Elcock-Macklin, Gamboa-Gonzalez, Lara-Aguiar – Boxing News

Wayne Elcock and Matthew Macklin will square off in the ‘Battle of Brum’ in the biggest Birmingham boxing derby in living memory at the Aston Arena on Saturday, 14th March. The fight Birmingham has been waiting for will become reality when Elcock makes the second defence of his British Middleweight Title against Mandatory Challenger Macklin, who has won his last six fights since he was stopped by Jamie Moore for the British Light-Middleweight Title in 2006..

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Lara-Aguiar, Solis-Burnett, Gamboa-Gonzalez, Margarito – News

gamboa-solis4Cuban rising stars Yuriorkis Gamboa, Odlanier Solis and Erislandy Lara looked focused but also relaxed at the press conference for their fights on Friday at Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, Nevada.

“We had a great preparation, everything went according to plans”, stated “El Ciclon” Gamboa. “Of course, it is hard to work over Christmas and New Year’s but I love what I’m doing and I know that I have to make certain sacrifices to become champion of the world.”

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Erislandy Lara Annihilates Alekseevs

lara562356.jpgBy Erik Schmidt: Undefeated middleweight prospect Erislandy Lara (2-0, 1 KOs) obliterated his opponent Denis Alekseevs (5-22-2, 4 KOs) in the 1st round of a scheduled 4-round bout on Friday night at the , Kugelbake Halle, Cuxhaven, in Niedersachsen, Germany, knocking him down three times in the process. Lara, only 25, a former Cuban National champion and world champion, was all over his over-matched opponent in the first round, hitting him at will with uppercuts and hooks to the head. Within a matter of seconds, Alekseevs was knocked down with a powerful left to the head.

He got up, covering up with both hands glued to his head, and began taking big windmill shots from Lara. After a second, Lara was warned for throwing a rabbit punch by referee. As soon as the action resumed, he quickly sent Alekseevs down for the second time, this time with a right hook to the head.

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