Tag: super featherweight

Sosa Walks Down Rhodes for the TKO Stoppage

With this fight being elevated to the main event on ESPN+ card on Saturday night after the injury suffered by Carl Frampton, Philly native and Super-Featherweight contender 🇺🇸Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16KO) got in the ring to square off against 🇺🇸Haskell Rydell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13KO) to try and impress the boxing contingent and put on a show for his home crowd, and he was successful in doing both. Continue reading “Sosa Walks Down Rhodes for the TKO Stoppage”

Back to the Basics (the Adjustment Period for Alberto Machado) 🔍

By Tré Berry III🖋️

🇵🇷💣 ALBERTO “EL EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO 💣🇵🇷

After this weekends events, 🇵🇷Alberto Machado (21-2-0, 17KO) found himself once again on the wrong side of the coin as he dropped a second straight bout to Mexican-American fighter 🇺🇸Andrew Cancio, once again by knockout in an eerily similar fashion to the first fight. We will examine what that all means, what needs to be done, what should have been done in the first place after the initial fight, and the steps he can take to get him to another level as a young talented boxer with room to grow both upstairs, and in the skills department… Continue reading “Back to the Basics (the Adjustment Period for Alberto Machado) 🔍”

Cancio Shines Once Again, Knocks out Machado in the 3rd Round to Keep his Secondary WBA Title Belt

With both of these combatants diving into an immediate rematch, 🇺🇸Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-4-2, 15KO) came out strong, with improved skills, stronger confidence, and took the fight to 🇵🇷Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (21-2-0, 17KO), successfully ending Machado’s night in a very similar manner to how Andrew took him out in their first encounter that took place back in February… Continue reading “Cancio Shines Once Again, Knocks out Machado in the 3rd Round to Keep his Secondary WBA Title Belt”

Immediate Rematch-A Change of Fortune, or Deja Vu (Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado II)

It is always a commendable virtue when an underdog who succeeds in his first encounter with his rival gives an immediate rematch to the man that he just took the Title from, and that’s exactly what we are getting here. Gutsy WBO “Regular” Super-Featherweight Titlist 🇺🇸Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (20-4-2, 15KO) will have his re-match with talented former possessor of that Title Belt 🇵🇷Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (21-1-0, 17KO) on Friday, June 21st at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.  Continue reading “Immediate Rematch-A Change of Fortune, or Deja Vu (Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado II)”

Undercard Watch: Tevin Farmer vs Francisco Fonseca

Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6KO) vs Francisco Fonseca (22-1-1, 16KO)

IBF Super Featherweight Title (Farmer 2nd defense)

Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer will put his IBF Super Featherweight title on the line for the second time in two months against Francisco Fonseca Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Overall, this will be the third fight in four months for Farmer, his last fight ending in a fifth round TKO victory over James Tennyson at the TD Garden in Boston in October. The fight will be the main undercard on the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding card.

The stoppage of Tennyson gave Farmer only his sixth knockout out in 32 fights, but it was the beginning of what he says is a new dimension to his skill set. “Punching power’s a definite improvement over my past two fights. I’ve been sitting down on my shots and turning them over.”

Tevin Farmer vs James Tennyson
Farmer defeats James Tennyson by 5th round TKO October 20th at the TD Garden in Boston. This was the first knockout since 2015 for Farmer.

The southpaw from the “City of Brotherly Love” says he has every intention of improving on the power play Saturday night.

“I’m looking to do the same thing that I did to Tennyson, but much faster. I’m on another level and people are starting to realize it. December 15th I will show everyone once again that I am one of the best in the world.”

Across the ring, the Philly native will be looking at his opposition in Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca, who is coming in looking to deliver a huge upset in New York.  Much of the talk at Super Featherweight right now centers around a future matchup with Farmer and WBA champion Gervonta Davis of Baltimore, who ironically is the only man to defeat Fonseca (8th round KO).

francisco-fonseca-interview
Fonseca took his only loss by 8th round knockout to Gervonta Davis in August of 2017 in Las Vegas.

Having won his last three fights by technical knockout, Fonseca has promised that he is prepared to go toe to toe with Farmer and leave with the belt.

“I see his focus is on Gervonta Davis, not on me…I hope you’re prepared so we can give the public a great fight. In the name of God, I’ll be the new IBF World Champion. I’ll guarantee my name will never be forgotten by the people that watch us fight and I’m ready to make history.”