November 25, 2007 |
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.
April 13, 2015 |
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.
February 14, 1994 |
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.
April 2, 2001 |
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.
April 23, 1995 |
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.
April 23, 1994 |
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.
January 18, 1986 |
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)
September 19, 1999 |
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.
April 24, 1994 |
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.
June 5, 1999 |
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.