Wilson batters Russell over ten

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Carsen Maciag

Turning in a dominant ten round performance, unbeaten cruiserweight Mike “White Delight” Wilson (18-0, 8 KOs) claimed his eighteenth win on Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, defeating tough Kentuckian Melvin Russell (10-3-2, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision. Wilson claimed every round on all three judges’ scorecards, cutting Russell over both eyes and battering him down the stretch in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ eighth ‘Rogue Valley Rumble’ card. Continue reading “Wilson batters Russell over ten”

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Carsen Maciag Turning in a dominant ten round performance, unbeaten cruiserweight Mike “White Delight” Wilson (18-0, 8 KOs) claimed his eighteenth win on Saturday night…
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Lopez stuns Roman

In an upset, junior welterweight Wilberth Lopez (19-8, 13 KOs) thoroughly stymied Jose Roman (24-2-1, 16 KOs) to win by unanimous decision in Friday’s main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Lopez controlled the pace of the fight from start-to-finish by landing numerous left hands throughout the eight-round fight. Scores were 79-73, 80-72, and 78-74. Continue reading “Lopez stuns Roman”

In an upset, junior welterweight Wilberth Lopez (19-8, 13 KOs) thoroughly stymied Jose Roman (24-2-1, 16 KOs) to win by unanimous decision in Friday’s main event at the Doubletree Hotel…
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Parker takes aim at Joshua

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is confident he can exploit the flaws in IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and defeat him. After being awarded a majority decision over WBO mandatory contender Hughie Fury by scores of 118-110, 118-110, 114-114 on Saturday night in Manchester, Parker discussed a possible unification showdown against AJ. “I feel I have better movement,” stated Parker. “Joshua has got good power and is a good champion, but if I fight him I can bring out the weaknesses!”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is confident he can exploit the flaws in IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and defeat him. After being…
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Warren inks Carl Frampton

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren‏ has signed three-time world champion Carl Frampton to a promotional deal. ‘The Jackal’ recently cut ties with long-term promoter Barry McGuigan and trainer Shane McGuigan, who is Barry’s son. He will now be trained by Jamie Moore. Frampton stated via social media: “Offers on the table and I went with the best one. As simple as that.”

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren‏ has signed three-time world champion Carl Frampton to a promotional deal. ‘The Jackal’ recently cut ties with long-term promoter Barry McGuigan and trainer Shane…
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Linares edges Campbell to retain WBA lightweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA lightweight champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.

A second round knockdown propelled Linares to victory. Scores were 115-113 Campbell, 114-113, 115-112 Linares. Continue reading “Linares edges Campbell to retain WBA lightweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA lightweight champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over 2012 Olympic gold…
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WBSS: Dorticos demolishes Kudryashov in two

Photos: Francisco Perez/Ringstar Sports

WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Dmitry ‘Russian Hammer’ Kudryashov (21-2, 21 KOs) in a World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal matchup on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Dorticos opened up in round two and a crushing right hand laid out Kudryashov to end it. Time was 2:10.

Dorticos will now fight the winner between IBF champ Murat Gassiev and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Continue reading “WBSS: Dorticos demolishes Kudryashov in two”

Photos: Francisco Perez/Ringstar Sports WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier ‘The KO Doctor’ Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over Dmitry ‘Russian Hammer’ Kudryashov (21-2, 21 KOs) in…
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Results from Rancho Mirage, Calif

By David Robinett at ringside

In the main event of World Fighting Championship (WFC) 79 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, California, former female world champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (17-2-3, 4 KOs) returned from a three-year layoff to earn a close six-round unanimous decision over Kirstie Simmons (8-3, 2 KOs) by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 59-55 in a super featherweight contest. West, who has only fought three times in the last five years, said after the fight that she was inspired to return by the recent influx of female Olympians into the pro ranks. Continue reading “Results from Rancho Mirage, Calif”

By David Robinett at ringside In the main event of World Fighting Championship (WFC) 79 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, California, former female world champion Kaliesha…
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Results from Fresno, Calif

By Matt Thompson at ringside

In the main event, Fresno’s Mike Ruiz (12-4-3 4 KOs) pounded out a close ten round unanimous decision over Modesto’s Jonathan Torres (8-6-1 2 KOs) in the bantamweight division. Scores read 95-94, 97-92, 97-92. The fight featured momentum swings and a wild finish over the last thirty seconds. Ruiz was deducted a point for a low blow in round five but it didn’t prove to be a difference maker.

In an all out war, Fresno’s Joe Louie Lopez (9-2, 6 KOs) stopped Visalia CA’s Jose Leon (6-2-1, 5 KOs) by TKO at 2:39 into round number five. Referee Dan Stell called a premature halt to what looked like anybody’s fight, much to the displeasure of Leon and the bewilderment of many at ringside in what was an excellent scrap. Fight was in the super middleweight division. Continue reading “Results from Fresno, Calif”

By Matt Thompson at ringside In the main event, Fresno’s Mike Ruiz (12-4-3 4 KOs) pounded out a close ten round unanimous decision over Modesto’s Jonathan Torres (8-6-1 2 KOs)…
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Matchroom inks Daniel Jacobs, plans U.S. invasion

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former middleweight champ will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his world champion status.

“I’m truly excited to be joining Matchroom Boxing and HBO,” said Jacobs. “This is a new beginning for my career and I get a chance to showcase my skills to the world. I can’t wait to return to the ring in November, being active and recapturing the world middleweight title.” Continue reading “Matchroom inks Daniel Jacobs, plans U.S. invasion”

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former middleweight…
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Dorticos-Kudryashov undercard results

Cruiserweight Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (18-1, 11 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Lateef “Power” Kayode (21-2, 16 KOs) in a reserve match for the World Boxing Super Series on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Tapia dominated Kayode from the opening bell. Tapia dropped Kayode at the end of round six with a right hand and won by scores of 100-89, 100-89, 99-90.

Former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Ruben Garcia Hernandez (22-3-1, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC silver featherweight title. Scores were 100-90, 97-93, 99-91. The 34-year-old Donaire was making his debut under promoter Richard Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports umbrella.

Cruiserweight Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (18-1, 11 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Lateef “Power” Kayode (21-2, 16 KOs) in a reserve match…
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Linares-Campbell undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Filipino lightweight slugger Romero Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) dominated Juan Sanchez (29-14, 14 KOs) of Tabasco, Mexico going distance in a scheduled eight-round lightweight fight. It was Duno pressing the action from the opening bell as Sanchez poked with the jab, on his toes Sanchez kept away as Duno attacked. In round four Duno connected Sanchez with a hard right hand as he backed the Mexican to the ropes. Continue reading “Linares-Campbell undercard results”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Filipino lightweight slugger Romero Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) dominated Juan Sanchez (29-14, 14 KOs) of Tabasco, Mexico going distance in a scheduled eight-round lightweight fight.…
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Rakhim Chakhkiev retires

2008 Olympic gold medal winner and longtime cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (26-3, 19 KOs) has announced his retirement at the age of 34. “I have finished my boxing career,” said Chakhkiev. “I gave boxing 20 years. I’ll continue to be around sports, but I’ve finished fighting. There are many other fields for me. It’s wrong to try to win some title competing against the young. My best years have already passed.”

2008 Olympic gold medal winner and longtime cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (26-3, 19 KOs) has announced his retirement at the age of 34. “I have finished my boxing career,” said…
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Fury Camp plans to protest “disgusting” decision

Promoter Mick Hennessy has declared his intent to appeal WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s majority decision win over Hughie Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, England. “This is corruption at its highest level in boxing,” Hennessy told BBC 5 Live. “I thought it was an absolute masterclass, shades of Ali. Parker wasn’t even in the fight. One of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen…Beautiful boxing by Hughie and I can’t see why these judges have robbed this poor young lad. It’s disgusting. I’m going to lodge an appeal straight away.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy has declared his intent to appeal WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s majority decision win over Hughie Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, England. “This is corruption at…
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Parker beats Fury by majority decision

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBO #1 contender Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The elusive Fury used movement and a flicking jab to keep Parker at bay. Parker tried to get inside with limited success and didn’t cut off the ring well. Neither fighter landed many big shots in a rather disappointing contest. Judges awarded Parker’s aggressiveness over Fury’s backpedaling. Scores were 114-114, 118-110, 118-110.

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBO #1 contender Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday…
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Jack vacates WBA light heavy belt

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Championship title was vacated after Badou Jack sent a letter to the organization this Saturday, September 23, in which he expressed his desire to give up the belt. Jack thanked for the opportunity given by the WBA to fight for the title against Englishman Nathan Cleverly on August 28, when he defeated his rival by TKO in the fifth round. Thus, the purse bids scheduled for Monday, September 25, between Badou Jack and Russian Dmitry Bivol were suspended.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Championship title was vacated after Badou Jack sent a letter to the organization this Saturday, September 23, in which he expressed his desire…
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Sept 28 Louisville card canceled

Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, has canceled the Thursday, September 28 scheduled event at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel Expo Center. “Due to some overwhelming and unresolved logistical issues we have regretfully decided to cancel our event in Louisville next Thursday, September 28,” said Eric Bentley, the Chief Operating Office of Real Deal Sports and Entertainment. “On behalf of Real Deal Sports and Entertainment we extend our sincerest apologies to the fighters who were scheduled to compete and the fans who had purchased tickets.” Continue reading “Sept 28 Louisville card canceled”

Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, has canceled the Thursday, September 28 scheduled event at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel Expo Center. “Due to some overwhelming and unresolved logistical issues…
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Get ready for 3 red hot world title fights

Three very good world title fights on tap for today. All should be competitive and Dorticos-Kudryashov in particular could be a classic. Dorticos is 21-0, 20 KOs, while Kudryashov is 21-1, 21 KOs. You can get some very good payouts if you think this will go to a decision (unlikely).

All the champions are favored to retain their belts, but not by much.

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is a narrow -150 favorite to retain his belt against hometown hero and mandatory challenger Hughie Fury +120 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares is -450 to keep his belt against 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell +300 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos is -225 to retain his title against Dmitry Kudryashov +175 in the WBSS quarterfinals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Three very good world title fights on tap for today. All should be competitive and Dorticos-Kudryashov in particular could be a classic. Dorticos is 21-0, 20 KOs, while Kudryashov is…
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Goddi wins WBA Continental belt

OPI Since 82 middleweight Alessandro Goddi (32-2-1, 15 KOs) won the vacant WBA Continental title last night in Monte Carlo by split decision against previously undefeated French Andrew Francillette (20-1-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 115-113, 115-113 for Goddi, 115-113 for Francillette.

OPI Since 82 middleweight Alessandro Goddi (32-2-1, 15 KOs) won the vacant WBA Continental title last night in Monte Carlo by split decision against previously undefeated French Andrew Francillette (20-1-1,…
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Weights from Medellin, Colombia

WBA Fedbol super featherweight champion Daniel ‘Macarrón’ Miranda (13-2, 9 Kos) of Panama will defend tonight vs unbeaten #10 WBA world ranked Leonardo ‘Mayweather’ Padilla (15-0, 12 KO) of Venezuela. The bout will take place at the Centro de Eventos El Tesoro in Medellin, Colombia in an event being billed as “Neutral Turf.” Both fighters weighed in at 129 pounds.

WBA Fedbol super featherweight champion Daniel ‘Macarrón’ Miranda (13-2, 9 Kos) of Panama will defend tonight vs unbeaten #10 WBA world ranked Leonardo ‘Mayweather’ Padilla (15-0, 12 KO) of Venezuela.…
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Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 193.7 vs. Melvin Russell 191.2
Víctor Morales, Jr. 129.6 vs. Corben Page 129.5
Marquice Weston 198.3 vs. Juan Reyna 214.2
Troy Wohosky 141.5 vs. Kevin Davila 142.8
Abraham Martin 183.7 vs. Jose Rico 179.3
Nicholas Jefferson 150.3 vs. Colby Grayson 150.9

Promoter: White Delight Promotions
Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra Mike Wilson 193.7 vs. Melvin Russell 191.2 Víctor Morales, Jr. 129.6 vs. Corben Page 129.5 Marquice Weston 198.3 vs. Juan Reyna 214.2 Troy Wohosky 141.5 vs. Kevin…
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Weights from Fresno

Mike Ruiz 119 vs. Jonathan Torres 116
Joe Louie Lopez 164.25 vs. Jose Leon 164.75
Isidro Ochoa 127.5 vs. Alejandro Velazco 127.5
Jose Salinas 130 vs. Samuel Jude Yniguez 130
Julian Lopez 131 vs. Guadalupe Arroyo 127.75
Jesus Ibarra Sanchez 145 vs. Rasheed Lawal 145
Edgar Martinez 140 vs. Kenny Davis 137.25

Promoter: Big Al Entertainment
Venue: Valdez Hall

Mike Ruiz 119 vs. Jonathan Torres 116 Joe Louie Lopez 164.25 vs. Jose Leon 164.75 Isidro Ochoa 127.5 vs. Alejandro Velazco 127.5 Jose Salinas 130 vs. Samuel Jude Yniguez 130…
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Bourland Sweeps Contreras

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

In a rematch from March, the result was the same, with Ryan Bourland (14-1) of Vacaville winning a six-round, no-knockdowns unanimous decision over Alfredo Contreras (13-21-2) of Mexico in their cruiserweight main event Friday night at Sacramento’s DoubleTree Hotel. Bourland’s original opponent failed a medical test, so Contreras substituted on short notice and met the same fate, losing on the judges’ scorecards by 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55. Six months ago, the two fought as light-heavyweights. Continue reading “Bourland Sweeps Contreras”

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee In a rematch from March, the result was the same, with Ryan Bourland (14-1) of Vacaville winning a six-round, no-knockdowns unanimous decision over Alfredo Contreras…
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Valdez retains WBO featherweight belt

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) successfully defended his belt with a hard-fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten #4 rated Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Hometown hero Valdez had it his way for the first three rounds. But in round four, Servania dropped Valdez with a big right hand then rocked him again as the round ended. Valdez responded in round five, dropping Servania with a left hook. Servania was wobbly but survived the round. Both fighters had their moments after that with Valdez pulling away late. Toe-to-toe at the final bell! Scores were 116-110, 119-111, 117-109. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) successfully defended his belt with a hard-fought unanimous decision over previously unbeaten #4 rated Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs)…
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Ramirez retains WBO 168lb title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (36-0, 24 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (22-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Ramirez dropped Hart in round two and then battered him from pillar to post. Hart managed to survive the round. Ramirez had another big round in round four, hurting Hart with big shots. Probably another 10-8 round. Hart showed some flashes of coming on in round eight. Hart landed some of his best punches in round eleven but didn’t follow up aggressively. Both landed big shots in a violent final round exchange. In the end, scores were 115-112, 115-112, 114-113. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (36-0, 24 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Jesse “Hard Work”…
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Dawejko crushes Banks

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

In the main event at the Sugar House Casino, heavyweight Joey Dawejko, Philadelphia, 18-4-4, 11 KOs, stalked and overpowered Detroit’s Demetrius Banks, 9-2, 4 KOs, in their scheduled eight rounder. Dawejko put Banks down twice in the second and then one more time in the third before referee Shawn Clark halted the bout with Banks trapped in a neutral corner. The time was 1:22 of the third round.

Teenage Philly lightweight Branden Pizarro, 8-0, 4 KOs, won by fourth round TKO over Tyrone Luckey, Neptune, NJ, 8-8-3, 6 KOs, in a scheduled six rounder.. Pizarro two scored knockdowns in the third round and then dropped Luckey again in the fourth. The moment Luckey fell this time, referee Ronald Bashir stopped the fight. The time was 26 seconds of the fourth. Continue reading “Dawejko crushes Banks”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com In the main event at the Sugar House Casino, heavyweight Joey Dawejko, Philadelphia, 18-4-4, 11 KOs, stalked and overpowered…
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