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On Friday Night at the Ritz Night Club in Raleigh, NC, promoter Walter Johnson III presented a card with a number of notable boxers. In the main event, super middleweight Jamar Freeman (10-2, 6 KOs) scored a third round KO over Andre Baker (10-39).
Heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (36-13-2, 19 KOs), weighing in at 265 pounds, won a four round unanimous decision over Earl Ladson (15-21).
290-pound heavyweight Alonzo Butler (29-2, 21 KOs) returned for the first time in two-and-a-half years to win by first round DQ over Frank Edmondson (15-40).
Joe Jones KO1 Jimmy Speight (light heavyweight)
Antoine Alston W4 Sean Lockhart (lightweight)
Carlos Lopez TKO3 Henry Mercer (middleweight)
The public is welcome to attend today’s official weigh-in for Tuesday nights special GOLDEN BOY LIVE! telecast headlined by former world champion Antonio Tarver vs. Mike Sheppard at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The weigh-in begins at 1PM at the BB&T Center’s Food Court At Section 130. For parking, enter through Gate 5, park in Lot B16 & enter building through North Patio.
Tarver and bantamweight Randy Caballero will also do an appearance & autograph signing at tonight’s Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers game.
By Bob Ryder
Boxing returns to the Motor City this Wednesday night as promoter George Kaltsas (Kaltsas Productions) presents “Showdown For Motown II” at the Masonic Temple. Young, undefeated hometown favorite Tony Harrison seeks to continue his rise as he tackles Donald “Bulldog” Ward of Memphis in one of the co-main events. Former world champ Bronco McKart returns to face Miguel Angel Munguia of Mexico in the other main go. Both contests are scheduled for eight rounds.
Rounding out matchmaker Carlos Llinas’ card are four rounders featuring Ronnie Austion vs Justin Gauthier, Dorell Van Horn, Jr vs Michael Pickett, Demetrius Banks vs Covan Graham, Ed Williams vs Greg Coverson, Jr, and Dewayne Ziegler vs Tim Carrizales.
Tickets: neptix.com and at Masonic Temple Box Office. Doors open at 7PM with first bell at 8.
IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and unified super lightweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will host back-to-back turkey giveaways in Philadelphia ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday to show their support of the community that has supported their careers.
TODAY (Nov. 25) at 2:00 p.m. ET
Red Cross House, 4000 Powelton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
TOMORROW (Nov. 26) at 10:00 a.m. ET
Spring Garden Wash & Lube, 1111 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez continues his successful comeback at his old weight. “The Black Panther” scored a lopsided unanimous decision win against overmatched journeyman Jindrich Velecky in front of 2,000 fans at the CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday night. Gomez dominated the fight from the opening to the final bell and connected at will with single shots as well as nice combinations. However, the 40-year-old Cuban defector couldn’t finish the tough Czech who managed to survive eight rounds. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Johnny Muller makes the first defense of his South African light heavyweight title when he faces mandatory challenger Vhonani Netshidamboni at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Tuesday night. Muller (14-3-2, 11 KOs) regained the title in August this year when he stopped Tshepang Mohale in the eleventh round in a rematch after losing the title to him in June 2011. Netshidamboni from the Limpopo Province has a reported record of 5-1-1, 3 KOs and has never been beyond six rounds. He is a comparative novice in relation to the champion and will be having his first title fight. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Sugar Shane Mosley and Anthony Mundine faced off at Monday’s final press conference in Sydney, Australia. They meet Wednesday at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Mosley did most the talking as Mundine was strangely untalkative.
Shane Mosley: “I’m very serious about this fight. I’m glad that Khoder (Nasser) flew to America to set the contract right. I know this fight means a lot to Anthony. He wants to prove something. I’m not afraid of anybody so I came back out so we can fulfill what we started and that’s what we’re gonna do…the only thing I ask is that he make the weight properly and we’re good. We’ll just get in the ring and fight.”
Anthony Mundine: “It’s all good, I’m ready, that’s it.”
The Mosley Team will be watching closely when Mundine weighs in for their showdown on Tuesday after hearing stories about Mundine having problems making the 154 pound limit. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez
A last minute free fight card was presented by Zanfer Promotions last Friday night at the new home for Tijuana boxing, the Tecate tent constructed in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack, where interim WBO light flyweight champion Moises “Moi” Fuentes (19-1-1, 10KOs) took a stay-busy fight in the 112 lbs. division and systematically broke down former title challenger Omar Salado (24-7-2, 15KOs) in the seventh round of a scheduled ten. The bout along with some of the under card was broadcast on tape delay by Azteca America in the United States the following night.
Fuentes, the former WBO minimum weight champ, captured the interim light flyweight strap in his last fight by stopping Luis De La Rosa in the first back in September while Salado has had an up and down ride since challenging for the WBA light flyweight title against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in 2011. Stopped in seven there, he went on to lose against Glen Donaire and Giovanni Segura while only winning two and a no-contest since then.
Salado was the busier of the two early on as he took the fight to the much taller Fuentes. The thirty-three year Salado of Acapulco but living in Tijuana went for the body as Fuentes moved along the ropes. Fuentes looked to score as Salado would come in with his head down and scoring with healthy left hooks to the head. (more…)
Does the big Pacquiao win in Macau, China mean Uncle Sam loses? More
Does the big Pacquiao win in Macau, China mean the people of the Philippines win? More
Another controversial bout has a referee scrutinized. This time it’s referee Howard Foster, who may have stopped this weekend’s Froch-Groves fight too soon. More
USA Olympian Jose Ramirez and Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle (District 2) are teaming up to knock out hunger with “Operation Gobble,” a program to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to area families.
In what has become an annual tradition for District 2, Valle & Ramirez plan to give away approximately 650 turkeys to feed thousands of people throughout the district at events in Corcoran, Home Garden, Avenal, and Kettleman City, California. “These communities have supported Jose from day one and he wants to support them back in any way he can” Rick Mirigian, agent for Ramirez. (more…)
By Loren Goodman
Despite the early hour of the post-fight press conference—just past lunch—all the stars were still out over the site of Manny Pacquiao’s triumphant return to the ring at the palatial Venetian Macao Resort Hotel and Casino.
Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO), who handled his hardnosed younger opponent Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 22 KO) with cool composure and pugilistic expertise, winning twenty-seven of thirty rounds on the three judges’ scorecards, opened the press conference with a humanitarian gesture. Before answering questions about the fight, he put a black marker to his trainer Freddie Roach’s punch mitts and chest protector, explaining, “I’m signing these for the people who were affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez met this Saturday in Monterrey, Mexico with Promociones del Pueblo President Oswaldo Kuchle to discuss a title defense and rematch with three-time world champion Abner Mares. We hear Gonzalez has agreed to a rematch on February 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on an event presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Gonzalez stated he expects the contract to be signed shortly, although the purse was not what he expected. He wants to prove that his victory last August was not in luck or chance.
With the win in the bag, Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao says he eased up on Brandon Rios late in the fight. “In the last round I didn’t want to get careless so I backed off a little bit and gave him a chance to finish. I didn’t do that because I’m tired or anything. I did it because boxing isn’t about killing each other. Boxing is about entertaining people. And I think through twelve rounds people were satisfied with my performance. Why be careless like the last fight with Marquez?”
Trainer Freddie Roach stated, “Manny did take it easy in the last round. I feel he didn’t step on the gas pedal. I think he could have finished Rios, but he told me there was no sense in beating him up anymore. He beat him every round.”
By James Slater
Carl Froch, who retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles via a controversial 9th-round stoppage over a highly dangerous and highly skilled George Groves, has spoken about the possibility of a rematch. Fans everywhere are almost certainly going to all but demand a return for two reasons: the great action last night’s fight provided and the premature nature of the referee’s stoppage.
Speaking with Sky Sports News today, Froch, 32-2-(23) said he will give the fans what they want as long as his trainer, Rob McCracken and his promoter, Eddie Hearn agree with the idea of a rematch.
“I’m happy to honour the crowd, fans and George Groves with a rematch if my trainer and promoter both agree,” Froch said. “I don’t swerve or duck anybody. If George wants a rematch and it makes sense, then of course we’ll get it on. It’s not my decision.” (more…)
Photos: Emily Harney
Big Six Entertainment closed its 2013 season on a strong note, featuring its best top-to-bottom card of the year, Saturday night at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy). In the main event on “Royale Rumble,” presented by Big Six Entertainment in association with Danny Kelly Promotions, “Irish” Joey McCreedy (17-6-2, 6 KOs) won a unanimous six-round decision over Steven “Too Sharpshooter” Tyner (3-13-2, 2 KOs). McCreedy, fighting out of the same hometown as “Irish” Micky Ward (Lowell, Mass.) and his trainer Dicky Eklund, plans to fight as a super middleweight in 2014. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Three east coast prospects captured knockout victories during the United Nations II card at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD Saturday night. This was a card of all four-round contests that featured up and coming boxing talent.
The main event saw Silver Spring, MD lightweight Alexandru Marin score a shocking first-round knockout over the normally durable David Warren Huffman of Cincinnati, OH. The Romanian-born Marin jumped on Huffman with left hands to the head. Thirty-one seconds later, the bout was over as Huffman dropped to the canvas from one of Marin’s left hooks and did not beat referee Dave Braslow’s count. (more…)
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Jaro, Leyte, Philippines – “HOMELESS BUT NOT HOPELESS.” This statement reflects the character of resiliency by citizens of typhoon stricken Leyte. And that Ray of Hope was set aglow by the sensational victory of their boxing idol and hero Manny Pacquiao. In my little town of Jaro, people flocked to a local store with a portable generator. It was the only place with a TV and people took joy of still seeing their idol fight via delayed telecast on local channel GMA7.
They took break from fixing the roofs of their homes. They endured the scorching heat of the noon sun. They crowded along the streets while standing during the whole duration of the fight. They forgot the problems brought by the wrath of super typhoon Yolanda. Just like any other Pacquiao fight, it was a special day for everyone. (more…)
After three successful 2012 boxing promotions in Macao, China, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has further plans to open up the Asian market in 2014. “We’re coming back February 22 and we’ll be back probably later in the spring,” said Arum. “And then we’re talking about coming back to Singapore in October.” Top Rank plans to present two world title bouts to be announced on the February 22 HBO2-televised Macao card. In addition to Chinese Olympic icon Zou Shiming and 2012 Olympic gold medal winners Egor Mekhontsev and Ryota Murata will see action.
Heavyweight Tor Hammer (21-3, 14 KOs) had his purse withheld after quitting on his stool following the third round of his match against Andy Ruiz Jr. in Macao, China. Hamer quit in similar fashion against Vyacheslav Glazkov last year. Hamer’s promoter Lou DiBella tweeted the following:
By Loren Goodman at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
After two straight losses, welterweight superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) rebounded with a dominating twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night before 13,101 at the sold out Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China.
There were good exchanges in rounds one and two with the faster Pacman getting the better of it. Pacquiao began moving more in round three and took control of the fight, landing hard shots while Rios stalked him. By round seven Rios was cut over both eyes as Pacquiao continued his assault. Rios was outworked in every round and he simply couldn’t solve Pacquiao’s style. Pacman was content to punish Rios for all twelve rounds, winning by scores of 120-108, 119-109, 118-110.
Undefeated IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (18-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended his title in a rematch against the man he dethroned, Billy Dib (36-3, 21 KOs). Gradovich was relentless as he pressured Dib. The Aussie tried boxing, brawling, turning southpaw without success. Gradovich scored a knockdown in round six and got the win in round nine when Dib’s corner asked referee Alan Huggins to stop the fight. Time was 1:10.
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz, Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs) won when Tor Hamer (21-3, 14 KOs) quit at the beginning of round four. Hamer got off to a good start, hitting Ruiz with many clean shots in rounds one and two. Ruiz, however, upped the pressure in round three and Hamer chose to remain on his stool. (more…)
In a highly anticipated grudge match, IBF and WBA super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (32-2, 23 KOs) scored a controversial, come from behind ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten George “The Saint” Groves (19-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena (formerly known as the M.E.N Arena) in Manchester, England.
Groves dropped Froch with a huge right hand in round one and Froch was in big trouble. Groves continued to connect with his right hand in round two. Froch started to connect in round three, cutting Groves over the left eye. Groves continued to push Froch around the ring in the fourth. Froch might have edged the fifth round, but Froch was rocked again by multiple right hands in round six. A desperate Froch did everything he could to rough up Groves in the eighth, getting several warnings from referee Howard Foster. Froch finally hurt Groves in round nine and the bout was quickly waved off by Foster. Groves complained bitterly. At the time of the stoppage, Groves was ahead 78-73, 76-75, 76-75. Official time was 1:33.
“It was a fair enough stoppage,” Froch told Sky Sports. “I felt I had a couple more free shots on him and I was lining him up for the uppercut. He was struggling, that last one or two shots can do great damage in this sport…the referee has to make a split-second decision. It’s the referee’s decision. I don’t have any sympathy for him [Groves], you have to put yourself in the referee’s hands.”
WBA super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (27-0-2, 20 KOs) destroyed Diego Silva (29-3-4, 1 5 KOs) in two rounds t0 retain his world title. Quigg dropped Silva in round two with a body shot, then laid him out with a right hook, no count needed. Time was 1:41. Impressive performance for Quigg. (more…)
IBF cruiserweight champion Hernandez stops Alekseev in ten; Leapai shocks WBO #1 heavyweight Boytsov
IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Alexander Alekseev (24-3-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. Hernandez dropped Alekseev at the end of round two with a straight left. Hernandez scored another knockdown in round five. The bout finally ended in round ten when Hernandez dropped Alekseev again.
WBO #8 rated heavyweight Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) dropped previously unbeaten WBO #1 Denis Boytsov (33-1, 26 KOs) twice and won a ten round unanimous decision. Leapai dropped an exhausted Boytsov at the end of round seven and was credited with a second knockdown in round nine. Leapai was all over Boytsov in round ten and had Boytsov holding on to survive. Scores were 98-90, 96-92, 96-92 for Leapai. Had Boytsov won, he would have been the WBO’s mandatory challenger for world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
In an IBF light heavyweight title eliminator, Dmitry Sukhotsky (21-2, 16 KOs) scored a stoppage of Eduard Gutknecht (25-3, 9 KOs) after round four due to Gutknecht’s left eye swelling shut.
By Sam Geraci
On November 22, Giovanni Gotti’s Knockout Sports Promotions returned to the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, IN, for the latest installment of the popular “Radisson Rumble.” In the main event, top rated lightweight “Merciless” Mary McGee (21-3, 11 KOs) scored a unanimous decision against Lakeysha Williams (9-18-3, 1 KO). All judges scored the bout 60-54. (more…)
By Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photos: Juan Marshall/JM Photography
Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (29-4-0, 20 KOs) scored an electrifying one-punch first round knockout over Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-9-1, 18 KOs) in the scheduled ten round main event Friday night at a packed Rollins Center inside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. The win gave Santana the NABA light welterweight title, as well as a major jump in the rankings. In the co-feature, fast rising young star Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (19-0, 11 KOs) was too much for Marlon “ML” Lewis (6-3-2, 3 KOs), scoring three knockdowns and stopping him at 2:20 of the opening round of a scheduled eight round welterweight bout. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino promoted the big seven bout card. (more…)
By Graham Houston
Eleven months after crashing face-first to the canvas against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao is back in the ring tonight, meeting Brandon Rios in a 12-round welterweight fight in the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau, with TV coverage on HBO PPV in the U.S. and BoxNation in the U.K. The fight takes place on Sunday morning in China to allow for peak-hour TV viewing in the U.S., as happened when Ali met Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila.
Pacquiao is the clear betting favourite, and I’m expecting him to win this fight. Bob Arum’s Top Rank organisation promotes both men, but Pacquiao is the big moneymaker and this match hasn’t been made to get him knocked off.
Rios is in many ways the perfect opponent. He is tough and game and always comes forward, so the fight should be entertaining. However, Rios is rather slow, and he’s hittable. Also, Rios is moving up in weight from 140 pounds whereas Pacquiao has been boxing at 147 pounds for the past three years. Although Pacquiao is seven years the older man at the age of 34 he still looks speedy and sharp in video footage from his training base in the Philippines. I see Pacquiao as having a clear speed advantage in the fight, both in foot speed and in hand speed. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago (33-5, 27 KOs) defeated Rubin “Mr Hollywood” Williams (29-21-1, 16 KOs) via unanimous points decision in the main event of Hard Hitting Productions “This Is It” card in front of a sold out Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala Florida on Friday night. Santiago was in control of the bout right from the start and then had Williams seriously hurt in Round 2 with a left hook to the body and left uppercut, but Williams managed to survive the round.
Williams was in trouble again in Round 5 as “The Bronx Bomber” connected with more body uppercut combinations, but Williams grabbed and held on to Santiago to survive. In the end, all three judges scored the bout 60-54 for Danny Santiago. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
In what was considered an upset, Elvis Moyo from Zimbabwe beat former South Africa heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana on a majority ten round points decision to win the vacant World Boxing Federation All Africa heavyweight belt at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Friday night. Judges Rassie Ersamus and Elroy Marshal scored it 98-92 and 99-91 whilst judge Clifford Mbelu handed in a surprising 95-95 card. Machimana’s record drops to 18-8-2; 13 and Moyo’s rather deceiving record goes to 4-5-2; 1. (more…)
To get into the mood for tonight’s can’t miss Pacquiao-Rios pay-per-view clash, we’ve compiled a little video appetizer to set the mood.
TODAY it will be one of the most anticipated bouts of 2013 when IBF/WBA Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KOs) defends his titles against undefeated George Groves (19-0, 15 KOs) in a bout that will be televised LIVE in the United States on AWE and AWEtv.com. The action begins at 3pm ET / 12 PM noon PT. The passion from both fighters has been seen and heard as the trash talk has been ramped up over the past few weeks that has created a heated tension between the fighters.
“This is going to be an outstanding fight,”, said AWE President Charles Herring. “These two guys do not like each other and Groves desperately wants to be where Froch is. This will be a passionate fight that some insiders are calling this the fight of the day and a candidate for Fight of the Year. Carl Froch is always in those types of fights and George Groves has youth, hunger and ‘won’t take a backwards step and we are excited to bring this to the fans on AWE and AWEtv.com.” (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Undefeated #3 IBF, #7 WBC ranked jr. middleweight Damian Jonak (36-0, 21 KOs) was on the scales Friday in Jastrzebie, Poland. Jonak, in his last fight before challenging for the world title in early 2014, will be tested by Kris Carslaw (18-4, 8 KOs) from Scotland. Also on the “Wojak Boxing Night” card promoted by Ulrich Knockout Promotions, fans will get to see #2 WBA/IBF ranked cruiserweight Pawel Kolodziej (31-0, 17 KOs), who wants to make 2014 his championship year, as well.
As per IBF rules, there was a “Second Day Weigh-In” held at 9AM this morning in Bamberg, Germany for the IBF cruiserweight championship bout between champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Alexander Alekseev, and for the IBF light heavyweight eliminator between Eduard Gutknecht and Dmitry Sukhotsky. The fighters were not allowed to weigh more than ten pounds over the division weight limit. All fighters’ weights were easily within the ten pound cap.
Yoan Hernandez 206 vs. Alexander Alekseev 208
Eduard Gutknecht 179 vs. Dmitry Sukhotsky 176
Michael Anderson 148 vs. George Sosa 151
Tyyab Beale 235 vs. Jon Bolden 219
Eddie Edmond 160 vs. Michael Mitchell 159
Godson Noel 162.5 vs. Lavon Slade 164
Ibn Akbar Ricahrdson 199 vs. Eric George 196
Venue: Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: All Out Promotions/Edmonds Promotions
Doors open: 6:45PM, First bout: 7:30PM
Michael Anderson: “Tomorrow is huge for me and I’m in real fight. Sosa is a big puncher but all of my fans didn’t come to see me get clipped. I know what he’s got but he doesn’t know what I’ve got coming for him!”
George Sosa: “Even though I came in on short notice, I trained very hard for this fight and made weight. I know this is Michael’s hometown so I’m not leaving this fight in the judges’ hands!”
Note: The Beale-Boldin bout was moved from six rounds to eight after another bout was cancelled at the last minute.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned Friday night to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California for its New Blood Series in its season finale. Local welterweight Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes took on Francisco Reza of Torreon, Mexico in the scheduled eight round main event in closing 2013 Thompson Boxing season. It was a quick night as Reyes took Reza out in two rounds. Reyes started off slow as he landed the jab and kept his distance from Reza in the opening round. But in round two, a crunching left hook to the body sent Reza to the canvas. When he got up Reyes continued his attack once again landing another left hook to the body as referee Jack Reiss stopped the contest at 1:15. With the win Artemio “King” Reyes improves his mark to 21-2, 17 KOs, while Francisco Reza drops to 12-8, 9 KOs. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos
As his motto suggests, “Boxing at its Best”, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company Bobby D Presents strive to provide the San Diego boxing fans even, competitive fights. Last night it was no different as DePhilippis presented perhaps his best fight card of the year and quite possibly the best in town as five explosive fights went down at the Hanalei Conference Center of the Crowne Plaza Hotel located central San Diego. In the main event, a brutal Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (13-3-2, 4KOs) o Vista, CA, scored his second devastating knock out of the year as he stopped the durable Kevin “Hostile” Hoskins (7-3, 5KOs) of Los Angeles in the fifth round of a scheduled super featherweight six. Nearly one thousand loyal Bobby D Presents patrons were on hand to see the war between Garcia and Hoskins as well as four more fights including local San Diego and Tijuana talent.
From the opening bell a determined Garcia went after Hoskins pushing his opponents against the ropes and digging hard to the body with hard body shots coupled with uppercuts on the inside. Hoskins began to have his moments in the second as he welcomed the inside fighting and began to score his own set of right hands and near the end of the round, uppercuts as both fighters exchanged heavy leather to finish the round. (more…)
Photos: Peter Frutkoff
Popular Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (37-8-1, 28 KOs) and Maurenzo Smith (12-7-3, 9 KOs) fought to an eight round majority draw on Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. Maddalone stalked Smith the entire fight, however Vinny’s left eye was virtually swollen shut by the sixth round. Scores were 76-74 Smith, 75-75, 75-75.
In the co-feature, undefeated jr. welterweight Cletus Seldin (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas (12-12-4, 8 KOs).
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