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By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos
Boxing truly was at its best Thursday night at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego when the city’s premier live boxing promoter Bobby D Presents showcased an all action five bout fight card for their seventh event of the year. A healthy fight crowd was present to witness the night which began with announcer Benny Ricardo’s passionate eulogy towards the late great Ken Norton who passed away last week. Norton is best known for breaking the jaw of Muhammad Ali en route to beating him at the San Diego Sports Arena in 1973. In the main event, undefeated super welterweight Brandon “Cannon” Adams (12-0, 8KOs) proved that he is ready for bigger and better things when he blasted out the much more experienced Francisco “Panchito” Rios Gil (18-20, 12KOs) in the second round of a scheduled six. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez
A festive night of boxing was presented by Gonzalez Boxing Promotions in association with Mayen Promotions at the home of professional boxing in Tijuana, Las Pulgas night club. A healthy attendance of true Tijuana boxing fans were on hand to enjoy six competitive fights between up and coming Tijuana talent. A battle between promoters went down in the main event when Mayen’s Erick “Estrella” Martinez (8-0-1, 5KOs) protected his unbeaten record by easily defeating via unanimous decision Ivan “Oso” Zavala (5-3-1, 2KOs) of Gonzalez Boxing Promotions in a six round super featherweight fight.
Both fighters were very cautious in the first couple of rounds as the local crowd screamed for more action. Zavala looked the more careful of the two as he circled the perimeter of the ring as Martinez controlled the center looking for an opening. Martinez of Tijuana began to impose his will in the third as Zavala began to slow down due to his constant movement. Martinez began to land random right hands as Zavala kept moving. (more…)
Fresh off of an exciting night of boxing at Cowboys Dancehall in early September, the hit FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes series Golden Boy Live! is back in San Antonio on Monday, November 11 with a ten-rounder featuring junior welterweight southpaws Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (16-2, 13 KOs) and Luis Ramos Jr (23-1, 10 KOs).
Tickets, priced at $100, $65, $30 and $20, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges are available for purchase now by phone by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at 210-979-3302.
Cowboys Dancehall doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. CT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
In a jr welterweight bout, Selcuk Aydin (25-2, 18 KOs) won when former world world champion DeMarcus Corley (39-20-1, 23 KOs) quit after round four on Friday night at the Atatürk Spor Salonu in Tekirdag, Turkey. Aydin had started taking over the fight in the fourth round. Corley stated after the fight that he was losing and personally made the decision to quit, not his corner. He made no mention of any injury. He just quit.
Aydin won the vacant WBC Mediterranean light welterweight title.
Due to the weight fiasco in his fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Bryan Vera is eating and enjoying himself. Today he had a nice big breakfast and will also have a nice lunch. The weigh in is scheduled for 6PM ET. 3 PM PT and will be streamed live on toprank.tv.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Chávez vs. Vera, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Suites are available by calling (877) 604-8777. For information on group discounts, please call (877) 234-8425.
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Kathryn Warburton
Thursday night at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, hometown welterweight star, Ronald Cruz (19-2, 14 KOs) was put to the test for the first time in his comeback, before pulling out a thrilling tenth round knockout of feisty slugger Alberto Morales (11-3-1, 8 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening. The seven bout card promoted by J. Russell Peltz’s Peltz Boxing Promotions, BAM Boxing & Legends of Boxing. it was a night to celebrate some of Boxing’s greatest fighters yesteryear that have graced the squared circle. The legends present included six division world champion Tommy “the Hitman” Hearns, former world heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes, and heavyweight world title challengers “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney and Ernie “Acorn” Shavers. (more…)
Photo: OPI 2000
OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) in collaboration with Boxe Piovese will present a boxing show tomorrow night at Ponte di Breda, Padova, Italy. In the main event European champion Devis Boschiero (33-1-1, 16 KOs) will defend his title against undefeated official challenger Guillaume Frenois (31-0, 5 KOs). This fight will have a lot at the stake as Boschiero is ranked N.1 for the WBC, #3 for the WBO and IBF and #7 for the WBA and Frenois is #2 for the WBA and #4 for the IBF.
On the undercard, fighting on 6 rounds, former WBC World super middleweight and 2 weight European champion Cristian Sanavia (47-6-1, 15 KOs), WBC Silver middleweight champion Domenico Spada (37-4, 19 KOs) and super featherweight Benoit Manno (12-1, 2 KOs). Spada was schedule to defend his WBC Silver title against Andy Lee the very same day in Manchester but the show was cancelled due to David Haye’s injury.
Rai Sport 2 at 10.30 pm will broadcast the main event live in Italy and MCS will broadcast live in France.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Teiken Promotions announced a world title doubleheader in association with WOWOW cable television in Tokyo, Japan, on November 10. Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (19-0-2, 14 KOs), Japan, will participate in his fifth defense against Mexican Alberto Guevara (18-1, 6 KOs) in a main event. Also, formerly two-time world titlist Jorge Linares (34-3, 22 KOs), a Japan-based Venezuelan, will have an ambitious shot at the WBA lightweight belt against Richard Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs), originally from Cuba and now residing in Miami, over twelve frames. Along with the twinbill, WBA light-fly super champ Roman Gonzalez (36-0, 30 KOs) and formerly two-class champ Takahiro Ao (24-3-1, 11 KOs) also appear beneath the sensational promotion. (more…)
David Price hopes for two fights before end of year; sees himself facing loser of Haye-Fury next year
By James Slater
David Price, still the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champ despite his back-to-back stoppage losses to Tony Thompson, told Sky Sports’ Ringside show how he hopes to have two fights before the end of this year. Price said last night that he wants to fight in November and then maybe again in December. “I want to be in the ring, I need rounds, eight or ten, with me maybe losing a couple of those rounds,”Price said. “But fights not topping the bill in Liverpool all the time. After I get a couple of wins, a realistic fight for me is the loser of the David Haye-Tyson Fury fight, which I feel will be Fury.”
Price added how he is currently speaking with a number of boxing trainers and that he will come to a decision on just who will replace Franny Smith in a couple of weeks. Despite his losses to Thompson, fans would likely warm to the idea of Price, as levelheaded as they come, rumbling with even a no longer unbeaten Tyson Fury.
Photo: Herby Whyne
Adonis Stevenson: 173.8 vs. Tavoris Cloud: 174.6
(WBC light heavyweight championship)
Jean Pascal 174.6 vs. George Blades 180
Venue: The Bell Centre, Montreal
Unbeaten junior middleweight Glen Tapia (19-0, 11 KOs) of Passaic, N.J., coming off a thrilling victory over previously unbeaten Abie Han, takes on Elco ‘The Animal’ Garcia (27-8, 13 KOs) in a ten-rounder at Bally’s Hotel and Casino on Saturday. The telecast will start at 11PM ET/PT on UniMas.
In the co-feature, Unbeaten super middleweight Jesse Hart (9-0, 8 KOs) from Philadelphia, meets Terrance Wilson (6-7, 3 KOs) in a six round clash. Jesse is the son of Philly middleweight legend Eugene ‘Cyclone’ Hart.
Floyd Mayweather isn’t just the champ in the ring …. he’s also the champ in court, beating down a music producer who accused him of jacking a song beat back in 2008. You might recall, producer Anthony Lawrence Dash sued Money May in 2010 over a song the boxer used as entrance music during his 2008 appearance at WWE’s Wrestlemania 24. Dash said the beat in the song was his, and Floyd used it without permission. Dash sued Mayweather, WWE, and others for at least $150,000 in damages — but a judge recently ruled in Mayweather’s favor. According to the ruling, Dash wasn’t entitled to a cut of the profits from Mayweather’s use of the song … because he couldn’t prove Mayweather even made money off the song in the first place (same with WWE).
From UFC.com: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ next title defense will come against No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira, likely on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J. UFC president Dana White confirmed Jones’ next opponent to ESPN.com on Wednesday. According to White, Jones personally requested to fight Teixeira next.
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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: More weight than class? More
Far Rockaway, New York City boxer and amateur standout Joseph “Mack” Williams may be the man to watch when he turns pro. More
Former champ William Joppy is making the transition from retired boxer to marathon runner: More
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Philippines-based future Hall of Fame referee Bruce McTavish says China is poised to take over Asian boxing. “China will be the hub of boxing within 5 years, said McTavish. “I was the referee when WBC champion Zhong won the world title. I helped Liu Gang start eight years ago in Kunming, China. Introduced numerous seminars, refs and judges, medical, training tecniques etc. Gang was a pioneer but will be eaten up by the big money guys.”
McTavish was born in New Zealand and moved to the Philippines on February 12, 1967 where he married Carmen Tayag. They have been based in Angeles City, Philippines since the 1970s.
He expressed concerns about Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao saying “Manny lost his focus because of politics and religion.” (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Thompson Boxing
Mauricio Herrera, 141.9 vs. Miguel Angel Huerta, 140.8
Giovanni Santillan, 142.8 vs. Angel Martinez, 140.2
Jonathan Garcia vs. Christopher Garcia (weigh-in at a later time)
Anthony Arellano, 137.8 vs. Joaquin Chavez, 138
Jorge Ruiz, 122.7 vs. Francisco Jose Camacho, 123
Neeco Macias, 148.2 vs. Francisco Ramirez, 147.2
Cesar Villarraga, 132 vs. Sopaun Rin, 130.3
Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
Junior welterweight contender Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (19-3, 7 KOs) of Lake Elsinore, California returns against hard hitting Mexican Miguel Angel Huerta (27-10-1, 18 KOs) headlining Thompson Boxing’s Path to Glory card tonight. “Everything is good training was good, fun, we always train hard I am ready to get in there and fight,” Herrera told Fightnews.com. (more…)
#14 WBO ranked super flyweight David “El Duro” Carmona of Mexico City, Mexico (15-1-4, 8 KOs)( will look to successfully defend his WBO Youth title tonight against his unbeaten countryman Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (11-0, 5 KOs). The main event will take place at the Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco in the Distrito Federal, Mexico with Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones promoting. Telemundo Network will televise the main event live at 11:35 PM. The winner of the bout is rumored to possibly face the winner of the October 4th Telemundo main event featuring super flyweight unbeatens Matthew Villanueva versus Daniel Lozano. (more…)
Jay Deas, trainer of unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs), has confirmed that Wilder will face Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1, 8 KOs) on October 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
“We can confirm that Deontay will fight Nick Firtha on the Bernard Hopkins undercard,” said Deas. “It’s a good fight for Deontay on short notice as Firtha is 21-10, coming off a win and went the distance with Johnathan Banks and Povetkin. He also had Tyson Fury in serious trouble in their fight before being stopped in five. Deontay and Firtha were both in camp with Wlad klitschko when Klitschko was preparing to fight Wach.”
Photo: Kathryn Warburton
In an incredible finish, Bethlehem (PA) Ronald Cruz, who appeared to be losing on points after nine hard rounds, finally broke down Alberto Morales, of Miami, with two knockdowns early in round 10, the second one for the full 10-count. Thgough most ringsiders had Cruz trailing, he actually led 86-85 on two scorecards and was down 86-85 on the third. Cruz goes to 19-2, 14 K0s; Morales falls to 11-3-2, 8 K0s.
Hot junior lightweight prospect Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, used a lethal left hook to the body to knock out Tyrone Luckey, of Middletown, NJ, in the second round.
More to follow
Photos: All Star Boxing
Antonio Tostado 115 vs. David Carmona 115
Luis Grajeda 155 vs. Josue Atilano 155
Edwin Campos 146 vs. Israel Robles 146
Carlos Ruiz 130 vs. Giovanni Lopez 130
Antonio Moran 135 vs. Damian Santiago 135
Rogelio Lopez 135 vs. Raul Flores 135
Miguel Angel Luna 105 vs. Eduardo Velasco 105
Edwin Campos 118 vs. Israel Robles 118
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo, Mexico City
Promoter: Tuto Zabala/All Star Boxing
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBO #1 middleweight contender Bryan Vera held a media workout on Thursday in Los Angeles for his upcoming battle against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Vera received a six-figure purse increase due to Chavez much publicized weight difficulties. The Vera Camp also insisted on reducing the fight from twelve to ten rounds. Unofficially, the weight limit for the bout will be 173 when the fighters weigh in tomorrow. (more…)
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Edivaldo Ortega 123.5 vs Carlos Jacobo 123.5
Julio César Félix 104.7 vs José Figueroa 105.8
Abner López 139.8 vs Adrián Garza 140
Daniel Nava 135 vs Roberto Ramírez 135
Venue: Foro Tecate
TV: Azteca América
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Undefeated as a professional, 2004 Athens Olympic champion from Russia, Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO) likes to keep his preparations for his upcoming battle with WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion from Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 52 KO) very much behind closed doors. On October 5, in Moscow’s Oliympyjskij Sportcomplex there’s almost everything to win for Povetkin – four “Dr Steelhammer” belts with only other one in the possession of Wlad’s older brother Vitali Klitschko. Russia’s “Channel 1″, who will broadcast the Klitschko-Povetkin fight domestically, caught a rare glimpse of Povetkin’s training camp. Klitschko-Povetkin, organized by Andrey Ryabinsky, CEO of MIC Group of Companies, will be televised in US live and on a same day tape-delay basis by HBO.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared on the Howard Stern Show on September 25. For 40+ minutes, Floyd talks about gambling, his relationship with his dad, child abuse, his private planes, his physical conditioning, Miss Jackson, strip clubs, his baby mama, sex, a “guaranteed” college football bet this weekend, what TMT does, his real name, and more…
Warning: Graphic Language, audio only
While media attention has focused on Saturday night’s “The Return Of Superman” main event (airing live on HBO in the United States), featuring World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (21-1, 18 KOs) in his first title defense against former world title-holder Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs), the remainder of this stacked card at historic Bell Centre in Montreal also showcases five other Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) world-class fighters in action. (more…)
Former world title challenger and perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez is winding down preparations for his junior middleweight clash with legendary and former three time World Champion Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto set for Saturday, October 5 the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida and live on HBO. Relaxing after an early evening training session in his hometown of Danbury, Connecticut, Rodriguez spoke about his preparations for the fight.
“We spent the first two weeks of camp in the Dominican Republic working on strength and conditioning, especially running in the mountains. For the last six weeks we’ve been in Danbury doing the actual training and sparring. The two weeks in the Dominican Republic were great for my body and it’s always nice to train at home as I have for this portion of the camp” continued Rodriguez, who has compiled a record of 28-6-3 (16KO’s) over his fourteen year career. (more…)
Former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley is confident that he can beat Selcuk Aydin tomorrow (Friday, September 27th) in Tekirdag (Turkey) for the vacant WBC Mediterranean championship. “He is a strong guy but when analyzing his style I saw some flaws and I want to take advantage of that”, says Corley. “I think I can knock him out to take that belt with me to the United States.”
Promoter Ahmet Oner believes that it will be a close and exciting fight: “Corley is a very experienced guy and I am sure that he didn’t come all the way from the USA to collect a check. This is not a big payday for him – it’s a big chance. Aydin is rated on no. 4 by the WBC and no. 10 by the IBF. Corley wants to win this fight to get back into the picture and maybe fight for a world title again. But Selcuk is very strong and very confident. From the promotional side this fight is as good as it gets: Both guys are determined and willing to win. They have to win because this is there only chance to get close to a shot at the world championship.” (more…)
The six-time, three-division world champion Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) was a fixture at Ring 8. His tribute included speakers such as his biographer, Ron Ross, Emile’s son, Louis, boxing historian Henry Hascup and Bobby Bartels, his former sparring partner and past president of Ring 8. Everyone enjoyed watched some of Griffith’s best fights, on a projector screen, against Dick Tiger, Luis Rodriguez, Jorge Fernandez, Andy Heilman, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and the second Nino Benvenutti fight. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño” Linares could face current WBA lightweight champion Richard Abril on November 2, likely in Tokyo, Japan. For now, Linares is training in Las Vegas with trainer Ismael Salas. Linares previously held the WBC featherweight and WBA super featherweight belts and is looking for a belt in a third weight division.
By Miguel Maravilla
With only two days left, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, is set to return to the ring against Austin, Texas’s Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs). The two met Wednesday afternoon at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for the final press conference in advance of their showdown this Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum started off the press conference welcoming the media, acknowledging the sponsors and HBO. “September 28 will be a great card this is a great way to start the activity. In addition to this fight, we have a fine undercard, a terrific card. (more…)
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George Foreman III, son of former heavyweight champ George Foreman, is opening up a luxury gym in South Boston. More
A former boxer, Exum Speight, who fought Wladimir Klitschko, was arrested Wednesday for the 1987 death of boxing manager Douglas Stumler More
The rocky road of a boxing judge: More
Weigh-in? Who needs a weigh-in? asks Bob Arum. More
Former world champion Arthur Abraham (37-4, 28 KOs) will face Giovanni De Carolis (20-4, 10 KOs) In his October 26 fight in Oldenburg, Germany. Abraham will be defending his WBO Intercontinental championship as he moves toward a third fight with WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz. “Finally there is clarity for me,” said Abraham. “And now, besides training, it’s up to me to study the video with Herr Wegner. “With a perfect fine-tuning for the opponent I’m definitely going to leave the ring in Oldenburg a winner. ”
HBO blow-by-blow announcer Jim Lampley threw a strike before a huge crowd at Petco Park in San Diego. Jim was dressed in his Kronk gear in honor of the memory of his friend the Late Great Emanuel Steward. Jim Honored the memory of his friend by dedicating the First ceremonial Pitch. Special Thanks to the Classy San Diego Padres Organization for the Dedication to Emanuel Steward!
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