Carl Frampton destroys Chris Avalos over five rounds

Carl Frampton made the first defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title with a 5th round stoppage over American mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The championship bout was televised on AWE-A Wealth of Entertatinment.

After a clinch in round two, Frampton drilled Avalos with a left hook while Avalos thought there was a time out. That shot split Avlaos’ lip. Frampton continued to land hard one-two combinations. Frampton showed some battle scars as he started to develop a a mouse around the right eye.

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Miguel Cotto’s Next Fight

Miguel Cotto, the first and only boxer from Puerto Rico to win titles in four weight classes will be announcing his next fight sometime this coming week. Cotto once made the comment: “I am Miguel Cotto and I will fight anyone”. He backed up his words by taking on fighters such as Judah, Margarito, Mosley, Pacquiao and so on. Some of the fighters Cottto took on were actually avoided by fighters who are so called the greatest ever. One fight that Cotto deserves credit for was when he fought Margarito for the first time. Even though he lost the fight via TKO, many believe it was due to the use of allegedly plastered gloves that Margarito was later accused of using.

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“The Great Wall” – Taishan Dong Pushes Forward

Taishan Dong - China’s Taishan Dong faced the toughest challenge of his young professional boxing career Friday night as he opened the Fox Sports 1 broadcast of another “Golden Boy Live” card.  The 6’11” giant clearly won the fight to go 3-0 (2KO), but his opponent Roy McCrary, now 3-3 (3KO), proved that Taishan has much, much, much to learn.

China’s Taishan Dong faced the toughest challenge of his young professional boxing career Friday night as he opened the Fox Sports 1 broadcast of another “Golden Boy Live” card. The 6’11” giant clearly won the fight to go 3-0 (2KO), but his opponent Roy McCrary, now 3-3 (3KO), proved that Taishan has much, much, much to learn.

McCrary, of Memphis Tennessee, used lateral movement to stay out of harm’s way, occasionally lunging in with a wide left hook. Taishan couldn’t seem to the cut the ring off or be consistently effective with his right hand.

He also ate several hard shots from his opponent, mostly the before mentioned left hook. When McCrary did connect, “The Great Wall” took the punches well and seemed to respond with a mean streak, immediately firing back with bad intentions.

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Seven days until the debut of Premier Boxing Champions

In seven days, on Saturday, March, 7, boxing returns to primetime broadcast television with the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The debut of PBC on NBC features a pair of blockbuster bouts — Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. — from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels will host. Laila Ali and B.J. Flores serve as corner analysts, joined by reporter Kenny Rice.

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Rumor: WBA Orders Ward-Froch Rematch within 120 Days

Andre Ward, Carl Froch - Joe Latti, Brick City Boxing - Andre Ward has received scrutiny in his career for not defending his titles as often as many would like. Last week when “The Ring” stripped the super middleweight of his Ring Champion belt and rankings for not defending his title against a top 5 contender the past two years.  Rumors and speculation are flying around Twitter this morning as there are talks of a press release that was sent out that says the WBA has ordered Andre Ward (27-0, 1 KO) and Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO) to square off again. The two parties were told they have 30 days to reach an agreement, and fight within 120 days or they will send the contest purse out for bidding.

Joe Latti, Brick City Boxing – Andre Ward has received scrutiny in his career for not defending his titles as often as many would like. Last week when “The Ring” stripped the super middleweight of his Ring Champion belt and rankings for not defending his title against a top 5 contender the past two years. Rumors and speculation are flying around Twitter this morning as there are talks of a press release that was sent out that says the WBA has ordered Andre Ward (27-0, 1 KO) and Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO) to square off again. The two parties were told they have 30 days to reach an agreement, and fight within 120 days or they will send the contest purse out for bidding.

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Seldin And Serrano Win

Undefeated WBC number 28 super lightweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin took his record to 16-0 and 1 NC with 13 KOs scoring a fifth round stoppage of Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 Kos) in a scheduled ten at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY on ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights.

Seldin, 28, shook Garcia to his boots with a left hook in the fourth and hammered him for the final minute of the round.

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Promoter Ahmet Öner: “Solis is done! He is a shame for Cuban boxing!”

Heavyweight veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson kept his word by beating former Cuban amateur standout Odlanier Solis for the second time in their rematch Friday night in Antalya (Turkey). One year after winning a close split decision against “La Sombra” the 43-year-old two time world title challenger outworked Solis with his jab and forced the 2004 Olympic gold medalist to quit in the ninth round.

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Tickets for Matthysse – Provodnikov Selling-Out!

Some seats still remain for April 18 fight

Philadelphia (Feb. 27) — First day tickets sales for the April 18 showdown between former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov proved to be a smashing success as all ringside seats have sold-out. The cant-miss “Fight of the Year” candidate between Matthysse and Providnikov is expected to sell-out quickly. Limited seats are still available at the $50, $35 and $25 price range.

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