Canelo Captures WBC Middleweight Title with Victory Over Cotto


By Tom Donelson

Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)


The story about last Saturday Night’s fight was that Miguel Cotto simply lacked the fire power to defeat Saul Canelo Alvarez; and while the fight was closer than the scorecards, the reality was that the decision was hardly controversial.

Beginning in the second round, Cotto’s jabs and boxing skills opposed Canelo’s occasional bursts of power.  Canelo landed a left to Cotto’s body followed by a right to the head while Cotto pumped the jabs, some of which were slipped by Alvarez.

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Bob Foster and the Light Heavyweight Division

*** FLASHBACK ~ this article originally appeared on on January 15, 2013


IN MEMORY OF – on November 21, 2015 Bob Foster passed away, may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord … R.I.P. (4-27-38 / 11-21-15)

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By David Martinez  /  Boxing Historian

I consider myself truly blessed to have seen over the past fifty years all the boxing greats. I have written various articles ranking different boxers in their primes, but I feel compelled to write now about a division in boxing that hardly anyone ever talks about – light heavyweight.

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Upcoming Fight Card – Orange County

 Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Fight Club OC
Last Show Of The Year
Two Weeks Away!
What better way to end the 5th year of Fight Club OC shows than by giving So Cal fight fans 15 bouts on Thursday, December 3rd in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center.
With this mega card The Hangar doors will open at 4pm for a full afternoon and evening of action! So come early if you want to enjoy a full six hours of combative sports!
Yes, you read it correct, 15 pro bouts and 80 rounds of fighting and look at the fighters in action:
Nine fighters are undefeated!
Combined record of these nine fighters is 51-0 with 27 knockouts
Long Beach’s Malcolm McAllister looking to go to 7-0 all by KO
Adan Mares back to score another 1st round KO
Ruslan Madiyev looking to go to 7-0 – Ruslan trains with GGG
Fullerton’s MMA 1-1 fighter Trevor Clapper will return to Fight Club OC to face Murrieta’s Edward “Scissorhands” Hyman currently at 2-2.
Don’t forget (weather permitting) to pack your cigar or you can always purchase some great cigars for the Paradise Cigar truck as the cigar lounge will be in full effect on December 3rd.
With the 15 bouts scheduled Fight Club OC will bump up the show start time to 4:00pm.
All ticket prices at $55 and are available at
Thanks To Our 2015 Sponsors!


Thursday – Dec 3, 2015
 Doors 3:45pm – First Bout 4:00pm
 88 Fair Dr 

Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 Products – Holiday Special

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With Christmas just around the corner, here’s your complete menu for all dmboxing products available … I am offering a holiday special of 15 percent off any product and this also includes FREE shipping with your purchase order to any location within the continental United States of America … this special discount price is good until December 15, 2015 … thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing!


White Tank Top – available in sizes small (S), medium (M), large (L), and extra large (XL); price is $11.50 … special discount price is $9.75 Chenee 2

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Bradley and Rios ~ RECAP

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By Tom Donelson

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

Las week Tim Bradley fought Brandon Rios and this would be his first fight with Ted Atlas, who returned as a trainer after years in the broadcast booth.  Atlas goal was to have Bradley use the ring and fight from angles as oppose to sit in front of his opponent and play warrior.  Bradley has always been a good boxer but he also shown to be a tough fighter who didn’t mind getting into fire fight.  This strategy didn’t always work out in his favor even in victory as his tough victory over Ruslan Providnikov showed in which Bradley survived knockdowns to win a close decision.

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Hey Harold!


My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this banner Novwebsite with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at the WBC middleweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds, Miguel Cotto (40-4 / 33 by KO) vs. Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1 / 32 by KO) airing on HBO/PPV, Saturday, November 21, 2015 from the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

(click onto link below to view video)

Bradley Brilliant in “KO” Win Over Rios


By David Martinez /

In a WBO welterweight title fight Timothy Bradley (33-1-1 / 13 by KO) was simply brilliant under the watchful eye of new trainer Teddy Atlas scoring a 9th round knockout win over Brandon Rios (33-3-1 / 24 by KO) at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Rios was one dimensional, plodding straight forward and stepping right into the quicker, more accurate punches of Bradley.

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Henry Calles – next fight

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By David Martinez /

On November 28, this month, our local Santa Barbara boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has his upcoming fight in Los Angeles, California against Lucius Johnson (2-0) in a middleweight / super middleweight bout at a catch weight of 165 pounds and scheduled for four rounds. NOTE: middleweights fight at 160 lbs. and super middleweights fight a 168 – so this fight is in between and agreed upon by both fighters.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for November 2015

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Stay posted monthly to for you complete schedule

*** Nov 4 ~ WEDNESDAY

At Kazan, Russia: Alexander Povetkin vs. Mariusz Wach, 12 rounds, heavyweights; Denis Lebedev vs. Lateef Kayode, 12 rounds, for Lebedev’s WBA cruiserweight title; Rakhim Chakhkiev vs. Ola Afolabi, 12 rounds, cruiserweights; Cesar Cuenca vs. Eduard Troyanovsky, 12 rounds, for Cuenca’s IBF junior welterweight title; Dmitry Kudryashov vs. Olanrewaja Durodola, 12 rounds, cruiserweights

*** Nov. 6 ~ FRIDAY

At Las Vegas (Showtime): Antoine Douglas vs. Les Sherrington, 10 rounds, middleweights; Taras Shelestyuk vs. Aslanbek Kozaev, 10 rounds, welterweights; Keenan Smith vs. Benjamin Whitaker, 8 rounds, welterweights; O’Shanique Foster vs. Samuel Teah, 8 rounds, lightweights; Adam Lopez vs. TBA, 8 rounds, bantamweights

At Los Angeles (Estrella TV/ Pedro Campa vs. Miguel Angel Huerta, 10 rounds, junior welterweights; Joet Gonzalez vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior featherweights; Hector Tanajara Jr. vs. TBA, 6 rounds, lightweights; Eddie De La Huerta vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights; Damon Allen vs. TBA, 6 rounds, lightweights; Alan Campa vs. Fabiano Pena, 6 rounds, super middleweights

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