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title Moses Defeats Kobori, Wins WBA lightweight title

kabori34433By Jason Kim: In an impressive display of speed, power and boxing ability, unbeaten lightweight Paulus Moses (24-0, 17 KOs) defeated champion Yusuke Kobori (23-3-1, 12 KOs) to win the WBA lightweight title on Saturday night at the Pacifico, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The final judges’ scores were 115-113, 119-109 and 115-113. Nicknamed “The Hitman,” Moses, 30, from Okapya, Namibia, overcame a slow start in the first half of the fight to take the attack to the slower Kobori, wearing him down with blazing fast combinations and a constant jab to the head. Read the rest of this entry »

title Nishioka Stops Garcia In 12th Round

nishioka4By Jason Kim:Toshiaki Nishioka (33-4-3, 20 KOs) stopped Genaro Garcia (36-7, 20 KOs) in the 12th round on Saturday night to defend his WBC super bantamweight title at the Pacifico, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Using a lot of measuring with his right hand, Nishioka teed off with three big left uppercuts in the 12th round, stunning Garcia badly and causing referee Bruce McTavish to step in and halt the bout at 0:57 of the 12th. Garcia, ranked #7 in the WBC, was knocked down twice in the fight – once in the 4th and another time in the 9th, both by big uppercuts from Nishioka. Read the rest of this entry »

title Where Does Mayweather Jr. Go Now?

mayweather3234By Jim Dower: Now that Ricky Hatton is planning on fighting Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (39-0, 25 KOs) finds himself without a dance partner in the 1st half of 2009. Recently, Mayweather had made some noises about wanting to make a comeback for a fight against Ricky Hatton, but with Ricky now taking on Pacquiao, it looks as if Mayweather is going to have to come up with some other options for a fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale, Mack-Henry, Brook – News

Boxing sensation James DeGale has been backed as one to watch in 2009 – alongside US President elect Barack Obama. The Olympic middleweight gold medallist has been picked by Britain’s longest running Afro-Caribbean newspaper The Voice as one of the faces of the New Year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Amonsot Cleared To Continue Fighting

amonsot3By Jason Kim: In a bit of good news for lightweight boxer Czar Amonsot (18-3-1, 10 KOs), he’s been reportedly given the okay to continue his boxing career. Previously, Amonsot, 23, was examined after his grueling 12-round decision loss to knockout artist Michael Katsidis on July 21st, 2007, in which the medical examination showed a small amount of blood outside his brain. That result of the tests kept Amonsot out of boxing for the past year and a half. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch Eyeing Bouts Against Bute, Kessler and Taylor

froch34233By Eric Thomas: In an article in the TimesOnline, unbeaten super middleweight Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) said that he’s interested in taking on the best in the super middleweight division, saying “I’m happy to fight the likes of Jermain Taylor or Lucian Bute or Mikkel Kessler. I don’t believe in having easy fights.” Missing from those names, however, is Joe Calzaghe, who Froch has been pursuing without success for some time. Read the rest of this entry »

title Will Haye Freeze Under The Spotlights

haye3445518By Jim Dower: Put on the fast track for a heavyweight title against one of the Klitschko brothers, as of now rumored to be Wladimir, former cruiserweight champion David Haye hasn’t had to earn his way to the top like other fighters. This in itself may or may not end up biting him on the backside when he’s put in the ring with one of the 6’6″ Klitschko brothers, but it probably won’t help him much either. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Sr. Believes That Hatton Can Stop Pacquiao

hatton3243352By Chris Williams: For what it’s worth, Ricky Hatton’s trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., feels that Ricky can knock Manny Pacquiao out on May 2nd. Mayweather Sr. had this to say to The Sun: “I believe Ricky can stop Pacquiao.” However, if Hatton is going to be doing this, he’s going to have to look a heck of a lot better than he did in his last three bouts against Mayweather Jr., Juan Lazcano and Paulie Malignaggi. Read the rest of this entry »

title Does Haye Stand a Good Chance of Beating Wladimir?

haye4535462By Sean McDaniel: With the rumor circulating about Vitali Klitschko now to fight his number WBC #1 mandatory Juan Carlos Gomez on March 21st, where, if this all true, does this leave David Haye? The second part of today’s rumor is that Haye will now be fighting Wladimir Klitschko on June 20th in London. Going from the more stationary, sturdier chinned Vitali to a much better mover, faster hands, more athletic Wladimir, who has a much worse chin, does this give Haye a much better chance at winning than he previously was thought to have against Vitali? Read the rest of this entry »

title Options For De La Hoya in 2009

dela4342By Dan Ambrose: Okay, Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) clearly had an off night in his last fight against Manny Pacquiao on December 6th, maybe because of his diet leading up to the fight as well as some age issues as well. But just because De La Hoya suffered a major spanking at the hands of Pacquiao doesn’t mean that he needs to retire from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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