October 21 Fight Recaps

The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Ryan Burnett partially unified the bantamweight division with a win over now former WBA champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov. The bout was a physical one filled with excessive holding throughout, but it was Burnett’s cleaner, more effective output that won him the hard-fought unanimous decision with tallies of 119-109, 118-110, 116-112. The undercard featured Continue reading October 21 Fight Recaps

October 14 Fight Recaps

Sanitarias, Argentina Omar Narvaez looked great for a 42-year-old against Nikolai Potapov. The former champion was too fast and too sharp for his 27-year-old counterpart, retiring Potapov after the seventh round. The win put Narvaez in a number one contender position against IBF 118 champion Zolani Tete. Managua, Nicaragua Former two-time title challenger Felix Alvarado earned his right to vie Continue reading October 14 Fight Recaps

Garcia Dominates Broner; Balderas, Stanionis get Wins

WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia dominates former four division titlist Adrien “The Problem” Broner via a twelve round unanimous decision. After a close opening round, Garcia went to work, displaying a full arsenal of offensive brilliance, facilitated by great economy of movement and footwork. Broner occasionally showed flashes of offense and even bloodied Mikey’s nose in the latter rounds. Garcia Continue reading Garcia Dominates Broner; Balderas, Stanionis get Wins

Santillan KOs Valentin in Two; Lopez, Vargas Secure Wins

Tampa, Florida- In a battle of undefeated prospects, Giovanni Santillan (22-0, 12 KO), 146 lbs., stopped Sammy Valentin (12-1, 9 KO), 147 lbs., in the second round. The bout started with Valentin doing what he does best: bulldozing forward. Santillan was content to meet him head on, as both landed hard combinations. Santillan changed the momentum of the fight in Continue reading Santillan KOs Valentin in Two; Lopez, Vargas Secure Wins

Canelo Shutouts Chavez Jr., Announces Golovkin Mega Bout

The recruitment of hall of fame trainer Nacho Beristain wasn’t enough for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to get over the hump as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez decisioned Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds with scorecards of 120-108 across the board. The fight was at a contractual catch weight limit of 164 lbs., the lightest weight Chavez Jr. competed in since 2012, the weight seemed to Continue reading Canelo Shutouts Chavez Jr., Announces Golovkin Mega Bout

Joshua Wins Big, Stops Klitschko in Eleven

In Wembley Stadium filled to its maximum capacity, Anthony retained his IBF heavyweight title by stopping former heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round of one the year’s best fights so far. The fight was eventful and tactical from the opening bell. Klitschko was fighting from a distance setting all his offense with his authoritative jab.  Joshua marginally got Continue reading Joshua Wins Big, Stops Klitschko in Eleven

Top 10 Greatest Welterweights Of All Time

Jimmy McLarnin Why He’s Here: Ted Lewis Why He’s Here: Barney Ross Why He’s Here: Emile Griffin Why He’s Here: Jose Napoles Why He’s Here: Barbados Joe Walcott Why He’s Here: Kid Gavilan Why He’s Here: Sugar Ray Leonard Why He’s Here: Henry Armstrong Why He’s Here: Sugar Ray Robinson Why He’s Here:  

Top 10 Greatest Middleweights Of All Time

Tiger Flowers Why He’s Here: Freddie Steele Why He’s Here: Mickey Walker Why He’s Here: Bernard Hopkins Why He’s Here: Bob Fitzsimmons Why He’s Here: Stanley Ketchel Why He’s Here: Marvelous Marvin Hagler Why He’s Here: Carlos Monzon Why He’s Here: Sugar Ray Robinson Why He’s Here: Harry Greb Why He’s Here:

Prospect-Watch: David Benavidez Punishes, Stops Medina in Eight

Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, prospect on the watch, Phoenix, AZ native David Benavidez (18-0, 17 KO), 167.75 lbs., stops Rogelio “Porky” Medina (37-8, 31 KO), 166.75 lbs., in eight rounds. The bout started with Medina pressuring Benavidez and landing a series of punches to the body with Benavidez countering effectively off the ropes. After three rounds of ebb and Continue reading Prospect-Watch: David Benavidez Punishes, Stops Medina in Eight

Valdez retains title, decisions Marriaga in 12 round war

In a hellacious twelve round battle, Oscar Valdez retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title and his undefeated record (22-0) against two-time title challenger Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO). It was a grueling war of attrition full of ebbs and flows with neither fighter backing down. The action culminated in tenth, a candidate for round of the year, where Continue reading Valdez retains title, decisions Marriaga in 12 round war