All posts by Victor V

WSU Finally Wins, Questions Still Linger

WSU beat Idaho 56-6 in the Battle of the Palouse. But the Cougs had to overcome a slow start

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Vargas & Salido Battle in a Fight of the Year Candidate

If Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido wanted to honor Muhammad Ali’s memory they did a fantastic job in their fight last Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Vargas (23-0-2, 17KO) looked to defend his 130 pound title for the first time after winning it against Takashi Miura last year in the Fight of ...

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A History & Tribute to Muhammad Ali

On February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, shook up the world with a resounding victory over Sonny Liston to capture the heavyweight championship of the world. Last Friday “The Greatest” shook up the world once again, albeit sadly as he died. Before he became Ali, Clay began his boxing career at ...

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Ortiz Easily Dispatches Thompson; Vargas TKOs Ali

The DC Armory featured longtime heavyweight contender and D.C. native Tony Thompson unsuccessfully taking on Luis Ortiz. Ortiz, the significant favorite, immediately took control of the fight in the first round by landing a straight left out of the southpaw which put Thompson on the canvas. Thompson managed to beat the ref’s count and survive ...

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Crawford Stops Lundy in Five

Junior welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford withstood the trash-talking of challenger Hank Lundy leading up to their fight on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska to knock him out in five rounds. Lundy (26-6-1, 13KO) fought aggressively in the opening round and managed to land a few right hands and left hooks on Crawford. The champion soon switched ...

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Frampton Unifies Titles, Outpoints Quigg

A packed crowd celebrated with deafening noise as Belfast-native Carl Frampton retained his IBF super bantamweight (122 pounds) title and captured the WBA version from Scott Quigg with a split-decision victory on Saturday in Manchester, England. One judge scored the fight 115-113 for Quigg while the other two scored it 116-112 for the Irishman. The ...

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Kovalev Punishes Pascal to 7th round TKO

Sergey Kovalev may have won the rematch against rival Jean Pascal last night, but the real hero is Pascal’s trainer, Freddie Roach, for stopping the fight at the end of the 7th round to save his fighter from further punishment. Kovalev (29-0-1, 26KO) started the fight same way he began the first fight last March ...

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Garcia Outpoints Guerrero, Wins Title

In a fight for the WBC welterweight title (for some reason…) Danny Garcia put on a solid performance of counter-punching and outboxed veteran Robert Guerrero over 12 rounds to win a unanimous decision. Garcia, the favorite, started the fight on his toes with Guerrero chasing him. Guerrero (33-4-1, 18KO) did well at times by keeping ...

The 2015 Fighter of the Year

A new year is upon us and with it a renewal of hope in the sport of boxing. Will 2016 disappoint us? Probably. But in the meantime, it always entertains to reflect on the past year and discuss which fighter made the most impact in the sport. 2015 was sort of strange in that no ...

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Saunders Earns Majority Decision over Lee, Wins Title

A new WBO middleweight champion was crowned in Manchester, England on Saturday as Billy Joe Saunders earned a majority decision over Andy Lee to take the title. The fight, which had been postponed twice due to injury and illness from both camps, was highly anticipated and the crowd let both fighters know they were excited ...

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Ortiz Sensational Against Jennings; Walters Robbed of Deserved Win

A double-header from Verona, New York on Saturday featured Nicholas Walters making his super featherweight debut against Jason Sosa and a clash of heavyweight contenders between Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz. Walters, looking to impress in his first bout since losing his featherweight title on the scales, made his intentions clear in the very 1st ...

Verdejo Continues His Rise; Donaire Wins a Scorcher

Unbeaten Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo continued his rise in the lightweight division against journeyman Josenilson Dos Santos last Saturday at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. Verdejo (19-0, 14KO) began the fight by landing a few jabs to the head and body of Dos Santos (27-4, 17KO) and looking to pick his spots to land power shots. ...

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Jacobs Wins Brooklyn Bragging Rights, TKOs Quillin in the 1st Round

Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs won local bragging rights by stopping previously undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin at 1:25 in the first round on Saturday to retain his WBA middleweight title in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight began with both guys meeting in the center of the ring, ready to throw hard ...

A Small Tribute to Bob Foster

          Former light heavyweight champion Bob Foster died Saturday morning at age 77. A cause of death has not been given yet, but Foster had been in ill health for some time. Born in Borger, Texas, Foster became closely associated with Albuquerque, New Mexico. He grew up in and began his ...

Canelo Defeats Cotto, Vargas & Miura Steal the Show

  In an action-packed PPV at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto added to the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry and although it didn’t quite live up to expectations it still delivered good action. As it turned out, the Takashi Miura vs Francisco Vargas bout proved to be not only ...

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