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Zepeda stops Robles

Zepeda stops Robles

By Felipe Leon Photos: Leonso Nunez In about a week and a half Tijuana’s Zanfer Promotions put together a ten-bout fight card that was ...

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Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously ...

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Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

By Craig Wick at ringside Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions Badou Jack "The Ripper" (19-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC super middleweight title with ...

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Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank 2014 BWAA Fighter of the year Terence Crawford received the Sugar Ray Robinson Memorial Fighter of The ...

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Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Photos: Emily Harney Wladimir Klitschko 241.6 vs. Bryant Jennings 226.8 (IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship) Sadam Ali 146.8 vs. Francisco Santana 146.4 Venue: Madison Square Garden Promoter: K2 TV: HBO

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Boxing Result

Kobayashi upsets #9 Masuda!

By Joe Koizumi

Unheralded and unknown, Japanese #9 flyweight Yasutaka Kobayashi (15-2-2, 2 KOs), 113.75, stunned the crowd at the Korakuen Hall as he displayed unexpectedly excellent combinations and right-hand counters in scoring a very upset majority decision (96-95, 98-94 and 96-96) over WBC#9/WBA#9 Takahisa Masuda (20-8-3, 5 KOs), 113.75, over ten fast frames on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Probably Kobayashi’s low KO ratio had Masuda accept him as just an opponent in a tune-up go, but the underdog showed his career-best performance by outhustling the taller and more experienced prefight favorite down the stretch.
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In the main event, WBA#8/WBC#12 super-bantam Shoji Kimura (23-2-2, 9 KOs), 122, impressively kept his national 122-pound belt as he so accurately countered up-and-coming youngster, JBC#6 Tomoki Kanazawa (12-4-2, 6 KOs), 122, all night, and finally dropped him with a Ricardo Lopez-like left uppercut to the button for the count at 1:34 of the ninth session. Kimura, five years his senior at 31, had captured the national belt with a pulverizing second-round knockout of world-rated defending champ Kazuma Miura this February. Why could the previously soft-punching Kimura, over thirty, abruptly become a hard-puncher? Promoter: Hanagata Promotions.



June 9th, 2009



Boxing News

“Summer Rumble” June 25th!

Arnaoutis-Carrasquillo Headline Card in NJ!

Former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis will face Puerto Rican veteran Doel Carrasquillo in a ten round junior welterweight bout in the main event at “Summer Rumble” on Thursday, June 25th at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. The Arnaoutis – Carrasquillo bout headlines an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Pound For Pound Promotions. Tickets, starting at $35, can be purchased in advance by calling the Pound For Pound Promotions office at 201-864-9566 or 866-924-2050. Special VIP stage seats are available for $150. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, New Jersey . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm, with the first bell at 7:15. (more…)



June 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Matt Korobov Update!

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

2008 Russian Olympian Middleweight and rising star Matt Korobov(ctr) of Russia poses during a press conference at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn Monday with Russian fashion models (L-R) Liudmyla Poborska and Anastasiia Somchyk. The models will be Korobov’s personal ring card girls when he faces Loren Myers in a special attraction fight on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Joshua Clottey world welterweight championship fight on Saturday, June 13 at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes this HBO televised event.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Bones Adams returns!

By Lee Bates

Former WBA super bantamweight champion Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams (43-6-4, 19 KOs) will make his 2009 debut against former world title challenger Alex ‘Ali’ Baba (26-15-1, 19 KOs) this Friday. Adams who turned professional at the age of 15 is entering his 20th year as a professional boxer. The bout will be a 10 round main event at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The undercard will feature former world heavyweight title challenger Charles Shufford (20-8-1, 9 KOs) against an opponent to be announced, welterweight prospect Rashad Holloway (10-1, 5 KOs) vs veteran Harrison Cuello (18-10-2, 14 KOs), Vegas native Angel Flores (9-3, 3 KOs) vs Francisco Rios Gil (16-9, 11 KOs) , plus additonal bouts. The bout is being promoted by Sterling McPhearson’s Sterling Promotions. For ticket information contact (702) 942-7777. Note: lightweight Almazbek Raiymkulov aka Kid Diamond was also scheduled, but a hand injury will prevent him from fighting.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Burgos, Herrera headline!

Unbeaten young guns Juan Carlos Burgos and Mauricio Herrera top a June 12th card at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. In the main event, featherweight Burgos (21-0, 15 KOs) battles Vyacheslav Gusev (16-1, 3 KOs) for the WBC CABOFE title, while junior welterweight Herrera (10-0, 5 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against Luis Alfredo Lugo (10-8-1, 6 KOs) for the WBC / USNBC belt in the co-feature. Also featured is a featherweight showdown between Aaron Garcia (9-1, 2 KOs) and unbeaten Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez (8-0, 2 KOs). Tickets are $30-$75, Call 714-935-0900.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Kentikian foe named!

Unbeaten “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (24-0, 16 KOs) will defend her WBA and WIBF flyweight titles against WBA super flyweight beltholder Carolina Marcela Gutierrez Gaite (15-1, 11 KOs) on the July 4 card at Hamburg’s Color Line Arena on the “Universum Champions Night“ card headlined by the WBO heavyweight eliminator between unbeaten Alexander Dimitrenko (29-0, 19 KOs) and Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs). “I was very satisfied with my last fight in March,” said Kentikian. “I was very sharp that day and left Elena Reid with no chance. Carolina Gaite is the current WBA world champion in the next higher weight class and is, of course, another big challenge. Against this opponent I must further develop to again satisfy the boxing fans with my determined fight style and win very clearly.” Also seeing action are WIBF/GBU junior bantamweight champion Alesia Graf (23-1, 9 KOs) and cruiserweight contender Alexander Alekseev (17-1, 15 KOs) against opponents to be named.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

New date for Cruz-Solis!

Due to scheduling conflicts, the date for IBF featherweight world championship defense of Cristobal Cruz (38-11-1, 23 KOs) against Jorge “Coloradito” Solis (37-1-2, 27 KOs) in Tuxtla Gutierrez has been changed to July 11. The card was originally scheduled for June 27. The fight is a rematch of their December 2003 bout won by Solis via ten-round unanimous decision at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

New foe for Guerrero!

Former two-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero now has a new opponent for his June 12th fight at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, after original foe Johnnie Edwards withdrew from the bout due to a back injury. Stepping up to the plate for the ESPN “Friday Night Fights” main event is veteran contender Efren “Huracan” Hinojosa (30-5-1, 17 KOs). The co-feature pits rising junior welterweight star Danny Garcia against Pavel Miranda in an eight round clash. Also in action in separate bouts on June 12th will be hot undefeated prospects Carlos Velasquez, Juan Velasquez, Eloy Perez, Ashanti Jordan and Anthony Johnson. Tickets ($25-$100) are on sale now at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office and Ticketmaster.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Liu Gang!

Photo: Zovi Boxing Team

Photo: Zovi Boxing Team

By Robert Coster

Last month in Tokyo, flyweight Xiong Zhao Zhong made history by becoming the first Chinese boxer to fight for a pro world title, losing a hair thin decision to WBC champion Daisuke Naito. Xiong is a member of the stable of Zovi Boxing Team, a pioneer of pro boxing in China. “Xiong come so close to winning and, if he had, it would have been momentous, but there will be other opportunities,” says Zovi President and founder Liu Gang, himself a former boxer who represented China at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. For many observers, Xiong’s performance was proof of that pro boxing is making slow but steady inroads in the giant Asian nation. To shed light on the matter, Fightnews reached Liu to discuss the state of the game in mainland China and what is needed to insure its continuing progress and growth. (more…)



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Contender winner is ready!

Photo: Durell R. Wambolt/FightNews Canada

Photo: Durell R. Wambolt/FightNews Canada

Two-time Canadian Olympian and winner of Season 4 of The Contender reality series Troy Ross (L) spars with Felix Cora (R). Ironically Ross (21-1, 15 KOs) TKO’d Cora to advance to the semi-final bracket of The Contender. Ross is training for a June 19th bout with Michael Simms (20-10, 13 KOs) which will be the chief support for the WBC light heavyweight title contest between champion Adrian Diaconu and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The card is promoted by Eric Lucas of Interbox plus Yvon Michel of GYM Promotions and will be telecast live in the United States by the VERSUS Network.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Not a walk in the park!

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

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WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto did his roadwork in Central Park during the early morning hours today in advance of his world welterweight championship fight against Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes the HBO televised event.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Calderon wants to unify!

By Dennis Principe

WBO light flyweight champion Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico plans to unify the 108lb division and he is eyeing to achieve the feat within the year. Calderon was the main guest of Monday morning’s Philippine radio show “Sports Chat” hosted by this writer. In the interview Calderon said he would seek a unification match with IBF champion Brian Viloria a few months from now. At the same time Calderon assures he is not looking past his upcoming Filipino foe Rodel Mayol, a two time world title challenger. Calderon will defend his crown this Saturday at the famed Madison Square Garden in a bout that will serve as an undercard for the 12-round welterweight title bout between Miguel Cotto and Joshua Clottey. Watch the interview here.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

EBU honors Team Sauerland!

The European Boxing Union (EBU) has honored Team Sauerland as “Promoter of the Year”, it was announced during last weekend´s General Meeting held in Alghero (Sicily, Italy). Sports director Hagen Doering received the award from president Bob Logist. “We feel honored and are very proud,” Doering said. “The award confirms the very high level of our shows.” Team Sauerland currently boasts two European champions – Marco “Captain” Huck (cruiserweight) and Karo Murat (super-middleweight).



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Holmes, Vinson win in returns!

By Joe Gradowski and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Former two-time WBC Middleweight champion Keith Holmes of DC returned to action with an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Willis “The Prophet” Lockett of Takoma Park, MD Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. In the co-feature, DC super bantamweight Clarence “Untouchable” Vinson looked surprisingly sharp after an almost two-year layoff by defeating Jacksonville, FL’s Robert “Don’t Lose” DaLuz of Jacksonville, FL by an eight-round majority decision. (more…)



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Brown defeats Faber again

Full report & gallery from WEC 40

wec41_10_brown_vs_faber_014Report by Brady Crytzer
Photos courtesy of Joshua Hedges, UFC 

In front of a nearly sold out Arco Arena in Sacramento, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown successfully defended his title in a highly anticipated rematch with “The California Kid” Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. 

In a sport where nothing is guaranteed and anything can happen, Sunday night’s WEC featherweight title bout was fraught with pre-fight comparisons.

Exactly one year ago, World Extreme Cagefighting hosted its largest event ever when the then reigning 145 lb. champion Urijah Faber defended his crown against MMA pioneer Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver.

It was billed as the biggest fight in featherweight history . . . Click here for more



June 8th, 2009

Announcement

‘Steel Valley Rumble’ set!

World class professional boxing returns to the Youngstown, Ohio area as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions, curators of the nationally acclaimed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” series, presents the “Steel Valley Rumble” on Saturday, June 27th at the Memorial Field House in Campbell, Ohio . .  . Click here for more



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Franklin in precarious spot

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

cozzone-franklin-silva0020Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

The world of mixed martial arts is starting to become more and more like the world of popular culture every day. One minute, a fighter is basking in the glow of stardom, the next, the light are off, and fans and the media act as though the light was never on in the first place.

Rich Franklin finds himself in this precarious position . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Jürgen Brähmer speaks!

Photos: Marianne Müller

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European light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer has commented on his 83 second annihilation of mandatory challenger Antonio Brancalion on Saturday night in Oberhausen, Germany. “I was pretty confident that I would clearly win this fight,” said Universum’s ‘Hundred Year Talent,’ who is again ranked at #1 by the WBA. “I had my best preparation. I immediately saw the opening with the first punch. We’ll see what comes now. Naturally I would have been happy to box a little longer, but that’s how it is sometimes.” (more…)



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Sylvester vs Simon for IBF #2!

By Flattop

#5 IBF Sebastian Sylvester and #10 IBF Lajuan Simon will battle for the vacant #2 IBF middleweight position June 27th in Germany. Both fighters have previously fought for world championships. Sebastian lost a hard fought decision to WBA champion Felix Sturm in November 2008 but he came back in February to knockout Italian contender Gaetano Nespro in the 7th round to capture the vacant IBF International middleweight title and Simon lost a decision to IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in March. The Sylvester-Simon eliminator is the chief support for the IBF middleweight title contest between champion Arthur Abraham and contender Mahir Oral at the Max Schmeling Hall in Berlin, Germany. The June 27th card is promoted by Sauerland Event.



June 8th, 2009

Full Report

Full Report: Wolak-Barrett!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

Junior middleweight contender Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (24-1, 17KO’s) showed some new weapons in his arsenal as he boxed and slugged his way to a convincing one sided ten round unanimous decision victory over former contender series fighter Vinroy Barrett (22-8, 11KO’s) before a raucous crowd at the Capitol One Bank Theater in Westbury, New York. The nine bout card promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Joey Winters, had a little bit of everything, upsets, knockouts and close decisions as local and international fighters were put to the test. (More)



June 8th, 2009

Announcement

Sadness for Guzman

By Lee Bates

Jose Nunez, the manager of former two time world champion Joan Guzman, informed Fightnews that Guzman’s mother, Juana Amaro, passed away late Friday night of a cancerous brain tumor. Per Nunez, Guzman was informed of his mother’s condition during the training camp for his bout against Nate Campbell and was struggling with the thought of losing her. He was currently training in New York but has since departed to his native Dominican Republic , where his mother will be buried. Fightnews sends out its condolences to the Guzman family.



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Brown defeats Faber again

Results by Brady Crytzer

In front of a nearly sold out Arco Arena in Sacramento, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown successfully defended his title in a highly anticipated rematch with “The California Kid” Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. Though the fight was highly competitive, Brown controlled all five rounds with explosive takedowns and heavy punches. Following the second round, Faber complained of a broken right hand and his punch output decreased substantially. Faber was reduced to throwing elbows exclusively and Brown easily outpointed him. Judges’ scorecards read 49-46 twice and 48-47. (more…)



June 8th, 2009

Boxing Result

Matthysee upset! Lopez wins!

By Lee Bates

Promoter Mario Margossian delivered a solid fight card last night at the Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. In an upset former world title challenger Walter Matthysse (26-5, 25 KOs) was shockingly knocked out in the fifth round by journeyman Oscar Veliz (26-15-2, 5 KOs). Matthysse who began his career at (25-0) has now lost four fights in row and five of his last six since his fight with Paul Williams. All losses suffered by Matthysse have been by knockout. Also Claudia Lopez (13-4, 3 KOs) defeated Betina Garina (10-6-2, 2 KOs) by sixth round TKO to win the vacant WBA woman’s featherweight title. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tucker Still Undefeated!

By: Gary “Digital” Williams

Eldersburg, MD: light heavyweight Mark “TNT” Tucker (10-0, 7 KOs) remained undefeated with an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Andre Hemphill (7-11-2, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA in the main event at the Shipley Arena in Westminster, MD. Tucker used a strong jab throughout the contest to offset the offense of the shorter Hemphill. The visiting boxer managed to tag Tucker a few times but Tucker was able to use his height to help gain his victory. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Gwayana retains SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Mfundo Gwayana retained his South African junior flyweight title against Sizwe Sinyabi with a 12 round draw on Sunday afternoon at the Orient Theatre in East London. This fight was presented by Mzi Mnguni of Eyethu Promotions. In a poor fight where there was more holding and wrestling than boxing the 26-year-old Gwayana (48.90kg) was possibly a shade fortunate to retain his title as Sinyabi (48.90kg) came on strong in the final rounds and scored a knockdown in round twelve. However, in a fight where some of the rounds were difficult to score because of the pushing and holding by both fighters one cannot really fault the judges. Judge Mbini scored 115-113 for Gwayana and judge Vabaza saw it 114-113 for Sinyabi, whilst judge Matika had it 114-114. The champion who was cut over the left eye in the sixth round appeared stronger in the earlier rounds and possibly the challenger left it too late even though he had Gwayana down with a big left hook in the 12th round who was forced to take a count from referee Lulama Mtya. Gwayana takes his record to 18-8-2; 9 and Gwayana goes to 10-3-1; 5.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kennedy tops Gonzalez in AC!

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

Teon “The Technician” Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA won an eight round unanimous decision over Reading, PA’s Lucian Gonzalez in the super bantamweight main event last night at jam-packed Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. In a scorcher, Patrick “The Machine” Majewski, of Somers Point, NJ won a battle of unbeaten prospects, taking a unanimous decision over Philadelphia’s Latif Mundy in the eight-round middleweight co-feature. The seven-bout card was promoted by Peltz Boxing. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Full Report

Zamora resumes rise at Sky City

img_43Ringside by Chris Cozzone & Trevor Trujillo

With a baker’s dozen straight victories in four-and-a-half years, Joaquin Zamora battered and beat his latest entrée, Joshua Renteria, in ten heats last night at Sky City Casino in Acoma, N.M.

The game Tucson foe, on the receiving end for most of the fight, came undone halfway through the tenth and final round when the Luna-born former contender unleashed a furious, final assault that had Referee Rocky Burke halting the action.

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June 7th, 2009

UFC

Hartt attack!

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

cozzone_gym_mma0113Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

He may joke a lot, take chances with weight loss and spend too much time on the Internet watching YouTube, but when it comes to throwing down in the cage, Dale Hartt is about as serious as . . . well, a Hartt attack.

The born-and-bred Bangor banger, 6-1, slated to fight June 13 at UFC 99 against the rugged German Dennis Siver, 13-6, has recently joined up with the Greg Jackson camp in Albuquerque, N.M . . . click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Valdez, Marquez KO foes!

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Bantamweight contender Alejandro Valdez (21-3-2, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Genaro Camargo (24-7, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Explanada Tecate in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. It was Valdez’ first fight since a second-round TKO loss against WBC champion Hozumi Hasegawa last October in Tokyo, Japan. Also flyweight star Hernán “Tyson” Márquez (23-0, 18 KOs) continued to terrorize the division as he demolished Carlos “Polllito” Bañuelos (14-2, 9 KOs) in just 2:40 of round one.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mayan Challenge at Xcaret!

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Along with two hundred delegates from the NABF convention, the five thousand partisan fans on hand for The Mayan Challenge At Xcaret outside of Cancun, Mexico were not disappointed on this sweltering Saturday night. With NABF title fights, several domestic bouts on hand, returning former champs and international battles pitting Mexicans against Brazilians and Filipinos, the paying crowd got their money’s worth, as well as viewers who watched the live telecast on Televisa, the biggest network in Mexico. In the main event, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez scored a ninth round KO over Brazilian Jefferson “Holyfield” Goncalo in an NABF Welterweight title defense, former WBC light fly champ Omar Niño Romero topped Juanito Rubillar in a WBC eliminator and NABF Fly champ Wilberth Uicab won a ten-rounder over B. J. Dolorosa. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Matsuda, Nakagawa keep belts!

By Joe Koizumi

It was a turbulent night for defending champs in a national title twinbill. They barely kept the Japanese national belts, but had a really tough time coping with game and desperate challengers. WBC#14 Naoki Matsuda (30-8-4-1NC, 13 KOs), 125.75, hit the canvas with a countering right of JBC#5 Noriyuki Ueno (10-9-4, 3 KOs), 125.5, in the second, fought back hard and finally halted the badly nose-bleeding foe at 2:08 of the tenth and final session. Matsuda, a slow-starter making his second defense, warmed up his engine late from the fourth, utilizing stinging lefts that continually bloodied Ueno’s nose until the abrupt stoppage. With only 52 seconds remaining, though Ueno still showed his fighting spirit, referee Uratani called a halt to the gory challenger. The official tallies after the ninth showed a split verdict (87-85 twice for Matsuda and 86-84 for Ueno), the stoppage looked a little premature to some ringsiders.
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Japanese welter champ Daisuke Nakagawa (14-2-1, 10 KOs), 146.5, a tall and lanky jabber making his initial defense, very barely kept his national throne with a come-from-behind stoppage of fast and tricky footworker Koshinmaru Saito (11-3-1, 6 KOs), 147, at 2:36 of the seventh in a scheduled ten. Saito, handled by ex-world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima (who used to be more tricky and unorthodox than Saito), made good use of his excellent foot speed and quick overhand rights, sweeping almost all rounds before the trick happened (60-55 twice and 59-56 for him). Nakagawa, in round seven, furiously turned loose with a non-stop attack that hurt the fading footworker and downed him on the knee, when referee Martin abruptly halted the proceedings. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Zamora TKOs Renteria

Ringside by Chris Cozzone

Dropping his foe in the second and finishing him at 1:32 of the tenth and final round, jr. middleweight Joaquin Zamora (18-2-1, 12 KOs) won by TKO over Tucson’s Joshua Renteria (15-3, 9 KOs), tonight at the Sky City Casino in Acoma, N.M., on the “Unstoppable card promoted by Romero Promotions. In the co-main, Mexican featherweight Salvador Sanchez (12-3-2, 6 KOs) weathered an early round knockdown to dominate Juarez’s Salvador Zamora (3-2, 2 KOs) through six rounds, winning with scores of 59-56 x 3. On the undercard: Unbeaten Albuquerque bantam David Proa (6-0, 6 KOs) kept his record clean with a second round kayo over debuter Sergio Savadrar (0-1), of Tucson. The end came at 1:12 of the second, after three knockdowns. At super bantamweight, Tucson’s Isaac Hidalgo (4-4, 1 KO) scored a local upset by shutting out James Piar (3-1, 2 KOs), of Albuquerque, scores of 40-36 x 3. At jr. middle, Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez (3-0), of Albuquerque, scored a big, local upset with a four-round unanimous decision over amateur standout Arturo “Toro” Crespin (2-1, 1 KO), of Las Vegas. Scores were 39-37 x 3. In the opening bout, featherweight Randy “Savage” Arrellin (1-1), of Albuquerque, got back on track with a decision win over tough Carlos Luque (0-3), of Tucson, Ariz. Scores were 40-35 x 2 and 39-36.



June 7th, 2009

Scale Watch

WEC: Brown vs. Faber II

TONIGHT LIVE ON VERSUS 9pm ET/6pm PT

Photos: WEC


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Arguably the biggest fight in the history of the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Mike Brown (21-4) defends his featherweight crown against former champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber (22-2) tonight (Sunday) at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA. The contest is one of the most important rematches to ever take place in MMA, comes after Brown took the title from Faber seven months ago. Then considered to be a mega upset, the unheralded Brown stunned Faber with a first round knockout victory in November 2008. Brown has established himself as a powerhouse since capturing the crown, submitting hardcore veteran Leonard Garcia in his first title defense in March. Determined to get his championship back, Sacramento’s Faber scored a convincing submission victory over former champion Jens Pulver in January. Brown vs. Faber II airs live on VERSUS beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
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Below are the official weigh-in results for Sunday’s WEC card:
Mike Brown 143.5 vs Urijah Faber 143.5
(WEC Featherweight Title)
Cub Swanson 144 vs Jose Aldo 144.5
James Krause 155 vs Donald Cerrone 155
Josh Grispi 145.5 vs Jens Pulver 144
John Franchi 145.5 vs Manny Gamburyan 144
Kyle Dietz 134 vs Rafael Rebello 134.5
Anthony Pettis 156 vs Mike Campbell 155
Antonio Banuelos 135.5 vs Scott Jorgensen 134
Noah Thomas 134.5 vs Frank Gomez 136*
Seth Dikun 136 vs Rolando Perez 135.5
*Gomez made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing 137.5 pounds.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Foreman wins pro debut!

By Damien St. Pierre at ringside

George Foreman III (a.k.a Monk) scored a first round KO over Clyde Weaver (0-2) in his professional debut on Saturday night at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana. It was a barrage of shots that sent Weaver down and out at 1:16. Foreman III weighed 237 lbs. and is trainer by his famous father, former heavyweight champion George Foreman.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Brähmer-Brancalion video!

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It took Universum light heavyweight hope Jürgen Brähmer only 83 seconds to secure himself a world title shot later this year on Saturday night at the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The 30-years-old KO Artist from Schwerin powerfully stopped mandatory challenger Antonio Brancalion in the very first round. More than 3000 fans witnessed the first inside the distance loss for Brancalion and a huge statement by Brähmer.



June 6th, 2009




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