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#41
It really would....
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#42
Glazkov defeats Cunningham to earn clash with Klitschko

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten IBF #2 Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (20-0-1, 12 KOs) won a dull twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #4 Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs). Very tactical fight. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 116-112 for Glazkov, who is now mandatory challenger for Ukrainian countryman and world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
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#43
Heavyweight Denis Boytsov (36-1, 27 KOs) scored a second round TKO when Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-5, 14 KOs) quit citing an injured right hand.
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#44
one thing about bryant jennings, he always shows up in shape and ready to go...plus he's no dumbazz. young hungry guy vs older vet, who knows man........on paper, klit should be too much but ?
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#45
It's only for a few seconds but this is a clip from Klitschko's first day of sparring, this footage is against Izu Ugonoh - spot KB ringside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigoCqZwQN4&feature=youtu.be
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#46
Thanks tm7. Guess Parker and Izu have already gone over to spar. From the brief clip, looked like Klit was not holding back.
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#47
Yea mate second day today. I've heard Klit goes for the KO in sparring so will be good to hear how Parker shapes up!
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#48
Joshua blasts out Gavern in three

Unbeaten heavyweight and Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua moved to 11-0 with 11 KOs after a third round KO over game journeyman Jason Gavern (26-20-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night st the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. Joshua dropped Gavern twice in round two and twice again in round three to end it. Joshua clearly hit Gavern when he was on the deck after the first knockdown in round three, but wasn’t penalized. Time was 1:21.

Gavern has now dropped four of his last five. Next up for Joshua is Kevin “Kinpin” Johnson on May 30 in London.

“I had a bit of ring rust so couldn’t display everything I have been doing in the gym,” said Joshua. “But once the momentum gets going I will be able to display some more shots, some more sharp shooting.

“I have boxed in Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London and I have to say Newcastle is right up there with the crowd, so a big thank you to the fans tonight.

“There are a lot of expectations and Jason is a very awkward opponent. He’s a slippery customer and he is there to make me look back and he did a good job of that. I have a job to do and that is get a win. If I can start pushing to British titles, European titles step by step these fights won’t really mean anything when I am experienced and a champion.

“Johnson has same type of style as Jason; he was a defensive puzzle to unfold but I slowly broke him down and same with Kevin Johnson.

“There are two sides to a fight, the first six and the second six. One way or another they will get broken down whether it is in the first half or second half.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “He was coming off a stress fracture in the back. Kevin Johnson was down to be the next opponent but Anthony has been out for months. He has had ten fights and it was always a race against time to be in Newcastle tonight. He wanted to be here and trained very hard tome come out for Newcastle fans and now we more on to May 30 at The O2. It is a massive fight on a massive bill, and then we want all the big domestic fights.”
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#49
I feel like I've been neglecting Sham and his boy. So here's something for Sham to enjoy:

Klitschko vs Jennings: Bryant – A Lamb To The Slaughter

By Olly Campbell | April 9, 2015 | 23 Comments

Out of curiosity I’m beginning to wonder if there are any boxing fans alive who believe unbeaten American Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10ko) has any more than a snowball’s chance in Hell when he squares off against dominant long time heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53ko) on April 25th at New York’s Madison Square Garden?

The fight will be screened live on HBO in America and Boxnation in the UK, and whilst for all intents and purposes it’s a mismatch, the fact the giant Ukranian is boxing on American soil for the first time in seven long years has stirred up a wealth of intrigue in a fighter who is oft referred to by fans as “boring.”

It’s true that the safety-first style adopted by Klitschko under then trainer Emanuel Steward is not the most visually appealing, yet his last fight, a fifth round knockout of Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev was actually one of his most entertaining of recent times, thus re igniting interest in him Stateside and prompting his HBO television deal.

Talking of fighting in America once more, Klitschko, when interviewed for HBO, said;

“It’s great to be back, and I’m looking forward to my fans from Europe travelling to the entertainment mecca that is Madison Square Garden.”

In the eyes of this writer, it’s no small wonder that Klitschko is full of confidence ahead of this one. Bryant Jennings only began boxing in any capacity six short years ago, enjoying some fleeting amateur success before turning over the following year, in 2010. Evidently carrying a degree of natural talent, he has been good, though not amazing since. His two most notable wins are over Irish based Cuban Mike Perez (SD12) and a stoppage of limited, yet occasionally dangerous Pole Artur Spilka. When you consider Klitschko hasn’t boxed in America for longer than Jennings has even been a pugilist, it certainly starts to sound some alarm bells.

Of his opponent, the affable and ever respectful Wladimir said the following;

“Jennings is going to bring excitement and a lot of energy in the ring. This fight will be nothing but exciting. I can’t make a prediction because every opponent is different. We will see if Jennings can handle the pressure. As Manny Steward used to say, somebody has to fall.”

I can see Jennings having no other option than to get up on his toes and box and move, scoring pot shots as and when he can. Attempting to trade with Klitschko will end in disaster and I’m curious to see how he will attempt to solve the problem of the ram-rod Wladimir jab. It’s a quandary that hasn’t been solved since Lamon Brewster famously stopped Wladimir in 2004, which was the last time Klitschko himself lost a fight.

To say this is a monumental task for the American is putting it politely. I can see no other outcome than a Klitschko stoppage, most probably inside the first half of the fight. He will jab, hold and apply constant pressure. It fatigues all who face him.

I have absolutely no doubt that this fight has come too soon for Jennings, who because of his late entry to the sport, is looking to push on fast. He is already thirty years old, and perhaps taking this pay-day now was wise, as he mightn’t get such a chance again.

What will be of more interest to fans is who is to be Klitschko’s next opponent, the strong favourite being Britains Tyson Fury. The Lancaster-based Brit is mandatory to the WBO belt Wladimir owns. With Deontay Wilder boxing on Showtime in the States, it would seem that Klitschko/Fury is by far the easier to put together in terms of TV than Klitschko/Wilder would be in any event?

Anyway, it’s important not to look too far ahead. This is heavyweight boxing after all and one punch can turn it all around. Despite this, my advice would be to expect another dominant outing from the Ukrainian champion on the 25th, setting up a HUGE fight on HBO and Boxnation later in the year to defend against Tyson Fury.

After that?? Well that is anybody’s guess!
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#50
Well that's mighty nice if you Die and I'm sure it might get some interest from faimoko...haha. but I don't for the life of me see how Tyson Fury gets a crack at the world crown he is the epitome of boring as I see him and his lazy style should see him koed fast if he comes in front of Wlad. Wilder might be dangerous for Wlad and maybe Joshua after he's had a half a dozen more fights up the ladder..
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