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Sep
02

Saturday, September 1 2007

By Joe Koizumi

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WBA minimum champ Yutaka Niida (22-1-3, 8 KOs), 104.75, Japan, impressively kept his belt as he often landed jolting left hooks to a much taller Filipino

challenger Eriberto Gejon (23-2-1, 14 KOs), 105, over twelve heats on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Niida, making his sixth defense, displayed his aggressiveness and cleverness as well in controlling the second half to confirm his victory. The official scorecards read: Jean-Louis Legland (France) and Giuseppe Quartarone (Italy) both 117-112, and Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) 117-111, all for the 28-year-old defending champ. It was an anticipated rematch as Niida was previously awarded a split technical decision over Gejon in the tenth because of the Filipino’s nasty cut in Yokohama two years ago.

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source: fightnews.com

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Sep
02

Saturday, September 1 2007

By Damrong Simakajornboon at ringsidechonlatarn

WBC #3 featherweight Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (21-0, 11 KOs) impressively kept his WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) 126lb title as he stopped ABCO #6 and Philippines champion Vinvin Rufino (13-7-2, 5 KOs) in round five on Friday at the ground of Pak Hai District Office in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. This was the fifteenth title defense of the Thai fighter who seized the ABCO crown in July 2004.


In the other co-main event, Winyu Paradorngym (4-1,1KO) became the second Thai female fighter to win a world female title as she won a unanimous decision over WBC Female #12 Momo Koseki (3-1) in the inaugural WBC Female atomweight championship fight. Atomweight is the new weight division created by the WBC for females with a weight limit of 102 lbs.


ABCO#14 feather Choknamchai Tor Silachai (6-1,5 KOs) dropped former WBA 122lb titleholder Yoddamrong Sithyodthong (45-7-1, 20 KOs) twice before he scored a KO at 2:26 of round five. 

source: fightnews.com

May
14

 Pravet VS Cotto
Friday night was supposed to be a shining moment for the Cotto Family. Jose Miguel Cotto was fighting for the vacant WBA lightweight title against Prawet Singwangcha; Younger brother Miguel Cotto was Co-Promoting his first nationally televised card. The shining moment never came and the night turned into a bad episode of Jerry Springer.

As the telecast began, everything seemed to be going well for the Cotto family, at least based on appearances. They had a decent crowd on hand, and it looked like it was going to be a good event. Cotto started out strong, winning the first three rounds of the fight in a dominating fashion. During this time, Jose’s brother, Miguel, seemed satisfied with what was transpiring in the ring.

However, Jose quickly began tiring starting in the 4th, and was beginning to be outworked by Singwangcha. During the end of the 6th round, Singwangcha appeared to have evened up the contest and was starting to take control of the fight.

May
12

 

Pravet VS Cotto

Lightweights Jose Miguel Cotto (28-1-1, 20 KOs) and Prawat Singwangcha (30-3-1, 18 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw in a bout for the vacant WBA lightweight title on Friday night at the Coliseo Angel “Cholo” Espadas in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Buoyed by the hometown crowd, Cotto, the brother of WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, got off to a good start and landed the cleaner punches, however Singwangcha pressed the action and dominated down the stretch. Scores were 117-111 for Singwancha and 114-114, 114-114.


Lightweight Jose Reyes (20-4, 7 KOs) survived a first round knockdown to outpoint former world champion Javier Jauregui (51-14-2, 35 KOs) over seven rounds. Scores were 77-74, 77-74, 78-73.

May
11

Oscar VS Floyd

“May 5th was a great night for two elite fighters, Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, and an even greater night for the sport of boxing,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, the promoter of the boxing event that shattered records in a number of different areas. “We knew that if you put two of the best fighters in the world together in the ring and promote it properly, it would show the world just how special this sport can be, and we proved that. Boxing isn’t going anywhere except up.” According to Golden Boy Promotions, the fight set the following records:
— Television in 176 countries

— 2.15 million pay-per-view buys
— $120 million in pay-per-view revenue
— 2000+ U.S. closed circuit locations
— 28,000 closed circuit sales in Las Vegas

— $19 million live gate at the MGM Grand
“I’m pleased that boxing fans responded to this fight the way they did and the success of this event is something that the sport needed,” said De La Hoya. “Floyd and I fought our hearts out and when the big names in the sport step up
to the plate to fight each other, boxing and the fans benefit.”

May
11

 

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Below are the weights for the WBA lightweight championship bout which is scheduled on Friday night at the Coliseo Angel ‘Cholo’ Espada in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Top Rank is promoting in association with Cotto Promotions. Telefutua will televise.


Prawet Singwancha 135 vs Jose Cotto 135
(WBA Lightweight World Championship)
Javier Jauregui 135 vs Jose Reyes 134