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Alvarez, Lara make weight

Alvarez, Lara make weight

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mary Ann Owen Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juanma Lopez ...

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Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Photos: Mary Ann Owen Neither Canelo Alvarez or Erislandy Lara said much at the dias during the final press conference for Saturday's PPV ...

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Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Photos: Oscar Palamino, IMP Former heavyweight world champion, boxing legend Mike Tyson held court at the Final Press Conference for "Judgment Day" on ...

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Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

By Butch Gottlieb At ringside Photos: Mary Ann Owen Former world title challenger Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to outpoint Ed ...

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Rios-Chaves kickoff press conference

Rios-Chaves kickoff press conference

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion and all-action fighter Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, undefeated WBA super lightweight champion Jessie ...

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Boxing News

Santos will face Martinez!

154lb. title showdown on Feb 14

Daniel Santos will make his first defense of the WBA super welterweight championship he won in July when he faces interim WBC super welterweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez on Feb. 14. The addition of the Santos-Martinez world championship to the previously announced HBO-televised card promoted by Don King Productions makes for a smashing tripleheader. The event already features WBO and IBF lightweight champion Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (32-5-1, 25 KOs) opposing his IBF No. 1-Ranked mandatory challenger Ali “Rush Hour” Funeka as well as another intriguing 154-pound pairing of former three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (28-7-1, 22 KOs) and undefeated WBC No. 3-ranked Alfredo “Perro” Angulo squaring off in a WBC elimination bout to determine the No. 1 ranking and become mandatory challenger. (more…)



January 9th, 2009



Announcement

Star Boxing: 2008 in review

The year 2009 is finally here and if it is anything like 2008, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is in for yet another extremely busy year in the boxing world. Whether it was exciting sold out shows, major signings, or watching our fighters climb the ladder in the world ratings, Star Boxing had it all, including having two of its top fighters being named to Dan Rafael’s ESPN.com, Top Prospects of 2008 list. Below is a brief break down of the Star Boxing Roster and what they accomplished this past year . . . click here for more



January 9th, 2009

Twitter Watch

Lamare lands in U.S.

Myriam Lamare (16-2, 9 KOs), who takes on Holly Holm (22-1-3, 6 KOs) for the WIBA welterweight title Jan. 23, in Albuquerque, N.M., has landed in Los Angeles for final preparations. Lamare will work under former pound-for-pound queen Lucia Rijker before heading to Albuquerque. Holm, meanwhile, continues her training under Mike Winkeljohn at Jackson’s/Winkeljohn’s. The Fresquez-promoted card will take place at Isleta Resort & Casino.



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

ESPN FNF hires Hopkins!

Future Hall of Fame middleweight and light heavyweight great Bernard Hopkins has been hired by ESPN as a “boxing analyst” for the 2009 season of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Hopkins, who will make a series of regular appearances on the show, will handle his first assignment tonight alongside ESPNlongtime host Brian Kenny for the FNF season debut featuring Cuban rising stars Yuriorkis Gamboa, Odlanier Solis and Erislandy Lara from Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, Nevada.



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda, Powell kickoff 2009!

Public invited to "Hard Knocks" presser

The day before super middleweight star Edison “Pantera” Miranda and junior middleweight contender Sechew “The Iron Horse” Powell step into the ring and begin their 2009 campaigns, these two fistic standouts will meet the press for the first time this year to discuss their pivotal bouts on January 14th’s “Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock” event. The final press conference for “Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock” will take place on Tuesday, January 13th at 1pm at Paradise Live, which is located in Seminole Paradise next to Hard Rock Live. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Showdown: Diaz vs. Marquez!

Report by Byron Spurlock

Ring Magazine’s lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez 49-4-1 (36) and former three-time world champ Juan Diaz 34-1 (17) kicked off 2009 by making a stop in Houston, Tex., Thursday . . . . Click here for more



January 9th, 2009

Announcement

Riley comes home!

Star Boxing’s fast rising light heavyweight prospect, Yathomas Riley (4-0,3KO) will return home to Florida when he fights on the undercard of the Hard Knocks at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL, Wednesday January 14th against Evjeny Stardoubstev (pro-debut) . . . . Click here for more



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Magdeburg!

Barashian 1.8 lbs. over weight limit

Photos: Eroll Popova

Zsolt Erdei 173.1 vs. Yuri Barashian 176.8
(WBO world light heavyweight championship)
Denis Inkin 167.1 vs. Karoly Balzsay 167.1
(WBO world super middleweight championship)
Dimitri Sartison 168 vs. Vasily Andriyanov 170.9
Robert Stieglitz 173.1 vs. Dmitri Protkunas 173.1
Igor Michalkin 175 vs. Sergey Beloshapkin 173.7
Pal Bedak 113.1 vs. Laurent Ucristinel Balmau 114
Venue: Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)



January 9th, 2009

Scale Watch

López-Posawan make weight!

By Lee Bates

Puerto Rico’s Jose ‘Carita’ Lopez (38-7-2, 32 KOs) and Thailand’s Pramuansak Posuwan (45-1-1, 24 KOs) both successfully made the 30 day weight limit requirement for their WBO iterim super flyweight title fight. Lopez weighed in at 122 pounds and Pramuansak weighed in at 124 pounds. The minimum 30 day pre-fight weight limit was 132.25 pounds. The bout will take place February 7th at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. PR Best boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera) will promote the event.



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto, Pavlik in NYC!

Split venue PPV twinbill on Feb 21

Two superstars, two world title fights, two cities — all on the same night. That’s what Bob Arum of Top Rank will discuss when Miguel Cotto and Kelly Pavlik will be at Madison Square Garden for a press conference on Tuesday. Cotto will take on Michael Jennings of Chorley, England, for the vacant WBO Welterweight Championship at Madison Square Garden. Pavlik will defend his WBC Middleweight world title against #1-rated challenger Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 21. Arum said today that three PPV bouts including Cotto vs. Jennings will be on the live telecast from Madison Square Garden, then the live telecast goes to Youngstown for the Pavlik vs Rubio title fight. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Cook, Martinez reach accord!

Parties representing WBO super featherweight champion Nicky Cook and mandatory challenger Rocky Martinez have reached an agreement, thus the scheduled WBO purse bid has been cancelled. Details are forthcoming.
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Meanwhile, a scheduled WBO bantamweight title purse bid between champion Gerry Peñalosa and Erik Morel has been postponed until further notice.



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Steven Luevano Update!

As WBO mandatory challenger Rocky Juarez has decided not to challenge WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano and no agreement for that bout has been reached, the January 12th WBO purse bid for Luevano-Juarez has been cancelled.  Luevano will now be making a voluntary defense in his next bout.



January 9th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Primm, NV!

Photo: Rick Pineda

Yuriorkis Gamboa 126 vs Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez 127.5
Odlanier Solis 246 vs Kevin Burnett 253
Erislandy Lara 154 vs Rodrigo Aguiar 157
Venue: Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resort, Primm, NV
Promoter: Arena Box-Promotion
TV: ESPN2
Tickets: $35 and $10, doors open 5PM



January 9th, 2009

UFC

Lytle takes on Davis!

UFC 93 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 17!

Marcus Davis, a boxer who’s cool in the pocket and carries misfortune evenly in both hands. Davis, the southpaw. Chris Lytle, a boxer who’s cool in the pocket that carries misfortune evenly in both hands, too. Lytle, the righty.  . . . Click here for more by Chuck Mindenhall, UFC

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

De La Rosa a free agent!

By Jose Reyes

Former Contender: Season One star and IBA Continental middleweight title holder Juan Pedro “El Gallo Negro” De La Rosa (19-3-1, 15 KOs) is now a free agent. The move was announced Cavazos Boxing and manager Jason Stuart. Anthony Cavazos, President of Cavazos Boxing in the Rio Grand Valley area of Texas, has made a reputation for bringing tomorrow’s stars out of south Texas and launching them onto the national and world boxing scene.  Many may remember last April when Cavazos Boxing announced the signing of a co-promotional deal with Duva Boxing which moved the young welterweight prospect “The King” James De La Rosa (18-0, 12 KOs) into position for his run at a world welterweight title. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

BBU Update!

By Alexey Sukachev

Finnish heavyweight champion Juho Haapoja (7-2-1, 5 KOs) will be back to the squared circle on Feb. 21, in Vaasa, Finland, to defend his Baltic Boxing Union belt against an opponent to be named soon in a scheduled eight-rounder. Haapoja, 28, acquired his crown last year with a split decision over Russian journeyman Daniel Peret(yatko). He also won the national title with a ninth-round stoppage of experienced Sami Elovaara last November. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Camacho Jr. returns!

Team Camacho alleges forgery

Contrary to recent reports of a fight suspension in Puerto Rico, Hector Camacho, Jr. (47-3, 27KOs) is set to face Sammy Sparkman (20-17, 9KOs) in a 10 round middleweight clash on January 17th at the Rock Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. Camacho, Jr., was recently embroiled in a controversial situation where it was alleged he backed out of a scheduled match up against Yory Boy Campos, in Tijuana. Mexico, after signing the fight agreement. Camacho’s camp vehemently denies any underhanded involvement and contends that he did not agree to or sign any legal binding papers agreeing to the match up. Also a point of strong contention is the alleged signature on the fight documents is not that of Hector Camacho, Jr, but is a forgery. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

TKO inks Ayala!

Former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (18-3-1, 8 KOs) has joined forces with Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions in an exclusive promotional agreement. In Ayala’s last bout on March 29, 2008, he battled IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham over twelve hard fought rounds before being stopped in the final stanza. He fought to a draw with Sergio Mora in October 2007. The 27 year old Ayala will return to the ring against TBA on January 23rd at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “Elvin has all the tools to be a world champion and our goal is to get him another shot at the title this year. Prior to the fight with Abraham he had the draw with Sergio Mora who went on to beat Vernon Forrest so there’s no question in our mind that he can compete at a world class level. We’re proud to add him to our team at TKO Boxing,” said TKO chief Chet Koerner.



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Erdei, Inkin public workout!

Photos: Eroll Popova

Fighters appearing on Saturday’s “Universum Champions Night” world title twinbill worked out for the public at Voets Autozentrum in South Magdeburg. Among those on hand were WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei, his challenger Yuri Barashian, WBO super middleweight champion Denis Inkin, mandatory challenger Karoly Balzsay, and world super middleweight title challengers Dimitri Sartison and Robert Stieglitz. See our giant photo gallery. (more…)



January 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Houston Presser Quick Quotes!

By Byron Spurlock

Juan Manuel Marquez: I’m going to prepare myself very well for this fight and I’m going to come prepared.  I’m going to fight this fight for all the Mexican fans. I feel good and I feel very young.  I hope that everybody comes out to watch a great fight.
Juan Diaz: It’s a amazing to be in this position right now, I had my first loss last year and I had one of biggest wins last year too.  This is a new year and I want to start it off right and this is winning a world title in my hometown against a legendary world champion Marquez.
Marquez’ Trainer “Nacho” Beristain: Fighters like Juan, Rocky, and Marquez are big names in boxing and that’s what makes a fight card like this so attractive.
Diaz’ manager Willie Savannah: Marquez is considered one of the best fighters in the world today and Juan is considered one of the best in his division. So we have the best fighting the best and this is exactly what we wanted.
Diaz’ trainer Ronnie Shields: Styles make fights and this is going to be a good fight for both of these fighters come at their opponents. This is going to be an action-packed fight, that you don’t want to miss.
Rocky Juarez: What a better place to win my world title right here in Houston. I even took less money to gt the fight here.
Juarez’ trainer Ronnie Shields: These guys are going to have a tough fight. Chris John is the champion right now and Rocky has to defeat Chris if he wants that title. This may be Rocky’s last chance to win a world title.
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Marquez faces Diaz and Juarez faces WBA champ Chris John on February 28th at the Toyota Center in Houston.



January 8th, 2009

UFC

Lauzon tops “UFC Fight Night”

UFC lightweight sensation Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon fights once again in the main event February 7, headlining “UFC Fight Night” on Spike TV against fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Hermes Franca, live from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida . . . Click here for more



January 8th, 2009

UFC

Final bouts for 1/25 WEC card

World Extreme Cagefighting® today confirmed the remaining bouts on an already blockbuster card which will feature WEC® lightweight champion Jamie Varner defending his belt against undefeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Plus, in the co-main event, former WEC featherweight title holder Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver look to deliver another classic in 2009 as the WEC holds its first-ever event in San Diego at the San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, January 25 . . . . Click here for more



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Gomez fight set!

WBC President Jose Sulaiman announced today that WBC heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine and official challenger Juan Carlos Gomez of Cuba/Germany have reached an agreement and signed for their mandatory fight. The purse offer, which was scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled. Shelly Finkel, representing Klitschko, and Ahmet Oner, representing Gomez, both informed Sulaiman of the agreement. The fight will be held in Germany during the first two weeks of March 2009.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Shane Mosley & Andre Berto

Through The Ropes – the #1 boxing news radio show that is hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld – airs LIVE coast to coast each Thursday evening from 9pm thru 10pm ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show is also available on the American Forces Network and Sportsbyline.com. Plus FightNews readers can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE between 9 pm to 10 pm ET this Thursday. This week’s guests are Shane Mosley and Andre Berto. Call-in or email your questions to: ttropes@earthlink.net



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Marquez-Diaz Presser!

Photo: Aaron Sprecher – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (left), featherweight title challenger Rocky Juarez (center) and former unified lightweight champion Juan Diaz (right) pose in Houston, Texas during the press conference to announce Marquez and Diaz’ February 28 world championship fight and Juarez’ February 28 world championship fight against Chris John at the Toyota Center in Houston which will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Chagaev-Drumond on PPV!

Kotelnik-Maidana also televised

Integrated Sports will distribute “The Champion Returns” show, featuring WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev against unbeaten challenger Carl Davis Drumond, February 7th on pay-per-view in the United States live from Rostock, Germany. “The Champion Returns” card, presented by Universum Boxing-Promotion, will also feature on PPV the WBA light welterweight title fight between title holder Andreas Kotelnik and undefeated No. 1 contender Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana, as well as hot Russian prospect Denis Boytsov against a challenger to be determined for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. . The broadcast of the three 12-round title bouts is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 2 PM/ET – 11 AM/PT on cable pay-per-view via iN Demand and TVN for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. A same day replay will be shown at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/ET. (more…)



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Albert-Roman on FNF?

By Lee Bates

Sources are stating that a fight between Ermosele Albert (21-2-1, 10 KOs) and Saul Roman (29-5, 25 KOs) is close to being finalized for Friday, January 16th at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. The bout would be a 10 round junior middleweight main event and aired on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. This is the third scheduled opponent for Albert. Fights scheduled with former world champion Carlos Quintana and veteran Ossie Duran both fell through.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Cruz set for 1st defense!

IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (37-11-1, 23 KOs) will make his first defense of the title against Cyril Thomas (33-2-4, 10 KOs) on February 14 at the Palais des Sports in Saint Quentin, France. Thomas is the IBF’s #12-ranked featherweight and won an IBF title eliminator in his most recent fight in November. In the co-featured bout, French featherweight champion Osman Aktas (33-15-5, 3 KOs) defends against undefeated Guillaume Frenois (12-0, 1 KO). Also seeing action will be Phillip Ndou (31-1, 30 KOs) vs TBA in his firdt bout since May 2004. 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade (2-0, 2 KOs), who is promoted by Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing and Arthur Pelullo/Banner Promotions, will be featured in a four-round jr. middleweight bout against an opponent to be announced.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Skelton to face Rogan!

Heavyweight Matt Skelton (22-2, 19 KOs) will defend his Commonwealth title on February 28 at the NIA, Birmingham, against Irishman Martin Rogan (11-0, 5 KOs).  Skelton, 41, is aiming for a second world title opportunity after losing to Ruslan Chagaev on points in Germany last year in a challenge for the WBA title. He will begin as favorite against undefeated Rogan, but will be wary of the Irishman following his shock defeat of Audley Harrison in December. This will be Skelton’s 14th championship fight, and he has now won the English, British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles. He captured that latter belt in December when he forced Paolo Vidoz to quit in Milan in December in a victory that deserved more publicity than it received. “Rogan is a dangerous fighter and I was impressed by the way in which he dug deep against Harrison,” said Skelton. “Anyone with an undefeated record is a threat because they don’t know how to lose. But I believe I will win this fight.”



January 8th, 2009

UFC

Franklin faces Henderson

UFC 93 is live on PPV Jan. 17!

Several years ago many wondered what would happen if then-UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin locked horns with PRIDE champion “Dangerous” Dan Henderson.  It appeared to present a classic matchup between a superior striker in Franklin, against an outstanding wrestler with Olympic pedigree, in Henderson. Alas, the “dream” match never materialized given the intense competition between the UFC and the Japan-based PRIDE . . . . Click here for more by David L. Hudson

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Estrada returns Jan 24!

Recently signed Goossen Tutor Promotions fighter Shawn “El Chamuko” Estrada (2-0, 2 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is set to return against Jeffrey Osborne Jr. (8-11-2, 3 KOs) on January 24 at Minnesota’s Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hinckley. In the main event, Marcos Olivera (15-0-1, 12 KOs) faces Mike Nevitt (16-1). The “Out Cold” card is being presented in association with Seconds Out Promotions. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bout beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55, $35 and $20, available at the box office or call Ticketmaster.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Fever KOs Ulrich!

Former European light heavyweight champion Thomas Ulrich has been forced to pull out of Saturday’s comeback fight against Armin Dollinger due to a cold and fever. The “Universum Champions Night” event in Magdeburg will go on as scheduled with the world title defense of WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei (29-0, 17 KOs) against Yuri Barashian (25-4, 17 KOs) and an attractive clash of unbeaten fighters with WBO super middleweight champion Denis Inkin (34-0, 24 KOs) facing stablemate Karoly Balzsay (19-0, 14 KOs).



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce: Darchinyan is just talk!

By Lee Bates

Upon hearing of WBA/IBF/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan’s (31-1-1, 25 KOs) comments today on Fightnews Jorge Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs) released the following statement to Darchinyan: “You talk a good game but it’s just that. Talk. Everyone is going to get to see if you really are going to stand up under my pressure. Your whole game is intimidation and that’s been easy for you to do of late since you haven’t fought anyone who could punch since you were humiliated and knocked out silly by Nonito Donaire. I’m going to leave the trash talking to you since that’s what you do best. I’ve got more important things to do like prepare for our fight.”



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz!

48-year-old Paul Nave (15-8-2, 7 KOs) plans to return to the ring on March 6th in a four round main event at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, California. Nave is best known for a trilogy of bouts with former world champion Greg Haugen (he went 1-1-1). His last fight was in December 1999.
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WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano’s February 28th mandatory title defense against Rocky Juarez appears to be a no-go. Reportedly Juarez will now challenge unbeaten WBA champion Chris “The Dragon” John. It will be officially announced at a press conference on Thursday in Houston.
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Kidney stones have forced Seminole Warriors Boxing junior middleweight contender “Mean” Joe Greene to pull out of his January 17 challenge against WBC interim champion Sergio Martinez. A new opponent for Martinez is being sought. ESPN reported that Anthony Thompson or Travis Simms will likely step in.
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Two-time lightweight champion José Luis “Temible” Castillo (57-9, 48 KOS) returns of January 17th against James Wayca (16-7, 8 KOs) at the Palenque del FEX in Mexicali, Baja California. In the co-feature, Carlos “El Salado” Yañez (16-1, 13 KOs) battles Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (11-5, 9 KOs) for the Mexican super bantamweight crown. TV AZTECA/Azteca América will televise.



January 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Galada to defend WBF belt!

By Ron Jackson

In a good local match-up Ludumo Galada will meet the more experienced Takalani Ndlovu in defence of his World Boxing Foundation featherweight belt at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday January 23. Galada 16-0; 8 who won the WBF belt in August last year when he stopped the experienced David Kiilu looked most impassive in his first defence against the capable Pedro Navarrete, but the odds will be stacked against him when takes on the former SA featherweight and  IBO junior featherweight champion Ndlovu 28-5; 18 The 31-year-old Ndlovu has fought at a much higher level than Galada, 26, a former Olympian and will go into this fight as the overwhelming favourite. Ndlovu who has lost two of his last three fights will be hoping to get his career back on track and challenge for one of the major belts. The promoter will be Koko Godlo of KK Productions.
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Meanwhile it has been announced that three Boxing SA board members, Sakhiwo Sodo, Mxolisi Tsika and Vulani Baloyi have resigned. Sodo and Tsika are from Eastern Cape and Baloyi is from Limpopo.



January 7th, 2009


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