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

Vasyl Lomachenko retains, stops Sosa in Nine; Gvozdyk, Usyk score wins

Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a ninth round technical knockout win over Jason Sosa. Lomachenko’s fluidity, speed, side-step lateral movement, punch selection, along with hand, shoulder and foot feints were on display, as he did whatever he wanted to Sosa whenever he wanted to. The question is asked, who’s next? A rematch with Orlando Salido? A title Continue reading Vasyl Lomachenko retains, stops Sosa in Nine; Gvozdyk, Usyk score wins

Ukrainian Dream Team Hitting Strides

Vasyl Lomachenko looks to defend his WBO 130 lbs. title this weekend against WBA-regular champion Jason Sosa. After comprising a legendary 396-1 record in the amateurs, which culminated in winning two Olympic gold medals as well as two world championships, Lomachenko decided to turn professional in seek of more glory. His attempts to be the first fighter in history to Continue reading Ukrainian Dream Team Hitting Strides

Michael Conlan Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ibarra in Three

In front of a raucous, largely pro-Ireland crowd, Michael Conlan, 122.75 lbs., of Belfast, North Ireland delivers in his professional debut as he stops Tim Ibarra (4-4), 123 lbs., of Colorado in the third round of a scheduled 6 round super featherweight bout in the Madison Square Garden Theatre. After two meticulous opening frames, the former amateur Commonwealth, European and Continue reading Michael Conlan Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ibarra in Three