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Big Wins for Donaire, Khan, Wilder and Angulo

By December 16, 2012

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Nonito Donaire defended his WBO super bantamweight title with a dramatic third-round KO of former multi-division champ Jorge "Travieso" Arce in Houston, Texas. Donaire dropped Arce with a right hand in the second and finished him off with a left hook in round three. Donaire wants either Abner Mares or Guillermo Rigondeaux next. Fight fans hope he gets what he wants. Arce retired after the fight but, at 33, will likely fight again.

Former champ Amir Khan bounced back after two consecutive losses to score a tenth-round TKO over a tough but overmatched Carlos Molina in Los Angeles. Molina, cut in round one, was never hurt or knocked down but his corner stopped the increasingly one-sided fight before the start of the eleventh round. Khan, who left trainer Freddie Roach after back-to-back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, showed uncharacteristic patience in his first bout with new trainer Virgil Hunter in his corner. Next up for Khan may be a rematch with Garcia -- assuming Garcia gets past Zab Judah on February 9.

In a match-up of undefeated - and largely untested - heavyweights, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay Wilder scored an impressive third-round stoppage of Kelvin Price. Wilder didn't do much through the first two rounds but when he sensed he had Price stunned, he wasted no time finishing the fight with a single right hand that sent Price down and out. Wilder was a busy 6-0 in 2012 but - at age 27 - it's time for him to step up and fight a top 20 heavyweight.

In the best fight of the night, Alfredo Angulo earned a hard fought - and much tougher than expected - unanimous decision victory over Jorge Silva. Silva, 20, moved up from welterweight for the biggest fight of his young career and took everything Angulo could dish out. It was a slugfest throughout but Angulo proved just too big and too durable for Silva. All three judges scored the fight 97-93 for Angulo, who hopefully will get a rematch with James Kirkland in 2013.

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December 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm
(1) Grant says:

Andrew,

Are you the same guy who worked with the legend John Conteh?

Grant
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December 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm
(2) sriyanto nugroho says:

in my country the boxing rarely broadcast TV, how can I watch live boxing?…

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