The Knockouts From Across My TV 12/11
This past weekend had sported a lot and I mean A LOT of boxing across the globe. While on the main stage there weren’t any world titles that didn’t change ownership, there were a couple of highlight-reel knockouts and that are in the conversation and hopper for “Knockout of the Year”. While the knockout of Miguel Berchelt courtesy of Oscar Valdez back in February may be the overall winner once the calendar year ends, Let me add the following three stoppages that took place alone this past Saturday that were breathtaking.
Conor Benn Icing Chris Algieri
Undefeated welterweight prospect Conor Benn is looking to make a name as the son of former fighter and champion Nigel Benn. Nigel on the DAZN broadcast proclaimed that Conor was “working on new things in the gym” and that there were “12 4 minute rounds in training” which at first didn’t pay any mind to. FIgured it was a proud father hyping his son before the main event took place in Liverpool. Once the bell rang, you saw it in action and the right that he landed on Algieri was set up by previous rounds of a concentrated effort of working the body first. Sounds like a boxing troupe but when you “start low and work your way up”, the result Benn got in the fourth round happens.
WHAT A SHOT 🤯
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) December 11, 2021
Jared Anderson Stopping Oleksandr Teslenko
“The Real Big Baby” Jared Anderson came into the co-main event at Madison Square Garden on ESPN in an outfit as a tribute to Pimp C of hip hop group UGK fame and proceeded to put out Oleksandr Teslenko in only two rounds. Before the fight even started, most sportsbooks expected this not to last longer than 3.5 rounds and if you chose the under, Anderson delivered at 1:15 of the second round with plenty of time to spear.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 12, 2021
WBC Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire closed out Showtime for the Dignity Health Sports War Grounds Punch Bowl Pros vs. Joes Home Depot Center…or whatever the venue is called as of this writing in Carson, California. On a cold night in So. Cal, Donaire delivered an even colder shot to fellow countrymen and challenger Reymart Gaballo in a look to the body that Gaballo didn’t recover from for a hot minute. So much so, Donaire, went to ver to make sure that Gaballo was okay after the fight was considered over.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 12, 2021