Boxing Results

Takesako defeats Hosokawa, wins OPBF 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako (12-0-1, 11 KOs), 159.75, dethroned OPBF 160-pound ruler Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (12-5-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, as he pounded out a nearly shutout decision (120-108, 119-109 twice) over twelve lopsided rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

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The hard-punching national titlist Kazuto swarmed over the taller slow starter from the outset, battering him from all angles. After the eighth, the open scoring system read 80-72 for all the judges since what Charlie could do was to repeatedly grab the by far more aggressive foe. The durable Charlie, the younger brother of former national 140-pound champ Valentine Hosokawa, attempted to demonstrate his last surge from the tenth, but couldn’t overcome his huge deficits on points against the monotonous but more powerful challenger.

The victor Takesako now holds both the OPBF and national belts.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese middleweight champ Kazuto Takesako (12-0-1, 11 KOs), 159.75, dethroned OPBF 160-pound ruler Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (12-5-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, as he…
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WBO #10 Inoue halts Su, retains WBO AP 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The semi-windup on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, saw WBO Asia Pacific junior middleweight titleholder Takeshi Inoue (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 153, easily kept his regional belt with his TKO victory over Chinese Cheng Su (14-3-1, 8 KOs), a 5’11” hard-hitting southpaw at 153.75, at the end of the second session as the loser gave up fighting in the corner after hitting the deck each once in the first two sessions.

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WBO#10/IBF#14 Takeshi previously failed to win the WBO belt in Houston, where he lopsidedly lost to Jaime Munguia on points but admirably refused to go down in January of the previous year.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The semi-windup on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, saw WBO Asia Pacific junior middleweight titleholder Takeshi Inoue (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 153, easily kept his…
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Stunner: Rosario dethrones J-Rock for WBA, IBF titles

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In the main event at the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus in North Philly, Jeison Rosario of Santo Domingo, DR, 20-1-1, 14 KOs, shocked West Philly’s Julian Williams, 27-2-1, 16 KOs, scoring a fifth round TKO and stripping Williams of his IBF, WBA and IBO titles.

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Williams comfortably won the first round. However, Rosario cut Williams over the left eye in round two and kicked his game into high gear. The challenger continued to land well for the next few rounds while Williams pawed at his bleeding eye and did his best to battle his way back into the fight. Williams landed several good shots, but Rosario kept coming – and landing. In the fifth round, Rosario landed an extended volley that appeared to weaken the champ. Williams slipped to the canvas and was clearly hurt when he struggled to regain his feet. The trip to the canvas was not ruled a knockdown. When the fight resumed, Rosario jumped right on Williams and continued to land with authority. Finally a vicious right uppercut speared Williams on the chin and another left landed as he fell to the canvas.

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Referee Benjy Esteves stopped the fight as Williams tried to rise. The time of the big upset and spoiled homecoming was 1:37 of round five. This was Williams’ first title defense and Rosario’s first try at a world title. Continue reading “Stunner: Rosario dethrones J-Rock for WBA, IBF titles”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In the main event at the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus in North Philly, Jeison Rosario of Santo Domingo, DR,…
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Colbert beats Corrales for WBA interim 130lb belt

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In the 12-round co-feature bout, Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert, 14-0, 5 KOs, captured the vacant interim WBA junior lightweight title belt with a lopsided decision over Jezreel Corrales of Panama, 23-4, 9 KOs on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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After nine slow-moving rounds, the fight finally picked up in round ten when Colbert dropped Corrales with a left hook-right cross combo. Then in the eleventh Colbert shoved Corrales completely out of the ring, prompting referee to Shawn Clark issue a warning. The two boxers closed the fight with an active final round. Colbert took the decision by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 twice.

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By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In the 12-round co-feature bout, Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert, 14-0, 5 KOs, captured the vacant interim WBA junior lightweight title belt with a…
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Ex-champ Alvarez KOs Seals in seven

Photos/Report: Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Alvarez ended a tactical fight with he connected with a massive right hand to put seals down for the count. Time was 3:00.
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After the fight Alvarez said, “During training camp, we practiced {the right hand} over and over. My trainer was mad at me at first because I wasn’t doing what he was asking. Finally, we got the knockout…I was out of the ring for 11 months. I wanted to come back as the fighter that beat Kovalev, and this is what we practiced for.”

Lightweight Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (26-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Manuel Rey Rojas (18-4, 5 KOs), his first bout since linking up with new trainer Ismael Salas. Workmanlike performance with Verdejo outboxing Rojas for the duration. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 98-92.
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“I give myself a ‘C.’” said Verdejo afterward. “I want to keep working hard and keep developing because I want to look like an ‘A’ fighter. I have the desire. I have the hunger. I’m going to keep working hard for all the Puerto Ricans and all the Boricuas.” Continue reading “Ex-champ Alvarez KOs Seals in seven”

Photos/Report: Boxing Bob Newman Former WBO light heavyweight world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals (24-3, 18 KOs)…
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Undercard Results from Philadelphia

By John DiSanto at ringside

Junior middleweight Joey Spencer, 10-0, 7 KOs, Linden, MI, pitched a shutout against Reading, PA’s Erik Spring, 13-4-1, 1 KO, in a 6-rounder. Spencer chased Spring, loading up on every punch he threw, but the fight never really ignited. Spencer just piled up points and kept pressing. Finally in the closing seconds, Spencer whacked Spring with a left hook that staggered him to the ropes. It was the best punch of the fight and the only time Spencer’s touted power was on display on this night. It looked like he had Spring, however time ran out and Spencer had to settle for a points win. The scores were all 60-54. The referee was Eric Dali.

Mexican Jorge Cota, 30-4, 27 KOs, stopped Thomas LaManna, 28-3-1, 10 KOs, Millville, NJ, in round five of their scheduled 10-round junior middleweight contest. Cota controlled the action and administered a thorough beating while it lasted. LaManna landed a few clean shots but it wasn’t enough to stop Cota from chugging forward and landing consistently. As early as round one, LaManna’s face showed wear and tear, and it only got worse as the bout progressed. Finally in round five, LaManna’s corner asked for the stoppage and referee Gary Rosato complied. The time was 1:22 of the fifth.

In a 4-round welterweight fight, Vito Mielnicki of Roseland, NJ, 4-0, 3 KOs, was extended to the limit for the first time as a professional by Preston Wilson of Parkersburg, WV, 6-4-1, 4 KOs. Although he failed to score his fourth straight knockout, Mielnicki swept all four rounds and won the unanimous decision by three scores of 40-36. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Philadelphia”

By John DiSanto at ringside Junior middleweight Joey Spencer, 10-0, 7 KOs, Linden, MI, pitched a shutout against Reading, PA’s Erik Spring, 13-4-1, 1 KO, in a 6-rounder. Spencer chased…
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Formella retains IBO title, Kadiru wins by TKO

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IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) of Germany soundly defeated Nicaraguan Roberto Arriaza (18-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the sold out Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
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Arriaza started out strong landing some very solid overhand rights. It actually looked like he was on his way to pulling off the upset. Formella completely turned the fight around by the midway point beating Arriaza at all facets, outboxing him and actually beating him to the punch in exchanges. Although never really hurting Arriaza, he comfortably racked up the points en route to the unanimous decision. The official judges’ scorecards 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (7-0, 3 KOs) of Germany excited the hometown fans with a thrilling sixth round TKO over Czech Tomas Salek (11-2, 9 KOs).

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Photos: Team SES / Gercke + Helmke IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) of Germany soundly defeated Nicaraguan Roberto Arriaza (18-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Shishkin, Ergashev, O’Quinn still unbeaten

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, Vladimir Shishkin (10-0, 6 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Ulises Sierra (15-1-2, 9 KOs) on Friday night live at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Shishkin pressed the action en route to a 100-90, 99-91, 99-91 verdict.

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Unbeaten super lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev (18-0, 16 KOs) needed just 92 seconds to stop Adrian Estrella (29-4, 24 KOs). Ergashev landed a left hook to the body that put Estrella down for the count.

Unbeaten bantamweight Ja’Rico O’Quinn (14-0-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Oscar Vasquez (15-3-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round contest. Scores were 79-73 3x.

The card was the 250th edition of ShoBox, the prospect-oriented series that has featured 81 future world champions since its inception in 2001.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, Vladimir Shishkin (10-0, 6 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Ulises Sierra (15-1-2, 9 KOs) on Friday night live…
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Munguia stops O’Sullivan in middleweight bow

Now campaigning at middleweight, unbeaten former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Munguia rocked O’Sullivan in round one and threw hard shots throughout the fight. O’Sullivan was able to exploit Munguia’s defensive shortcomings at times. Munguia was deducted a point for a low blow in round six. O’Sullivan went down in round seven from another shot ruled a low blow, then took more punishment. Munguia finally battered O’Sullivan to the deck to end it as his corner threw in the towel at 2:17 of round eleven.

Former WBC female heavyweight champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (13-0-1, 9 KOs) moved down to super middleweight to dethrone WBC and WBO female world champion Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KOs) by ten round split decision. Jimenez walked down Crews-Dezurn early, and Crews-Dezurn rallied down the stretch. Scores were 97-93, 98-92 Jimenez, 97-92 Crews-Dezurn. Continue reading “Munguia stops O’Sullivan in middleweight bow”

Now campaigning at middleweight, unbeaten former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Smith dominates Hart, wins split decision

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (25-3, 20 KOs) dominated Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night before a crowd of 3,415 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, but only won by split decision.

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The harder-hitting Smith aggressively pressed the action while Hart tried with limited success to operate from outside. Smith rocked Hart in round four, dropped him in round seven, then punished him the rest of the way. Scores were 97-92, 98-91 for Smith, and a bizarre 95-94 for Hart.

Hart had vowed to avenge Hall of Fame Bernard Hopkins’ loss to Smith in 2016, but instead Smith made it 2-0 against Philly.

In a clash between unbeaten super middleweights, Steven “Stone Cold” Nelson (16-0, 12 KOs) won by eighth round TKO over Cem Kilic (14-1, 9 KOs). Terence Crawford stablemate Nelson progressively broke down Kilic until Kilic’s trainer Buddy McGirt got on the ring apron to protect his fighter from further damage. Time was 1:44. Continue reading “Smith dominates Hart, wins split decision”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (25-3, 20 KOs) dominated Jesse Hart (26-3, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night before a crowd of 3,415…
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Ennis stops Eyubov, Shields outpoints Habazin

On the first televised U.S. card of 2020, unbeaten WBO #13, IBF #15 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-2-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.

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It looked like it would be an early night when Ennis dropped Eyubov twice in round one. Eyubov began doing some damage in round two, although Ennis still dominated. The bout was eventually stopped in round four on the order of Commissioner Larry Hazzard, even though the very tough Eyubov was still game and in no way ready to quit. Time was :34.

Undisputed women’s middleweight champion Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former welterweight champion Ivana Habazin (20-4, 7 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBC and WBO 154-pound world titles.

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Shields was stronger and faster, beating on Habazin like a drum. Shields scored her first career knockdown when Habazin took a knee in round six. Scores were 99-89, 100-90, 100-89. Shields has now won world titles in three divisions.

In a women’s super middleweight unification, IBF champion Erin Cederroos (8-0, 4 KOs) won a close ten round unanimous decision over WBA champion Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa (12-2, 7 KOs).

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The much taller Cederroos dropped Napoleon-Espinosa with a left hook in round two and that was the margin of victory. Scores were 95-94 3x.

Heavyweight Apti Davtaev (19-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Keith Barr (20-13-1, 8 KOs).

On the first televised U.S. card of 2020, unbeaten WBO #13, IBF #15 welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-2-1, 12…
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Vidal KOs Reyna in round one

A boxing card took place Saturday night at the Radisson Victoria Plaza in Montevideo, Uruguay.

In the ten round main event, local middleweight favorite Amilcar Vidal (11-0, 10 KOs) of Uruguay remained unbeaten by stopping previously undefeated Leopoldo Reyna (9-1, 4 KOs) of Mexico. Vidal had Reyna in trouble in the first 30 seconds where Reyna was wobbled by a left hook and the referee issued a standing 8 count. Then at the 2:00 mark, Reyna again staggered where the referee issued another standing 8 count. Moments later Vidal battered Reyna a bit more against the ropes where the referee rightfully waved the fight off.

In the 12 round co-feature, super lightweight Juan Jose Velasco (21-2, 13 KOs) stopped countryman Leonardo Fabio Amitrano (16-5, 12 KOs) by KO in round five. A left hook landed by Velasco in a heated exchange dropped Amitrano, who did not beat the count. Velasco won the South American title.

A boxing card took place Saturday night at the Radisson Victoria Plaza in Montevideo, Uruguay. In the ten round main event, local middleweight favorite Amilcar Vidal (11-0, 10 KOs) of…
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First Boxing Results of 2020

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Bradley Farmer’s Bull Battles Boxing and Family Ties Promotions put on a 5-bout card in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison, Ohio on Friday night at The Blue Note Events Center. “Freshman Contenders” was headlined by Cincinnati’s undefeated welterweight Quashawn Toler and entered the record books as the first fight card of 2020 anywhere in the world.

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Welterweights Quashawn Toler (Cincinnati) and “Cassius” Clay Collard (Las Vegas, by way of Cache City, Utah) saved the night in terms of drama, action, excitement and quality boxing.

Toler was the draw on this night, entering the ring with a gaudy 9-0, 7 KOs record, to Collard’s more pedestrian 4-2-3, 1 KO mark. But records can be deceiving, as the saying goes. Continue reading “First Boxing Results of 2020”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Bradley Farmer’s Bull Battles Boxing and Family Ties Promotions put on a 5-bout card in the Cincinnati suburb of Harrison, Ohio on Friday night…
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Ioka edges Cintron, keeps WBO 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Japanese champ Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs), 115, barely kept his belt by eking out a close but unanimous verdict over previously unbeaten top contender Jeyvier Cintron (11-1-1NC), 114.75, two-time Olympian from Puerto Rico, over twelve Tom-and-Jerry rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.  The official tallies were as follows: Wes Melton (US) and Philip Austin (Australia) both 116-112, and Julio Cesar Alvarado (Panama) 115-113, all in favor of the defending champ.

In earlier rounds, the much taller puzzling southpaw Cintron made good use of his reach and swift footwork, outpunching Ioka with precision.  But Ioka, six years his senior at 30, accelerated his attack in later rounds, aiming at the breadbasket that sometimes looked effective.  Sensing it was so close, Jeyvier became aggressive in the final session, but his last surge wasn’t enough to dethrone the four-division champion Kazuto.  The referee was Tony Weeks (US).

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Japanese champ Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs), 115, barely kept his belt by eking out a close but unanimous verdict…
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Tanaka flattens Wulan, keeps WBO 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Unbeaten three-division champ Kosei Tanaka (15-0, 9 KOs), 112, impressively retained his WBO flyweight belt when he beautifully flattened China’s Wulan Tuolehazi (13-4-1, 6 KOs), 112, with a single uppercut at 2:29 of the third round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.  Tanaka, making his third defense in his third reign as a 112-pounder, maintained the pressure from the outset and kept jabbing against the cautious Chinese challenger.  Being in command in the first two rounds with his aggressiveness, Tanaka, in round three, turned loose and connected with a lethal uppercut, which had Wulan flattened on the deck.  Jose Rivera, Puerto Rico, tolled the fatal ten over the fallen loser.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Unbeaten three-division champ Kosei Tanaka (15-0, 9 KOs), 112, impressively retained his WBO flyweight belt when he beautifully flattened China’s…
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Yoshida defeats Shi, keeps WBO female 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Busy-punching Miyo Yoshida (14-1, no KO), 114.75, barely kept her WBO female 115-pound belt by winning a unanimous but unimpressive decision (97-92, 99-91, 98-90) over Chinese challenger Li-Ping Shi (5-3, 2 KOs), 112.35, over ten on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.  They kept holding and clinching all the way in the first half, and Yoshida was more aggressive, if not effective, in the second half.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Busy-punching Miyo Yoshida (14-1, no KO), 114.75, barely kept her WBO female 115-pound belt by winning a unanimous but unimpressive…
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Ramonal sinks Kuga, wins vacant WBO AP 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Filipino underdog Jhunriel Ramonal (17-8-6, 10 KOs), 121.5, surprisingly acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 122-pound belt as he landed a vicious right cross over prohibitive favorite and Japanese national champ Yusaku Kuga (14-4-1, 13 KOs), 122, and had him counted out at 1:24 into the opening session of a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having upset then world-rated Shingo Wake here this October, Ramonal was given an opportunity to fight Kuga for the vacant belt, but none had expected his victory over the Japanese knockout artist. But it was Jhunriel that registered a spectacular KO victory beneath the world title tripleheader before the stunned crowd at the Ota-city General Gymnasium.

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Filipino underdog Jhunriel Ramonal (17-8-6, 10 KOs), 121.5, surprisingly acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 122-pound belt as he landed…
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Unbeaten Shigeoka finishes WBA#4 Loreto, keeps WBO AP 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda (to come soon)

Unbeaten prospect with an excellent amateur mark of 59-1, Ginjiro Shigeoka (5-0, 4 KOs), 105, successfully made his initial defense of the WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight belt, when he impressively knocked out WBA#4 Rey Loreto (25-15, 17 KOs), 105, with an eye-catching left cross to have the Filipino veteran out for the count at 2:13 of the fifth round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Unbeaten Shigeoka finishes WBA#4 Loreto, keeps WBO AP 105lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda (to come soon) Unbeaten prospect with an excellent amateur mark of 59-1, Ginjiro Shigeoka (5-0, 4 KOs), 105, successfully made his initial defense of…
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Tank KOs Gamboa in 12 for WBA lightweight title

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In a clash for the vacant WBA lightweight belt, WBA #1 rated Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over #2 Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” Gamboa (30-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Davis started fast, dropping Gamboa in round two. Between rounds, Gamboa complained about a problem with his shoe, which broke during the knockdown. He continued to fight with his mobility impaired. Davis landed some big shots in round five, but the 38-year-old Gamboa took them well. Davis dropped Gamboa again in round eight during a good exchange. They went two-to-toe in the final round and Davis dropped Gamboa again to end it. Time was 1:17.

After the fight, Davis said he gives his performance a C+, adding “I’m the top dog and as you know there’s no safety on this block so bring ‘em on,” referring to Vasyl Lomachenko and Leo Santa Cruz. Continue reading “Tank KOs Gamboa in 12 for WBA lightweight title”

Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME In a clash for the vacant WBA lightweight belt, WBA #1 rated Gervonta “Tank” Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over #2 Yuriorkis “El…
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Pascal retains WBA light heavy title by split decision

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WBA light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KOs) barely retained his title by twelve round split decision against WBA #11 Badou Jack “The Ripper” (22-3-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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It was an exciting fight that featured fast and furious exchanges. Pascal started fast and dropped Jack with a big overhand right hand in round four. The frantic pace gradually slowed over the second half of the fight until Jack came to life dropping Pascal with a series of rights in the final round. Scores were 114-112 for Jack, 114-112, 114-112 for Pascal.

“I won this fight, it was a close fight but I won it,” said the 37-year-old Pascal afterward. Continue reading “Pascal retains WBA light heavy title by split decision”

Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME WBA light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KOs) barely retained his title by twelve round split decision against WBA #11 Badou Jack “The Ripper” (22-3-3, 13…
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Thompson upsets ex-champ Uzcategui

In his super middleweight debut, former light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (22-5, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF world champion and 10:1 favorite Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (29-4, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson dropped Uzcategui with a straight right at the end of the first round. Thompson was deducted a point for holding in round four. Uzcategui brought the pressure but was also hit cleanly quite often by Thompson. Scores were 95-94, 96-92, 96-92.

In his super middleweight debut, former light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (22-5, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF world champion and 10:1 favorite Jose…
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Leo stops Juarez in IBF 122lb eliminator

Unbeaten IBF #9 super bantamweight Angelo Leo (19-0, 9 KOs) impressively won by eleventh round KO over former world title challenger and #4 rated Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (25-8, 19 KOs) in an IBF world title eliminator on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Leo dropped Juarez twice in round six, but Juarez made it out of the round. Leo dropped Juarez again in round eleven ad the bout was halted. Tim was 1:12.

In a clash between undefeated super lightweights, Malik Hawkins (18-0, 11 KOs) was victorious in round five when Darwin Price (16-1, 9 KOs) appeared to blow out a knee. Time was 1:18. Good fight while it lasted.

Light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (20-1, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage over 38-year-old veteran Brian Vera (26-16, 16 KOs). Good two-way action with Elbiali getting the better of it, battering Vera to the canvas to end it.

Unbeaten lightweight Jackson Martinez (19-0, 7 KOs) halted Yardley Cruz (26-15, 16 KOs) in round two.

Unbeaten IBF #9 super bantamweight Angelo Leo (19-0, 9 KOs) impressively won by eleventh round KO over former world title challenger and #4 rated Cesar “Corazon” Juarez (25-8, 19 KOs)…
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Goulamirian stops Bejenaru, retains WBA cruiser belt

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WBA cruiserweight super champion Arsen Goulamirian (26-0, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten Constantin Bejenaru (14-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France.
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The smaller, quicker Bejenaru continually beat Goulamirian to the punch while Goulamirian looked for the big punch. After being outworked for much of the fight, Goulamirian finally dropped Bejenaru with a short left hook in round nine. Bejenaru survived a fierce Goulamirian follow-up barrage to finish the round, but he was done and the fight was stopped in the corner.

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Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA cruiserweight super champion Arsen Goulamirian (26-0, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten Constantin Bejenaru (14-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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WBA #11 Dylan Charrat remains unbeaten

Unbeaten WBA #11 super welterweight Dylan Charrat (20-0-1, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Dmitry Mikhaylenko (23-6, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France. Charrat progressively broke down the very tough Mikhaylenko and got a referee’s stoppage in round eight.

Super welterweight Ahmed El Mousaoui (32-3-1, 7 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Vaghinak Tamrazyan (16-7, 5 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 98-92.

Unbeaten WBA #11 super welterweight Dylan Charrat (20-0-1, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Dmitry Mikhaylenko (23-6, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports in…
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Gonzalez defeats Ishida in IBF 115lb eliminator

By Joe Koizumi

Two-time world challenger, aggressive Mexican Israel Gonzalez (25-3, 11 KOs), 114.5, decked an important victory in the IBF junior bantam eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger as he defeated IBF#5 Sho Ishida (28-2, 15 KOs), 114.5, by a split but well-received decision (116-112, 115-113 for Gonzalez, 112-116 for Ishida) over twelve unanimous-like rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan.

Gonzalez Ishida
Photo: Boxing Beat

Gonzalez previously failed to win the world belts, losing to IBF ruler Jerwin Ancajas in February 2018 and to Khalid Yafai in November 2018, while Ishida was also unsuccessful to win the WBA belt from Khalid Yafai in October 2017. Continue reading “Gonzalez defeats Ishida in IBF 115lb eliminator”

By Joe Koizumi Two-time world challenger, aggressive Mexican Israel Gonzalez (25-3, 11 KOs), 114.5, decked an important victory in the IBF junior bantam eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger as…
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