<![CDATA[Boxing News - Recent News]]>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:38:43 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Caleb Truax wins IBF Super middleweight Title]]>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:54:07 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/caleb-truax-wins-ibf-super-middleweight-title
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By: Landis Dillard

Caleb Truax shocked the boxing world on Saturday going to the United Kingdom and beating James DeGale to become the new IBF super middleweight (168 lbs) world champion.

The 34 year-old Truax was a massive betting underdog going into the fight and was fighting in DeGale's hometown in London, but it didn't matter.  Truax pressured DeGale throughout the fight and earned a majority decision win with scores of 116-112, 115-113, and 114-114.  

With the win, Truax wins his first world title and improves his professional record to 29-3-2, 18 KO's.  

The fight ends DeGale's two year reign as IBF champion and drops DeGale's record to 23-2-1, 14 KO's.  
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<![CDATA[Loma does it again! Scores big ratings while making Rigo quit]]>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:52:19 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/loma-does-it-again-scores-big-ratings-while-making-rigo-quit
By: Landis Dillard

This was supposed to be the fight where Vasyl Lomachenko got tested by a proven technical boxer.  

Nope!

Lomachenko took on Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux in a dream matchup for hardcore fans.  Lomachenko and Rigondeaux both had dominant amateur careers, which include 2 Olympic gold medals each.  WBA 122 lbs champion Rigondeaux agreed to move up to 130 lbs to fight Lomachenko in a fight televised on ESPN and BoxNation.  
It turned out to be another one sided ass whipping by Lomachenko.  Despite being considered one of the best defensive boxers in the world, Rigondeaux had no answer for Lomachenko's footwork and speed.  Rigondeaux ended up quitting after the 6th round claiming that he injured his left hand, which seemed unlikely since he barely landed the left hand at any point in the fight. 

The win improves the 29 year-old Lomachenko's  professional record to 10-1, 8 KO's.  This was the 4th straight fight that Lomachenko dominated his opponent to the point where the opponent quit between rounds.  

The fight scored good ratings on ESPN, making it the second highest rating boxing telecast in 2017.    
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<![CDATA[HBO Boxing produces violent, action packed fights]]>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:18:11 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/hbo-boxing-produces-violent-action-packed-fights
By: Landis Dillard

This card didn't have the name recognition that most HBO Championship Boxing cards have, but it produced three exciting fights.  Check out the YouTube highlights courtesy of HBO Boxing.  

The main event saw Mexican star Orlando Salido (44-14-4, 31 KO's) lose by TKO to fellow Mexican Miguel Roman (58-12, 45 KO's).  Roman punished Salido and dropped him multiple times in the fight, including in the 9th round when the fight was eventually stopped.  

After the fight, the 37 year-old Salido announced his retirement from boxing.  The timing seems right as Salido has been involved in some of the roughest fights over the last 8 years and appeared slow and timid in his fight against Roman.  Salido retires as a former four time world champion in two weight divisions.  
Another violent fight on the card saw Francisco Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KO's) beat Stephen Smith (24-4, 14 KO's) by technical decision after the fight was stopped due to a ugly cut that nearly ripped Smith's ear off.  See the YouTube video above, but warning that the video has some disturbing videos of Smith's ear.  
The last fight saw Tevin Farmer (25-5-1, 5 KO's) gets screwed out of the IBF super featherweight (130 lbs) world title.  Farmer appeared to control most of the action, but Japanese star Kenichi Ogawa (23-1, 17 KO's) brought the pressure all night and picked up a controversial split decision win over Farmer with scores of 116-112 and 115-113 for Ogawa and one judge scoring it 115-113 for Farmer.  Check out the highlights above.    
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<![CDATA[Young stars shine on Loma-Rigo undercard]]>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/young-stars-shine-on-loma-rigo-undercard
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By: Landis Dillard

Top Rank Promotions used this undercard for the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux undercard to showcase some of Top Rank's best young talent.  

Up and coming Irish boxing star Michael Conlan won every round in his fight against Luis Fernando Molina to improve to 5-0, 4 KO's.  

20 year-old Shakur Stevenson improved to 4-0, 2 KO's whipping Oscar Mendoza in 2 rounds.  

Fast rising women's prospect Mikaela Mayer improved to 3-0 beating Nydia Feliciano by majority decision.  
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<![CDATA[Pascal beats Elbiali, then retires from Boxing]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/pascal-beats-elbiali-then-retires-from-boxing
By: Joe Herbas

​Veteran Jean Pascal is ending his career on a win.

Pascal beat previously undefeated boxer Ahmed Elbiali on FoxSports1 in an all action.  The 27 year-old Elbiali was hoping a win over an established veteran like Pascal could springboard Elbiali into title contention in the light heavyweight division, but Pascal had other ideas.  Pascal survived an early onslaught from Elbiali, then started to take over the fight in the middle rounds until Elbiali's corner ended up stopping the fight in the 6th round.  Check out the highlights above courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions.  
The loss drops Elbiali's record to 16-1, 13 KO's. 

After the fight, the 35 year-old Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KO's) said he is retiring from boxing.  Pascal retires as one of the top Canadian boxing stars in the last 20 years.  During his career, Pascal won multiple world titles and fought some of the best of his generation, including Bernard Hopkins, Sergey Kovalev, Carl Froch, and Chad Dawson.
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<![CDATA[Luis Ortiz destroys Martz, sets up fight title fight with Wilder]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/luis-ortiz-destroys-martz-sets-up-fight-title-fight-with-wilder
By: Joe Herbas

Cuban heavyweight Luis "King Kong" Ortiz (28-0, 24 KO's) beat the hell of our Daniel Martz (who?) in two rounds, then immediately started trash talking WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.  After the fight, Wilder entered the ring and agreed to fight Ortiz for the WBC heavyweight title.  Check out the YouTube highlights above courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions.

Wilder and Ortiz were scheduled to fight earlier this year, but the fight was cancelled after Ortiz's team failed to fill out the paperwork for a prescription Ortiz was taking, resulting in a failed drug test prior to the fight.  

The win sets up a new showdown between Wilder and Ortiz, who are both considered two of the top heavyweights in the world.  
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<![CDATA[MMA star Diego Sanchez makes a fan's dream come true]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/mma-star-diego-sanchez-makes-a-fans-dream-come-true
By: Joe Herbas

MMA star Diego Sanchez made a fan's dream come true.  

Isaac "the Shermanator" Marquez, who has down syndrome, wanted to complete in an MMA fight, and Sanchez made that dream come true.  Check out the YouTube video above courtesy of Jackson Wink MMA Academy.  
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<![CDATA[Lomachenko v. Rigondeaux preview]]>Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:16:53 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/lomachenko-v-rigondeaux-preview
In the YouTube video above, the crew previews the upcoming fight between WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KO's) from Ukraine and WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO's) from Cuba.  The fighters had similar career paths with both winning two Olympic gold medals before turning professional.  Because both fighters are considered to be among the most decorated amateur boxing careers in history, this is a dream match up for hardcore boxing fans.  
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<![CDATA[Sadam Ali upsets Cotto in Cotto's final fight]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/sadam-ali-upsets-cotto-in-cottos-final-fight
By: Landis Dillard

After a sensational 16 year career, Puerto Rican boxing icon Miguel Cotto is retiring from boxing.  His farewell fight took place at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and was televised on HBO Boxing.  

Sadam Ali, a 29 year-old professional boxer from Brooklyn, New York,was brought in face Cotto.  Ali,  was seen as the heavy underdog going into the fight, especially since Ali was moving up in weight to 154 lbs for the fight.  

Ali made the most of the opportunity, took it to Cotto through most of the fight, and walked away wit a unanimous decision win to become the new WBO super welterweight champion.  Check out the YouTube highlights above courtesy of HBO Boxing.   
It was a career changing win for Sadam Ali (26-1, 14 KO's).  Ali was considered a talented young fighter coming up through the ranks, but Ali's career stalled after getting knocked out by Jessie Vargas in 2016.  Since the loss, Ali has picked up 4 straight wins and now is a world title holder in the super welterweight (154 lbs) division along with fellow champions Erislandy Lara (WBA champion), Jermell Charlo (WBC champion) and Jarrett Hurd (IBF champion).  

For the 37 year-old Miguel Cotto, its the end of a long and successful career.  Cotto has been in the ring with the best of this generation, including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Shane Mosley, and Canelo Alvarez.  Cotto is probably best known for his rivalry with Mexican star Antonio Margarito, who beat Cotto in a fight where many fans believe Margarito had loaded gloves.  Cotto later avenged the loss three years later.  

Check out the YouTube highlights with Cotto's greatest hits courtesy of HBO Boxing.   
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<![CDATA[WBA Rankings are out]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/wba-rankings-are-out
By: Joe Herbas

The WBA put out its November top 10 rankings.  Check out the rankings above our download the pdf file in the link below:
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<![CDATA[Cletus Seldin added to the Saunders-Lemieux card]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/cletus-seldin-added-to-the-saunders-lemieux-card
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By: Landis Dillard

Cletus Seldin is back in action again after his sensational third round knockout of Robert Ortiz on November 11th.  Star Boxing announced in the press release below that Seldin will fight on the December 16th card that will be televised on HBO.

​TWO HEAVY-HANDED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS LOOK TO TURN THE LIGHTS OUT ON 2017: CLETUS "HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN AND YVES ULYSSE JR. WILL BATTLE IN DEC. 16 TRIPLEHEADER OPENER
 
CARD WILL BE HEADLINED BY WBO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BETWEEN BILLY JOE SAUNDERS AND DAVID LEMIEUX
 
ALL THE ACTION TAKES PLACE AT PLACE BELL IN LAVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ®
 
New York (Nov. 28, 2017): A big jump in the super lightweight rankings will be on the line Saturday Dec. 16 when Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) returns just more than a month after a dominating KO to take on highly regarded Yves Ulysses, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs). The 10-round opening event of HBO World Championship Boxing begins live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.
 
The fight will serve as the TV opener for the main event featuring WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders putting his belt on the line against former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux and the co-main event between Antoine "Action" Douglas and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title.
Fighting out of Long Island, NY, Seldin is a former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion whose power has been on display throughout his career, culminating with a three-round knockout of previously once-defeated Roberto "Massa" Ortiz on November 11.
 
"My trainer and I have studied Yves Ulysse and know he is a solid boxer-puncher who fights with intensity and angles," said Seldin. "He is as good as anyone in the 140lb class so it will be a hard fought exciting fight.  I want to thank my promoter, Joe DeGuardia and HBO for getting me right back in the ring and back on HBO again so quickly.  I want to fight every month like this."

Across the ring will be local Montreal product Ulysses, Jr., who at 29 has never fought an opponent with a losing record and has just one defeat by close split decision.
 
"It has always been my dream since I started boxing to perform on HBO, the world's most prestigious television network," Ulysses said. "I'm so happy to get the opportunity to do this at home, Dec. 16, and show the whole world what I'm capable of."
 
Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia had this to say on the Hebrew Hammer's return to HBO, "I'm thrilled to have Cletus Seldin back on HBO just one month since his exciting destruction of Roberto Ortiz.  'The Hebrew Hammer' has a style that thrills fans like the old days of Rocky Marciano and Jake LaMotta with sensational knockout power and relentless aggression.  I'm grateful to Peter Nelson and HBO for giving the fans another opportunity to see this crowd pleasing fighter on HBO. We look forward to another exhilarating performance from Cletus Seldin, even though we recognize he will be fighting a skilled and talented opponent in Yves Ulysses Jr."

"I'm really looking forward to this great fight on this night of fireworks on December 16, said Eye of the Tiger Management President Camille Estephan. "Ulysse will put on the performance of his career and another star will be born."
  
For more information visit:
www.goldenboypromotions.comwww.eottm.comwww.frankwarren.comwww.StarBoxing.com and www.hbo.com/boxing. Follow on Twitter at @StarBoxing, @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EOTMVD, @hboboxing, @bjsaunders_, @LemieuxBoxing, @Action_Douglas@spike_osullivan, @frankwarren_tv and become a fan on Facebook at, www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxingwww.facebook.com/StarBoxing. Visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @eottm_boxing, @StarBoxing, @saundersbillyjoe, @davidlemieuxboxing, @action_douglass @garyspikeosullivan and follow the conversation using #SaundersLemieux.

FACTS:
Saunders vs. Lemieux, a 12-round fight for the Saunders' WBO World Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with Frank Warren. Douglas vs. O'Sullivan is a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with GH3 Promotions and Murphy's Boxing. Seldin Vs. Ulysse Jr. is a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Eye of The Tiger Management and Star Boxing. The event is sponsored by Coors Light. The event will take place Saturday, December 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT. 

TICKETS:
Tickets for Saunders vs. Lemieux are priced beginning at $45 to $500 and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Place Bell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.comwww.goldenboytickets.com or www.placebell.ca/en.

CONTACTS: 
Ramiro Gonzalez/Gabriel Rivas, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631
Stefan Friedman/Kristen Rockwell Caloca, Mercury: (424) 202-1671
Virginie Assaly, EOTTM, (514) 882-7978
Daniel Barnard, Frank Warren, danielbarnard@frankwarren.com
Sean Sullivan, Murphy's Boxing: (617) 650-2925
Tony Palmieri, Star Boxing, tonypalmieri@starboxing.com

Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361
Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052
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<![CDATA[Groves-Eubank fight sells out in 7 minutes]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/groves-eubank-fight-sells-out-in-7-minutes
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By: Joe Herbas

The fight between WBA super middleweight champion George Groves vs. IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank, Jr. sold out in just seven minutes.  Groves and Eubank fight in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.  Check out the press release below from the World Boxing Super Series:

Press Release
28 November 2017

Tickets for Groves-Eubank Jr. sold out in seven minutes
It took seven minutes to sell out the Ali Trophy semi-final bout between WBA Super World Champion George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and IBO-Champ Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1,20 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on February 17, 2018. 
Europe's largest purpose-built indoor arena will be at capacity to witness what promises to be the biggest Super Middleweight night in years.

"This is a sensational start to the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series and the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy," said Roberto Dalmiglio, Comosa's CEO.

"I said before we went on sale that the fight between Groves and Eubank Jr. represents the boxing event fans cannot afford to miss, and I am happy to say that I was right."

Said Kalle Sauerland, Comosa's Chief Boxing Officer: "This is clearly the fight everyone wanted and I am sure this super-fight will capture not only a nation but a generation of fight fans."

"The build-up is going to be huge and we can't wait to go to Manchester for a sold out event between two spectacular rivals and world-class fighters."

"We will work hard over the coming weeks to release extra tickets to meet the huge demand for this fight."

The build-up to the all-British grudge match begins today when Groves and Eubank Jr. come face-to-face at a kickoff press conference at 2 pm in London. 

ITV will be live streaming the press conference on ITV Box Office, YouTube and Facebook.

The Ali Trophy super middleweight semi-final between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. will be live on ITV Box Office on February 17.
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<![CDATA[Filipino boxing stars Mark Magsayo and Albert Pagara pick up wins at Pinoy Pride 43]]>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:46:47 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/filipino-boxing-stars-mark-magsayo-and-albert-pagara-pick-up-wins-at-pinoy-pride-43
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By Frances Cruz:

​Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo earned a unanimous decision victory in a tough 12-round brawl against Japanese fighter Shota Hayashi in the main event of Pinoy Pride 43 from Tagbilaran City, Philippines 
on Saturday.
Although the fight began as a more relaxed sparring session, it transitioned into a war in the later rounds. As we have seen in Magsayo's previous fights, he is relentless with his body attack and power punches. Magsayo rocked Hayashi at different points in the fight with a vicious body attack, left hooks and uppercuts, and Hayashi answered with right hands. Magsayo never seemed hurt, but he connected in the ninth round with a body shot that really hurt Hayashi.  

In the end, the judges saw Magsayo as the more active fighter and awarded him a unanimous decision victory. The 22 year-old Magsayo remains undefeated at 18-0 and will likely keep his #2 ranking at featherweight (126 lbs) by the World Boxing Organization (WBO).  This win now puts him in the position to possibly face reigning WBO featherweight Oscar Valdez.  

"Prince" Albert Pagara (29-1, 20 KOs) earned an early stoppage over Tanzanian Mohammed Kambuluta (16-4, 6 KOs) 2:26 into the second round of the co-main event.  From the opening bell, Kambulata seemed hesitant to exchange as he back peddled around the ring. Pagara eventually cornered Kambuluta and dropped him with a right hand and then finished him with another right hand to the head.  

The 23 year-old Pagara is currently ranked #11 by the WBO in the featherweight division.  
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<![CDATA[Kovalev destroys Shabranskyy in 2 rounds]]>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:28:50 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/kovalev-destroys-shabranskyy-in-2-rounds
By: Joe Herbas

Russian light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev got back to his winning ways destroying Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in 2 rounds at the Madison Garden Theater in New York, New York.  Check out the highlights above courtesy of HBO Boxing.  

Kovalev was a wrecking machine up until last November when he lost to Andre Ward by a controversial decision, and then last the rematch in June in a fight where Kovalev said he was hurt with a low blow that the referee didn't see. 

With the win over Shabranskyy, the 34 year-old Kovalev improves his record to 31-2-1, 27 KO's.  In addition, Kovalev picks up the WBO and IBA world light heavyweight titles.   
The win sets up a potential showdown with Sullivan Barrera, who also picked up a win on the same card.  Both fighters are promoted by Main Events Promotions so a fight between Kovalevn and Barrera should be easy to make in 2018.  
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<![CDATA[Benjenaru wins WBC International Title Defense at "Slugfest at the Sun"]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMThttp://4boxingnews.com/recent-news/benjenaru-wins-wbc-international-title-defense-at-slugfest-at-the-sun
Below is the press release from Star Boxing with the results from "Slugfest at the Sun".

BEJENARU WINS IN WBC INTERNATIONAL TITLE DEFENSE AT "SLUGFEST AT THE SUN"

Uncasville, CT, November 26, 2017

Last night, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented another rendition of the "Slugfest at The Sun" series at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT. The card was headlined by Crusierweights Constantin Bejenaru and Thabiso Mchunuwho fought for Bejenaru's WBC International Cruiserweight title in a 10 round bout.

Bejenaru came away with a unanimous decision victory over Mchunu, the mandatory challenger, defending his WBC International title sucessfully.  The bout often times saw each fighter playing the game if cat and mouse with one another. There was a brief explosion by Bejenaru in round 7 as he dropped Mchunu with a picture perfect left cross but Bejenaru couldn't capitalize on his opportunity to knockout Mchunu.  In the end the scores were 98-91 and 97-92 twice, all in favor of Bejenaru who improves to 13-0 3KO'S while Mchunu drops to 18-4 11 KO'S.


The undercard certainly thrilled the crowd of some 3500 people at the Mohegan Sun arena, who were on their feet often throughout this exciting night of action.

The semi-final saw a shocking result as previously undefeated Queens, NY nativeDaniel Gonzalez suffered his first defeat as a pro at the hands of Framingham, MA native, Danny O'Connor in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant WBC Interntional Silver Super Lightweight title at stake.

The fight was a barn burner from the opening bell as both fighters traded freely much to the delight of the crowd.  O'Connor had the edge in the 1st round but Gonzalez opened a nasty cut over O'Connor's left eye in round 2 as both fighters continued the torrid pace.  Round 3 saw Gonzalez picking up where he left off in round 2 until a perfectly placed left hand by O'Connor found its mark on Gonzalez dropping the Queens native who gamely arose but was in no shape to continue forcing referee Steve Willis to call a halt to the action at 0:39 seconds of the 3rdround.  O'Connor ups his record to 29-3 11KO'S and in the process wins the WBC International Silver Super Lightweight title while Gonzalez drops to 14-1-1 5KO's.

Hometown favorite Anthony Laureano won a hard fought majority 6 round decision over Johnny Hernandez by scores of 58-56 twice, and 57-57 in a Jr. Welterweight fight.  Laureano, who hails from nearby East Hartford, CT and Hernandez who calls Bayshore, NY his home, fought a fast pace, highly skilled fight that had the fans on their feet cheering throughout.  There was little to separate the 2 fighters as they engaged each other freely over the course of the fight.  Laureano improves to 6-0 3 KO'S while Hernandez drops to 8-3 1 KO.

A special attraction 6 round female Middleweight fight between Kali Reis andTiffany Woodard brought the house down.  Reis, who had a huge following in attendance, started fast, throwing bombs with both hands landing flush on the chin of Woodard who showed an incredibly strong chin as well as a huge heart as she tried to fend off the assault of Reis.  The action was non- stop throughout the fight and by the time 
 the 6th and final was coming to an end the crowd was in an absolute frenzy.  The 2 fighters received a well deserved standing ovation as Reis came away with the unanimous victory by scores of 60-54, 60-53, and 59-55.  Reis improves to 13-6-1 4 KO'S while the tough Woodard drops to 4-9-3 3 KO'S.

New Haven Light Heavyweight Charles Foster improved to 14-0 8 KO'S scoring a 5th round TKO over Quentin Rankin, 12-4-2 9 KO'S, in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division.

In another war on the card, Dan Murray bested previously unbeaten Valerio Nocera, who was making his U.S. debut by scores of 38-37 twice for Murray while Nocera won on the other judges card by the same score of 38-37, in a 4 round Jr. Welterweight matchup.  A debatable 3rd round knockdown scored by Murray was the difference in the fight.  Murray improves to 3-1 while Nocera falls to 3-1-1.

Sequan Felton, 2-2, upset debuting Bridgeport fighter Carlos Marrero in a 4 round Jr. Lightweight contest by scores of 40-35 twice, and 39-35.  Marrero drops to 0-1.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had these comments on the night's action "While the main event may not have been all fireworks and bombs, the rest of the card was.  From start to finish the undercard and co-feature had everything you could ask for, knockouts, close matchups with razor thin decisions and upsets. 

This show exemplifies why we have loyal fans in the New England area and at Mohegan Sun as they appreciate he unpredictability, and great matchups that has become customary with a Star Boxing card."
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