Saturday Night Fever Boxing Atom Bombs
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Around the world, Saturday night, March 30, 3019, in the final weekend of March, offered and has resulted in some knockout atomic bombs, and some knockout atom bomb predictions. Here is a colorful sampling of what is, was, and what could be.
From the Seagulls Rugby League Club, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Jason Maloney TKO 5 Cris Paulino, Bantamweights
Maloney retains World Boxing Association Oceania Bantamweight title
Billel Dib TKO 8 Rey Juntilla, Super Featherweight title
From the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland’s 15-0 heavyweight prospect Hemi ‘The Heat’ Ahio won the freak show bout of the night. No knockout, but he did win a unanimous six round decision over a much taller 7’1” Julius ‘The Towering Inferno’ Long, talking 1c3 inches taller, somewhat ridiculous.
From Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic on the Congo
Congo Southpaw 24-2 cruiserweight contender Illunga Makabu is predicted to win by knockout as he fights for the vacant World Boxing Council Silver Cruiserweight title, in the same locale where Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman to regain the world heavyweight title on October 23, 1974, in ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’.
From Gymnase du Port Marchand, Toulouse, France
Toulouse 17-0 French welterweight prospect Jose Gomez is predicted to win by knockout over Nahuel Alberto Galessi, for the vacant International Boxing Federation International Welterweight title.
From One Belpark Mall, Fatmawati, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia southpaw super lightweight Geisler AP is predicted to win by knockout over Thoedsak Sinam of Thailand, for the vacant World Boxing Council Asian Boxing Council Silver Super Lightweight title.
From Padiglione Promo Camera, Sassari, Sardegna, Italy
30-3 Italian cruiserweight champion Salvidore Erittu is predicted to win by knockout over Maurizio Lovaglio, in defense of his Italian cruiserweight title.
From Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Vasco, Spain
European Welterweight champion, 27-0 Kermin Lejarraga, is expected to retain his EBU title by knockout over former WBA World Welterweight champion David Avanesyan of Russia.
From Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Liverpool’s Liam Smith is predicted to win by knockout over Sam Eggington, for the vacant World Boxing Council Silver Super Welterweight title.
In a battle of unbeaten British prospects, Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler is predicted to win by knockout over Scott Fitzgerald in a battle for the vacant World Boxing Association International Supre Welterweight title. Fitzgerald came in overweight at the scales.
Liverpool super welterweight Robbie Davies Jr. is predicted to win by knockout over Joe Hughes. Davies holds the BBBof C British Supcer Welterweight title, while Hughes holds the EBU European Super Welterweight title. Both titles will be on the line here.
Birmingham 15-0 British heavyweight prospect Kash Ali is predicted to knockout faded onetime contender David Price and end his career.
Liverpool super lightweight Tom Farrell is expected to knock out London’s Philip Bowes and win his Commonwealth British Empire Super Lightweight title.
From 2300 Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oleksandr ‘The Nail’ Gvozdyk of by knockout over tough veteran Doudou Ngumbu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
15-0 Malaysian welterweight prospect Kudratillo Abdukakhorov is predicted to win by knockout in the late rounds over Keita Obara of Tokyo, Japan, the WBO Asia Pacific champion. Sparks will fly in this affair, and Obara, with 18 knockouts in 20 wins, is likely to go for broke. If Obara decks Kudratillo, an unlikely scenario, the outcome could switch.
From Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California
World Boxing Organization World Light Flyweight champion Angel Acosta of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who has 19 knockouts in 19 wins, is predicted to win by knockout over Mexico City’ Mexico southpaw 35-8 Ganigan Lopez, the former WBC World Light Flyweight champion.
21-0 Los Angeles, California featherweight prospect Joel Gonzalez is predicted to win by knockout over 26-7-c2 Mexico City, Mexico southpaw Rodrigo Guerrero in defense of the regional WBO NABO Featherweight title.
From the PAL Center is Hockessin, Delaware
10-0-1 welterweight prospect Ismael Garcia of Vineland, New Jersey, is predicted to knock out 23-8-2Tanzanian veteran Fabian Lyimo. What’s weird is if Lyimo, who knocked out three consecutive opponents in 2017, loses to Garcia, his last four losses will have been to opponents with a combined 49-0-1 record. Lyimo, who will not get the cards, will likely make it interesting by swinging away to try to get lucky with no defense, even if he get knocked out in the process.
From The Grand Theatre in Albany, Indiana
30-0-1 welterweight contender Dusty Harrison of Washington, D.C., the former USBA champion, is predicted to win by knockout over tough journeyman Bruce Rumboltz of Sterling, Illinois, who will be fighting his fiftieth pro fight, and could take Harrison into the fifth round or later before he goes.