Smith defeats Hart by decision

Leading into this fight, Jesse Hart was talking about redemption for his mentor Bernard Hopkins as Smith was the last person to defeat Hart’s mentor. After 12 rounds on Saturday, he failed to make due on his promise. Joe Smith Jr. used his come forward style and his toughness to get a split decision win over Hart. Two judges scored the bout 98-91 and 97-92 … Continue reading Smith defeats Hart by decision

Canelo becomes 4 weight world champion

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was in a close fight with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev for a while, but made sure that it would not be decided by the judges. A left hand followed by a right hook put Kovalev down to the canvas by the ropes, and Russell Mora stopped his count at the 2:15 mark of Round 11 to give Canelo the victory. He is now … Continue reading Canelo becomes 4 weight world champion

Alvarez shocks Kovalev with KO

The crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino expected to see a good fight in the main event that would eventually end in a knockout. What they got was a result that many did not expect. Eleider Alvarez (24-0) knocked out Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1) in the seventh round to win the WBO and IBA light heavyweight championships in front of a sellout crowd which … Continue reading Alvarez shocks Kovalev with KO

Stevenson and Jack fight ends in a draw

Back in January, there was an event in New York announcing the schedule of boxing fights that would be televised by Showtime and one fight caught my eye: the WBC light heavyweight title fight between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack. Stevenson served as the long reigning champion and Jack came off a KO victory to win the WBA “regular” title, only to give it up … Continue reading Stevenson and Jack fight ends in a draw