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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

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Boxing News

Sylvester-Oral Presser

Photo: Wende

IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on October 30 when he defends his title against Mahir Oral (28-2, 11 KOs) in Rostock, Germany. It will be the Hurricane´s third defence after winning the belt in September 2009. “This will be a very interesting fight,” Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer said at today´s press conference. “Mahir Oral did very well against Arthur Abraham when they met in June 2009. I am sure he will be highly motivated to take the title from Sebastian. I expect a tough bout with the better ending for the ‘Hurriance’.” (more…)



September 22nd, 2010



UFC

UFC updates

UFC 119 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 25!

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September 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

New Faces: Stephane Jamoye

Team Jamoye

By Robert Coster

The tiny Kingdom of Belgium has never had a world boxing champion. But, today, Belgian boxing fans have high hopes that 20 year-old bantamweight prodigy Stephane Jamoye (18-1, 8 KOs) will be the European nation’s first boxer to win a title in one of the major organizations. Jamoye is in fact ranked 9th in the WBC and until recently was the WBC youth world champion. On August 28th, Stephane lost his title via a controversial split decision to Mexican-based Japanese sensation Tomoki Kameda in Mazatlan, Mexico. The fight was first declared a draw and then changed to a split nod in favor of a fairly battered Kameda. “It was a highway robbery, says Jamoye’s manager Mico Giuliani, and the WBC has ordered a rematch but Kameda who was supposed to be invincible, wants no part of it. We are willing to fight him anywhere, even in Japan.” (more…)



September 22nd, 2010

UFC

Super Samoan goes big name hunting

UFC 119 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 25!

July, 2010. Mark Hunt knew he had a fight coming up in two months, and he also knew he needed to be in the kind of environment where he would not only be able to shed 25 pounds to make the heavyweight limit, but to get ready for what may be his last run at a heavyweight title in mixed martial arts.

Enter former UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson. . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



September 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Dallas headlines Oct 7

Undefeated junior welterweight Michael Dallas, Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) will look for his fifth victory of 2010 on October 7 when Goossen Tutor Promotions presents “BRING ON THE PAIN” at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California. Dallas Jr. is coming off a big win over highly touted Lenard Lane on Showtime and will square off against veteran Lenin Arroyo (20-13-1, 4 KOs) in an eight round main event. Also featured that night, are 2008 Olympian super middleweight Shawn Estrada (8-0, 8 KOs) vs. Arturo Rodriguez (12-11, 7 KOs) and 2008 Olympian jr middleweight Javier Molina (3-0, 3 KOs) against Marco Arauz (3-6-2, 1 KO).



September 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Scorpions display WBC belt

WBC

The legendary rock band Scorpions have successfully defended their honarary WBC championship belt. In 2008, the WBC named the group “honorary WBC ambassadors for peace” for their efforts throughout the years to promote world unity. When the Scorpions opened their world tour in Mexico were greeted once again by the WBC. After the conclusion what could be their last tour after three decades of great success, the band plans to spend a week in Cancun, courtesy of OVC, the Ministry of Tourism of Cancun, Mexico.



September 22nd, 2010

UFC

Cro Cop gets doc’s OK

UFC 119 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 25!

Legendary Croatian striker Mirko Cro Cop has been examined by an ophthalmologist in Indianapolis, site of Saturday’s UFC 119 event at Conseco Fieldhouse, and has been medically cleared to compete in the main event this weekend against former two-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Cro Cop suffered a poke in the eye in the last round of his final sparring session for the bout last week, but after a few days of rest, he is in tip top shape for this pivotal battle of heavyweight contenders.



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

New opponent for Gutierrez

Junior lightweight Humberto Gutierrez (27-2-1, 20 KOs) will now face Rene ‘Chirizo’ Gonzalez (27-2-1, 21 KOs) in the TV-opener on Saturday’s “Top Rank Live!” telecast on Fox Sports Espanol. The main event is a WBO interim light flyweight championship clash between beltholder Ramon Garcia (13-1-1, 8 KOs) and Manuel Vargas (28-5-1, 13 KOs).



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez workout

Photos and story by Ricardo Conde

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina, now residing in Oxnard, CA, began preparations this week at the World Crown Sports Training Center for his next bout. Martinez will step back into the ring on Saturday November 20th in a rematch against former two-time welterweight champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams (39-1, 27 KOs) at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, which will be shown live on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’.
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September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Boxeo Boricua presser

Photo by Enrique “Quique” Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

Promoter and world champ Miguel Cotto, together with Héctor Soto, announced their famous Puerto Rican series, “Boxeo Boricua in Salinas” coming up this Saturday, September 25 at the Angel “Cholo” Espada Coliseum in Salinas today. The heavyweight contender, Victor Bisbal (17-1, 12 KOs) will fight Brock Stodden (18-16-1, 9 KOs) while junior lightweight sensation Marcos “El Tigre” Jiménez (16-2, 10 KOs) will make his come back fight against veteran warrior Robert Daluz (13-30-3, 9 KOs). Juan “El Puma” González (9-0,8 KOs), Abner “Pin” Cotto (8-0,4 KOs) and Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (11-0,7 KOs) will also be fighting. For more details and photos click here…



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Alfaro ready for Kamegai

By Gabriel Cordero

Former Nicaraguan WBA lightweight world champion Jose Alfaro (24-6, 21 KOs) is ready to return to the ring this October 24, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan against highly regarded WBA and WBC rated Japanese boxing prospect Yoshiro Kamegai (16-0, 14 KOs). Kamegai vs. Alfaro will be part of the TEIKEN Boxing promotions undercard featuring WBC champ Toshiaki Nishioka defending his title against Rendall Munroe as well as the spectacular clash between WBA minimum weight king Roman Gonzalez (26-0, 22 KOs) challenging WBA light flyweight king Juan Carlos Reveco (25-1, 15 KOs) for the title currently in possession of Reveco. Participating in the fight card will also be two time world champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares facing former world champ Jesus “Matador” Chavez. (more…)



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Rodrigues returns Oct. 2

By Rick Scharmberg

Unbeaten Isaac Rodrigues (17-0, 13 KOs) will face hard-hitting Samuel Miller (20-4, 17 KOs) on Saturday, October 2 in the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY in a twelve round middleweight bout. At stake will be the vacant WBC USNBC middleweight title. Rodrigues, of Belem, Brazil and now residing in West Berlin, NJ, and Miller, of Arboletes, Colombia and now residing in La Hambra, CA, share a common opponent in former Contender participant Bryan Vera. Rodrigues defeated Vera by majority decision in his last bout, and Miller dropped a majority decision to Vera in 2007. In the co-feature, Brian Miller (8-0-4, 3 KOs), of Schenectady, NY takes on tough Ikem Orji (6-3, 2 KOs), of Laurel, MD in an eight round junior welterweight bout. The promoter is Fisticuffs Productions. (more…)



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Eloy Perez workout

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

NABO super featherweight champion Eloy “The Prince” Perez (18-0-2, 5 KOs) of Salinas, CA, trained by Max Garcia at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA is set to defend his title in a 10 round super featherweight bout on Friday, October 15 against Dominic Salcido (18-2, 9 KOs) at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA in the main event on the latest edition of Telefutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” which is being presented by Golden Boy Promotions. In his last outing Perez defeated Derrick Campos (20-9, 11 KOs) on August 13 at the Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, CA via 5th round TKO. Click here for more photos…



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Three-time world champion Antonio Margarito and trainer Robert Garcia(L) work with the baton in preparation for Margarito’s upcoming mega fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington,Texas. Pacquiao vs Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. This telecast will be available live on HBO Pay Per View.



September 21st, 2010

UFC

Blueprint: Mir vs. Cro Cop

UFC 119 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 25!

On the surface, the main event at UFC 119 is the quintessential clash of styles.

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir is one of, if not the, best heavyweight submission artists in the world.  Former PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix Champion Mirko Cro Cop is the most prolific knockout artist in the history of the legendary PRIDE Fighting Championships . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSantol, UFC



September 21st, 2010

Boxing Result

Nazareno dethrones Manfa

By Damrong Simakajornboon

PABA#3 super light Dan Nazareno Jr. (14-4,10 KOs) celebrated his 21st birthday with his surprise victory over Manfa Looksaikongdin (16-8,11 KOs) to capture the PABA super lightweight title on Monday at Countryhome Village in Pak-hai, Ayutthaya, Thailand. The new champion made a good start as he floored the Thai fighter with a right straight in the opening round. The game turned to Manfa from round three when he landed vicious bodyshots which almost dropped the Filipino many times in rounds four and five. But the action was unexpectedly finished in round six as Nazareno surprisingly attacked the Thai fighter, dropping his foe with a vicious left hook and then displaying one-side assault to destroy the now former champion at the early of round six. (more…)



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Yordan’s Showdown in Manila

By Jeff Pamungkas

Well-respected matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz and Filipino promoter Sammy Gello-ani will promote the Indonesian talent Daud Cino Yordan (25-1, 19 KOs) in a warm up match in Manila, Phillipines, September 25, against local fighter, Christian Avilla, in a 10-round non title fight. “I would like to thank Mr. Lewkowicz and Mr. Gello-ani for their hard work in promoting Daud. He’s a true hidden talent,” said Pino Bahari, Yordan’s manager. Further, Bahari informed that Lewkowicz has prepared several warm up bouts in Asia, before staging the 23-year-old fighter Yordan in a very big event in the US next year. Daud showed his talent giving Robert “the Ghost” Guerrero trouble in 2009 when the fight ended as a no contest in California. But he didn’t do well when he had to fight jetlag and fatigue after he arrived two days before his fight against Celestino Caballero. Daud was defeated by unanimous decision in the 12-round non title bout in April of this year in Florida.



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

DeGale-Groves update

Hayemaker Boxing have made a counter-offer to James Degale for a Commonwealth title challenge against champion George Groves in December. Adam Booth for Hayemaker Boxing made the counter-offer to promoter Frank Warren this morning (Tuesday) at 11.08 a.m, and insists the purse involved was substantially more than the one received from Warren on Monday afternoon. “I can assure everybody that we are determined to make this fight become a reality and are doing everything in our power to bring George Groves and James Degale together before the end of 2010,” explains Booth. “We have made an offer for James to challenge George for his title in December on a Hayemaker Boxing show. Frank Warren wanted us to put our money where our mouth is and that is exactly what we have done. We have come to the table with a far more substantial offer than the one Frank Warren made to us on Monday afternoon. We have noted Frank’s urgency to have the fight agreed within 48 hours and therefore expect James and Frank to step up and accept our incredibly generous offer.”



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Garcia targets DeGale

Irish based Cuban sensation Luis “El Leon” Garcia says he is ready, willing and able to accept a fight with Britain’s Gold medallist, James “Chunky” DeGale if a clash between DeGale and domestic rival George Groves can’t be made. Degale’s promoter Frank Warren made Groves a written offer today for the fight to take place in the UK on December 11th and set DeGale’s London rival a 48 hour deadline to accept or reject the fight. However Garcia says he wouldn’t need any time to sleep on it. “I would accept that fight in a split second,” said Garcia. “I could get some Christmas shopping done in London and show Chumpy DeGale what professional boxing is all about so it sounds like a fun weekend to me.”



September 21st, 2010

Feature Story

Hoffmann targets Klitschko

Photo: Eroll Popova

Heavyweight Timo Hoffmann (39-7-1, 23 KOs) continues his comeback on October 23 against Alexander Petkovic (39-4-3, 20 KOs) at the Erdgas Arena in Riesa, Germany. The bout will be for the vacant WBO European heavyweight title, with Hoffmann’s objective being to achieve a top ranking in the WBO and a shot at current WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.

At Monday’s press conference, the 6’7 ‘German Oak’ stated, “After Riesa, I want to challenge Wladimir Klitschko. I will throw down the gauntlet in the ring. After my last fight against Henry Duiven Jr., I know that my mission isn’t yet accomplished. I have a lot of plans and will now concentrate on the big fights.” (more…)



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Roach graces PSA Forum

Photo: Nick Giongco

By Nick Giongco

Freddie Roach strikes a pose with Manny Pacquiao sparring partners Glen Tapia and Michael Medina during Tuesday’s weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum in Manila. Also joining Roach are fellow guests and rival collegiate coaches Norman Black (Ateneo Blue Eagles) and Glenn Capacio (Far Eastern Tamaraws). The PSA is the biggest organization of sportswriters in the Philippines. Pacquiao is a many-time PSA Athlete of the Year award winner.



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Brooks to train Jeffries

Top trainer Tommy Brooks will now be training Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries, who has been looking for a new trainer since splitting with Bobby Rimmer in the summer. Brooks is best known for his work with Evander Holyfield who he is still training, but his knowledge of boxing makes him one of boxing’s most sought after trainers. Other big names who have trained under him include includes Yuri Foreman, Junior Jones, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, Mike McCallum, Hasim Rahman, Mike Tyson and Pernell Whitaker. Jeffries (7-0-1) will train for fights in Los Angeles and return to England with Brooks to complete preparations ten days before each fight. (more…)



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Włodarczyk-Robinson staredown



September 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Must win for Ouma

Photo by Capital Punishment Boxing

Former world champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (26-7-1, 16 KOs) now based in Southern California is determined for the opportunity to again become a world champion. His first chance towards that goal comes this Saturday in the 10 round main event against former “Contender” reality television show participant Joey Gilbert (20-2, 15 KOs) of Reno, Nevada. The site of the fight card will be the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. (more…)



September 21st, 2010

UFC

UFC 122 lands in Germany

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation returns to Germany on November 13 when UFC 122 emanates from König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen.

In the high-stakes main event, mixed martial arts legend Vitor ‘the Phenom’ Belfort will face Japanese powerhouse Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami in a three-round contest to determine who will  challenge for the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2011. (more…)



September 20th, 2010




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