09/09/2017 Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck

Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017

WBO JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany 

Promoter:  Sauerland Event / Wilfried Sauerland

Supervisor:   Istvan Kovacs

Referee: Robert Byrd

Judges:  Zoltan Enyedi, Matteo Montella, Robin Taylor

Results:   WBO Jr. Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) successfully defended his title in stopping former champion Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs) in the 10th round.

TV:  Canada Super Channel, Germany SAT.1

Photos: Usyk Dominates, Stops Marco Huck in Tenth Round

By Alexey Sukachev

Berlin, Germany – In the first bout of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight tournament, Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage of former champion Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs) to retain the WBO Jr. Heavyweight title.

Usyk will now have to face the winner of the September 30th clash between WBC champion Mairis Briedis and Mike Perez, which takes place in Latvia.

The tournament has been given to us by Comosa AG – a specifically created franchise, which has familiar names of Richard Schaefer and Sauerland Event behind it – is a play-off style tournament between the certain division’s best fighters. The tournament formula has previously proved to be successful in both long-time and short-period formats.

In round one, Usyk, 30 years old, stayed at the distance, using his excellent footwork to avoid long, lean power shots of the former WBO Jr. Heavyweight champion. Huck was reserved and fought behind his trademark high guard. Huck exploded during the last minute of the round, landing several hard shots on the gloves of Usyk, wisely attached to he back of his head, as the German tried to apply his well-known dirty tactics to distract the Ukrainian. Usyk retaliated with body shots.

The second saw the champion utilizing his potent southpaw jab to keep Huck at bay. The Kapt’n was powerful enough to make his way throw those connections but not enough power to trouble Usyk on the inside. The Ukrainian bombed Huck during the last minute of the round and hurt him at the ropes with several straight left hands. Usyk’s jab was at is prettiest in the third, as he peppered the veteran one-two-three more times. WBO #9 and TBRB #10 Huck tried straight right hands against the Ukrainian southpaw but landed few, as the champion perfectly controlled the distance, forcing the German to miss badly. Usyk exploded with short left power punches at the end of the round. Huck was pinned to the ropes and lucky not to go down after several clear landings.

Clinches appeared as a new weapon for Huck in the fourth. But to apply clinch you should be near your opponent, and Huck had increasingly harder time getting in throw major right jab of Usyk. The German landed a huge right hand to warn Usyk at the end of the second minute of the round, but the Ukrainian retaliated with hard damaging blows, once again pummeling the veteran fighter around the ring. Usyk was the boss of the fifth, as he kept stalking Huck and pinning him with big left hands. The challenger’s outbursts were scarce, producing little effect on his onrushing opponent. The end of the round saw Huck reeling, with the smiling Ukrainian landing one punch after another.

The sixth wasn’t a busy round for both. Usyk looked for a short pause, and Huck was battered enough where he was unable to produce meaningful offensive against the Ukrainian. However, in the seventh, the battering continued for the 32-year old German Bosnian, whose birth name is Muamer Hukic. Usyk was all over Huck during the last two minutes of the round, dealing damage to the German, playing with him, beating him to the punch.

The Battery continued into the eighth, as Usyk was once again all over Huck. Marco showed solid chin and will to withstand the champion’s attacks and to retaliate, though the counter fire was sparse. Usyk tried to went in for kill after landing a huge left bomb at the end of the round but he slipped, and the German immediately hit him with a right hand while Usyk was down. Referee Robert Byrd interrupted the action and deducted a point from Huck.

The Ukrainian continued to humiliate Huck in the ninth, and the German’s mild successes were becoming increasingly rare. Huck was landing punches below the beltline yet he was hurt several times in the ninth. Usyk mixed body shots and head punches to double the effect

The logic end of a one-sided beatdown was reached in the tenth round. Usyk applied a non-stop aggression towards Huck, missing almost zero punches and landing them at will. Huck, his face reddened, had been wobbling around the ring in pain for two minutes, before the referee finally waved it off at 2:50 of the tenth.

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11/19/2016 Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward

Date:   Saturday, November 19, 2016

WBO/IBF/WBA LT. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:  Main Events / Kathy Duva – Roc Nation / David Itskowitch

Supervisor:  Genaro Rodriguez

Referee:  Robert Byrd

Judges:  John McKaie; Burt Clements; Glenn Trowbridge

Results:   Andre Ward is the new WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight champion after winning by unanimous decision over Sergey Kovalev.

TV:  USA HBO PPV, Panama RPC Channel 4, Mexico Televisa, Australia Main Event, Hungary Sport 1

11/07/2015 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Romulo Koasicha

Date:   Saturday,  November 7, 2015

WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter:   Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:  Luis Perez

Referee:  Robert Byrd

Judges:  Patricia Morse Jarman, Dave Moretti, Don Trella

Results:   The Champion Vasyl Lomachenko retains the WBO Featherweight Title against Romulo Koasicha by KO in the 10th round.

TV:   USA HBO, New Zealand Sky Arena, Hungary Sport 1

05/02/2015 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez

Date:   Saturday, May 2, 2015

WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Promoter: Top Rank (Bob Arum)

Supervisor:  Richard De Cuir

Referee:  Robert Byrd

Judges:   Patricial Morse Jarman; Jerry Roth; John McKaie

Results:    WBO Featherweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defends his title against challenger Gamalier “Gammy” Rodriguez with a knockout in the ninth round.

TV: USA Showtime – USA HBO PPV – Mexico Televisa – Mexico Azteca – United Kingdom SKY – Hungary Sport 1 – Australia Main Event

(11/15/2014) DONNIE NIETES vs. CARLOS VELARDE

Date:  Saturday, November 15, 2014

WBO  JR. FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Phillipines

Promoter:   ALA Promotions / Michael D. Aldeguer

Supervisor:   Leon Panoncillo

Referee:   Robert Byrd

Judges:  Rose M. Lacend; Salven Lugumbay; Masakazu Murase

Results:   The WBO Jr. Flyweight Champion Donnie Nietes successfully defended the title stopping Carlos Velarde  by KO in the seventh round.

TV:  Phillipines ABS-CBN Channel 2

09/27/2014 ARTHUR ABRAHAM VS. PAUL SMITH

Date:  Saturday, September 27, 2014

WBO SUP. MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Promoter:  Sauerland Events / Wilfried Sauerland

Supervisor:   István Kovács

Referee:   Robert Byrd

Judges:   Waleska Roldan (117-110); Fernando Laguna (119-109); Zoltan Enyedi (117-111)

Results:   The Champion Arthur Abraham retained the WBO Sup. Middleweight Title against Paul Smith by Unanimous Decision.

TV:  Germany ARD, Hungary Sport 1

(05/10/2014) Donnie Nietes vs. Moises Fuentes

Date:  Saturday, May 10, 2014

WBO Jr. Flyweight Championship Title Bout

Location:  SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Phillipines

Promoter:  ALA Promotions

Supervisor:  Leon Panoncillo, Jr.

Referee:   Robert  Byrd

Judges:  Waleska Roldan;  Robert  Hoyle;  Fernando  Laguna

Result:   The  Champion Donnie  Nietes retains the WBO Junior Flyweight Title over Moises Fuentes by KO in the 9th round.

TOMOKI KAMEDA RETAINS WBO BANTAM BELT

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By Joe Koizumi –

Photos by Sumio Yamada –

OSAKA, JAPAN

Unbeaten Japanese speedster Tomoki Kameda (29-0, 18 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBO bantamweight title as he positively outjabbed and outpunched previously unbeaten Immanuel Naidjala (17-1-1, 11 KOs), 118, from Namibia, winning a unanimous verdict over twelve fast rounds on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan.  It was the second of a world title tripleheader.

Adelaide Byrd, Don Trella and Carlos Ortiz Jr., all from the US, saw the unanimous affair 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111 respectively in Tomoki’s favor.  The third man was Robert Byrd, US.

Tomoki, 22, proved faster and busier throughout the contest in his first defense since he dethroned Namibian Paulus Ambunda by a unanimous nod in Cebu, Philippines, this August.

It was a rather easy fight for Tomoki since he quickly took the initiative in round two, when he connected with a solid left hook and almost topped the 29-year-old Namibian, whose hand speed had been highly expected.  But Tomoki proved his hand was faster than the unbeaten challenger who had gained the WBO Africa belt and IBF international belts in the 118-pound category.

It was Tomoki that positively made his fight by throwing good jabs and body shots to the less aggressive African.  Naidjala, as tall as the champ, turned loose in rounds six and seven, when he landed a good right to the champ’s face as Tomoki looked temporarily less aggressive after his opening attack in earlier rounds.

From the eighth on did Kameda regain his rhythm in mixing it up to score with quick combinations in the close range.  His body attack looked effective enough to make Naidjala fading down the stretch.

The champ said, “I’m not satisfied with my performance.  I wished to finish this challenger, but couldn’t.  I’ll win in my next mandatory title bout.”  The top contender is Randy Caballero, 20-0, 12 KOs, NABO bantam champ from California, who may be a threat against the Japanese speedster.

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Bradley-Marquez officials named

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Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank –

By Karl Freitag –

At Wednesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting, it was decided that the officials for the WBO welterweight championship bout between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will be referee Robert Byrd, judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman. With Marquez making $6 million and Bradley 4.1 million, the fee schedule lists $5000 for the referee and $3500 for the judges,

The officials for the WBO featherweight championship bout between Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz will be referee Kenny Bayless, judges are Jerry Roth, Glenn Trowbridge, Ed Kubler.

Following the CJ Ross controversy in the Mayweather-Alvarez fight, extra attention was paid to the selection of officials as NSAC executive director Keith Kizer explained the process and the commission carefully deliberated on Kizer’s recommendations. That portion of the meeting lasted 28 minutes.

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has named the officials for the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO welterweight title fight on October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The officials for the October 12 WBO welterweight title fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have been named.

According to Karl Freitag of FightNews.com, Robert Byrd was designated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to be the referee. The judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman.

The Bradley-Marquez bout is the next major Nevada card since Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. bested Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by majority decision on September 14. Judge C.J. Ross drew controversy for scoring the bout 114 for both fighters when it was clear Mayweather should have been ahead in the scorecards.

Ross was also a judge of the June 2012 fight between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, who lost by split decision. It was a fight “most thought Pacquiao had easily won,” per ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

Rafael adds NSAC chairman Bill Brady “promised a more thorough discussion” of the officials, who were recommended committee executive director Keith Kizer. Kizer was interrogated by an NSAC panel on why he chose the individuals in his list.

Bradley and Marquez are responsible for Pacquiao’s two most recent losses. Bradley, as previously mentioned, squeaked by Pacquiao 15 months ago while Marquez stunned the boxing world by knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their December 8, 2012 bout.

Marquez will attempt to earn the WBO welterweight title belt at the age of 40. Bradley is all praises for his opponent, who he considers to be a late bloomer. However, he said Marquez and his camp “will never stop my will to win.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is predicting the number of pay-per-view broadcasts for the bout to hover around the 500,000 range, according to Anthny Riccobono of the Internaional Business Times. 

Bradley is seeking to maintain an unbleimished 30-0 record. He also has 12 knockouts and will make $4.1 million for the fight.

Marquez, on the other hand, is 55-6-1 with 40 stoppages and will earn a $6 million paycheck.
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has named the officials for the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO welterweight title fight on October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The officials for the October 12 WBO welterweight title fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have been named.

According to Karl Freitag of FightNews.com, Robert Byrd was designated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to be the referee. The judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman.

The Bradley-Marquez bout is the next major Nevada card since Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. bested Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by majority decision on September 14. Judge C.J. Ross drew controversy for scoring the bout 114 for both fighters when it was clear Mayweather should have been ahead in the scorecards.

Ross was also a judge of the June 2012 fight between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, who lost by split decision. It was a fight “most thought Pacquiao had easily won,” per ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

Rafael adds NSAC chairman Bill Brady “promised a more thorough discussion” of the officials, who were recommended committee executive director Keith Kizer. Kizer was interrogated by an NSAC panel on why he chose the individuals in his list.

Bradley and Marquez are responsible for Pacquiao’s two most recent losses. Bradley, as previously mentioned, squeaked by Pacquiao 15 months ago while Marquez stunned the boxing world by knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their December 8, 2012 bout.

Marquez will attempt to earn the WBO welterweight title belt at the age of 40. Bradley is all praises for his opponent, who he considers to be a late bloomer. However, he said Marquez and his camp “will never stop my will to win.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is predicting the number of pay-per-view broadcasts for the bout to hover around the 500,000 range, according to Anthny Riccobono of the Internaional Business Times. 

Bradley is seeking to maintain an unbleimished 30-0 record. He also has 12 knockouts and will make $4.1 million for the fight.

Marquez, on the other hand, is 55-6-1 with 40 stoppages and will earn a $6 million paycheck.
Read more at http://www.sportballa.com/2013/09/111632/officials-named-timothy-bradley-juan-manuel-marquez-fight-october-12#AYKRPHCVLFMbypvo.99

OMB con seminarios de oficiales y médicos

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Por Ludo Saenz L. Luaces y Pablo Fletes en Budapest –

El segundo día de los trabajos de la 26ta. Convención Anual de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) transcurrió con los seminarios de oficiales de la entidad, así como seminarios para supervisores y los seminarios médicos, llevados a cabo en el Hotel Intercontinental Budapest, en Budapest, Hungría.

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En la mañana y tarde de Hungría el árbitro puertorriqueño Genaro “Gino” Rodríguez dirigió el Seminario de los Oficiales de la OMB, que contó con mensajes y recomendaciones de los oficiales Lisa Giampa, Chuck Giampa, Jack Reiss y Robert Byrd, y la participación de jueces y árbitros de diferentes partes del mundo. Además, se celebró el Seminario de los Supervisores, que fue dirigido por el vicepresidente de la OMB, John Duggan.

También se dio a conocer el informe económico del organismo.

Por otra parte, durante la noche del martes, se efectuó una actividad en Farm Lázár, donde los asistentes disfrutaron de eventos variados y donde dijo presente el promotor estadounidense Don King.

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