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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Muhammad Ali / Part 6 of 6

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This is the sixth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I have displayed six articles and also included photos of my collectables for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

This is the last of a six part series on Muhammad Ali.  It has truly been my pleasure to share with you my personal accounts of THE GREATEST heavyweight champion in my era of boxing.

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For those of you who have missed any of this special series, you can simply go to the menu on this website and click on the category, Ali , to view each part.

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Muhammad Ali / Part 5 of 6

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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 23, 2010 

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This is the fifth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I will display these six articles and will also include photos of my collectables now through this month of July for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

In part five of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I would like to give you my personal view of ten incredible highlight facts during his boxing career:

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Terence Crawford Dominates Viktor Postol in Title Unification Bout on HBO/PPV

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0 / 20 by KO) scored a brilliant unanimous 12 round decision over WBC junior welterweight champion Viktor Postol (28-1 / 12 by KO) in their 140 pound unification fight on Saturday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was the main attraction on a card that was televised live on HBO/PPV.Z 6

Crawford fought in the southpaw stance throughout the contest and was absolutely the better fighter, dropping Postol twice in round five and seriously hurt Postol in round nine.

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Muhammad Ali / Part 4 of 6

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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 10, 2010

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This is the fourth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I will display these six articles and will also include photos of my collectables now through this month of July for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

In part four of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I will go back to almost the exact time when I started to follow boxing – 1961. It was June of that year and I just celebrated my thirteenth birthday and as a young boy, I eagerly anticipated every boxing match and its results, as I still do today.

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Deontay Wilder Retains WBC Title With “KO” Win Over Chris Arreola … Rigondeaux Wins Impressively

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0 / 36 by KO) retained his title with a stoppage after eight rounds when the corner of challenger Chris Arreola (36-5-1 / 31 by KO) called a halt to the bout at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday night shown on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Fox national television.

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After a slow first round Wilder was in command once using the jab against a squared up Arreola who was content to walk straight in without giving Wilder any angles.  At the end of round four Wilder dropped Arreola and had him out on his feet before the bell saved Arreola from being knocked out.

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California Boxing Hall of Fame 2016

Come join a great boxing event – California Boxing Hall of Fame. This premier boxing event is a sell-out every year and is just three months away on October 22, 2016.

President Don Fraser and his board members do a wonderful job hosting, which honors current and past boxers and other boxing related personal for their outstanding accomplishments. The Posthumous Category honors and remembers the past.

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Sergey Kovalev Retains Title By Decision Over Isaac Chilemba

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBO/WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1 / 26 by KO) successfully defended his title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Isaac Chilemba (24-4-2 / 10 by KO) on Monday night July 11, 2016 at the DIVS Palace of Sports in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Kovalev wins the first three rounds by being a bit more effective and aggressive with his punches. Then he narrowly drops the fourth, the fifth and the sixth rounds to have the bout surprisingly even (on my scorecard) than most thought it would be at the half way mark.

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