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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former two time world title challenger Sam Soliman (36-11, 14 KOs) will be back in action on Sunday when he will clash with Australian super middleweight champion Les Piper (10-2-3, 2 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (more…)
Marco “Captain” Huck (26-1, 20 KOs) will make the first defence of his WBO Cruiserweight Title on December 5 when he takes on interim champion Ola Afolabi (14-1, 6 KOs) in Ludwigsburg. The 24-year-old clinched the belt on August 29 following an exciting victory over Victor Emilio Ramirez. Less than three months later, he already faces the next difficult challenge. “We are delighted to bring the Huck-Afolabi fight to Germany,” Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer said. “The new arena in Ludwigsburg will be a great place to stage Marco´s first defense. I am sure it will be an entertaining evening.” (more…)
By Craig Watt
Legendary 8 time world champion Roy Jones Jr landed at Sydney airport this morning after a 15 hour flight from the US and was greeted by a number of excited fans, looking forward to his December 2nd clash with Australian hero Danny Green for the IBO title at the Acer Arena in Sydney. Jones is in Australia for two weeks on an organized press tour and will take in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane over the next ten days. (more…)
WBC interim middleweight world champion Sebastian Zbik and cruiserweight contender Alexander Alekseev got an introduction to golf over the weekend at the Golfclub St. Pauli in Hamburg. Under the guidance of golf instructor Thomas Tober, the boxers practiced on the putting green, then hit the driving range. After this first introduction to the mysteries of hitting a golf ball far and accurately, the two boxers were able to present prizes to the winners of the “Kiez Golf Tour” tournament as well as celebrate their own entry into this new sport.
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By Damrong Simakajornboon
On Friday at the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, WBC#5 lightfly Noknoi Sitthiprasert (24-4,17 KOs) displayed his one-side attack to destroy Indonesian Kid Randal at 2:22 of round three to retain his WBC youth 108lb for the thirteenth time. In other action, former ABCO 118lb title holder Thepnimit Sor Chitpattana (22-4,8 KOs ) won a six round unanimous decision over Indonesian Dolfi Lolaru. Kazakhstani Aset Aysin (5-0,3KOs) stopped Ekarat Kietpaiboon in round two. This event was promoted by Petchyindee Boxing Promotion.
World middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik, arrives in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Monday night holding his WBC middleweight belt for his big press conference Tuesday at the Giants Stadium, home of the New York Giants to announce his upcoming world middleweight title defense against Paul “The Punisher” Williams. Pavlik vs Williams is promoted by Top Rank, hosted by Caesars Atlantic City in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and will take place Saturday, December 5 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and will be available live on HBO. (more…)
Veteran sportscaster Curt Menefee will join the ShoBox: The New Generation announce team, substituting for Nick Charles, the perennial host and play-by-play announcer who is currently battling bladder cancer. Menefee will anchor the remaining ShoBox telecasts in 2009, joining color analyst Steve Farhood, beginning Friday, Oct. 2, when top-ranked super middleweight contender Allan Green (28-1, 20 KOs) takes on late replacement Tarvis Simms (25-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Also working the announce booth on Oct. 2 will be former light heavyweight kingpin Antonio Tarver who will be serving as guest commentator for his third stint on ShoBox. (more…)
Jr welterweight “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage over Justo Sanchez (17-24-1) that highlighted a six bout card at The Yesha Center in South Philadelphia on Saturday night. Lundy was dominant throughout as he landed some pummeling shots that produced two knockdowns until referee Shawn Clark stopped the bout at twenty-eight seconds in round six. (more…)
Puerto Rican natives and unbeaten prospects José “Chelo” González (7-0, 4 KOs) and Joel “Joelo” Torres (11-0-1, 7 KOs) will fight in seperate bouts October 24th in an edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. (more…)
Moscow will host a huge boxing event dedicated to a memory of the late WBC vice-president Edmund Lipinski, one of the biggest figures in the history of Russian professional boxing, regarded by many to be its founder within the ex-USSR borders. He passed away abruptly in Germany on March 20, while serving as the WBC supervisor for a heavyweight title match-up between Vitali Klitschko and Juan Carlos Gomez. His memory will be honored by an assortment of WBC minor title match-ups. (more…)
IBF#13 middleweight contender Billy Lyell (20-7 4 KOs) will defend his NABC Intercontinental middleweight crown on October 17th in his hometown of Niles, Ohio. A winner of four of his last five including an upset over previously unbeaten contender John Duddy (26-1), Lyell will headline the event beginning at 8pm at the Expo Center in Niles versus an opponent to be determined in the ten rounder. Presented by Bowers’ Productions, the six bout card will also feature local junior middle Durrell Richardson (11-3 4 KOs), welterweight Jake Giuriceo (4-0 2 KOs) and heavyweight Brandon Winner (3-6) in separate bouts. Tickets for the event are $20 (General Admission) and $60 (Ringside) and may be obtained by calling (330) 766-0875.
Vi Savud, also known as Svaya Ratha, of Cambodia beat Paul Alivinario of Philippines to claim the vacant WBC International interim super bantamweight title on Sunday. The fight was held at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Songchai Ratanasuban, persident of Songchai1 promoted the show and Mr.Tanakorn Jirapasuksakul supervised the competition. The Cambodian was smaller but somehow beat down the Filipino, forcing referee Franz Marti to stop the action in the sixth round. Savud becomes the first Cambodian boxer to win an international boxing title. The full WBC International 122lb champion is Filipino Bangoyan Balweg.
King Arthur Abraham believes the solitude of Zinnowitz will help him to be in top shape for his clash with Jermain Taylor on October 17. The undefeated German takes on the former undisputed middleweight champion in the first Group Stage of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. A sell-out crowd of 14,000 fans is expected to attend the clash in Berlin´s famous o2 World Arena. Abraham moved his training from the German capital to Zinnowitz, a small island in the Baltic Sea, ten days ago. Boxing-online.com caught up with the 29-year-old (30-0, 24 KOs). (more…)
WBC #6 super bantamweight Leon “Hurry Up” Moore (25-2, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former two-division world champion Maricio Pastrana (35-12-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana. Scores were 119-109, 120-109 and 119-109.
In other notable action, former middleweight world title challenger Howard Eastman (46-6, 36 KOs) scored a brutal tenth round KO over Kevin Placide (11-5-1, 6 KOs), who was out for some ten minutes, and female bantamweight Shondell Alfred (11-5, 3 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Corinne De Groot (11-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WIBA belt. Scores were 99-90, 97-90 and 96-92.
Tickets for the WBA heavyweight Clash between world champion Nikolai Valuev (50-1, 34 KOs) and David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) can be purchased with immediate effect at www.ticketcorner.com. Prices range from €15,00 to €500,00 (ringside). The fight takes place at the Arena Nurnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg on November 7.
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Montreal promoter Yvon Michel was quick to respond to light-heavyweight Silvio Branco’s claims of improprieties Friday night fight with WBC champion Jean Pascal. “At the end of the day, Jean was younger, faster, and stronger and he won the fight. They’re just looking for an excuse.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Two time world title challenger Shannan Taylor (49-7-3, 36 KOs) is currently appearing on the hit Australian television series “Underbelly” which has been filmed in Sydney’s King Cross area. “I am excited to be starring in the Underbelly series,” said Taylor. “It’s about the underworld scene in Sydney during the 1980’s.” Taylor also revealed his upcoming plans in the ring. “I have a very important fight scheduled for November 27 against WBA #15 super middleweight Les Sherrington who I promise will be a KO victim,” he stated. In 2006 Taylor dropped a twelve round points decision to Arthur Abraham in an IBF 160 pound title attempt. In 2001 Shane Mosley stopped Taylor in eight rounds of WBC 147 pound title bout.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver “Atomic Bull” McCall and long time contender Lance “Mount” Whitaker will collide on October 23 for McCall’s IBA heavyweight belt in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Also in action will be former world champion King Arthur Williams against Victor Barragan in a cruiserweight bout, as well as heavyweight Elijah McCall (unbeaten son of Oliver) against Andrea Carthron.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Marcos “Chino” Maidana may defend his WBA interim super lightweight world title on November 27 at the Club Libertad in Sunchales, Margarita, Argentina. Panamanian Alberto Mosquera (10-0, 7 KOs), the current WBA Fedelatin titleholder appears to be the main candidate to be the opponent. By WBA resolution, Maidana would have 90 days after this optional defense to meet WBA champ Amir Kahn. Maidana currently preparing for the bout with trainer Miguel Diaz.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Venezuela’s El Universal and Meridiano newspapers and the international EFE press agency report that WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero has been arrested on domestic violence charges in a confusing situation that took place in Valero’s hometown of El Vigía, Merida, Venezuela. El Universal and Meridiano report that the boxer allegedly struck his mother and a sister during a family dispute. Police aren’t commenting on the case. Press around the world are waiting for Valero’s representatives to make an announcement on the champion’s status.
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Undefeated Italian-Canadian welterweight contender Phil Lo Greco (18-0, 10 KOs) ranked #15 by the WBO will have his second fight for his new Italian promoters OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) on Saturday October 10 in Rostock, Germany against durable Estonian Albert Starikov (13-10-1, 4 KOs). Starikov is coming from a draw against Stephen Haughian last Saturday in Dublin, Ireland. Dahlia TV will broadcast the fight live in Italy.
On September 30th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will present its second installment of VIP Boxing at the beautiful Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY. Headlining the show will be Star Boxing’s heavyweight prospect, the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain, “Devastatin” Devin Vargas (17-1, 7KO) taking on Terrell “Baby Bull” Nelson (8-8, 5KO) in an eight round heavyweight attraction. (more…)
Eduardo and Robert Garcia of the famed La Colonia Boxing Club in Oxnard were inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame this Saturday September 26th at a sold out luncheon held in the City of Commerce. Eduardo was inducted for his success in developing two world champions, Robert Garcia and Fernando Vargas as well as two Olympians, Fernando Vargas and Carlos Martinez. Eduardo is also the reason for the worldwide fame that has come to La Colonia Boxing Club. Robert was inducted for his success in winning the IBF jr. lightweight championship in 1998. He retired in 2001 with a record of 34-3, 25 KO’s. (more…)
Report by Francisco Salazar & Edgar Gonzales
Photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda
Vitaly Klitschko predicted the bout was not going to go the distance. He was correct, but what he did not count on, was the heart of his challenger, Chris Arreola. Although Klitschko got the stoppage victory after the 10th round at Staples Center in Los Angeles, before 14,556 on Saturday night, it was Arreola who walked out of the ring with more respect than before he entered . . . Click here for more
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian lightweight Dan Cody (6-9, 3 KOs) successfully defended the Queensland state 135 pound title when he stopped Damon Eales (0-4) in round five at the Sporting Club, Moranbah, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Cody was on the canvas in round one and two, but he then dropped Eales in round three and twice in round four. In round five, referee Steve Marshall crowned Cody, who had captured the title in 2009 by defeating Leigh Lindgren. In a light heavyweight bout, 19-year-old Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (3-0) stopped 37-year-old veteran New Zealander Jason Costa (4-12) in round six.
Report by Edgar Gonzales
Photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda
It front of 16,000 live boxing fans and millions on HBO, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) successfully defended his world title against previously undefeated No. 1 ranked contender Cristobal Arreola (27-1, 24 KOs), Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles . . . Click here for more
Ringside by Jacob Chavez
Photos by John Booz
Chicago fight fans were treated to an explosive boxing action Saturday night, when two former world champions with Chicago roots clashed in unbelievable fashion. Both lightweights, “Dangerous” David Diaz (35-2-1, 17 KOs) and Jesus “El Matador” Chavez (44-6-0, 30 KOs) were known for being good friends, but that was forgotten when they went toe-to-toe for ten intense rounds . . . Click here for more
Bernard Dunne’s pride was the only thing hurting this morning following the loss of his WBA World Super Bantamweight title to Thai whirlwind Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym at the Hunky Dorys World Title Fight Night at The O2 in Dublin. As a precautionary measure Dunne was taken to Beaumont Hospital following the third round defeat but was released with a clean bill of health less than an hour later. (more…)
By Edgar Gonzalez
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was ahead of challenger Chris Arreola by scores 99-91, 99-91 and 100-89 when their bout was stopped after round ten on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Judges Ken Morita (Japan) and Anek Hontongkam (Thailand) had Klitschko up nine rounds to one, with both giving round eight to Arreola. Judge Guido Cavalieri (Italy) awarded Klitschko every round, scoring the tenth 10-8. Click here to see the actual California State Athletic Commission master scoresheet.
By Nick Giongco
Unbeaten super-welterweight Shawn Porter of Ohio and lightweight hotshot Urbano Antillon of California arrived in the Philippines early Sunday morning after a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles. Porter and Antillon were selected by Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach to work with Manny Pacquiao, who is revving up for a Nov. 14 bout with Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roach, who is camping out with Pacquiao in Baguio, said sparring could start as early as Tuesday afternoon. “We’re ready to go (sparring),” said Antillon, who is of Mexican lineage. Porter and Antillon are scheduled to travel to Baguio by land on Monday morning. They’ll be joined in the five-to-six hour journey by Shawn’s dad Ken. Porter, the 2007 US National Golden Gloves middleweight champion, is said to be a clone of Cotto. The Porters and Antillon were fetched at the airport by movie bad guy Cris Aguilar, who, in reality is a nice fellow. Aguilar used to be one of Pacquiao’s bodyguards. “Just give my regards to Manny,” said the hefty Aguilar. Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. is staging the Pacquiao-Cotto slugfest dubbed “Firepower.”
By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Once again, a raucous crowd at the UVI Sports & Fitness Center in beautiful St. Thomas USVI enjoyed a scintillating evening of boxing as 340 Promotions presented Boxing In Paradise IV. Keeping true to form, the card was filled with both local talent, namely the Jackson brothers John and Julius, progeny of local legend Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, and Jackson nephew Samuel Rogers. Adding spice to the mix was some international flavor from Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and mainland A. In the main event, Omri Lowther (13-1, 9 KOs) stopped Juan Carlos Batista (18-2, 12 KOs) to seize Batista’s WBA Fedecaribe lightweight title. For more details and photos click here…
With a powerful uppercut, José Miguel Cotto (30-1-1, 22 KOs) TKO’ed Mexican Martín Ramírez (7-12-1, 4 KOs) at 2:52 minutes of the third round on Saturday night in the main event of ‘Boxeo Boricua en Caguas’ at the Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares in Caguas, Puerto Rico. “I felt great in the ring”, said Cotto, even tough he admitted that his opponent was “very strong and uncomfortable.” José Miguel assured he felt “less tired and in better condition” than last month, when he fought for the first time after a two-and-a-half year layoff. Meanwhile his trainer Freddy Trinidad explained, “He’s improving very fast. This is his second fight in a row and we are hoping that for the third he’ll be in his original 135lb division.” Trinidad emphasized that his charge has shown a lot of sacrifice and commitment with this new phase of his career. “José wants to be a world champion and I think we’ll make it,” he added.
By Joe Gradowski and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
In a clash of former Contender: Season One alums, WBC/USNBC super welterweight titleholder Jimmy Lange (31-3-2, 21 KOs) won by ninth round TKO over Jonathan Reid (34-12, 19 KOs) when Reid did not come out of his corner after completion of the 9th round on Saturday night at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
In the co-feature, lightweight DeMarcus Corley (36-11-1, 20 KOs) won a unanimous eight round decision over Harrison Cuello (18-12, 14 KOs). Scores were 80-71, 79-72 and 78-73. Click here for full report plus more photos…
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