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Kal Yafai Thrashes Luis Concepcion

  KAL YAFAI THRASHES LUIS CONCEPCION -- The great unknown going into what seemed on paper an already unknowable confrontation between Luis Concepcion (drops to 35-5) and Kal Yafai (now 21-0) was the impact of Concepcion's weight. The WBA strapholder was stripped on the scale after coming in two pounds over the 115lb superfly limit and the ...

HORN vs FUNEKA

Lost in the Shadow of an Historic Moment, Jeff Horn Scored a Big Win

PARKER vs RUIZ; HORN vs FUNEKA -- How big was the Parker-Ruiz fight in the context of New Zealand’s sporting heritage? Before the fight, a tub-thumper for the local promotional group said that if Joseph Parker were to defeat Andy Ruiz, it would place Parker on the same exalted plane as the late Sir Edmund Hillary in the mind of his countryme...

John Molina Jr. rates

Is John Molina the Most Underrated Fighter of His Generation?

DON'T COUNT OUT JOHN MOLINA -- After 11 years as a pro fighter it’s needless to say John Molina Jr. rates as a veteran and among the more underrated of his time. Once again on Saturday, he’s the underdog. Molina (29-6, 23 KOs) faces the heavy favorite Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) for the WBO and WBC super lightweight world titles ...

JOSEPH PARKER WINS

Joseph Parker Gains Razor Thin Decision over Andy Ruiz in New Zealand

JOSEPH PARKER WINS WBO HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE -- Joseph Parker, now 22-0, fulfilled the dream of his lifetime this morning in Auckland, New Zealand, becoming that country's first heavyweight strap-holder at just twenty-four years of age. His victory came at the expense of Andy Ruiz, who dropped his “0” and now sits at 29-1, having blown a golde...

Charlo vs Williams

Charlo vs Williams: It’s Not the Marquee Fight on Saturday, But Likely the Bes...

CHARLO vs WILLIAMS -- Avid movie-goers know the drill. You have a sudden urge to go to the neighborhood multiplex, only to find out that none of the 14 screens are showing anything you’d want to see. Bummer. At other times, there are five or six flicks you’ve been looking forward to playing at the same time. It’s an embarrassment of rich...

CRAWFORD vs MOLINA

Molina Didn’t Compete With Adrien Broner, so Forget About Crawford

CRAWFORD vs MOLINA -- In his last bout he literally took apart a giant for the weight and an undefeated fighter in Viktor Postol who entered the fight 28-0, highly touted, and in possession of the WBC and lineal junior welterweight titles. Prior to the bout there were many who openly stated that Postol had the size, punch, experience and minds...

ANDY RUIZ

Heavyweight Hopeful Andy Ruiz Takes His Act on the Road. Is he a Live Dog?

ANDY RUIZ vs. JOSEPH PARKER -- In boxing the “home field advantage” looms large. Indeed, professional oddsmakers assign more weight to the home field advantage in boxing than to any other sport. At New York’s fabled Stillman’s Gym, an old-school fight manager was heard talking on the phone to an out-of-town promoter in need of an oppon...

Roberto Duran Story

Recommended for Christmas: The Roberto Duran Story, New on DVD

"HANDS OF STONE" THE MOVIE -- One of the most interesting prizefighters in the last 50 years for many reasons has to be Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran of Panama. First, he’s from Central America, speaks little English and won world titles from lightweight to super middleweight. He’s barely 5’7” in height. But many, including ...

EVANDER, BARRERA

It’s a Landslide as Evander, Barrera, Tapia Enter the Boxing Hall of Fame

EVANDER, BARRERA, TAPIA CANASTOTA-BOUND -- You say the outcome of last month’s Presidential election was a stunner? That the pollsters and pundits all (most, anyway) had it wrong? The International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, which was announced Tuesday, offers no such controversy. All three of the impending inductees in the Mo...

December Salvage

Can December Salvage a Bad Year in Boxing and Kindle a Rebound?

CAN DECEMBER SALVAGE A BAD YEAR? -- So far, according to websites that track the most popular trends on social and mainstream media outlets, 2016 is a year most boxing fans are probably eager to see in their rear view mirrors. Better yet – the blind spot might be a better place. Though the year started out with some promise, 2016 might end u...

RECENT BOXING RESULTS

Date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Location: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Light Yoshitaka Kato (W)

Leonardo Doronio

SD RD 10 of 10
Super Bantam Yuta Nakagawa (W)

Keigo Soma

TKO RD 8 of 8 @1:31
Super Light Yusuke Konno (W)

Kazuya Soma

TKO RD 4 of 8 @1:51
Fly Naoki Mochizuki (W)

Yusuke Sakashita

UD RD 8 of 8