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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing Result

Malinga retains SA lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

Patrick Malinga retained his South African lightweight title for the third time when he stopped Vusumzi Tyatyeka at 58 seconds into the eighth round at Uitenhage Indoor Centre, near Port Elizabeth, on Sunday. After a slow start Malinga, 33, landed a solid right to the head that stunned Tyatyeka, 23, in round eight and as referee Steven Simon picked up the count, the challengers corner threw in the towel to save their battered fighter. The champion, whose record improved to 27 wins in 35 bouts, including 24 stoppages, had his hands full to keep Tyatyeka 6-2; 5 at bay during the first half of the bout. However, experience and conditioning saw him take control and complete an impressive victory.



October 25th, 2010



Interview

Meet Greg Barckhoff

Photo by David Caselli


On July 12, 1986 a young Atlanta, Georgia native named Evander Holyfield electrified the state of Georgia. In a 15 round thriller Holyfield won his first world title by defeating the more experienced WBA cruiserweight champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi. The epic bout took place in Atlanta and was nationally televised during the peak boxing decade of the 1980s. The 24 plus years since that bout has seen the Georgia boxing circuit fall under the radar for the most part. New Georgia Boxing promoter Greg Barckhoff, however, is looking to change that pattern with his newly formed Sports Fan Properties LLC boxing promotions. Ironically Barckoff held a presentation of “The Ring of Honor” for Holyfield in his last show this past August. Fightnews caught up with Barckoff as he is preparing for his next show. (more…)



October 25th, 2010

Interview

Interview: “Paco” Varcarcel

WBO President Speaks

Interview by David Finger

For many boxing insiders, 2010 may go down as one of the most successful years for the Puerto Rico based World Boxing Organization. With Manny Pacquaio and Wladimir Klitschko both holding WBO belts, as well as hot young champions like Marco Huck and Juan Manuel Lopez, it is clear to all that the WBO has come a long way since its formation in 1988 . . . Click here for more



October 25th, 2010

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 121

Report by Brady Crytzer
Photos by Ed Mulholland

In what will be remembered as a seminal moment in UFC history the unbeaten Cain Velasquez TKO’ed reigning champion Brock Lesnar in the first round to become the new world heavyweight champion in the main event of UFC 121.

The energy in the air was palpable as the sold out crowd in Anaheim, CA came to the realization that the world heavyweight title would be defended in just moments. With traditional Mexican trumpets sounding the young challenger Cain Velasquez made his way to the cage. Fans reveled at the opportunity given to the young man to become the first heavyweight of Mexican heritage to become world champion; never in MMA, never in boxing has anyone done so . . . Click here for more



October 25th, 2010

Feature Story

Johnson, Green set for Super Six

See it November 6 on SHOWTIME

By Andreas Hale

On November 6th, Allan Green (29-2, 20 KOs) and Glen Johnson (50-14-2, 34 KOs) will go head to head in a fight with major implications. The winner of this epic clash – which takes place as the co-featured bout on the Rafael Marquez Vs. Juan Manuel Lopez headlined card from the MGM Grand Garden – will earn a spot in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinals. The tournament, as innovative as it is, has suffered from numerous hurdles dealing with boxer injuries. Jermaine Taylor, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Dirrell have all fallen victim to the menacing injury bug. With that being said, Green and Johnson have to seize the opportunity and prove that they are worth a spot in the lineup. (more…)



October 25th, 2010

Boxing News

Round Zero Gym opens

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

On Friday afternoon, mere steps from the San Diego-Tijuana border, former fighter Sergio “Cero” Sanchez, originally of the boxing hot bed of Los Mochis, MX, invited the Tijuana boxing community to the grand opening of his brand new gym, the Round Zero Box Training Center. Serving as the guest of honor was no other than three time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce and tapped as the Godmother of the affair, two time super bantamweight WBC female champ Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava helped Arce cut the ceremonial grand opening ribbon. For more details and photos click here…



October 25th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma hits Las Vegas

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez arrives in Las Vegas late Sunday night to continue training for his upcoming world featherweight title fight against two-division world champion Rafael Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, Zanfer Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and SHOWTIME, Lopez vs Marquez will take place Saturday, November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.



October 25th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: AJ Banal

Photos by ALA Boxing Promotions

World ranked AJ “Bazooka” Banal (22-1, 18 KOs) of the Philippines will face his biggest name to date this Saturday. Banal faces former two-time divisional world champion Luis Perez (26-4, 17 KOs) of Nicaragua. The bout will take place at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Ala boxing will promote the show. Fightnews spoke with Banal as he closed out his training camp for his fight with Perez. For more details and photos click here…



October 25th, 2010

Full Report

Flores-Amador: Full Report

By Francisco Salazar

Former world title challenger Jose Shibata Flores does not want to challenge any fighter. Not yet at least. However, he wants to challenge himself to see if he still has what it takes to fight at the highest level of competition. Based on his performance on Friday night, Flores looks like he is slowly moving in the right direction. Flores won a six round unanimous decision over Ishwar Amador before a crowd of about 750 at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA. (more…)



October 25th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

David De La Mora 121.3 vs Victoriano Nuñez 121.3
Arturo Badillo 119 vs Rodolfo Garay 117.7
Julio Cesar Felix 106.5 vs Patricio Camacho 104.7
Raul Quirarte 144.4 vs Luis Quintero 144.4
Edibalto Ortego 127.2 vs Jesus Acosta 123.5
Jesus Badillo 125.7 vs Carlos Novoa 128.5
Melchor Olvera 130 vs Cesar De La Mora 129.6
Jesus Alejandro Juarez 112.4 vs Ivan Ornelas 112.4
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Date: Monday, October 25th
Venue: El Foro Theatre, Tijuana, MX
Promoter: Baja Boxing



October 24th, 2010

Announcement

Tragedy hits Jean-Marcel Nartz

We’re sad to report that well known German boxing figure Jean-Marcel Nartz lost his wife Alexia after unexpected complications during what was supposed to be a routine surgical procedure. Fightnews.com staff sends our deepest sympathies to the Nartz family.



October 24th, 2010

Full Report

Nishioka-Munroe: Full Report

By Joe Koizimi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC 122-pound champ Toshiaki Nishioka (37-4-3, 23 KOs), 121, Japan, kept his belt in his fifth defense as he displayed all he had and pounded out a hard-fought but eventually lopsided decision over official challenger Rendall Munroe (21-2, 9 KOs), 120.25, UK, over twelve furious rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official verdict was identically 119-109 by all judges of James Jen-Kin (US), David Sutherland (US) and Alejandro Rochin (Mexico). The referee was Guadalupe Garcia (Mexico). For more details and photos click here…



October 24th, 2010

Full Report

Gonzalez-Rosas: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Ex-WBA 105-pound titlist, unbeaten KO artist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (27-0, 23 KOs), 107.75, Nicaragua, impressively acquired the WBA interim 108-pound belt as he dropped grudge rival Francisco “Chiquita” Rosas (21-8-2, 12 KOs), 108, Mexico, three times and scored a very quick demolition at 1:38 of the second round in a scheduled twelve-round elimination bout on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. For more details and photos click here…



October 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Zsolt Erdei Update

By Tomas Szentes

Unbeaten former WBO light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Zsolt Erdei (31-0, 17 KOs) is training hard for his American debut under the DeBella banner. Currently, the former national amateur head coach Karoly Balzsay Sr. directs Zsolt’s training camp at the KSI Gym in Budapest. The “Firebird” is ready to begin the sparring phase of his training camp, where he currently weighs only 179 pounds. Erdei’s main sparring partner, the unbeaten Hungarian/Slovakian “Tomi Kid” Kovacs (17-0-0, 12 KOs) arrives next week. The 36-year-old Hungarian was signed two weeks ago with DiBella Entertainment and will fight on the Martinez-Williams undercard against journeyman Sampson Onyango (20-6) from Kenya.



October 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Perez arrives in Cebu

Photo by ALA Boxing Promotions

Former two-divisional world champion Luis Perez (26-4, 17 KOs) of Nicaragua arrived in Cebu City, Ceut, Philippines today. Perez will face world ranked AJ “Bazooka” Banal (22-1, 18 KOs) of the Philippines this Saturday at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. The bout will be a 10 round main event fight at a catch weight of 120 pounds maximum. from left to right: Mario Garcia (manager) with Luis Reynaldo Mendoza and Luis Perez, Dennis Canete (VP ALA Promotions), Mike Lopez (Spanish interpreter based in Cebu).



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Kostecki crushes Corbin

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photo by Sebastian Andrzejczyk

WBC #3 light heavyweight David “Cygan” Kostecki (35-1, 24 KOs) was a star during a “Hilton Boxing Night” in Warsaw, Poland, winning by KO in the fourth round against Sean Corbin (14- 3, 10 KOs). Kostecki needed only four rounds to solidify his position as a WBC title contender. Only in the second round did he have some problems with taller and somewhat agiler opponent. The bout ended when the fighter from Guyana got knocked out by quick straight right, left combination and although Corbin was able to beat a ten count, referee Daniel Van de Wiele was correct in ending the fight. (more…)



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Ntsele stops Ramagole in four

By Ron Jackson

In a South African flyweight title eliminator Doctor Ntsele scored an impressive fourth round technical knockout over Lehlohonolo Ramagole in a scheduled ten rounder at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Ntsele who improved his record to 12-3-1; 10 now earns the right to challenge South African champion Xolani Sifama from the Eastern Cape. (more…)



October 24th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Gesta-Valle

Ringside report & photos by Felipe Leon

With the majority of the over 1,100 boxing fans packed into San Diego’s Four Points Sheraton rabidly supporting him, San Diego’s own Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (20-0-1, 10 KOs) made quick work of battle-tested Ivan “Relampago” Valle (28-10-3, 24 KOs) in two quick rounds.

The scheduled eight-round lightweight main event was broadcast nationally by spanish language Telefutura’s weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” and presented by Golden Boy Promotions with Jorge Marron Production in association with Don Chargin Promotions and Bobby D. Presents . . . Click here for more



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Nishioka keeps WBC 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC 122-pound champ Toshiaki Nishioka (37-4-3, 23 KOs), 121, kept his belt in his fifth defense as he displayed all he had and pounded out a hard-fought but eventually lopsided decision (all 119-109) over official challenger Rendall Munroe (21-2, 9 KOs), 120.25, over a furious twelve rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.
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Ex-champ Jorge Linares (30-1, 19 KOs), 133, decked his third comebacking bout as also ex-titlist Jesus “El Matador” Chavez (44-8, 30 KOs), 133, retired on the stool after the fourth round.
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Unbeaten Yoshihiro Kamegai (17-0, 15 KOs), 143, finely knocked out ex-champ Jose Alfaro (24-7, 21 KOs), 142, with the referee tolling the fatal ten at his first visit to the deck at 2:36 of the sixth round.
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WBA#8 Japanese bantam champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (13-0-2, 9 KOs), 119, halted WBA#14 Jose Silveira (13-3-1, 6 KOs), 119, at the end of the ninth session.

(More to come)

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Gonzalez wins WBA interim belt

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA 105-pound titlist, unbeaten KO artist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (27-0, 23 KOs), 107.75, Nicaragua, impressively acquired the WBA interim 108-pound belt as he dropped grudge rival Francisco “Chiquita” Rosas (21-8-2, 12 KOs), 108, Mexico, three times and scored a very quick demolition at 1:38 of the second round in a scheduled twelve-round elimination bout on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)



October 24th, 2010

Boxing News

The Pacman has landed

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach just entered the terminal at Los Angeles International Airprort, thrilling hundreds of Pacman fans who had waited hours to catch a glimpse of their hero.

“Now it’s time to get focused,” said Roach, “we’re in L.A.

“Today he weighed 146. This fight will not go past eight rounds. It’ll be a clean KO. I have three new sparring partners coming in Monday.”

Pacquiao will continue training at Roach’s famed WIld Card Gym in Hollywood for his upcoming mega fight against Antonio Margarito. Click here for more photos…



October 24th, 2010

UFC

Velasquez dethrones Lesnar!

Photo by Ed Mulholland

Results by Brady Crytzer

Cain Velasquez (9-0) dethroned UFC Heayweight Champion Brock Lesnar (5-2), Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. In front of a sold-out crowd, Velasquez pounded the former champ to the mat in just 4:12 of the opening round, becoming the first Mexican-American to win the UFC heavyweight title.

In other results, Jake Shields (25-4-1) won his UFC debut with a split decision over Martin Kampmann (17-4), with  scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29; Diego Sanchez (25-4) dominated Paulo Thiago (13-3) in the second and third rounds to win a unanimous decision, scores of 29-28 twice and 30-26; Matt Hamill (11-2) won the biggest fight of his career with a unanimous decision over former champ Tito Ortiz (16-8-1), scores of 29-28 twice and 30-27; and Brendan Schaub (8-1) won a unanimous decision over Gabriel Gonzaga (11-6), scores of 30-27 x 3. Stay tuned for a full report and gallery tomorrow.



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Gutiérrez wins WBA 105lb belt

Former IBF minimumweight title challenger Sammy Gutiérrez (28-5-2, 19 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Luis “Mosquito” Carrillo (10-2-1, 9 KOs) to claim the interim WBA minimumweight title on Saturday night at the Deportivo San Damian in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, Mexico. Gutiérrez floored Carrillo in round three and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:24.
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Featherweight Eduardo Escobedo (29-1, 20 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Cesar “Cobrita” Soto (63-20-3, 43 KOs).
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Unbeaten featherweight Nery Saguilan (21-0, 9 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Eduardo Lazcano (21-2, 10 KOs) in a good action bout for the WBO Latino belt.
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Unbeaten featherweight Andres Gutierrez (15-0, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Andres Romero (15-4, 8 KOs). Click here for more photos…



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Carreon edges Soto

Lightweight Saul Carreon (14-3-1, 8 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Luis Ernesto Soto (4-6-1, 3 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the World Trade Center, Mexico City.
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In other results, welterweight Pablo Munguia (9-2, 9 KOs) stopped hopeless Iran Ramirez (0-6, 0 KOs) in round two; bantamweight Julio Ceja (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Pedro Melo (5-2-1, 1KO); jr flyweight Ulises Lara (8-6-2, 5 KOs) stopped Ramses Escodedo (8-2-1, 1 KO) in round four; bantamweight Omar Lina (7-1-1, 5 KOs) KO’d Naum Ceron (2-3, 0 KOs) in round four.



October 24th, 2010

Boxing Result

Petkovic-Hoffmann draw

By Karl Freitag
Photos by Eroll Popova

Former WBO cruiserweight title challenger Alexander Petkovic (39-4-4, 20 KOs) and perennial German heavyweight hope Timo Hoffmann (39-7-2, 23 KOs) fought to a controversial majority draw on Saturday night at the Erdgas Arena in Riesa, Germany. Petkovic showed quick hands and nifty boxing skills as he frustrated the towering 6’7 “German Oak,” who had a ten-inch height advantage. Petkovic often taunted Hoffmann, whom he usually beat to the punch. The slower Hoffmann was the aggressor and was never hurt, but he was unable to connect with many meaningful blows while often being hit by clean counterpunches. Scores were 115-113 Petkovic, and 114-114, 114-114. Fightnews had it 116-112 for Petkovic. As a result of the draw, the WBO European heavyweight championship remains vacant. After the fight, Hoffmann called for a rematch.
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In the co-feature, exciting and unbeaten female middleweight Christina Hammer (8-0, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Teresa Perozzi (7-4-1) to claim the WBO female world championship. Click here for more photos…



October 23rd, 2010




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