Category Archives: Recent Fights

Viktor Postol and Adrien Broner win junior welterweight titles

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By David Martinez /

Last Saturday night featured two junior welterweight title fights. On HBO, Viktor Postal (28-0 / 12 by KO) captured the vacant WBC title over Lucas Matthysse (37-4 / 34 by KO). On Showtime, Adrien Broner (31-2 / 23 by KO) captured the vacant WBA title over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2 / 9 by KO).

In what I consider a mild upset, Viktor Postal outboxed and outpunched Lucas Matthysse before knocking him out in round ten.  The fight took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Wilder retains WBC title over Duhaupas by TKO 11


By David Martinez /

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0 / 34 by KO) successfully defended his title with an eleventh round stoppage over a rugged Johann Duhaupas (32-3 / 20 by KO) in his home state of (Birmingham) Alabama.


Although Duhaupas pressed the action, it was the harder hitting Wilder scoring in every round with bigger punches.

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Saturday Night at The Fights

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By David Martinez /
An exciting, entertaining, and action packed night of boxing was at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California on September 19, 2015.

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All Star Boxing is promoted by Ed Holmes, with Danny Lujan assisting on the floor. Ed has successfully been staging professional boxing shows in the Southern California area for 16 years. He strives to give fight fans the best in boxing, and I can personally attest that he accomplishes this and then some.

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Floyd says good-bye

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

Floyd Mayweather wins his 49th without a lost as he simply took Berto apart, not that this was not predicated.  The best one could hope for going into this match was for Mayweather to act his age and maybe Berto strike lightening but alas, it did not happen.

Mayweather simply boxed around Berto and at times, Berto seemed mesmerized by Mayweather who seemed to hit Berto whenever he wanted and Berto had enough trouble finding much to hit.  As for the fight itself, it was even more one sided as the one-sided scorecards 120-108, 118-110, 117-111.  I suspect that two of judges gave Berto rounds for simply showing up but it was hard to give any rounds to Berto other than out of sympathy.

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Mayweather unanimous decision over Berto, in final fight of career

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By David Martinez /

I didn’t actually watch the fight LIVE as did others, as I knew it would be a predictable cake walk decision win for Mayweather, and it was.  But – I did watch it delayed tape next day.

WBC / WBA  welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (49-0 / 26 by KO) easily outpointed Andre Berto (30-4 / 23 by KO) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

With his victory, at age 38, Mayweather tied the unbeaten 49-0 ring record of the great Rocky Marciano.

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Leo Santa Cruz wins majority decision over Abner Mares

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By David Martinez /

I have seen my share of fights that have taken place regarding who is the best fighter in the city Los Angeles between either two Mexican-born or American-born fighters that residing in the southern California area.  Mando Ramos vs. Raul Rojas, Jerry Quarry vs. Joey Orbillo, Bobby Chacon vs. Danny Lopez, Carlos Palomino vs. Armando Muniz,  Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley are just a few that come to mind.

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Last Saturday another Los Angeles “natural” came to the Staples Center.  Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1 / 17 by KO) remained unbeaten with an impressive 12 round majority decision over Abner Mares (29-2-1 / 15 by KO).

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Garcia dominates Malignaggi in workman like fashion … 9th round stoppage

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By Tom Donelson (BWAA) Member of Boxing Writers Association of America and has contributed to since 2008

Danny Garcia faced the veteran Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi, who has spent as much as time behind mike as he has in the ring in the last few years.  Malignaggi biggest advantage going against the heavy favorite Garcia was his boxing skills but at 34, how much did he have left?

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Kovalev by “KO” over Mohammedi … Pascal wins “disputed” decision over Gonzalez

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By David Martinez /

Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1 / 25 by KO) defended IBF/WBO/WBA his light heavyweight titles with ease over Nadjib Mohammedi (37-4 / 23 by KO) by a third round knockout.

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The bout was never in doubt from the opening bell, as the unbeaten Kovalev dominated every second of every minute of every round.  Kovalev dropped Mohammedi with a series of right hands in round two and finished him with right / left combination in round three.

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Chavez Jr. wins by decision over Reyes


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

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. biggest problem is his last name and heritage.  If he was Julio Ramirez and didn’t have a famous Hall of Fame fighter as a father, we would say that he is a good fighter, a contender and note that he held for a brief time, a piece of the Middleweight championship.  The reality is that being Chavez Jr. is a curse since we expect so much more and certainly seeing him losing to Andrzej Fonfara by not coming out for the tenth round was a stunner for those who remember his father for the warrior he was.

Marco Reyes was picked as the comeback fight for obvious reason, he was a natural Middleweight who had not fight the quality of opposition Chavez has and from the first round, it was obvious that while Reyes knocked out 24 fighters in his 33 wins;  that his punch did not match Chavez’s power at Super Middleweight. And Chavez did came in overweight; leaving many questioning how does a fighter who supposedly trained like he never before and sparred 100 rounds under the guidance of Robert Garcia, come in overweight?


The first round saw Chavez retreating almost the entire round until near the end before he unleashed his first offensive volley. From the second round through the fifth round, Chavez put the pressure on and while Reyes would box and connect on combinations; it was Chavez who would take control of the round with his piston like jab followed by left hooks and right hands. Throughout the sixth round, Reyes boxed his way as he landed combinations and Chavez didn’t use the jab or punch his way. Chavez tried to steal the round with a four punch volley at the end of the round. Showtime Steve Farhood had Chavez ahead halfway through by 58-56.

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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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