Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

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Kameda vs Parra or Muñoz?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Monday, the Venezuela national boxing commissioner conducted the official pre weigh-in for former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra’s December 26 clash for the vacant WBA bantamweight title against Koki Kameda in Saitama, Japan. Unfortunately for Parra, he weighed 129.82 pounds, which is over the maximum allowable weight. Now the WBA must make a decision on whether Parra can still take the fight or not. Sources say the name of Alexander “Explosivo” Munoz has been mentioned if Parra is ultimately rejected.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Monday, the Venezuela national boxing commissioner conducted the official pre weigh-in for former world champion …


Boxing News

Audley: I will continue

A STATEMENT FROM AUDLEY HARRISON

“After spending some time away reflecting on the fight and outcome, I have made the decision to continue my journey in boxing and carry on my career as a professional. The David Haye experience had many highs away from the ring and I’m happy I had a great training camp and worked with two of my brothers again in camp. I surrounded myself with a world class team and pushed myself to the limit in training and left my changing room knowing I had given my all to get to this point.

“The outcry from the fight is expected as I didn’t get the result I wanted and the critics have once again tried to bury me under the rubble and hope I disappear. All I can say is I had a game plan and went into the ring to win. The way the fight ended was frustrating to me as I didn’t get going and was just settling into my rhythm. (more…)

A STATEMENT FROM AUDLEY HARRISON “After spending some time away reflecting on the fight and outcome, I have made the …



Boxing News

Yannick returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin

Cameroon born Australian based super middleweight Serge Yannick (10-1, 6 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Samoan Togasilimai Letoa (11-5, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Coburg Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Yannick scored the best win of his career in his last bout when he outpointed former IBF rated Joseph Kwadjo in a twelve rounder recently. Yannick is aiming to have the same success as his countryman Sakio Bika who originally is from the Cameroon but based in Sydney. Yannick’s only loss is to hard punching Aussie Michael Bolling and he is hoping to reverse that loss as soon as possible. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photo by Werner Kalin Cameroon born Australian based super middleweight Serge Yannick (10-1, 6 KOs) …


Feature Story

Q&A: Roger Bloodworth

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

In just couple of days, Roger Bloodworth will finish his training camp with Tomasz Adamek (42- 1, 27 KOs) before his elite heavyweight will step into ring at Newark’s Prudential Center (December 9) against Vinny Maddalone (33-6). Bloodworth talks about changes he expects in this fight from Adamek, about what to expect from always loving to brawl Maddalone and makes some comments about possible Roy Jones Jr fight. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Wojtek Kubik In just couple of days, Roger Bloodworth will finish his training camp with Tomasz …




Boxing News

Hunter Finally Gets Opportunity

Former amateur standout Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter gets his long awaited opportunity this Friday night on SHOBOX as he will battle Luis Franco for the NABO Featherweight Title. Hunter, 24, has been passed over in fights by many of the prominent featherweights. He has been viewed by many as a high risk – low reward foe. “I was shocked when we got the call that they were trying to make a Hunter versus Franco fight” said Hunter’s promoter Russ Young of Prize Fight. “We have called almost every camp of every high profile featherweight around trying to get Eric a big fight”, continued Young. “We were told by most that Hunter posed to much of a risk for their fighter. Nobody wanted to take a chance. I applaud Franco’s handlers for taking a risk and giving the fans a great fight.” (more…)

Former amateur standout Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter gets his long awaited opportunity this Friday night on SHOBOX as he will …


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Leapai-Wilson clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Rising Australian-based Samoan heavyweight Alex Leapai (20-3-3, 16 KOs) hopes to keep his win streak going against American heavyweights when he clashes with Darnel Wilson (23-9-3, 20 KOs) over ten rounds at the Gold Coast Convention Center, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Saturday.

Also in action will be world rated super middleweight Les Sherrigton (26-5, 17 KOs) who will punch it out with veteran Nader Hamdan (42-8-1, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Rising Australian-based Samoan heavyweight Alex Leapai (20-3-3, 16 KOs) hopes to keep his …


Boxing Result

Muller wins SA title in 109 seconds

By Ron Jackson

The new slim-line Johnny Muller having his first fight at light heavyweight blasted out Ronnie Lategan at 1 minute 49 seconds of the first round to capture the vacant SA title at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old Muller (77.95kg) came out at the first bell throwing punches like a hurricane and never allowed Lategan (78.05kg) to get into the fight. With Lategan backing off and not landing any significant punches Muller continued throwing lefts and rights to the head as he battered him all over the ring before the corner threw in the towel for referee Wally Snowball to wave the fight off. Muller takes his record to 8-0-2, 6 KOs and Lategan’s reported record drops to 10-9, 4 KOs. (more…)

By Ron Jackson The new slim-line Johnny Muller having his first fight at light heavyweight blasted out Ronnie Lategan at …


Boxing News

24th Annual Ring 8 Awards

The 24th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, December 19th from 12:30 -5:30p at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The Ring 8 honorees for 2010 are:

Father/Son Award: “Smokin’” Joe Frazier and Marvis Frazier
Uncrowned Champion Award: “Sonny Lou Volpe & Lenny Mangiapane
Trainer of the Year: Tommy Gallagher
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lou Raino
Integrity in Boxing Award: Joe Dwyer
Ringside Physician Award: Dr. Ralph Bohm
Amateur Official Award: John Holden
Outstanding Service Award: Paulette Balog
Dedicated Service Award: David Yatkowitz
Prospect of the Year Award: Gabriel Bracero

In addition to Joe Frazier, other invited former world champion quests include Emile Griffith, Vito Antuofermo, “Neon” Leon Spinks, Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill, Iran “The Blade” Barkley and Junior “Poison” Jones, as well as past world heavyweight challenger Ken Norton. (more…)

The 24th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, December 19th from 12:30 -5:30p at …



Boxing News

Q&A: Paul Delgado

Photo: David Caselli

Welterweight Paul Delgado (24-9-1, 4 KOs) has fought respectable opposition in his 12 year professional boxing career, but to date he has not been able to get that signature win that gets him to the next level. The 34-year-old meets veteran Chris Gray for the vacant IBF/USBA Southern Region welterweight title on Saturday at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia with Greg Barckhoff (Sports Fan Properties) promoting the event. By winning this title he could crack into the rankings of the IBF and get closer to becoming world title eligible. (more…)

Welterweight Paul Delgado (24-9-1, 4 KOs) has fought respectable opposition in his 12 year professional boxing career, but to date …


Boxing News

Q&A: Erin McGowan

By Brett Bonetti

Unbeaten WBO Female lightweight world champion Erin McGowan (14-0, 7 KOs) talks about becoming Australia’s first female world champion and much more. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Unbeaten WBO Female lightweight world champion Erin McGowan (14-0, 7 KOs) talks about becoming Australia’s first female …


Boxing News

Daddono opens second gym

By Johnny B’

IBO Chairman John Daddono, owner of the Jupiter Boxing Club, has opened a second facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida this past week. The club is a complete training facility for men, women and children interested in boxing and kickboxing. “Even during economic hardship, health and fitness remain a priority for individuals today,” said Daddono. From beginners to world champions, there are several programs to choose from. The Jupiter Boxing Club Deerfield is located at 3401 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Call 954-429-1111.

By Johnny B’ IBO Chairman John Daddono, owner of the Jupiter Boxing Club, has opened a second facility in Deerfield …


Boxing News

Austin, Solis Miami workout

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen

The 5th St Gym maintains an open door policy during business hours, allowing curious pedestrians more access than any time in its storied past. Don King Productions and Arena Sports Promotion expanded that access today by hosting an open media workout with 3 fighters on the upcoming “Tribute to Freedom” card.

The fighters joined DKP publicist Alan Hopper to showcase the fights scheduled at the American Airlines Arena for Friday, December 17th. Unfortunately, King was unable to attend due to his wife’s recent health concerns. Many fighters and journalists expressed their best wishes for Don and his family.

Two of the fighters on hand were headlining heavyweights Ray “The Rainman” Austin (28-4-4, 18 KOs) and Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (16-0, 12 KO’s). Austin is the WBC #1 ranked contender and Solis is #2. The victor goes on to challenge WBC champion Vitali Klitschko for his mandatory defense in March of next year. For more details and photos click here…

By Phil Doherty Photos: Sam Cohen The 5th St Gym maintains an open door policy during business hours, allowing curious …



Boxing News

Mendez-Baloyi Jan 29

Former 2-time IBF super featherweight champion Cassius Baloyi (37-5-1, 19 KOs) of South Africa and USBA super featherweight champion Argenis Mendez (17-1, 9 KOs) of the Dominican Republic will meet January 29th in South Africa. The bout will be an IBF Super Featherweight title eliminator with the winner next in line to face the current champion Mzonke Fana (30-4, 12 KOs) of South Africa. It is speculated that Mendez will train for this fight in Texas with well known trainer Ronnie Shields.

Former 2-time IBF super featherweight champion Cassius Baloyi (37-5-1, 19 KOs) of South Africa and USBA super featherweight champion Argenis …


Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins Quotes

Photos: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME

Former two-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins held a media workout today at Joe Hand’s Boxing Gym in Philadelphia as he continues to prepare for his December 18 bout on SHOWTIME against current WBC light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal. With a victory over Pascal, Hopkins, who turns 46 in January, would become the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a significant world title.

Here’s what he had to say… (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME Former two-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins held a media workout …


Feature Story

“In Harm’s Way” media day

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Even with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. off Top Rank’s Saturday night pay-per-view show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, the telecast will still present a solid lineup of important fights topped by two-division world champion Nonito Donaire (24-1, 16 KOs) in a 12-round bantamweight battle against former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko (22-2-2, 7 KOs) and WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (53-7-2, 32 KOs) defending against Urbano Antillon (28-1, 20 KOs)

“The fighters have a lot at stake here,” promoter Bob Arum said today. “Donaire has to get a win to keep his HBO date against Fernando Montiel on February 19th. Soto and Antillion are fighting for the WBC lightweight title and the winner is committed to fight Brandon Rios in March on SHOWTIME. So big things are happening for those fighters.” (more…)

By Karl Freitag Photos: Big Joe Miranda Even with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. off Top Rank’s Saturday night pay-per-view show …


Boxing Result

Branco defeats Rossitto

Photo: OPI 2000

WBC International cruiserweight champion and WBC #9 Silvio Branco (61-10-2, 37 KOs) defended his belt against Vincenzo Rossitto (39-7-2, 23 KOs) last Saturday in Civitavecchia, Italy. The amazing 44-year-old Branco won by unanimous decision against his ten years younger opponent.

On the undercard Emiliano Marsili (21-0-1, 8 KOs) retained his Italian lightweight title by unanimous decision against Pasquale Di Silvio (12-3, 5 KOs), former European champion and two-time world challenger Gianluca Branco (44-3-1, 22 KOs) decisioned in 6 rounds Semjons Moroseks, cruiserweight prospect Mirko Larghetti (10-0, 7 KOs) won by TKO in round six against Jevgenijs Andrejevs and super featherweight Nicola Cipolletta decisioned Sergei Tassimov in a six-rounder.

OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with RAI SPORT 1 televisived live in Italy.

WBC International cruiserweight champion and WBC #9 Silvio Branco (61-10-2, 37 KOs) defended his belt against Vincenzo Rossitto (39-7-2, 23 …



Boxing News

Police nab Jim Martin

The week-old manhunt for Jim Martin, husband/trainer/manager of female ring legend Christy Martin ended today in Apopka, Florida. Martin was apprehended by police after receiving a tip of his whereabouts. He was carried a knife when arrested. Martin is accused of stabbing and shooting his famous wife after an argument last week in their Apopka home.

The week-old manhunt for Jim Martin, husband/trainer/manager of female ring legend Christy Martin ended today in Apopka, Florida. Martin was …


Boxing News

Top Rank wins IBF purse bid

The IBF Jr. Featherweight Championship mandatory defense purse bid between champion Steve Molitor and Takalani Ndlovu was held today. Top Rank won with a bid of $215,000. Branco Sports Production bid $154,240.

The IBF Jr. Featherweight Championship mandatory defense purse bid between champion Steve Molitor and Takalani Ndlovu was held today. Top …


Boxing News

New Telefutura main event

Pablo Cesar Cano has pulled out of Friday’s Telefutura main event and has been replaced with interim WBC Youth beltholder Gilberto Gonzalez (18-1, 13 KOs). Gonzalez will be looking for his eighth straigh win by KO against Noe Bolanos (21-5-1, 12 KOs). Cano is out due to the flu.

Pablo Cesar Cano has pulled out of Friday’s Telefutura main event and has been replaced with interim WBC Youth beltholder …


Boxing News

Chavez pulls out

By Karl Freitag

This morning Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. woke up with a 102.8-degree temperature and was officially taken off Saturday night’s show in Anaheim, California. Chavez’ scheduled opponent Pawel Wolak will still fight Saturday against Jose Pinzon (15-1). The Top Rank pay-per-view card will go on with two-division world champion Nonito Donaire (24-1, 16 KOs) in a 12-round bantamweight battle against former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimiro Sidorenko (22-2-2, 7 KOs), WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (53-7-2, 32 KOs) against Urbano Antillon (28-1, 20 KOs) and undefeated lightweight contender Mikey Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), in a 10-rounder against Olivier Lontchi (18-1-2, 8 KOs).

By Karl Freitag This morning Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. woke up with a 102.8-degree temperature and was officially taken off …


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Delgado back in action

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos by Ozzie Santiago

This Friday night Greg Barckoff’s Sports Fan Properties will present “The Big Rock Out 4”. The fights will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. There are currently ten fights scheduled highlighted by the IBF/USBA Vacant Southern Region welterweight championship bout between Atlanta veteran Paul “The Truth” Delgado (24-9-1 4KO) vs. Louisiana’s Chris Gray (13-12-1 KO). This will be Delgado’s fifth fight in 2010 as he looks to remain unbeaten this year. “My goal is to bring a big championship fight to Atlanta in 2011 and I’m on pace to do it.” (more…)

By Jose E. Santiago Photos by Ozzie Santiago This Friday night Greg Barckoff’s Sports Fan Properties will present “The Big …


Boxing News

Wolak hits L.A.

Pawel Wolak has arrived into Los Angeles. He will be at a Media Day workout later today. Wolak takes on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night on Top Rank’s “In Harm’s Way” PPV at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Pawel Wolak has arrived into Los Angeles. He will be at a Media Day workout later today. Wolak takes on …


Boxing News

Kayode, Franco on ShoBox

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Lateef “Power” Kayode figures it’s just a matter of time before he is stopped by a stranger beyond the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine near where he lives and is recognized for knocking people out in the ring.

The Top-10 world-ranked undefeated cruiserweight and Freddie Roach-trained Kayode (14-0, 13 KOs) is on the verge of breakout stardom and SHOWTIME® boxing fans will have another chance to catch this rising star on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, Dec. 3, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11:05 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.

“I get recognized around my neighborhood but I want the world to know me now,” said the 6-foot-2, 27-year-old Kayode from Lagos, Nigeria, who will fight savvy veteran Ed “The Georgia Thumper” Perry (17-4-2, 10 KOs) of Frankfort, Ind., in a 10-round cruiserweight main event. “The more people who know me the better. Hopefully they will stop me now and say, ‘Hey, I saw you knock that guy out on SHOWTIME.’ ”

In the co-feature former Cuban Olympian Luis “La Estrella” Franco (7-0, 5 KOs) also continues to make a name for himself when he faces Eric “Outlaw” Hunter (15-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout. (more…)

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Lateef “Power” Kayode figures it’s just a matter of time before he is stopped by a …


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Francisco wins WBA 115 lb crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photo by Siamsport

Drian Francisco (20-0-1, 16 KOs) became the WBA interim super flyweight champion as he scored a tenth round TKO over WBA #2 Duangpetch Kokietgym (52-2-1, 21 KOs) on Tuesday at the Bungkan school in Nongkhai, Thailand. This was an impressive victory of a hot Filipino prospect over an experienced Thailander who had not been beaten since 1997. This bout was a closed affair in the opening round with Francisco being considered a little better with his more accurate punches. But the show turned to Duangpetch starting in round two when he displayed vicious body attacks, although a low blow caused referee Steve Smoger to pause the contest for a minute in round four. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photo by Siamsport Drian Francisco (20-0-1, 16 KOs) became the WBA interim super flyweight champion as he …


Boxing News

Pitalua-Paredes in Kissimmee

On December 10, All Star Boxing/Tuto Zabala, Jr. and Deportes TELEMUNDO will return to the Kissimmee Civic Center, the venue that has hosted many of the company’s boxing shows during the past 10 years; its regular popular series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO has filled Civic Center on many occasions. The main event is a classic battle of: “Youth Vs. Experience” when former WBC Youth world champion Ed “The Lion” Paredes of Miami, Florida via Dominican Republic will face his toughest opponent in hard punching veteran Antonio Pitalua of Mexico City, Mexico via Monteria, Colombia in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBO Latin welterweight title at stake. (more…)

On December 10, All Star Boxing/Tuto Zabala, Jr. and Deportes TELEMUNDO will return to the Kissimmee Civic Center, the venue …


Feature Story

Carl Froch speaks

Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch and his coach Robert McCracken put together a master class performance which the power-punching strongman Arthur Abraham had no way of overcoming in Helsinki at the weekend. Froch, who moves into second place on the Super Six: World Boxing Classic scoreboard behind tournament leader and WBA champion Andre Ward, will now face veteran hard man Glen Johnson in the New Year.

“It was a satisfying and utterly dominating performance on Saturday night if I say so myself. Before the fight, the press and bookmakers were all split over the likely outcome between us.” Said Froch from his Nottingham home. “Arthur Abraham was seen as someone with a fantastic defence which was only bettered by his heavy hands. But I knew that if I could blow the cobwebs off my boxing skills and stay focused, there was simply no way he would beat me. I needed to make a statement and I think everyone will agree that Saturday’s effort was exactly that.” (more…)

Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch and his coach Robert McCracken put together a master class performance which the power-punching strongman Arthur …


UFC

Bonnar at home in Octagon

Stephan Bonnar (15-7) makes life as a fighter look so much easier than it is.

Perhaps it’s because he’s been deep in the water more times in his career than most guys get their whole lives. Perhaps it’s because he’s trained with the likes of Carlson Gracie and Sergio Penha, and that’s about as good as it gets when it comes to Brazilian jiu jitsu . . . Click here for more by Mike Straka, UFC.com

For more info on TUF Finale: Bonnar vs. Pokrajac, go to www.ufc.com

Stephan Bonnar (15-7) makes life as a fighter look so much easier than it is. Perhaps it’s because he’s been …


Feature Story

Martinez wants big fights

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

A little less than two weeks ago, Sergio Martinez’ life changed forever (or at least the foreseeable future). In the second round of his highly anticipated rematch with Paul Williams, Martinez blasted his foe with a vicious left. The shot sent Williams crumbling face first to the canvas and launched Martinez into boxing’s stratosphere.

Though Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) became an overnight celebrity, somebody forgot to tell him the party is in his honor . . . Click here for more

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone A little less than two weeks ago, Sergio Martinez’ life changed …


Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Alberto Mosquera 140 vs. Jorge Pimentel 139
Carlos Melo 105 vs. Walter Tello 105
Dirceu Cabarca 108 vs. Edwin Díaz 107
Azael Cosio 146 vs. Edwin Gamboa 147
Renan Acosta 127 vs. Gabriel Dorado 128
Jean Piero Pérez 114 vs. Franklin Solís 114
Nehomar Cermeño 122 vs. Hugo Berrio 120
Everardo Castillo 122 vs. José María García 122
Venue: Centro de Convenciones Atlapa
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Max (Panama)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Alberto Mosquera 140 vs. Jorge Pimentel 139 Carlos Melo 105 vs. Walter Tello 105 Dirceu Cabarca …


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Francisco wins WBA 115lb crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Drian Francisco (20-0-1, 16 KOs) became the WBA interim super flyweight champion as he scored a tenth round TKO over WBA #2 Duangpetch Kokietgym (52-2-1, 21 KOs) on Tuesday at Bungkan school in Nongkhai, Thailand. Francisco dropped Duangpetch twice in round six and destroyed the Thailander with a tough right uppercut in round ten. (more to come).

By Damrong Simakajornboon Drian Francisco (20-0-1, 16 KOs) became the WBA interim super flyweight champion as he scored a tenth …


Boxing News

Chavez says he’s fighting now

After losing several days of training, unbeaten WBC #1 middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (41-0-1, 31 KOs) resumed his preparation on Monday for his fight this Saturday against Pawel Wolak (27-1, 17 KOs) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Junior worked out for two hours under the eye of trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning coach Alex Ariza. “I was knocked down by a nasty flu, but thank God I was able to train this afternoon and I felt very good,” said Chavez Jr. “I’m taking a risk with the fight with Wolak, but I did a lot of preparation with a great trainer in Freddie Roach and his team and that gives me the confidence to move forward.” The Son of the Legend fell ill last week with a bad cold that prevented him from training for several days and put into question his fight with Wolak at the Honda Center.

After losing several days of training, unbeaten WBC #1 middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (41-0-1, 31 KOs) resumed his preparation …


Boxing Result

Vicente destroys Perez

By Robert Coster

Promising Dominican Jr Featherweight, WBA #13, Jenifel Vicente (19-0-2, 13 KOs) excited the local crowd in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, with a brutal knockout of Colombian visitor Jonathan Perez (17-8, 14 KOs) in just two rounds on Monday night. Perez opted as a strategy to trade punches with Vicente, a muscular, bomb-throwing dynamo. And he sorely paid the price as the ever attacking Vicente landed a thunderous right hand on the young Colombian’s chin at the beginning of the second round. Perez just crumpled to the mat where he received the full count and laid prone for various minutes. With this explosive victory Vicente acquires the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.

The co-main event saw 2008 Olympic Champion Felix Diaz (8-0, 5 KOs) win a five round technical decision over tough Colombian veteran Edinson Garcia (17-11, 6 KOs). Diaz won every round but did run a good sweat as the game Garcia fought back gallantly until a slip in fifth round led to a torn or bruised muscle on the visitor’s thigh which effectively put an end to the fight. The scorecards then unanimously favored Diaz, as expected. The eight-rounder was disputed in the welterweight class. Diaz mentioned after the fight that he would now like to move to fighting the ten round limit.

By Robert Coster Promising Dominican Jr Featherweight, WBA #13, Jenifel Vicente (19-0-2, 13 KOs) excited the local crowd in San …


Boxing News

Burgos back in Tijuana

Upon arriving to his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, previously undefeated Juan Carlos Burgos (25-1, 18 KOs) reflected on his recent defeat in Nagoya, Japan, when he faced legendary Hozumi Hasegawa (29-3, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC Featherweight title. After 12 brutal non-stop rounds, Burgos lost the fight on all three judges scorecards 117-111 (twice), and 116-111.

“I told all the reporters in Japan that I had no excuses, I fought a rough Japanese opponent that did the same as me, he gave it his all. I won’t take that away from him, he had a better night and his hand was raised at the end. But I disagree with a few things that happened during the fight; for one, I got a point deducted on the eighth round for a supposed unintentional head butt. Referee Roberto Ramirez Jr., saw it as a butt but it was a punch, a clean punch, that cut Hasegawa’s eye.” (more…)

Upon arriving to his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, previously undefeated Juan Carlos Burgos (25-1, 18 KOs) reflected on his recent …


Boxing News

Nate Campbell retires

Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell (33-7-1, 25 KOs) has decided to hang up his gloves after suffering a split decision loss to journeyman Walter Estrada (37-13-1) Saturday night on the Juan Manuel Marquez-Michael Katsidids HBO card in Las Vegas. Campbell got a late start in boxing, turning pro near his 28th birthday in 2000, but shocked the boxing world in 2008 by dethroning the then undefeated Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz in a bullring in CanCun, Mexico to win the IBF, WBO, and WBA lightweight titles. Campbell’s then promoter Don King’s inability to land a meaningful fight following the Diaz upset led to a year layoff and an eventual move to the jr. welterweight division where Campbell had a no contest with world champion Timothy Bradley and a decision loss to “vicious” Victor Ortiz.

The always colorful Campbell released the following statement after Saturday’s loss to Estrada:

“First of all, I want to let everyone know that I’m fine. But after thinking about Saturday’s fight, I know it’s time for me to hang it up. I’ve reached the point where I can still see the openings, but I just can’t get my shots there in time. In this business, a tenth of a second delay is too much. (more…)

Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell (33-7-1, 25 KOs) has decided to hang up his gloves after suffering a split …


Boxing News

Arthur Abraham Update

Former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham told BILD that he’s just not a super middleweight. “The others are simply larger. I’m always the smallest,” he stated. King Arthur added that he will still be challenging Andre Ward for the WBA super middleweight title in the Super Six semi-final and will remain with trainer Uli Wegner.

Former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham told BILD that he’s just not a super middleweight. “The others are simply larger. …










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