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2014 As It Happens (SPOILERS)


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Jan 3

First upset of the year happens as Tiger Tor Buamas is stopped in 5 by Alie Laurel. Tiger, previously 15-0 (12), was making the first defense of his WBO Oriental bantamweight title.


Rances Barthelemy stops Argenis Mendez to claim the IBF Super Featherweight in the second upset of the year and in controversial fashion. The 2 KO shots, in round 2, coming well after the bell first rang. First major controversial moment of the year and first world title fight of the year.


Jan 6

Tesshin Okada becomes the first boxing fatality of the year. The Japanese 21 year old died in hospital following injuries suffered on December 20th.


Jan 11

Masayoshi Nakatani defeats Yoshitaka Kato to announce himself on the Asian scene and win the OPBF title at 135lbs


Jan 17

Go Odaira takes a decision over Masashi Tada in the first Japanese title fight of the year.

Ivan Redkach's hype loses some momentum with a very hard fought decision over Tony Luis

John Thompson (around a 1.22 favourite) is stopped by Frank Galarza


Jan 18

Ana Laura Esteche claims a major upset as she dominates Monica Silvina Acosta to claim the female WBA Light Welterweight title

Jean Pascal defeats Lucien Bute in the first "big" fight of the year, which falls short of expectation


Jan 21

Srisaket and Suriyan both successful in Thailand


Jan 22

Thai novice Amnat Ruenroeng defeats Rocky Fuentes to claim the IBF Flyweight title


Jan 25

Champions retain world titles as Marco Huck, Mikey Garcia and Lamont Peterson are all successful.

Yamaguchi Falcao is involved in a rare double DQ on his debut

Emiliano Marsili defeats Pasquale Di Silvio in a thrilling European title fight


Jan 30

Victor Ortiz's career is left in tatters courtesy of Luis Collazo


Feb 1

Rey Loreto scores a KTFO of Nkosinathi Joyi in a KO of the year contender and, as a 10-to-1 under-dog, a clear upset of the year contender

Gennady Golovkin continues his streak stopping Osumanu Adama


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