(VIDEO) On Saturday, October 18th at the #StubHub Center in Carson, California, Nicholas Walters knocked out Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire in the 6th round. The fight was promoted by #TopRank and was televised live on #HBO.
#DonaireWalters #UPSET #NicholasWalters #ko #NonitoDonaire @thefilipinoflash #boxing #boxeo #sports Video credit: HBO #FIGHTiMAGES
Careful who you pick a fight with…You just never know
ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will present live the 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight title fight between titleholder Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) of Mexico, and former titlist Cornelius Bundrage(33-5, 19 KOs) of Detroit, as part of a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 11, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The show, from the Grand Oasis Cancun resort in Cancun, Mexico, will also feature…
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Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1, 20KO’s) has NO intentions on losing to another “white-boy.” Alright then… ➖
Taylor returns the #boxing ring (HOW HE GOT CLEARANCE TO FIGHT AGAIN IS BEYOND ME) to challenge current IBF middleweight champion “King” Sam Soliman (44-11, 18KO’s) this Wednesday, October 8th at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The fight is being televised live on #ESPN2. Tickets are priced at $89.95, $69.95, $49.95 and $29.95, plus tax and service charges, and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, or through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 4:45pm, with the first bout scheduled for 5:30pm.
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BARTHELEMY DOMINATES SAUCEDO IN TITLE DEFENSE, MARTIROSYAN DEFEATS NELSON AND DAWSON SHOCKED BY KARPENCY SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®
MASHANTUCKET, CONN. — Rances Barthelemy defended his IBF Junior Lightweight World Championship against Fernando David Saucedo with a dominating unanimous decision, scored 120-108 by all three judges, Saturday on SHOWTIME from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KOs) controlled the bout from the opening bell and was the more active and accurate fighter, throwing 819 punches to Saucedo’s 382. Saucedo (52-6-3, 8, KOs) tried to counter, but he wasn’t quick enough to land anything meaningful against the elusive Cuban. Barthelemy, who landed 50 percent of his power shots, employed a diverse attack of uppercuts, hooks and jabs and fought with his hands down and by his side for most of the fight.
“It was a good fight,” Barthelemy said. “Saucedo is a veteran guy. In one moment, I thought I was going to knock him out, but he knows how to make the fight last.
“I want Mikey Garcia. They say he’s the best. I say I’m the best. Let’s settle it.”
Saucedo didn’t win a single round and was outclassed in his United States debut.
“I did everything I could,” Saucedo said. “We gave it our all but he is just a stronger and bigger guy. He’s a very good fighter, but he’s too big for this weight division.”
Vanes Martirosyan won a hard-fought unanimous decision over previously once-beaten Willie Nelson in a matchup of two top 10 ranked junior middleweights, scored 97-93 twice, 96-94.
Martirosyan promised to win this fight for his promoter, the recently deceased Dan Goossen, and he delivered. The contender was able to get inside the lengthy Nelson, where he did the majority of his damage with powerful right hooks.
The pace picked up in the second half of the fight, with Martirosyan cleanly landing right shots and backing up Nelson. In the latter rounds, Martirosyan consistently threw wide shots around Nelson’s guard and opened up a cut under his eye in the eighth. Martirosyan’s power shots were the difference, with the Armenian landing 42 percent compared to Nelson’s 32 percent.
“We had to turn this into a fight,” Martirosyan said. “He is tall, he has long arms and it’s hard to fight a guy like that. Around the seventh or the eighth I thought about [Diego] Corrales vs. [Jose Luis] Castillo and going to war. I knew we needed to dig deep to win this fight and that’s what we did.”
“It’s been a hard week for us. Around round eight, I thought about Dan and he made me fight hard. This was for Dan. I know he was watching me and this is for him. We love him and we miss him.”
Martirosyan’s trainer and Dan’s brother, Joe, agreed: “He asked us to win this fight and we honored that request as best as we could.”
Nelson, who was more accurate that Martirosyan with his jabs, disagreed with the judges’ scorecards.
“I thought I won, but the judges saw otherwise,” Nelson said. “I can’t complain. Vanes has some nice pop and hand speed. He’s nothing special, but I felt he fought me differently than he has past opponents. I just need to keep fighting and keep moving forward and we’ll see what happens.
“It was a good, tough fight. What else would you expect from two guys in the top 10 in the division? Of course I’d like another shot at him.”
In the opening bout of the telecast, underdog Tommy Karpency upset former light heavyweight world champion Chad Dawson with a split decision victory, scored 96-94 Dawson, 96-94 Karpency, 96-94 Karpency.
Karpency (24-4-1, 14 KOs), who took the fight on short notice, was supposed to be a tune-up for Dawson (32-4, 18 KOs) as he climbed back from two tough consecutive losses to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson. But Karpency fought with confidence and controlled the pace of the fight, which was contested almost entirely in the center of the ring.
“I just came here to win, I had nothing to lose,” Karpency said. “I know I did enough to win and thankfully the judges got it right. I know it was close but I won hands down. I came here on short notice and I had to pace myself and make my punches count. I buzzed him a few times but couldn’t get him down. He was running. He thought he had the fight won.
“I believe that I belong in the top 10 in the light heavyweight division. I want to fight the best. I just beat a two-time former champ and I’m ready to fight the best.”
Dawson didn’t throw any meaningful punches with his left hand in the second half of the fight and told to SHOWTIME announcer Steve Farhood that he hurt his left shoulder in the third round.
“I hurt my shoulder in the third round,” Dawson said. “I landed more jabs than he landed punches. That’s [expletive]. They must want me out of the game. That’s crazy. I fought with one arm since the third round. Come on, man”
DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino hosted a 49th birthday celebration for Irish” Micky Ward, former WBU junior welterweight champion and three-time “Fight of the Year” participant.
Boxers from the past and present attending the show included former WBA/WBC welterweight champion Marlon “Magic Man” Starling, 1952 world welterweight champion Tony DeMarco, unbeaten former WBA Interim featherweight championJavier “El Abejon” Fortuna, former junior welterweight contender “Sucra” Ray Oliviera, prospect Luis “KO King” Rosa Jr., and former two-division world championJose Antonio “El Gallo” Rivera.
Promoted by Sampson Boxing, Dominican, junior featherweight knockout artistJonathan Guzman (17-0, 17 KOs), kept his perfect record intact with a second-round knockout of Mexican challenger Ernesto Guerrero (17-13, 12 KOs). Guzman, who is ranked #13 by the WBA and #14 by the IBF, made his US debut.
In a six-round bout, southpaw prospect Joseph Elegele (14-2, 10 KOs), of Winter Haven, FL, rebounded from an eight-round decision loss to Javier Molina, on March 9, 2013, with an six-round split decision victory over Puerto Rican junior middleweight Jonathan Garcia (4-10, 1 KO).
Eighteen-year-old Puerto Rican prospect Milton Santiago (7-0, 3KOs), and 184-12 as an amateur, pitched a shutout in his unanimous four-round decision over lightweight Arturo Santiago (7-9-1, 4KOs).
Middleweight up-and-comer Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis (5-0, 3 KOs), of Wilmington, DE, needed only 1:46 to halt Cleveland, Ohio’s Rick Morias (1-1), in the opening frame of a bout scheduled for four rounds. Prior to turning pro this past February, Davis was an exceptional amateur, compiling a 91-9 record while becoming a four-time National champion.
Philadelphia junior featherweight Stephen Fulton won his pro debut, defeating Isaac Badger (0-3) when referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the fight after two rounds. Fulton is a two-time State champion and gold medalist at the 2008 Ringside World Championships, 2009 Silver Gloves, and 2010 Junior Golden Gloves.
Two-time NY Golden Gloves champion Earl ‘The Flash” Newman (1-0, 1 KO) made a successful debut as a cruiserweight when referee Steve Smoger saved an overmatched Quintell Thompson (0-3) by ending the fight in the second round. The 23-year-old Newman was 55-7 as an amateur, and in 2013, he won the New York Golden Gloves, National Golden Gloves, National PAL tournament, and World Golden Gloves.
Delaware heavyweight Paul “The Machine” Koon (1-0, 1 KO) also won his pro debut dropping Hector “Ready For War” Hodge (1-3) in the opening round. Koon, a three-time PA Golden Gloves champion, National champion and formerly ranked the #1 amateur in the US, dropped Hodge with a right uppercut. Hodge beat the count, but referee Mercante didn’t allow an obviously hurt Hodge to continue.
Paul Koon (1-0, 1 KO), Philadelphia, PA WTKO (1:56) Hector Hodge (1-3), Miami, FL
Earl Newman (1-0, 1 TKO), New York, NY WTKO2 (3:00) Quintell Thompson (0-3), Colombia, MO
Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs), Adah, PA WDE10 (96-94, 96-94, 94-96) Chad Dawson (32-4, 18 KOs), New Haven, CT
Joseph Elegele (14-2, 10 KOs), Winter Haven, FL WDEC (58-55, 57-56, 56-57) Jonathan Garcia (4-10, 1 KO), Watsonville, CA
Kyrone Davis (6-0, 3 KOs), Wilmington, DE WDEC 1 (1:36) Rick Morias (1-2), Cleveland, OH
Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs), Glendale, CA WDEC10 (97-93, 97-93, 96-94) Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs), Cleveland, OH
(Martirosyan retained WBO Inter-Continental title)
Milton Santiago (7-0, 3 KOs), Philadelphia, PA WDEC4 (40-35, 40-35, 40-35) Arturo Santiago (7-9-1, 4 KOs), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Rances Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KOs), Las Vegas, NV Fernando David Saucedo (52-6-2, 8 KOs), Florencio Varella, Argentina
(Barthelemy retained IBF title)
Jonathan Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs), Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico Ernesto Guerrero (17-12, 11 KOs), Aqua Prieta, Mexico
Stephen Fulton (1-0, 1 KO), Philadelphia, PA WTKO2 (3:00), Issac Badger (1-2), Lockwood, MOBarthelemy, Martirosyan & Karpency win on Showtime — Official Results & PHOTOS from Foxwoods BARTHELEMY DOMINATES SAUCEDO IN TITLE DEFENSE, MARTIROSYAN DEFEATS NELSON AND DAWSON SHOCKED BY KARPENCY SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®
Here’s VIDEO of Puerto Rico’s new rising star Félix ‘El Diamante’ #Verdejo’s brutal, third round knockout over Sergio ‘El Cuate’ Villanueva of Mexico. The fight took place last night at the Bahia Shriners Auditorium & Events Center in Florida and was televised on ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate.’ Verdejo improves his young record to 15-0. #TopRank is doing a terrific job bringing this kid up. I can’t wait to see him again❗️
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VANES MARTIROSYAN WINS BIG ON SHOWTIME, DEDICATES VICTORY TO PROMOTER DAN GOOSSEN
Mashantucket, CT – World ranked junior middleweight contender VANES “The Nightmare” MARTIROSYAN entered the top echelon of his division on Saturday night with an outstanding 10-round unanimous decision over fellow contender WILLIE NELSON from the Foxwoods Resort Casino and telecast live on SHOWTIME.
El invicto prospecto boricua Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo conquistó su 15.ª victoria profesional
ORLANDO, FL – Apúntenle otro sensacional triunfo a Félix Verdejo. ‘El Diamante’ del boxeo puertorriqueño conquistó la decimoquinta victoria de su carrera profesional al derrotar al mexicano Sergio ‘El Cuate’ Villanueva en el evento estelar de la función ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ que se celebró ante casa llena en el Bahia Shriners Auditorium & Events Center.
Tras dos asaltos iniciales en los cuales Villanueva buscaba presionar e intercambiar con Verdejo, el joven prospecto puertorriqueño logró conectar limpiamente en el mentón de su rival con un fulminante gancho de derecha en contragolpe desde la guardia zurda, enviando al mexicano a la lona en muy malas condiciones y provocando que el referee detuviese el encuentro a los 1:57 del tercer asalto.
Con el fenomenal triunfo ante ‘El Cuate’, Verdejo mejoró su marca a 15-0, siendo 11 de esas victorias por la vía del cloroformo.
Al finalizar la pelea, Verdejo recibió una visita muy especial en el camerino, nada más y nada menos que Irma García, madre del eterno campeón del pueblo puertorriqueño Félix ‘Tito’ Trinidad.
Doña Irma le dio varios consejos a Verdejo, le echó la bendición como próxima gran figura del boxeo puertorriqueño y hasta ofreció cocinarle el legendario caldo de pollo que le preparaba a su hijo tradicionalmente para recargar energías después de los pesajes.
Verdejo también fue felicitado en el camerino por el joven prospecto de las Grandes Ligas, Carlos Correa. Además, recibió a Sergio ‘El Cuate’ Villanueva, quien lo felicitó por su impresionante triunfo por nocaut.
Se espera que Verdejo realice un combate más antes de que finalice el año.
En el combate co-estelar de la cartelera, el campeón peso Pluma de la NABO, Gamalier ‘Gammy’ Rodríguez se apuntó un cómodo triunfo por nocaut técnico en el segundo asalto ante Martin González.
Resultados de la Cartelera:
• Felix Verdejo derrotó a Sergio Villanueva por TKO a los 1:57 del 3er asalto.
• Gamalier Rodríguez venció a Martin González por TKO en el 2do asalto.
• Esquiva Falcao obtuvo un triunfo por TKO ante Austin Marcum a los 1:24 del 2do round.
• Jantony Ortiz conquistó una victoria por decisión unánime ante Gilberto Mendoza.
• Christopher Díaz venció a Francisco Camacho por TKO a los 55 segundos del 4to round.
• Anthony Mercado ganó por decisión unánime ante Esteban Villalba.
• Nelsan Machado logró un triunfo por TKO ante Stephon McIntyre a los 1:03 del 1er asalto.
• Jovan Perez obtuvo una victoria por decisión mayoritaria ante Berthin Rousseau.
Fotos por: Peter Amador / Top RankFulminante nocaut de Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo ante Sergio Villanueva (FOTOS) El invicto prospecto boricua Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo conquistó su 15.ª victoria profesional ORLANDO, FL –
“It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this…