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Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer The final press conference was held Thursday for the double world title card taking place Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal ...

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Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Photo: Daryl Bughman/Main Events NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September ...

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Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat In Japan there are many so-called or self-proclaimed geniuses, and we wonder who really the genius is. ...

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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Boxing Result

Klitschko KOs Sosnowski

Pavel Terekhov

By Karl Freitag

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Albert Sosnowski (45-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night before a huge crowd at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A heavy favorite, Klitschko had to work harder than expected against a determined challenger.

Klitschko kept Sosnowski on the outside in round one. Another measured round for Klitschko in round two. Sosnowski landed a few shots in round three. Another workmanlike round for Klitschko in the fourth. Klitschko began to open up in the fifth punishing Sosnowski. More good work from Klitschko in the sixth, but Sosnowski remained game. Another round for Klitschko in the seventh, but Sosnowski backed him up on occasion. Sosnowski landed a good right in the eighth.

Klitschko had his best round of the fight so far in the ninth, landing numerous hard shots. Klitschko came out for the kill in the tenth, finally sending Sosnowski to the deck. Referee Jay Nady immediately waved it off saving the glassy-eyed challenger from further abuse. Time was 2:20. It was Klitschko’s fourth successful title defense. For more details and photos click here…



May 29th, 2010



Boxing Result

Casey wins Prizefighter

Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey won the Prizefighter Super-Bantamweights title after a night of action, drama and controversy at London’s York Hall. Casey, 28, from Limerick, Ireland, claimed the £32,000 winner’s prize with a unanimous points victory over Scottish substitute Paul McElhinney. McElhinney got his chance in the final after Welshman Ricky Owen was left in tears after a bad cut sustained during his semi-final win denied him a final appearance. (more…)



May 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Sosnowski PPV Preview

3PM ET/noon PT live from Germany on PPV

By Karl Freitag

Opening today’s Klitschko-Sosnowski pay-per-view telecast will be unbeaten Balkan cruiserweight Nenad Borovcanin (25-0, 18 KOs), who will be tested by Raymond Ochieng (21-10-3, 17 KOs). Borovcanin is looking to capture the European cruiserweight belt this year.

Next up will be WBC #7 heavyweight Johnathon Banks (24-1, 17 KOs) defending his NABF title against Jason Gavern (19-7-3, 8 KOs). Gavern earned this high profile fight by defeating then WBC #8 rated Manny “El Toro” Quezada in April. Can Gavin pull off a second straight shocker?

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) will be making the fourth defense in his second WBC title reign. Since returning from a four year retirement, Vitali has defeated Samuel Peter, Juan Carlos Gomez, Chris Arreola and Kevin Johnson. Challenger Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) is coming off a win over Olympian Paolo Vidoz for the European championship.

The pay-per-telecast begins at 3PM ET/noon PT on both cable and satellite via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada. Suggested price is $24.95.



May 29th, 2010

UFC

Hughes, Hall of Famer

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Matt Hughes is probably tired of me bringing up this topic (you can even see it as the lead to the defining moments piece linked below), but as the two-time welterweight champion celebrates his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame tonight, I couldn’t help but remind him of his words to me the first time I interviewed him in 2001 before his Extreme Challenge bout against Chatt Lavender . . . Cick here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



May 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Bearded Vitali defends today

3PM ET/noon PT live from Germany on PPV

Sumio Yamada

By Karl Freitag

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) will be sporting a new look when he defends his title against Albert Sosnowski today on PPV at 3PM ET/noon PT. Vitali will enter the ring with a beard for the first time in his career. Although it doesn’t look half-bad, the champion says he plans to shave it off after the fight because he wants to look neat when he is presented with a medal of honor in Kiev next week. As for Sosnowski, Vitali stated, “My KO ratio is 97%, therefore my chances of winning are at 97%.” Vitali has the highest KO rate of any champion in heavyweight history, although his KO rate actually went down to 94.8% after survival-minded Kevin Johnson went the full twelve in his last fight. Sosnowski has vowed that he will attack Klitschko in any way possible and become the first Polish heavyweight champion. A large contingent of Polish fans are expected to be among the 60,000+ on hand at the Veltins Arena, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95.



May 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Hitz Boxing

Former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin and Hitz Boxing Founder Bobby Hitz pose together at the weigh-in prior to tomorrow night’s “Quest for 50″ event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Griffin will be vying for his 50th career victory in the main event against Buffalo’s Ross “The Boss” Thompson.

Montell Griffin 179.6 vs. Ross Thompson 192.5
Henry Coyle 155 vs. Marcus Luck 156
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
Click here for a special feature on Irish junior middleweight Henry Coyle…



May 29th, 2010

Boxing Result

Briggs annihilates Calloway

By Chris Perry at ringside

Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-5, 45 KOs) scored his second first round KO in less than a week on Friday night at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. This time it took Briggs 98 seconds to demolish Rob Calloway (70-12-2, 57 KOs). Briggs dropped Calloway three times before the bout was waved off. Briggs knocked out Dominique Alexander in 20 seconds last Saturday night in New York City.
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In the co-feature, cruiserweight Adam Seal (8-1, 7 KOs) scored an upset fifth round TKO over veteran Daniel Judah (23-6-3, 10 KOs). The bout was waved off at the 2:40 mark.



May 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Vázquez Jr, Martínez showcase

José Pérez/PR Best

Puerto Rico will have two of their world champions defending their titles tonight May 29th at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (18-0-1, 15 KOs) will be defending against unbeaten Universum-promoted Zsolt Bedak (15-0, 5 KOs) in the 12 round main event. Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez (23-0-1, 14 KOs) will defend against Gonzalo Munguía (17-6-3, 13 KOs). A large capacity crowd is anticipated to be on hand to support their two world champions. Where some fighters may see this as pressure, Vázquez Jr. and Martínez don’t see it that way at all. (more…)



May 29th, 2010

Boxing Result

Lujan TKOs Berrio

Two-time world title challenger Sebastian Lujan (33-5-2, 20 KOs) of Argentina stopped Jailer Berrio of Colombia (19-6, 11 KOs) in round five to win the vacant WBC Latino welterweight title. Berrio scored well early and gave Lujan trouble but never seriously hurt him. The tide turned in round four beginning with a flash knockdown scored by Lujan. Berrio beat the count easily but Lujan charged him immediately and landed a vicious left hook that put him down again. Berrio managed to beat the count and was saved by the bell. Lujan swarmed Berrio with a volume of punches at the beginning of round five and again put him down. Berrio beat the count but more of the same followed seconds later and when Berrio went down again the referee stopped the fight without a count. The bout took place at the Estadio U.T.N. in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina. The event was presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Producciones

In the 10 round co-featured WBC Latino lightweight title bout Marcelino Nicolas Lopez (18-0, 7 KOs) of Argentina edged countryman Alberto Santillan (16-5, 5 KOs) by majority decision. The bout was closely contested with both fighters having their moments. No knockdowns were scored though both fighters had the other hurt in the bout. The official scores were 97-94 and 96-94 for Lopez. The other judge had it even at 95-95.



May 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Andrade stops Lucas

By Dave Spencer (Fightnews Canada) at ringside

WBC #12 super middleweight contender Librado Andrade (29-3, 22 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over comebacking former WBC super middleweight champion Eric Lucas (39-7-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night in a highly-anticipated showdown at the Pepsi Colisee in Quebec City. In a good action fight, Andrade, fighting in Canada for the fourth consecutive time, simply had too much energy and durability for Lucas, who turns 39 at midnight tonight. The face of Lucas was progressively showing the effects of the fight with cuts over both eyes and a bloody nose. The fight was waved off after round eight. With the win, Andrade somewhat eases the memory of his title fight loss to current IBF champion Lucien Bute last November in the same building. Lucas said before the fight that he would retire if he didn’t win.

Middleweight Marcus Upshaw (13-4-1, 6 KOs) upset Renen St-Juste (24-2-1, 14 KOs). Upshaw was credited with a knockdown when St. Juste turned his back on him in round four and went on to win a ten round split decision. (more…)



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Mike Lee 174 vs Emmitt Woods 171
Jesus Soto-Karass 149 vs Gabriel Martinez 149
Jose Luis Soto-Karass 138 vs Ivan Popoca 138
Jose Benavidez 139 vs Ronnie Peterson 138.5
Wendell Henley 147 vs Marcus Thompkins 145
Antonio Avila 134 vs David Laque 138
Krystof Zimnoch 230 vs Michael Moncrief 245
Venue: UIC Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Top Rank/8 Count
TV: Fox Sports Espanol



May 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Johnson headlines June 4

Unbeaten jr middleweight Yudell Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) takes on Juliano Ramos (16-3, 13 KOs) next Friday (June 4) at the Fuchs Pavilion located at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. Johnson, a Cuban Defector who won the silver medal at the Olympics in Athens, Greece in 2004, is fighting his first main event. The co-main features undefeated welterweight Kenny Galarza (13-0, 13 KOs) against fellow unbeaten Brad Solomon (11-0, 4 KOs). There will be six additional bouts featuring Cuban and Puerto Rican Olympians and other up and coming international boxers. ESPN2 will televise.



May 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Grano returns June 26

Heavyweight Tony “TNT” Grano (17-1-1, 13 KOs) returns June 26 against Horace Ray “The Reeazon” Grant (15-2, 9 KOs) in a ten-rounder at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. “Grano is probably the most popular boxer in New England,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield said. “He has a growing legion of fans that support him whenever he fights.” Super bantamweight Mike Oliver (23-2, 8 KOs) faces former world champion Mauricio Pastrana (35-13-2, 23 KOs) in the co-feature. Tickets are $40, $60 and $105. Call 401.724.2253.



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

UFC 114 at the scales

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales

From the UFC FanExpo at Mandalay Bay for tomorrow night’s UFC 114 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, televised on PPV:

Rashad Evans 206 vs. Rampage Jackson 205
Michael Bisping 186 vs. Dan Miller 185
Jason Brilz 205 vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 205
John Hathaway 171 vs. Diego Sanchez 171
Todd Duffee 253 vs. Mike Russow 253

Preliminary fights, televised on SPIKE TV
Dong Hyun Kim 171 vs. Amir Sadollah 171
Efrain Escudero 156 vs. Dan Lauzon 155

Untelevised fights:
Melvin Guillard 155 vs. Waylon Lowe 155
Luiz Cane 205 vs. Cyrille Diabate 205
Joe Brammer 156 vs. Aaron Riley 156
Jesse Forbes 186 vs. Ryan Jensen 185



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Argentina

MP Sports Images

IBF jr flyweight champion Carlos “El Olimpico” Tamara and Luis “El Mosquito” Lazarte weighed in this afternoon at the 15 De Diciembre Hotel in Mar del Plata Argentina. Tamara weighed in at the maximun of 108 lbs (49kilos) and Lazarte weighed in at 107 lbs (48.5 kilos). The Tamara-Lazarte fight will be held Saturday night at the Once Unidos Arena in Mar del Plata, Argentina.



May 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

M’Baye wins WBA interim belt

Courtesy Le Equipe-Fr

Former WBA jr welter champ Souleymane M’baye (39-3-1, 21 KOs) won the vacant WBA interim welterweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Antonin Decarie (23-1, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan in Paris, France. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 116-113. M’Baye dropped Decarie in round four. Nice win for the personable 35-year-old Levallois fighter M’Baye, who relinquished his European 140lb title to fight for the world belt in a higher weight division.



May 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Sosnowski Weigh-in Vid



May 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Elomar returns with win

Tim Barry

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world rated 130 pounder Ahmed Elomar (17-1-2, 10 KOs) returned to ring action after eighteen months out of the ring and scored a fifth round knockout over Filipino Abner Llanasa (3-10) at Adeel’s Palace Reception Center, Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Elomar’s last ring appearance was in November 2008 when he scored a 1st round knockout over then world rated William Kickett. Former amateur champion – Elomar captured the Australian 130 pound title in 2005 when he won a nine round technical decision over Daniel Hoskins. On the undercard, hot lightweight prospect Paul Fleming (6-0, 5 KOs) outscored Michael Corea (2-1-1,1KO) of the Philippines over six rounds. Promoter Billy Hussein. Click here for more photos…



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from León, Guanajuto

Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Omar Chávez 147 vs. Rodrigo Juárez 145
José Luis “Maestrito” López 170 vs. Panchito Sierra 170
Lizardo Moreno 127 vs. Guadalupe “Lupillo” Hernández 127
José Carlos Vargas 118 vs Jonathan Lecona 118
Venue: Feria de León, Guanajuto, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Click here for more photos…



May 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Concepcion rejects Montiel fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA super flyweight champion Rafael “Torito” Concepcion has rejected an offer to fight WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel on July 17. According to Concepcion, Zanfer Promotions offered $20,000. “They know that offer is very little and therefore I won’t fight. I’m a boxer with a lot of class,” said Concepcion. Other sources indicate that Concepcion could replace Jorge Arce in Texas on June 26 against WBO interim champion Eric Morel. In any event, Concepcion has a fight on June 19 against Felipe Murillo in Chiriquí, Panama.



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

HB Boxing

Juan Carlos Burgos 125 vs Ricardo Castillo 125
(WBC featherweight elliminator)
Fernando Beltran 127.6 vs Angel Gonzalez 126.5
Venue: Tecate Boxing Tour Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: HB Boxing, Banner, Thompson Boxing



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos by Pr Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. 122 vs Zsolt Bedak 121
(WBO junior featherweight championship)
Roman Martinez 130 vs Gonzalo Munguia 129.5
(WBO junior lightweight championship)
Hanna Gabriel 152 vs Gardy Pena 152
(WBO female super welterweight championship)
McWilliams Arroyo 113.5 vs Samuel Gutierrez 113.5
McJoe Arroyo 119 vs Jairo Delgado 118
Venue: Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Promoter:  PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing
TV: PPV
Click here for more photos…



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Moses, Acosta make weight

Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At the Windhoek Hotel, Resort and Country Club in Namibia, Venezuelan Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (26-3-2, 20 KOs) and Namibian Paulus “The Hitman” Moses (25-0, 17 KOs) both came in under the lightweight limit in advance of their clash this Saturday to unify the WBA lightweight Interim and regular championship. Acosta weighed in at 134 and Moses tipped the scale at 132. For more details and photos click here…



May 28th, 2010

Scale Watch

Klitschko-Sosnowski weights

Pavel Terekhov/Team Klitschko

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Vitali Klitschko 247 (112 kg) vs Albert Sosnowski 224.5 (101,8 kg)
(WBC heavyweight championship)
Johnathon Banks 225.5 vs Jason Gavern 225.5
(NABF heavyweight title)
Nendad Borovcanin 219 vs Raymond Ochieng 218
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Promoter: K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group
PPV: Distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. Click here for more photos…



May 28th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Miguel “Mikey” Garcia

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

In his last outing, USBA featherweight champion, Miguel “Mikey” Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, under the watchful eye of his brother, former junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia and his father Eduardo Garcia, defeated Pedro “El Vaquero” Navarrete (24-8-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico via unanimous decision on Latin Fury 14, which featured the return of the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. (more…)



May 28th, 2010




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