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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Photos: Emily Harney Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on a five-bout card on Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

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Boxing News

Hedi Slimani – George Ashie in doubt

Hedi Slimani versus George ashieHedi Slimani, 22-2-0(12), was scheduled to defend his WBC Francophone lightweight title against Ghanian George Ashie, 25-4-1(18), on the undercard of the WBC female lightweight title defense of Delfine Persoon against EBU championne Maiva Hamadouche of France.
It seems that apart from some visa problems, the Ghanian got injured in training last night and he still has to receive green light from his Board doctor to fight on Nov 11 in Zwevezele, Belgium. Promoter/matchmaker Filiep Tampere is already looking for a replacement in case Ashie definetely pulls out of the fight.
On the same card unbeaten Yves Ngabu, 14-0-0(11) will face French champion Engin Karakaplan, 14-5-1(6) for the vacant WBC Francophone cruiserweight title. Ahmed Boussaidi, 8-1-0(3) faces Sasha Yengoyan, 33-2-1(22), over 10 rounds.

Date: Nov 11, 2015
Place: Zwevezele, Belgium
Arena: Sporthal de zwaluw
Promoter: Filiep Tampere / Paul Degroote DTT.be
TV: Sport 40, Belgium



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Felix Diaz Jr.

By Robert Coster
Photo: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

He may have lost a (controversial) verdict on Saturday against former world champion Lamont Peterson, but Felix Diaz won many hearts judging by feedback from boxing fans, who by large numbers consider that the 2008 Olympic Champion did enough to get the decision. The Bronx-based, Dominican-born Diaz seemed to take his first loss in 17 bouts with surprising composure, embracing Peterson and waving to the crowd. Fightnews.com® talked to Felix Diaz in the aftermath of his first nationally televised main event fight.

Felix, you lost your unbeaten record on Saturday, yet you seem to be taking it surprisingly well. You went over to embrace Lamont Peterson. Another fighter might have been furious at the verdict. Is that just the way you are?

Why should I blame Lamont Peterson for lousy judges? Lamont is a great boxer and an excellent person. I only have respect for him. Sure, I’m disappointed because I feel, like so many of the boxing fans who saw the fight, that I deserved the victory. But I’ve got to put it behind me. (more…)



October 20th, 2015


Boxing News

Interview: Trainer Graham Shaw

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Interview and photo: Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Leading Australian boxing trainer Graham Shaw talks to Fightnews about who wins a GGG vs. Cotto showdown. Shaw was in the corner of Daniel Geale when he challenged both middleweight champions. Shaw also talks about his charge, former WBO-rated light middleweight Ryan Waters (24-4-1, 13 KOs) who will challenge Australian middleweight champion Dwight Ritchie (12-0, 1 KO) at the Cronulla Leagues club in Sydney, NSW, Australia on November 21. In addition, Shaw mentions heavyweight prospect and Rugby League great Paul Gallen (3-0, 2 KOs) and current WBC Youth welterweight champion Jack Brubaker (9-1-1, 4 KOs) who he also trains.

[On who wins a GGG v Cotto showdown] “If the fight happens at 160 pounds I see GGG winning. While Gennady is a great puncher he is also a complete boxer. I’m a Miguel Cotto fan. He has been a great champion. Great boxers like GGG only come along every twenty years. We are seeing a great middleweight at the moment in him.” (more…)



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing back in Burbank

Junior middleweights take center stage as heavy-handed unbeaten Nathaniel Gallimore (9-0 ,8 KOs) takes on Urman Ryskeldiev (11-3-1, 7 KOs) in an eight rounder with the WBU title at stake. The fight will take place on Saturday night at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. Gallimore is a highly touted prospect based out of Illinois by way of Jamaica and will be stepping up in competition vs Ryskeldiev. “This is a big fight for Nathaniel, but our team feels he is ready and will come out on top,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.

Some of Gallimore’s management stablemates will be on the undercard such as Ernest Muhammad Jr., Kelin Sharpe, Joshua Greer Jr., and the comebacking formerly world ranked heavyweight Razvan Cojanu.

Peter Rasmussen (PR Sports Promotions Inc) and James Toney (Lights Out Promotions) will promote the show titled “The Battle in Burbank.”



October 20th, 2015


UFC

Aisling Recalls Missing UFC’s 2014 Dublin Card

Before October 24th’s UFC Fight Night Poirier vs. Duffy at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, journalist Ralph Welch takes a look back at the last time the UFC visited The Emerald Isle from unique perspectives. Today, Aisling Daly provides her viewpoint of the last Dublin card from afar. Check back Oct. 19 for Paddy Holohan’s experience from inside the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Mzonke Fana claims SA interim title

By Ron Jackson

Former IBF junior lightweight champion Mzonke Fana won the interim South African lightweight title when he scored a 12 round unanimous points decision over Sipho Taliwe at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night.

The original match was billed for the vacant title relinquished by Xolisani Ndongeni, but promoter Ayanda Matiti applied for a court interdict to stop the fight going ahead, as he felt that Boxing SA had ignored the claim of his fighter Xolani Mcotheli who is ranked at number three, in the most recent Boxing SA ratings, whereas Fana is only ranked at number five. The claim by Fana to the interim title is rather hollow as there is no such title or provision in the South African Boxing Act and Boxing Regulations. (more…)



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Vijender Singh revs up India’s boxers

How British boxer Leon McKenzie earned the nickname “Suicide”

Manny Pacquiao plans a visit to Dubai

Eamonn O’Kane’s American dream ends painfully



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade says he ready for “big boys” at 154

Fighting for the first time in 16 months, former WBO jr. middleweight champion Demetrius “BooBoo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) made quick work of Argentinian Dario Fabian Pucheta (20-3) on Saturday night, then proclaimed himself ready for the “big boys” at 154 pounds, whether it’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, or anybody else in that weight class.

“No disrespect to any fighter because anyone who gets in that ring, I have high respect for, but it’s time for me to showcase what I really have against the guys everyone thinks is #1,” said Andrade, who was stripped of his world title for inactivity. “This layoff, I just took the time to get better physically, spiritually, mentally, just all around, to be better myself. Once I found out I was fighting October 17th, I always keep the synthetic oil in, but I had to get the motors running again. Here we go, man.”

Both Canelo and Lara are already booked for fights in late November. Andrade’s co-promoters Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo are working on lining up BooBoo’s next fight.



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Brant ready for ShoBox debut on Friday

Undefeated Minnesota-based middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (17-0, 11 KOs) says he’s nervous, but excited for his nationally-televised showdown against Louis “The Unknown” Rose (13-2-1, 5 KOs) on Friday at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I’m really excited and to be honest, there are a lot of nerves that come with it,” admitted Brant. “I’m stepping up from a supporting fight on a smaller network to headlining a ShoBox on Showtime. I’m really jumping up in class in two ways. I decided to take a slower track in pro boxing because I had a very strong amateur style and it’s taken me up to this point to shake that off and really start developing my professional style. I feel like I’m a solid pro now and this is my first time really stepping up against a truly tough opponent. So yeah, there are some nerves, but I’ll be fine when fight night comes.” (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Meneito Jimenez wants rematch with Kono

By Robert Coster

WBA #5 ranked super flyweight contender Norberto Jimenez has congratulated WBA champion Kohei Kono for his exciting win over countryman Koki Kameda in a nationally televised fight on Friday night in Chicago. But the Dominican boxer also challenged Kono to fight him in a rematch. “On December 31, 2014, you and I fought a draw in Tokyo but I had a point taken away by the referee. I say to the champion, you did good job but it should have been me in there with Kameda. Be a man champ, and let’s do it again. Let’s fight!”

The colorful, eccentric Jimenez (22-8-4,11 KOs) is slated to return to ring action in a ten rounder against Venezuelan veteran Freddy Beleno (26-9, 15 KOs) on November 14th in Sosua, Dominican Republic. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Prichard Colon still fighting for his life

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican boxer Prichard Colón remains at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, in an induced coma as doctors attempt to decrease inflammation in his brain. Colon underwent surgery on Saturday night for cerebral bleeding suffered in his nationally televised bout that day against Terrell Williams. Fightnews.com® is in contact with the Colon family. Unofficially, we hear a battery of tests are scheduled today to test Prichard’s reflexes and sense of touch. Thousands of boxing fans worldwide have sent messages of support. A public gathering is scheduled for Tuesday in the downtown square of Colon’s hometown of Orocovis, Puerto Rico at 6:30PM to pray for his speedy recovery.



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Eubank Jr: Golovkin, I am coming for you

WBA “interim” middleweight world champion Chris Eubank Jr. (19-1, 14 KOs) said he believes he possesses the tools to beat WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin as he prepares to defend his against Tony Jeter (20-4-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Eubank, who won the WBA belt in February, will be stripped due to inactivity after this fight. But he already has plans to face Spike O’Sullivan (21-1, 15 KOs) in London on December 12 and aims to land a world title fight in 2016.

“People see Golovkin as the top fighter in the middleweight division – and as the type of fighter I am, I want to fight the best,” said Eubank. “I want to prove that I can mix it and beat these guys. Anyone in the middleweight division that has a belt – I want to fight them. There is no reason that within the next two years, I can’t have all those belts. Golovkin has got weaknesses that I feel I can exploit, so the goal is to work towards that fight. It’s a huge fight down the line. I think he’s easy to hit and I can exploit that. I don’t think he’s had a defining fight. I don’t think he’s fought anyone who’s really been there to try and win. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara opponent named: Jan Zaveck

WBA “regular” super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) will defend his title against former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) on ESPN November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami. “I’m very excited to be defending my title in my hometown of Miami,” said Lara. “Getting in the ring with a former world champion and an experienced fighter like Jan Zaveck is something I’m very much looking forward to. On November 25 I will put on a show for all my fans and especially all my Cuban fans watching on ESPN.”



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Antonio Tarver statement on failed drug test

Five-time world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6-1, 22 KOs) vehemently refutes the results of his failed New Jersey Boxing Commission drug test taken prior to his 12-round draw with two-time IBF champion Steve “USS” Cunningham this past August 14th in Newark.

A report claims Tarver tested positive for synthetic testosterone. He categorically denies taking any banned substance before his fight with Cunningham. “I have no idea how my urine sample tested positive because I didn’t take anything illegal,” Tarver said. “Either the test was contaminated, or mixed-up with another sample. We believe in the process and I will fully comply. Further analysis will prove I’m 100-percent innocent because I’ve done nothing wrong.”



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Provodnikov will headline Nov 7 in Monte Carlo

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) will fight unbeaten Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (13-0, 10 KOs) of Mexico in the headliner of the “Night of Champions” tournament in Monte Carlo on November 7. This bout replaces the WBA championship fight between Juergen Braehmer and Tommy Oosthuizen after the German sustained a hand injury in training. Frantic efforts to secure a highly-rated replacement for Oosthuizen were unsuccessful, although promoter Rodney Berman was delighted to get Provodnikov’s signature.

“He’s in great shape as he was in training,” said the South African, who reached an agreement with Art Pelullo of Banner Promotions. “Provodnikov is all-action, a made-for-TV fighter who will add great value. I’m disappointed the Braehmer-Oosthuizen fight has fallen through, but I’ve been around long enough to know that such things are an occupational hazard.” (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Brahmer injured, Nov 7 Monte Carlo fight is off

WBA “regular” light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer has suffered a hand injury forcing a cancellation of his planned November 7 defense against Tommy Oosthuizen in Monte Carlo. Braehmer’s trainer Karsten Rower stated that they tried everything and consulted multiple doctors before it was determined that Braehmer would be unable to fight on the scheduled date. When and where Braehmer will return to the ring will be decided in the coming weeks.



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Fight Week Fever hits Omaha

It’s fight week in Omaha, Nebraska, as WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) returns to his hometown to face #6 rated contender Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) in an HBO-televised fight on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center. All fight week activities will be open to the public!

Wednesday: Media / Public Workouts
B&B Boxing Academy (3034 Sprague St.)
· 1:00 P.M. Dierry Jean
· 2:00 P.M. Terence Crawford

Thursday: Final Press Conference
CenturyLink Center Omaha – Exhibit Hall A (On the lower level)
· 11:00 A.M. Doors Open.
· Noon Press Conference Begins.

Friday: Official Weigh-In
CenturyLink Center Omaha – Exhibit Hall A
· Noon Doors for public and media open. Fighters report.
· 1:00 P.M. Fighters step on the scale.

Saturday: Fight Day!
· 6:00 P.M. Doors open.
· 6:30 P.M. First fight.
· 8:30 P.M. HBO telecast begins

Remaining tickets, priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127, are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call (800) 745-3000. To order online, visit ticketmaster.com.



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Stieglitz, Krasniqi swap weight classes, annihilate first opponents

Two-time super middleweight world champion Robert Stieglitz (47-5-1, 28 KOs) is now campaigning in the light heavyweight division, and his SES Boxing stablemate, two-time light heavyweight title challenger Robin Krasniqi (44-4, 17 KOs), is moving down to the super middleweight division.

On Saturday, both boxed in their new weight divisions on a card in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Stieglitz crushed Robert Rosenberg (6-1, 5 KOs) with a body shot in round two. Krasniqi took out Vaclav Polak (8-5-1, 6 KOs) with a hard right hook in round one.



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Ryan Walters returns November 21

Photo: Team Waters

Photo: Team Waters


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO light middleweight contender Ryan Waters (22-4-2, 13 KOs) will challenge Australian middleweight champion Dwight Ritchie (12-0, 1 KO) on November 21 at the Cronulla Sutherland leagues Club in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Waters talked to Fightnews to say he does not underestimate Ritchie and is looking forward to the challenge. He also mentions he is being expertly trained by Graham Shaw, who is well known for training former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale, and discusses the biggest fight of his career against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine, who he lost to in ten rounds in 2010. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin: My goal is all the belts

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Emily Harney

In light of yet another dominant and lopsided performance at the hands of middleweight phenomenon Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, the question surrounding the post-fight press conference in the bowels of Madison Square Garden early Sunday was not who could potentially beat Golovkin down the line. Instead, it was more an issue about who would even be willing to attempt to.

Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) looked sharp and strong in his eight-round beat down of Lemieux approximately an hour before the post-fight press conference began. So strong, in fact, that the main discussion following his title unification victory revolved around whether linear WBC champion Miguel Cotto or rising challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be open to fighting him next year.

Cotto and Canelo will, of course, first face off in a much-anticipated showdown on November 21 but the winner has been mandated by the WBC to defend immediately against Golovkin. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Big Drama Show Full Report

By: Matt RIchardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos by: Emily Harney

In what’s become a violent but beautiful routine, middleweight Gennady “GGG” Golovkin scored yet another dominating knockout Saturday in front of 20,548 screaming fans at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The opponent this time, Canadian David Lemieux, came into the fight with the IBF middleweight belt and the swagger of a fighter who expected to win. Click here for ringside report and new, never before published photos



October 19th, 2015

UFC

‘Braveheart’ Ray Confident Ahead of Battle

Two fights into his UFC career, Scotland’s Stevie Ray has already endured two of the more stressful, challenging situations a fighter can experience when preparing to step into the Octagon and fight on the biggest stage in the sport . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why does Adrien Broner’s recent title gain weaken boxing?

Gennady Golovkin shows boxing is in good hands after Floyd Mayweather

Donnie Nietes targets Roman Gonzalez

Kell Brook’s loss can be Chris Eubank Jr’s gain



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Fightnews.com P4P Poll

On Saturday night at the iconic Madison Square Garden, we saw two of the boxers considered to be the sport’s pound-for-pound best impressively defeat strong opponents.

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October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Peterson-Diaz Full Report

By Julian Burgower and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Many watching the April 2015 fight between Lamont “Havoc” Peterson and Danny “Swift” Garcia thought that Garcia got a gift. Lamont may have started slowly, but had come on strong in the later rounds and made it a fight…one many thought he deserved the nod for and didn’t get. Peterson, (34-3-1, 17 KOs), got his karma Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA, albeit at the expense of 2008 gold medal Olympian Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs). And so goes boxing.

Diaz, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, by way of Dominican Republic, got off to a competitive start when most didn’t think he had a chance with hometown hero Peterson. (more…)



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Kono-Kameda Full Report

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Should you bet your money, which do you prefer a 33-1 challenger or a 30-8-1 champ? The younger challenger, 28, was formerly a three-class titleholder aiming to win his fourth belt, while the 34-year-old champ once suffered three losses in a row but abruptly improved after celebrating his 32-year-old birthday. The odds were logically 9-1 in the challenger’s favor at first but became a little closer to 6-1 before the game. Anything can happen in the ring, and the underdog Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13 KOs), 114.8, impressively retained his WBA 115-pound belt as he decisively kept battering the prohibitive favorite and mandatory contender Koki Kameda (33-2, 18 KOs), 115, to pound out a unanimous decision over twelve fast non-stop rounds on Friday in Chicago, IL.

Glenn Feldman saw the hot affair 116-108, William Lerch had it 115-109, and Robert Hoyle tallied a closest score 113-111, all in favor of the busy-punching and energetic workman Kono. The third man was Celestino Ruiz, and all the officials were of the US.

In short, it’s an upset game. The unheralded underdog Kono, making his second defense, impressively took the initiative and had the upper hand almost all the way, though Kameda made a good start with aggressive body shots to win a first point in the opening session. (more…)



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Prichard Colon in critical condition

“Prichard Colon became symptomatic in his dressing room following his bout with Terrel Williams Saturday afternoon at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA. Within moments, he was under the care of EMTs and was rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital. He suffered a brain bleed as a result of an injury during the bout and underwent immediate surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. His condition remains critical. Prichard’s family has requested that their privacy be respected at this time. Updates will be provided when appropriate. We ask that everyone join us in praying for Prichard and his family.”

– Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux, manager say stoppage was premature

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux is upset by the stoppage of his unification showdown with Gennady Golovkin and he wants a rematch.

“I feel like the referee called the fight too early,” said Lemieux. “I’m fine. When he stopped it, I wasn’t event on the mat, I could keep going. I have a lot of respect for Golovkin as a fighter. We prepared well for this fight, but I feel like I waited too long to take some shots tonight and that really hurt me. I want another chance at Golovkin and I will take advantage of it.”

Lemieux’s manager Camille Estephan added, “It was too early to stop the fight. That punch that Golovkin threw didn’t even bring David to the mat. David fought valiantly, he showed a lot of heart and skills. But Golovkin’s defense was great, I think that his defense is underestimated.”

“I had to do something,” explained referee Steve Willis. “David is a very competitive fighter and as long as he was able to throw punches, he was going to keep on trying but his chances of winning were decreasing as the fight went on. Against a guy like that he was going to get really hurt and I’m here to protect the fighter’s health and that’s my top priority. I couldn’t let him continue to receive punishment. I gave him every chance I could and I still hesitated too much. It was over.”



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin takes aim at Cotto-Canelo winner

Following his title unification victory over David Lemieux, WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin wants the WBC belt next. “I want all the belts,” said GGG. “Now I have two. The winner of Cotto-Canelo, for sure. I’m not sure who will win that fight, but I want to fight the winner next. I’m staying at 160 until I have all the belts!”

As for the bout Lemieux, Golovkin stated, “I feel great, it was a great fight. I felt his power, but I was strong tonight and my punches hurt him. He is a great champion and I’m glad to beat him!”



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Peterson: I did enough to win the fight

In a controversial 12-round scrap, hometown favorite Lamont Peterson (now 34-3-1, 17 KOs) edged out a majority decision over previously undefeated Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (now 17-1, 8 KOs) from EagleBank Arena at George Mason University.

“Every time you hear close scores, you get nervous,” stated Peterson. “I thought I controlled the fight and was ahead on points. Having that majority decision kind of shocked me a little bit…It was a good tough 12 round fight. I started out strong and faded in the middle rounds because I started to cramp and it lasted for the rest of the fight, but I knew I had done enough to win the fight. No more playing around, it’s time to move up in weight. I knew Diaz was a great fighter. He’s been boxing 20 years just like me. At the end of the day, a victory is a victory.”

Needless to say, Diaz didn’t agree with the verdict. “I fought a great fight. The decision didn’t go in my favor, but I did everything I could. The judges didn’t see it the way everyone else did,” said Diaz.



October 18th, 2015

UFC

By the Numbers: 10 Welcome Returns to UFC

In the fourth quarter of this year and in the first of the next, a lot of memorable UFC names will be making their Octagon returns after substantial spells on the sidelines. Here is a list of some familiar faces with bouts scheduled who have been out far too long . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Rojas, Periban both victorious in Veracruz

Photo: Pepe Rodriquez/WBC

Photo: Pepe Rodriquez/WBC


Former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (46-14-1, 31 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Edward Mansito (13-3-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in a featherweight bout at the Auditorio Benito Juárez in Veracruz, Mexico. A barrage of punches prompted a referee’s stoppage at 1:34.

In another bout, former super middleweight world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban (23-3-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Joshua Okine (28-5-1, 17 KOs). Periban picked up a WBC regional belt, which should put him back in the WBC’s top 15 rankings.



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Hungary

In a sold out event just one our prior the start (950 spectators) at the Millenaris Teatrum in Budapest, Hungary, Imre Szello improved his record to 9-0, 5 KOs by stopping tough Argentinean Alejandro Velori (17-9-0, 13 KOs) in the fifth round. Also former amateur star Norbert Harcsa won his pro debut in fashion by outpointing Czech Bronislav Kubin over four rounds (after 2 knockdowns).

Other results: Gyula Bozai draw Tamas Toth, Ferenc Berki TKO Lajos Bimbo, Szabolcs Pintye TKO3 Krisztian Duka.



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Loeffler: It was surgical, RJJ: Best GGG yet

By Przemek Garczarczyk



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin and Chocolatito win with brutal TKOs

By Arvin Nundloll and Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a highly anticipated WBA/IBF middleweight unification showdown, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday inside a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin was in command from the beginning, punishing Lemieux with almost everything he threw. GGG scored a knockdown when Lemieux took a knee in round five, then hit him when he was down. No foul was called by referee Steve Willis. The beating was finally waved off in round eight. Time was 1:32.

Undefeated WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 37 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former two-division world champion and 2000 U.S. Olympian flyweight Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-5, 22 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Viloria in round three and punished him until the bout was halted at 2:53 of round nine. Game effort by Viloria, but Chocolatito was too much. (more…)



October 17th, 2015




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