Boxing Results

Akhmedov stops Escalante in four

Unbeaten light heavyweight Ali Akhmedov (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jorge “El Bandido” Escalante (9–2, 6 KOs) headlining Wednesday night’s “Hollywood Fight Nights” series at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Akhmedov, under the tutelage of trainer Abel Sanchez, dropped Escalante at the end of round three, and got a referee’s stoppage in round four. Time was 1:43.

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Photo: Tom Hogan/360 Promotions

Welterweight prospect Abraham Lopez (10-1-1, 3 KOs), training out of the Wild Card Boxing Gym, outscored previously unbeaten Gloferson Ortizo (12-1-1, 6 KOs) over six rounds. Lopez overcame a nasty cut to post a 60-54, 59-55, 59-55 victory. Continue reading “Akhmedov stops Escalante in four”

Unbeaten light heavyweight Ali Akhmedov (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jorge “El Bandido” Escalante (9–2, 6 KOs) headlining Wednesday night’s “Hollywood Fight Nights” series at the…
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Results from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Two early stoppages highlighted Friday night’s boxing card at Sacramento’s Double Tree Hotel. The card, promoted by Nasser Niavaroni, was comprised mainly of preliminary-level boxers from local or regional areas in Northern California.

Results: David Melgoza UD-4 over Cristopher Inocencio, welterweights; Malikai Johnson KO-1 over Anthony Torres, super-featherweights; Will Villa UD-4 over Somethonit Phoumychack, super-welterweights; Jorge Chavez UD-4 over Aaron Hamilton, super-middleweights; Derry Noble KO-1 over Cristihan Reyes, bantamweights; Ivan Vergara UD-4 over George Carranza, super-featherweights; Ruben Torres UD-4 over Anthony Hernandez, middleweights.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Two early stoppages highlighted Friday night’s boxing card at Sacramento’s Double Tree Hotel. The card, promoted by Nasser Niavaroni, was comprised mainly of preliminary-level boxers…
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Zorrilla, Oquendo annihilate foes

The first opportunity as a headliner came to the Puerto Rican rising star Danielito Zorrilla quite early in his career. And on Saturday night, Zorrilla showed why Miguel Cotto Promotions gave him that entrust in just his eighth professional fight after annihilating in just two rounds of dangerous Colombian Luis Eduardo Florez at the Sports Complex Nilmarie Santini in San Juan. In the co-feature, former featherweight world title challenger Jonathan Oquendo mauled Daulis Prescott in two rounds. Continue reading “Zorrilla, Oquendo annihilate foes”

The first opportunity as a headliner came to the Puerto Rican rising star Danielito Zorrilla quite early in his career. And on Saturday night, Zorrilla showed why Miguel Cotto Promotions…
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Leapai stops Izonritei in one

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Alex Leapai (32-7-4, 26 KOs) scored a sensational round one round knockout over Roger Izonritei (12-7-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Referee Steve Marshall crowned Leapai at 2:59.

“We have received interest for fights against leading heavyweights, Cuban Luis Ortiz, and Britain’s Dereck Chisora and we’re pushing for another big fight in Germany or Russia,” Leapai’s trainer Noel Thornberry told the Courier Mail. “Alex is very well known in Russia because he beat their world #1 Denis Boytsov to get the fight with Klitschko. But we don’t have time to waste. Alex will be 39 shortly so we have to make every chance count!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Alex Leapai (32-7-4, 26 KOs) scored a sensational round one round knockout over Roger Izonritei (12-7-1, 11 KOs) on…
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Heavyweight Corbin wins in Dallas, still unbeaten

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Wap Penson/Gamehead Media

Heavyweight Greg Corbin (16-0, 10 KOs) patiently walked down Homero Fonseca (14-9-3, 4 KOs) landing an occasional jab and right hand before Fonseca determined he had enough in the main event at the River Ranch Texas Horse Park in Dallas, Texas. After three uneventful rounds, Fonseca did not get off the stool for the 4th round and Corbin came away with the vacant IBF / USBA Gulf Coast heavyweight title in front of a raucous crowd.
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Corbin, out of Dallas, has been a pro since 2012 fighting mostly in Dallas and next store in Louisiana. He clearly has the size and physical attributes of the top heavyweights of the division but has never burst on to the national scene. At 37, the clock is ticking for Corbin to land some big career defining fights. Fonseca didn’t show much though to gauge where Corbin is at this stage of his career. Continue reading “Heavyweight Corbin wins in Dallas, still unbeaten”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Wap Penson/Gamehead Media Heavyweight Greg Corbin (16-0, 10 KOs) patiently walked down Homero Fonseca (14-9-3, 4 KOs) landing an occasional jab and right hand before Fonseca…
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Perez, Prado victorious in Hobbs, NM

By David Finger at ringside

It goes without saying that New Mexico is a hotbed of great fighters and great fight cards, but it often comes as a surprise to casual boxing fans that one of New Mexico’s strongest fight towns is Hobbs, located in the Southeast corner of the state. But thanks to Isidro Castillo’s School of Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions, Lea County has quickly emerged as one of New Mexico’s most successful boxing towns. Saturday night (August 4th) saw Castillo and School of Hard Knocks continue their proud tradition of putting on excellent boxing in the Permian Basin with an action-packed card that featured a pair of local light heavyweights in the main event as well as a world class prospect in Aaron Perez on the undercard.

In the most notable fight of the night undefeated Aaron “Angel Baby” Perez proved that he is more than just a decent regional prospect as he scored a rare fourth round stoppage over the durable Gene Perez of Belen, New Mexico in a lightweight fight. Continue reading “Perez, Prado victorious in Hobbs, NM”

By David Finger at ringside It goes without saying that New Mexico is a hotbed of great fighters and great fight cards, but it often comes as a surprise to…
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Nelson Scores Knockout In Sterling, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Ashburn, VA middleweight Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson wowed her hometown fans at the Michael and Son Sportsplex at Dulles in Sterling, VA with a sixth-round TKO of Tiffany “The Terminator” Woodard of Wilson, NC in the main event of the Ponytail Promotions card.

The two combatants fought on relatively even terms for the first four rounds as they exchanged punches in close quarters. Woodard tried to engage Nelson verbally but Nelson stuck to her game plan of staying with her jab. In the fifth round, Nelson found a home with her body shots which made Woodard take steps backwards. Continue reading “Nelson Scores Knockout In Sterling, VA”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Ashburn, VA middleweight Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson wowed her hometown fans at the Michael and Son Sportsplex at Dulles in Sterling, VA with a…
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Alvarez KOs Kovalev to win WBO 175lb title

By John DiSanto at ringside

Challenger Eleider “Storm” Alvarez, 24-0, 12 KOs, shocked light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 32-3-1, 28 KOs, with a burst of power in round seven of their scheduled 12 round title bout in Atlantic City.

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Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Alvarez, behind on the scorecards, caught the champion with a long right hand in the seventh that deposited Kovalev on the seat of his pants. Sergey got up, but Alvarez did not let him off the hook. The Colombian landed a left-right combination that sent Kovalev to the canvas again. The champion rose a second time, but with the round winding down, Alvarez sent him to the floor for a third time with a three-punch series. When Kovalev hit the deck, referee David Fields halted the fight at 2:45 of round seven. The upset TKO earned Alvarez the WBO and IBA titles and shook up the 175-pound division. At the time of the stoppage, Kovalev was ahead 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.

The 10-bout card was promoted by Main Events and the two light heavyweight title fights were televised live on HBO.

By John DiSanto at ringside Challenger Eleider “Storm” Alvarez, 24-0, 12 KOs, shocked light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, 32-3-1, 28 KOs, with a burst of power in round seven…
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Bivol decisions Chilemba to retain WBA 175lb title

By John DiSanto at ringside

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, 14-0, 11 KOs, retained his title with a workmanlike 12-round unanimous over sturdy South African Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba, 25-6-2, 10 KOs, on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

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Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Bivol, St. Petersburg, Russia, showed flashes of his lauded power early in the fight, but as the rounds progressed, he settled into a less dangerous approach to the fight. Before long he appeared to be fighting one-handed, prompting some ringsiders to wonder if the champ had injured his right hand. The right surfaced occasionally, but it was his left that accounted for most of his activity. Chilemba used a good left jab as his primary weapon, and lasted the full distance, as he had done against Sergey Kovalev two years ago. The victory, although rather ordinary, still kept Bivol on track for an eventual showdown with Kovalev. The scores for Bivol were 116-112 and 120-108 twice.

By John DiSanto at ringside WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, 14-0, 11 KOs, retained his title with a workmanlike 12-round unanimous over sturdy South African Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba,…
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Berto edges Alexander, Quillin tops Love

In a clash of former welterweight world champions, Andre Berto (32-1, 24 KOs) won a split decision over Devon Alexander (27–5, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at NYCB LIVE in Uniondale, New York. Alexander started strong and dropped Berto in round three. Berto came on late. Scores were 114-113 Alexander, 115-112, 115-112 Berto.

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Former WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KOs), now fighting at super middleweight, scored a ten round unanimous decision over J’leon Love (24-2-1, 13 KOs). Quillin pressed the action, landed better punches, and won clearly 99-91, 98-92, 98-92.
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Former IBF jr welterweight champion Sergei Lipinets (14-1, 10 KOs), now fighting at welterweight, was taken the full ten by Erick Bone (20-6, 8 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 95-95. Another weird 95-95 card. Continue reading “Berto edges Alexander, Quillin tops Love”

In a clash of former welterweight world champions, Andre Berto (32-1, 24 KOs) won a split decision over Devon Alexander (27–5, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at NYCB LIVE in…
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Undercard Results from Atlantic City

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the final off-tv fight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, middleweight Meriirim Nursultanov, 8-0, 7 KOs, Kazakhstan, stopped Jonathan Batista, 17-15, 10 KOs, after the completion of the second round. Nursultanov dropped Batista in round two, but the Dominican survived the round. However, when Batista returned to his corner, his team asked referee Eddie Claudio to stop the bout. The time was 3:00 of the second.

Philly lightweight Karl Dargan, 18-1, 9 KOs, returned to the ring after a layoff of more than three years to pitch a six round shutout over Jonathan Perez of Colombia, 37-22, 29 KOs. Dargan won by three scores of 60-54.

In a brutal junior middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds, Brooklyn’s Frank Galarza, 20-2-2, 12 KOs, dropped Brazilian Alex Duarte, 13-6-1, 10 KOs, twice with vicious shots to the body. Duarte made it to his feet the first time, after he was floored with a hard right to the stomach. But he took the full ten count from referee Eddie Claudio when Galarza cracked him with a left hook to the body moments later. The time was 1:57 of round two. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Atlantic City”

By John DiSanto at ringside In the final off-tv fight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, middleweight Meriirim Nursultanov, 8-0, 7 KOs, Kazakhstan, stopped Jonathan Batista,…
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Cordina, Obenauf win in Wales

Unbeaten 2016 Olympian lightweight Joe Cordina (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Sean “Masher” Dodd (15-4-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, Wales. Scores were 119-109, 117-112 and 120-109. Cordina retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) International title and added the Commonwealth belt.

In an upset, female super featherweight Viviane Obenauf (13-4, 7 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten star Natasha Jonas (6-1, 5 KOs) in round four to claim the WBA International belt.

2016 Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov (3-0, 1 KO) outpointed journeyman Gabor Gorbics (24-12, 14 KOs) over six a welterweight matchup. Score was 60-54.

Light heavyweight Anthony Sims Jr (15-0, 14 KOs) stopped Stanislav Eschner (10-10-1, 6 KOs) in round four. Sims is a cousin of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Featherweight Gamal Yafai (15-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over Jose Aguilar (16-51-4, 6 KOs).

Former British lightweight champion Scott Cardle (22-2-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Michael Mooney (8-52-1, 3 KOs) over six rounds.

Bantamweight Sean McGoldrick (7-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Dylan McDonagh (3-1, 1 KO over six).

Unbeaten 2016 Olympian lightweight Joe Cordina (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Sean “Masher” Dodd (15-4-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales…
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Lopez beats Tostado again

Photos: Pablo Lozano

In a rematch, Uriel “Yuca” Lopez (17-6-1, 6 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title challenger Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (22-6, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City.
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A non-stop barrage of Lopez punches prompted a referee’s stoppage in round two. Lopez, who previously beat Tostado in 2013, picked up the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino bantamweight title.

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Photos: Pablo Lozano In a rematch, Uriel “Yuca” Lopez (17-6-1, 6 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of former World Boxing Organization (WBO) world title challenger Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado…
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Miller, Bogere, Heraldez win in Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

Lightweight Ladarius Miller (17-1, 5 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Dennis Galarza (16-4, 9 KOs) on Friday night at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.
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Miller landed the cleaner shots in a competitive fight. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94.

In a walk-out bout, super featherweight Omar Douglas (19-2, 13 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous nod over Lydell Rhodes (26-3-1, 12 KOs). Scores were 79-73 across the board.

Once-beaten super lightweight Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (32-1, 20 KOs) put it on a game Oscar Bravo (22-8, 10 KOs) for ten rounds. Bogere wins 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Continue reading “Miller, Bogere, Heraldez win in Las Vegas”

Photos: Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions Lightweight Ladarius Miller (17-1, 5 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Dennis Galarza (16-4, 9 KOs) on Friday night at Sam’s Town Hotel &…
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Farmer dominates Dib for IBF 130lb title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Warren Suen

International Boxing Federation (IBF) #3 super featherweight Tevin Farmer (26-4-1, 5 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (43-5, 24 KOs) on Friday night to claim the vacant IBF super featherweight crown at Technology Park in Sydney, Australia.
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Classy Philadelphia southpaw Farmer was mostly in command, dropping Dib in round nine. Scores were 118-109, 119-108, 120-107.

After the fight, an emotional Billy Dib announced his retirement.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Warren Suen International Boxing Federation (IBF) #3 super featherweight Tevin Farmer (26-4-1, 5 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former…
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Undercard Results from Sydney, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Warren Suen

Unbeaten super welterweight Tim Tszyu (10-0, 8 KOs), son of Boxing Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, scored a quick KO over Stevie Ferdinandus (27-16-1, 14 KOs) in a bout for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Continental title. Time was 1:14. Looked like Ferdinandus took a dive.

Unbeaten bantamweight Brock Jarvis (14-0, 13 KOs) crushed Yotchanchai Yakaeo (26-12, 21 KOs) in the first round. Two knockdowns in 1:17.

Continue reading “Undercard Results from Sydney, Australia”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Warren Suen Unbeaten super welterweight Tim Tszyu (10-0, 8 KOs), son of Boxing Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu, scored a quick KO…
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Fuzile wins one-sided contest

By Ron Jackson

One of the most promising young fighters in South Africa today, former South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile moving up to the junior-lightweight division scored a one-sided eighth round stoppage win over Waidi Usman from Nigeria to claim the vacant IBF Continental Africa junior-lightweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.

Fuzile (11-0, 6 KOs) was in control from the opening bell and dominated throughout against an opponent who was only intent on survival. Referee Deon Dwarte went to Usman’s corner in one of the middle rounds to warn the fighter and his cornermen to fight otherwise he would stop the fight. However, this had no effect on Usman (14-3, 12 KOs) and Dwarte stopped the fight in the eighth round. Continue reading “Fuzile wins one-sided contest”

By Ron Jackson One of the most promising young fighters in South Africa today, former South African featherweight champion Azinga Fuzile moving up to the junior-lightweight division scored a one-sided…
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Rojas stays on track for title shot

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) put on another exciting fight card for the locals in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday afternoon. The event took place at the Gimnasio Nicarao and featured former world champion and current World Boxing Association (WBA) mandatory minimumweight world title challenger Byron “El Gallito” Rojas (24-3-3, 11 KOs). It was the first fight for Rojas since last December, but there were no signs of ring rust. He was in excellent shape against his very game opponent and countryman Daniel Mendoza (9-3, 3 KOs). Mendoza came out firing but Rojas was simply too much. He dropped Mendoza for times in route to a third round stoppage. Rojas is next up to face champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (a.k.a. CP Freshmart, 18-0, 7 KOs). Continue reading “Rojas stays on track for title shot”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) put on another exciting fight card for the locals in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday afternoon. The event took place at the Gimnasio…
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Nieves scores KO in Columbus, Ohio

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Bantamweight Antonio Nieves (18-2-2, 10 KOs) made a statement early, as he coasted to a KO victory at :56 of the fourth round over Christian Esquivel (30-15-1, 23 KOs). Nieves, at 31 years of age, once challenged for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr bantamweight title.
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The road to relevance stopped at Hollywood Casino under the stars in Columbus, Ohio. Esquivel, who was overmatched right out of the gates, could only find a moral victory in going four, as Nieves exploded on him from round one. It was a left to the body and a shot to the head that finished off Esquivel. The scheduled eight-rounder was probably meant to keep Nieves working. His speed still looks like championship challenger material. Nieves looks like a contender. Saturday night was another step in the right direction. Continue reading “Nieves scores KO in Columbus, Ohio”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Bantamweight Antonio Nieves (18-2-2, 10 KOs) made a statement early, as he coasted to a KO victory at :56 of the fourth…
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Ximenez defeats Meraz outdoors in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr./PCBJR Photography

Featherweight Ray Ximenez (18-1, 4 KOs) out of Dallas and fighting in front of his hometown fans outside at the Main Street Garden Park in front of The Statler, an iconic hotel in downtown Dallas, once again showed why he could be a force in the division with a resounding victory against tough veteran German Meraz (61-49-2, 38 KOs) out of Mexico who has 100+ professional fights.
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Ximenez, a southpaw, who likes to dye his hair in assorted colors, this time in a bright blue to go along with his many tattoos showed he had both substance and style in the ring against Meraz Saturday night. Continue reading “Ximenez defeats Meraz outdoors in Dallas”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr./PCBJR Photography Featherweight Ray Ximenez (18-1, 4 KOs) out of Dallas and fighting in front of his hometown fans outside at the Main Street…
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WBA #9 Falcao remains unbeaten

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) #9 middleweight contender and 2012 Olympian silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KOs) made quick work of Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KOs) on Saturday night in a walkout bout at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout ended at 1:38 of the first round. Falcao needs to raise the level of opposition.
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Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) #9 middleweight contender and 2012 Olympian silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KOs) made quick work of Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KOs)…
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Garcia beats Easter, unifies WBC, IBF lightweight titles

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

In a unification bout for the lightweight titles of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF), Mikey Garcia (40-0, 30 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Robert Easter (21-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.
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Garcia knocked down Easter in the third round with a beautifully placed right cross, left hook combo. Easter, to his credit, recovered and did his best to box Garcia from the outside but was unable to hurt Garcia with what was mainly his jab. The ninth round was the best of the fight with the two engaging in toe to toe action. That would be Easter’s last hurrah as it seemed to take its toll on him and he went into survival mode for the remainder of the fight.

Judges scored it 116-111, 117-110 and 118-109 all in favor of the now unified lightweight champion, Garcia. Continue reading “Garcia beats Easter, unifies WBC, IBF lightweight titles”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME In a unification bout for the lightweight titles of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF), Mikey Garcia (40-0,…
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Ortiz demolishes Cojanu in two

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (29-1, 25KO) destroyed former world title challenger, 6’7” Razvan Cojanu, by way of knockout at 2:08 of the second round on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Ortiz easily won the opening round and hurt the much bigger Cojanu with a body shot. Cojanu, for whatever reason, seemed to taunt Ortiz during the fight and that didn’t go so well as Ortiz landed a right hook that opened up Cojanu perfectly for a laser-guided missile of a straight left cross that dropped Cojanu like a 269-pound sack of potatoes. Cojanu twice attempted to get up but fell each time and when he did manage to get up, it was on unsteady legs, and seemingly concussed, prompting the referee to stop the fight. Continue reading “Ortiz demolishes Cojanu in two”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (29-1, 25KO) destroyed former world title challenger, 6’7” Razvan Cojanu, by way of knockout at 2:08 of the second round…
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Ito beats Diaz for WBO 130lb title

Photos: Scott Foster

In a slugfest for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr lightweight title formerly held by Vasyl Lomachenko, Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten crowd favorite Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (23-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Ito outworked Diaz from the start, dropping him with a right hand to the head in round four. Diaz was very game, but he was continually caught by Ito’s combinations and his left eye was closed by round eleven. Scores were 116-111, 117-110, 118-109.

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Photos: Scott Foster In a slugfest for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr lightweight title formerly held by Vasyl Lomachenko, Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten crowd…
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Whyte barely gets past Parker in war

WBC #1, WBO #2, WBA #7 Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) scored an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over former World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Parker started out aggressively and outboxed Whyte in round one. Parker went down after a head clash in round two and referee Ian Jon Lewis called it a knockdown. Parker continued to box while Whyte threw power punches. Whyte starting to land more often and rough up Parker midway. Whyte dropped Parker in round nine with a big left hook for a legitimate knockdown.

Parker came on strong in rounds eleven and twelve, dropping Whyte late in round twelve. Whyte made it to his feet then tied up Parker until the final bell. Scores were 113-112, 115-110, 114-111.

WBC #1, WBO #2, WBA #7 Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) scored an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over former World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18…
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