SERGEY KOVALEV STEALS HBO SHOW, JUDGES STEAL FIGHT!
HBO FIGHTS IN LAS VEGAS & ATLANTIC CITY
San Francisco, CA- Even though WBO 175 lb. king Sergey Kovalev was officially knocked down by Blake Caparello in the opening round, it wasn’t a real knockdown as the Australian stepped on the champ’s foot while throwing a punch. Outside of that, Caparello (19-1, 6 KOs) who is promoted by Lou Di Bella, was never in the fight outside of being introduced at the Revell Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
“KRUSHER” LIVES UP TO MONIKER
The second round saw the champion live up to his “Krusher” nickname as the Russian native walked right through Capeello with crushing blows from both sides, dropping the previously unbeaten fighter with a right to the body. What looked like a glancing blow took the wind out of the Aussie fighter who was dropped again before the referee waved off the mismatch emanating from the rumored to be in money-trouble Revell Casino. Time was 1:42.
BERNARD HOPKINS LOOKS LIKE “LUNCH MEAT”
Sergey (25-0-1, 22 KOs) and legendary champion Bernard Hopkins have agreed to fight on HBO in November, this as HBO is looking to make Kovalev a superstar by retiring the near 50-year old pug known as B-Hop in the blogosphere.
HBO AIRS TWO FROM SIN CITY
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (HBO)- Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) Disqualification Winner 9 Diego Gabriel Chavez (23-2, 19 KOs). A bad night for the game of boxing in Sin City had referee Vic Drakulich lose control of the fight and DQ’d the Argentine in a move that showed shortcomings of the referee. Decision should be overturned in the minds of some.
JUDGES STEAL FIGHT & MAKE FALSE HISTORY
Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs) UD 12 Anton Novikov (29-1, 10 KOs) vs WBA 140 lb. title) Scores were 118-111 (9-2-1 rounds) twice & 117-111 (9-3) fr a fight I thought Vargas “got owned” by the harder hitting Novikov who threw and landed more punches with the exception of a couple of rounds. Glenn Trowbridge, Dave Morretti & Burt Clements, time for these guys to get thicker glasses.
ESPN2 FRIDAY NIGHTY UPSET
Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA played host for (ESPN2)- when Gabriel Campillo (24-6, 10 KOs) TKO 5 Thomas Williams Jr. (17-1, 12KOs) (175 lb.) Fight was stopped on a cut caused by a punch.