By Jim Dower: Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) came back in style tonight to totally dominate the smaller, slower, weaker lightweight Carlos Molina (17-1, 7 KO’s) in a 10th round stoppage to capture the vacant WBC Silver light welterweight title at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The fight was halted after the 10th round by the request of Molina’s corner.
Molina was badly beaten up with his left eye badly swollen and his face reddened from all the shots that he’d absorbed in the fight. Referee Jack Reiss had been carefully monitoring the situation from the 7th round due to the complete one-sidedness of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The talented unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) captured his 26th consecutive knockout tonight in destroying Kelvin Price (13-1, 6 KO’s) in a 3rd round knockout on Saturday night at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
After a slow first two rounds where Wilder did very little, he finally unloaded with his first meaningful punch of the fight by tagging the 6’7″ Price with a long right hand that knocked him flat. Price was too hurt to get up and fight was halted right then and there. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: As expected, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) destroyed an undersized past his best 5’4″ Jorge Arce (61-7-2, 46 KO’s) in a 3rd round knockout on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Donaire knocked the 33-year-old Arce down three times in the fight, once in the 1st and twice more in the 3rd to get the knockout. The knockout came with a left hook to the head by Donaire that sent Arce down flat on his back on the canvas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Calooke: To look at unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder’s record the average fan would be impressed. Unbeaten after 25 fights and all coming by stoppage. At 6 foot 7 inches tall and clad in tattoos, he looks the part. He can talk the talk but has always failed to walk the walk.
It’s not that he can’t fight or that he isn’t entertaining. But he is fighting well against mediocre opponents. Could he fight so well against a good boxer? What does he have to gain by stepping into a ring with Kelvin Price? Anything can happen in the heavyweight division but after 25 fights, it’s clear Wilder has wasted alot of time and not made much money. Most boxers have fought for a world title by his age. Throughout history there has been protected boxers. But none after 25 fights to this extreme. The sad thing is I don’t think Wilder wants to be protected. He is a fighter, he’s proud. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves (16-0, 12 KO’s) should forget about trying to fight for a world title in 2013, because the way he looked tonight in defeating 43-year-old Glen Johnson (51-18-2, 35 KO’s) by a 12 round decision showed me that Groves isn’t ready for the likes of champions Arthur Abraham, Mikkel Kessler, Andre Ward and Carl Froch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) called out WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 Ko’s) tonight on BoxNation, saying he wants to fight him and daring him to get in the ring with him so that he can find out which is the better guy.
Broner said “I’m ready to fight you! You didn’t have an opponent for your next fight date, but you didn’t choose to fight me. I’m ready to fight you.”
Broner and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions were hoping that Burns would agree to fight him in February next year, but instead of agreeing to that fight Burns’ promoters is talking about having Burns back in the ring on January 26th in a title defense in Glasgow, Scotland instead of agreeing to take the much bigger fight with Broner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Frank (Frankly) Livingstone: It has been a week since that fateful night. Wow, we got what we wanted in that fight. Two knockdowns with both fighters enduring a knockdown each in the process up to 2:59 of round six. Manny Pacquiao was more aggressive in this fight and the damage he inflicted is clearly shown from the bloody face and a suspected broken nose on Marquez.
Surely, the end is coming soon rather than later. Then 2:59 of Round six, the unexpected happened. A scene that would forever changed the life of both fighters one second before the end of Round six. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Havey: Tonight the young commonwealth super middleweight champion, George Groves, proved just how talented he is. His speed and power were just too much. His chin was impressive after he practically invited Johnson to hit it on a few occasions. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBO super bantamweight Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KO’s) showed why most boxing experts consider him the best fighter in the 122 pound division by stopping Jorge Arce (61-7-2, 46 KO’s) in the 3rd round and sending him into an early retirement at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Arce, 33, never really stood a chance in this fight, as he was knocked down three separate times by the bigger Donaire. The end of the fight, if you want to call it that, came when Donaire hit Arce was a hard left hook to the head that put Arce down. The fight was then halted at 2:59 of the round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) did what many people expected him to do and that is easily defeat Carlos Molina (17-1, 7 KO’s) by a 10th round TKO in what meant as a confidence building fight for the down in his luck Khan at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
The fight was stopped after the 10th round with a badly beaten Molina still on his stool in between rounds at the request of his corner people. The fight was stopped due to Molina’s badly cut up left eye, but it was also stopped in part because Molina wasn’t throwing many punches in the last six rounds and was taking a horrendous beating from the taller Khan. Read the rest of this entry »