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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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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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Boxing News

Maidana to fight in Argentina?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There’s a chance that WBA interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana could defend his WBA belt on November 28 in his native Margarita, Argentina against an opponent to be named according to sources close to the boxer. Maidana (26-1, 25 KOs) is training now in Cordoba, Argentina with trainer Miguel Díaz. He has received proposals to face names like Kendall Holt, Victor Cayo, Ricky Hatton and Zab Judah among others. By WBA official resolution, within 90 days after an optional defense Maidana would have the possibility of meeting WBA regular champion Amir Kahn.



September 22nd, 2009



Boxing News

Divine Inspiration for Poonsawat?

Photo: Brian Peters Promotions

Photo: Brian Peters Promotions

Thailand’s Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym is hopeful that a little divine inspiration will help him to rip the WBA world super bantamweight title from Bernard Dunne. Poonsawat arrived in Dublin at the weekend ahead of Saturday’s Hunky Dorys World Title Fight Night at The O2 and the number one challenger is confident that he will be packing Dunne’s world title belt in to his suitcase for the return leg of his journey. For more details and photos click here…



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Universum Gym Open House

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

The “open house” at the Universum-Gym in Hamburg was a resounding success. Enjoying the high late summer temperatures, more than 2000 fans streamed into the “hallowed halls” of the famed Universum stable. There were plenty of stars on hand. As part of the 25 year jubilee of Universum, founder Klaus-Peter Kohl wanted to hold a celebration for the fans. A number of boxers, including Ruslan Chagaev, Luan Krasniqi, Denis Boytsov, Ina Menzer and Susi Kentikian were on hand had to meet and greet the fans and sign lots of autographs. (more…)



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Tete, Nedzanani injured!

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By Ron Jackson

Former WBF flyweight champion Zolani Tete and former WBF junior flyweight champion Muvhuso Nedzanani were both injured in motor accidents recently. Tete who was schedule to meet Juma Fundi from Tanzania for the vacant WBO Africa flyweight title on the bumper Branco Sports Productions bill at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night was hit by a taxi while out on a training run on Saturday morning. He was forced to withdraw from the fight due a damaged shoulder. Promoter Branco Milenkovic has advised that Tete’s fight will be replaced with a six round junior lightweight bout between Warren Joubert and Sifiso Msibi. (more…)



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Zambrano steps it up

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

On Friday night boxing returned to the old school style of club fights with an entertaining professional card at the PAL Gym in Yonkers New York. The gym had the look and feel of what boxing was like in the early fifties and sixties and the atmosphere was electric. The fights did little to disappoint as fans were treated to a competitive card featuring some of the top local and regional prospects. The eight bout card promoted O’Shea Brothers Boxing Inc. featured the successful return of Carlos Zambrano (7-0, 2 KOs), who scored a hard fought six round unanimous decision victory over a very durable Jason Rorie (5-4-2, 2 KOs). In the co-feature of the evening, highly touted light heavyweight “Big” Will Rosinsky (9-0, 6 KOs) captured an impressive six round unanimous decision victory over Raynard Darden (10-20-1, 4 KOs). (more…)



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz-Chavez Fight Week

Chicagoland fight fans will have free access to prefight activities involving with the lightweight showdown between ex-world champions Davis Diaz and Jesus Chavez on Saturday at the UIC Pavilion. The festivities kick-off today (Tuesday) with an open workout at the JABB Boxing Gym (410 N. Oakley) Chavez will work out at 2PM while Diaz will work out at 3PM. The final press conference takes place at 1PM Wednesday at Mariscos El Veneno (6835 S. Pulaski). The weigh-in will be at the same place on Friday at 6:30PM. Come and support these two Windy City favorites.



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Arreola Fight Week

Fans invited to attend all pre-fight events

Los Angeles area fight fans will have access to all prefight activities involving with the WBC heavyweight championship defense of Vitali Klitschko against unbeaten challenger Chris Arreola onSaturday at the Staples Center. The festivities kick-off today (Tuesday) at 11:30AM with the final press conference taking place at the Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on Chick Hearn Court (across From Staples Center). At 11:30AM on Wednesday, Klitschko and Arreola will engage in a public workout at “Muscle Beach” in Venice, California (1800 Ocean Front Walk). The main event weigh-in will take place at 3PM on Thursday at the Star Plaza (directly in front of Staples Center). The undercard weigh-in takes place at 3PM Friday at the Wilshire Grand Hotel (930 Wilshire Boulevard). You’re invited to attend any or all of these functions free of charge. Be sure to bring your camera!



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pascal-Branco presser

By Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Winning the WBC light-heavyweight belt certainly hasn’t humbled flamboyant boxer Jean Pascal who was in rare form Monday as he faced off versus mandatory challenger Silvio Branco in advance of the fight that goes off this Friday at Montreal’s Bell Centre. “I’m going to score a knock him out, EARLY, so don’t be late,” said Pascal who promised to cook up a “blood sauce,” for his Italian opponent. Branco who has held the WBA belt twice and fights in North America for the first time says he’s been preparing for this fight for over a year, “I was supposed to fight Adrian Diaconu but that fight never happened because he didn’t want to fight me, I thank Pascal for the opportunity and we’ve come here to win this fight.” (more…)



September 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Lange returns to Fairfax Sep 26

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Great Falls, VA junior middleweight Jimmy Lange will defend his WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight title against former Contender teammate Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid in a 12-round main event Saturday, September 26 on an ICE Promotions card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Lange (30-3-2, 21 KOs) will fight at the Patriot Center for the eighth consecutive time. Lange’s last outing saw him win the USNBC title with a fifth-round stoppage of Frank Houghtaling on May 2. Five of Lange’s eight bouts at the Patriot Center have taken place with regional titles on the line. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Garone inks Casal

Photo: Bob Caico

Photo: Bob Caico

By Bob Caico

Promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide has proudly signed heavy-handed Niagara Falls, New York, super lightweight prospect Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal (19-4-1, 15 KOs) to a multi-year promotional deal.
“Nick Casal has all the natural talent you could hope for,” admits Garone. “But as he found out in his last few fights, that’s only part of the equation. Training and dedication have to be there as well. I’ve had a long talk with him and we’ve come to an agreement to get him back where he belongs in boxing: as one of the hottest and most exciting young prospects in the entire sport.” (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Announcement

TKO Boxing inks Maldonado!

Lightweight amateur standout Fidel Maldonado Jr. has signed an exclusive promotional contract with TKO Boxing Promotions, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2009

Feature Story

Pacman starts training up north

By Dennis Principe

Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao began his training camp feeling upbeat about their stay here in Baguio City, the Philippines “Summer Capital” located approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila. Pacquiao did six rounds of punch mitts, three rounds of shadow boxing and some more time hitting the speed ball and skipping rope witnessed by a rather controlled observers composed mostly of local media and Manila-based networks. The training, held at the Shape-Up Gym located inside the Cooyeesan Hotel along Naguillan Road lasted for a little over two hours. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Spadafora opponent named

Former IBF lightweight champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora (42-0-1, 17 KOs), who on September 30 returns to the ring for the second time in three months, will face Jermain “Too Sweet” White (17-3, 10 KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight bout at Heinz Field-VIP Tent in Pittsburgh. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, the four-division world champion and Hall of Fame inductee, is once again running “The Pittsburgh Kid’s training camp in Indiana. The undercard will also feature undefeated local prospects, lightweight Rod Salka (8-0, 2 KOs), and heavyweight Paul Zalus (2-0, 2 KOs), against Ikem Orji (5-2, 1 KO) and Ryan St. Germain (2-4, 2 KOs), respectively, as well as heavyweight Tommy Poe (1-0) plus other bouts to be named soon.



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Usarov-Fedorov for WBO Europe

By Alexey Sukachev

On Oct. 2 Moscow-based Tajik fighter Sahib Usarov (12-0, 6 KOs) will step into the squared circle at “Montreal” club, Moscow, to fight for the first international title in his pro career. Usarov, 25, an aggressive little (5’4’’) southpaw, who has been holding the Russian bantamweight title since May 2008, will take on Alexander Fedorov (19-6-1, 12 KOs) in a bid for a vacant WBO European belt in the very same weight class. Usarov has a huge amateur pedigree, including being a quarterfinalist of the 2003 Bangkok world championship for his native Tajikistan. Fedorov is best known for his losses to former WBA champion Johnny Bredahl and world-ranked contenders Mbwana Matumla and Yohnny Perez. He had one common opponent with Usarov in Zhanat Zhakiyanov. Fedorov lost an eight-round unanimous decision to the Kazakh fighter this April, while Usarov won an eight-round decision over Zhakiyanov last October. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Caribbean Fury show in Guyana

By Boxing Bob Newman

This Saturday, Sept. 26, Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana will be the scene for “The Caribbean Fury” presented by Carwyn Holland, CEO of Holland’s Entertainment Promotions and Stanford Solomon’s S&S Promotions. The co-featured bouts will pit Corinne “Sexy Panther” DeGroot against Shondell “Mystery Lady” Alfred for the WIBA bantamweight title and Leon “Hurry Up” Moore against former world champion Mauricio Pastrana for the NABA, WBA Fedelatin, WBA Fedecaribe, WBC Cabofe, WBC Inter-Continental super bantamweight titles. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Interview

Q&A: Cedric Boswell

Photo: Joe Cordova

Photo: Joe Cordova

By Jose E. Santiago

On September 26th Atlanta resident, Detroit native, Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (30-1, 24 KOs) will be featured on the undercard of the highly anticipated WBC heavyweight clash between Vitali Kitschko vs Chris Arreola at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Calif. Slated as Boswell’s opponent is the towering 6’7 Russian Alexander Ustinov (17-0, 14 KOs). As a professional heavyweight campaigning since 1994, Boswell is often overlooked as an opponent by current contenders and would-be-hopefuls. With only two exceptions to the aforementioned, Boswell is 1-1 when actually facing someone who posed a threat to his climb in the heavyweight ranks. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Yathomas Riley added

Unbeaten light heavyweight, “Terrible” Yathomas “The Punisher” Riley (7-0, 5KO) has been added to the September 30th installment of VIP Boxing at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY. Riley will be taking on Otgonbayer Daivii (3-2-1, 1KO). The bout is scheduled for six rounds in the light heavyweight division. Headlining the show will be heavyweight prospect, the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain, “Devastatin” Devin Vargas (17-1, 7KO) taking on Terrell “Baby Bull” Nelson (8-8, 5KO).



September 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Sakata finishes Putra

By Joe Koizumi

Having been dethroned by Thailander Denkaosen Kaowichit last December, ex-WBA flyweight champ Takefumi Sakata (35-5-2, 16 KOs), 114.25, decked his second comebacking bout and impressively demolished ex-Indonesian national champ Dicky Putra (5-4, 2 KOs), 113.25, a taller southpaw, with persistent body bombardments at 1:47 of the second round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. It was also Sakata’s second after moving up to the 115-pound category, and he looked sharp and speedy in his short work. Putra displayed solid southpaw lefts to the onrushing ex-champ in the opening session, but Sakata’s combinations to the belly sank him for the count in the neutral corner. Putra, eight years his junior at 21, was unable to beat the count because of his pain in agony. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Poonsawat in Ireland

Kyran O'Brien/KOBPIX

Kyran O'Brien/KOBPIX

WBA mandatory challenger Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym arrived in Dublin over the weekend to a huge welcome from the Thai community in Ireland who flocked to the airport to welcome their hero and the man known as Thailand’s Manny Pacquiao. However WBA super bantamweight champion Bernard Dunne plans to give Poonsawat an entirely different welcome at The O2 on Saturday night when they clash for the Dubliner’s WBA belt.



September 21st, 2009

Full Report

Belfort destroys Franklin

Results by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Josh Hodges, UFC

In the run up to UFC 103, former middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (26-5) nearly scoffed at the fact that his main event opponent Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (19-8) walks around with a pair of fast, dangerous hands . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2009

Announcement

Remillard outguns Lora!

Ringside by Billy Luppert

Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard captured the NABF belt on Saturday night with an impressive 4th round TKO over previously undefeated Rafael Lora . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

The Stars Are Aligned

Denzel Washington Faces Off With Vitali!

Photo by Pavel Terekhov

Photo by Pavel Terekhov

Academy Award-winning actor and superstar Denzel Washington (left) squares off with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko after a recent workout at the LB 4 LB Boxing gym in Los Angeles. The man in the middle is Klitschko’s longtime trainer, the respected Fritz Sdunek. On Saturday, September 26th, Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs) defends his crown against #1 ranked WBC contender Cristobal Arreola (27-0, 24 KOs) in an eagerly awaited showdown of heavy hitters at STAPLES Center. One of the most popular fighters in the world, Klitschko will make history by becoming the first fighter to headline three times at STAPLES Center. The undefeated power-punching Arreola, who has twenty knockouts with only one fight going the distance, will attempt to make history by becoming the first boxer of Mexican descent to capture a world heavyweight championship. Tickets can be purchased at STAPLES Center, all TicketMaster outlets, by phone (800) 745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The twelve-round world championship is promoted by K2 Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and will air live on HBO at 10p ET/7p PT.



September 21st, 2009

Announcement

Corley to face Cuello

Ice Promotions officials announced today that DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (35-11-1, 21 KOs) will meet Harrison Cuello (18-11-3, 14 KOs) in the eight-round co-Main Event at the live boxing card featuring Jimmy Lange scheduled for September 26, 2009 at the Patriot Center. The hard-hitting Dominican-born Cuello now fighting out of Albany, NY is stepping in as a solid replacement for Detroit southpaw Damian Fuller who suffered a broken rib in training camp last week and had to pull out of the anticipated fight. (more…)



September 21st, 2009

Full Report

Kessler, Ward to clash

Story by Robert Hough
Photos by Laura De La Torre

Mikkel Kessler won’t talk specifics about is game-plan for defending his WBA super middleweight title against Andre Ward, but he suggested Thursday that he believes Ward is vulnerable to big shots . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Sylvester: I don’t need Sturm

By Lee Bates

Newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester (32-3, 15 KOs) impressively decisioned Giovanny Lorenzo (27-2, 19 KOs) Saturday night to win his crown. Immediately after the fight he was asked by Sports broadcaster Juan Larena of “Combate Space” of his thoughts on a rematch and unification with WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm. Sturm unanimously decisioned Sylvester nearly a year ago. “I don’t need Sturm anymore. I’m a champion now. Right now all I’m thinking about right now is going on vacation with my daughter,” said Sylvester.



September 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Tribute to Sugarboy Malinga

By Ron Jackson

African Ring in association with Golden Gloves Promotions have arranged a box-and-dine tournament to be held on September 29th at Emperors Palace’s Theatre of Marcellus near Kempton Park, South Africa to honor former three-time world champion, Thulane “Sugarboy” Malinga. (more…)



September 20th, 2009

Full Report

Easy “Money!”

Mayweather returns with dominating victory over Marquez

IMG_65Ringside report by David L. Hudson & Andreas Hale
Photography by Chris Cozzone

Returning to the ring after a two-year layoff to reclaim boxing’s disputed pound-for-pound crown many consider held by Manny Pacquiao, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. dominated Juan Manuel Marquez before a near-capacity, pro-Mexican crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The stacked card, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, was televised on HBO-PPV, going head to head with UFC 103 . . . CLICK HERE for full report and giant photo gallery



September 20th, 2009

Boxing News

“Money” talks!

De La Hoya pushes for Mayweather-Mosley

IMG_102Postfight report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

“He’s back!”

The words from Oscar De La Hoya regarding the successful return to the ring of Floyd Mayweather bounced off the walls of the MGM Grand Garden media room.

The man who calls himself “Money” had just finished dissecting Juan Manuel Marquez for 12 rounds in front of a decidedly pro-Marquez crowd to earn a lopsided unanimous decision and reestablish himself as the top dog in boxing . . . Click here for more



September 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kennedy-Addy draw

Photo: Mike Greenhill

Photo: Mike Greenhill

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Rick Scharmberg at ringside.

Saturday night at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Main Events promotions put on a fitting boxing tribute and six bout card to honor the recently passed Atlantic City boxing legend Arturo “Thunder” Gatti. The card was fittingly called “A night of thunder,” in remembrance of the boxing legend. Gatti was a blood and guts warrior who won over the hearts and souls of boxing fans in Atlantic City and all over the world with his unbelievable courage and will to come back from the edge of defeat in winning thrilling toe to toe victories. For more details and photos click here…



September 20th, 2009

Feature Story

More on Sylvester-Lorenzo

Winfired Mausolf/Sauerland Event

Winfired Mausolf/Sauerland Event

With a truly energetic performance, Sebastian Sylvester secured himself the vacant IBF middleweight title on Saturday night. In front of a sell-out crowd of 5,000 packed inside the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, the 29-year-old defeated the IBF #1 rated Giovanni Lorenzo from the Dominican Republic on a points’ verdict. “I kind of slept a little in the first two or three rounds,” admitted the ‘Hurricane,’ who picked up a cut to the head in the first round. “The injury came when we clashed heads and that happened a few times in the fight. But I did not let it knock me off course and I started to get into gear more from the end of the third round.” (more…)



September 20th, 2009




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