IBF Light Welterweight Championship
Last night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, undefeated Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 Kos) captured his 4th World Title in the Light Welterweight Division by successfully defeating Sergey Lipinets (13-1, 10 Kos) by unanimous decision for his IBF Title.
Listen, unanimous decision aside your Boy Mikey had himself a real challenger in Sergey Lipnets. This Dude did not go down without a fight. He came out and dished out just as much as he was taking. The Kid got heart and he proved it last night. Although he came up short Lipnets left a great impression of himself inside that squared circle.
That being said congratulations are in order here for Mikey moving up in weight once again and capturing yet another Title. To me this bout was entertaining from start to finish. The betting odds had Mikey as the favorite but truth be told this bout was a lot closer than what the Judges had it. Real Talk! This was by far one of Mikey’s toughest bouts that I’ve seen him in to date.
Mikey is pushing real hard for that No. 1 spot on that Pound-for-Pound list and the way he’s been going at it since his comeback to the Boxing Game, Dude has been making a legitimate claim as to why he should be mentioned on that list. Real Talk!
Mikey is a proven young warrior with a mission of being mentioned as one of the greatest to ever do it. He is determined to take on the best while still remaining undefeated when it’s all said and done.
As it stands right now if he plays his cards right and stays focus at the plan at hand he has a very good chance of fulfilling his destiny.
Can’t wait to see what your next move will be Champ.
Canada has another hidden gem that’s been killing the “airwaves “ worldwide as of late. Tory Lanez is that Kat that’s got the Rap Game and the R&B Game in a choked hold. Real Talk! Tory’s one of those rare talents from up North that’s made his mark in a major way. He’s worked and grinded his way to the States and took the music Game by storm.
From his first mixtape in 2009 to his now second released album Memories Don’t Die; Tory has showed an elevated dedication to his craft that has not gone unnoticed by his peers. Tory has been in high demand as a writer and as a feature from the who’s who in the Game to date. His unique sound and style caters to all.
He’s got the Radio play, the Internet, the Clubs and the Streets on lock. The Kat’s got the goods to go Bars for Bars with the best of them and the right lyrics to serenade your girl while your back is turned away. Real Talk! Listening to his music you can clearly hear and see that he’s studied the Game from the ground up. Old School to New School, he’s a definite scholar of the Game.
Peeps need to seriously start paying attention to this Kat and cop his latest LP “Memories Don’t Die” cause that body of work displayed on that album speaks volume. To get familiar with some of his previous hits peep my DJ Blaze/Tory Lanez takeover set on my mixtapes section and hear how this Kat captivates his fans, worldwide.
WBC Heavyweight Title Challenge
Last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York I witness two of the Baddest Heavyweights in the Game put it all on the line in that squared circle and DAMNNN they did not disappoint. REAL TALK!
In my eyes Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 Kos) had his one missing defiant bout vs Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (28-1, 24 Kos). Deontay had to fight hard and dig real deep to overcome Ortiz’s experience inside that squared circle.
Shit got real for Big Homey. He quickly found out that Ortiz wasn’t going to be a walk in the park cause Ortiz came to fight by all means necessary. Truth be told Deontay did put “King Kong” down a total of three time in the fight but real talk in round seven in my eyes Ortiz had the upper hand on Wilder, he had the “Bronze Bomber” out on his feet but the man’s heart was pumping hard and would not let him go down. Real talk that bell and the ref saved him on that one. Shit looked bleak for Wilder at that point but like a true Champion that he is my man withstood Ortiz’s best shots and continued to survive round by round until the 10th round and connected on Ortiz not once but twice in that round and “King Kong” got clipped in a devastating fashion. Even when tired, Wilder still possesses that knock out power. Unbelievable.
This bout is exactly what both fighters needed to test themselves. The Best fighting the Best. Ortiz showed up and performed beautifully and should have nothing to be ashamed off, he just happened to meet up with the Baddest Heavyweight in the Game today, in Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder. This man is a serious problem for the Heavyweight Division “Hands Down”
Last night Wilder was tested, showed heart, and actually fought from behind in my eyes to secure his most defiant win in his career to date!
Congratulations Champ and thank you for giving us the fans a hell of a Heavyweight Bout. Keep making history and climbing that mountaintop.
Middleweight World Supremacy Battle Take 2!
The Battle of the Middleweight World Supremacy between Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is back on once again on May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
This highly anticipated sequel between these two badass Middleweights has taken a life of its own. Both fighters feel like they both did enough last September 16, 2017 to walk away with the win. The 12-round split draw has left them both with a sour taste in their mouth and the only way to get rid of it is to battle it out and take the Judges out of the equation one time!
As expected the trash talking has been quietly building up some steam as of late from both sides. Canelo is talking real greasy about guaranteeing a knockout while Golovkin is stating that he will put in some heavy bodywork to slow down the pit-bull from moving around all over the place. Golovkin will be aiming to breakdown Canelo systematically round by round.
They both have tasted each other’s best shots so hopefully the fear factor is out the window and these two combatants meet up in the center of the ring and go blow for blow. Both have very exceptional skills that will come into play. Canelo is very elusive with exceptional Boxing IQ.
Golovkin’s Boxing IQ is also exceptional but his style is that of a more aggressive fighter who doesn’t like to waste too much energy when he’s putting in that work inside that squared circle.
Neither fighter appeared badly hurt at any point during their initial clash but I’m thinking this go around someone is definitely going to feel some serious pain. What we the fans need and want from our fighters is the best to fight the best but that only comes second to what these two-determined combatants want to accomplish and that’s a clear-cut winner come Saturday night May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
All the Middleweight Belts WBC, IBO, WBA, IBF are at stake and there can only be one clear Champion.
Who you got on Take 2 of this Battle of the Middleweight World Supremacy?
The NBA-Who’s On Top?
We are officially well passed the midpoint mark for the season with 57 plus Games played and to everybody’s surprise the Houston Rockets (44-13) is the team holding on to that No. 1 Spot by a very small margin over the Defending Champs Golden State Warriors (44-14). Holding on to that No. 1 Spot in the league won’t be easy with the Warriors breathing down their necks but home court advantage come Playoff time would definitely be a plus for them if they could pull it off. As expected the Western Conference has remained quite competitive with the Spurs, Timberwolves, and Thunder, playing musical chairs with each other trying to position themselves just right for a playoff spot making it very interesting.
Holding down the No. 1 Spot on the Eastern Conference side is our very own Canadian Team the Toronto Raptors (41-16). Them Boys snuck up quietly behind the Boston Celtics (40-19) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22) to snatch that No. 1 Spot. Toronto’s steady play as of late has proven to be a problem for a lot of the teams in the East. Real Talk! Peeps keep on talking down about how weak the Eastern Conference is but truth be told the Eastern Conference is actually getting better and better and definitely more competitive; just watch the play of the Wizards, Pacers, Bucks, 76ers, Heat and the Pistons as of late? Its do or die amongst them Teams vying for a Playoff spot.
Injuries to various teams and last minute trades have once again altered the league, making the second half of the season just that much more interesting. So keep tuning in to see who will make the Final Cut!!
World Boxing Super Series (WBSS)
Tonight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, George Groves (28-3, 20Kos) humbled Chris Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20Kos) by successfully defeating him for the IBO and Super WBA Super Middleweight titles.
This bout wasn’t a pretty one but I have to tip my “B” hat to Groves for sticking to the game plan and neutralizing Eubank’s high volume offence. There are levels to this boxing sh*t and Groves backed it up by proving to all the naysayers and myself that he’s a notch above what Eubank possesses. The better man literally won tonight hands down.
I was confused and disappointed by Eubank’s passive approach. He did not have the right game plan to stunt on Groves’ tonight. Eubank talked a good game to the build up of the bout but simply got outclassed on that big stage come fight night. This was supposed to be a big bout for Eubank but tonight my man dropped the ball heavily. He let an extremely great opportunity slip through his hands.
Tonight’s World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight semifinals winner George Groves proved to the remaining competitors why he’s the number one seed in the Muhammad Ali Tournament.
Congratulations Groves on your highly convincing win tonight, now on to the Finals.
Cruiserweight WBU Championship
Last night at the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida, former four Division World Champion Roy Jones Jr. finished his career in style with a win and strapped up like the champ that he is. New Cruiserweight WBU Champion.
Jones (66-9, 47 Kos) punished his opponent Scott Sigmon (30-12-1, 16Kos) while still being able to entertain the masses to some extent in typical Roy Jones fashion. At 49 years old Jones showed us that he still got it. The much younger Sigmon didn’t have the right game plan to stop Jones from punishing him round after round. He was a worthy opponent but just not the one to send Jones packing with a loss in that squared circle on that special night.
Jones looked good last night outclassing his opponent one last time in front of his hometown crowd. It’s only fitting that he gets to walk away from the Boxing Game in the same city that he started his professional career at 29 years ago.
In my eyes Jones is a “Living Legend”, Future Hall-of-Famer and definitely one of the best to ever lace up a pair of gloves. Real Talk! To this day Jones is the only fighter to have claimed Titles at Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight. Unbelievable!
Peeps in the Boxing Community can debate all day about who’s the best there is (Jay-Z voice) or where Roy Jones Jr. should be placed in the “Greatest Of All Time” lists but truth be told, Jones’ career and accomplishments speak for themselves and his presence will forever be missed in that squared circle. Thank you Roy Jones Jr. for blessing us with such an astonishing career full of endless highlight reels.
Enjoy your retirement Roy.
This Year the 67th 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on TNT Sunday February 18, 2018.
To make this Year All-Star Game more exciting and competitive, the NBA has changed the format from the traditional Eastern Conference vs Western Conference to an All-Star Draft-Style format. As usual the starters were chosen by the fans but this time the media and players also had a say to the votes. Captains were able to Draft from the pool of players voted as Starters and Reserves.
Representing The Eastern Conference Starters this year are
-LeBron James (Cleveland) Team Captain
-DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans) (Now replaced due to injury by Paul George)
-Anthony Davis (New Orleans)
-Kevin Durant (Golden State)
-Kyrie Irving (Boston)
Coach-Dwayne Casey (Toronto Raptors)
-John Wall (Washington) (Now replaced due to injury by Andre Drummond) (Detroit)
-Kevin Love (Cleveland) (Now replaced due to injury by Goran Dragic) (Miami)
-Russel Westbrook (Oklahoma)
-Kristaps Porzingis (New-York)
-Victor Oladipo (Indiana)
-LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio)
-Bradley Beal (Washington)
Representing The Western Conference Starters this year are
-Stephen Curry (Golden State) Team Captain
-DeMar DeRozan (Toronto)
-Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)
-Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)
-James Harden (Houston)
Coach-Mike D’Antoni (Houston Rockets)
-Al Holford (Boston)
-Draymond Green (Golden State)
-Jimmy Butler (Minnesota)
-Kyle Lowry (Toronto)
-Damian Lillard (Portland)
-Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota)
-Klay Thompson (Golden State)
Now which side will claim “King Of The Court” come Sunday night February 18, 2018 in La La Land?
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
IBF Welterweight Championship
Last night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Errol Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 Kos) successfully retained his IBF Welterweight Belt with a one-sided beat down TKO win over Lamont Peterson (35-4-1, 17 Kos). Lamont’s corner pulled the plug before the start of the eight round. REAL TALK!
I expected this bout to be more competitive but EJ was simply too strong and too proficient for Lamont to handle. EJ controlled every round from the jump. He showed incredible poise and clearly executed the game plan at hand to a “T”. Lamont showed up and gave it his best shot but the young gunner’s steady aggressive style was overwhelming Lamont round by round.
Sh*t wasn’t looking good at all for Lamont. To me it looked like EJ was toying with a sparring partner instead of a world-class opponent in Lamont. REAL TALK!
EJ is definitely the “Truth” in that squared circle and he’s only getting better bout-to-bout. He’s a serious problem for the Welterweight Division hands down. That being said I can’t wait to see who’s gonna step up to the plate and attempt at derailing this kid. Good luck to the opposition.
Until then congratulations on your win Champ.
CHAMPION VS CHAMPION
Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 Kos) will be returning to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday March 31, 2018 on Sky Sport Box Office for a Unification fight against Champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 Kos).
This will be the first time in History that two reigning Heavyweight World Champions have met in Britain. The stakes couldn’t be any higher. Joshua will be defending his IBF, WBA Super and IBO Belts to Joseph’s WBO Belt along with both unbeaten records on the line.
Both fighters have their own views on how things are going to go down come fight night. Both are young, hungry, and strong and determined to become Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.
Surprisingly the early trash-talking has been coming from Parker, who feels he’s got the right attributes to put a stop to Joshua’s reign at the top of the food chain. He’s even going as far as predicting a knockout! Parker’s a tough Dude who’s never been stopped or shaken in that squared circle to date. It’s clear to me where the confidence is coming from.
Joshua’s heard the entire trash-talking coming from the opposite camp and he hasn’t been impressed. Personally, I think the critical attacks from them have actually fueled his anger and in return we are going to see a highly motivated AJ pumped up to put a hurting on his opponent in an emphatic fashion.
For some reason or another AJ’s opponents are quick to overlook or underestimate what he brings to that squared circle. AJ is clearly still learning fight by fight but to assume that he’s a walk in the park is blasphemy. REAL TALK!
The winner from this Unification Bout will hold four of the five Major Titles, leaving Deontay Wilder’s WBC Belt as the last one to acquire.
This is shaping out to be quite an intriguing month for the Heavyweight Division. Who will fall and who will rise one step closer to Undisputed?
Who you got?