Chris Robinson catches up with newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday, February 28th, as he reflects on his title-winning victory over Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage while eyeing his future at 154 pounds, including a possible bout with Carlos Molina… Continue reading
Ishe Smith, left, attacking Cornelius Bundrage this past weekend in Detroit, Michigan during his title-winning victory…
By Chris Robinson
This past weekend in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas native Ishe Smith finally realized his full potential in wrestling the IBF junior middleweight title away from Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage after twelve rounds of action.
Despite the scorecards ending up with a split-decision verdict, Smith clearly was the victor, as evidenced by his grit, fortitude, and better work rate over the second half of the fight.
One man who was certainly a curious spectator was junior middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado.
[Left to right: Badou Jack, Luis Arias, Floyd Mayweather, J’Leon Love, Ishe Smith, and Leonard Ellerbe in Detroit, Michigan this past weekend]
By Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com
Saturday night, February 23rd, will forever go down as a special one for Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias.
Fighting inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, the 23-year old Arias improved to 3-0 with 2 knockouts after halting an overmatched Edgar Perez inside of a single round.
Having seen his professional career momentarily sidetracked last year, Arias has now reeled off a pair of stoppage victories within three weeks of one another as he continues to ride the momentum that comes from being aligned with Floyd Mayweather’s promotional outfit.
Our friend and super middleweight prospect Badou Jack shared an exclusive, behind the scenes video of Floyd Mayweather celebrating his 36th birthday with his crew. Mayweather also gives shutouts to his Mawyeather Promotions fighters, including newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight prospect Badou Jack
The beat continued for Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias on Saturday night, as the undefeated middleweight prospect improved to 3-0 (2 KO’s) with his first round knockout over Edgar Perez in Detroit, Michigan.
On Saturday night, 13-year verteran Ishe Smith came through with his biggest victory as a professional, winning a 12-round split-decision victory over former champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage.
With the victory, Smith claims the IBF junior middleweight crown while raising his record to 25-5 (11 KO’s).
Throughout his career, Smith has endured quite the emotional ride, from spells of frustrating inactivity to some tough losses, but tonight was his finest moment.
On Saturday night in Detroit, Michigan, super middleweight prospect Badou Jack improved his record to 13-0 with 9 knockouts following his victory over Don Mouton.
After eight heats, Jack won all scorecards, 78-74.
Following nine months of inactivity, Jack has now produced two straight victories in a span of three weeks during his time under the Mayweather Promotions umbrella.
Expect more coverage from Badou Jack in the near future…
Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda
On Saturday night, February 23rd, middleweight prospect J’Leon Love improved to 15-0 with 8 KO’s after overcoming a game challenge from Derrick Findley (20-9, 13 KO’s) inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan.
In the Showtime-televised duel, Love was just too busy and sharp with his punches despite Findley constantly pressing forward and making things interesting late.
Watching from ringside and also in Love’s corner was undefeated, pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather. WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner could also be found showing support.
(Photo credits: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas native Ishe Smith captured the IBF junior middleweight title with a split-decision victory over former champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage.
After twelve rounds, two 116-111 scorecards favored Smith, with a 114-113 tally going in Bundrage’s direction.
Watching the action unfold from his fighter’s corner, trainer and former light heavyweight titlist Eddie Mustafa Muhammad seemed elated with Smith’s showing.
“I thought he gave a magnificent performance,” Muhammad stated. “He capitalized on that good jab that he has. Putting pressure, backing ‘K9’ up and taking him out of his game. That’s what we did. We beat him to the body.”