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By Robert Coster
Rising Jamaican featherweight WBA #10 Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (16-0), succesfully defended his WBA Fedelatin title with an impressive fourth round TKO over Panamanian Julio “Dinamite” Camaño (8-3) in the main event of the “Guerreros del Caribe” card presented by Premium Boxing Promotions on Saturday night at the “Panama Al” Brown in Colon, Panama. Walters dominated from the beginning using his speed to punch Camaño from long distance until he dropped the Panamanian who refused to continue. Referee Pablo Rowe stopped the fight at 2:02 of the fourth round.
In an another noteworthy result, jr welterweight prospect Evens Pierre (15-1, 12 KOs) of Haiti dismantled veteran Gilbert Quiros (18-12-1, 15 KOs) in two rounds. Quiros had caused a stir in his last fight by stopping Venezuelan prospect Pablo Vasquez in one round.
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Saturday night at the Washington School in a packed house of nearly nine hundred rabid fans, many of Peruvian decent, saw their undefeated Peruvian counterpart Jonathan “La Cobra” Maicelo (14-0, 9KO’s) put on a nearly flawless effort in his debut on American soil, capturing nearly every round to easily defeat Oscar Cuero (13-3, 10 KOs) in the ten round lightweight main event. The card promoted by Mike Indri Promotions had several interesting bouts, which had local and international flavor that kept the fans highly interested throughout the night. In the co-feature of the evening, hard hitting Peruvian welterweight sensation Carlos Zambrano raised his record to 12-0, 10 KOs with a scintillating eighth round technical knockout of rugged Ghanaian Lante Addy. (more…)
Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Last night at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M. Before a sparse crowd, Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez (13-2-3, 4 KOs) and “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt (5-3-1, 3 KOs) fought to a much-disputed majority draw with scores of 95-95 x 2 and 98-92. In the co-main, fighting her last fight and winning by unanimous decision was Mia St.John (46-11-2, 18 KOs) against San Antonio fighter Tammy Franks (2-12-1). Other results: New Yorker Belinda Laracuente (25-25-3, 9 KOs) won by unanimous decision against DJ Morrison 2-6 with scores of 60-54 x 3; debuting Brenda Gonzales (1-0, 1 KO) of Moriarty, NM took out the also debuting Stephanie Maestas (0-1) at 1:23 of the first round; and, in the opening bout of the evening, debuting Natalie Roy (1-0, 1 KO) took care of Alyx Luck (0-1) at 1:10 of the first round.
Heavyweight title challenger Shannon Briggs is in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Briggs suffered fractures below both eyes as well as a concussion and broken nose, after taking dozens of hard shots from WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night, but is responsive according to RTL. He also suffered a pulled tendon and torn muscle in his right arm.
Briggs was rushed to the hospital after the fight as doctors feared a possible cerebral hemorrhage after observing symptoms associated with neurological disturbances and drowsiness. Happily an MRI showed that there was no brain bleeding.
Referee Ian John-Lewis, who has received criticism for not stopping the fight, said he was within “one or two shots” of stopping it. “It was a heavyweight world championship,” he said. “These are tough guys and as long as a man fights back, you have to give him a chance.”
Ringside by Chris Cozzone
Tonight at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Armenian lightweight Artur Bernetsyan (5-0, 2 KOs) won a hard-fought six-round decision over New Orleans’ Rynell Griffin (6-4-1, 2 KOs) in the main event of Englebrecht Promotions’ “Battle in the Backyard.” Scores were 59-55 twice and 58-56. In the four-round heavyweight co-main, Los Angeles’ Andy Ruiz (5-0, 4 KOs) blasted Miles Kelly (1-4, 1 KO) away with two knockdowns at 1:06. Other results: Las Vegas featherweight Crystal Hoy (5-3-3, 2 KOs) won a decision over Phoenix’ Allison Cole (1-3), scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37; heavyweight Lionel Davis (6-0, 5 KO) weathered a knockdown to kayo Kelsey Arnold (4-6-2, 1 KO) at 2:56 of round one; jr. welterweight Zhankosh Turavov (3-0, 1 KO) defeated fellow Las Vegan Johnny Frazier (2-3-3, 2 KO) with scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice); Long Beach, Calif. lightweight Paul Green (1-0) won his debut with a shutout decision over Vegas’ Juan Alcolea (2-4, 1 KO); and in the four-round heavyweight opener, Natu Visinia (5-0, 3 KOs), of Carson, Calif., KO’d Arkansas’ Michael Ward (1-3 1 KO) in just 27 seconds. Stay tuned for photos and a full report tomorrow.
Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
WBO flyweight world champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (34-5-1, 27 KOs) scored a brutal second round knockout over Michael Arango (31-10-3, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Referee Russel Mora stopped the bout at 1:30 of the second round to protect Arango from further punishment.
In the co-feature, middleweight Michel Rosales (30-3, 25 KOs) beat down Octavio Castro (14-6-1, 9 KOs) with a barrage of punches forcing referee Hernandez to stop the bout at 1:40 of round four. For more details and photos click here…
By Karl Freitag at ringside
Photos by Scott Foster
WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (20-0-1, 17 KOs) scored an inspiring eleventh round TKO over former super flyweight king Ivan “Choko” Hernandez (28-5-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.
Returning as world champion for the first time to the city where he has fought the majority of his fights as a pro, “WV2″ and “Choko” engaged in a give and take battle for the first few rounds. Vazquez Jr. took over at the end of round four and began to overpower Hernandez in the fifth. Hernandez had a good round in the seventh outboxing the champion and one could sense the tide might be turning in the eighth. Vazquez, however, came out with renewed vigor in tenth, rocking Hernandez with big shots. “Choko” went to the wrong corner after the round. “WV2″ jumped all over Hernandez in the eleventh and referee Telis Assimenios soon waved it off. Time was :50. (more…)
Results by Brady Crytzer
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
The sold out O-2 Arena in London, England watched its favorite son nab the twentieth victory of his career as Michael “The Count” Bisping defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC 120. After being wobbled early, Bisping controlled the fight with an incredibly fast pace as he landed cleanly on Akiyama repeatedly with well-placed right hands. Akiyama proved to be a worthy opponent by resisting some takedown attempts, but following three rounds of control all three judges’ scored the bout the same, 30-27, in favor of Bisping. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada/WBC
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KOs) punished game but outclassed former world champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) over twelve one-sided rounds on Saturday night before 14,500 spectators and a worldwide television audience at the o2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko’s domination began in the first round, as he landed several hard right hands. That was the pattern as the bout progressed. The champion was in total command landing right hands almost at will, while the normally fast-starting Briggs was unable to get untracked offensively. Strong round for Vitali in round five, while Briggs displayed a world class jaw. Klitschko continued to break down Briggs, staggering him in the seventh. Briggs wobbled back to his corner after being punished further in round nine. Vitali beat Shannon from pillar to post in round ten but the bloodied Briggs somehow absorbed it and then weathered a further battering to reach the final bell. Scores were 120-107, 120-107, 120-105 as judges could find no round to give the challenger. (more…)
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Teke Oruh (14-3-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Olimpyskiy Sports Palace in Chekhov, Russia. A right hand laid out Oruh for the count at 2:57. In was a tune-up fight for the world-rated 2004 Olympic gold medalist, who is looking to get more experience before challenging for a world title.
By Graham Houston
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. tops the bill on PPV for the third time this year when he defends his junior featherweight title against Mexican veteran Ivan Hernandez in Florida tonight. Vazquez looked poised and powerful when crushing Marvin Sonsona in four rounds in February and overpowering Zsolt Bedak in the ninth round in May. He was meeting unbeaten boxers in those fights but on Saturday he faces a veteran ex-champion who has been boxing professionally for a decade.
Despite Hernandez’s experience, Vazquez is an overwhelming favourite. The son of Puerto Rican great Wilfredo Vazquez, “WV2”, as he is known, seems to be that rarity, a naturally gifted fighter who from the start of his career had the look of a future star. (more…)
By Graham Houston
Shannon Briggs can certainly talk a great fight, and he has been his usual loquacious self heading into Saturday’s heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko. Briggs has even predicted a 30-second KO win, while also announcing that his victory will be dedicated “to the sufferers of asthma worldwide”. It seems that Shannon, who has suffered from asthma since childhood, was greatly offended by a Klitschko comment that Briggs has used his asthma as an excuse for past failures.
All this is good fun, of course, leading up to the fight in Hamburg that will be shown on the Internet on espn.3 for U.S. residents. Tonight, though, the contrived trash talking stops and things will get serious. (more…)
In the days leading up to his UFC 116 bout against Chris Leben in July, there was little question that Yoshihiro Akiyama wasn’t overjoyed with his present situation . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC
Professional boxing will debut on November 19 at the Magic City Casino – site of the former Flagler Dog Track in Miami, Florida. Headlining will be junior middleweight Eromosele Albert (22-4-1, 10 KOs). The undercard will showcase two undefeated Cuban prospects, junior middleweight Inocente Fiz (3-0, 2 KOs) and cruiserweight Pedro Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs). (more…)
By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati
Former amateur star and professional Italian super middleweight champ Andrea Di Luisa (10-0, 10 KOs) proved once again to be in a different league than his domestic counterparts. Yesterday night at the PalaMalè in Viterbo, Italy, Di Luisa destroyed challenger Giuseppe Brischetto (8-1, 4KOs) in less than six minutes and retained his 168lb national crown with a stunning KO win in the second round.
The performance of hard hitting Di Luisa was memorable as he started the fight very strongly and eventually dropped Brischetto for the full count in the second round with a perfectly timed left hook to the body. (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
It may not have been an artistic success, but comebacking former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver accomplished what he set out to do Friday in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®.
The “Magic Man’’ won his debut as a heavyweight. Making his first start in 17 months, Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) of Tampa, Fla., clearly outclassed Dominican Nagy Aguilera (16-5, 11 KOs) of Newburgh, N.Y., winning a unanimous 10-round decision by the score of 98-92 three times. There were no knockdowns. (more…)
By Christopher P. Cook at ringside
On Friday night, Aaron Jacobs and Fight Night Productions in association with Ker’s WingHouse presented another exciting evening of championship boxing at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. In the main event, local favorite and Tampa native Charlie Serrano (9-2-1, 2 KOs), 124.5 lbs, dominated Carlos “El Rayo” Rivera (16-6-2, 5 KOs), 125.75 lbs, over eight rounds in a clash for the Florida State Featherweight belt. (more…)
Bob Arum and Dena duBoef of Top Rank have arrived in Baguio, Philippines, where they will see Congressman and pound-for-pound best Manny Pacquiao train tomorrow. The staff at the Manor Hotel was thrilled to pose for a photo with the legendary Hall of Fame promoter.
By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes
Four-time light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) successfully made his debut at heavyweight with a ten round unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera (16-5, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Southpaw Tarver suffered an injury to his left shoulder early on, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the fight. Aguilera’s best round was the tenth. Scores were 98-92 on all cards.
Unbeaten Shawn Porter (17-0, 13 KOs) dropped down to welterweight to defeat game and bloodied Hector Munoz (18-3-1, 11 KOs) via ninth round TKO. Munoz corner finally threw in the towel. Click here for complete details…
By Ryan Stead/Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos by Herby Whyne
IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (27-0, 22 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over mandatory challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was mostly a tactical fight until Bute dropped Brinkley with a left uppercut to the body in round five. Brinkley barely beat the count. Bute floored Brinkley for the second time in round eight and knocked him out with an uppercut in round nine. It was Bute’s sixth title defense.
In the co-feature, former WBC light heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu (27-2, 15 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over Omar Sheika (30-10, 21 KOs). Click here for complete details…
By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos by Big Joe Miranda
In the main event of the evening, NABO champion and WBO #2 junior featherweight, successfully defended his belt against the challenge of Dominic Salcido by way of majority decision victory (96 – 94, twice, and 95-95). Fightnews scored the fight 97-93 in favor of Perez. Perez used his superior speed, various angles and ring generalship to control the bout, sweeping the first half of the fight and then cruising to victory in the second half of the fight. Salcido simply took too long to get started and despite looking good in the last couple rounds was too far behind and lacked the power to put away Perez. With the victory, Perez improves to 19-0-2 (5KO) while Salcido drops to 18-3 (9KO). For more details and photos click here…
By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos by Boxing Bob Newman
Undefeated middleweight prospect Willie Monroe, Jr. improved to 10-0, 4 KOs) with a fifth round TKO over Mickey Scarborough (6-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Main Street Armory in downtown Rochester, NY. Monroe dropped Scarborough twice in round four and again in round five before the bout was waved off at 1:53.
In the co-feature, welterweight Kenny Abril (11-3-1, 6 KOs) also scored a sixth round TKO, halting Javier Perez (7-4, 5 KOs). Click here for complete details…
By Marc Lichtenfeld
Fightnews fans were treated to a “Super” edition of Through the Ropes Thursday night as host Marc Lichtenfeld welcomed guests Zab “Super” Judah and Showtime’s Steve Farhood. Judah openly discussed earlier disappointments in his career and what led up to them. “I was a poor kid from Brooklyn who won a world title at 21 years old,” he said. “And then all of a sudden people are giving me checks for millions of dollars.” He explained that his newly found religion has centered him and helped him mature. (more…)
Weights and photos: Alejandro Alvirde Castro
Salvador Sanchez 123.7 vs Hector Morales 124.6
Juan Antonio Rodriguez 124.1 vs Juan Castaneda 128.1
(WBC Youth World featherweight title)
Ibeth Zamora Silva 103.7 vs Mayela Perez 103.2
(WBC Youth female minimumweight title )
Venue:Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro, Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia
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Photo by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com
Weights by Butch Gottlieb/BoxinginLasVegas.com
From the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.:
Artur Bernestyan 133 vs. Rennell Griffin 133
Andy Ruiz 270 vs. Miles Kelly 133
Crystal Hoy 124 vs. Allison Cole 125
Lionel Davis 247 vs. Kelsey Arnold 238
Zhankosh Turarov 138 vs. Johnny Frazier 137
Paul Green 134 vs. Juan Rumado Alcoea 134
Natu Visinia 269 vs. Michael Ward 203
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