(Photo Credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) Carson, CA (April 30, 2016) – In front a packed house of 7,760 and a nationally televised PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes audience, Andre Berto, (31-4, 24 KOs) turned back the clock and successfully gained his revenge over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, 31-6-2 (24 KOs) with a stunning fourth-round knockout in a rematch of their 2011 “Fight of the Year” on Saturday night at Southern California’s legendary open-air boxing venue StubHub Center. [Continue reading]
James DeGale defended his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship with a close, hard-fought unanimous decision against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast.
DeGale was supremely accurate, landing 51 percent of his power punches compared to just 23 for Medina, including a staggering 66 percent of his power punches. The switch-hitting southpaw attacked from unorthodox angles, and was most effective when he snuck in a right uppercut to back up Medina. But the British titlist – a record 12th from Great Britain – failed to utilize his jab and was not able to deliver on his prediction of a knockout inside of six rounds. [Continue reading]
Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on SHOWTIME, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from the DC Armory.
“Let’s unify the decision and see who the best is,” DeGale said to Jack in a post-fight interview moderated by SHOWTIME Sports reporter Jim Gray. [Continue reading]
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (20-1-1, 12 KOs) came up empty on Saturday night in having to settle for a 12 round draw against the hard working former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The scores were 117-111, 114-114 and 114-114.
With the fight being scored a draw, Jack retains his WBC title. He said he won’t be giving Bute a rematch because he believes he won. Jack said he’ll be facing IBF champion James DeGale next in a unification fight. [Continue reading]
(Photo credit: Premier Boxing Champions) Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) closed the door on his rivalry with Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) in knocking him out in the 4th round tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Berto knocked Ortiz down twice in the 4th round. Ortiz made it back to his feet after the second knockdown, but after referee Jack Reiss asked the 29-year-old Ortiz if he wanted to continue, Ortiz froze and failed to respond to his question.
Reiss wasn’t going to wait around forever for Ortiz to answer in the affirmative, so he stopped the fight. Ortiz not only didn’t answer Reiss when he asked him if he wanted to continue fighting; he actually turned his head away as if he was quitting. [Continue reading]
RYAN WALSH TKO5 (2:34) VS. JAMES TENNYSON
The British Featherweight Championship
12 X 3 Minute Rounds at 126lbs
Ryan Walsh emphatically defended his British Featherweight title against Belfast’s James Tennyson at Stratford’s Copper Box Arena. Walsh, 29, put his opponent down with two solid body shots in the fifth round before the referee waved off the contest at 2 minutes 34 seconds. [Continue reading]
Tonight in London, unbeaten 21-year-old heavyweight Hughie Fury improved to 20-0(10) with a technical decision win over spoiler Fred Kassi. A clash of heads, ruled accidentally, left Fury with a nasty cut above his left eye and the fight went to the scorecards midway through the 7th-round. Fury, cousin of course of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, was miles ahead and won by scores of 69-66, 70-64, 69-65. Kassi falls to 18-5-1(10). [Continue reading]
Conlan KO8 Nelson in WAR! Tonight at The Copper Box, super-flyweights Jamie Conlan and Anthony Nelson engaged in a fight so fierce, so thrilling, it simply has to go down as 2016’s Fight of The Year thus far into the 12 months. Conlan took Nelson’s Commonwealth title with a body shot KO at 40-seconds of the 8th-round, to improve to 16-0(10), with Nelson, who was making the first defence of the title, falling to 11-1(2) – but the final result does not come close to telling the whole story. [Continue reading]
NATHAN GORMAN WTKO2 (2:48) VS. HRVOJE KISICEK —4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Heavyweight Contest – Ricky Hatton-trained heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman announced himself on the professional stage with a first round stoppage win over Croatia’s Hrvoje Kisicek. The Mancunian mountain had his opponent down three times in the opening round before the referee waved off the contest at 2 minutes 48 seconds. [Continue reading]
Anthony Joshua will make the first defence of his newly acquired IBF heavyweight belt on June 25th, as fans know, against unbeaten Californian Dominic Breazeale. The fight will go out on Sky Sports, almost certainly on Box Office, and promoter Eddie Hearn is currently working on getting a good under-card to support the main event a number of fans think will not last too long. Joshua, a genuine star in the making, blasted Charles Martin inside two disappointing rounds to take the belt he now holds, and some people fear a similar result will be witnessed on June 25th. [Continue reading]