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A roundup of the past weeks notable boxing results from around the world:Saturday at Las VegasAndre Ward W12 Sergey Kovalev --?Fight recap Wins unified light heavyweight title Scores: 114-113 (three times) Records: Ward (31-0, 15 KOs); Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs)Rafaels remarks: In the most significant match of the year -- an HBO PPV showdown between undefeated top-5 pound-for-pound fighters -- fans got the exciting fight they deserved but the decision was controversial as former unified super middleweight world champion Ward, 32, of Oakland, eked out a questionable nod to take three world title belts off Kovalev, 33, the heavy-handed Russian who was making his ninth defense. cheap jerseys online . Although Kovalev hurt Ward with a jab in the first round, dropped him with a right hand to the forehead in the second round and was in total control through the first half of the fight, Ward did make a nice comeback by finding the right range and making adjustments. But he got every possible benefit of the doubt from the three judges, two of whom gave him rounds 7-12 and one who gave him five of the last six rounds.Ward was the favorite of the crowd of 13,310 at T-Mobile Arena, so they were generally happy with the decision, but the vast majority of media had Kovalev winning. Kovalev has a rematch clause and his team said it will exercise it immediately, so expect to see to see this fight again next year.Darleys Perez D10 Maurice Hooker --?Full undercard recap Junior welterweight scores: 97-93 Perez, 97-93 Hooker, 95-95 Records: Perez (33-2-2, 21 KOs); Maurice Hooker (21-0-3, 16 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Perez, 33, of Colombia, a former lightweight world titleholder moving up in weight, deserved the clear and wide decision. It was a bad and boring fight but that was mainly because Hooker, 27, of Dallas, did basically nothing but back up and miss tons of wide punches. He certainly did not come close to living up to his pre-fight boasts of a knockout. Now its one thing not get a knockout if you predict one. Fine. Happens all the time. But to talk the smack Hooker talked and then not even attempt to press the action is bad form. While Hooker ran, Perez went after him throughout the fight and the judges took a win from him. According to CompuBox statistics, Perez landed 146 of 413 punches (35 percent) while Hooker connected on 104 of 485 shots (21 percent). Perez also outjabbed the taller Hooker (69-42).Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO8 Isaac Chilemba -- Full undercard recap Light heavyweight Scores: 96-93 (twice), 95-94 Records: Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KOs); Chilemba (24-5-2, 10 KOs)Rafaels remarks: The 29-year-old Gvozdyk is not your average prospect. He was a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine who had around 250 amateur fights, so he was already pretty advanced. But he was nonetheless taking a major step up in competition against Chilemba, 29, the Malawi native living in South Africa. Some thought Gvozdyk was biting off more than he could chew but he was not. He looked sharp, especially with his jab, in a dominant win, the best of his career.Although Chilemba, who was being trained by the great Roy Jones Jr. for the first time, ultimately retired on his stool following the eighth round because of a right elbow injury he said he suffered in the third round, he was well on his way to defeat as all three judges had Gvozdyk, by far the heavier hitter, ahead 79-73 at the time of the stoppage. Gvozdyks dominance was illustrated by the CompuBox punch statistics. He landed 140 of 533 punches (26 percent) while Chilemba connected with 80 of 354 blows (23 percent). Usually, when a fighter throws more, lands more and lands at a higher rate than his opponent he wins the fight.Curtis Stevens W10 James De La Rosa -- Full undercard recap Middleweight Scores: 98-90, 96-92 (twice) Records: Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs); De La Rosa (23-5, 13 KOs)Rafaels remarks: For three rounds this was a fun fight. The rest of it was dreadful but Stevens, 31, of Brooklyn, New York, had matters well in hand against De La Rosa, 29, of Harlingen, Texas, who lost his third fight in a row. Stevens, a good puncher, started very fast and looked like he might end it quickly when he scored a solid knockdown with a left hand with 20 seconds left in the first round. Stevens kept up the pressure, cutting De La Rosa over the left eye in the second round and engaging him in a wild and extended exchange in the third round that gave you the feeling this was going to be a tremendous brawl. But then all the air went out of the fight. Both guys were perhaps a bit tired or maybe wary of the other mans power. Whatever it was, it turned into a dreadful fight but one that Stevens, a knockout victim to Gennady Golovkin in a 2013 world title bout, won with ease.Claressa Shields W4 Franchon Crews -- Full recap Super middleweight Scores: 40-36 (three times) Records: Shields (1-0, 0 KOs); Crews (0-1)Rafaels remarks: The only bright spot of the entire horrific Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward undercard was this exciting slugfest between Shields and Crews, who gave fans a tremendous show despite Shields legitimately winning every round. It was an absolute travesty that it was not part of the pay-per-view and that is not just because it was an exciting slugfest. It was because Shields, 21, of Flint, Michigan, deserved the exposure for her pro debut following winning her second consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in August as she culminated her incredible 77-1 amateur career as the best female boxer in the world. Crews, 29, of Baltimore, was no pushover either. She was a decorated amateur as well with numerous accolades, despite losses to Shields in the unpaid ranks. They came out swinging like Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns in the opening round and rarely let up. Shields, however, was quicker, stronger and her punches were straighter. If there is going to be someone to bring more interest to womens boxing in the United States, Shields is the one.Saturday at Hanover, GermanyMarco Huck W12 Dmytro Kucher Cruiserweight Scores: 119-109, 117-111 (twice) Records: Huck (40-3-1, 27 KOs); Kucher (24-2-1, 18 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Huck, 32, of Germany, was the dominant cruiserweight in the world from 2009 to 2015, making a division-record tying 13 defenses before getting knocked out in the 11th round of a big upset by Polands Krzysztof Glowacki in August 2015. Huck, typically in exciting fights, has won two fights in a row since, including this lopsided but entertaining affair against European champion Kucher, 32, of Ukraine. There were several close rounds in the fight but Huck did what he always does, which is to grind out a tough, physical fight. Kucher fought well but Huck landed the cleaner, harder punches throughout the fight. In the eighth round, an accidental head butt left Huck with a cut over his left eye. Later in the round, Huck rocked him with a right hand and then tossed him to the mat. Kucher was in trouble but got through it and went the distance but it was a clear loss.Friday at LondonGeorge Groves W12 Eduard Gutknecht Super middleweight Scores: 119-110, 119-109 (twice) Records: Groves (25-3, 18 KOs); Gutknecht (30-5-1, 13 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Groves, 28, of England, is a three-time world title challenger, having lost twice to Carl Froch by knockout and by split decision to Badou Jack. Groves won his fourth fight in a row since the defeat to Jack in September 2015, but it had an unfortunate ending. Groves pounded out a one-sided decision against two-time world title challenger Gutknecht, a 34-year-old Kazakhstan native living in Germany, who took a lot of punishment and suffered a cut left eye in the ninth round. After the fight, Gutknecht collapsed in his dressing room and rushed to the hospital, where he underwent brain surgery. He is reportedly in stable condition. As unfortunate as Gutknechts situation is, the victory probably will propel Groves into another world title opportunity in 2017.Friday at Indio, Calif.Pablo Cesar Cano W10 Mauricio Herrera Welterweight Scores: 97-91 (twice) Cano, 95-93 Herrera Records: Cano (30-5-1, 21 KOs); Herrera (22-7, 7 KOs)Rafaels remarks: In Golden Boys Estrella TV main event, Cano, 26, of Mexico, shook off a split decision loss to Alan Sanchez in May with this good victory in an entertaining scrap against fellow former interim junior welterweight titlist Herrera, 36, of Riverside, California, who lost his second bout in a row. Before the fight Herrera, who many thought outpointed then-junior welterweight world champion Danny Garcia in a controversial loss, said his career might be on the line with another defeat and now he will have some soul searching to do as he looked old. The more aggressive Cano was quicker, stronger and beat him to the punch throughout the fight. Cano, aided by the right hand he landed all night, won rather handily but the scores wound up a bit closer because referee Ray Corona docked points from Cano in the fourth and eighth rounds for repeated low blows.Friday at Kissimmee, Fla.Christopher Diaz W8 Fernando Vargas Featherweight Scores: 79-83, 78-74, 77-75 Records: Diaz (19-0, 11 KOs); Vargas (30-11-3, 20 KOs)Rafaels remarks: Diaz, a 22-year-old prospect from Puerto Rico, got in some good work in a decision win against Mexican veteran Vargas, 28, in the main event of Top Ranks Solo Boxeo series on UniMas. Diaz used his quicker hands and solid combinations to work Vargas over en route to the decision. It was the fifth win of the year for Diaz, who is moving along nicely and positioned for a possible breakout year in 2017.Also on the card, Julian Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs), 22, of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, rolled to a decision win against steppingstone opponent Jerry Belmontes (21-10, 6 KOs), 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Rodriguez, known as Hammer Hands, knocked Belmontes down twice (in the first and second rounds) on his way to shutout scores of 80-70 on two scorecards and 78-72 on the third.In another bout on the show, former middleweight world title challenger Matt Korobov (27-1, 14 KOs), 33, a 2008 Russian Olympian fighting out of Saint Petersburg, Florida, scored an eight-round shutout of journeyman Scott Sigmon (27-10-1, 15 KOs), 29, of Lynchburg, Virginia. Korobov won 80-72 on all three scorecards in his third victory in a row since he got knocked out in the sixth round of a fight he was winning easily by Andy Lee for a vacant middleweight world title in December 2014. wholesale nfl jerseys . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. wholesale jerseys . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. . Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. TEMPE, Ariz. -- Utah was concerned about Arizona States attacking defense. Turns out the Utes can bring a little pressure, too.Joe Williams had another big game in his post-retirement tour and No. 15 Utah had 11 sacks among its 22 tackles for loss, leading the Utes to a 49-26 win over Arizona State Thursday night.We just kept plugging away and the flood gates just opened up near the end of the game, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.Utah (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12, No. 13 AP) overcame a slow start with a series of spectacular plays against the FBS worst passing defense to end an eight-game losing streak in Tempe.Williams ran for 181 yards and a pair of scores, giving him 844 yards and five touchdowns in four games since returning from a four-week retirement.Troy Williams threw for 296 yards and three of his four touchdown passes to Raelon Singleton, who had 116 yards on four catches to help the Utes stay within reach of No. 16 Colorado in the Pac-12 South.Utahs defense found a new level of pressure.The Utes harassed Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins all night, most of it coming from Hunter Dimick . The senior defensive end entered the game with seven sacks and nearly doubled his total against Wilkins, pulling him down five times to break the school record.Utah had six sacks in the fourth quarter and now has the two highest single-game sack totals in FBS this season after getting 10 against San Jose State on Sept. 17.We probably missed him a much as we got him, Dimick said. That dude was a freak athlete, but toward the end we fortunately were able to get him bottled up.Wilkins was adept at avoiding some tackles with some how-did-he-do-that moves in his return from injury, but also made some key mistakes.He threw an interception in the end zone in the first quarter and Chase Hansen put the game put the game out of reach by returning an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.Wilkins finished with 309 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-31 passing.Those are completely mental errors on my part, errors I cant make, Wilkins said.Arizona State (5-5, 2-5) had plenty of mistaakes in its defensive secondary again. cheap nfl jerseys. The Sun Devils held Utah to 27 total yards in the first quarter, but once the Utes got one big play, they kept `em coming.Singleton got the first one, shedding a tackling along the sideline on a 64-yard touchdown . It was the 13th touchdown of 50 yards or more allowed by Arizona State this season.Utahs next touchdown wasnt over 50 yards, but it was spectacular: Siaosi Wilson laying out for a 27-yard catch just inside the pylon, held up by official review.The Sun Devils went back to their defensive lapsing at the end of the second quarter, inexplicably leaving Singleton open -- no one was within 15 yards of him -- in the end zone for a 17-yard score.Williams had the 14th scoring play of 50-plus yards against Arizona State to open the third quarter, breaking a couple tackles on an 82-yard touchdown run.They had a great game plan and stuck to it, Arizona State safety Marcus Ball said. They did some things and schemes, but down the stretch we had some self-inflicted wounds that cost us.SPECTACULAR SUN DEVILSArizona State had a pair of spectacular touchdown of its own.NKeal Harry had one in the second quarter, covering about 50 yards while dodging numerous tacklers on a botched fake play turned into a 31-yard scoring run.Tim White added another in the third quarter, somehow getting a foot down at the edge of the end zone for a 12-yard score.THE TAKEAWAYUtahs defense was at its harassing best and its offense had a nice balance, setting the Utes up nicely for the seasons final two games.Arizona State got a spark from Wilkins return, but couldnt protect him or stop giving up big plays on defense. The Sun Devils need to win one of their final two games to become bowl eligible.UP NEXTUtah hosts Oregon next Saturday before playing at No. 12 Colorado in a potential showdown for the Pac-12 South title.Arizona State hosts No. 4 Washington next Saturday before playing at rival Arizona in its regular-season finale. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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