Sneak peak at GENNADY #GGG #GOLOVKIN at his post fight press conference.
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#GolovkinGeale ends at 2:47 of Round 3…Winner by #TKO: And still middleweight champion of the world, #GENNADY #GGG #GOLOVKIN❗️
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GOLOVKIN VS. GEALE — Early Results from The Garden
Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will defend his titles against two-time world champion DANIEL “The Real Deale” GEALE, TONIGHT, July 26 from Madison Square Garden and LIVE on HBO World Championship Boxing ® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.RESULTS
Bout 1 —Julian Rodriguez VS. Yankton Southern…
Moises “El Halcon (The Hawk)” Benitez
Phone Interview with Moises Benitez
By Robert Quijano
Today I had the opportunity to conduct a phone interview with highly touted amateur prospect Moises “El Halcon (The Hawk)” Benitezwho is scheduled to make his professional debut August 2nd 2014 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. The card is promoted by Square Vision…
Due to a fractured hand injury suffered by Dereck Chisora during sparring, Saturday’s heavyweight elimination rematch between Chisora and Tyson Fury has been called off.CHISORA: “I can’t tell you how disappointed I am to have to pull out of the fight against Fury, but it is on the advice of my specialist that I have to do this.” “I’m sorry for the fans who will get to miss this great fight…
Daughter of Two-Time World Champion Steve “USS” Cunningham Continues to Fight and is Put on Heart Transplant List
Fundraiser set up to help offset mounting medical costs and accommodations to be close to hospital in Pittsburgh
Philadelphia — America was introduced to Kennedy Cunninghamwhen her father first fought on NBC back in December of 2012 when he faced Tomasz Adamek in that epic battle,…
”King” Arthur Abraham c (40-4, 28 KOs) will defend his WBO World Super Middleweight crown against Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) on September 27 at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany.
“King” Arthur Abraham – Photo Credit: Team Sauerland
Following a unanimous points victory over Nikola Sjekolain May, Abraham will be making a second defence of the WBO title he regained in a thrilling third encounter…
Maximum Capacity in San Francisco (Golden Boy on Fox Sports 1)
By Robert Quijano
Last night was an explosive card of action at the Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco in a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don Chargin Promotions and Paco Presents Boxing. 10 action packed fights that brought the hall far over it’s 1500 person capacity and a warning by the Fire Marshall as it reached 1782 accounted for fans. The night was a night of successful debuts, phone booth action fights, disappointed for some fans and elation for others.
The Main Event showed the Filipino phenom Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta facing off a game Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo. Gesta returned to San Francisco in his quest to put himself back into title contention and successfully defeated Arceo via TKO prior to the beginning of round # 8. Gesta’s ring generalship, elusiveness, and crisp combinations brutalized Arceo. No one could deny the fortitude of Arceo, who ended the fight bloodied and bruised but continued coming forward throughout. The only way that Arceo was able to land hard blows against Gesta was when he began to continuously step on Gesta’s feet, trying to force him off balance. Arceo had the will but not the power. Round #6 could only be described as complete and utter punishment. After round #7 and being dropped by Gesta, doctors at ringside called a halt to the action before round # 8 was slated to begin. Gesta was beyond dominant and definitely looks ready physically and mentally to continue his climb towards a title opportunity.
The co-Main Event of the evening featured San Francisco’s own Jonathan Chicas looking to also stake a claim at a title opportunity. Chicas faced undefeated Emanuel Robles, a leap up in competition but Chicas stated this was the best training camp he has ever had. Robles started off strong pressuring Chicas and backing him up. Chicas began to utilize his right hand as the fight progressed and seemed to land it at will. This was a very close fight with each fighter having their ebb and flows throughout. Robles would start a round strong and Chicas finish strong. Chicas began landing hard combinations but appeared throughout the fight to have issues with his footing. Chicas had slipped twice and the positioning of his feet was very awkward, getting caught inside of Robles’ feet on numerous occasions. Robles began to slow as round #5 was in progress. Chicas staggered Robles twice in the round but Robles finished strong as he began to utilize his left uppercut. Round # 6 found Robles waiting more, trying to counter and in round#7 as Chicas was landing heavy blows, Robles countered with a hard left uppercut that sent Chicas to the canvass. Chicas was definitely in trouble but regained his composure and finished the round with a hard right hand. Round #8, the final round showed both fighters having their moments with a slight edge to Robles. Judges tallied their scores and the results was a split decision victory for Robles. Scores were 76-75 Chicas, and 2 judges ruled 76-75 for Robles. The fight was very close to call and would have been declared a draw, if not for Robles’ knockdown of Chicas in Round #7.
In the opening bout of the night, 7’ tall Taishan from Beijing, China made his professional boxing debut. Taishan was a former MMA/Muay Thai fighter and was facing a former body builder in Alex Rozman. Rozman stood at 6’ 3” but seemed miniscule alongside Taishan. Taishan controlled the tempo from the opening bell and dropped Rozman with a left jab towards the end of round #1. Round #2 Rozman came out and tried to rush Taishan with blows but quickly tired and went to the canvass first with 2 slips (pushed down) and then again to the straight left jabs. Taishan sat on his shots and delivered a short right hand that dropped Rozman for the final time at 1:58 of round #2. The winner by TKO, Taishan. It’s obviously too soon to base judgment on the type of heavyweight boxer Taishan will become but he was impressive in his adapting from a Muay Thai stance to proper boxing posture. Although at one clinch in round #, he almost looked as if he was going to strike with his knee. Taishan brought in the fans, was impressive, and his future is very intriguing with the possibilities on how much he can achieve in boxing.
On the undercard non-televised portion of the night San Francisco’s favorite Nicoya Ricardo Pinell defeated Jamal Harris from Los Angeles via unanimous decision. Harris was a game fighter, taking the fight on 2 weeks notice but waited too much to counter and spent his time on the ropes attempting to “Rope-a-Dope” Pinell. Although he kept Pinell honest, this was a sparring session for Pinell who used his superior skills in the ring to control tempo, land clean and crisp combinations, utilize a strong jab and pound Harris during his time on the ropes. Pinell had Harris in jeopardy during round # 3 and when round # 4 started, 30 seconds in it was discovered Harris did not have his mouthpiece causing a halt to the action. Pinell was not forgiving for the break in the action and dropped Harris with a barrage of punches in the same round. Pinell continued his dominance until the completion of the 6 round bout and was declared the unanimous decision victor with scores of 60-52 and 60-53 twice.
Next up was San Jose’s Andy Vences facing Adolfo Landeras of Mexico City, Mexico. Vences delivered as promised in an earlier interview with me. Vences began the fight using a strong jab and controlling the ring. Landeras continued to back up from the pressure and Vences landed strong combinations. Landeras attempted to mock Vences after he was forced back into the ropes and Vences landed shot after shot. Up to the head and down to the body, Vences was strategic in his attack. Round #2 started much the same way with Landeras attempting to fight back, landing one shot to every 3 blows landed by Vences. At 54 seconds of the 2nd round Vences landed a hard combination that dropped Landeras. Landeras would not beat the 10 count and remained laying on the ground until cleared by the doctor to rise. Vences stomped the ring in excitement, as he set out to do what he wanted. Vences put on an exciting fight with improved boxing skills and power. Vences came over to where I was at the corner of the ring, told me to get in the ring so we could take a picture, and screamed out “I told you! This is why I changed my trainer! Put that in your article! It’s a completely different me!” I congratulated Vences on his impressive performance and he said, “This is only the beginning!”
Other undercard bouts were Arturo Quintero defeating a brave Mario Hermosillo in another action packed fight via unanimous decision. Quinter’s corner did an excellent job at controlling a cut over his right eye sustained in the first round via accidental head-butt. Walter “Wachito” Santibanes defeated Benjamin Briceno by majority decision in a 4 round battle of featherweights. This fight was nothing short of a war with each taking their turns to deliver bombs in their close quarter’s bout. Opening the night was an exciting very close fight between two fighters making their professional debut, Joel Siapno of San Leandro, California and Jesus Sanchez of Fresno, California. This fight had moments of skill, moments of brawling, and moments of pure heart. Both fighters gave so much and the deciding factor was a knockdown by Sanchez over Siapno in round #2. Winner by split decision was Sanchez. Closing the night with the final bout was a female boxing match between San Francisco’s Laura Deanovic and Celene Roman from Ontario, California. Despite her aggressiveness, large fan following, and pure guts, Deanovic was simply overmatched by Roman who won easily by unanimous decision.
This was a great night of action at an impressive venue. Some fighters didn’t accomplish their goals on this night while others went beyond them. The future remains bright and wide open for these young fighters. Protect yourself at all times and Keep Jabbing!Mercito Gesta stays on path to title with TKO; Taishan gets TKO win in pro debut! (PHOTOS) Maximum Capacity in San Francisco (Golden Boy on Fox Sports 1) By Robert Quijano Last night was an explosive card of action at the Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco in a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don Chargin Promotions and Paco Presents Boxing.
Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez – Photo Credit: Al Santiago/ FIGHTiMAGES.COM
Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez Decides to Continue Boxing Career
After lengthy discussions with members of his team, now-former WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez has decided to continue his boxing career.
Determined to return and erase the terrible memory of what happened against fellow-great Miguel Cottoin…