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    by Published on 04-23-2014 12:47 PM  Number of Views: 2 

    IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KO’s) successfully defended his title by stopping former WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa (33-5, 15 KO’s) in the 7th round on Wednesday night at the Castle Hall, in Osaka, Osaka, Japan. Martinez, 28, knocked the 33-year-old Hasegawa down three times in the fight.

    The fight was halted at 1:20 of the 7th round by referee Robert Byrd after Martinez knocked Hasegawa down twice in the round. Martinez had also knocked Hasegawa down in the 2nd round from a big left hook to the head. At the time of the stoppage, Hasegawa was bleeding from his nose and was cut over his left eye. He also had swelling around his right eye.

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    by Published on 04-23-2014 12:29 PM  Number of Views: 2 

    Welcome to WNW’s live coverage of Main Event!

    Big E makes his way to the ring for the opening match. Alberto Del Rio enters. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are on commentary

    Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

    Del Rio sends a few punches. Big E hopes over Alberto before tossing him out of the ring. Del Rio hits a DDT out of the corner, cover. Headlock on Big E. Big E takes ADR to the corner, clothesline connects. Del Rio counters the belly-to-belly with an arm bar. Del Rio nails the superkick. Del Rio goes up top, Big E catches him and hits the belly-to-belly and the big splash. Del Rio counters the Big Ending and shoves Big E into the turnbuckle, pin. Big E counters Del Rio’s DDT with the Big Ending for the win.

    Winner: Big E – by pinfall (4:18)

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:44 PM  Number of Views: 1 

    At the age of 78, famous American middleweight and civil rights activist Rubin ‘hurricane’ Carter has died. He had been battling the effects of prostate cancer for a period of years. In his career in the ring, Carter fought once for the world WBA and WBC middleweight titles losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello in Philadelphia, 1964. He was a one time, number three ranked middleweight by ring magazine.

    The African-American Carter is most famous for being wrongfully convicted of the murder of three white people in New Jersey, 1966. In 1974, two witnesses retracted their statements and Carter was briefly set free in 1976 before being convicted again later that year when one of the prosecution witnesses retracted his withdrawal. The ‘hurricane’ was finally set free for good in 1985, when federal courts overturned his convictions.

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:40 PM  Number of Views: 1 

    IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) easily defeated WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The final judges scores were 116-111, 116-111 for Hopkins, and 114-113 for Shumenov. Hopkins now has the IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles. The only belts he doesn’t possess is the WBC title held by Adonis Stevenson and the WBO belt held by Sergey Kovalev.

    Those fighters are much, much better than Shumenov, and Hopkins will have a hard time beating them by pot shotting like he did tonight. To beat Stevenson and Kovalev, Hopkins would have to let his hands go in a way that he doesn’t seem capable of doing any longer. Hopkins’ trainer Naazim Richardson was practically begging him to let his hands go and throw combinations, but Hopkins couldn’t do it.

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:36 PM

    IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0, 15 KO’s) destroyed former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO’s) by a 4th round TKO on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Malignaggi took a real beating in this fight, and was cut in the 1st round from a jab.

    Porter knocked a bloodied Malignagi down in the 4th round with a chopping right hand to the head. After Malignaggi got back up, Porter mowed Malignaggi down with a flurry of shots to put him down on his back for the second time in the round. However, it looked like Porter bumped Malignaggi to the canvas after hitting him with a hard right hand to the head. The referee then stepped in and halted the fight.

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 01:33 PM  Number of Views: 1 

    WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KO’s) successfully defended his title against 35-year-old #2 WBO Lukas Konecny (50-5, 23 KO’s) on Saturday night at the DC Armory, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. The final judges scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109. The crowd booed the fight frequently from the 9th round on due to Quillin’s safety first manner of fighting.

    He had a small punching bag in front of him in the form of the short 5’8″ Konecny, but Quillin chose not to take any risks in the fight. The fight resembled a sparring session for the most part due to the slow pace. Quillin treated Konecny like he was a huge puncher like Gennady Golovkin. Konecny landed some nice shots in close, but his power shouldn’t have worried Quillin.

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    by Published on 04-22-2014 08:54 AM  Number of Views: 1 

    #6 WBO lightweight contender Anthony Crolla (28-4-1, 11 KO’s) defeated a badly gassed out John Murray (33-3, 20 KO’s) by a 10th round TKO on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. Crolla knocked down a badly bruised up Murray with a left hook to the head in the 10th round. A stumbling Murray got back up, and he was hit with a brief burst of punches from Crolla.

    The referee then stepped in and halted the fight with Murray still on his feet but looking tired and hurt. Murray’s conditioning and defense betrayed him in this fight because this was a winnable fight for him.

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