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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri made a special appearance ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions David Sánchez 115 lbs Vs Anuar Salas 115 lbs Rodrígo García 148 lbs Vs Rey Martínez 147 lbs Luis Nery 122 lbs ...

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Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Photos: Ed Keenan / Top Rank USA Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Jose Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) from Avenal, California, spent the ...

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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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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

Boxing News

Shot of the Day!

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Unified super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan takes a breather during a workout yesterday at Tocco’s Gym in Las Vegas. Darchinyan faces Jorge Arce in an attractive February 7th showdown on SHOWTIME.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Popoca defeats Garcia!

Photo: John Booz

Photo: John Booz

By John Booz

Chicago’s 8 Count Productions kicked off its 2009 season on Friday night at Cicero Stadium. In the main event, junior welterweight fan favorite Ivan Popoca (9-0-1, 7 KOs) remained undefeated by dominating Daniel Garcia (9-9-1, 7 KOs), taking a six round unanimous decision and winning every round.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Hosono, Garcia Victorious!

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#17 Satoru “Bazooka” Hosono (14-0, 11 KOs), 126, displayed a fine knockout victory over southpaw compatriot Masaki Sawanaga (22-9-4, 9 KOs), 126, at 0:52 of the fourth round in a pier-six brawl to retain his OPBF featherweight belt in his initial defense on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Also, ex-PABA flyweight champ and WBC#23 Richard Garcia (20-9, 5 KOs), 107.75, was awarded a highly debatable majority decision (96-95, 97-96 and 96-96) over Japanese prospect Masayuki Kuroda (12-3, 9 KOs), 108, over ten. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

UFC

Penn ‘better than ever!’

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Rudy Valentino, head trainer for UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn, has plenty of nice things to say about Georges St-Pierre. He applauds St-Pierre, who will defend his UFC welterweight championship against Penn at UFC 94 on Jan. 31, for his highly skilled striking game and overall athleticism. He even tips his hat to St-Pierre for his win over Penn at UFC 58 in 2006, a fight in which Valentino thinks should have been scored a draw, but was given to the Canadian based on several late takedowns  . . .  Click here for more by Dave Sholler, 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 24th, 2009

UFC

Cerrone’s tour hits San Diego

WEC 38 is LIVE on VERSUS this Sunday!

Albuquerque, Colorado, England, Amsterdam, Canada – you name it, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been there over the last couple of months, preparing for the biggest fight of his three-year mixed martial arts career – a Sunday date with WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner in San Diego (VERSUS 9:30pm ET)  . . .  Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC 



January 24th, 2009

Feature Story

Pacman-Hitman tickets!

By Nick Giongco

The most expensive ticket to the May 2 brawl between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton will be priced at $1,000, Top Rank big boss Bob Arum told Manila Bulletin and Fightnews on Friday. The fight will be held at the 17,000-capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas but the venue will be reconfigured to seat a little more than 16,000 plus, according to the Harvard-educated lawyer and Hall of Fame promoter. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, Jan. 30, and not all will be sold to the public since the MGM Properties as well as Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, which promote the British superstar, will also be given their respective allotments. When Pacquiao faced Oscar De La Hoya last year, only 600 tickets went on sale for the public since the vast majority had been purchased by the promotional outfits and even by the casinos. Arum said he will work hard to increase the number to accommodate more fight fans. Hatton is bringing in hordes of fans from England. Meanwhile, Arum revealed that the Staples Center will hold the biggest number of spectators ever when Mexican ironman Antonio Margarito defends the world welter crown against the dazzling Shane Mosley tonight.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Zuniga tops Stanislavjevic!

By Salazar Francisco at ringside

Super Middleweight gatekeeper Fernando Zuniga won a lopsided eight round unanimous decision over veteran Danny Stanislavjevic at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA. Zuniga looked rusty from the outset of the fight and was cut across his left eye in the second round. However, Zuniga (28-9, 20 KOs) found his rhythm and wore down the game Stanislavjevic (8-15-3, 4 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 80-72 in favor of Zuniga.
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Also featherweight Jesus Hernandez (8-0, 2 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Manuel Sarabia. Hernandez was the busier and more accurate fighter throughout the fight. Sarabia (16-28-9, 10 KOs) had his moments in the latter half of the fight, but could not overcome Hernandez’ cleaner and more effective punches. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Hernandez. All Star Boxing Promotions presented the seven-bout “Battle of the Rising Stars” card.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Holm decisions Lamare

Results by Chris Cozzone

Tonight at Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.: In what was her most exciting performance to date, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (23-1-3, 6 KOs) outboxed–but did not outslug France’s Myriam Lamare (16-3, 9 KOs) over ten rounds to retain her WIBA welterweight belt. Holm built up an early lead, landing crisp rights on her foe, but Lamare came alive in the late rounds, bombing Holm with big rights and looping lefts. The scorecards read 96-94, 98-92 and 97-93 for Holm. Fightnews had it 96-94 for Holm. In the scheduled eight-round co-main, Bloomfield jr. middle Joe “Ironman” Gomez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) stopped Jose Luis Cruz (12-15-3, 4 KOs), of San Diego, Calif., at 2:35 of round four. On the undercard: In a battle of debuting super bantams,Raymond “Hollywood” Montes (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Randy “Savage” Arrellin (0-1) at 2:09 of round one; in a slugfest, jr. middle Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez (2-0) won a unanimous decision over debuting Mike Rodriguez (0-1) with scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37; welterweight Josh “Pitbull” Torres (3-1, 2 KOs) was impressive in his fourth round (1:11) stoppage of El Paso’s Cornelius “Hard Times” Shuler (1-4). Look for a full report tomorrow!



January 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz!

By Karl Freitag

Manny Pacquiao did indeed sign to fight Ricky Hatton. The fax was waiting in the Top Rank office on Friday morning. After some final adjustments, the details were done at 10AM PT. Pacquiao and Hatton will meet on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets are expected to go on sale next week.
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Meanwhile tonight’s Margarito-Mosley fight at Staples Arena in Los Angeles will attract 20,000+, an arena record for boxing. This includes all 18,157 seats plus luxury suites.
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The recent WBC benefit for ex-world champion Genaro Hernandez raised nearly $30,000, which will go toward helping “Chicanito” with the high cost of medical treatment in his brave battle against cancer.
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Lightweights Jose Reyes and Efren Hinojosa are on tap for February 13th. Telemundo will televise.



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mabuza wins in one!

By Ron Jackson

In a completely one-sided affair Kaizer Mabuza stopped Mzukisi Mgidi at 2 minutes 59 seconds of the first round to retain his SA junior welterweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Making his first defense, the 27-year-old Mabuza (63.20kg) stunned Mgidi (63.20kg) early in the fight with a left hook which set the pattern for the rest of the fight. The taller Mgidi, 27, with a reported record 17-4-2; 12 never threw a punch in anger other than a few left jabs which fell short and he had no answer to the left hooks coming in from the champion. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Detroit!

By Bob Ryder

Promoters Carlos Llinas Productions (CLIP) and Ron Remus Productions will present Detroit crowd favorites Darryl Cunningham and Alexis Hloros on Saturday, January 31 at the Royal Oak (MI) Music Theatre. Both Motor City boxers scored impressive first round knockouts back in November at this same venue. Super middleweight Cunningham (12-2, 6 KO’s) faces veteran Demetrius Jenkins in the six round main event. (more…)



January 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Jimenez beats Montes again!

Mexican national flyweight champion Jesus “El Zurdo” Jimenez (21-5, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara scored a four round beatdown of late sub Salvador Montes (15-6-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the beautiful Foro Scotia Bank at Colonia Polanco in Mexico City. The bout was waved off by referee Gabriel Peralta with 18 seconds left in round four as Jimenez punished Montes on the ropes. Jimenez was originally slated to face Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez, but Hernandez backed out on Tuesday. The result was probably no surprise for Jimenez, who had previously KO’d Montes twice before.



January 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

KNR2 Boxing Show!

Guest: legendary boxing writer Bert Sugar

Fightnews.com feature writer Antonio Castro is the host of the “KNR2 BOXING SHOW” which airs each SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST on Cleveland’s AM 1540 KNR2 in the Cleveland and Northern Ohio area (plus online at www.ESPNCLEVELAND.com). This Saturday morning Antonio will talk with the legendary boxing writer Bert Sugar! You can e-mail your questions for Antonio and his guests at boxing@espncleveland.com



January 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Update!

Photo: Bryan Perez / Promociones Miguel Cotto

Photo: Bryan Perez / Promociones Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto weighed in at 161lbs today, 8lbs less than the 15% (169lbs) 30 day limit of the PR Boxing Commission. “I feel very well,” said Cotto. “We have done the right job at the gym, we’re 8 pounds under the rules of the commission. We have a great condition. I’m ready for Jennings and all what he can bring. The world will see what Miguel Cotto is about. I will be the new WBO welterweight champion.” He faces Michael Jenning on February 21 at Madison Square Garden.



January 23rd, 2009




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