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By Corey Quincy April 22nd, 2013 All Boxing Results
One can refute that Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1 30 KO's) had Austin "No Doubt" Trout (26-1-0 14 KO's) overmatched.
One can also outspokenly speculate that Trout's exceptionally higher work rate almost grasped him a victory.
But there is one undeniable, irrefutable point to be made about last night's WBC/WBA light middleweight title unification - "Canelo" Alvarez is the unrivaled, undisputed WBC/WBA champion of the world.
It was the biggest, most substantial victory of Alvarez's career, Many vital factors played out to make this a technical mastering by "Canelo". For starters, Alvarez practiced head movement, an unpredictable technique by the waltzing battle-march he often uses to crawl through the flurries of his second-tier opponents.
Alvarez also measured brilliant timing, which, through the distance allowed him to snag his deadly right hand on the head and body of Trout.
One in particular, just seconds into round seven. left the Trout dry-docked and floating up from the canvas just hoping to survive, pun intended.
All jokes aside, while Trout shot out many cumbersome flurries of jabs and right hands, the dictator of the fight was always known, the 22 year old Mexican Saul Alvarez, who is now the unified Light Middleweight champion of the world.
In the televised co-headliner, Mexican born lightweight Omar Figueroa (21-0-0 17 KO's) kept his unblemished record alive with a startling first round knockout of Miguel Cotto's second cousin Abner Cotto (16-1-0 7 KO's). More...
By Corey Quincy April 20th, 2013 All Boxing Previews
Few suspected Austin Trout (26-0-0 14 KO's) would be able to boss Puerto Rican boxing legend Miguel Cotto, but he did it.
Not many would visualize that Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1 30 KO's) would obliterate every opponent to go 41-0 as a professional, but he did it.
How well will the next chapter unfold in both fighters outstanding professional boxing careers? Millions will be viewing in the United States and Mexico, attempting to decode the same thought.
That's right! It's here! Yet another illustriously themed fight night set to make or break the careers of two world class professional combatants with world title supremacy on the line. We are set for a 12 round title unification bout!
You have the vengeful hands of "Canelo", a 22 year old Cinnamon-haired Mexican looking to sprout up to the level of some of boxing's elite. His brother, Rigoberto, had a decision loss against Trout, one that Alvarez says he rightfully won.
For Canelo, winning this bout is both a matter of family honor and his career in mind. Can he bruise the insuppressible confidence of Trout?
Then you have Trout, a sensible, poised and conditioned southpaw fighter with nothing but "win" on his mind.
Hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico, he is out to become the local hero, collecting two world title belts in less than a year would be a grand accolade for his hopeful career.
Can he outwit the bodacious brawler? More...
By Corey Quincy April 14th, 2013 All Boxing Results
It may not constitute fight of the year honors, like the Rios-Alvarado 2 and Bradley-Provodnikov bouts in the last few weeks, but it was one of the greatest performances and upsets by any professional prizefighter so far in 2013.
Super bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux managed to void the 30 fight, three division title win streak of Nonito Donaire - ceasing the Filipino's offensive with an astonishingly accurate and sharp left hand last night at New York's Radio City Music Hall to add the WBO crown to his WBA "super world" title.
Donaire was behind as far as 89-82 on my personal score card prior to his 10th round flash knockdown of Rigondeaux, but the concluding 116-111 scorecard was not enough for him, and the judges agreed turning in 116-111, 115-112, and ultra close 114-113 scorecard verdicts for Rigondeaux.
Rigondeaux hit the canvas in round 10, which may have struck a nerve, as in a pulsing tension-swaying attempt Rigondeaux seared Donaire's right eye with massive left hooks off the back foot - placing his authority back into the fight.
Donaire announced post fight he will be moving up to the talent-flowing Featherweight division, a rematch with Rigondeaux may be in store for the future - but not now, quoted an "underprepared" Donaire.
On the undercard, Irish-American Long Beach based Seanie Monaghan (19-0-0 12 KO's) obliterated little-known club fighter Dion "Rex" Savage (11-5-1 5 KO's) in the very first round. More...
By Corey Quincy April 13th, 2013 All Boxing Previews
Tonight, boxing fans are in store for another explosive spring battle. Heating up the night, "The Filipino Flash", Nonito Donaire (31-1-0 20 KO's) will look to drill his way past former amateur sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0-0 8 KO's) in a WBO, WBA and lineal world title collision.
There isn't a single dedicated fight-fanatic in the world who wasn't anticipating this one.
Donaire is a 30 year old rising Filipino star, and three division world champion. Rigondeaux, the cream of the crop of an enticing Cuban amateur pack, is looking to prove legitimacy his title reign with the biggest victory of his career.
Rigondeaux is a sharp southpaw in the physical shape and prime of his life. Many are predicting he will pull the upset on Saturday night.
An agile fighter of his sort is freshly made to defeat a boxing "chess master" in Donaire, who is known for aggressively pursuing and outsmarting every opponents move.
At 32 years old, the theory is blunt for Rigondeaux - he must hurry. He stretched his amateur career on past 300 fights. When he finally defected from Cuba, many questioned his ability in the ring at world level. Now it is time to put all hands on deck and face tests of this level.
Donaire also may not be a spring chicken at 30; in the lighter divisions of the boxing world that is. He seized big knockout victories over Vic Darchinyan, Jorge Arce, Moruti Mthlaine, Volodymyr Sydorenko, Tyson Marquez and Fernando Montiel through his widening career and needs to get in some good work in the coming years.
That starts with shocking Rigondeaux.
Rigondeaux's underestimated defense will play a factor in this fight, but will an uninspired retreat cause him to lose his lead on the score cards... or will one massive left hook change it all for the San Leondro residing Donaire? More...
By Corey Quincy April 9th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
Paul Spadafora has cooled down "Red Hot" Robert Frankel.
It wasn't an easy fight; Frankel revolted against Spadafora's amazing defensive game. He drilled forward with flurries that could only glance the gloves of the undefeated Light Welterweight contender.
But in the end, it was a decisive victory for Spadafora on the scorecards by margins of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. Frankel ended the bout with swelling around his cheeks and a big gash underneath his eye.
Spadafora is languishing for a title shot. After exceptional wins over Solomon Egberime, Humberto Toledo and Robert Frankel, he has earned himself a rightful position in the division's top twenty.
The fight with Frankel saw Spadafora utilizing that sharp southpaw jab and gutting left cross that earned him the IBF Lightweight crown in the earlier part of the 2000's.
Either way, it's now definitive that Paul Spadafora's comeback is no joke. He is a force to be reckoned with in the steaming hot Light Welterweight title picture. It is hoped he will be back on the national stage very soon against more stiff opposition. More...
By Corey Quincy April 5th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
On yet another edition of Lou Dibella's Broadway Boxing series on Thursday from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, many fighters showed their unique styles, skill and endurance that makes them world class boxers.
In the most conclusive bout of the evening, Yuri Foreman (30-2-0 8 KO's) put on an absolute domination of Gundrick King (18-10-0 11 KO's) over ten one-sided rounds. All judges scored the bout 60-54 for the returning Foreman.
King absorbed Foreman's precise jab throughout, as the shorter man he was always on the back foot. Foreman staggered King with his stinging right hand throughout, but with his defensive techniques and "jogging" style, his shots weren't the most effective against the untactful Alabama born "Sho-gun".
Foreman, 32, is confident that with Lou Dibella by his side, big things are ahead.
In another supporting battle, Ionut "Jo Jo" Dan Ion (31-2-0 17 KO's) made his second consecutive appearance on "Broadway Boxing" with an impressive decision victory over Mexican-born Damian Farias (19-7-0 10 KO's).
The never stopped Farias perpetually held his ground against Dan. He tightened the gap in the early rounds but as the fight progressed, Dan's relentless body punching and power assaults put the dauntless Farias on the retreat.
Farias evaded a knockout on multiple occasions to leave the bout defeated in what may have been the fight of the night.
Luis Orlando Del Valle (17-1-0 12 KO's) is back, and better than ever. This Puerto Rican sensation managed to pick apart a game but overmatched Andre Wilson (13-6-1 11 KO's) over five short rounds. More...
By Corey Quincy April 5th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
Known for his sharp jab and exceptional boxing ability - Paul Spadafora boasts a 47-0 record, including a four year Lightweight title run. The belt was controversially stripped from his waist in 2004.
Earlier in the 37 year old Spadafora's career, he scored some head-jolting wins; Roman "Rocky" Martinez, Angel Manfredy, Billy Irwin, and Rodney Jones.
In recent years, Spadafora has been shelved due to a stirring 2005 prison sentence after he allegedly shot his then-girlfriend in the stomach.
Afterword personal distress and a parole violation held him from serious competition until 2007 when he went 6-0 prior to hanging up the gloves - now he is back, and ready to catch some new blood.
In recent interviews, Spadafora he has acknowledged the infamy sourced around him in recent years, but he wants a fresh start.
Coming off back to back wins against Humberto Toledo and Solomon Egberime - we know he means business. Opponent, ring expert Robert Frankel, has been around the block a few times, and will not take a knee.
A win for Spadafora will finally see his comeback exalted in the way he feels is proper. But holding enthralling victories over Ricardo Dominguez, Bobby Pacquiao, Ramon Montano and Raul Carrillo, Frankel will refuse to exit the ring without a career reinstating "W". A war is in the cards. More...
By Corey Quincy April 3rd, 2013 All Boxing Articles
One of the most respected boxing promoters, Lou Dibella of Dibella Entertainment, is set to provide yet another extravagant bill through his serial "Broadway Boxing" series.
Some of Lou's top international competitors including Yuri Foreman (29-2-0 8 KO's), Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-1-0 11 KO's), Ionut "Jo Jo" Dan (30-2-0 17 KO's), and Gabriel Bracero (21-1-0 4 KO's) take center stage against hearty opposition.
In what is being labeled as the main event, Del Valle will attempt to rebound from a dispiriting defeat to Armenian KO king Vic Darchinyan in an eight round Junior Featherweight bout. His dancing partner will be tricky veteran southpaw Andre Wilson (13-5-0 11 KO's).
The co-featured attraction between Ionut "Jo Jo" Dan Ion and Damian Frias (19-6-1 10 KO's) is also an important bout, eight rounds at Welterweight.
No remorse can be left as these two fringe contenders put it all on the line for a much-yearned world title shot. The loser's career will come screeching to a frantic halt - which means these men will put all they have in the ring come Thursday.
Also gaining interest on the card, rising Puerto Rican sensation Gabriel Bracero will continue his impressive return against one of his toughest opponents yet in the always-game Pavel Miranda (17-9-1 8 KO's).
Bracero is one of the top prospects out of the boxing gloaming island, his career is set to erupt, and a big victory over Miranda would be the final step in doing such. It is set for eight rounds in the Light Welterweight division. More...
By Corey Quincy March 28th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
Two of the elite fighters in the Super Featherweight division, Devis Boschiero and Ermano Fegatilli, are continuing to cross paths after a heated July 2012 battle.
The 31 year old Boschiero (33-1-0 16 KO's) has since edged Antonio De Vitis in a close skirmish, and impressively derailed overmatched Frenchman Samir Kasmi over ten rounds. Boschiero is the reigning European champion, the title he won in the questionable triumph over Fegatilli.
The 28 year old Ermano Fegatilli (26-4-0 5 KO's) now prepares to settle the score against the hardened Karim Chakim, also of France.
Fegatilli dominated Michael Carrero in an easy September return straight after the defeat to Boschiero. Ermano is pumped for the opportunity to set the score straight, he lost to Chakim in 2006, back when he was "just a kid". All of his losses besides the one to Boschiero came before age 25.
In the case of Boschiero-Kasmi, Boschiero once again showed his poise, "search and destroy" style. If you speak Italian you'd know this guy can talk the talk and usually walk the walk. Kasmi was placed on the retreat for 10 rounds, Hopelessly outclassed, he finally fell apart to the pressure in round 10. But Fegatilli "didn't deserve" a rematch.
Fegatilli-Chakim III is important in the state of revenge. Although Fegatilli tips his hat and denies any harsh feelings, one can be assured this is a very important victory for him.
This bout is hoped to measure out his massive improvements in the last 7 years, and keep on improving prior to an eventual European title, or perhaps world title opportunity. More...
By Corey Quincy March 17th, 2013 All Boxing Results
When I originally was notified that WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley was set to face Ruslan Provodnikov, I was skeptical about the capabilities of Provodnikov against such a highly established, world class boxer.
I personally did expect that Provodnikov's pressure would cause some early distress against a physically rusty Bradley, but surely not to the extent that actually took place last night at Home Depot in Carson, California.
Provodnikov started the fight with the determination of a champion, badly hurting and knocking down Bradley in round one. A ruling of "no knockdown" was announced but most observers reflected that was incorrect.
In round two, Bradley continued to be crushed by the Russian bruiser, who squared up with barbaric right-left hooks that nearly qualified a 10-8 round, even though there was no knockdown.
In the succeeding rounds, Provodnikov fell into the trap of Bradley's superior skills, getting righteously outboxed until rounds seven and eight when Provodnikov boosted his pressure and came close to stopping Bradley again.
Provodnikov captured a couple of rounds more en route to a savage 12th round knockdown and near knockout of Bradley. More...
By Corey Quincy March 17th, 2013 All Boxing Results
In a massive weekend for Go Fight Live boxing, talented Ghanaian middleweight Osumanu Adama (21-3-1 15 KO's) managed to defeat a heavily enduring Grady Brewer (30-15-0 17 KO's) last night in a highly competitive ten round featured attraction at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA.
This was a highly substantial bout for the career of both men with the winner to be installed by sanctioning bodies as a legitimate top ten contender at yet another world title shot.
And while neither man disappointed in the intriguing bout with a smorgasbord of minor titles on the line, Brewer's sustaining aggression was not enough to earn him the tight split decision nod over the younger, technically sound Adama.
In the second co-headlining bout, the more impactful blows of Lowell based Irish American light heavyweight fringe contender Joey McCreedy (14-6-2 6 KO's) topped off Canadian club fighter Michael Walchuk (9-9-0 2 KO's) over eight consistently thrilling rounds.
It was a majority decision that slid the verdict in favor of McCreedy, who showed just why area fans have been raving over him for years.
Throughout the scrap, he kept the crowd erupting with cheers of the local pride's name. Make no mistake, Walchuk did show his worth, evacuating from the pocket with brash combinations throughout and by the final bell, increasing his stock as a fighter. Fans who observed the contest are hoping to see both again very soon. More...
By Corey Quincy March 9th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
On Friday, March 15th, GoFightLive heads to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for a staggering bill where, in the main event, top local prospect Naim Nelson (9-0-0 1 KO) will face Georgian born warrior Georgi Kevlishvili (12-4-0 3 KO's) over eight potentially thrilling rounds.
Kevlishvili, 31, is much better than his record proclaims. Saichion Sotornpitak and Anthony Flores learned the hard way in upset defeats to the veteran. And top prospects Casey Ramos and Ronny Rios were forced to escape with edgy split decisions that many ringside observers dispute.
Nelson, 22, could be the next Philadelphia prodigy. With crafty boxing skills, he has handily outclassed every opponent he had to step in with.
But Kevlishvili is by far his toughest challenge to date, and he will have to endure the pressure that will be put on him March 15th. It's time to make or break!
In the co-headliner, we have an equally anticipated crossroads as veteran contender Harry Joe Yorgey (25-2-1 12 KO's) looks to rebound from a tough loss to rising star Jermell Charlo, facing the tough Julius Kennedy (7-3-1 3 KO's) in an exciting throwdown.
Yorgey, 35, a veteran of 28 fights, holds astounding wins over top opponents Jason LeHoullier, Ronald Hearns and Zain Shah. He is highly popular locally in Bridgeport, PA.
His brawler style excites fans from the first bell and despite a crushing loss to the highly talented Charlo, Yorgey feels empowered to make another run at the top. More...
By Corey Quincy March 9th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
As you may already be aware, Dibella Entertainment, K2 Promotions and Golden Gloves boxing are heading down to the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo for a packed bill featuring the Kazakhstan born fan favorite Gennady Golovkin (25-0-0 22 KO's) facing off against tough Japanese spoiler extraordinaire Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2 9 KO's).
Also on the bill, Belarus born British mauler Sergey Rabchenko (22-0-0 16 KO's) takes on battle hardened Italian Adrian Ricci (20-3-2 9 KO's) and in the featured attraction, the two quartar finals to the big "Super Four" tournament.
And while Golovkin-Ishida, Rabchenko-Nicci and the rest of the bill provide sensational entertainment, the "Super 4" Tournament is what everyone is coming for - And it won't disappoint.
The quarter finals pit top up and coming fighters Edwin Rodriguez (22-0-0 15 KO's) of America by way of the Dominican Republic) and Ezequiel Maderna (19-0-0 13 KO's) in a career-defining collision plus veteran combatants Zsolt Erdei (33-0-0 18 KO's) of Hungary and Denis Grachev (12-1-1 8 KO's) of Russia.
Rodriguez, 27, is known as the "Boxer" in the ring. And at a solid 6'0, he has the ability to keep his range, while down the stretch homing in his picture-perfect right hand down the pipe.
And with his sharp aim and leverage, he often torments his opponents into later-fight stoppages. He is hoping to pry away at Maderna to that form of success the same way. More...
By Corey Quincy March 5th, 2013 All Boxing Results
The fight business may not have been buzzing, but ultra-competitive roughhouse bouts between contenders Richar Abril and Sharif Bogere, Billy Dib and Evgeny Gradovich and Chris Van Heerden facing Matthew Hatton kept the hardcore fan on his or her feet. Here's our roundup.
On Friday evening,Dibella Entertainment and 50 Cent's SMS promotions brought a stacked ESPN Friday Night Fights bill. In the main event Aussie sensation Billy "The Kid" Dib (35-2-0 21 KO's) lost a split decision to Russian warrior Evgeny Gradovich (16-0-0 8 KO's).
While he did struggle with the veteran early, the relentless pressure of the young prospect soon caught on and edged enough middle and later rounds to take home the IBF Featherweight title.
In addition to the main event, some potential future stars as Willie Nelson (20-1-1 12 KO's), Ryan Kielczewski (16-0-0 3 KO's), and Luis Rosa Jr (13-0-0 6 KO's) stole easy victories over durable journeyman opponents.
On Saturday in South Africa, talented IBO welterweight beltholder Chris "The Heat" Van Heerden (19-1-1 10 KO's) out-hustled British fighter Matthew Hatton (43-7-2 17 KO's).
On this night, Matthew, Ricky Hatton's younger brother, failed to prosper at world class once again. Van Heerden clearly decisioned Hatton over twelve short rounds. In the process, Van Heerden's agile style and rough boxing revealed clear possibilities of him making it as an elite welterweight.
Co-headlining this stacked bill, tough local veterans Kaizer Mabuza (24-9-3 15 KO's) and Isaac Hlatshwayo (30-6-1 10 KO's) swapped leather for eight rounds. The slightly younger Mabuza's blistering power edged the relatively close scrap. More...
By Corey Quincy February 27th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
While this weekend was surely eventful, and an enlightening time for prosperous underdogs Tony Thompson, Alejandro Perez and Ishe Smith, the boxing blackout continued with few elite fighters stepping into the ring on larger stages, but that doesn't stop Saddoboxing.com for getting you your weekend fight fix!
In a stunning performance, one right hand by American Tony Thompson sliced away future title hopes for British crusher David Price.
It wasn't an overly dramatic performance by Thompson, more of one sweeping shot on an unbalanced and overconfident Price that sparked the unthinkable as promoter Frank Maloney fainted ringside, viewing his 2012 prospect of the year's 15 fight knockout spree get shattered by a determined opponent.
Maloney made it to the post-fight press conference to emphasize that Price will rebound from this defeat, siting this as only a mere setback.
The skyscraping British champion surely needs to consider working on defense and physical endurance, however, as he never regained his stability despite reaching his feet during his shocking defeat to Thompson.
Consecutively in the United States, contender Ishe Smith used swift skills and a compact right cross to swipe up a raw Cornelius "K9" Bundrage's IBF title belt over a 12-round split decision. An emotional Smith became the first Las Vegas born world champion.
Smith is the first world champion to come out of an encouraging Floyd Mayweather's promotional stable. J'Leon Love, another one of "Money"'s rising fighters, grabbed a unfaltering shutout victory over a determined but outmatched Derrick Findley in the co-headliner.
Also that night, heavyweight Malik Scott crashed the international fight scene using precise timing and superb boxing skills to outbox Ukrainian fighter Vyacheslav Glazkov but was forced to settle for a well disputed draw, although most observers boldly felt he had done enough to edge it. More...
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