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The Texas Boxing Commission is now analyzing video of the fight which some say shows Maidana taking what looks like a pill during the WBA welterweight championship fight last Saturday. The rules are so strict …even water needs to be tested prior to a fight before the boxer can consume it. Pills and any other substance for that matter are off limits. Broner — who was previously undefeated — says the loss hasn’t shattered his ego … he’s confident the investigation will prove Maidana cheated. We’re told the boxing commission will reveal the results of the investigation in 1-2 days.
Showtime Sports continued with significant gains in viewership on its flagship series SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Dec. 14, drawing 1.3 million viewers to an action-packed main event featuring the welterweight world championship, Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana. The dramatic bout, the final match on the 2013 boxing calendar, is a late contender for boxing’s coveted Fight of the Year honor.
The audience performance during the main event ranks as the third-highest audience on record for live boxing on Showtime since the network began tracking individual bouts in 2009.
The average viewership across the entire event, a four-fight, four-hour telecast, brings the series’ 2013 average up 24 percent and a remarkable 64 percent over 2011. (more…)
By Robert Coster
In an interesting night of boxing Monday night at the Casa de los Clubes in Santo Domingo, Dominican, WBA #8 lightweight Argenis Lopez (19-0, 7 KOs) displayed some power his fans are not accustomed to see in a two round blow-out of countryman Ricardo Veras (17-6, 14 KOs). Lopez scored a knockdown in the first round with a well-timed uppercut but Veras was able to beat the count. In the second round, Argenis ended the fight with a short right cross that sent his opponent to the canvas for the full count. With this victory, Lopez retains his WBA Fedelatin title.
On the undercard, in the junior middleweight class, unbeaten Kazakhstan Olympian Kanat Islam (16-0, 14 KOs) had his hands full with game local fighter Baslio Silva (17-12, 15 KOs). Silva showed no respect for the favored visitor and the fight turned into a give-and-take battle royale that had the fans on their feet. Islam was cut over the right eye in the fourth round and had to dig deep to finally get the better of Silva, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the seventh round as the exhausted Dominican was no longer able to protect himself against the Kazakh boxer’s powerful punches.
There were 10 other interesting bouts on the card featuring young boxers versus veterans. Promoters were Manguita Promotions and Shuan Boxing.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
Promoter Gary Shaw, president of Gary Shaw Promotions and promoter of heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings spoke about the mouth-watering January 25 HBO clash between unbeaten 29-year-old Jennings (17-0, 9 KO) and unbeaten 25-year old Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KO) in the MSG Theater.
“This fight was about putting two exciting, undefeated fighters on HBO, in Madison Square Garden, in New York City. Szpilka brings an undefeated record, big heart, charisma and fanatical Polish fans. Jennings brings hard work, dedication, mental toughness…and #4 WBC heavyweight ranking. It means a lot when you realize that after the WBC decision. The heavyweight throne is empty,” said Shaw in a Fightnews.com interview. (more…)
Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-1, 18 KOs) will return against Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 24 KOs) on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights January 31st at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ. The 39-year-old Erdei is coming off his first career loss, a split decision against Denis Grachev last March in Monte Carlo. After dethroning Julio Gonzalez for the WBO light heavyweight title in 2004, Erdei made 11 successful world title defenses. Erdei then dethroned Giacobbe Fragomeni for the WBC cruiserweight title in 2009, but gave up that title without defending it. He has been relatively inactive since.
In the co-feature, unbeaten super bantamweight Luis Rosa (15-0, 7 KOs) meets Jorge Diaz (17-2, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder.
A press conference was held on Monday at Taras Bulba Restaurant in New York City in conjunction with Wednesday night’s fight card at Webster hall that will feature the pro debut of former amateur world champion Ievgen Khytrov, who will make his long awaited professional debut when he takes on Romon Bareber in a six round super middleweight bout. The much heralded Khytrov was a 2012 Olympian from Ukraine and has been been compared to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin due to his prodigious punching power. Ievgen has been training at the legendary Gleason’s Gym under the of eye of the trainer of champions, Buddy McGirt. Barber has a record of 4-6 with 3 KOs. (more…)
Lee Selby will face Rendall Munroe for the vacant European Featherweight title at the top of Matchroom Sport’s card at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on February 1. Selby will also defend his British title in the Welsh capital, on a show which also sees Gavin Rees in a domestic dust-up with former British Super Featherweight champion Gary Buckland, who steps up to Lightweight for the clash.
Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua fights in the fourth time as a professional on the bill, with Dorian Darch providing opposition for the exciting Heavyweight.
The undercard will also feature Erick Ochieng vs. Dale Evans, Welsh Middleweight Kerry Hope, Liverpool’s Thomas Stalker, Prizefighter Light Welterweight champion Chris Jenkins, Jason Cook and Tony Pace.
Delfine Persoon secured her WBC lightweight fight against champion Erica Annabella Farias by stopping Lucia Morelli @ 1:19 in the 10th and last round of their WIBF/WBF/WIBA title fight last Friday in Gent, Belgium. Morelli was down in round 6 and 9 and Persoon was deducted a point for hitting when Morelli was down in the 9th. Boxrec World #1 lightweight Delfine Persoon, and by far the best European female lightweight, will now take a rest and then fully concentrate on Farias, a bout which will take place in March-April in Belgium with Hedi Slimani on the undercard for the WBC Mediterranean title.
The day after Myriam Delhalle won a hairline 96-95 unanimous decision against strong Italian Anita Torti in Aulnay, France. The fight was a war from the beginning till the end and both girls had their moment. It was very close and many rounds hard to score and as the result could have gone either way, a rematch would be justified. Delhalle won the vacant WBC International lightweight title.
As one of the top tight ends in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Marcedes Lewis isn’t one to get star struck too often, if at all. But then UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell walked into one of his MMA training sessions with FOX’ NFL insider (and UFC analyst) Jay Glazer and all bets were off . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Boxing on U.S. television has wrapped up 2013 in spectacular fashion with twelve consecutive weeks of big fights every weekend.
Here is a look at the schedule for early 2014 (with more events to be announced):
January 3 / ESPN2 / Minneapolis, MN
Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Bathelemy
January 10 / ESPN2 / Tacoma, WA
Arash Usmanee vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez
January 17 / Showtime / Memphis, TN
Ivan Redkach vs. Tony Luis
January 18 / HBO / Montreal
Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute
January 24 / NBC Sports Network / Atlantic City
Curtis Stevens vs. Patrick Majewski
January 24 / Fox Sports 1 / Indio, Calif
Cornelius Bundrage vs. Joey Hernandez
January 24 / ESPN2 / Shelton, WA
Javier Molina vs. Kendall Holt
January 25 / HBO / New York City
Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos
Bryant Jennings vs. Artur Szpilka
January 25 / Showtime / Washington DC
Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean
January 25 / No USA TV / Stuttgart, Germany
Marco Huck vs. Firat Arslan
January 29 / No USA TV / Brisbane, Australia
Anthony Mundine vs. TBA
January 30 / Fox Sports 1 / Brooklyn
Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo
January 31 / ESPN2 / West Orange, NJ
Elvir Muriqi vs. Zsolt Erdei
February 1 / HBO / Monte Carlo
Gennady Golovkin vs. Osamanu Adama
February 15 / Showtime / Los Angeles
Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Abner Mares
Standing 8 Promotions presents The Bud Light Pro Fight 6 Christmas Boxing Bash on Friday at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall at the landmark Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The main event will feature a Texas super welterweight title bout between DFW’s own Texas title holder Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez (11-1, 2 KOs) and challenger Anthony Lenk (14-2, 7 KOs) from Las Vegas.
In addition to the main event, undefeated and hard punching featherweight James DeHerrera (3-0, 3 KOs) battles fellow undefeated Jon Baladez (3-0 1KO) in a four rounder. Other matches include a four round middleweight clash between Joey “Panama Flash” Dunmoodie (5-2-2, 2 KO’s) and Larry Smith (10-18-1, 7 KOs). Two six-round bouts have been added. Tony Lopez (7-0 3 KOs) will go against Robert DeLuz (14-43, 9 KOs) and heavyweight Thanasis Michaloudis (6-0 6 KOs) takes on Tobias Rice (4-9, 2 KOs). Tickets range from $30 to $75. Call 817-335-9000.
The Nordic Fight Night will return to the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark on February 15. WBO #3/WBA #4/IBF #6/WBC #14 middleweight Patrick Nielsen (21-0, 10 KOs) will headline a show that will also feature his younger brother Micki Nielsen (11-0, 9 KOs). An opponent for the 22-year-old Nielsen is yet to be announced. As always the Nordic Fight Night undercard will feature Danish, Swedish and Norwegian boxing talent.
By Johnny B’
It appears that the State of Illinois has reinstated assistant boxing commissioner Joel Campuzano back in his original position with the Illinois Boxing Commission. Campuzano was put on paid administrative leave in March of 2011 after a series of allegations were made by Illinois referee John O’Brien. None of those complaints were proven and the Illinois Professional Boxing Officials Association (IPBOA) and the Illinois boxing community welcomes Campuzano back with open arms.
Sylvester Stallone is telling the press that he’s both embarrassed and unworthy to have been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. More
Will it be Amir Khan or Manny Pacquiao next up for Floyd Mayweather? More
If it was up to Joe Calzaghe, he’d like to see a Froch-Groves rematch. More
Showtime’s first ShoBox telecast of the year will be on January 17 with unbeaten lightweight Ivan Redkach (15-0, 13 KOs) against Tony Luis (17-1, 7 KOs) in the main event. Unbeaten jr middleweights John Thompson (14-0, 5 KOs) and Frank Galarza (11-0-2, 7 KOs) collide in the opener. Site is the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
By Graham Houston
Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
The word “exposed” is over-used in situations such as this. Still, that’s the word that inevitably springs to mind when we think of Adrien Broner’s defeat against Marcos Maidana. I would say that Adrien Broner was exposed to an extent in Saturday’s fight on Showtime, exposed in the sense that he isn’t as good as he seemed to think he was — not even close.
That said, Broner is still, to me anyway, a good fighter. He came back from the rocky first two rounds to back up the more experienced Maidana. He couldn’t maintain the momentum, though. They say with unbeaten fighters that you never know for sure how good they are until they lose. Now we know about Broner.
Broner could hurt opponents as a lightweight. He hasn’t brought that same degree of firing power up in weight with him as a welterweight, unlike, say Roberto Duran, who after a one-fight stopover at junior welter, knocked out the very capable veteran Monroe Brooks in a welterweight fight and knocked down the extremely tough Carlos Palomino. (more…)
Undefeated two-division world champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) returns to the stage where he won his first world title 12 months earlier — The Theater at Madison Square Garden — only this time he’ll be defending his second world championship belt in as many weight classes. Garcia will put his WBO junior lightweight title on the line against two-time world title challenger and current #1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1,2, 20 KOs). Garcia vs. Burgos will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, Saturday, January 25, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with a 10-round battle between undefeated heavyweight contenders Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs). (more…)
Walter Johnson Promotions in association with White Gold Promotions presented a seven fight card in Oak Ridge, North Carolina on Saturday. In the main event, Josh Tufte (15-0, 6 KOs) defended his USBO heavyweight championship by boxing beautifully against game Richard Carmack (12-3, 10 KOs). With new trainer Jonathon Banks added to his team, Tufte pitched a near shut out against the heavy handed Carmack. Tufte consistently used his jab both upstairs and down stairs and his combination punching to keep Carmack at bay for the entire fight. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 twice.
Heavyweight Alonzo “Big Zo” Butler (30-2-1, 22 KOs) continued his comeback with a first round knockout over normally durable Louis Monaco 17-34. A short left hook at the 2:24 mark of the first round ended it.
In other Action:
Dorsett Barnwell 11-0 UD6 Earl Ladson 15-22 (heavyweight)
Jerry Odem 7-0 TKO1 Marcus Brooks 8-15 (super middleweight)
James Hammortree 4-0 KO1 Judidas Williams 0-3 (heavyweight)
Joe Jones 3-0 KO1 Dominique Winstead 0-4 (light heavyweight)
Kimdo Boykin 7-1 WMD6 Brad Austin 8-12 (heavyweight)
Khan says fight with Mayweather “very close,” hopes for an official announcement “within the next couple of weeks”
By James Slater
Who will superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior fight next? Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman or someone else? Mayweather is set to box again in May and Britain’s Amir Khan seems to be the frontrunner to land the next shot at Floyd. And, as quoted by Sky Sports’ website today, Khan says a fight between he and Mayweather is “very close now.” Khan said he is hoping official confirmation of his big chance will come in a couple of weeks time.
“It’s the fight I’ve always been after and we’re very close now, not too far away,” Khan said. “Hopefully something is going to be announced within the next couple of weeks.” (more…)
VITALI KLITSCHKO: WBC CHAMPION EMERITUS AND CHAMPION OF LIFE!
The WBC is proud and honored to confirm the status of Vitali Klitschko as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Emeritus. Undoubtedly, Vitali has earned that distinction through his actions inside and outside the ring.
Vitali Klitschko is fighting the fight of his life, this time outside the ring. Vitali is showing to the world what is the true heart of a champion by leading his countrymen to battle in the streets in their search of human equality, rights and peace for the great country of the Ukraine.
Vitali Klitschko announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the Ukraine, which election will take place in 2015. Vitali believed he would be able to defend his WBC Heavyweight World Championship, and wanted to do so against the WBC mandatory contender Bermane Stiverne. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
“The only one I want to fight is Mayweather,” Maidana told the press at the airport. “Nothing has been discussed yet. Now we’re going to take a vacation and rest, but the only one that I will go back and fight with is Mayweather.”
“I never feared [Broner] and I showed that I deserve to be part of the biggest events.
“He said that he was going to hit me so much that I would leave speaking English after the fight but it seems to me he’s now speaking Spanish!”
The Board Meeting of the WBC and its president Jose Sulaiman have decided to appoint Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) as Champion Emeritus. The WBC gave its full support to Vitali Klitschko in his political activities in his home country Ukraine and understands that he is unable to defend his title inside the ring in the foreseeable future. Therefore the WBC appointed Klitschko Champion Emeritus and thus gives him the opportunity to decide at a later point whether he wants to resign from professional boxing or fight for the WBC heavyweight title again.
Vitali Klitschko: “I want to thank the WBC and its president Don Jose Sulaiman for the support in our fight for democracy and freedom in the Ukraine. It was and is a great honor to hold the WBC title and I’ve always done it with pride. The offer of the WBC gives me the theoretical possibility to return to the boxing ring which I cannot imagine at all to the current state. Right now, my full concentration is on politics in Ukraine, and I feel that the people need me there. My brother Wladimir will ensure more sporting success and I will – as always – support him as much as he currently supports me in my political fight.”
Undefeated two-time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez (7-0, 7 KOs), has been creating quite a buzz with his fan friendly style and spectacular performances. The native of Nogales, Sonora fights December 21 in Tijuana at the Caliente Racetrack. He will face Cristian Barajas (4-4-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana in a scheduled six-round featherweight clash. This will be only his second pro fight in Mexico.
We caught up with the Top Rank promoted prospect and asked him a few questions about his life and aspirations. (more…)
Not one, but two fights this week for vacant WBU cruiserweight titles, and Roy Jones Jr. is going for one of them
By Karl Freitag
Two rival sanctioning organizations using the name “World Boxing Union” will be putting their vacant cruiserweight titles up for grabs this week.
On Wednesday night, 44-year-old former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (52-18-2, 36 KOs) and 39-year-old Bobby “Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) are scheduled to fight at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on a card promoted by XFE. Johnson-Gunn will be for the vacant WBU cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union, Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Then, on Saturday night, 44-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40 KOs) returns against 36-year-old Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs) at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia, on a card promoted by Vladimir Hrunov. Jones-Benmakhlouf will be for the vacant cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union V, located in Coppenbrügge, Germany.
Jones was actually originally scheduled to face Gunn for the WBU belt in Pennsylvania, but later opted to face Benmakhlouf in Moscow for the WBU V belt. Glen Johnson (who kayoed Jones in an IBF light heavyweight title fight in 2004) was brought in as a late replacement to face Gunn for the WBU belt.
Interestingly, neither of the current WBU groups are affiliated with the original World Boxing Union founded by Jon W. Robinson in 1995. That group eventually fell apart after Robinson passed away in 2004.
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara
On Saturday night, Tijuana, Mexico, welcomed back home undefeated super flyweight Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (24-0, 14KOs), the younger brother of former world champions Erik “Terrible” and Diego “Pelucho” Morales, in the main event at the Tecate Box tour tent located in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack. With his brother “Pelucho” in his corner and with “Terrible” on the sidelines, the twenty-two year old southpaw quickly stopped former world ranked light flyweight Manuel “Menny” Jimenez (13-4-1, 7KOs) in the second round of a scheduled super flyweight ten rounds.
Morales, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, had not performed in his hometown since April of 2012 instead traveling north to the United States and south to different points of Mexico. In his last fight in the border city, Morales defeated Edgar Martinez to capture the WBC International Silver title. Since then, he has defended it three times, over veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado, Alejandro Morales and Cesar Javier Gandara with a couple more fights sprinkled in. (more…)
While on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game, celebrities gave their reaction to the Adriaen Broner versus Marcos Maidana fight.
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez
A fast paced nine bout fight card was presented free of charge by Promotions Zanfer on Friday night at the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the historic Caliente Racetrack parking lot in the heart of Tijuana, Mexico. In the main event, Ensenada, Mexico’s Gabriel Piña (5-4-1, 2KOs) finally had a fight go his way by taking handle of the situation and stopping former title challenger David “Morita” De La Mora (25-5, 18KOs) of Tijuana in the fifth round of a scheduled super bantamweight eight.
Piña, a victim of questionable hometown decisions, decided to not let it go that way this time as he punished De La Mora to the body from the opening bell. “Morita” tried to box from his toes in the third and scored good two and three punch combinations to the face of Piña. Being the bigger man, Piña walked right through the punches and continued his relentless pressure. By the third, De La Mora developed a small mouse under his eye. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events
Undefeated knockout artist, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) made a statement to all the top fighters in the heavyweight division on Saturday night with a hard fought seventh round stoppage of the six foot seven inch giant Kelvin “Price is right” Price (14-2, 6KOs) in the schedule ten round main event of the evening at Resorts Casino and Hotel. In the co-feature of the entertaining seven bout card televised nationally on NBC Sports “Fight Night” series and promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (15-2, 9 KOs) put on an impressive performance, as he easily out boxed Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-2, 9 KOs), handing him just his second loss as a pro in twenty three fights, with a one sided ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 99-91 x 2 and 99-90 respectively. (more…)
Should Shane Cameron have his head examined for wanting to continue his career? More
Word is, former porn actress Sunny Leone and former champ Terry Norris are teaming up to start a boxing gym. More
Yet another boxing fatality this weekend: 16-year-old amateur Jonas Joshua Garcia passed away on Sunday. More
Funeral specifics for former champ Ezra Sellers: More
Five fighters joined UFC President Dana White at the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight press conference: Joe Lauzon, Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, and Ryan LaFlare
Faber took home Submission of the Night for his victory over tough challenger Michael McDonald. The California Kid blitzed McDonald with a flurry of punches, then locked in a guillotine to get the finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) December 15, 2013
Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi, who had a highly bitter fight with Adrien Broner last June, had some scathing comments regarding his former rival on last night’s telecast. “Broner hadn’t been fighting all that many world class level fighters and when he had, he’d already had trouble,” stated Malignaggi. “Tonight he was fully exposed.”
“I give credit for the toughness for hanging in there when it got tough. At the same time, let’s not forget that headbutt in the eighth round wasn’t all that much. He was looking for a way out, and I’m gonna call him on it. He was looking for a way out. He was looking to get Maidana DQ’d. That headbutt wasn’t all that hard. Maidana dug his head under his chin just to kind of get his arms free.
“I want to make one last point. This proves tonight there is only one Floyd Mayweather. Everybody was looking for the next Floyd Mayweather. Everyone had been looking to crown Adrien Broner when he had beaten a lot of, and I have said it in the past, I’m not going to criticize him because I’m not going to be a fighter and not the analyst tonight, but I called him on it when we were getting ready to fight, he beat a lot of laundromat workers. You can’t anoint somebody the next Floyd Mayweather before they’ve actually been crowned.”
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Two Maryland light heavyweights who may one day step into the ring against one another scored victories on a Madness Boxing card Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
In the main event, Oxon Hill, MD’s Alexander “The Great” Johnson won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran DeLeon Tinsley of Orlando, FL. Johnson got off to a great start in the first round as he landed solid shots to Tinsley’s head. However, Johnson let Tinsley stay in the contest but never gave him an opportunity to take control of the bout. Johnson almost ended the bout in the sixth round with a counter right that dropped Tinsley. However, Tinsley managed to survive until the bell. Johnson won by shutout scores of 60-52 (twice) and 60-53 to raise his record to 15-1, six KOs. Tinsley falls to 9-11-1, five KOs.
In the co-feature, Capitol Heights, MD’s Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan returned to the ring for the first time since his loss to Shawn Hawk on March of 2012 and scored a third-round TKO over William Gil of Toms River, NJ. (more…)
Attendance on Saturday night at the Alamodome was 11,312.
Plans are for Marcos Maidana to arrive back in Buenos Aires on Monday morning at 8:50AM on American Airlines Flight 997 from Dallas.
Still nothing official on whether Adrien Broner actually suffered a broken jaw as speculated, but he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer stated Broner had no rematch clause in the contract.
No tweets yet from the @AdrienBroner Twitter account, which is normally very active on the social network.
Broner is still WBC lightweight champion. Whether he can get back to 135lbs. remains to be seen. His last defense of that belt was February 16, 2013. He weighed 144.4 lbs. for the Maidana fight.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat
Game Japanese girl, ex-WBA female champ Mari Ando (11-6, 5 KOs), 104.25, acquired the vacant WBC female strawweight (105-pound) belt as she earned a split decision (96-94, 95-94 and 92-96) over Mexican Jasseth Noriega (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 104.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. The referee from Korea was Kyoungha Shin, a university lecturer, who controlled the fast-moving contest very well.
Ando was in command in the first two rounds, but Noriega floored her with a well-timed right in the beginning of the third and also took the fourth with her aggressiveness.
After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated that Noriega was leading on points: 38-37 twice and 40-35, all for Noriega, a mother with a three-year-old son. (more…)
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