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Late Results from Toronto

Veteran super welterweight Lanardo “Pain Server” Tyner (35-17-2, 22 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in three years on Sunday night at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 47-year-old Detroit native dropped an eight round decision to unbeaten Joshuah Lupia (9-0, 7 KOs) by scores of 80-72 3x.

In the co-feature, super lightweight Lee Reeves (10-1, 10 KOs) stopped Larone Whyte (6-6-1, 5 KOs) in round two.

Veteran super welterweight Lanardo “Pain Server” Tyner (35-17-2, 22 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in three years on Sunday night at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in…
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Faust still unbeaten; Arslan, 52, gets KO win

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Unbeaten heavyweight Victor Faust, who was supposed to box on the undercard of the Charr-Browne card that fell through in Dubai, still managed to fight on Saturday. Faust’s promoter Erol Ceylan shifted the location of Faust’s fight against comebacking Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence to a boxing card in Göppingen, Germany. Faust (11-0, 7 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Lawrence (21-3-2, 16 KOs) via eight round unanimous decision. He dropped Lawrence in round five en route to an 80-71, 80-71, 79-72 win. It was Lawrence’s first fight since losing to Andy Ruiz in 2016

In the main event, ageless former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (53-9-3, 38 KOs) stopped journeyman Jackson Dos Santos (22-15, 20 KOs) in round three after scoring three knockdowns. At the moment, the 52-year-old Arslan is the oldest world-rated boxer, currently sitting at WBA #6 in the cruiserweight division.

Unbeaten heavyweight Victor Faust, who was supposed to box on the undercard of the Charr-Browne card that fell through in Dubai, still managed to fight on Saturday. Faust’s promoter Erol…
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Curiel destroys Solomon, remains unbeaten

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated Mexican welterweight Raul Curiel (12-0, 10 KO’s) from Tamaulipas, Mexico scored a spectacular second round knockout over Louisiana’s Brad Solomon (29-6, 9 KO’s) headlining the Golden Boy Fight Night – LA Edition on DAZN Saturday night at the Commerce Casino & Hotel Events Center in Commerce, California. A left and overhand right by Curiel drilled Solomon and he hit the canvas. Solomon managed to get to a knee, but referee Ray Corona reached a ten count at 44 seconds of round two.

Mexicali’s Diego De La Hoya (24-1, 11 KO’s) returned to the ring with an eighth round technical decision over Jose Gonzalez (23-11-1, 13 KO’s) in the super featherweight co-feature bout. Continue reading “Curiel destroys Solomon, remains unbeaten”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated Mexican welterweight Raul Curiel (12-0, 10 KO’s) from Tamaulipas, Mexico scored a spectacular second round knockout over Louisiana’s Brad Solomon (29-6, 9 KO’s) headlining…
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Martin schools Rivera in WBA eliminator

Shishkin, Astrolabio also win eliminators

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In a WBA lightweight eliminator between unbeaten fighters, WBA #10 Frank “The Ghost” Martin (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #2 Michel “La Zarza Ali” Rivera (24-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Martin was faster, sharper and connected at a higher rate. Rivera didn’t seem to know how to fight against a southpaw as he continually circled into Martin’s power. Martin dropped Rivera in round seven and totally dominated after that. Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 120-107.

Martin outlanded Rivera 174 to 67 and connected on 31% of his shots, compared to 15% for Rivera.

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In an IBF super middleweight eliminator, unbeaten IBF #9 Vladimir Shishkin (14-0, 8 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF champion and currently IBF #7 rated José Uzcátegui (32-5, 27 KOs). Shishkin simply outworked Uzcátegui to claim a 115-113, 117-111, 117-111 victory.

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In an IBF bantamweight eliminator, Guillermo Rigondeaux-conqueror and IBF #6 Vincent Astrolabio (18-3, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout against IBF #3 Nikolai Potapov (23-3-1, 11 KOs). Astrolabio dropped Potapov in round one. Potapov took a knee in round five for another knockdown. In round six, Astrolabio floored Potapov for the count. Time was 1:26. Continue reading “Martin schools Rivera in WBA eliminator”

Shishkin, Astrolabio also win eliminators In a WBA lightweight eliminator between unbeaten fighters, WBA #10 Frank “The Ghost” Martin (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over…
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WBC #2 Mbilli dominates Alexander

Unbeaten WBC #2 super middleweight Christian Mbilli (23-0, 20 KOs) overpowered but couldn’t stop rugged Vaughn Alexander (17-7-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Parc des Expositions in Nantes, France. Mbilli opened the fight with a low blow that Alexander needed some time to recover from. Mbilli continued to punish the very game Alexander for the full ten rounds. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. The 37-year-old Alexander is the older brother of former two-weight world champion Devon Alexander.

Unbeaten WBC #2 super middleweight Christian Mbilli (23-0, 20 KOs) overpowered but couldn’t stop rugged Vaughn Alexander (17-7-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Parc des Expositions in Nantes,…
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Cissokho tops Mbenge for WBC silver

In a clash for the WBC silver welterweight title, unbeaten WBC #11 Souleymane Cissokho (16-0, 9 KOs) pounded out a twelve round majority decision over WBC #5 Tulani Mbenge (19-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Parc des Expositions in Nantes, France. Cissokho was sharper than Mbenge and edged it 116-112, 114-114, and 115-113.

In a clash for the WBC silver welterweight title, unbeaten WBC #11 Souleymane Cissokho (16-0, 9 KOs) pounded out a twelve round majority decision over WBC #5 Tulani Mbenge (19-2,…
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Billam-Smith KOs Xhoxhaj, Azeez stops Fielding

WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #5, WBC #7 cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a devastating fifth round highlight reel knockout against Armend Xhoxhaj (14-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England. Xhoxhaj got off to a good start, but Billam-Smith ended matters with a barrage of punches that laid out Xhoxhaj.

British light heavyweight champion “Super” Dan Azeez (18-0, 12 KOs) broke down and stopped former world champion Rocky Fielding (30-3, 17 KOs) in round eight to claim the vacant Commonwealth title. Azeez punished Fielding from the get-go and got the “W” when Fielding’s corner threw in the towel. Only Azeez was eligible to win the C’wealth belt after Fielding missed weight.

2020 Olympian female lightweight Caroline Dubois (5-0, 4 KOs) needed just 60 seconds to annihilate Sofia Rodriguez (5-8, 1 KO). Caroline is the sister of WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois.

Heavyweight Steven “Drago” Robinson (6-1, 4 KOs) took a beating until suddenly turning the tables and dropping previously undefeated “Glasgow Warrior” Nick Campbell (5-1, 5 KOs) twice in round four and getting a referee’s stoppage at the end of the round.

WBA #15 welterweight Michael McKinson (23-1, 2 KOs) returned for the first time since his August defeat against Vergil Ortiz Jr. to outpoint Roberto Arriaza (19-5, 14 KOs) over six, 59-55.

In a clash between unbeaten lightweights, late sub Jimmy First (15-0, 4 KOs) outscored Cori Gibbs (17-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds 76-73. Gibbs had three point deductions for repeatedly losing his mouthpiece.

WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #5, WBC #7 cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a devastating fifth round highlight reel knockout against Armend Xhoxhaj (14-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday…
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Colombia: De Gracia TKOs Gomez

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Featherweight Bryan De Gracia (29-2-1, 25 KOs) of Panama returned to action Saturday morning in a scheduled for eight round main event at the Coliseo de Pescaito David Ruiz Ureche in the tourist beach city of Santa Marta, Colombia. He scored a fifth round TKO over local favorite Manuel Felipe Gomez (11-4, 11 KOs) of Colombia. It was a dominant performance by De Gracia, who systematically broke down the heavy-handed Gomez, who didnt answer the bell for round five.

Featherweight Bryan De Gracia (29-2-1, 25 KOs) of Panama returned to action Saturday morning in a scheduled for eight round main event at the Coliseo de Pescaito David Ruiz Ureche…
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Makhmudov whallops Wallisch, remains unbeaten

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Unbeaten WBC #4, WBA #5 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (16-0, 15 KOs) scored an easy first round TKO over Michael Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Centre Gervais Auto in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. Makhmudov dropped Wallisch early on, then Wallisch took a knee two more times in round one. Makhmudov was deducted a point for repeatly hitting behind the head. Wallisch then didn’t come out for round two. Makhmudov retained his NABF and NABA belts and showed that he needs tougher opponents.

In a shocker, female super welterweight fringe contender Femke Hermans (14-4, 5 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over highly regarded and previously unbeaten Mary Spencer (7-1, 5 KOs) to claim the IBO belt. Hermans took the fight to Spencer, connecting with quick combinations much more often than Spencer’s occasional power shots. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94. The 38-year-old Spencer, who turned pro last year after a long amateur career, was on the fast track to a world title shot and came into the fight as a 35:1 favorite.

IBF #14, WBC #15 middleweight Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (32-3-1, 26 KOs) and Joshua Conley (17-5-1, 11 KOs) went ten tough rounds with Butler winning by scores of 96-94, 97-93, and a ridiculous 99-91. Butler retained his NABF title. Continue reading “Makhmudov whallops Wallisch, remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten WBC #4, WBA #5 heavyweight Arslanbek Makhmudov (16-0, 15 KOs) scored an easy first round TKO over Michael Wallisch (23-6, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Centre Gervais…
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Inoue-Butler Full Report & GIANT Photo Gallery

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

“Monster” Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), 117.75, unified all the four belts of the bantamweight category when he patiently kept stalking the WBO titlist Paul Butler (34-3, 15 KOs), 118, and finally sank him with a flurry of punches at 1:09 of the eleventh round in a scheduled twelve in Tokyo, Japan. Some 15,000 sellout spectators were in attendance at Ariake Arena, newly constructed for the 2021 Olympic Games. Naoya, usually an early finisher, didn’t try to bring home the bacon early but steadily weakened the cautious counterpart from UK with his constant pressure on him. Inoue this time demonstrated his skills in jabbing with precision, averting a few but occasional punches from Butler and giving him a lesson of punching upstairs and downstairs. Having both hands down like Roy Jones Jr. to urge Butler to punch out of his peek-a-boo shell in round six, Inoue attempted to have the negative champ more aggressive, but in vain. Butler didn’t become more positive in trading punches with Inoue throughout the contest.

“For what did you come to Japan? Not to win over me and win the belts?” said Naoya, after his victory, on his interim impression of Butler’s strategy during the bout. Frustrated by Paul’s extremely defensive strategy, he was bewildered but decided to patiently take the initiative and open the way to finally demolish him in the end. Naoya kept jabbing to penetrate Paul’s tight guard, which had him nose-bleeding and had the face reddened. To the eyes of the huge crowd Butler looked more intimidated than cautious by Inoue’s superior power. Continue reading “Inoue-Butler Full Report & GIANT Photo Gallery”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda “Monster” Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), 117.75, unified all the four belts of the bantamweight category when he patiently kept stalking the WBO…
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Inoue-Butler Undercard: IBF #8 Hiraoka stops Jung

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten IBF#8 super light Andy “Da Blade” Hiraoka (22-0, 17 KOs), 140, retained his WBO Asia Pacific junior welter belt by dispatching Korean Min-Ho Jung (13-4-2, 3 KOs), 140, at 2:06 of the eighth round in a scheduled twelve on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. In a semi-final to the Inoue-Butler unification bout, Andy had a tough time coping with the durable Korean, but finally found the openings to deck him twice with a countering left uppercut and a left counter respectively in the fatal eighth. Andy had better improve his defensive skills to make good use of his talented power.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten IBF#8 super light Andy “Da Blade” Hiraoka (22-0, 17 KOs), 140, retained his WBO Asia Pacific junior welter belt by dispatching Korean…
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Inoue-Butler Undercard: Takei halts IBF #7 Tarimo

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten ex-K-1 world champ, currently OPBF super bantam ruler Yoshiki Takei (6-0, 6 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he kept circling to counter IBF#7 super light Bruno Tarimo (26-4-2, 5 KOs), 121,5, had him streaming blood from a gash caused by his legal shots and finally scored a TKO win at 2:17 of the eleventh round in a scheduled twelve. Takei, a Japanese Naseem Hamed stylist, utilized his unorthodox southpaw style and sometimes caught the onrushing Tanzanian residing in Australia with precision. Tarimo hit the deck with Takei’s counter in the opening session, but continually kept stalking the footworker all the way. After the eighth, the official tallies were 79-72 twice and 80-71, all in favor of the champ. Takei, however, seems to have some rooms to learn from his trainer, former three-division world champ Akira Yaegashi. Continue reading “Inoue-Butler Undercard: Takei halts IBF #7 Tarimo”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten ex-K-1 world champ, currently OPBF super bantam ruler Yoshiki Takei (6-0, 6 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he kept circling…
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Inoue-Butler Undercard: Shimizu, Takuma Inoue win

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and current OPBF feather champ Satoshi Shimizu (11-1, 10 KOs), 127.75, appeared in an eight-round non-title bout, and halted Filipino Landy Cris Leon (14-23-5, 6 KOs), 129.25, with the latter’s surrender after the second session on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The 5’11” elongated southpaw defeated Isaac Dogboe in the first bout, but lost to Luke Campbell by 11-20 scores in the semi-final in London. Satoshi, 36, loves swapping punches in the close range despite his advantageous physique a la Sebastian Fundora. He battered Leon from all angles to have him quit on the stool.

“Monster” Naoya’s brother, ex-WBC interim bantam champ Takuma Inoue (17-1, 4 KOs), 122.5, kept whipping game but limited Filipino Jake Bornea (14-4-1, 7 KOs), 123.75, to have him badly bleeding from legal punches with the referee’s halt at 2:48 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten. Continue reading “Inoue-Butler Undercard: Shimizu, Takuma Inoue win”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and current OPBF feather champ Satoshi Shimizu (11-1, 10 KOs), 127.75, appeared in an eight-round non-title bout, and…
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Inoue demolishes Butler, unifies all four 118lb belts

By Joe Koizumi

“Monster” Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), 117.75, unified the four belts of the world bantamweight championship, as he patiently kept stalking and whipping WBO ruler Paul Butler (34-3, 15 KOs), 118, and finally dropped him with a flurry of punches to score a fine stoppage at 1:09 of the eleventh round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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By Joe Koizumi “Monster” Naoya Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs), 117.75, unified the four belts of the world bantamweight championship, as he patiently kept stalking and whipping WBO ruler Paul Butler…
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Shimomachi upsets WBO #13 Santisima

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By Joe Koizumi

Bright featherweight prospect in Osaka, upcoming tall southpaw Toshiki Shimomachi (16-1-2, 11 KOs), 125.75, decked an important victory as he upset WBO#13 Filipino Jeo Santisima (22-5, 19 KOs), 125, by a nearly shutout decision (all 99-91) over ten heats on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Jeo previously displayed his power punching in demolishing Japanese veteran and former world challenger (against Oscar Valdez) Hiroshige Osawa here in Osaka, so many fight aficionados realized the Filipino’s tremendous power. Making good use of southpaw jabs and incessant circling, plus good left counters, the 5’11” Shimomachi steadily piled up points by averting Jeo’s roundhouse punches all the way. Santisima, however, almost caught the local favorite in round five, when he pinned him with a flurry of punches. But Shimomachi withstood his attack and had a narrow escape to regain his rhythm and distance from the sixth on. The fast and game youngster is worth watching his progress. Continue reading “Shimomachi upsets WBO #13 Santisima”

By Joe Koizumi Bright featherweight prospect in Osaka, upcoming tall southpaw Toshiki Shimomachi (16-1-2, 11 KOs), 125.75, decked an important victory as he upset WBO#13 Filipino Jeo Santisima (22-5, 19…
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Martinez, Melo, Coyle win in Orlando

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Former middleweight champion of the world, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez made easy work of the awkward journeyman Noah Kidd in the final fight of a marathon 14-bout WBA KO Drugs Night of Champions boxing card on Sunday evening in conjunction with the WBA Centennial Convention at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida. After a rough and tumble first round, Martinez toyed with Kidd, hanging his arms by his sides as he often did in his prime, waiting for the perfect shot. Finally, a right to the pit of the stomach sagged Kidd to the canvas, gasping for breath and taking the full ten count. Time was 2:35 of round two. Martinez, currently rated #4 by the WBA, goes to 56-3-2, 31 KOs. Kidd dips under .500 at 6-7-2, 5 KOs.

In the first of four after-TV bouts, Nicaragua’s Melvin Lopez and Philippines’ Jolberto Alvarez contested the WBA Continental Bantamweight title. It was a give and take affair with little to choose between the two when a sharp right hook dropped Alvarez on his back in the fourth. As slowly as Alvarez got up, he stormed back in the same round as if nothing had happened! Alvarez appeared to gradually take control over the middle rounds, doing just a bit more with better effect. Both men battled on even terms for the remaining three rounds, equally spent from their collective effort. The judges saw it split…95-94 Lopez, 95-94 Alvarez, 97-92 Lopez. Lopez, currently ranked in the top 5 by the WBA, WBO, and IBF, is now 29-1, 19 KOs, while Alvarez slips to 20-4-2, 7 KOs.

Northern Ireland’s Connor Coyle took on Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Sladan Janjanin for the vacant NABA middleweight title. Janjanin seemed intent on frustrating Coyle rather than making any genuine attempt at winning this fight. He moved around, clowned, mugged, waved Coyle in, juked and jived. For his part, Coyle remained focused, peppering his foe with shots to the head and body as opportunities arose to do so. Finally, in the seventh, Janjanin appeared to voluntarily take a knee while on the receiving end of a Colye barrage. He survived the round, but upon assessment by his corner, it was they who surrendered their fighter between rounds. Coyle, rated WBA #10, moves to 18-0, 8 KOs while Janjanin slides to 34-14, 24 KOs. Continue reading “Martinez, Melo, Coyle win in Orlando”

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman Former middleweight champion of the world, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez made easy work of the awkward journeyman Noah Kidd in the final fight of a marathon…
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WBA KO to Drugs Results from Orlando

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Amaury Piedras’ BoxLab Promotions put on a 14-bout mega-card Sunday evening: The WBA KO Drugs Night of Champions in conjunction with the WBA Centennial Convention at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, FL. The three main bouts aired on CBS Sports Network.

In the main event, Cuba’s Orestes Valezaquez and Argentina’s Guillermo Crocco vied for the vacant WBA International middleweight title.

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In quite the uneventful turn, Crocco appeared to have injured thrown out his right shoulder during the first round of action. It wasn’t apparent until he returned to his corner after the bell ending the round, wincing in pain. The ringside physician examined Crocco and it was determined he couldn’t continue. Winner and new WBA International champion- Orestes Velazquez, now 6-0, 6 KOs. Crocco falls to 20-3-1, 6 KOs. Continue reading “WBA KO to Drugs Results from Orlando”

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman Amaury Piedras’ BoxLab Promotions put on a 14-bout mega-card Sunday evening: The WBA KO Drugs Night of Champions in conjunction with the WBA Centennial Convention…
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Gomes wins SA and ABU heavyweight titles

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After an explosive start where he dropped Chris Thompson three times in the first round, Keaton Gomes went on to win the South African and African Boxing Union heavyweight titles when he stopped the defending champion in the sixth round at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. The time was 2 minutes 59 seconds. Continue reading “Gomes wins SA and ABU heavyweight titles”

By Ron Jackson After an explosive start where he dropped Chris Thompson three times in the first round, Keaton Gomes went on to win the South African and African Boxing…
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Bunch turns back Lundy

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Rising prospect Shinard Bunch beat Philadelphia veteran Hank Lundy in the ten-round main event at the Newtown Athletic Club in Bucks County, PA Friday night. The junior welterweight fight, expected to be an effortless passing of the torch from an old pro to a budding contender, turned out to be tougher and more exciting than originally presumed. The fight lasted the full distance and offered a few surprises along the way. In the end, youth won out, but the aging Lundy reminded the next generation what Philly grit and Hammerin’ Hank are all about. The bout topped an entertaining nine-fight show promoted by Nedal Promotions. Continue reading “Bunch turns back Lundy”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Rising prospect Shinard Bunch beat Philadelphia veteran Hank Lundy in the ten-round main event at the Newtown Athletic Club in Bucks County, PA Friday night.…
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Teofimo wins split decision over Martin

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Former undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Sandor Martin (40-3, 13 KOs) in a super lightweight battle on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Martin’s nose bled profusely after apparently being broken in a first round head clash. Martin scored a flash knockdown with a short right hook in round two, but the bout never really heated up. Lopez stalked while Martin boxed and moved. In the end, judges had it 95-94 Martin, 97-92, 96-93 Lopez.

“It’s so hard to fight somebody like this when they’re running the whole time,” said Lopez afterward. “Every time this guy committed, I countered and got him every time. He just ran the whole time. It’s OK, though. We got a lot to work on. But first off, I want to thank God for this. No matter what it was. I apologize to everybody tonight. This is not how we perform. But, listen, our dancer partner was running the whole time. Continue reading “Teofimo wins split decision over Martin”

Former undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Sandor Martin (40-3, 13 KOs) in a super lightweight battle on Saturday night at…
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Crawford KOs Avanesyan in six

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WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) successfully defended his title with a sixth round knockout against WBO #6 ranked David Avanesyan (29-4-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford broke down Avanesyan, then laid him out with a crushing right hook. Time was 2:14.

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“My coach told me to keep picking my punches, and keep being smart with my punch placement,” Crawford said. “I broke him down and took him out with a punch I’ve been working on extensively in the gym. Once he landed on the canvas, I knew all my hard work and preparation paid off.”

WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) successfully defended his title with a sixth round knockout against WBO #6 ranked David Avanesyan (29-4-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Knapp wins against experienced Jardon

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Roarke Knapp produced a fine performance to outscore the experienced Mexican Dante Jardon over ten rounds in a junior middleweight fight at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. In was a confident Knapp (69.80kg) who came out at the bell to win the first round with some sharp lefts and rights to the head of Jardon (69,80kg). It was toe-to-toe action through round two and in round three the 24-year-old Knapp sent Jardon down on to his haunches after a straight right to the head.

It looked like an early night for Knapp, but the rugged Jardon fought back after losing the fourth round, as Knapp was unable to land with a big shot again. Using all his years of experience the 33-year-old Jardon came back at the South African, but it was not enough as Knapp was a worthy winner at the end of ten rounds. Judge Mvandaba scored it 97-92 and judges Thando Xamlashe and Namhle Tyluba had 97-92 and 96-93. Knapp improved his record 15-1-1, 11 KOs, and Jardon’s record dropped to 35-9, 25 KOs. Continue reading “Knapp wins against experienced Jardon”

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Roarke Knapp produced a fine performance to outscore the experienced Mexican Dante Jardon over ten rounds in a junior middleweight fight at the Emperors Palace…
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Cyborg victorious in boxing match

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MMA star Cris Cyborg (2-0, 1 KO) won a four round unanimous decision over Gabby Holloway (0-3) in a female junior middleweight boxing match serving as the co-feature for the Crawford-Avanesyan clash on Saturday night at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Cyborg dropped Holloway in round three en route to a 40-35, 40-34, 39-36 win.

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Unbeaten heavyweight Jeremiah “Dreamland” Milton (8-0, 6 KOs) outpointed 387-pound Dajuan “The Punisher” Calloway (5-2, 5 KOs) over six rounds. Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.

Featherweights Arnold Khegai (19-1-1, 11 KOs) and Eduardo Baez (21-4-2, 7 KOs) went ten workmanlike rounds with Khegai winning a split decision. Scores were 96-93, 95-94 Khegai, 95-94 Baez. Khegai had a point deduction in round nine for holding.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Steven Nelson (18-0, 15 KOs) stopped James Ballard (10-5, 3 KOs) in the first round.

MMA star Cris Cyborg (2-0, 1 KO) won a four round unanimous decision over Gabby Holloway (0-3) in a female junior middleweight boxing match serving as the co-feature for the…
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“Big Baby” Anderson chops down Forrest

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Unbeaten WBC #15 heavyweight Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs) stopped Jerry “Slugger” Forrest (26-5-2, 20 KOs) in round two of the Lopez-Martin co-feature on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Anderson took some shots from Forrest early, but he then opened up and battered Forrest toward the end of round one. After more punishment in round two, the bout was stopped by the referee. Time was 1:34.

Highly regarded unbeaten junior middleweight star Xander Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs) had to work harder than expected to get past the more experienced Alexis Salazar (25-5, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Scores were 80-72, 79-73, 79-73, but it wasn’t as easy as the judges’ tallies indicated.

Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over three-time former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (35-7-3, 21 KOs) in a lightweight clash. Davis dominated the fight in his toughest test to date. Scores were 80-72 3x. Continue reading ““Big Baby” Anderson chops down Forrest”

Unbeaten WBC #15 heavyweight Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs) stopped Jerry “Slugger” Forrest (26-5-2, 20 KOs) in round two of the Lopez-Martin co-feature on Saturday night…
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Lopez dethrones Warrington

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Mandatory challenger Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez (27-2, 15 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington (31-2-1, 8 KOs) by twelve round majority decision on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Lopez suffered a cut over his left eye from a head clash in round two, but he gave hometown favorite Warrington all he could handle. Warrington rallied late but it was too little too late. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.

Mandatory challenger Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez (27-2, 15 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington (31-2-1, 8 KOs) by twelve round majority decision on Saturday night at the First…
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