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Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Cinco de Mayo comes one month early with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley welterweight championship pay-per-view ...

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Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten 2012 Olympian lightweight Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) looked good in his first main event appearance, dismantling ...

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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

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Boxing News

British Boxing Buzz

Nick Blackwell targets Jamie Cox for British title

Anthony Joshua is on a roll

Can Amir Khan tempt Floyd Mayweather?

Or is Amir Khan running scared from Kell Brook?



June 2nd, 2015


Boxing News

Wilder gearing up for first defense and beyond

Photo: Bill Hoffman

Photo: Bill Hoffman

Unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will make the first defense of his title when he meets Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KOs), of Raymondville, Texas, on June 13 at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. “We have a lot of other opponents, but Molina was the one to understand the opportunity that lies at hand,” said Wilder. “Some people can price themselves out and some teams make it so difficult that the fight won’t happen. They can really block themselves out from getting the fight. You can have the money or the opportunity. Molina understands what the situation is, and he stepped up to the plate and understands the opportunity at hand to be the world heavyweight champion.

“My last fight I proved to everyone what I was capable of. I can go 12 rounds and take a punch. I can be just as fresh in the 12th round as the 1st. The sky’s the limit in what we’re trying to do. I represent the state. Even though I’m from Tuscaloosa, it’s not just where my gym is in Northport or Coffeeville. I represent the state of Alabama. I need a home territory and a home state not only where we can bring in local people, bring in the nation, but also bring in the whole world.”

Wilder also recently raised some eyebrows when he accused mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin of steroid use! “I think he’s juicing. He’s looking too big,” Wilder told USA Today’s Bob Velin. “I have people that have trained him and know him, and being from a different country, they have different techniques that they use. He’s on some kind of steroids. But you know, that’s just my opinion.” The WBC has ordered Wilder and Povetkin to begin negotiations in mid-June.



June 1st, 2015


Boxing News

Lara-Rodriguez clash on Spike next Friday

No televised boxing on Friday night this week, but SPIKE returns to the airwaves next Friday (June 12) when WBA “regular” super lightweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) faces Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Additionally, light heavyweight knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) is set to square off against Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KOs) in the co-feature.

Last week’s Khan-Algieri fight on SPIKE averaged 772,000 viewers. The first PBC show on SPIKE (Josesito Lopez-Andre Berto) did 869,000 viewers in March, then Badou Jack-Anthony Dirrell drew 569,000 viewers in April.



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilson, Caputo Smith meet 6/20 for PA title

On June 20, King’s Boxing will present a boxing card at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In the main event, Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-9-1, 7 KOs) will take on Anthony Caputo Smith (15-4, 10 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the Pennsylvania cruiserweight championship.

In the 8-round co-feature, Keenan Collins (15-9-3, 10 KOs) will take on Pavel Miranda (19-10-1, 6 KOs) in a middleweight bout.



June 1st, 2015


Boxing News

DeGuardia says Algieri a legit contender

Promoter Joe DeGuardia says that Chris Algieri “clearly established himself as a legitimate contender” in the welterweight division in spite of the 12-round decision loss to Amir Khan last Friday night (May 29) at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. In the most aggressive performance of his 22-fight professional career, Algieri was moving forward throughout the 12-round tilt, putting the pressure on Khan from the outset. In Khan’s unanimous decision win, judges Joe Pasquale and Benoit Roussel both scored the fight 117-111. But Don Ackerman’s card had it much closer at 115-113, and many ringside observers, and those watching on television, also scored it close (Spike TV televised as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series). (more…)



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Nicholas Walters

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank


By Robert Coster

Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) is training hard in preparation for the defense of his WBA featherweight title against Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 13th. In 2014, the Jamaican-born Walters burst into the boxing limelight with brutal knockout victories over Vic Darchynian and Nonito Donaire. Now, “The Axeman” will be facing the challenge presented by the Colombian Marriaga, who is little-known but said to be extremely dangerous. It will be a showdown between two unbeaten KO artists. It will also be a grudge fight in view of the fact that Walters lost to Marriaga in the pre-Olympic trials in 2008. Fightnews asked Walters a few pointed questions regarding the upcoming battle. (more…)



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

Report/Photos by Felipe Leon

Twenty year Tijuana straw weight sensation Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez (12-0, 5KO) kept his unbeaten record and proved that he is ready for the next step as he completely dominated his toughest opponent to date when he took a unanimous decision over Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez (23-15-1, 6KO) in the ten round main event Saturday night. The fight card, presented by Gonzalez Boxing Promotions in association with Round 13 Promotions, took place at the Carnitas Tepatitlan Music Hall in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.

Rodriguez landed the week of the fight from the mountains near Mexico City where he was part of the IBF jr. flyweight champion Javier “Cobra” Mendoza’s camp while Vazquez of Mexicali, Mexico, had faced the better opponents between the two with fights against the likes of former champions Brian Viloria and Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez and current champs “Cobra” Mendoza and Donnie Nietes. (more…)



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Miguel Marriaga

Photo courtesy King Sports

Photo courtesy King Sports


By Robert Coster

Featherweight title challenger Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) of Cartagena, Colombia is largely unknown in the United States where he has fought only once – an impressive 6 round stoppage of Christopher Martin in 2014. On June 13th, he’s facing WBA champion Nicholas Walters and some boxing pundits see Marriaga as a sleeper that presents a real danger to the reigning champion. The two have met before and Marriaga won a decision over the Jamaican at the pre-Olympic Trials in 2008. Now the 27-year-old Colombian is saying that on June 13th history will repeat itself. Fightnews.com contacted Marriaga with questions about the upcoming battle.

Nicholas Walters says he doesn’t remember the fight he lost to you. Do you remember it?

He doesn’t remember me, does he? Well, I do remember beating him and I’m doing it again on June 13th. (more…)



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves headlines in Erie, PA

Bizzarro Promotions is ready to bring back professional boxing to Erie, PA for the first time in over three years at the luxurious Presque Isle Downs Casino with a star studded card featuring some of the top prospects in the region. Headlining the show will be an international eight round super bantamweight contest as Cleveland Ohio’s Antonio Nieves (11-0, 5KOs) is set to tangle with tough Hungarian Gabor Molnar (16-7, 10KOs). (more…)



June 1st, 2015

UFC

Dropkick Murphys headline UFC International Fight Week

UFC® and the Fremont Street Experience today announced that multi-platinum recording artists Dropkick Murphys will headline the Fremont Street Experience concert on Friday, July 10, as part of the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The concert, which is free to the public, will be located at 425 Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Tanaka wins WBO title in 5th pro bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

19-year-old unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (5-0, 2 KOs), 105, very impressively acquired the vacant WBO 105-pound belt as he kept outspeeding and outpunching Mexican Julian Yedras (24-2, 13 KOs), 105, to win a unanimous decision over twelve fast rounds on Saturday in Komaki, Japan.

The official tallies read: Salven Lagumbay (Philippines) and Sawang Thaweekoon (Thailand) both 117-111, and Luis Ruiz (Puerto Rico) 115-113, all in favor of Tanaka, who thus won the world throne in his fifth pro bout. The referee was Samuel Viruet (US) who also moved so well as the busy-moving contestants. Tanaka, whose amateur mark was 46-5, 18 stoppages, displayed fast jabs, quick combinations and effective left hooks, and maintained the initiative despite the game Mexican’s occasional retaliation. Tanaka proved a real thing with such a fine performance as he looked like a young and small Sugar Ray Leonard. (more…)



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

New WBC Francophone ratings as of June 2015.

WBC Francophone Chairman Houcine Houichi has released the June ratings of the WBC Francophone championships. The full set of ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

The next activity for the WBC Francophone title will take place on June 20 in Montreal between Hypolite Schiller and French Kevin Thomas Cojean. At stake will be the vacant supermiddleweight title.
On the same day, June 20, will also be held the first WBC Francophone title in France between Sebastien Madani and Islam Teffahi. They fight for the superwelterweight title. This fight will take place in Rumilly.

The WBC Francophone title with chairman Houcine Houichi was accepted at the last WBC Convention and started activity on January 1 of this year with so far 2 champions crowned.

The first was Hedi Slimani from Belgium who won the lightweight title and the second Herve Hubeaux, also from Belgium, won the heavyweight title.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The hype builds for heavyweight hopeful Anthony Joshua.

Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder returns home for a title defense

Kell Brook eyes defense against Brandon Rios

Brook claims Amir Khanmust be scared



June 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Zurdo Ramirez meets and greets fans

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated Mexican knockout artist and #2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez meets and greets fans during an event for the WBC: World Boxing Cares in East Los Angeles. Ramirez will headline Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. Ramirez will be taking on Dereck “The Black Lion” Edwards in a 10-round super middleweight bout which will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV® at 10:00 p.m. ET. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

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May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Festival

Video/Photos: Top Rank

The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated #3 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo celebrated his upcoming HBO Boxing debut by pressing the flesh and throwing some leather for his fans in New York. He appeared at The Bronx Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday for a “meet & greet” session with fans, then ended the day with a public workout.

Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Latino lightweight title against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs), of San Antonio, Saturday, June 13, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The card will also feature World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs), of Jamaica, defending his world title against Top-10 contender Miguel “The Scorpion Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), of Colombia.Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more…)



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez KOs Hinojosa in third round

Photos: Esdel Palermo

Last night in Cataño, Puerto Rico, WBO Latino bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over former world title contender and WBA #11 rated Luis Hinojosa (27-9, 17 KOs). A solid straight right hand on Hinojosa’s face, immediately ended up the fight. Hinojosa was unconscious for a while.

“The training camp went very well and here are the results. I didn’t expect the fight to end so early but I just took the opportunities that were available at the time, and delivered my punches,” Rodriguez, who is ranked #11 by the WBC and #9 by the WBO. (more…)



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua has July date in Manchester

Unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) became the first fighter to stop Kevin Johnson, ending it inside two rounds on Saturday. “People say that guy will test me, this guy will test me. It is only going to get tough,” said Joshua, “and I will fight tougher opponents, the game doesn’t stop.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added, “That was devastating. We witnessed the future Heavyweight champion of the world. We have to do things right and we will progress him at the right pace. He will be out in July in Manchester and you will love the fight we have here for September 12. He is a great fighter and he is Great British. We have a few names there but we will fill this place again. This guy is going to beat every single Heavyweight in the world. We have a chance for a heavyweight to fly the flag for Great Britain and let’s all enjoy the journey of Anthony Joshua.”



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

McLeod-Wells wins NY State flyweight belt

By Jerry Glick

Popular NYC light-heavyweight Will Rosinsky (19-2, 10 KOs), who is a firefighter and EMT outside of the ring, was in a war Saturday night with late sub Dion Savage (12-7, 6 KOs) at the Resorts World Casino in the main event of the latest installment of the “International Fight Night” series promoted by New Legend Boxing. Rosinsky pressured Savage from the opening bell and Savage returned fire going nose-to-nose with Rosinsky for almost every minute of their eight round battle. Fortunately for the fighters and the fans, referee Mark Nelson did what all good referees are supposed to do and he allowed the fighters to fight. The scorecards read 80-72 twice and 79-73, all for Rosinsky.

In the co-feature, Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells (8-2, 1 KO) of Brooklyn won the vacant New York State female flyweight belt with a lopsided unanimous ten round decision over a game but outclassed Patricia “Patty Boom Boom” Alcivar from Queens (8-4, 3 KOs). Scores were 100-90 twice and 97-93 all for McLeod-Wells. More to follow.



May 31st, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Goiania Post Fight

Fight of the Night: Charles Oliveira (W) vs. Nik Lentz

Performances Bonus: Charles Oliveira and Rony Jason . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Oliveira settles score, subs Lentz in three

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Williams stops Bowles in six

Unbeaten featherweight prospect Tramaine Williams (9-0, 3 KOs) scored a 6th round stoppage over Josh Bowles (9-2, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Danbury Arena in Danbury, Connecticut. The show was the Inaugural Danbury Fight Night promoted by Prize Promotions. Williams showed his quick hand speed to outpoint Bowles for most of the fight. In the final round, Williams landed a booming straight left that sent Bowles down hard on his back. Bowles did well to get to his feet only to take a barrage of punches and the fight was stopped at 1:36 of round six.

Bantamweight Nate Green (8-0) remained undefeated by pounding out a 6-round unanimous decision over Timur Shailezov (17-10-1). Scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56.



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Agbeko stops Rubillar in four

Former world champion Joseph Agbeko (30-5, 23 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to defeat Juanito Rubillar (49-23-7, 24 KOs) by fourth round TKO on Saturday at El Paso Memorial Coliseum in El Paso, Texas. The bout was halted by a cut ruled to be from a punch. Time was 1:31. It was Agbeko’s first fight since his December 2013 loss to Guillermo Rigondeax. Rubbilar has now lost four straight and ten of his last eleven.



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Brook planning August return

With his sixth round stoppage of Frankie Gavin on Saturday, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook took his unbeaten record to 35-0 and said that the best is yet to come as promoter Eddie Hearn revealed a late-August date for his third defense. “You’ll have to speak to Eddie,” said Brook about his next fight. “It’s getting boring now, me and Amir Khan. He doesn’t want to hear it. I have the title so why not come and fight me. Frankie had the cojones to get in a fight with me so I take my hat off to him.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added, “It’s deja vu. We did this in Sheffield nine weeks ago. Everybody wants Brook against Khan but what can you do? He is waiting for Floyd Mayweather but that fight isn’t happening in September. Apparently he thinks it could happen next May. It’s a waiting game and it is disappointing for the British public because Kell Brook wants to fight Amir Khan. We get excited about it but lose the excitement when you can’t see it happening. We look on, we look at the likes of Brandon Rios, Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao. August 29 was pencilled in before Gavin, potentially at Bramall Lane in Sheffield – he needs those big fights and those big names from America to come over. At the end of august or beginning of early September in Sheffield we need to bring him a big name now.”



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto hits New York City

Photos: Hector Santos/Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has arrived in New York City for the first defense of his belt against Daniel Geale. “We are really happy to be here in New York. It feels like being home. We had a great a camp back in L.A. and we are ready to perform on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,” Cotto said.

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May 31st, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Goiania Main: Condit TKOs Alves

After a long layoff due to injury, former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit got back to business Saturday at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil, and it was like “The Natural Born Killer” never left, as he scored an exciting second-round TKO of fellow contender Thiago Alves. . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Oliveira settles score, subs Lentz in three

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Gavronski, Green score TKO victories

The Battle at the Boat series hosted their 101st event at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday. In the main event, Tacoma’s Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (18-1-1) took on Tyrell “Hollywood” Hendrix (11-7-2) in a rematch of their 2011 draw which was televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The disdain between the two men was obvious, even leading to an intense scuffle at the previous day’s weigh-ins. The two traded haymakers early on, with neither man able to gain the advantage. However, Gavronski was able to find his groove in the later rounds, sending Hendrix to the canvas in the ninth for the count.

The co-main event was a short one, with Vancouver native Virgil “Black Mamba” Green (11-4) knocking out Marcelino Pineda (5-1) just one minute into the very first round. A brutal hook from Green sent his opponent to the canvas ending the fight. (more…)



May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Mendoza retains IBF light flyweight belt

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

IBF light flyweight champion Javier “The Cobra” Mendoza (24-2-1, 19 KOs) retained his title with a six round technical decision against mandatory challenger Milan Melindo (32-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. What had been a dirty bout was stopped due to a cut suffered by Mendoza and the cards had him ahead 59-53, 60-52, 60-52. Melindo was deducted a point for a low blow in round five.

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May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Saguilan humbles Buevlas, Baby Juarez stuns Confesor Hernandez

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Promociones del Pueblo

Super lightweight Nery Saguilan (33-4-1, 12 KOs) scored a bizarre second round KO over outmatched Wilfredo Buelvas (16-5, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Showing complete distain for Buelvas, Saguilan stuck out his jaw and let Buevlas hit him. Later in the round, he battered Buevlas to the ropes, started talking to someone at ringside, then hit Buevlas with a no-look right hand on the jaw to put him down for a ten count.

Flyweight Saul “Baby” Juarez (21-4, 12 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over two-time WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (30-4-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Hernandez complained of a headbutt and wanted to go to the scorecards, however Juarez was declared a TKO winner.

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May 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez tops Capulin in battle of unbeatens, Saucedo stops Giurecio in four

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Mikey Williams Top Rank

In a clash of unbeaten super featherweight prospects, Saul “El Dinamita” Rodriguez (17-0, 13 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Antonio “Kid Crisis” Capulin (14-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California. Rodriguez scored a knockdown in round one, then unleashed a furious assault in round two that Capulin did well to survive. After that the pace slowed and Rodriguez went on to a unanimous verdict. No scores were announced.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (18-0, 13 KOs) impressed again with a fourth round TKO against Jake “The Bull” Giurecio (17-4-1, 4 KOs). Saucedo dropped Giurecio with a left hook in round three and the bout was waved off after Saucedo staggered Giurecio with a barrage of punches in round four. Time was :49.

WBC #8 rated cruiserweight Dmitro Kucher (23-1, 17 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Bobby Thomas Jr. (14-4-1, 9 KOs). After completing the first round Thomas went back to his corner and he informed the corner he couldn’t continue. Referee Ray Corona then stopped the contest.

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May 31st, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Goiania Prelims: Jason, Jussier Victorious

Back in action for the first time since May 31, 2014, former Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner Rony Jason made a winning return Saturday night, submitting American Damon Jackson in the first round of their featherweight bout at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Di Rocco stops Lepelley to retain EBU title

European super lightweight champion, IBF #4 and WBC #10 Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs) retained his European title moments ago at the Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy with an eighth round KO over French Alexandre Lepelley (18-4-1, 3 KOs).

OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Deejay TV televising live in Italy.



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Brook batters Gavin, Joshua massacres Kingpin, Linares halts Mitchell, Selby dethrones Gradovich

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) scored a one-sided sixth round TKO over over Frankie Gavin (22-2, 13 KOs) in an all-British showcase on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Brook, a 16:1 favorite, had it all his own way. The end came in round six with Brook mercilessly battering Gavin on the ropes. Time was 2:51.

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO against former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-7-1, 14 KOs). Joshua dropped Johnson twice in round one and “Kingpin” was saved by the bell. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist Joshua finished the job in round two, battering Johnson until the bout was waved off at 1:22. It was the first time Johnson has ever been stopped and also his fourth straight loss.

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares (39-3, 26 KOs) retained his title with a come-from-behind tenth round TKO against Kevin Mitchell (39-3, 29 KOs). Mitchell dropped Linares in round five, but the champion came back strong to bust up Mitchell’s face. He finally pounded Mitchell to the deck in round ten and the bout was stopped moments later. Time was 2:57. At the time of the stoppage, Mitchell was ahead on two cards, with the third card even.

Featherweight Lee Selby (21-1, 9 KOs) outclassed and dethroned previously unbeaten IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (19-1-1, 9 KOs). The bout was halted at the start of round eight due to a cut over Gradovich’s right eye. Selby won by technical decision 79-73, 80-72, 79-73.

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KOs) needed just 24 seconds to annihilate journeyman Tomas Man (13-9-1, 8 KOs). photos



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Detroit

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

I thought of something Tarick Salmaci said two decades ago when he scuffled, looking oh-so-bad in winning a listless decision over Stacy Goodsen in Detroit: “I look like a bum when I fight bums.” I thought of Salmaci’s line, which he had uttered to then-manager Jackie Kallen because of last night’s co-main featuring Dorell VanHorn, Jr., VanHorn might have said the same thing to Kallen after pounding out a unanimous-six (on all three) verdict over Bruce Rumbolz. Kallen manages VanHorn.

Middleweight VanHorn, 8-0, won against an opponent who had won just two fights in fifteen years (twenty losses, one draw) in the co-feature of a seven bout card put on by Kallen and Connie Shamoun under the banner of Big Al Promotions (Al Low) at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Shamoun’s son, Zachariah, now a 3-0 featherweight, also had in front of him an opponent, Antonio Gonzales, who concentrated on staying erect and harassing Shamoun and then the irate crowd after the fight was stopped in the third round. (more…)



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

DeAlba dominates Uribe

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night at the Stadium Holiday Inn in South Philadelphia, PA, reigning UBF super featherweight champion Frankie DeAlba (16-1-2 6KOs) put together another dominant performance, with a sixth round knockout of Bernardo Gomez Uribe (13-4, 9KOs). In the eight round co-feature of the card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, Steve Upsher Chambers (25-4-1, 6KOs) dropped rugged veteran Alejandro Rodriquez three times in the opening two rounds on his way to a much tougher than expected unanimous decision victory. (more…)



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Danbury, Connecticut

Tramaine Williams 124 vs. Josh Bowles 123.75
Nate Green 118 vs. Timur Shailezov 118
Josh Crespo 124.5 vs. Edgar Cortes 121
Cassius Chaney 244 vs. Ruben Ortiz 210
Oscar Bonilla 132 vs. Andrew Bentley 131
Jair Ramos 139 vs. Osnel Charles 138
Wellington Romero 145 vs. Evencii Dixon 145
Rich Neves 154.5 vs. Gilbert Alex Sanchez 154

Venue: Danbury Arena
Promoter: Prize Promotions (AJ Galante)
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
Tickets: $100, $75,$50, $25 – can be purchased at www.prizepromotions.net or call 203.544.2WIN.



May 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Khan-Algieri Scorecard

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll

Here’s the round by round scoring for Friday’s welterweight clash between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Scores were 115-113, 117-111, 117-111 in a bout some thought was closer. Interestingly, two judges scores round twelve for Khan, who for the most part was on his bicycle. Had Don Ackerman scored round twelve for Algieri, his card would have been a draw.

khan-algieri-scorecard



May 30th, 2015




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