World Boxing Association super flyweight champion Alexander Munoz (32-2, 27 KOs) won a narrow 12-round unanimous decision against Japanese challenger Katsushige Kawashima (32-7, 21 KOs) on Monday night at the Bunka Gym, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The final judges’ scores were 115-114, 115-113 and 117-111, giving Munoz the win. Munoz, 28, built up an early lead in the first half of the fight, tagging Kawashima, the former WBC champion, with big left hooks and right hands to the head, looking to take him out. However, when the knockout didn’t come like it has in most of Munoz’s fights, he found himself in a real dog fight in the second half of the fight, as Kawashima, who never stopped comping forward, started to get into the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
In the latest boxing news, it looks as if Oscar De La Hoya (38-5, 30 KOs) is going to be facing undefeated World Boxing Council welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (38-0, 30 KOs) in a rematch on May 3rd of this year, with the location still to be announced. I can’t say that I’m surprised that De La Hoya, 34, has decided on facing Mayweather again so soon, as De La Hoya has few options of winnable fights over top opponents to choose from, and if he were to fight a couple of more times – and likely losing them – De La Hoya would be destroying the possibility of his big money bout with Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
Undefeated Irish middleweight John Duddy (23-0, 17 KOs) will be facing Tunisian-born Walid Smichet (17-3-1, 13 KOs) next month on February 23rd at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York. The fight will be on the undercard of International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s bout with World Boxing Organization champion Sultan Ibragimov, meaning that the fight will be seen by a huge nationwide audience, as well as all over the world. Duddy, 28, ranked # 2 in the World Boxing Organization and #10 in the World Boxing Association, is hoping to get by the tough Smichet so that he can possibly land a huge money fight with Kelly Pavlik in late 2008 or early 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
Undefeated super featherweight Commonwealth champion Kevin Mitchell (25-0, 18 KOs) easily destroyed his last minute substitute opponent Edison Torres (41-34-4, 27 KOs) in the 3rd round of a scheduled 1-round non-title bout at the York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London. Mitchell, 23 landed three left hooks in the third round, sending Torres sliding against the ropes out on his feet. The referee Ian John-Lewis then moved in and halted the bout. Read the rest of this entry »
Fact Number One, World-renowned promoter of boxing luminaries including Muhammad Ali, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, “Big” George Foreman, Larry ‘The Easton Assassin” Holmes, “Iron” Mike Tyson, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran, Julio Cesar Chavez, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, Felix “Tito” Trinidad, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, Salvador Sanchez and Wilfredo Gomez,
to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Eight-Time World Champion in Four Separate Weight Classes: Middleweight (160), Super Middleweight (168), Light Heavyweight (175), and Heavyweight Born on Jan. 16, 1969, in Pensacola, Fla. Height: 5’ 11” Weight: Light Heavyweight (last weight 175). Record: 51-4, 38 KOs
Roy Jones Jr. is a man who defies definition. He is an eight-time world champion boxer in four different weight classes; a world-class boxing promoter and expert television analyst; a superb athlete in all arenas including professional basketball; a hit-music performer and manager; and a television and motion picture actor. In short, Roy Jones, Jr. is a renaissance man for his era and a legend for eras to come. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Five-Time World Champion with a Career Knockout Percentage of 80%. At Welterweight (147), Junior Middleweight (154) & Middleweight (160). Born: Jan. 10, 1973, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico Raised in: Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico. Now Residing In: Monte Hiedra, Puerto Rico. Height: 5’10” Weight: Light Heavyweight (last weight 160). Record: 42-2, 35 KOs.
There had been a void in boxing since May 11, 2002. It was on the date that Felix “Tito” Trinidad stopped Hacine
Cherifi in round four in his native Puerto Rico. Shortly thereafter, he decided to retire, unable to lure Bernard Hopkins into a rematch after suffering his first loss to “The Executioner” in an illustrious career. After winning world titles in three divisions and defeating three Olympic gold medalists, Trinidad decided he had had enough, until 2004 when he decided to return to the ring against a dangerous middleweight opponent: former World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council welterweight champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, from Manauga, Nicaragua. Read the rest of this entry »
Heavyweight Contender Born on Jan. 5, 1968, in Warsaw, Poland, now living in Chicago, Illinois. Height 6’ 4” – Weight: Heavyweight. Record: 40-6-1, 33 KOs.
Andrew Golota began boxing at age 13 and captured an unprecedented seven Polish national amateur championships. He won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Golota relocated to Chicago and turned pro in 1992, winning his first 27 starts—24 by knockout. Read the rest of this entry »
“I came to the biggest and best promoter in the world because I wanted that world title shot,” Karmazin explains. “At the time I signed with Don King, I was the IBF’s top ranked junior middleweight. I told Mr. King: any time, any place, any champion. Unlike my previous handlers, I felt Don King had to power to prevent boxers from ducking me and last minute cancellations like the De La Hoya fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
World Boxing Association Fedelatin Champion. Born on Feb. 11, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. Height: 6’ 1” – Weight: Heavyweight (231). Record: 19-1 (12 KOs).
Born into a working class Italian family in Chicago’s south suburbs, young Mike Mollo got into numerous scuffles on the streets of his neighborhood. Already 230 pounds as a 14-year-old, he was quickly was taken to the local boxing club to hone his skills and apply his energy in a more constructive manner. Read the rest of this entry »