Dubois promises devastating finish

Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois and his opponent at London’s Copper Box Arena, Kyotaro Fujimoto, went face-to-face for the first time at the BT studios in Stratford ahead of their ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ show on Saturday night, live on ESPN+ with the WBC Silver and WBO International heavyweight titles at stake.

Daniel Dubois: I have not looked at him closely because I leave that to my coach and I just keep hard at work in the gym with sparring…this one will be another devastating finish and a good performance.

Kyotaro Fujimoto: I just want to express how happy I am to have such a big chance with belts on the line. It doesn’t come around very often so, when I win, I will be even happier on Saturday.

Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois and his opponent at London’s Copper Box Arena, Kyotaro Fujimoto, went face-to-face for the first time at the BT studios in Stratford ahead of their ‘The…
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Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas on Feb 29

Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia is staying at welterweight. Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) takes on former two-division champ Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, February 29 at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Garcia makes his debut on DAZN with new promoter Eddie Hearn.

Mikey Garcia: “I’m very happy to announce my next fight against Jessie on February 29 in Texas, live on DAZN. I believe our styles are going to make for a great battle and the fans are going to be in for a real treat. Tune in and don’t miss it.”

Jessie Vargas: “It’s a big fight for fight fans, it’s one people have wanted for a long time now. We are giving them what they want to see, it’s going to be a great showdown. He’s a warrior and so am I, we both always go for the win and do anything possible to get it. I really believe in myself and my abilities, it’s one of the fights that will generate a lot of attention and it’s the perfect time to shine and show that I am here to stay – I need to show that I am going to be a world champion again and this is the perfect fight to show that.”

Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia is staying at welterweight. Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) takes on former two-division champ Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, February 29 at the Ford…
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Maestre and Chaves are ready in Barranquilla

Maestre Chaves Weigh In
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Gabriel Maestre 149.6 vs. Diego Gabriel Chaves 149.8
(WBA Fedebol super welterweight championship)

Jeovanis Barraza 148 vs. Fernando Silva 147.8
Jose Sanmartin 122.9 vs. Maikol Beaumont 122.8
Yoel Finol 119.6 vs. Carmelo Marmo 121.9

Venue: Coliseo Sugar Baby Rojas, Barranquilla, Colombia
Promoter: Cuadrilatero
TV: ESPN Knockout (Latin America)

Gabriel Maestre 149.6 vs. Diego Gabriel Chaves 149.8 (WBA Fedebol super welterweight championship) Jeovanis Barraza 148 vs. Fernando Silva 147.8 Jose Sanmartin 122.9 vs. Maikol Beaumont 122.8 Yoel Finol 119.6…
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REVENGE: Horn defeats Zerafa in rematch

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs) turned the tables on WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #13 middleweight Michael Zerafa (27-4, 16 KOs) over ten action rounds to win a majority decision in their rematch on Wednesday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane Australia.

Horn came out aggressively in round one, but suffered a cut over his left eye. Horn continued to dictate the pace as he kept up a consistent attack that had Zerafa on the back move. As the fight progressed, both fighters landed big shots. Zerafa was cut over the right eye in round five.

Zerafa rocked Horn badly in round nine and looked about to finish him, but the bout was halted by referee John Cauchi to allow the ring doctor to examine Horn’s cut. When action resumed, Zerafa continued his assault and then out of nowhere Horn connected with a huge right hand that dropped Zerafa! Zerafa beat the count but another Horn right came in that knocked him down again. In the end, scores were 98-90, 97-92 and 94-94. The WBA Oceania and WBO Oriental title were on the line.

Zerafa stopped Horn in nine rounds in their first bout. Continue reading “REVENGE: Horn defeats Zerafa in rematch”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs) turned the tables on WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #13 middleweight Michael…
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Harrison-Charlo undercard reshuffled

Former champion Guillermo Rigondeaux was scheduled to take on Liborio Solis in the co-feature of the Harrison-Charlo rematch this Saturday on FOX, but that match has been postponed until a later date. In the new co-feature at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, heavyweight Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) takes on Iago Kiladze (26-4-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Also, the new opening bout on the telecast is 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (9-0, 8 KOs) against Rene Tellez Giron (13-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight match.

The originally scheduled FOX opener between middleweights Hugo Centeno, Jr. and Juan Macias Montiel will now headline an FS1 card preceding the FOX telecast. In the co-feature on FS1, undefeated featherweight contender Jhack Tepora (23-0, 17 KOs) will battle former title challenger Oscar Escandon (25-5, 17 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Super welterweight prospect Raymond Guajardo faces Donnis Reed in a four-rounder in the televised opener.

Former champion Guillermo Rigondeaux was scheduled to take on Liborio Solis in the co-feature of the Harrison-Charlo rematch this Saturday on FOX, but that match has been postponed until a…
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Formella, Kadiru kickoff press conference

IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella and unbeaten heavyweight Peter Kadiru participated in a press conference to kickoff the January 18 fight card at the Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

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Formella (21-0, 10 KOs) defends his IBO belt against Roberto Arriaza (18-1, 14 KOs), while Kadiru (6-0, 2 KOs) meets Tomas Salek (11-1, 9 KOs) for the WBC Youth title. The SES Boxing and EC Box-Promotion event will be televised in Germany on MDR.

Sebastian Formella: “The first title fight I had nothing to lose – for many I was the outsider. Now I am defending my title and have something to lose. Now it’s a different story in the preparation and the fight.” Continue reading “Formella, Kadiru kickoff press conference”

IBO welterweight champion Sebastian Formella and unbeaten heavyweight Peter Kadiru participated in a press conference to kickoff the January 18 fight card at the Edel-Optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Formella…
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Fujimoto: Daniel Dubois, I’m going to knock you out

Just four days away from his titanic tussle with unbeaten Daniel Dubois, WBA #13 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto today battled the British weather as he enjoyed the ‘Christmas by the River’ market at London Bridge City.

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Fujimoto then issued a warning. “Daniel Dubois, I’m going to knock you out!”, he thundered. “I love Japan. I am very proud of being Japanese and I will win for them.”

Just four days away from his titanic tussle with unbeaten Daniel Dubois, WBA #13 heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto today battled the British weather as he enjoyed the ‘Christmas by the River’…
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Jacobs says at 168lbs he’s finally at 100%

Daniel Jacobs says he’s a happy fighter now he’s campaigning at super middleweight as he makes his debut at 168lbs against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night, live on DAZN on US and Sky Sports in the UK.
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Jacobs (35-3 29 KOs) closed the book on his time at middleweight in May with a unification clash with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, and the two-time world ruler now embarks on his quest to become a two-weight world champion. Continue reading “Jacobs says at 168lbs he’s finally at 100%”

Daniel Jacobs says he’s a happy fighter now he’s campaigning at super middleweight as he makes his debut at 168lbs against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona…
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Munguia-O’Sullivan undercard

Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KOs) will look to settle unfinished business as she defends her WBC and WBO female super middleweight world titles against WBC female heavyweight world champion Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez (12-0-1, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Munguia vs. O’Sullivan. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN. This fight was initially going to take place in September 2019, but due to visa issues, Jimenez was unable to participate.

The undercard for this event will feature contenders and prospects from all over Texas. Continue reading “Munguia-O’Sullivan undercard”

Franchon “The Heavy-Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KOs) will look to settle unfinished business as she defends her WBC and WBO female super middleweight world titles against WBC female heavyweight…
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A visit that will never be forgotten

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President

We are concluding a great year for our sport and especially for our WBC, since a large number of programs have been achieved in various parts of the world, and what better way to close the year than with a visit to the Holy Father, Pope Francis!

During the private audience of our Pope’s non-religious foundation, Scholas Ocurrentes, we were accompanied by the current heavyweight world champion, Deontay Wilder, who was named Ambassador of Peace through Sports within the BoxVal program of this foundation. Continue reading “A visit that will never be forgotten”

By Mauricio Sulaiman Son of José Sulaimán / WBC President We are concluding a great year for our sport and especially for our WBC, since a large number of programs…
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Ueda wins Japanese heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi

Once-beaten southpaw Ryu Ueda (9-1-1, 5 KOs), 227.75, acquired the vacant Japanese heavyweight belt when he avenged his previous defeat and barely defeated 41-year-old veteran Kotatsu Takehara (15-13-3, 8 KOs), 245.25, by a hairline but unanimous verdict (all 96-94) over ten close rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan.

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It was in May 2016 that the elongated southpaw suffered a fourth round TKO by Takehara in Nagoya, but Ueda, 28, utilized his physique this time and managed to outpunch the more powerful but shorter opponent. This national belt had been vacated by WBO Asia Pacific champ Kyotaro Fujimoto, who will make an ambitious shot at Daniel Dubois in London on this coming December 21.

By Joe Koizumi Once-beaten southpaw Ryu Ueda (9-1-1, 5 KOs), 227.75, acquired the vacant Japanese heavyweight belt when he avenged his previous defeat and barely defeated 41-year-old veteran Kotatsu Takehara…
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Watanabe sinks Sitthidet, keeps OPBF 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Rough-and-tumble southpaw hard-puncher Akinori Watanabe (39-7-1, 33 KOs), 154, easily kept his newly acquired OPBF super welterweight belt when he exploded a single right uppercut to the midsection and sank #8 Sitthidet Banti (12-6, 6 KOs), 153.25, in agony at 1:46 of the second round in a scheduled twelve on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Having dethroned Korean Jung-Kyoung Lee via a come-from-behind tenth-round stoppage in Korea last August, Watanabe, 34, overwhelmed the physically inferior challenger, 28, from the outset and dropped him for the count in the fatal second session.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Rough-and-tumble southpaw hard-puncher Akinori Watanabe (39-7-1, 33 KOs), 154, easily kept his newly acquired OPBF super welterweight belt when he exploded a single…
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Maestre facing ex-champ Chaves in 2nd pro fight

Fast-tracking super welterweight Gabriel Maestre of Venezuela (1-0, 1 KO) is stepping up again. The 33-year-old Maestre, who participated in five World Amateur Boxing Championships and two Olympic Games, returns Thursday against former WBA world champion Diego Chaves (27-5-1, 23 KOs) of Argentina at the Sugar Baby Rojas Coliseum in Barranquilla, Colombia. Maestre will be defending his WBA Fedebol title that he won with a second round KO of then 20-0 Jeovanis Barraza in his pro debut back in July.

The aforementioned Jeovanis Barraza will be in the co-feature against Fernando Silva in a welterweight clash. Olympic silver medalist Yoel Finol, will also fight on the card.

ESPN Knockout will televise in Latin America.

Fast-tracking super welterweight Gabriel Maestre of Venezuela (1-0, 1 KO) is stepping up again. The 33-year-old Maestre, who participated in five World Amateur Boxing Championships and two Olympic Games, returns…
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Nkosinathi Joyi wins vacant IBO minimum belt

By Ron Jackson

In an outstanding performance, South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape completely out-thought and outboxed Filipino Joey Canoy to win the vacant IBO minimumweight belt on a unanimous 12 round points decision at the International Convention Centre in East London on Monday afternoon.

Judges David Parras (England) and Roger Barnor (Ghana) scored the fight 119-109 and 117-111 and the third judge John Rupert (USA) handed in a card of 117-112. Continue reading “Nkosinathi Joyi wins vacant IBO minimum belt”

By Ron Jackson In an outstanding performance, South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape completely out-thought and outboxed Filipino Joey Canoy to win the vacant IBO minimumweight…
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Chavez Jr: I can beat all the 168lb champs

Super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1 33 KOs) has issued a warning to the 168lb world champions that he’s coming for their titles after he beats Daniel Jacobs (35-3 29 KOs) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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“This is the right fight to get me back to the top,” said Chavez Jr. “It’s a big risk because of the activity he’s had, but I am not a stepping stone for him, I am ready and I need to win the fight and I know I have the skills and the heart to win. Continue reading “Chavez Jr: I can beat all the 168lb champs”

Super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1 33 KOs) has issued a warning to the 168lb world champions that he’s coming for their titles after he beats Daniel Jacobs (35-3 29 KOs)…
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Rigondeaux-Solis in trouble?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has reported that the WBA bantamweight world title fight scheduled for Saturday between former world champions Guillermo Rigondeaux and Liborio Solis could be postponed due to visa issues with Solis, a Venezualan who has resided in Panama for many years. He has fought in Monte Carlo (twice) and Japan in recent years.

If things get worked out, Rigondeaux-Solis is scheduled to be the co-feature at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, underneath the WBC super welterweight title fight between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo. Otherwise, the bout would be pushed to next year.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has reported that the WBA bantamweight world title fight scheduled for Saturday between former world champions Guillermo Rigondeaux and Liborio Solis could be postponed…
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Jarrett Hurd returns on Garcia-Redkach card

Former unified 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd will return on the January 25 Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn headlined by the WBC welterweight title eliminator between former two-division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach.

Hurd will take on all-action Francisco “Chia” Santana in a 10-round super welterweight contest in the co-feature.

Opening the telecast is super bantamweight Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton battling undefeated Arnold Khegai in a 12-round WBO super bantamweight title eliminator.

Former unified 154-pound champion “Swift” Jarrett Hurd will return on the January 25 Showtime telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn headlined by the WBC welterweight title eliminator between former two-division…
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Golden Contract semi-finals details unveiled

The semi-finals of the Golden Contract tournament for both featherweights and super-lightweights will take place on the same night. On February 21, London’s iconic York Hall will stage the final fours of the two divisions – live on Sky Sports in the UK and on ESPN+ in the US.

Featherweights include Ryan Walsh, Leigh Wood, Tyrone McCullagh and Jazza Dickens. Super-lightweight hopefuls are Ohara Davies, Tyrone McKenna, Mohamed Mimoune and Jeff Ofori.

The winner in each division earns a two-year, five-fight deal with six-figure purses for each fight guaranteed. The format is similar to the current World Boxing Super Series.

The semi-finals of the Golden Contract tournament for both featherweights and super-lightweights will take place on the same night. On February 21, London’s iconic York Hall will stage the final…
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Gaibnazarov gets quick win in Kazakhstan

Coming off his first pro loss against 6′3½ Mykal Fox back in May, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (8-1, 5 KOs) made quick work of late sub Vladyslav Baranov (6-6-2, 4 KOs) in a super lightweight bout on Monday night at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Gaibnazarov finished Baranov with a body shot in the first round.

In the main event, WBC International lightweight beltholder Viktor Kotochigov (11-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Javier Jose Clavero (27-6, 5 KOs) Kotochigov was in command all the way en route to 100-90 shutout on all three cards. Continue reading “Gaibnazarov gets quick win in Kazakhstan”

Coming off his first pro loss against 6′3½ Mykal Fox back in May, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (8-1, 5 KOs) made quick work of late sub Vladyslav Baranov…
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Ex-OPBF 154lb champ Lee halts Bunchan in Korea

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi

People say that boxing in Korea has been declining, but there are still a few talented prospects and there took place the Korean rookie championship finals on Sunday at Seoul High School Arena, Seoul, Korea. The main event of the card was a ten-rounder of former OPBF 154-pound champ Jung-Kyoung Lee’s comeback go after his forfeiture of the regional belt at the hand of Japanese southpaw puncher Akinori Watanabe via eleventh-round come-from-behind stoppage this August.

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A six-footer Lee (9-3-1, 5 KOs), 155, displayed a good form, swept all rounds and finally had veteran Thailander Narong Bunchan (AKA Saddam Kietyongyuth; 28-7, 22 KOs), 154.5, retire on the stool after the sixth round in a scheduled ten. Continue reading “Ex-OPBF 154lb champ Lee halts Bunchan in Korea”

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi People say that boxing in Korea has been declining, but there are still a few talented prospects and there took place the Korean rookie championship…
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Horn-Zerafa Rematch Wednesday

By Ray wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #7 middleweight Michael Zerafa (27-3, 16 KOs) is confident he will defeat former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (19-2-1, 13 KOs) again when they clash in a rematch on Wednesday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View.

Zerafa is upset that he could not have the opportunity to challenge Ryota Murata for the WBA middleweight crown because he was contractually obligated to give Horn the rematch. Continue reading “Horn-Zerafa Rematch Wednesday”

By Ray wheatley – World of Boxing WBA #7 middleweight Michael Zerafa (27-3, 16 KOs) is confident he will defeat former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (19-2-1, 13 KOs) again…
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Boxing back in Miami Saturday

Boxing returns this Saturday to the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo in Miami, Florida, with M&R Boxing Promotions/Laura Ching again promoting. This will be the fifth installment of the series following up the March 22nd, May 24h, July 26th, and October 25th events.

The main event will be Mike “Magic” Plania (22-1, 12 KOs) of the Philippines vs unbeaten Giovanni Gutierrez (9-0, 6 KOs) of Nicaragua in a ten-rounder for the vacant International Boxing Federation North American super bantam title. Continue reading “Boxing back in Miami Saturday”

Boxing returns this Saturday to the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo in Miami, Florida, with M&R Boxing Promotions/Laura Ching again promoting. This will be the fifth installment of the series…
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2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 7

Photos: Scott Foster

Sunday was the culmination of years of preparation as Olympic dreams were brought to fruition. The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing finals took place in Lake Charles, La., with three box-off bouts scheduled to conclude the event today (Monday). Continue reading “2020 USA Olympic Trials Day 7”

Photos: Scott Foster Sunday was the culmination of years of preparation as Olympic dreams were brought to fruition. The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing finals took place in…
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Baumgardner, Vidal get quick wins

Female junior lightweight contender Alyica Baumgardner (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped Christina del Valle Pacheco in the first round in the headliner of a nine-bout King’s Promotions card at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Baumgardner sent Pacheco to the canvas in round one with a chopping right to the head. Baumgardner finished off Pacheco by landing a flush combination that left Pacheco defenseless and the bout was stopped at 1:46.

Unbeaten junior lightweight Carlos Vidal (16-0, 15 KOs) remained undefeated by stopping Jonathan Perez (38-25) in the second round. Time was 1:48. Continue reading “Baumgardner, Vidal get quick wins”

Female junior lightweight contender Alyica Baumgardner (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped Christina del Valle Pacheco in the first round in the headliner of a nine-bout King’s Promotions card at the Zembo…
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Montenegro scores KO of the year in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

In the main event of the season-ending boxing show in Panama, bantamweight Felix “Chinito” Montenegro (8-9-1, 7 KOs) avenged two previous losses by stopping Edgar Valencia (14-5-1, 3 KOs) with a brutal knockout at 2:33 of round five.
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After 4 intense and very disputed rounds, both fighters kept trading punches toe to toe until a solid right hook of Montenegro caught the chin of Valencia who landed on his back, tried to stand up but he fell down on his face, forcing the referee to declare the KO with no need of complete the ten count. Continue reading “Montenegro scores KO of the year in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal In the main event of the season-ending boxing show in Panama, bantamweight Felix “Chinito” Montenegro (8-9-1, 7 KOs) avenged two previous losses by stopping Edgar Valencia (14-5-1,…
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