The dumbest comment I heard last weekend was without a doubt made by Mike Perry of the UFC, after his win on Saturday night over Mikey Gall.
” Once I made that weight cut, that’s such an athletic thing, you gotta be high level to make that happen.”
It’s a sad thing that kids these days think that cutting weight is part of being a professional athlete, especially thinking it’s a “high level” part of professional sports.
I’m a firm believer in the old school methods of boxing and combat sports training, but I must say that if losing weight in order to fight in a division you don’t belong in, is your idea of being a professional athlete, hire a gotdamn strength and conditioning coach and nutritionist, or better yet, someone who can do both!
WBO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION AND ARGUABLY THE BEST BOXER, POUND FOR POUND IN THE WORLD
A documentary produced by BT Sport, released in April of 2019, as Crawford was preparing for his bout against Amir Khan, a fight he would eventually win by 6th round TKO. The documentary includes interviews with Crawford and his team, as well as training camp footage in the lead-up to the Crawford vs Khan bout.
Joshua ” The Professor ” Franco, WBA Super Flyweight Champion, San Antonio, Texas.
LAS VEGAS (June 23, 2021) — According to the oddsmakers, it was an upset, but Joshua Franco (17-1-2, 8 KOs) was not surprised. Franco defeated Andrew Moloney via unanimous decision to win the WBA super flyweight world title Tuesday evening by scores of 115-112 and 114-113 2x.
Franco dominated down the stretch, knocked Moloney down in the 11th round and swept the 12th on all three judges’ cards to secure the victory.
“After the fourth round, I gained the momentum and figured him out. I always knew this was possible,” Franco said. “I wasn’t nervous when the decision was being read. I knew I’d done enough to win this fight. My coach, Robert Garcia, had me ready. I’m going home with the belt.”
Moloney (21-1, 14 KOs), from Melbourne Australia, was making his American debut.
“It just wasn’t my night tonight,” Moloney said. “This was not the best version of Andrew Moloney, but full credit to Joshua Franco. He deserved to win the title with his effort. He closed the fight strong, like a true champion.
“Golpes Duros” portrays the lives of Pollo, Panda and Barbas; who are inmates in different prisons in Mexico City. Once a year, they prepare to participate in the Annual Inter-Reclusorio Tournament, where they will fight against the best fighters from all the prisons in Mexico.
DEMARCO BEATS SANTILLAN BUT STILL SOMEHOW LOSES DECISION
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Michael “Magic” Plania came into last night’s fight as the underdog against the heavily hyped Joshua “Night Night” Greer Jr, but proved himself to be the better fighter, dropping Greer twice and taking a 10 round decision.
Antonio Demarco appeared to have won a comfortable decision over Giovani Santillan last night, winning 7 out of 10 rounds on most observers and media member’s scorecards. The Las Vegas judges apparently saw another fight though, gifting the decision to Santillan by scores of 95-94, 96-94 and 96-94.
Juan Torres and Hector Perez fought all six rounds of their heavyweight bout, with Perez taking the decision on all three scorecards.
Perez looked to be soft around the midsection and Torres may have been better served to invest in a body attack, rather than his almost exclusive head hunting strategy.
Torres may have been confused as to what a body shot consisted of though, due to Perez wearing his trunks up to his chest.