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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 WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains

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

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

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Boxing Result

Zaveck scores dramatic win!

Photo: SES Boxing

Photo: SES Boxing

IBF #9 welterweight Jan Zaveck (27-1, 15 KOs) scored a “Rocky-like” twelfth round stoppage of Jorge Daniel Miranda (32-7, 12 KOs) in front of a sold out crowd of 5,000 on Friday night at the Tabor Arena in Maribor, Slovenia. The fight featured good two-way action throughout, with Zaveck scoring the storybook finish just moments before the final bell. Referee Juergen Langos waved it off after Miranda went to the canvas. It was the second meeting between the two fighters, after their 2007 match ended in a no contest at the same arena. SES Boxing is hoping this impressive win will springboard Zaveck in the rankings.
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In other action, on the SES Boxing card unbeaten WIBF super featherweight Ramona Kuehne (14-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Galina Gumliiska (8-18, 1 KO) over ten rounds. Gumliiska was approved as a world title challenger despite coming in with seven straight losses.
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In other action middleweight Marco Schulze (28-4-1, 15 KOs) stopped Krisztian Erdei (0-2) in round three, cruiserweight Denis Simcic (20-1, 10 KOs) outpointed Krisztian Jaksi (3-9-4) over six, and middleweight Vedran Akrap (13-7, 6 KOs) added another loss to the record of Gabor Balogh, who now stands at 1-51-5.



June 21st, 2009



Boxing News

Full Report: Sosa-Melo!

By Robert Coster
Photos: Courtesy Esto

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Making his 9th title defense, WBC light flyweight Champion Edgar Sosa (36-5, 20 KOs) stopped challenger Carlos “Shangai” Melo (19-9, 2 KOs) of Panama at 2:47 of the 5th round at the packed Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Sosa, who was cheered on by over 12,000 fans, attacked speedster Melo from the opening bell and effectively cut off the ring, forcing the Panama boxer to trade with the much stronger champion. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Klitschko-Chagaev!

By Alexey Potapov
Photos: Pavel Terekhov

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IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 61,000+ at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko and Chagaev came together in the ring after both had fights cancelled. Klitschko was originally scheduled to defend against David Haye on this show, but Haye pulled out with an injury. Chagaev was to face-off with Nikolai Valuev on May, 30th in Helsinki, but the Finnish Boxing Federation KO’d the fight the day before due to uncertainty about Chagaev’s health as he had previously contracted hepatitis B. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Hernandez, Rosales, Chavez win!

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

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Super featherweight Joksan “Torito” Hernández (15-1-0, 8 KOs) won a majority decision over Héctor Velázquez (51-13-2, 35 KOs) in a bout for the WBC Continental Americas on Saturday night before a full house at the “Oscar Tigre Garcia” municipal gymnasium in Ensenada, Mexico. Scores were 116-114, 115-114 and 114-114.
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In the co-feature, super welterweight Michel Rosales (24-3, 21 KOs) won a close majority decision over previously unbeaten Luis “Muñeco” Uribe in a bout for the vacant Fecombox belt.
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“The Businessman” Omar Chavez (16-0-1, 12 KO’s), the youngest of the Chavez dynasty, scored an impressive second round TKO over Patrick “Raging Bull” Cape (5-7, 3 KOs). Cape went down twice under a ferocious Chavez assault. Referee Juan Jose Ramirez stopped the bout at 2:19. Ring announcer Jimmy Lennon told the crowd that Omar dedicated the fight to his dad, ring legend Julio César Chávez, for Father’s Day.
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Super bantamweight Felipe Urucuta won a six round split decision over Fernando Vargas in another bout.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Campillo upsets Garay!

Claims WBA light heavyweight title

By Lee Bates

In a stunner, now former WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Garay of Argentina (32-4, 17 KOs) was defeated last night by challenger Gabriel Campillo of Spain (18-2, 6 KOs) in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina by majority decision. Garay came out very strong for the first six rounds of the fight throwing a large volume of punches and simply outworking the retreating Campillo for the most part. The southpaw Campillo was blocking a lot of the punches and moderately throwing some in return while circling from left to right. It appeared that it was Campillo’s strategy to tire Garay out and it appeared to work. From round seven on Campillo seemed like a different fighter as he became the aggressor and was snapping Garay’s head back on several occasions from his southpaw stance. Garay showed heart but tired down the stretch. In the end, the judges had it 115-114 and 114-113 for Campillo and 114-114.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Sanchez edges Guida at TUF 9!

Photo courtesy Josh Hedges/UFC

Photo courtesy Josh Hedges/UFC

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

In the night’s main event, the original Ultimate Fighter, Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez went toe-to-toe with Clay “The Carpenter” Guida for three rounds. When the final bell sounded, Sanchez emerged the victor and likely number one contender, earning a split decision victory over a game Guida. All three judges scored the contest 29-28, two awarding the bout to Sanchez, and one to Guida.

The second Ultimate Fighter trophy would be claimed by James Wilks, who submitted Andre Winner with a rear naked choke with less than ten seconds left in the first round. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Sosa overpowers Melo!

By Robert Coster

Making his 9th title defense, WBC light-flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (36-5, 20 KOs) stopped challenger Carlos “Shangai” Melo (19-9, 2 KOs) of Panama at 2.47 of the fifth round at the packed Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Sosa, cheered on by over 12,000 fans, attacked speedster Melo from the opening bell and effectively cut off the ring, forcing the Panamanian boxer to trade. The bout was action-packed but it was apparent that Sosa’s bulk and power were wearing down the game challenger. In the fifth round, a vicious hook to the liver had Melo crumbling to the mat. The challenger gallantly beat the count but a barrage of punches from Sosa forced referee Frank Garza to put an end to the bout. “I felt really good,” said champion Sosa after the fight, “I had worked on my speed and the plan was to take control from the beginning. Shangai had fought the best in this weight class and never been stopped. I am happy with my increasing strength and power.” (more to come)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Klitschko TKOs Chagaev!

By Karl Freitag, Alexey Sukachev, Alexey Potapov

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) scored a dominant tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 60,000+ at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko controlled the first round with his jab and dropped Chagaev with a huge right hand in round two. Round three was all Klitschko as he continued to connect with hard shots from long range. Chagaev was game, but was unable to close the distance as Klitschko continued to inflict damage as the rounds progressed. Chagaev landed his best punch of the fight, a right hook, at the end of round seven. Chagaev was cut over the left eye in round eight, another round Klitschko dominated. Klitschko rocked Chagaev in round nine, punishing Chagaev in the corner. The bout was stopped by Chagaev’s corner after the ninth round and was announced as a tenth round KO as the bell had rung to begin round ten before referee Eddie Cotton officially waved it off. Klitschko retained his IBF/WBO/IBO belts. Chagaev’s WBA belt was not at risk.
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Heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (16-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former Euro champion Michael Sprott (31-14, 16 KOs).
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Middleweight Andy Lee (18-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Olegs Fedotovs (10-6, 6 KOs) over six. Fedotovs was down in the last round.
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Cruiserweight Johnathon Banks (21-1, 15 KOs) returned win a win following his loss to IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek in February. Banks scored a seventh round TKO over Pauk Butlin (12-10, 3 KOs). Butlin was down twice before it was stopped.



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Branco wins, Pascal next!

OPI 2000’s light heavyweight and WBC official challenger Silvio Branco (58-9-2, 35 KOs) stayed active with a fourth TKO over Hungarian journeyman Zoltan Kallai moments ago. Next for the Italian veteran Branco is a showdown with the new WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (23-1, 15 KOs) from Canada.



June 20th, 2009

Full Report

Full Report: Guerrero-Norman!

img_15By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Mike Greenhill

Undefeated local hero Fernando Guerrero (14-0, 11 KOs) sent the raucous crowd at Salisbury, Maryland’s Wicomico Youth and Civic Center home happy on Friday night by dropping Decatur Georgia super middleweight Brian “The Assassin” Norman(17-9, 5 KOs) two times en-route to a convincing second round TKO victory in the scheduled eight round main event.

With the victory, Guerrero is ready to set his sights on a possible top 20 ranking in the very foreseeable future . . . Click here for more



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Major-Clark: No Contest!

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

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The NABA lightweight championship title fight between Meacher Major and Michael Clark ended suddenly and controversially Friday night in Buffalo, NY. The bout that began as if it would be an exciting 10-round contest turned when Major landed a blow to the back of the neck of Clark that dropped him to his knees. The referee gave Clark a few minutes to recuperate and resumed the action. Clark still seemed stunned by the blow but fought on. Seconds later as the fighters tied up, referee Hubert Earle called a break. Major landed a right hand to the jaw that knocked Clark on his back and he seemed to be in some discomfort. Earle called the bout off and emergency personnel entered the ring. Clark seemed to be ok but was carried out on a stretcher as a precaution. The bout was ruled a no-contest at 2:14 of round one from an “accidental foul.” (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

More weights from Germany!

Alexander Ustinov 307.7 vs Michael Sprott 236.9
Johnathan Banks 218.2 vs Paul Butlin 234.7
Andy Lee 161.3 vs Olegs Fedotovs 158.7
Cedric Boswell 230.3 vs Serdar Uysal 211.6
Gabor Veto 137.1 vs Omer Yilmaz 138.4
Daniel Käfer 153.2 vs Omar Siala 153.2
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Promoter: K2



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Davidson wins Aussie 154 belt!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based Nigerian King Davidson (9-0, 5 KOs) clearly outscored Robert Toomey (7-7, 2 KOs) to capture the vacant Australian 154 pound title over ten rounds at the Sutherland Entertainment Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Toomey came to fight but the skillfull Davidson controlled the action in all the rounds. At the conclusion judges’ scores were Ray Reed 99-91, Trevor Christian 100-90 and John Gauchi 100-93. (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Pascal, Diaconu speak!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The WBC light-heavyweight belt changed hands Friday night, but not postal codes. Jean Pascal (23-1 15KO) was able to walk away with 115-112, 116-112, 116-111 decision over Adrian Diaconu (26-1 15KO), taking his cross-town rival’s belt and local bragging rights in what was an extremely exciting fight in front of 13,569 ravenous Bell Centre fans. Pascal scored a knockdown in the 5th round over a back peddling Diaconu. Pascal called the shot a left jab, while the Diaconu side saw it more as a hook, but the result was the same, Diaconu down on the canvas taking an eight count from referee Marlon Wright and the momentum beginning to swing Pascal’s way. (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Ruslan Chagaev Update!

Ruslan Chagaev will enter the ring tonight against Wladimir Klitschko wearing his WBA world championship belt and he remains WBA heavyweight champion (in recess), however as previously reported only the WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles will be on the line. “Ruslan is still world champion,” said Universum promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “Tonight, however, he will not box for his WBA belt. Beyond that, the WBA still hasn’t decided anything. Our focus is now on the fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Everything else we’ll see about afterwards.”



June 20th, 2009

UFC

Method to Sanchez’s madness

TONIGHT on SPIKE TV @ 9pm ET/6pm PT

American comedic actor Oscar Levant once quipped, “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”

Those who don’t know Diego Sanchez beyond what they’ve seen of him on TV or read about him in magazines or on the Internet might very well say he too has, at the very least, blurred the border between the two. Yet despite how the media has portrayed him since he appeared on and won the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter series, Sanchez comes off more normal than some might expect in a one-on-one conversation . . . Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

WBA: No unification fight!

The WBA heavyweight title will not be at stake tonight when IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Ruslan Chagaev, the WBA’s “champion in recess“ fight in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. That has been confirmed by the WBA in a statement on their web page. “Please be informed that the WBA will not complete its review of either the matter relating to the cancelled Helsinki heavyweight title bout or the recent Chagaev special permit request until after 21 June 2009, nor has it sanctioned any heavyweight title unification bout,” WBA Legal Director Robert E. Mack states.



June 20th, 2009

UFC

TUF at the scales!

TONIGHT on SPIKE TV @ 9pm ET/6pm PT

From the Palms in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale televised on SPIKE TV:

Diego Sanchez 156 vs Clay Guida 155
The Ultimate Fighter welterweight final:
DaMarques Johnson 170 vs James Wilks 171
The Ultimate Fighter lightweight final
Ross Pearson 156 vs Andre Winner 155

Chris Lytle 170 vs Kevin Burns 171
Joe Stevenson 155 vs Nate Diaz 156
Melvin Guillard 155 vs Gleison Tibau 155
Brad Blackburn 170 vs Edgar Garcia 171
Mike Ciesnolevicz 208 vs Tomasz Drwal 205
Nick Osipczak 170 vs Frank Lester 170
Jason Dent 155 vs Cameron Dollar 154



June 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Beltran outworks Meza-Clay!

Photos: Reiver Rodriguez

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In an important bout between featherweight contenders, IBF #4 Fernando Beltran Jr. (33-3-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #5 rated Monty Meza-Clay (28-3, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Laredo Entertainment Center, in Laredo, Texas. Throwing more than 100 punches a round, the former two-time world title challenger Beltran simply outworked Meza-Clay to win by scores of 117-110, 115-112, 117-110. Beltran retains his IBF Latino featherweight belt.
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WBO #6 junior middleweight “Mean” Joe Greene (21-0, 14 KOs) outhustled Delray Raines (15-6, 10 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.
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Olympian junior middleweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (5-0, 4KOs) was forced to go the route for the first time, taking a four round nod over Tony Hirsch (8-2-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 40-36 on all cards.



June 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Pascal dethrones Diaconu!

By Dave Spencer at ringside

The WBC light-heavyweight belt changed hands Friday night, but not postal codes. Jean Pascal (23-1 15KO) was able to walk away with 115-112, 116-112, 116-111 decision over Adrian Diaconu (26-1 15KO), taking his cross-town rival’s belt and bragging rights in what was an extremely exciting fight in front of 13,569 ravenous Bell Centre fans. Pascal scored a knockdown in the 5th round over a back peddling Diaconu. The Romanian-born Diaconu had trouble catching up with the fleet footed Pascal and was rarely allowed more than one shot at a time. Pascal who moved up from super-middleweight put in an incredible effort on the inside against the strong Diaconu. Pascal was able to answer back and go to the body and throughout the contest.

Cruiserweight Troy Ross (22-1 15KO) fighting for the first time since his Contender triumph took care of business at The Bell Centre in Montreal with a 98-91, 99-90, 99-90 victory of Michael Simms (20-11-1 13KO) of Sacramento California. Ross was able to outslug the bigger Simms on the inside and outbox on the outside, delivering fluid hard shots throughout that never let his opponent get going. Ross suffered through a swollen eye from the fourth round on but it did little to slow his attack. Simms was able to target the area and sting him a couple of times in the seventh, but the shots were far to few and not followed up with anything to do any sustainable damage. Simms did his best to open up in the final two rounds but paid for it as Ross drove him into the ropes where referee Michael Griffin called an eight as time was running out in the fight. (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Boxing Result

Guerrero crushes Norman!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

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Unbeaten middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (14-0, 12 KOs) demolished Brian “The Assassin” Norman (17-9, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Guerrero dropped Norman twice in round two and referee Kenny Chevalier waved it off at 2:35 when Norman was in no shape to continue. An impressive showing for the unbeaten power-puncher whose exciting style has created a huge legion of fans. The card was seen on a live PPV webcast on www.PrizeFightTV.com.
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Heralded U.S. amateur middleweight Shawn Porter (9-0, 7 KOs) made quick work of late replacement Brandon Wooten (6-14-1, 2 KOs), dropping Wootten three times before the bout was stopped at 2:09 of round one by referee Malik Waleed.
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In a battle of unbeaten super middleweights, Farah Enis (11-0, 5 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Bobby Jordan (6-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 77-75, 79-73
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Middleweight Dominic Wade (3-0, 3 KOs) battered Anthony Cannon (4-13, 1 KO) until referee Bill Clancy stopped it at 1:46 round two.
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Alex Guerrero, headliner Fernando’s older brother by five years, made a successful pro debut winning a majority four round nod over Rodrika Ray (2-2, 1 KO) in a cruiserweight bout. Scores were 39-37, 39-37, 38-38.



June 19th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Ensenada!

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Click the photo to go to the next photoThe weigh-in took place today for Saturday’s Zanfer Promotions card in Ensenada, Baja California, which will be broadcast live by TV Azteca and Azteca America. In the main event, super welterweight Luis “Pretty Boy” Uribe (21-0, 16 KOs) will take on Michel Rosales (23-3, 21 KOs). Both fighters made 149 pounds. The local idol, Joksan Hernandez (15-1, 9 KOs), marked 129.5 pounds, half a pound below the limit of 130, while his rival, the world ranked Hector Velasquez (51-12-2, 35 KOs), made 130. They only need the opening bell to begin their fight for the WBC Continental Americas super featherweight belt. (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Scale Watch

Sosa, Melo make weight!

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

All is ready for the WBC junior flyweight clash between the Panamanian Carlos Melo and the Mexican champion Edgar Sosa on Saturday in Arena Mexico on Distrito Federal, Mexico. Both boxers are in good condition and set to enter the ring of the 15,000 seat arena in a bout televised by Televisa and Canal de las Estrellas.

Edgar Sosa 107.9 vs Carlos Melo 107.8
(WBC junior flyweight world title match)
Rene Gonzalez 132.7 vs Reyes Sanchez 133.3
(WBC Lightweight America Continental title match)
Carlos Velasquez 132.2 vs Daniel Estrada 132.7
(WBC CABOFE super flyweight title)
Venue: Arena Revolucion, Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia



June 19th, 2009

Scale Watch

Lopez/Lontchi on weight!

By Lee Bates

WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (25-0, 23 KOs) and his challenger Olivier Lontchi (18-0-2, 8 KOs) both easily made the minimum requirement for their 7 day pre-weigh-in today. Lopez and Lontchi each weighed in at 124 pounds which is just 2 pounds over the weight limit for their official weigh-in next Friday. The Top Rank & PR Best Boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera) are promoting Lopez who will headline his first PPV when he defends against Lontchi on Saturday, June 27th at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Boxing Result

Lepai stops Wilson!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian based Samoan, Alex Lepai (16-3-2, 12 KOs) scored an eight round stoppage of former Australian heavyweight champion Colin Wilson (34-25-1, 20 KOs), to capture the WBO Asia Pacific title at Southport RSL, in Southport, Queensland, Australia, Friday. Wilson used an accurate right jab on the back move on the aggressive Lepai who consistently cut the ring off to connect with power head and body shots. In round eight Lepai delivered a solid right hand body-shot followed by a right hook to the head that dropped Wilson. Shortly after, referee Alan Moore saved the 6’5 Aussie from further punishment, crowning Lepai the new WBO regional champion. (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Boxing Result

Rachamongkol grabs WBC’int belt!

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Former ABCO champion Rachamongkol Sor Ploenjit (8-1, 5 KOs) shocked the Korean crowd as he destroyed In-Suk Song (9-5, 4 KOs) in round six to capture the vacant WBC international featherweight title on Friday at the Citizen Hall, in Osan City, South Korea. The source reported that the Thai fighter mostly controlled the show and rapidly dropped the local fighter with a left uppercut in round two. After leading 39-36, 39-38, 39-38, following the 4 round scorecards announcement by the WBC rule, he speeded up his assaults and successfully floored his opponent again with a sharp left uppercut, forcing the referee to stop the bout in round six. Rachamongkol was a former Thai hot prospect who successfully captured the ABCO 122lb title in his fourth professional bout in May 2007. After retaining his regional title once, he unbelievably lost his belt to Filipino Ariel Delgado on the same year in December. With his surprising victory today, he will come back to be a Thai prospect in the featherweight division again, following WBC#4 WBO#15 Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Ross-Simms meet again!

Photo: Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

The first time, it was a big upset. This time, the roles are reversed as Contender Champion Troy Ross (21-1, 15 KOs) will renew old acquaintances when he meets former amateur champion Michael Simms (20-10-1, 13 KOs) at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec tonight. Ross defeated the American fighter in the qualifying tournament held in Tampa that solidified his place on the 2000 Canadian Olympic team, his second of two Olympic Games. It was a stunning upset at the time, and since that time both fighters have seen their careers go in different directions. (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Loveless headlines in Indiana!

By Johnny B’

Undefeated Indiana Middleweight Travis Loveless puts his 19-0 record on the line as he headlines Saturday June 27th. Loveless will face Thomas Kirk of Greenwood Indiana who holds a 2-1 pro boxing record and also has had several matches in Mixed Martial Arts competition. The ten bout show will be co-promoted by Mike Leanardi/Peoples Champ Boxing and Jeff Wilson Promotions and will be held at the National Guard Armory in Anderson, Indiana.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kolle, Walters triumph!

By Jesse Kelley at ringside

Middleweight Andy “Kaos” Kolle (19-2) of Duluth, MN stopped Anthony Shuler (20-6) of Indiana in the third round last night in Duluth, MN. Each fighter scored with clean punches throughout the bout. A left hook to the jaw dropped Shuler hard near the ropes. Shuler was hurt but fought his way to his feet where referee Mark Nelson stopped the fight at 2:05 of round three.
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In the co-feature, light heavyweight Zach “Jungle Boy” Walters (24-4) flattened James Morrow (11-13) in round two. Walters dropped Morrow with a big right to the head near the end of the round one. A right uppercut dropped Morrow to the canvas again a minute and a half into the second round. Morrow was able to get to his feet but Walters gave him no chance to recover. A left-right-left to the head of Morrow prompted referee Bobby Brunette to stop the fight at 1:46 of round two.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Gamboa’s gold medal!

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said today he will contact the Olympic Committee and ask to get a new gold medal for Yuriorkis Gamboa. “That’s my goal, to get a gold medal for him,” Arum said. Gamboa won an Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens, Greece, at 112 pounds while fighting for the Cuban national team. He later sold the medal for $1,500 to pay for daughter Brenda’s first birthday party. Gamboa, 27, now lives and trains in Miami, Fla. He is the WBA interim featherweight champion and next fights on Top Rank’s Latin Fury 10 championship card in Nueveo Vallarta, Mexico on July 25. Gamboa will defend against Whyber Garcia of Panama.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce gets his horse in AC!

Jorge Arce will ride a Jersey-born horse, Imperial Hank, on the famous Atlantic City boardwalk next Thursday. Promoter Bob Arum made the arrangements. Arce, who loves horses, asked to ride one down the boardwalk while chatting with fight fans. He will be in Atlantic City getting set to take on Fernando Lumacad of the Philippines on Top Rank’s Latin Fury 9 at the Boardwalk Hall. Juan Manuel Lopez will take on Olivier Lontchi in the main event. Caesars Atlantic City is hosting.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report Nicklow-Mackey!

By Gary “Digital” Williams and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

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Junior middleweight Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow and Montgomery, AL’s John “No Mercy” Mackey fought to a tough eight round majority draw at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. The bout went against pre-conceived notions of the contest. Nicklow, normally a slugger, became more of a boxer in his Ballroom Boxing debut, employing more side-to-side movement. Mackey, known for being a crafty boxer, became more of a slugger as he stalked Nicklow at times during the contest. Nicklow seemed to take control in the middle portion of the contest, adding some aggression to his movement. Mackey picked up the pace in the final two rounds. Judge John Gradowski scored the bout 77-75 for Mackey while judges Kenny Chevalier and Don Risher, saw the draw, 76-76. BATB saw the contest 77-75 for Nicklow. Nicklow is now (19-1-2, 7 KOs) while Mackey is now (11-3-2, 5 KOs). (more…)



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Vitali wins comeback award!

Photo: Pavel Terekhov

Photo: Pavel Terekhov

By Alexey Potapov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has been chosen by the legendary sports stars of the Laureus World Sports Academy as the 2009 Laureus world comeback of the year. The announcement that Vitali Klitschko had won the Laureus Comeback Award was made by the Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman, Edwin Moses, and fellow Academy members Boris Becker and Katarina Witt in Dortmund, Germany on the eve of brother Wladimir Klitschko’s fight against Ruslan Chagaev. The other nominees for the Laureus World Comeback of Year Award were Australians: Anna Meares, who won an Olympic silver medal eight months after breaking her neck in a cycle crash, golfer Greg Norman, who finished third in the British Open, Germany’s Matthias Steiner, who won a weightlifting Olympic gold medal a year after his wife died in a car crash, Holland’s Maarten van der Weijden, who won an Olympic swimming gold medal after beating leukemia, and American Tiger Woods, who returned two months after a serious knee injury to win the US Open golf championship.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Cayo to face ex-champ Diaz!

Unbeaten rising lightweight star Victor Cayo (22-0, 15 KOs) steps up to the plate against former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (36-5, 26 KOs), and heavyweight contenders Carl Drumond (26-1, 20 KOs) and Chazz Witherspoon (25-1, 17 KOs) collide on an explosive edition of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on July 31st at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for this event, which is presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing, are priced at $27, $52, $102 and $152 and went on sale today at noon.



June 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaconu-Pascal Preview!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

It is one of the most anticipated fights on Canadian soil. Ever. Never before have two Canadians squared off on their own home turf and fought for a world championship as WBC light-heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu is doing when he meets former world title challenger and cross-town rival Jean Pascal (11pm Vs., Canada PPV). This has the making of a good one, power versus speed, rival promoters Interbox and GYM clashing for the first time and the flash and charisma of Pascal against the very serious and stoic Adrian Diaconu. Fightnews has broken it down and it seems to add up to a great fight. (more…)



June 19th, 2009




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