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title Menzer Defeats Salles – Latest Boxing News

By Erik Schmidt: WIBF Women’s International Boxing Federation and WBC featherweight champion Ina Menzer (22-0, 9 KOs) defeated Brazilian Adriana Salles (11-4-1, 5 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Stadthalle, Rostock, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ruiz Defeats Bautista

By Jim Dower: In another huge setback for his once promising career, top rated super bantamweight contender Rey Bautista (26-2, 19 KOs) was defeated by an eight-round unanimous decision by journeyman Heriberto Ruiz (40-7-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night on the undercard of Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bautista, 22, who was stopped savagely in a 1st round TKO defeat to Daniel Ponce de Leon in August 2007, found his chin betraying him once again when he was dropped in the 3rd round by a hard left-right combination from Ruiz. Read the rest of this entry »



title Boxing News – Matthew Hatton Decisions Tackie

By Nate Anderson: Fringe welterweight contender Matthew Hatton (35-4-1, 13 KOs) defeated former light welterweight contender Ben Tackie (29-11-1, 17 KOs) by a 10-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93. Tackie, now 35, came into the fight having lost five of his last seven bouts, looked to be too small for the larger, younger 27-year-old Hatton, the brother of light welterweight star Ricky Hatton. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kirkland Destroys Vera – Boxing News

By Manuel Perez: Undefeated light middleweight contender James Kirkland (24-0, 21 KOs) proved to be too powerful for former ESPN2 star of ”The Contender” Brian Vera (16-2, 10 KOs), stopping him in the 8th round of a scheduled 10-round bout at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. Vera, 26, was dropped twice in the 2nd round and once in the 8th. The fight was stopped at 1:45 of the 8th round by referee Vic Drakulich, who stepped in and stopped the action after Vera took some brutal combinations to the head while backed up against the ropes. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kuziemski Stops Tarvydas; Golovkin Defeats Dziarra

By Erik Schmidt: Undefeated light heavyweight contender Aleksy Kuziemski (16-0, 3 KOs) stopped Mantas Tarvydas (15-5, 10 KOs) in the 7th round on Saturday night to successfully defend his WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight title and win the vacant EBA (European Boxing Association) light heavyweight title at the Stadthalle, Rostock, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The end came in the 7th after Tarvydas, 21, injured his right hand after landing a right hand to the head of Kuziemski. The fight was then stopped, giving Kuziemski the victory. Read the rest of this entry »



title Arreola, Walker, O’Conner – Boxing News

Los Angeles, CA (November 24, 2008) – On Saturday, November 29, undefeated Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola will be taking what he hopes is another step toward a World Heavyweight Championship, when he defends his WBC Continental Americas title against Travis “Freight Train” Walker on the first-ever professional boxing card to be held at the new state-of-the-art Citizens Business Bank Arenain Ontario, California. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hatton/Malignaggi Post Fight Interviews

Ricky Hatton: “I enjoyed it this time much more than last time. I just came to a new camp. I’m working on some new things, me and Floyd [Mayweather Sr.] have been together probably seven or eight weeks, so it doesn’t happen overnight. I think I’ve showed glimpses of the what I can do. I think the frustration was getting into it. Paulie [Malignaggi] is even tougher than he fights and is known for his speed. He’s a lot tougher than he looks. And I think I hurt him too early in the fight. The first punch I practically hurt him with. From there on in, I out my foot on the gas and at times went back to the old Ricky Hatton.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Hatton Malignaggi Post Fight Analysis

By Alan Thomson: It wasn’t an off night for Paulie Malignaggi. He got dominated by a better fighter. A much better fighter. Ricky Hatton erased any doubts that had been based on his recent performances by thoroughly thrashing Malignaggi, winning nine of the first ten rounds before Malignaggi’s corner had seen enough and threw in the towel in the eleventh.

The first round went to Malignaggi as he boxed and moved effectively, leaving a mouse under Hatton’s left eye. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hatton and Malignaggi Analysis

By Scott Gilfoid: First off, I don’t consider either of these guys as best in the light welterweight division, so effectively what we’re seeing is a glorified popularity contest between former champions. Ricky Hatton (44-1, 31 KOs) has looked faded and over the hill for the past three years and hasn’t looked good since beating Kostya Tszyu several years ago, whereas Paulie Malignaggi (25-1, 5 KOs) hasn’t put in a quality performance since beating Lovemore N’dou in June 2007. Read the rest of this entry »



title Gonzalez Destroys Lopez

By Manuel Perez: Former World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (40-6, 34 KOs), now fighting as a super bantamweight, totally destroyed Colombian Reynaldo Lopez (30-6-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night, taking him out in the 4th round of a scheduled 10-round bout at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, in Cabazon, California. Read the rest of this entry »



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