Dodgers and Cardinals Hot
Sometimes you’re hot, sometimes you’re not.
Other sports have just as many months of activity as baseball and some even longer, but none rival Major League Baseball in actual games played.
It’s a game of streaks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers currently ride a big wave of success with six consecutive series won. Among those they shoved aside were the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins. The team has won 15 of 18 games.
It’s no surprise that the Dodgers are among the first place teams in baseball. They were predicted by many to compete in the NL West. But few imagined the rival San Diego Padres would be running into problems winning.
Tank Davis KOs Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas
Crowds gathered outside hoping to find a way inside and fans packed the arena seats, many for the first time to see Gervonta “Tank” Davis emerge the winner by knockout over the incredibly fast Ryan “Kingry” Garcia.
All this excitement for a non-title fight.
“Everything about this was exciting. I was excited to be a part of this event,” said Davis.
More was at stake than a simple world title with Davis (29-0, 27 Kos) proving to be the superior fighter over Garcia (23-1, 19 Kos) in a nip and tuck battle between undefeated super lightweights in their 20s at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Few of the more than 20,000 fans who paid an average of $500 departed feeling their money was misused. More than 1.2 million households bought the pay-per-view fight.
Creator Clash 2 Results
Alex Wassabi pounded out a win in his pro debut, several riveting knockouts occurred and guts and determination were seen everywhere on the second Creator Clash event in Tampa on Saturday.
Many were lacing up gloves for the very first time in their lives.
In front of a loud supportive crowd of more than 12,000 fans at Amalie Arena, influencers proved they could toss more than verbal grenades as both women and men slugged it out with no signs of quitting. And it was all for charity.
Wassabi (1-0) returned to the second version of Creator Clash and this time as a pro. But he discovered another returning fighter Idubbbz (0-1) was ready to walk through fire or left hooks. Idubbbz, the co-organizer of the event, was not there for applause.
Trinidad Wins Battle of LA
Fortune favored the undefeated at 360 Boxing Promotions’ 'Hollywood Fight Nights” streamed live by UFC Fight Pass at the Commerce Casino on April 14th 2023. The house was packed and fervent fans wailed as Los Angeles’s Omar Trinidad (12-0-1) beat Compton’s Adan Ochoa (12-3) by unanimous decision in a mesmerizing eight round featherweight main event.
The first round showed snapping aggression from each fighter, but it was clear by the second round that Trinidad was the aggressor who confidently executed awe-inspiring head movement followed up with stinging counterpunch. In the third and fourth round, the fighters exchanged level changing flurries and Ochoa began to jam his opponents punches by pivoting and turning his shoulder into Trinidad’s guard.
Pound for Pound Men 2022
Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez heads the top of the pound for pound standings again for the third year. He continues to boggle the mind of fans who flock to stadiums wherever Canelo fights. He has become the main star in boxing as his $36 million per fight purse can attest.
Few other fighters or athletes can match Canelo’s financial resume last year, let alone his physical and technical prowess inside the boxing ring. Canelo is the pound for pound king.
Others like Terence Crawford, Tyson Fury and Naoya Inoue continue their success too with sterling performances.
Some newcomers to this list are Mexico’s Oscar Valdez, United Kingdom’s Josh Taylor and Australia’s George Kambosos Jr. All had remarkable fights in 2021.
Here’s the list as of January 1, 2022:
Ireland’s Callum Walsh (5-0, 4 KO) expected to knockout his opponent Thursday night at Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions Hollywood Fight Nights at the Quiet Canyon Country Club in Montebello and he did just that.
After his last fight went to the score cards, Walsh was unsatisfied with his performance, “I don’t like to go the distance” he said. Thursday night, Walsh took on a fierce super welterweight from Las Vegas Delen Parsley (13-2, 4 KO) in an eight-round battle.
In the beginning rounds, Walsh looked to be in a bit of trouble as Parsley held his own including bleeding from the mouth. This was until Walsh scored the knockdown. Parsley’s legs did not appear to be able to handle the power in next rounds, but he got up and the fight continued.