Rocky Fielding towered over Canelo Alvarez during the photo shoots, but looked considerably shorter when he was on a knee, recovering from any of three devastating body shots he suffered in a short fight at Madison Square Garden.
Expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti discuss Canelo’s easy victory in a stay-busy fight and analyze undercard winners Tevin Farmer, Ryan Garcia, Tevin Farmer, Sadam Ali, and Katie Taylor on this week’s show.
They tell you whether Jermall Charlo might have a tougher challenge ahead in Matt Korobov, a likely last-minute replacement for Willie Monroe Jr., who failed a VADA test on Saturday.
They also break down Gervonta Davis’ Feb. 9 showdown with Abner Mares, discuss The Sweet Science’s pick for Fighter of the Year (Oleksandr Usyk) and Trainer of the Year (Anatoly Lomachenko), and tell you whether Gilberto Ramirez (39-0) is the real deal or fool’s gold.
Then we talk to Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk, of Belarus, who makes his first-ever appearance on an English-language boxing broadcast to discuss life in America and his upcoming showdown with undefeated Josh Taylor in the semifinals of the WBSS super lightweight tournament.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.
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