Monday, June 29, 2009

Juan Manuel Lopez Defeated Olivier Lontchi to Defend WBO Super Bantamweight title

Juan Manuel Marquez successfully defended his WBO Super Bantam weight title yesterday with a nine-round knock out victory over Montreal-based Cameroonian Olivier Lontchi. With this victory, Marquez defended the title for the fourth time. Lontchi showed some brave move in the bout, despite the overall dominance of Puerto Rican boxing star. Specially, Lontchi surprised everybody by outperforming his opponent in the fifth round. However, Marquez bounced back and did not give any more chance to the young boxer in the following rounds. Lontchi was so injured in the ninth round that his team did not let him fight in the tenth round, and thus, ensuring his 26th professional victory.

The defeat has been the first for Olivier Lontchi in his professional career. Now, his professional record stands at 18 wins including 8 knock outs, 1 defeat and 2 ties. For Marquez, his professional record improves to 26 wins including 24 knock outs without losing any game yet.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Juan Manuel Lopez Facing Olivier Lontchi to Defend Super Bantam Weight Title

Juan Manuel Lopez is going to face 26-year-old Olivier Lontchi in order to defend his WBO super bantam weight title today. There is no doubt, Lopez is favorite in the fight, given his dominating form over the last three years during which he knocked out all of his opponents. His professional record does not include any defeat as he won all of his 25 bouts including 23 knock outs.

Olivier Lontchi is also very talented, though he is yet to be among the elite boxers in the world. He has excellent speed in both hand and foot and if he can be at his top against Lopez then the title holder would find it pretty much difficult to defend his title. Now, let us see if Lontchi can hand Lopez his first defeat in his professional career.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wladimir Klitschko Defeated Ruslan Chagaev in Heavyweight

Ukrainian eavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko technically knocked out Ruslan Chagaev in a much-awaited heavyweight fight. With this victory, Klitschko has retained IBF, WBO, IBO as well as bagged the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title. The only heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko does not hold at this moment is WBC which is currently held by his elder brother Vitali Klitschko.

Wladimir Klitschko dominated over Chagaev throughout the fight and knocked down his opponent in the second round. Then in the eighth round, Chagaev picked up a cut over his eye. The match was stopped in the ninth as Chagaev was technically unfit to continue the fight. No doubt, Wladimir Klitschko had total dominance in the fight.

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The New York Times

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Manny Pacquiao: Who is Next, Miguel Cotto or Shane Mosley?

If there was any doubt regarding Manny Pacquiao’s no.1 pound for pound status, it was cleared out when the Filipino star defeated British youngster Ricky Hatton in their recent bout. Now, the question is who is coming up next to fight against Manny Pacquiao. Two possible names doing the rounds are Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley who is from California.

Top Rank, the promoter of Pacquiao, wants Cotto to put against the Filipino. It is pretty much understandable because Top Rank also promotes Cotto and it would be a big chance for the Bob Arum-owned promotion to make some quick cash in through a fight between Pacquiao and Cotto.

However, Shane Mosley has already said that he is ready to fight against Pacquiao to prove that the Filipino is beatable. He also said that a fight against Pacquiao at the Staples Center in California would open up a window to earn a good amount of money because many Filipinos currently reside in California.

Now, let us see who Manny Pacquiao is going to face in his next fight?

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Wladimir Klitschko vs Ruslan Chagaev: A Heavyweight Bout on 20 June 2009

Current IBF and WBO heavyweight title holder Wladimir Klitschko is going to fight against Ruslan Chagaev on 20 June 2009 at the Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Chagaev now shares the WBA heavyweight title with Nikolai Valuev. Both the fighters are now gearing up to the opponent’s title as well as defend their own titles. Moreover, the winner of the bout would also win the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title.

That means you can see that the winner of the fight between Klitschko and Chagaev will go very close to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Klitschko has an impressive career record with 52 wins including 46 knock outs against 3 losses. Chagaev, on the other hand, has not lost any of his 26 fights in professional career except a draw. Out of 25 wins, Chagaev won 17 in knock out.

There is no doubt, Klitschko and Chagaev are going to give their best shot on 20 June in order to become undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Let us see who wins the fight in Germany.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lennox Lewis Inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on 15 June 2009 at Canastota, New York. Lewis, once undisputed world heavyweight champion, is now among the legends of world boxing. The 43-year-old paid his tribute to his childhood hero Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest ever boxer, while receiving the honor.

Lennox Lewis said that he had used to imitate great boxer Muhammad Ali in front of mirror during his childhood and he did not think that he would be able to come to this far in his life. There is no doubt, Lewis is one of the best fighters of his generation and has received many successes during his illustrious career. He won 41 games including 32 knockouts, lost 2 and drew 1 during his 44-match professional career.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer got married

It is hard to find anyone who does not know this bad boy. This former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, has become the feature of newspaper for his third marriage with Lakiha Spicer. Lakiha Spicer is from Las Vegas. The shocking news is that he married just two weeks after the accidental death of his daughter Exodus Tyson, who was just 4-year-old baby. The 42-year-old Tyson and 32-year-old Lakiha got their marriage license about 30 minute before their ceremony. There is some confusion about the dead of Exodus Tyson. Some says that she hurt her head in the loop of a cord hanging under a treadmill’s console in her Phoenix home either slipped or put her head. However, I think Tyson could wait for marry. This matter could decrease his popularity. 
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

George Foreman III will become a great boxer like his father

Do you know George Foreman III? He is the son of former American boxer George Edward Foreman. Now, he has got much media coverage for his success in a professional boxing debut. In his debut game, he knocked out Clyde Weaver in the first round. Clyde Weaver seemed helpless and weak in front of Foreman. Forman were faster and made pressure with his gloves. There is a proverb that morning shows the day. His debut performance is enough to understand that how long he will move in boxing game. You should know that his father was former world heavyweight champion. He became the oldest man ever to win a major heavyweight title at his age 45. In this game, he knocked out 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round. He is the coach of his son. That is why, he has performed well and his future is much brighter than anyone. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The return of Alex Arthur has made question

Alex Arthur is ready to make his return in boxing. He says that the purpose of returning in boxing is not earning money rather than holding titles. He was out of boxing for nine months due to injury and sickness after he was being beaten by Nicky Cook for the WBO super-featherweight title in September. After making his return, Arthur will face French-Algerian Mohamed Benbiou at Glasgow's Bellahouston Leisure Centre for lightweight title which will be played on 19th June.

He is the former WBO super featherweight champion. The 30-year-old Alex Arthur was suffering from various virus. Now, he hopes to retain his pride and title which will be more important than earning money. Let us see how long he can keep this believe.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Shane Mosley will face Manny Pacquiao?

The Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao has become in the central attraction for his glorious performance in the boxing. Most of the giant boxers are showing their reluctance to face this boxing great. Shane Mosley is one of the famous boxers who show his willingness to face Pacquiao. “Bible of Boxing” is excited about the match between Pacquiao and Mosley. His declaration has been drafted in The Ring Magazine as the Most-Exciting News. Before facing Pacquiao, this boxer will have to face for another match which will be played between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez. You should know that Floyd Mayweather has come out of his retirement only to face Pacquiao. This matter created many question to the fans.

I have heard that Shane Mosley is expecting to face Pacquiao at 144 lb. It is sure that the fight between Mosley and Pacquiao will give some excitement and fun to the fans.

Who do you think will be able to face Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather or Juan Manuel Marquez?