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Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Former world champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto, fighters participated in a final press conference on ...

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Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester – Fury in fine form!

Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester - Fury in fine form!

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Upset: Corrales dethrones WBA 130lb champ Uchiyama by second round demolition

Upset: Corrales dethrones WBA 130lb champ Uchiyama by second round demolition

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Panamanian southpaw Jezreel Corrales (20-1-1NC, 8 KOs), 130, astoundingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama ...

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Kono retains WBA 115lb belt by lopsided decision over Inthanon

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Busy-punching Japanese warrior Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KOs), 115, retained his WBA super-flyweight belt by winning a ...

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Bob Arum talks more on potential Pacquiao-Khan showdown

Shane Mosley says he was never legally married

Oscar De La Hoya: ‘My fighters don’t have $5 million cars.”

Abner Mares seeking to make a difference in ring and the inner city



August 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Upset: Locke KOs IBF #10 Miskirtchian

By Karl Freitag

Veteran featherweight Cornelius Lock (23-7-2, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over former IBF world title challenger and IBF #10 rated featherweight Alex Miskirtchian (25-4-1, 9 KOs) on Tuesday night at the outdoor MCU Park baseball stadium on Coney Island in New York City. In a strong performance, Locke won the first two rounds, then lowered the boom and dropped Miskirtchian twice in round three. The bout was waved off by referee Steve Willis at 2:10.

In other action, two-time Irish Olympian and 2012 silver medalist John Joe Nevin (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Victor Capaceta (4-8, 2 KOs) in a bantamweight clash. Capaceta stayed on his stool after round three, claiming he was unable to continue after being hit in the back of the head. Nevin showed no obvious signs of two broken legs sustained in a brutal assault last year.

Former cruiserweight title challenger Junior Wright (14-1, 11 KOs), coming off a KO8 loss to Rakhim Chakhkiev last May in Russia, got back into the win column with a six round unanimous decision over journeyman Harvey “Candy Man” Jolly (14-23, 7 KOs). Wright dropped Jolly in round six, but the Candy Man weathered the storm until the final bell. Scores were 59-54 across the board. Jolly dropped his fourth straight fight. (more…)



August 25th, 2015


Boxing News

Clarkson headlines Friday in Ft Worth, Texas

Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Photo: Stacey Verbeek


By Jeff Zimmerman

Light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (15-3, 9 KOs) returns to the ring after an impressive win just last month against Jerry Odom, as the main event this Friday night in the Scott G. Sherman Boxing at the Ballroom, an annual fundraiser benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. Former 2x World Champion Paulie Ayala will promote the event that bears the name of his late, long time manager Scott Sherman.

Clarkson has strung together 5 consecutive wins, after losing to Jesse Hart for the jr super middleweight NABF title last April. Clarkson is as focused as ever to get another title shot as he takes on grizzled veteran Rayford Johnson (11-18, 7KO) in the main event. (more…)



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Fontanez headlines Sept 18 LA Fight Club card

In a special edition of LA Fight Club at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on September 18, Golden Boy Promotions will present a card featuring Puerto Rican phenom Jeffrey Fontanez (16-1, 12 KOs) against Mexican banger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (27-6, 23 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight main event. LA Fight Club will be broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV .

In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds, local super featherweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (11-1-3, 5 KOs) will put his nine-fight winning streak on the line against a yet-to-be-named opponent and opening up the telecast, fan favorite Angeleno Oscar Negrete (11-0, 3 KOs) will take on Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-7-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. (more…)



August 25th, 2015


Boxing News

Kameda Brothers to continue U.S. Invasion

By Karl Freitag

All three of the famed Japanese Kameda Brothers will be fighting in the United States on PBC cards in the coming weeks.

On September 6, former two-time world champion Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18 KOs) takes on Victor Ruiz (19-5, 14 KOs) in a bantamweight fight at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. It will Daiki’s U.S. debut. On the same card, younger brother Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs) looks to avenge his only loss against WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs).

Then on October 16th, Koki Kameda (33-1, 18 KOs) is fighting Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA super flyweight belt at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. It will be Koki’s second fight in the U.S. He is going for a world title in a fourth weight division after already winning bantamweight, flyweight and jr. flyweight titles.

All three Kameda brothers made history in 2013 by holding world titles at one time. It is the only time three brothers have held world boxing titles simultaneously.



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Cotto-Canelo Mexico City Presser

Photos: Ernesto Perez – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez faced off Tuesday at a press conference in Mexico City. The event was day two of a four-day press tour to announce their world title PPV clash on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Next stop: Wednesday, New York City, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, noon, fight fans welcome.

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August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Mosley-Mayorga explodes at final presser

By Karl Freitag

All hell broke loose at the final press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga. During the face-off, Mosley’s girlfriend Trista Pisani dropped her glasses and when she bent over to pick them up, Mayorga slapped her on the rear end. Mosley tried to get at Mayorga but was held back.

Earlier, Mayorga stated “I’ll fight him for three rounds if he’s valiant enough to make it three rounds. If not I’ll knock him out in the first so that his son can pick him up after the fight. He’s not going to have a daddy anymore.”

Later Mayorga ripped off his shirt, vowed to weigh 158 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, and proclaimed “I’m going to kill him.”

Mosley said, “I’m happy that Mayorga accepted the challenge. He called me and wanted to fight. We agreed and made the fight. Now it’s a problem trying to get down to weight. I don’t know if they’re gonna make weight or not. There’s a limit. You gotta be within seven pounds of the weight, so I’m trying to keep my weight up. I’m actually trying to make weight by getting heavier, not to lose weight. We’re gonna see what happens with ‘fat boy’ here. I can’t see him lasting with me. I’m too fast, I punch too hard and I have too many advantages. I can’t wait till Saturday night. He can’t wait till the weigh-in…it’s been two years. I’m just ready to fight. I just want to knock someone out right now.”

Mosley-Mayorga II takes place Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California.



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Mosley-Mayorga update

There are reports out of Nicaragua that Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga beat Don King in court and their PPV rematch is a go for Saturday. We’ll know more later today when Mosley holds a noon press conference for media and fans at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Mosley told FOX Sports that Saturday’s $49.95 PPV event will go ahead even if Mayorga is not available. Shane stated that he has a backup fighter who is “actually better than Mayorga.” The Mosley-Mayorga PPV will go head-to-head with an ESPN telecast of Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares, taking place up the road st Staples Center in Los Angeles.



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo: This is the most important fight of my career

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former WBC/WBA super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, is set for his middleweight showdown against WBC champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico, taking place November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay per View. We caught up with “Canelo” at the Lowes Hotel as he talked about his upcoming showdown with Cotto.

“I am very honored and happy to be getting this fight against Miguel Cotto. He has accomplished so much in this sport,” Canelo told Fightnews.com “It will be a 50/50 fight. There are no advantages. The one that prepares himself well will win the fight.”

After previous failed attempts for a match-up between the two stars, both sides were finally able to reach an agreement setting the stage for the showdown. When asked about the demands and negotiations, Canelo wasn’t shy. “They were very difficult for a fight of this magnitude. That’s how they have to be, but we’re here now,” Canelo said. “These types of fights are negotiations that are complicated so both sides are comfortable and can come to an agreement.” (more…)



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo keeps #1 spot in TV ratings

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” is once again the most watched boxing program on Spanish-language television year to date with an average of 455,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. The fight between Mexico’s Aarón “Timmy” García and Puerto Rico’s Daniel Rosario Cruz for the WBO Latin super welterweight title on July 17, is the highest rated fight of 2015 with an audience of 603,000 total viewers. “Boxeo Telemundo Ford” holds a sizable lead over UniMás’ “Solo Boxeo” and TV Azteca’s “Boxeo Azteca”, beating them by +51% (455,000 vs. 302,000) and +292% (455,000 vs. 116,000) in total viewers year to date, respectively.

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the longest-running boxing program on US Spanish-language television, was launched in 1989. Since then it has showcased 55 world champions, including Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr., José “Carita” López, Oscar “Chololo” Larios, Ulises “Archie” Solís and Carlos Maussa, earning a reputation as the show “where champions are born.”



August 25th, 2015

UFC

Main Card Announced For First Seoul Event

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, has officially confirmed the main card for its upcoming inaugural live event in Seoul, Korea on November 28, 2015, held at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena . . . Click here for more

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August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Kickoff Press Conference

By David Robinett
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

On a typically warm, sunny California afternoon, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez kicked off their four-city press tour ahead of their November 21, 2015, showdown in Las Vegas before hundreds of vocal fans at the outdoor Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

Despite the promise of a crowd-pleasing, high-intensity battle in this latest installment of the storied Mexico vs. Puerto Rico boxing rivalry, restraint and professionalism was the order of the day as both fighters and their respective teams took turns complimenting each other and emphasizing their mutual desire to entertain their respective legions of fans.

Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar De La Hoya, whose company brokered this fight with Roc Nation Sports, set the tone at the outset with a homage to the rivalry, as well as a prediction of fireworks inside the ring.

“Its going to be like two Mack trucks colliding, that’s the type of fight we’re going to see. Guaranteed action,” predicted De La Hoya. “Mexico vs. Puerto Rico inside the ring has been one of the most passionate rivalries we’ve ever had in the sport of boxing. Puerto Rico has produced some of the greatest fighters in the history of this sport, some of the biggest hearts inside the square ring. And Mexico, what can I say? In recent years some of the best action fighters have hailed from Mexico. When you put both of them inside that ring you’re going to get an explosion.” (more…)



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Alex Miskirtchian 127.2 vs. Cornelius Lock 125.6
Dimash Niyazov 134.8 vs. Ariel Duran 135.8
Gary Beriguette 149.4 vs. Anton Williamson 149.8
John Joe Nevin 135.6 vs. Victor Capaceta 135.2
Tresean Wiggins 146.4 vs. Kevin Womack Jr. 145.4
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 143 vs. Cory Baur 142.6
Junior Wright 198.8 vs. Harvey Jolly 185.2
Jose De La Rosa 148.8 vs. Kamal Muhammad 146.4
Giorgi Gelashvilli 142.8 vs. DeLoren Grayvs.Jordon 142.6
Emilio Salas 201 vs. Glenn Thomas 201

Venue: MCU Park, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions
TV: ESPN3.com



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former boxers plan a boxing academy for Nigeria

Gennady Golovkin ready to springboard into prominence

Northern Ireland boxing club wins prominent UK award

Amir Khan gets political in Pakistan



August 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Ticket Alert

Tickets for the highly anticipated showdown between WBC Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto and former two-time Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $2,000, $1,750, $1,250, $650, $350 and $150, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office, ticketmaster.com, mandalaybay.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket orders are limited to four per person.

Cotto and Canelo faced off today in Los Angeles in the first leg of their four-city press tour.

Miguel Cotto: I’m here not asking for sympathy. Everything I have in life is because of my sacrifice. On November 21st, I’m going to show the world what Miguel Cotto is made of.

Canelo Alvarez: I’m gonna prepare the best I ever have. I want be ready for this fight and I want to win because like every Mexican we come here to be victorious.

Freddie Roach: Miguel will be in great shape for this fight and we will win by knockout.



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Soro out, Boxcino winner Thompson in against Smith

Promoter Frank Warren has announced Liam Smith will now face ESPN “Boxcino” tournament winner John Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBO world super welterweight championship on October 10th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Thompson, who won Boxcino after joining as a late sub, replaces Michel Soro. The title was previously held by Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who was stripped for inactivity.

Promoter Frank Warren: “Having agreed and confirmed a deal with Soro’s promoter and then having announced the fight, I was very disappointed to hear there was an internal disagreement between him (Soro) and his promoter. We didn’t wish to be involved in this dispute and wait any longer for this to be resolved which would have held up the WBO title and Liam fighting for it. Therefore, we sought approval from the WBO for the next available contender which was John Thompson who jumped at the chance to fight for the World title. We’re still over six weeks’ away so Liam can adjust his training and strategy for Thompson who’s a tall, tough fighter and will be looking to cause a big upset by defeating Liam.”

Liam Smith: “I don’t care who’s in front of me, nobody is going to stop me from winning the world title. I’m not bothered about Soro, all I care about is Thompson and beating him and getting that belt around my waist. I’ve seen Thompson before as I keep my eye on everyone in the division as I might one day fight them. He’s tall and strong and can obviously bang a bit with his big upset in the Boxcino tournament. I’m more excited to be fighting an American as they bring that extra spice to the ring and it’s going to be cracker for the fans and viewers on BoxNation.”

John Thompson: “I am ecstatic at the opportunity. I will look to take advantage of it and ready to win and become world champion. It won’t feel like fighting the road. I have family in Scotland, who will be at the fight. I’ve been there before and that was a pleasure trip, I am coming this time for business.”



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Presser Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Terence Crawford made his next world title bout against Dierry Jean official today during a press conference at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center in an event open to the public.

Dierry Jean Manager Camille Estephan: “I am happy to announce the rematch will be right back here in Omaha. Dierry asked for this fight and when we told him it would be in Omaha he said ‘all the better.’ Dierry has the style and power to beat Crawford. Dierry only wants to fight and beat the best.”

Dierry Jean Trainer Mike Moffa: “Omaha is a great city. It will be a honor for Dierry to take Crawford’s world title belt back to Canada where it really belongs”

Terence Crawford Trainer Brian McIntyre: “This is getting personal. All Dierry Jean will be getting is a good ass-whipping. He will be no factor against Terence.”

Terence Crawford: “Wow – he asked to fight me. That’s good. I like it. I will be 100% prepared -probably more than 100% because of the way Dierry’s team has been talking.”

Note: Dierry Jean lost his passport two days ago and was unable to board his flight. He will be issued a new passport this week.

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez replaces Gavronski on ShoBox

Super middleweight Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-0, 16 KOs) of Santo Domingo, D.R. will now face Decarlo Perez (14-3-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round super middleweight co-main event this Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast. Cabrera’s original opponent, Mike Gavronski, is unavailable to fight after having injured his hand in his most recent bout on August 15. Unbeaten heavyweight Trevor “The Dream” Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs) faces Derric Rossy (30-9, 14 KOs), in the main event. In an eight-round televised opener, 280-pound heavyweight Natu “The Truth” Visinia (11-1, 9 KOs) will Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-4-2, 7 KOs).



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl to be carried live on ESPN3

ESPN3 will carry promoter Dmitriy Salita’s “Brooklyn Brawl” event on Tuesday live from MCU Park in Coney Island. In the main event, former world title challenger Alex Miskirtchian (25-3-1, 9 KOs) faces Cornelius Lock (22-7-2, 14 KOs) in a featherweight clash scheduled for 10 rounds. Cruiserweight title challenger Junior Wright (13-1, 11 KOs) meets rugged Harvey Jolly (14-22, 7 KOs) in a bout scheduled for six rounds. Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (6-0, 6 KOs) faces Cory Vom Baur (2-3) of Spokane, Washington, also in six. And two-time Irish Olympian John Joe Nevin (3-0, 2 KOs) brandishes his 2012 silver medal skills for four rounds against bantamweight Mexican mauler Victor Capaceta (4-7, 2 KOs).

“Live coverage on ESPN3 will be tremendous exposure for boxing in New York City, and for the Brooklyn Brawl series,” said Salita. “I am grateful that the talented boxers under my banner will appear live before a national audience. I grew up watching boxing on ESPN and am very honored to be promoting a show on ESPN3.”



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Ticket Alert

Tickets Go On Sale at 2 P.M. CT Today!

Undefeated two-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Year, TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD, Omaha’s favorite son, will make a homecoming defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title against one-time world title challenger and current No. 2 world-rated contender, DIERRY “Dougy Style” JEAN, Saturday, October 24, at CenturyLink Center Omaha (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102). The championship event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Crawford vs. Jean world championship event go on sale at 2:00 p.m. CT Today! Priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127, reserved seat tickets are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call (800) 745-3000. To order online, visit ticketmaster.com.

“I will be totally prepared for whatever Dierry Jean brings to the ring,” said Crawford. “I love this big event as it is not often Omaha fans get to attend a prize fight live on HBO.”

“I just can’t wait! I want this. I’m hungry,” said Jean. “Crawford is the HBO darling who is supposed to be the next big thing but I will hurt him. Mark my words! I will be crowned world champion on October 24th.” (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol-Matthysse part of new WBC/VADA clean boxing program

The WBC (World Boxing Council) has joined forces with VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) to initiate the “WBC Clean Boxing Program,” first proposed by the late WBC President Jose Sulaiman. Under the directive of current WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and VADA President Dr. Margaret Goodman, the program will start with participation in the testing funding for the upcoming super lightweight division world championship between Viktor Postol and Lucas Matthysse scheduled for October 3rd for the vacant WBC title. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean kickoff press conference today

Undefeated two-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Year, Terence “Bud” Crawford, Omaha’s favorite son, and one-time world title challenger and current #2 world-rated contender, Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean, will host a news conference today announcing their October 24 world junior welterweight championship fight at the CenturyLink Center. The news conference at the CenturyLink Center Bud Light Zone (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102), which will be open to the public, will begin at 1:00 p.m. CT, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. CT. Joining Crawford and Jean will be Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. The press conference will be streamed live, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT, via www.toprank.tv. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto hits Los Angeles

Photos: Hector Santos/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto landed in Los Angeles, California for the kick off of the 4 city press tour of his highly anticipated mega fight against Mexican Superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The first stop of the Cotto vs. Canelo tour will be held at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be open to the public. Fan arrival is at 3:00pm and press conference starts at 5:00pm.

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Mendez defeats Cicero again

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Less than two months ago, Chicago boxing promoter Bobby Hitz couldn’t buy a fight. Literally. His July 10th card at the Belvedere in Elk Grove Village, IL had more dropouts than the Chicago Public School District, resulting in a mere 3 fights and a combined nine rounds of action. This past Saturday night in Hammond, IN however, saw a complete reversal of fortune in which Hitz had so many fighters clamoring for action that he was simply unable to showcase them all. The end result was a ten bout card that, from top to bottom, was one of the best the Chicago area has witnessed in quite some time.

In the night’s featured bout, Genaro Mendez (10-2-1, 6 KOs) Chicago, IL once again bested Agustin “El Aguila” Cicero (5-8-3, 4 KOs) Fishers, IN after six rounds of super lightweight action. Mendez, who took a decision over Cicero nearly three years ago, also at the Horseshoe, won the fight going away however Cicero, who was cut over the right eye as a result of an accidental headbutt early in round one, refused to fold and made Mendez work hard for the victory. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Announcement

Ring 8 Family Picnic This Sunday in Long Island

ring8Ring 8’s annual Family Picnic will be held this Sunday afternoon (Aug, 30), 12-6 p.m. ET, at Brady Park in Massapequa Reserve, Nassau on Long Island, New York.

“All Ring 8 members, along with their families and friends, look forward to our annual picnic,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “It’s all about having fun, not necessarily boxing, but conversations do usually end up being about our favorite sport. This is also one of the few opportunities for Ring 8 members to bring their family and meet other members’ families and friends.” (more…)



August 24th, 2015

UFC

Holloway calls out Edgar after latest win

Max Holloway believes Frankie Edgar deserves a title shot.

But the featherweight title won’t be contested for another four months when Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo finally meet in the much-anticipated fight of the year at UFC 194 in December. So Holloway has another idea: Edgar should fight him . . . Click here for more

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Abner Mares stakes his claim to Los Angeles

Is David Lemieux a pushover?

Former top female boxing champ Holly Holm talks UFC, Ronda Rousey

Floyd Mayweather shows off another new car

“I’m a heterosexual woman,” says former boxing promoter Kellie (Frank) Maloney



August 24th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Main: Injury Halts Oliveira; Holloway Wins

A highly-anticipated clash between featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira ended in anticlimactic fashion Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, with Holloway winning via first-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night main event when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to injury . . . Click here for more

Main card coverage: Magny, Cote big winners in Saskatoon

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August 24th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Prelims: Perez Halts Stout, Retires in Octagon

Entering Sam Stout’s Canadian backyard Sunday night, lightweight prospect Frankie Perez had the odds against him, but he not only put aside any nerves, but he stopped the veteran in less than a minute and then stunned the crowd at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon by retiring in the Octagon after the bout . . . Click here for more

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August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Valera wins WBA interim light heavy belt

In a clash for the vacant WBA “interim” light heavyweight title, unbeaten Felix Valera (13-0, 12 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Stanislav Kashtanov (33-2, 19 KOs) on Sunday night at the Rixos Mriya Resort Hotel in Yalta, Crimea, Russia. Valera got off to a good start, but by the fifth round, the much more experienced Kashtanov was in command. The rugged Valera, who had fought all his previous fights in the Dominican Republic, looked to land one big punch that never came, but he outboxed the tiring Kashtanov down the stretch. After a long delay, the announcement came with scores of 117-111 for Kashtanov and 115-113, 116-112 for Valera, who now shares the WBA world title with Sergey Kovalev and Jurgen Braehmer.

Former WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov (15-1-2, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over late sub Geard Ajetovic (26-13-1, 12 KOs). It was Chudinov’s comeback fight after losing his WBA belt to Chris Eubank Jr. in February.

Super middleweight Dilmurod Satybaldiev (9-1,2 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over two-time light heavy world title challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky 22-4, 16 KOs). Scores were 115-113 for Sukhotsky, 116-112 and an out of line 120-108 for Satybaldiev.

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr. performed a three number rap concert for the spectators before the main event.



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Ruiz finishes Rubio, Zendejas gets shocked

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Round 13 Boxing Promotions presented one of the best club level fight cards in recent years this past Saturday night, August 22nd, as part of a busy Tijuana, Mexico, fight scene summer that has seven boxing events scheduled this month. Ten fights were scheduled headlined by junior flyweight Victor “Pelon” Ruiz (19-5, 14KO) against Felix “Chapito” Rubio (3-12-1, 3KO), both of Tijuana, in a super flyweight six.

No round of study was needed between this two as after a few slow seconds after the opening bell they began to exchange heavy leather. Rubio pushed the taller Ruiz against the ropes and went to work throwing to the body and head. Ruiz looked comfortable in the pocket as he counter punched Rubio’s attack. Ruiz took it back to the center of the ring for a half a minute before he found himself again against the ropes. It didn’t matter because once there he was able to counter a wide right hand from Rubio with his precise hook to the chin of his opponent. Rubio went down like a ton of bricks, completely out, his head bouncing off the canvas. Referee Juan Morales Lee was on top of him, lifting his head and taking out the mouthpiece in a matter of seconds. After some tense minutes, Rubio was able to get to his feet among the cheers of his impressive number of supporters. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Quigley scores second-round stoppage In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Undefeated Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome “GQ” Quigley has had an almost perfect pro career, knocking out every opponent in his path except one — veteran Dontre “Pound For Pound” King of Cambridge, MD . The two men met in August of 2014 in Fort Washington, MD with Quigley winning a four-round unanimous decision.

Saturday night at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC, Quigley looked to obtain the knockout he didn’t get against King a year ago. Quigley accomplished the goal in the main event, stopping King at 19 seconds of the second round.

Quigley nailed King with two left hands to the face in the first and second rounds, dropping King twice to the canvas. On the first knockdown, King reacted as if he had been thumbed in the eye. The second knockdown was a clear punch to the same location. King could not beat referee Marshall Cunningham’s count and the bout was stopped. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Sauerland gives Sturm an ultimatum

By Karl Freitag

Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland wants to make the long awaited all-German showdown between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and former middleweight champion Felix Sturm. The fighters have been rivals for years. “The fight must happen this year,” Sauerland told Bild am Sonntag. “Because after that, Arthur Abraham has other commitments. He has a mandatory defense and that takes precedence. It’s already late for the fight between Abraham and Sturm – but not too late. If it doesn’t take place in 2015, then it probably never will.”

Meanwhile, Abraham posted a message to Sturm in German on Twitter saying “Come on already @SturmBoxing – now or never!”



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: WBO bantam champ Pungluang Sor Singyu

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: OneSongchai Promotions

Pungluang Sor Singyu recently captured the WBO bantamweight crown for the second time when he stopped Japanese contender Ryo Akaho in two rounds on August 7 in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The big punching Thai raised his record to 51-3, 35 KOs with the win. Pungluang took some time to talk with Fightnews about recapturing the crown, his past losses, fighting abroad and his future in the ring.
(A special thanks to Dr. Siraphop Ratanasuban of One Songchai Promotions for his assistance with translating for the champ!)

Pungluang, congratulations on regaining the WBO Bantamweight title. How does it feel to be a world champion for the second time?

I am very happy.

Did you expect to score such a quick KO against your recent foe Ryo Akaho in winning the belt again?

No, Ryo is a good boxer. I just got lucky. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Maniatis: Zerafa has a great opportunity against Quillin

Photo: Werner Kalin

Photo: Werner Kalin


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Melbourne-based middleweight Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs), who is trained by Joe Nader, will be in action on September 12 against former WBO champion Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) in the biggest challenge of his career, but the Australian has many supporters “Down Under” who believe he could upset the former champion.

Australian promoter Peter Maniatis, who has promoted most of Zerafa’s fights, said “I think this will be a interesting fight with Peter Quillin and Michael. Zerafa has proved he is world class when he fought Arif Magomedov in Moscow for the WBO Youth Title last October. Team Zerafa have a great opportunity in this fight. I have also seen Quillin fight and I was very impressed with him. He’s a super talent. Zerafa needs to stay tight defense early in the fight and slowly build momentum using his jab. Credit to Zerafa for accepting the fight.”



August 23rd, 2015




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