Boxing results from all major fights
READING, PA (JULY 2, 2014)–This past Saturday night at the Santander Arena, Super Featherweight Frank De Alba scored a 5th round stoppage over tough Mexican Pablo Patres for the UBF All America title that highlighted an 6 professional, 11 amateur bout card.
The show was promoted by King’s Boxing and XFE. Continue reading
ORANGE, Calif. (June 29, 2014) – Welterweight Artemio Reyes (22-2, 18 KOs) needed two rounds to dispatch Abraham Alvarez (16-5-1, 7 KOs) on Friday in the 10-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Southern California-based Thompson Boxing Promotions. Reyes, who came in winning six straight, ended it in typical Reyes fashion, inside of three rounds. Only one of his last six knockout wins has lasted to the third round. Continue reading
This past Saturday, Gary Shaw Productions hot prospects, Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera and Luis Paredes both scored sensational knockout victories to improve their records to (2-0, 1KO).
Rivera, who fights at bantamweight, connected with a powerful body shot, sending his opponent Jean Carlos Molina to the canvass in the first round. Molina could not recover and the bout was stopped. Continue reading
Michael Zerafa extended his unbeaten record to 15-0, 7 KOs, with a clear cut points decision victory over Joe Read (9-14-1, 4 KOs) at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia on Friday night.
Showing terrific speed and movement, Zerafa looked quite at ease keeping Rea at bay throughout the eight round bout, with the scorecards reading 79-73, 79-73, 80-72. However, at no stage a stoppage victory looked likely with the tough Rea always coming forward to engage in battle, but unable to land continuous attacks on the promising Victorian. Continue reading
Terence Crawford not only transitioned from orthodox to southpaw, he pulled off a much bigger metamorphosis going from eastern Nebraska to the top of the world. That came as no surprise to the ten thousand plus fans on hand at the Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska. They already knew something that the rest of the world was only beginning to see. That pearl of knowledge is Terence “Hunter/Bud” Crawford is one helleva fighter!
If you watch the History Channel, you know Omaha is not only a good sized city on the banks of the Missouri River, it is also the name of the famous beach where allied troops landed on D-Day in June of 1944. It was the beginning of the end for the Axis Powers. Crawford pulled off his own D-Day when he transitioned from orthodox to southpaw in the third round of his battle with the undefeated Cuban sensation named Yuriorkis Gamboa. Continue reading
Terence Crawford takes a big step towards superstardom with sizzling stoppage win over Yuriorkis Gamboa
WBO lightweight king Terence Crawford looked superb last night in handing former amateur superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa his first pro defeat. Too big, tall and rangy he may have been for former featherweight Gamboa, but nothing should be taken from Crawford’s win. Looking for all the world like a Thomas Hearns clone, Crawford displayed power, accuracy, speed and, most of the time – barring the occasion in the 9th-round when he was hurt before turning things back around in his favour – patience.
Gamboa, at a major disadvantage in terms of reach, had to, as commentator Larry Merchant said, “try and make things happen,” and in doing so, by coming in and trying to land dome hurt on his taller opponent, the Cuban talent put himself at serious risk. Crawford of course took advantage of this and buzzed his challenger a number of times. Only Gamboa’s ridiculous heart and courage kept him in the fight, and Gamboa even stated post-fight that, after the second hurtful knockdown of the 9th and final round, he’d wanted to continue. Continue reading
If you would have told me before the Terrance Crawford (24-0) and Yuriorkis Gamboa’s (23-1) Saturday night tilt (contested in Omaha…known the world over as the fight capital of Nebraska) that Crawford was going to win by a tenth round stoppage I would have said…okay, fine. Crawford is a talented, skilled boxer fighting in his hometown. He’s also significantly bigger than Gamboa, both in terms of height and natural weight class, and he’s looked far sharper in his recent bouts. So yeah, a tenth round stoppage seems about right. But if you would have told me that Crawford and Gamboa would also be sort of a spectacularly entertaining life or death slugfest, and probably the leading candidate for fight of the year, I would have said no that won’t happen: I don’t care if you’re clairvoyant or from the future or whatever your deal is, but you’re wrong. A blown-up featherweight coming off a slow paced tap-fest over a year ago against a defensively responsible counter-puncher could never be a fight of the year candidate and really, it’s idiotic to suggest otherwise. And yet Saturday night happened. Continue reading
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (June 28, 2014) – Tonight in Dominican Republic, Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions’, Darleys Perez (30-1, 19 KOs), captured the WBA Interim Title with a hard fought victory against Argenis Lopez (19-1, 7 KOs), who was fighting in his home country.
From the opening bell, Perez was the busier fighter as he threw more punches and landed the cleaner shots. Lopez never really got into a rhythm and Perez took advantage of the situation by outworking him throughout the fight. Neither fighter was seriously hurt. Scorecards read 116-112 and 117-111 twice, all in favor for Perez. Continue reading
WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KO’s) got off to a slow start in the first 4 rounds, but then came on to knock 32-year-old Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16 KO’s) down 4 times en route to stopping him in the 9th round tonight in a fight televised by HBO from the CenturyLink Center, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Crawford was hurt in the 9th round after getting a little too overanxious trying to score a stoppage. But Crawford came back to knock Gamboa down twice with big punches to get the stoppage. Gamboa got back up after the second knockdown but the referee Genaro Rodriguez chose to stop the fight at 2:53 of the round. Continue reading
St. Charles, MO– Ryan Kielczewski, 24, the pride of Quincy, Massachusetts went to 20-0 (4 KO’s) with an eight round unanimous decision over Ramsey Luna. Luna, 22, of Corpus Christi, Texas now stands at 12-2 (5 KO’s). The Ameristar Casino crowd never got enthused with the plodding and lackluster match. The win puts Kielczewski into a great position for a super flyweight title bout. Kielczewski kept scoring with a methodical style.
With the win, Kielczewski, who has been branded as Boston’s “Polish Prince” should be in-line for a title fight. The fight was the lead in to the main event on the Friday Night Fights telecast on ESPN.