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By Danny Wilson May 18th, 2013 All Boxing Results
In a vicious two-way slugfest, Guillermo Jones regained his WBA cruiserweight crown tonight by knocking out reigning champion Denis Lebedev in the 11th round of their contest at Crocus City Hall, Moscow.
Having lost his WBA belt due to inactivity, the 41 year old Guillermo Jones, of Panama, came into Moscow determined to get it back from 33 year old Lebedev, of Chekhov, Russia, and the bout was laced with action starting in the first round.
The 6'4 Jones towered over the 5'11 Lebedev, using his heavy jab to keep the smaller man at bay but all too often Jones decided to slug it out, giving up his height.
On many occasions, Jones reached for Lebedev, over-extending himself and going off balance when he missed. Lebedev took advantage of such opportunities and planted heavy shots point blank on Jones but the Panamanian showed an iron chin in taking the punches well.
The jab of Guillermo Jones produced damage to Lebedev's eye early on and the taller man focused successfully on worsening the laceration for the entire bout. More...
By Danny Wilson April 13th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
This weekend's big fight has had hardcore fans waiting in earnest ever since it was announced and tonight at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux will attempt to unify the WBO and WBA super bantamweight titles.
Donaire, 31-1 (20), and Rigondeaux, 11-0 (8), are polar opposites in many respects. Hailing originally from Talibon, Philippines, 30 year old California based Donaire turned pro at 18, losing his second fight, and had to wait six years until a world title shot opportunity came up.
And, the "The Filipino Flash" had to go down in weight to do so, facing the terror of the flyweight division in 2007, undefeated KO artist Vic Darchinyan for the Australian transplant's IBF and IBO belts.
Universally expected to lose, Donaire produced a shocker by not only puncturing Darchinyan's aura of invincibility but by stopping "The Raging Bull" in the fifth round.
Since then, Donaire has won all 13 of his fights, capturing world titles at bantamweight and super bantam as well as an Interim crown at super flyweight.
In contrast, 32 year old southpaw Rigondeaux came into the pro game at 28 years of age, after an amazing career on the Cuban amateur team, winning two Olympic gold medals and two Amateur World Championships. More...
By Danny Wilson March 10th, 2013 All Boxing Results
Bernard Hopkins is proving to be the man that couldn't be retired as the Philadelphia veteran once again re-wrote the record books, becoming the oldest fighter to win a legitimate world title at age 48.
"The Executioner" swept aside the three year IBF light heavyweight title reign of Tavoris Cloud last night at New York's Barclays Center, seeing his 25 year professional record to 53-6-2 (32), and planting the first loss on the resume of Cloud, now 24-1 (19).
Hopkins managed this amazing feat against an opponent that many considered to be the top man at 175 pounds, a hard-punching 31 year old who had retained the IBF belt on four occasions.
But Cloud had never faced a fighter of Hopkins' caliber and the difference in experience between the two men was evident from the first round.
Even at 48 years of age, Hopkins, like an old baseball pitcher who has lost his fastball but still wins games throwing off-speed junk pitches, has enough skills in his bag to pull off unprecedented results.
Mainly, this comes down to the fact that he has always been a defensive-minded fighter and he still has remarkable reflexes and speed, allowing him to use his remarkable catalog of little things that throw opponents off of their game. More...
By Danny Wilson February 24th, 2013 All Boxing Results
Last night at the Masonic Temple it was panic in Detroit as hometown hero Cornelius Bundrage lost his IBF light middleweight title to longtime journeyman Ishe Smith in an unexpected result.
Smith was awarded two of the scorecards by a margin of 116-111 while Bundrage picked up the third 114-113, resulting in a split decision verdict for the challenger, who was participating in his first word title bout since turning pro 13 years ago.
Bundrage started off well, perhaps hoping to put rounds in the bank in case he the bout went the distance, a likely situation as Smith had never been stopped, at at 39 years of age, the champion was certainly aware of his own energy limitations.
Smith didn't look like the man who would win the fight during the first three rounds as Bundrage set the pace and scored with combinations. The only thing to go in Smith's favor was Bundrage losing a point in the second for hitting the challenger when he slipped to the floor.
The fourth round saw a turning of the tide as Smith landed a good right hand and Bundrage gained a new respect for the power of his opponent. More...
By Danny Wilson January 6th, 2013 All Boxing Articles
An interesting situation exists in the super middleweight division as IBF champion Carl Froch's attempts to rematch WBA champion Mikkel Kessler have been made more complex by Froch's mandatory defense obligations.
For his next fight, Froch has been ordered by the IBF to face his number one challenger, Adonis Stevenson, if he wants to keep his title. But Froch has his sights set on gaining revenge against Kessler, who took away Froch's undefeated record, and WBC title, in 2010.
"The Cobra" is probably still ruing the day he agreed to fight on the Copenhagen home ground of Kessler and has been trying to get Kessler to come to Froch's native Nottingham, England for a rematch this spring.
Froch could apply for an exemption to put off facing his mandatory obligations with Stevenson in order to keep his IBF title and rematch Kessler but if that exemption isn't granted, Froch would be without a belt.
Simply challenging Kessler for the WBA crown rather than offering up the IBF strap in a title unification clash would likely lessen the financial structure of the rematch and Kessler could walk away from the whole thing or demand that Froch come to Denmark again.
As such, much rests on the IBF exemption, which could hinge on Stevenson agreeing or not to step aside to allow the IBF title to be on offer for Kessler vs. Froch 2.
For Froch, it's a balance between his desire to get even with Kessler and the financial impacts of whichever route he decides to take to get there.
Added to this mix is the pressure to get this rematch done now as Froch is 35 and Kessler is 33, advanced age for most boxers. More...
By Danny Wilson November 19th, 2012 All Boxing Results
There were two world title bouts on tap this past Saturday at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles with WBO flyweight supremo Brian Villoria adding the WBA 112 pound crown to his trophy cabinet while reigning champion Roman Gonzalez kept his WBA light flyweight title intact.
Once the bell rang, Viloria and WBA king Hernan Marquez went at it with abandon, thrilling the crowd in attendance in LA with fireworks that started off in the very first round when southpaw Marquez hit the deck.
Marquez had difficulty in dealing the with height and reach advantage enjoyed by Viloria, who was engaging in his 12th world title bout versus the fourth for Marquez.
In the midst of what had become a bad fifth round for him, Viloria again hit paydirt when he floored Marquez but the Mexican from Empalme refused to give in and by the eighth frame was suddenly controlling the contest.
Marquez extended his success into the ninth but got careless in the tenth when trying to improve upon his work, walking into a Viloria left hook, which put the lefty down again in the tenth.
The WBA titlist beat the count but was in no shape to contend with Viloria's follow up assault, prompting referee David Mendoza to put an end to the bout at 1:01 of the tenth frame. More...
By Danny Wilson November 11th, 2012 All Boxing Results
WBA featherweight super champion Chris John handled a challenge to his eight year title reign on Friday evening, turning back the ambitions of Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.
Piriyapinyo came into the fight with a dazzling 44-0 record, undefeated in his native Thailand, but had yet to ascend the world class heights that he would find himself in when facing Indonesia's John, himself undefeated in 49 contests, 16 of which had been for the WBA 126 pound crown.
In the early rounds, John held sway with a lightning jab that forced the challenger on the defensive where he was picked apart by a mixed kept Piriyapinyo guessing.
But to his credit, Piriyapinyo wouldn't fold in the face of a far superior offense than he'd ever encountered. Just when it appeared that Piriyapinyo was in for a 12 round hiding, the 33 year old John began to tire.
Piriyapinyo took advantage of this situation in the sixth frame, backing up the champion with a two-fisted assault that lasted for more than two rounds. Rounds seven and eight were possibly the toughest John has gone through since drawing with Rocky Juarez in 2009.
But the Indonesian icon sucked up the punishment and by the ninth had figured out Piriyapinyo's timing, raking the Thai with hurtful combinations over the next three frames.
Piriyapinyo never gave up and mounted a serious comeback in a engaging 12th and final frame but could pin down the champion, who continued to find the target. More...
By Danny Wilson November 9th, 2012 All Boxing Articles
WBA featherweight "Super" champion Chris John makes his traditional autumn title defense this evening as he meets Thai challenger Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo on neutral ground, at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
You'll have to go back to 2003 to find the last time that John fought more than twice a year, prior to his 2004 WBA title winning effort on the road in Tokyo against Japan's Osamu Sato.
John, 47-0-2 (22), went on to record 15 title defenses, mostly against little known opposition, but does hold a points verdict, albeit controversially, over multi-weight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez along with a victory and draw against Rocky Juarez.
The fast-handed Indonesian most recently retained in Singapore against ex-Japanese champ Shoji Kimura, despite losing a point for low blows, back in May.
At age 35, John may be past his peak, a condition that Team Piriyapinyo is hoping actually exists as their man will be taking a massive step up in class this evening and will need all the help they can get if they are to lift the WBA crown. More...
By Danny Wilson November 5th, 2012 All Boxing Results
WBC bantamweight kingpin Shinsuke Yamanaka rubbed out challenger Tomas Rojas with a stunning seventh round KO during an all-southpaw clash on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Xebio Arena in Sendai, Japan.
Mexico's Rojas had won three straight after being relieved of the WBC super fly crown by Suriyan Sor Rungvisai over a year ago and the Veracruz veteran had the experience advantage going into last night's bout, having shared the ring with a long list of luminaries such as Anselmo Moreno, Rosendo Alvarez, Cristian Mijares, Gerry Penalosa, Jorge Arce and Vic Darchinyan.
But Yamanaka, despite engaging in his 17th pro contest versus 54 for Rojas, had enjoyed a far better previous 12 months then his challenger, having won the WBC bantam belt against Christian Esquivel and defended it on points in April against Darchinyan, who incidentally had KO'd Rojas in the second round in 2009 for the WBC and WBA super fly titles.
That would prove to be something of a bad omen for Rojas, who started the fight in Sendai on Saturday evening in a very active fashion but had difficulty with the composure of Yamanaka.
The champion's patience and compact punching style was the opposite of the challenger, who threw with abandon and often off-balance, something Yamanaka made him pay for in the first two rounds with good counters.
Rojas was rocked in the first from an accidental head clash and in the second from a hard left but managed to claw his way back into contention in the third, landing a few wild shots.
But Yamanaka soaked up the punches and managed to come back by the end of the frame. The fourth saw both fighters struggle for control, which Yamanaka had managed to achieve by the fifth round, catching up to Rojas with both hands.
The champion started to find range in the sixth, dialing in hard left hands that slowed Rojas down considerably. Yamanaka bettered his work in the seventh with sharp combination punching that set up a full blooded left that caught Rojas flush. More...
By Danny Wilson October 28th, 2012 All Boxing Results
In one of the biggest upsets of the year, Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz swooped into the lion's den and plucked the WBC super feather title from reigning champion and local hero Takahiro Ao last night at Tokyo's International Forum.
The contest started slowly with both boxers studying the other, mounting limited offensive ventures designed to test defenses. The stalemate was broken when Ao suffered a bad vertical cut in his left eyebrow in the third round, with Diaz losing a point for the accidental headbutt.
From that point on southpaw Ao largely fell behind, clearly affected by the blood streaming from the injury. Diaz took advantage of the situation, targeting the champion's vulnerable eyebrow with an incessant jab.
Ao attempted to compensate for his limited vision by pressuring the challenger, scoring at times when he gained close quarters but the champion failed to come in behind the jab or with adequate head movement and was caught with many counter-right hand from Diaz.
Diaz took to focusing on Ao's midsection but his lack of accuracy led to another point deduction as some of his efforts landed below the belt in the fifth.
Ao got a second wind at the bout's midway point, putting the challenger back on his heels but many times smothered his own work in an attempt to KO the challenger, no doubt out of concern that the bout would be stopped because of his injury. More...
By Danny Wilson October 26th, 2012 All Boxing Previews
Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz will arrive at Tokyo International Forum this evening for his first title shot since 2009 when the 31 year old takes on WBC super feather champion Takahiro Ao.
Diaz, 36-9-2 (17), comes into the bout on the strength of 13 consecutive wins, eight of which where WBC Cabofe title defenses, and hasn't lost since failing to defeat Zolani Marali for the vacant IBO strap in 2009.
The man from Nezahualcoyotl is best known from his split decision upset of current WBC Interim welterweight titlist Robert Guerrero when the two clashed for the NABF featherweight belt in 2005.
Guerrero avenged the defeat six months later with a KO but Diaz got right back on the horse to post another split decision victory, this time over future WBC feather champion Elio Rojas during a WBC title eliminator.
Diaz was unable to leverage his title opportunity into green belt gold as he was KO'd by champ Jorge Linares in eight rounds in 2007.
Defeats to Humberto Soto for the Interim WBC super feather crown in 2008 and Marali for the IBO in 2009 seemed to seal off Diaz's world title hopes, initiating three years of domestic fights, until now.
Across the ring in Tokyo tonight, Diaz will be looking squarely at 28 year old local icon, Takahiro Ao, 23-2-1 (10), a former WBC featherweight belt holder who successfully made the transition to 130 pounds in 2010. More...
By Danny Wilson October 21st, 2012 All Boxing Results
Thai bantamweight Pungluang Sor Singyu pulled off an upset tonight at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, The Philippines, defeating the more seasoned local man AJ Banal in hostile territory.
At stake was the vacant WBO strap, and big-punching southpaw Banal, having defeated a pair of IBF super fly champs, ex-titlist Luis Alberto Perez and future beltholder Juan Alberto Rosas, had home advantage and was favored to win.
Singyu, who was giving up over four inches in height, didn't do much early on to dissuade that line of thinking as Banal didn't seem to have much trouble in making the Bangkok man miss punches and then suffer the counter consequences.
Banal suffered a setback in the third round, however, as the Cebu City resident was cut above the eye by an accidental head clash and was clearly distracted from the matter at hand.
The visitor warmed to his task, zeroing in on his stricken rival with sharp combination punching but by the sixth was flagging from his efforts. Banal rose to the occasion
and regained control for a few rounds but hampered his cause by losing a point for low blows. More...
By Danny Wilson September 24th, 2012 All Boxing Results
Super bantam Carl Frampton passed a litmus test on Saturday night in front of an adoring hometown crowd at Belfast's Odyssey Arena, delighting the Northern Ireland faithful by dominating former two-time IBF champion Steve Molitor.
At stake was Frampton's IBF Intercontinental strap as well as the Commonwealth belt, which southpaw Molitor once held before moving on to reigns as IBF king from 2006-2008 and in 2010.
Frampton, very fresh at 25 years of age, starts the first round pressuring, with Molitor, far more experienced at 32 years old, using the ring to keep the local man at a distance. 10 world title bout veteran Molitor shows good head movement and clinches whenever Frampton gets to close quarters but the Belfast native scores with several hard rights.
The second frame sees Molitor looking to pick off Frampton with big shots but fails to connect. Frampton continues with pressure, landing more right hands. Molitor comes forward to land a left at the end of a combination but it has zero effect on the Irishman.
Molitor lands a couple of long lefts to the body but still Frampton pressures, trying to set up a right hand as the Canadian gets on his bike, looking to stick and move until Frampton rushes in with clubbing rights along the ropes.
Frampton increases his pace in the third, looking for right hand openings. Molitor tries to go on the offense but little lands and what does has no effect. Molitor stumbles into the ropes, ruled a slip, and tries pot-shotting Frampton, who is now bullying the visitor anytime close quarters is achieved.
Molitor starts working the jab and this throws Frampton off somewhat, unsure of how to proceed. Molitor uses the initiative to come forward but nothing lands as Frampton is too fast of foot. More...
By Danny Wilson May 2nd, 2012 All Boxing Results
American Paulie Malignaggi went to Ukraine on Sunday as an opponent for WBA welterweight titlist Yvacheslav Senchenko but managed to turn the tables on the local man, walking out of Donbass Arena in Donetsk with the WBA belt in his possession.
Former IBF light welter champ Malignaggi had previously won three straight contests since moving to welterweight but was widely seen as on the down side of his career following his failed 2010 bid to unseat WBA light welter kingpin Amir Khan.
Yje light-hitting Malignaggi was the mandatory challenger for the title and was not given much chance at defeating Senchenko, who captured the WBA strap in 2009 against YuriyNuzhmemko and had retained the title three times.
But Senchenko's level of opposition faced during that time was far below world class standing and that lack of experience was brought to light by Malignaggi in the very first round. More...
By Danny Wilson April 7th, 2012 All Boxing Results
Former flyweight and super fly world champion Vic Darchinyan has yet again come up short in a bantamweight title bout as the 36 year old Aussie failed to lift the WBC crown from local man Shinsuke Yamanaka on Friday night at Japan's Tokyo International Forum.
The far more experienced Darchinyan had been expected by many to wrest the WBC strap from Yamanaka, who was putting his belt at risk for the first time since climbing off the canvas to gun down Christian Esquivel for the vacant title this past November.
However, Yamanaka put his advantages in youth, height and reach to win this battle of southpaws quite convincingly.
From the first bell, Darchinyan used his trademarked aggressive come forward approach, winging off balance bombs that initially drove the champion back as Yamanaka was unsure how to blunt the pressure in the early rounds.
Ultimately it was the lack of concussive power at bantamweight that once again doomed the efforts of Darchinyan, a certified slugger at lighter weights, as his punches could not put a dent in his Tokyo based opponent. More...
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