Luis Ortiz climbs heavyweight hierarchy

Photo Credit: Alex Menendez – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions Verona, NY (December 19, 2015) – In perhaps the best matched HBO Boxing card of the year, Luis Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs [2 NC]) successfully defended his interim WBA World heavyweight title against Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) in the main event. The fight ended in a spectacular technical knockout, 2:41 into round 7. Jennings was previously hurt in rounds 1 and 3 but bounced back to win rounds 2 and 4. Ortiz’s left uppercut was the signature punch of the fight, ultimately flooring Jennings in round 7 for the first time of Bryant’s career (officially). Jennings was stopped on his feet shortly thereafter. With the TKO…

Viktor Postol Defeats Lucas Matthysse, Wins WBC Strap

CARSON, CA — In front of a raucous Stub Hub crowd, Viktor Postol entrance into enemy territory resulted in a finale contrary to what oddsmakers predicted. After ten back and forth rounds of action, Postol joined the legion of green belt holders by defeating “The Machine” Lucas Matthysse by 10th round KO. After a slow start, Postol effectively neutralized the Matthysee onslaught with his sizable height and reach advantage. Frustrating the Argentinian to no end with intermittent clinching and successful combination punching, the tide slowly began to turn in this favor. Momentum appeared to shift in his favor once and for all during the seventh round when he and Matthysse knocked heads in what appeared…

Vyacheslav Shabranskyy survives near catastrophe; stops Paul Parker in 3

Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (June 30, 2015) – Tuesday Night Fights returned to 2300 Arena with a bang as light heavyweight prospect Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) narrowly survived 2 knockdowns in the first round before overwhelming Paul Parker (7-0, 4 KOs) to secure a 3rd round technical knockout. Parker landed 2 big lead right hands that dropped Shabranskyy each time. However, Shabranskyy was able to recover between rounds 1 and 2 and Parker no longer brought the same fire power. By round 3 Parker was in survival mode and he eventually quit with 24 seconds to go. In other televised bouts, aired by Fox Sports 2 / Fox Deportes, Damon Allen (6-0,…