Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - Vegas Here We ComeChampionship Rounds is back for another week and Craig and the Peanut Gallery have the latest news from the boxing world. The much talked about fight between former heavyweight champion Wladamir Klitschko and IBF champ Anthony Joshua is now officially off due to an injury suffered by Klitschko. Is this fight just postponed or will not ever happen? The Peanut Gallery is not so confident we will see this big heavyweight clash happen anytime soon. “When you give a fight more chances to not happen they tend to not happen due to all sorts of reasons.” Boxing has been under fire from many for a very underwhelming 2016 and deservedly so. Big fights that could have been made such as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were not made. Add in the fact that there were a lot of one sided mismatches that were made and it’s easy to see boxing has had better years than 2016. However this week both Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions announced some big and exciting matchups to finish this year and for early 2017. Craig is definitely all in on the announcement and optimistic that it happens. “If all the fights announced this week happen like the Frampton and Santa Cruz rematch and the Garcia and Thurman fight then it would be great start to 2017 for boxing.” Poor Vegas hotels aside, PG and Craig are happy that they will be in Vegas in less than a week for next weekend’s welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas. Unfortunately many in boxing are not happy about this fight. So how do you sell a Pacquiao and Vargas fight to boxing fans and the overall public? PG and Craig both put their promoters hats on and to tell you why you need to see this fight next Saturday night during this edition of Championship Rounds. Finally, as with the case of every episode of Championship Rounds the guys deliver their “Low Blows” which focus on some of the lowlights going on in sports right now. PG focuses on why it was more a good news/bad news week for the sport of boxing. Craig discusses how if Manny Pacquiao wins next week there is without a doubt one fighter’s name that should not come out of Pacquiao’s mouth as a potential future opponent for him. Follow the guys of Championship Rounds on both Twitter and Instagram @ChampRounds929
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
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