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- Montiel wins majority decision over Cruz
- Garcia gets past Herrera; Wilder KOs Scott in one
- Glazkov defeats Adamek; Chilemba outpoints Grachev
- UFC 171 prelims: Gastelum slugs out win over Story
- Wawrzyk hands Botha 6th straight loss
- Juanma saves career with second round TKO against Ponce de Leon
- Bellew KOs Brudov; IBF #1 Brook halts Robles in eight
- Chakhkiev downs Haapoja; Drozd crushes Ouanna
- Weights from Philipsburg, Saint Maarten
- Tanaka faces WBA #12 Fererras in second pro bout
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Hot prospect jr welterweight Antonio “Kañas” Lozada (26-1, 22 KOs) will face experienced Carlos Urias (45-23-1, 34 KOs) in a ten-round fight on Saturday in the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Auditorium in Rosarito, Baja California. In the co-feature, former world title challenger Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (19-2, 13 KOs) will face Lorenzo “Explosivo” Trejo (30-24-1, 17 KOs) in a light flyweightten-rounder. In other action, welterweight champion of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona” tournament Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (24-6-1, 11 KO’s) against Joel “Dinamita” Juarez (34-21-2, 12 KOs) in ten round clash and in an eight round jr welterweight bout Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (20-1, 18 KOs) takes on Rafael Cobos (11-4-4, 3KOs). The card, billed as “Casta de Campeones,” is presented by Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast in Mexico on Cadena 3.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It is reported that WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares could be added to the undercard of the September 15 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the card headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defending his WBC super welterweight belt against Josesito Lopez. Mares would defend against an opponent to be announced. On Tuesday at the iconic Placita Olvera in Los Angeles Golden Boy will officially announce the September 15 “Knockout Kings” event. Over the weekend it was confirmed that Marcos Maidana will face Jesus Soto Karass in a ten round welterweight scrap. Also Johnny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce De Leon fight for the WBC featherweight title, so Golden Boy is putting together a strong undercard to compete with the PPV telecast of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Sergio Martinez.
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 14 KOs), 130, a Japanese hard-puncher, kept his belt as he was held to a technical draw with Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-4-1 NC), 130, because of the titlist’s wide and deep laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:15 of the third round on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Uchiyama’s KO streak in world title goes unfortunately stopped at five in his home turf when referee Raul Caiz Sr. made a well-timed stoppage just after a heavy head-collision. (More to come)
By Joe Koizumi
Japanese southpaw ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBC flyweight belt as he coped with wild-swinging Filipino champ Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs), 112, to earn a split verdict (116-112, 115-113, 112-116) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Saitama, Japan. (More to come)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
DC welterweight Dusty Harrison remained undefeated with a first-round stoppage of Reggie Nash. The bout was stopped at 2:32 of the round. Harrison raises his record to 7-0, four KOs. Nash of Grand Rapids, MI, is now 10-30-1, two KOs. (more…)
By Bob Ryder
William “Bill” Miller, former trainer during the golden era of The Kronk Gym, passed away Saturday in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, MI after a lengthy illness. Miller turned pro at 17, racking up 26 wins in his 30 bouts before moving on to instructing others in the game’s finer points. He trained world champs, Davey Moore, Joe Manley, Lindell Holmes, Bronco McKart and was instrumental in developing a young James “Lights Out” Toney into the top notch pro he became. He also assisted Emanuel Steward in the corner of Hall of Famer Thomas Hearns. In addition to training champion level fighters, Miller spent countless hours teaching others about the sport. Up until his most recent illness, he could still be found at an occasional fight card, offering his pearls of wisdom to even the most novice of fighters.
He is pictured here (far right) in conversation with Detroit’s ex heavyweight contender Al “Blue” Lewis at a 2009 function. Miller was 87 years old at his passing.
By Bill Green at ringside
In a battle of Colorado Heavyweights, Joey “The Beast” Montoya, of Colorado Springs, out pointed Denver’s Chris “Da Future” Green in route to a unanimous decision victory on Friday Night at the EXDO Event Center located in downtown Denver, Colorado. The scheduled eight round Heavyweight contest was promoted by Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions. (more…)
For the most part, trying to determine the best submissions of the first half of 2012 comes down to individual preferences. Do you like technical wizardry, pulling off a move with a high degree of difficulty, tapping out a highly-regarded foe, or just finishing a fight in dramatic fashion? Well, hopefully we covered all bases here, and if your favorite isn’t here, six months from now that may change when the list goes from five to ten . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com
Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto
In a spectacular performance, featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (7-0, 6 KOs) from Carolina Puerto Rico demolished Juan “Pito” Cruz in five rounds. After perfect jabs and power body punches, the “Little Giant” did enough to stop Cruz. “It was a great fight I learned a lot. He is a true veteran. Was taking care of his head and landing my punches. I am very proud to fight in my backyard in front of my people,” Santos stated.
In a super flyweight rematch, Juan “Cowi” Herrera scored a six round unanimous decision over Christian Fernández. “Cowi” Herrera landed perfect combinations over Fernández during the entire fight that gave him the victory. (more…)
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