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By Ron Jackson
Dowayne Combrink won the vacant Gauteng middleweight title when he stopped Sylvester Zaki in their rematch on Monday night. The toe-to-toe battle at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park ended after 1 minute 25 seconds of the sixth round. It was sweet revenge for Combrink (72.16 kg) after Zaki (71.48) had won their first fight on points. But Combrink was lucky not to be disqualified early in the first round when he dropped Zaki with a vicious right to the body and then followed up with a shot to the head while Zaki was on his knees. Referee Wally Snowball would have been well within in his rights to disqualify Combrink but merely warned him after allowing Zaki to recover. The plucky Zaki did well to come back in the second round as the fight developed into a slugfest, with the bigger and taller Combrink having the edge. Early in the sixth round a series of punches to the head dropped the tiring Zaki to his knees. He beat the count but another onslaught persuaded the referee to stop the fight. Combrink improved his record to 6-1-1, with one win inside the distance. Zaki dropped to 10-6; 4. (more…)
Joe Calzaghe thinks Carl Froch will have a very difficult time if he fails to adapt in Andre Ward rematch
By James Slater
Welsh legend, the never beaten Joe Calzaghe has given his early thoughts on what might happen if Carl Froch again faces the gifted Andre Ward. Froch promoter Eddie Hearn recently stated that he feels the rematch of the December 2011 fight that Ward won on points will likely happen next spring in the U.K. And Calzaghe, who walked away from boxing an all-time great at 46-0 told Sky Sports how he feels Froch will have a tough time simply because “The Cobra” is unable to adapt.
“Very difficult because I don’t think Carl can adapt,” Calzaghe said when asked if Froch can avenge his loss to the unbeaten American. “I think Carl fights one way and that’s that. Some fighters can’t adapt much and I think a good boxer always beats a good fighter. I think he’s an exceptional fighter, Andre Ward. (more…)
Everything is set to go for All Star Boxing second installment of their Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford summer series this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. In the main event Joan Guzman, (33-1-1, 20 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic a former WBO and IBF world champion will face former WBA world champion Vicente Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) of Panama City, Panama in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the World Boxing Association interim Jr. Welterweight championship.
WBO #1 featherweight contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will not fight on the card as he will fully concentrate on his world title challenge against Orlando Salido for which the WBO ordered for it to happen in 90 days, negotiations are underway.
The official weigh-in will be on Thursday, June 27 at 5 PM at the Kissimmee Civic Center and is open to the public.
Six more fights scheduled. Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:30 PM. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise both starting at 11:35 PM. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show. The Guzman-Mosquera bout is in association with Henry Rivalta, Aqcuinity Sports. Tickets are already on sale from only $20.00 at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412.
Roberto Marroquin, with the help of lead trainer Paul Reyes, of Dallas is adding a hard jab to his attack arsenal when he takes on rugged Daniel Diaz of Nicaragua at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Saturday night. Marroquin, a world-class 23-2, 16 KO featherweight, and Diaz, 19-5-1, 15 KOs, are fighting in the main event of Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate fight card. UniMas will televise beginning 11:30 pm eastern. Marroquin has been training at the Fort Worth Reyes Gym.
“I’m not totally familiar with my opponent. He seems like a tall, rangy contender. I usually leave all of the studying to my corner,” Marroquin said. “I just need to get in there, put on pressure, use a hard jab and outbox him. We sparred against bigger and taller guys to get ready for this. The best work I had came from my sparring partner Jose Hernandez. I am 100% percent ready for this fight both mentally and physically. Now it’s all up to me to put on a great performance at the WinStar.”
The first bell is set for 8 pm local time at the WinStar on Saturday night.
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime
“THE ONE” we’ve been waiting for, Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez, was formally announced at a press conference in front of thousands of flag-waving, enthusiastic fans on a hot, summer Monday in Times Square in New York City. The streets were lined with camera-clicking fans for hours, while others watched the first stop of an 11-city, two-country, nine-day media tour that continues Tuesday in Washington, D.C. from their office windows high above “The Crossroads of the World.”
The fighters were introduced individually, posed for the fans and news cameras, produced an intense face-off and spoke at the podium. (more…)
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WBO Youth light heavyweight beltholder Dominic Boesel (11-0, 4 KOs) and Chris Mafuta (12-3, 6 KOs) faced off at a press conference for Friday’s clash in Halle/Salle, Germany. The bout was delayed for two weeks due to flooding. In one highlight, Mafuto’s trainer Frank Marchl accused Boesel of removing video of all his fights from YouTube, a charge denied by Boesel who promised to supply a DVD with his fights to the Mafuto camp.
Dominic Boesel: The first title defense is supposed to be the hardest, but still I feel no pressure. The excitement is slowly rising but that’s completely normal. In no uncertain terms: I will keep the title!
Chris Mafuto: “It doesn’t matter if we fight here in my hometown, the important thing is that we will finally box. I want the belt on me and my trainer and I predict a KO victory ahead. “
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KO), who on August 16 at US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, will fight in a highly anticipated heavyweight rematch with Poland’s Artur Szpilka (15-0, 11 KO), has no doubt about what will happen in the ring.
Tony Thompson is ready to cause more Merseyside misery next week. The American star arrives in Britain on Thursday aiming to prove his shock second round KO of David Price in February was no fluke. Two time world heavyweight title challenger Thompson (37-3) is confident enough to give Price (15-1) an immediate rematch at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on July 6. The bout can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.
Thompson is not taking Price lightly for the return and will even fly in with two extra trainers at his own expense. Washington DC’s Thompson weighed a career heaviest 262lb for their first meeting, but warned: “I’ll be even fitter this time. “People will not believe me but I was in good shape and fit for the last fight. There was a bloaty look, but I was in shape. (more…)
No fancy intros needed. These are the best fights of the first half of 2013, and they speak for themselves . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Vitali Klitschko on a possible fight with David Tua: Why not? David Tua has a good name and a good fight record
David Tua’s heavyweight comeback has piqued the interest of arguably the greatest fighter of this generation – WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. Vitali, who along with brother Wladimir have dominated the heavyweight division for more than a decade, has admitted he will be a keen observer of Tua’s Hydr8 ZERO David vs Goliath bout against Alexander Ustinov – and not just because the Russian is on the books of the brothers’ K2 Promotions.
Vitali is always looking for his next challenge and he has confirmed that if Tua can defeat Ustinov on August 31 he will move much closer to a title shot.
“Why not? David Tua has a good name and a good fight record,” Vitali told Television New Zealand. “Let’s see. David Tua versus Alexander Ustinov is not an easy fight but after that why not? Everything is possible.”
Tua, of course, is coming off a loss to Monte Barrett and has been inactive for two years, but he sent a message to the boxing world when he accepted the Ustinov fight. (more…)
Photos: Robert Hughes / Top Rank
Featherweight Robert Marroquin of Dallas, Texas trains for his upcoming Top Rank main event against Daniel Diaz of Managua, Nicaragua which will be televised Saturday, June 29th on UniMas’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” beginning at 11:30 pm ET/PT from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.
Also featured on the card is former U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez who is undefeated at 3-0. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Former SA light-heavyweight champion Dawie du Preez has died in a Johannesburg hospital. He was 67 years old. Many boxing enthusiasts will remember him for his sensational first-round knockout of Mike Schutte, who later became the SA heavyweight champion. The two met at what was then known as the Goodwood Showgrounds in Cape Town on January 28 1974. (more…)
Team GB Olympic star Anthony Ogogo will compete for the third time as a professional on July 13 at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, England, along with the professional debut of Olympic teammate Luke Campbell MBE. 2012 Bronze medallist Ogogo, who will face an opponent to be named in a six-round middleweight bout, features on the undercard in support of unbeaten Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook’s clash against Carson Jones in a rematch of their epic clash last July. Plus, Welsh featherweight sensation Lee Selby will be in action against unbeaten Romanian Viorel Simion, Derry Mathews and Hull’s Tommy Coyle clash for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title as well as appearances by English Super Middleweight Champion Rocky Fielding, unbeaten middleweight sensation John Ryder, light welterweight Curtis Woodhouse and local talents Joel Haigh and Zak Collins.
The super fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is being billed as “The One.” Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer explained the name at Monday’s press conference at Times Square in New York City.
“This is ‘the one’ fight everybody wanted,” said Schaefer. “The one fight everybody waited for. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is the one…he is highest-paid one, he’s the best one, he’s the pound for pound one, he’s the one in a generation and maybe the one in a lifetime, but will he be ‘THE ONE’ at the end of September 14 or will we have the next one, the new one, Canelo Alvarez?
“Canelo is the Mexican James Dean. He has a cult-like following. He’s the one Mexico has been waiting for. He’s the one who will give Mayweather the biggest test of his career. He’s the younger one, he’s the bigger one, he is the stronger one…and he is the better looking one. Sorry Floyd, just kidding.
“The one thing I know is that September 14 the world will be watching who will be ‘THE ONE.’
By Graham Houston
Did Adrien Broner disappoint in Saturday’s welterweight title fight on Showtime or was it that Paulie Malignaggi — not for the first time — had been sold short by the pundits? I think maybe the answer would be: A bit of both. Broner had promised a “spectacular” performance but instead barely eked out a split decision on the scorecards. Indeed, the fight was one round on one card from being a draw.
There was no doubt in my mind that Broner won, but as Al Bernstein noted in the commentary, this was a fight where widely divergent scoring was always likely. Broner was moving forward throughout and landed by far the more meaningful blows, but Malignaggi was busy, throwing clusters of what used to be called “pitty pat” punches. (more…)
Floyd Mayweather: Whatever the best thing my opponent brings to the table, I feel like I can do it better
By Arvin Nundloll
Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring on September 14, 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to take on one of his toughest challengers in recent times, Canelo Alvarez. Both fighters are undefeated and in the build up to this event, Mayweather took time out to talk about this super fight at an exclusive press conference in NYC.
When questioned about how the fight became a reality, Floyd commentated that is was Canelo’s idea for the catch weight.
“He caught himself pulling my cards. So of course when you do something like that, my team comes to me and says ‘this is what we have on the table.’ I was like ‘uh well, let’s make it happen.”
On the failed Pacquiao fight, Floyd stated that he wasn’t at fault.
“The Pacquiao fight didn’t happen in the past. It didn’t because it wasn’t my fault. I feel like every fighter should go through the same obstacles that I go through.”
After paying the sanctioning fees to the WBA, Floyd had some harsh words about how there are too many belts in the sport. (more…)
Challenger Denver Cuello is determined to win the WBC minimum weight title held by China’s Xiao Zhao Zhong Friday night . . . More
Great piece on boxing and Brooklyn at Grantland.com by Jay Caspian Kang: More
Five New Mexico World Champions will be inducted into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame at “A Night of Champions,” Friday, June 28, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, New Mexico. Inductees include Bob Foster, Danny Romero, Holly Holm, and Austin Trout. Johnny Tapia, who died May 2012, will be honored posthumously, with the award to be accepted by his wife Teresa Tapia. All are expected to attend, with the possible exception of Foster who is currently facing health issues.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion works out at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California for his upcoming return to the ring after his pro debut in April. Zou headlines an exciting card where he will take on Mexico’s Jesus Ortega, Saturday, July 27, at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, “ZOU SHIMING: Fists of Gold II” ticket details will be announced soon. Also on the card are two world championship fights – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo and IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Muñoz. photos
WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, appeared before the California Boxing Commission on June 10, 2013, requesting an emergency hearing to address actions by promoter Dan Goossen. Following Ward’s public statements asserting Goossen’s violations of commission rules, the California Commission ordered the emergency hearing, which is being held on Tuesday. “I believe I am in the prime of my professional boxing career. Actions of a California licensed promoter are preventing me from defending my title and pursuing my profession,” said Ward. “A boxer has a limited timeframe to earn his livelihood, provide for his family and, let alone, perform at a championship caliber level. Goossen’s actions leave me with the possibility of not stepping in to the ring at all in 2013. I respect the privilege of my boxing license and my responsibilities. I have always felt a comfort level boxing under the California Commission Rules, which fairly protect all fighters and ensure that licensed promoters are in full compliance.” (more…)
Reading the back and forth on Twitter between David Haye and Tyson Fury about purse splits to face each other, WBC #4 rated heavyweight contender Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (18-0, 18 KOs) has an easy deal to offer the #5, #6 and #7 contenders in his division. “I’ll take an 80/20 purse split and I will take the 20% to fight either David Haye, Tyson Fury or Seth Mitchell,” says the Russian powerhouse. “In fact, if I lose, I will give them my 20% and I will walk away happy, knowing I don’t deserve my ranking in the WBC.”
On July 19, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights returns to the historic 107-year-old Rockingham Park in New Hampshire, with a scintillating main event featuring WBC #3-rated junior welterweight Ajose Olusegun (31-1, 18KOs) taking on longtime lightweight contender “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (23-1-1, 11KOs). The bout, promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment, is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division.
In the co-feature bout, undefeated up-and-coming prospects Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (16-0, 3KOs) and Miguel “Mikito” Soto (11-0, 11KOs) put their unblemished records on the line in an eight-round super featherweight showdown. The Kielczweski-Soto bout is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Rumble Time Promotions.
Monday’s kick-off press conference from Times Square in New York City formally announced the mega-fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. This begins an unprecedented 11-city, two-country media tour for the Saturday, September 14 blockbuster fight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez: Everybody knows Mayweather’s the best without question but it’s my time. I’m going to win.”
Floyd Mayweather: He’s a true champion, he’s a young champion and he earned his right to be up here with me. Come September 14 it’s the best versus the best. He’s a guy I can’t overlook.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
Fightnews.com spoke with 32-year-old WBC light heavyweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (48-2, 34 KOs), who in thrilling fashion defended his cruiserweight WBC title by knocking out former Olympic gold medalist, Rakhim Chakhkiev (16-1, 12 KO) last Friday in Moscow .
How would you rate this win in your professional career? Most important? Top three?
You cannot compare fights, all of them are different. Five or seven years ago I had to win to make my mark in world of boxing, so maybe those wins were more important? Or maybe this one in Australia, against Danny Green, when it was also interesting in the ring? I also remember well the Steve Cunningham fight, who – in my opinion – was reaching the peak of his career, beating people like Guillermo Jones. I love boxing, love to hit people in their mouths, cannot fathom not being a professional fighter. (more…)
Ringside Report: Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Ed Mulholland
Adrien Broner may have to wait a little longer before placing that crown on his head. In what was a far more entertaining and competitive fight than expected, Broner won the WBA welterweight title (his third belt in as many weight classes) with a close, split decision against Paulie Malignaggi in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York on Saturday. Judges scored the bout 115-113 and 117-111 for Broner with a third score of 115-113 for Malignaggi. FightNews had Broner up 116-112 in an at times difficult to score bout. Click here for more
I did everything in my power to get Fury in the ring. Even gifting him a 50/50 split. But Big Chump won't sign contract 4 the fans #AllTalk
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) June 24, 2013
Haye wants 50/50 purse but I said only80/20 my way because I'm what's in!
— Tyson Fury (@Tyson_Fury) June 24, 2013
Considered to be the biggest threat to Anderson Silva’ nearly seven year reign atop the middleweight division, Chris Weidman gets his shot at championship gold on July 6 in Las Vegas when he meets “The Spider” in the main event of UFC 162. And while his five UFC wins show what the New Yorker can do on fight night, the below quotes take you into the mindset of the number one 185-pound contender . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Martin Murray says he’s more than happy to move up a weight division and face fellow Brit Carl Froch. The St Helens puncher is a career middleweight and has no problems scaling 160lbs, but he feels a clash with Froch is the kind of opportunity every boxer dreams of. Froch added the WBA super-middleweight crown to his IBF belt by defeating Mikkel Kesser at the O2 Arena in late May and rumours have been circulating about his next foe since. George Groves and James DeGale have both been quick to call the Nottingham man out, but Murray believes he should head the queue of potential domestic opponents because he has greater experience on the world stage.
“I can do middleweight comfortably and that’s still the weight I want to fight at, but a Froch fight is one I’d be more than open to,” Murray, 30, said. “I believe styles make fights and I think me and Carl Froch would put on an absolute war. If Carl is going to fight another British fighter then I don’t see why name isn’t in the mix. It makes sense from the American TV side of things with me now being known on HBO after the Martinez fight. “There’s obviously George Groves and James DeGale, but they’re not yet proven at world level. Even though I’ve been boxing at the weight below, I’ve shown that I belong up there with the elite fighters, which is what Carl is.”
Heavyweight contender David Price believes one day he will be grateful that Tony Thompson beat him. The Washington DC southpaw famously stopped Price in two rounds in February, but the 6’8 Brit goes for revenge at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday July 6 in a bout that can be seem on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.
“There will be heavyweights who saw me get beat and thought ‘Thank God’ because they wouldn’t have to fight me in the next one or two fights,” said the 29-year-old Price. “A year down the line when I have won two or three fights I will be able to say I’m glad that happened then. I can’t say that now because I am yet to avenge the defeat, but I do believe if I’d carried on the way I was going it was a formality I would lose. You get complacent and it is a lesson learnt. Once this fight is won I am right back in the mix and no one can deny that. It is about winning. I don’t care how I get it because I can move one.” (more…)
Photo: Team Golovkin
In this week’s biggest fight, defending WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs) takes on Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) in a much-anticipated showdown at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. HBO will televise. The exciting Golovkin enters with a 13-fight KO streak and seven world title defenses under his belt, however there has been criticism that he isn’t facing top level competition. Macklin, who was very competitive in losses to Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez, figures to be by far the toughest test for Golovkin to date.
“Most of the guys he has been walking through have been 154 pounders,” Macklin said during a conference call last week. “I’m a strong, big punching 160 pounder. And that changes things. All of a sudden he’s going to have to be a lot more pre-occupied with defense in this fight than he has in probably all of his previous ones. (more…)
Former two-division world champion Joan Guzman (33-1-1, 20 KOs) will be seeking redemption on Friday night when he fights Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) in Kissimmee, Florida. Guzman is coming off the only loss of his career last November. He was unable to continue due to a leg injury caused by what was ruled an unintentional foul, resulting in a split technical decision loss to Kjabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KOs) in a bout for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight championship. Guzman-Mosquera will be for an interim version of the same belt, which Allakhverdiev still holds.
“I’m 100-percent recovered from my injury,” Guzman said from his Miami training camp. “I’m looking forward to showing the boxing world that I’m still a force to be reckoned with.” The twelve-rounder will be broadcast on “Boxeo Telemundo,” starting at 11:3PM ET.
By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Tony Tolj / Dragon Fire
Former IBO Featherweight Champion Daud “Indonesian Thunder” Yordan (30-3, 23 KO’s) has taken part of an official Indonesian Fan Fest and the Indonesian Consulate in Perth, Australia today.
Yordan met some of the top people at the Indonesian Consulate ahead of his IBO World Title challenge against Argentinean Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-1-2, 8 KO’s) on July 6 at Perth Metro City .
Yordan is aiming to become the first Indonesian Boxer in history by winning two titles in as many divisions at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively.
Yordan will clash with Brizuela for the vacant IBO Lightweight Title in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome II which will be televised live on RCTI in Indonesia & throughout Asia and Europe via CSI Sports. (more…)
Photos: Esdel Palermo / Universal Promotions
Undefeated Rey “El Maestro” Ojeda ( 11-0, 6 KO’s ) captured the vacant lightweight WBA Fedecaribe title by defeating via TKO at 0:01 of the fourth, Fernando Torres ( 18-4-1, 10 KO’s ).
The referee stops the fight due to a cut on Torres right eye by a punch but instant replay shows it was from a headbutt. Torres camp will protest the decision.
Co featuring the event, Miguel “el Gallo” Marrero ( 7-0-2, 4 KO ) and Christopher Rivera ( 5-12-1, 4 KO ) ended in a draw. Judges scorecards 58-56 Marrero, 58-56 Rivera and 57-57. (more…)
By Arvin Nundloll
Newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner, fresh off his win against Paulie Malignaggi took time out after the fight to speak about his win.
“Hell of a fight tonight, Paulie’s a world class fighter and he did what he was supposed to do and that’s to run from every opponent he’s ever faced, including me. We hunted him down and did what we had to do to get the victory. It’s not about how many shot you threw but how many shots you land. I was landing the more effective shot and the bigger shots in the whole fight.”
When asked about how he felt at the weight, Broner felt as though he could do it all over again. “I felt good, I was definitely strong tonight, I was definitely a welterweight and I felt good.
With curiosity building about who Broner’s next opponent will be, Broner remained open minded: “Now it’s time to get more belts in somebody else’s weight class, I don’t know if it’s at light welterweight or I might go back down to lightweight, it really don’t matter. I don’t care what weight the fight is at, if it’s the best fight for my career then that’s what it’ll be at.” (more…)
By Arvin Nundloll
Paulie Malignaggi returned to the pressroom after his fight with a clearer mind but still had a lot to say. First off he clarified his comments about Tom Schreck’s scorecard.
“I was a bit emotional, I’m not trying to say Tom Schreck is in Al Haymon’s pocket but I do think hes a bit incompetent at what he was watching. I don’t know if he went into the fight with a pre disposed mentality of that ‘hey he’s (Broner) is going to in and that’s it.’”
Paulie had a lot to say about Broner, who he said didn’t hit as hard or as effective as everyone else had expected.
“I’ve been hit by girls who hit harder than him. We saw in the Ponce De Leon fight that he gets off a lot of punches so we wanted to give him even more reason to throw off a lot of punches and give him more reasons to think about the distance. He was easy to find, I felt the body shots really slowed him down. I was able to stay in front of him a lot more because he didn’t hit hard. (more…)
By Christopher P. Cook at ringside
Photo by Kareen Murray
Hometown “Son of St. Pete” Clarence Booth continued his winning ways in front of a capacity crowd at “Bombs Away at the Bay” at the St. Petersburg Bayfront Hilton in St. Petersburg, Florida, presented by Mad Integrity Fight Sports in association with One Punch Boxing. Booth controlled the fight from bell to bell, getting good rounds in against the more experienced Juan Aguirre. On the undercard of the event, local fighters Tampa’s Dan Bolden and Paulie Simpson, along with Orlando’s Moises Carasquillo emerged victorious.
In the main event of the night, Booth (6-1-0, 4 KOs), 144.4 lbs, outworked and outboxed Juan Aguirre (5-10-1, 0 KOs) over the six round welterweight contest. Booth’s superior strength and speed dominated the bout, allowing him to exert his will on Aguirre. Booth received a standing ovation in the second, as he landed numerous shots against a game but outclassed opponent. Aguirre fought back, throwing out of desperation as it became apparent he was in survival mode. Booth fought smart, maintaining his composure as the knockout eluded him. All three judges scored the bout a sweep for Clarence Booth, 60-54. Booth improved his record to 6-1, winning his last four matches. (more…)
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