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REVENGE: Horn defeats Zerafa in rematch

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs) turned the tables on WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #13 middleweight Michael Zerafa (27-4, 16 KOs) over ten action rounds to win a majority decision in their rematch on Wednesday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane Australia.

Horn came out aggressively in round one, but suffered a cut over his left eye. Horn continued to dictate the pace as he kept up a consistent attack that had Zerafa on the back move. As the fight progressed, both fighters landed big shots. Zerafa was cut over the right eye in round five.

Zerafa rocked Horn badly in round nine and looked about to finish him, but the bout was halted by referee John Cauchi to allow the ring doctor to examine Horn’s cut. When action resumed, Zerafa continued his assault and then out of nowhere Horn connected with a huge right hand that dropped Zerafa! Zerafa beat the count but another Horn right came in that knocked him down again. In the end, scores were 98-90, 97-92 and 94-94. The WBA Oceania and WBO Oriental title were on the line.

Zerafa stopped Horn in nine rounds in their first bout. Continue reading “REVENGE: Horn defeats Zerafa in rematch”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs) turned the tables on WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #13 middleweight Michael…
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Ueda wins Japanese heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi

Once-beaten southpaw Ryu Ueda (9-1-1, 5 KOs), 227.75, acquired the vacant Japanese heavyweight belt when he avenged his previous defeat and barely defeated 41-year-old veteran Kotatsu Takehara (15-13-3, 8 KOs), 245.25, by a hairline but unanimous verdict (all 96-94) over ten close rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan.

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It was in May 2016 that the elongated southpaw suffered a fourth round TKO by Takehara in Nagoya, but Ueda, 28, utilized his physique this time and managed to outpunch the more powerful but shorter opponent. This national belt had been vacated by WBO Asia Pacific champ Kyotaro Fujimoto, who will make an ambitious shot at Daniel Dubois in London on this coming December 21.

By Joe Koizumi Once-beaten southpaw Ryu Ueda (9-1-1, 5 KOs), 227.75, acquired the vacant Japanese heavyweight belt when he avenged his previous defeat and barely defeated 41-year-old veteran Kotatsu Takehara…
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Watanabe sinks Sitthidet, keeps OPBF 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Rough-and-tumble southpaw hard-puncher Akinori Watanabe (39-7-1, 33 KOs), 154, easily kept his newly acquired OPBF super welterweight belt when he exploded a single right uppercut to the midsection and sank #8 Sitthidet Banti (12-6, 6 KOs), 153.25, in agony at 1:46 of the second round in a scheduled twelve on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Having dethroned Korean Jung-Kyoung Lee via a come-from-behind tenth-round stoppage in Korea last August, Watanabe, 34, overwhelmed the physically inferior challenger, 28, from the outset and dropped him for the count in the fatal second session.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Rough-and-tumble southpaw hard-puncher Akinori Watanabe (39-7-1, 33 KOs), 154, easily kept his newly acquired OPBF super welterweight belt when he exploded a single…
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Nkosinathi Joyi wins vacant IBO minimum belt

By Ron Jackson

In an outstanding performance, South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape completely out-thought and outboxed Filipino Joey Canoy to win the vacant IBO minimumweight belt on a unanimous 12 round points decision at the International Convention Centre in East London on Monday afternoon.

Judges David Parras (England) and Roger Barnor (Ghana) scored the fight 119-109 and 117-111 and the third judge John Rupert (USA) handed in a card of 117-112. Continue reading “Nkosinathi Joyi wins vacant IBO minimum belt”

By Ron Jackson In an outstanding performance, South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape completely out-thought and outboxed Filipino Joey Canoy to win the vacant IBO minimumweight…
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Gaibnazarov gets quick win in Kazakhstan

Coming off his first pro loss against 6′3½ Mykal Fox back in May, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (8-1, 5 KOs) made quick work of late sub Vladyslav Baranov (6-6-2, 4 KOs) in a super lightweight bout on Monday night at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Gaibnazarov finished Baranov with a body shot in the first round.

In the main event, WBC International lightweight beltholder Viktor Kotochigov (11-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Javier Jose Clavero (27-6, 5 KOs) Kotochigov was in command all the way en route to 100-90 shutout on all three cards. Continue reading “Gaibnazarov gets quick win in Kazakhstan”

Coming off his first pro loss against 6′3½ Mykal Fox back in May, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (8-1, 5 KOs) made quick work of late sub Vladyslav Baranov…
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Ex-OPBF 154lb champ Lee halts Bunchan in Korea

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

People say that boxing in Korea has been declining, but there are still a few talented prospects and there took place the Korean rookie championship finals on Sunday at Seoul High School Arena, Seoul, Korea. The main event of the card was a ten-rounder of former OPBF 154-pound champ Jung-Kyoung Lee’s comeback go after his forfeiture of the regional belt at the hand of Japanese southpaw puncher Akinori Watanabe via eleventh-round come-from-behind stoppage this August.

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A six-footer Lee (9-3-1, 5 KOs), 155, displayed a good form, swept all rounds and finally had veteran Thailander Narong Bunchan (AKA Saddam Kietyongyuth; 28-7, 22 KOs), 154.5, retire on the stool after the sixth round in a scheduled ten. Continue reading “Ex-OPBF 154lb champ Lee halts Bunchan in Korea”

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi People say that boxing in Korea has been declining, but there are still a few talented prospects and there took place the Korean rookie championship…
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Baumgardner, Vidal get quick wins

Female junior lightweight contender Alyica Baumgardner (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped Christina del Valle Pacheco in the first round in the headliner of a nine-bout King’s Promotions card at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Baumgardner sent Pacheco to the canvas in round one with a chopping right to the head. Baumgardner finished off Pacheco by landing a flush combination that left Pacheco defenseless and the bout was stopped at 1:46.

Unbeaten junior lightweight Carlos Vidal (16-0, 15 KOs) remained undefeated by stopping Jonathan Perez (38-25) in the second round. Time was 1:48. Continue reading “Baumgardner, Vidal get quick wins”

Female junior lightweight contender Alyica Baumgardner (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped Christina del Valle Pacheco in the first round in the headliner of a nine-bout King’s Promotions card at the Zembo…
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Montenegro scores KO of the year in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

In the main event of the season-ending boxing show in Panama, bantamweight Felix “Chinito” Montenegro (8-9-1, 7 KOs) avenged two previous losses by stopping Edgar Valencia (14-5-1, 3 KOs) with a brutal knockout at 2:33 of round five.
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After 4 intense and very disputed rounds, both fighters kept trading punches toe to toe until a solid right hook of Montenegro caught the chin of Valencia who landed on his back, tried to stand up but he fell down on his face, forcing the referee to declare the KO with no need of complete the ten count. Continue reading “Montenegro scores KO of the year in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal In the main event of the season-ending boxing show in Panama, bantamweight Felix “Chinito” Montenegro (8-9-1, 7 KOs) avenged two previous losses by stopping Edgar Valencia (14-5-1,…
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Kalu wins NZ heavyweight tournament

By David Finger

Boxing fans in New Zealand were treated to an exciting evening of heavyweight boxing on Saturday (December 14th) at the Ellerslie Event Centre just a few miles from downtown Auckland. The event was highlighted by undefeated bomber Samisi Kalu, who won two bouts in one night to win a regional tournament that had excited boxing fans across the North Island. This despite the fact that the planned “Auckland Eight Dare To Be Great” one night tournament was whittled down from a eight man to a four man tournament due to some last minute cancellations. Continue reading “Kalu wins NZ heavyweight tournament”

By David Finger Boxing fans in New Zealand were treated to an exciting evening of heavyweight boxing on Saturday (December 14th) at the Ellerslie Event Centre just a few miles…
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Diego De La Hoya wins in Mexicali

WBA #11 super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KOs) defeated Renson “Gato” Robles (16-7, 9 KOs) via unanimous decision in a ten round featherweight fight on Saturday night at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico. De La Hoya was victorious by scores of 97-94, 99-89 and 99-89 to get back into the win column after suffering his first loss in July. Continue reading “Diego De La Hoya wins in Mexicali”

WBA #11 super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KOs) defeated Renson “Gato” Robles (16-7, 9 KOs) via unanimous decision in a ten round featherweight fight on Saturday night…
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WBO welter king Crawford KOs Kavaliauskas

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WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over a determined Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 10,101 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kavaliauskas landed a flush right hand in round two and arguably knocked down Crawford with another right hand in round three (ruled a slip).

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Looking to get some payback, Crawford upped the aggression in round four and walked down Kavaliauskas after that. Crawford dropped Kavaliauskas with a barrage of punches in round seven. The end came in round nine when Crawford dropped Kavaliauskas with a combination then finished him with a monster right hook. Time was :44.

“I thought I had to entertain ya’ll for a little bit. He’s a strong fighter, durable, and I thought I’d give the crowd something to cheer for,” said Crawford afterward. “I wasn’t hurt at all. I got up and went straight to him. I wasn’t hurt by no means, I walked through everything he threw all night.” Continue reading “WBO welter king Crawford KOs Kavaliauskas”

Photos: Emily Harney WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over a determined Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Teofimo destroys Commey for IBF 135lb title

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Unbeaten Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) accomplished the first stage of his lightweight division “takeover” with a two round annihilation of IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After a slow round one, Lopez floored Commey with a straight right hand that landed flush on the jaw. A reeling Commey beat the count, but Lopez jumped all over him and got the referee’s stoppage with a brutal follow-up barrage. Time was 1:13.
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“I’m at a loss for words right now. This a dream come true,” said Teofimo. “{Commey} is a bad man. His shot could’ve done the same to me if he hit me with that shot…you all know who I want to fight next. 2020 is going to be a big year. ‘The Takeover’ has arrived, and you haven’t seen anything yet.”

WBA, WBC, WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, who was watching at ringside, stated “We want to ‘unificate’ all four titles…now he’s a world champion and now he’s in position to fight me.”

A showdown between Lopez and Lomachenko is in the works for April. Continue reading “Teofimo destroys Commey for IBF 135lb title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) accomplished the first stage of his lightweight division “takeover” with a two round annihilation of IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-3,…
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Conlan gets revenge, Berlanga gets 13th straight KO1

In a revenge match, unbeaten featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) outscored 2106 Rio nemesis Vladimir Nikitin (3-1, 0 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Conlan was cut over the right eye in round eight, but posted a clear 98-92, 99-91, 100-90 decision. Nikitin was 2-0 against Conlan in the amateurs.

Unbeaten super middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (13-0, 13 KOs) extended his streak of first-round knockouts to 13 against Cesar Nunez (16-2-1, 8 KOs). Berlanga dropped Nunez twice. Time was 2:45. Continue reading “Conlan gets revenge, Berlanga gets 13th straight KO1”

In a revenge match, unbeaten featherweight Michael “Mick” Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) outscored 2106 Rio nemesis Vladimir Nikitin (3-1, 0 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at Madison Square…
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WBO #3 Kambosos beats ex-champ Bey

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Unbeaten IBF #3, WBO #5 lightweight contender George Kambosos Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former IBF champion Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (23-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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After nine very close rounds, Kambosos dropped Bey with a right uppercut to the chin in the tenth round, then battered Bey for the rest of the way. Scores were 97-92, 96-93 Kambosos, 95-94 Bey. The 36-year-old Bey was fighting for just the second time in 3½ years.

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Photos: Emily Harney Unbeaten IBF #3, WBO #5 lightweight contender George Kambosos Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former IBF champion Mickey “The Spirit” Bey…
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2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 6

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Stakes were high Saturday as the boxers faced elimination in the last round of the challenger’s bracket. The winners advanced to the finals while the losers will have to try again in the next Olympic trials. Continue reading “2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 6”

Photos: Scott Foster Stakes were high Saturday as the boxers faced elimination in the last round of the challenger’s bracket. The winners advanced to the finals while the losers will…
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Golden Contract Results: Bolotniks stands out

The Golden Contract returned for the quarterfinals of the light heavyweight division on Saturday at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England. The tournament features eight fighters with the winner earning 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 with semi-finals, and a final in 2020.

In an upset, Ricards Bolotniks (16-5-1, 7 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Steven “The Quiet Man” Ward (12-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. Bolotniks dropped Ward twice, first with a left hook, then with a barrage of shots to end it. Time was 2:21. Bolotniks was the only fighter to collect the £5,000 knockout bonus.

In another upset, Liam Conroy (18-5-1, 9 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Andre Sterling (10-2, 4 KOs). Conroy took the fight to Sterling, dropping him in round seven. Scores: 98-91, 96-94, 97-92.

Tournament favorite Hosea “The Hammer” Burton (25-1, 11 KOs) dropped Bob “Lionheart” Ajisafe (19-4, 9 KOs) in the first six seconds, but still had to go the full ten to win by unanimous decision. Scores: 99-90, 99-92, 98-91.

Serge “Bavarian Sniper” Michel (10-1, 7 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Tommy Philbin (13-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds. Philbin down in rounds three and ten. Scores: 99-90, 99-90, 98-90.

The Golden Contract returned for the quarterfinals of the light heavyweight division on Saturday at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England. The tournament features eight fighters with the winner earning…
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Gaballo demolishes Chaiwat in six

By Sanman Boxing

Former WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo (23-0, 20 KOs) brutally disposed of former WBC Youth bantam titlist Chaiwat Buatkrathok (32-2, 20 KOs) in the sixth round of an action-packed fight on Saturday night in the Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City, Philippines. The Thai fighter was immediately rushed to the hospital but was in stable condition after an hour.

Undefeated flyweight Dave Apolinario (13-0, 8 KOs) kept his clean record by stopping Richard Rosales (14-11-2, 8 KOs) in the sixth.

By Sanman Boxing Former WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo (23-0, 20 KOs) brutally disposed of former WBC Youth bantam titlist Chaiwat Buatkrathok (32-2, 20 KOs) in the sixth round…
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Tenkai stops #1 Pagaduan, retains WBO female 108lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi

WBO female 108-pound champion Tsunami Tenkai, 107.75, impressively kept her WBO 108-pound belt as she took the initiative against game Filipino mandatory challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan, 107.5, and finally halted her with her incessant attack at 1:40 of the eighth round on Saturday in Kagoshima, Japan.

Tenkai, in her first appearance at her native place, displayed a good performance and swept almost all rounds with her busy combinations from the start. Pagaduan fought well against the more experienced veteran, but Tenkai finally turned loose with a flurry of punches that prompted the ref Nakamura call a well-received halt. Continue reading “Tenkai stops #1 Pagaduan, retains WBO female 108lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi WBO female 108-pound champion Tsunami Tenkai, 107.75, impressively kept her WBO 108-pound belt as she took the initiative against game Filipino mandatory challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan, 107.5, and…
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Aguilar, Ocampo stop foes in Ensenada

Unbeaten super lightweight Omar “Pollo” Aguilar (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Francisco Javier “Tarasko” Hernández (12-2-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in Ensenada, BC, Mexico. Aguilar knocked down Hernandez in the second round and got the stoppage in the following stanza.

In the co-feature, super welterweight Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (27-1, 17 KOs) won by fourth round TKO when Adolfo “Fofi” Moreschi (18-5, 7 KOs) didn’t come out for round five.

Unbeaten super lightweight Omar “Pollo” Aguilar (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Francisco Javier “Tarasko” Hernández (12-2-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in Ensenada, BC, Mexico. Aguilar…
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Bohachuck moves to 17-0, 17 KOs

Unbeaten WBC #14 super welterweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) defeated Carlos Galvan (17-10, 16 KOs) via knockout in the fifth round of a walk-out bout on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Time was 1:40.

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“I felt very well,” said Bohachuck. “It was a quality opponent for a tune-up fight. I fought not too long ago. It was good fight to finish the year. Now it’s time to get some rest and prepare for the next fight.”

In another walk-out bout, super welterweight Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (13-1, 8 KOs) stopped Fernando Carcamo (23-11, 18 KOs) via knockout at 1:46 of the first round.

Unbeaten WBC #14 super welterweight Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuck (17-0, 17 KOs) defeated Carlos Galvan (17-10, 16 KOs) via knockout in the fifth round of a walk-out bout on Friday…
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Rivera and Laureano remain unbeaten

Heavy-handed Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (16-0, 12 KOs) went up to the cruiserweight division against “Mighty” Joe Jones (11-2, 8 KOs) and scored an eight round shutout on Friday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Scores were 80-72 3x.

In the co-main event, super lightweight “Action” Anthony Laureano (13-0, 4 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision against Angel “Aztec Warrior” Hernandez (17-14-2, 11 KOs) by scores of 79-74, 79-74, 77-76. Continue reading “Rivera and Laureano remain unbeaten”

Heavy-handed Richie “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera (16-0, 12 KOs) went up to the cruiserweight division against “Mighty” Joe Jones (11-2, 8 KOs) and scored an eight round shutout on…
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2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 5

Photos: Scott Foster

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing was in full swing Friday. Both the winner’s and challenger’s brackets competed. Winners in the winner’s bracket secured their spot in the finals. Losers in the winner’s bracket have one last shot at redemption tomorrow as they’ll take on the winners from the challenger’s bracket. Those that lost in the challenger’s bracket were eliminated. Continue reading “2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 5”

Photos: Scott Foster The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing was in full swing Friday. Both the winner’s and challenger’s brackets competed. Winners in the winner’s bracket secured their…
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Ortiz KOs Solomon to retain WBA gold title

WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr.(15-0, 15 KOs) overpowered Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 9 KOs) and stopped him in round five on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Ortiz dropped Solomon with a hard jab in round four. Ortiz battered Solomon to a knee in round five then put him on the deck again to end it. Time was 2:22.

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“I have to give him [Solomon] some credit,” said Ortiz. “He’s difficult to figure out and made me use my brain. I tried to take my time, and not rush things. I had to utilize my jab, figure out the right time to throw a punch. I think I tripped with him with my foot, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He came to fight. Continue reading “Ortiz KOs Solomon to retain WBA gold title”

WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr.(15-0, 15 KOs) overpowered Brad “King” Solomon (28-2, 9 KOs) and stopped him in round five on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino…
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Teshigawara finishes Kawashima, keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Former world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima’s protégé, Hiroaki Teshigawara (21-2-2, 14 KOs) impressively scored his third defense of the OPBF (Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation) super bantam belt –all by knockout–as he exploded a lethal left hook at the chin of Shohei Kawashima in the close seconds of the fifth, floored him badly and the ref counted out the fallen victim on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Also, in the semi-windup, Japanese featherweight titlist Ryo Sagawa (9-1, 4 KOs), 126, retained his national belt in his initial defense by scoring a close but unanimous nod (97-93 twice, 98-92) over Ryo Hino, 126, over ten.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Former world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima’s protégé, Hiroaki Teshigawara (21-2-2, 14 KOs) impressively scored his third defense of the OPBF (Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation)…
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Mishiro edges Kimura, keeps OPBF 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
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Unbeaten elongated Paul Pender stylist, Hironori Mishiro (9-0-1, 3 KOs) squeaked by game and gallant compatriot handled by ex-world champ Yoko Gushiken, Yoshimitsu Kimura (12-2-1, 7 KOs) by a split decision (114-113 twice, 113-114 against him) over twelve see-saw rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
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The elongated jabber Mishiro cleverly handled the aggressive challenger with his constant jabs and right cross counters as well, decking Kimura midway in the first round.  Leading on the tallies by open scoring system after the fourth—38-37 twice for the champ and 37-38 for the challenger, Mishiro patiently kept his fight plan by sticking jabs and countering the onrushing opponent.  After the eighth, Mishiro was in command in the judges’ tallies: all 76-75 three times.  The last four sessions witnessed the talented jabber Mishiro dominating down the stretch, and the official tallies were 114-113 twice, and 113-114 for the challenger. Continue reading “Mishiro edges Kimura, keeps OPBF 130lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten elongated Paul Pender stylist, Hironori Mishiro (9-0-1, 3 KOs) squeaked by game and gallant compatriot handled by ex-world champ Yoko Gushiken, Yoshimitsu Kimura…
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