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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

Photos: Mpsportimages.com Gamalier Rodriguez 125.4 vs. Orlando Cruz 126.8 (NABO featherweight title) Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs. Ivan Zavala 139.2 Matt Korobov 160 vs. Emill Gonzalez 160.6 Alberto ...

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today ...

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Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

By Miguel Maravilla and Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Stephanie Drews Photography w StephanieDrews.com Wednesday night's inaugural "Boxing at the Barker" show, promoted by ...

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ShoBox Weights

ShoBox Weights

Photos: Stephanie Trapp /SHOWTIME It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. ...

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Weights from Verona, NY

Weights from Verona, NY

By Bob Caico Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Brandon Adams 161 Raymond Gatica 158 Vitaliy Kopylenko 160 Willie Monroe, Jr 160 Donovan Dennis 226 Nate Heaven 233 Simeon ...

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Boxing News

Nelson upends Lopes for WIBA belt

Female welterweight Tori Nelson is a world champion once again. Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes is still searching for her first piece of hardware. Nelson (7-0-3) out-worked Lopes (10-2) Friday night at Twin River Casino to earn a 100-90, 100-90, 98-92 unanimous-decision win and capture the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) welterweight world title in the main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Champion Breed” card. (more…)



September 14th, 2013



Boxing News

Findley TKOs Jimenez in Hammond, IN

By Sam Geraci at ringside

In the main event of Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe,” Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-1, KOs) of Chicago, IL, came up short in his quest to establish himself as a contender against Derrick “Superman” Findley (21-11-1, 9 KOs) of Gary, IN, one of the sport’s true gatekeepers. Findley dropped Jimenez in the third with a dynamic overhand right, and although Jimenez rose to his feet, he was never able to fully recover. The fight was ultimately stopped when Jimenez’ corner wisely threw in the towel at 51 seconds of the seventh.



September 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Manuel Charr calls out Vitali Klitschko at “Celebrity Big Brother”

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Heavyweight contender Manuel Charr is part of German reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” which premiered Friday night on national network Sat.1. The “Diamond Boy” will spend two weeks in the “Big Brother house” in Berlin along with eleven other celebrities including former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. Charr moved into the house wearing a “WBC World Champion” shirt and four regional WBC titles which he collected over the last years. “It is my goal to unify all regional WBC belts to force Vitali Klitschko into a rematch. Vitali, it ain’t over till it’s over. Come and fight me,” Charr stated at the live show. (more…)



September 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather 150.5 vs. Canelo Alvarez 152

By Felipe Leon at the scale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Official crowd in the MGM Grand Arena for the weigh-in is 12,200. Many more turned away.

Floyd Mayweather 150.5 vs. Canelo Alvarez 152
(WBC/WBA super welterweight titles)

Danny Garcia 140 vs. Lucas Matthysse 140
(WBC/WBA super lightweight titles)
* Garcia weighed 140.5 on the first try, reweighed at 140.

Ishe Smith 151.5 vs. Carlos Molina 153
(IBF jr middleweight title)

Ashley Theophane 142 vs. Pablo Cesar Cano 141.5

————-Off TV Fights————-
Luis Arias 162.5 vs. James Winchester 160
Ronald Gavril 168 vs. Shujaa El Amin 168
Christopher Pearson 156 vs. Josh Williams 155
Lanell Bellows 167 vs. Jordan Moore 167
Andrew Tabiti 193 vs. Edward Smith 195

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy/Mayweather Promotions
TV: PPV

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September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Andre Ward appearance in Las Vegas

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) will be doing a meet and greet on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Shoe Palace at Fashion Show Mall on the strip in Las Vegas. Ward, who hasn’t been in the ring for over a year, is eyeing a November 16 return against an opponent to be named. We are told the fight won’t be in Oakland.



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Lennox Lewis to attend Klitschko-Povetkin fight in Moscow, who will he root for?

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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (41-2, 32 KOs) will be just one of the special guests during the title defense of WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) against WBA “regular” champion Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs) on October 5 in Moscow. Russian businessman Andrey Ryabinsky, the event organizer, officially announced that Lewis accepted his invitation and will be ringside in Olympic Stadium. Lennox will be the third Olympic boxing gold medalist in the building. Wladimir won the gold in 1996 in Atlanta and Alexander won gold in 2004 in Athens. Lewis got his Olympic gold in 1988 in Seoul, beating Riddick Bowe. For Lennox, it could be a very interesting place and time for 10-year anniversary and reunion with his last professional rival – WBC champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), who, as always, will be cheering for his younger brother in Russia’s capitol. Who will Lewis cheer for?



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Sheffield, England

Kid Galahad 121.3 vs. Jazza Dickens 123.5
Chris Eubank Jr 163 vs. Aleksey Ribchev 163.6
Hughie Fury ?? vs. Shane McPhilbin ??

Venue: Magna Centre, Rotherham, England
Promoter: Hennessy Sports



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Official weights from Harrah’s Chester

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Eric Hunter 125.5 vs. Mike Oliver 125.5
Julio De Jesus 141.5 vs. Hasan Young 141.5
Anthony Prescott 149.5 vs. Carlos Moore 146.0
Richard Irizarry 127.75 vs. Joshua Arocha 129.0
Josue Rivera 147.5 vs. Jesus Barbosa 152.0*

*Jesus Barbosa was 4 pounds over the contract weight of 148, and was given 30 minutes to lose as much weight as possible. It appeared that the fight would go on regardless of Barbosa’s final weight, but a financial penalty would be charged for every pound he was over the contract limit (after the 30 minutes).

Note: Hunter and Oliver officially weighed in last night (9/12), and re-weighed in this morning. Both weighed 128 pounds at the second weigh in.



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Porter-Diaz: Full Report

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

In customary Las Vegas fashion, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions put on an entertaining fight card filled with up and coming talent as well as the return bout between undefeated welterweight Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 14KOs) and former world champion Julio “Kidd” Diaz (40-9-1, 29KOs) in which Porter out muscled himself to a unanimous decision and as well as the vacant NABO welterweight title.

Porter and Diaz first danced last December where after ten heated rounds, they walked away with a split draw. Since then, Diaz went across the big pond to face Amir Khan and fell via a unanimous decision while Porter defeated Phil LeGreco last May with a lopsided decision.

The rematch almost was a carbon copy of the first fight with high punch output and punches through out but this time Porter had the edge and definitely took the fight but not as wide as the final scores of 98-92 and 97-93 would indicate. (more…)



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Callum Smith to meet Patrick Mendy for English title on September 21

Callum Smith will face Patrick Mendy for the vacant English Super Middleweight title at the sold-out Liverpool Olympia on Saturday September 21, live on Sky Sports. Smith continued his stunning run of first round stoppage wins with a fifth in a row in Glasgow on Saturday night, and challenges for his first title on home soil in just his eighth pro contest.

The 23 year old boxes on Merseyside for just the second time in his burgeoning career, and says he is ready to step up to title action against the Reading man. “It’s brilliant to be fighting for my first title in front of a Liverpool crowd,” said Smith. “The Olympia is a great venue for the fans and I’m sure they’ll get behind me and roar me on. Patrick has been around for a long time even though he’s younger than me, so he’ll fancy his chances of beating me but I’m flying at the moment and I’m ready for the longer fights.” (more…)



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Today: Mayweather vs. Canelo final weigh-in

Fight fans are invited to attend the final weigh-in today for Saturday’s Mayweather vs. Canelo megafight. The weigh-in will take place inside the MGM Grand Arena. Doors open at noon. Fighters will be one the scales at 2:30PM. If you’re planning on going, you’d better get over there soon. The line is already long.



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana-Broner confrontation in Las Vegas

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

During Thursday night’s fight card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana exchanged strong words and challenged each other to fight on Decemeber 14th.

Broner then tweeted, “Man I almost just knocked @ChinoMaidana out just now!!!”

Maidana responded, “This liar Broner said he almost knocked me out today. What a liar! He was white like the snow. I told Broner to talk in the ring December 14.”



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Huck vs. Arslan II official for January 25

A decision has been made: WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) will rematch Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) on January 25 in Stuttgart, Germany. Actually, the second encounter between Huck and Arslan should have gone forward on September 14. However, the defending champion suffered a hairline fracture to his left elbow in his final sparring session and was not capable to fight this weekend.



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

“Hollywood” Jimenez: I’m not just a club show fighter

By Sam Geraci

Tonight at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN, one of Chicago’s most popular fighters, Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs), intends to continue capturing Chicago’s Latin fan base as he attempts to prove that he is more than a club show fighter when he takes on the always tough and rugged Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-11-1, 13 KOs).

Findley is a true journeyman who has faced dozens of top fighters and gone the distance with Andre Ward and stopped Andrzej Fonfara. Although Findley has shared the ring with some of the sport’s top fighters and is fighting steps from his hometown of Gary, IN, “Hollywood Jimenez of Chicago, IL, who has built a Canelo-like following in the Chicagoland area among Latino fight fans, is expected to be the fighter with his named cheered come September 13. In the following interview with Fightnews, Jimenez discusses his fan appeal, style, opponent, future and thoughts on Mayweather-Canelo. (more…)



September 13th, 2013

UFC

Renne Forte: Looking to Build Momentum

Momentum can make all the difference in mixed martial arts. Every fighter dreams of one day establishing themselves as one of the elite competitors in the sport, and one of the necessary elements of making this a reality is putting notches in the win column in consistent fashion . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Mares rematch in December?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source informed Fightnews.com that Golden Boy Promotions is looking to stage a rematch between Jhonny Gonzalez and Abner Mares for December 14 in Las Vegas, on the same card projected for an Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana fight. According to the source, Golden Boy has make a good offer to Gonzalez.



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Q&A: Dmytro Kucher

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By Alex Potapov
Photo: Elite Boxing

WBC International cruiserweight champion Dmytro Kucher (21-1, 15 KOs) gave an exclusive interview to Fightnews.com in which he spoke about the first defeat in his career in the fight against Ilunga Makabu for the WBC Silver cruiserweight championship, his plans for the future and more.

Dmytro, in your last fight you lost a majority decision to Ilunga Makabu. Tell us about it.

Yes, I lost, but nothing catastrophic happened. I’m sure that I’ll return and I’ll be stronger and better than I was before. (more…)



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC Statement on Mayweather-Alvarez



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Mexican Independence Day heats up Las Vegas for the Mayweather-Alvarez fight. More

Danny Garcia’s father adds fuel to the Lucas Matthysse fight this weekend. More in the LA Times

Don Chargin on the Mayweather-Alvarez fight: More

Tucson, Arizona, boxing community remembers fallen fighter Alexis Urbina: More

 



September 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Porter defeats Diaz in rematch; Jack and Periban battle to draw

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

After battling to a draw in their first fight, unbeaten welterweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter (22-0-1, 14 KOs) and former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs) went ten hard round rounds again on Thursday night in the Premier Ballroom located in the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. This time, Porter outworked Diaz to win by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93. The NABO and USBA welterweight titles were on the line.

Unbeaten super middleweight Badou Jack (15-0-1, 10 KOs) and Marco Antonio Periban (20-1-1, 13 KOs) fought to a ten round majority draw in a clash for the NABF title. Periban suffered a nasty cut over his right eye midway. Scores were 95-95, 95-95 and 96-94 Periban.

A clash of unbeaten 154-pounders ended in a no-contest after a head clash in round four opened cuts on both Julian “J-Rock” Williams (13-0-1, 10 KOs) and Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs) in a bout for the WBC International super welterweight title. Williams was in command to that point. (more…)



September 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

O’Connor cruises to 9th win in a row

By Billy “Loops” Luppert at ringside
Photo: Emily Harney

The 12th annual “Fight to Educate” charity event returned to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Downtown Manchester, NH on Thursday night. Headlining the 7 bout pro-am card was 2008 U.S. Olympic Alternate Danny O’Connor, fighting for the second time in three weeks, taking on fomer amateur foe Raul TOVER in an 8 round welterweight contest. O’Connor walked away with a unanimous decision, winning by scores of 80-73, and 79-73 twice.

It was a bout that lacked any significant action or drama, but O’Connor was able to work behind his jab on the outside, and had success working downstairs when the action was close on the inside. O’Connor’s best moment came in the 7th round when he landed a nice left hook and followed it up with a fast 4 punch combination. Tolver managed to weather the storm, but it got the pro-O’Connor crowd, who is from nearby Framingham, MA, excited enough to make some significant noise for the first time of the evening. Tover proved to be a game opponent, despite being outlanded and outworked, but up a valiant effort in returning solid punches in the exchanges, but simply didn’t have the skill to match O’Connor. With the win, O’Connor improved to 23-1 (7), while Tover, of Mission, TX, drops to 11-8-1 (4). (more…)



September 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Newark, NJ

John Thompson 153.7 vs. Brandon Quarles 152.7
Anthony Young 145.6 vs. James Harrison 144
Jerry Odon 168.9 vs. Antonio Liles 176.9
Rickey Edwards 136.4 vs. Christian Steele 135
Danny Kelly 231.3 vs. Jamal Woods 249.6
Tyrell Wright 201 vs. Alex Rozman 249.6
Godson Noel 160 vs. Charles Kirby 164
Shakur Jackson 148.6 vs. Malik Jackson 150
Samuel Teah 139.8 vs. Larry Yanez 139.3

Promoters: GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: Robert Treat Hotel



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Mike Jimenez 166.2 vs. Derrick Findley 168
Genaro Mendez 144 vs. Damon Antoine 142
Jose Arambula 135.6 vs. Markel Muhammad 132.6
Rob Menigoz 136 vs. Fred Bowen 135.6
Donatas Bondas 160.4 vs. Skylar Thompson 163
Russell Fiore 135.2 vs. Ronnie Jordan 136
Simon Buettner 171.4 vs. James Denson??
Nick Ramirez 147.8 vs. Ricky Smith 147.8
Jose Romero 135 vs. Chris Jackson 134.4

Venue: Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing



September 12th, 2013

UFC

TUF 18 Weekly Recap – Episode 2

The episode opens up at The Ultimate Fighter house with people rushing to claim bedrooms. There doesn’t appear to be any problems other than Peggy wondering how five girls sharing one bathroom will turn out. Then, in record timing that would make any Real World participant envious, we jump straight to some hot tub action. Chris Holdsworth speculates about the people hooking up while Julianna Pena dismisses that notion claiming she just, “came here for business.” . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan vs Juan: Diaz vs Santiago collide on Alvarado-Provodnikov undercard

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing

According to Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas local pug Juan ‘El Chago’ Santiago, 14-10-1, 8KOs, will face the toughest test of his career on the Alvarado vs Provodnikov undercard when he faces the come-backing Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz, 37-4, 19KOs.

Diaz is two wins into his comeback after nearly three years away from the ring. He beat Pipino Cuevas Jr. in April and Adailton De Jesus in August. Santiago is coming off a much needed win, a split decision over Terry Buterbaugh in a six rounder back in June.

This bout will not be televised.



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Garcia-Matthysse Presser; Angel Garcia goes ballistic in epic rant

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Alma Montiel

The final press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view semi-final world 140lb world championship showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) and Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) took place today in the MGM Grand’s Studios A & B.

Lucas Matthysse spoke first, staying at the dais for 51 seconds (including Robert Diaz’ translations). He thanked everyone imaginable, then stated “I’m very well prepared and just want to let you know I’m ready.”

Danny Garcia spoke for 49 seconds. “I had a great camp, trained very hard, I’m really prepared for this fight. I did everything I had to do. I left everything in the gym and come Saturday night I’m gonna have another epic performance. It’s already my fifth championship fight. I’m already starting to feel like a young veteran. I’m only 25 years old, but I’m a lot smarter in the brain now, had a lot of tough fights, been counted out a lot of times but always find a way to win.”

As usual Danny’s father/trainer Angel Garcia provided the most interesting moments in an 8:50 long rant. (more…)



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Miyazaki barely keeps WBA 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBA minimumweight champ Ryo Miyazaki (20-0-3, 11 KOs), 105, Japan, barely kept his belt as he eked out a hairline majority decision over interim titlist Jesus Silvestre (27-4, 20 KOs), 105, from Mexico, over twelve sizzling rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Erkki Meronen (Finland) and Ignacio Robles (Panama) saw the hard-fought battle 115-114 and 115-113 respectively, both for the defending champ Miyazaki, and Reina Urbaez (Venezuela) saw it 114-114. The referee was Lahcen Oumghar (Netherland).

It was such a close affair that Miyazaki was seemingly winning with his better precision—not with the volume of his punches—until after the ninth canto, but Silvestre swept the last three sessions with his last surge. Problem was whether Miyazaki, three inches shorter at 5’1”, had been leading more than three points after the ninth prior to the Mexican’s desperate retaliation. (more…)



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Matthysse: I am going to win, I am confident

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBC Interim super lightweight champion Argentinian slugger Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) is ready for battle as he will take on WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) of Philadelphia, on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fightnews.com caught up with “The Machine” Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as he talked about his preparation and upcoming fight with Garcia.

“I feel great. There is little time left for the fight. I am ready for this fight,” Matthysse told us. “I am happy to be fighting on a card of this magnitude.” (more…)



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Malinga, Mokwana meet for vacant SA lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

Patrick Malinga and Thompson Mokwana both from Gauteng meet in a return match for the vacant South African lightweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Their fight on March 23 this year at Carnival City near Brakpan ended in a controversial draw with the judges handing in way out scorecards of 119-110 Malinga, 117-112 Mokwana and 114-114 in a fight which Malinga appeared to have won quite comfortably.

However, this fight should not have ended in a draw anyway as Boxing SA erred by not applying Rule 35(4) of the Boxing Act 2001 which states “In a championship bout for a vacant title, each judge shall nominate a winner and the winner of the bout shall be the boxer nominated as the winner by the majority vote of the judges.”

The 36-year-old Malinga (27-8-3, 24 KOs) who has been fighting as a pro for 16 years will be meeting Mokwana (18-8-1, 10 KOs) for the fourth time. (more…)



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Pianeta and Krasniqi return October 26

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Photo: P. Gercke/Team SES

Former world title challengers Francesco Pianeta and Robin Krasniqi will be back in action on October 26 at the Brandenburg Hall in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany on a card billed as “Night of the Heavy Boys.” Pianeta (28-1-1 15 KOs) is coming off a challenge against WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in May, while Krasniqi (40-3, 15 KOs) challenged former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly two weeks earlier. Both are now looking to get back into the world title picture. Opponents will be announced at a press conference next week.



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Gerber: I will knock Chisora’s lights out

Photo: Photo Wende

Edmund Gerber (23-1, 14 KOs) feels ready to become the European Heavyweight Champion. On September 21, the 25-year-old German will get his very first title shot at the Copper Box Arena London, England. That night, Englishman Dereck Chisora (17-4, 11 KOs) will stand in the opposite corner as he tries to get his hands at the EBU Belt on his second attempt. However, Gerber will not let it get to that point in the first place. In the following interview, Gerber tells how he will be able to beat Chisora.

Edmund Gerber, on September 21 you will be challenging Dereck Chisora for the vacant European heavyweight title. How is your preparation for this fight going?

All I can say is that I am currently dedicated and joyful when working out at the gym. When I am in such a good mood in training, a top performance can be expected of me come fight night. My coach Karsten Röwer and I have especially put emphasis on my stamina. I had fun to torture my body and can hardly wait to step into the ring. (more…)



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Ioka keeps WBA 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Don’t easily abuse a word of “genius” for any unbeaten prospect. It seems a misapplication that the word “genius” is used to all but Sugar Ray Robinson. In comparison with Robinson, even Mayweather (who can’t punch as he), De La Hoya (less sweet) or Leonard (flashy but less sophisticated) wasn’t worth being called genius—to this stubborn reporter’s eyes. But people here in Japan call a fast-rising, already two-class world champ named Kazuto Ioka, 24, genius although he fought merely thirteen times as a professional. Unbeaten Ioka (13-0, 9 KOs), 108, of Japan successfully kept his WBA 108-pound belt by a fine knockout over ex-WBA 105-pound titlist Kwanthai Sithmorseng (43-2-1, 22 KOs), 107.75, from Thailand, at 2:17 of the seventh round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. (more…)



September 12th, 2013

UFC

Champs and challengers meet the press before UFC 165

One really has to give a tip of the cap to the marketing wizards for UFC 165’s catchphrase. It works on a litany of levels. Is it referring to the UFC light heavyweight title defense record or, simply, the championship gold itself? Is it furthering an unbeaten streak and a claim as the top in the division or is it a reuniting a former champ with a belt he was the first owner of? From whose perspective is the “greatness” almost within their grasp? . . . More at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 165 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT Click here for more



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya is “haunted by old foes,” just days before what may arguably be the biggest promotion of his career: More in the NYT

Floyd Mayweather Jr. counts on experience to take out rising star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. More

British boxer Ashley Theophane on Mayweather and his Vegas fight this Saturday. More

A reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment on anyone responsible for the death of  fallen amateur star Alexis Urbina-Ochoa has been offered in Arizona. More



September 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Algieri return, Clottey comeback presser

Opening with a ten seconds of silence to remember the fallen victims on the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, Joe DeGuardia hosted the Press Conference today for Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 10″ set for this Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. The Press Conference was held at Meehan’s of Huntington, directly across from The Paramount.

Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing: “This is a day that is important to all Americans and we remember those lost on September 11, 2001 with boxing’s silent ten count. We’ve got a terrific card of professional boxing headlined by ‘The Fighting Pride of Huntington’, Chris Algieri in the main event and former world champion Joshua Clottey in the co-main.”

“As Babe Ruth built Yankee Stadium, Chris Algieri has built The Paramount into one of the premier venues for boxing in the country, Joshua Clottey is a former world champion who has fought the top names in boxing including Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. His fight against Cotto at Madison Square Garden was a sensational war that most had him winning.” (more…)



September 11th, 2013




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