Review: 2007-05-19, when two explosive boxers with the habit of KO face each other, usually it comes a very nice fight, as happened between Kelly Pavlik and Edison Miranda (match valid for the WBC middleweight title eliminator). Pavlik (30-0-0) came from the nth victory by knockout (against Jose Luis Zertuche) and he had never lost in his career, while Miranda (28-1-0) suffered the first defeat against Arthur Abraham (one of the best fights of 2006), but he had just won the undefeated Allan Green. Watch the video!
LAST 4 & 5 STARS FIGHTS:
Zolani Tete vs Gonya
Gokhan Saki vs da Silva
Singdam vs Kazbek Kabulov
Bandasak vs MuengLaos
Review: 2007-11-03, Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler was a very exciting fight (between two undefeated boxers) valid for the WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles. Calzaghe (43-0-0) had won his WBO title in 1997 (against Chris Eubank) and had already defended it twenty times, but he was 35 years old and Kessler (39-0-0), who was younger than seven, had the potential to inflict the first defeat to the “Italian Dragon”…but in front of more than 50,000 spectators, Calzaghe threw more than 1000 punches in twelve rounds (against 585 of Kessler). Watch the video!
Review: 2007-02-17, if the second fight between Vazquez and Marquez did not win the title of “fight of the year of 2007”, it could win the match between Michael Katsidis and Graham Earl, valid for the interim WBO lightweight title. Katsidis was undefeated (21-0-0) and for the first time fought outside Australia. Katsidis knocks down Earl (25-1-0) two times at the end of the first round but during the second period, after another knock down suffered by the English boxer, is Katsidis to be counted: this bout was a real war, five stars! Watch the video!
Review: 2007-11-10, after beating Zab Judah, Cotto (30-0-0) defended his WBA World welterweight title against Shane Mosley (44-4-0). Although 36 years (9 more than Cotto) Mosley put the Puerto Rican under pressure playing one of the best fights of 2007: very tough fight, five stars! Watch the video!
Review: 2007-06-09, Miguel Angel Cotto vs Zab Judah was valid for the WBA World welterweight title. Judah (34-4-0) came from two defeats against Floyd Mayweather Jr and Carlos Baldomir (and a no contest), and choosing an undefeated and dangerous boxer as Miguel Angel Cotto was certainly not a wise decision…but the fight was amazing! Watch the video!
Review: 2007-08-04, Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez have faced twice in 2007, but the best fight between the two is the second, winner of the title “fight of the year” (Ring Magazine). Vazquez (41-4-0) had lost the first fight and wanted to regain his WBC super bantamweight title. This second fight was certainly a great battle and the third round was also named “round of the year” by Ring Magazine. Watch the video!
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Review: 2006-09-23, the first fight between Arthur Abraham and Edison Miranda will go down in history of boxing for the incredible injury of Abraham, as though breaking his jaw in the fourth round, he managed to finish the fight! Abraham (21-0-0) defended his IBF middleweight title for the third time against the dangerous Colombian “Pantera” Miranda (26-0-0). Referee deducted 5 points at Miranda therefore the final decision was controversial… in 2008 they face a second time and Abraham win the rematch. Watch the video!
Review: 2006-12-02, Cotto vs Quintana was a great battle of boxing between two undefeated boxers (two knockdowsn). Miguel Angel Cotto (27-0-0), after having defended his WBO light welterweight six times, tried to climb the welterweight division facing Carlos Quintana (23-0-0), who came from the important victory against Joel Julio. Cotto vs Quintana was valid for the vacant WBA World welterweight title. Watch the video!
Review: 2006-08-05, Edwin Valero was one of most spectacular boxers of the new millennium, and also against Mosquera has played a very exciting fight. Vicente Mosquera (24-1-1) had won the WBA World super featherweight title the year before and defended the title in Panama (his mother country) against the undefeated Valero (19 fights, all won by knockout). Mosquera was knocked down two times but also “El Inca” Valero went to the canvas once (first time in his career). Watch the video!