Boxing Results

Julio Cesar Martinez retains WBC flyweight title

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) out of Mexico defended his WBC flyweight title with a unanimous decision at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, over Britain’s tough, gritty Jay Harris (17-1, 9 KOs) over twelve action packed rounds.

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Martinez won the vacant title against Cristofer Rosales in his last fight last December in Phoenix and at only 25, is one of the most exciting fighters in the world. He is trained by Team Canelo and Eddy Reynoso. This was Harris’ first fight in the United States. Continue reading “Julio Cesar Martinez retains WBC flyweight title”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12 KOs) out of Mexico defended his WBC flyweight title with a unanimous decision at the Ford Center at The Star…
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Parker stops Winters in five

By David Finger at ringside

In an eagerly anticipated heavyweight attraction, former WBO heavyweight champion and current #2 ranked WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker, 245.4, scored an impressive fifth round TKO over game Shawndell Winters, 208.

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Parker remains a front runner for a potential fight for a vacant WBO heavyweight title before the end of the year, and he wanted to make a statement in Frisco. But the Auckland native also promised to fight a more polished fight tonight. He came out boxing effectively in round one, pumping the jab and landing a hard right hand in the closing twenty seconds of the round. Continue reading “Parker stops Winters in five”

By David Finger at ringside In an eagerly anticipated heavyweight attraction, former WBO heavyweight champion and current #2 ranked WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker, 245.4, scored an impressive fifth round…
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Madrimov stops Navarro in WBA eliminator

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In a WBA junior middleweight eliminator, the former amateur sensation out of Uzbekistan, Israil “The Dream” Madrimov (5-0, 5 KOs) unleashed an array of punches from the opening bell, to confuse veteran Charlie Navarro (29-10, 22 KOs) out of Panama City, Panama. By the 2nd round, Madrimov opened up his arsenal and was landing big to the head and body of Navarro who had no answers to stop the attack. Most fighters would have succumbed to the pressure by now, but Navarro showed his grit and did his best to counter.

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But in the 6th round of the scheduled 10, Madrimov finally hit pay dirt and dropped Navarro with a straight left to the gut that sent Navarro to the canvas. Navarro was visibly hurt, but got to his feet, only to be dropped again by multiple left hooks. This time, Navarro did not get up and referee Rafael Ramos waived it off at 2:24 for a TKO for Madrimov who remained undefeated and kept his knockout streak alive at 5 to start his career. Continue reading “Madrimov stops Navarro in WBA eliminator”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In a WBA junior middleweight eliminator, the former amateur sensation out of Uzbekistan, Israil “The Dream” Madrimov (5-0, 5 KOs) unleashed an array of punches…
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Undercard Results from Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside

In the third bout of the night super middleweight prospect Alexis Espino, 165, put on a boxing clinic against Delvecchio Savage, 163.6, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, winning a lopsided six round unanimous decision by a score of 60-54 (once) and 59-55 (twice).

Although Savage didn’t come into the fight with a flashy record he did come in with a reputation of possessing a decent punch (having won all three of his victories by knockout). He also had a reputation for possessing an above average chin (all five of his losses came by decision). Savage also held undefeated prospect Louis Hernandez to a draw back in April and was seen as a legitimate test for the 20-year old prospect. Espino clearly respected his opponent and boxed cautiously behind the left jab in the first three rounds before slowly incorporating the lead right hand in round four. By the end of round four Espino was boxing with more aggression and pressuring his durable and crafty opponent and by round five he began to tee off on Savage. Still, although Espino would occasionally land an impressive shot it was not enough to seriously hurt Savage, and he was able to survive all six rounds without hitting the canvas. Espino improves to 6-0, 4 KOs. Savage sees his record slip to 3-6-1, 3 KOs. The referee was Neil Young. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Frisco, Texas”

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside In the third bout of the night super middleweight prospect Alexis Espino, 165, put on a boxing clinic against Delvecchio Savage, 163.6,…
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Szili upsets WBC #11 Mitchell

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #11 super middleweight Jayde Mitchell (20-2, 10 KOs) was an upset split decision loser at the hands of Hungarian Istvan Szili (24-2-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds at the StKilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Saturday in a bout for the WBO Oriental title. Scores at the conclusion were 97-93, 94-96, 94-96.

135-pound prospect Liam Wilson (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped Venezuelan Jesus Cuadra (18-7, 14 KOs) in round five of a scheduled eight round bout. Continue reading “Szili upsets WBC #11 Mitchell”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC #11 super middleweight Jayde Mitchell (20-2, 10 KOs) was an upset split decision loser at the hands of Hungarian Istvan Szili (24-2-2,…
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Nicholson Wins Tough Split Decision

White, Kisner Claim Regional Titles in Hanover, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

A sellout house of 4,800 fans saw one of the Beltway area’s rising stars earn a tough decision and saw two others win vacant regional titles on a Jeter Promotions card at the Hall at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.
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Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond “D’Best At It” Nicholson survived a sixth-round knockdown to win a tough 10-round split decision over a very game Mike “The Menace” Guy of Sacramento, CA. Continue reading “Nicholson Wins Tough Split Decision”

White, Kisner Claim Regional Titles in Hanover, MD By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Mike Greenhill A sellout house of 4,800 fans saw one of the Beltway area’s rising stars earn…
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Boozer beats Beras by split decision

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

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Second 2 None Promotions had DeCarlos Banquet Center full as they produced a 5 fight card Friday night. The main event had middleweight Patrick Boozer (14-4, 4 KOs) going all six rounds to win by SD (59-55-Boozer, 60-54-Boozer, 58-56-Beras) over Jose Abreu Beras (14-8, 8 KOs). The fight placed Boozer against a very durable Beras, as he worked hard for the decision win. Continue reading “Boozer beats Beras by split decision”

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Second 2 None Promotions had DeCarlos Banquet Center full as they produced a 5 fight card Friday night. The main event had middleweight…
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TKO wins for Aponte and Zayas

Super featherweight Angel Aponte and 17-year-old welterweight wunderkind Xander Zayas both remained unbeaten on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

In a good match, Aponte (8-0, 4 KOs) scored a TKO win at :01 of round seven. The corner of Irving Macias (7-1, 4 KOs) stopped the bout because of complications from a bleeding nose. Macias visited the canvas in the first round. Aponte was cut on his right eye.

Zayas (4-0, 3 KOs) beat Marklin Bailey (6-7, 4 KOs) by TKO at 1:14 of the third round. The Puerto Rican dominated all the way with his speed and combinations to the head and body of Bailey, who was cut on his right eye. After a good combination from Zayas, the referee stopped the action in round three.

Super featherweight Angel Aponte and 17-year-old welterweight wunderkind Xander Zayas both remained unbeaten on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. In a good…
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Castellon shocks WBA #5 Ortiz in Managua

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly boxing events with their first event of 2020 Friday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua.

The main event saw minimumweight Byron Castellon (14-13-3, 2 KOs) upset his countryman and WBA #5 ranked Jerson Ortiz (16-3, 7 KOs) by split decision. Castellon dropped Ortiz with a right hand in round one. In round two following multiple warnings the referee took a point away from Castellon for hitting Ortiz behind the head. Moments later in the same round Ortiz dropped Castellon. It was an exciting close fight from there on out filled with heavy exchanges. The official scores after the eight round distance was 76-73 and 75-74 for Castellon. The other score was 75-74 for Ortiz.

World champion twin brothers IBF flyweight champion Felix Alvarado and WBA junior lighweight champion Rene Alvarado fought in separate four round exhibitions for a special cause for children in the fight against cancer and lupus. Felix vs Martin Diaz and Rene vs Robin Zamora. Continue reading “Castellon shocks WBA #5 Ortiz in Managua”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osunsa) continued their monthly boxing events with their first event of 2020 Friday night at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. The…
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Vazquez-Bolden ends in no-decision

By Jeff Zimmerman

In a rough and tumble main event at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, middleweights Mark Vasquez (5-1, 2 KOs) and Lamar Bolden (0-2) ended in a no decision due to an accidental foul.  Bolden ended up on the canvas multiple times as both guys got physical.  After Bolden got a visit from the doctor, the fight was stopped at 2:57 of the first round of the scheduled four.  Bolden protested the stoppage with the doctor, but to no avail.  And once the fight was ruled a no decision, Vasquez team was unhappy with the result as they were hoping for a knockout as they felt Bolden was cleanly punched.

Garcia Promotions, led by 4x world champ Mikey Garcia, once again hosted a local show in front of one of his big fights.  Last year, it was the battle with Errol Spence Jr. at Cowboy Stadium in front of 47,000 fans.  On Saturday night, Garcia will face 2x world champ Jessie Vargas at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco that will draw between 10,000 – 12,000.  Although Mikey was not in attendance, his brother and trainer Robert, worked the corner of several of his fighters.

Former world champion Paulie Ayala and Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik were in attendance along with Derrick James, trainer of Errol Spence Jr. and Jermell Charlo, as well as 154lb contender John Vera Jr.

Saul Rodriguez vs. Josh Ross

In the co-main event, Robert Garcia trained lightweight Saul Rodriguez (24-1-1, 18 KOs) used a devastating body attack and solid defense against the outgunned Josh Rosh (4-13-5) to win going away. Rodriguez dropped Ross twice in the 3rd round, once in the 4th and three times in the 5th, before referee Rosario Solis had finally seen enough and waived it off. Ross was certainly game, but no match for the powerful Rodriguez. The time of the stoppage was 1:55 of round 5.

Breenan Macias vs. Israel Camacho

Bantamweight Breenan “B Fly” Macias (7-0- 2) dominated a tough Israel Camacho (1-4) over six rounds to earn the unanimous decision. Macias was the aggressor throughout the fight using fast combos to keep Camacho at bay. Camacho hung tough but couldn’t land consistently against the skilled Macias. The scores read 60-54 twice and 59-55 for Macias.

Robert Rodriguez vs. Ramiro Martinez

In a bantamweight battle, southpaws Robert Rodriguez and Ramiro Martinez went toe to toe over six rounds. Martinez used a long reach to land his right, left combos to the head while Rodriguez used a consistent body attack. Rodriguez stalked Martinez around the ring, but it was Martinez who would often let his hands go first. Martinez appeared to win the early rounds, but from instructions from his corner in trainer Robert Garcia, Rodriguez got closer and began to work the body. In a tight contest, the judges ruled it a majority draw with scores of 57-57 twice and 58-56 for Rodriguez

Angel Alejandro vs. Darry Hayes

Dallas’ featherweight Angel Alejandro (9-0, 4 KOs) and Daryl Hayes (7-15-, 1 KOs) from Houston squared off in a Texas featherweight tilt. Alejandro dominated form the opening bell landing his left, right combo throughout. Hayes was game and made Alejandro work, but could match his overall skill level. The judges scored it 58-56, 59-55, 59-55 for Alejandro as he stays undefeated with the six round unanimous decision.

Joahnys Argilagos vs. Erick Hernandez

Super flyweight and former amateur sensation from Cuba, Joahnys Argilagos (4-0, 2 KOs) dropped Erick Hernandez (1-1, 1 KO) twice in the 1st round and cruised to an easy TKO victory at 2:58. Hernandez got up to his feet at the count of 9 after the first knockdown but decided to stay on the canvas with 2 seconds remaining in the opening frame. Argilagos remained undefeated after four pro fights.

Jordan Jones vs. Benjamin Gurment

In an absolute firefight that went back and forth over four rounds, Dallas super lightweight Jordan Jones (4-0-1) and Fort Worth’s Benjamin Gurment (1-0-2) took turns landing big blows to the head and body in a crosstown battle. Jones started strong landing his big right hand, while the southpaw Gurment found a home to the body with his left. The judges scored it 39-37 for Jones and 38-38 twice for a majority draw.

Shurretta Metcalf vs. Britain Hart

Dallas fan favorite super bantamweight Shurretta Metcalf (9-3-1, 2 KOs) held on to win a split decision over Britain Hart (3-4-3, 2 KOs) over four rounds. The scores read 40-36, 39-37, 37-39.

Oscar Peret vs. Jeffery Ward

In the opening bout at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, promoted by Garcia Promotions lightweight Oscar Perez (1-0, 1 KO) defeated Jeffery Ward (0-1) by TKO at 2:52 of round 3.

By Jeff Zimmerman In a rough and tumble main event at the Southern Junction in Irving, Texas, middleweights Mark Vasquez (5-1, 2 KOs) and Lamar Bolden (0-2) ended in a…
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Seldin, Takam victorious on Long Island

Super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage against late sub Luis Florez (25-16, 21 KOs) on Friday night at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

Heavyweight Carlos Takam (38-5-1, 28 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Fabio Maldonado (26-4, 25 KOs).

Super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage against late sub Luis Florez (25-16, 21 KOs) on Friday night at The Paramount in…
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Alamo tops Castaneda to retain NABO belt

Photos: Scott Foster

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

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WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Castaneda applied consistent pressure on Alamo, but was a step behind throughout. Scores were 98-92, 99-93 for Alamo, with the dissenting third judge scoring the bout 95-95. Alamo retained his NABO title.[/caption]

Castaneda brought tremendous pressure, but two of the three judges preferred the work of ring technician Alamo by wide margins. Scores were 98-92, 99-93 for Aiama, while the third judge saw a more accurate 95-95. Alamo retained his NABO title.

Unbeaten featherweight Orlando “Zurdo De Oro” Gonzalez (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against Charlie Serrano (16-6-2, 5 KOs). Gonzalez put Serrano on the deck in round three and down for the count at 2:20 of round four. Continue reading “Alamo tops Castaneda to retain NABO belt”

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, WBO #8 ranked Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Kendo “Tremendo” Castaneda (17-1,…
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Hunter defeats Rakhmanov again

In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Hunter dropped Rakhmanov in round three, but injured his right hand in round seven. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. Hunter and Rakhmanov previously met 12 months ago with Hunter winning a narrow-split decision.

2016 Olympian and undefeated super lightweight Richardson Hitchins (11-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Nick DeLomba (16-3, 5 KOs). Scores were 100-90 3x.

Super middleweight Genc Pllana (8-1-1, 4 KOs) scored a ten round upset over Kevin Newman II (11-2-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 96-94 3x.

In a rematch, undefeated super lightweight Keith “The Bounty” Hunter (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (12-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Nagahama upsets unbeaten Kudura, wins OPBF 147lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Riku Nagahama (12-2-1, 4 KOs), 146.5, surprisingly acquired the vacant OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) welterweight belt when he upset previously unbeaten KO artist Kudura Kaneko (11-1, 8 KOs), 146.5, winning a unanimous decision (117-111 twice, 118-110) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Kudura, a 22-year-old import from Afghanistan, had impressively produced a sensation by demolishing former national champ Toshio Arikawa in three quick rounds in November 2018, and was a prohibitive favorite against Nagahama, 28, who had suffered a couple of KO defeats by Takashi Inoue and Yuki Nagano. Continue reading “Nagahama upsets unbeaten Kudura, wins OPBF 147lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Unheralded Riku Nagahama (12-2-1, 4 KOs), 146.5, surprisingly acquired the vacant OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) welterweight belt when he upset previously unbeaten…
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Late Results from Russia

Last Friday at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russian heavyweight Apti Davtaev (20-0-1, 19 KOs) remained undefeated with a two-round demolition of formerly undefeated John Napari (21-1, 15 KOs) of Accra, Ghana. Davtaev dropped Napari twice with counter right hands, the second time for good in round two.

The 6’5 Davtaev has been steadily improving under the tutelage of SugarHill Steward at Kronk Gym in Detroit. Steward also trains WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Last Friday at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russian heavyweight Apti Davtaev (20-0-1, 19 KOs) remained undefeated with a two-round demolition of formerly undefeated John Napari (21-1,…
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Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal fashion on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Fury took the fight to Wilder in the first two rounds, then dropped him in round three. Wilder survived the round! Fury continued to punish Wilder in round four as Wilder bled from the ear and lip. Fury dropped Wilder again in round five with a body shot, but Fury was deducted a point at the end of the round. Fury battered Wilder again in the sixth round. Wilder’s corner finally threw in the towel in round seven. Tyson Fury wins the WBC heavyweight title.

Wilder has 30 days to trigger the rematch clause if he wants to make it a trilogy. No guarantee that he does after this beatdown. Continue reading “Fury crushes Wilder to win WBC heavyweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside In their much anticipated rematch, former champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in brutal…
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Martin KOs Washington in IBF eliminator

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in an IBF title eliminator on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Martin and Washington got off to a fast start as they exchanged to close round one. The southpaw Martin shot the straight left into Washington’s mid section in the third as Washington stalked. In round three both fighters kept their distance as Martin pressed and Washington stuck out the jab. The fourth round was slow paced with Washington and Martin measuring with their jabs but late in the round Martin rallied as he landed a flush straight left to close.

The straight left landed once again for Martin as he connected Washington multiple times with it in the fifth. A straight left found its mark for the last time as Martin sent Washington to the canvas. Washington got up but could not continue as he was dazed. Referee Tony Weeks waved it off at 1:57 of the sixth.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (28-2-1, 24 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1,…
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Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over Jeo Santisima (19-3, 16 KOs) of the Philippines on Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

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Off to a slow start, Navarrete boxed as he sized up Santisima in the opening round. Navarrete began to let his hands go in the second round as he pressed Santisima. In the third, Navarrete landed some solid shots on the Filipino. Santisima had his moment in the fourth as he backed Navarrete to the ropes with some big shots. Continue reading “Navarrete retains WBO superbantam title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, (31-1, 27 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his title as he scored an eleventh round stoppage over…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Opening the Pay per view telecast undefeated super welterweights Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KOs) won a lackluster unanimous decision over 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis (6-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Opening the Pay per view telecast undefeated super welterweights Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KOs) won a lackluster unanimous decision over 2016 Australian Olympian Daniel Lewis…
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Foster stops Reid in rematch

In a rematch of unbeaten super bantamweights, Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth and British titles against Lucien Reid (8-1-2, 4 KOs) by sixth round TKO on Saturday night at London’s York Hall. Foster battered Reid in round six and the bout was stopped after the round. Foster and Reid fought to a majority draw last September.

19-year-old bantamweight Dennis “The Menace” McCann (6-0, 4 KOs) shut out Pablo Narvaez (9-21-7, 1 KO) over six rounds.

Light heavyweight Willy “Braveheart” Hutchinson (11-0, 7 KOs) beat Edgars Sniedze (6-30, 6 KOs) by six round decision (59-54).

In a 10-round eliminator for the British super middleweight title, Umar Sadiq (10-1, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kody Davies (10-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 96-94.

In a rematch of unbeaten super bantamweights, Brad Foster (12-0-2, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Commonwealth and British titles against Lucien Reid (8-1-2, 4 KOs) by sixth round TKO on…
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Bomba Gonzalez defeats Baby Juarez

In a battle of former world title challengers, WBO #8, WBA #13 light flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #15 Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-11-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in Miami, Florida. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 98-92. Gonzalez claimed the vacant WBO/NABO title.

2x Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez (2-1, 2 KOs) dominated and knocked out Rafael Morales (3-1, 1 KO) in round four of a featherweight bout. Body shots put Morales down for the count. Ramirez beat current WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson for the gold in the 2016 Rio games.

Freddie Roach-trained super lightweight Elvis Rodriguez moved to 6-0, 6 KOs with a sixth round TKO over Kaylyn Alfred (4-3, 0 KOs). Time was 1:11.

2016 Olympian super bantamweight Antonio Vargas (12-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Juan Centeño (4-5, 1 KO) over six rounds.

In a battle of former world title challengers, WBO #8, WBA #13 light flyweight Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over WBO #15 Saul…
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Golden Contract Results

The Golden Contract semi-finals for the super lightweight and featherweight divisions are taking place Friday night at London’s iconic York Hall. The eventual winner in each division earns a two-year, five-fight deal with six-figure purses for each fight guaranteed. The format is similar to the current World Boxing Super Series.

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Ohara Davies (21-2, 16 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jeff Ofori (10-2-1, 3 KOs). Davis dropped Ofori in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in round six.

Tyrone McKenna (21-1-1, 6 KOs) scored a controversial ten round unanimous decision over Mohamed Mimoune (22-5, 3 KOs). Mimoune did more, but somehow came up short on all three cards 96-94, 96-94, 97-93.

FEATHERWEIGHT

Ryan Walsh (26-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Tyrone McCullagh (14-1, 6 KOs). Walsh floored McCullagh in rounds six and nine en route to a 96-92, 97-91, 97-91 verdict.

Jazza Dickens (29-3, 11 KOs) won a hard-fought ten round majority decision over Leigh Wood (23-2, 13 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 95-94.

The Golden Contract semi-finals for the super lightweight and featherweight divisions are taking place Friday night at London’s iconic York Hall. The eventual winner in each division earns a two-year,…
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Fight Club OC Opening Night Sets Record

With every seat sold along with an additional 80 standing room tickets sold, opening night of the 10th Anniversary Year of Fight Club OC shows set an attendance record as 1,476 fans packed The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. And what a night of fight action for local fight fans with all but one bout going the distance and money thrown into the ring after three of the six bouts. Continue reading “Fight Club OC Opening Night Sets Record”

With every seat sold along with an additional 80 standing room tickets sold, opening night of the 10th Anniversary Year of Fight Club OC shows set an attendance record as…
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Fortunato, Sands victorious

By Robert Coster

Boxing fans at the Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, flocked to watch a much-anticipated shootout between unbeaten local prospects Frency Fortunato (8-0, 6 KOs) and Misael Vazquez (6-0, 5 KOs) in the jr featherweight class. Both young boxers are hard punchers and came out swinging from the opening bell but it was evident that Fortunato had superior skills, speed, and power. In the second round, Fortunato cornered his foe on the ropes and unleashed a violent non-stop barrage of punches that forced the referee to intervene. An impressive showing for Fortunato who now lives in the USA.

The co-main event saw Miami-based heavyweight prospect Amron Sands (11-0, 9 KOs) win a unanimous decision over 8 rounds over tough local fighter Cristian Galvez (17-6, 15 KOs). The 6’6 Sands knocked down Galvez at the end of the first round. Galvez, however, held his own from there on and offered stiff opposition. Sands told Fightnews.com® that he hurt his right hand in that first round. The young Bahamas-born heavyweight, signed with DiBella Promotions, is also one to be followed. Continue reading “Fortunato, Sands victorious”

By Robert Coster Boxing fans at the Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, flocked to watch a much-anticipated shootout between unbeaten local prospects Frency Fortunato (8-0, 6 KOs)…
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Fukunaga dethrones WBO AP 115lb champ Saludar

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded southpaw puncher Ryoji Fukunaga (12-4, 12 KOs), 115, impressively captured the WBO Asia Pacific 115-pound belt when he withstood constant assaults of defending champ Froilan Saludar (31-4-1, 22 KOs), 114.5, and finally caught up with the Filipino sharpshooter to halt him at 1:40 of the seventh session in a scheduled twelve on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
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It was a sizzling see-saw battle with split tallies after the sixth: 58-56, 56-58, 57-57. Fukunaga’s persistent body bombardments paid off with Saludar finally sinking to the deck with the referee Someya’s well-received intervention.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unheralded southpaw puncher Ryoji Fukunaga (12-4, 12 KOs), 115, impressively captured the WBO Asia Pacific 115-pound belt when he withstood constant assaults of…
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