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New York, NY (8/2/12) – Earlier tonight before a near capacity crowd at New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) presented the latest installment of its Broadway Boxing series, with an action-packed eight bout card. Headlining the card was DBE’s red-hot super middleweight contender Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen, of South Africa, as he looked to defend his IBO Super Middleweight Championship for the fifth time taking on Florida’s Rowland Bryant. The card was broadcast live on the FIGHT NOW TV network, and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com and Everlast.
On paper, the matchup between the two world-rated super middleweight contenders (Oosthuizen IBF #4, WBC #8, WBA #13 and Bryant IBF #12) was one of the strongest main event matchups in the history of Broadway Boxing.
Oosthuizen came out measuring his shorter opponent and working behind a stiff jab. Bryant, who was coming off a third round TKO over iron-chinned Librado Andrade, looked to set up his big right hand from the outside.
In the second round, Oosthuizen began landing hard shots to the body, but Bryant was able to land a few big looping shots.
As the rounds progressed, Oosthuizen continued to be the much busier of the two, mixing it up and landing hard shots to both the body and head. Bryant was able to land a few hard shots of his own, but Oosthuizen showed a granite chin, taking the shots in stride.
Oosthuizen’s jab began to take over in the later rounds, as he was able to score at will. In the 12th and final round, Oosthuizen opened a nasty cut over Bryant’s right eye.
In the end, Oosthuizen defended his IBO belt for a fifth time, scoring a well-deserved 12-round unanimous decision, winning by scores of 118-110, 117-112, 117-112.
After the bout Oosthuizen commented on his victory.
“He was a tough guy, who took some really big shots,” said the 24-year-old South African. “I know there are still things that I need to improve on and I will go back to the drawing board with my team after this. I am happy that I had the opportunity to perform here in New York, and whatever my team decides is next for me, I will be ready.”
Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia Press conference highlights: Garcia dad goes off on khan
Amir Khan Q & A ” Im going to knock out Danny Garcia”
Amir Khan “When I KO Danny Garcia, his dad will disown him”
Khan gets into war of words with Garcia senior
Radio Rahim talks to the father of Junior Welterweight Champion Danny Garcia about his son’s upcoming match with Amir Khan. Angel Garcia, a very outspoken and passionate defender of his son pulls no punches when asked his views on the fight and Amir Khan.
Angel Garcia one-on-one Philly gym interview
Saturday 14 July 2012 – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Television: United States HBO – Australia Main Event – Hungary Sport 1
X12 light welterweight – Amir Khan 26(18)-2(1)-0 vs Danny Garcia 23(14)-0-0 – WBC light welterweight title – WBA Super World light welterweight title
Amir Khan has been reinstated as WBA light-welterweight champion.
It follows his controversial defeat to Lamont Peterson in December. The Bolton boxer lost his WBA and IBF belts in the showdown in the Washington fighter’s hometown.
Khan raised a number of concerns surrounding the result. A rematch was scheduled for May, but was called off when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone.
The WBA has now told Khan he has been given his title back, and it will be put on the line in a unification bout with WBC champion Danny Garcia in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Justice has been done,” Khan said.
“I’m glad the WBA are reinstating me as champion, it means I walk into this fight as world champion.
“There is a chance to win the WBC belt as well but not only that, the Ring magazine title will be on the line as well.
“It means this fight will really show who is the best fighter in the 140lb division.”
A statement from the WBA said: “The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate the British boxer Amir Khan as super champion who may be able to unify title with Danny Garcia on Saturday July 14.
“This decision was taken after the positive doping result of the American Lamont Peterson, confirmed by the medical experts.
“The WBA rules that states that no boxer has tested positively for prohibited substances can be rated, retain a title, or be permitted to fight in a sanctioned bout for a period of no less than six months from the date of the positive test has been enforced.
“Given the circumstances, Peterson’s status is champion in recess and it is subject to revision.”
Boxing Results & Notes For Saturday 7th July From: Argentina, France, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquen, Neuquen, Argentina
Middleweight – Billi Facundo Godoy beat Jorge Sebastian Heiland on UD 12 / 12 – Vacant WBC International middleweight title
Welterweight – Juan Alberto Godoy beat Ricardo Ezequiel Quinones on TD 8 / 10 – Interim WBC Latino welterweight title.
Unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (26-0, 13 KOs) unanimously decisioned Argentine countryman, former world title challenger, and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-3-2, 9 KOs) after 12 thrilling rounds. The official judges’ scorecards read 115-111 twice and 114-112 all in favor to Godoy. The bout was a WBC middleweight title final eliminator.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Salle du Mouzon, Auch, Gers, France
Middleweight – Damien Bertu beat Kamel Abdesselam on UD 10 / 10
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Bantamweight – Ryosuke Iwasa beat Kentaro Masuda by TKO 7 / 10 – Time: 1:49 – Japanese bantamweight title
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Estadio Arturo C. Nahl, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Bantamweight – Hugo Ruiz beat Jean Sampson by KO 9 / 12 – Interim WBA World bantamweight title (supervisor: Miguel Prado)
Flyweight – Arely Mucino beat Ana Fernandez by TKO 2 / 10 – Time: 1:40 – Interim WBA female flyweight title
Lightweight – Abdiel Ramirez lost to Rene Gonzalez by TKO – Rd 2 – Time: 2:06 – Vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title
Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland
Heavyweight – Wladimir Klitschko beat Tony Thompson by TKO 6 / 12 – Time: 2:56 – WBO heavyweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel) – WBA Super World heavyweight title (supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza) – IBF heavyweight title (supervisor: Lindsey Tucker) – International Boxing Organization heavyweight title (supervisor: Edward S. Levine)
Super bantamweight – Aniya Seki beat Eva Marcu on UD 10 / 10 – Vacant WIBF Women’s International Boxing Federation super bantamweight title – Vacant Global Boxing Union Female super bantamweight title
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) scored a one-sided sixth round KO over Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs). Klitschko was in command from the beginning. Wlad muscled the 40-year-old Thompson around the ring and landed most the hard shots. Thompson tried to surprise Wladimir at the start of the second but the Klitschko was prepared with his right hand followed by a combination. Later in the round another Klitschko unleashed a series of big rights and backed the challenger into the ropes. Klitschko superior strength was evident through out. Klitschko dropped Thompson in round five with a big right hand. Another knockdown in the sixth and the bout was waved off.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom
Heavyweight – Tyson Fury beat Vinny Maddalone by TKO 5 / 12 – Time: 1:35 – Vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
Bantamweight – Lee Haskins beat Stuart Hall on UD 12 / 12 – Vacant EBU (European) bantamweight title (supervisor: Enza Jacoponi)
Unbeaten 24-year-old heavyweight contender Tyson Fury put on a faultless display in hammering out a 5th-round TKO over the always-game Vinny Maddalone. The heavily-hyped 6’9” Fury hit an advancing, brave Maddalone with every shot in the book, finally prompting the referee, Ian John-Lewis to stop it in the 5th. Bantamweight Lee Haskins (26-2. 11 KOs) outpointed Stuart Hall (12-1-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the vacant EBU belt. Scores were 118-111, 117-111, 118-110.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Welterweight – Kell Brook beat Carson Jones on MD 12 / 12 – IBF International welterweight title
Middleweight – Kerry Hope lost to Grzegorz Proksa by TKO 8 / 12 – Time: 2:59 – EBU (European) middleweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
Lightweight – Gavin Rees beat Derry Mathews by TKO 9 / 12 – Time: 1:27 – BBBofC British lightweight title – EBU (European) lightweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
Welterweight – Lee Purdy beat Chris Johnson by TKO 1 / 10 – Time: 2:18 – BBBofC English welterweight title
Middleweight – Ryan Aston lost to Curtis Valentine by RTD 2 / 10 – Time: 1:05 – Vacant BBBofC Midlands Area middleweight title.
In an IBF welterweight eliminator, #4 rated Kell Brook (28-0, 18 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over #3 rated Carson Jones (34-9-2, 24 Kos). Brook built up an early lead, then withstood a furious late assault by Jones to win by scores of 114-114, 116-113, 115-113. - Middleweight Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Euro champion Kerry Hope (17-4, 1 KO) in round eight. Time was 2:59. - Former world champion and reigning Euro lightweight king Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a good action ninth round KO over Derry Mathews (30-7-1, 16 KOs). Rees battered the game Mathews, finally decking him at 1:20 of round nine.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States
Super bantamweight – Nonito Donaire beat Jeffrey Mathebula on UD 12 / 12 – WBO super bantamweight title (supervisor: Richard De Cuir) – IBF super bantamweight title (supervisor: Aaron Kizer)
Super middleweight – Kelly Pavlik beat Will Rosinsky on UD 10 / 10
Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2, 14KOs) to unify the WBO/IBF super bantamweight titles. The scores were 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108. Mathebula was throwing a very lazy jab and left himself wide open for DOnaire’s power shots. Donaire was landing almost at will and staggered Mathebula several times in the first round. Mathebula stood firm in the second, trading punches but taking more damage as Donaire’s faster punches were easily catching the target. - In the co-main event, Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) looked sluggish and unimpressive in defeating Wil Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs) via unanimous decision with two scores of 98-91 and one score of 97-92. While Rosinsky was effective at times with the overhand right, ultimately, Pavlik’s size and ability to walk through Rosinksy’s power lead to a knockdown in the second and a wide unanimous decision on all scorecards.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Middleweight – Patrick Majewski beat Chris Fitzpatrick on TKO 5 / 10 – Vacant NABF middleweight title.
Middleweight Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant NABF belt with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KOs)the bout was halted after round five due to a cut suffered by Fitzpatrick, who wasn’t happy about the stoppage. - In the co-feature, jr welterweight Naim Nelson (7-0, 1 KO) outpointed Esteban Rodriguez (5-2-1, 1 KO) over six. Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 60-54 for Nelson.