Review: 2009-06-27, Marcos Rene Maidana (25-1-0) had already tried to win the WBA World light welterweight title facing, a few months before, Andriy Kotelnik, but winning a title in Germany is almost impossible… However the Argentine boxer did not give up and decided to fight one more time away from his homeland, against the dangerous Victor Ortiz (24-1-1). “El Chino” Maidana was not widely known, since it was his first fight in the United States, but that day he managed to win versus the phenomenon Victor Ortiz (who was just 22 years old). In the fight Maidana vs Ortiz there have been five knockdown and it could have won the title of “fight of the year” if it had not been stopped in the sixth round (due to a cut over Ortiz’s right eye). Watch the video!
LAST 4 & 5 STARS FIGHTS:
Gokhan Saki vs da Silva
Singdam vs Kazbek Kabulov
Bandasak vs MuengLaos
Slimani vs Antoine Habash 2
Review: 2009-02-28, the first fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz was the “fight of the year” of 2009. Marquez (49-4-1) came from the important victory versus Joel Casamayor and tried to win a world title in the third category of weight since he had won a world title in the featherweight and super featherweight divisions. Diaz (34-1-0) had already won the WBO and WBA lightweight titles in 2008 but he had lost them in the fight versus Nate Campbell who had left them vacant because he tried to climb the welterweight division. The fight had a very high pace and was very balanced until the ninth round when the “aged” Marquez (older than 10 years) knocked Diaz out. Watch the video!
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The Ring magazine
Fight of the Year 2008: Israel Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez 3
Knockout of the Year 2008: Edison Miranda vs David Banks
Review: 2008-09-15, going to Japan and winning a world title is never easy, and it is even more difficult when you are only 21 years old! Yutaka Niida (23-1-3) had won the WBA World minimumweight title in 2003 during the rematch against Noel Arambulet and in this fight he was defending his title for the eighth consecutive time! The opponent was the young Roman Gonzalez (born in 1987) that, for the first time, tried to win a world title. The perfect record of “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez spoke out, he had won all the 20 fighting including 18 by knockout; in fact also versus Niida, the Nicaraguan phenomenon knocked his opponent out. Watch the video!
Review: 2008-07-26, the first fight between Cesar Canchila and Giovani Segura was a preliminary match of the main event Cotto vs Margarito, and both the fighting have won our four stars. Although belonging at the light flyweight division, both fighters had several Kos in their records, Cesar Canchila had won 26 times including 21 by knockout, while the Mexican Segura had 15 wins by ko in 20 fights (1 draw). In the second round Giovani Segura knocked down Canchila but at the end of the fight, valid for the interim WBA World light flyweight title, the winner is the Colombian. Watch the video!
Review: 2008-07-26, Cotto vs Margarito was one of the most exciting fights of 2008. Miguel Angel Cotto (32-0-0) was the favorite because he was still undefeated and defending for the fifth time his WBA World welterweight title. But Antonio Margarito (36-5-0) has always been one of those boxers who all try to avoid, he is a really tough fighter who hits very hard and who absorb any blow, in fact he had never suffered a defeat by ko (only Shane Mosley will win Margarito by ko, but in 2009). Margarito knocked down Cotto two times in the eleventh round and Cotto’s corner stopped the fight. (Wikipedia: Cotto’s loss to Margarito has since come under suspicion due to Margarito’s subsequent attempted use of illegal hand-wraps in a fight against Shane Mosley). Watch the video!
Review: 2008-12-11, it is not easy to see a match with high pace in the major categories of weight but, as in the case of Tomasz Adamek vs Steve Cunningham, when this happens, the fight results very spectacular. Cunningham (21-1-0) had won the IBF cruiserweight title in 2007 against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and this was his second defense. Adamek (35-1-0) was therefore more experienced, but he tried for the first time the assault to a world title in the cruiserweight division. Adamek knocked down Cunningham three times and won the fight. Watch the video!
Review: 2008-12-06, the fight between Carl Froch and Jean Pascal, valid for the vacant WBC super middleweight title, was one of the best boxing fights of 2008. Both had a perfect record with no defeats, 23-0-0 for Carl Froch, 21-0-0 for Jean Pascal, and both had the first chance to win a world title. Watch the video!
Review: 2008-03-01, the third fight between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez should have been the decisive one, as both had won once in the previous two fighting. Like the second match between the two (in 2007), this one won the title of “Fight of the Year” (by Ring Magazine), even if for example we have preferred the fight between Casamayor and Katsidis or other 5-star fights of 2008. Rafael Marquez knocked down Vazquez in the fourth round but at the end of this balanced and spectacular fight the winner is “Magnifico” Vazquez. Watch the video!
Review: 2011-05-14, the fight between Billi Facundo Godoy vs Claudio Ariel Abalos, valid for the Argentina (FAB) middleweight title, was pleasant but had an incredible final. Godoy knocked down Abalos in the second round and was dominating the match, but in the ninth round Abalos headbutts him, Godoy is in trouble and receives a standing count, it seems he can not continue to fight. So the referee Hernan Guajardo stops the fight, the winner should be Abalos, but the Godoy’s corner begins almost a broil and the public threw bottles and chairs over the ring! Under pression the referee changes the decision and Godoy wins the fight by reading the card. Watch the video!