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title Khan Destroys Fagan

By Mark Boyles: Amir Kahn claimed the vacant WBA international lightweight championship.on Saturday with a knock out victory over Oisin Fagan at London’s ExCeL Arena to put his career back on track in his first fight since being knocked out by Breids Prescott.

Kahn dropped Fagen twice in the opening round, first with a hard right hand, then again at the end of the round with an example of his blistering speed with a vicious combination.

The second round saw more of the same, with Kahn landing at will and Referee Micky Vann stepped in to end what was a very one-sided affair. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya Loses To Pacquiao For All The Wrong Reasons

By Manuel Perez: I don’t care that Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) quit on his stool after the 8th round against Manny Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. De La Hoya has nothing to be ashamed of, because he didn’t get beat by Pacquiao on Saturday night. Instead, he screwed up and beat himself by coming into the fight so slim at 147, which as it turns out, left him weight drained, sickly looking and very weak – much too weak to fight effectively against Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya-Pacquiao Post Fight Interviews

Oscar De La Hoya: “Pacquiao is a greater fighter. He deserves all the credit in the world. He fought a tremendous fight. He was the better man. He deserves all the accolades and he deserves credit for his accomplishments. I wish him all the best. He’s just a great fighter. I have nothing bad to say about him. I give him all the credit in the world. Manny Pacquiao prepared well.” Read the rest of this entry »

title The Death of Boxing and the Rise of De La Hoya: Why the World Needs a Golden Boy

By Matthew Thomas Potter: For many people, boxing began with a name. For myself, and numerous others, that name was Oscar De La Hoya (39-6-0). Being so close to the era in which Oscar reigned makes it somewhat difficult to accurately gauge the Golden Boy’s influence, legacy and impact on the sport of boxing, and its associated industries. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch Defeats Pascal

By James Hughes: Carl “The Cobra” Froch became the WBC Super-Middleweight Champion on Saturday night, with a gutsy and ultimately more composed display against the equally determined Jean Pascal. In an explosive encounter, Froch and Pascal traded thunderous blows around the ring and in the centre of it, making the fight compelling to watch. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao Caps-Off Hall of Fame Year with Boff Performance

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (December 7, 2008) – In a battle between Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s top attraction, and MANNY PACQUIAO, the sport’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, Pacquiao, a 2 -1 underdog, emerged victorious last night, stopping De La Hoya at the end of round eight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

While securing his claim as 2008’s Fighter of the Year, Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KOs), also capped off a Henry Armstongesque year, winning three fights in three different weight divisions – two of them for world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kentikian Defeats Toktaulova

By Erik Schmidt: WBA female flyweight and WIBF Women’s International Boxing Federation flyweight champion Susi Kentikian (23-0, 16 KOs) defeated Anastasia Toktaulova (13-10, 2 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision at the Sporthalle Brandberge, Halle an der Saale, in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Kentikian, 21, dominated the fight with her more powerful combinations for most of the fight. However, she struggled to land throughout the fight, missing often with her punches against the constantly moving Toktaulova. Read the rest of this entry »

title Allen Defeats Tapia – Latest Boxing News

By Manuel Perez: Unbeaten light welterweight prospect Rock Allen (14-0, 7 KOs) won a one-sided eight-round unanimous decision over Humberto Tapia (13-9-1, 7 KOs) last night at the Sovereign Center, in Reading, Pennsylvania. The final judges’ scores were 80-72, 80-72 and 80-72. Allen, 27, a former member of the 2004 United States Olympic Team, dominated the fight, using short combinations and superior hand speed to pound out a 8-round unanimous decision over the 22-year-old Tapia. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jones Stops Perez

By Manuel Perez: Undefeated welterweight contender Mike Jones (16-0, 14 KOs) overcame an early bad start to stop journeyman Luciano Perez (16-9-1, 14 KOs) in the 3rd round of a scheduled 10-round bout at the Sovereign Center, in Reading, Pennsylvania. After losing both the 1st and 2nd rounds, the knockout artist Jones, 25, suddenly caught Perez with a huge left hook to the head in the 3rd, stunning him and snapping his head backwards. Read the rest of this entry »

title British Fight Night Feast

By Simon Hirst: Whilst tonight is going to remember as the ‘dream match’ between Pac Man and the Golden Boy, for British fans, there are also a lot of good British fights. I know that we have been treated to fights from Britain’s big three throughout November, but for four big British fights to happen on the same night means a big night for British boxing.

In no particular order, I’ll start with Amir Khan’s fight. He takes on the Irish-American Oisin Fagan, who despite a couple of losses, is a decent fighter. Some of the losses on his record have been controversial, his most notable loss coming to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who Wayne McCullough felt he deserved at least a draw. Read the rest of this entry »

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