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Photos and weights by Brett Bonetti at the scale
Danny Green 199.7 vs Antonio Tarver 196.7
Noufel Ben Rabah 145.5 vs Isaac Hlastwago 146.2
Shane Cameron 198.2 vs Dominic Vea 189.4
Sam Ah See 151.2 vs John Akoula 151.5
Kerry Foley 184.7 vs Robert Berridge TBC
Michael O’Donnell 214.1 vs Peter Cronje 189.4
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By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: Rene Perez/Canelo Promotions
The two time former world champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios, began training professional boxers Monday at the “Julian Magdaleno” Gym in Guadalajara, Mexico. Larios, who worked with undefeated Janeth “Cuisillos” Perez last weekend in Mazatlan, joined the team of Canelo Promotions which is headed by Chepo and Edison Reynoso. “I am very happy to return to the gym where I trained as a fighter,” said Larios, who reigned in the super bantamweight and featherweight divisions and compiled a record of 63-7-1 with 39 KOs. During his career, Larios fought the best of his time including Willie Jorrin, Israel Vazquez, Wayne McCullough, Takahiro Ao, Manny Pacquiao and Jorge Linares among others.
By Brett Bonetti
Photo: Brett Bonetti
Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron (26-2, 20 KO’s) will face Dominic “The Dominator” Vea (13-2, 10 KO’s) on the undercard of the Danny Green vs Antonio Tarver IBO World Cruiserweight Title fight this Wednesday July 20 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia. Cameron and Vea were welcomed during the Danny Green & Antonio Tarver final press conference. What Cameron and Vea have in common is that they both want to fight Danny Green for his IBO World Cruiserweight Title. (more…)
By Craig Watt
Photo: Team Dib
Australian featherweight Billy Dib (31-1, 19KOs) challenges Mexican Jorge Lacierva (39-7-6, 26KOs) for the vacant IBF Featherweight title at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney on the 29th July and this week completes his sparring on the Gold Coast, Queensland with some of Australia’s brightest boxing talents. He has completed 126 rounds of sparring with fighters such as WBO#3 ranked super-featherweight Will Tomlinson, WBO#6 ranked 126 pounder Joel Brunker and top super-featherweight prospect Paul Fleming who is unbeaten with a record of 10-0. The 25 year old Dib told Fightnews he is on course to deliver the IBF 126 pound title to his Australian country. (more…)
Jones & Rampage Battle For the Light Heavyweight Title in Denver – Tickets on Sale Wed: 205-lb. champion Jon Jones returns to the Octagon to defend the title against former champion Rampage Jackson – plus, Hall of Famer Matt Hughes battles Diego Sanchez! UFC 135 Jones vs Rampage Presented by Gears of War 3 – Saturday, Sept. 24 live from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. UFC Fight Club presale starts this Wednesday at 10am MT
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Jr middleweight Gabriel Rosado is being held in Alantic City on four charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer, for an incident that took place in Bally’s Atlantic City Casino on Friday night, just hours after he defeated Ayi Bruce in the ring. Police say Rosado punched an officer in the face, while Rosado has maintained his innocence. He is being held on $200,000 bail.
Amir Khan and Zab Judah will make their “Grand Arrivals” on Tuesday morning at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Main Entrance. Judah will arrive at 11AM and Khan will get there at 11:30AM. A fan autograph session will take place starting at 11AM in the Main Lobby.
Today Antonio Tarver and Danny Green had their final press conference at the site of the fight, the Sydney Entertainment Center. Both fighters were very respectful to each other, but also very confident about victory. (more…)
Canada-based Romanian top-contender Ionut Dan Ion (28-1, 15 KOs), AKA Jo Jo Dan, will fight Floyd Trumpet (16-8-2, 9 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Welterweight title on July 29 at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. This has been confirmed by Floyd Trumpet Fight Productions, and Gancor Promotions on behalf of Dan, after Emilio Julio Julio from Columbia pulled out of the fight. The show, which also featured two female world title bouts, will be promoted in cooperation with Unified Boxing Promotions.
The firm Orobio & Orobio Attorneys at Law in representation of Dr. Roberto Grimaldo announced the legal moves against the lawsuit by WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno. Lawyer Victor Orobio showed the media the documents which he says proves that Moreno is the one who has been violating his contract by attempting to negotiate with Golden Boy Promotions through some other matchmakers but Grimaldo is Moreno’s one and only manager.
2004 United States Olympian, and professional heavyweight, Jason “Big Six” Estrada has been given a clean bill of health to begin full training following surgery to remove five bone chips from his elbow. Estrada, a promotional free agent, is hoping to get right back in the ring and erase the memories of his last bout, a tenth round TKO loss to Franklin Lawrence. (more…)
Unbeaten Flyweight prospect Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez will fight for the fourth time since his pro debut last April, when he headlines with Juan Mercedes and Luis Joel Gonzalez the 5th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” to be held at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on August 5 in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank to be televised on WAPA America.
“Bomba” Gonzalez (3-0, 3 KOs), a Gold Medalist in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and in the 2008 Youth World Championships, will face a foe to be announced in the flyweight division, in one of the TV bouts. (more…)
The stakes couldn’t be higher, the drama more intense. On Saturday, Oct. 29, two confident reigning world champions–one from America, the other from Europe–will collide in the eagerly awaited Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, a World Championship Unification, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
When the Super Six began, neither undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., nor his World Boxing Council (WBC) counterpart, Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs), of Nottingham, England, were among the favorites.
But through career-defining fights and remarkable drama both in and out of the ring, Ward and Froch have persevered and emerged as prominent members of boxing’s exclusive Pound-for-Pound list and are now poised for global stardom. (more…)
After a big weekend of cruiserweight boxing in Germany, the newly crowned IBF international and PABA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (who scored a fifth round tko victory over Lubos Suda on Friday) called out WBO world champion Marco Huck (who stopped Hugo Hernan Garay in the tenth on Saturday). “I want to fight for a world title again”, said former WBA champ Arslan after his fight. “I don’t care which title or against whom. I will fight anybody as long as I get my hands on a belt. I know that I am already 40 years old but Bernard Hopkins just won in impressive fashion at age 46. So I still got some good years ahead of me. I still feel young and powerful and with my whole team and all the people supporting me I am sure that I can be world champion again.” (more…)
Undefeateds Filipino Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta ( (22-0-1, 12 KOs) and Jose Benavidez Jr. (12-0, 11 KOs) will headline “Battle at Bluewater 2″, a card presented by Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc., and televised nationally by Fox Sports, on Sept. 17 in Parker, Ariz. Undefeated Tijuana sensation Hanzel “El Tornadito de Tijuana” Martinez (12-0, 10 KOs) and Phoenix prospect Juanito Gonzalez (2-0, 1 KO) will fight on the undercard. Opponents for Gesta and Benavidez will be announced as they are secured.
Let me know if you’ve heard this one before – hot welterweight prospect meets seasoned vet in a bout that may introduce the prospect to the ranks of contenders if he wins. But winning is a big “if” against this particular veteran. Yes folks, at UFC 133 in Philadelphia on August 6th, Mike Pyle will revisit the role of spoiler like he did against then-unbeaten John Hathaway last year. This time, the youngster he’ll be trying to pull off his wily tricks against is Canadian phenom Rory MacDonald, and this one has the makings of yet another intriguing battle on the upcoming Pay-Per-View event . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Face II Face Events will hold their second card this Friday, July 22, at the Madison Event Center in Phoenix. An all-local card has been nearly completed with super bantamweight Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (8-1-1, 2 KOs) going six in the main event, opponent to be announced. In the co-main, Emilio “Milo Time” Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) will go four with unwon New Mexican Miguel “Monkey” Armendarez (0-5, 1 KO). The undercard features all four-rounders: At 140, Victor Castro (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Michael Salcido (0-1); Javier Loya (5-0, 4 KOs) takes on unwon New Mexican Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-9) at 140; Jr. middleweight Juan Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Omar Quevedo (0-1); super bantamweight Fernando Samaniego Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Michael Montalbo (debut); lightweight Arlo Argueta (3-0, 1 KO) takes on Jose Marrufo (0-1); and middleweight Ramon Valenzuela (4-0, 1 KO) fights Torrence King (1-8, 2 KOs), who’s dropped eight straight bouts. (more…)
Former world title challenger Cesar Seda, Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) will face 2004 Olympic gold medalist Yan Barthelemy (12-2, 4 KOs) on August 19 at the Auditorio Juan “Pachin” Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be at a catch weight of 117 pounds. “It’s good to be able to confirm this fight,”said Seda. “Barthelemy is a great fighter, very experienced, who always gives everything in the ring. I know it’ll be a great fight!” Javier Bustillo, President of Universal Promotions, added “This is a great fight and another opportunity for Seda to show the world his quality.” Tickets can be purchased from Sears, La Gran Discoteca and Ticketcenter.
Chapter three of Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200, go on sale this Friday, July 22, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
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