The CBZ Newswire

Tag: Hector Munoz

Wade Takes Split Decision Win Over ‘King’ Soliman

by on Jun.29, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

 

Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Last Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, unbeaten Middleweight prospect Dominic Wade defeated former World Middleweight title holder Sam “King” Soliman via a close ten round split decision in a match-up that had major implications for the careers of both fighters. Headlining the TGB Prmotions, Showtime televised Shobox , Wade overcame the biggest challenge of his career in the tough and cagey Soliman, narrowly claiming the win.

As the fight got underway, both fighters got off to a slow start with Wade (18-0, 12 KOs 162.5 lbs.) looking to land from the outside and Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs 161.5 lbs.) maneuvering to get in close. The pace began to pick up in the second round as Soliman stepped up his aggression and started making it a rough fight. The crafty in-fighting of Soliman carried the second and third rounds as Wade slowed his connect rate, but in the fourth the momentum changed. Wade established his jab early in the fourth round and began to connect at range. Late in the round Wade scored a knockdown as the two came together, but it appeared it may have been a product of a push more than a punch. (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , , , more...

Keith Thurman Makes Julio Diaz Quit After 3 High Action Rounds

by on Apr.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan 

Photos by Armando Cabrera

 

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

 

CARSON, CA, April, 26, 2014 — Keith Thurman lived up to his nickname of “One Time” with a blistering 3 round performance that left Julio Diaz unable to continue due to a Rib injury after 3 rounds of rapid give and take boxing. The crowd at the Stubhub center in Carson California were disappointed in the brevity of the main event but there was solace in the fact that the co-main event was arguably the Fight of the year to date and will be difficult to top for the rest.

The first round begins with Keith Thurman (22 – 0, 20 Kos) coming out and initiating a glove touch with Julio Diaz (40 -9, 29 Kos) which seems slightly peculiar as Thurman had made bold comments about knocking Julio’s head off in the lead up to the fight.  Thurman jabs three times then misses with a hook off the jab throwing it just a little too wide. Julio Diaz misses a right hand lead and gets caught with a hard hook from Thurman that rocks him back against the ropes, another hook lands from Thurman making Diaz legs do a little dance uncontrollably coming off the floor.  Near rounds end Thurman feints Diaz out of position then backpedals with Diaz in pursuit landing a series of hooks to Diaz body in the process. (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , more...

Thoughts on Tarver Fight

by on Oct.16, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

by Tom Donelson

October 16, 2010 — Many boxers have not been able to simply say no and Antonio Tarver quest for Heavyweight glory is just another example of a fighter who can’t say no.  Tarver was one of the better light heavyweights over the past decade but at 42, he left the safety of the Showtime booth to participate in SHOBOX main event, his virgin ride into the heavyweight division against Nagy Aguilera.
 
Tarver picked the right opponent in Nagy Aguilera, who despite an advantage of 18 years and being the naturally bigger man, retreated throughout the bout.  Even when Tarver injured his shoulder, Aguilera showed a reluctance to engage.  (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , , more...

PHOTOS:Martinez and Jones Victorious in Atlantic City

by on Apr.18, 2010, under Press Releases

pavlik_martinez20100417_007aATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 17, 2010 – Sergio Martinez (R) of Spain wins a unanimous decision over Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown, Ohio Saturday at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.   — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank,  copyright 2010

pavlik_martinez20100417_004aATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 17, 2010 – Sergio Martinez of Spain goes down in the 7th round enroute to winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown, Ohio Saturday at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.   — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010 (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , more...

PHOTOS: Pavlik-Martinez Weigh-In

by on Apr.16, 2010, under Press Releases

pavlik_martinez20weighin20100416_001aATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 16, 2010 – (L – R)  World Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown, Ohio, and WBC Super Welterweight Champion Sergio Martinez of Spain pose during the weigh-in Friday for their upcoming World Middleweight Championship at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, April 17. Both fighters weighed  159.5 lb. Top Rank is promoting in association with DiBella Entertainment and Caesars Atlantic City. Pavlik vs Martinez will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing.  — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010

pavlik_martinez20weighin20100416_002aATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 16, 2010 – (L – R)  World Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown, Ohio, and WBC Super Welterweight Champion Sergio Martinez of Spain pose during the weighin Friday for their upcoming World Middleweight Championship at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, April 17. both fighters weighed  159.5 lb. Top Rank is promoting in association with DiBella Entertainment and Caesars Atlantic City. Pavlik vs Martinez will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing.  — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010 (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , , more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!