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Patrick Majewski, 160, of Somers Point, NJ, gradually wore down a game challenge from Jamaal Davis, 159, of Philadelphia, PA, to earn a unanimous 10-round decision in their middlewight main event in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Davis, 31, moved up from junior middleweight for this match and was able to hit Majewski at will in the early going. By the third round, however, the difference in size and power was evident as Majewski, 33, originally from Radom, Poland, began to push Davis around the ring with steady, but powerful shots. The difference in size was telling. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.
The win moved Majewski to 21-1, 13 K0s, and solidified his world ranking–No. 9 with the WBC, No. 15 with the WBO. Davis, who again failed to win a “step up” fight, falls to 14-9-1, 6 K0s. He will move back down–after a long rest–to the junior middleweight class. (more…)
By Sam Geraci and Lindy Lindell at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Jr middleweight Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) dethroned IBF champion and local hero Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) via twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. It was an ugly fight full of holding and wrestling. Smith outworked the tiring 39-year-old down the stretch to win by scores of 116-111, 116-111 on two cards. The third card was 114-113 for Bundrage. Bundrage was deducted a point in round two for hitting Smith after he was pushed down. Ishe become the first ever Las Vegas-born world boxing champion.
Undefeated local middleweight J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KOs) maintained his perfect record with a ten round unanimous decision against aggressive strongman and late sub Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-9, 13 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91. (more…)
Report and photo by Eliud Vazquez
Super lightweight Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (12-0, 8 KOs) blitz his way to a first round knockout over Geraldo Zayas (21-20-2, 11 KOs). Pedraza put Zayaz on the canvas with an uppercut in the first minute of the fight. Moments later Pedraza connected on a left hook to the body and recorded his second knockdown. The referee decided to stop the bout when Zayaz got up on slippery legs.
Super lightweight Marcos ‘Tigre’ Jimenez (19-4, 13 KOs) became the WBA Fedecentro lightweight champion when he defeated Mario ‘Principe’ Santiago (22-4-1, 14 KOs) by a TKO in the ninth round. (more…)
Hedi Slimani captured the GBU superfeatherweight title with a 3 round stoppage of Michael Nyawade from Kenya. Nyawade was dropped in rounds 2 and 3 and twice more from slips earlier in the fight. Slimani was deducted a point for hitting his opponent on the floor. When Nyawade went to a neutral corner at the end of round 3 he was grabbed by his cornerman back to his own corner. Referee Daniel Van de Wiele waved the fight off after a brief inspection of the boxer.
On the same card Delfine Persoon widely outpointed Zarika Fatuma by scores of 79-73 and twice 80-72. Persoon is now expected to face Kremena Petkova in a WBC Final eliminator.
Kobe Vandekerhove WUD 8 Cedric Spera
Arno Casteleyn WUD 6 Ringo Verbauwhede
Halim Abdel Selmi WUD 6 Niko Verbauwhede
Razmik Grigoryan Drew 4 Pasquale Boriello
Former Euro heavyweight champion Przemyslaw Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over four-time world title challenger Andrew Golota (41-9-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. In a good fight with back and forth action, Saleta finally finished it with a barrage of blows that sent Golota to the deck. Afterward, the 46-year-old Saleta, fighting for the first time in seven years, said this was definitely his last fight. The 45-year-old Golota who had been out of the ring for three-and-a-half years and has lost three straight, was unsure if he would fight again or not.
It was a right hook that was heard around the world – at least by boxing fans. #2 rated American Tony Thompson shocked a nearly all British audience by dropping the formally undefeated 6′ 8″ British heavyweight David Price in the second round. Price was unable to recover from the powerful right hook.
The bout was seen live all over the United States on WealthTV and WealthTV.com will be replayed TONIGHT AT 10 PM EST
“There’s a shining star in the Heavyweight division for American boxing fans. Tony “The Tiger” proved that he’s still one of the best heavyweights in the world. We knew he was training hard against the likes of Travis Walker, but he left even boxing insiders stunned by his quick finish of one of the most coveted young prospects in the boxing game. Us old guys can proudly wear our “Old Guys Rule” t-shirts with pride thanks to Tony”, stated Charles Herring, president of WealthTV. The network carried the fight live and exclusively in the United States. (more…)
Two-time heavyweight title challenger Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KOs) scored a shock second round KO over previously unbeaten British heavyweight hope David Price (15-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The 41-year-old Thompson landed a crushing right hand below the ear that sent Price to the deck. A wobbly Price was not allowed to continue. Time was 2:17. Price had hoped to use this fight to compare against Wladimir Klitschko’s two KO wins over Thompson, but it didn’t work out that way.
“This leaves me going after that sissy Tyson Fury for right now,” said Thompson after the fight. “He’s been talking a lot of noise in the press. I took care of David like I said I would, now it’s time to take care of him.” (more…)
41-year-old Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KOs) may have resurrected his career by winning “Prizefighter Heavyweights III” on Saturday night at the historic York Hall in London. Harrison defeated New Yorker Derric Rossy (28-6, 14 KOs) in the final to claim his second Prizefighter trophy. Harrison dropped Rossy in round one and finished him in the second with a right hand. Time was 1:25.
Between the semifinal and final, 2012 British Olympian jr welterweight Thomas Starker (1-0) had a successful pro debut. Stalker won a four round unanimous decision (40-36) over no-hoper Kristian Laight (7-140-6, 0 KOs). Not a typo. 140 losses for Laight.
In a rematch, Audley Harrison (30-6, 22 KOs) avenged a 2008 loss to Martin Rogan (16-4, 8 KOs), taking a three round unanimous decision. Harrison simply outboxed Rogan to win by scores 30-27 on all cards.
Derric Rossy (28-5, 14 KOs) won his second split decision of the night against Ian Lewison (7-2-1, 4 KOs). Scored 29-28, 29-28 Rossy, 29-28 Lewison.
In a clash of American heavyweights, Derric Rossy (27-5, 14 KOs) won a sloppy three round split decision over pre-tournament favorite Travis Walker (39-9-1, 31 KOs). Scores were 29-28, 29-28 Rossy, 29-28 Walker.
Ian Lewison (7-1-1, 4 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Timo Hoffmann (40-8-2, 23 KOs). Lewis dropped Hoffmann with a left/right combination in round one and Hoffmann beat the count, however when John King motioned and told Hoffmann to step forward, Hoffmann who appeared to be OK to continue, but does’t speak English, remained in place and the bout was stopped at the 2:02 mark. Hoffmann wasn’t happy with the stoppage.
Former Prizefighter champion and Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison (29-6, 22 KOs) needed just 33 seconds to finish Dane Claus Bertino (15-5, 18 KOs). A single left hand did the job.
Former Prizefighter winner Martin Rogan (16-3, 8 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former heavyweight title challenger Albert Sosnowski (47-6-2, 28 KOs). Referee Ina John Lewis waved it off to protect a wobbly Sosnowski at 1:56. The Pole flew out of the ring after a missed punch in round two.
The “Prizefighter Heavyweights III” tournament will be televised in the USA by Wealth TV and WealthTV.com on Thursday’s “Fight Night” telecast.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mexican IBF minimumweight world champion Mario “Dragon” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) will make his first defense against Japanese former world champion Katsunari Takayama (24-6, 10 KOs) on March 30 in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. That same night, former world champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia (33-2-1, 21 KOs) and Pedro “Pedrín” Guevara (18-1-1, 13 KOs) will meet for the WBC silver light flyweight title. The event will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo, Erik Morales’ Box Latino and Branco Sports. Televisa will broacast in Mexico.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat
Comebacking formerly world-rated ex-OPBF 154-pound champ Yuki Nonaka (23-8-2, 7 KOs), 160, impressively defeated OPBF#4 New Zealander Lee Oti (17-13-1, 8 KOs), 159.5, by a unanimous decision (99-92, 98-92, 99-91) over ten hot frames last Sunday (February 17) in Sanda, Japan. Nonaka, a tall southpaw, looked sharp and shifty in outpunching the younger opponent who occasionally scored with good shots to the face but failed to catch the faster veteran. Nonaka had him at bay with a flurry of punches in rounds five and seven. The Japanese southpaw, 35, is gunning for a shot at WBO junior middle champ Zaurbek Baysangurov abroad in the near future. Nonaka once entered the world ratings thanks to his upset triumph over previously unbeaten Dmytro Nikulin by a unanimous verdict in 2010, but was unfortunately inactive for a year due to an injury. After his return to the squared circle Nonaka decked four victories in a row to show his steady comeback.
WBA flyweight champ Juan Carlos Reveco (29-1, 16 KOs), Argentina, arrived in Japan last Sunday and has been strenuously training here prior to his initial defense against Japanese challenger Masayuki Kuroda (21-3-2, 13 KOs) in Kawasaki on this coming Wednesday. On the contrary to the hot weather in his native country in the south hemisphere, Reveco withstood the cold air and reportedly got acclimated with it due to his early arrival. Reveco showed a good form in his public workout, and promised to bring back the belt to Argentina.
A day before the Reveco-Kuroda title bout, there will be a WBA female light-minimumweight (102-pound) championship bout between compatriots Ayaka Miyao and Masae Akitaya at the Korakuen Hall on February 26. Miyao dethroned Mari Ando last year and is making her initial defense against the veteran challenger. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat
Ex-WBA super-bantam champ Retsuri Lee (AKA Ryol-Li Lee; 19-3-2, 10 KOs), 126, fought Filipino champ Cirilo Espino (18-11-3, 11 KOs), 125.75, to a split draw (115-113 for Lee, 116-112 for Espino and 114-114) in an OPBF featherweight elimination bout to decide the new titlist over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Lee once dethroned the then WBA 122-pound ruler Poonsawat Kratingdaeng-gym, but failed to retain it in his initial defense against compatriot Akifumi Shimoda, who yielded his title to Rico Ramos, who lost it to Gillermo Rigondeaux. The WBA super-bantam belt thus busily changed hands, so you may forget the ex-champ Lee’s name. Lee, a legitimate featherweight, returned to his original division but revealed an unsteady performance in three bouts since. Lee, the Japan-born Korean, had a tough time coping with free-swinging but less accurate Espino, who kept his aggressiveness regardless of his lack of precision. It was Lee that dominated middle rounds with busy combinations in the close quarter, but Espino fought back hard down the stretch. Lee may face Shogo Ishikawa (who lately defeated Espino by a hairline unanimous decision in Okinawa last November) for the vacant throne with the winner to meet Espino in the first defense, whichever may be victorious.
Promoter: Reason Promotions.
Wealth TV and WealthTV.com will air today’s big heavyweight showdown showdown between David Price
and Tony Thompson at 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT.
The Independent: Beating Tony Thompson can be David Price’s quick route to world heavyweight contention
BBC: David Price: Tony Thompson fight ‘pivotal’ to career plans
Daily Mail: Price out to take apart veteran Thompson to send a message to the Klitschko brothers
Liverpool Echo: Make Tony Thompson relive his Klitschko nightmare, says David Price’s trainer
Sporting Life: Smith astonished by Thompson comments
Bay TC Liverpool: David Price & Tony Thompson weigh-in ahead of the Echo Arena fight in Liverpool
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Golden Boy Promotions has announced the signing of former amateur stars D’Mitrius Ballard of Maryland and Steve Geffrard of Florida to exclusive promotional agreements, Both are light heavyweights and will debut tonight on the Cornelius Bundrage vs. Ishe Smith undercard at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
Epix makes its 2013 debut on March 16 with a telecast featuring WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns against IBF champ Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly against #1 rated Robin Krasniqi, super middleweight contender George Groves vs. Mouhamed Ndiaye and heavyweight Dereck Chisora vs. TBA.
Jägermeister has announced “A Brother in your Corner,” a social responsibility campaign and consumer competition with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/JagerUSA
If Evgeny Gradovich beats Billy Dib for the IBF title, he will become the third world champion from Fightnews.com feature writer Robert Coster’s popular “New Faces” series, joining Johan Perez and Nicholas Walters.
Swedish Klara Svensson easily defeated Bulgarian Kremena Petkova last night in Galati, Romania to win the vacant WBC Silver Female Superlightweight title. It was scored 100-90 and twice 99-91. Petkova will now drop down to Lightweight to face Belgian Delphine Persoon on March 29 on a huge show in Ghent, Belgium. This will be a WBC Final Eliminator. Persoon has a warm-up 8 rounder tonight in Roeselaere against Fatuma Zarika.
By Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
San Diego, CA’s “Marvelous” Christopher Martin (26-2-3, 8KOs) took an unpopular unanimous decision to take the win and the WBC USNBC super bantamweight over previous conqueror Jose Angel Beranza (35-26-2, 27KOs) of Mexico City on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Beranza was the busier of the two as Martin looked to score his shots including a right hand in the fifth that dropped his opponent. At the end, one judge had it 78-73 while two scored it a very close 76-75 for Martin.
In the semi-main, local favorite Artemio “King” Reyes (19-2, 14KOs) scored an impressive knockout of Rodolfo “Bam Bam” Armenta (12-10-1, 9KOs) of Rio Rico, AZ. After a close first round, Reyes dropped Armenta at the 1:47 mark of the second, scheduled for a welterweight six.
Photos: All Star Boxing
WBO Latino bantamweight champion Jose “Miau” Nieves (22-2-3 recovered from any early knockdown to stop Danny “Venado” Flores (14-3, 8 KOs) in round nine of a scheduled twelve rounder on Friday night at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Flores dropped Nieves in round three but Nueves came back to floor Flores in round nine and the fight was stopped shortly after.
Unbeaten cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (14-0, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Willy Hering (14-13-3, 5 KOs). (more…)
Tony Mack 170.2 vs. William Johnson 168
Joey Bryant 139 vs. Aaron Slusser 139.4
Dusty Harrison 149.8 vs. Aaron Anderson 152
Erick Hernandez Perez 139.3 vs. Calvin Smith 137.6
Donta Linzie 156.9 vs. Tom Howard 155.8
Rogelio Casarez 137.9 vs. Michael Doyle 139
Venue: Resorts Casino
Promoter: Prizefight Promotions
Photos: Craig Bennett / Showtime
Longtime sparring partners Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (15-1-2, 8 KOs) and Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11 KOs) did it for real on Friday night in a super featherweight clash at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, California. The result was a hard-fought upset ten round unanimous decision for Perez, who took the ’0′ from the previously unbeaten record of Hovhannisyan by scores of 96-93, 96-93, 95-94.
In a clash of unbeaten middleweights, Tureano “Reno” Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Willie Fortune (15-1, 7 KOs). Johnson, who represented the Bahamas in the 2008 Olympic Games, won by scores of 80-72 on all cards.
Vyacheslav Glazkov 220 vs. Malik Scott 225
Chris Algieri 143 vs. Jose Peralta 143
Issouf Kinda 141 vs. Javier Loya 140.5
Cletus Seldin 142.5 vs. Jonathan Cuba 141
Karl Dargan 135 vs. Ramesis Gil 137.25
Alan Gotay 132 vs. Micah Branch 132
Anthony Karperis 139 vs. Justin Johnson 141
Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, NY
Promoter: Main Events/Star Boxing
TV: NBC Sports Network
By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Thomas Casulli/Casulli.com
Thomas Dulorme (17-1, 13 KOs) made a triumphant return to the ring on Thursday before a packed Roseland Ballroom in New York City, wasting little time in dispatching the overmatched Eddie Brooks (9-4, 3 KOs) of Scottsdale, AZ. The fight served as the main event of a seven bout Broadway Boxing card promoted by Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment.
In his first bout after suffering a tough TKO loss at the hands of Argentinean strongman Carlos Abregu, Dulorme briefly displayed the combination of speed, power and poise that have many mentioning him as a future great from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico. (more…)
Photos: Mike Greenhill
IBF jr welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) thrilled his hometown following with an impressive eighth round TKO over former WBO jr welterweight titlist Kendall “Rated R” Holt (28-6, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Peterson dropped Holt with a right hand in round four. Holt went to a knee after a barrage of punches by Peterson in round six. The fight was finally stopped by referee Tony Weeks after another barrage by Peterson at 1:42 of round eight. It was Peterson’s first fight in 14 months after failing a drug test that resulted in a forfeiture of the WBA version of the belt. (more…)
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan USA Olympian, fighting out of Glendale, California works out at the historic Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming Super Welterweight feature fight against Javier Francisco Maciel of Argentina on April 6 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. Martirosyan fights on the same card as Zou Shiming, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion who is scheduled to make his professional Top Rank boxing debut. (more…)
Jose “Sniper” Pedraza 130 vs. Gerardo Zayas 130
Mario Santiago 130 vs. Marcos Jimenez 130
Miguel Marrero 130 vs. Edgardo Rivera 130
Edgardo Laboy 124 vs. Luis Ortiz 124.5
Carlos Narvaez 117 vs. Christian Fernandez 118.5
Reggie Santiago 127.5 vs. Ricardo Perez 129
Luis Cuascut 122 vs. Angel Lopez 125
Venue: Juan “Pachin” Vicens Auditorium
Promoter: Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment
Sasso Lopez 131 vs. Orlando Vazquez 131
Angel Acosta 110 vs.Cristian Lopez 107
Chicano Cotto 245 vs. Jesus Gonzalez 195
Jose Martinez 117 vs. Eduardo Melendez 118
Starling Cordero 116 vs. Alexis Diaz 116
Jorge Maysonet 135 vs. Pedro Salcedo 140
Alberto Machado 128 vs. Efrain Salgado 131
Joel Collazo 110 vs.Luis Hernandez 112
Prichards Colon 148 vs.Xavier Lasalle 149
Roberto Rivera 138 vs. Bryan Montalvo 141
Pedro Ortiz 109 vs. Joseph Santos 117
Venue: Coliseo Cosme Beitía, Cataño Puerto Rico
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions & H2 Entertainment
TV: WAPA 2 Deportes / WAPA América www.wapa.tv
Photo: Miguel Cotto Promotions
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