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PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Andre Berto 146.8 vs. Victor Ortiz 146.8 Edwin Rodriguez 177 vs. Thomas Williams Jr 176.8 Fernando Montiel 125.6 vs. Jorge ...

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Weights from Germany

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Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

Jack, Bute, DeGale, Medina all make weight

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Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference

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Jack-Bute/DeGale-Medina Final Presser

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August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Hernandez-Morales collide Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc summer series will conclude this Friday at their new home, the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. In the main event, WBO #8, WBC and WBA #9 bantamweight contender and former 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, in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the vacant jr. featherweight Mexican title.

Hernandez, 29, won the WBO interim title in June of last year beating Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas by decision and in November dropped a split decision to then champion Tomoki Kameda. He bounced back with a decision win over Martin Casilla on the Boxeo Telemundo spring series and captured the WBC Latin title. Morales, 25, on the other hand is coming off a highly disputed draw with world ranked contender Edgar “Power” Jimenez last February and has not tasted defeat in his last 7 outings.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM. Claro Sports televises in Mexico and Latin America. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Blackberry Auditorium is located at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 453, Esq. Tlaxcala, Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF, MX. Tel: 55 64 12 94. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com.mx



August 3rd, 2015


Boxing News

Soto-Orozco official for October 3

Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO.

“I feel very excited for my next fight. They always say third time is the charm and after two cancelled fights, I’m getting anxious for my return to the ring,” said Soto. “I’m used to fighting often, but now it’s been almost a year without fighting and as everyone knows, I couldn’t fight in Houston [on May 9] since my opponent was overweight. Then, the opportunity to fight for a new world title and an issue with my knee forced me to decline the fight. I’ve felt frustrated because I had been training really hard.

“Now, we have Antonio Orozco. I haven’t seen much of his fights, but from what I’ve heard I know he’s very dedicated and holds a winning mentality. Orozco is young, undefeated, and he has to show everyone how far he wants to get in this sport. I’m his test, but I have the experience, and I have to make a statement as to why I’ve been a three-time world champion. I’ll show that I’m ready for this opportunity and for another world title.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Broner vs. Matthysse-Postol?

By Karl Freitag

On Sunday night’s Bounce TV telecast, former world champion Adrien Broner stated that his next fight will be on October 3rd. The name of Ruslan Provodnikov has been mentioned as a possible foe. In any event, AB could end up going head-to-head with Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol scheduled for the same night on HBO.

Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury tweet over the weekend: “Call just came in from USA asking @hughiefury to fight Wilder in 4 weeks…if @hughiefury gets 8 weeks we will take it 1000%. We don’t do bottle jobs in this camp!!” The 20-year-old Hughey Fury is 16-0, 8 KOs, but currently not in the WBC top 15. WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is looking for a September 26 opponent.

Still no new developments on Floyd Mayweather’s planned September 12 fight in Las Vegas, which is a little over a month away.

Yes, FoxSports.com really did publish a piece calling for a Mayweather-Rousey fight. The last man vs. woman boxing match was in 1999 when Margaret McGregor fought Loi Chow in Seattle. The woman won that one.



August 3rd, 2015


Boxing News

Tarver-Cunningham undercard shaping up

Polish contenders Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs), Maciej Sulecki (20-0, 5 KOs) and Kamil Laszczyk (20-0, 5 KOs) highlight a full night of undercard action at Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, August 14. Heavyweight Szpilka will face Cuban born, but fighting out of Miami, 31-year-old Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs). Middleweight Sulecki of Warsaw, Poland, will fight in the US for the second time, in a 10-round middleweight bout vs. TBA. Featherweight Kamil “Little Tyson” Laszczyk meets the unbeaten Dominican Queens-resident Oscauris Frias (16-0, 6 KOs).

Popular heavyweight Travis Kauffman (28-1, 20 KOs), of Reading, PA, who will step back into the ring following an injury-induced layoff, jr middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (15-0, 9 KOs), light heavyweight prospect Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs), world-ranked super bantamweight Luis Rosa (20-0, 10 KOs) and jr welterweight Mikkel “Slikk Mikk” LesPierre (9-0, 4 KOs) will all face TBA.

The headlining event of the evening is a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader featuring Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) facing Philadelphia’s Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in 12-rounds of heavyweight action, with cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defending his title against Polish contender Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) in the co-feature.



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

GCP signs Zab Judah to a co-promotional contract

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, to a co-promotional agreement, along with Judah’s Super Judah Promotions. Judah, 37, will compete in the super lightweight division and his first appearance under the new promotional banner will be in September, on a GCP televised card.

“I am overjoyed to be adding a superstar of Zab’s caliber to my promotional roster,” said Greg Cohen. “Zab has been in with every great fighter of this era and beaten many of them. He is a Brooklyn boxing legend and still a force to be reckoned with at 140 lbs. We will feature Zab on our Championship Boxing series and keep him active. He still has the speed and reflexes of a top fighter and after a few comeback appearances, he will be ready for another assault on the current kings of the division.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mora speaks on his disappointing loss to Jacobs

By James Slater

As fans know, former “Contender” winner Sergio Mora traded first-round knockdowns with defending WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs this past Saturday in New York and a great fight was shaping up. Then Mora suffered an ankle injury and was unable to continue. Currently very disappointed, Mora says he is aiming for a rematch and wants the 2nd-round TKO win that was awarded to Jacobs changed to a No-Contest.

Here Mora speaks exclusively with Fightnews:

First of all, Sergio, how is your ankle right now?

“My ankle is fractured. I will be seeing the orthopaedic specialist this Wednesday. I also had some liquid in my right knee, which is a sign of trauma. But the main injury was my ankle. I’m taking pain medication right now.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux Ticket Alert

Advance tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Title Unification battle between Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF Middleweight Champion, Montreal power-puncher David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs), set for Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

New Faces: Emmanuel Rodriguez

By Robert Coster

The future of Puerto Rican boxing rests on the shoulders of super-talented young men, Jose Pedraza, Felix Verdejo and Emmanuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) is the least known of the trio having fought only in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but the 23-year-old bantamweight is already ranked 7th by the WBO and 14th by the WBA. Rodriguez turned pro at the end of 2012 after a stellar amateur career in which he racked up a 160-11 record. At 17, he was already a member of the Puerto Rican Amateur team; he won a silver medal at the AIBA Youth World Champion in Baku 2010 and the gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Details emerge from Andrade promoters’ $20 million lawsuit against Roc Nation

By Karl Freitag

Last week, WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade was stripped by the WBO for failing to defend his title for 13 months. On July 29, Andrade’s promoters Star Boxing and Banner Promotions filed a $20 million lawsuit against rival promoter Roc Nation, Jay Z and boxing attorney Jeffery Fried, alleging that Roc Nation tortiously interfered with their exclusive promotional agreement with Andrade.

The lawsuit alleges that on September 23, 2014, Roc Nation brought the Andrade Team to their Manhattan corporate headquarters for a meeting and subsequently offered Andrade $550,000 if Andrade would refuse a fight against Jermell Charlo that Star Boxing and Banner Promotions had negotiated with Showtime, and claimed that Roc Nation was planning to buy Andrade’s contract and move him to HBO. Andrade did reject the Charlo fight, but was never paid the $550,000, nor were serious efforts made to purchase Andrade’s exclusive promotional rights. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

DiBella: Huck is the gold standard in this division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“During the last teleconference, Marco Huck said that ‘the biggest problem for Głowacki is that…he’s fighting Marco Huck,’ and I believe him. Głowacki is a very good fighter, but Huck is a very big step up for him. From fighting ordinary cruiserweights to fighting a top one is a big step up. But make no mistake, Głowacki is a legitimate underdog, but he’s an underdog with a chance,” said promoter Lou DiBella in a Fightnews.com interview about the August 14 WBO cruiserweight championship clash between defending champ Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs) and Krzysztof Głowacki (24-0, 15 KOs). Huck-Glowacki will be part of a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV event (August 14, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ), with Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KO) vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO) heavyweight main bout of the evening. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano, Warren post fight quotes

Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’shee Warren spoke after Payano’s 12-round split decision win in the debut of PBC on Bounce TV. Payano retained his WBA “undisputed” bantamweight title.

Juan Carlos Payano: “I feel strong. Every now and then he hit me with something that affected me, but I feel good. All of the cuts on my face are from headbutts. Warren is one of the best in this division, but there are lots of other good fighters in this division. I’ll fight any of them. I think the decision was fair. I don’t think we’ll do a rematch with Warren next, but my manager will decide.”

Rau’Shee Warren: “The one judge had it heavily for me, so I don’t know what was up with the others. I think the point deductions really hurt me. (Payano) said I hit him while he was down and it cost me. He was strong in the first four or five rounds, but then I figured him out. I want a rematch. I’ll be back strong.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move.

Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is coming off of his inaugural title defense on June 13 against Eric Molina and will likely return to the ring on September 26 on NBC. No opponent has been confirmed although there is a possibility it will be former title-challenger Chris Arreola.

For Wilder, who was ringside for the Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi fight on Saturday in Brooklyn, the name isn’t as important as just getting back into the ring.

“If it’s meant to be, it’s going to happen,” he told an assembled group of media before the fight. “I’m not scared of no one. Once I became champion I said I’m going to be an active champion. I don’t want to fight anyone who wants money. I want to fight someone who wants to come take that belt. We’re always looking for a step above the next opponent. No opponent is out of the running. The only thing I could do is be me and train hard for whatever name is taken out of the hat.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

UFC

Belfort-Hendo III headlines in Sao Paulo

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will attempt to break their 1-1 tie when they meet for the third time in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo on November 7 . . . 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 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Malignaggi post fight press conference

By Matt Richardson

“This is probably my last fight,” Paulie Malignaggi said late Saturday night in the bowels of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KO’s) was stopped in a nine-round beat down earlier in the evening at the hands of the rising junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. “I don’t think I want to start over,” Malignaggi said. “It’s been a fun ride but if it has to end in Brooklyn at least I’m home.”

“When he hugged me (after the fight) he said ‘I’m done,’” Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) said at the post-fight press conference.

“I knew Paulie Malignaggi was going to go in there and box. We prepared perfectly for this. I didn’t feel that he was breaking down until the last round. I just had to stay calm, not get desperate and follow the game plan and that’s what we did tonight. The game plan we executed came out perfectly.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

#1 rated Francisco Vargas inks with Ralph Heredia

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated WBO international, and NABF junior lightweight champion, Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City signed a managerial contract with manager Ralph Heredia this past weekend. We caught up with Heredia and discussed the signing and his newly acquired fighter. “We’re fortunate to sign him and bring him on board,” Heredia said. “He is excited for this new chapter in his career.”

The 2008 Mexican Olympian is ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO in the super featherweight division as he looks to land a title shot later this year. Coming off a clash with Australia’s “Wild” Will Tomlinson this past March, Vargas battered the Australian in route to an eight round TKO win. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“We are Amir’s Army”: Amir Khan gets a special gun guard

Another one-sided wish: Keith Thurman talks Floyd Mayweather

No rush on a world title shot, says Brit Luke Campbell

Michael Katsidis heads to China for next part of career



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC

WBA “undisputed” bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with a hard fought, but ugly twelve round split decision over three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) on Sunday night at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Also, in bout one of a WBC super middleweight tournament, John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) punished Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs) for ten rounds en route to a unanimous decision. In bout two, Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) won an exciting and hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Yudel Jhonson (17-2, 9 KOs).

The bad luck continued for Cincinnati’s Rau’Shee Warren as Juan Carlos Payano survived a brutal, mauling, melee in the ring, coming away with his WBA bantamweight title and winning the vacant IBO belt in the process. Although it was seven years ago and in the amateurs, these two combatants had met once before, with Warren winning the decision. While Warren had sterling amateur credentials, winning a world amateur title in 2007, he lost three straight opening bouts in three consecutive Olympiads. For his part, Payano at least made it to the second round in each of his two Olympic outings. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Post-Fight Bonus Recap

Fight Of The Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua

Performance Bonus: Ronda Rousey and Demian Maia . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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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 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Zambrano retains WBA interim feather strap

Peruvian Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (26-0, 11 KOs) successfully retained his WBA interim featherweight title twelve round unanimous decision over José “El General” Sanmartin (17-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Cerrado Mauro Mina in Chincha, Peru. Scores were 115-113, 117-112, 117-112.



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Brinson Ready For Khytrov

August 7th Shobox fight is turning point for Brinson

With one week before his Friday night Shobox engagement with Ievgen Khytrov, Nick Brinson cannot wait to get into the ring. “It’s been thirteen tough weeks of training for a big fight, and now I can’t wait to get in the ring,” said Brinson from his remote training site in upstate New York. Brinson is back with adviser/trainer Gunther Fishgold after two losses with other camps. “I’m excited to have Brinson back in camp, he needed to go off and learn a few lessons,” said Fishgold. “When Nick is training hard, he’s a very complicated fighter that brings tremendous athletic ability and hand speed to the table,” he added. Fishgold and Brinson have never lost a fight together in 10 bouts. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Japan Update

WBC #3 Kimura defeats Mexican Faro; Gushiken’s pupil Higa decks an important win in Thailand

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Speedy and skillful, WBC#3/WBA#10/IBF#3/WBO#6 light-flyweight Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs), 109, impressively defeated Mexican Jesus Faro (13-10, 8 KOs), 107.75, by a shutout decision (100-90 twice and 100-91) over ten fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Kimura, 31 and former national amateur champ, fully displayed his hit-and-run tactics to frustrate the game but limited Mexican all the way, and had him in trouble in round seven. Kimura’s last defeat was inflicted by current WBA 108-pound ruler Ryoichi Taguchi in October 2011, and the speedster acquired the vacant national belt to retain it three times prior to his recent relinquishment in order to prepare for a world title shot. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Talking Points: Ronda does it again

Ronda Rousey is the baddest chick on the planet.

We already knew that, but if there were still any doubters – even just a few – she put them to rest at UFC 190 Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Against an insolent opponent who appeared to be her greatest challenge, Rousey was ruthless and efficient. Naturally, her brilliant first-round knockout of Bethe Correia leads off today’s Talking Points . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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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 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Marsili wins WBC silver belt

Undefeated lightweight and former European champion Emilano Marsili (32-0-1, 14 KOs) won the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title Saturday night in Fiumicino (Rome), Italy by unanimous decision against Mexican former WBC super featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz (38-13-3, 17 KOs). Scores were 117-110, 116-111 and 115-111 for Marsili. OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Deejay tv televising live in Italy, ESPN International in Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand and Fightklub in Poland.



August 2nd, 2015

Twitter Watch

Mora suffered a fractured ankle

Middleweight Sergio Mora has announced that he suffered a fractured ankle in his TKO loss to WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs on Saturday night. “X-rays show I was TKO’d by avulsion fracture on my right ankle and NOT by Daniel Jacobs,” said Mora via Twitter. “Team Jacobs asked for a rematch clause as of last week and I agreed. Hope the ‘champ’ demands to use it. We knew Jacobs hit hard, but he didn’t expect me to hit hard. We exchanged knockdowns and had a close second round. How is that a victory for him? I heard my ankle pop & couldn’t apply pressure. Knee feels funny too. Unfortunate, but I DONT DESERVE A LOSS.”



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC

Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau’shee Warren 117
(WBA “undisputed” bantamweight title)

Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2
John Jackson 153.4 vs. Dennis Laurente 153.6
Javier Maciel 157.2 vs. JC De La Cruz 163.4
Daquan Arnett 154.8 vs. Joshua Conley 154.8
Fabian Maidana 143.6 vs. Peter Oluoch 143.8
Bryant Parella 146.4 vs. Eduardo Flores 148.4
Miguel Cruz 148.6 vs. Travis Hartman 148.8
Javontae Starks 148.6 vs. Carlos Galvan 149

Venue: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing/Sampson Boxing
TV: Bounce TV (tonight)

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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Montero still unbeaten after split decision

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Unbeaten jr middleweight Iván “Terrible” Montero (18-0, 7 KOs) won a nine round split technical decision over late sub Ramsés “Faraon” Agaton (16-2-3, 8 KOs) when their bout ended due to an unintentional headbutt left Agaton with a bad cut over his right eyebrow in round nine on Saturday night at the Coliseo de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Montero dropped Agaton in round two and that make the difference as Agaton fought back hard to get back into the fight. Scores were 76-75 for Agaton and 76-75, 77-73 for Montero.

A bout between lightweights Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (17-0, 7 KOs) and Willmank Cano Jr. (12-0-2) was declared a no contest after an unintentional headbutt left a bad cut over Cano’s left eyebrow in round three.

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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi: I’m probably not fighting again

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions


Former world champion Paulie Malignaggi said he’s likely to hang up his gloves after being stopped in nine rounds by unbeaten former champion Danny Garcia on Saturday night in Brooklyn.

“I’ve got a really good job commentating and watching great fighters fight ringside. I hope to sit around ringside for a long time. I felt like if I couldn’t put up a great performance tonight then it would be my last. I was trying to hang tough as much as I could. I remember when I was taking big shots I just kept thinking ‘Don’t give in. This is your last night if you give in. Don’t show that you’re going to give in. If you can show that you’re still hungry for it then you’ll convince yourself that this isn’t the end.’ I wanted to keep showing that I want it. Little by little he broke me down, and I have no problem with the stoppage.

“I’m probably not fighting again. You hate to make an emotional decision. My career started in Brooklyn 14 years ago. If it ends in Brooklyn tonight then at least I ended it at home where I’m from and in front of the greatest fans in the world.”



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Main: Rousey Remains Undefeated, Needs Only 34 Seconds to KO Correia

It was a longer night than usual for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey – 20 seconds more to be exact – but no less devastating, as Rousey successfully defended her title for the sixth time Saturday night with a 34-second knockout of fifth-ranked contender Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see main card coverage: Rua gets another win over Noguiera | Viera survives late flourish by Lopes for UD |  Franca submits Bruno for TUF Brazil 4 lightweight crown | Stefan Struve goes the distance against Big Nog, wins UD | Silva comes alive in 2nd to TKO Palalei | Gadelha grabs UD, spoils Aguilar’s UFC debut
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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Bicentenario in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. The big-punching Gonzalez dropped Hashimoto with a left hand and the bout was waved off. It was Jhonny’s first fight since losing the WBC featherweight championship to Gary Russell in March. He is now campaigning in the super featherweight division.

WBC female light flyweight champion in recess Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno used her experience to win by unanimous decision (96-94, 98-92 and 97-93) over Yessica Nery Plata in a WBC light flyweight eliminator fight.

Juan José Martínez won by unanimous ten round decision over Edgar Puerta and Edgar Monarrez scored a third round TKO over Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo.

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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia stops Malignaggi in nine

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Former unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia stopped Paulie Malignaggi in nine rounds Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia, fighting as a full-fledged welterweight, took some time to get his rhythm but when he did he was unstoppable. He hurt Malignaggi repeatedly throughout, busted up his face, cut him over the eye and ultimately stopped him on his feet when referee Arthur Mercante Jr. moved in to call the fight off at the 2:22 mark of the ninth round.

The fight was the main event of a “Premier Boxing Champions” card televised on ESPN.

Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s), boxing in the same ring he beat Lamont Peterson in in April, connected with more and more of his power shots as the fight progressed. By the end of the eighth, Mercante was concerned enough that he had the ringside physician closely examine Malignaggi in the corner. The fight hesitantly continued but Mercante was clearly ready to step in at the first sign of trouble. Garcia went back to work chopping down his foe and after wobbling him with a series of rights the referee stepped in between the men to call an end to what had turned into a bad beat down. (more…)



August 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped in for injured world #1 rated featherweight Jessie Magdaleno to pound out an eight round unanimous decision over Rey Perez (19-7, 4 KO) in the main event of Top Rank’s show at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Avalos, who last fought in February in a world title fight in Ireland where he was stopped by world champion Carl Frampton in the fifth round, showed he was more than up for the task even on a week notice. He landed the cleaner shots throughout the fight and won a fairly easy fight by scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73.

The first few rounds saw very little action as each fighter was unable to establish anything of significance. By the 5th round Avalos and Perez started to exchange and the action picked up. In the 7th round, Avalos opened it with a nice combination and Perez countered with shots of his own. Perez landed his biggest punch in the 8th round, an overhand right that temporarily stopped Avalos in his tracks. (more…)



August 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs stops Mora in two

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

That was the immediate takeaway of the co-featured fight of the evening when WBA “regular” middleweight title-holder Danny Jacobs stopped former “Contender” star Sergio Mora in the second round on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight began violently with both men getting knocked down in the opening round. A freak injury to Mora’s right ankle in the second round, however, prematurely ended the fight with just five seconds left until the break.

It was too bad as the opening round was one of the best in boxing so far this year. Mora was aggressive early and he scored with rights but Jacobs came back with a hard right hook that dropped Mora on his back. Mora rose and listened to an official eight-count but was still clearly hurt. Sensing an opportunity, Jacobs ran in to finish his work but Mora connected with a left hook of his own that dropped Jacobs to one glove. Then it was Jacobs who was taking a count of his own. While being administered the count Jacobs shook his head in acknowledgement and smiled at Mora across the ring. When the fight resumed both men were still shaky and neither could capitalize on their earlier success.

In the second, Jacobs charged in and in an effort to escape the oncoming punches, Mora bent down and fell to the canvas. On his way south his right leg bent underneath him in an awkward fashion. It didn’t appear to be a real knockdown although it was called one anyway by referee Gary Rosato. When Mora rose, however, he grimaced in pain due to an apparent injury to his right ankle. Rosato was prepared to continue the fight but Mora tried to walk to his corner and couldn’t and the fight was called off immediately. (more…)



August 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Prelims: Alves, Alcantara Score Convincing Wins

Rio’s Warlley Alves showed off a disciplined attack as his welterweight matchup with Montreal’s Nordine Taleb progressed, and in round two, the former Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner ended matters via submission, improving his perfect pro record to 10-0 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see early prelims coverage: Bruising wins by Miranda and Cannetti get UFC 190 underway
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August 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Barclays Center

By John DiSanto and Matt Richardson at ringside

Between the two feature bouts, junior middleweight Prichard Colon, 15-0, 12 KOs, scored a second round TKO over Michael Finney, 12-4-1, 10 KOs. Colin took the first round and then in round two, staggered Finney with a hard right hand. Wasting no time, Colon continued punching and drove home three more big shots as Finney fell to the canvas. The Las Vegas fighter struggled to his feet, but the referee would not allow him to continue. The time was 1:23 of the second round. Colin, Orocovis, PR, remained undefeated and scored his second consecutive KO. The fight was scheduled for eight rounds. (John DiSanto)

Unbeaten Travis Peterkin received the first blemish on his professional record (and quite a few on his face) when he battled to an eight-round majority draw against Lenin Castillo. A lone score of 76-75 for Peterkin was overruled by two identical tallies of 75-75. Peterkin (15-0-1, 7 KO’s) seemed to have got outworked in the majority of the rounds although a cut and bloodied right eye suffered by Castillo in the third may have swayed some judges. Still, Peterkin appeared to get lucky after he had points docked in two consecutive rounds. First, in the fourth, he lost a point after hitting on the break. Referee Mike Ortega then deducted another in the fifth when Peterkin connected with a low blow in the first minute of the round. Castillo is now 12-0-1 with seven wins inside the distance. (Matt Richardson) (more…)



August 1st, 2015




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