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- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
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- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
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- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
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- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Vazquez ready for Gesta challenge
By Rob Smith: IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13 KO’s) will be making his fifth defense of his title on Saturday night against #5 IBF Mercito Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez card.
Vazquez, 5’10”, doesn’t have the speed or power that the 25-year-old Gesta possess. But what Vazquez does have his height, reach and defensive skills that make him really hard to hit. He’s going to have a four inch reach advantage and a three inch height advantage over Gesta and that’s going to make things really tough for Gesta in this fight.
Gesta does really well against guys with limited movement that just stand and trade punches all night. Vazquez isn’t going to do that, as his style is to move, jab and counter.
Gesta, 25, is a Top Rank promoted fighter that Bob Arum is really high on. He thinks he can turn him into a star. It’s unclear if he’s going to be able to do that because Gesta doesn’t look nearly as good as WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner or WBO champ Ricky Burns.
However, perception is reality and if Arum can get Gesta this belt then it’s clear sailing for at least a year for Gesta, because as long Arum keeps Gesta away from Burns, Broner, Richard Abril, as well as Antonio DeMarco, Gesta can beat most of the other guys. He could become a star even without facing a serious test. Gesta has a large following in the Filipino community, and that means he’s going to have a lot of people tuning in each time he fights no matter who Arum matches him up against.
“I’m going to show you what I’m made of. You’re a great fighter, but you’re not invincible…If you feel you can beat me then come and get it.”
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
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- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015