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By Boxing Bob Newman
David Lemieux, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yve Ulysse, Jr. speak to the press after their respective victories on the HBO Boxing After Dark show at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
By Boxing Bob Newman David Lemieux, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yve Ulysse, Jr. speak to the press after their respective victories …
Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (10-0, 7 KOs) will fight for his first title as a professional when he faces Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-1, 11 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with WBO Latin title at stake and will close out the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” spring season schedule. 22-year-old Valentin, from Tampa with Puerto Rican heritage, will be fighting in front of his home crowd and will make his 7th appearance on this series. Alvarez, also 22, was undefeated until his last fight when he lost to former world champion Ruslan Provodvnikov in Monaco.
Seven fights total, doors open 7:30 PM, and the first bell at 8:00 PM. Boxeo Telemundo Ford is presented by Tuto Zabala’s All Star Boxing, Inc. The main event airs live at 11:35 PM. Tickets on sale by calling: (813) 454-7800.
Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (10-0, 7 KOs) will fight for his first title as a professional when …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda
Japanese 41-year-young legend Naoko Fujioka (16-2, 7 KOs), 111, impresively acquired her fourth world belt when she seized the vacant WBA female flyweight title by a dramatic TKO victory over game and gallant Mexican Isabel Millan (18-3-1, 8 KOs), 111.25, WBF titlist, at 0:21 of the tenth and final round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.
(More to come)
By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Japanese 41-year-young legend Naoko Fujioka (16-2, 7 KOs), 111, impresively acquired her fourth world …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina Photography
The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA “super” and IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) of Kazakhstan will take on WBA “regular” middleweight champion Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York this Saturday, March 18 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden live on HBO PPV. We caught up with “GGG” at his LA media day workout as he talked about his upcoming showdown with Jacobs.
“I am very excited. This is a big fight, New York, Madison Square Garden, Daniel is from Brooklyn. It’s a huge fight for us, very serious,” Gennady Golovkin told Fightnews.com
“We are very excited about this fight. These are clearly the two best middleweights in the world against each other. This is a true definition of the best fighting the best. Gennady says this a challenge in which he gets motivated for,” Tom Loeffler told Fightnews.com. “This is really a homecoming for him in New York,” (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Chris Farina Photography The Big Drama Show returns to the Big Apple as WBC, WBA “super” …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza paid tribute to his father and former president of the WBA Gilberto Mendoza in the ring at the WBA super welterweight world title fight between Demetrius Andrade and “Golden” Jack Culcay on Saturday night at the Friedrich-Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Gilberto Mendoza had passed away one year earlier to the day in Caracas, Venezuela after a brave fight against cancer.
“I wanted to remember my father in the ring at a WBA world title bout, where he liked to be and share it with the world of boxing,” said Mendoza, Jr. “There are still a lot of things to do that were part of his goals, but we are getting there.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza paid tribute to his father and former president of the WBA …
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son
The way boxing operates is so vastly different from any other sport. Boxing is regulated by Government institutions of each country, in most cases, each state of the country and even to the extent of having regulations by each city of each state of each country. This must be due to the nature of the sport, a contact sport, which in the early years was brutal and inhuman, there were many deaths every year in the sport, abuse of power, anarchy and total control by a few who acted as promoters and regulators.
The WBC as a governing body sanctioning fights all over the world works each event in conjunction with the Local Boxing Commission whenever a WBC title is contested. The WBC respects the local commission authority and jurisdiction and always tries its best effort to have as much mutual reciprocity, respect and mutual agreements. (more…)
By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman´s son The way boxing operates is so vastly different from any other …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
Three-time world champion, Japan’s Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6 KOs) will face Mexican Isabel Millan (18-2-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBA female flyweight championship in Tokyo, Japan, tonight (Monday).
Fujioka, a 41-year-young globe-trotter, wishes to win world belts in five classes, having gained the thrones in the categories of 105, 115, 118 pounds. Millan, 32, currently WBF 112-pound ruler, is also aiming to win his second belt by defeating the Japanese legend at the Korakuen Hall.
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Three-time world champion, Japan’s Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6 KOs) will face Mexican Isabel …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“When I started the tenth round against Chad Dawson at Barclays Center, I knew that I was losing the fight, that I needed a KO to be victorious. I didn’t think about boxing. I thought about my wife Justyna, my 7-month old son Leon. I promised them a win before the fight. I dedicated this fight to them, and I couldn’t disappoint them,” said 29-year-old light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO), who after a short visit to Chicago, his home away from home, will be back at Virgil Hunter’s gym in Oakland to get ready to fight at the end of May or June. His targets are former world champ Badou Jack, a newcomer to the 175lb division or his former rival from 2015 and now WBA champion Nathan Cleverly.
By Przemek Garczarczyk “When I started the tenth round against Chad Dawson at Barclays Center, I knew that I was …
By Robert Coster
Promoter Jacques Deschamps has announced a three-regional title fight card at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti on March 31st. WBA #11 light heavyweight Azea Augustama (20-2, 12 KOs) will defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Gusmyr Perdomo (23-7, 16 KOs) of Venezuela. Brooklyn-born Haitian-American Melissa St Vil (9-2-3) will put her WBC Silver super featherweight crown on the line against Jessica Gonzalez (7-3-1, 1 KO) of Mexico. The third title bout will have Italian super middleweight prospect Daniele Scardina (9-0, 9 KOs) face off against Dominican Wilmer Mejia (21-8-2, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBA Fedecaribe belt. In addition to these bouts, WBA #6 lightweight Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (27-1, 17 KOs) will clash against Venezuelan lightweight champion Alfonso Perez (12-8, 9 KOs) over 10 rounds.
By Robert Coster Promoter Jacques Deschamps has announced a three-regional title fight card at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, …
Good news. After his brutal KO loss last night, middleweight Curtis Stevens is OK. Last night on HBO, “The Cerebral Assassin” was knocked out cold by David Lemieux in round three and taken from the ring on a stretcher to a local hospital.
Great fight last night. I got caught while reading hooks. His landed first. All good. It's apart of the game. Congrats to him. I'll be bac
— Curtis stevens (@AssassinStevens) March 12, 2017
All of Curtis Stevens results came back fine, he is ok, thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers 🙏
— Jolene Mizzone (@Jmizzone) March 12, 2017
Good news. After his brutal KO loss last night, middleweight Curtis Stevens is OK. Last night on HBO, “The Cerebral …
Happy Birthday to All Star Boxing’s Chief, Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr.
Tuto is the man behind the success of Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 rated boxing program on U.S. Spanish television. All Star Boxing is the most active boxing promotional company in Florida. He is a member of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.
Happy Birthday to All Star Boxing’s Chief, Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr. Tuto is the man behind the success of Boxeo …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
No softball questions here. In this adversarial Q&A, K2 Managing Director Tom Loeffler addresses the harshest social media criticisms regarding WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s career. From Daniel Jacobs to Canelo Alvarez to accusations of greed, underhanded negotiating and hiding PPV numbers, it’s all here.
“Let’s see: since our first GGG haters interview two years ago, Gennady sold out Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, sold out O2 Arena in London and became the most dominant champ in the sport of boxing with 23 knockouts in the row. GGG became one of the most marketable stars in boxing, especially internationally, with his fights being shown in more than 100 countries worldwide. Gennady brought back the definition of true world champion. Not much to dislike, is it? Four of his former opponents, victims of GGG’s knockout power, were already headlining main events (Stevens-Lemieux) or will be soon (Murray-Rosado) on two continents… but I’m ready for the haters next round!” said Loeffler as fight week kicks off for the middleweight unification between Golovkin and WBA regular champ Danny Jacobs, live on Saturday from Madison Square Garden on HBO PPV. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk No softball questions here. In this adversarial Q&A, K2 Managing Director Tom Loeffler addresses the harshest social …
Tyrone Brunson won a 8-round split decision over Bandon Quarles in the main event of a 8-bout card in front of a packed house at the SugarHouse Casino. It was a action filled fight that saw both guys be the aggressor at different stages of the fight. Brunson showed a more versatile side of him, that many boxing fans haven;t seen in years from him. One which differed from the prodigious knockout puncher that Brunson was known for when he knocked out the 1st 19 fighters he faced in the 1st round. This Brunson used his legs to set up punches off of the jab, which he also landed several times with power behind that stick. Quarles was very game as he had his moments and landed hard shots that kept Brunson honest. Brunson landed more and harder, and he came out with the victory by scores of 78-74 and 77-75. Quarles took a card at 77-75. Brunson of Philadelphia is now 24-6-2. Quarles of Alexandria, Virginia is 18-4-1. (more…)
Tyrone Brunson won a 8-round split decision over Bandon Quarles in the main event of a 8-bout card in front …
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
A clash of big-punching middleweight contenders that figured to be an all-out war, turned out to be all that and more. Former IBF world champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (29-6, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Both traded bombs the entire way and both had their moments. Lemieux ended matters with a crushing left hook in round three that put Stevens on the deck out cold. Time was 1:59.
“I told you what I was going to do tonight,” said Lemieux. “What I saw was a ‘check mate.’ The punch was made with perfect landing. I am in great shape, and I prepared myself for him. He is physically strong but nothing special. Stevens is a solid fighter, and we were successful. I wish him the best, and I hope he is OK.”
Smith was conscious when taken from the ring on a stretcher to a local hospital for observation.
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside A clash of big-punching middleweight contenders that figured to be an …
In an official WBC bantamweight eliminator, #2 rated Luis “Panterita” Nery (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over #8 rated Jesus Martinez (23-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. Nery is now the WBC mandatory challenger at 118 lbs.
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer
In the main event, former WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (37-2, 23 KOs) won by fifth round KO over Anuar Salas (20-4, 12 KOs). After a relentless body attack, Estrada dropped Salas twice to end it.
In an official WBC bantamweight eliminator, #2 rated Luis “Panterita” Nery (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over …
Richard Commey is back on title track after defeating Belgian based Tunesian Hedi Slimani by unanimous decision at the Bukom Boxing arena of Accra, Ghana in front of both, the actual and former, Presidents of the country. Many personalities as Azumah Nelson, Alfred Kotey and Ike “Bazouka” Quartey were in attendance.
It was hard fought from the beginning and both had their moments throughout the fight with local star Commey having the edge in most of the rounds. Commey suffered a cut above the left eye in round 6. Commey had a big round 7 a round in which Simani was cut below the left eye. Both boxers went toe to toe in the last round and it was scored 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111. Commey won the vacant WBC Intl Silver lightweight.
Most impressive was Duke Micah who faced Mexican Jonathan Aquilar. The visitor did well until his corner pulled him out after round 8 with a injured left arm. Micah won the vacant WBC Intl bantamweight title.
Fredrick Lawson was lucky to earn the decision against Jamaican Sakima Mullings who almost pulled of an upset. Lawson was too cautious and let the initiative too much to the visitor who was stealing the rounds with his activity. It was scored 116-113, 114-114 and a ridiculous wide 119-109. Lawson won the vacant WBC Intl Silver welterweight title.
The show is promoted by Michael Amoo Bediako of Streetwise promotions and Jacob Zwennes of Errol Hawk Sports management to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the independence of Ghana.
Richard Commey is back on title track after defeating Belgian based Tunesian Hedi Slimani by unanimous decision at the Bukom …
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Former three-division world champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantánamo”Gamboa (26-1, 17 KOs), newly signed by Golden Boy Promotions, scored a ten round unanimous decision over Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (24-8, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. A rusty Gamboa was in command most of the time, although he never had Alvarado in any sewrious trouble. In fact, the only knockdown of the fight was a flash knockdown scored by Alvarado in the final stanza. Scores were 97-92, 97-92, 97-93.
In the most exciting off-TV Fight of the night, Montreal’s Yves Ulysse, Jr. pressured fellow undefeated prospect Zachary Ochoa of Brooklyn, NY, enrout to a brutal stoppage at the mercy of Ochoa’s corner at the end of the seventh. Ulysse, Jr. came into the fight as he left the weigh in face off, all smiles. That look of confidence was evident throughout the bout, while Ochoa displayed a look of concern, perhaps a lack of confidence. The taller Ochoa pumped his jab frequently, with a distinct, “pshhhh, pshhhh” escaping his lips each time. Ulysse, Jr. for his part, displayed crisp combos up and down, using deft footwork to keep Ochoa thinking and searching. Ulysse, Jr. landed the more telling blows throughout, a mouse developing under Ochoa’s right eye early on. (more…)
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Former three-division world champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantánamo”Gamboa (26-1, 17 …
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten super flyweight Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso (21-0, 13 KOs) scored an eight round KO over Hirofumi Mukai (13-5-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, China. Tso finished Mukai with a body shot 32 seconds into round eight. In all, Tso dropped Mukai three times. Tso retained his WBO international and WBC Asian Boxing Council titles, as well as claiming Mukai’s WBO Asia-Pacific belt.
In the co-feature for the WBO Oriental bantamweight title, Mark Anthony Geraldo (34-7-3, 16 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Kenny Demecillo (12-4-2, 7 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 96-94.
Super featherweight Takuya Watanabe (31-7-1, 16 KOs) outscored Phum Kunmat (24-19-2, 16 KOs) over eight, 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
Super bantamweight puncher Rey Megrino (24-20-4, 21 KOs) needed just 23 seconds to demolish Yuki Strong Kobayashi (10-7, 5 KOs).
Tsun Yin Jeremy Lee W4 Tom Taw (super middleweight)
Tat Fai Yiu W6 Raymond Poon Kai Ching (middleweight)
Surez Gurung W4 Wai Hung Tong (super bantamweight)
Shun On Chan W4 Pak Tsung Cheung (super bantamweight)
Edwin Ng W4 Ka Sun Leung (super bantamweight)
The card was promoted by DEF Promotions
Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten super flyweight Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso (21-0, 13 KOs) scored an eight round KO over …
Unbeaten super welterweight Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) is a world champion again. Andrade edged reigning WBA super welterweight titleholder “Golden” Jack Culcay (22-2, 11 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Friedrich-Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The much taller Andrade, a prohibitive favorite, compiled a lead then withstood a round twelve Culcay barrage. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 Andrade, 115-113 Culcay.
Female super middleweight Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Mery Rancier to claim the vacant IBF world title (7-8-3, 5 KOs). Judges has it 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.
Unbeaten Super Middleweight Leon Bauer 11-0, 8 KOs) outscored Soso Abuladze (10-2-1, 7 KOs) over ten in a clash for the IBF Youth title.
Super bantamweight Gamal Yafai (11-0, 4 KOs) outpointed journeyman Khvicha Gigolashvili (14-17, 3 KOs) over six rounds.
Unbeaten super welterweight Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) is a world champion again. Andrade edged reigning WBA super welterweight titleholder …
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Former WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (32-7, 24 KOs) outpointed Josh King (20-5, 9 KOs) over eight rounds at Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Katsidis was coming off a win over Rodynie Rafol in 2015 and in 2007 captured the WBO lightweight title by stopping Graham Earl in five rounds. In 2010 Katsidis dropped Juan Manuel Marquez in round three before losing in round nine. King was coming off an eleven round stoppage loss to Ricky Burns in 2015.
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (32-7, 24 KOs) outpointed Josh King (20-5, …
Mason Menard 136 vs. Carlos Cardenas 136
Jonathan Guidry 241 vs. Kennan Hickman 245
Keithlen Franklin 122 vs. David Perez 121
Antoin Douglas 163 vs. Pablo Munguia 163
Gary Bergeron 147 vs. Christon Edwards 147
Antonio Mignella 201 vs. Hasan Henderson 199
Charles Paul 162 vs. Donald Reed 161
Venue: Cypress Bayou Casino, Charenton, Louisiana
Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions and Box N Car Promotions
Mason Menard 136 vs. Carlos Cardenas 136 Jonathan Guidry 241 vs. Kennan Hickman 245 Keithlen Franklin 122 vs. David Perez …
Anthony Young 147.4 vs. Samuel Amoako 147.3
Chauncey Fields 166.7 vs. Gabriel Pham 167,3
Brendan Barrett 254.3 vs. Brian Donahue 199.9
Adrian Wilson 144.7 vs. Harry Tyrone Paige 148.5
Thomas Romain 134 vs. Sidell Blocker 126
Lemarcus Tucker 237 vs. Dan Pasciolla 249.2
Cesar Francis vs. Steve Moore
Promoter: Rising Promotions
Venue: The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
1st Bell: 7:30 PM for Professional and 6 PM for amateurs
Anthony Young 147.4 vs. Samuel Amoako 147.3 Chauncey Fields 166.7 vs. Gabriel Pham 167,3 Brendan Barrett 254.3 vs. Brian Donahue …
Tyrone Brunson 156.3 vs. Brandon Quarles 155.6
David Gonzales 141.9 vs. Juan Rodriguez 139.5
Victor Vasquez 138.9 vs. Mike Fowler 136.3
Carlos Rosario 132.6 vs. Lance Williams 130.5
Vincent Floyd 148.4 vs. Blaine Donkor 149.6
Brandon Robinson 172.3 vs. Lamont McLaughlin 171.3
Sam Oropeza 192.4 vs. Joe Parkinson 193.2
Eddie Ortiz 163.5 vs. Sharif Jones 166
Venue: SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions
Tickets: $100, $75, $50
Tyrone Brunson 156.3 vs. Brandon Quarles 155.6 David Gonzales 141.9 vs. Juan Rodriguez 139.5 Victor Vasquez 138.9 vs. Mike Fowler …
Juan Francisco Estrada 115 vs. Anuar Salas 114.6
Luis Nery 118 vs. Jesús Martínez 118
Victor Mendez 118 vs. Alan Salazar 118
José Cárdenas 112 vs. Bryan Mosiños 112
Argy Cortez 115 vs. José Valdez 115
Bryan González 131 vs. Ivan Basurto 1131
José Torres 112 vs. Edar Mendoza 112
Venue: Arena Ciudad de México
TV: TV Azteca, Beinsports
Juan Francisco Estrada 115 vs. Anuar Salas 114.6 Luis Nery 118 vs. Jesús Martínez 118 Victor Mendez 118 vs. Alan …
Photos: Pablo Lozano
In an upset, welterweight Patricio “El Picudo” Moreno (20-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over local favorite Mauricio “Ave Fenix” Pinto (20-3-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Carpa Astros in Mexico City.
The much taller Moreno was ahead 97-93, 96-93 on two cards, while Pintor was up 97-92 on the third card. Moreno claimed the WBC Latin welterweight title. Pintor is the nephew of former world champion Lupe Pintor.
Earlier, 2016 Olympian flyweight Joselito Velazquez (2-0) scored a third round TKO over Diego Guerrero (2-1).
Photos: Pablo Lozano In an upset, welterweight Patricio “El Picudo” Moreno (20-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round split decision …
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Filipino Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) scored a vicious knockout over previously undefeated lightweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (16-1, 14 KOs) in pulling the upset and winning the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental title Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as Golden Promotions LA Fight Club returned for the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. The two fighters did not waste time letting their hands go as they stood inside but a right hand by Duno dropped Gonzalez. He got up and staggered. but referee Thomas Taylor cut Gonzalez some slack at the end of the round. Another right hand by Duno did it as Gonzalez was out for the count. Thomas Taylor reached a ten count at 57 seconds of round two. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Filipino Romero Duno (13-1, 12 KOs) scored a vicious knockout over previously undefeated lightweight Christian …
Unbeaten NABF super welterweight champion Daniel Valdivia (14-0, 10 KOs) needed just 57 seconds to dispatch Doudlas Ataide (16-3-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, California. Ataide down twice.
In the main event, unbeaten WBC Continental Americas super featherweight champion, Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (18-0, 10 KOs) outpointed journeyman Angel Hernandez (13-8-1, 8 KOs) over ten hard-fought rounds. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 96-94.
Unbeaten NABF super welterweight champion Daniel Valdivia (14-0, 10 KOs) needed just 57 seconds to dispatch Doudlas Ataide (16-3-1, 8 …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
Former WBO bantamweight champ Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (33-2, 20 KOs), 123.25, returned to ring warfare and defeated IBF#6 junior feather Mike Tawatchai (42-10-1, 26 KOs), 122.5, by a nearly shutout decision (100-90, 100-88, 99-90) over ten speedy rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been beaten twice by Jamie McDonnell in US in 2015, Tomoki came home as he newly began to belong to Kyoei Promotions in Tokyo. He appeared here for the first time since 2013, and looked sharp and snappy in outjabbing and outpunching the more experienced Thai veteran campaigner. Kameda decked him with a solid left-right combination midway in round six and went all out for a kill, but Mike, 31, displayed very excellent defensive skills to avert almost all follow-up attacks of Tomoki, who couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity to terminate the lopsided affair. Though he failed to finish the Thailander, Tomoki. 25, certainly showed he belonged to a world class.
In the main event, two-time world challenger, ex-OPBF titlist Ryo Akaho (30-2-2, 19 KOs), 118, seized the vacant Japanese national bantam belt as he overpowered and outhustled former WBC Youth champ Yushi Tanaka (19-2, 13 KOs), 117.75, en route to a unanimous decision (98-92 twice, 98-93) over ten hard-fought rounds. Akaho, a roundhouse swinger, had the upright stylist at bay twice in the fourth and ninth, but Tanaka’s durability and determination refused to have him go down despite his absorption of much punishment. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former WBO bantamweight champ Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (33-2, 20 KOs), 123.25, returned to …
By Brad Snyder and Dwjuan Frazier at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder
In the main event matchup, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields dominated her opponent Szilvia Szabados (15-9, 6 KOs), improving to 2-0 and becoming the new NABF Middleweight Champion.
Szabados attempted to stick around in the early rounds, as she traded blows with Shields, though not with the same authority. Eventually, the hard-hitting rights and lefts of Shields to the dome of Szabados proved to be overwhelming. In the fourth round, Shields bursted out of her corner on a mission to get things over with, and so she did. The referee stopped the match at the 1:30 mark of the round. (more…)
By Brad Snyder and Dwjuan Frazier at ringside Photos: Bob Ryder In the main event matchup, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist …
By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Daryl Cobb
In the rousing 8-round main event, lightweight Avery Sparrow, 6-1, 3 KOs, upset Anthony Burgin, 10-3, 2 KOs, by split decision in a two-way action fight.
The first three or four rounds were a buffet of body punching by both boxers, but beginning in round five, the fighters focused more on each other’s head. Burgin was the aggressor through most of the first eight rounds, while Sparrow ducked, dodged, zipped in and out, and tossed his flashy punches. Sparrow took over in the second half, knocking Burgin down in round six with a right uppercut. However Anthony survived the final minute of that round and kept the fight close afterward. Sparrow surged down the stretch, but Burgin took the final round. In the end, Sparrow took the official decision by scores of 77-74, 76-75, with one judge giving it to Burgin, 76-75. The knockdown was critical in Sparrow’s victory. Had it not occurred, the tabulation would have been a split draw. Sparrow left with the Philly bragging rights, but everyone in the packed house would certainly love to see a rematch.
The show was promoted by Peltz Boxing, Joe Hand Boxing Promotions, BAM Boxing and Raging Babe. (more…)
By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Daryl Cobb In the rousing 8-round main event, lightweight Avery Sparrow, 6-1, 3 KOs, …
By Dave Spencer
A highly anticipated quality fight with unlimited potential, Saturday’s match-up between David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens finds itself sandwiched between two higher profile contests, last weekend’s welterweight tilt of undefeated fighters and the heavily anticipated PPV showdown of Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. But the HBO Boxing After Dark showdown between the powerful pair of Lemieux and Stevens has the explosive potential of a keg of dynamite resting in a bed of napalm has being largely flying under the radar, much like another largely overlooked BAD contest of 15 years ago.
The spring of 2002 featured a non-title ten round fight between two aging warriors with no titles on the line and just 6,000 in attendance. Boxing’s spotlight at the time was focused on the sport’s ultimate showdown of Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson that was a mere three weeks away. If that wasn’t enough, chapter two of Morales-Barrera was right around the corner as well. Hardcore fans of the sport knew Gatti-Ward would certainly be worth watching, but the event went largely unnoticed leading up to the epic bout. (more…)
By Dave Spencer A highly anticipated quality fight with unlimited potential, Saturday’s match-up between David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens finds …
Story and photo by Boxing Bob Newman
David Lemieux 159 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.25
Yuriorkis Gamboa 131 vs. Rene Alvarado 130.25
Yves Ulysee, Jr. 139.75 vs. Zachary Ochoa 139.5
(vacant NABF Junior Super Lightweight Title)
Diego De La Hoya 123 vs. Roberto Pucheta 123.75
D’Mitrius Ballard 168 vs. Zoltan Sera 167.5
Todd Unthank May 174 vs. Quinton Rankin 173.75
Damon Allen 135 vs. Adam Mate135.5
Alex Rincon 154.75 vs. Shaun Lee Henson 154.75
Venue: Events Center at Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Oscar De la Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions), Kathy Duva (Main Events)
Doors Open: 7:00 P.M.
Television: HBO Boxing After Dark 11:P.M. airtime
Story and photo by Boxing Bob Newman David Lemieux 159 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.25 Yuriorkis Gamboa 131 vs. Rene Alvarado …
Jack Culcay 153.2 vs. Demetrius Andrade 153.4
(WBA super welterweight world title)
Leon Bauer 167.3 vs. Soso Abuladze 165.1
Nikki Adler 166.2 vs. Mery Rancier TBA
Alexander Peil 192.2 vs. Ramazi Gogichashvili 198.2
Albon Pervizaj 230.6 vs. Artsiom Charniakevich 199.1
Tomi Honka 196.2 vs. Mateusz Gatek TBA
Gamal Yafai 125.9 vs. Khvicha Gigolashvili 120.8
Moise Lohombo 175.3 vs. Giorgi Kandelaki 171.1
Ahmad Ali 158.7 vs. Besir Ay 156.1
Emir Ahmatovic 197.1 vs. Kamil Kulczyk TBA
Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Jack Culcay 153.2 vs. Demetrius Andrade 153.4 (WBA super welterweight world title) Leon Bauer 167.3 vs. Soso Abuladze 165.1 Nikki …
Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to the Carpa Astros in Mexico City, Mexico for the second consecutive week. The main event will be another “Mexican Civil War” featuring Local favorite Mauricio “Ave Fenix” Pinto (20-2-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico City defending his title against Patricio “El Picudo” Moreno (19-2, 14 KOs) of La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with Pintor’s WBC latin welterweight title at stake.
Pintor will be looking successfully defend his title for the first time. He acknowledges that the pressure is on fighting in front of his hometown but is up for the challenge.
Do you feel it is more pressure for you defending your title in front of your hometown fans?
I do think it is more pressure fighting at home. A lot of expectations and you want to do well and be victorious of course. I expect to manage the situation well.
Do you know anything about your opponent?
His record suggests that he is a solid puncher and fought decent opposition. I have prepared for various styles so we will see what style he comes out with fight night.
Is it difficult being a fighter with such a famous uncle in Mexico as former champion Lupe Pintor?
I don’t see it that way. He is my uncle and I am very proud of him but I am interested in making my own history in boxing.
Have you set some goals for yourself for 2017?
First thing is to win this upcoming fight. Then I would hope to land a big fight at 147 or 140. I can actually make 140 without any issues. I am fighting at welterweight as the opportunities have been presented to me at this weight.
Anything to say in closing?
Yes. I am very thankful to Telemundo for this opportunity and exposure. I have prepared very well for this fight and the fans can be assured on my end of delivering an exciting fight.
In special attraction bouts, Rio 2016 Olympian Joselito Velazquez (1-0) will make his Mexico City debut when he faces compatriot Diego Guerrero (2-0) in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds in the flyweight division. Also Robert Garcia’s protege 17-year-old prospect Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas will make his professional debut against Mauricio Cruz (0-2-1) in a bout scheduled for 4 rounds in the minimumweight division.
Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. 6 more bouts are scheduled.
Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM ET. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Carpa Astros is located at Calzada de Tlalpan #855, Delegacion Benito Juarez, Mexico City, MX. Tel: 55 55799078. For tickets: www.carpaastros.com.mx
Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns to the Carpa Astros in Mexico City, Mexico for the second consecutive week. The main event …