The Venezuelan Carlos “CCC” Cañizales dominated this Sunday in Fuzhou, China, the Japanese Sho Kimura and retained his Minimosca belt of the World Boxing Association (WBA) for the second time. Cañizales showed all his carats, in a complicated fight at the beginning, product of the devilish patron who was exercising Kimura, who climbed into the …
The boxer Can Xu successfully completed the first defense of the featherweight championship of the World Boxing Association (WBA), after defeating the Japanese Shub Kubo by six-round technical knockout, at an event held in Fuzhou, China. Xu had no opposition, presented a good display of boxing and combinations to the body and face of his …
WBA featherweight champion Can Xu (17-2, 3 KOs) retained his title with a sixth round TKO over former WBA super bantam champ Shun Kubo (13-2, 9 KOs) on Sunday night in a packed Fuzhou Gymnasium in Fuzhou, China. Can dropped Kubo in round five and the bout was waved off by referee Gustavo Padilla in round six.
WBA International flyweight beltholder “Wulan” (12-3-1, 5 KOs) won by twelve round majority decision over Ardin Diale (35-14-4, 17 KOs) in a hard-fought match.
Unbeaten super featherweight Shichao Gao (4-0-1, 1 KO) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Anurak Thisa (23-2, 9 KOs) in a bout for the WBA Asia belt.
Featherweight Sophon Klachun (5-3, 1 KO) surprised previously unbeaten Hua Long Zhu (2-1, 2 KOs), taking a six round split decision.
Xu Can will defend his featherweight belt against Shun Kubo in what will be his first exhibition since he became champion in January against Jesus Rojas. In addition, there is also Carlos Canizales on the fight card, who will make the second defense of his light-flyweight title against the Japanese native Sho Kimura, in a …
Female boxing legends and world champions Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (35-4-4, 16 KOs) and Marcela “La Tigresa” Acuña (49-7-2, 20 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Saturday night at the Estadio de Béisbol “Agustin Flores Contreras” in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
Scores were 96-94 for Acuña and 95-95 twice. The speedy Acuña built an early lead, but the “Princesa Azteca” roared back to the delight of the fans.
WBC female flyweight champion Kenia Enríquez (22-1, 9 KOs) retained hr belt by ten round unanimous decision over Leiryn “China” Flores (16-1-1, 13 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 100-90.
In a battle of unbeaten former amateur standouts, Roman Zakirov (10-0, 8 KOs) of Azerbaijan stopped Taras Golovashchenko (3-1, 3 KOs) of Ukraine in round four Saturday night at the Sporthalle, Schleife, Germany. Zakirov is off to a rapid start to his career fighting nearly every other month since his pro debut in 2018. Zakirov has shown his ability to win on the road as well. This was Zakirov’s third different country he has fought in as many as fights. He leaves Germany with his unbeaten record intact and the IBO international title. Zakirov’s promoter/manager Kamil Aliyev says Zakirov will likely return within the next few months.
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Junior lightweight Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring (20-2, 10 KOs) dethroned WBO champion Masayuki Ito (25-2-1, 13 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night before 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. It was a tactical fight and Ito never could quite figure out the southpaw puzzle of Herring. Scores were 116-112, 118-110, 118-110.
Jamel Herring: “I want to dedicate this fight to my daughter, Ariyanah, who passed away from SIDs. Tonight would have been her 10th birthday, and I dedicate this title to her. Ito was a tough competitor, but I always believed I could win a world title. This is a dream come true, and to do this on Memorial Day weekend makes it even sweeter.”
Promoter Bob Arum: “When we signed Jamel, a lot of people had their doubts, but he showed the heart of a world champion. He’s a true Marine and an American hero. We are so proud of what this young man has accomplished.”