Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years. He is a wonderful friend and has contributed to this website since 2007.
No walk down memory lane this time around as a lot has transpired since my last article.
First let’s take a good look at the upcoming fight this weekend between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo.
This bout will be shown on ShowTime (PPV ) and takes place on March 8 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. It’s also for the light middlweight title.
Canelo is coming off his first loss, but a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nothing to get upset about. No one has beaten ‘money’ yet.
By Tom Donelson / Contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008
Renowed Boxing Writer / Member Boxing Writers Association
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WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS – AS OF FEBRUARY 10, 2014
+200 Lb +90.71 Kg Ukraine CHAMPION: VACANT EMERITUS CHAMPION:VITALI KLITSCHKO WON TITLE: October 11, 2008
LAST DEFENSE: September 8, 2012
LAST COMPULSORY : September 10, 2011
WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine
Ukraine IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko Ukraine
Contenders: WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne Canada
1 Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER 2 Chris Arreola (US) 3 Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA 4 Bryant Jennings (US) 5 Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC 6 Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INTL SILVER /BALTIC/CISBB 7 Derek Chisora (GB) EBU 8 Tyson Fury (GB) 9 Tomasz Adamek (Poland) 10 Odlanier Solis (Cuba) 11 Lucas Browne (Australia) 12 Fres Oquendo (P. Rico) 13 Vyacheslav Glazkov (Ukraine) BALTIC Silver 14 Andy Ruiz (Mexico) NABF 15 Carlos Takam (Cameroon) 16 Tony Thomspon (US) 17 Luis Ortiz (Cuba) 18 Johnathon Banks (US) 19 Mark De Mori (Australia) 20 Eric Molina (US) 21 Artur Szpilka (Poland) 22 Seth Mitchell (US) 23 Malik Scott (US) 24 Kyotaro Fujimoto (Japan) 25 Yazmany Consuegra (Cuba) 26 Sam Sexton (GB ) 27 Billy Wright (US) LATINO/FECARBOX 28 Alexander Dimitrenko (Germany) 29 Francesco Pianeta (Italy) 30 Tony Grano (US) 31 Raphael Zumbano (Brazil) SOUTH AMERICA 32 Johan Duhaupas (France) 33 David Price (GB) COMM 34 Solomon Haumono (Australia) OPBF 35 Anthony Joshua (GB) 36 Erkan Teper (Germany) 37 Amir Mansour (US) 38 Herve Hubeaux (Belgium) YOUTH 39 Alexander Flores (US) 40 Arnold Gjergjaj (Switzerland) WBC INT. CHAMPION: VACANT NA = NOT AVAILABLE Alexander Povetkin (Russia) WBA Champion Magomed Abdusalamov (Russia) *NA Medical Hasim Rahman (US) * NA – WBA Mariusz Wach (Poland) * NA – WBA/WBO/IBF Andrzej Wawrzyk (Poland) * NA -WBA Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) * NA -IBF Alex Leapai (Australia) * NA – WBO WORLD BOXING COUNCIL 2014 www.wbcboxing.com
By Armando Cabrera
(Results from Hawaiian Gardens, California / February 15, 2014)
In the Main Event of a scheduled 10 rounds lightweight bout, Diego Magdaleno knocked out Jorge Pazos in the fourth round.
Magdaleno [25-1, 10 KO’s] of Las Vegas, NV had a good night against Pazos [14-7-1, 8 KO’s] of Mexico. Diego demonstrated good defense as Pazos become the aggressor in the second round but ultimately Diego was able to counterpunch his way out. Next round Pazos wasn’t giving Diego any slack he was fighting a fight when a furies of punches thrown by Diego stunned Pazos and down he went. Pazos did managed to get up after what it appear he would stay down, also the referee made sure he was okay before continuing the fight. The fourth round Diego follow up with pressure and Pazos goes down by a shot to the body and take a knee as the referee count him out.
Another Magdaleno fought in the undercard, Jessie Magdaleno the younger brother of Diego with an undefeated record kept his winning record intact.
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
He was grace and artistry in the ring. He was one of the best pure boxers of his era. He won one world title and failed twice to win titles in two other weight classes. He had class and was a gentleman. He proudly represented the great fight city of Youngstown, Ohio. His name was Greg Richardson and they called him “The Flea.”
Born in 1958, Greg launched his pro career in 1982 winning by a first round kayo. In his next bout Greg was halted in the opening stanza by Harry Lee. Hardly the start of a legend.
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL RATINGS – THROUGH JANUARY 2014
CHAMPION EMERITUS: VITALI KLITSCHKO (UKRAINE)
WON TITLE: October 11, 2008
LAST DEFENCE: September 8, 2012
LAST COMPULSORY: September 10, 2011
WBA CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)
IBF CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)
WBO CHAMPION: Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine)
WBC SILVER CHAMPION: Bermane Stiverne (Canada)
WBC INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION: Chris Arreola (US)
1. Bermane Stiverne (Canada) SILVER
2. Chris Arreola (US) INTL
3. Deontay Wilder (US) AMERICA
4. Bryant Jennings (US)
5. Mike Perez (Cuba/Ireland) USNBC
6. Manuel Charr (Lebanon/Syria) INT SILVER/MED/BALT/CISBB
7. Derek Chisora (GB) EBU
8. Tyson Fury (GB)
9. Tomasz Adamek (Poland)
10. Odlanier Solis (Cuba)
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association