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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

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Results from Mexico City

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Surpassing all expectations, two former world champions delivered the maximum in the ring. Argentinian Daniela Romina ...

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Loss to Fury still sinking in for Klitschko

Former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko’s thoughts today, two days after his nine-and-a-half year reign as world champion ended.



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Maldonado Jr. inks new deal with Golden Boy

Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (20-3, 17 KOs) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, signed a multi-year multi-fight promotion contract with Golden Boy Promotions today.

“After much consideration and other offers, I have decided remain loyal and continue my relationship with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Fidel Maldonado Jr. “I have been with the company since 2010 and they have treated me like family and have always had my best interests in mind. I am excited to continue this exciting journey with Golden Boy Promotions and I am looking forward to the success we can create together.”

“Fidel is a talented fighter with a promising future and an aggressive style that fans love so I’m pleased he has decided to re-sign with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He is committed to taking on the toughest challenges, willing to fight the best in the sport, which matches our mission at Golden Boy Promotions. Because of this, Fidel is the type of fighter we want to promote and we are pleased he has chosen to remain with us to further his career in this sport.”



November 30th, 2015


Boxing News

Kamanga-Zhailauov meet for WBA Pan African title

By Ron Jackson

Paul Kamanga and Roman Zhailauov meet over 12 rounds for the vacant Pan African welterweight title on the Golden Gloves Promotions annual Christmas cracker tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old Kamanga, 17-0, 9 KOs, a former WBA Pan African super lightweight champion who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but now fights out of the Anton Gilmore gym in the south of Johannesburg recently moved up to the welterweight division .This will be his fourth fight in 2015 after scoring wins over Stone Asvegan, Herbert Nkabedi and the capable Jason Bedeman. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Quillin: I knew this was inevitable

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

For years, middleweight boxers Peter Quillin and Danny Jacobs have danced around each other. The two Brooklyn-based 160-pounders fought in the same venues, trained in the same gyms and even attended one another’s bouts. They shook hands, exchanged nods and cheered for the same crew of fighters.

But on Saturday night their shared bond will go deeper than it ever has before. That’s because Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) and Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO’s) will go from a pair of seats ringside to opposite corners in the ring as they square off for Jacobs’ WBA belt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For Quillin, who has been training for the fight for more than two months, this was a natural and expected evolution.

“Of course,” Quillin told Fightnews last week, “it was always a path crossing. I knew it was inevitable. It was always going to happen. It’s just part of the story and part of the journey so I accept things as they come. I’m trying to hurt him and I know he’s doing the same thing. So there are no problems with that. You can be friendly to people but it doesn’t mean you’ve got to be friends with them.” (more…)



November 30th, 2015


Boxing News

DeGale hunting unification fights

Photo: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

IBF middleweight champion James DeGale says he wants to take the WBC title from Badou Jack after successfully defending his IBF crown against Lucian Bute in Quebec on Saturday night. DeGale travelled to Bute’s backyard for the first defense of the belt he won on the road against Andre Dirrell in Boston in May, with the Romanian-Canadian looking to regain the title he surrendered to Carl Froch in 2013 in his tenth defense.

“I am peaking now,” said DeGale. “I don’t want to waste any time, so in the next three and four years I want the big fights. I go to Jamaica on a family holiday on December 28, but when I get back, I am right back on it and I would like to be back out in April.

“I think I put on a good performance. I made it a competitive fight, a good exciting fight. It’s all down to me. I could have been boring and moved and boxed him, I am at my best when I am in the pocket, ducking and throwing shots through the middle. I didn’t take any risks, I was just flowing. I cruised through some of the middle rounds and I have to stop that, but it was a good fight to watch and I think people enjoyed it, that’s the main thing. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

UFC

Beyond the Octagon: Conor McGregor

In an exclusive and candid interview with Gareth A Davies, UFC superstar Conor McGregor gives an insight into his life since winning the interim featherweight championship in July. The Irishman also previews his upcoming UFC 194 fight against Jose Aldo . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Jerkic stops King

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion throughout Australia Rocky Jerkic (12-0, 9 KOs) stopped Shannon King (9-2, 7 KOs) in round eight of scheduled ten round bout to capture the Australian super welterweight title at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. The action see-sawed in all the rounds of a thrilling contest but at 1.19 of round eight referee Adrian Cairns crowned Jerkic after King was on the canvas twice from accurate combinations to the head. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Sinyabi wins South African feather title

By Ron Jackson

In a closely fought contest, Macbute Sinyabi won his second South African title when he beat featherweight champion Oscar Chauke on points over 12 rounds at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. This was the third fight between the pair and once again they produced an action packed fight for the fans, with Sinyabi having now won all three on close decisions. It was a combination of the veteran champion Chauke (36-10-3, 11 KOs) slowing noticeably against the rallying challenger Sinyabi (27-4, 19 KOs) having just that little bit extra to take the decision. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Geraldo stops hot prospect

By Nick Giongco

One-time world title challenger Mark Anthony Geraldo, badly cut and under siege, posted a stunning sixth-round stoppage over previously undefeated Jilbert Gomnera in their bantamweight brawl over the weekend in Manny Pacquiao’s hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines. The main event of the comeback of Blow by Blow, the TV program that launched the career of Pacquiao back in the mid-90s, lived up to its billing with non-stop action, gore and drama in full display.

Geraldo, sporting a hideous cut on his right eye, compelled the referee to step in after sending Gomera down with a vicious combo. Gomera had thought that he already had the fight in the bag when he opened a cut on Geraldo that bled profusely. Sensing that he was just moments away from raising his record to 11-0, Gomera ran into Geraldo’s savage combos and went down, severely shaken and looking forlorn. The victory raised Geraldo’s mark to 32-6-3 with 15 KOs.

Presented by Pacquiao in close coordination with former North Cotabato Gov. Manny Pinol, a die-hard boxing fan and oldtimers Lito Mondejar and Gerry Garcia, Blow by Blow will begin airing on TV5 (Philippines) on Dec. 13. The next destination of Blow by Blow will be Davao City on Dec. 19.



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Troussaint stops Moxon

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super-middleweight contender
David Troussaint (7-0, 5 KOs) stopped Steve Moxon (5-2, 4 KOs) in round six of the main event at the Hellenic club at Canberra ,Australian Capital Territory, Australia on Saturday. Southpaw Troussaint controlled the action in the early rounds as he consistently connected with accurate combinations to the head and body of Moxon. In round four Moxon dropped Troussaint with a perfectly timed right hand to the head. Troussaint gained control in round five and had Moxon
in trouble in round six and referee Anthony Shipley crowned Troussaint at 2.42. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Waseem featured in Thailand Saturday

Former amateur standout Muhammad Waseem (1-0, 1 KO) returns to action this Saturday. He will take on Suparyanto Doglo (7-2-1, 4 KOs) of Indonesia. The scheduled for 10 round super flyweight bout will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. It will be the only boxing match on the traditional King’s Cup muay thai show, an annual celebration of the King of Thailand’s birthday. Onesongchai will promote the event. (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings as of Dec 2015

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The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



Upcoming WBC Francophone titlefights for December 2015:

Dec 12, Thieu, Belgium
Islam Teffahi (Belgium) vs Sheldon Moore (Belgium)
superwelterweight voluntary defence

Dec 18, Le Mans, France
Nordine Tarik (France) vs Patrice Sou-Toke (Burkina Faso)
middleweight vacant title

Dec 19, Charleroi, Belgium
Imad Azaroui (Belgium) vs Mouhamed Sder (Belgium)
welterweight vacant title



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Let me unify world crowns,” says James DeGale

Tyson Fury says he will never fight the “pretender” David Haye

Is Fury’s win a new low for heavyweight boxing?

All you need to know about Tyson Fury



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury speaks about what’s next

Says a Wladimir Klitschko rematch would be the same, insists a Deontay Wilder unification fight will have to wait

By James Slater

Fight fans the world over, a great many of them anyway, are still in shock at the way outspoken Tyson Fury more than backed up his words to frustrate, embarrass and ultimately outclass now ex-heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko yesterday. Fury, who even had the temerity to put both hands behind his back during the action in Dusseldorf – Roy Jones Jr. style – is now looking at his next move.

The new WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO ruler spoke to Sky Sports today and he spoke about the possibility of a rematch-enforced return meeting with Klitschko, as well as a unification with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder. As is to be expected, neither fight worries Fury.

“If he [Wladimir] had ten years to train, the result would be the same next time,” Fury said on the subject of a return with the man he handily outpointed last night. “I think he will take the rematch, but who knows when he gets home and has time to think about it. I’d like to come back to Germany again to fight Wlad. I enjoyed it here and I got a great reception from the German fans. I might be allowed a voluntary defense [first] and I would like to have that back in England, probably in Manchester. It would be great to bring the titles back. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Cave KOs Rojas in Nova Scotia

In front of a big crowd at the Dartmouth Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, local hero Tyson Cave secured the World Boxing Union (WBU) super bantamweight title with a second round knockout of late replacement Walter Rojas (24-7, 23 KOs). Early in the second Cave dropped Rojas three times in round two, the third time blasting him through the ropes. Rojas tried desperately to get to his feet, but couldn’t pull himself up using the ropes. As Referee Hubert Earl’s count was coming to a conclusion, Rojas collapsed so the bout was waved off. Time was 1:50.



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury-Klitschko GIANT Photo Gallery

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Get used to saying it: WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The unbeaten Fury shocked the world by defeating future Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko in front of 55,000 stunned spectators on Saturday night at the ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

And the way he did it was almost inconceivable. Fury’s game plan almost COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN Klitschko’s offense. Wlad managed to throw just 231 punches for the entire twelve rounds, averaging a feeble 4.3 connects per round. And Wlad landed a paltry 18 power shots in the entire fight! Fury wasn’t much busier, but he threw 140 more punches than Wlad and had a 48-18 advantage in power shots.

Contractually, Fury owes Klitschko an immediate rematch. The question is will it be any different a second time?

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November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Spence Jr dominates in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Welterweight rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16KO) put on a dominating performance in front of his hometown fans at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas knocking out the tough and gritty Alejandro Barrera (26-3, 17KO) in the 5th round of the scheduled twelve that put Spence in line to fight for the IBF welterweight title next year. Spence Jr first dropped Barrera with a devastating shot to the body to open the round and finished him with a flurry that sent Barrera to the canvas and on to the hospital for further evaluation. The time of the stoppage was 1:46 of the 5th round by TKO.

Spence Jr is as composed as they come for a young fighter, but fighting in front of his hometown of Dallas for the first time, amped him up more than normal. After all he has fought on NBC before and in front of the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, who his trainer Derrick James has compared him to. There is nothing, however, like fighting at home in front of family and friends for the first time. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

UFC

Jones-Lybarger Faces Torres at UFC 194

With Michelle Waterson forced out of her UFC 194 bout against unbeaten strawweight contender Tecia Torres due to injury, Arizona standout Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger has received the call for the December 12 bout in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and she is ready to battle the “Tiny Tornado.” . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Chisora inks multi-fight deal with Sauerland

Team Sauerland has announced the signing of British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (22-5, 14 KOs) on a multi-fight contract. The 31-year-old former British, Commonwealth and European Champion will make his promotional debut on Saturday at the Inselparkhalle in Hamburg, Germany. “I’m excited to be working with the Sauerlands,” said Chisora. “This is a start of a new chapter for me. I’ve got a whole new team around me and I’m looking forward to getting back in the mix starting on December 5. I’m fit, I’m focused and ready to rock ‘n’ roll!”

We’re thrilled to welcome Dereck to the team,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “The heavyweight scene is thriving at the moment and I believe he still has a big part to play in this. I’ve been impressed with his attitude. The determination and desire is still there and I expect him to be back challenging for titles in the New Year.”

An opponent for Chisora’s fight on December 5 will be announced shortly.



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Stevenson: Kovalev is scared

After Saturday’s WBC light heavyweight eliminator between Eleider Alvarez and Isaac Chilemba, Showtime Sports host Brian Custer sat down with WBC world champion Stevenson to get his thoughts. “It was a close physical fight,” Stevenson said. “He (Alvarez) won this fight but it was very close.”

“We talk about Kovalev because the WBC still ranks him the #1 contender. I want this fight to happen. The fans want it to happen. I said June is perfect for me. He said ‘OK, June,’ Kathy Duva said ‘No problem, June.’ Then she said on HBO. I said, ‘Forget about the TVs, let them talk.’ We want the fight to happen. Let the TVs work together and make it happen.

“I want to fight Kovalev. That’s the best opportunity for me because I want his titles. For sure, this fight will happen in June. I don’t have a problem; my team doesn’t have a problem. I want this fight in June. Kovalev is scared. I talked to him, saw it in his eyes that he’s scared of me. It will happen, but I know Kovalev is scared. I want Kovalev. I’m very hungry to get his titles.”



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Kimura-Guevara: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (18-2-1, only 3 KOs), 107.5, astoundingly dethroned highly regarded WBC light-flyweight champ Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KOs), 108, from Mexico, by a hard-fought but well-received split verdict over twelve heats on Saturday in Sendai, Japan. Noppharat Sricharoen (Thailand) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both tallied 115-113 for Kimura, while Barry Linderman (US) had it 117-111 for Guevara. The referee was Ian John Lewis (UK).

Probably it was Guevara’s overconfidence that cost the belt. The 26-year-old Mexican lawyer-to-be failed to display his intelligence in dominating the last four sessions although he was leading on points after the eighth: 79-73, 77-75 and 76-76.

The Japanese underdog admirably swept almost all the last four rounds to turn the tables and win a hairline but well-received decision by the audience. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuadras-Eto: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Mexican footworker Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs), 114.5, kept his WBC super-flyweight belt as he displayed his fast legs rather than his strong hands in outclassing and outmaneuvering lanky Japanese Koki Eto (17-4-1, 13 KOs), 114.5, winning a unanimous decision over twelve Tom-and-Jerry rounds on Saturday in Sendai, Japan. Barry Lindenman (US) and Noppharat Sriharoen (Thailand) both saw the fast-processing fight 117-111, and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) had it 116-112, all for the clever Mexican champ. The referee was Hector Afu (Panama). The 5’8” Japanese kept stalking Cuadras, four inches shorter, who utilized his footwork to refuse to mix it up in the close quarter but occasionaly landed quick combinations to move away quickly from Eto’s retaliation.

Viewing the official tallies, you may see it a rather one-sided affair, but actually it wasn’t so. The open scoring system indicated Cuadras leading on points: after the fourth, all 40-36; after the eighth, 79-73 twice and 78-74. But the tide almost turned in round nine, when Eto turned loose with body shots and then vigorously kept stalking the suddenly fading champ. Apparently running out of gas, Cuadras averted exchanging punches with the game and gallant challenger but became a marathon runner in the last four sessions. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Ocampo surprises Paez Jr.

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In an upset, unbeaten 19-year-old welterweight Carlos Ocampo (17-0, 11 KOs) scored surprisingly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr.(40-7-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Tequisquiapan in Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, México. Scores were 99-92, 100-90 and 99-91 for Ocampo.

In other action, WBA female strawweight world champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (19-3, 3 KOs) took a ten round unanimous nod over Suri “Tsunami” Suri (16-6, 4 KOs). All three judges had it 99-91.

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November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale retains title in war with Bute

By Dave Spencer
Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

IBF super middleweight world champion James “Chunky” DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over 35-year-old former world champion Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City. Many good exchanges in an action packed and fast-paced fight. The younger DeGale was busier, but a motivated Bute did his share of damage too. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.

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November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Granados TKOs Imam, Alvarez edges Chilemba

By Dave Spencer
Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

Halfway through the first round on Saturday night at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City, it looked like it was going to be an easy night for #1 ranked WBC super-lightweight Amir Imam. A perfectly placed right hand right down the pipe put opponent Adrian Granados on his backside and promises of an early night seemed right around the corner. Granados (17-4-2 12KO) was able to get up and started to land as early as the second round and never let up until referee Alain Villeneuve stepped in and stopped the fight with Amir Imam (17-1 12KO) slumped on the ropes, official time coming at 2:34 of the 8th round.

Whether it was a question of Imam looking for another perfect shot like he had in the first or something else, the undefeated fighter was touched cleanly and repeatedly after the first round. At first it was a pop-gun offense from the Illinois fighter Granados with the shots having little or no effect. But the shots kept coming and by the time of the stoppage, Granados had built a lead on the official scorecards. The cumulative effect had slowed Imam to the point where return volleys were fewer and fewer and often avoided by the 26-year-old Granados, and when the two did go toe-to-toe in what was a good action fight, it was the underdog coming out ahead in the exchanges. By the eighth, there simply was no answer by Imam as he took shot after shot, time after time, being stopped and falling to defeat for the first time. Imam was the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Viktor Postol.

In a WBC light heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten WBC #2 ranked Eleider Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over #1 ranked Isaac Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs). After a tactical twelve rounds, Alvarez won 118-110, 115-113 on two cards. The third card was 114-114. Alvarez earned the right to face WBC champion and fellow Montreal fighter Adonis Stevenson. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury: This is a dream come true

Tyson Fury: This is a dream come true. I worked so hard for this. You know it’s been six months of every day in the gym for this. I just can’t believe that I got him (breaks down).

[Asked if the cut over Klitchko’s eye spurred him on] Actually it did…it came as a surprise to get this decision. It just means so much to me here tonight to get that decision. They took a point out in that last round. I thought I wasn’t going to get it to be honest (for a rabbit punch) but he kept turning around. He kept turning away and every time he got in, he pushed me down and tried to lean on me.

I just want to say I said some stupid things about Lennox Lewis in the past, well you know it was all tongue-in-cheek. You’re a great champion. And I would just want to say to Wladimir, you’re a great champion and thanks so much for having me and it was all fun and games in the build-up. I just wanted to be confident and over brash and all of that. You know I promised everybody I’ll sing a song after this fight, so this is to my new fans, Irish fans, English fans, American fans and my new German fans and most of all this is a dedication for my wife. (sings).



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Wladimir: I never thought he could do it

Wladimir Klitschko: I was prepared very well. Tyson was very quick and energetic. I never thought he could do it. I felt I lacked quickness and never found the right distance. This also had to do with his reach. Not much worked. I knew I was behind, but I didn’t have the recipe. Actually, I felt confident, but I couldn’t find the right key. However, there is a rematch (clause).

Vitali Klitschko: Fury was a tad better. We need to analyze it, but Wladimir will come back much stronger. Wladimir waited far too long. You must be active, risk more in the infighting. Tyson is just a good boxer. He has an unorthodox style and Wladimir didn’t do his homework.



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury upsets Klitschko to win heavyweight championship

Photos: Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Unbeaten challenger Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) won an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) on Saturday night before 55,000+ at the ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fury fought a cautious, cagey fight, neutralizing Klitschko’s power shots. Wlad was cut under the left eye in round five. Klitschko, who turns 40 in March, simply couldn’t pull the trigger. Fury content to pile up points by repeatedly touching Wlad. Fury was deducted a point for hitting behind the head in round eleven by referee Tony Weeks. Wlad finally started fighting in round twelve, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 115-112, 115-112, 116-111.

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November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo retains IBF title with KO

By Jeff Zimmerman and Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

IBF jr middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (23-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided fourth round KO over Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs) in the first defense of his belt on Saturday at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. Charlo used his height and jab to control the fight and keep the tenacious Campfort from getting inside and causing any damage to the defending champion. In the second round, Charlo landed a two-punch combo that ended with a right cross to send Campfort to the canvas. The trouble continued for Campfort in round three as Charlo connected on a strong left hook that put Campfort down a second time. When the action picked up in round four Charlo upped the aggression and put Campfort on the mat for the final time with a flurry that left Campfort cut and unable to see out of his right eye. Referee Mark Calo-oy stopped the fight 1:16 into round four. Charlo outlanded Campfort 62-11 over the four rounds and landed 30% of his power punches.

Welterweight rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16 KOs) put on a dominating performance in front of his hometown fans, stopping the tough and gritty Alejandro Barrera (26-3, 17 KOs) in round five. Spence used his trademark brilliant defense slapping away punches like they were hot potatoes and a steady assault of shots to the head and body of Barrera. Spence snapped the head of Barrera multiple times in the first four rounds but the body blows landed in the fifth took the air out of the game Barrera. Spence dropped Barrera in the round with a vicious body shot and finished him off in sparkling fashion with combos to the head and body. It appeared Barrera tried to indicate he was finished but the referee didn’t see it as Spence landed a few more unnecessary shots. The time of the stoppage was 1:46. Spence wasted no time in calling out the big boys in the welterweight division when asked immediately after the fight, “Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, I want the big names.” Spence is now ranked in the top 10 of the IBF. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Exclusive Video: Fury Camp protesting ring

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Tyson Fury promoter Mick Hennessey argues with the German Commission President Thomas Pütz and Vitali Klitschko over the composition of the ring canvas. The canvas was disassembled and several inches of foam were removed.



November 28th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Seoul 2015: Henderson Wins Via Split Decision

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson picked up his second win as a welterweight Saturday at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea, gutting out a five-round split decision over late replacement Jorge Masvidal in their UFC Fight Night main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Kim, Choi dominate in main card  |  Bang survives war with Kuntz in decision-filled prelims

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November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury threatens pull out over bouncy ring

With the Paffen glove crisis now resolved, heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is now threatening to pull out of tonight’s fight against WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko over the condition of the ring. Tyson tested out the ring and found it too soft and bouncy.



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo, Spence Jr and trainers speak

Report/Photos: Jeff Zimmerman

Recently crowned 154-pound champion Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KOs), and Errol Spence Jr (18-0, 15 KOs), one of most hotly tipped boxers in any weight class, headline separate bouts when Premier Boxing Champions detonates The Bomb Factory in Dallas in a post-Thanksgiving feast for fight fans tonight on NBC.

charlo-zimmermanJermall Charlo: [On defending his title in home state of Texas] Going to feel good, can’t wait, I’m excited.

[On missing weight on the first try] The guy with the scale came late. I’m a professional, that never happens with me but we never checked the official weight. It is what it is, I’m ready to go.

[On what he expects from Campfort] To bring a hard fight. He wants the title, it’s for the IBF, so he’s going to fight hard. I’m just here to defend my title. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Kimura dethrones WBC 108lb champ Guevara; Cuadras keeps WBC 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (18-2-1, only 3 KOs), 107.5, astoundingly dethroned highly regarded WBC light-flyweight champ Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KOs), 108, from Mexico, by a hard-fought but well-received split verdict (115-113 twice for Kimura, 111-117 for Guevara) over twelve heats on Saturday in Sendai, Japan.

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In the main event, unbeaten Mexican Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs), 114.5, barely kept his WBC super-flyweight belt as he had a tough time in later rounds but kept running to maintain his early lead on points, winning a unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111 twice) over elongated game Japanese Koki Eto (17-4-1, 13 KOs), 114.5, over twelve Tom-and-Jerry rounds.

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(more to come)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Gwayana, Mhlongo win titles in Khayelitsha

By Ron Jackson

In a doubleheader at the O R Tambo Hall in in Khayelitsha near Cape Town on Friday night, Mfundo Gwayana won the WBF Intercontinental flyweight title and Nkululeko Mhlongo took the interim WBA Pan African junior middleweight title.

In a real humdinger Gwayana (48.99kg) a former two-time South African junior flyweight champion beat Dalisizwe Komani (48.44kg) on points over 12 rounds to the win the vacant title with scores of 115-110, 116-113 and 116-109. However, the scores do not reflect what really happened in the fight with both fighters cut and bleeding and taking counts. Gwayana was also deducted points for holding. Komani finished the fight with a big swelling on the side of face. (more…)



November 28th, 2015




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