Late Report: Perez paints a Picasso on canvass called Calzada

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos by Alan Velasquez

The crack of lightning and boom of thunder outside were no match for the fireworks in the ring on Friday night at the Salon Madrid as Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing presented Colorado fans an exciting five bout card that had the crowd on their feet for most of the night. Local fan favorite Manny ‘Manos’ Perez delighted his family and supporters with a beautiful performance of skillful boxing. Raul ‘Chino’ Carillo had no issues with Jeremiah ‘Jett’ Torres in their five rounder. Joey Montoya picked up a W and ‘Terrible’ Tommy Atencio returned to the squared circle with a victory. Continue reading

Tuesday Night Fights tonight in Philadelphia

Tuesday Night Fights, a unique Philadelphia boxing event that will feature young talent in the Delaware Valley, will make its debut on Tuesday at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management, Tuesday Night Fights will showcase both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various local boxing gyms. The plan is to make Tuesday Night Fights a monthly event at 2300 Arena. Tonight’s card will feature five professional fights and four amateur bouts. Highlighting the professional side is a six-round middleweight match between Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1) of ABC Rec Center in North Philadelphia and Jeremy Trussell (8-1-1) from Baltimore, Md. Also, Keith Downs (2-0), representing the Willingboro Recreation Center, faces Robert Sweeney (2-0) from the Marian Anderson Rec Center, South Philadelphia, in a four-round middleweight contest.

Estrada-Vukosa full report

By Mark Vaz at ringside

Before a crowd of 500-plus enthusiastic fans Saturday night at the Royal Night Club in Boston, come-backing former amateur standout Steve “The Gentle Giant” Vukosa was successful in his ring return upsetting former Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada over eight rounds via a majority decision. The 6’5″ southpaw – who’s last ring appearance was in May of 2002 – looked tentative over the first few rounds, circling the more aggressive Estrada, throwing one punch at a time giving Estrada good counterpunching opportunities. Once Vukosa began to let his hands go more frequently at the urging of his trainers, Jimmy Farrell and Kenny Butler, he found that he could land crisp, sharp combinations, eventually cutting Estrada over the right eye, which swelled shut almost immediately, severely handicapping Estrada’s defense. Much to his credit, Estrada continued his forward march, but with his punch output slowing, Vukosa was able to steal much of the second half of the contest to pull off the victory 76-75, 78-72 with one judge calling it even 76-76. FightNews saw the bout 76-76, four rounds apiece. Vukosa remains unbeaten at 9-0 (4) while Estrada slips to 20-5 with 6 knockouts, with all of his losses to top rated heavyweights. Continue reading

Lozano-Tostado collide Friday in Tampa

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc will continue their Summer Series this Friday from the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, FL, in the 3rd installment of the season and their 25th Anniversary of the series a special show with three titles fights on the same night. In the main event local favorite Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-1, 9 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida will face Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (13-2, 6 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico in a bout schedule for 10 rounds for the interim WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. This will be Lozano’s 7th bout at the A La Carte having lost only once, Tostado is 1-0 at the venue where he beat Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal on the last season series. The winner of this bout must face Vidal for the absolute Latin title.

Also WBO Intercontinental champion Andrey Klimov (17-1, 8 KOs) of Klimovsk, Russia will square off with Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (14-2, 11 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico in bout schedule for 10 rounds in the jr. lightweight division. Continue reading

Escalera replaces Allen in Aug 8 FNF co-feature

Undefeated super middleweight Lennox Allen suffered a rib injury in training and has been forced to pull out of his upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights eight-round co-feature bout against Hungarian teenage phenom Norbert Nemesapati (14-0, 13KOs) next Friday in Fallon, NV. In Allen’s place will be the heavy-handed Puerto Rican brawler Jason “El Monstruo” Escalera (14-2-1, 12KOs), fresh off of his decision victory over previously undefeated Naim Terbunja on July 18. Headlining the card will be top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KOs) facing Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KOs) in the 10-round feature bout of the evening. Opening up the teleacst will be the highly anticipated pro-debut of China’s 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist Zhang Zhilei, in a four-round heavyweight special attraction. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Let’s Get It On Promotions, in association with Rumble Time Promotions, Jean Pascal Promotions, Dynasty Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

Porter, Brook Quick Quotes

IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter and undefeated welterweight contender Kell Brook held an international media conference call Monday to discuss their August 16 fight card taking place at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Kell Brook: August 16 it’s me and Shawn Porter in the ring, I’m more than ready…I think the fans around the world are going to see what I can really do and see the best of me.”

Shawn Porter: “I don’t consider my fights auditions, they’re performances. Yes Floyd Mayweather is on the clock, we’re all hoping we’re next in line…I’m undefeated against undefeated boxers. I look forward to carrying my belt out of the ring August 16.”

Douglin faces Mercedes on Saturday in St Maarten

The Caribbean Island paradise of St Maarten will be abuzz when rising middleweight and Nuvo TV’s “Knockout” champion Denis “Mommas Boy” Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) returns to the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg on Saturday night to face hard hitting Eduardo Mercedes (25-11, 21 KOs) in the ten round main event of the card promoted by Bobby Ottley’s B.O.S.E. Promotions. Douglin captured the Nuvo title with a win over the former USBA champion Charles “Killa” Whitaker back in June. The opportunity gave him the chance to get to work with renowned trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. Now he will look to take what he learned from the father of the pound for pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and show the “new and improved” Denis Douglin against Mercedes. He must be wary though of Mercedes because he packs a lot of power, having won twenty-one of his twenty-five victories by way of knockout.

The eight bout card will also have a long awaited ten round grudge match for the IBO female heavyweight world title bout as New York State heavyweight champion Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (9-1-2, 1 KO) battles it out with five time world champion Carlette “The Truth” Ewell (15-7-1, 9KOs). Continue reading

Geales’ manager: Golovkin is one of the best middleweights of all time

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin should be rated up there with greatest 160-pounders ever according to Bill Treacy, the manager of two-time middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale. “After watching Golovkin defeat Daniel Geale I rate him up there with the best middleweights of all time,” stated Treacy. “Golovkin’s demeanor, the strength in his body and his punches and his focus show that he is the best middleweight in the world. Only super middleweight Andre Ward would maybe have the skills to defeat Golovkin. The Golovkin camp have said that he can make 154 pounds and if he can maintain power he would be too strong for Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather could not stay away from Golovkin for twelve rounds.”

“Daniel will arrive back in Australia on Tuesday. He will go back into training very soon and there are many options for him including possible fights with WBC champion Miguel Cotto and IBF champion Sam Soliman. The Soliman v Geale is a fight Australian boxing fans “Down Under” would be anxious to see.”

GGG = Golovkin Gores Geale: Full Report/Gallery

Ringside Report by: Matt Richardson Photos by: Emily Harney

Miguel Cotto better watch out! In yet another dominant and impressive performance on Saturday night, WBA/IBO middleweight titleholder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin staked his claim as the top middleweight in the sport with a blowout, third round stoppage victory against former belt-holder Daniel Geale. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) won the opening round, knocked down Geale on a glancing shot in the second and crushed him with a hard right in the third, prompting referee Mike Ortega to call an ending to the bout at the 2:47 mark. The fight was the main event of a card televised by HBO and hosted at Madison Square Garden.

“I want a unification fight with Miguel (the WBC middleweight champion) and (IBF middleweight titleholder Sam) Soliman to prove I’m the best,” Golovkin stated at the post-fight press conference. “Give me a big fight or big name and I’ll show you my technique.” More

Soliman targets GGG

soliman-kalin300By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman talked to to say he was impressed with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s three round stoppage of Daniel “Real Deal” Geale on Saturday, but also mentions the WBA champion can still be defeated.

“Golovkin was at his very best on Saturday in Madison Square Garden when he stopped Daniel Geale in three rounds,” said Soliman. “I don’t think Daniel was mentally prepared for the fight. He did not box at the top level or show his normal confidence as he did when he defeated Felix Sturm in Germany. I’m sure Daniel will come back better than before. I’m still confident I can defeat GGG. Boxing is all about styles and I know my style would give him problems. Golovkin’s management would know I have the style to cause a major upset and take ‘GGG’ to school. I have a fight date later this year in the USA but will be free in March or April next year if Gennady wants to get it on. I’m hoping Gennady’s management will take up the challenge.”

Elton Dharry headlines Friday in NYC

On Friday night, Elton Dharry Promotions will presents its inaugural boxing event at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. In the main event, the show’s promoter, Elton Dharry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) will look for his 13th consecutive victory when he takes on Antwan Robertson (9-1-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout. In six rounders super bantamweight Ryan Ramayya (1-0-2, 1 KO) will battle Josh Crespo (1-1-2, 1 KO) and jr welter Mikkel Lespierre (5-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on Pedro Andres (1-3, 1 KO). Five four-round bouts are also scheduled. Tickets are $100 for ringside and $50 for general admission.

After 12 year layoff, Boston bus driver Steve Vukosa shocks U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada

In his first fight in over twelve years, heavyweight Steve Vukosa (9-0, 4 KOs) scored a huge upset in defeating 2004 US Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (20-5, 6 KOs) by eight round majority decision on Saturday night at the Royale nightclub in Boston. The 37-year-old Vukosa, a Boston bus driver, won by scores of 76-76, 79-74, 78-76 against Estrada, whose company Big Six Entertainment promoted the event.

Geale: I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin

Former two-time middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 13 KOs) gave it his all in a losing effort against fearsome WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night inside New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden Arena. “I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin,” said Geale. “He’s one of the best fighters in boxing and certainly the biggest puncher in the sport. I did my best to come out strong but he was the better man tonight. Want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Garrie Francisco for everything they’ve done for me and my family. I’m going to take a few weeks off and evaluate my future.”

Promoter Gary Shaw added, “I have nothing but great respect for Daniel Geale who did his best tonight. He fought hard against a great fighter who I believe is a pound for pound champion in Golovkin.”

Guerrero stops Shigee

Report/photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Former IBF super flyweight world champion Rodrigo “Gatito” Guerrero (21-5-1, 13 KOs) scored a TKO over previously unbeaten Takahiro Shigee (11-0-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos La Roca in Epazoyucan, México. The bout was stopped between rounds eight and nine.

With the win, Guerrero claimed vacant WBC International silver bantamweight title.


GIANT Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (28-5-1, 9 KOs), 135, impressively kept his national belt as he badly dropped ex-WBC youth champ Tsukasa Saito (19-3, 14 KOs), 135, in the fourth and accelerated his persistent attack to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:13 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday (July 23) in Tokyo, Japan. Kato, a shaven skulled boxer-puncher, accurately penetrated Saito’s loose guard with a solid left-right combination to hurt him so effectively that the loser absorbed much punishment as the contest progressed. Kato made his seventh successful defense to his credit. Continue reading

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) Saturday night before 8,572 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Geale in round two with a barrage of punches. The end came in round three when Golovkin dropped Geale again with a huge right hand. Time was 2:47. Making the win all the more impressive is Geale had connected with a hard punch just a fraction of a second before Golovkin’s punch landed and Golovkin’s blow still carried KO power. photos

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made quick work of Henry Auraad (16-9-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Benavides dropped Auraad twice in the first round before the bout was halted after 1:50. Benavides won the NABF Youth title.

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over veteran Juan Ruiz (23-15, 7 KOs) in a featherweight contest. Valdez pressed the action against Ruiz, doing significant damage to the body en route to a 80-71 shutout on all cards. The survival-minded Ruiz, who was deducted a point in the eighth round, has never been stopped. He dropped his ninth straight fight.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (16-0, 12 KOs) was impressive in winning a six round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga (15-16, 15 KOs). McCumby dropped Gbenga in round five on the way to a 60-53, 60-53, 60-53 sweep on the scorecards. photos

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former three-division world champion Fernando “KOchulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus “Chito” Rios (30-5-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. It was a liver shot that put Rios down for the count. Montiel is looking to win a fourth world title in the featherweight division.

In the co-feature, former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (18-9-4, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Junior Granados (13-2-1, 8 KOs) in a jr flyweight bout. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 97-95. photos

Karpency cruises, Bergman upset

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (23-4) captured the NABA-US light heavyweight title over Dahfir Smith (27-24) by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision. Karpency controlled the pace from the outset both landing at will and often with a sharp jab and combinations. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 98-92. No knockdowns were recorded.

In a matchup of hard hitting heavies, undefeated Ahkror “Aha” Muralimov (16-0) upset local bigman Jason Bergman (23-11) to win the NABA-US heavyweight title. Bergman cruised in the first stanza, but Muralimov caught Bergman early in the 2nd with a looping left hook knocking Bergman to the canvas. After beating the count, a clearly hurt Bergman was floored again with a right hand and left hook combination which forced referee Rick Steigerwalt to halt the action at 2:38 of the second round. Continue reading

Jennings edges Perez on “docked” point

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a fight between unbeaten heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KO’s) won a razor thin split decision against Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KOs). Scores read 115-112 and 114-113 for Jennings against a 114-113 tally for Perez. It was a close, tactical fight with Perez doing well early and Jennings doing well late. A final round point deduction from Perez for holding and hitting by referee Harvey Dock was the deciding factor in the fight. Without which the fight would’ve been scored a draw. photos

Afolabi, Harrison, Rodriguez win on MSG undercard

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Cruiserweight Ola Afolabi beat up Anthony Caputo Smith in three rounds. Afolabi (21-3-4, 9 KO’s) hurt Caputo in the second and knocked him down twice in the third. After the second knockdown, referee Steve Smoger took a close look at Caputo Smith in the corner and, on the advice of the ringside physician, elected to call a halt to the carnage. Impressive and exciting win for Afolabi, the former cruiserweight title challenger. Caputo Smith, who was cut over the left eye, is now 15-4 with 10 knockout victories.

Welterweight Dusty Harrison (23-0, 12 KO’s) won a unanimous decision in a dull fight against journeyman Wilfredo Acuna (14-15, 11 KO’s). All three judges submitted identical scores of 80-72. Acuna was hurt in the fourth and fifth rounds but Harrison couldn’t capitalize enough to score a knockout or even a knockdown. Dull fight and an uninspiring performance from the DC-based Harrison.

The first bout of the night on the Golovkin-Geale under card only lasted 43 seconds. That’s due to a left hook to the body of Yankton Southern delivered from unbeaten junior welterweight Julian Rodriguez. The shot was so effective that it left Southern on the canvas for a rare, full 10-count. With the victory, Rodriguez moves his overall ledger to 5-0 with three wins via stoppage. Southern is just 4-6, 4 KOs.

Shindo renounces WBC female 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC female flyweight champ Go Shindo (14-2, 9 KOs) renounced her belt just a day before the WBC purse bidding between Shindo and official challenger Arely Mucino of Mexico on Friday. Her manager/promoter Tetsuya Harada of Kuratoki Promotions submitted the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) a written relinquishment of the championship because of Shindo’s physical and mental unfitness to participate in the mandatory defense. The JBC accordingly announced its receipt of the said renunciation to our mass media, which reported it big here. The vacant WBC belt will be disputed by Arely Mucino and another to be designated by the WBC soon.

Stieglitz stops Khomitsky; Hammer wins WBO female belt by controversial DQ

By Karl Freitag

A pair of strange endings on Saturday’s SES Boxing card at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany.

In the main event, two-time former world champion Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over against WBO #9 Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky (29-11-2, 12 KOs). It was a bloody affair with Khomitsky suffering a deep gash on the top his head and Stieglitz was cut over the right eye. The bout was stopped at the beginning of round ten when referee Lagosz Zbigniew ruled Khomitsky’s corner was wasting too much time when retaping Khomitsky’s gloves. Stieglitz appeared headed toward a decision win prior to the bizarre stoppage.

A bout for the vacant WBO female jr middleweight title ended in a controversial fifth round disqualification. 37-year-old multi-division former champion Anne Sophie Mathis (27-4, 23 KOs) seemingly knocked out reigning female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (18-0, 8 KOs), but after some confusion it was ruled by referee Manfred Küchler that the KO punch landed behind Hammer’s head and Mathis was disqualified to a chorus of boos. Replays show the punch appeared to be on the ear.

In other action, former light heavyweight world title challenger and WBO #3/WBA #7 rated Robin Krasniqi (42-3, 16 KOs) outscored WBA #8/WBO #15 Oleksandr Cherviak (14-4-1, 4 KOs) by scores of 117-111, 117-111, 118-110.

WBO #8 rated light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (16-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Daniel Regi (22-10, 11 KOs) over twn by scores of 100-87 on all three cards. Continue reading

Saunders KOs Blandamura for Euro middle title

Despite the pullouts of Tyson Fury and stablemate Eddie Chambers, boxing still took place Saturday at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. In the main event, undefeated middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over previously unbeaten Emanuele Blandamura (22-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant European title. A crushing right hand prompted a standing count from the referee and Blandamura’s corner threw in the towel.

Other notable results:

Hot middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr (17-0, 12 KOs) annihilated Ivan Jukic (19-3, 12 KOs) in the first round. Jukic on the deck twice.

Unbeaten British jr middleweight titleholder Liam Smith (17-0-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jason Welborn (15-3, 6 KOs) with a body shot in round six.

Unbeaten lightweight Terry Flanagan (25-0, 9 KOs) battered Martin Gethin (24-6-1, 11 KOs) for seven rounds and Gethin was unable to continue after round seven. Flanagan won the vacant British lightweight title.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Liam Williams (10-0-1, 5 KOs) scores a sixth round TKO over Ronnie Heffron (15-2, 5 KOs). Heffron couldn’t come out for round seven.

Roy Jones Jr. outclasses and stops Courtney Fry in five rounds in Latvia

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr (58-8, 41 KOs) easily defended his WBU (German version) cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones outclassed Fry before flooring him with a left hook at the end round five. Fry’s corner pulled the plug after the round. Jones then delighted the Latvian audience by rapping along with a recording of his song “Can’t be touched.” Fry lost his third straight fight.

Light heavyweight Maxim Vlasov (29-1, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Ruben Eduardo Acosta (28-9-5, 10 KOs). A series of punches send Acosta to the deck and he didn’t beat the count. Time 1:43. Vlasov wins the vacant WBC Baltic Sea title.

Cooper crushes Chaiyonggym in one

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian super bantamweight champion Jason “Nugget” Cooper (11-2-1, 6 KOs) bombed out Phissanuthap Chaiyonggym ( 4-11-1) in round one of scheduled ten round main event at the Queensland State a Equestrian Centre, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Referee Tony Kettlewell crowned Cooper at 2.08. Cooper captured the IBO Asia Pacific title. The last loss that Cooper suffered was in China against Qiu Xiao Jun in February of WBC world Yourh title bout. Continue reading

Ramirez captures the CA state 130lb title

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Renzo Novara

Boxing is often called the theatre of the unexpected. This weekend in general it proved to be true since in southern California major fights went by the wayside days before their scheduled time including the Christopher Martin-Efrain Esquivias fight in Ontario, the Ivan Morales-Sergio Frias in Indio and the semi-main event of Bobby D. Presents’ “San Diego Fights: Border War II” in which current female NABF junior flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez was to participate in. With no time to find a replacement, California Hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis had to settle to present to his audience only four fights. Nobody complained since all four bouts featuring local San Diego and Tijuana talent were full of action as well as a musical performance and interviews conducted by Benny Ricardo during the intermission of the afore mentioned Enriquez, two-time world champ Jolene Blackshear and undefeated interim WBC Latino jr. welterweight champion Emanuel Robles. Continue reading

Yorgey draws with Mitchell

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before a raucous crowd, talented middleweight “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-2, 12KOs) was forced to settle for a draw with late replacement Eric “Murder” Mitchell (23-11-2, 11KOs). In the six round co-feature of the Pro-am card promoted by Andre Acuna’s Lionheart Promotions, welterweight Rolando “Iron Man” Chinea stepped up in competition as he moved to (9-0-1, 6KOs) with a 3rd round retirement of Osnel “Prince of Darkness” Charles (10-10-1, 1KO). Continue reading

Weights from Washington, PA

Tommy Karpency 174 vs. Dhafir Smith 174.5
(NABA-US light heavyweight title)
Jason Bergman 256 vs. Akhror Muralimov 256
(NABA-US heavyweight title)
Cian Dalton 172 vs. Larry Blakey 171
Dan Karpency 157 vs. Rick Morias 160
Amonte Everhart 150 vs. Glen Walls 150

Venue: Meadows Casino, Washington, Pennsylvania 7:30PM Tonight
Promoter: Frank Luca’s Crown Boxing

Dunn halts Oushi in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight Zac Dunn (14-0, 12 KOs) stopped Japanese visitor Yutaka Oushi (11-4, 6 KOs) in round four of scheduled twelve round main event the Shoppingtown hotel, Doncaster, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Referee Allan McColl called it off at 1.54. Dunn captured the WBC Eurasia Pacific 168 pound title. Former amateur star Dunn controlled all the rounds before the stoppage. Dunn was a regular sparring partner for Sam Soliman successful IBF middleweight challenge in Germany. Continue reading

Golovkin, Jennings are tonight’s betting favorites

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a whopping -1000 favorite to defend his title tonight at Madison Square Garden. Geale backers can get +800. In the HBO co-feature, heavyweight Bryant Jennings is a -225 nod to defeat Mike Perez, who is at +175. Perez came 11 pounds heavier than his previous fight

With Tyson Fury pulling out of his bout against Alexander Ustinov, the most notable name fighting in Europe today is future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., who is -500 to defeat Courtney Frye (+500) in Latvia.

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY as Antoine “Action” Douglas and Michel Soro battled to a ten round draw in a battle for the vacant WBA International middleweight title. The co-main event also delivered back-and-forth action as power punching Jerry Odom over came a cut and crafty southpaw and fellow undefeated super middle Vilier Quinonez to remain unbeaten and annex the WBC FECARBOX belt. Continue reading