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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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UFC

Andy Enz: Following Dad’s Example

Mind over matter. From the very beginning, debuting UFC middleweight Andy “Lionheart” Enz has held a particular mindset that has kept him moving forward, progressing, and on the right path to his moment of fighting inside the Octagon. It’s a way of thinking that has helped Enz persevere, refuse to quit, pick himself up when he’s fallen, and go to the gym to push himself to get better for the next go around. Actually, it’s incredibly simple – Enz wants to make his dad proud . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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January 28th, 2014



Feature Story

Luis Collazo: “When the fire gets hot, Ortiz can’t deal with it!”

Luis Collazo vs Miguel Angel Gonzalez - Chicago, Illinois - August 13, 2005Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Luis Collazo feels good about where he is in his career. There was a time when the former WBA welterweight champion had to travel to his opponent’s backyard for a title shot or a lucrative bout on television. When such a high profile fight was unavailable, the Brooklyn native sat on the shelf for months at a time waiting for a fight to be offered. In fact, Collazo (34-5, 17 KOs) did not see a squared circle unless he was a spectator for all of 2010 despite being injury-free.

A lot has changed since those days. Signed by Golden Boy Promotions in 2011, Collazo is now fighting for the fourth time in fifteen months. He is also headlining a main event on Thursday against a high profile opponent at the Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. (more…)



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Farewell piece on Jersey City boxing legend Jimmy Dupree. More

Nice retro piece on Montana boxing and John L. Sullivan. More

Has Manny Paquiao lost his killer instinct? Timothy Bradley thinks so. More

An arrest has been made in the death of aspiring 19-year-old boxer Jahmeer Alphonso in Philadelphia. More



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia steps in to face Gonzalez on Feb 7 FNF

Because of an injury forcing Jonathan Gonzalez to withdraw, tough veteran Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (33-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, via Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, will step in to face Monterrey, Mexico’s Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs) in the Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round middleweight main event on Friday, February 7 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Garcia vs. Gonzalez will also feature a 10-round, televised co-feature between undefeated featherweight prospect Kamil Laszczyk (15-0, 7 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, and Nicaragua’s Daniel “El General” Diaz (20-5-1, 14 KOs), plus 18-year-old welterweight prospect Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (2-0, 2 KOs) opening the telecast in a four-rounder vs. TBA.



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Don King: I can’t wait to get Mayorga back in action

Hall of Fame promoter Don King has announced that he is back with former three time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, who recently announced that he has decided to return to boxing. King is looking forward to meeting with Mayorga in the next few weeks to plan out his return.

King has already met with his partner Vlad Hrunov to negotiate Mayorga’s fight with Dmitry Chudinov in Russia. “I can’t wait to get the Matador back in action,” said King. “I love Ricardo Mayorga and I am very happy to see him come out of retirement. I believe he can become the people’s champion again. He is one of the most promotable fighters in the world and I look forward with great anticipation on promoting him and the great people of Nicaragua.

“Viva Nicaragua!!”



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. rated WBC #1 at super middleweight; Broner stripped of WBC lightweight belt

Former WBC middleweight champion and “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is now the #1 rated super middleweight in the latest WBC ratings, moving up from the #2 spot after #1 Marco Antonio Periban was dropped to #4. Neither fighter fought in December.

In September Chavez was rated at #2 in the middleweight division. He was unable to make weight for a September 28 bout with Bryan Vera, eventually weighing in at 172.4 lbs. In the November and December ratings, Chavez was placed at #2 in the super middleweight division before ascending to the top spot. He is scheduled to face Vera in a rematch on March 1 on HBO.

Also, Adrien Broner was finally stripped of the WBC lightweight belt after leaving the division. Omar Figueroa is taking over as 135lb champion.

Click here to see the just released WBC ratings



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview with Riddick Bowe at MSG

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Legendary former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe (43-1, 33 KOs) was in attendance Saturday night in New York City for the big fight card at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. “Big Daddy” spoke with Fightnews.com about the future of American heavyweights and, of course, Andrew Gołota…



January 27th, 2014

Boxing Result

Late Result: Marsili retains EBU title

European lightweight champion, IBF #4 and WBC #9 Emiliano Marsili (28-0-1, 12 KOs) defended his last title by twelve round unanimous decision against Pasquale Di Silvio (17-6-1, 5 KOs) last Saturday night in Tolfa (Rome). The scores were 116-111 twice and 115-112. OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) in collaboration with A&B Events promoted the show with Italia 2 televising the main event live in Italy.



January 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Pass Confirmed as Home of TUF Brasil

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter® Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC® Fight Pass™. (more…)



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Paulie Ayala’s Parkinson’s Fundraiser is a Huge Hit

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Robert Hughes

Although this past Saturday night was full of world title fights in the ring, an inspirational night outside the ring and with bigger fights at stake, took place at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas at Meet The Champions II benefiting Paulie Ayala’s Punching Out Parkinson’s (www.punchingoutparkinsons.org). A full house of Parkinson’s sufferers and non-sufferers alike gathered together with the sole purpose of raising funds for this dreaded disease. The theme of the evening that was echoed throughout was “never give up.”

The Punching Out Parkinson’s boxing program is the brainchild of former 2X World Champion Paulie Ayala that began about two years ago with four patients suffering from the disease to 50 plus currently. Ayala uses the same boxing fitness program that he teaches his amateur and pro fighters and calls these fighters “his champions.” (more…)



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Gary Russell opponent named: Miguel Tamayo

Top super featherweight contender Gary “The Lion” Russell Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) will kick off the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast live from Barclays Center on Thursday when he faces Obregon, Mexico’s Miguel “Yaqui” Tamayo (14-7-2, 12 KOs) in the opening televised bout on the fight card headlined by the WBA International welterweight title fight between “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo.

The eight-round super featherweight bout will air beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT followed by the 10-round super welterweight co-featured bout between unbeaten prospects Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez and Daquan “King” Arnett. Also added to the undercard are bouts featuring top local standouts “Sir” Marcus Browne, Emmanuel “Manny” Gonzalez, Zachary Ochoa, Rafael Vazquez and Steven Bujaj.



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Jose Sulaiman Race of Champions

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

It was a Sunday to remember at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Forest and Paseo de la Reforma with thousands of runners and boxing fans gathered to participate in the first edition of the “Jose Sulaiman Race of Champions.” Runners ran alongside boxing champions and former champions in 6K and 12K races. Julio Cesar Chavez, Edgar Sosa, Daniel Zaragoza, Humberto Gonzalez, Jhonny Gonzalez, Jose Luis Bueno, Pablo Cesar Cano, Ibeth Zamora, Zulima Muñoz, Jessica Gonzalez, Mariana Juarez, Irma Garcia and Jessica Chavez among many others participated in the race. Instead of a starting gun, the races commenced with ring bell sounds, the song “Eye of the Tiger” and a minute’s applause in memory of former WBC President Jose Sulaiman passed away on January 16. At the finish line was a photo of Sulaiman thanking the thousands of participants for being part of “the 12 rounds of his life.” Fightnews.com participated in the marathon running in the 12K race. photos



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Dereck Chisora to face Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson

It was announced today at a press conference in London that heavyweight contender Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora will face Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson on February 15th at the Copper Box Arena in London. Chisora will share the bill with Tyson Fury with an eye on meeting Fury in a rematch in the summer. Promoter Frank Warren stated that he would like Fury-Chisora to be a WBO title eliminator and stage the bout at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium. Chisora and Fury were complimentary to each other, but Fury had harsh words for ex-world champion David Haye, who twice pulled out of fights against him. “He’s a f—ing b–ch and he wouldn’t fight,” stated Fury. Chisora’s opponent Johnson is coming off a poor performance against Christian Hammer in December. Fury’s foe is Gonzalo Omar Basile of Argentina.



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Acevedo’s stock way up after pulling huge upset

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events

After losing his unbeaten record in a controversial decision last March in Chicago, 26-year-old Puerto Rican boxer Roberto Acevedo (8-1, 5 KOs) came back in a big way last Friday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, proving he’s one of the top prospects in the light heavyweight division. Acevedo looked strong in his debut after moving up from super middleweight as he blew away highly touted and previously undefeated WBA #14 rated Ilshat Khusnulgatin (11-1, 6 KOs).

“I felt strong. My hands went well and I could hurt him and finish him off. Thank God we could do the work and show we are here to stay,” said Acevedo, who took the fight on only 7 days notice. Roberto, who is managed by Boxing Free Agent Management, will be returning to the ring in March looking for a regional title.

Click here to read the full fight report



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

El Feroz stars in ‘Welcome to Los Vargas’

A new reality series called “Welcome to Los Vargas” following the life of retired three-time world boxing champion Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas and his family, aired Sunday night on the mun2 network. In the premiere episode, viewers met the family and learned that Fernando has started a new career – as a boxer trainer. When Fernando and his wife Martha go to a concert in downtown Las Vegas, they leave Grandpa in charge of the kids. Martha receives a surprise from Frankie J.

Click here to see episode one



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing back in San Diego on Feb 28

Known for competitive fight cards and his “Boxing at its Best” motto, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis closed off his 2013 season last November with the best night of professional boxing San Diego, CA, had seen in a long time. A night of knockouts, back and forth action and an all-out night of club fights atmosphere was lived by the nearly sold out crowd. DePhilippis together with his outfit Bobby D Presents and in association with Caribe Promotions are committed to keep it going with a mega-fight card that guarantees to start the New Year with a bang in their first fight event of 2014 in their running boxing series “San Diego Fights” all set for Friday, February 28th, at the new home for San Diego live professional boxing, the Crown Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley. (more…)



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Kauffman dominates Thompson

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Jeff Julian

9th ranked WBA contender Travis “My Time” Kauffman (28-1, 20 KOs) captured the WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA with laborious one sided ten round unanimous decision victory over Vincent Thompson. Travis targeted the body and landed several hard shots up top, but Thompson fought throughout the fight in survival mode with small combinations while clinching constantly, which led to a less than exciting fight. All three judges had it heavily in favor of Travis Kauffman by scores of 98-92 and 100-90 x 2 for the unanimous decision victory. (more…)



January 27th, 2014

AWE TV

Rees: It’s win or bust against Buckland

Gavin Rees says that defeat against Gary Buckland at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday (February 1) would spell the end of his career. The former WBA world light welterweight champion was stopped by Adrien Broner in Atlantic City for ‘The Problem’s’ WBC lightweight crown in February and followed that with a slender defeat to Anthony Crolla in Bolton in June. The 33 year old now tackles his fellow Welshman in an eliminator for the British title live on AWE TV, but there’s more than just a shot at the title on the line for ‘The Rock’.

“If I lose to Gary I think that would be the end of the road for my career,” said Rees. “It’s all on the line for me, if I lose its curtains. (more…)



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Garcia dominates Burgos, Jennings stops Szpilka

By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO junior lightweight champion Miguel Angel (Mikey) Garcia continued to burnish his credentials as one of the best fighters in the world Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, bouncing back from a brief second-round scare to win a unanimous decision against top contender Juan Carlos Burgos. The fight was the main event of a double-header televised by HBO. (more…)



January 27th, 2014


Boxing News

Shaw/Leonard ink two prospects

Gary Shaw Productions and Antonio Leonard Promotions have just signed two of the top U.S. amateur boxers in Kenneth Sims Jr. and Eduardo Martinez. Both fighters who hail from Chicago, IL, were brought to the professional ranks by manager James Prince and are trained by Kenneth Sims Sr. “These two kids have remarkable talent,” said Gary Shaw. “I want to thank my good friend James Prince for bringing me these two top fighters from the amateurs. Antonio Leonard, James and I will once again start another journey together as we did in the past with the late Diego Corrales and many others. We will go far with these two young men.”



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Fights at the Fitz Results

By Tracy Morin/MemphisBoxing.com at ringside

The first 2014 edition of Fights at the Fitz in Tunica, Mississippi, drew an enthusiastic crowd to support local fan favorites pitted against time-tested veterans, plus adopted son Tony Mack facing a young undefeated in the card’s main event. Full story…



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

More on Falcao-Rios double DQ + Video

As we reported, the highly publicized pro debut of 2012 Olympic middleweight bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao (4-2, 0 KOs) against Fidel “El Terrible” Rios (9-0-2, 3 KOs) in Brazil ended prematurely when, thanks to some overzealous refereeing, both fighters were disqualified for hitting after the bell. Interestingly, according to Falcao’s official Fight Fax record, he already has had six pro fights, including two losses. This is courtesy of his six paid bouts on the controversial “World Series of Boxing” circuit that occurred prior to his participation in the Olympics.

Falcao-Rios was supposed to air on FOX Deportes on Saturday night, but in the U.S. we ended up with replays of classic fights instead. However, video of Falcao-Rios has popped up on YouTube, so here’s what went down…



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Bradley: I have to beat Pacquiao as convincingly as I beat Marquez

Although he was the winner in his first fight with Manny Pacquiao, current WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley sounds like a man looking for redemption when he faces Pacquiao again on April 12 on a PPV megacard in Las Vegas. “This fight is to get the credit I didn’t get the first time,” Bradley told boxing scribe Leighton Ginn of the Desert Sun. “In this fight, I have to beat him as convincingly as I beat Marquez.”

Bradley said that it “feels great” to get the rematch. “I’m happy to have this opportunity to get rid of this dark cloud that has been looming over me since 2012.” He also stated that he’s expecting a more aggressive Pacman. “I’m ready for whatever Pacquiao brings. I’m ready basically to win and get the credit I deserve that I didn’t get in the last fight!”



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Lamont Peterson sets his sights on Danny Garcia for a possible junior welterweight unification fight, after his weekend win. More

Police searched the home of champ Jean Pascal in connection to a possible sexual assault, over the weekend. More

Amir Khan is expected to know if he’s won the boxing lottery with a Floyd Mayweather showdown, next week. More



January 27th, 2014

Full Report

Valdez wins decision in Santa Fe

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez

In the main event at the Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort in Santa Fe, N.M., Tony “The Warrior” Valdez (8-4-3, 7 KO’s) seemed gun-shy against a less-than-formidable opponent in Jaime Gutierrez (4-8) of Albuquerque.

The fans in attendance at the Holmes Boxing and Orthrus Promotions card were expecting a blood and guts war, as has been the norm every time Valdez fights. What they got was a cautious and controlled boxing match. (more…)



January 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 10 presser and bonus recap

Caceres and Sergio Pettis, younger brother of lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, won fight of the night for their bantamweight brawl. The two exchanged big shots early on, with Pettis controlling the first two rounds. But Caceres came out strong in the third, finishing the younger Pettis via rear-naked choke with just 20 second left to fight . . . Click here for more
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January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Peterson Retains IBF Title; Charlo Outduels Rosado in DC

By Julian Burgower and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson of Washington, DC notched win number 32 and successfully made the second defense of his title tonight by outpointing a very game Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean of Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.

Peterson got off to a slow start before the 5,668 hometown fans in attendance allowing Jean to use his quickness and carry three of the four rounds on two of the judges’s scorecards. Wanting to prove that his knockout loss last May to Lucas Matthysse was merely a setback, Peterson warmed up in the fifth and sixth rounds, connecting with a solid body attack as Jean backed into the ropes. Peterson continued to attack in the seventh, landing wide punches almost at will. Jean remained competitive throughout the fight, connecting with a good uppercut in the eighth. Peterson continued to dig shots to the body which seemed to drain Jean of his speed and in the 10th round caused referee Roberto Ramirez, Sr. to call a short halt to the action as Jean complained of a left that struck on the hip. Peterson cruised the 11th and 12th rounds to win a unanimous decision by scores of 115-113, 118-111 and 116-112. (more…)



January 26th, 2014

Boxing Result

2012 Olympian Falcao gets DQ’d in pro debut

The highly anticipated pro debut of 2012 Olympic middleweight bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao ended in disaster Saturday night when both he and his opponent Fidel “El Terrible” Rios (9-0-2, 3 KOs) were surprisingly disqualified after round two at the Arena Santos in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The fight got out of hand when both fighters continued to punch after the bell in round two and referee Jose Bezerra controversially DQ’d both of them rather than issuing a warning or deducting points. With no winner, the official result will be a no contest. Both fighters were enraged by the call and want a rematch.

In the main event, unbeaten featherweight Adeilson Dos Santos (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Carlos Gaston Suarez (6-3, 1 KO). The card was Golden Boy Promotions first event in Brazil.



January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia eyes Gamboa or Pacman next

WBO jr lightweight champion Mikey Garcia spoke in the ring after his dominant win over Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday night in the Madison Square Garden Theater.

On his fight with Burgos…
I found my rhythm, found my distance…his height and his reach were giving me a little difficulties at first, but once I found my rhythm and my range I was able to work at that pace. He’s a tough guy, he’s resilient, he can take paunch and he went the distance. I was expecting him to do that.

How he would deal with Yuriorkas Gamboa or Manny Pacquiao…
I find my distance, find my range, timing. Timing beats speed and I have all those skills and when I fight someone like them I’ll prepare for them.

If Gamboa or Pacquiao could be next…
If they wanna sit down and put it on the table, that’s what we gotta do. They know what to do, we know what to do. Gotta sit down and negotiate the fight and agree on the terms.



January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Broner: Since I took my loss everyone feels like Floyd Mayweather took a loss

Former world champion Adrien Broner spoke with Brian Kenny during Saturday’s Showtime telecast. Here are some highlights:

Regarding his first loss last December to Marcos Maidana…
“That’s not the first time I took defeat. It might not be the last time. But God has got something in store for me. I am set for a major comeback. Maidana did what he was supposed to do. He threw big shots. I was in a hell of a fight. It comes with the territory. That’s boxing. Sometimes you don’t get hit, but sometimes you do. It’s not about that. It’s about how you get up. And I got up and fought to the last.”

On exercising a rematch clause for an immediate return fight with Maidana…
“Of course. I am a fighter. If I go on, I know I can beat anybody. If I go on, what will they say? ‘Oh, At least Maidana beat him.’ I’m the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather, so since I took my loss everyone feels like Floyd Mayweather took a loss because I’m the closest thing to him. And still to this day I’m the closest thing to him.” (more…)



January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko turns down job offer, demands early presidential elections

In an attempt to broker a deal to halt violent protests and political unrest in the country, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych met with opposition leaders and offered former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko a job as Vice Prime Minister, responsible for humanitarian issues. But Klitschko, who heads the UDAR Party and has declared his intention to run against Yanukovych for president, rejected the offer and instead demanded that the Urkrainian presidential elections be moved from 2015 to later this year.



January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Bryant Jennings talks after defeating Artur Szpilka at MSG

By Przemek Garczarczyk/Mateusz Borek

Still undefeated heavyweight Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com after his Saturday night win by tenth round TKO against Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs) in New York City’s Madison Square Garden Theater. (more…)



January 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #9 Kauffman dominates Thompson

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

WBA #9 heavyweight contender Travis “My Time” Kauffman (28-1, 20 KOs) captured the WBA Fedelatin title at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA with a laborious one-sided ten round unanimous decision victory over Vincent Thompson on Saturday night. Travis targeted the body and landed several hard shots up top, but Thompson fought in survival mode with small combinations and clinching throughout which led to a less than exciting fight. All three judges had it heavily in favor of Travis Kauffman by scores of 98-92 and 100-90 x 2 for the unanimous decision victory.

In the other fight of interest on the card, former top rated US amateur and rising bantamweight sensation Miguel “No fear” Cartagena upped his record to 11-0, 4 KOs with a dominant sixth round stoppage of tough veteran Felipe Rivas (15-16-2, 9 KOs). Cartagena had Rivas heavily behind and withering as sixth round came to a close. In Rivas’s corner, the ringside physician saw what appeared to be a fractured bone in his wrist and called for the fight to be stopped. Rivas and his corner complained profusely about the stoppage. The official time of the TKO was three minutes of the sixth round.



January 26th, 2014

UFC

Bendo takes close one over Thomson

It wasn’t a popular decision with the fans at the United Center, but in the UFC on FOX main event Saturday, Benson Henderson was able to get back in the win column in his first fight since losing his UFC lightweight title to Anthony Pettis last August, scoring a razor-thin five round split decision victory over Josh Thomson . . . Click here for more
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January 26th, 2014




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