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Vasiliy Lomachenko annihilates Anthony Crolla in four

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Reigning WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) destroyed WBA mandatory challenger Anthony “Million Dolla” Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) in four one-sided rounds on Friday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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The fight ended when Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KO) connected with a near-lethal right hook that landed perfectly above the ear of the crouching Crolla, flooring him face first and badly hurting him. The referee started a count but quickly abandoned it and called an end to the fight at 0:58 of the fourth round. Continue reading “Vasiliy Lomachenko annihilates Anthony Crolla in four”

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Reigning WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) destroyed WBA mandatory challenger Anthony “Million Dolla” Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) in…
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Zurdo stops Karpency; Barboza KOs Alvarado

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Reigning WBO super middleweight champ Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) made a hugely successful light heavyweight debut with a fourth round stoppage over sacrificial lamb Tommy Karpency (29-7-1, 18 KOs). In a battle of southpaws, Ramirez easily picked Karpency apart and it was basically target practice. Karpency initially put up some resistance but was visibly outclassed and once this was evident, his resistance lessened as he accepted his fate. Ramirez battered Karpency to the body and head and at Karpency did not come out for the fifth round thus making Ramirez the winner by knockout at 3:00 of the fourth round. With the victory, “Zurdo” likely becomes an instant top five light heavyweight contender, especially in the WBO against Kovalev given Ramirez is still the WBO 168 pound beltholder.

WBO #4 junior welterweight Arnold Barboza, Jr. (21-0, 8 KOs) looked extraordinary in dismantling and demolishing former world champ “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (40-5, 28 KOs). Barboza looked superior from the onset and had no problem picking apart the 38-year-old Alvarado who, despite a six fight winning streak over marginal competition, was a shell of his former self. Barboza, fighting behind a stiff jab, ripped uppercuts and body shots for the first two rounds before hurting Alvarado and putting him down with a vicious right cross, left hook combo. Despite Alvarado going down hard and flopping all over the ring while getting up, the referee seemed intent on allowing it to continue but, fortunately, Alvarado couldn’t even stand straight and was still falling over, forcing the referee to finally wave off the bout. By knockout victory at 0:49 of the third round, Barboza Jr. successfully defends his NABF title and, moreover, proves himself to be a legitimate threat to any champion at 140 pounds. Continue reading “Zurdo stops Karpency; Barboza KOs Alvarado”

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Reigning WBO super middleweight champ Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) made a hugely successful light heavyweight debut with a fourth round…
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Soliman defeats Lucas, announces retirement

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman (46-14-1, 19 KOs) clearly outpointed Mark Lucas (9-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds on Friday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria to capture the WBF middleweight title in what was the Australian ring great’s final ring appearance. Soliman boxed brilliantly to be awarded the contest by scores of 120-108, 118-110, 118-110.
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“Mark Lucas is a former OPBF Champion and was a very tough opponent but no one was going to defeat me tonight in what is my final bout,” Soliman told Fightnews.com®. “Training was perfect for me and what I was doing in the gym I was able to do against Lucas. The referee did a great job and let the both of us fight. Continue reading “Soliman defeats Lucas, announces retirement”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman (46-14-1, 19 KOs) clearly outpointed Mark Lucas (9-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds on Friday at…
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Broadway Boxing Results from New York City

Welterweight Ivan “The Volk” Golub (16-1, 12 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Manuel Alejandro “El Chino” Reyes (11-5-1, 5 KOs) on Wednesday night in the main event at Times Square’s Sony Hall in New York City. Golub defended his WBC USNBC title by scores of 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.

6’7 2016 Olympian heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov moved to 6-0 with 6 KOs with an easy first round knockout of much shorter late sub Brendan Barrett (7-3-2, 5 KOs).
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WBA female super middleweight champion Alicia ‘The Empress’ Napoleon (11-1, 6 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Eva Bajic (14-17, 9 KOs) in a non-title fight. Continue reading “Broadway Boxing Results from New York City”

Welterweight Ivan “The Volk” Golub (16-1, 12 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Manuel Alejandro “El Chino” Reyes (11-5-1, 5 KOs) on Wednesday night in the main…
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Wojcicki and Radovan victorious

Patrick Wojcicki (13-0-1, 4 KOs) retained his IBF Intercontinental middleweight title with a unanimous points win against the tough Argentine Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-4, 13 KOs) Saturday night at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Wojcicki had promised to do everything in his power to keep the title in Wolfsburg before the fight, and the 27-year-old stayed true to his word, dropping Caceres twice, in rounds seven and nine, en route to claiming a one-sided points victory, with the three judges scoring the fight 114-112, 117-109 and 115-111 in favor of the Wolfsburg native. Continue reading “Wojcicki and Radovan victorious”

Patrick Wojcicki (13-0-1, 4 KOs) retained his IBF Intercontinental middleweight title with a unanimous points win against the tough Argentine Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-4, 13 KOs) Saturday night at the…
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Results From Pico Rivera, California

By Miguel Maravilla

Boxing returned to the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California Saturday night as local junior welterweight Angel Moreno (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Alvin Brown (0-6) in the main event. Moreno quickly dropped Brown with a left hook to the body. Brown was up and continued but Moreno’s constant attack, cornered and finished him at 1:54 of the first.

In the co-feature, featherweight Adan Ochoa (9-1, 5 KOs) from Compton, California won a unanimous decision over Mario Ayala (5-5-1, 2 KOs) of Sacramento went the distance. Ochoa had to work in going the distance with Ayala battles for six rounds. All three judges scored the bout 60-54. Continue reading “Results From Pico Rivera, California”

By Miguel Maravilla Boxing returned to the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California Saturday night as local junior welterweight Angel Moreno (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Alvin Brown (0-6)…
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Forbes defeats Teague in Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net

Shaking off over four years of ring rust, former IBF jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (36-14, 11 KOs) returned to the ring on Saturday night at the Clackamas Armory in Clackamas, Oregon, scoring a unanimous decision win over the crafty Tavorus Teague (6-26-4, 3 KOs). Fighting in the main event of the 2Pound Sports & Entertainment promoted event, Forbes had to overcome a tricky and elusive style to outwork the journeyman fighter over the stretch of the fight.
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Early on, Teague, of Paramount, California, maneuvered around the ring well, setting the distance with probing jabs and following up with sharp right hands, all while staying away from Forbes’ counter attempts. Continue reading “Forbes defeats Teague in Oregon”

By Ricardo Ibarra Photos by Mike Blair/Boxingprospects.net Shaking off over four years of ring rust, former IBF jr. lightweight world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (36-14, 11 KOs) returned to…
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Alvarez edges Paz; Campa-Lopez ends in draw

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a real “war” between Mexico and Argentina, super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz (23-9-1, 13 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Sonora Arena in Hermosillo, Mexico.
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Alvarez started the fight aggressively. Paz had his best moments in the middle rounds. However, for the final rounds, “Inocente” pressed the fight and came away with a 96-94 on two cards, while Paz was up by the same score on the third card.

In the co-feature bout, super lightweights Pedro “Roca” Campa (30-1-1, 20 KOs) and Abner “Jagger” Lopez (27-9-1, 23 KOs) met expectations in an explosive slugfest that ended in a ten round draw. Judges had it 96-94 for Lopez, 96-94 for Campa and 95-95. Continue reading “Alvarez edges Paz; Campa-Lopez ends in draw”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions In a real “war” between Mexico and Argentina, super welterweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz…
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Omar Chavez victorious in Cancun

Junior middleweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez (38-5-1, 25 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Andres Villaman (15-2-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The son of Julio Cesar Chavez dropped Villaman in round one, round five and round seven. Omar had taken heat for his recent performances for lack of aggression, but he let his hands go in this fight with his father and brother Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. cheering him on.

In a clash between former world champions, super flyweight Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (30-4-1, 21 KOs) scored a good action ten round unanimous decision over Oswaldo “Gallito” Novoa (14-9-4, 9 KOs). Scores were 95-92 across the board.

Junior middleweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez (38-5-1, 25 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Andres Villaman (15-2-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo,…
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Ricardo Mayorga stopped in two

Former world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (32-12-1, 26 KOs) was stopped in two rounds by pro-debuting amateur star Lester Martinez on Saturday night in Guatemala. The agreed weight for the bout was 170 pounds. Mayorga was willing to exchange, but his reflexes and legs seemed shot. In round two, Martinez stalked the 46-year-old Mayorga and delivered punishment until the referee intervened. After the fight, Mayorga stated he plans to box two more times.

Former world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (32-12-1, 26 KOs) was stopped in two rounds by pro-debuting amateur star Lester Martinez on Saturday night in Guatemala. The agreed weight for…
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Ilunga batters Wach; Parzeczewski KOs Chudinov

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight Martin Bakole Ilunga (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a brutal eighth round TKO over 6’8 former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (33-5, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Spodek in Katowice, Poland. Ilunga pummeled Wach with connected with thirteen consecutive flush head punches in round eight to prompt a referee’s stoppage. The 39-year-old Wach has now lost three straight.

Super middleweight Robert Parzeczewski (23-1, 16 KOs) impressively knocked out former WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitrii Chudinov (21-5-2, 13 KOs) with a right hand in round two.

Middleweight Andrew Robinson (23-4-1, 6 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten Damian Jonak (41-1-1, 21 KOs) winning an eight round split decision. Scores were 77-75, 78-74 Robinson, 77-75 Jonak.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Heavyweight Martin Bakole Ilunga (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a brutal eighth round TKO over 6’8 former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (33-5, 17 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Bytyqi still WBC atom champ after draw

Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champion Fabiana Bytyqi (14-0-1, 5 KOs) barely retained her world title with a ten round draw against Maria Soledad Vargas (12-3-1, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Sportcentrum Sluneta in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

Unbeaten heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen (11-0, 10 KOs) won by sixth round DQ against Adnan Redzovic (19-3, 7 KOs).

Heavyweight Pavel Sour (11-1, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Tomas Salek (9-1, 7 KOs) over ten rounds.

Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champion Fabiana Bytyqi (14-0-1, 5 KOs) barely retained her world title with a ten round draw against Maria Soledad Vargas (12-3-1, 1 KO) on Saturday night…
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Leo, Martinez, Cortes remain unbeaten

Three undefeated prospects made successful ShoBox: The New Generation debuts on Friday night at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

In the main event, super bantamweight Angelo Leo (17-0, 8 KOs) took a one-sided a ten round unanimous decision over Neil John Tabanao (17-5, 11 KOs). Scores were 100-89, 100-90, 100-90.

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“He was a tough fighter,” Leo said. “I’d give my performance an eight. He had a punch. I had to stay cautious in the beginning and take my time and get on the inside.”

Super featherweight Xavier Martinez (14-0, 10 KOs) battered John Moralde (21-3, 11 KOs) from the opening bell and got a third round TKO. Moralde down in round three. Time was 1.11.

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“He kept smirking at me when we first started so I wanted to wipe that smirk off his face real quick,” Martinez said. “So it went from him smirking to him getting serious really fast. I was looking to get the knockout, but in my head I was thinking if it doesn’t happen, just keep working him. But I didn’t have to. I took him out on the third.” Continue reading “Leo, Martinez, Cortes remain unbeaten”

Three undefeated prospects made successful ShoBox: The New Generation debuts on Friday night at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. In the main event, super bantamweight Angelo Leo (17-0, 8…
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Lasisi, Joyce victorious in Dubai, U.A.E.

Unbeaten super flyweight Aliu Bamidele “Lucky Boy” Lasisi (13-0, 8 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Ricardo Blandon (10-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International belt on Friday night at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Blandon dropped Lasisi at the end of round three and Lasisi was deducted a point for a headbutt in round four. But Lasisi floored Blandon in round ten to pull out a 114-111 win on all three cards.

In the co-feature, unbeaten featherweight David Oliver Joyce (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Stephen Tiffney (10-2, 4 KOs) in the seventh round to claim the vacant WBO European strap. Joyce dropped Tiffney in round seven and got a referee’s stoppage at the end of the round.

Local lightweight prospect Majid Al-Naqbi will made his professional debut with a fourth round KO over Vladimir Lytkin (0-3). Lytkin down twice.

Lightweight Sultan Zaurbek (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Chenghong Tao (7-6-1, 5 KOs).

Featherweight Shakhobidin Zoirov, who captured a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won his pro debut with a first round stop of Anthony Holt (5-5-1, 3 KOs).

Unbeaten super middleweight Mateo Tapia (10-0, 6 KOs) stopped Gaganpreet Sharma (8-2, 4 KOs) in the eighth round.

Unbeaten super flyweight Aliu Bamidele “Lucky Boy” Lasisi (13-0, 8 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Ricardo Blandon (10-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International…
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WBO #7 Dunn stops Rokohi in two

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #7, WBA #11 super middleweight Zac Dunn (27-1, 23 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten German Patrick Rokohi (16-1, 12 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled ten round contest with the WBA Oceania title up for grabs at the Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria on Friday. Dunn dropped Rokohi twice in round two and the referee called the bout off. Promoter was Big Time Boxing, Brian Amatruda.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #7, WBA #11 super middleweight Zac Dunn (27-1, 23 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten German Patrick Rokohi (16-1, 12 KOs) in the second…
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Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title

By Ron Jackson

South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh round knockout over Odwa Gaxa at the Indoor Sports Centre in Uitenhage over the past weekend.

Ndwayana 18-4-2; 12 was making the first defense of his title that he won on a seventh round stoppage against Shaun Ness September 23, 2018. Continue reading “Ndwayana recovers from knockdown to retain title”

By Ron Jackson South African welterweight champion Mziwoxolo “The General” Ndwayana had to come back from a knockdown in the third round before he retained the title with a seventh…
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Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the first clash and see him become world champion at The Forum in Inglewood, LA on April 26, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Estrada and Rungvisai served up a fight of the year contender at the famous LA venue last February, with the Thai star edging out ‘Gallo’ to retain his WBC super flyweight title.

Former WBA and WBO king Estrada was hampered in the build-up by a knee issue for the first clash, yet the Mexican ace delivered a fantastic performance. The 28-year-old has recorded a pair of wins since the majority decision loss to Rungvisai, and crucially, has enjoyed a great camp in Los Mochis, Mexico to enter the showdown in great shape. Continue reading “Estrada gunning for revenge on April 26”

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada says he will be 100 percent fit for his rematch with Sor Srisaket Rungvisai – and that will make the fight twice as good as the…
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Late Results from Toronto, Indiana

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border.

In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre, located on the same plot of land as Maple Leaf Gardens. Welterweight Custio Clayton (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a six round stoppage win over 44-year-old former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (51-33-1, 28 KOs), super welterweight Stanyslav Skorokhod (18-2, 15 KOs) knocked out Jose Luis Zuniga (16-4-1, 9 KOs) in the second round, and heavyweight Oleksandr Teslenko (16-0, 12 KOs) outpointed Fabio Maldonado (26-2, 25 KOs) over ten to claim the NABA title.

In New Albany, Indiana, welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison (31-1, 17 KOs) got back to work with a first round knockout over journeyman Bruce Rumbolz (22-36-2, 15 KOs).

It was a big weekend for Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions on both sides of the border. In Toronto, LBP presented a tremendous night of action downtown at the historic Mattamy…
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Kite and Wallace victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Classy welterweight “Banging” Ben Kite (14-4-1, 6 KOs) outscored Michael Whitehead (6-2-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds at the Fortitude gym, Newstead, Queensland on March 30 with the Australasian title and WBF Asia Pacific up for grabs.

Talented Irish born light heavyweight Conor Wallace (5-0, 4 KOs) bombed out Alex Brunetta (2-8) in round one of a scheduled six. Continue reading “Kite and Wallace victorious”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Classy welterweight “Banging” Ben Kite (14-4-1, 6 KOs) outscored Michael Whitehead (6-2-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds at the Fortitude gym, Newstead, Queensland…
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Garcia decisions Lyimo in Delaware

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Ismael “Tito” Garcia (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over Fabian “The Bee” Lyimo (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in front of a standing room only crowd at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, Delaware. In the co-feature, wildly popular decorated war veteran Stefan “The Freak” Talabisco (3-0, 3 KOs) remained unbeaten with a second round KO over Michael Shanks (6-32, 2 KOs) in a heavyweight contest. The big ten-bout card was promoted by Dee Lee Promotions. Continue reading “Garcia decisions Lyimo in Delaware”

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Ismael “Tito” Garcia (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over Fabian “The Bee” Lyimo (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in front…
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Two title fights end in a draw

By Ron Jackson

Both the fight between Thato Bonokoane and Innocent Matengu for the vacant South African featherweight title and the clash between Brandon Thysse and Linda Ntshingila for the vacant Gauteng junior-middleweight title ended in draws at the packed-to-capacity Kagiso Memorial Hall and Recreation Centre in Krugersdorp on Saturday night.

However, the officials at ringside erred, as in terms of the South African Boxing Act 2001 (Act No. 11 of 2001) as listed on the Boxing SA website – in a championship fight for a vacant title if a bout ends in a draw, each judge shall nominate a winner and the winner of the bout shall be the boxer nominated as the winner by the majority vote of the judges. (Page 84 No 26161 Government Gazette, 26 March 2004 Decision 35) Continue reading “Two title fights end in a draw”

By Ron Jackson Both the fight between Thato Bonokoane and Innocent Matengu for the vacant South African featherweight title and the clash between Brandon Thysse and Linda Ntshingila for the…
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Lemos crushes Paez in two

Super welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez is on the brink of retirement after being knocked out in the second round by unbeaten Argentinean Daniel “Eléctrico” Lemos in the main event on Saturday at the Club Huracán in Tres Arroyos located in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 31-year-old Paez has now suffered nine defeats in his last eleven bouts.
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Lemos (21-0, 11 KOs) began aggressively with no respect for Paez (41-13-2, 24 KOs). In the second round, Paez wanted to trade punches, but a powerful left from Lemos connected on the button sending Paez to the canvas. He beat the count, but was in poor condition and referee decided to stop the fight. Continue reading “Lemos crushes Paez in two”

Super welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez is on the brink of retirement after being knocked out in the second round by unbeaten Argentinean Daniel “Eléctrico” Lemos in the main event on…
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Gvozdyk keeps WBC title with non-contact TKO

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk, 17-0, 14 KOs, defended his title for the first time with a strange TKO of Doudou Ngumbu, France, 38-9, 14 KOs, in round five on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Gvozdyk was leading on the cards when suddenly Ngumbo pulled back in round five, complaining of an injury to his right calf. The bout was paused while the doctor, the fighter, and his corner conferred. After a few minutes, referee Eric Dali waved the fight over, and it was announced that Ngumbo could not continue due to injury. The time was 58 seconds of the fifth.
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At the time of the stoppage, Gvozdyk had landed 47 of 204 punches, while Ngumbu landed 18 of 108.

“It wasn’t what I expected, but I did my best,” Gvozdyk said afterward. “Sometimes this happens in the sport of boxing. It is what it is. My goal is to unify titles. I will wait to see what my team tells me to do next.”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk, 17-0, 14 KOs, defended his title for the first time with a strange…
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Acosta KOs Lopez, retains WBO 108lb belt

WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (20-1, 20 KOs) knocked out former WBC champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (35-9, 19 KOs) in the eighth round to defend his 108lb title on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

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The heavy-handed Acosta was in command all the way and he battered Lopez to the deck for the count. Time was 1:55. This was Acosta’s third successful defense.

“We did all the work that we did in the gym,” said Acosta afterward. “Ganigan came here very intelligently. He knew how to move and how to avoid punches, especially after the first round when I hurt him.

“I want to unify but I also want to get the big purses. I’ve shown that I can knock people out just like the people in the bigger divisions. I’ve had 21 fights and 20 of them have ended by knockout, so I want the big money.”

WBO light flyweight champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (20-1, 20 KOs) knocked out former WBC champion Ganigan “El Maravilla” Lopez (35-9, 19 KOs) in the eighth round to defend his 108lb…
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Wulan, Konno win WBA regional title bouts in China

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Game Chinese puncher Wulan Tuolehazi (11-3-1, 5 KOs) acquired the vacant WBA international flyweight belt by defeating previously unbeaten Japanese ex-amateur star Ryota Yamauchi (4-1, 4 KOs) by a unanimous decision (115-112, 117-109 twice) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Shanghai, China.
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It was a very exciting give-and-take affair with Wulan dropping Yamauchi with a vicious right uppercut in the third and the Japanese decking the Chinese with a wicked left hook to the belly in the sixth. Since then, Wulan outpunched the winning mixer with more accurate countering shots down the stretch. Continue reading “Wulan, Konno win WBA regional title bouts in China”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Game Chinese puncher Wulan Tuolehazi (11-3-1, 5 KOs) acquired the vacant WBA international flyweight belt by defeating previously unbeaten Japanese ex-amateur star Ryota…
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