Boxing Results

Abdullaev beats Lundy, Lebedev KOs Altunkaya

Philadelphia’s “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (29-7-1, 14 KOs) came up on the short end of a twelve round unanimous decision against undefeated WBC silver lightweight beltholder Zaur Abdullaev (10-0, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia, about 1,000 miles east of Moscow. Scores were 115-113, 117-112, 118-110 for Abdullaev.

In the main event, WBA cruiserweight world champion in recess Denis Lebedev (31-2, 23 KOs) crushed former world title challenger Hizni Altunkaya (30-3, 17 KOs) in three rounds. Lebedev dropped Altunkaya to a knee in round two and laid him out for the count in round three. Lebedev is the WBA mandatory for undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Philadelphia’s “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (29-7-1, 14 KOs) came up on the short end of a twelve round unanimous decision against undefeated WBC silver lightweight beltholder Zaur Abdullaev (10-0, 6 KOs)…
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Salamov, Idigov and Davtaev win in Grozny

All three of Salita Promotions’ Russia-based contenders, light heavyweight Umar Salamov, super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov and heavyweight Apti Davtaev scored impressive victories in Russia today.

Fighting in the main event at the Grozny City Hotel in Grozny, and live in Russia on Match TV, IBF #11- and WBO #15-rated Umar Salamov moved to 22-1, 17 KOs with a two-round KO over Denis Liebau (23-3, 21 KOs) of Frankfurt Germany. With the WBO International light heavyweight championship on the line, Salamov came out firing in round two, landing a perfect left hook to the body that dropped Liebau for the count. The official time was 2:15. Continue reading “Salamov, Idigov and Davtaev win in Grozny”

All three of Salita Promotions’ Russia-based contenders, light heavyweight Umar Salamov, super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov and heavyweight Apti Davtaev scored impressive victories in Russia today. Fighting in the…
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“Prince” Continues Time on Throne in Toledo

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard
Photos by Bob Ryder

Albert Bell is one of the most sound technical boxers coming up the ranks. Unfortunately, the crowd in Toledo, Ohio, did not have the opportunity to see much of him. Only 32 seconds in the Lightweight rematch. Bell (11-0, 4 KOs) threw a perfectly placed right hand jab to the stomach of Orlando Rizo (19-14, 11 KOs). Rizo kneeled over surprising the crowd, the officials, and maybe even, Bell, when he was unable to beat the count.
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Back in June this year, Rizo was able to push the fight all six rounds with Bell. But this time around, Rizo was caught early. Bell attempted to explain Saturday night’s results on his social media. “I really can’t explain what happened. This fight was a rematch of the one I had in Atlanta. He literally gave me the toughest fight of my career when my right hand was fractured back on June 2nd. He took all my heavy shots to the head I landed and didn’t budge. So we ran it back and made adjustments and knocked him out in the 1st Round.” Continue reading ““Prince” Continues Time on Throne in Toledo”

By Brad Snyder-The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Albert Bell is one of the most sound technical boxers coming up the ranks. Unfortunately, the crowd in Toledo, Ohio, did not…
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Saito stops Kikuchi, wins Japanese 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Perennial contender, Vito Antuofermo stylist JBC#2 Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8 KOs), 118, finally acquired the “cursed” Japanese bantamweight belt when he launched a fierce opening attack and battered #3 Eita Kikuchi (20-6-4, 8 KOs), 118, to the punch, prompting the ref Fukuchi’s intervention at 2:33 of the second round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

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Why is the national 118-pound championship called “cursed” by aficionados and scribes? It’s because the title bout had been cancelled three times in succession. (1) In January, defending titlist Ryo Akaho, probably because of his unsuccessful reduction of weight as previously, failed to appear the weigh-in and fight mandatory challenger Yusuke Suzuki. (2) Instead, a title go between Suzuki and former world challenger Suguru Muranaka was planned, but Suzuki suffered an injury to be unable to participate therein. (3) In June, a title bout for the vacant belt between Muranaka and Saito was pitifully cancelled again as the former couldn’t make weight. Some cynic people said, “The bantam belt would be vacant forever.” Continue reading “Saito stops Kikuchi, wins Japanese 118lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Perennial contender, Vito Antuofermo stylist JBC#2 Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8 KOs), 118, finally acquired the “cursed” Japanese bantamweight belt when he launched a…
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Martz clobbers Carmack

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 251 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (17-6, 14KOs) destroyed Richard Carmack (15-14, 12KOs) on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Martz used his superior reach to keep Carmack on the outside eating jabs throughout the first stanza. In the second round, Martz used effective combinations and body shots to put Carmack down for the count. Once Carmack arose, Martz dropped his opponent with a brutal left hook to the body finishing Carmack for good at 2:59 of the second round earning the KO victory in the scheduled 8 round regional title. Continue reading “Martz clobbers Carmack”

Former NABF Heavyweight champ, 6’8, 251 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (17-6, 14KOs) destroyed Richard Carmack (15-14, 12KOs) on Sunday at The Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia.…
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Oosthuizen is back with win

By Ron Jackson

Using his height and reach to full advantage, Tommy Oosthuizen scored a majority 12 round points decision over Thabiso Mchunu to claim the African Boxing Union cruiserweight title in an all southpaw clash at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. The scores were 115-113 twice and 114-114. Using the perimeter of the ring Oosthuizen (88.75kg) used his accurate right jab to outscore Mchunu (89.70kg) through the first four rounds. The much shorter Mchunu fought the wrong fight as failed to get in close and score to the body and battled with Oosthuizen’s style However, as Oosthuizen began to tire in the later rounds Mchunu began to score with the right jab and caught him with some solid shots to the chin and head on occasions. Even though Mchunu managed to close the gap it was not enough as Oosthuizen won the fight against the odds despite his long absence from the ring and personal problems. It is now possible that Oosthuizen will challenge fellow South African Kevin Lerena for his IBO cruiserweight belt.

Ryno Liebenberg proved too strong for Alfonso Tissen and won on a fifth round stoppage against the gutsy Alfonso Tissen to claim the vacant African Boxing Union super-middleweight title. Time was 1:48.

By Ron Jackson Using his height and reach to full advantage, Tommy Oosthuizen scored a majority 12 round points decision over Thabiso Mchunu to claim the African Boxing Union cruiserweight…
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Juarez beats Sanchez, move closer to title shot

Super bantamweight contender César “Corazón” Juárez (23-6, 17 KOs) did all he could to stop Jorge “Búfalo” Sanchez (19-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night, but in the end he had to settle for a ten round unanimous decision victory at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. The judges’ scorecards favored Juarez 99-91, 100-90 and 98-92, as he continued his drive for another world title shot.

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“I was a little frustrated not to knock out the Panamanian,” said Juarez. “I was surprised that he took all my power shots, but the important thing is that we won and we’ll go for the world title eliminator!”

Super bantamweight contender César “Corazón” Juárez (23-6, 17 KOs) did all he could to stop Jorge “Búfalo” Sanchez (19-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night, but in the end he had…
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Kingry Garcia struggles to maj. decision win

Unbeaten WBO #4, WBA #9 junior lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia piled up an early lead. Morales rocked Garcia in rounds seven and eight, but it was too little too late. Scores were 98-92, 95-95, 98-92.

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Photo: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Ryan Garcia: “Morales a great fighter, and this fight showed me what I need to work on. I felt it was closer than what the scorecards had. It was a great fight. I felt I could have done more. I got a little winded by the end, but Morales came to fight. I’m young, and time is on my side. I will work on my craft and will be ready for anybody. Much respect goes to Morales. He was a game fighter.”

Carlos Morales: “He [Garcia] was holding too much. Overall I feel I gave a good performance. He was a tough opponent. He’s young and fast. He has some pop, but he doesn’t hit that hard. I felt I won the fight.” Continue reading “Kingry Garcia struggles to maj. decision win”

Unbeaten WBO #4, WBA #9 junior lightweight Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Carlos “The Solution” Morales (17-3-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night…
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“Melo” Lopez beats Cardenas for NABA title

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (16-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Jose Cardenas (16-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico to win the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) NABA title on Friday night at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cardenas gave Lopez his toughest test as a professional. He never hurt Lopez but showed him a lot of different angles with his movement. Lopez was the aggressor throughout the bout and showed he could go ten strong rounds applying pressure and cutting off the distance. The official scores were 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all for Lopez. Continue reading ““Melo” Lopez beats Cardenas for NABA title”

Unbeaten world-ranked bantamweight Melvin “Melo” Lopez (16-0, 10 KOs) of Nicaragua decisioned Jose Cardenas (16-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico to win the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) NABA title on…
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51-0 Menayothin shatters Floyd’s 50-0 mark

World Boxing Council minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin defeated Pedro Taduran by decision in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, to retain his belt for the tenth time and break Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 career record. Menayothin started slowly in the first two rounds, but little by little he started to dominate the fight. At end of the fourth round, WBC’s open scoring was revealed, and the champion was ahead by 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.

The referee deducted a point from Taduran during the eighth round. He had previously been warned to keep his punches up but it represented a serious setback for a fighter who already knew he was appreciably behind on the scorecards. At the end of the eighth round, the open scoring had the fight in Wanheng’s favor 78-74 twice and 79-74. It meant Taduran would need to win all four of the remaining rounds just to secure a draw, but the experience of the seasoned champion made a significant difference.

The final tallies were 115-111, 118-108 and 117-110, all in favor of Menayothin.

World Boxing Council minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin defeated Pedro Taduran by decision in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, to retain his belt for the tenth time and break Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 career…
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Villalobos defeats Jimenez in Portland

Report and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra

Pitching a shutout over seven rounds, undefeated Pacific Northwest Jr. middleweight prospect Steven “Hands of Gold” Villalobos (10-0-1, 8 KOs) added his tenth win as a pro on Saturday night at the Jackson Armory in Portland, Oregon, defeating Eagle pass, Texas’ Lionel Jimenez (5-24-1, 4 KOs) by unanimous decision.
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In the main event of the 2Pound Sports &Entertainment card, Villalobos controlled the fight throughout with steady pressure, claiming every round on all three judges’ scorecards. Continue reading “Villalobos defeats Jimenez in Portland”

Report and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Pitching a shutout over seven rounds, undefeated Pacific Northwest Jr. middleweight prospect Steven “Hands of Gold” Villalobos (10-0-1, 8 KOs) added his tenth win…
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Pedraza dethrones Beltran for WBO lightweight belt

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In a mild upset, quick-fisted Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, 134.4, defeated the popular WBO lightweight champion Raymundo Beltran, 134.6, scoring a unanimous decision over twelve rounds.
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Pedraza boxed beautifully in the early rounds but the pressure of Beltran seemed to wear the quick boxer down by round six and Beltran began to close the gap. But Pedraza found his second wind in round nine and sealed the deal with a knockdown of the champion in round eleven courtesy of a picture perfect left uppercut. With the win Pedraza improves to 25-1, 12 KOs while Beltran slips to 35-8-1, 21 KOs.

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By David Finger at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In a mild upset, quick-fisted Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, 134.4, defeated the popular WBO lightweight champion Raymundo Beltran, 134.6, scoring a…
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Dogboe obliterates Otake in one

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe, 121, made short work of his Japanese challenger, destroying Hidenori Otake, 121.4, in the opening round on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
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Dogboe started cautiously but as soon as he opened up he found a home for his uppercut and left hook. A picture perfect left hook upstairs sent Otake to the canvas and the Japanese challenger never fully recovered. Otake was dropped a second time with an overhand right and took a beating before referee Chris Flores waved it off at 2:18. With the win Dogboe improves to 20-0, 14 KOs while Otake falls to 31-3-3, 14 KOs.

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By David Finger at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Undefeated WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe, 121, made short work of his Japanese challenger, destroying Hidenori Otake, 121.4, in the opening…
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Canelo’s Brother wins in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano/Zanfer

Middleweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-6-3, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Nicolás Luques (15-5, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio de Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City.
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Scores were 97-92, 96-93 and 98-91 for Alvarez, who is the older brother of boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Alvarez dropped Luques in round three and almost stopped him, however, the action slowed after that. Continue reading “Canelo’s Brother wins in Mexico City”

Photos: Pablo Lozano/Zanfer Middleweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (27-6-3, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Nicolás Luques (15-5, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio de Trabajadores…
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Undercard Results from Glendale, Arizona

By David Finger at ringside

In a walkout bout after the main event undefeated super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr., 141.6, dominated Luis Solis, 142, before the ringside physican stopped the fight in the corner after round five due to the severe swelling around the right eye of Solis. Barboza dominated the fight with his jab and had the eye closing early and by round four it was clear that Solis was on borrowed time as the eye rapidly swelled shut. With the win Barboza improves to 19-0, 7 KOs while Solis falls to 23-10-4, 20 KOs. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Glendale, Arizona”

By David Finger at ringside In a walkout bout after the main event undefeated super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr., 141.6, dominated Luis Solis, 142, before the ringside physican stopped the…
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Watanabe wins Japanese interim 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Awkward but powerful southpaw Akinori Watanabe (37-7, 31 KOs), 154, seized the vacant Japanese interim 154-pound belt when he withstood the opening attack of JBC#2 Ryosuke Maruki (15-6-1, 10 KOs), 154, pinned him to the corner, floored him with a flurry of punches and finally halted him at 2:51 of the first round in a scheduled ten on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Having been demolished by unbeaten Russian Magomed Kurbanov in Ekaterinburg, Russia, last December, Watanabe, a muscular southpaw puncher, scored a decision win over Thailander Niwat Kongkan this April. Due to regular champ Hiroyuki Shindo’s injury, the JBC sanctioned an interim title bout during his recess between the top two contenders of the super-welter category. Continue reading “Watanabe wins Japanese interim 154lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Awkward but powerful southpaw Akinori Watanabe (37-7, 31 KOs), 154, seized the vacant Japanese interim 154-pound belt when he withstood the opening attack…
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Truax stops Pena in ring return

Fighting as a light heavyweight, former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Fabiano Pena (15-11-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bout was halted after Truax dropped Pena with an uppercut in round three. Pena beat the count, but was deemed unable to continue. It was True’ first bout since losing the IBF belt to James DeGale in April.

Fighting as a light heavyweight, former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Fabiano Pena (15-11-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Ormond tops Ashie in Glasgow

Former WBO Euro lightweight beltholder Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (26-5, 13 KOs) scored a razor-thin ten round decision over WBO #14-ranked George Ashie (28-5-1, 20 KOs) on Friday night at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. The score was 95-94 for Ormond.

Former WBO Euro lightweight beltholder Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (26-5, 13 KOs) scored a razor-thin ten round decision over WBO #14-ranked George Ashie (28-5-1, 20 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Akhmadaliev wins WBA IC belt, keeps streak going

Before a sold-out crowd of 1,242 on Thursday evening, Uzbekistan’s 2012 Olympian Bronze medal winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev stopped Chilean’s Ramon Contreras with a vicious shot to the liver at 1:20 of the first round to win the WBA intercontinental super bantamweight championship on Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. In what was a very competitive first minute, Contreras (15-7, 6 KOs) was mixing it up before a big left hook caught the Chilean, who then dropped to the canvas and was counted out by referee Thomas Taylor. Akhmadaliev now goes to 4-0, 3 KOs. Fight Club OC returns to The Hangar on Thursday, October 11th.

Before a sold-out crowd of 1,242 on Thursday evening, Uzbekistan’s 2012 Olympian Bronze medal winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev stopped Chilean’s Ramon Contreras with a vicious shot to the liver at 1:20…
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World-ranked Bryan De Gracia stops Edinson Torres

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian World ranked featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (24-1-1, 20 KOs) dominated Venezuelan Edinson “El Guapito” Torres Jr. (10-1, 6 KOs) and won by TKO at 1:58 of round four in the main event of the “Poder Fulminante” card presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo at Fantastic Casino in Albrook Mall, Panama.
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De Gracia, currently ranked by WBC #11, WBA #9 and IBF #13 put pressure on the previously undefeated Torres in every round of the scheduled ten, landing powerful body shots which sent his opponent to the canvas in round three and twice in round four when referee Gustavo Padilla decided to stop the uneven fight.

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian World ranked featherweight Bryan “La Roca” De Gracia (24-1-1, 20 KOs) dominated Venezuelan Edinson “El Guapito” Torres Jr. (10-1, 6 KOs) and won by TKO at…
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Ergashev wins again, calls out Brandon Rios

Undefeated junior welterweight slugger Shohjahon “Shoh” Ergashev notched another dominating victory on Sunday night, in front of a packed house at the Korston Club Hotel Moscow, in Moscow, Russia, as he demolished opponent Juma Waswa in four one-sided rounds.

Fighting in the 10-round main event, Uzbekistan-born southpaw Ergashev (now 13-0, 12 KOs) was even able to drop Uganda’s Waswa for the first and second times ever, before stopping him the first time in his career. Continue reading “Ergashev wins again, calls out Brandon Rios”

Undefeated junior welterweight slugger Shohjahon “Shoh” Ergashev notched another dominating victory on Sunday night, in front of a packed house at the Korston Club Hotel Moscow, in Moscow, Russia, as…
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Arnold Khegai still undefeated

Ethnic Korean, Ukrainian-born junior featherweight slugger Arnold Khegai stayed undefeated on Sunday, August 19, with an impressive two-round stoppage over Uganda’s Mudde Robinson Ntambi at the Korston Club Hotel Moscow, in Moscow, Russia. The IBF #13-rated Khegai (13-0-1, 9 KOs) utilized his monstrous strength and power to score two knockdowns in the second round, sending Ntambi (23-6-1, 7 KOs) through the ropes and forcing the referee to stop the fight. Continue reading “Arnold Khegai still undefeated”

Ethnic Korean, Ukrainian-born junior featherweight slugger Arnold Khegai stayed undefeated on Sunday, August 19, with an impressive two-round stoppage over Uganda’s Mudde Robinson Ntambi at the Korston Club Hotel Moscow,…
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Walters hands Marriaga first loss

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian super featherweight Eric Walters (12-3-1, 6 KOs) dominated almost every round and dropped previously undefeated Colombian Eduar Marriaga (12-1, 9 KOs) in round four to claim the WBA Fedecentro championship on the main event of the Zona Box 2 card at Los Andes Mall in San Miguelito, Panama.
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Walters used his reach and speed to edge an aggressive Marriaga in almost all the 9 rounds to win a unanimous decision with two scorecards of 88-82 and a 90-80. Continue reading “Walters hands Marriaga first loss”

By Héctor Villarreal Panamanian super featherweight Eric Walters (12-3-1, 6 KOs) dominated almost every round and dropped previously undefeated Colombian Eduar Marriaga (12-1, 9 KOs) in round four to claim…
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Browne stops Lamptey

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world championship challenger Tommy Browne (39-7-2, 16 KOs) stopped Ebenezer Lantei Lamptey (29-4, 22 KOs) of Ghana at the K Ranch Arena, Mt Hunter, NSW, Australia on Sunday. Browne controlled rounds one and two as he connected with accurate combinations and referee Justin Kennedy crowned the Australian light middleweight at 1:39. Browne challenged In Jin Chi for the WBC featherweight crown and Chris John for the WBA featherweight crown in 2005. Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine stopped Browne in two rounds in March. Lamptey previously visited Australia in 2013 losing to Chad Bennett in five rounds. Promoter was Paul Druce.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world championship challenger Tommy Browne (39-7-2, 16 KOs) stopped Ebenezer Lantei Lamptey (29-4, 22 KOs) of Ghana at the K Ranch Arena,…
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Landeros remains unbeaten

Last Friday, undefeated bantamweight prospect Joseph “El Tigre” Landeros (14-0, 14 KOs) kept his unblemished record and knockout streak alive as he stopped Luis Manuel “Grillo” Macias (10-8-2), in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico as part of “Noches de Boxeo” card, presented by two-time ex world Champion, Raul “Jibaro” Perez of Jibaro Boxing Promotions. Continue reading “Landeros remains unbeaten”

Last Friday, undefeated bantamweight prospect Joseph “El Tigre” Landeros (14-0, 14 KOs) kept his unblemished record and knockout streak alive as he stopped Luis Manuel “Grillo” Macias (10-8-2), in Tijuana,…
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