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Joshua Defeats Parker, Unifies WBA/IBF/WBO Heavyweight Belts

 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America, and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008.
 
Anthony Joshua faced Joseph Parker in yet another big heavyweight bout, occurring after three weeks fight when Deontay Wilder stopped Luis Ortiz in a thrilling bout that saw Wilder championship nearly derailed in the seventh round as Ortiz nearly knocked him out.  A tenth round knockout preserve his championship.
 
When I grew up, the heavyweight was the glorious division and from the Ali era through Lennox Lewis we saw two different golden era of the heavyweight division, the first being Ali era from 1964 through 1978 when Ali won his original title before Joe Frazier defeated him in the fight of the century before George Foreman won the title from Frazier.   When Ali defeated Frazier and Holmes began the heavyweight champion after Ali first retirement and defeated Ali in his comeback.  The first golden era ended when Holmes defeated Gerry Cooney and after a short break, the second golden era truly began when Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe fought for the Heavyweight championship with Mike Tyson.
 

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

April 5th Fight Club OC Show / Just Two Weeks Away / Only A Few Tickets Remain

In two weeks OC fight fans will be treated to equal parts pro mixed martial arts and equal parts pro boxing as Fight Club OC presents six solid bouts on Thursday, April 5th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Roy Englebrecht Productions .

After the February 15th show sellout including all 50 Standing Room Only tickets sold, fans should order tickets right now to be guaranteed a seat for the April 5th show that will include the debut of top amateur stars Lisa Mauldin of Fontana and Amanda Jones of Los Angeles, who will face each other in their pro MMA debuts.

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Jose Napoles — Was He Too Good For His Own Good?

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 7, 2008 

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer 

The late 1960’s and early 1970’s produced some of the finest, most
dominant champions ever. While Ali, Frazier and Foreman were taking turns
ruling the heavyweights, other divisions found themselves under the
supreme rule of a certain superior boxer.

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Wilder KO’s Ortiz – Retains WBC Heavyweight Title

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Every boxing champion finds that one moment when the belt is on the line and your opponent has you on the rope, it is that moment in which the boxer must dig deep to win or lose the belt.  In the seventh round, Deontay Wilder faced that moment with thirty second left in the round.  Over the previous two rounds, Wilder took control of the fight so it appeared as he knocked Luis Ortiz down in the fifth and dominated the sixth.  He was looking to end the fight and nailed Ortiz with a solid right but then out of nowhere, Ortiz landed a right hand hook from his southpaw stance and suddenly Wilder looked stunned as he reeled backward.  Ortiz jumped on Wilder with three solid lefts and Wilder attempted to wrap the Cuban fighter.  Wilder survived the barrage but it was obvious that as he went back to the corner, he was a battered fighter with his title in jeopardy. 

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Hey Harold!

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

Here’s a look at Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1 / 27 by KO) vs. Igor Mikhalkin (21-1 / 9 by KO) WBO light heavyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds and Dmitry Bivol (12-0 / 10 by KO ) vs. Sullivan Barrera (21-1 / 14 by KO) WBA light heavyweight, scheduled for 12 rounds  … both title fights airing on HBO Saturday, March 3, 2018 from The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.

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Hey Harold!

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

Here’s a look at Srisaket Sor Rungvisal (44-4-1 / 40 by KO) vs. Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2 / 25 by KO) WBC super flyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, February 24, 2018 from the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles, California.

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The Welterweight Division is Stacked High

Welterweight (147 lbs) Division 
WBC WBA IBF WBO
Keith Thurman
Keith Thurman
Lucas Matthysse
Errol Spence Jr. Jeff Horn
1. Shawn Porter
2. Danny Garcia
3. Manny Pacquiao
4. Jessie Vargas
5. Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo
6. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
7. Ray Robinson
8. Konstantin Ponomarev
9. Brandon Rios
10. Adrian Granados
11. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
12. Bradley Skeete
13. Jamal James
14. Ahmed El Mousaoui
15. Kerman Lejarraga
1. Danny Garcia
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Jessie Vargas
4. Jamal James
5. David Avanesyan
6. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
7. Kerman Lejarraga
8. Fabian Maidana
9. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
10. Samuel Vargas
11. Zhankozh Turarov
12. Valentyn Golovko
13. Konstantin Ponomarev
14. Alexander Besputin
15. Ivan Matute
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Carlos Ocampo
4. Jessie Vargas
5. Bradley Skeete
6. Devon Alexander
7. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
8. Keita Obara
9. Konstantin Ponomarev
10. Rashidi Ellis
11. Ray Robinson
12. Zhankhozh Turarov
13. Carlos Molina
14. Yordenis Ugas
15. Laszlo Toth
1. Terence Crawford
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Bradley Skeete
4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
5. Giovanni Santillan
6. Keita Obara
7. Taras Shelestyuk
8. Carlos Ocampo
9. Sammy Valentin
10. Stephen Danyo
11. Gabriel Angel Ledesma
12. Custio Calyton
13. Konstantin Ponomarev
14. Ray Robinson
15. Mikka Shonena

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

Our mutual friend Rusty Rubin (R.I.P) Ring Sports Magazine was instrumental in connecting Tom to dmboxing.com back in 2008 and his expertise is much appreciated by all – thank you!

The welterweight is where the action is as the division is filled with great fighters who are very even in talent.  Keith Thurman beat Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia in close bouts while Porter also lost another close decision to Kell Brook who lost to undefeated Errol Spence.  Spence most recent pasting of Lament Peterson showed that Spence may be the best of the Welterweights but you can’t forget Terrance Crawford who is moving up after cleaning out the junior welterweights.

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