In the last Magno vs. Machine of the year, the trilogy was supposed to split the pair to make it a closer contest. But both predictors went the same way, and the right way, to get 3 more wins on their records. However, Machine scored 2 vital KOs to close the gap on Magno in the final stretch.
Vitali Klitscko vs. Kevin Johnson: The scores suggested it was one of the most one-sided heavyweight affairs in history. But if you look at Vitali and Wladmir’s previous fights, then you can see that it was one of many one-sided contests until a stoppage comes along.
Magno: Vitali Klitschko TKO 9 Kevin Johnson
Machine: Vitali Klitschko TKO 9 Kevin Johnson
Result: Vitali Klitschko UD 12 Kevin Johnson
Timothy Bradley vs. Lamont Peterson: In arguably his best performance to date, Bradley dominated Peterson to win a wide unanimous decision in California, knocking down the previously unbeaten Peterson in the third.
Magno: Timothy Bradley SD 12 Lamont Peterson
Machine: Timothy Bradley UD 12 Lamont Peterson
Result: Timothy Bradley UD 12 Lamont Peterson
Juan Diaz vs. Paulie Malignaggi II: The rematch of the Gale Van Hoy controversy wasn’t as lively as the first, but Malignaggi proved that he was the better fighter, and that he might have something left to give at 140 pounds.
Magno: Paulie Malignaggi SD 12 Juan Diaz
Machine: Paulie Malignaggi UD 12 Juan Diaz
Result: Paulie Malignaggi UD 12 Juan Diaz
The next Magno vs. Machine is a dreaded TBA, but is likely to be Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Rogers Mtagwa and Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Steven Luevano at Madison Square Garden.
Scores: Magno (10-2, 2 KOs), Machine (9-3, 3 KOs)