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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains

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Boxing News

Team Fury opens new gym

Heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury, along with trainer Peter Fury, undefeated cousin Hughie and other members of the Team Fury entourage will all be on hand to open their brand new Bolton boxing HQ on Wednesday May 14. Developed in conjunction with the Platinum Sports and Events Management Company headed by Asif Vali, The Platinum Community Centre will boast state-of-the-art training facilities to help develop future amateur and pro champions. “We’re really excited about getting this Team Fury gym up and running,” said Peter Fury recently. “It’s been a lot of hard work in the making but we’re there now and the set-up is fantastic. Tyson and the rest of the team will be based there and hopefully the gym will soon have its first world champ.”



May 13th, 2014



Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez PPV undercard finalized

Miguel Cotto Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing will present three ten-rounders which will be featured on the pay-per-view undercard headlined by the Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez world middleweight championship. The Cotto-Martinez will take place on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. The pay-per-view telecast will open with one-time world title challenger Andy Lee and top-five contender John Jackson in a middleweight rumble, followed by a junior middleweight battle between rising contender Jorge Melendez and former world champion Yuri Foreman, who is on the comeback trail. The final bout before the main event will pit former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. and Marvin Sonsona in a long-awaited rematch, this time in a featherweight fight.



May 13th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC orders Mares-Velez eliminator

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The WBC has ordered an elimination bout between Mexican former world champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KOs) and Puerto Rican Jayson ‘La Maravilla’ Velez (22-0, 16 KOs) with the winner will be the official challenger for featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez, the Sport Press has learned. Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions have 30 days to negotiate and reach a satisfactory agreement for both sides, otherwise the WBC will hold a purse bid on May 29 in Mexico City.



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

KEA Boxing Promotions inks Yusaf Mack

KEA Boxing Promotions is proud to announce the signing of light heavyweight veteran Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack (31-7, 17 KO’s) of Philadelphia to an exclusive promotional contract. “Mack is a veteran and seasoned warrior in the sport and we are excited to have him part of the KEA team. He defended his USBA title against Omar Sheika on one of our shows and we saw his potential. We believe he still has something to prove to the boxing world, and hope to have him back in the rankings by the end of 2014.” Says Andre Kut-President of KEA Boxing Promotions. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez-Alvarado has marathon undercard

The non-televised Marquez-Alvarado/Postal-Aydin card at the Fabulous Forum offers a total of eleven bouts. The off-TV highlights include former super featherweight world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (25-1, 10 KOs) vs. Oscar Bravo (21-3, 9 KOs), two-time Mexican Olympian super featherweight Oscar Valdez (10-9, KOs) vs. Noel Echevarria (11-2, 6 KOs), unbeaten welterweight Brad Soloman (21-0, 8 KOs) vs. Armen Ovsepyan (14-3, 11 KOs), plus six more scheduled bouts.

Raul Hirales vs. TBA (super flyweight)
Gabino Saenz vs. Cesar Martinez (featherweight)
Yuri Trogiyanov vs. Edwin Solis (featherweight)
Zachary Wohlman vs. Eddie Cordova (super lightweight)
Pedro Duran vs. Dominic Coca (super featherweight)
Manuel Lopez vs. Cameron Kreal (super lightweight)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola is ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 2003

ESPN’s live telecast of the Saturday, May 10, WBC world heavyweight championship fight between Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) delivered a 0.8 overnight rating according to Nielsen, making it the highest-rated fight on any ESPN network since 2003 (Monte Barrett vs. Eric Kirkland delivered a 1.3 overnight rating on October 3, 2003, on ESPN2). Stiverne defeated Arreola by TKO in the sixth round, making him the first boxer of Haitian descent to win a heavyweight title. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez-Alvarado fight week is here

Fight Week is finally here for boxing’s triumphant return to the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. Saturday’s big fight card will feature four-division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) and former world junior welterweight champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs) in a WBO welterweight title elimination bout with the winner emerging as the mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

The fight will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing. The telecast will open with Viktor Postol (25-0, 10 KOs) and Selcuk Aydin (26-2, 19 KOs), rated #1 and #2 by the WBC, battling in a 12-round WBC super lightweight title elimination bout.



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Braehmer opponent named: Roberto Bolonti

WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer’s (43-2, 32 KOs) next opponent has been finalized. Braehmer will defend his belt against WBA #14 Roberto “La Bestia” Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) on June 7 at Sport- und Kongresshalle Schwerin, Germany. “He likes to put a lot of pressure on his opponents and I am a counter-puncher,” said 35-year-old Braehmer. “His style will play into my hands – I will tame ‘La Bestia’!”

Bolonti, also 35, thinks different, referring to the German’s loss against his compatriot Hugo Hernan Garay in 2008. “It will be no different come June 7. The beast will be hungry – hungry to win the WBA Championship!” Braehmer answered Bolonti’s claims: “I was sick when I fought Garay. Bolonti should be prepared for a fit and ready version of Juergen Braehmer – the version that has never lost a fight before!”

Unbeaten WBO Youth Champions Tyron Zeuge (13-0, 7 KOs) and Noel Gevor (11-0, 6 KOs) as well as light heavyweight talent Enrico Koelling (13-0, 4 KOs) will be showcased on the undercard of Braehmer vs. Bolonti.



May 12th, 2014

Feature Story

Stiverne vs. Arreola full report and photogallery!

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Photos by Big Joe Miranda

Once heavyweight Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) landed that devastating right hand early in the sixth round, you could hear a pin drop inside the beautiful Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California.  Most of the 3,992 in attendance found it hard to believe their warrior Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31KOs) was struggling to get to his feet.  Another knockdown and then a barrage of punches forced referee Jack Reiss to stop the contest making the Haiti-born Stiverne the first crowned heavyweight world champion from the tiny Caribbean island as he captured the vacant WBC title . . . Click here for more



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Hall can’t wait to silence Butler

Ahead of their IBF world bantamweight title fight showdown, world champion Stuart Hall has rubbished claims by opponent Paul Butler’s camp that he has been reluctant to fight. In an intriguing Northeast versus Northwest encounter; champion Hall makes the second defense of his crown against Butler at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7. And with friction between the pair evident, Stuart insists he cannot wait for the chance to silence his rival.

“I was holding out for more money,” explained Hall, whose first defence against Martin Ward ended early after the County Durham man sustained a bad cut. “I’ve won the world title now and it’s all about trying to earn as much as I can for my family. He also made it public before I’d even agreed the fight, and who is he to say he’s fighting me when I hadn’t agreed it. So that’s all it was. Of course I want to fight him; I’m not bothered about Paul Butler. He’s an easier fight than [mandatory opponent – Randy] Caballero.” (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

PA Boxing Hall of Fame set to induct Class of 2014 on Sunday

Photo: John DiSanto

Photo: John DiSanto


By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

On Sunday, May 18th, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will induct a new class of ten outstanding boxing people in their annual banquet event. This year’s class includes six boxers – both living and deceased, three storied corner men, and one beloved Philadelphia sports writer.

Leading the class is star trainer Brother Naazim Richardson, the coach of current light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and USBA heavyweight champion Steve Cunningham. Amateur coach Mitch Allen, a trainer for more than 60 years who produced 21 national amateur champions during the stretch, is also slated for induction, along with legendary cut man Leon Tabbs, who also worked with Bernard Hopkins for many years. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Hubeaux defends WBC Youth on May 31

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Belgian heavyweight Herve “HH” Hubeaux, 16-1-0(7), will defend for the first time his WBC Youth world heavyweight title he won on Oct. 5, 2013, against Tibor Balogh from Hungary. Hubeaux was previously the WBC Youth intercontinal champion a title he won in April 2012.

He lost it in his first defense against Toni Visic and regained it in a close fight in the rematch. Hubeaux recently changed his management and training and is hoping that this will give his career a new dimension. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Rungvisai-Cuadras for WBC title in Mexico City

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super bantamweight champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (27-3-1, 25 KOs) of Thailand will defend his WBC crown against unbeaten Mexican challenger Carlos ” Príncipe” Cuadras (29-0, 24 KOs) on May 31 at the Juan De La Barrera Gym in Mexico City. Cuadras looked sharp and in good condition during a public workout at the Sportcity Carso Gym after returning from his training in Japan and in the Otomi Ceremonial Center in Mexico State. The card is promoted by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Alcine returns home for showdown with Rodriguez

Photo: Randy Carr

Former world champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) on Friday in the ESPN2-televised main event at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The bout will be a homecoming for Alcine, who was based in Canada for several years prior to relocating to Southern California where he resides now. It was in Montreal where Alcine had his last big win, an upset in 2011 of world ranked contender David Lemieux in their domestic showdown. Unfortunately for Alcine that would be followed up with five consecutive losses. At that point the future did not look promising for Alcine but Journeyman Management decided to take a chance on Alcine who is now riding a two fight win streak under his new management team. It will now be up to the 38-year-old Alcine to show what he can still do. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Announcement

Persoon to defend WBC title in November

Delfine Persoon with manager Filiep Tampere and promoter Paul DegrooteKing Filip meets Delfine PersoonNewly crowned WBC lightweight champion Delfine Persoon will probably defend her green belt in November. The team Persoon starts negotiating with 2-3 possible opponents.
Promoter Paul Degroote of DTT was delighted with the performance of Persoon and her trainer Filiep Tampere. Delfine became the first ever Belgian boxer to win a WBC gold belt. With this win she hope to have made a huge step in the good direction to be elected Belgian sportswoman of 2014.



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

SA’s youngest Olympic boxing medalist dies

By Ron Jackson

Boela Meyers, who was only 17 when he won an Olympic Games boxing medal, has died. Meyers, who won a bronze medal at the 1960 Games in Rome, died at the age of 70 in Edenvale near Johannesburg last Wednesday, May 7 2014 He was the youngest SA boxer to win an Olympic medal and never turned professional. (more…)



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez locates to Miami for training camp ahead of his showdown with Miguel Cotto. More

Kid Galahad inches closer to a world title shot with win over Fred Mundraby. More

Adrien Broner is not on Manny Pacquiao’s list, according to Bob Arum. More

Floyd Mayweather Sr. changes tune on a Mayweather-Maidana rematch. More



May 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Bermane Stiverne: I am Living the Dream

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

After thanking a slew of people including his trainer, cut man, manager and former world title challenger Samuel Peter, the new WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21KOs) credited the fact that he doesn’t have cable in his Las Vegas home in helping him to knock out Christopher Arreola (35-4, 31KOs) last night in the sixth round to capture the vacant title. “I did my homework. Anybody that has been to my home in Las Vegas can tell you, I don’t have cable. All I did was watch Chris’ fights. I studied him. All I did was watch Chris.”

The post-fight press conference began with Dan Goosen of Goossen-Tutor presenting their horse in this race, the previously ranked #2 heavyweight in the world according to the World Boxing Council, Arreola of Riverside, CA. “Arreola fought his butt off. He gave everything he had. There were no losers here tonight.”

Almost as if on cue Arreola interrupted with, “I lost!” (more…)



May 11th, 2014

Full Report

Valdez settles for draw in Santa Fe

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez

It was a tough outing for super flyweight Tony “The Warrior” Valdez (8-4-4, 7 KO’s) in the main event of the Latin Collision card at Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort outside of Santa Fe, N.M.. His opponent, no pushover with names like Ivan Calderon and Giovanni Segura on his resume. Felipe Rivas (15-16-3, 9 KO’s), came for the ‘W’, but left home to Sonora with a draw.

“I should call myself ‘The Artist,’ with how many draws I have,” stated Valdez in the locker room after his six round draw. (more…)



May 11th, 2014

UFC

Danny Castillo: For Mom

It’s not the ideal Mother’s Day for Danny Castillo, but as the UFC lightweight returns home from Brazil, where he competed in a grappling match against Haider Rasheed on Saturday, you get the impression that his mom, Roxana, understands, and that her son will most certainly make it up to her when he arrives back in Northern California . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw is live on PPV on Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten Parker to face Minto next

Fresh from his victory on the undercard of the Klitschko-Leapai world heavyweight championship card in Germany last month, heavyweight Joseph Parker (8-0, 7 KOs) is coming home to face WBO #12 rated Brian Minto (39-7, 25 KOs) on July 5 at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, New Zealand. Minto returns to New Zealand six months after savaging Kiwi favorite Shane Cameron – ending his boxing career. Two belts are up for grabs, the WBO Oriental belt which Minto won off Cameron last year and the interim WBA-PABA belt that Parker won in Germany last month.

Also featured on the card is Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (23-1-1, 19 KOs), ranked number 10 in the WBO’s light heavyweight division. He faces TBA.



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Quick ring return of Stéphane Jamoye

Former EBU champion and WBC challenger Stéphane Jamoye is scheduled to make a quick ring return after his brave challenge for the WBC title against Shinsuke Yamanaka last April 23 in which he was stopped in 9 one-sided rounds.
Jamoye will have an 8 rounder on June 7th in Esneux, Belgium. No opponent named yet.



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Perez retains WBA title

By Robert Coster

WBA interim jr welterweight champion Johan Perez (19-1-1, 13 KOs) of Venezuela had to dig deep to retain his title via a tenth round TKO over game Dominican challenger Fernando Monte de Oca (15-3, 12 KOs). The gritty visitor attacked early and on many occasions forced the champion to backpedal. In the second part of the fight, Perez’s better boxing skills and stamina made the difference. The exhausted Dominican challenger stayed on his stool at the end of the tenth round. A much tougher night than anticipated for champion Perez.

In the co-feature main event, local girl Ogleidis Suarez (19-3-1,8 KOs) won the WBA interim femaler super featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Calixta Salgado (11-3-2 ,8 KOs) of Colombia.

The card which marked a return of boxing to Venezuela was held in Domo Maria Vargas in the city of Guaira.



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Chisora and Fury pulled apart by security

Heavyweight rivals Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury had to be forcibly pulled apart by security during their public head to head at the Printworks in Manchester, ahead of their WBO World Heavyweight title Final Eliminator on Saturday 26th July at Manchester’s Phones 4 U Arena. During the event, Chisora was angered at Fury’s recent Twitter comments which accused him of using anabolic steroids, which was followed by a heated face to face exchange where both men had to be separated. The bad blood then spilled over into a separate spat between Chisora and a member of Fury’s family who was being vocal about his feelings whilst standing amongst the 600+ attending crowd.



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Laggoune headlines in Ninove, Belgium on May 31

Current WBC Mediterranean and Belgian national cruiserweight champion Bilal Laggoune will make a quick comeback to the ring and headline a show promoted by his brother Ezzedine Laggoune on May 31 in Ninove.
Bilal Laggoune, who in his last fight destroyed in a one-sided contest Christophe Dufaux in 9 rounds, will take on Georgian Gogita Gorgiladze in a non-title 8 rounder.
On the same card Ismael Abdoul will face Shalva Jomardashvili over 6 rounds.
Ryah Merhy, Mohamed El Marcouchi and Elfi Philipps will feature on the undercard.
Geofrey Battelo was taken off the card.



May 11th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Cincinnati: Brown KOs Silva in Three!

Some fighters talk about always wanting to finish their opponents. Saturday night at U.S. Bank Arena, Ohio’s own Matt Brown went above and beyond the call of duty in that attempt against Erick Silva, finally stopping the ultra-courageous Brazilian in the third round of their thrilling Fight of the Year candidate, in the process making a rock-solid case for a shot at Johny Hendricks’ UFC welterweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne KOs Arreola in round six

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) won an all out war against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC heavyweight championship. The two went to war in the third and fourth rounds with Arreola getting the better of Stiverne but the tides changed in the fifth round as Stiverne put on a boxing clinic and Arreola seemed to tire. In the sixth round, Stiverne dropped Arreola hard with a right hand and Arreola barely beat the count only to be dropped again. Stiverne went in for the kill and with Arreola defenseless and taking bombs, referee Jack Reiss waived off the bout to at 2:02 of the sixth round.

At the time of the stoppage, judges Max Deluca and Robert Tapper scored the bout 48-47 for Arreola and Jerry Roth had it 48-47 for Stiverne, who not only wins the WBC heavyweight championship but also becomes the first man to knock out the granite chinned Arreola. Mandatory WBC challenger for Stiverne, Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) may be next for Stiverne.

Stiverne becomes the first Haitian-born heavyweight champion. After the fight, Stiverne said the plan was let Arreola get comfortable, “then crack him.” Stiverne’s promoter Don King once again controls part of the heavyweight championship. (more…)



May 11th, 2014

Boxing News

More results from Los Angeles

By Rocky Morales at ringside

In a walk-out 10 round heavyweight bout at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (21-2, 15KO) and DaVarryl “A Touch Of Sleep” Williamson (27-8, 23KO) lived up to Williamson’s nickname by putting the crowd to sleep for 3.5 rounds before Molina finally came to life in the fourth round landing some perfectly placed shots on the 45-year-old one time world title challenger. There was good two-way action in the fifth round but the referee was very quick to stop the bout at 2:39 of the fifth round after Molina landed a hard right hand. The stoppage seemed very premature, although Molina appeared on his way to victory over Williamson who had not fought since June 2012 and fought just twice in the past 4.5 years. Molina, a one time loser to Chris Arreola by first round knockout, wins his third bout in a row.

U.S. Olympian, Abel Ramos (9-0-2, 5 KOs) was lucky to keep his unbeaten record intact following a battering he took from once-defeated Levan Ghvacichava (11-1-1, 8 KO) from the Republic of Georgia. Ramos was a bloody mess and Ghvaamichava controlled the action for the majority of the bout yet seemed to get the short end of the stick as the result was a majority decision draw with scores of 57-57, 57-57 and 55-59. Incredibly, the one dissenting judge actually had it four rounds to two in favor of Ramos.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Nietes beats up Fuentes, keeps WBO title

Report/photos by Nick Giongco

Donne Nietes of the Philippines retained his WBO light-flyweight crown late Saturday night in Manila via a brutal ninth-round stoppage of mandatory Mexican challenger Moises Fuentes. Nietes floored Fuentes down three times and referee Robert Byrd stepped in with four seconds remaining in the ninth canto. Fuentes absorbed an overhand Nietes right that produced the first knockdown and the Filipino was penalized for hitting the Mexican when he was already on all fours. But Nietes, who later apologized for the infraction, pounced on the hurt Fuentes and scored another knockdown courtesy of his vaunted right hand. Byrd still allowed the fight to continue but another Nietes right decked him again. This time, Byrd did not even bother to administer the count. Nietes and Fuentes had battled to a draw the first time they met in 2013. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Cincinnati Prelims: Short Fuse Delivers, Beats Natal

Veteran middleweight Ed Herman got a big win when he needed it, as he bounced back from a 1-2 stretch to defeat Rafael Natal via unanimous decision in UFC Fight Night prelim action Saturday night at U.S. Bank Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Mathews beats Gethin to regain British belt

British lightweight champion Martin Gethin (24-5-1, 11 KOs) was dethroned by former beltholder Derry Mathews (35-9-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, UK. Many close rounds, but in the end it was local favorite Mathews prevailing 117-113, 116-112 on two cards, while Gethin was up 115-114 on the third card.

Middleweight Chris Eubank (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped overmatched Robert Swierzbinski (13-3, 3 KOs) in round seven. Swierzbinski was down seven times.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola Fight Notes

–First Professional Boxing Event held on the campus of the University of Southern California.

–Event is being telecast LIVE by ESPN, (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) to over 98 million homes as well as over 140 countries world wide.

–Chris Arreola is attempting to become the first Mexican Heavyweight World Champion while Bermane Stiverne is aiming for the first Haitian Heavyweight Champion.

–Latest odds show a very close fight, Stiverne at minus 160, while Arreola is plus 135.

–Music legend Richie Sambora of the rock band Bon Jovi will perform “America The Beautiful”.

–The evening will be hosted by the internationally recognized voice of professional boxing, Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer.

–Celebrities in attendance will include legendary baseball player Pete Rose, Extra TV host Mario Lopez, former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, award winning actor Morris Chestnut, singer Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls, actor Victor Rasuk of The Lords of Dogtown and TV star Niecy Nash.

–Boxing stars attending include James Toney, Deontay Wilder, David Haye, Vanes Martirosyan, Sergio Mora, Josesito Lopez, John Molina Jr., Gabriel Ruelas, twin brothers Javier and Oscar Molina, Andre Berto and Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Smith defeats Donahue in Chester

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photo by Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Dhafir “No Fear” Smith won a 6-round unanimous decision over “Wildman” Brian Donahue in the main event of a troubled fight card Friday night at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. The cruiserweight bout between the two Philadelphians was a late substitute for the originally scheduled main event, which fell out about one week before fight night. But cancellation wasn’t restricted to the top of the bill. Several preliminary bouts were also scratched leading up to the event. In all, just three fights occurred. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Gonzalez shocks Lock, wins NABA 126lb belt

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (27-5, 23 KOs) shocked the local crowd on Friday night at the luxurious Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware, dropping Cornelius “Lightning” Lock (22-7-2, 13 KOs) three times to capture the vacant NABA featherweight title by seventh round knockout. In the co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Champ’s Management and Dover Downs Casino, welterweight sensation and NABO title holder “The New” Ray Robinson (18-2, 8 KOs) showed newfound power as he battered George “El Terible” Sosa (13-8, 13 KO’s) right from the opening bell en-route to a one sided fourth round stoppage. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight for Peace is more like a war

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Goossen Tutor & Big Joe Miranda

The heavyweight division will be the center of attention for the boxing world tonight as WBC #1 contender Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KO’s) will take on WBC #2 rated Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KO’s) in a rematch for the vacant WBC heavyweight title live on ESPN. If the fire we saw at the final press conference is any indication, the “so called ‘Fight for Peace’ will be anything but.

“There is passion and emotion from the verbal exchange we saw with these two,” Stiverne’s Hall of Fame promoter Don King told Fightnews.com. “It’s going to be a war, a war of words, war of bones and mind.”

Arreola’s promoter Dan Goossen told us, “We’re in for a great heavyweight fight with the big boys of boxing. It’s what the fans have wanted. Stiverne-Arreola is a can’t miss bar room brawl!”

Of all things, why is this fight called the ‘Fight for Peace?’ The name is meant to pay tribute to former WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. “This is a fight for peace and it’s truly going to shed light in the heavyweight division. You have to admire what Vitali has done, giving up his title to go and fight for peace in his country,” explained King. (more…)



May 10th, 2014




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