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- Canelo wins split decision over Lara
- Mares wins snoozer; Vargas TKOs Juanma in 3; Herrera wins WBA interim 140lb belt
- Kameda retains WBO bantam title with brutal KO
- Abril to defend belt against Tatli in Finland
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- Lacy claims opponent switch on televised fight
- Explosive wins for Jantony and Freddy Ortiz
By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen
In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KOs) of South Philly won a ten round unanimous decision Maurice Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of North Philly to claim the vacant Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia. Jennings outworked Byarm to earn a 97-93, 96-94, 96-94 verdict.
Jr middleweight “King” Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) scored a surprisingly one-sided fifth round TKO over Jesus Soto-Karass (24-8-3, 16 KOs). Rosado was on the attack from the opening bell until referee Steve Smoger waved it off at 2:06 of the fifth with Soto-Karass under heavy fire.
Fast rising light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (9-0, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Damar Singleton (8-1, 4 KOs) over six, but failed to impress. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55. more photos
By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
As the icy rain fell outside, Rumble Time Promotions, turned up the heat at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center in St. Charles, MO, Friday night. In an upset, veteran light heavyweight, Shannon Miller (25-47-8, 18 KOs) made the trip from his home in Columbus, MS tripping up local favorite, Shawn Hammack (21-8-2, 15 KOs), winning a unanimous 6 round decision. (more…)
In a clash for the English heavyweight title and final eliminator for the British and Commonwealth championship, unbeaten 2008 Olympic gold medalist David Price (12-0, 10 KOs) destroyed John McDermott (26-8, 17 KOs) in the first round on Saturday at Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool, England. The 6’8 Price dropped McDermott three times, the third time for the count. The bout lasted 73 seconds.
Maurice Byarm 244.5 vs. Bryant Jennings 220
Jesus Sot-Karass 154 vs. Gabriel Rosado 153.5
Doel Carrasquillo 149 vs. Ray Robinson 148.5
Lenwood Dozier 146 vs. Jose Perlata Alejo 145
Damar Singleton 176.5 vs. Sullivcan Barrera 174.5
Pedro Andres 136 vs. Naim Nelson 137.5
David Gonzales 142 vs. Korey Pritchett 141
Venue: Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: NBC Sports Network
Tickets: available $45 & $65
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Gabriel Barron
On Friday afternoon, Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions along with representatives from the Gonzalez Sports Academy held a well attended press conference at the popular Brew House in Eastlake, CA, a suburb of San Diego, CA, to officially announce their Friday, January 27th, fight card “Champions of Tomorrow”. The event will be held on the grounds of the Gonzalez Sports Academy, a 29,000 square foot facility which houses three volleyball courts, a track and field installation, batting cages and pitching mounds along with an impressive weight room which recently former welterweight champion Antonio Margarito used as he prepared for his Miguel Cotto rematch. For more details and photos click here…
Cuban boxing sensation and two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux may have lulled fight fans at The Palms to sleep with several painfully tentative rounds against Rico Ramos, but he woke them up with a sensational sixth round knockout to claim the WBA super bantamweight title. The previously undefeated Ramos was overmatched from the outset as a cool, calm and calculated Rigondeaux waited for Ramos to over commit and drilled him with a straight left hand that stunned his foe and followed up with another left hand that sent Ramos tumbling to the canvas. Fortunately for Ramos there were only seconds on the clock . . . Click here for more
Postfight by David L. Hudson
In Nashville, Tennessee, Jim Miller proved with his come-from-behind submission win over the explosive Melvin Guillard that he remains a formidable force in the UFC lightweight division. Miller survived some scary moments in the first couple minutes before winning the main event in the UFC on FX main event. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Welterweight Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis won a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Jose Alfredo Lugo at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. The southpaw Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5 KOs) was in command for most of the bout, using his speed and ring generalship to land almost at will. Undaunted, Lugo pressed forward, hoping to land lead right hands. He was at his best when both fighters traded punches. However, Lugo (12-17-1, 5 KOs) was not able to keep up with the speed of Pendarvis. All three judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 79-73 in favor of Pendarvis. The Pendarvis-Lugo bout was moved up to main event status when the light heavyweight bout between Anatoily Dudchenko and Alex Armenta fell through due to Armenta claiming that he became ill a few days ago. (more…)
By Rey Colón -The Sport Press
The free agent status of WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) will allow him to choose the best offer from Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, who continue to publicly discuss through their advisors and promoter Bob Arum whether or not they will face off May 5 or June 9. Given the refusal of Mayweather Jr. to accept a 50-50 purse split while Pacquiao insists on this condition, all roads lead to Cotto, who after them is the biggest ‘pay per view’ seller in the division, therefore his name is the first option.
Cotto will listen to the offer of the Mayweather Jr. group and then give an opportunity to Arum, who was his promoter since he debuted ten years ago and whose contract expired on December 31. He will then evaluate the bids and choose the most attractive and lucrative. (more…)
Jim Miller weathered an early storm Friday night at Bridgestone Arena that saw him eat some heavy knees from Melvin Guillard, but he turned the tables with a textbook rear naked choke that earned him the victory in the UFC on FX main event, vaulting him right back into title contention at 155 pounds.
Winner of eight of his past nine fights, the New Jersey native rebounded from a tough loss to Benson Henderson, who fights UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar next month in Japan . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Former title challenger Omar Sheika is back in action tonight as he goes toe-to-toe with durable Charles Hayward in the main event of “Saturday Night Fights at the Hamilton Manor” in Hamilton, NJ. Also in action is exciting undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (11-0, 6 KOs) facing upset-minded Brian Bernard (10-10-2, 6 KOs). (more…)
Photos: German Villasenor/Top Rank
The undefeated WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. is putting the final touches in his preparations for #1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio on February 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The “Son of the Legend” had this to say Friday at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. “Being a world champion is a big responsibility and that why I have work so hard during this camp. This fight is very important to me and I need to be at my best”
“He’s a very experienced fighter and very strong, but not the overall boxer that Sebastian Zbik is. I know this is a very tough fight and a great challenge for me, but I feel that I am not only ready for these types of fights, but to also win them.” (more…)
WBA interim champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout over previously unbeaten WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Rigondeaux got Ramos’ respect early by dropping him with a straight left in round one. The former amateur star dominated every minute of the fight until putting Ramos down for the count with a left to the body in round six. Time was 1:29. After the fight, Rigondeaux called out Nonito Donaire. (more…)
Photos: AllStar Boxing
Late sub Osvaldo “Chucky” Razon (13-3, 8 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Ivan “Pollito” Meneses (16-10-2, 9 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC Latin jr. flyweight title on Friday night at the recently renovated Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. Razon knocked down Meneses in the twelfth round to punctuate a clear unanimous decision. Razon stepped in for Luis De La Rosa on two days notice. Click here for more photos…
Daniel Ponce De Leon 125.5 vs. Omar Estrella 126
Leo Santa Cruz 119.6 vs. Alejandro Hernandez 123.2
Marco Antonio Periban 169 vs. Antonio Arras ??
Khabir Suleymanov 123.6 vs. Roberto Lopez 122.4
Eduardo Gonzalez 139.2 vs. Mario Padilla 141
Jose Torres 149 vs. Javier Gomez 145.8
Venue: Bodega Del Boxeo, Ensenada, BC, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Televisa/ATT U-Verse
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