Category: Boxing

World middleweight champ Golovkin stops Brook in 5th round

LONDON (AP) — Jumping two weight classes to challenge Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook's ambitious challenge wasn't given much hope.

Despite that leap, a valiant Brook made it far tougher for the world middleweight champion than anticipated as they traded punches for four rounds in a thrilling, open contest Saturday night in London.

But Brook's vision was affected after his right eye socket was broken in the second round & the previously unbeaten welterweight champion began to fade. After the formidable Golovkin unloaded a rapid succession of powerful punches in the fifth round, the Brook's corner threw in the towel.

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World middleweight champ Golovkin stops Brook in 5th round

LONDON (AP) — Jumping two weight classes to challenge Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook's ambitious challenge wasn't given much hope.

Despite that leap, a valiant Brook made it far tougher for the world middleweight champion than anticipated as they traded punches for four rounds in a thrilling, open contest Saturday night in London.

But Brook's vision was affected after his right eye socket was broken in the second round & the previously unbeaten welterweight champion began to fade. After the formidable Golovkin unloaded a rapid succession of powerful punches in the fifth round, the Brook's corner threw in the towel.

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World middleweight champ Golovkin stops Brook in 5th round

LONDON (AP) — Jumping two weight classes to challenge Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook's ambitious challenge wasn't given much hope.

Despite that leap, a valiant Brook made it far tougher for the world middleweight champion than anticipated as they traded punches for four rounds in a thrilling, open contest Saturday night in London.

But Brook's vision was affected after his right eye socket was broken in the second round & the previously unbeaten welterweight champion began to fade. After the formidable Golovkin unloaded a rapid succession of powerful punches in the fifth round, the Brook's corner threw in the towel.

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Gonzalez wins slugfest with Cuadras, becomes 4-weight champ

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Roman Gonzalez observed the raucous scene in the ring through swollen eyes. His battered ears absorbed the cheers from thousands of fans celebrating his arrival at the apex of Nicaragua's boxing history.

Chocolatito had to put in 12 rounds of punishing work for his latest world title, which only made it all the sweeter.

Gonzalez won a championship in his fourth weight class Saturday night, taking a unanimous decision over Carlos Cuadras to claim the WBC 115-pound belt at the Forum.

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Boxing-Brutal Golovkin bludgeons Brook to retain middleweight belts

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Chocolatito seeks record 4th belt in Forum bout with Cuadras

Chocolatito seeks record 4th belt in Forum bout with Cuadras

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Although Roman Gonzalez can become the first Nicaraguan boxer to win championship belts in four weight classes on Saturday night, that historic achievement is only one part of his motivation.

The fighter best known as ''Chocolatito'' moreover feels that a win would avenge the late Alexis Arguello, his mentor & friend, who fell just short of that fourth world title in two epic losses to Aaron Pryor three decades ago.

And the mere act of getting in the ring for the main event at the historic Forum will be another landmark in the remarkable career of Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs), who takes on Mexico's Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) for the WBC 115-pound title.

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Pacquiao's age gives trainer cause for concern

Pacquiao's age gives trainer cause for concern

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao will be one month shy of his 38th birthday when he challenges World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in November, a mature boxing age that gives his trainer cause for concern.

Though Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is confident that Pacquiao still has "a lot of fight left in him", he has told the Filipino southpaw that the very first time he sees him a step slower in the ring, he will have to retire.

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Manny Pacquiao puts retirement on hold, takes on Vargas

Manny Pacquiao puts retirement on hold, takes on Vargas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is determined to fight on, even without Floyd Mayweather across the ring or HBO in his corner.

Five months after the fight Pacquiao expected to be his finale, the Filipino senator stood opposite unheralded welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Thursday & declared his excitement for yet another chapter in what's now a sprawling pugilistic story with a murky ending.

Pacquiao is a politician & a father with multiple reasons to walk away, yet trainer Freddie Roach believes that Pacquiao's skills haven't sharply declined. Even after repeatedly claiming he would retire into his political career following his win over Timothy Bradley in April, Pacquiao can't deny that fighting is irresistible, both for the competitive rush & the fat paychecks.

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Manny Pacquiao puts retirement on hold, takes on Vargas

Manny Pacquiao puts retirement on hold, takes on Vargas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is determined to fight on, even without Floyd Mayweather across the ring or HBO in his corner.

Five months after the fight Pacquiao expected to be his finale, the Filipino senator stood opposite unheralded welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Thursday & declared his excitement for yet another chapter in what's now a sprawling pugilistic story with a murky ending.

Pacquiao is a politician & a father with multiple reasons to walk away, yet trainer Freddie Roach believes that Pacquiao's skills haven't sharply declined. Even after repeatedly claiming he would retire into his political career following his win over Timothy Bradley in April, Pacquiao can't deny that fighting is irresistible, both for the competitive rush & the fat paychecks.

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Brook says he will feel the fear and shock Golovkin

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