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By James Slater
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury was unimpressed with heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko’s dominant points win over Alexander Povetkin in Russia last night. The often outspoken British star took to his Twitter account after he’d watched Wladimir win a massively lopsided unanimous decision over a game but outgunned Povetkin and Fury had nothing good to say about the champ.
“I have just witnessed the sh*****t heavyweight championship of the world fight in history!!! A pair of stiff idiots hugging each other,” wrote Fury. “If Wladimir would ever take Tyson Fury I’d 100000000% KO him! I couldn’t even tell if Wladimir wanted to fight or get a b**w job. Any time any place anywhere I will KO you.!” (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Photos: RIA Novosti, Denis Tyrin
In the biggest heavyweight title fight in years, WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) scored four knockdowns in a dominant, but sloppy, twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia.
Good first round as Povetkin came out aggressively and both fighters landed good punches. Klitschko dropped Povetkin in round two with a short left hook. Povetkin brought the pressure in round three. Lots of clicking and wrestling marred the bout, mostly initiated by Klitschko and allowed by Povetkin. The action had allowed to a crawl by round six, but Klitschko opened up in round seven and dropped Povetkin three times, although two could arguably be throwdowns.
Povetkin was game, but was consistently outlanded by Wlad. Klitschko rocked Povetkin in round eleven, but referee Luis Pabon took a point from Klitschko for pushing down a wobbly Povetkin. Scores were 119-104 on all cards. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Undefeated Alexandria, VA prospect Todd “White Lightning” Wilson returned to the ring after a 15-month absence and won a four-round unanimous decision over Reggie “Two-Gun” Nash of Grand Rapids, MI Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
WBC#11 ranked Japanese, OPBF lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (26-4-1, 7 KOs), 135, barely kept his regional belt as he eked out a close but unanimous decision over mandatory challenger, WBO#4 Filipino titlist Rey Labao (24-5, 16 KOs), 133.75, a hard-punching southpaw, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Judges Fukuchi (Japan) and Olalo (Philippines) tallied 115-113 and 116-112 respectively, while Tsuchiya (Japan) saw it 117-111, all in favor of the busy-punching champ.
“This boy will knock out Kato to take the belt to his country,” said a ringsider when he watched Labao lopsidedly batter the champ from all angles in the first round. Ironically did Labao suffer a hand injury with his opening attack, which eventually kept him from going on his ferocious rallies in later rounds. Labao, a sturdy banger, shifted his target to the champ’s breadbasket because of his hand pain, while Kato, a shaven skulled fighter, connected with light but busier combinations to the face. After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated it was so close as 38-38 twice and 39-37 for Kato. (more…)
Super middleweight Marco “Dorado” Reyes (29-1, 22 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over Rogelio “Porky” Medina (30-4, 24 KOs) in a battle for the WBC Fecombox title on Saturday night before nearly 10,000 at the Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre at the Universidad Autónoma in Chihuahua, Mexico. Scores were 116-111, 116-112 and 114-114.
In other action, super featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Román (43-11, 32 KOs) needed just 42 seconds to demolish Carlos Urías (46-26-1, 35 KOs). (more…)
World rated bantamweight Felipe “Gallo” Orucuta (28-2, 23 KOs) won a five round split technical decision over Javier Gallo (21-8-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Foro Tecate in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. A good fight was cut short when two head clashes in round five left Gallo with two deep cuts that forced the bout to go to the scorecards prematurely. Scores were 49-46 and 49-45 for Orucuta, 48-47 for Gallo. (more…)
By Damien St. Pierre at ringside
“Smoking Hot Fight Night” went on despite some anxious moments caused by tropical storm Karen. Fans filled in the Houma Terrbonne Civic center and got to witness some good fights mixed in with some early knockouts. Prospects filled the 8 bout card put on by a co-promotion from BoxNCar Promotions and In Ya Face Fight Productions.
In a “homecoming” main event bout Louisiana born Morgan “Big Chief” Fitch turned in an impressive performance in front of his very vocal fan base. Fitch dominated Texan Tyrone Selders. After a very aggressive first round by Fitch. An uppercut followed by a nasty right hand hurt Selders in round two; Selders retreated to the corner where Fitch then unleashed a series of right hands that forced referee Kenny Santies to stop the bout at 1:18 of the round. The middleweight prospect moves his unbeaten record to 11-0. To his credit Selders was hurt but did not go down. (more…)
Light middleweight prospect Michael Moore of New Haven, Conn., kept his perfect record intact Saturday with a hard-fought win over game veteran Antonio Fernandes at Mohegan Sun Casino. The unbeaten Moore (13-0), originally from Cleveland, calmly controlled the fight from start to finish, at times staggering the crafty, elusive Fernandes (3-13-2) over the course of 10 rounds. Fernandes’ awkward defensive style frustrated Moore early on, but as Fernandes (Brockton, Mass.) began to tire, Moore got his second win in latter half of the bout and closed out the fight in style, earning a 98-92, 100-90, 98-92 unanimous-decision win in the main event. (more…)
Herve Hubeaux, now 15-1-0(7) had to dig deep to win a very close decision against Hungarian Tamas Bajzath, 8-6-1(4) last night at the Andenne arena, Belgium. Hubeaux won the vacant WBC Youth title. He formely holded the WBC Youth Intercontinental title. The visitor started well to work with success to the body of the local star. Hubeaux was slow to react. From round 2 Hubeaux was more accurate and scored with nice combinations. He did not keep the pressure on his opponent who got back into the fight and was very effective scoring to the body.The Hungarian was seemingly very disappointed at the announcement of the verdict which was scored 96-95 Olena Pobyvailo, 97-94 Hugues Hellebaut and a too wide 98-93 from Michel Maksiuta.
The current WBC Youth Silver superlightweight champion Steve Jamoye, 15-0-0-(2) easily outpointed Gyorgy Miszei Jr, 15-7-0(9), in a non title 8 rounder. The visitor was down at the end of round 5 but survived to go the distance. Steve Jamoye will be back in action on Nov 1st and is expected to defend his Youth title on Dec 14. (more…)
By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster
Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) scored a spectacular third round knockout over current top-five contender Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) in a super welterweight clash on Saturday night before a loud, energetic crowd of 11,912 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. In his first fight with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Cotto came out very aggressively firing hard left hooks to the head and body. Cotto stalked Rodriguez and finally blasted him to the canvas in round three. Referee Frank Santore Jr. immediately waved it off. Time was :18.
“It feels good,” said Cotto, who came in on a two fight losing streak. “Bring it back to the basics. Bring it back to the roots.”
Trainer Freddie Roach added, “Anyone who wants to fight off the ropes with a guy like Miguel, it’s just a matter of time before he gets to him with those body shots. The body shots broke him down and the head shot knocked him out.”
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A seemingly attractive clash of unbeaten lightweights ended up being a one-sided affair as slick boxer Terence Crawford (22-0, 16 KOs) outclassed Andrey Klimov (16-1, 8 KOs) over ten rounds. It was a mostly tactical fight with the WBO #1, IBF #10 Crawford controlling the action behind his jab. IBF #6, WBO #11 Klimov was never able to get untracked. Crawford finally opened up in the last ten seconds and rocked Klimov. Scores were 100-90 on all cards. (more…)
By Robert Coster
In Oclatan, Jalico, Mexico, 22-year-old super bantamweight phenom Jorge Lara (24-0-1,17 KOs) needed only one round to stop in explosive fashion former WBC silver champion Oscar Ibarra ( 27-10, 18 KOs). Using his southpaw stance to perfection, Lara, one of Mexico’s rising stars, mercilessly clobbered Ibarra from the get go with powerful left hooks, sending him to the canvas. Ibarra got up at the count of 8 but continued receiving a barrage of punches that forced the referee to stop the totally unequal combat at 2.10 seconds of the bout. It was the promising Lara’s tenth first round stoppage. The only blot in his record is a 2 round technical draw at the beginning of his career. Lara should be soon crashing into the top rankings of his division.
Wladimir Klitschko: It was a tough job for me. Alexander is a real fighter. I repeatedly hit him hard, but he showed great heart. I would have liked a KO, but I believe it was a deserved win. I think I can improve still.
Alexander Povetkin: Things didn’t quite go as well as I wanted, but I never give up. Of course, he was the better fighter. Wladimir is the best boxer in the world. It was a fair fight. I gave everything. I will try to train more.
From Przemek Garczarczyk
In his first bout after being elevated from interim titlist, WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (26-0-2, 19 KOs) retained his belt with a twelve round draw against Yoandris Salinas (20-0-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. The pedigree of former Cuban national team member Salinas was evident early, but Quigg came on strong late while Salinas faded. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 114-114.
2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua successfully made his pro debut with a first round KO over previously unbeaten Emanuele Leo (8-1, 3 KOs). Time was 2:47. Good performance by Joshua. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Possibly due to some notable wise guys picking Alexander Povetkin to upset WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, the odds on a Klitschko victory have dropped from -600 to -400 over the last few days, while Alexander Povetkin, who was +400 is now +300. The bout takes place tonight in Moscow and can be seen live at 3:30PM ET/12:30PM PT on HBO.
Meanwhile, fan favorite and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto is holding steady at -600 to defeat Delvin Rodriguez (+400). It will be Cotto’s first fight since he began working with Hall of Famer Freddie Roach. The bout takes place tonight at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The HBO telecast begins at 9:45PM ET/PT.
Also today, recently elevated from WBA interim to WBA regular super bantamweight champion, undefeated Scott Quigg is a -400 pick to successfully defend the belt against unbeaten former Cuban national team member Yoandris Salinas at London’s O2 Arena. Salinas is +300. ESPN3 will stream live at 3:30PM ET/12:30PM PT.
By Mary Ann Owen
WBC female lightweight champion Erica Farias (18-0, 9 KOs) successfully retained her WBC crown by unanimous decision, defeating Mary McGee (20-3, 11 KOs) of the USA in the Sports Club America, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Judges scores: 98-91, 98-90 and 100-90 for all Farias.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) and undefeated challenger Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs) test their gloves before Saturday night’s clash at the Olimpiyskiy Sportscomplex in Moscow. HBO will broadcast the most important heavyweight fight in years live in the USA starting 3:30PM ET and re-broadcast Saturday night 9:45PM.
Mick Hennessy has announced that he will be promoting a card featuring WBC Silver super middleweight champion James DeGale at Glow, Bluewater on November 16 with an opponent to be announced shortly. Beijing Olympic Gold medallist DeGale stated, “I can’t wait to get in there and put on the kind of display where people take note and see that I’m ready and willing to fight the best. I’ll put on a great performance for the fans….I just can’t wait to get in there and give a huge, devastating performance that takes the atmosphere to another level.” (more…)
Photos: All Star Boxing
In a clash between unbeaten super flyweights Mathew “Mighty” Villanueva (11-0-1, 9 KOs) scored a eighth round TKO over previously undefeated Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Impressive performance for Villanueva, who was in command the whole way. The bout was halted between rounds eight and nine. Villanueva retained his WBO Latin super flyweight belt.
By Damien St. Pierre at the scale
Morgan Fitch 167 vs Tyrone Selders 168
Mason Menard 136 vs Joseph Brady*
Wesley Barbier 284 Danny Batchelder 236
Martin Verdin 184 vs Rayford Johnson 186
Cleo Rice 182 vs Justin Verdin 183
Payton Guidry126 vs Devin Parker 131
Devon. Adams 153 vs TBA
Ronald Rivas 130 vs Arley Hinojosa*
Terrance Dumas 255 vs Shelton Richardson*
Sergio Sarabia 165** vs Phillip Lars 161
O’Shanique Foster 129 vs Jermaine Holmes*
Jonathan Williams 222 vs Thanansis Michaloudis 240
*Fighter will weigh later
** Came in 4lbs over contract limit, has 1 hour to get to weight limit
Promoters – BoxNCar Promotions and In Ya Face Fight Productions
Venue – Houma Terrbonne Civic Center
Ticket Info – All Ticketmaster locations
By Derrick “Superman” Findley, #1 Gatekeeper
Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images
This is Derrick Findley and I just wanted to set the record straight in regards to my failed drug test on 9/13/13. I fought on 8/24/13 against Gilberto Rodriguez and my tooth got cracked during the fight. I came home and went to the emergency room for my tooth because I was in so much pain on 9/3/13. The doctor prescribed me Tylenol 3 w/Codeine for my pain and an antibiotic. I don’t usually take medication and had no idea what codeine was all I know is it was prescribed for my tooth pain.
I was notified on 9/27/13 that I failed the drug test due to Codeine being in my system and was informed that I would need a doctors note or be subject to suspension and a fine. I immediately asked the ER for a doctors note and they said it is against hospital policy and that I would have to get the note from my family practice or a dentist so I made an appointment with my dentist 9/30/13 showed him my prescription he examined me and prescribed more antibiotics because there is still an infection in my cracked tooth and also prescribed the same Tylenol 3 w/Codeine. (more…)
When Don King traveled to Russia in May of this year for his “Fight for Peace, To Russia with Love” Lebedev vs. Jones in Moscow, he was welcomed with open arms and genuine affection by the Russian people. Andrey Ryabinsky a co-promoter in the fight, and Don King met for the first time and they became genuine friends. Don loves Russia and the Russian people. Don King congratulates Andrey Ryabinsky on the formation of his new promotional company World Boxing. (more…)
Sasha Yengoyan stopped Frank Haroche Horta in the 4th of a scheduled 8 rounder. It was probably very close on the scorecards after 3 rounds until Yengoyan unleashed a vicious right which caught the visitor. Horta went down and when he rose at 8th he was still very wobbly and it was rightly waved off at that point.
Bilal Laggoune had a much harder than expected time to retain his Belgian cruiserweight title against limited Fabrice Clement. Laggoune won on scores of twice 99-92 and a too close 96-94 but had to dig deep in every round to win.
Ismael Abdoul used his experience to easily outbox Stjepan Vudelija to win a unanimous decision.
Delfine Persoon won every round and battered Irma Balijagic Adler who never gave up. Both women cut from different accidental headbutts.
Elfi Philipps was more then lucky to earn a split decision against Rachida Hilali. The visitor seemed to outbox for most of the time the local girl but strangely lost it on the judges scorecards.
Belgian champion Sheldon Moore won on points against comebacking Jairo Alvarez. Alvarez was 5 years out of the ring.
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Felipe Orucuta 118 vs Javier Gallo 118
Oscar Gonzalez dio 131 vs Hector Velázquez dio 131
Sergio Frias 115 vs Mario Lara dio 116
Jose Uzcategui dio 169 vs Jesus Angel Nerio 170
Venue: Foro Tecate, Tijuana
TV: TV Azteca
A crowd of 1,382 fans at Thursday’s “Fight Club OC” in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA were treated to an action-packed night by promoter Roy Englebrecht. In the main event, junior middleweights John Hays (4-0-2) and Moises Alvizo (3-6-1, 2 KOs) fought to an entertaining six round draw, with the fans showing their appreciation by tossing money into ring! (more…)
By Damien St. Pierre at ringside
Photos: Frank Giovingo
Rain, rain stayed away… for the most part. A little drizzle couldn’t put a damper on the Marcus McDaniel parade. McDaniel shined though the rain Thursday night at the Gretna Heritage Festival as he captured the IBA Americas championship with a smooth and well boxed 8 round decision over Quinton Willis.
The McDaniel / Willis bout was moved up on the bout sheet due to rain in the weather forecast. That didn’t seem to have any effect on the New Orleans middleweight as he entered the ring following a brass band. Once he entered the ring the party continued as he peppered the Florida native Willis with a lightning quick jab; the jab would set the tone for the rest of the night. Round three would be the best round for Willis as he seemed to up the tempo, but those rounds would be few and far between, in fact it would be the only round given to Willis on this writer’s scorecard. Round three also saw a cut due to an accidental clash of heads open up on the right eye of Willis, which would add to an already gloomy night for the Florida fighter. (more…)
Antonio Escalante will promote “Border Wars” tomorrow at the Socorro Entertainment Center in Socorro, Texas, outside of El Paso. The show was originally scheduled for September 14 and was pushed back. Today Abraham Han and the rest of the boxers stepped on the scales.
Abraham Han 159.5 vs. Bernardo Guereca 161.5
Siju Shabazz 170 vs. Jose Ramirez 167
Jennifer Han 127 vs. Leslie Morales 130
Oscar Valenzuela 142 vs. Carlos Villa 142.25
Tim Meek 167 vs. Brian Nevarez 173
David Muñoz 127 vs. Arturo Ortega 129
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Marco “Dorado” Reyes 159 vs. Rogelio “Porky” Medina
(WBC Fecombox Super Middleweight title)
Miguel “Mickey” Roman 136 vs. Carlos Urias 136
Mario Lozano 147.40 vs. Humberto Flores 147.40
Ricardo Proano 119.70 vs. Edgar Monarrez 121.70
Venue: Gimnasio Bernardo Aguirre
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Popular former world champion Canelo Alvarez has confirmed his loyalty and commitment to Golden Boy Promotions. “I am very happy with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Canelo today. “I’m scheduled to travel next week to Los Angeles to meet with Richard Schaefer and Eric Gomez for a meeting that we hold after each fight. I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy. Any event or matter that points to the contrary is false.”
Greg Sirb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission and former President of the Association of Boxing Commissions has sent a letter to USA Boxing President Charles F. Butler, asking why it’s OK for amateur boxers can sign professional contracts with APB or WSB and still be eligible for the Olympics, but if these same amateur Boxers sign with Golden Boy, Iron Mike, Top Rank and or Main Events they would automatically lose their Olympic eligibility. See the letter.
Photos: Scott Foster
Miguel Cotto 153.2 vs. Delvin Rodriguez 154
Terence Crawford 134.6 vs. Andrey Klimov 134.6
Jayson Velez 126.4 vs. Dat Nguyen 125.6
Jorge Melendez 153,8 vs. Jamaal Davis 154.6
Felix Verdejo 133.4 vs. Gary Eyer 132.6
Clarence Booth 145.8 vs. Patrick Boozer 146.8
Moises Carasquillo 161.4 vs. Steven Chadwick 160.4
Ricky Tomlinson 124.8 vs. Lamar Charlton 124.8
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Top Rank
Dear Dr. Butler:
I am responding to your open letter regarding an erroneous claim that my boxing promotion’s position of signing young fighters is hindering the growth of USA Boxing’s future Olympic team. I am writing you directly to give you the respect you didn’t afford me when you addressed me in a public forum. I am most disappointed that you and USA Boxing could not afford me the courtesy and respect, not only as a former heavyweight champion, but a former amateur champion to contact me first instead of taking advantage of my name and company for publicity. Your organization never attempted to contact me directly to discuss this matter. Had you done so, perhaps you would have a better understanding of my love for amateur boxing and my commitment to protect fighters by giving them the best possible opportunities this business can offer. No one knows better than I the pitfalls of amateur and professional boxing. This is precisely why I am compelled to make Iron Mike Productions a transparent company. Our priority is the well being of our fighters and to produce the most exciting fights we can and in the process uplift the sport of boxing. (more…)
WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and challenger Yoandris Salinas both weighed in at 121.5 lbs. for their world championship fight on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. The fight was originally scheduled as the co-feature to last weekend’s postponed Haye-Fury card, but Matchroom Boxing managed to quickly reschedule the fight.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko weighed in at 241.6 for his title defense against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin weighed 225.7. The bout will be the biggest heavyweight title fight in years.
Promoter: Andrey Ryabinsky
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