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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

Photos: Team Golovkin Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin received a hero's welcome in his native Kazakhstan over the weekend. On Friday Golovkin ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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Nelson defends WIBA title with second-round TKO over St. John

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

In front of a raucous, partisan crowd at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Center in Annandale, VA. Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA successfully defended her WIBA Welterweight championship with a second-round TKO over former world champion Mia “The Knockout” St. John of Oxnard, CA.

Nelson was truly the aggressor throughout the contest, landing her left hand repeatedly. Early in the second round, Nelson landed a crushing left hand that sent St. John on wobbly legs. The bout was stopped at the 42-second mark of the second round when referee Steve Smoger deemed St. John unfit to continue.

Nelson scores her first professional knockout and remains undefeated at 9-0-3, one KO. St. John falls to 47-14-2, 18 KO’s. Full report on the card to follow.



May 18th, 2014



Boxing News

Narvaez KOs Garcia in Argentina

WBO super flyweight champion Omar Andres Narvaez (42-1-2, 23 KOs) retained his title with a fourth round KO over Antonio Garcia (13-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Anfiteatro Municipal in Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina. A hook to the liver ended the fight. Garcia had failed to make weight for the bout.



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Briggs crushes Greer in 23 seconds

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (54-6-1, 48 KOs) needed just 23 seconds to demolish Matt Greer (16-13, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Briggs immediately bum rushed Greer and put him on the deck. Greer beat the count, but was deemed unable to continue by the referee.



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Ramirez, Ruiz demolish foes

Photo: Marty Solis/Top Rank

USA Olympian jr welterweight Jose Ramirez (10-0, 8 KOs) impressed again, scoring a second round KO over Jesus Selig (16-3-1, 10 KOs) before a crowd of 7,000+ at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California. The end came at :44 when Selig went down from a vicious body shot from Ramirez.

Unbeaten WBO #3 heavyweight Andy Ruiz (22-0, 16 KOs) returned to the ring after months of conditioning work to annihilate Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KOs). Ruiz dropped Quezada in rounds one and two. He got the stoppage with his follow up barrage in round two. Time was 2:00. Ruiz defended his NABF and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Jose Benavidez (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided six round unanimous decision over Angel Hernandez (16-16-2, 13 KOs). Benavidez dropped Hernandez in rounds one, four and five en route to a 60-51 score on all three cards.

Unbeaten welterweight Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Javier Castro (27-6, 22 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all three cards.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez defeats Alvarado; Postol KOs Aydin

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a WBO welterweight eliminator, future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) scored a clear twelve round unanimous decision over Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) in front of 12,090 boxing fans on Saturday night as boxing made its triumphant return to the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. Alvarado, respecting Marquez’ counter-punching skills, laying back and letting Marquez lead, thus allowing Marquez to dictate the pace and put the first eight rounds in the bank on all three judges’ cards. Marquez dropped Alvarado with a right hand at the end of round eight. Finally, in the true warrior fashion Alvardo is known for, he responded by flooring Marquez in round nine. Tremendously fierce exchanges followed for the rest of that round. Marquez pressed the action and did more in the tenth and went on to win by scores of 117-109, 117-109, 119-108. With the victory, Marquez becomes mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

A WBC super lightweight eliminator between WBC #1 rated Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KOs) and #2 rated Selcuk Aydin (26-2, 19 KOs) ended abruptly with a brutal eleventh round KO by Postol. An uppercut laid out Aydin at 2:52. Postal schooled Aydin the entire fight. (more…)



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Late sub Real wins Euro 154lb belt in Italy

Late sub Isaac “Chaka” Real (10-0-1, 5 KOs) of Spain stepped in on late notice to score a seventh round KO over WBC #3 Emanuele Della Rosa (33-2, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant European super welterweight title on Saturday night in Ostia Lido (Rome), Italy. Real, a big underdog, dropped Della Rosa twice in round two before finishing him in the seventh. Della Rosa was originally supposed to fight WBC #1 Sergey Rabchenko, but Rabchenko relinquished his European title and pulled out 5 days before the fight citing travel documentation issues.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Chambers stops Baker in three

Former heavyweight title challenger ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers (39-4, 21 KOs) scored a third round TKO over journeyman Carl Baker (10-8, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Leeds Town Hall in Leeds, England. Philly fighter Chambers is now 3-0, 3 KOs since joining Team Fury and resuming his career in the U.K. Baker has now lost four of his last five.

Former world champion Junior Witter (43-7-2, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Arvydas Trizno (18-32-2, 2 KOs) with a body shot.

Unbeaten welterweight Darren Tetley (3-0, 1 KO) stopped Jason Nesbitt (10-176-4, 7 KOs) in round four.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Selby wins snoozer; Cleverly pummels Corbin

Featherweight Lee Selby (19-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Romulo Koasicha (21-4, 12 KOs) over twelve uneventful rounds in a WBC eliminator on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The busier Selby compiled a 119-109, 119-109, 119-110 verdict on the cards.

In his cruiserweight debut, former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 13 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Shawn Corbin (17-5, 12 KOs). The fight was waved off with Cleverly punishing Corbin on the ropes. Time was 2:19.

In a junior welterweight rematch, former WBA titleholder Gavin Rees (37-4-1, 18 KOs) avenged last February’s split decision loss to Gary Buckland (28-3, 9 KOs) by coming out on the winning side of a twelve round split decision tonight. Rees outworked Buckland to take a 117-113, 117-112 verdict on two cards. Buckland was ahead 116-113 on the third card. Rees had announced that this would be his last fight. Let’s see if he sticks to it.

Unbeaten super middleweight Callum Smith (11-0, 9 KOs) continued his reign of terror by taking out Tobias Webb (14-2-1, 2 KOs) in round two. A devastating body attack put Webb down four times.

Light heavyweight Paul Smith (35-3, 20 KOs) scored a second round TKO over David Sarabia (7-4-2, 2 KOs)



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Rousing Club Show in Dearborn

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Amid fallouts, a walkaway, and a cockup involving main-event fighter Julius Long, BHE Enterprises, a first-time promotional group (involving Eddie Jafar, Bernard Harris, and co-ordinator Phil Awada) still managed to put on a competitive show capped by two heavyweight fights in which the “A fighters” had earnest opposition.

The physically-impressive Ray Edwards, 269, Ducula, GA, now fighting out of Detroit, and who seemed so lackluster the month before in the same venue, Dearborn’s Civic Center, seemed determined to make amends from that ho-hum showing by taking it to a determined Sam Commings, Lansing. Ex-NFL footballer Edwards, managed by Jackie Kallen, advanced his mark to 7-0 (6) with a down-the-pike straight right in the second that left the coldcocked Commings so immobilized that counting was unnecessary. Save for one other fight, Commings had proved to be a durable foe, as he did last year in a distance scrap with the undefeated Juan Goode. (more…)



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights for tonight’s card at Pac Plex in Brooklyn

Natu Visinia 279 vs. Jon Bolden 225
Keith Tapia 203 vs. Tobias Rice TBA
Dave Valykeo 180 vs. Lamont Capers 192
Delen Parsley 162 vs. Marcus Beckford 157 1/2
Cesar Gonzalez 133 vs. Kherani Kessoon 130
Obafemi Bakari 158 vs. Henry Beckford 151
David Starks 198 vs. Martez Williamson 188

Promoter Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Promotions
Venue: Pac Plex
1st Bell : 7:00 PM ET



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran

Terry Buterbaugh 153.8 vs. Carlos Sanchez 156.5
Reyes Diaz 186 vs. Mike Mathews 182
Élan Simon 129 vs. Martin Quezada 129
Shane Moore 173 vs. Christian Bonilla 178.4
Alejandro Ayala 153 vs. Juan Medina 155.2

Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith in association with the Cox-Lyle Red Shield Gym are putting on a pro fight card tonight at the Cox-Lyle gym. This is an afternoon show, beginning at 3 pm which will put local fight fans at home in plenty of time to see the Alvarado vs Marquez clash on HBO. (more…)



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Nelson-Rodriguez/Dawejko-Rideout

Story by John DiSanto – Philly BoxingHistory.com

Photos by Chris Toney

Peltz Boxing & BAM Boxing returned to South Philadelphia Friday night with an 8-bout pro card that reopened the 2300 Arena.  The venue, formerly known as the New Alhambra, is still in the midst of renovation, but well on its way to (hopefully) revitalizing the local fight scene which has been in a slump without a central hub for boxing action.  Ever since the Blue Horizon closed in 2010, the Philly scene has slipped out of focus and slowly eroded away.  Each year, fewer and fewer promotions occur in the City, but Friday night’s show brought plenty of hope to local fans.  

Topping the card were a pair of 8-rounders featuring rising but familiar faces. (more…)



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez and Arum revisit The Forum

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing returns to the “Fabulous” Forum tonight with an exciting fight between two top contenders, four division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel Márquez, who is undefeated in this storied building, and former junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado. The winner will be declared mandatory challenger to WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao.

Both Marquez and promoter Bob Arum have played important parts of the Forum’s storied boxing history.

Marquez fought 12 times at the Forum early in his career. Tonight’s HBO-televised fight against Alvarado comes exactly 15 years and one week since his last Forum appearance. “Right now I feel very happy because I get to fight in a great place. It is a beautiful, historical place,” said Marquez earlier this week. “I remember all of my fights at the Forum.”

Hall of Fame promoter Arum has presented a number of epic fights at the Forum including the second fight between the legendary Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. “That was what, 41 years ago, oh my, I was a thin, young handsome guy. Now I’m an old fat guy,” joked Arum. “It was a great night, a good fight – Norton gave Ali trouble. The fight at the Forum was very close and Ali pulled it out.

“This is going to be a great night and a fight that is really important for boxing. Coming back to a venue that helped make boxing as popular as it is today, in Southern California at the Fabulous Forum and so we are thrilled to bring such a great fight to the Fabulous Forum, opening it up once again to the sport of boxing.”

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Doors open at 3:00 p.m. PT with the first bout on the mega undercard beginning at 3:15 p.m. PT.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Annandale, VA

By Gary Digital Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Ponytail Promotions card on Saturday, May 17 at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Center in Annandale, VA:

Tori Nelson 144 vs Mia St. John 143
Dwayne McRae 239 vs. Zeferino Albino 213
Andrew Farmer 140 vs. David Warren Huffman 135
Seth Billups 137 vs. Anthony Dave 138
Jed Phipps 219 vs. Ariel Espinal (will weigh in Saturday)
Alexandru Marin 129 vs. Darrell Martin 129
Gerome Quigley 149 vs. Damon Antoine 147
Steed Woodall 166 vs. Craig Schwallier 171

This is a late addition to the card. Steed “The Stallion” Woodall (2-0, one KO) is a super middleweight from Palm Beach, FL by way of Birmingham, England. Craig Schwallier (2-1, two KO’s) is from Grand Rapids, MI.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Dusty Hernandez Harrison added in Chester

One of the brightest young stars in boxing today, Dusty Hernandez Harrison (21-0, 11 KOs), currently the WBC Youth silver welterweight beltholder has been a late addition to tonight’s cars at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV. The card also features local lightweight Monty Meza-Clay vs. Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros and former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs against Matt “Gator” Greer. Hernandez will face veteran Roberto Valenzuela (69-66-2, 56 KOs).



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Selby: I can taste world title glory

Featherweight Lee Selby says he will take a huge step to landing his dream World title when he faces Romulo Koasicha in an official eliminator for the WBC World title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and AWE in the USA. Selby finds himself ranked in the top ten in the IBF and WBO and he believes can turn his number four ranking in the WBC into a shot at champion Jhonny Gonzalez with a big win over Koasicha.

“It’s a massive an opportunity,” said Selby, who tipped the scales at 125 and 6oz, two ounces heavier than his opponent. “It’s a step closer to becoming a World champion, which is something I’ve dreamt of since I was a kid and when I started boxing. It’s definitely the biggest night of my career. (more…)



May 17th, 2014

UFC

Meet the Strawweights: Rose Namajunas

If you’re one of the over 305,000 people who have seen Rose Namajunas’ zombie take on “The Harlem Shake” on YouTube, you’ll probably assume that “Thug” Rose is just like any other 21-year-old . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Juan Manual Marquez seeks to make history at the Forum Saturday night. More

Denver’s Mike Alvarado ready for war with Marquez. More

2012 U. S. Olympian Jose Ramirez grieves and vows to focus on fighting. More

A boxing club in Newbury Park, CA, is helping Parkinson’s patients. More



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Four International fights coming to Pretoria

By Ron Jackson

Danie Venter heads a bumper bill to be held in the Rembrandt Hall at the University of Pretoria on June 6 when he defends his WBF cruiserweight belt against Santander Silgado from Colombia.

In another cruiserweight fight, the exiting Thabiso Mchunu who has just come off a good wins over Eddie Chambers and Olanrewaju Durodola meets Julio Cesar Santos of Brazil for the IBF international cruiserweight belt.

Former IBF junior lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen returns to action when he faces Jasper Seroka in an all South African battle for the IBF International junior lightweight title.

In what could be the fight of the night, in another all South African clash Kevin Lerena and Daniel Bruwer meet for the vacant WBF Intercontinental cruiserweight title.



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson, Dawejko win At 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia

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Photos: Katie Warburton

Undefeated junior welterweight Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, scored a unanimous eight-round decision over previously undefeated southpaw Jerome Rodriguez, of Allentown, PA, in the main event as pro boxing returned to the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Scores were 77-75, 79-73, 80-72 for Nelson, now 12-0, 1 K0. Rodriguez drops to 6-1-3, 2 K0s.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Joey Dawejko, fresh off a week of sparring with Wladimir Klitschko in Austria, earned a unanimous eight-round decision over fellow-Philadelphian Mark Rideout. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 80-72 for Dawejko, now 10-3-2, 3 K0s. Rideout suffers his first loss and now is 4-1-2, 1 K0.

In other bouts on the card:
Anthony Burgin W 6 Ramon Ellis, lightweights
Milton Santiago, W 6 Josh Beeman, junior welterwweights
Nathaniel Rivas W 4 Jovan Sosa, welterweights
David Gonzales W 4 Jorge Omar Brito, junior welterweights
Hector Perez K0 3 Aaron Leonard, heavyweights
Vincent Floyd W 4 Sharif Jones, middleweights

Full report to follow



May 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mountaineer Resort, Chester, WV

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Shannon Briggs 248 vs. Matt Greer 240
Monty Meza-Clay 138 vs. Adolfo Landeros 134
Dusty Hernandez Harrison 150 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 153
Bill Hutchinson 142 vs. Larry Ventus 142
Antonio Nieves 122 vs. Adalberto Tapia 123
Ed Latimore vs. 224 vs. Travis Fulton*

*Will weigh in tomorrow. Original Latimore opponent Felix Abner no show.

Venue: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, Chester, WV
Promoter: Roy Jr. Presents in Association with TNT Promotions



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Diaz, Galarza outpoint foes

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Photos: Emily Harney

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (16-0, 12 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over tough Tyler Asselstine (14-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night in the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Diaz rocked Asselstine in round one and went on to win by scores of 97-92 on all three cards. Asselstine was deducted a point in round seven for repeatedly losing his mouthpiece. Diaz was cut over the eye from a headbutt in round eight.

Red-hot jr middleweight prospect Frank Galarza (14-0-2, 9 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously undefeated prospect Sebastien Bouchard (9-1, 2 KOs). Galarza pressed the action and won by scores of 77-774, 77-74, 78-73. Galarza was deducted a point for a low blow in round eight.



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Alcine draw, Rossy tops Hanks

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former jr. middleweight and welterweight world title challenger Delvin Rodríguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) and former WBA titlist Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine (35-7-2, 21 KOs) battled to a ten round draw on Friday night at the famous Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Neither fighter was dominant. After ten rounds judges had it 97-93 Rodriguez, 96-94 Alcine, 95-95.

In a crossroads heavyweight bout, Derric “El León” Rossy (29-8, 14 KOs) won a ten round majority decision against Joe “The Future” Hanks (21-2, 14 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 97-93, 98-92. Rossy rebounded from an eight-round, split-decision loss to Joey Dawejko, while Hanks coming off a fourth-round TKO loss to Andy Ruiz has now lost two straight.

What was supposed to be the local fight of the night never got off the ground as Walid Smichet posted a TKO victory at :56 seconds of the opening round as opponent Francois Miville (7-2) withdrew an injured left shoulder. It promised to be gunfight and Smichet returning after a four year absence came out blazing and was connecting solidly for what action there was. Miville came out of a clench grasping at his shoulder, and with no way of calling a timeout, took a knee on the canvas. The referee reached three before Miville himself waved it off. Smichet who weighed in at a career high 172 pounds moves to 21-7-3 with his 15th win by way of stoppage.

Super-featherweight Kevin Lavallee (12-0-1 10KO) returned from a twenty month absence and had no problem picking up where he left off with a stoppage at 1:01 of the third round against an over-matched James Owens (5-18) of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The undefeated twenty-three-year-old mounted a solid body attack for the duration of the bout and had his opponent pinned and wilting away on the ropes when referee Alain Villeneuve stopped the action.



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Fresno

Photos: Marty Solis/Top Rank

Jose Ramirez 141.5 vs. Jesus Selig 142

Andy Ruiz 250 vs. Manuel Quezada 230
(NABF, WBO Continental heavyweight championship)

Jose Benavidez 150.4 vs. Angel Hernandez 150.8
Anton Novikov 145 vs. Javier Castro 146.2
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.6 vs. Michael Gbenga 173.8
Gary Salazar 129.6 vs. Marcelo Cardenas 128.3
Danny Valdivia 153.8 vs. Fernando Najera 150.2
Joey Lopez 161.4 vs. Jesus Lopez 155.8

Venue: Selland Arena in Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas
Note: 6,000 seats have been sold for the fight!

More photos…



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez, Alvarado make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Juan Manuel Marquez 141.6 vs. Mike Alvarado 143.2
(WBO welterweight eliminator)
Viktor Postol 139.6 vs. Selcuk Aydin 139.2
(WBC super lightweight eliminator)

Oscar Valdez 129.4 vs. Noel Echevarria 130
Brad Solomon 149.2 vs. Arman Ovsepyan 146.6
Diego Magdaleno 132.4 vs. Oscar Bravo 136.4
Raul Hirales 124.4 vs. Ernesto Guerrero 121.6
Gabino Saenz 127.8 vs. Felix Perez 127
Yuri Trogiyanov 125.5 vs. Edwin Solis 126
Manuel Lopez 141.2 vs. Cameron Krael 141.4
Pedro Duran 129.8 vs. Dominic Coca 130
Zach Wohlman 143.5 vs. Eddie Cordova 143.8

Venue: The Forum, Inglewood, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

More photos…



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Cardiff, Wales

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Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Lee Selby 125.4 vs. Romulo Koasicha 125.25
(WBC featherweight eliminator)
Nathan Cleverly 198.3 vs. Shaun Corbin 195.5
Gavin Rees 137 vs. Gary Buckland 137
Callum Smith 166.9 vs. Tobias Webb 167.3
Paul Smith Jr 171.6 vs. David Sarabia 170.2

Venue: Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing
TV: AWE



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Top Prospects Stay Undefeated

Before a full house of developers, architects, contractors, and lawyers, in attendance at the 24th NAIOP Night At The Fights, two boxing prospects stayed undefeated with dominate wins on the Roy Englebrecht Promotions show at the Hotel Irvine at Jamboree Center Thursday night.

With 1,000 tuxedoed fans looking on, Russian welterweight Sukrab Shideav stayed perfect with a UD over a very game Eddie Hunter out of Seattle. Shideav who gave away two inches in height just threw too may bombs for Hunter to ever get into any kind of rhythm, though Hunter who drops to 10-10 rocked the 5-9 Shideav in the sixth round. With the win Shideav earned the Golden State Championship belt and goes to 12-0 with 9 KOs, and might go for win number 13th at Englebrecht’s Fight Club OC show on June 19th at The Hangar.

In the other pro boxing bout on the short program Detroit’s 20 year old junior welterweight sensation Ronnie Austion looks like the next Motor City star with a 90 second knockout of Luis Hernandez. Austion showed blazing speed in knocking down Hernandez 35 seconds into the opening round and finishing him off with a right hand to the head. Austion goes to 4-0 with 3 KOs and Hernandez falls to 3-7.



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Chuy Gutierrez added to Tropicana card

Undefeated Las Vegas-based lightweight Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez (11-0, 3 KOs) returns May 31 when he takes on Mexico’s Pablo Beccera (7-6, 4 KOs). 25-year-old Gutierrez will face Beccera on the undercard of DiBella Entertainment’s and Sampson Boxing’s (in association with Right Hook Promotions) event billed as “Real Fights” in the Tropicana Pavilion at the New Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas.

The co-main events that night will be telecast live on HBO Latino and HBO2 (12 midnight [ET/PT]) and feature a 10-round super featherweight battle between Dominican former world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (24-0-1, 18 KOs) and heavy-handed Mexican contender Juan Antonio Rodriguez (26-4, 23 KOs), as well as an “All Puerto Rico” 10-round super bantamweight war between undefeated Luis Rosa (16-0, 7 KOs) and Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (18-1, 13 KOs).



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Mike Tyson: I’m trying to get the fighters to fight as much as possible

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Story and photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Former undisputed heavyweight champion turned boxing promoter Mike Tyson is getting hyped up for his next promotion at Turning Stone Casino & Resort. Iron Mike Productions will present another edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 June 6th. Headlining the show will be Yudel Jhonson, 15-1 (9 KOs) against Norberto Gonzalez, 20-3 (13 KOs) in a Super Welterweight clash. “It was great being at the Turning Stone last year. We’re going to have a better show this time. Recent shows we’ve been having with Iron Mike Production have been selling out the ratings. The ratings have been sky high. I’m looking forward to bringing exciting fights to the people. The Turning Stone was our first stop ever in the promotional arena and I’m looking forward to being back in Upstate, New York.”

As most boxing fans know, Tyson has a close connection to New York State, both in Brooklyn where he was born and upstate in the Catskills region. He is still mobbed where ever he goes, but his connection to Upstate New York is something special. (more…)



May 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Ando to defend WBC 105lb belt against Kuroki; Ikeyama, Pagaduan to dispute vacant WBO 102lb belt tomorrow

Story and photos by Joe Koizumi

A female world title twinbill will take place in Osaka, Japan, tomorrow (Saturday). WBC female light-flyweight champ Mari Ando (11-6, 5 KOs) will put her belt on the line against southpaw compatriot Yuko Kuroki (10-4-1, 6 KOs) over ten two-minute rounds at the Azarea Taisho Gymnasium. Also, 44-year-old veteran Japanese Nao Ikeyama (13-3-1, 4 KOs) will fight unbeaten Filipino southpaw girl Jessebelle Pagaduan (6-0, 4 KOs) in a quest for the vacant WBO female 102-pound championship in the semi-final of the show. Our people haven’t paid much attention to the female boxing because of a lack of excitement and enthusiasm, but some girls maintain good efforts to increase attentions of our fight fans.

Epoch-making in Japanese fistic history is that this is the very first WBO world title contest ever held here in Japan. WBO supervisor Leon Panoncillo (US) stressed the importance of the Ikeyama-Pagaduan elimination bout as a breakthrough of increasing WBO title goes in Japan. (more…)



May 16th, 2014




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