The month after his April 11 clash with Danny Garcia in Brooklyn, New York, Lamont Peterson pulled out his cellphone following a workout at the Washington, D.C., gym where he trains and read us a list that he had written prior to the fight.
It was a night when Omar Figueroa Jr. and Ricky Burns would combine to throw 1,685 punches—1,442 of which were power shots, with 517 of those landing. The early pace of the 12-round slugfest, it’s safe to say, was not sustainable the longer the fight went on.
Through nine rounds of their 147-pound showdown in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions’ debut on March 7, Keith Thurman dominated Robert Guerrero. Defeat seemed all but inevitable for “The Ghost,” who bled from a cut above his left eye as a result of Thurman’s nonstop battering.
One of boxing’s biggest myths is that fighters in lighter weight classes are light on power. Kohei Kono and Koki Kameda became the latest little guys to dispel that myth.
It’s one of the basic tenets of boxing: A guy doesn't get knocked down a half-dozen times by an aging legend, then come back in his next bout and give a top contender all he can handle. Apparently, Chris Algieri was absent the day this theory was taught in Boxing 101.
The headhunting began from the opening bell and didn’t stop for 36 minutes. In between, two 175-pound warriors engaged in an epic battle of wills, the turning point coming in a seventh round that could only be described as savage.
Power and precision, toughness and tenacity, unbreakable will and undeniable heart—all are attributes that drive fans to boxing. And they were all on display for three mesmerizing minutes in Newark, New Jersey, on August 14.
Nearly three months have passed since Johann Duhaupas was on the receiving end of a savage 11-round beating from heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder. And yet we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Frenchman’s ears are still ringing and his nose still bleeding.