Boxing’s hot new reality television show Knockout finished up taping last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were many famous names on the set of Knockout, including boxing superstars Nonito Donaire, Robert Guerrero, Shawn Porter, Zab Judah, Ricardo Mayorga and many others. The show stars world class trainers Floyd Mayweather Sr, Yoel Judah, and Ruben Guerrero.
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (Feb. 1, 2014)- In his first live nationally televised matchup on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights, highly touted welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, 19, from Washington, D.C., won a dominant eight-round decision over Tim Witherspoon Jr. All three judges saw the fight 78×74. With the impressive win Hernandez-Harrison improves his record to 20-0, with 11 knockouts.
“Witherspoon in an awkward fighter with a good defense,” Hernandez-Harrison said. “It was a solid fight and hopefully we both gave the fans in New Jersey and watching at home a great performance.”
Chicago, IL, Saturday, February 1, 2014-The always exciting super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (12-0, 9 KOs) stopped veteran Skylar Thompson (12-11, 10 KOs) with a fifth round TKO in front of a packed ballroom during “Horseshoe Presents: Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Belvedere” in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Jimenez, who returned to the ring for the first time since his no contest to Derrick Findley (20-12, 13 KOs) in September of last year, looked sharp as he opened his 2014 boxing season.
Italia Thunder hammer the Hawks
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 2, 2014 – It was a tough night in Italy for the Algeria Desert Hawks as the Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder sent their Mediterranean neighbours home empty handed. The result put the Italians just one point behind Group A leaders the Ukraine Otamans, whose match was postponed to February the 14th.
For the Desert Hawks, with the USA Knockouts winning their away fixture in Argentina this weekend, their place in the Playoffs could all now hinge on their head to head match with the Americans.
The Flyweights (52kg), Lightweights (60kg), Welterweights (69kg), Light Heavyweights (81kg) and Super Heavyweights (91+kg) were contesting the match.
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 1, 2014 – It was an emphatic win for the defending World Series of Boxing (WSB) Champions, the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan over the emerging powerhouse Russian Boxing Team. The Russian visitors will need to go back to the drawing board and will leave Almaty, fortunate to hang onto their third place in Group B after the Azerbaijan Baku Fires slipped up in Mexico.
In the ring were the Light Flyweights (46-49kg), Bantamweights (56kg), Light Welterweights (64kg), Middleweights (75kg) and Heavyweights (91kg).
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 1, 2014 – The USA Knockouts are going from strength to strength in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) this season. Last week they became the first team to take a point from the Season III runners-up, the Ukraine Otamans, after previously snatching points from the awesome Italia Thunder team. Now they have taken their first away win of the year in Argentina, and suddenly their season has started to look very solid.
This weekend represented an enormous opportunity for the Azerbaijan Baku Fires. Had they won in Mexico City, then they would have pulled level with the Russian Boxing Team in the table of Group B. Season III semi-finalists, the Mexico Guerreros, were not interested in rolling over easily on home turf however, and they rediscovered the form that made them one of the World Series of Boxing (WSB)’s most formidable teams last year.
In a magnificent display of class, the Cuba Domadores again underlined why they are title favourites for many pundits this year. The resurgence in the Hussar’s form in the last few weeks counted for little when they found themselves up against the stand-out team in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) this season.
To take nothing away from the ever-hard working Polish boxers however, this was a boxing master class by some of the best in the business as the Light Flyweights (46-49kg), Bantamweights (56kg), Light Welterweights (64kg), Middleweights (75kg) and Heavyweights (91kg) battled it out in Havana.
Selby draws on Calzaghe glory ahead of Cardiff
Welshman says he wants to emulate Super Middleweight legend Joe
Lee Selby wants to join Joe Calzaghe as a Welsh boxing great – and says that journey begins on Saturday with European Featherweight title glory against Rendall Munroe at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, live on Sky Sports.
Crowned, and then uncrowned, IBF Junior Lightweight champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) is having two reactions to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s decision to change his January 3 title-winning and devastating KO over former, and now current, champ Argenis Mendez to a “No Decision.”
“First off, I could not disagree more,” said Barthelemy. “This decision to take away my title is a terrible one. The referee did not call a foul that night, so how can a commissioner over-rule him by watching TV, weeks later? I am better stronger and more talented than him and I knocked him out. Now I have to do it again.”