Saturday, 6 September 2014

Results: Friday September 5th-Wallisch Wins!

The most notable of the Heavyweight's in action was the promising Michael Wallisch (13-0, 8) who was surprisingly taken the 8 round distance by the very limited Edgars Kalnars (27-31, 18). Prior to this fight had suffered 19 stoppage losses including an opening round retirement to Fabrice Aurieng earlier this year. We want to like Wallisch but this result really makes us think twice about his potential.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Upcoming bouts: Saturday September 6th-A day of "Bolivian"

After the disappointing bouts on Friday we'd like to say that Saturday is a better day for Heavyweight action. Sadly however that still doesn't suggest the day is going to be a good one for the division.

Arguably the most interesting fight of the day comes from Mike Tyson's much hated "Bolivian" as the much experienced Billy Wright (44-4, 35) battles the heavy handed Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-2, 20) for a variety of regional titles. To say we care about either of these men would be a life though it would be nice for the fighter to fade into Bolivian and take these random paper belts with them.

On the same card we actually do have a Bolivian title fight as reigning champion Saul Farah (50-18-3, 44) defends his belt against the win-less (you can't make this crap up) challenger John Okita Popeye (0-4). We've never seen Popeye (the fighter, not the cartoon) though one would assume that he's going to need more than just some spinach to pick up a win here.

The next most notable bout takes place in the with unbeaten giant Gary Cornish (18-0, 10) battling another man we really hope would fade into "Bolivian", Larry Olubamiwo (10-7, 9). We refuse to accept Olubamiwo as a boxer. To us he's a shit-stain on the sport and should have been given a lifetime ban for his cheating, thankfully though it seems like he's currently going through a series of beat down, quit jobs and various other in ring issues in an attempt to make us pity him. Larry could suffer a KO loss every day for the rest of his life and we'd not give him sympathy for the risks he put other fighters through.

We do wonder how Olubamiwo's drugs would match up with Popeye's spinach...

Moving on...

Also in the UK will be a bout between the debutin Dave Jones (0-0) and tough journeyman Moses Matovu (5-44-4). Matovu is tough but we expect Jones to do enough to get a win in his locker here (see what we did there? Dave Jones...Locker...hahahaha).

A third UK bout is expected to see the unbeaten Adam Machaj (4-0, 3) take on a yet to be named opponent. We like Machaj but fighting TBA's on 3 days notice needs to be put into Bolivian, especially considering the fact Machaj is actually really talented!

In Germany David Wilken (0-0) will make his debut against Nedeljko Cvorovic (0-1) we don't know anything about these two though we hope we never need to pronounce or type "Nedeljko Cvorovic" again any time soon.

In the US we have two bouts at at a low level. One of those will be a female bout between Sonya Three Fox (2-0, 1) and Saxon Harrison (0-1) whilst the other will be an all debutant bout between Shaun Holiday (0-0) and Laquan Williams (0-0). Not much to say here other than that they look even on paper.

Upcoming bouts: Friday September 5th-Wallisch and Davtaev in action

This Friday sees the boxing world turning their attention to Tokyo for one of the best fights possible to make in the sport. Sadly that leaves the Heavyweight division looking relatively poor by comparison, though the division will still have some fighters of note in action.

Arguably the most important Heavyweight bout of the day will be in Germany where Michael Wallisch (12-0, 8) battles the very limited journeyman Edgars Kalnars (27-30, 18). On paper Kalnars looks poor in reality however he's much worse and Wallisch, at this point in his career, shouldn't be wasting time with crapfests like this. Aged 28 it's time the unbeaten German shit or got off the pot, though it does appear that he's currently suffering from a case of boxing constipation having been inactive in recent times.

Another fighter who should be fighting at a higher level than he is this weekend is Apti Davtaev (7-0, 7) who is wasting his time with the debuting Andrey Zapisov (0-0). Yes it's two unbeaten men in the ring together but we don't see why Davtaev, a rotund but heavy handed fighter, cannot get himself a better opponent than a debutant! Eurgh

The closest to an "even" bout that the division gets this Friday is in Serbia as the limited Bekim Pagga (4-5, 2) fights the win-less Sasa Dajic (0-3). Dajic has been stopped in all 3 of his losses and we're expecting him to suffer another stoppage loss here however this bout looks more interesting than the other two mismatches. Not saying a lot but this is the dire state of the Heavyweight division right now.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Results: Saturday August 30th-Boytsov struggles Wallin wins!

This past weekend was certainly not a great day in the Heavyweight division though we did get a few notable men in action.

German fans got to the chance to see two Heavyweight bouts for the price of one in Nordhein-Wesfalen. One of those bouts saw the once promising Denis Boytsov (34-1, 26) forced to go 10 rounds en route to claiming a unanimous decision over Timur Musafarov (6-2, 5). This was a huge step back from where Boytsov would have hoped he was after 35 fights and although he got the win he far from impressive.

The other contest saw the very promising Otto Wallin (7-0, 5) score a 4th round stoppage against the heavy handed but limited Maksym Pedyura (14-7-1, 12). The win was a solid one on paper and was another good step up for Wallin who we really like. We know he's still a boxing baby but this sort of step up is the sort of thing that he needs at this point.

In Argentina fans got the chance to see the debuting Leandro Daniel Robutti (1-0) take a clear and decisive victory over Juan Ramon Fernandez (2-1, 2). Fernandez was dropped in the opening round and deducted a point in round 3 to make the decision a very clear cut one.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Upcoming bouts: Saturday August 30th-Wallin and Boytsov in action

Although there isn't a lot of interesting bouts this weekend we do have a handful of interesting Heavyweight bouts. One of those bouts will see Otto Wallin (6-0, 4) stepping up to fight Maksym Pedyura (14-6-1, 12) in what appears to be a good test for the unbeaten youngster. We do really like Wallin and it's clear he has real promise though hopefully he will manage to live up to his potential.

Sadly on the same card we get to see Denis Boytsov (33-1, 26) effectively admit he'll never reach his once highly expected peak. Following his loss to Alex Leapia we will see Boytsov fighting against Timur Musafarov (6-1, 5) in what appears to be a confidence builder for Boytsov though a further waste of time for the fringe contender.

One of the more interesting fights is in Canada as Didier Bence (9-1, 3) taking on Rob Nichols (6-1-1, 4). This will be Bence's first bout since being stopped by Eric Martel Bahoeli last November and with Nichols having power we may see something similar here. Another bout on this show will see Sylvera Louis (5-3, 2) fighting against the unbeaten Fred Latham (4-0-1, 2) in a relatively intriguing low level bout.

One of the most disappointing bouts will see James Hammortree (5-0, 5) who will be taking on the win-less Antonio Robertson (0-5-1). Unfortunately it's hard to see how interesting Hammortree actually is as his opponents are frankly awful, as they are again here. On the same card we'll see another relatively unexciting contest as Derek Walker (1-12) battles the win-less Shamar Davis (0-1)

In Germany we get two more bouts though neither looks to be interesting. One will see Helge Rippe (2-1, 1) in action and the other will see Taras Varava (2-6, 1) though neither have yet had opponents named.

One other bout will be an all debutant bout in Argentina as Juan Fernandez (0-0) battles against Luis Robutti (0-0)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Upcoming bouts: Friday August 29th-Nothing big this Friday, sadly

This Friday doesn't look like a great day in the Heavyweight division but there will be 2 bouts in the division.

In Germany fans will get the chance to see novices colliding as Deniz Koezig (1-0, 1) takes on Muslim Benkacimi (1-1). Although Koezig won his debut it was almost impossible to say anything positive as both Koezig and his debut opponent Matthias Eichler both looked more like out-of-shape drunks than professional athletes. Unfortunately Benkacimi also appears to be an out of shape Heavyweight.

Another bout that takes place on the same day will see Jarad Treloar (1-4) taking on Thomas Peato (1-1) in a bout that will not particularly excite anyone in the boxing world. This bout, in Australia, is a 6 rounder though neither man will be expected to go far.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Upcoming bouts: Tuesday August 26th-Farah Vs Fernandez II, oooh how exciting!

Midweek fights don't tend to be hugely exciting and this Tuesday doesn't appear to change that as Bolivian veteran Saul Farah (50-18-3, 44) takes on novice Bernardino Fernandez (2-1). This will be Farah's 15th defense of his Bolivian Heavyweight title and we really cannot see Fernandez over-coming Farah's.

Interestingly this is a rematch 4 years in the making and Farah inflicted Fernandez's only loss so far, way back in June 2010.