Saturday, May 4, 2019

Canelo Álvarez Unifies Middleweight Title By Defeating Daniel Jacobs!

Alvarez defeated Danny Jacobs by unanimous  decision at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena to unify the middleweight division. Alvarez put his three championship belts on the line and picked up the IBF middleweight title with this win.

During the opening round it wasn't much action from Alvarez or Jacobs. The exchange of punches were minimal, but Alvarez landed the clear and harder shots of the two. Throughout the rounds Jacobs switched from conventional to southpaw thinking that would keep Alvarez off balance, but it didn't seem to help. Jacobs had a better performance fighting as a right hander. Alvarez's head movement was outstanding as he slipped a lot of the punches Jacobs was trying to land. This bout looked very easy for Alvarez. Jacobs never put on any serious pressure to have Alvarez or his corner concerned. 

Canelo Alvarez:

"It was just what we thought because of the style of fight that he brings but we just did our job. We knew he was going to be a difficult fighter but thank God we did things the right way."

Danny Jacobs:

"I feel great. I'll have to go back to the tapes and see exactly what the judges thought but I had conversations with my corner that I was up yet I still pressed forward because I wanted to finish strong. He is a heck of a champion and I have to take my hat off to him."

Alvarez improves to (52-1-2, 35 KO's) in his career while Jacobs is now (35-3, 29 KO's) as the judges scored the bout 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113.

Lamont Roach Jr. Wins WBO International and NABO Super Featherweight Titles!

Upper Marlboro, MD's Lamont Roach, Jr. defeated Jonathan Oquendo of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico by 10-round unanimous decision at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

It was a tough victory for Roach Jr. as he had to withstand some continuous pressure from the veteran Oquendo. In the early rounds of this contest Oquendo forced the action by getting in close and moving Roach Jr. against the ropes. When Roach Jr. was against the ropes that's when Oquendo landed some good body shots and some sneaky hooks. During one of the early exchanges Roach Jr. suffered a bloody nose that continued throughout the fight. Roach looked a little uncomfortable from the pressure, but continued to fight his way through the rounds. As they entered into the later rounds Roach Jr. looked to make the adjustments he needed to gain some ground. Roach Jr. won rounds by putting more combinations together to edge out Oquendo in the closing seconds of the late rounds. The fight looked to be close going into the eighth round until Oquendo had a point taken away by referee Russell Mora for excessive headbutts. With Roach Jr. being more active in the later rounds and a point being taken away from Oquendo the judges scored it 96-93, 97-92 twice.

Lamont Roach Jr.:

“He hit me with a clean body shot, but I got myself together and continued to box him. I felt them from Round 1 to Round 10. I’m glad I got this experience. This is what I need to go up to the championship level. He’s as tough as they come. If someone else brings the fight to me I know I’ll be ready. I know I can go 10 or even 12 rounds.”

Lamont Roach Jr. improves to (19-0-1, 7 KO's) while the verteran Jonathan Oquendo falls to (30-6, 19 KO's).

Canelo Alvarez And Danny Jacobs Pre-Fight Explosion!

Normally this is a easy process for two likeable fighters during a weigh-in. Both fighters made the approved title fight limit, Canelo Alvarez 159.5 and Daniel Jacobs 160 pounds for the WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight championship bout.

It was the topping on the cake to complete the final weigh-in when world champions Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs faced off before their WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight unification fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. It was a shocking moment from two fighters that are known to be calm, but during the face off both fighters stood literally head to head until the pushing and finger pointing started. 

Daniel Jacobs: 
That motherf__ker right there, he’s gonna get it tomorrow. Watch that sh_t!

Canelo Alvarez: 
I see fear. There was fear in what he did. I’m gonna say it in Spanish so everyone understands. Chinga tu Madre! (f__k your mother).

Here are the weights for the undercard:

Vergil Ortiz Jr 147 vs. Mauricio Herrera 146.5
Lamont Roach Jr. 129.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 130
Joseph Diaz 129.5 vs. Freddy Fonseca 130
Sadam Ali 147 vs. Anthony Young 146
John Ryder 167.5 vs. Bilal Akkawy 167.5
Francisco Esparza 126 vs. Aram Avagyan 125.5
Alexis Espino 164 vs. Billy Wagner 161.5

Lamont Roach Jr. Prepares For Two Title Opportunity!

Upper Marlboro, MD's Lamont Roach, Jr. weighed 129.5 pounds while his opponent Jonathan Oquendo  weighed 130 pounds for their 10-round championship bout on Saturday, May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. 

Two titles are up for the taking as Roach, Jr. puts his WBO International Super Featherweight title on the line against Oquendo's NABO Super Featherweight championship title. The winner will become the number one contender for the WBO World Super Featherweight championship title.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"SWIFT" Jarrett Hurd Media Day Quotes!

Undefeated Unified IBF and WBA Jr. Middleweight champion "Swift'' Jarrett Hurd held a media workout at the Hillcrest Boxing Gym in Temple Hills, Maryland on Tuesday. Hurd is in preparation for his title defense against top contender Julian "J-Rock'' Williams Saturday, May 11 main event of Premier Boxing Champions. The contest will be aired on FOX and FOX Deportes from EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. 

The broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Here's what Hurd had to say.


"We always work on different things in camp, whether it's preparing for southpaws in the past or orthodox in this fight. You have to do everything to your right as far as movements against an orthodox guy so we made the transition to that for the last couple of camps starting with the Jason Welborn fight.

"I want to be undisputed champion at 154-pounds. The plan is to go after the WBC belt next. I'm inspired to do it and I see it right in front of me.

"I feel strong and the shoulder is 100 percent. In sparring and hitting the bag, I forgot I even had surgery. That's how good I feel.

"I've watched some of Julian's recent fights and his last two fights have been on the same cards I've been on. It's almost like it's meant to be. We were lining up to face each other and here we are.

"My defense is getting better, but what people have to understand is that I kept stepping up the competition I was facing. So of course I got hit more, but if you look at the stats, my opponent got hit even more than me. Because of my style it looks like I take a lot of punches. I expect to get hit in this fight but, I'm ready to hit him more.

"It's hard to tell what type of fight this is going to be. I want to say that he's going to try to box, but I said that about Erislandy Lara and we saw that he stood toe-to-toe with me. Because of my size, I don't really think Julian Williams is going to try to do that. He's going to try to get his shots off and score points and make it through 12 rounds.

"I always said that one day I wanted to be the guy who when I got to this position, would give back to the area here. I want to be the face of the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia). When you come here and talk about boxing, you're talking about me. I've got the city behind me and I couldn't be any happier about it."

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Results From The Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic!

(Photo courtesy of Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project)

The 2019 Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic which took place this past weekend, April 27th at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

In the 67-70 pound division Michael O'Connor of Oxon Hill Boxing Gym defeated Levar Adams. These two young boxers battled from start to finish. It was a ver crowd pleasing performance and was voted Bout Of The Night.

The brother of Michael, Patrick O'Connor, defeated his Oxon Hill teammate Joshua Briggs in the 110 pound weight class.

Saleem Rafaie (Oxon Hill) defeated Laron Manning (Oxon Hill) at 75 pounds while Amir Lee (Oxon Hill) defeated Rafaie's brother, Sameer, at 85 pounds.

Khaliq Harrison (Hillcrest) won his bout over Yeshaya Franklin of West Virginia at 125-130 pounds.

In the Belfast vs. Beltway bouts against boxers from Ireland:  

Keith Burroughs (Oxon Hill) defeated Diarmuid Bradley (Holy Trinity) at 97-101 pounds.

Reginald Clark (Oxon Hill) defeated Thomas Orr (Lisburn) at 130 pounds.

Gary Arthurs (Gleean) defeated Dontae Smith (Oxon Hill) in a 150 pound contest.

Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill) defeated Peter Devine (Oliver Plunkett) in 120 pound bout.

In the 200 pound weight class Edward McDonough (Galway) defeated Francis Poulos (Diamonds N The Ruff).

Sampson Hayes (Diamonds N The Ruff) defeated Rory Trainor (Ardonye Holy Cross) in a 150 pound contest. 

Aaron Daly (Castlebar) defeated Deonte Washington (Diamonds N The Ruff) at a 152 pounds.

"SWIFT" Jarrett Hurd Interview After His Media Day Workout!

Unified Super Welterweight Champion Jarrett Hurd Defends His Titles Against Top Contender Julian Williams in Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes Main Event Deportes Saturday, May 11 from EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.