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Wilder plans next move

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move. Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC WBA "undisputed" bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos "Baby Pacquiao" Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with ...

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau'shee Warren 117 (WBA "undisputed" bantamweight title) Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2 John Jackson 153.4 ...

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped ...

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

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Boxing News

Chauke wins the IBF International featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a battle of veterans Oscar Chauke from South Africa scored a unanimous 12 rounds point’s decision over defending champion Gottlieb Ndokosho of Namibia to win the IBF International featherweight title in Outapi, Namibia on Saturday night. The scores were 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 on all three cards. Chauke was in control throughout the first nine rounds as he out boxed the Namibian who made a courageous effort but this was not enough as the South African emerged a comfortable winner. Chauke improved his record to 33-9-3, 11 KOs and Ndokosho saw his record drop to 16-4, 7 KOs. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015


Boxing News

Nava-Gomez: Full Report and Photo Gallery

By Felipe Leon and Renzo Novara
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A total sell-out was seen at the Baja California Convention Center located on the scenic drive near Rosarito, Mexico, just twenty minutes north of downtown Tijuana. Over 5,500 fight fans gathered to see the first WBC crowned female world champion and current WBC and WBA super bantamweight champ Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (32-4-3, 14KO) who not only retained her titles but impressively dominated a brave Mayra “Guapa” Gomez (16-4-4, 4KO) of Argentina via fourth round TKO at the 1:22 mark of the sixth round in the main event of mega event presented by Zanfer Promotions and televised live in Mexico by the Azteca channel. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

UFC

Spencer-Pyle heads to Las Vegas in May

In his first start since a controversial decision loss to Cathal Pendred in January, welterweight prospect Sean Spencer will return to the Octagon on May 23 to square off with veteran standout Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Ford Season Opener Friday

The season opener for the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, which has been home of the series since the building’s series debut October 19, 2001. Oscar “Chololo” Larios defeated contender Angel “Avispa” Chacon that night. Larios would go to become a two-division world champion after his appearance on the series.

The main event will be Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico facing Mexico national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonara, Mexico. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latino Featherweight title on the line. As was the case with Larios-Chacon this bout too is another edition of the famed Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg close in on showdown.

Manny Pacquiao hopes to increase his speed.

Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather hit U.S. gyms on Monday.

Chris Eubank Jr. eyes Billy Joe Saunders rematch.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on NBC debuts on Saturday

In six days a new era begins. On Saturday March 7 pro boxing finally returns to primetime broadcast television with the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The debut of PBC on NBC features a pair of HBO/Showtime quality bouts — Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. — from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels will host. Laila Ali and B.J. Flores serve as corner analysts, joined by reporter Kenny Rice.



March 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Musings, Part One

I’ve covered Holly Holm’s career since she held the top spot on female boxing’s pound-for-pound list, so when she came over to MMA full-time, I was obviously intrigued by what she would do if she made it to the UFC. Well, after her win over Raquel Pennington, I think “The Preacher’s Daughter” may have found her home . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez on target at WBC 30 day pre weigh-in

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed in at 132 during Saturday’s WBC pre-weigh-in for his world title defense against Gary Russell Jr. on March 28 at the Palms in Las Vegas. Gonzalez has been sparring with several southpaw boxers to prepare for that fight.

Gonzalez is expecting to beat Russell Jr and then look for possible fights against Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury: The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance

By James Slater

The fight is by no means a done deal yet, but unbeaten Tyson Fury and his co-promoter Frank Warren are very hopeful and optimistic that Wladimir Klitschko will agree to make his next defense against Fury in September, possibly in the U.K. Of course, Wladimir, who turns 39-years of age later this month, must first come through against the determined and also unbeaten Bryant Jennings in April, but after that it could be Fury.

And the 6’9 giant who made easy work of Christian Hammer last night, often switching to the southpaw stance as he broke Hammer down for an 8th-round corner retirement win, says his southpaw abilities are the key to his beating Klitschko.

“I believe southpaw is the key because there’s not many heavyweights in the world who get southpaw sparring or anything like that,” Fury told The Manchester Evening News. “The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance. Corrie Sanders was a southpaw. Tony Thompson gave him problems – both times from a southpaw. Both of those guys were long range fighters, which I am – but they never had my inside game. It makes fights easy. The defence from southpaw is impregnable I believe.” (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ikeyama, 45, keeps WBO female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

45-year-young energetic Japanese girl Nao Ikeyama (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 101.75, impressively kept her WBO 102-pound belt when she defeated Filipino Norj Guro (7-4-1, 4 KOs), 100.5, by a unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92 twice) over ten lopsided rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Ikeyama kept stalking and punching Guro all the way to score her second defense since her coronation in the previous year.

In a companion title go, WBO female 105-pound ruler Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-2, 3 KOs), 104.75, unsatisfactorily retained her title as she was held to a technical draw by Filipino challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan (7-1-1, 4 KOs), 103.75, at the end of the opening session due to the champ’s horizontal two-inch cut on the forehead caused by an accidental butt in the closing seconds of the round. It was the 30-year-old Ikehara’s initial defense since she acquired the vacant championship last year. (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Virgil Hill victorious in farewell fight

In his farewell fight, 51 year old former world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill (51-7, 24 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Jimmy Campbell (11-8, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Time was 2:00. It was Hill’s first fight since losing his WBA cruiserweight belt to Firat Aralan in 2007. Campbell dropped his sixth straight, all by KO. Hill was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.

In other action, 43-year-old middleweight Tocker Pudwill (41-7, 14 KOs) outpointed 41-year-old Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-30, 15 KOs) over six rounds. Pudwill’s last fight was in 2009 against Matt Vanda.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

WBC #5, IBF #9 Martin stops Love in tenth

Undefeated world ranked heavyweight “Prince” Charles Martin (20-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Martin, ranked WBO #5 and IBF #9 launched into a non-stop barrage of punches that finally dropped Love, prompting referee Wes Melton to wave it off. Time was 1:47. Martin retained his NABO heavyweight title.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Nava stops Gomez in six

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBC/WBA female super bantamweight champion Jackie “Princesa Azteca” Nava (32-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mayra “La Guapa” Gomez (16-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Baja Center in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. Nava picked up the pace over the last three rounds and got the stoppage after a fusillade of unanswered punches. Time was 1:22.

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March 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Main: Rousey Does It Again, Finishes Cat in 14 Seconds

Who’s left? Facing someone most considered to be her stiffest test, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey instead did what she has done throughout her career; she made it look easy, taking just 14 seconds to submit number one contender Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event at STAPLES Center Saturday night . . . click here for more

Also see: Holm holds off Rocky, wins UFC debut

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Female flyweight “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (9-5, 1 KO) dethroned previously unbeaten WBO champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6 KOs) by ten round split decision on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Baja Center in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. The San Francisco fighter won by scores of 97-93, 98-92 McMorrow, 96-94 Enriquez.

Unbeaten bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jether “General” Oliva (22-3-2, 10 KOs).

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March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez remains undefeated

In a non-title tune-up fight, WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Valentin “Picoco” Leon (38-29-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua. Gonzalez dropped Leon once in round two and twice in round three before getting the stoppage with a barrage of punches. Chocolatito was testing the waters at super flyweight.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

WBC#3/WBA#2/IBF#6/WBO#15 Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (18-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, quickly kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he made short work of Filipino lefty Jimmy “Popeye” Paypa (16-3-1, 6 KOs), 121.25, at 2:59 of the first round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Wake, a tall southpaw, registered his fifth defense, all by knockout, since he dethroned previously unbeaten Yukinori Oguni via TKO route two years ago. Making a shaky start as usual as he took some opening shots of Paypa in the opening session, Wake exploded a right uppercut to the button of the game Filipino, who badly went down and failed to beat the count of the referee Fukuchi. The too quick annihilation stunned the crowd so greatly that they couldn’t evaluate how strong Paypa was. Wake jubilantly said, “I’d like to win a world belt within this year.” Paypa’s unbeaten streak for nearly five years halted only in less than three minutes at the Hall.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.

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February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Syracuse, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Bob Newman

JKJ Championship promotions staged their fourth “Finding The Next Champion” card in ten months featuring local Syracuse and neighboring Geneva, NY talent against a variety of imports. Syracuse’s Martez “The Punisher” Potter ground out a tough six round decision over frustrating Ahmed Tuba in a middleweight clash.

Syracuse’s Martez “The Punisher” Potter took on Nazareth, Israel’s Ahmed Tuba in the six round middleweight main event. For much of the first five rounds, there appeared to be more feinting, jawing, taunting, holding and flailing about than there were solidly landed punches. The bad blood between these two escalated in the second as Potter suffered a cut to his left cheek bone via a clash of heads. Referee Charlie Fitch warned both fighters to display good sportsmanship and to shut their mouths. Neither seemed comfortable leading and Potter often taunted Tuba to stand and fight. Things got wilder in the fifth and sixth with punches landing and both fighters going for broke. In the end, it was a close affair with all three judges agreeing at 58-56 for Potter. The Punisher moves to 7-0, 1 KO while Tuba falls to 1-3. (more…)



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez annihilates Tovar in Tampa

Unbeaten super lightweight KO artist Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (9-0, 8 KOs) has done it again! The big-punching Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey native thrilled the crowd inside The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida, by demolishing Raul Tovar (14-9-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. The normally granite-chinned Tovar had figured to go some rounds, but Rodriguez immediately got him out of there with three fast knockdowns.

Unbeaten Brazilian 2012 Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (7-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive second TKO over Mike Tufariello (4-2-1, 4 KOs), of Dallas, Texas, on Saturday night inside The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida. Falcao scored two knockdowns and the referee waved it off with Tufariello under heavy fire. (more…)



February 28th, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Prelims: Jucao Subs Munoz in One

In his first UFC fight since September of 2008, Roan “Jucao” Carneiro made short work of Mark Munoz, submitting the perennial middleweight contender in the first round of UFC 184 prelim action at STAPLES Center Saturday, immediately adding his name to the list of Octagon standouts once again . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Di Rocco stops Bruun to retain EBU title

European super lightweight champion Michele Di Rocco (39-1-1, 17 KOs) retained his title moments ago by TKO in round nine against brave Dane Kasper Bruun (19-2-1, 4 KOs) at the sold out Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy.

In the co-main event, Alessandro Caccia (13-1, 6 KOs) won the vacant WBC Latino welterweight championship stopping Renato De Donato (14-3, 1 KO) in six rounds.

Principe Boxing Events (Alessandro Cherchi) and OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show. Italia 1 televised it in Italy and Fightklub in Poland.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Bauwens defeats Portailler

Jean Pierre Bauwens Junior had to dig deep to retain his EBU-EU lightweight title at the Ghelamco football stadium of AA Gent against French Yoann Portailler in one of the best fights seen in recent years on a Belgian ring.
The visitor started strong as he was too quick for Bauwens. Bauwens started to take over from the middle rounds when Portailler started to fade. The result looked much closer then the official scorecards show with twice 117-111 and a 119-109.
On the undercard reigning WBC female lightweight champion Delfine Persoon had a non title bout stopping in the last half minute of the contest Florence Muthoni from Kenya. Muthoni was too brave and under constant pressure from the opening bell. In the last last she was staggering backwards from another blitzering attack from Persoon and the referee decided he had seen enough and wisely called it off.
Joel Tambwe Djeko proved too mmuch to handle even for the vastly experienced Ismael Abdoul. Abdoul was cut over the right eye from an accidental headbutt but cornerman Ronny Vaneesvelde did a marvelous job to keep the cut under control till the end of the bout. It was scored 78-74, 79-75 and 77-75 all for Tambwe.
Kevin Ongenae won over 8 rounds against Aleksejs Palcuns.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton stops Avalos in five

IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his title with a fifth round TKO over mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs), who hails from Lancaster, California, on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was a good action fight with both fighters willing to exchange. Frampton had the advantage from the get-go. Referee Howard Foster jumped in to stop the action with Avalos reeling after being punished in round five. Time was 1:33.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury dominates Hammer, wins TKO8

WBO #1 heavyweight Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round TKO over Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Fury, risking his mandatory title challenge against world champion Wladimir Klitschko, toyed with Hammer until dropping him in round five with a right hand. Hammer’s corner finally pulled the plug after round eight.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Belfast

Welterweight Viktor Plotnykov (32-2, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Denton Vassell (21-3, 11 KOs). Vassall was down in rounds ten and twelve. Scores were 118-108, 118-108, 115-111.

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Dillian Whyte (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Beka Lobjanidze (10-1, 8 KOs).



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Eurbank Jr. dethrones interim champ Chudinov

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA interim champion Dmitry Chudinov (14-1-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Eubanks Jr. took control in round two, cutting Chudinov over the left eye. Eubanks increasingly outclassed Chudinov as the bout progressed. The champ was game, but by round nine he was cut over both eyes and being punished. Eubanks went all out for the KO in round twelve and got the stoppage after a savage barrage of punches. Time was 2:11.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA orders Ward vs. Froch mandatory fight

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee has notified the camps of WBA “super” super middleweight champion Andre Ward and “regular” super middleweight champion Carl Froch that they have 30 days to reach an agreement to fight in a period no longer than 120 days. In the event an agreement is not reached, the WBA will open the fight to purse bid.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Avalos aims to derail Frampton

IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) will make the first defense of the title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE TV. The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Frampton’s hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions. Frampton is a 10:1 favorite, but Avalos, who hails from Lancaster, California, has vowed to bring the belt back to the USA.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez in action tonight

Big-punching unbeaten super lightweight prospect Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (8-0, 7 KOs) will be showcased on tonight’s Solo Boxeo telecast on UniMas from The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida. After a strong amateur career, the 20-year-old Rodriguez has wreaked havoc in the pro ranks with his eight fights averaging 2.1 rounds. He will face Raul Tovar (14-8-1, 4 KOs) in the eight round main event.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury, Hammer talk up tonight’s clash

WBO mandatory heavyweight mandatory title challenger Tyson Fury says he’s spurred on by the fear of losing. He will have a lot to lose if he comes up short against 15:1 underdog Christian Hammer tonight in London on BoxNation. Earlier this week Fury stated, “Once you get done over there is no point in carrying on, is there? Boxers bounce back after a defeat, but are they the same? Are they really that good? When you think you’re unbeatable like I do now and get splattered all over the ring, you are not the man you were. You’re a beaten shell of yourself. (more…)



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Mathis barely retains WBF female world title

WBF female super welterweight champion Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3-1, 23 KOs) retained her title by the skin of her teeth on Friday night at the Espace Venise in Sarcelles, France, when her defense against former WBO world champion Oxandia Castillo was declared a split draw. Mathis had problems with the skilled and determined 20-year-old Dominican challenger from the start, and looked hurt by hard shots from Castillo several times in the first three rounds. The 37-year-old Mathis seemed to find her rhythm better from round four on. After a ten rounds, judges’ scores were 95-95, 96-94 for Mathis, and 96-94 for Castillo. A rematch seems likely. Promoter was Abdelila Rahilou and Etoile Verte Production.



February 28th, 2015

UFC

Predictions: UFC 184

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another LA (not quite so) Confidential edition of the Downes Side! Some people call it “The City of Angels” others “La La Land.” Personally, I just call it the place 120 miles north of me that I’m glad I never have to visit . . . click here for more

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February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Edwards defeats Sam for Aussie heavyweight title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Heavyweight “Bangin'” Ben Edwards (5-0-1, 4 KOs) clearly outscored Hunter Sam (11-3-2, 4 KOs) over ten rounds to capture the vacant Australian title at the Hellenic Club in Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia on Friday. Sam is a former holder of the national title with his best performance in 2014 when he held former world title challenger Kali Meehan to a split decision (Meehan lost split decision to Lamont Brewster in WBO title bout in 2004). Edwards was held to a draw in 2011 by Michael Kirby in an Australian title bout. In 2007 Edwards made his debut with a knockout in round one over John Hopoate. Both Hopoate and Kirby had at one time held the national title.



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Cano beats Abreu, Golden Kid & Taishan win

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former WBA interim super lightweight titleholder Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-4-1, 21 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-2-1, 17 KOs) in a welterweight clash on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Cano’s boxing pedigree showed in a exciting fight as he won most the numerous exchanges with the willing Abreu. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 97-93. Cano previously fought just 20 days ago in a quick first round demolition of Jorge “Pantera” Silva.

In an entertaining eight round brawl, unbeaten super bantamweight Diego “The Golden Kid” de la Hoya moved to 9-0, 6 KOs against former world title challenger Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-4-3, 6 KOs). The bout featured lots of two-way action action with Oscar’s cousin usually getting the best of it. Scores were 80-72 across the board.

Seven-foot Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (3-0, 2 KOs) went the distance for the first time in a four round unanimous decision over Roy McCary (3-3, 3 KOs). Taishan dropped McCary in rounds two and three en route to a 39-35, 40-34, 40-34 verdict. (more…)



February 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Seldin still unbeaten, “hammers” Garcia

Unbeaten jr Welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an impressive and exciting fifth round TKO over Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY. Local hero Seldin battered Garcia in round four and got the stoppage in round five after a brutal assault. The game Garcia took some huge shots but never went down. Time was 2:29.

Welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano (21-2, 9 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-5, 7 KOs). Bryan dropped Serrano at the end of round three. Serrano knocked down Bryan at the end of round five. Scores were 94-94, 97-91, 96-92.

In a clash between undefeated junior welterweights, Daniel Gonzalez (8-0-1, 3 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Ken Alvarez (6-1-2, 3 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Alvarez in rounds four and six. Scores were 59-53, 58-54, 58-54.



February 27th, 2015




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