By: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photo credits: Naoki Fukuda
Tokyo, Japan – Lightweight Hironori Mishiro (10-0-1, 3 KO) from Tokyo, Japan scored a majority decision win over Masayuki Ito (26-3-1, 14 KO) from Tokyo, Japan on December 26, 2020 at the Sumida City Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Presented by Ichitaro Ishii – Yokohama Hikari Promotions.
Super Bantamweight Ryo Akaho (36-2-2, 24 KO) from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan scores a second round TKO victory over Yuto Nakamura (11-6-1, 8 KO) from Suzuka, Mie, Japan.
19 year old Jin Sasaki (10-0, 9 KO) from Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. scores a TKO in the third round over Aso Ishikawa (8-3-1, 6 KO) from Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.
Sasaki winning the vacant Japanese Youth Super Lightweight Title.
Welterweight Shoki “EL PV” Sakai (25-11-2, 13 KO) from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. scores a eight round unanimous decision victory over Takeru Kobata (8-5-1, 3 KO) from Beppu, Oita, Japan.
Las Vegas, NV – Super Featherweight and former WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) outclassed Toka Kahn Clary (28-3, 19 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night in the bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Total domination for Stevenson who won easily 100-90 on all three judges’ cards.
Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1, 13 KO) captured the WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title tonight by stopping Felix Verdejo (27-2, 17 KO) in the ninth
In the opening round Verdejo catches Nakatani with a hard right hand flooring him with a hard shot, surprisingly Nakatani comes back and finishes the round off strong.
In round three Nakatani gets tagged right at the opening bell with a hard right hand from Verdejo who uses good angles tagging Nakatani with shots.
Verdejo times Nakatani walks into a hard right hand dropping Nakatani to a knee as Verdejo continues to execute his game plan.
Nakatani comes back hard in round seven buzzing Verdejo with a hard shot Verdejo fighting back holds on then fires back at Nakatani.
Nakatani catches Verdejo with an explosive left jab flooring Verdejo twice ending the fight at 1:45 seconds of round nine by TKO victory.
Super Middleweight Edgar Berlanga (16-0, 16 KO) stops Ulises Sierra (15-2-2, 9 KO) in the opening round.
Berlanga Crushing Sierra with hard right hands dropping him in the opening round then finishing him off with hard combinations ending Sierra’s night at the official time 2:40 seconds of round one by TKO victory.
After eight rounds Middleweight Quincy LaVallais (10-0-1, 5 KO) from Kenner, LA. scores a unanimous decision victory over Clay Collard (9-3-3, 4 KO)
Judges official scores were 78-74, 77-75 (2x).
Teiken Promotions Light Flyweight Star Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KO) destroys Saul Juarez (25-13-2, 13 KO) in two rounds.
Rodriguez starts off strong in the opening round landing a hard uppercut follows with good body shots putting the pressure on Juarez early on.
Juarez gets cracked with a left uppercut ending his night at the official time 2:05 seconds of round two by TKO victory.
Featherweight Robeisy Ramirez (6-1, 4 KO) stops Brandon Valdes (13-2, 7 KO) in six.
Valdez and Ramirez no feel our round in the opening stanza as both fighters go right after each other Valdez appeared to of the better of the exchanges.
Ramirez setting Valdez up in round two making him pay as he steps in and gets caught with some hard shots to the head and body.
Ramirez catching Valdez with hard hard shots putting a lot of pressure on Valdez as referee Mora jumps in to wave off the fight at the official time 2:49 seconds of round six by TKO victory.
Featherweight Haven Brady Jr. (2-0, 2 KO) from Albany, GA. was too much for Michael Land (1-2, 1 KO)
Brady,Jr. having no problems finding the target punching with Land but catching him at will in the opening stanza.
Brady,Jr. executing his shots going right to the body breaking down Land with hard shots in round two.
Referee Kenny Bayless calls a stop to the bout at the end of the second round.
Land’s corner calls the fight as Land didn’t come out for round three.
Welterweight Kasir Goldston (2-0, 1 KO) from Albany, New York stops Llewelyn McClamy (2-1, 1 KO) in two rounds.
Young 17 year old welterweight Kasir Goldston starts off strong placing his punches correctly McClamy gets dropped twice in round two as Goldston finishes him off at 1:35 seconds of round two by TKO victory for Goldston.
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40-0 Gilberto Ramirez returns to ring
Dec. 18 vs. Alfonso Lopez on PPV
World-class heavyweight Mike Hunter fighting in co-feature
Live on pay per view from Galveston, Texas
GALVESTON, Texas – The long-awaited return of undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) will be Friday night, December 18, when he challenges North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-3, 25 KOs), live on pay per view from Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
“Battle of Rio Grande” will be available for live viewing on digital, cable and satellite, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on pay per view for a suggested retail price of only $24.99. FITE TV will stream worldwide on the FITE app and website (www.FITE.tv) and Integrated Sports Media will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the United States, as well as in Canada on Shaw and SaskTel.
The main event fighters, Ramirez and Lopez, are co-promoters of “Battle of Rio Grande” under their promotional company names, respectively, Zurdo Promotions and El Tigre Promotions.
The 29-year-old Ramirez, fighting out of Mazatlán, Mexico, became the first Mexican super middleweight champion of the world in 2016, when he defeated defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Arthur Abraham (44-4) by way of a 12-round unanimous decision. Ramirez successfully defended his world title against 33-4-1 Maksym Bursak (DEC12), 22-0 Jesse Hart (WDEC12), 25-0-1 Habif Ahmed (TKO6), 23-0 Roamer Alexis Angulo (DEC12) and 25-1 Hart (DEC12) in a rematch.
Ramirez’ last fight, his first as a light heavyweight, was last April in Los Angeles, in which “Zurdo” stopped 29-6-1 Tommy Karpency in four rounds. Ramirez then became a promotional free agent.
Lopez will be fighting close to his home in Huntsville, Texas. “El Tigre” will be riding a 10-fight win streak into the ring for the Dec. 18th 12-round main event. He hasn’t fought in 13 months, registering a 10-round decision over 19-9-1 Denis Grachev in Lopez’ first defense of the NABF title he captured in his previous fight with a fourth-round stoppage of 21-3 Alex Theran.
“I’m looking forward to hosting my first fight and appreciate all the support and love I’ve received from everybody,” Ramirez said. I want to give special thanks to FITE.TV, El Tigre Promotions, Be Def Sports, and the state of Texas for being great partners in this event. I know it’s been a long road to return, but I feel great having full control of my career and being able to fight whenever, wherever, and however, I want. As always, I appreciate my trainers – Julian Chua, Joel Flores, and Chris Wong – keeping me in shape since my last fight and I feel better than ever to step back in the ring. I’ll see you guys December 18th in Texas!”
World-rated heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, of Las Vegas, will take on battle-tested veteran Chauncy “Hillyard Hammer” Welliver (57-13-5, 23 KOs), the former World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion.
Hunter is rated among the top 10 in all four major sanctioning bodies — #4 International Boxing Federation (IBF), #7 WBO, #10 WBC and World Boxing Association – in addition to being ranked # 8 by The Ring independent magazine.
Hunter’s last action was a 12-round split draw a year ago in Saudi Arabia with Alexander Povetkin (35-2), the former world heavyweight champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist. A decorated U.S. amateur boxer, Hunter’s lone loss as a professional was a 12-round unanimous decision in 2017 to another Olympic gold medalist (2012), defending champion Oleksandr Usyk (11-0), for the WBO World cruiserweight title.
Hughie Fury wants to show that he belongs at world level by “doing a job” on Mariusz Wach when he collides with the former World Title challenger on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories on its just-launched Global platform.
The only defeats on Fury’s 27 fight slate came at world level – a majority 12 round decision dropped in a close and controversial WBO World Title challenge to New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in 2017, a gallant and gory 12 round points loss to Pulev in an IBF Final Eliminator in Sofia and a points loss to Alexander Povetkin last summer.
At just 26, Fury believes that his best years are ahead of him, and the Manchester contender is confident that there’s still plenty of time left to mount a fresh assault at world honours. Polish veteran Wach took Dillian Whyte the distance in Saudi Arabia a year ago, and Fury knows the former World Title challenger still has plenty to offer.
“He’s a tough man Mariusz Wach,” said Fury. “He’s been in with some great fighters, pretty much everyone, including a World Title challenge. I’m looking forward to doing a job on him. This is definitely one not to miss. It’s been a while and I’m ready to show what I’m all about.
“Wach brings power and size, you can’t switch off for a second. I want these kind of fights as these fights will help me achieve what I need in boxing. I’m expecting a tough fight with Wach. I’ve seen a few of his fights and we’ve done our studying, training and sparring.
“I’m ready for all the serious fights out there, I’ve had vast experience and I belong on the world level. I expect to be knocking on the door for another shot at world honours again very soon. I’ve been living in the gym, working on a lot of different aspects of my game, perfecting what I needed to do.
“Everything happens for a reason. You’ve just got to stay patient and fight whoever they put in front of you. Boxing is about learning and taking fights. If you believe that you are the best, then you will take on anyone and everyone.”
Fury vs. Wach is part of a huge night of action in London, Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) defends his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), Martin Bakole (15-1, 12 KOs) and Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KOs) fight for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title, Hackney Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs) returns to action and Leeds Super-Bantamweight Qais Ashfaq (8-1, 3 KOs) looks to return to winning ways against Ashley Lane (14-9-2, 1 KO), with more fights confirmed tomorrow.
Miami, Florida- Yunieski Gonzalez from Miami, Florida. becomes the WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight champion tonight after crushing Alex Theran from Barranquilla, Columbia. hitting him with deviating shots ending his night by way of KO victory at the 2:51 mark of round two.
Luis “Chucho” Melendez from Miami, Florida. broke down Mario E. Sayal Lozano from Argentina ending his night at the official time 1:11 seconds of round two by KO victory.
Neslan Machado from Miami, Florida scores a six round unanimous decision win over Angel Antonio Contreras from Monterrey, Mexico.
Marcel Barlatier from Miami, Florida crushes Dakota Laster from Hannibal, MO. ending his night at the official time 1:43 seconds of the opening stanza by TKO victory.
Argentinian Super Welterweight “El Pollero”Damian Ezequiel Bonelli from Argentina pulls out a split decision against Derrick Cuevas from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Antonio “Bang” Williams (12-0-1, 6 KO) from Richmond, Texas scores a six round unanimous decision victory over Juan “Cirujano”Aguirre (7-2-2, 5 KO) from Yucatán, Mexico.
Chris Otero (3-0, 2 KO) from Homestead, Florida was too much for Jose F Leon (0-7-1) from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Otero taking the four round unanimous decision win.
Elvin Gambarov (10-0, 9 KO) from Miami, Florida way of Gabala, Azerbaijan. scores a TKO at the official time .17 seconds of round number three over Geronimo Nahuel Sacco (8-2-1, 1 KO) from 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aries, Argentina.
Erick Lanzas, Jr. from Homestead, Florida got rid of Don Stewart from St. Charles, MO. in just .56 seconds of round one by hard KO victory.
Isaac Carbonell eliminates Salome Flores Torres at the official time of 1:41 seconds of the opening round by TKO victory.
In the opening bout of the evening Super Welterweight
Kennth “Tyson” Sene from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida battles Jurmain McDonald from Jefferson City, MO. to a split decision victory, Sene put his punches together pounding McDonald in rounds three and four.
Rivalta Boxing Presents: BLACK TIE BOXING @ Inter-Continental Hotel Miami in Miami, Florida on Friday December 4th.
Photo credits: Nelson Rodriguez
Report: Damon Gonzalez/ Latinbox Sports
In the main event tonight at Wembley SSE Arena in London, United Kingdom Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) defends his WBO World Super-Middleweight Title in a twelve round decision victory over Martin Murray (39-6-1, 17 KOs).
Judges official scores were 120-109, 120-109, 118-110.
Lightweight puncher James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) destroyed Josh O’Reilly (16-1, 6 KOs) in the first round on Thursday night at the SSE Arena in London. Former world title challenger Tennyson floored O’Reilly twice stepped on the gas as referee seen enough stopping the punishment at the official time 2:14 seconds in the opening stanza.
Light Heavyweight Lewis “The Saint” Edmondson drops and stops John Telford in round three declaring Edmondson the winner.
Bantamweight Shannon Courtenay scores a seventh round KO victory over Dorota Norek.
Featherweight Donte Dixon scores a six round decision over Angelo Dragone scoring 58-56 on all judges scorecards.
Super Middleweight Lerrone Richards scores a eighth round decision over Timo Laine scoring 80-72 on all the judges scorecards.