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Garcia outworks Prescott; Truax decisions Ennis – Was it Enough?

Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavillion, Chicago, IL went as expected. Action opened with a close decision win for Chicago’s and Notre Dame’s own Mike Lee 13-0-0 (KO 7). In the process of winning Lee received a bruised face and bloodied nose against Paul Consalves 7-3-0 (KO 4). Two judges thought Lee was the aggressor, but the third judge didn’t feel Lee did enough, so he scored it a draw. The bottom line is Lee has another win and moves on. The 32 yr. old Gonsalves made a good enough showing, so another fight might come his way. Continue reading

Antoine Douglas & Michel Soro Fight To Majority Draw In Main Event Of ShoBox 200

Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw (96-94 Soro, 95-95 twice) in a bout that was a tale of two halves in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, Calif.

The undefeated Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight, controlling the action with a plethora of jabs against the vastly experienced former world title challenger. A rip in Soro’s gloves caused a halt in the bout midway through the fourth, but it was more of the same once the bout restarted with Douglas controlling the action.

Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) had a solid sixth that gave him a bit more confidence, but as he took more risks it allowed Douglas to land his power shots. A right hand followed by an onslaught of punches from Soro had Douglas dazed in the seventh, but the Frenchman stepped off the gas and allowed Douglas to escape the round. Douglas was still struggling as he entered the ninth for the first time in his career and stayed in survival mode for the remainder of the fight. Continue reading

Hyland back with a bang in New York

Dublin’s Patrick ‘The Punisher’ Hyland returned to the ring in style in New York last night with an impressive stoppage win over Puerto Rico’s Noel Echevarria.

The bout headlined promoter Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing card at BB King’s Blues club just off Times Square as Hyland put a frustrating 19 months of inactivity behind him. The Tallaght native had been on the sidelines due to contractual issues but quickly shook off any ring rust en route to a fourth round win over Echevarria Continue reading

Patrick Hyland stops Echeverria in New York City

New York, NY (7/23/14) – Earlier tonight at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment returned for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series.

Headlining the card in his official DBE and NYC debut was Ireland’s former featherweight title challenger, Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland taking on Noel Echevarria. Continue reading

Guillermo Rigondeaux destroys Sod Kokietgym inside a round (with a little controversy thrown in!)

Today in Macao, WBA and WBO super-bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux scored a devastating 1st-round KO over the experienced and usually very durable Sod Kokietgym of Thailand. The incredibly gifted 33-year-old Cuban southpaw improved to 14-0(9) with the quick, 1-minute 44-seconds win. 37-year-old Sod, also a southpaw, fell to 63-3-1(28).

Expected by just about everyone to win either late on or via somewhat dull decision (the knock on Rigondeaux is that he is defensive minded and boring to watch), the former two-time Olympic gold medallist instead put on a show of power punching. Before today’s fight – perhaps angry at having been rejected by a certain cable T.V giant who refused to take his most recent fight – Rigondeaux promised he’d be more explosive against Sod. The Cuban delivered. Continue reading

Mararil Retains Title In Ugly Fight

Zolani Marali retained his World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Light Welterweight title on Friday night (July 18) at the International Convention Center in East London, South Africa, but only just with a hotly disputed split decision over rugged former world champion Kaiser Mabuza. Continue reading

Canelo Alvarez scores close win in brilliant fight with Lara; three names being mentioned for the Mexican star’s next fight: Golovkin, Cotto, Kirkland!

The usual debates that take place after a close fight has been awarded to the “house” fighter, or the big star, over the lesser name with less promotional clout on his side, have already begun. Some say Saul Canelo Alvarez was a worthy winner over slick southpaw Erislandy Lara in Las Vegas last night, while others claim the Cuban talent was robbed of a deserving win. The split decision proved one thing: it’s never easy being a boxing judge.

But whatever you think of last night’s scoring, it has to be agreed by everyone how the 155-pound catch-weight battle was a terrific, engrossing fight. A clash of styles that resulted in some excellent action, Alvarez-Lara was thoroughly entertaining. Talk has also begun of the possibility of a rematch – something Team-Lara obviously and understandably want – but Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya – who was proven to be correct in his thinking that his fighter would win the risky, some said foolishly taken fight with Lara – has said his warrior is “moving on,” and that no-one wants to see a return of last night’s fight. Continue reading