Boxing results from all major fights
(San Diego) – In many ways boxing is a game of chance. Doesn’t matter how much you prepare, some times events don’t go as planned. That never showed true for southern California promoter Bobby D. Presents this past Friday when two of their six fights planned fell out the week of the event. First, the opponent for local junior flyweight Amaris Quintana, Susana Uribe, went by the wayside when her trainer suffered a stroke on travel day. Continue reading
Hackensack, NJ (June 4, 2014) –Fast rising prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. continued his path of destruction last Saturday at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ, taking out Christopher Strootman in 129 seconds.
After briefly feeling his opponent out, Gunn Jr. decked Strootman with a crisp overhand right. Moments later, the Hackensack native ended his Garden State debut in impressive fashion, sending his foe home early by landing a vicious left hook to the body. Referee David Fields immediately waved the bout off as the pro-Gunn crowd cheered their fighter on. Continue reading
1/Anthony Nansen (4-2, 1 KO) W 3 (unanimous) Hasim Rahman (50-9-2, 41 KO)
2/Brice Ritani Coe (4-2-1, 3 KO) W 3 (split) Alonzo Butler (30-3-1, 22 KO)
3/Kali Meehan (39-5, 31 KO) W 3 (split) Hunter Sam (10-3-2, 4 KO)
4/Michael Sprott (41-21, 17 KO) W 3 (majority) Martin Rogan (16-6, 8 KO)
Quarter Final summary:
It was sad to see shell of Hasim Rahman sleepwalk through three rounds. Local Anthony Nansen (30-5 as a Kick Boxer) was able to move around and out score the 41 year old former heavyweight champion of the world. Rahman, inactive since a two round knockout at the hands of Alexander Povetkin for the WBA belt in September 2012, tried and edged the second, but it just wasn’t there, his right hand repeatedly missed the mark or caught gloves as the Kiwi circled away. Eastside’s score: 29-28 Nansen.
In a close bout, Brice Ritani Coe showed the benefits of working in Las Vegas sparring countryman Joseph Parker and other notable big men to take the points over American Alonzo Butler whose work rate and conditioning let him down.
Patrick Nielsen (22-1, 11 KOs) was unable to complete his Moscow mission. The 23 year-old southpaw travelled to the Russian capital with the hope of capturing the interim WBA World Middleweight title from undefeated champion Dmitry Chudinov (13-0-2, 8 KOs). However after twelve rounds of action fought in front of a partisan crowd at the Mytishchi Arena the Dane found himself behind on all the judges’ scorecards. Continue reading
UNCASVILLE, CT — In the main event at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, world-rated contender Henry Lundy took another step towards a long awaited world title shot by stopping the son of legendary Hall of Famer Pipino Cuevas, Gerardo Pipino Cuevas, Jr., at 2:23 of the second round.
Lundy, 138 lbs., Philadelphia, PA, stalked Cuevas, 138 ½ lbs., Mexico City, Mexico, from the opening bell and never let him get comfortable. The win brings Lundy’s record to 25-3-1, 12 KO’s, while Cuevas falls to 17-12, 15 KO’s. Continue reading
Sam Soliman won the IBF middleweight title Saturday with a unanimous decision over Felix Sturm.
Soliman outworked Sturm round for round earning a clear decision. One judge had him the winner with a score of 117-111, the other two scored it 118-110.
“He won, clearly, He kept moving, he was hard to hit”, said Sturm.
“I wanted to take the fight to him,” Soliman said.
Soliman improved to 44-11. Sturm fell to 39-4, with three draws.
Lwandile Sityatha is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Flyweight Champion after winning the vacant title against undefeated fellow countryman Siphosethu Mvula on Saturday night (May 31) at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa.
Earlier tonight, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing presented a thrilling six-bout HBO Latino card at the newly renovated Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Continue reading
Odessa, Ukraine (May 31, 2014) 2012 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist OLEKSANDR USYK won his fourth professional fight this evening with a dominant fourth round stoppage of Argentinian veteran CESAR DAVID “El Ruso” CRENZ in front of a packed house at the Sport Palace in Odessa, Ukraine.
Dominating Crenz with a terrific jab and piston like power shots, the southpaw Usyk controlled the action from the opening bell.
Dropping Crenz in the third with a massive left hook to the chin, Usyk drilled him back to the canvas in the fourth with a heavy-handed left to the body ending the scheduled eight rounder at the 2:12 mark of the stanza.
Usyk heads to 4-0-0 (4KO’s) with the stoppage while Crenz moves to 21-9-0 (13KO’s with the loss.
Said Alexander Krassyuk of K2 Promotions Ukraine, “This was another terrific win for Oleksandr in front of a sold out house at the Sport Palace. The support he’s received from media and fans has been overwhelming and we look forward to announcing his next fight in the near future.”
For the second and possibly the last time IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO’s) knocked out George Groves (19-2, 15 KO’s) in stopping him in the 8th round on Saturday night in a tactical battle at Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
Groves retreated to the ropes and was hit by a right hand from Froch that knocked him down and out. American referee Charlie Fitch stopped the fight immediately upon seeing how badly hurt Groves was. Groves protested to the referee about the stoppage once he regained his senses, but it was too late. Fitch had already stopped the fight by the time Groves knew what was going on.
It was a surprise ending for sure, because Groves had taken control over the fight in the 7th and he was fighting well in the 8th until he made a tactical blunder by backing up to the ropes. Froch does well against his opponents when they back up against the ropes, but Groves must not have studied his previous fights well enough to know that. Continue reading