Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2,17) recovers from 2 knockdowns to record 10th defense of his title yesterday night in at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Japan. WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was dropped twice in round 3 by Liborio Solis but recovered well to defeat the challenger 117-107 on all 3 cards. Whilst he was dropped twice himself, Yamanaka also secured two knockdowns, one in round 2 and one in round 9, himself.
In co main event hometown favorite Yu Kimura suffers MD loss to Ganigan Lopez-Lopez was too good for the Japanese fighter over the 12 rounds and a well deserving winner for the WBC Light Flyweight title. Kimura started well but Lopez adapted and took a clear win. The scores were 119-109, 118-110, 114-114
Another bout in the undercard was Shuya Masaki vs tough Filipino Vergil Puton.
Filipino fighter Vergil Puton put in a brave effort yesterday night in Japan though came up short in an all action bout with the highly touted Shuya Masaki. The scores cards made this one look one sided but it really wasn’t and Puton gave everything he had to give Masaki a genuine gut check.
Parañaque City, Metro Manila Philippines – Once beaten Philippine rated no.2 Super feather Randy “The Master” Braga (18-1-1,4 KOs) show a massive determination as he successfully defended his Philippines Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Super featherweight title against highly experienced and veteran of multiple regional title fights fellow Filipino boxer Danilo “Pitbull” Peña (27-23-4,11 KOs) at The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Fighting in his 1st title defense Braga was Knockdown once in the 2nd round by a looping left hook from the veteran but show some heart to bounced back in the next round. Pena deducted 1 point in Round 6 for biting the right shoulder of Braga and turns to stand for his nickname as the “Pitbull” but in the end of the fight Braga win a Unanimous Decision victory to defend his Philippines Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Super featherweight title. Braga show to the ragging Pitbull who the real master is.
Top Rank nominated this as the fight of the year. What do you think?
truTV’s Kevin Kugler takes you through the nonstop action of Nonito Donaire & Cesar Juarez’s BWAA Fight of the Year nominee from Dec. 11 in Puerto Rico. Donaire won by Unanimous Decision and earned the world jr. featherweight title.
After getting an impressive win against Bryant Jennings while battling a fue, Luis Ortiz establishes his name as a top contender in the division. Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz fight were expected give the fans an explosive match and so they did. Bryant Jennings tried his best to keep up with the power punching of Ortiz but just couldn’t. Ortiz is now the interim WBA World heavyweight title.
Luis “King Kong” Ortiz stops Bryan “ByBy” Jennings in Round 7. What a performance by the cuban heavyweight. He wants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Next!
Machester Arena witnessed the changing of a championship belt as once again as two prize fighters battled for the WBO world middleweght title. What we thought would be an easy night for Saunders turned to be a grind as Andy Lee with his heart of a champion slug it out until the end.
The 3rd round knockdowns proved to be pivotal as judges scored the fight ( Phil Edwards 114-112, Dave Parris 115-111, Marcus McDonnell 113-113 ) Majority Decision in favor of the new WBO World middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders.
Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs comes out firing and stuns the Barclays Center crowd with a TKO victory over Peter Quillin 1:25 minutes into the 1st round of their WBA Middleweight World Championship. There was no warming up and peeling off process between the two fighters as they both engaged in a brutal exchange of punches with Jacobs getting the upper hand. Watch the fight highlight below.
We like our very own Filipino boxer Brian Viloria, we know he is one of the best fighter coming from the Philippines, but the Hawaiian Punch was not good enough for the Chocalatito. Roman Gonzales was just too sweet and strong for Viloria.
Viloria could not handle the barrage of punches and the referee had no choice but to stop the fight to prevent Viloria from getting diabetes, because he has been eating Chocalatito’s punches.
Roman Gonzales won via 9 round TKO.
Gennady Golovkin proved that he is too much for David Lemieux to handle, With the victory Golovkin is now the title holder of IBF, IBO and WBA champ. Golovkin dominated the entire fight however Lemieux fought aggressive during rounds 4,5,6 knowing he was down the first 3 rounds. This fight showed how great Golovkin is as a boxer, he is not just a heavy hitter thanks to his 400 plus wins during his time in the amateurs.
Golovkin’s biggest knack is probably not going to super middle weight or higher, as a fan i dont want to see either Canelo or Cotto to fight GGG, both fighters might not even win vs Lemieux,
GGG improved his astounding record to 34 wins with 31 ko’s 91% ko ratings with the last 20 wins all ended with a ko or stoppage.
Here is the highlight of the fight:
I will leave you with the best ko’s and KD’s by Broner