UCN Week in Review – RIP Joe Chavez

Another week in the books at the Undisputed Champion Network.  A quiet week in boxing saw the passing of a fixture in the LA boxing scene, cutman Joe Chavez.  Joe’s substantial impact on the sport was chronicled in Steve Kim’s profile, Goodbye, Joe Chavez.  You’ll be missed.

 

Last night, the Premier Boxing Champions featured a main event in which a union working underdog Long Islander (Joe Smith Jr.) beat the man (The Polish Prince Andrzej Fonfara) who beat the man (Julio Cesar Chavez Jr) who must make his father proud this Father’s Day.

 

 

Meanwhile, K9 announced the addition of some new, regular scribes to the already formidable lineup at UCN.  In his opening words for UCN, new columnist, and longtime friend of heavyweight champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Boxing Don Dinkins writes that Felix Verdejo “started out like he was double-parked” in his “ass-whippin'” of Juan Jose Martinez last weekend, all while labeling Roy Jones Jr. as “Rip Van Winkle”.  

 

 

And as far as we can tell, you are happy “The President” Andrew Kennedy is stepping off of The Soapbox and into a regular read. This is going to be fun.

 

 

 

And it is just like The President to wish middleweight champion of the world Gennady “GGG” Golovkin a Happy Father’s Day.

 

 

Here is the week that was in words and video:

 

Articles of the Week

A ghost orbiting forever:  On Muhammad Ali – The Square Jungle contributor to UCN (and editor of The Cruelest Sport), Carlos Acevedo, on the complex life and times of “The Greatest”.

Outside the ropes – He is new to UCN.  He is Boxing Don Dinkins (no relation to David).  Quotes like this: “Now I’m not comparing Seth to Deontay; hell, they might not even be the same gender,” make The Don your new must read.

Flipping out over Vasyl Lomachenko – Steve Kim on Bob Arum’s two-time, two-weightclass champion’s latest conquest.

Aftermath: On Vasyl Lomachenko and Felix Verdejo – Jimmy Tobin steps into the ring to offer thoughts on two young, rising stars.

Drifting: Andrzej Fonfara – Joe Smith Jr. on NBC – Michael Baca previewed the #PBConNBC card and foreshadowed just how useless The Polish Prince is today.

 

Videos of the Week

10 Count on GGG’s Future

 
10 Count on Anthony Joshua

 

 

Fight Photos of the Week

Remembering Joe Chavez

 

Photo credit: German Villasenor

Photo credit: German Villasenor

 

 

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

 

 

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

 

 

Photo credit: German Villasenor

Photo credit: German Villasenor

 

 

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

Photo Credit: German Villasenor

 

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