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HITS and MISSES from Deontay Wilder’s Big Fight PPV Weekend

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All eyes were on Deontay Wilder this weekend and the undefeated WBC heavyweight titleholder delivered in fine form via a sensational one-punch knockout of veteran contender Luis Ortiz.

Wilder has grown into the preeminent can’t-miss heavyweight star of today, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the 34-year-old who presumably is now heading into an early 2020 superfight rematch against lineal champion Tyson Fury.

But there was plenty of other activity over the weekend. Callum Smith defended his super middleweight title in a domestic dustup against streaking Brit John Ryder in Liverpool, and two secondary titleholders attempted their own important defenses on a Golden Boy Promotions card in Indio, California.

Here are boxing’s biggest hits and misses from another important weekend in boxing.

HIT: Deontay Wilder’s Claim to Being More Than Just a Puncher

While it’s true most people expected Wilder to stop Ortiz on Saturday night, Wilder has a way of creating such dynamic knockouts that it almost immediately causes amnesia when it comes to remembering just how big a favorite he was headed into the fight.

That’s part of what makes Wilder so special, and it’s something no other heavyweight in the world today can match.

But Wilder claims to be more than just a tremendously hard puncher, and that assertion continues to gain merit with every single title defense. While many fans and media continue to disparage the fighter for his supposed lack of boxing skill, the simple truth of the matter is that no fighter could hold a heavyweight title for almost five years and 10 defenses without being something more than just a puncher.

Wilder didn’t just swing at Ortiz like an animal until the Cuban southpaw was felled. He carefully, and arguably craftily, set Ortiz up with smart footwork and timely feints before delivering that outrageously hard punch.

So, while it might not look like anything we’ve seen before, Wilder very obviously knows what he’s doing in there.

MISS: Fox Sports Media Professionals Parroting the PBC’s Propaganda 

When the PBC pretends the WBO isn’t universally accepted as one of the four major sanctioning bodies while simultaneously presenting secondary WBA titleholders as legitimate world champions, it isn’t really doing anything different than basically every other boxing promoter has ever done.

The PBC is promoting its own interests over the truth. That happens all the time.

But not having at least one journalist on the PBC on Fox crew that refuses to comply with the company line is troubling. Moreover, it frustratingly creates more confusion than already exists in the overly complicated world title culture that plagues boxing and can only have a negative effect on efforts to create new fans.

It’s up to the media to refute promotional nonsense because left to their own devices, promoters will always choose the selfish and shortsighted thing. Boxing is confusing enough without journalists turning a blind-eye to promotional propaganda. At least one person on the PBC on Fox crew should be more than just a personality.

HIT: Huge Wins for Rene Alvarado and Xu Can in Secondary Title Bouts

The various secondary world titles in circulation around the world such as the regular WBA titles worn by junior lightweight Andrew Cancio and featherweight Xu Can headed into their bouts on Saturday night cause confusion in the sport, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any value at all.

It certainly seemed important for Rene Alvarado, who stopped Cancio in the seventh round on the 45th anniversary of fellow Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello’s win over Ruben Olivares in 1974. Alvarado was reduced to tears after the win, and the secondary title he earned will probably help him get bigger fights moving forward

It sure seems to be doing that already for China’s Xu Can who was successful in his second defense of the secondary featherweight belt he lifted off Jesus Rojas back in January. Can was virtually unknown in the boxing world outside of China until he upset Rojas in an early Fight of the Year candidate in Houston, and now he’s moving up in the sport with real momentum.

So, while it’s easy to disparage the WBA and other alphabet organizations for creating these belts, and even probably fair to say that they plague boxing by muddling up the world title picture, it’s also true to accept that they probably wouldn’t exist without at least some amount value.

MISS: Callum Smith’s Inauspicious Audition for Canelo Alvarez Fight

Callum Smith suddenly looks very beatable, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the undefeated WBA super middleweight champion who had to be on the short-list of options to be Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent before the weekend passed.

Last year, Smith, 29, from Liverpool, upset the field to win the 168-pound World Boxing Super Series tournament to solidify himself as the consensus No. 1 super middleweight in the world. He followed that up by dismantling former 160-pound title challenger Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in three rounds on the massive Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz undercard in New York over the summer.

But John Ryder gave Smith all he could handle for 12 rounds, and that doesn’t bode well for Smith’s future. Heck, after seeing the diminutive Ryder (who stands 5 feet 9 inches) so easily work his way inside Smith’s freakishly long reach, I’m not sure Smith would even be all that competitive against Alvarez (also 5 feet 9 inches).

More importantly, many wondered if Smith even deserved the nod over Ryder. Judges at ringside scored the bout 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112 for Smith, but most people who watched the fight on DAZN seemed to believe Ryder was pulling the upset as it was happening.

Regardless, Smith doesn’t look fit for Alvarez right now. If anything, he should probably prove he can consistently beat the John Ryders of the world before moving up in class anytime soon.

HIT: Solid Wilder-Ortiz 2 Undercard Matchups 

The undercard bouts on Wilder-Ortiz 2 turned out to be some solid fights. While it’s easy to take something like that for granted after ponying up $75 to watch a PPV, it’s certainly not common for PPV undercards to turn out so well.

The card opened with Mexico’s Eduardo Ramirez scoring a fourth-round stoppage of Cuban stylist Leduan Barthelemy in a featherweight rematch. Barthelemy looked like the craftier technician early, but Ramirez overwhelmed him with sharp volume. The two had previously fought to a draw in 2017, but Ramirez settled that matter for good now.

Texan Brandon Figueroa and Mexico’s Julio Ceja battled to a 12-round draw for Figueroa’s secondary 126-pound title. Figueroa is a volume puncher who fights in the same manner as older brother Omar, and the 22-year-old was taking a big step up in class against Ceja. The two combined to throw 2,811 punches according to CompuBox’s unofficial statistics, and the action was top-notch for all 12 rounds.

Finally, Leo Santa Cruz defeated Houston’s Miguel Flores in Santa Cruz’s 130-pound debut for the vacant WBA title. Flores surprisingly threw more punches than the hyper-aggressive Santa Cruz, but couldn’t really overcome the wide talent gap. Still, it was another solid scrap, albeit the least entertaining of the three.

Still, it’s not often one can stay reasonably entertained through all three undercard fights of a big PPV. That would seem especially hard to pull off when one of the fights had to be scrapped during fight week thanks to the continued unprofessionalism of Luis Nery that led to the cancellation of the unbeaten Mexican’s contest against former titleholder Emmanuel Rodriguez after Nery missed weight on Friday.

So, kudos to the PBC matchmakers for making good fights.

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Jeison Rosario’s Upset Crowns This Week’s Edition of HITS and MISSES

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Jeison Rosario’s Upset Crowns This Week’s Edition of HITS and MISSES

There’s was plenty of quality boxing action available for consumption this weekend in the U.S., particularly on Saturday evening because of the competing cards put forth by the PBC on FOX and Top Rank on ESPN crews that have become chief rivals over the last year.

But what were the biggest HITS and MISSES seen during all the action? That’s what you’re here to find out.

HIT – Jeison Rosario’s Stunning Upset for two 154-pound Titles

Nobody expected Rosario to dethrone unified junior middleweight champion Julian Williams on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, but the massive underdog overcame the situation anyway to vault himself to the top of the junior middleweight division. The thing that saved Rosario was his stunning power. He appeared to be out-boxed by Williams early in the fight, but that changed just as soon as it became apparent Williams was slinging only his fists while Rosario was working with sledgehammers. Now the division has become more crowded than ever at the top with all roads amazingly leading to Rosario, the little known 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic who now owns the WBA and IBF titles.

MISS – Chris Colbert’s Fail to Impress

Junior lightweight prospect Chris Colbert was given a great chance by the PBC to impress fight fans on national television on the undercard of Williams-Rosario, but the talented 23-year-old didn’t make the most of the opportunity. Sure, Colbert was taking a step up in competition by taking on former world titleholder Jezreel Corrales for a vacant interim belt, but Colbert mostly came across as a talented fighter who just doesn’t seem quite capable of putting it all together yet. Colbert won the fight, but it wasn’t interesting or noteworthy in any way. Judging by how the PBC has worked in the past, he’ll get plenty more chances to shine, but I’m not sure anyone but the people who stand to gain monetarily from the fighter’s success will be looking forward to it.

HIT –  Eleider Alvarez’s Epic KO of Michael Seals

Former light heavyweight titleholder Alvarez scored the early leader for knockout of the year against Seals in the main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight was fairly lackluster until the explosive ending in the seventh round. It was an important victory for Alvarez, who was coming off losing his title to Sergey Kovalev via decision last February. Alvarez is 35, so it was imperative for him to get back to action and remind people he’s still a viable contender in the 175-pound ranks. And there’s no better way to do that in boxing than by thunderous knockout.

MISS – Felix Verdejo’s Fresh Start Starts Stale

Verdejo is still only 26 years old, but after defeating Manuel Rojas in a lightweight bout at Turning Stone, the once highly regarded prospect doesn’t appear to be any closer today than he was yesterday to living up to the tremendous promise he once possessed. To be completely fair to Verdejo, it was only his first fight under new trainer Ismael Salas and the fighter still has time on his side. Still, there appears to be plenty of work to do if Verdejo is ever to become a world champion. In fact, he didn’t look all that materially different from the fighter who was knocked out in 2018.

HIT – Floyd Mayweather Wins Prestigious BWAA Award 

I honestly had some concern that Mayweather wouldn’t win the BWAA’s Fighter of the Decade award before it was announced on Friday via press release. After all, Mayweather lost the previous decade’s top honor to Manny Pacquiao in 2010, and Sports Illustrated had just named Andre Ward its Fighter of the Decade winner the week prior. It’s only one person’s opinion, of course, but I think there would have been something wrong with Mayweather not picking up the honor at least once in the last two decades. After all, he’s quite easily the generation’s best overall fighter and he’s transcended the sport to mainstream celebrity status, too. Congrats to Mayweather for winning the well-deserved honor.

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South African Trailblazer Peter Mathebula Dead at Age 67

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Peter Mathebula wasn’t a great fighter. He suffered nine losses during his 45-bout career. He was stopped five times. But Mathebula, who died yesterday (Jan. 18) at age 67, was a historically important fighter. He was the first black South African to win a world title. He was the first South African boxer of any color to win a world title on foreign soil. His predecessors, bantamweights Vic Toweel and Arnold Taylor, won their titles in Johannesburg. Mathebula won his in Los Angeles.

Mathebula took the WBA flyweight title on a split decision from Korea’s Tae-Shik Kim on Dec. 12, 1980 at LA’s Olympic Auditorium. The fight was originally headed to Seoul but Mathebula was denied a visa.

In those days, South Korea barred tourists from South Africa as a protest against that country’s policy of apartheid. Mathebula was a victim of apartheid, but that made no difference as the ban was a blanket ban, covering all South Africans, regardless of color.

Olympic Auditorium matchmaker Don Fraser acquired the orphanded fight. Southern California had a large Korean population and Fraser thought the fight would go over big with this demographic.

The fabled Olympic Auditorium was noted for raucous SRO crowds. But not on this particular night. The crowd was overwhelmingly Korean-American, but there weren’t more than 3,000 in attendance. Kim vs. Mathebula didn’t resonate with the Olympic Auditorium regulars.

The fight was very close but most thought the decision was fair. The Korean started fast, wrote LA Times ringside reporter Mark Heisler, but Mathebula fought his way back into the fight in the middle rounds and won the 14th and 15th stanzas on his card, sufficient he thought to secure the win.

The victory made Mathebula a big star in South Africa. His purse for the fight with Tae-Shik Kim was only $7,500 (approximately $23,500 in today’s dollars) but he made up for it in endorsements. He appeared in ads for automobiles, Old Buck Gin, Bostonian shoes and a line of splashy clothes according to Joseph Lelyveld, the New York Times man on the scene.

Mathebula’s celebrityhood crossed racial lines. Newspapers that took little cognizance of goings-on in the black community showered Mathebula with a copious amount of ink. When he defended his title against Argentina’s Santos Laciar, it was front page news in white and black newspapers.

Mathebula opposed Laciar a mere 13 weeks after winning his title in Los Angeles. The match was held in Soweto’s Orlando Stadium, a facility built to house the Pirates, Soweto’s all-black soccer team. Three years earlier, South Africa had legalized interracial sporting events but few whites dared venture into Soweto which was ground zero for anti-apartheid demonstrations.

Despite the great esteem in which Mathebula was held, the fight wasn’t a sellout. A local black nationalist organization launched a campaign to boycott the fight on the grounds that the government, which paid to set up Mathebula in a fancy hotel and paid for his motorcades, was using international mixed-race sporting events as a propaganda tool, an early illustration of what has come to be called “sportswashing.”

Peter Mathebula couldn’t catch a break and that may have impacted his performance against the Argentine. It was woeful. Laciar knocked him down in the fifth and then bull-rushed him out of the ring (the ref called it a push) and the bout was stopped in the eighth with Mathebula complaining that his vision was compromised.

Before the year was out, Mathebula lost twice more. Fighting on hostile turf in Venezuela, he was stopped twice by Betulio Gonzalez, first in the 10th and then in the sixth. A three-time world title-holder, Gonzalez had a great career but he was approaching his 32nd birthday, old for a flyweight, and his best days were behind him.

In the span of less than 10 full months, Peter Mathebula went from the penthouse to the proverbial outhouse, but with the passage of time his people remembered his historic achievement in Los Angeles and pretty much forgot the slew of disappointments that quickly followed. The word “legend” suffuses reports of his death in South African papers.

Mathebula reportedly had multiple health issues and spent the last three weeks of his life in Leratong Hospital in the province of Gauteng, not far from the all-black township where he was born. May he rest in rest in peace.

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Ringside in Verona: Alvarez Capsizes Seals Plus Undercard Results

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VERONA, NY — The main event of an ESPN televised card at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY between light heavyweight contenders Eleider Alvarez (25-1, 13 KO’s) and Michael Seals (24-3, 18 KO’s) started with a whimper but ended with a bang. After six-plus rounds of lackadaisical action, Alvarez scored a stunning sensational one punch knockout just before the end of the seventh round of their scheduled ten round fight.

The first three rounds saw more clinches than punches landed. Seals seemed to be looking to land one perfect punch and in doing so barely unleashed any punches. Alvarez, for his part, was not very active in these rounds but certainly moved his hands more and landed more than Seals.

In round four, Seals came out much more aggressive and had his best round of the fight. But in the fifth, Seals went back to looking for that one punch and Alvarez took back control of the action. Toward the end of the round, Alvarez staggered Seals with a right hand.

Alvarez continued to be in control of the fight in rounds six and seven by simply moving his hands more. And then towards the end of round seven, Alvarez connected with a picture perfect overhand right that sent Seals crashing to the canvas. Referee Danny Schiavone did not reach a full 10-count before waiving the fight off.

For Alvarez, this was a big bounce-back win after his loss to Sergey Kovalev in their light heavyweight title rematch last February. With the light heavyweight division flush with talent, it seems Alvarez is in prime position to get a big opportunity his next time out.

In the co-feature, lightweight contender Felix Verdejo (26-1, 16 KO’s) put on a workmanlike effort in winning a wide ten round unanimous decision against Manuel Rey Rojas (18-4, 5 KO’s). While Verdejo was in complete control of the contest from the opening bell, the performance certainly lacked sizzle and may raise even more questions on the potential of the once can’t-miss prospect.

Verdejo utilized a very patient approach throughout the night working behind the left jab. While the jab was effective, Verdejo only occasionally looked to unleash power punches behind that jab. Reyes, for his part, played mostly defense keeping a very tight guard and looking to selectively counter Verdejo’s jab.

Verdejo’s defense, which had been criticized in the past, looked better but still showed some leaks. In the fifth round, Reyes landed a sharp right hand flush on the jaw of Verdejo that seemed to momentarily get Verdejo’s attention. And in the ninth, Reyes landed a hard right that snapped Verdejo’s head back. If Reyes could punch harder, either of those two rights may have altered the course of the fight.

But aside from those brief moments from Reyes, Verdejo dictated all the action. He easily out-worked and out-landed the mostly defensive minded Reyes. In the end it is a win for Verdejo and he can proceed forward towards what he hopes will be an eventual title shot in the lightweight division.

In a bizarre heavyweight fight between two former 2004 Olympians, Devin Vargas (22-6, 9 KO’s) was awarded a disqualification victory in the eighth and final round against Victor Bisbal (23-5, 17 KO’s). Bisbal scored a knockdown in round two with a left hook but was deducted two points in round four for various infractions.  Aside from the knockdown round, Vargas seemed to out-hustle and out-land Bisbal. Ahead on all three scorecards (67-63 twice and 66 -64) entering the final round, Vargas absorbed a low blow from Bisbal. At this point, referee Michael Ortega decided to disqualify Bisbal.

Abraham Nova (18-0, 14 KO’s) scored a one-sided fourth-round TKO of tough veteran Pedro Navarette (30-25-3, 19 KO’s) in a lightweight contest that was scheduled for eight rounds. Nova scored knockdowns in rounds two, three and four before the fight was waived off.

Knockout out artist Jonathan Guzman (24-1, 23 KO’s) rose from the canvas to score a fourth-round knockout of Rodolfo Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KO’s) in a 122-pound slugfest. The heavily favored Guzman scored two knockdowns with body shots in the opening stanza and appeared on his way to an easy win. But Hernandez flipped the script in round three with a hard right hand just before the bell sounded that put Guzman on the canvas and nearly out. The two went toe to toe in the fourth when a vicious left hook to the body from Guzman put Hernandez down and this time out for good.

In a battle of former world title challengers, Freddie Roach trained Christopher Diaz (25-2, 16 KO’s) scored a wide eight round unanimous against Adeilson Dos Santos (19-8, 15 KO’s) in a featherweight contest. Diaz dominated the fight from the opening bell and hurt Dos Santos on a few occasions but ultimately had to settle for the decision victory.

The opening fight of the night saw heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson (3-0, 3 KO’s) easily dispatch Andrew Satterfield (5-4, 3 KO’s) in the first round of their scheduled four round fight. Anderson scored two knockdowns in what was a dominant performance.

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