Author: Frances Cruz

Dorticos And Kudryashov Square Off On September 23rd In Quarter-Finals Of World Boxing Super Series

The World Boxing Super Series will make its way to the United States for the first time this week when WBA champion Yunier Dorticos (21-0) and Russian brawler Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1) square off in the quarter-finals on Saturday, September 23rd from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This is an intriguing match-up, as both men hold extensive amateur records but stem from...

Smith Gets Unanimous Decision Victory Over Skoglund And Advances To World Boxing Super Series Semi-Finals

Undefeated British contender Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) was awarded the vacant WBC Super-Middleweight Diamond belt after earning a unanimous decision win over Sweden's Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) in the super-middleweight premiere of the World Boxing Super Series from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Smith had the hometown advantage and was certainly the favorite, but it proved to be...

Usyk Gets 10th-Round TKO Win Over Huck

Undefeated cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk retained his WBO title after stopping Marco Huck in the 10th round of Saturday's opening bout for the World Boxing Super Series in Berlin, Germany. This win propels Usyk to the semi-finals of the tournament. In the lead-up to the fight, Huck shoved Usyk at an intense final press conference, but it was Usyk who had the last laugh....

World Boxing Super Series Opens With Usyk vs Huck

This weekend kicks off the World Boxing Super Series, a bracket-style elimination tournament promoted by Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports and Kalle Sauerland of Sauerland Promotions.  Schaefer and Sauerland teamed up with event promoter Comosa AG to launch the first tournament of its kind, which consists of two eight-man, single-elimination tournaments in the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions. The four quarter-final fights take place...

Mayweather Earns 10th-Round TKO Win Over McGregor

Floyd Mayweather earned his 50th win Saturday night, stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor via 10th-round TKO at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Although the fight ended as expected, it was genuinely intriguing. The press tour may have been uninspiring and vulgar, but the fight itself lived up to the hype. Hardcore boxing fans assumed mixed martial artist McGregor, who was making his...

Top 10 Opponents For Katie Taylor

Irish boxing sensation Katie Taylor has put women’s boxing back in the spotlight. Taylor transitioned into professional boxing last year after a decorated amateur career that included five amateur world championships and an Olympic gold medal. She currently holds an undefeated professional record of 6-0, with 4 KO’s. Her biggest problem right now is finding willing opponents. Taylor earned the #1 ranking by the...

Deontay Wilder Eyes Potential Opponents Joshua, Ortiz

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) isn't afraid of the boogeyman. In an interview with Jordan Hardy from "PBC Jabs," Wilder discussed two potential upcoming opponents, Anthony Joshua and Luis Ortiz. Wilder also discussed Klitschko's retirement from the sport of boxing. While it was a bit sad to see Klitschko hit the canvas in his last fight with Anthony Joshua,...

Shields Gets Fifth-Round TKO Over Adler

In just her fourth professional fight, two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields captured the WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles by defeating Nikki Adler via a fifth-round technical knockout. The fight took place Friday at the MGM Grand Detroit, and was televised on Showtime as part of their "ShoBox: The New Generation" series. Shields controlled the action from the opening bell in...

Lomachenko Earns 7th-Round TKO Win Over Marriaga

Vasyl "Hi Tech" Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) retained his WBO super featherweight title when Miguel Marriaga refused to emerge from his corner for the eighth round at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday night. Marriaga proved to be a challenging opponent for Oscar Valdez earlier this April when the pair put on an exciting toe-to-toe battle. However, Lomachenko made easy...

Garcia Gets Unanimous Decision Win Over Broner

Mikey Garcia, who recently moved up to the junior welterweight division, defeated Adrien Broner via unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. The fight was an intriguing contrast in styles. Broner, a former four-division world titleholder recognized for his trash talking and flashy style, moved down from welterweight to make the fight happen. Garcia, who himself is...

Amanda Serrano Smashes Kiss to Retain Her WBO Title

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano successfully defended her WBO super bantamweight title on Friday against Edina Kiss at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fight was a rematch from their fight last year that ended with Serrano picking up the TKO win in round four. The rematch was even more one-sided than the first fight. Serrano pressured and...

Super Featherweights Berchelt and Corrales Impress on HBO’s Boxing After Dark

HBO's "Boxing After Dark" introduced audiences to two young super featherweights (130 lbs) on Saturday night who will be paving the way for a new generation of talent in a very exciting division. In the main event, 25 year-old Mexican star Miguel Berchelt retained his WBC title when he defeated veteran Takashi Miura by unanimous decision. Rather than engaging in a slugfest with Miura,...

Katie Taylor makes her U.S. debut

Irish boxing star Katie Taylor will make her U.S. debut on July 29th in an eight-round bout on the undercard of the super lightweight showdown between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Although Taylor's bout will not be part of Showtime's telecast in the United States, her participation in this card is indicative...

Horn Slammed Over Controversial Win Against Pacquiao

In a classic case of homecookin', the judges ruled in Jeff Horn's favor when he was awarded the WBO world welterweight title and a bogus unanimous decision win over Filipino star Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane, Australia on Saturday night. Horn was resilient and aggressive, but he simply didn't do enough to win. He was the larger opponent, and he used his...

Mike Jimenez Wins WBC Continental Americas Title at Hitz Boxing’s Rosemont Rumble 

Hitz Boxing's Rosemont Rumble, which took place at the Dome at the Park in Rosemont, Illinois this past Friday, was a huge success. This dimly-lit arena resembled a huge white hot air balloon from the outside, and the ring was positioned on turf flooring inside. What was even more impressive than this unique venue was the rowdy and overwhelming fan base that...