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Full Report: Takuma Inoue stops Kurihara

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

“The Monster” Naoya’s younger brother, former WBC interim champ Takuma Inoue (14-1, 3 KOs) of Japan, 118, captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight belt as he swept almost all rounds with ease and was awarded a unanimous technical decision (90-81, 89-82 twice) over defending titlist, IBF#4 compatriot Keita Kurihara (15-6, 13 KOs), 117.75, because of the champ’s bad bleeding at 2:25 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

His brother Naoya said, “It’s Takuma’s perfect game. He displayed everything he had against such a dangerous hard-puncher Kurihara.” Continue reading “Full Report: Takuma Inoue stops Kurihara”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda “The Monster” Naoya’s younger brother, former WBC interim champ Takuma Inoue (14-1, 3 KOs) of Japan, 118, captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing…
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Takuma Inoue dethrones OPBF 118lb champ Kurihara

By Joe Koizumi

The Monster” Naoya’s younger brother, former WBC interim champ Takuma Inoue (14-1, 3 KOs) of Japan, 118, impressively captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight belt as he swept almost all rounds with ease and was awarded a unanimous technical decision (90-81, 89-82 twice) over defending titlist, compatriot Keita Kurihara (15-6, 13 KOs), 117.75, because of the champ’s bad bleeding caused by an accidental butt at 2:25 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.

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By Joe Koizumi The Monster” Naoya’s younger brother, former WBC interim champ Takuma Inoue (14-1, 3 KOs) of Japan, 118, impressively captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight…
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LaManna stops Gonzalez for Fedecentro title

WBA #10 super welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (30-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Juan Gonzalez (22-15, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at La Terraza Sports Bar in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. LaManna dropped Gonzalez with a right hand near the end of round four. He then stalked Gonzalez and floored him again in the following round to get a referee’s stoppage. LaManna claimed the vacant WBA Fedecentro super welterweight title with the win.

WBA #10 super welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (30-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Juan Gonzalez (22-15, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at La Terraza Sports Bar in…
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Perez upsets Lovera in Argentina

In the 9 round main event, Argentine super middleweight Ramon Matias Lovera (14-1-1, 12 KOs) suffered his first defeat to countryman Hernan David Perez (6-3, 2 KOs) at the Club Atletico, Social y Deportivo Camioneros-Complejo Guillon, Luis Guillon, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lovera was willing to take multiple shots to land one as he was unfazed by Perez’ power. The problem with that is Perez was piling up points on the scorecards. Perez would go on to outwork Lovera in route to a unanimous decision victory. All three judges had it respectively for Perez (87-84 twice and 86-85), who won the WBA light heavyweight Fedebol title.

The 10 round co-feature saw Abel Leandro Silva (6-6-3, 3 KOs) surprised Junior Leandro Zarate (14-3, 5 KOs) by split decision. Good back and forth action with Silva pulling it out in the end. The official scores were 96-93, 96-94 1/2 for Silva and 96-93 for Zarate.

In the 9 round main event, Argentine super middleweight Ramon Matias Lovera (14-1-1, 12 KOs) suffered his first defeat to countryman Hernan David Perez (6-3, 2 KOs) at the Club…
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Dallas walkout bouts

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the final fight of the night, on the Garcia-Campbell bonanza, middleweight Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) used his long, southpaw reach to keep the stalky Sergio Gonzalez (6-8-1, 2 KOs) from Tamaulipas, MX at the end of his punches and come away with the unanimous decision in front of his hometown fans. The scores read 60-54 from all three judges as Rincon remained undefeated with the win. Gonzalez jumped into Rincon all night, which made for a rough fight for the slick Rincon who did his best to put away the tough Mexican, but instead settled for the win in a bruising fight

WBC/WBO super middleweight champ Franchón “The Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (7-1, 2 KOs) out of Baltimore, MD, did as promised leading up to the fight, showing off her immense boxing skills, in a one sided domination against the rugged veteran Ashleigh Curry (8-14-4, 1 KO) from Saint Joseph, MO. She landed at will to the head and body of the southpaw Curry over eight rounds. Crews-Dezurn stalked Curry throughout as Curry’s only hope was to land an occasional hail mary punch, who came in overweight. Dezurn-Crews hurt Curry a few times but was not able to score the knockout and instead settled for a unanimous decision of 80-72 on all the scorecards. Continue reading “Dallas walkout bouts”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the final fight of the night, on the Garcia-Campbell bonanza, middleweight Alex Rincon (8-0, 6 KOs) used his long, southpaw reach to keep the…
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KingRy KOs Campbell, wins WBC interim belt

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Lightweight Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) proved once again he is more than a social media sensation with his close to 8M followers on Instagram and showed he’s the real deal in the ring with his 7th round knockout of UK star Luke “Cool Hands” Campbell (20-4, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC interim lightweight title on Saturday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Campbell was supposed to be Garcia’s toughest fight to date, at least on paper, and after he dropped Garcia with a massive left hook to the jaw in the 2nd round, it clearly looked to be the case. But Garcia, who has never been on the canvas, got quickly to his feet and continued to take the fight to Campbell who tried to counteract the insane speed of Garcia with timing counter shots of his own. Garcia would have had most opponents out of there early, but Campbell stood strong and was able to take everything thrown at him to that point.

But then came the seventh round of the scheduled twelve, when Garcia landed a blistering left to the body that put Campbell to his knees. The shot debilitated Campbell as he did everything he could to get back to his feet as referee Laurence Cole counted to ten. The time was 1:58 of round seven. Continue reading “KingRy KOs Campbell, wins WBC interim belt”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Lightweight Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) proved once again he is more than a social media sensation with his close to 8M followers on…
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Gutierrez beats Alvarado, seizes WBA 130lb title

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In a rematch of their 2017 bout, Rene Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) out of Managua, Nicaragua squared off once again against Richard Gutierrez (25-3-1, 20 KOs), from Maracaibo, Venezuela, a fight Alvarado won by knockout. Gutierrez, though, was more than up for the challenge this time around as he wobbled Alvarado in round one and then dropped him twice in round three with a barrage of punches and again in round twelve to win a unanimous decision 113-112 on all three scorecards. The knockdown in the twelfth proved to be the difference between winning and losing for Gutierrez who takes home the WBA super featherweight title with the revenge victory against Alvarado. Continue reading “Gutierrez beats Alvarado, seizes WBA 130lb title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In a rematch of their 2017 bout, Rene Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) out of Managua, Nicaragua squared off once again against Richard Gutierrez (25-3-1, 20…
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Alvarado stops Kriel, retains IBF 108lb title

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

IBF lightweight champ Felix Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) from Managua, Nicaragua retained his title with a show stopping performance against the tough, former IBF minimumweight champ DeeJay Kriel (16-2-1, 8 KOs) from Gauteng, South Africa with a 10th round TKO stoppage. Alvarado, the twin brother of Rene who is also showcased on the Golden Boy Card, dropped Kriel in the second and fourth rounds before connecting with multiple powerful right hands in the tenth with Kriel against the ropes in his own corner, that forced referee Mark Calo-oy to stop the back and forth slugfest. Continue reading “Alvarado stops Kriel, retains IBF 108lb title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside IBF lightweight champ Felix Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) from Managua, Nicaragua retained his title with a show stopping performance against the tough, former IBF minimumweight…
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Undercard Results from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

One of Golden Boy’s top young talents, middleweight Raul Curiel (9-0, 7 KOs) showed his full arsenal stopping the overmatched veteran southpaw Ramses Agaton (22-13-3, 12 KOs) in round two. Curiel dropped Agaton in the first round with a powerful left hook to the body after an onslaught of punches and although Agaton got to his feet, Curiel smelled blood in the water. In round two, Curiel continued to land to the head and body, before referee Rosario Solis waived it off after the towel came in the ring from Agaton’s corner and Curiel came out with the TKO victory. The time of the stoppage was 1:16 of round two of the scheduled eight. Curiel enjoyed a great amateur career as he won the World Series of Boxing in 2015. Curiel represented Mexico in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and is managed by Frank Espinoza.

In an exciting opening bout on DAZN at American Airlines Center in Dallas for the Texas showdown between Ryan “KingRy” Garcia and Luke Campbell, lightweight Sean “Sugar Rush” Garcia (6-0, 2 KOs) and younger brother of KingRy, faced Rene Marquez (5-6, 2 KOs) from Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The southpaw Garcia, trained by Eddy Reynoso and his father Henry, came out sharp from the opening bell landing right hooks and a straight left. In round two, both guys exchanged big blows in the center of ring. The shorter Marquez bullied his way in several times and had some success to the body against the slick Garcia who mostly stayed on the outside and used his speed. Both guys went for it all as the final bell range in round four. In the end, Garcia’s activity took him to victory as he remained undefeated with a majority decision 38-38, 39-37, 39-37. The card is being promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside One of Golden Boy’s top young talents, middleweight Raul Curiel (9-0, 7 KOs) showed his full arsenal stopping the overmatched veteran southpaw Ramses Agaton (22-13-3,…
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Ioka stops Tanaka, keeps WBO 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

In a greatly anticipated encounter of Japanese compatriots, WBO junior bantamweight champ Kazuto Ioka (26-2, 15 KOs), 115, very impressively kept his belt as he sent previously unbeaten Kosei Tanaka (15-1, 9 KOs), 115, to the deck twice with a well-timed left hook in the fifth and sixth and finally halted him at 1:35 of the eighth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a beautiful demonstration of Ioka’s skills in averting Tanaka’s opening attacks and precisely counterpunching him with the picture-perfect left hooks. The ref was Michiaki Someya, Japan, who made a well-timed stoppage to save the battered and bloodied loser from further punishment.

Former WBC flyweight ruler Daigo Higa (17-1-1, 17 KOs), 118, wrested the WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt by flattening defending titlist, compatriot Yuki Strong Kobayashi (16-9, 9 KOs), 117.5, at 0:45 of the fifth session in a scheduled twelve. Higa had swept all rounds prior to the trick happening with his vicious uppercut to the face.

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By Joe Koizumi In a greatly anticipated encounter of Japanese compatriots, WBO junior bantamweight champ Kazuto Ioka (26-2, 15 KOs), 115, very impressively kept his belt as he sent previously…
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Ex-champ Takayama returns after 4-year hiatus

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By Joe Koizumi

Former all four-body world 105-pound champ, 37-year-old Japanese Katsunari Takayama (32-8-1-1NC, 12 KOs), 107.75, made a successful comeback after such a long hiatus as four years and four months when he pounded out a nearly shutout six-round decision (60-54, 59-55 twice) over WBC#11 light-flyweight compatriot Reiya Konishi (17-3, 7 KOs), 108, on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Konishi, 27, a prefight favorite, suffered another defeat following his failure to win the IBF 108-pound belt from Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado last May. Takayama made best use of his trademark footwork to befuddle and bewilder the flat-footed puncher Konishi, steadily piling up points with his speed and skills. Konishi attempted to go forward and catch up with the fleet-footed veteran, but Takayama was obviously too sharp and swift for him. It’s like a Tom-and-Gerry game. Continue reading “Ex-champ Takayama returns after 4-year hiatus”

By Joe Koizumi Former all four-body world 105-pound champ, 37-year-old Japanese Katsunari Takayama (32-8-1-1NC, 12 KOs), 107.75, made a successful comeback after such a long hiatus as four years and…
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Unbeaten Mishiro edges ex-WBO champ Ito

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

On the day of our government’s announcement that no foreigners shall enter Japan for fear of a possible invasion of a new coronavirus variant until end-January, a sensational encounter of our rival compatriots was a highly anticipated attraction despite the JBC’s regulated attendance.  Unbeaten OPBF 130-pound champ Hironori Mishiro (10-0-1, 3 KOs), 135, eked out a hairline majority decision (96-94 twice, 95-95) over former WBO junior lightweight champ Masayuki Ito (26-3-1, 14 KOs), 134.75, on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Unbeaten Mishiro edges ex-WBO champ Ito”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda On the day of our government’s announcement that no foreigners shall enter Japan for fear of a possible invasion of a new coronavirus…
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Morrell batters Gavronski, Montiel KOs Kirkland

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In a non-title bout, WBA interim super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a brutal third round TKO over WBA #11 Mike Gavronski (26-4-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 50:1 favorite Morrell teed off on Gravonski immediately and dropped him at the end of round one. After more punishment in rounds two and three, referee Jack Reiss waved it off at 2:45 of round three. The bout was switched from a world title defense to a 170lb limit non-title ten-rounder at the last minute.

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Hard-punching middleweight Juan Macias “Juanito” Montiel (22-4-2, 22 KOs) destroyed fan favorite James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (34-3, 30 KOs) in the first round. Kirkland started aggressively, but walked into a punch and was dropped. Montiel then floored the 36-year-old Kirkland two more times before the bout was waved off at 1:56. Impressive win for Montiel, who was a slight -130 favorite. He is the nephew of former world champion Fernando Montiel. Continue reading “Morrell batters Gavronski, Montiel KOs Kirkland”

In a non-title bout, WBA interim super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a brutal third round TKO over WBA #11 Mike Gavronski (26-4-1, 16 KOs) on…
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World-rated Potapov wins easily

WBO #7 and IBF #8 bantamweight Nikolai Potapov (22-2-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oleksandr Hryshchuk (16-3-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the Soviet Wings Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia. Easy win for Potapov as Hryshchuk was in survival mode from the opening bell. No scores announced.

In the main event, middleweight Evgeny Terentyev (17-3, 8 KOs) outscored 43-year-old veteran Viktor Plotnikov (33-10, 15 KOs) over ten rounds for the WBA Asia title. Plotnikov, who came into the fight with a cut on the bridge of his nose which opened and bled profusely throughout, was down in round five but managed to go the distance. Continue reading “World-rated Potapov wins easily”

WBO #7 and IBF #8 bantamweight Nikolai Potapov (22-2-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oleksandr Hryshchuk (16-3-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the Soviet…
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Sunday Results from Corona, California

Unbeaten super lightweight Ruben Torres (14-0, 11 KOs) kept his “O” intact with an eight round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-14-1, 13 KOs) on Sunday at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, California. Scores were 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

Super flyweight Saul Sanchez (15-1, 8 KOs) outscored Mario Hernandez (10-2-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds by scores of 78-74, 78-74, 79-73

In a clash of unbeaten middleweights, Richard Brewart Jr. (8-0, 4 KOs) scored a second round KO over Louis Hernandez (8-1-1, 6 KOs). A right hand laid out Hernandez. Time was 1:48.

Unbeaten super lightweight Ruben Torres (14-0, 11 KOs) kept his “O” intact with an eight round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-14-1, 13 KOs) on Sunday at the Omega…
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Canelo batters Smith, wins WBA/WBC 168lb titles

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) punished previously unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) for twelve rounds to claim the WBA Super and vacant WBC crowns on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Smith, who won the World Boxing Super Series in 2018, rarely stood his ground with Canelo, who stalked him from round one. By the midway point, Canelo was just wading in with complete disregard for Smith’s power. By the championship rounds, Canelo was totally imposing his will. It was all Smith could do to survive. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 117-111.

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) punished previously unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) for twelve rounds to…
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Gaballo edges Rodriguez, wins WBC bantam belt

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Unbeaten former WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo (24-0, 20 KOs) defeated former IBF bantamweight world champion Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez (19-2, 12 KOs) by controversial split decision to claim the vacant WBC interim bantamweight title over twelve rounds on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In a slow-paced affair, Gaballo was the aggressor while Rodriguez seemingly controlled the action. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 Gaballo, 118-110 Rodriguez.

“I am very happy and blessed to win this belt,” said the 24-year-old Gaballo. “I was always moving forward and controlling the pace, so I thought it was a close fight that either of us could have won.” Continue reading “Gaballo edges Rodriguez, wins WBC bantam belt”

Unbeaten former WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo (24-0, 20 KOs) defeated former IBF bantamweight world champion Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez (19-2, 12 KOs) by controversial split decision to claim the…
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Ennis-van Heerden ends in no decision

The bout between unbeaten welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (26-0, 24 KOs) and Chris van Heerden  (28-2-1, 12 KOs) ended in a no decision on Saturday night in the Rodriquez-Gaballo co-feature at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. A first round head clash left van Heerden with a terrible gash on his forehead and the bout had to be stopped. Time was 2:39.

Unbeaten bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell (18-0, 12 KOs) was victorious via seven round technical decision over former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (21-5, 9 KOs), who suffered a cut over his left eye from a fifth round headbutt. The bout was stopped at :01 into round seven. Scores were 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.

Unbeaten super welterweight KO artist Brandun Lee (21-0, 19 KOs) was victorious against Dakota Linger (12-5-2, 8 KOs) when referee Dan Schiavone abruptly waved it off at 1:17 of round three. The big-punching Lee had landed some hard shots, but the stoppage seemed premature. “I’m not even hurt!” Linger protested.

Super welterweight Benjamin Whitaker (15-4, 3 KOs) took an upset eight round majority decision over previously unbeaten Zsolt Daranyi (15-1 14 KOs). Whitaker never let Daranyi get untracked. Scores were 79-73, 77-75, 76-76.

The bout between unbeaten welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (26-0, 24 KOs) and Chris van Heerden  (28-2-1, 12 KOs) ended in a no decision on Saturday night in the Rodriquez-Gaballo co-feature…
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Canelo-Smith undercard results

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the co-main event to Canelo-Smith and after a stellar amateur career, super featherweight Marc Castro (1-0, 1 KO) finally made his pro debut in the year of COVID.  Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing snatched up the hot prospect Castro early this year, who is trained by his father, but had to push back his pro debut after getting COVID back in August.

Although he looked a little anxious in the opening frame, Castro settled down and didn’t disappoint as he took the fight right to the experienced Luis Javier Valdes (7-6-1. 2 KOs) from Tijuana, MX and scored a 3rd round knockout.  Castro showed fast hands and dropped Valdes in the 2nd and the 3rd round before referee Mark Calo-oy waived it off as Valdes was slow to get back to his feet.  Castro displayed his diverse arsenal on the final flurry that ended the fight as he landed a right, left to the body and then up to head where he unleashed a flurry of combos and back down to the body that finally dropped Valdes for the second and last time. Continue reading “Canelo-Smith undercard results”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the co-main event to Canelo-Smith and after a stellar amateur career, super featherweight Marc Castro (1-0, 1 KO) finally made his pro debut in…
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Sergio Martinez stops Koivula on cut

45-year-old former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez returned on Saturday night at the Bolera Severino Prieto in Torrelavega, Spain. Martinez (53-3-2, 29 KOs) won by ninth round TKO over Jussi Koivula (24-8-1, 9 KOs) when the bout was stopped due to a cut over Koivula’s left eye. Honestly the cut didn’t look anywhere near bad enough to stop the fight. Martinez resumed his career in August after a six year retirement. He is 2-0 with 2 KOs on the comeback trail.

WBO #9 super welterweight Sergio “El Nino” Garcia (33-0, 14 KOs) won by sixth round referee’s stoppage against Gregory Trenel (12-6-2, 3 KOs).

45-year-old former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez returned on Saturday night at the Bolera Severino Prieto in Torrelavega, Spain. Martinez (53-3-2, 29 KOs) won by ninth round TKO over Jussi…
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Makabu stops Duradola, retains WBC cruiser title

WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (28-2, 25 KOs) retained his title with a seventh round TKO over Olenrewaju Duradola (34-8, 31 KOs) on Saturday night in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. After a competitive six rounds, southpaw Makabu hurt Duradola in round seven with a left hand, then dropped him with the same punch. Duradola beat the count and wanted to continue, but the bout was waved off.

WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (28-2, 25 KOs) retained his title with a seventh round TKO over Olenrewaju Duradola (34-8, 31 KOs) on Saturday night in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic…
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Kevin Lerena wins in five rounds

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s IBO junior heavyweight champion Keven Lerena coming into the ring in superb condition stopped Patrick Ferguson from Spokane in the USA, in the fifth round of a scheduled ten round non-title fight at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. The time was 1 minute 49 seconds. Continue reading “Kevin Lerena wins in five rounds”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s IBO junior heavyweight champion Keven Lerena coming into the ring in superb condition stopped Patrick Ferguson from Spokane in the USA, in the fifth round…
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Sturm wins in comeback fight

41-year-old former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Felix Sturm returned to action for the first time in nearly five years on Saturday night at the Universum Gym in Hamburg, Germany. Sturm (41-5-2, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Timo Rost (10-1-2, 3 KOs). Sturm methodically outboxed Rost all the way. Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 100-93.

Heavyweight Jose Larduet (5-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Marcos Antonio Aumada (21-10, 16 KOs) in the first round. Time was 3:00. Continue reading “Sturm wins in comeback fight”

41-year-old former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Felix Sturm returned to action for the first time in nearly five years on Saturday night at the Universum Gym in Hamburg,…
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Ramirez, Hunter score KOs in Galveston, Texas

Unbeaten WBC #1, WBA #4, #WBO #8 light heavyweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) won a by tenth round KO over IBF #11, WBO #12 Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-4, 25 KOs) to claim Lopez’ NABF title on Friday night at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. In his first bout in 20 months, Ramirez dropped Lopez in round two and dominated the fight from long range after that. The end came in round ten when Ramirez floored Lopez with a flush right hand. Time was :59.

IBF #4, WBO #8, WBC #9, WBA #10 heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KOs) won by fourth round KO over Shawn Laughery (10-4, 6 KOs). Hunter dropped Laughery in round one and dominated the bout until he floored Laughery again in round four. Laughery was counted out at 1:02. Hunter hit Laughery when he was on a knee after the second knockdown. No foul called.

Unbeaten WBC #1, WBA #4, #WBO #8 light heavyweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) won a by tenth round KO over IBF #11, WBO #12 Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez…
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IBF champ Golovkin batters and stops Szeremeta

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IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (41-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round beat down over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night behind closed doors at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

GGG dropped Szeremeta with a left hook at the end of round one. A GGG overhand right put Szeremeta on the deck again in round two. Szeremeta went down again in round four. A GGG jab put Szeremeta down in round seven. The bout was waved off by referee Telis Assimenios after round seven.

With the win, Golovkin broke his deadlock with Bernard Hopkins for most middleweight title defenses (21).

IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (41-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a one-sided seven round beat down over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night behind…
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