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Weights from Germany

Weights from Germany

Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES Dominic Bösel 174.1 vs. Denis Liebau 172 (WBO Intercontinental, WBA Continental light heavyweight titles) Felix Lamm 146.1 vs. ...

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Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Badou Jack 167.4 vs. Lucian Bute 167 (WBC super middleweight world title) James DeGale 167.6 vs. Rogelio Medina 167.8 (IBF super ...

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Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions Former world champions "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and Andre "The Beast" Berto, fighters participated in a final press conference on ...

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Jack-Bute/DeGale-Medina Final Presser

Jack-Bute/DeGale-Medina Final Presser

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Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester – Fury in fine form!

Fury-Klitschko press conference erupts in Manchester - Fury in fine form!

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UFC

Five Bouts Confirmed For UFC Dublin

On Saturday, October 24 UFC® will make its highly anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland. And with less than four weeks until tickets to the event go on sale, the organisation has confirmed five exciting match ups that will feature on the fight card . . . Click here for more
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August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Foley halts Casey in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail

Australian light heavyweight champion Kerry Foley (16-2-1, 13 KOs) stopped Joel Casey (16-14-3, 8 KOs) in round four of a scheduled ten round title bout at the North Sydney League Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Foley controlled the contest from round one and dropped Casey twice in round four. Referee Anthony Shipley crowned Foley at 2:02. Foley captured the national title in May by defeating Dane Mulivai.

In other action, super middleweight Faris Chevalier (9-1, 5 KOs) outscored Tej Pratap Singh (4-1-1) over ten rounds to capture the vacant Australian 168 pound title. Chevalier controlled the contest in most of the rounds to win by scores 97-93, 99-91, 100-90. Chevalier was born in Paris, France in 1986 and turned professional in Australia as a light heavyweight in 2012. (more…)



August 10th, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer understands why fans (still) feel cheated from Mayweather-Pacquiao.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler returns to Caesars Palace

Badou Jack talks about Sept. 12

James Leija Jr. wins professional debut



August 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inductions

Highlights from Saturday night’s Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Inductions Ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Inductees Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather are the in the class of 2015.



August 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Hrunov: Allakhverdiev to face Broner on October 3

On October 3 in Las Vegas, former super lightweight world champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) is expected to meet former three-division world champion Adrian Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) for the vacant WBA “regular” title. Promoter Vladimir Hrunov says Allakhverdiev has signed for the fight.

“It will be a very big fight,” said Hrunov. “Recently I received a request from the WBA about the possibility of a title fight between Khabib and Broner. I immediately got in touch with Al Haymon and in two weeks we signed. This is my first experience with Haymon, and I am pleased that everything went seamlessly and quickly. Khabib is now preparing to fight in Russia with his brother Shafidina Allakhverdiev. On September 1, they’ll fly to the United States for the final stage of preparation with Sergei Kovalev trainer John David Jackson.”



August 9th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Updates

Seven new fights are now on the schedule for upcoming UFC events, with a mix of contenders, prospects and heavy hitters slated to hit the Octagon in the next couple months . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank chief publicist Lee Samuels and Marvelous Marvin Hagler were inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Saturday night during their 3rd annual red carpet and awards dinner gala.

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August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Another new opponent for Lucas Browne

Heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne will now face American seven-footer Julius “Towering Inferno” Long on Friday night after Icho Larenas pulled out as a result of legal problems. Larenas was himself a replacement for Gonzalo Basile, but Hatton Promotions’ international matchmaker Philippe Fondu received word late on Thursday that it was unlikely that the Canadian former MMA star would be allowed to leave Argentina, where he is now based. After working through the night, Fondu, Browne’s manager Matt Clark, and agent Juan Pablo Manfredi, managed to secure a deal with Long. The fight will be a ten round non-title contest and is being televised live free to air across Australia on Channel 9. (more…)



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Rivera defeats Vazquez for WBC silver

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Strawweight Janiel Rivera (13-2-2, 7 KOs) outpointed Israel Vazquez (9-3-2, 6 KOs) to win a one-sided unanimous decision and become the WBC silver beltholder on Saturday night at the Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The fight began with a lot of action. Israel, the son of Puerto Rican legend Wilfredo Vazquez, tried to land bombs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the best performance of Rivera’s career.

“I felt great tonight. I really did my fight and he couldn’t do anything. I am very proud and happy to be the WBC silver champion, now my goal is to become the world champion,” said a very emotional Rivera afterward. (more…)



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Orucuta outpoints Pucheta, Flores stuns Dragoncito

Photos: Zanfer

WBC #8 super flyweight Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (31-3, 25 KO’s) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Roberto “Alacran” Pucheta (14-6-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in the main event at the Estadio de Beisbol Manuel Ceceña in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Orucuta, who was twice narrowly defeated in world title challenges, won by a score of 98-92 on all cards. The bout was fought at the bantamweight limit.

Also, unbeaten mini-flyweight Hector “Rapidito” Flores (10-0-2, 5 KOs) surprised former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (19-11, 12 KOs), winning a ten round unanimous decision by scores of 97-95, 96-94 and 96-94.

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August 9th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville Main: Texeira Subs OSP

Former world light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira turned wrestler in his UFC Fight Night main event against Ovince Saint Preux at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and that strategy worked like a charm, as he spoiled the Knoxville resident’s homecoming bout with a third-round submission win . . . Click here for more

Also see main card coverage: Dariush gets disputed nod over Johnson
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Jardon, Juarez victorious at the Arena Coliseo

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a spectacular fight, WBC international silver lightweight champion Dante “Crazy” Jardon (26-6 , 21 KOs) scored a wild second round KO over Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (18-3, 12 KOs) at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. In round two, Lopez dropped Jardon. Jardon then got up and knocked out Lopez!

In the co-feature, Saul “Baby” Juarez (22-4, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (30-5-1, 19 KOs). The bout was a rematch. Juarez previously defeated Hernandez by TKO8 via a cut in May.

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August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Charles Ellis upsets former champ James Toney

Heavyweight Charles Ellis (10-3-1, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over 46-year-old former multi-division world champion and future Hall of Famer James “Lights Out” Toney (76-10-3, 46 KOs) on Saturday night at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. Toney lost the first five rounds on all three judges’ scorecards.



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Mikhaylenko batters Perez, Avila and Farmer win

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

Undefeated Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs) scored an eight round beatdown against former WBA interim super lightweight titleholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Both fighters fought fearlessly as a near sell-out rowdy crowd cheered them on. Mikhaylenko showed his strength early on in the fight and continued to corner Perez on the ropes as the fight progressed. The relentless assault by Mikhaylenko finally prompted a referee’s stoppage by Ray Corona. Time was 1:21. Mikhaylenko won the NABA welterweight title.

Undefeated super bantamweight standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (18-0, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title contender Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-2-2, 14 KOs). Avila dropped Salinas in round two. Salinas remained on his stool at the end of round six citing a hand injury.

Streaking lightweight Tevin Farmer (20-4-1, 5 KOs) impressively scored his thirteenth straight win by knocking out former world title challenger Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs) in round eight. Farmer dropped Prescott in round four. He put Prescott down again in round six, but was then deducted a point for hitting Prescott when he was down. Farmer finally knocked out Prescott in round eight. Time was :52.

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August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Early Results from St. Louis

Journeyman Management fighters Fernando Martinez, Adrien Granados, and Nathaniel Gallimore were all successful to open up the fight card in St. Louis, which is headlined by former multi-division champion James Toney. Martinez decisioned Jair Montoya to earn his first win as a pro. Granados (14-4-2, 10 KOs) stopped Dedrick Bell in round three of a scheduled eight round bout. Gallimore (8-0, 7 KOs) remained unbeaten by stopping Lauro Alcantar in round one.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF #11 Shibata keeps OPBF/Japanese 160lb belts

Photo by Boxing Beat

Photo by Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

This week we saw no less than five shows from Monday at the Korakuen Hall, where there were many hard-fought contests entertaining the crowd almost every day. IBF#11 ranked Japanese six-footer Akio Shibata (26-8-1, 12 KOs), 159.5, successfully kept his OPBF and Japanese belts as he fully utilized his hand speed and footwork, and had the face of compatriot challenger Yasuyuki Akiyama (10-5-1, 8 KOs), 159.25, so badly swollen that the referee finally called a halt because of the ring physician’s advice at 1:40 of the eighth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Shibata was in command from the outset, scoring with sharp straight rights to the slower and still stiff challenger. Akiyama occasionally threw a heavy shot to the champ only at a time, but Shibata, a year his junior at 34, kept circling and countering nearly at will. After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated that Shibata was leading on points: 40-36 twice and 39-37. Akiyama’s left optic became puffed and swollen later with his absorption of punishment as the contest progressed. Shibata’s superiority, in the fatal eighth, looked obvious with Akiyama’s face grotesquely getting swollen and his left eye almost closed, when the third man logically decided to terminate it with no objection.

Having suffered a quick demolition at the hand of former Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in his professional debut in August 2013, Shibata steadily went back on a comeback trail and registered five victories straight including three within the distance to be ranked by the IBF. His manager/promoter Hitoshi Watanabe said, “Shibata is willing to have a world title shot either in the 154-pound or 160-pound category, if an opportunity should be given.” Mr. Watanabe himself, formerly an unfruitful middleweight contender, seems more ambitious than his boy Shibata.

Promoter: Reason Promotions.



August 8th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville Prelims: Hall Back in Win Column, Stops Bamgbose

Middleweight Uriah Hall rebounded from a May loss to Rafael Natal Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, stopping late-notice newcomer Oluwale Bamgbose in the first round . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Off TV Results from Fantasy Springs

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 5 KOs) of Glendora, California, scored a third round knockout over Ciudad Obergon, Mexico’s Miguel Tamayo (16-15-2) in a scheduled six-round featherweight bout. Gonzalez was on the attack in the first round as he cornered Tamayo with a barrage, later in the round a left hook to the body staggered Tamayo. In round two Gonzalez started where he left off boxing patiently landing effectively. However in round three Gonzalez dropped Tamayo with a combination as he got up and continued to fight but a left hook to the body followed up by a combination upstairs sending Tamayo to the canvas a second time as referee Pat Russell reached a ten count.

Los Angeles-based Irish sensation Jason Quigley (8-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Michael Faulk (3-3, 1 KO) of Queens, New York, in a scheduled six-round super middleweight bout. Quigley stalked Faulk early on connecting effectively. The fighting Irish connected with a flush right hand in round two dropping Faulk. Quigley then continued his attack and sent Faulk to the canvas a second time with the right hand. Faulk continued to fight but Quigley’s attack was too much as Faulk hit the canvas a third time referee Ray Corona stopped the fight at 2:59 of round two. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: I want to be a Polish Floyd Mayweather Jr.

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Plex Gym

“Losing to Bryant (Jennings) was the best thing that could happen to me,” said heavyweight contender Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. “It made me a humble man. I went through all the stages afterwards – depression, I was devastated. Then I completely changed my life. Dedicated myself entirely to boxing. I left Poland, moved to Houston – there is nothing more in my life, only training. Now fans want to see me against good fighters. They want to see exciting fights. And they are 100 percent right. Yasmany Consuegra fits the bill – very good Cuban amateur background. Very slick, intelligent in the ring, with a quick right hand. I need somebody like him to show my skills. Can’t wait to see white and red flags on August 14 in the Prudential Center.”

The clash between Szpilka and Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs), a Cuban living in Miami, will be part of the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike (9PM ET) event on Friday, August 14, live from the Prudential Center in Newark. The boxing evening in New Jersey will feature heavyweights Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in the main event and the American debut of WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs), who will be facing undefeated #1 contender Krzysztof Głowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) from Poland. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs opponent named: Mike Marrone

Two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs) will face Mike Morrone (21-4, 15 KOs) in the main event of “World Heavyweight Champs – Saturday Fight Night” on September 5 at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The card will be a celebration of heavyweight boxing with more than 20 former world heavyweight champions confirmed to attend, including reigning WBA, IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Roy Jones Jr., Larry Holmes, Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Hasim Rahman, Tony Tucker, Tony Tubbs, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Michael Bentt, Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Mike Weaver, Tim Witherspoon, Pinklon Thomas, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks and Bruce Seldon.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez vs. Mikhaylenko Scouting Report

Tonight on HBO Latino, former WBA “interim” super lightweight champion Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela will face unbeaten Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) of Gelendzhik, Russia in a 12-round battle for the WBA-NABA welterweight title. The telecast airs live at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). The action takes place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:05 p.m.

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August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Brinson comments on late stoppage

Middleweight Nick Brinson (17-4-2, 7 KOs) wasn’t happy about the stoppage by referee Earl Brown with just 29 seconds left in his fight with unbeaten and 2012 Olympian Ievgen Khytrov on Friday night in Atlantic City. “I am fine. I am upset with the stoppage,” said Brinson, who was ahead on the scorecards (68-65, 70-62, 66-66). “I took a knee to recoup. I wasn’t knocked out. I knew where I was. I thought the smart thing to do was take a knee and get myself back together. He was coming on strong, but I knew there wasn’t much time left at all in the fight. I looked at the ref and I told him I was fine and he still stopped the fight. It is upsetting to me. I was winning the fight.

“I would love a rematch. It was a great fight, and I think the fans loved it. If a rematch is on the table I would take it right away.”



August 8th, 2015

UFC

Predictions: Fight Night Nashville

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for a Nahville edition of the Downes Side! Grander than the Grand Ole Opry and tougher than old hickory, it’s the only MMA predictions article that matters.

So pull yourself out of whatever hermitage you’re living in and turn on FOX Sports 1 for Ultimate Fight Night. Live from the Bridgestone Arena, the main event features a light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main event, lightweights Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush square off. Who needs the Country Music Hall of Fame? It’s fight time! . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ishimoto, Nishida victorious

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Formerly world-rated speedster Yasutaka Ishimoto (26-8, 7 KOs), 122, showed superior speed and skills in outscoring Japan’s super-bantam top contender Gakuya Furuhashi (17-6-1, 7 KOs), 122, by a close but unanimous decision (76-75, 77-76, 77-75) over eight hard-fought rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Given greater power, Furuhashi failed to the moving target with precision, while Ishimoto often caught him with faster jabs and quick combinations. Ishimoto once decked an upset triumph over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on points in Macao in April 2013, but lost to Chris Avalos via eighth round stoppage in an IBF 122-pound eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger also in Macao in May 2014. Ishimoto cleverly utilized his hit-and-grab tactics against the less experienced opponent, but the referee Nakamura finally penalized a point for holding too often midway in round seven. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ioka to defend WBA 112lb belt against Sosa

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Newly crowned WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs) will defend his belt against Roberto Domingo Sosa (26-2-1, 14 KOs) of Argentina in his initial defense in Osaka, Japan, on September 27. Ioka, 26, dethroned long reigning titlist Juan Carlos Reveco by a majority decision this April. It was once reported that the WBA ordered a direct rematch due to a protest on the verdict by Reveco’s hander Osvaldo Rivero, but Ioka will participate in a voluntary defense with another Argentine handled by Rivero. Ioka, three-class world champ, said, “September 27 is my grandmother Mitsuko’s seventy-first birthday, and I wish to dedicate my fine victory to her.” If victorious, Ioka will face the ex-champ Reveco on New Year’s Eve. Ioka, the nephew of formerly two-time world titlist Hiroki, is managed and coached by his father Kazunori, Hiroki’s elder brother.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA 115lb Champ Kono resumes training

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBA super-flyweight champ Kohei Kono of Japan resumed training after he suffered a rib injury during a sparring session in the end of May in preparation for his mandatory defense with compatriot and formerly three-time titlist Koki Kameda then scheduled in July. Although it is an encounter of Japanese compatriots, it will be held in the US under Warrior Promotions. Kono said, “I felt a severe pain after the injury and could neither run nor work at gym, but I have almost recovered from it. My doctor says I’ll be ready after the middle of October.” Hitoshi Watanabe, Kono’s manager/promoter, said, “I feel sorry to have bothered people concerned including the US organizers. Kono will start sparring from September and we will accept any fight date after mid-October. I wish Kono to display a good showing in excellent condition.”



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: I Want Mayweather Again

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Asian icon Many Pacquiao visited Japan to attend the World Basketball Conference here as a Congressman in order to invite the Word Cup event to his home country Philippines, and received an interview by our fight scribes in Tokyo on Thursday.

Q: How about your right shoulder after the surgery?
A: (Rotating his shoulder) I can lift my shoulder like this. No problem any longer.

Q: You are called “Asian hero” and greatly respected even here in Japan.
A: I truly appreciate your people’s respects to me.

Q: How do you review your fight with Mayweather this May?
A: He was running away all the time. I was making the fight by stalking him and believe that I deserved a victory. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Payasito Hernandez stops Chato Morales

Photos: All Star Boxing

WBO #8 WBC and WBA #9 bantamweight contender and former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-12-4, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant Mexican domestic jr featherweight title on Saturday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The bout was suddenly waved off at the request of Morales’ corner. Hernandez, 29, won the WBO interim title in June of last year beating Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas by decision and in November dropped a split decision to then champion Tomoki Kameda.

Super featherweight Gabriel Perea (11-2, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over Irvin “Chapo” Marin (9-2, 4 KOs).

Flyweight Hugo Guarneros (13-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Victor Perez (6-4, 1 KO). Perez down in rounds one and three.

Jr welterweight Alejandro “El Piston” Palmeros (9-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Francisco “Barreta” Rojo (14-3, 11 KOs) in round two.

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August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Khytrov stops Brinson, Derevyanchenko and Progrias victorious

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos:Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Middleweight Ievgen Khytrov, 11-0, 10 KOs, kept his perfect record intact with a last-round TKO of Nick Brinson, 17-4-2, 7 KOs at Bally’s Atlantic City. Brinson boxed well in the first half of the bout, but Khytrov patiently kept stalking him. In round six, the Brooklyn-based Ukraine closed the gap and did much damage to a fading Brinson, Albany, NY. He continued wearing his prey down in round seven, and then in the eighth and final round hurt him repeatedly. With Brinson in full retreat, Khytrov caught Brinson with a combination along the ropes that crumbled Nick to the canvas. As he hit the floor, referee Earl Brown stopped the fight at 2:31 of the eighth round. At the time of the stoppage, Brinson was somehow ahead 70-62 and 68-65 on two cards! The third card was 66-66.

In the 8-round main event, Brooklyn’s Sergiy Derevtanchenko extended his undefeated streak to six straight (6-0, 4 KOs) with a unanimous decision over Elvin Ayala of East Haven, CT. Derevtanchenko chased and chopped away at the veteran for the full eight rounds, but Ayala was too durable to fall. However, Derevtanchenko came close as the fight neared its finish. With Ayala tiring, it appeared the Brooklyn fighter might pile on enough punishment to prompt referee Sparkle Lee to stop it in the final round. But Ayala, 28-7-1, 12 KOs, stood his ground and Derevtanchenko settled for a lopsided points win. The scores were 80-72 and 89-71 twice. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Bally’s Atlantic City

By John DiSanto at ringside

The round card girls finally got some work in the fifth bout of the night. Middleweight Thomas LaManna, 17-1, 7 KOs, from nearby Millville, NJ, defeated Joshua Robertson, 7-9, 2 KOs, of Lynchburg, VA, by unanimous 8-round decision. The official scores were all 80-72. This was a rematch between the two fighters, and although both bouts were shutouts for LaManna (the first one W6), Robertson proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. The Virginian landed his share of hard shots that kept Cornflake on his toes. However, LaManna, coming off his first-ever pro defeat, controlled the fight with his jab, combinations and excellent body work.

In a scheduled 8-round heavyweight fight, Philly’s Joey Dawejko, 15-4-2, 8 KOs, stopped Robert Dunton, 11-15-1, 6 KOs, Wilmington, DE, with jarring right uppercut in the first round. The quick KO was his fifth first-rounder in his last six bouts, and a return to the win column after dropping a decision in his last outing. With his next bout, a nationally televised ShoBox encounter with Natu Visinia on August 28th, already set, the pressure was on Dawejko to escape this fight with no cuts or injuries. Dawejko finished his work on this night in just 31 seconds, and appeared to leave the ring in mint condition. Dunton got to his feet, but referee Earl Brown decided to stop it. This quickie kept the evening’s streak going – four bouts, four opening round TKOs. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Cape Cod

Jesse Barboza 248.0 vs. Jesse Otlmanns 216.5
Vinnie Carita 189.5 vs. Jose Humberto Corral 195.0
Paul Gonsalves 177.0 vs. Rafael Valenzuela 179.0
Tolan Tascoe 156.0 vs. Lionel Young 157.0
Malik Jackson 147.0 vs. Oscar Diaz 147.5

Fights will be held Saturday at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC). The event will be presented by Boston Boxing Promotions. It will be the first professional boxing event held in Hyannis since 2006. General admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now at www.CapeCodBoxing.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO Latino Weights from Fantasy Springs

Photos: Andrew Yelich / Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Johan Perez 147 vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko 146
Yoandris Salinas 122 vs. Manuel Avila 121.6
Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Daulis Prescott 129.8
Joet Gonzalez 122.8 vs. Miguel Tamayo 122.4
Paulis Ritter 239 vs. Tommy Washington 276
Jason Quigley 161.4 vs. Michael Faulk 160.2
Neeco Macias 153.6 vs. Julian Cruz 151.8
Darius Ervin 147.2 vs. Diego Padilla 146.4
Quilisto Madera 161.4 vs. Fernando Najera 164

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO Latino

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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

Dante Jardon 134.20 vs. Jairo López 133.10
(WBC Silver International title)

Adan Hernandez 112 vs. Saul Juarez 112

Diego Cruz 142 vs. Reyes Sánchez 140.50
Alejandro Dávila 147 vs. Humberto Flores 146.75

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)



August 7th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux and the lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Ovince Saint Preux (206) VS Glover Teixeira (205.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Beneil Dariush (156) VS Michael Johnson (155.5)
Sam Alvey (186) VS Derek Brunson (186)
Timothy Johnson (265) VS Jared Rosholt (237)
Amanda Nunes (136) VS Sara McMann (136*)
Geane Herrera (126) VS Ray Borg (126.75**)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5) VS Uriah Hall (185.5)
Tom Watson (185) VS Chris Camozzi (185.5)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) VS Willie Gates (126)
Sirwan Kakai (136) VS Frankie Saenz (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jonathan Wilson (205) VS Chris Dempsey (204.5)
Roman Salazar (135) VS Marlon Vera (135.5)
Scott Holtzman (155.5) VS Anthony Christodoulou (156)

*McMann made weight on her second attempt after initially weighing in at 136.5 pounds
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Khytrov looking to regain knockout form tonight

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME


Power-punching Ukrainian middleweight prospect Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (10-0, 9 KOs) returns tonight against Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson (17-3-2, 7 KOs) on tonight’s ShoBox tripleheader on Showtime from Bally’s Atlantic City. After beginning his career with nine straight KOs, Khytrov went the distance for the first time in April. “Some criticize my last performance against Aaron Coley,” said Khytrov, “but I was coming from three back-to-back fights and I was physically exhausted. I won, but my performance it was not my best, I couldn’t even get my combinations going. This time around I’m better conditioned, a lot bigger and a lot stronger. I’m in the best shape of my life.

“I’m hungrier than my opponent and that’s an advantage for me. See, American fighters are a little bit in their comfort zones with comfortable gadgets and easy access to training and easy access to everything. In Eastern Europe, we don’t have that, so if you are lucky enough to get access to training or even an opportunity, you do your best and you try to break through. You work hard and don’t let opportunities slip away. Nick [Brinson] is good opposition, but I have no doubt I’m better than him.”



August 7th, 2015




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