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Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...
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- Parker chops down 6'7 Dimitrenko in three
- Q&A: world championship official Danrex Tapdasan
- Classy performance by Fuzile wins SA title
- Shocker: Dominguez KOs "Payasito" in four
- Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez
- Petrov punishes and stops Perez in WBA lightweight eliminator
- Mike Lee stays unbeaten, defeats Traietti
- Weights from New Zealand
- Ex-champs Herrera and Cano clash Nov 18
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Unbeaten IBF and WBO #1 rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided third round KO over 6’7 Alexander Dimitrenko (38-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand. Parker was sharp and accurate, hurting Dimitrenko with practically everything he threw. He dropped the Ukranian giant in round one with a left/right combination. Parker sent Dimitrenko to the canvas two more times in round two. Dimitrenko went down for the fourth time from a body shot in round three and while he was on a knee still clinging to Parker, the Kiwi blasted him again with a shot to the side. Dimitrenko writhed around on the canvas as he was counted out by referee Marlon Wright, who didn’t see the foul. Time was 1:38.
With the win, Parker is expected to move to either a November world title against IBF champion Anthony Joshua, or possibly meet Andy Ruiz for the WBO belt should Tyson Fury be stripped as expected.
Earlier, unbeaten WBO #12 heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs) remained undefeated with a second round TKO over journeyman Gregory Tony (21-7, 16 KOs). Tony down three times.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Globe-trotting world championship referee and judge Danrex Tapdasan talks to Fightnews.com about his career as referee and also his occupation as a lawyer in the Philippines. Danrex also mentions his admiration for three of the best referees in the world in Jack Reiss, Tony Weeks and Kenny Bayliss. He also comments on Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
By Ron Jackson
In only his fifth fight as a professional, Azinga Fuzile outthought and outgunned the rather tame Macbute Sinyabi to win the South African featherweight title on a unanimous 12 rounds points decision before a packed Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.
Judge Simphiwe Mbini scored it 117-110 and judges Andile Matika and Lulama Mtya had it 118-109 and 117-109. (more…)
Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes
In a huge upset, unheralded super bantamweight Emmanuel “Veneno” Dominguez (19-5-2, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout against WBO #5, WBC #5, WBA #10 bantamweight and former WBO interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (31-11-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The fight ended when Dominguez ripped a brutal left hook to the liver of Hernandez. “Payasito” crumpled to his hands and knees for the full ten. Time was 1:20. Dominguez claimed Hernandez’ Mexican domestic super bantamweight title with the win.
Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round majority decision over Hanzel Martinez (23-3, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). In a closely contested fight, Ruiz won the previously vacant WBA international super bantamweight title. The scores were 95-95, 98-92, 97-93. Martinez is the brother-in-law of Antonio Margarito.
Unbeaten bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) claimed the WBA-NABA title scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Tony Lopez, Jr. (11-2, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). The scores were 95-95, 97-93, 96-94.
Undefeated welterweight John Vera (15-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Milorad Zizic (12-2, 6 KOs). In round two Vera knocked down Zizic twice. The referee called off the fight. Time was 2:15.
By David Robinett at ringside
In the Estrella TV main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, lightweight Petr Petrov, (38-4-2, 18 KOs), ran his winning streak to six fights, earning a stoppage victory over Michael Perez, (24-2-2, 11 KOs), when Perez’s corner called the fight off after the bell to end round six of a scheduled twelve-round bout. The fight was sanctioned as a WBA Lightweight eliminator and with the win, Petrov is next in line to fight for the WBA lightweight title against the winner of the rematch between current champion Jorge Linares and former champion Anthony Crolla.
Both fighters circled the ring working behind their jab in round one but Petrov was a little busier and appeared to take the round. In round two, Petrov landed a right hook that seemed to cause a brief delayed wobble by Perez, and then moments later another right hook to the head dropped Perez. Perez rose from the canvas but looked shaky and was bleeding over his right eye. Some sharp body shots and another right hook hurt Perez late in the round but the bell rang before Petrov could finish him. Petrov continued to rock Perez in round three, but Perez was able to tie up Petrov more effectively and get through the round without another knockdown. However Perez’s right eye continued to deteriorate, with a cut below the eye to go along with the previous cut above it. (more…)
By Craig Wick at ringside
In a battle for the IBF-USBA light heavyweight titles, Notre Dame alumnus and ‘Subway’ pitchman, Mike Lee (18-0, 10 KOs) took a crowd pleasing, hard fought ten-round decision over the gritty Chris Traietti (21-4, 17 KOs) Quincy, MA. Other than a right hand to the head midway through the second that briefly dropped Traietti, neither fighter found themselves on the deck. The majority of the contest was fought at tight quarters, with the power of Lee the difference in most of the exchanges. Traietti, as gritty and determined as they come, battled through a possible broken nose in round five to make things interesting down the stretch. At the end, however, the combination punching and power by Lee simplified the scoring, with two judges seeing it 99-90 and the third carding it 98-91, all for Lee. Excellent effort by both men.
Highly touted Chicago prospect, Ed “Bad Boy” Brown, took out Robert Acevedo (13-17-3, 1 KO) Union City, NJ in the third round of a scheduled junior welterweight eight. Brown took two rounds to find the range, however when he did, a crushing right hand to the head was all it took, spinning Acevedo around in his own corner, unable to continue. Time of the stoppage was 1:43. With the win, Brown improves to 19-0, 16 KOs. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron
New Zealand hevayweight Joseph Parker is relishing “fighting like a small man” as he looks to get past massive Russian Alexander Dimitrenko to keep his world title dream alive.
The size of the assignment in front of Parker was there for all to see on Friday when the official weigh-in was held at the Manukau Events Centre, the venue for Saturday night’s fight.
Parker will give away over 15 pounds to Dimitrenko. Parker tipped the scales 240.3 while Dimitrenko weighed 253.8
The big fights keep coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California as perennial contenders and former titleholders Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-6, 7 KOs) and Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) collide on Friday, November 18 in a 10-round super lightweight main event. The fight will be broadcast live as the main event on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.
Herrera is a former WBA interim light welterweight champion and Cano is a former WBA interim super lightweight champion.
By Matt Thompson
Chazz Witherspoon 235 vs. Carlos Sandoval 247
Mike Hilton 198 vs. Brandon Robinson 182
Tommy Rainone 150 vs. Engleberto Valenzuela 147
Donald Smith 126 vs. Brandon Lopez 124
Andy Gonzalez 153 vs. Lionel Charles 150
Quain Davis 250 vs. Jonathan Hafely 326
LeShawn Rodriquez 156 vs. Courtney McCleve 156
Bryan Daniels 198.25 vs. Joshua Flores 198
Solomon Maye 221 vs. Jemorris Jones 210
Venue: Sun National Bank Center
Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Achour Esho 152 vs Eduardo Flores 153
Josh Hernandez 128 vs Juan M Saldana 131
Yousif Saleh 132 vs Hector Fernandez 132
Joshua Greer 120 vs Juan Gabriel Medina 117
Giovanney Cabrera Mioletti 130 vs Gavino Guaman 130
Jessica McCaskill 135 vs Alexandria Williams 136
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Humberto Soto 148 vs Daniel Ruiz 148
Hugo Hernández 114 vs Julio César Martínez 114
Alan Salazar 119 vs Reyes Gutiérrez 118
Héctor Morales 137 vs Diego Flores 137
Venue: Gimnasio Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo CDMX
Tv: Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
Yessica Chávez 111.75 vs Naoko Fujioka 111.60
(WBC female flyweight championship)
Aaron Alameda 118 vs Rafael Reyes 117.50
Alejandro Dávila 147 vs José López 146
Venue: Centro Regional del Deporte de Las Américas
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Undisputed WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus and challenger Anne Sophie Mathis are ready for their historic clash this Saturday, at the Spectrum Arena in Oslo, Norway.
Labeled “Homecoming”, Braekhus will fight for the very first time in front of her home fans, after the Norwegian government lifted the ban on professional boxing earlier this year.
Because the sport had been prohibited for 35 years in her homeland, the “First Lady” had to start her pro career in Germany, and then become a road warrior, competing in Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark and Finland.
When the “Homecoming” fight was announced the 9,000 seat Spectrum Arena sold out in two hours!
Braekhus and Mathis know each other all “Two” well. In September 2012 they went the distance, battling for ten exciting and absorbing rounds, with Cecilia earning a close decision win (97-93 on all three cards) in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Now the 39-year-old challenger will try her utmost to spoil the homely celebration, attempting to take Braekhus’ impressive collection of World Championship belts back home to France.
At today’s official weigh-in, Mathis was slightly lighter than the champ weighing in at 66.3 kg (146.1 lbs) while Braekhus touched the scale at the limit of 66.6 kg (147 lbs.).
Juergen Braehmer 173.1 vs Nathan Cleverly 174.6
(WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship)
Enrico Koelling 174.6 vs Ryno Liebenberg 174.2
(WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Championship)
Artur Mann 201.7 vs Paul Drago 197.1
Vincent Feigenbutz 167.1 vs Guillermo Ruben Andino 169.8
Leon Bauer 166.4 vs Giorgi Khulelidze 166.2
David Price 278.9 vs Ivica Perkovic TBA
Ohara Davies 139.9 vs Chaquib Fadli TBA
Kai Robin Havnaa 196.2 vs Mirnes Denadic 194.7
Alexander Peil 194 vs Grigol Abuladze 202.2
Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
TV: Sky Sports
More news has come out on the undisclosed medical condition that forced WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to pull out of his October 29 rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko. According to ESPN, Fury tested positive for cocaine in a test administered by VADA the day before he pulled out of the bout. The failed drug test could lead to Fury being stripped of the titles.
Report and photos by Joe Koizumi
Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine from the outset, positively battered Thai challenger Anurak Thisa, 120.25, and flattened him for the count at 2:19 of the third round on Friday in Wenzhou, China. Cermeno’s fusillade of punches was a haymaker that put the game challenger flat so that the referee Bruce McTavish tolled a fatal ten.
The newly crowned champ in China last June began to show fireworks in the opening session and had Anurak on the defensive. The second saw Anurak turn aggressive in the beginning, but Cermeno fought back hard with faster combos late in the session. The third became a war with Cermeno being an aggressor whipping the Thailander with more effective shots to the face. The loser was carried out of the ring on a stretcher. Prior to a knockout, the official tallies were as follows: Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) 20-18 for Cermeno, Gustavo Padilla (Panama) and Raul Caiz Jr. (US) both 19-19.
WBA supervisor: Kina Malpartida (Peru).
Promoter: Liu Gang’s Max Power Promotions that presented a very successful show to attract the audience.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The World Boxing Council has reportedly begun a period of free negotiations for a fight for the vacant world flyweight title between world ranked number one Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (36-0, 28 KOs) and second-rated Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (33-2, 24 KOs). In the event of a failure to reach an agreement between the two sides, the fight will go to a Purse Bid on Friday, October 21 at the offices of the World Boxing Council in Mexico City. The belt became vacant when Chocolatito Gonzalez claimed the WBC super flyweight title.
Former WBO interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (31-11-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico faces Emmanuel “Veneno” Dominguez (18-5-2, 12 KOs) of Aguas Caliente, Mexico tonight at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The ten round main event will be the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford fall season opener. Hernandez’ Mexican national super bantamweight will be at stake. This will be the 12th appearance on the program for Hernandez who is currently ranked in the world #5 WBO, #5 WBC, and #10 WBA.
What do you know about Dominguez?
He brings a respectable record. He has youth and strength going for him. Aside from that, I don’t know too much more about him. (more…)
Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0 12 KOs) will make the first defense of his title against Russia’s Artur Akavov (16-1 7 KOs) on Frank Warren’s October 22 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff show. Akavov, 28, holds the WBO European Middleweight title and is currently enjoying an eleven-fight winning streak stretching back to 2012.
Billy Joe Saunders: “Nothing comes easy in boxing and I’m definitely not taking Akavov for granted. He’s a strong fighter and very dangerous and if I don’t come in 100 percent then he could cause an upset in my first title defence. I’m going to make sure I’m in the shape of my life and give Akavov the toughest night he’s ever had, he’s never been stopped before so this is going to be a first for him!”
Artur Akavov: “I know why they picked me as an opponent. Although I am very honoured and proud to fight for the WBO World Championship, at the same time, I promise to prove that the Saunders camp were gravely mistaken with whatever they were expecting of me in the ring. I represent my family first and my country and that alone will not let me fail.”
WBA super lightweight champion Ricky Burns will land a huge showdown with Adrien Broner if he successfully defends his WBA world title against mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on October 7. Three-division champ Burns makes the first defense of the belt he won in style in May, knocking out Michele Di Rocco in the same arena in eight rounds.
The Coatbridge ace faces the hard-hitting Relikh in his 12th World title fight in his glittering career, and the carrot of a blockbuster battle with four-weight champion Broner, with the brash Cincinnati man heading to Scotland for the fight next week to take a close look at the ‘Rickster’.
“We were pretty much there in terms of the deal to fight Broner but because of issues out of the ring we all decided to fight Relikh and try and clear the mandatory before securing the fight against Broner in December,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Adrien contacted me this week and said he is coming to Glasgow on October 7 to watch the fight and if Ricky defeats Relikh I expect that fight to get made without any problems.”
By Ron Jackson
If four-fight novice Azinga Fuzile beats veteran Macbute Sinyabi when they meet for Sinyabi’s South African featherweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night, this could be one of the biggest upsets in South African boxing in recent years.
Sinyabi who has also held the South African junior featherweight title has been fighting as a pro since June 2006 and compiled a record 29-4, 20 KOs, whereas Fuzile has only won four fights through 22 rounds since making his professional debut in April this year.
However, in the sport of boxing anything can happen as Fuzile goes in against an opponent far better than any of the four opponents he has met before. (more…)
Photo: All Star Boxing
Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez 122 vs Emanuel “Veneno” Dominguez 121
Hugo “Verdugo” Guarneros 112 vs Sacarias Medina Mora 115
Uriel “Yuca” Lopez 122 vs Jorge “Bolillo” Gomez 123
Juan “Marciano” Lopez 158 vs Elliot Cano 161
Kevin “Muneco” Nava 135 vs Jeovanny “Halconcito” De La Cruz 133
Ricardo “Tiburon” Reza 122 vs Aaron “Gallito Asil” Arreola 120
Edwin Campos 119 vs Edwin “Dominico” Martinez 117
Promoter: All Star Boxing
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Kevin Barry who trains IBF #1, WBO #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about his charge who will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand.
A major topic discussed at the Second WBC Female Convention, this past January in Tijuana, was a Flyweight Tournament for the Diamond Belt, and now it’s due to come to fruition.
After months of hard work, this historic event will be launched in October with three tremendous fights. WBC World Champion Yessica “Kika” Chavez starts the action on October 1st, defend her title against Japanese ring veteran and multiple-time World Champion Naoko Fujioka in Ecatepec, Mexico. (more…)
Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
Hanzel Martinez 122 vs Erik Ruiz 121
(Vacant WBA Super Bantamweight Championship)
Tony Lopez Jr. 118 vs Stephon Young 117
(Vacant WBA-NABA Bantamweight Championship)
John Vera 154 vs Milorad Zizic 153.5
Randy Moreno 134 vs Fabian Alaniz 134.5
Jeremy Nichols 147.5 vs Marquis Hawthorn 146
Max Ornelas 118 vs Mulapi Enjani 116.5
Sal Lopez 131 vs Kenneth Taylor 129
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
Venue: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Super featherweights Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KOs) and Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs) will collide for the WBC interim super featherweight title on December 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The fight will be televised on HBO, which is shaping up to have a big November/December after a largely down year.
Matias Entertainment and Black Tiger Promotions have announced the big pay-per-view clash between Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez Jr. at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been pushed back from October 8 to October 29. The reason given is the big blackout that hit Puerto Rico last week forced a reshuffling of the events at the arena.
Photo: Tom Barnes
Mike Lee 173 vs Chris Traietti 174
Alantez Fox 163.5 vs Ronald Montes 162
Ed Brown 144 vs Robert Acevedo 140.5
Nick Mazurek 246 vs Tommy Washington Jr 277
Martez McGregor 175 vs Rick Reed 178
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Venue: UIC FORUM, Chicago, Illinois
By Karl Freitag
World boxing sanctioning bodies are still awaiting specifics on the undisclosed medical condition that forced WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to pull out of his October 29 rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko.
WBA President Gilberto J. Mendoza stated, “We have already made two requests to Tyson Fury’s team to get the medical report so we could know his medical status in full detail. And regarding what actions we might take — everything will depend on the reports. He could be named a ‘champion in recess,’ the championship could become vacant, but we won’t know until we have the medical report.”
The WBO World Championship Committee has given Team Fury ten days to supply Fury’s physician’s complete psychological/mental evaluation and diagnosis of his condition, Fury’s prognosis for recovery and his expected return to competition, plus a physician’s opinion of whether it is likely Fury will be able to return to competitive condition within 180 days. If the requested information isn’t received, “the Committee will proceed with the necessary appropriate action without the benefit of an appeal.”
Photo: Fantasy Springs
Michael Perez 135 vs. Petr Petrov 134
(WBA lightweight eliminator)
Genaro Gamez 134.4 vs. Vernon Alston 131.2
Alexis Rocha 147.8 vs. Colbert Lozoya 147.6
Luis Coria 128 vs. Noe Munoz 129
Javier Padilla 120 vs. Richard Morales 115
Jonathan Navarro 141.4 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 140
Bastie Samir 167 vs. Sijuola Ade Shabazz 166.4
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV
There are a few notable fighters on Saturday’s Braehmer-Cleverly undercard at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
– WBO #11, IBF #12 heavyweight David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) takes on 42-year-old journeyman Ivica Perkovic (22-30, 17 KOs) in a six-round fight that appears to be a mismatch.
– Former WBA interim super middleweight champion and currently WBA #9 rated Vincent Feigenbutz (23-2, 21 KOs) faces Guillermo Ruben Andino (10-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder.
– IBF #6, WBA #11, WBO #12 light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (21-1, 6 KOs) battles Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the WBA Inter-Continental belt.
In 2017, King’s Promotions will present a double-elimination tournament that will feature hot prospects in the 140 pound division. Applicants for the tournament must have double-digit wins and no more than two losses. Besides the fight purses, there will be a prize of $15,000 for the winner, $10,000 for the runner-up and $5,000 for third place.
“We are looking for the next contenders and champions in the junior welterweight division,” said King’s Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman. “We already have several quality fighters that have expressed a big interest in entering. We feel that there are a lot of fighters out there in this weight class that fit the criteria for what we are looking for and I am eager to hear from some of them.”
IBF #2, WBC #3, WBA #3, WBO #4 light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (10-0, 10 KOs) faces WBO #10 rated Isidro Ranoni Prieto (26-1-3, 22 KOs) in a real power punching affair on December 23 in Gatineau as part of the GYM Boxing Series, presented by the Casino de Lac Leamy in collaboration with Videotron.
“Despite the claims of some promoters and light heavyweight challengers,” said promoter Yvon Michel. “It’s a fact that Artur Beterbiev is the most dangerous and biggest threat to all of the world light heavyweight champions All contenders for titles change their minds when it comes to getting in the same ring with him.”
Report, photos by Joe Koizumi
Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line against unbeaten Thailander Anurak Thisa (17-0, 5 KOs), PABA (Pan American Boxing Association) titlist, tomorrow (Friday) in Wenzhou, China. Having gained the vacant WBA belt by a fine final-round stoppage over Xiao Jun Qiu in Beijing last June, Cermeno returned to China to make his initial defense against the Thai prospect under the promoter Niwat Laosuwanwat. Though it was rumored Cermeno would be overweight, he finely make the 122-pound class limit, while Anurak scaled in at 54.75 kg (120.75 pounds). It may be hard to predict the result since we haven’t had enough data on the Thai challenger, though he boasts of an unblemished mark in seventeen bouts. (more…)
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