Boxing Results

Nontshinga edges Flores, wins IBF lightfly title

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In a clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight title between unbeaten fighters, IBF #1 Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (10-0, 9 KOs) won a grueling twelve round battle of attrition against IBF #3 Hector “Baby Bull” Flores (20-0, 1 KOs) on Saturday night’s Estrada-Cortes undercard at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Mexico. Nontshinga dropped Flores in round two, but Flores battled his way back with non-stop punching. Flores suffered a cut on his forehead from a head clash that bled profusely over the second half of the fight. At the end of twelve action-packed rounds, judges scored it 116-111, 114-113 Nontshinga, 115-112 Flores. With the split decision win, Nontshinga became South Africa’s only current world champion.

In a clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight title between unbeaten fighters, IBF #1 Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (10-0, 9 KOs) won a grueling twelve round battle of…
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Rocky Hernandez beats down Mata

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In a clash of super featherweight punchers, WBA #4, WBC #5 Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (33-1, 30 KOs) showed his power again, stopping previously unbeaten Jorge Mata (14-1-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday night’s Estrada-Cortes undercard at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Mexico. Good fight. Hernandez dropped Mata in round five and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:15.

In a clash of super featherweight punchers, WBA #4, WBC #5 Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (33-1, 30 KOs) showed his power again, stopping previously unbeaten Jorge Mata (14-1-2, 10 KOs) on…
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Smith stops Mwakinyo in four

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WBO #2, WBC #3, WBA #4 super welterweight Liam “Beefy” Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs) scored a rather bizarre fourth round TKO against Hassan Mwakinyo (20-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. After twisting his ankle in round three, Mwakinyo took a knee twice in round four without really being hit cleanly and the bout was stopped. Time was 1:46. Both fighters complained about the stoppage.

In a unification clash for the WBC and WBO female super welterweight titles, Natasha Jonas (12-2-1, 8 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Patricia Berghult (15-1, 3 KOs) over ten by scores of 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Dan Azeez (17-0, 11 KOs) outscored Shakan Pitters (17-2, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds in a bout for the British 175lb title. Scores were 117-112, 115-113, 117-111.

2020 Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Frazer Clarke (3-0, 3 KOs) blew away previously unbeaten late sub Pencho Tsvetkov (7-1, 5 KOs) in 65 seconds. Tsvetkov down twice. Total mismatch. Clarke outweighed Tsvetkov by 56 pounds.

Unbeaten super lightweight Adam “The Assassin” Azim (6-0, 5 KOs) blitzed Michel Cabral (5-5, 1 KO) in the first round in a bout for the WBC Youth belt.

WBO #2, WBC #3, WBA #4 super welterweight Liam “Beefy” Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs) scored a rather bizarre fourth round TKO against Hassan Mwakinyo (20-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Ex-champs Kuroki, Iwakawa regain world female belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Five female title bouts—two world and three reginal–took place on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Veteran southpaw speedster Yuko Kuroki (20-7-2, 9 KOs), 101.5, dethroned WBO atomweight titlist Nanae Suzuki (11-5-1, 1 KO), 100.25, when she made best use of footwork and southpaw lefts, winning a unanimous decision (98-92 twice, 97-93) over ten. Kuroki, a police officer’s daughter, was once WBC 105-pound champ four years and eight months ago, and became a champ again.
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In a battle of 39-year-young ladies, Mika Iwakawa (11-6-1, 3 KOs), 102, wrested the IBF atomweight belt by a close but unanimous decision (all 96-94) over defending ruler Ayaka Miyao (21-5-1, 6 KOs), 102, over ten. Iwakawa, in her last fight, forfeited the IBF belt to Nanae Suzuki via split verdict this February but regained the title of another organization in her comeback go.
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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Five female title bouts—two world and three reginal–took place on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Veteran southpaw speedster Yuko Kuroki (20-7-2, 9 KOs), 101.5,…
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Yamanaka, Hiruta, Matsuda win regional belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten sister of former WBO minimum champ Ryuya, Sumire Yamanaka (6-0, 2 KOs), 101, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 102-pound belt by halting Honoka Kano (4-1-2, 2 KOs), 101.25, at 1:56 of the fifth round in a scheduled eight on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Sumire, 20, looked very sharp and speedy, and said, “I wish to participate in world title bouts together with my brother.”
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Two-time amateur national champ Mizuki Hiruta (3-0), 112, won the vacant Japanese national flyweight belt by a shutout decision (all 60-54) over Hinami Yanai (2-1, 1 KO), 113.5, over six. Yanai failed to make weight by a pound and a half, and was completely outboxed by the faster and more skillful Hiruta.
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Southpaw Rie Matsuda (5-1-1, 1 KO), 101.5, scored a unanimous decision (79-73 twice, 78-74) over Kaori Nagai (6-5-3, 2 KOs), 102, over eight rounds to win the vacant OPBF 102-pound belt.
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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten sister of former WBO minimum champ Ryuya, Sumire Yamanaka (6-0, 2 KOs), 101, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific 102-pound belt…
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Dawejko stops Marshall, Butt wins

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Northeast Philadelphia heavyweight Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (22-10-4, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO against “Fly” Mike Marshall (6-4-1, 4 KOs) on Thursday night at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Dawejko dropped Marshall with a short left hook in round two. Near the end of round four, Dawejko sent Marshall to the canvas again. Marshall beat the count, but the ref waved it off. Marshall didn’t like the stoppage.

In the co-feature, super lightweight Daiyaan Butt (11-2, 5 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision against journeyman Tyrone Luckey (15-18-4, 11 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 60-54, 60-54. Luckey’s ring savvy gave Butt problems.

Northeast Philadelphia heavyweight Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (22-10-4, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO against “Fly” Mike Marshall (6-4-1, 4 KOs) on Thursday night at Parx Casino in Bensalem,…
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Kimura halts Nakagawa

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Wins vacant WBO AP 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former OPBF champ Yoshimitsu Kimura (14-2-1, 9 KOs), 130, acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific junior lightweight belt when he dropped compatriot Kanehiro Nakagawa (11-7, 5 KOs), 130, three times and impressively halted him at 2:29 of the twelfth and final session on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. It was Kimura that connected with a same well-timed right to game but limited Nakagawa, flooring him in the fifth, ninth and last rounds. Kimura was once scheduled to face Samir Ziani in quest of his IBF inter-continental belt in his home turf France on May 7, but it was abruptly cancelled just some days before his departure. Kimura had already renounced his OPBF title before his cancelled Ziani fight, and this time gained his second regional belt. Continue reading “Kimura halts Nakagawa”

Wins vacant WBO AP 130lb belt By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former OPBF champ Yoshimitsu Kimura (14-2-1, 9 KOs), 130, acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific junior lightweight…
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Pradabsri tops Tanaka, retains WBC straw title

WBC strawweight champion Panya Pradabsri (39-1, 23 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Norihito Tanaka (20-9, 10 KOs) on Wednesday night in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Tanaka brought heavy pressure while Pradabsri countered effectively with good combinations. After eight rounds, WBC open scoring showed Pradabsri ahead 79-73, 78-74, 77-75 and he went on to win handily ​119-109 118-110 116-112.

WBC strawweight champion Panya Pradabsri (39-1, 23 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Norihito Tanaka (20-9, 10 KOs) on Wednesday night in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.…
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Bernal retains WBC Youth title

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Lightweight Pedro Bernal (10-1-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his WBC world youth title versus Georgie Payne (5-3, 2 KOs) of Australia on Saturday night by ten round unanimous decision. The event took place at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Otter, Managing Director of Three Lions Promotions promoting the event.

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Derek Kuchmey UD Hector Hurtado (light heavyweight)

Lightweight Pedro Bernal (10-1-2, 3 KOs) of Mexico City successfully defended his WBC world youth title versus Georgie Payne (5-3, 2 KOs) of Australia on Saturday night by ten round…
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Results from Pico Rivera

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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight prospect Nathan Rodriguez (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a first-round knockout over former world title challenger and veteran Moises Flores (25-7-1, 17 KOs) Saturday night at Smith Park in Pico Rivera, California in headlining the MarvNation Promotions card. Rodriguez wasted no time as he made quick work of Flores stopping him at 2:11 of the opening round.

In the co-feature bout, Alejandro Reyes (9-0, 5 KOs) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico won a unanimous decision over Raymundo Rios (4-9-2, 3 KOs) of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. After dominating each round, Reyes won with scores of 59-55, 60-54 and 60-54. Continue reading “Results from Pico Rivera”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Undefeated featherweight prospect Nathan Rodriguez (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a first-round knockout over former world title challenger and veteran Moises Flores (25-7-1, 17 KOs) Saturday…
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Pedraza-Commey ends in a draw

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In a super lightweight clash between two former world champions, crafty Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-4-1, 14 KOs) and power-punching Richard “RC” Commey (30-4-1, 27 KOs) battled to a ten round split draw on Saturday night at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Close fight until Pedraza seemingly pulled away late. Commey was hampered from a cut over his left eye suffered in round six. Scores were 97-93 Pedraza, 96-94 Commey, 95-95.

Jose Pedraza: “Even though my eye was inflamed, we understood that it was done because he has a good right hand. The entire night, the whole point was to neutralize that right hand. Despite the fact that it was inflamed, I was able to do that.”

[on rounds 9 and 10] “I landed a great body shot. I felt that I hurt him, and that gave me the inspiration to keep going after him. I actually believe those were the rounds that gave me the victory tonight, despite what the scorecards say.” Continue reading “Pedraza-Commey ends in a draw”

In a super lightweight clash between two former world champions, crafty Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-4-1, 14 KOs) and power-punching Richard “RC” Commey (30-4-1, 27 KOs) battled to a ten round…
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Heavyweight Explosion Results (all KOs)

Four big heavyweight bouts on Top Rank’s card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All four resulted in explosive knockouts within two rounds.

The long-awaited return of unbeaten heavyweight terror Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (12-0, 12 KOs) ended quickly against Miljan “The Serbian Stallion” Rovcanin (24-3, 16 KOs). Anderson broke down the game Rovcanin and knocked him out with a right hand at the end of round two. Time was 3:00.

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After the fight, Anderson said, “Realistically, we don’t know how far we are from a {Filip Hrgovic} fight. I would love that fight. Filip Hrgovic or anybody in the top 10 of the IBF or WBO, WBC. We’re just looking to get some bigger names. Everybody keeps asking for bigger fights. We would love to have those bigger fights.”

2020 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. (3-0, 3 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to demolish Marco Antonio Canedo (4-3, 2 KOs) in the first round. Torrez bumrushed Canedo, dropped him, then put him down and out face first. Canedo was down for several minutes, but able to walk out of the ring. Torrez landed 8 of the 10 power blows he threw.

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Heavy-handed heavyweight destroyer Efe “The Silent Roller” Ajagba (16-1, 13 KOs) blew away Jozsef “The Gladiator” Darmos (14-5-3, 10 KOs) in two rounds. Pretty much one-way traffic. Ajagba dropped Darmos twice in round two to end it. Time was 1:15.

Torrez stated, “I am happy with the result, but my thoughts right now are with Canedo. He’s a tough man, and I have the utmost respect for him. It happens to the best of us.”

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Unbeaten local heavyweight prospect Jeremiah “Dreamland” Milton (6-0, 5 KOs) laid out Nick Jones (9-5, 6 KOs) with a right hand in round two. Jones missed a wild roundhouse punch leaving himself open and Milton turned out the lights. Time was 2:49.

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Four big heavyweight bouts on Top Rank’s card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All four resulted in explosive knockouts within two rounds. The long-awaited return…
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Undercard Results from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Unbeaten 2020 Olympian super lightweight Tiger Johnson (5-0, 4 KOs) busted up the rugged Harry Gigliotti (8-4, 3 KOs) until referee Mark Nelson stepped in to end the beatdown at 2:17 of round five.

Unbeaten super lightweight Kelvin Davis (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Sebastian Chaves (5-5, 2 KOs). Davis dropped Chaves in rounds two and four, but Chaves lasted the full distance. Scores were 60-52 3x.

Lightweight Frevian Gonzalez (6-1, 1 KO) won a six round unanimous decision over Gerardo Esquivel (3-3-1, 1 KO). Gonzalez dropped Esquivel in round one. Gonzalez was deducted a point for holding in round six. Scores were 58-55, 59-54, 59-54.

In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, Abdullah Mason (4-0, 3 KOs) got all he could handle against Angel Rebollar (5-1, 3 KOs). Mason was credited with a flask knockdown in round one and won 39-36, 40-35, 40-35. First time Mason has gone the distance.

Light heavyweight Dante Benjamin Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs) outscored Leandro Silva (3-6, 2 KOs) over four. Scores were 40-36 3x.

Unbeaten 2020 Olympian super lightweight Tiger Johnson (5-0, 4 KOs) busted up the rugged Harry Gigliotti (8-4, 3 KOs) until referee Mark Nelson stepped in to end the beatdown at…
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Łaszczyk KOs Acevedo, remains unbeaten

Unbeaten featherweight Kamil Łaszczyk (30-0, 11 KOs) knocked out Kevin Leonel Acevedo (21-5-3, 6 KOs) in the second round on Saturday night at Studio ATM, Wroclaw, Poland. The 31-year-old Łaszczyk has been a force on the Euro scene for years, but isn’t currently in the world ratings despite his lofty recond.

Unbeaten featherweight Kamil Łaszczyk (30-0, 11 KOs) knocked out Kevin Leonel Acevedo (21-5-3, 6 KOs) in the second round on Saturday night at Studio ATM, Wroclaw, Poland. The 31-year-old Łaszczyk…
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Salcedo avenges loss to Ramos

Super bantamweight Ernesto Salcedo (13-2, 10 KOs) stopped Hytan Ramos (11-5-2, 3 KOs) at 52 seconds in the 10th round to take home the WBC Fecarbox silver title on Friday night at the Foro Zina in Zinacantepec, Mexico. Salcedo avenged last year’s TKO4 loss to Ramos, dominating the fight and finally getting a referee’s intervention.

In the co-main event, Ricardo Tellez González from the State of Mexico was unable to defeat a brave Eduardo “Choco” Cortés from Puebla, who took the win by unanimous decision, 73-78, 74-78 and 75-76, in an 8-round lightweight fight. Continue reading “Salcedo avenges loss to Ramos”

Super bantamweight Ernesto Salcedo (13-2, 10 KOs) stopped Hytan Ramos (11-5-2, 3 KOs) at 52 seconds in the 10th round to take home the WBC Fecarbox silver title on Friday…
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“Japanese Hamed” Takei stops Apolinar

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Wins OPBF 122lb belt in fifth pro bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

“Japanese Naseem Hamed” former K-1 Grand Prix champ Yoshiki Takei (5-0, 5 KOs), 121.75, impressively wrested OPBF 122-pound belt as he dropped defending champ Pete Apolinar (16-3, 10 KOs), 121.75, a hard-punching Filipino, three times and quickly halted him at 2:07 of the fifth round in a scheduled twelve on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading ““Japanese Hamed” Takei stops Apolinar”

Wins OPBF 122lb belt in fifth pro bout By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda “Japanese Naseem Hamed” former K-1 Grand Prix champ Yoshiki Takei (5-0, 5 KOs), 121.75, impressively wrested…
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Gassiev destroys Welch in one

Former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (29-1, 22 KOs), now campaigning at heavyweight, blew away 42-year-old Carlouse Welch (21-3-1, 18 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at The Waterfront in Belgrade, Serbia. A lead right put Welsh down and out. Time was 1:20. Gassiev claimed the vacant Eurasian Boxing Parliament (EBP) heavyweight title.

Former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (29-1, 22 KOs), now campaigning at heavyweight, blew away 42-year-old Carlouse Welch (21-3-1, 18 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at The Waterfront…
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Marku defeats Ramirez for WBC silver

Unbeaten welterweight Florian “The Albanian King” Marku (12-0-1, 7 KOs) came off the canvas to win a somewhat tainted ten round unanimous decision over Miguel “Maquina” Parra Ramirez (21-3-1, 14 KOs) on Thursday night at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana, Albania. Marku was credited with a dubious knockdown in round four, and further aided by a questionable point deduction against Ramirez in round seven as the fighters jostled in a clinch. Ramirez dropped Marku hard with a left hook in round eight and was pouring it on when the ref waved off the round 10 seconds early! In the end, Marku was declared the unanimous decision victor and claimed the WBC silver title.

Unbeaten welterweight Florian “The Albanian King” Marku (12-0-1, 7 KOs) came off the canvas to win a somewhat tainted ten round unanimous decision over Miguel “Maquina” Parra Ramirez (21-3-1, 14…
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Francis victorious, remains unbeaten

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Unbeaten featherweight prospect Dominique Francis (13-0, 9 KOs) of Miami, Florida successfully defeated local favorite Manuel Felipe Gonzalez (11-3, 11 KOs) of Colombia by ten round unanimous decision. The bout took place Wednesday morning in the highly popular beach tourist city of Santa Marta in Colombia. The official scores were all in favor to Francis 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92. Continue reading “Francis victorious, remains unbeaten”

Thrives under Santa Marta Beach heat Unbeaten featherweight prospect Dominique Francis (13-0, 9 KOs) of Miami, Florida successfully defeated local favorite Manuel Felipe Gonzalez (11-3, 11 KOs) of Colombia by…
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Chaney, Cusumano crush foes quickly

Heavyweights Cassius Chaney and Juiseppe Cusumano blew out overmatched competition on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Chaney (22-1, 15 KOs) smoked Matt McKinney (9-6-3, 6 KOs) in round one, while Cusumano (21-4, 19 KOs) took out Dennis Ventura (4-2, 3 KOs) in round two.

Heavyweights Cassius Chaney and Juiseppe Cusumano blew out overmatched competition on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Chaney (22-1, 15 KOs) smoked Matt McKinney (9-6-3, 6…
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Ex-champ Cañizales stops Torres in Mexico

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Former WBA minimumweight world champion Carlos Cañizales (24-1-1, 18 KOs) of Venezuela retained his WBA Fedecaribe light flyweight title by way of TKO in round one over Armando “Ichiro Ozeki” Torres (26-22, 19 KOs) of Mexico. The event took place at the Auditorio BB in Mexico City, México and promoted by Producciones Deportivas.

Cañizales patiently waited for his moment to land a hook to Torres’ face which left him visibly hurt. His corner opted to stop the fight to prevent any further punishment. The offical time of the stoppage was 2:05. The victory keeps Cañizales on course for an opportunity to fight current WBA light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi. Continue reading “Ex-champ Cañizales stops Torres in Mexico”

Former WBA minimumweight world champion Carlos Cañizales (24-1-1, 18 KOs) of Venezuela retained his WBA Fedecaribe light flyweight title by way of TKO in round one over Armando “Ichiro Ozeki”…
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Pachay defeats Bejerano in Panama

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By Héctor Villarreal
Photos: Martín Pérez (Producciones Agua Blanca)

After three years of inactivity, featherweight Francisco Pachay (6-1-1, 4 KOs) returned on Saturday night to face Arnulfo Bejerano (3-5, 0 KOs) on the main event of the “Apuesta al Mejor” card, promoted by Laguna Premium at Majestic Casino in Panama City, Panama.

Pachay knocked Bejerano down in round one of the bout scheduled for six but was dropped in the second. Bejerano visited the canvas again in rounds three and four, forcing referee Ernesto Arce to declare the TKO. Time was 1:21. Continue reading “Pachay defeats Bejerano in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Photos: Martín Pérez (Producciones Agua Blanca) After three years of inactivity, featherweight Francisco Pachay (6-1-1, 4 KOs) returned on Saturday night to face Arnulfo Bejerano (3-5, 0…
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Navarrete KOs Baez to retain WBO feather title

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WBO featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout over Eduardo Baez (21-3-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pechanga Arena (formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena) in San Diego, California. Baez appeared on his way to a shocking upset until Navarrete ended matters with one punch – a shot to the liver. Time was 1:05.

Navarrete, who hadn’t fought in nearly a year and let his weight balloon in the interim, was trailing on two of the three judges’ cards (50-45 and 48-47) at the time of the stoppage, while one card had Navarrete ahead 49-46.

“I expected a fight like this,” Navarrete said. “I never underestimated Eduardo Baez. I knew that he was an excellent fighter and the fact that he hit pretty hard. It was a lot more complicated than I anticipated. But then came that shot, and I was able to finish him. That’s a very Mexican punch. It comes with my blood. And you can see, I don’t throw a perfect left hook like you’re used to seeing. But this one came out perfect for me. And you saw the result because not many guys can take that shot.”

WBO featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout over Eduardo Baez (21-3-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pechanga Arena (formerly known…
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LaManna defeats Roman in Atlantic City

Cornflake is back. After a year layoff, middleweight Thomas LaManna (32-5-1, 13 KOs) returned to the ring scoring an eight round unanimous decision (2x 77-74, 78-73) over Saul Roman (46-15, 38 KOs) in the main event of Rising Star Promotion’s Boardwalk Boxing held on Saturday night at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Shaking off ring rust after the longest layoff of his career, LaManna delivered a solid overall performance and nearly finished Roman in the fifth with a knockdown after landing a flurry of punches. The former world title challenger will remain busy, looking to fight twice more before year’s end, moving down to 160-pounds in the process.

Bantamweight Emmanuel “Salserito” Rodriguez (12-0, 6KOs) of Newark, N.J. captured the WBO NABO Latino title in impressive fashion by delivering a RD4 TKO (0:27) win over Frank “El Castigador” Gonzalez (9-3, 4KOs) of Miami, Fla. in the evening’s Co-Main Event. The offensive-minded Rodriguez dropped Gonzalez twice in the second before stopping him in the 4th to capture the 118-lb title. Continue reading “LaManna defeats Roman in Atlantic City”

Cornflake is back. After a year layoff, middleweight Thomas LaManna (32-5-1, 13 KOs) returned to the ring scoring an eight round unanimous decision (2x 77-74, 78-73) over Saul Roman (46-15,…
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Puello defeats Akhmedov for WBA 140lb title

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In a clash for the vacant WBA super lightweight title formerly held by Josh Taylor, Alberto Puello (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over aggressive Batyr Akhmedov (9-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Hard fought bout with Puello prevailing 115-113 Akhmedov, 117-111, 117-111 Puello.

“I mixed it up, sometimes counterpunching and some other times coming forward,” Puello said. “What I studied from the gym and from the videos, I knew he would apply pressure. But I was actually surprised with the amount of pressure he started with and in the end I was able to figure him out. I knew it was a close fight, and I just kept the distance and kept the pressure on the jab tonight and that helped me get the victory.”

In a clash for the vacant WBA super lightweight title formerly held by Josh Taylor, Alberto Puello (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over aggressive Batyr Akhmedov…
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