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Ex-world challenger Matsumoto squeaks by Mizuno

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Formerly unsuccessful world challenger beaten by Daniel Roman, hard-punching Ryo Matsumoto (24-3, 21 KOs), 126, earned a close but unanimous decision (76-75 twice, 77-74) over ex-Japanese youth champ Takuya Mizuno (17-3-1, 14 KOs), 125.5, on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Ryo kept punching from the start to maintain his initiative, while Takuya occasionally countered the rough-and-tumble puncher with precision. Matsumoto apparently had the upper hand, and his smashing right sent him to the deck in round five, which became a deciding factor in the close affair. Ryo, after his Roman defeat, tasted an unexpected stoppage by then just a novice Ryo Sagawa (the current Japanese feather champ) in September 2018. Matsumoto, however, scored three consecutive victories since his severe defeats in a row. Continue reading “Ex-world challenger Matsumoto squeaks by Mizuno”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Formerly unsuccessful world challenger beaten by Daniel Roman, hard-punching Ryo Matsumoto (24-3, 21 KOs), 126, earned a close but unanimous decision (76-75 twice,…
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Results from England

Unbeaten welterweight Lewis “The Croc” Crocker (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Louis Greene (12-2, 7 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBO European title on Wednesday night at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England. Crocker dropped Greene at the end of round one. Crocker knocked down Greene two more times in round seven to end it. Time was 2:02.

In a British welterweight title eliminator, Liam Taylor (22-1-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Darren Tetley (20-1, 9 KOs). Taylor dropped Tetley with a body shot in round two. Tetley down again from a right hand in round three. In the end, scores were 96-93, 96-93, 95-93. Continue reading “Results from England”

Unbeaten welterweight Lewis “The Croc” Crocker (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Louis Greene (12-2, 7 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBO European title on…
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Tszyu dominates and stops Horn in eight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In a grudge showdown, IBF #6, WBO #9, WBC #12 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a dominating eighth round TKO over former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (20-3-1, 13 KOs) on Wednesday night at Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Tszyu rocked Horn in round three, then floored Horn with a left hook. Tszyu continued to punish Horn as the bout progressed. Horn went to a knee after a body shot in round six. The beatdown lasted for two more rounds before the bout was finally halted after round eight.

“I want everyone to know my name’s Tim, not ‘the son,’” said Tszyu afterward. “This is a young man’s sport and I was better this time…it was an honor to share the ring with Jeff.”

Horn stated, “Tim was young, hungry, he’s an absolute champion…he’s now is the #1 in Australia. He wasn’t before this. He was saying he was but he certainly earned it now.”

Tszyu retains his IBF Australasian and WBO global belts. Continue reading “Tszyu dominates and stops Horn in eight”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing In a grudge showdown, IBF #6, WBO #9, WBC #12 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a dominating eighth round TKO…
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Torres, Dominguez remain unbeaten

Update on the scoring snafu. The WBC used live scoring after the fourth and eighth rounds. The announcer was accidentally given the score sheet after eight rounds instead of the final after the tenth round to read. The correct score was 99-91, 97-92, 96-93.

In a clash for the vacant WBC youth silver lightweight title, Luis Torres (10-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Vazquez (10-2, 3 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. It looked like it might be a short night when Torres floored Vazquez at the end of round one, but the bout went the full ten. The scores were announced as 79-72, 76-73, 77-72. Unusual scoring for a ten round fight.

In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC #15 welterweight Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (22-0, 17 KOs) scored a first round KO over late sub Adalberto “Terrible” Borquez (30-20-1, 27 KOs). Borquez down 3x. Time was 2:49. Dominguez won the vacant WBC Fecarbox title. Borquez stepped in after Dominquez’ original foe Jose Rosario Cazarez tested positive for covid-19.

Unbeaten welterweight Jermone Jones, Jr. (6-0, 6 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Mario Israel Vera (6-2, 0 KOs). Time was 1:01.

Update on the scoring snafu. The WBC used live scoring after the fourth and eighth rounds. The announcer was accidentally given the score sheet after eight rounds instead of the…
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Watanabe wins Japan’s 126lb tournament

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded JBC#4 Daisuke Watanabe (11-4-2, 6 KOs), 126, won the final of the sensational “First Single Step” featherweight tournament as he floored game southpaw Shingo Kusano (13-9-1, 5 KOs), 126, in the fifth and pounded out a unanimous decision (78-73, 77-74, 76-75) over eight hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a commemorative tourney of the thirtieth anniversary of a nationally famous and popular comic strip named “First Single Step” by Joji Morikawa who recently drew a cover of The Ring Magazine featuring world bantam champ Naoya “The Monster” Inoue. Continue reading “Watanabe wins Japan’s 126lb tournament”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unheralded JBC#4 Daisuke Watanabe (11-4-2, 6 KOs), 126, won the final of the sensational “First Single Step” featherweight tournament as he floored game…
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Kunkabayev, Kotochigov score early KOs

Former amateur star Kamshybek Kunkabayev seemed to be in tough for his pro debut, however, that didn’t turn out to be the case. In the main event of a boxing card on Sunday in Almaty, Kazakhstan, cruiserweight Kunkabayev (1-0, 1 KO) put Issa Akberbayev (20-2, 15 KOs) on the deck for the full ten count with a body shot in round two. Kunkabayev was a two-time amateur world championships silver medalist (2017 & 2019) before turning pro and he still plans to compete in the rescheduled Olympics next year.

In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC #14 lightweight contender Viktor Kotochigov (12-0, 5 KOs) stopped Andrei Isayeu (30-18, 9 KOs) with a body shot in round three. Isayeu beat the count and wanted to continue, but the ref waved it off.

Former amateur star Kamshybek Kunkabayev seemed to be in tough for his pro debut, however, that didn’t turn out to be the case. In the main event of a boxing…
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Hernandez shocks world rated Valladares

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“Upset Saturday” wrapped up with another stunner as strawweight Hugo “Chacal” Hernandez (16-5-1, 6 KOs) derailed WBC #2, WBO #4, IBF #5 rated Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (22-2-1, 13 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Hernandez won by scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92 at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City.

“Upset Saturday” wrapped up with another stunner as strawweight Hugo “Chacal” Hernandez (16-5-1, 6 KOs) derailed WBC #2, WBO #4, IBF #5 rated Daniel “Cejitas” Valladares (22-2-1, 13 KOs) by…
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Smith Jr. KOs Alvarez in WBO L/H eliminator

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In a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, Joe Smith Jr. (26-3, 21 KOs) scored a highlight reel ninth round knockout against former world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Smith roughed up and outworked Alvarez all night. The end came in round nine when Smith laid out Alvarez with a huge right hand. Time was :26. At the time of the KO, Smith was up 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.

Former WBA middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant (26-2, 18 KOs) busted up Vitaliy Kopylenko (28-3, 16 KOs) over five rounds. The bout was halted after the fifth round by Kopylenko’s corner due to a closing left eye. Continue reading “Smith Jr. KOs Alvarez in WBO L/H eliminator”

In a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, Joe Smith Jr. (26-3, 21 KOs) scored a highlight reel ninth round knockout against former world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (25-2, 13 KOs) on…
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Porter mauls Formella in IBF eliminator

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Two-time welterweight world champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) beat up previously unbeaten Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds in a one-sided IBF title eliminator without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Formella hung in gamely, but had no answer for Porter’s strength and workrate. Scores were 120-108 3x. The bout was also for the WBC silver title.

“He was a tough fighter,” said Porter. “After about six rounds my dad told me that he’s going to keep taking these punches, so I just needed to keep the pressure on him…I’m still here and I’m not going anywhere,” he added.

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Undefeated 6’6 super welterweight Sebastián “The Towering Inferno” Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round TKO over Nathaniel Gallimore (21-5-1, 17 KOs). Fundora was in command all the way and referee Ray Corona stepped in to save Gallimore from further punishment. Time was 1:28.

“I give my performance a 10 out of 10,” said Fundora. “I did what I had to do tonight.”

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Pitters outpoints Sugden

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Shakan Pitters is the new British light heavyweight champion after defeating Chad Sugden by unanimous points decision on Saturday night in Redditch, England. All three judges’ had it for Pitters with wide scores of 118-111 (twice) and 119-110.

The fight was originally scheduled for March 28 but was delayed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the lockdown ensued.

Shakan Pitters is the new British light heavyweight champion after defeating Chad Sugden by unanimous points decision on Saturday night in Redditch, England. All three judges’ had it for Pitters…
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Povetkin KOs Whyte for WBC interim belt

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40-year-old former world champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) scored a spectacular and unexpected fifth round knockout to dethrone WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex, England. Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in round four and the end seemed near. It was. But not what anyone expected. In round five, Povetkin connected with a massive left uppercut that knocked Whyte out cold. Time was :30. Povetkin won the WBC interim and diamond belts. Whyte was a -440 favorite.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said he will exercise a match clause, so expect Povetkin-Whyte 2 later this year. Whyte’s loss removes one of the stumbling blocks for WBC champion Tyson Fury to fight WBA/IBF/WBO champ Anthony Joshua should they both emerge victorious from their upcoming fights.

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Photos: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing 40-year-old former world champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) scored a spectacular and unexpected fifth round knockout to dethrone WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte (27-2,…
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Upset: Kingpin KOs Yoan Pablo Hernandez

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Former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (35-17-1, 19 KOs) spoiled the return of ex-IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Elbau Park Floating Stage in Magdeburg, Germany. The 40-year-old Kingpin was more aggressive than usual. He stalked Hernandez the whole fight, dropping YPH in round four and putting him on the deck for the count in round seven. Time was 2:00.

The 35-year-old Hernandez was returning as a heavyweight after a six-year layoff. Kingpin had lost five straight coming in. Continue reading “Upset: Kingpin KOs Yoan Pablo Hernandez”

Former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (35-17-1, 19 KOs) spoiled the return of ex-IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Elbau Park…
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Papin halts Fayfer in WBC eliminator

In a WBC cruiserweight eliminator, Aleksei Papin (12-1, 11 KOs) won by sixth round stoppage over Ruslan Fayfer (25-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pyramide in Kazan, Russia. Papin dropped Fayfer in round six with a barrage of punches and the bout was waved off.

In a WBC cruiserweight eliminator, Aleksei Papin (12-1, 11 KOs) won by sixth round stoppage over Ruslan Fayfer (25-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pyramide in Kazan, Russia.…
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Taylor defeats Persoon again, still undisputed

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In a rematch, undisputed WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO female lightweight champion Katie Taylor (16-0, 6 KOs) took a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over Delfine Persoon (44-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex, England. Taylor won a controversial majority decision over Person 14 months ago, and this fight wasn’t any easier. Perssoon, who lost to an amateur in the Olympic qualifying, brought relentless pressure, but judges had Taylor ahead 98-93, 96-94, 96-94. Continue reading “Taylor defeats Persoon again, still undisputed”

In a rematch, undisputed WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO female lightweight champion Katie Taylor (16-0, 6 KOs) took a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over Delfine Persoon (44-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at…
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Lara stops Quijada in 8 in Mexico

Super featherweight Maurico “Broncho” Lara (20-2, 14 KOs) of Mexico City stopped countryman and local favorite Jesus Quijada (16-7-2, 11 KOs) at 1:19 of round eight on Friday night. Lara becomes the first to stop Quijada as a professional. The scheduled ten rounder super took place at the Ballpark Restaurant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Super featherweight Maurico “Broncho” Lara (20-2, 14 KOs) of Mexico City stopped countryman and local favorite Jesus Quijada (16-7-2, 11 KOs) at 1:19 of round eight on Friday night. Lara…
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Mini Aragon dominates Baby Juarez

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Former world title challenger Axel “El Mini” Aragon Vega (14-3-1, 8 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over two-time world title challenger Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-12-2, 13 KOs) in a light flyweight battle for the WBA Fedecentro title on Friday night in a studio setting at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Aragon was much the harder puncher and rocked the slower Juarez early and often. Juarez did better in the second half of the fight after Aragon slowed down, but in the end it was 98-92, 100-90, 100-90. Continue reading “Mini Aragon dominates Baby Juarez”

Former world title challenger Axel “El Mini” Aragon Vega (14-3-1, 8 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over two-time world title challenger Saul “Baby” Juarez (25-12-2, 13 KOs) in…
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Sergio Martinez, 45, wins in comeback fight

Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez returned to the ring for the first time in six years on Friday night in Torrelavega, Spain. Martinez (52-2-2, 29 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Jose Miguel Fandino (15-7, 8 KOs). 45-year-old Sergio pressed the action and dropped Fandino in round six with a barrage of punches. Martinez continued to batter Fandino for the rest of the round. In round seven, Martinez floored Fandino with a body shot to end it.

In his previous fight against Miguel Cotto back in 2014, Martinez, suffered a bad knee injury, but he said after all this time off he feels really good. Continue reading “Sergio Martinez, 45, wins in comeback fight”

Former WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez returned to the ring for the first time in six years on Friday night in Torrelavega, Spain. Martinez (52-2-2, 29 KOs) scored a…
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WBC #10 Shishkin stops Riojas in nine

Unbeaten WBC #10 super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Oscar “El Monstruo” Riojas (21-14-1, 10 KOs) on Thursday night at the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan. Shishkin dropped Riojas with a huge right hand, then finished him with his follow-up barrage. Time was :48.

Unbeaten middleweight Timur Kerefov (9-0, 4 KOs) took a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over rugged Calvin Metcalf (10-5-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 78-72. Continue reading “WBC #10 Shishkin stops Riojas in nine”

Unbeaten WBC #10 super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Oscar “El Monstruo” Riojas (21-14-1, 10 KOs) on Thursday night at the famed Kronk…
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Yamauchi halts Todaka, wins vacant WBO AP 112lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Once-beaten ex-amateur prospect WBA#3 Ryota Yamauchi (8-1, 6 KOs), 112, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific flyweight belt as he badly decked Satoru Todaka (10-4-4, 4 KOs), 111.75, with a vicious right uppercut in the third round and the latter surrendered on the stool after the third on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Yamauchi failed to win the WBA international flyweight belt, losing a hard-fought unanimous nod after each hitting the canvas in Shanghai, China in March of the previous year. Ryota, a fast and aggressive puncher, defeated then world-rated Alphoe Dagayloan by a majority decision in his first bout on the comeback trail last August. Yamauchi, 25, kept swapping punches with the veteran Todaka from the outset and exploded a well-timed uppercut in the fatal third.

Yamauchi, a fast willing mixer, said, “This belt is heavy.” But he will have to look forward to acquiring a heavier belt in the future. Continue reading “Yamauchi halts Todaka, wins vacant WBO AP 112lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Once-beaten ex-amateur prospect WBA#3 Ryota Yamauchi (8-1, 6 KOs), 112, impressively acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific flyweight belt as he badly decked…
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Ocampo tops Garcia

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Former world title challenger Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (28-1, 17 KOs) defeated Jorge Luis “Chino” García (18-3, 16 KOs) by wide unanimous decision on Saturday night in a ten round super welterweight fight at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Two judges scored it 100-90 and the other had it 99-91. Ocampo’s only loss was to Errol Spence.

In the co-feature, super lightweight Eduardo Hernandez (11-4-3, 3 KOs) ruined the comeback of Rafael “Furioso” Guzmán (20-2-1, 12 KOs), defeating him by majority decision in a six-round bout. Scores were 55-59 and 56-58 for Hernandez, and 57-57.

Former world title challenger Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (28-1, 17 KOs) defeated Jorge Luis “Chino” García (18-3, 16 KOs) by wide unanimous decision on Saturday night in a ten round super…
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Benavidez dominates Angulo, remains unbeaten

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Undefeated former WBC super middleweight world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (23-0, 20 KOs), who lost his title yesterday on the scale, scored a tenth round TKO over former world title challenger Alexis Angulo (26-2, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. After ten rounds of one-sided punishment, Angulo’s corner stopped the fight.

“I rate myself a solid eight,” Benavidez said. “I could have done some stuff better, but overall it was a great performance. I didn’t want to go too fast and leave myself exposed for some big shots. He’s a heavy puncher. But like I said, I like to do the stuff that nobody has ever done. Nobody has ever stopped him and I’m pretty sure nobody is ever going to make him look like that again. I demolished him from round one to round 10.” Continue reading “Benavidez dominates Angulo, remains unbeaten”

Undefeated former WBC super middleweight world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (23-0, 20 KOs), who lost his title yesterday on the scale, scored a tenth round TKO over former…
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Palmetta TKOs Wiggins in six

In the scheduled for 10 round main event of the inaugural Payne Boxing Series, welterweight Alberto Ignacio Palmetta  (14-1, 10 KOs) of Argentina TKO’d  Tre’Sean Wiggins (11-5-3,  6 KOs) of New York at 1:24 of round six at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Florida.  The bout was competitively fought up until the stoppage. Wiggins boxed well early.  Palmetta turned it up in round 3 as he was able to cut the ring off on the mobile Wiggins. In round 6, a barrage of punches put Wiggins down. He beat the count but was stopped against the ropes just seconds later.  Impressive performance by Palmetta, who won the vacant World Boxing Association International welterweight title.

In the co-feature, Francisco Emanuel Torres  (15-3, 5 KOs)  of Argentina defeated  Cleotis Pendarvis (21-6-2,  9 KOs) of Southern California by unanimous 8 round decision. The official scores were 79-73 twice and 78-74. Torres dominated the action while winning the vacant WBA Fedcaribe junior middleweight title.

The show was promoted by Christy Martin Promotions – Christy Martin/Payne Boxing. TyC Sports televised the event.

 

 

In the scheduled for 10 round main event of the inaugural Payne Boxing Series, welterweight Alberto Ignacio Palmetta  (14-1, 10 KOs) of Argentina TKO’d  Tre’Sean Wiggins (11-5-3,  6 KOs) of New…
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“Rolly” Romero wins WBA interim lightweight title

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In a clash between unbeaten fighters for the WBA interim lightweight title, Rolando “Rolly” Romero (12-0, 10 KOs) won a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Jackson Maríñez (19-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Romero spent most his time throwing haymakers while Maríñez countered with some nifty pro moves. In the end, judges scored it 115-113, 116-112, 118-110 for Romero.

The scoring sparked outrage on social media. Showtime had it 117-111 going the other way. WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza acted quickly tweeting, “I just spoke with both teams and we are going to study the possibility of a rematch.”

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Undercard Results from Mohegan Sun

Heavyweight Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) was victorious when Travis Kauffman (32-4, 23 KOs) suffered a shoulder injury. Kauffman gamely continued with one arm until the fight was stopped by referee Michael Ortega at 2:32 of round five. Wallin, returning to the ring for the first time since he nearly defeated Tyson Fury in September 2019, was in command from the beginning.

A clash between super middleweight contenders Alantez Fox (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Habib Ahmed (27-1-1, 18 KOs) ended in a no-contest after a third round head clash.

Heavyweight Otto Wallin (21-1, 14 KOs) was victorious when Travis Kauffman (32-4, 23 KOs) suffered a shoulder injury. Kauffman gamely continued with one arm until the fight was stopped by…
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McCaskill beats Braekhus, foils record bid

Unheralded 6:1 underdog Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) became undisputed female welterweight champion by upsetting previously unbeaten Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs) by majority decision in a temporary ring on the streets of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. McCaskill got off to a good start, but Braekhus came back in the second half of the fight. Scores were 95-95, 97-93, 97-94. McCaskill also spoiled Braekhus’ bid for her 26th successful title defense to break Joe Louis’ record, which was highly promoted in the lead up to the fight.

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In a final eliminator for the WBA super welterweight title, Israil Madrimov (6-0, 5 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Eric Walker (20-3, 9 KOs). Madrimov seemingly knocked out Walker with a left hook in round nine, but referee Gary Ritter ruled Madrimov knocked down Walker with his shoulder and called a foul. Walker was given five minutes to recover and managed to continue. Madrimov dropped Walker again in round twelve, but was also deducted a point for a low blow. Scores were 116-110, 116-111, 116-110.
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Unheralded 6:1 underdog Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) became undisputed female welterweight champion by upsetting previously unbeaten Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs) by majority decision in a temporary ring on…
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