Hawton receives WBC belt in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton (9-2, 3 KOs) was presented with the WBC interim female atomweight championship by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman in Mexico City. Hawton scored a fifth round TKO over late sub Lorraine Villalobos (2-2) on December 8.
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“We are very happy that Hawton is a new WBC champion,” Sulaiman said. “We know her career and popularity. We hope we can continue on the main stages and see a rising female star.” Continue reading “Hawton receives WBC belt in Mexico City”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton (9-2, 3 KOs) was presented with the WBC interim female atomweight championship by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman in…
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Pacquiao-Broner PPV undercard

Two-division world champion Badou Jack will battle unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title Saturday, January 19 on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner SHOWTIME PPV event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view undercard will also see former world champion Rau’shee Warren taking on France’s Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight World Championship in a rematch of their 2012 Olympic matchup that was edged by Oubaali. In the opening bout of the four-fight PPV telecast, unbeaten Jhack Tepora will take on former world champion Hugo Ruiz in a 12-round featherweight clash.

In the main event, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will end his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring when he returns to Las Vegas to defend his World Boxing Association Welterweight World Title against former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner.

Two-division world champion Badou Jack will battle unbeaten top-rated contender Marcus Browne for the WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Title Saturday, January 19 on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner SHOWTIME…
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It’s Official: Charlo vs. Korobov

Middleweight contender Matt Korobov has stepped up to challenge Jermall Charlo for the WBC Interim Middleweight Championship live in primetime on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, December 22 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Korobov is replacing Willie Monroe, Jr., who was removed from the main event after he tested positive for a banned substance by VADA under the WBC Clean Boxing Program. The WBC is conducting further investigation into the matter. Korobov was due to fight on the undercard and had been training to fight December 22. He willingly stepped forward when the call came for a replacement for Monroe. Continue reading “It’s Official: Charlo vs. Korobov”

Middleweight contender Matt Korobov has stepped up to challenge Jermall Charlo for the WBC Interim Middleweight Championship live in primetime on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, December 22 from…
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Jaime Munguia returns Jan 26

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) will headline the first Golden Boy Promotions event on DAZN in 2019 as he defends his world title against WBO #3 contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

“I’m thankful and happy with how my career went in 2018, but I’m hungrier and more excited than ever,” said Jaime Munguia. “I want to prove myself against the best. Takeshi Inoue is a warrior. Japanese fighters leave everything in the ring, and Inoue is no exception. His style will complement mine and will make for a great fight. I will put on a show for all my fans and thank you again for all your support.” Continue reading “Jaime Munguia returns Jan 26”

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) will headline the first Golden Boy Promotions event on DAZN in 2019 as he defends his world title against WBO #3…
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Price longing for that buzz of winning again

David Price is desperate to taste victory again after suffering back-to-back defeats against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin and Sergey Kuzmin.

The Liverpudlian giant faces Tom Little on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s hirematch with Derek Chisora this Saturday at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Continue reading “Price longing for that buzz of winning again”

David Price is desperate to taste victory again after suffering back-to-back defeats against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin and Sergey Kuzmin. The Liverpudlian giant faces Tom Little on the undercard of Dillian…
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WBC: Monroe can’t fight Charlo on Saturday

WBC Statement: A sample collected from Willie Monroe Jr., pursuant to the WBC Clean Boxing Program yielded an adverse finding for a banned substance. The WBC feels compelled to provide a preliminary report of the situation in light of the timing of Mr. Monroe’s upcoming bout for the WBC Interim World Title scheduled for December the 22nd.

The WBC’s will afford Mr. Monroe the due process to which he is entitled under the WBC CBP’s Protocol. While the WBC follows its Protocol’s procedures, Mr. Monroe’s situation cannot not be fully and justly adjudicated on a timely fashion for him to fight for the WBC title. The WBC CBP’s ultimate goal is to protect the health, safety and welfare of boxers. Accordingly, the WBC must fully investigate the specific facts surrounding Mr. Monroe’s reported adverse finding before fully adjudicating the matter. Continue reading “WBC: Monroe can’t fight Charlo on Saturday”

WBC Statement: A sample collected from Willie Monroe Jr., pursuant to the WBC Clean Boxing Program yielded an adverse finding for a banned substance. The WBC feels compelled to provide…
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Ex-champ Calleros victorious

By David Finger

Former two time WBO mini-flyweight world title challenger Moises Calleros successfully returned to the ring this last Friday (December 14), winning a ten round unanimous decision over Mexican regional prospect Gerardo Jasso at the “Milo” Martinez Auditorium In Monclova, Mexico. There were no knockdowns in the junior flyweight fight. With the win Calleros improves to 29-9-1, 16 KOs while Jasso slips to 7-2-1, 2 KOs.

In the co-main event Isabel Millán stopped Perla Esmeralda Rojas in round six I. A female flyweight fight.

Also rounding off the card Jose Angel Napoles scored a four round stoppage over Rogelio Manriquez. Edgar Robles scored a second round stoppage over Benito Quiroz while Sergio Mendez won a split decision over Pablo Padilla.

By David Finger Former two time WBO mini-flyweight world title challenger Moises Calleros successfully returned to the ring this last Friday (December 14), winning a ten round unanimous decision over…
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Gone in 18 seconds

WBA #7, IBF #14 super lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev (15-0, 14 KOs) needed just 18 seconds to demolish Nazareno Gaston Ruiz (32-18, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Olimp Theater in Krasnodar, Russia. Ergashev, the WBA Intercontinental champion, put Ruiz on the canvas immediately. Ruiz beat the count, but was brutally battered to the canvas again. “Beast from the East,” one of the biggest punchers in boxing, had a busy year with five wins, four by knockout.

“I want to make a statement every time I step in the ring,” said the fearsome Ergashev. “I am the best super lightweight in the world and I guarantee that the champions don’t go the distance with me.”

Ergashev’s 2018 was so impressive, normally reserved promoter Dmitriy Salita is now dropping some pretty big names in reference to his fighter.

“Shohjahon is proving to be one of the hardest punchers in all of boxing! He stops his opponents in brutal fashion ala Mike Tyson and early Golovkin. He’s one of the most exciting fighters in the sport and he is willing to fight the best!”

WBA #7, IBF #14 super lightweight Shohjahon Ergashev (15-0, 14 KOs) needed just 18 seconds to demolish Nazareno Gaston Ruiz (32-18, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Olimp Theater…
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Campos stops Oliva in 2

RAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) closed out 2018 with another entertaining show for the locals at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. It was the fourth anniversary for Nica Boxing Promotions. In the main event, former WBA regional beltholder Winston Campos (31-6-5, 19 KOs) crushed countryman Moises Oliva (13-12, 6 KOs). Campos was declared the TKO winner when Oliva didn’t answer the bell for round two.

In attendance were world champions Cristofer Rosales and Felix Alvarado, who both showed they are champions outside the ring by handing out Christmas gifts to children after the event.

RAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) closed out 2018 with another entertaining show for the locals at the Gimnasio Nicarao in Managua, Nicaragua. It was the fourth…
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Murray: I don’t want this to end

Martin Murray reluctantly concedes that it is a case of win or bust for him when he defends his WBC Silver middleweight title against the dangerous Hassan N’Dam on Saturday. In what should be a compelling contest at the Manchester Arena, the 36-year-old four-time world title challenger bids to extend his winning run to five against former WBA Regular champion N’Dam and place himself in pole position for a fifth strike at world honors.

Should it not go his way against the 36-3 Frenchman, the final bell will likely call time on the career of the 37-4-1 stalwart from St Helens, who doesn’t see himself embarking on another lengthy rebuild when he has a young family to consider. Continue reading “Murray: I don’t want this to end”

Martin Murray reluctantly concedes that it is a case of win or bust for him when he defends his WBC Silver middleweight title against the dangerous Hassan N’Dam on Saturday.…
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Anderson Defeats Rodriguez in Vienna, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Michael “Slick” Anderson of Newark, NJ won a six-round unanimous decision over Haymarket, VA’s Juan De La Cruz Rodriguez in a welterweight main event contest Saturday night during the T.A.C. Promotions card at Tyson’s Playground in Vienna, VA.

Anderson, fighting for the first time since June of 2015, established control of the bout early as he was able to land continuous punches on Rodriguez. In the second round, Anderson landed a solid right uppercut that dropped Rodriguez to the canvas. Rodriguez beat referee Billy Johnson’s count but was boxing to survive the rest of the contest. Judges Michelle Myers and Mark D’Antillo scored the bout 58-55 while Judge Brian Costello saw the bout 57-56 all for Anderson, who raises his record to 17-2-1, 12 KO’s while Rodriguez falls to 8-13-1, six KO’s and has now lost six in a row. Continue reading “Anderson Defeats Rodriguez in Vienna, VA”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Michael “Slick” Anderson of Newark, NJ won a six-round unanimous decision over Haymarket, VA’s Juan De La Cruz Rodriguez in a welterweight main event…
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Canelo makes WBA history

Photos: Sumio Yamada

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When Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez dethroned WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on Saturday, he became just the fifth champion to hold a WBA world title in three divisions, and the first champion to accomplish the feat above featherweight.

Canelo’s WBA triple crown:

2013 vs. Austin Trout (WBA super welterweight)
2018 vs. Gennady Golovkin (WBA middleweight)
2018 vs. Rocky Fielding (WBA super middleweight)

Can you name the other four? Answer after the break, plus Canelo-Rocky gallery…

Photos: Sumio Yamada When Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez dethroned WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on Saturday, he became just the fifth champion to hold a WBA world title in three…
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Charlo-Monroe in jeopardy

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. had an adverse finding in his VADA test. “All parties have been informed. Premier Boxing, TGB Promotions and FOX Sports are all in agreement of making the best to preserve the safety of all in boxing. WBC will rule on Monday.”

Monroe is slated challenge WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo next Saturday (December 22) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. If Monroe is ruled out, Matt Korobov reportedly could step in as a late replacement.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. had an adverse finding in his VADA test. “All parties have been informed. Premier Boxing, TGB Promotions and FOX…
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Canelo: He made the mistake of trading with me

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his victory Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York newly crowned WBA super middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 34 KOs) talked about his win over England’s Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs). The Mexican superstar took a bite of the “Big Apple” with his knockout victory on his DAZN debut, fighting for the first time at the famed “Mecca of Boxing.”

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“I want to thank everyone. I am happy for this victory here at Madison Square Garden and just happy to win this title,” Canelo said at the post-fight press conference. “It was a great experience for fighting here. I hope this is the first of many fights. It’s an honor fighting here.” Continue reading “Canelo: He made the mistake of trading with me”

By Miguel Maravilla Following his victory Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York newly crowned WBA super middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 34 KOs) talked about…
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Tevin Farmer: I’m the best in the world

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia successfully defended his title by unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca (22-2-1, 16 KOs) of Costa Rica. “It was a great show and another opportunity for me to show that I’m the best in the world. I’m growing, I started boxing late,” Farmer said at the post-fight press conference. “He was pretty tough…we stuck to the game plan.”
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The name of Gervonta Davis came up. “If that fight can happen let’s do it if I can fight him on DAZN. It makes no sense to fight him on Showtime.” Continue reading “Tevin Farmer: I’m the best in the world”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia successfully defended his title by unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca (22-2-1, 16 KOs)…
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Canelo easily chops down Fielding in 3

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) moved up a division to dethrone WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) by third round KO on Saturday night before 20,112 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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The much shorter Canelo went to work right away dropping Fielding in round one with a crunching left hook to the body. Rocky was down a second time in round two from another Canelo left hook to the body. Canelo continued to overwhelm Fielding dropping him twice in the third, finishing him with a left hook to the body. The referee waved off the bout at 2:38 of the third. With the win, Canelo becomes one of four Mexicans to win world titles in three different weight classes.

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) moved up a division to dethrone WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) by third…
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Farmer retains IBF super featherweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia was victorious winning a unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca (22-2-1, 16 KOs) of Costa Rica on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. All three judges scored the bout 117-111 as Farmer retains his title for the second time.

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Starting off fast, Farmer jabbed and countered a slow Fonseca in the opening round. Beating Fonseca to the punch in round two, Farmer landed combinations staying close and digging to the body. Staying close and countering effectively in the third round, Farmer continued to slip punches and outland Fonseca. Continue reading “Farmer retains IBF super featherweight title”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia was victorious winning a unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca (22-2-1, 16 KOs) of Costa…
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Early Results from Madison Square Garden

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former world champion and local favorite Sadam “World Kid” Ali (27-2, 14 KOs) of Brooklyn and former world champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-8, 7 KOs) of Riverside, California went the full ten round distance. A slow pace to start off, Ali and Herrera tested one another with the jab in the early rounds. Herrera pressured in the middle rounds as Ali pumped the jab and was on his feet boxing from the outside. Displaying superior skill, Ali landed a solid combination in the seventh as Herrera continued to press despite getting hit. Keeping his distance and staying conservative later in the fight, Ali out-boxed the always tough Herrera in route to a decision. In the end, the judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92 as Sadam Ali scores a unanimous decision

Super featherweight prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (17-0, 14 KOs) of Victorville, California continued to impress on the big stage under new trainer Eddie Reynoso as he knocked out Braulio Rodriguez (19-4, 17 KOs) of the Dominican Republic in five. Clinched together, a quick check left hook dropped Rodriguez in the opening round. The referee warned Rodriguez in round three for hitting below the belt, later in the round Rodriguez landed another low blow as he was deducted a point, Garcia stuck to the plan as the Dominican showboated. However a hard left hook in the fifth from Garcia did it as Rodriguez was out cold referee Ron Lipton reached a ten count at 1:14. Continue reading “Early Results from Madison Square Garden”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former world champion and local favorite Sadam “World Kid” Ali (27-2, 14 KOs) of Brooklyn and former world champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-8, 7…
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Dalakian stops LeBron, retains WBA fly title

World Boxing Association flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (18-0, 13 KOs) successfully made the second defense of his belt against Dominican Gregorio Lebron (21-5, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the Parkovy Convention Center in Ukraine. Dalakian dropped Lebron three times in round six en route to a sixth round TKO.

World Boxing Association flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (18-0, 13 KOs) successfully made the second defense of his belt against Dominican Gregorio Lebron (21-5, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the Parkovy…
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WBO #1 Hogan defeats Weetch

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #1, IBF #3 light middleweight Dennis Hogan (27-1-1, 7 KOs) clearly outscored IBF #15 Jamie Weetch (12-2, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday at the Exhibition and Convention Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hogan was awarded the decision by scores of 117-111, 118-110, 119-109. The Irish-born Australian-based Hogan will challenge for the WBO light middleweight title held by champion Jamie Munguia of Mexico in 2019. Hogan was coming off a twelve decision victory over Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly in April. Hogan’s only loss was to Jack Culcay in a 2015 WBA world title challenge.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #1, IBF #3 light middleweight Dennis Hogan (27-1-1, 7 KOs) clearly outscored IBF #15 Jamie Weetch (12-2, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds…
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Braehmer returns, gets 50th victory

Former two-division world champion Juergen Braehmer (50-3, 36 KOs) was victorious his first start in 14 months with a fifth round TKO against Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas (33-17-1, 19 KOs) in a super middleweight bout on Saturday at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. In his last fight, the 40-year-old Braehmer defeated current WBA “regular” middleweight champion Rob Brant in a WBSS match.

Heavyweight Christian Hammer (24-5, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Michael Wallisch (19-1, 12 KOs) in a bout for the WBO Euro belt.

In the best bout of the night, light heavyweight Sven Fornling (15-1, 7 KOs) defeated Karo Murat (32-4-1, 21 KOs) by twelve-round unanimous decision for the IBO world title. Scores 116-109, 115-110, 115-110. Both fighters on the canvas.

Unbeaten welterweight Sebastian Formella (20-0, 10 KOs) cruised past Betuel Ushona (36-6-1, 9 KOs) in a twelve-rounder for the newly established WBO “global” title. Scores 117-111, 119-109, 119-109.

Former two-division world champion Juergen Braehmer (50-3, 36 KOs) was victorious his first start in 14 months with a fifth round TKO against Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas (33-17-1, 19 KOs)…
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Ramirez shocks WBO #13 Skeete

In an upset, Diego Ramirez (17-2, 5 KOs) scored a stunning second round TKO over WBO #13 ranked Bradley Skeete (28-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, Essex, England. Southpaw Ramirez dropped Skeete in round two with an overhand left, then got the stop with his follow-up barrage. Ramirez claimed The vacant WBO International title.

World-rated super flyweight Sunny Edwards (10-0, 3 KOs) defeated Junior Granados (16-6-1, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision (99-91, 97-92, 98-91) to win the vacant WBO International jr bantamweight title.

In an upset, Diego Ramirez (17-2, 5 KOs) scored a stunning second round TKO over WBO #13 ranked Bradley Skeete (28-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre…
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Parker steamrolls Flores in 3

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (25-2, 19 KOs) scored a third round KO over Alexander “The Great” Flores (17-2-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. Parker made good on his promise to be “meaner” in the ring. He dropped Flores with a right hand in round three, then finished him in brutal fashion with a barrage of heavy blows.

In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight Junior Fa (16-0, 9 KOs stopped Rogelio Omar Rossi (20-7-1, 13 KOs in the first round.

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (25-2, 19 KOs) scored a third round KO over Alexander “The Great” Flores (17-2-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Horncastle Arena in…
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Zurdo Ramirez beats Jesse Hart again

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WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez hoped for repeat. Jesse “Hollywood” Hart sought revenge.

Repeat won as Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) retained his title by twelve round majority decision over WBO #1 Hart (25-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Zurdo injured his elbow in round eight and fought mostly one-handed after that. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.
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The action reached a crescendo in the 12th round, as Ramirez battered Hart around the ring with one hand for the first 2:30. Then, with the fight drawing to a close, Hart buzzed Ramirez, forcing the champion to hold on to the final bell.

After the fight, Zurdo said he’s moving to light heavyweight. Continue reading “Zurdo Ramirez beats Jesse Hart again”

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez hoped for repeat. Jesse “Hollywood” Hart sought revenge. Repeat won as Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) retained his title by…
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De La Rosa beats Hibbert in Colon, Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

In the main event of the one and only boxing show of 2018 in Colon, Panama, welterweight Fernando De La Rosa (4-1-1, 3 KOs) came from behind to score an impressing technical knockout over favorite John Hibbert (7-2, 4 KOs) on Friday night at Portobello Bar & Grill.
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Hibbert dominated rounds one and two by fighting on long distance but De La Rosa put pressure on third and knocked Hibbert down in fourth to finally punish him badly and force Hector Montes, who wraped off his 30 years career as referee on that fight, to wave it off at 2:10 of the sixth and final round.

By Héctor Villarreal In the main event of the one and only boxing show of 2018 in Colon, Panama, welterweight Fernando De La Rosa (4-1-1, 3 KOs) came from behind…
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