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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

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Boxing News

Hopkins, Kovalev make weight

Photos: Emily Harney

Bernard Hopkins 173.5 vs. Sergey Kovalev 174.5
(WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titles)

Luis Abregu 146.5 vs. Sadam Ali 146
Nadjib Mohammedi 176 vs. Demetrius Walker 174.5
Vyacheslav Glazkov 220 vs. Darnell Wilson 239
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 173.5 vs. Emil Gonzalez 174
Eric Hunter 128 vs. Daniel Ramirez 127
Sullivan Barrera 175 vs. Rowland Bryant 174
Andrey Sirotkin 169 vs. Michael Mitchell 168
Ryan Martin 136 vs. Martin Cardona 135.5

Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Golden Boy/Main Events
TV: HBO

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November 7th, 2014



Boxing News

Adamek-Szpilka weigh in: It’s personal in Krakow

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Bartek Jurecki

25-year-old Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KO) has always been a fighter who wears his emotions on the sleeve – especially when when talking about former two-division world champion and nemesis 37-year-old Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KO). You could cut tension with the proverbial knife tonight in Krakow, when Adamek and Szpilka met tonight before their sold out (17,500 tickets!) fight on Saturday. They were close enough to whisper some choice words during a face off – with Szpilka’s “I will teach you some tricks!” message, and Adamek smiling response: “I will beat you up, boy!” Adamek was 226.1 wearing sweatpants, Szpilka was 222.6 naked.

Polsat Boxing Night, a premiere boxing event in Poland with only Polish fighters on the card, will bring some internationally known boxers to the ring – former European champion and WBA middleweight title contender Grzegorz Proksa (29-3, 21 KO) will be challenged by undefeated Maciej Sulęcki (18-0, 3 KO). Saturday will also mean a return to the ring, after 2 year prison sentence, for one of the most talented and extravagant light heavyweights – ranked in the top by all sanctioned bodies before his incarceration Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KO). Kostecki, who is an overwhelming favorite in Krakow and vows that he will still be a world champion, will face Andrzej Sołdra (10-1, 5 KO). photos



November 7th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Uberlandia at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Ovince Saint Preux and the flyweight bout between Ian McCall and John Lineker, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil beginning at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT. Five prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the first prelim of the night will be available exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Ovince Saint Preux (205) VS Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (206)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
John Lineker (126*) VS Ian McCall (126)
Alan Jouban (171) VS Warlley Alves (171)
Leon Edwards (170) VS Claudio Silva (171)
Nina Ansaroff (116) VS Juliana Lima (115)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Rodolfo Rubio (145) VS Diego Rivas (146)
Trevor Smith (186) VS Caio Magalhaes (186)
Jorge de Oliveira (170) VS Dhiego Lima (170)
Charlie Brenneman (156) VS Leandro Silva (156)
Tim Gorman (135) VS Thomas Almeida (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Colby Covington (170) VS Wagner Silva (170)

*Lineker made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 126.7

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FRIDAY: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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SATURDAY: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel-Puente picked up by beIN SPORTS

beIN SPORTS en Español continues its boxing coverage this weekend with an interesting super featherweight clash from the Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido in Monterrey, Mexico, between former multi-division world champion Fernando “Ko-Chulito” Montiel and unbeaten Sergio “Dandy” Puente. Montiel (52-4-2, 39 KOs) is the former champion in both the flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight divisions, while currently holding six straight victories. Hometown fighter Puente (15-0, 6 KOs) is currently undefeated against super featherweight competition.



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek-Szpilka fight available in USA

The much-anticipated heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Artur “Szpila the Pin” Szpilka will be available in the United States via web-based PPV. The fight for the vacant IBF International heavyweight title in Kraków, Poland, will be available for purchase at http://boks.ipla.tv and begins at 7:00 PM CET (1:00 PM ET). The cost for the webcast is $13.00 (US dollars).



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson Wins Unanimous Decision on Charity Card in Cockeysville, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

In what amounted to a glorified public sparring session for her title defense next Saturday, undefeated welterweight Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of South Hill, VA won an easy four-round unanimous decision over Lucretia Meacham of Pine Bluff, AR in the main event of the Jonathan Ogden Foundation charity boxing card at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. Nelson landed crisp shots to Meacham’s head and body and was not in danger of getting hit back. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 for Nelson who is now 12-0-3, one KO and can fully focus on her WIBA Welterweight title defense against Victoria Cisneros on November 15 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Meacham’s record drops to 3-13, one KO. (more…)



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Sturm-Stieglitz Weigh-in Results

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Felix Sturm 166.1 vs. Robert Stieglitz 166.4
(75.5kg/166.5lb catch weight)

Steffen Kretschmann 231.7 vs. David Gegeshidze 250
Dennis Ronert 190.25 vs. Laszlo Hubert ??
Tom Pahlmann 191.8 vs. Jindrich Velecky ??
Domenic von Chrzanowski 159.6 vs. Darko Knezevic ??

Venue: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Promoter: SES
TV: Sat.1 (Germany)
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November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

O’Sullivan: He’s been talking a lot of trash and I am going to put him in his place

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has vowed to KO Anthony Fitzgerald in front of his bitter rivals own fans when the clash at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.

O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald finally get the chance to settle a rivalry that has been brewing for years, and after Fitzgerald told O’Sullivan he’d ‘annihilate’ him in his home town, Spike has hit back saying he will put his ‘jealous’ opponent to bed.

“I am going to embarrass him in front of his fans,” said O’Sullivan. “He’s been talking a lot of trash and I am going to put him in his place.

“I don’t consider us to have history, it’s him really – he’s been a bit jealous over the past few years as I have been getting places that he hasn’t been. I think he has been trying to live off my name and then when the fight has been close to happening, it doesn’t happen. It’s going to happen now though so that’s all that really matters. (more…)



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Chris Algieri: I have to go out there and be the young lion

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is weeks away from his showdown with eight-division world champion and current WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs). Taking place Saturday November 22 from the Cotai Arena at the Venitian, Macao, China live on HBO Pay per view. Fightnews.com caught up with Algieri, Thursday afternoon at his farewell press conference the Conga Room in LA Live before leaving to Macao. The champ spoke to us about his opportunity in facing the Filipino icon and what lies ahead.

“The opportunity came up to fight Manny Pacquiao and I jumped at it, just like the Provodnikov fight. The Provodnikov fight was a chance to get into the mainstream. This fight came up and I get to fight the best ever,” Chris Algieri told Fightnews.com “Pacquiao is a legend everyone knows about Manny Pacquiao I have to out there and be whoever I am.”

Algieri and Pacquiao completed a 2 week long international media tour to announce their fight making stops in Shagahai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York before Algieri hit training camp to prepare. “The tour was fun. I loved to travel, that was fun for me,” Algieri said. (more…)



November 7th, 2014

UFC

Clint Hester: A Tale of Patience and Timing

In one of the toughest divisions in the UFC, middleweight Clint Hester has the quietest win streak. Unbeaten in four Octagon outings, the 27-year-old from Atlanta has won seven straight overall, making him not just a fighter to watch, but a young man on the verge of big things if he happens to extend that winning streak to eight with a victory over Robert Whittaker this Friday night in Sydney . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Robert Stieglitz public workout pics

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Earlier this week, former two-time world champion Robert Stieglitz did a public training session in Stuttgart’s freshly opened “Milaneo” shopping center.

Joining Stieglitz were SES colleagues Steffen Kretschmann, Tom Pahlmann and Domenic von Chrzanowski, the latest addition to the “Team Germany.”

Stieglitz faces Felix Sturm in the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart on Saturday.

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November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Inoue to have ambitious shot at Narvaez

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat, OR Promotions of Argentina

Unbeaten ex-WBC 108-pound champ, Japan’s Naoya Inoue (only 7-0, 6 KOs) will jump up two categories and have a very ambitious crack at WBO 115-pound belt against Omar Narvaez (43-1-2, 23 KOs), the pride of Argentina, in Tokyo, Japan, on December 30. It was announced yesterday by former WBC/WBA 108-pound champ and Inoue’s promoter Hideyuki Ohashi of Ohashi Promotions. It must be the most sensational matchup here in Japan this year, and our aficionados have been stunned by this startling news even though Inoue, still 21, had a weight problem and outgrew the light-flyweight division by renouncing the WBC throne this Monday. (more…)



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Spinks walking, talking, smiling again

By TMZSports.com

Boxing legend Leon Spinks is finally walking, talking and smiling again … after a medical scare stemming from a chicken bone accident … TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, Spinks was hospitalized — and was in pretty bad shape — after swallowing a chicken bone … which got lodged in his intestine. We spoke with Leon’s attorney Steve Pacitti who tells us the former champ is still in the hospital — but he’s making tremendous progress. “He’s healing. He’s on the road to recovery,” Pacitti tells TMZ Sports … “I went to see him the other night and when I walked in he flashed a huge smile. He’s in great spirits.” Pacitti says he’s unsure when “Neon Leon” will be discharged from the hospital — but says things are looking good. “He’s up and walking … he’s talking.”



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Michael Farenas swears he’ll come back Puerto Rico a winner. More

Who’s declining quicker – Pacquiao or Mayweather? More

Amir Khan picks Pacquiao over Chris Algieri? More

Frank Bruno takes center stage at a charity event. More



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Hanzel Martinez and Melinda Cooper victorious

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

After a more than a month long hiatus of professional boxing in Tijuana, the border city is in full swing with two fight cards in the last two weeks. Last night it was Gonzalez Boxing Promotions in association with Round 13 to put on an entertaining seven-bout fight card at the Hangar 27 nightclub in the heart of the gastronomical district of Tijuana. In the main event, returning Tijuana favorite Hanzel “Rude Boy” Martinez (21-2, 17KO) made quick work of the highly overmatched Hiram “Nugget” Lopez (3-4, 1KO) also of Tijuana in the first round of a scheduled six.

Martinez had not seen action since February went he traveled to Phoenix, AZ, to give local fighter Alexis Santiago all he could handle in a much closer ten round scrap than the unanimous decision announced as the decision. Martinez suffered an injury to his right orbital bone that put him out of action until last night. (more…)



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Sun City spirits buoyed by Evens Pierre

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By Robert Coster

Sun City is one of the world’s poorest, crime- and disease-ridden places. A sprawling shanty-town on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, hope seems to have no place in this wretched, forbidden area of the Earth. But, on Saturday night, the people of Sun City will be hoping and praying for their native son, lightweight Evens Pierre (23-1, 16 KOs), who will be facing the toughest fight of his career when he battles touted former title contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs) of Nicaragua for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.

Says promoter Jacques Deschamps, “It’s a huge challenge for Evens, whose career has been guided in Panama facing boxers who, honestly speaking, don’t have the pedigree of Chirizo Gonzalez.”

On the same card, dubbed “National Pride,” which will be held at the Karibe Convention Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti this Saturday, two former world champions will see action. Edgar Sosa of Mexico faces Carlos Melo of Panama and Alicia Ashley of Jamaica goes against Grecia Nova of the Dominican Republic. Also, another WBA Fedelatin title will at stake when Azea Augastama (17-2, 9 KOs) meets Dominican KO artist Andy Perez (19-1, 18 KOs).



November 6th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Sydney at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping and the lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
Michael Bisping (185.7) VS Luke Rockhold (185.8)UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Al Iaquinta (155.5) VS Ross Pearson (155.6)
Clint Hester (185.4) VS Robert Whittaker (184.8)
Walt Harris (251.1) VS Soa Palelei (265.3)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Vagner Rocha (155.5) VS Jake Matthews (155.8)
Guto Inocente (205.1) VS Anthony Perosh (206)
Sam Alvey (185.4) VS Dylan Andrews (185.8)
Louis Smolka (126**) VS Richie Vaculik (125.6)
Chris Clements (170.1) VS Vik Grujic (171.6*)
Daniel Kelly (185.6) VS Luke Zachrich (185.2)
Marcus Brimage (135.9) VS Jumabieke Tuerxun (136)

*Grujic has two hours to make weight
**Smolka made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 126.8

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FRIDAY: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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SATURDAY: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

World ranked Vivian Harris set to continue comeback against Ramon Alvarez in Mexico

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Hard to imagine we’d be here just one year ago, but the impressive comeback of former WBA junior welterweight champion continues on November 29th in Mexico as he takes on another hard punching Mexican bomber in hostile territory. Harris will fight the popular Ramon Alvarez in Pachuca, Hidalgo in a twelve round affair.

After pair of stunning upset victories in his last two fights, the WBO #13 ranked welterweight now finds himself in a fight that could literally put him back into championship title fight in 2015. Not bad for a fighter considered finished just two years ago.

“Vivian is already ranked by the WBO,” Harris’s advisor, Zef Ramirez, said of the resurgent welterweight’s career. “And we have been told that a win over Alvarez here would not only put him in the IBF rankings, but also the WBC rankings. We know a win over Alvarez would put us in line for another world title fight.”

The popular Alvarez, brother of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, is currently ranked #17 by the WBC. (more…)



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour-Kassi Final Press Conference

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events

The final press conference for the last NBCSN Fight Night telecast of 2014 took place today at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennslyvania. In the main event, heavyweights Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) and Fred “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) will square off for 10 rounds.

J Russell Peltz, Hall of Fame Matchmaker: “I would like to welcome everyone to the press conference for the final NBCSN Fight Night card of the year. Two 40+ athletes are fighting Saturday night on the East Coast and I guarantee we have the more exciting one here. We have a great international card with fighters from the United States, Russia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Vasily Lepikhin fought here in August and knocked out Robert Berridge and earned himself a world ranking at light heavyweight. I saw Dmitry Mikhaylenko in August against Sechew Powell and I have never saw a fighter throw more punches from more angles. He is like the Energizer Bunny; I think he would throw punches as he was going down. Ronald Cruz is the reason we first came to Bethlehem. We had our first fight in the summer of 2011 in a make-shift tent and sold every ticket in a matter of weeks. Ronald has had a tough year. He fought Kermit Cintron in a tough battle in March and more than a few people thought he should have walked away with the victory. Fred Kassi is the mystery man at heavyweight. We could not find a single video of a Kassi fight. I called people in Louisiana who do and do not like him and could not find any footage of him. He has never been stopped. He is a tough guy and is always in shape. He wanted to wait for the right opportunity. The only man here who has been in boxing longer than I have is Joe Hand and he is making a comeback now as manager of Amir Mansour. If Saturday’s fight is half as exciting as Amir Mansour’s last fight in April against Steve Cunningham we are all in for a treat. It was a razor-close decision.” (more…)



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri: I’m looking to be the new WBO welterweight world champion

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO jr welterweight world champion Chris Algieri broke camp in Las Vegas to make a quick stop in Los Angeles for a press conference. Joining Algieri at the press conference were WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas and his new trainer Roy Jones, Jr., Chinese flyweight star Zou Shiming and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. All of them will be headed to The Venetian Macao for Top Rank’s big Pacquiao-Algieri Pay Per View event on November 22.

Chris Algieri: Training camp has been going fantastic. I’m feeling even more confident and as you know I’m a very confident guy to begin with, but training camp has been above and beyond what I expected. We’ve had great work. The energy in camp has been incredible…On November 22, it’s not going to be my “Rockyesque” performance that’s going to win the day. It’s going to be my smart technical boxing skills and my strategy and my mental and physical preparation…I’m looking to be the new WBO welterweight world champion. photos



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO #13 Murdoch stops Siaca

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #13 super middleweight Rohan Murdoch (16-1, 13 KOs) stopped former WBA champion Manny Siaca ((25-8, 20 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a nationally Foxtel televised scheduled ten round bout at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia on Thursday. Siaca was dropped in round one and retired at the conclusion of round six. Siaca was coming off a eight round points victory over Milton Nunez in 2013. He suffered his previous loss in Australia when Danny Green stopped him in three rounds of a IBO cruiserweight contest. Siaca captured the WBA super middleweight title in 2004 by defeating Anthony Mundine. (more…)



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovalev press conference

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

IBF and WBA light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev faced off Thursday inside Caesars Atlantic City’s Circus Maximus Theater for their final press conference before their unification showdown on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Kovalev was brief in his comments, while Hopkins rambled for more than 16 minutes.

Sergey Kovalev: This is a huge fight in my career, in my life, against Bernard Hopkins. Bernard Hopkins is a legend. He’s a professor of professional boxing. This fight is dangerous for me but this fight is also dangerous for him…I hope this fight will be very fair, very clean and very honest.

Bernard Hopkins: When I hear ‘You didn’t have to take this fight,’ you think I’m a charity case? …I have no secrets. I’m the cleanest athlete in any sport that’s ever been…I don’t look for favors from nobody, even if I was fighting in Philadelphia. I don’t look for nobody to do nothing for me in this business. I was against the grain from day one in this business and everybody knows. That’s one thing we can’t dispute.

[To kovalev] Trust me. You will never win.

[On Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson, who Hopkins TKO’d in 1997] The teacher says he knows more about Bernard Hopkins than Bernard Hopkins knows, but the teacher flunked the test! photos



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov vs. JL Castillo is official

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“World of Boxing” Promotions has officially announced that former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) will return against 40-year-old two-time former lightweight king Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) on November 28 at the State Central Concert Hall “Russia” at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Provodnikov is preparing for the fight in the United States. “I am very glad that I will fight in Moscow,” stated ‘The Siberian Rocky.’ “This will give an opportunity for many fans to attend the match. I want to win and give this country some truly spectacular boxing.”

The undercard will feature Euro cruiserweight titleholder Rakhim Chakhkiev (20-1, 15 KOs) and heavyweight Dmitry Kudryashov (15-0, 15 KOs) in separate bouts.



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F Cordero

According to a source, multi-division former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has received an inquiry about fighting in England against current IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook with a possible date of March 7 at the Sheffield Arena in an event presented by HBO. Several weeks ago Marquez commented that he was still thinking about whether to continue in boxing or retire, but with the opportunity to fight and win a fifth world crown, plus his legendary trainer Nacho Beristain liking the idea of a possible fight against Brook, the 41-year-old Marquez could very well return to the ring.



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Ceylan vows to punish Montilla

Photo: Photo Wende

Dennis Ceylan (12-0-1, 6 KOs) has vowed to punish Spanish rival Cristian Montilla (6-3-1, 3 KOs) when the pair meet at the Albertslund MusikTeatret on December 13 in a repeat of their unresolved August showdown.

“It will be an exciting fight. I’m expecting another close match, but this time I will be declared the winner,” said Ceylan, who was held to a draw in their first encounter following an entertaining eight rounds of back and forth action.

“I’ve prepared well. I’ve had some great sparring and now I begin my training camp to hone the finer details. This time round I’m going to give Montilla a completely different fight. I’m fresh, I’m in super shape and I’m out for revenge. (more…)



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Sportsbooks list Kovalev as prefight favorite

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is currently running as a -250 favorite to defeat 49-year-old WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins in their unification clash on Saturday in Atlantic City. B-Hop backers can get +210. Over/Under is 9.5 rounds. “Over” is -130, “Under” is +110.

There are also a number of other notable closely matched bouts this coming weekend. In Krakow Poland, heavyweight veteran Tomasz Adamek is -210 to defeat young gun Artur Szpilka +175, and in an essentially pick’em fight in Stuggart, Germany, ex-world champs Felix Sturm -105 and Robert Stieglitz -115 meet in a super middleweight collision.



November 6th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Prelim Fantasy Preview

One of the most heated rivalries in the UFC comes to a head this Friday (Saturday in Australia) when Luke Rockhold meets Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night main event in Sydney . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Wanheng dethrones Novoa in Thailand

Undefeated minimumweight Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 12 KOs) dethroned reigning WBC 105lb champion Oswaldo “Gallito” Novoa (14-5-1, 9 KOs) by ninth round TKO on Thursday afternoon in Chonburi, Thailand. It was brutal and wide-open affair. Novoa didn’t come out for round ten.



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Flashback to George Foreman vs. Michael Moorer: More

Amir Khan says Devon Alexander will be tougher than a fight with Kell Brook. More

Speaking of Khan, he says he’s got the drive and potential to dethrone both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather – by virtue of his daughter. More

Can Paul Gallen be banned from boxing because of his depression? More



November 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Women Headline Charity Card in Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Tori Nelson 144 vs. Lucretia Meacham 143 1/2
Melissa St. Vil 137 vs. Ashleigh Curry 140 1/2
Rolando Chinea 136 vs. Evan Woolsey 136
Joshua Robertson 166 vs. James Robinson 160 1/2
Willie Williams 188 vs. Michael Gutrick 188

Two women’s bouts will be the feature attractions for the ninth annual Jonathan Ogden Foundation charity boxing card on November 6 at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. The foundation, named after the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, assists young people in disadvantaged communities develop self esteem through athletics and education. (more…)



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