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- Nijem vs. Ferreira lands in Sacramento
- Canelo-Lara post fight presser quotes
- Chazz Witherspoon wins in comeback fight
- Canelo wins split decision over Lara
- Mares wins snoozer; Vargas TKOs Juanma in 3; Herrera wins WBA interim 140lb belt
- Kameda retains WBO bantam title with brutal KO
- Abril to defend belt against Tatli in Finland
- Canelo-Lara off-TV results from Las Vegas
- Bellew, Cleverly KO foes to set up grudge rematch
- Lacy claims opponent switch on televised fight
- Explosive wins for Jantony and Freddy Ortiz
The New York State Athletic Commission today postponed their decision on whether or not they will license Antonio Margarito to face Miguel Cotto on December 3 at the nearly sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City, pending an examination by a commission doctor. Margarito suffered a serious eye injury in his bout with Manny Pacquiao in November 2010, but had been given to go-ahead by doctors to meet Cotto in a highly charged rematch.
Meanwhile, there is speculation that should the NYSAC fumble the ball, several states would be willing to stage the bout with Cowboys Stadium in Dallas being the frontrunner.
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck renewed his promotional contract with Sauerland Event for two more years. “I am very happy with the way we have been working together over the years and I am looking forward to keeping up the great work”, says Huck. “There is no reason for me to change anything at the moment. I am still young, and I want to win more world titles. I am sure that my team at Sauerland will help me to achieve my goals.”
The 27 year old powerhouse is tied to Sauerland since starting his pro career in November 2004. Huck won 34 of his 35 pro fights including 25 KO victories. (more…)
IBF #6 rated super featherweight Argenis Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) returns to action tonight in his native country of the Dominican Republic. It will be Mendez’ first fight since a controversial decision loss to Juan Carlos Salgado for the IBF super featherweight championship. Mendez had hoped to immediately secure a rematch against Salgado, but rather than wait around for the fight to possibly materialize, he will look to take things into his own hands and work his way back toward another title shot, beginning with his bout tonight against Jose Palma (14-4-2, 9 KOs). The bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, will take place at the Hotel Jaragua, in Santo Domingo. Headlining the card, which will be aired by ESPN Deportes, will be former world champion Joan Guzman taking on Florencio Castellano for the vacant IBF Caribbean welterweight title.
“I’m surprised Helenius’ people wanted me to fight their unbeaten golden boy, they must be going on my performance in my last fight and think I’m easy pickings,” said heavyweight Dereck Chisora who will face Robert Helenius for the European heavyweight title at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on December 3rd.
“Believe me, this is the biggest mistake they have made with his career and I’ll be going over to Finland to knock him clean out. He’s called the Nordic Nightmare, but he’ll be having nightmares about me for the rest of his life after I’ve left him flat out on the canvas. I’ll be fit and ready for this fight like never before, it’s the big fight I need to really get my juices flowing and performing like I know I can. I can’t wait for December 3 and winning that European title and bringing it back to Britain.”
Lumumba Sayers finally said “enough.” After taking a fight on two weeks’ notice against unbeaten Derek Brunson on July’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson card, he went through all the stresses that come with not having a full training camp. He had to worry about making weight, not strategy, and as far as having the opportunity to study his opponent, that was not a luxury he possessed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, Strikeforce.com
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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Rene Perez
Light flyweights José “El Torito” Rodriguez and Nethra Sasiprapa were face to face Thursday for the final press conference prior to Saturday’s showdown for the vacant WBA light flyweight interim world championship in Mazatlan.
Nethra Sasiprapa: I thank you very much for this opportunity, but in my mind and heart I am taking this world belt. I’ve been waiting a long time and sacrificed and have come to another continent to do it.”
Jose “El Torito” Rodriguez: This title is for Mazatlan. I’m in good shape and eager to step into the ring and be crowned world champion.
The event is presented by Zapari Boxing and Canelo Promotions and broadcast on Televisa in channel 5. Young prospects Gilberto Ramirez, Carlos Velarde and Jasseth Noriega will also see action.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former heavyweight champion “Iron Mike” Tyson arrived on Thursday to Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to record a song with famed Brazilian television personality Luciano Huck today. Tyson was very happy and expressed his gratitude for being invited by Huck to this beautiful city last year in Las Vegas. Tyson and Huck will be singing the famous Brazilian song “Garota de Ipanema” (Girl from Ipanema).
Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions presents “Thanksgiving Feast of Fists” on Wednesday night November 23rd (the night before Thanksgiving) at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In the main event, world ranked contender Monty Meza-Clay (31-3) faces fellow contender Leon Bobo (18-8-1). In the co-feature, WBF Americas cruiserweight champion Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (19-1-2) locks horns with Utah state cruiserweight champion Gary “Pit Bull” Gomez (19-12-2). Five additional bouts are scheduled for the undercard. Tickets are Gold Ringside $100, Silver Reserved $65 & General Admission $35 & can be purchased @ Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of Exclusive Platinum Ringside VIP Tables & Box Seats are available while supplies last by calling 724-513-1416.
By Brett Bonetti
Two division world champion and current IBO bantamweight champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (37-3-3, 27 KOs) challenges WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KOs) on December 3 at the Honda Centre in Anaheim California. Darchinyan is aiming to add yet another belt to his impressive career. The big hitting southpaw plans to add belt number nine to his collection with a victory over Moreno. “I think the most belts, Oscar de la Hoya won ten world titles, I have eight belts and I am chasing more” Darchinyan said. (more…)
Eddie Gomez 154 vs. Antonio Infante 150
O’Nell Negron 138 vs, Robert Acevedo 137
Keith Tapia 195 vs. Kulian Santiago 192
Starling Cordero 118 vs. Luis Delcet 119
Orlando Candelaria 134 vs. Leroy Padilla 136
Rafael Marquez 139 vs. William Lorenzo 143
Luis Rivera 116 vs. Jose Martinez 116
Venue: Complejo Deportivo Nilmarie Santini, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Miguel Cotto Promotions
WBC Legends Museum in conjunction with WBC Cares is having a Christmas Toy Drive & Induction ceremony this Sunday at 1PM at Rudy’s Baja Grill (5260 E. Pomona Bl. Los Angeles, CA 90022) Tickets are $10 plus toy or $20 and include ceremony & buffet lunch. (Seats are limited so reserve your spot.) Inductees include: Shane Mosley, Jack Mosley, Bill Caplan, Rudy Hernandez and Nori Takatani. For more info contact Jamie Ochoa at 951-378-9634.
Giorbis Barthelemy 154 (second attempt) vs. Charles Whittaker 153.25
(IBF Junior Middleweight Eliminator)
Yunier Dorticos 201.25 (second attempt) vs. Livin Castillo 199.5
Antwone Smith 141.75 vs. Yoryi Parra-Estrella 151.25
Yuandale Evans 131.5 vs. Andres Ledesma 133
Erik Leander 256.5 vs. Terrance Marba 234.5
Radivoje Kalajdzic 173.5 vs. Richmond Dalphone 174.5
Leosvy Mayedo 151 vs. Tommy Bryant 148.6
Travis Castellon 135.5 vs. Autrell Reed 133
Venue: Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida
Promoter: The Winner Sports Promotions, Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Sources have indicated that former world champion Joel Casamayor has tested positive for marijuana after his fight with Timothy Bradley on November 12 in Las Vegas. Casamayor was defeated by knockout in the eighth round in a WBO super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand by Timothy Bradley. Casamayor will be called to a hearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission where he would face a suspension or fine.
Photos: Bob Barton
Dannie Williams 135 vs. John Willoughby 137
Billy Cunningham 174.5 vs. Shawn Hammack 175
Chris Rudd 140 vs. Lawerence Hughes 140
Zachariah Kelly 170.2 vs. Michael Williams 170
Todd Brown 211 vs. Lance Gauch (weight unavailable)
Troy White 150 vs. Jeff Combs 153
Venue: Ameristar Resort Spa and Casino, St Charles, MO
Promoter: Rumble Time Promotions
Tickets available at Ameristar
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