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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF

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Boxing News

Sammy Vasquez headlines August 8 FS1 card

On August 8, Iron Mike Productions heads to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for FOX Sports 1 show headlined by welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (15-0, 11 KO) against fellow unbeaten James “Keep ‘em Sleepin” Stevenson (21-0, 14 KOs. Vasquez will be making the fifth start of his 2014 campaign, all four of his previous fights this year ending by stoppage.

Co-featured at “The Pride of Pittsburgh” is an eight round lightweight clash between local fan favorite Monty Meza Clay (35-3, 21 KOs) and Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6, 23 KOs), who will be making his United States debut, most recently competing for the interim WBA junior lightweight title.

Big-punching 2012 Olympian Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (5-0, 5 KOs) will face off against Willie Fortune “500” (17-1, 8 KOs).



July 21st, 2014



Boxing News

Fury-Chisora off after Chisora fractures hand

Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown against Tyson Fury this Saturday at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight. Chisora’s fight against Fury, which was a European heavyweight title defense with the Vacant British title on the line plus an eliminator for the WBO world title, will now be rescheduled and a new date will be announced shortly.

The show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders now in the main event challenging for the vacant European middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Daughter of two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham continues to fight and is put on Heart Transplant List

America was introduced to Kennedy Cunningham when her father first fought on NBC back in December of 2012 when he faced Tomasz Adamek in that epic battle, we learned that she suffered from a severe heart condition called HLHS. In April when Steve fought Amir Mansour on NBC Sports, the family had just received heartbreaking news when they we told that Kennedy was not a candidate for heart transplant as they had hoped. She had her first open heart surgery at 2 days old and the second six months later. She was hospitalized for the first year of her life and suffered many set backs along the way, including a stroke, many blood infections and also required a trach and vent for several years when she was younger. The doctors that cared for her back then all say that she is a miracle, they saw everything she went through and never thought she would live to be 8 years old. Now, almost 9 years later she continues to show us how tough she is! (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant Jennings: My light switch is never off

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Many fighters talk confidently about their careers, their upcoming fights and their abilities. But few sell it like rising heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, 18-0, 10 KOs. The Philadelphian’s confidence doesn’t just spit from the tip of his tongue, it is thoroughly steeped all the way down to the bones of his 225 pound body. He is as self-assured as any fighter I’ve ever seen. Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, Jennings takes on Mike Perez, 20-0-1, 12 KOs, a promising Cuban who now calls Cork, Ireland home. The fight is a 12-rounder to determine the #1 contender for the WBC heavyweight title.

It’s the biggest fight of Jennings’ career thus far. Then again, with the whirlwind rise of “BY BY” Jennings, each of his past fights has been described the very same way because the stakes in each of those dates keeps getting higher. If Jennings wins, we’ll be saying it next time too because that will be the night he fights for the world heavyweight title. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First up is Mike Perez. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Macklin faces Heiland in WBC eliminator

Matthew Macklin will face WBC International champion Jorge Sebastien Heiland in an official eliminator for the WBC Middleweight title held by Miguel Cotto at the National Stadium in Dublin on August 30, live on Sky Sports – with tickets on sale from 9am on Tuesday July 22. Macklin is back in action for the first time since December and can take a huge step towards facing the Puerto Rican legend if he can see off Heiland, the 27 year old Heiland who is ranked at number four with the WBC and won the WBC International title in November with a fifth round KO of Billi Godoy in his native Argentina. Macklin is ranked at nine in the division and is chomping at the bit to get back into the ring and has set his sights on a showdown with Cotto. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

43 years in boxing about to pay off for Philly trainer Fred Jenkins

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia’s Fred Jenkins has been training boxers for a long time. Before that, he was a fighter himself. The PA Boxing Hall of Famer has been in the sport for 43 years, and after all that time, and after developing countless boxers at the ABC Recreation Center in North Philly, all his hard work just might pay off with his latest pupil, heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, 18-0, 10 KOs. The pair travel to Madison Square Garden this weekend to take on Mike Perez, 20-0-1, 12 KOs, in a 12-round WBC title eliminator. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Meet & Greet Tonight With Patrick Hyland

Irish sensation makes NYC debut this Wednesday on "Broadway Boxing"

DiBella Entertainment is hosting a special Meet & Greet this Monday at 6p at the Mercury Bar East (located at 493 East 3rd Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets) to officially welcome Ireland’s Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland to the DBE roster. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

UFC

A Midsummer Night’s MMA Musings

There was almost a feeling leading up to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event in Dublin that local hero Conor McGregor couldn’t possibly live up to the hype he created. An arena sold out in minutes, reams of copy written about the Dubliner, and endless obligations for the featherweight prospect. But “The Notorious One” pulled it off, not just beating a tough opponent in Diego Brandao, but doing it in a way that left his fans satisfied and the critics silent, if only for a moment. There will be those who are still unconvinced that McGregor is as good as he thinks he is, but just digest this: In three UFC fights, he’s done everything that has been asked of him, and he’s been impressive in the process. That’s all you can ask. As for the rest, only time will tell, and that’s going to be the fun part because no matter who he fights and beats, there will be a segment of the public that will never give him his due. But love him or hate him, you will watch Conor McGregor, and that kind of notoriety is never a bad thing – for McGregor, the UFC, and the sport of mixed martial arts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

McCalla looks to shine on Shobox this Friday

Maryland native Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs) has a big opportunity to showcase his talent as a name to be considered for bigger fights in boxing’s talent rich welterweight division. McCalla will take on California-based Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs). The scheduled for eight round welterweight bout will be a part of the ShoBox quadrupleheader this Friday. It will be the third bout of the telecast. The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York will host the event. Fightnews caught up with McCalla as he is now just days away from his national television debut. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Western Alliance 13: Full Report from Perth

By Brett Bonetti at Ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

Clint “The Hammer” Hosking (10-0, 2 KOs) scored a unanimous decision ober the durable Roy Tua Manihuruk (15-11-2, 11 KOs) in the main event of Western Alliance at the WA Italian Club in Perth, Australia on Saturday night. Hosking was in control from the start as he attacked the body of Manihuruk consistently. Manihuruk had little answers throughout, except attempts to taunt Hosking and turn his attention to the loud crowd in attendance. In round four Manihuruk leaned against the ropes, thumped his chest and invited Hosking to take shots at him. Hosking accepted the invitation and attacked the head and body until Manihuruk wisely moved around again. Hosking remained in complete control as Manihuruk had no answers, even switching to southpaw late and swinging wildly, but missing. Hosking claimed the WBC EPBC Lightweight regional title and also gained a top 15 ranking with the WBC with the shutout 100-90 unanimous points victory. (more…)



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

MacKay defeats Lakopo

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Nathan MacKay (4-1, 1 KO) outscored New Zealander, Junior Maletino Lakopo (2-14-2, 1 KO) over ten rounds to capture the WBF Australasian crown at the Cabramatta Leagues club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. The 274lb MacKay used his extra weight advantage effectively behind a jarring left jab to force 200-pounder Lakopo on the back move consistently. The experienced visitor displayed good skills but was constantly outworked by his opponent. Scores at the conclusion Max Murphy 96-93, Ray Wheatley 98-92, Charlie Lucas 96-93. Lakopo, 38, had been the distance against former USA-based and highly regarded heavyweight Bowie Tupou in 2013 but lost by TKO5 to WBA rated David Aloua in 2014.

In other action, Australian based Samoan, cruiserweight Emosi Solitua( 5-1, 4 KOs) stopped Australian-based Tongan Walter Pupu’a (12-30, 8 KOs) in round two of a scheduled ten round bout with the WBF Australasian cruiserweight crown up for grabs. Solitua attacked Pupu’a in round one from opening bell, dropping him with solid barrage. Pupu’a was down again in round two and at 2.19 referee Charlie Lucas saved Pupu’a from further punishment and crowned Solitua. This was the second time Solitua had stopped Pupu’a as back in 2013 he did the job in three rounds.

Promoter Terry Devlin.



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former champ Bronco McKart has been named to the Michigan athletic commission. More

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is punching his way to the bank. More

“I’m making my own path,” insists Chris Eubank Jr. More

Former top boxing judge and referee Art Lurie passes away after battling cancer. More



July 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Keta knocks out Khutsishvili in Munich

German middleweight Mike Keta (17-3, 14 KOs) stopped Mikheil Khutsishvili (34-22-5, 16 KOs) from Georgia in seven rounds on Saturday in Munich to claim the vacant EPBC middleweight championship. 1,000 fans at sold out Kickboxen-Deutschland-Gym saw an all-action fight from the opening bell in which both fighters had their moments.

Keta had the better start putting a lot of pressure on Khutsishvili connecting with hard right hooks. But the 25-year-old Georgian didn’t back up and kept on fighting back landing some good shots of his own throughout the fight. (more…)



July 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Pedroza stops Concepcion in five

Jr. flyweight Gilberto “El Cacique” Pedroza scored a fifth round TKO against local hero Mercedes “El Chicho” Concepcion in the main event of Saturday night’s card Promociones y Eventos del Istmo card billed as “Soul of the Warrior” at the Gimnasio Los Naranjos in Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama.

Pedroza improved 11-2-2 with 6 KOs, while Concepcion fell to 16-5 with 11 KOs.

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July 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Smith captures WBU title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian 135 pound champion Brett “Handful” Smith (19-2-1, 9 KOs) was awarded a seventh round technical decision win over Jerry Nardo (19-4, 10 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round contest to capture the WBU championship at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Both boxers suffered cuts during the contest due to accidental head clashes but the cuts on Smith were ruled too severe to continue so the bout went to the scorecards where the Australian was ahead by Derek Milham 69-66, Cyril Cairns 68-65, Adrian Cairns 69-64. Referee Phil Austin had warned both boxers during the bout to watch their heads. (more…)



July 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Road to Golovkin/Geale

Watch the HBO special: Road to Golovkin/Geale. Golovkin vs. Geale happens Sat., July 26 at 9:30pm ET/PT on HBO.



July 20th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Dublin Post-fight

Eight fighters joined the UFC president Dana White at the UFC Fight Night Dublin post-fight press conference: Patrick Holohan, Ilir Latifi, Ian McCall, Diego Brandao, Norman Parke, Neil Seery, Cathal Pendred, Gunnar Nelson, and Irish superstar Conor McGregor . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Saguilán KOs Okada in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez

Mexican super featherweight Nery Saguilán (30-4-1, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO oner Japanese’s Sheiichi Okada (18-5, 11 KOs) to win the WBC USNBC title at the Convention Center Hotel in Zijuatanejo Ixrapa Azul, Mexico at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa. Saguilan now hopes to t get a shot at the WBC world belt held by Takashi Miura.

2008 Beijing Olympian super bantamweight Arturo “Rey” Santos (18-3, 5 KOs) shows good skills in winning a ten round unanimous decision over Jairo Hernandez (10-7, 3 KOs). Santos is looking for a shot against WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz. (more…)



July 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham opponent named: Paul Smith Jr.

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) will defend his title against Paul Smith Jr. (35-3, 20 KOs) on September 27 in Kiel, Germany. The fight was announced Saturday by both Sauerland Event and Matchroom Boxing. The bout will be televised by ARD in Germany and SkySports in the UK. Tickets go on sale Monday.



July 19th, 2014

UFC

UFN main: Conor TKOs Brandao in one!

Pressure, what pressure? After weeks of build-up, Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor lived up to all the hype and all his talk – and in his hometown of Dublin no less – stopping Brazil’s Diego Brandao in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event at the O2 Arena Saturday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez decides to continue boxing career

After lengthy discussions with members of his team, now-former WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez has decided to continue his boxing career. Determined to return and erase the terrible memory of what happened against fellow-great Miguel Cotto in June, 39-year-old Martinez will next face a top-10 contender with the goal of recapturing his world title.

“Miguel De Pablos (Business Manager) and I met with Sergio at his home in Madrid and he says he is 100% healthy and ready to do what it takes to return to the very top of boxing,” said Martinez advisor Sampson Lewkowicz.

Lewkowicz says Martinez will first undergo a full battery of head-to-toe testing from top specialists in New York, but pending full medical clearance, the former champion will be returning to the ring on a mission. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Cayetano paints masterpiece, “Cobrita Jr” returns to winning ways

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Promotions Zanfer and Mayen forgot that the major league Tijuana soccer team, Xolos, as well as a popular pro wrestling card was scheduled for down the street, so suffered from a weak turnout to what turned out to be an entertaining thirteen fight bout card set at the Tecate Box Tour located in the parking lot of the Caliente Racetrack. In the main event, Tijuana bantamweight Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (17-2, 8KO) put together a masterful performance against hard hitting Dennis “Martillo” Contreras (19-3, 18KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in an eight round scheduled bout. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Undefeated prospects Recio, Nicholson win

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photo: Wallace Barron/Keystone Boxing

Two of Maryland’s hottest prospects continued their winning ways in front of a sellout, standing-room-only crowd during a Keystone Boxing crowd at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Springdale junior middleweight “The Cuban Assassin” Larry Recio won a gritty six-round unanimous decision over a very tough Grayson Blake of State College, PA. For the second straight contest, Recio faced an opponent that he couldn’t completely overpower. Recio scored a knockdown in the third round because of pressure. However, Blake stayed in the bout and challenged Recio by landing solid left hands repeatedly. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

UFC

UFN prelims: Dublin domination as Irish win three

The Ultimate Fighter 19 teammates Cathal Pendred and Mike King fought like mortal enemies in their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland Saturday, and after nearly being finished several times in the stirring middleweight showdown, it was Pendred, the hometown hero, roaring back to score the second-round submission finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the distance to take a unanimous decision over Luis De la Rosa (23-4-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO international flyweight title on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. It was a good action fight. Shiming was in command from the opening bell, but De La Rosa was very game, even after suffering a bad cut to the left of his left eye due to an accidental headbutt midway. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 97-93.

Super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) annihilated Junior Talipeau (20-2-2, 7 KOs) in a bout for the WBO International and NABF super middleweight belts. Ramirez dropped Talipeau three times in round one before the slaughter was halted. Time was 1:58.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Looknongyantoy was rocked by an accidental headbutt and went down. When action resumed, they touched gloves, then Rigondeaux pounced and immediately landed a combination that dropped him. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after just 1:44. The KO ended a 37 bout winning streak for Looknongyantoy. Rigondeaux and Top Rank will now go their separate ways.

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July 19th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Dublin study guide

So much to learn, so little time. Prepare for UFC Fight Night Dublin by watching all the stars from the event in action!

Conor McGregor vs Marcus Brimage: Conor McGregor backed up all of his pre-Octagon debut hype with this blistering finish of Marcus Brimage at UFC on FUEL 9 in Stockholm. Bonus Points: #AskAUFCFighter: Conor McGregor. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS TODAY, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Champions of Gold Undercard Results

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former two-division world champion “The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria (34-4, 20 KOs) took out Jose Alfredo Zuniga (11-6-1, 5 KOs) in round five with a beautiful left hook to the body. Time was 1:42.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (4-0, 4 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage over Mike Mirafuente (2-1, 2 KOs). Mekhontsev dropped Mirafuente in round three and Mirafuente’s corner stopped the fight after the round.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Kuok Kun Ng (5-0, 2 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Beau O’Brien (4-1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.

Unbeaten lightweight Ik Yang (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (14-9, 6 KOs). Yang scored knockdowns in rounds one and three. Time was 1:40.

Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over John Bajawa (12-7, 6 KOs). The bout was stopped after Tso connected with a series of unanswered punches. Time was :48.

In a bout cut from eight rounds to six rounds, super flyweight Mark Anthony Geraldo (31-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Efrain Perez (17-5, 12 KOs). Geraldo dropped Perez in round three and won by scores of 58-54, 58-54, 57-55.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Montebello, CA

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California for its Battle of the Rising Stars series. Russia’s Khabir Suleymanov (16-4-1, 6 KOs) and Daniel Quevedo (to 13-15-4, 8 KOs) of Baja California, Mexico battled to a six round draw in the super bantamweight main event. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Upset: El Paso heavyweight David Rodriguez stopped in first round by Raymond Ochieng

By David Finger

In one of the biggest upsets of the year El Paso’s own David “Nino” Rodriguez was stopped in the opening round last night by unheralded Raymond Ochieng in what was supposed to be a tuneup for the popular Texan. Rodriguez was dropped seconds into the fight and never recovered, as he was dropped twice more (one being ruled a slip) before the fight was waved off in the first round. Rodriguez, who was coming into the fight on the heels of his first ever loss as a professional, sees his record slip to 36-2, 34 KOs. Ochieng improves to 25-17-3, 20 KOs.



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Photos: Scott Foster

Super flyweight Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-7-3, 15 KOs) to claim the WBO Latin super flyweight title on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. An overhand right hand laid out Kantun to abruptly end a competitive fight. Time was 2:44.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Emanuel “Pirata” De Jesus moved to 11-0, 7 KOs) with a fourth round TKO over Juan Aguirre (6-13-1, 0 KOs).

In a clash of unbeaten jr featherweights, Samuel Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs) was victorious when highly touted Jayron “Super Boy” Santiago (2-1, 1 KO) didn’t come out for round four.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Gesta pounds Arceo

Photos: Tri Nguyen

Former lightweight title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) punished Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo (28-13-4, 19 KOs) for seven one-sided rounds on Friday night at Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco. Gesta came out aggressively and took the fight to the game Arceo who had no quit in him. The fight was finally stopped between rounds seven and eight.

Unbeaten jr welterweight southpaw Emanuel “Renegade” Robles (11-0-1, 3 KOs) scored an eight round split decision over local favorite Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas (13-2, 6 KOs). A seventh round knockdown was a difference as Robles prevailed 76-75 on two cards. Chicas was up 76-75 on the third card.

In his pro debut, highly touted Chinese heavyweight Taishan scored a second round KO over Alex Rozman (2-7, 1 KO). The seven-footer dropped Rozman once in round one and twice in round two. Time was 1:58.

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July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Taylor survives knockdown to outpoint Mayfield

By Jerry Glick at ringside
Photo: Peter Frutkoff

Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and ESPN Friday Night Fights returned to the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, NY with the fan favorite “Rockin Fights” series and to honor newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

In the main event, Karim Mayfield put up a hard fought war with Emmanuel Taylor for the full ten during a jr welterweight clash. Former NABO jr welterweight champion Mayfield, from San Francisco, CA, started fast but after winning the first round, he was not able to capture another round until the eighth. Taylor, from Edgewood, MD, dominated rounds two through seven, but went down from a right high on the head in the eighth. Mayfield came on with both guns firing after smelling blood as soon as Taylor got back on his feet. Taylor quickly regained his momentum and finished the round outboxing Mayfield.

The rounds were generally close with the judges scoring it 97-92 and 95-94 twice all for Taylor who improved to 13-2 (12 KOs), while Mayfield dropped his second fight in a row falling to 18-2-1 (11 KOs). Steve Willis refereed. (more…)



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Chiriqui, Panamá

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mercedes Concepción 108 vs. Gilberto Pedroza 108
Brian De Gracia 124 vs. Everardo Castillo 124
Manuel Vides 124 vs. Israel Hidrogo 118 l
Ricardo Núñez 140 vs. Leovigildo Siris 144
Jezreel Corrales 130 vs. Carlos Rivas
Stephen Quinn 122 vs. Iván Trejos 122
Félix Montenegro 124 vs. Luis Quiel 124

Venue: Gimnasio los Naranjos de Boquete
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ixtapa, México

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nery “Pantera” Saguilán 129.89 vs Sheiichi Okada 128.90
Arturo Santos 123.70 vs Jairo Hernández 124.30

Venue: Ixtapa Azul Hotel
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo TV: Televisa



July 18th, 2014




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