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This was a bright sunshiny day for boxing and the bout brought memories of the golden days of boxing – a sold out Garden, two gladiators without any “0s” to protect and seemingly free of corporate clog and Swiss bank restraint jackets.
Another great ingredient was the job done by the referee. If you didn’t catch his name or even notice him most of the time than he did a rare feat – he did his job right without even touching the boxers. The most impressive thing a referee can do is remain unobtrusive and unimposing. Michael Griffin set a very high standard and quietly outclassed noisy star referees who won’t stop hollering and physically engage the fighters with the risk of injury to all parties. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “WBC/Ring Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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Throughout the first forty minutes of tonight’s program, James and Joseph will discuss Miguel Cotto‘s brilliant stoppage victory over former lineal Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla“ Martinez in ten rounds, which took place last night at the Madison Square Garden Arena in NYC, New York, in front of over 20,000 fight fans. Continue reading
The world is waiting for the most anticipated fight of our time, the clash of the titans in Floyd “Money” Mayweather the pound for pound king and Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao”. But the question is, will it ever happen?
Fans around the world hungers for a mega-fight that could well reinstate boxing back to its glory days more so if the two soon hall of fame boxers agree to its terms for the much awaited fight.
Boxing’s popularity have declined in the past years while counterpart MMA’s popularity skyrocketed and is currently at its height. Continue reading
New York City (June 9, 2014) Saturday afternoon in New York City, a Press Conference was held for “G4”, the boxing extravaganza set for SATURDAY, JULY 26 at ‘The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden and Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
In attendance were WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, Two-Time World Champion DANIEL ‘The Real Deal” GEALE along with undefeated heavyweight contenders BRYANT “By By” JENNINGS and MIKE “The Rebel” PEREZ in addition to undefeated welterweight prospect DUSTY HERNANDEZ-HARRISON. Hosting the press conference were Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions and Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions. Continue reading
Andy Lee, Irish light middleweight contender (33-2, 23 kos) scored a massive 5th round KO win over John Jackson, WBC #4 to win the vacant NABF light middleweight (154lb) title last night at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
The courageous Lee showed character and determination in the early going following a knockdown in the first round caused by a heavy overhand right hook delivered by Jackson.
The Irishman was behind on the judges’ scorecards 39:36 as the 5th round commenced. Jackson launched a vicious assault with Lee against the ropes at the start of the round; Lee moved to his left out of the danger zone and quickly re-established his shape and composure. As Jackson moved in again Lee countered with a devastating right hand counter. Bang! Jackson was out cold as he slumped to the canvas. Continue reading
David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) continued his comeback with a unanimous decision victory over Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (16-7, 14 KOs) at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany. After ten rounds of action the judges scored the fight 97-92, 98-92 and 100-90 in favour of the British heavyweight.
Price controlled the fight with his jab, while looking to unload his powerful right hand.
Although Zavorotnyi proved a durable opponent he offered little in reply to Price’s dominance, resulting in a well-earned points victory for the 6ft 8’’ Liverpudlian.
“Boxing is the winner tonight,” said promoter Dennis Hobson after Stuart Hall and Paul Butler put on a sensational fight at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena (June 7).
Hall, making the second defence of his IBF bantamweight crown, faced Ellesmere Port’s Butler in front of a feverish crowd, and the contest lived up to all the pre-fight hype, albeit with an ultimately controversial verdict.
Darlington’s Hall, the bigger of the two, looked to impose his strength and appeared to land the bigger shots during the battle, often knocking Paul’s head back with jabs. Continue reading
Marvin “Marvelous” Sonsona is the new NABF Featherweight champ after defeating Wilfredo Vazquez Jr of Puerto Rico last Saturday night in New York. He outpointed and avenge his only loss of his career from the same fighter who conquered him and ran away with his WBO Flyweight title almost 5 years ago by knocking him out on the fourth round of that fight.
Many Sonsona fans, especially Filipino fans were disappointed and had crushed-hearts when he lost to Vazquez on their first bout because the fighter from General Santos, Philippines was being tagged as the next Manny Pacquio. Intriguingly, Sonsona and Pacquiao hails from the same province and were both considered as knockout artists of General Santos province.
Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) successfully defended her WBC, WBO & WBA Female World Welterweight titles with a unanimous points victory over Jessica Balogun (24-4, 12 KOs) at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany last night.
Balogun proved a tough opponent but was ultimately outclassed by Brækhus. The judges scored the fight 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 all in favour of the pound-for-pound number one.
‘’It was a tough fight, but I expected that. Jessica is one of the toughest fighters around,’’ said Brækhus. ‘’All in all I was pleased with my performance. Continue reading
Fresh off his dominating stoppage win over middleweight ruler Sergio Martinez, history maker Miguel Cotto has plenty of options. One fight his new trainer Freddie Roach is both interested in and is sure his warrior would win, is a return with Floyd Mayweather; who decisioned Cotto in a competitive fight two years ago. Roach thinks Floyd is, as he put it to the post-fight media in New York yesterday, a shot fighter. Roach says Mayweather’s legs have gone and that any talk the 37-year old comes out with regarding how he purposely stood and fought with Marcos Maidana is “bull s ***.”
Freddie has made outlandish statements in the past but who knows, maybe Floyd is slowing down a little if not actually anywhere close to being shot.
Could Cotto, in, say, a rematch at middleweight (a return with Mayweather could also happen at 154 or even at a catch-weight) pull off the upset and take away Floyd’s unbeaten record? A return would sure be interesting, maybe the best fight out there for Floyd barring a Pacquiao clash or a return with Maidana. A rematch would really be intriguing if it took place at middleweight.
But Roach says he’s doubtful Mayweather will take such a risky fight. Cotto, we know, would love a chance to gain revenge and win the ultimate in the process.