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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6 (WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title) Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8 (WBO ...

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Golovkin and Geale make weight

Golovkin and Geale make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: HBO/Will Hart Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs. Daniel Geale 159.2 (WBA middleweight championship) Bryant Jennings 222.6 vs. Mike Perez 242.2 Ola Afolabi 198.6 vs. ...

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Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com West Philadelphia road warrior, Dhafir Smith, 27-24-7, 4 KOs, heads back out on the road ...

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. works out during media day in Oxnard, California for his eagerly-anticipated ...

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four ...

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Golovkin and Geale make weight

Golovkin and Geale make weight

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Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

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Interview

Collazo speaks out!

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

2009 got off to a great start at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. on Saturday, as young WBC titlist Andre Berto engaged former WBA champion Luis Collazo in an all-action welterweight war to determine whether the 2004 Haitian Olympian is ready to compete with the elite of the division . . .  Click here for more



January 21st, 2009



Boxing News

Ponce de Leon ready to fight!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like former WBO super bantamweight world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon could make his next ring appearance in March in Chihuahua, Mexico. Ponce de Leon is currently training at the Villa Juarez Avalos Gym in Chihuahua and is waiting for Golden Boy Promotions finalize his next fight and opponent. The probable date for the reappearance of Ponce de Leon is March 14th. He is coming off a fourth round KO of Damian David Marchiano last November in Chihuahua, Mexico. Sources close to Ponce de Leon indicate that after this next fight he will seek a showdown with countryman Rafael Marquez.



January 21st, 2009

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has launched the official site for UFC 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2, featuring the UFC® welterweight championship main event between champion Georges St-Pierre and UFC lightweight champion and welterweight challenger BJ Penn live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 31. In what many say is the greatest mixed martial arts matchup of all time, former UFC welterweight champion BJ Penn, who dropped a controversial split decision to St-Pierre in their first matchup, looks to become the first fighter in history to hold two UFC belts at the same time. The fully interactive 3-D Microsite http://94.ufc.com provides all the angles, all the analysis and answers all the questions that mixed martial arts fans want to know .  . . Click here for more

WHO HAS THE STRONGER WILL TO WIN? Catch UFC PRIMETIME: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN tonight on Spike TV! Click here for more 



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Mijares, Linares return 3/14!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Cristian Mijares and Jorge Linares will headline the 2009 “KO to Drugs” Festival taking place on March 14th at the Coliseo Centenario in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. The prestigious event is presented by the WBA and the State of Coahuila in coordination with KO Entertainment and various sponsors. The principal fights of the night will be Mijares against Nehomar Cermeño for the WBC interim bantamweight title and Linares defend his WBA super featherweight world crown against local favorite Josafat Perez.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Lebedev to fight on March 14!

By Alexey Sukachev

“2009 will be a special year for Denis Lebedev, one of the most talented Russian prospects around,” says his manager Vladimir Hrunov. “Only tough opponents, no gimmies will be considered. It’s time for a serious breakthrough for him.” Lebedev (16-0, 11 KOs) will fight a next on March 14th at M.E.N Arena in Manchester, England, on the big Amir Khan–Marco Antonio Barrera undercard. Several opponents are being mentioned for a scheduled ten-rounder, including Jaffa Ballogou (46-7, 40 KOs), Ola Afolabi (13-1-3, 5 KOs), Imamu Mayfield (25-9-2, 18 KOs) and Mathew Ellis (20-6-1, 9 KOs). Lebedev, promoted by Frank Warren, is now in preparation for an upcoming challenge under the guidance of Valery Belov, Alexander Povetkin’s head coach.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Hatton implodes!

Camps can't agree on purse split

The camps of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton have both rejected a compromise on the purse split of their proposed May 2 super fight. The Pacquiao camp demanded a 60-40 split, while the Hatton camp insisted on 50-50. Attempts to salvage the fight with 52-48 and 55-45 splits failed and now both camps say they are pursuing other options after Pacquiao missed a signing deadline today. Hatton promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy ripped into the Pacman, telling the LA Times “Frankly, I’m disgusted at the behavior of Manny Pacquiao. He’s a spoiled young kid who doesn’t know how to behave.” Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, who had offered Pacquiao a huge $11 million guarantee, called Pacquiao’s rejection of a purse surpassing that of his fight against De La Hoya “bizarre.”



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Huck, Battelo workout!

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Photo: Sauerland Event

European Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck has warned Geoffrey Battelo he will be in for a “hot dance” when the two former sparring partners clash on Saturday night. Today they showed their skills at the public work-out in Meißen, where Huck displayed his huge punching power during three rounds of padwork with coach Ulli Wegner. “The fists are already flying quite well,” he said. “It will be even better on Saturday. Battelo will be in for a hot dance. I have worked hard to become the European Champion and I will defend my title no matter what.” Battelo is not short of confidence either. “I have come here to win the title,” he stated. “Huck and I used to have very hard sparring sessions in the past. I know how to beat him.” (more…)



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

25 Years of Universum!

Grigorian planning comeback
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Klaus-Peter Kohl

On February 24th, 1984, promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl staged his first Universum Fight Night featuring brothers Ralf and Graciano Rocchigiani at Hamburg’s Alsterdorfer Sporthalle. Since then, 272 additional fight cards have been promoted by Universum all over the world. During the 25 years, there have 21 Universum world champions plus 8 female world champions crowned, a lot of great successes were celebrated, but there were also defeats to handle along the way. In commemoration of this unique and successful history, a big anniversary celebration is planned for February 24th where the whole Universum family will celebrate. In addition, it will mark the big comeback of the long-standing former world champion “King” Artur Grigorian, who from 1996 to 2004 rules as a world champion the lightweight division. Also being honored during the evening will be “Boxing Queen” Regina Halmich for her extreordinary career. Naturally, all the current and former world champions will be invited to the big celebration at the famous Universum Gym.



January 21st, 2009

UFC

GSP: 7 defining moments!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has always been one of mixed martial arts’ greatest talents. But losses, as well as wins, have shaped who GSP truly is as a fighter. What were the seven defining moments of the Canadian star’s career? Read on to find out on this updated list.  . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Gutknecht to face Williams!

Two more bouts have been announced for the February 7th “Universum Champions Night” in Rostock, Germany. Unbeaten German super middleweight titleholder Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (15-0, 6 KOs) will face his toughest test to date against former world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29- 5-1, 16 KOs). Also highly regarded unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks (10-0, 4 KOs) will face an opponent to be named. Two world title bouts will headline featuring WBA heavyweight “champion in recess” Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev versus unbeaten challenger Carl David Drumond and WBA light welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik against #1 rated knockout artist Marcos Maidana. The event will be seen live on pay-per-view in the United States.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Prodesa signs two more!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Prodesa Boxing, Nicaragua’s premier promotion and managerial company, recently signed two more top local prospects to their already talent lineup which includes WBA miniumweight champ Roman Gonzalez and former WBA lightweight champ Jose Alfaro. The two prospects are slick bantamweight southpaw Alvaro Perez (16-1-1, 11 KOs) who is ranked in the top 15 in both the WBA and WBO, and lightweight prospect Ronnie McFields (12-2-2, 9 KOs).



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Sosa to return in March!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Edgar Sosa will defend his WBC miniumweight world title on March 28th against an opponent to be named. The bout will take place in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. “The event will take place in my hometown and Sosa will be facing a rival to be selected in the next few days that will be Japanese or Filipino,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. The site of the fight will be a gymnasium with a capacity for six thousand people. The card will also include fights for regional titles, as well as a women’s world title fight.
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“March is a very loaded month for boxing,” commented Sulaiman. “On March 12 Oscar Larios will defend his featherweight title against Takahiro Aoh. Then comes the fight of Antonio Pitalúa against Edwin Valero, which could be in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or some others. We have goal to stage some twelve world title fights in Mexico this year.”



January 21st, 2009

Feature Story

Nuzhnenko picks Mosley!

By Alexey Potapov

In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, the WBA’s “other” welterweight champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko (28-0, 13 KOs) has given his prediction for the clash between Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) and Sugar Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KOs) on Saturday night in Los Angeles. “I think it’s about 70% against 30% that Sugar Shane Mosley will win,” estimates Nuzhnenko. “He has much more experience and is faster than Margarito. But the Mexican has been a very persistent boxer his last few fights, therefore he has some chance, but I think that Sugar Shane will win.” (more…)



January 21st, 2009

UFC

‘The Heat’ is on!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Although the voice on the other end of the phone is unmistakably that of Karo “The Heat” Parisyan, the calmness in his demeanor makes me doubt for a moment whether I have dialed the correct number .  . . Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan: I will finish Arce!

World champion unloads on "Travieso"

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF,WBC,WBA super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan has told Fightnews from Las Vegas where he is having his final training sessions before his title bout and states that he is upset with Jorge “Travieso” Arce for not respecting fellow Mexican champions and promises to finish his career of his opponent on February 7 when they clash. “Jorge Arce doesn’t respect boxing or the hundreds of Mexican boxers that have been warriors in the ring,” Darchinyan said. “To think he has to use champions like, Israel Vasquez, Erik Morales, Fernando Montiel, Christian Mijares and Victor Burgos as his tools for making a name for himself because his results in the ring have been average, makes him a disgrace to Mexican boxing.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Orlando Cuellar!

It’s official: Former world cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (44-1) will face WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (36-2) on March 21st at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Gomez started his preparation in L.A. four weeks ago. Along with his coaches Orlando Cuellar and Bülent Baser “The Black Panther” is currently working on his fitness basics before starting his technical and tactical training next week in Hamburg, Germany. The team has also planned to go into a training camp in Spain for three or four weeks. Fightnews.com recently spoke to Cuellar about Gomez’ preparations.



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda wants Taylor NOW!

Pantera: I'm ready to do it at anytime

With the talk of a March bout on Showtime featuring former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor tearing through the boxing world, super middleweight contender Edison “Pantera” Miranda is making his case for a showdown between “Bad Intentions” and the self proclaimed baddest man at 168 pounds. “I don’t think there’s any more exciting fight for the fans right now than one between me and Jermain Taylor,” said Miranda. “We both come to fight, we’re both warriors, and I’ll get to keep my Knockout of The Year streak going when we step into the ring with each other.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Feature Story

Q&A: Chris John!

Longtime champ prepares for U.S. debut
Photo: Craig Watt

Photo: Craig Watt

By Craig Watt

Undefeated WBA Featherweight champion Chris John (42-0-1, 22 KOs) is perhaps one of world boxing’s most unknown world champions, outside his home country of Indonesia. This is perhaps surprising since he has made ten title defenses of the WBA title he won in 2003, even more surprising since he also holds a unanimous points win over Juan Manuel Marquez in 2006 in the fifth defense of his WBA crown. Inside Indonesia however it is a different story and he is perhaps the greatest sporting icon – idolized and followed in the same way as Ricky Hatton is in England and Manny Pacquiao is in the Philippines. He is a household name in Indonesia, but on the world scene, less well known although his boxing talent and undefeated record in 43 fights is greatly impressive. (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek!

By Michal Koper / Tomasz S. Galazka, bokser.org

IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (36-1, 24 KOs) is planning to have his first title defense on February 27 in the Prudential Center hall in Newark, NJ. According to Adamek, after a proposed bout with BJ Flores fell through, a verbal agreement has now been reached with handlers of the yet unbeaten Jonathon Banks (20-0, 14 KOs). (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Johnson-Judah rematch set!

johnsonjudah2adTheir first meeting in 2003 ended in a controversial draw. On Friday, February 27, nearly six years later, light heavyweight standouts Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah finally get the opportunity to settle the score when they headline ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. “This is one of the fights I’ve been waiting to get back, and now the time is here,” said Johnson. “I know I won the first fight with Judah, and I will take care of the injustice of that draw on February 27th.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Lopez-Posuwan postponed!

By Lee Bates

The February 7th WBO super flyweight interim title fight between Jose “Carita” Lopez (38-7-2, 32 KOs) and Pramuansak Posuwan (45-1-1, 24 KOs) has been postponed until a firm date of March 28th. Lopez’ promoter PR Best Boxing’s Ivan Rivera released the following statement on the reason. “After carefully consulting with my team, Posuwan’s team, and the WBO, we have decided together that there may not be sufficient time for Posuwan to obtain his visa for the February 7th original event date. We had to make sure we made a professional and responsible decision out of respect to the fighters, the fans, and all parties involved,” stated Rivera. The entire February 7th card will be moved to the new date but the venue will remain the same. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the original date can contact TicketCenter at (787) 792-5000.



January 20th, 2009

UFC

Jackson-Jardine headlines UFC 96

UFC returns to Columbus, Ohio March 7!

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009 . . . Click here for more



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Mosley poised for Margarito!

Sugar Shane Mosley says he won’t make the same mistakes Miguel Cotto made when he faces WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito on Saturday night in Los Angeles. “Cotto was not familiar with what Margarito brings to the table and I’m familiar with it because I’ve been brought up in California where I fought a lot of Mexican fighters and I know that type of style,” stated Mosley. “I know how to pace myself, how to win rounds. I’m basically a California fighter, I know how to go to the body, as well….I’m going to exploit him with the hand speed and the foot speed, I’m not saying I’m moving away from him and running and trying to get away from him, I’m not trying to really get away from him. Like I always do, I try to get my shots in.”



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Danny Green Update!

By Craig Watt

Former WBA light-heavyweight and interim WBC super-middleweight champion Danny Green (25-3, 22 KOs) told Australian radio station 6PR Radio yesterday that he would make an announcement about his ring return by the end of February. He stated on air, “I will have a decision within the next month whether I am going to scrap it and stay retired, or whether I decide to step back in the ring. There has been so much talk about a re-match with Anthony Mundine that I must make a decision – once and for all.” It is rumoured that the previous $5m offer for “The Green Machine” to take on Mundine (34-3, 23 KOs) was re-iterated by Team Mundine, as recently as two weeks ago and that Green has been sparring in Perth to see if he still wants to continue in the sport in 2009. Former two time WBA 168 pound champion Mundine takes on fellow Aussie Shannon Taylor in Sydney on February 11th and given the first Green-Mundine fight generated over $10m in Australia, many predict that the fight will be inked in 2009, possibly after Danny Green completes a couple of warm up bouts.



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Vitali-Gomez March 21 in Stuttgart!

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will make the first defense of his belt on March 21, 2009 against mandatory challanger Juan Carlos Gomez from Cuba. The 12 round title affair will take place at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. “I’m sorry for Vitali,” said Gomez. “That he has to lose his title affter such a short reign. But I worked long and hard to get this shot and I will win the world championship.” “The victory over Sam Peter and the WBC belt still feel amazing,” said Klitschko. “I won’t let anybody take it away from me. Gomez is a very experienced, quick and dangerous oppponent. I won’t underestimate him. But the belt will stay in the Klitschko family.” The Klitschko-Gomez clash will be televised by RTL in Germany. K2 is currently in negotiations with different TV networks in the USA.



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Berto-Collazo gallery!

Photos by Scott Foster, report by Damien St. Pierre

“That was a war!” was the common phrase used by on- lookers describing  the Andre Berto (24-0) / Louis Collazo (29-4)  WBC welterweight bout that took place last night in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort presented by Dibella Entertainment and HBO Sports . . . Click here for more



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Caballero-Mathebula is on!

The purse bid fot the IBF jr. featherweight mandatory defense bout between world champion Celestino Caballero and #1 rated Jeffery Mathebula scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled. Both sides reached an agreement today. The bout will be held on March 20th at a site to be announced.



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Cayo-Bolanos meet Jan. 30th!

The Virgin Islands are making a push to become a boxing powerhouse in the coming years, and to celebrate this monumental occasion, 340 Promotions, in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing, Sampson Lewkowicz, and Leslie Comissiong, is pleased to present a card on January 30th at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas. In the main event, rising junior welterweight star Victor “Mermelada” Cayo will put his perfect 19-0 (14 KOs) record on the line when he defends his WBA FEDECARIBE title against Mexican standout Noe “Platanito” Bolanos (20-3-1, 12 KOs). (more…)



January 19th, 2009

Feature Story

Boystov to face King Kong!

Heavyweight clash on Feb 7th PPV card

Unbeaten heavyweight Denis Boytsov (23-0, 18 KOs), a native of Russia now living in Germany, will face veteran Israel “King Kong” Garcia (19-2, 11 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the WBA Intercontinental title on February 7th. The 22-year-old Boytsov, rated No. 11 by the WBA, is the latest hyped prospect in a long line of Russian heavyweight contenders. The bout will be featured on the huge “Champion Returns” card, featuring WBA heavyweight “Champion in Recess” Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev versus unbeaten challenger Carl David Drumond, plus WBA light welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik’s defense against undefeated Argentinean knockout artist Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana, the WBA #1 contender. The card will be available live on pay-per-view in the United States from Rostock, Germany. (more…)



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Shot of the Day!

Photo courtesy Steve Lott

Photo courtesy Steve Lott

From left, legendary trainer Cus D’Amato, former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, a young Mike Tyson and former light heavyweight champion Jose “Chegui” Torres, who passed away today.



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Eastern Euro talent invades LA!

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By Alexey Sukachev

German Titov’s fight team has successfully landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Jan. 16. A group of top ex-Soviet prospects and contenders from different weight classes will be preparing for possible challenges in USA and around the globe in a very special gym in LA. The first training session had already been completed under the guidance of no less than star coach Freddie Roach, which means the Wild Card Boxing Gym welcomes another wave of the best Eastern Europe pros. From left to right: junior welterweight Sergey Sorokin (Russia, IBF/WBO #9 and WBC #18), promoter German Titov, super featherweight Alisher Rakhimov (Uzbekistan, WBO #4), middleweight Dmitry Pirog (Russia, WBO #6 and WBC #17), featherweight Vyacheslav Gusev (Russia, WBO #11), Freddie Roach, coach Boris Konkin, and featherweight Andrey Isaev (Belarus, WBO #5).



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Julian Jackson!

By Boxing Bob Newman

We’ve all seen it before, the offspring of a famous boxer trying to follow in their dad’s footsteps: Ronald Hearns, James McGirt Jr., Hector “Machito” Camacho, Marvis Frazier. Heck even the daughters have tried their hands, or fists, at the game: Laila Ali, Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, Freeda Foreman, Irichelle Duran. The newest generation of progeny to lace of the gloves in the hope to capture some of the glory that once belonged to their famous dad comes in the form of not one, but two young pugilists-Julius and John Jackson, sons of Julian “The Hawk” Jackson. On January 30th on their home turf of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the two former Olympic representatives at the 2008 Beijing games will step through the ropes as professionals for the first time, each with their dad in their corner. It will be a night of many firsts, including the new U.S. Virgin Islands Boxing Commission, and the debut of 340 Promotions, headed up by super agent/matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz and Lesley Comissiong.Fightnews caught up with “The Hawk” the hear what he had to say about his sons, big time boxing coming back to his home land and more…. (more…)



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Jones Jr. against Sheika?

Looks like four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. will return against Omar Sheika in a March PPV event. According to Jones’ hometown newspaper the Pensecola News Journal, the bout could take place March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center. The 40-year-old Jones (52-5, 38 KOs) would be making an unusually quick comeback coming off his loss to Joe Calzaghe in November, while former world title challenger Sheika (27-8, 18 KOs) is taking only his second fight since 2005.



January 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Top Rank/TV Azteca TV deal!

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will announce details of Top Rank’s new series of boxing events with TV Azteca on Wednesday. Announcers for the new boxing series will be Raul Marquez and Adrian Marquez and the telacasts will be seen on both Azteca America in the USA, as well as TV Azteca in Mexico. The deal is expect to fill much of the void left by Telefutura, which in a cost-cutting move dropped its popular and long-running “Solo Boxeo” series in favor of less expensive telenovelas. Arum has also hinted at another TV deal in the works.



January 19th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Ramirez-Alekseev Images!

Photos: Marianne Müller

Below are action shots from Saturday’s “Universum Champions Night” card at the Burg-Wächter-Castello in Dusseldorf, featuring the WBO interim cruiserweight world title clash between Victor Emilio Ramirez and Alexander Alekseev, plus the WBC/WIBF female featherweight war between champion Ina Menzer and Esther Schouten. Simply click the picture to get started.



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