Under the stars of a cool summer night at the Omega Products Events Center, in Corona, California, Thompson Boxing promotions brought fight fans a stacked card headlined by bay WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Champion Danny Roman, 19-2-1, 7 KO’s. As he battled the ring savvy Mexican Enrique Quevedo, 16-7-1, 10 KO’s. The 26 year old Roman currently sits at #8 on the WBA rankings, was looking to impress and fans and move up in the rankings with a victory over Quevedo. From the start Roman controlled the pace with beautiful boxing and his ring generalship landing precise combinations and heavy shots to the head and body of Quevedo. Through the first 4 rounds Roman had his way with the outclassed Quevedo. In the 5th Quevedo began to pressure Roman, but Roman continued to land heavy counter shots as Quevedo never found his comfort zone. Roman seemed to have controlled every round of the fight, and after 10 round won a lopsided unanimous decision by the scores of 100-90 and 97-93 (Twice) with the victory fans should look for Roman to move up the rankings and possibly fighting for a title sometime in 2017.
By Vinny “Glory Days “Lucci
There’s an incredible wave of fighter’s arrogance that you got to love in the extremely talented welterweight division. While it doesn’t boast a showcase arena of all-time greats that hosted the eighties, it is without question today’s premiere division. Short term memories have over looked Manny Pacquaio, who insisted he was retired last April after looking sharp as ever in clear cut decision victory over three time opponent Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao is currently ranked the number one contender by the WBO for title Jessie Vargas won over Sadam Ali with his vacancy. A twenty one year ring veteran, Pacquaio has proven time and again there isn’t any flies on him, even if his inability to knock out an opponent is long gone. No current 147 pounder can defy the odds of father time as eloquently as the Philippine boxer who stealthy evades center gate counters while wreaking havoc on his opponents from either side of pocket. His combination hand speed and foot work are rivaled by none. Future hall of famer Manny’s record stands at 58-6-2, 38 KO’s.
Just two weeks shy of Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on September 10 and the boxing community at large are left wondering aloud why “GGG” is still having difficulty in getting a rival middleweight belt holder to unify against the people’s champion. Enter Daniel Jacobs, WBA middleweight champion who probably makes the best match on paper at 160 pounds after defeating Peter Quillin last December, but you won’t be seeing that match up anytime soon as Jacobs has stated he won’t be ready for that match until the fall of 2017. Sounds pretty much like the same little speech Canelo Alvarez made at the beginning of the summer. At least WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders was original enough to not only boycott a “GGG” fight, he also nixed Gabriel Rosado, Curtis Stevens and Willie Monroe, JR. all past title challengers of Golovkin’s who were tko’d.
Some fans who bet on boxing may be wondering whether Kell Brook stands a chance against Gennady Golovkin, and the answer is yes, says Paulie Malignaggi.
Some fans who bet on boxing may be wondering whether IBF welterweight Kell Brook stands a chance against WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. And the answer to that question is, according to Paulie Malignaggi, why yes, yes he does. Which begs an even better question. Who is Paulie Malignaggi? As it turns out, Paulie Malignaggi is a former IBF junior welterweight and WBA welterweight champion. Also, his nickname is Magic Man. Okay, so where’s El Diablo? British Brook and Kazakhstani Golovkin are schedule to fight on September 10th at the O2 Arena in London, England for the latter’s titles – minus the WBA.
Christina Hammer believes Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will defeat Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) when the Swedish rivals meet for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.
The WBO World Female Middleweight Champion, who fought and beat Laurén in a 2013 World title fight in Dresden, has been helping Svensson prepare for the blockbuster clash with a series of sparring sessions at her Dortmund gym.
It’s hard to believe now; but at the beginning of 1977, Earnie Shavers appeared nowhere in Ring Magazine’s Top Ten. He just wasn’t there. Without being in the board room or wherever these decisions are made, it is impossible to say for sure why Earnie wasn’t ranked; but one can speculate.
The first time Earnie had knocked on the door to a title shot was when he knocked former WBA Champion, Jimmy Ellis senseless in two minutes and thirty-nine seconds in Madison Square Garden in June of 1973. Rumors of “The Dark Destroyer” had been heard in boxing circles; but once he had Ellis on the canvas with a look on his face that can only beg the question, “Did anyone get the number of that truck?!”….did the public really take notice.
Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) is set to renew his rivalry with Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) on November 5 in a WBA World Super Middleweight title rematch at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.
The fighters will pick up where they left off following their World title tussle at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on July 16, which after twelve fiercely contested rounds ended with a majority draw decision. Two judges scored the fight 114-114, while the third had Zeuge ahead 115-114.
Santiago, still just nineteen years-old, will headline for the first time since his professional debut 30 months ago as he has established himself as a big ticket seller in the Philadelphia.
According to his handlers at Battlestrong Boxing, this is by far the most tickets that young Santiago has sold in what will be his 15th outing.
In the main event, it will be a battle of New Jersey based welterweights as Alex Perez (18-2, 10 KOs) will take on Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (12-4, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds and will be contested for the IBU World Welterweight title.
This will be Newark native Perez’ return to the ring after an eighteen-month layoff.
Known for being a true warrior in the ring, at 33 Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, 33-4-1, 18 KO’s looks to make another push for a welterweight title. That journey begins this Saturday night at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Guerrero is set to take on David Emanuel Peralta, 25-2-1, 14 KO’s. Peralta who has fought all his fights in Argentina will be making his US debut against Guerrero this Saturday. Born and raised in Gilroy, California, Guerrero has always given fight fans exciting fights, having gone toe to toe with world champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman, along with a hard fought victory over Aron Martinez. Prior to 2015, the 33-year-old picked up victories over Andre Berto, Secluk Aydin and Michael Katsidis while winning world titles in multiple divisions. The brawling warrior has been in several “Fight of the Year” candidates throughout his career, including an all-out war at the Stubhub Center in Southern California with Yoshihiro Kamegai in 2014 and will hope to bring that same electricity this Saturday against the unknown Argentinian, Peralta.
Last night on PBC on FS1; unbeaten super middleweight prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant looked very comfortable in the ring as he cruised to a shutout unanimous decision victory over hard hitting Juan De Angel. Plant easily outclassed De Angel, making it look easy from the opening bell.
Plant came out early working his jab to the body and head of the Columbian, as De angel surprisingly circled away from the undefeated American. Plant suffered a cut on his forehead in the 9th round due to an accidental head-butt, but that was the most damage he took in the fight. Plant dropped De Angel in the fourth round and continued to walk him down; mixing up jabs, straight right hands, and left hooks to the body and head. Plant easily won a unanimous decision as all three judges scored the fight 100-89 in his favor. Caleb Plant improved his record to 14-0, 10 KO’s and Juan De Angel fell to 18-5-1, 17 KO’s.
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Caleb Plant Dominates Juan De Angel: Look out Badou Jack and James Degale There’s a New Super Middleweight Contender On the Rise!
In the main event for Fox Sports 1 Toe to Toe Tuesday, from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, Super Middleweight prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant ,14-0, 10 KO’s dominated Juan De Angel, 18-5-1, 17 KO’s in an easy, lopsided ten-round fight, winning on all three judges’ scorecards 100-89. Plant scored a knockdown in the fourth round (via left hook) and staggered De Angel again in the sixth, but the Tennessean was unable to finish off his rugged opponent. “Sweet Hands” utilized an effective jab to set up his power punches, and displayed an elusive defense to control the fight from the first to last round. Plant was able to land 37.6% (76/202) of his power punches, compared to De Angel only landing 13.6% (57/418) of his total punches.
Undefeated Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) dropped and dominated Colombia’s Juan De Angel (18-5-1, 17 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory Tuesday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
The Nashville-native was able to keep his perfect record intact and was in control from start to finish of his first 10-round bout. Plant was patient in the early rounds, looking to find the distance against his power-punching opponent.
George Foreman, Gene Fullmer, Aaron Pryor, James “Quick” Tillis, Roy Jones, JR, Ken Norton, Ron Lyle, Al Martino & Many Others Come Together in One Book!
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There are artists that live in the hearts of their fans. When an artist nears the end of their long and illustrious career, they find the time to sit down and reflect, telling intimate stories, recalling the moments that defined their careers and giving insight to those that hope to one day make their way to the position attained by the star.
In BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME, Author “Bad” Brad Berkwitt sits down with many of the stars of the past and present, using his skills as an interviewer to get the inside stories that are seen nowhere else. Stars like Buddy Hackett, Joey Bishop, Al Martino, Jerry Vale and Vanessa Del Rio, along with many of the biggest stars of pugilism to ever lace up the gloves.
BOXING INTERVIEWS OF A LIFETIME is a book that has something for everyone, particularly those with an interest in how Hollywood operates and the strange and funny stories that have gone on behind the scenes. Celebrities of the big screen, TV, sports and more have gathered in one remarkable book, which is now available for purchase.
After a brutal 5-round war against Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor emerged victorious but injured. Following a new tactic in the fight, McGregor landed a healthy dose of leg kicks on Diaz’s thighs but it may also have backfired on McGregor’s shins.”I kicked his knee clean, I think it was in the first round and then I just kept kicking so I’m feeling it now, but other than that I am perfect.” McGregor said. McGregor is medically suspended until October 20th, with no contact until October 5th. His foot and ankle must be examined and must be cleared by a orthopedic doctor. If he’s not cleared by the doctor then his suspension will extend until February of 2017.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin – Chris Eubank, JR BEEF CONTINUES – “Chrissy I Will Smack You & Your Daddy Down to the Ground”!
I am so sick and tired of Chris Eubank, JR.’s mouth when it comes to “GGG” and wish he would say: “Chrissy I will smack you & your daddy down to the ground”!–Simba Judeson, Coffeyville, KS (President of the “GGG” Is The Baddest Fighter In The World Today Fan Club – 888,234,003 members who are tired like “GGG” is of Chrissy Eubank, JR.’s big mouth)
Chris Eubank, JR. continues to have verbal diarrhea when it comes to Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Read his recent remarks HERE.
Friday night August 26th at the Omega Products Events Center in Corona, California, Thompson Boxing Promotions bring fans an absolutely stacked card, headlined by Southern California prospect and WBA-NABA Super Bantamweight Champion Danny Roman, 19-2-1, 7KO’s. Roman will be defending his title for the fourth time as he takes on tough Mexican Enrique Quevedo, 16-7-1, 10 KO’s. The 26 year old Roman currently sits at #8 on the WBA rankings, and continues to move up in the rankings with each successful title defense. With eleven wins since 2014, Roman is among the more active contenders in the division. Roman is a very technical boxer who uses his jab and ring generalship to outbox his competition.
The former British, Commonwealth and European Champion is the latest addition to a stacked card in the Swedish capital topped by the female grudge match between domestic rivals Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson.
Chisora missed out on a second reign as European Champion in May, losing via split decision to Pulev, but having regrouped, the British boxer and his team will attempt to launch another title assault, starting with a keep-busy contest against the big punching Bosnian Janjanin.
Kareem Martin 146.1 – David Grayton 146.9
Carlos Gongora 172.5 – Ronald Mixon 172.9
Carlos Rosario 133.4 – Cesar Garcia 134.6
I remember Billy Connolly once saying that one of the reasons he believed that it was all right for him to get into comedy was hearing, for the first time, Scottish voices on the radio. Having the opportunity to hear people who came from similar backgrounds and share the same nation as yourself is a particularly important part of feeling part of any culture. Up until he heard them on the radio there had only been English posh voices that were used in high brow films.
Once the Scots voice was heard, all hell did break loose.
Errol Spence, JR. is calling out Kell Brook and hear what he had to tell the Welterweight Champion recently. Read HERE.
By Lisa “Too Fierce” Cohen
USA Olympian Claressa Shields recently won her second Olympic Gold Medal in boxing. Strategically dominating Nouchika Fontijn of the Netherlands, Shields fought an A+ fight in this 4 round bout at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In case you missed it here’s the fight “in a nutshell”:
Both Claressa Shields- (USA Red Corner) and Nouchika Fontijn –Netherlands (Blue Corner) made their way to the ring looking poised and confident.
Fontijn set a pace moving around the ring, lobbing feeler punches toward Shields’ head. Though determined and persistent, few of her punches connect as Shields slipped and countered in flurries from the very beginning. Shield shifted not only the pace of the fight, she immediately commanded control.
Undefeated welterweight Kareem Martin (8-0-1, 3 KOs) will face once-beaten David Grayton (14-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout featured on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE- TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, August 23 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant taking on hard-hitting Colombian Juan De Angel. Additional televised coverage will see undefeated light heavyweight prospects Carlos Congora and Ronald Mixon in an eight-round bout.