Valera back to ring action March 17

By Robert Coster

Returning to ring action on March 17th is former WBA Interim light heavyweight Champion Felix Varela (15-2, 13 KOs) who will be crossing gloves with Colombian KO artist Beibis Berrocal (17-4, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title in front of his hometown Dominican fans in Santo Domingo.

Promoter Belgica Pena says that the fight promises to be a real shootout.

“Both boxers have very high KO ratio. I’ll be very surprised if the fight goes the limit. We know that Berrocal is a straight-ahead puncher who takes no prisoners.” Continue reading “Valera back to ring action March 17”

By Robert Coster Returning to ring action on March 17th is former WBA Interim light heavyweight Champion Felix Varela (15-2, 13 KOs) who will be crossing gloves with Colombian KO…
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Smith gets new WBSS foe: Nieky Holzken

It’s official. Undefeated Dutch super middleweight Nieky Holzken (13-0, 10 KOs) replaces Juergen Braehmer as Callum Smith’s Ali Trophy opponent after the German veteran was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s semi-final showdown in Nuremberg. Braehmer has been suffering from the flu and yesterday revealed he would be unable to compete against Smith at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung. Holzken was already on standby as a reserve, will now have the opportunity to earn a place opposite WBA & IBO World Champion George Groves in the final.

The 34-year-old Holzken is primarily known as a kickboxer, but in recent years he has split his time between boxing and kickboxing. The biggest name on his boxing resume is Viktor Polyakov (13-3-1, 6 KOs), a 2004 Olympian. That fight was two weeks ago. The big-punching Smith, rated WBC #1 and WBO #2 in the world, will be a huge step up in class.

“It is unfortunate for Braehmer particularly after such as strong showing in his quarter-final fight with Rob Brant,” said promoter Kalle Sauerland. “Fortunately, we are prepared for such eventualities and the tournament will move forward with our reserve fighter Nieky Holzken facing Callum Smith in our fourth semi-final.” Continue reading “Smith gets new WBSS foe: Nieky Holzken”

It’s official. Undefeated Dutch super middleweight Nieky Holzken (13-0, 10 KOs) replaces Juergen Braehmer as Callum Smith’s Ali Trophy opponent after the German veteran was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s…
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Jürgen Brähmer pulls out of WBSS

Update: “I have been battling a feverish infection since Sunday,” said the 39-year-old Braehmer in a statement. “Unfortunately, a fight in this state is out of the question. It is not possible for me to go into the ring like this and I would like to apologize to my fans. I was well prepared and looking forward to fighting Callum.”

By Ebby Thust/boxen1.com

Two-time world champion Jürgen Brähmer has pulled out of Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series semi-final against Callum Smith in Nuremberg, Germany. Brähmer has been in bed for days with a severe cold. Since last weekend doctors have tried everything, including infusions, but now there’s no chance Brähmer will get into the ring against Smith on Saturday.

The fight can’t be postponed due to the tight schedule and WBSS rules, thus Brähmer is eliminated from the race for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Continue reading “Jürgen Brähmer pulls out of WBSS”

Update: “I have been battling a feverish infection since Sunday,” said the 39-year-old Braehmer in a statement. “Unfortunately, a fight in this state is out of the question. It is…
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Groves injury update: I’m a fast healer

The WBA super-middleweight champion was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital moments after his unanimous points win over Chris Eubank Jr. The 29-year-old was practically fighting with just one arm for the last couple of minutes of the Ali Trophy semi-final at the Manchester Arena.

After attempting to throw a left jab, it became clear that his shoulder had popped out of place.

“The left shoulder just popped out in the 12th round,” said Groves. “The medical advice was to go straight to the A&E and have a look. They gave me a few X-rays and put it back in. I will get a few more scans and see a specialist and I we will look to see what the recovery time is. I have no pain now, I’m sure that is a good sign.” Continue reading “Groves injury update: I’m a fast healer”

The WBA super-middleweight champion was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital moments after his unanimous points win over Chris Eubank Jr. The 29-year-old was practically fighting with just one arm…
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O’Quinn returns Friday in Warren, Michigan

2018 is shaping up to be an important year in the budding boxing career of undefeated Detroit-based bantamweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn. “I’m looking to make my TV debut this year,” said O’Quinn, finishing up training for Friday’s fight. “From there, the sky is the limit. When I get on TV, I’m going to looks so good I’ll become an attraction that people want to see again and again.”

This Friday, February 23, on a show called “WAR IN WARREN,” at DeCarlo’s Banquet and Convention Center in Warren, Michigan, O’Quinn (7-0-1, 5 KOs) will kick off the year by facing Kenyan veteran Nick “Kanyankole” Otieno (31-12, 13 KOs) in a six-round showcase. Continue reading “O’Quinn returns Friday in Warren, Michigan”

2018 is shaping up to be an important year in the budding boxing career of undefeated Detroit-based bantamweight Ja’Rico “The Great Lakes King” O’Quinn. “I’m looking to make my TV…
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Fighters announced for WBC welterweight tourney

Eight World Class Fighters in the welterweight division have been chosen for the inaugural ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational’ presented by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing in association with the World Boxing Council. The first round of the single elimination tournament will take place on Friday, April 27 at a location to be announced.

Fighters selected for the tournament include former world title challenger Felix Diaz,(19-2-0, 9 KOs) of Santo Domingo, D.R., Johannesburg, South African native Chris van Heerden, (25-2-1, 12 KOs), world ranked contender Fredrick Lawson, (26-1-0, 21 KOs), from Accra, Ghana and undefeated Russian prospect Radzhab Butaev, (8-0-0, 6 KOs). Also included are Brad Solomon, (27-1-0, 9 KOs), of Douglasville, Georgia, Timo Schwarzkopf, (18-1-0, 10 KOs), of Stuttgart, Germany, Derrieck Cuevas, (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Catano, Puerto Rico, and Baishanbo Nasiyiwula, (13-1-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China. Continue reading “Fighters announced for WBC welterweight tourney”

Eight World Class Fighters in the welterweight division have been chosen for the inaugural ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational’ presented by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing in association with the…
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Bungu, Berman deserve to be in the IBHOF

By Ron Jackson

There are only two South Africans, referee and judge Stanley Christodoulou, and former WBA and IBF junior lightweight champion Brian Mitchell in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. However, there is no doubt that the former IBF junior featherweight champion Vuyani Bungu should be there, as well. He defended his belt 13 times, which is more than any other South African, including the aforenamed ring great Mitchell.

Talking about another South African who should be in the Hall of Fame, it should be Rodney Berman, who promoted his first show on August 29, 1977, when Charlie Weir knocked out Bushy Bester at Wembley Ice Rink in Johannesburg. Rodney has received numerous awards for his contribution to boxing and promoted more than 2,000 fights. Being inducted into the IBHOF is long overdue. Continue reading “Bungu, Berman deserve to be in the IBHOF”

By Ron Jackson There are only two South Africans, referee and judge Stanley Christodoulou, and former WBA and IBF junior lightweight champion Brian Mitchell in the International Boxing Hall of…
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Callum Smith: I will be too good for Braehmer

Super middleweight Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) is an 8:1 favorite to beat former two-time light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) in their World Boxing Super Series semi-final clash at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg, Germany. “I have had a good training camp,” said Smith. “I have improved over the sparring sessions, now it’s all about the getting the tactics right and perform on the night and I should come out on top.”

Both 27-year-old Smith and 39-year-old Braehmer appeared as serious contenders to win the Muhammad Trophy with their quarter-final performances last year. Continue reading “Callum Smith: I will be too good for Braehmer”

Super middleweight Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) is an 8:1 favorite to beat former two-time light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) in their World Boxing Super Series…
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WBC title bouts added to Murata event

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A couple of WBC title bouts are added beneath the WBA middleweight title bout of defending champ Ryota Murata against Italian challenger Emanuele Blandamura in Yokohama, Japan, on April 15.

It has been announced by Teiken Promotions that WBC flyweight titlist Daigo Higa (15-0, 15 KOs), fresh from his quick first-round demolition of Moises Fuentes just two weeks ago, will put his belt on the line against Nicaraguan, #2 Cristopher Rosales (26-3, 17 KOs), and WBC light-fly ruler Ken Shiro (12-0, 6 KOs) will risk his belt against former champ #1 Ganigan Lopez (28-7, 17 KOs) of Mexico. Continue reading “WBC title bouts added to Murata event”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC title bouts are added beneath the WBA middleweight title bout of defending champ Ryota Murata against Italian challenger Emanuele…
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Colonel: Parker and Horn could cause upsets

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan has called the action some of the biggest upsets in boxing history. So he knows huge favorite WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can be upset on March 31 in Cardiff Wales when he clashes with WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. The same holds true for WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, who could do the same against hot favorite Terence Crawford in Las Vegas on April 14.

“Both Joseph Parker and Jeff Horn will be huge underdogs in their upcoming world championship fights,” the Colonel told Fightnews.com®. “There isn’t a person this side of New Zealand and Australia that thinks either man has a chance. However I’ve broadcast some of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing. Ali over George Foreman in Africa and Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson in Tokyo, so it CAN happen. If either Jeff Horn or Joseph Parker has the fight of his life and pulls off the upset it will be monumental. Continue reading “Colonel: Parker and Horn could cause upsets”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame Broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan has called the action some of the biggest upsets in boxing history. So he knows huge…
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Lewis: Akkawy can defeat De Carolis

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis is confident Australian super middleweight Bilal Akkawy (16-0-1, 14 KOs) has the skills and power to defeat Italy’s former WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (25-8-1, 13 KOs) when they clash on Saturday at the Club Punchbowl in Sydney.

Photo: Team Akkawy

“What I have seen in Bilal’s preparation this time in sparring sessions with Anthony Mundine, Kerry Foley and Jake Carr is that he has been impressive and against Giovanni De Carolis, who is a former world champion, I’m confident he will go up another level and be victorious,” Johnny Lewis told Fightnews.com®. Continue reading “Lewis: Akkawy can defeat De Carolis”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis is confident Australian super middleweight Bilal Akkawy (16-0-1, 14 KOs) has the skills and power to defeat…
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Silva headlines in March 3 Clearwater, Fla

Lightweight William “Baby Face” Silva (24-1, 14 KOs) returns to the ring March 3 to face Rogelio “El Loco” Casarez (13-6, 5 KOs) at Banquet Master in Clearwater, Florida. Silva is best known for his 2016 loss against highly-touted Felix Verdejo on HBO in 2016. Silva-Casarez showdown is slated for ten rounds and is for the NBA world and IBO Continental 135 pound titles.

In the co-feature, popular local cruiserweight Nicholas “The Showstopper” Iannuzzi (18-4, 10 KOs) returns to the squared circle for the first time in nearly four years to face Lemarcus Tucker (5-3-1, 3 KOs).

Also, middleweight prospect Antonio Tarver Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) takes on Carlos Dixon (1-12-1, 1 KO) in a four round contest. Tarver Jr. is the son of former unified champion Antonio Tarver. Continue reading “Silva headlines in March 3 Clearwater, Fla”

Lightweight William “Baby Face” Silva (24-1, 14 KOs) returns to the ring March 3 to face Rogelio “El Loco” Casarez (13-6, 5 KOs) at Banquet Master in Clearwater, Florida. Silva…
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Solis Dominates, Stops Saguilan

Jr welterweight Luis Solis (24-8-4, 20 KOs) had few problems with Nery “Pantera” Saguilan (38-9-1, 13 KOs) on Sunday, impressively controlling his fellow countryman for most of the fight before scoring a twelfth round technical knockout to win the vacant WBF title at the Palenque de Gallos in Comitan, Mexico.
Only in the fifth round did Saguilan have some considerable success, when he landed a barrage of hard punches at the end of the stanza that appeared to rock his foe. But Solis recovered well and boxed his way out of trouble. Other than that, most of the rounds were identical with Solis on top. In the final round, Saguilan dropped his hands and when Solis consequently responded by landing two massive shots, referee Jesus Salcedo had seen enough and waved proceedings off. Time of stoppage was 1:50. The fight was the main event of a show promoted by Jose Duran and his Promociones Milenium.

Jr welterweight Luis Solis (24-8-4, 20 KOs) had few problems with Nery “Pantera” Saguilan (38-9-1, 13 KOs) on Sunday, impressively controlling his fellow countryman for most of the fight before…
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Big Baby vs. Duhaupus confirmed

It was confirmed Sunday that undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KOs) will be facing former world title challenger Johann “The Reptile” Duhaupus (37-4-0, 24 KOs), of Abbeville, France, over 12-rounds in a WBA world heavyweight title eliminator on April 28 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

“Nothing makes me more gratified and blessed to do what I love best and that’s to get back in the ring and continue to solidify my place as the next heavyweight champion of the world,” proclaimed Miller. “This fight on April 28th is just the next step to being recognized as the best in the world and a training ground for Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Thank you HBO, Eddie Hearn & Dmitry Salita for this amazing opportunity. Big Baby Miller and Big Baby Promotions is here!”

Said Duhaupus, “A top heavyweight does not have to be heavy or light, fat or slim – a Heavyweight just needs to be strong. I will show on April 28 that I am strong enough to beat Jarrell Miller.”

It was confirmed Sunday that undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KOs) will be facing former world title challenger Johann “The Reptile” Duhaupus (37-4-0, 24 KOs),…
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Maryland Promoter Scott Wagner Passes

By Gary “Digital” Williams

It has been a very sad weekend in the Beltway Boxing Community because we learned that one of the premier promoters in the area — Scott Wagner — passed away late Friday, February 16th at the age of 49. No official word has been given on the cause of death.

Mr. Wagner was the driving force behind one of the most successful promotions not only in the Beltway, but around the country — Ballroom Boxing. The promotion was located in the catering hall the family owned — Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD — and it became the home for some of the best club show bouts in one of the best atmospheres in the area from 1995-2010. Continue reading “Maryland Promoter Scott Wagner Passes”

By Gary “Digital” Williams It has been a very sad weekend in the Beltway Boxing Community because we learned that one of the premier promoters in the area — Scott…
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WBC champ Benavidez dominates Gavril in rematch

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Ronald Gavril (18-3, 14 KOs) in their rematch on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Benavidez boxed behind the jab as Gavril pressed. A right uppercut followed by a left hook staggered Gavril in round four and Benavidez stayed on top of him. Benavidez continued his dominance of Gavril picking him apart with body shots and following upstairs busting his nose. In the championship rounds, Gavril rallied some, but it was too little, too late as Benavidez kept his distance and fought conservatively in route a clearcut decision. Scores were 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109. Continue reading “WBC champ Benavidez dominates Gavril in rematch”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Ronald Gavril (18-3, 14 KOs) in their…
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WBSS: Groves-Eubank Aftermath

WBA super middleweight champion George Groves was taken to the hospital to get an examination of a suspected dislocated shoulder which he fought with over the last rounds of his successful title defense against Chris Eubank Jr. on Saturday night. “My shoulder feels pretty sore but I wasn’t going to let anything beat me tonight.” Groves will next face the winner of the other WBSS semi-final between Callum Smith and Jurgen Brahmer next Saturday in Germany.

Photo: World Boxing Super Series

“The better man won on the night,” said Groves. “Credit to Junior for getting through 12 rounds, I didn’t think he would. Chris didn’t lie when he said he was going to grit it out. That was a terrific fight for the fans.”

Eubank stated, “I couldn’t see out of my right eye for most of the fight but a cut’s a cut and you have to deal with it. George has got the heart of a true champion and did what he had to do. I thought I did enough in the later rounds to win it. But hopefully, we’ll get the rematch on.”

WBA super middleweight champion George Groves was taken to the hospital to get an examination of a suspected dislocated shoulder which he fought with over the last rounds of his…
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Garcia TKOs Rios in ninth

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) scored a ninth round knockout over former world champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios (34-4-1, 24 KOs) in a WBC welterweight eliminator Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Feeling each other out in the early rounds Garcia boxed as Rios stalked. Garcia began to let his hands loose in round three as Rios continued to press. Closing the fifth round Rios and Garcia had a good exchange as both had some words after the bell. Rios roughed up Garcia on the inside as he backed him to the ropes continuously.

Garcia was sticking and moving past the halfway point landing flush as Rios continued to stalk. In round eight Garcia had a good round jabbing and countering but in the ninth round Garcia landed fully extended flush right hand as Rios hit the canvas and got up staggered referee Kenny Bayless waved off the bout at 2:25. Continue reading “Garcia TKOs Rios in ninth”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Former world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) scored a ninth round knockout over former world champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios…
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Garcia-Rios Post-Fight Presser Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla

Fresh off his knockout victory, Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) talked about his win over former world champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios (34-4-1, 24 KOs) at the post fight press conference Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

“It was a tough fight. I knew Brandon would come to fight. It was a good fight till it ended. Me and my dad had our plan. I knew he was going to stand in front of me. He worked good on the inside we stayed composed and followed the game plan.” Continue reading “Garcia-Rios Post-Fight Presser Quotes”

By Miguel Maravilla Fresh off his knockout victory, Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) talked about his win over former world champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam” Rios (34-4-1, 24 KOs) at…
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Muciño dethrones Alarcon for WBO title

Photos: Zanfer


Female star Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (26-3-2, 10 KOs) dethroned WBO flyweight champion Monserrat Raya Alarcon (11-4-2, 1 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Usos Múltiples UdeG, Guadalajara, Mexico. Scores were 98-92, 99-91 and 95-95. For new WBO champ Muciño, it was a historic win as she has previously held the WBA, WBC and IBF world flyweight titles, so now she’s one of the few fighters who has a belt from each of the major sanctioning bodies.

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Photos: Zanfer Female star Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (26-3-2, 10 KOs) dethroned WBO flyweight champion Monserrat Raya Alarcon (11-4-2, 1 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at the…
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Barby beats Bouvier in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez


WBC bantamweight champion Mariana ‘Barby’ Juarez successfully defended against the former champ Carolina Bouvier before more than 6,000 fans at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. After the ten exciting rounds scores were 98-92, 97-93 and 98-92 for Juarez. Continue reading “Barby beats Bouvier in Mexico City”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez WBC bantamweight champion Mariana ‘Barby’ Juarez successfully defended against the former champ Carolina Bouvier before more than 6,000 fans at…
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Feigenbutz wins on controversial stoppage

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg was most unfortunate to lose on a sixth stoppage against Vincent Feigenbutz from Germany in a challenge for the IBF Intercontinental super-middleweight title, when the referee controversially called the fight off in Ludwigsburg, Germany on Saturday night.

Liebenberg (18-6-2, 12 KOs) dominated from the opening bell boxing from behind his left jab to score with combinations and uppercuts throughout. The 22-year-old Feigenbutz (28-0, 25 KOs) was never in the fight and only scored with sporadic punches in most of the rounds. Continue reading “Feigenbutz wins on controversial stoppage”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg was most unfortunate to lose on a sixth stoppage against Vincent Feigenbutz from Germany in a challenge for the IBF Intercontinental super-middleweight title,…
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Unbeaten Matias clobbers Prescott

By Robert Coster
Photos: Fernando Gaztambide


Boxing returned to Puerto Rico with an attractive card presented by Fresh Promotions. Hard-punching jr welterweight prospect Subriel Matias (9-0, 9 KOs) dominated Colombian visitor Daulis Prescott (31-7, 23 KOs), a former title contender, knocking him down twice in round 2 and once more in the third round, prompting a stoppage by the referee. Continue reading “Unbeaten Matias clobbers Prescott”

By Robert Coster Photos: Fernando Gaztambide Boxing returned to Puerto Rico with an attractive card presented by Fresh Promotions. Hard-punching jr welterweight prospect Subriel Matias (9-0, 9 KOs) dominated Colombian…
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Jennifer Han wins close decision over Liz Crespo

By David Finger at ringside

In the final fight of the night in El Paso, Texas, local hero Jennifer Han survived one of the toughest fights of her career, winning a grueling unanimous decision over rugged Bolivian Liz Crespo in an IBF featherweight title fight. Han boxed beautifully in the opening rounds but by round three the relentless pressure from Crespo clearly began to pay dividends as the local champion struggled to keep the brawler at bey. Han was clearly bothered by a cut in round four and seemed unable to establish her chief weapon: the jab. But Han started to find her rhythm again in round seven, winning the round by establishing her distance. Crespo came back strong in round nine and going into the final round it looked like anyone’s fight. But Han dug deep to outwork Crespo in the final round, winning a close unanimous decision by scores of 98-92 and 96-94 (twice). Fightnews also had Han winning by a score of 96-94. With the win, Han improved to 17-3-1, 1 KO while Crespo slips to 12-4, 3 KOs.

By David Finger at ringside In the final fight of the night in El Paso, Texas, local hero Jennifer Han survived one of the toughest fights of her career, winning…
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Velasco KOs Williams

By David Finger at ringside

In a walk-out bout after the Devon Alexander-Victor Ortiz brawl at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, the career of one time promising 175-pound contender Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. is in shambles after he was upset by little known Mexican prospect Humberto Velasco of Mexico. At first, it looked like Williams wouldn’t be seriously threatened by the Mexican, dropping him with a picture perfect counterpunch in the closing seconds of the opening round. But Velasco would come back in round two with a vengeance as he dropped Williams with a picture-perfect right hand. Although Willams fought back gamely, and seemed to rattle Velasco towards the end of the round, it was clear his legs never really recovered and he responded poorly to each shot upstairs from the Mexican brawler. Williams was dropped a second time in the closing seconds of round three for a count of seven and was dropped a final time for the count in round four. Williams complained after the last knockdown that he had been hit behind the head but there was little question that the Mexican prospect was in complete control after dropping the Washington DC native in round two. The time was 1:37 of round four. With the win, Velasco improves to 19-1-1, 14 KOs while Williams slips to 20-4, 14 KOs. It is the third straight loss for Williams.

By David Finger at ringside In a walk-out bout after the Devon Alexander-Victor Ortiz brawl at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, the career of one time promising…
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