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Stevens Destroys Roman in One

Curtis Stevens entered tonight’s middleweight bout against Saul Roman with the knowledge that a solid performance could assure him a big money title fight against Gennady Golovkin in his next appearance. His execution couldn’t have been better. Early in round one, Stevens stunned Roman with a left hook and proceeded to unload shots, finally dropping him with a hard left ... Read More »

Golovkin Steamrolls Macklin

Gennady Golovkin

The question coming into tonight’s middleweight championship fight between Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Matthew Macklin was a simple one: Can Golovkin really be THAT good? Before the first bell, Golovkin could alread lay claim to having the highest KO percentage among active world champions. He also had 7 title defenses, all of them by KO, to lend credibility to ... Read More »

Gradovich outhustles Dib for IBF title.

It was a mauling 12 round fight between featherweights Billy Dib and Evgeny Gradovich; ending with Gradovich taking a split verdict over the more well known Dib. Gradovich often was able to get the best of the exchanges; typified in round 5 which he stunned Dib with a hard left hook. Dib recovered and had his moments throughout the 12 ... Read More »

Kovalev destroys Campillo in three

If you haven’t heard of Sergey Kovalev you’re not alone. Until tonight not many have. But after an emphatic stoppage win over a top 5 opponent in Gabriel Campillo (on network TV no less!), it’s safe to say we’ll all be seeing more of Kovalev in the near future. So impressive was his destruction of Campillo that he may have ... Read More »

Lundy Survives Early Knockdown to Take Decision Over Williams

Lightweight Hank Lundy survived a first round knockdown to take control and cruise to a 10 round unanimous decision over Dannie Williams. Lundy, of Philadelphia, PA got clipped late in round one by a left hook from Saint Louis, MO’s Dannie Williams and dropped to a knee. Lundy rose to survive the round and righted the ship in round two ... Read More »

ANDRADE DESTROYS HERNANDEZ IN TWO

In the ESPN Friday Night Fights main event, former U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade made short work of late sub Angel “Toro” Hernandez; knocking him down and then out inside of two rounds. Hernandez, who was woefully outclassed from the opening bell, took the fight on two days notice when Andrade’s original opponent Derek Ennis pulled out with the flu. Perhaps ... Read More »

Welterweight Prospect Javier Flores Shines In Hartford

Though not rife with outstanding talent, Bulldog Cartel Promotions first installment of “The New Generation Boxing Series” was certainly a step in the right direction. The idea behind “The New Generation Boxing Series” is a simple one: take local fighters, put them in the ring at local venues, expose them to the public and hope the fighters perform well enough ... Read More »

Prescott Cruises to Unanimous Decision over Jargal

Breidis Prescott’s new nickname “The Khanqueror,” ensures that every time he’s announced, fight fans are reminded that he was the man who beat Amir Khan. While Khan has recovered from the loss and gone on to bigger and better things, Prescott seems to have faded into the background and furthered the claim that he simply got lucky and caught Khan ... Read More »

ORTIZ WRESTLES WELTERWEIGHT CROWN FROM BERTO IN FIGHT OF THE YEAR CANDIATE

MASHANTUCKET, CT (April 16, 2011) Forget what you know about Victor Ortiz. Forget what you know about Andre Berto. Nothing in either fighters past meant a damn thing tonight. The heart both men displayed and the way they fought has washed away any negative perceptions anyone could possibly hold about either fighter. Berto slugged instead of boxed, Ortiz over-came knockdowns ... Read More »

Martinez KO’s Dzinziruk in the 8th

Sergio Martinez continued his domination of the middleweight division by scoring an impressive 8th round KO over Sergiy Dzinziruk. Martinez dominated from the outset as he scored well from the outside and easily moved away from the jab of Dzinziruk. By the fourth Martinez began to open up and score more easily. Mid round, a left hand in the midst ... Read More »

Biosse KO’s Samaniego in 3

Emerging super middleweight prospect Vladine Biosse of Providence, RI scored the biggest win of his fledgling career tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena, knocking out former junior middleweight titlist Santiago Samaniego in the third round. Samaniego, despite once holding a WBA title, was years removed from his best (he has only 1 win since 2002) but still represented a significant ... Read More »

Firtha Shocks Grano, TKO’s him in 2

With the upset win over Travis Kauffman still fresh in his mind and his single loss recently avenged, Tony Grano was undoubtedly looking towards bigger and better things for himself in a wide open heavyweight division. It seems as though his opponent, the 6’6 258 pound Nicolai Firtha was brought in as a test to get Grano ready for the ... Read More »

Manfredo Jr. stops Hernandez in a 10 round war.

Say what you want about Peter Manfredo Jr., but even his staunchest detractors have to admit he makes a good fight. Manfredo Jr. comes to fight every time out and though he may never be upper echelon, he certainly will always be fun to watch. His fight tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino with fellow middleweight Angel Hernandez was perhaps ... Read More »

Grano Wins Ugly Rematch With Brown—FIGHT CARD ON DEMAN ON GFL

The first fight between Tony Grano and Mark Brown back in 2008 reminded me that heavyweight fights can be entertaining. It featured big punches, multiple knockdowns and a thrilling come from behind conclusion. It was in short, everything right about heavyweight boxing. The rematch between Grano and Brown, sadly, featured everything that is wrong with heavyweight boxing: Clinching, inactivity and ... Read More »

Alexander Unifies Titles With A Stunning 8th Round TKO

After an evening of uninspiring undercard bouts, the main event between Devon Alexander and Juan Urango delivered in a big way. Two 140 pound titles were at stake: the IBF held by Urango and the WBC held by Alexander. The fight was competitive from the start as Alexander worked behind a crisp jab while Urango, in usual fashion, steamed forward ... Read More »

Manfredo Wins Landslide Unanimous Decision

While Peter Manfredo Jr. may never be among the elite of the division, he certainly looked impressive as he took apart fellow middleweight Matt Vanda over 10 rounds. Vanda (of St. Paul, MN) looked good during the early going as he sunk body shots to the midsection of Manfredo (Providence, RI.) But Manfredo quickly answered back with body shots of ... Read More »

EARLY RESULTS FROM HARTFORD

In what appeared on paper to be a mismatch, undefeated welterweight Orlando Lora (26-0-1 18kos) was given all he could handle from Octavio Narvaez (7-8-1 4kos) whose record was not a good indicator of his fighting prowess. From the start, Narvaez got right into the chest of Lora and began winging shots with both hands. A good number of his ... Read More »

Hlatshwayo Captures Vacant IBF Welterweight Belt

In a rematch of their draw 9 months ago, welterweights Delvin Rodriguez and Issac Hlatshwayo both gave their all tonight at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville Connecticut. It wasn’t surprising that both men left it all in the ring as this time, the vacant IBF welterweight title was at stake. The early rounds were close, with a slight edge ... Read More »

Rodriguez Edges Alvarez in IBF Eliminator

In the featured main event for ESPN Friday Night Fights, welterweight Shamone Alvarez of Atlantic City NJ took on Danbury CT’s Delvin Rodriguez in an important crossroads fight for both fighters. At stake was the mandatory spot for Joshua Clottey’s IBF title but more importantly, a chance for one of the two men to again become relevant in the welterweight ... Read More »

Ross Claims Contender Belt With 4th Round TKO

If last season’s Contender finale was all about who would fall first, this seasons Contender finale between Troy Ross and Ehinomen “Hino” Ehikhamenor was all about who would land first as both fighters struggled to connect with their punches throughout the bout. It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying as each fighter threw a high number of punches, but contrasting ... Read More »

SIMMS PITCHES A SHUTOUT, GRANO TKO’D IN A WAR

Ordinarily a small crowd and two cancelled bouts would seem like the recipe for a bad night of fights; but factor in a full refund and a classic heavyweight war and I’ll guarantee not a single fan walked away from tonight’s card at the Arena at Harbor Yard complaining. The action started out in bizarre fashion as debuting junior welterweight ... Read More »

Godfrey stops Nwodo in four wild rounds

In a wild all out action slugfest, cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey proved that he can be more than just a slick boxer as came back from a 3rd round knockdown to score an impressive stoppage over Emmanuel Nwodo. The fight started badly for Godfrey as the power punching Nwodo scored heavily with right hand power shots that had Godfrey ... Read More »