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By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Damo Photography
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (13-1, 7 KOs) claimed the PABA Middleweight Title with a well-deserved unanimous points decision over Robbie “Bad Boy” Bryant (17-2-1, 8 KOs) at The WA Italian Club, North Perth Australia on Sunday night.
Fletcher was accurate with his left jab had good speed and footwork all night that had Bryant struggling for answers.
Bryant battled hard throughout the fight and did hurt Fletcher towards the end of round 6, but Fletcher recovered well and maintained his advantage over the remaining rounds. Scores after 12 rounds were 117-111, 118-109, 119-109 all for Fletcher. (more…)
By Jeff Reiners
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Jorge Arce on retirement:
I promised my children that if I lost this would be my last fight.
Nonito Donaire on his TKO over Jorge Arce:
My left hook was damaging tonight. I felt I could land it whenever I wanted. I felt very strong in the ring. I first hit him in the neck before finishing him off. Arce is a great fighter. It was difficult for me to get him in the beginning, he was wary of that left hook. It was hard to hit him until I got him to open up. I made him comfortable to start throwing. That was the key. The reason why people survive is that they’re afraid to open up. Arce, I have a lot of respect for him, he opened up. He wasn’t afraid. (more…)
In his first fight since unsuccessfully challenging WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September, “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr starts his campaign for a possible second title fight on Friday when he takes on hard-hitting Konstantin Airich for the WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight belts at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany.
Charr posed as “Santa Claus” at today’s press conference and gave his Airich a green hat. “Airich is ‘The Grinch’ who wants to steal Christmas and all my presents,” said Charr. “But I won’t let him get away with that. I have to stop him in order to get another shot at the world title. This is what I live and fight for.”
Airich stated, “I have been waiting for a chance to fight Manuel Charr for a long time. I like and respect Manuel as a fighter and as a person but he chose the wrong guy for this fight. I came to Cologne to ruin his Christmas and that’s what I will do Friday night.”
The “X-MAS FIGHT NIGHT” with Airich vs. Charr will be streamed live online on www.wbcboxing.tv.
Ukrainian heavyweight puncher Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 13-0, 9 KOs, intends to school the already well-educated Tor Hamer, 19-1, 12 KOs, when they meet in the ring at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, in PA, Saturday, December 22nd. The 8-round heavyweight contest is part of a big nationally televised doubleheader that will be broadcast on NBC, beginning at 4PM ET. The headline bout is a 12-round rematch between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Steve “USS” Cunningham for the IBF North American heavyweight title.
Lately New York-born Hamer has been making waves and getting ink as a promising prospect in the heavyweight division. He’s won eight in a row including a unanimous nod over title-challenger Kevin Johnson, and has been singled out as a future American hopeful for world championship honors. (more…)
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne
Former world champion Jean Pascal underwent an MRI on his left arm Monday afternoon that he injured in the second round of Friday’s fight with Aleksy Kuziemski at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Results of the test and the future of a springtime match-up with Chad Dawson should be known tomorrow.
WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout over previously unbeaten #8 rated challenger Santander Silgado (23-1, 18 KOs) to retain his title on Monday night at the Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia (a suburb of Moscow). A competitive bout ended abruptly in round four when during a spirited exchange Lebedev landed a monster left upper uppercut that put Silgado face down on the canvas out cold.
Working Lebedev’s corner was former world champion Kostya Tszyu. Former multi-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. was at ringside. Prior to the bout, there was a performance by rapper Busta Rhymes, who is a friend of Silgado.
WBA #9 cruiserweight Grigory Drozd (36-1, 25 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former Euro titleholder Jean Marc Monrose (25-6, 15 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBA International belt. In a one-sided affair, Drozd put Monrose on the deck with body shots once in round three, and twice in round nine, however the game Monrose managed to make it to the final bell.
Lightweight Eduard Troyanovsky (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round KO over veteran Walter Estrada (42-16-1, 27 KOs) in a bout for the PABA lightweight title. Troyanovsky dropped Estrada three times in round two.
Hard punching Newark welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) headlines Friday night at the luxurious Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey when he swaps punches with Mexico’s Sammy Ventura (27-23, 21 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening for the USCB regional welterweight title. The co-feature will feature super featherweight Joselito Collado in an eight round contest. (more…)
No big names among the first five fighters selected for the Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on January 19. Unbeaten trio Glenn Foot, Dale Evans and Chad Gaynor are joined by ‘Notorious’ Nasser Al Harbi and Karl Place in the 28th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments, with promoter Eddie Hearn still to select the final three fighters. Also on the card will be bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai vs. TBA.
Bantamweight Stephane Jamoye (24-3, 14 KOs) of Belgium stopped Lee Haskins (26-3, 11 KOs) of England by TKO in round eight Friday night at the Hallo Omnisport La Préalle in Herstal, Liege, Belgium. With the win, Jamoye claimed the EBU (European) bantamweight title. The card was presented by Mirco Giuliani (Promotion B.C. GMG Visé).
Seven fighters attended The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale post-fight press conference – Mike Ricci, Pat Barry, Colton Smith, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Mike Pyle and Dustin Poirier.
Barry earned Knockout of the Night for his second-round finish of fellow kickboxer Shane Del Rosario. After a back-and-forth first round, Barry landed a punch early in the second frame that had Del Rosario reeling. Barry followed up with a series of strikes that forced the referee to step in and halt the fight . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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