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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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Boxing News

Prizefighter: Heavyweights IV

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield signalled the return of Prizefighter on Saturday 9 October after performing the draw for the Heavyweights IV. The five-time World champion performed the draw in central London with a “wildcard” in the draw as promoters Matchroom Sport close in on a big name to complete the line-up for the 14th outing of Barry Hearn’s eight-man, one night tournament, live on Sky Sports – with the winner scooping £32,000.

PRIZEFIGHTER HEAVYWEIGHTS IV LINEUP:
Michael Holden v Kevin McBride
Wildcard v Carl Baker
Michael Sprott v Danny Hughes
Matt Skelton v Ali Adams
(more…)



September 1st, 2010



Announcement

Tickets on sale for El Paso

With an exciting co-main event featuring undefeated local prospect Abraham Han (10-0, 9 KO’s) against the rugged Mexican brawler Hilario Lopez (12-10-1, 8 KO’s), Zeferino Entertainment’s eagerly anticipated “El Paso Superfight 2” is already emerging as one of the most talked about boxing events of the year for boxing fans in the Southwest.  Zeferino Entertainment has just announced that tickets for the September 24 event will go on sale Wednesday morning at 10 AM MST. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Boytsov back in the gym

Universum heavyweight Denis Boytsov (27-0, 22 KOs) is back. Rated in the top five of all world organizations, the unbeaten Boytsovhas returned from hand surgery and for first time is in the clutches of trainer Artur Grigorian. Following several weeks of rehab and a vacation in Russia, Boytsov’s first workout went very well. “It’s amazing what power he already has,” marveled Boytsov’s trainer Artur Grigorian. “And most importantly, no more pain! We’re very happy. But we have to start gently and calmly build up until we are at 100 percent load. It’ll still take some time.” more + photos



September 1st, 2010

Scale Watch

Meehan-Quinn weigh-in

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ray Wheatley

Don King’s WBA #8 heavyweight Kali Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) weighed in at 238.9 lbs and Miami-based Evans Quinn (18-4-1, 16 KOs) weighed 224lbs for Thursday’s twelve round bout for the IBF Pan Pacific title at the La Montage Reception Center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito hit NYC

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolls into the Big Apple today. Boxing fans are invited to today’s 11:30AM press conference taking place at Chelsea Piers – Pier 60 located ay 23rd St. & The Hudson River in New York City.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Booth aims to avenge brother

Jason Booth reckons he knows what it is like to be whacked by Steve Molitor even though he has never faced him. Booth (35-5) faces the toughest test of his career when he challenges for Molitor’s (32-1) IBF world super-bantamweight title at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday September 11. The Nottingham boxer got a close up of the slick Canadian, when Molitor outpointed his younger brother, Nicky in a Commonwealth bantamweight title fight almost eight years go. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Sturm serious about defense

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm isn’t mincing any words before his title world defense against Giovanni Lorenzo on Saturday in Cologne, Germany. “Whoever wants to beat me, must kill me,” Sturm told Sport Bild matter of factly. “This may sound brutal to some, but that is my mental attitude. Anyone concerned about defeat has already lost a little bit.”



September 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Gainer edges Hernandez

Former WBA featherweight titleholder Derrick “Smoke” Gainer (41-6-1, 24 KOs) won a controversial six round split decision over Angel Hernandez 14-6, 11 KOs) of Gary, Indiana, in a welterweight bout on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hernandez dropped Gainer in round one and seemingly did enough to win, only to have two judges favor the ex-world champion. Scores were 57-56, 58-55 Gainer, 57-56 Hernandez. Fans booed the decision and cheered loudly when underdog Hernandez raised his gloves. Co-promoter Roy Jones Jr. grabbed the mic and promised the full house at Rivers Casino a rematch. The bout took place on the card headlined by lightweight Monty Meza-Clay vs Allan Litzau, which Meza-Clay won by TKO3.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Ticket Update

Tickets to Pacquiao-Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas will be priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and go on sale September 18. They can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cowboys Stadium will be configured for over 50,000 fans with elevated floor seating similar to NBA games. 51,000 fans witnessed Pacquiao’s fight against Emanuel Clottey at Cowboys Stadium last March. The pay-per-view telecast of the Pacquiao-Margarito card will have a suggested retail price of $54.95.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Barr wins in comeback

Former WBO #1 super middleweight contender Freeman Barr (29-4, 15 KOs) returned after a four-year retirement to win a six round majority decision over Dion Stanley (10-4, 7 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57. Barr, now 36, is now campaigning as a light heavyweight.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao: “He knew”

Full Pacquiao-Margarito presser report

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“I believe he knew,” WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said today at the kickoff presser in Los Angeles for his November 13 bout with Antonio Margarito. “He’s the one who wraps his hands and he doesn’t know what’s in there?” Pacman called the “Tijuana Tornado’s” problem with illegal handwraps “a mistake.” Pacquiao said he took the fight because “I am a fighter and I am just doing my job.”

Margarito, making a triumphant return to California just two weeks after the State rejected him for a boxing license at a highly publicized hearing, made a point of thanking the State of Texas for granting him a boxing license. “Everything that happened in the past is over and now we are in the present,” he stated. “Forget about the past!” Complete presser quotes and more photos…



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Ringpolska.pl

Four-time challenger for the world heavyweight championship Andrew Golota will participate in the 12th season of the Polish edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” Above Golota is pictured with his dance partner Magdalena Soszynska-Michnio.



August 31st, 2010

Announcement

Arum’s son missing

Shortly before today’s Pacquiao-Margarito press conference in Los Angeles, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum learned that that his 49-year-old son John Arum has been reported missing after hiking in the mountains near Seattle, Washington. Arum is headed to Seattle to aid in the search, while the press tour will continue Wednesday in New York City. We’re praying John is found safe.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

WBC Applauds Texas

WBC Statement: It gives great pleasure to the World Boxing Council to see the honest, respectful and positive attitude of the Texas Boxing Commission as they issued Mexican fighter, Antonio Margarito, a boxer´s license, and he will be able to fight Manny Pacquiao this coming November 13th, at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, in Texas.

The World Boxing Council and the Mexican boxing commissions respect the punishment given by the California State Athletic Commission of one year of suspension for Antonio Margarito, when we think that Margarito was not guilty of the bandages placed by his trainer, action that we do consider one of the biggest violations of boxing rules, reason for which the trainer was suspended for life. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

More on Oct 2 Hitz show

The Hitz Boxing event scheduled for October 2 at the “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, will feature several prominent Chicago-based fighters in addition to Irish middleweight prospect Andy Lee (22-1, 16 KOs).

Scheduled to see action at the latest installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” are comebacking middleweight “Macho” Miguel Hernandez (20-11, 10 KO’s), blood-and-guts junior middleweight Henry “Western Warrior” Coyle (11-2, 10 KOs), talented welterweight Achour Esho (8-0, 5 KOs), middleweight knockout artist Josh Crouch (6-1, 6 KOs) and up-and-coming light welterweight Russell Fiore (4-0-1, 4 KOs).

Tickets are on sale, starting at $10 and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Presser

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and three-time world champion Antonio Margarito pose during the press conference to kick off their national press tour with stops in New York and Dallas. Pacquiao and Margarito will do battle November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. This telecast will be available live on HBO Pay Per View.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Hernandez-Anchondo on ShoBox

The September 17 edition of Showtime’s “Showbox: The Next Generation” in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada will feature welterweights Freddy Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs), who meet in a ten-rounder. In the co-feature, unbeaten junior lightweight Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) collides with Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).

Off TV bouts scheduled include Chris Avalos, (16-1, 13 KOs) vs Felipe Almanza (17-17-4, 8 KOs) and Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) vs TBA. Tickets are $10 and $50. Call 888.386.7867.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Tapia-Archuleta III off

Bad, somewhat good and worse news for anyone interested in, someday, seeing the rubber match between Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta. The bad news? They will NOT be fighting each other on September 25. Nor will they be fighting Sept. 24, which is the new date for the soon-to-be-announced card for Isleta’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, south of Albuquerque, N.M. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Feature Story

Dream chance for Nigerian Nightmare

Story  by Chris Cozzone

Twice beaten by the Klitschko brethren, former world heavyweight champion Sam “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter will get a double shot at redemption when he steps into the ring on Sept. 11, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Dethroned for his portion of the heavyweight pie two years ago by one Klistchko, Peter, 34-3, 27 KOs, will get the chance to grab another slice of the championship by fighting another Klitschko, being Wladimir, 54-3, 48 KOs, whom also defeated Peter, back in ’05 . . . Click here for more



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Briggs Germany presser

Photos: Stefan Hoyer/Public Address

WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at a press conference at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, where they will meet in the ring on Saturday, October 16th. The ticket sale starts today at www.eventim.de where tickets are available from 50 euro. more photos



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Sucra Ray Oliveira returns

Former world title challenger “Sucra” Ray Oliveira returns to the ring October 2nd for the first time in more than five years against world rated light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, headlining the “Last Man Standing” card, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

4th Quarter Boxing Outlook

Here’s what the boxing landscape is looking like for the fourth quarter of 2010. Not all of these fights are finalized, dates can change, more big fights will be added, but it’s looking like an exciting October-December.

October 2: Arthur Abraham vs Carl Froch
October 2: Zab Judah vs Michael Clark
October 15: Antonio Tarver vs Nagy Aguilera
October 15: Lucian Bute vs Jesse Brinkley
October 16: Vitali Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs
October 16: Wilfredo Vazquez vs TBA
October 24: Toshiaki Nishioka vs Rendall Munroe
October 24: Jorge Linares vs Jesus Chavez
October 30: Sebastian Sylvester vs Mahir Oral
October 30: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
November 5: Evander Holyfield vs Sherman Williams
November 6: Juan Manuel Lopez vs Rafael Marquez
November 6: Robert Guerrero vs TBA
November 6: James Kirkland vs TBA
November 13: Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito
November 13: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs TBA
November 13: Mike Jones vs TBA
November 13: Kelly Pavlik vs TBA
November 13: David Haye vs TBA (Audley Harrison?)
November 27: Juan Manuel Marquez vs Michael Katsidis
December 4: Miguel Cotto vs Julio Cesar Chavez
December 4: Vic Darchinyan vs Abner Mares
December 4: Yohnny Perez vs Joseph Agbeko
December 11: Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana
December 11: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
December 18: Jean Pascal vs Bernard Hopkins



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Brunker on big Aussie card

Meehan, Dib also featured

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian featherweight champion Joel Brunker (15-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Indonesian Carlos Lopez (20-6, 7 KOs) over ten rounds with the vacant WBO Youth title up for grabs at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Thursday. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Two decisions changed in Mexico

By Karl Freitag

Bad night for official scorers last Saturday in Mexico. Not only did ringside officials blow the decision in the WBC Youth bantamweight title fight between Tomoki Kameda and Stephane Jamoye Saturday night in Mazatlan (originally announced as a draw, then amended an hour later to a win for Kameda) as previously reported, officials also botched the result of Saturday’s IBF featherweight eliminator between Franky Leal and Miguel “Ranita” Gonzzlez in Mexicali. Despite suffering two knockdowns in the first round, hometown favorite Leal was announced as controversial a split decision winner. That result was later changed to a draw.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman in LA

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Congressman and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has just arrived at LAX on Philippine Airlines – Flight 102 where a large throng of adoring Pacman fans were waiting. Pacquaio is heading to his home away from home in Los Angeles for a night’s rest before Tuesday’s big Pacquiao-Margarito kickoff presser. (more…)



August 31st, 2010




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