Monthly Archives: February 2019

Who Is The Best Heavyweight in the World? – PART 1

Who is the best heavyweight in the world? (Photos: IG)

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By Chris Robinson

At the moment, this is a lot of buzz going on in the heavyweight division. The consensus is that one of three men, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilderr, IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua, or former lineal champion Tyson Fury, is the one who should be wearing the crown as the true king of the division.

It’s an interesting debate, and in addition to those three names, there are several other top challengers, contenders, and former champions still in the mix. We recently swung through City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV to get some discussion going on this topic, and we were pleasantly surprised at the many different responses we received.

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis Returns And Blasts Out Hugo Ruiz in One Round

Gervonta Davis is back with another dominant win (Photo: Dave Mandel – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBA junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis defended his title with a dominant first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz before a sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. The one-sided contest aired on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, as Davis raised his mark to 21-0 (20 KO’s) while Ruiz fell to 39-5 (32 KO’s).

With his promoter Floyd Mayweather watching from ringside, Davis made quick work of his late-replacement opponent.

PHOTOS: Teofimo Lopez’s ‘Takeover’ Continues With Seventh Round Knockout Of Diego Magdaleno

Teofimo Lopez stopped Diego Magdaleno in brutal fashion on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, rising prospect-turned-contender Teofimo Lopez reminded everyone why he’s one of the emerging forces of the lightweight division with a brutal seventh round knockout over former two-time title challenger Diego Magdaleno.

Lopez (12-0, 10 KO’s) delivered a pair of left hooks in the aforementioned seventh that put the courageous Magdaleno (31-3, 13 KO’s) down and out, as the referee didn’t need to bother to count.

PHOTOS: Sergey Kovalev Decisions Eleider Alvarez to Regain WBO Title And Calls For Unification Fights

Sergey Kovalev gained revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Sergey Kovalev gained a level of revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez, winning a clear unanimous decision over 12 rounds to recapture the WBO light heavyweight title. The bout aired on the ESPN+ streaming app as the boxing world saw Kovalev, 35, become a three-time champion at 175 pounds. Scores were 120-108 and 116-112 twice.

Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) was coming off of a thrilling seventh round knockout over Kovalev just six months prior, a fight in which he rocked and dropped the Russian three times before finishing the contest. But, to the credit of Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KO’s), he was able to turn the rematch in his favor and box his way towards victory.