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Ruenroeng, Shiming make weight for world flyweight title clash

Ruenroeng, Shiming make weight for world flyweight title clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Amnat Ruenroeng 112 vs. Zou Shiming 111.6 (IBF flyweight world title) Glen Tapia 154 vs. Daniel Dawson 153.4 Jose Felix Jr 136.2 ...

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Crawford, Dulorme Press Conference Quotes

Crawford, Dulorme Press Conference Quotes

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and #2 rated Thomas Dulorme hosted a Dallas/Fort Worth ...

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Shiming-Ruenroeng Press Conference

Shiming-Ruenroeng Press Conference

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and #1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming and undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat ...

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Crawford and Delorme hit Arlington, Texas

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank BWAA fighter of the Year, Terence Crawford, and Thomas Dulorme arrive in Arlington Texas for the official ...

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Cunningham holds open media workout

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Heavyweight contender Steve "USS" Cunningham, 28-6, 13 KOs, held an open workout for the media ...

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Boxing Result

Green annihilates Jones Jr.

Roy is vanquished in 122 seconds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green (28-3, 25 KOs) scored a major upset when he stopped boxing legend Roy Jones Jr (54-6, 40 KOs) in round one moments ago at the Acer Arena, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Green was the aggressor from the opening bell and connected with two solid left hands and a right cross to the temple that dropped Jones. The referee Howard Foster crowned Green at 2:02 to save Jones from further punishment when he was in no condition to defend himself. Green thanked his boxing team for helping him to achieve his greatest ring victory. Jones congratulated Green on his victory. Green’s devastating win likely torpedoed Jones’ planned rematch with Bernard Hopkins, who fights Enrique Ornelas tonight in Philadelphia. Maybe the door is now open for Green to face Hopkins. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009



Feature Story

Hot prospects to shine in Miami

By Mark Vaz

Live pro boxing returns to the city of Miami on Friday night with “Back Alley Brawl,” a 9-bout card presented by GD Big Promotions in association with DeCubas Presents. The show will be held at La Covacha, one of Miami’s most popular night clubs located at 10730 NW 25th Street. Headlining the show will be the popular welterweight contender Ed “The Lion” Paredes, (22-3-1, 13 KOs) out of nearby Hollywood, Florida facing former title holder Oscar Leon, (28-10, 18 KOs) of Columbia over 10 rounds. Cuban Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson, (3-0, 1 KO) will face veteran Louie Leija, (21-13-1, 15 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas in an 8 round junior middleweight bout. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Anselmo Moreno Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno is putting the final touches on his preparations for Friday’s showdown with challenger Frederic Patrac (26-7-1, 13 KOs) in Agde, Hérault, France. Moreno feels very optimistic with regard to his physical condition as his weight is currently 119.5 pounds and he expressed confidence that he’ll take care of Patrac. The WBA has established that Moreno’s his next defense will be against WBA interim world champion Nehomar Cermeño and Moreno predicts Cermeño’s luck will run the same as all his other challengers. Moreno will be making the fifth defense of his WBA belt against Patrac. More photos…



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Edwin Valero Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero has already been sparring for a week at the Boxing Zone Gym in Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela. He is sparring with Fernando Angulo and local lightweight Jaider Parra. A media day for reporters in the camp is expected soon. Valero is prepaing to defend his WBC belt on December 19 in Caracas against Mexico’s Hector Velázquez.



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Rojas poised for Darchinyan

Rojas not afraid of Darchinyan
Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

He knows about his rivals reputation but to Tomas Rojas, Vic Darchinyan represents the opportunity of a lifetime. “I’m very happy and motivated to be facing Vic Darchinyan, and believe me, he dose not intimidate me at all,” said Tomas Rojas, the WBC interim super flyweight champion about his championship bout against Darchiyan on Saturday, December 12 at the Casino Agua Caliente in Racho Mirage, California. The bout will be telecast by Showtime. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Big card in Haiti Dec 18

Photo: Francis Concite

Photo: Francis Concite

By Robert Coster

In a press conference at the plush Karibe Convention Center, Promoter Jacques Deschamps in partnership with Premium Boxing Promotions of Panama, announced an interesting international 8 bout card in Haiti on December 18th (at the same venue). Two regional titles will be at stake: 2 time former European union champion, French-Haitian boxer Jimmy “Pitbull” Colas (27-6, 11 KOs) will be making his debut on the American continent against Colombian champion Jhon Berrio (15-6, 12 KOs) for the interim WBC Latino junior middleweight title. Then, there will be an intriguing clash of unbeaten prospects pitting hard punching, Panama-based Nicholas “Axman” Walters (12-0, 10 KOs) of Jamaica against sleek Dominican Carlos Manuel Reyes (13-0, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBA Fedelatin featherweight crown. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009

Interview

Q&A: Juanma

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez (27-0, 24 KOs) is back in training as he prepares for his upcoming world title fight challenge of WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano (37-1-1, 15 KOs). The bout will take place on January 23rd at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York with HBO televising. It will be Lopez’ first fight since he unanimously decisioned challenger Rogers Mtagwa to retain his title in a thriller this past October. Fightnews spoke with the PR Best Boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and Top Rank promoted Lopez prior to his departure for New York. Lopez is headed there for the upcoming initial press conference this Thursday to publicize his upcoming fight with Luevano. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Ward set for Taylor

Rocco Morales

Rocco Morales

By Rocco Morales

Next up for WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is a SUPER SIX showdown with Jermain Taylor on March 3rd at a location to be determined. Promoter Dan Goossen is shooting for Las Vegas or Oakland as the site. Taylor is not being taken lightly by the Ward Camp, as they believe he was competitive for eleven rounds in both the Froch and Abraham fights, although they have noted (but will not divulge) a certain weakness in Taylor which Ward plans to exploit. “Taylor’s problem was that he stopped improving following winning the title,” said Ward. “I will not repeat this mistake and will fight to continue improving and to stay champion.”



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Minto ready for Arreola

By Brady Crytzer

Brian “The Beast” Minto has spent the last six weeks preparing for the biggest fight of his career. On Saturday, December 5th the WBO #5 and WBA #14 ranked Minto (34-2, 21 KOs) squares off with recent world title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. A consummate gym rat, Minto had spent the last two months preparing for a fight against an opponent to be determined that did not materialize, so he was ready and willing when he received the call to fight Arreola. (More)



December 1st, 2009

Scale Watch

Hopkins, Ornelas make weight

Jeff Fusco - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Jeff Fusco - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Bernard Hopkins 175 vs. Enrique Ornelas 173.5
All undercard fighters will be weigh in Wednesday
Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: VERSUS
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December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Galassi returns December 4

OPI 2000

OPI 2000

On December 4, at Freizeit Arena in Solden, Austria WBC World female flyweight champion Simona “Romagna Queen” Galassi (11-0-1, 3 KOS) will defend her title for the third time against French Aziza Oubaita (9-1- 1, 4 KOs). Galassi is targeting a showdon with German WBA and WBO World champion Susi “Killer Queen” Kentikian. On the undercard, welterweight prospect Antonio “Big” Moscatiello (4-0, 3 KOs – nephew of former WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni) will fight Hungarian Attila Molnar (15-14-6, 7 KOs). Both fights, which will take place on a Universum show, and are promoted by OPI 2000 headed by Salvatore and Christian Cherchi in collaboration with Dahlia TV.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter: Jones-Green

By Graham Houston

Forward planning is nothing new in the fight game. Roy Jones Jr. has a plan. It is to give Danny Green a boxing lesson in Australia on Wednesday and then meet old rival Bernard Hopkins in a “rematch of the legends” fight in 2010. Hopkins is expected to coast home in his tune-up fight against Enrique Ornelas on the Versus Network on Wednesday, and same-day coverage of Jones-Green will be part of the show. It is a perfect way to lead into a Jones-Hopkins megafight. There’s just one small problem. Green might not be the pushover that I suspect Jones believes him to be . . . Click here for more



December 1st, 2009

Announcement

Hustler card prelims set

On Thursday, December 3rd, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presents its premiere installment of the new collaborative series “Hustler Boxing” with Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club – NYC at New York’s famous Manhattan Center on 34th street. The show, being televised live on the Versus Network, is headlined by “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-3-2, 10KO) taking on Baltimore’s Tim “Pit Bull” Coleman (16-1-1, 4KO) for the vacant USBA light welterweight Championship. “The New” Ray Robinson (11-0, 4KO) takes on former three-time National Golden Gloves Champion, Brad Solomon (8-0, 3KO) in a must see welterweight affair, while “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Maureen Shea (13-2, 7KO) looks to capture her first world championship when she takes on Jenna Shiver (9-4-1, 2KO) for the Interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Championship. Also scheduled to appear on the card is the Bronx’s lightweight contender Jorge Teron (23-1-1, 15KO) as well as former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Brooklyn’s own, Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42KO) as he makes his much anticipated return to the ring after a two year hiatus, against tough Marcus McGee (22-17, 11KO). (more…)



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Jones-Green officials

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Officials are set for the Danny Green vs Roy Jones jnr IBO cruiserweight title bout at Acer Arena, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia Wednesday. The referee is Howard Foster (United Kingdom). Judges are Andre Van Grootenbruel (Belgium), Andile Matika (South Africa) and Roberto Ramirez (Puerto Rico). IBO Supervisor is Phil Austin (Australia).



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Jones-Green weigh-in video

Video: Wayne Smale

Roy Jones Jr. weighed in at 81.45 kilos (179.6 lbs.), while IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green scaled in at 81.30 kilos (179.2 lbs.), both more than twenty pounds below the cruiserweight limit.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Kameda-Naito video



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Huck: I am ready for Afolabi

Sauerland Event

Sauerland Event

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck is brimming with confidence ahead of his first title defence. The 25-year-old (26-1, 20 KOs), who dethroned Victor Emilio Ramirez in August, locks horns with highly-regarded challenger Ola Afolabi (14-1, 6 KOs) in Ludwigsburg on Saturday night. Today the two fighters participated in an open work-out. “I am ready,” Huck said. “I have worked so hard to become world champion – I will not allow anyone to take the title away from me. Afolabi is a strong fighter. Many people do underestimate him – but not me. I have prepared for 12 hard rounds and I really look forward to defending my title for the first time. The belt will stay in Germany!” (more…)



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Wright-Brewer clash off

Amid conflicting reports regarding reasons for the cancellation of the Winky Wright vs. Grady Brewer Pay-Per-View show scheduled for December 11, Winky Wright has issued the following statement. “I am really disappointed the show can’t happen as I was training very hard and really wanted to get back in the ring. I was so looking forward to fighting in Puerto Rico in front of all the Puerto Rican people who are boxing fanatics and really know and appreciate the sport. I still am a bit shocked the show was cancelled by the promoter in Puerto Rico, but I want to make it perfectly clear it was not because I asked for millions of dollars to fight. We had done everything possible to make this show come together and I knew the financial considerations I needed to make in order for it to happen. Unfortunately now this is not the case, and I will look to find another alternative so I can fight as soon as possible. I hope that we can work something out so that I will be fighting in the early part of 2010, as I am anxious to use all the hard work and training I have already put in for this show. I just hope everyone has a great holiday season, and look for me to fight again soon after the New Year.”



December 1st, 2009

Scale Watch

Jones, Green make weight

Tim Barry

Tim Barry

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green and challenger Roy Jones Jr. both made weight Tuesday for their showdown at the Acer Arena, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Roy weighed in first and took questions from the media, mentioning that he has trained very hard for Danny Green and was confident of victory. He also said it was his job to put on a good show for the boxing fans. Danny Green weighed in and received a loud ovation from the boxing fans in attendance. Master of Ceremonies Andy Raymond stated that Roy Jones was one of the best boxers to ever visit Australia. The Pay Per View bout will be telecast live around Australia on Main Event. It will also be televised to the USA on a same day basis. Click for more photos…



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Dec 19 Obregón card a hot ticket

There is a high demand for tickets for the December 19 boxing card at the new 5,500-seat Multipurpose Center in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, featuring WBA bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno (18-0, 10 KOs) defending against Alejandro Valdez (21-3-3, 15 KOs) and WBC super featherweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (49-7-2, 32 KOs) facing former two-division champ Jesus “Matador” Chavez (44-6, 30 KOs). Both bouts will be televised in the United States on a split-site pay-per-view telecast headlined by the middleweight title fight between Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Espino from Youngstown, Ohio. Also seeing action in Obregón will be former lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (60-9-1, 52 KOs) facing Saul Corral (26-6, 8 KOs), plus flyweight contender Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (26-0, 19 KOs). Tickets start at 200 pesos and go up to 2000 pesos, available at www.eticket.com.mx.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Title challenger Perez arrested

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Lightweight contender Aristides Pérez, who is scheduled challenge WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta on December 19 in Caracas, Venezuela, has been arrested by police in Barranquilla, Colombia, on a charge of extortion. According to our information, Pérez (16-1-1, 9 KOs) was captured in an ongoing police operation. The Colombian had recently lost a world title challenge in Mexico against WBC super featherweight champion Humberto ‘La Zorrita’ Soto in September of this year.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Jones: Green is no Lacy

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. admits he is expecting a much tougher fight on Wednesday against IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green than he got when he easily defeated former IBF 168 pound champion Jeff Lacy in August. ”It’s a bigger guy coming at me, a stronger guy, a much quicker guy,” Jones stated. “Jeff Lacy was just a kid who really didn’t have an idea what he got himself into, so that was more child abuse.”

Green, meanwhile, thinks that he has been given no chance of winning against Jones by many, but plans to prove them all wrong when he steps into the ring on Wednesday at the Acer arena, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia with a expected live gate of 20,000 and a global television audience. ”Do I think he’s underestimated me? Yes. I think everyone’s underestimated me,” commented Green.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Witherspoon against Thompson

Heavyweight prospect Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (26-1, 18 KOs) will battle former world title challenger Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (32-2, 20 KOs) in a crossroads bout for both fighters on Saturday night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The non-televised bout will highlight the undercard of the event that features a middleweight clash between Paul “The Punisher” Williams and Sergio Martinez, plus heavyweiht Cristobal Arreola against Brian Minto.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing Result

Bedeman wins in the first round

By Ron Jackson

Unbeaten lightweight Jason Bedeman smashed Joseph Modise to defeat inside the first round in their eagerly awaited return match at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Monday night. The bout was scheduled for eight rounds. On July 31 this year they fought to an eight round draw in a fight that both camps claimed victory. (more…)



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Jose Torres Gym inauguration

Photo: Norma Nieves/WBO

Photo: Norma Nieves/WBO

Everyone was all smiles at the inauguration of Gymnasium Jose “Chegui” Torres, in honor of the late former light heavyweight world champion from Puerto Rico. The event took place on Monday, November, 30th in the El Pueblo de Patillas in Puerto Rico. Torres passed away at the age of 72 on January 19th in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In attendance were WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez, and former world champions Juan La Porte, Alex ‘Nene’ Sanchez, Alfredo ‘El Salsero’ Escalera, Víctor ‘Luvi’ Callejas, Ángel ‘Cholo’ Espada, contenders Juan Mercedes and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., as well as Promoters Ivan & Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing and Sampson Lewkowicz, managers and trainers Orlando Piñero, Margaro Cruz y César González, and the President of the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission, Dommys Delgado Berty. Golden Boy Promotions, PR Best Boxing Promotins, and Felix ‘Tutico’ Zabala (All Star Boxing) donated equipment to the gymnasium. Click here for more photos…



December 1st, 2009

UFC

MMA coming to Massachusetts!

Massachusetts has become the 42nd state in the country to bring regulated mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions, including Ultimate Fighting® Championship® (UFC®) events, to thousands of Bay State fans.  The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a bill that would allow the Department of Public Safety to oversee regulation of the popular sport in the state. (more…)



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Gerula battles Chomaz in Paris

Mormeck vs. Maddelone headlines at the Halle Carpentier

Olivia-prText and photo by Mary Ann Owen

WBC super featherweight champion Olivia “The Predator” Gerula (11-10-2, 3 KOs)  encounters interim WBC champion Myriam Chomaz (12-1, 7 KOs) on December 17th at the Halle Carpentier in Paris, France. The Gerula-Chomaz title bout is the co-main feature of the Jean Marc Mormeck (33-4, 22 KOs) vs Vinny Maddelone (32-5, 23 KOs) heavyweight contest.  Mormeck, a former cruiserweight champion, is now campaigning as a heavyweight.



December 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Hopkins-Ornelas presser

Photo: Jeff Fusco-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Photo: Jeff Fusco-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Former two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins and Enrique Ornelas pose on November 30, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the press conference for their December 2, 2009 bout at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia which will be televised live on VERSUS. Click here for quotes and more photos…



December 1st, 2009

Exclusive

“The Kingpin Diaries” Pt. 4

Johnson prepares to depart the U.S.!

Photo by Marty Rosengarten/Ringside Photos

Photo by Marty Rosengarten

In the final three weeks leading up to his showdown with WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs), televised on HBO Dec. 12, undefeated contender Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9 KOs) will be posting his diary online, exclusive to Fightnews.com readers.

Diary entry Monday, Nov. 30

“Today is the big day. There is so much to do before traveling to Berne, Switzerland today.  I had hoped to get in a little sparring this morning before getting on the plane, but my sparring partners looked like they need a break so I let them off the hook.

“But I did get in a 5K run on the treadmill (it was raining outside), did some calisthenics and shadowboxed for an hour.  After that, I got in a 45 minute workout with my personal trainer, then sat down with my manager and trainers to map out the game plan for the next two weeks.   (more…)



November 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Herrera set for Anchondo

Unbeaten in 13 pro fights, junior welterweight prospect Mauricio Herrera will step up in class on December 4 when he faces former world champion Mike Anchondo – in the eight round co-main event of ShoBox: The New Generation at the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, California live on Showtime at 11pm ET / PT (delayed for the West Coast). In the main event, junior middleweight knockout artist Tyrone Brunson (20-0-1, 19 KOs) takes on Carson Jones (23-7-1, 14 KOs) in a ten round bout presented by Gary Shaw Productions. The Herrera vs Anchondo bout is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions. (more…)



November 30th, 2009




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