Sagadat Rahkmankulov Wins in Burbank 

Before a crowd of more than 500 fans at the Marriott Events Center Rahkmankulov (2-0) stepped ahead of Leon (3-1) to remain undefeated in the six round super welterweight clash. But it was not easy.







Amanda Serrano MMA Debut in L.A.

Serrano, who is recognized as one of the best female boxers in the world tasted the world of MMA before a raucous crowd at the Shrine Auditorium. The very first blow landed was a Herrera kick.








Loma or Linares: Who Wins?

In the movie business, it's the next big star, in the world of pop music, it's the next big thing.  In the fashion world, it's the trend of the season, and in the world of sports … the latest is the greatest.  Steph is greater than LeBron, who eclipses Kobe, who compares favorably to Jordan, etc.Can you insert Vasyl Lomachenko as one of these pop stars? And can he topple a real pro like Linares? 







March Fem

The month of March was a great month for female prizefighting in the Southern California area. After years of dryness the sport of female boxing heated up with several female clashes. Four of the bouts were televised nationwide. Here are some snapshots taken by photographer Al Applerose. Enjoy.





Danny Garcia Beats Rios

Danny Garcia loaded up on a counter-right hand that took advantage of Brandon Rio's lazy left jab and knocked him out in front of a few thousand fans at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. 






Matthysse Wins First World Title By KO

In a fight for the vacant WBA welterweight title, the Argentine bomber was matched against undefeated Tewa Kiram (38-1, 28 Kos) of Thailand. The fight ended with an eighth round knockout by Matthysse over his tall long-limbed opponent.

 





Claressa Shields Victory

Gaining momentum with each victory, the express train that is Claressa Shields rolled into the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, and came away with a one-sided unanimous decision over Tori Nelson.











Fight Chatter: Results and upcoming action from around the world.

Undefeated Giovanni Santillan (23-0) defends the NABO welterweight title against Alejandro Barboza (11-1) on Friday April 27, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.

 

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Photo Gallery of Amanda Serrano MMA Debut

Here are a few photos taken at the MMA debut of boxing star Amanda Serrano in Los Angeles, California. The Combate Americas fight card photos were taken by photographer Al Applerose.







OC Hangar photo gallery

Azat Hovhannisyan defended the WBC Americas super bantamweight title against Santa Ana's Ronny Rios. Other photos include Alexis Rocha win over Miguel Dumas and Maricela Cornejo versus Lisa Garland. The boxing show was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in Costa Mesa, Calif.







Cottos Farewell: Nostalgia at the Garden

Miguel Cotto chose to defend his junior middleweight title, his last fight before retiring, at The Garden.  His opponent, Sadam Ali, was chosen after possible pay-per-view fighters like Canelo Alvarez, and Gennady Golovkin rejected the proposal.









GGG and Canelo Gallery

Check this brief photo gallery of the fight between Gennady "GGG" Golovkin and Saul "Canelo"Alvarez that took place on Saturday Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. All photos were taken by Al Applerose.





Monster Inoue Photo Gallery

All photos by Al Applerose
Japan's most popular fighter Naoya "Monster" Inoue showed the American public at the StubHub Center that he could be the best super flyweight of them all on Saturday Sept. 9. Here is a photo gallery of the action from his fight against challenger Antonio Nieves for the WBO super flyweight title that Inoue holds.







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Mayweather/Pacman video