Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

Three Punch Combo: An Unexpectedly Strong PPV Undercard and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, the pay-per-view undercard for Mayweather-McGregor was formally announced. As much as I hate the main event, I must applaud the organizers for putting together a pay-per-view undercard that delivers. I feared we’d get another Mayweather-Pacquiao type undercard with ...

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

Three Punch Combo: Old School Fighters, a Lomachenko Look-Ahead and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This past week, we saw Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s) move a step closer to another crack at a world title belt with his majority decision win against tough contender Bryan Vasquez (35-3, 19 KO’s). Beltran’s story is a unique one in modern day boxing. He suffered sever...

Three Punch Combo: The Story Behind Lomachenko-Marriaga and More

Three Punch Combo: The Story Behind Lomachenko-Marriaga and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- On Saturday, Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) makes the third defense of his 130-pound title when he faces Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO’s) in an ESPN televised main event. Many boxing insiders see Marriaga as an unworthy challenger and expect the fight to be a cakewalk for the...

Three Punch Combo: Adrien Broner’s Uncertain Legacy and More

Three Punch Combo: Adrien Broner’s Uncertain Legacy and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KO’s) faces Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night in a pivotal junior welterweight bout. The fight is not only pivotal for Broner’s future in the sport but for his legacy. If beaten decisively by Garcia, Broner will become a footnote in the...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- There were several significant bouts this past weekend and with that several good performances. Let’s get the crystal ball out and look to what may lie in store in the near future for some of the winners. Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KO’s) may have had the best performan...

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After pulling two stunning upsets in 2016, light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on Saturday to face Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO’s). This is a high stakes, high reward fight for Smith who can solidify his position in what is becoming...

Three Punch Combo: Upset Alerts, a Russian Play Back and More

Three Punch Combo: Upset Alerts, a Russian Play Back and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Will July be a month of upsets? There is already one in the books for the month of July, albeit a controversial one. Could there be some more surprises in store for the sport as the month progresses? On Saturday July 8th, super lightweights Josh Taylor (9-0, 8 KO’s) and Ohara...

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

Three Punch Combo: Matchups We Would Like To See on ESPN and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Top Rank announced late last week a deal with ESPN to televise Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn on July 2nd. As part of the deal, it is anticipated Top Rank will get a slew of dates from the network to televise bouts that were previously shown on premium cable. With Top Rank’s stable ...

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao on ESPN, Evander’s Maiden Show and More

Three Punch Combo: Pacquiao on ESPN, Evander’s Maiden Show and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: Late Sunday, Top Rank formally announced that ESPN would be televising the welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn. Speculation has been running rampant on social media regarding Top Rank’s future plans and this announcement begins to shed some light as to ...

Canastota Memories and a Look Ahead to the 2018 IBHOF Induction Class

Canastota Memories and a Look Ahead to the 2018 IBHOF Induction Class

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This was the fourth straight year my wife and I made the journey to Canastota, NY for Hall of Fame weekend. Each year I have had memorable experiences and this year was no different. At the annual Boxing Hall of Fame weekend, you just never know who you will bump into. We wer...