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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

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UFC

Bisping decisions Akiyama

Results by Brady Crytzer
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LL
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The sold out O-2 Arena in London, England watched its favorite son nab the twentieth victory of his career as Michael “The Count” Bisping defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC 120. After being wobbled early, Bisping controlled the fight with an incredibly fast pace as he landed cleanly on Akiyama repeatedly with well-placed right hands. Akiyama proved to be a worthy opponent by resisting some takedown attempts, but following three rounds of control all three judges’ scored the bout the same, 30-27, in favor of Bisping. (more…)



October 16th, 2010



Boxing Result

Klitschko dominates Briggs

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada/WBC

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KOs) punished game but outclassed former world champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) over twelve one-sided rounds on Saturday night before 14,500 spectators and a worldwide television audience at the o2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko’s domination began in the first round, as he landed several hard right hands. That was the pattern as the bout progressed. The champion was in total command landing right hands almost at will, while the normally fast-starting Briggs was unable to get untracked offensively. Strong round for Vitali in round five, while Briggs displayed a world class jaw. Klitschko continued to break down Briggs, staggering him in the seventh. Briggs wobbled back to his corner after being punished further in round nine. Vitali beat Shannon from pillar to post in round ten but the bloodied Briggs somehow absorbed it and then weathered a further battering to reach the final bell. Scores were 120-107, 120-107, 120-105 as judges could find no round to give the challenger. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Povetkin KOs Oruh

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Teke Oruh (14-3-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Olimpyskiy Sports Palace in Chekhov, Russia. A right hand laid out Oruh for the count at 2:57. In was a tune-up fight for the world-rated 2004 Olympic gold medalist, who is looking to get more experience before challenging for a world title.



October 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Vazquez Jr. poised to defend

See it tonight on PPV at 9PM ET/6PM PT

Photo: Joel A. Colón/All Star Boxing

By Graham Houston

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. tops the bill on PPV for the third time this year when he defends his junior featherweight title against Mexican veteran Ivan Hernandez in Florida tonight. Vazquez looked poised and powerful when crushing Marvin Sonsona in four rounds in February and overpowering Zsolt Bedak in the ninth round in May. He was meeting unbeaten boxers in those fights but on Saturday he faces a veteran ex-champion who has been boxing professionally for a decade.

Despite Hernandez’s experience, Vazquez is an overwhelming favourite. The son of Puerto Rican great Wilfredo Vazquez, “WV2”, as he is known, seems to be that rarity, a naturally gifted fighter who from the start of his career had the look of a future star. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko-Briggs collide tonight

Sumio Yamada/WBC

By Graham Houston

Shannon Briggs can certainly talk a great fight, and he has been his usual loquacious self heading into Saturday’s heavyweight title challenge against Vitali Klitschko. Briggs has even predicted a 30-second KO win, while also announcing that his victory will be dedicated “to the sufferers of asthma worldwide”. It seems that Shannon, who has suffered from asthma since childhood, was greatly offended by a Klitschko comment that Briggs has used his asthma as an excuse for past failures.

All this is good fun, of course, leading up to the fight in Hamburg that will be shown on the Internet on espn.3 for U.S. residents. Tonight, though, the contrived trash talking stops and things will get serious. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

UFC

Full speed ahead for Akiyama

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

In the days leading up to his UFC 116 bout against Chris Leben in July, there was little question that Yoshihiro Akiyama wasn’t overjoyed with his present situation . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



October 16th, 2010

Boxing News

New fight series in Miami

Professional boxing will debut on November 19 at the Magic City Casino – site of the former Flagler Dog Track in Miami, Florida. Headlining will be junior middleweight Eromosele Albert (22-4-1, 10 KOs). The undercard will showcase two undefeated Cuban prospects, junior middleweight Inocente Fiz (3-0, 2 KOs) and cruiserweight Pedro Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs). (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Di Luisa scores another KO

By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati

Former amateur star and professional Italian super middleweight champ Andrea Di Luisa (10-0, 10 KOs) proved once again to be in a different league than his domestic counterparts. Yesterday night at the PalaMalè in Viterbo, Italy, Di Luisa destroyed challenger Giuseppe Brischetto (8-1, 4KOs) in less than six minutes and retained his 168lb national crown with a stunning KO win in the second round.

The performance of hard hitting Di Luisa was memorable as he started the fight very strongly and eventually dropped Brischetto for the full count in the second round with a perfectly timed left hook to the body. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Feature Story

More on Tarver-Aguilera

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It may not have been an artistic success, but comebacking former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver accomplished what he set out to do Friday in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®.

The “Magic Man’’ won his debut as a heavyweight. Making his first start in 17 months, Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) of Tampa, Fla., clearly outclassed Dominican Nagy Aguilera (16-5, 11 KOs) of Newburgh, N.Y., winning a unanimous 10-round decision by the score of 98-92 three times. There were no knockdowns. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Serrano wins first title

By Christopher P. Cook at ringside

On Friday night, Aaron Jacobs and Fight Night Productions in association with Ker’s WingHouse presented another exciting evening of championship boxing at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. In the main event, local favorite and Tampa native Charlie Serrano (9-2-1, 2 KOs), 124.5 lbs, dominated Carlos “El Rayo” Rivera (16-6-2, 5 KOs), 125.75 lbs, over eight rounds in a clash for the Florida State Featherweight belt. (more…)



October 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Arum in the Philippines

Top Rank

Bob Arum and Dena duBoef of Top Rank have arrived in Baguio, Philippines, where they will see Congressman and pound-for-pound best Manny Pacquiao train tomorrow. The staff at the Manor Hotel was thrilled to pose for a photo with the legendary Hall of Fame promoter.



October 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Tarver wins heavyweight debut

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes

Four-time light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) successfully made his debut at heavyweight with a ten round unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera (16-5, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Southpaw Tarver suffered an injury to his left shoulder early on, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the fight. Aguilera’s best round was the tenth. Scores were 98-92 on all cards.

Unbeaten Shawn Porter (17-0, 13 KOs) dropped down to welterweight to defeat game and bloodied Hector Munoz (18-3-1, 11 KOs) via ninth round TKO. Munoz corner finally threw in the towel. Click here for complete details…



October 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Bute KOs Brinkley in 9

IBF world champion makes sixth title defense

By Ryan Stead/Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos by Herby Whyne

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (27-0, 22 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round KO over mandatory challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was mostly a tactical fight until Bute dropped Brinkley with a left uppercut to the body in round five. Brinkley barely beat the count. Bute floored Brinkley for the second time in round eight and knocked him out with an uppercut in round nine. It was Bute’s sixth title defense.

In the co-feature, former WBC light heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu (27-2, 15 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over Omar Sheika (30-10, 21 KOs). Click here for complete details…



October 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Perez defeats Salcido

Mitchell gets KO, Gomez goes distance, Wilder survives

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos by Big Joe Miranda

In the main event of the evening, NABO champion and WBO #2 junior featherweight, successfully defended his belt against the challenge of Dominic Salcido by way of majority decision victory (96 – 94, twice, and 95-95). Fightnews scored the fight 97-93 in favor of Perez. Perez used his superior speed, various angles and ring generalship to control the bout, sweeping the first half of the fight and then cruising to victory in the second half of the fight. Salcido simply took too long to get started and despite looking good in the last couple rounds was too far behind and lacked the power to put away Perez. With the victory, Perez improves to 19-0-2 (5KO) while Salcido drops to 18-3 (9KO). For more details and photos click here…



October 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Monroe, Abril triumph

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Undefeated middleweight prospect Willie Monroe, Jr. improved to 10-0, 4 KOs) with a fifth round TKO over Mickey Scarborough (6-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Main Street Armory in downtown Rochester, NY. Monroe dropped Scarborough twice in round four and again in round five before the bout was waved off at 1:53.

In the co-feature, welterweight Kenny Abril (11-3-1, 6 KOs) also scored a sixth round TKO, halting Javier Perez (7-4, 5 KOs). Click here for complete details…



October 15th, 2010

Feature Story

Through the Ropes Recap

Guests: Zab Judah and Steve Farhood

By Marc Lichtenfeld

Fightnews fans were treated to a “Super” edition of Through the Ropes Thursday night as host Marc Lichtenfeld welcomed guests Zab “Super” Judah and Showtime’s Steve Farhood. Judah openly discussed earlier disappointments in his career and what led up to them. “I was a poor kid from Brooklyn who won a world title at 21 years old,” he said. “And then all of a sudden people are giving me checks for millions of dollars.” He explained that his newly found religion has centered him and helped him mature. (more…)



October 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Weights and photos: Alejandro Alvirde Castro

Salvador Sanchez 123.7 vs Hector Morales 124.6
Juan Antonio Rodriguez 124.1 vs Juan Castaneda 128.1
(WBC Youth World featherweight title)
Ibeth Zamora Silva 103.7 vs Mayela Perez 103.2
(WBC Youth female minimumweight title )
Venue:Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro, Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia
Click here for more photos…



October 15th, 2010

Scale Watch

At the scales in Vegas

Photo by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com
Weights by Butch Gottlieb/BoxinginLasVegas.com

From the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.:

Artur Bernestyan 133 vs. Rennell Griffin 133
Andy Ruiz 270 vs. Miles Kelly 133
Crystal Hoy 124 vs. Allison Cole 125
Lionel Davis 247 vs. Kelsey Arnold 238
Zhankosh Turarov 138 vs. Johnny Frazier 137
Paul Green 134 vs. Juan Rumado Alcoea 134
Natu Visinia 269 vs. Michael Ward 203



October 15th, 2010

Scale Watch

Vazquez, Hernandez make weight

Photos by Joel a. Colón/All Star Boxing

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 121.75 vs. Ivan Hernandez 122
(WBO jr featherweight world championship)
Note: Hernandez originally weighted a half pound heavy.
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Raul Casarez 158.25 vs. Anthony Greenidge 159.25
(WBO Youth middleweight title)
Patrick Majewski 161.25 vs. Joseph Gomez 165.75
McJoe Arroyo 116.5 vs. Israel “Filipino” Rojas 117.25
Felix Mercedes 141.25 vs. Keivy Arce 142.75
Anthony Laporte Jr. 125.5 vs. Hipolito Rivera 126.75
Israel Vazquez 108.5 vs. Jose Guardiola ??
Alexander Vega 135 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 135
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Venue: Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Pay Per View: Intregaded Sports in US, PPV Connection in Puerto Rico available Ondemand, Dish Network and Direct TV at Suggested Retail Price of $34.95
Time: Doors Open @ 6:30 PM & First Fight 7:00 PM
Click here for more photos…



October 15th, 2010

Boxing News

WV2, Choko weigh-in video

Video: Joel A. Colón/All Star Boxing



October 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Sakkreerijn stops Comaro

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Johnny Chaichotcuang

Former world rated featherweight Fahsai Sakkreerin (29-0) chopped down Indonesian junior lightweight champion Eddy Comaro (23-9-4) in eight rounds in a nationally televised IBF Pan Pacific title bout at the Chaopraya Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Comaro connected often with right hands on Sakkreerin early in the fight but the Thai was never in trouble at any stage of the contest. Sakkreerin delivered accurate left jabs, rips and hooks consistently that began to take its toll on the tough Indonesian by round six. In round seven Comaro was looking distressed by the consistent bombardment of leather and at the conclusion of round eight the corner of Comaro wisely retired their boxer. For more details and photos click here…



October 15th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

Photo by Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.

Nicholas Walters 126 vs. Julio CAMAÑO 126
Evens Pierre 138 vs. Gilberth Quiros 138.7
Rosano Lawrence 136 vs. Leovigildo Siris 139.7
Carlos Jimenez 155.5 vs. Elvis Guerrero 156.2
Addir Sanchez 137 vs. Roberto Small 140.5
Antonio Fernandez 132.7 vs. Saimon Siris 134
Nando Bailarin 118 vs. Victor Peralta 118
Joao Powell 140 vs. David Wilkins 142.5
Venue: Arena Panama Al Brown, Colon City, Panama
Promoter: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.
Click here for more photos…



October 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Ortiz-Perez collide tomorrow

By Felipe Leon

Tomorrow night from the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, local favorite Silverio Ortiz (21-13, 9KOs) will be defending his IBA Super lightweight title against Elvin Perez (17-3-3, 10KOs) of Chinandega, Nicaragua, in a scheduled twelve rounder. Ortiz, who captured the vacant title earlier this year with a win over Fernando Angulo, is a ten year tested veteran who in his thirty-four bout career has faced world class fighters such Herman Ngoudjo, Marcos Maidana, David Diaz, Steve Forbes and Jorge “Maromero” Paez. Perez, who began his career in Costa Rica and fights mainly there, will be fighting only for the second time outside of his adoptive home. Jorge Marron of San Diego, CA, is the attending supervisor for the IBA.



October 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Free WBC webcast

WBCBoxing.tv will present a live championship webcast – free of charge – on Saturday, October 16. Everyone is invited to watch. Please note: the webcast is not available in Mexico.

In the main event – scheduled for 10 rounds from Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico – WBC Youth featherweight champion Juan Antonio “Zurdo” Rodriguez, 13-2 with 12 knockouts, of Puebla, Mexico, will make his fourth title defense against Juan Castaneda, 2-5 with 2 knockouts, of Toluca, Mexico. (more…)



October 15th, 2010

Boxing News

RIP Murray Wilson

By Bruce Silverglade/Gleason’s Gym

Murray Wilson, the co-manager of Yuri Foreman died of a heart attack in his office on Wednesday. There are only good things to say about Murray. He was a classic New York guy. He was the owner of Campagnola’s, a popular restaurant in the Upper East Side where everybody wanted a seat. The thing I want to say about Murray is that he was my good friend, and he always will be. I will miss him dearly.

His funeral will take place Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 12 noon.

The location is:

Star of David Memorial Chapels
1236 North Wellwood Ave.
West Babylon, NY 11704
631.454.9600



October 15th, 2010




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