Pound4poundireland Scorecards from May 2017

Joseph Parker 119-109 Razvan Cojanu, officially UD

David Lemieux 98-91 Marcos Reyes, offically UD

Saul Alvarez 120-108, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., officially UD

Kal Yafai 119-107 Suguru Muranaka, officially UD

Kiko Martinez 115-113 Josh Warrington, officially Warrington by MD

Zelfa Barrett 99-90 Eusebio Osejo, officially UD

Jamie Cox 87-84 Lewis Taylor, officially TUD

David Allen 114-113 Lenroy Thomas, offically Thomas by SD  

Pound4poundireland’s May 28th POUND FOR POUND top 10

1. Andre Ward

2. Terence Crawford

3. Manny Pacquiao

4. Sergey Kovalev

5. Gennady Golovkin

6. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai

7. Roman Gonzalez

8. Vasyl Lomachenko

9. Keith Thurman

10. Naoya Inoue

  • Belated update sees Terence Crawford jump two spots after his latest complete boxing display taking apart former Olympic champion Felix Diaz. His biggest challenges await at 147 and the sooner we see him there, the better.

May 11th’s Random Boxing Rants

Cliff Rold’s post-fight analysis of the Joshua-Klitschko instant classic is well worth reading:

http://www.boxingscene.com/anthony-joshua-wladimir-klitschko-post-fight-report-card–116158

 

Some reflections on other recent fights:

Tyrone Nurse disappointed against Joe Hughes in their British title fight. Perhaps he wouldn’t outbox Jack Catterall if they ever meet, as I once forecasted.

Luke Campbell eventually figured out an unambitious Darleys Perez, but does anyone really pick him to beat Jorge Linares? That said, I commend him for pulling the trigger and taking on the challenge.

Porter-Berto was less fun than expected: Berto a shell of a fighter (his last significant payday?) & Porter the prototypical bruising mauler. Thurman-Porter II, now a mandatory with one of the sanctioning bodies, would be welcome.

John Ryder very unlucky to not win the British title against Rocky Fielding. He looks destined to be a perennial bridesmaid.

I’m in the minority in finding Murray-Rosado quite enjoyable, although far from the war that the Eddie Hearn & Sky had optimistically forecasted. I thought Rosado edged it and Murray doesn’t look to have much left. Another bridesmaid…how different his life & career would be had he gotten the decisions against Sturm and Sergio Martinez.

Gilberto Ramirez is an awkward stylist who might end up #1 at 168lbs., but he’s pretty boring.

Shakur Stevenson failed to shine in his pro debut, but he’s one of boxing’s star prospects so we’ll all watch with interest.

Oscar Valdez continues to look like an exciting fighter, but he’s unlikely to trouble the real elite boxers at feathweight…whom he probably won’t face because of the promotional divide.

Pound4poundireland Scorecards from April 2017

Christina Hammer 100-90 Maria Lindberg (rematch), officially UD, Hammer retains unified Middleweight titles

Mairis Breidis 120-108 Marco Huck, officially UD, Breidis wins vacant Cruiserweight title

Terry Flanagan 116-112 Petr Petrov, officially UD, Flanagan retains Lightweight title

Oleksandr Usyk 115-112 Michael Hunter, officially UD, Usyk retains Cruiserweight title

Julius Indongo 120-108 Ricky Burns, officially UD, Indongo unifies Jr. Welterweight titles

Scott Cardle 113-113 Robbie Barrett, officially Barrett by MD, Barrett wins British Lightweight title

Zolani Tete 120-107 Arthur Villanueva, officially UD

Darryll Williams 96-94 Jahmaine Smyle, officially SD

Tyrone Nurse 114-114 Joe Hughes, officially DRAW, Nurse retains British Jr. Welterweight title

Scott Quigg 117-111 Viorel Simion, officially UD

John Ryder 116-112 Rocky Fielding, officially Fielding by SD, Fielding wins vacant British Super Middleweight title

Gabriel Rosado 115-113 Martin Murray, officially Murray by MD

Gilberto Ramirez 120-106 Max Bursak, officially UD, Ramirez retains Super Middleweight title

Oscar Valdez 116-111 Miguel Marriaga, officially UD, Valdez retains Featherweight title