Lomachenko, Ogawa, Roman, Truax – Winners on December 9, 2017 – RECAP

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America … contributing writer for dmboxing.com since 2008. 

This past weekend, action occurred around the world beginning in Madision Square Garden where Vasyl Lomachenko simply took Guillermo Rigondeaux apart and forced Rigondeaux to quit on his stool.  Rigondeaux moved up in weight and Lomachenko was the bigger fighter, who bullied Rigondeaux throughout the bout. 
 
What was supposed to be a bout between two of the better technician, Rigondequx hardly looked disciplined or technically skill as he rarely could connect on punches much less through combinations.  He ended up holding and delivering low blows, a tactic that cost him a point in the sixth round. Both men had won gold models in consecutive Olympics and this was a bout between two former two time Olympic gold medalist but alas, Rigondeaux looked every bit of his 37 years of age and never was in the fight.  Lomachenko made the case that he is one of the best pound for pound.
 

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video clips of upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Billy Joe Saunders (25-0 / 12 by KO) vs. David Lemieux (38-3 / 33 by KO) WBO middlweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 16, 2017 from Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada. 

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Lomachenko Brilliant … Rigondeaux Quits!

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

The hype was certainly there for a much anticipated match-up between two decorated 2-time Olympic gold medalist  (southpaw) champions, but the hype wasn’t near the competitiveness of the fight itself.

WBO junior light champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (10-1 / 8 by KO) dominated previously unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeux (17-1 / 11 by KO) over six rounds before Rigondeux quit on the stool before the bell rang for the seventh round, reportedly due to a injured left hand.

A sold out crowd at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York and the millions watching on ESPN were treated to Lomachenko in perfection.

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Don Fraser – California Boxing Hall of Fame

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

It has been officially announced, Don Fraser will be retiring from his position as President and Founder of the California Boxing Hall of fame, at the end of this year.

Due to failing health issues Don has decided to step down from this position and will sell the rights to the Hall of Fame, for $2.500.00.

I consider Fraser to be “Mr. Boxing” and with over 65 years in boxing, he is recognized around rthe world as an icon in the sport!

Don was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, and has worked in many capacities in boxing including, but not limited to: public relations, promoter, match maker, manager, publicist, writer, and executive officer of the California Athletic Commission.

Since its inception in 2001, the California Boxing hall of Fame has annually honored the champions of boxing with the greatest of respect and dignity. 

For further details, you may contact Don Fraser at (818) 761-4887 … thank you!

 

RING TRIVIA

I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing.

 

1 ) What are the only two nations to make a clean sweep (gold medals in all weight classes) in the history of the Olympic games in boxing competition?

a) USA and Britain

b) USA and France 

c) USA and Russia

d) USA and Germany

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video pieces regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Orlando Salido (44-13-4 / 31 by KO ) vs. Miguel Roman (57-12 / 44 by KO) junior lightweight bout, scheduled for 10 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, December 9, 2017 from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

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Oscar Mendoza – The Opportunity Arrives!

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

At our local Santa Barbara area boxing gym, Duke’s Boxing and Fitness, we have had many kids come in to learn boxing at its best.

In 2014 one of those kids, Oscar Mendoza walked in. At first he  just blended in with the others, but after a few months owner and former pro boxer Henry Calles and I noticed something special about Oscar. What stood out was his unbelievable dedication and work rate.

But, the thing that really got everybody was his willing to help others in the gym in a positive way to learn boxing. The amazing thing was that he was in the gym every day while working a full time job.

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