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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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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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More Camera Clicks from Macau

More Camera Clicks from Macau

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri ...

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Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

Cleverly-Bellew heats up at press conference

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again at today's press conference – and both men predicted KO wins ...

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Boxing Result

Akaho wins OPBF 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese banger Ryo Akaho (16-0-2, 10 KOs), 115, impressively acquired the vacant OPBF super-flyweight belt as he floored previously unbeaten Australian champ Fred Mandraby (12-1-1, 6 KOs), 112.5, four times before his corner didn’t allow him to go on after the fifth round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to the stoppage Akaho was widely leading on points: scoring referee Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand) and judge Frank Hadley (Australia) both 50-41, and judge Yuji Fukuchi (Japan) 49-42, all in the aggressive Akaho’s favor. (more…)



May 18th, 2011



Boxing News

Gutierrez-Palacios WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Colombian referee Uriel Aguilera will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBA interim miniumweight champion Samuel Gutierrez (27-5-2, 18 KOs) defends against Nicaraguan Former World (27-3, 21 KOs) at San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida, Puebla, Mexico on Saturday. The three judges are Ignacio Robles (Panama) , Jayson Garcia (USA) and Sergio Caiz (USA). The fight Supervisor is Miguel Prado(Panama).



May 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Braehmer-Cleverly off

WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer will not be able to defend his title against interim titlist Nathan Cleverly on Saturday in London after a cut suffered in training reopened on Tuesday. Braehmer will not be traveling to London today as scheduled.

Cleverly is still planning to fight a late substitute on Saturday night. Promoter Frank Warren is seeking to have the WBO strip Braehmer of the belt and have Cleverly elevated to full championship status.

This is the third straight fight Braehmer has pulled out of. First he pulled out of a July 2010 defense against Alejandro Lakatus in Schwein, Germany, citing a back injury. Then in January he pulled out of a title unification clash with WBA champ Beibut Shumenov in Kazakhstan after allegedly falling ill.



May 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Webster-Robinson on June 4

By Rick Scharmberg

Unbeaten Derrick Webster (7-0, 5 KOs), of Glassboro, NJ will face Louis Robinson (2-3-1, 1 KO), of Philadelphia, PA in the six round light heavyweight main event on Saturday, June 4 at the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Township, NJ. In the co-feature, Philadelphia’s Charles Hayward (6-2, 2 KOs) takes on William Chouloute (1-3, 1 KO), of Chicago, IL in a six round super middleweight bout. Nedal Promotions is presenting the scheduled eight-bout show. (more…)



May 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Puerto Rico Update

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. will rest for one month and then start training gradually with the intention to return to a ten-rounder and then look for a title bout at 122 pounds in 2012 without ruling out a rematch with his conqueror Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce as announced his trainer and father Wilfredo Vazquez.
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Super prospect Jose Pedraza (2-0, 2 KOs) will fight on the June 10 “Boricua Invasion” show in New York City against Tomi Archambul (1-1) in a six rounder that and in all probability will be opening the ESPN2 telecast.



May 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Shimoda to defend in the U.S.

By Joe Koizumi

Teiken Promotions, presided by Hall of Famer promoter Akihiko Honda, announced on Monday that three boxers under its wing would fight abroad in the US and Mexico. Newly crowned WBA super-bantam champ Akifumi Shimoda (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will risk his belt against unbeaten mandatory challenger Rico Ramos (19-0, 10 KOs) in Atlantic City, NJ, on July 9. Shimoda, a fast-punching southpaw, dethroned Ryol-li Lee by dropping him three times this January, and will make his initial defense there. For more details and photos click here…



May 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez-Pacquiao Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the LA Times that Juan Manuel Marquez has signed to fight Manny Pacquiao for a third time on November 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Golden Boy Promotions has the contractual right to match any offer to Marquez through next February, however, and Arum told the Times that Golden Boy has not yet issued its “approval and consent” for the fight to go ahead.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Martinez eyes October return

By Francisco Salazar

Middleweight king and one of the best fighters in the world today Sergio Martinez will return to the ring in early October, promoter Lou DiBella told Fightnews.com. Martinez has been penciled in to fight the winner of the Sebastian Zbik-Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. world title bout, which will take place on June 4th at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. DiBella is looking at three different venues to host the fight, depending on the fighter who wins the bout or against Marco Antonio Rubio. Last month, Rubio stopped hard-hitting middleweight David Lemieux in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in a title eliminator bout.

Sampson Lewkowicz, advisor to Martinez, confirmed that the bout will take place in Connecticut should Zbik come out victorious next month. “Zbik has verbally accepted an offer to fight Martinez should he beat Chavez,” Lewkowicz told Fightnews.com. “If Chavez wins, then the WBC will dictate who he will fight.” (more…)



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Rojas, Montes arrive in Chiapas

Photos and report by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

The arrival of world champion Thomas Rojas and his challenger, Juan José Montes caused a great uproar in the community of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Rojas (35-12-1, 23 KOs) will be making the second defense of his WBC super flyweight title against Montes (19-1-1, 12 KOs) next Saturday, May 21st in what will be the opening of the brand new Metropolitan Arena in Chiapas, Mexico. The event is presented by Zanfer in coordination with the government of Chiapas and will be broadcast by TV Azteca and Fox Sports. Click here for more photos…



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Braehmer-Cleverly officials

The WBO announced today the names of the officials who will work this Saturday in the light heavyweight title bout between champion Juergen Braehmer and interim titlist Nathan Cleverly, to be held at O2 Arena in London, England. WBO president, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel reported that for this match the referee will be Mark Nelson, from Minnesota, while the judges are Minnesota’s Denny Nelson, Carlos Ortiz, from New York and Cesar Ramos, from Puerto Rico. This will be the second title defense for Braehmer (36-2, 29 KOs). Cleverly’s record is unbeaten 21-0, 10 KOs. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan. Also on this card, Frank Gavin (9-0, 8 KOs) and Young Mutley (29-5, 14 KOs) will fight for the WBO Inter-Continental vacant title.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Farhood speaks at Ring 8

Tonight at 7p ET in Long Island City

Award-winning boxing writer and television announcer Steve Farhood and “Light’s Out” star Holt McCallany are the speakers this Tuesday (May 17th) for the monthly RING 8 meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City. In addition, 2011 New York Golden Gloves Tournament finalists who were unable to attend last month’s RING 8 meeting will be in attendance as honorary RING 8 members throughout this year. (more…)



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye Video

Impressions of the Press Conference with Pro-Boxers Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye in Hamburg.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Froch-Johnson trailer

The Super Six World Boxing Class Semifinals continue on June 4 with a critical bout between Carl “The Cobra” Froch and the latest addition to the tournament of elite super middleweights, Glen Johnson.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Pascal, Hopkins transcript

Last week WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins held international media conference calls to discuss their world championship rematch on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Their first fight, which took place December 18, 2010, ended in a controversial majority draw. Here’s the official transcript for both calls. (more…)



May 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Tenkai keeps WBA female belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA female super-fly champ Tsunami Tenkai (18-3, 7 KOs), 114, looked so impressive as she made her fourth defense by lopsidedly battering Petchsairoong Lookisaikongdin (13-10), 112.25, of Thailand, dropped the challenger with a flurry of punches in the second session and finally stopped the Thailander at 1:25 of the third session in a scheduled ten-rounder on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Salvador Sanchez II Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican super featherweight prospect Salvador Sanchez II is accelerating his training in Mexico City in preparation for a return to the ring on May 28 against a TBA. Sanchez trains daily in the Pino Suarez Gym with trainer Rudy Perez in pursuit of higher learning and developing a Mexican style for his boxing future. He travels daily from Toluca to Mexico City going one hour each way. (more…)



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Green, Tarver Presser Quotes

Photos: Team Tarver

Yesterday Antonio Tarver and Danny Green had their first press conference at the Sydney Entertainment Center, site of their July 20 IBF cruiser clash billed as “Judgment Day.” Both fighters were very respectful to each other, but also very confident about victory.

Antonio Tarver: “This is a big fight for both of us. I know he’s tough and not going to let me just walk in his backyard and take the title without making a strong showing for himself. I have to take it from him and I don’t expect the fight to go the distance. I’m not planning on going 12 rounds with this fight. I want to get him out early, because 12 rounds with Danny Green is a lot of work and he has knockout power. I have no plans being on Danny Green’s resume as a lost. I’m sure he’s going to try and test the waters with his aggressive style like he did against Roy Jones Jr., but I’m no Roy Jones Jr..”

Danny Green: “Antonio Tarver is going to be a hard fighter for me to hit. He has size, skills, experience and he’s a southpaw.. It’s going to be tough fight for me. I’m not planning on giving up my World Title. I have a lot of homework to do. This will no doubt be the hardest fight of my career. If I’m not prepared, I will lose this fight. What I like about this fight is it will allow me another opportunity to make my name and it will open other doors for me. I will be ready on July 20th.”

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May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Cleverly focused on Braehmer

Nathan Cleverly has welcomed Carl Froch’s admission that he’s Froch’s radar, but is focusing first on his world title fight this Saturday night against WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer at The O2 in London. “I’ve got nothing but respect for Froch and that would be a cracking fight down the line,” said Cleverly. “If Froch does intend to come up to light-heavyweight, then who better to fight than me with a world title on the line? I’ve got to get a big win on the world stage first, and it won’t come much bigger than Braehmer. He’s the only thing that I’m focused on at the moment, and I’m not taking my eye off the ball this Saturday because a win is crucial. First I’ve got to deal with Braehmer in style on Saturday night, then not only will Froch take me seriously, but so will the Americans. This is my chance to put myself in the spotlight and I intend to take it.” The fight can be seen live in the UK on Sky Box Office, in Germany via a PPV webcast on BILD.de, and in the USA on EPIX.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Chicago boxing news

Chicago fight fans can meet middleweight contender Andy Lee and celebrity ring announcer Amy Hayes tonight at the at 6:30PM at the Real Time Sports Bar in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. All the fighters appearing on Hitz Boxing’s “Rosemont Rumble” event on Wednesday night at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will being weighing in. In the main event, Lee (25-1, 19 KOs) takes on Alex Bunema (31-7-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the NABF and NABA middleweight belts.
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Chicago’s Polish Prince Andrzej Fonfara (17-2-1, 8 KOs) faces Anthony Russell on Friday in the ten round main event at Windy City Fight Night 17 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The fight will be for the vacant WBO/NABO light heavyweight belt. The card is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.



May 17th, 2011

Boxing News

NFL’s Ray Edwards debuts Friday

By Jesse Kelley

6’5, 270lb former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards will make his professional boxing debut this Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN. Despite having no prior boxing experience, pro or amateur, the 26-year-old Edwards has sports fans buzzing in anticipation for the soon to be prizefighter to step off the gridiron and through the ropes. Edwards told Fightnews before the start of last year’s football season that he is not worried about the lack of ring experience because of the advantage his athletic background should bring. (more…)



May 17th, 2011




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