Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito is now 2-0 into his latest comeback – a comeback the 38-year-old launched even though his eyesight may be in clear and present danger as a result – and he is now looking and calling for a big fight. On Saturday, Margarito scored a decent enough points win over Ramon Alvarez, registering a knockdown along the way to his 10-round split decision victory. The fight took place at super-welterweight, with former … Read Article
Last night in his home town of Pensacola, living legend Roy Jones Junior won a ten-round shutout over fellow veteran, “Rockin'” Rodney Moore. The 47-year old won every round on all cards, emerging with a 100-90 tally on the judges’ sheets. Now 64-9, Jones may have won via a clean mile but he is nothing like the sublime talent he once was.
Jones looks soft physically these days, if not fat; certainly nothing like the … Read Article
Antonio Margarito fought well tonight through the first eight rounds and then held on to beat Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs) by a narrow 10 round split decision to win the World Boxing Organization Continental welterweight title at the Baja California Center in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. … Read Article
Heavyweight final line-up confirmed on a day of big wins for the Super Heavyweights at the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament
It was a memorable day of Olympic Boxing on Saturday as the Men’s Olympic Flyweight (52kg) competition got up and running with eight preliminary bouts followed by the Welterweight (69kg) Quarter-Finals, two Heavyweight semis and the return of the Super Heavyweights (+91kg), including a first appearance from current World Champion Tony Yoka. With the … Read Article
Team USA’s flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) faced less than a warm welcome in his Olympic Games opener with host nation boxer Juliao Neto of Brazil on Saturday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vargas kicked off his tournament a week in to the event and he made his debut a victorious one in their preliminary bout.
The American team has faced hostile crowds every time they entered the ring in Brazil, … Read Article
Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) defeated Ryan Kielczweski (25-2, 7 KOs) by unanimous decision (97-93, 96-94, 96-94) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
In an action-packed fight during which both fighters threw over 750 punches, the Houston native Flores was slightly more fluid and able to do enough work on the inside to keep his unblemished record intact. … Read Article
The first women’s bouts of the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament got underway on Friday in Riocentro Pavilion 6, with four bouts at Flyweight (51kg) and Lightweight (60kg). In the men’s Light Flyweight (49kg) Semi-Finals, Yurberjen Martinez made history as the first Colombian to reach an Olympic Boxing gold-medal match, before the Lightweight (60kg) semi-finalists were confirmed along with the last 16 of the Middleweight (75kg) competition.… Read Article
Olympic village roommates Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) and Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) got their U.S. team off to a strong start in the Rio Olympics but the run ended on Friday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. Hernandez clinched a bronze medal with his third victory of the tournament on Wednesday but lost in his semifinal bout to Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov this morning. Balderas enjoyed two Olympic victories early in the week to move on … Read Article
The drought is officially over for the U.S. Men’s Boxing Team. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) clinched a bronze medal with his third unanimous decision victory of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday night at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Hernandez’s win advances him on to a semifinal match-up and secures his berth on the podium. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) made it an undefeated night for the American squad with a unanimous … Read Article
Team USA’s Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) joined his roommate in the quarterfinals with his second victory of the Olympic Games on Tuesday morning in Rio de Janeiro. Balderas took on Japan’s hard charging Daisuke Narimatsu in today’s second round competition at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on day four of boxing competition in Brazil.… Read Article