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|Sat, January 30, 2016 at 11:38 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In the main event of the HBO broadcast held at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (29-0-1 26KOs) stopped Jean Pascal (30-4-1 17KOs) in a bitter rematch that turned personal in the build up to the fight in which race, an issue often avoided in public was the keystone to the fight week promote (and Kovalev's views towards race) saw Sergey Kovalev brutal beatdown Jean Pascal. In an ugly affair that saw Kovalev use his jab both to the body and head neutralize Pascal, a heavy clinch fest ensued as Pascal appeared hurt from the middle of the second round.
The fifth round saw the beginning of the end as Pascal took a lot of answered punches , but somehow survived the round. In between rounds Freddie Roach, Pascal's new trainer, warned him he would stop the fight if he didn't "...show him something". Pascal took even more damage in the sixth round as Pascal pleaded to continue in the fight. Roach gave him one extra round, but stopped the bout in the eighth round in the corner.
In the co-main event of the HBO broadcast, welterweight Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (21-0, 9 KOs) scored a dominate decision over late notice opponent Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (19-3-1, 11 KOs) of San Francisco, CA. Late sub Mayfield, who replaced Ray Robinson to take the fight after Robinson was injured in a car accident. Mayfield started quickly, but appeared to land single hard shots as opposed to Mikhaylenko who was using volume to push back Mayfield. The final scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91 with the win Mikhaylenko claimed the vacant USBA title
|Sat, January 30, 2016 at 12:27 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Julian "El Camarón" Ramirez (16-0, 8 KOs) earned a decision over Christopher "The S.D. Kid" Martin (28-7-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego in a scheduled ten rounder on Friday night at the sold out Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Ramirez who missed weight by 1.4 lbs started strong as he hurt Martin to the body forcing Martin to not be able to move as much. Martin would turn the table in the sixth hurting Ramirez is in the body as well. The judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91 all for Julian Ramirez.
In the co-main event Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez (20-0-1, 15 KOs) of La Puente, California stopped Carlos Valcarcel (14-5-4, 5 KOs) in round seven in a bout that saw an outgunned fighter simply get beat on until he couldn't take much more. Edgar Valerio destroyed Justin Lopez with a first round stoppage. Joshua Franco (4-0, 2 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Juan Benavides (5-7-1, 2 KOs). Pablo "The Shark" Rubio, Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a second round knockout of Bryan Perez (2-3-1, 1 KO) to start the evening of
|Mon, January 25, 2016 at 1:15 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In the main event on the inaugural broadcast of PBC on FOX, from Staples Center in Los Angeles, former unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, (32-0, 18 KOs), captured the vacant WBC welterweight title with a close unanimous decision over former four-division champion Robert Guerrero, (33-4-1, 18 KOs) in a hot contested affair.
Garcia, a heavy favorite coming into the fight looked unsettled by Guerrero early in the fight losing the first five rounds on my card based off Guerrero's activity controlled the action with a higher work rate and closing distance. Garcia did something he doesn't often do, which is he made an adjustment as he began to time Guerrero coming in with his straight right hand. The two engaged in a close back and forth fight that was all action until the last bell.
Sammy "The Who Can Mexican" Vasquez (21-0, 15 KOs) of Pittsburgh scored a sixth round stoppage over East L.A.'s Aron Martinez (20-5-1, 4 KOs). Vasquez outworked Martinez, who couldn't cut off the ring let alone land a hard punch. Martinez did not come out for round seven which awarded Martinez the victory for the fight.
In the opening bout, Amir "Hardcore" Mansour, (22-2-1, 16 KOs) was unable to continue after round five after having a broken jaw due to U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale, (17-0, 15 KOs), who pulled off the victory. Breazeale was unable to mount offense early, but Mansour appeared to gas after knocking Breazeale down in the third round. Mansour began to slow down and Breazeale capitalized by fully extending on his punches which lead to Mansour not answering the bel
|Mon, January 25, 2016 at 2:57 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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In front of a sold-out crowd in Oakland, CA at the Oakland Marriott Civic Center, junior welterweight Jonathan " El Carismatico" Chicas (14-2 7KOs) of San Francisco, CA stopped Bilal "Rebellious" Mahasin (7-3-1 1KO) in the fifth round of the main event on top of a stacked card that kicked off boxing in the Bay Area for 2016. Mahasin, who was the aggressor to start the fight pushed the pace for the first three rounds, but a slight shift in momentum occurred in the fourth round when Chicas' hand speed began to catch up to Mahasin. In the fifth round, Chicas came over top of a Mahasin's jab with a right hand that rocked Mahasin to the ropes.
Mahasin, who still seemed able to fight was in the corner covering up when a flurry of unanswered punches from Chicas saw the referee step in to call a halt to the fight. Chicas, who is also the BKB champion earned one of his biggest career wins to date in a grudge match between two high level fighters in the Bay Area.
Some observers ringside thought the bout should of continued and Mahasin be afforded a standing-eight, leading to speculation that a rematch between the two might be in the future. Nonetheless, this was the biggest win of Chicas' career in his opponents hometown.
In the co-main, junior middleweight Aaron "Heavy Metal" Coley (12-1-1 6KOs) of Hayward, CA defeated Jeremy Ramos (9-3) in a junior middleweight affair. Coley outpointed Ramos, who recently fought Danny Valdivia for NABF junior middleweight title fight. Coley won in a dominate fashion as he controlled his range and outboxed Ramos who never really was able to touch the slick Coley.
Junior middleweight Ricardo Pinell (13-2-1 6KOs) of San Francisco, CA won a one-sided decision over Arturo Crespin (12-5-1) of New Mexico in a six round decision. Pinell who was on his way to stopping Crespin suffered a bad head butt at the end of the third round that seemed to slow down Pinell a bit as Pinell commented after the fight not feeling the same after the clash of heads. Crespin engaged in brawl by taunting Pinell, dropping his hands and eating straight punches much to the crowd's delight. Pinell landed the cleaner punches and dominated the majority of each round.
O.T. "The Champ" Seymore (5-0 5KOs) continued his knockout streak which now is up to five in a row as he knocked out a game Jonathan Aceves (1-2) in the third of a competitive bout that Seymore was clearly dominating. Seymore showed off his fast hands and legit one punch knockout power as he the welterweight lived up to his moniker "Sweet Dreamz" as he put his foe to sleep
Former UFC and WEC heavyweight mixed martial artist Mike Kyle (1-0 1KO) made his pro boxing debut by knocking out James Kirby (0-1) of Fresno, CA. After the bout, Kyle stated that he is looking to go the top and wants Deontay Wilder eventually.
In a hard fought bout, Brandon Dino Adams (4-3 2KOs) of 3rd St Boxing Gym in San Francisco outpointed a game Eddie Diaz (1-4) in a competitive affair. The bout saw Adams working off his back foot and catching Diaz coming in as well as Diaz applying pressure that would frustrate Adams. Diaz hit Adams multiple times low, so much so that after the bout Adams commented that he didn't feel like himself, because of the pain he suffered.
Darren Mallard (3-1-1) of Sacramento, CA decisioned Chad McKinney (1-5) in a competitive, close fight. Mallard struggled to keep distance at times allowing McKinney to get on the inside and land clean punches. Mallard, the more technical of the two found a way to pull off the victory edging a four round decision.Richard Stachowski (1-0 1KO) knocked out Juan Cabrera (0-1) in less than one minute in a sensational knockout. In the opening bout Andres Salas (1-0) of Ring of Fire Boxing in San Francisco, CA knocked out Cody Sons (0-1).
In between the undercard and main event, singer/songwriter Adrian Marcel of Oakland, CA performed a fifteen minute set including his single "2 AM".