Tag: Welterweight

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Adds Another Feather to His Cap – Has His Eyes on Going After Welterweight Elite

As there have been up & coming prospects who got the bulk of the attention from day-1 by pundits and fans throughout the last couple years, you get an example such as 🇺🇸Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0-0, 16KO👊👊) who goes about his business the old fashioned way, and through the hard work, and time dedicated to the gym, as well as the craft, his talent has risen to the forefront, where he is not only looked at by many people as the 🔝top prospect in boxing, but also one that can lead the pack for the new generation.  Tonight he inched closer toward his quest toward title contention in the Welterweight division, by defeating battle-tested veteran 🇨🇴Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14KO👊) by TKO victory in a well fought performance. Continue reading “Vergil Ortiz Jr. Adds Another Feather to His Cap – Has His Eyes on Going After Welterweight Elite”

Garcia Overcomes Strong Start from Vargas and Wins by UD to Get His First Victory at Welterweight

By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 02/29/2020

The Frisco, Texas main event was a challenging one, though the fight took on 3 different phases.  Former 4-division Titlist 🇺🇸Mikey Garcia (40-1-0, 30KO👊) was able to inflict enough damage and 📌tack on the points to defeat 🇺🇸Jessie Vargas (29-3-2, 11KO👊) who jumped out to a solid lead behind his boxing ability.  Mikey’s power was felt, and changed the tide of the fight midway, aiding in securing what is his first victory in the Welterweight division, coming against a quality opponent. Continue reading “Garcia Overcomes Strong Start from Vargas and Wins by UD to Get His First Victory at Welterweight”

Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas to Close the Show in the Lonestar State

By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 02/28/2020

Tomorrow, a very intriguing bout will take place, as former 2-division World Titlist 🇺🇸Jessie Vargas (29-2-2, 11KO👊) will square off in what is expected to be a ⚖️50/50 affair against former 5 time, 4-division World Titlist 🇺🇸Mikey Garcia (39-1-0, 30KO👊). This bout will take place at Welterweight, with Vargas moving down after taking a fight at Super-Welterweight 10 months back, while Garcia is focused on setting a path not just to prove to people, but also to prove to himself that he is able to survive, and function in the Welterweight division. Continue reading “Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas to Close the Show in the Lonestar State”

Blair Cobbs Back in Action on Garcia Undercard

It’s always interesting when undefeated Welterweight prospect 🇺🇸Blair Cobbs (13-0-1, 9KO) is in action. The 30 year old Philadelphia native who goes by the ring moniker of “The Flair” brings plenty of personality to the ring, but his statement of being the “most exciting man in boxing” is definitely a stretch. While both his delivery on the microphone and skills in the ring can use some polish, he has made fun, fan friendly fights so far.

Friday night, Cobbs will continue to build his brand as he makes his first appearance of 2020 in a 10 round bout against Ghana’s 🇬🇭Samuel Kotey Neequaye (23-2-0, 16KO). The fight will serve as the undercard to rising Lightweight Ryan Garcia’s main event.

Hefty Punishment for Ivan Redkach After Biting Incident on Saturday 📰

By Tré Berry III🖊️

While the ramification of the bite didn’t alter the course of the fight, or take his opponent out of lockstep with what he was doing, it has put Welterweight 🇺🇦Ivan “El Terriblé” Redkach (23-5-1, 18KO👊)  in some serious trouble as the NYSAC (New York State Athletic Commission) has decided to suspend his boxing license for a year, and has ordered him to Continue reading “Hefty Punishment for Ivan Redkach After Biting Incident on Saturday 📰”