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Philadelphia, PA (June 30, 2015): Bouts 4 through 7 were all televised on Fox Sports 2 / Fox Deportes. A photo gallery of the event along with video interviews of a few winners are available here.

7) Damon Allen [135.8 lbs] RTD4 Luis Rodriguez [138.4 lbs] (3:00)

  1. 10-9 Allen. Allen lands the biggest punches of the round, a few lead right hands, but is caught on the inside by a few shots that he shouldn’t have been hit with.
  2. 10-9 Allen. Allen punctuated the round with an overhand right. Both fighters are cautious.
  3. 10-9 Allen. Allen continues to land right hands but mixes in uppercuts to the body and left hooks.
  4. 10-9 Allen. Rodriguez was stunned by a right hook in the middle of the round but Allen let him off the hook. Rodriguez mostly circled away while Allen stalked patiently. Nonetheless Rodriguez retired on his stool at the end of the round.

6) Vyacheslav Shabranskyy [179.7 lbs] TKO3 Paul Parker [177.6 lbs] (2:36)

  1. 7-10 Parker. Parker started out looking for lead right hands and eventually landed a big one in the middle of the round. After Shabranskyy got back up Parker kept up what worked and scored another knockdown.
  2. 10-9 Shabranskyy. Parker clearly blew his load in round 1 and is nearly in survival mode. Shabranskyy’s confidence rebounded great.
  3. Shabranskyy continued to walk Parker down and battered him about the ring until Parker turned his back and grabbed the ropes, effectively quitting. Referee Gary Rosato had no choice but to immediately stop the fight.

5) D’Mitrius Ballard [169.4 lbs] UD6 Josue Obando [168.1 lbs] (60-54, 58-56, 58-56)

  1. 10-9 Ballard. Obando had his moments but couldn’t sustain them. Both like to land punches over the top.
  2. 10-9 Ballard. In between fits where Obando gasped for air, he really let his hands go pretty well. The problem was he telegraphed the punches and they weren’t very fast. Ballard connected with a much higher accuracy.
  3. 10-9 Ballard. The most notable thing Obando accomplished in round 3 was almost hitting Gary Rosato with a hook. Ballard walked Obando down and landed straight punches in combination.
  4. 10-9 Ballard. Obando doing the boxing equivalent of sleep walking and Ballard isn’t doing much about it.
  5. 10-9 Ballard. Obando has no snap on his punches but Ballard stops everything he’s doing to block them and waits until he’s finished to throw back.
  6. 10-9 Ballard. Obando appeared to have his biggest success in the fight early on and had Ballard circling away for the first time. However, moments later, Ballard resumed control of the fight and landed some of his best punches as Obando was finally out of defensive mode.

Unofficial Card: 60-54 Ballard

4) Lamont Roach Jr [133.6 lbs] UD6 Christian Santibanez [134 lbs] (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)

  1. 10-9 Roach. Roach stepped to Santibanez with high guard and good head movement. He landed jabs and ripped hooks around both sides of Santibanez’s body.
  2. 10-9 Roach. Roach snuck in some clean right hands behind his usual offense and rolled more on defense.
  3. 10-9 Roach. Despite winning the round, Roach ended up with a nose bleed. Santibanez got a mouse under his right eye. Neither fighter seemed impressed with the other’s power.
  4. 10-9 Roach. Roach took the round with his combinations in the first half but as action slowed down Santibanez was able to hit him with clean right hands. Roach fans yelled for him to throw more jabs.
  5. 9-10 Santibanez. Roach fans yelled for their man to pick it up throughout the round but he waited until the very end. It might have been enough to win it regardless though. Roach’s defense has also slipped.
  6. 10-9 Roach. Santibanez was on his way to edging another round when Roach landed 2 big right hands and a left hook toward the end to take it clearly. Roach was bleeding and breathing hard but finished strong.

Unofficial Card: 59-55 Roach

3) Kevin Rivers Jr [125.5 lbs] TKO3 Luis Lizarraga [127.9 lbs] (0:24)

  1. 10-9 Rivers. Rivers works behind his jab and Lizarraga doesn’t get his head out of the way.
  2. 10-8 Rivers. A lead straight right hand dropped Lizarraga at the end of the round. Prior to that Rivers bombarded Lizarraga with left hooks to the body and head. Lizarraga was noticeably hurt with body shots.
  3. Rivers finished what he started and hurt Lizarraga with a few more right hands before referee Gary Rosato stepped in.

2) Victor Vasquez [135.6 lbs] TKO4 Osnel Charles [135.9 lbs] (0:44)

  1. 10-8 Vasquez. After a fairly even first 2 minutes and 40 seconds, Vasquez backed Charles up to the ropes and dropped him with a left hook. Charles might have been saved by the bell as Vasquez landed another big left hook at the end of the round.
  2. 10-10 Even. Round began and ended in Vasquez’s favor but Charles hurt Vasquez bad in the middle with a right hand. No knockdowns.
  3. 10-9 Vasquez. Once again Vasquez started and ended strong. This time Charles was merely able to be competitive in the middle.
  4. A combination of rights and lefts put Charles out on his feet. Referee Benjy Esteves administered a standing 8-count before deciding to stop the fight.

1)  Tyrone Luckey [129.5 lbs] UD4 Gang Yong Kim [130 lbs] (38-36, 38-36, 38-36)

  1. 8-10 Parker. Kim was droped by a left hook but rebounded nicely.
  2. 10-8 Kim. Parker was wobbled by one overhand right, lost his mouthpiece, and was later knocked down by another. But somehow he finished the stronger.
  3. 9-10 Parker. Kim seems to have worn down. The taller Luckey is able to outbox him.
  4. 10-9 Kim. Both fighters seemed drained but Kim just edged it with the bigger shots.

Unofficial Card: 37-37 Draw

CBS results: Barthelemy trounces DeMarco; Vasquez passes toughest test of career against Omotoso   Leave a comment

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LAS VEGAS, NV (June 21, 2015) – Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) dominated and dropped Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) on his way to a wide unanimous 10-round decision on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as promoter of the event and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather watched from the first row.

Barthelemy was strong in his 140-pound debut, landing with his left hand from every angle, including a straight left that knocked DeMarco down in the fourth round. Barthelemy controlled the fight, never allowing the southpaw DeMarco to ramp up the pressure or land anything significant.

Despite being deducted a point in the ninth round, Barthelemy won by the score of 99-89 on all three judges’ scorecards.

In the televised opener, Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) was too quick and busy for the heavy-fisted Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-2, 21 KOs) as he won a unanimous 10-round decision by the scores of 98-92 on all the scorecards.

Vasquez got off to a fast start winning the first three rounds by using an aggressive southpaw style to deliver numerous combinations to the head and body. Omotoso was eventually able to slow down Vasquez a bit with an increased offensive output and strong counters.

Despite blood pouring down over his face, Vasquez finished strong to pull away. .  Vasquez out-landed Omotoso 162-134 while landing 50 percent of his power punches, per CompuBox.

RANCES BARTHELEMY

I worked very hard with my trainer to prepare for this fight and that preparation helped me catch DeMarco in the fourth round and I dropped him.

My left helped me a lot tonight. I stayed true to the Cuban boxing school, and when I saw an opening I threw the other hand to keep him guessing.

I’m blessed to be in this position. Coming from an impoverished upbringing in Cuba to fighting on a PBC card on CBS is unbelievable.

I want Omar Figueroa next. It would be like a modern day version of Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo.

ANTONIO DEMARCO

I was waiting to counter and he landed a strong left in the fourth when I went down.

I fought my fight and my style. One has to learn how to handle losing, and he was just the better fighter tonight.

This was a great opportunity on CBS, but unfortunately we weren’t able to accomplish our objective.

Right now I just want to go home to my family. I don’t know what’s next. I’m going to think hard about whether to retire or continue fighting.

SAMMY VASQUEZ

Wale’s a tough competitor. Obviously I haven’t been tested like this previously.

My objective was just to box him, move around and not let him hit me because I know he has the power that his record shows. He does hit kind of hard, but it’s not anything I haven’t seen before.

I knew I had him hurt in the ninth when I connected on a solid body shot.

I carry Pittsburgh and Monessen on my back. I’d like to be fighting there, but Las Vegas is the mecca of boxing and all the greats have fought here.  I have an exciting fighting style and I like to bring that to my opponent like I showcased today. I hope that I created some more fans that want to follow me.

With everyone watching on CBS this was an incredible opportunity for me and my career. I want to thank all the fans that watched for helping me grow my fan base.

It’s awesome to fight on Father’s Day. My dad has been my backbone from the very beginning. I started boxing because I was getting bullied. We’ve had some struggles in this game, and everything I’ve been through with my two tours of Iraq. He’s always been my backbone and I’m just so blessed to have him in my corner.

I don’t know what’s next yet. I don’t have a specific opponent in mind and I don’t want to call anyone out. Beating Wale was great, but we’ll go back to the drawing board and consider who’s out there for me.

WALE OMOTOSO

I thought it was a closer fight, but that’s the judges’ job. It was a good fight for sure.

I was hurting him with the left jab and some hard rights. That’s why he was bleeding.

He caught me with a good right, but I wasn’t really hurt. He’s sharp with his left though and kept me a little off balance.

This was a great opportunity for me. It was great exposure and people will know me now.

I’ll fight anybody they want to put in front of me.

I want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there and a Happy Father’s Day to my son. I love him so much.

 

The card was promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

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Rances Barthelemy 139.4 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.4
Sammy Vasquez 146.2 vs. Wale Omotoso 144.8
J’Leon Love 167.6 vs. Jason Escalera 168.6
Lydell Rhodes 143 vs. Jared Robinson 144.4
Andrew Tabiti 195.2 vs. Thomas Hanshaw 192
Lanell Bellows 168.6 vs. Marcus Upshaw 163.4
Juan Heraldez 143.6 vs. Erick Bossler 145
Charvis Holifield 142.2 vs. Charles Dubray 142.6

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Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
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TV: CBS (4 PM ET)

NBC results: Porter outhustles Broner; Spence clips Lo Greco   Leave a comment

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LAS VEGAS, NV (June 20, 2015) – “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) outworked and out-landed Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC in front of 8,138 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.

In a fight dubbed “The Battle for Ohio”, the Akron-born Porter threw 590 punches compared to the 309 thrown by the Cincinnati-native Broner. Porter landed 149 punches compared to 88 from Broner.

Porter relentlessly attacked the defensive-minded Broner with jabs and power shots to the body. Broner tried to slow down Porter by pushing and holding and was eventually deducted a point by referee Tony Weeks in round 11.

Showing the great power and heart that made him a three-time world champion, Broner came out strong in the 12th round and sent Porter to the canvas with a powerful left hook. Porter was able to recover and stay on his feet despite losing the round.

Porter was rewarded for his efforts with a unanimous decision by scores of 114-112, 115-11 and 118-108.

2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) remained undefeated and justified the talk of him as a future superstar by stopping Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs) in the third round. The official stoppage coming 1:50 into the round.

Lo Greco came out strong, winning the first round on all three judges’ scorecards. Spence Jr. rebounded with a dominating second round that saw him put together numerous combinations to the head and body.

In the third round Spence scored an early knockdown with a sharp right hook. “The Truth” saw his opportunity and put the fight away shortly after with a lighting fast flurry that forced judge Robert Byrd to stop the fight 1:50 into the third round with Lo Greco on his feet.

In the NBC swing bout, rising junior middleweight prospect Terrell Gausha (15-0, 8 KOs) kept his perfect record intact against tough Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (18-5-2, 14 KOs) with a unanimous decision victory.

Gausha knocked down Grajeda in the third round with a huge right hand that nearly ended the fight. Grajeda was able to survive the round and had moments during the fight but was out-boxed by the much quicker Gausha. The finals judges’ scores were 78-73 and 79-72 twice.

In NBCSN action, undefeated prospect Robert Easter Jr. (14-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Miguel Mendoza (21-6-2, 21 KOs), knocking him down twice en route to a TKO victory 2:13 into the second round while heavyweight Michael Hunter (8-0, 5 KOs) knocked down Deon Elam (14-3, 8 KOs) on his way to a fourth-round stoppage.

Here are what the fighters had to say Saturday:

SHAWN PORTER

That’s how you beat a great fighter intelligently. We did everything we needed to do in preparation for this fight.

Coming out we wanted to establish the jab and establish that we were the better boxer. I think we did that over the course of the fight, and tried to stick in some pressure, as well.

I think I did a good job and accomplished what I wanted to do. There were no surprised out there, I knew he would be quick to counter.

We established our dominance and that’s what got us those scores that we got and the win.

Honestly my dad (trainer Kenny) wanted a quicker pace, a faster pace. And that’s why you have a corner. I think if I had listened to him better I would have fought a little bit better. There are things you can learn and things you can build upon.

We’ll see what happens after this. I made a good statement tonight on NBC and showed what I’m capable of.

ADRIEN BRONER

I’m okay. My kids are okay and I’m financially okay. It’s okay.

Nothing surprised me. At the end of the day, great champions can take a good loss, just like they take a good win.

I still will fight anybody. It don’t matter. I am a real animal. I came to fight today and I didn’t get the decision. But at the end of the day everyone here will take my autograph and my picture.

ERROL SPENCE JR.

I got hit with a couple of head butts in the first round, but I came back strong and got good experience out of this fight.

I worked the body for a bit and got his hands to drop and then I was able to go to the head. That was the game plan; to go to the body, that’s always the game plan. To go to the body, and the head will follow.

On short rest, I knew he’d tire and fade quickly.

I hit him with a right hook to the body and then caught his chin. Then I started whaling on him and it was over. I had a wounded guy and took advantage.

PBC is great. This was my first time on a huge card like this and I put on a good show. PBC is going to help bring in the casual fans and get more exposure for all of us. Tonight was my coming out party.

The other 147-pounders will have to take notice. I want Keith Thurman next on September 12 for one of Floyd’s titles.

PHIL LO GRECO

The short notice didn’t really affect me. Fighters fight no matter what. Nothing you can do but fight.

There wasn’t really one big shot, it was more the barrage of punches that ended it. I’m fine though and I’ll come back stronger.

I’d have liked to continue fighting because that’s what fighters do.

Fighting on a PBC card was a great experience. I’ll be back shortly.

I’m not sure what’s next right now. I don’t want to be impulsive, but I’ll be back soon.

TERRELL GAUSHA

I was catching him as he came in and trying to go to the body. He’s experienced though. I may have gotten a little anxious, but I got the win.

His activity in the fourth round didn’t really surprise me. I’ve worked with him before. He’s been around the block and he’s a skilled fighter.

I’m truly blessed to be in this position and to get this exposure on NBC. This gives me the motivation I need to get back in the gym and continue working hard.

I’m going to let my manager figure out what’s next. I just want to keep improving with every fight.

LUIS GRAJEDA

He hit me in the third and I was dazed, but I recovered fast and did my best to even up the rounds.

It was a straight right that caught me in the third and it surprised me a bit. From then on I was just trying to get back into it and get my shots off.

I loved being a part of this PBC production. Everyone treated me incredible. This was like being part of a championship bout.

I haven’t really fought an actual fight in a while before tonight. I want to get back in the ring some more and knock off the rest of the ring rust and get back to my true form.

 

The card was promoted by promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

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9) Erik Spring [153.4 lbs] UD6 Robert Sweeney [153.4 lbs] (58-56, 59-55, 60-54)

  1. 10-9 Sweeney. Fight looks evenly matched but Sweeney lets his hands go more.
  2. 10-9 Sweeney. Better punch variety and accuracy from Sweeney. Spring had an energy spurt late in the round to make it interesting.
  3. 9-10 Spring. The fight has turned into a war that’s difficult to score. Spring closed the stronger.
  4. 9-10 Spring. Spring edged another tight round getting more leverage on his shots, putting his height and reach advantage to good use.
  5. 9-10 Spring. Sweeney spends too much time on the outside and gets picked apart from range. Spring seems to have more energy left.
  6. 10-9 Sweeney. You wouldn’t expect the fight of the night from a pair of southpaw boxers, but that’s what they delivered. Sweeney made sure to stay close to Spring this round and was able to reduce his output. Phone booth war!

Unofficial Card: 57-57 Draw

8) Kevin Garcia [135.4 lbs] D4 Jack Grady [138.2 lbs] (39-37, 38-38, 38-38)

  1. 10-9 Garcia. Overhand rights find their mark for Garcia.
  2. 10-9 Garcia. Grady is too upright and square, making himself too much of a target.
  3. 10-9 Garcia. Garcia’s relentless attack overwhelms Grady and Grady doesn’t hold. Grady’s crafty enough to make this fun to watch.
  4. 10-9 Garcia. Grady, who didn’t arrive in time for the public weigh-in, earned his paycheck tonight. The 4th round was his best.

Unofficial Card: 40-36 Garcia

7) Milton Santiago [140 lbs] UD6 Jose Miguel Castro [138 lbs] (59-55, 59-55, 59-55)

  1. 10-9 Santiago. Santiago is sharper. Castro can’t really do anything.
  2. 9-10 Castro. Santiago was caught with a right hand while he was throwing a wide combination and fell to 1 knee. But otherwise he won the round.
  3. 10-9 Santiago. Santiago imposes his will. Castro mostly on defense.
  4. 10-9 Santiago. Castro knows how to defend himself. He just doesn’t let his hands go…
  5. 10-9 Santiago. Castro likes to get in punching range and stare at Santiago. He basically refuses to throw his jab.
  6. 10-9 Santiago. More effort from Castro but extremely ineffective.

Unofficial Card: 59-55 Santiago

6) Garrett Wilson [195 lbs] KO3 Anthony Caputo Smith [197.2 lbs] (1:41)

  1. 10-9 Wilson. Caputo has success when he gets off first and clinches to finish his combination. However, Wilson is clearly doing the majority of the damage.
  2. 10-8 Wilson. Wilson swarmed Caputo at the start of the round and dropped him with a short left hook. Caputo employed survival techniques to recover as Wilson took his foot off the gas.
  3. Caputo was laid flat out by a right uppercut. He almost beat the 10-count but was clearly not fit to continue.

5) Hafiz Montgomery [207 lbs] UD4 Brian Donahue [203 lbs] (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)

  1. 10-9 Montgomery. Montgomery lands multiple right hands tot he body and at least 1 clean left hook to the head. Donahue doing a lot of smiling.
  2. 10-9 Montgomery. The left side of Donahue’s body is red from Montgomery right hands. No defense for the punch.
  3. 10-9 Montgomery. Montgomery is pretty much able to do whatever he wants. Donahue is too lethargic to get any decent punches off.
  4. 10-9 Montgomery. Donahue finally landed a few decent left hooks but not enough to steal the round.

Unofficial Card: 40-36 Montgomery

4) Samuel Quinones [148.7 lbs] TKO3 Shiwon Gortman [147.3 lbs] (0:38)

  1. 10-9 Quinones. Gortman round until Quinones stunned him toward the end. Gortman may have been saved by the bell with the rally Quinones had unleashed.
  2. 10-9 Quinones. Quinones is still a little too passive but he makes his shots count much more.
  3. Gortman was dropped by a right hand and stopped on his feet shortly thereafter.

3) John Magda [167.5 lbs] UD6 Dionisio Miranda [169.7 lbs] (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)

  1. 10-9 Magda. Clean straight left hands knock Miranda back a few times.
  2. 10-9 Magda. Miranda lets his hands go but can’t connect with the same effectiveness. Magda’s defense is much better,
  3. 10-9 Magda. Miranda struggles to find range. Magda looking to hit and not be hit.
  4. 10-9 Magda. Magda got more aggressive and walked into a few big shots but partially deflected them. Clear Magda round otherwise.
  5. 10-9 Magda. Miranda continues to search for a miracle right hand that’s never going to land properly.
  6. 10-9 Magda. Boxer beats puncher. Uneventful fight.

Unofficial Card: 60-54 Magda

2) Earl Newman [177.2 lbs] TKO5 Lamont Capers [177 lbs] (2:56)

  1. 10-9 Newman. Capers was stunned toward the end of the round.
  2. 10-8 Newman. Capers randomly bent over and didn’t move. Consequently Newman dropped him with an uppercut.
  3. 10-9 Newman. Capers just in survival mode.
  4. 10-8 Newman. Capers took a knee in a delayed reaction to a body shot.
  5. Capers down on yet another body shot and the ref deemed him unfit to continue.

1.5) Long break while everyone awaits a stand-by ambulance. Took until 8:23 PM before the next fighter introductions.

1) Stephen Fulton [123.3 lbs] RTD3 Pablo Cupul [120.1 lbs] (3:00)

  1. 10-9 Fulton. Corner tells Fulton to use his jab more but he lands pretty much anything he wants.
  2. 10-9 Fulton. Fulton jabs to the body and the head. Lands looping power shots around Cupul’s guard.
  3. 10-9 Fulton. Fulton continues to break Cupul down with body shots. Cupul retires on his stool at the end of the round.

Posted June 20, 2015 by sweetboxingratings in Fight Recaps

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Andre Ward vs Paul Smith: Weigh-In Results, Photos & Videos   Leave a comment

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Andre Ward 171.8 vs. Paul Smith 176.4 (Main Event – Catchweight 172 lbs)
Antonio Nieves 120.6 vs. Stephon Young 122.8 (Co-Feature)
Wang Zhimin 137.6 vs. Jose Luis Guzman 137.6
Meng Fanlong 181.2 vs. Albert Avina 191.8
Aaron Coley 163 vs. Yosmani Abreu 160.8
Luis Arias 161.4 vs. Tony Brinson 161.4
Daniel Franco 125.6 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 126
Sonny Fredrickson 139.8 vs. Juan Santiago 137.6

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Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
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Adrien Broner vs Shawn Porter: PBC on NBC Weigh-In Results & Photos   Leave a comment

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Adrien Broner 143.5 vs. Shawn Porter 144
Errol Spence 149 vs. Phil Lo Greco 152
Terrell Gausha 154 vs. Luis Grajeda 156
Robert Easter 135 vs. Miguel Mendoza 136.5
Michael Hunter 201 vs. Deon Elam 197
Kevin Newman 164 vs. Bobby McIntyre 163
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 143 vs. Brett Simmons 146

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Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: NBC (8:30 PM ET) & NBCSN (11:00 PM ET)