- Dec 27, 2019
Also Fury is suprisingly quiet about this fight, neither him nor Joshua showed up to the event.
Yes was going to post about this one as it's a PPV in GB but is on ESPN+ during Saturday afternoon. Dave Allen is the B side in his clash with Frazer Clarke who weighed in at a whopping 270 pounds. Allen himself is 257 so neither guy will move and box, it will be a phone booth brawl that will probably go the distance as Clarke looks like he can't punch his way out of a wet paper bag and Allen isn't a puncher either.Smith Vs. Eubank Jr. rematch this weekend.
Yes all on Friday?Looks like mostly a Mexican boxing weekend schedule. Lighter weights so there should be plenty of action.
This week is a slow week for White contenders but Zach Parker has his first comeback fight since his retirement against John Ryder he is fighting somebody named Khalid Graidia. This should be just a workout as I have never heard of Graidia before.Yes all on Friday?
Are the boxing networks ducking college football?
Philly junkyard dog Joey Daweko is fighting a main event promoted by Marshall Kaufmann and is a local fan favorite. I have never heard of his opponent so he should chalk up a win.
I will probably tune in to the ESPN card as White Mexican Luis Alberto Lopez is defending his IBF featherweight title that he won off of Josh Warrington and was last seen knocking out Mick Conlan in a frightening manner.
PS Kenzie Morrison was signed by Lou Dibella and will probably have a last chance run to relevance in the heavyweight division. I haven't heard a word about his half brother Trey. He may have hung up his gloves for good. https://fightnews.com/dibella-inks-kenzie-morrison/152593
Very nice win for Zhang, cracked his chin there. I hated this fight as they were doing it because Zhang upset a hypejob, glad he got him out of there early.WBO interim heavyweight champion Zhilei Zhang (26-1-1, 21 KOs) scored a highlight reel third round knockout of Joe Joyce (15-2, 14 KOs) in their rematch onwww.boxing247.com
On Saturday afternoon DAZN has a Matchroom card with Opetaia vs Jordan Thompson as far as I can tell only obscure White prospects are on that card. Also Boxxer has a competing card but as far as I can tell no White prospects are on the card as Callum Simpson appears to be Quadroon type.This weekend boxing is headlined by Canelo vs. Charlo. Canelo is -400 as the favorite. Light heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk is fighting on the undercard. Also, Col. Bob Sheridan has passed away at the age of 79. He was the voice of boxing calling over 10,000 fights in his lifetime.
Updating the equivalent of "Bowling Day" for boxing in the first major bout of the day Otto Wallin pitched a near shutout to neutral observer's eyes but had to settle for a tight split decision against the befuddled Murat Gassiev. He simply did a gym workout against the too stationary former cruiserweight champion. Wallin while not looking like a Rocky movie character or having Ray Leonard movement knows how to fight and score points and does enough with punch output to keep opposing fighters on the defensive. Aside from the last round where Wallin was rocked to his boots with a desperation combination with seconds to go had this fight his own way from the first bell and further demonstrated why nobody rings his number when a star heavyweight needs a B side opponent. Aside from a title fight two dream fights for fans with Joshua and Wilder won't happen as both star fights seem to want make one big pay day before riding off to the sunset a Wallin points loss would end that dream scenario for them. I could see Zhang giving Wallin a shot for his WBO interim title if he is shut out of a title fight himself as he has no time to waste waiting on Fury or Usyk.On Saturday afternoon DAZN has a Matchroom card with Opetaia vs Jordan Thompson as far as I can tell only obscure White prospects are on that card. Also Boxxer has a competing card but as far as I can tell no White prospects are on the card as Callum Simpson appears to be Quadroon type.
I may watch the Matchroom card as it appears to be deeper and the main event is fairly intriguing. As you stated Canelo returns in a tricky defense. Logic states he should grind down Charlo late but he didn't really look good against the similar sized Ryder and Charlo is a good 3+inches taller but he has to adapt to a new weight class which should be the deciding factor.
The "Nail" is buried on the internet portion of the card as the PPV broadcast has no Whites less Canelo.
PS Fury vs Usky is signed and sealed and will be in Saudi Arabia during Riyadh Season which is something similar to a sporting festival ie a small Olympic festival. https://fightnews.com/fury-usyk-is-signed/153142
PS2 I completely missed Gassiev vs Wallin is earlier than the cruiserweight lineal title fight so if I find a feed that works I will watch this intriguing bout as the winner will be a highly ranked contender and a decent defense for a champion or a decent B side opponent for Joshua or Wilder if their grudge match doesn't materialize.
Yes Charlo let Alvarez walk into his punching range without making him freeze or feel much pain beyond a few combinations here and there. But then again naturally larger 168 pounders like Callum Smith did this too so I can't fault a naturally smaller man BMI wise doing the same thing.Very boring fight in the main event Canelo was essentially walking Charlo down the whole time but no finish. Wallin seems to be a better fighter than he's rated and has given elite opponents trouble.