Juergen Braehmer is still the European Light Heavyweight Champion. The prodigy of coach Karsten Roewer saw-off his challenger Tony Averlant in two rounds on Saturday. 3,200 fans inside the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany witnessed a vastly improved Braehmer, who is seemingly getting back to the top of his game.
“We said after my last fight that there was still some room for improvement – and I proved that today. But my coach and I know that I can even do better than that,” said the champion afterwards.
The 34-year-old was keen to put his stamp onto the fight right from the get-go and did so in dominating style. Braehmer controlled the action and the challenger was only able to react to whatever was thrown at him. The German was able to neutralize the height advantage of the six centimeters taller Frenchman by using his jab and throwing single punches to Averlant´s head and body. Continue reading
QUEENS, NY (April 28, 2013)—Undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez will fight Manuel de los Reyes Herrera in the ten round main event on Saturday May 4th at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York. The show is promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N Promotions. Continue reading
Danny Garcia & Peter Quilln Retain Titles In Thrilling Night of Brooklyn Boxing; Khan Wins Unanimous Decision From Sheffield, England
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) NEW YORK (April 28, 2013) – In a thrilling night of boxing before an excitable crowd of more than 13,000 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Danny “Swift” Garcia won a hard-fought unanimous decision over veteran Brooklynite Zab Judah to retain his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound titles. In the co-feature, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin outworked Fernando Guerrero to retain his WBO Middleweight World Championship via a the seventh round technical knockout.
Garcia and Judah entered the arena with a trail of bad blood stemming from animosity throughout the event promotion. While both fighters started slow in a feeling-out process, Garcia began to gain momentum, visibly hurting Judah for the first time in the fifth. In the eighth round Garcia landed a crisp straight right hand that sent Judah to the canvas. The punch seemed to awaken something within the crafty Judah who turned the fight around in the tenth round. Continue reading
Every fighter wants to be their own man in and out of the ring. They develop a fighting style honed by an amateur career that is the foundation or pedigree if you will for professional fighting. 140lb contender Amir Khan a silver medal Olympic boxer, first trained in the US by Freddie Roach and now trained by Virgil Hunter is struggling to synchronize his amateur pedigree with his professional fight style and is suffering mightily for it. Continue reading
Fighting with an injured left hand from the 8th round, WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) had to battle a lot harder than many boxing fans expected him to in beating Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight in front of a huge crowd of 50,000 at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Murray might have won the fight if he had come out of his defensive shell more often in the fight, as he seemed to adopt the same approach that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez used in his recent fight with Austin Trout in not throwing many punches but counting on his cleaner landing shots to make up the difference for him getting hit a lot more.
Murray could have won but he wasn’t throwing enough and he kept getting nailed by jabs and straight left hands over and over again. Murray was able to block a lot of the shots because he was keeping his gloves high protecting his head, but when one fighter is seen hitting the other all night long on the gloves, it doesn’t matter that a lot of the shots were blocked. Martinez was the busier guy and he deserved the victory. The judges scored it 115-112, 115-112 and 115-112. Continue reading
By Daniel Mole: Chris Keane put in another knock-out performance on Friday as he destroyed Hungarian Tamas Toth inside two rounds. Keane (10-0), who headlined ‘It’s-A-Bout Boxing’s ‘New Blood’ Show at the Institute, Birmingham on Friday was a class above his opponent. The 27 year-old twice had Toth down in the opening round with a series of vicious combinations. Toth bravely battled on but he was only ever putting off the inevitable. Continue reading
A rowdy crowd rocked the house at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California tonight; as local heavyweight Chris Arreola faced Haitian born Canadian Bermane Stiverne in front of a partisan crowd. Things started quickly and developed into one of the best heavyweight scraps we’ve seen in a while.
Neither man wasted time as both men threw big shots in the first round. The difference was Arreola’s pressure; he never stopped coming forward and backed his opponent into the ropes several times. Stiverne attempted to counter and was moderately successful, but let himself get trapped in the corner and ate a few combos. Arreola continued the pressure in the second and worked both downstairs and upstairs. However, Stiverne showed better movement and landed some nice counters. Things appeared to be evening out. Continue reading
Veteran Brazilian danger-man Anderson Clayton is the new World Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight Champion after dethroning local hero Sebastien “Coco” Madani by second round technical knockout in Rumilly, France on Saturday night, April 27. The visitor from Sao Paolo stormed out at the first bell and put pressure on Madani, and clearly surprised the champion with his aggression. One of the first punches that connected on the Frenchman quickly made his right eye swell, and by the end of the round it was almost closed. Continue reading
Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) had to get up off the deck to defeat former IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz (40-8-1, 29 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK. Khan was hurt five times in the fight, and knocked down in the 4th by a left hook. In rounds 8 though 11, Khan was badly staggered by heard shots from Diaz. It was only through the use of Khan’s holding and pulling down on the back of Diaz’s head that he was able to survive those rounds. The final judges’ scores were 114-113, 115-113, 115-112. I had Diaz winning rounds 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11. In other words, I had Diaz winning the fight.>
Khan controlled the action in rounds one and two. Diaz fought well in rounds three and four in landing heavy shots. After Khan was knocked down in the 4th, he came back to fight well in the 5th through 7th rounds, albeit using a lot of questionable tactics like pulling down on Diaz’s head and holding his left arm out far in front of him so that Diaz couldn’t get close. From the 8th round to 11th, Diaz had Khan hurt in each of these rounds, but Khan did a good job of holding on and running. Continue reading
April 27, 2013 – Boxing 360 promoted prospect Alantez Fox remains undefeated after pitching a shutout against Keith Collins on a card held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma this past Thursday. Fox (11-0-1, 4KOs) was originally slated to face Djolevi Ballogou on April 20th, but after some unforeseen issues that prevented Ballogou from competing Boxing360 quickly stepped in and salvaged the effort Fox put forth preparing for his initial date, delaying his appearance by a mere 5 days. Fox earned the unanimous decision victory over Collins by the judges’ scores of 60-54, 60-54, and 60-53. Continue reading
35-year-old Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO’s) gave it a good shot tonight but in the end he was beaten by WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) in a 12 round unanimous decision loss at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Judah was in command of the fight in the last three rounds of the fight, but unfortunately for him he ran out of time and ended losing. The scores were 115-112, 114-112, 116-111.
Garcia fought well in the first 8 rounds in using his right hand to do most of the damage. Judah did a good job of neutralizing Garcia’s left hook and jab. Garcia’s right hand proved to be enough for him to control the rounds and build up a big lead. However, the crowd seemed to motivate Judah to another level starting in the 9th round when he was able to land some really big shots that stopped Garcia in his tracks.
Judah continued to land the far bigger punches in rounds 10, 11 and 12 to dominate the rounds. Garcia kept firing back, but his punches weren’t nearly as significant as Judah’s. Continue reading
Tomorrow afternoon Melbourne, Australia time, one of the biggest fight cards seen in Melbourne in recent years takes place at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre. Headlining the action is unbeaten Australian heavyweight Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (15-0, 14 KOs) who takes on current IBU heavyweight and former multiple division world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney (74-7-5, 45 KOs) for the World Boxing Foundation heavyweight title. Continue reading
Most of us are learning to drive at fifteen years of age. We’re more concerned about our social lives, gals and guys and whose parents will be out of town next weekend so the killer party can go down. There’s only a handful of professions that would permit one still south of legal voting age to log hours upon hours of tedious work and still evade the scrutiny of the department of labor. Different countries have different rules. Such is the case in Mexico and the newly and truly confirmed prodigal son from Jalisco state, Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan.
We don’t often refer to him by this. Rather, we prefer his trade name, which is simply Canelo. Whether or not we may agree with his unanimous decision win over Austin “No Doubt” Trout this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas, there’s no denying that the kid has serious talent and more importantly in a global sense the potential for crossover appeal. Continue reading
WBC lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner nearly incites a brawl with Paul Malignaggi at the Garcia-Judah weigh-in when he and his Band Camp crew interrupt Malignaggi during an interview with ESPN Deportes. Malignaggi then confronts Broner before being separated by Golden Boy’s David Itskowitch. Continue reading
Oscar De La Hoya – Thank you very much. MAY DAY is right around the corner. Obviously, you all know, Floyd Mayweather versus Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, which will be a 12 round fight for Mayweather’s WBC Welterweight World Championship, and the vacant Ring Magazine Welterweight World Championship.
We have a tremendous, tremendous lineup as we told everyone. From top to bottom, it’s really, really solid; exciting. The co-main event features Daniel Ponce de Leon versus Abner Mares. That will be a 12-rounder for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight world title. And also, after taking a nice little break after fighting five times last year, he’s back, the exciting, powerful machine, Leo Santa Cruz versus Alexander Munoz. That will be a 10-round fight for the vacant USBA Junior Featherweight title. Continue reading
The GB Boxing squad has warmed-up for the forthcoming European Championships by winning six medals at the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament in Warsaw, Poland (22-27 April 2013).
The team of seven men and two women came away with two gold medals, two silvers and two bronze. Continue reading
PHOTOS: ALEXIS CUAREZMA — Riverside’s Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) and Las Vegas resident Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KOs) are set for their heavyweight showdown to determine the mandatory challenger to the WBC World Champion.
Also featured on the “Boxing Before Dark” event, is 2012 Mexican Olympian and Norwalk resident, Oscar Molina who takes on Jose Martell from Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets starting at $25 are still available and on sale online at AXS.com or call AXS.
Doors open at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 2:30 p.m. A total of seven bouts are scheduled starting the first at 3 p.m. with Arreola-Stiverne entering the ring at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading
Cincinnati, OH (April 27, 2013) – When lifelong boxing fan and successful club promoter Michael Grace opened Starpower Boxing Management in 2013, his goal was to enhance the careers of talented fighters that have either been overlooked or misguided. Continue reading
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (April 26, 2013) – Both undefeated Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and former Two-Division World Champion Zab Judah weighed in separately Friday, and made the weight. Undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and challenger Fernando Guerrero weighed in together and both did not.
In what should be a passionately contested main event tomorrow, Saturday, April 27 live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s), of Philadelphia, will defend his WBA Super, WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound World Championships against the local favorite, Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s), of Brooklyn.
Quillin (28-0, 20 KO’s), of Manhattan, will risk his 160-pound belt against the hard-hitting Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO’s), of Salisbury, Md., in the co-feature. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, April 26 – With Las Vegas sure to be buzzing during a weekend of legendary boxing and the start of the Cinco de Mayo celebration, fans at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will get warmed up on Friday, May 3 as Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions are pleased to announce the addition of undefeated contender Anthony Dirrell and rising star Antonio Orozco in separate featured fights to an already stacked card that will air over the course of three hours on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes. Complementing a thrilling night of boxing, all event guests will have access to a new, socially dynamic nightlife experience curated by a live DJ, dancers, strolling mariachis and an interactive gaming pit.
An intriguing encounter awaits on the “Return of the King” undercard when Audley Harrison [31-6 -& 23 KOs] meets Deontay Wilder [27-0 & 27 KOs] in a fight which, in some circles, has generated just as much discussion as the main event. For Wilder, Harrison represents a big step-up in competition, as well as the opportunity to collect the first ‘name’ on his record. In contrast, last chance saloon has been a statement thrown around for various fights of Harrison’s over the years, but at 41, it’s difficult to see how he could come back again if he loses this.
Anyone with an interest in the heavyweight division will be curious enough to tune in and have a look at Wilder, a Bronze medalist at Beijing 2008, in his biggest test to date as a professional. Not only does Wilder find himself up against an opponent with a KO record of some significance, but he also finally meets a technical fighter, as well as his first southpaw opponent since turning professional. It will be interesting to see how comfortable Wilder is with open southpaw angles and how he approaches the fight.
Representing four of New York City’s five boroughs, top talents from the Big Apple will descend on Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tonight to engage in exciting bouts leading up to the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia defending against former Two-Division World Champion Zab Judah and WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter Quillin meeting top middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/26/13) – Defending WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and the U.K.’s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) both weighed-in earlier today, with the champion tipping the scales at 159.4 lbs. while the challenger Murray weighed-in at 159.6 lbs.
Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28KO’s) and Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8KO’s) both were also on weight for their vacant WBC Silver welterweight title match-up, with both fighters coming in at exactly 147 lbs.
All four combatants looked to be in tremendous shape as they gear up for tomorrow’s historic event. Continue reading
On Thursday night, May 2nd at the Omega Products Outdoor Events Center in Corona, California, former world lightweight title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim will be moving up in weight to take on Mauricio Herrera in the main event of a special edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The show, which will display a televised co-feature between Miguel Gonzalez and former world lightweight champion Miguel Acosta, is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. Continue reading
Weights from Sheffield, England:
Amir Khan 142.25 – Julio Diaz 142.25
Deontay Wilder 224.8 – Audley Harrison 236
“The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” is a 12 round 143 pound catch-weight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by JD Sport, Maxi Muscle, Pasha and Hollywood Milkshakes.
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” live on BoxNation (Sky Channel 437 or Virgin Channel 546) at 7:00 p.m. BST. To subscribe, visit www.boxnation.com.
Fans in the United States can watch “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” on tape delay on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition immediately following the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING broadcast of Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah. Continue reading