RESULTS and POINTS BREAKDOWN:
Fight #1- JEOPARDY FIGHT-
WBA World Super Welterweight Super Championship/IBO World Super Welterwight Title-
Super Champion/Champion Erislandy Lara (TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; 24-2-2, 14 KOs)
Yuri Foreman (WBA #9; 34-3, 1 ND, 10 KOs)
- Lara scored a questionable knockdown in round 3 but in round 4, there was no question regarding the legitimacy of the knockdown. Lara dropped Foreman for the full ten-count with a devastating uppercut.
.....6 points for picking Lara plus 2 points for picking him by KO/TKO (if you picked Foreman, you lost 6 points)
Fight #2- Non-title Super Middleweight Title-
Anthony Dirrell (WBC #2, Transnational #5, TTR #6, The Ring #7; 30-1-1, 24 KOs)
Norbert Nemesapati (24-5, 17 KOs)
- Nemesapati's Hungarian super middleweight title and his Global Boxing Union World light heavyweight title were not on the line.
.....8 points for picking Dirrell plus 2 points for picking him by KO/TKO
Fight #3- JEOPARDY FIGHT-
Juan Carlos "King Kong" Payano (WBA #2, TTR #3, Transnational #3, The Ring #3; WBC #11; 18-1, 9 KOs)
Isao Gonzalo Carranza (15-8-1, 9 KOs)
- Referee James Warring, the former IBF World cruiserweight champion, stopped the bout to save Carranza from taking additional punishment.
.....7 points for picking Payano plus 2 points for picking him by KO/TKO (if you picked Carranza, you lost 7 points)
Fight #4- IBF, WBC, Vacant Lineal, and Vacant Ring Magazine World Super Middleweight Titles-
IBF champion James DeGale (TTR #1, Transnational #1, The Ring #1; 23-1-1, 14 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 12
WBC champion Badou Jack (TTR #2, Transnational #2, The Ring #2; 20-1-3, 12 KOs)
- Jack was down in the first round; DeGale was down in the twelfth.
- The scores were 114-112 for DeGale, 113-113, and 113-113.
- Steve Farhood scored the bout for Showtime and also had it a draw, 113-113.
- Bobby Davis and I scored the bout for TTR. Bobby had Jack winning 114-112; I had it a draw, 113-113.
- The draw leaves the lineal and Ring Magazine titles vacant.
.....40 points if you picked a draw!
Fight #5- IBF World Junior Featherweight Title-
Gervonta "Tank" Davis (IBF #8; 17-0, 16 KOs)
Champion Jose Pedraza (The Ring #6, Transnational #7, TTR #9; 22-1, 12 KOs)
- After six rounds, Davis was leading 59-55 on each of the three judges' cards.
- In round 7, Pedraza was down for the first time in his career. He beat the count but referee Ricky Gonzalez wisely halted the contest.
.....10 points for picking Davis plus 2 points for picking him by KO/TKO
Fight #6- Vacant WBC Silver Middleweight Title-
Immanuwel Aleem (17-0-1, 10 KOs)
Ievgen Khytrov (WBC #2, WBO #8, IBF #9, TTR #11, WBA #13; 14-1, 12 KOs)
- Khytrov's NABF title was not on the line.
- Aleem floored Khytrov in the third round with a left hook and in the sixth with back-to-back rights.
- After Khytrov beat the count in the sixth, Aleem's subsequent attack convinced referee Eddie Claudio to stop the bout.
.....11 points for picking Aleem plus 2 points for picking him by KO/TKO
High Score of the Week is 5_burowz with 39 points.
Lead Changes include Burowz overtaking Marci for the #3 spot dropping Marciano down to #4 by default. Myself and kewlmodee rise up to a tie at #5 dropping straycat to #7.