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The impartial corner, Episode 250 Recap (Ioka stops Tanaka, Garcia stops Campbell, a look on the Fab 5)

The impartial corner, Episode 250 Recap (Ioka stops Tanaka, Garcia stops Campbell, a glance at the Fab 5)

through Michael Montero

On episode 250 of The neutral corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero broke down some precise speak about the young lightweights and junior lightweights arising within the sport.

Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, Chris Colbert, Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney are all undefeated american citizens at the moment campaigning at 130-135 kilos. Montero laid out the pecking order, which starts with THE legitimate light-weight champion, Teofimo Lopez. The others have some catching as much as do in his opinion.

throughout his opening rant, Montero broke down the difference between an actual champion and a titleholder, as well as a bona fide contender versus an unproven prospect. The lines regularly get blurred in the age of social media and fractured broadcast platforms, making it problematic for enthusiasts to make feel of it all. for instance, each Adrien Broner and Robert Duran won models of world titles in four separate divisions. To the informal observer, they can also appear equal in terms of career accomplishments, however historians take into account that those two warring parties have been on fully diverse stratospheres.

On Thursday, December 31 in Tokyo, Japan, junior bantamweight titleholder Kazuto Ioka scored a dominant TKO eight win over the up to now undefeated Kosei Tanaka. it’s long overdue for Ioka (26-2, 15 KOs) to join Ring’s pound for pound list. The Tokyo native has gained titles in 4 divisions and his simplest two losses had been controversial break up decisions towards Amnat Ruenroeng and Donnie Nietes.

On Saturday, January 2, undefeated lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia better to 21-0 (18 KOs) with a TKO 7 win over Luke Campbell in Dallas, Texas. youngsters Garcia changed into dropped for the first time of his career in the 2nd circular, he directly rebounded and controlled many of the fight. in the seventh round, he landed a gorgeous hook to the physique that left Campbell paralyzed on the canvas. Garcia is now the obligatory challenger for Devin Haney’s WBC light-weight title, but he referred to as out Gervonta Davis minutes after the fight.

Caller pleas for Ioka to be rated P4P:
Mark from eire feels that Kazuto Ioka is extra proven than most of the combatants Ring at present prices pound for pound. “Ioka is 17-2 in world title fights, a former unified champion (at strawweight) and just defeated a 3-division champ (Tanaka),” he mentioned. “He must be given some class of credence. Myself, I price him No. 6 pound for pound.”

Nigel from England agreed with Mark. “That man deserves to be on the pound for pound checklist,” he mentioned. “It is very disturbing how the little guys aren’t appreciated as plenty as they may still be.”

Time Stamps:
@7:25 the “Fab five” at one hundred thirty/one hundred thirty five; titleholders vs champions
@27:55 overview of Ioka TKO8 Tanaka
@1:24:20 assessment of Garcia TKO7 Campbell

Michael Montero may also be discovered on social media by means of @MonteroOnBoxing. His podcast “The neutral corner” can also be considered each Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast systems world wide.

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