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- Mthalane wins IBO flyweight belt
- Garcia: He is a good fighter but I am a true champion / Herrera: I thought I won the fight
- UFC 171: Second time's the charm or Hendricks
- Postfight interview: Vyacheslav Glazkov
- Postfight interview: Roger Bloodworth
- Montiel wins majority decision over Cruz
- Garcia gets past Herrera; Wilder KOs Scott in one
- Glazkov defeats Adamek; Chilemba outpoints Grachev
- UFC 171 prelims: Gastelum slugs out win over Story
- Wawrzyk hands Botha 6th straight loss
Photos: Mark Robinson / Hatton Promotions
A clash for the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight belt ended in a technical draw when unbeaten Scott Quigg (24-0, 17 KOs) and former world title challenger Rendall Munroe (24-2, 10 KOs) clashed heads in round three. Munroe was cut over the right eye forcing the stoppage at the :43 mark. The bout took place Saturday night at the Velodrome in Manchester, England.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Sergey Rabchenko (21-0, 16 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over former world title challenger Ryan Rhodes (46-6, 31 KOs) to claim the vacant EBU European title. A body shot finished Rhodes at 2:54. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Australian Cruiserweight champion Daniel Ammann (24-5-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Anthony McCracken (14-6-1) over ten rounds to retain the title on Friday at the Panthers club at Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Referee Brad Griffiths crowned Ammann by scores Ted McDonell 98-92, Steve Hughes 98-92, Damien Casey 97-95. This was the second time Ammann outscored McCracken. Back in 2007 Ammann defeated McCracken. Ammann has lost to world rated Shane Cameron and Alexander Alekseev. Big punching Brad Pitt stopped Ammann in 2011.
Light heavyweight Luke Bunder (1-0) outscored Robbie Harris (0-1) over four rounds by scores 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Super middleweight Wade Ryan (1-0) outpointed Simon Rendina (0-1) over four rounds by scores 40-35, 40-35, 40-35.
Promoter Peter Hallett
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (11-2, 6 KOs) outworked Jeremy Allan (8-9-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in a nationally televised promotion on Friday. Shaik, boxing from the southpaw stance, was in control of the contest in all of the rounds, connecting consistently with solid combinations. Referee Alan Moore visited Allan’s corner at the conclusion of round eight and nine. Allan came to fight and displayed a big heart, but could not match the work rate of the champion, who retained the title by scores of 100-90 100-90, 100-90. Shaik can make Middleweight poundage and could go after the national 160 pound champion Jarrod Fletcher. more + photos
Promoter Henry Rivalta from Acquinity Sports has announced his next event to take place July 21 at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The headliner will be an IBF lightweight title eliminator between Argenis Mendez and Martin Honorio. Also scheduled are former world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzmán (100% recovered from the injury he suffered in his right hand from his last fight) and Ed “The Lion” Paredes, who was slated to fight March 2 but was scratched due to medical issues. The event will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.”
A press conference will be held next week to announce an August 18 fight card at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida, featuring an eight-round junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida’s (via Colombia) Breidis “The Khanqueror” Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York. In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event will be Miami (via Cuba) power puncher Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) facing Guadalajara, Mexico’s Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs).
Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi at Ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III
“Irish” Seanie Monaghan and Cleveland’s Romaro Johnson dazzled fans at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City Thursday night, engaging in an entertaining toe-to-toe battle until referee Eddie Cotton called a halt to the bout at 2:30 of the 8th round with Monaghan raining heavy blows over a stunned Johnson. The scheduled ten round contest served as the main event of DiBella Entertainment’s popular “Broadway Boxing” series. (More)
Is it possible to measure the amount of “fight” in someone?
If one could quantify the sum total of fight in UFC featherweight Cub Swanson, it would be a gajillion out of a potential gajillion quarks or whatever imaginary unit name we settle on. Put the nearly eight year professional cagefighting career with over 20 bouts aside, Swanson took an unfortunate knee to the face in practice leading up to his first UFC appearance in 2011, which pretty much destroyed the left side of his face. Swanson required reconstructive surgery to fix seven fractures, including wiring his jaw shut and the addition of three metal plates. Only five months later, Swanson fought in the Octagon – that’s a man with fight.. . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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They called it “The Reckoning,” but most expected a wrecking.
What a packed house of 3,000 got, last night at Route 66, west of Albuquerque, was the hometown champ’s repossession of the mythical pound-for-pound crown of women’s boxing.
After a severe beatdown at the heavy hands of France’s Anne Sophie Mathis, Holly Holm bounced back from the worst loss of her career to even the score by an undeniable unanimous decision.
But it wasn’t pretty . . . Click here for more
After the controversial decision rendered last Saturday night as challenger Timothy Bradley was awarded a highly controversial decision over welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA) moved to establish themselves as a “figurehead” for the sport of boxing. On Tuesday, the President of the BPA, Joe DeGuardia sent a letter to all promoters announcing a call to “oversee” our sport, as other major sports league owners do as a group, by having the BPA take the steps necessary to ensure that fighters and fans have the most competent judges and referees in professional boxing matches. The letter by the BPA was met by immediate and overwhelming support by virtually every promoter in the United States. (more…)
By Graham Houston
Matthew Macklin was, predictably, in over his head against Sergio Martinez, but another Irish-ancestry middleweight, Andy Lee, stands a much better chance of becoming a world champion when he challenges Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC title in El Paso, TX tonight (HBO). Lee, billed from Limerick but based in Detroit for the last six years, is the underdog but faces a fighter who is considered the most beatable of all the 160lbs champions. Emanuel Steward, who manages and trains Lee, has long maintained that the tall southpaw was a world champion in waiting. Now, Lee gets his big opportunity. (more…)
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