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REAL COMBAT MEDIA WEEKLY BOXING REPORT – “Split Decision Edition“

Zo-Crooks

By Zo Crooks,Real Combat Media Chicago Boxing Correspondent

 

Welcome to another weekly edition of Real Combat Media Boxing Weekly Report  “Split Decison” Edition.  I try to give you a thorough recap every week on what’s going on the boxing world.  This week’s fight recaps of Antonio Tarver vs. Steve Cunningham, Marco Huck current situation, the return of Lucian Bute and Roy Jones putting in work at 46.  We will also get you caught up on the latest news on Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero, Deontay Wilder, and much more.

 

Damn homie, in Germany you were the man homie!  Marco Huck made his U.S. debut Friday night as he took on undefeated, hard hitting southpaw Krzysztof Glowacki of Poland.  I don’t know if this was the coming out party in the States that Huck wanted.   Huck was looking to set the Cruiserweight title defense record of 14 on the PBC Card on Spike TV.  Huck was tied with Johnny Nelson of England at 13 straight.  Glowacki, the mandatory for this fight, had other plans though.  It was obvious in the first round that Glowacki came to fight as he rocked Huck with a hard right, stunning dude right before the end of the round.  Huck came back strong though, dropping Glowacki in the 6th round with a left hook.  Glowacki got up and fought back hard.  Huck was in control of the fight until the 11th round when he got caught with a left hook then a straight right that sent him down for the first time in his career.  Huck beat the count but Glowacki was on that ass immediately as he beat Huck through the ropes forcing the ref to wave it off with around 11 seconds left in the round.  Huck was ahead on the all of the judge’s card before he got stopped.

 

Antonio Tarver took on Steve Cunningham in the main event on the PBC Card on Spike TV.  The 46 year old Tarver is still chasing a heavyweight title to add to his collection.  The former light heavyweight champion fought Cunningham  to a draw.  Tarver can still crack though.  Cunningham threw more punches but Tarver landed the more clean effective ones.  Tarver slightly rocked Cunningham a couple of times in the fight, more notably in the 9th round.  Tarver said he hurt his hand in the second round but you could hardly tell.  Cunningham who is normally on the wrong side of a decision was coming in behind that stiff jab of his, but Tarver showed some savvy at times to avoid Cunningham’s punches and land some hard counters of his own.  I gave the edge to Tarver in the fight.  In my opinion he pulled it out by a round or two.  I hope this sets up a title shot for him because at 46 he isn’t getting any younger and he showed that he has something left in the tank.

 

Is Poland in the house???  Following up fellow Polish Glowacki’s KO of Huck and Tarver/Cunningham draw, my man Artur Szpilka of Poland took on Yasmany Consuerga of  Cuba in the final Heavyweight bout on the PBC Card Friday night.  As usual Szpilka made it a short night with a TKO victory in round 2 of the bout.  Consuerga complained of an injured knee after being dropped in the second.  At least he finished the round and made it back to the corner where the referee waved off the fight.  This is Szpilka’s fourth win in a row following a loss to Bryant Jennings in January of 2014.  Szpilka is trained by the legendary Ronnie Shields out of Houston.

 

Lucian Bute was back in the ring Saturday night on the PBC Card on NBCSN.  It’s been a minute, actually 19 months, since we last seen Bute.  This is his first fight since suffering a loss to fellow Canadian Jean Pascal.  The former middleweight champ made #ezwork of Italian Andrea Di Luisa.  It took Bute a couple of rounds to shake off the rust but by the third round he was straight.  The southpaw Bute established his jab in the round and increased the pressure going forward.  Di Luisa was a live dog though, throwing punches all kind of punches.  Bute finally landed a left that rocked the hell out of Di Luisa sending him down.  He beat the count, barely, but it was over after that.  This is the kind of tune up fight that Bute needed to shake off the rust.

 

Y’all must’ve forgot!!!!  Roy Jones was back in the ring on Knockout series for NUVOtv.  RJJ took on Eric Watkins in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  He showed some flashes of old with the body work he put in early and the left hook he connected with to end it in the sixth round.  Of course at 46 years of age this isn’t the same RJJ that was once the best fighter in the world hands down.  I hate to see the criticism of the future HOFer.  As long as he feels that he still got it, then let that man be.  Don’t trip if you look up and see him in a title fight….y’all must’ve forgot!!!!

 

Floyd Money Mayweather and Andre Berto weighed in…the thirty day weigh in results are as follows:  Money weighed in at 149.8 lbs and Berto weighed in at 155 lbs.  Both fighters are on target for their September 12th showdown on Showtime PPV.

 

WORD IZ….this section is new to the platform.  Just a series of talks floating around the boxing world that I want to share with you.

 

Miguel Cotto is set to receive $30+million and Saul Canelo Alvarez is set to receive $10+million for their HBO PPV showdown scheduled for  November 21st.  Cotto has a promotional three fight agreement with Roc Nation which should allow him to line them pockets!  This is the biggest payday for both fighters I believe.  The fight will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas.  I think it will do close to a couple of million buys if not more.  Mexico vs Puerto Rico is always huge!

 

Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero?  I heard this flying around the boxing community.  I have to check a couple of sources to see if this is true.  Intriguing matchup to say the least.  Both haven’t totally looked their best in recent fights but Garcia made his welterweight debut recently against Paulie Malignaggi and he look better at welterweight.  As soon as I know I will send out a tweet on that.

 

Deontay Wilder is set to return to defend his WBC Heavyweight title against who???  The Alabama Athletic Commission has confirmed that Wilder will make his title defense against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas.  The unknown Duhaupas is coming off the biggest win of his career against top ten heavyweight Manual Carr in April.  It will be Wilder’s second straight fight in Alabama after defeating Eric Molina in June.

 

Peter Quillin and Danny Jacobs will be squaring off on December 5th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn according to news from Dan Rafael of ESPN.  First WBO middleweight champion Quillin must win his tune up fight against Michael Zerafa on September 12 on PBC on NBC.  Jacobs, WBA “regular” champion, will be fighting a live dog in Quillen.  I hope this gets takes place!

 

Manny Pacquiao on that bullsh## again!!!!  Come dog…no rehab or doctor’s visits after having shoulder surgery!  Reports are flying that Pacquiao went swimming in salt water to heal his injured shoulder.  Word iz is that he relied on GOD and salt water.  Kobe Bryant suffered the same injury.  Maybe he need to try that shit and see what happens…lol.  Pacquiao might be on to something!!! Or NOT!!!!

 

 

Anyway that’s my time for this week’s edition of “Split Decision”.  Please email questions or comments to Zocrooks@realcombatmedia.com or tweet me @Zomanystylez.  Thanks for tuning in ….Holla!

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