July 8th, 2012 By Edwin AyalaSaturday, July 7, 2012
HBO CARD TOPPED BY “FILIPINO FLASH”
Carson, CA- Nonito Donaire, (121.4 lbs), San Leandro, CA UD 12 Jeffrey Mathebula, (121.8), Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa. (WBO/IBF 122 lb. unification match)
Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) earns a well fought decision over Mathebula (26-4-2, 14 KOs). The more powerful Donaire pressured the much taller Mathebula. Donaire’s left hook dropped Mathebula like a tree at the end of round four, but the pesky Mathebula refused to succumb, went the route and lost by scores of 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108.
PAVLIK WINS A “BREEZER” OVER AVERAGE ROSINSKY
Ex-middleweight (160) king Kelly Pavlik, (168.2), Youngstown, OH UD 10 Will Rosinsky, (168.2), Ozone Park, NY. Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) who was cut by a punch or a butt early on by Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs), dropped Rosinsky once. Pavlik had his way over his foe for the most part to win with scores of 98-91 twice and 97-92.
FOX SPORTS CARD FEATURES “NEVER GIVE UP” KARASS
Costa Mesa, CA- Jesus Soto Karass, (151.6), Los Angeles, CA TKO 5 Euri Gonzalez, (151.4), Hollywood, FL. Karass (26-7-3, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage over Gonzalez (20-3-1, 14 KOs). Karass dropped Gonzalez in round five and the bout was stopped at the 1:50 mark.
Francisco Vargas, (131), Mexico City, Mexico KO 1 Irving Torres, (130.6), Salinas, Puerto Rico
Vargas (12-0, 10 KOs) ends the night for Torres (9-3, 7 KOs) in round one. Time was unavailable.
FIGHT RESULTS FROM THE UK
Sheffield, England- Kell Brook, (146.5), Sheffield, England MD 12 Carson Jones, (146.7), Oklahoma City, OK. Brook (28-0, 18 KOs) escapes with a hard fought victory over the late rallies of Jones (34-9-2, 24 KOs). Scores were 114-114, 116-113 and 115-113.
Grzegorz Proksa, (159.4), Surrey, England TKO 8 Kerry Hope, (159.4), Wales, England. Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) avenges his one upset loss by knocking out Hope (17-4, 1 KO) in round eight. Time was 2:59.
BIG HEAVYWEIGHT TYSON WINS AS PREDICTED
Clevedon, England- Tyson Fury, (245.5), Cheshire, England TKO 5 Vinny Maddalone, (232.5), Queens, NY. Fury (19-0, 13 KOs) scored an easy win over Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs). Fury punished Maddalone in round three, cut him under the left eye in round four and stayed on him until it was waved off in round five. Time was 1:35.
Lee Haskins, (117.25), Avon, England UD 12 Stuart Hall, (117.75), Darlington, England
Haskins (26-2. 11 KOs) easily outpoints Hall (12-1-1, 7 KOs) over 12 fistic frames. Scores were 118-111, 117-111 and 118-110.
EPIX HAD KLITSCHKO-THOMPSON II IN HD INTERNET BROADCAST
Berne, Switzerland- Wladimir Klitschko, (249.1), Kiev, Ukraine TKO 6 Tony Thompson, (244.7), Washington, D.C. (WBO, IBF, & WBA heavyweight titles). Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) looked unbeatable this second time around with “TT” stopping a picking-up-a-payday Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs) in six. Landing right hands at will, Wlad dropped Tony twice once in the fifth, again in the sixth before it was stopped at 2:56.
Friday, July 6, 2012
ESPN2 CARD HAD FIREWORKS!
Las Vegas, NV- Javier Fortuna, (129), La Romana, Dominican Republic TKO 2 Cristobal Cruz, (128), Tijuana, Mexico. Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs) finishes Cruz (39-14-3, 23 KOs) off with one punch power at 2:22 of the second, making it the first time Cruz had been stopped in a decade.
Magomed Abdusalamov, (229), Oxnard, CA TKO 2 Maurice Byarm, (239), Washington, D.C.
Abdusalamov (15-0, 15 KOs) rolled all over a helpless Byarm (13-2-1, 9 KOs) ending it at :36 of round two.
Edwin “Ace” Ayala