Sunday, September 10, 2006

Boxing Brief: Heavyweights in weekend action

Rising star Boytsov extends unbeaten streak

MAGDEBURG, GERMANY – Heavyweight Denis Boytsov stopped fellow prospect Ondrej Pala in five rounds Saturday to remain unbeaten.

The 20 year-old Boytsov, 16-0 (15 KOs), Russia, 215, led the 21 year-old Pala, 11-2 (8 KOs), Czech Republic, 237, on all cards according to Box Rec when the bout was stopped due to cuts.


Former titleholder McCall continues comeback

LOUISVILLE – Former heavyweight titlist Oliver McCall, 48-8, 2 NC (35 KOs), Valley Station, Ky. 249, stopped journeyman Darroll Wilson, 27-9-2 (21 KOs), Pleasantville, N.J., 220, in four rounds of a scheduled 10 Saturday.

McCall, 41, is now 20-1 (with 2 NCs) in his last 23 bouts. While Wilson, 40, is nowhere the top 10 of the heavyweights, McCall figures to use this bout as a springboard into a title match with new belt-holder Oleg Maskaev.

In 1996 McCall, known as the “Atomic Bull,” scored a one-round knockout over the "Big O" in Maskaev’s seventh bout.


Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

Alright...I'm confused. WHO was leading on the cards??? Was it Boytsov, or Pala??? (I've now read both...???)

* J.E- This is cool that you put another little read on here, but the top-25 has now disappeared from the main page. WE CAN'T HAVE THIS J.E.

(I see there is at least a direct link to it, but still...)

8:56 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

The Top 25 is back on.

9:07 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

According to Boxing Rec is was Boytsov. I can't find a single report in German media.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

Yes...I have verified from another source that Boytsov was up 3-2 or 3-1 on all three cards at the time of the stoppage. What's this site coming to? First Ondrizek gives us a bad piece of info, and then the top-25 falls off the face of the earth!


9:40 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

The Top 25 is back!!!!!!!!!

9:41 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

Okay...It looks like we got it all straightened out. Apparently the fight was very close after 4 rounds, but I think some may be being a bit too hard on Boytsov, after reading a few comments. Not only is the kid 20 yrs.old, but he was fighting a good young fighter. So the fight was close, and he didn't look like a 'world-beater' after 4 rounds. Well, I would like to see the fight, but I could say the same thing about a few hvy's (early in their careers) that are currently in the H.O.F, or will soon be.

* I would suggest Boytsov fight at least one more time this year, and to not take a drastic step up or down in competition.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

BTW- When in proper condition mentally and physically, McCall may just be the worlds best over-40 hvy. But...He's just the world's best over-40 hvy.

11:23 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

How many over-40 guys are even out there? 10???? Take it from me -- guys who are over 40 should be doing something other than fighting.

5:34 AM  

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