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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Boxing News

Bonsu-Bailey make weight

Eva Asdou

Jackson Osei Bonsu (31-3, 24 KOs) and former world champion Randall Bailey (40-7, 35 KOs) both made weight today for their IBF# 2 spot welterweight eliminator scheduled for tomorrow. The site of the event will be at the Lotto Arena, in Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium. Bonsu weighed in at 146.5 while Bailey weighed in at 146.7. Maximum weight allowed was 147lbs.



March 18th, 2010



Feature Story

Q&A: Arthur Abraham

Sauerland Event

King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) will return to the USA on Saturday to continue his preparation for the eagerly-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown with Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs). The two super-middleweights lock horns at the famous Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, March 27 (LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT – delayed on the west coast). Boxing-Online.com caught up with the tournament point leader in his training camp in Kienbaum, 20 miles east of Berlin. (more…)



March 18th, 2010

Interview

Q&A Robert Garcia

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

Former junior lightweight champion Robert “Grandpa” Garcia, of Oxnard, CA is one of the hottest and fastest rising trainers in the boxing game. Garcia currently trains Steven Luevano, Brian Viloria, unbeaten lightweight contender Brandon Rios as well as his younger brother, and undefeated featherweight contender Miguel Garcia. Garcia has also been called in to assist in the training of former flyweight champion Nonito Donaire and welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez and he also coaches quite a few nationally ranked amateur fighters at his recently opened gym, the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. We recently caught up with Garcia and here’s what he had to say. For more details and photos click here…



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Cameron beats Hopoate

Brock Ellis

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world rated heavyweight Shane Cameron (24-2, 20 KOs) defeated John Hopoate (12-5, 11 KOs) when the referee disqualified the former Australian heavyweight champion for continuous holding in round two at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Thursday. Cameron was coming off a second round loss to David Tua in 2009. Click here for more photos…



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Holyfield-Botha PPV info

Details are set for the pay-per-view telecast for Evander Holyfield against Frans Botha on April 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “The Legend Returns,” presented by Crown Boxing, is being distributed in the United States and Canada by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM ET/6PM PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV, for a suggested $29.95.



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Dave Spencer

World champion Lucian Bute swings the big hammer as he preps for his upcoming April 17th IBF super middleweight defense against Edison Miranda. Bute is training in Miami, Florida for the upcoming HBO split-site telecast which also features Kelly Pavlik versus Sergio Martinez.



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Bundu-Jerez in Italy

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

Promoter Mario Loreni will stage an exposive WBA Intercontinental title clash at the welterweight limit on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. Italian boxing superstar Leonard Bundu (20-0-1, 6 KOs) and former South American challenger Carlos Adan Jerez (30-11-3, 16 KOs) are the co-challengers for the vacant crown. Both fighters are very hard and strong warriors. ‘Boom Boom’ Bundu, a former amateur star is extremely popular in Italy, due to his power and his aggressive style and currently is the European Union 147lb titlist, but Jerez, is a real ‘steel-man’ with vicious punch and is probably at the peak of his career, after a very impressive 2009, where he has knocked out former WBA contender Javier Alberto Mamani. (more…)



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Linares in Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBC and WBA world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares has arrived in Venezuela from Japan to finalize his preparations for his March 27th comeback fight at the Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas, La Guaira. Linares faces Francisco Lorenzo in his first fight since his shock KO1 loss to Juan Salgado last October in Tokyo. “I’m doing well, without problems and am happy to be able to come to fight here after almost five years,” said Linares. “I didn’t come for the holidays, I came to work. I needed this time to recover mentally. I thought I’d come back at 132 pounds or so. Nevertheless, this fight will be in the super feather category which pleases me because it’ll be a challenge for me. I’m happy me to fight again in my country and this is one of my motivations.”



March 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Morales sets sights on Pacquiao

Three-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, the last opponent to defeat Manny Pacquiao, returns from a 2 1/2-year layoff March 27 to headline “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico. . . . Click here for more



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Super Six Update

Green doubts Ward will ever fight him

As reported, WBA World Champion Andre Ward has suffered an injury and is unable to fight Allan Green on April 24. The scheduled Group Stage 2 tournament matchup between WBC world championship Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will take place as planned on Saturday, April 24, from Herning Denmark, airing on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT as a one-fight card (same-day delay). The Ward vs. Green bout, a Group Stage 2 matchup of the Super Six World Boxing Classic and Ward’s first world title defense, will be rescheduled.

“I honestly don’t think he will ever get in the ring with me,” said Green earlier this week. “I don’t think this is a fight Andre Ward and his people ever wanted… If I had it my way he’d take a cortisone shot and fight on April 24. I seriously doubt he’s ever going to fight me….. I hope it’s valid, because there’s been a lot put into this from everybody involved and there’s no time to play games…” (more…)



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Tajbert now WBC 130lb champ

The WBC is officially appointing Vitaly Tajbert, from Germany, as the undisputed WBC super featherweight world champion as of today. Vitaly Tajbert won the WBC interim super featherweight championship by defeating Humberto Gutierrez, from Mexico, last November 11. Reigning champion Humberto Soto was ordered to meet Tajbert but he requested WBC permission to remain as super featherweight champion until he climbed into the ring to fight for the WBC lightweight championship, which he won this past Saturday night at the Cowboys stadium in Dallas, Texas. Soto is now the WBC lightweight champion and in strict adherence to the WBC Rules and Regulations, Vitaly Tajbert becomes the undisputed super featherweight champion of the world.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

HBO: Klitschkos confuse fans

Greenburg: People have trouble differentiating

By Karl Freitag

One of the reasons IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s defense of the unified heavyweight title against Philadelphia’s Eddie Chambers won’t be televised in the United States is that HBO executives believe U.S. fight fans can’t tell the difference between Wladimir and his brother, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

Ed Mulholland

“For a while, Wladimir was hell-bent on maintaining a presence in the United States, and we were starting to break through with him,” Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports, told ESPN. “Unfortunately, at the same time, his brother decided to come back, so that kind of confused the consumer again in the United States. People have trouble differentiating.” The 51,000+ in attendance and 110 countries that ARE televising the world heavyweight championship fight have managed to differentiate between the brothers. What about you?

Can you tell the difference between Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko?

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March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Oquendo contract dispute

It was announced earlier today that heavyweight ‘Fast’ Fres Oquendo has signed a promotional contract with Roy Jones Jr., Square Ring Promotions. However, Chicago promoter Bobby Hit says Oquendo still has a current and binding contract with Hitz Boxing. Hitz says he is determined to defend his contract with Oquendo and resolve this matter through all legal channels available. “Typical Fres…what more can I say?” stated Hitz.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Chagaev training video

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Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev (25-1, 17 KOs) is looking forward to his upcoming WBA eliminator fight against Australian top ranked contender Kali Meehan (35-3, 29 KOs). The boxing career of 31 year old Chagaev has been kind of a roller coaster. He holds a win over “Russian Giant” Nicolay Valuev and he lost his last fight 10 months ago against WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of a 60,000+ crowd at Veltins Arena in Schalke. Now he is back in action with the WBA eliminator bout against “Checkmate” Meehan on May 22 in Germany with an eye on regaining his world title soon after.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko, Chambers workouts

Pavel 'Eagle Eye' Terekhov

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers both looked sharp today during a public workout in Düsseldorf, Germany. Chambers displayed his lightning quick reflexes and ring movement, while Klitschko exhibited his power-punching to an appreciative crowd. They meet Saturday night in front of 51,000 at the Esprit Arena. Click here for more photos…



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Vegas title twinbill postponed

An attractive world championship doubleheader on March 26 featuring cruiserweights Steve Cunningham vs. Matt Godfrey for the vacant IBF title and IBF jr middleweight champion Cory Spinks against Cornelius Bundrage has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is that contractual issues arose between ESPN and DKP regarding the TV deal for Friday Night Fights that were unable to be resolved.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxers wanted for TV parts

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking male and female boxers, trainers and cutmen for possible ongoing work on a new FX TV project called “Lights Out,” filming from March to July 2010. All ages and ethnicities are being sought, but applicants must have current, real life boxing, training or cutman experience. Please send a recent picture, clothing sizes and contact info to lightsout@gwcnyc.com. Write REAL BOXING EXPERIENCE in the subject line of your email.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Square Ring inks Oquendo

USBA and NABA Heavyweight Champion “Fast Fres” Oquendo 32-5 (31 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Square Ring Promotions and will face former two-time world champion Jean Marc Mormeck 34-4 (22 KOs) on May 6, 2010 at the Halle Carpentier arena in Paris, France. “We were very fortunate in signing Oquendo that Mormeck and his promotional company, J3M Promotions, who we’ve been collaborating with, were interested in fighting Oquendo in his next heavyweight bout,” said John Wirt, CEO of Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions. “I see it as a crossroads fight between two outstanding veterans with the winner being in line for a world title opportunity.” (more…)



March 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Chambers poised for upset

Story by Rick Scharmberg

“Fast” Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will realize his dream of fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world next Saturday, when he challenges WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. Chambers, rated #1 in the WBO and #3 in the IBF, earned his shot with impressive wins over former WBC heavyweight champion Sam Peter and unbeaten contender Alexander Dimitrenko . . . click here for more



March 17th, 2010

Photo

Photo of the day


Chambers camp ready for battle: Rob Murray Jr (co-trainer), Rob Murray Sr. (trainer and mentor), Steve Chambers (Eddie’s brother), Eddie Chambers and Robert Hines  (cutman) line up for a group shot in Dusseldorf, Germany.



March 17th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC® Confirms Full Fight Card For UFC 111: The lineup is set for the UFC’s return to New Jersey on Saturday, March 27th.
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UFC® Comes To Versus This Sunday Night: Brandon Vera and Jon Jones go head-to-head in a light heavyweight battle, plus hard-hitting Junior dos Santos looks to continue his climb up the heavyweight ladder as he takes on Gabriel Gonzaga.
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UFC® Fight Club Presale Begins Next Week For VIP Fan Expo Packages: Starts Tuesday, March 23 at 10am PT – Join today for first access to tickets. Only 535 packages are available, so get them while they last!



March 17th, 2010

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March 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Khan, Malignaggi ready for fight

Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

By Matt Richardson

As the energy in the proposed super middleweight “Super Six” tournament continues to dwindle due to postponements and pull-outs, boxing fans who like the idea of a series of fights in a particular weight division can now begin to look further down the scale. Over the next few months, the attention will likely shift to what has become arguably the best and most exciting division in the sport: the 140-pound, junior welterweight class. While not as regimented as the tournament at 168 (this isn’t a tournament at all), the fights on tap promise to be significant and exciting. Two of these matches were announced on Tuesday morning at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, the site of an HBO-televised double-header on May 15. (more…)



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

10th Birthday for SES Boxing

SES

Congratulations to SES Boxing, which celebrated its tenth year in the boxing business on Tuesday. It was March 16, 2000, when Ulf Steinforth founded Sport Events Steinforth (SES), and thus laid the foundation stone for the first professional boxing promotional company in eastern Germany. SES has since presented 65 boxing cards. “These ten years have fulfilled my dream of sporting success,” says Steinforth, who has two of his reigning world champions scheduled to defend their belts in April. IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (on 4/9 in Ljubljana) and WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (on 4/17 in Magdeburg).



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Rubio top Cancun card

Featured fighters on Saturday’s card billed as “Win or Die in the City” taking place at “The City” Discotheque in Cancun, are rolling into the the famous Yucatan resort. Headlining the event are Mexican favorites Jhonny Gonzalez and Marco Antonio Rubio. Former world champion Gonzalez (42-7, 36 KOs) faces Antonio Davis (26-5, 13 KOs) in a WBC featherweight eliminator, while longtime middleweight contender Rubio (45-5-1, 39 KOs) meets Jeison Palomeque (12-3-1, 7 KOs). More plus more photos…



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Cermeño in Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA interim bantamweight world champion Nehomar Cermeño has returned home to Venezuala for his March 27 fight with full WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno at the Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas in La Guaira, Venezuela. Cermeño trained for the bout in Panama. “We don’t have any doubts that all is well,” said Cermeño. “There’s no problems with weight and we are ready. We’ve already finished sparring and now we just have to maintain our condition.” Cermeño added that the strategy for the bout is set and ” you can expect that on March 27 I will win the absolute world title.” Panamanian Moreno will arrive in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday from Mexico City where he trained for the bout. The card is promoted by Boxtrack.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Lora to face Estrada 4/10

Boxing returns to the The Show at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California on April 10th when unbeaten welterweight Orlando Lora (26-0-1, 18 KOs) takes on former world title challenger David Estrada (23-6, 14 KOs) with Lora’s WBC Intercontinental championship on the line. The bout will be televised on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Tickets, priced at $55, $45, $35 and $25, go on sale Saturday at 10AM and may be purchased at The Show Box Office, online at HotWaterCasino.com/TheShow or by calling 800-585-3737.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

IBF Purse Bid: Brinkley-Bika

A purse bid was held in the IBF office today for the IBF super middleweight eliminator for #1 between Jesse Brinkley and Sakio Bika. InterBox Promotions was the winning bidder with a bid of $134,616. Star Boxing bid $111,000, and Golden Boy Promotions bid $102,000. InterBox has 90 days to put this fight on.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Sugar Shane Mosley Statement

“I would like to congratulate Manny on his victory Saturday night even though I think it put most of the fans watching to sleep. Now it’s time for the world to focus on May 1 when I promise you nobody will be sleeping except for Floyd after I knock him out and send him back into retirement. Maybe if Floyd comes back a second time, he and Manny will fight one day, but it will only be for the opportunity to fight me again:, the man who beat both of them.”



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Eddie Chambers Video

By Uwe Betker

Below are links to videos made today (Tuesday) at the Freudenreich Professional Boxing Gym in Düsseldorf, Germany. The first link is to a video of Eddie Chambers’ private training session. The second link is to a comment from Chambers.



March 16th, 2010




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