Boxing results from all major fights
Bright lights, lots of hoopla, and celebrities in search of a microphone. Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs 28-1-0 (26KO) was hyped and ready for his first WBA world middleweight title defense. He knew going in that he was the low man on the title totem pole. Ahead of him were Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillan.
If Jacobs wanted to be looked upon as their equal, he needed to make a good showing against Caleb “Golden” Truax, 25-1-2 (15KO) who had never been stopped or even knocked down in his nine year career. Caleb’s last two fights were at UIC Paviion in Chicago, tonight’s venue, the site of tonight’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBS) broadcast on Spike TV. Continue reading
In a surprise upset, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) was defeated by #8 WBC challenger Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round majority decision on Friday night in a fight that wasn’t supposed to be competitive at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dirrell, 30, looked under motivated from the start as he threw single shots and spent much of the time clinching to try and shutdown Jack’s pressure style offense.
Jack didn’t have fast feet, and Dirrell likely could have out-boxed him if he was a mobile fighter like his older brother Andre Dirrell, but he simply didn’t have the mobility to stay away from Jack. All throughout the fight, Jack would cut off the ring on Dirrell and force him to fight on the inside where he was less skilled. Dirrell would then clinch to stop Jack from nailing him with shots. But Jack used these opportunities to rough Dirrell up by hitting him to the body, side of the head and even to the back of the head. Continue reading
HATTON PROMOTIONS’ light-middleweight prospect Pauly Upton took his unbeaten run to eight fights with a deserved points victory over the experienced Chris Jenkinson on Saturday night.
The oldest of the Upton siblings had to keep a cool head against a foe determined on making things difficult and was rewarded with a 60-53 on the card of referee John Latham. Continue reading
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing Light Heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. lived up to his nickname as he stopped Cory ” Black Ice” Cummings in two thrilling rounds to capture the vacant IBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title before a standing room only crowd last night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Continue reading
Australia via Kildare, Ireland’s WBA #12- and IBF #11-rated “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) cruised to an entertaining and workmanlike 10-round decision over Philadelphia’s Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (22-5-1, 21 KOs) tonight, in the main event of “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. Continue reading
Oleksandr Usyk (7-0, KO 7) of the Ukraine outworked his Russian opponent Andrey Knyazev (11-2) in the main event of a K2 promotions show in the Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine under the watchful eye of the city mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Usyk won the WBO Inter-Continental cruiser weight title and his 3rd place in the WBO rankings suggests a showdown with cruiser weight king Marco Huck (Muamer Hukić) in the near future. Tony Bellew and Krzytof Glowacki occupy the top two spots but getting past them should be a formality for Usyk. Continue reading
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exciting gladiators in boxing as Lucas “La Maqina”” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO’s) took a majority decision victory over “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO’s) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout on the split-site doubleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark ®.
Presented by Banner Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, the action packed night showcased two athletes fighting in the prime of their careers, with a title shot in the 140-pound division likely hanging in the horizon. Continue reading
Confident and determined, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) in resounding fashion Saturday night, flooring the former middleweight champion one time en route to a one-sided ninth-round TKO in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME.
Fonfara, of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, dropped Chavez, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, with a wide left hook 50 seconds into the ninth round before a boisterous crowd of 8,636 predominately-Chavez fans at StubHub Center. It was the first time in 52 professional fights that Chavez had hit the canvas from a punch. Continue reading
After a slow start in the first five rounds, former WBO lightweight champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) came on to score a 6th round stoppage victory over Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 12 KOs) to win the vacant WBO light welterweight title at the University of Texas, in Arlington, Texas, USA.
Crawford struggled in the first five rounds with the speed and power of Dulorme, but in the 6th, Crawford suddenly erupted for three knockdowns of Dulorme. The referee Rafael Ramos halted the fight at 1:51 of the 6th following the third knockdown of Dulorme in the round. Dulorme had fallen back down while trying to get up, and this convinced Ramos that he should stop the fight. Continue reading
Tonight in Liverpool at the Echo Arena, Britain’s Derry Mathews headlined Frank Warren’s televised show against last minute replacement Tony Luis in a lightweight contest for the interim WBA 135lb strap that was screened live on Boxnation in the UK.
After originally being scheduled to box Cuban Richar Abril in place of original challenger Anthony Crolla, Mathews and promoter Frank Warren have had a nightmare week getting a fight on after Abril pulled out of the contest for a SECOND time a week ago (the first in March) and late replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela suffered visa problems that meant he too had to withdraw. Continue reading