Lomachenko Comes Off The Floor, Stops Linares in Ten

It wasn’t easy, but Vasyl Lomachenko was able to overcome a knockdown and win his third world title in as many weight classes in just his eleventh fight. The undercard featured 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, who stopped Jesus Silveira in the fourth round of a scheduled eight rounder.  Gaibnazarov was considerably more engaging here than in previous, throwing Continue reading Lomachenko Comes Off The Floor, Stops Linares in Ten

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

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