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Tony “Superbad” Harrison joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his next fight against Sergey Rabchenko on July 30 at The Barclays Center.Harrison gives us an update on training camp as well as a scouting report on Rabchenko.With the fight being an IBF Title Eliminator and the winner facing the likely Charlo vs JRock winner, Harrison talks about that fight and the red hot competition in the jr middleweight division.

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WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss his upcoming fight in Russia against Alexander Povetkin.Wilder talks about the pro’s and con’s of fighting in Russia and holds nothing back as far as concerns and benefits of a win there.We break down the fight with Deontay and compare it to when Povetkin faced another tall heavyweight with reach and power..Wladimir Klitschko.We get honest opinions from Wilder about getting a fair decision,PED issues in Russia and what’s next after a victory.

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The Alphabet Title Organizations strike again by Hector Franco

The Alphabet Title Organizations strike again


Once again in the sport of boxing the sanctioning bodies that govern over the boxing landscape have brought on some new developments in the sport. The IBF recently stripped newly crowned heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of his title. The IBF in this regard may have acted hastily and far too quickly as Fury just won the title. The belt was taken away over a mandatory for the title. Klitschko had been the IBF champion for years and wanted a rematch with Fury making this move by the IBF even more perplexing. It was disrespectful to Fury and Klitschko. Couldn’t the IBF allow their former reigning champion a rematch rather than give in to a mandatory? It didn’t make much sense. Regardless of this development it is Tyson Fury who is the undisputed heavyweight champion regardless of the titles. The contenders to his throne are plentiful now and should give fans many intriguing match ups in the future.

In other sanctioning body news this week we found out that the WBC has helped forego a deal with K2 and Golden Boy promotions prompting a negotiation between the two parties after the two face off in two bout in the first half of 2016. Now there is no guarantee that Canelo Alvarez could just change his mind and drop the title after he faces an opponent in May of this year. On the positive the fact that K2 and Golden Boy are communicating with each other to make the bout take place is a good sign. This left many with more questions than answers.

Now that Floyd Mayweather has retired he has left open his dates in May and September. Alvarez is the ideal fighter to take over these dates, however does this mean that at 25 years old, Alvarez will fight just twice a year? In this era this is the norm, but having such a young fighter just perform twice a year seems like a wasted opportunity to expand his fan base. It is also unknown where Canelo will go for an opponent in his next bout and at what weight it will take place. Canelo may be doing himself a disservice by continuing to fight at 155 as his body will keep growing and filling out. He may find himself in a position where he fights at 155 again and has trouble with his opponent leading him to lose his momentum going into a bout with Golovkin. It would be to Canelo’s benefit to fight at 160 not only for the sake of saving himself from being weight drained, but to acclimate himself better if he chooses to face off with Golovkin.

The truth of the matter is that the sanctioning bodies do at times make outrageous decisions, but they do matter. The organizations you could argue have less blood on their hands than the networks and promoters when it comes to stopping fights that the fans wanted to see. For a fighter like Canelo the organizations don’t matter as he can still go out and sell out an arena in Texas or Mexico against almost any opponent. For most fighters the belts give them opportunities to be featured on television and have higher purses for fights. With Alvarez it will be up to him to make the WBC title he currently holds at middleweight matter in terms of legacy. What Canelo chooses to do with this title will show if he is a fighter about money or legacy.


Team LeftJab’s Hector Franco with Keith “One Time” Thurman

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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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Return of the Cobra?

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Upon announcing his retirement in July of this year Carl Froch admitted that the desire had gone, that there were no fights left to motive him. After his dream of fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr under the bright lights of Vegas collapsed as the latter was stopped inside nine by Andrzej Fonfara. Froch hung up the gloves after destroying domestic rival George Groves in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium and took up a punditry position with Sky Sports here in the UK. 


However the emergence of IBF and WBA champ Gennady Golovkin widely regarded by many as the pound for pound number one has prompted the Nottingham puncher to claim that the Kazakh has given him “the itch to get back into the ring”. GGG carries an impressive 34-0 record with a devastating 31 knockouts halting his last 21 opponents mostly recently IBF king David Lemieux inside eight. Froch a warrior known to never shy away from a fight taking on some of the worlds best in Mikkel Kessler, Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham to name a few has stated that a UK stadium fight possibly Wembley or Las Vegas as two potential venues for what would be one of the biggest fights in the sweet science.

The fight would be an intriguing one as the Cobra who has never been stopped in the professional ranks meets a fighter who no one to date as been able to hear the final bell against him in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds. It is believed that informal negotiations have begun between Froch and K2 promotions (Golovkin’s handlers) in Düsseldorf where GGG was ringside and Carl was working for Sky Sports where he chatted with Tom Loeffler, CEO of K2 Promotions which the fight possibly happening as a catchweight contest.

If the Briton was to return the ring it seems that the Golovkin fight is the only contest that reignites his desire to return to the squared circle as when asked about the possibility of meeting fellow countryman and current IBF champ James DeGale, Froch claims that its a fight that would be “too easy” for him adding that it is not a fight DeGale wants as he has stated in recent interviews that Froch is retired and should stay retired, the cobra seems to interpret this as a unwillingness on the formers part to take the fight.

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Sartonk’s Edward Majian joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss among other things, the debate that never dies in boxing..are there too many world titles.Majian breaks down the reasons for having these numerous world titles and what they mean to the fighters and the history of the sport.Majian also talks about the WBA Commisioned “Man Of Triumph” Bronze sculpture that was awarded to Floyd Mayweather after he defeated Manny Pacquiao.Edward tells us about the Trophy and if we will see it awarded in a fight anytime soon.



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Sartonk President & CEO Edward Majian joins Team LeftJab Boxing Radio to discuss the launch of their new apparel line called Honor Your Champion.Majian gives the details on the launch of the line and the philosophy behind it.We also talk about the history of Sartonk belts dating back to the 70’s and how they have revolutionized the belt look over the years.Majian talks about Sartonk being recognized as the only real world titles used by the federations and how the knockoff, fake belt companies affect the legacy of the sport and his company.

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Dr Uppercut’s Old School Rankings
   With people jumping between weight classes just to cherry pick opposition, let’s imagine we had our old weight classes back and what the rankings might look like.
Obviously Heavyweight would be close to the same so I used the rankings from our friends at the TBRB as a base.I added Huck and Hernandez to the end but didn’t see the cruiserweights being able to do big things in this division, or be able to move down to 175 very well, they are definitely the odd division out in this experiment.
Heavyweight (No Limit)
Champion Wladimir Klitschko
1 Kubrat Pulev
2 Alexander Povetkin
3 Tomasz Adamek
4 Tyson Fury
5 Tony Thompson
6 Bermane Stiverne
7 Robert Helenius
8 Cristobal Arreola
9 Marco Huck
10 Yoan Pablo Hernandez
Light Heavyweight (175 lbs.)
So now we drop to 175, leaving out an exciting cruiserweight division…it’s hard for some of these guys to crack the heavyweights and let’s see cruiserweights will drop into our LightHeavyweight division, as well as which super middleweights could jump up
Champion Adonis Stevensen
1. Andre Ward
2. Sergey Kovalev
3. Carl Froch
4. Bernard Hopkins
5. Jean Pascal
6. Chad Dawson
7. Beibut Shumenov
8. Mikkel Kessler
9. Lucian Bute
10. George Groves
This is where it really gets fun…the 130-168 is flush with talent and could really benefit from less weight classes…take a look at these stacked divisions…
Middleweight (160 lbs.)
Champion Sergio Martinez
1. Gennady Golovkin
2. Peter Quillin
3. Erislandy Lara
4. Saul Alvarez
5. Felix Sturm
6. Carlos Molina
7. Darren Barker
8. Daniel Geale
9. Miguel Cotto
10. James Kirkland
Welterweight (147 lbs.)
Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Tim Bradley
3. Danny Garcia
4. Juan Manuel Marquez
5. Ruslan Provodnikov
6. Marcos Maidana
7. Keith Thurman
8. Robert Guerrero
9. Brandon Rios
10. Paul Malignaggi
Lightweight (135 lbs.)
Champion Vacant
1. Mickey Garcia
2. Richar Abril
3. Takashi Uchiyama
4. Raymundo Beltran
5. Ricky Burns
6. Antonio DeMarco
7. Terence Crawford
8. Yuriorkis Gamboa
9. Sharif Bogere
10. Omar Figueroa
Wow that lightweight division is stacked!! This could be so much fun!!
Featherweight (126 lbs.)
Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux
1. Leo Santa Cruz
2. Johnny Gonzalez
3. Abner Mares
4. Nonito Donaire
5. Carl Frampton
6. Kiko Martinez
7. Orlando Salido
8. Simpewe Vetyeka
9. Vic Darchinyan
10. Eveny Gradovich
Featherweight is awesome now too…is there really a difference between 122 and 126, or just more sanctioning fees??!!
Bantamweight (118 lbs.)
Champion Vacant
1 Shinsuke Yamanaka
2 Anselmo Moreno
3 Koki Kameda
4 Hugo Ruiz
5 Jamie McDonnell
6. Omar Narvaez
7. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
8. Liborio Solis
9. Zolani Tete
10.Kohei Kono
FLYWEIGHT (112 lbs.)
Champion Akira Yaegashi
1 Juan Francisco Estrada
2 Brian Viloria
3 Edgar Sosa
4 Juan Carlos Reveco
5 Giovani Segura
6 Toshiyuki Igarashi
7 Roman Gonzalez
8 Milan Melindo
9 Hernan Marquez
10 Luis Concepcion
Ok so as we got to the lower divisions my knowledge got lessened so I just copied the rankings. This is where he I was a promotion company I would take a page from WWE and just have a champion for my own organization. Nobody takes the alphabet soup organizational titles seriously anyway so you might as well have a champion for your company and leave the absurd rankings and sanctioning fees behind…just be sure to have only 8 weight classes, a Top Rank champion and a Golden Boy champion for each division. Anyways this is just me having fun and speculating. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know your thoughts!!
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