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Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda At a nearly filled to the rafters StubHub Center in Carson, CA, ...

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Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank On a stormy night in N. Texas, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford ...

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Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

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Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

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Boxing News

Perez to defend against Maicelo January 9

On January 9, 2015, WBA Interim lightweight champion, Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs), who hails from Columbia, will put everything on the line against Peruvian contender Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). The 12-round bout will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California and air live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights”.

In his last bout which took place on October 24, 2014, Perez defended his interim title with a 6th round knockout over Jaider Parra (23-2-1, 12 KOs). “Maicelo is a very difficult opponent and I will have to use all my skills to come out victorious.” said Perez. “Knowing I’ve been here before, I feel I have the advantage going into this bout. A win will advance my career to the next level and I know what I have to do to be victorious. It’s going to be an exciting fight because we both have a lot to lose. I need to come out on top and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.” (more…)



November 28th, 2014



Scale Watch

Crawford, Beltran, Gradovich, Velez make weight

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Terence Crawford 135 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.8
(WBO lightweight championship)
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs. Jayson Velez 126
(IBF featherweight championship)

Alex Saucedo 142.4 vs. Daniel Calzada 145.2
Michael Reed 140.8 vs. Oscar Valenzuela 139.4
Johnny Determan 118.8 vs. Manuel Galaviz 114
John Franklin 118.4 vs. Andre Wilson 117.8
Bernard Davis 124.8 vs. Bryan Timmons 126.4
Zsolt Daranyi Jr 150.8 vs. Javier Rodriquez 147.6

Venue: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

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November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov KOs Castillo in five

Former WBO jr welterweight world champion “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-13-1, 57 KOs) on Friday at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow. Provodnikov pressed the action and outworked Castillo, although Castillo gave a game effort. The end came in round five with Castillo going down twice.

Unbeaten 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke (7-0-2, 5 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in over 20 years and scored a second round KO over no-hoper Elliot Seymour (1-10, 1 KO) in a 1801b catch weight fight that will go into the books as an exhibition in name only. Rourke dropped the 29-year-old Seymour twice in round two, the second time for the count.

2008 Olympic gold medalist and cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (21-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jackson Junior (15-2, 13 KOs). Chakhkiev dropped Junior in round four and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage.

Unbeaten cruiserweight KO artist Dmitry Kudryashov (16-0, 16 KOs) needed just 22 seconds to demolish former WBC champion Juan Carlos Gomez (55-4, 40 KOs). Kudryashov missed with a left hook then connected with a straight right to finish Gomez and claim the WBA International cruiserweight title.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Eduard Troyanovsky (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular first round KO over Jose Agustin Feria (16-2-1, 10 KOs). A crushing right hand put Feria down and out face first. Troyanovsky wins the WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (7-0, 6 KOs) was taken the distance for the first time in winning a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Joey Vegas (17-10-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 80-72 across the board.

Super featherweight Andrey Klimov (19-1, 9 KOs) outworked Gabino Cota (16-3-1, 14 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 100-89, 99-92, 100-91.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Sergey Lipinets (5-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Ernie Sanchez (14-6-1, 5 KOs) in round eight.



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denmark

Photos: Photo Wende/Team Sauerland

All four fighters for tomorrow’s WBC Female doubleheader in Copenhagen had no problems making weight.

WBC interim world super lightweight champion Klara Svensson weighed in at 138 lbs., while her challenger Lucia Morelli brought 135.5 lbs. to the scale. It will be the first title defense for the “Swedish Princess” Svensson who won the interim championship by beating Marie Riederer in September. The winner of this fight will face newly crowned WBC world champion Erica Anabella Farias next.

Unified WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF welterweight champion and boxing’s “First Lady” Cecilia Braekhus weighed in at 144 lbs. Her challenger Jennifer Retzke went over the scale at 145.5 lbs. The unbeaten and undisputed champion Braekhus is looking to defend her title for the 16th time. The 33-year-old Norwegian sports icon won the WBC World championship in March 2009 and has beaten every challenger ever since. Right after the weigh-in female boxing’s pound-for-pound-champion was awarded with two pictures to personalize her green and gold WBC belt and proudly presented the “upgraded” belt to the public and media.

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November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury-Chisora weigh-in results

Bad Blood is here! Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora faced off one last time at Friday’s weigh-in held at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, West London, before Saturday night’s boxing match at the ExCel Arena. Lots of jawing during the face-off. Chisora extended his hand but Fury refused to shake it.

There was also a long intense face-off between middleweight boxer Billy Joe Saunders and bitter rival Chris Eubank Jr.

Tyson Fury 264 vs. Dereck Chisora 241.5
Billy Joe Saunders 159.7 vs. Chris Eubank Jr 159.25
Frankie Gavin 146.5 vs. Bradley Skeete 146.25

Venue: ExCel Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: ESPN3



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Jayson Velez: This Saturday I will become world champion

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank


On Saturday night, undefeated featherweight prospect Jayson Vélez (22-0, 16 KOs) will have the opportunity he’s being waiting all his career when he clashes with the unbeaten IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) at the Century Link Center in Omaha.

“I am ready for this opportunity,” Velez stated. “I feel ready. I had the best training camp of my life to get in the best condition in my career. We worked really hard for this. We know his style and what he does. I have no doubt that I will become the IBF featherweight world champion!”

Gradovich vs. Velez will be the opening live bout on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast headlined by Terence Crawford vs. Reymundo Beltran.



November 28th, 2014

UFC

Bigg Rigg’s Best: Defining Johny Hendricks

On Saturday, December 6, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks defends his title for the first time against the man he won it against, Robbie Lawler. But before UFC 181 and the rematch of the leading contender for 2014 Fight of the Year, let’s take a look at some of the other pivotal moments in the career of “Bigg Rigg.” . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 181 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Edner Cherry targets Gamboa, top 130-pounders

With Thanksgiving upon us, junior lightweight contender Edner Cherry believes there are plenty of turkeys in the 130-pound division who seem to run for cover whenever his name is mentioned. The 32-year-old Cherry has not lost a fight in more than more than six years. His last setback, in 2008, came via 12-round decision to Tim Bradley for the latter’s WBC junior welterweight title, 10 pounds over Cherry’s natural fighting weight. Cherry has boxed 10 times since then. He has won nine of them, six by knockout, and he boxed one no contest when his opponent, Eric Aiken, claimed he couldn’t continue after getting hit after the bell ending the first round.

“I want to get into the ring with any champion or any of the top guys at 130,” said Cherry, who blew out Osumanu Akaba, of Ghana, in two rounds in his last fight Oct. 18 in Philadelphia. “All I want to do is fight the best and show the world that I’m the best 130-pound fighter in the world. Look at the guys who beat me, all above my natural weight,” said Cherry, who also dropped a 10-round decision to Paulie Malignaggi in 2007. “They were all current, former or soon-to-be champions. I’ve fought them all. Now I’m fighting at 130, never lost at this weight, knocking guys out and I can’t get an opportunity. I’ve never been knocked out.” (more…)



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: Johnny Determan

By Bill Green

Fightnews.com caught up with undefeated Nebraska bantamweight prospect Johnny “White Boi” Determan (8-0, 7 KOs) before his upcoming non-televised fight on the big HBO BAD Terence “Bud” Crawford vs. Ray Beltran on Saturday night at the Century Link Arena located in downtown Omaha. Determan will be boxing Manuel Galaviz (8-14, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder. (more…)



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Lucian Bute says he’s not quite ready to retire from boxing. More

WBC’s Mauricio Sulaiman chimes in on a “must happen” 2015 Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown. More

Pacquiao talks about running for a higher office in 2016. More

Mickey Rourke and his return to boxing. More



November 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov-Castillo weights from Moscow

Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) weighed in for their fight that will take place Friday (November 28) at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.

Ruslan Provodnikov 140 vs. Jose Luis Castillo 139.5
Mickey Rourke 179.25 vs. Elliot Seymour 179.25
Dmitry Kudryashov 199 vs. Juan Carlos Gomez 206
Rakhim Chakhkiev 197 vs. Jackson Junior 183.8
Eduard Troyanovsky 140 vs. Jose Agustin Feria 139.7
Andrey Klimov 129.8 vs. Gabino Cota 129.4
Egor Mekhontsev 174.3 vs. Joey Vegas 177.25

Promoter: World of Boxing/Banner Promotions



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Glazewski: Winning in Germany not mission impossible

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“There’s no doubt that I’m ready, with probably my best conditioning and sparring camp ever,” said Paweł Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs), who on December 6 will challenge WBA light heavyweight WBA champion Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KO) for the world title in Oldenburg, Germany. “Braehmer is a good fighter, with always good conditioning and powerful left hand, but I’m ready to fight for full 12 rounds on full speed,” stated the Polish fighter. “All my sparring partners, with heavy hitting Samy Anouche, helped me tremendously. I know that this is the most important fight in my life, the fight that I was waiting for. There’s no time to wait anymore, I’m ready to take this opportunity now.”

Glazewski, who is training in his hometown Bialystok “Gladiator” Boxing Club, added “Some fans are saying that I cannot win in Germany, that this is mission impossible, but I don’t look at this fight like that. If I have to win championship belt in Germany, I will. Braehmer supporters will be my enemies, but this only will give me an additional boost to be better in the ring. And of course, I know that I can count on Polish fans in Oldenburg, they’re everywhere. I value what Braehmer brings to the table – power in both hands, mobility, precision – but I see things, that I can exploit. Movement will be the key against Braehmer.”



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Solis vs. Thompson II rescheduled for January 24th

The heavyweight rematch between Cuban Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis and US ring veteran Tony Thompson is scheduled for January 24th in Dusseldorf, Germany. Promoter Ahmet Oner announced the new date today after the fight had to be postponed twice after Solis suffered an ankle injury in training. “It was not easy to keep Tony Thompson and his team calm and convince them to postpone again but we found an agreement and I am happy that the fight can finally take place in January”, said Oner. “Unfortunately, Solis’ injury took longer than expected to heal because he started training too early. But now he’s back on track again and the fight on the new date is a done deal.” (more…)



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten Kielczweski stops Guerrero

Photo: Isabel Ciulla

Photo: Isabel Ciulla

By Matt Thompson at ringside

WBA #7 junior lightweight Ryan Kielczweski (21-0, 5 KOs) remained unbeaten with a third round TKO over Ernesto Guerrero (17-14, 11 KOs) on Wednesday night at the at Quincy Armory in Quincey, Massachusetts.

In the co-feature, cruiserweight Chris Traietti (17-3, 13 KOs) scored a second round nd round KO over Rafael Valenzuela (8-4, 1 KO).

Unbeaten heavyweight Steve Vukosa (10-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Solomon Maye (1-4, 1 KO) over six. Scores were 60-54 and 59-55 (twice).

In other action, cLight heavyweight Ralph Johnson (1-3, 1 KO) halted Dennis Ogboo (7-9, 6 KOs) in round one and middleweight Antonio Chaves Fernandes (5-20-2) won a four-rounder against Saul Almeida (0-7).



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Enriquez Thanks Tijuana

Photos: Pascual Campomanes

A special Wednesday mid-day press conference was organized by Mayen Promotions as well as her U.S. promoter Bobby D. Presents to thank the local Tijuana press in their help in promoting the newly crowned WBO female flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez (13-0, 6KO) at a local restaurant bar in the heart of Tijuana. At the conference Enriquez also spoke of her plans for the up coming year in and outside the ring. (more…)



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury-Chisora face off at final presser

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora met head-to-head at today at the London’s Imperial War Museum for their final press conference before Saturday’s WBO elimination clash at the ExCeL Arena.

Tyson Fury: When it comes to the mental side, I’m concrete. There’s nothing I can do about the cancellations…I’ve done talking. I’ve done no talking. We don’t have to sell this fight. I believe it’s the best bill all year. He’s got arms and a pair of gloves on. It’s a 50/50.

[sporting heavy beard growth] Maybe I can get a sponsorship from Gillette to shave my beard and my pubes at the same time.

Dereck Chisora: Me and the big man are ready to roll. When we glove up, it’s fight time.

[on Fury’s beard] I didn’t even notice it.

Promoter Frank Warren: I think it’s going to be one of the best nights we’ve seen in a long, long time. The fight is completely sold out. I think this is a very big moment for British boxing. The winner of this will face Wladimir Klitschko.



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar Molina Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (9-0, 7 KOs) returns December 6 at the Don Jose Sulaiman Arena in Monterrey, Mexico. “I love fighting in Mexico,” stated Molina. “I feel the support of my people and give my all in the ring. Here in California there is very good sparring and we’re looking to raise my level. I’m in excellent physical shape. My dream is getting closer and I think that adding ten wins next year I hope to try for an international championship besides gaining experience.” Molina will appear on an event called “Boxing for a Better Mexico,” presented by Promociones del Pueblo and the World Boxing Council with the Mexican government. The card will be broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucian Bute Update

Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute addressed the media in Montreal on Wednesday, discussing his future plans. Bute, who suffered a back injury while training with Freddie Roach in the Philippines, stated that he has no plans to retire and intends to remain with Roach. He added that he’s still having back problems and won’t return until he’s 100% sometime in 2015.



November 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday’s media workout in conjunction with Friday’s fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.

Also included are images of Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, who at age 62 will be appearing on the card as well.

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November 27th, 2014

UFC

Corey Anderson: A Student of the Game

Within 61 seconds of fight time, 24 significant strikes were landed, two takedowns were scored, a TKO stoppage was called and The Ultimate Fighter winner was crowned . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 181 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

 

 



November 27th, 2014




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