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GGG = Golovkin Gores Geale: Full Report/Gallery

Ringside Report by: Matt Richardson Photos by: Emily Harney

Miguel Cotto better watch out! In yet another dominant and impressive performance on Saturday night, WBA/IBO middleweight titleholder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin staked his claim as the top middleweight in the sport with a blowout, third round stoppage victory against former belt-holder Daniel Geale. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) won the opening round, knocked down Geale on a glancing shot in the second and crushed him with a hard right in the third, prompting referee Mike Ortega to call an ending to the bout at the 2:47 mark. The fight was the main event of a card televised by HBO and hosted at Madison Square Garden.

“I want a unification fight with Miguel (the WBC middleweight champion) and (IBF middleweight titleholder Sam) Soliman to prove I’m the best,” Golovkin stated at the post-fight press conference. “Give me a big fight or big name and I’ll show you my technique.” More



July 28th, 2014



UFC

Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Originally scheduled to take place on August 2, the biggest rematch in UFC featherweight history now moves to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes meet at UFC 179 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman targets GGG

soliman-kalin300By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman talked to Fightnews.com to say he was impressed with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s three round stoppage of Daniel “Real Deal” Geale on Saturday, but also mentions the WBA champion can still be defeated.

“Golovkin was at his very best on Saturday in Madison Square Garden when he stopped Daniel Geale in three rounds,” said Soliman. “I don’t think Daniel was mentally prepared for the fight. He did not box at the top level or show his normal confidence as he did when he defeated Felix Sturm in Germany. I’m sure Daniel will come back better than before. I’m still confident I can defeat GGG. Boxing is all about styles and I know my style would give him problems. Golovkin’s management would know I have the style to cause a major upset and take ‘GGG’ to school. I have a fight date later this year in the USA but will be free in March or April next year if Gennady wants to get it on. I’m hoping Gennady’s management will take up the challenge.”



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Elton Dharry headlines Friday in NYC

On Friday night, Elton Dharry Promotions will presents its inaugural boxing event at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. In the main event, the show’s promoter, Elton Dharry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) will look for his 13th consecutive victory when he takes on Antwan Robertson (9-1-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout. In six rounders super bantamweight Ryan Ramayya (1-0-2, 1 KO) will battle Josh Crespo (1-1-2, 1 KO) and jr welter Mikkel Lespierre (5-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on Pedro Andres (1-3, 1 KO). Five four-round bouts are also scheduled. Tickets are $100 for ringside and $50 for general admission.



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather rift gets wider. More

Unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders calls out Chris Eubank Jr. More

The Penalosa boys keep their unbeaten streak alive. More

Danny Green enters the fitness business. More



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

After 12 year layoff, Boston bus driver Steve Vukosa shocks U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada

In his first fight in over twelve years, heavyweight Steve Vukosa (9-0, 4 KOs) scored a huge upset in defeating 2004 US Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (20-5, 6 KOs) by eight round majority decision on Saturday night at the Royale nightclub in Boston. The 37-year-old Vukosa, a Boston bus driver, won by scores of 76-76, 79-74, 78-76 against Estrada, whose company Big Six Entertainment promoted the event.



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Loeffler: Nobody can beat Gennady in the middleweight division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

K2’s Tom Loeffler, promoter of WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin, holds court with reporters at ringside following Golovkin’s spectacular KO win over Daniel Geale on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.



July 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Post-fight

UFC President Dana White was joined at the UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown post fight press conference by Robbie Lawler, Anthony Johnson, Dennis Bermudez, Patrick Cummins, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Geale: I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin

Former two-time middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 13 KOs) gave it his all in a losing effort against fearsome WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night inside New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden Arena. “I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin,” said Geale. “He’s one of the best fighters in boxing and certainly the biggest puncher in the sport. I did my best to come out strong but he was the better man tonight. Want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Garrie Francisco for everything they’ve done for me and my family. I’m going to take a few weeks off and evaluate my future.”

Promoter Gary Shaw added, “I have nothing but great respect for Daniel Geale who did his best tonight. He fought hard against a great fighter who I believe is a pound for pound champion in Golovkin.”



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant Jennings on the point deduction

By Przemek Garczarczyk



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Guerrero stops Shigee

Report/photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Former IBF super flyweight world champion Rodrigo “Gatito” Guerrero (21-5-1, 13 KOs) scored a TKO over previously unbeaten Takahiro Shigee (11-0-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos La Roca in Epazoyucan, México. The bout was stopped between rounds eight and nine.

With the win, Guerrero claimed vacant WBC International silver bantamweight title.

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July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

GIANT Japan Update

Arakawa, Kato victorious; Wake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Tanaka finishes Omayao in one; Kawabata, Maruki fail to win WBC Youth belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (28-5-1, 9 KOs), 135, impressively kept his national belt as he badly dropped ex-WBC youth champ Tsukasa Saito (19-3, 14 KOs), 135, in the fourth and accelerated his persistent attack to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:13 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday (July 23) in Tokyo, Japan. Kato, a shaven skulled boxer-puncher, accurately penetrated Saito’s loose guard with a solid left-right combination to hurt him so effectively that the loser absorbed much punishment as the contest progressed. Kato made his seventh successful defense to his credit. (more…)



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin: What I do is not boxing. It’s fighting!

By Przemek Garczarczyk



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) Saturday night before 8,572 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Geale in round two with a barrage of punches. The end came in round three when Golovkin dropped Geale again with a huge right hand. Time was 2:47. Making the win all the more impressive is Geale had connected with a hard punch just a fraction of a second before Golovkin’s punch landed and Golovkin’s blow still carried KO power. photos



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made quick work of Henry Auraad (16-9-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Benavides dropped Auraad twice in the first round before the bout was halted after 1:50. Benavides won the NABF Youth title.

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over veteran Juan Ruiz (23-15, 7 KOs) in a featherweight contest. Valdez pressed the action against Ruiz, doing significant damage to the body en route to a 80-71 shutout on all cards. The survival-minded Ruiz, who was deducted a point in the eighth round, has never been stopped. He dropped his ninth straight fight.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (16-0, 12 KOs) was impressive in winning a six round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga (15-16, 15 KOs). McCumby dropped Gbenga in round five on the way to a 60-53, 60-53, 60-53 sweep on the scorecards. photos



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former three-division world champion Fernando “KOchulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus “Chito” Rios (30-5-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. It was a liver shot that put Rios down for the count. Montiel is looking to win a fourth world title in the featherweight division.

In the co-feature, former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (18-9-4, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Junior Granados (13-2-1, 8 KOs) in a jr flyweight bout. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 97-95. photos



July 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Main: Lawler Tops Brown, Secures Rematch With Hendricks

Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler is coming for you…again. After a gritty five-round battle with Matt Brown at the SAP Center Saturday, the veteran Lawler secured a second UFC welterweight title fight against the reigning titleholder by pounding out a close unanimous decision win . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Karpency cruises, Bergman upset

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (23-4) captured the NABA-US light heavyweight title over Dahfir Smith (27-24) by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision. Karpency controlled the pace from the outset both landing at will and often with a sharp jab and combinations. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 98-92. No knockdowns were recorded.

In a matchup of hard hitting heavies, undefeated Ahkror “Aha” Muralimov (16-0) upset local bigman Jason Bergman (23-11) to win the NABA-US heavyweight title. Bergman cruised in the first stanza, but Muralimov caught Bergman early in the 2nd with a looping left hook knocking Bergman to the canvas. After beating the count, a clearly hurt Bergman was floored again with a right hand and left hook combination which forced referee Rick Steigerwalt to halt the action at 2:38 of the second round. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Jennings edges Perez on “docked” point

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a fight between unbeaten heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KO’s) won a razor thin split decision against Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KOs). Scores read 115-112 and 114-113 for Jennings against a 114-113 tally for Perez. It was a close, tactical fight with Perez doing well early and Jennings doing well late. A final round point deduction from Perez for holding and hitting by referee Harvey Dock was the deciding factor in the fight. Without which the fight would’ve been scored a draw. photos



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Afolabi, Harrison, Rodriguez win on MSG undercard

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Cruiserweight Ola Afolabi beat up Anthony Caputo Smith in three rounds. Afolabi (21-3-4, 9 KO’s) hurt Caputo in the second and knocked him down twice in the third. After the second knockdown, referee Steve Smoger took a close look at Caputo Smith in the corner and, on the advice of the ringside physician, elected to call a halt to the carnage. Impressive and exciting win for Afolabi, the former cruiserweight title challenger. Caputo Smith, who was cut over the left eye, is now 15-4 with 10 knockout victories.

Welterweight Dusty Harrison (23-0, 12 KO’s) won a unanimous decision in a dull fight against journeyman Wilfredo Acuna (14-15, 11 KO’s). All three judges submitted identical scores of 80-72. Acuna was hurt in the fourth and fifth rounds but Harrison couldn’t capitalize enough to score a knockout or even a knockdown. Dull fight and an uninspiring performance from the DC-based Harrison.

The first bout of the night on the Golovkin-Geale under card only lasted 43 seconds. That’s due to a left hook to the body of Yankton Southern delivered from unbeaten junior welterweight Julian Rodriguez. The shot was so effective that it left Southern on the canvas for a rare, full 10-count. With the victory, Rodriguez moves his overall ledger to 5-0 with three wins via stoppage. Southern is just 4-6, 4 KOs.



July 26th, 2014




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