In just his eighth pro fight, Japanese prodigy Naoya Inoue became a two-division world titleholder with a dominant win over 112-pound mainstay Omar Narvaez.
Wladimir Klitschko stopped Kubrat Pulev at 2:11 of Round 5 to retain his RING, IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.
Action shots from Rogelio Medina’s third-round knockout of J’Leon Love, plus others on the Aug. 30 Shobox card in Las Vegas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Fernando Montiel used a vicious left hook to the body to score a first-round knockout over featherweight rival Jesus Rios on Saturday night in Villa Flores, Mexico.
Amidst an electric soccer-style atmosphere, Carl Froch claimed an eighth-round stoppage victory to wipe the slate clean in his rematch with countryman George Groves.
Bermane Stiverne stopped Chris Arreola in the sixth round to win the vacant WBC heavyweight title and become a major player in the sport.
From The Telegraph: Promoter Bob Arum claims Manny Pacquiao is looking for redemption against Timothy Bradley with “an outcome like the Ricky Hatton fight” (which, for those who don’t remember, was a second-round cold KO).
Middleweight Curtis Stevens put November’s loss to Gennady Golovkin behind him with a first-round blitzing of Patrick Majewski, who offered little resistance on the way to a 46-second knockout.
It came down to two main choices, but readers went with Adonis Stevenson’s career-defining win over light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson as the best KO of the year. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Knockout of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]