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Super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (14-1-0, 10 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over tough Norbert Nemesapati (15-2, 14 KOs). Hypolite dropped the 19-year-old Nemesapati in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in round eleven.
Jr welterweight David Theroux (5-0, 3 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Maurycy Gojko (22-45-3, 8 KOs). Theroux dropped Gojko twice in round two, but was forced to go the full six. Scores were 60-52 on all cards.
Unbeaten jr lightweight Joel Diaz Jr (18-0, 14 KOs) knocked out Pedro Navarrete (28-20-3, 17 KO) in round four with a wicked body shot.
Unbeaten 19-year-old jr middleweight Steven Butler (9-0, 8 KOs) pummeled Lyes Chaibi (12-8-2, 2 KOs) until the bout was stopped in round five.
Unbeaten welterweight Junior Ulysse (5-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Lukasz Janik (12-8-1, 6 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 80-72 across the board.
Heavyweight Bogdan Dinu (12-0, 8 KOs) made quick work of Mickael Vieira (14-5, 7 KOs), winning by first round KO.
By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Eddie Gomez (17-1, 10 KOs) bounced back from his first defeat earlier this year by knocking down James Winchester (16-11, 6 KOs) in the first round en route to an exciting points win at the Barclays Center. Gomez, fighting in front of his hometown fans, had the fire in his fists and beat Winchester to the punch from the opening bell, knocking Winchester with a vicious right hook to the body. Winchester recovered well and began goading Gomez to keep it up, insinuating that he could deal with whatever Gomez was bringing to the table. As the rounds continued, Gomez used his footwork to remain busy, jabbing to control the distance before unloading a series of body combinations. Winchester was docked a point in round 7 for a repeated low blow. In a bizarre twist of events, round 9 saw a dance off in the ring, with Eddie Gomez returning Winchester’s dance shuffle with his own jiggle. At the end of the 10 round super welterweight bout, the judges awarded the fight to Gomez with scores of 100-88 all round.
Brooklyn native Zachary Ochoa (9-0, 4 KOs), delighted his hometown fans with a convincing decision over Jose Miguel Castro (4-2, 2 KOs. Ochoa knocked down Castro with a beautifully timed right hook to the head. Castro had a case of dejavu as Ochoa landed an overhand right to knock Castro down once more in round 2. Rather than slow down, Ochoa picked up the pace and continued to try and close the night with a KO but Castro was able to keep it together and see out the final rounds. After 6 rounds, all three judges scored the fight 60-52 to Ochoa.
In an entertaining welterweight bout, John Karl Sosa kept his perfect record intact against Jason Thompson with a convincing 8 round decision. Sosa, from Caguas PR, pressured Thompson early on and connected with a series of vicious combinations but continued to get tagged by Thompson’s counter punches. As the later rounds came on, Thompson slowed down while Sosa continued to move and jab with ease. At the end of 8 rounds, the judges at ringside all scored the fight to Sosa by way of 80-72, 79-73 and 79-73.
Light heavyweight D’mitrius Ballard (8-0, 7 KOs) made light work of Tylon Burris (4-3, 2 KOs) in their scheduled 6 round bout. Ballard pressed the action from the start and knocked down Burris in round one. Burris was on the floor again in round 2 but this was due to a low blow from Ballard. The end for Burris came in round 3 where he faced an onslaught of hooks from Ballard and went to the canvas but was deemed unable to continue by the referee. The official time of the stoppage was 2:57 in round 3.
In the opening bout of the night at the Barclays Center, lightweight Lamont Reach (5-0, 2KOs) went the full distance against Alexander Charneco (2-1, 2 KOs) to win on points. Roach went in with heavy hands and came close to a final round KO before the bell saved Charneco. The official scores were 40 34, 40-35 and 40-35 all in favor of Roach.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Former two-division champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley receives his ‘star,’ Saturday on the World Famous Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
Bradley is preparing for his upcoming return to the ring to battle Diego Chaves in a 12-round Welterweight rumble, Saturday, Dec. 13, inside the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Promoted by Top Rank in association with Golden Boy Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Tecate, Bradley vs Chaves will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) demolished challenger Pawel Glazewski (23-3, 5 KOs) in just 43 seconds on Saturday night at the EWE-Arena, Oldenburg, Germany. A looping left hand to the body floored Glazewski to end the fight abruptly. It was Braehmer’s third defense of the WBA regular belt. According to the promoter, the win was the fastest knockout ever in a world title fight in the light heavyweight division.
The bout was also the final fight in the long term relationship between Sauerland Event and the ARD network. Next year the company’s bouts will be seen in Germany on SAT1.
Earlier, unbeaten super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (16-0, 10 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact with a a fifth round TKO over Stjepan Bozic (29-8, 19 KOs), jr middleweight Jack Culcay (19-1, 10 KOs) outpointed Karim Merroudj (13-4-2, 1 KO) over twelve rounds r=to retain his Euro belt, heavyweight Denis Boytsov (35-1, 26 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over George Arias (55-12, 41 KOs).
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont
In a Foxtel televised promotion, former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (39-3, 23 KOs) stopped Brazilian Isaias Santos Sampaio (19-10, 19 KOs) in round two of scheduled twelve round PABA super featherweight title bout at the Entertainment Centre, Hurstville, NSW, Australia on Saturday. WBO#6, IBF#10 Dib dropped the Brazilian twice in round two and referee Anthony Shipley crowned Dib.
Dib is promoted by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. He lost the IBF featherweight crown to Evgeny Gradovich in 2013 who defeated him in a rematch also in 2013. (more…)
By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder
Using a well-schooled, rapid left jab, native son Sonny Fredrickson dominated a tough Darryl Hayes, Houston, over six brisk-paced rounds last night at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. The seven-bout card was a well-matched Rise Fighting promotion with Fred Vallejo promoting and matchmaking. While all of the fighters emerging from the red corner were winners, they found stout competition in all but two of the bouts.
Fredrickson might be the tallest lightweight out there, though if he is 6’1” as is billed, he’s going to have stand next to a measuring stick to convince this reporter that he’s over six foot. Suffice to say that he is an extremely tall lightweight and the differential between himself and opponent Hayes gave spectators a Mutt-and-Jeff appearance that seemed to portend a mismatch. It wasn’t. (more…)
Photo: Sebastian Heger
Otto Wallin (9-0, 7 KOs) improved to 9-0 with a dominant display against Ivica Perkovic (20-26, 15 KOs) tonight in Oldenburg, Germany. The Swedish heavyweight proved too much for his Croatian opponent, who retired following the fourth-round of a scheduled eight.
“Perkovic was a tricky opponent,” said Wallin. “He is an experienced guy and he was in survival mode. It was difficult to get him to the head so I had to work the body. I had some success and that’s what forced him to quit after the fourth-round. (more…)
Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Maryland middleweight Jarrett Hurd won an uninspiring majority decision over Texan Emmanuel Sanchez in the 6-round main at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA Friday night. The lackluster bout topped a showcase parade of Al Haymon fighters, and included a sprinkling of local boxers mixed with several out-of-towners. Although going in, there was little doubt about the outcome of all six fights scheduled, some of the favorites managed to make an impression with strong showings. However, Hurd, (14-0, 8 KOs), was not one them.
Hurd had his hands full with Sanchez, a southpaw who came to fight, but had more attitude than ability against the undefeated pet-pugilist. The pair mixed it up in round one, which teased the sparse crowd that they were about to see a good battle. The rest of the fight, however, did not deliver. (more…)
The fight with Bulgaria’s Kristin Dochev was nothing more than an appetizer for Ermano Fegatilli (30-5) as a fight for the European super featherweight title is on the table for April 2015. Fegatilli is just keeping active rather than developing rust. Even years separated from his first EBU title reign, he’s maintained a champion’s lifestyle. From start to finish, the better man was left unquestioned. Fegatilli and Dochev had some sluggish moments, but Ermano was more active, more refined, and contributed the best of work where it mattered. He took control through the second half of the fight, and outboxed his opponent behind the jab. The judges tallied 80-72, 80-72, and a marginally closer 78-74 for Fegatilli. The local crowd in Antwerp, Belgium offered a warm reception to the proud Italian-born, Belgian-raised, and now Netherlands-based Fegatilli.
He may not be offered such commodity when he faces Romain Jacob, the unbeaten, fine-tuned Frenchman next year. The date is still being locked-in, but it will likely head further to mid-year, April. With that, Fegatilli will likely appear at a local boxing gala again, on the 30th of January. Then, he will be fully prepared to capitalize on the opportunity presented against Jacob.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Joseph Parker (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over Irineu Beato Costa Jr (15-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Claudelands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. Parker was in command from the opening bell and leveled Costa Jr. with a crushing right hand to end it.
In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, 2012 Olympian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (9-0-1, 7 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round TKO over Robson Assis (14-1, 8 KOs). Horn dropped Assis in round four and finished him in round five.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian promoter Brian Amatruda told Fightnews.com that he has made a substantial offer to the management of IBF light middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) to defend the title against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-6, 27 KOs) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia early in 2015. “I have made Bundrage a good offer and think it will be a great fight,” stated Amatruda.
The 39-year-old Mundine is coming off an upset win over WBC #2 Sergey Rabchenko in a recent Melbourne promotion that attracted 12,000 fight fans. Earlier in the year, Mundine lost to former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey and in 2013, “The Man” became the only boxer to stop Shane Mosley when they clashed in 2013.
The 41-year-old Bundrage regained the title for the second time by outscoring reigning champ Carlos Molina over twelve rounds in October.
Italian welterweight champion Antonio “Big” Moscatiello (now 18-2-1, 13 KOs) retained his title with a TKO in round 10 against Riccardo Pintuaudi (now 9-1, 7 KOs) Friday night at the re-opening of historical, sold out Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy. It was a great non-stop action fight. Principe Boxing Events (Alessandro Cherchi) and OPI 2000 promoted the show with Rai Sport televising live in Italy.
WBA #5 cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak (33-2, 24 KOs) pounded out a ten round majority decision over former world champion and WBO #9, WBC #12, WBA #15 ranked Jean Marc Mormeck (37-6, 23 KOs) on Friday night at the Palais des Sports in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Scores were 98-92, 99-92, 95-95.
By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson / Hitman Photograpy
“The Working Class Man” Vinnie Caruana successfully defended his WA State Light Heavyweight title with a third round stoppage over late sub Moses Ioelu in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome IX tonight at the venue that is considered as one of the best in the world to view Boxing, Metro City in Perth Australia.
Caruana looked as if he wanted to stop Ioelu early going after his opponent and landing some good shots, but also looked rash at times as he was flirting with danger and was caught on the counter punch which frustrated trainers Angelo Hyder and “Sugar” Caine Melbourne. (more…)
By John DiSanto/Philly Boxing History
In the main event at Harrah’s Chester (PA), middleweight Jarrett Hurd, Accokeek, MD, remained undefeated (14-0, 8 KOs) with a 6-round majority decision over Emmanuel Sanchez (5-2, 1KO) of Laredo, TX. The scores were 57-57, 59-55 and 58-56.
By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales
Elton Dharry 118 vs. Jose Rios 118
(IBF Inter-Continental bantamweight title)
Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis 248 vs. Carlette “The Truth” Ewell 227.6
(IBO World female heavyweight title)
Dean “Bad Newz” Burrell 137 vs. TBA
Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell 139.6 vs. TBA
Sidney McCow 136 vs. Justin Gogulski 134.6
Promoters: B.O.S.E. Promotions in association with Elton Dharry Promotions
Venue: L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium
By Gabriel F Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
Arely Muciño 111.75 vs Shindo Go 110.25
Adrian Estrella 130 vs Edwin Lopez 130
WBC super featherweight international title
Miguel Román 136 vs Ricardo Castillo 134.20
Óscar Molina 153 vs Adrián Torres153
Abdiel Ramírez 146 vs Ismael Segovia 144.50
Jairo López 135 vs Randy Lozano 134
Venue: Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
The moment of “Truth” will come Saturday, December 6th for Carlette “The Truth” Ewell (15-7-1, 9 KOs) when she looks for revenge during her rematch with Sonya “The Scholar Lamonakis (9-1-2, 1 KO) for the vacant IBO female heavyweight title on the paradise island of Sint Maarten.
In January 2012, Ewell fought Lamonakis to a draw at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. That was the last fight for Ewell and now – almost three years later – she is glad that her return to the ring is against Lamonakis.
“Whether it comes by knockout, or it goes the distance, I want my revenge and the title,” declared Ewell. (more…)
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Jose Felix Jr 135.5 vs. Luis Solis 136
Brian Viloria 112.4 vs. Armando Vasquez 111.2
Esquiva Falcao 157.8 vs. Lanny Dardar 157.2
Danny Valdivia 154 vs. Tolutomi Agunbiade 153.4
Daniel Franco 127.2 vs. Cesar Martinez 127.4
Saul Rodriguez 132 vs. Juan Solis 131.8
Danny Ruiz-137.4 vs. Gloferson Ortizo 139
Samuel Garcia 146.6 vs. Arnold Barbosa 145.8
Jose Mejia 157.8 vs. Cem Kilic 160
Venue: Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, CA
Promoter: Top Rank/Bash Boxing
UFC 181, which is headlined by the UFC welterweight championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler and the UFC lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Robbie Lawler (170) vs. Johny Hendricks (170)
UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5)
PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Travis Browne (243) vs. Brendan Schaub (244)
Anthony Hamilton (256) vs. Todd Duffee (236.5)
Abel Trujillo (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (156)
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Francisco Rivera (135)
Josh Samman (185.5) vs. Eddie Gordon (185.5)
Corey Anderson (204.5) vs. Justin Jones (204.5)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136)
UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Matt Hobar (136) vs. Sergio Pettis (135)
Clay Collard (146) vs. Alex White (145.5)
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Jean Pascal 179.6 vs. Roberto Bolonti 179
Schiller Hyppolite 168.7 vs. Norbert Nemesapati 167.6
Joel Diaz, Jr. 129.7 vs. Pedro Navarrete 129.5
Steven Butler 151.7 vs. Lyes Chaibi 149.6
Yves Ulysse, Jr. 143.8 vs. Lukasz Janik 145
Bogdan Dinu 237.6 vs. Mikael Vieira 227
David Theroux 141.7 vs. Maurycy Gojko 141.4
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Note: Roy Jones Jr. had to break up an intense staredown between Pascal and Bolonti.
By Jerry Glick
Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Golden Boy and Gary Shaw Productions held the final press conference on Thursday at the show’s venue, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday. The main event pits hard hitting David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) against rugged “King” Gabriel Rosado, (21-8, 13 KOs), in what looks like an action packed, fan favorite fight for Lemieux’s NABF Middleweight belt.
The well stocked show which includes Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (21-0,11 KOs) facing James “The King” De La Rosa (23-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight matchup, and Thomas “El Frances” Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs) squaring off with “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (25-3-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant NABF and NABA Junior Welterweight Titles. Also on the show but not televised is rising star Zachary Ochoa (8-0, 4 KOs) who puts his unbeaten record on the line in a six-round super lightweight bout against Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Castro (4-1, 2 KOs), plus more.
The three top fights will be telecast on HBO After Dark on Saturday, the sixth. No matter who wins in the main event, the fans are sure to win because Lemieux has the kick of a horse in his fists, and Rosado has a granite chin.
Lemieux appeared calm and confident, while Rosado, was intense, confident, but intense at the final press conference. Rosado’s veteran trainer, Jesse Reed said, “training went exceptionally well. Gabe is very coachable. He’s at a stage in his career where he’s fought all the tough guys and now he’s stepping up and showing his experience.” (more…)
At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, heavyweight contender and former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham and his wife Livvy were overjoyed this morning to receive the news that their 9 year old daughter Kennedy’s heart transplant surgery was a success. The fearless Kennedy went into surgery around 3:00am. Kennedy’s pre-surgery comment was, “When the clock says it’s about to be fight time, you need to pack up and go. It’s about to be fight time right now.” Kennedy has emerged as the champion in this fight! At 7:30am, the surgeon, Dr. Victor Morell reported that the heart was placed and beating. About an hour and a half later Dr Morell confirmed the surgery went well and the risk factors they were concerned with ended up not being issues at all. The Cunningham’s feel incredibly blessed.
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBC #5,WBA #5,IBF #7 Lucas Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) calls out to former world heavyweight challenger Derrick Chisora to fight him in England in early 2015 and promoted by Frank Warren. Browne also calls out WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev to defend the championship against him. Lucas Browne will be attending the WBC convention that will be held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas beginning December 12th.
Photos: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
David Lemieux 160 vs Gabriel Rosado 159.5
Hugo Centeno Jr. 159.4 vs James De La Rosa 159.8
Thomas Dulorme 139 vs Hank Lundy 140
Eddie Gomez 149.4 vs James Winchester 150.8
Zachary Ochoa 141 vs Jose Miguel Castro 138.4
John Karl Sosa 144.6 vs Jason Thompson 144.8
D’Mitrius Ballard 170.6 vs Tyson Burris 170.4
Lamont Roach Jr. 132.8 vs Alexander Charneco 134
TV: HBO Boxing After Dark
Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Jürgen Brähmer 173.3 vs Pawel Glazewski 173.3
WBA Light Heavyweight World Title
Karim Merroudj 152.6 vs Jack Culcay 153.9
European Light Middleweight Title
Stjepan Bozic 166.5 vs Tyron Zeuge 167.8
IBF International Super Middleweight Title
Venue: EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
Jarrett Hurd 158 vs Emmanuel Sanchez TBA
Omar Douglas 133 vs Osnel Charles 134.5
Milton Santiago Jr. 140.5 vs Travis Thompson 139.5
Caleb Plant 162 vs Darryl Gardner 159.5
Stephen Fulton 124 vs Benjamin Burgos 122.5
Earl Newman 184.5 vs Jade Ealy TBA
Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
Promoters: King’s Promotions & XFE
Photos: Lawrence Lustig
Martin J. Ward believes he’ll have too much for Maxi Hughes to handle when the pair meet in a British Super Featherweight title eliminator tomorrow night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, live on Sky Sports.
Unbeaten Ward faces the Rossington man at the east London boxing mecca and while he rates his 24 year old opponent, he expects to overpower ‘Maximus’ in the later rounds as he faces his first southpaw in the paid ranks.
“He is an all-round pretty sound pro but he doesn’t have what I have got and I believe I have more than enough in the tank to beat him,” said Ward, who scaled 9st 3 ½lbs today, as did Hughes. (more…)
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