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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

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Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

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Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC atomweight champ Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7 KOs) and WBA light-minimumweight titlist Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4 KOs), ...

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Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF lightweight champ, WBC#13 Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6 KOs), 134.75, successfully retained his regional belt when ...

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Boxing back in Toronto tonight

Boxing returns to Toronto tonight. It will be the promotional debut of local young businessman Lee Baxter. His famed Tatoo Parlor FY Ink’s celebrity clients lists such names as Justin Bieber, Drake, 2-time NBA champion Chris Bosh, and many more. His show will take place tonight at the Woodbine Convention Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Baxter is optimistic that he can turn Toronto into a boxing town. “Toronto fans are very passionate about sports. My goal is to get that same enthusiasm and support from them towards boxing in Toronto,” said Baxter.

The main event will feature local favorite Toronto based Colombian Samuel Vargas (21-2-1, 11KOs) taking on Ulises Jimenez (21-16-1, 15KOs) of Mexico. The co-feature will have unbeaten Canadian Brandon Brewer (15-0-1, 7KOs) vs Patryk Litkiewicz (17-8, 11KOs) of Poland.



August 11th, 2015


Boxing News

Chocolatito-Viloria set for GGG-Lemieux PPV

Undefeated World Boxing Council Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO’s) will defend his title against former two-division world champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 22KO’s) as the co-feature to the World Middleweight Title Unification battle between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and David Lemieux set for Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Advance tickets priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50 will go on sale this Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET through the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Arum says he can make Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan clash early next year

By James Slater

Amir Khan, who has been repeatedly turned down as an opponent by superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior (and can now, in light of Floyd’s “last” fight having been announced and retirement for the 48-0 master seemingly imminent, forever say goodbye to the dream fight) deserves a big fight. According to Top Rank CEO bob Arum, Khan can have one next year.

In a exclusive with The Telegraph, Arum said he is looking to make a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Khan next year, most likely in the Middle East.

“This kid Amir Khan keeps shooting his mouth off about Manny Pacquiao,” Arum told The Telegraph’s Gareth A. Davies. “I can arrange for Khan to fight Pacquiao. Amir Khan has been begging Mayweather for a fight and now he can get a major fight. I’m not a hard guy to deal with. I’m not going to mess them around. That’s [Mayweather Vs. Andre Berto on Sept. 12th] a farce. Mayweather should have fought Khan next. One thing’s for sure, Pacquiao is not ducking Khan. Pacquiao will fight him. I don’t know if Khan will fight Pacquiao, but it’s available.” (more…)



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Ito acquires OPBF 130lb belt; Takenaka dethrones OPBF 126lb champ Rufino

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Once-beaten Masayuki Ito (17-1-1, 8 KOs), 129.75, acquired the vacant OPBF super-featherweight belt as he was awarded a TKO victory over Dai Iwai (17-4-1, 6 KOs), 130, at 2:27 of the tenth round in a twelve round elimination bout for the vacant championship on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. In a companion title bout, OPBF#9 ranked Japanese challenger Ryo Takenaka (13-3-1, 7 KOs), 125.75, captured the OPBF featherweight throne by putting defending titlist, Filipino southpaw Vinvin Rufino (37-17-3, 16 KOs), 125.75, prone for the referee’s prompt intervention at 0:58 of the fifth round.

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August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Bronco Billy needs rated foe to break into top 15

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By Karl Freitag

50-year-old heavyweight contender Bronco Billy Wright (48-4, 39 KOs) is currently rated #17 by the WBC. He hasn’t tasted defeat since 1998, currently holds three WBC regional titles and has 15 straight KO wins, but Bronco Billy hasn’t been able to break into the WBC’s top 15. And it doesn’t look like he will until he beats a rated opponent.

We asked WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman what it would take to get Bronco Billy into the top 15. “Billy Wright is an exceptional human being,” said Sulaiman. “Very dear person, family man. A boxer who represents the best of everything. The WBC has done its best to support him, but there is a limit to what the WBC organization can do, because we are not managers or promoters. We have asked Billy to land a fight against a rated opponent, because most of his fights end up being against mediocre opposition. That doesn’t help his case because the committee requests fights and then he can’t land a fight against a rated opponent so it’s been a cycle. One of my goals is to help him find a fight against a fighter who could give him the opportunity to demonstrate what he can do in the higher level.”

Technically, with the 300-pound Wright sitting at #17, he could qualify to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, although a vote would be required. Wilder is looking to make a voluntary defense on September 26 with no opponent named so far.



August 11th, 2015

UFC

Dana White says Cristiane Justino was never offered Ronda Rousey fight

Last Friday, Tito Ortiz, a former training partner of Cristiane Justino, told AXS-TV’s “Inside MMA” that the fighter better known as “Cyborg” was offered a fight against Ronda Rousey in December at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Green

Photo: Brett Bonetti

Photo: Brett Bonetti


By Brett Bonetti

Australia’s only four-time Three Division World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KOs) has been forced to find a new opponent for his comeback fight next week at Hisense Arena in Melbourne Australia on Wednesday August 19. Green was scheduled to face Tamas Kovacs (26-1, 15 KOs), however, the Slovakian has suffered a severe neck injury in training and had to pull out of the much hyped fight. Taking the fight on short notice will be another former world title challenger Roberto Feliciano Bolonti (36-3, 25 KOs) from Argentina.

Matchmaker Don Majeski searched for an opponent that could replace the injured Kovacs in short notice and found Bolonti willing to take this challenge. Bolonti only 17 days ago won the WBC Latino Light Heavyweight Belt in a second round KO, so he is fresh and completely ready to rumble” Green said. (more…)



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Cunningham has faith in his chances against Tarver

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Anyone who follows Steve “USS” Cunningham knows that he is a fighter who has seen it all in the ring. In his 15-year run as a pro, he has had numerous highs and just as many lows along the way. Cunningham has won titles, lost titles, been put on the shelf by more than one promoter, has often lost the political game to more powerful players, and suffered more robberies than a bank without a security guard. He has also endured more challenges in his personal life than most of us could ever imagine. With all this drama, many, at point or another, have figured Cunningham’s career had come to an end.

However, if you know the career of Steve Cunningham, you know that he is a fighter who seems to have nine lives.

His last outing was a perfect example. With a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko hanging in the balance, Cunningham boxed circles around Vyacheslav Glazkov in their 12-round title eliminator. The performance should have been enough to earn the former two-time cruiserweight champ the lucrative payday for which he’s been waiting and fighting for so long. However, when the decision was announced, it was Glazkov who won the lottery. Cunningham merely took it on the chin, once again. (more…)



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather names top 5 fighters of all time

WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather visited ESPN Deportes and named his top 5 fighters of all time.

1. Floyd Mayweather
2. Roberto Duran
3. Pernell Whitaker
4. Julio Cesar Chavez
5. Muhammad Ali



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Opponents confirmed for Nielsen and Markussen

Patrick Nielsen (26-1, 12 KOs) and Rudy Markussen (38-3, 25 KOs) continue their ‘Collision Course’ on September 12 when the Nordic Fight Night returns to the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. With a Danish mega-fight on the horizon, the bitter rivals cannot afford any slip-ups in their tupe-up matches.

Nielsen, the current WBA International Champion, returns to face Brazilian brawler Samir Santos Barbosa (36-12-3, 25 KOs). Markussen, a former European Champion and world title challenger, squares off against the 20-year-old Georgian Ramazi Gogichashvili (19-6-2, 9 KOs).



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan blasts “childish” Floyd Mayweather, hopes for Pacquiao

Andre Bertoshocked” by Mayweather fight backlash

The fight game resonates in song

Former heavyweight champ George Foreman talks boxing, religion



August 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F Cordero

There is a strong possibility that Mexican former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez could be on the September 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto card in Las Vegas. Gonzalez’ promoter Promociones del Pueblo has mentioned the names of Jonathan Oquendo and Jayson Velez as possible opponents. The fight could be at super featherweight or an agreed upon catch weight.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Menard wins 28th straight fight

Last Saturday, lightweight contender “Rock Hard Mighty” Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs) made his debut fighting under the Greg Cohen Promotions banner a memorable one by knocking out veteran Jesus Lule with one punch in the first round. Fighting for the first time in over a year, in the co-main event of an event entitled “Summer Slugfest II” at the Evangeline Downs Casino in his home state of Opelousas, Louisiana, Menard caught Florida’s Lule with a huge left hook and that was it. The stoppage was Menard’s 28th consecutive victory. Lule fell to 7-13-1 with 1 KO.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Quillin-Zerafa/Bundrage-Charlo on NBC Sept 12

Undefeated middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will headline in a 12-round middleweight bout against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) while super welterweight world champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) defends against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on a Premier Boxing Champions on NBC telecast September 12 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

The telecast will take place just a few hours before the Mayweather-Berto per-per-view that same night.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Martin Murray returns September 5

On September 5 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England, super middleweight Martin Murray (31-2-1, 13 KOs) will take part in his first championship bout since facing Gennady Golovkin for the 160lb title in February. After moving up to the 168lb division in June, Murray has stopped two overmatched opponents and will now battle an opponent to be named soon for a strap to be named soon.

Meanwhile, Gavin McDonnell’s European super bantamweight title defense against Jeremy Parodi will now take place in October with Gavin travelling to Texas with his brother Jamie as he faces Tomoki Kameda in a rematch for his WBA bantamweight title on September 6.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Ronnie Shields: Szpilka will knock Consegura’s head off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Szpilka is ready. He’s in a great shape. Camp was really good. And the most important thing – he’s confident. About Consuegra, OK, he’s got good amateur career. But this is not amateurs anymore. You get paid. This is when all counts. He’s gonna be in the ring with the beast, Artur Szpilka, who is gonna knock his head off. This is the fact. This is what will happen in the Prudential Center. Let’s see who will do the running when the fight starts. If he’s a man of his words, he (Consuegra) will stand up and fight. It will be great for us and the fans,” said renowned trainer Ronnie Shields talking with Fightnews.com about upcoming fight of his fighter, Poland’s Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KO). Szpilka vs. Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KO) will be part of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike (Friday, 9PM ET live) from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez gets phantom KO in Uruguay

By Gabriel F Cordero

Dominican super featherweight puncher Braulio Rodriguez (19-1, 17 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Argentinian Marcos Martinez (17-3, 5 KOs) on Saturday night in Montevideo, Uruguay. Martinez was floored in the second round by a combination of punches that never seemed to connect squarely.



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

USA Olympian Jose Ramirez defending his NABF title on Sept 26 – Tickets go on sale Aug 12

USA Olympian, NABF champion and undefeated professional boxer Jose Ramirez (15-0, 12 KOs), coming off a big TKO win in Macau a few weeks ago where he was in the co-main event, is now coming home. Ramirez will defend his NABF title on Saturday, September 26 at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California, as the main event broadcast on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate UniMas National TV, in what will now be his homecoming event, located just minutes from Avenal where he grew up.

Tickets go on sale August 12th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino Hotel Gift shop and at tachipalace.com. There are only 2,000 tickets for this exclusive event!

“Top Rank is very proud of Jose and all that he has accomplished inside and out of the ring while helping his community. He is a great person, a great fighter and a future world champion,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Barboza destroys Oltmanns in 71 seconds

By Matt Thompson at ringside

In front of over 800 people Saturday night at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC), Boston Boxing Promotions brought Professional Boxing back to Cape Cod for the first time in nearly a decade for an action packed evening of professional fights.

In the main event of the evening, Hyannis’ Jesse Barboza (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) made quick work of Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-6, 7 KO’s) with a 1st round KO to win the Northeast Heavyweight Championship. A left hook early in round 1 staggered Oltmanns into the ropes. A follow up barrage of body punches and another big left hook to the head put Oltmanns down. Referee Jackie Morell immediately called a halt to the fight and the official time of the KO was 1:11 of round 1. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Orucuta defeats Pucheta

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Celebrating the seventy-first anniversary of the Tecate brewery located in the sleepy small town of Tecate, Baja California Norte, Mexico, Zanfer Promotions along with the Azteca channel and the brewery itself offered boxing fans live at the small arena built at a local baseball field and on national TV an entertaining fight card featuring over ten professional fights.

In the main event, former title challenger Felipe Orucuta (31-3, 25KO) took a hard earned unanimous decision over fellow Mexico City native Roberto “Alacran” Pucheta (9-6-1, 5KO) in an entertaining bantamweight ten round scrap.

From the opening bell it was evident who was going to play what role. Orucuta, with the legendary Nacho Beristain in his corner, was more than happy to be the boxer while Pucheta was the stalker. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Feature Story

Tarver Dreams a Big Dream

IMG_94By Robert Hough
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver watched Disney World appear where once there were orange groves. Now the Florida native and resident is going for the big, happy miracle ending that would make Walt Disney proud.

Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs), who was born and raised in Orlando, Fla., and lives in Tampa, faces Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-6, 13 KOs) in a 12-round heavyweight bout this Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The contest headlines a Premier Boxing Champions event on Spike TV. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Tank Williams: I’m going to take out Hammer

Heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (37-14-2, 20 KOs), fighting out of Nassau, Bahamas, travels to Romania to take on Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) on August 28 in the 10-round main event in Galati’s hometown of Galati. The 42-year-old Williams will be fighting in his eighth different country against Hammer. “I’m a Bahamian warrior,” Williams explained why he fights so many opponents in their backyard. “By nature, in the Caribbean, we are known as pirates. I’ve traveled all my life. We have no borders, only waters to cross. Wherever I fight, I feel like it’s my hometown of Nassau. This is the sixth different fight for me this year but the only one that’s really happening. The others fell apart for one reason or another. I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity. I’ll face adversity fighting in Romania for the first time but I’m going there with the intention of belting him from pillar to post. I’m going to take him out. I’m bringing my Conch punch (big overhand right), which is synonymous with the Bahamas, and people everywhere love it.” (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Bundall, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Cruiserweight Kurtis Pegoraro (3-2) outpointed James Porter (7-3) over eight rounds to capture the State Queensland title at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Pegoraro was deducted a point in round six by referee Paul Tapley for use of the elbow. Scores 76-75, 79-72, 79-72.

In other action, 154 pounder Will Parsons (6-2) outscored Aphichat Koedchafturat (0-2) over six rounds. Parsons dropped his opponent in round one for an eight count and won by scores 60-53, 60-53, 59-54. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

UFC

Five Bouts Confirmed For UFC Dublin

On Saturday, October 24 UFC® will make its highly anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland. And with less than four weeks until tickets to the event go on sale, the organisation has confirmed five exciting match ups that will feature on the fight card . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Foley halts Casey in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail

Australian light heavyweight champion Kerry Foley (16-2-1, 13 KOs) stopped Joel Casey (16-14-3, 8 KOs) in round four of a scheduled ten round title bout at the North Sydney League Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Foley controlled the contest from round one and dropped Casey twice in round four. Referee Anthony Shipley crowned Foley at 2:02. Foley captured the national title in May by defeating Dane Mulivai.

In other action, super middleweight Faris Chevalier (9-1, 5 KOs) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (4-1-1) over ten rounds to capture the vacant Australian 168 pound title. Chevalier controlled the contest in most of the rounds to win by scores 97-93, 99-91, 100-90. Chevalier was born in Paris, France in 1986 and turned professional in Australia as a light heavyweight in 2012. (more…)



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer understands why fans (still) feel cheated from Mayweather-Pacquiao.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler returns to Caesars Palace

Badou Jack talks about Sept. 12

James Leija Jr. wins professional debut



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductions

Highlights from Saturday night’s Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Inductions Ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Inductees Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather are the in the class of 2015.



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Hrunov: Allakhverdiev to face Broner on October 3

On October 3 in Las Vegas, former super lightweight world champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) is expected to meet former three-division world champion Adrian Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) for the vacant WBA “regular” title. Promoter Vladimir Hrunov says Allakhverdiev has signed for the fight.

“It will be a very big fight,” said Hrunov. “Recently I received a request from the WBA about the possibility of a title fight between Khabib and Broner. I immediately got in touch with Al Haymon and in two weeks we signed. This is my first experience with Haymon, and I am pleased that everything went seamlessly and quickly. Khabib is now preparing to fight in Russia with his brother Shafidina Allakhverdiev. On September 1, they’ll fly to the United States for the final stage of preparation with Sergei Kovalev trainer John David Jackson.”



August 9th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Updates

Seven new fights are now on the schedule for upcoming UFC events, with a mix of contenders, prospects and heavy hitters slated to hit the Octagon in the next couple months . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank chief publicist Lee Samuels and Marvelous Marvin Hagler were inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Saturday night during their 3rd annual red carpet and awards dinner gala.

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August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Another new opponent for Lucas Browne

Heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will now face American seven-footer Julius “Towering Inferno” Long on Friday night after Icho Larenas pulled out as a result of legal problems. Larenas was himself a replacement for Gonzalo Basile, but Hatton Promotions’ international matchmaker Philippe Fondu received word late on Thursday that it was unlikely that the Canadian former MMA star would be allowed to leave Argentina, where he is now based. After working through the night, Fondu, Browne’s manager Matt Clark, and agent Juan Pablo Manfredi, managed to secure a deal with Long. The fight will be a ten round non-title contest and is being televised live free to air across Australia on Channel 9. (more…)



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Rivera defeats Vazquez for WBC silver

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Strawweight Janiel Rivera (13-2-2, 7 KOs) outpointed Israel Vazquez (9-3-2, 6 KOs) to win a one-sided unanimous decision and become the WBC silver beltholder on Saturday night at the Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The fight began with a lot of action. Israel, the son of Puerto Rican legend Wilfredo Vazquez, tried to land bombs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the best performance of Rivera’s career.

“I felt great tonight. I really did my fight and he couldn’t do anything. I am very proud and happy to be the WBC silver champion, now my goal is to become the world champion,” said a very emotional Rivera afterward. (more…)



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Orucuta outpoints Pucheta, Flores stuns Dragoncito

Photos: Zanfer

WBC #8 super flyweight Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (31-3, 25 KO’s) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Roberto “Alacran” Pucheta (14-6-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in the main event at the Estadio de Beisbol Manuel Ceceña in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Orucuta, who was twice narrowly defeated in world title challenges, won by a score of 98-92 on all cards. The bout was fought at the bantamweight limit.

Also, unbeaten mini-flyweight Hector “Rapidito” Flores (10-0-2, 5 KOs) surprised former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (19-11, 12 KOs), winning a ten round unanimous decision by scores of 97-95, 96-94 and 96-94.

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August 9th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville Main: Texeira Subs OSP

Former world light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira turned wrestler in his UFC Fight Night main event against Ovince Saint Preux at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and that strategy worked like a charm, as he spoiled the Knoxville resident’s homecoming bout with a third-round submission win . . . Click here for more

Also see main card coverage: Dariush gets disputed nod over Johnson
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Jardon, Juarez victorious at the Arena Coliseo

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a spectacular fight, WBC international silver lightweight champion Dante “Crazy” Jardon (26-6 , 21 KOs) scored a wild second round KO over Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (18-3, 12 KOs) at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. In round two, Lopez dropped Jardon. Jardon then got up and knocked out Lopez!

In the co-feature, Saul “Baby” Juarez (22-4, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (30-5-1, 19 KOs). The bout was a rematch. Juarez previously defeated Hernandez by TKO8 via a cut in May.

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