Monday, October 24, 2016

Are You a Successful Professional Boxer?

There are lots of boxers out there but how many of them are really at the top of the sport? Saturday Night Boxing has the answers. Fighters, how do you fare?

1. When was the last time you fought three times in a year?

a. 2016
b. 2015
c. 2014
d. 2013
e. 4th grade

2. After winning a fight, you thank _______.

a. Your family
b. Your fans
c. Al Haymon
d. The judges 

3. Your most memorable fight almost sold out _______.

a. Madison Square Garden
b. The Manchester Arena
c. The StubHub Center
d. The Buffalo Run Casino

4. Your favorite part about being a successful fighter is _______.

a. Being acknowledged in the sport by fans and the media
b. Providing for your family
c. Getting free tickets to fights
d. The verified blue check mark on your Twitter account 

5. How many sparring partners did you claim to send home this year because of your ferocious power?

a. 0
b. 1-2
c. 3-5
d. Half the male population of Guadalajara

6.  Yesterday, you were _______.

a. At the gym
b. Doing road work
c. At the strip club
d. In court
e. Still on ice

7. How many times have you avoided fighting Gennady Golovkin in your career?

a. 0
b. 1-4
c. 5-8

8. Has Max Kellerman ever compared you to ________?

a. Roberto Duran
b. Muhammad Ali
c. Sugar Ray Robinson
d. Zeus

9. How many of the Smith brothers have you beaten?

a. 0
b. 1
c. 2

10. You use social media to  ______.

a. Build your fan base
b. Call out other fighters
c. Provide official announcements
d. Intimidate Mike Coppinger

11. Which member of your team do you pay the most?
a. Manager
b. Trainer
c. Accountant
d. Lawyer

12. When interacting with the public, do you get asked for ______?

a. Your autograph
b. A picture
c. Free tickets
d. Another gin and tonic

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Pound-for-Pound Update 10-10-16

There have been several changes to Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound List, mostly centered on activity. Although Juan Estrada returned to the ring earlier this month against whatever a Raymond Tabugon is, the bout was his first in over a year and it has been over 24 months since he's fought a decent opponent. Now, much of Estrada's 2016 campaign has been curtailed because of injury; however, without much activity or quality opponents, it's tough for Estrada to maintain his lofty position in the top portion of the Rankings. For now, Estrada drops from #6 to #8. Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez both move up one spot as a result of Estrada's slide. 

Former two-weight champion Donnie Nietes dominated ex-titlist Edgar Sosa last month. (Nietes officially left junior flyweight for flyweight prior to the match.) Nietes made 14 defenses of his two belts and wants to take on big names at 112 lbs. He moves up two spots from #17 to #15. Miguel Cotto and Danny Garcia both drop a position. 

It's exceptionally rare when a fighter enters the Rankings following a loss but Carlos Cuadras accomplished that feat after taking number-one pound-for-pound fighter Roman Gonzalez to the brink last month in a very competitive match. Prior to his loss with Gonzalez, Cuadras had made six defenses of his junior bantamweight belt. His rousing performance against Gonzalez clearly indicates that he belongs among the top fighters in the world. He enters the Rankings at #20. As a result, Keith Thurman drops off the list. 

On another note, Tyson Fury will maintain his position in the Rankings until it becomes clear how the various sanctioning bodies and commissions will rule on his positive test for cocaine. 

The complete Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound list is below:
  1. Roman Gonzalez
  2. Manny Pacquiao
  3. Andre Ward
  4. Sergey Kovalev
  5. Terence Crawford
  6. Gennady Golovkin
  7. Saul Alvarez
  8. Juan Estrada
  9. Tim Bradley
  10. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  11. Naoya Inoue
  12. Adonis Stevenson
  13. Tyson Fury
  14. Wladimir Klitschko
  15. Donnie Nietes
  16. Miguel Cotto
  17. Danny Garcia
  18. Vasyl Lomachenko
  19. Carl Frampton
  20. Carlos Cuadras
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He is also a member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. 
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