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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (39-6-2, 23 KOs) scored a razor-thin majority decision over previously unbeaten Daniel "Tokado" Echeverria (18-1, 16 KOs) ...

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

Undercard Results from Staples Center

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photo: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions WBC rated #3 contender, Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26KO), got up off ...

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in “Battle of LA”

Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1) turned in a career best performance in winning ...

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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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WBC Championship News Update

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By Karl Freitag

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman updated Fightnews.com on what’s happening with some of the current WBC champions, including Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Deontay Wilder, Adonis Stevenson, Gary Russell and many more.

On WBC welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather:
(Mayweather hold both the WBC 154lb and 147lb titles)

I’m waiting to meet Floyd Mayweather leading up to this fight of September 12, to give him the time to understand what he’s going to do with his career. This is a long story. He won the 154 when he beat Canelo Alvarez. He was going to meet my father to speak with him, but my father fell ill and never met Floyd again. So then the WBC’s priority was to do everything to make sure there were no obstacles to do Mayweather-Pacquiao. So for one year there was no mandatory for either division, to leave open the situation of Pacquiao. It was successful, the fight took place, so now we’re going to meet with Floyd Mayweather eye-to-eye to find out exactly what he’s going to do. Maybe this is his last fight, so we can proceed that way. Whatever results from the meeting with him next week, we can address the situation about both the super welter and the welterweight division. (more…)



August 6th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Nashville Fantasy Preview

Following an incredible string of fight cards, the UFC will wrap up a non-stop five-week tour de force with one more show this weekend as Nashville hosts a top 10 main event, with former title challenger Glover Teixeira facing Tennessee’s own Ovince Saint Preux . . . Click here for more
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August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Recalling an Atlantic City boxer gone too soon

Why Floyd Mayweather is afraid of Amir Khan, according to Khan

Vegas coverage on Floyd Mayweather’s “hand-picked” opponent

The Guardian on Paulie Malignaggi



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Stevenson-Karpency official; Razor Ruddock in co-feature

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), in association with Global Legacy Boxing (GLB) and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) officially announced the September 11 title defense of WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KOs) against WBC #9 contender Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The event is part of the prestigious Premier Boxing Champions series, airing live on Spike TV in the United States, on Indigo and Bell TV in Canada. In the co-feature, current Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon “Big Country” Carman (8-2, 7 KOs) will face 51-year-old Donovan “Razor” Ruddock (40-5-1, 30 KOs).

Adonis Stevenson: “I’m excited to announce my next fight on September 11 in Toronto against Tommy Karpency. I’m ready to put the hurt on. I work hard and stay focused.”

Tommy Karpency: “I beat the same guy Stevenson beat to become world champion. I beat him [Dawson] just over a year after Stevenson beat him. After that win, I said that the sky was the limit and that I wanted the best in the world. The win [over Dawson] proved that I belong amongst the elite at light heavyweight. Now it is my job to win this fight.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Weights

Abraham Lopez 125 vs. Jorge Diaz 125.6
Roy Tapia 122.8 vs. Juan Luis Hernandez 122.4
Jonathan Navarro 139.8 vs. Andrew Gomez 139
Hector Tanajara 134 vs. Thomas De Leon 137.6
Francisco Ochoa 131 vs. Marquis Pierce 127
Pablo Rubio 121.5 vs. Martin Regalado 119.8
Joshua Franco 116.4 vs. Temoatzin Landeros 117.2

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Deportes



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

459,000 see boxing on Bounce TV

The Premier Boxing Champions’ Sunday night show on Bounce TV pulled in an average rating of 459,000 viewers for the duration of the telecast. Warriors Boxing promoted the debut of PBC on Bounce TV, which featured three televised fights at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. “Not only was the event a total sellout with hundreds of fans turned away at the door, the TV production was terrific, the venue was beautiful, the crowd was sensational and the fights were some of the best this year,” said promoter Leon Margules. “Numbers like these immediately establish Bounce TV as a new force in the boxing industry.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte penciled in for Dec 12

By James Slater

An interesting and significant heavyweight clash between unbeaten British stars in the making, Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, will go ahead on December 12th at The O2 in London – providing both men win their upcoming bouts on the same September 12th card which will also take place at The O2. 2012 Olympic gold winner Joshua, 13-0(13) will face unbeaten Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth title, while Whyte, 15-0(12) will face a TBA on next month’s card.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has Tweeted how Joshua and White – two rivals who have a history as amateurs, with Whyte scoring two knockdowns over Joshua before winning their 2009 fight on points – will meet again in December if they both come through (and unbeaten Cornish, with a 21-0 record and having asked specifically to land a fight with “A.J,” may prove to be a fighter who should not be overlooked) next month: (more…)



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bundrage-Charlo collide Sept 6 in Corpus Christi

IBF jr middleweight world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) will defend his title against top contender Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on Sunday afternoon, September 6 at the American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. Bundrage and Charlo were originally slated to meet July 18, but the bout was postponed when Bundrage required stitches for a deep cut over his left eye suffered in training.

Bundrage-Charlo will headline a card that also features a rematch between WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs), plus former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) against Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs).

The card will be a PBC event televised on CBS.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Alex Saucedo will fight at home this Saturday

Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo, one of Top Rank’s top prospects, will realize one of his dreams this Saturday night when he returns home to headline a professional card in his hometown of Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico. Saucedo (18-0, 13 KOs) was born in Mexico, but moved with his family to Oklahoma City when he was six years old and was a top amateur on his way to the Olympics before turning pro three years ago at the age of 17, he is now 20 years old.

“I have a lot of my family still living in Meoqui and ever since I turned pro, I have wanted to fight there in front them and this Saturday I will have that opportunity,” said Saucedo.

Saucedo will take on Edgar “El Nene” Ortega in a 10-round super welterweight bout that will take place in the “Gimnasio Carlos Stege” of Meoqui, a 45-minute drive from the capital of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico’s largest state. (more…)



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO denies Zepeda’s petition for Flanagan rematch

The World Boxing Organization today ruled today that WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan will not have to fight Jose Zepeda in an immediate or “return” rematch. Flanagan won the vacant title last month at the Manchester Velodrome when Zepeda suffered a dislocated shoulder and remained on his stool at the end of the second round. The referee Marcus McDonnell waved the fight off after speaking to Zepeda’s corner team and the ringside doctor that Zepeda could not continue and Flanagan was declared the winner by TKO in round two. Subsequently Zepeda’s promoter filed a petition to the WBO for a mandatory rematch, but the WBO Championship Committee today denied that petition. It was also announced today that Flanagan will make the first defense of his title on Saturday 10th October at the Manchester Arena with his challenger to be confirmed.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Khan Statement on Mayweather-Berto Announcement

Following the official announcement of Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto and to deal with a number of interview requests for comment which have come through Amir Khan has released the following statement:

Amir Khan: “I’m disappointed not to have got the fight for what is the third time after having been one of the frontrunners. However, there are many big fights out there for me and I’m going to continue working hard to establish myself at the top of the welterweight division. Floyd Mayweather has fought the biggest names throughout his career and has earned the right to face whoever he chooses. I wish my stablemate Andre Berto and trainer Virgil Hunter the very best of luck in the fight. I have seen how hard Andre trains and works and know that he is ready to give Floyd a very tough night.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Selby Signs Deal with Al Haymon

IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby has signed a deal to work with boxing advisor Al Haymon. Haymon will work as an advisor to Selby, who will continue to be managed by Chris Sanigar. Speaking on the agreement, Selby said, “I’m delighted to have signed with Al Haymon and I’m looking forward to boxing in some massive fights ahead. I’m also pleased to continue with Chris Sanigar, who’s been with me since the start of my pro career. It’s exciting times ahead and I can’t wait for my first world title defense.”

Selby’s manager Chris Sanigar added “Lee has been based out in the USA for his last five training camps and it was always our ambition longer term for Lee to box in the USA as well as at home in the UK.”

There will be news of Lee Selby’s first defense of his world title coming soon.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Morales eyes “Payasito” upset on Telemundo Friday

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Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico will look to upset former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The twelve-round bout for the vacant Mexican jr. featherweight title will be the Boxeo Telemundo Ford season finale. Morales’ record is a bit deceptive as he has faced some solid competition including current world champion Carlos Cuadras. He has also had the experience of sparring and training with former world champions Tomas Rojas and Cruz Carbajal who are both from his native Vera Cruz. Morales feels that these experiences will play a major role in his upset bid of Hernandez. (more…)



August 5th, 2015

UFC

Chris Camozzi Is Waiting On His Man Strength

Chris Camozzi has heard that when a man reaches the age of 30, he obtains super powers that he can apply to his life and his career.

“I’m not quite 30 yet, but when I am, I’m hoping I get some man strength,” the 28-year-old middleweight quipped . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Ellerbe: Both guys will be looking for a KO

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has commented via Twitter on the response to the Mayweather-Berto announcement:

Leonard Ellerbe: Some media are going to complain no matter who he fights, always an excuse. He just beat whom they picked as “fighter of decade.” Can’t please everyone it’s impossible, but one thing for sure, it’s going to be a very exciting fight right along with the great undercard! Great fighters make things look easy, that’s what makes them great. Nothing easy about Canelo, Cotto, Pacquiao just to name a few. One punch changes the whole dynamics of everything. Neither guy will take a step back in this fight. Both guys will be looking for a KO!! Most of those who complain are the same ones who also said Cotto was washed up before Floyd fought him.



August 5th, 2015

UFC

Saenz Loves Beating The Odds

Being a 7-1 underdog is no joke, except when you win.

Sitting on the other side of the planet in his opponent’s home country of Brazil, UFC bantamweight Frankie Saenz literally laughed out loud when he found out he was a 7-1 underdog against Iuri Alcantara in February. A few hours later, Saenz would prove the critics wrong by earning a unanimous decision against the then-top 10 ranked Alcantara . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Frank Warren Statement on Ricky Burns and Paul Smith

As a consequence of a high court judgement in the Frank Warren v. Ricky Burns litigation, Frank Warren’s solicitors lodged a claim with Burns’ Trustee in Bankruptcy in the sum of £447,000 plus interest. Lawyers acting for the Trustee in the bankruptcy of the estate of Mr. Burns have now confirmed that they have withdrawn the appeal lodged by Mr. Burns against the Judgment and Mr Warren is now pursuing the recovery of sums due to him . In the Judgment, the court found in Mr. Warren’s favour that he was owed management commission arising out of Mr. Burns’ contests and was criticised for the manner in which he sought to walk away from his promotional agreement with Frank Warren Promotions.

In a separate ruling, Paul Smith has today been ordered to pay 100% (£48,000) of Mr. Warren’s costs for including him as a party in a misguided court application. Smith had sought to remove the British Boxing Board Of Control’s jurisdiction over a contractual dispute between himself and Mr. Warren. The dispute is now proceeding under the Board’s rules and regulations.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Harada finishes Nakano in grudge fight

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Japan-based Filipino banger, JBC#8/OPBF#12 lightweight Mondo Harada (AKA Ricky Sismundo; 29-8-2, 13 KOs), 134.5, scored a fine come-from-behind victory in a grudge fight when he survived a third-round visit to the canvas and dropped Japanese lefty Kazuya Nakano (8-5-1, 7 KOs), 134.5, twice and halted him at 2:10 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. They fought to a technical draw in the first round due to an accidental headbutt this May, and the rematch had been greatly anticipated by our fight fans. The game Japanese, in the third, landed a vicious southpaw left to the button of Sismundo, flooring him on the seat of trunks. His punishment was such that we thought it would be a night for Nakano, but the tide turned against him in the next session. Sismundo exploded a three-punch combination to the face and badly decked the Japanese southpaw, and floored him again with a wicked left hook. As Sismundo furiously followed it up, the referee Fukuchi promptly intervened to raise the Filipino’s arm. (In this case, the ref’s halt is regarded as the third knockdown in the same round, which has the JBC’s result registered as knockout, not TKO.)

Promoter: Hideki Todaka Promotions.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Oscar De La Hoya criticizes stereotypes in “Southpaw” movie

Scotland giving female boxers a fighting chance

Amir Khan pledges to train Pakistan boxers himself

Big month for Aussie boxers



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach to train Tommy Morrison’s son

Heavyweight Trey Lippe-Morrison (8-0, 8 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, is now training under Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. “Freddie and I connected well during our first session,” said Lippe-Morrison, who was previously trained by fellow legend Jesse Reid before logistics amicably ended their relationship. “It means the world that Freddie wants to work with me because I’m only 8-0. The majority of his fighters are at the championship level and I’m not there yet. I expect to get great sparring at the Wild Card Gym and receive constant feedback from the training staff.”

“I’m really looking forward to working Trey’s corner for the first time later this month,” said Roach. “He has tremendous power in both hands. We’re going to knock a lot of people out!” Lippe-Morrison’s first match under the tutelage of Roach comes against Corey Phelps (16-8-1, 8 KOs) on August 29 at Memorial Hall in Joplin, MO. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

PPV Price for Mayweather-Berto? $64.95/$74.95HD

Following the record $89.95/$99.95HD pay-per-view price for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao megafight in May, Showtime is rolling back the price for Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto. Fight fans can see what is being advertised as Floyd’s final fight for $64.95/$74.95HD. The pricing matches the price for Floyd’s fights against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. Mayweather-Guerrero was $59.95/$69.95HD.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd a massive betting favorite

There are a number of early lines posted on the just announced September 12 PPV clash between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Andre Berto.

As expected, Floyd is a prohibitive favorite. The Greek makes Floyd a -4000 (40:1) favorite, bet365.com has Floyd at -8000 (80:1), SkyBet has Floyd favored -6600 (66:1), several others list Floyd at -10000 (100:1). According to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp, the hosting MGM Resorts Sportsbook has Mayweather opening as a -5000 (50:1) favorite.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Former champ Segura to face Palacios in Arizona

By David Finger

Former WBO and WBA light flyweight champion Giovani Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs) has just been added to the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing promoted fight card on August 15th in Fort McDowell, Arizona. Segura will be taking on another former world champion in Juan Palacios (29-5-2, 22 KOs) in a fight that promises fireworks. Although Palacios is winless in his last four fights (going 0-2-2) he is still regarded as a competent contender with the punching power to derail Segura’s comeback. Segura is best remembered for his stunning upset over Ivan Calderon to win the WBO and WBA world titles and is widely regarded as one of the hardest punching smaller men in the sport. However, the 34-year old Nicaraguan is still considered a viable and dangerous opponent with the tools to upset Segura. Palacios is best remembered for winning the WBC interim minimumweight title in 2008 against Omar Soto. He also won the WBA interim minimumweight title in 2011. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Malignaggi delivers largest boxing audience on ESPN since 1998

The second edition of ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) series—featuring Danny García vs. Paulie Malignaggi and Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora—on Saturday, Aug. 1, delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since 1998 (5/22/98 Bronco McKart vs Ronald Weaver). An average audience of 1,073,000 viewers (P2+) watched the event – up 34 percent and 55 percent among P25-54 from the July 11 PBC on ESPN event. The telecast also peaked during the main event with nearly 1.5 million viewers according to Nielsen.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Ellerbe: Berto a real danger to Floyd | Espinosa: Berto a legitimate threat

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and Showtime Sports chief Stephen Espinoza have weighed in on the just announced September 12 PPV clash between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Andre Berto.

Leonard Ellerbe: ‘Money’ Mayweather is back and the whole Mayweather Promotions team is ready to build off of the incredible record-breaking May 2 event. It’s a pleasure to bring this great fight, plus the incredible undercard of action, to the fans in Las Vegas at MGM Grand. Andre Berto is a powerful fighter who presents a real danger to Floyd. He will have to use all of his skills to slow Berto down.

Stephen Espinoza: When Showtime Networks and Floyd Mayweather teamed up for the first time in 2013, it was called a record-breaking deal – and that’s exactly what it has been. Through five fights of the six-fight term, the results have exceeded our grandest expectations. Floyd has never hesitated to take on the best of the best in his division. In Andre Berto, Floyd has chosen an opponent who always comes to fight and always entertains. Berto’s power and athleticism make him a legitimate threat against any opponent, and against Floyd, we expect Berto to be as aggressive as ever.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Berto: I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on Sept 12

Andre Berto: I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on September 12. Best believe that I plan to bring it to Floyd and I’m not concerned about what 48 other fighters have been unable to do. Somebody is getting knocked out and it won’t be me. You don’t want to miss this.

Floyd Mayweather: I’m ready to get back in the ring on September 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m ‘The Best Ever.’ I always bring my A-game and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception. He’s a young, strong fighter who is hungry to take down the best. Forty-eight have tried before and on September 12, I’m going to make it 49.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Two world title fights on May-Berto undercard

Two world championship fights have been announced for the Mayweather-Berto pay-per-view telecast.

Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will risk his WBO junior lightweight title in a rematch against the boxer he dethroned, four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs). In addition, Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC super middleweight world title against mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). A fourth fight on the pay-per-view telecast will be announced soon.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Berto is on for September 12

Floyd Mayweather just announced via Instagram that he is fighting Andre Berto on September 12 on Showtime PPV. The bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. If triumphant, Floyd would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0. Ticket pricing and on sale information is forthcoming later this week.

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August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. opponent named: Billy Bailey

46-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (61-8, 44 KOs) will square off against Billy Bailey (12-19-4, 4 KOs) on August 16 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 37-year-old Bailey is hoping to get back on track against Jones after a 2-14 run dating back to 2010. The bout will be featured on the NUVOtv-televised live finale of the reality series “Knockout,” which Jones hosts. The show follows nine boxers trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr., “Sugar” Shane Mosley and John “Iceman” Scully.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez could be on Mayweather card

By Gabriel F Cordero

There is a strong possibility that Mexican former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez could be on still unannounced September 12 Floyd Mayweather card in Las Vegas. According to Gonzalez, Promociones del Pueblo is looking to get him on that card following his comeback win last weekend. Jhonny claimed the WBC international super featherweight belt by beating Kazuki Hashimoto by second round TKO in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Fox Sports announces PBC Tuesday night series

FOX Sports today announced that it has reached a multi-year, multi-platform agreement to telecast Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), under which it will be the exclusive boxing program for FOX Sports 1, with content also going to FOX Deportes. The announcement was made by David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. FOX Sports 1 premieres “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays,” a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June, 2016. The fights are simulcast on FOX Deportes, under a series name to be determined soon.

The show kicks off on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 8, with a super welterweight bout between former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) and Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3, 14 KOs). The co-main event features a junior featherweight bout between undefeated Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas (21-1, 15 KOs).

After the series debut, the punches keep coming on Tuesday, Sept. 15 (9:00 PM ET), when undefeated welterweight Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) faces Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-3, 15 KOs) in the headlining event. Light heavyweights Thomas Williams (18-1, 12 KOs) and Umberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) are featured in the co-main event.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, undefeated rising star Julian “J-Rock” Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) tests his skills against Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17 KOs) in a super welterweight battle. Also featured that night, Moises Flores (23-0, 16 KOs) fights to stay undefeated against Luis Emmanuel Cusolito (21-1, 19 KOs) in a junior featherweight bout.

Super featherweight world champion Javier Fortuna (28-0, 20 KOs) puts his belt on the line Tuesday, Sept. 29 against 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Velazquez (19-1, 12 KOs) in the night’s main event. The co-main event features a battle of unbeaten super welterweight fighters when Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) faces 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs). (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Yamamoto dethrones OPBF 118lb champ Kawaguchi

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unheralded Takahiro Yamamoto (16-4, 13 KOs), 118, dramatically captured the OPBF bantamweight belt when he overcame his visit to the deck and finally halted defending titlist Yu Kawaguchi (23-7, 10 KOs), 118, at 0:50 of the seventh round on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. It was such a give-and-take affair as the champ hit the canvas in the second, but the challenger was also sent to the deck in round three. The champ Kawaguchi, in round two, sustained a bad laceration over the right eyebrow, which became a great nuisance for him to go on. The seventh witnessed the champ Kawaguchi hit the deck again and bleed so profusely that the third man didn’t hesitate to declare a halt. The victor Yamamoto had lost a split duke to Kawaguchi in their first encounter with the vacant OPBF belt at stake this April, but he avenged his close defeat with such a see-saw triumph that had the crowd into frenzy.

Promoter: Green Tsuda Promotions.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

8th Annual Briscoe Awards to Be Presented at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on October 18

BRYANT JENNINGS, CUNNINGHAM VS. MANSOUR, & OTHERS TO BE HONORED

PhillyBoxingHistory.com announced today that the 8th Annual Briscoe Awards, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia fight scene, will move to an exciting new venue this year. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, becomes the new home of the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1-4pm. The Briscoe Awards, named after legendary middleweight Bennie Briscoe, honors the biggest accomplishments of the Philadelphia fight year and brings together the local community to celebrate everything Philly boxing. This free event is open to the public and is regularly attended by the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, and other boxing people. Everyone is welcome.

Bryant Jennings will take home the “2014 Philly Fighter of the Year” award in October. Jennings won two bouts in 2014, and in the process, earned a shot at the world heavyweight title. Jennings has won Briscoe Awards in the past, but this is his first as “Fighter of the Year.”

The thrilling USBA heavyweight title brawl between Steve Cunningham and Amir Mansour was named the “2014 Philly Fight of the Year”, and both combatants will receive their Briscoe Awards at the October 18th event. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Telemundo favorite “Payasito” returns Friday

WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Cancun, this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds and the vacant Mexican jr. featherweight title is up for grabs. The bout will be the Boxeo Telemundo Ford summer season finale.

Hernandez was able to win an interim WBO title, but has come up short in three attempts at winning the full version of a world title. He turned professional at just 15 years of age nearly 13 years ago. He’s still only 29 years old, relatively young considering all of his experience. Currently ranked #8 by the WBO, and #9 by both the WBC and WBA, “Payasito” is aiming to get himself in position for one more challenge for a world title. (more…)



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UFC

Finally! Mir vs. Arlovski set for UFC 191

With former UFC heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski surging back into title contention, the dream fight fans have wanted to see for over a decade will become a reality on September 5 when the two veteran stars meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a pivotal UFC 191 matchup . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



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