PBC on NBCSN: Bizier Stops Lawson

MIAMI (November 7, 2015) – Kevin Bizier (25-2, 17 KOs) stopped Fredrick Lawson (24-1, 20 KOs) after 10-rounds of toe-to-toe action on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN on Saturday night from Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami.

Lawson’s corner stopped the fight after the tenth round as Lawson indicated that his jaw may have been broken. Bizier pressured Lawson throughout the fight and hurt him with powerful right hands.

In the fifth round, Bizier landed one of those powerful rights perfectly on Lawson’s head and sent the previously unbeaten fighter to the canvas. Making his U.S. debut, Bizier wore Lawson down and never allowed his opponent to get into a rhythm.

In the co-main event, Nicaragua’s Walter Castillo (26-3-1, 19 KOs) and Keita Obara (14-1-1, 13 KOs) fought to a majority draw in a back and forth battle that appeared to have been won by Japan’s Obara.

Making his U.S. debut, Obara used his length and numerous well-timed right hands to stifle the attack of the aggressive Castillo. The Nicaraguan Castillo came out of the gate with a strong second round when he hurt Obara on the ropes with multiple flurries.

Obara appeared to be the fresher fighter in the later rounds and threw sharp punches while controlling the fight with his movement. Castillo was able to send Obara into retreat mode at moments late in the fight with his all-out barrages, but still took plenty of punishment for his efforts.

Castillo was bleeding from his eye, mouth and ear at different moments throughout the 12-round affair. The final judges totals were 115-113 for Obara and 114-114 twice. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE


By Jim Dower

In a surprise upset, 35-year-old Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) was forced to get up off the deck to defeat 44-year-old #9 WBC heavyweight Tony Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce TV at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida.

Thompson, 6’5”, dropped Scott in the 9th round with a right hand. However, Scott was able to outwork the slow giant to win a fairly easy 10 round decision by the scores of 98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.

This loss was bad news for Thompson because he had a small chance of being selected by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for a title shot in early 2016. Wilder isn’t going to bother to fight Scott because he’s already beaten him by a 1st round knockout in March of 2014. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE


Cincinnati (AFP) - Adrien Broner stopped former world champion Khabib Allakhverdiev in the 12th round in front of his home crowd in Cincinnati to capture the WBA super lightweight title.

The 26-year-old American Broner, who on Saturday improved to 31-2 with 23 knockouts, picked up his fourth world title in four different weight classes.
Broner was pounding the Russian at will with combination punches in the 12th when referee Harvey Dock stepped in to stop the punishment.

With Allakhverdiev (19-2, nine KOs) unable to fight back Dock stopped it at 2:23 of the round, awarding the technical knockout to Broner. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE



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CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (Sept. 6, 2015) - Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) scored an impressive unanimous decision over Marco Antonio "El Veneno" Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) Sunday afternoon in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS main event from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dirrell proved to be too fast for Rubio as he consistently beat the Mexican veteran to the punch and was able to control the fight. Rubio hung tough throughout the fight, continuing to come forward in his attempts to catch Dirrell.

Dirrell won by scores of 100-90 on all three judges scorecards and showed that he still had more left in the tank when he pulled off a backflip in the ring just seconds after the final bell.

In the co-main event, Jamie McDonnell (27-2, 12 KOs) used immense pressure to defeat Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda (31-2, 19 KOs) by unanimous decision and retain his bantamweight world title. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE


McJoe Arroyo Wins IBF Junior Bantamweight World Championship & Amir Imam Earns Shot At 140-Pound Title On SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

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EL PASO, TEXAS (July 18, 2015) – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned a unanimous decision (97-92, 98-91, 96-93) over Marcos Reyes in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday in front of 9,245 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

Reyes was the more active fighter – he doubled Chavez’s output – but simply couldn’t hurt his larger opponent.  Following a loss at light heavyweight last April, Chavez decided to attempt to campaign at super middleweight. 

Chavez (49-2-1, 32 KOs), who was fighting for the first time with trainer Robert Garcia, seemed to be able to land his power shots at will, however he would pick his spots and had long bouts of inactivity.  Although he was working with a new trainer, Chavez continued to bulldoze forward and fought a very similar fight as he did against Andrezj Fonfara in April, this time against a smaller opponent. 

“I won.  This is big for me and Robert,” Chavez said.  “I can do it better, but I won and that is the important thing.  I’m going to fight at 168 pounds.  Little by little, I’m going to get down in weight.  We know we’re doing much better work in the gym. 

“In the third round I hurt my left hand.  I think it’s broken, I don’t know.  I’ll see the doctor.  With all respect to Reyes, if I hadn’t hurt my hand I would have knocked him out. 

“I connected on the best punches to the chin and the body.  I hurt him, but I couldn’t finish him because I hurt my hand.  He threw a lot of punches but missed a lot.  He never hurt me.  I felt I hurt him every time I landed.”

After the fight, Reyes (33-3, 24 KOs) preached his case to SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray and pointed out the weight disparity. 

“I feel I won the fight.   I showed him how I box,” Reyes said.  “I made the weight at 168 and he didn’t make weight.  He’s like a light heavyweight fighting a middleweight. 

“I was against all odds – the referee, the weight, everything.  I think I won the fight.  It’s OK – I did my best.”

In the co-feature, McJoe Arroyo won a technical decision over Arthur Villanueva to win the vacant IBF Junior Bantamweight World Championship after the bout was stopped at 2:10 in the 10th round due to a deep gash over Villanueva’s right eye.  The fight went to the judges’ scorecards and Villanueva was ahead 97-92, 98-91 after the judges scored the 10th.

The Puerto Rican Arroyo (17-0, 8 KOs) became the third fighter from the island to win a 115-pound title.

The lefty-righty matchup was at times highly technical and foul-filled.  Referee Rafael Ramos deducted a point against Villanueva (27-1, 14 KOs) for leading with his head in the sixth.  In a different clash in the sixth, a deep gash opened up over the right eye of Villanueva that ultimately led to the stoppage.  Ramos ruled that the clash that opened the cut was unintentional.

Dr. Brian August inspected the cut midway through the seventh round and again after the eighth.  Ramos again signaled for August to inspect the cut in the 10th and ruled that it was too deep to continue.  In an interview with Jim Gray, August stated that he stopped the fight in the best interest of the fighter but that Villanueva claimed he was having no sight issues. 

“When he was entering, he was entering low.  He was clashing heads a lot,” Arroyo said.  “Before the fight, I knew he was a tough fighter.  All Philippine fighters come to fight.  I knew I had to be ready for 12 rounds, boxing or brawling.  It was a competitive fight but we just worked harder every round.”

When asked by Gray if it was hard to find his rhythm, Arroyo responded, “That’s a normal thing when a southpaw fights a right hander.  We were both trying to be slick and smart.  That happens when two boxers with the same style fight.”

Villanueva disagreed with the stoppage and called for an immediate rematch. 

“It was a rough fight and very tough for me after the headbutt,” Villanueva said.  “I thought I won the fight.  I didn’t want them to stop the fight because it was just getting into the flow.  I’m disappointed with the stoppage. I know I can beat him and I want an immediate rematch.”

In the opening bout of the evening, undefeated 140-pound contender knocked out Fernando Angulo with a thundering right to earn a mandatory shot at the winner of the scheduled fall showdown between Viktor Postol and Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Championship. 

It appeared to be a difficult fight for Imam (18-0, 15 KOs), but he was always in control and supremely accurate, landing 54 percent of his power punches compared to just 17 for Angulo (28-10, 16 KOs).  Imam ended the bout in brilliant fashion with a powerful right to Angulo’s ear, forcing his opponent to fall face-forward to the canvas and the referee to instantly stop the contest at :56.

“I take my hat off.  He’s a good opponent,” Imam said.  “I just hit him with a big shot on his ear and he was done.

“These guys get the belts and just hold it.  I’m going to get the belt and hold it with pride.” 

Said Imam promoter and Hall of Famer Don King, “It was an excellent performance – just what I expected and more. You should never underestimate but pontificate when it comes to the 'Young Master.'  We will take the belts and anyone that comes in front of us."

Thurman stops Collazo in 8th round

Keith Thurman defeated Luis Collazo by technical knockout in the eighth round of their welterweight fight on Saturday night.

With a loud hometown crowd behind him, Thurman aggressively stalked Collazo during the first four rounds and landed a wide assortment of power punches to the head and body. Collazo was cut on the corner of his right eye in the sixth round, and Thurman opened up the cut with several power punches to the face in the seventh.

"I felt good in there," Thurman said. "I've been saying I'm an evolutionary fighter and I showed it tonight. I've always had power, but tonight was champ versus champ boxing."

Thurman, who is from Clearwater, Florida, improved to 26-0 with 22 knockouts and retained his WBA regular welterweight title. He is hoping for a shot at Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 12. MORE


The Rau’shee Warren,12-0-1 NC-(3), vs Javier Gallo, 21-10-1-1 NC-(12),scheduled 10 rounder at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday ended in a ‘No Contest’ after an accidental clash of head in the opening round.

As soon as the fight began Warren and Gallo both banged heads, resulting in Gallo falling to the canvas and holding his head. . Gallo, who suffered a gash under his left eye as a result of the clash was examined by ringside physicians. As Gallo’s injury was ruled accidental the bout was declared a ‘No Contest.’

Other Results

light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr W10 Michael Gbenga
cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell TKO5 Phil Williams
lightweight Robert Easter W10 Angel Hernandez
featherweight Juan Dominguez W8 German Meraz
middleweight Patryk Szymanski TKO 1 Gundrick King
light middleweight Javontae Starks W 8 Jonathan Garcia
lightweight Jamel Herring KO 2 Jose Del Valle
super middleweight Sergiy Derevyanchenko TKO 1 Raul Munoz
lightweight Jose Felix Quezada TKO 1 Marlon Lewis
light welterweight Eddie Ramirez TKO 2 Dedrick Bell
super middleweight Ronald Hearns KO 5 Roberto Ventura


CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2014) – Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara won a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition on Saturday from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Ngumbu came out with a surprisingly aggressive approach, throwing looping, wild shots that kept Fonfara off-balance but rarely landed.  To the delight of his large Polish fan base in attendance, Fonfara landed a huge right shot that dazed Ngumbu in the fifth, forcing him to clinch just to hold on and escape the round.  Ngumbu was in trouble against the ropes with shaky legs, but Fonfara, who claimed he injured his right hand in the fourth round, stepped off the gas and didn’t do enough to finish his opponent.



Cornelius "K9" Bundrage became a two-time junior middleweight titleholder tonight in Cancun, Mexico, dropping Carlos Molina two times en route to an unanimous decision win on scores of 115-110, 116-109, and 117-106. BLH had it 116-109 for Bundrage.

The 41-year-old Bundrage (34-5, 19 KO) put Molina down in the first round, and the rusty defending titlist was on bad legs getting up, but only had to survive about 15 more seconds to get out of the round, which he did. The second knockdown came in round 10. Bundrage did lose a point mid-fight, but it made no real difference. He also had constant issues with the tape on his gloves, but luckily that didn't get him Khomitsky'd.



Leon Margules, co-promoter of now IBF #2 super featherweight contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) says he feels the level of controversy after Barthelemy’s close but deserved 12-round unanimous (115-113, 116-112, 116-112) decision over Arash Usmanee on Friday night at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, is both surprising and unfounded. “Some internet writers from some reputable sites have been claiming Usmanee was robbed and that this was a ‘corrupt’ and ‘hometown’ decision and to them I say: Before you try to sully the reputations of some long-time boxing people, watch it again closely without the commentary and decide for yourselves.”



In the feature bout of the evening, scheduled for eight rounds in the lightweight division, Jorge "Machito" Maysonet Jr., (10-0, 9 KOs) demolished Ramesis Gil (8-5-5, 5 KOs) by way of a first round KO. From the beginning of the fight, Maysonet came out very aggressive, connecting with left and right hooks to the face and body of Gil, who went down on three occasions. The referee seen that Gil was unstable to continue and the fight was halted at the 1:23 mark.

Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing, wishes to congratulate his fighters, IBF #10 super middleweight Don “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs), IBF #6, WBC #8 junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and Cuban light heavyweight Vilier Quinonez (5-0, 3 KOs) for their impressive victories Friday night at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Chicago native George scored a TKO 6 over opponent Dionisio Miranda after the one-sided bout was stopped between the sixth and seventh rounds. A powerful puncher, George stalked his Colombian opponent behind thudding one/two combinations. He started catching Miranda with regularity in the fourth. After a couple rounds of eating strong right hands, the normally durable Miranda had had enough.



By Jake Donovan

Adonis Stevenson scored five knockdowns en route to a 12th round stoppage of Donovan George in their super middleweight title eliminator Friday evening in Montreal, Canada.

Both fighters brought the heat after a tentative opening round, but Stevenson proved to be too much for the visiting American fighter. Two body shot knockdowns in round five had George in serious trouble, only for the Chicago native to come roaring back to cap a Round of the Year contender.

George went for broke in the sixth round, but once again found himself on the canvas and on the verge of being stopped. Stevenson unloaded with left hands and body shots, but George did his best to remain upright for as long as his body would allow.

Two more knockdowns came in the final round. To his credit, erratic referee Marlon B. Wright gave the visiting fighter every chance to recover but finally waved off the bout after George doubled over in pain following the fifth - and final - knockdown of the evening.

The official time was 0:55 of round twelve. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE


By Jim Dower

Colombian Breidis Prescott (26-4, 18 KO’s) defeated Francisco Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KO’s) by an eight round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Doubletree Miamimart Hotel, in Miami, Florida. The final judges’ scores were 79-71, 77-73 and 78-71, all for Prescott.

Despite being the bigger puncher, Prescott was knocked down in the 5th round by Figueroa. However, that was about all Figueroa could do, as Prescott was able to use a powerful jab and scorching combinations to get the better of Figueroa. In the last two rounds, Prescott looked to be tiring as Figueroa took the fight to him. Luckily for Prescott that the fight was only eight rounds and not 12, because he might have run completely out of gas again like he did in his two losses to Paul McCloskey and Mike Alvarado recently. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE


By Jim Dower

Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KO’s) defeated 43-year-old Glen Johnson (51-17-2, 36 KO’s) by a controversial 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The final judges’ scores were 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93. I personally scored the fight for Johnson by the score of 97-93. Johnson did a great job of outworking the younger Fonfara. Late in the fight Fonfara came on, but most of his shots were picked off on the gloves of Johnson. With this loss we may be seeing the end of Johnson, as he previously said he’d retire if he can’t beat Fonfara. Perhaps Johnson will have second thoughts about retiring due to the controversial nature of the decision. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE


Fighting in the main event of a six-fight Boston vs. New York card at the Boston House of Blues before 2500 delirious fans, and with a  rock star in his corner, super lightweight boxing prospect Danny O’Connor knew he had to deliver in a big way.

Mission accomplished.

Showing vast improvements from working with acclaimed trainer Ronnie Shields, O’Connor, now 17-1, 5 KOs, dominated opponent Daniel Sostre of Highland, New York, forcing him to retire on his stool after four rounds.

It was the perfect ending to a spectacular event, engineered heavily by The Dropkick Murphys founder and bassist Ken Casey, who also worked O’Connor’s corner.

Willie Nelson Shocks Yudel Jhonson,
Badou Jack Wins

By Rick Reeno

Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas - In the ShoBox televised headliner, Willie Nelson (18-1-1, 15KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated junior middleweight prospect Yudel Jhonson (12-1, 8KOs). Both fighters were down in the fight. The scores were 95-94, 97-92 and 97-92.

Jhonson briefly stunned Nelson in the second round, but Nelson came right back with a combination of punches to send Jhonson down on all fours. In the fourth round, a huge left hand put Nelson down hard on his back. Nelson surprised everyone by getting up to his feet. Jhonson nearly finished him off against the ropes. Nelson held on and made it to the bell.

At the end of the fifth, Nelson once again staggered Jhonson with a good combination. Both of them had their moments in the remaining rounds. Nelson, however, closed strong in the tenth and final round with several well-timed power shots on the button.

In a battle of undefeated super middleweight prospects, Badou Jack (11-0, 8KOs) won a close eight round split decision over Colombian boxer Alexander Brand (17-1, 15KOs). The scores were 77-75 for Jack, 77-75 for Brand and 77-75 for Jack. 

Chilemba Shocks Miranda:
Abdusalamov, Barthelemy Win

By Rick Reeno

Texas Station Gambling Hall, Las Vegas - Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1, 9KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over fading veteran Edison Miranda (35-7, 30KOs). The scores were 97-91, and 96-92 twice.

An early battle of boxer versus puncher. Chilemba was using his jab and finding openings. Miranda was his usual self - coming forward, applying a lot of pressure and swinging hard with both hands. Miranda workrate and pressure was the early difference, but the real feather in Miranda's cap was his ability to cut off the ring.

In the third round, an accidental clash of heads opened up a bad cut above the left eye of Miranda. The cut opened up further in the fourth and the blood was flowing down hard on Miranda's face. Miranda was already displaying some desperate to end it early. In the fifth round, referee Robert Byrd broke the fighters apart and took away a point from both of them. Chilemba lost a point for holding and hitting and Miranda lost a point for hitting behind the head. The cut was really bothering Miranda, who often used his glove to wipe away the flow of blood.

Chilemba hurt Miranda early in the seventh, but couldn't follow-up. Miranda was starting to slow down and Chilemba was started to land his punches without much resistance. The tide of the fight completely turned in in the eight. Miranda was a beaten fighter. He continued to come forward and threw punches, but he missed most of his shots and ate counters in return. READ MORE HERE