Klitschko-Chisora, Rios-Gamboa, NBC Sports Network more…

At least Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KO’s)emphatically signed his death warrant.

By slapping Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s)in the face during their “stare down”, Chisora all but guaranteed he will be KO’d. Chisora has made repeated claims of how he is going to knock out Vitali in their bout scheduled for tomorrow (Feb 18, Epix & EpixHD.com). Yet a much more accomplished fighter (and better power puncher) in Lennox Lewis all but hit him in the face with a sledgehammer and Vitali didn’t even get shaken.

Since the fight is tomorrow I’ll go ahead and throw my official prediction out there;

Chisora doesn’t have nearly enough experience, size, or punching power to do the damage necessary. Vitali will throw that thunderous jab and wait until Chisora opens himself up, allowing Vitali to exploit that opening and turn it into a barrage of unyielding power punches.

Vitali Klitschko by 5th round TKO.

The upcoming boxing schedule just got a huge shot in the arm as HBO announced Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO’s) vs. Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22 KO’s) for April 14. I should have listed this fight on my Fight Fights Wishlist post, just a gross oversight on my part. Continue reading “Klitschko-Chisora, Rios-Gamboa, NBC Sports Network more…”

HBO World Championship Boxing, 9.10.11 (Part 1)


"Battle of the XXI Century"...not quite.

Tomasz Adamek vs. Vitali Klitschko
From Wrocław, Poland for the WBC heavyweight title

The fight went just about how you’d imagine.

Coming in I thought for Adamek to have even a punchers chance he would have to open it up and just let the punches fly. In the first round he did no such think and it appeared as if he was content to just take his beating, collect his check and be on his way.

Then round two began. Even though this was the most dangerous approach (and sure to end poorly for him) for him, Adamek let the fists fly. It wasn’t going to realistically change the outcome of the fight, but it was going to at least make it worth watching. At least more so than that dreck of a fight between Vitali’s brother Wladimir and David Haye.

The story for this fight was Vitali’s jab (which could second as a straight right for anyone else). He consistently jammed it into Adamek’s face and by the time the ref stopped the fight in the 10th his nose was a bloody mess.

Rounds 1 through 10 were almost near carbon copies of each other. Vitali would jab, through some overhand rights, mix in a few uppercuts and Adamek would do his best to move, cover-up and try to retaliate.

Adamek did try to retaliate, even landed a few good body shots, but nothing Vitali couldn’t just absorb.

Klitschko handled what little Adamek dealt and gave him back blow after blow until his nose was bleeding everywhere, he could barely stand and by round 10 the ref finally, mercifully, stopped the fight.

It’s my opinion (as I’m sure it’s others as well) that there isn’t anyone in the heavyweight division that can beat the Klitschko’s. With the slight exception of each other of course.

I would, however, love to see a David Haye vs. Tomasz Adamek fight.

The Klitschko’s, David Haye, Donaire-Montiel, more…

– Thankfully the Klitschko brothers have moved on from David Haye for a little while. Not that I didn’t want one (or both) of them to get a crack at the big-mouthed Brit, but it’s all a bit much now.

Wladimir called Haye a “liar” and has met with, and most likely will fight, Tomasz Adamek in September. At the very least Adamek will be fighting a Klitschko per Kathy Duva;

“If for some reason Wladimir can’t fight in September, Vitali will be the opponent. The September date is the key because that is when the new stadium will open. This is a very big deal in all of Europe because the Wroclaw stadium, which is located on the border of Poland and Germany and not too far from Ukraine, is one of four currently being built to accommodate the 2012 European Soccer Championships.”

– While Wladimir lines up his, possible, fight with Adamek, brother Vitali has signed a contract to face Odlanier Solis on March 19 in Germany.

– Per Dan Rafael’s twitter account;

I agree with Rafael wholeheartedly here. This is a ridiculous fight and to say I’m excited for it is a tremendous understatement. Fernando Montiel facing Nonito Donaire is an all action fight. Probably will be a lot of blood too. Blood always makes a match more exciting!

– The WBC has, rightfully, ordered a rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former champion Bernard Hopkins.

Per WBC president Jose Sulaiman;

“The WBC board of governors has voted in favor of ordering the immediate rematch between WBC champion Jean Pascal and emeritus champion Bernard Hopkins for the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world,” WBC president Jose Sulaiman wrote to the camps. “The winner of this fight has the obligation to fight Chad Dawson immediately without any intervening contest.”