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“Centeno, Jr. Tougher Than Leatherwood”

001CentenovsLeatherwoodIMG_8606(Photo: Casino/Showtime) By Marc Livitz:The backdrop was the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California tonight and Hugo “The Boss” Centeno, Jr. put on a show of the “left, left, right” variety throughout the entirety of the junior middleweight bout. The Oxnard, California fighter pressed and controlled the action this evening in his contest with KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood of Atlanta.

From the opening bell, the still undefeated Centeno, Jr. (18(9)-0) used an effective left jab to maintain the distance between himself and the potentially dangerous Leatherwood (12(8)-2(1)-1). Although KeAndrae did what he could in the early rounds to patiently wait for the chance to land a conclusive right, this strategy was for all purposes abandoned as the fight progressed. He then spent much of the night holding and trying to get Centeno, Jr. to fight his style of contest. It didn’t work, as Hugo continued to remain active, do more and shake off the ever increasing amount of holding and occasional takedowns. Continue reading

Taylor defeats Cayo; Abdusalamov stops Bisbal

taylor454By Bill Phanco: Light welterweight contender Victor Cayo (31-4, 22 KO’s) suffered a disappointing 8th round stoppage loss to Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KO’s) tonight at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cayo seemingly had the fight in the bag until getting put down with a series of solid right hands from the 22-year-old Taylor in the 8th. Taylor then hammered the hurt Cayo with several more shots after he got back up to his feet, and the fight was then halted by referee Benjy Esteves Jr. at 1:11 of the round.

Cayo fought reasonably well until getting hurt late in the 7th round, and then finished off in the 8th. Cayo knocked Taylor down in the 5th round with a sweeping right hook to the head. Cayo was effective when fighting out of the southpaw stance, but he only rarely used this stance despite the success he had in the fight when he was using it. Continue reading

Star Boxing’s Emanuel Taylor heads back to the bright lights faces Victor Cayo tonight on ESPN Friday Night Fights

NEW YORK (March 8, 2013) Coming off a sensational, nationally televised debut on JANUARY 25, hot junior welterweight prospect Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor makes his second start of 2013 challenging former world title challenger and world ranked Dominican Victor Cayo in the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights tonight from Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading

McCreedy & Martin open workout in Lowell

603LOWELL, Mass. (March 10, 2013) — Lowell boxers “Irish” Joey McCreedy and Mike Martin held an open workout yesterday at Forever Fitness in Chelmsford to promote Saturday night’s (March 16) “CFC Fight Night” professional boxing event, presented by Chicao Fight Nights Promotion, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs) headlines the eight-fight card in the eight-round main event against Canadian-invader Michael “Flash” Walchuk (9-8, 2 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation US-Northeast light heavyweight title. Martin makes his pro debut in a four-round bout versus Josh Crespo (0-2). Continue reading

Weights from Colombia

“HACIENDO HISTORIA” 12 Rounds Titulo Mundial Mini-Mosca Organizacion Mundial de Boxeo

Luis “El Chino” De La Rosa Vs. Merlito “El Tigre” Sabillo
Arboletes, Colombia Bacolod City, Filipinas
#2 OMB #3 OMB
21-1-1-12 KO’s 21-0-10 KO’s
104.8 103.8 Continue reading

Victor Ortiz Vs. Andre Berto & Daniel Ponce De Leon on Fox Deportes tonight

ortiz44554LOS ANGELES, March 9 – FOX Deportes Classics to re-broadcast classic fights featuring Victor Ortiz and Daniel Ponce de Leon on Saturday, March 9.

On Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT one of 2011’s most exciting battles will be revisited, with former World Champion Victor Ortiz’s challenge of Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight World Title. Next up at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, will be a look back at Two-Division World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon beginning his road to the WBC Featherweight World Title when he battled Omar Estrella in a clash from January of 2012.

On April 16, 2011 in Connecticut, welterweight warriors Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto went to battle for 12 rounds, with both fighters each hitting the deck twice before Ortiz emerged victorious via unanimous decision to take home the WBC Welterweight World Title in a fight that garnered Fight of the Year honors. Continue reading

Weights: Hopkin vs. Cloud, Thurman vs. Zaveck

Bernard Hopkins 174.4 – Tavoris Cloud 173.8
Keith Thurman 145.8 – Jan Zaveck 146.6
Michael Perez 136 – Lonnie Smith 135.25
Marcus Browne 175.6 – Josh Thorpe 175.25
Frank Galarza 153.2 – Guillermo Ibarra 153

The Biggest Bernard Hopkins Fight That Never Happened

hop11Bernard Hopkins is fighting tomorrow, March 8, 2013, possibly for the last time, depending on the outcome of the fight. The Bernard Hopkins-Tavoris Cloud fight is a win-win situation for Bernard, because if he wins the fight, he sets a record for being the the oldest man to ever win a major world title in boxing and breaks the standing record, which he holds right now, and he continues to make money as a boxer and a promoter.

If he loses his fight tomorrow, he still gets respect and praise for taking on a young, undefeated champion who is in the prime of his life, and he can devote all of his time to being a boxing promoter, instead of splitting his time training for fights and maintaining his weight.

Bernard Hopkins could get another age-related injury tomorrow night and have to quit fighting for health reasons. He says his surgically-repaired shoulder is 100 percent healed now, but it wasn’t fully healed in his last fight – the Chad Dawson rematch. If Bernard Hopkins last fight is not tomorrow, but he decides to have one last fight after this one, what well-known opponent could he fight to maximize his last boxing purse? Continue reading