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DR UPPERCUT’S 5 PUNCH COMBO- JOSHUA,SAUNDERS,PBC,ORTIZ

  Dr Uppercut’s 5 Punch Combo

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1. Anthony Joshua continues his March to Stardom
In a step up bout, Anthony Joshua took on Dillon Whyte and finally was tested and faced some adversity in the pro ranks. Joshua, with his chiseled muscular frame, seems to be destined for the top of the division. I think this was a great step up for him as Whyte was able to rough him up and make things uncomfortable for the British standout before Joshua took over and got the KO. One thing that is worrisome about Joshua is he looks stiff at times and I think his kryptonite will be a fluid boxer who uses movement well. Fortunately for Joshua that is very rare amongst the current crop of heavyweights. Although it is his calling card, I worry that his muscular frame is hard to carry for 12 rounds and decreases flexibility. Maybe he can get Kovalev’s pilates coach to work with him! I still think Joshua is the future of the heavyweight division as he has the talent and personality to be a champion and a draw.
2. Jennings vs Ortiz
Speaking of fluid heavyweights that use movement Bryant Jennings suffered a KO loss to a finally tested Luis Ortiz. Ortiz had looked great against low level competition thus far, and had served a steroid suspension, leading him to have his first high level bout at the age of 36, and did he deliver! Showing devastating power he dispatched a man who just went 12 rounds with Wladimir Klitschko. After a back and forth beginning to the fight, Ortiz displayed the calling card of the heavyweight division…power. After a brutal first knockdown, which was an amazing punch and even more amazing that Jennings got up, Ortiz scored a 7th round TKO which announced to a heavyweight division there is a new player to be reckoned with. In the last month, the heavyweights have gone from being a lackluster division to one holding some of the most exciting possible matchups in boxing. We can only hope that Fury, Wilder, Ortiz, Povetkin, and Joshua fight each other and return the weight class to its former glory.
3. PBC On Spike
The best thing about the PBC experiment has been the programming it has provided Spike. This week was no different as Rances Barthelemy and Denis Shafikov squared off in a bout that was much closer than the judges scored it. In a close fight Barthelemy eschewed his reach advantage and the two moved inside to trade shots for 12 rounds. The only bad thing about this fight was the judging which woefully ignored Shafikov’s effort and turned in a lopsided scorecards in favor of Barthelemy. On the undercard there was a solid prospect bout as Chris Pearson suffered his first loss to Eric Walker in an exciting slugfest that featured plenty of back and forth action. Walker rightfully got the decision in this 8 round bout, but Pearson has nothing to be ashamed of. I think his career will be better served by taking this tough matchup and in spite of the loss he is better off testing himself now rather than padding his record with soft touches. This card joins other notable Spike t.v. bouts such as Dirrel~Jack, Rodriguez~Seals, Kono~Kameda, Cleverly~Fonfara, and of course Glowacki~Huck. Right now Spike t.v. is the best part of PBC.
4. Lee vs Saunders
Other than a rough and tumble 3rd round this was a tentative fight fight marred by mutual respect. With both men wary of the other’s power this fight slowed to a crawl and became a lackluster affair with many slow rounds that could of gone either way. I thought Saunders best chance would be to catch and counter Lee yet he seemed to do better when he lead the action and was first with the jab. But he seemed to be content with scoring with the jab and rarely used it to set up power punches. Saunders double jab worked well but that was about it as, excepting the third round, he was never able to land his cross or hook to really batter Lee. Lee was tentative at well and never seemed to force the right hook that he is so renowned for. After suffering 2 knockdowns in the third he was fierce for the rest of the round, controlled the fourth round and then his intensity fizzled. He seemed content to trade jabs with the defensively responsible Saunders and never really pressed the issue and imposed his style of fight on the challenger. The result was a lackluster performance in an ever evolving middleweight division.
5.  2015
How would you rate 2015 as a whole? I have mixed feelings and I go back and forth. This is the year that finally gave us Mayweather~Pacquiao, as well as Cotto~Canelo, Klitschko~Fury, Matthysse~Provodnikov, Mares~Santa Cruz, Hopkins~Kovalev, GGG~Lemieux, and Broner~Porter. But it also seemed to be a year in which many young stars had their careers stagnate. Fighters such as Keith Thurman(don’t tell me Robert Guerrero in 2015 is a good win), Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Andre Ward, and Terence Crawford didn’t have a meaningful match that tested or displayed their skills and ability. Many others such as Porter and Santa Cruz got big wins and failed to capitalize on the momentum at all. Santa Cruz~Mares was at the end of August and we haven’t heard anything for the future for either guy. These layoffs in the prime of their careers are what’s preventing boxers from becoming big stars. So while 2015 had it’s share of great matches, it also featured some of the reasons boxing is struggling to capture mainstream attention. But as a hardcore boxing fan I’ll take what I can get and look forward to 2016.
Parting shot
It seems Al Haymon is an avid reader of the 5 Punch Combo because Porter Thurman is rumored to be happening in February 2016…Al, make it happen!
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THOMAS LAMANNA TALKS CLARIDGE WIN,SEES JACOBS VS DOUGLAS NEXT ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his last win at The Claridge Casino and what 2016 looks like for him.We also get Cornflake’s thoughts on Daniel Jacobs big win over Peter Quillin as well as Danny Garcia facing Robert Guerrero,Fury stripped of the IBF title and BY Jennings’ next fight.

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ADAM KOWNACKI TALKS BARCLAYS WIN,HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Adam “Babyface” Kownacki joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his win llast week at The Barclays Center which brought his record to a still undefeated 9-0.Kownacki also gives his opinion on the Heavyweight division including Deontay Wilder,Bryant Jennings,Anthony Joshua,Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

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THOMAS LAMANNA TALKS NEXT FIGHT,MALIGNAGGI RETURN & MANSOUR/DAWEJKO ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO


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Thomas ” Cornflake” Lamanna joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his next fight which will be on July 25 in Cornflake’s hometown of Millsville,NJ.Lamanna who is close to the Philly boxing scene also breaks down the heavyweight fight from last week that saw Amer Mansour get a decision win over Joey Dawejko as well as his thoughts on the aftermath of Floyd Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao.In addition, Cornflake weighs in on Bryant Jennings performance against Wladimir Klitschko,Amir Khan taking on Chris Algier and the return of Paulie Malignaggi May 29 at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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ZACH COOPER GIVES PREDICTIONS ON NBC FIGHTS ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Zach Zip Em Up Cooper joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss the latest in the world of boxing.Cooper gives his thoughts on the ongoing negotiations/drama surrounding the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight.We also get Zach’s predictions for Bryant Jennings vs Wladimir Klitschko as well as his thoughts on Deontay Wilder’s title win.Finally we break down the big NBC fight coming up including Molina/Broner,Lee,Quillin,Thurman/Guerre­ro & Garcia/Peters

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JARRELL BIG BABY MILLER BREAKS DOWN HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to talk about his recent win and the heavyweight division.We get Miller’s thoughts on Deontay Wilder’s WBC title win over Bermane Stiverne and how he fares against the rest of the division.From Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings to Tyson Fury & Shannon Briggs, Miller holds nothing back.

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THOMAS CORNFLAKE LAMANNA TALKS JENNINGS VS KLITSCHKO & MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO ON TEAM LEFTJAB BOXING RADIO

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Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss what he has coming up next and give his thoughts on the latest news in the world of boxing.Lamanna gives his thoughts on everything from the Mayweather/Pacquiao/Cotto rumors to Deontay Wilder becoming the new WBC Heavyweight Champion.Lamanna also gives a bold prediction for the upcoming World Title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant “By-By” Jennings at MSG in April.

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