Boxing Results

Camara demolishes Anderson in one

In a clash between unbeaten cruiserweights, Oswaldo Nieto Camara (4-0, 3 KOs) of Mexico surprised and stopped local hero Blake “Shake n’ Blake” Anderson (5-1, 4 KOs) in the first round of the main event on Saturday night at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Camara rocked Anderson in round one, then unleashed a furious barrage of unanswered punches to get a referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:52.

In a clash between unbeaten cruiserweights, Oswaldo Nieto Camara (4-0, 3 KOs) of Mexico surprised and stopped local hero Blake “Shake n’ Blake” Anderson (5-1, 4 KOs) in the first…
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Jonas retains IBF belt by split decision

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IBF female welterweight champion Natasha Jonas (15-2-1, 9 KOs) won a hometown ten round split decision over former unified junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer (19-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. Good action bout with good exchanges throughout. Mayer pressed the action and closed strong. After ten see-saw rounds, Jonas, 39, prevailed by scores of 96-94 (Frank Lombardi, USA), 96-95 (Michael Alexander, UK) on two cards, while Mayer was up 97-93 (Diana Drews Milani, Germany) on the third card.

Super middleweight Zak Chelli (15-2-1, 7 KOs) outworked and dethroned British and Commonwealth titleholder “Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver” Jack Cullen (22-5-1, 10 KOs) over twelve uneventful rounds in a rematch of their 2020 draw. Cullen never got untracked as Chelli pulled away to a 116-113, 116-112, 115-114 verdict. Continue reading “Jonas retains IBF belt by split decision”

IBF female welterweight champion Natasha Jonas (15-2-1, 9 KOs) won a hometown ten round split decision over former unified junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer (19-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday…
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Rodriguez edges Acevedo in rematch

Unbeaten super welterweight Victor Ezequiel Rodriguez (13-0-1, 7 KOs) of Uruguay decisioned Jose Hugo Acevedo (14-6-3, 8 KOs) of Argentina on Friday night at the Estadio Polideportivo Carlos Saul Menem, La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina. The pair previously fought this past October to a 10 round draw in Argentina. This fight was another closely contested affair with multiple heated exchanges throughout the bout. The corner of Rodriguez urged him to close the 10th and final round strong which he did and that appeared to be the difference in final tally. The official scorecards were 96-94 twice for Rodriguez and 95-95 even giving Rodriguez the majority decisión win. Rodriguez won the vacant WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title.

Unbeaten super welterweight Victor Ezequiel Rodriguez (13-0-1, 7 KOs) of Uruguay decisioned Jose Hugo Acevedo (14-6-3, 8 KOs) of Argentina on Friday night at the Estadio Polideportivo Carlos Saul Menem,…
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General Cuellar still unbeaten

Unbeaten WBC #4 bantamweight David “El General” Cuellar (26-0, 17 KOs) hammered out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Pablo Ariel “Huracan” Gomez (18-15-3, 1 KO) on Friday night at the Centro de Convenciones in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 98-92.

Unbeaten WBC #4 bantamweight David “El General” Cuellar (26-0, 17 KOs) hammered out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Pablo Ariel “Huracan” Gomez (18-15-3, 1 KO) on Friday night…
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Results from Nashville

Img 20240118 Wa0030Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing) presented a night of boxing Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee at his popular San Jose Fiesta Mexican restaurant in front of the excited locals in attendance. The six round main event saw unbeaten super lightweight prospect Stacey Selby (5-0, 4 KOs) of Washington D.C. stop local Tennessee veteran Marlon Lewis in round two. Selby dropped Lewis five times in the bout. The official time of the stoppage was 1:16.

Rounding out the undercard:

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Mike Nelson KO Romundus Taylor
Brandon Hughes Draw Travis Floyd

Ramon Arellano (Arellano Boxing) presented a night of boxing Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee at his popular San Jose Fiesta Mexican restaurant in front of the excited locals in attendance. The…
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Williams KOs Feliciano in six

Undefeatd super lightweight “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (20-0-2, 9 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Luis Feliciano (17-1, 8 KOs) in round six on Wednesday night the Whitesands Event Center in Plant City, Florida. Williams dropped Feliciano twice in round two but Feliciano survived the round. Williams floored Feliciano again in round six. Feliciano got up wobbly and the bout was halted at 1:43. Williams looked good.

A clash between welterweight knockout artists ended up going the ten round distance with unbeaten Freudis Rojas (13-0, 11 KOs) winning a unanimous decision over Cristian Baez (19-4, 17 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91. The bout seemed very close and the crowd reacted to the scoring with boos.

In a clash between unbeaten super featherweights, Jaycob Gomez (9-0-1, 6 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Ezequiel Borrero (6-1, 2 KOs). Gomez dropped Borrero in round one and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches at 1:40 of round five.

Undefeatd super lightweight “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams (20-0-2, 9 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Luis Feliciano (17-1, 8 KOs) in round six on Wednesday night the Whitesands Event Center in Plant City,…
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Beterbiev KOs Smith in seven

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten light heavyweight destroyer Artur Beterbiev (20-0, 20 KOs) defended his unified WBC/WBO/IBF world titles with a brutal seventh round KO against former super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (29-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Smith boxed smartly but Beterbiev’s powerful punches caused damage whenever they landed. Beterbiev battered Smith in round four but Smith rallied later in the round. Beterbiev continued to punish Smith, who showed a great fighting heart. Beterbiev finally dropped Smith twice in round seven. After the second knockdown trainer Buddy McGirt entered the ring to stop the fight in case Smith would have beat the count. Time was 2:00.

Unbeaten light heavyweight destroyer Artur Beterbiev (20-0, 20 KOs) defended his unified WBC/WBO/IBF world titles with a brutal seventh round KO against former super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (29-2,…
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Titus outscores Dawejko

Heavyweight Malik “The Ring King” Titus (10-1, 9 KOs) snapped the six fight win streak of Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (27-11-4, 15 KOs) by taking an eight round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Dawejko stalked the 6’5 Titus the whole fight, but Titus stayed out of range and frustrated Dawejko with his long jab. Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 79-73.

Unbeaten NABF bantamweight beltholder Dylan Price (17-0, 11 KOs) was victorious when Gilberto Mendoza (20-18-4, 10 KOs) couldn’t continue after the end of the eighth round.

Other Results:
Rashad Bogar SD6 Fernando Bunch (super lightweight)
Antonio Dunton El Jr W6 Devin Gantt (featherweight)
Francisco Rodriguez KO1 Joseph Cole (lightweight)
Miguel Roman TKO3 Hector Becerra (super bantamweight)
Saud Clark W4 Henry Mendez (middleweight)
William Briscoe KO1 Alvin Davis (middleweight)

Heavyweight Malik “The Ring King” Titus (10-1, 9 KOs) snapped the six fight win streak of Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (27-11-4, 15 KOs) by taking an eight round unanimous decision…
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Moloney retains WBO bantam title

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO bantamweight champion Jason “Mayhem” Moloney (27-2, 19 KOs) scored a hotly contested twelve round majority decision over Saul Sanchez (20-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Close rounds with both fighters having their moments. Brutal toe-to-toe exchanges down the stretch. Scores were 114-114, 116-112, 116-112. Great fight!

WBO bantamweight champion Jason “Mayhem” Moloney (27-2, 19 KOs) scored a hotly contested twelve round majority decision over Saul Sanchez (20-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center…
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#1 Mbilli stops Murdock in six

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Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBC #1, WBA #1, IBF #3, WBO #5 super middleweight Christian Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs) impressively scored a sixth round TKO over tough as nails Rohan Murdock (27-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Videotron Center in Quebec City, Quebec Canada. It was a firefight from the opening bell with Mbilli steadily breaking down the rugged Murdock. By round five it was target practice for Mbilli. Murdock gamely came out and finished round six before his corner pulled him out of the fight. Another impressive performance for Mbilli, who is knocking on Canelo’s door.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Imam Khataev (6-0, 6 KOs) stopped Michal Ludwiczak (17-13-1, 9 KOs) in round two. Khataev dropped Ludwiczak in the second stanza and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:17. Khataev claimed the NABF title with the win.

Other Results:
Leila Beaudoin W8 Elizabeth Chavez (female super featherweight)
Wilkens Mathieu W4 Jose Arias Alvarez (super middleweight)
Mehmet Unal TKO1 Dragan Lepei (light heavyweight)
Christopher Guerrero W8 Sergio Herrera (welterweight)
Moreno Fendero KO1 Victor Hugo Flores (super middleweight)

Unbeaten WBC #1, WBA #1, IBF #3, WBO #5 super middleweight Christian Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs) impressively scored a sixth round TKO over tough as nails Rohan Murdock (27-3, 19…
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Tiny Tina dethrones Bytyqi for WBC atom belt

4’10 “Tiny” Tina Rupprecht (13-1-1, 3 KOs) outpointed and dethroned previously unbeaten WBC female atomweight champion Fabiana Bytyqi (20-1-2, 5 KOs) by unanimous decision over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

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In what was billed as his final fight, 39-year-old German super welterweight favorite Ronny Gabel (30-8-1, 21 KOs) lost a twelve round majority decision to Ilias Essaoudi (22-2, 15 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBO European title. Essaoudi won by scores of 114-114, 117-110, 118-110. The bout was a rematch of their clash in May that ended in a no-decision after an accidental headbutt.

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4’10 “Tiny” Tina Rupprecht (13-1-1, 3 KOs) outpointed and dethroned previously unbeaten WBC female atomweight champion Fabiana Bytyqi (20-1-2, 5 KOs) by unanimous decision over ten rounds on Saturday night…
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Results from Abu Dhabi

Super featherweight Moussa Gholam (21-1, 12 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Lunga Sitemela (15-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Yas Links Golf Resort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Gholam dropped Sitemela with a hook to the liver to end it. Time was 1:23.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Mohammed Bekdash (27-0, 23 KOs) had to go the distance for the first time since 2017 with an eight round unanimous decision over Shaban Hamadi Jongo (11-4-2, 10 KOs). Southpaw Bekdash overcame a badly swollen left eye and an injured left hand to win 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

Unbeaten lightweight Bader “The Master” Samreen (10-0, 8 KOs) edged Jeff Ofori (13-5-2, 4 KOs) over ten rounds, taking a majority decision by scores of 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.

Lightweight Fahad Al Bloushi (13-1, 3 KOs) was victorious when Milner Marcano (24-13, 20 KOs) remained on his stool after round six. Al Bloushi dropped Marcano in round six.

Super featherweight Moussa Gholam (21-1, 12 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Lunga Sitemela (15-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Yas Links Golf Resort in Abu Dhabi,…
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Gauto KOs Martinez in Argentina

Agustin Mauro Gauto (21-1, 14 KOs) of Argentina stopped Ernesto Martinez (15-5-2, 8 KOs) of Venezuela in the third round on Friday night at the Biblioteca Popular Nicolas Avellaneda, in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaut caught Martinez with a left while the two were exchanging punches. Martinez remained on his feet but was hurt and taking a lot of punches from Gauto prompting Martinez’corner to throw in the towel.

Agustin Mauro Gauto (21-1, 14 KOs) of Argentina stopped Ernesto Martinez (15-5-2, 8 KOs) of Venezuela in the third round on Friday night at the Biblioteca Popular Nicolas Avellaneda, in…
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Matsuda dethrones WBA, WBO female 102lb champ Kuroki

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

It might be called “Night of Upsets” as we watched three new champions in five female title bouts on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. In the main event, fast-moving Rie Matsuda (7-1-1, 1 KO), a southpaw counterpuncher, surprisingly dethroned WBA, WBO atomweight champ Yoko Kuroki (22-8-2, 9 KOs), 101.5, by eking out a split decision (96-94, 97-94 for Matsuda, 94-96 for Kuroki) over ten speedy rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Kuroki, 32, kept stalking the elusive footworker, 29, all the way with Matsuda occasionally countering the willing mixer. The verdict seemed controversial since Kuroki was an aggressor in almost all rounds, while Matsuda kept circling and only occasionally countering the aggressive champ. Kuroki may deserve a rematch. Continue reading “Matsuda dethrones WBA, WBO female 102lb champ Kuroki”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda It might be called “Night of Upsets” as we watched three new champions in five female title bouts on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.…
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Hiruta stops Park, keeps WBO female 115lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBO female junior bantam champ Mizuki Hiruta (6-0, 2 KOs), 113.75, proved too powerful and aggressive for 38-year-old Korean legendary ex-champ Ji-Hyun Park (26-4, 8 KOs), 112.25, halting Park at 1:45 of the sixth round in a scheduled ten on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Hiruta, 27, a strong southpaw puncher with a good amateur mark, scored her second defense with ease as she battered ex-WIBA atomweight titlist Park from all angles from the outset. Having her groggy and exhausted, Hiruta accelerated her attack so that the ref promptly made an intervention to save the 38-year-old Park from further punishment. Continue reading “Hiruta stops Park, keeps WBO female 115lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO female junior bantam champ Mizuki Hiruta (6-0, 2 KOs), 113.75, proved too powerful and aggressive for 38-year-old Korean legendary ex-champ Ji-Hyun…
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Yamanaka becomes first Japanese sister/brother world champ

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten southpaw puncher Sumire Yamanaka (8-0, 3 KOs), 101, captured the IBF female atomweight belt as she kept battering defending champ and compatriot Mika Iwakawa (12-7-1, 4 KOs), 101.5, to win a unanimous decision (97-93, 96-94, 99-91) over ten two-minute rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. The 22-year-old Sumire, the younger sister of ex-WBO minimum champ Ryuya Yamanaka, became the very first in Japan that the brother and sister both acquired the world championship belts. Sumire, a short but stout-built southpaw hard-puncher, took the initiative with southpaw right hooks all the way despite the 40-year-old Iwakawa’s too late retaliation down the stretch. Continue reading “Yamanaka becomes first Japanese sister/brother world champ”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten southpaw puncher Sumire Yamanaka (8-0, 3 KOs), 101, captured the IBF female atomweight belt as she kept battering defending champ and compatriot…
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Nuki, Nakano win female WBO AP belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Veteran Japanese Terumi Nuki (14-5, 10 KOs), 117, acquired the female WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt by lopsidedly halting India’s Monica Singh (4-1, 2 KOs), 117.25, at 0:17 into the sixth and final session on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Nuki, more powerful and aggressive, dropped the taller Indian twice with body shots prior to the referee’s well-timed stoppage.

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Nuki (right) halts India’s Singh

Unheralded Mayumi Nakano (6-1, 3 KOs), 104.5, upset defending titlist Riyuna Yoshikawa (6-2-1, 1 KO), 104.75, by an eight-round majority decision (77-75 twice, 76-76) to wrest the WBO AP 105-pound belt in the champ’s second defense.

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Nakano (right) dethrones Yoshikawa

Continue reading “Nuki, Nakano win female WBO AP belts”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Veteran Japanese Terumi Nuki (14-5, 10 KOs), 117, acquired the female WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt by lopsidedly halting India’s Monica Singh (4-1,…
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Carto KOs Diale in 2

Popular bantamweight Christian Carto (21-1, 14 KOs) kicked off King’s Promotions year with a second round knockout against veteran Ardin Diale (35-19-4, 17 KOs) on Friday night 12 at Live! Casino and Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A big right hand by Carto finished Diale.

Popular bantamweight Christian Carto (21-1, 14 KOs) kicked off King’s Promotions year with a second round knockout against veteran Ardin Diale (35-19-4, 17 KOs) on Friday night 12 at Live!…
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WBO#13 Yasuda stops Saeki

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

In the first show of 2024 in Japan, once-beaten southpaw WBO#13 Katsuya Yasuda (13-1, 8 KOs), 134.75, kept his WBO Asia Pacific lightweight belt when he decked #11 compatriot Ruito Saeki (10-6-1, 3 KOs), 134.25, twice, in rounds two and three, and accelerated his attack to halt him at 1:23 of the ninth round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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For Yasuda, 31, it was his second defense since he acquired the vacant regional belt by outscoring Thailander Apichet Petchmanee this June. The 25-year-old Saeki, however, showed his heart to retaliate well despite his left optic badly puffed and almost closed until the ref Nakamura declared a halt. The loser strongly claimed he could still go on upon the seemingly well-timed stoppage. Continue reading “WBO#13 Yasuda stops Saeki”

Keeps WBO AP 135lb belt By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda In the first show of 2024 in Japan, once-beaten southpaw WBO#13 Katsuya Yasuda (13-1, 8 KOs), 134.75, kept…
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Ortiz halts Lawson, Barroso destroys Davies

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated knockout artist Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) scored a first round TKO against Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson (30-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. Now competing at super welterweight following 17 months out of the ring, Ortiz, looked to let out some ring rust, connected early in the first with a short left that staggered Lawson. Continuing to attack, Ortiz followed up with a series of unanswered punches as Lawson shelled up. Referee Tony Weeks stepped in too early, prematurely stopping the fight at 2:43 of the first, drawing a reaction of boos from the crowd. Following the fight, Ortiz went on to call out WBO super welterweight champion Tim Tzsyu.

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In the co-feature bout of the evening, Venezuela’s Ismael Barroso (25-4-2, 23 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (25-3, 18 KOs). A counter left dropped Davies early on. He got up and Barroso sent him to the canvas a second time. He got up once again but was unresponsive forcing the referee to stop the fight at 1:53 of the first round. The 40-year-old Barroso wins the WBA interim super lightweight title.

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WBO #1 super lightweight Arnold Barbosa Jr. (29-0, 11 KOs) of El Monte returned to the ring in his Golden Boy Promotions debut to stop Xolisani Ndongeni (31-4, 18 KOs) of Eastern Cape, South Africa in eight. Continue reading “Ortiz halts Lawson, Barroso destroys Davies”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated knockout artist Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) scored a first round TKO against Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson (30-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Hernandez Harrison remains unbeaten

Unbeaten light heavyweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison (36-0-1, 22 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Norberto Gonzalez (24-15, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Acca Shriners Center in Richmond, Virginia. Harrison began teeing off on Gonzalez in round two and it was target practice until Gonzalez went down in round four. Time was 2:21.

Welterweight Crisanto “Chingon” Lucio (7-1, 4 KOs) halted Vonshetha Miller (1-3, 1 KO) in round five. A body shot in round five took everything out of Miller and the referee stopped the bout. Time was 2:27.

42-year-old welterweight Jared Wells won his pro debut with a four round unanimous decision over Jashawn Hunter (1-7, 1 KO). Scores were 40-36 3x.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison (36-0-1, 22 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Norberto Gonzalez (24-15, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Acca Shriners Center in Richmond,…
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Hovhannisyan remains unbeaten

In the first boxing card of the year in the U.S., unbeaten 6’7, 278-pound heavyweight Gurgen “Big Gug” Hovhannisyan (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round knockout against Colby Madison (11-7-2, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at the famed Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Hovhannisyan upped his output in round four, then dropped Madison for the count in round five. Time was :40. The 40-year-old Madison was coming off two straight decision losses to Joey Dawejko.

In a clash between unbeaten heavyweights, 2020 Olympian Tsotne “Mr. T” Rogava (4-0, 4 KOs) destroyed Dante Williams (4-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. The 6’ 5”, 270-pound Rogava, a former kickboxing champion, punished Williams, 201, until the bout was stopped at 1:53.

Heavyweight Dante “The Inferno” Stone (15-1, 10 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Alexander “The Great” Flores (18-4-1, 16 KOs). After a slow start, Stone came on to drop Flores in round eight en route to a 78-73, 78-73, 79-72 verdict. Flores was returning from a three-year layoff.

Unbeaten super welterweight and popular Tik-Tokker Elijah Seawright (10-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Henry Rivera (2-3, 1 KO) over six by scores of 59-55, 60-54, 59-55. Seawright has over one-million Tik-Tok followers. Continue reading “Hovhannisyan remains unbeaten”

In the first boxing card of the year in the U.S., unbeaten 6’7, 278-pound heavyweight Gurgen “Big Gug” Hovhannisyan (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round knockout against Colby Madison…
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Ioka demolishes Perez, keeps WBA 115lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

WBA super flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka (31-2-1, 16 KOs), 114.75, displayed his career best performance in finishing Venezuelan Josber Perez (20-4, 18 KOs), 114.75, at 2:44 of the seventh round to keep his WBA belt for the first time on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having dethroned Joshua Franco after renouncing his WBO belt, Ioka impressively made his first defense by dropping WBA#6 Perez on three occasions. Ioka, 34, remained more aggressive than usual from the outset, and had him absorb much punishment especially at the breadbasket. The fifth witnessed Ioka floor him at first with a body bombardment and again with a solid overhand right. Perez, 28, was saved by the bell. Ioka, in the fatal seventh, again accelerated his attack upstairs and downstairs, and finally scored a beautiful right to send him sprawling to the deck. The referee Jerry Guzman, Puerto Rico, tolled the fatal ten.

Ioka is still willing to face Juan Estrada with both WBC and WBA belts at stake. Continue reading “Ioka demolishes Perez, keeps WBA 115lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA super flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka (31-2-1, 16 KOs), 114.75, displayed his career best performance in finishing Venezuelan Josber Perez (20-4, 18 KOs),…
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Ex-WBC champ Higa finishes WBC#5 Navaporn

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former WBC flyweight champ Daigo Higa (22-2-1, 19 KOs), 117.75, exchanged hot rallies with WBC#5 bantam Navaporn Khaikanha (58-4, 48 KOs), 117.5, from the start, put on a give-and-take performance and finished the Thailander with a wicked body shot at 2:29 of the fourth round in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. This is a semi-windup to the Ioka-Perez year-end show. Physically Navaporn looked bigger and stronger, but Higa connected with busy combinations to the face and the midsection. Dropping the Thailander twice, Higa finally flattened the more experienced Thailander in the fatal fourth. Continue reading “Ex-WBC champ Higa finishes WBC#5 Navaporn”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former WBC flyweight champ Daigo Higa (22-2-1, 19 KOs), 117.75, exchanged hot rallies with WBC#5 bantam Navaporn Khaikanha (58-4, 48 KOs), 117.5, from…
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WBC#12 Tsutsumi halts WBA#15 Ventura

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Formerly 13-times amateur national champ WBC#12 Hayato Tsutsumi (4-0, 1 KO), 125.75, impressively swarmed over previously unbeaten WBA#15 feather Luis Moncio Ventura (11-1, 9 KOs), 125, Dominican Republic, dropped him with a vicious left hook and decked him again to score a fine TKO victory at 2:14 of the third round in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Tsutsumi, who had scored 88 wins out of 94 amateur contests, had acquired the OPBF 126-pound belt only in his third pro outing, but hadn’t scored even a single stoppage win. Determined Tsutsumi, aggressively attacked the Dominican from the outset, mixed it up with persistent body shots and finally caught up with him with furious combinations in the third. He badly decked Venture twice. It was on the undercard of the Ioka-Perez year-end show. Continue reading “WBC#12 Tsutsumi halts WBA#15 Ventura”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Formerly 13-times amateur national champ WBC#12 Hayato Tsutsumi (4-0, 1 KO), 125.75, impressively swarmed over previously unbeaten WBA#15 feather Luis Moncio Ventura (11-1,…
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