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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Boxing News

Lara headlines August 18

Undefeated former amateur world champion Erislandy Lara (12-0, 7 KOs) and world amateur championships bronze medalist Yordanis Despaigne (6-0, 4 KOs) will make appearances in separate bouts on August 18 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. Lara will face Willie Lee (17-6, 11 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight bout, while Despaigne will take on undefeated Frank Paines (11-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight showdown where someone’s “0” must go. The card will be televised live on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights. The undercard will feature light heavyweight Blake “Candyman” Prevost (13-1, 5 KOs),6’8 heavyweight Skip Scott (8-1, 5 KOs) and light welterweight champion Danny O’Connor (12-0, 3 KOs). Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday. Call 318.329.2338.



August 2nd, 2010



Boxing News

Munroe not awed by Nishioka

After Rendall Munroe met WBC world super bantamweight world champion Toshiaki Nishioka this weekend, he stated “I’m even more confident of beating him now.” He challenges for the Japanese star’s title at Tokyo’s Sumo Stadium on October 24. Munroe (21-1) and Nishioka (36-4-3) met at the WBC Night of Champions in Cardiff this weekend. And southpaw Munroe said: “We got on well and he seems a nice man, but I grew in confidence after seeing him. I’m convinced that world title is mine. It is always tough fighting away, but once I get in a rhythm my size and strength will cause him non-stop problems.” (more…)



August 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Alexander ready to defend

Bob Barton

By Brian Grammer

Bob Barton

WBC and IBF jr welterweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” arrived home Sunday afternoon at the Lambert International Airport in St. Louis to an enthusiastic crowd of family, fans and media. Alexander had been training in Las Vegas, NV in preparation of his Saturday, August 7th title defense against top contender Andreas Kotelnik in the main event of the Don King Productions “Gateway to Greatness” card. The champion, who was visibly moved by the reception, informed everyone that he was in top condition and ready to defend his titles. “I know that as the champion everyone is gunning for me and I have to be ready.” More to follow.



August 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Chazz Witherspoon returns

On August 28th, Spartan Fight Promotions will present a boxing card at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City with heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (26-2, 18 KOs) battling veteran Livin Castillo (16-8, 10 KOs) in the ten round main event. Lightweight Jose Reyes (23-7, 8 KOs) will be featured in the co-feature. Also scheduled are super middleweight Joel De La Paz (5-0, 4 KOs), light heavyweight Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (5-0, 2 KOs) bantamweight Qa’id “Kid Dynamite” Muhammad (5-0, 5 KOs) and super middleweight Eugene Soto (2-0, 1 KO) in separate bouts. Tickets are $40, $65 and $90. Call 800-736-1420.



August 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Full report: Bowman-Acevedo

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Saturday night in the Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, PA, hometown lightweight prospect Carney “Beeper’ Bowman (15-0, 7 KOs) made his triumphant return with a foul plagued but impressive third round stoppage of late replacement Robert Acevedo (9-11-3, 1 KO) in the six round main event of the evening. Cruiserweight contender Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor also continued his winning ways when his opponent Adam Harris quit in his corner due to a shoulder injury. The seven bout card promoted by TKO Promotions also had some of the top local and regional fighters in action as well as two competitive amateur bouts. (more…)



August 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Medley targets Waters

Tim Barry

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world title challenger Robert Medley (29-3, 19 KOs) has issued a challenge to fellow Australian 154 pounder Ryan Waters (20-2-2, 12 KOs) and has stated he will fight him for no money just to get him in the ring. “Ryan Waters has said he is the best junior middleweight in Australia, but he will not fight me,” said Medley. “I am prepared to fight him for no money just to get him in the ring. My manager, Bill Treacy, offered Waters AUD $30,000 (USD $27,000) but he has rejected that offer.” (more…)



August 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing back in Guadalajara

Boxing returns to Guadalajara, Mexico on August 20th with promoter Ramon Arellanos’ Arellano Promotions. The 48-year-old historic venue La Arena Jalisco will be the site of the event. The main event will feature Guadalajara’s own power punching Daniel Sandoval (15-1, 15 KOs) going after the vacant Pacific Coast welterweight title against Crispin Martinez. The 19-year-old Sandoval who has won all of his bouts by knockout looks to extend his KO streak . The co-feature will have former world title challenger Zaid Zaveleta (18-7-2) against an opponent to be announced. Five other entertaining fights will round out the undercard.



August 2nd, 2010

UFC

Jones stops Matyushenko

Octagonside by Andreas Hale

The hype surrounding Jon “Bones” Jones will continue to grow  as the young prospect stopped opponent Vladimir Matyushenko just 1:52 into the first round. After scoring a swift takedown, Jones quickly mounted his opponent and unleashed a devastating flurry of elbows prompting referee Herb Dean to halt the contest.

A new middleweight contender has emerged as Yushin Okami defeated Mark Munoz via split decision. All three scorecards read the same, 29-28, twice in favor of Okami. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Full Report

Report/Gallery: Marquez-Diaz II


Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Marquez puts on masterful performance; Pirog upsets Jacobs; Guerrero, Linares beat Casamayor, Juarez: Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz picked up right where they left off for three rounds in the rematch of their 2009 “Fight of the Year” winner. After that, Marquez schooled the future law student on what the sweet science is all about.

Once again, Marquez got the best of Diaz, scoring a masterful 12-round unanimous decision to retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles by utilizing sharp counterpunching and taking advantage of Diaz’ plodding straightforward style. With a pro-Marquez crowd of 8,383 in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, “Dinamita” erased last September’s loss to a larger Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a performance that was nothing short of brilliant . . . Click here for more



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Matyhila wins SA bantam title

By Ron Jackson

Phumzile Matyhila upset the odds to win the South African bantamweight title when he beat Nkqubela Gwazela on a 12 round split decision at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Judges Allan Matakane and Andile Matika scored it 116-115 and 115-114 for Matyhila and judge Siya Vabaza had it 115-113 for Gwazela. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Full Report

Pacquiao priority for JMM

Post-fight press report

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

“When he’s ready to knock on my door, I’m right here,” says lineal lightweight champion Juan Manual Marquez, of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.

“There’s no hiding. No running. I’m waiting for him.”

Last night, in front of 8,300 people at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) defeated Juan Diaz (35-4, 17 KOs) for the second time, to secure his reign as lightweight king . . . . Click here for more



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Herrera-Gonzalez battle to draw

Photos: Ray Flores

A clash between unbeaten junior middleweights Alberto Herrera (7-0-1, 5 KOs) and Sammy Gonzalez (7-0-1, 3 KOs) ended to a six round draw on Saturday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. It was a toe-to-toe from start to finish. In the third round Herrera apparently injured his left hand and he seemed to have taken refuge in the blue corner and fought most of the fight from there. Gonzalez through vicious punches and rocked Herrera in the fourth and fifth rounds but Herrera battled back never giving an inch. The crowd were on their feet from start to finish. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Faragon, Shea impress with KOs

Unbeaten lightweight prospect Mike Faragon (12-0, 6 KOs) demolished Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs) in an impressive four round blowout Friday night on Pugnacious Promotions’ annual summer fight card at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. Faragon dropped Soto in rounds one and three and the bout was finally halted in round four.

In the co-feature, Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (15-2, 9 KOs) won the NABF female featherweight title with a third round stoppage of Liliana Martinez (8-11, 4 KOs). Shea landed a heavy left hook to the body that doubled over Martinez who soon turned away in pain, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the 1:18 mark.



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Okine upsets Abdullayev

Kamoko stops Velazco

Photos: Solomon Otoo Lartey

Promoter Mike Tetteh’s Goldenmike Boxing Promotions put on a solid fight card Saturday night in Accra, Ghana. The card was highlighted with two local fighters having career best victories.

Joshua Okine (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Ghana derailed the combacking former 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Muhammed Adullaev (20-4, 14 KOs) of Uzbekistan by way of 12 round unanimous decision to win the vacant World Professional Boxing Federation welterweight title. Judge Rojer Bannor had it 119-109, judge Emmanuel Brenya had it 119-108 and judge Ataa Addie Pappoe had it a complete shutout at 120-108.

Braimah Kamoko (20-0, 15 KOs) of Ghana won his biggest fight to date by stopping former world title challenger Hector Javier Velazco (37-9-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina in round 10 to win the vacant World Professional Boxing Federation light heavyweight title. Velazco has fought the likes of Juergen Braehmer, Arthur Abraham, and Felix Sturm who he unsuccessfully challenged for the world title. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Feature Story

Zbik, Sartison, Dimitrenko speak

Photos: Eroll Popova

The last Universum Champions Night televised on the ZDF network featured two world championship clashes and a European heavyweight title collision. WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik took the last step before coming to America for a WBC-mandated world title showdown with world champion Sergio Martinez. WBA super middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison survived a firefight against Khoren Gevor with his title intact. And heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko won the vacant European heavyweight championship with a dominating performance. Here’s what they had to say after the fights. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Mosquera stuns #8 Edouard

WBA #12 featherweight Walters wins

By Robert Coster

A good crowd of almost 2,000 fans flocked to the historic Al Brown Arena to a very competitive night of international boxing in Colon, Panama. The main event saw local favorite Alfonso “Huracan” Mosquera (20-7, 7 KOs) pull an upset 11 round split decision over WBA #8 Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (23-3-2, 14 KOs) to wrest away the WBA Fedelatin middleweight crown. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Lopez keeps WBC Int’l belt

By Dennis Principe

Filipino Sylvester Lopez kept his World Boxing Council (WBC) International super flyweight crown with an impressive second round TKO win over former interim world champion Wandee Singwancha of Thailand at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines. (more…)



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Marquez beats Diaz again

By Andreas Hale at ringside
Photo: Chris Cozzone

In a rematch of their war from February 2009, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) again defeated former unified lightweight champion Juan Diaz (35-4, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In another spirited give-and-take affair, Marquez had the upper hand almost from the get-go as he methodically battered Diaz, but couldn’t break him as the game Texan went the full twelve. Scores were 116-112, 118-110, 117-111 with Marquez taking a unanimous decision.



August 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Rosas dethrones Nongqayi

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

A highly motivated Alberto ‘Topo’ Rosas (31-5, 25 KOs) dethroned IBF super flyweight champion Simphiwe Nongqayi (16-0-1, 6 KOs) via six round beatdown on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. A punished Nongqayi, who did a lot of trash-talking before the bout, finally could take no more and went to a knee, prompting the bout to be waved off at the :60 mark. Rosas avenged the losses of the Arce brothers Jorge and Francisco, who were both defeated by Nongqayi.

In a bantamweight clash between former world champions, Jorge Travieso” Arce (55-6-1, 42 KOs) destroyed comebacking Martin “Gallito” Castillo (35-4, 18 KOs) with a first round knockout. A shot to the body put Castillo down for the count. Time was 2:56. For more details and photos click here…



July 31st, 2010

Boxing Result

Early Results from Las Vegas

Pirog, Guerrero, Linares, Mendy victorious

By Andreas Hale at ringside

Photo by Chris Cozzone

In a clash for the WBO middleweight title vacated by Sergio Martinez, Dmitry Pirog (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round knockout over the previously unbeaten “Golden Child” Daniel Jacobs (20-1, 17 KOs). A right to the jaw laid Jacobs down and out. Time was :57.

In a clash of former world champions, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (28-1-1, 18 KOs) survived a tenth round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over former mentor Joel Casamayor (37-5-1, 22 KOs) in a junior welterweight clash. Guerrero dropped Casamayor in round two Casamayor was alao deducted a point in that round. Guerrero was pretty much in charge en route to a 98-89, 98-89, 97-90 win.

Former two-division world champion Jorge Linares (29-1, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Rocky Juarez (28-7-1, 20 KOs) in a lightweight matchup. Linares dropped Juarez in round five and went on to win by scores of 99-90, 99-90, 97-92.

In an IBF super middleweight eliminator, Contender Season 3 winner Sakio Bika (28-4-2, 19 KOs) was disqualified in the first round of his bout with Jean Paul Mendy (29-0-1, 16 KOs). Bika knocked down Mendy early in the fight, but while Mendy was still on one knee Bika knocked him out cold with an uppercut. (more…)



July 31st, 2010

Boxing Result

Bowman KOs Acevedo in 3

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten junior lightweight star Carney “Beeper” Bowman (15-0, 7 KOs) scored a foul-filled third round knockout over Robert Acevedo (9-11-3, 1 KO) on Saturday night in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Stadium. It was a dirty fight with a lot of wrestling. Acevedo was deducted point for holding in round one, but it didn’t matter as Bowman dropped him for the count with two big right hands :47 seconds into round three. Feelings were still running hot after the bout as things got ugly and the fighters had to be separated by their handlers.
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Cruiserweight contender Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (16-1-1, 7 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Adam Harris (10-3, 7 KOs). Taylor dropped Harris with a right to the body in round two, and after Harris returned to his corner, he complained that his right shoulder had popped out and the bout was stopped. Time was 3:00.



July 31st, 2010

Exclusive

Q&A: Vitali Klitschko

Exclusive Interview

Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman

In a no-holds barred, one-on-one conversation, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko spoke to Fightnews.com about a possible fight with Shannon Briggs (it’s not a done deal), David Haye’s reluctance to fight after calling out the Klitschkos, Nikolai Valuev’s purse demands and HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg’s bizarre anti-Klitschko stance. (more…)



July 31st, 2010

Photo

Mosley-Mora is on

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Five-time world champ “Sugar” Shane Mosley and former champ Sergio Mora pose off at a press conference held today at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. On Sept. 18, the two will headline a Mexican Independence Day card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mexican welterweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and top junior welterweight contender Victor Ortiz will fight co-featured bouts. Stay tuned for a full report on Monday.



July 31st, 2010

Boxing Result

Zbik, Sartison retain world titles

Dimitrenko, Gomez, Balzsay, Culcay also win

By Karl Freitag
Photo by Eroll Popova

WBC interim middleweight world champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jorge Sebsatian Heiland (16-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the o2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Zbik put on a boxing clinic against WBC/WBA #12 Heiland, who was game and aggressive but couldn’t match Zbik’s technical skills. After the scores were announced in round eight, Heiland knew he needed at least some knockdowns to win, but Zbik simply never let him into the fight. Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 116-111. Zbik will now look to erase his “interim” monniker against Sergio Martinez in the USA.

WBA super middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison (27-1, 17 KOs) outpointed two-time middleweight title challenger Khoren Gevor (31-5, 16 KOs) over twelve hard fought rounds by scores of 115-112, 117-109 and 117-110. Sartison landed some good right hands against the rugged southpaw Gevor and seemed a deserving winner. For more details and photos click here…



July 31st, 2010

Boxing News

WBC awards banquet

Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman

The second installment of the WBC Night Of Champions wrapped up tonight at the Cardiff International Arena with a gala awards banquet. Medallions and plaques were given to every champion on hand. The European Boxing Union headed by Bob Logist of Belgium awarded Frank Maloney as Promoter of the year and his charge Rendall Munroe as fighter of the year. Finally, several WBC awards were given out or being the best of the year in several categories:

Female fighter of the year: Ina Menzer
Knockout of the year: Toshiaki Nishioka TKO3 Jhonny Gonzalez
(honorable mention): Carl Froch TKO12 Jermain taylor
Fight of the Year: Giacobbe Fragomeni D12 Kzrysztof Wlodarczyk I
Fighters of the Year: Vitali Klitschko & Sergio Martinez
For more details and photos click here…



July 31st, 2010




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