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Photos: Stephanie Trapp /SHOWTIME It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. ...

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By Bob Caico Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Brandon Adams 161 Raymond Gatica 158 Vitaliy Kopylenko 160 Willie Monroe, Jr 160 Donovan Dennis 226 Nate Heaven 233 Simeon ...

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Boxing News

Weights from Aurora, Colorado

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By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Manny Perez 136 vs. Ronnie Reams 137
Alfred Romero 140.5 vs. Jeremiah Torrez 141.5
Joaquin Perez 153 vs. Steve Victor 157
Donovan Estrella 127 vs. John Nunez 125
Tony Hiser 266 vs. Jose Romero 266

Venue: The Stampede in Aurora, Colorado
Promoter: AirTight Boxing
Time: First Bell at 7:30/Tickets: TicketsWest.com or at the door
Matchmaker: Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas



September 20th, 2013



Boxing News

Weights from Kissimmee, Florida

Photos: All Star Boxing

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 121.8 vs. Guillermo Avila 122
(WBO Latin jr featherweight title)

Israel Vazquez 108.6 vs. Felipe Rivas 109
Ariel Vega 118 vs. Samuel Rodriquez 117.8

Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Tuto Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo 11:35 PM (ET)
More weights and photos…



September 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Mayweather-Alvarez still making big headlines in the news: “Judge dread” “Mayweather shows Showtime the $$

Vegas was booming last weekend, thanks to Mayweather: More

Community remembers Jacksonville boxing great Ken Norton: More

Kimbo Slice is back in the press, talking about trying to get a shot at famous four-round heavyweight fighter Butterbean. More



September 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Mayweather-Canelo fight sets record as highest-grossing pay-per-view event of all time

Last Saturday’s blockbuster boxing event — THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO — ranked as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, with nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue reported to date. The news was announced today by Showtime Networks Inc., a division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS), in conjunction with event promoters Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
The SHOWTIME PPV presentation of THE ONE surpassed the previous record of $136 million generated by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing event in 2007.

Preliminary reports from distributors show pay-per-view buys projected to be 2.2 million. While not fully reported from all distributors, the total buys could challenge the existing record of 2.48 million pay-per-view buys set by De La Hoya vs. Mayweather. The initial report immediately following the De La Hoya vs. Mayweather event in 2007 was 2.15. THE ONE has already exceeded the previous #2 event, the infamous World Heavyweight Championship bout between Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II (1.95 million, 1997).



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Richard Steele remembers Ken Norton

norton-steele300 “We met in North Carolina at the All Marine Corps Championship in 1963. We both won our divsion. Ken was a heavyweight and I was a middleweight. We then went to California to get ready for the 1964 Olympic Trials, we both lost. We continued to fight amateur on the west coast. I got an honorable discharge in 1965 and turned pro in 1966 in Los Angeles. I was training under the legendary trainer Eddie Futch and one day he asked me if I knew Ken Norton and I said yes we boxed for 4 years in the marine corps together. Eddie asked me what I thought of Ken and I told Eddie that he was a hell of a fighter. Eddie said he has been asked to train Ken Norton. So once again we were on the same team. Although I was much smaller than Ken, Eddie always liked me to spar with him. After about a year under Eddie’s tutelage we were sparring and Ken knocked me down – I got back up and finished the round and said that was the first time I had been knocked down. I then realized not only was Ken twice my size but had learned more than I had. So that was the last day we ever sparred! –Richard Steele



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Fortuna opponent named

Former WBA interim featherweight titleholder and current WBC #8-ranked super featherweight contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Colombian veteran Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 24-year-old Fortuna, from La Romana, Dominican Republic, will be looking to rebound from the only blotch on his professional record, a controversial draw with former Olympian Luis Franco in August of this year. Fortuna lost his interim title on the scale last April.



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing in Puerto Vallarta on October 12

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Boxing return October 12 to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for an event at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta featuring the return of former WBC world champion and female boxing legend Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (37-7-3, 16 KOs) who defends her WBC International super flyweight title against the Thailand’s Buakaew Onesongchaigym (6-1, 0 KOs) .

Also on the card is a WBC bantamweight silver title fight between two strong highly regarded warriors, Julio “Pollito” Ceja (24-1, 14 KOs) and Juan José “Goofy” Montes (23-3-2, 14 KOs). The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast by Televisa.



September 19th, 2013

UFC

UFC to host Fight for the Troops event on FOX Sports 1

Live From Fort Campbell, KY, November 6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and FOX Sports 1 have joined forces to present UFC Fight For The Troops, a special three-hour live televised event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in support of the brave men and women serving our nation in the United States Armed Forces. Headlined by Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy and featuring armed forces veterans Liz Carmouche and Colton Smith, the fights will be attended by thousands of soldiers from Fort Campbell, home to the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (more…)



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Adam Booth confirms rumors of his split with George Groves

By James Slater

On tonight’s episode of Ringside on Sky Sports, Adam Booth, the former trainer of unbeaten super-middleweight George Groves, confirmed that the rumours saying he and Groves have split are indeed true. Groves, heading into the biggest fight of his career – against the formidable Carl Froch, for the IBF and WBA 168-pound titles on November 23rd – is now seen as having a major disadvantage. Still, despite Booth stating on camera how he has split up with Groves, adding how he has “no further comment” on the matter, fans and experts continue to speculate that the rumor is that and nothing more, intended to throw off Froch.

If – and it doesn’t really seem to be a big if – Groves is in need of a new trainer, just who might it be, and how will Groves’ preparations for the Froch fight be without mastermind of strategy Booth?



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Adonis Stevenson: Knockouts sell, so I want to win by knockout

An Adonis Stevenson-Tavoris Cloud media conference call was scheduled for Thursday to promote their September 28th light heavyweight title fight airing live on HBO from Bell Centre in Montreal. Cloud, however, was a no-show so WBC world champion Adonis Stevenson had the media all to himself.

“He’s gonna make a mistake, I’m going to catch him,” said Stevenson. “Knockouts sell, so I want to win by knockout and in boxing people want to see the knockout. Everybody wants to see a knockout and all my fights I want to win by knockout.”

As for Cloud blowing off the conference call? “I don’t care what he thinks or what his team thinks. I have a job to do on September 28 so I’m going to do my job and knock him out. He’s not on the conference call, but next week he’s coming to Montreal so I’m gonna see him anyways.”



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

1st Belgian Golden Gloves Awards

Yesterday at the Grand hotel, Brussels, superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme was among a select public of boxing personalities and former Belgian boxers to attend the 1st Belgian Golden Gloves Awards. Alex Miskirtchian a former EBU champion, was elected best Belgian boxer of 2012 by Belgian sportjournalists. Miskirtchian is scheduled to fight Sofiane Takoucht of France on January 11 in a IBF eliminator.Belgian Golden Gloves 2013
From left to right on the picture.
Calliope Slagmulder: Best female amateur boxer.
Stéphane Jamoye (EBU bantamweight champion and WBC #1): Best fight of the year.
Alex Miskirtchian: Best male boxer of 2012.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Bilal Laggoune: Best professional prospect.
Dodji Ayigah: Best male amateur boxer.
Daniel Van de Wiele: Best Belgian ringofficial.
The only missing was Delfine Persoon in trainingscamp in Spain for her upcoming fight on Oct 4 in Gent. She received the award of best female professional boxer 2012.

The event was an excellent initiative from Marc Duvinage and promoter/manager Alain Vanacker.



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko: My goal is to win by KO

Photo: KMG

IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko held his media day in training camp. He and his trainer Johnathon Banks are preparing for the upcoming fight against WBA “regular” heavyweight beltholder Alexander Povetkin at the SC Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow on October 5.

Wladimir Klitschko: As an amateur Alexander Povetkin was a World and Olympic champion, he has not lost a fight in his career and has never been on the canvas. He is the best opponent I’ve ever had….My goal is to win the fight by KO.



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Wild Card Gym Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Gene Blevins/Top Rank

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) of Puerto Rico held a media workout Wednesday at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. Cotto is preparing for his comeback bout against veteran and two time world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs) of Danbury, Connecticut by way of the Domincan Republic. Cotto-Rodriguez will take placeOctober 5th live on HBO World Championship Boxing from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

“Everything is going very well I feel relaxed and in great shape,” Cotto told Fightnews.com. “I expect a good fight. I am prepared for him, this is what I have trained for,” Cotto added.

Teaming up for the first time, Cotto and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach were on display as the two worked together demonstrating great chemistry in the newly added room downstairs at the Wild Card. The former world champion was in beast mode as ripped away on the Hall of Fame trainer’s punch mitts. (more…)



September 19th, 2013

UFC

Schaub back on the right side of the road

Brendan Schaub isn’t the driver he used to be. Oh, he still goes fast, but these days he avoids the brick walls. And by the way, we’re really talking about fighting and his UFC career thus far . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Manny Perez coming home

By Eric “Sugar Foot” Duran

As high school student’s return to school and high school football teams prepare for their homecoming games, one of Colorado’s most beloved sons returns home to the comfort of his loyal fans. Manny Perez’ roots and blood trace back to the islands of Hawaii, but his heart will forever lay in the beautiful lands of Colorado, “I love fighting at home, I don’t get to as often as I would like so I’m very thankful for the opportunity.” Manny Perez had a respectable amateur career, amassing around 100 bouts while winning around 75 of those bouts. During that span, Perez won many state and regional titles, including the Ringside Nationals in 2003.

At the age of 20, a young and enthusiastic Perez would venture into the world of professional boxing, “I remember as a young fighter it was all about precise footwork and boxing skills, establishing my jab and creating angles.” He debuted in fashion, stopping Omar Vega in the 2nd round. He quickly ran his record to 6-0, culminating with an impressive victory over local prospect and ex-stable mate, Feliciano Rios. The Rios fight and events leading up to the fight, was a prelude of what was to come for Perez’ career. (more…)



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

New date for Pianeta-Minto clash

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

The card featuring former heavyweight title challenger Frencesco Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) against Axel Schulz-conqueror Brian Minto (37-6, 24 KOs) at Brandenburg-Halle in Frankfurt/Oder has been moved up a day to October 25. The card also features former light heavy title challenger Robin Krasniqi (40-3, 15 KOs) against Oleksandr Cherviak (13-2-1, 4 KOs).

Both Pianeta and Krasniqi participated in a Wednesday press conference at the the Getgoods.De Logistic Center in Frankfurt/Oder. Getgoods is the main sponsor of SES Boxing.

Francesco Pianeta: I want to defeat Minto, “The Beast.” I have to take care of something. Frankfurt/Oder is closely associated with Axel Schulz and there is some unfinished business. I got lots of experience in the Klitschko fight and I was surprised by the positive reaction. I was very happy. There was a lot to think about for me, but now I’m fired up for Minto. I want to beat “the Beast!” (more…)



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Ndlovu-Fana meet for WBA Pan African title

By Ron Jackson

Takalani Ndlovu from Gauteng moves up two divisions when he meets Mzonke Fana of Khayelitsha for the vacant WBA Pan African junior lightweight title at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre on Saturday afternoon. In his most recent fight in March this year a weight drained Ndlovu lost on points to Jeffrey Mathebula in an IBF junior featherweight eliminator. The 35-year-old Ndlovu who has a record of 33-9, 18 KOs and has been fighting as a pro for 14 years has held the South African, IBO and World Boxing Federation featherweight and IBO and IBF junior featherweight titles.

Fana is also an experienced fighter and in a 19 year career has won the South African, WBC International and IBF junior lightweight titles. He has a record of 31-6, 13 KOs. The 39-year-old Fana will only be having his fourth fight since September 2010 and is coming off losses against Sipho Taliwe (pts 12) and Paulus Moses (tko 4) (more…)



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Harrison passed the test in stopping Primera

Detroit middleweight prospect Tony Harrison was able to do what very few fighters have done when he stopped the usually durable veteran Marcos Primera (20-28-2, 13 KOs) this past Friday. Primera – due to injuries to his right shoulder and left eye – was unable to answer the bell for the third round. It had been over 7 1/2 years and 22-fights since the grizzled warrior Primera was stopped inside the distance. Since that stoppage back in February 2005, Primera has gone the distance with contenders Matt Korobov, Jesus Gonzalez and former champion Austin Trout. In fact, Primera holds a stoppage victory over top middleweight contender Curtis Stevens (July 2006) and Stevens is fighting WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin this November. “I was surprised as anyone that Primera did not go the distance,” stated matchmaker Carlos Llinas. “He gets hit and he hits back. I was in the corner when he TKO’ed (Curtis) Stevens and I know Marcos comes to win, not just to survive. I have contracted him 7 or 8 times and none of the times that he fought for me was he stopped.” *Stevens won a decision over Primera during their rematch four months later. The veteran of fifty bouts has only been stopped five times over his 17-year career. Congrats to Harrison and to the fortitude of Primera.



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Francisco Palacios: The Wizard Workout

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former two-time WBC cruiserweight championship challenger sFrancisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) has decided to help those of us who are not born with a perfect physique. “Everybody can look great and feel great, but you have to know how to do it,” says Palacios, who has just released his own workout program. “If you want to know how world class athletes stay in shape, lose weight and get ready for big fights, look no further than my 12 week program. It’s like being with me in the gym.” (more…)



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is Philly’s Danny Garcia on the verge of superstardom? More

David Haye has a prediction: Tyson Fury won’t make it out of round three. “I don’t see him going past two rounds,” says Haye. More

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t the only one cashing in from the fight last weekend. Snoop Dogg made a big bet on “Money” and posted his win on Instragram. More

The sentencing of Fernando Vargas’ former business partner, Joe Pecora, has been delayed until Oct. 8. Pecorra faces a maximum of nine years and eight months for two counts of grand theft, one count of forgery and five counts of tax evasion.



September 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Mayweather-Alvarez draws record TV ratings in Mexico

Nearly 8-out-of-10 households in Mexico with a television set tuned into last Saturday’s “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” mega-fight live on Televisa’s Channel 5. The 12-round majority decision fight, which Mayweather won, garnered a national rating of 41.1 points, which equates to a 77 percent share, 22.1 million viewers and 5.9 million television households, making it the highest-rated boxing program ever on television in Mexico. The telecast peaked with a National rating of 42 points (78.4 percent share/22.6 million viewers6 million television households) and the total program average from 8:00 p.m. CT to 12:30 a.m. CT was 30.1 points (16.2 million viewers/4.3 million television households). (more…)



September 19th, 2013

UFC

Flyweight title fight to headline TUF 18 finale

In September of 2012, Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez made history as the first two athletes to fight for the UFC flyweight title. On November 30, a little more than a year after the epic five round battle won by Johnson, the best two 125-pound fighters in the world will meet again in the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale card in Las Vegas . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton passes

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By Mary Ann Owen
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton has sadly passed away this morning at the age of 70. Norton was best known for breaking the jaw of the legendary Muhammad Ali and defeating him in a monumental upset in March 1973. He later lost two close decisions to Ali. He also fought a war with Larry Holmes is amassing a career mark of 42-7-1 with 33 KOs. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. Norton suffered a serious stroke last year. Services are pending.



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Pavlik arrested for stiffing cab driver

WKBN reports that retired former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik was charged Wednesday with ripping off a cab driver who drove him from Billy’s Bar to his Canfield, Ohio home. Pavlik, 31, was charged in Mahoning County Canfield Area Court with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. The cab fare was $25. More



September 18th, 2013

AWE TV

Brook: Senchenko fight is a must-win

See Brook vs Senchenko LIVE on AWE TV and AWEtv.com on October 26

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Welterweight Kell Brook has set his sights on a blockbuster fight in the spring of 2014 – and says the pressure is on to put in a five-star performance against Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26 at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, live on AWE TV and AWEtv.com. Brook returns to topping the bill in his hometown after he put ‘the Carson Jones saga’ to bed with a cold and calculated display in Hull in July, and welcomes the former WBA World Welterweight champion to the new-look Motorpoint Arena in a fight that Brook knows is a dangerous test.

“He’s only lost once to Paul Malignaggi, and that was stopped on cuts,” said Brook. “They don’t give World titles out for free, he’s proved he deserves to be at the top level and he’ll be the toughest test of my career. We didn’t need the fight, I’m still number one in the IBF, but when Eddie put the fight in front of me I was excited. It’s a must-win night, because the rewards are huge for the win but defeat would be damaging. (more…)



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Mijares wants WBC to honor commitment for immediate world title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares expects the newly crowned WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz to respect for his official challenger position before making an optional defense. “It’s an injustice that the WBC has decided to give an optional fight to Leo Santa Cruz, when officially they granted me the right to face the winner of Santa Cruz against Victor Terrazas. I have the document where the WBC endorsed that fact and I think they’re now arbitrarily saying something else,” said Mijares. (more…)



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Darchinyan: I made him, I’m gonna break him, Donaire: If you say you’ll destroy me, I’ll destroy you ten-fold

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Things got testy between 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan today at a press conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. They collide in a much anticipated rematch on Movember 9 at the American Bank Center.

Vic Darchinyan: Six years ago I lost to Nonito Donaire. Nobody knew about him then. I made him, I’m gonna break him.

Nonito Donaire: ‘I make him, I break him,’ I expect as much from Darchinyan. I thought age would subside a little bit of hatred, but apparently not. For that 6 years, I’ve taken everything away from him, everything he has worked for all his life, so that’s why I look forward to this fight.

Darchinyan: I will destroy you.

Donaire: If you say you will destroy me, I say likewise. I will destroy you ten-fold.

Also on hand were unbeaten former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez who meet in the co-feature.

Mikey Garcia: I really do feel I’ll become world champion once again.

Rocky Martinez: I know it’s a difficult fight, but as champion I know I’ll beat him and leave the ring with my title. I’m the only champion in my country and I’m going to keep it like that. (more…)



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Charlo-Rodriguez clash October 14 in Florida

Golden Boy Promotions returns to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Monday, Oct.14, for the latest edition of Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes featuring unbeaten junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo against New York City southpaw Jose Angel “Silver Boy” Rodriguez. The event will also feature a special guest appearance by boxing superstar and former World Champion Roy Jones Jr.



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

NSAC to make changes in judge selection procedure starting with Bradley-Marquez fight

Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman Bill Brady says there will be more NSAC scrutiny of officials assigned to high profile fights, starting with the officials working the October 12 clash between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. “There will be more questions asked, and Keith [Kizer] will be held accountable for his recommendations,” he told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We won’t be a rubber stamp anymore.”

Brady also told the paper he has apologized to Nevada Governor Rick Sandoval for any embarrassment to the State caused by controversial the Mayweather-Alvarez scorecard submitted by Commission-appointed judge C.J. Ross, who is now taking an indefinite leave of absence and unlikely to return. Brady said Sandoval expressed his concerns and informed him he “wants things done right.”



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

C.J. Ross: I’m taking a break from boxing

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The Las Vegas Review Journal and KLAS-TV reported that controversial boxing judge C.J. Ross will be leaving boxing indefinitely. Ross, under fire for scoring Floyd Mayweather’s one-sided win over Canelo Alvarez as a draw, wrote an email to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer saying “I’m taking a break from boxing, but I’ll keep in touch.” The 64-year-old female boxing judge, who was paid $8,000 to work the Mayweather-Alvarez clash, told KLAS she may not return. She will step down after 22 years as a boxing judge with the Nevada Commission. Her scoring of the Mayweather-Alvarez fight was preceded by another high profile scoring snafu 15 months ago when she had Timothy Bradley winning against Manny Pacquiao in a bout most felt clearly went the other way.



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Haye claims sparring partners would defeat Fury

Former WBA world heavyweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye plans to destroy Tyson Fury on September 28 in Manchester, and believes his roster of sparring partners would do a similar job, too. Just days from wrapping up camp ahead of the all-British showdown, Haye says he has enjoyed some of the best sparring of his career, and that each of the men brought over to help fine-tune his skills would have their way with Fury in a competitive fight. “I have no doubt whatsoever that the guys brought over for me to spar would do a number on Fury in a fight,” he said. “That’s what has made this camp so great. Rather than bringing over the typical sparring partners – guys used to just taking punishment – I have brought over a load of top-ten heavyweights, some of them unbeaten, with lots of ambition and pride.

“I have also brought over big, big punchers. So while Tyson Fury is falling into a false sense of security by sparring the likes of Steve Cunningham and Eddie Chambers – powderpuff punchers – I am testing myself against men who clearly hit a lot harder than Fury does.” (more…)



September 18th, 2013

UFC

Francis Carmont: The Time is Right

The blessing or the curse of mixed martial arts – depending on which side of the win-loss equation you’re standing on – is that there are no shortcuts. Unless you are fortunate enough to leave the Octagon with a 30 second knockout or submission, what you did in training will show up on fight night. And when it does, all the talent in the world won’t save you if you didn’t train for a 15 or 25 minute fight . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Venter and Cox clash for WBF cruiserweight belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Danie Venter has his second crack at trying to win a “world” title when he meets Shown Cox of Barbados for the vacant World Boxing Federation cruiserweight belt at the Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria on Saturday night. (more…)



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Donaire and Darchinyan hit Corpus Christi

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan ran into each other upon their arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas for a press conference Wednesday at the American Bank Center to announce their upcoming grudge rematch as part of an exciting world championship tripleheader on Saturday, November 9.

Also spotted were undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and brother/trainer Robert Garcia. Garcia will be challenging two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez. (more…)



September 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Salido working hard to take back the title

Photos: Pete Susens

Former World Featherweight Champion Orlando “Siri” Salido is training hard in the intense summer heat at Arena Osuna Boxing Gym in his native Ciudad Obregon, Mexico Salido is preparing for battle against Puerto Rican Olympian and top contender, Orlando Cruz, on October 12th at The Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The pair will be fighting for the Vacant WBO World Featherweight Title and are the semi final to legendary Juan Manuel Marquez who will be facing Timothy Bradley for the welterweight title in the main attraction.

“I am ready and as positive as I have ever been,” said Salido. “I want my title back.” He is in camp with trainer Santos Moreno and manager Sean Gibbons. More photos…



September 18th, 2013




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