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Lamont Peterson, Daniel Jacobs Win World Title Fights In NYC

By Richard Eberline August 10th, 2014 All Boxing Results

It was an evening big fights on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in what could easily be termed as "Night Of The Mismatch".

The evidence: Reigning IBF light welter champ Lamont Peterson, 33-2-1 (17), had a defense against Edgar Santana, 29-5 (20), while middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs, 28-1 (25), fought for the vacant WBA "Regular" belt against Jarrod Fletcher, 18-2 (10), while reigning WBC/WBA light welter king Danny Garcia, 29-0 (17), had a non-title scheduled ten rounder against lightweight Rod Salka, 19-4 (3).

The proof: light hitting stylist Peterson held such a skill advantage that he was able to transform into a slugger against Santana all night, beating the brave but very overmatched New Yorker to the punch the entire bout before the bout was stopped at 2:48 of the tenth. Jacobs knocked Fletcher down in the first round and then went on cruise control until the fifth round when he dropped the Aussie again and the contest was stopped at 2:58. Garcia simply beat up a a smaller, far less experienced opponent.

How did any of these three opponents get to fight for world titles, in two of the instances, or in the third case, to fight a world champion?

Santana is a NABF level fighter and indicative of Peterson's defenses since become the IBF champion. Anytime the Washington DC has stepped up, he's been KO'd, by Lucas Matthysse, or won by highly controversial scoring, against Amir Khan.

Peterson is a good fighter but his lack of concussive power and defense will see him lose the title the first time he fights a truly dangerous challenger, which is probably why he was fighting Santana last night.

How did Jarrod Fletcher get to be the WBA mandatory challenger? Because he won the WBA International belt, of course. He's very, very fortunate the proposed challenge to Gennady Golovkin never materialized. Jacobs is also a good fighter but would be hard pressed to keep his newly minted crown against the other champs at 160 pounds.

And then we come to Garcia. It's true he's had six hard fights in a row and was given all he could handle last time out against Mauricio Herrera so was due a stay busy bout. But against a feather-fisted Western Pennsylvania regional level lightweight? At a catch-weight of 142 pounds? Really?

Fletcher, Jacobs, Garcia, Salka Make Weight In New York

By World Boxing Association August 10th, 2014 All Press Releases

The stars of this Saturday's World Boxing Association middleweight title fight, Jarrod Fletcher and Daniel Jacobs, met at the weigh-in carried out on Friday afternoon in New York.

Fletcher, ranked second on the WBA 160 lb ladder, weighed 159.25 lb while Jacobs, ranked third, weighed 159.5 lb, pledged to leave everything in the ring for this fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. More...

Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Jorge Linares Meet The Media

By Showtime Boxing August 8th, 2014 All Boxing News

Unbeaten IBF Welterweight Champion “ShowTime” Shawn Porter and undefeated contender Kell Brook held an open media workout at Barry’s Gym in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they reach the apex of preparation for next Saturday’s world championship showdown.

Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, will defend his 147-pound crown against Britain’s Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader Saturday, Aug. 16, live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the storied StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., home to some of the most memorable, non-stop action, exciting fights in recent boxing memory. More...

Crack Irish Squad Ready For Tough Bulgarian Assignment

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

An eight-strong Ireland team has been named for the 2014 European Union Men’s Elite Championships in Bulgaria.

Boxing begins this Friday in Sofia.

Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympians John Joe Joyce and Darren O’Neill will wear the Irish welterweight and light-heavyweight vests in the Bulgarian capital More...

Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies August 9

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada Nevada State Boxing Hall of Fame induction of 18 figures that helped the growth of the best venue for fistic events worldwide.

Among the inductees are names such as the former World Boxing Association champions Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran, who fought in eight different divisions. He won the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and super middleweight titles. He retired in 2001 with more than 100 victories and only 16 defeats. More...

Garcia, Peterson Eye Unification Showdown After Saturday Clashes

By BoxNation August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Light welterweight kingpin Danny Garcia is hoping to set up a unification clash with IBF champion Lamont Peterson later this year.

The reigning WBC/WBA champion takes on Rod Salka this Saturday night, live on BoxNation, and aims to come through the challenge unscathed so he can set up a mouth-watering showdown with Peterson. More...

Promoter Goodwin Stretches Influence To England’s South Coast

By Goodwin Promotions August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Promoter Steve Goodwin today announced plans to stage some major events on the South Coast over the next 24 months working alongside Michael Ballingall of Bally’s Gym in Portsmouth.

"I have had several meetings with Michael over the past few weeks and our aim is to bring massive nights back to Portsmouth - even bigger than the Tony Oakey days," he said. More...

Liverpool Sensation Davies Dazzles At Hollywood’s Wild Card Gym

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Desperate to make a huge impression in the new season, Liverpool sensation Robbie Davies Jnr has gone all out in aiding his preparations with quality sparring sessions at Freddie Roach’s Wildcard gym in Los Angeles.

The unbeaten Kirkby star, who has his eyes firmly focused on domestic honours over the next 12 months, was welcomed with open arms at the famous fight institution and Davies insists that he made a huge impression on the gym regulars. More...

Pedraza vs. Martinez Added To August 15 ESPN2 Fight Card

By Gary Shaw Productions August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Gary Shaw Productions undefeated Super-Featherweight sensation, Puerto Rico's, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (17-0, 11 KOs), makes his way back to the ring against Juan Carlos Martinez (20-14-1, 7 KOs) August 15, 2014 as the co-feature to Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) vs. Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs).

The 10-round bout will air live on ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. More...

Trainer Moore Injury Postpones Macklin vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator

By Boxing Press August 8th, 2014 All Press Releases

Due to an injury suffered by Matthew Macklin’s lead trainer Jamie Moore, the Dublin show on August 30 has been postponed until later in the year.

Macklin was set to face Jorge Sebastien Heiland at the National Stadium in a WBC Middleweight title eliminator as he looks to get back into contention for another World title shot. More...

WBA Update: Intercontinental Belt Status, Jessie Vargas Retains

By World Boxing Association August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

At least five Intercontinental WBA title fights are scheduled for the second half of 2014, according to the regional coordinator Mariana Borissova. The fights are defenses of the super bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight, and light heavy titles.

In addition, at least three regional fights at super middleweight, cruiser and heavyweight are expected to be scheduled for the beginning of 2015. More...

WBA Champ Quigg Set For Ambunda Defense September 13

By Matchroom Boxing August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA Super Bantamweight title against former World champion Paulus Ambunda in Manchester at the Phones 4u Arena on September 13, live on Sky Sports, as Anthony Crolla takes on former World champion Gamaliel Diaz, with tickets on sale from midday today.

Quigg defends the title for the third time against the current WBA and IBF International Super Bantamweight champion, who claimed those titles in May in his first fight at 122 lb since stepping up from Bantamweight where he won the WBO title in March, 2013. More...

On The Road Again: Willie Nelson Returns To The Ring

By Boxing Press August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Super welterweight contender Willie "The Great" Nelson (22-1-1, 13 KOs), rated No. 5 in the world by the WBC, is back on track after surgery to his left elbow temporarily derailed his very promising career.

Nelson takes on former Mexican champion Luis "Slayer" Grajeda (17-2-2, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event on this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, airing live from Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. More...

Rustam Nugaev Prepared For Shafikov IBF Elimination Bout

By Gary Shaw Productions August 6th, 2014 All Boxing News

Gary Shaw Productions' highly ranked lightweight contender, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs), rated IBF #5, WBC #3 and WBA #7, is less than two weeks away from his mandatory IBF elimination bout with Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs). The 12-round bout will air live on ESPN "Friday Night Fights" and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on August 15, 2014.

Nugaev on the current state of his training camp:
"Training camp has been very hard this time around. We always train hard but in this camp we stepped it up a bit. I've been sparring with top level opposition and I'm in great shape. I feel my punches are landing with a lot of force. There are no corners being cut in this camp and I'll be ready to fight to the death against Shafikov." More...

World Weekend Roundup: Kovalev, Vargas Retain Title Belts

By Wellington Amadulu August 6th, 2014 All Boxing Results

Two world title fights led the way over the weekend with both reigning champions, Sergey Kovalev and Jessie Vargas, retaining their belts.

WBO light heavy champ Kovalev, 25-0 (23), made the third defense of his reign in dominating fashion as he ended the ambitions of southpaw challenger Blake Caparello, 19-1-1 (6), at 1:47 of the second round at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday night.

It wasn't all one way traffic for Kovalev however, as the Russian hit the deck in the first round after fielding a long Caparello left. Kovalev, who was up immediately, seemed to have lost his balance more than anything else and was clearly not hurt.

A second round spearing right hand to the solar plexus heralded the beginning of the end for Australia's Caparello, who was forced to take a knee, before beating the count. Kovalev then battered Caparello down again in a corner before accomplishing the feat once more, forcing a stoppage.

The next fight on the horizon for Kovalev is reportedly a unification clash with the ageless master, WBA/IBF champ Bernard Hopkins. More...

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