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Nakajima defeats Nakagawa for OPBF 122lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former OPBF bantam champ Kazuki Nakajima (15-2-1, 12 KOs), 121.5, acquired the vacant OPBF 122-pound belt (renounced by his stablemate Yoshiki Takei) when he scored a nearly shutout decision (120-108 twice, 119-109) over Mugicha Nakagawa (28-10-3, 18 KOs), 122, over twelve lopsided rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

Nakajima, a southpaw hard-puncher with a suspect chin whose WBO AP 122-pound belt was wrested by TJ Doheny via TKO route last year, made good use of footwork to keep his distance against the wild swinger. Nakagawa, who previously upset former world challenger and ex-OPBF super bantam champ Shingo Wake to raise his stock, kept stalking the footworker but failed to catch the crisp punching southpaw all the way. For Nakajima, formerly an Ashiya university amateur boxer, it was his third regional belt acquisition. Continue reading “Nakajima defeats Nakagawa for OPBF 122lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Former OPBF bantam champ Kazuki Nakajima (15-2-1, 12 KOs), 121.5, acquired the vacant OPBF 122-pound belt (renounced by his stablemate Yoshiki Takei) when…
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Matsumoto beats Maeda, keeps Japan’s 126lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten IBF#13 Keisuke Matsumoto (10-0, 7 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he survived a last-round visit to the canvas and eked out a unanimous decision (all 96-92) over JBC#1 Jinki Maeda (13-2, 8 KOs), 125.5, over ten see-saw heats on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

The shaven skulled champ Keisuke, the son of former three-time world challenger and now his trainer Koji Matsumoto, utilized his hand speed and quick reflexes, comfortably piling up points almost in every round. He finely sent him to the deck with an eye-catching left-right combination to the southpaw ex-kick boxing champ in the fourth.

Maeda, whose left optic was badly puffed with his absorption of the champ’s sharp combinations, showed his determination as he turned loose and displayed an incredible last surge. Jinki decked the champ with a southpaw left and had him at bay with the bell coming to his rescue.

This fight may be a good candidate for Fight of the Year in the domestic category with each hitting the deck in dramatic fashion. Continue reading “Matsumoto beats Maeda, keeps Japan’s 126lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten IBF#13 Keisuke Matsumoto (10-0, 7 KOs), 126, barely kept his Japanese featherweight belt as he survived a last-round visit to the canvas…
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Holmes, Izmailov demolish foes

USBA junior middleweight beltholder Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) destroyed crosstown rival Marlon Harrington (10-2, 9 KOs) in two rounds on Tuesday night at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit. Holmes dropped Harrington three times in round two to end it. Time was 1:25.

Undefeated IBF #7, WBO #8 light heavyweight Ali Izmailov (12-0, 8 KOs) successfully defended his USBA title with a punishing fourth round TKO against rugged Britton Norwood (13-5-1, 10 KOs). Izmailov dropped Norwood with a body shot in round two. Another body shot knockdown in round four and Norwood’s corner stopped the bout soon after. Time as 1:28.

USBA junior middleweight beltholder Ardreal “Bossman” Holmes Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) destroyed crosstown rival Marlon Harrington (10-2, 9 KOs) in two rounds on Tuesday night at Wayne State Fieldhouse in…
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Saka halts Koibuchi, regains Japanese 130lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

If both are brittle-chinned hard-punchers, it will become such a fight like this. The tide busily turning almost in every round, it was a see-saw bout with each almost stunning the rival each other. Former champ Kosuke Saka (23-7, 20 KOs), 130, regained the Japanese super feather belt as he finally emerged victorious via TKO route over badly-bleeding Ken Koibuchi (10-7-1, 9 KOs), 130, at 0:44 of the fifth round in a scheduled ten on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “Saka halts Koibuchi, regains Japanese 130lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda If both are brittle-chinned hard-punchers, it will become such a fight like this. The tide busily turning almost in every round, it was…
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Alanis TKOs Arena in Argentina

Lightweight Carlos Maria Alanis (13-1, 5 KOs) of Argentina stopped countryman Jonathan Joel Arena (14-15, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Atletico Temperley in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Alanis implemented a steady body attack from round one and it would pay dividends in the second half of the fight. Arena fought gamely and had some moments. Alanis dropped Arena in round seven with a timely body shot. Arena beat the count but a flurry against the ropes moments later saw the referee wave off the bout and Alanis was the winner by TKO7 and the new South American lightweight champion.

In his previous bout this past summer, Alanis went the distance versus world-ranked Liam Wilson in the latter’s native Australia. Wilson is well known for his thriller last year where he nearly upset three división world champion Emmanuel Navarette. Wilson will now face former multi división world champion Oscar Valdez next month.

Lightweight Carlos Maria Alanis (13-1, 5 KOs) of Argentina stopped countryman Jonathan Joel Arena (14-15, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Atletico Temperley in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.…
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Nuñez overwhelms and stops ex-champ Rakhimov

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Becomes IBF 130 lb. Mandatory Challenger

By Boxing Bob Newman

In an important bout that flew under the radar, IBF #3 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and #4 rated Eduardo Nuñez, squared off in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to decide the #1 mandatory position at Jr. Lightweight.

Local hero Rakhimov was coming in off his lone loss 10 months ago- a tough, split decision, title-losing effort against Joe Cordina in Cardiff, Wales. Nuñez, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, was making a relatively quick return to the ring after blowing out Oscar Escandon in two rounds in Cancun last October.

The first half of the fight was tactical warfare as each man tried to gain their edge, taking turns coming forward while the other looked to see what his foe had to offer. By the second half of the fight, Nuñez seemed to be taking over, if ever so slightly. He began to land telling power shots on Rakhimov, who seemed unable to get off the ropes, or was hoping Nuñez would punch himself out. Nuñez was so squared up, that all his punches appeared to be hooks, whether right or left. Jabs were mostly out the window in favor of sledgehammer blows.

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Rakhimov would rally in the ninth, for what would be the last time. Rakhimov got a much needed reprieve from referee Mark Nelson, who called time as he instructed Rakhimov’s corner to secure some loose tape on the glove in the tenth. But that would be it as Nuñez sensed his time had come. He came out guns blazing, raining blow after blow- 20 unanswered in all, to the head of a helpless Rakhimov, who bravely, but perhaps foolishly, never went down. Referee Nelson stepped in to rescue the battered hometowner, with only 15 seconds elapsed in the 11th. Continue reading “Nuñez overwhelms and stops ex-champ Rakhimov”

Becomes IBF 130 lb. Mandatory Challenger By Boxing Bob Newman In an important bout that flew under the radar, IBF #3 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and #4 rated Eduardo Nuñez, squared off…
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Foster edges Nova; retains WBC 130lb title

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WBC junior lightweight champion O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) retained his world title with a twelve round split decision over Abraham “El Super” Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) on Friday night inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Nova got off to a good start, outworking and outmuscling Foster. But Foster took over midway and closed strong with a twelfth round knockdown. Scores were 116-111, 115-112 Foster, 114-113 Nova.

Unbeaten WBO #15 junior lightweight Andres “Savage” Cortes (21-0, 11 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round TKO over WBO #4 Bryan Chevalier (20-2-1, 16 KOs). Cortez badly rocked Chevalier in round four and Chevalier’s corner stopped the fight. Time was 2:17.

Unbeaten featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout against Bernard Torres (18-2, 8 KOs). Carrington laid out Torrez face first with a flush right hand. Time was 2:59.

Olympic heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (12-1-1, 10 KOs) knocked down Moses Johnson (11-2-2, 8 KOs) five times before the bout was finally stopped in round one. Johnson probably took more punishment than he needed to. Time was 2:59. Continue reading “Foster edges Nova; retains WBC 130lb title”

WBC junior lightweight champion O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) retained his world title with a twelve round split decision over Abraham “El Super” Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) on…
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Nontshinga avenges loss, regains IBF 108lb title

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Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (13-1, 10 KOs) regained the IBF light flyweight title with a tenth round TKO against Adrian “Gatito” Curiel (24-5-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorium Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was a slugfest from the opening bell with both trading bombs nonstop. Curiel often backed Nontshinga into the ropes and teed off. In round nine, Nontshinga suddenly rocked Curiel with a left hook. Nontshinga hurt Curiel again in round ten, scoring a knockdown, then getting a referee’s stoppage.

Curiel scored a shocking one-punch knockout to dethrone Nontshinga in the second round last year in Monaco. Nontshinga turned the tables in Curiel’s backyard.

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Former world champion Mauricio Lara (26-3-2, 19 KOs) and Daniel Lugo (27-2-1, 18 KOs) battled to a ten round draw in a super featherweight clash.

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Lugo had Lara hurt in round six, but Lara recovered and hurt Lugo in round seven. Both fighters rocked each other the rest of the way. In the end, scores were 96-64 Lugo, 95-95, 95-95.

Sivenathi “The Special One” Nontshinga (13-1, 10 KOs) regained the IBF light flyweight title with a tenth round TKO against Adrian “Gatito” Curiel (24-5-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at…
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Cardenas stops Picazo

Super bantamweight Ramon Cardenas (24-1, 13 KOs) was victorious when Israel Rodriguez Picazo (30-6, 20 KOs) couldn’t come out for round seven on Friday night at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida. Picazo suffered a badly broken jaw. Cardenas

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, Emiliano Moreno (9-0, 5 KOs) took a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Axl Melendez (7-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

Cruiserweight Efetobor Apochi (12-2, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO against previously unbeaten Lucas Pontes da Silva (7-1, 7 KOs). Apochi dropped Pontes in round five and got a referee’s stoppage later in the round. Time was 2:33.

Unbeaten middleweight Joeshon James (9-0-2, 5 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Vaughn Alexander (18-9-1, 11 KOs). Scored 78-73 3x. James deducted a point for a forearm in round eight.

Unbeaten super featherweight “King” Robert Meriwether III (5-0, 2 KOs) outscored Carlos Rocha (3-3, 2 KOs) 40-36 3x over four rounds.

Super bantamweight Ramon Cardenas (24-1, 13 KOs) was victorious when Israel Rodriguez Picazo (30-6, 20 KOs) couldn’t come out for round seven on Friday night at the Whitesands Events Center…
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Rogava still unbeaten

Former Ukrainian Olympian Tsotne Rogava (5-0, 5 KOs) scored his third first-round knockout victory Friday night at Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California. Georgia-native Rogava, who stands 6’5” and weighs 270 pounds, unloaded a brutal body attack on John Shipman (5-6, 2 KOs), who was unable to keep Rogava at a distance. The referee halted the action when Shipman was getting used and abused by the potentially loaded heavyweight prospect Rogova.

Rogava successfully transitioned to boxing from his world class Muay Thai and kickboxing career and he has greatly benefited from being trained by Hall of Famer Joe Goossen, who has favorably compared him, style-wise, to Tyson Fury because of their enormous size and relatively nimble footwork. Continue reading “Rogava still unbeaten”

Former Ukrainian Olympian Tsotne Rogava (5-0, 5 KOs) scored his third first-round knockout victory Friday night at Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California. Georgia-native Rogava, who stands 6’5” and…
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Fight Club OC Results

By Evan Jacobs

SOCA Fights returned to the Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA for the first show of 2024 and it was yet another great night of fights that had a little something for everyone…four boxing matches, an MMA clash, and even a sword fight!

Yes, you read that right! The event opened with some fine fencing skills on display before a very appreciative crowd. The swords moved swiftly as the audience cheered on this very intricate art form. The combatants showed strong resolve and really set the stage for the action to follow as the evening moved on. Continue reading “Fight Club OC Results”

By Evan Jacobs SOCA Fights returned to the Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA for the first show of 2024 and it was yet…
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Ricky Perez upsets ex-champ JoJo Diaz

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Super lightweight Jesus “Ricky” Perez (25-5, 18 KOs) scored a hard fought split decision over former world champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-5-1, 15 KOs) on Thursday night at the Commerce Casino & Hotel in Commerce, California. After a ten round slugfest, judges had it 95-94 for Diaz, 96-94 and a ridiculous 99-90 (Lou Moret) for Perez. Diaz was deducted a point in round five for shoving Perez through the ropes. JoJo has now lost four of his last five.

The scheduled co-feature between flyweights Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval and Jayson Mama was scrapped when Mama tested positive for Hep-C.

Super welterweight prospect Eric Tudor (10-1, 6 KOs) bounced back from his first loss with an eight round unanimous decision over Luis Ramos (6-3-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 80-72 3x.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Jorge “El Niño Dorado” Chavez (10-0, 7 KOs) outscored Diuhl Olguin (16-35-7, 10 KOs) over six rounds. Chavez recovered from a first round knockdown to win 59-54, 58-55, 58-55.

Unbeaten lightweight Joshua Garcia (7-0, 4 KOs) scored a first round KO against Eric Lozada (1-1-1, 0 KOs). A flush right hand finished Lozada. Time was 1:45.

Pro debuting middleweight Sasha Tudor (0-0-1, 0 KOs) and Josias Gonzalez (2-2-1, 0 KOs) battled to a four round draw. Scores were 39-37 Gonzalez, 39-37 Tudor, 38-38.

Super lightweight Jesus “Ricky” Perez (25-5, 18 KOs) scored a hard fought split decision over former world champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (33-5-1, 15 KOs) on Thursday night at the…
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Gaballo annihilates Pharob in 32 seconds

WBO #1, IBF #5 bantamweight and former WBC/WBA interim champion Reymart Gaballo (27-1, 22 KOs) needed just 32 seconds to demolish former WBA interim minimumweight champion Phai Pharob (35-4, 27 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay, Philippines. A left, right, left to the body combination finished Pharob. Gaballo, whose only loss was to future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire in 2021, is the mandatory challenger for current WBO bantamweight king for Jason Moloney.

WBO #1, IBF #5 bantamweight and former WBC/WBA interim champion Reymart Gaballo (27-1, 22 KOs) needed just 32 seconds to demolish former WBA interim minimumweight champion Phai Pharob (35-4, 27…
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Results from Miami, Florida

By Damon Gonzalez / LatinBox Sports

Unbeaten super lightweight Brayan Fonteboa (4-0, 3 KOs) from Hialeah, Florida, crushed Steven Brabson (3-8, 2 KOs) from Athens, Tennessee, at 0:53 seconds of the opening round on Saturday night at the Miccosukee Casino Resort in Miami Florida. The event was presented by M&R Boxing Promotions.

In the co-main event, super lightweight Hebreux “Smiley” Francois (2-0, 2 KOs) from Winter Haven, Florida, finished off Jaymes Hyder (0-1) from Spokane Valley, Washington, ending his night at the official time 1:47 seconds of round two by way of TKO. Continue reading “Results from Miami, Florida”

By Damon Gonzalez / LatinBox Sports Unbeaten super lightweight Brayan Fonteboa (4-0, 3 KOs) from Hialeah, Florida, crushed Steven Brabson (3-8, 2 KOs) from Athens, Tennessee, at 0:53 seconds of…
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Brooks KOs Izaguirre, remains unbeaten

In a clash between unbeaten super featherweights, Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs) knocked out Jose Manuel Izaguirre (7-1, 3 KOs) in the seventh round on Saturday night at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California. Brooks took over midway and battered Izaguirre to the canvas for the count. Time was :56.

Lightweight Tayden “The Butcher” Beltran (8-0-1, 4 KOs) had problems with unconventional Willmark Canonico (12-4-2, 10 KOs), but pulled away to an eight round unanimous decision by scores of 77-73, 76-74, 76-74. Both fighters were deducted a point for punching after the bell.

Other Results:
Leonardo Rubalcava TKO1 Lyle McFarlane (super lightweight)
Andrian Alvarado W6 Brayan Ramos Armenta (bantamweight)
Hector Lopez TKO2 Rod Sarguilla (super bantamweight)
Jose Bravo KO1 Rico Tartt (super bantamweight)

In a clash between unbeaten super featherweights, Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs) knocked out Jose Manuel Izaguirre (7-1, 3 KOs) in the seventh round on Saturday night at Thunder Studios…
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Sheeraz, Yarde, Noakes get crushing KOs

Unbeaten WBC #4, WBO #5, WBA #11 middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) annihilated WBO #6, WBC #8 rated former world title challenger Liam Williams (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in the first round of a fight for the WBC silver and Commonwealth belts. Sheeran dropped Williams twice and Williams’ corner eventually waved the towel. Time was 2:36.

Two-time world title challenger and WBA #4, WBO #4, WBC #5, IBF #8 rated light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (25-3, 24 KOs) destroyed Marko Nikolic (32-4, 12 KOs) in three rounds. Yarde dropped Nikolic twice in round two, but the game Nikolic made it through the round. The bout was halted after another knockdown in round three. Time was 1:15.

Unbeaten lightweight knockout artist Sam Noakes (13-0, 13 KOs) halted Lewis Sylvester (13-1, 4 KOs) in round four of a bout for the Commonwealth, British, and WBC International Silver titles. Noakes dropped Sylvester twice in round three with a brutal body attack and finished him with another knockdown in round four. Time was 2:10. Continue reading “Sheeraz, Yarde, Noakes get crushing KOs”

Unbeaten WBC #4, WBO #5, WBA #11 middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) annihilated WBO #6, WBC #8 rated former world title challenger Liam Williams (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in the…
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Bellotti defeats Dillon for British belt

In an entertaining slugfest, super featherweight Reece “The Bomber” Bellotti (18-5, 14 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten British champion Liam Dillon (13-1-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at Indigo at The O2 Arena in London. Toe-to-toe action all the way with Bellotti winning by scores of 117-111, 117-112, 116-112.

Returning after 22 months, former light heavyweight title challenger Craig Richards (18-3-1, 11 KOs) stopped Boris Crighton (12-5, 7 KOs) in round seven. Richards dropped Crighton in round seven and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:52. Continue reading “Bellotti defeats Dillon for British belt”

In an entertaining slugfest, super featherweight Reece “The Bomber” Bellotti (18-5, 14 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten British champion Liam Dillon (13-1-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at Indigo at The…
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Zhang stuns Romanov in WBA eliminator

Big shocker in a WBA bridgerweight eliminator on Saturday night at the KRK “Uralets” Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Unbeaten WBA #2 Evgeny Romanov dropped WBA #3 Zhaoxin Zhang in round one and continued to batter him in round two until suddenly, out of nowhere, Zhang floored Romanov face first with a right/left/right combination. Romanov tried to get up but was out of it. Zhang moves to 12-2-1, 7 KOs, while Romanov falls to 19-1, 12 KOs. What a turnaround!

In other action, WBA #14 lightweight Zaur Abdullaev (19-1, 11 KOs) outpointed former WBA super featherweight champion Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (27-6-1, 21 KOs) over ten rounds.

Big shocker in a WBA bridgerweight eliminator on Saturday night at the KRK “Uralets” Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Unbeaten WBA #2 Evgeny Romanov dropped WBA #3 Zhaoxin Zhang in round…
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Teofimo defeats Ortiz in snoozer

Super Bowl weekend kicked off in Las Vegas with WBO junior welterweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) taking a twelve round unanimous decision against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday night at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Lopez stalked Ortiz, who stayed out of range and frustrated Lopez. Ortiz was cut by an accidental headbutt in round seven. Lopez continued to press while Ortiz had little offense in response. In the end, scores were 117-111, 115-113, 115-113. Not a fan-friendly fight.

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U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (10-0, 7 KOs) dominated and stopped former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-6-1, 14 KOs). Davis was fast and accurate, hitting Pedraza almost at will. Finally waved off by the ref in round six. Time was 1:09. Continue reading “Teofimo defeats Ortiz in snoozer”

Super Bowl weekend kicked off in Las Vegas with WBO junior welterweight champion Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) taking a twelve round unanimous decision against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1,…
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Ryan Shaw remains unbeaten

Unbeaten bantamweight Ryan Shaw (7-0, 7 KOs) stopped Vit Y (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in round two on Tuesday night at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw hurt Y to the body, then teed off until the referee stepped in at 1:04.

Unbeaten lightweight Iman Lee (9-0, 6 KOs) and Devon Jones (5-12-1, 1 KO) went six hard rounds with Lee winning by majority decision 58-56, 59-55, 57-57

Super lightweight Terell Bostic (10-2, 1 KO) took a narrow six round unanimous decision over Pedro “El Gago” Hernandez (7-18-1, 2 KOs). Hernandez dropped Bostic in round six, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 57-56, 57-56, 58-55.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Luis J. Rodriguez Fernandez (13-0, 7 KOs) won a six round beatdown against Javier Frazier (8-28-1, 4 KOs). Fernandez dropped Frazier in round one, but the rugged Frazier stayed in there for the full six. Scores were 60-53 3x.

Featherweight Elon De Jesus (6-1-2, 5 KOs) knocked out Weusi Johnson (3-33-1, 0 KOs) in the third round. De Jesus dropped Johnson in round one and laid him out in round three with a right hand.

Unbeaten bantamweight Ryan Shaw (7-0, 7 KOs) stopped Vit Y (7-7-1, 4 KOs) in round two on Tuesday night at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw hurt Y…
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WBC#8 Kobayashi regains WBO AP 105lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Hard-punching ex-champ Goki Kobayashi (7-1, 5 KOs), 104.75, regained the WBO Asia Pacific 105-pound belt as he dropped compatriot Yuri Kanaya (5-2, 1 KO), 105, three times and finally halted him at 2:27 of the third round in a schedule twelve on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been in a boxing team of the same high school, they were more than intimate friends but Kobayashi, two years his junior at 25, exploded a vicious left hook to floor the game senior in the second, and decked him twice more with furious combos in the fatal third. Kobayashi forfeited his WBO AP belt by an upset decision to Filipino Jake Amparo last August. Though aiming to regain it from Amparo in a direct rematch, the newly crowned champ renounced the belt to decline a rematch with the Japanese. Kobayashi looked sharp and speedy enough, and we wondered why he had lost his belt to Amparo. Kobayashi is worth watching. Continue reading “WBC#8 Kobayashi regains WBO AP 105lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching ex-champ Goki Kobayashi (7-1, 5 KOs), 104.75, regained the WBO Asia Pacific 105-pound belt as he dropped compatriot Yuri Kanaya (5-2, 1…
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Ex-world challenger Yamauchi finishes Garde

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Formerly world rated flyweight JBC#2 Ryota Yamauchi (11-3, 10 KOs), 112, impressively scored a one-punch knockout of Filipino Arnold Garde (12-15-5, 6 KOs), 111.25, at 1:16 of the second round in a scheduled eight on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Having failed to win the WBO 112-pound belt via eighth-round stoppage by unbeaten champ Junto Nakatani two years ago, Ryota mixed it up with the free-swinging Filipino banger, and his single short uppercut had him on the deck to have him unable to beat the count. Continue reading “Ex-world challenger Yamauchi finishes Garde”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Formerly world rated flyweight JBC#2 Ryota Yamauchi (11-3, 10 KOs), 112, impressively scored a one-punch knockout of Filipino Arnold Garde (12-15-5, 6 KOs),…
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World-ranked ´Pitbul’ Reyes KOs foe in Argentina

WBO #12 world ranked Tobias ´Pitbul’ Reyes (14-0-1, 13) of Argentina stopped Eduardo Ajito (13-2, 7 KOs) of Peru Saturday night at the Club Deportivo Jorge Newbery, in Galvez, Santa Fe, Argentina. Reyes applied a very controlled offensive attack from the opening bell, mixing both head and body shots on the game Ajito. It was a steady breakdown of Ajito as each round passed. Ajito did not answer the bell for round six. Reyes retained his WBO Latino flyweight title.

WBO #12 world ranked Tobias ´Pitbul’ Reyes (14-0-1, 13) of Argentina stopped Eduardo Ajito (13-2, 7 KOs) of Peru Saturday night at the Club Deportivo Jorge Newbery, in Galvez, Santa…
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Booker beats Vendetti

WBO #14 super welterweight Chordale “The Gift” Booker (22-1, 10 KOs) outpointed former world title challenger Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (23-6-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Vendetta pressed the action while Booker used stick and move tactics. Booker closed strong to win 98-92, 99-91, 99-91. Booker lost his WBC US super welterweight title on the scale Friday.

Featherweight Ricky de los Santos (12-1, 3 KOs) outscored Nathan Martinez (8-3, 2 KOs) over eight rounds to claim the vacant WBC USA Silver 126lb belt. Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.

Unbeaten middleweight Francis “Frank the Tank” Hogan (16-0, 14 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Dormedes Potes (14-5-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC USA Silver 160lb belt. Hogan dropped Potes in rounds three and seven en route to a 80 3x win. Continue reading “Booker beats Vendetti”

WBO #14 super welterweight Chordale “The Gift” Booker (22-1, 10 KOs) outpointed former world title challenger Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (23-6-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night at…
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Benn defeats Dobson, Ammo gets KO

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Unbeaten welterweight Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (23-0, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Peter Dobson (16-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Benn simply teed off for the first few rounds. Dobson woke up midway and got into the fight. Benn remained the sharper puncher and pulled away to a 119-109, 118-110, 118-110 verdict.

In a clash between unbeaten middleweights, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams (16-0, 11 KOs) broke down and stopped late sub Armel Mbumba-Yassa (10-1, 7 KOs) in the seventh round of a bout for the WBA International title. Williams dropped Mbumba-Yassa in round six and laid him out with a crushing left to end it. Time was 2:52.

Unbeaten Heavyweight Johnny “The Romford Bull” Fisher (11-0, 10 KOs) stopped Dmytro Bezus (10-2 5 KOs) in the first round. A barrage of punches prompted a referee’s stoppage at 2:51. Continue reading “Benn defeats Dobson, Ammo gets KO”

Unbeaten welterweight Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (23-0, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Peter Dobson (16-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of…
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