UCN Week in Review – Canelo’s Body Shots
The week started at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, home of 1980s Showtime Lakers, with a great brawl, memorialized by the Undisputed Champion Network (thank you HBO Sports), between Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Carlos Cuadras, as Chocolatito won a title in his 4th division.
— Fighters Land (@Fighters_Land) September 16, 2016
The week concluded at the home of the 2010s Showtime Owner and home of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry’s World, where Canelo Alvarez dismantled Liam Smith in front of 51,240 and took Smith’s WBO junior middleweight belt back to Mexico. Canelo’s body shots wrecked Smith from the opening bell and opened up a steady stream of uppercuts until a stunning left hook to the body put the game Brit down for good in the 9th round.
— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) September 18, 2016
— MonsterBueno8Dirty1 (@Bueno831) September 18, 2016
Although the undercard impressed no one, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promotor Tom Loeffler gave Canelo a thumbs up for saving the night…
Nice KO, Canelo looked GGGreat tonight! #CaneloSmith
— Tom Loeffler (@TomLoeffler1) September 18, 2016
That, however, was before Canelo claimed #TeamGGG is ducking him.
— GoldenBoyPromotions (@GoldenBoyBoxing) September 18, 2016
Ah, boxing, you are awesome. Another week in the books, here is the best that was at the Undisputed Champion Network.
Articles of the Week
Outside the ropes: Sept. 17, 2016 – Boxing Don Dinkins had to change his shorts “TWICE” he was so excited about last weekend’s boxing action.
Aftermath: On Golovkin-Brook and Gonzalez-Cuadras – Jimmy Tobin looks back at HBO’s day-night double header with some unique takes on both fights.
Messing with Texas again – Steve Kim spends the week in JerryWorld and lives to talk about it.
Ready for some NFL in your boxing – Marty Mulcahey on the latest NFL retread to step into the boxing ring, the undefeated former Vikings D-lineman Ray Edwards.
Will Oleksandr Usyk break Evander Holyfield’s record? – Rian Scalia, a Canadian with mad international and amateur knowledge previewed Usyk’s unanimous decision to become the WBO cruiserweight strap holder.
Videos of the Week
Fight Night: Chocolatito vs Cuadras (UCN Exclusive)
10 Count – GGG TKO5 Kell Brook Review
10 Count – Chocolatito UD12 Cuadras Review
10 Count – Canelo vs. “Beefy” Smith Preview
Tweets of the Week
— cup gang (@emmanuelCI427) September 16, 2016
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) September 17, 2016
— Tom Gray (@Tom_Gray_Boxing) September 17, 2016
— John Lepak (@Lightning_JL) September 15, 2016
QUOTE: Ricky Hatton on Golovkin: “The guys an animal, if you found him in bed with ya missus…you’d tuck him in!” pic.twitter.com/5FWCMEtA7s
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) September 13, 2016