Barclays Center-New York- There were no real surprises last night. Gary Russell Jr. whom I call Haley’s Comet because he fights as often as IT appears. It sucks for the fans because Russell (29-1-17) is a very talented guy but picks his spots very carefully. He’s obviously not concerned with greatness or he wouldn’t be fighting Leo Santa Cruz’s leftovers. He claims he wants Leo but I don’t buy that shit. Leo’s not worried about Russell, for DAMN sure. Kiko Martinez was Gary’s latest TBA. That used to be the ONLY people Gary fought. I guess he remembers what happened when he fought a guy with TWO fights and got the hell beaten outta’ him. That was Vasyl Lomachenko (6/21/2014). I was there and that fight could’ve been stopped about the 9th round. Russell had more excuses than the number of times Sam Watson tries to find the cameras during a broadcast.
Martinez (39-8-2-28K) was just there to be beaten up, was a 50-1 ‘dog and played his part well. He may have won half a round before getting stopped in the fifth due to a cut over his left eye. What this win does for Haley’s Comet is a mystery to me. Hell, Hector Camacho Jr. won a comeback fight last night. They may have well had put his fight on tv. Camacho (59-7-1-33k) beat some guy with a slate of (9-6-5K). Russell says if he can’t get Leo he’ll move up and take on Gervontae Davis. I doubt THAT shit. He never calls out Lomachencko, I wonder why. If he fights Davis, it won’t be until around 2025.
In the main event, or rather the PAIN event, WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (40-0-1-39K) faced very LITTLE ‘trouble’ in Dominic Breazeale (20-1-18K). The loud mouth, threatening power punching Wilder had promised to “kill” Dominic in the ring but the fight didn’t last long enough. I love it when a fighter gets to a major fight and decides to switch trainers, one with a ‘name’. The ‘name’ Dominiic ran to was Virgil Hunter. Aside from Andre Ward, I don’t know what the HELL Hunter’s done in tha’ game. Anyway, he sure didn’t get a chance to whisper his infinite wisdom in Breazeale’s ear OR stop him from getting hit in the nuts. After a few range finding stiff left jabs, the champ sensed that there wasn’t much ‘trouble’ on the horizon. He soon located Breazeale’s exposed jaw with that lightning bolt of a right hand and it was the ‘’the dog’s dick’ at 2:17 of the opening round. Wilder has a unique record, aside from the first Bermane Stiverene fight, he’s dropped EVERY opponent he’s faced. Who ELSE in tha’ game can make that claim? Breazeale said afterwards, the ref stopped it too soon”. This ‘fight’ should’ve been stopped at the contract signing. That right-hand should be banned. Hardly anybody survives it. Fury got dropped and ‘played dead’ before getting to his feet. Breazeale didn’t have that luxury, his ass was out. He can thank ref, Harvey Dock from allowing the champ to keep his pre-fight promise.