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Ringside in Anaheim: Muwendo and Estrada Emerge Victorious

Ringside in Anaheim: Muwendo and Estrada Emerge Victorious

By: David A. Avila Jul 22 2017

ANAHEIM, CALIF.-With all the advantages of being a natural super lightweight Ismail Muwendo defeated the much shorter but more skillful Efrain Esquivias by decision on Friday. Long Beach’s Muwendo (19-0) continued his undefeated streak by using his height and natural strength to overpower Esquivias (17-7-1) at the M-3 Anaheim Events Center before a crowd of more than 500. Muwendo had at le...

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

Robert Guerrero’s Journey from Gilroy to Las Vegas

By: David A. Avila Jul 20 2017

When Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero first stepped into the prize ring, all I remember was a camel was involved. Thinking back on that day on April 22, 2001, a fighter by the name of Hector Camacho Jr. rode on the back of a camel into the outdoor lot of Fantasy Springs Casino. He was dressed like some kind of Arabian knight. On that same fight card Guerrero fought Alejandro Cruz who was also...

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

Career Definers: These Boxers Will Always Be Identified With These Bouts

By: Ted Sares Jul 19 2017

Most boxers have that one (or two) fights that define their careers. Of course none can top Buster Douglas when it comes to that one fight that was the diamond sparkling in the sand. But others stand out as well. Here is a sampling: Rene Jacquot Frenchman Rene Jacquot (that’s him on the right) shocked the boxing world in 1989 when he upset WBC welterweight champion Donald Curry in Grenoble...

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

Three Punch Combo: What’s Next For Last Weekend’s Big Winners and Losers?

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 17 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- There were several significant bouts this past weekend and with that several good performances. Let’s get the crystal ball out and look to what may lie in store in the near future for some of the winners. Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KO’s) may have had the best performance of the weekend with his third round knockout victory against Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KO’s) ...

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

Dueling Fight Cards Are Good and Bad for Long Island

By: Thomas Hauser Jul 16 2017

THE HAUSER REPORT -- It was a good night for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island in New York but a bad night for fighters from Long Island. That in a nutshell summarizes the fight cards that were televised on July 15 by HBO and FOX. Seanie Monaghan and Joe Smith are “throwback fighters.” Each man grew up on Long island and still lives there. In the 1940s, they would have be...

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

Ringside Report: Berchelt and Corrales Keep Their Title Belts at the Forum

By: David A. Avila Jul 16 2017

INGLEWOOD, CALIF.-WBC super featherweight titlist Miguel Berchelt proved his win was not a fluke and led the fight card with a successful defense of his world title against the super aggressive Takashi Miura of Japan on Saturday. A crowd of 5,846 at the Forum saw two super featherweight title fights including Mexico’s Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) retain the belt with a 12 round unanimous decision ...

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles

By: Miguel Iturrate Jul 16 2017

Berchelt vs Miura Go To War in Los Angeles  Golden Boy Promotions was at the Inglewood Forum for the second night of a doubleheader in Southern California. WBC world super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt took on Japan's Takashi Miura in the evening's main event. The pair looked to be on their way to deliver fireworks as expected as Miura hit the canvas in the opening round. Miura got up...

An Upset in L.A. as Rene Alvarado KOs Roger Gutierrez

An Upset in L.A. as Rene Alvarado KOs Roger Gutierrez

By: David A. Avila Jul 15 2017

LOS ANGELES-Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado probably didn’t read the script and upended Venezuela’s Roger Gutierrez with a seventh round knockout and his first loss before a surprised and amused audience on Friday night. A crowd of more than 800 packed the tidy Belasco Theater, and witnessed the wily veteran Alvarado (25-8, 16 KOs) use his experience to topple the previously undefeated Gutierre...

So Who’s Your Favorite Boxer? 15 Sage Boxing Buffs Make Their Picks

So Who’s Your Favorite Boxer? 15 Sage Boxing Buffs Make Their Picks

By: Ted Sares Jul 12 2017

Recently this question was posed to me and my answer was almost Pavlovian. Vasyl Lomachenko is my favorite because of his athleticism and reflexes. I was then asked who my all-time favorite was and again I answered without hesitation: Bob Satterfield, a Chicago heavyweight back in the day. He was a chill-or-be chilled type and that made him Mr. Excitement and therefore my favorite. As a matter ...

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

Three Punch Combo: Smith vs Barrera, Under the Radar Fights and More

By: Matt Andrzejewski Jul 10 2017

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- After pulling two stunning upsets in 2016, light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on Saturday to face Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO’s). This is a high stakes, high reward fight for Smith who can solidify his position in what is becoming a deep light heavyweight division with a victory. Entering 2016, Smith was known mostly as a fun...