Nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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He looks to conquer the middleweight division and shake up the boxing world, the question is can he do it? Can he do what no other fighter has been able to do? Can he become the new face of Great Britain and their new champion? Only time will tell.

Live from the O2 arena in London, Kell Brook is going to try and do what no one has been able to do and beat the great GGG. He’s not trying to just survive the power punching of GGG he’s trying to beat GGG and do it in fashion. With both fighters looking to keep their perfect records they will have to come into tonights fight fully focused and no distractions. Kell Brook must be willing to out smart and out work GGG and fight the perfect fight. He must confuse GGG because Kell Brook is the more technical fighter and can easily outsmart the monster in GGG. However, GGG can change the whole fight based on his punching power. He can change the way the fight is going with that one punch, it will be Brook’s job to outbox and be the slicker fighter he is known for. One thing I have notice and I may be looking too far into it, GGG seemed to be more dehydrated and didn’t look the same as we usually see at yesterday’s weigh in. He wasn’t fully into being there it seemed and we didn’t see the smiling happy GGG we all know. Once again I maybe looking more into this than I should but it was something that caught my attention. Another thing I think GGG needs to do is stop talking and thinking about Canelo Alvarez. During the build up to this fight we have constantly heard GGG express his frustration towards Canelo for not fighting him. He needs to stop, He needs to stop because the fighter he is fighting tonight has the potential to come with more than what people think. GGG will need to be fully focus and ready to fight Kell Brook and worry about Canelo Alvarez later.

My prediction for tonight’s fight is a tough one in which I have been going back and forth for several days. Just yesterday I picked Kell Brook to win on an upset decision and this morning my pick change to GGG. However, going into a deep look at both fighters I have decided to stick with my gut instinct and believe GGG will win by 7th round knockout with Kell Brook putting on a wonder effort. Let me know your guys predictions!

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Bud Crawford proves why he is the best at 140 pounds with an unanimous decision over Postol. Pacquiao next?

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After a slow start Terence “Bud” Crawford made easy work of Viktor Postol winning an unanimous decision Saturday night to become the undisputed junior welterweight champion at 140 pounds. Terrence seemed to take the first three rounds to figure out his opponent Viktor Postol before ultimately putting on a boxing clinic in front of a huge Las Vegas crowd at the MGM Grand. Going into Saturday night’s fight Crawford was the favorite in the sports books, however many boxing experiments had it as a 50/50 fight. With Postol height and power punching it was going to be interesting how the smaller Crawford would adapt and limit Postol punching power while finding his range. He made those adjustments using his southpaw stance and finding the proper range to utilize the power punches of Postol.

In the fifth round Crawford landed a left hand on the top of Postol’s head forcing he’s knee to touch the canvas and was ruled a knocked down. As the round continued the crowd erupted when Crawford landed another left hand wobbling Postol and forcing his glove to touch the canvas and causing a second knockdown. As the fight continued into the later rounds Crawford found his range tattooing Postol who seemed to be relying on one single shot. In the twelfth and final round Postol who was seeking for knockout after losing a point in the eleventh round for hitting behind the head, taunted Crawford into an exchange and Crawford was more than willing to. Landing shots which made Postol retreat, Crawford stuck his tongue out, grinned and waved his glove in the air as the crowd went crazy. Crawford went on to earn an unanimous decision victory being ahead on all three judges score cards 118-107, 118-107 and 117-108.

Going into the fight it had been speculated that if successful in victory, Crawford would line himself up for a PPV showdown in November with the great Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao who would be coming back from a brief retirement. When asked after the fight about the potential showdown with Pacquiao, Crawford told reporters “If thats what Bob Arum and my coaches want, than we will discuss it later”. A fight with Pacquiao would be huge for Crawford who is now closing in on the top 5 pound for pound list and could help set up bigger fights down the line. Crawford also mentioned if the fight does happen he will want Manny Pacquiao to drop down to the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds and challenge him for his titles. This would be an interesting fight between two southpaws with one who is past his prime and the other who is barely entering his prime. Speed versus speed experience versus youth, Terence Crawford vs Manny Pacquiao is something boxing fans do not need but would love to see. The next few weeks should allow us to see how November will shape up!

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