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Canelo Wins WBO 154 Pound Title Belt with “KO” Over Smith

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By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Gennady Golovkin defeated Kell Brook last week with a fifth round stoppage, and on Saturday night Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced Liam Smith for the WBO Junior Middleweight title.

Before the main event, Gabriel Rosado and Willie Monroe, Jr. engaged in a snooze fest where punches were minimal and exchanges a rarity. The best you can say that when it ended, the audience yawned.

Joseph Diaz stopped Andrew Cancio in the ninth round as one boxing pundit tweeted, “Joseph Diaz doesn’t have a real hammer but he has a scalpel and he can cut you up many different ways.”  While the fight was competitive early, Diaz’ boxing skills and punching accuracy proved decisive over the second half.

Diego De La Hoya won an easy decision over Orlandito Del Valle with one judge having him blanking Del Valle and the other two judges giving one round to De Valle.

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Hey Harold!

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

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Here’s a look at the Liam Smith ( 23-0-1 / 13 by KO) vs. Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1 / 33 by KO) WBO junior middleweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO / PPV this Saturday, September 17, 2016 from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

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Hey Harold!

Harold IBHOF pic

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

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Here’s a look at the Gennady Golovkin (35-0 / 32 by KO) vs. Kell Brook (36-0 / 25 by KO)  WBC / IBF middleweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, September 10, 2016 from the 02 Arena, Greenwich, London, UK.

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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

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

NOTE: Jim Amato has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008 . His opinions and input to this website are honest and of the highest level. His expertise in boxing is respected and is at the highest degree. To view all of Jim’s articles – go to Categories section & click onto Jim Amato.

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.

At light heavyweight “Bad” Bob Foster was the sheriff in town. When
Vincente Rondon disputed that fact he was gunned down in two rounds.

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Upcoming Fight Card – Orange County

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Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC  next show is this Thursday, August 25, 2015 / Doors Open at – 6:30pm / First Bout – 7:05pm / Location Venue – The Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Tickets are all priced at $60.00 / Available at www.fightclub.com

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Book Review

Pamama Al Brown

By Adam Pollack / Guest Post

Win By KO Publications is proud to announce the release of Black Ink, by Jose Corpas. Black Ink is the long overdue biography of Panama Al Brown, a boxer so unpopular, fans stormed the ring and nearly killed him in an attack that might be considered a hate crime today. Outside the ring, the leaders of the “Manly Art” were so determined not to have a gay boxing champion that they stripped him of his recognition, without an explanation. But Brown was too good, and eventually fought his way to become recognized as the first Latino world champion. In this riveting book, Jose Corpas makes sure Al Brown is never forgotten.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Ink-Jose-Corpas/dp/0990370380/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470058149&sr=1-3&keywords=win+by+ko+publications

Carl Frampton Edges Leo Santa Cruz in Classic Featherweight Title Bout

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

Carl Frampton came into Brooklyn Barclays Center for a battle of undefeated against Leo Santa Cruz.   Cruz had his own cross to bear as his father is suffering from cancer and nearly didn’t make the trip but he proved to be the warrior in a classic battle between two equal boxers. Frampton B

Cruz hallmark has been high output with additional power punches but Frampton countered Cruz’s power and reach with excellent counterpunching.  In a battle of jabbers coming into the bout, a little over 80% of both fighters’ punches were power shots.  The jab ceased to be a weapon for either fighters.

Cruz did not use his reach to his advantage while lunging straight into Frampton vicious counterpunches.  Frampton turned this bout into a toe to toe battle.  The judges had it a majority 116-112, 117-111 and 114-114.  This was a bout that could have been scored either way but no one will complain that Cruz got ripped off or that Frampton was undeserving since he was the more accurate puncher.

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