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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Alvarez defeats Chavez in battle of brothers

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Cano, Prieto battle to a draw

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Boxing News

Shimmell Dominant, Garcia Toughs It Out

Story and Photos by Bob Ryder

Local favorites Jordan Shimmell and Johnny Garcia came through for their fans and promoter Two Fist Promotions in winning their contests before an enthusiastic crowd at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids Saturday night.

In the 10 round main event, cruiserweight Shimmell moved up to heavyweight for this show and faced Damon Reed of Topeka, Kansas. Despite his extensive experience, Reed had little to offer against Jordan as Shimmell dominated the contest. Reed attempted to get Jordan off his game with some veteran tricks and inside rough housing to no avail. Reed took a knee for the first knockdown in the second round after absorbing a hard body blow. In the third it was all one way action as Shimmell scored three knockdowns for the automatic TKO at 1:59 of the round. Shimmell advances to (13-0, 11 KOs) and there was talk of a possible TV fight in the near future for the former decorated amateur star. Reed slides down to (47-18, 32 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014



UFC

UFC 170 presser and bonus recap

Several fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 170 post-fight press conference – Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, Rory MacDonald, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Mike Pyle, Stephan Thompson, and Raphael Assuncao . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns confident ahead of Crawford bout, eyes move up to 140

By James Slater

Scottish hero Ricky Burns is ultra confident ahead of this coming Saturday’s clash with unbeaten Terence Crawford, so much so that his trainer Billy Nelson is taking about his fighter making history soon after the fight. Nelson told The Daily Record how he is sure his fighter will beat Crawford and then make the move up to the 140 pound division to win a belt there. If Burns were able to do this, he would become the first Scottish boxer to win world titles in three different weight classes. Burns, the reigning WBO lightweight ruler, previously held the WBO super-featherweight crown. Of course, the classy fast-handed Crawford has plans to ruin Burns’ lofty goal.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Barbie Juarez defeats Mighty McMorrow

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Former world champion and Mexican female icon Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (39-7-3, 16 KOs) retained her WBC international belt with a ten round unanimous decision over current WBO flyweight champ “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (9-4-3, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico. Juarez won 96-94 on all the judges’ cards. McMorrow’s WBO world flyweight title was not at stake.

Lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (45-22, 33 KOs) scored a second round KO against Enrique “Torito” Tinoco (11-2-2, 7 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Acevedo demolishes Herrera in Kansas

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Photo: Donald Leary

Jr welterweight Herbert Acevedo (11-1, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-11-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Legion in Garden City, Kansas. Acevedo, who is trained by Robert Garcia at the famed Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, claimed the UBF Midwest and Kansas state titles with the win.

Other results:
Trinidad Marry D6 Joel Vargas
Guy Smith Jr W4 Fernando Serrano
Steven Garcia W4 Emmanuel Llanos



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170: Rousey, Cormier Carry Torch

As the Winter Olympics were taking place across the globe in Sochi, two past Olympians entered an Octagon in Las Vegas to decide the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the end, Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist in judo, TKOd Sara McMann, a silver medalist in wrestling, to defend her UFC gold. More notably, the win was the undefeated Rousey’s seventh in the first round, and her first-ever by TKO, with all of her previous wins coming by armbar. Plus, Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier kept his own perfect record intact with a first-round TKO of his own . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champs Liakhovich and Alcine win in Phoenix

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Former WBO heavyweight world champion Siarhei Liakhovich (26-6, 17 KOs) won a slow-paced eight round unanimous decision over local fighter “Bad” Chad Davis (5-12, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Scores were 80-74, 79-73, 79-73. Liakhovich ended a three-fight losing streak.

Former WBA jr middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) scored a third round KO over previously unbeaten Jovan Ramirez 3-1. Alcine dropped Ramirez twice in the third.



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Prelims: Koch by KO

Two undefeated newcomers kept their perfect records intact and two bantamweights built cases for title shots, but the highlight of the UFC 170 prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass, as Erik Koch made a devastating lightweight debut . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Ali’s 1964 fight-worn gloves from first title bout against Sonny Liston, bring $836,500 at public auction

The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wore as he faced Sonny Liston in the ring on Feb. 25, 1964, and subsequently won his first Heavyweight Championship, brought $836,500 on Feb. 22, as part of Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction, almost 50 years exactly from the day of the fight. The final price includes 19.5% Buyer’s premium. The gloves were purchased by a collector that wished to remain unidentified.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Payano, Savigne, Collado, Marrero triumph

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Iron Mike Productions

Two-time Dominican Republic Olympian Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquaio” Payano (15-0, 8 KOs), WBA #2, WBC #10, IBF #15 at bantamweight, dropped awkward German “Pantgeonero” Meraz (46-29-1, 25 KOs) once in the second round and then outboxed him on his way to a one sided eight round unanimous decision victory by scores of 80-71 x 2 and 79-72 respectively at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA.

WBC #4 ranked light heavyweight Humberto “El Don” Savigne (12-1, 9 KOs), scored a crushing one punch knockout of “The General” Maxell Taylor (18-7-1, 8 KOs) at 1:11 of the second round. The straight right up top, had Taylor out cold before he hit the canvas. After several minutes, Taylor was able to leave the ring under his own power.

WBA #14 super featherweight contender Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs) outworked former Mexican featherweight champion Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (36-17-2, 25 KOs) over eight solid rounds of give and take action to capture the unanimous decision victory by scores of 78-74 across the board.

Former world title challenger Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (15-1, 11 KOs) easily out boxed fifty-six fight veteran Jose Angel Berranza (36-28-2, 28 KOs) over eight rounds to capture a one-sided unanimous decision victory by scores of 80-72 across the board. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Coyle wins war with Brizuela

Lightweight Tommy Coyle (18-2, 8 KOs) was the last man standing in a war with Daniel Brizuela (25-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena in Hull, England. Both fighters were knocked down four times, plus Coyle was deducted two points and Brizuela was deducted one point. The bout was waved off in round twelve after Brizuela went down in the twelfth, even though he beat the count. Coyle was down in round two, twice in round six and again in round eleven. Brizuela was on the deck in round eight, twice in round eleven and once in round twelve.

Also, jr welterweight Curtis Woodhouse (22-6, 13 KOs) won the British title with a twelve round split decision over reigning titleholder Darren Hamilton (14-3, 3 KOs). Scores were 116-115, 116-114 for Woodhouse, 116-113 for Hamilton. Woodhouse, 33, said he now plans to retire.

Gavin McDonnell (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won the vacant British super bantamweight title with a sixth round TKO over Leigh Wood (11-1, 4 KOs). Gavin is the twin bother of Jamie McDonnell, the former IBF world champion.

Olympic lightweight gold medallist Luke Campbell (5-0, 4 KOs) abused journeyman Scott Moises (8-9-1, 2 KOs) until the bout was stopped in round eight. Two knockdowns.

York Hall, London: Cruiserweight Tony Conquest (13-1, 5 KOs) claimed the vacant Commonwealth title with twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Ammann (29-6-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 118-110, 119-109 and 120-109.



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Robinson outboxes Kosaev to capture NABO welterweight title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night before a packed house at the Rollins Center inside the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, “The New” Ray Robinson (17-2, 7 KOs) made a prolific statement that he is ready to take on the top fighters in the welterweight division by impressively out boxing previously undefeated Aslanbek “The Warrior” Kosaev (25-1-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the vacant NABO title by scores of 118-110 x 2 and 117-111. In the eight round co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Champs Management, super featherweight contender Cornelius Lock (22-6-2, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of former world title challenger Rogers “The Tiger” Mtagwa (27-16-2, 19 KOs). (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Garcia Wins Against Landeros, Covielles Upsets Quiroz

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

A good solid turn out made their way to the Mission Tower Facility of the famed Del Mar Fairgrounds in the north county of San Diego to take in the first fight card of the season. “Ringside at Del Mar” was presented by Paco Promotions in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T Gym. In the main event, Tijuana’s Fernando “Cuervito” Garcia (19-6-2, 11KOs) made his way back into the ring after four months to take a hard earned split decision over journeyman Adolfo “Tepito” Landeros (22-34-2, 10KOs) over six lightweight rounds. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scales

Quatavious Cash 155 vs Leo Laudat 151
Jesus Tavera 147 vs Will Farley 145
Jelani Bitoy 205 vs Lance Campbell 212
Devin Goins 199 vs Derek Ntifo 189.6
Joel Djeko 197 vs Brad Austin 197
Bahodir Mamadjonov 145 vs Joseph Brady TBD

Unfortunately, the much anticipated return of Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs was scratched from the card due to medical requirements not being met by a deadline of Thursday at their monthly meeting, according to the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission (GAEC).

Venue: The Mansion Elan
Promoter: Route 30



February 22nd, 2014

UFC

Dan Hardy joins UFC Fight Pass as Color Commentator

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy – the popular and charismatic former UFC® welterweight title contender – will serve as the color commentator for six UFC Fight Night events to be screened exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS™, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced on Friday. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Garden City, Kansas

Herbert Acevedo 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 140
(Kansas State & Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Midwest title)

Joel Vargas Liberal 156 vs. Trinidad Marry 158
(Kansas middleweight title)

Fernando Serrano 145 vs. Guy Smith Jr 143
Steven Garcia 145 vs. Emmanuel Llanos 145

American Legion, Garden City, Kansas
Promoter: Juan Aldana Jr (JAB Promotions)
Matchmaker: Juan Aldana Jr
Tickets: 620-272-3952



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Vazquez retains title; Sonsona KOs Shimoda; Olympic gold medalists KO foes

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

IBF lightweight world champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Russian Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macau, China. It was a typical tactical Vazquez fight as he used his height and ring movement to outbox the aggressive Shafikov when he wasn’t holding him. The challenger never got much going. Vazquez was cut over the left eye in round four. Shafikov was cut over the right eye in round seven. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 119-109.

2008/2012 Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) of China scored a seventh round KO over Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym (15-4, 11 KOs) in a flyweight bout. Shiming dropped Kokietgym three times in round seven. Time was 2:09.

In a crossroads fight between former world champions, Filipino Marvin Sonsona (18-1-1, 15 KOs) scored a crushing third round KO over Japan’s Akifumi Shimoda (28-4-2, 12 KOs) in a bout fought in the featherweight division. Shimoda got off to a good start, but a left uppercut from Sonsona put Shimoda out cold. Time was 1:17. Sonsona is now the WBO International beltholder. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Olympic caliber edition of the Downes Side! I can’t guarantee that it will be as exciting as pairs ice dancing (too many twizzles for me to compete with), but it will be a close second . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton Promotions, Martin Murray part ways

Hatton Promotions Statement: Hatton Promotions has taken the decision to allow Martin Murray’s contract to expire. This means the company will no longer financially invest further in Martin’s career following the St Helens boxer’s unwillingness to commit to opportunities negotiated on his behalf. Offers for world title fights with Gennady Golovkin and Felix Sturm have been on the table for a number of weeks, but Murray has decided to hold off signing any agreements. Neither of these offers will be available indefinitely, with Sturm now looking at alternative opponents and Golovkin only likely to appear in Europe once more before pressing forwards with his career in the United States. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Miller defeats Engel in Albany, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 2014 debut of Take It Light Promotions kicked off in Albany, NY with a seven bout card under “The Egg” at the Empire Plaza. In the main event, Shawn Miller had to climb of the canvas in the first round to get the win two rounds later when Kevin Engel ruptured his right bicep, surrendering on his stool in obvious pain after the third of a scheduled ten. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lundy beats Santana, Imam stops Robinson

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Lightweight Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (24-3-1, 11 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lundy outworked Santana and scored a knockdown in round nine to win 98-91 on all cards.

In a clash of undefeated super lightweights, Amir “Young Master” Imam (13-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth knockout of Jared “The Quiet Storm” Robinson (14-1, 6 KOs). Imam knocked Robinson clean through the ropes all the to the ground. He made it back in the ring but the bout was stopped.

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February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino Tournament Results

The quarterfinals of ESPN2’s “Boxcino 2014″ lightweight tournament kicked off on Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

Fernando Carcamo (16-5, 13 KOs) scored an impressive second round TKO over previously unbeaten Samuel Neequaye (21-1, 15 KOs). Carcamo dropped Neequaye in round one and got the stoppage after staggering Neequaye with a fierce assault in round two. Time was 1:58.

Miguel Gonzalez (23-3, 16 KOs) won an unpopular six round split decision over Miguel Angel Mendoza (21-3-2, 21 KOs), Scores were 58-56, 58-56 for Gonzalez, 58-56 for Mendoza.

In an entertaining slugfest, Petr Petrov (33-4-2, 14 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Fedor Papazov (14-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 58-56 on all cards.

In the opening bout, Chris Rudd (13-1, 8 KOs) won a seven round unanimous decision over Yakubu Amidu (19-5-2, 17 KOs). The scheduled six-rounder went to a round seven “drawbreaker round” with Rudd pulling it out. No scores announced.



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Abdusalamov Family sues NYSAC for $100 million

Bakanay Adusalamova, the wife of injured boxer Magomed Abdusalmanov, has on behalf of their three infant children, filed a $100 million lawsuit against the State of New York and NYSAC claiming “carelessness, negligence, medical malpractice and wanton disregard” in allowing Abdusalmanov to be “repeatedly, seriously, unreasonably and violently beaten, bludgeoned, punched and pummeled by his opponent without proper, timely or adequate recognition and/or rescue” and that Abdusalamov “was further caused, allowed and permitted to sustain life-threatening injuries including but not limited to acute traumatic brain injury, significant and permanent brain damage, coma and multiple comminuted facial fractures due to the improper, untimely and inadequate medical care and treatment” provided by the commission.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson wins by 4th round TKO

Photo: Emily Harney

Former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) stopped the game Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled eight-round main event light heavyweight bout at “Home Sweet Home,” presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports. Providence’s Toka Kahn-Clary also won in impressive fashion by technical knockout in the scheduled six-round co-feature.

Velazquez, the Pawtucket, R.I., native making his first appearance in 15 years, gave Johnson three strong rounds before the “Road Warrior” poured it on the fourth. Johnson hurt Velazquez early with a body shot and began teeing off as the round wore on, at one point nearly sending Velazquez through the ropes. Velazquez did his best to stay on his feet before a huge overhand right by Johnson sent him teetering into the ropes and prompting Velazquez’s trainer, Roland Estrada, to throw in the towel at the 1 minute, 59 second mark. (more…)



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Grand Rapids

Jordan Shimmell 204 vs Damon Reed 220.8
Johnny Garcia 145.6 vs Angel Hernandez Jr 146.6
Purnell Gates 154.8 vs Ryan Davis 153.8
Nicholas Givhan 141.6 vs Federico Flores Jr 140.6
Thad Berkhousen 190.4 vs Santos Martinez 192.0
Vincent Jennings Jr 123.4 vs Jose Andaluz 119.2
Antonio Urista 158.2 vs Jeffery Carpenter 155.6
Ruben Esparza 212.4 vs Alex Rozman 249.8

Venue: DeltaPlex Arena
Promoter: Two Fists Promotions
Tickets: www.deltaplex.com
Doors open 6 PM, first bout at 7



February 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 at the scales

UFC 170, which is headlined by the UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann, and the light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Patrick Cummins, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also watch the first two prelim bouts only on UFC Fight Pass at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Sara McMann (135) VS Ronda Rousey (135)

PPV MAIN CARD
Daniel Cormier (205) VS Patrick Cummins (205)
Demian Maia (170) VS Rory MacDonald (171)
TJ Waldburger (171) VS Mike Pyle (171)
Stephen Thompson (170.5) VS Robert Whittaker (170)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Jessica Eye (136) VS Alexis Davis (135)
Pedro Munhoz (135) VS Raphael Assuncao (136)
Cody Gibson (135.5) VS Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
Josh Sampo (126) VS Zach Makovsky (125)
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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Shumenov is on for April 19

Looks like Showtime will present a light heavyweight unification fight between IBF champ Bernard Hopkins and WBA champ Beibut Shumenov on April 19. The bout will take place at the DC Armory in Washington DC. The card will be promoted by Golden Boy.



February 21st, 2014

Twitter Watch

Khan: Mayweather wasted my time

Amir Khan has lashed out at Floyd Mayweather and his team after his long expected fight against Mayweather still hasn’t materialized. Khan told The National that Mayweather has “has dodged two of the quickest fighters in the business (him and Pacquiao) and stated that Floyd selects opponents who are “slow, with no footwork, one-dimensional fighters. He cherry-picks them, to make himself look good.” In a Tweet, Khan said the May 3 fight is not happening.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez faces tough challenge in Shafikov

By Graham Houston


Mexico’s Miguel Vazquez has been an underrated fighter for much of his career, and after seven successful defences of the IBF lightweight title he is finally getting the respect he deserves. However, I believe that Vazquez’s four-year reign as champion is in considerable jeopardy when he meets Russia’s Denis Shafikov on neutral ground in Macau on Saturday — China’s Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming tops the bill as far as the local populace is concerned but for boxing fans around the world the Vazquez-Shafikov fight is the true main event.

Shafikov, a 28-year-old southpaw, is unbeaten in 34 fights. Although held to a draw by Italy’s Brunet Zamora, he beat Zamora quite comfortably on points in a rematch two years later, which indicates to me that Shafikov is an improving fighter.

Top Rank is promoting Saturday’s show, and it might be significant that Shafikov joined the Top Rank roster last year. (Shafikov made his debut for the company with a seven-round TKO win in Texas last August.)

Vazquez is the favourite, and rightly so. He is an accomplished boxer with an excellent left jab, and very difficult to hit cleanly with his constant movement: his looseness of style, limbs always in motion, makes his nickname of “Puppet” quite apropos. Vazquez is a frustrating boxer to fight. His long left hand scores points while keeping his opponents from closing in on him, and he is adept at pulling away from punches and countering after making an opponent miss.

Shafikov, though, just might have the recipe for success with a style that is based on intelligently applied pressure. I think that he will be the stronger man in the fight because he boxed as a junior welterweight before moving down in weight to box at 135 pounds late in 2012. (more…)



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Dover, Delaware

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Ray Robinson 146 vs. Aslanbek Kosaev 146.5
Cornelius Lock 125.5 vs. Rogers Mtagwa 125
Kamarah Pasley 198 vs. Travis Reeves 197
Joey Tiberi 136 vs. Charles Jones 130
David Murray 190 vs. Earl Platt 192
Kyrone Davis 159 vs. Joshua Warf 156
Milton Santiago 139 vs. Christian Daniels 142.5

Promoter: Champs Management
Venue: Dover Downs Hotel and Casino



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juarez 114.65 vs. Melissa Mc Morrow 112.20
(WBC International super-flyweight title)

Miguel Roman 134.65 vs. Enrique Tinoco 130.25
Abdiel Ramirez 136.90 vs. Guadalupe Rosales 133.35

Venue: Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Mexico.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: TELEVISA (Mexico)

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February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Shimoda vs Sonsona on Solo Boxeo Tecate Saturday night

Macao – Solo Boxeo Tecate returns this Saturday night, February 22, at 12:00 midnight eastern, 11:00 pm Central and Pacific on UniMas. In another special night of international boxing from Asia, we have a great World Champion battle between Akifumi Shimoda of Japan vs Philippine Marvin Sonsona for the vacant WBO International Featherweight Title, in a 12 round bout from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian in Macao, China. Top Rank is promoting.

Akifumi Shimoda (28-3-2, 12 KOs), from Tokyo Japan. Shimoda, one of the Japanese boxing stars, is currently ranked #2 in the world. Marvin Sonsona (17-1-1, 14 KOs), of General Santos City in the Philippines, is a young former WBO Super Flyweight champion.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Westminster, Maryland

By Gary Digital Williams

Mark Tucker 175 vs. Paul Vasquez 171
Zakki Scott 233 vs. Robert Alfonso 241
Seth Billups 138 vs. Benjamin Olinga 140.5
Ievgen Khytsov 164 vs. Julius Kennedy 164.5
Jeremy Trussell 167 vs. Greg Hackett 173.5
Rolando Chinea 135 vs. Raphael Luna 137

Venue: Shipley Arena, Westminster, Maryland



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from London

Tony Conquest 199 vs. Daniel Ammann 198
(Vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title)

Chris Eubank Jr. 164 vs. Alistair Warren 164
Tom Baker 169 vs. Harry Matthews 169

Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions



February 21st, 2014

UFC

Watch UFC 170 weigh-ins

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Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 170 live from the Mandalay Bay, Friday, February 21st at 7pm/4pm ETPT.
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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE PPV on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 21st, 2014




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