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  On This Day: Dec 18  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tunica, Mississippi:
Tim Austin TKO’d Bernardo Mendoza in the 1st round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
1998, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Will Grigsby won a 12 round UD over Ratanapol Sor Vorapin to win the Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.
1995, Tijuana, Mexico:
Erik Morales TKO’d Kenny Mitchell in the 2nd Round to win the NABF Super Batamweight Title.
1993, Puebla, Mexico:
Michael Nunn won a 12 round UD over Merqui Sosa to win the WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Simon Brown KO’d Terry Norris in the 4th round to win the WBC Light Middleweight title in The Ring Magazine “Upset of the Year”.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO’d Andy Holligan in the 4th round to retain the WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Stateline, Nevada:
Ricardo Lopez KO’d Manny Melchor in the 11th round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Camille Estephan: "Lemieux’s Next
Bout Will Be In The 168 Pound Division"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - Former IBF middleweight (160 pounds) champion of the world, the Montrealer David Lemieux will move up in the super middleweight (168 pounds) division in 2019. Lemieux was forced to lose several pounds last week. Friday morning, before the weigh in at Madison Square Garden in New York, Lemieux was exhausted and he was suffering of dehydration.
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  On This Day: Dec 17  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Ashmore, Queensland, Australia:
Shannan Taylor KO'd Plaisakda Singwangcha in the 2nd round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Santa Ynez, California:
Ebo Elder TKO'd Courtney Burton in the 12th round - WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
Mike Arnaoutis TKO'd Jauguin Gallardo in the 3rd round - Non Title.
1999, Guadalajara, Mexico:
Oscar Larios TKO'd Saul Briseno in the 10th round - Mexican Super Bantamweight Title.
Leganes, Spain:
Javier Castillejo TKO'd Michael Rask in the 7th round - WBC Light Middleweight Title.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Paul Spadafora TKO'd Renato Cornett in the 11th round - IBF Lightweight Title.
Joe Mesi TKO'd Gary Winmon in the 1st round - Non Title.
1997, Thias, France:
Laurent Boudouani won an 8 round decision over Kevin Pompey - Non Title.
1996, Pikeville, Maryland:
Obed Sullivan won a 12 round UD over Sam Hampton - IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Larry Donald won a 10 round UD over James Gaines - Non Title.
Hasim Rahman KO'd Herman Delgado in the 2nd round - Non Title.
Lamon Brewster KO'd Greg McGhee in the 2nd round - Non Title.

  Canelo Crumbles Rocky In 3  
By William Trillo
With 20,112 seats filled in the historical Madison Square Garden arena, Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) came out and bludgeoned Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KO’s) for just over 8 minutes 30 seconds before the referee brought a grinding halt to the proceedings after Rocky hit the canvas for the fourth time.

Fielding proved to be no match for Canelo on any level. With no outside game to speak of the Liverpudlian had no choice but to fight in close quarters. That suited Canelo just fine. It wouldn’t take long for a hook to the body to start the knockdown parade. Canelo was just too much for Fielding to handle.
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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Canelo Executes Fielding In The Third Round
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTREAL - The WBA super middleweight champion of the world, the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez, fought for the first time in the ring of the Madison Square Garden Saturday evening in New York…. and he will certainly keep a great souvenir of this special moment. Established favorite by… 16-1 by the Las Vegas bookies, Alvarez (51-1-2) kept his world title in beating the British Rocky Fielding (27-2-0) by TKO in the third round (2.38 minutes).
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  On This Day: Dec 16  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Lemoore, California:
Steve Forbes won an 8 round SD over Ricardo Barajas - Non Title.
Los Angeles, Ca:
Brian Viloria KO'd Angel Priolo in the 7th round - Non Title.
Librado Andrade TKO'd Thomas Reid in the 4th round - Non Title.
Hollywood, Florida:
Vic Darchinyan TKO'd Irene Pacheco in the 11th round - IBF Flyweight Title.
Juan Urango TKO'd Ubaldo Hernandez in the 2nd round - Vacant Latin American Light Welterweight Title.
2003, Levallois, France:
Mahar Monshipour TKO'd Jairo Tagliaferro in the 7th round WBA Super Bantamweight Title.
Valery Brudov TKO'd Daniel Rowsell in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
2000, Sheffield, England:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Paul Ingle in the 12th round - IBF Featherweight Title.
Ingle underwent brain surgery after this bout, a career ending injury.
Mauricio Martinez TKO'd Esham Pickering in the 1st round WBO Bantamweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Richie Woodhall in the 10th round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Daniel Santos KO'd Neil Sinclair in the 2nd round - WBO Welterweight Title.
Acelino Freitas TKO'd Daniel Alicea in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Weights From New York City - DAZN  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Rocky Fielding 167.6 vs. Canelo Alvarez 167.4
(WBA Super Middleweight Title)
 

Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Francisco Fonseca 129.4
(IBF Super Featherweight Title)
 

Katie Taylor 134.25 vs. Eva Wahlstrom 133.5
(WBA/IBF Female Lightweight Titles)
 

Sadam Ali 147 vs. Mauricio Herrera 146
Ryan Garcia 134.75 vs. Braulio Rodriguez 133.25
Lamont Roach 129.5 vs. Alberto Mercado 129.25
Bilal Akkawy 167.4 vs. Victor Fonseca 166.2
Yves Ulysse Jr 139 vs. Maximilliano Becerra 139

Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City
Promoter: Golden Boy


  Undefeated Abraham Nova Returns Tonight In Belgium  
Red-hot and undefeated super featherweight prospect Abraham “El Super” Nova will be back in action tonight (Saturday, December 15) in the co-main event of a 12 Round Promotions event entitled “Boxing Night 7” at the Spiroudome Arena, in Hainaut, Belgium.

Nova (13-0, 10 KOs), from Braintree, Massachusetts, will face Madrid, Spain’s Brian Pelaez (8-2, 1 KO) in an eight-round showdown.
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  Undefeated Super Bantamweight Raeese Aleem Scores Impressive TKO Victory In Houston  
Tonight at the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, Texas, Prince Ranch Boxing's super bantamweight prospect, Raeese Aleem (13-0, 7 KOs), remained undefeated with a 5th round TKO against Derrick Wilson (12-8-2, 3 KOs).

From the opening bell Aleem started to dominate the fight, using superior lateral movement, in addition to accurate punching. Although Wilson was game for the first few rounds, Aleem eventually got him out of there with a barrage of punches in round five. The time of the stoppage was 1:53 of round five.
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  Samuel Clarkson Battles Ryad Merhy For WBA International Cruiserweight Belt In Belgium On Sat.  
Uprising Promotions looks to close out the year in significant fashion on Saturday, as Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (21-4, 14 KOs) takes on Ryad Merhy (26-1, 21 KOs) at the Spiroudome Arena in Charleroi, Belgium. Hardware will be on the line in the contest, as Clarkson looks to bring home the WBA International Cruiserweight Title.
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  On This Day: Dec 15  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, London, England:
Ricky Hatton TKO'd Justin Rowsell in the 2nd round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Berlin, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Richard Hall in the 11th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Timmy Austin won a 12 round UD over Ratanachai Sor Vorapin - IBF Bantamweight Title.
Evander Holyfield and John Ruiz fought to a 12 round DRAW - WBA Heavyweight Title.
2000, Montreal, Canada:
Dave Hilton won a 12 round SD over Dingaan Thobela - WBC Super  Middleweight Title.
Sonora, Mexico:
Fernando Montiel TKO'd Isidro Garcia in the 7th round - WBO Flyweight Title.
1996, Chiangrai Province, Thailand:
Saman Sorjaturong won a 12 round UD over Manuel Jesus Herrera WBC Light Flyweight Title.
1995, MSG New York City:
Arturo Gatti won a 12 round UD over Tracy Harris Patterson - IBF Super Featherweight Title.
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd Jesse James Leija in the 2nd round - WBO Lightweight Title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Lemieux vs. Johnson Cancelled
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL — A few hours before his fight with the Bahamian Tureano Johnson, the Montrealer middleweight David Lemieux has been transported in a New York hospital for exhaustion. The fight Lemieux-Johnson, which was supposed to be presented just before the WBA middleweight championship of the world opposing the Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2) to the British Rocky Fielding (27-1-0) Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden in New York, has been officially cancelled for medical reasons.
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  Statement From Golden Boy On David Lemieux  
Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
“The safety of our fighters is always of the highest concern to us,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “Though we understand that David Lemieux is in stable condition, we must always execute precaution when dealing with the health of our fighters, especially since we know the consequence of improperly cutting weight. That said, we have spoken with our partners at Eye of The Tiger Management and have cancelled this fight. We wish Lemieux the very best and know that he will come back stronger than ever.”
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  Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding
Final Press Conference
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBC, WBA, Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) hosted a their final press conference today at Madison Square Garden ahead of their 12-round super middleweight fight. The battle will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at the aforementioned Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN - which, at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial, means new subscribers to DAZN will enjoy the entire Canelo vs. Rocky fight night for free.
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  Weights From Corpus Christi, TX - ESPN+  
Gilberto Ramirez 167.25 vs. Jesse Hart 167.5
(WBO Super Middleweight Title)
Arnold Barboza Jr. 139.25 vs. Manuel Lopez 139.5
Gabriel Flores Jr. 132.5 vs. Edward Kakembo 131
oshua Greer Jr. 117.75 vs. Daniel Lozano 117.75
Mikaela Mayer 129.5 vs. Calixta Silgado 127.75
Jamel Herring 132 vs. Adeilson Dos Santos 132
Ruben Vega 117.5 vs. Oscar Mojica 117
Jesus Arechiga 122.25 vs. David Martino 121.5
Roberto Duran Jr. 145.75 vs. Leonardo Pena 144.25

Venue: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank


  On This Day: Dec 14  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Solden, Tirol, Austria:
Corrie Sanders KO'd Alexei Varakin in the 2nd round - Non Title.
2002, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Joe Hutchinson in the 4th round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Tocker Pudwill in the 2nd round - WBO Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Chris Byrd won a 12 round UD over Evander Holyfield - Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title.
1996, Sheffield, England:
Johnny Nelson TKO'd Dennis Andries in the 7th round - Vacant British Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Andrew Golota was DQ'd (for the 2nd time) this time in the 9th round, for repeated Low Blows in a rematch with Riddick Bowe.
Ray Mercer won a 10 round UD over Tim Witherspoon - Non Title.
Zab Judah TKO'd Jose Luis Torres in the 1st round - Non Title.
Joel Casamayor KO'd Roberto Sierra in the 1st round - Non Title.

  Tevin Farmer Leads DiBella Entertainment
Fighters Into The Ring This Saturday Night
 
IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Tevin Farmer tops a list of four DiBella Entertainment (DBE) fighters entering the squared circle this Saturday, December 15, in New York City, New Zealand, Spain and Toronto, Canada.

Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KOs), a native of Philadelphia, PA, will be making the second defense of his title against former world title challenger Francisco Fonseca (22-1-1, 16 KOs), of San Ramon, Costa Rica, in a 12-round clash on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding Super Middleweight Title bout at Madison Square Garden and live on DAZN.
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  Top Lightweight Prospect Devin Haney To Face Fellow Unbeaten Xolisani Ndongeni Jan. 11  
Top lightweight prospect Devin Haney will face fellow-undefeated Xolisani Ndongeni in the first ShoBox: The New Generation telecast of 2019 on Friday, January 11 live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.

The 20-year-old Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) returns in a 10-round bout for his third consecutive test on the prospect developmental series having barely lost a round while his level of opposition has strengthened over the last two fights. The fast-rising prospect will face just his second undefeated opponent in South Africa’s Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KOs), an unbeaten 28-year-old who once held the IBO’s belt at 135 pounds.
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  World-Ranked Super Middleweight Aslambek
‘The Hulk’ Idigov Returns To Action On Dec. 18
 
On Tuesday, December 18, inside the Pyramid in Kazan, Russia, WBO #13 super middleweight Aslambek “The Hulk” Idigov will stay active with a 10-round showdown against rugged Russian veteran Konstantin “The Volga Cossack” Piternov.

Idigov (14-0, 6 KOs) is a 5’ 8” bull with pinpoint accuracy. This will be the Idigov’s fourth fight this year since signing with Salita. The 23-year-old has been training mostly at the Kronk Gym in Detroit to prepare for his fights and the improvement has been remarkable.
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  On This Day: Dec 13  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England:
Ricky Hatton won a 12 round UD over Ben Tackie - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Jeff Lacy TKO'd Donnell Wiggins in the 8th round - NABA, USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John Ruiz won a 12 round UD over Hasim Rahman WBA Heavyweight Title (Interim)
Cory Spinks won a 12 round MD over Ricardo Mayorga - WBC, WBA, & IBF Welterweight Titles.
Luis Perez won a 12 round UD over Felix Machado - IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Travis Sims KO'd Alejandro Garcia in the 5th round - WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Wayne Braithwaite TKO'd Luis Pineda in the 1st round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over William Joppy - WBC, WBA, & IBF Middleweight Titles.
1997, Pompano Beach, Florida:
Johnny Tapia won a 12 round UD over Andy Agosto - WBO & IBF Super Flyweight Title.
Vince Phillips TKO'd Freddie Pendleton in the 10th round - IBF Light Welterweight Title.
Mauricio Pastrana TKO'd Manuel Herrera in the 3rd round - Vacant IBF Light Flyweight Title.

  Jacobs: "I Want Canelo On Cinco De Mayo"  
Daniel Jacobs is gunning for a Middleweight World title unification battle with Canelo Alvarez in 2019 – and the IBF World ruler says their showdown is one of the biggest fights in boxing.

Jacobs will be ringside at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night as Alvarez looks to become a three-weight World champion when he challenges WBA World Super-Middleweight champion Rocky Fielding – with the Mexican king making his debut on streaming giant DAZN, with the clash also live in the UK on Sky Sports.
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  Undefeated Kalvin Henderson Establishes Himself
As Player In The Super Middleweight Division
 
This past Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, undefeated super middleweight Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson announced himself to the super middleweight elite by stopping hometown favorite Brandon Robinson in round seven of a scheduled 10-round bout that headlined a King's Promotions card.

Henderson diversified up his attack between boxing and mixing it up on the inside that not only opened cuts over both eyes, but closed the left eye of Robinson to completely shut.
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  IBF World Champion Rodriguez
Will Train In Cuba For Inoue Clash
 
The IBF world bantamweight champion, Emmanuel "Manny" Rodríguez (19-0, 12 KOs) and his team left for Havana, Cuba to continue training for his unification fight against WBA world champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs). This is the semifinal round of the acclaimed World Boxing Super Series.
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  Havnaa Headlines Sør Amfi In Arendal On March 2  
Kai Robin Havnaa (13-0, 11 KOs) will headline his hometown arena on March 2 as Team Sauerland return to the SØR Amfi in Arendal, Norway.

Following a hugely successful debut show on February 3, which saw Havnaa blast out Daniel Vencl inside two rounds, Team Sauerland are back with another event, which promises to be 'bigger, better and more exciting'.
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  On This Day: Dec 12  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2003, Homebush Bay, NSW, Australia:
Vic Darchinian KO'd Wandee Singwangcha in the 5th round - IBF Flyweight Title Eliminator.
Tucson, Arizona:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Tony Marshall in the 7th round - Non Title.
Kermit Cintron TKO'd Hicklet Lau in the 9th round - Non Title.
Calvin Brock TKO'd David Vedder in the 8th round - Non Title.
1999, Miami, Florida:
Bernard Hopkins won a 12 round UD over Antwun Echols - IBF Middleweight Title.
Robbie Peden won a 10 round UD over Benito Rodriguez - Non Title.
1998, Frankfurt, Germany:
Dariusz Michaelczewski TKO'd Drake Thadzi in the 9th round - WBO Light Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Rodney Gordon in the 2nd round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Fernando Vargas TKO'd Yory Boy Campas in the 8th round : IBF Light Middleweight Title.
Vernon Forrest TKO'd Ed Griffin in the 2nd round - NABF Welterweight Title.
Ivan Robinson Won a 10 round UD over Arturo Gatti - Non Title.

 

Vasiliy Lomachenko W UD 12 Jose Pedraza
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey

 

Including:
Emanuel Navarrete W UD 2 Isaac Dogboe
Teofimo Lopez KO 1 Mason Menard
Alexander Besputin W UD 10 Juan Carlos Abreu
Josue Vargas TKO 5 John Renteria
Abdiel Ramirez TKO 8 Michael Perez
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  Alexander Flores In New Zealand To Challenge Former World Champion Joseph Parker This Sat.  
Upset-minded heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores departed a week ago on a 13-hour flight from California to New Zealand to challenge former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this Saturday (Dec. 15) in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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  Teofimo Lopez Has Star Making
Performance In New York City
 
Top lightweight Teofimo Lopez scored an explosive 44-second knockout over Mason Menard this past Saturday night at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in a scheduled ten-round bout that was viewed by a massive audience on ESPN.

Lopez landed a crushing right hand that had Menard plummeting face-first on to the cnavas, in what was the opening televised bout on the Vasilly Lomachenko - Jose Pedraza lightweight unification card.
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  Kalvin Henderson Stops Brandon Robinson  
This past Friday night, Kalvin Henderson remained undefeated and he established himself as a top super middleweight prospect by scoring a 7th round stoppage over Brandon Robinson in a thrilling battle at the 2300 Arena.

The fight headlined a six-bout card promoted by King's Promotions.
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  On This Day: Dec 11  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, London, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Ray Oliviera in the 10th Round - WBU Light Welterweight Title.
Taguig, Rizal, Philippines:
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd Fahsan 3K Battery in the 4th round - IBF Featherweight Eliminator.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Danny Williams in the 8th round - WBC Heavyweight Title.
Miguel Angel Cotto TKO'd Randall Bailey in the 6th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1999, Liverpool, England:
Ricky Hatton KO'd Mark Winters in the 4th round - WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Hamburg, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Obed Sullivan in the 9th round - WBO Heavyweight Title.
Juan Carlos Gomez KO'd Napolean Tagoe in the 9th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Tunica, Mississippi:
Byron Mitchell and Bruno Girard fought to a 12 round Draw - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Randall Bailey TKO'd Hector Lopez in the 9th round - WBO Light Welterweight Title.
1995, Tokyo, Japan:
Luisito Espinosa won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina - WBC Featherweight Title.
1993, Dusseldorf, Germany:
Henry Maske won a 12 round UD over David Vedder - IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

  Billy’s Boxing Blog
HBO “Old Yeller’s” WCB
 
By William Trillo

As defined by Urbandictionary.com : Old Yeller
To put something out of its misery. As in the ending of the Disney film Old Yeller, where the young boy puts a bullet between the eyes of his beloved pooch who's gone rabid or old or something.


On a cold and dreary evening in Carson, California HBO unmercifully brought a grinding halt to its World Championship Boxing series. The venue was as empty as I have ever seen it, and the few fans that were in attendance groaned, cat called and booed throughout the entire show. Whoever the dude was that was doing the Donkey in distress impersonation should be commended for his efforts. He alone kept the crowd entertained.
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  Cecilia Braekhus Dominates, Juan Francisco
Estrada & Claressa Shields Post Big Wins
In Final HBO Boxing Telecast
 
Photos: Tom Hogan - 360 Promotions

As HBO celebrated their 45-year history of boxing telecasts, ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus improved to 35-0 with nine knockouts with a ten-round unanimous decision over Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes, (18-5-3, 1 KO), in the main event of HBO Boxing After Dark at StubHub Center in Carson, CA presented by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions.
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  Rene Alvarado Defeats Carlos Morales  
Rene "El Gemelo" Alvarado (30-8, 20 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua was victorious against Carlos "The Solution" Morales (17-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles in a 12-round WBA Super Featherweight World Title Eliminator. Alvarado won via unanimous decision with scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113in what was the main event of the Dec. 8 edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The action was be streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
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  Vasiliy Lomachenko Unifies WBA & WBO
Lightweight Titles Over Pedraza
 
Last night, Top Rank on ESPN (9:12 p.m. ET to 12:35 a.m. ET.) witnessed Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world (according to ESPN.com ranking), accomplish another career highlight. In front of a sold-out crowd, Lomachenko went on to defeat Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs), by unanimous decision, and unify two lightweight world titles in the main event of the Top Rank on ESPN card at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The overall event delivered a 1.4 metered market rating according to Nielsen, making it the second highest-rated boxing telecast in 2018 across all broadcast and cable networks, only behind Crawford-Benavidez on ESPN in October 2018.
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  Hrgović Continues World Title Hunt
With Unanimous Points Win Over Johnson
 
Croatian heavyweight star Filip Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs) continues his World title hunt with a unanimous points win over former World title challenger Kevin Johnson (33-12-1, 17 KOs) last night at the KC Drazen Petrovic in Zagreb.

The WBC International Champion dominated Johnson over the eight round distance and came close to stopping the durable American in the second round with an overhand right landing flush and buckling the Kingpin’s legs.
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  On This Day: Dec 10  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
Chad Dawson TKO'd Carl Daniels in the 7th round WBC Youth Middleweight Title.
2000, Memphis, Tennessee:
Antonio Margarito TKO'd Frankie Randall in the 4th round - Non Title.
1999, Montreal, Canada:
Glenn Catley TKO'd Eric Lucas in the 12th round - WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
1994, Monterey, Mexico:
Frankie Randall TKO'd Rodney Moore in the 7th round - WBA Light Welterweight Title
Felix Trinidad TKO'd Oba Carr in the 8th round - IBF Welterweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez TKO'd Yamil Caraballo in the 1st round - WBC Minimumweight Title.
Jorge Castro TKO'd John David Jackson in the 9th round - WBA Middleweight Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Tony Lopez in the 10th round - WBC Light Welterweight Title.
Los Angeles, California:
Oscar De La Hoya TKO'd John Avila in the 9th round - WBO Lightweight Title.

  Alvarez vs. Kovalev II Lands At
Ford Center At The Star On Feb. 2
 
Their first fight ended with a dramatic knockout that shook up the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The rematch between Eleider "Storm" Alvarez and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev will bring two of the light heavyweight division's biggest names to The Star.

Alvarez will defend his WBO light heavyweight world title against former unified light heavyweight world champion Kovalev on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys practice facility.
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  On This Day: Dec 9  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Temecula, California:
Michael Moorer TKO'd Vassiliy Jirov in the 9th round - Vacant WBA North American Heavyweight Title.
Robert Guerrero KO'd Cesar Figueroa in the 4th round NABF Featherweight Title.
Newark, New Jersey:
Prince Badi Ajamu won a 12 round UD over Greg Wright - Vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title.
2000, London, England:
David Starie TKO'd Alex Mason in the 3rd round - British Super Middleweight Title.
Villeurbanne, France:
Virgil Hill TKO'd Fabrice Tiozzo in the 1st round - WBA Cruiserweight Title.
1995, Stuttgart, Germany:
Frankie Liles won a 12 round UD over Mauricio Costa - WBA Super Middleweight Title.
Tom Johnson won a 12 round MD over Jose Badillo - IBF Featherweight Title.
Zeljko Mavrovic KO'd Przemyslaw Saleta in the 1st round - European (EBU) Heavyweight Title.
Francois Botha tested positive for Steroids shortly after a 12 round bout with Axel Schulz for the Vacant IBF Heavyweight Title. Botha was stripped of this title.

  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
David Lemieux: “I Want To Face Canelo Alvarez,
I Cannot Afford A Loss In New York"
 
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The Montrealer middleweight David Lemieux trained in front of few members of the medias Friday afternoon at the Sherbatov Gym in Laval (the biggest Montréal northern suburb), 24 hours before his departure for New York.
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  Jose Uzcategui Defends Super Middleweight
World Title Against Unbeaten Caleb Plant Jan. 13
At Microsoft Theater At L.A. Live In Los Angeles
 
Battle-hardened Venezuelan Jose Uzcategui defends his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship against unbeaten top challenger Caleb Plant in prime time on Sunday, January 13 on FS1 and FOX Deportes presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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  Weights From Carson, Ca. - HBO  
Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/360 Promotions

Cecilia Braekhus 146.8 vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes 146.4
(WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF Female Welterweight Titles)
 

Juan Francisco Estrada 120.4 vs. Victor Mendez 119.2
 

Claressa Shields 159.2 vs. Femke Hermans 157
(WBA/WBC/IBF Female Middleweight Title)

Louisa Hawton 102.4 vs. Lorraine Villalobos 101.4
Serhii Bohachuk 158.6 vs. Carlos Garcia Hernandez 160.8
Shokichi Iwata 107.4 vs. Joel Bermudez 105.8
Mario Ramos 134.4 vs. Elliot Brown 133.8
Chris Zavala 127.8 vs. Carlos Noe Ramirez 127.8
Rene Moreno 133 vs. David Courtney 131.4

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: 360 Promotions


  Weights From Mexico City  
Antonio Moran 138 vs. Alex Zuñiga 139
Adrian Curiel 111 vs. Daniel Romero 109
Giovani Garcia 110 vs. Rene Santiago 109
Daniel Garcia 119 vs. Hector Garcia 117
Luis Reyes 159 vs. Daniel Navarro 157
Rogciano Guerrero 134 vs. Silvino Hernandez 135
Marylyn Badillo 111 vs. Erika Rodriguez 111

Venue: Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Producciones Deportivas


  Weights From Philadelphia  
Brandon Robinson 168.1 vs. Kalvin Henderson 166.4
Paul Koon 237.4 vs. Cade Rodriguez 293.9
Romuel Cruz 122 vs. Hugo Rodriguez 120.9
Isaiah Wise 155.9 vs. Andy Gonzales 151.6
James Brenadin 139.5 vs. Sheldon Deverteuil 137.1
Travis Toledo 173.3 vs. Ronnie Lawrence 174.4

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: King’s Promotions


  Weights From New York City - ESPN  
Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2
(WBA, WBO Lightweight Unification)
Isaac Dogboe 120.8 vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122
(WBO Super Bantamweight Title)
Mason Menard 135 vs. Teofimo Lopez 135
Brian Ceballo 147.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 147.6
Juan Carlos Abreu 146.8 vs. Alexander Besputin 146.6
Guido Vianello 236 vs. Luke Lyons 239.8
Josh Renteria 142.8 vs. Josue Vargas 142.6
Michael Perez 142.4 vs. Abdiel Ramirez 142.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Promoter: Top Rank


  Weights From Fantasy Springs  
Rene Alvarado. 129.2 vs. Carlos Morales 129.6
Jonathan Navarro 139.6 vs. Manuel Mendez 139.2
Hector Tanajara Jr. 134.6 vs. Robert Manzanarez 134.6
Patricio Manuel 128 vs. Hugo Aguilar 130
Anthony Reyes 121.2 vs. Dilan Miranda 120.6
Joet Gonzalez 124.8 vs. Javier Gallo 124.8l
Luis Feliciano 139 vs. Dakota Polley 138.8
Javier Padilla 121.2 vs. Ernesto Guerrero 122

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Ca.
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions


  Weights From Puerto Rico  
Jeyvier Cintrón 115 vs. Marvin Solano 115
Víctor Bisbal 253 vs. Edson Roberto Dos Santos 212
(WBO Latino Heavyweight Title)
Calyton Laurent Jr. 289 vs. Kenny Cruz Carrasquillo 229
Pablo De Jesús 160 vs. Ronald Quintana 159
David Reyes 111 vs. Raymond Roig Méndez 112
Alfredo Cruz 120 vs. Kenny Julián Agosto 122

Venue: Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions/Spartan Boxing


  Farmer Defends IBF World Super Featherweight Crown Against Fonseca In New York On Dec. 15  
Tevin Farmer will defend his IBF World Super-Featherweight title against Francisco Fonseca at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 15, on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez challenging Rocky Fielding for the WBA World Super-Middleweight title, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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  Tom Loeffler On The Legacy Of HBO Boxing  
Working with HBO for 25 years, Tom Loeffler is in a unique position as his company, 360 Promotions presents the final boxing telecast of the network’s remarkable 45-year history in the sport.

First entering the arena as a noted Southern California based boxing manager, Loeffler worked with four of the most talented and most watched boxers fighting on HBO; Kevin Kelley, Shane Mosley, Oba Carr and James Toney.
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  On This Day: Dec 8  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Oberhausen, Germany:
Vitali Klitschko TKO'd Ross Puritty in the 11th round - WBA International Heavyweight Title.
2000, London, England:
Robin Reid TKO'd Mike Gormley in the 1st round - Vacant WBF Super Middleweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Leavander Johnson TKO'd Sean Fletcher in the 4th round - Non Title.
1995, Mashantucket, Connecticut:
James Toney KO'd Greg Everett in the 2nd round WBU Continental Cruiserweight Title.
Michael Nunn won a 12 round decision over John Scully - WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title.
1990, Ferrara, Italy:
Massimaliano Duran won by DQ over Anaclet Wamba in the 12th round - WBC Cruiserweight Title. Wamba had been penalized five points before being DQ'd.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson TKO'd Alex Stewart in the 1st round - Non Title.
Julio Cesar Chavez TKO'd Kyung Duk Ahn in the 3rd round - WBC and IBF Light Welterweight Titles.

  Undisputed Final Press Conference  
Photos: Tom Hogan - 360 Promotions

The Final Press Conference for UNDISPUTED was held today in Los Angeles ahead of this Saturday’s world championship boxing event at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:20 p.m. ET/PT.
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