Author Archives: Matt Andrzejewski

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

Three Punch Combo: Chocolatito’s Hall of Fame Credentials and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Earlier this month, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a stunning knockout loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a 115-pound title fight. The loss capped a disappointing year for Gonzalez who also dropped a disputed decision to Sor Rungvisai in March. When the year began, ...

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

Anthony Joshua vs. Stipe Miocic in 2018? That’s Hardly Far-Fetched

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After Conor McGregor put up a more spirited effort than most anticipated against Floyd Mayweather Jr. a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, thoughts turned to other UFC fighters possibly facing boxing’s best in the squared circle. As a matter of fact, current UFC heavyweight champion ...

Three Punch Combo: Margarito, Roman, Benavidez, Inoue and More

Three Punch Combo: Margarito, Roman, Benavidez, Inoue and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- Last week was a slow week in the sport but there were two significant fights. On Saturday, Sept. 2, Antonio Margarito (41-8, 27 KO’s) scored a somewhat controversial technical decision win against veteran Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KO’s) in a 154-pound contest. Also, Daniel R...

3 Punch Combo: Three Potential Upsets plus Top Rank’s ESPN Deal and More

3 Punch Combo: Three Potential Upsets plus Top Rank’s ESPN Deal and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- September is a busy month in the sport of boxing. There are many cards on the schedule and many big fights on the horizon. With so many bouts, there are bound to be a few upsets. In looking ahead, here are the three most likely upsets in what will be a busy month. On Septembe...

3 Punch Combo: Derevyanchenko-Johnson Plus The Big Sham and More

3 Punch Combo: Derevyanchenko-Johnson Plus The Big Sham and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- It is a busy week for the FS1 network as they will be televising three separate live boxing shows, the best of which will take place Friday night from Miami, OK. In the main event, Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KO’s) takes on Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KO’s). The winner w...

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...