Archive for January 26th, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – One of New England’s leading pro prospects, junior welterweight Omar Bordoy, Jr., has prepared to make a statement February 10th at “New England’s Future 5”, presented Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), at The Palladium in Worcester. Fighting out of Danbury, Connecticut, Bordoy (3-0, 1 KO) faces Puerto Rican-born opponent, Alexander “El Bravo” Picot (2-4-1), in a four-round bout. “My opponent is tough, and he always comes to fight,” Bordoy said. “He keeps coming forward and that’s going to make for an exciting fight.” The 22-year-old Bordoy is the typical example of a volatile teenager who found his way in boxing. He was a high school football player who started boxing at the age of 17. Bordoy had an abbreviated amateur career, highlighted by his winning Read more […]

Zimbabwean Elvis Moyo continued the impressive resurrection of his career on Friday night, January 26, as he retained the World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Heavyweight title on home ground at the City Sports Centre in Harare. Moyo, who returned to boxing last July after four years competing in MMA, made his first title-defense of his second reign as WBF All Africa titlist, scoring a unanimous decision over South Africa-based Congolese Knife Didier. The fight was a back-and-forth brutal brawl, with both boxers attacking each other aggressively, but the superiority in power for Moyo gave him the edge. After ten rounds, it was clear that the champion had done enough to retain his crown, but it was a lot closer than the scorecards suggested. Judge Eddie Marshall scored the very Read more […]

Frenchman Nicholas Salsi won his fourth fight in a row to capture the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Eurasia Cruiserweight title on Thursday, January 25, in Grenoble, only a few kilometres from his home-town Pont-de-Claix. Salsi (36), who improved his record to 9-4-1 (3), faced game 22-year-old Georgian Paata Aduashvili, 24-21-3 (16), and impressed a nice crowd at the Salle Malherbes, winning his first professional title by fifth round technical knockout. Aduashvili came out strong and fast in the first round, but was unlucky to get an eight-count after what seemed to be a slip when his feet tangled with Salsi´s. Rounds two and three were fairly even, with both men having their moments, and it looked as if it would be a long, hard night for the local favourite. But in round four Salsi Read more […]