Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson – ” This isn’t High School. Just because your face looks good, doesn’t mean you won the fight”

CCV and the Peanut Gallery are back after with “Championship Rounds” after a very controversial week in the sport.  The guys react to what most who follow the world of boxing have been talking about this week.  That of course is the aftermath of the light heavyweight championship showdown between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev.

Ward defeated Kovalev 114-113 on all three of the judges scorecard’s in a very competitive fight Saturday night in Las Vegas to win 3 light heavyweight championship belts.  Did did the judges get it right?  Many who saw the fight have come out publicly on social media to say that the judges did NOT get it right.  What about the PG and CCV?  How did they see the fight go Saturday night?  Surprisingly the two actually agree for once on something and had pretty much an identical scorecard.

For the Peanut Gallery part of the negative reaction to the fight was based on people not understanding how boxing matches are scored.

“If the fight was a four round fight I would understand the outrage.  But I feel like people forgot this was a 12 round fight,” PG chirps in during this week’s podcast.

CCV added, “Kovalve and Ward wasn’t a school yard fight where whoever looks the worst is the winner.”

Will there be a rematch between the Kovalev and Ward? Will it be a different outcome or more of the same if these two pound for pound best do it again?  Both CCV and ST see another great fight happening if this fight does come off again.

One thing PG wanted to make clear about Saturday’s fight, “For those who think Saturday’s fight was bad for boxing are crazy.  This will generate more interest from fans who didn’t see it the first time because they were still protesting Mayweather and Pacquiao.”

Speaking of pound for pound, another one of the best fighters in the world Vasyl Lomancheno will be in action this weekend against Nicholas Walters.  The two will be fighting in Vegas for Lomachenko’s 130 pound WBO title.  Outside of the die hard boxing fans not many are familiar with one of the best fighters out there.  Will an impressive win against Walters Saturday night change that for Lomanchenko.

“I know Bob Arum is hoping so for sure.  I think he has some massive plans for Lomachenko and Saturday is just one small step towards that big goal,” said PG.

After a few Quick Jabs on some of the latest news in the boxing world the guys finish this week’s show as they do every single one with their “Low Blows.”  In this week’s edition Craig discusses while he supports one fighters stance he doesn’t support his focus.  As for PG this week he talks about Andre Ward and what is the only thing needs to be thinking about and what for certain he does not need to be thinking about for his immediate future.

You can follow the Championship Rounds on Twitter and Instagram @champrounds929

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