Roy Jones Jr, defeats Max Alexander, wins UBO title; Alcine defeats Lemieux
Roy Jones Jr. made the first step towards a world championship in his fifth weight class on Saturday night, when he won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title with a clear unanimous decision over former ”Contender” participant Max Alexander at the Atlanta Civic Center.
Article posted on 11.12.2011
There were no knockdowns in the ten-round bout, but the former Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight world champion dominated throughout, and never let Alexander seriously threaten him.
Roy Jones Jr. improved his Hall-Of-Fame record to 55-8 (40), while Alexander is now 14-6-2 (2).
Jones seemed to be pacing himself in the first half of the fight, and appeared contend to outbox his opponent from a distance, landing long left jabs and straight right hands.
From round seven on he did pick up the pace and fired off the kind of combinations that boxing fans all over the world has always love him for, but Alexander was never seriously hurt or in danger of not hearing the final bell.
In the end, the judges all scored in favor of Roy Jones Jr. by tallies of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.
“I’m feeling wonderful. I want a cruiserweight world title. This is just a start. I’m not through yet”, said Jones after the fight.
Max Alexander had in the build-up to the UBO title fight promised to knock Jones out inside six rounds, something that never seemed realistic as the fight went on:
“I could have done a little bit more”, said Alexander. “If it was a 12-round fight I think I would have stopped him. He was fast, still fast, still strong, but he never hurt me.”
The Roy Jones Jr. vs. Max Alexander UBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title fight was promoted by KO Kings in cooperation with Square Ring Promotions and Big Play Entertainment. It was broadcasted worldwide live via Internet Pay-Per-View on Ustream.tv.
ANOTHER UPSET ON AZTECA AMERICA ALCINE DEFEATS LEMIEUX
Bronx, NY December 12...Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing in association with GYM INC. presented the 5th installment of "BOXEO AMERICA" broadcast live this past Saturday December 10th, from the Bell Center in Montreal Canada on the Azteca America network and once again a major upset took place in the main event as former World Boxing Association (WBA) Jr. Middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (33-2-1 19KO) won a spirited 12 round majority decision over hometown hero David Lemieux (25-2 24KO) capturing the WBC Intercontinental Middleweight championship.
Lemieux started out strong rocking Alcine in the first round and continued being the aggressor for the next couple of rounds. Alcine started to fight his way back into the fight in the fourth round using a strong jab, good counterpunches, and slick movement. Alcine rocked Lemieux in the fifth round with a big right hand but David kept applying the pressure as the bout wore into the championship rounds. It was mostly a give and take affair but in the end Alcine prevailed and scored the big upset by majority scores of 116-112 on two cards, and 114-114 on the third.
The semi-final saw a dominate performance by Adonis Stevenson (16-1 13KO) as he battered Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-5 11KO) stopping him at 0:43 of the 9th round in a 12 round Super Middle bout that was contested for the NABA and NABO titles as well as the IBF International title. Stevenson started out fast and strong as he dropped Pryor in the first round, one of four knockdowns he would score. Pryor's corner had seen enough after the fourth knockdown in the 9th round and mercifully threw the towel in. It was Stevenson's most impressive performance to date.
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing is quickly turning Azteca America into the network of upsets as each of the five installments have seen major upsets and undefeated fighters fall by the wayside. It was a great way to close the year on Azteca as Star Boxing has provided exciting, diversified, and competitive fights. Next years action should be even better.
For more information call Star Boxing at 718 823-2000.
Tori Nelson to face Vashon Living for WIBA Title, Todd Wilson to battle Fernando Basora on Feb. 11 Jimmy Lange Boxing Card
Fairfax, Va. (December 12, 2011) – A pair of popular Northern Virginia boxers, middleweight Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson (Ashburn) and junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (Fairfax), will put their undefeated records on the line as opponents have been announced for their bouts on the Jimmy Lange Boxing card set for Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Patriot Center.
Fans can purchase $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 tickets (offer does not apply to $35 and $50 tickets) at 25% off when buying in person at the Patriot Center Box Office or going online to Ticketmaster’s website (http://tinyurl.com/bq24arx). The holiday offer, provided courtesy of Jeff Valcourt of title sponsor Valcourt Building Services, is only available through December 24, 2011.
Nelson (5-0-1), a single mom with three jobs (school bus driver and cafeteria worker at Loudoun County’s Broad Run High School and IHOP waitress) outside of the ring, will challenge Vashon “Lady V” Living (5-2, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) middleweight championship in a 10-round contest. This past summer in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Nelson won the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) middleweight championship belt by upsetting Lorissa Rivas. She beat Michelle Garland in an action-packed contest in her Patriot Center debut last September.
Living is battle-tested in championship fights having lost a 10-round decision to Christiana Hammer for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Federation (WBF) middleweight titles in October 2011. An experienced amateur competitor, she had won five in a row prior to the world title fight.
Wilson (11-0, 3 KOs), a former collegiate boxing champion and all-American at Virginia Military Institute, will face Fernando “El Latigo” Basora (8-7-1, 6 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. in a six-rounder. The Fairfax fighter outworked former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken en route to earning his 11th victory and biggest test to date last September at the Patriot Center. Since emerging on the Beltway boxing scene, the business development specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton has continued to draw supporters while gaining ring experience.
Nicknamed ‘the whip’, the Puerto Rican-born Basora gave Ryan Belasco all he could handle in a loss this past August in Dover, Del. Only three of his 16 fights have gone the distance, so fans should expect a high-energy, fast-paced affair when he visits Wilson’s home turf in February.
World Boxing Union (WBU) champion Jimmy Lange will defend his junior middleweight title against an opponent to be determined in the Main Event. Officials plan to announce the card’s third world title bout later this week. The Zain “Tiger” Shah vs. Tony “Mo Better” Jeter bout previously announced has fallen out.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), will be available for purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.
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