UCN Week in Review – HBO Day-Night Doubleheader
After another quiet summer, boxing is back with a vengeance. HBO opened an action packed rest of the year with a day-night doubleheader headlined by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin heading to London to take on Kell Brook and his giant balls in front of a sold out O2 Arena filled with some of the world’s most intense fight freaks.
GGG did what he does – he got hit hard, moved forward, and broke Kell’s face until the corner had to step in and stop the fight. This uppercut in Round 1:
— Jav☊ (@Jeddi2Jav) September 11, 2016
Eye sockets are not supposed to look like hearts and with his broken, Brook was seeing “five Golovkins” and notwithstanding his corner’s sound advice to hit the one middle, I think we can all agree that one Golovkin is enough.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) September 11, 2016
Have to give it up to UCN’s Michael Baca in hopes that he hit the “corner stoppage” prop bet for #GGGBrook.
I’ll be watching Golovkin-Brook at The Forum today. Prediction: 1st body shot Kell feels, ruins him. Middle rounds, corner stoppage. #boxing
— Write on the Button (@mikebaca2) September 10, 2016
Soon day turned into night in Los Angeles and The Forum played host to the second half of the doubleheader. Yoshihiro Kamegai got his revenge from a previous draw against Jesus Soto Karass when Karass’ corner stopped the bout after the eighth round. It set the stage for an electric atmosphere at The Forum as the Mexican and Nicaraguan contingents went back and forth in supporting their respective countrymen Carlos Cuadras and Roman Gonzalez.
An amazing 12-rounds of action from some of the baddest little men on the planet as RingTV’s Doug Fischer and UCN 10-Count contributor summed up the “Chocolatito” unanimous decision best.
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) September 11, 2016
On this Saturday in September, we came for some boxing matches and left watching some street fights.
— Write on the Button (@mikebaca2) September 11, 2016
Before getting to the best of the week at UCN, a nod to this the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attack. I was in the government that day across the Potomac and with a bird’s eye view of the Pentagon from the 8th floor of the Chairman’s office of the FCC. To the Bravest and the Finest that ran into the gates of hell that day, thank you.
Articles of the Week
The Square Jungle: One Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook – Carlos Acevedo steps into the fray with his latest edition of the best column in boxing praising Kell Brook’s manhood in stepping in to fight GGG.
Abel Sanchez shoots from the hip – Steve Kim catches up with Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez about Canelo, and taking GGG overseas.
Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon: Rest in peace, champion – Bill Tibbs celebrities the life and career of “west coast warrior” and former WBC featherweight and super featherweight champion who passed away this week at 64. Rest in Peace.
The Pupil List: 10 best boxing movies – Marty Mulcahey is back with his latest edition of The Pugil List – this time a much talked about list of the best boxing movies of all time.
Rudy Hernandez: A familiar face in the opposite corner – Steve Kim on trainer Rudy Hernandez who has been in Chocolatito’s corner in the past, but sat in the opposite corner last night supporting Cuadras in a very game defeat.
Videos of the Week
10 Count on HBO Doubleheader
K9 with Bob Arum
Baca Interviews Jesse Vargas
Gonzalez-Cuadras Open Workout