It was a solid night of boxing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Saturday night. A crowd of several hundred, which included champs Lamont Peterson and Adrien Broner, were treated to a roster of up-and-comers looking to make a statement. Even Virginia’s governor, Terri McAuliffe, seemed to be having a good time as the fights progressed.… Read ArticleComments Off on Ty Barnett Wows DC crowd with Late TKO
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2016) – Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz defended his WBA Featherweight World Championship in convincing fashion on Saturday night, knocking down Kiko “Sensación” Martinez twice in the first round, then ending it on a barrage of punches as the fight was called at 2:09 in the fifth round in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
In the co-feature … Read ArticleComments Off on Leo Santa Cruz TKOs Kiko Martinez in 5th round
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) In easily the most exciting fight of this weekend’s fights, WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) stood in the trenches and slugged it out with the hard hitting Kiko Martinez (35-7, 26 KOs) in mowing him down in five thrilling rounds on Showtime Boxing on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Santa Cruz put Martinez down on two separate occasions in the 2nd round of … Read ArticleComments Off on Santa Cruz stops Martinez
NEW YORK (Feb. 27th, 2016) – Hank Lundy’s bid for a world title in the 140-pound division came up short Saturday as undefeated Terence Crawford retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight Championship via fifth-round stoppage at the 2-minute, 9-second mark in the main event of HBO’s World Championship Boxing doubleheader at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, co-promoted by Top Rank and CES Boxing.
“He caught me with a good shot on the … Read ArticleComments Off on Crawford stops Lundy; Verdejo defeats Silva
(Photo credit Matchroom Boxing) NEW YORK (Feb. 27, 2016) – IBF 122-pound world champion Carl Frampton unified the super bantamweight division with a split decision victory over WBA titlist Scott Quigg Saturday on SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL from Manchester, England.
An encore presentation of Saturday’s telecast will re-air later this evening immediately following the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast headlined by three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz and former titlist Kiko Martinez. The SHOWTIME telecast begins … Read ArticleComments Off on Frampton decisions Quigg, wins WBA title
(Photo credit Matchroom Boxing) IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) showed a lot of heart and determination in gutting out a 12 round split decision on Saturday night in beating WBA champ Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KOs) by a narrow 12 round split decision win in their 122lb unifcation fight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The judges gave the fight to Frampton, but Quigg easily could have won that fight. … Read ArticleComments Off on Frampton defeats Quigg
Coming off of a bad knockout loss, 31-year-old former WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) was able to score a 10th round TKO win tonight over IBO cruiserweight champion Ola Afolabi (22-5-4, 11 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. The fight was stopped by referee Jack Reiss after the 10th round had ended.
He halted it because of Afolabi’s left eye being swollen shut. Huck had been hammering Afolabi … Read ArticleComments Off on Huck stops Afolabi
(Photo credit: Matchroom Boxing) Not long to go now until Carl Frampton Vs. Scott Quigg, one of the biggest fights to take place in the UK in some years, finally gets underway. Frampton, the reigning and defending IBF super-bantamweight king, remains an ever so slight betting favorite to win the fight and take Quigg’s WBA 122-pound belt, but no fan – despite what they may say now or what they might say after the fight … Read ArticleComments Off on Frampton-Quigg: pre-fight tensions ensure both sides are warned about their conduct ahead of tonight’s big fight
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has just announced another big world title fight: Lee Selby, the reigning IBF featherweight champion, will defend against Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter in the UK this Spring. Hearn, talking to BBC Wales, said the fight will definitely take place in the UK, it is just a matter of the fight going ahead in either London, when the date would be April 9th, or Cardiff, when the likely date would be some time … Read ArticleComments Off on Lee Selby to defend IBF featherweight title against Eric Hunter in either London or Cardiff
(Photo Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) WBA FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Leo Santa Cruz – 125 Pounds
Kiko Martinez – 125 ½ Pounds
WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Julio Ceja 121 ½ Pounds
Hugo Ruiz 122 Pounds… Read ArticleComments Off on Leo Santa Cruz – Kiko Martinez make weight