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Maldonado Jr. vs. Imam now for WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Championship

Fidel Maldonado vs Amir Imam

Fidel Maldonado Jr. vs. Amir Imam Winner Will Add WBC Belt to their Résumé Yesterday afternoon it was announced that Saturday’s light welterweight bout between Albuquerque’s Fidel Maldonado Jr. and New York’s Amir Imam will now be for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight Championship. The last fight to take place for the title was the 2014 Fight of the ...

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Fidel Maldonado Jr. Opens up as a Big Underdog to Amir Imam

Fidel Maldonado Jr. vs. Amir Imam Opening Odds Earlier today the first odds to this weekend’s Showtime opening televised bout featuring light welterweight prospects Fidel Maldonado Jr. and undefeated Amir Imam were released. Two European Sportsbooks, Paddypower and BoyleSports, have the Duke City’s best boxer as a 4.5 to 1 and 5 to 1 underdog while Imam (15-0, 13KOs) is ...

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2014 SWFight Boxer of the Year: Abie Han

Abraham Han

Abraham Han’s 3-0, 2KO Year Earns him our 2014 Boxer of the Year A positive that came out of 2014’s boxing year in New Mexico and El Paso were more competitive matches in the area between locals and outsiders from nearing states. The fight cards that followed this formula gave us exciting and drama filled bouts. Crespin and Louishomme, Torres ...

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2014 SWFight.com Boxing: Fight of the Year, Shabazz vs. Cardona

Siju Shabazz and Izaac Cardona Ignite El Paso County Coliseum The Albuquerque-area gave us a thrilling contest between Josh Torres and Jose Marrufo, a bout that could have gone either way, Maurice Louishome and Arturo Crespin gave us a fight with so much drama that Univision would have aired it as a seven-part novela mini-series. At the beginning of the ...

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2014 SWFight.com Boxing Knockout of the Year

Angelo Leo Wins SWFight.com’s Boxing Knockout of the Year Up until his fourth professional fight Angelo Leo (5-0, 2KOs) had not shown a lot knockout power. The bantamweight narrowly squeezed out two of his first three victories via majority decision.  He must have learned to not let the his fights go to the judges as on January 25th’s “Return Of The ...

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2014 SWFight.com MMA Knockout of the Year

Damacio Page’s violent overhand right “heard ’round the world” is this year’s MMA “Knockout of the Year” This past October, Legacy FC came to New Mexico for the second time and brought with them the intrigue of two title fights. The show on paper was stacked with exciting match-ups and from the very start, Legacy FC 36 delivered excitement to ...

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Fidel Maldonado Jr. to Face Undefeated Amir Imam at MGM Grand

Maldonado Jr. Scheduled to Fight Amir Imam January 17th on  Stiverne vs. Wilder Undercard Just few days after a very disappointing no contest match in Mexico, Albuquerque boxer Fidel Maldonado Jr. already has a new match scheduled for 2015. He will be facing undefeated New York prospect Amir Imam on the Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder WBC Heavyweight title fight. The ...

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Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington Rebooked for UFC 184

Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington Verbally Agree to February 28 Bout at UFC 184 in Los Angeles After an injury cancelled their original December 6 date, Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington have been rescheduled to square-off February 28, 2015 when UFC 184 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout will help make up the undercard ...

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2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year

Slade Ring’s ‘Omoplata Choke’ 2014 SWFight.com Submission of the Year The “Submission of the Year” from 2013 really set the bar high for 2014 as Adrian Cruz and his extremely rare scarf-hold arm-lock submission really set a standard for degree of difficulty necessary to win our annual award. However, an amateur fighter was able to hit that bar and ensure that ...

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“The Dirty Bird” Meets “Lyoto” At Fight Night ‘Machida vs. Dollaway’ In Brazil On Saturday Night

Tim Means has quietly become a legitimate UFC veteran heading into his seventh bout inside the UFC’s Octagon. “The Dirty Bird” has amassed a record of 3-3 while fighting for the promotion and is currently heading into a bout this Saturday night with momentum from his last outing where he defeated a very durable Hernani Perpetuo via a Judge’s Decision. Looking to ...

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