2011: Schizophrenic Year +1’d to Boxing History

Review of the Helter-Skelter Year that was in Boxing

January

  • 29 – Timothy Bradley defeats Devon Alexander by a tenth round technical decision. With the win, Bradley unified the light welterweight titles by defending his WBO title and winning Alexander’s WBC title.

February

  • 4 – Sergio Mora bests Brian Vera by controversial split decision.
  • 15 – Manny Pacquiao visited Washington to have meetings with President Barack Obama and Nevada Senator Harry Reid.
  • 19 – Nonito Donaire defeats Fernando Montiel by technical knockout in the second round to unify the WBO and WBC bantamweight titles. Win also sees Donaire climb several pound-for-pound listings rapidly.
  • 26 – Brandon Rios knocks out Miguel Acosta in the tenth round, to win the WBA world lightweight title. #FOTY Candidate #1.

March

  • 5 – Saúl Álvarez beats Ricky’s brother Matthew Hatton by unanimous decision to win the WBC light middleweight championship.
  • 12 – Sergio Martínez knocks out formerly undefeated Sergiy Dzindziruk in round eight to take the vacant WBC middleweight diamond belt.
  • 12 – Miguel Cotto knocks out Ricardo Mayorga in the twelfth round to retained his WBA world light middleweight title.
  • 12 – Yuri Foreman is knocked out by Paweł Wolak at the end of the sixth round.
  • 19 – Vitali Klitschko knocks out Odlanier Solís in the first round to retain his WBC heavyweight title for the sixth time. The knockout came as a surprise after Solís appeared to sustain a serious knee injury. (Big Fight BS Count #1)

  • 19 – Lucian Bute knocks out Brian Magee in the tenth round to defend his IBF supper middleweight title for the seventh time.
  • 26 – Yuriorkis Gamboa knocks out Jorge Solis in the fourth round for the IBF and WBA world featherweight titles.

April

  • 2 – Giovanni Segura knocks out Iván Calderón in the third round in a repeat of 2010’s fight of the year.
  • 8 – Marco Antonio Rubio upsets highly touted prospect David Lemieux by 7th Round TKO.
  • 9 – Marcos Maidana defeats Erik Morales by majority decision to take the interim WBA light welterweight champion again. (FOTY Candidate #2)
  • 9 – Robert Guerrero defeats Michael Katsidis by unanimous decision. Guerrero wins the interim WBO and WBA world lightweight titles.
  • 16 – Amir Khan defeats Paul McCloskey by technical decision in round 6.
  • 16 – Victor Ortiz defeats Andre Berto, by unanimous decision, to win the WBC Welterweight title and end Berto’s undefeated record. (#FOTY Candidate #3).
  • 16 – Orlando Salido defeats Juan Manuel Lopez by 8th Round TKO.
  • 23 – Vic Darchinyan defeats Yonnhy Perez.

May

  • 1 – Henry Cooper dies at the age of 76.
  • 4 – Matt Hamilton joins ESNewsReporting.com.
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Klitschko vs Haye

Looks like the fight between IBF and WBO champion  Wladmir Klitschko and WBA holder David Haye may happen on June 25th or July 2nd. According to the Associated Press, Klitschko’s management says the highly anticipated fight could he held outside of Germany. Apparently, they’re also looking at two other locations. In 2009, Klitschko pulled out of the fight because of a back injury. Wladmir is still recovering form a stomach injury which left a two-inch tear in his abdomen. It appears that if Wladamir doesn’t get better, his older brother Vitali may step in and fight.

 

Just a few days ago, EsNewsReporting talked to Tom Loeffler, Klitschko manager (K2 Promotions).

“It’s going to be the biggest fight in a long time in the heavyweight division.” said Loeffler.”It’s going to be a worldwide event,” he added.

Stay tuned to EsNewsReporting for more on this story, including a video interview regarding the announcement.

In the meantime,  check out this video EsNewsReporting did with Wladmir , where he says that when he’s done with Haye, his face will look like a pizza with salami.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCu9poyRVk[/youtube]

Canelo Alvarez: Im Ready To Beat Hatton, Become Champion

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIiTgySa9-Q[/youtube]

Matthew Hatton: I Will Beat Canelo Alvarez

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4ZK0YYqNTo[/youtube]

James Kirkland (25-0 22 ko’s) Is Back Fighting Undercard of Alvarez Vs Hatton

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSi3T0iqqAw[/youtube]

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