Boxing results from all major fights
Natalia Smirnova of Russia is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Intercontinental Lightweight Champion after beating the Czech Republic’s Hana Horakova for the vacant crown on Saturday night at the Express in Rostov on Don.
This was a rematch of their original meeting this past May where Smirnova won a hard-fought decision after eight rounds, but this time she had no trouble proving herself as the better of the two. Continue reading
If there was any question whether Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KO’s) is shot and needs to retire it was answered tonight with his awful to watch 12 round unanimous decision win over Giovanni De Carolis (20-5, 10 KO’s) at the EWE-Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. Abraham was unable to cut off the ring and handle the little bit of movement from De Carolis during the action. I didn’t see any improvement in Abraham’s game whatsoever from his defeat to Robert Stieglitz.
Abraham looked like a fighter that could no longer pull the trigger on his punches. It was pretty sad to see. Abraham still had the same turtle defense that Robert Stieglitz tore into earlier this year, and it was unbelievable that he was using it against the light hitting De Carolis. Continue reading
Welterweight Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) defeated 36-year-old Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-2, 23 KO’s) by a 4th round TKO tonight on Saturday night in an IBF welterweight eliminator bout at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Brook knocked Senchenko down twice in the fight, once in the 3rd and a final time in the 4th. Senchenko was too hurt to continue after he staggered back to his feet in the 4th.
Brook survived a scare in the 4th when he was hurt by a long right hand to the head that sent him scurrying to the ropes. Brook quickly recovered and came back to drop Senchenko with a right hand.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he would like to match Brook against Amir Khan or Adrien Broner. If not, then he’ll be looking to match Brook against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander next. Continue reading
Making his first defense of his IBF light heavyweight title champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) defeated Karo Murat (25-2-1m 15 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The final judges scores were 117-110, 119-108, 119-108. Hopkins took a lot of shots in the fight and it was a lot of back and forth action between them. This was easily the most exciting Hopkins fight in quite some time.
Speaking of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Hopkins said “I can make 160. If the negotiations are serious, I can make 160.” Continue reading
CANTON, Mass. (October 26, 2013) — Irish southpaw Michael “Donegal Dynamite” McLaughlin (6-1-1, 3 KO) and middleweight Sergio Cabrera engaged in a wild, back-and-forth main event on today’s “Boxing Event Under The Tent” card, at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts. Continue reading
British heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (2-0, 2 KO’s) dispatched a badly over-matched Paul Butlin (14-20, 3 KO’s) in an impressive 2nd round stoppage on Saturday night on the undercard of the Kell Brook vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko fight card at the at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Joshua jabbed and hammered the punching bag-like Butlin at will in the 1st round. At the start of the 2nd round, the 6’6″ Joshua connected with a combination to the head that sent the 37-year-old Butlin down on the canvas on his backside. He got back up to his feet but his left eye was cut badly and he staggered against the ropes. Surprisingly the referee let the fight continue. Joshua then waded in with a couple of shots before the white towel was tossed in by Butlin’s corner to have the fight stopped. Continue reading
Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (3-0, 3 KOs) put in a dominant display to defeat Garbor Farkas (6-29, 3 KOs) inside three-rounds at the EWE Arena in Oldenberg, Germany tonight.
In a fight scheduled for four-rounds, Wallin took control from the opening bell, landing the decisive blows and finally forcing the stoppage at 2:53 minutes in the third-round.
”The fight went well,’’ said Wallin.
”I was landing some big shots in every round. I knew I could take him out and luckily in the third-round I did. This was only my third fight as a professional and I know I still have a long way to go.
“Every day I am learning and improving but I feel I am adapting well and I can’t wait to get back into ring.” Continue reading
The scheduled Main Event between Warren “Hitman” Browning vs. William “Wild Bill” Shahan took a turn for the worst a few days before these two were set to do battle as Browning was forced out of the bout due to breaking his hand before wrapping up sparring. Continue reading
Arlington, TX– Bud Light Pro Fight 5 at Cowboys in Arlington, TX on Saturday, October 19, 2013 was filled with nail-biting bouts and great matches that challenged even the best boxers on the card. Almost 1500 fans winced and cheered simultaneously all night long as local favorites gave the fights of their lives. Continue reading
Last Friday night Johnny Eames and the TRAD TKO Events crew presented their latest installment – aptly named BROTHERS IN ARMS – and too be honest it was even better than their previous ones, which I, as well as I am sure anyone that attended the first two shows, would not have thought possible.
As before matchmaker Jon Pegg ensured a night of exciting and evenly matched bouts, much to the delight of the assembled fans, perhaps not so much for Johnny Eames – the reason, well that will become clear, dramatic events of the night unfold, in the following report.
Besides the ‘in the ring’ action and drama there was also a highly charged element of suspense and intrigue surrounding the final fight of the evening, which ultimately led to the Shiya Ozgul versus Chris Jenkinson bout being sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Commission and not the British Boxing Board of Control, who sanctioned the rest of the card Continue reading