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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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More Camera Clicks from Macau

More Camera Clicks from Macau

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri ...

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Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again at today's press conference – and both men predicted KO wins ...

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Saguilán KOs Okada in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez

Mexican super featherweight Nery Saguilán (30-4-1, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO oner Japanese’s Sheiichi Okada (18-5, 11 KOs) to win the WBC USNBC title at the Convention Center Hotel in Zijuatanejo Ixrapa Azul, Mexico at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa. Saguilan now hopes to t get a shot at the WBC world belt held by Takashi Miura.

2008 Beijing Olympian super bantamweight Arturo “Rey” Santos (18-3, 5 KOs) shows good skills in winning a ten round unanimous decision over Jairo Hernandez (10-7, 3 KOs). Santos is looking for a shot against WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz. (more…)



July 20th, 2014



Boxing News

Abraham opponent named: Paul Smith Jr.

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) will defend his title against Paul Smith Jr. (35-3, 20 KOs) on September 27 in Kiel, Germany. The fight was announced Saturday by both Sauerland Event and Matchroom Boxing. The bout will be televised by ARD in Germany and SkySports in the UK. Tickets go on sale Monday.



July 19th, 2014

UFC

UFN main: Conor TKOs Brandao in one!

Pressure, what pressure? After weeks of build-up, Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor lived up to all the hype and all his talk – and in his hometown of Dublin no less – stopping Brazil’s Diego Brandao in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event at the O2 Arena Saturday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez decides to continue boxing career

After lengthy discussions with members of his team, now-former WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez has decided to continue his boxing career. Determined to return and erase the terrible memory of what happened against fellow-great Miguel Cotto in June, 39-year-old Martinez will next face a top-10 contender with the goal of recapturing his world title.

“Miguel De Pablos (Business Manager) and I met with Sergio at his home in Madrid and he says he is 100% healthy and ready to do what it takes to return to the very top of boxing,” said Martinez advisor Sampson Lewkowicz.

Lewkowicz says Martinez will first undergo a full battery of head-to-toe testing from top specialists in New York, but pending full medical clearance, the former champion will be returning to the ring on a mission. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Cayetano paints masterpiece, “Cobrita Jr” returns to winning ways

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Promotions Zanfer and Mayen forgot that the major league Tijuana soccer team, Xolos, as well as a popular pro wrestling card was scheduled for down the street, so suffered from a weak turnout to what turned out to be an entertaining thirteen fight bout card set at the Tecate Box Tour located in the parking lot of the Caliente Racetrack. In the main event, Tijuana bantamweight Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (17-2, 8KO) put together a masterful performance against hard hitting Dennis “Martillo” Contreras (19-3, 18KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in an eight round scheduled bout. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Undefeated prospects Recio, Nicholson win

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photo: Wallace Barron/Keystone Boxing

Two of Maryland’s hottest prospects continued their winning ways in front of a sellout, standing-room-only crowd during a Keystone Boxing crowd at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Springdale junior middleweight “The Cuban Assassin” Larry Recio won a gritty six-round unanimous decision over a very tough Grayson Blake of State College, PA. For the second straight contest, Recio faced an opponent that he couldn’t completely overpower. Recio scored a knockdown in the third round because of pressure. However, Blake stayed in the bout and challenged Recio by landing solid left hands repeatedly. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

UFC

UFN prelims: Dublin domination as Irish win three

The Ultimate Fighter 19 teammates Cathal Pendred and Mike King fought like mortal enemies in their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland Saturday, and after nearly being finished several times in the stirring middleweight showdown, it was Pendred, the hometown hero, roaring back to score the second-round submission finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the distance to take a unanimous decision over Luis De la Rosa (23-4-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO international flyweight title on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. It was a good action fight. Shiming was in command from the opening bell, but De La Rosa was very game, even after suffering a bad cut to the left of his left eye due to an accidental headbutt midway. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 97-93.

Super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) annihilated Junior Talipeau (20-2-2, 7 KOs) in a bout for the WBO International and NABF super middleweight belts. Ramirez dropped Talipeau three times in round one before the slaughter was halted. Time was 1:58.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Looknongyantoy was rocked by an accidental headbutt and went down. When action resumed, they touched gloves, then Rigondeaux pounced and immediately landed a combination that dropped him. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after just 1:44. The KO ended a 37 bout winning streak for Looknongyantoy. Rigondeaux and Top Rank will now go their separate ways.

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July 19th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Dublin study guide

So much to learn, so little time. Prepare for UFC Fight Night Dublin by watching all the stars from the event in action!

Conor McGregor vs Marcus Brimage: Conor McGregor backed up all of his pre-Octagon debut hype with this blistering finish of Marcus Brimage at UFC on FUEL 9 in Stockholm. Bonus Points: #AskAUFCFighter: Conor McGregor. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS TODAY, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Champions of Gold Undercard Results

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former two-division world champion “The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria (34-4, 20 KOs) took out Jose Alfredo Zuniga (11-6-1, 5 KOs) in round five with a beautiful left hook to the body. Time was 1:42.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (4-0, 4 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage over Mike Mirafuente (2-1, 2 KOs). Mekhontsev dropped Mirafuente in round three and Mirafuente’s corner stopped the fight after the round.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Kuok Kun Ng (5-0, 2 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Beau O’Brien (4-1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.

Unbeaten lightweight Ik Yang (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (14-9, 6 KOs). Yang scored knockdowns in rounds one and three. Time was 1:40.

Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over John Bajawa (12-7, 6 KOs). The bout was stopped after Tso connected with a series of unanswered punches. Time was :48.

In a bout cut from eight rounds to six rounds, super flyweight Mark Anthony Geraldo (31-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Efrain Perez (17-5, 12 KOs). Geraldo dropped Perez in round three and won by scores of 58-54, 58-54, 57-55.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Montebello, CA

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California for its Battle of the Rising Stars series. Russia’s Khabir Suleymanov (16-4-1, 6 KOs) and Daniel Quevedo (to 13-15-4, 8 KOs) of Baja California, Mexico battled to a six round draw in the super bantamweight main event. (more…)



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Upset: El Paso heavyweight David Rodriguez stopped in first round by Raymond Ochieng

By David Finger

In one of the biggest upsets of the year El Paso’s own David “Nino” Rodriguez was stopped in the opening round last night by unheralded Raymond Ochieng in what was supposed to be a tuneup for the popular Texan. Rodriguez was dropped seconds into the fight and never recovered, as he was dropped twice more (one being ruled a slip) before the fight was waved off in the first round. Rodriguez, who was coming into the fight on the heels of his first ever loss as a professional, sees his record slip to 36-2, 34 KOs. Ochieng improves to 25-17-3, 20 KOs.



July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Photos: Scott Foster

Super flyweight Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-7-3, 15 KOs) to claim the WBO Latin super flyweight title on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. An overhand right hand laid out Kantun to abruptly end a competitive fight. Time was 2:44.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Emanuel “Pirata” De Jesus moved to 11-0, 7 KOs) with a fourth round TKO over Juan Aguirre (6-13-1, 0 KOs).

In a clash of unbeaten jr featherweights, Samuel Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs) was victorious when highly touted Jayron “Super Boy” Santiago (2-1, 1 KO) didn’t come out for round four.

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July 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Gesta pounds Arceo

Photos: Tri Nguyen

Former lightweight title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) punished Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo (28-13-4, 19 KOs) for seven one-sided rounds on Friday night at Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco. Gesta came out aggressively and took the fight to the game Arceo who had no quit in him. The fight was finally stopped between rounds seven and eight.

Unbeaten jr welterweight southpaw Emanuel “Renegade” Robles (11-0-1, 3 KOs) scored an eight round split decision over local favorite Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas (13-2, 6 KOs). A seventh round knockdown was a difference as Robles prevailed 76-75 on two cards. Chicas was up 76-75 on the third card.

In his pro debut, highly touted Chinese heavyweight Taishan scored a second round KO over Alex Rozman (2-7, 1 KO). The seven-footer dropped Rozman once in round one and twice in round two. Time was 1:58.

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July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Taylor survives knockdown to outpoint Mayfield

By Jerry Glick at ringside
Photo: Peter Frutkoff

Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and ESPN Friday Night Fights returned to the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, NY with the fan favorite “Rockin Fights” series and to honor newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

In the main event, Karim Mayfield put up a hard fought war with Emmanuel Taylor for the full ten during a jr welterweight clash. Former NABO jr welterweight champion Mayfield, from San Francisco, CA, started fast but after winning the first round, he was not able to capture another round until the eighth. Taylor, from Edgewood, MD, dominated rounds two through seven, but went down from a right high on the head in the eighth. Mayfield came on with both guns firing after smelling blood as soon as Taylor got back on his feet. Taylor quickly regained his momentum and finished the round outboxing Mayfield.

The rounds were generally close with the judges scoring it 97-92 and 95-94 twice all for Taylor who improved to 13-2 (12 KOs), while Mayfield dropped his second fight in a row falling to 18-2-1 (11 KOs). Steve Willis refereed. (more…)



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Chiriqui, Panamá

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mercedes Concepción 108 vs. Gilberto Pedroza 108
Brian De Gracia 124 vs. Everardo Castillo 124
Manuel Vides 124 vs. Israel Hidrogo 118 l
Ricardo Núñez 140 vs. Leovigildo Siris 144
Jezreel Corrales 130 vs. Carlos Rivas
Stephen Quinn 122 vs. Iván Trejos 122
Félix Montenegro 124 vs. Luis Quiel 124

Venue: Gimnasio los Naranjos de Boquete
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ixtapa, México

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nery “Pantera” Saguilán 129.89 vs Sheiichi Okada 128.90
Arturo Santos 123.70 vs Jairo Hernández 124.30

Venue: Ixtapa Azul Hotel
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo TV: Televisa



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

MacKenzie stops Garlett

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail

Australian 130 pound champion Kye MacKenzie (11-0, 9 KOs) stopped Matt Garlett (11-3, 5 KOs) in round seven of a scheduled ten round main event at the Newcastle Panthers club in Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Friday. After MacKenzie dropped Garlett in round seven, referee Les Fear saw Garlett was in trouble when crowned MacKenzie. This was the best win of MacKenzie’s career. He is scheduled to fight again on September 27. Garlett was world rated by the WBC after he outscored Sipho Taliwe of South Africa in 2013. (more…)



July 18th, 2014

UFC

UFC on the Fly: Full episodes available now!

UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to present the final episode of UFC on the Fly, the original three-part online series which takes viewers deep inside Conor McGregor and Gunnar Nelson’s final preparations for tomorrow’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN event. (more…)



July 18th, 2014




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