Tag: Junior-Welterweight

Sniper on Point, Pedraza Outboxes Molina to Wide Victory, Looks Upward to Bigger Opportunities

The former 2-division title holder from Caguas, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (28-3-0, 13KO) had zero problems in clearing out former Olympian 🇺🇸Javier “El Intocable” Molina (22-3-0, 9KO), getting his victory by unanimous decision.  Pedraza in this contest showcased his full bag of tricks, authoring up a razor sharp performance that showcased his full capabilities on display. Continue reading “Sniper on Point, Pedraza Outboxes Molina to Wide Victory, Looks Upward to Bigger Opportunities”

The Sniper Looks to Lock In On the Untouchable

Respected former two-division titlist 🇵🇷Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (27-3-0, 13KO) will be Top-Rank’s headliner this week.  Accompanying him to the ring will be 🇺🇸Javier “El Intocable” Molina (22-2-0, 9KO), who is one fight removed from his career victory over once-revered former world title challenger 🇺🇸Amir Imam to get to this position. Continue reading “The Sniper Looks to Lock In On the Untouchable”

Prospect of the Week: Shohjahon Ergashev

Heading into last week, the focus was on young Welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki, 17, and Middleweight Joey Spencer, 19. Both fighters came out victorious, but neither performance provided anything special for the highlight reels. It turned out to be Super-Lightweight prospect 🇺🇿Shohjahon “Descendant of Tamerlane” Ergashev (18-0-0, 16KO)  of Uzbekistan, that impressed the most Friday night in Sloan, Iowa on ShoBox.

The 28 year old southpaw made quick work of Mexico’s  🇲🇽Adrian Estrella (29-5-0, 24KO) sending the 29 year old to the mat writhing in pain, with a sharp body shot just 1:32 into the first round.

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Rest in Peace to a Bronx Favorite (Saoul Mamby) 📰

R.I.P. to former Junior-Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Saoul Mamby. Mamby was born in the Bronx, and put forth a career spanning an outlandish run of 39 years, and fought his final fight at a remarkable 61 years of age. He is well known for his win over Esteban DeJesus, and Mamby is only 1 of 4 fighters in boxing history to have fights in 5 different decades (the others being  🇺🇸Jack Johnson, 🇵🇦Roberto Duran, and 🇲🇽Kid Azteca).
.He passed away yesterday at the age of 72. We wish his family well in dealing with and coping with Saoul’s passing.

Cano Floored in the 1st – Gets up to Hammer Ortiz for 2nd Round KO

Trending upward Junior-Welterweight contender 🇲🇽Pablo Cesar Cano (33-7-1, 23KO👊) found himself in a fight against rugged veteran & fellow-Mexican 🇲🇽Roberto Ortiz (35-5-2, 26KO👊) through their 2 rounds of action. While the fight was short, it was a solid watch for those in attendance at the local venue in Guanajuato, Mexico. Continue reading “Cano Floored in the 1st – Gets up to Hammer Ortiz for 2nd Round KO”