Pound4poundireland Scorecards from March 2016

Bradley Skeete 116-112 Sam Eggington, officially UD, Skeete wins British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles

Tommy Langford 118-110 Lewis Taylor, officially UD, Langford wins vacant Commonwealth Middleweight title

Terry Flanagan 119-108 Derry Mathews (rematch), officially UD, Flanagan retains Lightweight title

Juergen Braehmer 116-111 Eduard Gurknecht (rematch), officially UD

Andre Ward 119-107 Sullivan Barrera, officially UD

Pound4poundireland’s March 29th POUND FOR POUND top 10

1. Roman Gonzalez

2. Manny Pacquiao

3. Sergey Kovalev

4. Gennady Golovkin

5. Timothy Bradley

6. Saul Alvarez

7. Guillermo Rigondeaux

8. Terence Crawford

9. Juan Francisco Estrada

10. Andre Ward

 

  • Ward bumps out Adonis Stevenson, after a wide points win over Sullivan Barrera in his 175 debut.
  • An expected fight with Sergey Kovalev could go a long way to determining who is the premiere fighter in the sport.

Thomas Hauser: “What we know about Al Haymon: Part II”

http://tinyurl.com/h7zoryf

Hauser isn’t the biggest fan of full disclosure, is he?

Well, allow me to fill in the blanks on his behalf: Hauser is an HBO employee (who have banned Haymon’s fighters from their airwaves, although this stance is beginning to thaw, and so are in direct competition with his shows) and Ring TV, the site on which this series of articles appears, is owned by Golden Boy promotions (whose founder Oscar De La Hoya is a longtime rival of Haymon, and whose company is engaged in multi-million dollar litigation with his operation over alleged violations of the Ali Act and other offences).

Basically, don’t expect a total lack of bias.

Nevertheless, this is an interesting look at Haymon’s backstory and contains insights into the man who controls so much of the sport.

Kevin Iole’s take on the matter: http://keviniole.com/post/141487201853/that-little-matter-of-disclosing-youre-a-paid-hbo

Also, now the curt note that “Hauser is a paid consultant for HBO Sports” has been belatedly affixed to the end of each of these articles.

Thomas Hauser: “What we know about Al Haymon: Part I”

http://tinyurl.com/jaljabj

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Hauser isn’t the biggest fan of full disclosure, is he?

Well, allow me to fill in the blanks on his behalf: Hauser is an HBO employee (who have banned Haymon’s fighters from their airwaves, although this stance is beginning to thaw, and so are in direct competition with his shows) and Ring TV, the site on which this series of articles appears, is owned by Golden Boy promotions (whose founder Oscar De La Hoya is a longtime rival of Haymon, and whose company is engaged in multi-million dollar litigation with his operation over alleged violations of the Ali Act and other offences).

Basically, don’t expect a total lack of bias.

Nevertheless, this is an interesting look at Haymon’s backstory and contains insights into the man who controls so much of the sport.