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title Yanez Defeats Valdez

By Manuel Perez: Former 2008 Olympian Luis Yanez (1-0) defeated Julio Valdez (3-3) by an unimpressive four round majority decision on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas in a bantamweight bout. The final judges’ scores were 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38. I personally scored the fight a draw. For a fighter as hyped as much as Yanez was, he looked remarkably unimpressive. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto vs. Hatton Next?

cotto44234635By Scott Gilfoid: Predictably, Miguel (33-1, 27 KOs) made a mess of Michael Jennings’ (34-2, 16) farfetched dream of winning the vacant WBO welterweight title by wiping him out in a 5th round knockout. Jennings tried the best he could but he had no weapons to use against the powerful shots from Cotto. Whereas Cotto was laying waste to Jennings with sledgehammer left hooks, Jennings was only able to fire back with pesky jabs. As you can guess, Jennings stood no chance in the fight and was beaten down in five lop-sided rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pavlik Destroys Rubio – What Next?

pavlik9900By Jason Kim: Kelly Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs) showed no ill effects from his 12-round defeat to Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night, whipping an outgunned Marco Antonio Rubio (43-5-1, 37 KOs) by a 9th round stoppage at the Chevrolet Centre, in Youngstown, Ohio. Pavlik dismantled Rubio with heavy shots in the 8th and 9th rounds, leading to Marco quitting at the end of the 9th. Rubio, a hard hitter, was thought to be someone that would give Pavlik a reasonably tough fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Frankie Figueroa growing with RJ & Square Rin – News

NABF light welterweight champion Frankie “El Gato” Figueroa (20-2, 13 KOs), halfway through his five-week training program at the famed Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Winchester, Massachusetts, took some time between workouts to talk about his new promoter, Square Ring Promotions, and how his career has taken a major step up since he signed with Roy Jones, Jr.’s promotional company. Read the rest of this entry »

title Gamboa Destroys Estrada, Lara Stops Gross

lara4464By Jim Dower: The Cuban amateur stars had a good time on Friday night beating their low quality opposition in the 1st round in a pair of fights shown on ESPN at the Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena, in Primm, Nevada. Light middleweight Erislandy Lara (4-0, 3 KOs), looked very impressive in stopping American Keith Gross (3-1, 1 KO) in the 1st round, needing only 69 seconds to take him out. Read the rest of this entry »

title The “New” John Duddy Outclasses Vanda

duddy66By Sean McDaniel: Showing a completely different look that used more boxing and jabs, undefeated middleweight John Duddy (26-0, 17 KOs) outclassed a slower more limited Matt Vanda (39-9, 22 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision on Saturday night on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Michael Jennings at Madison Square Garden in New York. Duddy, 29, known for being a face first slugger who typically gets hit a lot while beating mostly limited competition, used mainly jabs to defeat Vanda on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto Defeats Jennings: Looking at Hatton or Pacquiao

cotto54324345by William Mackay: Former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 KOs) recaptured a title on Saturday night in defeating Michael Jennings (34-2, 16 KOs) by a 5th round TKO to capture the vacant WBO welterweight title at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Jennings, fighting for his first time out of the UK, was much weaker than Cotto and did little other than jab and move for much of the fight. His jabs had little effect on Cotto, who took them and kept on applying pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

title Thomas Defeats Nelson; Boxing In Paradise

New York/Virgin Islands (February 23, 2009) — ON JANUARY 30TH, The Virgin Islands made a big push to become a boxing powerhouse in the coming years. The monumental occasion saw 340 Promotions, in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing, Sampson Lewkowicz, and Leslie Comissiong, promote an historical to event that featured a series of world-class professional boxing matches starring the members of the 2008 Virgin Island Olympic team, three amateur bouts, and some of the best talent in the sport today. Read the rest of this entry »

title Vega-Escalara, Yanez Defeats Valadez, Olympic Boxing Review – News

Phoenix, AZ – Following his opening round loss on The Contender to Akinyemi “AK47” Laleye, Erick Vega 8-3-1 (6 KO’s) knew he needed to make changes in his arsenal. Read the rest of this entry »

title Tyson looking to unleash Fury on Peret and Sexton; Johnson-Judah – News

Heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury is predicting another explosive performance in Norwich this Saturday night when he features live on ITV4 on the undercard of Jon Thaxton’s first European Lightweight title defence. The unbeaten Fury will be going for his third straight win as a pro on the Hennessy Sports event when he takes on Daniel Peret in a scheduled 6 rounder. The Norwegian based Russian is a veteran of 35 fights but Fury isn’t impressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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