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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Team Salido

WBC super featherweight champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico City and former three-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (43-13-3, 30 KOs) of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico held a kickoff press conference Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles at the historic Olvera Street Plaza to announce their June 4 showdown taking place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, live on HBO.

Orlando Salido: We are here to present this fight. You want to see a war, I will prepare myself and I know it’s going to be a good fight. I don’t dance. I come to fight you’ll see June 4th. I promise you a fight of the year, you’ll see and enjoy a great fight.”

Francisco Vargas: I am really motivated to be fighting a warrior like Salido. To give you all a good fight. When you get two Mexicans in the ring, you will see a war…it will be a great fight. We know that Orlando Salido is a warrior. This will be a very intense fight. We’re working very hard in the gym because we know we have a tough challenge. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Team Salido WBC super featherweight champion Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico …


Boxing News

Broner to turn himself in Monday

Former WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who lost his world title on the scale Thursday, has agreed to surrender to authorities in Cincinnati on Monday. Broner, who fights Ashley Theophane on Friday night in Washington, DC, has been a wanted man in Cincinnati for more than a week on charges of felonious assault and aggravated robbery. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, bail has already been set at $100,000.

Former WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who lost his world title on the scale Thursday, has …



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With the clock ticking down to April 9, Tim Bradley fine-tunes on the speed bag in camp today. Tim takes on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on pay per view.

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Photo: Top Rank With the clock ticking down to April 9, Tim Bradley fine-tunes on the speed bag in camp …


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OPBF Convention Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman arrived Thursday at the 54th Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation convention in Negros Occidental in Bacolod City, Philippines. Also in attendance were GAB commissioner, Doctor Nasser Cruz, WBC official Bruce McTavish, Australian promoter Paul Nasari and his wife Hanna. The Convention runs March 30 to April 1.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman arrived Thursday at the 54th Orient and Pacific Boxing …




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Final Call: Adamek-Molina press conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Near Wawel Castle in the heart of Krakow, Poland, all the fighters who are part of the fifth edition of the prestigious Polsat Boxing Night met for the final press conference before Saturday’s event. Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) vs. Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) for the heavyweight IBF Intercontinental title is the main event, but all the fights Saturday night at the Tauron Arena are loaded with the tension and are hard to predict.

The title of the event “Final Call” says it all not only for both Adamek and Molina, but also former two-time WBC championship cruiserweight contender Francisco Palacios (23-3, 14 KOs) and 26-year-old Michał Cieślak (11-0, 7 KOs), who could be destined for a great future if he beats much more experienced fighter from Puerto Rico. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Near Wawel Castle in the heart of Krakow, Poland, all the fighters who are part of the …


Boxing News

Broner loses title on the scale

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions/Premier Boxing

After weighing .4 of a pound heavy, WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner never returned to the scale and forfeited his title on Thursday afternoon in Washington, DC. Broner’s Spike TV-televised clash against Ashley Theophane will go on as scheduled, but only Theophane will be eligible to win the world title.

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Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions/Premier Boxing After weighing .4 of a pound heavy, WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner never …


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Broner heavy, Theophane makes weight

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Adrien Broner 140.4 vs. Ashley Theophane 140
(WBA super lightweight title)

Broner stripped naked to no avail. He has two hours to lose the weight.

Robert Easter Jr 133 vs. Algenis Mendez 134.2
Gervonta Davis 131.2 vs. Guillermo Avila 130.6
J’Leon Love 169.8 vs. Michael Gbenga 169.6
Anthony Peterson 137.8 vs. Samuel Kotey Neequaye 138.6
Demond Nicholson 164 vs. Joshua Okine 160.4
Kareem Martin 147 vs. Somner Martin 147.2

Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: Spike

By Gary “Digital” Williams Adrien Broner 140.4 vs. Ashley Theophane 140 (WBA super lightweight title) Broner stripped naked to no …


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Golovkin hits Washington, DC

WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be in Washington, DC, today. but not to attend the WBA super lightweight title fight between Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane. “GGG” will be named the Official Ambassador for Kazakhstan’s World EXPO 2017 in a formal ceremony to be attended by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Golovkin is taking a rare day away from his preparations with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear Lake, California for his April 23rd world title defense to be present for one of his countries highest honors. Golovkin will be accompanied by Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.

Golovkin is a native of Kazakhstan and won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a member of their boxing team.

WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be in Washington, DC, today. but not to attend the WBA super …



UFC

Once rivals, Anthony Pettis and Cowboy Cerrone train together

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. The rivalry has spanned two organizations – UFC and WEC – and was mainly borne out of the desire to be the best at 155 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. The rivalry has spanned two organizations – …


Boxing News

Hunter: I can do a few things that he probably can’t

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Eric “Outlaw” Hunter, 21-3, 11 KOs, held an open media day on Wednesday, just prior to his trip to England for an IBF world featherweight title shot against Welshman Lee Selby, 22-1, 8 KOs. The 12-round bout is scheduled for London’s O2 Arena on April 9th, and will be broadcast in the USA by Showtime.

While some fighters might be leery about taking their chance for a world title on foreign soil, far closer to the champion’s home turf, Hunter seems unfazed by the potential disadvantage of this important away game.

“About me fighting him in London, I don’t think it really means nothing,” Hunter said. “Even if they try to cheat me over there, as long as it’s on TV the world still gets to see it.” (more…)

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com Eric “Outlaw” Hunter, 21-3, 11 KOs, held …


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Helenius-Duhaupas media workout

By Pasi Taavitsainen
Video: Ammattinyrkkeily.net

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) and former world title challenger Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (33-3, 20 KOs) showed their skills during a media day workout in Helsinki, Finland. They collide Saturday at Hartwall Arena for vacant WBC silver heavyweight title.

By Pasi Taavitsainen Video: Ammattinyrkkeily.net Unbeaten heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) and former world title challenger …


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Manny Pacquiao: What I have on my mind is to win convincingly and leave no doubt

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Filipino icon and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is in the final stages of camp and just a little over a week away from his rubber match against two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs). They will square off next Saturday April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO PPV. We talked to Pacquiao Wednesday afternoon prior to his media day workout at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California.

“This fight is one of the most important fights of my life. There are a lot of reasons why. After this I go back to the Philippines to serve the people,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com®. “I have done everything I can for this training camp. This is going to be an exciting fight with more action in the ring.”

Pacquiao began his camp in the Philippines, then resumed his training at the Wild Card in early March with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and strength/conditioning coach Justin Fortune.

“I have been training hard in the Philippines and now in the Wild Card. Everything is good. I am very excited about this fight and I am ready for this fight,” Pacquiao said. “My sparring partners have been very good. They’ve helped me a lot. Their style is similar to my opponent.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Filipino icon and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is …



Boxing News

Heavyweights return to Sweden

Heavyweight Otto Wallin (14-0, 10 KOs) will be following in the footsteps of legendary Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson when he faces Irineu Beato Costa Junior (19-6, 17 KOs) on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. The Hovet has played host to some classic heavyweight contests in the past including Johansson’s European title bout with Henry Cooper in 1957 and the former world champion’s farewell fight against Brian London in 1963. It’s unlikely Wallin-Costa Junior will be a classic, however. Costa Junior is 0-6 and has been kayoed five straight times outside South America.

The 25-year-old southpaw Wallin has spent the last six weeks in England where he has been sparring Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua ahead of the British boxer’s IBF World title challenge.

Heavyweight Otto Wallin (14-0, 10 KOs) will be following in the footsteps of legendary Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson when he …


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Kellie Maloney calls for boxing weigh-ins on fight day

Newsweek weighs in on boxing: Is it time to ban head blows in boxing?

Who really has the hardest blows? MMA fighters or professional boxers?

David Haye to donate 10% of purse to Nick Blackwell

Kellie Maloney calls for boxing weigh-ins on fight day Newsweek weighs in on boxing: Is it time to ban head …


UFC

Lyoto Machida welcomes Vince Vaughn to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu team

Acclaimed actor, comedian and screenwriter Vince Vaughn is known for his funny jokes and side-splitting comedic movies. But the 46-year-old funny man may be trying to toughen his image . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Acclaimed actor, comedian and screenwriter Vince Vaughn is known for his funny jokes and side-splitting comedic movies. But the 46-year-old …


Boxing News

Lee upsets Galeano, Farmer tops Diaz

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Middleweight Chris Galeano was upset by Devaun Lee in the main event of promoter Lou DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” on Wednesday night. The fight was the main event of a six bout card held at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, NYC.

Galeano (10-1, 1 KO) entered the fight unbeaten but had his hands full with the aggressive Lee. It wound up being a tight contest of Galeano’s speed versus Lee’s power punching. Lee (7-2, 3 KO’s) had big rounds in the fifth and tenth when he appeared to hurt Galeano.

The fight was initially declared a draw but an error on the scorecards was soon corrected and Lee tabbed a split decision winner via scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 94-96.

Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer had to brawl and he had to box but in the end he still won his fight against Gamaliel Diaz. Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KO’s) defeated Diaz via ten-round unanimous decision by scores of 97-90 (twice) and 95-92.

A left hook up the middle dropped Diaz hard in the first round. Diaz rebounded well and by the fourth he was connecting with long, straight punches of his own. He rocked Farmer in the sixth with a right after the two fighters engaged in some heated back and forth dialogue. Farmer sat back down on his punches at the end of the round and a straight left dropped Diaz in his corner at the sound of the bell.

Farmer knocked out Diaz’s mouthpiece in the seventh and the pace of Diaz chasing the slick Farmer continued into the tenth and final round when Farmer charged forward in pursuit of the knockout. He almost got it. After cutting Diaz over the eye the Mexican hit the canvas shortly afterward. Diaz disputed the call, however, and when he got back up both men engaged in a series of exchanges up until the final bell.

Diaz, who once defeated former title-holder Robert Guerrero, is now 39-14-3 with 18 stoppages. (more…)

By Matt Richardson at ringside Middleweight Chris Galeano was upset by Devaun Lee in the main event of promoter Lou …



Boxing News

Mayweather a no-show at Broner-Theophane presser

The much anticipated first meeting between WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner and retired P4P champ Floyd Mayweather since Broner’s wild rant against Floyd last week failed to take place Wednesday at the Broner-Theophane final press conference. It had been announced that Floyd would be attending, but Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe announced that Floyd couldn’t make it because “he’s en route.”

“I’m kind of pissed that Floyd ain’t here.” said Broner. “I want to say thank you to About Billions Promotions, Headbangers Promotions, Hateweather Promotions, I mean Mayweather Promotions…”

Ellerbe: Hateweather Promotions, I don’t think so. The record speaks for itself.

Broner: They ain’t gotta do nothing but hating. That’s an undefeated hating motherf*****.

Ellerbe: The record speaks for itself and the bankroll does too…you’re not fighting Floyd. You’re fighting Ashley.

Broner: That’s what I keep saying. Why’s he hating on me?

Ellerbe: He’s got no reason to hate. And this ain’t about Floyd anyway, OK? It’s about you and Ashley.

The much anticipated first meeting between WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner and retired P4P champ Floyd Mayweather since …


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Manny Pacquiao media day

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

8-time Division Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao held his media day inside the world famous Wild Card Gym Wednesday afternoon as he prepares to face 5 time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley April 9 at MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank 8-time Division Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao held his media day inside the world famous …


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Broner, Theophane Hold Final Press Conference in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions & Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions

Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane made their final comments at the final press conference for their Friday, April 1 bout at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. WBA Super lightweight champ Broner came to the Hamilton Live location in Northwest DC more than an hour late…and then had very little to say to the media assembled during the conference.

“I didn’t even want to come here,” Broner said. “The fight is already sold.” Reportedly, there are about 200 tickets remaining for the card. Broner then reiterated his promise that he would knock out the British challenger between four and eight rounds.

Theophane said he is looking for a war on Friday night. “We are two days away and we are going to war,” Theophane said. “I hope he will try to live up to his promise — to stalk me and try to knock me out.”

As Theophane walked away from the podium, he ended his comments, “…and the new.”

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By Gary “Digital” Williams Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions & Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions Adrien Broner and Ashley Theophane made their …


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Tim Bradley interviewed in camp today by TV Azteca Mexico. Tim will take on Manny Pacquiao on Top Rank’s big pay per card on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Tim Bradley interviewed in camp today by TV Azteca Mexico. Tim will take on Manny Pacquiao on Top Rank’s big …


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United Promotions presents 25th show

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By Dave Spencer

Top Toronto promoter United Promotions presents their 25th show Saturday May 14th featuring #9 ranked (WBA) super-welterweight Brandon Cook (16-0 10KO) defending his WBA Inter-Continental Title. It was originally hoped that the undefeated Cook would go up against interim champ Jack Culcay but those plans were nixed when the German decided to stay home and headline an April date.

“I’m told that they finally decided to defend versus a slightly lesser opponent but one who has a slightly more impressive record,” promoter Don MacDonald told Fightnews.com®. There is a huge perception in the difference between a 16-0 fighter versus a 20-0 fighter. We have to continue to work hard and challenge Brandon to get him to at least the 20-0 mark where he can challenge for a title.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer Top Toronto promoter United Promotions presents their 25th show Saturday May 14th featuring #9 ranked (WBA) super-welterweight …


Boxing News

Hernandez-Harrison vs. Dallas May 13

Roc Nation Sports has announced that undefeated welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, D.C. will return to the ring on Friday, May 13 when he takes on Bakersfield, California’s Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (21-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round bout at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The fight will headline a throne boxing event that will be televised live on BET beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Roc Nation Sports has announced that undefeated welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, D.C. will return to the …


Announcement

NYSBHOF 2016 class inductees ceremony

The fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held this Sunday afternoon (April 3 – 12:30-5:30 p.m.) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. (more…)

The fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held …


UFC

Cyborg elated to be joining UFC ranks

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles recaps the big news of Cris Cyborg making her UFC debut vs. Leslie Smith at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. The Brazilian team of UFC.com caught up with Cyborg to get her reaction . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Boxing News

Parker-Takam confirmed for Auckland May 21

By Bryce Wilson
Photos: Dave Cameron

After a period of intense negotiations, terms have been reached for unbeaten Kiwi prospect Joseph Parker to face the always dangerous Cameroonian, Carlos Takam at South Auckland’s Vodafone Events Centre on may 21st in what serves as a heavyweight title eliminator for the IBF title, which is set to be contested by current champion Charles Martin and British star Anthony Joshua in London on April 9th.

Negotiations between Parker’s promoters Duco and Takam’s handler Christian Cherchi have centred around the venue, with Cherchi conceding he would have preferred his man to have home advantage, as well as choice of gloves and of course the all important purse.

That said Cherchi remained bullish about Takam’s ability to come away from foreign soil with the win, stating that although the fight was in many ways a ’50-50 type fight’ he believed Takam would prevail, even going so far as to say that it could well be via late round knockout of the unbeaten Kiwi. (more…)

By Bryce Wilson Photos: Dave Cameron After a period of intense negotiations, terms have been reached for unbeaten Kiwi prospect …


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GGG talks about… Fonfara

By Przemek Garczarczyk

What are world champions’ thoughts about other champs and other weight classes? Bogdan Maciejczyk, co-trainer of #2 WBC ranked light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara decided to find out interviewing WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs). “GGG,” a good friend of Fonfara, found some time when preparing for Dominic Wade (April 23 live on HBO) and talked about the light heavyweight division and “Polish Prince’s” place among the best. Gennady was even asked what he would do if he was Fonfara’s trainer…

By Przemek Garczarczyk What are world champions’ thoughts about other champs and other weight classes? Bogdan Maciejczyk, co-trainer of #2 …


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Broner-Mayweather drama on tap for D.C.

Adrien Broner vs. Ashley Theophane fighter media workouts were cancelled on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., due to the delayed arrival of flights out of Las Vegas. We’ve been told the remaining fight week activities will go on as scheduled, starting with today’s final press conference. It was also confirmed that Floyd Mayweather WILL attend the press conference, which will the first meeting between Broner and Mayweather since Broner’s wild rant against Floyd last week.

In other Broner news, according to the Washington Post there is no threat of D.C. police arresting Broner for an outstanding felony warrant issued in his home state of Ohio. So the Spike TV-televised bout looks to be a go.

Adrien Broner vs. Ashley Theophane fighter media workouts were cancelled on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., due to the delayed arrival …


Boxing News

David Haye opponent named: Arnold Gjergjaj

Former two-weight world champion David Haye today announced that he will face undefeated Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj on Saturday May 21 at The O2 in London as he continues his journey back to the summit the heavyweight division.

The Hayemaker returns to the ring for the first time since January 16 when more than 16,000 spectators packed into The O2 to witness him deliver a signature right hand to KO top 10 WBA ranked Mark de Mori. The fight lasted just 121 seconds in what was Haye’s eighth first round KO of his professional career and 25th knockout in his 27 professional wins.

Haye now turns his attentions to the 31 year old Kosovo-Albanian who has amassed an impressive record of 29-0, with 21 of those wins coming via knockout. ‘The Cobra’ stands at 6 foot 5 inches tall and most recently tipped the scales at 247 lbs. (more…)

Former two-weight world champion David Haye today announced that he will face undefeated Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj on Saturday May …


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Let’s get real, one of the aims of boxing is to render the opponent incapable

Boxing will never persuade the abolitionists but we need to be clearer about when fights should stop

James DeGale: Let Nick Blackwell keep his British title

Andy Keates has a big date at London’s O2 Arena

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UFC

Esparza returns at UFC 197

Sidelined by injury since March of 2015, former strawweight world champion Carla Esparza will make her return to the Octagon on April 23, as she steps in for the injured Jessica Aguilar against Juliana Lima on the UFC 197 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Boxing News

Weights from New York City

Chris Galeano 158 vs. Devaun Lee 157.8
(New York State middleweight title)

Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 129.6
(NABF super featherweight title)

Cindy Serrano 131 vs. Renata Domsodi 128.8
Shemuel Pagan 137 vs. Ryan Picou 136.2
Artur Akavov 160 vs. Todd Manuel 158.6
Travis Peterkin 180.8 vs. Larry Pryor 180.4

Venue: BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment

Chris Galeano 158 vs. Devaun Lee 157.8 (New York State middleweight title) Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 129.6 (NABF …


Boxing News

Lucas Browne Update

Statement by Lucas Browne:

I made clear to the public last week that I intended to do all that I can to clear my name after the devastating news of the positive drug test following my successful defeat of Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA Heavyweight World Championship.

I am now able to report to you that on February 29th shortly after having arrived in Chechnya I was subjected to a randomly timed drug test by VADA. This was a test of blood and urine. The post fight test was a urine only test. I would like to again stress it was myself and my team who requested the bout be subject to VADA testing.

I now hold clear and unequivocal evidence that this test was a negative test and shows clearly that I arrived in Chechnya a clean athlete. Hatton Promotions have made this information available to the media today. (more…)

Statement by Lucas Browne: I made clear to the public last week that I intended to do all that I …


Boxing News

Tapia-Lemieux Teleconference Quotes

By Dave Spencer

Oscar De La Hoya: It’s a make or break fight for both guys. Glenn Tapia has to go out there & prove he belongs with best of the division. It’s a fight both have to win. The loser will have to shake himself of and will have to rebuild. We as promoters believe in our fighters. The winner moves on to bigger fights and the loser will have to go back to the drawing board.

David Lemieux: Everything happens for a reason. Looking at it now maybe it was the best thing that De La Rosa didn’t take the last fight. I could have injured him badly if he’s entering the ring and not too sure. I would have been tremendously strong in that fight and I’m going to be tremendously strong in the future.

I’m a knockout artist and it’s the way I fight. I’m not going to lie to you and say I’m going to come in and play around. Obviously I’m going to come in and throw some hard shots, and if my shots connect, they hurt. I’m going in there to win every round and be the best I can be. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Oscar De La Hoya: It’s a make or break fight for both guys. Glenn Tapia has to …


Boxing News

Top Rank Celebrates Bob Arum’s Golden Anniversary in Boxing With Commemorative Video

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum’s first promotion which also happened to be the first fight he ever saw live. March 29, 1966 was the date. Maple Leafs Garden in Toronto, Canada was the site. Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo for the heavyweight championship of the world was the fight. An Arumesque beginning, if ever there was one, for boxing’s most iconic promoter.

In a career that has spanned six decades, Bob has presented world championship events on every continent other than Antarctica. And to paraphrase the slogan from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bob has promoted “more stars than there are in heaven.” The names read like a who’s who for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum’s first promotion which also happened to be the …










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