01 Jan 2018

Northern California Fight of the Year: Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II

Northern and Central California fight of the year – Eddie Diaz vs. Luis Garcia II In a rematch that was put on by local Northern California promoter Mike Bazan, Luis Garcia and Eddie Diaz did battle over all eight rounds of a regional title fight in a bout that was

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01 Jan 2018

Fight of the Year: Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Fight of the Year – Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs Daniel Jacobs had been disrespected, belittled and largely marginalized going into his bout with Gennady Golovkin as whispers of being dropped by Dmitry Pirog loomed heading into fighting the furious puncher, Golovkin. What happened instead was a modern day classic in

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30 Dec 2017

Northern California KO of the Year: Alberto Torres KOs Adam Fiel

Featherweight Alberto Torres was undefeated veteran southpaw known for good sparring in the area, but not known for amateur accolades. Adam Fiel was a well-touted amateur, who looked be trending in a positive direction. In early 2017 the two meet for the Square Warriors featherweight title in Pleasanton, Ca. What ensued

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30 Dec 2017

KO of the Year: Andre Ward knocking out Sergey Kovalev

KO of the year – Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev Andre Ward had the toughest fight of pro career against Sergey Kovalev in 2016. A fight that left fans debating the victor. Ward returned to face the feared puncher with Kovalev bad mouthing the American fighter at every turn. What

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27 Dec 2017

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Marc Castro

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Marc Castro In a year in amateur boxing in which most of the stars of the Team USA boxing turned pro the year prior amateur boxing saw a wave of new faces emerge as the new contenders look to make a stake for the 2020

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26 Dec 2017

Northern California Prospect of the Year: Pedro Moreno

Sacramento, CA’s Pedro Moreno might not be signed to a major promoter [yet], but he does have power and a lot of it. The lightweight who trains with Marcus Caballero has built up a record of 7-0 with 5KOs and things seem to be moving well as Moreno is not

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26 Dec 2017

Prospect of the Year: Ryan Garcia

Prospect of the Year – Ryan Garcia Golden Boy Promotions might be in rough shape outside of Canelo Alvarez with a series of talented fighters who are not necessarily drawn compiling the roster, but that might have changed with Ryan Garcia. The young 19-year-old is already 13-0 with 12 KOs

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24 Dec 2017

Round of the Year: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, Round 5

Round of the Year – Round 5, Klitschko vs Joshua In what was Anthony Joshua crowning moment as a heavyweight boxer was not without a fright as Wladimir Klitschko sent Joshua to the canvas in the fifth round that deafened a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, a charismatic British

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24 Dec 2017

Northern California Round of the Year: Ryan Bourland vs. Cesar Ruiz, Round 3

Northern California Round of the Year:  Ryan Bourland vs. Cesar Ruiz II, Round 3 [Woodland, Ca] Ryan Bourland had fought Cesar Diaz once before after being knocked out by Israel Duffus in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, the lone loss of Bourland’s career. Diaz was his comeback fight in 2016

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22 Dec 2017

The 2017 Fighter of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko took the next step towards becoming an all-time great by making two world champions and one of the nastiest gatekeepers in the sport of boxing retire on their stool in 2017. Lomachenko started his year off by utterly outclassing world champion Jason Sosa, who had solid title defenses and

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