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Luis Dominates Dargan; Falowo and Barrera Victorious
By Derek Bonnett: ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights returned to Mashantucket, Connecticut on January 30. The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort & Casino held the event. The televised bouts featured a handful of low-profile developing prospects pressing for contender status.
Perez Pummels Peruvian Hopeful
By Derek Bonnett
The ESPN2 Friday Night Fights debut airing for 2015 produced some credible action at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, USA. The main event pit Darleys Perez and Jonathon Maicelo, two South American boxers, against one another in the hope of producing a lightweight power-play for one fighter to advance his way up the lightweight ladder. On the undercard, steady fringe contender Francisco Santana took on a late substitute after Randall Bailey stepped out of the match.
Inoue Finishes Fighter of the Year Run; Guevara Crowned in Japan
By Derek Bonnett
In boxing, you often get what you expect, but every once in a while you get a huge surprise. Boxing fans were treated to an end of the boxing extravaganza on Tuesday, December 30 at the Metropolitan Gym in Tokyo, Japan. The six bout card featured several potential stars of tomorrow and one sure bet in a career defining performance.
Reveco Stops Saengthep in Argentina
By Derek Bonnett: Relatively overlooked WBA flyweight champion, Juan Carlos Reveco defended the full title for the sixth time at Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina. The thirty-one year old Reveco, a two division champion, has quietly established his presence among the world’s best 108 and 112 pounders since 2009, but his dismissal of Thailand’s Yodmongkol Saengthep in five rounds reinforced Reveco’s standing as a capable and exciting
Wrath Of Khan Too Much For Alexander The Great
By Derek Bonnett: The MGM Grand hosted a stacked night of world class boxing on Showtime. The nine bout card featured seven televised bouts largely scheduled in the welterweight and light middleweight divisions. The matchmaking featured mostly favored fighters versus lower level opposition, but was highlighted by two evenly matched contest pitting Keith Thurman against Leonard Bundu and Amir Khan taking on Devon Alexander.
Crawford Dominant; Gradovich Draws
By Derek Bonnett
Terence Crawford continued his march toward putting Omaha, Nebraska on the boxing map and securing the 2014 Fighter of the Year honor. Crawford put his WBO lightweight title on the line for the second time against Raymundo Beltran, who arguably won it from Ricky Burns before Crawford did. In undercard action, the ever-popular "Mexican-Russian" Evgeny Gradovich defended his IBF featherweight title against unbeaten Jayson Velez of Puerto Rico.
Fonfara, Fortuna, and Kameda Disappoint in Chicago
By Derek Bonnett: Showtime presented a triple-header of world class boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which figured to produce divisional shaping results at light heavyweight, super featherweight, and bantamweight. Instead, Andrezj Fonfara, Javier Fortuna, and Tomoki Kameda did just enough to maintain their current statues, unable to produce an emphatic victory among the three of them.
Golovkin and Walters Validate HBO and P4P Merit
By Derek Bonnett: Gennady Golovkin has rapidly become one of boxing’s premiere must see fighters in the game; even more quickly, Nicholas Walters has joined Golovkin in those very same ranks. The two WBA champions shared an HBO televised card from The StubHub Center in Carson, California on October 18. It certainly will not be their last time under HBO lights.