VITALI KLITSCHKO WORKED OVER AN OVERMATCHED CHRIS ARREOLA SCORING A 10TH ROUND STOPPAGE AT STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA. ON SEPT. 26, 2009.  I HAVE POSTED A FEW OF THE PHOTOS.  TO SEE MORE EMAIL ME AT: thebighinla@earthlink.net

 

Klitschko landed many strong right hands.  It kept Arreola off him.  Arreola was brave but couldn't land on his taller, more well-schooled opponent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE, SHANE MOSLEY TOOK ANTONIO MARGARITO'S WELTERWEIGHT CROWN AT STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES ON JANUARY 24, 2009.  A COMBINATION OF SPEED, HEAVY HEAD PUNCHES, GREAT BODY WORK WAS TOO MUCH FOR MARGARITO WHO MISSED A LOT AND LOOKED A STEP BEHIND.

 

 

 1.  The two camps face each other like armies preparing for warfare.

 2.  All night long Mosley seemed able to measure Margarito with his jab and then find the openings with superior hand speed.

 3.  When they did get in close Mosely effectively tied Margarito up.

 4. Mosely launched right hand bombs and Margarito had to cover up.

 

 5.  In close.

6.  Mosely's hand speed seemed to always have Margarito off-balance.

 

7.  Mosley would unleash bombs and Margarito had no answer.

8.  That is not to say Margarito wasn't trying.

 

 9.  I was under the delusion that Mosley couldn't really hurt Margarito.  Well, wrong again.

 

 10.  Just trying to put some leather whatever way it might do some good.

11.  Another right crisp and to the mark.

12.  Mosely worked downstairs well.  I think this took the legs out from Margarito and did the impossible--stopping him.

 

13. Using your gloves as ear muffs makes it hard to respond with a punch of your own.

14.  Reaching for the target.  Margarito never hurt Mosley.

 

15.  Stopping Margarito in his tracks.

16.  Stiff body jabs were another Mosley effective aggression.

 

17.  Mosely won the jabbing war.

18.  This right turned Margarito's head around.

 

19.  I like this shot, has a marble statue look to it.

20.  Margarito is beginning to wear down from the assault.

 

21.  Mosley, the old pro, senses his man has weakened and is really throwing pure power shots.

22.  This right from way back did the trick.

 

23.  Margarito gets up but is shaky.  The bell rings giving him a minute.

24.  Mosley in the 9th goes in for the kill.

 

25.  A moment of well-deserved triumph.

 

 THE UNDERCARD OF MOSLEY/MARGARITO HAD A NICE MIX OF NEWCOMERS AND VETERANS.  ALL WITH MY COMMENTARY.

 

 

 1.  Adrien Broner of Cincinnati dec. Jose Lugo in a lightweight fight.  Broner showed speed, power, but also coasted for the latter parts of many rounds.  Still, he was the clear winner.

2.  Broner had Ko'd all five of his previous opponents and tried hard to do the same to Lugo early on.  But Lugo was tougher than the others.

 

3.  Lots of clean right hands.

 

 4.  Lugo was coming forward, trying, but not very effectively.

 

 5.  Trying to find the target.

 6.  This is why boxers make big money if they move up to contender/champion status.  They certainly pay a price along the way.

 

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 10.  Again, speed and timing is the difference.

 

 11.  Saul Roman (white trunks) won easily over long armed but slower Jose Varela in a middleweight 8.  I've seen Verela through the years and he has lost a step from a not very fast guy to begin with.

 

 12.  Roman reached Varela enough to win clearly.

 

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 14.  Shorter, yet able to reach the taller man both with rights and in previous, his jab.

 

 15.  Robert (the Ghost) Guerrero coming back after taking 11 months off from the ring scored a quick KO over Edel Ruiz.

 

 16.  This is the KO punch.  What looked like it started as an uppercut, dug into Ruiz's liver and that was that.

 

 17.  The pleasant smile of a man who's done a day's work in just 43 seconds.

 

 18.  In a busy 4 rounder Luis Tapia held off Brian Ramirez who came on in the last round.

 

 19.  Tapia got off well early on.  Speed again was the difference.

 20.  Ramirez shows good form but not quite connecting.

 

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 22.  Ramirez rallied at the end but it was too late.

 

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 24.  Tapia is beginning to look as though he's been in a fight.

 

 25.  A win!

 

 

 26.Matt Korobov (red trunks) had too much speed, power, experience and a lefty style against game Jose Florentino, resulting in a first round KO.

 

 27.  Trapped on the ropes, Florentino can only cover up.

 

 28.  The fight is stopped yet Korobov keeps a serious demeanor.

 

I HAVE MANY PHOTOS TO BE PUT UP.  INCLUDING VITALI KLITSCHKO, MANNY PACQUAIO. FERNANDO VARGAS, AND OTHERS.  GRADUALLY I WILL BE GETTING THESE BACK UP.

 

 

SHANE MOSLEY VS. RICARDO MAYORGA from HOME DEPOT CENTER, CARSON, CA. ON SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2008.

 

Mosely scored a popular, well-received 12th round KO.

 

Also, Luis Colazzo KO's Russell Jordan in 8th.  Andre Berto decisioned Steve Forbes, Ray Austin dec. Dominic Jenkins, Daniel Jacobs dec. Emmanuel Gonzalez, and Craig McEwan dec. Hilario Lopez.

1.  The matador vs. the bull.  Classic matchup.

2.  Bulls don't usually throw overhand rights but then on the other hand, Mosely doesn't have a cape to wave.

 

 3.  Mayorga is quicker than you think and some of those seemingly wild punches find their mark.

 4.  Mosely is a top fighter.  He looked shaky in the later rounds but put on a great show at the very end.

 

 5.  Left hook drops Mayorga.

 6.  Mayorga gets up but Mosely really loads up on the next one.

 

7.  Mayorga dropped hard.

 8.  The ref has seen enough.  The HBO crew in the background seem happily transfixed by their monitors.

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PHOTOS OF ANTONIO MARGARITO VS. PAUL WILLIAMS.  A GOOD WIN FOR WILLIAMS/ A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MARGARITO.

 

 

 1.  Tall and long armed, Paul Williams enters the ring.

 2.  Powerfully built, a confident Antonio Margarito waits for the opening bell.

 3.  Williams keeps Margarito at bay.  It was these early rounds that made Williams a winner.

 4.  Margarito has to cover up against the volume of punches coming at him.

 5.  Again, that reach is giving Margarito trouble.

 6.  Williams is the one winging punches.

 7.  Margarito is not getting hit that much but he simply is not getting busy either.

 8.  More of the same.

 9.  Margarito begins to close the gap.

 10.  Margarito is pressing but Williams is punching.

 11.  Margarito begins to come on.

 12.  Margarito is landing.

 13.  Williams fights back.

 

 14.  Trading punches in close.

 

 15.  Margarito shakes Williams in the 11th.