A crowd of 6,532 at Barclays Center were treated to a special performance from two warriors Saturday night as David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs)stopped “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs)in the 10th round of a very competitive main event on HBO Boxing After Dark.
The Montreal-native Lemieux retained his NABF Middleweight title while displaying the incredible power that has put the entire middleweight division on notice. Lemieux scored a knockdown in round three when he delivered a flurry that knocked the Philadelphia-born Rosado off-balance and put him on the canvas.
Rosado stayed determined in round four however, taking numerous shots from Lemieux, even asking for more, before he launched an attack that left Lemieux bloodied as he headed back to his corner. Read the rest of this entry »
Tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Gary Shaw Productions Jr. Welterweight sensation and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) won a hard fought split decision victory against tough Philly fighter Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs). The bout was televised on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® as part of a triple header headlined by Lemieux vs. Rosado.
Dulorme started off strong landing a powerful right hand on Lundy’s temple, putting him down in round one. The momentum carried over into the middle rounds as Lundy had no answers for Dulorme’s powerful right hands. In round six, Lundy came out strong and landed some nice power shots to help him get back in the fight. Both fighters were giving it their all and Dulorme had to dig deep to keep Lundy at his distance. Entering the final rounds Lundy was swinging for the fences. Read the rest of this entry »
Leigh K. Seto: Recently released PPV figures for Manny Pacquiao’s latest fight against “What’s his name?” were dismal. Regardless if the numbers were 300k or 400k its well below the 800k Arum announced prior to the fight. What Manny has to do is look at the negotiations with Floyd like two companies merging. Both partners will bring a certain amount of business to the table. What Mayweather will show are PPV numbers over the past 3 years that average over a million buys. What Manny is bringing to the table are substantially lower numbers. By the way, a few months ago he said he’d fight Mayweather for free! So declining any sum from Mayweather’s camp will make Manny’s plea look like a media stunt.
Let’s look at the benefits. First, he’ll be back in the lime light and big stage (His recent numbers indicate he’s lost casual fans). His style is exciting and fun. He will draw in more fans for his future fights and rekindle his brand in the U.S and abroad. Now, lets look at the money. In his last two fights he’s made 20 million a fight. The numbers for Canelo vs Mayeather were 2.2 million buys. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader telecast airs at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
The HBO telecast kicks off live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when junior welterweight sluggers Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy square off in a 10 round bout.
Preceding the evening’s main event, Hugo Centeno Jr. takes on James De La Rosa in a 10 round middleweight bout.
The main event of the evening, a 12-round middleweight attraction, features David Lemieux against Gabriel Rosado. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) feels that his next opponent Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) is a dirty fighter after Bradley sat down and watched some video of Chaves’ last fights. Bradley and Chaves will be fighting each other on December 13th at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Sarkis Agh: David Lemieux (32-2-0) will be facing Gabriel Rosado (21-8-0) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York on December 6. This will be Lemieux’s first time fighting in the States.
Lemieux got the public attention in the States when he faced Fernando Guerrero (26-3-0) back in May 2014, on Showtime on the undercard of Stevenson-Fonfora. David destroyed Guerrero in the 3rd round with a KO. Guerrero was just a human punching bag for Lemieux. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) is unable to negotiate a fight against unbeaten #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #5 WBO, #8 IBF Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) in the early part of 2015, then Klitschko will wind up facing the 43-year-old Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs), according to Fightnews.com.
The Klitschko-Briggs or Klitschko-Jennings fights will take place in New York, and will be televised on HBO. Wladimir’s manager Bernd Bonte says that Briggs will be the backup plan if the Jennings fight doesn’t get made.
There’s no reason for the Jennings-Klitschko fight not to get made, however, because it’s unlikely that Jennings’ management are going to make it difficult to put the fight together. Jennings and his team obviously feel confident about their man’s chances of beating the 38-year-old Wladimir, and all they need is a chance to fight him so they can take his straps. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Peter Fury, the trainer for unbeaten contender Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs), believes that the 6’9” Fury could wind up giving IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) the toughest fight of his career next summer when the two giant heavyweights face each other.
Peter thinks that Fury’s mobility, youth and toughness will result in Wladimir struggling badly against him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A stubborn Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is insisting that he’ll be fighting on May 2nd on Cinco de Mayo in 2015 despite the fact that the arguably more popular WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr has already said that he intents on fighting on that date.
Canelo previously said that he was going to be fighting on the Mexican holidays in May and September regardless if Mayweather would be fighting on that date, because he wants to take those dates back. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Craig Bennett/Hogan Photos) By Jim Dower: Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KOs) will be fighting on December 13th against 30-year-old journeyman Manuel Perez (22-10-1, 4 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander fight on Showtime from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 27-year-old Ortiz’s career could really use a shot of adrenalin right now, as he hasn’t fought since last January and he’s been knocked out three consecutive times. You can blame some of the losses on bad match-making, because Ortiz clearly needed to take it easy after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in September of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »