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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-12-2, 29 KOs) to fight three-time title challenger Terdsak “Pit Bull” Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33 KOs) for the vacant interim jr lightweight belt on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BC, Mexico.
And what a fight it was! Both Salido and Kokietgym were more than willing to trade blows and both were knocked down in round one. Salido was knocked down again at the end of round two. Kokietgym was sent down again in round four. Kokietgym floored Salido in round five. Salido dropped Kokietgym in round seven and after that pretty much took over the bout. Salido came out in the eleventh determined to end it and and did, laying out the brave Thai fighter.
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Local jr flyweight Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza (22-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Ramon “Principe” Garcia (20-5-1, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF jr flyweight title (vacated when John Riel Casimero lost the belt on the scale in May). Mendoza dropped Garcia with a body shot in round five. Hirales was docked a point for a low blow in round eight. Mendoza battered Garcia to the deck again in round ten. Scores were 116-109, 115-110, 115-110. photos
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
WBO World Featherweight boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is in Phoenix to support stablemate Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas as he takes on Eduardo Flores on Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” show televised on UniMas, Sat., Sept 20 at Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Both fighters are managed by Egis Klimas. Lomachenko fights on the undercard of the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China.
It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, WBC #14 rated Kid Galahad (aka Abdul Barry Awad) (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #14 Adeilson Dos Santos (14-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, England. Galahad dropped Dos Santos in round one and put him down again in round ten. Scores were 119-107, 117-109, 120-105.
Unbeaten middleweight Adam Etches (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a third round KO over Samir Santos Barbosa (35-11-3, 25 KOs). Time was 2:14.
Young Fury (1-1, 1 KO), brother of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, was defeated by late sub Henry Smith (4-3, 0 KOs). The score was 39-37.
Super middleweight Frank Buglioni (14-1, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Alexey Ribchev (18-11-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the famed York Hall in London. Buglioni methodically broke down Ribchev and the bout was waved off in round six due to damage to Ribchev’s right eye. Time was 2:11.
Earlier, unbeaten welterweight Bradley Skeete (18-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Leandro Pinto (16-5-3, 7 KOs).
WBC #4, WBA #6, IBF #10 super middleweight George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) dethroned European champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-3-3, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Rebounding from consecutive losses to to WBA/IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch, Groves came out aggressively in the early rounds and outworked Rebrasse the whole way. No knockdowns and nether fighter was hurt. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 118-110. The bout was also a WBC eliminator so Groves is now mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell.
Unbeaten super flyweight Khalid Yafai (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over Harold Molina (17-9-3, 7 KOs). Yafai dropped Molina in round one with a body shot and twice in round two to end it. Time was 1:50.
2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over journeyman Krzysztof Szot (18-16-1, 5 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Szot, who was down twice in the seventh round, has now lost 12 on his last 13.
By Pasi Taavitsainen at ringside
Photos: Pasi Taavitsainen
WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Abril, finally making his first defense of the belt in March 2013, won by scores of 114-114, 116-112, 117-111. Abril worked a lot to the body along with straight rights. Tatli connected with some good left hooks to the head. Lots of clinches, no knockdowns, neither fighter in trouble. Both fought well but the champion took more rounds.
Welterweight Juho Tolppola (24-6-1, 9 KOs) scored an eight round decision over Emanuele De Prophetis (16-5, 10 KOs). Score was 80-72 across the board.
Unbeaten female lightweight Eva Wahlstrom (12-0-1, 3 KOs) outpointed Halanna Dos Santos (14-6, 9 KOs). Scores were 60-53 on all cards.
Light heavyweight Juho Haapoja (24-5-1, 14 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Attila Palko (17-15, 13 KOs). (more…)
By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
WBC #2, IBF #7, WBO #10 cruiserweight Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) in a clash for the NABF title on Saturday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Mchunu was in command the entire fight but the overmatched Wilson battled hard the whole way. Scores were 96-93, 99-90, 98-91. Mchunu was deducted a point for holding in round ten.
Unbeaten lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over Angino “The Nightmare” Perez (16-6, 14 KOs) in a clash for the Junior NABF lightweight title. Perez dropped Dargan in round three (then hit him again when he was down). Dargan turned the tables in the fifth flooring Perez then putting him down face first to end it. Time was 1:32. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) visited Warsaw to be part of his fitness chain “McFit” opening in Poland. “Dr Steelhammer” also spoke with reporters about his injury before upcoming (November 15) fight with Kubrat Pulev, doping test demands raised by his Bulgarian contender, shares his, sometimes brutally honest, thoughts about current heavyweights and of course about his American #1 follower – Shannon Briggs.
Before another packed house on Friday, Sept. 19th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, undefeated, fast rising, Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (14-0 11KO’s Long Island, NY), blasted out spoiler Ramesis Gil with a sensational one punch knockout in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 round Jr. Welterweight bout. Both fighters came out aggressively in the first round with each scoring hard shots and little to choose between them. The 2nd round began with Seldin stalking Gil (8-9-5 5KO’s Santo Domingo, DR) backing him up. Seldin beat Gil to the punch and landed a thunderous right hand on Gil’s chin. Gil crumpled to the mat and was counted out giving Seldin his 11th KO in 14 fights. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
XF Events, Peltz Boxing and BAM Promotions promoted entertaining six bout card at the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. Popular Philly heavyweight Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (12-3-2, 4KOs) dropped Redwood City, California’s Yohon “The Body Snatcher” Banks (7-9-2, 4KOs) three times en-route to an impressive first round stoppage in main event of the evening. Undefeated lightweight Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin raised his record to 8-0, 1KO with a dominant six round unanimous decision victory over rugged fellow Philadelphian Ramon Ellis 4-13-2, 2KOs. (more…)
By Craig Wick at ringside
Veteran Chicago fight promoter, Bobby Hitz, returned to his favorite stomping ground, The Venue, located inside the beautiful Horseshoe Casino in nearby Hammond, Indiana for a nine bout card, headlined by the Antonio Canas vs Rafael Hernandez 8 round welterweight bout. Also seeing action were established local favorites as well as the long awaited debut of Sam “The Russian Concussion” Horowitz.
In the evening’s main event, which beckons for a rematch due to its unsatisfying conclusion, Chicago’s Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (10-1-1 with 1 no contest, 4 KOs) and Rafael Hernandez (8-0, with 1 no contest and 5 KOs) Detroit, MI engaged in a see-saw welterweight battle that was unfortunately called prior to the fourth round by the ring physician due to a cut over the eye of Hernandez. Both fighters tore into one another in the opening round, going toe-to-toe, with Canas gaining the upper hand when he had Hernandez pinned on the ropes and seemingly hurt with a series of straight right hands to the head. In round two, Hernandez suddenly turned the tables, dropping Canas with a left hook to the midsection that had him in anguish and barely able to beat the count. Moments later, Hernandez landed a flurry of punches to the head of Canas, which the referee ruled knockdown #2 as it appeared as if the ropes were all that was holding Canas up. (more…)
The war ended early at Saitama Super Arena Saturday night, and this one belonged to Mark Hunt. Facing off with fellow heavyweight knockout artist Roy Nelson in an eagerly-anticipated clash of top ten contenders, “The Super Samoan” struck often, eventually denting the steel chin of Nelson en route to a second-round knockout victory that reaffirmed the resurgent 40-year-old as one of the most dangerous punchers in the sport. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
By Karl Freitag
Lots of world title fights, notable names, and even a rare U.S. network boxing telecast will make this an interesting day for boxing.
Action gets underway early from Finland where WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril is a -155 pick to defeat unbeaten local favorite Edir Tatli (+125).
Next up we shift to London for “The Return of the Saint” as super middleweight George Groves takes on Christopher Rebrasse. Groves is the biggest favorite of the day at -1700. Rebrasse, the current European champion, is +1100. The bout is also a WBC eliminator and Groves’ ticket to a third match with Carl Froch.
NBC will televise live boxing for the first time in 2014 as Thabiso Mchunu battles Garrett Wilson for the NABF belt at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. This fight will pull in several million viewers, more than any other U.S. boxing telecast this year. Mchunu is a -1250 favorite, while Wilson is +800.
In Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras is -550 to defeat Jose Salgado +400. This is Cuadras’ first defense of the belt.
Finally, in Tijuana there are two world title clashes. In the main event, Orlando “Siri” Salido is a big -1050 favorite to beat Terdsak “Pit Bull” Kokietgym (+600) for the vacant WBO interim jr lightweight belt (ordered due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia). Also Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza and Ramon “Principe” Garcia Hirales are “even money” for the vacant IBF jr flyweight title (vacated when John Riel Casimero lost the title on the scale in May).
WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (43-1-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over #1 rated Felipe Orucuta (29-3, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Anfiteatro Municipal de Villa Maria in Cordoba, Argentina. The first ten rounds were close, just like their first encounter in May 2013, which Narvaez won by split decision. This time Narvaez closed the bout very strong to seal a 114-114, 116-112, 116-112 victory. With the win, Narvaez successfully defended his WBO super flyweight for the 11th time, after previously defending the WBO flyweight belt on 16 occasions.
WBC #6 middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (24-4-2, 12 KOs) scored s fifth round TKO over Mateo Veron (19-14-2, 3 KOs). Heiland dropped Veron in round three. Heiland floored Veron again in round five, then punished Veron until Veron’s forner threw in the towel.
Lightweight Raul Centeno (17-1-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Gustavo Bermudez (16-13-2, 6 KOs) over six by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 59-56.
By Jose E. Santiago at the scale
On Saturday night Future Series Promotions along with Delgado Boxing Promotions presents “A Fight for a Cure”. The show is a 100% non-profit affair benefiting The Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation (LDBF), PD Gladiators (Patients with Parkinsons), and CURE Childhood Cancer. Featuring amateur and professional boxing, the card will be highlighted by a featherweight clash as Patrick “Silky Smooth” Riley (4-0 3KO) takes on Michael Doyle (2-10 1KO). Also on the card is undefeated featherweight Cameron “Klla Cam” Springer (4-0 2KO) as he is set to take on Charles Jones (3-15 2KO).
Patrick Riley 127 vs. Michael Doyle 124
Cam Springer 130 vs. Charles Jones 126
Billy Cunningham 205 vs. Steve Geffrard 192
Greg Faust 142 vs. Archie Weah 142
Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel & Resorts Atlanta Perimeter
Promoter: Future Series Promotions & Delgado Boxing Promotions
Tickets: General Admission $20 – VIP $50
Fights start at 6PM
Below are the official weigh-in results for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event.
Fight Night Japan which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson and the lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Takanori Gomi, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
Mark Hunt (264) vs. Roy Nelson (260)
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Myles Jury (156) vs. Takanori Gomi (155)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (170) vs. Amir Sadollah (170)
Miesha Tate (135) vs. Rin Nakai (135)
Kiichi Kunimoto (171) vs. Richard Walsh (171)
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs. Jon Delos Reyes (125)
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Alex Caceres (135) vs. Masanori Kanehara (135)
Katsunori Kikuno (146) vs. Sam Sicilia (145)
Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Takenori Sato (169)
Michinori Tanaka (135) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (136)
Kazuki Tokudome (156) vs. Johnny Case (156)
Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Dan Hooker (145)
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Hunt vs. Nelson is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 3 AM ET/12 AM PT . . . Click here for more
By Jerry Glick
Photo by Peter Frutkoff/PeterFrutkoff.com
Undefeated welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin is the latest star to emerge from Long Island for Star Boxing. Joe DeGuardia, head man at the Bronx based promotional outfit, has developed Long Island native Chris Algieri into a world champion and now Algieri is fighting superstar Manny Pacquaio! DeGuardia plans to use the same strategy to make Seldin into his next champion.
Tonight at the Paramount Theater, Seldin goes for win number fourteen against experienced journeyman Ramesis Gil (8-8-5, 5 KOs).
In his most recent fight, Seldin (13-0, 10 KOs) stepped up against the rugged Bayan Jargal, a veteran who has faced experienced fighters such as Zahir Raheem, Breidis Prescott, Steve Upsher Chambers and WBO junior welterweight champ and Star Boxing stablemate Chris Algieri. Jargal was fortunate to avoid defeat against Seldin’s aggressive attack when he suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental head butt prompting the doctor to end the bout after two rounds declaring a no contest. (more…)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Konstantin Ponomarev 148.6 vs. Cosme Rivera 145.6
Trevor McCumby 173.6 vs. Martin Verdin 176
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.8 vs. Eduardo Flores 145.6
Shane Mosley Jr 161 vs. Marchristopher Atkins: 159.6
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175.2 vs. Lamont Williams 175.8
Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Here is the scale watch for the GFS Entertainment Promotions card on Saturday, September 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:
Henry Buchanan 173 vs. Alexander Johnson 174
DeMarcus Corley 133 vs. Daniel Attah 135
Demond Nicholson 161 vs. Dennis Sharpe 163
Jarrett Hurd 154 vs. Damon Antoine (will weigh in on Friday)
Jeff Lacy 178 vs. Rayco Saunders 174
Hector Camacho, Jr.’s bout with Ryan Davis has been scratched. No official word was given.
Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (196) and Epifiano Mendoza (197) face off after weighing in for their cruiserweight main event Saturday night at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. The card is promoted by World Wide Elite Entertainment.
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