Category: BOXING

Best fights of the week 43, year 2014

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 43: (Mon-Sun) from October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Alexander Povetkin vs Carlos Takam
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Tommy Coyle vs Michael Katsidis

 

K-1 Muay Thai Fight of the Week: Naimjon Tuhtobaev vs Too Too
K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Andrei Stoica vs Moises Baute

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 2
Mma Submission of the Week: Emanuel Newton vs Linton Vassell

 

2014 BOXING fight – Andy Ruiz Jr vs Kenny Lemos – fight Video

Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, entertaining fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Kenny Lemos: it gets three stars. The undefeated Andy Ruiz Jr entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 22-0-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.15 heavyweight in the world while his opponent, Kenny Lemos, has an official record of 12-8-2 (8 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since June 28, 2013 when he was defeated by James Toney. Ruiz Jr vs Lemos is on the undercard of Jose Carlos Ramirez vs David Rodela. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada – full fight Video

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Fight rated 1 star by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, disappointing and boring fight: Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada gets one star. Martin Murray entered this fight with a boxing record of 28-1-1 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Gennady Golovkin), he suffered his only defeat last year when he faced Sergio Gabriel Martinez in Argentina (=Martinez vs Murray); after that bout he has won three fights beating Ishmael Tetteh and Max Bursak in 2014 (=Murray vs Bursak).
His opponent, Domenico Spada, has an official record of 39-5-0 (19 knockouts) and he entered as the No.80 in the same weight class, he has already fought twice in 2014 as well but he lost the first bout, against Marco Antonio Rubio (=Rubio vs Spada) and then he defeated Nikola Matic. Murray vs Spada is valid for the WBC Silver middleweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Hekkie Budler vs Xiong Zhao Zhong – full fight Video WBA, IBO

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, pretty good fight between Hekkie Budler and Xiong Zhao Zhong: it gets three stars. Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 26-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Francisco Rodriguez Jr); he suffered his only defeat in 2011 when he faced Gideon Buthelezi for the Ibo light-Flw title, since then he has moved down in weight class winning nine consecutive fights.
His opponent, Xiong Zhao Zhong, has an official record of 24-5-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class, he has already fought three times in 2014 but he was defeated by Oswaldo Novoa in his first bout of the year (losing his Wbc world belt Zhong vs Novoa) and then he won two fights. Budler vs Zhong is valid for the WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles (both held by Budler); undercard of Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Tommy Coyle vs Michael Katsidis – full fight Video

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, nice exchanges from the first bell and good finish: Tommy Coyle vs Michael Katsidis gets three stars. Tommy Coyle entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 19-2-0 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.29 lightweight in the world, he suffered his second defeat last year when he faced Derry Mathews for the vacant Commonwealth Lw title; since then he has won four consecutive bouts.
His opponent, the former interim Wbo world Lw champion Michael Katsidis, has a record of 30-6-0 (24 KOs=80%) but he entered as the No.73 since he lost four out of his last seven fights; he has beated Eddy Comaro and Graham Earl in 2014. Coyle vs Katsidis is valid for the IBF International lightweight title (Coyle’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Randy Caballero vs Stuart Hall – full fight Video IBF

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, nice toe-to-toe fight between Randy Caballero and Stuart Hall: it gets three stars. The undefeated Randy Caballero entered this fight with a perfect record of 21-0-0 (13 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.13 bantamweight in the world, he has fought once in 2014 beating Kohei Oba in one of the best boxing fights of the year (=Oba vs Caballero).
His opponent, Stuart Hall, has a record of 16-3-2 (7 knockouts) and he entered as the No.29 in the same weight class but he comes off a draw against Martin Ward (=Hall vs Ward) and a loss against Paul Butler (=Hall vs Butler). Caballero vs Hall is valid for the vacant IBF bantamweight title; undercard of Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Eleider Alvarez vs Ryno Liebenberg – full fight Video

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-25, some good exchanges between Eleider Alvarez and Ryno Liebenberg but it is not enough to get three stars. Both undefeated, the Colombian Eleider Alvarez entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 15-0-0 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.11 light heavyweight in the world while his opponent, Ryno Liebenberg, has an official record of 16-0-0 (11 knockouts) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. Both fighters has already fought twice in 2014: Alvarez beated Andrew Gardiner (=Alvarez vs Gardiner) and Alexander Johnson while Liebenberg defeated Joey Vegas and Denis Grachev. Alvarez vs Liebenberg is valid for the WBC Silver light heavyweight title; undercard of Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Giacobbe Fragomeni – full fight Video

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-24, some tough exchanges between Rakhim Chakhkiev and Giacobbe Fragomeni but it is not enough to get three stars. Rakhim Chakhkiev entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 19-1-0 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.9 cruiserweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Marco Huck), he suffered his only defeat in 2013 when he faced Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (=Wlodarczyk vs Chakhkiev); after that bout he won three fights, the last one against Santander Silgado (=Chakhkiev vs Silgado).
His opponent, Giacobbe Fragomeni, has a record of 32-4-2 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class but he is 45 years old (14 years older than Chakhkiev); he also lost against Wlodarczyk last year (=Wlodarczyk vs Fragomeni 3). Chakhkiev vs Fragomeni is valid for the vacant EBU (European) cruiserweight title; undercard of Alexander Povetkin vs Carlos Takam. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Alexander Povetkin vs Carlos Takam – full fight Video

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-24, very nice and tough fight between Alexander Povetkin and Carlos Takam: it is very close to get four stars! Alexander Povetkin entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 27-1-0 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.6 heavyweight in the world, he suffered his only loss last year when he faced #1 Wladimir Klitschko (=Klitschko vs Povetkin); after that bout he came back to win defeating Manuel Charr (=Povetkin vs Charr).
His opponent, Carlos Takam, has an official record of 30-1-1 (23 KOs=76%) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class, he lost his only pro-bout in 2009 against Gregory Tony, since then he has collected 12 victories and one draw, against Mike Perez (=Perez vs Takam). Povetkin vs Takam is valid for the WBC Silver heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 BOXING fight – Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Suriyan Sor Rungvisai – full fight Video WBC

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-10-22, some good combinations between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Suriyan Sor Rungvisai but it is not enought to get three stars. The undefeated Shinsuke Yamanaka entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 21-0-2 (16 KOs=76%) and he is ranked as the No.1 bantamweight in the world, he has fought once in 2014 beating Stephane Jamoye (=Yamanaka vs Jamoye).
His opponent, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, has an official record of 37-5-1 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Yota Sato losing his Wbc super-Flw title, since then he has won 17 consecutive bouts! Yamanaka vs Rungvisai is valid for the WBC bantamweight title (Yamanaka’s seventh defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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