Kambosos dethrones Toomey

By Togorashi By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Aussie 135-pounder George Kambosos Jr (6-0, 3 KOs) clearly outscored Robert Toomey (13-9, 6 KOs) over ten rounds to capture the national title at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Kambosos outworked …

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

By toshiro Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make their ‘Grand Arrival’ at The Venetian Las Vegas on ‘Day Six’ of their worldwide media tour. Pacquiao and Algieri, …

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Huck retains cruiserweight belt for 13th time

By Associated Press German cruiserweight Marko Huck defeated Mirko Larghetti of Italy by unanimous decision to retain his WBO belt on Saturday for the record-equaling 13th time.

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Huck retains cruiserweight belt for 13th time

By Associated Press German cruiserweight Marko Huck defeated Mirko Larghetti of Italy by unanimous decision to retain his WBO belt on Saturday for the record-equaling 13th time.

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Marco Huck retains title with win over Marko Larghetti

By Scott Christ

Marco Huck tied Johnny Nelson’s WBO record with his 13th successful cruiserweight title defense today, but didn’t impress the former champion.

Mirko Larghetti wasn’t expected to give Marco Huck much of a test today in Halle, Germany, and despite a game effort from the Italian challenger, he didn’t, really, but that’s not to say that Huck dominated or looked great. After a slow start from Larghetti, the he came alive some in the middle rounds and on, but wound up losing on the scorecards, 116-112, 116-112, and 118-110, allowing Huck to retain his WBO cruiserweight title.

Huck (38-2-1, 26 KO) appeared to have possibly knocked out Larghetti (21-1, 13 KO) in the final seconds, but the knockout shot was ruled after the bell, and the fight went to the scorecards. It was a bit odd, but forget it, Jake, it’s Germanytown.

Former champion Johnny Nelson was in attendance for the fight, and shook his head seemingly in disgust at the finish. Nelson, 47 and retired since 2005, has said he could beat Huck with six months training. With the win today, Huck tied Nelson’s record for successful WBO cruiserweight title defenses at 13.

Nelson didn’t express any admiration for Huck’s win after the fight, either:

The insular world of WBO champion Marco Huck… I was dreaming. He’ll never fight me… @TonyBellew he’s all yours.

— Johnny Nelson (@SkyJohnnyNelson) August 30, 2014

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Huck retains WBO title for 13th time

By Togorashi WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Mirko Larghetti (21-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Huck retained his title for the 13th time, …

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Carl Frampton credits McGuigan for success as he nears first world title fight

By Scott Christ

Carl Frampton was once a prospect being wildly pushed by Barry McGuigan. Now, he’s on the doorstep of capturing his first world title.

Barry McGuigan mostly gets brought up nowadays as a “questionable” inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, but his second career in the sport of boxing has produced a new star in Carl Frampton, who credits the former featherweight world champion with guiding him into the spotlight.

Frampton, 27, will get his first crack at a world title on September 6, facing familiar foe Kiko Martinez. Frampton beat Martinez handily in February 2013, but Martinez went on to win a world title later in the year.

“He’s guided my career perfectly. He would tell anyone that would listen that I was going to be a world champion. I’m nearly there.”

At one time, it was even considered a bit laughable how hard McGuigan would push Frampton, now holding a career record of 18-0 (13 KO), but nobody is laughing now. “The Jackal” has become one of the top young stars in the super bantamweight division, and is the favorite to repeat against Martinez next Saturday.

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