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By Robert Coster
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Panama-based Haitian lightweight Evens” The Sun City Kid” Pierre was expected to be sorely tested by former contender Joel Cerrud on Saturday in the main event of a show held at the Nunez de Balboa Convention Center in Panama City. In fact, however, Pierre dominated Cerrud from the opening bell, knocking down his opponent in the third round and battering him around the ring, causing the referee to call off the action in the 5th round. With this victory, the lanky Haitian puncher raised his record to 19-1 with 15 KOs while the once promising Cerrud fell to 20-8-2 (12 KOs). (more…)
By Robert Coster Photo: Premium Boxing Promotion Panama-based Haitian lightweight Evens” The Sun City Kid” Pierre was expected to be …
Undefeated NABO middleweight champion Patrick Majewski is ready to take his next step towards a world title on November 5, when he faces hard-hitting Dionisio Miranda at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with the vacant NABF middleweight title at stake.
Majewski, 17-0 (11 KO) of Atlantic City, N.J. by way of Radom, Poland will join his Polish compatriots Mariusz Wach, Artur Szpilka and Kamil Laszczyk as part of “November Reign,” the highly-anticipated boxing event promoted by Global Boxing Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports. (more…)
Undefeated NABO middleweight champion Patrick Majewski is ready to take his next step towards a world title on November 5, …
Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank
“I’m in the big leagues now” exclaimed World Bantamweight Champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire after a visit to the famed ‘Mecca of Boxing’ Madison Square Garden in New York City Monday night. Donaire, who is making his New York debut, spoke about the ‘New York city lights’, ‘the millions of people in the Big Apple’ and ‘the excitement he feels’ about his upcoming battle against undefeated Omar Narvaez of Argentina, Saturday, October 22 in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Madison Square Garden, Donaire vs Narvaez will be televised by HBO Boxing After Dark. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank “I’m in the big leagues now” exclaimed World Bantamweight Champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” …
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry
Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (42-4, 25 KOs) will clash with Rigoberto Alvarez (27-3, 20 KOs) for the WBA interim light middleweight title on Wednesday in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Alvarez resides in Juanactian, Jalisco, Mexico and captured the WBA interim title in 2010 with a split points decision over Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida but lost to Austin Trout in 2011 for the WBA title via a clear decision over twelve rounds. Rigoberto is the brother of highly regarded Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Mundine was KO’d in five rounds by Garth Wood in 2010 but won a controversial decision over ten rounds in a rematch against Wood in 2011. Mundine also holds a controversial decision over current IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale in 2009. Barry Wood who manages son Garth said, “We have tried to get Mundine back in the ring in a rubber match but he is not interested in another fight with Garth. I am confident Garth would KO Mundine again.”
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photo: Tim Barry Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (42-4, 25 KOs) will clash …
Witness all the drama surrounding WBA Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward and his sparring injury that forced the postponement of the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final. This exclusive FIGHT CAMP 360° Bonus Feature which captures Ward in his gym in Oakland and joins the champ on his urgent trip to Los Angeles to meet world-renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Wallace and learn the extent of his injury.
Witness all the drama surrounding WBA Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward and his sparring injury that forced the postponement of …
By Graham Houston
What on earth was all the fuss about on HBO PPV Saturday night after the Chad Dawson-Bernard Hopkins fiasco, with Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman seemingly hinting at skulduggery on the part of the California commission? It was unfortunate that Hopkins hurt his shoulder and that Dawson became light-heavyweight champion on a tainted victory, but these things happen in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of professional boxing. The referee’s ruling — Dawson winner by TKO — was, I believe, the correct one.
There is always going to be controversy over this sort of ending, but it’s not as if something like it has never happened before. (more…)
By Graham Houston Photo: WBC What on earth was all the fuss about on HBO PPV Saturday night after the …
By John Cannon
Even though Weslaco native and Golden Boy prospect Omar Figueroa will not be able to fight this Friday due to an injury, Golden Boy Promotions was able to find a reputable replacement within a day and it just happens to be another prospect within their stable. Fidel Maldonado (11-0, 10 KOs) of New Mexico will now face Puerto Rico’s Erick Cruz (13-7, 12 KOs) in the 8-round main event for Cruz’s WBC Youth Lightweight title this Friday on Solo Boxeo Tecate at the Pharr Events Center sponsored by Golden Boy Promotions and Cavazos Boxing.
Anthony Cavazos, president of Cavazos Boxing, said that Maldonado is a very formidable replacement for Figueroa and feels the fight against Cruz will be a very exciting one. (more…)
By John Cannon Even though Weslaco native and Golden Boy prospect Omar Figueroa will not be able to fight this …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Luis Blanco/Fightwireimages.com
On November 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Global Boxing and Jimmy Burchfield/CES present undefeated Polish heavyweight and WBC #9 ranked Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KOs) in the toughest – at least on paper – test in his career against 46-year-old Oliver “Atomic Bull” McCall (56-11, 37 KOs). McCall, speaking to Fightnews from his Florida training camp, admits his best days are behind him, but says this is exactly what makes him more dangerous. “I have no more chances, no more time for do-overs, for restarting my career,” stated McCall. “Defeating an undefeated top ten fighter gives me instant credibility. Knocking him out gives me even more and this is exactly what I want to do. Wach should seriously fear me!” (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Luis Blanco/Fightwireimages.com On November 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Global Boxing and …
Golden Boy Promotions has filed a protest with the WBC over the ruling of technical knockout after GBP fighter Bernard Hopkins was unable to continue in the fight last Saturday due to an injury he sustained after being pushed down by Chad Dawson. The WBC is reviewing the video of the WBC light heavyweight world title bout, which was held in Los Angeles, California, and is communicating with the WBC Board of Governors to render a decision that is strictly in accordance with the regulations.
“A boxing commission can make independent decisions regarding results, but the World Boxing Council, exclusive and worldwide registered owner of its trademark WBC, must take charge of the world title results that only correspond to the organization,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. “We think that by the end of this week, we will have the result of the world voting regarding this matter.”
Golden Boy Promotions has filed a protest with the WBC over the ruling of technical knockout after GBP fighter Bernard …
It’s not difficult to root for a guy like world-ranked super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs), of Worchester, Mass., who faces fellow unbeaten Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs) of Ozone Park, N.Y., in the 10-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Oct. 21, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Rodriguez has been virtually unbeatable since lacing on the gloves at 16. He went 84-9 in the amateurs and was a two-time national champion. Since turning pro on Jan. 26, 2008, he has steadily ascended through the ranks and remains a strong possibility to one day become a 168-pound world champion.
What makes Rodriguez’ accomplishments inside the ring so extraordinary and inspiring, however, is that he’s managed to achieve success while dealing with a complex home situation with young children who have special needs. He and wife Stephanie’s fraternal twins, Edwin Jr. and Serena Lynn, were born prematurely, at 23 weeks. Chances of survival were bleak, yet both miraculously turned four years old on Sept. 29. (more…)
It’s not difficult to root for a guy like world-ranked super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs), of …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) will make the second defense of his title against the Australian Frank Loporto (15-4, 7 KOs) at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas on November 11. Trout, who was born in El Paso and raised in Las Cruces, NM, first defended his belt against David “The Destroyer” Lopez by unanimous decision in San Luis Potosi last June. It will be the first world title shot for LoPorto.
By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) will make the second defense of his …
The title of the boxing promotion from Saturday night between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson was “Believe It or Not.”
Seems like a creative idea, as there were fight fans who believed Hopkins would successfully defend his world title belt three months shy of his 47th birthday.
And there were people who believed that Dawson was going to have a career-defining fight against Hopkins, and become a three-time world title holder with a victory over the future Hall of Famer . . Click here for more
Ringside by Francisco Salazar & Rocco Morales Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda The title of the boxing promotion from Saturday …
By Bill Green
Photos by Rick Marez
In his second pro boxing match, former MMA star Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (2-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Tay Bledsoe (2-4, 2 KOs) in a heavyweight match on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. A big shot laid out Bledsoe for several minutes at 1:52 of round one. Click here for full report
By Bill Green Photos by Rick Marez In his second pro boxing match, former MMA star Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: “Big” Joe Miranda
New WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson met the press at the Chick Hearn Media room at Staples Center shortly after his victory over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night. Dawson’s promoter Gary Shaw took the podium first and echoed the comments Dawson had to say right after the fight. “I will tell you all what Chad told Bernard, ‘Hopkins you’re a pussy. Hopkins was saying he was a gangster you are not a gangster Hopkins. You know why? Because a gangster would get up and fight.’
Shaw continued, “Chad is really a great kid and soft spoken. I knew he would never come up and talk that way so I wanted you to know exactly what happened.” With all that said, Shaw introduced Dawson.
“I want to thank Bernard Hopkins for making it an easy night for me,” Dawson told the media. We put in a lot of work for this fight. We trained for eight weeks and this goes to show why Bernard was ducking me all these years.” (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Photo: “Big” Joe Miranda New WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson met the press at the Chick …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
On Saturday the kick-off press conference for the rematch, between bantamweights Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (28-3-0, 22 KOs) took place at the ESPN ZONE at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. The rematch will take place December 3 live on SHOWTIME at the Honda Center, for Mares WBC and IBF bantamweight belts. Also on the SHOWTIME card will be a bantamweight showdown between Panama’s Anselmo Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KOs) vs. Australia’s Vic Darchinyan (37-3-1, 27 KOs), for Moreno’s WBA bantamweight title.
The press conference began as Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions made introductions and welcomed the media. “December 3 is going to be a great card and it’s going be a night you don’t want to miss. Agbeko is getting another chance. One guy wants to set the record straight and the other guy is going to shut everyone up and that’s Abner Mares.” For more details and photos click here…
By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions On Saturday the kick-off press conference for the rematch, between bantamweights Abner …
The contestants of the upcoming getgoods.de-Fight Night have completed the sparring phase this week. “We have never completed so many rounds,” said female world champion Christina Hammer about the tough training period prior to her title defense. On Friday she will defend her WBO and the WBF world title against the American Living Vashon at the Brandenburg-Halle in Frankfurt/Oder. (more…)
The contestants of the upcoming getgoods.de-Fight Night have completed the sparring phase this week. “We have never completed so many …
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Newly crowned WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson made the call for Jean Pascal after his controversial victory versus Bernard Hopkins Saturday night in Los Angeles, and the Montreal fighter is more than ready to take the challenge according to his trainer Marc Ramsay.
“I really hope that’s going to be the next fight,” Ramsay told Fightnews, “Right now we’re going to have to see how the WBC is going to rule on things that went on last night. There’s also the chance of a rematch (between Dawson and Hopkins) but if we can fight him right away, that’s perfect. That’s exactly what Jean wants. If it doesn’t work out to be right away, we’ll take another bout and be ready for the winner if there happens to be a rematch. But we’re ready now.” (more…)
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Newly crowned WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson made the call for Jean Pascal after …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
IBF #6 middleweight Sam Soliman (39-11, 17 KOs) will clash with IBF #14 Eromosele Albert (24-5-1, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds in an IBF box-off to find the mandatory challenger for IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale. The management of Albert and the manager of Soliman have reached an agreement to clash at The Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on November 18. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin IBF #6 middleweight Sam Soliman (39-11, 17 KOs) will clash …
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
The scheduled headline bout between welterweight prospect Antonin Decarie (25-1 7KO) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo set for the Bell Centre in Montreal has been cancelled due to a training injury to Decarie. Undefeated super-lightweight Dierry Jean (19-0 13KO) will move up to the main-event as he challenges veteran Francisco Lorenzo (37-10 17KO).
Decarie injured his right shoulder during training although trainer Marc Ramsay could not pinpoint the exact incident where the mishap took place. “It was last week and he was feeling a pain in his chest,” Ramsay told Fightnews. “The day after, it was a lot worse and he saw a doctor and tried to rehab the situation but the last sparring that he did the injury was a lot worse. (more…)
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada The scheduled headline bout between welterweight prospect Antonin Decarie (25-1 7KO) and former two-time …
Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Before 3,500 fans, last night at Cohen Stadium for Zeferino Entertainment’s initial “Battle at the Ballpark” series: In the main event, Jennifer Han (5-1-1, 1 KO) of El paso pummeled DJ Morrison (2-11, 2 KOs) of Billings, Mont., earning her first KO while Morrison suffered her fifth straight loss. Other results: Joe Sullivan (4-3, 4 KOs) stopped debuter Patrick Dixon (0-1) in round three (2:32); debuter Josea Garcia (0-1) decisioned unwon Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-10) with scores of 40-36, 39-39 and 38-38; Jo Jo Galarza (3-1, 1 KO) won a a unanimous decision over Raul Carillo (1-3, 1 KO), scores of 39-36 x 3; Joel Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Reymundo Torres of Laredo, Texas, scores of 40-35 x 3; debuting heavyweight Eric Reza (1-0) won by decision over MMA fighter Derrill Schoonover (0-1) with scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37. Full report and photos to come.
Ringside by Gerardo Martinez Before 3,500 fans, last night at Cohen Stadium for Zeferino Entertainment’s initial “Battle at the Ballpark” …
What do you think the correct ruling should have been in Saturday night's Dawson-Hopkins fight?
- No Contest (72%)
- Dawson wins by TKO (18%)
- Hopkins wins by DQ (10%)
By Joe Koizumi
It may be a good way to decide the mandatory challenger against our national champ that willing participants duly rated by our commission (Japan Boxing Commision; JBC) fight in annual tournaments of eliminators in pursuit of the right to have a compulsory crack at the Japanese championship. The results of the finals in the tournaments are as follows:
140 lbs: JBC#3 southpaw hard-puncher Shinya Iwabuchi (17-3, 14 KOs), 140, a muscular youngster, needed just 97 seconds of the opening session to halt #4 Koichi Aso (13-3-1, 8 KOs), 140, with a single solid left in a scheduled eight. Iwabuchi will be entitled to have a mandatory shot next spring against Yuji Wauke who wrested the national super-light belt from Shinya Nagase on the previous night.
130 lbs: Fast-punching JBC#2 Daiki Kaneko (14-2-3, 7 KOs), 130, stunned the crowd with his quick demolition of ex-top contender Hiroyasu Matsuzaki (20-6-1, 10 KOs), 130, at 1:54 of the second round. Kaneko will face national titlist Seiichi Okada next year.
122 lbs: JBC#4 Yasutaka Ishimoto (19-5, 3 KOs), 122, displayed slick-punching from the fourth on and earned an important unanimous verdict (77-75, 78-74 and 79-73) over Yu Enya (22-3-2, 10 KOs), 122, over eight. The upset victor’s target will be world-rated champ Masaaki Serie.
115 lbs: In an encounter of southpaws Teiru Kinoshita (13-0-1, 3 KOs), 115, fought to a technical draw with formerly world-rated Go Onaga (17-1-2, 12 KOs), 115, because of the latter being badly bloodied at the right side of the head at 1:06 of the fourth round in a scheduled eight. Kinoshita was voted by judges to proceed and acquire the right to challenge national ruler Yota Sato next spring, although the result itself should be registered as TD4 by the JBC.
108 lbs: Quick-punching top contender Ryoichi Taguchi (16-1, 7 KOs), 108, was awarded a TKO win over ex-amateur national champ Yu Kimura (9-2-1, 1 KO), 108, due to Kimura’s bad laceration at 0:23 of the sixth session.
Promoter: JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association; JPBA).
By Joe Koizumi It may be a good way to decide the mandatory challenger against our national champ that willing …
Story and photo by Gilda Aburto
Undefeated Costa Rican boxer Bryan “Tiquito” (Little Tico) Vasquez (24) fights Nicaraguan “El Toro” (The Bull) Benavides (29) for the WBA interim super featherweight championship in a match held in San Jose, Costa Rica, on November 3rd. In the main event, Bryan Vasquez, (27–0, 14 KO) Fedelatin champion, faces the toughest match of his career, against southpaw Fedecentro champion, Santos Benavides (23-2-2, 17 KO). (more…)
Story and photo by Gilda Aburto Undefeated Costa Rican boxer Bryan “Tiquito” (Little Tico) Vasquez (24) fights Nicaraguan “El Toro” …
Photos: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares and former two-time IBF Bantamweight World Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko were the principals at a widely attended press conference Saturday to officially announce their highly anticipated rematch set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which will be televised LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
In the co-featured bout, WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will defend his title against former two-division world champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan. The doubleheader is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Don King Productions and Gary Shaw Productions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Here’s what those involved had to say on Saturday:
Photos: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares and former two-time IBF Bantamweight World Champion …
Photos: Ed Keenan/Top Rank
Bantamweight world champion Nonito Donaire takes water break (from wife Rachel) in between rounds at Brooklyn’s legendary Gleason’s Gym on Saturday. Nonito worked out prior to next Saturday’s world title clash against unbeaten two-division champ Omar Narvaez at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more…)
Photos: Ed Keenan/Top Rank Bantamweight world champion Nonito Donaire takes water break (from wife Rachel) in between rounds at Brooklyn’s …
Bernard Hopkins has been released from the California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles after being x-rayed and examined by Dr. Sam Thurber, MD who diagnosed Hopkins with a separation of the acromioclavicular (A-C) joint which connects the collar bone and shoulder blade.
Bernard Hopkins has been released from the California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles after being x-rayed and examined by …
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs) lost his title against Chad Dawson (31-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout ended in round two when the 29-year-old Dawson hurled the 46-year-old boxing legend Hopkins to the deck and Hopkins injured a shoulder. Referee Pat Russell ruled there was no foul, therefore the California Commission ruled it a TKO win for Dawson. After the fight Dawson said Hopkins was faking the injury and he wants to finish his business with Jean Pascal, no rematch for Hopkins. more photos
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 …
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
In a rematch, WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1-0, 25 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Francisco “Panchito” Arce (31-8-3, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Ruiz floored Arce hard in the third and after more abuse at the beginning of the fourth, Arce’s corner rushed in the ring to save the reeling Arce from more punishment. Time was :24. Ruiz previously defeated Arce by unanimous decision in a wild fight in May.
In a clash for the vacant WBO super flyweight championship, Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (12-0-1, 9 KOs) and Jose “Matador” Cabrera (20-2-1, 8 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw. Scores were 112-116, 117-111 and 114-114. (more…)
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer In a rematch, WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1-0, 25 KOs) scored a fourth round …
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez successfully retained her WBC world flyweight title by technical knockout in four rounds against Uruguayan Gabriela Bouvier in the main event at Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala, Mexico. The Mexican star defended her belt with powerful right hand uppercuts, which exploded in the face of Bouvier. In the third round, the Uruguayan and South American champion already had a swollen left eye. For more details and photos click here…
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez successfully retained her WBC world flyweight title by technical knockout …
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside
In one of the more-dramatic turn of events in a fight, Antonio DeMarco stopped Jorge Linares in the 11th round to win the vacant WBC lightweight title. Linares dominated the first five rounds of the fight, utilizing his speed and accuracy. DeMarco (26-2-1, 19 KO’s) hung in there, rallying in the sixth round to open a cut on the bridge of the nose of Linares. A cut later opened over the right eye of Linares (31-2, 20 KO’s), which began to affect his vision as he stood toe-to-toe with DeMarco. DeMarco rocked Linares in the 11th round, battering him across the ring until referee Raul Caiz, Sr. stepped in and stopped the bout at 2:32. Entering the 11th round, all three judges had Linares winning by scores of 98-92, 98-92, and 99-91. Fightnews.com had the bout scored 97-93 entering the 11th round.
In a bout between youth versus experience, junior welterweight Danny Garcia remained unbeaten with a 12 round split decision over Kendall Holt. The former world title holder Holt (27-5, 15 KO’s) started well early, but was hurt in the third by a right hand by Garcia. He was never the same as Garcia used his speed to beat Holt to the punch. Both had their moments in the second half of the fight, but Garcia landed the more telling blows. One judge inexplicably scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Holt, while the other two judges scored it 117-111 for Garcia. Fightnews.com scored the bout 115-113 in favor of Garcia. With the victory, Garcia earns the number one ranking by the WBC and the number two ranking by the IBF in the loaded 140-pound division.
Opening the “Believe It or Not” pay per view telecast, Paulie Malignaggi won a 10 round unanimous decision over Orlando Lora. Malignaggi was wobbled by a right hand to the head in the first round by Lora, but was mostly able to outbox the Mexican fighter the rest of the fight. Lora would land an occasional right hand as he pressed the action, but Malignaggi would two-three punches for every one that Lora landed. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Malignaggi by scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92. Fightnews.com scored the bout 97-93 in favor of Malignaggi.
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside In one of the more-dramatic turn of events in a fight, Antonio …
By Bill Green at ringside
Photos: Rick Marez
A large and enthusiastic Nebraska crowd was hoping to see another “YouTube moment” by the famed street fighter and now pro boxer Kimbo Slice. Earlier in the week, Kimbo stated that he wanted to bring excitement back to the heavyweights and produce exciting knockouts. Slice was able to deliver on both as he stormed out of the red corner and electrified the crowd by landing power shots to the body of Tay Bledsoe. The “YouTube” moment came as Slice landed a paralyzing overhand right to the jaw of Bledsoe which ended matters at 1:52 of the first round. The punch left Bledsoe motionless for several minutes. Slice improves to 2-0 with 2 KOs and is seeking a quick return in December. (more…)
By Bill Green at ringside Photos: Rick Marez A large and enthusiastic Nebraska crowd was hoping to see another “YouTube …
WBO #4/WBA #14 cruiserweight and local favorite BJ “El Peligroso” Flores (26-1-1, 16 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Paul Jennette (11-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the O’Reilly Family Events Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Flores beat the 43-year-old Jennette to the punch all night in winning a 100-90 verdict on all cards.
Unbeaten WBA #5/WBC #13 cruiserweight Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (18-0, 7 KOs) scored a quick first round blowout against former world title challenger James Crawford (40-17-2, 17 KOs). The 42-year-old Crawford lost his seventh straight bout dating back to 2004. (more…)
WBO #4/WBA #14 cruiserweight and local favorite BJ “El Peligroso” Flores (26-1-1, 16 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous …
IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker has confirmed to Fightnews.com that IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and former Steve Cunningham have been ordered to meet in an immediate rematch of their controversial fight on October 1. The rematch must take place within 120 days with the winner to face mandatory challenger Troy Ross. The rematch was ordered due to an improper stoppage recommendation from ring doctor Walter Wegner.
Cunningham was thrilled with the decision, tweeting “The IBF ordered the immediate rematch. The IBF is and has been a solid organization that follows their rules. All we ask for is a fair shake.”
IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker has confirmed to Fightnews.com that IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and former Steve Cunningham …
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside
Making his professional debut at 52 years of age, Dewey Bozella won a four round unanimous decision over Larry Hopkins (0-4). It took Bozella a while to get going, throwing more punches as the bout progressed. After Hopkins took the first round, Bozella was able to land punches to the body, finally connecting more to the head in the third. In an odd sequence, Hopkins’ had difficulties keeping his mouthpiece inside his mouth in the fourth, prompting referee Marcos Rosales to deduct a point after the third time. Hopkins’ mouthpiece came out a total of six times during the fourth. All three judges scored the bout 39-36, 38-36, and 38-37 in favor of Bozella. After the fight, Bozella indicated that he was not sure if he would fight again.
Welterweight Nick Casal stopped previously-unbeaten Michael Anderson in the third round of a scheduled eight round bout. Casal (22-4-1, 16 KO’s) landed the more effective punches of the two in the first two rounds. In the third, Casal dropped Anderson (11-1-1, 9 KO’s) with a right uppercut to the head. Anderson got up, but was dropped again by a barrage of punches to the head. Casal went in for the kill after Anderson got up, although he missed with a lot of punches. Referee Marcos Rosales stepped in at 2:51 to stop the fight, even though it looked as though Anderson was not visibly hurt.
In a crossroads junior middleweight bout, Freddy Hernandez won a tough, workmanlike 10 round unanimous decision over Luis Collazo. Hernandez (30-2, 20 KO’s) was busier in the first two rounds, but Collazo was able to get going in the next two rounds, scoring with combinations to the head and body. Some rounds were very close, but Hernandez took control of the fight again in the later rounds. He dropped Collazo (31-5, 16 KO’s) with a left hook to the stomach in the eighth round and looked the fresher fighter of the two as the bout came to a close. All three judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 96-93 in favor of Hernandez. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside Making his professional debut at 52 years of age, Dewey Bozella won …
By Karl Freitag
In a grudge match, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten Tony Bellew (16-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. In a very good action fight with many ebbs and flows, the bout seemed very close entering the championship rounds. Cleverly had more in rounds eleven and twelve to pull it out by scores of 114-114, 116-113, 117-112. After the fight Cleverly stated that he is looking forward to facing the winner of tonight’s Hopkins-Dawson WBC championship clash or WBA champ Beibut Shumenov.
2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale (11-1, 8 KOs) rebounded from his loss to George Groves in May by dethroning European super middleweight champion Piotr Wilczewski (29-2, 10 KOs) by twelve round majority decision. Wilczewski rocked DeGale with a right hand in round five that had DeGale holding on, but most rounds were close. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.
2008 Olympian middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (10-0, 7 KOs) destroyed Norbert Szekeres (9-8-3, 6 KOs) in the first round.
Unbeaten super middleweight “Rocky from Stocky” Fielding (9-0, 3 KOs) outpointed late sub Tommy Tolan (4-7, 3 KOs) over six ugly rounds. The referee scored it 60-54.
By Karl Freitag In a grudge match, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round …