Philippines, 26 May 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Lomachenko Decisions Pedraza, Unifies WBA/WBO Lightweight World Titles

PhilBoxing.com





Emanuel Navarrete Stuns Isaac Dogboe to win 122-pound world title
Teofimo Lopez KOs Mason Menard in lightweight bout

NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 8, 2018) ? WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko wanted to unify lightweight world titles. After 12 rounds, he got his wish, although WBO champion Jose Pedraza sure didn't make it easy and halted Lomachenko's eight-bout knockout streak in the process.

Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden to unify world titles for the first time in his illustrious career.

Scores were 119-107 and 117-109 2X.

"It was my dream to unify titles," Lomachenko said. "It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.

"He's a veteran. He did a very good job, and I respect Pedraza and his team."

Said Pedraza: "I am happy with my performance tonight. I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world. I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did."


Lomachenko connects with a left at Pedraza.

It was tactical fight, as Pedraza's long arms kept Lomachenko at bay for much of the night. In the 11th round, Lomachenko, turned up the heat, scoring a pair of body shot knockdowns as Pedraza barely survived the round.

For Lomachenko, it's on to the next challenge.

Navarrete Stuns Dogboe to Win Title

Emanuel Navarrete beat the long odds and stunned the rising superstar, Isaac Dogboe, via unanimous decision to win the WBO junior featherweight world title. The scores (116-112 2X, 115-113) reflected the action, as Navarrete was the aggressor throughout the fight

Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) stopped the streaking momentum of Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), who was making his second title defense.


Navarette connects with an uppercut at Dogboe.

?I thank Dogboe for this opportunity," Navarrete said. "This world championship represents every day that I was working away from my family. This title represents sacrifice. I injured my right hand early in the fight, but I had the desire to be a champion and I did everything necessary to get the title, and I am very happy and proud to achieve this goal of being the world champion.?

Said Dogboe: ?It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior. Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn?t get the victory. The best man won tonight.?

The Teofimo Express Rolls On

Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) showed why, at age 21, he is the sport's fastest rising star, knocking out Mason Menard with a right hand at only 44 seconds of the opening round. Menard (34-4, 24 KOs) fell face-first, and the fight was immediately waved off.

"I knew he was a tough fighter. I knew he could fight," Lopez said. "I wanted to test him, and I took a chance early in the fight. I know he trained hard, and he didn't want it to go that way. But this is 'The Takeover.' 'The Takeover' has begun.

"In 2019, I will be a world champion. That's a guarantee."


Lopez backflips after beating Menard.

In other results:

Alexander Besputin (12-0, 9 KOs) defended his USBA welterweight belt with a 10-round unanimous decision (100-88 3X) over Juan Carlos Abreu (21-5-1, 19 KOs) in a foul-filled bout.

"He fought a very uncomfortable, dirty fight, but I dominated," Besputin said. "I am ready for a world title fight next."

Heavyweight Guido "The Gladiator" Vianello came, saw, and conquered in his pro debut, knocking out Luke Lyons (5-2-1, 2 KOs) at :29 of the second round. Vianello, a native of Rome, represented Italy at the 2016 Olympics.

"It was a dream come true to make my professional debut at Madison Square Garden," Vianello said. "I hope I did Italy proud. I came here tonight to score a knockout, and I delivered."

Josue ?The Prodigy? Vargas (12-1, 8 KOs), a Bronx native, put on a show for the hometown fans, scoring three knockdowns en route to a fifth-round TKO against John Renteria (16-6-1, 12 KOs). Vargas has now won six straight since a controversial disqualification defeat.

In an upset to start the evening, super lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (24-3-1, 22 KOs) stopped Michael ?The Artist? Perez (25-3-2, 12 KOs) in the eighth and final round. Perez, from Newark, N.J., a longtime contender, was returning from a nearly 20-month layoff. Perez was leading on all three scorecards (68-64, 68-64, 66-65) at the time of the stoppage.

Brian Ceballo (6-0, 3 KOs) cruised to a four-round unanimous decision against Daniel Calzada by identical scores of 40-36




Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Marcial to accept best deal for him to turn pro
    By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Tue, 26 May 2020
  • Marcial’s priority is Olympic quest
    By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 26 May 2020
  • Manny Fought More World Champions Than Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 23
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 25 May 2020
  • Heavyweight Prospects with Time on Their Side
    , Mon, 25 May 2020
  • Antonio to face Laylo in a winner-take-all match of P10,000
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 25 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLI: RODEL MAYOL, WBC LIGHT FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 25 May 2020
  • TOP RANK TO RESTART BOXING IN LAS VEGAS ON JUNE 9
    By Dong Secuya, , Mon, 25 May 2020
  • ARUM SAYS PACQUIAO IS READY TO GO AGAINST CRAWFORD
    By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 24 May 2020
  • TGW & SMITHY BRINGS LOCKED DOWN LIGHTS UP
    , Sun, 24 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XL: MARVIN SONSONA, THE SECOND YOUNGEST FILIPINO TO WIN A WORLD TITLE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 24 May 2020
  • Japan Resumes Boxing with Nakatani-Magramo
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 24 May 2020
  • Martin ‘Rogie’ Rogan Appointed to the BIBA Board as All Ireland Chairman
    , Sat, 23 May 2020
  • ALI & HIGHBURY
    , Sat, 23 May 2020
  • PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS LINES UP STAR-STUDDED GROUP OF FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS & MORE TO APPEAR ON PBC SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS NEXT WEEK.
    , Sat, 23 May 2020
  • USA Boxing pays tribute to True Patriot Robert Carmody - 1964 Olympic bronze medalist & Soldier killed in Vietnam
    , Fri, 22 May 2020
  • Fred, Alexandra Sydney earn, AGM, AIM title
    , Fri, 22 May 2020
  • Pacman and Other Famous Pinoy Boxing Aliases
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Fri, 22 May 2020
  • THE GREATEST MONTH: MUHAMMAD ALI IN MAY
    , Fri, 22 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XXXIX: FLORANTE CONDES, THE K. O. ARTIST AND IBF WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 21 May 2020
  • Boxing Seniors Tour in the Offing: Would You Rather Watch Youtube?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 21 May 2020
  • Salita Promotions Acquires License to Display Extensive Boxing Video Libraries of CKP and America Presents on Salita’s YouTube Channel, Free of Charge to Boxing Fans!
    , Thu, 21 May 2020
  • Does boxing need Mike Tyson?
    By Recah Trinidad, , Wed, 20 May 2020
  • THE DANCE UNDER THE LIGHTS WILL BE BACK AGAIN
    , Wed, 20 May 2020
  • Young Guns Chasing "Old Man" Manny Pacquiao Just Natural
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 20 May 2020
  • SHOWTIME® RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER AND POSTER FOR DOCUMENTARY RINGSIDE
    , Wed, 20 May 2020




  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.