The awful truth: Boxing news sounding more and more like the garbage on Entertainment Tonight

February 19, 2012 No Comments

No disrespect meant, but I think I'm going to have to slap your face. Dereck Chisora (R) is shown slapping Vitali Klitschko's face at Friday, February 17, 2012's official weigh-in for Saturday's Heavyweight Championship World Title fight.

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Keeping you abreast of the latest boxing news without sounding like a Hollywood gossip column is getting tougher. You know what I’m talking about. Soon we’ll have a pull down exclusively for the Fashion Police. We’ll be reporting on a boxer’s infidelity. We’ll have photos of these gents coming out of a motel room with a prostitute. If a hairdo is new, a different shade of red, we’ll be there.

Boxers as a whole are not stupid people. That being said, the stupid ones do provide us with cheap entertainment, which is a useful service. We should thank them for it, without using any big words.

After Friday's weigh-in, Dereck Chisora had plans to rob a bank.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 was one of those nights that will live in Boxing infamy. At Olympia Hall, Munich, Bayern, Germany, the 40 year-old Vitali Klitschko, the oldest of the two heavyweight champions, totally thrashed the 28 year-old Dereck Chisora and in doing so, gained an unanimous decision victory in a fight that went the full 12 rounds. With the easy win, Klitschko improved to 44-2-0, 40 KOs while his opponent dropped to 15-3-0, 9 KOs.

Klitschko entered Saturday’s bout on an 11-bout winning streak dating back to December of 2003, while Chisora, unranked, and a 10/1 betting underdog, was 1-2 in his previous three bouts.

That should be the end the report, but it doesn’t stop there. Was Mr. Chisora a class act after entering the ring? No. Prior to Saturday’s bout, while everyone was in the ring, Chisora continued to show his lack of class by spitting in the face of Vitali’s younger brother, Wladimir.

 

 

Glossing over the commendable behavior of Dereck Chisora

Last three minutes of the Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora February 18, 2012 fight.

After his long day, Dereck Chisora ends up in a brawl with David Haye at his post-fight press conference.

With all the perversity, ill-mannered behavior, you got to figure Chisora, like most of Hollywood, must be independently wealthy.

"Dude, stop laughing! This is my gangster look."

The sneaky, very devious David Haye (R) lands a punch on Dereck Chisora's head and then runs to safety.

He was fined $50,000 by the WBC for slapping Vitali at the weigh in on Friday and then he followed that up with the spitting. His threats and all the gangster nonsense at the Post-fight Press Conference are just icing on the big fat “fine” cake. And you got to figure all of his Zimbabwe relatives, his manager and girlfriends have already started cutting out their piece of his fight purse, a sizable portion. God help this man.

As far as David Haye is concerned, he shouldn’t have to worry about all those threats he received from Chisora, not after contacting the Law Offices of David Gutierrez, David knows how to get a restraining order fast.

And now for the dull stuff: On Sunday, it was reported Klitschko had suffered a partial tear of a ligament in his left shoulder. He underwent an MRI on Sunday and further medical examinations on Monday. Besides the ligament, a nerve in his shoulder was affected in round three and as a result, he was unable to use his left hand the way he normally does.

Also on Saturday, at the Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, super bantamweight Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 45 KOs) earned KO #46 when he stopped Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra (31-4-1, 18 KOs) in the fifth round. This was a rematch of a September 18, 2010 WBO super bantamweight title elimination match which ended in a draw. At that weigh-in both boxers weighed 120 pounds. At Friday’s weigh-in, Arce weighed 123 pounds and Parra 122.

The 33 year-old Parra is the former WBA Flyweight Champion (from December 6, 2003 until March 18, 2007). He lost his title after it was discovered he could no longer make the weight. Parra is now 3-4-1 in his last 8 matches.

The 32 year-old Arce hasn’t been beat since September 15, 2009. On that date he lost an unanimous decision to Simphiwe Nonggayo when fighting for the vacant IBF Super Flyweight Title. Since that time his record is (8-0-1)

In the Co-Main Event, lightweight, southpaw Armando “Chato” Robles of Salt Lake City, Utah got himself a TKO victory over Abraham Alvarez Osuna (16-2-1) of Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico who had a bit of an inflated record since only five of the people he faced had winning records.

On the undercard was a familiar name, welterweight Jorge Paez Jr. (31-4-1, 19 KOs) who managed a TKO victory over Octavio Castro (17-8-1, 9 KOs). Paez managed the stoppage in the fourth round of their scheduled 10 rounder. Castro is now 8-8-1 since 2005, while Paez is 8-1-1 since January, 2010.

At the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, super middleweight, southpaw Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (17-1-0, 14 KOs) got himself a first round KO of Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzales (27-1-0, 14 KOs).

You’re probably asking yourself, ‘I see where Stevenson has a loss. How could this be? Who’s the guy who beat this Canadian super middleweight sensation?
Back in early 2010, Stevenson, 13-0 at the time, was signed by the well known promoter Lou DiBella. The organization was all excited and had such high expectations for this Canadian phenom.

Then in his very first fight, April 16, 2010, Stevenson at 168 pounds was stopped by a virtual unknown by the name of Darnell Boone who is 5’9” tall and at the time four pounds lighter. The TKO victory came at 0:17 in round 2 of a scheduled eight rounder.

Although they won’t admit it, Boone was hand picked since he had lost five in a row. However, the matchmaker should have checked to see who those losses were against. They’re some of the top people in that weight class, e.g. Brandon Gonzales, Erislandy Lara, Craig McEwan, Edwin Rodriguez, and Jose Angel Rodriguez.

At the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, light middleweight Paul Williams (41-2-0, 27 KOs) won an unanimous decision victory over Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2).

On the undercard, Chris Arreola (35-2-0, 30 KOs) of Escondido, CA. KO’d Eric Molina (18-2-0, 14 KOs) at 2:30 of the first round to win the WBC USNBC heavyweight title. Apparently NBC is now one of the sanctioning bodies.

And with the IBF light heavyweight title on the line, Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud of Tallahassee, Florida,(24-0-0, 19 KOs) won a split decision victory over Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo of Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain (21-4-1, 8 KOs).

That’s the hot news from Saturday.

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