Browne, Sirimongkol return in Singapore

By Togorashi

Super welterweight contenders Tommy Browne (32-6-2, 12 KOs) and Sirmingkhon Iamthuam AKA Sirimongkol Singwancha (91-3, 57 KOs) are set to vie in separate bouts on May 27 in Singapore, as part of Ringstar Management´s The Roar of Singapore II promotion.

Browne (34), a former WBC and WBA world title challenger, will take on Alexander Bajawa (41-3-4, 14 KOs) for the vacant UBO International title.

Iamthuam has one of the most incredible records in boxing. He is a former WBC world champion at bantamweight and super featherweight, and amazingly been able to move up another four weight divisions while continuing to operate at world class level.

In 2007 he won the PABA super lightweight title, in 2012 he captured the WBC Asian Boxing Council continental welterweight title, and in 2014 the claimed WBO Asia-Pacific titles at both welterweight and super welterweight.

In his ninety-fifth (!) professional bout, the 39-year-old from Nakhon Ratchasima in North-East Thailand, will square off with heavy-handed Larry Siwu (24-7, 20 KOs) for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental super welterweight crown.

The Roar of Singapore II will be headlined by four UBO World Championship fights, including World Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Ford (11-0, 7 KOs) defending his title against Robert Berridge (29-6-1, 21 KOs) from New Zealand.

Also confirmed is Renold Quinland (11-2, 7 KOs) vs. Manny Siaca (25-8, 20 KOs) for the vacant UBO World Super Middleweight title, and all-in-all no less than nine (!) UBO title fights will take place.

An official announcement of The Roar of Singapore II, including venue, ticket-information and TV details, is forthcoming in the near future.

The post Browne, Sirimongkol return in Singapore appeared first on Boxing News.

Source:: Fightnews.com

Nico Hernandez stops Patrick Gutierrez in debut

By Francisco Salazar

Nico Hernandez could not have scripted his pro debut any better on Saturday night.

Hernandez was fighting near his hometown, with a large contingent of fans cheering his name. The knockout win over a game fighter was icing on the cake.

Hernandez battered Patrick Gutierrez before the fight was stopped in round four at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.

Gutierrez, who hails from Las Vegas, drops to 0-3.

Hernandez won the bronze medal as a light flyweight at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-year-old signed on with Knockout Night Boxing, which promoted Saturday’s card.

Saturday’s fight was fought at the junior bantamweight limit but Hernandez had a significant size and strength advantage, which played into his hands as the bout progressed.

Gutierrez was able to stay in the pocket but Hernandez’s thudding punches to the head and body began to take their toll. Gutierrez’s punch output dropped significantly and, by the third round, it looked like he was in survival mode.

The end came in round four when Gutierrez winced in pain after throwing a punch that landed on Hernandez’s shoulder. Gutierrez spent the rest of the round backing away from Hernandez, who landed at will. Gutierrez’s corner saw enough and threw in the towel, prompting referee Tom Anderson to stop the fight at 2:35.

“(The atmosphere) felt like I was at the Olympics,” said Hernandez after the fight. “I want to bring boxing back to Wichita (Hernandez’s hometown).”

In the co-feature, featherweight Tramaine Williams returned to the ring for the first time in almost two years, dropping Eduardo Garza twice en route to a one-sided victory.

Williams improves to 10-0 (with 3 knockouts), while Garza falls to 6-2 (with 2 KOs).

The southpaw Williams dropped Garza midway through the opening round, courtesy of a straight left to the neck. Williams scored another knockdown, this time in round four, dropping Garza with a counter left to the head.

Sensing he was down in the fight, Garza pressed the action in the last couple of rounds, finding some success on the inside. But Williams had built an early lead Garza was unable to overcome.

Scores were 79-71 twice and 78-72 in favor of Williams, who is promoted by Roc Nation Sports.

“My performance was OK,” said Williams after the fight. “I got a little winded in the last two rounds, since I haven’t been in the ring in two years. (Garza) kept coming, especially in the last two rounds. He didn’t come to lose.”

Asked about what lies ahead, Williams is eager to measure himself against other prospects.

“I want the best. Put your unbeaten record on the line and I’ll put mine.”

In the opening bout of the CBS Sports Network telecast, junior middleweight Neeco Macias won an eight-round unanimous decision over Cesar Soriano.

Macias improves to 15-0 (with 8 KOs), while Soriano drops to 26-35-1 (with 16 KOs).

From the opening bell, Macias threw and landed his trademark abundance of punches. Macias mixed his attack to the body and head, scoring often after initiating exchanges with the veteran fighter from Mexico City.

Soriano landed an occasional hook or cross flush to Macias’ head but he was unable to consistently keep up with the younger Macias. Soriano was deducted a point in round three from referee Tom Anderson for landing below Macias’ belt.

Scores were 80-71, 79-72, and 78-73 in favor of Macias, who resides in Tehachapi, California.

“He was a veteran and we didn’t take him lightly,” said Macias after the fight.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at santio89@yahoo.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.

Struggling to locate a copy of THE RING Magazine? Try here or…

SUBSCRIBE

You can subscribe to the print and digital editions of THE RING Magazine by clicking the banner or here. You can also order the current issue, which is on newsstands, or back issues from our subscribe page. On the cover this month: THE RING reveals The Greatest Heavyweight of All Time.

The post Nico Hernandez stops Patrick Gutierrez in debut appeared first on The Ring.

Source:: The Ring – Boxing

Huck-Briedis poised for WBC cruiser clash

By Togorashi

Former two-time world champion Marco Huck and undefeated Mairis Briedis are set to fight for the vacant WBC interim cruiserweight championship this Saturday at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. The fight was sanctioned because the title was on hold while current cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew moved up one division to face former heavyweight champion David Haye. Huck was 203.9 pounds at the seven day weigh-in. Briedis still hasn’t weighed in, buy weighed 208.9 thirty days ago. Both are expected to make the 200lb cruiserweight weight limit without problems on Friday. The should be the best boxing matchup of the week. Unfortunately, it looks like no U.S. TV.

The post Huck-Briedis poised for WBC cruiser clash appeared first on Boxing News.

Source:: Fightnews.com

FS1 Weights from Nice, California

By Togorashi

Leduan Barthelemy 129 vs. Reynaldo Blanco 130
Kyrone Davis 153.4 vs. Mark Anthony Hernandez 153.4
Malcolm McAllister 158.8 vs. Alejandro Torres 159.6
Jose Fabian Naranjo 123.6 vs. Anthony Chavez 123
Eros Correa 122 vs. Damon Simon 121
Brandyn Lynch 153.6 vs. Taif Harris 154

Venue: Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1

The post FS1 Weights from Nice, California appeared first on Boxing News.

Source:: Fightnews.com

Jorge Paez Jr. snaps losing streak with win over Daniel Sandoval

By Francisco Salazar

Middleweight Jorge Paez Jr. may be on the downside of his career but he still makes for fun fights. Sometimes, he can also rely on his punching power, which has been absent in recent fights.

Paez dropped Daniel Sandoval twice en route to a third round knockout stoppage victory on Saturday night at the Palenque in Chiapas, Chiapas, Mexico.

With the win, Paez improves to 40-9-2 (with 24 knockouts). Sandoval drops to 39-5 (with 36 KOs).

The victory over Sandoval snapped a three-bout losing streak for Paez, the son of Jorge Paez, Sr., who was known as “The Clown Prince of Boxing.” Sandoval is best known for recent losses to Omar Chavez and unbeaten Erickson Lubin.

Both fighters went on the attack from the opening bell. Paez dropped the taller Sandoval with a left hook to the head less than a minute into the opening round. Paez almost scored another knockdown late in the round but Sandoval survived the onslaught.

Paez dropped Sandoval in round two, hurting him again with a left hook but dropping him with a right uppercut to the head.

Sandoval demonstrated resiliency for fighting back but Paez continued scoring repeatedly with left hooks to the head. A barrage of punches to the head almost sent Sandoval to the canvas in round three but Sandoval stayed on his feet.

Sandoval remained on his stool to start the fourth round. As is customary when a fighter does not answer the bell to start a round in Mexico, referee Miguel Canul counted Sandoval out at 10 seconds.

In the co-feature, junior featherweight Emanuel Navarrete scored a first round technical knockout victory over Salvador Hernandez.

Navarette improves to 19-1 (with 16 KOs), while Hernandez falls to 15-6 (with 9 KOs).

About a minute into round one, Navarrete dropped Hernandez with a left uppercut to the head. Less than a minute later, a sweeping left hook dropped Hernandez again. Navarrete ended matters by dropping Hernandez a third time, courtesy of a barrage of punches to the head. Hernandez beat the count but referee Miguel Canul stopped the bout at 2:48.

Junior featherweight Willmank Cano Canonico (4-1-2, 3 KOs) of Venezuela scored an upset victory over former world bantamweight title challenger Daniel Rosas (20-4-1, 12 KOs), stopping him at 1:37 of the third round.

Junior featherweight Sergio Sanchez (3-0, 2 KOs) stopped Felipe Vazquez (2-5-1, 1 KO) at 1:43 of the first round.

Bantamweight David Picazo was successful in his pro debut, winning a four-round split decision over Jose Antonio Arellano (0-3). One judge scored the bout 39-37 for Arellano, while the other two judges scored the bout 40-36 for Picazo.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at santio89@yahoo.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.

Struggling to locate a copy of THE RING Magazine? Try here or…

SUBSCRIBE

You can subscribe to the print and digital editions of THE RING Magazine by clicking the banner or here. You can also order the current issue, which is on newsstands, or back issues from our subscribe page. On the cover this month: THE RING reveals The Greatest Heavyweight of All Time.

The post Jorge Paez Jr. snaps losing streak with win over Daniel Sandoval appeared first on The Ring.

Source:: The Ring – Boxing

Darren Elkins on Comeback Win Over Mirsad Bektic: ‘That Fight Really Tested my Will’

By Fernando Quiles Jr. Darren Elkins pulled off what many view as the “Comeback of the Year” so far. Earlier this month at UFC 209, Elkins took on Mirsad Bektic on the preliminary portion of the card. Bektic was dominating the fight until the final frame. “The Damage” was able to knock out Bektic with a head kick and […]

Source:: MMA News

Golovkin vs. Jacobs generates 170K PPV buys

Golovkin vs. Jacobs generates 170K PPV buys

Source:: ESPN – Boxing