The War Report: Age is growing (Week 31, 2017)

Wladimir Klitschko

Can’t you see the man on the street — how he’s growing so old? Cause the age is growing, and it’s not staying.

“I deliberately took a few weeks to make my decision, to make sure I had enough distance from the fight at Wembley Stadium. As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports. I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career. I’m very thankful for this. Thanks to everyone who has always supported me. Especially my family, my team and my many fans.” — Wladimir Klitschko

So don’t run around everyday, wasting time. Don’t sit around everyday, wasting your time. Cause we are the youths. And there’s a lot to be done on this here foundation. We gotta help the young generation, so they can know what they ought to do. When they get to our position, they will understand that the age is growing, and it’s not staying.

Tim Bradley Jr.

“Boxing gave me roots, it kept me off the streets, it gave me confidence, it taught me how to be a man and face every challenge head on and take the good with the bad. Yes I missed holidays, birthdays, even missed hearing some of my children’s first words but more than time, it took my blood, sweat and tears, all things I can never get back. Which is why turning the page for me is bittersweet. That once in a lifetime purpose to wake up everyday and give 100% is now fueled towards something else- my family. I find my strength in them, my peace and most importantly, unconditional love.” — Tim Bradley Jr.

So be generous, my people. Don’t you fuss or fight, and please take care of the youths of tomorrow. Cause the age is growing, and it’s not staying.

Juan Manuel Marquez

“The fans have been very important to me, we have to thank them for all of the support they have given me and I have to say that it hurts me to end this, but everything has a beginning and an end, and you have to accept it, good or bad, with pain in my soul and in my heart… you have to listen when the body begins to grumble and things like illnesses and injuries happen. You have to know when to listen and it is the precise moment to say goodbye.” — Juan Manuel Marquez

Fights of the Week

Arnold Barboza Jr. UD8 Jonathan Chicas (147) | August 5 — Los Angeles, California

Mauricio Herrera MD10 Jesus Soto Karass (147) | August 4 — Indio, California

KO of the Week

Andy Vences KO3 Eliseo Cruz (135) | August 5 — Los Angeles, California

Fighter of the Week

Vasyl Lomachenko (9–1, 7 KOs)

Photo credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank


From this past week

World title bouts

WBO 130 | Vasyl Lomachenko TKO7 Miguel Marriaga | Lomachenko defends the WBO junior welterweight title a 3rd time | FULL FIGHT

Vasyl Lomachenko (WBO 130) | Photo credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank



Zhilei Zhang TKO1 Nick Guivas


Vyacheslav Shabranskyy RTD7 Todd Unthank-May


Claressa Shields TKO5 Nikki Adler (WBC/IBF female championship)

Derrick Webster TKO2 Lamar Harris

Vijender Singh UD10 Zulipikaer Maimaitali (95–94 x2, 96–93)


Esquiva Falcao UD8 Norberto Gonzalez (80–72 x3)

Domonique Dolton UD6 Antonio Chaves (60–54 x3)


Artemio Reyes KO4 Steve Marquez


Arnold Barboza Jr. UD8 Jonathan Chicas (78–72, 77–73, 76–74)

Mauricio Herrera MD10 Jesus Soto Karass (96–94 x2, 95–95)


Mauro Maximiliano Godoy TKO1 Gabriel Calfin

Luca Giacon TKO6 Sam O’maison


Raymundo Beltran MD10 Bryan Vazquez (96–94 x2, 95–95)

Andy Vences KO3 Eliseo Cruz

Erick De Leon UD6 Adones Aguelo (60–54 x2, 59–55)


Jesse Angel Hernandez TKO5 Vladimir Tikhonov


Emmanuel Rodriguez RTD4 Giovanni Delgado

James Smith KO1 Yaqub Kareem

Ryo Akaho TKO9 Yuta Saito