Boxing results from all major fights
China “The Dragon” Smith took another step back towards the top on Friday night (June 13) at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, when he beat Mike Sheppard by unanimous decision for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) North American Heavyweight title. Continue reading
Light welterweight sensation Bradley Saunders disposed of Finland’s Ville Piispanen in under two minutes at the Metro Arena in Newcastle to collect the vacant WBO Intercontinental light welterweight title in just 81 seconds.
The hard hitting Sedgefield star threw a career-best left body shot that sent his opponent reeling to the canvas in an agonising state with absolutely no chance of recovery.
Saunders spoke at ringside, “I’ve been working on that in the gym and he said to me, ‘I’d heard stories that you could punch but f*** me I never, ever thought it would be anything like that. That’s a seasoned professional who’s had 27 fights and been in with some of the best fighters.” Continue reading
Star Boxing and Oklahoma’s popular middleweight contender, “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (33-1-2) had to come off the canvas in the second round to score an action packed unanimous decision win over power punching Codale Ford, Friday night June 6, 2014 in XFN Fight Night 19 at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, OK.
Tahdooahnippah was in command early in the first round and had Ford in trouble early. In the second round, Tahdooahnippah pressing the action, was caught by a right upper cut. Tahdooahnippah went to the canvas for the first time in his professional boxing career, but rose to his feet on unsteady legs to survive the round. In the third round, Tahdooahnippah regained composure and had Ford hurt with thunderous shots to turn the tide of the fight. Ford somehow stayed on his feet through the onslaught of Tahdooahnippah’s power punches to make it through the third round. The fourth and fifth rounds were close with Tahdooahnippah pressing the pace and taking control of the fight. The sixth round Tahdooahnippah and Ford battled with Tahdooahnippah again controlling the action with his ring generalship to pull out the unanimous decision win. Continue reading
This pas Friday, Gary Shaw Productions welterweight Francisco “Chia” Santana (20-3-1, 9 KOs), proved he’s on the right track to position himself in the welterweight rankings, with his stunning unanimous victory over previously unbeaten prospect, Eddie Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs). The bout was televised on ShoBox: The New Generation, from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Promoter Gary Shaw feels Santana is ready to take on the top contenders in the welterweight division after his recent win.
“Santana is a very determined fighter who proved he’s got the talent to compete against the top level opposition in the welterweight division.” said Gary Shaw. Continue reading
Before a standing room only, packed house, WBU World Lightweight Champion Noah Zuhdi (18-1, 14 KOs), Oklahoma City, OK, USA, retained his world title on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Oklahoma City defeating Eduardo Pereira dos Reis (13-2, 8 KOs), Sao Paulo, Brazil by TKO in the 4th round. Reis did not answer the bell for the 5th round. In the 4th round, Zuhdi connected with several uppercuts and powerful right hands and left hooks which left a lasting impact, inflicting a punishing body attack on the game Reis which zapped the strength and will out of him. In the early rounds, Zuhdi connected with numerous jabs and combinations. Reis had his moments but Zuhdi was too strong for him and dominated every round. The stoppage was only Reis’s second loss in 15 fights. Continue reading
Bolton sensation Haroon Khan continued his unbeaten run with an assured victory over Csaba Kovacs at the Reebok Stadium.
The 23-year-old battled tough Hungarian Kovacs in his hometown at the weekend, taking his stretch of wins to five since turning professional last year, as he conclusively won 60-55 on points over 6 rounds.
Khan’s superior speed and ringcraft was evident from the start, as he took it to the bigger man, whilst catching him with left hooks as he came in.
This was the first time super-flyweight Khan had boxed six-rounds, yet the young dynamo looked convincing and calm throughout, showing he was able to maintain a longer distance as he steps into a new phase in his blossoming career. Continue reading
New IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler says the best is yet to come from him after he dethroned Stuart Hall at the weekend.
The Ellesmere Port ace won the title by split-points decision – in just his 16th professional fight and only his second at bantamweight – by using his quick footwork and hand speed to beat the bigger and stronger Hall.
Butler, 25, thanked his loyal fans who cheered him to victory to become Ellesmere Port’s first ever world champion.
“That was the best night of my life, unbelievable, something I’ll always remember,” Said Butler. Continue reading
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
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.