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Broner: I’m going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Broner: I'm going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Photos: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Former three-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and super lightweight contender ...

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Pacman joins Algieri in San Francisco

Pacman joins Algieri in San Francisco

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao speaks with San Francisco Chronicle newspaper executive editorial staff during an interview, Thursday ...

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Edis Tatli gearing up for world title clash

Edis Tatli gearing up for world title clash

Report/Photos: Pasi Taavitsainen Unbeaten lightweight Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs), who will challenge WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) on ...

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Andre Berto ready for Steve Chambers

Andre Berto ready for Steve Chambers

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/TRAPPFOTOS Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) and his team are preparing to close training camp on ...

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Golovkin-Rubio kick off press conference

Golovkin-Rubio kick off press conference

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO's) and WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio "Veneno" ...

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Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Johnson-Judah!

Light heavyweight standouts Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah have unfinished business with each other after their disputed draw in 2003.  On Friday, February 27th, they finally get their chance to get it on again at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and tickets are now on sale for what promises to be an explosive rematch. Priced at $152, $102, $52, and $22, tickets may be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com for Johnson vs Judah II, a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing. (more…)



January 27th, 2009



Boxing News

Cotto/Pavlik PPV undercard!

The wildly popular John Duddy of Ireland will take on Matt Vanda and undefeated Anthony Peterson faces Edna Cherry on Top Rank’s Cotto–Pavlik PPV event on Saturday, Feb. 21. Bob Arum made the announcement today. Duddy vs. Vanda and Peterson vs. Cherry will be at Madison Square Garden where Cotto will fight for the world welterweight championship against Michael Jennings.  On the same PPV, Kelly Pavlik will defend his world middleweight crown against challenger Marco Antonio Rubio at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. “I am excited, as is everyone at Top Rank, about this championship night of boxing in two locations — Madison Square Garden in New York City and at Kelly’s hometown in Youngstown,” said Arum. (more…)



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek-Banks official!

Newly-crowned IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City and Golwice, Poland returns to Newark’s Prudential Center on Friday, February 27th to make the first defense of his world title against Detroit’s undefeated Johnathon Banks when Main Events and Ziggy Promotions, in association with K2 Promotions, bring boxing back to “The Rock.” The inaugural event of Main Events’ “Brick City Boxing Series” at the Prudential Center also will be aired on Showtime as part of its ShoBox boxing series. (more…)



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Karpency eyes first belt!

On Friday January 30th at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia, 23 year old, Tommy Karpency (15-1-1 10 KOs) is scheduled to face Cory Phelps (13-4-1 7 KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant WBA Fedecentro light heavyweight title. Promoted by Simons’ Promotions, the five bout card also features hot super middleweight prospect, Jimmy Lubash (12-1 6 KOs) in the eight round co-feature. Lubash will meet durable journeyman James North in a West Virginia State elimination match. Both Karpency and Lubash are managed by Pat Nelson and promoted by Steve Simons. (more…)



January 27th, 2009

UFC

Guida takes on Diaz

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

Since winning The Ultimate Fighter 5, Stockton, California’s Nate Diaz has been on an unexpected tear through the UFC lightweight division. With five quality wins under his belt in a little less than two years, the 23-year-old look to take on the biggest test of his career in perennial contender Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. Although he’s improved each time he’s stepped into the Octagon, is the high octane Guida going to be too much, too soon?   . . .  Click here for more

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Valero to join Top Rank?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten Venezuelan superstar Edwin Valero could soon be an official member of the elite Top Rank stable of fighters. Sources report that a promotional pact would kick in after Valero’s showdown with Colombian Antonio Pitalua for the WBC interim lightweight belt. Valero-Pitalua is expected to take place in March, possibly in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo and be available on U.S. television. One of the more interesting fighters in the sport, Valero opened his career with 18 consecutive first round knockouts and has compiled an unblemished career mark of 24-0 with all wins coming by knockout. He held the WBA super featherweight world title and defended it four times before vacating that belt and moving up to lightweight. Valero is also considered to be a viable opponent for Manny Pacquiao.



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Spivey gets NABO title shot!

Welterweight Dorin Spivey (35-5, 28 KOs) will now meet WBO #6 Antonin Decarie (20-0, 6 KOs) for Decarie’s NABO belt this Friday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The bout will be the televised co-feature on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Now managed by Pat Nelson, Spivey’s biggest wins to date have been against Michael ‘No Joke’ Stewart and Canadian Billy Irwin. “Initially scheduled to fight for the NABA belt on December 30th, I never left the gym after that bout fell through. I am ready to take full advantage of this great opportunity,” Spivey stated. The card is promoted by Group Yvon Michel and features the IBF junior welterweight title clash between Herman Ngoudjo (17-2) and Juan Urango (20-1) in the ESPN2 main event.



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in San Diego!

By Felipe Leon

On February 12, Bobby D. Presents has joined forces with Jorge Marron Productions to showcase the first professional bout card on the year in San Diego. The five fight showcase will be headlined by an eight round bantamweight state championship fight between Christopher Martin (12-0-2, 2 KOs) and Trinidad “Trini” Mendoza (24-18-2, 19 KOs). In their last face off, the undefeated Martin won a hard fought decision over the hard hitting veteran. (more…)



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Vasquez could return in June!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican superstar and WBC emeritus super bantamweight world champion Israel “Magnifico” Vázquez will likely return in June. He is recovering well from retina surgery in his right eye. Vasquez could return as a featherweight. Sources close to Vasquez do not rule out the possibility of a fourth fight against countryman Rafael Marquez at some point.



January 27th, 2009

Boxing News

Oscar payoff denied!

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has denied a claim made on the air by HBO announcer Larry Merchant that Oscar De La Hoya was not in attendance at Saturday’s clash between Sugar Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito because he was paid $5 million by a T-shirt company to instead attend an MMA event. Schaefer reportedly said Oscar “didn’t make a penny.” Merchant, who celebrates his 78th birthday on February 11th, recently re-upped with HBO for another two years.



January 26th, 2009

UFC

Varner gets the nod!

Faber back in the mix at WEC 38

Report by Brady Crytzer, photos by Joe Cordova

World Extreme Cagefighting made its return to California to host its first event of 2009 where lightweight champion Jamie Varner successfully defended his title for the second time against a very tough Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after being hit with an illegal knee. As Varner could no longer continue, the judges decided the fight giving Varner the split decision victory . . . . Click here for more



January 26th, 2009

Twitter Watch

Official Mike Tyson Statement!

Iron Mike denies comeback rumor

Mike Tyson through his management team has released the following statement on his website officialmiketyson.com:

“The rumors about me fighting Evander Holyfield are just that, rumors.  Last week the rumors had me making a marriage proposal to a girl from England and this week they have me fighting Evander in October.  The facts are I am promoting my documentary, TYSON, which comes out April 24th on the big screen, working on a book and looking forward to the release of the new EA Sports Fight Night 4 video game. ”

Mike Tyson


January 26th, 2009

Feature Story

Chagaev plans big 2009!

Drumond, Valuev, then Klitschkos

WBA heavyweight champion in recess Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev has all of his boxing ducks, so to speak, lined up in a row but first he has to get past unbeaten #10 rated Carl Davis Drumond in the 12-round main event February 7, headlining “The Champion Returns” in Rostock, Germany. “[After defeating Drumond], I will show who the real champ is by beating Valuev for the second time,” Chagaev said from his training camp in Hamburg. “Then I want to unify all of the belts. I want to fight the Klitschkos. I respect them for what they’ve reached in the heavyweight division, but I know them very well and I can beat them. 2009 will be my year.” (more…)



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschkos target Valuev!

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have announced that they feel WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev (holder of the only major heavyweight belt not held by a Klitschko) is avoiding them. “Around the world fans and experts want to see this fight,” WBC heavyweight Vitali Klitschko said today a news conference in Moscow. “But these promoters are doing everything to make sure that this fight doesn’t go ahead.” IBF/WBO/IBO champ Wladimir added “The most important thing is to bring the [Valuev's WBA] belt to the family.” The chance of a Klitschko-Valuev match coming anytime soon is remote, however. Valuev is committed to facing Ruslan Chagaev next (should Chagaev get past Carl Davis Drumond on February 7th). Vitali is committed to facing Juan Carlos Gomez and then Oleg Maskaev. Wladimir has an optional defense coming with David Haye and Chris Arreola having been mentioned as possible opponents.



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Hatton camp on board!

The off-and-on Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton clash is definitely on. Pacquiao finally signed for the bout last week and now the Hatton camp has acknowledged that the super fight is a go after the agreement was confirmed over the weekend. An official announcement is expected this week for the bout that will take place on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a 140lb weight limit.



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Ramirez to face Maccarinelli!

WBO interim cruiserweight champion Victor E. Ramirez (14-1-1, 12 KOs) will defend against ex-champ Enzo Maccarinelli (29-2, 22 KOs) on March 14th at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Promoter Frank Warren will confirm whether Ramirez-Maccarinelli will be for the full WBO title later today. Ramirez won the belt with an upset stoppage of Alexander Alekseev on January 17th. Also on the fully-loaded card is Marco Antonio Barrera against Amir Khan and WBO super featherweight champion Nicky Cook against mandatory challenger Roman Martinez.



January 26th, 2009

UFC

Hughes, Serra, Sherk on UFC 94

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

There will be plenty of discussion this week heading into UFC 94’s mega-clash between lightweight champion BJ Penn and welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in Las Vegas. After all, this is a highly-anticipated rematch pitting two of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters, and big fights always make for big business—especially in the futile business of predicting who’s going to do what to the other  . . .  Click here for more by Chuck Mindenhall, UFC.com 

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 26th, 2009

Boxing Result

Monshipour TKOs Hughes!

By Christian Chataignier

Former world champion Mahyar Monshipour (30-3-2, 20 KOs) won the second fight of his comeback at bantamweight, beating Sean Hughes (15-9-1, 1 KO) by an eighth round stoppage on Saturday evening at the Palais des Sports in Pau, France. After the first two rounds, Monshipour began his usual torrid pace with a lot of work to the body, breaking down Hughes progressively. The Frenchman connected with beautiful combinations with both hands. Finally, at the beginning of the eighth round, the referee Jerome Lades stepped in to stop the beating.
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In another notable fight, super bantamweight Daniel Sassou Kodjo (27-14-4, 7 KOs) dominated Hungarian Zsolt Nagy (12-6, 5 KOs), getting a unanimous decision after ten rounds.



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Povetkin-Estrada is on?

By Alexey Sukachev

IBF heavyweight mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (16-0, 12 KOs) will most probably put his lofty world rank at stake on April 4th against American prospect Jason ‘Big Six’ Estrada (15-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder. Both fighters took part in 2004 Athens Olympics. Estrada, three-time USA super heavyweight champion, was outpointed in quarterfinals by Cuban Michel Lopez Nunez, while Povetkin, now ranked IBF #1 and WBO #4, went ahead to become the first ever Russian super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist. “Alexander hasn’t boxed for a long time and then there was an unsettling injury,” commented Povetkin’s co-manager Vladimir Hrunov. “The fight with Estrada is 90 percent on. It will take place in Germany but we are still looking for a venue. Make no mistake. Estrada is a dangerous opponent who will be up for a stern test for Sasha, not a tune-up fight. It’ll be a heated duel between two former Olympians and a nice match-up to watch.”



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Canchila-Segura rematch!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA interim light flyweight champion Cesar Canchila (27-1, 21 KOs) of Colombia and Mexico’s Giovanni Segura (19-1-1, 15 KOs) will meet in a rematch on February 28th in Toluca, Mexico. It will be the second consecutive fight between the two. Canchila took an unexpected but clear decision over the previously unbeaten and highly regarded Segura in July at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. That was the first fight for Canchila outside of Colombia. He is currently the only reigning boxing world champion that Colombia currently has.



January 26th, 2009

Boxing Result

Taylor destroys Jewel!

By Gary Sarti

The “Flood City Winter Rumble” returned professional boxing to the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown, PA on Saturday night. In the main event, hometown favorite Andres “Taylor-Made” Taylor (5-0-1, 2 KOs) scored a TKO victory over Phillip Jewel (4-5-1 3KOs) to capture the vacant WBF Americas cruiserweight title. Taylor floored Jewel with a series of overhand rights, his “Taylor-Made” punch. Referee Ernie Shariff stopped the fight at 2:29 of round one. (more…)



January 26th, 2009

UFC

Varner gets split nod over Cerrone

Faber back in the mix at WEC 38
Photo: Joe Cordoba

Photo: Joe Cordova

Results by Brady Crytzer

World Extreme Cagefighting made its return to California to host its first event of 2009 where lightweight champion Jamie Varner successfully defended his title for the second time against a very tough Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after being hit with an illegal knee. After four round of furious action, a downed Varner ate a knee from the challenger that badly disoriented him. As Varner could no longer continue, the judges decided the fight giving Varner the split decision victory. Scores read 49-46 twice in favor of the champion Jamie Varner. The dissenting official scored the botu 48-46 in favor of the challenger.

In the WEC rematch of the year, “The California Kid” Urijah Faber used a well rounded attack to submit former UFC lightweight champion in the opening round with a guillotine choke. The official time of the tap was 1:34. Faber won a five round unanimous decision over Pulver in June of 2008. (more…)



January 26th, 2009

Boxing News

Mosley takes out Margarito!

Ringside by Felipe Leon & Francisco Salazar
Photography by Chris Cozzone 

If the victory over Puerto Rican sensation Miguel Cotto was the birth of a boxing superstar, then his fight against Shane Mosley, last night at the sold-out Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles, was Antonio Margarito’s baptism by fire.

Outclassed by Mosley and losing nearly every round, Margarito lost his claim to the welterweight throne when he was stopped 43 seconds into the ninth round, in a lopsided clash for his WBA welterweight belt.

Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) took the lead early in the first with hard left uppercuts from the inside and straight right hands from the outside. At first, Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs) only smiled as he continued forward, throwing off balanced punches that missed more than they landed.

Click here for full report and photo gallery



January 25th, 2009

Feature Story

Mosley: I want mega-fights!

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Edgar Gonzalez

“I want to fight mega-fights,” said 37-year-old three-division world champ Sugar Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) after dethroning reigning welterweight king Antonio Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs) with a barrage of right hands in the ninth round of a scheduled twelve.  Mosley controlled most of the rounds with a picture perfect game plan of boxing from the outside and clinching in the inside to slow down the much bigger Margarito, who never looked to be in the fight. Mosley, the local boy from Pomona, California, was very respectful toward Margarito. “Just because he lost you shouldn’t see him any different. I tip my hat to Margarito. He stepped in the ring with a veteran such as myself. We worked very hard in Big Bear and it showed tonight.” (more…)



January 25th, 2009

UFC

The team that GSP built!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Although the names Firas Zahabi and Jonathan Chaimberg may not carry as much weight in MMA circles as that of Greg Jackson or Phil Nurse, that could soon change if Georges St-Pierre has his way  . . .  Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC.com 

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 25th, 2009

UFC

WEC weigh-in results

WEC 38 is LIVE on VERSUS TONIGHT!

Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC

Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC

From the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, Calif., for tonight’s card airing live on Versus at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

Main Event – WEC Lightweight Title
Donald Cerrone (154.5) vs. Jaime Varner (155)

Jens Pulver (146) vs. Urijah Faber (145.5)
Mike Campbell (170.5) vs. Danillo Vilefort (170.5)
Rolando Perez (145) vs Jose Aldo (145.5)
Anthony Njokuani (156) vs. Ben Henderson (156)
Edgar Garcia (171) vs. Hiromitsu Miura (170.5)
Ian McCall (135.5) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)
Frank Gomez (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135.5)
Jesse Lennox (170.5) vs. Blas Avena (171)
Seth Dikun (136) vs Charlie Valencia (134)



January 25th, 2009

Boxing News

Huck vs Arslan on horizon?

“Today I showed that I can box well against uncomfortable opponents,” said Marco “Captain” Huck (24-1, 19 KOs) after retaining his European cruiserweight title with a third-round TKO victory over previously unbeaten Geoffrey Battelo (18-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday. “I am very pleased to have ended the fight in such spectacular fashion. My goal has always been the world title and I will keep working hard to win it.” Next up for Huck could be a showdown with the EBU mandatory challenger and former world champion Firat Arslan. (more…)



January 25th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz-Katsidis in April?

By Lee Bates

According to sources, a bout between former two-time lightweight champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (36-4, 26 KOs) and former WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (23-2, 21 KOs) is close to being finalized for Friday, April 10th in a lightweight attraction. The card will be promoted by Two Feathers Promotions, Top Rank, and Sycuan Casino. The venue for the bout would be at the Morongo Casino and the bout would televised on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fight series. Meanwhile, Katsidis is also slated to face Angel Hugo Ramirez on January 31st at Cebu City, Philippines.



January 25th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mosley TKOs Margarito!

20,820: largest crowd ever at Staples Center
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Francisco Salazar & Felipe Leon at ringside

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) is a world champion again as he dominated WBA welterweight world champion Antonio Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs) , earning a stoppage victory in the ninth round before a pro-Margarito crowd at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. The 20,820 in attendance was the largest crowd to ever see an event at the arena. Mosley began the bout aggressively and won most of the exchanges between the two fighters. Margarito had his moments during the middle rounds, but Mosley consistently landed the harder and more effective combinations. Mosley hurt Margarito, ultimately dropping him at the end of the eighth round. Although Margarito survived the round, Mosley went in for the kill in the ninth round and had Mrrgarito reeling against the ropes until Margarito’s corner threw in the towel, prompting referee Raul Caiz to stop the bout at 43 seconds of the round.
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In his first bout under the Golden Boy Promotions banner, Robert Guerrero (23-1-1, 16 KO’s) stopped Edel Ruiz (31-22-4, 22 KO’s) in the first round. A hard left hook to the body ended matters at 43 seconds as referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout. A two-time world champion at the featherweight limit, Guerrero is now campaigning at 130 pounds. This was his first fight in 11 months.
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2000 Olympian Matvey Korobov (3-0, 3 KO’s) destoyed Jose Florentino at 2:28 of the first round. The Russian Middleweight dropped Florentino to the canvas with two left hands. Florentino (3-4, 3 KO’s) stood up, but referee David Mendoza stopped the bout as Florentino was in no condition to continue. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan gets press to himself!

Arce a no-show at LA press conference
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Edgar Gonzalez

IBF/WBC/WBA champion Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs), of Sydney, Australia pokes fun at his opponent Jorge “Travieso” Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs), who was unable to attend the press conference at the Wilshire Grand, downtown L.A., today, hyping their February 7 Showtime-televised fight. Unable to attend, Arce sent Darchinyan a pair of eggs — “huevos” — to help him in the ring February 7. Darchinyan, coached by promoter Gary Shaw, turned it around, saying the eggs were laid by “Chicken” Arce. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing News

New Azteca America boxing series!

Solo Boxeo II kicks off Feb. 6

By Felipe Leon

In a small packed conference on the second floor of the Wilshire Grand Hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Bob Arum of Top Rank along with Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions announced the new boxing series “Solo Boxeo” which will be televised by Azteca America. Although the frequency of the episodes or the actual night they will be broadcast have not been finalized according to Top Rank CEO Arum, the first fight card has been scheduled for Friday February 6th between fan friendly welterweight Jesus Soto-Karass (22-3-3, 16 KOs) and Carson Jones (18-6-1, 10 KOs) in a ten fight. The telecast will be held at the Maywood Community Center in Maywood, CA. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Huck destroys Battelo!

Photo: Sauerland Event

Photo: Sauerland Event

By Alexey Sukachev

Highly regarded European champion Marco Huck (24-1, 19 KOs) retained his belt in front of a fully packed Erdgas Arena in Riesa, Sachsen, Germany, destroying previously undefeated yet untested Belgium knockout artist Geoffrey Battelo (18-1, 15 KOs) at the end of the third round. Battelo fearlessly started the action in the first round, trying to stalk Huck around the ring to a little success though. The Belgian fighter worked behind the jab but EBU titleholder Huck (IBF #3 and WBA/WBC #6) established a solid defense to negate Battelo’s best punches. At the end of the round Huck connected with a couple of huge blows himself almost knocking off-balance Battelo down. The pace was measured in the second round with Battelo trying to turn the bout into brawl. Huck was well aware of these intentions keeping Belgian guest at the end of his jab. Both fighters stated toe-to-toe action in the third round but Marco Huck was by far the best of the two in exchanges. Battelo was slightly wobbled since the midst of the third stanza, considerably wobbled at the start of the last minute and finally went down after a huge right uppercut by Huck with only twenty seconds remaining. Battelo barely beat the count but Huck jumped right on him firing punches in bunches. The fight was stopped right near the bell (2:57) by referee Guido Cavalleri. All in all, another impressive performance by Huck who is in line for tougher challenges from now on. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Holmes decisions Dowdy!

By Jacob Chavez at ringside

Octavius James’ One In a Million Boxing, Inc. kicked off the New Year with a night of solid boxing action on Friday night at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana. In the main event, super middleweight Jimmy “The Fightin School Teacher” Holmes (18-1-2, 9 KOs) outpointed journeyman Tyrone Dowdy (4-18, 3 KOs) in a six round rematch. Their first encounter during February of last year was marred by excessive holding by Dowdy to the point of disqualification. This time around proved to be very similar, as Dowdy’s main arsenal consisted of hitting while holding onto Holmes’ body; but for this match they would go the distance. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Ayala, Flores triumph!

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

By Butch Gottlieb at ringside

Former middleweight title challenger Elvin Ayala moved to 19-3-1 8 KOs with a workman like unanimous decision over Anthony Bartinelli (23-11-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. Scores were 80-72, 80-72 and 79-73. Also, cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores (22-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round stoppage of 261lb Matt Hicks (13-4, 12 KOs) in a heavyweight bout.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Holm-Lamare report/gallery

Report & photos by Chris Cozzone

Holm wars with the ‘Torro de France’, outboxes but not outslugs for decision win: Holly Holm might’ve outboxed Myriam Lamare last night at the Isleta Resort & Casino, south of Albuquerque, N.M., but she certainly did not outslug what many consider her toughest opponent to date. In her most exciting performance yet, Holm abandoned her customary role as matador to lock horns with the ‘Torro de France,’ throwing down to rev up the sold-out showroom . . . Click here for full report & gallery



January 24th, 2009




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