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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios gets ready to work out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day Wednesday ...

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Junior welterweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, 28-0, 16 KOs, held an open training session ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Boxing News

Macklin rips Sturm, demands ‘promised’ rematch

Middleweight Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (30-5, 20 KOs) has ripped into newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm, to whom he lost a disputed split decision to in 2011. “I punched Felix around the ring for 12 rounds in our fight in 2011, only to be robbed in what was described by many, including Lennox Lewis, Al Bernstein, and Andre Ward, as one of the worst, if not THE worst decisions they have ever seen,” proclaimed Macklin. “Seventy-eight percent of German viewers voting online had me winning the fight. German TV had me winning the fight by four rounds. Felix Sturm got Axel Schultz fired afterward because he had me winning. That’s how spoiled Felix is and how embarrassed he was by it all! He knows that I beat him and the boxing world knows that I beat him. He has done well to win back the world title for a record fourth time for a German fighter, so for that I congratulate him. But he knows that we have unfinished business and if he’s a real man then he will give me a rematch like he promised. Actually, if he’s a real man then he should want the rematch for himself!”



December 12th, 2013



Boxing News

Remembering thrilling warrior Ezra Sellers – the former IBO cruiserweight champ passes away at age 45

By James Slater

In sad news, it has been reported (though not widely) how always-exciting cruiserweight warrior Ezra Sellers passed away earlier today due to heart problems that only recently surfaced. The 45-year-old who lived in Pensacola, Florida was a humble fighter who let his fists do the talking and fellow fighters such as Roy Jones Junior and Al “Ice” Cole have expressed their sadness at Ezra’s unexpected passing.

Turning pro as a heavyweight after a brief amateur career, Sellers was matched with a 5-0 Bruce Seldon in August of 1989. The future WBA heavyweight champ was a little too much for the green Sellers, stopping him inside two-rounds in Atlantic City. After taking some time to take stock, Ezra, as determined as ever, return to the ring in 1992, winning three fights by quick KO before being TKO’d in the 4th-round by a little-known fighter named Ed Thompson in ’93. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour: If he ain’t got no 9mm, no shotgun in that ring, ain’t no stoppin’ me

Unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) sounds like a man on a mission as he discusses Saturday’s fight against 6’7 Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs) at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The fight will be nationally televised by NBC Sports Network at 8PM ET/5PM PT.



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Ouma: I boxed well tonight…I am back!

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Wednesday night at the EconoLodge Conference Center in Allentown, PA, former IBF middleweight champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (28-8-1, 17KOs) made the first step in his comeback after a thirty month layoff, with a come from behind unanimous decision victory over a gutsy Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (9-13, 7KOs). In the main event of the five bout card, promoted by Jay Newman’s VIP Fighting Events, lightweight prospect Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (14-4-1, 3KOs) put together a nearly flawless performance in scoring a sixth round stoppage of the always dangerous Carlos Vinan (10-12-5, 2KOs). (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Jake Carr 166.4 vs. Zac Awad 167.9
(Australian super middleweight title)

Lucas Browne 261.9 vs. Clarence Tillman 271.8

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Barry Michael Sports

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December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

At age 41, unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour is finally ready to break into the mainstream

mansour_maineventsPhoto: Main Events

Finally after 16 years as a pro, with significant stretches both in and out of the ring, undefeated heavyweight Amir Mansour, 19-0, 14 KOS, is ready for his coming out party. The touted power puncher gets his big chance to make some noise in the heavyweight division Saturday night when he meets Kelvin Price, 14-1, 6 KOs, in the 10-round main event at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The fight will be nationally televised by NBC Sports Network on their highly-rated Fight Night live boxing series. This edition of the program is titled the “Road to Redemption.”

With his crushing power and trail of knockout victories, the Delaware-based Mansour has lately been the talk of local boxing fans in his home state, as well as in the Philadelphia and Atlantic City areas. However, few outside his immediate home turf know much about him. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Two SA title fights in Mdantsane

By Ron Jackson

Aphiwe Mboyiya makes the second defense of his national featherweight title when he faces Lusanda Komanisi and on the same bill at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London Thomson Mokwana puts his SA lightweight title on the line against Irvin Buhlalu.

Mboyiya, who faces the mandatory challenger, is only 21 years old and has had only nine professional fights. He lost one and won four inside the distance. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Lee Purdy hoping to rebound from loss to Devon Alexander

Lee Purdy and has vowed to show he has become a different fighter since losing to Devon Alexander when he challenges Italian Leonard Bundu for the European Welterweight title the ExCeL London on Saturday night. Purdy described Saturday’s fight as a ‘must win’ and says that if he does take Bunndu’s belt he wants to put himself in a position where champions will have no choice but to fight him.

“Every fighter says it but I really am in the best shape of my life,” he said. “If there was an opponent that I could choose stylistically, then Bundo would be it. It’s going to be a cracking fight for me and the fans and I’m just really looking forward to fighting now, putting on a big show and finishing off the year with a bang.

“Obviously in my last fight against Devon Alexander I struggled with the weight a little bit but since then I’ve changed things and I’m a different fighter. You will see a different Lee Purdy on Saturday. I hope that I have taken enough from that fight to get me to the next level and prove a lot of doubters wrong. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Kiyota, Muranaka win OPBF, Japanese belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Having been defeated by Robert Stieglitz in a quest for the WBO 168-pound belt in Germany last July, former OPBF super-middle ruler Yuzo Kiyota (24-4-1, 22 KOs), 168, regained the vacant regional belt that he had vacated as he took the initiative over compatriot Shintaro Matsumoto (10-4, 8 KOs), 168, opened a nasty laceration over the left eyebrow and halted him at 0:37 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The muscular Japanese, in round two, hurt Matsumoto with a vicious left hook and had the upper hand over the victim whom Kiyota had previously halted via TKO after the seventh. The ex-champ had him bloodied from a gash produced by a legal punch with a couple of examinations by the ring physician, who advised the ref that Matsumoto was unfit to go on.

In a supporting ten, WBA#8 Suguru Muranaka (19-2-1, 5 KOs), 112, wrested the Japanese national flyweight belt when he was awarded a hairline split verdict (95-94, 96-95, 94-95) over WBO#5/WBC#8/IBF#8 defending titlist Takuya Kogawa (22-3, 13 KOs), 112, over ten close and competitive rounds. Kogawa tried to outspeed and outbox the aggressive challenger, who caught the champ with a well-timed right to floor him midway in the third session. Since then, it became a really see-saw affair with each winning a point almost in every other round. Kogawa’s visit to the deck cost his belt in the fourth defense and his high world ratings. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA calls for Vetyeka-Walters mandatory fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA World Championships Committee has decided to call for a period to negotiate the mandatory fight at featherweight between newly crowned “super” world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka and “regular” world champion Nicholas Walters. Both parties have been notified that they have 120 days to stage a Vetyeka-Walters fight. The deadline is April 5, 2014.

Vetyeka won the featherweight “super” title on December 6 when he TKO’d longtime champion Chris John, while Walters has been “regular” featherweight champion since December 2012 and made his first defense on November 11 by stopping Alberto Garza in Corpus Christi, Texas.



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mares back in the gym, eyes rematch with Gonzalez

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Former two-time world champion featherweight Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Mexico is back in the gym as he is gearing up for his return to the ring. Fightnews.com caught up with Mares at his training headquarters the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California. “It’s feels good to be back in the gym I have been back for weeks now and staying active,” Mares told us.

The 28-year-old Mares, is coming off the first defeat of his career by way of first round knockout at the hands of veteran Jhonny Gonzalez last August at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. A clean left hook to the chin floored Mares as he got up staggered, Gonzalez followed up with a flurry of punches as he finished up with a straight right that sent Mares to the canvas once again forcing the referee to stop the fight as Gonzalez pulled the upset.

“What can I tell you about it? I just got caught in the beginning of the round. That’s it,” Mares said. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

UFC

Fox 9 Prelims Fantasy Preview

By the time this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 card is over, it may go down as not only one of the strongest cards of the year, but also one of the most loaded from top to bottom . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Broner-Maidana Fighter Media Workout Quotes

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Adrien Broner, Undefeated WBA Welterweight and Three-Division World Champion:
[On how he prepares for a fighter that is so aggressive] ” He [Maidana] has never fought me. He’s never seen anybody in the ring like me, so he doesn’t know what he’s going to encounter.”

[On doing anything different in training to maintain his punching power at 147 pounds] “I’m okay. I’ve been eating a lot of ice cream.”

[On Marcos Maidana being a knockout victim] “I don’t have to explain what is already understood. He makes a lot of mistakes.

[On flying 65 family members to Colorado for Thanksgiving] “I just wanted to have a good time for Thanksgiving and see my family, but it was right back to work after that.

“I have to stay focused. I am not going to allow distraction. I’m not going to lie. This is the biggest fight of my career to date. He is going to try to hurt me, so I am ready and focused.”

Marcos Maidana, Former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion:
“The plan is that when I fight Broner, I am going to hit him everywhere and be busier. I’m prepared to throw many punches in the fight and pressure him. I’ve also trained to cut off the ring.

“It’s very important to attack the body, the arms and later the head.

“I am not sure that he [Broner] is the best I’ve faced, but he is definitely different.” (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown a pipe dream or a reality? More

Belfast boxing trainer Gerry Storey gets behind a mental health campaign. More

Carl Froch spends time with a cancer victim. More

British hopeful Anthony Ogogo puts his injuries behind him. More



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Marqeuz, Bradley & Provodnikov under consideration for Pacquiao’s next fight

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday that Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley and Rusaln Provodnikov top the list to be the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao. Pacman is scheduled to fight on April 12 in the USA.



December 11th, 2013

UFC

11 Strawweights Join UFC From Invicta

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that the Invicta FC women’s mixed martial arts organization has assigned the contracts of 11 women’s strawweight (115 pounds) competitors to the UFC. Terms of the assignment were not disclosed . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Ouma wins in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

After a 30 month layoff, former IBF jr middleweight world champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (28-8-1, 17 KOs) took a six round unanimous decision over Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (9-13, 7 KOs) at the EconoLodge Conference Center in Allentown, PA. Ouma showed a lot of ring rust in winning a more competitive than expected contest by scores of 59-55 on all cards. Yusubov has now lost eleven of his last twelve.

In the main event, lightweight Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (14-4-1, 3 KOs) won when Carlos Vinan (10-12-5, 2 KOs) couldn’t continue after round six.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Soliman-Sherrington Full Report

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

IBF #1 Sam “King” Soliman (43-11, 18 KOs) moved closer to a world title opportunity when he stopped Les “Lock & Load” Sherrington (33-8, 19 KOs) in round nine at the Melbourne Pavillion Victoria on Wednesday. Soliman was in control of the bout in most of the rounds and dropped Sherrington twice prompting his corner to throw in the towel, at which point referee Charlie Lewis crowned Soliman at 2:11.

Soliman said that he is looking forward to getting a shot at IBF champ Felix Sturm and vowed to defeat him again. Soliman has also targeted Gennadiy Golovkin for the WBA title, whom he says is beatable. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson returns Saturday

World-ranked super featherweight Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (27-3, 24 KOs) will attempt to end 2013 on a high note on Saturday when he squares off with countryman Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (21-4, 9 KOs) in the main event of Golden Boy Promotions’ stellar card at the Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico. The FOX Deportes fight card will also feature unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs),who makes his Mexico debut against tough Ghanaian Prince Doku Jr. (18-3, 12 KOs) and Guadalajara’s Adan “Speedy” Mares (10-0, 3 KOs) will also make an appearance in a six-round lightweight matchup versus Tlaxcala’s Eugenio “Dinamita” Lopez (34-24-2, 27 KOs). The FOX Deportes broadcast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Laurence Cole to ref Broner-Maidana

Laurence Cole will be the referee between WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana. This will be the main fight on Saturday night program at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The judges will be the Levi Martínez (USA), Nelson Vázquez (Puerto Rico) and Stanley Christodoulou (South Africa).



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Gamalier Rodriguez ready for Dos Santos

Photos: Cotto Promotions

In addition to the main event starring Gamalier Rodriguez who will defend his NABO featherweight championship for the World Boxing Organization against Aldimar Dos Santos (19-5, 10 KOs) in a 10 round fight; theres a 6 round battle in the flyweight division between Juan ‘Cowi’ Herrera (9-6, 4 KOs) and Erickson Martell (11-4-1 8 KOs) in another great show presented by Top Rank in association with Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment this Saturday, December 14th from the Roger L. Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas which could be seen live on Unimas as part of the successful series “Solo Boxeo Tecate.”

“I am ready for Martell I know him very well, everybody knows the way I fight and I am willing to have a great win,” Juan Herrera said. Erickson Martell confessed that he is in excellent condition and ready for a great fight. “I trained really hard for this fight, I know Juan Herrera very well. But he hasn’t felt my power.” (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bergman headlines WV Card

NABA-US Heavyweight champ Jason Bergman (21-10, 14 KOs) returns to action on Friday December 13 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. Bergman will face former IBF title challenger Rubin Williams (29-21) over 8 rounds in the main event. A winner of 11 of his last 12 fights, Bergman captured the NABA-US title in October by 1st round KO over previously undefeated John L. Smith (13-1-1). Also on the card, undefeated prospects Travis Clark (3-0) and Cian Dalton (2-0) will appear in separate bouts, Clark in a six rounder and Dalton in a four. The Pro-Am card is being presented by Angelo Magnone’s MadeMen Promotions, and tickets can be purchased by calling (304) 670-9406.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Derric Rossy opponent named

This Saturday night at Pacplex in Brooklyn, NY, heavyweight Derric Rossy (28-7, 14 KOs) will take on Jonta Willis (9-7-1, 3 KOs) in the eight round main event of a boxing card promoted by Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing.

In an eight round heavyweight co-feature, Natu Vasinia (9-0, 8 KOs) of Lakewood, CA battles Jon Bolden (6-7, 5 KOs) of New York, NY. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Pavlik pleads not guilty to drunk driving

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea on an OVI (operating vehicle under the influence) charge on Wednesday in Austintown, Ohio. According to local newspaper, The Vindicator, Pavlik was pulled over by a state trooper on Monday and according to the trooper showed signs of impairment. Pavlik refused to take a breath test, but rather than being arrested Pavlik was given a traffic citation.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr: Everyone wants to beat a legend. I will not let it happen

Interview and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk

On December 21 in the Dynamo Palace in Moscow, former P4P king, legendary Roy Jones Jr (54-8, 40 KOs) will fight Frenchman Zinedine Benmakhlouf (17-3, 8 KOs). But for RJJ there’s a bigger picture – 2014 should be the year when he faces another current legend from another sport – Anderson “The Spider” Silva, considered one of the best – if not the best – MMA fighter in the world.

Fightnews.com asked Jones jr. about fighting in Moscow and of course fighting Silva, possibly in the first part of 2014. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Martin Murray: I think I can beat anyone on my day, including Golovkin

Former WBA interim middleweight beltholder Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KOs) returns against against former sparring partner Sergey Khomitsky (28-9-2, 11 KOs) at the ExCeL London on Saturday night, but WBA champ Gennady Golovkin is on his mind.

“I’d definitely be up for a fight with Golovkin,” says Murray, who according to the Golovkin camp has previously turned down a shot at Golovkin. “I want that fight but when it comes round I want to be a big as it can be to generate the most money. If the money is right the fights are there. Golovkin is definitely someone I’m looking at as a future opponent. I think I can beat anyone on my day, including Golovkin, I truly believe that. He is bound to say he can’t be beaten because of the way he dealt with Matthew Macklin and there’s a lot of hype around him and rightly so. But I think that he looked better than he really is against Macklin.” (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Update: Javier “Chatito” Jauregui has died

Update: Sad to report that Chatito passed away at 3PM Wednesday.

Former IBF lightweight champion Javier “Chatito” Jauregui (54-17-2, 37 KOs) has suffered a stroke and been declared brain dead in Jalisco, Mexico. As of now Jauregui remains connected to life support apparatus. He is just 40 years of age.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Hall: Big crowd will spur me on to world title

Stuart Hall has revealed how big a part the crowd will play in helping him to lift the vacant IBF world bantamweight crown. Hall bids to become the UK’s next world champion after Carl Froch, Scott Quiqq and Ricky Burns, and only the second man from the North East ever to win boxing’s top prize, when he takes on Vusi Malinga at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on December 21. The Darlington fighter knows he is in deep against the South African visitor. With just four defeats in 26 outings, Malinga enters the contest as the far more experienced man. And, with two failed world title attempts already behind him, the Gauteng man will be determined to get it right this time.

Hall’s story reads like a fairy-tale. After a hedonistic spell in Ibiza, the 33-year-old returned to his native North East and dedicated himself to boxing. Now with just 18 fights under his belt, including a spell as British champion, ‘Stuey’ gets the chance to make history after a career-best win in May against Sergio Perales for the IBF Inter-continental belt. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Soliman stops Sherrington, takes aim at Sturm

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #1 Sam Soliman (43-11, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over WBO #8 Les Sherrington (33-7, 19 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Soliman dropped Sherrington in rounds eight and nine at which point Sherrington’s corner pulled their man out. After the fight Soliman called out newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm.



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: I will go out there and leave it all in the ring

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

WBC Super bantamweight champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Michoacan, Mexico is ready for Saturday’s fight against Puerto Rico’s Cesar Seda (25-1, 17 KOs) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas live on Showtime Championship Boxing.

“I feel good. I am in good condition. We are ready for December 14,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com when we caught up with him after an intense workout with his trainer and father Jose Santa Cruz at his training headquarters at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. His brother Jose Armando Santa Cruz, a former lightweight world champion has also been instrumental in his development as a world champion but the inspiration comes from his brother Roberto Santa Cruz, a former boxer who won his biggest fight as he was diagnosed with Lupus and overcame his illness. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

UFC

Fox 9 Main Card Fantasy Preview

For the second time in just over a year, Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez will face off with the UFC flyweight title on the line, this time as the headliners of the UFC on FOX 9 card Saturday night in Sacramento . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Enters the Danger Zone

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

On Saturday night from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Marcos “Chino” Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) challenges undefeated rising star Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) in a twelve round bout for the Broner’s WBA welterweight title. The 30-year-old power puncher from Argentina spoke to fightnews only days before one of the biggest fight of his career about his training, Broner’s personality, and what a win against Broner could mean for his career.

How is training camp going for your bout against Adrien Broner?

Everything is good; I’m just waiting for the fight on Saturday. We trained well, with good sparring. I’m in the best shape possible. I’m working on a few things: my jab, straight punching, and not standing in front of Broner so that he doesn’t get off. (more…)



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

British Boxing Buzz

Guess who Amir Khan is picking as a future champ? Brother Haroon Khan, of course. More

“I’ll beat Tony Bellew again,” says Nathan Cleverly about an upcoming rematch. More

British hopeful Paul Smith looks forward to a dynamite year in 2014. More

Billy Joe Saunders is hoping for a shot at fellow Beijing 2008 Olympian James DeGale. More



December 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Minto-Cameron Press Conference

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

The Press Conference was held for the vacant WBO Oriental Heavyweight championship contest between Shane” Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-3, 22 KOs) of New Zealand and Brian “The Beast” Minto (38-7, 24 KO’s) of Butler, Pennsylvania, USA, to be staged at The Trust Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday promoted by Dean Lonergan (Duco Events). Matchmaker Stuart Duncan. In attendance were Ken Reinsfeld who trains Shane Cameron and Kevin Barry who trains Brian Minto.

Cameron is coming off a twelve round points loss to IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green and Minto coming off a semi-final loss to Michael Sprott in the Prizefighter tournament in London.

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December 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Adrien Broner talks about Marcos Maidana

WBA welterweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner talks about his fight on Saturday against former WBA jr. welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.



December 10th, 2013




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