Lomachenko Scores "Hi Tech"
7th Round Stoppage of Walters!
By: Phil Kane
November 26th, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada: Heading a Bob Arum Top Rank promotion broadcast LIVE on HBO Oxnard, California, transplanted Ukrainian, Vasyl "Hi Tech" Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO World Super Featherweight title scoring a seventh round stoppage of Montego Bay, Jamaica once beaten "Axeman" Nicholas Walters.
Seen by many pundits as boxing's greatest amateur for years, the 28 year old technically sound southpaw champion held target practice out working, picking apart and out scoring the totally dominated and frustrated Walter's leaving the thoroughly beaten "Axeman" seated for the bell sounding round eight.
Lomachenko who's sole defeat came in his second pro bout March 1st 2014 dropping a split decision vacant WBO World Featherweight title challenge to former five time world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido, improves to 7-1, 4Ko's while Walters coming in off a lack luster majority draw to Jason Sosa last December dips to 26-1-1, 21Ko's.
In the co-feature, Miass, Russia super welterweight Konstantin "Talant" Konstantin "Talant" Ponomarev won a blue collar, one way eight round unanimous decision win over Yucatán, Mexico journeyman Silverio "Chamaco III" Ortiz. The busier Ponomarev making effort count hurt the game but out classed "Chamaco" several times with accumulating shots influencing the judges for a lop sided 80-72 times three unanimous decision. Ponomarev improves to 31-0, 13Ko's while Ortiz 1-5 in his last six drops to 35-19, 17Ko's.
In other action:
Tijuana, Mexico, welterweight Juan "El Nino" Ruiz remained unbeaten dropping Fernando "El Guerrero Yaqui" Carcamo twice in round one forcing referee Robert Byrd to put a stop to the damage at 2:43 of round one. Ruiz improves to 18-0, 11Ko's while Carcamo stopped in back to back fights drops to 21-8, 16Ko's.
In his toughest fight to date Glendale, Arizona, light heavyweight Trevor McCumby remained unblemished shocking and stopping Chicago's Donovan "Da Bomb" George in one round. The 24 year old McCumby pushing the fight from the opening bell landing heavy shots flooring "Da Bomb" twice in round one the later with a volley of punches convincing referee Robert Byrd to step in and wave it done at 1:48 of round one. McCumby climbs to 24-0, 19Ko's while George on the down side now winless in his last three falls to 25-7-2, 22 Ko's.
Oxnard, California based Russian super lightweight Maxim Dadashev returned to his KO ways scoring a second round TKO stoppage of Vieques, Puerto Rico's Efrain "Macho" Cruz. Dadashev moves to 5-0, 4Ko's while Cruz winless in his last three falls to 4-3-1, 1Ko.
Ward Defeats Kovalev in Close Decision!
(November 19th) In front of a packed house at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on HBO Pay-Per-View,
Andre "S.O.G." Ward (31-0, 15 KOs)* won a close unanimous decision victory over Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) to steal the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Titles in a decision that most
ringside media thought went the wrong way.
Both fighters were feeling each other out in the first two rounds. The Krusher continued his come-forward attack and knocked Andre down in the second. Ward managed to get up quickly and took several hard shots from Sergey before the bell rang to end the second round. The next several rounds included heavy shots from both fighters and some wrestling-style moments. The majority of the rounds were hard-fought and close. Many writers had the decision going to the other way but all three judges scored the bout 114-113 in favor of Ward.
After the fight, Andre Ward said, "I was not surprised when I heard the decision I don't know where you got that from. I know it was a close fight. The crowd you can hear they thought I won. I have been a champ before. I knew it was going to be a tough fight. It was the first time in my career I was dropped. He did everything I expected him to do. He started to show up as I expected. My coach did a great job. It's hard for me to call myself great. At the end of the day I am a two-weight division champion. Of course I would do a rematch. I am not going to negotiate a fight right now. I will go home and relax and see what's next."
Sergey Kovalev replied, "It's the wrong decision. I don't want to say my opinion. The witnesses are here; they saw it. It's my job. It was a fight of my life. I am disappointed in the judges' decision. He got maybe a few rounds; I agree with that. I kept control. I lost maybe three rounds the whole fight. Of course I want a rematch and I will kick his ass. I want to show good boxing. I am against here, it is the USA, and all the judges were from the USA. He is a boxer. It's a sport. Don't make it politics; it is a sport and I won the fight."
After the fight Gvozdyk said, "I'm very excited and happy. What more can I say? This is the best feeling!"
Chilemba had little to say after the fight because he was in tremendous pain and could barely speak. However, he did manager to add, "I am devastated. If I hadn't hurt my right arm in the third round it would have been a completely different outcome. I was in an incredible amount of pain from the third round through the rest of the fight."
Fan favorite Curtis "Cerebral Assassin" Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) opened the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast against James "The King" de la Rosa (23-5, 13 KOs). Curtis knocked down de la Rosa in the first and immediately attacked again as soon as
The King returned to his feet but the bell rang soon after to end the round. Stevens managed a cut over de la Rosa's left eye that began to impede his vision in the third. However, Stevens hurt his
left hand in the fourth round and the momentum of the fight slowed as a result. Stevens continued to dominate the remainder of the fight despite the injury. A point was taken away from Stevens in the
eighth for a low blow but in the end it did not matter as Stevens retained his WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title with a unanimous decision victory. Two judges scored the contest 96-92 and
one judge had the score 98-90.
After the fight Stevens gave an honest review of his performance when he said, "I give myself a C minus. Could have thrown my jab a little more. I am glad I got the W but I am a little disappointed in myself. The jab was good but I could have popped that shit a little more. Hurt my left hand in the fourth round. He's got a hard-ass head. But I am glad I got the win."
When asked about the fight de la Rosa simply said, "I don't have any comments. People saw what it was."
In the final bout before the HBO Pay-Per-View telecast began, heavyweights Darmani "Rock Solid" Rock (6-0, 4 KOs) and Brice Ritani-Coe (4-5-1, 3 KOs) fought in a four round bout. Rock walked away still undefeated with two judges scoring the contest 40-36 and one score care at 40-35 for a unanimous decision for the Philly native.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields (1-0) made her professional debut against her long-time amateur rival Franchon "The Heavy Hitting Diva" Crews (0-1) who also made her professional debut in a four-round action-packed super middleweight bout. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Shields.
Featherweight Tyler "Golden Child" McCreary (12-0, 6 KOs) went the distance against Vincent "Pooh Bear" Jennings (5-3-1, 4 KOs) and earned a majority decision with the judges scoring the bout 57-57, 59-55, 58-56.
The free view opened with junior welterweights Sonny "Pretty Boi" Fredrickson (15-0, 9 KOs) and Gabriel Duluc (11-2, 2 KOs) squaring off for the full eight scheduled rounds before Fredrickson was declared the winner by unanimous decision 78-74, 77-75, 78-74.
Bakhram Murtazaliev (7-0, 5 KOs) made quick work of Botirsher Obidov (6-1-1, 2 KOs) with three knockdowns in the second round before the referee stopped the fight at 2:52 of the second round.
In the first fight of the evening middleweight Meiirim "The Sultan" Nursultanov (1-0) made his professional and Main Events' debut with a six-round unanimous decision victory against Henry Beckford with all three judges scoring the contest 60-54.
Undefeated World Champion Danny Garcia
Earns 7th Round Premier Boxing Champions
Victory Via 7th Round Stoppage of Samuel Vargas!
(November 13th) Undefeated world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) put on a show for fans in his hometown Saturday night as he dropped and stopped Colombia’s Samuel Vargas (25-3-1, 13 KOs) on his way to a seventh round TKO victory in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Pacquiao Reclaims WBO Title
With One Sided Win Over Vargas!
By: Juan Robles
November 5th, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada: in the main event of Top Rank's “The Legend vs. The Champion”- Seven months after announcing his retirement following a April 9th rubber match twelve round unanimous decision vacant WBO International Welterweight title win over Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley 37 year old eight time, six division Philippine world champion boxer / Congressman Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao reclaimed the WBO World Welterweight title scoring a decisive one way win over Las Vegas, once beaten Jesse "Ruthless" Vargas.
With his arch rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in attendance, very well conditioned very mobile "Pacman" followed up a circling feeling out opening round Pacquiao switching from an early body attack dropped the 27 year old Vargas in the closing thirty seconds of round two with a solid southpaw left.
Pacquiao out to an early lead would see the young Vargas with a cut and swelling right eye begin a second half surge landing some clean right hands.
Pacquiao more inspired than Vargas was incapacitated by the began to open up scoring in combination taking the fight "the champion" leaving both fighters cut after an accidental clash of heads in round eight.
Pacquiao scoring what appeared to be a second knockdown ruled a slip by referee Kenny Bayless in round eleven a seemed to have plenty left in the tank continuing to control the action remaining on the attack closing well for a 114-113, 118-109 times two unanimous decision win.
Throwing gas on the fire of rumored future fights versus Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Kell Brook and the winner of Danny Garcia vs Keith Thurman, Pacquiao improves 59-6-2, 38Ko's reigniting the echoes of a Mayweather rematch in 2017 whether we need it or not. Vargas suffering just his second defeat slips to 27-2, 10Ko's.
In other action:
Super Bantamweights: Jessie Magdaleno claimed the WBO World title scoring a competitive twelve round unanimous decision over Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire. Magdaleno improves to 24-0, 17Ko's while Donaire falls to 37-4, 24Ko's.
2008 and 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez made the first defense of his WBO World Featherweight title scoring a seventh round TKO stoppage of Hiroshige Osawa. Valdez moves to 21-0, 19Ko's while Osawa falls to 30-4-4, 19Ko's.
Zunyi, China's Shiming Zou claimed the vacant WBO World Flyweight title flooring Prasitsak Phaprom in the second round enroute to a 119-108, 120-107 times two unanimous decision win. Zou improves to 9-1, 2ko's while Phaprom drops to 39-2-2, 24Ko's.
In eight round super welterweight action, Oxnard, California, based Alexander Besputin remained perfect scoring a six round retirement of Panamanian veteran Azael "Turbo" Cosio. Besputin moves to 5-0, while Cosio stopped in back to back bouts falls to 20-5-2, 17Ko's.
In a slight upset Hemet, California, 22 year old featherweight Fernando Fuentes scored a 58-56 58-56 58-55 six round unanimous decision win over Hangzhou, China's Que Xu. Fuentes moves to 10-7, 3Ko's while Xu drops to 9-2-1, 2Ko's.
Salvador, Brazil super featherweight prospect Robson Conceicao won his debut scoring a one sided 60-54 times three six round unanimous decision over Alexandria, Louisiana's, Clay "3rd degree" Burns 4-3-2, 4Ko's.
2012 Honduras Olympian Teofimo Lopez won his lightweights pro debut scoring a second round knockout of Tijuana, Mexico's Ishwar Siqueiros. Lopez starts out 1-0, 1Ko while Siqueiros falls to 3-2-1.
Juanma Stops Vasquez Jr. In 11
Gets Rocked By Cornerman After Fight!
By: David Colon
October 29th, Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico: In the main event of a Carlos Maldonado, Black Tiger Promotion, Caguas, Puerto Rico former WBO Super Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion "Juanma" - Juan Manuel Lopez kept his word scoring an eleventh round KO over Baymon's former WBO Super Bantamweight Champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, Jr.
Following weeks of back and forth KO predictions the much hyped grudge match Vazquez, Jr. the aggressor at the start turning to his jab saw the southpaw Lopez turn up the pressure swinging for the fences closing the distance tagging "Papito" with a solid hook in round five.
The take your turn back and forth action would see the quicker Vasquez Jr. get off first with speedy combinations while the better conditioned "Juanma" pushing the pace began to land the cleaner more telling shots in the final third of the fight, cutting Vasquez over his eyes landing a big left in round eleven backing the Baymon fighter to the corner for a undefended volley of punches sending him down against the ropes forcing the referee to wave it over at 2:29 of round eleven.
Lopez making his way to Vasquez corner he began throwing punches at Vasquez cornerman Albert Rivera who responded rocking "Juanma" with two bare fisted lefts.
Lopez coming off back to back stoppage losses to Francisco Vargas and Jesus Andres Cuellar calling for a rematch against Orlando Salido gets back in the win column at 35-5, 32Ko's while Vazquez, Jr. the son of three-division world champion Wilfredo "El Orgullo de Puerto Rico" Vazquez suffering his third straight defeat falls to 24-7-1, 19Ko's
Super Lightweights: Yomar Alamo recorded a first round retirement of Edwin Lopez after Lopez claimed he was unable to continue due to a hand injury.
Super Lightweights: Yamil Alamo scored a first round TKO of Jose Gonzalez
Middleweights: Jelame Garcia retired Jorge Luis Perez Adorno after two.
Super Middleweights: Emil Gonzalez out pointed Eric Pinero 40-35, 39-36 times two after four.
Light welterweights: Jomar Robles recorded a second round TKO of Fernando Semidey.
Joseph Torres scored a first round TKO win over Rey T Arroyo Figueroa.
LaRon Mitchell Decisions Scott Alexander
for NABF Jr. Heavyweight Title!
(October 24th) LaRon Mitchell (15-0,
13 KOs) claimed the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Championship on Friday night over Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs)
in a tightly contested fight that was a lot closer than the scorecards would indicate.
Mitchell, who has showed an increasing level of comfort fighting in close quarters, pressured Alexander onto the ropes for most of the fight. Alexander kept a high guard to minimize punishment and countered nicely to keep Mitchell honest. Mitchell, however, would not be denied in his first career title fight.
"It wasn't very pretty," said Mitchell after the fight. "But I'll take an ugly win over a pretty defeat any day of the week."
Alexander would fight from behind early due to an accidental slip in the third that was ruled a knockdown. Mitchell took full advantage and never allowed Alexander to slip into his normal routine of boxing from the outside to set up power shots.
"I knew I had to take the fight to him because of his jab," Mitchell said. "Our game plan worked and now I go home with the NABA title." Scores: 97-92, 98-91 twice.
In the co-feature, welterweight Juan Ruiz (17-0, 10 KOs) was successful in his U.S. debut against the crafty Wilberth Lopez (15-6, 10 KOs). Recently signed to Thomson Boxing, Ruiz showed excellent technical ability against the very awkward Lopez. Ruiz, who lives in Mexico by way of Venezuela, mixed his punches well throughout the 8-round fight. He largely worked off his jab to set up an inside attack that helped him secure a majority decision win (76-76, 78-74, twice).
Junior bantamweights Ricardo Espinoza (10-1, 8 KOs) and Francisco Lapizco (7-5, 2 KOs) put on an exhilarating fight that rocked the Doubletree Hotel from start to finish. Lapizco opened the action in the first with a counter right that flattened Espinoza. He would beat the count, only to be dropped a second time by the hard charging Lapizco.
Espinoza shook off the damage and deposited Lapizco on the canvas to salvage some points. From that point forward, the fight went back-and-forth with both fighters inflicting damage on the other. Ultimately it was Espinoza that escaped with a razor thin unanimous decision win (58-56, 57-56 twice).
Lightweight Juan Reyes (13-3-3, 2 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. outperformed Colombia's Cesar Villarraga (9-3, 4 KOs) through six rounds to claim a unanimous decision win. Reyes applied his signature pressure to keep Villarraga off balance. He jumped on him early and never took his foot of the gas. Villarraga, at times, countered nicely, but Reyes had too much movement for the former Olympian. Scores: 58-56, 59-55, 60-54.
Welterweight Eredani Leon (4-2, 1 KO) used a steady attack to stymie Jacob Szilasi (4-2, 4 KOs) over four rounds. Leon, who had a considerable height advantage over Szilasi, tagged Szilasi early and often with a sturdy jab. Szilasi, who hails from Spokane, Wash., was unable to power through the jab and fell behind early on the scorecards. The Los Angeles-based Leon swept the 4-round fight on all three scorecards (40-36).
Featherweights Alex Solorio (3-2, 1 KO) and Alimkhan Jumakhonov (2-1, 1 KO) thrilled the sold-out crowd with consistent action that only improved as the rounds went on. Jumakhonov, while not impressive on the defensive end, landed the more telling blows against the equally active Solorio. Jumakhonov won via unanimous decision: 39-37, 40-36 twice.
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (1-0, 1 KO) out of Midland, Tex. earned his first professional win in knockout fashion over Cesar Partida (1-1-1) in the "Path to Glory" show opener. Recently signed to Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions, Dutchover looked like an elite prospect right from the start.
He worked off an effective jab that allowed him to land crisp power shots. In the third, he connected on a crushing combination that resulted in the fight's only knockdown. Partida survived the round, but was not allowed to come out for the fourth and final round.
"Partida was a tough opponent," said Dutchover. "He took a lot of quality punches. I was able to drop him in the third and I knew he was hurt. It feels great to start my career with a knockout win."
"Path to Glory" was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with Everlast.
Ronald Gavril Claims NABF Super Middleweight Title
With a 10th Round TKO of Brooker
(October 8th) The Uzbekistan-born Super Middleweight Ronald Gavril
(17-1, 13 KOs) defeated Christopher Brooker (11-2, 5 KOs) by way of TKO
from Sam's Town Live inside of Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV in the main event of Mayweather Promotions Sin City Showdown, the first
installment of their monthly series of boxing at Sam's Town Live.
From the second the bell rang it was non-stop action in the ring as Gavril and Brooker fought for the vacant NABF Super Middleweight title. Both fighters rolled out combination punches and uppercuts early in the rounds. Brooker fired off shots and Gavril was countering, neither fighter would let up. In the 5th round, Brooker landed a clean uppercut that had Gavril on the canvas and shook up. Gavril regrouped and returned with blows to Brooker, leading in a war of blood exchange.
It was a slugfest between these Super Middleweight fighters, which ultimately led to Gavril knocking Brooker down twice in the 10th round, defeating him and claiming the vacant NABF title.
"The guy was very very tough, but I came back to win," said Gavril. "I trained extremely hard with my team and they prepared my body for this fight. My endurance really got me through this fight. I have to say the knockdown in the 5th round got me to refocus and get my mental toughness in gear."
"He wouldn't let up, but that didn't stop me from getting the title. I only had one goal coming into this fight, and I accomplished it, I am the new champion."
"I was extremely upset with the decision," said Brooker. "I go hard in every fight and this fight was no different. The judges had the scores as a draw so I feel like I was going to get robbed any way. There wasn't a three knockdown rule, so I just didn't understand why the judges called it so pre-maturely. "The judges should have let me continue fighting, this was a title fight, not a regular match. I definitely thought the knockdown in the fifth round put me ahead, but I guess I was wrong.
"I am looking to fight anyone, whoever and whenever the next opportunity is for me to fight, I will take it. If possible, I want the re-match against Gavril."
The co-main event featured a pair of welterweight prospects that produced an exciting matchup, ultimately leading to second round TKO after only 55 seconds by Memphis-born Ladarius Miller (12-1, 3 KOs) against Ronald Rivas (5-5-1 3 KOs).
"I am so happy with my performance," said Miller. "I am getting better and better with each fight, and this fight proved that my hard work and consistency in the gym and with my team is working."
"Simply put, I just wasn't prepared like I should have been for this fight. He came out and proved to want it more than I did. I came in ready, trying to get comfortable, before I could adjust he came in with the punch."
Sanjarbek "War" Rakhmanov (6-0, 3 KOs) kept his record in tact in a 6-round action-packed bout against then-undefeated Jonathan Dinong (5-1, 4 KOs). Both fighters kept the pressure on, but Rakhmanov proved to be the better fighter going the distance and getting the win.
Samuel Santana (8-11-3, 2 KOs) won by way of disqualification in a Super Lightweight showdown against Jose Vargas (6-1, 4 KOs), giving the young prospect his first loss. Mayweather Promotions opening bouts resulted in wins by both prospects as, Xavier Martinez (5-0 2 KOs) defeated Wilfredo Garriga (3-4-1 2 KOs) by unanimous decision in a six-round Super Featherweight match-up and Daniel Gonzalez (2-0) representing Las Vegas, NV stopped Sean Acosta (0-3-1) after four rounds of action winning by majority decision.
Estrada Scores Full Ten Domination of Tabugon!
By: Robin Gray
October 8th, Estadio Francisco León García, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico: In the main event of a Fernando Beltran Promociones Zanfer card broadcast on Azteca and beIN Sports former WBO and WBA Flyweight Champion, "El Gallo" Juan Francisco Estrada scored a one sided ten round unanimous decision over General Santos City, Philippines, Raymond "Tornado" Tabugon.
The 26 year old Estrada in search of a rematch with current Super Flyweight Champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez returning from a recent hand injury to an earlier career tour in the bantamweight division put the over matched Tabugon in a whirlwind of his own dominating but never hurting the Phillipine "Tornado" for a 100-90 times three unanimous decision.
Estrada having fought at bantamweight as far back as 2008 climbs to 34-2, 24Ko's while Tabugon stopped twice going 1-3 in his last four falls to 18-6-1, 8Ko's.
In other action: 21 year old Mexican super bantamweight Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete scored a lop sided ten round over fellow Mexican, Martin "Pini" Casillas. Navarrete improves to 16-1, 13Ko's while Casillas winless in his last six falls to 15-9-1, 9Ko's.
Tso Claims Vacant WBO International Super Flyweight Title with Hard Fought Decision Over Maekawa!
By: Yamanoue Ichiro
October 8th, Convention Towers and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong S.A.R., China: In the main event of Top Rank's “Battle of Victors” Hong Kong's, WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Flyweight Champion "Wonder Kid" Rex Tso added the vacant WBO International title to his collection with a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Tokyo, Japan's, previously unbeaten Ryuto Maekawa.
In the very entertaining close quarters slug fest Tso and Maekawa went right to work trading punch for punch in round one with Maekawa landing heavy in round two.
Continuing to be drawn into exchanges the better conditioned champion Tso appearing would begin to find his range and rhythm in the second half using his jab began mixing his shots up and down rocking several times. Unable to stop or discourage the unrelenting Japanese challenger Tso to the delight of a standing crowed turned back to his jab closing well but was forced to settle for a 99-91, 98-92 times two unanimous decision. Tso improves to 20-0, 12Ko's while the courageous Maekawa suffering his first defeat drops to 11-1-1, 7Ko's.
In the eight round welterweight semi main attraction: Metro Manila, Philippines, southpaw, Jay "Rapido" Solmiano scored an impressive first round knockout of Bangkok, Thailand's, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk. The quicker, heavier handed Solmiano went right to work opening up Sawatsuk for a drilling left to the body dropping him for a referee Surat Soikrachang full count at 2:18 of round one. Solmiano moves to 19-3-1, 15Ko's while Sawatsuk falls to 17-2, 13Ko's.
On the undercard:
Sydney, Australia, 2008 Olympian, southpaw, super featherweight, Paul "Showtime" Fleming scored a 2nd round TKO of Kobe, Japan, Jerope Mercado. Fleming put Mercado down with a hard lead left in round two when the unsteady Japanese fighter made it upright but turning his back and apparent to referee Danrex Tapdasan he was unable continue the bout was called at 2:04 of round two. Fleming improves to 23-0, 15Ko's while Mercado stopped in back to back bouts falls to 27-9-3, 9Ko's.
In six round featherweight action Baguio City, Philippines, Rey "Delubyo" Megrino scored a thrilling fifth round knockout of Jakarta, Indonesia's, Jason Butar Butar. The crowd pleasing two way back and forth battle was very entertaining as long as it lasted with both fighters taking the best the other had to offer until Megrino pulled the curtain closed with a thunderous looping right dropping Butar for a referee Sawaeng Thaweekoon ten count at 0:52 of round five. Megrino advances to 23-20-4, 20Ko's while Butar, born Juli Mike Tyson, falls to 21-19-1, 14Ko's.
In a six round light flyweight match Hong Kong, Raymond Poon KaiChing won his second pro fight stopping Thailand's, Pakpoom Hammarach in three. Poon KaiChing in charge from the first bell landing big left put Hammarach down once in the second and twice in the third prompting referee Danrex Tapdasan to wave it over at 0:48 of round three. Poon KaiChing moves to 2-0, 1Ko while Hammarach drops to 14-11, 8Ko's
In a battle of debuting featherweights Hong Kong's, Pak Ho Lai out pointed Macao, China's, Weng Son Nong, 40-36, 39-37,39-37. Ho Lai starts out 1-0 while Son Nong still in search of his first pro win begins 0-1.
In a four round middleweight bout Hong Kong's, Tom Taw scored a 40-36 times three shut out of Jakarta, Indonesia's, more experienced Marco Tuhumury. Taw moves to 2-0 while Tuhumury falls to 10-14-2, 3Ko's.
In LA Fight Club Main Event!
By: David Colon
October 7th, Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California: Heading the latest edition of Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club Las Vegas, southpaw, Diego "Mr. Superb" Magdaleno returned to the win column with a much needed hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Glendale, California, based Armenian, Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan.
Both fighters in a must win situation with Magdaleno coming off a shocking 2nd round TKO loss to Terry Flanagan last
October and Hovhannisyan looking to rebound off a July 2014 split decision loss to Jonathan Maicelo and a May 2016 ten round draw with Fidel Maldonado Jr. set the stage for some early urgent
After a raucous first round with the more accurate punching southpaw Magdaleno finding his distance in the third round taking the lead in the ring and on the scorecards landing clean left hands and big right hooks before settling down for the in close in fighting pushing to a one way 99-91 times three unanimous decision win.
Magdaleno improves to 29-2, 12Ko's while Hovahannisyan drops to 17-3-3, 9Ko's.
In the super lightweight co-feature, Philadelphia's, Damon Allen remained unbeaten with a neutralizing eight round draw with Tijuana, Mexico, veteran Luis "El Vampiro" Arceo.
Allen in control from the opening bell but at times drawn into unnecessary exchanges with the tough veteran would find his range and rhythm in the middle rounds getting off with clean combinations and solid counters only to fade to "El Vampiro's" late pressure for a disheartening 76-76 times three unanimous draw. Allen moves to 10-0-1, 4Ko's while tough battle tested Arceo coming off losses to Jose Zepeda, Mercito Gesta, Joel Diaz Jr. and Gilberto Gonzalez exits 28-15-5, 18Ko's.
On the undercard: Prosser, Washington, super middleweight Maricela Cornejo won a six round unanimous decision over San Bruno, California's, Eliza Olson. Cornejo using her jab to hold off the pressing single shot Olson maneuvered and boxed her way to a 59-55, 58-56 times two six round unanimous decision. Cornejo moves to 5-2, 2Ko's while Olson falls to 10-6-3, 2Ko's.
In six round super lightweight action Cancun, Mexico's, Joseph "Diamante" Aguirre scored a fifth round TKO stoppage of Tijuana, Mexico's, Roberto "Magnifico" Carlos Rivera. After a measuring opening round Aguirre went to work cutting up and breaking down Rivera opening a cut around his left eye in round four and sending him to the canvas twice in round five forcing referee Zac Young to immediately wave it over at 1:45 of round five. Aguirre improves to 15-0, 9Ko's while Rivera drops to 6-3, 5Ko's.
In a scheduled four round welterweight bout Pasadena, California, southpaw, David Mijares wasted no time putting down and away Tijuana, Mexico's, Jason Gavino with a barrage of power shots forcing referee Jerry Cantu to call it over without a count in round one. Mijares moves to 4-0, 3Ko's while Gavino on a four bout skid, stopped in three of his last four sinks to 3-4, 2Ko's.
In a four round preliminary bout Mexico City, México, super welterweight Marvin Cabrera made his pro debut scoring a first round knockout of Tucson, Arizona's, Jose Caro. Cabrera the more polished fighter easily begins 1-0, 1Ko while Caro still winless, stopped in all four, falls to 0-4.
Burns Decisions Relikh, Whyte Stops Lewinson in 10!
By: Phil Kane
October 7th, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Topping a Eddie Hearn Matchroom Boxing promotion Coatbridge, Scotland's, Ricky "Rickster" Burns retained his WBA World Super Lightweight title recording a twelve round unanimous decision over Minsk, Belarus, previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Kiryl "Mad Bee" Relikh.
The switch hitting Ricky Hatton trained and managed challenger started quickly forcing the action the first third of the contest landing clean sharp punches putting the champion on the move.
In round five Burns appearing to settle down finding his range began to establish his jab adding some solid combinations.
The "Mad Bee" continued to push the action even at times backing Burns to the ropes only to be out maneuvered with the more accurate punching champion landing heavier shots.
In the championship rounds the challenger appearing to be the hungrier fighter pushed the fight putting the champions back on the ropes rocking Burns several times. "The Rickster" turning to his boxing mode was able to hold on and finish the twelfth and final round sending it to the judges cards which were announced a surprisingly wide 118-110, 116-112 times two for Burns.
The win moves Burns to 41-5-1, 14Ko's setting up a possible showdown with Cincinnati, Ohio "Problem Child" Adrien Broner in December while Relikh upset with the scoring suffering his first defeat slips to 21-1, 9Ko's.
In a semi main attraction London, "Body Snatcher" Dillian "Del Boy" Whyte claimed the vacant BBBofC British
Heavyweight title with a tenth round TKO stoppage of Brixton, London's, Ian "Lay Em Out" Lewison.
The expected pier one brawl never unfolding saw the busier "Del Boy" use an active and accurate jab to set up clean combinations closing the counterpunching Lewison's right eye opening the way for a power punching up and down attack in round ten prompting "Lay Em Out" to remain seated for the bell sounding round eleven.
Whyte whose only defeat comes to IBF Champion Anthony Joshua improves to 19-1, 15Ko's while Lewinson drops to 12-3-1, 8Ko's.
Heading the undercard Lancashire, UK's, Scott Cardle retained his BBBofC British lightweight title scoring a 6th round TKO stoppage of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK's Kevin "Super" Hooper.
The champion Cardle meeting and greeting the offensive Hooper gave us some solid early two way action only to see the cleaner, sharper punching champion take control of the center of the ring and the action cutting up Hooper in the fourth and fifth rounds bringing the action to a close with a hard right to the body in round six forcing referee Marcus McDonnell to call it over at 1:53 of round six. Cardle moves to 22-0-1, 8Ko's ending Hooper's four bout win streak at 19-5, 4Ko's.
In a featherweight bout Glasgow, Scotland's, unbeaten Joe Ham padded his record with a six round points win over Barcelona, Spain's, over matched opponent Elvis "Rokero" Guillen. Ham moves to 9-0, 5Ko's while Guillen winless in his last fifteen collects another check at 9-26-4, 6Ko's.
In a matching of powder puff punching super featherweight's, Edinburgh, Scotland, southpaw, Lewis Paulin remained unbeaten with a 60-54 points win over Sheffield, Yorkshire, based Hungarian, Adrian Fuzesi. Paulin improves to 7-0 while professional opponent Fuzesi winless kin his last eleven falls to 6-11.
In a six round super battle of unbeaten welterweights Greenrigg, Scotland, Kieran "Chopper" Smith held onto his zero stopping London's, Robert "Regal" Asagba with a heavy first round shot to the back of the head at 0:18 of round one. Smith improves to 7-0, 3Ko's while Asagba suffering his first loss slips to 4-1.
Glasgow, Scotland, super flyweight Ross Murray remained undefeated with a third round knockout of Nagykanizsa, Hungary's Tibor Nadori. Murray climbs to 3-0, 1Ko while Nadori falls to 9-6-1, 4Ko's.
Glasgow, Scotland, welterweight Stewart Burt remained unbeaten with a four round points win over Sussex, UK's, Arturs Geikins. Burt moves to 6-0-1 while Geikins drops to 3-7-1, 2Ko's
Glasgow, Scotland, super bantamweight Scott McCormack ended a two bout dip with a 39-37 points win over Hull, Yorkshire, UK's safe Luke Fash. McCormack improves to 5-2-1 while flash falls to 2-10-11.
Cleverly Retires Braehmer After Six!
By: Alfred Zimmerman
October 1st, Jahnsportforum, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany: In the main attraction of a Wilfried Sauerland Event Cefn Fforest, Wales, UK's, Nathan "Clev" Cleverly relieved German Juergen Braehmer of his WBA World Light Heavyweight title by way of 6th round RTD when Braehmer claiming a dislocated right elbow remained seated for the bell sounding round seven.
The 29 year old former WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Cleverly started well throwing in combination mixing it to the body and head.
In round two the 37 year old southpaw champion Braehmer targeting Cleverly's body began to mix it up himself landing several clean lefts with the action leveling out in the in the third with Cleverly recieving a warning from referee Rafael Ramos for low blows.
Round four would see some solid two way action with the challenger taking the round late out working the champion to the bell.
The two way action continued in the fifth in a volume vs quality round as the challenger appeared to be pushing the pace while the high guard more accurate champion appeared to be landing the cleaner shots.
In round six Cleverly continuing to push the action until Braehmer showing signs of fatigue after a getting a brief reprieve for some loose tape on his glove began to slow a bit closing the round and first half of the fight.
Before the start of round seven Braehmer coming to the center of the ring made it known to referee Ramos he was unable to continue due to an injury later identified as a dislocated right elbow.
Cleverly declaring “If he wants the rematch there is a clause if he wants to activate that" improves to 30-3, 16Ko's while Braehmer unbeaten in his last seventeen going back to 2008 drops to 48-3, 35Ko's.
In the co-feature Berlin, Germany's, Enrico Koelling retained his WBA Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight title with a 111-117, 117-111, 116-112 split decision win over Gauteng, South Africa's, Ryno Liebenberg. Koelling moves to 22-1, 6Ko's while Liebenberg falls to 17-4, 12Ko's
In other action:
In an eight round super middleweight bout Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 21 year old, Vincent Feigenbutz put his third KO win between him and his last defeat scoring a sixth round TKO of Posadas, Argentina, Guillermo "La Joya" Andino. Feigenbutz improves to 24-2, 22Ko's while Andino drops to 10-2, 5Ko's.
In eight round battle of unbeaten cruiserweights Hannover, Germany, Artur "Thunderman" Mann was forced to go the distance for the second straight time winning a 78-74 times three unanimous decision over Bolton, Lancashire, UK's, Paul Drago. Mann moves to 8-0, 6Ko's while drago suffering his first loss falls to 9-1-1, 2Ko's.
In six round super lightweight action London' UK's, Ohara "Two Tanks" Davies held onto his zero padding his record with a second round knockout of Clermont-Ferrand, France's, Chaquib Fadli. Davies improves to 13-0, 11Ko's while Fadli winless in his last five, four coming by way of stoppage falls to 13-8, 7Ko's.
In a heavyweight six round special attraction Liverpool, Merseyside, UK's, 33 year old, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, David Price scored a second round TKO win over Sibenik, Croatia's, 42 year old, Ivica Perkovic. Price moves to 21-3, 18Ko's while Perkovic 1-5 in his last six drops to 22-31, 17Ko's.
In a scheduled sixth round cruiserweight bout Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany's, Alexander Peil remained unbeaten scoring a second round stoppage of Gori, Georgia's, Grigol "The Tsar of Caucasus" Abuladze. Peil improves to 6-0, 3Ko's while Abuladze stopped in his last four dives to 24-16, 12Ko's.
18 year old, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, super middleweight Leon Bauer continued to impress stopping Gurdzhaani, Georgia's, Giorgi Khulelidze in the opening frame of a scheduled six rounder. Bauer improves to 9-0, 7Ko's while Khulelidze drops to 8-2, 2Ko's.
In a six round cruiserweight bout Grimstad, Norway's, Kai Robin Havnaa remained unbeaten dropping Bosnia and Herzegovina's, Mirnes Denadic five times enroute to a second round TKO victory. Havnaa climbs to 7-0, 6Ko's while Denadic falls to 7-4, 3Ko's.
In Norway Boxing Homecoming!
By: Susan Hart
October 1st, The Spectrum, Oslo, Norway: In the main event of a self promoted show Bergen, Norway based unbeaten Columbian, Cecilia "First Lady" Braekhus retained her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Female Welterweight titles scoring a second round destruction of Frances power punching veteran, Anne Sophie Mathis.
The fight a rematch of Braekhus 2012 unanimous decision win would see the 35 year old Braekhus headlining and promoting the pro am card, boxing's first professional boxing card in Norway since it was abolished in 1981 wasted no time going on the attack taking the fight to the hard hitting Mathis landing the cleaner heavier shots to grab round one.
Mathis coming out hard in round two momentarily putting Norway's "First Lady" in retreat would fold to a set hard counter rights and lefts forcing Mathis to turn her back face down into the ropes forcing referee Frank Michael Maass to set in and stop the punishment at 1:05 of round two. Braekhus who many say dodged MMA's Rhonda Rousey conqueror Holly Holm during her pro boxing career improves to 29-0, 8Ko's while Anne Sophie Mathis winless in her last three falls to 27-4-1, 23Ko's.
October 1st, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand: Unbeaten Las Vegas based Kiwi, heavyweight
Joseph Parker retained his WBO Oriental Heavyweight title with a third round knockout of Hamburg, Germany's,
Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko.
Giving away three inches in height and 6 to seven inches in reach Parker the aggressor from the opening sound took control of the center of the ring putting the bigger Dimitrenko on the move. using some solid head and upper body movement Parker measuring the distance closed the space about the mid point of round one backing the German to the ropes for a crisp left hook, right hand, uppercut combination putting "Sascha" on the canvas for a referee Marlon Wright eighty count. To his credit Dimitrenko would regroup wand use his a long jab and lead rights to keep the patient Kiwi at bay allowing him to finish the round.
Changing roles in round Dimitrenko would control the center of the ring with the still patient Parker utilizing his superior hand speed to score two knockdowns in round two the first coming by way of a clean right and speedy combination follow and the second a solid right hand counter.
In complete control in round three Parker measuring Dimitrenko with timely jabs to the chest tagged the German with a solid counter right driving a right to the ribs during a clinch sending In complete control in round three Parker measuring Dimitrenko with timely jabs to the chest tagged the German with a solid counter right driving a right to the ribs during a clinch sending Dimitrenko down for the fourth time initiating a full referee Marlon Wright count at 1:38 of round three. Parker the mandatory to IBF Champion Anthony Joshua improves to 21-0, 18Ko's while Dimitrenko unbeaten in his previous six drops to 38-3, 24Ko's.
In the co-feature Las Vegas based Pol, Izuagbe Ugonoh claimed the vacant IBF Mediterranean Heavyweight title scoring a second round TKO of Var, Frances, Gregory Tony.
Ugonoh putting Tony down once with a clean right in the first round and twice in the second round the later a solid body shot forcing referee Danrex Tapdasan to immediately wave it over. Ugonoh improves to 17-0, 14Ko's while Tony drops to 21-7, 16Ko's.
In other action Parker's younger brother John won his cruiserweight debut scoring an uneventful 38-38, 40-36 times two four round majority decision over fellow Kiwi Ratu Sailosi Dawai. Parkers started at 1-0 while Dawai stopped in his previous two dives to 2-4, 1Ko.
Petrov Paints Perez in WBA Lightweight Eliminator!
By: David Colon
September 30th, Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California: In the 12 round WBA Lightweight Eliminator main event of a Golden Boy Promotions card broadcast on Estrella TV Madrid, Spain's, Petr "Zar" Petrov scored a sixth round stoppage of Newark, New Jersey, Michael "The Artist" Perez.
After a circling feeling out first stanza the heavier handed Petrov moved into range answering "the Artists" jabs with heavy rights dropping Perez in round two. Petrov would have to wait for the dividends of some heavy body work as Perez cut over his right eye from an accidental clash of heads was able to hold on and escape the round.
Perez advanced grappling would get him through round three but "Zar's" constant pressure would begin to show its effects on Perez who by the close of round six was being painted with a wide brush convincing him to remain seated as the bell rang for round seven. The win moving Petrov to 38-4-2, 19Ko's puts him in line for the winner of the Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla WBA Lightweight title rematch while Perez suffering just his second defeat slips to 24-2-2, 11Ko's.
In the super middleweight co-feature Las Vegas based 2008 Ghanan Olympian, Bastie Samir shook off the rust from a three year hiatus scoring a six round unanimous decision over Phoenix, Arizona's, Sijuola "Juice" Shabazz.
Samir starting appearing to be loading up in hopes of an early stoppage put Shabazz into the ropes for a referee Rudy Barragan count with a heavy combination near the close of round one but was forced to do the whole grind out working the counter punching Shabazz for a 58-55 times three unanimous decision. Samir last in action stopping Marciano Commey in four October 2013 shakes out at 15-0-1, 14Ko's while Shabazz four bout win streak ends at 6-2, 5Ko's.
In a six round welterweight match East LA, Jonathan "Thunder" Navarro scored a tactical, mostly defensive six round unanimous decision over Kissimmee, Florida, based "Crazy Russian" Farkhad Sharipov.
The frugal punching Navarro using an adequate dosage of accurate jabs to hold off the more aggressive Sharipov picking his spots easily out pointing the harmless "Crazy Russian" for a 58-55 times three unanimous decision. Navarro moves to 7-0, 5Ko's while Sharipov winless in his last eight dives to 4-9, 1Ko.
In a scheduled six rounder San Diego, California, lightweight Genaro "El Conde" Gamez remained perfect blitzing Durham, North Carolina's, Vernon "Antoine" Alston dropping the unprepared southerner with a set of solid punches early in round one. Immediately returning to action Gamez backed Alston tom the ropes sending him out of the ring with a heavy combination prompting referee Tony Crebs to wave Alston done upon his re-entry to the ring at 1:30 of round one. Gamez improves to 3-0, 3Ko's while Alston suffering back to back losses drops to 8-7-1, 6Ko's.
In a four round preliminary Indio, California, featherweight Javier Padilla won his pro debut scoring a suspicious second round stoppage of Westminster, Colorado's, Richard Morales. Morales appearing to have injured his shoulder would go down twice from grazing shots convincing referee Rudy Barragan to call it over with Morales standing at 1:16 of round two. Padilla starts out with a questionable 1-0, 1Ko while Morales still winless gets his job done diving to 0-3.
In a scheduled four round super welterweight match-up Santa Ana, California's, Alexis Rocha remained undefeated blowing out Las Cruces, New Mexico, "Pitbull" Colbert Lou Lozoya in one. Rocha the 19 year old younger brother of Golden Boy Promotions Ronnie Rios opened up quickly overwhelming the defenseless "Pitbull" dropping him with an unanswered volley of shots for a referee Edward Hernandez Sr. full count at 1:40 of round one. Rocha improves to 5-0, 4Ko's while Lozoya 0-4 stopped three times in his last four drops to 7-14.
In a four round featherweight affair Indio, California's, Luis Coria won is pro debut with an impressive second round stoppage of Juarez, Mexico's, Noe Munoz Perez. After a back and forth opening round Coria finding his range chopped down Perez with a solid two piece for a referee Tony Crebs full count at 1:20 of round two. Coria gets going at 1-0, 1Ko while Perez stopped in back to back fights falls to 2-4.
Late Replacement Ruiz Upsets Martinez,
Full Results Knockout Night at the D!
Ruiz a late replacement for Emmanuel Quartey made the most of his opportunity taking advantage of Martinez aggression in the phone booth styled dogfight landing the cleaner harder counters gaining the judges approval on two of the cards which were announced 95-95, and 98-92, 97-93 for Ruiz making him "The New WBA International Super Bantamweight Champion" by way of majority decision. Ruiz improves to 16-5-1, 6Ko's while Martinez the former brother in law to Antonio Margarito falls to 23-3, 18Ko's.
In the evenly matched co-feature Saint Louis, Missouri, "Showstopper" Stephon Young claimed vacant WBA-NABA Bantamweight title scoring a tightly contested ten round majority decision over Dallas, Texas, Juan Antonio Lopez.
The battle of southpaws would see some solid back and forth action with the quicker "Showstopper" able to beat the 22 year old Texan to the punch and on the scorecards when the judges scores were announced 95-95, 97-93, 96-94 making Young the ten round majority decision winner. Young remains unbeaten at 15-0, 3ko's while Lopez suffering his second defeat drops to 11-2, 4Ko's.
In a scheduled eight round battle of southpaw's Fort Worth, Texas, John "Phenom" Vera retained his WBA-NABA USA Super Welterweight title scoring a 2nd round TKO stoppage of Las Vegas based Montenegrin, Milorad Zizic.
After a feeling out opening frame the taller, longer, switch hitting Vera on his toes settled in using his jab setting up clean power shots beating Zizic to the punch flooring the once beaten Montenegrin twice in round two the first coming by way of an orthodox straight right and the second a southpaw lead right hook prompting Kenny Bayless to step in and wave it over after a heavy follow up Vera right at the 2:15 mark of round two. Vera improves to 15-0, 10Ko's while Zizic suffering his second defeat drops to 12-2, 6Ko's.
In four round bantamweight action Las Vegas, Max "Baby Face" Ornelas held onto his zero dominating San Diego, California, "The African Mexican" Mulapi Enjani until the was sent to the judges score cards in round four and Ornelas was announced a clear 40-36 times three technical decision winner. Ornelas moves to 5-0, 2Ko's while Enjani falls to 2-3-2, 1Ko.
Las Vegas, welterweight Jeremy "J Flash" Nichols proved to be too quick and too sharp boxing his way to a lop sided 40-36 times three blanking of Waco, Texas, Marquis Hawthorne. Nichols advances to 7-0, 2ko's while Hawthorne sinks to 4-5, 1Ko.
Las Vegas, super featherweight Salvador Lopez remained unbeaten jumping out to a fast start beating Tyler, Texas, Kenneth Taylor to the draw out boxing Taylor to a one way 40-36 times three four round unanimous decision. Lopez moves to 4-0, while Taylor suffering his first pro defeat drops to 2-1, 2Ko's.
"Subway" Mike Lee Decisions Traietti for USBA Title!
By: Peter Falcone
September 30th, UIC Forum, Chicago, Illinois: In the headline bout of a Lou DiBella - DiBella Entertainment's Forum Fight's 1, Chicago's, Mike "Subway" Lee claimed the vacant USBA Light Heavyweight title with a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Quincy, Massachusetts, tough Chris Traietti.
The tighter, heavier more active Lee rocking Traietti with a right and putting him on a knee with a follow up barrage in round two continued to out work and out land the game Massachusetts landing the cleaner, heavier punches for a slanted 98-91, 99-90 times two unanimous decision. Lee moves to 18-0, 10Ko's ending Traietti's 11 bout KO win streak at 21-4, 17Ko's.
In eight round middleweight action Forestville, Maryland's, Alantez "Slyaza" Fox continued his unbeaten run scoring a second round stoppage of Columbian, Ronald "Salvaje" Montes.
The 6'5" Fox used his superior reach and sharp shooting skills to open up then drop and stop Montes with a drilling left to the body forcing referee Dave Smith to immediately wave it over at 2:29 of round two. Fox with his fourth straight KO win moves to 21-0-1, 10Ko's while Montes stopped in three of his last four bouts drops to 17-4, 15Ko's.
In a scheduled eight round welterweight pairing Chicago, "Bad Boy" Ed Brown returned to his KO ways blasting out Union City, New Jersey, southpaw, Roberto Acevedo in two.
After feeling out opening frame, Brown on the attack measured Acevedo with his jab connecting the dots with a big right spinning Acevedo into the corner where the defenseless southpaw turning his back forced referee Dave Smith to step in and call it at 1:43 of round two. Brown improves to 19-0, 16Ko's while the over matched Acevedo, winless in is last five falls to 13-17-3, 1Ko.
In a four round record padding light heavyweight bout Maywood, Illinois, Martez McGregor remained perfect scoring a first stoppage of Saint Joseph, Missouri, Rick Reed. McGregor going right to work catching Reed with a clean combination convinced the over out gunned Missourian to bail out just 21 seconds into round one. McGregor climbs to 3-0, 3Ko's while Reed still winless, stopped in all three fights, falls to 0-3.
Ugas Earns 4th Round Stoppage Over Perrella
In Premier Boxing Champions Toe to Toe Main Event
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Santa Fe, NM!
(September 27th) Cuba's Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) defeated his second straight unbeaten welterweight Tuesday night as he stopped Bryant Perrella (14-1, 13 KOs) in the fourth round on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX
Deportes in the main event from Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ugas defeated previously unbeaten Jamal James in August and dedicated this fight to his friend and fellow Cuban, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who tragically passed away Sunday morning in Miami. Ugas was spectacular from the outset as his first overhand right of the night connected with Perrella and sent him to the canvas.
"The right hand was there early and all night long," said Ugas. "I was able to land it from the beginning. Then I went to the body. Before I left my corner to start the fight, I said a prayer for Jose, and for sure that was my motivation. I felt his spirit throughout the fight."
The taller Perrella attempted to control the fight with his jab and looked to land big left hands from the southpaw stance. Ugas was patient throughout the fight and kept his defense tight, never allowing Perrella to break through.
At the end of the third round Ugas landed another big right hand that pushed Perrella into the ropes and forced him into survival mode until the round ended. Perrella tried to get his attack going in the fourth round but Ugas was patiently waiting to deliver powerful counters with the right hand.
Another punishing right hand in the middle of the round sent Perrella hard to the mat and clearly dazed when he rose to his feet. Ugas sensed his moment and attacked Perrella, eventually stalking him into the corner. A final flurry from Ugas forced referee Rocky Burke to halt the bout 2:20 into the round.
"This shows that I've put all my losses behind me," said Ugas. "It doesn't matter who I fight next. I'm ready for anyone in the division."
The co-main event saw
Ryan "Cowboy" Karl (13-0, 9 KOs) earn a stoppage victory over Jose
Quezada (11-1, 6 KOs) after four rounds of action in the super lightweight showdown. The fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after the end of the fourth
Karl established his power advantage early on as the two fighters went toe-to-toe but it was Karl who knocked Quezada to the canvas with a stunning right uppercut and a straight right hand that sent his opponent tumbling to the canvas.
Quezada looked to box against Karl and had his best moments in the third round when he began to land his left hook and throw more combinations. Despite taking a few good shots, Karl came out determined in round four and began landing his right hand at will.
The last minute of the round saw the Houston-based fighter landed a series of right hands that eventually began to swell the left eye of Quezada and sent him to the floor for the second time in the fight as the round ended. Quezada was able to get to his feet and return to his corner, but the ringside doctor had seen enough and called a halt to the bout.
The opening televised bout saw Phoenix's Cesar Alan Valenzuela
(13-4-1, 4 KOs) earn a split decision over previously once-beaten Dennis Galarza (13-2, 8 KOs) in their eight round super featherweight attraction.
From the opening bell both men were determined to establish their offense and they both had bright moments in the round. Galarza landed several right hands early but as the fight wore on, Valenzuela got into his offense and was able to keep Galarza going backwards.
Valenzuela also appeared to be the fresher fighter in the later rounds and he ended the bout with a 398-345 advantage in punches thrown and 136-93 in punches landed.
Valenzuela's strongest round came in the final frame when he stunned Galarza with just over a minute left in the round, forcing his opponent to hold on to survive the eight-rounder. The final judges scores were 77-75 for Galarza and 77-75 twice for Valenzuela.
Linares Claims WBA Strap
With Points Win Over Crolla!
By: Ian Webb
September 24th, Manchester Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom: In the main event of a Eddie Hearn - Matchroom Boxing promotion Tokyo, Japan, based Venezuelan, Jorge "Golden Boy" Linares grudgingly relieved Manchester, UK's, Anthony "Million Dollar" Crolla of his WBA Lightweight title.
In an entertaining two way battle Linares precision punching, fighting through Crolla's pressure attack and referee Terry O'Connor's misguided interruption of the "Golden Boy's" early body attack, theVenezuelan technician landing the cleaner, heavier shots titled the tightly contested battle to win a title changing 115-114, 115-113, 117-111 unanimous decision.
Linares climbs to 41-3, 27Ko's while Crolla unbeaten in his last ten drops to 31-5-3, 13Ko's. As an attractive title unifying fight with WBC Lightweight Champion Dejan Zlaticanin looms, Crolla's promoter Eddie Hearn is calling for a contracted immediate rematch.
In other action:
Blackpool, UK's, Jack Arnfield, claimed the WBA International middleweight title scoring a 115-114 117-114 118-110 twelve round unanimous decision over London, southpaw, John "Gorilla" Ryder. Arnfield improves to 21-2, 5Ko's while Ryder slips to 23-3, 12Ko's.
In a scheduled ten round light heavyweight match Manchester, Hosea "Hammer" Burton put Aguascalientes, Mexico's, Fernando "El Huracán" Castaneda down twice in round three enroute to a third round TKO victory. Burton moves to 18-0, 9Ko's while Castaneda 3-5 in his last eight falls to 24-11, 15Ko's.
Boston UK, Callum "The One" Johnson claimed the vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title scoring a ninth round stoppage of Windhoek, Namibia's, Willbeforce "Black Mamba" Shihepo. Johnson advances to 16-0, 11Ko's while Shihepo drops to 23-9, 17Ko's.
In a scheduled eight round middleweight attraction Manchester, Marcus Morrison blitzed Bayonne, France's, Matiouze Royer with a first round under over combination for a first round KO win. With his fifth straight KO win Morrison moves to 13-0, 10Ko's while Royer 1-5 in his last six drops to 15-27-6, 3Ko's.
Lancashire, UK's, "Westgate Warrior" Isaac Lowe out pointed Barcelona, Spain's, Elvis Guillen 60-54 in a six round featherweight bout. Lowe moves to 13-0-1, 5Ko's while Guillen winless in his last fourteen dives to 9-25-4, 6Ko's.
Cumbria, UK's, light heavyweight Liam Conroy outpointed Marcheprime, France's, Baptiste Castegnaro after six. Conroy improves to 11- 3-1, 3Ko's while Castegnaro falls to 8-10, 4Ko's.
Warrington, UK, middleweight Nathan "The Wire" Wheatley scored a four round decision win over Wiltshire, UK, opponent Dan Blackwell. Wheatley moves to 5-0 while Blackwell pays some more bills at 7-57, 1Ko.
Lancashire, UK, middleweight Mark Jeffers scored his second pro win out pointing Swindon, Wiltshire, UK's, Ben "The Hammer" Heap. Jeffers moves to 2-0 while Heap bottoms out at 0-7.
Ilford, Essex, UK, super lightweight Conor "The Destroyer" Benn, the 19 year old son of former WBO Middleweight and WBC Super Middleweight Champion Nigel Benn remained unbeaten with a 60-55 points win over Yorkshire, UK's, Ross "Rosco" Jameson. Benn improves to 5-0, 3Ko's while Jameson falls to 1-2.
In a four round preliminary light heavyweight bout Manchester, UK's, Lyndon Arthur won his pro debut in fine fashion stopping Hull, Yorkshire, UK's, Andy Neylon with a body shot in round four. Arthur starts out 1-0, 1Ko while Neylon 1-2-1 in his last four drops to 2-12-1, 1Ko.
"Hot Rod" Too Much for "The Notorious" One!
By: Phil Kane
September 23rd, Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma: In the ten round light heavyweight main event of a DiBella Entertainment, Holden Productions, Fight Promotions Inc. promoted SHOBOX: The New Generation card Saint Petersburg, Florida, Radivoje "Hot Rod" Kalajdzic returned to his winning ways stopping Brooklyn, New York's previously unbeaten, Travis "The Notorious" Peterkin in five.
Coming off his only defeat a controversial split decision loss to Staten Island, New York 2012 Olympian "Sir" Marcus Browne in April, Kalajdzic would pressure the Mark Breland trained southpaw from the opening bell leaving no doubt controlling the action hurting Peterkin in round four continuing the pounding into round five landing a lead straight right to start a three punch combo dropping Peterkin along the ropes. Peterkin making it vertical but clearly beaten would quickly fold to a "Hot Rod" barrage dumping the retreating "Notorious" one in the corner forcing referee Gerald Ritter to jump in and end it at 1:32 of round five.
Kalajdzic improves to 22-1, 15Ko's while Peterkin suffering his first loss drops to 16-1-1, 7Ko's.
In the ten round co-feature Brooklyn, New York, based Russian, Ivan "The Beast" Baranchyk claimed the vacant USBA Super Lightweight title scoring a entertaining but one sided ten round unanimous decision over Ningbo, China's, light handed Zhimin Wang.
The bigger, stronger and heavier hitting Baranchyk, the aggressor throughout appearing to be looking for the early knockout loading up his shots allowed the mobile defensively skilled Wang to maneuver his way through some entertaining back and forth action with "The Beast" falling short with many reaching and lunging shots.
Both fighters cut by separate accidental head butts in round five, in round six the second half would see Baranchyk in complete control but never able to land the homerun or hurt the defensively solid and durable Chinaman finally caving to the demands of his corner and lightened up on his punches and begin to moving his hands throwing and landing in combination.
Wang willing to trade fight plans would go for broke in the closing rounds leaning on his shots, landing some solid punches only to fall well short to the heavy handed "Beast" when the judges scores were announced 99-91, 100-90 times two giving "The Beast" a one way ten round unanimous decision win.
A learning experience for the too KO conscious Baranchyk, "The Beast" remains unbeaten at 12-0, 10Ko's while Wang unbeaten as a pro but 8-3 in the World Series of Boxing drops to 7-1, 3Ko's.
In a eight round welterweight bout Brooklyn, New York, based Ukrainian, Ivan "The Volk" Golub claimed the NABF Welterweight title scoring an impressive three round TKO stoppage of Baltimore, Maryland, James "Keep'em Sleepin" Stevenson.
Golub with a significant edge in pedigree (300 plus amateur fights to 24) was the busier and more accurate puncher would control the space early to grab a competitive first round.
In round two Golub using an accurate jab and a southpaw left hand to the body continued to out work and out land his Maryland opponent mixing up his shots up and down hurting Stevenson with a clean straight left about the mid point of the of round but the mobile Stevenson going to his own jab was able to maneuver his way through the round.
Round three would see Stevenson a bit more aggressive, Golub appearing to looking to counter appeared to allow the space to close beating Stevenson to the punch with a short counter right hook sending "Keep'em Sleepin" to the canvas for a referee Gerald Ritter eight count. Stevenson beating the count was allowed to continue only to succumb to a "Volk" follow up forcing referee Ritter to step in and wave it over at 2:51 of round three. With his seventh straight KO win Golub improves to 13-0, 11Ko's while Stevenson 2-3 in his five drops to 23-3, 16Ko's.
In a six round special heavyweight attraction Tulsa, Oklahoma's, Treye Lipp, the 26 year old son of former WBO Heavyweight Champion Tommy "The Duke" Morrison remained perfect scoring a first round dismantling of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's, previously unbeaten Ed "Black Magic" Latimore.
The action would start quickly as both fighters appearing to want to make it a quick night loaded up early with the Freddie Roach trained Lippe like a "chip off the old block" broke through first landing a short right hand dropping near the ropes for a referee Gary Ritter eight count. Latimore would beat the count only to run into a Lippe volley highlighted by a double straight right, left hook sending "Black Magic" to the canvas for a second referee Ritter eight count. Allowed to continue Latimore going through the motions was quickly met by a heavy Lippe right sending the now defenseless Pittsburgh fighter to the ropes causing referee Ritter to correctly step in and wave it over at 2:19 of round one. Lippe a work in progress with little or no amateur experience improves to 12-0, 12Ko's while Latimore suffering his only defeat slips to 13-1, 7Ko's.
Canelo Stops "Beefy" Smith in Nine!
By: David Colon
September 18th, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas: In the main event of a Golden Boy Promotions card before over rabid boxing 51,000 fans Guadalajara, Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez claimed the WBO Light Middleweight title scoring a 9th round KO of Liverpool, United Kingdom's, Liam “Beefy” Smith.
Canelo taking flak for vacating his WBC strap to avoid WBC, IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin started quickly working Smith to the body limiting the much lighter hitting Smith to limited action but appearing to flatten but never straying to far from Smith's body allowing the eager Brit to land clean counters to close the first half.
In the middle rounds after complaining earlier he had hurt his right hand Canelo backed to the ropes would re-energize coming off and dropping Smith with a right in round seven.
In the eight avoiding an early Smith assault Canelo would open with a lead right, followed by a quick combination stunning "Beefy". Remaining patient Canelo taking his time lead with the jab, adding a set of big uppercuts setting the stage for a drilling left hook to the body dropping Smith to the canvas for the second time.
Seeing Smith is still hurt in the ninth Canelo begins to rip the out gunned Smith with hooks, mixing shots up and down again drawing Smith in fighting off the ropes Canelo explodes with a oil rig styled left hook dropping the game Brit for good when referee Luis Pabon waves it over at 2:28 0f round nine.
Canelo ahead at the time of the stoppage 80-72, 79-72, 79-71 after the fight again saying “I fear no one,” (referring to Golovkin) improves to 48-1-1, 34Ko's while Smith claiming his timing was off suffers his first defeat slipping to 23-1-1, 13Ko's.
In the semi main attraction a pairing of former Golovkin opponents Rochester, New York's, Willie "The Mongoose" Monroe Jr. jabbed his way to a boo drawing lackluster unanimous decision over Philadelphia's Gabriel "King" Rosado.
To the open distress of those ringside, Monroe a southpaw using his superior agility and jab kept the aggressive but ineffective Rosado out of range most of the night with the Fernando Vargas trained Philly fighter's biggest punch coming late in the ninth, so late it was ruled after the bell by referee Laurence Cole.
Falling into the action less trend previously set the boos and jeers turned to cheers with the final bell after which Monroe's token effort was rewarded with a 118-110, 117-111, 116-112 unanimous decision.
The second win for Monroe since his May 16th, 2015 6th round TKO loss to Golovkin moves him to 21-2, 6Ko's while the 30 year old Rosado, 4-2 and one no decision since his January 19th 2013 7th round TKO at the hands of "GGG" falls to 23-10, 13Ko's.
In other action:
23 year old, Downey, California, 2012 US Olympian, Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz, retained his NABF Featherweight title with a 9th round TKO stoppage of Blythe, California's Andrew "El Chango" Cancio.
Diaz, a southpaw started and never let off the gas dominating Cancio with an active left hand opening a cut on "El Chango's" nose then banging away with quick combinations prompting Cancio's corner to throw in the towel at 2: 27 of round nine. Diaz Jr. improves to 22-0, 13Ko's while Cancio drops to 17-4-2, 13Ko's.
In welterweight action Brooklyn, New York, former Luis De Valle, NY Golden Gloves rival Sadam "World Kid" Ali returned to his winning ways scoring a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Sonora, Mexico's, Saul "Navajo" Corral.
The 27 year old Ali coming off a March 5th 9th knockout to current WBO World Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas went right to work putting in a full nights work picking apart rocking the rugged Mexican in round four continuing target practice for the next six rounds easily earning a one way 99-91, 99-90 times two unanimous decision. Ali looking towards another title shot improves to 23-1, 13Ko's while Corral's three bout KO runs ends at 22-8, 13Ko's.
In his toughest test to date Diego "The Golden Kid" De La Hoya the 22 year old cousin of Oscar De La Hoya retained his WBC Youth World Super Bantamweight title scoring a convincing ten round unanimous decision over Baymon, Puerto Rico's Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle.
The 29 year old Del Valle would have his moments landing some clean shots only to be out worked by the quicker and more accurate De La Hoya who's speedy activity and volume earned him a solid 100-90, 99-91 times two unanimous decision. De La Hoya moves to 16-0, 9Ko's while Del Valle's four bout victory run ends at 22-3, 16Ko's.
Brooklyn, New York, jr. welterweight Zachary "Zungry" Ochoa, out worked, out boxed and out classed Reynoso, Mexico's Daniel Montoya to a one way 80-72, 79-73 times two eight round unanimous decision. Ochoa advances to 16-0, 7Ko's while Daniel Montoya dips to 11-5, 8Ko's.
In a four round bantamweight affair San Antonio's, Joshua Franco remained unbeaten flooring Tijuana, Mexico's, Brian Bazan twice in round three and once in round four prompting referee Robert Chapa he had seen enough stopping the fight without a count at 0:19 of round four. The 20 year old, Franco improves to 7-0, 4Ko's while Bazan falls to 9-4, 6Ko's.
Taquepaque, Mexico 21 year old, super welterweight Alexis "Laberinto" Salazar out shined and out landed Dallas, professional opponent Larry Smith for a 58-56, 60-54 times two six round unanimous decision. Salazar improves to 13-3, 6Ko's while Smith winless in his last 24 dives to 10-29-1, 6Ko's.
Essex, UK cruiserweight, Anthony Yarde celebrated his first trip across the pond with a first round knockout of Longview, Texas, Rayford Johnson. Yarde with his sixth straight KO win moves to 8-0, 7Ko's while Johnson, 1-6 in his last seven drops to 11-21, 6Ko's.
San Antonio, Texas, 19 year old lightweight, Hector "El Finito" Tanajara Jr. ran his unbeaten streak to seven polishing his skills and Alice, Texas 31 year old, Roy Garcia painting the journeyman with an active and accurate jab and crisp combinations piling up a impressive 40-36 times three shutout unanimous decision. Tanajara Jr. moves to 7-0, 4Ko's while Garcia falls to 3-20-1, 2Ko's.
In four round jr welterweight action 18 year old Dallas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. remained unbeaten blasting out fellow Texan, Ernesto Hernandez with a big right hand in round one. Ortiz Jr. moves to 2-0, 2Ko's while Hernandez stopped in his last four drops to 1-4, 1Ko.
Ishe Smith Majority Decision Over Frank Galarza
In Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce Main Event!
(September 16th) The first Las Vegas born world champion, Ishe "Sugar Shay"
Smith (29-8, 12 KOs) defeated Frank "Notorious" Galarza (17-2-2, 11
KOs) via majority decision in his hometown from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC): The
Next Round on Bounce TV.
"I had to dig deep. This was the first time in a very long time I had to dig deep," said Smith of his victory. "They kept telling me in my corner that its was close. He came to win, but in the end I got the victory."
Smith and Galarza used the first round to feel each other out, but the action picked up in the second as Smith threw a straight right hand that dropped Galarza to the canvas.
"He caught me off balance and it turned out to be a knockdown. I think that made the difference in the whole fight honestly."
Galarza came back swinging in the fourth, pressing Smith against the ropes with a tight combination of punches. Smith controlled the fifth round throwing hard blows to the body of Galarza followed by a hard left hook to end the round. The tides turned in the seventh round as Galarza pinned Smith against the ropes with a flurry of body punches. But it was the tenth and final round that sealed a win for Smith as he land punch after punch. Judges saw the bout 95-95, 96-93 and 95-94.
"Young guys feel like I'm old. They like to apply pressure, but I set him up with the traps. I got comfortable in the middle rounds he turned it up a gear and applied pressure I wasn't ready for," continued Smith. "It took me a round or two to get adjusted, once I got adjusted I thought I did real well and was able to close the show. I was surprised in the 95-95 and 95-94, I was thinking wow if I didn't get that knockdown it may have swayed his way for the victory.
"Training with the best like Floyd, Bernard Hopkins, it has allowed me to learn. I have learned so much from the greatest fighter in the world, and pick up something from each of them. I am thankful I was able to pick up a lot along the way in my career."
Galarza felt as though he had to do much more to get the win.
"I'm in his hometown, Vegas, its his promotion. Those little slip ups were going to cost me the fight. I had to be active, be in his chest, stay busy. There were moments where I was doing that, but I let some of it go at times.
"I think the knockdown made me want to press on the gas and start pushing. He is awkward. He's wide. He's all over the place and I didn't want to get hit with any silly punches.
"It happens. It's one of those things where we have to go back to the drawing board and we will be back at it again."
The co-main event featured a pair of super welterweight prospects that produced exciting two-way action from the first bell. Detroit's Domonique Dolton (17-1-1, 9 KOs) stalked Justin Deloach around the ring, but it was Augusta, Georgia's Justin DeLoach's (16-1, 8 KOs) superior boxing ability and effective counterpunching that made the difference. Midway through the fight, a wide cut opened on the bridge of Dolton's nose, providing an extra target for DeLoach.
"The cut was from a prior fight, and I just wanted to get back in the ring as soon as possible," said Dolton. "Allowing him to get so many shots in, opened the cut. I can't blame anyone but myself in this fight."
"I am disappointed in my performance; I didn't fight a smart fight. I fought his fight, I wasn't using my mind in this fight. I was looking for that big shot. Trying to set up a shot the whole fight that I lost sight and didn't fight smart. I should have been using my jab more, when I had the opportunity to go in on him, I didn't take it like I should have. Overall I just need to continue what Im doing and get back to my training.
Despite the unanimous decision win where the judges scored the bout 96-94, 98-92 and 99-91, DeLoach also was unimpressed with his own performance.
"I made it way tougher for myself than I should have. I should have used my legs more and listened to my corner," said DeLoach. "I am not satisfied with my performance even though I got the W.I didn't stay focused enough. Domonique is a tough opponent and I should have stuck to the game plan.
"I'm not going to call out any names because I'm just not happy with my performance," continued DeLoach. "I am going to be back in the gym on Monday and work on the things I need to fix before thinking about fighting again."
The opening bout of the telecast saw Jose Cayetano (20-4, 9 KOs) kick off Mexican Independence Day Weekend with a lot to celebrate. The Tijuana native defeated 25-year-old Alexis Santiago (21-3-1, 8 KOs) via unanimous decision, ending the Phoenix-native's 10-fight win streak. The 10-round super bantamweight bout started slow, but the action picked up in the fifth when Cayetano connected with a sharp right hook, causing Santiago to buckle, but not fall.
At the start of the bell in the seventh round, Santiago forced Cayetano against the ropes, throwing a flurry of punches. Santiago landed a hard right hook mid-way through the ninth round, causing the largely pro-Santiago crowd to cheer. The fight finished strong with both fighters swinging for the fences, exchanging hard blows bringing the crowd to their feet. 97-93, 96-94 2X.
"Santiago started out strong but as the rounds went on, he got less and less so," said Cayetano. "The fifth round was when I knew I really had him and it continued from there. Even though he landed some shots, he never hurt me.
"I want to fight Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch next. That is the fight I really want. Two Mexican warriors at it again."
"This was the worst performance of my career," said Santiago. "I could have done everything better. I wasn't able to find myself during the fight. I usually am able to, but this time it was hard for me."
Ishe Smith MD10 Frank Galarza
Justin DeLoach W10 Domonique Dolton
J'Leon Love TKO6 Dashon Johnson
Jose Cayetano W10 Alexis Santiago
Decarlo Perez SD8 Lanell Bellows
Juan Heraldez TKO3 Reyes Sanchez
Lionell Thompson W8 Donovan George
Ladarius Miller W6 Maynard Allison
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov W6 Marquis Hawthorne
Ramirez Survives Knockdown Comes Back to Stop
Watts In 7th Round of PBC's Toe to Toe Tuesdays!
(September 13th) Chicago's Eddie Ramirez (15-0, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round knockout of Kevin Watts (11-1, 4 KOs) in a battle of
unbeaten super lightweight prospects that served as the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX
Deportes Tuesday night from Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino in Nice, California.
Ramirez was determined to be the busier fighter, but it was Watts who scored the first big blow of the night when he caught Ramirez with a right uppercut that dropped his opponent for the first time in his career.
The Chicago-born prospect stepped up the attack after the knockdown and began to dominate the fight with his work rate and body punching. The jab was another effective weapon for Ramirez and it allowed him to navigate the distance and push Watts against the ropes.
Watts was unable to put his punches together and Ramirez became more emboldened in his attack as the fight went on and Watts began to wear down. Ramirez had a 488 to 348 advantage in punches thrown while connecting on 170 punches to Watts' 130.
The relentless attack eventually paid dividends as Ramirez trapped Watts with a flurry of body punches and eventually put Watts down to the mat. He was unable to beat the count and the fight was waved off at 1:37 in the seventh round.
The co-main event of the night saw
super welterweight prospect Marcos "Madman" Hernandez (9-0, 2 KOs) earn a unanimous decision over
Detroit's Antonio Urista (7-2, 2 KOs) in their eight-round bout.
Hernandez controlled the fight with his length advantage and superior accuracy while Urista attempted to outwork his opponent. The fight was full of exchanges from start to finish as both fighters loaded up on power punches throughout the night.
Round three saw Hernandez begin to break through and land big, clean shots on Urista, who was staggered by a right hand midway through the round. Hernandez's steady attack had an effect on Urista in the form of his mouthpiece falling out three times. In the fifth round, the third instance prompted the referee to deduct a point from Urista.
Sensing the urgency in the fight, Urista pressed forward and initiated an exciting round of back and forth action. Hernandez continued to get the better of the exchanges but was tagged by a hard left hand to the head right before the bell.
Urista enjoyed a 664-507 advantage in punches thrown, but Hernandez was able to land 213 punches to 193 from his opponent. Hernandez was dominant with his right hooks and he mixed in uppercuts throughout the night as he began to time his opponent.
Hernandez's 42 percent to 29 percent advantage in punches landed proved to be the difference as he took home the decision by scores of 80-71 twice and 79-72.
Eddie Ramirez KO7 Kevin Watts
Mark Anthony Hernandez W8 Antonio Urista
Leduan Barthelemy SD8 Ricardo Nunez
Yamanaka Retains, Hasegawa Regains WBC Titles!
By: Yamanoue Ichiro
September 16th, Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan: In the main event of a Akihiko Honda, Teiken Promotions show Tokyo, Japan's, Shinsuke Yamanaka made the eleventh defense of his WBC World Bantamweight title scoring a rematch seventh round TKO stoppage of Panamanian banger Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno.
The battle of southpaw's, a rematch of their September 22nd, 2015 split decision win by Yamanaka saw the champion leave no bout this time dropping the rugged Panamanian once in rounds one and six and twice in round seven.
Yamanaka starting well put Moreno down for the first time in round one with a clean left but would would have to pick himself up in the fourth round of the two way battle hitting the canvas compliments of a "Chemito" right.
Yamanaka regrouping in the fifth turned the tide back in the sixth flooring Moreno with another big left finishing the hurt challenger with seventh round barrages sending Moreno down twice forcing referee Daniel Van de Wiele to step in and wave it over at 1:09 of round seven.
Yamanaka, up 57-55, 56-55, 57-55 at the time of the stoppage improves to 26-0-2, 18Ko's while Moreno falls to 36-5-1, 12Ko's.
In the co-feature Kobe, Japan's, Hozumi Hasegawa claimed the WBC World Super Bantamweight title scoring a ninth round stoppage of Sinola, Mexico's Hugo "Little Twin" Ruiz.
Ruiz would start quickly but the taller, longer southpaw Hasegawa would gain control of the counter punching affair in round four controlling the space landing clean lefts enticing Ruiz into an all in ninth round with both fighters exchanging heavy blows with Ruiz recieving the heavier damage leaving him seated for the bell sounding round ten.
Hasegawa with then scores 87-82, 84-85, 85-84 at the time of the stoppage improves to 36-5, 16Ko's while Ruiz stopped in three of his four loses falls to 36-4, 32Ko's.
Bantamweights Kenji Kihisa TKO2 Ryohei Hamano
Super Bantamweights: Koichi Wakita RTD3 Hikaru Matsumine
Welterweights: Rikuto Adachi W4 Takuya Yamaguchi
Light Flyweights: Yuma Wada W4 Daiki Yamanaka
Featherweights: Hiroyuki Takahara TKO2 Hiroshi Hoshimoto