Boxing Results

Nova retains NABA super featherweight title

Photos: Emily Harney

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In the first Murphys Boxing event of a multi-fight deal with UFC Fight Pass, fans watched NABA super featherweight champion Abraham Nova (15-0, 11 KOs) stop Argentina’s Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano (18-3-1, 9 KOs) at 2:26 into the second round of scheduled 10 round bout Friday night in Springfield, Massachusetts live from MGM Springfield.

The co-main event saw Murphys Boxing’s own William Foster III (10-0, 7 KOs) absolutely dominate and drop Argentina’s Ramon Esperanza (22-16-1, 11 KOs) multiple times before the referee called a stop to the fight at 2:39 into the 4th round. Continue reading “Nova retains NABA super featherweight title”

Photos: Emily Harney In the first Murphys Boxing event of a multi-fight deal with UFC Fight Pass, fans watched NABA super featherweight champion Abraham Nova (15-0, 11 KOs) stop Argentina’s…
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Socarras, Navarro, Dychko victorious

Undefeated WBA #7 featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (22-0-3, 14 KOs) stopped Jesus Martinez (25-8, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Socarras punished Martinez for five rounds and Martinez didn’t come out for round six.

Undefeated welterweight Livan “Machine Gun Kid” Navarro (11-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Breidis Prescott (31-17, 22 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 80-72. Former Amir Khan-conqueror Prescott has now lost nine of his last ten.

In other action, WBA #15 heavyweight Ivan Dychko (8-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round stoppage over 48-year-old former contender Ray “The Rainman” Austin (29-10-4, 18 KOs). Referee James Warring waved off the scheduled six-rounder after Austin indicated he had injured his left arm. Austin, who came in at 303 pounds, has lost six of his last seven. Continue reading “Socarras, Navarro, Dychko victorious”

Undefeated WBA #7 featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (22-0-3, 14 KOs) stopped Jesus Martinez (25-8, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood,…
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Villa, Dutchover, Sanchez remain unbeaten

Undefeated featherweight Ruben Villa (16-0, 5 KOs) outworked Luis Alberto Lopez (17-2, 8 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at Omega Products Events Center in Corona, California. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 96-94. Villa claimed the vacant WBO International featherweight title.

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Undefeated super lightweight prospect Michael Dutchover (13-0, 10 KOs) knocked out late replacement Rosekie Cristobal (15-4, 11 KOs) in the first round of his TV debut. A hook to the liver put Cristobal down for the count. Time was 1:46.

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Saul Sanchez (12-0, 7 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Brandon Benitez (14-2, 6 KOs). Referee Raul Caiz Jr. halted the bout at :18 of round eight.

Former two-time world lightweight title challenger Petr Petrov (40-6-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over former interim world title challenger Ruben Tamayo (27-13-4, 18 KOs).

Undefeated featherweight Ruben Villa (16-0, 5 KOs) outworked Luis Alberto Lopez (17-2, 8 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at Omega Products Events Center in Corona, California. Scores were…
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Henderson halts Aikens in Philadelphia

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Kalvin Henderson, Fayetteville, AK, 12-0, 8 KOs, dominated Antowyan Aikens, Mays Landing, 13-7-1, 1 KO, and stopped him in round three. Henderson scored three knockdowns in round two and two more in the third, giving referee Benjy Esteves no choice but to stop the one-sided bout. The time was 2:14 of round three.

In the co-feature bout, super middleweight Brandon Robinson, Upper Darby, 13-2, 9 KOs, squeaked out a split decision over DeVaun Lee of Queens, 10-6-1, 5 KOs. Lee scored a knockdown in the first and establish a solid lead over the first part of the fight. However, Robinson began putting rounds in his column late in the fight to bring the score close. All eight rounds were lively and well-fought. After the full limit, Robinson claimed two of the official scores, 77-74 & 77-75. Lee lead on one card 76-75. Continue reading “Henderson halts Aikens in Philadelphia”

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Kalvin Henderson, Fayetteville, AK, 12-0, 8 KOs, dominated Antowyan Aikens, Mays Landing, 13-7-1, 1…
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Kurihara keeps OPBF 118lb belt; Matsunaga wins Japanese 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Hard-punching OPBF bantamweight champ Keita Kurihara (14-5, 12 KOs), 118, successfully made his initial defense when he stunned the crowd with a quick demolition of former world challenger, Filipino veteran Warlito Parrenas (26-10-1, 23 KOs), 117.5, with a single right shot to the side of the head at only 0:35 into the opening session of a scheduled twelve on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Parrenas, who once had an ambitious crack at the WBO 115-pound belt against Naoya “Monster” Inoue only to sink in two quick rounds in 2015, now suffered three consecutive losses.

Perennial contender and ex-WBO AP champ Hironobu Matsunaga (15-1, 9 KOs), 153.75, captured the Japanese national 154-pound belt by halting defending titlist Hiroyuki Shindo (20-5-2, 8 KOs), 153.75, after the sixth session in a scheduled ten. The much shorter but stout-built southpaw Matsunaga kept battering the elongated but overpowered champ, also lefty Shindo and stalking him from pillar to post to have him absorb so much punishment that his corner finally decided to surrender on the stool.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching OPBF bantamweight champ Keita Kurihara (14-5, 12 KOs), 118, successfully made his initial defense when he stunned the crowd with a quick…
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“Big Chief” Fitch dominates Courter

Now at super middleweight, “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch dominated Colby Courter Saturday night at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh on route to a unanimous decision victory of 60-53 across the board on the judges’ cards. Fitch controlled the action from pillar to post finally dropping the tough bearded Courter in the final round. Bouncing back from a highly controversial split decision to “G5” Gerald Sherell on Epix’s The Contender Series, Fitch moves to 19-3-1, 8 KOs. Continue reading ““Big Chief” Fitch dominates Courter”

Now at super middleweight, “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch dominated Colby Courter Saturday night at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh on route to a unanimous…
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Bunn stops Harth for IBF Int’l title

German light heavyweight Leon Bunn (14-0, 8 KOs) claimed the IBF International title by defeating countryman Leon Harth (18-4, 12 KOs) via technical knockout last night at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt. Bunn was stronger, quicker and more skillful as he dominated his more experienced opponent until the referee waved off the fight in the ninth round. Having captured his first professional title in front of a capacity crowd in his hometown arena, the 26-year-old likely moves into the world ratings. Continue reading “Bunn stops Harth for IBF Int’l title”

German light heavyweight Leon Bunn (14-0, 8 KOs) claimed the IBF International title by defeating countryman Leon Harth (18-4, 12 KOs) via technical knockout last night at the Fraport Arena…
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Djeko defeats Snijders in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian cruiserweight Joel “Big Joe” Tambwe Djeko, the actual WBC #31, showed a lot of improvement with a hard-fought and entertaining unanimous points decision last Saturday in Forest National, the mythical music temple of Brussels, over unbeaten Ricardo Snijders from the Netherlands. It was scored 117-110 by Matteo Montella and Olena Pobyvailo. While Giulio Piras had it a little closer with 116-111. At stake was the vacant IBO Inter-Continental title. Continue reading “Djeko defeats Snijders in Brussels, Belgium”

Belgian cruiserweight Joel “Big Joe” Tambwe Djeko, the actual WBC #31, showed a lot of improvement with a hard-fought and entertaining unanimous points decision last Saturday in Forest National, the…
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Canelo unifies WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight titles

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

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In a tactical but exciting bout, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) edged out a narrow unanimous decision victory over Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) in front of 20,203 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 with many close rounds, any one of which scored the other way could have turned it into a well-deserved draw. With the victory, Canelo added Jacobs’ IBF belt to his own belts to become the unified WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion.

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Although most ringside observers favored Canelo in the early rounds, Jacobs ably executed his game plan of boxing from distance and holding Canelo at the end of his jab, keeping the Mexican star from getting into any sort of rhythm and forcing him to reach with his punches. Continue reading “Canelo unifies WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight titles”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Emily Harney NEW PHOTOS ADDED In a tactical but exciting bout, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) edged out a narrow unanimous decision victory…
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Beterbiev retains IBF light heavy title

By Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) is not a graceful, artistic fighter, at times more awkward than effective – but when he’s effective, you’d like his chances against a train. The IBF light heavyweight champion defended his title in serious style with a fifth round knockout of Radivoje Kalajdzic (24-2, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.
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Kalajdzic moved a lot in the early going, at times elusive, at times aggressive. Beterbiev was patient, occasionally bull-rushing his opponent. When he landed the big punches, Kalajdzic hung on in there, cracking off some scoring blows of his own in frenzied exchanges. Continue reading “Beterbiev retains IBF light heavy title”

By Robert Hough at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) is not a graceful, artistic fighter, at times more awkward than effective – but when he’s effective,…
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Ortiz Jr. smashes Herrera in three

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a dazzling performance, 21-year old welterweight prospect Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs), took a big step towards graduating to contender status, nearly decapitating the normally durable gatekeeper Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KOs) and earning a stoppage 29 seconds into round three of a scheduled ten round bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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The bout actually started very slowly, with both fighters feeling each other out over the first five minutes, Herrera understandably very cautious, throwing a few hesitant jabs while Ortiz did even less, taking his time to assess his opponent. The fight turned suddenly in the final minute of round two, when a big right hand by Ortiz rocked Herrera and started a flurry that ended with Herrera on the canvas moments before the end of the round. Continue reading “Ortiz Jr. smashes Herrera in three”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a dazzling performance, 21-year old welterweight prospect Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs), took a big step towards graduating to contender…
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IBF superfly champ Ancajas hammers Funai

By Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (31-1-2, 21 KOs) promised to be better after two lackluster defenses of his title and the Filipino southpaw delivered, hammering Japan’s Ryuichi Funai (31-8, 22 KOs) with a slew of nasty headshots before the fight was stopped after seven rounds before 10,105 at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.
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Ancajas, making his seventh title defense, started out slowly, content to observe and occasionally toss out a counter as Funai came forward. Action picked up in the third round as Ancajas threw more and landed regularly. In the fourth, the 27-year-old bludgeoned Funai, who was wobbling around some by the round’s end. Continue reading “IBF superfly champ Ancajas hammers Funai”

By Robert Hough at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (31-1-2, 21 KOs) promised to be better after two lackluster defenses of his title and the…
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Ryder KOs Akkawy, wins WBA interim 168lb title

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) captured the interim WBA super middleweight title with an impressive third round knockout of previously unbeaten Bilal Akkawy (20-1-1, 16 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round bout.
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Ryder, a southpaw who was slated to face off against former world champion David Lemieux in the evening’s co-featured bout before Lemieux withdrew due to injury, started slow against his substitute opponent, probing with his right jab for most of the first two rounds while Akkawy offered little in return. Ryder upped his output in round three, which changed the complexion of the fight, as Ryder dropped Akkawy early in the round with a right hook, sending Akkawy rolling head over heels from the punch. Continue reading “Ryder KOs Akkawy, wins WBA interim 168lb title”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Emily Harney John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) captured the interim WBA super middleweight title with an impressive third round knockout of previously unbeaten Bilal…
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Undercard Results from Stockton, California

By Robert Hough at ringside

After days of dizzying hype, fighting in an arena full of hometown support, expectations, hopes and drown-out-the-ring-announcer crowd noise, Stockton’s teenage star Gabriel Flores Jr. (13-0, 6 KOs) delivered. The lightweight scored a one-punch knockout of Eduardo Pereira Reis (23-6, 19 KOs) at 1:14 of the third round.

Flores Jr., who turned 19 on Wednesday, spent essentially no time getting a sense of Reis, immediately attacking with surly intentions, flashing a shower of jabs and artful combinations. Reis got a few things done when he got off first, but much of the fight was Flores Jr., pressing the action with an I-will-hurt-you look in his eyes. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Stockton, California”

By Robert Hough at ringside After days of dizzying hype, fighting in an arena full of hometown support, expectations, hopes and drown-out-the-ring-announcer crowd noise, Stockton’s teenage star Gabriel Flores Jr.…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

South El Monte, California’s Joseph Diaz Jr. (29-1, 15 KOs) stopped Freddy Fonseca (26-3-1, 17 KOs) of Nicaragua in round seven of a scheduled twelve round super featherweight bout.

Diaz started off fast, outlanding the aggressive Fonseca in the early rounds. Keeping up a fast pace Diaz displayed great ring generalship as his hand speed was just too much for the Nicaraguan. Continuing to outclass his opponent, Diaz stood in the pocket in the fifth making Fonseca miss and cracked him with a solid right. The hand speed was too much for Fonseca as Diaz just kept coming, a straight left by Diaz got it started as he followed up with a combo dropping the Nicaraguan. However, Diaz hand speed and skills were too much as an accumulation of punches forced the corner to throw in the towel as the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 2:07 of the seventh. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at ringside Photos: Emily Harney South El Monte, California’s Joseph Diaz Jr. (29-1, 15 KOs) stopped Freddy Fonseca (26-3-1, 17 KOs) of Nicaragua in…
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Kudura finishes Adachi

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japan-based Afghan Kudura Kaneko (10-0, 7 KOs) kept his Japanese youth welterweight belt by demolishing Rikuto Adachi (12-2, 9 KOs) with a single right shot at 3:07 of the fifth round in a scheduled eight on Friday in Osaka, Japan.

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The 21-year-old Afghan had stunned the audience with his unexpected annihilation of former national champ Toshio Arikawa last November, and his victory caused a great sensation. JBC#3 Kudura’s dream is reportedly to build a school in his native Afghanistan with his ring earnings, and this ambitious boxer is worth watching. He can really punch.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japan-based Afghan Kudura Kaneko (10-0, 7 KOs) kept his Japanese youth welterweight belt by demolishing Rikuto Adachi (12-2, 9 KOs) with a single right shot at…
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Pearson hands first loss to WBC #9 Falcao

Middleweight Christopher Pearson (17-2, 12 KOs) showed he still has the goods on previously unbeaten WBC #9 rated Yamaguchi Falcao (16-1, 7 KOs), taking ten round unanimous decision on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Pearson previously defeated Falcao by split decision when they met in the World Series of Boxing back in 2011. This time Pearson came on strong down the stretch to pull away to a 97-93, 96-94, 96-94 verdict. With the win, Pearson claimed the vacant WBC Latino middleweight title.

“I’m blessed with this victory,” said Pearson afterward. “Nobody knows the trials I’ve gone through. If I can be someone that inspires, then I’ll be happy. I’m going to rest for a couple days and then get right back to the gym.”

Falcao stated, “I feel like I won the fight. The judges thought he won, but I congratulate him. I’ll be back from this soon.”

In a clash for the WBC International middleweight title, Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (27-1-1, 23 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Vitalii Kopylenko (28-2, 16 KOs). Kopylenko dropped Butler in round eight with a body shot, but Butler prevailed on two cards 96-93, 96-93. Kopylenko was up 95-94 on the third card. Continue reading “Pearson hands first loss to WBC #9 Falcao”

Middleweight Christopher Pearson (17-2, 12 KOs) showed he still has the goods on previously unbeaten WBC #9 rated Yamaguchi Falcao (16-1, 7 KOs), taking ten round unanimous decision on Thursday…
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Minamoto draws with Abe, keeps Japanese 126lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

We might not call it an upset, as a champion barely kept his belt by a draw with a challenger who had been a prohibitive prefight favorite. But we witnessed a dramatic processing against the odds for the challenger.
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IBF #14 Taiki Minamoto (16-5-1, 13 KOs), 126, dropped IBF #4/WBC #9 mandatory challenger Reiya Abe (19-2-1, 9 KOs), 125.75, in the first and second rounds, gamely put on a gallant performance, withstood Abe’s retaliations in later rounds and barely retained his belt by a majority draw (94-94 twice, 95-94 for Abe) over ten hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Minamoto draws with Abe, keeps Japanese 126lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda We might not call it an upset, as a champion barely kept his belt by a draw with a challenger who had been…
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Nunez dropped four times, still wins decision

In a highly controversial result, Nicaraguan bantamweight Limber Ramirez (12-2, 4 KOs) knocked down Panama-based Cuban Leosdan Nunez (10-0, 4 KOs) four times, but still came out on the short end of an eleven round split decision on Tuesday night at the Albrook Mall in Panama City. The bout was a slugfest with Ramirez dropping Nunez in round two, twice more in round four, and a fourth time in round nine, however in the end scores were 103-102 for Nunez on two cards, while Ramirez was ahead 105-100 on the third card. With the win, Nunez retained the WBA Federation title.

Also on the card, former WBA super featherweight champion Jezzrel Corrales (23-2, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over Onalvi Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs), and Fedelatin light flyweight beltholder Daniel Matellon (9-0-2, 5 KOs) retained the title with a second round KO over Mario Andrade (14-9-6, 4 KOs).

In a highly controversial result, Nicaraguan bantamweight Limber Ramirez (12-2, 4 KOs) knocked down Panama-based Cuban Leosdan Nunez (10-0, 4 KOs) four times, but still came out on the short…
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Anselmo Moreno returns with a win

By Héctor Villarreal

After almost two years of inactivity, former WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (37-6-1, 12 KOs) outclassed Mexican Daniel Colula (12-3-2, 3 KOs) to score a unanimous decision on Tuesday night at Arena Roberto Durán in Panama. The judges scored 79-72, 77-74, 78-73.

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Moreno, now invading the featherweight division, plans to fight again in August to recover his usual speed, rhythm and distance before facing a world ranked fighter.

By Héctor Villarreal After almost two years of inactivity, former WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (37-6-1, 12 KOs) outclassed Mexican Daniel Colula (12-3-2, 3 KOs) to score a…
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Zakirov, Aliyev score KOs in Moscow

A special edition of Monday Night Fights saw two unbeaten Azerbaijanian fighters score impressive knockouts at the Korston Club in Moscow, Russia.

Junior middleweight Farid Zakirov (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped his toughest opponent yet in seasoned veteran Meshack Mwankemwa (17-7-2, 10 KOs) of Tanzania in the eighth and final round.

Not to be outdone, bantamweight Farid Aliyev (5-0, 5 KOs) stopped Hamidu Kwata (7-4-1, 3 KOs) of Tanzania in round six. Kwata had never been stopped inside the distance. Aliyev has won all his bouts by KO.

Both fighters are managed by Kamil Aliyev. Shamo Boxing – Shamir Petrossian promoted the event.

A special edition of Monday Night Fights saw two unbeaten Azerbaijanian fighters score impressive knockouts at the Korston Club in Moscow, Russia. Junior middleweight Farid Zakirov (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped…
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Chauke wins vacant SA flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

After a slow start, Jackson Chauke came back to win the vacant South African flyweight title when he stopped Thabang Ramagole at 2 minutes 54 seconds into the ninth round at a packed Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.

The 33-year-old Chauke (17-1-1, 12 KOs) from the Durandt Gym made a slow start through the first six rounds as the younger Ramagole (15-6-1, 10 KOs) proved too fast for the new champion to pile up the points with good left and right combinations.

Even though the ref warned Ramagole from the Orlando Boxing Club to keep his punches up he continued to outbox Chauke in the seventh and eighth rounds, as he proved too slick for the slow-moving Chauke. Continue reading “Chauke wins vacant SA flyweight title”

By Ron Jackson After a slow start, Jackson Chauke came back to win the vacant South African flyweight title when he stopped Thabang Ramagole at 2 minutes 54 seconds into…
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Easter-Barthelemy ends in draw

Former lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. (21-1-1, 14 KOs) and former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy (27-1-1, 14 KOs) fought to a slow-paced twelve round draw in a bout for the vacant WBA lightweight title on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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It was a tactical affair with low punch output as both cagey boxers carefully looked to gain an edge in very close rounds. In the end, scores were 115-113 Easter, 115-113 Barthelemy, 114-114. Both fighters called for a rematch after the fight. Please no.

Former lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. (21-1-1, 14 KOs) and former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy (27-1-1, 14 KOs) fought to a slow-paced twelve round draw in a bout for…
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Prograis dethrones WBA 140lb champ Relikh

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Unbeaten super lightweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) dethroned WBA champion Kiryl Relikh (23-3, 19 KOs) by sixth round TKO in a World Boxing Super series 140lb semi-final on Saturday night at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Prograis knocked down Relikh with a body shot late in round one and cut Relikh on the bridge of the nose in round two. Relikh’s only highlight was when he staggered Prograis with a punch after the bell in round two. After that, Prograis continued to break down Relikh until Relikh’s corner finally halted the punishment at 1:36 of round six.

“I told y’all beforehand, I’m the real deal. These boys can’t f*ck with me,” Prograis said afterward. “I f*cking just dominated the whole time.” Continue reading “Prograis dethrones WBA 140lb champ Relikh”

Photos: Scott Foster Unbeaten super lightweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) dethroned WBA champion Kiryl Relikh (23-3, 19 KOs) by sixth round TKO in a World Boxing Super series…
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Donaire KOs Young, retains WBA bantam title

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WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) scored a sensational one-punch knockout in round six over late sub Stephon Young (18-2-3) in a 118lb World Boxing Super Series semi-final on Saturday night at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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36-year-old Donaire walked down Young for five rounds, then laid him out in round six with a massive left hook. Time was 2:37.

“It was a matter of time until I figured out that distance, so I kept pressuring him, and I kept taking him down until the right moment I could counter with a left hook, and that’s what happened,” Donaire stated after the fight. Continue reading “Donaire KOs Young, retains WBA bantam title”

Photos: Scott Foster WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs) scored a sensational one-punch knockout in round six over late sub Stephon Young (18-2-3) in a 118lb World Boxing…
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