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Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain WBO welterweight title

Tom crop Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain WBO welterweight title
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association
In their last bout, Pacquiao landed more punches including power punches and was the more active but it didn’t matter for the judges’ view this as a Bradley’s victory.   Coming in the bout, both men weighed the same, were the same height and thus neither fighter had a physical advantage.
Both fighters kept safe distance and neither fighter landed any big punches except for two right hands by Bradley.  Bradley was fighting a fight similar to what he did with Marquez, allowing Pacquiao to be the aggressor and counter.  In the middle of the second round, Pacquiao landed three left hands forcing Bradley to retreat but Bradley countered with two solid rights to stop Pacquiao rally in a round showing Bradley’s maturity.   During the third round, Pacquiao landed two solid combinations but halfway through the round, Bradley landed three body shots that forced Pacquiao to cover up. Over the final minute, Pacquiao landed the solid shots to the head, but Bradley landed solid body shots in an attempt to turn the fight into a brawl.

Sergey Kovalev remains unbeaten after title “KO” win

Kovalev Sergey Kovalev remains unbeaten after title KO win


By Tom Donelson / Member of Boxing Writers Association


On March 29, 2014 (Atlantic City, NJ)  Sergey Kovalev faced another undefeated fighter in Cedric Agnew for the WBO light heavyweight championship. Kovalev could have been forgiven for overlooking Agnew since he had bigger fights in mind.  Agnew may have been undefeated but no one gave him much of a chance.

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Danny Garcia edges Herrera to retain WBC / WBA title belts

Danny Garcia Danny Garcia edges Herrera to retain WBC / WBA title belts


By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association


Danny Garcia made his return to Puerto Rico, the hometown of his parents as he faced Mauricio Herrera in a title fight.  The card began with Juan Manuel Lopez fighting Daniel Ponce De Leon at junior light- weight. Six years ago, Lopez knocked Ponce De Leon out but now both fighters faced a cross road fight at two higher weight divisions.  Ponce De Leon decided that his strategy would be to knock out Lopez, a Puerto Rico native since he was certain a close decision would go to the hometown fighter. 


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Canelo outclasses Angulo

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By David Martinez
In a match all about styles, Saul Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1 / 31 by KO) battered a game but outclassed Afredo Angulo (22-4 / 18 by KO) last Saturday night in their junior middleweight bout.
Canelo never was able to put down Angulo, but he hit him at will throughtout the fight with acurate combinations. Round 8 was the only round I had Angulo winning on my scorecard, and was the best round of the fight.
The end came 47 seconds into round 10, Canelo landed a hard left uppercut that prompted referee Tony Weeks to have seen enough and stepped in to hault the “one-sided” bout and under protest from Angulo.
The fight between the two Mexican boxers was shown via Showtime (pay-per-view) from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo was guaranteed $1.5 million to $850,000 for Anguelo. The purses were adjusted because Canelo agreed to pay $100,000 to Angulo to raise the weight limit to 155 pounds from 154 because he could not make the contracted weight.

Chavez Jr. wins decision over Vera in rematch and Salido loses title on scale but wins bout over Lomachenko

By Tom Donelson / Contributed to since 2008

Renowed Boxing Writer / Member Boxing Writers Association

In the undercard of the Chavez-Vera fight featured former Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko in his second professional fight challenging the veteran Orlando Salido for the WBO featherweight. As for Salido, he was not ineligible for the title since he came into the fight overweight. 
boxing pic Chavez Jr. wins decision over Vera in rematch and Salido loses title on scale but wins bout over Lomachenko
In the first round, Lomachenko moved but rarely punched and Salido didn’t set any records for throwing punches so this was a round hard to score. In the second round, Salido took advantage of his increase weight as he pushed the smaller Ukrainian fighter around.  

Diego and Jessie Magdaleno win by KO on Unimas “Solo Boxeo” card

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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.

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Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight title

GGG Gennady Golovkin retains middleweight title

By David Martinez

There was another explosion this past weekend other than the Seattle Seahawks. Unbeaten Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his WBA middleweight title with a convincing 7th round knockout win over contender Osumanu Adama. The bout was held on Saturday night, February 1, 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Golovkin dropped the Ghanaian fighter in rounds one, six and seven;  when, finally, referee Luis Pabon had seen enough, he wisely stopped the one-sided contest one minute and twenty seconds into round seven.

Golovkin defended his belt for the 10th time to improve to 29-0 with 26 by knockout.  Adama’s record dropped to 22-4.

Garcia wins an easy victory

Garcia Burgos Garcia wins an easy victory

By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association

Mikey Garcia faced Juan Carlos Burgos for Garcia’s junior lightweight championship.  Burgos started the fight jabbing but halfway through the first round, Garcia left –right combination pushed Burgos back.   Near the end of the second round, Burgos nearly sent Garcia down from a Burgos left hook.   Garcia returned the favor in round three when he hurt Burgos with a big right and Burgos held on for dear life before the referee broke them up. From there, Burgos moved and boxed out of harm way.


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From the fourth through sixth round, Garcia started to gain slight advantages as his punches were showing more pop whereas Burgos became tentative and unable to score effectively.
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Pascal wins battle of Canada

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Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Assc. and Boxing Research Org. 

HBO featured two of Canadian bests as Lucian Bute faced Jean Pascal but before the main event, Mike Perez faced Carlos Takam in a heavyweight bout.  Perez was fighting his first fight since his last bout with Magomed Abdusalamov, who slipped into a coma after taking a beating from Perez.    Many fighters when they have faced with tragedy aren’t always the same after being involved a bout in which their opponent is either seriously injured or dies from their injuries.

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Maidana wins big over Broner on Showtime card

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By Tom Donelson

Renowned boxing writer and author / contributed to this website since 2008

Adrien Broner challenged the tough Marcos Rene Maidana in a bout determining his place in the peeking order of elite boxers.  Showtime began their last card of the year with Beibut Shumenov defending his light heavyweight title against the undefeated Tamas Kovacs.  While Kovacs showed excellent boxing over the first two minutes and forty seconds, Shumenov nailed Kovacs with a solid left hook that sent Kovacs down.

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