About every three months, dmboxing.com runs this feature – which is the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective recognized title belt organization. Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in the following format: win-losses-draws- no contest (knockout wins) and date of winning title.
+++ (as of: February 8, 2016) +++
Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)
Continue reading Current Champions
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IBF/WBA Junior Featherweight Unification … Carl Frampton (21-0 / 14 by KO) vs. Scott Quigg (31-0-2 / 23 by KO) … on Showtime … Saturday, February 27, 2016 … from Manchester, England
***** FRIDAY ~ Feb. 5
At Indio, Calif. (Estrella TV/RingTV.com): Randy Caballero vs. Ruben Garcia, 10 rounds, junior featherweights Frankie Gomez vs. Silverio Ortiz, 10 rounds, welterweights; Hector Tanajara Jr. vs. Clay Burns, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Rocco Santomuro vs. Jose Estrella, 6 rounds, bantamweights; Neeco Macias vs. Paul Mpendo, 6 rounds, junior middleweights; Alberto Fundora vs. Cesar Ruiz, 4 rounds, super middleweights; Jesus Sanchez vs. Gibran Gutierrez, 4 rounds, welterweights; Shane Mosley Jr. vs. Daniel Henry, 4 rounds, middleweights
At Bangkok, Thailand: Knockout CP Freshmart vs. Carlos Buitrago, 12 rounds, for CP Freshmart’s WBA interim strawweight title
Continue reading FIGHT CALENDAR for February 2016
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC
Presents their first show of 2016
on Thursday, February 18th
Continue reading Upcoming Fight Card – Orange County
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short video links regarding upcoming fights.
Here’s a look at the IBF/WBO/WBA Light Heavyweight Championship, Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1 / 25 by KO) vs. Jean Pascal (30-3-1 / 17 by KO) scheduled for 12 rounds, airing on HBO this Saturday, January 30, 2016 from Montreal, Canada.
Continue reading Hey Harold!
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Member Boxing Writers Association of America
The Welterweights may be boxing deepest division and it certainly has it shares of promotable fighters. Danny Garcia faced off against Robert “the Ghost” Guerrero for the WBC welterweight championship. Robert Guerrero started out fast as he pressed the action with solid body shots and straight lefts to the head. Garcia forced Garcia to retreat over the first four rounds but by the fifth round, Garcia figured out the Guerrero riddle. Garcia started to control the bout from this point as he punished Guerrero with series of punishing right hands and from there, Garcia more accurate punches marked up Guerrero’s face.
Through the second half of the fight, Garcia landed quick sharp rights and left hooks to the body and head as he moved backward from Guerrero’s pressure which became less effectual as the fight wore on. The twelfth war was all action as both men went after each other. Garcia was declared the winner by 116-112 margins by all three judges. (I had the fight 115-113)
Continue reading Danny Garcia captures vacant WBC welterweight title with win over Robert Guerrero
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
Contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008
Gerry Cooney and Chuck Wepner…What an interesting match up that may have been. Gerry could whack but Chuck could sure take it. Size wise they match up fairly well. Gerry had the better skills but if Chuck got inside he knew how to rough house. Unless Gerry could take Chuck out early or at least get his respect, it might have been a long night for Gerry. The longer the fight went the better I like Chuck’s chances.
I wish Gerry would have fought better competition on the way up. Beating faded fighters like Jimmy Young, Ron Lyle and Ken Norton looked good on paper but did little to test him. I feel that Young, Lyle or Norton in their prime could have beat Gerry.
Continue reading DREAM FIGHT: Gerry Cooney vs. Chuck Wepner
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— Jan. 9 — SATURDAY
At Offenburg, Germany: Vincent Feigenbutz vs. Davide De Carolis, 12 rounds, for Feigenbutz’s WBA interim super middleweight title
At Valencia, Spain: Evgeny Gradovich vs. TBA, 8 or 10 rounds, featherweights
At Shawnee, Okla.: Bo Gibbs Jr. vs. Delray Raines, 10 rounds, middleweights
— Jan. 12 — TUESDAY
At San Antonio (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes): Miguel Flores vs. Mario Briones, 10 rounds, featherweights
Continue reading FIGHT CALENDAR for January 2016
By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
Does the idea of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 get the pulse pumping? Well on April 9th, Bradley-Pacquiao 3 happens. This will be a fun fight as both fighters have fought two good fights before but somehow the public will be asking, why? Simply because this is the biggest potential for money and a victory over Bradley might entice Mayweather to a rematch but this may be wishful thinking on Pacquiao part. Bradley looked good in his last fight over Rios and with Ted Atlas working in his corner to sharpen their boxing skills.
Gennady Golovkin may fight Billy Joe Saunders for Saunders’ title along with Triple G’s belts. The ultimate goal is to have the big bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for probably biggest fight of 2016.
Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2016
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
This was a young man that had world champion written all over him. He had all the potential in the world to have become a boxing superstar. He did achieve the status of world titleholder due to the fragmented title system of the day but I thought he would have accomplished so much more. Only Tony Ayala Jr. in that era disappointed me more. What a great fighter Matthew Hilton could have been.
He defeated former middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo to win his nineteenth straight victory. In win number twenty he demolished the great Wilfred Benitez in nine brutal rounds. What a future was ahead for Matthew Hilton or was it?
Continue reading Matthew Hilton … A Career Un-Fulfilled
The following article was written by Steve Corbo and originally published in Fra Noi, Vol. 55, Issue 12, December 2015. Reprinted here with permission of Fra Noi. www.franoi.com Copyright 2015.
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