Wilder Retains WBC Heavyweight Title With 5th Round “KO” Over Washington

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday night February 25, 2017 Deontay Wilder (38-0 / 37 by KO), losing on all scorecards and all of the four rounds, came back to stop challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1 / 12 by KO).

A right hand that followed with a left hook in the fifth round dropped Washington and when he rose, Wilder continued with a array of punches and landed a hard right hand as the bout was stopped at 1:45 of the round.

At the start and through four rounds Washington was focused and kept the pressure on Wilder at his pace. But it was clear that Wilder was not to be denied in the 5th defense of his WBC heavyweight championship belt and at his home, Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The bout was shown on national television on PBC-FOX.

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What if ? … Joe Frazier vs. Ron Lyle

(Joe Frazier and legendary trainer Eddie Futch … photo courtesy Eva Futch)

***  FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on January 14, 2011

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

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What happens when the unstoppable force meets the unmovable object? Let me rephrase that. What would have happened if Joe Frazier and Ron Lyle would have hooked up in the mid-1970’s?

It is too bad this fight was never made. It was discussed on occasion, but to the best of my knowledge no serious talks ever took place. What a shame. This would have been a thrill-a-minute battle for the fans. Each boxer had the tools and the style to offset the other’s skills.

Let’s start with Ron Lyle. George Foreman showed everyone that a big, strong heavyweight with a decent jab and a solid uppercut could keep Joe from getting inside, while also punishing him at long range. Frazier was game to the core, but Big George showed that Joe could be hurt. Lyle was no Willie Pep on his feet, but he had decent mobility for a man his size. He had a fairly quick jab with some pop to it. He threw a strong right hand but he needed room for it to gather steam. His best weapons on the inside if Frazier did get past his jab were a short left hook and a scorching uppercut. Also Ron was more then willing to stand in the trenches and swap body shots. He would have been quite a handful for Joe.

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Broner Wins Split Decision Over Granados … Peterson Wins Title on Showtime

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Adrien Broner (32-2 / 24 by KO) won a ten round split decision over Adrian Granados (18-5-2 / 11 by KO) in a scheduled super lightweight bout which was fought at welterweight as both fighters came in over the limit.  It took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fight was action packed with both men landing punches throughout. Granados was busier, with a higher total of 683 punches compared to Broner’s 403. But it was Broner who connected at the higher rate of 41 percent, to just 21 percent for Granados. Broner landed more effective punches which were more accurate and telling in the fight.

The judges scores were 97-93, 96-94 for Broner and 97-93 for Granados … my scorecard was 96-94, six rounds to four, for the winner Broner.

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Boxing and Ohio

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 22, 2012

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

NOTE: Jim Amato has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008. His opinions and input to this website are honest and at the highest quality. His expertise in boxing is respected and appreciated by all. To view all of Jim’s articles – go to Categories section and click onto his name.

The history of great boxers to come out of the fine state of Ohio is rich and glorious. Many came well before my time. Jimmy Bivins and Johnny Risko. Joey Maxim, Paul Pirrone and the great Ezzard Charles. Need I go on?

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Current Champions

 

Every three months on a quarterly basis dmboxing.com offers this feature – the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective recognized world title belt organization. Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in following format: win-losses-draws-no contest (knockout wins) and the date of winning title. 

 *** As of February 17, 2017 ***

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO The Ring Lineal
vacant Deontay Wilder
 United States
37–0–0–0 (36)
January 17, 2015
Anthony Joshua
 United Kingdom
18–0–0–0 (18)
April 9, 2016
Joseph Parker
 New Zealand
22–0–0–0 (18)
December 10, 2016
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015

 

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Eddie Ramirez Stops Ryan Karl in Super Lightweight Battle of Unbeatens

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 two up and coming, undefeated, prospects met at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi in a super lightweight slugfest – Eddie Ramirez (16-0 / 11 by KO) won by TKO after Ryan Karl (13-1 / 9 by KO) after Karl didn’t answer the bell for the 10th and final round.

The bout was competitive, but it was Ramirez who had the edge using the jab and landing effective body shots against the aggressor Karl; who appeared over anxious at times and not landing the cleaner punches.

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Dub Harris R.I.P.

 Johnny Ortiz, Dub Harris, David Martinez
( photo taken October 18, 2002 )
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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing on July 21, 2011 … In Memory of Dub Harris (R.I.P.) I am re-posting in his honor.

 

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last month the boxing world lost a friend, Maurice “Dub” Harris, who passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011 at the age of 94. He was a highly decorated veteran of the United States Army serving in both World War II and the Korean War.

Dub, along with Everett Sanders (original founder), Charlie Casas, and Gordon Del Faro, was one of the charter members of the World Boxing Hall of Fame that started in 1980. Dub served five terms as president (1982), (1985), (1989-1990), (1995-1996), (1997-1998). Dub remained active as Chairman of the Board and President’s Advisor until failing health in 2005 forced him to depart the World Boxing Hall of Fame after twenty five years of dedicated service with the goal to always strive for excellence.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for February 2017

(WBC Featherweight Championship / Saturday, February 18)

 

(WBC Heavyweight Championship / Saturday, February 25)

 

Stay tuned to dmboxing.com each month for your complete boxing schedule

 

***** February 2 / THURSDAY

At Tunica, Miss. (PBC on FS1/Fox Deportes):

Sammy Vasquez Jr. vs. Luis Collazo, 10 rounds, welterweights

Yordenis Ugas vs. Levan Ghvamichava, 10 rounds, welterweights

Ryan Karl vs. Eddie Ramirez, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

Jose Borrego vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior welterweights

Michael Seals vs. Dennis Sharp, 8 rounds, light heavyweights

Justin Jones vs. Rodney Moore, 6 or 8 rounds, heavyweights

Jean Pierre Augustin vs. Danny Phippen, 6 or 8 rounds, heavyweights

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