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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Boxing News

Adamek receives Ali Award

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos by Victor Studio

During the 36th annual “Giants Award” dinner in Chicago, former WBC light heavyweight, IBF cruiserweight champion and now a top 5 ranked heavyweight Tomasz Adamek received a special, honorary belt from Muhammad Ali’s daughter Jamillah. “My father could not have picked a better candidate for this award,” said Jamillah. (more…)



June 29th, 2010



UFC

The “Meat Cleaver” is back!

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

Forrest Petz is probably the nicest guy you’ll meet with the nickname “The Meat Cleaver”, and that alone makes his return to the UFC this weekend to face talented up and comer Daniel “Ninja” Roberts welcome news. Well, that and the fact that I get to write “Meat Cleaver”, but I digress . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

New date for Molitor-Booth

Orion Sports Management announced today that after IBF Super Bantamweight champion Steve Molitor sustained a leg injury in training, he will push back his fight against the UK’s Jason Booth until September 11th. “It’s unfortunate, but Steve has suffered a stress factor, and can’t properly train for Jason Booth. So it’s not a situation where we want to move this fight back,” said Allan Tremblay, President of Orion Sports Management. “It just needs to be done.”



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing notables scheduled to attend the three-day, Fourth of July weekend celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the fight that pitted Jack Johnson against Jim Jeffries in Reno include Andre Ward, Emanuel Steward, Al Bernstein, Bruce Trampler, Raul Marquez and Jesse Brinkley.
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Frank Espinoza recently has signed unbeaten former amateur standout Antonio Orozco. A junior welterweight who has been a professional since 2008, Orozco currently holds a record of 7-0, 5KOs. He is expected to see action under the Espinoza Boxing Club banner in the next 6-8 weeks.
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The award winning Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School celebrates its fourth graduating class on Wednesday in East Los Angeles. Approximately 97% of the senior class will be graduating with 61% of those graduates have been accepted by four year universities.



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Marquez-Diaz undercard

The PPV card underneath the July 31 Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez vs Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas has been confirmed by Golden Boy. In a 12-round bout immediately before the main event, New York phenom Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (20-0, 17 KOs) looks to capture his first world championship when he takes on unbeaten Russian Dmitry Pirog (16-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO Middleweight crown. Former Three-time World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (26-1-1, 18 KOs) and future Hall of Famer/former four-time World Champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor (37-4-1, 22 KOs) will square off in a 10-round junior welterweight bout that will put the winner in line for a huge fight in either the lightweight or junior welterweight divisions. Opening the pay-per-view telecast, former Two-time World Champion Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares (28-1, 18 KOs) will face perennial contender and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Rocky Juarez (28-6-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout that is a must-win, crossroads fight for each boxer.



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Molina ready for Lundy

Lightweight John Molina, Jr. (20-1, 16 KOs) will look to make “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (18-0-1, 10 KOs) pay the price when they meet on the July 9 edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. “I’m excited to get back on television and I will make sure I stay there. You learn a lot more in defeat then in victory regardless of the circumstances and it is the worse feeling in the world. I will do everything needed to do in the ring so I never feel like that again. Lundy talks a lot and as far as I’m concerned he can keep it up. As a matter of fact, I like it. It’s been very amusing. I’m going to do my talking in the ring and he’ll know what I mean when I walk away with the belt. I have respect for him and what he has accomplished but come fight time nothing will stop me. I am going to do what I have to do to be victorious.” The event is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) takes place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I.



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

UPDATE: K2 wins purse bid

Klitschko-Povetkin headed to Germany

A purse bid was held in the IBF Office today for the IBF heavyweight championship mandatory defense between champion Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. K2 Promotions bid $ 8,313,000. Sauerland Events bid $ 4,250,001. K2 Promotions has 90 days to put this fight on.



June 29th, 2010

UFC

UFC fight week schedule

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

A full week of events is scheduled for this week’s UFC 116 card at the MGM, headlining a heavyweight mega-showdown between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. The activities begin tomorrow:

Wednesday, 12 noon: Free and open to the public, Brock Lesnar, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Krzysztof Soszynski, Shane Carwin and Stephan Bonnar will hold open workouts at the MGM Grand’s Conference Center, Marquee Ballroom. Limited to the first 2000 fans. (more…)



June 29th, 2010

Announcement

“Chop Chop” to the rescue!

Steps in for July 2nd 'No Excuses' card

Former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley of Washington, D.C. (36-13-1, 21 KOs) will fight Detroit southpaw Damian Fuller (30-7-1, 14 KOs) in the July 10th co-main event at the Patriot Center, replacing Baltimore’s Tim “The Pitbull” Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) who suffered a laceration on his head during training last Thursday that forced him out of the fight. (more…)



June 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Carwin takes on Brock

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

Story by Andreas Hale

The stakes are higher than they have ever been for Shane Carwin. “Monster” has been rolling through the heavyweight division like Mike Tyson in the 1980’s. Nobody has been able to withstand the powerful onslaught of Carwin as he has amassed a 12-0 with 12 first round finishes. In Carwin’s last outing, the usually durable Frank Mir tasted the wrath of Carwin and had his lights promptly cut off at UFC 111 to give the Greg Jackson pupil the interim heavyweight title.

But now it is time to get the real thing . . . Click here for more



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Solis risking title shot

Zanfer

Light flyweight contender Ulises “Archie” Solis (30-2-2, 21 KOs) says he’s set for Saturday’s nationally televised clash against Eric Ortiz (30-9-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Reno, Nevada. Both fighters are former world champions, but Solis is putting a guaranteed shot at the IBF title on the line by accepting this fight. “I know I’m risking a lot,” said Solis. “I have much to lose and nothing to gain from Ortiz, but risk always exists in boxing and I didn’t want to be idle for so long so we accepted the bout Saturday in Reno.” For this fight, Solis prepared for six weeks in Guadalajara under the guidance of Lorenzo Lopez. “As always, we are in excellent physical condition to prevent surprises. We know how dangerous and experienced Ortiz is and will come out victorious,” promised the former champion, who in his last fight defeated Bert Batawang in a world title eliminator.



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Aztec Glove tourney continues

By Felipe Leon

On Friday, July 2nd, Zanfer Promotions presents the third round of the “Guante Azteca (Aztec Glove)” tournament with a seven bout fight card being held at Tijuana, MX’s Municipal Auditorium. Bantamweights Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (5-0, 1KO) and Luis “Chupacabras” Gomez (3-1, 2KOs), both of Tijuana, MX, face off in the eight round semi final bout while undefeated Misael Castillo (13-0, 10KOs) of Ensenada, MX, goes after San Luis Rio Colorado, MX’s Luis Rey Compoa (8-5-1, 5KOs) in the six round super lightweight semi. (more…)



June 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Browne returns against Leuii

Former heavyweight MMA star, 6’5, 280 lbs, Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (1-0, 1 KO) will have his second professional boxing outing when he meets experienced Sam Leuii (13-24-1, 9 KOs) at the Panthers Rugby League Club, Penrith, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Leuii, 6′ 243lbs, has mixed it with Australian heavyweight champions Colin Wilson and Nathan Briggs. Leuii also punched it out with former IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods in a Commonwealth title bout in 1998. Browne is trained at the Grange Gym in the Western suburbs of Sydney by leading Australian trainer Graham Shaw. Promoter Bill Treacy. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable television network.



June 29th, 2010

UFC

Spike TV to air UFC 116 weighin

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

Spike TV will telecast live coverage of the weigh-ins for the highly-anticipated “UFC 116 Lesnar-Carwin” fight card on Friday, July 2 at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT. The main event features a showdown between the top two heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and interim heavyweight titlist Shane Carwin. (more…)



June 28th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

The Countdown To Lesnar vs Carwin Begins Tonight: See how Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin prepare for the biggest heavyweight battle in history tonight at 7pm ET/PT on SPIKE

Visit the Official Site for UFC® 116: Featuring an in-depth look at Lesnar vs Carwin, full analysis of the fight card, plus cast your vote for who you think will win!

Take the fight into your own hands with the Official UFC® App: Watch live events, access fighter profiles, catch up on the latest UFC news and more! Available for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes store



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Kronk Gym Fundraiser

On Wednesday, June 30, The Kronk Gym Foundation will hold their 2nd Annual Fundraiser. And be joined by Jr. Middle Weight Champion Miguel Cotto, Philip Anselmo formerly of Pantera and Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin. The event will include Dinner, Awards, Amateur Boxing, Live and Silent Auctions, all for a good cause. (more…)



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Arslan-Herelius Presser

Photos: Eroll Popova

On Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, the motto will be “First the World Cup, than the Boxing World Cup.” Saturday’s Universum Champons Night” event at the Porsche Arena will be a world title twinbill. Former world champion and local favorite Firat Arslan (29-4-1, 18 KOs) takes on Steve Herelius (19-1-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA interim world championship and unbeaten WBC/WIBF/WBO female featherweight champion Ina Menzer (26-0, 10 KOs) meets Jeannine Garside (9-3-1, 4 KOs), who is considered by one ratings group to be better than Menzer, a situation Menzer intends to correct. Here’s what they had to say at today’s press conference. (more…)



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Petrucci defeats Miranda

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

Italian welterweight boxing star Daniele Petrucci (26-0-1, 9 KOs) continued his impressive career with a successful effort to win an IBF Inter-Continental belt last Friday night in front of his adoring fans at the suggestive and historical location ‘Ponte Milvio’ in Roma, Italy. Petrucci outscored former South American contender Jorge Daniel Miranda (36-9, 13 KOs) over twelve entertaining and strong rounds of boxing and took home the IBF-I/C title at 147 lbs with the final scoresheets being 118-110, 117-111 and 120-112. (more…)



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Leapai to face Walker

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Samoan-born, Australian-based heavyweight Alex “The Lionheart” Leapai ( 18-3-3, 14 KOs) will be in action on Wednesday when he clashes with American heavyweight Travis Walker (34-4-1, 28 KOs) over ten rounds at the Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Walker, 6’4″ 245lbs, was crowned interim NABF heavyweight champion in 2008 when he stopped TJ Wilson in two rounds but was defeated by world rated Chris Arreola in 2008 and Johnathon Banks in 2010. Leapia, 6′ 230lbs, scored an impressive round one knockout victory over Bob Mirovic in 2010. Mirovic had been the distance with several world rated heavyweights including former giant WBA champion Nikolay Valuev. (more…)



June 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Rodriguez, Maldonado triumph

Saturday night in Denver, Colorado, Robert Rodriguez and Fidel Maldonado, two of boxing’s brightest young prospects, thrilled local fight fans with spectacular first round knockouts. Fighting out of nearby Greeley, Colorado, 19 year old super bantamweight Rodriguez improved to 4-0-0, dropping pro debuting Michael Montalbano three times in the initial stanza on his way to earn his first stoppage. After a sensational amateur career, this was Rodriguez’s first professional bout in his home state of Colorado and the crowd at Red & Jerry’s were on their feet throughout the first round cheering on the hometown hero.
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Also fighting under the TKO Boxing Promotions banner, 18 year old Fidel Maldonado stayed perfect, stunning the crowd with a brutal first round knockout of undefeated Denver prospect Jacob Dominguez, the end coming at the 1:29 mark of the round.
With the win, Albuquerque’s Maldonado improved to 3-0-0, all by first round knockout, while Dominguez moved to 2-1-0 (1KO).
Details of upcoming bouts by Rodriguez and Maldonado will be announced shortly.



June 28th, 2010

UFC

Brown: Never say die

UFC 116 is LIVE on PPV July 3!

While most people were rooting for Court McGee at the Ultimate Fighter Finale on June 19 because of his compelling back-story, there was at least one fighter who could fully empathize with McGee’s rise from the ashes reinvention. That was “The Immortal” Matt Brown from TUF 7, who, like McGee, battled substance problems and an eventual heroin overdose before making a name for himself in the realm of mixed martial arts. Brown’s cheating of death earned him the nickname “The Immortal,” and he was happy to see “The Crusher”—whom he actually met at the tryouts for TUF 7—realize his moment of triumph . . . Click here for more by Chuck Mindenhall, UFC.com



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Austreberto Juarez in action

By Ricardo Conde
Photos by Ricardo Conde

Highly talented flyweight Austreberto Juarez (9-0, 2 KOs), training out of Tune Up Boxing Gym in Oxnard, CA, will take on Joseph Rios (7-4-1, 2 KOs) of San Antonio, TX on Friday, July 2nd at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA on the latest edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights which will be headlined by Demetrius “The Gladiator” Hopkins (29-1-1, 11 KOs) taking on “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-5-2, 10 KOs). Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. Doors open at 6pm with the first bell at 7pm. Click here for more photos…



June 28th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Chavez-Duddy

Ringside by Jeff Zimmerman
Photography by Robert Hughes

In a crossroads fight for, both, the son of legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (41-0-1, 30 KOs) and Irishman John Duddy (29-2, 18 KOs); Chavez Jr proved he was the one ready to take his fight to the next level with a dominating performance over Duddy. Chavez won a hard fought unanimous decision with scores of 120-108, 116-112 and 117-111 to claim the WBC silver middleweight belt which puts him in line for a world title shot . . . Click here for more



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman sworn in

Newly elected Congressman Manny Pacquiao was sworn into office on Monday at the Sarangani Provincial Capitol grounds. Yesterday Pacman switched political party affiliations, moving from the Nacionalista Party to the Liberal Party. He is expected to return to the ring in November against an opponent to be named.



June 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing in Tijuana 7/17

By Felipe Leon

With a much anticipated battle between two Tijuana fighters, Antonio “Cañitas” Lozada Jr. and Rodrigo Juarez, Baja Boxing comes back with their second fight card of the year on July 17th at the El Foro Theatre in downtown Tijuana, MX. The main event will be televised nationally in Mexico by Televisa. The undefeated Lozada Jr. (22-0, 19KOs) will be risking his newly acquired WBC FECARBOX jr. welterweight title against Juarez (15-11-1, 11KOs) in a dangerous match up for the young fighter who will be facing an opponent who has him beat in experience. (more…)



June 28th, 2010




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