FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

By Tracy Morin and Brenden Nasianceno at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KO) looked to rebound after his TKO ...

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Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

By Tracy Morin and Brenden Nasianceno at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In a fight for the vacant IBF junior middleweight belt on Saturday night ...

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Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

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Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

By Brad Snyder, The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Demetrius Banks (9-0, 4 KOs) defeated Craig Lewis (13-1-1, 7 KO’s) by split decision (77-75 ...

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Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

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Telefutura back in San Diego

By Felipe Leon

After a five year hiatus, Spanish language channel Telefutura makes its triumphant return to San Diego, CA, when Golden Boy Promotions in association with Bobby D. Presents, Don Chargin Productions and Jorge Marron Productions present “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on Friday, June 11th, from the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel. Matchmaker Jorge Marron has put together an interesting card featuring many up and coming local prospects. In the main event, undefeated California State super bantamweight champion Christopher “SD Kid” Martin (17-0-2, 5KOs) of San Diego defends his title against rugged Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros (20-13-1, 9KOs) of Mexico City, MX, in a scheduled eight round bout. (more…)

By Felipe Leon After a five year hiatus, Spanish language channel Telefutura makes its triumphant return to San Diego, CA, …


Announcement

Ten Count for “Nails”

One of America’s first female boxing writers, Catherine “Nails” Greene died at 5:12 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, NY. “Nails” worked with both her husband, “Broadway” Ben Greene, who was a well-known boxing writer in the Big Apple, and her son contributing to the monthly boxing column GREENE: “On The Fistic Scene.” She was also a contributor to the old “Boxing Illustrated” magazine. Greene had been in and out of hospitals and nursing homes since Thanksgiving, and was most recently hospitalized on May 12th. Known to her readers and friend’s as “Nails,” Greene was in a near coma for several days but awoke on Friday, May 28, the 20th anniversary of the death of her husband. Greene is survived by her son, David Greene, who is a photojournalist for FightNews.com. You may send your thoughts to David at Newsaddik@aol.com

One of America’s first female boxing writers, Catherine “Nails” Greene died at 5:12 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt …



Boxing News

Edgar Sosa: I’m back!

Courtesy Alma Montiel

By Robert Coster

“I’m back,” said an elated Edgar Sosa after his impressive two round kayo victory over Roberto “Mako” Leyva, a former titleholder, yesterday in Acapulco. The congenial former Jr flyweight champion (38-6, 22 KOs), with manager Jacques Deschamps by his side, took time to answer a few questions from Fightnews about the bout and future plans. (more…)

By Robert Coster “I’m back,” said an elated Edgar Sosa after his impressive two round kayo victory over Roberto “Mako” …


Feature Story

Barrera gets ready to return

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank

Marco Antonio Barrera was known as “The Baby Face Assassin” when he started out at the Inglewood Forum in California. Fast forward 20 years later and Barrera is still a recognized name in boxing and will surely end up in the Boxing Hall of Fame on day, but not yet, he still wants one more thing out of boxing. “I want to win a fourth world title and its something that motivates me to train and to fight and to keep going,” said Barrera, a three-time world champion.

The 36 year old, Barrera is coming back into the ring after a 15-month lay-off, as he will take on Adailton De Jesus on Saturday, June 26 at the Alamodome of San Antonio, Texas in the co-main event of “Latin Fury 15” a pay-per-view card presented by Top Rank and Zanfer Promotions. (more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank Marco Antonio Barrera was known as “The Baby Face Assassin” when he started out at the …




Boxing News

Mendoza Jr. out of hospital

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA Executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza was released on Sunday afternoon from the Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama, after being admitted on Friday with chest pains. Dr. Themistocles Diaz said Mendoza “suffered a mild heart attack” and should rest at home for least two weeks. It will be eight weeks before he’s completely back to his normal routine.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA Executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza was released on Sunday afternoon from the Hospital Punta …


Boxing Result

Johnson decisions Lucero

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

Welterweight Dashon Johnson improved to (10-2-3) Saturday night in Renton, Washington with a decisive six round unanimous decision over rugged Mike Lucero (12-16) on the debut card of GUY PROMOTIONS. The Johnson-Lucero fight was a rematch of a draw the two fought two months ago. (more…)

By Sam DiTusa at ringside Welterweight Dashon Johnson improved to (10-2-3) Saturday night in Renton, Washington with a decisive six …


Feature Story

More on Sylvester/Cunningham

Wende

Sebastian Sylvester defended his IBF middleweight title on Saturday night in Neubrandenburg when he and mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin settled for a draw in front of a wild crowd of 4,500 fans. After 12 close rounds, the scores were 118-111, 111-117 and 114-114. “I am pleased to have defended my title,” Sylvester said. “It was a close, tough fight. Although Karmazin was more active, I landed the clearer shots. I think I was up a few rounds.” (more…)

Sebastian Sylvester defended his IBF middleweight title on Saturday night in Neubrandenburg when he and mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin settled …


Boxing News

Boxing Returns to Yankee Stadium

Photos by Tom Briglia/Top Rank

On Saturday night, boxing returned to the famed Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, for the first time since 1976 when Muhammad Ali defeated Ken Norton by a 15-round decision at the original Yankee Stadium. The former home of the Yankees hosted 46 nights of boxing matches, including 30 championship bouts, over its 86-year history. Miguel Cotto’s win over Yuri Foreman was the first event in the new Yankee Stadium located right next to the site of its predecessor. (more…)

Photos by Tom Briglia/Top Rank On Saturday night, boxing returned to the famed Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, …



Announcement

TKO hits Lake Tahoe

Advance tickets are now on sale for TKO Championship Boxing, an action packed evening featuring some of the best young stars in the sport, on Saturday, June 26th at The MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Headlined by a WBO World Lightweight Youth Title bout featuring sensational prospect Terence Crawford, tickets, starting at $25, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com) or the MontBleu Box Office (775-588-3515) . . . click here for more

Advance tickets are now on sale for TKO Championship Boxing, an action packed evening featuring some of the best young …


UFC

MacDonald: Future is now

Rory MacDonald was like any other teenager when he walked into the mixed martial arts gym in Kelowna, British Columbia. When he walked out, he turned into probably the most focused and determined 14-year old you would ever meet . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

Rory MacDonald was like any other teenager when he walked into the mixed martial arts gym in Kelowna, British Columbia. …


Feature Story

Cotto-Foreman Quick Quotes

By Alex Dombroff
Photo by Ed Mulholland

Miguel Cotto: My jab is back. My movement is back. The punch that finished the fight, the left hook to the body, was back too… I didn’t use my jab much in the fourth round, and that’s the point where Yuri Foreman took advantage… I felt pretty good fighting at 154. Boxing, for me, is a business. If we get offered something better at 147, we can get back to 147.

Yuri Foreman: I felt good. Physically, I felt good. I am going to take some time off and get back in the gym… (on the knee) It’s an old injury from when I was a kid. I fell on my bike when I was 15. I’ve always wore a knee brace to protect it… There was a lot of commotion. Arthur Mercante asked me if I wanted to continue. I said “of course.” I wanted to continue. In my mind, it wasn’t over. I still threw punches. I was trying to think optimistically. For more details and photos click here…

By Alex Dombroff Photo by Ed Mulholland Miguel Cotto: My jab is back. My movement is back. The punch that …


Boxing Result

Sosa back with quick KO

Photo by WBC

Former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (38-6, 22 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over faded former IBF minimumweight champion Roberto “Mako” Leyva (27-12-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Forum del Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Mexico. It was Sosa’s first fight since his controversial loss to Rodel Mayol that left him with a broken cheekbone last November. Click here for more photos…

Photo by WBC Former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (38-6, 22 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over …



Boxing Result

Cotto KOs Foreman in 9

By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Former two division world champion Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KOs) has taken over another division, dethroning previously unbeaten WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) in nine rounds on Saturday night in the first fight card at New York City’s famed Yankee Stadium site in 34 years. Now trained by Emanuel Steward, Cotto looked extremely sharp outboxing Foreman over the first six rounds and in the seventh stanza Foreman’s right knee buckled compromising his mobility. Someone at ringside threw in a towel in the eighth round and people entered the ring, but referee Arthur Mercante Jr. threw everyone out and resumed the fight. Cotto continued to batter Foreman dropping him with a left to the body in round nine and the bout was then waved off. Time was :42. For more details and photos click here…

By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi at ringside Photos by Ed Mulholland Former two division world champion Miguel Cotto …


Boxing Result

Hokmi defeats Baby Doll

Mary Ann Owen

Female super flyweight Nadya Hokmi (16-6-1, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Elena “Baby Doll” Reid (19-6-6, 5 KOs) to win the WBF championship on Saturday night at the Hall Joffre-Lefebvre in Lingolsheim, France. Hokmi totally dominated the fight and boxed beautifully. Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91.

Female super flyweight Nadya Hokmi (16-6-1, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Elena “Baby Doll” Reid (19-6-6, …


Boxing Result

Fuentes keeps OPBF 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Busy-punching Filipino, WBC#9 ranked OPBF flyweight champ Rocky Fuentes (24-6-2, 15 KOs), 112, looked very impressive as he kept exchanging solid shots toe-to-toe from the outset, withstood furious retaliations of WBC#15/WBA#15 Shigetaka Ikehara (20-2-2, 16 KOs), 112, and finally halted him with a towel thrown from the Japanese corner at 2:09 of the eleventh round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Busy-punching Filipino, WBC#9 ranked OPBF flyweight champ Rocky Fuentes (24-6-2, 15 KOs), 112, looked very impressive as …


Boxing Result

Sylvester-Karmazin draw

Wende u. Winfried Mausolf

By Karl Freitag

IBF middleweight champion “Hurrikan” Sebastian Sylvester (33-3-1, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin (40-3-2, 26 KOs) battled to a twelve round split decision draw on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. As expected, a very close and hard fought fight. The 37-year-old Karmazin was very active, but Sylvester showed good defense, better technical skills and was generally more effective, landing clean right hands throughout the fight. Scores were 118-111 for Sylvester, 117-111 for Karmazin, and 114-114. Sylvester retains his title with the draw. Fightnews scored it 116-113 for Sylvester, but many rounds were close. There was a skirmish at ringside when a member of Team Karmazin objected to the tally of the 114-114 card.

John Hornewer

In a clash for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title, Steve Cunningham (23-2, 12 KOs) recovered from a fourth round knockdown to get a fifth round stoppage over “Contender: Season 4” winner Troy Ross (23-2, 16 KOs). Referee Bill Clancy waved off the fight due to a deep cut under the left eye of Ross that was ruled to be caused by a punch (a thumb to be precise). It will be the second reign for Cunningham as IBF cruiserweight champion, who was recently signed by Sauerland Event. With the win, Cunningham positions himself for a rematch with stablemate WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. There is also talk of a Super Six tournament in the cruiserweight divison, in which Cunningham and Huck would particiate. Both attractive propositions. More results, including two big upsets…

By Karl Freitag IBF middleweight champion “Hurrikan” Sebastian Sylvester (33-3-1, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin …



Boxing Result

Aydin edges JoJo Dan

S. Yamada/ARENA

Unbeaten WBC #2 rated welterweight Selcuk Aydin (20-0, 15 KOs) won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBC #1 rated super lightweight Ionut Dan Ion a.k.a. Jo Jo Dan (26-1, 14 KOs) to claim the WBC Silver welter title on Saturday night at the Abdi Ipekci Spor Salonu in Istanbul, Turkey. It was a hotly contested bout throughout. A first round knockdown made the difference. Scores were 114-113, 114-113, Aydin, 116-111 Dan. (more…)

Unbeaten WBC #2 rated welterweight Selcuk Aydin (20-0, 15 KOs) won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBC #1 rated …


Boxing Result

Hoffmann-Duiven Full Report

By Karl Freitag
Photos by Eroll Popova

“This was a great show here in Aschersleben,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth. “Everything fit together – best weather conditions for an “under the stars” event, a straight and a very concentrated world champion Ramona Kue hne, now with three belts. And at least the comeback of the German heavyweight Timo Hoffmann. One year without boxing because of his “family year” with his baby and now a fast win by knockout with excellently prepared hard punches. Timo “The German Oak” is back! I’m proud of my team and of this special event for Germany!” More, plus photos…

By Karl Freitag Photos by Eroll Popova “This was a great show here in Aschersleben,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth. …


Boxing Result

Nave destroys Schlienz

By David Robinett at ringside

Twelve years ago, a 37-year old journeyman fighter named Paul Nave made his mark in the boxing world by scoring an upset victory, followed by two more hotly contested rematches, against former light welterweight titleholder Greg Haugen. Nave retired a year later in 1999, capping off a then 14-year career on a high note. Now over a year into his quixotic comeback, the 49-year old “Marin County Assassin” Paul Nave, (19-8-2, 8 KOs), is undefeated in his last four fights, turning in his most impressive performance to date, a devastating third round knockout of Minnesota club fighter Daniel Schlienz, (7-20-1, 4 KOs), in a scheduled six-round welterweight bout Friday night at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael, California. (more…)

By David Robinett at ringside Twelve years ago, a 37-year old journeyman fighter named Paul Nave made his mark in …


Boxing Result

Mussachio defeats Ferrante

Light heavyweight Chuck ‘The Professor’ Mussachio (16-1-2, 5 KOs) dealt previously unbeaten Anthony ‘Boom Boom’ Ferrante (9-1, 4 KOs) his first professional loss on Friday night in a ten-rounder at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. Mussachio won a unanimous decision by scores of 98-92, 96-94, 97-93. In other action, middleweight Mike ‘Mighty Mike’ Tiberi (13-1, 5 KOs) stopped Brian Bernard (8-7-2, 4 KOs) in three and unbeaten female featherweight Amanda ‘The Real Deal’ Serrano (6-0-1, 3 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision against Nydia Feliciano (2-1-2).

Light heavyweight Chuck ‘The Professor’ Mussachio (16-1-2, 5 KOs) dealt previously unbeaten Anthony ‘Boom Boom’ Ferrante (9-1, 4 KOs) his …


Boxing News

Mendoza suffers heart attack

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza Jr. has been hospitalized in Panama after experiencing a mild heart attack. “He has a great heart,” said Dr. Temistocles Diaz, who added that Mendoza is stable and recovering. Sources say Mendoza Jr. will be out of action resting for at least the next 15 days. He is known for his boxing exhibitions with Oscar de la Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Tito Trinidad and John Ruiz during the WBA’s KO to Drugs Festivals. “I thank God I’m alive, my family for support, and the boxing community in general for letting me be part of them. From all experiences we can learn something,” Mendoza Jr. said.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza Jr. has been hospitalized in Panama after experiencing …


Announcement

“Nails” in critical condition

New York-based boxing columnist Catherine “Nails” Greene, 71, is fighting for her life at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt Hospital, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side as the Miguel Cotton and Yuri Foreman step into the ring for tonight’s historic fight at the new Yankee Stadium. Greene, known to her readers and friend’s as “Nails,” was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday, May 12, a day after leaving a nursing home to attend her own birthday party. One of America’s first female boxing writer’s it is believed Greene was the first woman to ever apply for and receive a press pass issued by the boxing department of Madison Square Garden back in the late 1960’s. (more…)

New York-based boxing columnist Catherine “Nails” Greene, 71, is fighting for her life at St. Luke’s / Roosevelt Hospital, on …


Announcement

Everlast heat wave!


Boxing News

Fighter of the Decade

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Seven-time world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao poses after winning the “Fighter of the Decade” award at the 85th Annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner in New York City Friday night. More photos…

Seven-time world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao poses after winning the “Fighter of the Decade” award at the 85th Annual Boxing …


Feature Story

Crossroads fight for Cotto

By Graham Houston

Miguel Cotto, surely destined to be ranked with the all-time great Puerto Rican boxers, attempts to become a champion in three weight classes when he challenges junior middle champ Yuri Foreman at the new Yankee Stadium on Saturday, and he will be the crowd favourite even though his opponent lives in Brooklyn. Cotto’s big fights in New York have a Puerto Rican party atmosphere. He generates passionate support. Now Cotto’s career is at a critical stage. If Cotto wins he will continue to play a part on the big-fight front, either as a 154-pounder or as a welterweight. Defeat, though, could mean the end of a glorious career. (more…)

By Graham Houston Miguel Cotto, surely destined to be ranked with the all-time great Puerto Rican boxers, attempts to become …


Feature Story

Sylvester-Karmazin collide

By Graham Houston

Germany’s Sebastian Sylvester is one of those hardworking fighters who gets results with conditioning, determination and a solid if unspectacular style of boxing. He keeps his hands up, jabs with authority and, when he feels he has his timing and judgement of distance in place, he begins to come through with the right hand. There is nothing fancy about Sylvester but he has a kind of dogged efficiency.

Sylvester makes a mandatory defence of his middleweight title in Germany on Saturday when he meets Roman Karmazin, the former 154-pound champion from Russia, and it should be a highly entertaining fight for the fans in the arena and those watching live on ARD in Germany. (more…)

By Graham Houston Germany’s Sebastian Sylvester is one of those hardworking fighters who gets results with conditioning, determination and a …


Boxing News

WBC webcast twinbill

By Karl Freitag

The WBC’s innovative boxing webcast series on wbcboxing.tv continues tonight with two major fight cards. The first webcast will feature the WBC Silver Championship clash between Selcuck Aydin (19-0, 15 KOs) and JoJo Dan (26-0, 14 KOs) from the Abdi Ipecki Sport Salonu in Istanbul, Turkey at 4:15 ET/1:15 PT. Then former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (37-6, 21 KOs) meets former IBF champ Roberto Leyva (27-11-1, 21 KOs) at the Forum Mundo Imperial in Acapulco, Mexico at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT.

By Karl Freitag The WBC’s innovative boxing webcast series on wbcboxing.tv continues tonight with two major fight cards. The first …


Feature Story

IBF/USBA Convention Update

Photos by Jeanette Salazar

Friday, June 4, 2010 was a full day for IBF/USBA convention attendees. The day began early and was dedicated to the judges, referees and medical seminars which are an important and integral portion of the convention. This year, as always, these seminars were well attended and stimulated interesting and enlightening dialogue among peers. For more details and photos click here…

Photos by Jeanette Salazar Friday, June 4, 2010 was a full day for IBF/USBA convention attendees. The day began early …


Boxing News

Ward delivers first pitch

Kristy Fick, A's

Prior to Friday night’s A’s vs. Twins game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland boxer and WBA super middelweight world champion Andre Ward threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. A’s relief pitcher Tyson Ross, also from Oakland, caught the ceremonial pitch. Ward faces Allan Green in a crucial Group Stage 2 12-round Super Six World Boxing Classic bout on Saturday, June 19, on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m., ET/PT, same-day delay) from the neighboring Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Prior to Friday night’s A’s vs. Twins game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland boxer and WBA super middelweight world …


Boxing Result

Cruz batters Estrada

Promociones Miguel Cotto

In a clash of unbeaten featherweights, Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (14-0, 11 KOs) stopped Eric “El Loco” Estrada (8-1, 3 KOs) in round six on Friday night at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalber in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Cruz looked very good, pounding Estrada until his corner stopped it. Time was 1:16.

Promociones Miguel Cotto

Unbeaten super bantamweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (12-0, 10 KOs) won when late sub Juan Cruz (5-6, 1 KO) stayed on his stool between rounds three and four. Velez scored a knockdown in round three with a left hook to the body.

Unbeaten featherweight Wilfredo Bones (10-0, 9 KOs) was extended the distance for the first time in his career by Robert “Can’t Lose” DaLuz (12-28-3, 9 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55, all for Bones.

In a clash of unbeaten featherweights, Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (14-0, 11 KOs) stopped Eric “El Loco” Estrada (8-1, 3 …


Boxing Result

Johnson, Solomon still unbeaten

Unbeaten jr middleweight Yudell Johnson (7-0, 5 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Juliano Ramos (16-4, 13 KOs) on Friday night in the Fuchs Pavilion located at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. Johnson, a Cuban defector who won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was in command the whole way and the affair was finally halted by referee Telis Assimenios with about 20 seconds left in round eight.
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Unbeaten welterweight Brad Solomon (12-0, 4 KOs) outboxed previously unbeaten Kenny Galarza (13-1, 13 KOs) over ten one-sided rounds. Scores were 99-90, 100-89, 100-89. Solomon frustrated Galarza all night. Galarza had kayoed all of his previous foes.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Yudell Johnson (7-0, 5 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Juliano Ramos (16-4, 13 KOs) on …


Boxing Result

Gesta punishes Meza

Scott Foster

By Chris Cook at ringside

Undefeated Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (18-0-1, 8 KOs) won by TKO when Oscar “El Estudiante” Meza (19-4, 17 KOs) didn’t come out for round five on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa Florida. Meza took a knee in round four after a body shot. Good performance for Gesta, who claimed the vacant WBO Americas lightweight belt.
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Earlier, middleweight Noe Gonzalez (24-1, 16 KOs) won via KO over Jorge Munoz (22-5, 11 KOs) in the sixth. Gonzalez landed much crisper while Munoz faded much after a good first round.
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Heavyweight Lenroy Thomas (16-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unnaimous decision over Joseph Rabotte (8-13-1, 3 KOs). Thomas’ power was the deciding factor in the bout. The fight turned ugly with low blows and illegal shots in the middle rounds. Scores were 60-53, 60-53, 59-54. More results and details

By Chris Cook at ringside Undefeated Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (18-0-1, 8 KOs) won by TKO when …


Announcement

Wish comes true for Floyd fan

Boxing king Floyd Mayweather, one of the top athletes in the world today, “made a wish” come true yesterday for one of his biggest fans when he met Armando Carral, a 17-year old Hodgkin’s disease patient who asked to meet the boxing champion through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases.

“This is a rewarding experience and I’m grateful to be in the position where I can make a difference in Armando’s life,” said Mayweather, who met Armando at his gym on Wednesday. “He is a very nice young man and I would like to congratulate him for staying strong and finishing high school.” (more…)

Boxing king Floyd Mayweather, one of the top athletes in the world today, “made a wish” come true yesterday for …


Scale Watch

At the scales in France

Photo by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com

At the scales in Barr, France

Elena “Baby Doll” Reid 114.2 vs. Nadya Hokmi 115

At the scales in Barr, France Elena “Baby Doll” Reid 114.2 vs. Nadya Hokmi 115


Full Report

Report/gallery: Santa Cruz vs. Cota

Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

Before he stepped inside the ring against unbeaten super bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz on Thursday night, Jose Angel Cota was announced with a record of 20-4, with 17 knockouts by the ring announcer. The bout sheet listed him as 15-4, with 11 knockouts, although Boxrec.com listed him as 8-4, with six knockouts.

Whatever record Cota had, did not make a difference, as Santa Cruz slowly broke him down in earning a third round stoppage victory before an almost-sellout crowd at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif. . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Francisco Salazar Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda Before he stepped inside the ring against unbeaten super bantamweight Leo …










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