Jessie Vargas 113-113 Thomas Dulorme, officially a DRAW
Nicola Adams 99-91 Isabel Millan, officially UD
Daniel Dubois 100-90 Kevin Johnson, officially UD
Jack Catterall 117-112 Ohara Davies, officially UD
Robbie Davies Jr. 119-109 Glenn Foot, officially UD
Lewis Ritson 114-114 Francesco Patera, officially Patera by SD
Jason Quigley 98-92 Freddy Hernandez, officially UD
Tommy Coyle 98-92 Ryan Kielczweski, officially UD
Kid Galahad 117-111 Toka Kahn Clary, officially UD
Katie Taylor 100-90 Cindy Serrano, officially UD
Demetrius Andrade 120-104 Walter Kautondokwa, officially UD
Esquiva Falcao 100-90 Guido Pitto, officially UD
Maxim Dadashev 98-92 Antonio DeMarco, officially UD
Rob Brant 118-110 Ryota Murata, officially UD
Sunny Edwards 100-90 Ryan Farrag, officially UD
Isaac Chamberlain 97-92 Luke Watkins, officially by 1
Kubrat Pulev 116-112 Hughie Fury, officially UD
Ted Cheeseman 116-111 Asinia Byfield, officially UD
Danny Jacobs 115-112 Sergey Derevyanchenko, officially SD
Regis Prograis 119-108 Terry Flanagan, officially UD
“The exchange I witnessed between Billy Nelson and the Congolese heavyweight Martin Bakole, now fighting out of Scotland, last Saturday night was something I’ve never seen before. And, while there are more forgiving opinions available, from voices many would prefer to listen to, I hope I never do again.”
August 24th – An evenly-matched and entertaining bout between George Ashie and Stephen Ormond was unfortunately decided by a referee error.
Kenny Pringle ruled a knockdown in round 8 against Ashie when he swung himself off his feet with a wild punch, getting caught with nothing in return.
This created a three point swing in the scoring and directly led to Ashie’s one point margin of defeat.
September 1st – Boxing’s answer to Justin Bieber, Ryan Garcia, was pushed hard and even hurt by Carlos Morales in his first real test as a pro.
A majority decsision outcome was fair, but the 98-92 cards of Max DeLuca and Edward Hernandez Sr. were not.
September 9th – Donnie Nietes was very unlucky to have to settle for a draw in a fight he appeared to clearly win vs. Aston Palicte.
Robert Hoyle (112-116) and (again) Max DeLuca (114-114) saw it differently.
It’s worth noting that DeLuca has historically been one of the worst offenders in ‘Judging the Judges’.
September 13th – Franchon Crews Dezurn and Maricela Cornejo contested a women’s bout at 168lbs., with Crews Dezurn dominating the fight and hurting her opponent on multiple occasions.
Patricia Morse Jarman’s 95-95 card made little sense as a reflection of the action.
September 14th – Prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. hit the deck in the first round against Roger Gutierrez, but recovered to win a six round decision.
Judges Edward Hernandez Sr. & Zac Young (59-54) strangely did not give credit to Gutierrez for a 10-8 round.
September 22nd – Carlos Sucre’s 59-55 for Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin did nothing to reflect the strong effort from the Russian challenger.
September 28th – Same goes for Jan Christensen’s 59-55 for George Groves vs. Callum Smith for a first half of a fight which Smith controlled prior to getting the 7th round knockout.
The first Thomas Mattice-Zhora Hamazaryan fight was one of the year’s most controversial.
The rematch draw was an acceptable verdict on the cards but Alejandro Rochin’s 77-75 for Mattice was again unduly harsh on Zhora.
In the main event of the same Shobox card, Edward Hernandez Sr.’s 97-93 for Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos was very generous to the Mexican veteran who did not appear to win a single round.
September 29th – In the main event of a card from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Erkan Teper eventually succumbed to an 8th round KO to fellow faded veteran Robert Helenius.
What was notable, however, was the timekeeper ending rounds early on several occasions to assist a hurt Teper. This was hardly a coincidence.
In Brooklyn, Arthur Mercante Jr. came up with a bizarre stoppage with a minute left in the final round of Jude Franklin vs. Danny Flores.
Flores was in no trouble and had not been caught with a clean punch when Mercante stopped the fight.
September 30th – In California, Rudy Barragan should have stopped the Jesse Rodriguez-Edwin Reyes fight long before the final bell.
Reyes absorbed a lot of unnecessary punishment, especially in a hard-to-watch final round.
“With my mother, it was just me and her living in a caravan. I was very close with her and it hit me so hard. It’s hard to move on, but you’ve got to.
“My brother handled his grief in a better way, he handled it all better.
“Weeks pass and people stop thinking about it, but for me sometimes you are putting on a brave face. I’m still grieving, it is always there. Me and my brother used to be quite close but we don’t really speak at the moment.”
1. Vasyl Lomachenko
2. Terence Crawford
3. Oleksandr Usyk
4. Saul Alvarez
5. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
6. Mikey Garcia
7. Naoya Inoue
8. Gennady Golovkin
9. Anthony Joshua
10. Juan Francisco Estrada
- Inoue rises one spot after a devastating first round ko of Juan Carlos Payano in the opening round of the 118lb. WBSS tournament. He will be a hard man to stop in the semis and final