Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- Did The Premier Boxing Championship ruin Boxing?On this week’s edition of Championship Rounds the Peanut Gallery and Craig Carlos Valentino are back after a brief hiatus with lots to discuss. First there are some “What if’” fights that are apparently now not happening before the end of 2016. We now know we won’t see Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs this year. It was announced this week that the two middleweight titlists wouldn’t be fighting in December as was previously rumored they would in fact do. Another rumored fight apparently now likely not happening is heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and former undisputed champ Wladamir Klitschko. Now that it appears both fights likely will not in 2016 which of the two are the guys more disappointed is not going down? The guys of course don’t agree and debate that very topic. In 2015 five hundred million dollars was invested into the launch of the Premier Boxing Champions series with the hopes of giving the sport of boxing more exposure and increase its popularity with the masses. Now a year and a half in what has been the overall effect of the PBC on boxing? Has the PBC actually hurt more than helped boxing? Many people have chimed in with their opinion of the PBC so far and of course PG and CCV are no different. PG feels the PBC was a great idea, but poorly executed. “How are you going to have a fighter like Keith Thurman fight one time in 15 months and expect to build his brand and increase his popularity?” Like they say with real estate CCV says it comes down to location, location, location with why the PBC hasn’t worked. “If people don’t know what channel a fight is going to be on how is that helping the fights? Non hardcore boxing fans are not going out of their way to find fights.” Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Johnny Tapia are the notable first timers on the ballot for the 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame. Most think all three are first ballot hall of famers. But it is not unanimous to the guys of Championship Rounds? The guys weigh in on the first timers in this class and reflect on their careers and if all three truly are first ballot hall of famers. As is the case with every show the guys finish with a few “Low Blows” which highlight some of the lowlights in the week in boxing. CCV explains why one fighter should not bring his personal problems to Twitter ever again. PG finishes up discussing how one current champion’s pick of opponent for his next fight is one of the worst decisions for a champion in boxing history. Follow the Championship Rounds and the guys on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- "Canelo Alvarez Fans Are The Reason Why Alvarez Won't Fight GGG"Canelo & GGG - Will It Ever Happen? On this week's Championship Rounds Craig and Sean look back at Canelo Alvarez's one sided destruction of Liam Smith last weekend and react to the aftermath from it. With Canelo's win are we now any closer to seeing one of boxing's biggest fights that can made in Canelo and GGG now happening? While Craig is a little optimistic the fight will eventually happen Sean well not so much. "Canelo can talk all the we don't mess around and we made an offer to GGG stuff he wants. The bottom line is Canelo and Golden Boy don't feel like they need GGG. Canelo proved that Saturday night when over 50,000 people showed up to see him in a glorified sparring session." One potential big fight that won't happen most likely is Floyd Mayweather fighting UFC star Connor McGregor. Mayweather said this week that he was "moving on" from entertaining that fight ever materializing. However does that mean that Mayweather is done entertaining any future fights in the ring? Not so fast says CCV who says it's a numbers game that will ultimately get Floyd back in the ring again. "Floyd does not want to finish his career tied with Rocky Marciano at 49-0. No one has finished their career 50-0. Trust me Floyd is going to come back and get number 50." Sean and Craig also move up a few weight classes to discuss the latest with boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. We are about a month away from his rematch with Wladamir Klitschko. Can Fury do it again and show that the first fight was not a fluke or will we see Fury being more a show than actual substance? The guys finish up as they usually do with their "Low Blows" segment. Sean AKA the Peanut Gallery discuss boxing's failure to build to the big moment while Craig AKA CCV discusses one fighter who should keep his mouth shut for a little while. Follow the show and guys at @champrounds929 on both Twitter and Instagram
Championship Boxing w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson-"Liam Neeson Has A Better Chance At Beating Canelo Alvarez, Than Liam Smith"The best fighter in the world is…………………. In this week’s edition of “Championship Rounds” ST & CCV recap a very busy boxing weekend. The guys discuss middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s 5th round TKO victory over Kell Brook in London this past weekend. Was the stoppage premature? Did Brook’s corner who threw the towel in the ring during the fifth round and Brook still on his feet make a bad call? “That fight was always a matter of not if, but when GGG stopped Brook. His corner was clearly thinking about his future when they threw in the towel,” said the PG. Golovkin was not the only superstar in the ring this weekend as Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was also in the ring this weekend as well. Gonzalez won a spirited battle and unanimous decision against a rugged and tough Carlos Cuadras by unanimous decision to win the WBC Junior Bantamweight belt. With the win Gonzalez has now won titles in four different weight classes. Were the guys impressed with Gonzalez’s performance? “I probably learned more about his opponent (Cuadras) this weekend. We know what Chocolatitio is going to bring in the ring when he fights. But we saw his victory this week was over a guy who is legit,” stated CCV. After this weekend though who do the guys have as their number one fighter on their mythical pound for pound list? GGG? Chocolatito? As usual the guys don’t agree as they both have a different fighter on top of their respective lists. Find out who ST says needs to dare to be great before he gets the #1 spot from him. ST discusses why he is having a hard time getting excited about next weekend’s junior middleweight championship fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith. In fact ST discusses why he may do something this weekend he hasn’t done in a very long time in preparation for this fight Saturday night. The guys also discuss what’s becoming a strong possibility and that is Manny Pacquiao actually leaving HBO and not fighting on the network for his next fight in November? ST and CCV address that along with the burning question….If Manny leaves HBO who actually stands to lose the most? HBO or Pacquiao? CCV states what the long term plan of one rival network may be for wanting Pacquiao. After a few quick jabs the guys finish delivering some low blows which focus on why Boxing’s days in New York might be being numbered. As well as how Tyson Fury’s latest antics have both guys ready to throw in the towel on Fury. Make sure to follow the guys on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- The Biggest Disappointment in Boxing is…This week the guys let everyone know what they are most disappointed in right now in the sport of boxing. The PG talks about how his biggest disappointment not only disappoints himself, but ultimately the sport of boxing. Speaking of potential disappointment, the guys discuss If Canelo Alvarez ends up not fighting GGG, will that hurt Canelo’s legacy in boxing? The guys are divided on this, but Craig definitely recognizes Canelo’s current fan base isn’t ever going anywhere. “Canelo could be fighting at the state fair and he’s still going to have thousands of fans out there supporting him no matter what.” The guys discuss the impact of the 100 million dollar lawsuit that was dismissed this week between Top Rank Boxing and Al Haymon. Was this move done to not hurt boxing or was there another reason a settlement was reached between the two parties? The guys weigh in on that and discuss where Haymon’s Premier Boxing Championship has failed in its year plus of existence. PG and CCV also discuss how they would have made the PBC better if either of them were given the 500 million dollars Al Haymon was to execute it.
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - Is Canelo Alvarez ducking GGG?In this week’s Championships Rounds the guys look back at last week’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan fight. Sean who was in Vegas for the fight says the crowd was there in full force for Canelo who delivered the potential knockout of the year. Sean says, “That’s when you know it’s one of those bad knock-outs when your eyes are open, but the rest of your body is knocked out.” The guys look ahead and discuss if they think that the boxing world will see the fight most want to see and that’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin AKA GGG.
Canelo Alvarez Drops Amir Khan In 6th RoundLAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez needed only one big right hand to turn a close fight into a smashing knockout. Struggling with Amir Khan's speed, Alvarez unleashed a long right hand that sent Khan backward on the...
Championship Rounds With Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson | April 29th, 2016Andre Berto vs Victor Ortiz Best Crossroads Fight EVER! Craig and Sean react to GGG and Chocolatitio Big wins over the weekend, Whats up next for both fighters? Countdown to...
4-26-16 Championship Rounds With Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean ThompsonCCV & The Peanut Gallery are back with another edition of Championship Rounds. This week the guys try to figure out if Manny Pacquiao’s recent poor Pay Per View numbers a reaction to his comments about the gay community, his opponent selection, Mayweather/Pacquiao hangover, or maybe something bitter. The Peanut Gallery kept it to simple geography. “Tim Bradley is from Cali and the fight was in Vegas. Even Tim Bradley’s Cali friends didn’t want to take the short drive to see him fight in Vegas.”
Alvarez Takes Middleweight Title Over CottoLAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez made a case for himself as boxing's next star Saturday night, landing the bigger punches to take a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and win a piece of the middleweight title...
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