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Scott Sigmon vs Kelly Pavlik
Entering the ring to the sound of Ghostbusters, Scott Sigmon
could have used some help from Bill Murray and friends as Kelly “The Ghost”
Pavlik beat the 25 year old to a bloody pulp. After conferring with the fight doctor, referee Jay Nady mercifully stopped the contest after the 7th round.
Pavlik, the former middleweight champion of the world look sharp and never appeared to be hurt while Sigmon was bleeding profusely from his nose and a cut over his eye.
Carlos Valcarel vs Jessie Magdaleno
Super Bantamweight southpaw Jessie Magdaleno ran his undefeated record to 10-0 with another impressive first round TKO over challenger Carlos Valcarel. Magdaleno, trained in Las Vegas by Pat Barry and Augie Sanchez of Barry’s Boxing landed several hard combinations followed by a big left that floored Valcarel. After an eight count Magdaleno continued his barrage of unanswered punches before the action was halted by referee Tony Weeks.
Beibut Shumenov vs Enrique Ornelas
Disclosure: Ornelas is my wife’s cousin. From the opening bell Shumenov completely dominated the fight. Almost at will the WBA Light Heavyweight Champion was able to connect with body shots, combinations and
uppercuts. Most of the fight resembled a sparring session with Ornelas against the ropes his hands covering his face and Shumenov doing damage to the body and the head. Ornelas showing more heart than speed never showed any signs of quitting, but ultimately Shumenov proved much quicker and was clearly the effective aggressor. The judges scorecards were Burt Clemens 120-108 Dick Houck 120-108 and Robert Hoyle 120-108.
Daquan Arnett vs Yosmani Abreu
Arnett won a unanimous decision over Abreu in a four round fight. Arnett dropped Abreu in the second round with a quick left hook. The judges
scorecards were Bob Bennett 40-35 Jerry Roth 39-36 and Ricardo Ocasio 40-35
Joseph Elegele vs Lanard Lane
Joseph Elegele won a controversial majority decision over Lanard Lane. Elegele, a southpaw, came out strong in the early rounds using his height advantage over the shorter Lane to land jabs and left hooks. In the third round Lane was bleeding from a cut over the right eye. With a sudden sense of urgency Lane came out firing and had a strong fourth round. However, in the fifth round Lane went down on a controversial knockdown call when Elegele seemingly pushed Lane in the back of the head that forced the referee to give a standing eight count. In Rounds 6, 7 and 8 Lane dominated nearly dropping Elegele several times but in the end came up just short on the judges’ scorecards which read Bob Bennett 76-75, Lisa Giampa 77-74 and CJ Ross 76-76.
Ravshan Hudaynazarov vs Euri Gonzalez
Hudaynazarov out boxed and outpaced Gonzalez to win a unanimous decision. Hudaynazarov landed several strong combinations throughout
the fight and never appeared to be hurt. Gonzalez fought a strong fight but was
not able to keep up with the speedy Hudaynaraz. All three judeges scored the
Pacquiao Wins By Another Controversial Decision
From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the much anticipated third fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao took place before a sold out and very excited crowd. The first four rounds were very close with both fighters boxing carefully. Marquez scored strong at the end of the third round and Marquez followed by finishing the fourth round strong. Marquez landed several good shots in the fifth and obviously won that round. The sixth round heated up with both fighters scoring strong. The seventh round continued with both fighters landing punches with Marquez landing the stronger punches. The eighth round was close with neither fighter landing any big punches. The ninth round again showed the power and speed of both fighters as both continued to score. The action carried into the tenth round with Pacquiao getting cut above the right eye from an accidental headbutt. The eleventh round was close and it appeared both fighters were saving up for the twelfth and final round. The twelfth round ended with neither fighter landing any big punches.
Once again another close fight that went to the judges’ scorecards which read:
Glenn Trowbridge 116-112, Dave Moretti 115-113, Robert Hoyle 114-114.
I scored the fight 115-113 Marquez.
Bradley dominates Casamayor
Timothy Bradley retained his WBO Junior Welterweight Title with an easy victory over veteran Joel Casamayor. Bradley floored Casamayor with a hard right to the body in the fifth round and a head shot in the sixth which Casamayor claimed was a push or slip. Bradley continued to land big shots and floored Casamayor again near the end of the eighth round at which point Casamayors corner stepped in and stopped the fight.
Alvarado wins by TKO over Prescott
Mike Alvarado took his undefeated record to 32-0 after a 10th round TKO over Colombian fighter Breidis Prescott in an action filled fight that had Prescott winning on all three judges’ scorecards going into the tenth and final round only to suffer his first career knockdown and loss.
Burgos Defeats Cruz Takes Title
Juan Carlos Burgos of Tijuana, Mexico won a unanimous decision over Puerto Rican Luis Cruz to take his WBC Silver/WBO Latino Junior Lightweight Title. The judges’ scorecards were: Duane Ford 98-92, Ricardo Ocasio 97-93, CJ Ross 95-95.
Diego Magdaleno dominates Emmanuel L ucero
Las Vegas native Diego Magdaleno retained his NABF Super Featherweight Title with an easy 10 round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Lucero of New York. The three judges had Magdaleno winning all 10 rounds. The champion dominated the fight from the start by exhibiting his quickness and fundamental boxing skills. By the fifth round Lucero’s face was a bloody mess. The fights only knock down came in the seventh round when Lucero was floored from a straight left that found its mark. Lucero recovered but was never able to hurt Magdaleno. As the fight wore on Lucero became clearly frustrated at his inability to do any damage to Magdaleno. In the eighth round Lucero was calling for Magdaleno to punish him more, and Magdaleno happily obliged him. Magdaleno remains undefeated at 21-0.
Mercito Gesta beats Ricardo Dominguez
Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta also won a unanimous 10 round decision over Mexican fighter Ricardo Dominguez. The southpaw from the Phillipines some are calling the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao cruised to an easy victory to take his undefeated record to 24-0-1. The only knockdown in the fight was a flash knockdown and it came in the third round when Gesto landed a straight left that dropped Dominguez. The rest of the fight found Gesta dominating all the exchanges and was clearly the effective aggressor.
Jesse Magdaleno KO’S Garcia in round 1
Jesse Magdaleno make quick work of Gil Garcia with a very impressive first round TKO. The victory keeps the younger Magdaleno brother undefeated also with a record of 7-0.
Toshiaki Nishioka overcame a slow start to retain his WBC Super Bantamweight Title Saturday night with a 12 round unanimous decision victory over challenger Rafael Marquez. The fight was broadcast live in Japan from the Marquee Ballroom at the MGM Grand.
The first round started slowly with neither fighter doing much, but in the second round Marquez’s jab starting to find its target. The early and middle rounds were all very close with both fighters starting to land combination punches in brief flurries.
The eighth round was the turning point of the match. The two fighters had an accidental head-butt that lead referee Kenny Bayless to call for the doctor to check the cut on top of Nishioka’s head. Once the doctor gave the okay for the fight to continue, a very concerned Nishioka turned up the pressure on Marquez as the blood streamed down the right side of his face.
In the ninth round, Marquez sensing an opportunity to end the fight came out strong and clearly dominated the round. But that would be the last round that Marquez would win. The remaining 3 rounds all belonged to the southpaw Nishioka who later said in the post fight news conference he feared the bout might be stopped because of his bleeding head. The large group of Japanese fans in attendance were very quiet the first several rounds, but after the head-butt in the eighth round they became much more vocal.
Rafael Marquez said after the fight “I’m very disappointed, I thought I won the first five rounds easily, and I believe I won at least seven rounds.”
The judges’ scorecards were CJ Ross 115-113, Dave Moretti 116-112 and Robert Hoyle 117-111. LVBoxing had the bout 116-112.
Middleweight Carlos Linares stopped Kevin Riding with a TKO victory in round one.
Super Middleweight Hiromitsu Miura won a six round unanimous decision over Hector Hernandez.
Welterweight Yoshihiro Kamegai stopped Hector Munoz with a TKO victory in round 6.
Light Flyweight Roman Gonzalez stopped Omar Soto with a second round knockout.
19 year old Super Bantamweight and local favorite Jesse Magdaleno improved to 6-0 with an impressive victory over Isaac Hidalgo when Hidalgo’s corner stopped the fight after the first round.
On a beautiful Saturday night in Las Vegas inside a packed house at the MGM Grand Arena, Floyd Mayweather proved to the world that he is absolutely the best pound for pound fighter in boxing today. Near the end of the fourth round Mayweather knocked out WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz with a left right combination immediately after referee Joe Cortez had deducted a point from Ortiz from an intentional head butt.
With a likely big payday on the line, IBF #4 ranked Lamont Peterson left no doubt in anybody’s mind as to who wanted it more with an impressive 12th round knockout tonight at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino against IBF #3 ranked Victor Cayo. In a fight that was televised live on ESPN 2 from the heart of the Las Vegas strip, both fighters knew the winner would likely get a shot at 140 lb. champion Amir Khan and the much larger bank account that accompanies that fight.
After surviving a first round knock down, Las Vegas local Diego Magdaleno went on to win a 10 round unanimous decision over Alejandro Perez before a boisterous crowd tonight at the Texas Station Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. From the opening bell both fighters looked to land big shots but it was the challenger Perez who caught Magdaleno with a right to the nose that sent the current NABF Junior Lightweight champion to the canvas. Magdaleno didn’t appear to be hurt by the punch and went on to finish the round strong. In the second round after repeated warnings, referee Robert Byrd deducted a point from Perez for low blows. By the fourth round Magdaleno had started to take charge of the fight and landed a big shot that opened a cut over the right eye of Perez. Early in the fifth Magdaleno staggered Perez but the tough brawler from Salinas, CA stayed on his feet. The remaining rounds were exciting with Magdaleno dominating most of the action and getting the better of the exchanges. In the tenth round Perez was taking more punishment and though bloodied and beaten refused to go down and finished the fight standing. The officials scored the bout, Dick Houck 98-90, Dave Moretti 99-90 and Jerry Roth 98-91 all for Diego Magdaleno. LV Boxing had the bout 97-91 Magdaleno.
On the undercard tonight Jesse Magdaleno, younger brother of Diego Magdaleno, took his record to 5-0 with a 6 round unanimous decision over Esteban Nichol of Denver, CO. Casey Ramos of Austin, TX won an 8 round split decision over Russian fighter Georgiy Kevlishvili. Anthony Lenk of Las Vegas improved his record to 12-1 with a 6 round majority decision over Fernando Rodriguez of Dallas, TX. Juan Heraldez of Las Vegas ended his fight with a TKO victory at 2:28 of the first round over Guillermo Delgadillo of Walla Walla, WA. Andy Ruiz of Mexicali, MX also won by TKO at 2:04 of the fourth round over Vili Bloomfield of Everett, WA. Ivan Castellanos of Santa Ana, CA won a 4 round unanimous decision over Las Vegas local Antonio Hernandez.