Monday, September 03, 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.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Not a lot on the whole news front today but there’s still some interesting notes…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- One of Shane Mosley’s next opponents may very well be Miguel Cotto. Cotto’s scheduled June bout against Antonio Margarito is now all but officially cancelled since Margarito signed a contract to face WBO mandatory challenger Paul Williams.
- It seems that Bernard Hopkins is picking his fellow Golden Boy Promotions associate, Oscar De La Hoya to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May…
“Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather will be the first time in history that a fighter’s name gets changed after the fight, from Pretty Boy to Ugly Boy. I’m just telling you how I feel. The opposite of pretty is ugly. There ain’t no in-between. I’m just telling what’s going to happen,” Hopkins said.
- Hasim Rahman has pledged to donate a percentage of the rest of his career earnings to the family of an injured Baltimore detective who was struck by a vehicle driven by Rahman’s brother Karim during a chase from police in which Karim also robbed a convenience store.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Comebacking former two-time world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be in Miami for Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears.
“I am very excited about the game and looking forward to seeing it live,” the ex-World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight titleholder said. “This will be my second Super Bowl. I also went to the big game in Houston in 2004.’’
Friday, November 17, 2006
One week after being released from a prison in Spain, WBO Featherweight Champion Scott Harrison has been cleared to fight and possibly defend his title against Nicky Cook on December 9th.
The fight is still officially cancelled until the WBO says otherwise however.
“We are still waiting on some bits and pieces including things like blood tests, but that apart, Scott has come through his medical with flying colors,” said the fighter’s lawyer, Massimo Franchi. “So it has now been clarified by medics that he is fit to box.
“He has undergone a physical and a psychiatric examination and he is in good shape, physically and mentally. After talking to the WBO and explaining the situation, I’m now more optimistic that the fight will go ahead.”