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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Cuellar, Tamayo make weight

Cuellar, Tamayo make weight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME The eight fighters who will compete on Showtime Extreme Saturday night all made weight at Little Creek Casino Resort in ...

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Ruiz outweighs Liakhovich by 36 pounds

Ruiz outweighs Liakhovich by 36 pounds

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Andy Ruiz Jr 267.8 vs. Siarhei Liakhovich 231.1 (NABF and WBO I/C heavyweight titles) Daniel Echeverria 139.5 vs. Noe Lopez 136.5 Trevor ...

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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de ...

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Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry "The ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns

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Boxing Result

Rooney TKOs Morrow!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

An overflow crowd packed Schuetzen Park in North Bergen. New Jersey on Thursday night to watch Bayonne, New Jersey’s own Bobby Rooney capture the vacant WBF All Americas light heavyweight title with a second round stoppage of “Jamming” James Morrow in the eight round main event. In the co feature of the evening, Victor “The Viper” Valenzuela overcame two intentional head butts to secure a six round unanimous decision victory over Daniel Lorenzano by scores of 60-53 x 3. The exciting seven-bout card also featured several local prospects in their professional debuts. (more…)



February 20th, 2009



Interview

Q&A: Andreas Kotelnik!

By Alexey Potapov

WBA light welterweight world champion Andreas Kotelnik (31-2-1, 13 KOs) has given exclusive interview to Fightnews.com in which he spoke about his recent title defense against Marcos Rene Maidana (25-1, 24 KOs) a possible in against Dmitriy Salita (29-0, 16 KOs) and more. (more…)



February 20th, 2009


Boxing News

Stark a free agent!

Super bantamweight Gary “Kid” Stark Jr. (22-2, 8 KOs) has been granted his release by DiBella Entertainment. Stark Jr. is on a four-fight winning streak after suffering a pair of losses which included a controversial loss to Mike Oliver and a shocking loss to Andres Ledesma. The current win streak includes a rematch win over Ledesma.



February 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Concepcion defeats Acosta!

WBA #5 flyweight Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (16-1, 11 KOs) defended his WBA Fedelatin belt by eleven round unanimous decision over Santiago “El Vendaval” Acosta (16-2-2, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City. Concepcion closed strong to surge to a 108-104, 109-103, 109-104 win.



February 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Jennings ready for Cotto!

By Alex Dombroff

Michael Jennings isn’t one for trash talk, but forgive him if isn’t worried who his next opponent is. Nothing Miguel Cotto could throw at him could possible compare to the challenges he has already faced. For Jennings (34-1, 16 KOs), a life and career filled with tragedy and roadblocks will culminate Saturday night at Madison Square Garden when he steps in the ring with Cotto for the vacant WBO welterweight title. Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs) will enter the ring a sizeable favorite to defeat the relatively unknown Jennings. He will also have a large support adventage, as a near-capacity crowd, mainly consisting for Puerto Rican fans supporting their native son. However, as the moment approaches, Jennings is taking in all that is good about finally getting his moment in the sun. (more…)



February 20th, 2009

Boxing News

DiBella, Thompson, Duva signings!

Hot prospects Rodriguez, Lopez, Toma inked

By Robert Coster

Former amateur standout, middleweight Edwin Rodriguez was signed up to an exclusive promotional contract by DiBella Entertainment on Thursday night at a formal gathering and press conference at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA, the boxer’s hometown. The 23-year-old, Dominican-born Rodriguez (9-0, 6 KOs) as a pro, won gold medals at the 2005 USA Boxing Nationals Championships and at the 2006 National Golden Gloves Championship.
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Featherweight Abraham Lopez (5-0, 4 KOs) has signed with southern California-based Thompson Boxing Promotions. He will make his debut under the promotional firm’s banner on February 27 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Lopez is managed by Frank Espinoza.
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Promoter Dino Duva has signed highly-regarded heavyweight prospect Bedarin “Rini” Toma, who will make his professional debut on February 25, at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Toma, a native of Lexha, Albania, who fights out of Astoria, Queens, is a two time New Jersey Golden Gloves champion.



February 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Guerrero sighting in SJ!

Photo: Team Guerrero

Photo: Team Guerrero

Former two-time world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero appeared at last night’s San Jose Sharks game at the HP Pavilion. Guerrero (21-1-1, 16 KOs) faces Indonesia’s undefeated hero, Daud Yordan (15-0, 10 KOs) when HBO “Boxing After Dark” hits the HP Pavilion for the first time in history on March 7.



February 20th, 2009

Scale Watch

Olympian Yanez debuts tonight!

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale

Luis Yanez 115.5 vs Julio Valdez 115 (2nd try)
Hector Beltran 139.5 vs Gilbert Salinas 139.25
Jesse Larra 149 vs Bobby Joe Valdez 153.75
Anthony Smith 138 vs Milton Ramos 136.5
Sammy Sanchez 121.5 vs Jabar Hurd ??
Venue: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Southwest



February 20th, 2009

UFC

Kos fighting way back to contention

UFC 95 is live on Spike TV Saturday!

Story by Robert Kravantka

Josh “Kos” Koscheck started his MMA career in 2004, winning his first two fights before appearing on the The Ultimate Fighter Season 1. By his own omission, he was a wrestler at most, and suffered a loss to eventual Season One winner, Diego Sanchez    . . . Click here for more

UFC 95 is LIVE on FREE SPIKE TV, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT: The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, February 21st, and in the UFC 95 main event, it will be one of the most intriguing bouts of the New Year as exciting welterweight contender Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against former world title challenger Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.  UK fans will also be treated to an all-star cast of the UFC’s finest international talent in pivotal bouts that can’t be missed. For more information, check out 95.ufc.com



February 20th, 2009

Boxing News

King Arthur’s one birthday wish!

A unification fight against Pavlik

Undefeated IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham and manager Wilfried Sauerland today admitted their surprise at Jack Loew´s most recent remarks in the press. Kelly Pavlik´s trainer had told reporters that his camp has yet to receive a response from Team Sauerland regarding a potential unification clash – a clash that could take place either in the United States or in Germany. Staging the showdown between the two champions is exactly what Wilfried Sauerland intends to do. In fact, he has been trying to set something up for months. “We were very surprised to read Jack Loew´s comments,” Sauerland said. “He must be living on a different planet. Last spring we have picked up negotiations with Pavlik´s promoters Top Rank. We have also been in constant touch with HBO and Showtime. However, in the last couple of months, Top Rank seemed to have lost their interest in a unification.” (more…)



February 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

McEwan stops Stovall!

By Rocco Morales at ringside

Highly touted middleweight prospect Craig McEwan (13-0, 8 KOs) picked apart Ivan “Sitting Bull” Stovall (10-3, 7 KOs), his scrappy and rugged opponent and first cut him badly over his eye, leaving ringsiders ducking for cover from blood, then pummeled Stovall enough in round seven for the referee to call a merciful end to the fight. McEwan stays unbeaten. The fight highlighted the 25th Anniversary of promoter Roy Englebrecht’s “Battle in The Ballroom” series at the Irvine Marriott. Photos and report to follow…



February 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik-Rubio on the scale today!

Weigh-in open to the public

Fight fans are invited to come today to the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, to see WBC/WBO middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik (34-1, 30 KOs) and his opponent #1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio (43-4-1, 38 KOs), hold their official weigh-in for Saturday’s world championship pay-per-view event. Doors open to public at 10AM. Undercard fighters report at 11AM. Pavlik and Rubio will step on the scale at 1PM.



February 20th, 2009

UFC

UFC signs deal with DSF!

 The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®)organisation has announced a new three-year agreement with leading German broadcaster DSF, bringing the world’s most exciting sport to German fight fans each and every week.

Beginning Saturday, March 7, DSF will screen weekly doses of UFC action in the 11pm time slot with UFC® Unleashed, which features the greatest fights in the UFC’s 16-year history. 

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February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek set for Banks!

A no-nonsense, non-stop action fighter who makes for “Fight of the Year” candidates more often than most, Tomasz Adamek returns to SHOWTIME to defend his IBF cruiserweight title against undefeated Johnathon Banks in the main event Friday, Feb. 27, on ShoBox: The New Generation (live at 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). How exciting is the aggressive-minded Adamek? Three of his last nine fights have been legitimate candidates for “Fight of the Year”. So will Adamek-Banks turn out to be another “Fight of the Year” nominee? “You never know, you’ll just have to watch and see,” said Adamek, a quiet, humble man outside the ring who turns into a raging tiger inside. “I come to fight and give my best and put on a show for the fans. It’s all about winning and I will do whatever it takes to win.” (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Bradley-Holt heats up!

Photos: Choko Boxing

On Wednesday, February 18, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Kendall “Rated R” Holt met at the historic Bell Centre in Montreal to kick off the promotion of their highly anticipated fight that will unify their respective WBC and WBO 140-pound titles. The two champions will clash Saturday, April 4, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The 12-round unification fight, co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc., Gillett Entertainment Group and Choko Boxing will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal. During Wednesday’s press conference the intensity was surprisingly palpable between Bradley and Holt, two of the more reserved and respectful athletes in the sport. (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Latimore-Spinks Update!

The all St Louis showdown between Deandre Latimore and Corey Spinks for the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight title will be held in the Gateway City. Steve Smith, the long time promoter of Latimore, says Rumble Time/DiBella Entertainment and Don King Productions have come to terms on an agreement. The final details of a date, venue and a television deal for the fight are being wrapped up. The IBF has ordered the fight between Spinks and Latimore because of former Champion Verno Phillips decision last November to vacate the title to move to a different weight class. Currently the IBF has Spinks ranked as the top contender at #3. Latimore is the #5 contender in the Junior Middleweight division. (more…)



February 19th, 2009

UFC

UFC 95 packed with young talent!

UFC 95 is live on Spike TV Feb. 21!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

For the UFC, 2009 (to this point) has been all about expansion. With four professional cards in just two months, the UFC has ventured out of North America twice. On Saturday, February 21st London, England plays host to UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson. Although the headliners are UFC mainstays, the undercard is loaded with fringe contenders and, possibly, future champions. You should know them by now, and if you don’t, you will   . . . Click here for more

UFC 95 is LIVE on FREE SPIKE TV, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT: The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, February 21st, and in the UFC 95 main event, it will be one of the most intriguing bouts of the New Year as exciting welterweight contender Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against former world title challenger Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.  UK fans will also be treated to an all-star cast of the UFC’s finest international talent in pivotal bouts that can’t be missed. For more information, check out 95.ufc.com



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik-Rubio presser!

Photos: Gary Sarti

Wall-to-wall media at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, including two network affiliate television crews broadcasting live, attended today’s final news conference hosted by world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik of Youngstown, his opponent, #1 contender and mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, chairman of Top Rank. The last time the Valley area hosted a world title fight was when Youngstown’s Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini successfully defended his WBA lightweight title against Ernesto España in Warren, Ohio, July 24, 1982, also promoted by Arum. (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Lyndhurst, NJ!

After its promotional debut this past October, Dignity Promotions has teamed up with David Feldman’s, Felko Promotions to stage another event. Former cruiserweight title challenger Bobby Gunn will headline a February 25th card at the Medieval Times Castle in Lyndhurst, NJ. An opponent has yet to be named. There are eight scheduled bouts on the fight card, three involving fighters making their professional debuts. They are lightweight Danny Valle (grandson of notable trainer Victor Valle Sr.), 160lb “gym war” veteran Nelson Roldan and former University of Delaware Linebacker Kyle White. Tickets are $40, $60 and $75. Call 610-291-0806.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Full Contender card announced!

The full card for fourth season live finale of “The Contender” series has been announced. Troy Ross and Ehinomen “Hino” Ehikhamenor will battle it out for the title of Contender Champion on February 25 at the Foxwoods MGM Grand Arena in Ledyard, CT. Rico Hoye and Akinyemi “AK” Laleye will fight it out for the Bronze Medal. Opening the night, Richard Gingras and Ryan Coyne will face-off for six rounds. For the second fight Erick Vega and Alfredo Escalera Jr. will battle it out in a six rounder. Rounding out the night of undercard fights, rivals Felix Cora Jr. and Tim Flamos will square off in a rematch. All bouts are in the cruiserweight division. VERSUS will televise the final live.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto Returns to the Garden!

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

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Miguel Cotto returns to the familiar surroundings of Madison Square Garden on Saturday, February 21, when he takes on unknown British import Michael Jennings of Chorley, England, for the vacant WBO welterweight title. The former two-division champion is back at his home away from home, where he experienced an enormous amount of success in title bouts against the likes of Shane Mosley, Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi. Cotto was at the Wamu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the final press conference to announce his bout against Jennings for the WBO title vacated by Paul Williams. This will mark the first time Cotto has fought since his scintillating loss to Antonio Margarito in an 11-round war last July. The Top Rank card is part of a split-site Pay-Per-View telecast that includes the return of middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik against Marco Antonio Rubio from the champ’s hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik seeking impressive win!

Kelly Pavlik’s trainer Jack Loew believes the middleweight champion must defeat Marco Antonio Rubio this weekend to get his career back on track. Pavlik fights for the first time since he lost to Bernard Hopkins in October last year. Loew told Setanta Sports News that this was a fight that Pavlik could not afford to lose. “It’s an important fight for Kelly,” stated Loew.” A loss at this point, right now, would be disastrous for his career. He’s got to come out firing on all cylinders. I think he needs to have a very impressive win.” Loew also revealed that Pavlik, should he make it past Rubio, is already considering his next opponent. One name strongly linked to face Pavlik is Germany’s Arthur Abraham. “We’ve offered to get him over here for the fight, we offered to go to Germany and fight him there. We’re getting no response. Of course everyone’s saying we don’t want to fight Arthur Abraham. But we would be happy to fight Arthur Abraham in the States or in Germany. But once we get past Rubio we’ll probably go for [John] Duddy, providing Duddy gets past his opponent.”



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Povetkin-Estrada official!

Alexander Povetkin (16-0, 12 KOs), mandatory challenger of IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, will take a final warm-up fight on April 4 when he faces Jason Estrada (15-1, 3 KOs) in Dusseldorf. The 29-year-old was scheduled to fight Klitschko in December 2008 but an ankle injury forced him to postpone the hotly anticipated showdown. The IBF ruled that their meeting has to take place before September 13, 2009. “This time frame allows us to give Alexander a tough fight so that he can keep his rhythm,” Sauerland Event general manager Chris Meyer said. “By picking Jason Estrada we have chosen a strong opponent. But that is exactly what Alexander had asked us to do because easy fights do not help him at all.” (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

GSP inks Guzman!

By Lee Bates

Gary Shaw Productions has signed Dominican Jose Guzman (6-0, 5 KOs). Guzman is the younger brother of two division world champion Joan Guzman. Guzman thus far has stopped all but one of his opponents inside the distance and will have his first fight under GSP in a near future date to be announced.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Yuriorkis Gamboa back in action!

2009 Prospect of the Year Yuriorkis “El Ciclon” Gamboa (13-0, 11 KOs) will be in action against Walter Estrada (35-8, 24 KOs) in an eight-round, featherweight fight on Friday at the University Center Arena in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Gamboa is enjoying a fast start to his professional career, extending his undefeated record to 13 wins with a TKO over Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez on January 1st. During his amateur career, Gamboa won a 2004 Olympic gold medal for the Cuban national team. He defected in 2006 and now resides in Miami. Also seeing action will be undefeated lightweight Breidis Prescott (20-0, 18 KOs) recently stunned highly touted Amir Kahn with a 54-second knockout in Manchester, England. He will face Humberto “Bam Baby” Toledo (34-5-2, 20 KOs)–who’s also coming off of two straight wins–in 10-round, lightweight match. Also, in a four-round, junior middleweight bout, two-time World Amateur Champion Erislandy Lara (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Keith Gross (3-0, 1 KO). A fight between junior middleweights Richard Gutierrez (24-2-1, 14 KOs) and Jesus Gonzalez (24-1, 13 KOs) fell through because Gonzalez couldn’t make the weight. Tickets are $85, $50, $25, and $15. Call 954-262-5551. To purchase by phone call Ticketmaster at 800-745-300. To purchase online visit www.ticketmaster.com.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Holt-Bradley presser!

Photo: Choko Boxing

Photo: Choko Boxing

Things got a little heated at Wednesday’s Kendall Holt-Timothy Bradley press conference at the Bell Centre in Montreal. After Holt stated that Bradley was “a little bit inexperienced for a champion,” Bradley shot back “I’m coming forward. I’m coming to get him and he knows it!” The champions collide on April 4th in a super lightweight WBC/WBO unification clash to be televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayflower Madness on March 6th!

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Mark Vaz

Braving 20 degree temperatures and a brisk southeasterly breeze, Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment and Sports spoke to members of the local press Wednesday afternoon from the steps of Plymouth Memorial Hall to announce the first in his new series of pro boxing events at the recently renovated facility. (more…)



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Juan Diaz, Glen Johnson

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week, Juan Diaz and Glen Johnson. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net.
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Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

“Battle in the Ballroom” returns!

Only 200 tickets remain

It’s the 25th Anniversary of Roy Englebrecht’s “Battle in The Ballroom” series tonight and only 200 tickets remain! “We are going for our 25th straight sellout in our 25th Anniversary year,” said Englebrecht. In the main event, which is presented in association with Golden Boy Promotions, highly touted middleweight prospect Craig McEwan (12-0, 7 KOs) puts his unbeaten record on the line against his toughest test to date when he battles Ivan “Sitting Bull” Stovall (10-2, 7 KOs). In the co-main event, world-ranked featherweight star Rhonda Luna (13-1-1, 1 KO) goes toe-to-toe with scrappy competitor Tammy “The Tigress” Franks (2-6-1). Two more bouts featuring top local talent are scheduled. Another highlight of this special night is the induction ceremony for the Battle in the Ballroom Hall of Fame, which includes Gernaro Hernandez, Johnny Vasquez, John Montes, Freddie Roach plus promoter Don Fraser. Tickets are available at 9am by calling the Irvine Marriott at 949-553-0100. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell is at 7:30pm.
Listed below are the official weights:
Craig McEwan 160 1/4 vs. Ivan Stovall 159 1/4
Rhonda Luna 129 1/4 vs. Tammy Franks 133
Arquimedez Garcia 134 1/4 vs. Cesar Garcia 133 1/2
Ramon Camacho 173 1/2 vs. Scott Rose 174 1/2



February 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Alexander issues hit list!

By Boxing Bob Newman

While waiting for WBC super lightweight champion Timothy Bradley’s upcoming unification bout against WBO champion Kendall Holt, the team of WBC #1 rated Devon Alexander “The Great” has issued a list former champions and contenders they believe would be attractive to HBO and DKP. The list includes former champions Zab Judah, Paul Malignaggi, Vivian Harris, Randall Bailey, Juan Lazcano and Paul Spadafora, as well as current contenders Victor Ortiz, Mike Alvarado, Demetrius Hopkins, Dimitri Salita, Francisco Figueroa and Marvin Cordova. “If there is any fighter one may feel has been overlooked, Devon and I will be, widely, open for suggestions,”said manager/Trainer Kevin Cunningham. “He is ready and his time is now.”



February 19th, 2009

UFC

Stevenson welcomes Sanchez to lightweights!

UFC 95 is live on Spike TV Feb. 21!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Fans in the United Kingdom will be treated to a lightweight showdown this Saturday at UFC 95 as Joe “Daddy” Stevenson welcomes Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez to the 155 pound division  . . . Click here for more

UFC 95 is LIVE on FREE SPIKE TV, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT: The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, February 21st, and in the UFC 95 main event, it will be one of the most intriguing bouts of the New Year as exciting welterweight contender Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against former world title challenger Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.  UK fans will also be treated to an all-star cast of the UFC’s finest international talent in pivotal bouts that can’t be missed. For more information, check out 95.ufc.com



February 18th, 2009

Announcement

Crash victims benefit in Buffalo!

Boxing promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide has announced he will donate $1 from every ticket sold to his “Return of Buffalo Boxing” event to the families of the 49 passengers killed in the crash of a Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo. (more…)



February 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Wright-Williams Presser!

By Edgar Gonzalez/ Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Click on the photo above for more photos…
Halloween is celebrated at the end of October, but this year Halloween will be on April 11, 2009 when two of the most feared boxers in the world step in the ring at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Junior Middleweight World champion Winky Wright will look to stop the meteoric rise of two-division World Champion Paul Williams in a 12 round middleweight bout that is destined to land the winner on the list of boxing’s best, pound-for-pound. Both Wright and Williams played host to a press conference today at the ESPN ZONE in Los Angeles. (more…)



February 18th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Campbell bonus gallery!

Photos by Scott Foster

More photos from Saturday night’s St. Valentine’s card in Florida: Campbell edges Funeka, Martinez draws with Cintron and Angulo destroys Rivera . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2009

Column

Australian Boxing Buzz!

By Craig Watt

Although middleweight Anthony Mundine secured the mandatory challenger position with the WBA following his unanimous points win over Shannan Taylor in New South Wales recently, it appears he will have to wait until later in 2009 for his desired challenge to WBA champion Felix Sturm. It has been announced that Sturm will first make a voluntary defence against Japan’s Koji Sato in April. The former two-time WBA super-middleweight champion from Sydney is adamant his future is at middleweight, although recently fellow Australian Danny Green has called him out for a re-match of their 2006 fight at light-heavyweight. The 35 year old stated this week, “My priority is to win a world title at middleweight and Danny Green can wait his turn. Green is waiting their in my pocket and I can whip his ass whenever I want but my aim is to unify the world middleweight division. That is my priority.”
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Returning to Australia the WBA, WBC and IBF super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan confirmed he intended to move up to bantamweight after he retained his titles with an eleventh round stoppage of Mexican Jorge Arce in Los Angeles on February 2nd. He is bidding to become only the second Australian after Jeff Fenech to win world titles in three divisions. He stated this week on Fox Sports News in Australia, “I want to be champion in three weight divisions, four, five, I don’t want to go to bantamweight and stop, I want to be the best pound for pound fighter in world boxing. Pacquaio is ten kilos heavier than me so that fight does not make sense at the moment. He is the pound for pound champion but one day that is my goal.” It is reported in Australia that Darchinyan’s manager, Elias Nassar is looking at a match up with WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegwa or Ghana’s IBF champion Joseph Agbeko. A further possibility if Darchinyan remains at super-flyweight is a match with Mexican WBO champion Fernando Montiel.
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It was expected that former WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis would have his next fight in Australia with a “homecoming” fight in Queensland planned but manager Brendon Smith confirmed this week it would likely be another return to the US for his next bout. It has been announced this week that Katsidis will take on Jesus Chavez in a WBO eliminator in Texas on April 4th. He stated, “This is our home and ideally Michael wants to come home and fight here in Queensland but it is a matter of timing and this is a great opportunity that could lead him back to the WBO title and is also a major show that will have a wolrdwide television audience. It is a great offer and we must take it to push Michael back into the championship picture again at lightweight.”



February 18th, 2009




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