Madrimov vs. Walker: Inviting Tragedy
By Caryn A. Tate on August 18, 2020
Fighters are hard-pressed to admit that they’re hurt. (photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)
Even when proper precautions are taken, sometimes there can still be a negative outcome. But what about when there are clear warning signs that go unheeded, such as in Walker’s case? It’s inviting a tragic outcome… READ MORE
Herring retains title via DQ over Oquendo
By Robert Ecksel on September 5, 2020
The champ intended to box, while the challenger came to brawl. (Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
“I wasn’t too satisfied with my performance, to be honest with you,” said Herring after the fight. “I didn’t want it to end like that. I’m disappointed with the outcome. But my team felt it was too much. So we just had to stop it or whatever…” READ MORE
Vidal Stops Ortiz in 2 on FS1
By Caryn A. Tate on November 14, 2020
FS1 televised a three-fight card Saturday night presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
On Saturday night from Los Angeles, FS1 televised a three-fight card presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The main event featured middleweights Amilcar Vidal (12-0, 11 KOs) and Edward Ortiz (11-1-2, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder. The first round was competitive with both undefeated fighters having their moments. In the second, Vidal caught Ortiz with a right hand that stunned him. Vidal saw it immediately and pounced, amping up the volume while pinning Ortiz against the ropes in the corner. Vidal landed shot after shot, and though Ortiz may not have taken any single monumental punch, he was simply taking too much damage and wasn’t able to show the referee that he was able to defend himself, so the fight was waved off. It was an impressive win for Vidal against a fellow undefeated fighter.
Earlier, cruiserweights Efetobor Apochi (10-0, 10 KOs) and Joe Jones (11-3, 8 KOs) faced off in a 10-round bout. Jones was underwater from the beginning, with Apochi landing nearly at will and stalking Jones around the ring wherever he liked. Jones endured two knockdowns until, in the third round, Apochi landed a good body shot that hurt Jones and they also clashed heads. Jones went down and referee Thomas Taylor gave him an eight-count, which Jones was barely able to make. Still, he didn’t respond to the ref well when asked if he wanted to continue, so Taylor waved it off.
The first fight on the card featured Henry Arredondo (7-1, 4 KOs) vs. Eros Correa (10-0, 7 KOs) in an 8-rounder at super bantamweight. It was a competitive bout between two undefeated (at the time) fighters. Correa, though, simply outlanded Arredondo and won a split decision.