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By Gary Shaw Productions May 21st, 2013 All Boxing Previews
In the face of adversity, 'Wild' Will Tomlinson (21-0-1, 12 KOs) overcame a brave performance from Malcolm 'Stone' Klassen (27-6-2, 14 KOs) to retain his IBO super-featherweight title via a controversial unanimous points decision in an enthralling battle of wills at The Melbourne Pavilion overnight.
All three judges looked favorably towards the defending champion for his controlled aggression and punch output, distributing disputed verdicts of 117-110 and 118-109 twice in Tomlinson's favour. More...
By Wellington Amadulu September 1st, 2010 All Boxing Previews
Big show tonight at Carnival City in Brakpan as the much awaited rematch between super feathers Mzonke Fana and Cassius Baloyi headlines with a red hot clash at flyweight between Moruti Mthalane and Zolane Tete as chief support; both contests are for IBF titles.
Fana, 29-4 (12), and Baloyi, 37-4-1 (19), first went at in 2008 with Fana losing his IBF super feather crown via majority decision after 12 very tough rounds.
Baloyi's reign only lasted over one defense however, as he was halted by Malcolm Klassen last year. Both Fana and Baloyi won IBF title eliminators last year with Fana finishing off Jasper Seroka in six and Baloyi outpointing Roberto David Arrieta. More...
By Richard Eberline August 23rd, 2009 All Boxing Results
Last night at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, light welterweights Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi engaged in a spirited give and take contest that went all 12 scheduled rounds for the NABO title.
Former IBF titlist Malignaggi had managed to keep the fight largely on the outside for at least half the contest, where he could keep the shorter Diaz at bay and subject to jabs and right hands.
The New Yorker also kept the pace of the bout slower than what Diaz would have liked through the use of accurate countering skills and good footwork.
Diaz did break through Malignaggi's perimeter defense many times and the ex-world lightweight champion won most of the exchanges on the inside with his superb body-work and short hooks and uppercuts. More...
By Richard Eberline August 22nd, 2009 All Boxing Previews
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Headlining a big show tonight at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX is former lightweight champion Juan Diaz's move up to light welter to face Paulie Malignaggi in a 12 rounder.
Diaz, 34-2 (17), barely broke the lightweight limit during the weigh-in yesterday and former IBF 140 pound titlist Malignaggi, 26-2 (5), hit the scales at his lightest weight since 2002.
Both fighters have only two losses and both came against top competition; Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton for Malignaggi and Juan Manuel Marquez and Nate Campbell for Diaz. More...
By Boxing Press August 22nd, 2009 All Press Releases
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Ahead of the Golden Boy Promotions fight card tonight at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, the principal boxers have been weighed.
NABO junior welter championship, 12 rounds
Juan Diaz: 137.75 lb
Paulie Malignaggi: 138.25 lb More...
By Boxing Press August 21st, 2009 All Press Releases
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Former Three-Time Lightweight World Champion Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz will take on former Junior Welterweight World Champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi in a 12 round junior welterweight bout this Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
The co-main event will feature a world title showdown between IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Malcom Klassen and former Two-Time Featherweight World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero in a 12 round bout for Klassen's title. More...
By Boxing Press August 18th, 2009 All Press Releases
Houston's finest will be out in force at Toyota Center on the Saturday, August 22 HBO Boxing After Dark undercard, as unbeaten hometown rising stars Hylon Williams and Jermell Charlo will be featured on the hottest night of the boxing summer.
Joining Williams and Charlo on this stacked card will be fellow Houstonians Marcus Johnson, Adam Richards and Darlington Agha, as well as Philadelphia's undefeated rising star Danny Garcia, unbeaten power hitter Adrien Broner, Philadelphia's Mike Perez and Texas' Omar Figueroa. More...
By Boxing Press August 14th, 2009 All Press Releases
After six weeks of hard work in the isolated mountains of Big Bear California, former two-time featherweight world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is entering the final days of training camp.
"I've been sparring with Sugar Shane Mosley and the knowledge he's been giving me is priceless," Guerrero said. "Shane is a great teacher and I'm grateful to be learning from one of the best fighters in boxing history. My weight is good and I can't wait to arrive in Houston. The final days are here and all the hard work and sacrifices will pay off come fight night." More...
By Boxing Press July 11th, 2009 All Press Releases
Tickets for Houston's upcoming showdown between four of boxing's best at Toyota Center are on sale now.
On Saturday, August 22nd, Houston's own and former Undisputed Lightweight Champion Juan Diaz will square off against former Junior Welterweight Champion Paulie Malignaggi in the main event while Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero will challenge for a world title in a second weight class when he takes on IBF Junior Lightweight Champion Malcolm Klassen in the co-feature. More...
By Boxing Press July 9th, 2009 All Press Releases
There's nothing in the world like Texas heat in August. On Saturday, August 22nd, four of boxing's best will square off at Houston's Toyota Center in an event that will raise the temperature of a sweltering summer of boxing even higher.
In the main event, former Undisputed Lightweight World Champion and hometown hero Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz takes on former 140-pound world titleholder Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi of Brooklyn, New York, while the co-featured bout sees heavy-handed Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero challenge for a world title in a second weight class when he takes on IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Malcolm Klassen. More...
By Wellington Amadulu June 26th, 2009 All Boxing Articles
IBF super feather champion Malcolm Klassen will defend his crown against former IBF featherweight titlist Robert Guerrero on August 1 at the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas.
Klassen, 24-4-2 (15), is a two time beltholder of the IBF strap, most recently winning the honor by putting the first stoppage on domestic South African rival Cassius Baloyi's resume in April.
The Toekomsrus, Gauteng native has only lost once over the last seven years, an IBF title defense against Mzonke Fana two years ago.
Southpaw Guerrero, 24-1-1 (17), of California has eight wins and two no contests in his last ten bouts, four of which were victories with the IBF feather trophy at stake, since losing to Gamaliel Diaz three years ago.
By Wellington Amadulu April 19th, 2009 All Boxing Results
On Saturday night at North-West University Sports Complex in Mafikeng, South Africa, Malcolm Klassen regained his IBF Super Feather title with a seventh round stoppage of top rival Cassius Baloyi.
No one could have predicted the dominant performance that Klassen, 24-4-2 (15), produced as the former titlist had Baloyi's number the minute the bell rang to begin the first round.
Klassen simply drove through the distance that the much taller Baloyi had hoped to maintain throughout the scheduled 12 round contest and had the reigning champion in very deep trouble as early as the first frame. More...
By Wellington Amadulu April 18th, 2009 All Boxing Previews
The biggest fight thus far this year in South Africa takes place tonight at North-West University Sports Complex in Mafikeng when IBF Super Feather Champ Cassius Baloyi faces the challenge of Malcolm Klassen.
Baloyi, 36-3-1 (19), and Klassen, 23-4-2 (14), are the top two super feathers in the country and fans across South Africa have been waiting for the clash of these two for a very long time.
34 year old Baloyi has participated in many title fights during his reigns as IBO and IBF super feather, WBU feather and super bantam champion.
The Johannesburg resident holds victories over Manuel Medina, Mzonke Fana, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (twice), Mbulelo Botile, Gairy St. Clair and Frankie Toldeo while he's come up short only against St. Clair, Isaac Hlatshwayo and Phillip N'dou.
Baloyi captured the IBF crown for the second time in his career when he posted a majority decision against reigning champion Fana a year ago and made a successful defense by stopping Argentina's Javier Osvaldo Alvarez in the third round last September. More...
By Wellington Amadulu August 31st, 2008 All Boxing Results
Friday night saw a big show at the Carousel Casino in Temba, with three IBF title eliminators on offer.
WBC International Featherweight titlist Jeffrey Mathebula, 22-1-2 (12), made a successful transition to super bantam by winning the IBF eliminator on points at 122 pounds against Mexico's Julio Zarate, 26-5-1 (16).
Former IBF Super Feather Champ Malcolm Klassen, 23-4-2 (14), shockingly stopped durable 37 year old ex-five time world champion Manuel Medina, 67-16-1 (31), of Mexico in round two.
An IBF Minimumweight title eliminator was decided when Ronald Barrera, 24-5-1 (16), KO'd Zukisani Kwayiba, 11-1 (7), in the second frame.
Former IBF Super Feather Champ Mzonke Fana, 28-4 (11), returned from a world title loss to Cassius Baloyi by banging out Victor Manon, 3-9-2 (2), in the third round of a scheduled eight.
By Boxing Press May 24th, 2008 All Press Releases
WBC International Featherweight Champion Jeffrey Mathebula will drop a division to fight Mexican Julio Zarate in an IBF Junior Featherweight Title Eliminator on August 29. The venue has not been announced as the promotional rights for the fight are to be decided by purse bids to be held at the IBF convention in Germany on May 31. More...
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