Deontay Wilder Booming KO Leads Weekend Recaps
Welcome to the Fight Freaks Unite recap podcast coming off a very busy boxing weekend that had three big shows on three continents: Deontay Wilder-Robert Helenius in Brooklyn, New York (where I traveled), Devin Haney-George Kambosos Jr. II in Melbourne, Australia, and Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall in London. We went over all it.
Here’s what we discussed on this episode (in order):
Former heavyweight titleholder Wilder’s return to the ring a year after a loss to champion Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight to score a massive first-round KO of Helenius and where he goes now: Andy Ruiz Jr.? A shot at unified titleholder Oleksandr Usyk? Something else?
Caleb Plant’s knockout of the year contender against fellow former super middleweight titlist Anthony Dirrell in an otherwise terrible fight in the Wilder-Helenius co-feature. What’s the big fight next for Plant? Does Dirrell retire? And what about Plant’s poor sportsmanship while Dirrell was down on the mat and in distress?
With Wilder and Plant both scoring KO of the year contenders a little history on a great card from 24 years ago that also produced two KO of the year candidates.
Some discussion on the two other fights on the Wilder-Helenius PPV: heavyweight Frank Sanchez’s knockout of Carlos Negron and Emmanuel Rodriguez’s dominating technical decision over Gary Antonio Russell in their bantamweight title eliminator.
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Undisputed lightweight champion Haney’s second thorough domination of Kambosos in their rematch.
A detailed look at Alycia Baumgardner’s win over Mikaela Mayer to unify three women’s junior lightweight titles and what the difference was.
Shields’s historic victory over Marshall in a terrific action battle.
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