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Torres destroys WBC #5 Ganigan Lopez

In a stunning upset, journeyman Armando “Alacran” Torres (25-18, 19 KOs) knocked out former WBC light flyweight champion and WBC #5 rated Ganigan “Maravilla” Lopez (36-10, 19 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at the famed Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The heavy-handed Torres dropped Lopez twice to end it and claim the WBC Latino fly title.

In a stunning upset, journeyman Armando “Alacran” Torres (25-18, 19 KOs) knocked out former WBC light flyweight champion and WBC #5 rated Ganigan “Maravilla” Lopez (36-10, 19 KOs) in the…
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Dawson dominates; Chaney steals the show

Photos: Emily Harney

Former two-time light heavyweight world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (36-5, 19 KOs) cruised to an uneventful eight round unanimous decision over Denis Grachev (19-9-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Dawson was in control from the opening bell. Grachev’s best moment was round six when he connected with several punches. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73. With the win, Dawson claimed the vacant WBC USNBC title.

It was short, but sweet. Unbeaten heavyweight Cassius Chaney (17-0, 11 KOs) needed just 63 seconds to annihilate former cruiserweight title challenger Santander Silgado (28-8, 22 KOs). A crushing right hand laid out Silgado for several minutes. Continue reading “Dawson dominates; Chaney steals the show”

Photos: Emily Harney Former two-time light heavyweight world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (36-5, 19 KOs) cruised to an uneventful eight round unanimous decision over Denis Grachev (19-9-1, 10 KOs) on…
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McCarthy shocks #WBC 15 Turchi

In an upset, cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy (16-2, 8 KOs) won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBC #15 rated Fabio Turchi (17-1, 13 KOs) to win the WBC International title on Friday at PalaTrento in Trento, Italy. McCarthy busted up Turchi’s face en route to a 116-112, 115-113 verdict on two cards. Turchi was up 116-112 on the third card. Turchi was a 4:1 favorite.

Middleweight Matteo Signani (29-5, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over Gevorg Khatchikian (29-3, 14 KOs) to claim the vacant EBU belt. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 Signani, 115-114 Khatchikian in a bout that never heated up.

Featherweight Francesco Grandelli (13-1-1, 2 KOs) won an exciting ten round split decision over Reece Bellotti (14-2, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International silver title. Scores were 96-95, 96-94 Grandelli, 96-95 Bellotti.

In an upset, cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy (16-2, 8 KOs) won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBC #15 rated Fabio Turchi (17-1, 13 KOs) to win the WBC International title…
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Harris, Flanagan win in Belfast

Unbeaten flyweight contender Jay Harris (17-0, 9 KOs) knocked out three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes (6-3, 1 KO) in the fourth round at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Harris finished Barnes with a bodyshot. Barnes was also down in round three. Time was 2:14.

Former WBO lightweight champion Terry “Turbo” Flanagan (35-2, 14 KOs) won by fourth round DQ over Michael Ansah (17-10-2, 11 KOs). Ansah was chased for hitting on the break. Time 2:58.

Unbeaten flyweight contender Jay Harris (17-0, 9 KOs) knocked out three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes (6-3, 1 KO) in the fourth round at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Harris…
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Shocker: WBC #2 Wake stopped by Ramonal

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Who expected WBC#2/IBF#4 122-pounder Shingo Wake (26-6-2, 18 KOs), 125.75, to lose to such a mediocre Filipino underdog named Jhunriel Ramonal (16-8-6, 9 KOs), 125.25, today (Friday) in Tokyo, Japan?
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Furthermore, Wake, when he was the OPBF ruler, had demolished Ramonal in three one-sided rounds here in 2013.  It was an easy-going safety-first matchmaking that booked Wake against Ramonal, just #8 featherweight by the GAB (Philippine commission) in a rematch, but an unbelievable upset happened before the stunned crowd at the Hall. Continue reading “Shocker: WBC #2 Wake stopped by Ramonal”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Who expected WBC#2/IBF#4 122-pounder Shingo Wake (26-6-2, 18 KOs), 125.75, to lose to such a mediocre Filipino underdog named Jhunriel Ramonal (16-8-6, 9 KOs),…
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J Russell Peltz celebrates 50 years in boxing

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Friday night in Philadelphia was a night to remember as the City of Brotherly Love paid homage to Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz, who celebrated 50 years in the business by presenting a card at the 2300 Arena.
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In the main event, unbeaten super lightweight prospect Victor Padilla (6-0, 5 KOs) who took a unanimous decision over Romain Tomas (8-3, 1 KO). The bout was scheduled for six rounds, a throwback to a century ago when Pennsylvania state laws set such a limit on all main events. Padilla won by scores of 59-55, 60-54 and 60-54. Continue reading “J Russell Peltz celebrates 50 years in boxing”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Friday night in Philadelphia was a night to remember as the City of Brotherly Love paid homage to Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz, who…
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WBC #3 Nakatani halts ex-champ Melindo

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Should there be a next Japanese world champ, it might be a highly talented, 21-year-old Junto Nakatani (20-0, 15 KOs), 113.75, who battered former IBF 108-pound ruler, Filipino veteran Milan Melindo (37-5, 13 KOs), 114, to the punch and halted him with the referee’s intervention at 2:02 of the sixth round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.
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WBC#3/WBO#3/WBA#2 Nakatani, a tall youngster at 5’7”, utilized his southpaw stance so effectively that he gave Melindo no openings to come close to him to mix it up all the way. Nakatani made good use of his advantageous height and reach, whipped the Filipino from all angles and had him at bay in the fatal sixth. Having absorbed much punishment, Melindo was saved from further punishment by the ref with the crowd’s great praise. Coached by Californian trainer Rudy Hernandez, Junto has shown his steady improvement. Continue reading “WBC #3 Nakatani halts ex-champ Melindo”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Should there be a next Japanese world champ, it might be a highly talented, 21-year-old Junto Nakatani (20-0, 15 KOs), 113.75, who battered former…
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Danielito Zorrilla remains unbeaten

Unbeaten junior welterweight Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jesús Pérez (23-3, 18 KOs) to win the NABO interim title on Saturday night at the Coliseíto Pedrín Zorrilla in San Juan, Puerto Rico topping an event presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions together with H2 Entertainment. Despite fighting with an injured hand, Zorrilla won 100-89, 100-89 and 98-91.

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Zorrilla’s victory now places him in line for a fight against full NABO champ Yomar Álamo, who retained the belt with a draw against Antonio Morán on Friday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Both fights were part of the WBO’s ‘Tournament of Champions.’ Continue reading “Danielito Zorrilla remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten junior welterweight Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Jesús Pérez (23-3, 18 KOs) to win the NABO interim title on Saturday…
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Lundy outclasses Frankel

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

“Hammering” Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive one-sided eight round unanimous decision victory over “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (37-23-1, 8 KOs) Saturday night at the PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Lundy showed he can once again be a viable top ten contender with an almost flaws performance against sixty-one fight veteran Frankel.

Lundy controlled the distance with sharp jabs and tight hooks while in the pocket. Frankel looked to bang on the inside, but Lundy’s slick defense forced most of his volleys to deflect off arms or shoulders. Continue reading “Lundy outclasses Frankel”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside “Hammering” Hank Lundy (30-8-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive one-sided eight round unanimous decision victory over “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (37-23-1, 8 KOs) Saturday night…
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Golovkin edges Derevyanchenko in Big Drama Show

Photos: Emily Harney

Former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a very close twelve round unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) to reclaim the vacant IBF middleweight title on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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The 37-year-old Golovkin showed his power early, dropping Derevyanchenko in round one. Derevyanchenko was cut over the right eye from a punch (ruled a headbutt) in round two. Derevyanchenko was very aggressive in rounds three and four. Derevyanchenko hurt GGG to the body in round five. Derevyanchenko was a buzzsaw after that. Derevyanchenko had a big round ten making GGG look slow while missing punches. The last two rounds were close. Scores were 114-113, 115-112, 115-112.

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Photos: Emily Harney Former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) scored a very close twelve round unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) to reclaim the vacant IBF…
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Ennis TKOs Fernandez; Franklin beats Sour

By Brad Snyder at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder

Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (24-0, 22 KOs) TKO’d Demian Daniel Fernandez (12-2, 5 KOs) in round three on Saturday night at the Dort Federal Events Center in Flint, Michigan.
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Ennis was aggressive from the opening bell, landing 43 percent of his power shots as he switched from orthodox to southpaw. Two warnings for low blows in the first minute of the fight did not stop the speedy Ennis from attacking the body.  In the third, Ennis backed Fernandez into the corner and unleashed an onslaught of unanswered power shots that forced the Argentine to take a knee. Fernandez beat the count but told referee Frank Garza that he couldn’t see and the fight was immediately ended. Time was 2:10. After the fight, Fernandez (12-2, 5 KOs) was transported to a local hospital with a suspected orbital injury.

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin (20-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Pavel Šour (11-2, 6 KOs). Franklin dropped Sour in rounds six and ten en route to a 97-91, 98-91, 98-90 win. Sour who had opportunities, still had no answer for the left hook and right to the head.

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By Brad Snyder at ringside Photos: Bob Ryder Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (24-0, 22 KOs) TKO’d Demian Daniel Fernandez (12-2, 5 KOs) in round three on Saturday night at…
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Ashley Theophane defeats Kassim Ouma

No, it’s not 2005. In an under the radar fight, 39-year-old middleweight Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (48-8-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 40-year-old former world champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (29-14-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Gilleleje Hallen in Gilleleje, Denmark. Theophane won by scores of 98-92, 99-91, 100-91.

No, it’s not 2005. In an under the radar fight, 39-year-old middleweight Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (48-8-1, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over 40-year-old former world champion Kassim…
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Madrimov, Baranchyk victorious at MSG

Photos: Emily Harney

Fast-tracking WBA Intercontinental super welterweight champion Israil Madrimov (4-0, 4 KOs) impressively stopped Alejandro Barrera (29-6, 18 KOs) in round five in Saturday night’s Golovkin-Derevyanchenko co-feature at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Madrimov dropped Barrera almost immediately in round one and then battered Barrera until the bout was halted. Time was 2:36.
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Former IBF super lightweight champion Ivan Baranchyk (20-1, 13 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over Gabriel Bracero (25-4-1, 6 KOs) to claim the WBA Intercontinental title. Baranchyk punished Bracero from the opening round. Bracero finally went down in round four and the bout was waved off. Time was 1:30. Continue reading “Madrimov, Baranchyk victorious at MSG”

Photos: Emily Harney Fast-tracking WBA Intercontinental super welterweight champion Israil Madrimov (4-0, 4 KOs) impressively stopped Alejandro Barrera (29-6, 18 KOs) in round five in Saturday night’s Golovkin-Derevyanchenko co-feature at…
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Parzeczewski decisions Mendy in Poland

Tymex Boxing Promotion-Mariusz Grabowski presented championship boxing Saturday night with its 10th gala at the Hala Sportowa in Czestochowa, Poland. World ranked and local favorite Robert Parzęczewski (24-1, 16 KOs) unanimously decisioned upset specialist Patrick Mendy (18-15-3, 1 KO) of the (United Kingdom by way of Gambia). The official judges’ scorecards read (96-94, 97-93, 97-94) all in favor to Parzeczewski.

WBO world super featherweight champion Ewa Brodnicka (18-0, 2 KOs) of Poland retained her title with a split decision victory over Edith Soledad Matthysse (16-10-1, 1 KO) of Argentina. Official scores were 97-93 and 96-94 for Brodnicka and 96-95 for Matthysse. Continue reading “Parzeczewski decisions Mendy in Poland”

Tymex Boxing Promotion-Mariusz Grabowski presented championship boxing Saturday night with its 10th gala at the Hala Sportowa in Czestochowa, Poland. World ranked and local favorite Robert Parzęczewski (24-1, 16 KOs)…
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Tzouramanis and Midgley victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Melbourne-based light welterweight Terry Tzouramanis (23-4-3, 3 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Brandon Ogilvie (22-3-1, 11 KOs) at the Metro City, Northbridge, Western Australia on Friday with the interim WBA Oceana title up for grabs. Tzouramanis has won three consecutive bouts since dropping a decision loss to Jayar Inson on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Mathysse in 2018. Ogilvie was rated by the WBA in 2016, but was dropped after losing a twelve round decision IBF#3 George Kambosos.

On the undercard, 35-year-old heavyweight Nick Midgely (5-1, 3 KOs) outscored Thailand’s Thitwut Ungsuworapluk over four rounds. Midgely’s only loss is to the current Australasian heavyweight champion Herman Ene Purcell. Midgely is a leading NSW promoter.

Promoter: Dragon Fire Boxing.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Melbourne-based light welterweight Terry Tzouramanis (23-4-3, 3 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Brandon Ogilvie (22-3-1, 11 KOs) at the Metro…
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Alamo, Moran battle to ten round draw

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In an entertaining fight, unbeaten WBO #8 jr welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (17-0-1, 12 KOs) and Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-4-1, 17 KOs) fought to a ten round draw on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Moran, coming off a tough KO loss to now WBC interim lightweight champion Devin Haney, pressed the action while the more mobile Alamo boxed from long range. Moran closed strong. Scores were 96-94 Moran, 97-93 Alamo, 95-95. Alamo retains his NABO title.

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Photos: All Star Boxing In an entertaining fight, unbeaten WBO #8 jr welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (17-0-1, 12 KOs) and Antonio “Toño” Moran (24-4-1, 17 KOs) fought to a…
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Golden Contract Results

Photos: Chris Royle

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Leigh Wood (23-1, 13 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten David Oliver Joyce (11-1, 8 KOs) in round nine. Wood dropped Joyce in rounds two and seven. It was waved off at 2:23 of round nine. Joyce complained about the stoppage.

Ryan Walsh (25-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously unbeaten Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (22-1-3, 14 KOs). A barrage of unanswered punches prompted a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:39.

Jazza Dickens (28-3, 11 KOs) outscored Carlos Ramos (11-2, 7 KOs) over ten rounds. Dickens dropped Ramos in round four. Scores were 97-92, 99-91, 97-92.

Unbeaten Tyrone McCullagh (14-0, 6 KOs) outpointed late sub Razaq Najib (11-4, 2 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 96-94.

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Photos: Chris Royle Featherweight Quarterfinals | York Hall, London Leigh Wood (23-1, 13 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten David Oliver Joyce (11-1, 8 KOs) in round nine. Wood dropped Joyce in…
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WBA 126lb #1 Osawa defeats Indonesian champ Butar

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBA top ranked featherweight, Japanese veteran Hiroshige Osawa (36-5-4, 21 KOs), 127.5, repeated his victory over Indonesian super feather ruler Jason Butar Butar (30-27-1, 19KOs), also 127.5, and defeated him by a unanimous decision (79-73, 78-74, 77-75) over an eight-round supporting bout to the WBA mandatory light-flyweight title bout between Kyoguchi and Hisada on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan.
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Osawa previously scored a ninth round knockout victory over Butar to win the then vacant WBO Asia Pacific featherweight belt in Seoul, Korea, in 2012. Osawa diligently piled up points by utilizing jabs and straight rights despite Butar’s persistent retaliation. The 34-year-old campaigner is patiently gunning for a shot at the WBA 126-pound belt against Chinese champ Xu Can.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA top ranked featherweight, Japanese veteran Hiroshige Osawa (36-5-4, 21 KOs), 127.5, repeated his victory over Indonesian super feather ruler Jason Butar Butar…
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Kyoguchi barely keeps WBA 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA light flyweight super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KOs), 108, Japan, barely kept his belt as he withstood see-saw exchanges in the close range in earlier rounds, fortunately floored top ranked compatriot Tetsuya Hisada (34-10-2, 20 KOs), 107.75, midway in the ninth and pounded out a close but unanimous decision (115-112, 116-111, 117-110) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi WBA light flyweight super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KOs), 108, Japan, barely kept his belt as he withstood see-saw exchanges in the close range in earlier…
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Timo Rost Wins a Close Call

By Phil Woolever

Popular Dusseldorf super-middleweight prospect Timo Rost (8-0-1, 3 KOs) survived quite a scare from underestimated Bartlomiej Grafka (22-36-3, 10 KOs) in earning a majority decision on Saturday night before a screaming sellout crowd. The eight round brawl went back and forth for the entire duration as each man landed big shots that put the usually reserved German audience into a frenzy. Most rounds were a toss up between Rost’s cleaner shots and Grafka’s mauling aggression.

Judge Daniela Otten reasonably scored it a draw at 76-76, while Maurizio Rinaudo saw it for Rost 77-75, which was also reasonable. Mustafa Erenay, who tabbed it 80-72 for the local hero, must have been watching a different fight. The event took place at Classic Remise, a unique boxing venue set up inside a large antique automobile showroom and restoration sales center.

By Phil Woolever Popular Dusseldorf super-middleweight prospect Timo Rost (8-0-1, 3 KOs) survived quite a scare from underestimated Bartlomiej Grafka (22-36-3, 10 KOs) in earning a majority decision on Saturday…
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Azinga Fuzile learns a harsh lesson

By Ron Jackson

Azinga Fuzile from Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape, who is considered South Africa’s greatest prospect, learned a harsh lesson and found out that you do not play boxing. He was stopped in the eighth round by Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov of Tajikstan in an IBF junior lightweight title eliminator at a packed to capacity Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon.

The time was 2 minutes 26 seconds.

In a battle of southpaws the 23-year-old Fuzile spent most of the early rounds smiling at his opponent and fighting from behind a dropped shoulder trying to imitate Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading “Azinga Fuzile learns a harsh lesson”

By Ron Jackson Azinga Fuzile from Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape, who is considered South Africa’s greatest prospect, learned a harsh lesson and found out that you do not…
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Monroe edges Maciel to stay unbeaten

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Unbeaten middleweight Carlos Monroe (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over former world title challenger Javier Francisco Maciel (33-9, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Monroe successfully defended his WBA Fedalatin title by scores of 96-94, 98-92 on two cards, while Maciel was ahead 97-93 on the third card.

Proceeds from the event went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.

Unbeaten middleweight Carlos Monroe (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over former world title challenger Javier Francisco Maciel (33-9, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at Buckhead Theater…
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Ayanda Nkosi becomes SA’s 84th world champion

By Ron Jackson

In an outstanding performance and against the odds, South African lightweight champion Ayanda “Greyhound” Nkosi won the vacant World Boxing Federation lightweight belt when he stopped the vastly more experienced former WBA interim junior lightweight champion Emanuel “Polo” Lopez from Mexico in the seventh round at the Portuguese Hall on Saturday night.

Nkosi became South Africa’s 84th “world” champion since 1924 Olympic bantamweight gold medalist Willie Smith outpointed the highly rated Teddy Baldock over 15 rounds at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the British version of the world bantamweight title on October 6, 1927. Continue reading “Ayanda Nkosi becomes SA’s 84th world champion”

By Ron Jackson In an outstanding performance and against the odds, South African lightweight champion Ayanda “Greyhound” Nkosi won the vacant World Boxing Federation lightweight belt when he stopped the…
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Spence edges Porter to unify WBC/IBF welter titles

By Rocky Morales at ringside

IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) defeated WBC titlist “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) by twelve round split decision firefight in a unification clash on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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It was a back and forth battle through the first ten rounds with both landing punishing shots and as often to the body as to the head. Many rounds were so close they were difficult to score with Porter pressing the action and Spence seeming to throw more precise punches. A few of Spence’s punched strayed low and he was warned but not penalized.

Finally, in round eleven, the difference-maker was a counter left cross Spence perfectly landed that caused Porter to touch a glove to the canvas. Porter was visibly shaken but quickly rgained his feet and was not in danger of being stopped. It did seem to take all the wind out of Porter’s sails, however, and he didn’t show the same gusto following the knockdown. Continue reading “Spence edges Porter to unify WBC/IBF welter titles”

By Rocky Morales at ringside IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) defeated WBC titlist “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) by twelve round split decision…
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David Benavidez regains WBC super middle title

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) regained the WBC 168-pound title with a bloody ninth round TKO over current champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (33-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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After a tactical few opening rounds, Benavidez started to take control by the fifth round with his relentless stalking and power punching. Dirrell tried his best to return fire but Benavidez gleefully walked through Dirrell’s punches.

In the sixth round, a punch from Benavidez opened up a bad cut in the right eyelid of Dirrell. Blood would drip for the remainder of the fight and with Dirrell likely behind on the scorecards, he had no choice but to fight onward. Continue reading “David Benavidez regains WBC super middle title”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Super middleweight David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) regained the WBC 168-pound title with a bloody ninth round TKO over…
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