Tuesday, 31 December 2013

December Score Collections On Boxing News

By Bobby Hunter

December was a busy month for boxing as the main promotional teams from both sides of the Atlantic put on huge shows sometimes on the same night. It was a fantastic end to the year which saw possibly the biggest upset of the year followed by the biggest fairy tale of the year as Argentine Hitman Marcos Maidana closed the mouth of Adrien Broner and Stuart Hall won the IBF Bantamweight title in a heroic performance against Vusi Malinga. Both of these fights with Press Score collections are on the Boxing News links below.





I will be back collecting scores for the Mendez-Barthelemy fight on ESPN FNFs January 3. The first whole boxing show I will be covering will be from the Lagoon Centre Paisley, Scotland on the 25th of January as Colin Bellshaw has put together an excellent local bill with 2 Scottish Title fights.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Fightscorecolletor Articles on Boxing News

By Bobby Hunter

In September I was offered the opportunity By Boxing News Magazine Editor Tris Dixon and web Editor Matt Christie to post my Score collections on the Boxing News Website. This offer was accepted very quickly as to be a small part of the Boxing News Mag and Site is a huge honour. Below is links to all my work that i have done for Boxing News starting with the biggest fight of the year Mayweather-Canelo.

I will still be posting articles and fight reports on Fightscorecollector along with a monthly article linking my work on the Boxing News site to here. Thanks for all the comments on social media from the boxing writers and fans regarding the site and the scores collected. It means a lot guys.

With the year coming to an end i have already started a few articles that i will post on FSC. These will cover the Scottish, British and World fighters of the year then I will be back collecting scores as early as January 3rd as ESPN have a world title fight between Argenis Mendes and Rances Barthelemy.

Thanks again for everybody's support and i wish everybody a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year when they come.

The Articles on Boxing News

Mayweather vs Canelo -


Saunders vs Ryder -


Chavez Jnr vs Vera -


Quigg vs Solis -


Bradley vs Marquez


Rose vs Maciel


Froch vs Groves


Monday, 9 December 2013

Slowey vs Hughes - THE WAR

By Bobby Hunter

With Eddie Hearn announcing last night that Ricky Burns will meet American Terrance Crawford sometime in February and if he is looking for a fan favourite, TV friendly fight for the under card then he should add Jon Slowey and Kris Hughes to the huge Sky TV bill as on Saturday night at the Gorbals Leisure Centre, these two guys gave the fans an early Christmas present by going toe to toe for 10 rounds for the Scottish Area Title.

Slowey (9st) and Hughes (8st 13lbs) gave the fans a throwback fight where from the opening bell the pro Slowey crowd had already raised the decibels a few notches but went quiet quickly as Champion Hughes came out all guns blazing looking for the early finish. Lead right hooks followed by lefts banged against Sloweys head in the opening minute. It wasn't until the challenger began to time his jab knocking the head back of Hughes that the fans came back to life. Slowey then began to land his right hook off the jab as the round came to an end. Hughes had taken the first because of his fast start but the WAR was only beginning.

In the 2nd and 3rd rounds Slowey started using his upper body and head movement to get the better of the champion. The jab was the key as it continually landed and set up that lead right hook again. Hughes did have success aswell because of his height and reach. This made Slowey fight on the front foot trying to avoid the champions hooks and body shots inside. Slowey punches were landing cleaner at this point although the 3rd could have went either way. The 4th started with Hughes on the attack again he was caught buy a big right hook which pushed him back to the ropes. Hughes then turned Slowey landing hooks of his own as Slowey was trapped on the ropes. Slowey escaped from the ropes but was caught by 2 cracking straight lefts that sent spray flying from his head. Hughes best round of the fight so far.

Round 5 was also a Hughes round as he was timing the smaller Slowey with the jab, straight left combination, Slowey was still getting Hughes with his lead right hook but after 5 rounds this writer had the champion up by 48-47. Slowey responded in 6th as an accidental head clash caused a cut over Hughes left eye. Slowey then went on the attack as Hughes tried to defend his injury. All square again 57-57 with 4 rounds left.

Both guys were now feeling the hellish pace in rounds 7 and 8 as the fight became scrappy. These rounds could easily have went either way as both guys were still landing their punches although Slowey was looking just that bit fresher. He was raring to go in round 7 up bouncing about while Hughes was slow off his stool. I scored the 7th to Slowey as in the final 30 seconds of the round he landed 2 straight lefts which i feel stole the round for the challenger. In the 8th I couldn't split them as both fighters went back to the jab, Slowey was still getting off quicker combination on the inside but was being caught as he came in.

With 2 rounds left the fight was up for grabs and both fighters knew it. At this point I had Slowey 1 point up 77-76. Hughes using the tactics from the previous round went back on the jab as Slowey tried to get inside. The uppercut from Hughes started to land also as Slowey tried to close the gap. Hughes was having a good round and going by my scoring the fight would hinge on the last.

The crowd were on their feet for the last round round as these 2 local warriors had given them a great show. Slowey again bouncing about raring to go went after Hughes in the last. A big straight left from Slowey pushed Hughes back but as Slowey jumped in both guys cracked head leaving Slowey with a terrible cut high on his forehead. Referee Kenny Pringle then took Slowey to get cleaned up but his face was soon a mess again as the blood oozed from his head. Slowey just went for it, the younger fitter man pushed Hughes to the ropes trying to hit him with anything of note. Hughes covered up then tried to fire back with the jab. Slowey had out worked the champion in this round and on my card had sneaked a 1 point win 96-95. Hamilton Ref Kenny Pringle agreed by awarding Slowey the verdict by the same score. What a fight, Hughes complained, I don't blame him as it was that close. Slowey caps off a fine year which saw him win the International Masters, WBC International Silver and Scottish Area Titles. Slowey is now 16-0 , Hughes drops to 16-5.

Caldercruix's David Brophy (12st) upped his record to 9-0-1 as he won every round 60-54 against Huddersfield's Alastair Warren (11st 13lbs). Brophy now fighting at the 168lb limit looked good early exploding with classy combination on the inside and showing a solid jab. Brophy then controlled the early rounds by going on the back foot, Warren was finding it hard to catch Brophy clean as he possesses a tight hands high defence and decent upper body movement. The jab was the key here as when Brophy used it there was nothing Warren could do. Brophy also looked much better when he stood his ground then pushed Warren back hurting him numerous times with solid uppercuts on the inside. Warren never stopped trying but was simply out classed by Brophy who will now be looking for bigger tests in 2014. Warren falls to 8-5-3.

Craig Docherty (11st 2lbs) the former Commonwealth Super Feather weight champion now fighting at Welterweight made is 2nd appearance in 2 months as he beat tough Pole Tomasz Mazurkiewicz (11st 8oz)  58-56 over 6 rounds. This was no walk in the park for Docherty as he was continually caught on the way in by Mazurkiewicz's quick right hand. In his last fight vs Jenkinson, Docherty had possessed excellent head movement but as he bored in out working the Manchester based fighter the head movement was missing. Docherty had started well pressuring Mazurkiewicz forcing him back but in the last 2 rounds and after sustaining a cut in the 4th Mazurkiewicz came back stopping Docherty in his tracks a few times. Docherty had done enough and was the deserving winner. Docherty ups his record to 26-7-1 (10), Mazurkiewicz is now 5-11-3 (1).

Fighting after more than 18 months out, Kirkintilloch's Alastair Black (9st 13lbs) returned to action scoring a 2nd round TKO win over Manchester's Paul Haines (9st 13lbs) over 4 x 3 at lightweight. Black looks a real prospect as his spearing jab in the first and fast hands dominated Haines who must have thought he was fighting 2 men. In the second a perfectly timed right body shot uppercut floored Haines for the 8 count. The fight was then waved over 20 seconds later as Training Ref Ged O'Neil called a halt to the contest as Haines was taking fire on the ropes. It was a controversial stoppage as Haines was covering up well and don't look that much in trouble. Promoter Alex Morrison was so unhappy that he confronted the Trial Ref after the fight. Official time of the stoppage was 1.00. Black is now 2-0 (1), Haines 0-12-1.

Opening the show saw Glasgow's Hugh Gray (10st 7lbs) also making his second appearance in 2 months as he easily outpointed Atherton's William Warburton (10st 12lbs) over 4 rounds at Welterweight. Gray simply out worked his journeyman opponent showing a classy jab and a desire to work inside if needed. In every round Warburton was forced to the ropes shipping punishment from Gray who's inside work was really impressive. Scoring from Ringside Kenny Pringle had this 40-36 Gray who now moves to 5-0 (1). Warburton falls to 10-55-3 (2)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Burns-Beltran : Message to the WBO

By Bobby Hunter

Dear Sir's at the WBO,

I run the "fightscorecollector" site where i collect Press scores from around the world and compare them to the judges scorecards. I have now landed a slot on British Boxing News  Website where i cover a fight each week scoring a selected fight.

I was at Ringside for the Ricky Burns vs Ray Beltran fight on September 7th covering the whole bill for my site. This was the last article i posted before i was offered the chance to team up with Boxing News.

My findings for the Burns-Beltran fight were are follows...... 44 Press Members were polled for their score and 44 scored for Beltran with an average score of 115-112 Beltran.


Now this is very surprising as the fight was "Close". My card read 114-113 Beltran. I have been running my site for nearly 2 years and i have not found the Press to be in such agreement for a close fight.

I understand that the WBO have published their response to letter posted by Top Rank stating that Top Rank view a rematch should happen or Beltran should be awarded the title. I also saw the WBO response stating the WBO Rules and how your 5 man panel came to their decision that Beltran will not get an immediate rematch but simply just move him up the rankings.

Personally with my stats that seems very unfair and i know the WBO have had their 5 man panel look at the fight. Surely posting their score instead of a round percentage would have been better???.

Did all 5 judges score for Beltran?? if they did then Beltran must get a rematch. That surely is a simple way of saying , our judges got this wrong instead of using round stats.

Can i also ask if any action will be taken against Carlos Ortiz Jnr as his card was way out. If these judges who post bad scores do not get demoted then the problem of bad scores are going to keep on happening.

Ricky Burns fought his mandatory in May 2012. Surely the WBO can grant their 2 weight world champion a voluntary defence vs a guy who was very unlucky not to win the title because of 2 judges cards. Then the winner fights Crawford within 90 Days?? This is what the press and fans think is best. Is this not the fairest way for all fighters to be treated?.

Thank you for your time and i hope the WBO can get back to me, I am passionate about scoring fights as you can see. I just think that the WBO could have arranged a rematch for the unlucky Beltran.

Bobby Hunter -Glasgow, Scotland.


I am a huge fan of our champion Ricky Burns but also a fan of our sport. I just would like to see fighters rewarded when a judge or judges gets it wrong.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

"The One" Undercard Press Scores

Danny Garcia vs Lucas Matthysse - WBC . WBA 140lb Titles

By Bobby Hunter

Lets make no mistake. This fight could have been a Main Event in its own right. Danny Garcia the young WBC and WBA champion from Philly was actually the underdog against the hard punching Argentine Lucas Matthysee. The fight was expected to be a shoot out with many picking Matthysse to prevail. One big surprise was this fight going the distance with Garcia giving a boxing clinic at times neutralising the Argentine's power with clever boxing and a jab that closed Matthysee's left eye half way through the fight. Add a late knock down scored by Garcia basically sealed the win and probably his best performance.

Angel Garcia can now rest, if that's possible. At the Pre fight press conference the champions Father said he would cut of his head if his son lost the fight. Thankfully for him Danny fought a very controlled and disciplined fight to prove the doubters wrong. Garcia plans to move to Welterweight now where the ultimate challenge awaits, A shot at "Money" Mayweather and huge payday. Many think Garcia is in prime position to get the shot as the Great Mayweather is running out of challenges.

My card for the Garcia-Mattyhsse read, 115-112 Garcia.

The judges scores were as follows, (Robert Hoyle) 114-112 Garcia, (Glen Trowbridge) 115-111 Garcia, (Juergen Langos) 114-112 Garcia.

Compubox Punch Stats

GARCIA - 624 Thrown, 225 Landed, 36% Connection Rate

MATTHYSEE - 566 Thrown, 206 Landed, 36% Connection Rate

Press Scores

Mark Ortega (Ring Magazine) : 114-112 Garcia

Dan Rafael (ESPN) : 114-112 Garcia

Luis Sandoval (The Boxing Lab) : 115-112 Garcia

Tommy Allan (Boxing Asylum) : 116-111 Garcia

Kevin Iole (Yahoo Sports) : 114-112 Garcia

Ciaran Shanks (Irvine Times) : 116-111 Garcia

Ryan Burton (The Boxing Lab) : 114-113 Matthysse **

Phil D Jay (WorldBoxingNews) : 115-112 Garcia

Eric Raskin (Boxing Monthly) : 114-113 Garcia

Matt Digi (Boxing Asylum) : 115-112 Garcia

Brian Campbell (ESPN) : 114-112 Garcia

ProBoxing-Fans : 113-113 Draw **

Daniel Vano (CheckHookBoxing) : 114-112 Garcia

Doug Fischer (Ring Magazine) : 114-112 Garcia

Al Bernstein (Showtime TV) : 115-113 Garcia

Steve Farhood (Showtime TV) : 115-111 Garcia

Paulie Malignaggi (Showtime TV) : 116-111 Garcia

Tris Dixon (Boxing News ED) : 114-112 Garcia

Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Sturm Promotions) : 115-111 Garcia

Kurt Ward (Boxing Asylum) : 116-111 Garcia

Michael Marley (The Examiner) : 116-112 Garcia

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

"The One" Undercard Press Scores

Ishe Smith vs Carlos Molina - IBF 154lb Title

By Bobby Hunter

In a good old fashioned "Snoozer" Ishe Smith made the first defence of his IBF Light Middleweight strap against Carlos Molina but was then relieved of his title as the Mexican now living in Chicago outworked the champion on the way to a split decision. Smith who had collapsed in the ring in joy when winning the title in February started far to slowly as Molina basically punched far to often for the pensive champion. Molina was continually warned for leading with the head by Referee Jay Nady but never received a point deduction. Molina faded in the mid to late rounds but came back in the last two to rubber stamp his victory. The new champion was nearly robbed of his glory as judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight for Smith. Thankfully the two other judges got this one right and awarded the victory to Molina. My card read 116-112 Molina.

The Judges scores were (Adalaide Byrd) 116-112 Smith, (Burt Clements) 117-111 Molina, (Barry Druxman) 116-112 Molina.

Compubox Stats

SMITH - 700 Thrown, 165 Landed, 24% Connection Rate

MOLINA - 704 Thrown, 133 Landed 18% Connection Rate

Press Scores

Kevin Iole (Yahoo Sports) : 117-111 Molina

Kurt Ward (Boxing Asylum) : 116-112 Molina

Corey Quincy (BL Boxing) : 117-111 Molina

Al Bernstein (Showtime TV) : 114-114 Draw **

Steve Farhood (Showtime TV) : 115-114 Molina

Paulie Malignaggi (Showtime TV) : 114-114 Molina **

Boxing Opinions : 115-114 Molina

Dan Rafael (ESPN) : 116-112 Molina

Phil D Jay (WorldBoxingNews) : 115-113 Molina

Andy Paterson (Boxing Asylum) : 117-111 Molina

Mathew Mojica (Fightsource) : 117-111 Molina

Daniel Vano (CheckhookBoxing) : 116-112 Molina

Adam Abramowitz (SN Boxing) : 116-112 Molina

Boxing Socialist : 115-113 Molina

Matt Digi (Boxing Asylum) : 116-112 Molina

Danny Flexen (Boxing News) : 117-111 Molina

Tris Dixon (Boxing News ED) : 117-112 mOLINA

"The ONE " Undercard Press Scores

Ashley Theophane vs Pablo Cesar Cano

By Bobby Hunter

Kicking off the Undercard on the Showtime Telecast was Britain's Ashley Theophane against tough Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano in what was beforehand thought to be a 50-50 fight. Both fighters didn't disappoint as from round one Cano chased Theophane around the ring trying to land the knockout blow whilst Theophane fought back showing his heart as he was hurt quite bad on more than one occasion. Theophane's work on the back foot kept the fight close but it wasn't enough as Cano was awarded a unanimous decision. My card read 97-93 Cano. The Mexican will now be looking for a title shot at 140 especially if Danny Garcia vacates his WBC and WBA titles.

The Judges had this fight (Richard Houck) 97-93 Cano, (Patricia Jarman) 98-92 Cano and  (Richard Ocasio) 96-94 Theophane.

Official punchstats provided by Compubox were -

CANO - 681 Thrown, 273 Landed, 40% Connection rate

THEOPHANE - 669 Thrown, 212 Landed, 32% Connection rate

Press Scores

Steve Zemach (Queensbury Rules) : 97-93 Cano

Matt Digi (Boxing Asylum) : 97-93 Cano

Kurt Ward (Boxing Asylum) : 96-94 Cano

Al Bernstein (Showtime TV) : 97-93 Cano

Paulie Malignaggi (Showtime TV) : 97-93 Cano

Steve Farhood ) Showtime TV) : 98-92 Cano

Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Sturm Promotions) ; 97-93 Cano

Boxing Socialist : 96-94 Cano

Phil D Jay (WorldBoxingNews) : 96-94 Cano

Tommy Allan (Boxing Asylum) : 96-94 Cano

Corey Quincy (BL Boxing) : 98-92 Cano

Daniel Vano (Checkhookboxing) : 96-95 Cano

BoxingOpinions : 96-95 Cano

Alex Morris  (Boxing Asylum) : 97-93 Cano

Michael Woods (The Sweet Science) : 97-93 Cano

Adam Abramowitz (SN Boxing) : 96-94 Cano

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Burns - Beltran Press Scores

By Bobby Hunter

Last night at the SECC arena in Glasgow Scotland Raymundo Beltran looked like he came away from his title fight with hometown hero Ricky Burns on the end of a bad decision. My view is that Beltran did deserve to win BUT i don't buy the shouts of a "Massive Robbery". If you want to see a massive robbery please watch fights such as Whitaker-Ramierez 1 in Paris. I had that 118-110 to Whitaker. Thats a shafting by the judges, if you watch the fight just see how Lou Duva reacts.

 My card read 114-113 Beltran which equates to 6-6 in rounds but add the extra point Beltran got for the Knockdown in the 8th then you can see how i had him the winner. My card is below and if you read the fight report 2 articles down on this site then you will see how I explained how i scored each round.

I was able to collect 44 press scores for the Burns-Beltran fight. My results show that Beltran must be given a rematch as ALL press members had Beltran winning the fight. For a fight that many has called close, it just shows that Beltran should be new champion right now. I hope whatever happens with Ricky Burns and his broken jaw that he gives Raymundo Beltran a rematch for the title. As mentioned before Team Beltran have been a class act, even when they have saw their fighter denied victory.


Press scores and My scorecard are below.....


Round 1..... 10-9 Burns
Round 2..... 10-9 Burns
Round 3..... 9-10 Beltran
Round 4..... 9-10 Beltran
Round 5..... 9-10 Beltran
Round 6..... 10-9 Burns
Round 7..... 10-9 Burns
Round 8..... 8-10 Beltran , Extra point for the Knockdown.
Round 9..... 9-10 Beltran
Round 10... 9-10 Beltran
Round 11... 10-9 Burns
Round 12... 10-9 Burns

TOTAL : 114-113 Raymundo Beltran


Andy Paterson (Boxing Asylum) : 115-112 Beltran

Danny Flexen (Boxing News) : 114-113 Beltran

Dan Rafael (ESPN) : 115-112 Beltran

Kurt Ward (Boxing Asylum) : 115-112 Beltran

Ryan Bivins (Sweet Boxing) : 117-110 Beltran

Ciaran Shanks (Irvine Times) : 116-112 Beltran

Danny Winterbottom (Secondsout) : 115-113 Beltran

Boxing Opinions : 115-114 Beltran

Phil D Jay (World Boxing News) : 115-112 Beltran

Jake Donovan (BoxingScene) : 116-111 Beltran

ATR Boxing Tipster : 115-112 Beltran

Paul Daly (Top Class Boxing) : 115-112 Beltran

Adam Abramowitz ( SN Boxing) : 115-112 Beltran

Terry Dooley (Boxingscene) : 115-112 Beltran

Alex Morris (KTC Boxing) : 116-111 Beltran

Corey Quincy (BL Boxing) : 116-111 Beltran

Matt Christie (Boxing News) : 115-112 Beltran

Victor M Salazar (Tha Boxing Voice) : 116-111 Beltran

Fighters Rated : 116-113 Beltran

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) : 115-112 Beltran

No Holds Barred : 115-112 Beltran

Tom Gray (Ring Magazine) : 115-112 Beltran

Gabriel Montoya (Maxboxing) : 114-113 Beltran

Beau Denison (The Boxing Truth) : 116-111 Beltran

Roe (Checkhookboxing) : 116-111 Beltran

Tommy Allan ( Boxing Asylum) : 114-113 Beltran

Jim Watt (Sky Sports TV) : 115-113 Beltran

Eric Raskin (Boxing Monthly) : 116-111 Beltran

Paul Wheeler ( Boxing News) : 114-113 Beltran

Shaun Brown (LiveFight) : 115-112 Beltran

Lunny (CheckHookBoxing) : 116-111 Beltran

LiveFight.com : 115-113 Beltran

Rob Day (Ringnews24) : 115-113 Beltran

James Tonks (Ringnews24) : 116-111 Beltran

Clive Bernath (Secondsout) : 115-113 Beltran

John J Raspanti (Doghouseboxing) : 115-113 Beltran

Ramon Aranda ( 3Morerounds) : 116-111 Beltran

Paddy Cronan (Onthegrindboxing) : 115-113 Beltran

Mario Muniga (Tha Boxing Voice) : 115-112 Beltran

Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Sturm Promotions) : 116-111 Beltran

John A MacDonald (Tha Boxing Voice) : 115-112 Beltran

Ryan Burton (The Boxing Lab) : 116-111 Beltran

Jeff Powell (Daily Mail) : 117-113 Beltran

Bob Mee ( Sky Sports TV) : 116-112 beltran

Simmons Impresses On Burns-Beltran Undercard

By Bobby Hunter for Ringnews24

Main support to the Burns-Beltran event was an exciting clash of top Cruiserweight prospects from the UK and Germany. Edinburgh's Stephen Simmons took on unbeaten German David Graf over ten rounds for the vacant WBC International Silver Crusierweight title. Its not often you see two prospects facing each other this early in their career although beforehand fans on twitter and on the main boxing forums agreed that they were pleasantly surprised that both fighters were ready to risk their unbeaten records against each other.

Simmons entered to RunRig's "Loch Lomand" which got the crowd roaring before the fight. Graf looked massive although he was outweighed by Simmons by three pounds. The German started the fight well, he was quicker getting his shots off as Simmons bored in. Graf Knocked Simmons head back a few times in the opener with over hand rights. Simmons though kept coming forward. Simmons won the second and third by bringing his over hand right into play. The jab was also an important weapon as it stopped Graf from setting himself for his own punches.

Round four saw a breakthrough from Simmons as a hard straight right hand floored the German after a good exchange a few seconds earlier. Graf was hurt and had to cover up for the rest of the round. Another huge right hand rocked Graf at the bell. Big Round for "The Monster".

Graf to his credit came back in round five where after two straight right hands and another exciting exchange of hooks Simmons came away with a cut left eye. It looked quite bad too. Simmons responded in the sixth by upping the pace. Graf was fading at this point as Simmons was landing the one-two combination at will. Graf again came back in the seventh, Simmons had slowed a little due to the last round effort. Graf again was getting his punches of first. It was enough to keep Simmons at bay. Round Eight i scored even as both guys were tired and holding a lot when in close. Both guys had success with the straight right but no fighter was dominant enough to merit winning the round.

The Edinburgh fighter began to show his superior fitness in the ninth as he started with a well placed jab, jab, straight combination that bounced off Graf,s head. Simmons then followed by bulling Graf to the ropes hurting him with left hook to the body. Graf couldn't escape as Simmons aimed hooks to body and head.
The Simmons pressure continued early in the tenth as Straight rights and bod shots reigned in on Graf. The German was in survival mode now as Simmons continually blocked Graf on the ropes. When the bell rang there could only be one winner. The judges agreed by awarding Simmons a unanimous decision 99-91, 98-92, 97-92. Simmons improves to 9-0.

Scotland gained another WBC International Silver champion as Glasgow's  Jon Slowey saw off Spain's Angel Lorente over 10 Rounds. Slowey who won the British Masters title at he start of year dominated just about every round with his southpaw stance and a more aggressive style.

Slowey knocked  Lorente down in the 1st although it looked more of a push. Referee Ian John Lewis gave Lorente the eight count before letting the Spaniard continue. Slowey fought aggressively timing his straight left to perfection early followed by some decent lead right hooks. Lorente is a counter puncher but Slowey was throwing far too much leather for his style to have any impact on the fight.

The Spaniard best round was the eighth where he started out with three straight rights that caught Slowey coming in but by the end of the round Slowey was landing his lead hooks again forcing Lorente to the back foot. Slowey easily won the tenth which cemented a dominant performance and a much better showing this time around from the hard fight he received from Belfast's Eddie Nesbitt back in May. Judges cards were 97-93, 99-90 and 98-91. Slowey improves to 15-0.

Scott Cardle got a very useful workout from Fishburn's Gary Fox over 8 x 3 at Lightweight. Cardle from Lythan St Annes brought a noisy support as he started the fight moving around Fox who fought with a high guard and punched in spurts. Fox had brought a noisy sport too cheering when Fox got close letting his punches go. The first two rounds were close with Cardle probably landing the cleaner shots from distance.

Fox attacked more in the third but Cardle boxed cute catching the on rushing Fox with well timed left hooks. A huge left hook in the fourth this time from Fox Sent Cardle off balance, Fox rushed in landing his quick flurries again. A good round for Fox. The counter punching was again working for Cardle in rounds five and six. With his hands at his waist style, Cardle drew Fox too him spinning away after catching Fox with counter hooks and right hands. Cardle saw out the fight in rounds seven and eight by dominating with his jab, Fox was fading at this point as Cardle's class was beginning to show. Cardle ran out a 79-73 winner on Referee Kenny Pringles card. Cardle improves to 12-0.

Callum Smith of Liverpool kept up his record of winning every fight in 2013 by first round KO by stopping Lithuanian import Kirill Psonko with brutal body shots. This fight was at super-middleweight over  6 x 3s but mid way through the round a huge combination of body shots by Smith floored Psonko. Referee Victor Loughlin gave the Lithuanian every chance but it over seconds later as another left hook to the body ended the fight at 2.30 of the round. Psonko is usually durable so it was a decent win for Smith who now needs sterner tests. Smith improves to 7-0 5KO's.

Paul Appleby the former British Feather weight champion made a welcome return with a hard fought decision win over tough Chesterfield man Lee Connell. This was Appleby's first fight since the War with fellow Scot John Simpson last June at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow where he was stopped in six rounds. Appleby edged the first here against Connelly although he ended the round with a bloody nose. In rounds two and three Connolly was still game but the better placed punches were coming from the ex champion especially to the body, a favourite punch of Appleby. Round four i gave to Connolly as it was toe to toe punch for punch. I felt that Connolly's defence was better in this round as both guys took turns of firing hurtful looking hooks at each other on the ropes.
 Appleby took a step back in the fifth and began to use his boxing skills, a nice jab, straight right combination early in the round being his best punches. By the sixth round Appleby was well in charge as he drove Connolly back with right hooks to the body followed by hooks to the head. Connolly fought back though and landed a big right hand that stopped Appleby in his tracks. It was too late to impact the fight and Appleby ran out a 59-56 winner on Referee Kenny Pringle's card. Appleby is now 19-4 11 Ko's.

Opening the Glasgow show was Prizefighter champion Chris Jenkins of Garnot, Wales who upped his record to 11-0 5ko's by being pushed hard by Frenchman Laurent Ferra over 6x3s at Light welterweight. I had Jenkins winning every round but Ferra was a tough guy who took everything Jenkins threw at him and still kept coming forward. In the second Jenkins got a cut over his eye form a head clash so for the next few rounds he boxed nicely hurting the Frenchman to the body on more than one occasion. Again Ferra fought through the pain to chase Jenkins about. Referee Victor Loughlin could have stopped the fight in the fifth or sixth as Ferra's face was a mask of blood. The tough strong Frenchman deserved to continue to the final bell although was given only a share of a round by Loughlin as he scored the fight 60-55 for Jenkins.

Michael Roberts and David Brophy had to wait until after the Burns-Beltran fight to showcase their talents and have their fights cut to four rounds but both gave commanding performances against Eddie Nesbitt and Jason ball. Roberts easily out boxed aggressive Nesbitt from the outside in what was a very good performance considering how close Nesbitt of Belfast ran Jon Slowey close in May. Roberts ran out a 39-37 points winner on Kenny Pringles card in a fight at Super-Featherweight.

  Brophy of Caldercruix used an improving jab and right hand to stave off the attention of journeyman Jason Ball at Middleweight. Brophy again looked better than his May outing by moving better and starting faster. Referee Kenny Pringle scored this a shut out for Brophy 40-36.

Ray Beltran Denied In Glasgow

By Bobby Hunter for Ringnews24

Fighting in front of a hostile Glasgow crowd, Raymundo Beltran fought the fight of his life against 2 weight world champion Ricky Burns flooring the home favourite before only coming away with a draw. Many at ringside had the popular Mexican - American a close points winner. After the fight Ray Beltran asked for a rematch in America. Ricky Burns speaking to Sky Sports said he would give Beltran the rematch after he got his jaw fixed. At the time of writing this article Eddie Hearn (Burn Promoter) has posted am x-ray picture of Burns jaw on twitter showing a clean break. The break happened in the second round according to Burns. This could maybe be explained why Burns retreated so much throughout the fight after that round.

The Scottish champion started the fight brightly boxing and moving within range peppering Beltran with quick jabs and straight right hands. A good first round for the champion. Beltran quickened his feet in the second as he started forcing Burns back a little. Beltran was still being out boxed at this stage as he was being picked off as he walked forward trying to pressure the champion. Late in the round the challenger got his first success as he backed Burns to the ropes and fired away with hooks to body and head. It wasn't enough to win the round but Beltran was back in the fight.

In round three the fight began to change as Burns couldn't keep Beltran off him. The pressure early was beginning to tell as Beltran trapped Burns on the ropes numerous times. A big left hook from Beltran knock Ricky off balance mid way through the round. Burns got on his bike and jabbed to safety. The fourth followed suit as another big left hook by Beltran staggered Burns. The champion was being forced to fight of the ropes now as his jab became non exisitant. Beltran had nothing to walk through to get to the champion, this continued in the fifth as Burns couldn't keep Beltran away. Another round for the challenger.

I gave Burns round six and seven as he started to box within range of Beltran again instead of backing up. Boxing and moving Burns actually pushed Beltran back in round seven even landing some hurtful looking bodyshots. The burns jab and right hand was back, how would Beltran respond as he had been in charge for the previous three rounds?.

 Round eight started very badly for Ricky Burns as a huge left hook by Beltran floored the champion heavily for an eight count. Beltran then went for the kill as he chased Ricky around the ring looking to finish the fight. Burns survived but it was another big round for the challenger.

The ninth was a hard round to judge, there wasn't much quality being landed by both fighters. Burns was landing jabs and Beltran was landing the odd body shot when he was able to trap Ricky on the ropes. Both guys were tired from the previous round but i gave Beltran the round as he was still forcing Burns back to the ropes more than Burns and his trainer Billy Nelson would have liked. Round ten was the same, a scrappy round with Burns Jabbing and moving to keep Beltran away. Burns has a good first minute of the round as Beltran never landed anything of note. Beltran came back in the last minute of the round picking those hard body shots as Ricky had his hand high protecting his injured jaw. Close round but one i gave to Beltran due to aggresiveness.

The champion rallied in the eleventh by hitting Beltran with quick jab, straight right combinations before moving out of range. Beltran again came on in the second minute of the round before with ten seconds left Burns put Beltran on the ropes for a change landing two uppercuts inside. It was enough to sneak the round on my card.

As the last round started i think Ricky Burns must have known that he needed the twelfth to have any chance of regaining his title. Beltran had looked in control for big periods in the fight where Ricky after a good start had maybe nicked a few more rounds back with cleaner work. I gave Burns the twelfth as Burns went back to the jabbing and moving that had Beltran chasing him early with no success. Beltran did come back though, in most rounds Beltran by the end of the round had Ricky against the ropes defending himself from the accurate body punches. It wasn't enough for me to score the round for the challenger but overall i thought that Beltran had scored a narrow victory over the home favorite. The judges disagreed, well two of them did anyway scoring 115-112 for Burns (Caros Ortiz Jnr) and 114-114 Draw (Ritchie Davies). This mean that Ricky kept his title by a split draw. The third judge from Belguim Andre Van Grootenbruel scored for Beltran 115-113

 My Card read 114-113 Beltran.

 Raymundo Beltran does deserve a rematch. His team were a credit to boxing Pre and Post fight. As mentioned at the start of the article, Ricky Burns says he will give Beltran a rematch. I think Burns is a man of is word and he will give the unlucky challenger another shot at the title although that will probably need to wait until 2014 as Burns jaw will need time to heal.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Geale vs Barker Press Scores

Saturday 17th August - Atlantic City USA

Below is the press scores for the excellent battle for the IBF Middleweight title between Geale and Barker. My card read 115-113 Geale although 3-4 of the rounds could have went either way. Great fight. Would love to see a rematch in the future.

ESPN.com - 115-112 Barker

Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Sturm box promotions) - 114-113 Geale

Tim Starks (The Queesbury Rules.com) - 114-113 Geale

Dan Rafael (ESPN) - 114-113 Barker

Corey Quincy (BL Boxing.com) - 115-112 Barker

Matt Digi (Boxing Asylum.com) - 115-112 Geale

Mark Ortega (Ring Magazine) - 114-113 Geale

Phil D Jay (World Boxing News.net) - 114-113 Barker

Mile Coppinger (USA Today Sports) - 114-113 Geale

Boxing Opinions.com - 115-114 Barker

Eric Raskin (Boxing Monthly Mag) - 115-112 Barker

Shaun Brown ( Live fight.com) - 114-113 Geale

Danny Flexen ( Boxing News Mag) - 115-114 Barker

Brian Campbell (ESPN) - 115-112 Barker

ATR Boxing Tipster.com - 114-113 Barker

Andy Paterson (Boxing Asylum.com) - 115-112 Geale

Steve\Zemach (Transnational Boxing Rankings) - 115-112 Barker

Checkhookboxing.com - 114-113 Barker

Alex Morris (KTC Boxing.com) - 114-113 Barker

UK Fighthype.com - 114-113 Barker

Adam Abramowitz ( Saturday Night Boxing.com ) - 115-112 Geale

Jake Donovan (Boxingscene.com) - 114-113 Barker

Ernest Gabion ( The Boxing Lab Podcast) - 114-113 Barker

Scott Christ (Bad Left Hook.com) - 114-113 Barker

Steve Weisfeld (HBO) - 115-112 Barker

Fightnews.com - 114-113 Barker

Jim Watt (Sky TV) - 115-112 Barker

Gabriel Montoya (MaxBoxing.com) - 114-113 Barker

John Evans (Live Fight.com) - 115-115 DRAW

Ciaran Shanks (Irvine Times.co.uk) - 115-114 Barker

Tommy Allan (Boxing Asylum.com) - 115-114 Barker

3MoreRound.com - 115-112 Barker

Steve Kim (Maxboxing.com) - 114-113 Barker

George Jimenez (Geo Images) - 115-114 Barker

Michael Woods (The Sweet Science.com) - 116-111 Barker

Darren Velsaco ( Fight Domain.net) - 115-114 Barker

Kasim (UKFighthype.com) - 114-114 Draw

Paul Daley (Topclassboxing.com) - 115-114 Barker

Beau Denison (Sports Page Magazine.com) - 114-113 Barker

Tom Gray (Ring Magazine) - 114-113 Barker

Bob Mee (Sky Sports) -114-113 Barker

Ryan Bivins - https://sites.google.com/site/sweetboxing/  - 114-113 Barker

Ray Markarian (The Sweet Science.com) - 114-113 Barker

Box Royalty - 115-113 Barker

Luis Sandoval (The Boxing Lab Podcast) - 114-113 Barker

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) - 114-113 Barker

Victor M Salazar - (Tha Boxing Voice Podcast) - 114-113 Barker

Ryan Burton - ( The Boxing Lab Podcast) - 114-113 Barker

Christopher Carlson - (Ropeadope Radio Podcast) - 114-113 Barker

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Chisora Wins In Count Controversy

By Bobby Hunter

Dereck Chisora with one huge overhand right hand salvaged his heavyweight career by stopping previously unbeaten American Malik Scott at the Wembley Arena last night. The fight ended in controversy though as Scott misjudged Referee's Phil Edwards count by rising to late therefore losing the fight by KO. The American didn't look that bothered when the fight was over although his corner team went crazy.

Scott from Philadelphia had started the fight well by using his superior footwork to avoid most of Chisora's bombs. Chisora was getting close to Scott but was not letting his shots go as the American simply tied him up. Many before hand had predicted Scott winning the early rounds before Chisora would come on late looking for stoppage. After three rounds it certainly followed that plan as Chisora was limited to landing the odd combination to the body whilst Scott would catch the Brit with some hard right uppercuts as he shuffled his way in. Round four saw a change in the action as it was Chisora now landing more by trapping Scott on the ropes. Scott couldn't really escape the pressure as he was forced to cover up as Chisora rushed him then battered away.

In the fifth Scott returned to sharp footwork that had worked so well for him earlier in the fight. The jab was landing more and you could see he was trying to time Chisora with the big right hand. Chisora had dropped his intensity which had won him the fourth and on my card was two rounds down. 

The sixth started with the pressure being applied by Chisora again. Scott looked as if he was tiring, not a major worry  but his punch output dropped as again and again he was forced to take shots on the ropes as Chisora bullied him around. The end came very suddenly as Scott got trapped on the ropes and Chisora detonated that huge over hand right that caught Scott high on the side of the head. It didn't look at huge shot but down went Scott. Referee Edwards took up the count, Scott remained on one knee until the count reached nine. He then stood up to continue to fight, BUT the fight was over. Scott had been counted out. It was a terrible misjudgement by the American as Chisora began to celebrate. Team Scott went crazy although Scott himself didn't look that bothered, even in his post fight interview on Boxnation TV the American seemed calm and not that angry at the referee or losing his unbeaten record.

Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora will now fight on September 21st according to Promoter/Manager Frank Warren probably defending his newly acquired WBO International Heavyweight title. A rematch with Scott was mentioned by Warren but it wont take place in Chisora's immediate future.

Below is my scorecard along with all the Press scored i was able to collect for this fight.

Round 1.... 10-10 Draw

Round 2.... 10-9  Scott
Round 3.... 10-9  Scott
Round 4.... 9-10  Chisora
Round 5.... 10-9  Scott

TOTAL : 49-47 Scott at the time of stoppage


Press Scores

Kasim - (UKFighthype) : 48-47 Scott

Fight Ghost : 49-46 Scott

Alex Morris - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Adam Abramowitz - (SNBoxing) : 48-47 Scott

Tommy Allan - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Wolfgang Schiffbauer - (Sturm-Boxpromotion) : 48-47 Scott

Danny Flexen - (Boxing News) : 48-47 Scott

BoxingOpinions : 48-47 Scott

ATR Boxing Tipster : 49-47 Scott

Scott Christ - (Badlefthook) : 48-47 Scott

Phil D Jay - (WorldBoxingNews) : 49-46 Scott

Daniel Vano - (Checkhookboxing) : 48-47 Scott

Victor M Salazar - (Thaboxingvoice) : 48-47 Scott

FightersRated : 49-48 Scott

John Evans - (Livefight) : 48-47 Scott

Beau Denison - (SportsPageMagazine) : 48-47 Scott

Andy Paterson - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott

Boxbet : 49-46 Scott

Corey Quincy - (BLBoxing) : **48-47 Chisora**

Lyle Fitzsimmons - (Boxingscene) : 48-47 Scott

Darren Velasco - (FightDomain) :  48-47 Scott

Ryan Bivins - (SweetBoxing) : *48-48 DRAW*

Saturday, 13 July 2013

One Hit Wonder - Derry Snatches The Title

By Bobby Hunter

Trailing on points, severely winded and being totally out boxed. Derry Mathews rescued his career AGAIN by stopping home town favourite Tommy Coyle in the tenth round to win the vacant Commonwealth Lightweight title. The lively Hull crowd packed into the Craven Park Stadium hoping to roar Coyle to victory and for nine rounds it had looked like the younger, fresher man was going to give the fans their wish and he totally baffled his more experienced opponent. Mathews then unloaded one big left hook after a clinch to silence the crowd and leave a dejected Coyle to wonder how he had thrown away what had looked like a certain victory.

In the first few rounds it was plain to see what Coyle's tactics would be. At 23 he was six years younger than Mathews but more importantly a hell of a lot quicker than the man from Liverpool. Coyle easily darted in and out of range early in the fight landing flurry after flurry. Mathews chased Coyle around the ring but he had no answer for the Hull man's movement and quick attacks to the body. Mathews probably nicked round 3 as Coyle slowed down just a little. Mathews began to land his jab followed by a few hurtful right hands. Coyle again took charge in the middle rounds. The jab was now keeping Mathews at bay as the Liverpool man plodded after Coyle, Mathews was also being caught with a slashing right hand by Coyle, similar to the right hand Ricky Burns the WBO 135lb champion throws. The more experienced Mathews just could not get into the fight.

The trend continued in rounds seven and eight where Mathews was having some success but was simply being over powered in punch connects by Coyle. For every decent punch Mathew was landing, Coyle was landing two, maybe three. One of the impressive attributes that Coyle was showing was his head movement on the ropes. Mathews would keep the pressure on for most of the fight sometimes trapping Coyle on the ropes but he rarely landed. Coyle's jack in a box movement was driving Mathews crazy. Derry just couldn't let the combinations go.

Coyle looked to have the fight tied up in the ninth as Mathews seemed to be losing steam fast. Body shots rained in on the former British champion as it was now his turn to be pushed against the ropes. The end looked near although not in the way many expected as under pressure and taking punches Mathews unleashed a massive left hook that caught Coyle high on the head and slammed him to the canvas. The crowd fell silent as Referee Phil Edwards gave the Hull man an eight count. Coyle looked shaky so Edwards called the fight off to the obvious delight of Mathews.

The Warrior from Liverpool had came back again when defeat looked likely. Mathews can now look forward to more paydays defending his newly acquired Commonwealth crown although he did offer Coyle a rematch if he wanted it. Coyle who was in complete shock as he was well ahead on the cards said he would love the rematch but was visibly upset when giving his interview to Sky TV.

Rocky Lives.

Below is my scorecard along with the press and fan scores i was able to collect for this fight.

Round 1.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 2.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 3.... 9-10 Mathews
Round 4.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 5.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 6.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 7.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 8.... 10-9 Coyle
Round 9.... 10-9 Coyle

TOTAL : 89-82 Coyle at the time of stoppage.


Press and Fan Scores

Phil D Jay - (WorldBoxingNews) 88-83 Coyle

Kasim - (UKFighthype) 88-83 Coyle

Shaun Brown - (Boxing-Monthly) 87-84 Coyle

Danny Flexen - (Boxing news) 89-82 Coyle

BoxingOpinions - 89-83 Coyle

Scott Smith - (UKFighthype) 89-82 Coyle

Matt Digi - (BoxingAsylum) 88-83 Coyle

FightersRated - 88-83 Coyle

ATR Boxing Tipster - 88-83 Coyle

Livefight.com - 88-83 Coyle

Alex Morris - (BoxingAsylum) 89-82 Coyle

Paul Daley - ( TopClassBoxing) 88-83 Coyle

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Crolla Edges Past Rees In A Thriller 

By Bobby Hunter

With a promised WBO Lightweight title shot against Ricky Burns for the winner, Gavin Rees and Anthony Crolla produced an excellent fight in front of a packed Bolton Arena Saturday night. The fight was also screened live on Sky Sports here in the UK. Just before the fight Burns who was working for Sky let slip that the winner could very well fight him late November, early December.

This fight was for the WBO Intercontinental Title, basically the two guys were fighting for a WBO ranking which would make it easier for Matchroom Boxing to set up the winner against Burns. Rumours before the fight also pointed to Rees preparation. Although quite a big favourite to win the fight, some at the weigh in questioned if the Former WBA 140 Champion has trained at 100% for the fight. Rees to his credit came out buzzing in Round one jabbing his way in and then landing flurries of body shots. Crolla was covering up well and seemed to be content boxing behind his high guard. Round two was the same, Rees throwing more, moving in and out and Crolla working the jab. Manchester's Crolla then broke through in Round three as he timed Rees coming in no less than four times with left hooks. Rees work rate dropped as Crolla began to land his straight right also.

Crolla took the fourth as after a clash of heads Rees got cut above his left eye. Rees was now being pushed back by Crolla obviously worried about a premature end due to the cut. On my card Crolla took the fifth as Rees had a dishevelled look about him. Were those rumours true about Rees condition? It certainly looked that way as Crolla without doing too much easily took the round.

During the fight on the twitter network many online boxing writers and fans were unhappy about the commentary coming from the Sky team of Adam Smith and Glen McCrory. Many felt they were far to biased in favour of Crolla. I have to agree here as there was many times where Rees would  land some nice punches but both commentators wouldn't mention Rees scoring. When Crolla had success it was different as both Sky guys were quick to praise the Manchester man. As the fight hit the halfway stage Rees took the sixth as it looked like Crolla was now feeling the pace. Rees was quicker to the punch and was again landing some nice combinations to the body.

Round seven was Rees best round and he brought his straight right into play knocking Crolla's head back on at least four occasions. Crolla's only punch of note back was a straight right back. In round eight Crolla got his second wind, he was now throwing more and was able to keep Rees off him with his jab. This continued in round nine where the jab from Crolla was hitting its target more and more. The timing from earlier was back and it seemed that he was beginning to pull away from Rees again. In the last 30 seconds of the round both guys went at it hell for leather. The crowd went crazy for both fighters, great end to a very good round of boxing.

Joe Gallagher, Crolla's trainer was wanting more and more from his man as the fight was close. It had been a busy night for Gallagher as he was in the corner before hand for Scott Quigg and Paul Smith who had both won on this Matchroom promoted show. Crolla responded in the tenth and eleventh round by continually beating a tired looking Rees to the punch. In the eleventh Crolla looked to have hurt Rees to the body. The Welshman took cover on the ropes as Crolla came at him trying to end the fight. Rees survived and somehow came out stronger in the first half of the twelfth round. Rees then began to clown with Crolla by using some old Naseem Hamed antics. Crolla though responded late in the round by again forcing Rees back to the ropes. Rees round but had the Welshman done enough to win the fight AND  a shot at Ricky Burns Title???.

As expected the Judges scores were quite close. Steve Gray had the fight a Draw 115-115 but he was over ruled by both Ritchie Davies and Davie Parris who scored for Crolla 115-113 and 116-113  respectively.

Crolla now looks like he will get that title fight after a stirring underdog performance. Both Crolla and trainer Gallagher know it will be a tough fight against Ricky Burns and mentioned this in their post fight interview on Sky. Burns though will need to come through on Sept 7th against Ray Beltran for the fight to happen but going by what was said in Bolton last night, then the fight looks a certainty for late November early December.

Below is my scorecard for the Rees-Crolla fight followed by all the press/fans scores i was able to collect for  this fight.

Round 1.... 10-9 Rees
Round 2.... 10-9 Rees
Round 3.... 9-10 Crolla
Round 4.... 9-10 Crolla
Round 5.... 9-10 Crolla
Round 6.... 10-9 Rees
Round 7.... 10-9 Rees
Round 8.... 9-10 Crolla
Round 9.... 9-10 Crolla
Round 10.. 9-10 Crolla
Round 11.. 9-10 Crolla
Round 12.. 10-9 Rees

TOTAL: 115-113 Anthony Crolla

Judges Scorecards : Dave Parris (Eng) 116-113 Crolla
                               Ritchie Davies (Eng) 115-113 Crolla
                               Steve Gray (Eng) 115-115 Draw


Press and Fan Scores

Glen McCrory (Sky Sports) : 117-112 Crolla

Ryan Bivins (Sweetboxing) : 118-110 Rees

Adam Abramowitz (SnBoxing) : 117-111 Rees

Ciaran Shanks (Scotboxnation) : 115-114 Crolla

Corey Quincy (Saddoboxing) : 115-113 Crolla

Shaun Brown (Livefight) : 115-113 Rees

Scott Smith (UKFighthype) : 114-114 Draw

Fight Ghost : 115-113 Crolla

Danny Flexen (BoxingNews) : 116-114 Crolla

Boxing Opinions : 115-114 Crolla

ATR Boxing Tipster : 115-115 Draw

Steve Lillis (Boxnation) : 115-114 Crolla

Fighters Rated : 117-111 Crolla

Paul Daley (Topclassboxing) : 114-114 Draw

Ron Lewis (The Times) : 117-112 Crolla

The Title Fight : 114-114 Draw

Danny Winterbottom (Secondsout) : 115-115 Draw

Phil D Jay (Worldboxingnews.net) : 115-114 Crolla

Tommy Allan (BoxingAsylum) : 115-113 Crolla

Victor M Salazar (ThaBoxingvoice) : 115-113 Rees

Alexi Sucachev (Boxingscene) : 116-112 Crolla

Tom Gray (Ring Magazine TV) ; 117-112 Crolla

John A MacDonald (ThaBoxingVoice) :115-113 Crolla

Roe (CheckHookBoxing) : 115-113 Crolla

Michael Dawson (Twitter Fan) : 116-114 Rees

Matt Verity (Twitter Fan) : 117-112 Crolla

Andy Neill (Twitter Fan) : 115-113 Crolla

Mariuz Vibe (Twitter Fan) : 117-111 Rees

Tim Cartwright (Twitter Fan) ; 115-113 Crolla

John Hoolan (Twitter Fan) : 115-115 Draw

Jack Broadley (Twitter Fan) ; 116-113 Crolla

Saddoboxing Forum ; 115-113 Rees, 116-112 Crolla

Ringnews24 Forum ; 115-113 Rees

Boxrec Forum : 115-113 x3 , 116-114, 115-114 all for Crolla

                         116-112, 115-114 all for Rees , 114-114 Draw

Eastsideboxing Forum ; 116-113 X2, 118-110 all for Crolla

                                     114-114 Draw

BoxingScene Forum : 116-114 , 115-113 all for Crolla

                                  114-114 Draw

Checkhookboxing Forum : 116-112 x3, 116-113 all for Crolla

                                          116-113 Rees , 114-114 Draw

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Clinical Cobra Gets His Revenge

By Bobby Hunter

It not very often that a fight lives up to expectations. 2013 has been a very good year for great fights with the likes of Bradley-Provodnikov and  Rios-Alvarado to name a few. Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler served up the expected war to match their first fight in Herning Denmark three years ago. This time Froch roared on by a 19 Thousand crowd gained revenge with a hard fought, close but clear victory over the Danish Icon over twelve rounds.

The self styled "Cobra" started fast using his under rated jab to control the first round. Sky Sports PPV stats had Froch landing sixteen jabs in the first to Kesslers one. The second and third round was the same with Froch dominating with the jab but also throwing the odd right to keep Kessler away from him. A great start by the home favourite. Froch in the first fight started slow probably losing the first three rounds, this time determined to learn from his mistakes Froch stayed calm and using that jab but also a high work rate to continually keep the WBA champion from landing anything of note.

Round four was very close. Froch was still landing his jab although the small bursts of combinations used in the first three rounds were now gone as Kessler had managed to get in close. Kessler began to dig the body with hooks. It was the first signs of success for the Dane. Kessler took the fifth and sixth rounds too. Froch was beginning to ship some hurtful looking right hands and the occasion left hooks from the determined Dane. The "Cobra" was staying cool and collected, the jab was still firing but he would need to do something else to change the fight as Kesser was right back in the mix.

Froch began Round seven by stepping forward and being more aggressive. He was now pushing Kessler back with quick combos punctuated with a solid right hand. Kessler fought back as they both traded up close. Right hooks bounced off each other chins as the crowd went crazy. Froch's round due to the aggression. The pattern stayed the same in the eighth as Froch still aggressive went after Kessler. A jab, straight right, left hook bounced off the Dane before Froch took a big right hand back. Froch then retaliated by forcing Kessler to the ropes, he was winning the war of wills now as another huge straight right spread spray across the ring from Kesslers head. The ninth was a quieter round as the IBF champion Froch went back to the jab. Both were still landing their right hands but the two champions seemed to be happy taking a break due to the previous two rounds.

The tenth was also a close round, a pick em round as both had their successes up close. The straight rights were landing by both fighters but Froch was still the guy pushing Kessler back. In fact Froch's leg strength at this point looked superior as when pushed back Kessler looked a little shaky. Round Eleven was a cracker with Froch staring the better landing straight rights and left hooks. The Danish warrior responded with some hurtful body shots before moving up stairs with the left hook. Kessler then hurt Froch with a huge right hand. Froch's solid legs buckled for a few seconds. Kessler went after Froch for thirty seconds trying to end the fight but simply didn't have the energy to finish the job. Froch then showing THAT warriors heart fired back at the Dane forcing him back to the ropes. At this point the crowd were going absolutely nuts.

The last Round must be a "Round of the Year" contender as after a slow first thirty seconds both guys began to trade furiously. Kessler was still faster to land the punches but Froch swallowed them all up and fired back even harder. As both guys were swapping left and right hook a massive right made Kesslers legs buckle before Froch was on him like a rash. Kessler was being battered in the corner by Froch, Referee Pete Podgorski looked like he was going to stop the fight but Kessler again showed defiance by fighting out of the corner making Froch back off and go back to the jab. What a war. The crowd were on their feet as the final bell rang, both WARRIORS were exhausted after such an intense battle. All we needed now was the judges cards.

All three judges scored the fight for the New WBA and IBF champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch by scores of 115-113, 116-112 and a far too wide 118-110. Froch got his revenge and now wants Andre Ward who beat him in the final of the super 6. Kessler left the arena with an offer. Who knows if he will take it? but many would hope that Kessler takes Froch's offer of a "Rubber Match" seriously especially when Froch said that any third fight between them should be on neutral territory. Here's hoping.

Round 1.... 10-9 Froch
Round 2.... 10-9 Froch
Round 3.... 10-9 Froch
Round 4.... 9-10 Kessler
Round 5.... 9-10 Kessler
Round 6.... 9-10 Kessler
Round 7.... 10-9 Froch
Round 8.... 10-9 Froch
Round 9.... 10-9 Froch
Round 10.. 10-9 Froch
Round 11.. 9-10 Kessler
Round 12.. 10-9 Froch

TOTAL : 116-112 Carl Froch

Judges Scores : Carlos Sucre : 116-112 Froch
                        Jean Francois Toupin : 115-113 Froch

                        Adalaide Byrd : 118-110 Froch


Boxing Press , Twitter and the Boxing Forums Scores

Steve Zemach (Queensbury Rules) : 116-112 Froch

Jim Watt (Sky TV) : 116-112 Froch

Phil D Jay (Worldboxingnews.net) : 117-111 Froch

Jenna Jay (Ontheropesboxing Radio) : 118-110 Froch

Tommy Allan (BoxingAsylum) : 116-112 Froch

Matt Digi (BoxingAsylum) : 118-111 Froch

Shaun Brown (Boxing-Monthly) : 117-112 Froch

Paddy Cronan (Onthegrindboxing) :115-113 Froch

Ryan Bivins (Sweetboxing) : 115-115 DRAW

Ben Weisman (BoxingAsylum) : 116-112 Froch

Ciaran Shanks (CardonaldCourier) : 118-113 Froch

Dan Rafael (ESPN) : 117-111 Froch

Harold Lederman (HBO) : 117-111 Froch

Dan Hunter Boxing : 115-113 Froch

Tom Gray (Ring Magazine) : 116-113 Froch

Lem Satterfield (Ring Magazine) : 117-111 Froch

Brian Campbell (ESPN) : 117-111 Froch

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) : 115-113 Froch

Andy Paterson ( BoxingAsylum) : 115-113 Froch

Mike Coppinger (USA Today) : 117-111 Froch

Luis Sandoval (BoxingScene) : 115-113 Froch

Danny Flexen (Boxing News) : 116-113 Froch

Scott Christ (BadleftHook) : 115-113 Froch

Steve Kim (Maxboxing) : 116-112 Froch

George Jimmenez (Boxing Estelar Radio) : 115-113 Froch

ESPN : 117-111 Froch

John Chavez (The Boxing Truth Radio) : 115-113 Froch

Daniel Vano (Cheekhookboxing) : 115-113 Froch

Fight Ghost : 116-112 Froch

David Griesman (Boxingscene) : 117-111 Froch

Victor M Salazar (ThaBoxingVoice) : 116-112 Froch

Paul Daley ( TopClassBoxing) : 115-113 Froch

BoxingOpinions : 116-113 Froch

Ray Markarian (TheSweetScience) : 116-112 Froch

Michael Woods (TheSweetScience): 118-111 Froch

Eric Raskin ( RingTheory Podcast) : 117-111 Froch

Jake Donovan (BoxingScene) : 115-113 Froch

BoxBet PL : 116-112 Froch

Matt Christie (Boxing News) : 117-111 Froch

Corey Quincy (SaddoBoxing) : 115-113 Froch

David Fraser (Saddoboxing Forum) : 116-112 Froch

Anthony Larger (Twtter Fan) : 116-112 Froch

Jim Hardingham (Twitter Fan) ; 116-112 Froch

Joe Silke (Twitter Fan) : 115-113 Froch

Andy Neill (Twitter Fan ) : 115-113 Froch

Boxing Jem (Twitter Fan) : 115-112 Froch

Steve C (Twitter Fan) : 116-112 Froch

Izzy Ironic (Twiter Fan) : 116-112 Froch

Matt Andrejewski (Twitter Fan) : 115-113 Froch

Spartan Paddy ( Twitter Fan) : 117-111 Froch

Will Backhouse (Twitter Fan ) : 115-113 Froch

Cole Christensen (Twitter Fan) : 116-112 Froch

Miguel Rodriguez (Twitter Fan) : 114-114 DRAW

Markus Vibe ( Twitter Fan) : 116-112 Froch

Gee Force (Twitter Fan) : 115-114 Froch

John Hoolan (Twitter Fan) : 115-113 Froch

Saddo Boxing Forum (All for Froch) 115-113 x6, 116-112 x2, 116-113, 117-112 , *114-114 DRAW*

Boxing Asylum Forum (All For Froch) 116-112 x6, 118-111, 115-113

Fighthype Forum (All for Froch) 116-112 x2, 115-113 x2, 116-115

FightJudge Forum  (All for Froch) 1117-111 x3, 116-114, 115-113, 117-112, 119-109

Doghouse Forum (All For Froch) 116-113 x3, 118-110 , ***115-114 KESSLER***

TheSweetScience Forum - 117-111 Froch

Boxrec Forum (All for Froch) 115-113 x4, 116-114 x3, 116-112 x2, 117-112, 116-113, 117-111 x2

                       (All Draws) *114-114 x3, 115-115

Eastsideboxing Forum (All for Froch) 115-113 x23, 116-112 x8, 117-111 x6, 115-114 x4, 116-113 x2

                                  (All Draws) *114-114 x7* , ****115-113 KESSLER****

Boxingscene Forum (All for Froch) 115-113 x12, 116-112 x7, 117-111 x2, 116-113 x2, 115-114

                               *114-114* DRAW, ***115-113 KESSLER***

Checkhook Forum (All for Froch) 116-113 x4, 115-113, 117-113

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ricky Burns - The Heart Breaker

By Bobby Hunter Reporting for Ringnews24

Ricky Burns successfully defended his WBO lightweight Title in Glasgow last night but boy was he made to work for it by crafty No 1 contender Jose A Gonzalez. The Puerto Rican challenger dramatically pulled himself out of the fight after the 9th round claiming a broken wrist. Many at ringside, twitter and all over the boxing world felt it was more of a heart problem. Gonzalez was 87-84 up on all three judges cards when he called time on the fight. Watching from ringside I couldn't believe those scores as I had Burns up 87-85. Most guys around myself on press row had it similar with scores of 86-85 Burns and 87-84 Burns. Now comes the confession. When I arrived home I viewed the fight again. BUT this time i had Gonzalez in front by 86-85. Strange as my scores from Ringside usually match up when I later watch on TV. Today as I'm writing this report, some of the guys who had Burns ahead at Ringside Tweeted saying they had re-watched the fight and now had Gonzalez ahead.

Going round the boxing sites and reading the press reports showed just how wrong My ringside score was as just about everybody had Gonzalez in a handy lead when he quit. I was able to see the Sky Sports TV monitors where i was at the fight and i was amazed that Jim Watt had Gonzalez up 5-1 in rounds after 6. I even took some stick as I posted my score on twitter after the fight.

Now to the fight. A technical affair where the Puerto Rican challenger showed he belonged at world class by being able to match and probably better a proven world champion for most of the fight. Gonzalez as the fight was about to start didn't looked fazed by the loud Scottish crowd, he reminded me of the calm nature of Eusebio Perdroza before he fought Barry McGuigan at Loftus Road all those years ago. My God he fought like him too using an under rated jab and excellent defensive skills to neutralise the champions attacks.

The only footage of Gonzalez before last nights fight showed Gonzalez to be a crude styled banger, something Ricky Burns mentioned in his post fight interview with Sky Sports. The early rounds were close. Burns was throwing more but was being forced to reach in with his punches as Gonzalez cleverly Lent back to avoid. Gonzalez was the more accurate early as he was able to counter Burns with quick right hands to the body before going up to the champions head. It was a battle of the jabs in the third with both having limited success. Burns took the fourth as he upped the pressure and began to get that little bit closer to Gonzalez. All the way through Gonzalez remained clam, he was looking a very classy fighter.

Gonzalez took the fifth as he stunned Burns with a right hand mid way through the round. The challenger then blasted away at Burns on the ropes before the champion fired back in defiance. The challenger continued where he left off in the sixth by aiming more hurtful hooks at Burns body early in the round. Gonzalez jab was also beginning to land more as the champion was becoming impatient.

Round seven was the best of the fight. Gonzalez hurt Burns with a huge right early in the round and went for the knockout. Referee Russell Mora looked closely as Burns was being beaten on the ropes before the champion showed the championship qualities to come back firing when clearly hurt. A huge right uppercut from Burns forced Gonzalez to hold on before a wild left hook changed the tune of the round again for the challenger as he hurt Burns again. The round ended with both guys trading shots on the ropes. Surprisingly Burns looked the fresher??

In round eight Burns began to push Gonzalez back with the jab, it looked like the challenger was taking a round off due to his efforts in the seventh but in the 9th it appeared from ringside that the Puerto Rican might have shot his bolt. His legs looked shaky as Burns again forced Gonzalez to the ropes. Gonzalez defence was still good though as Burns was still finding it hard to land solid blows. During the interval Gonzalez refused to put his gum shield back in. We knew that he was tired but this was a world title fight he was winning. Gonzalez then refused to come out at the bell , his team were rightly raging. HE QUIT probably due to Burns breaking his heart in the seventh by coming back after being in bad trouble.

Credit has to go to the champion. He was behind on the cards, hurt and was being frustrated BUT he showed the heart of a true champion to come back , keep trying and showed WILL can overcome SKILL. Ricky Burns will now move forward with his next planned title defence in Glasgow in September. Gonzalez will have to live with his decision for the rest of his life. Gonzalez looked world class tonight. His decision to quit wasn't.

Burns - Gonzalez Full Under card Report

By Bobby Hunter Reporting For Ringnews24

Heading the six fight under card at the new Emirates Arena was the popular and well supported John Simpson of Greenock who was fighting the Mongolian warrior Choi for the vacant WBC Silver International Title. Beforehand many pundits and fans thought this would be the fight of the night. They were right. Both guys are warriors and for twelve rounds took turns of battering away on each other before Simpson was awarded the decision.

Simpson (9st 3lbs) edged the first as his speed of punch and foot was a little too much for the forty one year old Choi. The Mongolian warrior did have his moments though especially with the overhand right as he chased Simpson around the ring. The second was and even better round with Choi (9st 1lb 8oz) scoring with a right hand that drove Simpson to the ropes, the Greenock man responded with his very own right hook before both guys exchanged furiously for twenty seconds. The expected war had broken out. Round 3 was similar, it was give and take. Choi was having success with body shots now, Simpson would wince as the ripping hooks from Choi battered into his side. Simpson then got on his bike and started to box his older and slightly slower opponent using his jab as the main weapon keeping Choi at bay.

The aggressive Choi took the fourth on my card as he bullied Simpson to the ropes landing left and right hooks. Simpson was then sporting a bloody nose no doubt caused by the pressure he was being put under from the old man. The action continued in the fifth , sixth and seventh rounds, Choi would go after Simpson, trap him on the ropes, whack away then Simpson would respond by spinning away landing his jab and straight right knocking Choi's head back. The best punch of these rounds were in the sixth when both guys were in close Simpson planted a right uppercut that sent sweat spraying for the Mongolians head.

Choi on my card won the eighth and the tenth rounds as his pressure began to pay off. One overhand right in the eighth forced Simpson to the ropes when he then had to cover up from huge looking body shots. Choi was in command here but Simpson fought back in the ninth using that jab to set up his straight rights. Everything was coming off the jab now for Simpson, the left hook to body and head was now coming off for Simpson as the fight took another turn. As the final round approached the fight was close. Both guys had given their all and that showed in the last as for the first ninety seconds it was a slow affair with Simpson getting the better of thee exchanges due to his jab and extra speed. Choi again came back hurting Simpson with a right uppercut late in round. It was a better last minute for the forty one year old man.

My card read 116-113 Simpson at the end with the judges agreeing with my score although the 117-112 score from Steve Gray seemed a bit unfair on Choi. Scores were 116-113, 116-112 and 117-112 to the New WBC International Silver Champion John Simpson. Victor Loughlin officiated.

Stephen Simmons is the Edinburgh Cruiserweight collected his first title as a professional as he forced Irishman Michael Sweeney retire on his stool at the end of third round therefore collecting the vacant Celtic Title. Simmons (14st 1lb 1/2 oz) in his most impressive showing of his career started the first at a high pace looking for those trademark hooks to the body which stopped his last opponent at the Gorbals Centre back in February. Very late in round one a big left hook planted Sweeney (14st 3lbs 1/2 oz) on his back side. Sweeney to his credit got up but the bell basically saved him from taking any more punishment. The second saw Simmons continue the pace as he pushed Sweeney around the ring landing the straight right after some good work with his jab. Sweeney landed a decent right hand mid way through the round, definitely his best punch of the fight. Simmons though continued to work over Sweeney whacking him to the body. The third was all Simmons as he stunned his Irish opponent with the right hand before digging in those body shots. Simmons had looked very compact and composed and it was no surprise that Sweeney pulled himself out after the third round as it was just a matter of time before the Simmons landed the knock out punch. Steve Gray of Fleetwood was the Ref.

To the chants of  "Rocky, Rocky" Liverpool's Rocky Fielding made Short work of his Polish import Michael Nieroda (12 st 3lbs 8 oz) by stopping him with body shots after only fifty nine seconds of the first round, Fielding (12st 5lbs 10 oz) went after his opponent from the first bell  targeting the body with vicious looking hooks. Nieroda who had went three rounds with WBO 168lb champion earlier in the year crumbled under the pressure Fielding was putting on him under and a huge left hook after a barrage put Nieroda down for the Eight count. The man from Poland was in immense pain and Referee Victor Loughlin correctly waved the fight off as Nieroda was in no condition to continue.

David Brophy the Caldercruix middleweight upped his pro record to 7-0-1 with a hard fought points win over game Gary Boulden (11st 6lb 2oz) of Surrey. Boulden started the fight much better than Brophy using a high work rate and a good left jab to keep the unbeaten prospect away from him. I gave Boulden the first two rounds, the upset looked on. To his credit Brophy (11st 9lbs 1/2 oz) came back into the fight in the third and fourth by matching Bouldens work rate and by landing some very nice jab, straight right, left hook to the body combinations. The pattern continued in the fifth with Brophy planting his feet more as the body shots rained in on Bouden. The sixth was a crowd pleasing round as Boulden still tried to work away but Brophy was cleaner. A jab straight right set up another left hook to the body although this time Boulden came back and landed his own body shot. Referee Kenny Pringle scored this fight 58-57 Brophy. Certainly a fair score and a good test for Brophy.

Barlornock's Michael Roberts got all he could handle from Poland's Mariusz Bak as he won a close points decision on Referee Dougie Campbell's card 58-57. Bak (9st 5lb 10oz) started the better as he was able to confuse Roberts with his crouching style. Roberts (9st 7lbs) sporting tartan trunks came back in to the fight in the next few rounds using his superior movement. Roberts was also picking his punches better especially the jab , straight right. In the fifth Bak was still landing that right hand, the visitor won the round on my card as Roberts seemed more interested in trying to switch hit and play to the fans. The Barlornock man got down to business in the sixth as the left hook coming of the jab began to land more frequently followed by Roberts moving to the body. A close fight where Robert probably just done enough but will need to improve his performances if he is to go any further. Roberts moves to 12-0.

Opening the show at the Emirates arena was Glasgow's Jon Slowey (9st 3lbs 6oz) fighting for the third time this year out pointing tough Belfast man Eddie Nesbitt over six rounds at Featherweight. Slowey was the better man in the first as his jab was giving Nesbitt (9st 4lbs ) problems.. Nesbitt took the seconds as he scored with the jab straight right a few times. Nesbitt was also landing cleaner when up close. In the third Slowey scored a flash knockdown when Nesbitt touched down. It was hard to see what cause the knockdown as both were in the middle of an exchange before Nesbitt touched the canvas with his glove. The Belfast man had his best round in the fourth as he couldn't miss the straight right hand. The fifth was scrappy and a close one but Slowey working from the out side after a rough fourth won it for me by controlling the distance and using that jab. Nesbitt took the sixth on my card as Slowey looked tired, it was Sloweys jab vs the harder punches from Nesbitt. At the end my card read 57-56 Slowey with the knockdown being the difference. Referee Dougie Campbell scored 58-56 Slowey.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Fightscorecollector's May Fight list

June brings a big month of boxing as the biggest name in the sport finally makes his return as Floyd Money Mayweather puts his WBC 147lb title on the line against multi weight champion Robert Guerrero. The next week Scotland's Ricky Burns make the latest defence of his title against tough Puerto Rican and Number 1 contender Jose A Gonzalez. I will also cover the full under card.

Completing the month on Figtscorecollector is much awaited rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler from London on SKY PPV. The first fight was a cracker and everybody is expecting the same this time around.

The fight list is below.

Sat 4th May - SHO - Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guerrero - WBC Welterweight Title

Sat 11th May - SKY - Ricky Burns vs Jose A Gonzalez - WBO Lightweight Title + FULL under card

Sat 25th May - SKY PPV - Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler - IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Titles

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Canelo vs Trout - Press and Fans Stats

By Bobby Hunter

After a long day I can finally reveal my findings concerning the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout. I was able to collect 194 scores from Press and fans for this fight which was deemed to be a close one with the exception of the ringside judges. You will see in the scores below that the Press had Canelo narrowly ahead in the 45 scores collected whilst the fans on twitter and all the best boxing forums had Trout winning by a decent margin In total the fans sent in 149 scores. Thanks.

My score for the fight was 114-114 a draw but I did have Trout winning 6-5-1 in rounds but gave Canelo the 10-8 for his knockdown scored in the 7th round.

Below is the totals for all the scores, followed by a breakdown of Press then Fan scores. I have as always listed and named every score from the Press and named the boxing forums who send in so many scores.

TOTAL: 194 SCORES.......TROUT 106..........CANELO 81........DRAW 7

PRESS: 45 SCORES...........TROUT 19............CANELO 23........DRAW 3

FANS: 149 SCORES...........TROUT 87............CANELO 58........DRAW 4

List of Press and Fan Forum Scores

Matthew Mojica (Fightsource) 115-112 Trout

Al Bernstein (Showtime TV) 114-114 Draw

Steve Farhood (Showtime TV) 114-113 Canelo

Paulie Malignaggi (Showtime TV) 115-114 Canelo

Dan Rafael (ESPN) 114-113 Canelo

Ryan Burton (BoxingLab) 115-112 Canelo

Pro-Boxing Jake 114-113 Canelo

Billy Ferguson (UKFighthype) 114-113 Canelo

The Boxing Tribune 114-113 Canelo

Ryan Maquinana (Boxing Inside) 114-113 Trout

FightersRated 115-112 Canelo

Corey Quincy (Fighthype) 116-111 Canelo

Brian Campbell (ESPN) 115-112 Trout

Fightnews 114-113 Canelo

Roe (Checkhookboxing) 114-113 Canelo

Victor Salazar (Thaboxingvoice) 115-112 Canelo

Paddy Cronan (Onthegrindboxing) 114-113 Trout

Jorge Hernandez (LowBlow Radio) 114-113 Trout

Tom Gray (RingMagazine) 114-113 Trout

Phil D Jay (Worldboxingnews) 115-112 Canelo

Alex Morris (KTC Boxing) 114-113 Trout

Cliff Roid (Boxingscene) 116-111 Trout

Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Fightnews) 116-111 Trout

John A MacDonald (Thaboxingvoice) 115-112 Trout

Lee John Wyle (Freelance) 115-112 Trout

Tommy Allan (Boxingasylum) 114-114 Draw

Steve Lillis (Boxnation TV) 115-114 Trout

Steve Zemach (Queensbury Rules) 114-113 Trout

David Lotts (Freelance) 114-113 Canelo

Mark Ortega (RingMagazine) 114-113 Trout

Ray Markarian (TheSweetScience) 115-112 Trout

Kieran Muvaney (ESPN) 115-112 Canelo

Terry Dooley (Boxingscene) 116-111 Canelo

Jake Donovan (Boxingscene) 115-112 Canelo

Nes (Thaboxingvoice) 114-113 Trout

Ramon Aranda (3morerounds) 114-113 Canelo

Ernest Gabion (BoxingLab) 114-113 Trout

Kelsey McCarson (Thesweetscience) 116-111 Canelo

Steve Bunce (Boxnation TV) 115-113 Canelo

Rob Day (RingNews24) 114-113 Canelo

Luis Sandoval (Boxinglab) 114-113 Canelo

Josh McDaniel (Leaveitintheringradio) 114-113 Canelo

Nigel Collins (ESPN) 115-114 Canelo

Gabriel Montoya (LeaveitintheringRadio) 114-113 Trout

Gareth Brown (twitter fan) 114-114 Draw

JMckBoxingmadmag (twitter fan) 115-112 Trout

Ben Randall (twitter fan) 115-113 Canelo

Cole Christensen (twitter) 114-113 Canelo

Adam Gerston (twitter fan) 115-112 Trout

Adam Warburton (twitter fan) 114-113 Canelo

Alasdair Hendrie (Twitter fan) 115-112 Canelo

Grubby Jim ( twitter fan ) 114-113 Trout

Alex McIntock (twitter fan) 115-112 Canelo

Jasper (twitter fan) 115-113 Trout

Miguel Rodriguez (twitter fan) 114-113 Canelo

Saddo boxing Forum - 115-114 Trout.......115-112 , 114-113 Canelo

Boxingasylum Forum - 115-112 x4, 115-113 Trout........114-113 x2, 115-112 x3 Canelo

Livefight Forum - 114-113 x3, 115-112 Trout...............115-112 x2 Canelo

Fighthype Forum - 115-112 x4, 115-114 Trout

Ringnews24 Forum - 119-110 Canelo

Doghouseboxing Forum - 116-113, 114-113 Trout...........114-113, 115-112 x2 Canelo

Thesweetscience Forum - 114-113 Canelo

Boxrec Forum - 115-112 x6, 116-111 x2, 115-113 x2, 115-114, 114-113 Trout
                          114-113 x3, 115-112 x3, 115-113 x2, 116-111 x2, 117-110 Canelo

                          114-114 x2 Draw

Eastsideboxing Forum - 114-113 x14, 115-112 x9, 115-114 x2, 115-113 x2, 116-114,
                                       117-112, 116-113 (all for Trout)

                                       114-113 X6, 115-112 X5, 116-111 X2, 116-113, 116-114, 116-112
                                       115-114, (all for Canelo)

                                        114-114 x2 Draw

Boxingscene Forum - 114-113 x7, 115-112 x6, 115-113 x2, 115-114 x2, 116-111 Trout

                                    114-113 x7, 116-111 x2, 115-112 Canelo

Checkhook Boxing Forum - 114-113 x2, 116-112 Trout

Boxing Palace Forum - 115-112 Trout.....................114-113 Canelo