Canelo: My plan was to knock him out

By Miguel Maravilla

Newly crowned WBC and WBA middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) was victorious over longtime champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez spoke to the media on his decision victory at the postfight press conference.

“Thank you all and everyone that believed in me,” said Canelo. “I am happy with the victory. It wasn’t easy. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the knockout. We worked hard to get the win. I want to thank my trainer Eddie and Chepo Reynoso who took me in as a kid and showed me everything I do.”

“My plan was to score the knockout. I had a tough opponent but we got the victory. I am satisfied with the work we did today. I’m happy that’s what got us the win. This is a very important victory for me and my country,” Continue reading “Canelo: My plan was to knock him out”

By Miguel Maravilla Newly crowned WBC and WBA middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) was victorious over longtime champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) Saturday night at…
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Golovkin: I feel I did enough to win

By Miguel Maravilla

Former WBC and WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) spoke about his defeat to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) after coming out on the short end of a majority decision.

“We can say a lot of things but first we have to congratulate Canelo,” said Golovkin. “We can talk about a lot of things. I feel like I’m a champion and he is a champion. I felt really comfortable in there and feel that I did enough to win. I really don’t feel that he fought a Mexican style fight. Nothing special but I want to congratulate him.” Continue reading “Golovkin: I feel I did enough to win”

By Miguel Maravilla Former WBC and WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) spoke about his defeat to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) after coming out on…
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Munguia planning quick return

By Miguel Maravilla

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, spoke about his knockout over Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada. “Here we are happy that we had a good fight. I hope you all liked my performance. It’s an honor to be fighting on Mexican Independence Day weekend.”

Munguia talked about his future and desire to return to the ring again this year. “I expect to return soon. I want to return either in November or December.” Continue reading “Munguia planning quick return”

By Miguel Maravilla WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, spoke about his knockout over Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada. “Here we…
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Lemieux targets Canelo

By Miguel Maravilla

Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada spoke about what’s next after dispatching Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-3, 20 KOs) in the first round.

“To be on this undercard, it’s a good opportunity for me to show what I can do,” said Lemieux. “I had to show that Lemieux is not any middleweight. I am THE middleweight…Congrats to Canelo on his victory. That would be something I’m interested in. I definitely want to fight Canelo. A big fight with Canelo. A fight with Canelo is realistic and a fight with Golovkin is also realistic. Things have changed. I am not the same Lemieux that fought Golovkin the last time.”

By Miguel Maravilla Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada spoke about what’s next after dispatching Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-3, 20 KOs) in the…
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Canelo wins majority decision, takes WBA/WBC titles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both went toe-to-toe from the opening bell. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Canelo.
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Off to a slow start, both Canelo and Golovkin felt each other out as they jabbed in the opening round. Things picked up after as Canelo let his hands go off the counters in round two, Golovkin stalked behind the jab. The Mexican kept countering and wa the busier in round three sneaking in an uppercut that snapped Golovkin’s head. Standing in the center in round four, Golovkin connected with a solid right that caught Canelo’s attention. Continue reading “Canelo wins majority decision, takes WBA/WBC titles”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) went to war for twelve rounds on Saturday…
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Munguia crushes Cook, retains WBO title

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada in three rounds in the pay per view co-feature bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Munguia started off boxing keeping his distance pressing, the champ unloaded on Cook in the final seconds of the opening round. Working off the jab in round two, Munguia once again closed the round strong letting his hands go all over Cook. The champ sent Cook to the canvas twice in round three as referee Tony Weeks waved it off at 1:03.

“This was part of my development,” said Munguia. “I was not as focused in my last fight. But this time I came more relaxed. I was looking for the knockout too much. But now you’ve seen the results of my work. With each fight you will see me getting better. I just want to show that I can get better and that I want to face the best, so I can show that I am the best.” Continue reading “Munguia crushes Cook, retains WBO title”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs) of Toronto, Canada in three rounds…
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Lemieux destroys O’Sullivan; Chocolatito KOs Fuentes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada made quick work of Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) in scoring a first round knockout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A huge left hook did it as referee Russell Mora stopped at 2:44 of the first. Sweet revenge for Lemieux after a bitter feud with O’Sullivan in the lead up to this grudge match.
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Former three-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KOs) of Nicaragua returned to the ring after a one year absence as he knocked out Mexican Moises Fuentes (25-6-1, KOs) in opening up the HBO Pay per view telecast. In the opening round Gonzalez started off fast sneaking in the fast hands. Fuentes was cut on the right eye in round two as Chocolatito was on the offensive backing the Mexican. Staying on the inside in round three Chocolatito kept the pressure but Fuentes stood in the pocket trading. Chocolatito continued to overwhelm the taller fighter on the inside unloading his combinations. A left hook followed by a short right hand knocked Fuentes out cold as the referee waived it at 1:44 of the fifth as Chocolatito scores the knockout.
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Continue reading “Lemieux destroys O’Sullivan; Chocolatito KOs Fuentes”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada made quick work of Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs)…
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Berchelt-Roman set for Nov 3

They have talked the talk. The time to throw down is near. Miguel “El Alacrán” Berchelt will make the fourth defense of his WBC super featherweight title against Miguel “Mickey” Roman on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Don Haskins Center on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Berchelt-Roman and a soon-to-be announced co-feature will stream live in the United States beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo, tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. MDT. Priced at $250, $150, $75, $45, and $35, tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and in person at the UTEP Ticket Center.

“Top Rank is very pleased to be able to present a truly great championship fight between two Mexican warriors in the great city of El Paso, which has hosted so many significant boxing events in the past,” said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Continue reading “Berchelt-Roman set for Nov 3”

They have talked the talk. The time to throw down is near. Miguel “El Alacrán” Berchelt will make the fourth defense of his WBC super featherweight title against Miguel “Mickey”…
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GGG-Canelo undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz (11-0, 11KOs) of Dallas, Texas continues his knockout streak as he disposed Mexican veteran Roberto Ortiz (35-4-2, 26 KOs) in two rounds. Vergil dropped Roberto twice in the second as referee Vic Drackulich stopped the fight at 1:03 of round two.

Santa Ana, California’s undefeated prospect Alexis Rocha (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Carlos Ortiz (11-3, 11 KOs) of Mexico. Feeling each other out in the opening round Rocha and Ortiz boxed. Ortiz was cut on the right eye in round two as Rocha popped the jab following up with a chopping right and attacking. Rocha controlled the fight at the halfway point as he worked the body and continued to land the chopping left. Past the halfway point, Ortiz kept his distance in the sixth as Rocha boxed patiently countering and going to the body. Late in the fight, Rocha looked poised sticking the jab and countering the Mexican Ortiz in route to the decision win. The judges score the bout 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73. Continue reading “GGG-Canelo undercard results”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Super lightweight Vergil Ortiz (11-0, 11KOs) of Dallas, Texas continues his knockout streak as he disposed Mexican veteran Roberto Ortiz (35-4-2, 26 KOs) in two…
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Schwarz swats Fernandez, Deines snags silver

WBO #4, IBF #12 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (22-0, 14 KOs made quick work of previously unbeaten but little known Julian Fernandez (11-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stadthalle in Magdeburg, Germany. Schwarz walked through Fernandez from the get-go, finally battering him to the canvas in round two.

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Unbeaten light heavyweight Adam Deines (16-0-1, 7 KOs) outworked Mustafa Chadlioui (12-4-2, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the WBC international silver title. Scores were 117-113, 118-110, 117-112.
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In a junior middleweight bout, highly touted Olympic bronze medalist Mohammed Rabii moved to 6-0, 4 KOs, after an eight round unanimous decision over 39-year-old veteran Anderson Clayton (41-13-2, 35 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

WBO #4, IBF #12 heavyweight Tom Schwarz (22-0, 14 KOs made quick work of previously unbeaten but little known Julian Fernandez (11-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stadthalle…
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Yildirim edges Mock in WBC eliminator

In a WBC super middleweight eliminator, Avni Yildirim (21-1, 12 KOs) scored a close majority decision over 46-year-old veteran Lolenga Mock (42-15-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. A first round knockdown by Yildirim made the difference in a 113-112, 113-113, 116-111 majority decision. Yildirim now presumably gets a shot at WBC champion David Benavidez

Former WBA super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (28-3, 26 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over late sub Yusuf Kanguel (16-2-1, 10 KOs). Kanguel was Feigenbutz’ second replacement opponent. The ex-champ was originally supposed to face Toni Kraft, who pulled out with an injury. Then Ronny Mittag was to step in, but he got sick.

In a WBC super middleweight eliminator, Avni Yildirim (21-1, 12 KOs) scored a close majority decision over 46-year-old veteran Lolenga Mock (42-15-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle…
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Simms defeats durable Valentine

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

Second 2 None Promotions continued their early success as a boxing promotion with a well-matched Friday night card in Warren, MI at the DeCarlos Banquet and Convention Center. All the fights went to the scorecards were competitive bouts.
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The matchup that had more of a regional Detroit/Toledo feel featured heavyweights that had been known to go the distance in previous bouts. And true to form, Saginaw’s Robert Simms (8-2, 3 KOs) edged a very durable Toledo native in Marquis Valentine (5-4, 2 KOs). Continue reading “Simms defeats durable Valentine”

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Second 2 None Promotions continued their early success as a boxing promotion with a well-matched Friday night card in Warren, MI at the…
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Floyd: I’m coming back to fight Pacquiao this year

Stealing some of the thunder on the day of the GGG-Canelo rematch, Floyd Mayweather posted a video on Instagram where he and Manny Pacquiao hooked at a music festival in Japan. Floyd writes “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure payday on the way.”

On the video, WBA welterweight champion Pacquiao is overheard saying “I have the belt.” Floyd’s response? “I’ll take it from you like I did before!”

If Mayweather-Pacquiao II is for real, it could be competing against the already announced Wilder-Fury PPV on tap for November-December. The first May-Pac fight in 2015 was the highest grossing boxing match of all time. Floyd will now be attempting to match the 51-0 record of current WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin, who matched, then broke Floyd’s record earlier this year.

Stealing some of the thunder on the day of the GGG-Canelo rematch, Floyd Mayweather posted a video on Instagram where he and Manny Pacquiao hooked at a music festival in…
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Robinson halts Amuzu

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Rising Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson scored a rousing TKO over Ernest Amuzu in the main event Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. The end came in round three of the scheduled eight-rounder. It was a sloppy brawl, filled with hard punches and aggressive action.
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Robinson mounted an early body attack which drew the fight into close quarters right off the bat. Amuzu, a heavily muscled Ghanaian fighting out of Prichard, AL, was willing to battle Robinson, but fell short when it came to trading blows. Continue reading “Robinson halts Amuzu”

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Rising Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson scored a rousing TKO over Ernest Amuzu in the main event Friday…
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Warrington-Frampton set for Dec 22

It’s official. Josh Warrington will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22nd, live on an ESPN platform. Warrington (27-0) became Leeds first ever world champion when he upset the odds and defeated Lee Selby in May.

The undefeated 27-year-old will now be involved in yet another huge domestic clash this year when he faces the current interim WBO World Featherweight champion, Frampton (26-1) subject to IBF sanctioning.

“The Frampton fight really appeals to me and it will be another big scalp for me.” said the IBF Featherweight champion. Continue reading “Warrington-Frampton set for Dec 22”

It’s official. Josh Warrington will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22nd, live on an ESPN platform. Warrington (27-0) became Leeds…
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Ramirez retains WBC 140lb title in war

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In a thrilling slugfest between undefeated fighters in their prime, WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs) scored a pair of knockdowns en route to a hard-fought unanimous decision over Antonio Orozco (27-1, 17 KOs) in the main event of Top Rank on ESPN from Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. All three judges scored the bout 119-107 in a fight that was closer than those scores indicated.
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Both fighters started quickly, trading punches to the head and body but it was Ramirez, who couldn’t miss with the left hand, who shaded the round. After a Ramirez left hook caused Orozco to stumble backward at the beginning of round two, Orozco recovered quickly and seemed to edge the next two rounds, getting off a little faster and a little more accurately than Ramirez. The fight changed in round four, when Ramirez dropped Orozco with a right to the chin during a fierce exchange. Orozco beat the count but Ramirez was all over him, with the crowd roaring for a knockout. To his credit, Orozco fought off Ramirez until Ramirez eased up for a quick breather. Continue reading “Ramirez retains WBC 140lb title in war”

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In a thrilling slugfest between undefeated fighters in their prime, WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (23-0, 16 KOs) scored a pair…
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Munguia-Cook: Weigh-In

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The undercard of the Canelo vs. GGG 2 telecast features Mexican star Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs), who will make the second defense of his WBO junior middleweight world title against rugged Canadian contender Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook (20-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round battle.

By Przemek Garczarczyk The undercard of the Canelo vs. GGG 2 telecast features Mexican star Jaime Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs), who will make the second defense of his WBO junior…
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Weights from Magdeburg, Germany

Tom Schwarz 238 vs. Julian Fernandez 220
(WBO Intercontinental heavyweight title)

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Adam Deines 174.25 vs. Mustafa Chadlioui 175
(WBC International silver light heavyweight title)

Mohammed Rabii 153.25 vs. Anderson Clayton 152
Jurgen Uldedaj 199 vs. Morgan Dessaux (FRA / 91,5 kg)
Phillip Nsingi 147 vs. Melvin Wassing 146.75
Roman Fress 199 vs. Jiri Svacina 198.5
Tom Dzemski 174.25 vs. Vilem Farkac 178.5

Venue: Stadthalle in Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: MDR (Germany)

Tom Schwarz 238 vs. Julian Fernandez 220 (WBO Intercontinental heavyweight title) Adam Deines 174.25 vs. Mustafa Chadlioui 175 (WBC International silver light heavyweight title) Mohammed Rabii 153.25 vs. Anderson Clayton…
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Weights from Ludwigshafen, Germany

Avni Yildirim 167.5 vs. Lolenga Mock 165.5
(WBC super middleweight eliminator)

Vincent Feigenbutz 170 vs. Yusuf Kanguel 169.5
Note: Kanguel is Feigenbutz’ second replacement opponent. Feigenbutz was originally supposed to face Toni Kraft, who pulled out with an injury. Then Ronny Mittag was to step in, but he got sick.

Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Promoter: Team Sauerland
TV: Sport1 (Germany)

Avni Yildirim 167.5 vs. Lolenga Mock 165.5 (WBC super middleweight eliminator) Vincent Feigenbutz 170 vs. Yusuf Kanguel 169.5 Note: Kanguel is Feigenbutz’ second replacement opponent. Feigenbutz was originally supposed to…
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Fujioka-Sanchez Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Fast-punching five-division champ, 43-year-young Naoko Fujioka (18-2, 7 KOs), 111, unified the WBA female flyweight belts as he swept all rounds by whipping interim titlist Irma Sanchez (30-8-1, 8 KOs), 111, from Mexico, over ten sizzling and speedy rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. All the tallies were so identical in every round as 10-9, totaling 100-90 in Naoko’s favor by Lei Tavita (New Zealand), Prommase Chakshuraksha (Thailand) and Wan-Soo Yu (Korea). The also good-moving referee was Felin Marsh (New Zealand).
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For Naoko it’s one of her career-best performances, fully utilizing her speed, skills and stamina all the way. Irma, 30, demonstrated her strong heart in withstanding some critical moments caused by the champ’s faster assaults. Continue reading “Fujioka-Sanchez Full Report”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-punching five-division champ, 43-year-young Naoko Fujioka (18-2, 7 KOs), 111, unified the WBA female flyweight belts as he swept all rounds by whipping interim…
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DeLomba wins in Rhode Island

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event of the evening, Nick Delomba (14-2, 3 KO’s) outboxed Chris Singleton (18-6-2, 8 KO’s) over 8 rounds in a bout at super lightweight.
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The event took place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI and was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports. Delomba retained the UBF All America lightweight title with his unanimous victory, 78-74, and 79-73 (twice). Continue reading “DeLomba wins in Rhode Island”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event of the evening, Nick Delomba (14-2, 3 KO’s) outboxed Chris Singleton (18-6-2, 8 KO’s) over 8 rounds in…
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Undercard Results from Fresno

By David Robinett at ringside

In the co-featured bout of the evening, 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (18-2, 10 KOs) captured the vacant USBA junior lightweight title with a ten-round shutout over John Moralde (20-2, 10 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 100-90. It was a solid performance by the southpaw Herring, who looked tentative early but by the second round was landing his left hand with consistent success, both as a lead and following the right jab. Herring started mixing in the left to the body in round three, with Moralde unable to provide an answer other than tying Herring up when in close. Herring nearly dropped Moralde with a borderline shot in round five that caused Moralde visible discomfort, but outside of that neither fighter seemed in danger of going down. An accidental headbutt in the final round opened up an ugly gash over Herring’s right eye but was late enough in the proceedings to have no effect on the outcome. The victory was the second in a row for Herring after suffering his second loss in 13 months last August. Herring, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, also earned the first belt of his career with the USBA strap. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Fresno”

By David Robinett at ringside In the co-featured bout of the evening, 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (18-2, 10 KOs) captured the vacant USBA junior lightweight title with a ten-round…
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