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July 9th, 2012



Boxing News

Gare and Reid collide in Malta

By Ron Jackson

World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg who has done tremendous work in regenerating the organisation since taken over as president has just returned from Malta where he announced at a press conference that former WBC super middleweight champion Robin Reid from England and William Gare of South Africa will meet for the vacant WBF super middleweight belt.

The fight is scheduled to take place on August 17 at an open air arena in Ta’Qali, Malta and will possibly be the first ever “world” title fight in Malta. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Spyrko opponent named

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Undefeated WBC/IBF/IBO Youth light middleweight champion Oleksandr Spyrko (14-0, 7 KOs) will return July 21 against the Spaniard Javier Garcia Roche (11-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Sportpalace in Odessa, Ukraine for vacant WBO European light middleweight title. Spyrko will be fighting on the undercard of a main event featuring former WBA light heavyweight challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov. This fight will be the first twelve-rounder in Spirko’s career.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara: It’s time to prove myself

Report and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m still a relatively young 24-year-old in this business but I don’t have time and patience to fight nobodys. This is why I had no problem with accepting Glen’s challenge,“ said “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KOs) who on Friday will have test of his life fighting former world champion Glen Johnson (51-16, 35 KOs) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara, a Chicago favorite can count on his fanatic Polish fans to be supporting him as he fights in the main event during ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Sato-Lopez: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully kept his belt as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan.

Lou Moret (US) and David Bolcerkowski (Canada) saw the affair 119-109 and 118-110, and Chansoo Kim (Korea) had it a bit closer 116-113, all in favor of the defending titlist who technically controlled the contest. The referee was Laurence Cole (US) who handled such a fast-moving contest very well.

It was the elongated 28-year-old Japanese Sato’s initial defense since he twice dropped ex-champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai and dethroned him via unanimous nod here last March. His greatly anticipated mandatory defense with the hard-hitting Lopez, 24, resulted in a rather lopsided affair than expected. Sato’s speed and skills simply made him have the upper hand all the way. The champ’s trickiness and showboating also fully frustrated the willing mixer since Sato kept his longer range to avert mixing it up with the dangerous Filipino who was said to have suffered severe reduction of weight. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Donaire vs. Mathebula

Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Super bantamweight Nonito Donaire admitted during the buildup to his unification fight against Jeffrey Mathebula that he was looking to knock out the lanky South African fighter.

Although Donaire dominated the fight against Mathebula on Saturday night, he may have gotten caught up in the moment to end the fight spectacularly in front of a pro-Donaire crowd at the Home Depot Center.

Looking to end the fight with one punch against a fighter who was looking to survive halfway through the fight may or may not convince those people he could defeat the likes of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Toshiaki Nishioka, or Abner Mares . . . Click here for more



July 8th, 2012

UFC

Report: UFC 148

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

Anderson Silva promised to finish Chael Sonnen in the first round of their rematch.

It took him 6 minutes longer than expected, but “The Spider” got the job done. In another highlight reel performance, Silva defeated Sonnen at 1:55 in the second round to retain the UFC middleweight title.

The opening frame started out much like their original encounter. Sonnen scored a quick takedown and spent the majority of the round laying on the champion. Though Sonnen scored a full mount late in the round, he was unable to land any significant and damaging strikes. (more…)



July 8th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sato keeps WBC 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully made his initial defense as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. (More to come)



July 8th, 2012

UFC

UFC 148: Odds and ends

By Anthony Springer Jr.

If you watched UFC 148, live or on Pay Per View, you can lay claim to being part of Zuffa, LLC’s always evolving history.

The event, which featured the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was the highest grossing event in the United States, earning a gate of $7 million.

The event, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also sold out with an attendance of 15,016.

Anderson Silva earned “Knockout of the Night” honors.

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin earned the “Fight of the Night” award.

All three men pocketed an extra $75,000 for their performances.



July 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Ruiz retains WBA interim bantam belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (31-1, 28 KOs) retained his title with a ninth round knockout over Jean Sampson (12-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A left hook to the jaw ended Sampson’s night. It was Ruiz’ fourth defense.

In other action, interim WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely Mucino (16-2-1, 9 KOs) stopped Ana Fernandez (14-6, 10 KOs) in round two, and previously unbeaten lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (14-1-1, 13 KOs) was upset by Rene Gonzalez
(30-5-1, 23 KOs) who scored a second round TKO.

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July 8th, 2012




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