WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder came out of last night’s fight with Chris Arreola with a number of things: a win, his fourth title retention, respect for an Arreola who was “as tough as I always thought he was going to be,” and, perhaps most seriously, a broken right hand and an injured bicep. Wilder, who improved to 37-0(36) with the 8th-round corner retirement win over a game and at times crazily tough Arreola, must … Read Article
It’s been an interesting 18 months for Polish heavyweight contender Izu Ugonoh. After moving to Las Vegas and hooking up with veteran trainer Kevin Barry, Ugonoh found his career tracking in the right direction with a busy schedule in 2015 that saw him own a highlight reel KO over Will Quarrie accompanied by a steady rise to number 15 in the WBO rankings.
Just at the point of launching into the next tier of higher … Read Article
(Photo credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 16, 2016) – Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) finished three-time world title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) after the eighth round of the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 17, 2016) – Premier Boxing Champions televised action continued following the FOX portion of the telecast as unbeaten rising welterweight contender Jamal James (20-0, 9 KOs) defeated Wale Omotoso (26-3, 21 KOs) by split decision (97-92, 96-94, 93-96) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The second televised bout on FS1 and … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) Undefeated 154lb contender Ericson Lubin (16-0, 11 KOs) beat the tough but limited Ivan Montero (26-2, 8 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The 20-year-old Lubin tried his best to KO the over-matched Montero, but he lacked the explosiveness, power and the hand speed to get the job done. … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) beat #9 WBC Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) by an 8th round stoppage tonight in their fight on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports from the Legacy arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Arreola had taken a pounding from Wilder and his corner decided that he’d had enough after the round ended. Arreola’s left eye was nearly closed, and he had a … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Ryan Hafey/Jordan Hardy/Premier Boxing Champions) In a major setback in the career of the previously unbeaten welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez (21-1, 15 KOs), he was beaten tonight by the 5’5″ Felix Diaz (18-1, 8 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The judges scored the fight a 10 round draw initially. However, on a recount of the scores, the judges scored it 96-93, 95-94, and 95-94, … Read Article
Guillermo Rigondeaux scores anticlimactic 2nd-round retirement victory over James Dickens
Tonight in Cardiff, Wales, Cuban boxing master Guillermo Rigondeaux, boxing his UK debut, had no trouble in retaining his WBA super-bantamweight title with a quick, and disappointing, corner stoppage win over huge underdog James “Jazza” Dickens. Dickens retired on his stool after the end of the 2nd-round with a jaw injury – possibly (at time of writing) a broken jaw.… Read Article
WBA super middleweight champ Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) retained his title tonight with a 12 round majority draw against the light hitting challenger Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. The scores for the fight were 114-114, 115-114 Zeuge, 115-115. The 24-year-old Zeuge hurt his left shoulder in the 10th round, and he struggled thereafter. … Read Article
36-year-old super middleweight contender Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) beat little known bottom dweller Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-2, 8 KOs) by an eighth round stoppage tonight in a showcase/confidence booster type of fight at the Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.
Abraham knocked Lihaug with a 1-2 combination in the 8th. After Lihaug got back to his feet, Abraham unloaded on him with power shots until the fight was stopped. The fight was stopped at … Read Article