Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Bronx, NY - Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing announced today that the New York Supreme Court agreed with Star Boxing, Team Cauthen and the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) over the “no decision” ruling that reversed the original hotly contested controversial decision after the USBA Jr. Middleweight Title and #2 IBF ranking fight, between Raul Frank (27-5-3 13KO’s) and Terrance Cauthen (32-3 9KO’s).
The fight, which took place on January 25, 2007 at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, was seemingly headed to a certain Cauthen win when referee Ricky Gonzales stopped the fight 2:59 minutes into the seventh round after Cauthen was knocked down and out by a massive head butt. Unfortunately, the referee didn’t see the cause of the knockdown, and ruled it a TKO for Frank. This was the beginning of a vigorously contested battle outside the ring, going from the NYSAC to the NY State Supreme Court as both fighters battled for the victory ruling.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Juan Diaz (33-0, 17 KOs) “I thought Julio was going to box me more but he came to fight. That surprised me. I was able to lure him into my kind of fight, a toe to toe action fight. Julio had decent power which also surprised me.
It’s great if Pacquiao moves up to the lightweight limit of 135 pounds. I’d like to show my talents against a fighter of his skills. Pacquiao just fought an older Mexican warrior. Now he ought to fight a young Mexican warrior like me.
“Joel Casamayor wants to fight everybody. He’s an older fighter. I’d rather fight the best young fighters out there.”
Julio Diaz (34-4, 25 KOs) “I couldn’t get started tonight. Juan has a lot of energy. I tightened up when I tried to overpower him. Juan’s a hyper kid with a lot of heart.
“My brother Joel in my corner thought I was getting to hit too much, so he stopped the fight after the eighth round. It was Juan’s night tonight.”
Sunday, September 02, 2007
WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Ricardo Torres successfully defended his title earlier tonight when he stopped challenger Kendall Holt in the 11th round.
Torres completely controlled the fight from the start and never let up. The final round was the beginning of the end for Holt. Torres knocked his opponent down with a left hook and when Holt got back up to his feet, a final flurry forced referee Yino Rodriguez to stop the fight.
Surprisingly, Torres actually thought that he was losing the fight going into the final rounds, the reason why he turned up the heat so late in the bout:
“I was aware that I was down by two or three points, so I gambled in the 10th and 11th rounds. I exposed myself but landed the punches that put Holt in bad shape. He was a tough opposition, and his strength and stamina really affected me,” Torres said.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
NEW YORK – La Venganza! It was vengeance, vindication and redemption for a jubilant Israel Vazquez Saturday night on Showtime. Vazquez stopped Rafael Marquez in a rematch to regain the World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight world title that he lost to Marquez earlier this year at 1:16 of the sixth round in an old-school, classic and bloody slugfest.
The main event of the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast from the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas had everything: tremendous offensive technique; non-stop, two-way action; a touch of controversy; and the contemplation of a third fight.
In Saturday’s co-feature, a World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight world championship, Celestino Caballero retained his belt by unanimous decision over Jorge Lacierva in another action-packed battle (116-110, 116-111 and 115-112).
Saturday, August 04, 2007
DORAVILLE, Ga. - The popular fistic series ShoBox: The New Generation delivered an exciting night of boxing on Friday, August 3 with heavyweights Kevin “The Kingpin” Johnson and Damian “Bolo” Wills in a fast passed, highly entertaining battle that had the near capacity crowd at Far West Rodeo on their feet for part of the evening. Johnson won a unanimous decision with two judges scoring the bout 99-91 and one judge 100 – 91.
In the co-feature, stylish super bantamweight Eric Hunter scored a unanimous decision victory against the much bigger Tyrell Samuel. Two judges scored the bout 79-73 and one 78 -74.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Bernard Hopkins retained his title with a unanimous decision over Winky Wright Saturday night. It was Wright’s first loss in seven years.
ESPN 360 video recap
Hopkins keeps title with entertaining win over Wright
Hopkins wins in unanimous decision vs. Wright
Hopkins wins, but not with style points
Ruthless Hopkins outpoints Wright
Hopkins says he wants to fight Joe Calzaghe next.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Photo: Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor Promotions
CARSON, Calif. – No. 1 contender Paul Williams captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over champion Antonio Margarito before a sold-out crowd of 8,023 Saturday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The event was presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and televised on HBO “World Championship Boxing.”
In other action, Cristobal Arreolla and Andre Ward remained perfect with TKO victories. Arreola destroyed Derek Berry in less than one minute of the first round, while Ward recorded a third-round stoppage of Francisco Diaz. Ricardo Cortes opened the evening by earning a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Spearman.
After Williams dominated the initial six rounds of the action-packed affair by putting on a virtual clinic of jabbing, moving and outworking the popular Margarito (34-5, 1 NC, 24 KOs), the champion rallied in the late rounds to plead his case. Despite the late surge, the judges scored the bout in favor of Williams (33-0, 24 KOs), 116-112 and 115-113 twice.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ undefeated prospect Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk upped his record to 15-0-1 with a first-round knockout of Roy “Bo” Skipper in a bout scheduled for eight rounds Saturday night in New Town, N.D.
Hawk, originally from Thompson, S.D., and now living in Los Angeles, stopped Skipper, from Laurel, Mass., at 2:57 of the first round for his 13th knockout.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Nonito Donaire captured the IBF/IBO flyweight titles with a brutal fifth-round knockout over defending champ and previously undefeated Vic Darchinyan. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Forget the date. Forget the odds. There was nothing “lucky” about what transpired Saturday on Showtime. Nor was there anything “fluky.”
New world champions Joachim “Tia-Joa” Alcine (World Boxing Association super welterweight) and Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (International Boxing Federation/International Boxing Organization flyweight) did exactly what they had to do to dispose of previously undefeated defending titlists “Tremendous” Travis Simms and Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan, respectively, in the co-main events on Showtime Championship Boxing.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ teenage super lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr. won his second straight bout by early knockout, battering and then stopping Carlos Urrea in the second round of their fight Friday, June 29, in Mexicali, Mexico.
The 19-year-old Paez Jr., who now has a record of 15-1 with 10 knockouts, ended it with a right to the head mid-way through the second round.
Paez Jr., who weighed 136 pounds for the scheduled six-round contest, dominated the bout, knocking down Urrea with a right to the head in the first round. Paez, who’s co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, opening a cut over Urrea’s left eye later in the first.