Fight Chatter: Results and Upcoming Action
WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) opened up a close fight with Jose Benavidez (27-1, 18 KOs) to win by technical knockout at 2:42 of the 12th and final round on Saturday Oct. 13. The fight took place in Omaha, Nebraska
Munguia and Company photo gallery
WBO super welterweight Jaime Munguia retained the world title by decision after 12 bruising rounds with England's Liam Smith at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The action was fierce. Here are some photos and a few others of a few fights. All photos by Al Applerose.
Emilio Sanchez is Back
Emilio Sanchez came back and reclaimed his victory after the first upset in his career, a knockout loss against Eugene Lagos at Fantasy Springs back in March, in a featherweight main event on Friday, at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Several other bouts took place.
Another Look at La Cobra and Others
Local Los Angeles favorites sold out an All-Star boxing show at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry, and reminded me all over again, why I loved the sport of boxing. Adelaida La Cobra Ruiz rumbled to her third consecutive knockout and more at the All Star Boxing Event headed by Ed Holmes.
Hollywood Fight Night Results
In front of the sold-out crowd, Kazakhstan’s Ali Akhmedov (12-0, 9 KOs) ended the night for Jorge Escalante (9-2-1, 6 KOs) with a fourth-round stoppage against his opponent, leaving the crowd puzzled at the referee’s decision. But there were several exciting fights including a female lightweight clash.
Top Desert Gyms Showcase Talent at Agua Caliente
Local crowds headed to the desert and filled the showroom for a memorable night of amateur and professional boxing at the Agua Caliente Casino on Saturday night. Several of the top gyms in the area had their talent on display including Joel Diaz, Robert Garcia and Henry Ramirez stable of gems.
Munguia Beats Smith in Las Vegas
Munguia (30-0, 25 KOs) was unable to continue his knockout streak but proved he was too powerful for former world champion Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) in front of a sold out crowd of 2,470 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Tijuana fighter’s knockout streak was stopped at six.
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.
ESPN Fights: Pacman, Prograis and More
In a battle for the WBA welterweight title it was Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao who emerged the more ready for prime time in taking the title from Argentina’s Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse by knockout on Saturday.
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.
Two Days at the StubHub photo gallery
On two consecutive days boxing reigned supreme as youngster Ryan Garcia filled the StubHub Center with more than 6,700 fans. On Saturday, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin filled the same venue with 7,000 fans. It was boxing at its best showcasing the future stars and current greats. Photos galore. Here are several of our favorite photos.
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.
Mikaela Mayer won by knockout when she met Edina Kiss.
Layla McCarter is hunting for the showdown with rival Cecilia Braekhus
Seniesa Estrada has been mowing down opposition all year.
Maricela Cornejo has a three-fight knockout streak.
Canelo was more consistent to the body than GGG.
Both fired power shots all 12 rounds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
GGG and Canelo fought in the pocket most of the night.
Perhaps it was Canelo's youth that favored the judges. But the Mexican redhead never let up.