Monday, November 19, 2018

Boxing Podcast With Stephen Espinoza

My guest on this podcast is the President of Showtime Sports and Event Programming - Stephen Espinoza.  I talked to him about the great 2018 Showtime had; what's coming up in 2019; life after Les Moonves; the Wilder-Fury and Pacquiao-Broner PPVs and what criteria he uses to determine what goes on PPV.  We also discussed the possibility of Showtime doing tournaments similar to the WBSS and Stephen's role as a possible conscience of the sport.  It was a great conversation - hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Official Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings - October 2018

Presenting the October 2018 Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings:

Heavys – Dominic Breazeale drops from 8 to out due to inactivity.  Tony Bellew drops from 9 to out due to KO loss to Oleksandr Usyk and subsequent retirement.  Bermane Stiverne drops from 20 to out due to inactivity.  Mariucz Wach drops from 21 to out due to loss to Artur Szpilka who enters at 19.  Michael Hunter enters at 22 after impressive win on the road over unbeaten Martin Bakole.  Filip Hrgovic enters at 23 after impressive win over Amir Mansour.  Alexander Dimitrenko enters at 25.

Cruisers – Krzysztof Glowacki moves from 5 to 3 with win over Maksim Vlasov.  Vlasov drops from 7 to 10.  Noel Gevor (Mikaelian) moves up from 18 to 13 after controversial loss to Maris Breidis.  

Light Heavys - Dominic Boesel moves from 21 to 18 with win over Enrico Koelling.  Koelling drops from 24 to 25.

Super Middles - John Ryder moves from 20 to 17 with stoppage win over previously unbeaten Andrey Sirotkin.

Middles - Daniel Jacobs moves from 4 to 3 with close win over no. 7 Sergiy Derevyanchnko for the IBF belt.  Ryota Murata drops from 9 to 12 with decisive loss to Rob Brant.  Brant enters at 10 and wins WBA Reg. strap.  Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam drops from 13 to out due to inactivity.  Ievgen Khytrov drops from 17 to out with loss in The Contender to Brandon Adams.  Adams, the winner of The Contender tournament enters at 22.  Gabriel Rosado drops from 19 to out due to inactivity.  Esquiva Falcao enters at 25.

Jr. Middles - Carlos Adames enters at 15 with win from NABF title over Joshua Conley.  Kanat Islam drops from 15 to out due to inactivity from injury.

Welters – Jesse Vargas drops from 9 to 11 after draw with Thomas Dulorme.  Dulorme moves from 25 to 14.  Carlos Adames moves from 17 to out after move up to 154.  Francisco Santana enters at 25.

Jr. Welters – Ivan Baranchyk moves from 19 to 10 with stoppage win over Anthony Yigit in the QF of the WBSS.  Baranchyk picked up the IBF belt.  Yigit drops from 16 to 19.  Maxim Dadashev enters at 25 with win over Antonio Demarco.  Demarco drops from 25 to out.

Lights – Emmanuel Tagoe moves from 13 to 11 with win over Paulus Moses.  Moses drops from 15 to 17.  Francesco Patera enters at 15 with rousing win over streaking Lewis Ritson.  Ritson drops from 16 to 19.  Daud Yordin drops from 25 to out with loss to Anthony Crolla.

Jr. Lights - Orlando Salido drops from 7 to out due to inactivity.  Tevin Farmer moves from 12 to 10 with impressive win over James Tenneson.  Tenneson drops from 22 to 23.  Scott Quigg enters at 14 with move up from 126.  Azinga Fuzile enters at 19 with impressive win over former champion Malcolm Klassen.  Christopher Diaz drops from 24 to out.

Feathers - Scott Quigg moves from 9 to out with move to 130.  Kid Galahad moves from 22 to 16 with win over Toka Kahn Clary.  Kiko Martinez moves from 19 to 17 with win for EBU title.  Isaac Zarate enters at 25.

Jr. Feathers – Yukinori Oguni and Randy Caballero drop from 12 and 14 respectively to out due to inactivity.  Hiroaki Teshigawara enters at 23 with win for the OPBF title.  Ryo Matsumoto drops from 25 to out with move up and loss at 126.  Albert Pagara and Thomas Patrick Ward enter at 24 and 25 respectively.

Bantams – Ryan Burnett drops from 3 to 5 with loss by injury to Nonito Donaire.  Donaire moves from 11 to 4 and moves on to the SF of the WBSS.  Donaire also picked up the WBA Superchampion belt.  Jason Moloney moved from 17 to 10 with an impressive showing in losing a close split decision to Emmanuel Rodriguez in the QF of the WBSS.  Rodriguez retained his IBF belt.  Zhanat Zhakiyanov drops from 9 to out due to inactivity.  Hiroaki Teshigawara drops from 20 to out due to move up to 122.  Nawaphon Kaianha and Shohei Omori enter at 24 and 25 respectively.

Super Flys - Francisco Rodriguez Jr. enters at 23 with impressive TKO win over Hernan Marquez.  Suguru Muranaka moves from 24 to out.

Flys – Muhammad Waseem moves from 24 to 19 on reconsideration after Giemal Magramo's impressive win on the Alvarado-Petalcorn undercard.  Magramo moves from 22 to 20.

Jr. Flys – Siridech Deebok enters at 24 with win.  Gilberto Parra drops from 23 to out due to death.

Straws – Melvin Jerusalem moves from 11 to 9 with win over Toto Landero.

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