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29 JUNE 2017

 
 









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More Controversy in Ward TKO of Kovalev/Rigondeaux Ko's Flores More Controversy in Ward TKO of Kovalev/Rigondeaux Ko's Flores
By Derek Bonnett The world’s top two light heavyweights Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev clashed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino and Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for a genuine super fight rematch scheduled for twelve rounds. The first bout produced an excellent twelve round display of boxing ability from both men and sparked great controversy following Ward receiving a unanimous decision by a single point. The rematch produced even more, but, instead of poor judging, referee Tony W
Stevenson Stops Fonfara Early; Alvarez Ready For Title Shot Stevenson Stops Fonfara Early; Alvarez Ready For Title Shot
By Derek Bonnett Adonis Stevenson put his light heavyweight title on the line in a rematch with Poland’s Andrej Fonfara at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In their first encounter, Stevenson walked away with a competitive decision victory. The rematch ended more swiftly if not too hastily, but Virgil Hunter, Fonfara’s trainer had seen enough.
Kudryashov Avenges Lone Loss; Stops Durodola in Fifth Kudryashov Avenges Lone Loss; Stops Durodola in Fifth
By Derek Bonnett At Sports Palace in Rostov-na- Donu, Russia, big punching Dmitry Kudryashov met Olanrewaju Durodola in a rematch of their 2015 fight of the year. The two round war, which saw Kudryashov losing his unbeaten record by stoppage promised fireworks in the rematch and the two big punching cruiserweights delivered another great war.
Melindo Crushes Yaegashi; Inoue Stops Rodriguez in Three Melindo Crushes Yaegashi; Inoue Stops Rodriguez in Three
By Derek Bonnett Just one day after a huge triple header featuring Ryota Murata, Ken Shiro, and Daigo Higa in world championship bouts, both Naoya Inoue and Akira Yaegashi put their respective world titles on the line at the very same Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan. Today’s action was brief by comparison, but another shock wave was sent throughout the light flyweight division and one of boxing’s best lived up to his moniker.
Tanaka Wins War With Acosta Tanaka Wins War With Acosta
By Derek Bonnett In other Japanese action, Japanese Wonder Kid, Kosei Tanaka, put his light flyweight title on the line against little known Angel Acosta at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Tanaka was making the first defense of his title against the Puerto Rican challenger. The two boxers let it all hang out for twelve action packed rounds which saw the champion retaining his title, but the challenger had plenty of room to gripe with the final scores.
Murata Denied Against N'Dam; Higa and Shiro Add Titles to Japanese Golden Era Murata Denied Against N'Dam; Higa and Shiro Add Titles to Japanese Golden Era
By Derek Bonnett Two Japanese boxers captured their first world championships as a professional at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan this morning, May 20. A third fell victim to poor scoring. Ryota Murata overcame a slow start to seemingly capture a middleweight strap with a decision over Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. However, the judges favored N’Dam controversially. Daigo Higa dropped Mexico’s Juan Hernandez six times throughout the six rounds contested to claim a flyweight
Ioka Defends Title; Sitthiprasert Goes Distance Ioka Defends Title; Sitthiprasert Goes Distance
By Derek Bonnett Kazuto Ioka placed his WBA flyweight title on the line at EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan against Noknoi Sitthiprasert in a twelve round contest. Ioka, nephew of the great Hiroki Ioka, set a workman-like pace moving his shots to the body and head of his challenger. What started as taps to the body with a jab evolved into Ioka’s preferred combo of a sinking hook to the body followed by an uppercut through the guard of the Thai-boxer.
Tapales Repeats Win Over Omori in Slugfest Tapales Repeats Win Over Omori in Slugfest
Marlon Tapales may have lost his WBO bantamweight title to the scales after having to drop a reported ten pounds in the final days of preparation, but he and Shohei Omori put on a heated performance. Tapales, running on fumes from the start, fought with a look of desperation as if unaware how far his gas tank could take him.
Power Surge Continues for Charlo Power Surge Continues for Charlo
By Derek Bonnett Underneath the Berto-Porter clash at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, Jermall Charlo defended his version of the 154-pound title with a scintillating one punch KO over Charles Hatley on Showtime. The two Texan rivals matched up well on paper, but it would be the defending champion who turned in a career-defining performance away from home.
Porter Opens Door to Thurman Rematch; Stops Berto in Nine Porter Opens Door to Thurman Rematch; Stops Berto in Nine
By Derek Bonnett The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, fast becoming one of boxing’s hottest venues, played host to a world class double-header featuring Shawn Porter in the main event against Andre Berto in a twelve round welterweight bout. The two former world champions at welterweight vied for a crack at unified champion Keith Thurman in this title eliminator. In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo put his light middleweight title on the line against, first time world title challenger,
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