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By Ron Valderrama/Secondsout.com Photo: Ronatringside.com   The team at Secondsout.com have selected WBC super middleweight champion, David. “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez as Breakout Fighter of the Year. The breakout fighter of the year category for 2017 was loaded with boxing talent, Jeff Horn, Gervonta Davis and Dmitry Bivol, to name a few.   Benavidez, perhaps, was a boxing prodigy well before he even turned pro. The younger brother of Jose Benavidez Jr., he is no stranger in the sport and has been around boxing for most of his life. BothRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By ronatringsideIn local

Albert Alvarez: My 2017 Boxing’s Year End Awards

By: Albert Alvarez Photo: Ronatringside.com Upset of the year- Jeff Horn UD12 Manny Pacquiao: Coming into the fight, very few fight fans (myself included) had never even heard of Jeff Horn the boxer from Australia. So it was of no surprise that the great Manny Pacquiao opened up the betting lines as a 10-1 favorite. But shocker alert, the dirty slugging school teacher from down under roughed up the Pac-Man to win a unanimous controversial decision. With the shocking win, Horn captured the WBO Welterweight title. Prospect of the year– ForRead More

Posted On December 17, 2017By ronatringsideIn national

Saunders outpoints Lemieux, retains WBO middleweight title

Photo: Matt Heasley-Hogansphotos/Golden Boy Promotions LAVAL, Quebec (Dec. 16, 2017): Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) outpointed hometown hero David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) to retain the WBO Middleweight World Championship in the 12-round main event of HBO World Championship Boxing at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. Saunders, a native of the United Kingdom, outboxed Lemieux for 12 rounds from his slick southpaw stance to win via unanimous decision with scores of 120-108, 117-111, and 118-110. “I knew what sort of fighter David Lemieux is, and I knew what sort of coach he’s got,” said Saunders.Read More
Photo: Golden Boy Promotions Dec. 11 – OSCAR DE LA HOYA: Thank you to the media for joining us today in this International Media Conference Call for Saunders versus Lemieux. We are kicking off fight week with this call and have a week of events leading up to Saturday’s events, which will surely be a showdown between two heavy hitters this Saturday, December 16th, at the brand new Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders will battle the heavy-handed David Lemieux for Saunders title, which is a WBORead More
Emily Pandelakis – Victory Promotions/Now Promotions Victory Boxing Promotions and Now Boxing Promotions fighters Jaron “Boots” Ennis and Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez finished 2017 strong over the weekend, with wins in Philadelphia and Mexicali, respectively.  Standout flyweight prospect Manuel Flores also won in Mexicali, securing his third win since his professional debut earlier this year. At the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Friday, Ennis entered the venue to thunderous applause from the local crowd, who hadn’t seen the hometown favorite in action in the city since June.  Ennis faced New Jersey’s George “El Terrible” Sosa, and looked sharp enRead More

Posted On December 10, 2017By ronatringsideIn national

Roman defeats Salido in thriller fight of year candidate

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions LAS VEGAS (Dec. 9, 2017): Miguel “Mickey” Roman (58-13, 45 KOs) brought new life to his career with a spectacular and dominant ninth-round technical knockout victory against four-time, two division world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-14, 31 KOs) in a Fight of the Year Candidate and main event of HBO Boxing After Dark at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Roman, a native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight before the fight was finally stopped at 1:43 of the ninth round after a fight-finishing flurryRead More

Posted On December 7, 2017By ronatringsideIn national

Lomachenko/Rigondeaux and Salido/Roman Fight Predictions

By: Albert Alvarez/Alvarez Boxing December 9 At New York (ESPN/ESPN Deportes): Vasyl Lomachenko(9-1) Vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux(17-0)- I don’t even know where to begin on this classic super quick high-speed chess match. In Lomachenko we have a boxer who is constantly setting up traps by leaving the door slightly open right before he slams it shut on you. Lomachenko loves to give a false sense of security to his foes with space and soft punches, he then changes speed variations on his punches and devours you with an ultra-quick well placedRead More

Posted On December 2, 2017By ronatringsideIn national

Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali, official weights and bout sheet

From: Golden Boy Promotions Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Cotto vs. Ali, a 12-round fight for the Cotto’s WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Vargas vs. Negrete is a 12-round fight for Vargas’ WBC World Super Bantamweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” “Hennessy: Never Stop. Never Settle.”, and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will take place Saturday, December 2 at MadisonRead More
From: Marc Abrams FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Atlantic City, N.J. – November 27, 2017 – Evander Holyfield and Bob Arum headline the 2018 inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member 2018 Induction Class, which also includes President Donald J. Trump. This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 1 – 3, 2018. Atlantic City, New Jersey Mayor-Elect Frank M.Read More
From: Golden Boy Promotions Photo: Golden Boy Promotions LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17, 2017): After giving a career-defining performance as the HBO Pay-Per-View televised opening bout on the Canelo vs. Golovkin undercard in September against former world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero, recently crowned NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) will return to the ring on Dec. 14 as the main event for Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. De La Hoya will face battle-tested Jose “Sugar”Read More