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- Mthalane wins IBO flyweight belt
- Garcia: He is a good fighter but I am a true champion / Herrera: I thought I won the fight
- UFC 171: Second time's the charm or Hendricks
- Postfight interview: Vyacheslav Glazkov
- Postfight interview: Roger Bloodworth
- Montiel wins majority decision over Cruz
- Garcia gets past Herrera; Wilder KOs Scott in one
- Glazkov defeats Adamek; Chilemba outpoints Grachev
- UFC 171 prelims: Gastelum slugs out win over Story
- Wawrzyk hands Botha 6th straight loss
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (10-2, 6 KOs) will defend the title on Friday against Jeremy Allan (8-8-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in a nationally televised promotion. In other action light heavyweight Mark Flanagan (9-3, 5 KOs) will do battle with Tyrone Jones (9-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds. Also light welterweight Mark Ramirez (3-2-1) will be in action against Waylon Law (5-2, 1 KO) over eight rounds. Promoter Angelo Di Carlo.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Fightnews.com contacted promoter Sampson Lewcowicz who updated us on the Caballero-Garcia situation:
“If I have not submitted contracts to the Nevada Boxing Commission, it’s because I don’t have signed contracts. I hope at this time that the representative of Caballero (Rogelio Espiño) will review and confirm that we have a date of September 7 with Showtime and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the name of Sampson Boxing LLC. If there is no Caballero-Garcia fight, Sampson Boxing is going to evaluate a possible claim for any damages incurred because as ignorance is the source of the problem this is not acceptable to American laws. If we are unable to confirm the date of September 7 to present the Caballero-Garcia fight, we would lose the entire show and it would result in great economic losses. As of today there is still the possibility that the fight is on and there is still interest in making the fight and I have a hope to make the fight.”
Undefeated contenders Carlos Cuadras and Gilberto Ramirez will get the biggest tests of their respective young careers on Saturday at the Palaya Mamitas in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in separate fights that will be televised on FOX Deportes in the United States. In the 12-round main event, the vacant WBC-USNBC bantamweight title will be on the line when Cuadras (24-0, 20 KOs) battles countryman Javier “El Chivero” Franco (16-7-1, 8 KOs). In the 10-round middleweight co-feature, Ramirez (21-0, 18 KOs) takes on longtime-contender J.C. Candelo (32-11-4, 21 KOs).
Photos: Lawrence Lustig
Three-time world super middleweight champion Carl Froch performed the draw at Sky Sports studios as the eight contenders for Wednesday night’s Prizefighter International Heavyweights at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London met for the first time at the promo shoot.
“The Cobra” picked Poland’s Albert Sosnowski out of the hat first and pitted the former World title challenger against American Maurice Harris. There’s a potential all-USA semi-final number one as Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson meets Moroccan Noureddine Meddoune in quarter-final two. Quarter-final three sees New Yorker Tor Hamer against Brazil’s Marcelo Luiz Nascimento with the winner facing the victor in the all-England clash between Tom Dallas and Tom Little in quarter-final four.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced more than 50 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo® on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA World Championships Committee reported Thursday that it has voted against giving permission to WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones to fight in a non-title ten-rounder. The camp of WBA interim champion Denis Lebedev expressed dissatisfaction with Jones taking another fight and citing Lebedev’s mandatory challenger status asked for an direct fight between them. The situation was analyzed by the Championships Committee, which issued a resolution for Jones and Lebedev to begin negotiations immediately with a deadline of June 29. If no agreement is reached, the WBA will call a purse bid. Jones won his world title in September 2008 and since then has only made two mandatory defenses with his last being in October 2010. Lebedev became interim champion November 4, 2011, when he beat James Toney.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
According to sources who have spoken to Fightnews.com today, there is a possibility that the fight between WBA featherweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and mandatory challenger Miguel Angel “Mickey” Garcia slated for September 7 in Las Vegas could be in trouble. Caballero and Garcia were initially slated to collide July 28 in Indio, California after Sampson Boxing LLC won a purse bid in May. Then the date was then shifted to September 7 in Las Vegas, but now sources report a disagreement between the champion Caballero (who acts as his own manager) and Sampson Boxing.
However, other sources are claiming Caballero-Garcia is firm for September 7. There are also rumors floating around that Orlando Salido could be facing Micky Garcia in September. Another rumor is if Caballero doesn’t face Garcia, he’ll have to fight the highest available challenger, such as Nicolas Walter (Jamaica) or Javier Fortuna (Dominican Republic). The one thing that is certain is that there is a lot of confusion surrounding the fight.
Former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., from Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, from Mexico, will collide on August 4 in the show “The War” to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View. Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), a former WBO super bantamweight champion, and Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantemweight champion, will fight for the WBO International superbantamweight title. “It’s all set. On August 4 in Puerto Rico, Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face off for the WBO International title in Puerto Rico in another “war” between Puerto Rico and Mexico. Next week, we will have Marquez in Puerto Rico for a press conference and officially present the fight with the boxers,” PRBBP Vice-President Peter Rivera said.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA World Championships Committee has approved the grudge match between British heavyweights David Haye and Derek Chisora for the WBA Intercontinental Championship to be held July 14 in London. “The fight between Haye and Chisora has the WBA approval. The WBA Intercontinental title is in dispute and officially approved,” said Gilberto Mendoza Jr., WBA Executive Vice President.
The bout was condemned by the WBC, EBU and BBBofC after the two fighters engaged in a brawl at the press conference following the recent Klitschko-Chisora fight.
“The Reckoning” is here. Pound-for-pound champ of women’s boxing, Anne Sophie Mathis, and former queen, Holly Holm, met Wednesday at a final presser held for Friday’s long-awaited rematch at Route 66 west of Albuquerque. Both fighters showed respect for one another, though vowed they would come out ahead.
“Losing is not an option,” stated Holm. (more…)
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