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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve ...

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Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos by Stacey Verbeek It has been a long, winding and at times hard road for Dallas native jr ...

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Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

By Ricardo Ibarra at ringside Photos: Mike Blair/boxingprospects.net In a fight that had a major implications for both combatants' respective careers, unbeaten Middleweight prospect ...

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Sportsbooks list Kovalev as prefight favorite

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is currently running as a -250 favorite to defeat 49-year-old WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins in their unification clash on Saturday in Atlantic City. B-Hop backers can get +210. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. “Over” is -130, “Under” is +110.

There are also a number of other notable closely matched bouts this coming weekend. In Krakow Poland, heavyweight veteran Tomasz Adamek is -210 to defeat young gun Artur Szpilka +175, and in an essentially pick’em fight in Stuggart, Germany, ex-world champs Felix Sturm -105 and Robert Stieglitz -115 meet in a super middleweight collision.



November 6th, 2014



UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Prelim Fantasy Preview

One of the most heated rivalries in the UFC comes to a head this Friday (Saturday in Australia) when Luke Rockhold meets Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night main event in Sydney . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Wanheng dethrones Novoa in Thailand

Undefeated minimumweight Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 12 KOs) dethroned reigning WBC 105lb champion Oswaldo “Gallito” Novoa (14-5-1, 9 KOs) by ninth round TKO on Thursday afternoon in Chonburi, Thailand. It was brutal and wide-open affair. Novoa didn’t come out for round ten.



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Flashback to George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer: More

Amir Khan says Devon Alexander will be tougher than a fight with Kell Brook. More

Speaking of Khan, he says he’s got the drive and potential to dethrone both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather – by virtue of his daughter. More

Can Paul Gallen be banned from boxing because of his depression? More



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Women Headline Charity Card in Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Tori Nelson 144 vs. Lucretia Meacham 143 1/2
Melissa St. Vil 137 vs. Ashleigh Curry 140 1/2
Rolando Chinea 136 vs. Evan Woolsey 136
Joshua Robertson 166 vs. James Robinson 160 1/2
Willie Williams 188 vs. Michael Gutrick 188

Two women’s bouts will be the feature attractions for the ninth annual Jonathan Ogden Foundation charity boxing card on November 6 at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. The foundation, named after the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, assists young people in disadvantaged communities develop self esteem through athletics and education. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Undefeated Derrick Webster headlines Nov 25 in Philly

On Tuesday night, November 25 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Joe Hand Promotions and D & D Management will present the 3rd installment of Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights. In the main event, undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (17-0, 8 KOs) will see action in a six-round bout. The 32-year-old Webster, who recently signed a promotional contract with GH3 Promotions, has been upping his competition and has had several high profile fights fall through due to opponent fall outs. He will be making his 4th start of 2014 against an opponent will be named shortly. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson: I know I’m the king of the light heavyweight division

Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME

WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) attended a jam-packed press conference at NRJ Bell Media building in Montreal to officially announce his December 19 defense against Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. The Showtime telecast will include three other fights: former world title challenger and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs), of Flint, Mich., will box an opponent to be announced in the co-feature, Kevin Bizier (23-1, 16 KOs), of Quebec, will rematch Canadian-based Romanian Jo Jo Dan (33-2, 18 KOs), in an IBF welterweight elimination fight and undefeated contender and two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs) will face fellow unbeaten Jeff Page Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) of Andover, Kan., in a 10-round light heavyweight match.

Sukhotskiy wasn’t present at the presser, but here’s what Stevenson, Bizier, Dan, Beterbiev and Page had to say on Wednesday: (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Diego Magdaleno media day

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank

Lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas, NV worked out during media day for his upcoming feature fight on Top Rank’s UniMas telecast of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” this Saturday, November 8, at the Pharr Events Center in Pharr, Texas.

Magdaleno takes on Heivinson Herrera of Columbia in what looks like an exciting ten round match.

Photos



November 5th, 2014

UFC

The Time Is Now: The Biggest Stars of the UFC Take Center Stage in Las Vegas on Nov. 17

The stars of the UFC® will converge in Las Vegas alongside UFC President Dana White to launch an incredible slate of upcoming events. THE TIME IS NOW launch will feature the largest compilation of champions, contenders and main event headliners on the same stage. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 17, and will be streamed live on www.ufc.com(more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson-Sukhotskiy undercard announced

Showtime Sports will close out its 2014 boxing calendar with the return of WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson as he defends his title against top-10 ranked Russian challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy on Friday, December 19. Stevenson will once again headline in his adopted home province of Quebec for his ninth consecutive fight and his fourth world title defense. The showdown will originate from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.

In the co-feature of the stacked quadrupleheader, former world title challenger and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs) will return to Showtime for the first time since appearing in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in 2010. Dirrell will face an opponent to be announced in the super middleweight division.

Once-beaten welterweight Kevin Bizier (23-1, 16 KOs) will face the only man to defeat him, fellow contender Jo Jo Dan (33-2, 18 KOs), in a rematch of their 2013 split-decision showdown. The winner of Bizier-Dan II will determine the mandatory challenger to IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook.

In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated light heavyweight contender and two-time Russian Olympian Artur Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs) will face fellow unbeaten Jeff Page Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round 175-pound bout.



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Pedraza ready for IBF eliminator against Farenas

Super-featherweight contender Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (18-0, 12 KOs) is wrapping up his final days of training camp as he prepares for his upcoming IBF elimination bout against Filipino contender Michael Farenas (39-4-4, 31 KOs) on November 14 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “I’m ready to show the world that I’m ready to take on all comers and on November 14 I will showcase my skills and qualities in the ring,” said Pedraza. “The training is done and now it’s time to focus on making weight. Farenas represents exactly what we wanted. He is a strong, world-class opponent. I will use every weapon in my arsenal to come out on top. I will give all Puerto Rico a great victory.”

Promoter Gary Shaw feels Pedraza is on the verge of super stardom. “I believe Jose Pedraza is the best 130 pounder in boxing,” proclaimed Shaw. “He has all the ability to fight against any style. He’s very popular in his native land of Puerto Rico and I feel he’s on the threshold of some really big fights. Farenas is a big step up but I know Pedraza will be ready for the challenge.”



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

NBCSN Fight Night Preview

2014’s final edition of NBCSN Fight Night on Saturday at the Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA, will feature heavyweights Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) and Fred “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) in the scheduled 10-round main event. The middle bout of the telecast is a 10-round welterweight clash between Dmitry Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KOs) and local favorite Ronald Cruz (20-4, 15 KOs). The TV opener is a 10-rounder between undefeated light heavyweights Vasiliy Lepikhin (16-0, 9 KOs), rated WBO #10, and Jackson Junior (15-0-1, 13 KOs).

Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva discussed the telecast. “The Mansour-Kassi fight is a throwback to the heavyweights of the past. Mansour fights every fight like his life depends on it and I have no doubt that Kassi will be ready for a dogfight. Mikhaylenko-Cruz is a dream fight for fans. These two guys have similar styles – their defense is their offense. Lepikhin is a fighter to watch after coming to the US and dominating a highly-regarded and ranked contender in Robert Berridge. He could be something special, but he has to get by a very hard-hitting Jackson Junior first.”



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Artur Szpilka, Grzegorz Proksa open workouts in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I will shock everybody on Saturday with my performance against Tomek Adamek. I can win every round, but I hope to knock him out,” said 25-year-old Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs) during his open workout in his hometown Wieliczka, just 15 miles from Krakow where he will face Tomasz Adamek. It will be also first fight ever in Poland for former European champion and middleweight title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-3, 21 KO) who will face Maciej Sulęcki (18-0, 3 KO).



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

2015 IBF Convention headed to Montreal

The IBF/USBA 32nd Annual Convention will take place in Montreal, Canada at Le Centre Sheraton from May 17-21, 2015. During the last convention in Atlantic City there was a great deal of discussion regarding the convention potentially taking place in Wonju, Korea. “Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we could not make this a reality for 2015. However, Asia is a region of great interest to us and we hope to host our convention in 2016 either in Korea or another country in the region,” noted IBF/USBA President Daryl Peoples. The organization is optimistic that their convention in Montreal will be as successful as those that have taken place in the past few years.

The ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) certification for judges and referees will be offered during this convention. “During our convention in Hawaii in 2012 we offered the ABC certification for judges and the opportunity was well received by our members,” added Peoples. The judges seminar will be presented by Duane Ford and the referees seminar will be presented by Mark Nelson.



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins: I know how he breathes, sits and thinks – Kovalev: I will fight dirty, if Hopkins will fight dirty

Photos: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

However, before fight night arrives, please take a look back at some of the noteworthy words exchanged between the Hopkins and Kovalev camps. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Hidenori Otake: I’m going for the knockout

Hidenori Otake will be the toast of Japan if he takes WBA World Super Bantamweight title off Scott Quigg after his sponsors vowed to name a beer after him if he returns with the belt from the sold out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 15, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Japanese champion Otake travels to the UK on the back of four successful defences of the title he won back in August 2012 and is part of a the emerging force of Japanese boxing and is aiming to join Takashi Muira, Shinsuke Yamanaka and Tomoki Kameda as World champions from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Otake was quick to praise Quigg’s all-round ability, the challenger said he will not leave it to the judges in Merseyside. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Khan-Alexander Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) and former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (26-2, 14 KOs) met Tuesday afternoon at The Conga Room at LA Live to announce their December 13 showdown on Showtime Championship Boxing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez started off the press conference. “We have a great show top to bottom fighters with big names and one of the best cards of the year,” Gomez said. “The winner of this fight is looking at the possibility of bigger things like a Mayweather fight.”

Respected trainers Virgil Hunter and Kevin Cunningham spoke about their fighters at Tuesday’s press conference.

“This fight is important for both fighters, they both need a catapult, Devon has been there several times,” Cunningham said about his fighter Devon Alexander. “This is the fight he really wanted Devon has skill set to look good against Amir we got to go out there and make it happen December 13.” (more…)



November 5th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Main Card Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend with one of the greatest fighters ever produced by the country competing in the main event as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Ovince Saint Preux in a very interesting matchup at 205 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Promoter: Rubio was a disgrace

By Gabriel F Cordero

Mexican boxing company Promociones del Pueblo has parted ways with former WBC interim middleweight world champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio after he failed to make weight and then was quickly KO’d by WBA middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. “Mexicans and world boxing fans expected a lot more from Rubio but that fight was a great shame,” said Promociones del Pueblo president Reginaldo Kuchle. “Rubio was a disgrace. An inexplicable loss. He was knocked out in just two easy rounds with a punch that wasn’t even strong. Rubio let down the fans. We even fought for him in the courts, and came out with this.”



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins, Kovalev workout quotes & photos

IBF and WBA light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev hosted a Brooklyn media workout at the famed Gleason’s Gym before their unification showdown on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Bernard Hopkins: “There are so many things I’ve done that the world of boxing has witnessed. It’s going to be difficult for the boxing people to pick one of my performances as the best. I’ve done so many unpredictable things and so profoundly. Even the people who want to go against me, are afraid to go against me. They’ve been wrong so many times. A lot of them are just being mum right now. They must feel I can still do things. This is a great position to be in. I don’t really believe there is any fighter, in any decade that can be in my position of luxury that I’ve been in for many years. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Genesis Servania gets a world title shot. More

Hard-hitter Sergey Kovalev seen as a threat to veteran Bernard Hopkins. More

Chris Algieri sees Manny Pacquiao as a springboard to Floyd Mayweather. More

Nottingham Post names Carl Froch Sportsman of the Year. More



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Shawn Estrada returns November 20

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Shawn “Manos De Oro” Estrada will return to the ring on November 20th in an eight round clash against battle tested Mexican veteran Alfredo “Galan” Contreras at Goossen Promotions’ “LIVE AT THE LODGE” at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Sporting a record of 15-0-0 with thirteen knockouts, the hard hitting, 2008 U.S. Olympian Estrada of East Los Angeles, will be looking to kick-start his career seeing his first action since 2012. Fighting out of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, the 29-year-old Contreras is a veteran of 32 fights and well known as a gatekeeper in the division.

“Shawn’s been off for a while but this fight with Contreras will give us and him a gauge of where he’s at,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “We had very high hopes for Shawn when we signed him out of the Olympics and we look forward to bigger and better opportunities in the new year for him.”



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manager Al Haymon has inked former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. According to Chavez Jr., Haymon will be setting up his next fight in early 2015. However, Top Rank has a pending lawsuit against Chavez Jr. to enforce one remaining fight on his current contract, so Junior’s future is far from certain.

The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the only resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to offer the real-time closed-circuit of the November 22 HBO Pay-Per-View broadcast of The Clash in Cotai II: Pacquiao vs. Algieri, live from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao. The bout will be available for viewing inside The Palazzo Ballroom and at Lagasse’s Stadium.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host a complimentary Victory Party Celebration for newly crowned IBF bantamweight champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero on November 12 at LIT Lounge from 6-8PM PT.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Cleverly-Bellew clash picked up by AWE TV

The November 22 grudge rematch between former light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew will be available for U.S. viewers. The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and will be broadcast LIVE in the United States on AWE (A Wealth of Entertainment). Two co-main events feature two WBA world title bouts. Scott Quigg will make the fifth defense of the WBA super bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake of Tokyo, Japan. Also co-featured is two-time bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell defending the WBA bantamweight title against Walberto Ramos of Colombia. Also scheduled is two-time world title challenger George Groves taking on Denis Douglin, undefeated British super middleweight Callum Smith against former world title challenger Nikola Sjekloca, and undefeated 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist winner Anthony Joshua versus veteran Michael Sprott.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at the scale

Hanzel Martinez 127.75 vs Hiram Lopez 127.75
Melinda Cooper 121.25 vs Zenny Sotomayor 121.25
Ruben Garcia 121.5 vs Efrain Gonzalez 119
Jonathan Rice 251 vs Giovanni Gonzalez 218.25
Javier Albonica 147.75 vs Juan Manuel Rodriguez 147.75
Manuel Ceballos 176.25 vs Jairo Gutierrez 172.25

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 7:30pm
Where: Hanger 27 Nightclub, Tijuana, Mexico
Promoter: Gonzalez Boxing Club and Round 13



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Khan-Alexander Kickoff Presser Quick Quotes

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan and former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” hosted a Los Angeles press conference to announce their December 13 welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on Showtime. Khan and Alexander were joined by former world champion Victor Ortiz, who will be featured on the “Royal Battle” undercard.

Amir Khan: If I want those big fights, I need to win this one…going into this fight December 13, I’ll be a different fighter. Virgil Hunter has greatly helped me and I’m looking forward to it.

Devon Alexander: Whatever Amir Khan has planned, I have an action for it. Welcome to my graduation party December 13.

Victor Ortiz: I’m excited to get back in the ring and even though I’ve had ups and downs, I’m here now and I’m ready.



November 4th, 2014

UFC

Timmy Gorman Ready to Release the Hounds

Tim Gorman takes on undefeated Brazilian bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Saint Preux in Uberlandia, Brazil on Saturday, November 8th . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek open training a hit in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

More than 1500 “Góral” supporters arrived in a Krakow shopping center to see former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) before his Saturday fight against 26-year-old Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs). The Adamek-Szpilka main event, part of Polsat Boxing Night boxing evening, could shatter all the popularity records in Poland. Organizers, Polsat TV and Sferis Knockout Promotions, have already sold more than 17 thousand tickets (with VIP tickets costing more than $1,700) for Karkow Arena and PPV sales are going very well. Szpilka’s open training will be on Thursday in his hometown Wieliczka, just 15 miles from Krakow.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Sturm-Stieglitz heats up

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

The final press conference took place today for the fight Germany has been waiting for, Robert Stieglitz against Felix Sturm this Saturday in Stuttgart.

Robert Stieglitz: “We are fighting at super middleweight – in my weight class. Therefore, I see myself at an advantage. I can beat Felix Sturm, and will do so.”

Felix Sturm: “This is a fight that will be talked about for a long time. We are both offensive boxers who always fight in the ring in forward gear. It will be difficult, but I’m very, very well prepared.”

More photos



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovalev officials named

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the officials who will work this Saturday’s fight between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The referee will be David Fields (New Jersey). Judges are Carlos Ortiz Jr. (New York), Clark Sammartino (Rhode Island) and Lawrence Layton (New Jersey). The WBO supervisor will be Valcarcel himself.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson: I want become world champion again

45-year-old former world champion Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs) will face unbeaten Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) on December 13 at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark. Skogland is rated IBF #3 and WBO #4 at light heavyweight. Johnson is returning to light heavyweight after a TKO9 loss to cruiserweight Ilunga Makabu in June.

“Skoglund is good boxer with a lot of potential,” said Johnson. “But I think my experience will play a big part in this fight. I know what I have to do and on December 13, I’m going to get in there and get the job done. There is still a lot more I want to achieve. I want become world champion again. I wouldn’t still be boxing if I didn’t think I could do it. By beating a young, up and coming fighter like Skoglund, I will put myself right back in the mix.”



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

The Nielsen brothers headline hometown show

Photo: Photo Wende

Patrick and Micki Nielsen are back in action on December 13 when the Nordic Fight Night returns to the Albertslund MusikTeatret. The Danish boxing brothers headline the hometown show, which also features rising Swedish star Erik Skoglund against former world champion Glen Johnson.

Patrick Nielsen (22-1, 11 KOs) has it all to prove when he returns, following an unsuccessful interim WBA World title challenge in Moscow, to face Ronny Mittag (22-1-1, 9 KOs) in front of his home fans in the Copenhagen suburb.

“It’s time to get back in the ring and show everybody who I really am,’’ said the 23 year-old middleweight. ‘’Of course, it’s been tough coming to terms with my loss in Moscow but I’m ready to put that behind me and move forward with my career. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Eric Hunter gets fresh start under Golden Boy Banner

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Everyone in Philadelphia knows that Eric “Outlaw” Hunter is one of the most talented fighters in the City. He was an outstanding amateur, an Olympic alternate, and has compiled a professional record of 18-3, with 9 KOs. In his last fight, he won the USBA featherweight title with a gritty but comfortable 10-round decision over Yenifel Vicente.

But despite all this success, Philly fans don’t know if Hunter will ever make it to the elite level. The enigmatic Outlaw has wasted a lot of time, failed to capitalize on big victories, stumbled through the political game, and most of all had trouble keeping his attitude in check. Still, his fans truly believe a world championship could be in his future if the troubled fighter can pull it all together before it’s too late.

On Saturday night, Hunter has a chance to make a fresh start on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev fight, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, with a brand new promoter behind him and a seasoned opponent, Nicaraguan southpaw William Gonzalez, 27-5, 23 KOs, across the ring. If Hunter can perform up to his talents, he might just be ready to make his move. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs headed to Germany

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs) fresh off of his 50th career KO this past Saturday is now headed to Germany. No doubt Briggs is planning to be at ringside for the November 15th clash between unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. Now world ranked, Briggs’ current comeback has garnered plenty of media attention and fan support for his sought after showdown with Klitschko. He has also has plenty of detractors who question the level of his competition during his comeback.

Briggs responded with the following:

“I would like to thank all the fans who have been supportive during my campaign to land this fight with Wlad. I would like to thank the haters as well as it gives me a lot of motivation during training. I guess some of them forget that when I got the offer to fight Ruslan Chagaev for the then vacant WBA title this past June, I said ‘yes’ immediately and was waiting on a contract. Keep in mind I had just fought and went 12 rounds less than week before they offered me the fight. It’s not my fault that the original opponent ended up taking the fight in the end.

“When I got the offer to fight Tyson Fury to replace Derek Chisora this past July on short notice I knew that multiple people were being offered the fight and as you saw the fight never even happened. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

UFC

Cyborg Out, Karate Hottie in, for Invicta 10

Cris “Cyborg” Santos has been forced out of her main event appearance in Invicta 10, which is scheduled to be streamed on UFCFIGHTPASS.com on December 5 exclusively live from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 4th, 2014




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