Akhmadaliev Obliterates Contreras in One

2016 Olympic bronze medalist and now super bantamweight prospect Murodjon Akhmadaliev blasts Ramon Contreras out in the first round to win a vacant inter-continental version of the WBA crown in only his fourth fight.  In what is seemingly becoming a trend in boxing nowadays, Akhmadaliev is yet another former blue chip amateur embarking on a fast-paced early rise towards title contention.  Continue reading Akhmadaliev Obliterates Contreras in One

Ruben Villa Shuts Out Jose Santos Gonzalez

Super bantamweight prospect Ruben Villa shut out Jose Santos Gonzalez over eight rounds.  The prospect from Salinas, California displayed a technical acumen that helped him win multiple national titles in the amateur rankings and earned a spot on the US Olympic team as an alternate to fellow prospect Shakur Stevenson.  Villa’s balance, fluidity in transitioning from offense to defense and Continue reading Ruben Villa Shuts Out Jose Santos Gonzalez

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

Super Fly Recap

In a card that featured seven current and former world champions across 112 and 115 pounds, “Super Fly” didn’t disappoint. Fans saw a headliner that featured two of the best fighters in the world throw down in a thriller whose final frame is the front runner for round of the year. They saw a middle-of-the-pack contender secure the biggest win Continue reading Super Fly Recap

World Boxing Series Season 8, Week 1 Recap

The eighth season of the World Series of Boxing kicked off last Friday that featured some of the most elite fighters in the amateur scene face off against one other for national and individual pride and rankings. The inaugural card was Italy versus Croatia, the later making their first appearance in the WSB. First bout came in the lightest division Continue reading World Boxing Series Season 8, Week 1 Recap

January 20 Fights Recap

Polideportivo Fray Mamerto Esquiu, Catamarca, Argentina In a rematch of their encounter last October, welterweight contender Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo struck gold again in knocking Adrian Vernon out in the first round. Their first fight produced one of last year’s best knockouts and Barrionuevo can add the rematch to his highlight reel. The fight came to end with less than minute Continue reading January 20 Fights Recap