Boxing Results

Baysangurov scores first round TKO in Kiev

Former middleweight world title challenger Khasan Baysangurov (18-1, 7 KOs) made a statement in his return to the ring. It was his first fight since this past February when he fought valiantly in defeat versus then WBA world champion Rob Brant in his U.S. debut. Baysangurov TKO’d the normally durable and battle-tested Ilya Kharlamau (9-6, 6 KOs) of Belarus in round one with a liver body shot. Kharlamau had only previously been stopped one time but not that quick. Continue reading “Baysangurov scores first round TKO in Kiev”

Former middleweight world title challenger Khasan Baysangurov (18-1, 7 KOs) made a statement in his return to the ring. It was his first fight since this past February when he…
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Fernandez tops Byrd in Detroit

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

Welterweight Demian Fernandez (11-1, 5 KOs) defeated Andre Byrd (8-7-2, 1 KO) in a 10-round contest by UD (99-91, 98-92, 96-94) on Saturday night at the Lexus Velodrome in Detroit, Michigan.
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Fernandez, who is the WBO Latino champion, overcame a tough opponent in Byrd. The fight was awkward at times and featured a lot of clinching and challenges of both fighter’s style.

Super welterweight Antonio Wade (5-1, 3 KOs) improves his record defeating Courtney Williams (0-2) over a 4-round Majority Decision (38-38, 40-36, 40-36). Continue reading “Fernandez tops Byrd in Detroit”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Welterweight Demian Fernandez (11-1, 5 KOs) defeated Andre Byrd (8-7-2, 1 KO) in a 10-round contest by UD (99-91, 98-92, 96-94) on Saturday…
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Ex-champ Sosa stops Rhodes in seven

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Former WBA super featherweight champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) continued on his quest for another world title shot, dropping “The Hackman” Haskell Lydell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13 KOs) three times en-route to a seventh round stoppage Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on the card promoted by Top Rank, Raging Babe Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
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Sosa took control late in the third with constant pressure, which forced Rhodes to be on the defensive. The constant pressure from the man nicknamed El Canito continued throughout the fourth round. Sosa finally sent Rhodes to the canvas with left hook. Rhodes rose to his feet and Sosa continued to batter him around the ring. Rhodes was sent to the canvas again with a counter right. Continue reading “Ex-champ Sosa stops Rhodes in seven”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Former WBA super featherweight champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) continued on his quest for another world title shot,…
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Ortiz KOs Orozco in six for WBA gold title

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Unbeaten welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr scored a sixth round KO over Antonio Orozco to win the WBA gold belt and an accompanying world title challenge on Saturday night at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Ortiz Jr (14-0, 14 KOs), out of Grand Prairie, TX, and fighting in his hometown for the first time as a pro, came out smoking from the opening bell as he landed a big body shot against former world title contender Antonio Orozco (28-2, 17 KOs) right from the jump. He soon followed up with a flurry of shots in the corner, before Orozco escaped initially. Ortiz got Orozco in trouble later in the round with power punches to the head and body, but Orozco showed his championship mettle by withstanding the initial onslaughts of Ortiz. In the 2nd round of the pro-Ortiz crowd, both guys landed to the body as Ortiz was going for the KO. Orozco went toe to toe with Ortiz who his trainer Robert Garcia called a future multi division world champion. Continue reading “Ortiz KOs Orozco in six for WBA gold title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Unbeaten welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr scored a sixth round KO over Antonio Orozco to win the WBA gold belt and an accompanying world title challenge…
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Chavez Jr. destroys Bravo in one, Angulo next?

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr (51-3-1, 32 KOs) made quick work of Evert Bravo (25-11-1, 19 KOs) with an impressive first round KO on Saturday night at Estadio “Antonio R. Márquez” in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico. Chavez pinned Bravo in a corner and put him down and out with a hook to the liver. Time was 1:22. It was Junior’s first fight since facing Canelo Alvarez more than two years ago.
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“Boxing is like that,” said Chavez afterward. “I wanted to give the fans more of a show, but that hook was well connected. I’m very happy. I prepared like never before. I want to return in September against “Perro” Angulo and then go for the super middleweight or light heavyweight title!”

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Former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr (51-3-1, 32 KOs) made quick work of Evert Bravo (25-11-1, 19 KOs) with an impressive first round KO on Saturday night at…
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2x Olympic gold medalist Ramirez loses pro debut

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Unheralded Adan Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) did the unthinkable in the four round featherweight co-feature on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, spoiling the professional debut of two-time Cuban Olympic Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (0-1) by capturing a split decision victory.
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Gonzalez dropped Ramirez in the opening seconds of the fight with a short counter. The knockdown seemed to give the Adan Gonzalez confidence and he opened up his offense with short little shots which seemed to keep the Cuban from letting his hands go. Rounds two and three were close, but Gonzalez wouldn’t back down his attack. Ramirez landed enough to make the rounds close. Ramirez caught Adan in the final seconds of the fight with a couple big lefts over the top as both traded, but just could not deter the busier Gonzalez. One judge saw the bout 38-37 for Robeisy Ramirez, but was overruled as the other to officials had it 38-37 and 40-35 for Adan Gonzalez, giving him the upset split decision victory.

Undefeated KO artist Edgar Berlanga (12-0, 12 KOs) kept his first round knockout streak intact, needing only two minutes and twenty four seconds to stop French middleweight Gregory “Nounou” Trenel (11-5-2, 3 KOs). Berlanga stunned Trenel with an eight punch combination early in the first round. Trenel tried to back out, but was sent to the canvas with an overhand left up top. Trenel was game and tried to survive as Berlanga rocked him with crushing shots. Referee Benjy Esteves Jr finally had seen enough and stepped in and called a halt to the contest at 2:24 of the opening round. Continue reading “2x Olympic gold medalist Ramirez loses pro debut”

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Unheralded Adan Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) did the unthinkable in the four round featherweight co-feature on Saturday night at the Liacouras…
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Franco and Negrete battle to second draw

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In an unusual trilogy in boxing today, bantamweights Joshua Franco (15-1-2, 7 KOs) from San Antonio, TX and Oscar Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) out of Columbia squared off for the 3rd time in as many fights on Saturday night in Grand Prairie, Texas. The first fight ended in a draw and Franco won a close rematch, a fight that Negrete feels he deserved to win. And like the first two fights, this one was a seesaw battle throughout, as these two know each other so well.

Negrete came out firing from the opening bell as he landed a big right hand and teed off on Franco with combinations to the head and body. Negrete continued in the 2nd round with a triple right hand down the middle and big uppercuts that had Franco railing and in trouble, but Franco hung tough and had his moments towards the latter part of the round. In rounds 3 through 6, Franco found his footing and had a great 4th round as he scored to both the head and the body. In the 7th round, Negrete landed a hard uppercut to the chin of Franco, but Franco found success to the body. In the 8th and 9th, Franco and Negrete took turns landing at will on the other. But in the 10th and last round, Franco landed a huge uppercut and clearly took the fight to Negrete. But in the end, in what was a “too close to call” battle once again, as Franco and Negrete settled for a draw as the scores read 96-94 for each and 95-95. With the draw and the second between these two combatants, Franco retains his NABF & WBA International bantamweight title. Continue reading “Franco and Negrete battle to second draw”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In an unusual trilogy in boxing today, bantamweights Joshua Franco (15-1-2, 7 KOs) from San Antonio, TX and Oscar Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) out of…
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Former Euro champ Tatli beats Sanchez

Former European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (32–3) scored a unanimous decision victory over Nicaraguan Berman “La Cobra” Sanchez (29-9–3) on Saturday 10th August in Savonlinna, Finland. It was an one-sided affair with Tatli controlling the action from start to finish. This was Tatli’s first fight since his KO loss against Teofimo Lopez in April. Tatli used his jab to keep Sanchez at bay, and when the opportunity presented itself, he threw quick combinations to Sanchez’s head. Sanchez tried to use his upper body movement to get in close, but found little success.

In the fifth round Tatli got in a left hook that staggered Sanchez, and in the beginning of seventh he connected with two stiff right crosses. In the eighth and final round Tatli was looking for a KO, but the experienced Sanchez managed to stay out of harms way. The scores were 80–73, 79–73 and 80–73 for Tatli. Continue reading “Former Euro champ Tatli beats Sanchez”

Former European lightweight champion Edis Tatli (32–3) scored a unanimous decision victory over Nicaraguan Berman “La Cobra” Sanchez (29-9–3) on Saturday 10th August in Savonlinna, Finland. It was an one-sided…
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World-rated Caparello stops Papuni

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #8, WBO #10, WBA #11 light-heavyweight Blake Caparello (30-3-1, 13 KOs) stopped New Zealand’s Reece Papuni (13-3, 7 KOs) in round eight of a scheduled ten round WBA Oceana title bout on Friday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington Victoria, Australia. Caparello was coming off a ten round decision over fellow Australian Regain Dessaix and will be remembered for dropping Sergey Kovalev in unsuccessful WBO challenge in 2014.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC #8, WBO #10, WBA #11 light-heavyweight Blake Caparello (30-3-1, 13 KOs) stopped New Zealand’s Reece Papuni (13-3, 7 KOs) in round eight…
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Heavyweight Vukosa drops and defeats Cusamano

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event of the evening, heavyweight Steve Vukosa (11-1, 4 KO’s) defeated Juiseppe Cusamano (18-3, 16 KO’s) at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.
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Vukosa has been inactive over the years, a 10 year layoff, followed by a 4 year layoff, but was selected to fight in ESPN’s Heavyweight Boxino Tournament in 2015. He returned to boxing this year, with cruiserweight Chris Traietti (27-4) working his corner, to defeat the regional giant, Cusamano by unanimous decision. Continue reading “Heavyweight Vukosa drops and defeats Cusamano”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event of the evening, heavyweight Steve Vukosa (11-1, 4 KO’s) defeated Juiseppe Cusamano (18-3, 16 KO’s) at Twin River…
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Teshigawara halts Omori, keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

OPBF super bantamweight champion Hiroaki Teshigawara (20-2-2, 13 KOs), 122, successfully kept his regional belt as he took the initiative, continued to whip former world challenger Shohei Omori (20-3, 15 KOs), 122, and finally halted him with a flurry of punches at 2:36 of the twelfth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Hiroaki, handled by ex-WBA 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima, had him at bay in round six and was leading on points after the eighth: 79-73 twice and 78-3 on open scoring system. Omori showed his retaliation with southpaw lefts to the midsection in the tenth and eleventh, but Teshigahwara accelerated his last surge down the stretch to have the referee Nakamura call a well-received halt.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda OPBF super bantamweight champion Hiroaki Teshigawara (20-2-2, 13 KOs), 122, successfully kept his regional belt as he took the initiative, continued to whip…
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Japan Update

Okuda, Takesako keep Japanese belts; Inoue regains WBO AP 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

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Japanese super flyweight champ and IBF#15 Takayuki Okuda impressively kept his national belt when he dispatched JBC#6 Dynamic Kenji with a vicious southpaw left at 1:49 of the sixth round on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Okuda, making his third defense, looked sharp and strong in outpunching the game but less aggressive challenger. In the semi-windup, former Japanese welter ruler Ryota Yada disposed of Indonesian champ Robert Kopa Palue with a solid right at 2:22 of the fourth session in a scheduled eight.

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Okuda, Takesako keep Japanese belts; Inoue regains WBO AP 154lb belt By Joe Koizumi JAPANESE 115LB TITLE BOUT Japanese super flyweight champ and IBF#15 Takayuki Okuda impressively kept his national…
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Ex-champ Julius Indongo returns with win

Former 140-pound world champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo got back on the winning track with a second round stoppage of Tay Jones as part of a ten bout card held at the Bobby Miller Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Indongo (23-2), who had lost his last two bouts (to Terrence Crawford and Regis Prograis), started slow having been out of action for 18 months. Jones (4-1) took advantage and landed several big shots in the first. Indongo rebounded in the second and staggered Jones with a hook. A follow-up flurry put Jones down. Jones rose but the fight was stopped at 1:12 of the second.

In other action, Cuban heavyweight Robert Alfonso improved to 19-0-1 with 9 KOs with a third round stoppage of Steve Lyons.

Other Results:

KeAndrae Leatherwood UD 6 Ryan Adams.
Arturo Aguilar Maj. Draw 4 Chris Polk
Jamal Woods TKO 2 Rodney Moore
Ronny Hale Split Dec 4 Brandon Spencer
Chown Sims UD4 KeEric Hinton
Ricky Graham SD6 Thomas Knox
Andre Harris TKO1 Jason Howard
Anthony Stewart TKO2 Jalyn Anthony

Promoter: Skyy Promotions

Former 140-pound world champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo got back on the winning track with a second round stoppage of Tay Jones as part of a ten bout card held…
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Keys defeats Neal in Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net

Claiming his tenth consecutive victory, Tacoma welterweight Andre Keys (11-1, 5 KOs) earned a hard-fought decision win over two-time foe Antonio Neal (4-11-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Clackamas Armory in Clackamas, Oregon. Fighting in the main event of the 2Pound Sports & Entertainment promoted card, Keys used his quicker hand speed and more accurate punching to drop Neal once in the third en route to a six round unanimous decision win.
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Keys established his superior hand speed from the start, stepping in with sharp lead rights and popping crisp one-twos in his opponent’s direction. For the first two rounds, Keys had the edge with the busier output, catching the oncoming Neal with accurate shots to the head and body. Continue reading “Keys defeats Neal in Oregon”

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net Claiming his tenth consecutive victory, Tacoma welterweight Andre Keys (11-1, 5 KOs) earned a hard-fought decision win over two-time foe Antonio Neal (4-11-1,…
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Arriaza stops Sanchez in Managua

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly “Noche Explosiva” boxing events on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. In the main event, super welterweight prospect Roberto Arriaza (18-1, 14 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Addir Sanchez (12-21-3, 6 KOs) of Panama. Arriaza set the pace in round one pursuing a retreating Sanchez. It was more of the same in round two until a crushing left hook landed putting Sanchez down and out for the count. Moments later Sanchez was on his feet and appeared to be OK. Continue reading “Arriaza stops Sanchez in Managua”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly “Noche Explosiva” boxing events on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. In the main event,…
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UPSET: Pascal dethrones Browne by tech decision

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

23:1 underdog Jean Pascal (34-6-1, 20 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten WBA interim light heavyweight champion “Sir” Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KOs) via eight-round technical decision on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
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36-year-old former WBC world champion Pascal dropped Browne in round four. Browne was down two more times in round seven. Browne was cut over the left eye by an accidental headbutt in round eight. The bout was stopped and sent to the scorecards where all three judges had it 75-74 for Pascal.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside Photos: Emily Harney 23:1 underdog Jean Pascal (34-6-1, 20 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten WBA interim light heavyweight champion “Sir” Marcus Browne (23-1, 16 KOs) via…
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Kownacki defeats Arreola in slugfest

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round brawl against former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
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From the opening bell, both Kownacki and Arreola went at it trading bombs the whole fight. Arreola injured his left hand midway and fought mostly one-handed after that. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.

“I just have to keep training hard, getting better and sharpening my skills,” said Kownacki. “We’ll see what the future holds. Hopefully next year I’ll get the title shot.”

“Retirement is something I need to talk to my family and team about,” said the 38-year-old Arreola. “I gave it my all this fight. I let it all hang out. After breaking my hand, I kept fighting because I believed I could win.” Continue reading “Kownacki defeats Arreola in slugfest”

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Unbeaten heavyweight contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round brawl against former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare”…
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Conlan stops Ruiz, remains unbeaten

WBO #5, WBA #6, IBF #12 featherweight Michael Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Diego Alberto “El Profeta” Ruiz (21-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 10,000 at Falls Park as part of Belfast’s annual Féile an Phobail summer festival.

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One-sided fight. Conlan dropped Ruiz with a body shot and the bout was waved off after Ruiz took a few more body shots. Time was 1:34.

“I’m ready for a world title soon. This time next year, I want to have a world title around my waist,” said Conlan afterwards.

In a clash of world-rated middleweights, WBO #6, IBF #13 Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs) scored a ten round decision over WBC #8 Luis Arias (18-2-1, 9 KOs). Arias was deducted a point for hitting on the break in round eight. Keeler scored a flash knockdown in round nine. Scored 96-91. Continue reading “Conlan stops Ruiz, remains unbeaten”

WBO #5, WBA #6, IBF #12 featherweight Michael Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Diego Alberto “El Profeta” Ruiz (21-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in…
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Bujaj Outlasts Smith in Hanover, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

New York City cruiserweight Stivens “Superman” Bujaj won an eight-round unanimous decision over Luther “Lights Out” Smith of Bowie, MD in the main event of a Jeter Promotions card held in front of a packed house at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.
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The first two rounds saw both men feel each other out and trade jabs and hooks evenly. By the fourth round, however, Bujaj started to take control as Smith’s output began to decrease. Smith would actually stay in the contest by switching from his natural southpaw stance to conventional. However, Bujaj would land the more telling blows in the contest and go on to the victory. Judges David Braslow and John Gradowski scored the bout 78-74 while Brent Bovell saw the contest 77-75 for Bujaj, who returned to action for the first time since October of 2017. Bujaj’s record rises to 17-2-1, 11 KO’s. Smith falls to 12-5, 10 KO’s. Continue reading “Bujaj Outlasts Smith in Hanover, MD”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill New York City cruiserweight Stivens “Superman” Bujaj won an eight-round unanimous decision over Luther “Lights Out” Smith of Bowie, MD in…
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Johnson wins in Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Topping a youth-accented boxing card at Sacramento’s Double Tree Hotel, Malikai Johnson (5-0-1) won the pro main event with a six-round unanimous decision over fellow featherweight Ivan Vergara (8-1) Friday night. The judges’ scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56 with no knockdowns drew a mixed reaction from the estimated crowd of 1,000. Continue reading “Johnson wins in Sacramento”

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Topping a youth-accented boxing card at Sacramento’s Double Tree Hotel, Malikai Johnson (5-0-1) won the pro main event with a six-round unanimous decision over fellow…
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Wahlstrom retains WBC female belt

WBC female super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom (23-1-1, 3 KOs) retained her title with a ten round draw against Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey (17-2, 1 KO) on Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Scores were 100-90 Jeffrey, 96-94 Wahlstrom, 95-95.

Middleweight John “The Phenom” Vera (19-1, 11 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-2, 13 KOs). Scores were 58-56 across the board.

WBC female super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom (23-1-1, 3 KOs) retained her title with a ten round draw against Ronica “Queen” Jeffrey (17-2, 1 KO) on Friday night at the…
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Cintron beats Eto in rematch, Alamo still unbeaten

Photos: Scott Foster

In a WBO junior bantamweight eliminator rematch, #3 ranked Jeyvier Cintrón (11-0, 5 KOs) defeated #2 ranked Koki Eto (24-5-1, 19 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision on Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
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Cintrón dropped Eto in round two and went on to win 99-90 across the board. Their first bout was a technical draw.

Unbeaten WBO #10 junior welterweight Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (17-0, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Salvador “Bufon” Briceno (16-5, 10 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 96-94, 98-92. Alama retained his WBO Latino title.

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Photos: Scott Foster In a WBO junior bantamweight eliminator rematch, #3 ranked Jeyvier Cintrón (11-0, 5 KOs) defeated #2 ranked Koki Eto (24-5-1, 19 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision…
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Fowler tops Rose in Liverpool

Middleweight Anthony Fowler returned with a wide points win over Brian Rose on Friday night at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Fowler won by scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93.

Welterweight Robbie Davies Jr pounded Michal Dufek to a halt in the third round. The former European super lightweight champion was a class above his brave Czech opponent, with the referee stepping in following a sustained barrage of hurtful punches.

Super lightweight Lewis Ritson stopped Marek Jedrzejewski in three rounds to retain his WBA Continental crown. Ritson floored the replacement opponent with a brutal body shot, and then forced the referee’s intervention with further spiteful punches to the ribs.

Middleweight Anthony Fowler returned with a wide points win over Brian Rose on Friday night at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Fowler won by scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93. Welterweight…
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Niyomtrong retains WBA minimumweight title

WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7 KOs) retained his title by beating ArAr Andales (10-1, 2 KOs) via technical decision in the eighth round during his 11th defense in Bangkok, Thailand. In a fairly close fight, an unintentional head-butt ended the action prematurely. The champion suffered a cut that did not allow him to continue and the referee was forced to resolve the fight on the scorecards in the eighth round.

At the time of the stoppage, the Thai fighter was leading on the three cards with scores of 77-75, 79-73 and 78-74 over the young man from the Philippines who put up a strong fight but whose punch was not enough to snatch the crown from the champion.

Niyomtrong now has 11 defenses since he captured the WBA interim belt in 2014 and seven if they are counted since he has been the full world champion.

WBA minimumweight champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7 KOs) retained his title by beating ArAr Andales (10-1, 2 KOs) via technical decision in the eighth…
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Contender stars Khytrov and Walker stop foes

Two participants from the last season of “The Contender” tournament, Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov and Eric “The Baby Faced Assassin” Walker were victorious in separate bouts on Thursday night at the Monroeville Convention Center, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Now fighting at super middleweight, Khytrov (19-2, 16 KOs) chopped down 6’3 Gabriel Pham (11-2, 5 KOs) in six rounds. Khytrov knocked down Pham three times with body shots in round six to end it. Time was 2:38.

Now fighting at junior middleweight, Walker (19-2, 2 KOs) won by fourth round TKO over Jose Antonio “Bachata” Abreu (14-6, 8 KOs). Walker was declared the winner when Abreu couldn’t continue due to a hand injury. Time was 1:28. Continue reading “Contender stars Khytrov and Walker stop foes”

Two participants from the last season of “The Contender” tournament, Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov and Eric “The Baby Faced Assassin” Walker were victorious in separate bouts on Thursday night…
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