Boxing Results

WBO #7 Dunn stops Rokohi in two

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #7, WBA #11 super middleweight Zac Dunn (27-1, 23 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten German Patrick Rokohi (16-1, 12 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled ten round contest with the WBA Oceania title up for grabs at the Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria on Friday. Dunn dropped Rokohi twice in round two and the referee called the bout off. Promoter was Big Time Boxing, Brian Amatruda.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #7, WBA #11 super middleweight Zac Dunn (27-1, 23 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten German Patrick Rokohi (16-1, 12 KOs) in the second…
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Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title

By Ron Jackson

South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh round knockout over Odwa Gaxa at the Indoor Sports Centre in Uitenhage over the past weekend.

Ndwayana 18-4-2; 12 was making the first defense of his title that he won on a seventh round stoppage against Shaun Ness September 23, 2018. Continue reading “Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title”

By Ron Jackson South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh…
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Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the first clash and see him become world champion at The Forum in Inglewood, LA on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Estrada and Rungvisai served up a fight of the year contender at the famous LA venue last February, with the Thai star edging out ‘Gallo’ to retain his WBC super flyweight title.

Former WBA and WBO king Estrada was hampered in the build-up by a knee issue for the first clash, yet the Mexican ace delivered a fantastic performance. The 28-year-old has recorded a pair of wins since the majority decision loss to Rungvisai, and crucially, has enjoyed a great camp in Los Mochis, Mexico to enter the showdown in great shape. Continue reading “Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26”

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the…
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Late Results from Toronto, Indiana

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border.

In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre, located on the same plot of land as Maple Leaf Gardens. Welterweight Custio Clayton (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a six round stoppage win over 44-year-old former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (51-33-1, 28 KOs), super welterweight Stanyslav Skorokhod (18-2, 15 KOs) knocked out Jose Luis Zuniga (16-4-1, 9 KOs) in the second round, and heavyweight Oleksandr Teslenko (16-0, 12 KOs) outpointed Fabio Maldonado (26-2, 25 KOs) over ten to claim the NABA title.

In New Albany, Indiana, welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison (31-1, 17 KOs) got back to work with a first round knockout over journeyman Bruce Rumbolz (22-36-2, 15 KOs).

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border. In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy…
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Kite and Wallace victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Classy welterweight “Banging” Ben Kite (14-4-1, 6 KOs) outscored Michael Whitehead (6-2-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds at the Fortitude gym, Newstead, Queensland on March 30 with the Australasian title and WBF Asia Pacific up for grabs.

Talented Irish born light heavyweight Conor Wallace (5-0, 4 KOs) bombed out Alex Brunetta (2-8) in round one of a scheduled six. Continue reading “Kite and Wallace victorious”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Classy welterweight “Banging” Ben Kite (14-4-1, 6 KOs) outscored Michael Whitehead (6-2-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds at the Fortitude gym, Newstead, Queensland…
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Garcia decisions Lyimo in Delaware

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Ismael “Tito” Garcia (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over Fabian “The Bee” Lyimo (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in front of a standing room only crowd at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. In the co-feature, wildly popular decorated war veteran Stefan “The Freak” Talabisco (3-0, 3 KOs) remained unbeaten with a second round KO over Michael Shanks (6-32, 2 KOs) in a heavyweight contest. The big ten-bout card was promoted by Dee Lee Promotions. Continue reading “Garcia decisions Lyimo in Delaware”

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Ismael “Tito” Garcia (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over Fabian “The Bee” Lyimo (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in front…
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Two title fights end in a draw

By Ron Jackson

Both the fight between Thato Bonokoane and Innocent Matengu for the vacant South African featherweight title and the clash between Brandon Thysse and Linda Ntshingila for the vacant Gauteng junior-middleweight title ended in draws at the packed-to-capacity Kagiso Memorial Hall and Recreation Centre in Krugersdorp on Saturday night.

However, the officials at ringside erred, as in terms of the South African Boxing Act 2001 (Act No. 11 of 2001) as listed on the Boxing SA website – in a championship fight for a vacant title if a bout ends in a draw, each judge shall nominate a winner and the winner of the bout shall be the boxer nominated as the winner by the majority vote of the judges. (Page 84 No 26161 Government Gazette, 26 March 2004 Decision 35) Continue reading “Two title fights end in a draw”

By Ron Jackson Both the fight between Thato Bonokoane and Innocent Matengu for the vacant South African featherweight title and the clash between Brandon Thysse and Linda Ntshingila for the…
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Lemos crushes Paez in two

Super welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez is on the brink of retirement after being knocked out in the second round by unbeaten Argentinean Daniel “Eléctrico” Lemos in the main event on Saturday at the Club Huracán in Tres Arroyos located in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 31-year-old Paez has now suffered nine defeats in his last eleven bouts.
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Lemos (21-0, 11 KOs) began aggressively with no respect for Paez (41-13-2, 24 KOs). In the second round, Paez wanted to trade punches, but a powerful left from Lemos connected on the button sending Paez to the canvas. He beat the count, but was in poor condition and referee decided to stop the fight. Continue reading “Lemos crushes Paez in two”

Super welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez is on the brink of retirement after being knocked out in the second round by unbeaten Argentinean Daniel “Eléctrico” Lemos in the main event on…
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Gvozdyk keeps WBC title with non-contact TKO

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk, 17-0, 14 KOs, defended his title for the first time with a strange TKO of Doudou Ngumbu, France, 38-9, 14 KOs, in round five on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Gvozdyk was leading on the cards when suddenly Ngumbo pulled back in round five, complaining of an injury to his right calf. The bout was paused while the doctor, the fighter, and his corner conferred. After a few minutes, referee Eric Dali waved the fight over, and it was announced that Ngumbo could not continue due to injury. The time was 58 seconds of the fifth.
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At the time of the stoppage, Gvozdyk had landed 47 of 204 punches, while Ngumbu landed 18 of 108.

“It wasn’t what I expected, but I did my best,” Gvozdyk said afterward. “Sometimes this happens in the sport of boxing. It is what it is. My goal is to unify titles. I will wait to see what my team tells me to do next.”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk, 17-0, 14 KOs, defended his title for the first time with a strange…
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Acosta KOs Lopez, retains WBO 108lb belt

WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (20-1, 20 KOs) knocked out former WBC champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (35-9, 19 KOs) in the eighth round to defend his 108lb title on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

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The heavy-handed Acosta was in command all the way and he battered Lopez to the deck for the count. Time was 1:55. This was Acosta’s third successful defense.

“We did all the work that we did in the gym,” said Acosta afterward. “Ganigan came here very intelligently. He knew how to move and how to avoid punches, especially after the first round when I hurt him.

“I want to unify but I also want to get the big purses. I’ve shown that I can knock people out just like the people in the bigger divisions. I’ve had 21 fights and 20 of them have ended by knockout, so I want the big money.”

WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (20-1, 20 KOs) knocked out former WBC champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (35-9, 19 KOs) in the eighth round to defend his 108lb…
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Wulan, Konno win WBA regional title bouts in China

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Game Chinese puncher Wulan Tuolehazi (11-3-1, 5 KOs) acquired the vacant WBA international flyweight belt by defeating previously unbeaten Japanese ex-amateur star Ryota Yamauchi (4-1, 4 KOs) by a unanimous decision (115-112, 117-109 twice) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Shanghai, China.
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It was a very exciting give-and-take affair with Wulan dropping Yamauchi with a vicious right uppercut in the third and the Japanese decking the Chinese with a wicked left hook to the belly in the sixth. Since then, Wulan outpunched the winning mixer with more accurate countering shots down the stretch. Continue reading “Wulan, Konno win WBA regional title bouts in China”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Game Chinese puncher Wulan Tuolehazi (11-3-1, 5 KOs) acquired the vacant WBA international flyweight belt by defeating previously unbeaten Japanese ex-amateur star Ryota…
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Kingry Garcia stops Wonder Boy in two

By David Robinett at ringside

Popular 20-year-old lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) inched closer to a world title opportunity with a second round TKO over Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia dropped Lopez with a furious barrage at the end of round two and Lopez stayed on his stool after the round.

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“I just caught him with that right hand over the top,” Garcia stated. “He kept ducking his head, and I just smacked him wherever he went. Boom. It’s like the cobra bag, everywhere he went, I went for it. The first round, I started letting my hands go, because I was going to try to work on some punches, but then I’m like man, I’m going to start hitting him. And that’s when I knew I could get him. Hopefully I fight on the undercard of my guy right here (Canelo Alvarez), May 4th, Canelo vs. Jacobs.” Continue reading “Kingry Garcia stops Wonder Boy in two”

By David Robinett at ringside Popular 20-year-old lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) inched closer to a world title opportunity with a second round TKO over Jose “Wonder Boy”…
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Robinson-Kavaliauskas draw, Abdukakhorov wins

By John DiSanto at ringside

Welterweights Ray Robinson, Philadelphia, 24-3-1, 12 KOs, and Oxnard-based Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas, 21-0-1, 17 KOs, fought to a 10-round majority draw, in the 10-round semi-final. Robinson boxed smartly and kept the touted puncher at bay. However two of the three official judges scored the fight even, 95-95. The remaining judge had the fight a more reasonable 97-93 for Robinson. Kavaliauskas was a huge betting favorite in the bout.

In an IBF welterweight elimination bout, Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, Kuala Lampur, MAL, 16-0, 9 KOs, beat Japan’s Keita Obara, 20-4-1, 18 KOs, by 12-round unanimous decision. Abdukakhorov was the aggressor most of the way, constantly pressing and landing his shots. Obara stayed in the fight with his own power punches, especially right uppercuts. After twelve rounds, the official scores all favored Abdukakhorov, 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113. Continue reading “Robinson-Kavaliauskas draw, Abdukakhorov wins”

By John DiSanto at ringside Welterweights Ray Robinson, Philadelphia, 24-3-1, 12 KOs, and Oxnard-based Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas, 21-0-1, 17 KOs, fought to a 10-round majority draw, in the 10-round semi-final.…
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David Price wins by DQ when opponent BITES him

Heavyweight David Price (24-6, 19 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) by fifth round disqualification on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool England. Price was in command the first four rounds, but was rocked in round five. Price returned fire and wobbled Ali, who then clinched and wrestled Price to the canvas where he chomped on Price’s stomach and was DQ’d. Time was 2:26. Ali’s purse is being withheld.

Former WBO super welterweight champion Liam Smith (27-2-1 15 KOs) battered Sam Eggington (24-5 15 KOs) for five one-sided rounds. The referee waved off the mismatch 2:00 into round five. Smith claimed the vacant WBC silver title. Continue reading “David Price wins by DQ when opponent BITES him”

Heavyweight David Price (24-6, 19 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) by fifth round disqualification on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool England. Price…
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Moloney and Dib victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #9, WBO #9 bantamweight Jason Maloney (18-1, 15 KOs) stopped Cris Paulino (19-4, 8 KOs) of the Philippines in round five of a scheduled ten round bout to capture WBA Oceania title at the Seagulls Rugby Club at Tweed Heads, NSW on Saturday.

In other action, WBA #9 super featherweight Billel Dib (23-3, 8 KOs) stopped Rey Juntilla (23-9-5, 14 KOs) of the Philippines in round eight to capture the WBA Oceania championship.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #3, WBC #4, IBF #9, WBO #9 bantamweight Jason Maloney (18-1, 15 KOs) stopped Cris Paulino (19-4, 8 KOs) of the Philippines…
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Unbeaten Yunusov dropped but wins decision

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the main event at the Sugar House Casino, in Philadelphia, former three-time Olympian (for Tajikistan), Anvar Yunusov, a junior lightweight now based in Philly, was knocked down and cut over the right eye in round three, by Carlos Colon, Lares, PR, but stormed back to score knockdowns himself, once in the fourth and again in the fifth, en route to winning a unanimous eight round decision. The scores were 79-71 and 78-71 twice. Yunusov improved to 7-0, 3 KOs. Colon fell to 5-2, 3 KOs.

In a match up of junior middleweight southpaws, Reading’s Erik Spring, 12-2-2, 1 KO, won a close majority decision over Terrance Williams of York, PA, 5-3-1, 1 KO, in the eight round co-feature. The scores were 77-75 & 76-75 for Spring, and 76-76 even. Continue reading “Unbeaten Yunusov dropped but wins decision”

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at the Sugar House Casino, in Philadelphia, former three-time Olympian (for Tajikistan), Anvar Yunusov, a junior lightweight now based in Philly,…
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Rocky Martinez wins in comeback fight

Lightweight Rocky Martinez (30-3-3, 18 KOs), a former three-time WBO monarch at 130 pounds, returned to the ring, scored an eighth round KO over late sub William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (30-11, 26 KOs) on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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Martinez, returning to the ring after almost three years without fighting following his loss to Vasyl Lomachenko, dropped the heavy-handed Gonzalez in round eight and the bout was immediately waved off. Gonzalez wasn’t happy about the quick stop. Time was 1:03. Rocky has already announced that this is his last year in boxing. Continue reading “Rocky Martinez wins in comeback fight”

Lightweight Rocky Martinez (30-3-3, 18 KOs), a former three-time WBO monarch at 130 pounds, returned to the ring, scored an eighth round KO over late sub William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (30-11,…
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Castaneda tops Bernardo

Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda out-classed and out-boxed Eudy “AK47” Bernardo cruised to a 10-round unanimous decision triumph Thursday night at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas. The 25-year-old Castaneda (16-0, 7 KOs), the reigning North American Boxing Association (NABA) champion, is ranked WBA #14. He easily notched his 16th pro win in a one-sided fight, evident by the judges’ scoring (99-91, 98-92, 97-93), against his usually dangerous opponent. Continue reading “Castaneda tops Bernardo”

Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda out-classed and out-boxed Eudy “AK47” Bernardo cruised to a 10-round unanimous decision triumph Thursday night at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio,…
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Serhii Bohachuk mauls Mookie Pendarvis

Undefeated middleweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (13-0, 13 KOs) brutalized Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (21-5-2, 9 KOs) over three rounds on Sunday night at The Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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Bohachuk set the tone by immediately dropping Pendarvis with a body shot in round one. Bohachuk dominated the fight and floored Pendarvis again at the end of round three with a short left hook. Mookie didn’t come out for round four.

Unbeaten super middleweight Ali Akhmedov (14-0, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Mike Guy (9-4-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 79-73, 78-74.

Unbeaten lightweight Mario “El Matador” Ramos (8-0, 7 KOs) went the distance for the first time in a unanimous decision over Arnulfo “Fito” Becerra (7-2, 5 KOs). Scores were 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56. Continue reading “Serhii Bohachuk mauls Mookie Pendarvis”

Undefeated middleweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (13-0, 13 KOs) brutalized Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (21-5-2, 9 KOs) over three rounds on Sunday night at The Avalon in Hollywood, California. Bohachuk set…
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Sergey Lipinets stops and retires Lamont Peterson

In a welterweight clash between former world champions, Sergey Lipinets (15-1, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) on Sunday night at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Lipinets took over in round eight and bludgeoned Peterson to the deck at the end of round ten. Peterson’s corner threw in the towel the moment he hit the deck. Time was 2:59. Peterson announced his retirement after the fight.

In a junior welterweight bout, Lamont’s brother Anthony Peterson (37-1-1, 24 KOs) and former world champion Argenis Mendez (25-5-2, 12 KOs) battled to a ten round draw. Scores were 96-94 Peterson, 96-94 Mendez, 95-95. Continue reading “Sergey Lipinets stops and retires Lamont Peterson”

In a welterweight clash between former world champions, Sergey Lipinets (15-1, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) on Sunday night at the MGM…
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Marrufo upsets previously unbeaten Shaw

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle

In a shocker, super lightweight Jose Marrufo (13-8-2, 1 KO) of Phoenix, Arizona upset previously unbeaten local San Francisco-based prospect Willie Shaw (9-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round main event from the San Mateo Events Center in San Mateo, California.

The bout was close with a lot of swings rounds. Shaw landed the harder and cleaner shots, but Marrufo kept up a high punch output from start to finish which seemed to edge him the fight. In the second round, a punch or a head butt caused massive swelling that nearly shut Marrufo’s eye, and stopped the fight. B. St Boxing’s Fred Silva did a terrific job keeping Marrufo in the fight as Marrufo’s eye seemed to be basically shut.

Marrufo threw six to eight punch combinations in close while Shaw looked for two punches at a time with more force behind his shots. The judges scored the bout 76-76, 78-74 and 77-75 for Marrufo. Continue reading “Marrufo upsets previously unbeaten Shaw”

By Lucas “Lukie” Ketelle In a shocker, super lightweight Jose Marrufo (13-8-2, 1 KO) of Phoenix, Arizona upset previously unbeaten local San Francisco-based prospect Willie Shaw (9-1, 6 KOs) in…
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Cabrera-Mioletti beats Dulay in three at the Boat

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net

Notching his fourth consecutive win inside the distance, undefeated Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (16-0, 7 KOs) claimed a third round victory over the Philippines’ Recky Dulay (11-5, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.
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In the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 120th installment of the ‘Battle at the Boat’ series, Cabrera-Mioletti put on a dominant performance over three rounds before Dulay failed to come out for the fourth. Continue reading “Cabrera-Mioletti beats Dulay in three at the Boat”

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net Notching his fourth consecutive win inside the distance, undefeated Jr. lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti (16-0, 7 KOs) claimed a third round victory over…
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Martinez KOs Selby in WBC eliminator

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In a WBC flyweight eliminator, Julio César “Rey” Martínez (14-1, 10 KOs) turned around a fight he was losing and knocked out previously unbeaten Andrew Selby (11-1, 6 KOs) with hook to the liver in the fifth round on Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Metepec, Mexico state.
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Referee Hector Afu counted out Selby at :57. In the third round, an accidental clash of heads left Selby with a cut on the left eyebrow, prompting a point deduction from Martinez per WBC rules.

With the win, Martinez earned a shot at WBC Charlie Edwards, who earlier in the day retained his green belt against Angel Moreno in the UK. Continue reading “Martinez KOs Selby in WBC eliminator”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions In a WBC flyweight eliminator, Julio César “Rey” Martínez (14-1, 10 KOs) turned around a fight he was losing and knocked out previously unbeaten Andrew Selby (11-1,…
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Friday Night Fights in Toledo, Ohio

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Vick Green and Pulse Boxing put on an entertaining five-bout card Friday night at St. Clements Hall, in Toledo, Ohio. The bouts featured all fighters with less than ten bouts recorded, except one. But that did not stop the action from proving strong.

The main event in the super lightweight division had Robert Mumford (3-0, 2 KOs) surviving a tough battle against opponent Tavaris Smith (0-1). Continue reading “Friday Night Fights in Toledo, Ohio”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Vick Green and Pulse Boxing put on an entertaining five-bout card Friday night at St. Clements Hall, in Toledo, Ohio. The bouts…
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IBF #1 heavyweight Pulev cut, KOs Dinu in seven

By Miquel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The heavyweights were in action as IBF #1 contender Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs) of Bulgaria scored a dramatic seventh round KO over WBA #14 Bogdan Dinu (18-2, 14 KOs) of Romania on Saturday night in the ESPN main event at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.
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It was a slow start for the big guys but Pulev backed up Dinu with a one-two in the final seconds of the opening round. Working behind the jab in round two, Pulev pushed forward and controlled the round. Pulev began to throw and land the overhand right in round three as he continued to back up Dinu. The Romanian let his hands go in round four and he landed a solid right hand cutting Pulev badly over the left eye.

The blood flowed from Pulev’s left eye in the fifth as Dinu kept his distance boxing. It appeared that the cut was contained at the beginning of the sixth as Pulev came out more confident landing the right hand and backing Dinu but the cut was opened again late in the round. The Bulgarian came out firing in the seventh as he landed the one-two sending Dinu to the canvas. However, Pulev was deducted one point as he hit Dinu while down on a knee. After a delay, Dinu continued to fight and was battered down a second time from a Pulev right. Another Pulev right hand finished the job as Dinu was floored a third time and done. Referee Raul Caiz stopped the fight at 2:40 of the seventh round.

With the win, Pulev remains at the top of the IBF list to challenge WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Continue reading “IBF #1 heavyweight Pulev cut, KOs Dinu in seven”

By Miquel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank The heavyweights were in action as IBF #1 contender Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs) of Bulgaria scored a dramatic seventh round…
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