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Rocky Martinez, McWilliams Arroyo ready for ‘The War’ on April 11

Rocky Martinez, McWilliams Arroyo ready for 'The War' on April 11

Photos: Joel Colon / PR Best Former two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez and world contender McWilliams Arroyo trained this afternoon ...

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Adonis Superman Stevenson public media workout

Adonis Superman Stevenson public media workout

Photos: Amanda Kwok / PBC on CBS Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson held a public media workout on Monday at Place ...

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Run Manny Run

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao goes thru early morning drills with strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune in Los Angeles for ...

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Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime In the main event from Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs) ...

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Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Story and photos by Scott Foster at ringside Multi-division former world champion Roy Jones Jr (61-8, 44 KOs) returned to action Saturday night ...

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Boxing News

Golovkin to defend against Monroe Jr May 16

WBA and WBC (interim) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend against Willie Monroe Jr. May 16 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The fight will be officially announced next week and be presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and the Forum, the event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Monroe, winner of the 2014 Boxcino tournament, is currently ranked #2 by the WBA, #5 by the WBO and #9 by the WBC.



March 13th, 2015



Boxing News

Weights from Scottsdale, Arizona

By David Finger

“Bronco Billy” Wright 325 vs. Gilberto Matheus Domingos 208
Milorad “Hammer Hands” Zizic 160 vs. Louis Rose 158.4
Solomon Egberime 143 vs. Gerardo Cuevas 145
Ben Acosta 130 vs. Emmanuel Nievas 128.7
Yoann Kongolo 171 vs. Jonathon Blue 173

The Jeff Tabrizi-Carlos Castillo was scrapped when Tabrizi was a no-show for the weigh in.

Venue: We Ko Pa Casino, Scottsdale, Arizona
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Boxing

An exciting night of boxing is slated to hit the Phoenix area tonight as one of the most intriguing fighters in boxing takes another step closer to a possible WBC heavyweight title fight. WBC 16th ranked heavyweight Billy Wright 46-4, 37 KOs takes on 29-year old Brazilian puncher Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-2, 20 KOs) in a ten round fight for the WBC Latino Heavyweight title as well as the WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight championship. Wright is emerging as one of the more talked about heavyweight contenders in the sport due to his age: at 50-years old he is hands down the oldest ranked fighter in the world (he was born a month before Bernard Hopkins). (more…)



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev, Pascal make weight

By Dave Spencer
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Sergey Kovalev 174.2 vs. Jean Pascal 175
(IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight championship)
No face off between the fighters after their scuffle at the press conference.

Steve Cunningham 209.6 vs. Czar Glazkov 218.4
(IBF heavyweight eliminator)
Vasily Lepikhin 174.9 vs. Isaac Chilemba 175.5*
Chilemba came back later at 175

Dierry Jean 137.7 vs. Carlos Manuel Reyes 136.8
Nadjib Mohammedi 173 vs. Lee Campbell 174.2
Dmitry Mikhaylenko 146.8 vs. Felipe De la Paz 145.3
Yves Ulysse Jr 143.3 vs. Miguel Antoine 143.9
David Theroux 144.4 vs. Lukasz Janik 144.6

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: Main Events/Interbox
TV: HBO

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March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Tampa Florida

Photos: All Star Boxing

Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal 118 vs Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriquez 118
WBC Latin Bantamweight Title

Sergey Lipinets 139 vs Cosme “Chino” Rivera 139
Alphonso Black 151 Vs Daniel Rosario 152
Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques 117 Vs Nydia “Da Phenomenal” Feliciano 118
Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic 178 vs Larry Pryor 178
Ricky Tomlinson 126 vs Alex Adorno 125
Omar Albañil 153 vs Patrick Thomas 153
Inka Laley 153 vs Robert Hill 154

Promoter: All Star Boxing
Venue: A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, FL
TV: Telemundo

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March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Can Pascal handle Kovalev’s power?

On HBO Saturday night, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) will defend his WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world titles against Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) at the Centre Belle in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Kovalev is known for his knockout power, but he is traveling to the lion’s den to face Pascal on his home turf. Pascal, a former world champion, is known for his great chin – he’s never been knocked down.

Click here for the scouting report on this explosive match-up:



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Patrick Hyland ready to light up The Garden for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: Ed Diller/DBE

Patrick Hyland returns to NYC in spectacular fashion, headlining The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on March 14. Having opened for the Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 tele-card, Hyland is now closer towards securing bigger fights in the featherweight division. I recently sat down with Hyland to discuss his thoughts on fighting Herrera and what the future holds for him.

Patrick, you’re no stranger to New York but you are a stranger to the Garden. You’ll be headlining the card for St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Di Bella Entertainment, how does that make you feel?

Makes me feel amazing! I’m no stranger to New York, I lived up state for two and a half years and came down to the city and watched the fights in the Garden, it was unbelievable. I watched Matthew Macklin fight Sergio Martinez on St. Patrick’s day. That was unbelievable, one day I hoped to be there and now I’m headlining.

I signed up with Lou and he’s given me good fights, headlined BB Kings and now my second one is headlining at the Garden, I’m just over the moon and blessed to be here. (more…)



March 13th, 2015

UFC

Johny Hendricks: Leaner and Meaner

McCarran International Airport is always overflowing with people leaving Las Vegas who feel they were bamboozled by the house when big money was on the line . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Tijuana’s Quintero new foe for “Chelo” Gonzalez

By Felipe Leon

It was confirmed exclusively to BoxeoTijuana.com that former world title challenger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (26-5, 22KO) will travel to the Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico, to face hometown favorite Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (23-1, 18KO) on Saturday, April 11th. The twelve round fight will be the semi-main event to the much anticipated clash between WBO super featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido and Roman “Rocky” Martinez from the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez’s only loss came at the fists of Brit Ricky Burns in a challenge for the WBO 135lbs title in May of 2013. Back in October of 20012, Quintero of Tijuana by way of Culiacan, Sinaloa, challenged Miguel “Titere” Vazquez for the IBF version of the same crown. Quintero was on the losing end of a split decision in a fight many pundits saw him win. (more…)



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

France mourns amateur star Vastine

Photo courtesy Olivier Montserrat-Robert

Photo courtesy Olivier Montserrat-Robert


By Robert Coster

Alexis Vastine, one of France’s greatest amateur boxers, died on Monday at age 28 in Argentina in an helicopter crash in which other French sport stars also perished while participating in a TV reality show. Vastine, a jr welterweight and welterweight, was best known for his participation in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

In his first Olympic Games, Vastine lost a controversial decision to eventual Gold Medal winner Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic. The referee deducted two points from Vastine and Diaz won a 10-12 verdict (Alexis had to settle for the Bronze medal). In 2012, the young Frenchman was the victim of an even more controversial decision against Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine. In a bout that Vastine seemed to dominate, the shocking nod of the judges was an 18-18 tie with the referee then voting for the Ukranian boxer amid loud boos from the public.

Earlier this year, Vastine lost his younger sister Corinne, also a boxer, in a car accident. Says boxing reporter Olivier Montserrat-Robert, “Alexis had it all. He was tremendously talented and looked like a movie actor but, in fact, his life and career were marred by heartbreaks and tragedy. He will be sorely missed.”



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey responds to Laila Ali

Floyd Mayweather downplay’s Freddie Roach’s gameplan for Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao talks about losing, and how that made him a better fighter

The Wall Street Journal on Mayweather-Pacquiao



March 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao Update

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Kimmel photo courtesy ABC / Randy Holmes

Academy Award-winning actor-director Robert Duvall stopped by the Wild Card Boxing Club to wish boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao good luck for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather. Duvall is an Oscar nominated actor for his role in “The Judge.”

Pacman also made a surprise visit to the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TV show, where he met up with Guillermo, Jimmy Kimmel and actor Liam Neeson.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

(more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas stays unbeaten, batters Tomlinson

Unbeaten jr lightweight Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over “Wild” Will Tomlinson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) on Thursday night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. 2008 Olympian Vargas abused the game Tomlinson the entire fight and finally dropped him to end it in round eight. Time was :30. The bout was for the NABF and WBO Intl belts.

Update: The official time was incorrectly announced in the ring as 1:30, however a review of the video showed the bout actually ended 30 seconds into round eight.

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In a clash of undefeated light heavyweights, Vyacheslav “Lion Heart” Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) was victorious when Fabiano “Pit Bull” Pena (11-1-1, 8 KOs) didn’t come out for round six. Shabranskyy took over the fight in round two and punished Pena the rest of the way.

Undefeated Olympian super middleweight Yamaguchi Falcao (4-0, 2 KOs) scored a first round KO over Rayond Terry (3-1, 2 KOs).



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Westbury, NY

Antoine Douglas 159.75 vs. Thomas LaManna 157.75
Ismael Barroso 134 vs. Issouf Kinda 133.5
Jerry Odom 168 vs. Andrew Hernandez 167.75
Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Pablo Cruz 120.75

Venue: The Space at Westbury in Westbury, NY
Promoter: GH3 Promotions/Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: Showtime



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Smith returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten featherweight Brayd Smith (12-0, 10KOs) will have the toughest test of his career when he challenges Filipino John Vincent Moralde (11-0, 6KOs) over ten rounds with the WBC Asian Continental title up for grabs on Saturday at Rumours International , Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

The unbeaten 20 year old Moralde is coming off a ten round decision win over Jason Butar Butar last September. In July 2014 Moralde captured the Philippines 122 pound title by scoring a second round stoppage over Ronerex Dalut.

The 23 year old Smith is coming off a third round stoppage of Anshori Anhar Pitulay last December. Smith is the son of Brendon Smith who guided Michael Katsidis to the WBO championship



March 12th, 2015

UFC

The “Detroit Superstar” Firing On All Cylinders

Daron “Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank understands the fight business as well as any veteran in the game, and coming into his UFC 185 bout against Jiu-Jitsu specialist Beneil Dariush, his outlook is all confidence in both his fight game and his showmanship . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Spike TV Weights from Ontario, Calif; Porter gets new opponent

Update: Former world champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter will now face a new opponent after original opponent Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia was a no-show at the weigh-in. Garcia apparently wasn’t close to making weight.

Josesito Lopez 146.3 vs. Andre Berto 146
(WBA interim welterweight title)
Chris Arreola 262.4 vs. Curtis Harper 265.2
Shawn Porter 146.7 vs. Roberto Garcia ??
Miquel Vazquez 136.6 vs. Jerry Belmontes 136.1
Gerald Washington 248.5 vs. Jason Gavern 249.8
Hanzel Martinez 125.2 vs. German Meraz 125.4
Oscar Molina 123.7 vs. Juan Rojas 123.5

Venue: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Goossen Promotions
TV: Spike TV



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo will fight for a title on April 25 in Puerto Rico

After a successful tour of fights along the east coast of the United States, “El Diamante” returns home for the first title bout of his professional career. Fully recovered from the injury on his left hand, rising Puerto Rican star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo will battle for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional title on an April 25 card that will take place at the Mario “Quijote” Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo. “For me there is nothing better than representing Puerto Rico, honoring my flag and bringing joy to my Island. I’m more than happy and thankful with Top Rank for the opportunity of fighting for a title in front of my people,” said the young prospect that is considered by many as ‘The Next Big Thing’ in Puerto Rican boxing. “I am very grateful with the fans on the Island for the unconditional support they have always given me and that’s why I wanted to give them my first title fight.”

In what will be his first in-ring appearance of 2015 and his first in Puerto Rico since August of 2014, Verdejo, who is undefeated with a record of 16-0 and 12 knockouts, will battle for a WBO regional title against Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Kua Kua” Lopez (24-5, 15 KO’s) in a 10-round duel in the lightweight division on the main the main event of the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card that will take place on April 25 card at the Mario “Quijote” Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux targets “regular” champ Quigg

International boxing manager Gary Hyde, president of Nowhere2Hyde Management, has formally petitioned the World Boxing Association (WBA) to enforce a mandatory title fight between Hyde’s fighter, WBA Super amd World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), and WBA “regular” 122-pound division titlist Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs).

Below is a copy of Hyde’s letter to the WBA:

Dear Chairman Mendoza:

I write as the manager of Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Unified WBA/WBO Champion.

I write to request enforcement of the mandatory. Uniquely in the Super Bantamweight Division Guillermo Rigondeaux is the “Unified Champion” and Scott Quigg is the “Regular Champion.” Clearly as the Regular Champion Quigg is the highest ranked contender in the division. While he was injured he is now back in training and there is no reason why Mr. Rigondeaux cannot or should not fulfill his mandatory obligations against Mr. Quigg.

We are aware that there are some discussions about a bout between Quigg and Frampton. However, we have been in touch with the IBF and they will not sanction the unification fight with anyone other than the highest level champion which in this case is Guillermo Rigondeaux.

We respectfully suggest that it is best to deal with the mandatory issue now and request that Quigg and Guillermo be directed to begin negotiations.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Hyde



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Syroos – Rebrasse called off

The fight between Seyedin Syroos and Christopher Rebrasse which was scheduled for next Saturday at the Spiroudome of Charleroi, Belgium had to be cancelled when Syroos was hospitalized earlier today. The fight was to be for the inaugural WBC Francophone supermiddleweight title. At the moment no more details are known.
The show goes on as scheduled with Alex Miskirtchian, Ryad Merhy and Herve Hubeaux taking the main fights.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Zac Dunn ready for Max Bursak

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#12 Zac Dunn (17-0, 15KOs) will challenge Max Bursak (30-3-1, 13KOs) over twelve rounds for the vacant IBO super middleweight title on June 5 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dunn is coming off a second round stoppage of WBC#14 Beibi Berrocal last Friday.

Bursak’s only losses were were by points decisions to Hassan N’Dam In a WBO title bout in 2012, Martin Murray and Jarrod Fletcher also defeated Bursak in 2014 in WBC and WBA regional title bouts respectively. Bursak holds a win over highly regarded former world middleweight contender Brian Vera in 2010.

The Ukraine born 30 year old Bursak is coming off a second round stoppage over Ramazi Gogichashvili last November.

The 24 year old Dunn is promoted by Barry Michael who is a former IBF 130 pound champion and plans on Dunn challenging WBO champion Arthur Abraham if successful against Bursak.

“Dunn has the skills and power to become world champion” said Michael. “He reminds me of Mikkel Kessler. American boxing agent Don Majeski is working with us so Dunn can receive world title opportunities”



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

More Boxing on CBS Sports Network

Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) has announced a multi-fight deal with CBS Sports Network to telecast live professional boxing. “Championship Boxing” will debut on CBS Sports Network on April 17 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. In the 10-round main event, Ireland’s WBA #12/IBF #11-rated “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 KOs) will face Philadelphia’s hard-punching Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (22-4-1, 21 KOs) for the WBA Oceana championship. In the 10-round televised co-feature, Canada’s world rated lightweight star Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-2, 7 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC Continental Americas Championship.

“I am extremely proud to be unveiling this series with CBS Sports Network,” said Greg Cohen. “This is a huge next step in the evolution of my company. This is going to be a great year for televised boxing and it’s an honor to be working with such a prestigious television partner to make it happen.”

Specific match-ups, more dates and venues will be announced at a later date.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Jr: I believe in my skills, I believe in myself and I believe I am going to be victorious

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The time has come for eleven time and five division world champion Floyd ‘Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) to silence the critics and haters when he takes on eight division world champion Philippine icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (47-5-2, KOs) on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on HBO and Showtime Pay per view. We caught up with boxing’s best pound for pound fighter Wednesday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles prior to the kickoff press conference announcing this fight.

“It’s always good watching the best vs. the best that’s what’s intriguing about this about this matchup,” Mayweather told Fightnews.com “Everything is about timing it took a while but it happened.

“Meeting after the Miami Heat game in his hotel, I think that is what made this happen,” Mayweather said about making this fight. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: I’m Not Worried About This

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The stage has been set after years of demand for the megafight between eleven time and five division world champion and Pound for Pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) and eight division world champion and Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). On Saturday May 2 Pacquiao will attempt to become the first fighter to defeat Mayweather when the two square off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on HBO and Showtime Pay-per view.

“I am so happy and I am sure boxing fans are happy this fight is happening,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com. We caught up with the “Pacman” at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles at yesterday’s kickoff press conference as he talked about his showdown with Mayweather and what he has in store come fight night.

“This fight is very important for boxing history and I don’t want to leave a question mark in my legacy. Finally it’s happening. I’m happy,” Pacquiao said. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez-Fortuna for WBA super featherweight title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Two-time super featherweight world champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez (34-1, 18 KOs) could face former world champion Javier “Abejón” Fortuna (27-0, 20 KOs) on May 16 in Panama City for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. This week it was reported that Vásquez inked a promotinal deal with Goossen Promotions. Vasquez also could be training in Panama trainer Rigoberto Garibaldi for the fight against Fortuna.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vidal has Telemundo record in sight Friday

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Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-3, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico will look to rebound from his last fight which was a loss to Daniel Lozano in the Telemundo 115 pound tourney final. Vidal will face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (10-2 , 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” main event this Friday. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight title on the line. Site of the fight will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida.

Though Vidal was knocked out in his last fight. It was his thrilling 8th round KO of Mexico’s Juan “Loquito” Kantún that put him on the map. Their fight ranked as the program’s most-watched telecast in history with 641,000 total viewers that. Vidal feels that his fight with Rodriguez coul possibly outdo the numbers in his fight with Kantún. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddy Gutknecht inks with new manager

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel


Manager Winfried Spiering, who former handled ex-IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester, has inked a management pact with light heavyweight Eduard Gutknecht (26-3-1, 9 KOs).

“I’ve known Eddy since his days as an amateur,” said Spiering. “I always liked his stand-up attitude. At 32, he’s not ready for the scrap heap. I’m pleased to work with him.” Gutknecht will train in Gifhorn, then wire in for fights in Berlin with trainer Hartmut Schröder. Spiering added that his Wiking Boxteam is picking up speed again with more news to come soon.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Egberime in action Friday against Cuevas

Photo: Team Egberime

Photo: Team Egberime


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian super lightweight champion Solomon Egberime (22-4-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Gerardo Cuevas (17-12, 15 KOs) over ten rounds at Fort McDowell, Arizona, on Friday. Egberime who was born in Nigeria but has been based in Sydney, Australia for several years and is coming off a ten round points loss to former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora in 2012. Egberime has been training in the USA for eight weeks and is in outstanding condition for this bout against the Mexican KO puncher Gerardo Cuevas, who is the son of Mexican boxing legend Pipino Cuevas. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

UFC

Patience is key for Sergio Pettis

Sergio Pettis faces Ryan Benoit at UFC 185 in Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Saturday, and for the second time he will be on a UFC card that his older brother Anthony is headlining . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez Locked and Loaded for Berto on Premier Boxing Champions

By David Robinett

On the same day that the eyes of the boxing world were fixed on a press conference in Los Angeles, California, for a fight marking the zenith of one era in boxing, 40 miles to the east of Los Angeles, in the commuter suburb of Ontario, California, another, more intimate press event was held to announce the second chapter of a potentially new era in boxing.

On Wednesday night at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Goossen Promotions presented some of the fighters scheduled to appear in the second installment of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series scheduled for March 13, 2015, at nearby Citizens Business Bank Arena. Fighters in attendance included Andre Berto, Shawn Porter, Roberto Garcia, and Josesito Lopez.

For Lopez, (33-6, 19 KOs), scheduled to face off against former welterweight titlist Berto, (29-3, 22 KOs), this fight represents somewhat of a full circle. Lopez’s biggest victory and the one that propelled him into the boxing limelight was his ninth round stoppage of Victor Ortiz in 2012. At the time, despite coming off of a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ortiz was still one of the brightest young stars in the sport. The unknown Lopez was tabbed as a late replacement for Ortiz’s original opponent, Berto, who was scheduled to face Ortiz in a rematch of their epic 2011 slugfest. However prior to the fight Berto tested positive for a banned substance and received a lengthy suspension. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Actor Liam Neeson asks “buddy” Manny Pacquiao for two tickets for Mayweather fight.

UFC President Dana Whiteexcited” about Pacquiao-Mayweather

Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe get together in a British meet-and-greet.

NBC pleased with TV boxing ratings.



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