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Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

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Coleman-Paris collide Aug 5

By Francisco Salazar

In what is a stellar fight on paper, Tim Coleman (19-1, 5 KO’s) and Vernon Paris (24-0, 14 KO’s) are scheduled to meet in a 10 round junior welterweight bout on Friday, August 5th at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. It should be a compelling bout between two of the quickest fighters at 140 pounds. Also on the card and fresh off his impressive knockout performance over Archie Ray Marquez last month, Art Hovhannesyan (14-0-1, 8 KO’s) will take a major step up in class, as he takes on former world title holder Cristobal Cruz (39-12-2, 23 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout. As if the card were not stacked enough, Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Beninati told Fightnews.com that Said El Harrak (10-1, 5 KO’s) faces local fighter Francisco Santana (12-2-1, 6 KO’s) in a crossroads bout between young prospects. ESPN2 Friday Night Fights will televise the card. Tickets start at $35 in a venue where there is not a bad seat. Tickets could be purchased by calling 1-800-CHUMASH.



July 22nd, 2011



Scale Watch

Fury, Chisora weigh in

"The Big Brawl" is LIVE on PPV July 23!

Photo: Action Images

From London, England for “The Big Brawl” televised on PPV:

For the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship:
Dereck Chisora 261 vs. Tyson Fury 255.5

For the British Light Welterweight Championship:
Ashley Theophane 138.25 vs. Jason Cook 139.75

For the British Southern Area Light Middleweight Championship:
Ryan Toms 153.5 vs. Pat McAleese 153.75

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2011 – 3 PM/ET 12 PM/PT
WHERE: Wembley Arena, London, UK
PROMOTER: Hennessy Sports

PPV INFORMATION: Distributed in the United States via Pay-Per-Viewing by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95 (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times); the telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers

 



July 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Cabazon, CA

Anthony Dirrell 169.5 Kevin Engel 174*
Joseph Elegele 145 vs. Aaron Martinez 146
Kurtiss Colvin 159 vs. Cleven Ishe 159
Julian Williams 154 vs. Raul Rodriguez 154
Roman Morales 120.25 vs. Juan Tepoz 120.25
DonYil Livingston 162.5 vs. Cameron Allen 163
Dushane Crooks 156.5 vs. Greg Baca 157
* Engel four pounds over the contract weight

Venue: Morongo Casino, Cabazon, CA
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: ESPN2
Tickets: 951-755-5391
Doors Open: 4:30 PM
First Bout: 5 PM



July 22nd, 2011

Feature Story

It’s TYSON Time

Tyson Fury says he is more than ready for his moment of truth against British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora on Saturday night at Wembley Arena. The 6ft 9′ Mancunian, with Irish ancestory, has come in for some criticism for how outspoken he has been leading up to his clash with Chisora but unbeaten Fury says he will back up the talk and claim the titles he has always wanted.

“The Big Brawl” PPV event is being distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.

It is by far Fury’s biggest test and he is aware that some may feel it has come a bit too soon but the 22-year-old has no doubt he will produce a performance to remember. “I’m in the shape of my life for the fight of my life and Dereck Chisora won’t know what hits him on Saturday night,” said Fury. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Feature Story

Khan-Judah final presser


Report & photos by Chris Cozzone

Only a proclamation by Don King or a Floyd Mayweather workout could’ve been any longer than Thursday’s marathon press conference for Amir Khan-Zab Judah, held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . click here for more



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Ash eyes world title fight

Ashley Theophane is eager to show that there is not just one British fighter who can be at the top of the light-welterweight division this Saturday night at Wembley Arena. While WBA World champion Amir Khan clashes with IBF champion Zab Judah in the early hours of Sunday morning GMT, Theophane defends his British light-welterweight title against former European lightweight champion Jason Cook.

“The Big Brawl” PPV event is being distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET– 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Argenis Mendez Update

From Team Mendez
Photo: Craig Gibson

After months of waiting and multiple proposed opponents, Argenis Mendez (18-1-0) will get to contest the world title he so desperately craves. Dominican fighter Mendez will meet Juan Carlos Salgado (23-1-1) over 12 rounds for the vacant IBF super featherweight title in Mexico on the 20th of August. In what has been a frustrating time for Mendez he is currently finishing up his training camp in Manchester, England with his coach Lee Beard before they set out for America on Friday. Mendez and Beard will put the finishing touches to the training camp in the States and then head out to Mexico for the fight. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

WBO championship update

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel reports on the status of several WBO champions:

WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley: “The WBO will study the legal status of our great champion Timothy Bradley. We respect our champion and we don’t want to affect his career. However, we should be consider other ranked fighters who aspire to contest to the title in this division. We suggest to the Championship Committee to consider an interim title between the two best ranked fighters in the 140lb division. Champion Bradley is inactive since February 29, 2011 when he unified titles after beat Devon Alexander.” Bradley is in litigation with his promoters.

WBO jr middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk: “In the 154 pounds division, Serhiy Dzinziruk and Lukas Konecny have an agreement to face on September 30 in Czech Republic. This division has been inactive due to Dzinziruk’s legal issues with his former promoter. For this reason, WBO approved an interim title fight to be held in Ukraine next July 30 between Zauerbek Baysangurov and Mike Miranda. Winners of both fights (Dzinziruk-Konecny and Baysangurov-Miranda) will have 90 days after September 30 to face each other.”

WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire: “We are going to talk with Top Rank to know about the status with Donaire. If the litigation is not finished, we are going to wait for the information about the date of his next title defense.”

WBO super bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce: “Jorge Arce is the current 122lb champion and the only Mexican champion in four different divisions. If he decided to go down to 118 pounds to fight for a title of another body, we consider the possibility of make an interim title with the two best ranked fighters at 122 pounds.”



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Mansour-Guinn on Aug. 19

By Rick Scharmberg

Heavyweight knockout artist Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (14-0, 11 KOs) will step up in class to face Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (33-7-1, 22 KOs) in a ten round heavyweight bout on Friday, August 19 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. They will be fighting for the vacant IBF North American heavyweight title, as well as the interim NABO Inter-Continental heavyweight title. In the co-feature, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (25-3, 16 KOs) will take part in a junior welterweight bout for the interim NABA title against an opponent to be determined. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the promoter. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma pulling for Salido

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

“I’ve definitely come to support Orlando Salido in his fight against Japan,” said former featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez on his arrival in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Juanma’s conqueror Salido will defend his belt on Saturday against Japan’s Kenichi Yamaguchi. “I want him to win. I don’t want to fight the Japanese fighter. My interest is Salido to win, so I’ve come to cheer.” Juanma is currently is running and doing some weights to keep fit, but then plans to go into full training for his rematch against Salido. “I don’t know the Japanese fighter. I’ve seen one of his fights, but he takes many punches, so Salido must strike hard and possibly win by knockout.” (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Arce to fight for WBC 118 belt?

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

The World Boxing Council is considering Cristian “El Italiano” Esquivel to dispute the WBC’s bantamweight green belt against WBO 122lb champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce in the event that Nonito Donaire is no longer being recognized as WBC champion because of his inactivity in the ring. Arce and Esquivel are the highest ranked after Abner Mares, who will contest for the IBF title in the SHOWTIME bantamweight tournament finale.



July 22nd, 2011

Feature Story

“Other” Dirrell in spotlight

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten, yet untested super middleweight Anthony Dirrell wants to have a breakout performance so he does not have to live in the shadow of his well-known brother. He will get that opportunity on tonight. Dirrell will take on Kevin Engel in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA. The bout will be televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

The bout will headline a scheduled seven-bout “Fight Night at Morongo Casino Resort” card, presented by Gary Shaw Productions.

Anthony Dirrell is the twin brother of super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell. Often times, both fighters have fought on the same card, but Anthony usually fights on the non-televised undercard, while Andre has fought numerous times in televised main event or co-features bouts. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

James Parison 168.5 vs. Eddie Hunter 166.5
Adrian Vargas 139 vs. Frankie Martinez 139
Joe Delgadillo 235 vs. Charles Tucker 252
Pablo Armenta 136 vs. Federico Martinez 135.5
Adolfo Landeros ?? vs. Manuel Sarabia 134.5
Venue: Four Points Sheraton, San Diego, California
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents in Association with Jorge Marron Productions



July 22nd, 2011

Photo Gallery

Slideshow: Mayweather workout


Photos by Chris Cozzone

Photos from today’s Floyd “Money” Mayweather workout in Las Vegas: click here



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Spadafora back in the gym

Photos: Michael Monz

“The Pittsburgh Kid” Paul Spadafora has just started training camp at Buzz Garnic’s Round 2 Gym in California, Pennsylvania. The still unbeaten Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) is hoping a match against fellow former world champ Joan Guzman (30-0-1, 17 KOs) can be made for late August. The other fighter pictured is “Lighting” Rod Salka (12-1). He will be fighting August 26 just outside Pittsburgh. (more…)



July 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tucson, AZ

Christopher Martin 123.4 vs. Jose Silveira 123.3
Oscar Godoy 150.4 vs. Warren Snapp 148.2
Alfredo Contreras 169.4 vs. Kevin Riding 165.6
Mark Salser 137.2 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 137.8
Pahoron Gastellum 162.6 vs. Roberto Yong 160.8
Luis Borrego 146.8 vs. Carlos Lozano 148
Venue: Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



July 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Wach-McBride presser

Photos/Report: Przemek Garczarczyk
“I will stand on my head to win this fight” – said undefeated 6-6 Mariusz Wach (24-0, 12-0) after today’s press conference at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, (New Jersey). 6-8 Kevin McBride (35-9, 29 KO) will fight “Viking” Wach on July 29 in Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville (Conn). Polish fans (fight will be televised live by TVP 1, Polish state television) will be also closely watching one the biggest Polish heavyweight talents and one of the most controversial fighters, 22-year old Artur Szpilka (6-0, 4 KO). (more…)



July 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Rosinsky stops Ramirez

By David Burke, Ringside
Photos: Alex Gorokhov

“Brighton Shore Fights” made an exciting and successful debut July 20th at Oceana Theater in Brooklyn, NY. A packed crowd enjoyed exciting fights and performance by upcoming music stars Jeana Zettler and Big Frank. Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Sledin had to go the distance against an experienced journeyman Hector Rivera. The high paced fight saw Rivera survive a 1st round knockdown. The fight had exciting exchanges with Sledin controlling the fight with his energy and activity. Cletus took home a four round unanimous decision. For more details and photos click here…



July 21st, 2011

UFC

Strikeforce at the scales

From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 live on Showtime:

Roger Bowling 171 vs. Bobby Voelker 171
Sarah Kaufman 135 vs. Liz Carmouche 135
Shawn Jordan 255 vs. Devin Cole 239
Ovince St. Preux 205 vs. Joe Cason 205
Adlan Amagov 185 vs. Ronald Stallings 184

Prelims:
Lionel Lanham 202 vs. T.J. Cook 204
Anthony Smith 186 vs. Ben Lagman 185
Maka Watson 155 vs. Bill Cooper 154
Sterling Ford 155 vs. Brian McLaughlin 156

For more info on Strikeforce, visit www.Strikeforce.com



July 21st, 2011

Photo

Floyd works out


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Floyd “Money” Mayweather invited British fans in town for Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah to drop by his gym this afternoon to watch him work out. Stay tuned for more photos.



July 21st, 2011




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