Boxing Results

Ex-WBO champ Parker defeats Massey

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It wasn’t the annihilation he promised, but former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (31-3, 21 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over Jack “One Smack” Massey (20-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the AO Arena in Manchester, England. Parker was in command all the way en route to a 96-93, 97-92, 97-93 verdict. Massey was deducted a point in round eight for holding. Parker, 31, gets back on the winning track after a KO loss to Joe Joyce.

Unbeaten welterweight Ekow Essuman (19-0, 7 KOs) edged Chris Kongo (14-2, 7 KOs) over twelve close rounds. Majority decision 114-114, 116-113, 115-114. Whole slew of belts on the line in this fight including British, Commonwealth, IBF Euro and WBC International silver.

2020 Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Frazer Clarke (5-0, 4 KOs) was victorious when Kevin Espindola (7-7, 2 KOs) couldn’t come out for round five due to a hand injury.

It wasn’t the annihilation he promised, but former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (31-3, 21 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over Jack “One Smack” Massey (20-2, 11…
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Woods almost pulls another upset

Heavyweight spoiler Terrell Jamal Woods (29-55-10, 21 KOs) very nearly snatched the unbeaten record Moses Johnson (9-0-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Their six round bout ended in a draw with scores of 58-56 Woods, 58-56 Johnson, 57-57. Johnson was busier, but Woods landed the harder, cleaner shots.

Heavyweight spoiler Terrell Jamal Woods (29-55-10, 21 KOs) very nearly snatched the unbeaten record Moses Johnson (9-0-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem,…
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Boxing Results from Orlando

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By Damon Gonzalez

Unbeaten female flyweight Jasmine Artiga (10-0-1, 5 KOs) outscored Ashley Sciscente (6-3, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the sold-out Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Artiga dropped Sciscente twice en route to an eight round 79-71, 79-71, 78-72 unanimous decision.

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Female amateur standout Kira Tapia won her professional debut against Clarice Morales (0-1-1) by four round unanimous decision. Scores were 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.

In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, Corey Marksman (6-0, 5 KOs) got a second round TKO when opponent Adrian Obran (5-1, 3 KOs) started vomiting and couldn’t continue.

Super bantamweight Glenn Dezurn (16-3-1, 11 KOs) pounded on Luis Cambero (14-8-1, 9 KOs) for three rounds and Cambero didn’t come out for round four. Dezurn is the husband of undisputed female super middleweight champion Franchon Crews Dezurn. Continue reading “Boxing Results from Orlando”

By Damon Gonzalez Unbeaten female flyweight Jasmine Artiga (10-0-1, 5 KOs) outscored Ashley Sciscente (6-3, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the sold-out Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Artiga…
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Stevens, Oberlton, Gonzalez remain unbeaten

The three matchups between undefeated fighters headlined the first ShoBox of 2023 at the Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

In the main event, super middleweight David Stevens (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round KO over Sean Hemphill (14-1, 8 KOs). Stevens dropped Hemphill twice at the very end of round eight. There were just two seconds left in the bout when the KO came. Entering round eight, Stevens was ahead 68-65 3x.

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Light heavyweight Atif Oberlton (8-0, 6 KOs) hammered out a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Artem Brusov (12-1, 11 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
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Super featherweight Julian Gonzalez (9-0-1, 9 KOs) dropped Rosalindo Morales (9-1, 2 KOs) in round one en route to a referee’s stoppage in round four.
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The three matchups between undefeated fighters headlined the first ShoBox of 2023 at the Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In the main event, super middleweight David Stevens (12-0,…
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Tomlin outpoints Vittori

Lightweight Tyler “Short Fuse” Tomlin (14-1, 9 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Gustavo David Vittori (27-12-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Scorecards read 80-72 across the board.

“This is the start we were looking for, a good win over a tough opponent to start my year off right,” said Tomlin after the fight. “I was gunning for the knockout, but this guy was tough, and he wasn’t going away. I hit him with some good shots, but credit to him, he took them and made it to the final bell.”

Tomlin is now looking to fight three to four more times, if possible, this year. His goal is to build his record up to 20-wins by the end of 2023.

Lightweight Tyler “Short Fuse” Tomlin (14-1, 9 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Gustavo David Vittori (27-12-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at The Bruce Convention Center in…
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Sasaki upsets Toyoshima, wins WBO AP 147lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

In a stunning upset, unheralded hard-puncher Jin Sasaki (14-1-1, 13 KOs), 147, impressively dethroned WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ WBC#14, WBA#13, WBO#11 Ryota Toyoshima (16-3-1, 10 KOs), 146.5, with an unexpected first-round stoppage at 1:56 in a scheduled twelve on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Despite his tremendous power punching WBO AP#9 Sasaki, 21, was an underdog due to his sole defeat and eleventh-round shellacking by Andy Hiraoka with the WBO AP 140lb belt on the line in 2021, when Jin failed to make the super light limit by four pounds to be suspended afterward. A young tiger Jin exploded his powerful left hooks to the temple of the champ that had him rubbery legged prior to his lethal shot that decked Toyoshima, 27, on the back. The champ managed to raise himself, but couldn’t keep his equilibrium to be saved by the referee Biney Martin. Continue reading “Sasaki upsets Toyoshima, wins WBO AP 147lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda In a stunning upset, unheralded hard-puncher Jin Sasaki (14-1-1, 13 KOs), 147, impressively dethroned WBO Asia Pacific welterweight champ WBC#14, WBA#13, WBO#11 Ryota…
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Ajagba tops Shaw in snoozer

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By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Nigerian heavyweight Efe “Silent Roller” Ajagba won a ten round unanimous decision over St. Louis’ Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw to close out the show on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Ajagba was looking to make it two in a row after his lone setback to Frank Sanchez in October 2021, while Shaw was looking to remain undefeated.

Things opened up cautiously, each man looking to establish their jab in round one. Ajagba move forward in round two, again behind his jab, while Shaw opted to use good lateral movement, countering on occasion and initiating the action only when Ajagba stopped his forward momentum. At the end of the fourth, the first sign of crowd dissatisfaction showed as boos cascaded the ring due to the tactical, if not scintillating action. With two heavyweights known for their knockout power, this was a very carefully fought match, with neither man wanting to risk getting caught in a wild exchange.

Yet, after each round, Shaw would pump his right fist in the air as he walked to his corner, if not to convince the judges that he won that round, then to convince himself. Despite the fact that the action had been an instant replay of itself round after round, the crowd rained down another avalanche of boos midway through the ninth. Late in the tenth round, the cacophony boos repeated itself which seemed to Ajagba to unleash a Gatling gun of jabs that snapped Shaw’s head back violently. While each man appeared to employ very different game plans it appeared Ajagba’s was the more successful. In the end, the judges agreed as all three scored it 96-94 in favor of Ajagba, now 17-1, 13 KOs. Shaw loses his first at 18-1, 13 KOs. Continue reading “Ajagba tops Shaw in snoozer”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside Nigerian heavyweight Efe “Silent Roller” Ajagba won a ten round unanimous decision over St. Louis’ Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw to close out the show…
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Rice stops Vianello on a cut

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By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

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In the opening bout of the ESPN telecast on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, undefeated Italian Olympian Guido Vianello was defeated by former sparring partner Jonnie Rice via seventh round TKO in a scheduled 10 round heavyweight bout. Vianello worked behind his long, pawing jab while Rice tried to counter but didn’t match Guido’s work rate. In the fifth round, the crowd grew very vocal with their discontent at the lack of meaningful action. Suddenly, a long left jab by Rice in the sixth snapped Vianello’s head back. Then a Rice right hand opened a nasty cut on Vianello’s left eyebrow. The corner was not able to successfully stem the flow of blood, prompting referee Benjy Esteves to call in the ringside doctor early in the seventh.

After a brief inspection, the doctor recommended the fight be stopped. Initially, Esteves told all the judges to score the round, thinking that the cut was caused by a clash of heads. After a review of the video replay, the decision was reversed and it was deemed that the cut was caused by that telling punch in the sixth. Winner by technical knockout – Jonnie Rice, now 16-6-1, 11 KOs. Vianello drops his first at 10-1-1, 9 KOs. Incidentally, Vianello was ahead by scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56. Continue reading “Rice stops Vianello on a cut”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In the opening bout of the ESPN telecast on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, undefeated Italian Olympian…
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Early Results from Verona, NY

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By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

In a highly skilled and very tactical fight, Junior Lightweights Abraham “Super” Nova and Adam “Blu Nose” Lopez lived up to the predictions that they might deliver the fight of the night. After three tactical rounds, things heated up in the fourth with a nice toe to toe exchange late in the round. In the fifth, a beautiful right-left-right combination deposited Lopez hard on his back. As Nova tried to cut off the ring and follow up on his advantage, he could be heard saying, “It’s my birthday…I got to get this win,” to a retreating Lopez. (It is in fact Nova’s 29th birthday). Nova was credited with another knockdown in the sixth, as Lopez tried to hold on after being raked along the ropes and stumbled to the canvas when he couldn’t keep his grip on a backpedaling Nova. Lopez managed to gather himself in the seventh and actually appeared to take the eighth, snapping Nova’s head with some beautiful combinations at the end of the round.

Nova was able to hop on his bicycle in the ninth and hold off a charging Lopez with his jab. The tenth and final round was something out of the movies. Both men teed off on each other seemingly non-Stop for easily two out of the three minutes that the round lasted. It was amazing that nobody went down, but Nova capped the round and the fight off by staggering Lopez with the final blows of the fight. Even though 2023 is only 14 days old, it will take some doing to pass this is the round of the year! The final scores were 97-91 and 98-90 twice, all for Nova who comes back with a hard fought win after his loss to Robeisy Ramirez last year, raising his record to 22-1 15 KOs. The hard luck Lopez falls to 16-4, KOs. Continue reading “Early Results from Verona, NY”

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In a highly skilled and very tactical fight, Junior Lightweights Abraham “Super” Nova and Adam “Blu Nose” Lopez lived up to the predictions that…
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Plata beats Clavel in WBA/WBC unification clash

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In a WBC/WBA female light flyweight world title unification, WBA champion Jessica Nery Plata (29-2, 3 KOs) hammered out a close, but unanimous decision to take the WBC belt from previously unbeaten Kim Clavel (16-1, 3 KOs) on Friday night at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. After ten spirited rounds, Plata was declared a 97-93, 97-93, 96-94 winner.

Unbeaten super lightweight Mazlum Akdeniz (18-0, 8 KOs) successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas belt with a ten round unanimous decision against Cristian Bielma (19-5-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Akdeniz dropped Bielma in rounds three, five, and seven en route to a 100-87 3x verdict. Continue reading “Plata beats Clavel in WBA/WBC unification clash”

In a WBC/WBA female light flyweight world title unification, WBA champion Jessica Nery Plata (29-2, 3 KOs) hammered out a close, but unanimous decision to take the WBC belt from…
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Davis stops HL Garcia, Kingry next

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WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) retained his title by stopping previously unbeaten WBA super featherweight champion Héctor Luis García (16-1, 10 KOs) between rounds eight and nine on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 19,731 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Competitive fight early on. Davis began to connect midway. Garcia had his moments also. Good exchanges in round seven. Tank staggered Garcia in round eight and Garcia didn’t come out for round nine. Official time was :13 of round nine. At the time of the stoppage, Tank led 79-73 on two cards and 78-74 on the third.

Garcia later stated that a Davis punch short-circuited the eyesight in his right eye. He will return to the 130lb division where he remains champion. Tank moves on to a mega fight with Ryan “Kingry” Garcia.

WBA “regular” lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) retained his title by stopping previously unbeaten WBA super featherweight champion Héctor Luis García (16-1, 10 KOs) between rounds eight…
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Boots Ennis wins IBF interim belt in snoozer

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Unbeaten longtime top 147lb contender Jaron “Boots” Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) finally got his first world title of sorts when he defeated little-known IBF #4 Karen Chukhadzhian (21-2, 11 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to claim the vacant IBF interim welterweight belt on Saturday night in the Tank-HLG co-feature at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Frustrating fight with Ennis pretty much stalking the survival-minded Chukhadzhian the whole way. Scores were 120-108 3x.

This was Ennis’ first fight that went the distance since 2017.

“He ran a lot,” said Ennis. “Hats off to him since a lot of guys didn’t want to fight me. So shout out to him for coming here and taking this fight…everyone knows I want Spence. I’ll keep waiting until the time is right and Spence is ready to take the fight.”

Unbeaten longtime top 147lb contender Jaron “Boots” Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) finally got his first world title of sorts when he defeated little-known IBF #4 Karen Chukhadzhian (21-2, 11 KOs)…
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Villa surprises Ellis, Andrade victorious

In an IBF welterweight eliminator, IBF #9 KO artist Roiman Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) scored a come-from-behind twelve round majority decision over previously undefeated IBF #8 contender Rashidi Ellis (24-1, 15 KOs) Saturday night on the Tank-HLG PPV undercard at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Ellis easily outboxed Villa over the first half of the fight. However, Villa brutalized Ellis down the stretch, dropping him twice in round twelve to pull it out. Scores were 113-113, 114-112, 114-112. This was the big upset of the night as Ellis entered a 7:1 favorite.

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Two-division world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Demond Nicholson (26-5-1, 22 KOs) in his first bout at super middleweight. The 34-year-old Boo Boo dropped Nicholson in rounds two and ten en route to a 100-88 3x verdict.
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In an IBF welterweight eliminator, IBF #9 KO artist Roiman Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) scored a come-from-behind twelve round majority decision over previously undefeated IBF #8 contender Rashidi Ellis (24-1,…
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Journeyman Ogundo TKOs Lamont Peterson

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40-year-old journeyman super lightweight Michael Ogundo (17-16, 14 KOs) spoiled the comeback of 38-year-old former world champion Lamont Peterson (35-6-1, 17 KOs) with a fourth round TKO. In his first fight since 2019, Peterson was dropped in round four and his corner threw in the towel moments later. The bout took place on the Davis-Garcia off-TV undercard in Washington DC.

Super welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) battered Omar Rosales (9-2-1, 5 KOs) in four one-sided rounds. Mielnicki dropped Rosales at the end of round three and Rosales’ corner threw in the towel early in round four.

Undefeated super lightweight knockout artist Brandun Lee (27-0, 23 KOs) punished Diego Luque (21-11-2, 10 KOs) until referee Brent Bovell waved it off in round four.

Unbeaten super welterweight Travon Marshall (7-0, 6 KOs) bumrushed Shawn West (7-3-1, 4 KOs) and got a rather quick referee’s stoppage in less than a minute.

Super middleweight Kyrone Davis (17-3-1, 6 KOs) outpointed Cristián Fabián Ríos (23-16-3, 7 KOs) over eight rounds 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

Other Results:
Keeshawn Williams W6 Gustavo David Vittori (welterweight)
Jalil Hackett TKO1 Joel Guevara (super welterweight)
Mia Ellis TKO1 Karen Dulin (female super featherweight)

40-year-old journeyman super lightweight Michael Ogundo (17-16, 14 KOs) spoiled the comeback of 38-year-old former world champion Lamont Peterson (35-6-1, 17 KOs) with a fourth round TKO. In his first…
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Jerusalem sinks Taniguchi, wins WBO 105lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Filipino puncher Melvin Jerusalem (20-2, 12 KOs), 103, surprisingly dethroned WBO minimumweight champion Masataka Taniguchi (16-4, 11 KOs), 105, by a stunning knockout with a single right shot to the champ’s chin at 1:04 into the second round on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Taniguchi, a prefight favorite, controlled the initial round with his southpaw lefts to the still nervous Filipino. A trick happened when Jerusalem landed a perfect right to the button, dropping him on the seat of his trunks. The champ attempted to stand up too quickly (he should have stayed there for some more seconds) and couldn’t regain his equilibrium properly. He badly lost his balance and referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. from Puerto Rico waved it off to declare a TKO victory. It’s a great shocker. Continue reading “Jerusalem sinks Taniguchi, wins WBO 105lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Filipino puncher Melvin Jerusalem (20-2, 12 KOs), 103, surprisingly dethroned WBO minimumweight champion Masataka Taniguchi (16-4, 11 KOs), 105, by a stunning knockout with…
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Valladares keeps IBF 105lb belt via no decision

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF minimumweight champion Daniel Valladares (26-3-1-1ND, 15 KOs), 105, Mexico, retained his belt by No Decision at 2:48 of the third round as he failed to go on because of a severe pain caused by an accidental headbutt with Japanese challenger Ginjiro Shigeoka (8-0-1ND, 6 KOs), 105, a faster southpaw, in a scheduled twelve on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Shigeoka, whose amateur mark was 59-1, was highly expected to annex the belt from the Mexican who had wrested the belt from Filipino Rene Mark Cuarto last July. The shorter Japanese seemingly took the initiative in the first two rounds, but an accidental butt made Valladares complain of a too severe pain to go on. Referee Chris Flores (US) generously accepted his appeal and declared a No Decision. The spectators, mostly Shigeoka adherents, were greatly disappointed at the abrupt stoppage in a bizarre fashion. Continue reading “Valladares keeps IBF 105lb belt via no decision”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF minimumweight champion Daniel Valladares (26-3-1-1ND, 15 KOs), 105, Mexico, retained his belt by No Decision at 2:48 of the third round as he…
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Ioka-Franco, Full Report/Analysis

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 115, battled to a majority draw with WBA titleholder Joshua Franco (18-1-3-1NC, 8 KOs), 114.75, over a very technical see-saw affair in a super-fly twelve-round unification bout on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.  Franco was more aggressive all the way, while Ioka was more accurate in counterpunching the aggressor.  It means Ioka and Franco each kept his own belt as previously.

The official scores were as follows: Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa) 115-113 for Franco, Jose Roberto Torres (Puerto Rico) and Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand) both 114-114.  The female referee was Melva Santos from Puerto Rico, who was so well-done in handling the fast-moving and fast-punching champions.

Continue reading “Ioka-Franco, Full Report/Analysis”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 115, battled to a majority draw with WBA titleholder Joshua Franco (18-1-3-1NC, 8 KOs), 114.75,…
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Tsutsumi defeats ex-OPBF champ Apolinar

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Ex-AIBA youth champion in 2016 and former thirteen-time national amateur champ, unbeaten feather prospect Hayato Tsutsumi (2-0, no KO), 125.75, defeated former OPBF super bantam ruler Pete Apolinar (16-4, 10 KOs), 126, as he dropped the Filipino with furious combinations in round six en route to a nearly shutout decision (80-71 twice, 79-72) over eight fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.  It was a semi-windup supporting the WBA/WBO super-fly unification bout between Ioka and Franco. Continue reading “Tsutsumi defeats ex-OPBF champ Apolinar”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Ex-AIBA youth champion in 2016 and former thirteen-time national amateur champ, unbeaten feather prospect Hayato Tsutsumi (2-0, no KO), 125.75, defeated former OPBF…
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Night of Knockouts in Detroit

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By Brad Snyder

The last boxing matches in Michigan of 2022 were put on Friday night at the Soundboard inside Motor City Casino in Detroit by CLIP Productions and promoter Carlos Llinas. The Heavyweight main event had Vernon Webber make his walk to the ring dressed as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. In green furry boxing trunks, like the Grinch, Webber took all the joy of Christmas away from his opponent, Gabriel Mota (1-3). Webber scored a 2:58 1st Round knockout after dominating the short fight. Webber improves to (6-0, 4 KOs).

The co-main event of the night had Weaver’s Boxing Gym owner, Munib Al Salmani return to the ring on short notice to face Devin Garrett (0-2). Although, Al Salmani said, after the fight, he felt rusty and would be more prepared next time to ring announcer, Kara Ro. Well, the results and the eye test showed he was more than ready and looked good. Normally a Lightweight, Al Salmani improved to (3-0, 3 KOs) with a 2nd Round TKO victory at the 1:11 mark in the Light Heavyweight bout. Continue reading “Night of Knockouts in Detroit”

By Brad Snyder The last boxing matches in Michigan of 2022 were put on Friday night at the Soundboard inside Motor City Casino in Detroit by CLIP Productions and promoter…
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Ioka, Franco battle to majority draw

By Joe Koizumi

WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 115, Japan, battled to a majority draw (114-114 twice, 115-113 against him) with WBA titleholder Joshua Franco (18-1-3-1NC, 8 KOs), 114.75, US, over a very technical see-saw affair in a super-fly unification twelve-round bout on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Franco was more aggressive all the way, while Ioka was more accurate in counterpunching the aggressor. It means Ioka and Franco each kept his own belt as previously. The female referee was Melva Santos from Puerto Rico.

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By Joe Koizumi WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 115, Japan, battled to a majority draw (114-114 twice, 115-113 against him) with WBA titleholder Joshua Franco (18-1-3-1NC, 8…
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Furuhashi edges Tamura, wins vacant Japanese 122lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

In the last show at the Korakuen Hall this year, former Japanese 122-pound champ Gakuya Furuhashi (29-9-2, 16 KOs), 122, elaborately regained the vacant belt lately renounced by Takuma Inoue (who had dethroned Furuhashi this June) as he fought a pier-six brawl with grudge rival Ryoichi Tamura (15-7-1, 7 KOs),122, and eked out a split decision (96-94 twice for him, 95-96 against him) over ten furiously-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.  A la the Tony Zale versus Rocky Graziano trilogy, they swapped punching all night, battering the rival and absorbed good punishment each other.   They took the initiative in every other round to have the judges frustrated in scoring, but Gakuya (who was victorious again after his previous win in 2019) finally won the one-round fight in the tenth and final session to claim the belt. Continue reading “Furuhashi edges Tamura, wins vacant Japanese 122lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda In the last show at the Korakuen Hall this year, former Japanese 122-pound champ Gakuya Furuhashi (29-9-2, 16 KOs), 122, elaborately regained the…
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Domingo come-from-behind KO over Tomioka

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Philippine #1 light-fly contender Esneth Domingo (18-2, 10 KOs), 109.75, impressively scored a come-from-behind one-punch knockout victory over southpaw Japanese Kosuke Tomioka (6-3, 5 KOs), 112, at 1:25 of the sixth round in a scheduled eight on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Esneth, the nephew of former Filipino crowd-pleaser Michael Domingo (working the corner as his trainer), now registered a couple of stoppages over Jukiya Iimura (TKO6, this October) and Tomioka in succession.

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Tomioka had an upper hand, decked Domingo with a southpaw left in the fourth and had him at bay with a flurry of punches. Unfortunately the Japanese aggressor dropped his mouth guard on the deck by accident with the ref calling a brief break to have it cleaned and replaced. Resuming the fight, the fast and ferocious Domingo exploded a devastating right to the button of the aggressor, who barely regained his legs but couldn’t properly regain the equilibrium to be fatally counted out. Continue reading “Domingo come-from-behind KO over Tomioka”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Philippine #1 light-fly contender Esneth Domingo (18-2, 10 KOs), 109.75, impressively scored a come-from-behind one-punch knockout victory over southpaw Japanese Kosuke Tomioka (6-3,…
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Christmas Day Boxing Results from Belgium

The annual Christmas Day boxing card in Izegem, Belgium, returned to the Sporthal De Krekel returned after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. In the main event, light heavyweight Sadaam Moamed Da Silva Caetano (6-2, 4 KOs) stopped Thibault George (1-2-1, 1 KO) in round four of a bout for the Vlaams (Flemish) title. The most accomplished boxer on the card was light heavyweight Timur Nikarkhoev (26-4, 15 KOs), who outpointed Serhii Ksendzov (4-10, 2 KOs) over six rounds by scores of 59-55, 60-54, 59-55. Female flyweight Amy Naert (8-1, 2 KOs) smoked Tetiana Perevezentseva (0-5) in two rounds. Super lightweight journeyman Mikheil Gabinashvili (9-32-3, 6 KOs) stopped pro-debuting Manolito Strynckx in round four.

Other Results:
Shamshad Aramkhel W6 Brice Bula Galo (super lightweight)
Denis Rosescu W6 Levan Ulikhaniani (super middleweight)

The card was promoted by Team Houtland.

The annual Christmas Day boxing card in Izegem, Belgium, returned to the Sporthal De Krekel returned after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. In the main event, light heavyweight…
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Charr stops Seferi in two

Charr SeferiLast weekend heavyweight Mahmoud “Diamond Boy” Charr was supposed to meet Lucas Browne in a duel between ex-WBA world champions, but the event fell apart at the last minute suddenly stranding all the athletes and officials in Dubai. Charr’s promoter Erol Ceylan, however, had Charr flown in from the UAE and with the support of the BDB was able to hastily arrange a fight for Charr on Wednesday in Hamburg’s ECB Gym against “The Albanian Tyson” Nuri Seferi, who was in training for another fight that had fallen through. Charr (34-4, 20 KOs) punished Sefari (42-11, 24 KOs) for the better part of two rounds and got the TKO2 win when Seferi’s corner threw in the towel. Continue reading “Charr stops Seferi in two”

Last weekend heavyweight Mahmoud “Diamond Boy” Charr was supposed to meet Lucas Browne in a duel between ex-WBA world champions, but the event fell apart at the last minute suddenly…
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Dominguez remains unbeaten

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Unbeaten flyweight Andy Dominguez (9-0, 6 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Marvin Solano (24-8, 8 KOs) in the main event on Wednesday night in front of a full house at Sony Hall in Manhattan’s Times Square. Scores were 78-73, 76-75, 78-73. Solano was deducted a point in round eight.

Light heavyweight Nadim Salloum (10-1, 4 KOs), the first and only professional boxer born and raised in Lebanon, took an eight round majority decision over Decarlo “3mendo” Perez (19-7, 6 KOs). Good action fight. Scores were 76-76, 78-74, 77-75.

Journeywoman super flyweight Indeya Smith (6-6, 1 KO) surprised former world title challenger Sulem Urbina (13-3-1, 2 KOs), taking a spirited eight round unanimous decision. Scores were 77-75, 79-73, 79-73.

Middleweight Anthony “The Magician” Sims Jr. (23-1, 20 KOs) outpointed Anthony Todd (14-7, 8 KOs) over eight workmanlike rounds. Scores were 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

In the only kayo of the night, unbeaten middleweight Alejandro Luis Silva (20-0-1, 15 KOs) destroyed Issa Samir (19-2, 16 KOs) in the first round. Silva sent Samir to the canvas for the count at 2:20.

The card was promoted by Boxinginsider.

Unbeaten flyweight Andy Dominguez (9-0, 6 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Marvin Solano (24-8, 8 KOs) in the main event on Wednesday night in front of…
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