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Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Unbeaten Japanese star Kazuto Ioka (12-0, 8 KOs), 108, impressively decked the first defense of his second world throne when he dispatched Thai veteran Wisanu Kokietgym (43-9-2, 11 KOs), 108, with a wicked body shot at 2:51 of the ninth round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Ioka, still 24, had acquired the WBC 105-pound belt in his seventh pro bout, and won the WBA 108-pound diadem in his eleventh. Ioka was patient against the more experienced Thailander, steadily piling up points before he exploded a very well-timed right uppercut to the midsection, which sent him flat on the canvas for minutes. (more…)
European featherweight champion Alex Miskirtchian, 22-2-1(8) will have an 8 round non title tonight against modest Hungarian Andras Varga, 8-5-2(1). Belgian Miskirtchian is set to defend his EBU title on June 21 in the same hall against Italian Davide Dieli, 12-3-0(4).
Current WBC Youth Inc heavyweight champion Hervé Hubeaux, 12-1-0(7) and national cruiserweight champion Christophe Dufaux, 12-7-0(5) will fight over 6 round on the undercard of this 6-fight card.
The show is promoted by Euroboxe Promotion headed by Alain Vanackère.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat
WBA minimumweight champ, unbeaten Japanese Ryo Miyazaki (19-0-3, 11 KOs), 105, kept his belt in his initial defense as he dropped Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde (22-3-1, 13 KOs), 104.75, with a vicious left hook to prompt the referee’s intervention at 2:22 of the fifth round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Undefeated IBF #3 jr welterweight Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (25-0, 17 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round TKO over IBF #7 Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (17-4-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. After suffering a bad cut over his right eye in round three from an unintentional headbutt, Jean dropped Pendarvis with a huge right hand in round four and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:01. The bout was an elimination bout for the #1 spot in the IBF’s 140-pound division.
“The cut was bad,” said the 31-year-old Jean, who was born in Haiti but has lived in Canada since he was 10. “I couldn’t see anything. But my corner did a great job with it, and then I caught him with a perfect right hand. I was very surprised the referee let it go so long after the first knockdown but I knew I had to keep fighting and finish the job. (more…)
Jr welterweight Vernon “The Iceman” Paris (28-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Manny “Manos” Perez (19-9-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Perez seemingly outworked Paris, but the hometown favorite prevailed by scores of 97-93, 96-94, 98-92
Featherweight Cornelius “Lighting” Lock (21-6-1, 13 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to win a unanimous decision against “El Negro Mexicano Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-5-3, 10 KOs). Lock controlled the fight but Smith was credited with knockdowns in round four and five, although both should have been ruled as slips. Smith was deducted a point in round ten for spitting out his mouthpiece. Scores were 97-91, 96-92, 95-92.
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Juan Marshall
Fightnews.com has learned that the WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title bout between champion Tony Jeter and Victor Hugo Correa slated for Saturday, May 11 at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD has been called off. However, the rest of the Jeter Promotions card — including another WBC Fecarbox title bout — will still take place. Jeter Promotions learned late Thursday that something was wrong when Correa didn’t arrive to be picked up at a local airport. Subsequently, Correa sent an email saying he was not coming from Mexico City due to an illness. This was after all the necessary documentation — including medical forms — had already been received. After some last-minute tries to find a replacement, the bout had to be called off.
Where some promoters may have cancelled the card outright, Jeter Promotions told Fightnews that it would not be right to the other boxers on the card to cancel, so the card will go on as scheduled with the bout between Phil Jackson Benson and Maxell Taylor for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title as the new main event.
Here is the scale watch:
Phil Jackson Benson 165 vs. Maxell Taylor 167
(WBC Fecarbox Supervisor Bismarck Morales holds the title belt)
Dwayne McRae 231.5 vs. Dennis Benson 252
Nick Kisner 217.5 vs. Willie Chisolm 218.5
Photos: Star Boxing
Vinny Maddalone 229 vs. Richard Carmack 324
Yathomas Riley 173 vs. Lionel Thompson 176
Alan Gotay 134 vs. Bryan Acaba 134
Anthony Karperis 139 vs. Carlos Nieves 141
Dave Meloni 127 vs. Soumana Abdoulaye 126
Marcus Beckford 159 vs. Carlos Lopez 159
Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing
Doors open at 7PM with the first bell at 8PM.
By Jeff Zimmerman ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes
Russian Medzhid Bektemirov (12-0, 9KO) put in a workmanlike performance to win a fairly easy unanimous decision against former middleweight contender Randy Griffin (25-4, 13KO) for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) light heavyweight title at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The card was promoted by the Real Estate Council in Dallas led by Steve Crosson. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
In a Foxtel nationally televised promotion, WBO #8 Alex “Lion Heart” Leapai (28-4-3, 23 KOs) stopped late replacement Joe Lloyd (2-5, 2 KOs) in round one at the Royal International Convention Center Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Thursday when scheduled opponent John Napri (18-0, 12 KOs) of Ghana failed the medical so could not fight. Lloyd who is a cruiserweight was in over his head and referee Steve Marshall called it off at 1.18
WBA #4 middleweight Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (16-1, 10 KOs) stopped Philip Kotey (28-6-2, 21 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten. Referee Phil Austin crowned Fletcher at 2:28. Kotey was given a count in round three when he was in trouble on the ropes. Kotey complained about the stoppage. (more…)
From the Legends Theater inside Route 66 Casino:
Holly Holm 139.2 Mary McGee 137
Matthew Baca 135.6 Armando Gonzales 134.6
Rocky Romero 146.0 Michael Coca Gallegos 147.4 (0.4 over)
Gabe Gabaldon 129.8 Brandon Salazar 129.2
Manny Rocha 175.0 Flory Olguin Jr. 178.6 (1.6 over)
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