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By Shawn Craddick
What started out as a great fight turned brutal round after round. Clearly as we entered into the 4th and 5th round we knew there was no SOUL left in Glen Tapia. James Kirkland is a monster and he doesn't stop coming at you. All he knows is to break your Spirit and your WILL. I was highly disappointed in Glen Tapia's corner. The doctor came in to look at him after the 4th and he could sense something was wrong. Then we all heard something we shouldn't. The doctor came in and was putting the light in Glen's eyes to see if he was even there and Glen's trainer kept yelling, "tell him you're fine and you wanna continue, Glen".
He was about to get his fighter seriously hurt. Steve Smoger tried to hop in from that brutal beat down without getting hit himself. Pride will get your fighter hurt. As much as you love your fighter,…
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James Kirkland returns to spotlight with brutal TKO of Glen Tapia.
Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs), of Austin, Texas, hadn’t fought in 20 months before beating Tapia in the second fight of HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader. The long layoff largely was caused by legal and promotional problems, but Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping Tapia.
“I came back and I redeemed myself,” Kirkland, 29, said. “I’ll fight anybody.” now we shall see what's next for the hard hitting jr. middleweight. If Triple G can't find a guy to fight at middleweight, him and Kirkland will burn a h*** in the canvas with…
By Kevin Davis
Erislandy Lara was just too quick and too slick for Austin 'No Doubt' Trout. Trout tried to get to Lara body early, but he had trouble gauging him, due to the fact Lara is very cagey from a southpaw stance, which trout isn't use to fighting, even though he's a lefty as well. This was a mirror match as boxing fans treat this fight as the fight to see who will be the best 154lbs fighter in the world. Trout had some success in most of the rounds early on, but by time the round ends, Lara would take him back out of his groove. Trout was landing his right hook early as well, but stopped throwing it, or Lara took it away because lara started to come in with more sharper punches, as he dipped in then out.
In round 11, Trout was caught…Continue
Shawn porter wasted very little time getting to his gameplan, from the opennng bell he made it clear to Devon Alexander that he was there to take the championship from him, by force. Landing hard left shots that woubled Devon for a moment, but he never gave Devon a time to think, and turn him. Porter followed the Timothy Bradley blueprint to the letter as he through punches and headbutts all night cutting Devon early in the fight.
The middle rounds belonged to Devon as he placed his shots well, got himself comfortable a bit, and had some success. but Porter kept the pressue attack going all night long which led to an impressive victory and gave him his first world title. Congratulations to the new IBF Welterweight champion Shawn…Continue
"VICIOUS" VICTOR ORTIZ RETURNS TO THE RING TO FACE HOMETOWN FAVORITE LUIS COLLAZO IN A BATTLE OF FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR THE WBA INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES FROM BARCLAYS CENTER ON THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014
PLUS, EDDIE GOMEZ AND DAQUAN ARNETT SQUARE-OFF IN A BATTLE OF 154-POUND UNBEATENS
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2013) - Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes to return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 with one of best matchups the network has seen thus far when former World Champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn's own Luis Collazo collide in a…Continue
By Karl Freitag
In a career best performance, former WBA and WBO champion Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17 KOs) scored a second round TKO to dethrone IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KOs) and regain a share of the world championship on Saturday night at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Sturm got off to a fast start landing many clean shots against Barker in round one. Sturm dropped Barker twice in round two and the bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after a series of unanswered right hands. Time was 2:09.
In his previous fight, Sturm let Sam Soliman off the hook after an early knockdown. He didn’t make that mistake thsi time as he unleashed everything when he had Barker hurt. Sturm is now a four-time middleweight champion. Barker does have a rematch clause and Sturm stated he would be willing to face Barker in England in the return bout. Felix rated this as his second best performance after his fight with Oscar.
By Paul Richardson
Baby Jake Matlala, the only South African boxer to win four versions of the world title, has died, the ruling African National Congress said. He was 51. Matlala, whose real name was Jacob, died after battling complications related to pneumonia over the “past few years,” Eyewitness News, the Johannesburg-based broadcaster, said on its website. At 1.48 meters (4 foot 9 inches), Matlala was the shortest person ever to become a world boxing champion, according to South Africa’s sport and recreation department. Enlarge image Boxer Baby Jake Matlala South African boxer Baby Jake Matlala celebrates a win at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 18, 1997.
Matlala, who at 4 foot 9 inches was the shortest person ever to become a world boxing champion, has died at the age of 51. Photographer: Harry How/Allsport via Getty Images “With his tiny frame and lethal blows that achieved him iconic status amongst South Africans, Matlala demonstrated the…Continue