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RingTv image ‘Chunky’ becomes champion

‘Chunky’ becomes champion

After a strong start James DeGale had to withstand a late rounds surge from Andre Dirrell and then dig deep in the championship rounds against American to seize the vacant IBF super middleweight belt on Saturday afternoon at the at Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus. DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a major world title with the victory.

RingTv image Eric Hunter, Abraham Lopez notch KOs on Golden Boy Live show

Eric Hunter, Abraham Lopez notch KOs on Golden Boy Live show

Featherweight fringe contender Eric Hunter made quick work of Antonio Escalante on Friday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, dropping the shopworn veteran three times en route to scoring a first-round stoppage. In the co-featured bout of the “Golden Boy Live” card, featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez stopped Alfred Tetteh in Round 5.

RingTv image Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson close FNF with Boxcino tournament wins

Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson close FNF with Boxcino tournament wins

Andrey Fedosov stopped Donovan Dennis in the eighth round on Friday in Corona, California. Fedesov won the Boxcino tournament heavyweight title and earned a top 10 ranking by the WBA. In the co-featured bout of the final “Friday Night Fights,” John Thompson stopped Brandon Adams in the second round to win the Boxcino junior middleweight title.

RingTv image Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.