(Photo credit: David Earnisse/Premier Boxing Champions) Former WBO 175lb champion Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) fought as well as he could for the first six rounds tonight against #2 WBC, #5 IBF light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KOs), but he was eventually worn down by the hard hitting Polish fighter and beaten by a 12 round unanimous decision on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois. … Read Article
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/PBC) In a surprisingly competitive fight, IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (22-1, 8 KOs) retained his IBF title with a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous decision win over 36-year-old former three division world champion Fernando Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KOs) on Wednesday night on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Gila River Arena, in Glendale, Arizona. The judges scored the fight 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112. … Read Article
Diego Magdaleno (28-2, 12 KO) ran into a buzz saw tonight in the form of WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (29-0, 12 KOs), who completely destroyed the 28-year-old Magdaleno in 2 rounds at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Before the mismatch was over, Magdaleno had been knocked down three times by Flanagan.
The fight wasn’t stopped until referee Terry O’Connor mercifully stopped in to halt the fight at 2:38 of the round due to … Read Article
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KOs) scored his 23rd knockout of his career in defeating #4 WBA Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2, 9 KOs) by a 12th round knockout on Saturday night to win the vacant WBA light welterweight title at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Ohio. The referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight after Allakhverdiev took some hard uppercuts in the 12th. It was a very questionable stoppage thought. … Read Article
In a one-sided mismatch, WBC 175lb champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) obliterated No.9 Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (25-5-1, 14 KOs) by a 3rd round knockout tonight at the Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stevenson knocked Karpency down twice in the fight. The bout was stopped 21 seconds into the 3rd round after Stevenson dropped a hurt Karpency with a chopping left to the head. Karpency got to his feet, but the referee waived … Read Article
(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) 30-year-old former WBC 168lb champion Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) defeated Marco Antonio Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) by a 10 round decision in a mismatch on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rubio was little more than a punching bag in the fight for the much bigger, stronger and quicker Dirrell.
The three judges all scored the fight the same in … Read Article
Making his debut in the featherweight division, undefeated Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) proved to be too strong and too busy for 29-year-old former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) in defeating him by a 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA Super World and WBC Diamond featherweight straps tonight in their fight on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.… Read Article
In a surprising upset, the well-known heavyweight Manuel Charr (28-4, 16 KOs) was stopped in the 5th round by little known undefeated Mairis Briedis (17-0, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Akhmat Arena, in Grozny, Russia. Charr was knocked out cold from a left-right combination from Briedis that deposited Charr face down on the canvas.
It was similar to the way Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out three years ago in 2012. The … Read Article
Former IBF 168lb champ Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) came out on top tonight in defeating Italy’s Andrea Di Luisa (17-3, 13 KOs) by a 4th round TKO after Di Luisa’s corner threw in the towel in the 4th round at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Bute knocked the 33-year-old, Ink-covered Di Luisa down with a left to the head in the 4th. Di Luisa got to his feet at the count of 8. … Read Article
(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment) In heavyweight action between two aging smaller heavyweights, 39-year-old Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KOs) and 46-year-old former 175lb champion Antonio Tarver (31-6-1, 22 KOs) fought to a 12 round draw tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The fight televised on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV in the United States.
It was a tossup fight that really could have gone either way. The judges scored it … Read Article