November 3, 2007 |
Joe Calzaghe has spent a decade chasing recognition as one of boxing's great world champions. If he adds Mikkel Kessler's World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. super-middleweight titles to his World Boxing Organization belt tonight, Calzaghe may finally get the global respect he craves. Unbeaten in 43 fights, including 20 straight WBO victories since taking the title from Chris Eubank in 1997, Calzaghe has been frustrated that he never got the fight he wanted against Roy Jones Jr.
September 28, 2000 |
Cuba's highly regarded boxing team placed six in the semifinals, but still came away disappointed Wednesday, losing four bouts. The first Cuban to lose was 6-foot-8 super-heavyweight Alexis Rubalcaba, who beat up Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov of Kazakhstan in the first round before Dildabekov turned the tables on him and won, 25-12, in the afternoon.
March 3, 2001 |
How good is the Olympic boxing class of 2000? It was hard to tell Friday night at the Texas Station casino where Rocky Juarez, Jeff Lacy, and Francisco Bojado were on display. But not for long. All three disposed of questionable opposition in less than a round, each improving to 2-0 as professionals. Juarez, the silver medalist in the featherweight division in the 2000 Games, finished off Mike Jones (0-2) in 44 seconds.
September 18, 2000 |
Defending world champion Brian Viloria of the United States built a 6-1 lead after two rounds, then held on for an 8-6 victory over European champion Sergei Kazakov of Russia in a first-round bout at 106 pounds Sunday. The 5-foot-4 Viloria, about four inches shorter than Kazakov, chose to box rather than fight inside, and it paid off for two rounds. Then the taller Kazakov became more aggressive and found the range with his left, whittling Viloria's lead down to 7-4 at the end of three rounds.
October 15, 2003 |
Oscar De La Hoya, still stinging from his controversial defeat against Shane Mosley on Sept. 13, was proudly, and defiantly, wearing his promoter's hat on Tuesday. The reason: De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, which will hold its first pay-per-view show Nov. 22 at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, will go head up against two other boxing shows aimed primarily at Latino fight fans the same night.
May 22, 2006 |
The error that caused Marco Antonio Barrera's split-decision victory over Ricardo "Rocky" Juarez on Saturday night to initially be announced as a draw occurred in the transfer of the judges' scores to the master scorecard, said Armando Garcia, executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission. Judges Ken Morita and Duane Ford each scored the 12th and final round a draw, marking down 10 points for each fighter on their individual scorecards.