Boxing Results

Tank gets past Cruz, retains WBA title

0033 Gervonta Davis Vs Isaac Cruz
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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 26 KOs) of Baltimore retained his world title but he had his hands full in winning a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #2 Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (22-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City, Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. Continue reading “Tank gets past Cruz, retains WBA title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (29-0, 26 KOs) of Baltimore retained his world title but he had his hands full in winning a twelve…
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Fundora tops Garcia, remains unbeaten

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By Rocky Morales at ringside

In a twelve round WBC super welterweight eliminator, 23-year-old, 6’5” Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora (18-0-1, 12KO) was the unanimous decision winner over previously undefeated Sergio Garcia (33-1, 14KO). Judges scored it 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113 and it seemed closer than the first two scorecards.

It was Garcia’s first time fighting in the USA and he entered as the WBC #2 contender while Fundora entered as the WBC #4 contender. Continue reading “Fundora tops Garcia, remains unbeaten”

By Rocky Morales at ringside In a twelve round WBC super welterweight eliminator, 23-year-old, 6’5” Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora (18-0-1, 12KO) was the unanimous decision winner over previously undefeated Sergio…
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Adames defeats Derevyanchenko

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By Rocky Morales at ringside

In a hotly contested and action-packed WBC middleweight eliminator, Carlos Adames (21-1, 16KO) won a majority decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-4, 10KO) on Sunday night on the Davis-Cruz undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Judges scored the bout 95-95 even, 97-93 Adames and 96-94 Adames. Derevyanchenko during postfight interview didn’t dispute the decision. Adames entered as the WBC #9 contender at 154 pounds while Derevyanchenko entered as the WBC #2 contender at 160 pounds.

Despite the majority decision, it was Adames who controlled the action and who made the 37-year-old Derevyanchenko suddenly look old. Adames was simply too fast and was landing the more impressive punches with Derevyanchenko often in hopeless pursuit. Derevyanchenko had his moments but Adames always rebounded nicely to regain control of the bout with his long reach, superior speed and fleet footwork.

By Rocky Morales at ringside In a hotly contested and action-packed WBC middleweight eliminator, Carlos Adames (21-1, 16KO) won a majority decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-4, 10KO) on Sunday night…
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Ramirez overcomes Marriaga

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Opening up the Showtime pay per view card, super featherweight Eduardo Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico won a unanimous decision over Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (30-5, 26 KOs) on Sunday night on the Davis-Cruz undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The bout was a 130lb WBC eliminator. All three judges scored the bout 99-90. Continue reading “Ramirez overcomes Marriaga”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Opening up the Showtime pay per view card, super featherweight Eduardo Ramirez (26-2-3, 12 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico won a unanimous decision over…
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Davis-Cruz undercard results

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By Rocky Morales at ringside

Journeyman middleweight Vaughn Alexander (16-6-1, 9 KOs) was the upset split decision winner over WBA #5 rated Luis Arias (20-2-1, 9 KOs) on the Davis-Cruz undercard Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was a sometimes ugly fight with Arias deducted one point for repeatedly shouldering Alexander. After a close fight that could have gone either way, judges scored it 96-93 Arias, overruled by two scores of 96-93 for Alexander. Arias was coming off a big win over Jarret Hurd but still found himself buried off television deep on the undercard against a journeyman fighter. Continue reading “Davis-Cruz undercard results”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Journeyman middleweight Vaughn Alexander (16-6-1, 9 KOs) was the upset split decision winner over WBA #5 rated Luis Arias (20-2-1, 9 KOs) on the Davis-Cruz…
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Toyoshima keeps OPBF, WBO AP 147lb belts

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBO #13 Japan’s Ryota Toyoshima (15-2-1, 9 KOs), 146.5, successfully kept his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belts as he maintained the pressure on gutsy compatriot Shoki Sakai (26-13-2, 14 KOs), 147, and kept battering downstairs to score a unanimous decision (116-112 twice, 117-111) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Sakai, formerly campaigning under Nacho Beristein in Mexico, came home and lately zoomed up high in the JBC ratings. It was Toyoshima that hurt the durable challenger with persistent body bombardments before Sakai displayed his last surge down the stretch, which, however, was too late to overcome his early deficits on points. Continue reading “Toyoshima keeps OPBF, WBO AP 147lb belts”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBO #13 Japan’s Ryota Toyoshima (15-2-1, 9 KOs), 146.5, successfully kept his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific welterweight belts as he maintained the…
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Masson defeats Flanagan, remains unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In one of the best bouts for 2021, unbeaten cruiserweight Floyd Masson (11-0, 7 KOs) outscored two-time world cruiserweight challenger Mark Flanagan (25-8, 18 KOs) over ten rounds at the Eatons Hotel, Eatons Hill, Queensland on Saturday to capture the Australian cruiserweight title. Flanagan dropped Masson in round one, but Masson survived to outwork his more experienced opponent in most of the rounds to win a majority decision by scores of Phil Gregory 94-94, Phil Austin 96-92, Roy Saunders 96-92. Continue reading “Masson defeats Flanagan, remains unbeaten”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing In one of the best bouts for 2021, unbeaten cruiserweight Floyd Masson (11-0, 7 KOs) outscored two-time world cruiserweight challenger Mark Flanagan (25-8,…
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Haney defeats Diaz, retains WBC lightweight title

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBC lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) of Las Vegas scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (32-2-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, California, on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Haney’s speed and reach won the early rounds. JoJo came on in round four and had some good moments after that, but Haney was mostly in control. Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 116-112.

Haney came out flashy, displaying the hand speed as Diaz had slow start pawing and working the jab in the opening round. In the second, Haney kept letting his hands go with Diaz working his way in leading with the jab and getting inside getting rough. Diaz began to attack downstairs in round three, Haney continued to show hand speed outworking Diaz but the challenger appeared to be gaining ground inside. It got rough in the fourth as Diaz attempted to connect to the body shoved Haney to the ground, moments later Diaz connected with a solid straight left that got the champ’s attention. Continue reading “Haney defeats Diaz, retains WBC lightweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBC lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) of Las Vegas scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (32-2-1, 15…
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Sosa spoils Collard’s return to boxing

Junior middleweight Damian “Samurai” Sosa (19-1, 10 KOs) an eight round unanimous decision over bubble star “Cassius” Clay Collard (9-5-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stockton Auditorium in Stockton, California. Close rounds with judges preferring the aggressive Sosa 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.

Collard defeated three straight unbeaten fighters in 2020, but the clock eventually struck midnight and he dropped two straight. After a stint in MMA, Collard returned to boxing tonight.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super lightweight Manuel Jaimes (12-0-1, 10 KOs) kayoed former WBA interim super bantam champ Moises Flores (25-5-1, ) at 2:12 of round two.

Junior middleweight Damian “Samurai” Sosa (19-1, 10 KOs) an eight round unanimous decision over bubble star “Cassius” Clay Collard (9-5-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stockton Auditorium in…
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Love, McCaskill, Hrgovic victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Super lightweight prospect Montana Love (17-0-1, 9 KOs) from Cleveland stopped Carlos Diaz (29-2, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in three rounds on Saturday night in the Haney-Diaz co-feature at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Love popped the jab in the opening round as Diaz stalked attempting to get inside on Love, there was a light clash of heads but there was not cut. Love scored three knockdowns in round two and finally put him away in the third as a flurry of unanswered punches forced referee Raul Caiz Jr. to stop the fight at 1:22.

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Undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill (11-2, 3 KOs) of Chicago retained her titles by crushing Kandi Wyatt (10-4, 3 KO’s) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. McCaskill came out aggressively attacking and connecting with solid with hands snapping Wyatt’s head back. In round two, Wyatt gained her composure and used the jab but McCaskill kept coming working her way inside. Patiently boxing in round three, McCaskill connected Wyatt with a solid one-two combo. Wyatt’s face was busted up in the fourth as McCaskill picked her shots. Connecting precisely in the fifth, McCaskill took it to Wyatt and continued doing a number on her.McCaskill kept the pressure and the referee had finally seen enough stopping the fight at 19 seconds of the seventh.
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Undefeated heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (14-0, 12 KOs) stopped Emir Amatovich (10-1, 7 KOs) in three rounds. It was a slow first round but Hrgovic landed big shots on Amatovich. Patiently boxing in round two, Hrgovic dropped Amatovich twice and finished him off in round three as the referee stopped it after another knockdown at 30 seconds.
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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Super lightweight prospect Montana Love (17-0-1, 9 KOs) from Cleveland stopped Carlos Diaz (29-2, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in three rounds on Saturday night…
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Yarde KOs #1 rated Arthur in rematch

In a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, former world title challenger Anthony Yarde (22-2, 21 KOs) impressively knocked out previously unbeaten #1 rated Lyndon Arthur (19-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena in London. Yarde came out extremely aggressive and didn’t let up. No pacing himself. He punished Arthur for four rounds, getting him out of there with a huge right hand. Time was 1:27. Yarde avenges a split decision loss to Arthur 12 months ago.

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In a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, former world title challenger Anthony Yarde (22-2, 21 KOs) impressively knocked out previously unbeaten #1 rated Lyndon Arthur (19-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Knapp overcomes three knockdowns to win

By Ron Jackson

In a closely fought slugfest South Africa’s Roarke Knapp came back from three big knockdowns in the third round to stop Cape Town based Angolan Christiano Ndombassy in the fifth round to win the vacant WBA Pan African middleweight title at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night.

With both boxers coming forward throwing punches in the opening round Knapp (71.90kg) possibly did enough to shade the round and scoring with combination left and rights to the head he also won the second round. Continue reading “Knapp overcomes three knockdowns to win”

By Ron Jackson In a closely fought slugfest South Africa’s Roarke Knapp came back from three big knockdowns in the third round to stop Cape Town based Angolan Christiano Ndombassy…
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Opetaia, Hardman, Browne victorious

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #3 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (21-0, 17 KOs) stopped Daniel Russell (7-3-2, 4 KOs) in round two on Saturday at the Fortitude Valley Music Hall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Foxtel television network and Kayo Sports. Opetaia is expected to challenge IBF cruiserweight champion Mairis Breidis early in 2022, as has been ordered by the IBF.

Opetaia said, “I can’t wait man. We got this one out of the way, now we can just focus mainly on that world title shot. We’re just going to build fitter, stronger, faster every day.”

In other action, IBF #15 middleweight Issac Hardman (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped late sub Adam Stowe (6-3-2, 4 KOs) in round four of a scheduled ten round bout for the IBF Australasian and Australian title. The corner of Stowe threw the towel into the ring. Afterward, Hardman vowed “I’m going to smash that Michael Zerafa’s head in.”

Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (30-3, 26 KOs) scored a come-from-behind seventh round knockout over former Australian champion Faiga Opelu (14-3-1, 10 KOs) in a scheduled ten round bout to capture the WBA Oceana title.

Matchmaker Stuart Duncan, promoter Dean Lonergan.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #3 cruiserweight Jai Opetaia (21-0, 17 KOs) stopped Daniel Russell (7-3-2, 4 KOs) in round two on…
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Lejarraga retains Euro super welter title

European super welterweight Kerman “Revolver” Lejarraga (34-2, 26 KOs) retained his title with a spectacular ninth round KO against Jack “Quiet Storm” Flatley (17-2-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Bilbao Arena in Bilbao, Spain. Lejarraga dropped Flatley in round eight, then in the following round a massive Lejarraga right hand laid out Flatley for several minutes. No time announced.

Unbeaten lightweight Campbell Hatton (5-0, 1 KO) got his first KO against Attila Csereklye (10-25, 8 KOs). Rebounding from his controversial win over Sonni Martinez in September, Hatton dropped Csereklye twice in round one and again in round two to end it. Hatton is the son of ring great Ricky Hatton. Nine straight losses for Csereklye.

European super welterweight Kerman “Revolver” Lejarraga (34-2, 26 KOs) retained his title with a spectacular ninth round KO against Jack “Quiet Storm” Flatley (17-2-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at…
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IBF#15 Mishiro halts Nishitani in six

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Fast-rising unbeaten lightweight, IBF#15 Hironori Mishiro (11-0-1, 4 KOs), 133.5, impressively decked a fine TKO victory over formerly world-rated Kazuhiro Nishitani (21-6-1, 12 KOs), 132.75, at 2:01 of the sixth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Having scored an important win over ex-WBO champ Masayuki Ito in his previous bout, Mishiro collected another victim in Nishitani, whom he dropped with a well-timed right in round five and flattened with another vicious right in the fatal session.

In the semi-windup, Chaoz Minowa (7-3, 6 KOs), 111.75, acquired the vacant OPBF female flyweight belt by stopping Yumemi Ikemoto (7-2, no KO), 111, at 1:20 of the second round in a scheduled two-minute eight. Minowa badly decked Ikemoto with a solid left hook in second, and her follow-up prompted the referee’s intervention.

Promoter: Watanabe Promotions.

Attendance: 792 (with the JBC’s regulation at the Korakuen Hall).

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-rising unbeaten lightweight, IBF#15 Hironori Mishiro (11-0-1, 4 KOs), 133.5, impressively decked a fine TKO victory over formerly world-rated Kazuhiro Nishitani (21-6-1, 12…
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Hunter-Forrest draw, Balogun KOs Morrison

WBA #2 ranked heavyweight Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter II (20-1-2, 14 KOs) and Jerry ‘Slugger’ Forrest (26-4-2, 20 KOs) battled to a hard-fought ten round draw on Thursday night at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Forrest landed the heavier punches and busted up Hunter, but judges scored it 96-94 Hunter, 96-94 Forrest, 95-95. Forrest gets his second straight upset draw.

In a clash between undefeated heavyweights, former NFL player Mike Balogun (18-0, 14 KOs) destroyed Trey Lippe-Morrison (18-1, 17 KOs), the son of former world champion Tommy Morrison, in the first round. Balogun dropped Morrison, then swarmed him and got the referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:41.

In another clash between undefeated heavyweights, ‘Gentleman’ George Arias (17-0, 7 KOs) took a workmanlike ten round split decision over Cassius ‘C.O.G.’Chaney (21-1, 14 KOs). Arias pressed the action while Chaney never got untracked. Scores were 96-94 Chaney, 99-91, 97-93 Arias.

Heavyweight “Mighty” Joe Jones, (13-4, 9 KOs) knocked out Junior ‘Hurricane’ Wright, (18-4-1, 15 KOs) in round two. Jones floored Wright in round one and finished him 13 seconds into round two.

Light heavyweight Khainell Wheeler (6-1, 5 KOs) outscored previously undefeated Frederic “The French Revolution” Julan (12-1, 10 KOs) over six rounds. Wheeler won by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.

WBA #2 ranked heavyweight Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter II (20-1-2, 14 KOs) and Jerry ‘Slugger’ Forrest (26-4-2, 20 KOs) battled to a hard-fought ten round draw on Thursday night at…
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Mike Guy wins USNBC super middle title

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40-year-old journeyman Mike Guy (13-7-1, 6 KOs) ended a two-year drought Saturday night and surprisingly won the vacant WBC USNBC super middleweight title at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, with a ninth-round knockout win over Kendrick Ball Jr. (17-2-2, 11 KOs), headlining an eight-fight card promoted by CES Boxing.

The 5’8 Guy entered as the underdog against the 6’2 Ball, but once the bell rang Ball was no match for Guy’s aggressive, come-forward approach; Guy had little trouble working his way to the inside and eluding Ball’s jab, dropping Ball with a hard, overhand right in the opening round. Guy continued the onslaught in rounds three and four, though Ball did a better job defensively by not absorbing as much damage. Continue reading “Mike Guy wins USNBC super middle title”

40-year-old journeyman Mike Guy (13-7-1, 6 KOs) ended a two-year drought Saturday night and surprisingly won the vacant WBC USNBC super middleweight title at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts,…
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Fulton edges Figueroa in unification war

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In an action-packed super bantamweight unification clash, undefeated WBO champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton Jr. (20-0, 8 KOs) took a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBC champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa (22-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night inside Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

It was rock’em, sock’em robots as both boxers traded punches non-stop the entire fight. It was Figueroa’s activity (1,060 punches thrown) against Fulton’s accuracy (37% connect rate) and judges scored it 114-114, 116-112, 116-112 for Fulton. Rematch please.

In an action-packed super bantamweight unification clash, undefeated WBO champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton Jr. (20-0, 8 KOs) took a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten WBC champion…
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Upset: Kambosos takes down The Takeover

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In a huge upset, George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez (16-1 12 KOs) and seized his WBA, IBF, WBO, and WBC franchise on Saturday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Kambosos dropped Lopez with a big right hand at the end of round one and largely outboxed Lopez until round nine, which Lopez clearly won.
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Lopez knocked down Kambosos in round ten, but Kambosos survived. Kambosos rebounded in round eleven. In the end, scores were 115-111, 115-112 Kambosos, 114-113 Lopez.
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In a huge upset, George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo ‘The Takeover’ Lopez (16-1 12 KOs) and seized…
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Results from Las Vegas

Unbeaten super bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Eduardo Baez (20-2-2, 7 KOs) in the Fulton-Figueroa co-feature on Saturday night inside Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 98-92.

Unbeaten bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell (19-0, 12 KOs) had his hands full with Alexandro Santiago (24-3-5, 13 KOs). It was all out war for ten rounds with Russell taking a razor-thin majority decision. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.

Unbeaten super bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Eduardo Baez (20-2-2, 7 KOs) in the Fulton-Figueroa co-feature on Saturday night inside Dolby…
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Ogawa punishes Fuzile, wins IBF 130lb title

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In a clash for the vacant IBF super featherweight title, Kenichi Ogawa (26-1-1, 28 KOs) won a brutal twelve round unanimous decision over Azinga Fuzile (15-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night in the Lopez-Kambosos co-feature at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ogawa dropped Fuzile hard in round five, but Fuzile survived. Ogawa dropped Fuzile twice in round twelve to punctuate a 115-110, 115-110, 114-111 victory.

In a clash for the vacant IBF super featherweight title, Kenichi Ogawa (26-1-1, 28 KOs) won a brutal twelve round unanimous decision over Azinga Fuzile (15-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday…
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Pulev crushes Mir in Triad fight

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By Jeff Zimmerman at triadside

In the main event of the inaugural Triad Combat, former heavyweight boxing world title contender Kubrat Pulev stopped former 2X UFC heavyweight champ on his feet in the first round at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, in front of 20K plus raucous fans that included a concert from heavy metal band Metallica. Team Rampage won 14-11 over Team Shannon.

Pulev showed he was clearly better on his feet than the Brazilian jiujitsu specialist Mir as he landed early to the head and body of Mir. Mir showed good movement and even got Pulez in a clinch, but soon after Pulev was able to get Mir off him. And with one second left in round one of the scheduled 9, Pulev landed an overhand right that was quickly followed up by a left hook that sent Mir to the ropes as he appeared to be out on his feet. Referee Dan Miragliotta looked at Mir closely and waved it off with Mir still standing. Continue reading “Pulev crushes Mir in Triad fight”

By Jeff Zimmerman at triadside In the main event of the inaugural Triad Combat, former heavyweight boxing world title contender Kubrat Pulev stopped former 2X UFC heavyweight champ on his…
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Zhang returns with win

Unbeaten 6’6 heavyweight Zhilei “The Big Bang” Zhang (23-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a second round TKO over journeyman Craig Lewis (14-5-1 8 KOs) on Saturday night on the Lopez-Kambosos undercard at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Zhang, 38, dropped Lewis twice in round two and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:10.

Unbeaten featherweight Raymond Ford (10-0-1, 6 KOs) dominated and stopped Felix Caraballo (13-4-2 9 KOs) in round eight. The ref waved it off at 2:10.

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Ramla Ali W4 Isela Vera (super bantamweight)
Christina Cruz W6 Maryguenn Vellinga (flyweight)
Anthony Herrera TKO2 Jonathan Herrera (bantamweight)

Unbeaten 6’6 heavyweight Zhilei “The Big Bang” Zhang (23-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a second round TKO over journeyman Craig Lewis (14-5-1 8 KOs) on Saturday night on the Lopez-Kambosos undercard…
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Matsunaga halts Yada in six

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Japanese 154-pound champ Hironobu Matsunaga (20-1, 13 KOs), 155.25, engaged in a non-title go with former welter ruler Ryota Yada (20-8, 17 KOs), 152.25, and lopsidedly battered him en route to a well-received stoppage at 2:49 of the sixth round in a scheduled eight on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Matsunaga, a stout-built southpaw bulldozer, kept whipping the ex-champ from the outset, weakened him in every round and finally accelerated his attack to prompt the referee’s intervention. The victor Matsunaga said he would renounce his national belt, while the loser Yada announced to call it quits. Continue reading “Matsunaga halts Yada in six”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Japanese 154-pound champ Hironobu Matsunaga (20-1, 13 KOs), 155.25, engaged in a non-title go with former welter ruler Ryota Yada (20-8, 17 KOs), 152.25,…
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Cruz retains WBA title, Fiero gets TKO

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WBA female featherweight champion Erika Cruz (14-1, 3 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Melissa Esquivel (12-2-1, 4 KOs) to retain her world title on Friday night at the International Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Scores were 97-93 Esquivel, 97-93, 98-92 Cruz..

NABO lightweight titleholder Angel Fierro (19-1, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Cristian Bielma (18-4-1, 7 KOs). The free-swinging Fierro cracked Biela with a massive overhand right in round four. Bielma turned his back and the bout was immediately stopped. Time was 2:08. WBO #8 Fierro is trained by Erik Morales.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, Aaron Silva (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Raul Salomon (8-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 78-73, 78-74. Silva scored a knockdown in round three.

Super lightweight Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (24-2-1, KOs) stopped Juan Jimenez (30-20-3, 20 KOs) at 1:59 of the first round.

WBA female featherweight champion Erika Cruz (14-1, 3 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Melissa Esquivel (12-2-1, 4 KOs) to retain her world title on Friday night at…
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