Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Tonight: FIGHT CAMP 360°

The latest installment of the acclaimed documentary series from SHOWTIME Sports® — FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic — returns to SHOWTIME® with episode 7 premiering tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode 7 chronicles the Super Six World Boxing Classic in the days preceding Andre Ward vs. Allan Green. Plus, with unlimited access, FIGHT CAMP 360° takes viewers inside the training camps and into the lives of the fighters as they prepared for their impending bouts. And finally, episode 7 goes to Denmark as Mikkel Kessler makes the painful decision to withdraw from the tournament. (more…)

The latest installment of the acclaimed documentary series from SHOWTIME Sports® — FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World …


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Pacquiao-Margarito Quick Quotes

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolled into the Big Apple today. Here’s what they had to say:

Pacquiao: Margarito is taller and bigger than me. He’s an aggressive fighter who throws a lot of punches, the opposite of my last opponent. It’s going to be a good fight.
Margarito: I’m still very hungry. I’ve always wanted to be a WBC champion. Pacquiao’s a great fighter. I expect a tough fight. I’m going to win this fight.
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach: I predict a win by knockout….Manny’s skill will be too much for him.
Margarito trainer Robert Garcia: Expect an upset!
Click here for more photos…

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolled into the Big Apple today. Here’s what they …



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Baldomir, Alvarez speak

By Karl Freitag

Super welterweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 KOs) and former world champ Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 KOs) hosted an international media conference call today to discuss preparations for their upcoming bout on the September 18 “200: Celebrate and Dominate” Mosley vs. Mora pay-per-view telecast.

Saul Alvarez: “Every opponent I’ve faced has said they’re going to knock me out. I don’t care about words, I’m going to be the winner…I’m motivated for this fight. Baldomir is a great fighter, I have to get beyond fighters like him for a world title.”

Regarding Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “I’ll fight Chavez Jr anytime, it’s up to my promoters. Let them talk and reach an agreement, but I will fight him — no problem.”

Carlos Baldomir: “I don’t think I’m going to see anything I haven’t seen before. I think he’s a novice. I think he’s good but I’m better…When the bell rings I’m going to come at him. I’m going for the KO…I’ve beat all the Mexicans I’ve faced and I plan to make him the next.”

By Karl Freitag Super welterweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 KOs) and former world champ Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 …


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Sturm, Lorenzo workout

By Uwe Betker
Photos: Uwe Betker

The German middleweight WBA Super World Champion Felix Sturm (33-2-1, KOs 14) and the challenger Giovanni Lorenzo (29-2-0, KOs 21) from Dominican Republic had a public workout. A lot of fans watched the boxers in the shopping mall “Köln Arcaden”. Lorenzo made time for the fans and signed many autographs and gave many photos away. For more details and photos click here…

By Uwe Betker Photos: Uwe Betker The German middleweight WBA Super World Champion Felix Sturm (33-2-1, KOs 14) and the …




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Senchenko-Navarro pics

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos by Union Boxing

WBA welterweight champion Viacheslav Senchenko (31-0, 20 KOs) won a unanimous decision win over Charlie Jose Navarro (18-4, 13 KOs) on Monday night at Lenin Square in Donetsk, Ukraine. Judges scored it 115-113 (twice) and 116-112. Fightnews.com scored 115-113 for Senchenko. Click here for more photos…

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Photos by Union Boxing WBA welterweight champion Viacheslav Senchenko (31-0, 20 KOs) won a unanimous decision …


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Unbeaten super middles collide

“The Boxing 360 Series,” presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions and sponsored by Boxing 360, will include three New York City-based shows in 2010, starting September 24 at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square. Other series dates are tentatively set for November 4 and December 10. The inaugural show will be headlined by undefeated Boxing 360 super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (12-0-1, 7 KOs), the Guyanese champion now living in Brooklyn. Allen will be fighting Nick Brinson (7-0-1, 5 KOs), of Geneva (NY), in the 8-round main event for the vacant New York State title. (more…)

“The Boxing 360 Series,” presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions and sponsored by Boxing 360, will include three New York …


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Prizefighter: Heavyweights IV

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield signalled the return of Prizefighter on Saturday 9 October after performing the draw for the Heavyweights IV. The five-time World champion performed the draw in central London with a “wildcard” in the draw as promoters Matchroom Sport close in on a big name to complete the line-up for the 14th outing of Barry Hearn’s eight-man, one night tournament, live on Sky Sports – with the winner scooping £32,000.

PRIZEFIGHTER HEAVYWEIGHTS IV LINEUP:
Michael Holden v Kevin McBride
Wildcard v Carl Baker
Michael Sprott v Danny Hughes
Matt Skelton v Ali Adams
(more…)

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield signalled the return of Prizefighter on Saturday 9 October after performing the draw for the Heavyweights …


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Tickets on sale for El Paso

With an exciting co-main event featuring undefeated local prospect Abraham Han (10-0, 9 KO’s) against the rugged Mexican brawler Hilario Lopez (12-10-1, 8 KO’s), Zeferino Entertainment’s eagerly anticipated “El Paso Superfight 2” is already emerging as one of the most talked about boxing events of the year for boxing fans in the Southwest.  Zeferino Entertainment has just announced that tickets for the September 24 event will go on sale Wednesday morning at 10 AM MST. (more…)

With an exciting co-main event featuring undefeated local prospect Abraham Han (10-0, 9 KO’s) against the rugged Mexican brawler Hilario …



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Boytsov back in the gym

Universum heavyweight Denis Boytsov (27-0, 22 KOs) is back. Rated in the top five of all world organizations, the unbeaten Boytsovhas returned from hand surgery and for first time is in the clutches of trainer Artur Grigorian. Following several weeks of rehab and a vacation in Russia, Boytsov’s first workout went very well. “It’s amazing what power he already has,” marveled Boytsov’s trainer Artur Grigorian. “And most importantly, no more pain! We’re very happy. But we have to start gently and calmly build up until we are at 100 percent load. It’ll still take some time.” more + photos

Universum heavyweight Denis Boytsov (27-0, 22 KOs) is back. Rated in the top five of all world organizations, the unbeaten …


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Meehan-Quinn weigh-in

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ray Wheatley

Don King’s WBA #8 heavyweight Kali Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) weighed in at 238.9 lbs and Miami-based Evans Quinn (18-4-1, 16 KOs) weighed 224lbs for Thursday’s twelve round bout for the IBF Pan Pacific title at the La Montage Reception Center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Don King’s WBA #8 heavyweight Kali Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) weighed in at …


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Pacquiao-Margarito hit NYC

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolls into the Big Apple today. Boxing fans are invited to today’s 11:30AM press conference taking place at Chelsea Piers – Pier 60 located ay 23rd St. & The Hudson River in New York City.

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolls into the Big Apple today. Boxing fans are invited to today’s 11:30AM press …


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Booth aims to avenge brother

Jason Booth reckons he knows what it is like to be whacked by Steve Molitor even though he has never faced him. Booth (35-5) faces the toughest test of his career when he challenges for Molitor’s (32-1) IBF world super-bantamweight title at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday September 11. The Nottingham boxer got a close up of the slick Canadian, when Molitor outpointed his younger brother, Nicky in a Commonwealth bantamweight title fight almost eight years go. (more…)

Jason Booth reckons he knows what it is like to be whacked by Steve Molitor even though he has never …



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Sturm serious about defense

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm isn’t mincing any words before his title world defense against Giovanni Lorenzo on Saturday in Cologne, Germany. “Whoever wants to beat me, must kill me,” Sturm told Sport Bild matter of factly. “This may sound brutal to some, but that is my mental attitude. Anyone concerned about defeat has already lost a little bit.”

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm isn’t mincing any words before his title world defense against Giovanni Lorenzo on Saturday in …


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Gainer edges Hernandez

Former WBA featherweight titleholder Derrick “Smoke” Gainer (41-6-1, 24 KOs) won a controversial six round split decision over Angel Hernandez 14-6, 11 KOs) of Gary, Indiana, in a welterweight bout on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hernandez dropped Gainer in round one and seemingly did enough to win, only to have two judges favor the ex-world champion. Scores were 57-56, 58-55 Gainer, 57-56 Hernandez. Fans booed the decision and cheered loudly when underdog Hernandez raised his gloves. Co-promoter Roy Jones Jr. grabbed the mic and promised the full house at Rivers Casino a rematch. The bout took place on the card headlined by lightweight Monty Meza-Clay vs Allan Litzau, which Meza-Clay won by TKO3.

Former WBA featherweight titleholder Derrick “Smoke” Gainer (41-6-1, 24 KOs) won a controversial six round split decision over Angel Hernandez …


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Pacquiao-Margarito Ticket Update

Tickets to Pacquiao-Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas will be priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and go on sale September 18. They can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cowboys Stadium will be configured for over 50,000 fans with elevated floor seating similar to NBA games. 51,000 fans witnessed Pacquiao’s fight against Emanuel Clottey at Cowboys Stadium last March. The pay-per-view telecast of the Pacquiao-Margarito card will have a suggested retail price of $54.95.

Tickets to Pacquiao-Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas will be priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, …


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Barr wins in comeback

Former WBO #1 super middleweight contender Freeman Barr (29-4, 15 KOs) returned after a four-year retirement to win a six round majority decision over Dion Stanley (10-4, 7 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57. Barr, now 36, is now campaigning as a light heavyweight.

Former WBO #1 super middleweight contender Freeman Barr (29-4, 15 KOs) returned after a four-year retirement to win a six …



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Pacquiao: “He knew”

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“I believe he knew,” WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said today at the kickoff presser in Los Angeles for his November 13 bout with Antonio Margarito. “He’s the one who wraps his hands and he doesn’t know what’s in there?” Pacman called the “Tijuana Tornado’s” problem with illegal handwraps “a mistake.” Pacquiao said he took the fight because “I am a fighter and I am just doing my job.”

Margarito, making a triumphant return to California just two weeks after the State rejected him for a boxing license at a highly publicized hearing, made a point of thanking the State of Texas for granting him a boxing license. “Everything that happened in the past is over and now we are in the present,” he stated. “Forget about the past!” Complete presser quotes and more photos…

By Ricardo Conde Photos: Big Joe Miranda “I believe he knew,” WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said today at the …


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Shot of the Day

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Four-time challenger for the world heavyweight championship Andrew Golota will participate in the 12th season of the Polish edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” Above Golota is pictured with his dance partner Magdalena Soszynska-Michnio.

Four-time challenger for the world heavyweight championship Andrew Golota will participate in the 12th season of the Polish edition of …


Announcement

Arum’s son missing

Shortly before today’s Pacquiao-Margarito press conference in Los Angeles, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum learned that that his 49-year-old son John Arum has been reported missing after hiking in the mountains near Seattle, Washington. Arum is headed to Seattle to aid in the search, while the press tour will continue Wednesday in New York City. We’re praying John is found safe.

Shortly before today’s Pacquiao-Margarito press conference in Los Angeles, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum learned that that his 49-year-old …


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WBC Applauds Texas

WBC Statement: It gives great pleasure to the World Boxing Council to see the honest, respectful and positive attitude of the Texas Boxing Commission as they issued Mexican fighter, Antonio Margarito, a boxer´s license, and he will be able to fight Manny Pacquiao this coming November 13th, at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, in Texas.

The World Boxing Council and the Mexican boxing commissions respect the punishment given by the California State Athletic Commission of one year of suspension for Antonio Margarito, when we think that Margarito was not guilty of the bandages placed by his trainer, action that we do consider one of the biggest violations of boxing rules, reason for which the trainer was suspended for life. (more…)

WBC Statement: It gives great pleasure to the World Boxing Council to see the honest, respectful and positive attitude of …


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More on Oct 2 Hitz show

The Hitz Boxing event scheduled for October 2 at the “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, will feature several prominent Chicago-based fighters in addition to Irish middleweight prospect Andy Lee (22-1, 16 KOs).

Scheduled to see action at the latest installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” are comebacking middleweight “Macho” Miguel Hernandez (20-11, 10 KO’s), blood-and-guts junior middleweight Henry “Western Warrior” Coyle (11-2, 10 KOs), talented welterweight Achour Esho (8-0, 5 KOs), middleweight knockout artist Josh Crouch (6-1, 6 KOs) and up-and-coming light welterweight Russell Fiore (4-0-1, 4 KOs).

Tickets are on sale, starting at $10 and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The Hitz Boxing event scheduled for October 2 at the “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, will feature …


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Pacquiao-Margarito Presser

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and three-time world champion Antonio Margarito pose during the press conference to kick off their national press tour with stops in New York and Dallas. Pacquiao and Margarito will do battle November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. This telecast will be available live on HBO Pay Per View.

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and three-time world champion Antonio Margarito pose during the press conference to kick off their national press …


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Hernandez-Anchondo on ShoBox

The September 17 edition of Showtime’s “Showbox: The Next Generation” in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada will feature welterweights Freddy Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs), who meet in a ten-rounder. In the co-feature, unbeaten junior lightweight Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) collides with Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).

Off TV bouts scheduled include Chris Avalos, (16-1, 13 KOs) vs Felipe Almanza (17-17-4, 8 KOs) and Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) vs TBA. Tickets are $10 and $50. Call 888.386.7867.

The September 17 edition of Showtime’s “Showbox: The Next Generation” in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s …


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Tapia-Archuleta III off

Bad, somewhat good and worse news for anyone interested in, someday, seeing the rubber match between Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta. The bad news? They will NOT be fighting each other on September 25. Nor will they be fighting Sept. 24, which is the new date for the soon-to-be-announced card for Isleta’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, south of Albuquerque, N.M. (more…)

Bad, somewhat good and worse news for anyone interested in, someday, seeing the rubber match between Johnny Tapia and Frankie …


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Dream chance for Nigerian Nightmare

Story  by Chris Cozzone

Twice beaten by the Klitschko brethren, former world heavyweight champion Sam “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter will get a double shot at redemption when he steps into the ring on Sept. 11, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Dethroned for his portion of the heavyweight pie two years ago by one Klistchko, Peter, 34-3, 27 KOs, will get the chance to grab another slice of the championship by fighting another Klitschko, being Wladimir, 54-3, 48 KOs, whom also defeated Peter, back in ’05 . . . Click here for more

Story  by Chris Cozzone Twice beaten by the Klitschko brethren, former world heavyweight champion Sam “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter will …


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Klitschko-Briggs Germany presser

Photos: Stefan Hoyer/Public Address

WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at a press conference at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, where they will meet in the ring on Saturday, October 16th. The ticket sale starts today at www.eventim.de where tickets are available from 50 euro. more photos

Photos: Stefan Hoyer/Public Address WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon …


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Sucra Ray Oliveira returns

Former world title challenger “Sucra” Ray Oliveira returns to the ring October 2nd for the first time in more than five years against world rated light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, headlining the “Last Man Standing” card, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (more…)

Former world title challenger “Sucra” Ray Oliveira returns to the ring October 2nd for the first time in more than …


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4th Quarter Boxing Outlook

Here’s what the boxing landscape is looking like for the fourth quarter of 2010. Not all of these fights are finalized, dates can change, more big fights will be added, but it’s looking like an exciting October-December.

October 2: Arthur Abraham vs Carl Froch
October 2: Zab Judah vs Michael Clark
October 15: Antonio Tarver vs Nagy Aguilera
October 15: Lucian Bute vs Jesse Brinkley
October 16: Vitali Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs
October 16: Wilfredo Vazquez vs TBA
October 24: Toshiaki Nishioka vs Rendall Munroe
October 24: Jorge Linares vs Jesus Chavez
October 30: Sebastian Sylvester vs Mahir Oral
October 30: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
November 5: Evander Holyfield vs Sherman Williams
November 6: Juan Manuel Lopez vs Rafael Marquez
November 6: Robert Guerrero vs TBA
November 6: James Kirkland vs TBA
November 13: Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito
November 13: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs TBA
November 13: Mike Jones vs TBA
November 13: Kelly Pavlik vs TBA
November 13: David Haye vs TBA (Audley Harrison?)
November 27: Juan Manuel Marquez vs Michael Katsidis
December 4: Miguel Cotto vs Julio Cesar Chavez
December 4: Vic Darchinyan vs Abner Mares
December 4: Yohnny Perez vs Joseph Agbeko
December 11: Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana
December 11: Alexander Povetkin vs TBA
December 18: Jean Pascal vs Bernard Hopkins

Here’s what the boxing landscape is looking like for the fourth quarter of 2010. Not all of these fights are …


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Brunker on big Aussie card

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian featherweight champion Joel Brunker (15-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Indonesian Carlos Lopez (20-6, 7 KOs) over ten rounds with the vacant WBO Youth title up for grabs at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Thursday. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian featherweight champion Joel Brunker (15-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Indonesian Carlos …


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Two decisions changed in Mexico

By Karl Freitag

Bad night for official scorers last Saturday in Mexico. Not only did ringside officials blow the decision in the WBC Youth bantamweight title fight between Tomoki Kameda and Stephane Jamoye Saturday night in Mazatlan (originally announced as a draw, then amended an hour later to a win for Kameda) as previously reported, officials also botched the result of Saturday’s IBF featherweight eliminator between Franky Leal and Miguel “Ranita” Gonzzlez in Mexicali. Despite suffering two knockdowns in the first round, hometown favorite Leal was announced as controversial a split decision winner. That result was later changed to a draw.

By Karl Freitag Bad night for official scorers last Saturday in Mexico. Not only did ringside officials blow the decision …


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Pacman in LA

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Congressman and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has just arrived at LAX on Philippine Airlines – Flight 102 where a large throng of adoring Pacman fans were waiting. Pacquaio is heading to his home away from home in Los Angeles for a night’s rest before Tuesday’s big Pacquiao-Margarito kickoff presser. (more…)

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank Congressman and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has just arrived at LAX on Philippine Airlines …


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Witherspoon-Castillo photo report

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo by Ray Bailey

Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentlemen” Witherspoon (27-2, 19 KOs) rebounded from his tough loss to Tony “The Tiger” Thompson, dropping journeyman, Livin “La Maquina” Castillo (16-9,10 KOs) once, en-route to a come from behind seventh round stoppage. (16-9, 10 KOs) in the schedule ten round main event at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City New Jersey. Undefeated light heavyweight sensation Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis (16-0, 10 KOs) continued his meteoric rise up the ranks with a sharp and dominant third round knockout of Reggie Pena in the eight round co-feature of the six bout card promoted by Spartan Fight Promotions. For more details and photos click here…

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photo by Ray Bailey Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentlemen” Witherspoon (27-2, 19 KOs) rebounded from …


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WBC sanctions Pacman-Margarito

The World Boxing Council received a request from Top Rank Inc. to approve the bout between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican fighter, Antonio Margarito, for the WBC Superwelterweight world title, to be held at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium this coming November 13th. The voting in favor of the fight was unanimous by the Board of Governors. The title was vacated when former world champion, Sergio Martinez, decided to do so, after winning the WBC Middleweight world title when he defeated Kelly Pavlik last April 17th. Pacquiao-Margarito will take place exactly one week after the 48th WBC Annual World Convention to be held in Cancun is closed.

The World Boxing Council received a request from Top Rank Inc. to approve the bout between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican …


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T Kameda WBC Youth champ

On Saturday, August 28, WBC Youth bantamweight champion Stephane Jamoye, from Belgium, fought Tomoki Kameda, from Japan, in Mazatlan, Mexico. The fight was very close and exciting. The announcement given by the ring announcer was a draw. However, the WBC supervisor appointed for the fight found an error while making his report some time after the fight and held a meeting with ring officials Stephen Blea and Curtis Trasher from the U.S.A., where it was confirmed that the officials scorecards showed Tomoki Kameda winning by split decision. The WBC now confirms Tomoki Kameda as the new Youth world bantamweight champion. “I am hereby ordering a rematch between Tomoki Kameda and Stephane Jamoye, as this fight was very close and the former champion deserves to be given another opportunity just as he did last Saturday night,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman.

On Saturday, August 28, WBC Youth bantamweight champion Stephane Jamoye, from Belgium, fought Tomoki Kameda, from Japan, in Mazatlan, Mexico. …


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Juanma-Marquez on Nov 6

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight championship fight between undefeated titlist Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez, of Caguas, Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, of México City has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 12-round championship bout, originally set for Sept. 18, had to be rescheduled after Marquez injured his right thumb two weeks ago.

“Fortunately, my thumb injury did not prevent me from continuing my conditioning, including running daily,” said Marquez, who proved his durability in an epic four fight series with Israel Vazquez. “I am extremely grateful that my fight with Juan Manuel Lopez was rescheduled so quickly. On November 6, JuanMa and I have a date with destiny. I can’t wait.” (more…)

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank The World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight championship fight between undefeated titlist Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez, …










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