Bruno “Aloha Kid” Escalante and his team celebrate his victory over Victor Ruiz – Photo Credit: Rob Quijano
By Robert Quijano
This is not a throwback to the classic Jimmy Wang Yu Kung Fu movie. This is the incredible story of how Bruno “Aloha Kid” Escalanteretained his IBA Title last night with the use of only one hand. Beautiful Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks California set the stage last…
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CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ERISLANDY LARA in the works for July 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas!
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is currently trying to make the much anticipated match between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) and Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs).
The match would take place on July 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas!
Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene: “Now he wants to fight Lara and my hat goes off to Canelo, for wanting to take on a guy who is no question one of the most dangerous 154-pounders with a deep amateur background as well. We are in the final stages of hopefully negotiating that fight and hopefully it will get done.”
Personally I’m hoping this fight get’s made!
Don’t miss “The Battle for the IBA Title Championship at Cache Creek: BRUNO ESCALANTE VS. VICTOR RUIZ” tomorrow night from the beautiful Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California.
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Official Results from Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ: In front of a packed house at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ the Russian Wrecking Ball Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs)* knocked out Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-1, 13 KOs) in seventh round to retain his WBO Light Heavyweight belt live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall shook as Krusher made his entrance. Michael Buffer said of these two undefeated fighters as he announced the fight, “Someone’s 0 has got to go!”
Both fighters were feeling each other out early in the bout while the chants of “USA” came from the nearly sold-out crowd in AC. Agnew, normally a right handed fighter, came out boxing southpaw. Krusher knocked down Agnew just as the bell rang in the second round. Kovalev suffered a cut under his right eye in the fourth. Agnew took Kovalev deeper than he has gone in his last six fights but could not defeat him. Kovalev won via TKO 0:58 into the seventh round. The final punch total: Kovalev 107 of 402 and Agnew 31 for 109.
After the fight Krusher said, “It was a difficult fight tonight because I got the two cuts. One from his hand and one from his shoulder. I don’t like the floor. He has good defense. I found the key – the left to the body. This is very good for me. I was ready for 12 rounds – just to try. He is not a fighter, he is just a boxer. I tried to box with him. I found the key to the body. I found this open place in his defense and my last punch was more harder.” When asked about Adonis Stevenson Kovalev responded, “Adonis Stevenson is a piece of shit. I will fight any champion in my division. I want to get another title. I am ready for anyone. I will be great boxer.”
About March 29:
March 29 features the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title showdown between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21KOs) and Cedric Agnew (26-0-0, 13 KOs) from the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic, City, NJ. The telecast will begin live on HBO Boxing After Dark at 10:00 PM ET/PT with the Thomas Dulorme vs. Karim Mayfield co-feature. The event is presented by Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City. Tickets are on sale now through TicketMaster online atwww.ticketmaster.com or via phone (800) 736-1420. Fans can also contact Main Events for tickets at (973) 200-7050. Ticket prices are $26, $51, $77 and $152. Doors will open at 6:30 PM ET. Undercard bouts will be announced shortly.