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FIGHT CALENDAR for July 2015

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***** Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz  / WBO super middleweight championship / July 18, 2015 / Halle, Germany *****

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*** SATURDAY – July 4 ***

At Mazatlan, Mexico: Pedro Guevara vs. Ganigan Lopez, 12 rounds, for Guevara’s WBC junior flyweight title

At Chiapas, Mexico: David Carmona vs. Warlito Parrenas, 12 rounds, for vacant interim WBO junior bantamweight title

At Dublin: Jamie Conlan vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights; Tommy Langford vs. Ronny Mittag, 10 rounds, middleweights; Michael Rooney vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights

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Bradley wins – with controversy at end of bout – unanimous decision over Vargas


By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Other than the last twenty seconds, Tim Bradley boxed in a workman like fashion as he pressured Jesse Vargas throughout the first ten rounds before he decided to box his way to victory over the last two rounds.  There were no knockdown in this event but Vargas landed a right hand  in the final twenty second of the fight that sent Bradley reeling and nearly out.  Bradley regained his legs and as Vargas came close, Bradley held on for dear life. The referee mistaken the ten seconds click for the end of the fight and ended the bout prematurely.  Vargas thought the referee had stopped the fight in his favor but after the confusion, the fight went to the scorecards with Bradley winning 115-112, 117-112, 116-112.

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Hey Harold!


My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights.  Here’s a look at Timothy Bradley (31-1-1 / 12 by KO) vs. Jessie Vargas (26-0 / 9 by KO), scheduled 12 rounds, for the “vacant” WBO welterweight championship – airing on HBO Saturday, June 27, from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Shawn Porter defeats Adrien Broner & other weekend results


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

Adrien Broner faced Shawn Porter in a battle of former world champions and this was declared the battle of Ohio as both fighters were from the Buckeye State.  Broner only loss before this fight was in the Welterweight division against the hard punching Marcos Maidana and Broner lost to another hard punching Welterweight.  While the fight was fought at a 144 pound catch weight, it was obvious that Porter swarming unorthodox style troubled Broner.

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“Philadelphia” Pal Moore

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer for  since 2008

Although Memphis Pal Moore was once a title  claimant and the possessor of a fine record, he should not be confused with Pal Moore out of Philadelphia. In fact, the Pal from the City of Brotherly Love may have been the overall better fighter.

Philadelphia Pal Moore was a member of the famous “Fighting Moore Family” which included brothers Willie, Reddy, and Frank. He was born Paul Von Franzke October 1891, in Germany. He began his professional career in 1907 in Philadelphia. By 1909 he had invaded New York and began to draw attention. By 1910, he had hit the big time. On February 1st of that year he stopped Henry Miers in Boston prompting ex-heavyweight champion James J. Corbett who was in attendance to heap praise on Pal. On May 25th Pal scored an upset six round newspaper verdict over the heralded Jim Driscoll. In his last five bouts for 1910 he twice met Owen Moran losing a newspaper decision and then holding Moran to a draw. He then lost newspaper verdicts to Abe Attel, Harlem Tommy Murphy, and Tommy Langdon.

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Erislandy Lara by “easy” decision … Deontay Wilder by “KO”

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author / Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

Fighters find themselves in a position, how much risk do I take to entertain the public? Erislandy Lara for example had a cakewalk against Delvin Rodriguez as he simply dominated Rodriguez with his superior boxing skills but what he truly needed in the eyes of his promoters and fans was a impressive knockout victory.


Lara simply was satisfied with a win and while he is still the WBA Super Welterweight champion, there was nothing in the fight that said, “ Let see this fighter again.”  The one past fighter that Lara reminds me of is Winky Wright, a smooth boxer who often embarrassed more marketable fighters and he was often ignored.  Wright finally got his chance for a title and Lara has received his but Lara wants bigger paydays.  Lara is the type of fighter that other fighters ignore or stay away from since he not only can upset a bigger name fighter but the amount of money to made fighting Lara pales in comparison to other fighters.

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Hey Harold!


My friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his video shorts regarding upcoming fights.


Here’s a look at Nicholas Walters (25-0 / 21 by KO) vs. Miguel Marriaga (20-0 / 18 by KO) WBA featherweight championship and Felix Verdejo (17-0 / 13 by KO) vs. Ivan Najera (16-0 / 8 by KO) lightweight bout. This HBO doubleheader airs this Saturday, June 13, from Madison Square Garden, New York.

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Amir Khan defeats Chris Algieri – is Mayweather next?

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Chris Algieri punches Amir Khan during their Welterweight bout at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

Chris Algieri has proven to be an adoptable fighter as he moved away from his usual boxing maneuvering and fought an attacking style against the favorite Amir Khan.  Algieri has fought three of the top fighters in the welterweight division defeating Ruslan Provodnikov in a close controversial decision and losses to both Khan and Pacquiao. Continue reading

FIGHT CALENDAR for June 2015

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Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale / WBC middleweight championship / June 6

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*** TUESDAY ~ June 2

At Bangkok, Thailand: Wanheng Menayothin vs. Jerry Tomogdan, 12 rounds, for Menayothin’s WBC strawweight title

*** THURSDAY ~ June 4

At Los Angeles (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes): Jayson Velez vs. Daniel Ramirez, 10 rounds, featherweights; Carlos Morales vs. Emmanuel Gonzalez, 8 rounds, junior featherweights; Christian Gonzalez vs. Darryl Hayes, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Rafael Gramajo vs. Pablo Cupul, 4 rounds, junior featherweights; Pablo Rubio vs. Martin Regalado, 4 rounds, junior featherweights

At New York: Jarrell Miller vs. Damon McCreary, 8 rounds, heavyweights; Steve Martinez vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior middleweights; Dimash Niyazov vs. Ariel Duran, 8 rounds, junior welterweights; Akil Aguste vs. Quincy Brown, 6 rounds, middleweights; Steve Geffrard vs. Eric George, 4 rounds, cruiserweights; Bakhtiyar Eyubov vs. Jason Thompson, 4 rounds, junior middleweights; Dewayne Zeigler vs. Jeremy Graves, 4 rounds, lightweights; Julian Sosa vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights; Michael Stoute vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior featherweights

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