By Dan Ambrose: After failing to make weight for his fight last Saturday night, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) put on a great deal of weight in rehydrating up to an enormous size to defeat middleweight Marcos Reyes (33-3, 24 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
While there was some fans who said Chavez Jr. only looked big because he was in with a small middleweight, the fact of the matter if Reyes admitted that he rehydrated to 175 pounds after making weight at 168. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) is blaming his less than impressive 12 round unanimous decision win last Saturday night over #11 IBF Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. (25-2-2, 15 KOs) on him taking off too much weight before the fight in the last two days. Frampton, 5’4”, says he’s going to make a decision about possibly moving up to the featherweight division.
It makes sense for Frampton to move up in weight to 126lbs because the big money fights are up in that weight class against the likes of Abner Mares, Gary Russell Jr., and Leo Santa Cruz. Read the rest of this entry »
(Anthony Crolla seen here pulling down on Darley Perez’s head during a low blow sequence in the 12th round. Perez was docked a point from referee for the low blow) By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn will be speaking with World Boxing Association vice president Gilberto Mendoza to try and have him order an immediate rematch between his fighter #11 WBA Anthony Crolla (29-5-2, 11 KOs), who came up short of getting a victory last Saturday night in fighting to a 12 round draw against WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez (33-1-1, 20 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
The judges scored the fight 114-113 for Perez, 116-111 for Crolla and even at 113-113. I had Perez easily winning, even with the controversial two points taken away from Perez in the 11th and 12th rounds by referee Howard Foster. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A cruiserweight sized Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) used his considerable weight advantage over the much smaller middleweight Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) tonight to win a very unimpressive 10 round decision at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) defeated Marcos Reyes (33-3, 24 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The final judges’ scores were 97-92, 98-91 and 96-93. Read the rest of this entry »
By Erhan Bora: On Saturday 24th July, Frank Buglioni takes on newly crowned WBA super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov at the SSE arena in London. Like myself the fighter hails from a North London town called Enfield, and shares a lot of local support, but it largely unknown to the national and global audiences, especially the casuals. Read the rest of this entry »
By Erhan Bora: Going into his WBA lightweight world title shot, many has Manchester’s Anthony Crolla as a massive underdog but on the night he pulled out all the tricks. After having his original title shot against Richar Abril cancelled due to a fractured skull and snapped ankle injury sustained while chasing burglars who attempted to break into his neighbor’s house, things looked bleak for Crolla. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Referee Howard Foster inserted himself into the fight in the 11th and 12th rounds, taking off points from Darleys Perez (33-1-1, 20 KOs) for low blows, resulting in his fight against #11 WBA fringe contender Anthony Crolla (29-5-2 11 KOs) being scored a 12 round draw on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
The final judges’ scores were 114-113 for Perez, 116-111 for Crolla and 113-113. I had Perez winning the fight 10 rounds to 2. I didn’t buy the low blow stuff that went on in the 11th and 12th. It was a case of Crolla pulling Perez’s head down while he was throwing punches, and I didn’t see how the referee could have taken points off from that. But besides that, Perez won both the 11th and 12th rounds on my card, so they were even rounds. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/CBS) By Scott Gilfoid: In what has to be seen as a disappointing performance, IBF super bantamweight champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (21-0, 14 KOs) had to get up off the deck twice in the 1st round to come back to defeated 22-year-old #13 IBF fringe contender Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. (25-2-2, 15 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday afternoon in a fight on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
Frampton was knocked down by a left to the head in the 1st round. It looked like a balance issue with Gonzalez Jr. spearing the shorter 5’4” with a left hand to knock him down. But moments later, Gonzalez Jr. nailed Frampton with a huge chopping right hand that put him down for the second time in the round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (43-4. 29 KOs) came out on top tonight in defeating 34-year-old Robert Stieglitz (47-5-1, 27 KOs) by a 6th round knockout on Saturday night at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Fighting each other for the fourth time in the last three years, Abraham knocked Stieglitz down twice in the contest. Read the rest of this entry »