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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

By Felipe Leon Photos: Renzo Novara It was a wild-wild west affair last night at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium as a total of twenty ...

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-12-2, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought but clear cut ten round unanimous ...

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill Prior to the main event bout at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, ...

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO World Featherweight boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is in Phoenix to ...

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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

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Boxing News

Pacman remains firm on 60-40!

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao is steadfast in not agreeing to face Ricky Hatton if he doesn’t get the bigger slice of the pie in the revenue sharing. “If it’s 50-50, forget about it (the fight),” Pacquiao told Manila Bulletin and Fightnews late Thursday afternoon. “If I agree on the offer of 50-50, it would not look good on me. I made a sacrifice when I agreed to fight De La Hoya for a smaller percentage. But not this time. I will be the laughing stock if I agree to the 50-50 sharing,” said Pacquiao, who offically became boxing’s biggest draw when he stopped Oscar De La Hoya last December. (more…)



January 15th, 2009



Boxing News

Albert looking to rebound!

Photo: Yenili Garcia

Photo: Yenili Garcia

By Lee Bates

Eromosele Albert (21-2, 10 KOs) hits the pads with trainer Orlando Cuellar as he prepares for his main event on this weeks edition of ESPN2’s Friday night fights. Albert was orginally supposed to face former world champion Carlos Quintana, but when that fight fell through multiple fighters were proposed as replacements with veteran Germaine Sanders (21-6, 17 KOs) getting what appears to be the final nod. (more…)



January 15th, 2009

Column

Eastern Europe Update!

By Alexey Sukachev

Famed ex-Soviet amateur fighter Gennady Shatkov tragically passed away after a long-term disease yesterday in his hometown of Saint Petersburg. He was 76. Shatkov is best known for winning a gold medal at 1956 Melbourne Olympics in super middleweight division. He also was a three-time national (1955, 1956 and 1958) and two-time European (1955 and 1959) champion but due to infamous political circumstances couldn’t even think of fighting in the paid ranks. His overall amateur record was 215-12.
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Meanwhile, another Russian amateur superstar Alexey Tischenko has confirmed he doesn’t plan on turning pro. “I haven’t decided yet whether I would continue my amateur career or not. But I definitely have no intentions on becoming a professional fighter. I’m currently training a bit and testing my senses and thoughts. I’ll continue fighting only if I feel enough driving power and winning desire in me. If not I’ll pursue other goals in business or in politics. The only thing which can really motivate me is a chance to become a three-time Olympic gold medalist. But no decision at the time,” commented Alexey, 24, to ‘All Sport’ media agency. Tischenko is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the featherweight (2004) and lightweight (2008) divisions. He is also working as a deputy for Omsk region general court.
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WBO #5, WBC #6 and WBA/IBF #7 rated European welterweight champ Rafal Jackiewicz (33-8-1, 18 KOs) will make the second defense of his title on Feb. 28th in Lublin. Jackiewicz, who has sensationally upset tough Ghanaian Jackson Osei Bonsu in September, will collide with unbeaten Italian WBO #14 Luciano Abis (25-0-1, 11 KOs). The show will be promoted by the leading Polish promotional company Bullit KnockOut Promotions. Also in action will be a bunch of highly regarded Polish talent, including Andrzej Wawrzyk (13-0, 8 KOs), Damian Jonak (19-0, 14 KOs), Tomasz Bonin (40-3, 22 KOs), Jarosław Hutkowski (9-0, 5 KOs), Tomasz Hutkowski (13-0-1, 10 KOs), Artur Szpilka (2-0, 1 KO) and Grzegorz Soszyński (11-0-1, 5 KOs).
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Former cruiserweight king Vassiliy Jirov is a free agent nowadays but he still hopes to continue his pro career. “If I am approached by a determined promoter with enough abilities I’ll be ready to go on as soon as possible. I still have it in me to get back to the top and to acquire the world champion regalia once again,” said Jirov to Caravan Kazakh web media agency. “I’m a free agent right now and I’ll carefully study all the possibilities.” He has a backup plan however, too. “I’m working in one automobile company. We construct specific devices to increase car’s mileage. More projects are coming soon so I have something for me outside of boxing as well.” Jirov (37-3-1, 31 KOs), 34, was a 1996 Altanta gold medalist in the light heavyweight division and Val Barker trophy owner. He acquired the IBF 200lb belt in 1999 and retained it six times until losing to James Toney in 2003. Jirov was last seen in the ring stopping Kenny Craven in two in 2007.
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It seems, reigning EBU-EE light middleweight champion Jimmy Colas (24-4, 11 KOs) will defend his title against perennial Czech contender Lucas Konecny (38-3, 19 KOs) on March 31st, in Prague. Konecny is ranked WBO #2, IBF #10 and WBA #11. The show will be promoted by SES Sport Events Steinforth.



January 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Battle of Beauties!

Remedies: Garlic vs. Sex

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Photos: Marianne Müller

A fascinating female clash will take place on January 17th at the Burg-Wächter Castello in Düsseldorf when local favorite and WIBF/WBC featherweight champion Ina Menzer (22-0, 9 KOs) defends against former champion Esther Schouten (22-4-1, 11 KOs). Ina Menzer and Esther Schouten met on Monday for the first time at the press conference at the Uerige Brewery in Düsseldorf in front of many journalists. For Schouten, it will be her fifth fight back since having her career derailed for cancer treatment. (more…)



January 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Chagaev happy to be back!

Photo: Universum Box Promotion

Photo: Universum Box Promotion

By Alexey Potapov

The reigning WBA heavyweight world champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev (24-0-1, 17 KOs) will return to action on February 7th against the unbeaten Carl Davis Drumond (26-0, 20 KOs) at the Stadthalle Rostock. Two American heavyweight fighters have been brought in to be his sparring partners. The one is Leo Nolan (27-1, 10 KOs) of Detroit, Michigan and the other is Terry “The Troublemaker” Smith (30-6-1, 18 KOs) of Little Rock, Arkansas. Both have been in the Universum Gym in Hamburg for a week now. The first sparring rounds of Chagaev weren’t supervised by his trainer Michael Timm, who is currently in Düsseldorf with Ina Menzer in preparation for her upcoming world title fight against Esther Schouten this Saturday. Timm’s assistant trainer Artur Grigorian is supervising the sessions at the moment. The former world champion Grigorian said, “The first sparring went really well for Ruslan. He knows what to do although he will make a slower start this week. It has been a long break after his Achilles injury.” Commenting on his first sparring, Chagaev said, “The last sparring I had done was in May last year. Afterwards I had a long rehabilitation period which was quite tiring. But now I’m looking forward to the next weeks. I don’t feel anything from my injury and I’m very happy to be back. I can hardly wait to be back in Rostock.”



January 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Valuev-Holyfield Update!

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association has begun to review and to consult about happened in the fight between Nicolay Valuev and Evander Holyfield on December 20th in Zurich. “We are going to review all that happened to see if irregularities in the fight did happen. All our fights are important and we give a lot of attention to each one and this will not be the exception independently on the claims on the part of Holyfield. It is the duty of the WBA to review thoroughly the video of this fight and any situation out of the ring. We have to seek a good answer for the fans, the world press and above all to take care of the integrity of the results,” said Gilberto Mendoza Jr., WBA Executive Vice-President. At the WBA Headquarters in Panama, Mendoza Jr. will head a group of Panamanian WBA judges to analyze the video of the fight round by round. Referees Pierluigi Poppi (116-112) and Mikael Hook (115-114) scored the bout for Valuev, while Guillermo Perez Pineda had it 114-114. The results of the investigation will be known “in the next weeks.”



January 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Spinks, Latimore reach accord!

The purse bid scheduled for for the vacant IBF jr. middleweight title between Cory Spinks and Deandre Latimore has been canceled. The two sides have reached an agreement with site and date to be announced.
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The purse bid scheduled for January 22 for the IBF welterweight mandatory defense between champion Joshua Clottey and Kermit Cintron has been canceled after Cintron decided to go in another direction. Three other IBF purse bids remain scheduled for the 22nd:
1) An IBF cruiserweight eliminator between B.J. Flores and Wayne Braithwaite
2) An IBF bantamweight eliminator between Silence Mabuza and Yonnhy Perez
3) An IBF jr. flyweight eliminator between Bert Batawang and Carlos Tamara



January 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Powell, Miranda crush foes!

By Karl Freitag at ringside

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Former #1 rated junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell (25-2, 15 KOs) took apart Christian Lloyd Joseph (12-8-3, 5 KOs) in less than three rounds on Wednesday night at the Hard Rock LIVE Arena in Hollywood, Florida. Powell jumped on Joseph and punished him on the ropes for much of round one although Joseph blocked many shots. Powell hurt Joseph at the end of round two and after he rocked Joseph in round three the bout was stopped. Time was 2:30. Powell claimed the IBA 154lb belt with the win.

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Photo: Javiel Centeno

In a light heavyweight clash, fan favorite KO artist Edison Miranda (31-3, 27 KOs) again displayed his power. Pantera dropped Emmanuel Esparza (20-8-1, 5 KOs) in round two and ended it spectacularly with a left hook at of round three. Esparza was counted out by referee Jorge Ortiz at :52. An impressive performance for Miranda coming off his loss to middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in his previous fight.

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Welterweight Antwone Smith (14-1-1, 8 KOs) scored an unpopular eight round unanimous decision over aggressive Benjamín Ankrah (9-9, 1 KO). Scores were 77-75, 77-75, 79-73.
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Olympian welterweight Jonathan Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) was impressive in his pro debut, stopping Alejandro Arteola (0-1) in round three. Gonzalez looked extremely sharp in breaking down Arteola, who finally sank to the canvas in round three. Time was :48. Gonzalez is co-promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Universal Promotions of Puerto Rico.
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Debuting lightweight prospect Stalinn Lopez (1-0) outpointed Jean Petit Homme (2-16-4, 2 KOs) 40-36 across the board.
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Unbeaten middleweight Jonathan Cepeda (3-0, 2 KOs) went the distance for the first time, taking a one-sided decision over Marvin Blair (2-3-1). Cepeda dropped Blair twice in round three, but the gutsy Blair made the final bell. Scores were 39-35, 40-34, 40-34.
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Unbeaten Star Boxing light heavyweight Yathomas Riley (5-0, 3 KOs) spoiled the pro debut of Evjeny Stardubtsev. Riley dropped Stardubtsev in round two and punished him for the duration. Scores were 40-35 on all cards.
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In a surprise, highly touted super middleweight prospect Timothy Taggart (3-2, 2 KOs) was shocked by Williams Deets (2-7, 1 KO) in a four-rounder. Scores were 39-37 on all cards for Deets, who connected landed the cleaner punches in the fight.
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Bantamweight Jose Nieves (17-1-2, 8 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over game veteran Jose Garcia-Bernal (26-15-1, 17 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 60-54, 59-55.



January 14th, 2009

UFC

UFC 94 is sold-out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) announced today that UFC 94: ST-PIERRE vs. PENN 2 is officially sold out. The mega-fight pitting Champion against Champion that will take place Saturday, January 31, is one of the most anticipated UFC bouts in history and now can be seen only on pay-per-view. More than 14,000 fans are expected to attend the event live inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

Get a closer look at St. Pierre-Penn TONIGHT on Spike TV . . . Click here for more



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Drumond plans to KO Chagaev!

...or punish him for 12 rounds

WBA #10 rated and undefeated heavyweight contender, Carl Davis Drumond, plans to shock the boxing world February 7th when he fights WBA “Champion in Recess” Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev, live on pay-per-view in the United States from Rostock, Germany. “The Champion Returns” card, presented by Universum Boxing-Promotion, will also feature on PPV the WBA light welterweight title fight between title holder Andreas Kotelnik and undefeated #1 contender Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana, as well as hot Russian prospect Denis Boytsov against a challenger to be determined for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. (more…)



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Guerrero to face Ruiz!

Former two-time featherweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (22-1-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring in his super featherweight debut against veteran Edel Ruiz (31-21-4, 22 KOs) in the featured undercard attraction on the January 24th welterweight championship showdown between Antonio Margarito and Sugar Shane Mosley at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Guerrero, a recent signee of Golden Boy Promotions, is entering the ring after nearly a year layoff.



January 14th, 2009

Feature Story

Cotto, Pavlik ready to bounce back!

By Matt Richardson, photos by Ed Mulholland
After losing in dramatic fashion in two of the highest profile fights of 2008, middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and former two-division champion Miguel Cotto will both return to the ring on February 21st on a pay-per-view card distributed by their promoter Top Rank, it was announced on Tuesday at an afternoon press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York City . . . . Click here for more



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Barrera inked by ESPN!

Story by Edgar Gonzalez, photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda
With a commitment of a five-year contract with Don King Promotions the 16-year veteran and seven-time world champion in three different weight classes, Marco Antonio Barrera continues to give back to the boxing community . . .  Click here for more



January 14th, 2009

UFC

Shootout at the UK Corral

UFC 93 is LIVE on PAY-PER-VIEW
THIS SATURDAY at 10p ET/7p PT!

Since the Ultimate Fighting Championship began its “durable and sustainable” foray into the UK at 2007’s UFC 70:Worlds Collide, there have been a pair of show stealers lurking on the most of the subsequent undercards. While Marcus Davis and Chris Lytle have lit up the MMA world facing a various array of dangerous UK-based opponents, UFC 93 finally offers fight fans the chance to see the former professional boxers square off against each other . . . Click here for more by Brady Crytzer

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Rocchigiani to train Aydin!

Photo: Arena Box-Promotion

Photo: Arena Box-Promotion

Arena CEO Ahmet Öner has added former IBF super middleweight and WBC light heavyweight champion Graciano Rocchigiani to his trainer staff. 45-year-old “Rocky” is now responsible for the development of rising Turkish welterweight star Selcuk Aydin. “I am glad to have the chance to work with a rough diamond like Selcuk,” states Rocchigiani. “If he stays focused and keeps on working hard he will surely not only become world champion but a dominant force and an international superstar.” (more…)



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda, Powell fights on PPV!

iBN Sports will air tonight’s Seminole Warriors Boxing doubleheader over the Al Bernstein Boxing Channel (ABBC). The event from the Hard Rock in Florida will be made available for pay-per-view fans along with a spectacular bonus fight from the Seminole Warriors library of past events. The live portion featuring Edison Miranda and Sechew Powell in separate bouts is billed as the “Hard Knocks at the Hard Rock.” The agreement to broadcast this January match-up, a first of many Warriors Boxing events over the ABBC, represents iBN Sports’ commitment to bring engaging and competitive bouts to a new worldwide generation of boxing fans. In addition to showcasing the current fights, iBN Sports will also offer Pay-Per-View packages from the Warriors’ action packed library. For more information regarding this and other events, log onto http://www.warriorsboxing.com and if you can’t be at the Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena for tonight’s fight card, log into http://www.ibnsports.com to view the action.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxer Steve Garrett killed

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Sad news to report. Annapolis, MD super middleweight Steve Garrett was shot and killed near his home in Annapolis on January 6. According to The Capital newspaper, police were called to Bowman Drive in Annapolis at about 9 p.m. on the sixth for the report of a car accident and found Garrett in a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. So far, police have not released any information about a suspect or motive and are seeking the public’s help providing any information.
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Garrett (2-6) fought off and on between 2000 and 2007. He served as the pro debut opponents for current IBF Light Heavyweight champ Chad Dawson and “Contender — Season One” star Peter Manfredo, Jr. Garrett also battled current Maryland prospects. Mike Paschall, Jarell Mason Jackson and Joshua Snyder. Garrett’s last bout was on November 1, 2007 when he lost to Jimmy Lubash during a Jonathan Odgen Foundation benefit boxing card at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. Fightnews sends condolences to the Garrett family. Garrett was 39 years old.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

K-9: Ready to shock the world!

By Rick Scharmberg

Mention a boxer named “K-9″, and everyone who follows boxing, and, thanks to the TV reality show “The Contender Season 2″, many who don’t, know you are talking about junior middleweight contender Cornelius “K-9″ Bundrage. “It sounds scary, so I picked it up for respect,” said Bundrage of his unusual nickname. “Being from Detroit, which is real rough, I couldn’t be Cornelius – they would try me.” Bundrage is coming off of an impressive fifth round stoppage of IBF #7-ranked Zaurbek Baysangurov, on December 13 in Germany. Bundrage, who was ranked #14 in the IBF before the fight, should move into the division’s top-10 at the very least. (more…)



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC plans Boxing World Cup!

The search for new ring stars is on

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC has announced a World Cup tournament for boxing later this year. “Boxing is going through a critical stage and we need heroes,” stated WBC president Jose Sulaiman. “We expect to carry out a World Cup with the countries that belong to the WBC during the second half of this year….we need to survive in boxing and new figures need to appear. I maintain that the idols are important for boxing.” The WBC chief proposed that each country would conduct internal tournaments to define their representatives for the final phase of the World Cup, which will include the participation of a great majority of member countries in the sanctioning organization.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce: Losing not an option!

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

By Lee Bates

At the break of dawn, Jorge “Travieso” Arce (54-4-1, 39 KOs) runs at extremely high altitude of the mountains of Toluca, Mexico. The fight is now less than a month away and the former world champion is convinced that his tremendous conditioning will play in his keys to being successful in his challenge of unified super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs). “I’m pushing my body to its maximum limits in training for this fight,” commented Arce. “This is without a doubt the biggest fight of my career. Losing is not an option for me.” Arce-Darchinyan will take place on February 7th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and be televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Edison Miranda!

Super middleweight KO artist and fan favorite Edison Miranda speaks before his comeback fight tonight against Emmanuel Esparza at the Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena in Hollywood, Florida.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Sechew Powell!

Junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell speaks about his IBA title clash tonight against Christian Lloyd Joseph at the Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena in Hollywood, Florida.



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

SHOWTIME comes to Canada!

Super Channel, Canada’s national pay television network, is pleased to announce that through an exclusive agreement it will be offering Canadians two streams of exciting Live Showtime Boxing – Championship Boxing and ShoBox “The New Generation.” Super Channel is offering access to boxing matches that have never been made available to Canadians before. Beginning with the Vic Darchinyan-Jorge Arce matchup that fans, media and the fighters themselves have been clamouring for – two of boxing’s biggest little men and hardest punchers clash on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Feb. 7. (more…)



January 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from the Hard Rock!

Sechew Powell 153.75 vs Christian Lloyd Joseph 153.25
Edison Miranda 172.75 vs Emmanuel Esparza 174.5
Jonathan Gonzalez ?? vs Alejandro Arteola ??
Antwone Smith 151 vs Benjamin Ankrah 146.25
Jose Nievas 118 vs Antonio Cochero ??
Timothy Taggart 159.25 vs William Deets 163.5
Yathomas Reilly 174 vs Evjeny Stardubtsev 168.5
Jonathan Cepedac 161.5 vs Marvin Blair 163
Stalinn Lopez 138 vs Jean Petit Homme 139.5
Venue: Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena, Hollywood, FL
Promoter: Seminole Warriors Boxing
Tickets: $152, $102, $52, $22



January 13th, 2009

Exclusive

Arum making plans!

By Matt Richardson

With 2009 barely two weeks old, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is already making plans (and big fights) for the New Year.  On Tuesday Arum was in New York to announce his February 21st double city pay-per-view featuring welterweight Miguel Cotto versus Michael Jennings and middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik against Marco Antonio Rubio.  Also likely to be featured on that card is Top Rank fighter Joshua Clottey, defending his IBF welterweight title against Kermit Cintron.

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On January 24th, meanwhile, Arum has Antonio Margarito up against Shane Mosley in an important welterweight match up.  Regardless of the outcome of that fight Margarito will likely fight Cotto again in the second quarter of the year.  “The chances are very, very good; June 14th, the night before the Puerto Rican day parade in the Garden,” Arum said at Tuesday’s press conference.  If Cotto were to be upset by Jennings, however, that fight would not occur.

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Arum, meanwhile is also trying to secure Manny Pacquiao’s next fight, which is likely to occur on May 2nd against junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  “We’re still finalizing it,” Arum said.  “Pacquiao went back to the Philippines and now wants more money but we’ll handle that.  I’ve been through that before,” he said.  Asked if disputes between Top Rank and Hatton promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy could be holding up the super fight, Arum said it wasn’t the case.  “It’s not about Schaefer and it’s not about me.  You can’t put yourself or your company at the forefront of these negotiations.”

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In that vein, when asked about a fight between Top Rank pupil Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Oscar de la Hoya Arum noted that there has been a lot of talk out of Chavez’ camp but that “you haven’t heard a lot of talk from the Oscar people.”



January 13th, 2009

UFC

Go behind the scenes for UFC 94!

UFC 94 is live on PPV Jan. 31!

In anticipation of one of the biggest mixed martial arts events and rematches of all-time, UFC 94 featuring Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and Lightweight Champion BJ Penn, Spike TV will present UFC® Primetime® premiering this Wednesday, January 14 from 10:30-11:00pm ET/PT . . . . Click here for more

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 13th, 2009

UFC

Belcher looking to shine!

UFC 93 is LIVE on PAY-PER-VIEW
THIS SATURDAY at 10p ET/7p PT!

Erase April 19, 2008 from the record books for Alan Belcher and things might be a lot different for the 24-year old from Biloxi, Mississippi. If he didn’t lose to Jason Day on that spring night in Montreal, he would be on a nearly two year unbeaten streak in the UFC, which means he could have been in title contention after wins over Jorge Santiago, Sean Salmon, Kalib Starnes, and Ed Herman.  . . . Click here for more

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Peter targets Arreola!

Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” (Peter (30-2, 23 KOs) says he wants to punish Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola for using Peter’s name to try and build himself up. “To Chris Arreola, I want to say that there is only one true Nightmare in the heavyweight division and that’s me, Samuel Peter “The Nigerian Nightmare!” Peter proposes a showdown between the two sluggers this year with an agreement that the loser must change his ring moniker. (more…)



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda, Powell Presser Video!



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Civil War in Polanco!

Boxeo Telemundo returns January 23

Boxeo TELEMUNDO will kick off the new year on January 23 from the beautiful Foro Scotia Bank at Colonia Polanco in Mexico City. The main event is being billed “Civil War in Polanco” as it will feature two of the best flyweights from Mexico, national champion Jesus “El Zurdo” Jimenez (20-5, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara will be making his mandatory defense of his title against official challenger Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (20-6-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico City in a clash scheduled for 12 rounds. Also, in a special attraction, Dubai’s only professional fighter, undefeated Eisa Al Dah will be feature in a four-rounder. His opponent will be announced shortly. Seven fights are scheduled, doors open at 7PM, first bout 8PM. Tickets are already on sale at the Foro Scotia Bank Moliere 330 Colonia Polanco, Mexico City and at all Ticketmaster locations Tel: 5325-9000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.mex. The show is being presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation” in association with Producciones Deportivas and Rafael Mendoza. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network.



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Powell, Miranda presser!

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Photo: Javiel Centeno

The day before super middleweight star Edison “Pantera” Miranda and junior middleweight contender Sechew “The Iron Horse” Powell step into the ring to begin their 2009 campaigns, the two fistic standouts met the press to discuss their pivotal bouts on Wednesday’s “Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock” event at the Seminole Paradise Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for “Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock”, which is headlined by the return of junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell against Christian Lloyd Joseph, a super middleweight bout between Edison Miranda and Manuel Esparza, and the debut of 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Jonathan Gonzalez, are priced at $152, $102, $52, and $22, and are available now at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com. Also in action on January 14th will be highly touted Cuban defector Stalinn Lopez in his pro debut and Star Boxing standout Yathomas Riley.

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Photo: Javiel Centeno



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch ready for Taylor!

WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch has directed his venom at Jermain Taylor and his team after suggestions that Froch was sidelined until June with a rib injury. Froch believes it’s just another in a long line of tactics for Team Taylor to avoid facing him. “I’ve no injury worries now and I’m ready, willing and able to defend my title against Taylor,” stated Froch. “I believe Taylor and [Lou] DiBella have been swerving me for some time now, they obviously don’t fancy the job. He declined the opportunity to contest the vacant WBC title with me and instead fought Jeff Lacy in a final eliminator for that same title. Now this mysterious rumor is being spread in the U.S. that I’m injured and out until June so he’s looking at other options. The only person that’s going to be out is Jermain Taylor after I’ve smoked his boots….purse bids for the fight have been called for Friday week so we’ll see what they’re made of then but I can guarantee I’ll be ready to defend my title against Taylor within 90 days of the purse bid as per the WBC rules.”



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik, Cotto presser!

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

(Above) WBC world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik poses with #1-rated challenger Marco Antonio Rubio during today’s press conference at Madison Square Garden. (Below) Miguel Cotto and Michael Jennings pose at the same press conference to announce Top Rank’s February 21 “Two Great Fights,One Great Night” Pay-Per-View where superstars Pavlik and Cotto will fight two world title fights in two different cities all on the same night and on the same live telecast. Pavlik will fight at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio and Cotto will take on Jennings for the vacant WBO welterweight championship at MSG.

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek to face Banks?

By Lee Bates

Word is that newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Tomas Adamek (36-1, 24 KOs) of Poland will make the first defense of his title against world ranked challenger Jonathan Banks (20-0, 14 KOs). The bout would take place February 27th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and be aired live on a special edition of SHOWTIME’s acclaimed ShoBox series. Adamek won the title at the same venue on December 11th, dethroning champion Steve Cunningham in front of a large Polish crowd. Banks was to fight Enzo Maccarinelli for the vacant WBO belt in December, but had to pull out with an ankle injury.



January 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Alekseev ready for title shot!

Menzer to defend against Schouten
Photo: Marianne Müller

Photo: Marianne Müller

Cruiserweight contender Alexander Alekseev is flanked by WIBF/WBC featherweight champion Ina Menzer and former champion Esther Schouten at Monday’s press conference in Düsseldorf. The WBO #2 rated Alekseev (16-0, 15 KOs) will face #9 rated Victor Emilio Ramirez (13-1, 11 KOs) for the WBO interim cruiserweight title on Saturday at the Burg-Wächter Castello. Ramirez is still en route to Germany from Argentina and was not in attendance. The undefeated Menzer (22-0, 9 KOs) will be making her twelfth world title defense against Schouten (22-4-1, 11 KOs), who has returned to the ring after an inspirational recovery from cancer. Schouten held the super bantamweight title from 2003 to 2006. (More to come)



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