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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

Photos: Team Golovkin Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin received a hero's welcome in his native Kazakhstan over the weekend. On Friday Golovkin ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

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Boxing News

Pavlik-Williams Update

It’s possible that WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik’s December 5 defense against Paul Williams will be delayed again. According to Pavlik’s hometown newspaper, the Youngstown Vindicator, Pavlik is still having problems with his left hand, which he twice had surgery on this year. The bout was originally slated for October 3, then pushed back to December 5. January 23 was mentioned as a possible new date. No official announcement at this time.



October 21st, 2009



Boxing News

Cunningham-Godfrey for IBF belt

Former Cruiserweight King Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham’s dreams of regaining the IBF cruiserweight belt is a rematch with Tomasz Adamek, were shattered on Monday when Main Event’s boss Kathy Duva announced that Adamek had relinquished the crown. The IBF reacted quickly to Adamek’s resignation by announcing that Matt ‘Too Smooth’ Godfrey would be the next available for the vacant title and ordered negotiations to start for the fight with ‘USS’ Cunningham.
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Although, Adamek is testing the heavyweight waters on Saturday against Andrew Golota in Lodz, Poland, promoter Kathy Duva says Adamek doesn’t have to make any decisions right now. “Tomasz is very comfortable at both weights; it’s a win-win situation. We want to keep all our options open,” she stated.



October 21st, 2009

UFC

Velasquez on the rise!

UFC 104 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 24!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s been impossible to miss the ascent of Cain Velasquez (6-0, 4-0 UFC) up the ranks of the UFC’s heavyweight division. The 6’1, 240-pound fighter made a big splash from the moment he entered the Octagon, stopping Brad Morris at UFC 84 via TKO. Victories over Jake O’Brien and Dennis Stojnic followed and suddenly, the relative unknown fighter from American Kickboxing Academy found his name mentioned among the elite heavyweights  . . . . Click here for more

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Team Cotto Update

From their Tampa-based training camp, WBO welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto’s head trainer Joe Santiago and Cotto’s strength & conditioning coach Phil Landman, along with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum spoke to reporters yesterday to discuss Cotto’s conditioning and training as he prepares for the biggest and most important fight of his career. Here’s a transcript of what they had to say. (more…)



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Captain Huck confident

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WBO cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (26-1, 20 KOs) today caught up with the German press ahead of his December 5 clash against interim champion Ola Afolabi (14-1, 6 KOs). The two fighters will lock horns at the Arena Ludwigsburg in Ludwigsburg, and Huck is eager to get back into the ring following his success over Victor Emilio Ramirez. “I already look forward to December 5,” he said. “Afolabi is a tough fighter. He stopped Enzo Maccarinelli. But he will not defeat me. I have worked so hard to become world champion. My plan is to make a lot of successful title defences and I will start with the one against Afolabi.” (more…)



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Molitor foe named

With his sights firmly set on another crack at a world title, former IBF junior featherweight champion Steve “The Canadian Kid” (30-1, 12 KO’s) returns to the ring on November 21st, to face Sergio Javier Escobar (11-8-1, 2 KOs) at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario. The eight round showdown will be the evening’s co-feature, just prior to 19 year-old Filipino phenom Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KOs) defending his WBO junior bantamweight world title for the first time, against Alejandro Hernandez (22-7-1, 11 KOs). Tickets are $125, $75, $50 and $25. Call 416-870-8000.



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

One In A Million card announced

On November 13 at the Radisson Hotel/Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, One In A Million Boxing, Inc. will promote its first boxing card since the tragic death of founder Octavius James. The card is billed as “A Fight To Remember: A Tribute To Octavius James” and will feature local favorites Ed “2 Fast 2 Furious” Ochoa and Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes in separate bouts. Derrick “Superman” Findley, Ruben “Modern Day Warrior” Galvan, “Marvelous” Shay Mobley, David Martin (pro debut), Angel Hernandez, “The Fighting Marine” Chris Govan vs. Meegal Harper, and Marcus Thompkins round out the card. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at VIP $100 and general admission $30. All VIP seating will consist of a 10 person table with a champagne toast for James. Call 866-438-7372. Tickets for this special night of boxing are limited, so make sure to get yours now.



October 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Mundine, Geale victorious

By Craig Watt

Two of Australia’s top super-middleweights kept on collision course for a rematch in 2010 when both Anthony Mundine and Daniel Geale won wide points decisions at the Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania on Wednesday night. Current IBO middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (36-3, 23 KO’s) outpointed Argentinean Alejandro Falliga (17-6-3, 6 KO’s) over ten rounds in a super-middleweight non-title bout. The 34 year old Mundine dominated the bout as Falliga retreated for most of the bout and was caught by the advancing Mundine each round but never in any major trouble. He won on the scorecards 100-90 (twice) and 99-91. Daniel Geale (22-1, 13 KO’s) secured the IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight title with a shut out points win over Brazilian Samir De Santos Barbosa (22-5-3, 17 KO’s) when he won by a score of 120-108 on all three scorecards. Geale boxed impressively behind a stiff jab and was always in control and showed effective boxing. The IBO have mandated that a rematch of the May 2009 match in Brisbane between Geale and Mundine takes place by February 27th 2010 or Mundine will be stripped of the title.



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Kessler, Ward comments

Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward were just spectators and fans on Saturday night as their fellow Super Six World Boxing Classic competitors battled in the first stage of the groundbreaking tournament, but the two fighters have plenty of thoughts about the exciting fights. (more…)



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Nuzhnenko to face Branco

By Alexey Potapov

Former WBA welterweight champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko (29-1-1, 14 KOs) will next fight for the vacant EBU (European) welterweight title against Gianluca Branco (43-2-1, 22 KOs) after reigning beltholder Selcuk Aydin vacated the title. Representatives of the boxers have until October 22th to reach a deal. Otherwise a purse bid is slated for October 22th at EBU Headquarters in Rome, Italy.



October 21st, 2009

Feature Story

Roach: Cotto will run!

By Nick Giongco

Freddie Roach has a gut feeling that Miguel Cotto is not going to press the action against Manny Pacquiao but will resort to being a counter-puncher in a bid to mess up the Filipino’s all-out attacking style when they meet on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas. Roach’s eyes lit up when told about reports about Cotto utilizing a 24×24 ring instead of the standard 18×18 that fighters normally use in preparing for fights. “Cotto will try to be a counter-puncher and be like (Juan Manuel) Marquez,” Roach told Fightnews Wednesday afternoon as he was awaiting the arrival of Pacquiao at the Gerry Penalosa Boxing Gym in Mandaluyong, putting sense into reports that Cotto is indeed using an oversized ring to prepare for Pacquiao. (more…)



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Vazquez Jr. to face “Poblanito”

On November 20, the popular series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO returns to the Kissimmee Civic Center. In the main event, WBO Latin champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. will put his title on the line against hard punching veteran Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Vazquez Jr. of Bayamon, Puerto Rico is ranked #5 WBO, #12 WBA and #15 WBC. He is 25 years old and has been a pro for almost 3 years. He will be making the 4th defense of his title and brings a record of 16-0-1, 13 KOs. “Poblanito” of Mexico City, Mexico on the other hand is a tested veteran of 43 fights in his 15 year pro career. He has wins over former world champions Rafael Marquez, Mauricio Martinez, Adonis Rivas and Francisco Tejedor and is a three-time world title challenger with a record of 36-7, 20 KOs. There will be a total of seven fights scheduled with the first bell at 8:30 PM. The event is being promoted by Tuto Zabala, Jr.and All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network. Tickets are already on sale at the Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave., Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412. Prices start at $15 (in advance).



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Hasegawa faces Morel

By Joe Koizumi

WBC bantamweight champ Hozumi Hasegawa (27-2, 11 KOs), making his commemorative tenth defense, will put his belt on the line against Puerto Rican Eric Morel (41-2, 21 KOs), ex-WBA flyweight titlist, in Kobe, Japan, on December 18. It was announced by his promoter/manager/trainer Masato Yamashita at a press conference yesterday. The 29-year-old Japanese southpaw seems to have abruptly become a hard-puncher, as he lately registered four pulverizing defenses in a row: Cristian Faccio (TKO2), Alejandro Valdez (TKO2), Vusi Malinga (TKO1) and Nestor Rocha (TKO1). Morel, however, will not be an easy challenger, as he, ranked atop by the WBO, is an excellent boxer-puncher with speed, skills and power, plus experience. After his comeback Morel, 34, decked six victories straight with three within the distance to his credit. Even if the Pueruto Rican veteran isn’t so easy, we, Japanese aficionados, look forward to watching Hasegawa’s fifth consecutive defense by KO, though we wish to see him fight a little longer than one or two rounds. Former WBC feather champ Takahiro Aoh (17-2-1, 8 KOs), a fast-moving and quick-punching southpaw, will appear on the undercard in his first appearance since his forfeiture of the belt to Elio Rojas on points this July.



October 21st, 2009

Announcement

Zeferino signs Griffin!

Live on PPV Oct. 30 from El Paso!

Zeferino Entertainment has just announced that middleweight contender Randy “The Gentleman” Griffin (24-2-3, 12 KO’s) has just signed a promotional agreement and will make his debut under the Zeferino Entertainment banner on the undercard of the “Latin Invasion 2″ PPV card on October 30 . . . . Click here for more

“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.



October 21st, 2009

UFC

UFC updates!

* Don’t miss an all new episode of The Ultimate Fighter® tonight at 10 on SPIKE
* UFC® Poker is here! Play for FREE right now!
* UFC® action comes to Memphis – Penn and Sanchez battle for the lightweight title on Saturday, December 12 – Tickets On Sale This Week
* Don’t miss UFC® 104 Live this Saturday night – Purchase on UFC.com before Friday night and get access to all the unaired prelims for free! Watch all the action in Smooth HD on UFC.com.
UFC.com – Countdown to UFC® 104 (Video) (more…)



October 21st, 2009

Announcement

Win a Trip to Ali’s hometown!

"The Greatest Inspire Greatness” contest sponsored by Everlast

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How has “The Greatest of All Time” Muhammad Ali™ inspired you to find your greatness within?  To kickoff the 100th Anniversary celebration of Everlast and to introduce the Everlast new line of Muhammad Ali™ replica products, Everlast is asking you to describe in 500 words or less how Muhammad Ali™ has inspired and influenced you to achieve greatness.  The Grand Prize is a trip for two (2) to Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville, KY and a private tour of the Muhammad Ali™ Center.  The Grand Prize winner will also receive the entire Muhammad Ali™ Collection by Everlast.  Two (2) Runner-Ups will receive a special prize pack featuring the complete line of products from the Muhammad Ali™ Collection by Everlast.  To enter, please visit Muhammad Ali™ “The Greatest Inspire Greatness” contest site



October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Scores from Froch-Dirrell

Due to popular demand, below is a breakdown of the official scoring from the Froch-Dirrell fight from the TrentFM Arena in Nottingham, England.

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October 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Cintron arrives in PR!

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Former world welterweight champion Kermit “Killer” Cintrón (31-2-1, 27 KOs) arrived in Puerto Rico today. Cintron will fight for his first time in Puerto as a professional when he takes on Juliano Ramos (15-2, 12 KOs) of Brazil this Saturday in a scheduled for 10 round welterweight main event. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will be an edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series . PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. For more details and photos click here…



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

FIGHT CAMP 360° Update

SHOWTIME Sports and NFL Films are entranced in the camps of Kessler and Ward as they prepare episode two of the critically acclaimed new reality show FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic. A release date for episode two of the show, which gives fight fans unprecedented access into the lives of the participants in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, will be announced soon.



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Spinks-Molina Halloween night!

IBF’s Chairman of the Championship Committee Lindsey Tucker has confirmed that IBF junior middleweight champion Cory Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs) will defend his title against fellow Don King stablemate Carlos Molina (17-4-1, 5 KOs). The bout will take place at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 31.



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Hershman “thrilled” with Super Six

As reported by Lem Satterfield at FanHouse on Monday, Ken Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, is thrilled with the success of the first two fights of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Hershman said that the two fights showed that “there are no easy fights in this tournament,” and, “You’re at risk at any moment in any of these fights….The launch was great. The production was great. Carl Froch sold more tickets than he had ever sold with over 10,000 people in Nottingham, and Arthur Abraham sold out his arena with over 14,000 people. These events have been spectacular, so we’re really, really thrilled with how things are going so far.”



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Berto joins Everlast Workout

WBC Welterweight World Champion Andre Berto will join fellow professional boxing stars in a nationwide launch of a new boxing workout created by Everlast and 24 Hour Fitness on Saturday. Berto will take part in the Everlast Shadow Box Workout on Saturday at the Town & Country 24 Hour Fitness location in Miami, Fla. He is headlining the launch of the unique workout in his home state of Florida, participating in the 45-minute class on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (more…)



October 20th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Rye Brook, NY

David Telesco 176 vs Byron Mitchell 177 1/2
Jon Schneider 193 1/2 vs John Douglas 198
Eilon Kedem 122 1/4 vs Julio Valadez 121
Ahmad Mickens 175 1/2 vs Todd Eriksson 173
Ian Millarvie 263 1/4 vs Terrell Nelson 249
Richard Brown 195 1/4 vs Andrew Hutchinson 195 1/2
Venue: Hilton Rye Town Hotel, Rye Brook, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing
Tickets: $40, $60, $100



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Rees in Prizefighter tourney

The popular one-day Prizefighter tournament returns on December 4 at the National Hall, Olympia in London with the first ever light-welterweight competition. Ex WBA world champion Gavin Rees (28-1, 14 KOs) is among the eight, as are Ted Bami (26-5, 13 KOs), Jason Cook (25-2, 12 KOs) and Colin Lynes (31-6, 12 KOs), who have all held European belts. Former British title holders David Barnes (24-1-1, 11 KOs), Barry Morrison (17-4, 7 KOs) and Young Mutley (26-3, 13 KOs) will also be vying for the £32,000 winner’s prize, while Southern Area Champion Lee Purdy (12-1-1, 6 KOs) completes the line-up. October’s Prizefighter Heavyweights III, which was won by Audley Harrison, recorded the highest rating for any Sky Sports boxing show in recent times and this competition will again be screened on Sky Sports.



October 20th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Kiev

Photo: K2 East Promotions

Photo: K2 East Promotions

By Alexey Sukachev

Vyacheslav Uzelkov 174.5 vs. Tomas Adamek 174.5
(WBA I/C Light Heavyweight title)
Maxim Bursak 163 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 159.5
Alexander Ustinov 304.5 vs Andrey Kindrich ?? *
Victor Plotnikov 149.5 vs. David Tlashadze 146
Valery Brazhnik 148 vs. Gary Abajan 146¾
Alaudin Murtazaliev 169.5 vs. Andrey Monakhov 171.5
Alexander Spirko 156.5 vs. Dmitry Balotsky 152.5
Kostya Rovensky 154 vs. Mikheil Khucishvili 154
Artem Ayvazidi 141 vs. Oleg Tolochko ?? *
Nikolay Israelian 225 vs. Andrey Gursky 208
Georgy Gechechiladze 126.5 vs. Nazar Naumchuk 127
Alexey Bondarenko ?? * vs. Ruslan Memetov ?? *
* – to weigh-in later
Venue: Kiev Palace of Sports
Promoter: K2 East Promotions
TV: Inter



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Agbeko-Perez heats up!

IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (27-1, 22 KOs) not only promises a victory, Oct. 31 at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, but a knockout over challenger, No. 1 Contender Yonnhy “El Columbiano” Perez (19-0, 17 KOs). “He is going to have his first loss,” Agbeko told the media today on a national teleconference. “I am going to be the first one to knock him out.”

Perez, who is coming off an impressive last-round knockout of Silence Mabuza, would not give a specific prediction to counter Agbeko’s claims, but countered by saying, “He should not spit too much into the air, for it might fall on his face.”  Stay tuned for a full story tomorrow.



October 20th, 2009

UFC

UFC updates!

* UFC® Poker is here! Play for FREE right now!
* UFC® action comes to Memphis – Penn and Sanchez battle for the lightweight title on Saturday, December 12 – Tickets On Sale This Week
* Don’t miss UFC® 104 Live this Saturday night – Purchase on UFC.com before Friday night and get access to all the unaired prelims for free! Watch all the action in Smooth HD on UFC.com.
UFC.com – Chael Sonnen – The Real Straight Talk Express Rolls Into LA (more…)



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

No Joke: Stewart returns

Former No. 1 junior welterweight contender Mike “No Joke” Stewart, of New Castle, DE, continues his comback when he takes on Louie Leija, of San Antonio, TX, in a scheduled six-round fight Saturday evening, Nov. 7, at Bally’s Atlantic City. Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round contest between Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, and Richard Gutierrez, of Mimi, FL, for Jones’ North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title. First fight at 7.30 p.m. Stewart, 31, is now boxing as a welterweight. He ended an 18-month layoff April 24 when he earned a six-round decision over Luis Albert Santiago, of Philadelphia, at Dover (DE) Downs. Stewart would like to return to Dover Downs next year as the headliner. (more…)



October 20th, 2009

Boxing News

OPI 2000 wins EBU purse bid

Will promote Brancalion-Cleverly clash

OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) won today in Rome at the EBU’s headquarter the purse bid to stage the vacant EBU light heavyweight championship between Antonio Brancalion and Nathan Cleverly. OPI 2000 with an offer of €63,717 outbid Frank Warren Promotions (€60,000) and Double “A” Promotions (€27,500).



October 20th, 2009

Feature Story

Q&A: Edwin Valero

Photo courtesy WBC

Photo courtesy WBC

By Robert Coster

Is Edwin Valero the man nobody wants to face? The unbeaten, dynamite punching WBC lightweight champion with 25 knockouts in 25 fights is calling out for the big name boxers, Pacquiao, Mayweather or any other fighter in the face of the planet, to dare step into the ring and face his murderous fists. Yet, there are many pundits who feel that Valero has yet to face a real, stern test by facing a truly elite boxer. The fact is that Valero remains an enigma to many and even more so because the southpaw destroyer has been fighting outside of the USA. First Edwin was denied fights in American rings for over five years for allegedly having failed an MRI test. After finally getting OK’d to fight in Austin, Texas in April, Valero has subsequently been denied a US visa. Fightnews sat down with the brazen, supremely confident champion to discuss the visa controversy, his hopes for the future and his real frustration at not being given the opportunity to fight those marquee name boxers who he feels are evading him. (more…)



October 20th, 2009




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