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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female super bantamweight Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas (40-9-1, 10 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round split decision over Jessica ...

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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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70:1 underdog Peralta upsets Guerrero

70:1 underdog Peralta upsets Guerrero

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a shocker, 70:1 underdog David Emanuel Peralta (26-2-1, ...

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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG “massively”

Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG massively

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WBO junior middleweight champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn't pull many punches when he hosted an AMA ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Boxing News

PBC debuts on FOX with Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero

FOX Sports will expand its existing media rights agreement for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) with multiple primetime Saturday evening bouts on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes in 2016.

PBC on FOX debuts Saturday, January 23 (8:00 PM ET) with an action-packed two-hour show headlined by one of the most exciting undefeated fighters in boxing, Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs), facing former three-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs), live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. That bout, along with others to be announced, airs on the broadcast network and in Spanish on FOX Deportes, The January 23 event is the first of three PBC cards scheduled to appear on FOX in primetime during 2016.

“We’re thrilled to present the first professional boxing on FOX in almost 20 years with Premier Boxing Champions’ exciting primetime Saturday shows,” said David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. “With the success of the PBC’s Tuesday night boxing series on FS1 and FOX Deportes, we knew boxing would make a great addition to FOX alongside the FOX Sports portfolio that includes the world’s premier sports properties.”

Veteran boxing announcer Brian Kenny hosts the inaugural edition of PBC on FOX with Gus Johnson calling the action ringside. On FOX Deportes, former featherweight world champion and 2000 Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Ponce de Leon joins renowned blow-by-blow announcers Jessi Losada and Ricardo Celis to call the action.



November 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Nicaraguan boxer in coma passes away

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nicaraguan boxer David “Terry,” Acevedo, 23, passed away from injuries suffered in a bout against Nelson Altamirano (9-6-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Xolotlan in Managua, Nicaragua. Acevedo lost by knockout in the last minute of the eighth round and was unconscious in the ring. He was rushed to Hospital Integral in Managua, where he underwent surgery and remained in a coma until he sadly succumbed. According to the family, Acevedo lost 10 pounds in less than 24 hours to make weight. Acevedo had a record 6-5-1 with 4 KOs.



November 24th, 2015


Boxing News

David Haye will fight Mark de Mori at The O2 in London on January 16th

By James Slater
Photos: Warren King Photography

Former cruiserweight king David Haye, also a former WBA heavyweight ruler, today announced his comeback fight: Haye will face Australia’s Mark de Mori at The O2 in London on January the 16th of next year. Now training with Shane McGuigan, Haye told Boxing News “to be ready for another fun-fuelled heavyweight campaign to the very top.”

Haye, now aged 35 and inactive since his July 2012 KO win over Dereck Chisora, may have picked a dangerous foe for his return. De Mori, aged 33 and sporting a 30-1-2(26) pro record can certainly punch, and while he is no giant at 6’2″ tall, at approx 245-pounds, he will out-weigh Haye by a considerable margin. (more…)



November 24th, 2015

UFC

“Stun Gun” Kim’s Defining Moments

Winner of 11 UFC bouts since making his Octagon debut in 2008, South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim was one of the most underrated welterweights in the world for a long time, but that situation has changed considerably in the last couple years, as the “Stun Gun” has opened up his attack, winning his last three bouts by knockout or submission. This Saturday on UFC FIGHT PASS, Kim fights for the first time in his home country as a UFC fighter when he faces Dominic Waters. Before fight night arrives, here are seven of Kim’s defining moments . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 24th, 2015


Boxing News

Jimenez returns, Nevin makes Chicago debut

Chicago boxing fans have a big night of boxing to kick off the holiday weekend this Wednesday at the Horseshoe Hammond, when Hitz Boxing presents a special Thanksgiving Eve edition of its long-running series, Fight Night at the Horseshoe. The card features the return of Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (18-1, 12 KOs) against Thomas Awimbono (25-4-1, 21 KOs) in a ten round bout for the NABA and WBC Continental Americas super middleweight titles. It’s Jimenez’s first fight in his hometown of Chicago since facing Jesse Hart on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard, and going “down under” to defeat Francisco Benitez for the UBF All America belt in June.

On the undercard, undefeated Chicago native Nick Ramirez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) faces Agustin Cicero in a six-round welterweight bout. Also, undefeated Irish lightweight John Joe Nevin (6-0, 4 KOs) makes his first Chicago appearance since making his professional debut in August, 2014. The Olympic Silver Medalist is the latest in a string of Irish boxers to fight at a Hitz Boxing event, the most notable being current WBO middleweight world champion Andy Lee. (more…)



November 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Trainer Joe Quinlan passes

Over the weekend boxing lost one of its veteran trainers, Joe Quinlan, at the age of 85. Joe was a permanent fixture on the South Florida boxing scene. He worked with Salvador Sanchez, was a trainer for Angelo Dundee and trained the original Team Freedom from Cuba.



November 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Klitschko v. Fury

Wladimir Klitschko takes heat for labeling Tyson Fury bi-polar

Tyson Fury goes videobombing

Klitschko’s rise to fame in 60 seconds



November 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara-Zaveck Press Conference

Photos: Andre Courtemanche/Warriors Boxing

Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) and former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) took part in a press conference Monday afternoon in Miami as they near their PBC on ESPN showdown taking place Wednesday night from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

In the TV opener, undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) goes against Eliver Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs).

Here is what the fighters had to say Monday:

Erislandy Lara: “I’ve worked very hard for this fight. I’ve concentrated very hard during training camp because I know how difficult this fight will be. There’s not much to say now, I’m just thinking about making weight and getting in the ring. I’m thrilled to be here in south Florida fighting in front of these great fans. I’m happy to fight for the Cubans and show that we have great boxing fans. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Chilemba Focused on Alvarez, then Stevenson

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events


This Saturday, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) will take on Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) for the mandatory position in the WBC at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec; the winner will challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Title in 2016.

Chilemba, 28, was born in Blantyre, Malawi one of the poorest regions in the world. He moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004 to pursue a professional boxing career. Over the last ten years since his professional debut, Isaac has very quietly climbed the ranks of the light heavyweight division. Earlier this year, he defeated fellow Main Events’ stablemate Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin in the opening bout of the Kovalev-Pascal telecast on HBO World Championship Boxing to become the WBC’s #1 ranked light heavyweight. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Jose Ramirez Spearheads “Operation Gobble” Turkey and Food Basket Giveaway for Needy Families

Tuesday, November 24 at 11:45 A.M. PT Veterans Hall in Avenal, Calif.

Undefeated junior welterweight contender, 2012 U.S. Olympian and social activist, Jose Ramirez, and Team Ramirez are taking time out from training camp to team up with County Supervisor Richard Valle for the annual “Operation Gobble,” where they will give away 230 turkeys and food baskets for the town Ramirez was born and raised in — Avenal, Calif. It will take place Tomorrow! Tuesday, November 24 at Avenal Veterans Hall (108 West King St.), beginning at 11:45 a.m. PT.

“Team Ramirez is proud and happy to give back to my home town,” said Ramirez.” Supervisor Valle has done a lot for my city and I hope we can make some families happy this Thanksgiving.” (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves, Santiago ready for November 25th clash

Wednesday night, November 25th at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA, Ernie Bizzaro’s Bizarro Promotions has put together another highly anticipated fight card titled “Rumble on the Bay” featuring two of the regions hottest prospects in separate bouts. Bantamweight sensation, Antonio “Carita” Nieves (13- 0-1. 6 KOs) will risk his undefeated record against dangerous veteran and former WBC world minimum weight title challenger Lorenzo “Explosivo” Trejo (35-30-1, 22 KOs) in the six round main event of the evening. Unbeaten welterweight sensation Wilkins “The Hispanic Hurricane” Santiago (12-0-2, 2 KOs) is set for the six round co-feature as he faces thirty-three fight veteran gatekeeper Wilfredo “El Zurdo” Acuna (15-18, 12 KOs). Also, Former Minnesota Viking and Atlanta Falcon, Ray “The Cincinnati Kid” Edwards (10-0, 6 KOs) will tangle with Wiley veteran Grover Young (12-17-2, 8 KOs) in a four round special heavyweight attraction. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Groves returns to the ring on January 30

Photo: Philip Sharkey

George Groves will begin his assault on a fourth World title shot at the top of a stacked Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, January 30, live on Sky Sports.

The Hammersmith man lost out in a split decision to Badou Jack for the WBC Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas in September but has ambitions to land his dream World title in 2016.

‘’It’s great to be back,’’ said Groves. ‘’I’m looking forward to boxing in London again. This is a chance for me start the New Year on the front foot. I want to get as many fights as possible and start building momentum as I work my way back into World title contention.’’ (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Errol Spence Jr & Derrick James: Dallas’ Dynamic Duo

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Ligia Zimmerman

“EJ is blocking those punches,” trainer Derrick James leans over to tell me over the blaring music during a 17 round mega sparring session at his home gym, R&R Boxing Club, in Dallas, Texas. EJ is Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (18-0, 15KO), former U.S. Olympian, undefeated pro and possibly one of boxing’s next superstars who faces Alejandro Barrera (28-2, 18KO) in his first hometown fight as a professional as the co-main event of the PBC card on NBC Saturday, November 28th in Dallas at The Bomb Factory. Jermall Charlo will defend his super welterweight title against Wilky Campfort in the main event.

On this chilly October Saturday, just a few weeks out from his Dallas homecoming, Spence Jr has clocked in like another day at the office. For one of boxing’s up and coming superstars, it’s hard to fathom that there is no entourage hanging around the gym, a publicist guarding his every move or obsessed fans lining up outside to catch a glimpse of him. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto back in Puerto Rico, says he beat Canelo

By Karl Freitag

Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto arrived back in Puerto Rico early Monday morning. The ex-champ took the loss hard in Las Vegas and wasn’t talking to the press, however, he briefly discussed the fight with Primera Hora. “When you have the opportunity to dominate eight of the twelve rounds, you don’t expect anything less than victory,” he said.

Cotto isn’t alone in his assessment. Mexican commentators on TV Azteca had Cotto winning 117-111. And, the Mexican newspaper La Prensa went with the headline “Robbery in Las Vegas; Champion Canelo.”

Cotto threw more than twice as many jabs as Canelo, connecting on 54 compared to Canelo’s 37, but Canelo had a decisive edge in power shots 118-75.

The official judges scoring the fight weren’t giving Cotto anything. Dave Moretti (119-109) awarded Cotto just one round, Burt Clements (118-110) scored two rounds for Cotto, and John McKaie (117- 111) saw three rounds going Cotto’s way.

Upon hearing the scores, Cotto’s only comment was “Wow!”



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Feigenbutz-De Carolis clash again Jan 9

WBC interim super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) will meet Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) in a direct rematch on January 9 at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany. Feigenbutz won a controversial decision over De Carolis in October and wants to set the record straight.



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Crolla achieves emotional world title dream

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Anthony Crolla says it will take a long time for his WBA lightweight title win over Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night to sink in. Crolla delivered a stunning body shot in the fifth round to KO the Colombian champion in their rematch in front of a vociferous hometown crowd to rip the title from Perez and complete his fairy tale comeback

The Manchester favourite was roared to the ring by the fans and absorbed that energy for his second crack at the title after a controversial draw with Perez in July – and set about the champion with gusto. Crolla, who turned 29 during fight week, said ahead of the fight that he felt confident he could both hurt Perez and take the champs’ power. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Morris stops McDowell for Wisconsin heavy title

By Craig Wick at ringside

Wisconsin state titles in the welterweight and heavyweight divisions were contested Friday night as “Say G Promotions, LLC” presented an abbreviated, four bout card at Milwaukee’s venerable Tripoli Shrine Center, located a stone’s throw away from Marquette University. And despite the season’s first snowstorm barreling down on “Brew City,” fight fans packed Tripoli’s main hall to see what was, all things considered, an exciting night of professional boxing.

In the headliner scheduled for eight, Dennis “The Mongoose” Morris (10-2, 9 KOs) Milwaukee, claimed the Wisconsin State Heavyweight Title with an impressive second round TKO over Milwaukee veteran, Lyle McDowell (28-15-1, 19 KOs). (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Lewiston, ME

Saturday at The Androscogin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, pro boxing returned to the same building that hosted the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston rematch in 1965.

In the main event, Maine jr middleweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (10-1, 6 KO’s) earned a hard fought 8 round unanimous decision over Mexican veteran Roberto Valenzuela (69-70-2, 56 KO’s). Berry was cut over the eye by an accidental headbutt early and had to work to win every round against his aggressive, durable and defensively sound opponent. Official scores were all for Berry 79-73 (twice) and 80-72. (more…)



November 23rd, 2015

UFC

The “Maestro” Replaces Lim on Seoul Card

Not to be confused with the welterweight contender of the same name, the “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim will make his UFC debut in Seoul, South Korea on November 28, as he replaces the injured Hyun Gyu Lim in a welterweight bout against Dominique Steele . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEOUL is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, November 28 at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT . . . Click here for more



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Yilderim, Socarras, Aydin, Al Zein in action Dec 18

Ahmet Oener with his protégé Avni YilderimOn Dec 18 in the Ahi festsaal of Ratingen near Dusseldorf, Germany, the WBC #15 rated lightheavyweight Avni Yilderim, 7-0-0(4), from Turkey is determind to stay unbeaten and to make it one step closer to a possible worldtitle when he defends his WBC Intl Silver title against Janne Forsman, 21-2-0(13), from Finland. Yilderim is best known for his points win over former world champion Glen Johnson last August 15.The vacant WBC EPBC title will also be on the line.

On the undercard undefeated WBC #11 featherweight Hairon Socarras, 14-0-1(10), a Miami resident from Cuba will have a 10 rounder if all goes well on Nov 27 in Cancun, Mexico.

WBC #36 Selçuk Aydin, 27-3-0(20), from Turkey moves up to the welterweight division after his loss to newly crowned WBC champion Viktor Postol back in May 2014. Aydin has 1 win after a long break.

Turkish undefeated heavyweight Mohamed Al Zein is going after win number 6 and Onur Aykac will make his debut.

The show is promoted by Ahmet Öner from Arena Box-promotion and will be aired by NTVsport in Turkey.




November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Wladimir Klitschko steps up preparations for Tyson Fury

Anthony Crolla promised a stadium fight

Competitive bout a boon for boxing

Hometown coverage of Bob Foster’s death



November 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Green vs. Konrad is off

By Brett Bonetti

Due to a serious lower back injury sustained during a sparring session, four time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (34-5, 28 KOs) has been forced to withdraw from his bout against world rated Konni Konrad (22-2-1, 11 KOs) that was due to take place at Hisense Arena in Melbourne Australia on Wednesday, December 2.

Green suffered the injury 10 days ago and received intense treatment that allowed him to continue preparation, and today the same injury re-occurred only more severe, and with the expert medical advice from his chiropractor, doctor and physiotherapist, the team concurred 100% he should not fight with this injury.

“Normally I would grit my teeth as I have done my whole career, persevering through preparation with broken noses, broken ribs, broken hands and a similar injury sustained before the BJ Flores fight in 2010, but there is simply too much at stake with the potential rematch with Mundine and other offers from Europe and the United States,” Green said. (more…)



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas, Miura talk about Saturday night’s war

Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy


By Miguel Maravilla

While Canelo-Cotto was a great fight, it was the WBC super featherweight title clash between Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) and Takashi Miura (29-3-2, 22 KOs) that stole the show with nine rounds of pure adrenaline-pumping violence on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center in Las Vegas.

Francisco Vargas: “I knew Takashi was going to be a tough opponent. That’s why he is the champion, so I had to make sure I was prepared to face a fighter like him. I feel that my preparation paid off for this fight. I knew I had to be very aggressive, and I showed that in the first round so he knew that I would not be bullied. When I was knocked down in the fourth round, I felt even more motivated to win this fight. I made sure to fight the way I wanted, how I wanted and my style and now I’m the champion of the world!”

Takashi Miura: “I’m very disappointed and upset I got caught in the first round, then I recovered and after that I thought I was winning the fight. I think if I could have clenched better…I would definitely like a rematch.”



November 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Monterrey: Post-Fight Bonus Recap

Fight of the Night honors went to the main event between welterweights Neil Magny and Kelvin Gastelum. Magny earned a split decision victory despite taking the fight on short notice. . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Freddie Roach: I think we won the fight

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


By Miguel Maravilla

Miguel Cotto was a no-show at the post-fight press conference, so trainer Freddie Roach was the sole representative of Team Cotto.

“I still think my guy fought a good fight. We had a game plan to outbox him and I thought we did that. I thought his defense was impeccable, I thought he blocked a lot of shots, he landed a lot of combinations. I thought we had the edge at the end but it went the other way. That’s life,” Roach said.

“He’s disappointed. I and he felt we outscored Canelo in this fight. We landed a lot of combinations and out defense was very good. I think he has a future. A couple more fights in him if they’re the right fights, but we’re nearing the end. He’s had a great career. I’d like to think maybe a rematch, but we’ll see. (more…)



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo: I wanted a clear victory. I didn’t want any doubts

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez spoke to the press after his unanimous decision victory over Miguel Cotto. “First of all I want to thank everyone,” said Canelo. “I am very happy. I am a blessed man.

“I felt I had him in the first round, I felt superior to him. I was stronger than him, I was able to move around very, very well and control the fight. I felt I was winning the fight. I made him miss a lot. From the opening bell I felt I had the advantage and was going to win the fight…I wanted a clear victory. I didn’t want any doubts.

“I feel really good, very strong at this weight. I can make the weight easily and the results are there. This is my weight class. (more…)



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Borg defeats Manihuruk

By Raymond Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

Former Australian lightweight champion Val Borg (11-2, 7 KOs) outscored Indonesian, Roy Tua Manihuruk (18-14-2, 14 KOs) over eight action rounds at Club Punchbowl, NSW, Australia on Friday. In a bout that featured heavy punching by both boxers, Borg connected with power combinations on Manihuruk but could not drop the tough Indonesian. Scores John Cauchi 80-72, Ray Wheatley 80-73, Dexter Dunworth 79-73.

In other action, Australian based Irish born Gearoid Clancy (5-2, 1 KO) outpointed Brendan Saunders (3-3-2, 1 KO) over eight rounds to retain the
State, New South Wales lightweight title. Saunders dropped Clancy in round four but Clancy’s superior work rate had him winning by scores, Gary Dean 79-72, Ray Wheatley 78-73, Dexter Dunworth 76-74. (more…)



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo on fighting GGG: I’m ready

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Alma Montiel/WBC

So what now? According to promoter Oscar de la Hoya, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return in May. “We are locking in Cinco de Mayo and September 16,” said Oscar after Canelo’s unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto.

When asked if he’ll obey the WBC’s mandate to face WBA/IBF/WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin next, Canelo responded in English “I’m ready!”

When asked if as middleweight champion he would continue to demand catch weights or fight his opponents at 160 pounds, Canelo evaded the question. “Right now I’m gonna rest,” he stated. “That’s what I want. I’m gonna rest, but I will say this, I’m going to continue to do my best so that the people can enjoy my fights and enjoy boxing.”

The WBC has ordered the Canelo and GGG camps to commence negotiations within 15 days. The big question is if no agreement is reached and the bout goes to purse bid, will Canelo and GGG fight at 160?



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux: Next time I’ll be explosive.

Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy


Former WBA and WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KOs) made his return to the ring for the first time after signing with Roc Nation Sports with an uneventful ten round win against Drian Francisco (28-4-1, 22 KOs).

“I feel terrific after the fight,” said Rigondeaux. “He threw heavy but his style has nothing on mine. My style outmatched his. It’s been 11 months since I’ve been in the ring and I definitely felt some cobwebs but I d like to see some other fighters be out 11 months and come back with a win. I definitely wanted to give the fans a better fight so I need to get back into the gym, get more active to give a better performance. I promise that with the tools I have now after signing with Roc Nation that next time I’ll be explosive. Thank you to my team for helping me get this win.”

“Rigondeaux is not a fighter, he is a runner,” said Francisco. “He is afraid of getting hurt and doesn’t want to fight. I felt pressured into being the aggressor during this fight because he wasn’t fighting, he was running away. He is not a power puncher and won by points. I trained really hard for this fight and I feel like it was a waste of time because I didn’t encounter a fighter tonight.”



November 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Monterrey: Magny Survives Late Surge From Gastelum to Capture SD

Down on the scorecards early, Kelvin Gastelum surged in the second half of his five-round UFC Fight Night main event against fellow welterweight contender Neil Magny Saturday night, but that early lead was enough for Magny to pull out a razor-thin split decision at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Lamas is Sanchez’s worst nightmare |  ‘Goyito’ Perez picks up win | Herrera stops Ramos in Fight Pass Prelims

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEOUL is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, November 28 at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT . . . Click here for more



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Quick Quotes

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “I have a lot of respect for Miguel. He is a great champion and a great fighter. We knew going into this fight that it would be a difficult journey. I was fully prepared for what Cotto was going to do in the ring, whether that was take a defense stance or be the aggressor.”

“I’m not afraid of any fighter. GGG is a great fighter, and he is my friend. I have respect for him, but if we do fight it’s going to be at my weight class. I’m the champion, I don’t have to do what he wants.”

Miguel Cotto: “Wow…(then asked Freddie) Are you okay? That’s all that matters.”

JAY-Z: “Great fight.”

Juan Perez, President of Roc Nation Sports: “We are proud of you.”

Freddie Roach: “We thought it was much closer than the scorecards showed. It was a very competitive fight. Miguel’s defense was unbelievable.”



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo defeats Cotto for WBC middleweight title

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at ringside
Photo: Alma Montiel / WBC

In a highly anticipated middleweight clash, Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC middleweight title on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center in Las Vegas. The first few rounds were close and tactical. By round five, Canelo was overpowering the smaller Cotto and pulled ahead. Cotto went for it with big shots in round eight and had some moments. The fight continued to be close, but the larger Canelo seemed unaffected by Cotto’s shots. Scores were 117-111, 119-109, 118-110.



November 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas, Rigondeaux, Rios triumph on Cotto-Canelo undercard

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at ringside
Photo: Tom Hogan -Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

In a brutal fight, unbeaten super featherweight Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) dethroned WBC champion Takashi Miura (29-3-2, 22 KOs) with a ninth round TKO on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center in Las Vegas. Vargas got off to a great start and rocked Miura in round one. Miura came back to knock down Vargas hard in round four. Miura staggered Vargas at the end of round eight. Vargas then dropped Miura early in round nine then viciously battered the champ. Referee Tony Weeks finally stopped it, although the game and hurt Miura was still fighting. Time was 1:31. Vargas was behind on two scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

Unbeaten former world super bantamweight champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and P4P candidate Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KOs) pitched a one-sided ten round virtual shutout against Drian Francisco (28-4-1, 22 KOs). A dominating, tactical, very slow-paced performance from Rigo, that left the fans booing. Scores 100-90, 100-90 and somehow 97-93.

Featherweight Ronny Rios (26-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten former world title challenger Jayson Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs). Velez got off to a good start. Rios was deducted a point for a low blow in round five, but took over the fight after that. Scores 97-92, 95-94, 96-93.



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin: Cotto looks good, Canelo lost too much weight, it’s 50/50

By David Robinett
Photo: Will Hart, K2 Promotions

Prior to Saturday night’s card in Las Vegas featuring Miguel Cotto vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, middleweight titlist Gennady “GGG” Golovkin held court with some of the boxing media gathered at the Mandalay Bay for fight night. Golovkin has a potentially large stake in the outcome of Cotto vs. Canelo, both in terms of potential future opponents, but also because he will be elevated to full WBC middleweight champion if Cotto wins due to Cotto’s refusal to pay that organization’s sanctioning fee.

Golovkin was coy when asked about his prediction for the fight, answering, “It’s very interesting. Miguel is with Freddie [Roach] now so it is a big test, not like [Daniel] Geale, but a true test. I saw Miguel, he looks good. I saw Canelo, I think he lost a lot of weight, too much, not good. For me, [the fight] it’s 50/50.” (more…)



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Light-heavyweight legend Bob Foster passes away

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Former undisputed champion boxer Bob Foster, considered one of the greatest light-heavyweights of all time, passed away today at the age of 77. In a career that spanned 65 fights and 17 years, Foster punched his way to the light heavyweight championship, then defended his undisputed title a record number of times for his class—14 times—between 1969 and 1973. Foster was a risk-taker, taking the leap into the heavyweight division to fight the era’s giants: guys like Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. The only losses on his record are to heavyweights. As a light heavy, Foster was untouchable. Foster retired undefeated in 1974, then returned to the ring for seven fights before he called it quits for good in 1978. His record was 56-8-1, with 46 knockouts. After retiring from boxing, Foster worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. He was active, off and on, in local boxing until the late 2000s. — Chris Cozzone



November 21st, 2015




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