By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) suffered two injuries to his right arm last night in registering his impressive 36th knockout in his pro career in stopping Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) in the 8th round. Wilder’s right hand is said to be broken, and he has a biceps injury to the same arm.
The injuries could keep the talented 6’7” Wilder out of the ring for some time. It’s going to be up to the World Boxing Council to decide whether they want to change Wilder’s status as the WBC champion to the old “Champion in Recess’ label so that it can free up the WBC belt so that other contenders can fight for the belt while Wilder slowly heals from his various injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Giving away an incredible 10 inches in reach and three inches in height, 40-year-old former two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan (42-9-1, 31 KOs) suffered a 2nd round knockout last Saturday night against Mexican journeyman sub Sergio Frias (18-6-2, 9 KOs) on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder vs. Chris Arreola card at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The 5’8” Frias flattened the 5’5” Darchinyan in the 2nd with a right hand to the head. The shot sent Darchinyan down on his back on the canvas. The referee Keith Hughes almost immediately stopped the fight when he saw how hurt Darchinynan was. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:14 of the round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) did his job last Saturday night in turning back the threat from the powerful Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) in stopping him after round eight after his corner pulled the plug on the fight at the beautiful Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wilder said after the fight that he wants the British heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Wilder wants to take their heavyweight title straps from both of them. Wilder, 6’7”, says he’s not sure if they want him. Well, given the fact that neither of them never seem to bring up Wilder’s name in conversation, I’d say that they have no interest in sharing the ring with the lightning fast Alabama native. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) By Allan Fox: Fighting with a broken right hand, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) recorded his 36th knockout on Saturday night in stopping former two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) at the end of the 8th round at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The fight was stopped at the end of the 8th round by Arreola’s corner. His left eye was closed completely and he had nothing left. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) By Allan Fox: Undefeated #6 WBC junior middleweight contender Erickson Lubin (16-0, 11 KOs) defeated Mexico’s Ivan Montero (20-2, 8 KOs) by an 8 round unanimous decision on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) On Fox from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The final scores were 90-82, 9-82 and 90-82. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) By Allan Fox: 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (18-1, 8 KOs) handed welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez (21-1, 15 KOs) his first loss of his career on Saturday night in beating him by a narrow 10 round unanimous decision at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The judges’ scored the fight 96-93, 95-94 and 95-94. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: In a highly controversial bout, WBA super middleweight champion Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) fought to a 12 round majority draw against unbeaten #14 WBA fringe contender Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. This writer had the 31-year-old De Carolis winning 10 rounds to 2. However, the judges scored the fight 114-114, 115-114 Zeuge, 115-115.
With the draw, De Carolis retained his WBA 168lb title. It was fortunate for De Carolis that he was able to keep his strap. It’s hard to know what more De Carolis needed to do for him to get the victory because he was clearly the better fighter of the two. De Carolis might want to move on and forget about fighting Zeuge a second time because it’s hard to see where he can improve over the performance we saw tonight.
If De Carolis can’t get a victory with the way he fought tonight, it might be pointless to fight Zeuge a second time. De Carolis has had really bad luck in fighting in Germany in the last year. De Carolis was arguably robbed of a decision win over Vincent Feigenbutz last October when the judges gave the German fighter the victory. De Carolis appeared to win that fight like he did tonight. In his rematch with Feigenbutz last January, De Carolis took the judges out of the equation by stopping him in the 11th round to get the victory in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former two-division world champion Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) overcame a slow start to come on and defeat #15 WBO Tim Robin Lihaug (15-2, 8 KOs) by an 8th round knockout in super middleweight action on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, in Berlin, Germany. With the victory, Abraham captured the vacant WBO International super middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »
by Scott Gilfoid: The highly talented WBA Super World super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) retained his title tonight with a 2nd round stoppage win over #11 WBA James “Jazza” Dickens (22-2, 7 KOs) at the Ice Arena Wales, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The fight was halted after the 2nd round due to the 25-year-old Dickens suffering a broken jaw in round two. The official time of the stoppage by referee Howard John Foster was at 3:00 of round two. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: As I predicted, unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) easily defeated 42-year-old former IBF super featherweight champion Mzonke Fana (38-10, 16 KOs) by a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Ice Arena Wales, in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Flanagan knocked Fana down twice in the fight in dropping him in rounds four and twelve. Read the rest of this entry »