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.