On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 5/12/13
By Derek Bonnett
After seven rounds, Jose A. Gonzalez looked like the goods. I couldn’t find a round to give Ricky Burns in their WBO lightweight title bout over the weekend. Then something happened. Burns showed us why he can be called a world champion and the most formidable lightweight threat to Adrien Broner as unlikely as that bout may be. In round eight and nine, Burns stole Gonzalez’ heart and took away his will to be a world champion. Gonzalez’ arms began to hang by
Gradovich Upsets Dib In Connecticut
By Derek Bonnett from Ringside: ESPN’s Friday Night Fights returned to Connecticut to showcase Billy Dib’s third defense of the IBF featherweight title. The MGM Grand at Foxwoods played host to the event, which also saw Willie Nelson versus Michael Medina in a scheduled ten round bout for the NABF light middleweight title. The untelevised portion of the card featured several rising New England talents in developmental contests.
Smith Becomes First Vegas World Champion
By Derek Bonnett: When I first heard that Cornelius "K-9" Bundrage signed to fight Ishe Smith, I had one question: why? Bundrage was a thirty-nine year old IBF light middleweight champion, prone to long periods of inactivity between bouts, and still without a major payday to his name.