Boxing Results

Estrada stops Beamon, retains WBC superfly belt

Photos: Ed Mulholland and Melina Pizano / Matchroom Boxing USA

WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round TKO over Dewayne “Mister Stop Running” Beamon (16-2-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico.
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Beamon came out aggressively and paid the price as Estrada dropped him twice in round two. Estrada had Beamon wobbling again in round three. Beamon gave Estrada some trouble in the middle rounds, but Estrada rocked him again in round seven. Estrada punished Beamon some more in round eight and the contest was waved off in round nine. Time was :51.

Beamon was very game and athletic, but Estrada was just too fundamentally sound and broke him down.

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Photos: Ed Mulholland and Melina Pizano / Matchroom Boxing USA WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round TKO over Dewayne “Mister…
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Hrgovic, Smith, Giyasov victorious

2016 Olympic bronze medalist and WBA #6, WBC #11, IBF #12 heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Manuel “Chabelo” Heredia (16-7-1, 13 KOs) in the Estrada-Beamon co-feature on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico. Hrgovic dropped Heredia with a right hand and the bout was waved off. Time was :43.

Former WBO super welterweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (28-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Mario Alberto “Águila” Lozano (33-10, 24 KOs). Smith battered Lozano to the canvas in round six and got a referee’s stoppage in round seven. Time was 1:02.

Unbeaten super lightweight Shakhram Giyasov (9-0, 7 KOs) needed just 41 seconds to obliterate former WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez (34-6-2, 22 KOs). A crushing left hook to the jaw ended Perez’ night. Continue reading “Hrgovic, Smith, Giyasov victorious”

2016 Olympic bronze medalist and WBA #6, WBC #11, IBF #12 heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Manuel “Chabelo” Heredia (16-7-1, 13 KOs) in…
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Fulton stops Avelar in six

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, WBA #13 rated Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (17-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Isaac Avelar (16-1, 10 KOs) in the sixth round on Saturday night in the Figueroa-Chacon co-feature at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas. Fulton ended it suddenly by putting Avelar on the deck for the count with a brutal left hook to the body. Time was 1:26.

Super lightweight unbeaten Omar Juarez (5-0, 3 KOs) knocked out Gino De La Paz (2-3-1, 1 KOs) in the first round with a brutal right hand. Time was 1:40.

Super featherweight Jaime Arboleda (15-1, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over Victor Betancourt (26-3, 13 KOs). Time 2:32. Betancourt down twice. Continue reading “Fulton stops Avelar in six”

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, WBA #13 rated Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (17-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Isaac Avelar (16-1, 10 KOs) in the sixth round on…
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Kovalev KOs Yarde to retain WBO LH title

Photos: RCC Boxing Promotions, Pavel Tabarchuk

WBO world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde (18-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The first four rounds were close. Kovalev clearly won rounds five and six. Yarde came on strong and had Kovalev in trouble from body shots in rounds seven and eight. Kovalev took so much punishment in round eight that trainer Buddy McGirt threatened to stop the fight.
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The 36-year-old Kovalev responded and proceeded to dominate Yarde in round nine, as the heavily muscled challenger seemed to have left it all in the ring the previous round. Finally, in round eleven Kovalev knocked out the completely gassed Yarde with a hard jab! Time was 2:04.

Is a big money fight against Canelo Alvarez next up for the Krusher?

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Photos: RCC Boxing Promotions, Pavel Tabarchuk WBO world light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Anthony…
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WBC #1 cruiser Makabu edges Papin in war

A clash between cruiserweight KO artists surprisingly went the full twelve rounds with WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (26-2, 24 KOs) winning a majority decision over previously unbeaten Aleksei Papin (11-1, 10 KOs) in a bout for the WBC silver title on Saturday night at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It was a hard-fought battle of attrition with both fighters digging deep. Makabu dropped Papin in the final 30 seconds, then Papin rocked Makabu in the ten seconds. Scores were 113-113, 115-113, 115-113, so the late knockdown won it.

A clash between cruiserweight KO artists surprisingly went the full twelve rounds with WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (26-2, 24 KOs) winning a majority decision over previously unbeaten Aleksei Papin (11-1,…
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Casimero retains WBO interim bantam belt

WBO interim bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero (28-4, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Cesar Ramirez (18-4, 11 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the San Andres Sports Civic Center in Manila, Philippines. A right hand laid out Ramirez to end it. The card was promoted by Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and attendance was free.

WBO interim bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero (28-4, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Cesar Ramirez (18-4, 11 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the San…
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Tanaka KOs Bomba, retains WBO fly belt.

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (14-0, 8 KOs), 112, impressively kept his WBO flyweight belt as he survived a fourth-round visit to the deck, floored mandatory challenger Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (26-3-2-1NC, 13 KOs), 112, Puerto Rico, four times and finally halted him at 2:49 of the seventh round on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (14-0, 8 KOs), 112, impressively kept his WBO flyweight belt as he survived a fourth-round visit to the deck, floored mandatory challenger Jonathan…
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Hatanaka defeats WBC#11 Abcede

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese prospect, Kento Hatanaka (10-0, 9 KOs), 112.75, barely scored an important victory over WBC#11 Jayseber Abcede (19-9, 12 KOs), 110, by a close but unanimous decision (95-93, 96-93, 96-92) over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan. Each hit the deck in the process of their give-and-take affair.

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By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese prospect, Kento Hatanaka (10-0, 9 KOs), 112.75, barely scored an important victory over WBC#11 Jayseber Abcede (19-9, 12 KOs), 110, by a close but unanimous…
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Rowan Campbell retains IBO All-Africa title

By Ron Jackson

In possibly the best performance of his career, Rowan Campbell retained the IBO All-Africa super middleweight title with a seventh round technical knockout win over the highly regarded Patrick Mukala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Friday night.

Both fighters came out rather cautious in the opening round as they sparred for openings but in rounds two and three Campbell (75.40kg) closed the gap and began to fight in the pocket as he shaded the rounds. Continue reading “Rowan Campbell retains IBO All-Africa title”

By Ron Jackson In possibly the best performance of his career, Rowan Campbell retained the IBO All-Africa super middleweight title with a seventh round technical knockout win over the highly…
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Unbeatens win in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Undefeated super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over DeAndre Ware (13-2-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Central Park Community Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Shishkin pretty much dominated the fight and got the stoppage when Ware’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 2:40.

Super lightweight KO Artist Shohjahon Ergashev (17-0, 15 KOs) stopped Abdiel Ramirez (24-5-1, 22 KOs) in round four. Ergashev dropped Ramirez in round two and punished him until bout was stopped in round four. Ramirez has a helluva chin. Time was 2:00.

Undefeated welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (23-0, 21 KOs), who was sidelined for the first half of 2019 while he resolved a promotional dispute, beat up Franklin Mamani (23-6-1, 13 KOs) in the first round and Mamani couldn’t continue after that. One knockdown.

Unbeaten welterweight Brandun Lee (15-0, 13 KOs) needed just 30 seconds to blast out Francisco Medel (13-21, 8 KOs). Two knockdowns.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Arnold Khegai (16-0-1, 10 KOs) shut out southpaw Vladimir Tikhonov (17-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Scores 80-72 3x.

Undefeated super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (9-0, 6 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over DeAndre Ware (13-2-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Central Park Community Center in Broken…
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Night of Knockouts at Encore Boston Harbor

Photos: Emily Harney

After last month’s sold out Murphys Boxing’s debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston’s waterfront, another capacity crowd watched NABA super featherweight champion Abraham Nova (16-0, 12 KOs) stop Luis Castillo (20-4, 15 KOs) in the first round.
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With just seconds left in the opening stanza, Nova laid out Castillo with a textbook jab and cross.

Unbeaten 2008 and 2012 Ecuadorian Olympian middleweight Carlos Gongora (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over Alan Zavala (15-5, 13 KOs). Time 2:05. Continue reading “Night of Knockouts at Encore Boston Harbor”

Photos: Emily Harney After last month’s sold out Murphys Boxing’s debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston’s waterfront, another capacity crowd…
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Feliciano, Cobbs remain unbeaten

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Luiz Feliciano (13-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Genaro Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California. Feliciano hurt Gamez to the body several times en route to a 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 verdict. Feliciano claimed the vacant NABF title.

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Blair Cobbs (12-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round KO over Steve Villalobos (11-1-1, 9 KOs). Cobbs retained his NABF “junior” title. Villalobos dropped Cobbs and punished him in round six. Cobbs came back to rock Villalobos in round seven. Cobbs floored Villalobos in round nine and laid him out with an uppercut moments later. Time was 1:20.

Middleweight Richard Acevedo (5-0-1, 5 KOs) was lucky to get a six-round draw against Jose Rivera (8-4-1, 5 KOs). Rivera won 59-55 on one card. one card was 57-57, and one card ridiculously had Acevedo up 59-55.

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Luiz Feliciano (13-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Genaro Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the…
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WBA #8 Foster beats Grachev, targets Pascal

Photos: Emily Harney

In a special matinee outdoor event at MGM Springfield presented by Murphys Boxing and broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass, Charles Foster (19-0, 9 KOs) defended his NABA Light Heavyweight Championship against Denis Grachev (19-8-1, 10 KOs) winning a 10 round unanimous decision.
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Foster, who is currently ranked #8 in the world by the WBA, outboxed the game Russian from the start, using his superior speed and ring generalship to win by scores of 100-90, 97-93 and 97-91. Continue reading “WBA #8 Foster beats Grachev, targets Pascal”

Photos: Emily Harney In a special matinee outdoor event at MGM Springfield presented by Murphys Boxing and broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass, Charles Foster (19-0, 9 KOs) defended his…
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Results from Columbus, Ohio

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

Express Live! Venue in Columbus was rocking Friday night, as Troy Speakman put on his Title Boxing Club Presents Championship Boxing. The night featured two standing ovations, chants of “This is awesome!” and two very controversial decisions.
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A rematch in the junior middleweight division, which featured the NABA WBA Title on the line had Jamie Walker (9-2-2, 3 KOs) facing off with Daniel Karpency (9-2-1, 4 KOs). Walker, at 39 years of age, was closing in on bigger fights. A controversial decision (96-94-Karpency, 97-93-Walker, 98-92-Karpency) led to Karpency taking home the NABA WBA title. Continue reading “Results from Columbus, Ohio”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Express Live! Venue in Columbus was rocking Friday night, as Troy Speakman put on his Title Boxing Club Presents Championship Boxing. The night…
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WBO champ Navarrete stops de Vaca in three

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over previously unbeaten Francisco “Panchito” de Vaca (20-1, 6 KOs) before 3,944 on Saturday night in the inaugural boxing card at the Banc of California Stadium located on the site of the former Los Angeles Sports Arena.
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Navarrete came out landing big punches in the opening round snapping de Vaca’s head back a few times. De Vaca answered with some solid counters as the things began to warm up. In round two, Navarrete landed a three punch combination dropping De Vaca. The third round saw Navarrete go for the stoppage as he came out attacking De Vaca and bloodying him. Credit to the challenger as he kept fighting back but the champ’s attack was too much and referee Raul Caiz Sr. stepped in to stop the fight at 1:54. Continue reading “WBO champ Navarrete stops de Vaca in three”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over previously unbeaten Francisco “Panchito”…
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Navarette-De Vaca undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former WBO junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs) won by ninth round technical decision over Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (27-4-2, 18 KOs) at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Magdaleno dropped Rivera in round nine, but Magdaleno was later cut by an elbow (ruled an unintentional foul) and the bout went to the cards. Scores were 88-82, 89-81, 89-81.

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Undefeated local super lightweight Arnold Barboza (22-0, 9 KOs) of South El Monte stopped Japan’s always tough Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs) in four rounds. Barboza did his thing hammering away on Sismundo dropping him in the third. Continuing to attack, Barboza cornered Sismundo in the fourth. However after four rounds Sismundo had seen enough and when he didn’t come out of his corner the referee stopped the fight. Continue reading “Navarette-De Vaca undercard results”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former WBO junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs) won by ninth round technical decision over Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (27-4-2, 18 KOs)…
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Feigenbutz stops Nunez in eight

IBF #3, WBA #5, WBO #6, WBC #11 super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over previously unbeaten Cesar Nunez (16–1-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Friedrich Ebert Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Feigenbutz, a former WBA interim champion, battered Nunez to the canvas twice in round eight and the bout was waved off after Nunez continued to absorb punishment without firing back. Time was 1:58.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super welterweight Ahmad Ali (15-0-1, 10 KOs) unanimously outpointed Arman Torosyan (19-7-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds. Scores were 117-109, 115-113, 117-110.

IBF #3, WBA #5, WBO #6, WBC #11 super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (31-2, 28 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over previously unbeaten Cesar Nunez (16–1-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday…
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Yeritsyan stops Chapman

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Unbeaten welterweight Gor Yeritsyan (11-0, 10 KOs) made his U.S.A. debut a successful one with a sixth round stoppage over Derion Chapman (3-5-1, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the Burbank Marriott, in Burbank, CA. Yeritsyan, a 24-year-old hailing from Yerevan, Armenia, had all his previous fights in Russia but was in good company for his American debut with each Freddy Roach and former U.S. Olympian, Vanes Martirosyan, working his corner.

In Russia, Yeritsyan had been facing higher level opponents than Chapman, including former world title challenger Ali Funeka, and was originally scheduled to face Amir Khan conqueror Breidis Prescott, but the fight fell through days ago requiring the last minute replacement of Chapman. Continue reading “Yeritsyan stops Chapman”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Unbeaten welterweight Gor Yeritsyan (11-0, 10 KOs) made his U.S.A. debut a successful one with a sixth round stoppage over Derion Chapman (3-5-1, 2 KOs)…
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Tszyu defeats Ritchie in battle of contenders

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF #11 Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) outscored IBF #9 Dwight Ritchie (19-2, 2 KOs) over ten rounds at Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Tszyu connected with accurate combinations consistently and cut Ritchie’s left eye in round three which the doctor inspected but allowed the contest to continue. Tszyu outworked Ritchie in most of the rounds to be crowned the winner by scores of 97-93, 98-92, 98-93 to capture the IBF Australasian and WBO Global Championships.

Tim Tszyu: “Dwight is one hell of an opponent and kept me on my toes. He let me go somewhere that I haven’t been — something I can learn from, and can even get better. He was #1 in Australia for a reason. All my respect to Dwight, he’s one hell of a competitor. I think his journey isn’t finished — it’s only just beginning. Same as mine. We’re both young, we’ve got a big future ahead. Maybe, you know what, in the future, we can fight for a world title in Australia one day.” Continue reading “Tszyu defeats Ritchie in battle of contenders”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF #11 Tim Tszyu (14-0, 10 KOs) outscored IBF #9 Dwight Ritchie (19-2, 2 KOs) over ten rounds at Star City Casino, Sydney,…
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Watanabe stops Lee, wins OPBF 154lb belt in Korea

Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi

Japanese veteran southpaw puncher Akinori Watanabe (38-7-1, 32 KOs), 154, surprisingly captured the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) super welterweight belt as he dropped taller lefty Korean champ Jung-Kyoung Lee (7-3-1, 3 KOs), 154, in the second, but had Lee retaliate to turn the tide until Watanabe finally caught the defending titlist twice en route to a dramatic stoppage at 2:37 of the tenth round in a scheduled twelve on Sunday in Seoul, Korea.
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The Korean six-footer, 31, came off the canvas from his bad visit to the deck by the Japanese challenger’s left cross, and remarkably came back to dominate the following rounds by utilizing his advantageous height and reach. The open scoring system indicated after the eighth that Lee was ahead on points—77-74, 76-75 (for Lee), 75-76 (for Watanabe). Continue reading “Watanabe stops Lee, wins OPBF 154lb belt in Korea”

Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi Japanese veteran southpaw puncher Akinori Watanabe (38-7-1, 32 KOs), 154, surprisingly captured the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) super welterweight belt as he dropped…
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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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