Lee Groves gives a CompuBox analysis of last Friday’s NBC Sports Net tripleheader topped by Curtis Stevens’ first-round blasting of Saul Roman, and a statistical breakdown of the guy Stevens wants to fight, Gennady Golovkin, in part two of his Travelin Man returns to Mohegan Sun. Groves also shares his boxing “fanboy” moments with Ray Mancini and Don Turner.
RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man recounts the first day of his weekend trip to Uncasville, Conn., where he worked the CompuBox keys for an NBC Sports Net Fight Night at Mohegan Sun. Groves also gives a brief history of notable heavyweights who dropped down to cruiserweight.
There weren’t many high-profile fights this past weekend but fans were treated to some interesting results, some of which reflected on THE RING’s divisional ratings, such as Tomoki Kameda’s history making victory at bantamweight.
Making up for what was otherwise a long night on NBC Sports Net’s Fight Night, middleweight standout Curtis Stevens scored a YouTube-quality first-round knockout of veteran trial horse Saul Roman in the main event on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Eddie Chambers has done well as a small heavyweight in an era of giants, but the Pittsburgh native has decided to drop down in weight to the cruiserweight division where he will face Thabiso Mchunu in his 200-pound debut tonight on NBC Sports Net.
Having already named all of his four children after boxers, Brandon Rios plans to do the same with his fifth, whose arrival he expects before his November clash with Manny Pacquiao.
Former titleholder Tomasz Adamek has not lost at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., in nine appearances heading into his Sept. 8 heavyweight bout with Travis Walker.
American heavyweight Tony Thompson gets a second shot at Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night after claiming that a knee hampered his efforts during an 11th-round knockout loss in July of 2008.