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November 25, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ricardo Mayorga scored a majority 12-round decision over Fernando Vargas in their super-middleweight bout late Friday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, winning on the strength of knockdowns in the first and 11th rounds. Judge Max DeLuca had Mayorga winning, 115-111; Glenn Trowbridge had it 114-112 for Mayorga; and David Mendoza scored it 113-113. Mayorga, 34, a three-time world champion from Managua, Nicaragua, improved to 28-6 with 22 knockouts. Vargas, 29, a two-time world champion from Oxnard, Calif.
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April 13, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia opened an early lead against Lamont Peterson and held on to win a majority decision in their nontitle bout in front of 12,300 fans at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia, who won the early rounds but was clearly taking a beating late, won on the cards, 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114. With the win, Garcia, the WBA and WBC super-welterweight champ, improved to 30-0. Peterson, the IBF super-welterweight titlist, saw his record fall to 33-3-1. Fighting at a catch weight of 143 pounds, Peterson, who spent plenty of the fight early on his toes and keeping his distance, settled down in the later rounds and was the better puncher.
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February 14, 1994 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jake "The Snake" Rodriguez, charging like a lineman in a tackle drill, scored a shocking upset over Charles Murray last night at Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel, wresting the junior-welterweight title from the battered champion. Rodriguez, who maintained relentless pressure for 12 rounds, captured a majority decision to win the International Boxing Federation version of the crown. "I had to take away his jab, make him miss, and then make him pay," Rodriguez said. "It was harder than I expected, but it worked.
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April 2, 2001 | by Bernard Fernandez Daily News Sports Writer
Tim Witherspoon had gasped through the final four rounds, as might be expected of a 43-year-old heavyweight, but he and his handlers saw nothing but positives in the two-time former world champion's 10-round, majority-decision victory over Eliecer Castillo. "Give me [WBA heavyweight champion John] Ruiz. I love Timmy's chances against Ruiz," said Witherspoon's promoter, Murad Muhammad, after Saturday night's bout at Bally's Park Place. "And Mike Tyson? I'd put Timmy in against Tyson in a minute.
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April 23, 1995 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Almost six months after performing one of the most breathtaking miracles in boxing history, George Foreman almost lost his title the same way he won it - in a shocking upset. Foreman scored a 12-round majority decision over Axel Schulz last night at the MGM Grand, retaining his International Boxing Federation heavyweight crown with a courageous and controversial performance over a man 20 years younger. The champion, his left eye swollen the size of a softball, donned a pair of sunglasses after the long and punishing fight, bowing his head as if he felt that the victory was in doubt.
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April 23, 1994 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With a determination that crushed both his opponent and his own insecurities, Michael Moorer upset Evander Holyfield last night at Caesars Palace, becoming the only southpaw to win the heavyweight title in boxing history. Moorer captured a majority decision over Holyfield, with judges Chuck Giampa and Jerry Roth scoring it 116-112 and 115-114, respectively, for Moorer, and Dalby Shirley scoring it 114-114. He did it with a performance that the experts had expected of Holyfield - poised and intelligent, with frequent bursts of firepower that hurt his opponent throughout the match.
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January 18, 1986 | By Sarajane Freligh, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ring announcer was all but invisible in the swirl of people who had climbed into the Omni Arena ring, but his voice carried over the crowd and into the rafters and back again. "The new champiom . . . " was all he could get out before his voice was drowned by the loving roar that bathed new World Boxing Association champion Tim Witherspoon in acclaim. He had anticipated that moment from the instant he had climbed into the ring last night to challenge the champion, Tony Tubbs, and after 15 rounds, there was little doubt that the victory was his. From the opening bell, Witherspoon (24-2)
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September 19, 1999 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a new golden boy in boxing. And a disbelieving old one. Felix "Tito" Trinidad, who promised his Puerto Rico homeland he would do it, defeated America's golden boy and Olympic champion, Oscar De La Hoya, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center last night on a majority decision that stunned many in the sellout crowd of 12,500. The victory gave Trinidad, the undefeated International Boxing Federation champion, De La Hoya's World Boxing Council title and ended the Californian's dream of completing a career unbeaten.
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April 24, 1994 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With a determination that crushed both his opponent and his own insecurities, Michael Moorer upset Evander Holyfield Friday night at Caesars Palace, becoming the only southpaw to win the heavyweight title in boxing history. Moorer captured a majority decision over Holyfield, with judges Chuck Giampa and Jerry Roth scoring it 116-112 and 115-114, respectively, for Moorer, and Dalby Shirley scoring it 114-114. He did it with a performance that the experts had expected of Holyfield - poised and intelligent, with frequent bursts of firepower that hurt his opponent throughout the match.
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June 5, 1999 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When former bantamweight champion Orlando Canizales left the Blue Horizon in December after fighting Wilmington's Richard DeJesus in a featherweight match, he had come out on the short end of a controversial majority decision. Last night, Canizales and DeJesus went at it again at the Blue Horizon in front of a sellout crowd of more than 1,300. This time, the boxer from Laredo, Texas, pounded DeJesus into submission in six rounds. The fight was waved off before the seventh round began, and Canizales was awarded a technical knockout.
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April 13, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia opened an early lead against Lamont Peterson and held on to win a majority decision in their nontitle bout in front of 12,300 fans at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia, who won the early rounds but was clearly taking a beating late, won on the cards, 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114. With the win, Garcia, the WBA and WBC super-welterweight champ, improved to 30-0. Peterson, the IBF super-welterweight titlist, saw his record fall to 33-3-1. Fighting at a catch weight of 143 pounds, Peterson, who spent plenty of the fight early on his toes and keeping his distance, settled down in the later rounds and was the better puncher.
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June 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE SIXTH title defense by Danny "Swift" Garcia, the undefeated junior welterweight world champion from Juniata Park, will come against "Lightning" Rod Salka on Aug. 9 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The bout will headline a Showtime tripleheader that also features IBF 140-pound belt titleholder Lamont Peterson. Golden Boy Promotions announced the card's headliners yesterday. "This is my third fight at Barclays Center, and it feels like a second home to me," Garcia, 26, said in a news release.
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March 18, 2014 | BY BRYAN ARMEN GRAHAM, For the Daily News
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico - A pair of designer sunglasses concealed Danny Garcia's bruised, swollen eyes early yesterday morning as he assessed the night that nearly derailed his promising ascent. It was less than an hour after the 25-year-old from Juniata Park had escaped with a majority decision over Mauricio Herrera to retain his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine light welterweight titles before 10,152 rollicking fans at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez. Two of the ringside judges had Garcia winning 116-112, while the third scored it 114-114.
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March 18, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico - The ring announcer said, "The winner by majority decision," and held his breath for what seemed to be an eternity. It may have been the longest second-and-a-half in the 26-year history of the Coliseo de Ruben Rodriguez. The 10,152 fans waited in silence along with their new hero, Danny Garcia. "And still - " Jimmy Lennon Jr. shouted, sending the arena into a frenzy. The fighter from Juniata Park strapped on his light-welterweight title belts. Garcia was still champion.
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April 27, 2012 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
ATLANTIC CITY - Among the many funny things Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is alleged to have said is "It's déjà vu all over again. " Maybe Yogi, that master of the malaprop, actually spoke those exact words at some point during his English-mangling baseball career. And maybe he didn't. There are those who will tell you that when boring facts conflict with colorful legend, always go with the legend. It's more interesting, easier to remember and more apt to be believed.
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November 14, 2011 | Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - The 28 stitches over his right eye weren't enough to keep Manny Pacquiao from headlining his own postfight concert, which went on as usual into the early morning hours on the Las Vegas Strip. They certainly won't keep him from his next fight, though that's the only sure thing when it comes to Pacquiao's immediate future. He escaped with a win Saturday night against Juan Manuel Marquez, but that only tells part of the story. Seemingly invincible over the last three years, he looked anything but in scoring a majority decision over his Mexican nemesis in a win that enraged both Marquez and thousands of his supporters who packed the MGM Grand arena.
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November 14, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE 28 STITCHES over his right eye weren't enough to keep Manny Pacquiao from headlining his own postfight concert, which went on as usual into the early-morning hours on the Las Vegas Strip. He escaped with a win Saturday night against Juan Manuel Marquez , but that only tells part of the story. Seemingly invincible over the past 3 years, he looked anything but in scoring a majority decision over his Mexican nemesis in a win that enraged both Marquez and thousands of his supporters who packed the MGM Grand arena.
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August 13, 2011 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
REMEMBER what they used to say about the "secret" prize in Cracker Jack? You never know what you're going to get. Promoting club-level professional boxing cards can be like that, with last-minute defections and fighters who don't want to fight that frustrate promoters and fans who hoped to see, well, a crackerjack night of ring action. Before a sort-of sparse crowd at Harrah's Chester last night, promoters Joey Eye and David Feldman hurriedly assembled a hodgepodge lineup of three exhibition bouts and three "real" fights sanctioned by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, the minimum allowable.
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June 26, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his homecoming Saturday night, undefeated welterweight Mike Jones didn't seem to be in the mood for a long party as he finished off Raul Munoz with a second-round technical knockout at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia. After a tentative first round, Jones came out hungry in the second. He countered Munoz's offense with an array of body shots before throwing a devastating hook to his opponent's head. Munoz immediately fell to one knee, and a few seconds later the referee was forced to stop the bout.
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