Guerrero returns Saturday

Multiple-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (34-6-1, 19 KOs) returns to the ring to battle Hevinson Herrera (24-16-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout, while former featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs) duels Carlos Padilla (16-9-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout to lead a packed undercard on Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The 15-bout event is headlined by WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter making his first title defense in primetime on FOX against mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas. Continue reading “Guerrero returns Saturday”

Multiple-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (34-6-1, 19 KOs) returns to the ring to battle Hevinson Herrera (24-16-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout, while former featherweight world…
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Dubois vows to “put it on” Cojanu

Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois is completely unfazed by the prediction of Razvan Cojanu that Friday night’s encounter at the Royal Albert Hall will not end well for him and invited his opponent to back up his words in the ring.

“It is a good fight for me and I am looking forward to it, I am looking forward to being back in there and seeing if he can do what he says he is going to,” responded Dubois ahead of the ESPN+ clash. “We will see if he can back up his words and we will see if he is a man of his word. Continue reading “Dubois vows to “put it on” Cojanu”

Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois is completely unfazed by the prediction of Razvan Cojanu that Friday night’s encounter at the Royal Albert Hall will not end well for him and invited…
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Oscar: Canelo-Floyd a $1.5 billion fight

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Canelo Alvarez says he’s dead serious about setting up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather — and his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, says Floyd has more than a BILLION reasons to make it happen. “If Floyd Mayweather decides to come back, a fight with him and Canelo could be a $1.5 billion fight,” Oscar tells TMZ Sports.

Of course, Canelo and Floyd initially fought in 2013 — with Floyd dominating the then-23-year-old rising star. Floyd got a $41 million guarantee for that fight, which was a record payday at the time. But, things have changed in a BIG way since then. Mayweather claims he made more than $300 MILLION per fight for his bouts with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor. Continue reading “Oscar: Canelo-Floyd a $1.5 billion fight”

By TMZSports.com Canelo Alvarez says he’s dead serious about setting up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather — and his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, says Floyd has more than a…
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Hooker: LesPierre is going down

WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) says he’ll bring the heat early and send a big statement to the rest of the division when he defends his world title against Mikkel LesPierre (21-0-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

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“What do I know about Mikkel? He’s going down on March 9, that’s all I know,” said Hooker. “He’ll be a little nervous and jittery. I’ll pop him with a hard jab early to see where his mind is. I’ll be looking in his eyes when I hit him to see how he reacts like, ‘god damn!’ or ‘OK, bring it’ – that will tell me what he’s going to be like the whole fight, if he’s there to win and be great, or just there to collect the check. Continue reading “Hooker: LesPierre is going down”

WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) says he’ll bring the heat early and send a big statement to the rest of the division when he defends his…
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WBC headed to Texas

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman will join a diverse group of Texas officials at a press conference today at the Texas Capitol press room in Austin, Texas. The Lone Star State is one of the most important jurisdictions in boxing and the WBC will announce a variety of activities to promote health and well being through social responsibility programs.

Legendary champion Erik Morales, WBC Amateur advisor Joel Campuzano and other members of the organization will work together with Texas boxing authorities through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

The WBC will also publicly present the WBC Diamond Belt which will be awarded to the winner of the mega-fight between Mikey García and Errol Spence Jr. on March 16th in Dallas Texas (AT&T Stadium).

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman will join a diverse group of Texas officials at a press conference today at the Texas Capitol press room in Austin, Texas. The Lone…
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Higgins: Parker will fight Chisora anywhere

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is still hopeful that a bout with WBC #13 Derek Chisora can still happen. “Joseph Parker has shown he is willing to fight anyone, anywhere, any time on the right deal, but the terms have to be fair. No, Haye disregards those facts,” said Parker’s promoter David Higgins.

“I think they thought they could get an unfair advantage again by leaving Joe with a jet-lagged, short camp. That’s not going to happen under my watch. The message to British boxing is ‘fight fair.’ Derek Chisora should give Joseph a fair and decent camp. We’ll fight Chisora anywhere, anytime, but we want at least a nine or 10-week camp, and fair terms.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is still hopeful that a bout with WBC #13 Derek Chisora can still happen. “Joseph Parker has…
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Luis Ortiz: I still have it at 40

Heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, who turns 40 this month, says he’s not slowing down. “Every heavyweight out there should know that I still have it at 40. Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, I’m ready,” he proclaimed after a tougher than anticipated bout with Christian Hammer on Saturday night in Brooklyn.

“The fight wasn’t what I was expecting,” said Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs). “It was a hard fight and my corner really had to work with me. It was a hard fight. After I got the rhythm, I heated up a little bit…I fought a fight that I hadn’t for years, which is box and work. So I’m not disappointed I didn’t knock him out. I showed some of my boxing skills tonight.”

Heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, who turns 40 this month, says he’s not slowing down. “Every heavyweight out there should know that I still have it at 40. Anthony…
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World rated Matias remains unbeaten

Unbeaten WBA #12, WBC #13, IBF #13 super lightweight Subriel Matias (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Wilberth López (23-11, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Tomás Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

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Unbeaten super lightweight Jovanie “Lobito” Santiago (12-0, 8 KOs) won by seven round technical decision over former world title challenger Ivan Cano (25-9-2, 15 KOs). The bout was stopped by the referee in round seven due to a cut suffered by Santiago that was caused by an accidental headbutt. Scores were 68-65 twice and 67-66. Continue reading “World rated Matias remains unbeaten”

Unbeaten WBA #12, WBC #13, IBF #13 super lightweight Subriel Matias (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Wilberth López (23-11, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Wilson batters Perez, scores stoppage

By Ricardo Ibarra

Rebounding from his lone professional defeat, cruiserweight Mike “White Delight” Wilson (20-1, 9 KOs) claimed a seventh round TKO victory over Tijuana, Mexico’s German Perez (11-4-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon. Wilson, currently ranked #15 by the WBA, steadily broke down Perez over six rounds, dropping him once before the fight was stopped by the corner at the start of the seventh. Continue reading “Wilson batters Perez, scores stoppage”

By Ricardo Ibarra Rebounding from his lone professional defeat, cruiserweight Mike “White Delight” Wilson (20-1, 9 KOs) claimed a seventh round TKO victory over Tijuana, Mexico’s German Perez (11-4-3, 3…
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Gemino defeats Ornelas in Tijuana

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In the latest chapter in the boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines, featherweight John “Disaster” Gemino (19-11-1, 9 KOs) landed a left hook to the chin of Carlos “Chinito” Ornelas (23-2, 12 KOs) to knock him out at 42 seconds of the seventh round on Saturday night at the Centro de Eventos in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico.
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Ornelas had Gemini hurt several times in the fight before getting laid out in sudden fashion.

In the co-feature, flyweights Maximino “Max” Flores (25-4-2, 17 KOs) and Dewayne Beamon (17-1-2, 11 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. Scores were 78-73 and 76-76 twice. Continue reading “Gemino defeats Ornelas in Tijuana”

Photos: Zanfer Promotions In the latest chapter in the boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines, featherweight John “Disaster” Gemino (19-11-1, 9 KOs) landed a left hook to the chin…
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Fa annihilates Ouatah in one

By Brad Snyder at ringside

WBO #8 ranked heavyweight Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs) knocked down Newfel Ouatah (16-3, 9 KOs) four times in the first round as he cruised to a 2:51 TKO victory on Saturday night at the Voinovich Center in Columbus, Ohio. The win continues Fa’s climb into top heavyweight conversations.

Junior middleweight Jamie Walker (9-1-2, 3 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to score a draw against tough Dan Karpency (8-2-1, 4 KOs). They were fighting for the WBA-NABA championship. There was a mixed reaction from the crowd as the results were read.

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By Brad Snyder at ringside WBO #8 ranked heavyweight Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs) knocked down Newfel Ouatah (16-3, 9 KOs) four times in the first round as he cruised…
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Castano retains WBA 154lb title with draw

By Stephen Hart at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

How can you make neither side happy? See the result of Saturday night’s Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara WBA super welterweight championship bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for evidence.
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The champion Castano built up a big lead early, only to see former champ Lara rally late. It translated into a split-decision draw, allowing Castano to retain the belt. Judge Kevin Morgan had it 115-113 Castano, judge John McKaie scored it 115-113 Lara, while judge Julie Lederman had it dead even at 114-114.

All three judges had Lara winning the final three rounds. Continue reading “Castano retains WBA 154lb title with draw”

By Stephen Hart at ringside Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime How can you make neither side happy? See the result of Saturday night’s Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara WBA super welterweight championship…
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Ortiz pounds Hammer in slugfest

By Stephen Hart at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

This time, WBC #3, IBF #8 heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz had a better night in Brooklyn. Nearly one year to the day that the 39-year-old Cuban heavyweight suffered his only loss at the hands of heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Ortiz bested WBO #12 rated Christian Hammer in a comfortable 10-round heavyweight decision.
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The southpaw Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) showed spry legs throughout along with a stinging jab. The former world title contender did a lot of his scoring while Hammer was against the ropes. While the two-time European champion seemed to be trying to bait “King Kong” that way, the strategy resulted more in a bloody mouth and nose than any points. Continue reading “Ortiz pounds Hammer in slugfest”

By Stephen Hart at ringside Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime This time, WBC #3, IBF #8 heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz had a better night in Brooklyn. Nearly one year to…
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Ramirez shocks De Gracia for WBA gold belt

By Stephen Hart at ringside

Eduardo Ramirez scored a stunning ninth-round TKO victory over Bryan De Gracia for the WBA Gold featherweight championship on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Trailing on two cards in the 12-round bout, the 26-year-old Mexican began his comeback with a right uppercut midway through the ninth that rocked De Gracia (24-2-1, 20 KOs) and sent him staggering into the ropes.

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Ramirez (22-1-3, 9 KOs) wouldn’t let the Panamanian breathe, as he unleashed a flurry that had De Gracia dazed. He wobbled into the adjacent ropes, where Ramirez capped it off with a pair of devastating right uppercuts that brought an end to the bout with 50 seconds left in the ninth. Continue reading “Ramirez shocks De Gracia for WBA gold belt”

By Stephen Hart at ringside Eduardo Ramirez scored a stunning ninth-round TKO victory over Bryan De Gracia for the WBA Gold featherweight championship on Saturday night at Barclays Center in…
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Heavy contenders Kabayel, Schwarz victorious

Unbeaten European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko (32-4, 20 KOs) on Saturday night topping a card billed as “Night of the Young Heavyweights” at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany.

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Rudenko got off to an aggressive start, but Kabayel’s pressure started to pay dividends as Rudenko ran out of steam. Kabayel dropped Rudenko with a body shot in round six and went on to win by scores of 116-111, 117-110, 119-108. Kabayel is rated IBF #3, WBC #8 and WBO #9.

WBO #2 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO against Kristijan Krstacic (17-2, 14 KOs).

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After a slow-paced first round, Schwarz dropped Krstacic in round two with a huge right hand to the head. Schwarz then unloaded on Krstacic, dropping him two more times. Krstacic was counted out at 2:55.

In all, six of the eight bouts on the card were heavyweight affairs. Continue reading “Heavy contenders Kabayel, Schwarz victorious”

Unbeaten European heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko (32-4, 20 KOs) on Saturday night topping a card billed as “Night…
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Unbeaten Gill batters Dominguez

Unbeaten featherweight Jordan Gill (23-0, 7 KOs) will break into the world rankings after tonight’s third round TKO over Emmanuel Dominguez (24-8-2, 16 KOs) at the East of England Arena in Peterborough. Gill dropped Dominguez twice in round three and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. With the win, Gill claimed the WBA international title.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe (9-0, 8 KOs) stopped Tommy McCarthy (13-2, 6 KOs) in round four of a bout for the WBA intercontinental title.

Featherweight Leigh Wood (21-1, 11 KOs) halted Abraham Osei Bonsu (13-4-1, 11 KOs) in round two of a clash for the vacant Commonwealth crown.

Unbeaten Indiana super middleweight Anthony Sims Jr (18-0, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round KO against journeyman Mateo Damian Veron (28-22-3, 8 KOs).

Unbeaten featherweight Jordan Gill (23-0, 7 KOs) will break into the world rankings after tonight’s third round TKO over Emmanuel Dominguez (24-8-2, 16 KOs) at the East of England Arena…
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Saturday’s Boxing Odds

Here are Saturday’s Boxing Odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook.

Erislandy Lara vs Brian Carlos Castano
Erislandy Lara -170
Brian Carlos Castano +145
Over 9½ rounds -360
Under 9½ rounds +280

Luis Ortiz vs Christian Hammer
Luis Ortiz -1700
Christian Hammer +900
Over 6½ rounds -160
Under 6½ rounds +135

Jordan Gill vs Emmanuel Dominguez
Jordan Gill -2000
Emmanuel Dominguez +1000
Over 9½ rounds -270
Under 9½ rounds +220

Eduardo Ramirez vs. Bryan De Gracia
Eduardo Ramirez -150
Bryan De Gracia +125
Over 9½ rounds -380
Under 9½ rounds +290

Richard Riakporhe vs Tommy McCarthy
Richard Riakporhe -105
Tommy McCarthy -120
Over 7½ rounds -250
Under 7½ rounds +200

Leigh Wood vs Abraham Osei Bonsu
Leigh Wood -3500
Abraham Osei Bonsu +1400
Over 9½ rounds -140
Under 9½ rounds +115

Stephan Shaw vs Donovan Dennis
Stephan Shaw -280
Donovan Dennis +230

Here are Saturday’s Boxing Odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook. Erislandy Lara vs Brian Carlos Castano Erislandy Lara -170 Brian Carlos Castano +145 Over 9½ rounds -360 Under 9½ rounds…
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Canelo, Jacobs hit Mexico City

WBC/WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) completed the second stop of their three-city press tour with a full day of interviews and a press conference at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City, Mexico. They clash May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Canelo Alvarez: “This will not be my last fight at 160 pounds. It’s the weight where I feel best. I will be here for a while. I would still like to have challenges at 168, but I’m fine at 160 pounds. All fighters look for the knockout. It’s always spectacular. I will go out there to look for it. But I will train for 12 rounds. If the opportunity for the knockout presents itself, I will take it.”

Daniel Jacobs: “Whether it ends by knockout or decision, you will see a great battle. I can speak for Canelo and myself by saying that we will give everything in this fight. I guarantee that I will not only be champion on May 4, but also king.”

WBC/WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) completed the second stop of their three-city press tour with a…
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Watts defeats Joseph in Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former Australian cruiserweight champion Kane Watts (21-3, 13 KOs) outscored Jayden Joseph (7-2-1, 1 KO) over ten rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria to capture the vacant WBA Oceania title on Friday.

It was reported that while the main event was in progress, an argument developed inside the Pavillion and the men involved left the boxing venue went outside where one man was fatally wounded and two others were also wounded but survived and were taken to a local hospital.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Former Australian cruiserweight champion Kane Watts (21-3, 13 KOs) outscored Jayden Joseph (7-2-1, 1 KO) over ten rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne,…
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Results from Sacramento

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

Hometowner David Melgoza (4-0) breezed to a six-round unanimous decision over Modesto junior welterweight Osvaldo Sarabia (3-2), featuring Friday night’s boxing card of young prospects at the Sacramento Double Tree Hotel. Other results:

Vikash Deol TKO4 over Aaron Hamilton, cruiserweights; Derry Noble UD4 over May Garduno, bantamweights; Chris Washington MD4 over Erick Sanchez, junior-middleweights; Viacheslav Borshchev KO2 over Adrian Ochoa, middleweights; Malikai Johnson TKO4 over Corben Page, featherweights; Sergio Vega TKO3 over Phillip Schwartz, lightweights.

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee Hometowner David Melgoza (4-0) breezed to a six-round unanimous decision over Modesto junior welterweight Osvaldo Sarabia (3-2), featuring Friday night’s boxing card…
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WBO #1 Espinoza stops Nunez

Hard-punching WBO #1 rated bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (23-2, 20 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico scored a sudden tenth round TKO over former two-time world title challenger Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (29-9, 23 KOs) on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Espinoza looked headed to a unanimous decision when he rocked Nunez in the tenth round and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of shots that left Nunez helpless along the ropes.

It was a much tougher “stay busy” fight than customary for a #1 contender with a title challenge on the horizon. The two seasoned pros exchanged with authority over and over, with Panama’s Nunez winning his share of the trades. Continue reading “WBO #1 Espinoza stops Nunez”

Hard-punching WBO #1 rated bantamweight Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (23-2, 20 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico scored a sudden tenth round TKO over former two-time world title challenger Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez…
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Howard rocks Wilson in cruiserweight showdown

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Cruiserweight Brian Howard (14-2, 11 K0s) relocated to Philadelphia last year to re-energize his boxing career. He did just that late Saturday night, electrifying the crowd with a stunning first-round knockout of the usually durable Garrett Wilson (18-16-1, 9 K0s) at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
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Howard dropped Wilson with a thunderous right hand early in the first round as the two cruiserweights came out slugging. Wilson beat the referee’s count, and though wobbly, seemed as if he would make it to the bell before Howard put him down again 2 minutes, 31 seconds into the first. This time the referee immediately called a stop. Continue reading “Howard rocks Wilson in cruiserweight showdown”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Cruiserweight Brian Howard (14-2, 11 K0s) relocated to Philadelphia last year to re-energize his boxing career. He did just that late Saturday night, electrifying the crowd…
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Brunson halts Davis in nine

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Jano Cohen

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, PA state junior middleweight champ Tyrone Brunson, 28-7-2, 25 KOs, stopped Jamaal Davis, 18-13-1, 7 KOs, in round nine to retain his state title belt Friday night. Davis fought tough, but Brunson was bigger and stronger, and controlled most of the exchanges beginning in round one.
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Brunson set a tone for the bout in the opening round. Near a neutral corner, Tyrone landed a hard right that slightly wobbled Davis. He survived the attack, but that punch foreshadowed how the rest of the fight would unfold. Continue reading “Brunson halts Davis in nine”

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Jano Cohen In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, PA state junior middleweight champ Tyrone Brunson, 28-7-2, 25…
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Jarvis stops Cuerdo in one

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian bantamweight prospect Brock Jarvis (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Philip Luis Cuerdo (11-6-1, 4 KOs) at Technology Park, Sydney on Friday to capture the IBF World Youth title. Jarvis attacked the Filipino southpaw from the opening bell and found the range for accurate combinations to the head and body that had his opponent on the back move. Jarvis dropped Cuerdo and referee Les Fear crowned the Australian at 2:59. Jarvis is trained and managed by former three-time world champion Jeff Fenech who predicted his charge will be a future world champion.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian bantamweight prospect Brock Jarvis (16-0, 15 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Philip Luis Cuerdo (11-6-1, 4 KOs) at Technology Park,…
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Weights from Central Point, Oregon

By Ricardo Ibarra

Mike Wilson 205.4 vs. German Perez 200.9
Victor Morales, Jr. 127.4 vs. Phillip Adyaka 128
Chris Johnson 146 vs. Ian King 146.4
Cris Reyes 148.4 vs. Abdul Kamara 143.1
Abraham Martin 186.7 vs. Johnny James 196.1

Venue: Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon
Promoter: White Delight Promotions

By Ricardo Ibarra Mike Wilson 205.4 vs. German Perez 200.9 Victor Morales, Jr. 127.4 vs. Phillip Adyaka 128 Chris Johnson 146 vs. Ian King 146.4 Cris Reyes 148.4 vs. Abdul…
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