Boxing Results

Ortíz, Santiago, Lopez dominant in Puerto Rico

Fresh Productions Boxing showed that its young boxers have the skills to beat opponents who have won world titles.

From the Pedro ‘Perucho’ Cepeda Ballpark in the city of Cataño, Puerto Rico, Jonathan ‘Bum Bum’ López (5-0, 3 KOs) from Puerto Rico, scored a unanimous decision victory over former WBA Interim World Champion and world title challenger José ‘Torito’ Rodríguez (32-8, 19 KOs) of Mexico, in a scheduled six round fight in the bantamweight division (118 pounds). Continue reading “Ortíz, Santiago, Lopez dominant in Puerto Rico”

Fresh Productions Boxing showed that its young boxers have the skills to beat opponents who have won world titles. From the Pedro ‘Perucho’ Cepeda Ballpark in the city of Cataño,…
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Wilder-Fury ends in draw, Wilder retains title

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

It is a boxing adage as old as the sport itself, that power is the great equalizer. That rarely has rung more true than in the WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday night between undefeated champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) and undefeated challenger and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) before 17,698 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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In a fight controlled in large stretches by the inimitable Fury, Wilder parlayed two knockdowns to turn a certain decision loss into a split decision draw. One judge scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder, another 114-112 for Fury, and the third 113-113, allowing Wilder to retain his WBC belt and prompting inevitable and justified calls for a rematch. Continue reading “Wilder-Fury ends in draw, Wilder retains title”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime It is a boxing adage as old as the sport itself, that power is the great equalizer. That rarely has rung more…
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Hurd retains WBA, IBF super welter belts

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Unified (WBA/IBF) junior middleweight champion Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) turned back a spirited challenge from unheralded challenger Jason Welborn (24-7, 7 KOs), providing a sudden end to what was becoming a great fight with a one-punch body shot knockout at 1:55 in round four of scheduled twelve round bout on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Welborn, who vacated his British middleweight title to drop down in weight to challenge Hurd, was intended to provide competent but limited competition to ease Hurd back into shape from his June rotator cuff surgery. However, the Englishman didn’t appear to have read the script and clearly came to America looking to capture Hurd’s belts. Continue reading “Hurd retains WBA, IBF super welter belts”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime Unified (WBA/IBF) junior middleweight champion Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) turned back a spirited challenge from unheralded challenger Jason Welborn (24-7,…
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Gvozdyk KOs Superman, wins WBC LH title

Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Undefeated WBC mandatory light heavyweight challenger Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO to dethrone WBC champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Canada.
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Gvozdyk knocked down Stevenson in round three but referee Michael Griffin ruled it a slip. Stevenson’s best moment was in round ten when he rocked Gvozdyk and had him holding on. Gvozdyk ended it with a series of shots in the eleventh that put Stevenson down and out. Continue reading “Gvozdyk KOs Superman, wins WBC LH title”

Photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime Undefeated WBC mandatory light heavyweight challenger Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO to dethrone WBC champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (29-2-1, 24…
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Early Results from Los Angeles

By David Robinett and Rocky Morales at ringside

Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) earned his second consecutive win since returning to the ring following his knockout loss to Deontay Wilder last March, stopping fringe contender Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KOs) at 1:58 of the tenth and final round. The bout was largely a tactical affair, with Kauffman’s ability to keep substantial distance between him and Ortiz making it a jabbing contest for large stretches of the fight. Ortiz, arguably the most feared heavyweight in boxing before getting crushed by Wilder, had trouble luring Kauffman into any prolonged exchanges and as a result had to rely on his jab and movement to try to outpoint Kauffman in many of the rounds. Continue reading “Early Results from Los Angeles”

By David Robinett and Rocky Morales at ringside Heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) earned his second consecutive win since returning to the ring following his knockout loss…
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Hindu Espinoza crushes Vargas in two

WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Yeison Vargas (17-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Espinoza brutally dropped Vargas three times in round two to end it.

Unbeaten super welterweight Derrieck Cuevas (19-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (31-15, 22 KOs). Cuevas dropped Prescott hard at the tail end of round one. “Khanqueror” Prescott beat the count on very unsteady legs, then proceeded to go the full ten. No scores were announced.

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WBO #2 bantamweight and Latin champion Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Yeison Vargas (17-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds on Friday night at the Hard Rock…
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Turchi, Hughes, Ward victorious

Unbeaten WBC International silver cruiserweight beltholder Fabio “Stone Crusher” Turchi (16-0, 12 KOs) looked good in a seventh round KO over Tony Conquest (18-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Teatro Obi Hall in Florence, Italy. A straight left put Conquest on his knees for the count. Time was :40.

Super lightweight Joe Hughes (17-3-1, 7 KOs) won by twelve round split decision over Andrea Scarpa (23-5, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant European title. Scores were 118-111, 116-112 Hughes, 116-112 Scarpa.

Super featherweight Martin Joseph Ward (21-1-2, 10 KOs) edged Devis Boschiero (46-6-2, 21 KOs) over twelve rounds via split decision. Scores 117-111, 115-113 Ward, 115-113 Boschiero.

Unbeaten WBC International silver cruiserweight beltholder Fabio “Stone Crusher” Turchi (16-0, 12 KOs) looked good in a seventh round KO over Tony Conquest (18-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Horn annihilates Mundine in 96 seconds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermott

Former WBO welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating first round KO over former two-time super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-9, 28 KOs) in a middleweight clash on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Horn took the fight to the 43-year-old Mundine and laid him out with a left hook. Time was 1:36.
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The bout was contested at a catchweight of 156.5 pounds, with Mundine’s WBO Oriental and the vacant WBA Oceania middleweight titles on the line. Continue reading “Horn annihilates Mundine in 96 seconds”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermott Former WBO welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (19-1-1, 13 KOs) scored a devastating first round KO over former…
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Undercard Results from Brisbane, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a huge upset, little-known lightweight Francis Chua (6-0-1, 2 KOs) won a six round split decision over WBO #2 rated Kye “Mr. Frenzy” MacKenzie (20-2, 17 KOs). Scores were 59-56 58-56 Chua, 58-56 MacKenzie.

In a clash between unbeaten super featherweights, Liam Wilson (3-0, 2 KOs) dethroned Brent Rice (9-1, 2 KOs) to claim the Australian belt via ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 97-92, 96-93, 97-92.

Welterweight Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond (18-1, 9 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Frank Rojas (23-2, 22 KOs) in a clash for the WBA Oceania title. Scores were 99-92, 100-90, 98-92. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Brisbane, Australia”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a huge upset, little-known lightweight Francis Chua (6-0-1, 2 KOs) won a six round split decision over WBO #2 rated Kye “Mr.…
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CP Freshmart retains WBA minimum belt

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift ring outside the provincial hall in Chon Buri, Thailand. CP Freshmart was faster and much busier as he retained the WBA title for the sixth time. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 117-111.

Undefeated WBA minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (19-0, 7 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Byron Rojas (25-4-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night in a makeshift…
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New IBA champions crowned in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night at Hotel El Panama. Batista knocked Guzman down in round 4 and outclassed him until 9th when referee Ernesto Arce stopped the action at 2:56 when the local showed total dominance.
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The Guzman family and the Venezuelan team had a reason to celebrate when Antonio’s sister, Eva Marina Guzman (15-1-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Panama’s Yaditza Pérez (9-13-1, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant female IBA minimumweight title after 10 action packed rounds. Continue reading “New IBA champions crowned in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Young talented Panamanian Ronald Batista (9-1, 6KOs) acquired the vacant IBA súper flyweight championship when he stopped previously undefeated Venezuelan Antonio Guzman (19-1,15 KOs) on Tuesday night…
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Chuko Diaz defeats Perez in Cancun

In a battle between determined super lightweights who never stopped throwing punches, Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Jesus Antonio “Ricky” Perez (22-1, 17 KOs)on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Scores were 97-91, 97-91, 96-92. “Chuko” scored a flash knockdown with a sneaky left in round one. Referee Florentine Lopez took a point when ”Chuko” pushed Pérez after the initial round.

WBC female super flyweight champion Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (18-9, 6 KOs) schooled challenger Yulihan “Cobrita” Luna (16-3-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds, winning 97-92 on all three cards.

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In a battle between determined super lightweights who never stopped throwing punches, Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Jesus Antonio “Ricky” Perez (22-1,…
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Pitufo Diaz crushes Berna in 68 seconds

Featherweight contender Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz (24-1, 16 KOs) won by KO at 1:08 of the first round after sending David Berna (17-6, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a hard left hook ending the action on Saturday night at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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WBO Latino featherweight titleholder Luis Lebrón (14-0-1, 7 KOs) beat Luis May (21-11-1, 8 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision with the three judges each scoring 100-90. Lebron dominated May all the way. Continue reading “Pitufo Diaz crushes Berna in 68 seconds”

Featherweight contender Christopher “Pitufo” Díaz (24-1, 16 KOs) won by KO at 1:08 of the first round after sending David Berna (17-6, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a hard…
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Bivol outpoints Pascal to retain WBA title

Photos: Darryl Cobb, Jr.

WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Jean Pascal (33-6-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
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Bivol methodically punished Pascal from the get-go. Pascal kept it interesting with his wild aggression, but Bivol cruised to a 117-111, 119-109, 119-109 win.

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Photos: Darryl Cobb, Jr. WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former champ Jean Pascal (33-6-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Undercard Results from Atlantic City

2016 Olympian bronze super bantamweight Murodjon Ahkmadaliev (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Issac Zarate (16-3-3, 2 KOs). Ahkmadaliev in control all the way.

Heavyweight Sergiy Kuzmin of Russia (14-0, 11 KOs) dropped LaRon Mitchell of San Francisco (16-2, 14 KOs) four times on the way to a sixth round TKO win. The “Russian Bear” retains his WBA Intercontinental title.

In his Atlantic City debut, welterweight Logan “Korican Kid” Yoon of Honolulu, Hawaii (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO win over Hamzrah Sempewo of Mulago, Uganda (12-11, 6 KOs) to remain undefeated. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Atlantic City”

2016 Olympian bronze super bantamweight Murodjon Ahkmadaliev (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Issac Zarate (16-3-3, 2 KOs). Ahkmadaliev in control all the way. Heavyweight Sergiy Kuzmin…
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WBA champ Lebedev defeats Wilson

In a non-title fight, current WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oregonian Mike Wilson (19-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday at the elegant Casino de Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The 39-year-old Lebedev looked to be on his way to stopping Wilson after a big round four, but Wilson hung tough and the fight went the full distance. Scores were 117-111, 119-109, 119-109.

In a non-title fight, current WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Oregonian Mike Wilson (19-1, 8…
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Yafai retains WBA superfly belt

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) was lucky to retain his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (23-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday at Casino de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco. It was a flat performance by Yafai. He struggled to get untracked against Gonzalez, who mostly outworked and outboxed him. Yafai upped the pressure late, but the wide scores of 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 seemed overly generous.

WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) was lucky to retain his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (23-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday at…
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Undercard Results from Monte Carlo

Late sub heavyweight Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over 6’8 Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KOs). A dull fight erupted in round eight when Hunter dropped the lumbering Ustinov, who barely made it out of the round. The end came in round nine when Hunter floored Ustinov again. Time was 1:52.

Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov (5-0, 3 KOs) blew away Marcos Mojica (16-3-2, 12 KOs) in a welterweight clash. Yeleussinov dropped Mojica twice in round two and got the stoppage after another knockdown in round three.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Fanlong Meng (14-0, 9 KOs) won when Frank Buglioni (22-4-1, 16 KOs) suffered a cut over his right eye and the bout was stopped.

Late sub heavyweight Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over 6’8 Alexander Ustinov (34-3, 25 KOs). A dull fight erupted in round eight when Hunter…
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Phuzi outclasses Abiodun

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Akani Phuzi was most impressive in scoring a unanimous 12 round points decision over Afinni Abiodun of Nigeria to retain his WBA Pan African cruiserweight title for the first time at the Sibaya Casino in Durban on Friday night. Phuzi (90,55kg) from the Alan Toweel stable was in control throughout as he outboxed and outclassed Afinni (87,50kg) from the opening round through to round twelve. All that the challenger had was courage and guts as he managed to survive through to the last bell. Phuzi improved his record to 7-0, 3 KOs, and Afinni’s reported record dropped to 6-1-1, 5 KOs. Continue reading “Phuzi outclasses Abiodun”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Akani Phuzi was most impressive in scoring a unanimous 12 round points decision over Afinni Abiodun of Nigeria to retain his WBA Pan African cruiserweight…
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Rayment outpoints Tupou

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Randall Rayment (9-4, 3 KOs) scored a decision victory over formerly world rated Bowie Tupou (26-6, 18 KOs) on Friday at the Entertainment Centre in Hurstville, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Rayment, 246 pounds, outworked Tupou, 295 pounds, in most of the rounds to be awarded a six round split decision. Continue reading “Rayment outpoints Tupou”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight Randall Rayment (9-4, 3 KOs) scored a decision victory over formerly world rated Bowie Tupou (26-6, 18 KOs) on Friday at…
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Ex-champ Ganigan Lopez wins in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez (35-8, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger and fellow Mexico City native Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (16-7, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City.
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Lopez showed his greater experience to go out with his hand raised by scores of 97-73, 98-92, 98-92. Lopez claimed the WBC Latino flyweight title. Continue reading “Ex-champ Ganigan Lopez wins in Mexico City”

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes Former WBC world light flyweight champion Ganigan “La Maravilla” Lopez (35-8, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger…
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Afghanistan’s Kudura Kaneko blasts out Arikawa

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

We have never heard of any professional boxer from Afghanistan, the political situation of which is reportedly so unstable and turbulent that numerous refugees have moved to various countries all over the world.
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A refugee from Afghanistan, 20-year-old novice Kudura Kaneko (9-0, 6 KOs; whose real name is Kudura Tura), 146, stunned the sparse crowd at the Korakuen Hall, when he astoundingly disposed of former Japanese national welterweight champ Toshio Arikawa (15-6, 13 KOs), 147, with a devastating left hook at 1:44 of the third round in a scheduled eight on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Afghanistan’s Kudura Kaneko blasts out Arikawa”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda We have never heard of any professional boxer from Afghanistan, the political situation of which is reportedly so unstable and turbulent that numerous…
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Karpency, Martz win in Windham, NH

Former WBC, WBO and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-6, 18KOs) continued his winning streak by stopping durable veteran Marlon Hayes (23-21, 12KOs) on Wednesday night at the Castleton Banquet Center in Windham, New Hampshire. Weighing 181 pounds, Karpency used his superior handspeed and effective combinations to dominate his opponent from the opening bell.

Although Hayes had previously gone the 8 round distance with Adonis Stevenson and even 4 rounds with heavyweight Deontay Wilder, a straight left by Karpency at 18 seconds into the 3rd round dropped Hayes for the 10 count forcing referee Leo Gerstel to waive off the scheduled 8 rounder. Continue reading “Karpency, Martz win in Windham, NH”

Former WBC, WBO and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger Tommy Karpency (29-6, 18KOs) continued his winning streak by stopping durable veteran Marlon Hayes (23-21, 12KOs) on Wednesday night at…
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Traietti shuts out Lavin in rematch

New England cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti closed tonight’s Thanksgiving Day show, “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, in grand style, picking apart challenger Nick Lavin on the way to an impressive eight-round unanimous decision win in the main event. The “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP), has become an annual tradition at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Fighting out of nearby Quincy, MA, the popular 33-year-old Traietti (27-4, 21 KOs), is an Irag War veteran and college graduate, who defeated the Lavin by way of an eight-round unanimous decision August 5, 2017 for the N.E. title. Continue reading “Traietti shuts out Lavin in rematch”

New England cruiserweight champion Chris Traietti closed tonight’s Thanksgiving Day show, “Championship Boxing at the Armory”, in grand style, picking apart challenger Nick Lavin on the way to an impressive…
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Marsella, Jr. improves to 11-0 in Rhode Island

By Jason Marchetti at ringside

In the main event of the evening, Anthony Marsella, Jr. (11-0, 5 KO’s) peppered Mexican Jorge Rodriguez (10-4, 10 KO’s) into submission after three short rounds. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.

Marsella cut off the ring, established his jab, and landed his signature quick combinations on Rodriguez who claimed he tore his bicep during the bout. Rodriguez hung tough for a few rounds but was totally outclassed and overmatched by Marsella’s pedigree. Marsella earned the vacant local IBA Americas Junior Welterweight Championship with the victory. Continue reading “Marsella, Jr. improves to 11-0 in Rhode Island”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside In the main event of the evening, Anthony Marsella, Jr. (11-0, 5 KO’s) peppered Mexican Jorge Rodriguez (10-4, 10 KO’s) into submission after three short…
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