On The Watch “Its All About Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack”

WBC Light Heavyweight Championship

Last night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the lucky fans in attendance witnessed a war between Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 Kos) and Badou Jack “The Ripper” (22-1-3, 13 Kos) inside that squared circle. Real Talk!

Throughout a heavy, action-packed, punishing and entertaining bout, our Canadian Champion Adonis retained his WBC Light Heavyweight Belt with the three Judges scoring it a majority draw.

Listen, I gotta tip my “B” hat to Badou Jack for going 12 hard-hitting rounds with the Champ. Real Talk! Badou is a serious threat to anybody inside that squared circle in the Light Heavyweight Division. It’s not just anyone who can walk into that ring and bang with Adonis and although last night was a draw, he gained more fans and respect from this battle. Real Talk!

That being said, I also gotta tip my “B” hat to the Champ for being able to go hard at war with a tough challenger. This Dude is 40-years old and as yet to be dethroned inside that squared circle. He wasn’t able to lay down that powerful dirty deadly left punch knockout but he did administer some heavy lethal body shots to slow down “The Ripper”, just enough to secure that draw in the Judges’ eyes.

Truth be told, both combatants saw themselves as winners last night, hands down. It was definitely a back and forth affair inside that squared circle.
I personally enjoyed the bout and have no complaints on the result but I would definitely petition for a rematch of the two sooner rather than later.

Until then, congratulation to both warriors for giving us fans a hell of a clash.

Blaze

On The Watch “It’s All About 2018 NBA CONFERENCE FINALS”

2018 NBA Conference Finals

It’s time; the NBA’s version of the Final 4 is now set to start this Sunday May 13, 2018. In the Eastern Conference, since our Canadian team the Toronto Raptors loss focus and got swept 4 zips to the Cleveland Cavaliers’, we now get to enjoy a rematch of last year’s Conference Finals. Boston the No. 2 seed will be looking to avenge their last year showing and attempt to slow down LeBron and his 4th seeded Cavaliers from reaching their 8th Finals appearance. I gotta tip my ”B” hat to both teams. Real talk! The Celtics have stayed alive and legit even without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Haywood in the line-ups in the Playoffs. Reaching the Eastern Conference Finals without your two main stars should be evidence enough on just how serious of a team the Celtics are when faced with adversity. They are a well-coached team with some highly motivated players who are willing and able to ball on a next level if need be. As for the Cavs, losing Kyrie Irving and revamping the team up mid-season, had the Cavs looking shaky in the second half of the season, but when you have LeBron still healthy and determined to prove the skeptics wrong, reaching the Eastern Conference has a way of silencing all the haters. Unbelievable!! It’s hard to count LeBron out when he’s running the show. Real Talk! That being said stay tuned in to see who will be representing the Eastern Conference when it’s all said and done.

This Western Conference may be one of the best shootouts to date. The best of the best. The No. 1 seeded team in the Houston Rockets vs the 2nd seeded Golden State Warriors. A lot has been said about this year Houston Rockets. This team finished the season with a 65-17 record, primed and loaded to challenge the Warriors for that Finals spot. Houston dominated the season all year to have the chance to dethrone the Defending Champs in Golden State Warriors. This series will be a chess match. The Warriors have shooters on deck and so do the Rockets but the Warriors are the more experienced team of the two when it comes to the Western Conference Finals hands down. They both match up well but personally I think a healthy Curry might be the “ace” the Warriors need to take the Rockets out but then again; the addition of Chris Paul and a consistent play of James Harden might be the key to upsetting the Golden State Warriors. With so much scoring and talent on both teams this series will feel like the NBA Finals so tune in to see which team will reign supreme on the Westside!!

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Daniel Jacobs vs Maciej Sulecki”

WBA Middleweight Title Eliminator

Last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 Kos) secured his WBA Middleweight Title Eliminator position by defeating a worthy contender in Maciej Sulecki (26-1, 10 Kos).

This was an exciting bout from start to finish. Real Talk! This Kat Sulecki may have sounded as an unknown to casual boxing fans but last night he definitely made a name of himself and showed the Middleweight Division that he’s a real -life player to be taken seriously. Although the outcome wasn’t what he had hoped for his aggressive style kept the attention of the fans in attendance.

That being said there are levels to this boxing sh*t and Daniel Jacobs is definitely levels above Sulecki. When the going got a little rough, Jacobs stepped up his game and showed Sulecki why he’s one of the top dogs in the Division. Sulecki was a tough customer who came out the gate ready to fight. The Kat’s got heart with no intention of backing down, but Jacobs is a seasoned warrior who adjusted on the fly and kept steady control of his opponent. It was a back and forth type of fight from round to round but when it was time for the curtain call, Jacobs knocked Sulecki down with a straight right hand in the 12th round with less than minutes left to wrap off the performance. Nuff said.

Jacobs needed a tough outing like this to keep him sharp and ready with that hunger for more. This win makes him a WBA mandatory challenger to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and gives him another opportunity to redeem himself for his loss to “GGG” by unanimous but controversial decision in a close 12 round title fight back in March 2017.

Congratulations on your win Danny. Until your next bout stay focus and ready at all times.

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack”

WBC Light heavyweight Championship

Finally, it has officially been announced. One of the most intriguing match ups in the Light Heavyweight Division between Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-1, 24 Kos) and Badou Jack “The Ripper” (22-1,2, 13 Kos) is set to take place Saturday night May 19, 2018 live on SHOWTIME from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto rather than the original location previously planned for Montreal’s Bell Centre.

The WBC and Lineal Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson will be making his 9th defense against probably his toughest task to date in Badou Jack, a former WBC Super Middleweight Champion who moved up a weight class to become WBA Light Heavyweight Champion but to later relinquish his title to hunt down Adonis’ prized possession of the WBC Belt.

A lot has been said about Stevenson’s previous opponents to date but this time around peeps are calling Badou Jack a high risk. I simply see it as the best fighting the best. Adonis is not new to this level of a challenge. Dude is the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion for a reason; he knows his way pretty well inside that square circle and carries around a mean and well-known equalizer in the form of his left hand.

As for Badou Jack, this is an incredible opportunity for him to become a three-time World Champion and a chance at dethroning the Champ. He has faced every tough challenge head on to date and a win here would definitely raise his profile and income to the next level. His confidence is at an all-time high and he might carry the skills and the attributes to give Adonis a run for his money, but will he be able to execute the game plan come fight night?

The haters in the boxing community want to see Adonis take an “L” but Real Talk all bullsh*t aside Adonis is hands down one of the best in the Division and a dangerous Champion who knows too well how to finish a fight.

I anticipate nuff action from both fighters come fight night. The Light Heavyweight Division is about to get “shook”. Will “Superman” prevail or will the “Ripper” put him to rest.

Tune in live on SHOWTIME Saturday night May 19, 2018.

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Showtime Premier Boxing Champions and Mayweather Promotions”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime Boxing Night

What a night!! Last night, Saturday April 21, 2018, Mayweather Promotions and Showtime Premier Boxing Champions delivered us another exciting tripleheader at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York. Real Talk!

First up was undefeated Gevonta Davis (20-0, 19 Kos) who became a Two-Time World Champion by annihilating in a devastating fashion Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 Kos) to pick up the vacant WBA 130-pound World Championship Belt.

There ‘s level to this Boxing sh*t and this young shooter has been leaps above his competition to date. REAL TALK! It took Gevonta less than 3 rounds to dispose of his worthy opponent. Three knockdowns, heavy accurate power shots and spectacular movement, were just too much for Jesus Cuellar to handle. Gevonta came ready to rumble and performed, as a Champion should.

Gevonta is truly the present and the future of this Super Featherweight Division.
Congratulations Champ on being the youngest Champion to ever do it this good.

Who really wants it next??

In the co-feature, undefeated Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 Kos) overpowered Hugo Centeno (26-2, 14 Kos) with some heavy combinations and stopping him in the second round. EASYYY WORK! It was a total mismatch with no resistance whatsoever. The Kid is a “Beast” inside that squared circle hands down. With this win Jermall became Interim WBC Middleweight Champion and now mandatory to Gennady Golovkin.

The Middleweight Division just got shook with this one cause your Boy Charlo is coming for that No.1 Spot.

Congratulations Champ you are officially a Two-Time and Two-Division World Champion on the come up!

In the main event, in a catch–weight at 144 pounds, Adrian “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1 24 Kos) and Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 Kos) battled to a controversial majority draw.

Real Talk! This bout was tight from start to finish; Broner performed way better than his last two outings in my eyes. He looked fit strong and his energy was much better. Vargas was on point early but seemed to be fading as the rounds wore on. Dude is tough though he never gave up when sh*t got popping. Kid definitely got heart.

Personally, I think that if Broner would have let his hands go just a little bit more sh*t would have been clear to all three judges. That being said a draw is not a loss and both can do it over again if need be.

Bottom line this was a good night of Boxing.

Your thoughts on this one?

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse”

WBA Welterweight Fight of Champions

It’s official; Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 Kos) will be challenging WBA “regular” Welterweight Champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 34 Kos) on July 14, 2018 in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur at the Axiata Arena.

Manny, in my eyes is out to prove to all the naysayer’s and the haters that he’s still got it despite his recent controversial loss to Jeff Horn. Hand picking Lucas Matthysse as his latest opponent proves just that. Matthysse is no slouch in that squared circle. This Dude can crack and box with the best of them while still fighting at a high level.

Real talk, this is a dangerous 50/50 fight for either combatant. At this point in their careers both are still very strong with knockout power. Their aggressive styles mesh really well and should make for a very thrilling bout.

This bout will undoubtedly be Matthysse’s most important of his career considering he will be facing an eight-time Division World Champion in Pacquiao. This also being his first defense of his recently acquired WBA “regular” Welterweight Belt.

A lot will be riding on the line here for both fighters on July 14, in Malaysia. Matthysse has earned himself a version of a title that he is not ready or willing to part ways with by any means necessary. As for Paquiao this is a must-win situation. He needs to show up and deliver a very convincing performance along with a win, if he plans on continuing to compete at this level and remain relevant in the Welterweight Division.

The momentum at this present time is on Matthysse’s side. He is the Champion. A win for him could propel his career in the Division for the future. Pacquiao requested this bout now it’s up to Matthysse to silence the “Legend” and Future Hall of Famer by successfully and convincingly retaining his title.

That being said I personally anticipate this bout to be very competitive, so tune in Saturday night July 14, 2018 from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia, courtesy of ESPN.

Blaze

On The Watch “It’s All About NBA PLAYOFFS 2018”

2018 NBA PLAYOFFS

Once again, this NBA Season was must watch TV from start to finish. REAL TALK!
Uncontrollable injuries and sudden surprising trades from East to West shifted the balance from good to bad depending on whom you’ve been rocking with from the jump. Whichever way you want to look at it two new faces from East to West claimed “Top Spot” at the end of this Season.

This year Eastern Conference No. 1 Seed is none other than our own Canadian Team The Toronto Raptors that finished the season with an impressive (59-23). This year The Raptors played with a different type of swag and competitive demeanor that wreaked havoc throughout the entire league. Them Boys are seriously aiming for that spot in the Finals to show the world what the North is all about. Real Talk.

The journey to the Finals won’t be a cakewalk judging by some of the new and old faces attempting to derail The Raptors on their quest. The bang-up Celtics, the young gunners of The 76ers, The Cavs and King James, The Pacers, The Heat, The Bucks and the 8th seeded Wizards all have a say in to how this Eastern Conference might play out.

Representing the Western Conference and the No. 1 Seed throughout the entire Playoffs is none other than The Houston Rockets with their imposing season of (65-17). Them Boys strait up snatched that No. 1 Spot from the Defending Champions Golden State Warriors (58-24). This year might just be theirs for the taking but judging how the West likes to roll I wouldn’t count the Defending Champs out just yet. The Warriors are walking into this year NBA Playoffs wounded but not ready to concede just yet. The Blazers, The Thunder, The Jazz, The Pelicans, The Spurs and the 8th seeded Timberwolves are all aiming to disrupt this year NBA Playoffs.

With this entire changeable outcome, I can’t wait to see that ball drop Saturday April 14, 2018 come Game Time!!

Tune In!!

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker”

Heavyweight Title Unification

Tonight, at the sold-out Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 Kos) unanimously decision Joseph Parker (24-1, 18 Kos) in their 12-round bout to become Super WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO Unified Heavyweight Champion of the world!!!

All three Judges had AJ winning by a large Margin. Hands Down! Truth be told this was not the most exiting AJ performance to date but my Boy showed character and patience tonight inside that squared circle and kept with the game plan at hand. AJ was the predator all night and Parker the pray with no real answer to AJ’s advancement towards him. I was seriously expecting Parker to be more aggressive and quicker of his feet but tonight his performance was very lackluster compared to what he usually brings to the squared circle. Styles make fights but that only works if both fighters are fully engaged and tonight that was not the case.

Tonight, AJ’s knockout streak may have ended but the job at hand was still delivered, he secured the win and collected Parker’s WBO Belt to become Unified Champion.

It’s clear that as the competition improves for AJ so does the challenge. Every time out is an opportunity to show improvement and tonight going the full 12-rounds unmarked by his opponent for the first time is a good way to gage where your are at this point in your career. Real Talk!

Congratulations on your win tonight AJ, you are one step closer to becoming Undisputed. Keep working and perfecting your craft but keep in mind there can only be one true “King” in the Heavyweight Division so be cautious of Deontay Wilder the man holding the last peace to the puzzle, the WBC Belt, cause he’s a BADDDD Man inside that squared circle.

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford”

WBO Welterweight Championship

Undisputed Junior Welterweight Honcho Terence “Bud” Crawford (32-0, 23Kos) has moved up to the Welterweight Division with one thing in mind and that’s to conquer the 147-pound Division and become a Champion once again.

First on the to do list is WBO Welterweight Titleholder Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12Kos).
Jeff took the world by storm when he defeated 8 Division World Champion Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Belt. On that night Jeff showed the world that he’s got heart, determination and can definitely scrap with the best of them. Real Talk!

That being said, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vagas, Terence Crawford will be putting up his skills against Jeff Horn’s and attempting to snatch that WBO Belt from him.

We all know that styles make fights but on that night, I will be most intrigued to see just how Crawford’s game plan will do vs Horn’s roughhouse tactics. On one side, we have Crawford, a cerebral assassin, with many different tools to slay his opponent inside that squared circle. On the opposite side, we have Horn a naturally bigger, stronger, aggressive blue-collar type fighter with an exceptional chip on his shoulder.

The Boxing Community has Horn as a huge underdog in this bout, which in return as fueled him even more to prove the doubters wrong. The trash talking has been real heavy from both sides as of late. The heat is on and both are ready to outdo each other come fight night.

A lot of suspect questions will be answered on that night. Will Crawford become a 3 Division Champion and put the 147-pound Division on notice or will Horn show the world that he’s the real deal and finally earn his peers’ respect as a true Champion?

Blaze

On The Watch “Its All About Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz”

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.

Blaze