Donaire is Done, a star is born in Walters, and Golovkin’s campaign of destruction continues. Fight night coverage by Dan Tutalo:

big night in boxing tonight.. not only did nonito donaire get knocked down for the first time in his career, he also got knocked out!.. Nicholas Walters put on a clinic beating the hell out of donaire, Donaire will tell you the same thing, as he did in the post fight interview, out jabbing and landing punch after punch to donaires bloody face. the post fight interviews were a breath of fresh air as donaire had no excuses and nothing but good things to say about walters and vice versa.
As for Golovkin vs Rubio, we were prepaired for a war and semi got that for a round and a half as Rubio got dropped in the 2nd and took his sweet ass time to get up at the as the ref was counting to 10 and the fight was over.. GGG had as good of a post fight interview as always, really wants cotto next, and called canelo a “good boy”… so whos next for golovkin cause in my eyes he will clear out the division… oh yeah… he also speaks spanish! i love that guy.
on to the biggest news of the night, at least for me. Tonight premiered the first installment of 24/7 Hopkins Vs Kovalev which, in my eyes, if Hopkins pulls this off he should be in talks of GOAT . In the episode Hopkins underwent an entire doctors visit wearing his now iconic alien mask, and that isnt even close to what stood out the most to me in this episode. What stood out to me is that there is going to be a new boxing statue in Philadelphia. A statue that is years too late. Philadelphia is finally going to be erecting a 9 ft statue of Joe Frazier, an ACTUAL boxer from Philly. ive skated in Philadelphia a lot and never thought much of the Rocky statue until i got into boxing a realized WHY!?…..WHY does a FICTIONAL boxer desrve a statue!!!!! I have hated it ever since and even had an instagram post saying Hopkins deserved one over Rocky, lets get real its a sylvester stallone statue, and screw that. Finally Philly!! give the guy who beat the GOAT, as of now, and someone who REALLY boxed.. if hopkins wins this fight vs Kovalev they should burn the rocky statue to the ground and replace it twice as big with Hopkins… i hate that statue … i hate it… i hate it… i hate it


-DT

Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana via unanimous decision last night.  When the fight ended Floyd, who just a few years ago would finish every fight looking the same as when he entered the ring, had swollen lips and blood trickling from his nose.  This tells me one thing:  A fight with Manny Pacquiao is suddenly relevant again.  Should this fight have happened years ago… The first time the contract was signed when they were both in their prime?  Yes of course.  It would have been huge.  But now, with both guys seemingly aging and past their primes, the fight is suddenly intriguing again, so please, for the love of god, let Floyd’s special “surpise” be that he’s finally going to fight Manny.  Unless of course Manny screws it all up and loses to Chris Algieri.

Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana via unanimous decision last night. When the fight ended Floyd, who just a few years ago would finish every fight looking the same as when he entered the ring, had swollen lips and blood trickling from his nose. This tells me one thing: A fight with Manny Pacquiao is suddenly relevant again. Should this fight have happened years ago… The first time the contract was signed when they were both in their prime? Yes of course. It would have been huge. But now, with both guys seemingly aging and past their primes, the fight is suddenly intriguing again, so please, for the love of god, let Floyd’s special “surpise” be that he’s finally going to fight Manny. Unless of course Manny screws it all up and loses to Chris Algieri.

Fight Night Recap
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Andre Berto Vs. Steve Upsher

Andre Berto returned to the ring last night after losing 3 of his last 4 fights, having major shoulder surgery, and taking close to a year off. It’s funny because when Berto was undefeated and super hyped I really didn’t like him (same with Miguel Cotto). I don’t know why. Now, I find myself rooting for him. He’s always in exciting fights. Last night he won unanimously over Upsher (who happened to be Curtis Martin’s cousin. Go Jets!!). Berto looked ok. He looked a lot like a guy who hadn’t fought in a year. He was however on great shape as usual. I’m interested to see who he fights next and how he fares.

Lucas Matthysse Vs. Roberto Ortiz

Now this was a strange fight. I was looking forward to it because it was expected to be a brawl and Matthysse is one of my favorite active fighters.

The first round was a fairly uneventful feeling out type of round. Midway through round 2 Matthysse landed a beutiful body shot. One of those delayed reaction type shots. Ortiz grimaced, stood there a split second, then folded and collapsed.
Referee Benji Esteves stood over Ortiz and began his count. Ortiz regained his composure, watched Esteves count, and clearly got up by the count of 9. At this point Esteves inexplicably waived the fight over. It doesn’t make any sense. Why count? Why not just waive it over immediately? Ortiz was standing and composed at 9. We the fans were robbed of what should have been a very entertaining fight. After the fight Matthysse called out Danny Garcia which I love. I love that the loss to Garcia is eating him up and I’d love to see them do it again.

Andre Berto Vs. Emmanuel Taylor

I continued my 3 fight steak of falling asleep during main events. What I remember is the fight being interesting early on with Broner looking good but not great. Then I remember waking up just in time to see Broner land a sweet right hand that put Taylor on his ass. Broner won a unanimous decision in front of his own crowd and then called out Matthysse in what would be another fight I’d love to see.

DD

*Dan Tutulo bonus recap. (Sort of)

i hope dave wrote a recap cause bill gates sucks.. my laptop kept crashing during the first fight enough to where my wife got on the aol, because i suck at computers , and now i have subscribed to showtime just to watch these fights.. well.. i think berto won, than Mathysse wins by controversial Ko. Adrien Broner v Emanuel Taylor was the fight to see… broner started slow as usual but picked it up later to win the unanimous decision but it was in is home city so what were the chances hed lose without being kod

Welterweight Shawn Porter is having a very good year.  First he decisioned top contender and one time likely Floyd Mayweather Jr. opponent Devon Alexander, and then he knocked out Paulie Malignaggi.  Tonight he tried to make his year even better, but he will have his hands full against hard hitting undefeated contender Kell Brook in what has all the makings of a great fight.  Tune in to Showtime tonight at 9:30pm and then afterwards tell me what you thought.  Please.

Welterweight Shawn Porter is having a very good year. First he decisioned top contender and one time likely Floyd Mayweather Jr. opponent Devon Alexander, and then he knocked out Paulie Malignaggi. Tonight he tried to make his year even better, but he will have his hands full against hard hitting undefeated contender Kell Brook in what has all the makings of a great fight. Tune in to Showtime tonight at 9:30pm and then afterwards tell me what you thought. Please.

I didn’t bother watching Showtimes crap card last night but here is what ESPN had to say about it: NEW YORK — In a night of mismatches, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and titleholder Lamont Peterson destroyed overmatched opponents in knockout fashion Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to set up a possible showdown later this year.

Hopefully these guys do fight each other and it had better not be a pay per view.

Blake Caparello was fed to the monster that is Sergey Kovalev last night who devoured his over matched opponent in two rounds to set up a huge fight agains dry aged Bernard Hopkins. 

In the co-feature Brandon Rios was handed a gift disqualification victory over Diego Chaves is an ugly dirty fight.  Chaves was winning the fight but it was close.  I wish a point was deducted rather then Chaves being disqualified as I hate to see a referee determine the outcome of a fight

Blake Caparello was fed to the monster that is Sergey Kovalev last night who devoured his over matched opponent in two rounds to set up a huge fight agains dry aged Bernard Hopkins.

In the co-feature Brandon Rios was handed a gift disqualification victory over Diego Chaves is an ugly dirty fight. Chaves was winning the fight but it was close. I wish a point was deducted rather then Chaves being disqualified as I hate to see a referee determine the outcome of a fight

What the hell… GGG really dissapointed me tonight… I was so hyped to see him again, so hyped i told my friends who dont give a shit about boxing that they have to come over to see the guy who is from the same country as Borat fight, and he did not produce at all.  I was reminded earlier in the week by Dave, via text, one of the many reasons i love GGG and tonight, to be redundant, i was very dissapointed, the reason?.  His english got better..GGG’s post fight interview was mediocre at best he wants Cotto next but he said it in a way more understandable way than usual and not as funny.. As far as the fight , tko
In the 3rd or 4th…  Extending his ko streak to 17 in a row… I love this guy

-Dan Tutalo

What the hell… GGG really dissapointed me tonight… I was so hyped to see him again, so hyped i told my friends who dont give a shit about boxing that they have to come over to see the guy who is from the same country as Borat fight, and he did not produce at all. I was reminded earlier in the week by Dave, via text, one of the many reasons i love GGG and tonight, to be redundant, i was very dissapointed, the reason?. His english got better..GGG’s post fight interview was mediocre at best he wants Cotto next but he said it in a way more understandable way than usual and not as funny.. As far as the fight , tko
In the 3rd or 4th… Extending his ko streak to 17 in a row… I love this guy

-Dan Tutalo

The confusing case of Guillermo Rigondeaux:

What is it about this man that the powers that be in boxing have decided that he’s not ready for prime time.  He’s a year removed from completely dominating the fighter of the year in Nonito Donaire, he’s a title holder with an unreal amature pedigree, and he has an interesting story of escaping communist Cuba to chase his dream in the USA.  We as boxing fans have had technical/boring fighters shoved down our throats for years.  Look no further then Floyd Mayweather JR and the Klitschko brothers.  That being said, the guy is a winner, and for that reason he should be headlining big fights.  His fight last Saturday ended when he knocked out Sod Kokietgym in somewhat controversial fashion.  Kokietgym was dropped to the canvas with an accidental head butt.  After being given time to recover he was immediately ko’d by Rigondeaux in a sequence that very much resembles Mayweather JRs KO of Victor Ortiz.  Not quite a cheap shot, but also not quite good sportsmanship.  Maybe this is exactly what Rigondeaux needs to jump start his career; to become the villain.

The confusing case of Guillermo Rigondeaux:

What is it about this man that the powers that be in boxing have decided that he’s not ready for prime time. He’s a year removed from completely dominating the fighter of the year in Nonito Donaire, he’s a title holder with an unreal amature pedigree, and he has an interesting story of escaping communist Cuba to chase his dream in the USA. We as boxing fans have had technical/boring fighters shoved down our throats for years. Look no further then Floyd Mayweather JR and the Klitschko brothers. That being said, the guy is a winner, and for that reason he should be headlining big fights. His fight last Saturday ended when he knocked out Sod Kokietgym in somewhat controversial fashion. Kokietgym was dropped to the canvas with an accidental head butt. After being given time to recover he was immediately ko’d by Rigondeaux in a sequence that very much resembles Mayweather JRs KO of Victor Ortiz. Not quite a cheap shot, but also not quite good sportsmanship. Maybe this is exactly what Rigondeaux needs to jump start his career; to become the villain.