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Boxing News

Garcia: Monthly world title fights

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia, president of the Mexico City promotional firm “Boxeo de Gala,” says that starting in May he hopes to present world championship fights title every month. Toward this end, he is looking to work closely with the global organizations to try to further develop Mexican boxing and Mexican boxers. The kick-off May 21 title card will feature WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana Juárez defending against TBA.

Meanwhile, this Friday the company has a show at the Feria del Caballo in Texcoco, headlined by WBC super featherweight intercontinental youth beltholder Marco Lopez against Alfonso Perez. The card also features seven more fights, including two female flyweight clashes.



April 28th, 2011



Boxing News

Yamanaka named Boxer of Carnival

By Joe Koizumi

The Japan Professional Boxing Association (JPBA), consisting of all club owners here, named WBA#3/WBC#3 national bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (14-0-2, 10 KOs) Boxer of the Champion Carnival on Wednesday after all the compulsory defenses of our national champs and mandatory challengers were successfully over. Yamanaka, 28, impressively kept his belt by halting previously unbeaten and highly regarded Ryosuke Iwasa via tenth round TKO at the Korakuen Hall on March 5. It was a sensational encounter of the unblemished southpaw prospects, but Yamanaka eventually had the upper hand over the aggressive but less experienced Iwasa.

The technique award was given to WBC#5/WBA#6 national super-fly champ Yota Sato (21-2-1, 11 KOs) who finely defeated two-time world challenger Yohei Kono by a unanimous decision this April. The fighting spirit award was rendered to WBA#7/WBC#10 Japanese lightweight ruler Nihito Arakawa (19-1-1, 13 KOs), who looked sharp in stopping Hiroshi Nakamori in eight rounds in January. The award-giving ceremony will take place at the Korakuen Hall on May 19, the Boxing Day in Japan, when Yoshio Shirai captured the world flyweight belt from Dado Marino to become this country’s first world champion fifty-nine years ago.



April 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Chatman headlines in St Louis

By Brian Grammer

Junior welterweight Tyrone “TNT” Chatman (7-1, 5 KOs) will headline the inaugural “Boxing at the Orpheum” series this Friday in the historic Roberts Orpheum Theater located in downtown St. Louis, MO. Fight Night Promotion, who handle the co-promotion of local favorite WBC USNBC cruiserweight champion Ryan Coyne (16-0, 6 KOs), recently signed an eight-card deal with the historic theater, creating a boxing series that is sure to excite fans of the Sweet Science in the Gateway to the West. Chatman, a 22 year old, right-hander from St. Louis will face Christopher Russell (2 -5-1, 1 KO) of Shattuck, OK in the main event. (more…)



April 28th, 2011

UFC

GSP ready for Shields

LIVE on UFC.com today at 1 PM/ET/10 AM PT

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Zuffa LLC

Photo: Georges St-Pierre poses with Jake Shields during a press conference for UFC 129 on April 27, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.

For more info on UFC 129 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



April 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Dan Goossen Statement

Contrary to Wilfried Sauerland’s comment in his press release of today when he states, “all of a sudden (California Commission) insists on installing a Californian judge as well as a Californian referee,” Wilfried would be 100% incorrect that the commission insisted on a California referee or acted in any manner inconsistent with our agreement with Sauerland.

Exactly what was agreed upon, the California Commission has granted, one Californian judge, one German judge, one neutral territory judge, and a neutral territory referee, which the California Commission was very helpful in supporting.

“As for Andre Ward, he is focused on preparing and continuing his rise towards the finals of the Showtime Super Six Tournament bout against Arthur Abraham regardless of the officials.”



April 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

Carlota Santos 111 vs. Ruby Lozano 111
Luis Quintana 118 vs. César Saucedo 118
Damiana Duran 103 vs. Leidys Martinez 103
Venue: Fantastic Casino La Doña, Panama
Promoter: Premium Boxing Promotions



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing returning to Jamaica

By Robert Coster

Boxing is slowly returning to the sunny Island of Jamaica and tomorrow will be the final of the Wray & Nephew Ltd Contender Series, a highly successful boxing reality show on Jamaican TV that is being followed on the island by record numbers of viewers. The concept of the series started a couple of months ago with four unbeaten Jamaican middleweight prospects: Tsetsi Davis (4-0), Devon Moncrieffe (2-0), Sakima Mullings (4-0) and Ricardo Smith (2-0). Moncrieffe surprised favorite Davis, stopping him in two rounds, while Smith outpointed Mullings over 8 rounds. So the grand finale will therefore pit over 10 rounds the smooth boxing Smith (now 3-0) against Moncrieffe (3-0, 2 KOs), the more powerful puncher. (more…)



April 27th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 129 is LIVE on PPV Apr. 30!

All New TUF, Plus Don’t Miss The Final Stop Before UFC 129: Team Lesnar deals with internal struggles, plus one fighter’s career is threatened by a injury – tonight at 9pm on SPIKE, 10pm on Rogers Sportsnet (in Canada). Plus, GSP and Jake Shields arrive in Toronto as they begin their final preparations for Saturday night – UFC Primetime Part 3 – tonight at midnight on SPIKE (7pm on Sportsnet in Canada)

All New Start Time This Saturday For UFC 129 – 9pm ET / 6pm PT: The action begins this Saturday at 9pm ET / 6pm PT live on Pay-Per-View – also available on UFC.TV

Last Chance To Purchase Discounted UFC Fan Expo Tickets: Time is running out to purchase discounted tickets to the UFC Fan Expo in Toronto. Ticket prices will increase on-site. Don’t wait, head to ufcfanexpo.com now!

Who You Got? Pick St-Pierre or Shields at the Official UFC 129 Site: Weigh-in on who you think will win in Toronto – plus fight card breakdown, video previews and more!



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing on primetime network TV

FIGHT CAMP 360°: PACQUIAO vs. MOSLEY – Episode 3
Premieres THIS SATURDAY at 8PM ET/PT on CBS

With the May 7 megafight between Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley only ten days away, the critically acclaimed camera crews take fight fans deeper into Pacquiao’s rags to riches story and documents the mounting intensity of Mosley’s Training Camp in Big Bear for this hour-long network premiere of FIGHT CAMP 360°: PACQUIAO vs. MOSLEY – Episode 3.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Clark-Jones for USBA belt

Former WBO title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (41-5-1) has completed camp and is set for his return to the ring on May 5th at The Crowne Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Undefeated in his last seven bouts, Clark will face veteran Carson Jones (29-8-2) over 12 rounds for the vacant USBA welterweight title. In the last year, Clark has defeated both Jason Pires (22-4-1) and Brian Camechis (19-4) in regional title fights and with another victory, Clark aims to land another world title shot. The six-bout card is being presented by HD Boxing and Holden Productions. The undercard will feature the returns of Contender Season II champ Grady Brewer (26-12) and former IBF middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (22-9) in separate bouts.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Edgar Santana returns

On Thursday May 5th, welterweight prospect Edgar Santana (24-3, 15 KOs), returns to the ring in front of his hometown fans in the Bronx in the main event of the first of Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing’s five scheduled 2011 shows at the historic Paradise Theater on Grand Concourse. Santana is set to square off against Robert “Wolf” Jones (8-8-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder. Santana’s last fight was a win over current NABF light welterweight champ Joselito Lopez on Showtime’s Showbox: The New Generation back in April of 2008, but he has been out of the ring since then dealing with legal issues involving a drug bust.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones vs Coyne is on

The WBA has cancelled a scheduled purse bid for WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones and interim champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez due to a tentative agreement between Don King Productions and Sauerland Events. This frees Jones to face WBA #8 rated Ryan Coyne on June 25th at the Family Arena in St. Louis, Missouri. The Jones/Coyne winner must face Hernandez in a place and date to be determined. Headlining the DKP show will be former WBC jr welterweight champion Devon Alexander vs Lucas Matthysse.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Roach Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Freddie Roach

(On Pacquiao Knocking Mosley Out)
“Shane’s a tough guy and durable. It would be incredible if (Manny) stopped him. It would prove that he’s better than the other guy who couldn’t stop him. We’re going to force the action and go for it this time. If it comes, it comes. I think Manny is definitely the guy to do it.”

(On Nazeem Richardson)
“Nazeem knows how to get to his fighters. He gets the best out of his people. It’ll be a big challenge to come up with a better gameplan than he does. I respect him a lot and that’s why I expect Shane to be at his best on May 7th.”

Manny Pacquiao

(On If This Fight Will Feature More Action Than His Bout With Margarito)
“It’s the kind of fight that’s better than Margarito because Mosley moves fast and has great foot speed and power also. That’s what I want. He throws a lot of punches and that’s good for us to give the fans a good fight. ”

(On Knocking Out Mosley)
“We’re not really focused on the knockout. We work hard and if it comes, it comes. We have prepared ourselves to fight 12 rounds. If the knockout comes I would be excited about it.”

(On Mayweather)
“It’s hard to judge him. I don’t know what his reason is for not fighting me. I really don’t have an idea why or what the reason is that he won’t fight me.”



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

New venue for Molina-Chacon

By Francisco Salazar

After switching around fighters to box on specific dates, Golden Boy Promotions will have fighters fight near their hometowns. Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz explained to Fightnews.com that the Carlos Molina-Angel Chacon bout will now take place at the Sports Arena in Pico Rivera on May 27th. The Molina-Chacon bout was scheduled to take place on May 20th at the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. Now the main event on the 20th will be Ronny Rios, from nearby Santa Ana, taking on an opponent to be determined.

“We’re currently narrowing it down from two or three opponents for Ronny,” said Diaz, a former adviser to Marco Antonio Barrera and manager to former world titleholder Manuel Medina and current super featherweight Dominic Salcido. “We’ll finalize something soon.” (more…)



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Gutierrez-Palacios in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Promociones del Pueblo of Mexico and Prodesa form Nicaragua have reached an accord to co-promote the fight for the WBA minumweight world championship between reigning world champion Samuel Gutierrez and mandatory challenger and former world champion Juan Palacios on May 21 in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla with the support of Grupo Modelo (Corona) and the television network Televisa. Few days before the WBA put the bout up for purse bid, Oswaldo and Reginaldo Kuchle (Promociones del Pueblo) and Silvio Conrado (Prodesa) agreed to present the fight in Mexico. Also planned is super flyweight Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra defending his WBC silver belt against Filipino Juanito Rubillar.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Prizefighter line-up complete

The line-up for “Prizefighter: International Heavyweights,” the 18th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 7 is now complete with former WBC cruiserweight champion and heavyweight contender Juan Carlos Gomez, who will join former Prizefighter winner Michael Sprott, Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson, unbeaten Mike Perez, Fres Oquendo, 6’8 Tye Fields, Gregory Tony and Konstantin Airich.

The British Boxing Board of Control have passed a proposed rule change for reserves in Prizefighter. Now should a winning boxer in Prizefighter fail to pass a medical to progress to the next stage, the losing fighter can go through in their place subject to the Board’s medical offices clearing them to do so.



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Kayode-Godfrey at Chumash

By Francisco Salazar

Fight fans on the Central Coast of California will enjoy the upcoming May 13th fight card at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. Four weeks later, they will be able to double their pleasure with another fight card at the same venue. Gary Shaw confirmed to Fightnews.com that unbeaten cruiserweight contender Lateef Kayode will take on Matt Godfrey in a 10 round bout on Friday, June 10th. Also on the “ShoBox: the New Generation” card will be a battle of unbeaten lightweights, as Archie Ray Marquez faces Art Hovhannisyan in an eight round bout. (more…)



April 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Ex-champ Sakata elected

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA flyweight champ Takefumi Sakata, who fought his last bout seven months ago, was elected councilor of Inagi city, Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. The 31-year-old Sakata participated in the municipal election campaign with warm supports of such former world titlists as Guts Ishimatsu, etc. Sakata proudly says, “I’d like to contribute to the activation of our city through sports.” Along with stepping into politics, Sakata also entered Senshu University and will start his school life from today (Tuesday). Bon voyage.



April 27th, 2011

Announcement

IBHOF flags at half-mast

By Boxing Bob Newman

Concetta, “Jennie” Brophy, 84, mother of International Boxing Hall of Fame director Ed Brophy, passed away this past Thursday, April 21. Mrs. Brophy was a life-long resident of Canastota, New York, affectionately known in the boxing world as “Title Town, USA” due in large part to being the home of the IBHOF and its two famous sons Carmen Basilio and his nephew Billy Backus, Canastota’s two world champions. Mrs. Brophy is also survived by children Richard Brophy, Daughter Grace Rapasadi, and nephew Jeff Brophy, all IBHOF staffers. Fightnews wishes to extend it’s condolences to the Brophys during this difficult time.



April 27th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 129 presser online!

LIVE on UFC.com today at 1 PM/ET/10 AM PT

For more info on UFC 129 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



April 27th, 2011




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