Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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Scale Watch

Mundine-Wood weigh-in

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Tim Barry

Two-time world champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24 KOs) and Australian Contender winner Garth Wood (9-1-1, 5 KOs) both weighed in for tomorrow night’s middleweight showdown at Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. Mundine weighed in at 72.9 kilograms (160.7 lbs.), while Wood weighed 73kg (160.9 lbs.). more photos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Tim Barry Two-time world champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24 KOs) and Australian …


Boxing News

IBF tribute to The Colonel

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF President Daryl Peoples paid tribute to Hall of Famer Colonel Bob Sheridan today when he learned that the boxing legend had been hospitalized due to water in the lungs and a irregular heart beat. “The Colonel Bob Sheridan has been one of the greats in boxing for many years,” Peoples said. “Bob is currently in the hospital and I want to send him well wishes on behalf of the IBF. Bob is an IBF supporter and I want him to know that we are thinking about him.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF President Daryl Peoples paid tribute to Hall of Famer Colonel Bob Sheridan …



Boxing News

Boxing back in Kissimmee

Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr./All star Boxing returns Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. In the main event is a classic battle of youth vs. experience as former WBC Youth titlist Ed “The Lion” Paredes (26-3-1, 16 KOs) faces his toughest opponent in hard punching veteran Antonio Pitalua (50-4, 44 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBO Latin Welterweight Title at stake.

Zabala and manager Walter Alvarez have announced the signing of Ukraine prospect Dmitrij Szabanyin who will make his professional debut on Friday’s show. (more…)

Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr./All star Boxing returns Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. In the main event …


Boxing News

Friday’s Telefutura lineup

Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” travels to Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on Friday where undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Perez (10-0-1, 5 KOs) will face off against Jose Hernandez (10-3, 4 KOs) and undefeated featherweight Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (16-0, 13 KOs) will take on Wilfredo Acuña (13-7, 10 KOs) in a pair of eight rounders. The card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Miguel Cotto Promociones.

Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” travels to Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on Friday where undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Perez (10-0-1, 5 KOs) …




Announcement

Gus Mercurio Passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Werner Kalin

Former world championship referee Gus Mercurio sadly passed away in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Tuesday at the age of 82 years. Gus was born in Milwaulke, Wisconsin, USA on August 10, 1928 and as a teenager was a professional lightweight boxer and was also served as a Marine. He visited Australia for the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and liked the place so much he made his home there. He worked as a chiropractor and later his raspy voice and energetic personality and natural acting talents had him working successfully in Australian television in several TV series including Cash and Company (1975), Tandarra (1976) also the mini series “Power Without Glory” (1976). (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world championship referee Gus Mercurio sadly passed away in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia …


Boxing News

McCall, Oquendo weights

By Phil Doherty at the scale
Photos: Sam Cohen

Former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (54-10, 34 KOs) outweighed and former world title challenger Fres Oquendo (32-6, 21 KO) by 31 pounds in advance of Tuesday’s crossroads clash Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Oliver McCall 253 ¼ vs. Fres Oquendo 222 ¼
Brad Solomon 145 ½ vs. Anges Adjaho 147 ½*
Richard Abril 134 ¼ vs. Miguel Mungia 133 ½
Cedric Boswell 243 vs. Owen Beck 252 ¼
Luis Ortiz 230 ½ vs. Franciso Alvarez 228 ¼
Magamed Abdusalamov 247 ½ vs. Jerry Butler 294 ½
Yoandris Salinas 124 ¾ vs. Danny Aquino 121 ¾
Eric Leander 259 ¼ vs. Larry Slayton 236 ½
Inocente Fiz 150 1/2 ** vs. Anthony Woods 144 ½
Yasmany Consuegra 231 ½ vs. Watson Pierre 253 ¼

*Adjaho was over ½ lb. and Solomon allowed the weight for their bout.
**Fiz was over ½ lb. but made contracted weight of 150 lbs. on his second attempt.
Click here for more photos…

By Phil Doherty at the scale Photos: Sam Cohen Former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (54-10, 34 KOs) outweighed and former …


Boxing News

More on Klitschko-Chisora

Photos by Dmitriy Abramov/KMG

Wladimir Klitschko and Dereck Chisora participated today in the fight week press conference in Mannheim, Germany to speak about their fight on December 11. IBF, WBO, IBO and “Ring Magazine” champion Klitschko and British and Commonwealth champion Chisora will face off next Saturday at SAP ARENA Mannheim, Germany. For more details and photos click here…

Photos by Dmitriy Abramov/KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Dereck Chisora participated today in the fight week press conference in Mannheim, Germany …


Interview

Q&A: Yonnhy Perez

By Ricardo Conde
Photo courtesy Espinoza Boxing Club

IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) of Colombia takes on former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs) of Ghana in a rematch this Saturday, December 11th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA in the co-main event, which also features former title challenger and world-ranked bantamweight contender Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico taking on IBO bantamweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) with both bouts being shown live on SHOWTIME and are being co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Don King Productions. In his last outing, Perez battled Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs) to a majority draw in an exciting back and forth action bout this past May at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (more…)

By Ricardo Conde Photo courtesy Espinoza Boxing Club IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) of Colombia …



Boxing News

Adamek-Maddalone Quick Quotes

Photos by Wojtek Kubik

Earlier today at the Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ, Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27KO’s) and Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO’s) met face to face for the final press conference before their upcoming heavyweight title fight this Thursday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Adamek: I’m excited to be returning to the Prudential Center. I have been training really hard with Roger (Bloodworth) and I feel like I’m getting better and better and learning more everyday. I know that Vinny and I are going to make a really great fight and I invite everyone to come out and enjoy it with us this Thursday night.

Maddalone: I’m ready to go and really just looking forward to putting on a great show come Thursday night. I have put a lot of work in at the gym, approximately fourteen weeks of training for this fight. As I always do I am going to give everything I have and leave it all in the ring come fight night. Tomasz is a great champion and I know that he is going to be coming ready to fight and ready to go to war. For everyone in attendance and for everyone else watching at home on TV, I promise you that you are going to see one heck of a fight come December 9th. For more details and photos click here…

Photos by Wojtek Kubik Earlier today at the Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, NJ, Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27KO’s) and …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Chisora heats up

Things got testy at Monday’s press conference for IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s title defense against Derrick Chisora in Saturday in Mannheim, Germany.

Chisora said Klitschko has fought mostly taxi drivers. “I’m young, fast and hungry. Klitschko, however, is 34 and on the way down.”

Wladimir stated that Chisora is a loser and a woman beater. “As a person, you’re terrible. I’ll send you on the way back home without a title.”

Things got testy at Monday’s press conference for IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s title defense against Derrick Chisora in Saturday …


Boxing News

Pascal-Hopkins officials

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The WBC has appointed the ring officials for the December 18th clash between WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada and live on SHOWTIME. The referee will be Michael Albert Griffin (Canada). The judges are Claude Paquette (Canada), Daniel Van de Wiele (Belgium) and Steve Morrow (USA).

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada The WBC has appointed the ring officials for the December 18th clash between WBC …


Boxing News

Update on the Colonel

Benny Ricardo, who often works with Colonel Bob Sheridan on Integrated Sports pay-per-view telecasts, has some good news on The Colonel. “The Colonel came out of his almost comatose state. He had an irregular heartbeat and water in his lungs and pneumonia. The doctors say he will make a complete recovery…look for him to be blasting his voice again soon. I miss the heck out of my partner on the air.”

Benny Ricardo, who often works with Colonel Bob Sheridan on Integrated Sports pay-per-view telecasts, has some good news on The …



Boxing News

Ortiz, Peterson Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Super lightweight contenders “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Lamont “Havoc” Peterson hosted a media conference call today to discuss preparations for their upcoming fight on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Lamont Peterson:

On taking the fight with Ortiz: “With me I just love to fight. It doesn’t matter if it is a cab driver or a champion, I love to fight. When the opportunity comes up to fight on HBO against somebody like Victor Ortiz, of course I’m going to jump on it. It’s my job (and) there was no problem with me taking this fight. I think more fighters need to act that way. I’ll sign the paper to fight anyone.”

On Ortiz’ skill set: “Nothing worries me but of course you have to respect the fact that Victor can box. He can pretty much do it all and he does it well.”

Victor Ortiz:

On Peterson: “Lamont is a great fighter, it would be stupid on my end to talk bad about a great fighter.”

On Vivian Harris questioning his heart before their last fight: “I never really pay attention to what anyone says. I just take my time with things. Somebody is going to talk, I let them. I don’t say a lot. That’s not me. I was just excited to get in the ring and I was ready. I went to work and I did well.”

By Andreas Hale Super lightweight contenders “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Lamont “Havoc” Peterson hosted a media conference call today to …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Colonel Bob Sheridan, the larger-than-life broadcaster who has done blow-by-blow in over 10,000 international fights, is according to Jacquie Richardson of the Retired Boxers Foundation in the hospital in an induced coma.
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Heavyweight Jason “Big Six” Estrada has signed a promotional contract with Boxing 360. The 2004 U.S. Olympian recently underwent foot surgery to repair a longstanding planter ficitis problem.
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Our condolences go out today to Danny Williams the former British and commonwealth champion after the loss of his father Gussy/from Jimmy Hayes

Colonel Bob Sheridan, the larger-than-life broadcaster who has done blow-by-blow in over 10,000 international fights, is according to Jacquie Richardson …


Boxing News

Video: Dimitrenko collapse

European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko collapsed in his dressing room one hour before his fight with Ablert Sosnowski would have started.

European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko collapsed in his dressing room one hour before his fight with Ablert Sosnowski would have …


Boxing News

WBC orders Martinez-Zbik

By Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC has told the camps of WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik to initiate the free negotiations period for a fight for the undisputed WBC middleweight title. If there is no agreement between the parties, the WBC will conduct a purse offer on Friday, January 7, 2011 in Mexico City.

By Boxing Bob Newman The WBC has told the camps of WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and WBC interim middleweight …



Full Report

Report/gallery: Soto-Antillon

Ringside by Francisco Salazar & Felipe Leon
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

After the main event of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr-Alfonso Gomez scheduled for the “In Harm’s Way” fight card fell out some weeks ago because of a Gomez injury and then Chavez Jr. pulling out with the flu last week, Top Rank’s Bob Arum joked that the title was more than apt but for all the wrong reasons. With 2011 coming to an end, Top Rank took advantage of the date to put on a nine-bout night shock full of up-and-coming prospects and an independent PPV card that proved it did not need the “Son of a Legend” to be exciting . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Francisco Salazar & Felipe Leon Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda After the main event of Julio Cesar Chavez …


Boxing News

Arrivals at Mandalay Bay

The public is invited to attend Tuesday’s grand arrivals at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Victor Ortiz and Lamont Peterson will arrive at the casino’s main entrance around 11 a.m. Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana will follow around 11:15. An autograph session will follow.

The public is invited to attend Tuesday’s grand arrivals at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Victor Ortiz and Lamont …


Feature Story

Khan, Maidana ready for showdown

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

With several more champions at large, the true, undisputed king of the 140-pound division might not be crowned on December 11, but fight fans are going to finally know who’s the better man after the dust clears in the long-awaited showdown between quarter-champion Amir Khan, holder of the WBA belt, and his interim-version belt-bearer, Marcos Maidana . . . Click here for more

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone With several more champions at large, the true, undisputed king of the 140-pound division …


UFC

Miller looking for respect

UFC Lightweight contender Jim Miller (18-2) is looking to win a little Christmas cheer in Montreal at UFC 124 next week, when he takes on highly touted, “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year” nominee Charles Oliviera (14-0) . . . Click here for more by Mike Straka, UFC

For more info on UFC 124, visit www.UFC.com

UFC Lightweight contender Jim Miller (18-2) is looking to win a little Christmas cheer in Montreal at UFC 124 next …


Feature Story

Soto-Antillon: Fight of the Year?

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Graham Houston

It’s wonderful when a fight lives up to and maybe even surpasses expectations, and we had such a fight on PPV on Saturday night when Humberto Soto retained his lightweight title by outpointing a very brave and determined Urbano Antillon. Some thought that the judges’ scores were too close but the important thing is that the winner got a deserved, unanimous decision after a fight that had everything except a knockdown. I liked Soto to win the fight, as I wrote in a preview on the free site, and I even thought he could get a stoppage. Antillon fought above anything he has shown before, though, and pushed Soto hard in every one of the 12 rounds.

It seemed to me that Soto was always in front but that Antillon was never completely out of the fight. In the end, it was a one-point deduction from Antillon’s score for a low blow that decided the fight. Without the one-point deduction the fight would have been a majority draw.

I can’t avoid using a cliché — Antillon fought like a man possessed. It was as if, and I hesitate to say it, he was willing to die to win the fight. (more…)

By Graham Houston It’s wonderful when a fight lives up to and maybe even surpasses expectations, and we had such …


Boxing News

Photos: Konecny-Petrosyan

Photos by Eroll Popova

European super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny (46-3, 22 KOs) successfully defended his belt against Hamlet Petrosyan (29-7, 10 KOs) by unanimous decision on Friday night in Prague, Czech Republic. Click here for more photos…

Photos by Eroll Popova European super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny (46-3, 22 KOs) successfully defended his belt against Hamlet Petrosyan …


Boxing News

New monthly boxing series

Empire Sports & Entertainment headed by Shelly Finkel and Prize Fight Promotions headed by Brian Young will present monthly cards on FOX Sports Net beginning with taped shows this month and moving to live telecasts in the summer. The shows will air on Thursday nights.

Empire Sports & Entertainment headed by Shelly Finkel and Prize Fight Promotions headed by Brian Young will present monthly cards …


Feature Story

The future is now for St-Juste

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne

Despite a big win Friday night against local rival Sebastien Demers and headlining at the Bell Centre in Montreal Friday night, don’t expect Renan St-Juste to slow down as he inches closer to a big fight. At 38 years old, time is precious commodity that St-Juste and his promoters can’t afford to waste. The newly acquired NABO belt will put the powerful southpaw back into the rankings, albeit this time at 168 pounds as he agreed to move up to meet Demers.

It was a signature performance for St-Juste who too often has found himself without an opponent or not performing at an optimum level when given the opportunity.

Promoter Jean Bedard of Interbox knows that the time has to be now and not later for St-Juste, and is leaving the door open to both 160 and 168 pounds. “He had problems the last couple of times out, But tonight was his fight,” said Bedrard. “We have to find him a fight now. Right now!” (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Photo: Herby Whyne Despite a big win Friday night against local rival Sebastien Demers …


Boxing News

WBCLBM Induction Ceremony

Photo by Stacey Rivas

Fightnews.com photographer Big Joe Miranda displays his “Photographer of the Year” award at Sunday’s WBC Legends of Boxing Museum Induction Ceremony at American Sports University in San Bernardino, California. Also on hand was WBC middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez collecting his Fighter of the Year honors. Promoter of the Year was Kenny Thompson. (more…)

Photo by Stacey Rivas Fightnews.com photographer Big Joe Miranda displays his “Photographer of the Year” award at Sunday’s WBC Legends …


Boxing News

Photos: Baysangurov-Gutierrez

By Alexey Potapov at ringside
Photos by K2 Promotions

IBO light middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a brutal technical knock out in the twelfth round against Colombian power puncher Richard Gutierrez (26-5-1, 16 KOs) at the Ice Palace “Terminal” in Brovari, Ukraine on Saturday night. Click here for more photos…

By Alexey Potapov at ringside Photos by K2 Promotions IBO light middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a …


Feature Story

More on John-Saucedo

By Jeffery Pamungkas at ringside

Photo: Jeff Pamungkas

Eager for a big knockout victory, something rare in his seven year title reign, WBA featherweight champion Chris John performed with the usual high standard of boxing ability that he displayed in his previous fights with Osamu Sato, Derrick Gainer, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Rocky Juarez (twice). Although winning by convincing scores of 119-109 (Sylvestre Abainza, Pinit Prayadsab) and 120-108 (Jose Ignacio Martinez) over his foe Fernando David Saucedo, John failed to utilize the weapons that have become his trademark: jabs, straight punches, excellent footwork, body movement, and fast combinations.

Perhaps having the impression that his opponent was weak, John tried to attack Saucedo from the beginning of the bout. Saucedo absorbed John’s aggressions with his excellent cover mixed with occasional counters by left hooks which many times endangered the champion. John himself missed many potential knockout punches which hit only air in almost every round for his efforts to score a clean knockout victory for his fans. (more…)

By Jeffery Pamungkas at ringside Eager for a big knockout victory, something rare in his seven year title reign, WBA …


Boxing News

No swinging Gates in Montreal

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

One defeat in 19 fights, never been stopped, promoters could have tried selling David Lemieux’s most recent victim any number of ways Friday, but thankfully chose not to. Lemieux was downgraded from headline status for his fight with Purnell Gates, giving way to a local grudge match between Renan St-Juste that was actually shorter in duration than the Lemieux debacle, but at least was a fight for as long as it lasted.

Everyone stood in unison as to the sub-standard effort put forth by Gates and hoped that some sanctions would be forthcoming by the Quebec Commission. Gates who claimed a hand injury after the first, and perhaps only, punch he threw went down twice before his corner had seen enough and made the climb up the stairs, calling off the contest at 2:50 of the second round. (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada One defeat in 19 fights, never been stopped, promoters could have tried selling David …


Feature Story

Mundine wants Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Tim Barry

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24KO’s) will be in action next Wednesday when he will have his last contest with an Australian opponent when he hopes to defeat the Australian 2010 super middleweight contender winner Garth Wood (9-1-,5KO’s) in a ten round middleweight bout at the Acer Arena at Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Wood scored wins over former world rated Victor Oganov and Kariz Kariuki to capture the Contender 168 pound title in 2010. Mundine who is now trained by former WBO 147 pound challenger Jeff Malcolm is looking to eventual challenge Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and is also looking for fights in the USA against Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.

WBA#2 Mundine hopes to challenge for the WBA interim 154 pound title against Rigoberto Alvarez soon. Mundine said ”We are trying to get Alvarez here, win the title here and then go over there. I would probably defend against Trout or they are talking about Ronald Hearns, who is [Thomas] ‘Hitman’ Hearns’s son. I don’t care. Once I get over there, just line them up … I want to climb the ladder until I get to the best of the best.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24KO’s) will be in action …


Scale Watch

John retains WBA title

By Jeffrey Pamungkas at ringside

Undefeated longtime WBA featherweight world champion Chris John (44-0-2, 22 KOs) retained his title on Sunday with a twelve round unanimous decision over Fernando David Saucedo (38-5-3, 1 KO) at the Indoor Tennis Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. There were no knockdowns in the bout that John won by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108.

In the co-feature, featherweight Daud Yordan (27-1, 20 KOs) needed just 19 seconds to destroy Damian David Marchiano (16-7-1, 6 KOs) in a clash for the interim WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title.

By Jeffrey Pamungkas at ringside Undefeated longtime WBA featherweight world champion Chris John (44-0-2, 22 KOs) retained his title on …


Boxing News

Forbes back in action

Former world champion and season two runner-up in the TV reality series “The Contender” Steve Forbes (34-8, 10 KOs) returns to the ring December 17th in Indiana. Forbes will take on veteran Roberto Valenzuela. Valenzuela has fought the who’s who in boxing and has at least 112 professional bouts to his credit. Emmanuel Augustus was being considered as the original opponent for Forbes but it will now be Valenzuela. The eight round welterweight main event bout will take place at the Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana with Mike Leanardi (People’s Champ Boxing) promoting.

Former world champion and season two runner-up in the TV reality series “The Contender” Steve Forbes (34-8, 10 KOs) returns …


UFC

Report/gallery: TUF 12

Octagonside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The mark of a good fighter is finding a way to win after the original game plan is proven to be a failure.

Jonathan Brookins dug deep and put on a dominant performance on the canvas, defeating fellow teammate Michael Johnson to become season twelve’s Ultimate Fighter. . . . Click here for more

Octagonside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone The mark of a good fighter is finding …


UFC

Brookins crowned TUF

Postfight presser by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Two years ago, Jonathan Brookins was TKOed by an up and coming fighter named Jose Aldo who would go on to become one of the greatest fighters in the world today. The loss has been the bane of Brookins existence since. Upon entering The Ultimate Fighter 12 house, Brookins was known as the guy who Aldo knocked out. But on December 4th 2010, he is now known as the guy who won The Ultimate Fighter as he endured a first round storm to earn a unanimous decision victory over Michael Johnson . . . Click here for more

Postfight presser by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Two years ago, Jonathan Brookins was TKOed by an up and …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Holm-Saccurato 2

Ringside report by Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

Boom. Boom. Boom.

By the time the eighth round came around, that’s all that could be heard – Holly Holm’s repeatedly socking it to New York’s Ann Marie Saccurato. That is, before their 10-round rematch was cut short after Saccurato’s trainer signaled Referee Rocky Burke to end the slaughter at :51 of round eight . . . Click here for more

Ringside report by Gerardo Martinez Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III Boom. Boom. Boom. By the time the eighth round …


Boxing News

Titov inks Castillo

By Robert Coster

Photo courtesy Hoy

Russian boxing powerhouse German Titov Promotions announced that it has signed to a promotional contract 22-year-old Dominican Olympian Gilbert Lennin Castillo (3-0, 2 KOs) who fights in the light heavyweight class. Castillo was an amateur standout who represented his country to the 2008 Olympic Games in China. Titov had this to say about his new recruit, “Castillo is a young and talented boxer. He was an excellent amateur and I have no doubt whatsoever that he will perform very well as a pro.” Titov Promotions has another Dominican star in its ranks, 2008 Olympic junior welterweight gold medalist Felix Diaz. Titov traveled to the Dominican Republic to watch young Castillo in action on a boxing card last Monday and was positively impressed by the young man. Castillo will probably be fighting on another card in the Dominican Republic on December 19th. “We plan to keep Gilbert busy and move him up rapidly,” commented Titov.

By Robert Coster Russian boxing powerhouse German Titov Promotions announced that it has signed to a promotional contract 22-year-old Dominican …










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