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title Cotto Looking Weight Drained For Jennings Fight

cotto3233435By Nate Anderson: According to Steve Bunce from his Boxing Hour show, Miguel Cotto is looking weight drained for his fight tomorrow night with Michael Jennings. The fact that Cotto is weight drained seems to suggest that he’s had to struggle a little more than usual in making the 147 pound welterweight weight limit. That’s not a good sign for Cotto, because if he took too much weight off during his draining and his dehydrating to make weight, this could effect him in the fight with Jennings. Read the rest of this entry »

title Gamboa stops Estrada after only 35 seconds; Prescott and Lara victorious as well

Yuriorkis Gamboa did it again. ARENA’s fast rising featherweight superstar scored his next impressive k.o. win stopping veteran Walter Estrada in only 35 seconds. “El Ciclon” lived up to his name simply blowing away his opponent with one of his overwhelming combinations. Gamboa went to the body with his left and followed up with a stunning right to the head that put Estrada straight to the campus. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Khan’s Knockout Loss To Prescott a Fluke Thing?

khan562357By William Mackay: After watching lightweight Prescott (21-0, 18 KO’s) struggle tonight against journeyman Humberto Toledo, I now wonder whether most people have way overrated Prescott’s power. He looked like an average puncher tonight, nothing like the so-called knockout artist that was seen knocking Amir Khan out in the first round in September 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

title Can Jennings Put Heat on Cotto’s Chin?

cotto4553535By Jason Kim: Welterweight Michael Jennings (34-1-16 KOs) is facing what seems like insurmountable odds tomorrow night against former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs) at Madison Square Garden. With next to no chance being given to the 31-year-old Jennings, he’s being advised to try and stay away from Cotto as much as possible to avoid getting knocked out. Read the rest of this entry »

title What’s Hurting Boxing

By Scott Gilfoid: Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed more and more that there are a number of fighters that are dragging boxing down with them in selfish money grab fights, and their tendency’s to avoid taking risky fights. In many of the more popular divisions, we have fighters like Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, David Haye, Oscar De La Hoya, among many others, that flip around from division to division without always having to face the toughest fighters in their own division, and being able to cherry pick fights to get the most money at the last amount of risk. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rubio-Pavlik: Will He Be The Kelly Of Old?

pavlik645261By Dave Lahr: Just how does a fighter react after getting the living day lights beaten out of them? It’s always a mystery and different with every fighter. Middleweight Kelly Pavlik will be under a microscope tomorrow night in his WBC/WBO middleweight title match against Marco Antonio Rubio. Pavlik was beaten badly by Bernard Hopkins in October 2008, the kind of beating that often turns a fighter into jelly afterwards, shaping their career for the negative. Read the rest of this entry »

title Prescott Defeats Toledo on Disqualification

By Sam Gregory: In tonight’s scheduled 10 round lightweight main event, 25 year old undefeated Columbian Breidis Prescott won the fight on a disqualification when his opponent Humberto Toledo bit him on the neck stopping the bout at 1:58 of the tenth round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Gamboa Destroys Estrada

By Sam Gregory: ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at Nova University Don Taft Center Arena, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is the home of the Miami Dolphins training camp.

In the Jr lightweight co-main event, 34 year old Walter Estrada who went into this fight at 35-8 took on the man Teddy Atlas says, has “The fastest hands in boxing”, undefeated 27 year old Yuriorkis Gamboa, a Gold medalist from Guantanamo, Cuba who went into this fight at 13-0 with 11 KO’s. Read the rest of this entry »

title Gamboa, Lara & Prescott All Victorious

By Eric Thomas: In a night of early knockouts due to poor matchmaking, featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (14-0, 12 KOs) destroyed destroyed Walter Estrada (35-9, 24 KOs) seconds into the fight, hitting him with a flurry of power shots ending with a big right hand to send him down for the count. It was no surprise, because Estrada had a poor record going into the fight and had been knocked out early in two of his last seven fights. In the end, he was simply too slow for Gamboa and looked as if he was fighting in slow motion next to the speedy Gamboa. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya Angered By Margarito

dela567453424By Chris Williams: Oscar De La Hoya is reportedly upset with Antonio Margarito, according to the , angered about the issue involving Margarito’s hand pads for his knuckles. Both Margarito and his trainer recently lost their boxing licenses by the California State Athletic Commission after extra padding containing and an unknown substance was found inside Margarito’s hand padding before his fight with Shane Mosley on January 24th, 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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