American Claressa Shields and Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn were first into the ring, both with an added incentive to win besides the glory of Olympic gold. For Shields, the prospect of retaining the title she won in London 2012 and firmly underlining her dominance of the Middleweight (75kg) class over the last four years, while Fontijn was eager to erase the memory of her World Championship final defeat to the American in May.… Read Article
Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez engaged in another historic USA – Cuba battle in Saturday’s bantamweight finale at the 2016 Olympic Games. The gold medal bout went down to the wire between the two talented boxers but Ramirez’s pulled out the closest of split decisions, giving Stevenson the silver medal.
One of the most highly anticipated bouts of the tournament, the Stevenson-Ramirez showdown lived up to the hype. Both boxers looked to … Read Article
Ultra-talented bantamweight Shakur Stevenson, one of the best boxers to have represented America in the Olympics for a number of years, lost out on a gold medal in Rio – dropping a close split decision to Cuban Robeisy Ramirez. Scores were 29-28 twice for Ramirez, now a two-time Olympic gold winner, and the same score on the third card for the 19-year-old.… Read Article
The Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, Virginia was host to a quality prospects card put on by Marshall Kauffman and King’s Promotions. Headlined by the lanky blue-chipper Mykal “The Professor” Fox, the couple of hundred in attendance were whipped up by the fast-paced action, even if many of the fights were a forgone conclusion.
Among the notable four rounders, Maryland middleweight Patrick Rivera made a statement in his professional debut. His opponent was Dustin Caplinger, … Read Article
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller won by third-round TKO over veteran Fred Kassi in the ShoBox: The New Generation main event, Friday, live on SHOWTIME from Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.
Following a cagey first round that favored Kassi (18-5-1, 10 KOs), Brooklynite Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), turned up the body work and pressure in rounds two and three. After landing 36-of-57 power shots in the third and racking up 30 connects to … Read Article
Hungary-based Cuban Ericles Torres Marin put himself on the map on Friday night (August 19), when he won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ International Middleweight title at the Pristav Pri Kompe in Sturovo, Slovakia.
In a clash of southpaws, Torres Marin beat Hungarian favorite Sandor Micsko by unanimous decision, as he proved too tricky and determined. The older man by ten years, he looked rejuvenated as he resurrected a career that otherwise seemed to be … Read Article
It was a night of knock outs at a sold out Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as a series of jaw-dropping matches kept the crowd at the edge of their seats. The spectacle had special guests, including Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya, NABA Super Featherweight Champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales, Ronny Rios, Jason “El Animal” Quigley, Antonio “La Joya” Gutierrez, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez, Oscar “Jaguar” Negreje, Roy “Pitbull” … Read Article
Heavyweight Jarrell Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) showed that he could beat a vulnerable and much lighter Fred Kassi (18-6-1, 10 KOs) tonight in stopping him in three rounds on Friday in a one-sided contest on Showtime Boxing at the outdoor Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, New York. The 36-year-old Kassi decided he’d had enough after the third round, so he didn’t bother coming out for round four.
Officially, Kassi injured his right hand. Unofficially, he was … Read Article
Estelle Mossely won Olympic gold on Friday afternoon to cap a brilliant year for the French Lightweight (60kg). It was a gripping final, with China’s Yin Junhua powering into an early lead before Mossely dug deep to deliver a memorable turnaround. The Chinese boxer had managed to frustrate her opponent for long periods, but as her volume of punches thrown increased, Mossely’s accuracy gradually picked up too, earning a tight split-decision victory to the delight … Read Article
2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) joyfully punched her way to her second consecutive gold medal bout in today’s boxing action at the 2016 Olympic Games. Shields faced off with Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the first of two middleweight semifinal bouts at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Friday afternoon.
Shields came flying out of corner at the opening bell and went straight at Shakimova, making her intentions known early in … Read Article