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By Hermann Helmut December 21st, 2008 All Boxing Results, Round by Round
WBA Heavyweight Champion Nicolai Valuev retained his belt last night at Zurich, Switzerland's Hallenstadion Arena by posting a close majority decision over former champion Evander Holyfield.
Holyfield started off on his toes, staying away from the massive Russian's long jab with circular motion. When the American veteran did come in, he managed a few right hands but was also caught with a few hard shots from the champion. During a brief exchange near the end of the first, Holyfield got in a good left hook to the head of Valuev.
Holyfield managed another whipping left hook at the start of the second after slipping a big Valuev right and then resumed his circular dance on the outside. Valuev continued to try and engage with the jab but the challenger remained cautious until the midway point of the frame when Holyfield leaped in and banged Valuev with a nice left, right combination and continued with hard punches from either hand during a clinch.
It was Valuev who then was a bit more reserved, wary of the still quick hands of Holyfield, coming forward slowly behind a double jab that failed to hit the target. Holyfield then came in fast with thirty seconds left in the frame, digging in a right to the body before crashing a big left hook to the head of Valuev.
Holyfield repeated the combination, driving Valuev into the ropes and roughing up the champion in a clinch.
The challenger stepped it up in the third session, pressuring Valuev with more feints and movement but was nailed with a good left hook from the champion on the next trip inside and that bought the Russian giant a bit of breathing room. But on Holyfield's next attack, it was a big right hand that found the target after he slipped a Valuev jab.
Holyfield stayed on the outside for the next minute before trying to repeat his last success but Valuev was waiting for it, slipping the right and ripping Holyfield to the body with a right uppercut. After three rounds, it's a close contest with Holyfield likely ahead two rounds to one. More...
By Boxing Press November 6th, 2008 All Press Releases, Round by Round
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IBF Cruiserweight Champion, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham will be taking some time out from training camp and preparations for his upcoming title defense to honor his fellow servicemen, past and present, by taking part in the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, 11th November 2008. More...
By Rhun Leeding December 1st, 2007 All Boxing Results, Round by Round
|Last night, at the Newham Leisure Centre in London, Ian Napa outboxed and outfoxed a hardworking Martin Power to retain his British Bantamweight title. Despite being six inches shorter than his opponent, and having a four inch reach deficit, "Dappa" Napa used a style practiced to negate Power's advantage, forcing Power to lunge in rather than being able to box as he would have liked.
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For Napa, his sights will be set on a third title defence to claim the Lonsdale belt outright, and maybe even European honours. For Power, his third consecutive defeat has left him with a lot of thinking to do about where he can go from here.
Round by Round: Power seems to have the edge in the support terms here tonight, but Napa looks pretty confident too, as always coming in pretty loose and with his trademark shades on. Power's four inch reach could be a big advantage to him tonight, as he looks to repeat his first victory over Napa last week.
Both guys with cagey openings, plenty of head movement from both, and Power claiming the centre ring. They trade jabs early on, and Napa ducks under a right hook from Power. Napa's jabs fall short. Power with a jab and two straight shots landing. Power with another jab and straight shot. More...
By Rhun Leeding November 10th, 2007 All Boxing Results, Round by Round
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Froch Scythes Down "Reaper Man" Reid
British Champion Carl Froch has often been the man calling out Joe Calzaghe and other world champions at super middleweight, but against former WBC titlist Robin Reid last night at the Ice Arena in Nottingham, England, Froch showed that he has the power and accuracy to mix it with the best.
In five exciting rounds, Froch took a lot of solid body shots from Reid, but when he opened up, he had Reid in trouble, time and again, eventually putting Reid down twice, and a third time which was generously deemed a trip by the referee.
When opening up, Froch, 22-0 (18), looked impressive with some huge straight rights and left uppercuts which really dug in into Reid, 39-6-1 (27), and was also resilient in taking some good body shots and overhand rights from Reid.
At times Reid looked to have the upper hand, but the power of Froch stole his momentum each time, before Reid was forced to retire from the fight whilst on his stool at the end of the fifth round. More...
By Rhun Leeding October 27th, 2007 All Boxing Results, Round by Round
Last night British Light Middleweight Champion Jamie Moore went up against awkward challenger, English Champion Andrew Facey in a rematch at Robin Park Arena in Wigan, England.
In the build-up to this fight, Moore's good friend and world's top light welterweight Ricky Hatton spoke about and indicated what I believed is the case that this will be Moore's last domestic fight as long as he wins.
Local hero Moore gets a rapturous welcome, while Facey's is a little more subdued. The Sheffield based Facey doesn't look to worried, and one of the most obvious thing to see is that Facey's four inch height and reach difference is quite large.
Backing up the unfancied Facey and holding his belt is the WBC Light Welter Champion, Junior Witter.
Next up, it's fight time, and Moore is looking focussed and strong.
Round one: Facey with the opening blows, as southpaw Moore keeping his gloves high, and not shipping any of the punches. Moore with a long jab to the body, then does well to get inside and throw a couple of punches. Facey's punches don't seem to have much zip on them, although they are plentiful.
Moore with a nice left hook as Facey backs out of the clinch. Facey plants a long jab, and a body shot as Moore closes the distance. Moore with a pair of body shots, and another good left hook up top. Moore falls short with a punch, and takes a left hook himself. Facey with a couple of pawing punches as Moore comes in. More...
By Adam Matson March 25th, 2007 All Round by Round
This past Friday night at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT, welterweight Jessie Feliciano challenged reigning USBA titlist Delvin Rodriguez and stopped the heavily favored Dominican in the eighth round. Also on the bill, southpaw welter Said Ouali stopped rival Irving Garcia in the second round.
Round one: The highly anticipated bout between Feliciano and Rodriguez starts with Rodriguez coming out throwing a stiff jab and stalking the circling Feliciano. Feliciano is the much shorter fighter and is pawing with the jab early, trying to get inside. Rodriguez has his right hand cocked back and unleashes a quick one for the first time, a minute in, but fails to catch Feliciano as he moved inside.
Feliciano is circling to the right a lot early and two minutes through the round, hasn't thrown anything other than a soft jab. Rodriguez has fast hands and catches Feliciano for the first time with a right uppercut as Feliciano charged inside with his head down. Feliciano seems very tentative in this opening round while Rodriguez is just looking for a place to fire. The whole round was spent as a feeling out session for both fighters.
Round two: Rodriguez has his hands way out in front of his face and is keeping Feliciano at bay just by putting his hands to the top of Feliciano's head. Feliciano however, is more aggressive this round, coming in with his head down but Rodriguez is prepared and lands two very quick right uppercuts. More...
By Jane Warburton March 14th, 2007 All Round by Round
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This past Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, England, hometown hero Derry Matthews defended his WBU Featherweight title for the first time, staving off challenger John Simpson of Scotland.
Simpson entered the ring first to the instrumental sounds of "The Firestarter", while ironically, Derry Matthews entered the ring to the Johnny Cash classic, "Ring of Fire". More...
By Jane Warburton March 10th, 2007 All Boxing Results, Round by Round
Last night at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, England, Simone Maludrottu defended his European Bantamweight title against Ian Napa in a Frank Maloney promoted fightnight shown on Sky Sports and billed as “When Opportunity Knocks”.
Ian "The Dappa" Napa, from Zimbabwe and now based in Hackney, London, entered the ring wearing dark shades, looking confident and relaxed as he bounced around the canvas awaiting the Champion.
From Italy, Simone Maludrottu made his entrance to the cheers of the Italian fans who’d come to support him. Wearing a dark gown that bore a gold embroidered crown on its hood, he looked like King Maludrottu!
This was to be Maludrottu’s seventh defence of the European Bantamweight title and he is already ranked as the number one challenger by the WBC. More...
By Sean A. Malone February 26th, 2007 All Round by Round
ESPN’s Friday Night Fights was live form Scranton, PA this past Friday and the newly renovated Scranton CYC Center was filled to the rafters with fight fans eager for the promised action that the fight card offered.
The featured bout of the evening was between two hard-hitting cruiserweights as journeyman Darnell "Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson took on former IBF Champion Kelvin "Koncrete" Davis. This was a crossroads fight for both men as the cruiserweight division is wide open and hungry for stars to bring it’s participants to the consciousness of fight fans.
Wilson entered the bout riding a two fight KO win streak and a minuscule buzz that goes along with such victories. Davis, on the other hand, entered the bout after campaigning in the heavyweight division in his last two outings. The fight was advertised as a sure fire, all action affair and the buzz inside the Scranton CYC Center fed off of it.
In the opening stanza, both fighters took the time honored tradition of feeling each other out. Davis came out firing stiff jabs in order to befuddle the stalking Wilson. Wilson’s jab was used solely for the purpose of setting up his devastating right. Opting to "paw" with his jab, rather than use it for any actual offensive weapon, Wilson was yearning to punish Davis with his much ballyhooed right hand power. More...
By Jane Warburton February 19th, 2007 All Round by Round
There was big attendance at the newly reconstructed Wembley Arena in London on Saturday night for the European Union Heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Michael Sprott and former Olympic Gold Medallist Audley "A Force" Harrison. Also on offer for the winner was the vacant English Heavyweight title.
The unpopular Harrison walked in to the ring as the challenger amidst a torrent of boos and jeers, despite being the local fighter in this matchup. Michael Sprott of Reading entered the ring alongside his manager Dean Powell.
Harrison towered above Sprott as they came together in the middle of the ring but the champion was unphased and, almost snarling, gave big Audley what was best described as a world class stare while referee Ian John-Lewis gave his instructions. More...
By Ricky Jones February 18th, 2007 All Round by Round
Last night on the undercard of the Michael Sprott - Audley Harrison contest at London's Wembley Arena, Australia's Michael Katsidis met former British Champion Graham Earl in a thrilling contest for the Interim WBO Lightweight title.
Katsidis struck paydirt in the very first round, hammering Earl to the canvas with a sizzling right hand. Earl beat the count and was soon floored once again by a searing combination from the Aussie but somehow managed to survive the frame.
The second stanza brought more bad news for Earl as the Englishman found himself downed yet again after fielding another Katsidis right hand bomb. But Earl refused to bend to his rival's superior firepower and soon smoked a peach of a right hand that had Katsidis floundering but the tourist beat the count. By round's end Katsidis was once again dishing out punishment. More...
By Jane Warburton February 17th, 2007 All Round by Round
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It may have been a cold night but there was warm support at the Kirkcaldy Ice Arena, Fife, Scotland for British and Commonwealth Welterweight Champion Kevin Anderson as he faced challenger Ali Nuumbembe last night on a Barry Hearn Promotion televised by Sky Sports.
This marked the third occasion that local hero Anderson was putting the Commonwealth belt at risk since defeating Ghana's Joshua Okine by split decision for the title at this same venue a year and a half ago.
Originally from Namibia, Ali "Silent Assassin" Nuumbembe has been living in a caravan behind a pub in Glossop and training out of Shannon’s Gym. Nuumbembe's promoter Frank Maloney had said that this was Ali's last chance, that he could do no more for him if he lost and expected that Nuumbembe would go back to Africa if he didn’t get the win against Anderson. More...
By Jane Warburton February 10th, 2007 All Round by Round
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Last night at the beautiful Grade One listed Town Hall in Leeds, England, local hero Carl Johanneson faced Scottish challenger Ricky "Rickster" Burns for the British Super Featherweight Championship.
Blonde and tattooed, Burns entered the ring alongside longtime British boxing fixture Dean Powell while Johanneson came in wearing black shorts, flanked by cornermen Dominic and Brendan Ingle.
Burns had been sparring with fellow Scot, former European Super Feather Champion Alex Arthur while British Champion Johanneson sparred with WBC Light Welter Champion Junior Witter and English Light Middle titlist Andrew Facey in preparation to this massive Frank Maloney Promotions showdown. More...
By Michael Worden January 29th, 2007 All Round by Round
This past Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, Jorge Arce won his second consecutive WBC final eliminator and solidified his position as best super flyweight in the world with a dominating twelve round decision over Julio Ler. The action is presented here in an exclusive SaddoBoxing round by round.
Round one: After making a ring entrance on the back of a horse, Jorge Arce starts off the first round against Julio Ler with a few good stiff jabs. Arce walks Ler down with jabs and power punches and begins to land some combos as he backs Ler into the ropes. Ler attempts to counter but is missing everything. Arce gets in some hard body shots as Ler leans against the ropes. 10-9 Arce.
Round two: Arce starts the second frame by going to the body again. Ler threw a grand total of 14 punches in the first round and Arce bangs him as Ler just covers up against the ropes. Arce lands another hard left hook before Ler lands a good left, the first solid shot that he has landed tonight. Arce once against bangs his opponent's body against the ropes and Ler tells him to bring it on, but he gets on his bike and just runs. Both fighters are now trash talking to each other as they try to fight against the ropes. 20-18 Arce. More...
By Robin York January 28th, 2007 All Round by Round
This past Friday, Tshifhiwa Munyai confirmed his status as world class prospect, successfully defending his Commonwealth Bantamweight crown with a vicious four
round pounding of former victim Martin Power on a Frank Maloney Promotion at Goresbrook LC in Dagenham, England.
Power lost his undefeated record to Munyai last year in a back and forth thriller, but was way out of his depth this time.
Round one: Power, from Camden Town, entered the ring smiling confidently and made a decent start, nipping in and out with some decent right hands to head and body. Halfway through the first round, the champion hailing from South Africa began to find his timing and when he did, he looked blistering, throwing every punch in the book at Power. A sickening right hand to the body caused the challenger to grimace at the end of the first. More...
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