Photos: Viktor Faust Stops Iago Kiladze in Two-Round War of Knockdowns

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida – In a wild heavyweight clash, Viktor Faust (9-0, 7 KOs) overcame two knockdowns and scored three knockdowns of his own to put away Iago Kiladze (27-6-1, 19 KOs) in the second. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

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In the first, Faust came out pawing with the jab and landed a big combination to drop Kiladze down on his back against the ropes. Faust went after him – but then Kilazde landed a big counter right hand to drop Faust against the ropes. Kiladze went to jump on him and then Faust connected with a counter and dropped him down for a second time. They were swinging for the fences, with Kiladze rocking Faust again with a combination. 

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At the start of the second, Kilazde landed another combination to drop Faust down hard for a second time. Both boxers were cut from punches. As Kiladze went after him, Faust dropped him down again for a third time. Kiladze got up and the referee waved off the fight. Kiladze, who still seemed to have his wits, was very angered by the stoppage.

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Photos: Luis Ortiz Dropped Twice, Drills Charles Martin in Sixth

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida – In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, Luis Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to blast out former champion Charles Martin (28-3-1, 25 KOs) in the sixth round. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

Coming in, Ortiz’s two career defeats, both by knockout, were at the hands of Deontay Wilder. 

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Both were jabbing to the body in the first round. Ortiz was pressing forward and shooting a hard jab. Martin landed a quick left hand to drop Ortiz to his knees for a knockdown. Once that happened, Martin became more active with is punches. At the start of the second, Ortiz came out firing with a lot of punches, which generated a reaction by Martin to throw back. Martin was targeting the body and countering well. Ortiz landed a solid left to push Martin back and he was starting to get more aggressive.

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In the third, Ortiz once again came out pressing forward and looking to land big. Both were jabbing. The action was very close. Martin came out firing in the fourth, to press Ortiz back. Ortiz began to shoot his jab and was giving Martin trouble. Ortiz was starting to target the body and then go to the head. At the end of the round, Martin caught Ortiz with a stiff jab for another knockdown.   

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Both were picking their spots in the fifth. Ortiz rallied in the final minute with a lot of activity to the head and body. Martin was badly hurt at the start of the sixth round and dropped against the ropes. Ortiz was unloading with a ton of punches to drop Martin for a second time. Martin got up on unsteady legs and the fight was waved off.

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Photos: Frank Sanchez Bags One-Sided Decision Over Christian Hammer

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida – Rising heavyweight Frank Sanchez (20-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Christian Hammer (26-9, 16 KOs). (photos by Ryan Hafey)

All three judges scored it 100-89.

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Hammer accepted the fight on late notice when original opponent, Carlos Negron, tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sanchez started the first round in his usual manner, by boxing and using movement. In the second, Sanchez was getting more active with his punches. Hammer was coming forward and applying pressure on Sanchez, who was countering and working a jab. In the third, Hammer was starting to take more hard punches and seemed to get staggered from a few hard hooks to the body.

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In the fourth and fifth, Sanchez was outboxing and outlanding the game Hammer, who continued to come forward and throw. It was more of the same in sixth and seventh. Sanchez was landing, but not putting together a lot of punches. There wasn’t much of a change in the eighth, ninth and tenth, with Sanchez taking few chances and easily outboxing Hammer. A knockdown was called on Hammer in the last 15 seconds of the fight, but the replay showed it was push. 

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Photos: Jonnie Rice Bloodies, Busts Up Michael Coffie in Rematch Win

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida – In a heavyweight rematch, Jonnie Rice (15-6-1, 10 KOs) proved that his last fight was no fluke, as he outboxed and decisioned Michael Coffie (12-2, 9 KOs) for a ten round unanimous decision. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The scores were 97-93, 97-93, 99-91.

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Back in July, Rice pulled off a big upset when he stopped Coffie in five rounds. 

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In the second bout, Coffie came out jabbing in the first round. Rice was staying patient and looking for openings. It was still slow in the second, with both being tactical.  The action was starting to get off in the third, with Coffie starting to let his hands go more often. 

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During the fourth, Rice rocked Coffie bad with a counter and then went after him with big punches. Coffie weathered the storm and began to trade punches with Rice. In the fifth, Coffie was taking the fight to Rice and began to target the body. Both boxers looked tired as the round played out.

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In the sixth, Rice began to put his punches together and was landing numerous shots on Coffie in the corner. Coffie’s left eye was now cut. During the seventh, Rice had the advantage with Coffie’s left eye swelling bad by this point. Rice continued to outwork a very tired Coffie in the eighth and ninth. Coffie was trying to rally in the tenth, with Rice being defensive and picking his spots until the final bell.

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Photos: Rice-Coffie, Washington-Demirezen, Faust-Kiladze – Fights Set

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and former world champion Charles Martin went face-to-face at the official weigh-in Friday before they meet in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, January 1 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The weigh-in also featured rising heavyweight star Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez and Christian Hammer, who duel in the 10-round co-main event.

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Rounding out the heavyweight extravaganza and facing off at Friday’s event were heavyweight contenders Jonnie Rice and Michael Coffie, who meet in a 10-round rematch, former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who battle in a 10-round fight, and unbeaten Viktor Faust and Iago Kiladze, who square off in the 10-round pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Photos: Frank Sanchez, Christian Hammer – Set For Showdown

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and former world champion Charles Martin went face-to-face at the official weigh-in Friday before they meet in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, January 1 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The weigh-in also featured rising heavyweight star Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez and Christian Hammer, who duel in the 10-round co-main event.

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Rounding out the heavyweight extravaganza and facing off at Friday’s event were heavyweight contenders Jonnie Rice and Michael Coffie, who meet in a 10-round rematch, former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who battle in a 10-round fight, and unbeaten Viktor Faust and Iago Kiladze, who square off in the 10-round pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Photos: Luis Ortiz, Charles Martin – Ready For Battle in Title Eliminator

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and former world champion Charles Martin went face-to-face at the official weigh-in Friday before they meet in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, January 1 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The weigh-in also featured rising heavyweight star Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez and Christian Hammer, who duel in the 10-round co-main event.

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Rounding out the heavyweight extravaganza and facing off at Friday’s event were heavyweight contenders Jonnie Rice and Michael Coffie, who meet in a 10-round rematch, former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who battle in a 10-round fight, and unbeaten Viktor Faust and Iago Kiladze, who square off in the 10-round pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Photos: Sanchez-Hammer, Rice-Coffie, Washington-Demirezen, Faust-Kiladze – Face-Offs

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and former world champion Charles Martin went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they meet in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, January 1 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The press conference also featured rising heavyweight star Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez and Christian Hammer, who duel in the 10-round co-main event.

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Rounding out the heavyweight extravaganza and facing off at Thursday’s event were heavyweight contenders Jonnie Rice and Michael Coffie, who meet in a 10-round rematch, former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who battle in a 10-round fight, and unbeaten Viktor Faust and Iago Kiladze, who square off in the 10-round pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Photos: Luis Ortiz, Charles Martin – Face To Face at Final Presser

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and former world champion Charles Martin went face-to-face at the final press conference Thursday before they meet in an IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, January 1 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. (photos by Ryan Hafey)

The press conference also featured rising heavyweight star Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez and Christian Hammer, who duel in the 10-round co-main event.

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Rounding out the heavyweight extravaganza and facing off at Thursday’s event were heavyweight contenders Jonnie Rice and Michael Coffie, who meet in a 10-round rematch, former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington and Turkish Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen, who battle in a 10-round fight, and unbeaten Viktor Faust and Iago Kiladze, who square off in the 10-round pay-per-view opener at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Photos: Canelo Distributes Toys in Monterrey To Children in Need

WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been distributing thousands of toys for children in need.

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The undisputed champion at 168-pounds brought joy to youngsters in Monterrey with a trailer full of toys of all kinds, driving the HGV through the streets of the city for miles to win smiles.

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Canelo, in addition to succeeding in boxing, has taken part in consistent social work to help those in need.

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Now it was his turn to bring a smile to the children of the DIF of Nuevo Leon this Christmas, bringing them more than five thousand toys.

“There is no reason to thank me. I do not need a thank you because I do it from the heart. I do what I can for the people who need it. Whenever I can, I will be supporting them. Thank you for receiving me and have a Merry Christmas,” said Canelo.

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