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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

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Boxing News

Bute to defend against Zuniga!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Photo: Dave Spencer

Photo: Dave Spencer

Lucian Bute (23-0 18KO) will be making the third defense of his IBF Super-middleweight title this coming March 13th at the Bell Centre in Montreal versus knockout artist Fulgencio Zuniga (22-3-1 19KO) of Colombia. A full house of 16,000 looked on in shock in Bute’s last fight as they saw the hometown fighter hit the canvas for the first time in his career with mere seconds remaining in the contest against hard-charging opponent Librado Andrade. (more…)



January 22nd, 2009



Boxing News

George to face Ballogou next!

DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series makes its anticipated 2009 debut on February 25 with WBC # 6 rated light heavyweight and Brooklyn’s own Shaun George taking on former IBF Continental African cruiserweight titlist Jaffa “African Assassin” Ballogou, at the intimate BB King Blues Club & Grill, located in New York City’s Times Square. In addition to the George-Ballogou ten-round light heavyweight main event, unbeaten heavyweight Tor Hamer, from Harlem and middleweight prospect Philip Jackson Benson from Brooklyn, New York will see action. (more…)



January 22nd, 2009

UFC

Preview: Varner vs. Cerrone

Preview by Brady Crytzer

While its Ultimate big brother steals most of the attention on fight night, World Extreme Cagefighting always delivers action packed championship fights. With its best year behind it, WEC starts off 2009 in spectacular fashion as lightweight champion Jamie “The Worm” Varner defends his 155 lb. title against the unbeaten submission artist Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone  . . . Click here for more



January 22nd, 2009

UFC

Last chance to bid on UFC 94 tix

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Time is running out to bid on tickets! UFC 94 is sold out but here’s your chance to see UFC Welterweight Georges St. Pierre defend his title against UFC Lightweight Champion B. J. Penn. Bid now to win tickets in the first three rows of this exclusive UFC auction .  . . Click here for more



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Jennings warns Cotto!

British welterweight Michael Jennings will give it “100%” when he takes on Miguel Cotto for the vacant WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden on February 21st. Jennings has hit out at claims in the American and Puerto Rican press that it was “a done fight”. Speaking to Setanta Sports News Jennings said, “They were trying to say that he’d already beaten me. Some Puerto Rican press asked me what I thought about Cotto having already arranged his next fight with Margarito in June I said ‘he shouldn’t count his chickens’.” Jennings described Cotto as his toughest opponent to date and is under no illusions that the odds are stacked against him. “People can say what they want about me getting knocked out. I know it’s going to be a hard fight. But I’m a proud English man. I’m not going over there lose, I’m going over there to win.”



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Alexander Alexeev!

By Alexey Potapov

Cruiserweight Alexander Alexeev (16-1, 15 KOs) lost a challenge for the WBO interim cruiserweight title and his unbeaten record via TKO to Victor Emilio “El Tyson del Abasto” Ramirez (14-1, 12 KOs) last Saturday. In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, Alekseev tells us what happened. (more…)



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Gonzalez ready for all comers!

By Gabriel Cordero and Darrel Williams

WBA minimumweight world champion Roman “Chocolate” Gonzalez (22-0 20 KOs) of Nicaragua, is one of the diamonds that are the future of boxing that continue to emerge from poverty and hunger. Growing up in the barrios of Managua, poverty and hunger were his daily dose of life. “We were so poor, often only eating once a day,” he says. “My mother took care of us, cooking, cleaning, ironing other people’s clothes, just to make sure my four brothers and I could have food on the table and clothes on our back.” (more…)



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Botha returns February 6!

By Ron Jackson

Howard Goldberg, the South African representative for the World Boxing Foundation, has announced that former IBF heavyweight champion Francois Botha (46-4-2, 28 KOs) will meet the 34-year-old Ron “Rocky” Guerrero (20-15-3, 14 KOs) of Mexico on February 6 in Secunda for the vacant WBF heavyweight belt. Botha, 40, had his last fight in August 2006 when he outpointed Bob Mirovic of Australia at the Carousel in Hammanskraal.



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Dimitrenko eyes Euro belt!

Heavyweight Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko has been named as official challenger of European heavyweight champion Matt Skelton by the European Box Union. The unbeaten Dimitrenko (29-0, 19 KOs) is the next world title candidate of Universum Box-Promotion, rated in the top three by three of the four major world sanctioning organizations. However potential title fights against Vladimir Klitschko (IBF and WBO world champion) and Vitali Klitschko (WBC champion) are blocked by mandatory defenses in the near future forcing “Sascha” to be patient. A fight against Skelton (22-2, 19 KOs) is not yet scheduled at this time.



January 22nd, 2009

Feature Story

Official Pacquiao Statement!

“I am not fighting De la Hoya in this match,” said Manny Pacquiao addressing the implosion of his proposed May 2 super fight with Ricky Hatton. “There is no more rematch. Now, they have to put their facts right.” Pacquiao alleged that Golden Boy was bluffing, lying and trying to pressure him into sign a contract which was a little short of expectations. The following statement from Pacquiao was released to the media through Pacquiao camp member Winchell Campos. (more…)



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Mabuza making first defense!

By Ron Jackson

Kaizer Mabuza makes the first defence of his South African junior welterweight title when he meets Mzukisi Mgidi at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Mabuza (19-6-3, 11 KOs), who also holds the WBA Pan African junior welterweight title, won the national title when he upset Samuel Malinga in Bloemfontein in October last year. Mgidi from East London who made his pro debut in June 1999 has a reported record of (17-3-2, 12 KOs) and is ranked at number one in the most recent Boxing SA rankings. (more…)



January 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Climb Through the Ropes!

Tonight's Guests: Robert Guerrero, Max Kellerman

ttrThis week, former featherweight champ Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and HBO’s Max Kellerman go “Through the Ropes.”  Call or email your questions for Robert and Max tottropes@earthlink.net. Former IBF featherweight champ Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero fights for the first time in over a year, this Saturday night.  Here what Robert has to say about his self imposed layoff and his plans for the 130 pound division. HBO commentator Max Kellerman had some pretty strong opinions about the scoring in last week’s Berto – Collazo bout.  Hear what he has to say about it, along with his thoughts on Mosley – Margarito and all things boxing. 

Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville.  The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET. Climb Through the Ropes tonight!



January 22nd, 2009

UFC

Penn: 7 defining moments!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

In describing the career of former UFC welterweight champion and current lightweight champ BJ Penn, it may be the man himself who said it best: “There’s just something about BJ Penn that gets people amped up. You don’t know what’s gonna happen, but something’s gonna happen though. He might disappoint you, he might make you happy, he might make you cry, he might make you jump out of your chair, but he’ll do something to you.” Read on for the seven defining moments from the career of “The Prodigy”  . . .  Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Two IBF purse bids cancelled!

Two IBF purse bids scheduled for tomorrow (1/22/09) have been cancelled. The auction for the cruiserweight eliminator for the #1 spot between current #2 B.J. Flores and #6 Wayne Braithwaite was canceled after Flores decided to go in another direction. The auction for the IBF bantamweight eliminator between Silence Mabuza and Yonnhy Perez was canceled after the two sides reached an agreement to promote the fight in South Africa on March 27th.



January 21st, 2009

Interview

Collazo speaks out!

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

2009 got off to a great start at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. on Saturday, as young WBC titlist Andre Berto engaged former WBA champion Luis Collazo in an all-action welterweight war to determine whether the 2004 Haitian Olympian is ready to compete with the elite of the division . . .  Click here for more



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Ponce de Leon ready to fight!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like former WBO super bantamweight world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon could make his next ring appearance in March in Chihuahua, Mexico. Ponce de Leon is currently training at the Villa Juarez Avalos Gym in Chihuahua and is waiting for Golden Boy Promotions finalize his next fight and opponent. The probable date for the reappearance of Ponce de Leon is March 14th. He is coming off a fourth round KO of Damian David Marchiano last November in Chihuahua, Mexico. Sources close to Ponce de Leon indicate that after this next fight he will seek a showdown with countryman Rafael Marquez.



January 21st, 2009

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has launched the official site for UFC 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2, featuring the UFC® welterweight championship main event between champion Georges St-Pierre and UFC lightweight champion and welterweight challenger BJ Penn live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 31. In what many say is the greatest mixed martial arts matchup of all time, former UFC welterweight champion BJ Penn, who dropped a controversial split decision to St-Pierre in their first matchup, looks to become the first fighter in history to hold two UFC belts at the same time. The fully interactive 3-D Microsite http://94.ufc.com provides all the angles, all the analysis and answers all the questions that mixed martial arts fans want to know .  . . Click here for more

WHO HAS THE STRONGER WILL TO WIN? Catch UFC PRIMETIME: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN tonight on Spike TV! Click here for more 



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Mijares, Linares return 3/14!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Cristian Mijares and Jorge Linares will headline the 2009 “KO to Drugs” Festival taking place on March 14th at the Coliseo Centenario in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. The prestigious event is presented by the WBA and the State of Coahuila in coordination with KO Entertainment and various sponsors. The principal fights of the night will be Mijares against Nehomar Cermeño for the WBC interim bantamweight title and Linares defend his WBA super featherweight world crown against local favorite Josafat Perez.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Lebedev to fight on March 14!

By Alexey Sukachev

“2009 will be a special year for Denis Lebedev, one of the most talented Russian prospects around,” says his manager Vladimir Hrunov. “Only tough opponents, no gimmies will be considered. It’s time for a serious breakthrough for him.” Lebedev (16-0, 11 KOs) will fight a next on March 14th at M.E.N Arena in Manchester, England, on the big Amir Khan–Marco Antonio Barrera undercard. Several opponents are being mentioned for a scheduled ten-rounder, including Jaffa Ballogou (46-7, 40 KOs), Ola Afolabi (13-1-3, 5 KOs), Imamu Mayfield (25-9-2, 18 KOs) and Mathew Ellis (20-6-1, 9 KOs). Lebedev, promoted by Frank Warren, is now in preparation for an upcoming challenge under the guidance of Valery Belov, Alexander Povetkin’s head coach.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Hatton implodes!

Camps can't agree on purse split

The camps of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton have both rejected a compromise on the purse split of their proposed May 2 super fight. The Pacquiao camp demanded a 60-40 split, while the Hatton camp insisted on 50-50. Attempts to salvage the fight with 52-48 and 55-45 splits failed and now both camps say they are pursuing other options after Pacquiao missed a signing deadline today. Hatton promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy ripped into the Pacman, telling the LA Times “Frankly, I’m disgusted at the behavior of Manny Pacquiao. He’s a spoiled young kid who doesn’t know how to behave.” Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, who had offered Pacquiao a huge $11 million guarantee, called Pacquiao’s rejection of a purse surpassing that of his fight against De La Hoya “bizarre.”



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Huck, Battelo workout!

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Photo: Sauerland Event

European Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck has warned Geoffrey Battelo he will be in for a “hot dance” when the two former sparring partners clash on Saturday night. Today they showed their skills at the public work-out in Meißen, where Huck displayed his huge punching power during three rounds of padwork with coach Ulli Wegner. “The fists are already flying quite well,” he said. “It will be even better on Saturday. Battelo will be in for a hot dance. I have worked hard to become the European Champion and I will defend my title no matter what.” Battelo is not short of confidence either. “I have come here to win the title,” he stated. “Huck and I used to have very hard sparring sessions in the past. I know how to beat him.” (more…)



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

25 Years of Universum!

Grigorian planning comeback
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Klaus-Peter Kohl

On February 24th, 1984, promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl staged his first Universum Fight Night featuring brothers Ralf and Graciano Rocchigiani at Hamburg’s Alsterdorfer Sporthalle. Since then, 272 additional fight cards have been promoted by Universum all over the world. During the 25 years, there have 21 Universum world champions plus 8 female world champions crowned, a lot of great successes were celebrated, but there were also defeats to handle along the way. In commemoration of this unique and successful history, a big anniversary celebration is planned for February 24th where the whole Universum family will celebrate. In addition, it will mark the big comeback of the long-standing former world champion “King” Artur Grigorian, who from 1996 to 2004 rules as a world champion the lightweight division. Also being honored during the evening will be “Boxing Queen” Regina Halmich for her extreordinary career. Naturally, all the current and former world champions will be invited to the big celebration at the famous Universum Gym.



January 21st, 2009

UFC

GSP: 7 defining moments!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has always been one of mixed martial arts’ greatest talents. But losses, as well as wins, have shaped who GSP truly is as a fighter. What were the seven defining moments of the Canadian star’s career? Read on to find out on this updated list.  . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Gutknecht to face Williams!

Two more bouts have been announced for the February 7th “Universum Champions Night” in Rostock, Germany. Unbeaten German super middleweight titleholder Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (15-0, 6 KOs) will face his toughest test to date against former world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29- 5-1, 16 KOs). Also highly regarded unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks (10-0, 4 KOs) will face an opponent to be named. Two world title bouts will headline featuring WBA heavyweight “champion in recess” Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev versus unbeaten challenger Carl David Drumond and WBA light welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik against #1 rated knockout artist Marcos Maidana. The event will be seen live on pay-per-view in the United States.



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Prodesa signs two more!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Prodesa Boxing, Nicaragua’s premier promotion and managerial company, recently signed two more top local prospects to their already talent lineup which includes WBA miniumweight champ Roman Gonzalez and former WBA lightweight champ Jose Alfaro. The two prospects are slick bantamweight southpaw Alvaro Perez (16-1-1, 11 KOs) who is ranked in the top 15 in both the WBA and WBO, and lightweight prospect Ronnie McFields (12-2-2, 9 KOs).



January 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Sosa to return in March!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Edgar Sosa will defend his WBC miniumweight world title on March 28th against an opponent to be named. The bout will take place in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. “The event will take place in my hometown and Sosa will be facing a rival to be selected in the next few days that will be Japanese or Filipino,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. The site of the fight will be a gymnasium with a capacity for six thousand people. The card will also include fights for regional titles, as well as a women’s world title fight.
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“March is a very loaded month for boxing,” commented Sulaiman. “On March 12 Oscar Larios will defend his featherweight title against Takahiro Aoh. Then comes the fight of Antonio Pitalúa against Edwin Valero, which could be in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or some others. We have goal to stage some twelve world title fights in Mexico this year.”



January 21st, 2009

Feature Story

Nuzhnenko picks Mosley!

By Alexey Potapov

In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, the WBA’s “other” welterweight champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko (28-0, 13 KOs) has given his prediction for the clash between Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) and Sugar Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KOs) on Saturday night in Los Angeles. “I think it’s about 70% against 30% that Sugar Shane Mosley will win,” estimates Nuzhnenko. “He has much more experience and is faster than Margarito. But the Mexican has been a very persistent boxer his last few fights, therefore he has some chance, but I think that Sugar Shane will win.” (more…)



January 21st, 2009

UFC

‘The Heat’ is on!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV Jan. 31!

Although the voice on the other end of the phone is unmistakably that of Karo “The Heat” Parisyan, the calmness in his demeanor makes me doubt for a moment whether I have dialed the correct number .  . . Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC

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 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan: I will finish Arce!

World champion unloads on "Travieso"

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF,WBC,WBA super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan has told Fightnews from Las Vegas where he is having his final training sessions before his title bout and states that he is upset with Jorge “Travieso” Arce for not respecting fellow Mexican champions and promises to finish his career of his opponent on February 7 when they clash. “Jorge Arce doesn’t respect boxing or the hundreds of Mexican boxers that have been warriors in the ring,” Darchinyan said. “To think he has to use champions like, Israel Vasquez, Erik Morales, Fernando Montiel, Christian Mijares and Victor Burgos as his tools for making a name for himself because his results in the ring have been average, makes him a disgrace to Mexican boxing.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Orlando Cuellar!

It’s official: Former world cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (44-1) will face WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (36-2) on March 21st at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Gomez started his preparation in L.A. four weeks ago. Along with his coaches Orlando Cuellar and Bülent Baser “The Black Panther” is currently working on his fitness basics before starting his technical and tactical training next week in Hamburg, Germany. The team has also planned to go into a training camp in Spain for three or four weeks. Fightnews.com recently spoke to Cuellar about Gomez’ preparations.



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda wants Taylor NOW!

Pantera: I'm ready to do it at anytime

With the talk of a March bout on Showtime featuring former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor tearing through the boxing world, super middleweight contender Edison “Pantera” Miranda is making his case for a showdown between “Bad Intentions” and the self proclaimed baddest man at 168 pounds. “I don’t think there’s any more exciting fight for the fans right now than one between me and Jermain Taylor,” said Miranda. “We both come to fight, we’re both warriors, and I’ll get to keep my Knockout of The Year streak going when we step into the ring with each other.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Feature Story

Q&A: Chris John!

Longtime champ prepares for U.S. debut
Photo: Craig Watt

Photo: Craig Watt

By Craig Watt

Undefeated WBA Featherweight champion Chris John (42-0-1, 22 KOs) is perhaps one of world boxing’s most unknown world champions, outside his home country of Indonesia. This is perhaps surprising since he has made ten title defenses of the WBA title he won in 2003, even more surprising since he also holds a unanimous points win over Juan Manuel Marquez in 2006 in the fifth defense of his WBA crown. Inside Indonesia however it is a different story and he is perhaps the greatest sporting icon – idolized and followed in the same way as Ricky Hatton is in England and Manny Pacquiao is in the Philippines. He is a household name in Indonesia, but on the world scene, less well known although his boxing talent and undefeated record in 43 fights is greatly impressive. (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek!

By Michal Koper / Tomasz S. Galazka, bokser.org

IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (36-1, 24 KOs) is planning to have his first title defense on February 27 in the Prudential Center hall in Newark, NJ. According to Adamek, after a proposed bout with BJ Flores fell through, a verbal agreement has now been reached with handlers of the yet unbeaten Jonathon Banks (20-0, 14 KOs). (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Johnson-Judah rematch set!

johnsonjudah2adTheir first meeting in 2003 ended in a controversial draw. On Friday, February 27, nearly six years later, light heavyweight standouts Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah finally get the opportunity to settle the score when they headline ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. “This is one of the fights I’ve been waiting to get back, and now the time is here,” said Johnson. “I know I won the first fight with Judah, and I will take care of the injustice of that draw on February 27th.” (more…)



January 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Lopez-Posuwan postponed!

By Lee Bates

The February 7th WBO super flyweight interim title fight between Jose “Carita” Lopez (38-7-2, 32 KOs) and Pramuansak Posuwan (45-1-1, 24 KOs) has been postponed until a firm date of March 28th. Lopez’ promoter PR Best Boxing’s Ivan Rivera released the following statement on the reason. “After carefully consulting with my team, Posuwan’s team, and the WBO, we have decided together that there may not be sufficient time for Posuwan to obtain his visa for the February 7th original event date. We had to make sure we made a professional and responsible decision out of respect to the fighters, the fans, and all parties involved,” stated Rivera. The entire February 7th card will be moved to the new date but the venue will remain the same. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the original date can contact TicketCenter at (787) 792-5000.



January 20th, 2009


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