Author: Frances Cruz

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...

Shields Defeats LeBlanc to Earn the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields remained undefeated on Friday night at the Masonic Temple's Detroit Brawl after she earned a unanimous decision win against late replacement Sydney LeBlanc (4-2-1) to claim the vacant WBC Silver female super middleweight title. Shields' (3-0, one knockout) original opponent, Mery Rancier (7-8-3, five KOs) of the Dominican Republic, was unable to compete due to an...

Cecilia Braekhus Wins Unanimous Decision Over Erica Farias

Cecilia Braekhus, “The First Lady of Boxing,” retained her WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO welterweight titles on Friday night after defeating Argentinian Erica “La Pantera” Farias in Bergen, Norway. The judges scored the 10-round bout in favor of Braekhus with scores of 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92. Braekhus was the more sizable and technical counter puncher. While Farias had some moments...

Stevenson Stops Fonfara In Rematch

Adonis "Superman" Stevenson retained his WBC light heavyweight title,after stopping Andrzej Fonfara in the second round of their rematch in Montreal last night. The fight was a rematch of their 2014 fight where Stevenson earned a unanimous decision win over Fonfara despite getting dropped in the ninth round. For a brief moment in the opening round of the rematch, Fonfara looked like...