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Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Photo: Daryl Bughman/Main Events NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September ...

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Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat In Japan there are many so-called or self-proclaimed geniuses, and we wonder who really the genius is. ...

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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Abril-Tatli final press conference

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Boxing News

Klitschko-Briggs Germany presser

Photos: Stefan Hoyer/Public Address

WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at a press conference at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, where they will meet in the ring on Saturday, October 16th. The ticket sale starts today at www.eventim.de where tickets are available from 50 euro. more photos



August 31st, 2010



Boxing News

Sucra Ray Oliveira returns

Former world title challenger “Sucra” Ray Oliveira returns to the ring October 2nd for the first time in more than five years against world rated light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, headlining the “Last Man Standing” card, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

4th Quarter Boxing Outlook

Here’s what the boxing landscape is looking like for the fourth quarter of 2010. Not all of these fights are finalized, dates can change, more big fights will be added, but it’s looking like an exciting October-December.

October 2: Arthur Abraham vs Carl Froch
October 2: Zab Judah vs Michael Clark
October 15: Antonio Tarver vs Nagy Aguilera
October 15: Lucian Bute vs Jesse Brinkley
October 16: Vitali Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs
October 16: Wilfredo Vazquez vs TBA
October 24: Toshiaki Nishioka vs Rendall Munroe
October 24: Jorge Linares vs Jesus Chavez
October 30: Sebastian Sylvester vs Mahir Oral
October 30: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
November 5: Evander Holyfield vs Sherman Williams
November 6: Juan Manuel Lopez vs Rafael Marquez
November 6: Robert Guerrero vs TBA
November 6: James Kirkland vs TBA
November 13: Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito
November 13: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs TBA
November 13: Mike Jones vs TBA
November 13: Kelly Pavlik vs TBA
November 13: David Haye vs TBA (Audley Harrison?)
November 27: Juan Manuel Marquez vs Michael Katsidis
December 4: Miguel Cotto vs Julio Cesar Chavez
December 4: Vic Darchinyan vs Abner Mares
December 4: Yohnny Perez vs Joseph Agbeko
December 11: Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana
December 11: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
December 18: Jean Pascal vs Bernard Hopkins



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Brunker on big Aussie card

Meehan, Dib also featured

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian featherweight champion Joel Brunker (15-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Indonesian Carlos Lopez (20-6, 7 KOs) over ten rounds with the vacant WBO Youth title up for grabs at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Thursday. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Two decisions changed in Mexico

By Karl Freitag

Bad night for official scorers last Saturday in Mexico. Not only did ringside officials blow the decision in the WBC Youth bantamweight title fight between Tomoki Kameda and Stephane Jamoye Saturday night in Mazatlan (originally announced as a draw, then amended an hour later to a win for Kameda) as previously reported, officials also botched the result of Saturday’s IBF featherweight eliminator between Franky Leal and Miguel “Ranita” Gonzzlez in Mexicali. Despite suffering two knockdowns in the first round, hometown favorite Leal was announced as controversial a split decision winner. That result was later changed to a draw.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman in LA

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Congressman and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has just arrived at LAX on Philippine Airlines – Flight 102 where a large throng of adoring Pacman fans were waiting. Pacquaio is heading to his home away from home in Los Angeles for a night’s rest before Tuesday’s big Pacquiao-Margarito kickoff presser. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing Result

Witherspoon-Castillo photo report

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo by Ray Bailey

Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentlemen” Witherspoon (27-2, 19 KOs) rebounded from his tough loss to Tony “The Tiger” Thompson, dropping journeyman, Livin “La Maquina” Castillo (16-9,10 KOs) once, en-route to a come from behind seventh round stoppage. (16-9, 10 KOs) in the schedule ten round main event at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City New Jersey. Undefeated light heavyweight sensation Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis (16-0, 10 KOs) continued his meteoric rise up the ranks with a sharp and dominant third round knockout of Reggie Pena in the eight round co-feature of the six bout card promoted by Spartan Fight Promotions. For more details and photos click here…



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC sanctions Pacman-Margarito

The World Boxing Council received a request from Top Rank Inc. to approve the bout between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican fighter, Antonio Margarito, for the WBC Superwelterweight world title, to be held at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium this coming November 13th. The voting in favor of the fight was unanimous by the Board of Governors. The title was vacated when former world champion, Sergio Martinez, decided to do so, after winning the WBC Middleweight world title when he defeated Kelly Pavlik last April 17th. Pacquiao-Margarito will take place exactly one week after the 48th WBC Annual World Convention to be held in Cancun is closed.



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

T Kameda WBC Youth champ

On Saturday, August 28, WBC Youth bantamweight champion Stephane Jamoye, from Belgium, fought Tomoki Kameda, from Japan, in Mazatlan, Mexico. The fight was very close and exciting. The announcement given by the ring announcer was a draw. However, the WBC supervisor appointed for the fight found an error while making his report some time after the fight and held a meeting with ring officials Stephen Blea and Curtis Trasher from the U.S.A., where it was confirmed that the officials scorecards showed Tomoki Kameda winning by split decision. The WBC now confirms Tomoki Kameda as the new Youth world bantamweight champion. “I am hereby ordering a rematch between Tomoki Kameda and Stephane Jamoye, as this fight was very close and the former champion deserves to be given another opportunity just as he did last Saturday night,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman.



August 30th, 2010

Feature Story

Juanma-Marquez on Nov 6

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight championship fight between undefeated titlist Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez, of Caguas, Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, of México City has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 12-round championship bout, originally set for Sept. 18, had to be rescheduled after Marquez injured his right thumb two weeks ago.

“Fortunately, my thumb injury did not prevent me from continuing my conditioning, including running daily,” said Marquez, who proved his durability in an epic four fight series with Israel Vazquez. “I am extremely grateful that my fight with Juan Manuel Lopez was rescheduled so quickly. On November 6, JuanMa and I have a date with destiny. I can’t wait.” (more…)



August 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Senchenko defeats Navarro

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos by Union Boxing

WBA welterweight champion Viacheslav Senchenko (31-0, 20 KOs) won a unanimous decision win over Charlie Jose Navarro (18-4, 13 KOs) on Monday night at Lenin Square, Donetsk, Ukraine. Judges scored it 115-113 (twice) and 116-112. Fightnews.com scorecard 115-113 for Senchenko.

EBU (European) featherweight champion Oleh Yefimovych (18-2, 11 KOs) has sensationally lost to the Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht (20-1, 9 KOs). Judges scored it 116-112 and 117-112 115-114 for Sofiane. For more details and photos click here…



August 30th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko-Briggs Kiev presser

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos by Vlad Dudka

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at press-conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Their fight will take place on October 16th in O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Here’s what they had to say… (more…)



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Sturm vs. Lorenzo heats up

Photos: G. Uebe / ARENA

WBA Super Champion Felix Sturm and Giovanni Lorenzo were face to face for the first time at today’s press conference for their middleweight title fight this Saturday (Sept. 4) in Cologne, Germany.

“There’s no doubt about me winning the fight and becoming champion of the world”, said Lorenzo who showed up in a jersey of the local soccer team, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Gladbach had won a clash with their local rivals, Bayer Leverkusen with 6-3 on Sunday afternoon. “Gladbach has inspired me. They were the underdogs, they played in front of Leverkusen’s home crowd and they scored a very convincing and impressing win. That’s exactly what I will do next Saturday. Gladbach scored 6 goals; I will score 6 knockdowns. When I heard that Sturm is from Leverkusen like yesterday’s losers, things were very clear to me: I will be the new champion.” click here for more + photos



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Martinez arrives in Scotland

Photos: Joel A Colon/PR Best Boxing

WBO junior lightweight champion, Román “Rocky Martínez, arrived this morning in Glasgow, Scotland whereon September 4th he will defend his title against Scotland’s Ricky Burns at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. Martínez (24-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his belt for the third time versus Burns (28-2, 7KOs) the first challenger. “Today, I’m resting, but I’m going to move later. I’m in good shape, 131 pounds, and I have to rest because of the long travel from Puerto Rico” Martínez said. Tomorrow, Martínez will attend a public workout in Glasgow. Wednesday is the press conference and Friday the weigh-in. more photos



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Angelo Dundee birthday

Jeff Julian

Birthday greetings to Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee, who turns 89 years old today. Angelo, along with partners Tom Tsatas, Matt Baiamonte and Dino Spencer, will reopen the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami next month.



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the day

By Ricardo Conde

Fightnews would like to congratulate lightweight contender “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios and his new wife Vicky who got married in a beautiful ceremony this past weekend in Oxnard, CA. In attendance was Rios’ trainer and best man former IBF junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia, USBA featherweight champion Miguel “Mikey” Garcia, former WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano, 2008 Venezuelan Olympian and junior middleweight prospect Alfonso Blanco and highly talented junior welterweight prospect Karim Martinez. Brandon Rios is scheduled to take on Anthony Peterson on Saturday, September 11 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV in the WBA lightweight title eliminator in the co-feature of HBO’s B.A.D. “Boxing After Dark” which will be headlined by WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa against IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido. more photos



August 30th, 2010

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 118

UFC 118 post-fight presser

Octagonside by Robert Kravantka
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn had nothing but questions for still-champ Frankie “The Answer” Edgar in the headline bout of UFC 118, held Saturday night in Boston at the TD Bank Garden.

Repeating the success of his upset win earlier this year, Edgar started quick, with two takedowns that included a slam on the challenger. As Penn continued to try and stalk the champion, Edgar had an answer for everything. . . . Click here for more



August 30th, 2010

Feature Story

Unstoppable Onslaught

Giovanni Segura KO8 Ivan Calderon

By Graham Houston

The long unbeaten run of Ivan Calderon had to end sometime, and as often happens when a long-reigning champion loses, the finish was brutal and dramatic. Calderon gave his all, but he was a physically and mentally broken-down fighter when he sank to one knee to be counted out in the eighth round against Giovanni Segura in their 108-pound championship unification bout in Puerto Rico on Saturday.

After 19 consecutive title bouts in two weight classes without a defeat, Calderon’s skills and great experience just weren’t enough to overcome the relentless pressure and brutal body attack of the implacable aggressor from Mexico. (more…)



August 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Spivey-Martinez: Full Report

By Chris Perry at ringside

The August 28 “War At The Shore” event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia was aptly named as “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey and Leo Martinez engaged in battle for 10-rounds in the evening’s featured contest. Although Martinez stayed busy attacking Spivey with his straight forward, in-your-face style, Spivey won a hard-fought unanimous decision landing more effective shots throughout the bout. The judge’s score cards read 95-92, 98-90 and 95-94. (more…)



August 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Sidorenko-Matumla Pics

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at ringside
Photos by Adriy Novak/Elite Boxing

Former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko (22-2-2, 7 KOs) returned with a unanimous decision win over Mbwana Matumla (19-5, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine to take the vacant WBC International Silver super flyweight title. Judges scored it 120-108 (twice) and 119-109. Fightnews scorecard 118-110 for Sidorenko. Click here for more photos…



August 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Zaveck ready to fight

Photo by SES-Boxing

BF world champion Jan Zaveck had his final 10 round sparring session with his coach Dirk Dzemski on Thursday at the SES gym in Magdeburg previous to his upcoming showdown with Rafal Jackiewicz. Today he will be traveling to Slovenia and have his last preparations on his way. “I’m on fire and ready for this challenge. I’m feeling great and I’m in perfect shape,” Zaveck stated. His mandatory defense on Saturday, September 4 will be staged at the Sport-Park-Arena in Ljubljana with an expected crowd of 14.000 and will be a question of honor for the 34 year old champion. He and his Polish contender already met two years ago in a fight for the European title but it was a very questionable decision win for Jackiewicz. The bout was later named “Fight of the year 2008″ by the EBU. That’s why the fight is themed as “Question of Honor”. The will be broadcasted live in Germany on Sport1 live from 10:00pm as well on TV SLOVENIA and in Poland on POLsat.



August 29th, 2010

Boxing News

WBO honors Fernando Montiel

Photos by Norma Nieves/WBO

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel honored Mexican Fernando Montiel with a super champion belt and with a ring for his 20 defenses as a WBO champion in three different weight classes. Montiel received the belt last night at the Mario Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo, where Giovanni Segura unified his titles (WBO and WBO) and dethroned Iván Calderón. Montiel had 20 defenses in total, being a champion in the 112, 115 and 118 pound division. Click here for more photos…



August 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Maidana ready for Khan showdown

“See you Dec. 11 or you’ll run away again?”

After the fight on Saturday night when he outpointed Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley in a tough bout in front of 11,000-crowd, WBA Interim Super Lightweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana commented that now that he won his return fight he is willing and ready for Amir Khan next December 11. “I will saying as many times as necessary ‘cause I don’t want the boxing fans to be tricked by Khan’s team’s statements. I always want to face Khan and they ran away from me. Now it’s the time, so let’s make it,” Maidana said.

“I made it clear that it’s a lie that I was offered to fight Khan last July. I was offered to face Bradley back then and I had to decline because my former manager offered me little money for it and he was the one who lied about me having a back injury. But that’s water undet the bridge. Now Khan has to fight or otherwise quit his title and recognize that I’m the absolute champion,” the Argentinean said. (more…)



August 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman Update

Yuri Foreman and his lovely wife Leyla have a new baby boy. The little one – 6 pounds, 12 ounces – arrived at the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. “I am a new Dad, which is such an amazing experience. There is nothing like this. I am in awe,” Yuri said from the hospital today. Yuri added he will begin ‘light running’ in about two weeks to begin his return to the ring. “I have been at the gym doing upper body work, but soon I will begin running to see where I am at. Meanwhile, I will give a lot of attention to my wife and our new baby,” Yuri said.



August 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Martinez in Glasgow

Photo by Joel A. Colón/PR Best Boxing

WBO junior lightweight champion Román “Rocky” Martinez traveled this afternoon to Glasgow, Scotland, to complete his training for his Saturday, September 4 bout versus Ricky Burns at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Martinez (24-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his title for the third time against Burns (28-2, 7KOs). Martinez won the title last March 14, 2009 when he knocked out British Nicky Cook in England. Martinez traveled with his trainers Raúl “Papo” Torres and Dennis “Sensei” Rivera, and his manager Manuel Martinez. The night will be promoted by Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions. Click here for more photos…



August 29th, 2010




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