Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jhonatan Romero Thoroughly Dominates Efrain Esquivias, Roman Morales Outworks Jonathan Arellano

Photo: Showtime

This week's ShoBox action from Chumash Casino wound up being about as thrilling as its brief footnote in our man Alex McClintock's boxing schedule suggested -- that is to say, not all that thrilling, as two unbeaten fighters staved off blemishes on their records by relatively wide scores, and without much competitive action. 

In the main event, former Colombian Olympian Jhonatan Romero took Efrain Esquivias to school so thoroughly it almost hurt to watch, and Roman Morales decisioned Jonathan Arellano quite easily despite tasting canvas early. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Brutalizes Josesito Lopez

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

LAS VEGAS -- Despite the ribbing and teasing about the veracity of an announced sell out , most seats were occupied and spectators witnessed a nice night of fights courtesy of Showtime and Golden Boy Promotions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight. But the man who drove the attendance up and raised volume in the arena to a deafening hum was Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who scored a 5th round technical knockout over Josesito Lopez after delivering a thorough beating. 

It's not that Josesito Lopez' stock plummeted following the loss, he showed exactly why there was a solid contingent cheering for him against the visibly larger man, but it wasn't his night -- nor his weight class.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Listen Up, Boxing History Junkies...

Ticket stub for the postponed and displaced 8th match between lightweight champion Benny Leonard and the "Scotch Wop" Johnny Dundee, which was prohibited in New Haven by police, then moved to Newark, then Jersey City.

For those interested in boxing history and random boxing trivia (and if you're reading Beloved Onslaught in the first place, you probably are), please check out pages I've set up on both Twitter (@BoxingHistory) and Facebook (Boxing History) dedicated solely to that type of stuff. 

If me personally recommending other pages I run isn't quite enough to convince you, here are screenshots of both, so you can get an idea: 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jonathan Gonzalez And Serhiy Dzinziruk Trudge To A Draw

Photo: Proksa (Left), Golovkin (Right); Banner Promotions/K2 Promotions

From Turning Stone Resort & Casino in fair Verona, New York, junior middleweight Serhiy "The Razor" Dzinziruk and Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez trudged their way through 12 rounds to a split draw in a bout that saw neither fighter raise their stock much. 

It's not clear what exactly fans expected from the bout, as neither man is all that well-known in the U.S., but even low expectations might not have been met by the muddy and frustrating action. 

As is often the case between two solid amateurs polished by experience, round 1 was slow and likely could have gone either way, but the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds were tilting in Dzinziruk's direction slowly, one jab to the body and strafing southpaw right hook at a time. It wasn't remotely a brisk pace, but it worked for Serhiy, and Gonzalez skipping to his lou wasn't doing much to punctuate his weight advantage. 

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