Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Boxing

  1. Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) won all four major world titles at light welterweight when he defeated previously unbeaten Julius Indongo (22-1, 11 KOs) by third round knockout on Saturday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Crawford, 29, added the WBA and IBF belts to his WBC and WBO titles The two defending champions traded solid punches in an exciting opening round before Crawford landed a left hand, followed by a hard right that dropped the Namibian in the...
  2. Unbeaten Mexican Luis Nery (24-0, 18 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs) to win the WBC bantamweight title on Tuesday at Shimazu Arena in Kyoto, Japan. Nery, 22, who was fighting outside of his home country for the first time as a professional, stopped Yamanaka, 34,  by fourth round TKO, ending the Japanese fighter’s nearly 6-year world title reign. Southpaw Yamanaka worked well behind his jab at the start but Nery, also a southpaw, was landing some hard...
  3. Mayweather Promotions have announced two world title fights will take place on the  undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Gervonta "Tank" Davis (18-0, 17 KOs), who at 22 is the youngest American world champion in boxing, will make the second defence of his IBF super featherweight title against undefeated challenger Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs) of Costa Rica. Davis dethroned Jose Pedraza by seventh round TKO in...
  4. Former two-weight world champion Timothy Bradley has announced his retirement from boxing. Bradley held the WBC and WBO light welterweight titles before moving up to welterweight and claiming the WBO belt on two occasions. The 33-year-old made the announcement while commentating on Vasyl Lomachenko's win over Miguel Marriaga on Saturday. "I had a helluva run. It was a good career," said Bradley. "I'm just not motivated to do this anymore. I've saved my money. I'm good." Bradley defeated Manny...
  5. WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) defeated Miguel Marriaga (25-3, 21 KOs) by seventh round stoppage on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Two-weight world champion Lomachenko knocked the Colombian down twice before Marriaga's corner stopped the one-sided fight. The Ukrainian connected with solid jabs and hard body shots from the start while Marriaga hardly landed a shot. Lomachenko dropped the challenger with a straight left in the third....

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