Posted by MICHAEL AMAKOR on Jul 26, 2013
The Chronicles of St. Michael – June 2013

The Chronicles of St. Michael – June 2013

By Michael Amakor

June 2013 has been a very busy month for boxing indeed. First off, the aftermath of June 8 had Marko Huck besting Afolabi in their trilogy to settle all accounts and retain his WBO Cruiserweight title.

As advertized in the fight promos knockout artist Adonis Stevenson destroyed Dawson in the very first round to seize his WBC 175LBS title. Degale also defeated Bozic to defend his WBC 160LBS Silver title.

Marcos Maidana survived a barrage to stop Jesosito Lopez in a thriller. 40 year Fres Oquendo also kept his WBA Latin American title by besting Derrick Rossy.

Angulo knocked down Erislandy Lara twice for the first time in Lara’s career only to be unable to continue after a combination contorted up his face and his eye looked set to explode from its sockets to lose that fight.

On the 22nd, we had an intense pre-fight drama followed by the classless, unsportsmanly but skilled Adrien Broner outpointing Malignaggi to seize his WBA 147lbs title and former girlfriend Jessica to become a multi-division champion and certified girl snatcher.

On that undercard Jonathon Banks was more than less than impressive to say they very least in his tepid 12 round decision loss to the very shaky Seth Mitchell in their rematch in such a fashion that the boxing community believes the fight was fixed. But prior to that bore fest, three time title challenger Sakio Bika rained on and received a fearsome fusillade of punches to defeat Mexican’s Marco Antonio Periban in a slugfest of monumental proportions that had me wincing in my chair in horror and the crowd standing to its feet throughout the 12th to win the WBC 168lbs title after previous defeats to Ward, Calzaghe and Beyer for the title at long last.

During all these fisticuffs, Mayweather and Alvarez began kriss-krossing the country to promote their Sept 14th fight mega fight. Altogether, June plans to finish off with a bang as we have the heavy-handed unified champion Golovkin defend vs. Macklin on the 29th and the tenacious Joan Guzman, Gavin Rees, Lee Selby, and James Toney all headlining loaded fight cards. You can bet that knockouts will follow to ensure we finish the month of June out with a bang. Tyson turned 47 on June 30th too. See you in July


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Michael “Keep Punching” Amakor has been the Chief Scribe of popular boxing website FightKings.Com since 2003. He has written over 100 articles about boxing that have been vicariously read and extensively blogged across the internet and on major boxing websites. He can be seen regularly at the fights giving round by round commentary and he is a regular commentator on the boxing radio and TV circuit.

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