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Late Results from Maryland

Streaking super featherweight, Jordan White won his 10th straight fight as he retained the WBC USNBC title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick Murray in front of another Jeter Promotions sold out crowd at The Hall inside Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland. White of Washington, DC made the first defense of his title by scores of 100-88, 97-91 and 95-93 to raise his mark to 14-1. Murray of Saint Louis, Missouri is 16-6-1.

In the co-feature, Demond Nicholson scored a third-round stoppage over Christopher Brooker in a scheduled 10-round super middleweight bout. The end came at 2:24 of round three for the Laurel, Maryland native, Nicholson, who is now 26-4-1- with 22 knockouts. Brooker of Philadelphia is 16-12.

Streaking super featherweight, Jordan White won his 10th straight fight as he retained the WBC USNBC title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick Murray in front of another Jeter…
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Castillo wins WBC semi-final eliminator

Undefeated strawweight Luis “Flechita” Castillo (20-0-1, 13 KOs) defeated Abraham “Choko” Rodríguez (28-3-0, 13 KOs), in a WBC semi-final eliminator in La Paz, Baja California Sur. In the sixth round, Rodríguez visited the canvas hurting his left ankle, so unfortunately, he was unable to continue. The referee decreed victory for Castillo by technical knockout.

Undefeated strawweight Luis “Flechita” Castillo (20-0-1, 13 KOs) defeated Abraham “Choko” Rodríguez (28-3-0, 13 KOs), in a WBC semi-final eliminator in La Paz, Baja California Sur. In the sixth round,…
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Duno victorious in Medellin, Colombia

Dunowins2M&R Boxing Promotions(Laura Ching) presented an event Saturday night at the Casino Hollywood Milla de Oro, in Medellin, Colombia. The eight round junior welterweight main event saw Romero Duno (25-3, 20 KOs) of the Philippines score a fourth round TKO over 64-bout veteran Yogli Herrera of Colombia. It was a dominant performance by Duno over the very game and durable Herrera who rarely gets stopped.

The 8 round super featherweight co-feature saw Yoandris Salinas (23-2-2, 16 KOs) break down Colombian Omar Cuello (5-5-1, 3 KOs) in route to a 7th round TKO victory. It was the second bout in as many of months for Salinas. He got some valuable rounds of work against the very determined Cuello. Salinas hurt Cuello multiple times in the bout. Cuello had a brief mid-round offensive rally prior to losing inside the distance. Continue reading “Duno victorious in Medellin, Colombia”

M&R Boxing Promotions(Laura Ching) presented an event Saturday night at the Casino Hollywood Milla de Oro, in Medellin, Colombia. The eight round junior welterweight main event saw Romero Duno (25-3,…
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Ohan edges Sosa in Bridgewater, Mass

Popular junior welterweight Mike “Bad Man” Ohan turned in a workmanlike performance in Saturday night’s “The Next Chapter,” presented by Granite Chin Promotions, on a very hot , humid evening at Bridgewater Veterans Club in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Ohan (16-1, 9 KOs), the former New England Welterweight Champion, kept fans from his nearby hometown of Holbrook happy, taking a 6-round, majority decision from his Argentinian foe, Jonathan “Yoni” Ariel Sosa (7-14-2, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Ohan edges Sosa in Bridgewater, Mass”

Popular junior welterweight Mike “Bad Man” Ohan turned in a workmanlike performance in Saturday night’s “The Next Chapter,” presented by Granite Chin Promotions, on a very hot , humid evening…
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Toyoshima stops Abdulhamid, keeps WBO AP 147lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBO#10, WBC#13 Ryota Toyoshima (16-2-1, 10 KOs), 146.5, decisively kept his WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belt as he aggressively took the leadoff, battered Filipino champ Adam Diu Abdulhamid (17-11, 9 KOs), 146.25, and halted him at 0:37 of the fifth round in a scheduled twelve on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The lefty champ holds both WBO AP and OPBF belts, but he had only the former on the line this night. Toyoshima had the Filipino’s right ear badly swollen with his repeated left shots, and his furious surge in the fatal session prompted the referee’s intervention.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBO#10, WBC#13 Ryota Toyoshima (16-2-1, 10 KOs), 146.5, decisively kept his WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belt as he aggressively took the leadoff, battered…
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Ortiz stops McKinson, KO streak continues

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In a WBA welterweight eliminator, the rising star from Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (19-0, 19 KOs) put on a show for his hometown fans dropping the awkward and slick Michael McKinson (22-1, 2 KOs) from the United Kingdom in round eight and again in round nine to score the TKO in the scheduled twelve at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, streamed live on DAZN and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Ortiz Jr. retained his WBO International title with the huge win and now his hoping for his long awaited world title shot. Continue reading “Ortiz stops McKinson, KO streak continues”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In a WBA welterweight eliminator, the rising star from Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (19-0, 19 KOs) put on a show for his hometown…
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Wooooo! Cobbs defeats Hooker

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By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Super welterweight Blair “The Flair” Cobb (16-1-1, 10 KOs) out of Philadelphia, PA, dropped Dallas’ former world champ Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-3-3, 18 KOs) three times, once in round one and twice in round two to win going away with the unanimous decision 97-90 twice and 96-91 on Saturday night at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cobb used quick feet and a powerful left hand to dart in and out of the bigger Hooker all night. Cobb, a southpaw, landed his right hand and then followed up with two more punches as Hooker went down to score the first knockdown in round one. In round two, Cobb scored his second knockdown with a straight left through the guard and later in the round, Cobb landed another left and then a right that put Hooker down for the third time in the fight in as many rounds. Continue reading “Wooooo! Cobbs defeats Hooker”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Super welterweight Blair “The Flair” Cobb (16-1-1, 10 KOs) out of Philadelphia, PA, dropped Dallas’ former world champ Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-3-3, 18 KOs)…
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Undercard Results from Fort Worth, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the co-main event, WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine flyweight champ Marlen Esparza (13-1, 1 KO) from Houston, Texas, kept her belts as she won an entertaining, back and forth battle with Eva Guzman (19-2, 11 KOs) from Venezuela over ten rounds at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and streamed live on DAZN. Scores read 98-92 twice and 99-91 for the UD for Esparza.

Esparza landed a big right-hand just seconds into the fight and stayed on the attack over ten rounds against a game Guzman who picked up the pace in the middle rounds to make Esparza work. And Esparza did just that in the fifth round when she landed combos and displayed great defense with head movement to avoid the punches coming back from Guzman. In round six, Guzman came out aggressive but was thwarted by a counter from Esparza. In round eight, Esparza and Guzman let their hands go in the center of the ring as neither fighter backed down until the final bell.

Light heavyweight Bektemir “Bek the Bully” Melikuziev (10-1, 8 KOs) fighting out of Indio, CA, battered the body of Sladan Janjanin (32-13, 24 KOs) out of Boston, MA, over three rounds, dropping him 3 times, as referee Neal Yong waived it off with Janjanin still standing at 2:18 of the scheduled ten in the DAZN opener at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Melikuziev opened the fight with a hard crushing left hook to the body in round one and somehow Janjanin got up but was still visibly hurt. Over the next two rounds, “Bek the Bully” continued to pounce on the hurt prey as he landed big shots to both the head and again to the body, dropping Janjanin in the second and third rounds before the fight was called off. The Uzbek won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics as a middleweight and has rebounded with three wins in a row after his one punch knockout loss to Gabriel Rosado in June 2021. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Fort Worth, Texas”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the co-main event, WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine flyweight champ Marlen Esparza (13-1, 1 KO) from Houston, Texas, kept her belts as she won…
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Conlan schools Marriaga in comeback

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Two-time Olympian featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan (17-1, 8 KOs), outboxed three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (30-6, 26 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In his return after a brutal KO loss against WBA featherweight world champion Leigh Wood, the speedier Conlan never let power-puncher Marriaga into the fight as Marriaga spent most the night swinging at air. Conlan scored questionable knockdowns in rounds seven and eight. A legit knockdown when Marriaga’s glove touched the canvas in round nine. Marriaga finally woke up in round ten, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 99-88, 99-88, 99-89.

“I had to get rid of a lot of demons tonight,” said Conlan afterward. “Even in the fuc*ing last round, he hit me with a shot. That guy can punch. {He has} 10 more knockouts than I have fights. He hit me with a jab in the first round, and it was like, ‘Oh, this guy actually can bang.’ I had to be careful and use my skills, which I did. In the last round, he caught me with a shot. Listen, I’ve been using my legs all night. I was a bit off the pace. He was pushing it. He landed a good shot. He buckled me a little bit. I felt it, and for me, to kind of come through that and it’s the last round… I got knocked out in my last fight in the last round. I think that says a lot. I’m back, baby. I’m ready for any of them.” Continue reading “Conlan schools Marriaga in comeback”

Two-time Olympian featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan (17-1, 8 KOs), outboxed three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (30-6, 26 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in…
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Smith smashes O’maison, remains unbeaten

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In a clash for the vacant British super lightweight title, unbeaten KO artist Dalton Smith (12-0, 10 KOs) took apart Sam O’maison (17-4-1, 7 KOs) for a sixth round TKO on Saturday night at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, England. Smith dropped O’maison in round three, then finished him with two more knockdowns in round six. Total beatdown. Time was 2:55.

Heavyweight Johnny Fisher (6-0, 5 KOs) laid out Michal Reissinger (3-2, 2 KOs) with a right hand at :39 of round two.

Cruiserweight Jordan Thompson (14-0, 11 KOs) survived a tenth round knockdown to take a ten round unanimous decision over Vasil Ducar (11-6-1, 10 KOs). Dull fight until the fireworks in the last few seconds. Scores were 97-92, 96-93, 96-93. Continue reading “Smith smashes O’maison, remains unbeaten”

In a clash for the vacant British super lightweight title, unbeaten KO artist Dalton Smith (12-0, 10 KOs) took apart Sam O’maison (17-4-1, 7 KOs) for a sixth round TKO…
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Results from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Absent boxing’s glory days in Sacramento, producer of five world champions, the city is still fight-starved, even for low-budget cards in packed hotel ballrooms.

The enthusiasm was there again Friday night at the DoubleTree Hotel, where super-lightweight Cain Sandoval (6-0), one of three local super-lightweights on the show, remained unbeaten. He defeated more-experienced Daniel Evangelista Jr. of Mexico (20-15-1) in a featured bout via a second-round stoppage — his sixth KO win — following an early knockdown. Continue reading “Results from Sacramento”

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Absent boxing’s glory days in Sacramento, producer of five world champions, the city is still fight-starved, even for low-budget cards in packed hotel ballrooms. The…
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Castaneda, Moran advance to “Last Chance” final

The semi-finals of the ProBox “Last Chance” super lightweight tournament took place Friday night at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida.

Semifinal 1
Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (19-5, 9 KOs) scored a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over Joseph Fernandez (15-5, 3 KOs). Great fight with both having their moments. Castaneda rocked Fernandez in round nine. The result was in doubt until ring announcer Marc Lichtenfeld revealed the scores of 96-94 3x. Prior to the scores, it was announced that if the fight was a draw, they would fight one more round!

Semifinal 2
Antonio “Toño” Moran (29-5-1, 19 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Michael Dutchover (16-3, 10 KOs). Moran was in command all the way. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

Castaneda and Moran will meet in the November 4 final. The winner will take home $50,000. Continue reading “Castaneda, Moran advance to “Last Chance” final”

The semi-finals of the ProBox “Last Chance” super lightweight tournament took place Friday night at the ProBox Events Center in Plant City, Florida. Semifinal 1 Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (19-5, 9…
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Walsh goes the distance for first time

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Photo: 360 Promotions / Lina Baker

Not only did the first round KO streak of unbeaten super welterweight “King” Callum Walsh (4-0, 3 KOs) end, but he was forced to go the distance for the first time against Benjamin Whittaker (15-9, 3 KO) on Thursday night at the Quiet Cannon inside the Montebello Country Club in Montebello, California. Walsh dropped Whittaker early in the first round and pretty much won every minute of the fight en route to a six round unanimous decision. Scores were 60-53 3x.

In a clash of undefeated featherweights, Omar Trinidad (9-0-1, 7 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Javier Padilla (7-1-1, 5 KOs). Sudden stoppage seemed premature as Padilla still had plenty of fight in him.

Middleweight Cem “The Champ” Kilic (17-1, 11 KOs) had his hands full with aggressive Marco “El Muneco” Delgado, (7-4, 5 KOs), but came away with an eight round unanimous decision. The scores of 80-72, 80-72, 79-73 seemed wide.

Female flyweight Chelsey Anderson (5-0, 2 KOs) outscored Aida “Lady Sparta” Satybaldinova (6-2-1, 2 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Women’s International belt. Scores were 77-75, 77-75, 78-74.

Not only did the first round KO streak of unbeaten super welterweight “King” Callum Walsh (4-0, 3 KOs) end, but he was forced to go the distance for the first…
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Ex-champ Kameda finishes Encarnacion

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By Joe Koizumi

Former WBA bantam champ Tomoki Kameda (39-3, 21 KOs), 126, impressively floored ex-2012 Olympian William Encarnacion (19-4, 15 KOs), 125.25, from Dominican Republic, three times to finish him for the count at 2:35 of the fourth round on Saturday in a scheduled ten in Kobe, Japan.

Currently WBA#2 122-pounder Tomoki, 31, proved too sharp and elusive as well for the 34-year-old Dominican, outspeeding him with fast jabs and utilizing his swift footwork. Kameda, in round three, caught up with Encarnacion with a vicious left hook to the side of the belly, dropping him almost for the count. Barely beating the count, the Dominican fell again with Tomoki’s rapid-fire combos but had a narrow escape. The fatal fourth saw Encarnacion hit the deck in agony again with a wicked body shot to be unable to resume fighting. Despite a seven-month hiatus Tomoki looked sharp and he is willing to have another shot at the 122-pound throne of the WBA. He had failed to win the WBC belt, losing a unanimous nod to Rey Vargas in Carson in 2019.

Promoter: Shinsei Promotions

By Joe Koizumi Former WBA bantam champ Tomoki Kameda (39-3, 21 KOs), 126, impressively floored ex-2012 Olympian William Encarnacion (19-4, 15 KOs), 125.25, from Dominican Republic, three times to finish…
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Kelly grinds down Bastida

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Super welterweight Josh Kelly (12-1-1, 7 KOs) overcame a tough Lucas Bastida (18-2-1, 10 KOs) to enter the world rankings and claim the WBO International title on Saturday night at the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle, England. Kelley scored a ten round unanimous decision, 98-92, 99-92, 96-95

In the co-feature, unbeaten super lightweight Harlem Eubank moved to 15-0, 6 KOs when opponent Eliot Chavez (11-5-1, 6 KOs) was disqualified in the ninth round for hitting on the break. Eubank is a cousin of Chris Eubank Jr.

Super welterweight Josh Kelly (12-1-1, 7 KOs) overcame a tough Lucas Bastida (18-2-1, 10 KOs) to enter the world rankings and claim the WBO International title on Saturday night at…
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Garcia defeats Benavidez in 154lb debut

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Making his super welterweight debut, two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (37-3, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision against Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Benavidez stalked Garcia the whole fight but was constantly outlanded. Scores were 114-114, 116-112, 117-111. The Danny Garcia Show will continue its run at 154.

Garcia became very emotional in discussing his mental health struggles during the post-fight interview, concluding with “Hopefully I don’t become a meme with my crying face like Michael Jordan.”

Making his super welterweight debut, two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (37-3, 21 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision against Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Demirezen beats Kownacki, Russell still unbeaten

WBO #10 heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Adam Kownacki (20-3, 15 KOs) in the Garcia-Benavidez co-feature on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Kownacki overwhelmed Demirezen with non-stop punches the first two rounds. Demirezen started to turn the tables in round three and he scored the cleaner punches as the bout progressed. Kownacki got a brief second wind in round eight, but Demirezen did more in round nine. Both had their moments in round ten. Scores were 96-94, 97-93, 97-93. Three straight losses for the popular Kownacki.

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Unbeaten super lightweight Gary Antuanne Russell (16-0, 16 KOs) scored a controversial sixth round TKO against two-division champion Rances Barthelemy (29-2-1, 15 KOs). Barthelemy gave Russell all he could handle for five rounds. After Russell dropped Barthelemy in round six, Barthelemy easily beat the count but referee Shada Murdaugh waved it off. Time was :50. The crowd booed and the Barthelemy side was livid.
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37-year-old middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (14-4, 10 KOs) pressured Joshua Conley (17-4-1, 11 KOs) for ten rounds and came away with a 99-91, 99-91, 98-92 unanimous decision.

20-year-old welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. (12-1, 8 KOs) was victorious when his bout against Jimmy Williams (18-9-2, 6 KOs) was stopped in the sixth round due to a cut. Time was 2:12.

Unbeaten super middleweight Junior Younan (17-0-1, 11 KOs) blew out Dauren Yeleussinov (10-2, 9 KOs) in the first round.

WBO #10 heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Adam Kownacki (20-3, 15 KOs) in the Garcia-Benavidez co-feature on Saturday night…
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Billam-Smith defeats Chamberlain in thriller

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WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #5, WBC #8 cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (16-1, 11 KOs) retained his European and Commonwealth titles against IBF #8 Isaac Chamberlain (14-2, 8 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England. An all-out war erupted in round one and both fighters were rocked in the early rounds. It turned into a battle of attrition with hometown hero Billim-Smith pulling ahead. Scores were 117-111 3x.

Unbeaten super welterweight terror Joe Pigford (20-0, 19 KOs) stopped Raphael King (15-2-1, 13 KOs) in round three of a contest for the WBO Euro belt. Continue reading “Billam-Smith defeats Chamberlain in thriller”

WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #5, WBC #8 cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (16-1, 11 KOs) retained his European and Commonwealth titles against IBF #8 Isaac Chamberlain (14-2, 8 KOs) via twelve…
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Gideon Buthelezi stopped in one round

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi was stopped in the first round by Filipino Dave Apolinario in a clash for the vacant IBO flyweight belt on Friday night at the International Convention Centre in East London, South Africa.

Apolinario came out fast at the bell for the opening round against his fellow southpaw and shortly afterward dropped Buthelezi with a big right hook.

It appeared that the 36-year-old Buthelezi had picked up the count at four, but somehow stayed down to be counted out by referee Lulama Myya.

The time was 2:59. Continue reading “Gideon Buthelezi stopped in one round”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Gideon Buthelezi was stopped in the first round by Filipino Dave Apolinario in a clash for the vacant IBO flyweight belt on Friday night at…
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Burke defeats Maddox, KO streak ends

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Unbeaten super middleweight Harley “Heavy Hands” Burke (7-0, 6 KOs) went the distance for the first time, taking a six round unanimous decision over Brandon Maddox (8-6, 6 KOs) in the main event Friday night at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The fight included several momentum shifts. In the end, judges had it 58-56, 59-55 and 59-55 all in favor of Burke. All of Burke’s previous fights were first round knockouts.

After the fight, Burke said, “So relieved, There was a lot of pressure for me coming into this. I haven’t gone past the first round since the amateurs back in 2018. I never fought in front of my family and friends before, all my fights were down south. So first time with the crowd, first time main event, first time going past the first round. Overwhelmed, just so happy.”

In the co-feature, unbeaten bantamweight Carlos “All In” Vanegas Nunez (6-0, 5 KOs) knockout out Ahmond Rayshaun Oates (1-2, 1 KO) in the first round. Vanegas Nunez was all business, finishing Oates with a brutal body shot at the 2:46 mark. Continue reading “Burke defeats Maddox, KO streak ends”

Unbeaten super middleweight Harley “Heavy Hands” Burke (7-0, 6 KOs) went the distance for the first time, taking a six round unanimous decision over Brandon Maddox (8-6, 6 KOs) in…
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WBA #9 Vidal remains unbeaten

Unbeaten WBA #9 middleweight Amilcar “El Pety” Vidal (16-0, 12 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over Gabriel Omar “El Loco” Díaz (11-4, 3 KOs) on Friday night at the American Boxing Gym in Montevideo, Uruguay. Hard-fought affair with Vidal prevailing 99-91, 98-92, 97-93. Scoring seemed a bit wide.

In other action, Alexandro “El Peque” Santiago (26-3-5, 13 KOs) claimed the Mexican super bantamweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over three-time world title challenger David “El Severo” Carmona (22-10, 9 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 96-94, 97-93. The bout made history for being the first time a Mexican national title has been disputed outside Mexico.

Unbeaten WBA #9 middleweight Amilcar “El Pety” Vidal (16-0, 12 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over Gabriel Omar “El Loco” Díaz (11-4, 3 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Jackson Chauke win ABU title in three rounds

By Ron Jackson

In what proved to be a mismatch South Africa’s Jackson Chauke won the African Boxing Union flyweight title when he stopped Mustafa Khalid Mkupasi from Tanzania in the third round at The Galleria in Sandton on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old Mkupasi (50.40kg) and the 37-year-old Chauke (50.65kg) both worked for openings in the first round and there was very little in it at the gong.

However, the vastly more experienced Chauke backed up his opponent in the second round trying to land with scoring punches, but Mkupasi was only intent on holding and pushing which made it difficult for the South African.

In round three Chauke picked up the pace to score with lefts and rights before he dropped Mkupasi flat on his face with a left hook. The Tanzanian was not hurt and lay on his face before he jumped up to beat the count.

Soon afterwards it came as a relief to the fans when the referee Eric Khoza stopped the one-sided action at 2 minutes and 3 seconds into the third round. Continue reading “Jackson Chauke win ABU title in three rounds”

By Ron Jackson In what proved to be a mismatch South Africa’s Jackson Chauke won the African Boxing Union flyweight title when he stopped Mustafa Khalid Mkupasi from Tanzania in…
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Gonzalez, Flores, Abduraimov KO foes

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Unbeaten super lightweight Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (13-0-1, 12 KOs) knocked out Jose Angulo (14-3, 7 KOs) with a shot to the liver in round three on Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. After two slow rounds, Gonzalez connected and it was over. Time was 2:29.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Manuel “Gucci Manny” Flores (13-0, 10 KOs) laid out Daniel Moncada (15-7-2, 5 KOs) in round three of a scheduled 8-rounder. A flush left hook to the chin ended matters at 1:35..

Unbeaten super featherweight Elnu Abduraimov (10-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Leonel Moreno (11-2-1, 9 KOs). A body shot was all it took as Abduraimov claimed the IBF North American title.

Unbeaten female flyweight Gabriela Fundora (8-0, 4 KOs) took a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Lucia Nunez (7-13, 0 KOs). Scores were 80-72 3x. Fundora is the sister of 6’5 super welterweight contender Sebastian Fundora.

Unbeaten super lightweight Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (13-0-1, 12 KOs) knocked out Jose Angulo (14-3, 7 KOs) with a shot to the liver in round three on Thursday night at the…
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Adorno KOs Monreal in two

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By Damon Gonzalez

In Saturday’s main event at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Florida, super Lightweight Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (16-1-2, 14 KOs) from Allentown, PA, demolished Roberto Almazan Monreal (10-18, 4 KOs) from Brownsville, Texas, finishing him off with an explosive punch that ended his night at the official time of 2:59 seconds of round two. Very impressive outing for Adorno.

Cruiserweight Adrian “Pretty Boy” Pinheiro (8-0, 8 KOs) from Orlando, Florida. battered Javier Gomez Rueda (21-17, 15 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico, who couldn’t step out of Pinheiro’s range got stopped in the opening round at 1:21 seconds. Continue reading “Adorno KOs Monreal in two”

By Damon Gonzalez In Saturday’s main event at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Florida, super Lightweight Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (16-1-2, 14 KOs) from Allentown, PA, demolished Roberto Almazan Monreal…
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Foster III victorious, remains unbeaten

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at Filmore in Philadelphia, Hard Hitting Promotions put on a highly competitive seven-bout card. The main event of the evening was an evenly matched eight-round- contest featuring undefeated Connecticut super featherweight William “The Silent Assassin” Foster III against Hard Hitting’s own Avery Sparrow.

This fight looked like a toss-up from the beginning as both fighters needed to make career statements. The reach advantage allowed the counter punching of Foster to seize the opening round. Sparrow wasn’t quiet though and rocked Foster III in the corner just before the bell sounded to end the round.

Rounds three through five appeared to mirror each other with Foster III taking the opening two minutes and Sparrow catching him in the closing minute of the rounds with hard hooks. Sparrow and Foster each had their moments in the later rounds. but Foster’s speed and length was the difference maker in this give-and-take battle. Sparrow did stun him several times but could not put him down.

All three judges scored the bout the same way 77-75 x 3 in favor of William Foster III who ups his record to 15-0, 9 KOs). Sparrow slips to 11-4, 4 KOs. Continue reading “Foster III victorious, remains unbeaten”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Saturday night at Filmore in Philadelphia, Hard Hitting Promotions put on a highly competitive seven-bout card. The main event of the evening was an evenly…
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