By Derek Gionta, ringside: Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker of Dallas Texas and Darleys Perez of Colombia fought to a ten round draw on the HBO Pay-Per-View Co-Feature bout of the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward light heavyweight unification bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
By Derek Gionta, ringside: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, 12-0 (10), of the Ukraine, impressively stopped durable veteran Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba, 24-5-2 (10), of Malawi on the Kovalev-Ward Pound for Pound undercard in Las Vegas after the eighth round in a scheduled ten rounder.
By Derek Gionta, ringside: Curtis "Cerebral Assassin" Stevens, 29-5 (21), of Brownsville, NY, defeated Texas’ "King" James De La Rosa by a ten round unanimous decision, retaining his WBC Continental Americas belt on the opening televised bout on HBO Pay-Per-View.
By Derek Gionta, ringside: The Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward light heavyweight unification bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas featured six off-TV undercard bouts. Claressa Shields made her pro debut a successful one, while Darmani Rock, a pair of Toledo natives, and two of Robert Garcia’s middleweights rounded out the undercard.
By Derek Gionta, ringside: Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions returned to their Las Vegas hub, "The D" Hotel and Casino’s DLV (Downtown Las Vegas Events Center) for a seven bout card featuring Demond "Body Shot" Brock’s ten round split decision defeat of Reynaldo "El Trampolin" Blanco for Blanco’s NABA lightweight title. CBS Sports televised the fight along with two undercard bouts.
By Derek Gionta at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas: Sergey "The Krusher" Kovalev and Andre "SOG" Ward tipped the scales at 175 lbs in anticipation of their light heavyweight showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night (11/19). At stake will be Kovalev’s three title belts and a potential seat on the "Pound for Pound" throne.
By Derek Gionta, ringside: Pinnacle Boxing Championships returned to the Teamsters Union Hall in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh on Saturday night, 7/2, hosting an eight-bout card of locals, a former world champion, and a hopeful world champion on the rise.
By Derek Gionta: Amonte "The Magician" Eberhardt, 4-0 (1), remained undefeated on Saturday night (4/2), winning an impressive six round unanimous decision at the Teamster’s Hall in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. This event was the second installment of Pinnacle Boxing Championships, witnessed by a packed house.
By Derek Gionta:
Club-level boxing made a major impact in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh on Saturday night, 2/27, at the Teamsters Union Hall with a seven-bout Pro-Am card promoted by Pinnacle Boxing Championships.
By Derek Gionta: Adah, Pennsylvania’s Tommy "Kryptonite" Karpency will get another crack at a world title Friday night against WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, 26-1 (21), on the PBC card in Toronto, Ontario.