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Uzcategui tops Maderna in snoozer

Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF super middleweight champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (28-2, 23 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Ezequiel Maderna (26-5, 16 KOs) in a non-title light heavyweight fight on Friday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
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The bout often resembled a sparring session, with many nods, glove touches and even a hug after one round. Uzcategui was in command all the way, but this wasn’t the kind of performance he promised. Scores were 98-92, 100-90, 100-90.

Next up for Uzcategui is a return to 168 pounds, where he will defend his world title.

“I just played around and got some rounds,” Uzcategui said afterward. “Now that I didn’t get the knockout, maybe the other champions will have the guts to fight me.” Continue reading “Uzcategui tops Maderna in snoozer”

Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF super middleweight champion Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (28-2, 23 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Ezequiel Maderna (26-5, 16 KOs) in a non-title light heavyweight…
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Ancajas retains IBF 115lb title with draw

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IBF junior bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-2, 19 KOs) barely retained his title with a twelve round draw against Alejandro Santiago (16-2-5, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The aggressive Santiago gave Ancajas all he could handle, and in the end scores were 116-112 Ancajas, 118-111 Santiago, 114-114.
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“It was a good, entertaining fight,” Ancajas said. “My timing was a little off. He was a little awkward. I felt like I pressed the fight and did enough to win.”

Said Santiago: “Everyone saw the fight, and everyone saw that I won the fight clearly.” Continue reading “Ancajas retains IBF 115lb title with draw”

Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF junior bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-2, 19 KOs) barely retained his title with a twelve round draw against Alejandro Santiago (16-2-5, 7 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Haney beats Burgos, Mattice-Hamazaryan draw

Unbeaten lightweight Devin Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) dominated former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (33-3-2, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. The 19-year-old Haney was stronger and faster, but the veteran Burgos hung in until the end. Scores were 97-93, 100-90, 100-90.

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In a much-anticipated rematch, Thomas Mattice (13-0-1, 10 KOs) and Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1-1, 6 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. Scores were 77-75 Mattice, 77-75 Hamazaryan, 76-76. The bout was changed to a super lightweight bout after Mattice failed to make the contracted 135-pound lightweight limit. Mattice won a highly controversial decision in their first fight.

In a clash of undefeated super middleweights, Cem Kilic (12-0, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over DeAndre Ware (12-1-2, 8 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-73. Continue reading “Haney beats Burgos, Mattice-Hamazaryan draw”

Unbeaten lightweight Devin Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) dominated former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (33-3-2, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula,…
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Undercard Results from Oakland, California

Former WBA super bantamweight world champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (30-5, 14 KOs) cruised to an eight round unanimous decision over late sub Daniel Olea 13-6-2, 5 KOs). Ramos dropped Olea in round one then boxed to an 80-71 3x shutout. Ramos was originally slated to fight former champ Jessie Magdaleno, who pulled out with an injury.

Super bantamweight Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr. (18-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Giovanni Delgado (16-8, 9 KOs). Greer rocked Delgado in round three and got a referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:49.

Featherweight Genesis Servania (32-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Carlos Carlson (22-5, 13 KOs). After Servania dropped Carlson and Carlson didn’t beat the count although it looked like he could have. Time was :44.

Welterweight Askhat Ualikhanov (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Angel Hernandez (13-11-2, 8 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 59-55.

Former WBA super bantamweight world champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (30-5, 14 KOs) cruised to an eight round unanimous decision over late sub Daniel Olea 13-6-2, 5 KOs). Ramos dropped Olea…
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Smith KOs Groves for WBA title, WBSS Ali trophy

Unbeaten Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over “Saint” George Groves (28-4-2, 20 KOs) to claim the WBA super middleweight world title on Friday night at the King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Smith staggered Groves with a left hook then launched a furious assault that battered him to the canvas. With the win, Smith wins World Boxing Super Series Ali trophy.

In the co-feature, super middleweight Chris Eubank, Jr. (27-2, 21 KOs) was victorious when J.J. McDonough (16-5, 8 KOs) couldn’t continue after three rounds citing a shoulder injury.

Unbeaten Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) scored a devastating seventh round knockout over “Saint” George Groves (28-4-2, 20 KOs) to claim the WBA super middleweight world title on Friday night…
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Hosokawa halts Akiyama; wins OPBF/WBO AP 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Underdog Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (11-3, 10 KOs), 159, captured the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific middleweight belts when he avenged his previous defeat by defending champ Yasuyuki Akiyama (12-8-1, 9 KOs), 159.5, and halted him with the referee’s intervention at 2:56 of the eleventh round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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It’s a grueling battle with the tide busily turning in the see-saw process where each gamely withstood much punishment and displayed furious retaliation. Akiyama had wrested the regional belts by upsetting Tyson Koki via fifth round in Osaka last December. In his first defense the 38-year-old beltholder faced Charlie whom he had defeated in an eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger against Tyson in March of the previous year. Continue reading “Hosokawa halts Akiyama; wins OPBF/WBO AP 160lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Underdog Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa (11-3, 10 KOs), 159, captured the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific middleweight belts when he avenged his previous defeat by…
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Ex-IBF champ Kyoguchi decks first 108lb bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Having renounced his IBF 105-pound belt by outgrowing the category, unbeaten hard-puncher Hiroto Kyoguchi (11-0, 8 KOs), 108, impressively decked his first bout in the light-flyweight division, when he dropped WBA#6 Indonesian Tibo Monabesa (18-1-2, 8 KOs), 107.5, three times to prompt the referee’s intervention at 2:20 of the fourth round in a scheduled ten on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Monabesa looked a stylish southpaw with good footwork, but was too fragile against Kyoguchi’s heavier shots, hitting the deck once in the third and twice more in the fatal fourth. Hiroto’s tight guard and countering appeared much improved after his relinquishment, and is gunning for a 108-pound title shot. Continue reading “Ex-IBF champ Kyoguchi decks first 108lb bout”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Having renounced his IBF 105-pound belt by outgrowing the category, unbeaten hard-puncher Hiroto Kyoguchi (11-0, 8 KOs), 108, impressively decked his first bout in…
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Fujimoto halts Suthat; keeps OPBF/WBO AP heavyweight belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBO#7 Kyotaro Fujimoto (20-1, 12 KOs), 233.5, kept his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight belts when he lopsidedly whipped Thai challenger Suthat Kalalek (12-10, 11 KOs), 203.75, a determined left hooker, and finally had him retire on the stool after the sixth session in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Though sweeping all rounds with his faster hand and foot, Kyotaro couldn’t connect with a lethal shot until he exploded a vicious countering right and badly floored him on the back in round six. Suthat desperately attempted to fight back hard, but he consumed all gas and declared in the corner that he was completely through. Continue reading “Fujimoto halts Suthat; keeps OPBF/WBO AP heavyweight belts”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBO#7 Kyotaro Fujimoto (20-1, 12 KOs), 233.5, kept his OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight belts when he lopsidedly whipped Thai challenger Suthat Kalalek…
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Ndwayana wins SA title on third attempt

By Ron Jackson

Having his third crack at winning the South African welterweight title, Mziwoxolo Ndwayana was most impressive in scoring an eight round technical knockout win over former welterweight champion Shaun Ness, for the vacant title at the Portuguese Hall in the south of Johannesburg over the past weekend.

The title became vacant after Thulani Mbenge won the vacant IBO welterweight in June this year. Continue reading “Ndwayana wins SA title on third attempt”

By Ron Jackson Having his third crack at winning the South African welterweight title, Mziwoxolo Ndwayana was most impressive in scoring an eight round technical knockout win over former welterweight…
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Hatanaka’s son Kento, 7-0, 7 KOs, wins WBC Youth 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

It’s twenty-seven years ago that Kiyoshi Hatanaka became the very first world champ out of Nagoya, Japan, as he dropped Argentine Pedro Decima six times and very impressively captured the WBC 122-pound belt.

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Beneath the sensational Tanaka-Kimura WBO flyweight war, his 20-year-old son Kento Hatanaka (7-0, 7 KOs), 112, acquired the vacant WBC Youth flyweight belt by decking Indonesian Aprilianto Rumahpasal (5-3-1, 2 KOs), 112, at 1:56 of the fifth round in a scheduled ten on Monday in Nagoya. Continue reading “Hatanaka’s son Kento, 7-0, 7 KOs, wins WBC Youth 112lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi It’s twenty-seven years ago that Kiyoshi Hatanaka became the very first world champ out of Nagoya, Japan, as he dropped Argentine Pedro Decima six times and very…
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Tanaka dethrones WBO 112lb champ Kimura, wins third belt in 12th bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

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Unbeaten enfant terrible Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) 112, impressively seized his third WBO belt in his twelfth bout as he, still 23, positively put on an aggressive performance from the outset, whipped defending champ Sho Kimura (17-2-2, 10 KOs), 111.75, and pounded out a majority but well-received decision (116-112, 115-113, 114-114) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Nagoya, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten enfant terrible Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) 112, impressively seized his third WBO belt in his twelfth bout as he, still 23, positively…
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Outlaw Wins Unanimous Decision in Bowie, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Bowie, MD super lightweight Greg “Sharpshooter” Outlaw won a six-round unanimous decision over Rashad Bogar of Newark, NJ in front of his home crowd during the main event of the Shabazz Brothers/Real Deal Boxing Promotions card at the A.C. Jordan Arena at Bowie State University on Saturday. A crowd of approximately 2,000 was in attendance.

Outlaw overcame an injured left hand to outduel Bogar in the contest. Despite his injury, the 2016 Bowie State University graduate was able to show enough aggression to win the bout by scores of 58-56, 60-54 and 59-55. Outlaw, a Real Deal Promotions signee, remains undefeated at 6-0, two KO’s while Bogar falls to 4-9-1, two KO’s. Continue reading “Outlaw Wins Unanimous Decision in Bowie, MD”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Bowie, MD super lightweight Greg “Sharpshooter” Outlaw won a six-round unanimous decision over Rashad Bogar of Newark, NJ in front of his home crowd…
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Gomez beats Moreno for WBC female 108lb belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a rematch, Yesenia “Niña” Gómez (14-5-3, 6 KOs) won by majority decision to dethrone WBC light flyweight female world champion Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno (35-11-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Scores were 95-95, 96-94 and 97-93 for Gomez who became the first female boxer in Quintana Roo to become a world champion, joining male world champions Rodolfo “Rudy” López and Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt. Gomez and Moreno had met last May in that same venue with a very controversial result after the match was declared a draw.

Also, two-time world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13KOs) overcame a third round knockdown to defeat Jesús Cuadro (16-4, 12 KOs) ten round unanimous decision in the lightweight division. Scores were 95-94, 96-94 and 98-91. Continue reading “Gomez beats Moreno for WBC female 108lb belt”

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a rematch, Yesenia “Niña” Gómez (14-5-3, 6 KOs) won by majority decision to dethrone WBC light flyweight female world champion Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno (35-11-2, 11…
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Velez KOs Cruz in all-PR showdown

Photos: Bryan Quiles

With an aggressive body attack, super featherweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (27-5-1, 19 KOs) annihilated Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-7-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Velez put Cruz on the deck twice in round two, finishing him with a liver shot. With the win, Velez claimed the NABA title.
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“I’m grateful to Orlandito (Cruz) to get in the ring and accept this challenge because it shows that he’s more of a man than many out there,” Velez said. Continue reading “Velez KOs Cruz in all-PR showdown”

Photos: Bryan Quiles With an aggressive body attack, super featherweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (27-5-1, 19 KOs) annihilated Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (25-7-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday…
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Arely Muciño retains WBO title

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In an exciting and close fight, WBO female flyweight champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (27-3-2, 10 KOs) retained her title against challenger Mary “La Polvorita” Salinas on Saturday night at the Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
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Scores were 97-93, 98-92 for Muciño, and 96-94 in favor of Salinas. Continue reading “Arely Muciño retains WBO title”

Photos: Zanfer In an exciting and close fight, WBO female flyweight champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (27-3-2, 10 KOs) retained her title against challenger Mary “La Polvorita” Salinas on Saturday night…
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Bytyqi wins WBC atomweight title

100-pound Fabiana Bytyqi is now the WBC world champion at atomweight, the lightest weight class for women. With a clear unanimous decision over Denise Castle, Bytyqi claimed the vacant green belt on Saturday in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

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Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 100-90 as the 22-year-old Bytyqi made Czech boxing history. Her trainer Lukas Konecny once held an interim version of a world title, but Bytyqi becomes the first Czech boxer to become a full world champion.

“It’s incomprehensible, unbelievable,” said the overjoyed Bytyqi. “I knew from the very first round that I could beat my opponent. I was just really fine-tuned today and had the better boxing skills.”

100-pound Fabiana Bytyqi is now the WBC world champion at atomweight, the lightest weight class for women. With a clear unanimous decision over Denise Castle, Bytyqi claimed the vacant green…
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Barrios retains NABF female belt

Saturday night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez (4-1), sister of WBC Bantamweight champion, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez.

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With the victory, Barrios retained her NABF lightweight title. Continue reading “Barrios retains NABF female belt”

Saturday night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez…
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Krael shocks Borrego, Martinez stops Bravo

In a war, super lightweight Cameron Krael (14-13-3, 3 KOs) upset Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 12 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas. It was a toe-to-toe slugfest for all ten rounds, with local hero Krael prevailing 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

Unbeaten super featherweight prospect Xavier Martinez (12-0, 8 KOs) stopped Oscar Bravo (22-9, 10 KOs) in round six. A barrage of punches prompted referee Jack Reiss to stop it at 2:47. Bravo complained about the stoppage.

Super middleweight Lionell Thompson (20-5, 11 KOs) was knocked down, but still won a wide decision over Derrick Findley (28-24-1, 18 KOs). Findley dropped Thompson at the end of round nine, but it wasn’t enough. Scores were 99-91, 98-91, 98-91. Continue reading “Krael shocks Borrego, Martinez stops Bravo”

In a war, super lightweight Cameron Krael (14-13-3, 3 KOs) upset Jose Miguel Borrego (14-2, 12 KOs) by ten round majority decision on Saturday night at Sam’s Town Hotel &…
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Ex-champs Culcay, Zeuge victorious

Two former world champions were in action on Saturday night at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.

Former WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (25-3, 13 KOs) scored a nice tenth round TKO over Rafael Bejaran (25-2-1, 11 KOs). Bejaran’s corner threw in the towel with their man taking punishment. Culcay claimed the vacant IBF international middleweight title.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (23-1-1, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Cheikh Dioum (11-3-1, 8 KOs). In his first fight since losing his title to Rocky Fielding in July, Zeuge dropped Dioum in round eight to end it.

Two former world champions were in action on Saturday night at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. Former WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (25-3, 13 KOs) scored…
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And still…Joshua KOs Povetkin in seven

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 22-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over former champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 80,000 at London’s Wembley Arena. Povetkin won round one, landing a good left hook late. Joshua may have sustained a broken nose. Povetkin rocked Joshua again in round two forcing Joshua to hold on. As the bout progressed, 39-year-old Povetkin began to slow down. The end came in round seven when Joshua stunned Povetkin with a left hook, then dropped him a crushing right hand. Povetkin struggled to his feet but Joshua finished him with a brutal right hand that sent him to the deck again as the fight was being waved off. Time 1:59.

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 22-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over former champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 80,000 at…
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Undercard Results from London

In a WBC lightweight eliminator, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs) avenged his loss against Yvan Mendy (40-5-1, 19 KOs) with a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at London’s Wembley Arena. Scores were 119-109, 118-111 and 116-112.

More disappointment for British heavyweight fan favorite David Price (22-6, 18 KOs). Price was unable to continue after four rounds against unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin (13-0, 10 KOs). Price stated afterward that he entered the fight with a torn bicep and he could barely move his arm when the bout was stopped.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (10-0, 7 KOs) seized the British title from Matty Askin (23-4-1, 15 KOs) with an untidy twelve round unanimous decision. Okolie had three points deducted, but still came away with a 116-110, 114-112, 114-113 verdict.

2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakhram Giyasov scored a fourth round KO over previously unbeaten Julio Laguna (14-1, 10 KOs) in a welterweight matchup.

In a WBC lightweight eliminator, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs) avenged his loss against Yvan Mendy (40-5-1, 19 KOs) with a twelve round unanimous decision on…
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Shocker: Foster schools Fernandez

In a huge upset, super featherweight O’Shaquie Foster (14-2, 8 KOs) scored a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten and highly touted Jon Fernandez (16-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Fernandez, a native of Spain and protégé of former unified middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, never really got untracked and Foster outboxed and outworked him all the way. Scores were 98-92 across the board.

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“This was the best fight of my career,” said Foster, who was appearing on the ShoBox series for the fourth time. “I knew I had it in me, I just never put it together. I have a new team, I have a new trainer, a new strength and conditioning coach. This was what I dreamed of and we put in the work to make it happen. Continue reading “Shocker: Foster schools Fernandez”

In a huge upset, super featherweight O’Shaquie Foster (14-2, 8 KOs) scored a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten and highly touted Jon Fernandez (16-1, 14 KOs) on…
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Canelo wins majority decision, takes WBA/WBC titles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both went toe-to-toe from the opening bell. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Canelo.
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Off to a slow start, both Canelo and Golovkin felt each other out as they jabbed in the opening round. Things picked up after as Canelo let his hands go off the counters in round two, Golovkin stalked behind the jab. The Mexican kept countering and wa the busier in round three sneaking in an uppercut that snapped Golovkin’s head. Standing in the center in round four, Golovkin connected with a solid right that caught Canelo’s attention. Continue reading “Canelo wins majority decision, takes WBA/WBC titles”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday…
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Munguia crushes Cook, retains WBO title

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada in three rounds in the pay per view co-feature bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Munguia started off boxing keeping his distance pressing, the champ unloaded on Cook in the final seconds of the opening round. Working off the jab in round two, Munguia once again closed the round strong letting his hands go all over Cook. The champ sent Cook to the canvas twice in round three as referee Tony Weeks waved it off at 1:03.

“This was part of my development,” said Munguia. “I was not as focused in my last fight. But this time I came more relaxed. I was looking for the knockout too much. But now you’ve seen the results of my work. With each fight you will see me getting better. I just want to show that I can get better and that I want to face the best, so I can show that I am the best.” Continue reading “Munguia crushes Cook, retains WBO title”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada in three rounds…
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Lemieux destroys O’Sullivan; Chocolatito KOs Fuentes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada made quick work of Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) in scoring a first round knockout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A huge left hook did it as referee Russell Mora stopped at 2:44 of the first. Sweet revenge for Lemieux after a bitter feud with O’Sullivan in the lead up to this grudge match.
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Former three-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KOs) of Nicaragua returned to the ring after a one year absence as he knocked out Mexican Moises Fuentes (25-6-1, KOs) in opening up the HBO Pay per view telecast. In the opening round Gonzalez started off fast sneaking in the fast hands. Fuentes was cut on the right eye in round two as Chocolatito was on the offensive backing the Mexican. Staying on the inside in round three Chocolatito kept the pressure but Fuentes stood in the pocket trading. Chocolatito continued to overwhelm the taller fighter on the inside unloading his combinations. A left hook followed by a short right hand knocked Fuentes out cold as the referee waived it at 1:44 of the fifth as Chocolatito scores the knockout.
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Continue reading “Lemieux destroys O’Sullivan; Chocolatito KOs Fuentes”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada made quick work of Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs)…
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