I think some boxing “purists” might be upset. However, Logan Paul Vs KSI Is Not Going To Break Or Make Boxing (It Might Be A Missed Opportunity). YouTube personalities Logan Paul and KSI (Real Name Olajide William Olatunji) Will box against each other in a real on the record boxing match tonight at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. All in all this bout is not going to make or break boxing. It’s not going to move the needle it won’t create new fans. It won’t turn fans away. I do think, however, there is a missed opportunity. That has to do with the rest of the card. World Champions Billy Joe Saunders & Devin Haney have scheduled bouts against unknown opponents. This is where I think DAZN & Matchroom are missing an opportunity. I’m not expecting them to match Saunders & Haney in 5-Star matches, but they could have put them in more compelling matchups that I think could turn viewers tuning in just for Paul/Olatunji into new boxing fans.
Naoya Inoue Defeats Nonito Donaire Wins WBSS! Naoya (The Monster) Inoue wins a unanimous decision over (The Filipino Flash) Nonito Donaire at the Super Arena in Saitama Japan to unify the IBF & WBA bantamweight championships. As well as win the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the World Boxing Super Series. I think the organizers of the WBSS envisioned a final between Inoue and Ryan Burnett. However, Donaire who Burnett. picked to face in the first round of the WBSS beat him and went on to win his next fight. Despite not being the final the WBSS wanted. Donaire was able to dig deep into his reserves and provided much stiffer competition to Inoue, who has earned his nickname “the Monster” with a string of KO victories over some very good opponents. Both men had their moments. Both hurt each other. Inoue had Donaire hurt and ready to go in the 5th. Donaire had Inoue hurt and ready to go in the 9th. In the 11th Inoue drooped Donaire with a body shot. Donaire finished the round and the 12 round distance. Scores were 116-111/117-109/114-113. All in Naoya Inoue’s favor!
Canelo KO’s The Krusher What’s Next? Saul Canelo Alvarez wins the WBO Light heavyweight Championship by knocking out Sergey Krusher Kovalev in the 11th round! Who will his next opponent be? It’s possible that he will unify with WBA Champion Dmitry Bivol. It is possible that Canelo will choose to fight at Super Middleweight. If that’s the case Bivol has expressed a willingness to fight at 168 in the past. If not Bivol fights can be made with Billy Joe Saunders or the winner of Callum Smith/John Ryder. Do not expect Canelo to face rival Gennady GGG Golovkin, WBC/IBF Light heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev or the top WBO Contender Gilberto Ramirez.
What’s Next For Shakur Stevenson After Beating Joet Gonzalez? Shakur Stevenson, who won the Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics becomes WBO Featherweight champion with an impressive 12 round decision over Joet Gonzalez? I felt that his performance reminded me of Floyd Mayweather at 147 & 154. I think Stevenson has all the talent and potential in the world. Like Mayweather, he picked his spots, was very efficient with his punches. Like Mayweather at 147 & 154, he might not have knockout power, but he does have enough pop in his punches to make opponents think twice. Mayweather was at the end of his career and from 130-140 While he was never a KO Artist. He had decent power. I think at 126 & 130 Stevenson is going to be just fine. However at 135 & 140 where his opponents are going to be stronger. If he doesn’t at least matain his Make you think twice power. I think someone could stop him in the late rounds. This is just an observation and opinion and these concerns won’t suffice for a few years if at all. Anyways this is more about Shakur Stevenson’s inmate future. Where the newly crowned WBO Featherweight Champion has a lot of options. He called out IBF Champion Josh Warrington there are some obstacles but it is a makeable fight. The top contenders for the WBO Championship are Michael Conlan, Jessie Magdaleno & Carl Frampton. All three are Top Rank/ESPN boxers. WBO Super Bantamweight Champion is Emanuel Navarrete & The WBO Super Featherweight Champion is Jamel Herring. Both are also Top Rank/ESPN boxers. So basically Shakur Stevenson has options. Please Let Me Know What You think in the Comments Section, & Please Subscribe to SportsTalk With Troy! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1DnNvUpABr-ayiIMvwBJgg
Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Preview! Gennady (GGG) Golovkin faces Sergiy (The Technician) Derevyanchenk on October 5, 2019, for the vacant IBF & IBO middleweight championships of the world. The fight will be broadcast by DAZN from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin is 39-1-1 with 35 stoppage wins Derevyanchenko is 13-1 with 10 stoppage wins. Don’t be fooled by the small amount of fights Derevyanchenko is the real deal. I would not be surprised to see the fight even after 8 rounds. Derevyanchenko could pull the upset, but I’m picking Golovkin to pull away in the later rounds and to become the IBF & IBO middleweight champion.
A Gift For GGG? Gennady Golovkin/Sergiy Derevyanchenko Review. Gennady Golovkin wins a close decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko to become IBF and also IBO middleweight champion! GGG won a disputed unanimous decision by scores of 114-113 and 115-112 twice. Without the knockdown in the first round by Golovkin scores would have been 114-114 and 115-113 twice. Officially the knockdown did not affect the fight. However, plenty of observers fell that GGG got a gift and The Technician as Derevyanchenko is known should have been crowned champion. Personally, I thought it was a close fight that could have gone either way. Neither Golovkin or Derevyanchenko were able to take advantage of opportunities in the fight.
Sergiy Derevyanchenko Has Options After GGG Fight! I tend to make one What’s Next Video after a Fight, but I wanted to try making videos for both Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Gennady Golovkin! Please stay tuned to this channel for my GGG video! In this video, I am focused on Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Who, despite not getting the decision has created for himself more options than at any point in his career!
Is It Time For GGG To Move Up To Super Middleweight? Sometimes the simple explanation is the correct one. If you feel that Sergiy Derevyanchenko deserved the decision against Gennady Golovkin the simple explanation may just be that in October of 2019 Derevyanchenko is a better boxer than GGG.
Derevyanchenko is absolutely deserving of a rematch and Golovkin has options if he decides to stay at 160. Demetrius Andrade & Ryota Murata are makable fights. I don’t think Canelo Alvarez is going to be GGG’s next fight and he may have to move up to 168 to secure a third fight. At 168 there is the winner of Callum Smith/John Ryder, but I think a fight with Billy Joe Saunders might create more interest.
I know I already posted my video from the first day, but I’m trying something new here. When I go to a convention or report on a boxing match or any other sporting event instead of making a post for each video. I plan on making a post for the event and sharing all my videos in one post. So along with my Saturday & Sunday videos I am reposting My Friday video!
Rose City Comic Con September 13-15 2019. Oregon Convention Center in Portland Oregon.
On Saturday September 28 2019 IBF welterweight champion defeated his WBC counterpart Shawn Porter at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. In this post are my preview video, post fight video and my what’s next video.
Rose City Comic Con 2019! Friday Cosplay Photos & Vlog! My experience and Cosplay Photos.of day one of Rose City Comic-Con 2019! Held at the Oregon Convention Center close to The Moda Center. In Portland Oregon. Stay tuned for videos from days two & three. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wK4eEZtTRlvr6Bj_37kqw
Canelo Kovalev Official November 2nd! Saul Canelo Alvarez will take on Sergey Kovalev for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight championship. It appears that the fight will be contested at the legitimate weight limit of 175. Canelo will be trying to add a light heavyweight championship to he championships at super welterweight, middleweight, and super middleweight championships. Please Help me grow Sports Talk With Troy By Subscribing to my YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1DnNvUpABr-ayiIMvwBJgg
Canelo vs Kovalev Thoughts & Catchweight Rant! Welcome to Sports Talk With Troy where I may or may not be an expert, but I am a long-time fan with an informed and knowledgeable opinion! Please Subscribe to My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1DnNvUpABr-ayiIMvwBJgg
Middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez and light heavyweight champion Sergey Krusher Kovalev have been looking into facing each other. With November 2, 2019, being the planned date for the fight. The would be for Kovalev’s light heavyweight championship. Nothing is official, but it is seeming more and more likely that the fight will happen. Because Canelo is moving up from middleweight skipping super middleweight. There is speculation that the fight will be contested at a catchweight. I realize that I’m just one fan with an opinion, but I fell that if a championship is on the line in a boxing match. It should be contested at the proper weight.
Looking back on my own experience. Everything that I went through that was supposed to help me with my Invisible Disabilities. Was either about short term gratification or making life for those around me easier. When it should have been about my long term development so I could best navigate a world I’m not built for. Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel “TroyGrudin” by clicking the link above!