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title Sargeant Stops Woods

In a battle of journeyman super middleweight fighters, Louis Sargeant (9-11, 5 KOs) stopped 40 year-old Darrell Woods (26-12, 18 KOs) in the fourth round on Friday night at the River Rock Casino, in Richmond, British Columbia. Woods, who previously was stopped in the 1st round by super middleweight contender Allan Green in July, took tremendous punishment from Sargeant all fight long, enough so that the referee Robert Howard had decided he’d seen enough and halted the fight following the 4th round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Byron Tyson Defeats Ortiz

Undefeated middleweight prospect Byron Tyson (9-0-1, 4 KOs) defeated Claudio Ortiz (6-15, 2 KOs) by 4th round disqualification on Friday night at the River Rock Casino, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The fight, never competitive from the very start, was stopped in the 4th round after Ortiz, 36, landed a series of quick rabbit punches to the back of Tyson’s head. Previous to that, Ortiz had been warned for frequent fouls, such as what appeared to be intentional head butts, including being docked one point in the 3rd round for throwing an elbow near the end of the round. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adamek Decisions Jalusic

adamek464323.jpgFormer World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (33-1, 22 KOs) had an easy time defeating Josip Jalusic (8-9-1) by 8-round unanimous decision on Saturday night on the Cunningham vs. Huck undercard at the K Seidensticker Halle, in Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Adamek, 31, was making his second fight at cruiserweight after abandoning the light heavyweight division following a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Chad Dawson in February, a bout in which Adamek lost his light heavyweight title.

Instead of re-tooling his skills and challenging Dawson again, or one of the other light heavyweight champions, Adamek opted to move up to the cruiserweight division, in part due to his constant struggle of having to drop weight to make the light heavyweight class. Like in his initial bout at cruiserweight, Adamek decided to fight a soft opponent, and Jalusic, a a mediocre record of 8-8 going into the bout, was certainly every bit of soft. Adamek out-punched Jalusic an average of 50-4 in all eight rounds of the fight, making it a painful fight to watch due to the one-sided nature of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Williams Wants A Bout With Mosley

Showing perhaps a sign of desperation, World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Paul Williams (33-0, 24KOs) is already looking beyond his next opponent Carlos Quintana, whom he fights on February 9th, as he said in a recent interview that he is interested in facing Shane Mosley after his bout with Quintana. Williams, 26, previously had a bout with Cintron almost arranged, only to have Cintron decide instead to attempt to set up a fight with Miguel Cotto or a rematch with Antonio Margarito. Read the rest of this entry »

title Witter: “Hatton Has Avoided Fighting Me For Years And He’s Still Avoiding Me”

In the latest boxing news, World Boxing Council junior welterweight champion Junior Witter (36-1-2, 21 KOs) came out with another bomb shell interview, this time to The Sunday Times, in which Witter accused former junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton of avoiding him for years, and is still avoiding him. “Hatton hates me and he can’t stand the fact that I’ll beat him, if we ever get it on in the ring. That’s why he and his handlers have never allowed the fight to take place, said Witter.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Hawkins Decisions Guinn: Is This The End Of The Line For Dominick?

In somewhat of a shocking upset, journeyman fighter Robert Hawkins (23-10, 7 KOs) defeated former heavyweight contender Dominick Guinn (28-6-1, 19 KO) by 10-round unanimous decision last night at the River Rock Casino, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. The bout was never in doubts, as Hawkins, 32, pounded out a one-sided decision, winning by the final judges’ scores of 97-93, 99-91 and 100-90. Hawkins, a fighter mainly known for being a trail horse, controlled most of the fight, using excellent inside work and sharp combinations to pile up the rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roy Jones Jr. Wants Match With Calzaghe

On last nights’ ESPN telecast, former light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. (51-4, 38 KOs) said that he wants to fight super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe, after he, Jones, stops Felix Trinidad (42-2, 35 KOs) in the fourth round in their scheduled 12-round bout on January 19th at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Jones, 38, appears to be completely overlooking the 35 year-old Trinidad, treating him as if victory is a forgone conclusion. Jones, it seems, has been looking too closely at Trinidad’s last fight in which he lost a lopsided decision to Winky Wright in May 2005, afterwards leading to another retirement by Trinidad. Read the rest of this entry »

title Williams Angered Over Cintron’s Choice Of Margarito & Cotto for Future Opponents

In the latest boxing news, undefeated World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Paul Williams (33-0, 24 KOs) is reportedly furious at International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Kermit Cintron due to him opting to call out Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito rather than taking on a bout with Williams. Previous to this, Williams and Cintron had decided on fighting each other on February 23, following Cintron’s title defense on November 23rd. However, Cintron appeared to have change of heart after winning the fight by 10th round stoppage and discovering that he had once again re-injured his right hand. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Cintron Making A Mistake In Fighting Margarito?

cintron464343.jpgIn the past week, International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (29-1, 27 KOs) has publically called out Antonio Margarito (35-5, 25 KOs), saying that he wants to fight him as soon as possible, apparently a move made to attempt to erase the previous stain of defeat for Cintron. Two years earlier, in April 2005, Cintron, 28, was stopped in five brutal rounds by Margarito, a bout in which Cintron was knocked down four times before the fight was finally stopped at 2:12 of the 5th round.

I personally don’t see how the fight will be any different than the first time because Cintron doesn’t have an answer for Margarito’s high volume punch output. While Cintron is the harder puncher of the two, he tends to be much more selective of his punches, loading up for an occasional huge shot, whereas Margarito throws a steady volume of hard shots which make it difficult on his opponents. Cintron showed that he couldn’t deal with that kind of fire power from Margarito and quickly succumbed to Margarito’s constant raining punches. It didn’t matter that Cintron hit harder, because Margarito proved to be able to take his punches without much problem. Read the rest of this entry »

title Timo Hoffmann Tests Positive For Steroids

hoffman44634535.jpgTimo Hoffmann (36-6-1, 20 KOs), a German-based heavyweight, has reportedly tested positive for Steroids following his 12th round TKO loss to Alexander Dimitrenko on November 17th. Hoffmann, 33, faces a one year suspension from boxing. Worse, however, is that if the positive result stands up to further tests, Hoffmann’s manager, Christian Meyer, from Sauerland, said “If the ‘B’ sample is positive, his contract won’t be extended under any circumstances.”

At one time, Hoffmann was considered the top German heavyweight, one thought to possibly have enough talent to become a world champion. However, in 2000, Hoffmann was rushed into a bout with the undefeated Vitali Klitschko, who promptly gave Hoffmann a tremendous beating en route to winning an easy 12-round unanimous decision. Though Hoffmann didn’t go down in the fight, he took a significant about of head shots in the bout, something which caused him to have to get a brain scan afterwards to look for damage. Read the rest of this entry »

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