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Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Weights from Minnesota

Weights from Minnesota

Photos: S.C. Photography Comebacking former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KOs) returns tonight against Mexican heavyweight Francisco Mireles (17-8, 5 KOs). The ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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Weights from Minnesota

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Boxing News

Linares-Abril for WBA lightweight title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño” Linares could face current WBA lightweight champion Richard Abril on November 2, likely in Tokyo, Japan. For now, Linares is training in Las Vegas with trainer Ismael Salas. Linares previously held the WBC featherweight and WBA super featherweight belts and is looking for a belt in a third weight division.



September 26th, 2013



Boxing News

Chavez Jr.-Vera Final Press Conference Report

By Miguel Maravilla

With only two days left, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, is set to return to the ring against Austin, Texas’s Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs). The two met Wednesday afternoon at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for the final press conference in advance of their showdown this Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum started off the press conference welcoming the media, acknowledging the sponsors and HBO. “September 28 will be a great card this is a great way to start the activity. In addition to this fight, we have a fine undercard, a terrific card. (more…)



September 26th, 2013

UFC

Thomson’s Opportunity of a Lifetime

Mixed martial arts is an unpredictable sport where the craziest things can happen in the blink of an eye. Inside the Octagon, the tide of a fight can turn when the smallest windows of opportunity are capitalized upon . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from Brazil on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Click here for more.



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

George Foreman III, son of former heavyweight champ George Foreman, is opening up a luxury gym in South Boston. More

A former boxer, Exum Speight, who fought Wladimir Klitschko, was arrested Wednesday for the 1987 death of boxing manager Douglas Stumler More

The rocky road of a boxing judge: More

Weigh-in? Who needs a weigh-in? asks Bob Arum. More



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Arthur Abraham opponent named

Former world champion Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KOs) will face Giovanni De Carolis (20-4, 10 KOs) In his October 26 fight in Oldenburg, Germany. Abraham will be defending his WBO Intercontinental championship as he moves toward a third fight with WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz. “Finally there is clarity for me,” said Abraham. “And now, besides training, it’s up to me to study the video with Herr Wegner. “With a perfect fine-tuning for the opponent I’m definitely going to leave the ring in Oldenburg a winner. ”



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Lampley throws first pitch at Padre game

HBO blow-by-blow announcer Jim Lampley threw a strike before a huge crowd at Petco Park in San Diego. Jim was dressed in his Kronk gear in honor of the memory of his friend the Late Great Emanuel Steward. Jim Honored the memory of his friend by dedicating the First ceremonial Pitch. Special Thanks to the Classy San Diego Padres Organization for the Dedication to Emanuel Steward!



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Peltz Celebrates 44th Anniversary as Promoter

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Congratulations to promoter J Russell Peltz who celebrates his 44th anniversary as a boxing promoter tonight at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. On September 30, 1969, a then-22 year old Peltz promoted his first card at the Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia. At the time, Russell was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Bulletin but he had bigger dreams than writing about boxing. So the life-long fight fan transitioned from the sports desk to a ringside seat, and the rest, as they say, was history. (more…)



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Undefeated Jeff Page Jr. battles Demetrius Walker

By Johnny B’

Unbeaten light heavyweight Jeff Page Jr. (8-0, 5 KOs), from Andover, Kansas, faces his toughest test to date on Saturday night. Page is scheduled to face Demetrius Walker (6-1-1, 4 KOs) for the vacant Kansas State light heavyweight belt. The contest will be the main event of a seven bout card held at the Beech Activity Center in Wichita, Kansas. The show is being promoted by Strike King Combat. For tickets call 316-871-1616



September 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

Brandon Adams 155 vs Francisco Rios Gil 155
Maurice Hooker 141 vs Rynell Griffin 140
David Barragan 155.5 vs Matt Dumais 156
Joe Perez 123 vs Alfredo Madrigal 123.5
Diego Madrigal 130 vs Luis Ventura 133

Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, CA
When: Thursday, September 26th
Promoter: Bobby D Presents
Ticket info: (619) 420-8866 or www.SanDiegoFights.com



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights From Sands Bethlehem Event Center

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Photo by: Bryanna Carzo

Alberto Morales 148 vs. Ronald Cruz 148.1
Jason Sosa 129.2 vs. Tyrone Luckey 130.2
Joey Dawejko 238.5 vs. Kevin Franklin 248
Juan Serrano 138.6 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 141
Billy Marks 297 vs. Dan Pasciolla 234
Arturo Trujillo 145.3 vs. Terrell James143.9
Johnny Portillo 122.1 vs. Chris Diaz 122.4

Venue: Sands Event Center Bethlehem (PA)
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Bam Boxing Promotions & Legends of Boxing
First Bout: 8:00 pm
Fight will be streamed live on Ustream Universal Streaming Network ustre.am/13qX9
Tickets: $50 & $75 at the door or through TicketMaster.com



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

All Star Boxing given court go-ahead to seek punitive damages against Golden Boy for their signing of Canelo Alvarez

The Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida will allow Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing to seek punitive damages against Golden Boy Promotions for tortious interference involving Golden Boy’s signing of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez while Canelo was still under a promotional contract with All Star Boxing.

According to court documents signed by Circuit Court Judge Abby Cynamon:

5. Plaintiff has sufficiently provided this Court with a reasonable showing by evidence in the record or has proffered such evidence to support a reasonable basis that Defendant Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. has engaged in “intentional misconduct” or “gross negligence” (as defined by Florida Statute §768.72) such that a reasonable basis exists as to the recovery of punitive damages against Defendant Golden Boy Promotions, Inc.

6. The evidence presented to the Court as to the tortious interference with contractual relationship is sufficient to provide a reasonable basis to conclude that Defendant Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. had actual knowledge of the wrongfulness of its conduct and the high probability that injury or damage to Plaintiff would result and, despite that knowledge, intentionally pursued that course of conduct, resulting in injury or damage. (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley-Marquez officials named

By Karl Freitag

At Wednesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting, it was decided that the officials for the WBO welterweight championship bout between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will be referee Robert Byrd, judges will be Robert Hoyle, Patricia Morse-Jarman and Glenn Feldman. With Marquez making $6 million and Bradley 4.1 million, the fee schedule lists $5000 for the referee and $3500 for the judges,

The officials for the WBO featherweight championship bout between Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz will be referee Kenny Bayless, judges are Jerry Roth, Glenn Trowbridge, Ed Kubler.

Following the CJ Ross controversy in the Mayweather-Alvarez fight, extra attention was paid to the selection of officials as NSAC executive director Keith Kizer explained the process and the commission carefully deliberated on Kizer’s recommendations. That portion of the meeting lasted 28 minutes.



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Arum: Wait for the Weight; Chavez-Vera weight limit still unknown

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said at today’s final press conference that Friday’s weigh-in for the clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera will make boxing history.

“The weigh-in is at 3PM on Friday,” said Arum, “the only weigh-in in the history of boxing where we see the fighters making weight and we REVEAL the weight [limit] for the first time at the weigh-in. Something very unique in boxing, so everybody come because it’s not the normal weigh-in.” photos



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Adams and company look to impress Thursday night

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By Felipe Leon
Photo: Paul Gallegos

Bobby D Presents, the premier promoter of live boxing in San Diego, is at it again this Thursday night when he showcases talent from all over the country on the next edition of his famed “san Diego Fights” series at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of San Diego, CA. The five bout fight card will mark the ninth live boxing event California state hall of famer Bobby DePhilippis presents this year with two more to go until the end of the season. This Thursday night promises to be the most talent stacked one yet when in the main event undefeated super welterweight Brandon “Cannon” Adams (11-0, 7KOs) puts his unblemished record on the line when he takes on his most experienced opponent to date in Francisco Rios Gil (18-19, 12KOs) of Huatabampo, Mexico. (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

K2 Promotions/Alexander Usyk Presser

Photos: K2 Promotions

The Klitschko Brothers’ K2 Promotions have inked highly regarded Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and amateur world champion Alexander Usyk of Ukraine. It was announced at a press conference that Usyk will make his pro debut on November 9 in Kiev.

Alexander Usyk: “It is vitally important for me to debut in Ukraine. I visited the USA and UK, but K2 offered me the best option. I am happy about that and will proudly represent it sharing my success with my compatriots. I will come to America soon, but to pick up the champion belts”.

Vitali Klitschko: I am convinced that Ukrainian boxing fans will enjoy his charisma and boxing skills for a long time. We keep our fists for hearing the Ukrainian anthem worldwide in the nearest future while Alexander would be disputing the world title. I am sure that his talent, ardor and purposefulness will easily make it happen.

Alexander Krassyuk: This is the biggest signing for K2 within its history with the most talented and bright prospect in heavyweight. Alexander was born the same day with Muhammad Ali and this is not the coincidence. With his skills and experience we expect a very impetuous launch of his career and within a couple of years Usyk will gain the right to fight for the world title. photos



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Iowa boxing show rescheduled

By Johnny B’

The Davenport Iowa Boxing show, originally scheduled for this Saturday September 28th at the Dance Land Ballroom, has been rescheduled for Saturday November 2nd. Reportedly, the change was due to a injury to the opponent of unbeaten C.B.A. middleweight beltholder George Carter Jr. (10-0, 6 KOs).



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Tyson Fury: Haye’s a classless pre-madonna, a diva, a no good wannabe Bollywood actor and I can’t wait to put him in his place

After yesterday’s rescheduled date was announced as February 8th 2014 at the Phones 4 U Arena Manchester, following Haye’s withdrawal from the original September 28th date, Tyson Fury gave this reaction: “I’m so glad to have this fight rescheduled – in my opinion, he’s a classless pre-madonna, a diva, a no good wannabe Bollywood actor and I can’t wait to put him in his place,” Tyson said.

“There’s lots of honest and hard working people in this world and I believe I’m going to punish and poleaxe this money grabbing cry baby for all of them – he’s getting knocked spark out!

“He’s getting sorted out – I already didn’t like Mr Z list celebrity, Queen of the Jungle – but actions speak louder than words don’t they. (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Guillermo Rigondeaux update; Payano-Parejo fight to land in the US?; Kameda-Solis to unify IBF & WBA world titles in Japan?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has confirmed Fightnews.com that Cuban WBA/WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) may be back in the ring in December against an opponent to be determined. The fight will likely land in Miami and be televised by HBO.

We’ve also been informed that there is a possibility that Venezuelan Yonfrez Parejo (14-1-1, 6 KOs) and Dominican Juan Carlos Payano (14-0, 8 KOs) could fight for the vacant interim WBA bantamweight title in Miami on November 1.

Finally we’ve been told that a fight between Venezuelan WBA “regular” super flyweight world champion Liborio Solis (15-3-1, 7 KOs) and Japanese IBF super flyweight world champion Daiki Kameda (28-3 18 KOs) is being discussed for December 3 in Japan.



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Cloud: I’m gonna get up in his a** and be unorthodox myself

By Phil Doherty

Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs) is in Montreal this week preparing to challenge Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KOs) for Stevenson’s newly-won WBC light heavyweight crown. Stevenson will have the home-ring advantage with twenty thousand Quebecois fight fans. Cloud will have longtime trainers Alonzo Johnson and Al Bonanni.

It seems a tough challenge for the challenger, who relinquished the IBF light heavyweight belt to eternally young Bernard Hopkins last March. However, Cloud started fighting tough odds pretty much from the day he was born into abject poverty in Tallahassee, Florida. Raised in tenement conditions with more than ten people in a single small home, Cloud grew up quick. He decided at fourteen he would take care of his family and change their situation. His journey now finds him poised to do just that once again.

Fightnews caught up with him as he finalized preparations for the HBO-televised event this Saturday. (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Chavez: These are dangerous fights…I have everything to lose and nothing to win

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former WBC middleweight champion and son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, Sinaloa México, is days away from his return to the ring as he will take on Texan Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) this Saturday live on HBO World Championship Boxing from the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Chavez Jr. held a media workout Tuesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California. “The camp is very good. I feel one hundred percent for this fight. I’m ready,” Chavez Jr. told Fightnews.com in English.

“Vera is underestimated. He’s a fighter that comes to fight. We’ve got him at his best. There’s a reason he’s ranked number one by the WBO, but I feel I am a better fighter. Everything is on the line for this fight. These are dangerous fights where there is not so much at risk but you can lose it all. Everyone is certain that I will win and that I have to roll over this guy, I have everything to lose and nothing to win.” (more…)



September 25th, 2013

UFC

TUF 18 Week Four Preview

The heat is ratcheting up as The Ultimate Fighter season 18 moves along, with Miesha Tate still getting the best of Ronda Rousey in the team competition while the two rivals continue to snap at each other during any given moment . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from Brazil on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Click here for more.



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Boytsov injured again; off October 26 card

WBO #1 heavyweight Denis Boytsov (33-0, 26 KOs) injured a knee on Tuesday and will be out for three weeks before he can resume training. “This is obviously very unhappy,” said Sauerland managing director Chris Meyer. “Actually Denis Boytsov should have boxed in Oldenburg on October 26. The boxing fans now have to wait a little longer to finally see him in action again. Exactly when this will be the case, however, is not yet at this time foreseeable.”



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

We can blame amateur heavyweight Filip Hrgovic for the postponement of Haye-Fury this weekend. An errant elbow from the Croatian left Haye with six stitches.

Former world champion Nonito Donaire has resumed year-round random drug testing administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association or VADA.

Espinoza Boxing signed former champ Joseph Agbeko to a management contract on Tuesday.

Unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury (9-0, 6 KOs) will now fight on Sunday afternoon at York Hall in East London against Dorian Darch (7-1, 1 KO).



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Carmona defends this Friday in Mexico

The successful series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will have the second show of the fall series in Mexico City this Friday, September 27, 2013 at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo. In the main event WBO Youth super flyweight champion David “El Duro” Carmona will defend against fellow countryman Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado in a clash scheduled for 10 Rounds.

Carmona of Mexico City, Mexico is ranked #14 WBO and brings a record of 15-1-4, 8 KO’s, Tostado on the other hand is an undefeated 18-year-old prospect of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico who served as a chief sparring partner of newly crowned IBF super flyweight champion Daiki Kameda and brings a record of 11-0, 5 KO’s. It should be an all out war between two hungry young contenders. (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

New Faces: Dusty Hernandez-Harrison

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By Robert Coster
Photo: NikonRon

One thing that can be said about welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is boxing has always been part of his life. His father Buddy Harrison, a trainer and owner of a gym in Washington DC, likes to say “I started Dusty boxing before he could walk. I have pictures of him hitting the bags at age 4.” And 19-year-old Dusty will tell you, “boxing is my life, my passion. I can’t see myself doing anything else.” (more…)



September 25th, 2013

Boxing Result

Ex-OPBF 154lb champ Nonaka finishes Ekapop

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Formerly world-rated ex-OPBF super-welter champ Yuki Nonaka (24-8-2, 8 KOs), 160, displayed a fine form in demolishing Thailand’s Ekapop Mor Krungthep Thonburi (11-7-1, 4 KOs), 158.5, with a vicious southpaw left at 2:24 of the fourth session on Monday in Osaka, Japan. Nonaka captured the OPBF 154-pound belt on an eighth round technical decision over Kazuhiko Hidaka in a grudge fight in 2009, but yielded the belt to Akio Shibata on points in his first defense. Nonaka, however, defeated previously unbeaten world contender Dmytro Nikulin of Ukraine by an upset verdict here in September 2010, and stays unbeaten since. The Japanese six-footer Nonaka looked too much for the younger Thailander, who attempted to land direct rights to the taller southpaw, but Nonaka kept outpunching him and finally exploded a wicked left to have him down for the count. Nonaka is gunning for a shot at a regional championship of any organization in the super-welter category.

In the main event, ex-OPBF middleweight champ Tetsuya Suzuki (29-11, 17 KOs), 159.75, needed only 3:09 to polish off another Thailander Udomsin Nonpitayakom, 159.75, in a scheduled eight.



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is drug testing for marijuana in sports “unconscionable and wrong?” Bob Arum thinks so. More

Former middleweight king Kelly Pavlik entered a plea of not guilty to theft Tuesday afternoon. More

The David Haye-Tyson Fury fight has been rescheduled for Feb. 8, 2014. More

Albuquerque’s Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (16-2, 13 KOs) has just signed to fight Luis Ramos (23-1, 10 KOs) Nov. 11 in San Antonio, Texas. The fight will air on FOX Monday Night Fights. Ramos, from the camp of Frank Espinoza in California, is coming off his sole loss, a technical decision loss by injury, to Ricardo Williams.



September 25th, 2013

Boxing News

Klitschko–Povetkin undercard to include Drozd-Masternak, Chakhiev-Ilie and Chagaev-Pudar

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By Przemek Garczarczyk

The undercard for the megafight between WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko from Ukraine (60-3, 51 KO) and undefeated WBA “regular” champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO) has been announced. The announcement was made by promoter Andrey Ryabinsky, CEO of investment/construction company “MIC” and vice-president of Russian Professional Boxing Federation.

14,000 fans in one of the largest sports-complexes in Moscow – the “Olimpiyskiy” Stadium – will see a European cruiserweight title fight between Poland’s Mateusz Masternak (30-0, 22 KOs) and Russian Grigory Drozd (36-1, 25 KOs), Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhiev (16-1, 12 KOs) vs. Guilian Ilie (16-1, 12 KOs) and a heavyweight bout for the vacant WBA Continental belt between former world champion Ruslan Chagayev (31-2, 20 KOs) and Serbia’s Jovo Pudar (30-3, 17 KOs). (more…)



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend Julio César Chávez Jr hosted a very interesting international media conference call today to discuss his clash on Saturday against Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs). Chávez, Jr. was joined on the call by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Zanfer Promotions’ Fernando Beltran.

The main topic of discussion was Julio’s weight. Rumors that the contract weight had already been increased to 173 were dismissed by Arum. “We’re going to take a look at what the fighters weigh tomorrow and decide what the weight limit will be, so right now there is no determination on that. I know what Julio Sr. said, but I really believe that at the time he said it he misspoke.”

Julio stated he currently weighs 173. “It’s time for me to move up to 168. That’s what we’ve been working on for this fight. We want to do the best that we can to get me to that weight. I just think that 160 wasn’t good for my health. Healthwise 168 is where I want to be. I think there are some big fights at 168 and I want to continue my career at 168…the only way I’m going to 160 is if I fight Martinez again or a fight so big and so important that 160 would be a sacrifice to make.”

Julio also stated that the cut that postponed this bout from its original September 7 date is healed. photos



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

Morales-Cruz Bethlehem, PA Presser

Welterweight prospects Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and Alberto Morales, Miami, FL, met today for the first time at the final press conference for their 10-round match Thursday evening, Sept. 26, at the Sands Bethlehem. The seven-bout card will be streamed worldwide by Universal Streaming. Cruz, who knocked out Rodolfo Armenta, of Rio Rico, AZ, in two rounds Aug. 10 in the same ring, has an 18-2 record, 13 K0s. Morales, who lost a 10-round decision to Ray Robinson, of Philadelphia, PA, on Feb. 8 in Wilmington, DE, is 11-2-1, 8 K0s. Also in attendance was junior welterweight Jerome Rodriguez, of Allentown, PA, whose six-round fight with Juan Serrano, of Killeen, TX, is one of six undercard fights beginning at 8p.m.

Alberto Morales: “I’ve trained hard for this fight for the last six weeks and I’m in the best shape of my life. I really love to fight and I know I won’t have to chase anybody in this match. I’m gonna love it and I look forward to Thursday.”

Ronald Cruz: “Morales says he loves to fight and I love to fight, also. On Thursday night, we’re going to find out who loves it more.”



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

Top Rank inks WBA champion Walters

By Robert Coster

Top Rank Boxing has signed a multiyear promotional contract with WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters of Jamaica. Walters (22-0, 18 KOs) won the vacant WBA title last year in December stopping Daulis Prescott of Colombia. Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum had this to say about the agreement, “I watched some footage of Walters and I really liked what I saw. He is a good puncher, makes a good fight and we can put him in with any of the big name featherweights out there and HBO will buy it.”

For his part, the WBA champion said that fighting for Top Rank is “a dream and a privilege.” Walters will be making his US debut and first title defense on the Top Rank card in Corpus Christi, Texas which will feature the junior lightweight championship bout between Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia, Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz for the vacant WBO featherweight championship, and U.S. Olympians Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC President Jose Sulaiman will undergo surgery

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman has informed that WBC President Jose Sulaiman will undergo a surgical procedure next week. The 82-year-old Sulaiman also tweeted “I will be out of action for some time to assist me something medically postponed for long. All is well, cheers.” Fightnews.com sends best wishes to Jose Sulaiman for successful surgery and a quick recovery.



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

Orlando Cruz NYC Media Day

Photo: Ed Keenan

WBO #1 featherweight Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs) makes his first stop on today’s New York City media day tour La Mega radio station. Boxing’s first openly gay fighter also has a workout scheduled for the Mendez Boxing Gym. Cruz, a member of Puerto Rico’s 2000 Olympic team, is in his final weeks of intense training for his first world title shot against former two-time featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title on the October 12 Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Márquez WBO welterweight championship pay-per-view undercard in Las Vegas.

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September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

Cache Creek Casino Resort to Host Boxing

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents are returning professional boxing to the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif., just outside of Woodland. Saturday night’s card, the first in eight years, has a main event pairing Paul Mendez (13-2-1, 5 KOs) of Salinas against Rahman Yusubov (9-11, 7 KOs) of Dallas for Mendez’s recently won IBA Intercontinental middleweight belt. The 6 p.m. undercard also will feature Northern California fighters, with the weigh-in set for Friday afternoon at the expanded resort venue.



September 24th, 2013

Boxing News

David Haye-Tyson Fury clash will now go ahead on February 8th, showdown will still take place in Manchester

By James Slater

David Haye and Tyson Fury will now meet on February 8th of next year, various media reports have confirmed. The fight, postponed due to Haye suffering a cut eye in sparring, will still take place at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester.

Haye is delighted with the news:

“I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I’d let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn’t be happier,” Haye said. “My fans will still get the chance to see what they all wanted to see this weekend – they’ll get to see Tyson Fury sparked out in spectacular fashion. Fury might start to get brave now that he’s received a stay of execution – and he might call me names and accuse me of ducking him – but that will all be short-lived, I can promise you.

“The cut will heal, the fight will happen next year and the fans will go home happy. The only difference now is that Tyson Fury gets an even nastier beat-down than he would have received first time round.”

Fury, too is sure to be happy with the news of a new date. It remains to be see whether or not Fury will go ahead with his plan of having an interim, or “warm up” fight before next February.



September 24th, 2013




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