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Jesse Brinkley Hangs Tough, But Succumbs In Ninth To Lucian Bute

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MONTREAL, Canada —Lucian Bute’s supporters, 11,682 of them on this night, and perhaps even Lucian Bute himself, will try to tell you that Bute could have ended this one anytime he wanted, but that makes no sense at all. No fighter would willingly subject himself to nine rounds worth of lumps and bruises and punches, and of course, the longer a fight goes, the greater the danger that a game challenger like Jesse Brinkley might get lucky, or the possibility that the fight might turn on a stray elbow or some other roll of the fistic dice.

So no, Bute did not carry Brinkley for nine rounds for the dramatic effect produced by the left hand that left Brinkley for near dead at 2:48 of the round. But you do have to wonder why it took him so long to get interested.

Although the IBF had elevated him to a mandatory position, Jesse Brinkley is not the equal of Bute in any quantifiable aspect of the game save, perhaps, heart and determination, and that will only take you so far in a match like this.

Bute may have been surprised by the way the pesky former Contender mainstay took the fight to him in the early going, but for the most part he might as well have been stifling a yawn. Bute’s jab is among the best in the 168-pound division, but while Brinkley was rushing in to land his own jab, Bute allowed his right hand to sway before him like a sweeping pendulum. When he threw it at all he was either flicking it or waving at Brinkley. The bout was well into the fourth round before Bute so much as threw a jab as if he meant it.

Brinkley’s early display of bravado had done nothing to diminish the enthusiasm of the Quebecois crowd. From the champion’s regal entrance to the triumphant conclusion, they maintained a decibel level which suggested that they may have been barely paying attention to what was actually going on in the ring. Even Bute’s misses elicited squeals of delight. What the Bell Centre crowd lacks in sophistication it more than makes up for in enthusiasm.

It was the fifth round before Bute at last began to assert his dominance. He landed a couple of combinations that sent Brinkley into retreat and then lashed out with a hard left to the body, and Jesse went down so hard and so completely that it seemed doubtful that he’d make it back up. When he did, the tape on one of his gloves had fortuitously come loose. Sam Williams, the Michigan referee, called time, and Brinkley was able to compose himself while repairs were underway.

Although Brinkley fought back gamely, a war of attrition was taking its toll. Brinkley’s nose was bloodied. A trickle had begun to fall from a cut above his left eye in the eighth round even before Bute landed the short left that put him down again, bringing the blood in earnest. Williams summoned the ringside physician before letting the round finish.

Between rounds, Danny Milano worked feverishly on Brinkley, but it turned out it was the last chance Danny would get. Bute hurt Brinkley with a combination, and as the challenger’s weary hands fell away, Bute nailed him with a perfect left that landed right on the button. Williams was waving his arms before Brinkley even hit the canvas – and thoroughly spent, Brinkley stayed down for a good minute after the fight was over while bedlam reigned around him.

Bute remained undefeated at 27-0. Brinkley, who did what he could while he could, is now 35-6. Bute – or, some would say, the Bell Centre – had claimed another victim.

As we were on out way out that night we ran into a television producer of our acquaintance, who wondered “What’s he going to do when he has to fight outside this building?

The answer, of course, is: Why would he?

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Another Montreal-based Romanian, former WBC light-heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu, fought for the first time since his back-to-back losses to successor Jean Pascal. Diaconu won a unanimous decision over perennial challenger Omar Sheika to run his record to 27-2. Sheika (30-10) was thoroughly outgunned, ate a steady diet of Diaconu jabs and right-hand leads throughout the bout, but he did have his moment.

That occurred in the second round, after Diaconu had landed a left hand significantly below the belt line. When referee Mike Griffin did not immediately acknowledge the transgression, Sheika gave Diaconu one of those pained looks as if to say “Come on. You know better than that.

At that point they tapped gloves and Griffin did speak to Diaconu, but when action resumed, you actually expected Sheika to retaliate – and so did Diaconu. But as it turned out, his rejoinder wasn’t payback in kind. Rather, he unleashed an overhand right that was about as close to a sucker punch as you’re ever apt to see in a boxing match, one that send Diaconu tumbling ass over teakettle and got the attention of the crowd, so say nothing of that of Diaconu.

It was, alas, the last real bullet Sheika had left in the gun, and while he fought gamely for eight more rounds, he never seriously threatened again, and by the time the curtain rang down the New Jersey fighter was swollen about both eyes and had the look of a thoroughly beaten fellow. John Woodburn scored it 98-92, Richard De Carufel 98-91, and Jean Gautheir 97-92. The Sweet Science card agreed with De Carufel’s.

A third Romanian boxer on the card, welterweight Ionut Dan Ion, had also been fighting out of Canada, and done very well until this past June, when in what appears to have been a matchmaking miscalculation he went off to Turkey, where he dropped a split decision to Selcuk Ayan for his first career loss. Dan Ion, who fights under the name “Jo-Jo Dan, was able to right the ship somewhat last night in his bout against Andres Villafane, one of a quartet of Argentinian opponents InterBox presumably acquired in a package deal to serve up to the locals.

Whether this Patagonian Gang of Four came up the St. Lawrence on a livestock container ship remains unlearned, but with one exception they all departed the Bell Centre pretty much the same way, which is to say, feet-first.

Like Dan Ion a southpaw, Villafane stayed erect for three rounds before obligingly going down from a body shot in the fourth round – and staying there. The offending punch did not appear particularly lethal, in that Dan Ion was lunging when he threw it and Villafane backing away when he caught it. Referee Marlon Brando Wright counted him out at 1:35 of the round. Dan Ion is 27-1 after the knockout win; Villafane is 15-6-3.

Drummondville (Que.) lightweight Benoit Gaudet improved to 23-2 with a sixth-round kayo of Ceferino Labanda (19-3), another of the hapless Argies. Gaudet decked Labanda with a short right early in the round and then put him away for good with a huge right a minute later. Referee Jean-Gui Brosseau counted Labanda out at 2:53 of the round, but he probably could have counted to a hundred. Labana, who unsuccessfully challenged Steve Molitor for the IBF 122-pound title in Ontario three years ago, is 19-0 in Argentina. He has now fought outside his homeland three times, and been knocked out on all three occasions.

Their Argentine countryman Julio Roque Ler fared slightly better, lasting the distance in a losing cause to Canadian bantamweight Sebastian Gathier (19-2). That Roque Ler (30-7) made it through eight rounds required no particular skill on his part, since Gathier seemed quite content to engage in what might as well have been eight rounds of sparring. (The decidedly un-belligerent contestants politely touched gloves before and after each round.) Judges Jean Gauthier (no relation – as least we think not) and Claude Paquette had it a shutout at 80-72. Pasquale Procopio somehow gave Roque Ler a round, returning a 79-73 card.

Charlesbourg junior welter Pier Olivier Cote ran his pro mark to 13-0 with a sixth-round TKO of Walter Gomiez, (23-19-1) who joined the Argentiniian exodus. Cote decked Gomez with a solid combination in the first round, and put him down again with a straight right earlier in the sixth. He then jumped on his opponent, landing two hard combinations that sent the visitor sliding down the ropes toward the floor, bringing the intervention of Brosseau at 1:56 of the round.

Quebec-based Congolese Francy N’tetu remained unbeaten at 5-0 with a majority decision over Martin Desjardins (7-17-4), but he had to survive a scare from the Montreal journeyman to earn his ‘W.’ Desjardins left N’tetu a big hole to climb out of when he decked him with a looping left just before the bell ended the first. Early in the fourth, N’tetu returned the favor, catching Desjardins with a right to the body. Desjardines tried to clinch, but slid to the floor, his arms still draped around N’tetu. It was enough to push him ahead on the scorecards of Gauthier and Procopio, who both scored it 38-36 (as did TSS), while Paquette ruled the right a draw at 37-all.

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BELL CENTRE

Montreal, Quebec

October 15, 2010

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS: Lucian Bute, 167 ½, Galati, Romania KO’d Jesse Brinkley, 167 ½, Yerington, Nev. (9) (Retains IBF title)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS: Adrian Diaconu, 176, Ploiesti, Romania dec. Omar Sheika, 175, Paterson, N.J. (10)

Francy Ntetu 170 ½, Kinshasa, Congo dec, Marlin Desjardins, 171 ½, Montreal, Quebec (4)

WELTERWEIGHTS: Ionut Dan Ion 146 ¾, Girgiu, Romania KO’d Andres Pablo Villafane, 146 ½,, San Miguel, Argentina (4)

JUNIOR WELTERS: Pier Olivier Cote, 139 ¾, Charlesbourg, Quebec TKO’d Walter Sergio Gomez, 139, Cafayate, Argentina (6)

LIGHWEIGHTS: Benoit Gaudet, 131 ½, Drummondville, Quebec KO’s Ceferino Dario Labanda, 131 ¾,, Cordoba, Avgentina (6)

BANTAMWEIGHTS: Sebastian Gauthier,117 ½, Saint-Jerome, Quebec dec. Julio David Roque Ler, 117 ½, Cordoba, Argentina (8)

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Judah To Fight Mbuza March 5 In NJ

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Totowa, NJ – Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO, announced their promotional firm won the purse bid held at IBF headquarters in East Orange, NJ, Thursday. The bid was for the right to hold the IBF's junior welterweight title fight between Zab Judah of Brooklyn, NY and Las Vegas, and South Africa's Kaizer Mabuza.

IBF Championships Chairman, Lindsay Tucker explained, “It is a 50-50 split of the earnings between the two fighters. Kaizer is ranked No. 1 by the IBF, and Judah is No. 2. Where the fight will be held is up to the winning bidder.”

Judah (39-6, 26 KOs) is promoted by Main Events and his own firm Super Judah Promotions, and Branco Milenkovic, of South Africa, promotes Mabuza (23-6-3, 14 KOs).

Kathy Duva confirmed the fight will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, late February or early March this year as part of Main Events' Brick City Boxing Series.  (Saturday Update: the fight is March 5th, in NJ at the Pru Center. The bout will be part of a PPV card.)

“We are very happy that Zab has the opportunity to fight for the IBF Junior Welterweight title right here in New Jersey.  Winning this fight will put Zab right in the mix with the winner of Bradley-Alexander and Amir Khan.” Duva elaborated, ” Zab will work very hard to win this fight so that he will be one step closer to his ultimate goal of unifying all of the Junior Welterweight titles by the end of 2011!”

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UFC 125 Preview: Frankie Edgar Vs. Gray Maynard

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Few predicted Frankie Edgar would grab the UFC lightweight championship last year but he did. Most felt he would eventually win it but Edgar not only took the title, he beat one of the best mixed martial artists in history to do it.

Edgar (13-1) has emerged from the milieu of nondescript MMA fighters to become one of the more brilliant performers for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Next comes a rematch with Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-0) tomorrow at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. UFC 125 will be televised on pay-per-view.

All it took was not one, but two victories over BJ Penn.

If you’re not familiar with Penn, he’s one of the most versatile fighters in MMA history and had been nearly unbeatable in the 155-pound lightweight division. That is until he clashed with Edgar. Until he met New Jersey’s Edgar, the Hawaiian fighter chopped down lightweight opponents with ease. It was only the heavier welterweights he had problems against. Namely: Canada’s Georges St. Pierre.

Edgar showed poise, speed and grit in defeating Penn in back-to-back fights. The world took notice.

“You know, if I keep winning fights, the respect will come eventually,” said Edgar during a conference call.

Now Edgar will find out if he can avenge the only loss on his record.

“I just think I grew as a fighter. You know, mentally, you know, physically I, you know, possess differently skills, increased – you know, I think I boxed and got better, my Jiu-Jitsu got better and, you know, just have much more experience now,” Edgar says.

Maynard seeks to find out if Edgar has added any more fighting tools to his repertoire. Back in April 2008, the artillery shelled out was not enough to beat the Las Vegas fighter.

“It’s a perfect time. He had the chance and, you know, he took it and the time is now for me and I’m prepared,” said Maynard (11-0). “Any time you’re going up against the top in the world, you evolve and change and so I’m prepared for a new fight, so it will be good. I’m pumped for it.”

Though Maynard’s record indicates he is unbeaten that’s not entirely true. He did suffer a defeat to Nate Diaz during The Ultimate Fighter series and subsequently avenged that loss last January.

The UFC lightweight title is in Maynard’s bull’s eye.

“Looking to take the belt for sure,” said Maynard. “We’ll see on January 1.”

Edgar versus Maynard should be a good one.

Other bouts:

Nate Diaz (13-5) faces Dong Hyun Kim (13-0-1) in another welterweight tussle. Diaz is the only fighter with a win over Maynard. Anyone watching TUF remembers Maynard tapping out from a Diaz guillotine choke. The Modesto fighter has a tough fight against South Korea’s Kim.

Chris Leben (21-6) fights Brian Stann (9-3) in a middleweight fight. Leben is a veteran of MMA and if an opponent is not ready for a rough and tumble fight, well, that fighter is not going to win. Stann dropped down from light heavyweight and we’ll see if the cut in weight benefits the Marine.

Brandon Vera (11-5) meets Thiago Silva (14-2) in a light heavyweight match up. Vera is trying to rally back to the promising fighter he was tabbed several years back. Silva is a very tough customer and eager to crash the elite. A victory by either fighter could mean a ticket to the big time.

Clay Guida (27-8) versus Takanori Gomi (32-6) in a lightweight bout. Guida has become one of the most feared fighters without a title. No one has an easy time with the long-haired fighter. Gomi lost to Kenny Florian but knocked out Tyson Griffin. Can he survive Guida?

Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis (22-8) clashes with Jeremy Stephens (18-6) in another lightweight fight. Davis is a go-for-broke kind of fighter and is looking to get back in the win column after a tumultuous battle with Nate Diaz last August. Stephens needs a win too. In his last bout he lost to Melvin Guillard.

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Borges Looks Back, And Forward With Hope

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As the end of another year approaches, there’s no need to invoke Charles Dickens to describe what went on in boxing. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. It was just too much time spent on The Fight That Never Took Place.

For the second straight year the sport could not deliver The Fight, the only one fans universally wanted and even casual fans craved – the mix between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.  No one has to be singled out for blame for that failure because this time there’s plenty to go around on both sides. The larger issue is what does it say about a sport when it cannot deliver its top event?

What would the NFL be without the Super Bowl? Where would major league baseball be without the World Series? Golf without the Masters? College basketball without March Madness?

They would all be less than they could be and so it was with boxing this year. Having said that, the sport was not without its signature moments. It was not bereft of nights that left those of us with an abiding (and often unrequited) love for prize fighting with good reason to hope for the future.

Three times promoter Bob Arum took the sport into massive stadium venues just like the good (very) old days and each time boxing drew a far larger crowd than its many critics expected. Twice those fights involved the sport’s leading ambassador, Pacquiao, who brought in crowds of 40,000 to 50,000 fans into Cowboys Stadium against inferior opponents Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito. Imagine what he might have done had Mayweather been in the opposite corner?

While both fights were, as expected, lopsided affairs, they showcased the one boxer who has transcended his sport’s confining walls to become a cultural icon and world celebrity. Pacquiao alone put boxing (or at least one boxer) on the cover of TIME and into the pages of such varied publications as Esquire, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, the American Airlines in-flight magazine and even Atlantic Monthly.

As history has proven time and again, that is what happens when boxing has a compelling personality to sell it and Pacquiao is that. Mayweather is such a person as well,  but for different reasons.

The one night he appeared in a boxing ring, he set the year’s pay-per-view standard against Shane Mosley while also leaving a first hint of dark mystery when he was staggered by two stinging right hands in the second round.

Mayweather was momentarily in trouble for the first time in his career but the moment passed quickly and Mosley never had another. By the end he had been made to look old and futile, a faded athlete who’d had his chance and was unable to do anything with it. So it goes in this harsh sport when the sands are running out of the hour glass.

As always there were some surprising upsets, most notably Jason Litzau’s domination of an uninterested and out of shape Celestino Caballero and Sergio Martinez’s one-punch demolishment of Paul Williams. The latter was not so much an upset as it was a stunning reminder that when someone makes a mistake against a highly skilled opponent in this sport they don’t end up embarrassed. They end up unconscious.

SHOWTIME did all it could to further the future of the sport, offering up a continuation of its interminably long but still bold Super Six super middleweight tournament as well as the launching of a short form bantamweight tournament which already gave fans to two stirring and surprising finishes with Joseph Agbeko decisioning Jhonny Perez and Abner Mares upsetting Victor Darchinyan in a battle of contusions.

While the Super Six has had its problems – including several of the original six pulling out – it also lifted the profile of former Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward from nearly unknown to the cusp of universal recognized as the best super middleweight in the world this side of Lucian Bute. If Ward continues winning he’ll get to Bute soon enough because that’s why SHOWTIME signed a TV deal with the Canadian and America may get its next boxing star if Ward proves to be what I think he is – which is still underrated and underappreciated.

HBO and HBO pay-per-view put on 23 shows, few of them compelling and many of them paying big money to the wrong people while doing little or nothing to grow the sport that has helped make their network rich. But they did have the knockout of the year – Martinez’s second round destruction of Williams – and some fights in the lower weight classes that were left you wanting more.

Two new names popped up who are causing the kind of fan reaction that also gives us hope for 2011 – American Brandon Rios and Mexican Saul Alvarez. They are two of the sport’s brightest young prospects because each comes to the arena the old-fashioned way – carrying nothing but bad intentions.
Aggression and knockouts still sell boxing faster than anything else and each exhibited plenty of both this year and left fans wanting to see more. Alvarez is already a star in Mexico without having yet won a world title and Rios is the definition of “promise.’’ Whether the star will continue to shine and promise will be fulfilled may be answered next year and so we wait anxiously to find out.

Backed by Golden Boy Promotions, there is no reason 2011 shouldn’t be Alvarez’s year and if it is people will notice and remember him because he has a crowd-pleasing style that is all about what sells most.

That is what boxing needs more of – fresh faces and new stars… so as fans we should root for guys like Alvarez, Ward, Rios and young Brit Amir Khan, who is a star in England but still a question mark with a questionable chin but a fighter’s heart here in the U.S.

Those guys and others not yet as well known are the future of boxing, a sport that for too long has been recycling the likes of Mosley (as it will again in May for one last beating against Pacquiao in a fight that's a joke), Bernard Hopkins (who can still fight although it is unclear why he bothers or where it’s all headed), Roy Jones and, sadly, even 48-year-old Evander Holyfield, who continues to delude himself but not many other people into believing he will soon unify the heavyweight title again.
If fighters like Ward, Alvarez, Rios, Khan, WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto and middleweight king Sergio Martinez continue their rise they could be the antidote for the art of the retread that Arum and Golden Boy have been forcing fans to buy the past few years at the expense of what boxing needs most – fresh faces.

The heavyweight division, which many believe determines the relevancy of boxing to the larger world, remains a vast desert of disinterest here in the US. The Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, hold 75 per cent of the title belts but few peoples’ imaginations in the US, although to be fair they are European superstars and don’t really need U.S. cable TV money to thrive economically.

Each defended their titles twice this year, Vitali against lame competition (Albert Sosnowski and Shannon Briggs) and Wladimir against better fighters (Sam Peter and Eddie Chambers) but not competitive ones. Sadly, there is no American on the horizon to challenge them, a comment on the division and on our country, where the athletes who used to be Joe Louis or Muhammad Ali now opt for the easier and frankly safer road of the NFL or the NBA. Who can blame them considering all the nonsense a fighter has to go through to just make a living these days?

The one heavyweight match that would be compelling and might lift the sport up for at least a night would be either of the Klitschkos facing lippy WBA champion David Haye. The fast-talking Brit claims to not be ducking them but he’s had more maladies befall him after shouting from the rooftops how much he wants to challenge them that you have to wonder if Haye is simply a case of big hat no cattle syndrome.

For the sake of the sport, we should all be lighting candles each night in hopes our prayers will be answered and Haye will finally agree to meet one of them. It may not prove to be much of a fight but at least it will give us something to talk about for a few months.

Whatever Haye and the Klitschkos decide the fighter with the most upside at the moment however seems to be Sergio Martinez.  He has matinee idol looks, a big enough punch to put Paul Williams to sleep with one shot and a work ethic second to none. The Argentine fighter had a year for himself, starting with a drubbing of Kelly Pavlik followed by his demolishment of Williams. Those kinds of victories, coupled with his Oscar De La Hoya-like looks, are the type of things that if HBO or SHOWTIME would get behind him could allow Martinez to capture the attention of both fight fans and more casual ones.

In general, Hispanics fighters continued to dominate much of the sport’s front pages with Juan Manuel Marquez’s two victories in lightweight title fights leading that storyline. His war with Michael Katsidis is a strong candidate for Fight of the Year and his technical skill and calm demeanor make him the uncrowned challenger to Pacquiao. The two have unfinished business that should be settled this year if Arum stops standing in the way.

Two other fighters who gave us moments to remember in 2010 were Juan Manuel Lopez, who knocked out three solid opponents including highly respected Mexican warrior Rafael Marquez, and Giovani Segura, who won four times (that’s three years work for Mayweather) in 2010, all by knockout. Along the way, Segura defeated one of the great minimum weight fighters in history, slick Ivan Calderon, to win the belt on Aug. 28.

Lastly, boxing gave us another magical cinematic moment as well with the release of “The Fighter,’’ a film based on the life and hard times of junior welterweight scrapper Micky Ward. The film has won rave reviews and many awards and seems likely to have several of its actors nominated for Academy Awards, most notable Christian Bale for his sadly humorous portrayal of Ward’s troubled half brother, former fighter Dickie Ecklund.

Boxing has a long history of providing the framework for memorable movies and it did it again with “The Fighter,’’ a film that did more for boxing than any promoter did all year.

All in all, it wasn’t the best of years for boxing but it was a good year that picked up speed in the final months and, like that great golf shot you finally hit out of the rough on the 18th, left us with reasons to hope for a better year in 2011. If somehow it gives us Mayweather-Pacquiao, the emergence of Alvarez and Rios, the ascension of Martinez and Haye vs. the best available Klitschko in addition to the kind of solid performances that always come along, it could be a year to remember.

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