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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...

Mayweather/McGregor vs. Canelo/GGG, Spectacle vs. Sport

On March 6, 2017, Intelligent Boxing's Miguel "Dax" Cedillo announced that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be fighting. He stated the bout would be on June 10, which was incorrect, but he was the first to officially break the news that the fight would be taking place. Prior to that, on January 28, 2017, after speaking with both Eric...

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...

Devin “The Dream” Haney Set to Headline Card at Agua Caliente Casino

[caption id="attachment_1756" align="alignleft" width="300"] Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA[/caption] On Saturday June 24, Devin “The Dream” Haney (15-0, 10 KOs) fights at Agua Caliente Casino, along with an undercard of talented local prospects. The card showcases professional as well as amateur talent. Haney will face Angel Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico in a scheduled 8-round...

Ward Chops Down Kovalev, High And Low

Every story has three sides--yours, mine, and the truth somewhere in between. On June 17th, Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev were the storytellers, and their versions were as polar-opposite as a Trump and Clinton supporter. Light Heavyweight Champion Ward would tell you that he dominated his opponent, beat him up, made him want to quit, and scored a legitimate 8th-round...

Adrien Broner vs Mikey Garcia: A Clash Of Polar-Opposite Personalities

Heading into 2017, fans and boxing experts did not foresee a match-up between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia happening. The fight is at 140 pounds, the highest Garcia has ever fought at, and a weight that Broner has been unable to make three times in his career. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is hosting the event, and Showtime will be...

Ward/Kovalev 2: The Case For Both Men – Compelling Uncertainty

Signed, sealed and delivered. The highly anticipated and historically necessary rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev is upon us. Experts are once again basically split as to the outcome, with a slight majority favoring Ward. Fans of both fighters are absolutely certain that their man is about to make mincemeat, or "easy work," of the other. The fans shouldn't...

Brandon Rios
Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios Makes Successful Comeback Following Nearly Two-Year Layoff

On Sunday night at the Pioneer Events Center in Lancaster, CA, Brandon Rios faced a substantially unknown opponent from Mexico in Aaron Herrera (32-6-1). From once landing on a PPV card against Manny Pacquiao in 2013, he was now fighting in front of a small audience in Lancaster, CA. Rios hadn’t lost a step after the 17-month layoff, keeping consistent...

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...

The Light Heavyweights: The 10 Best Ever

With the rematch between  Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev set in stone for  June 17th, it seems timely to take a look back at the history of the light heavyweight division. Andre Ward is already an all-time great, one of the five best super middleweights ever (a different list for a different day), and Sergey Kovalev is on the threshold...

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...

Hovahannisyan Continues Win Streak in Downtown Los Angeles

On Friday, June 2, featherweight Azat Hovhannisyan (12-2) defeated Isao Carranza (15-9-1) at the Belasco Theater via unanimous decision. It was the 6th straight victory for the versatile boxer from Armenia. Hovhannisyan, who now trains out of Glendale, CA, established control early, by digging to Carranza's body. In round 2, he stunned his opponent with an overhand right. After 6...