WHO IS BADOU JACK ONE ASKS?
San Francisco, CA- With “The Fight” days away, the weekend prior to the mega event offered up one surprise in that Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) took the WBC 168 lb. strap from Anthony “Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) via Majority Decision 12. Simply put, the relatively unknown to some Black Swede forced the fight from the start until the end. Scores at ringside Hubert Minn 116-112, Rey Danseco 115-113 and Robert Hecko 114-114. As for Jack, a “work in progress,” he wants George Groves in the UK.
KLITSCHKO WINS AGAIN
Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) defended the World heavyweight title for the 19th time with a UD 12 over Bryant Jennings (19-1-1. 12 KOs) with the cards reading Max DeLuca 118-109, Steve Weisfeld 116-111, Robin Taylor 116-111. Giant Gypsy Tyson Fury is next as the fight goes to purse bids within 180 days…
CANCER KILLER PREVAILS
Now 29-1, 26 KOs, Daniel Jacobs, who has beaten Cancer, TKO 12 Caleb Truax 25-2-2, 15 KOs) in a WBA middleweight (160 lb.) contest (You thought “Triple G” was champ, right?)
FIGHT MOST WANTED NOW IS
Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is happening, but the Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 27 KOs) vs. Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) IS not. Cotto with Roc Nation will face Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) of Tasmania on June 6 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
MANNY NOT TALKING MUCH THIS WEEK?
To his inner circle of Media types, Manny Pacquiao might be available this week for interviews. But as far as him doing anything at the MGM Grand (host hotel) outside of showing up for a final press gala, one of two for the entire promotion, the official weigh Friday and the fight Saturday, there will be NO PACMAN at the hotel.
MANNY STAYING DOWN THE STRIP
Staying at the Mandalay Bay, which is owned by the same group as the MGM, Steve Wynn’s hotel will be the site of any Pacquiao post fight party.
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