Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

Wrap up: Valdez defeats Marriaga

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Bumper bill at Carnival City

Photo by Ron Jackson

Seven outstanding SA boxers and a pedigreed fighter from Japan will be in action at Carnival City, Brakpan, on September 1. Heading one of the best bills put together in South Africa in recent years will be former IBF champions Cassius Baloyi and Mzonke Fana. Other big names on the card are Moruti Mthalane, Zolani Tete, Jeffrey Mathebula, Takalani Ndlovu, Tshepo Lefele and Katsunari Takayama, from Japan. Promoter Branco Milenkovic, of Branco Sports Productions, has announced the bumper bill for the tournament to be held on a Wednesday. (more…)

Photo by Ron Jackson Seven outstanding SA boxers and a pedigreed fighter from Japan will be in action at Carnival …


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Boxing classics on TopRank.com

For the first time, Top Rank, will open its vaults and present intense battles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST each Saturday beginning on Aug. 14, 21, and 28. The bouts will air free of charge on www.TopRank.com/TRLivestream in advance of three events on three different networks: Gamboa-Salido on Sept. 11 at The Palms Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, on HBO; Lopez-Marquez Sept. 18 in Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena on Showtime; and a special edition of the popular Top Rank Live! series Sept. 11 in Culiacan, Mexico on Fox Sports Espanol.

For the full schedule of this groundbreaking web-only series, click here

For the first time, Top Rank, will open its vaults and present intense battles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. …



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Kennedy to face Becerra

Peltz Boxing

Undefeated Teon Kennedy and Alex Becerra meet for the vacant NABA super bantamweight title on September 25 in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. The scheduled 12-round championship fight tops a seven-bout card which begins at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, is ranked #8 in the world at 122 pounds by the IBF. A former National Golden Gloves flyweight champion, Kennedy has beaten Thomas Snow, Andre Wilson, Lucian Gonzalez, Francisco Rodriguez and Jose Angel Beranza en route to a 15-0-1 record, 6 KOs.

Kennedy’s 10th-round knockout last year over Rodriguez netted him the vacant USBA super bantamweight title and he successfully defended that crown with a 12-round decision over Beranza in his last fight May 22 at Bally’s. (more…)

Undefeated Teon Kennedy and Alex Becerra meet for the vacant NABA super bantamweight title on September 25 in the Grand …


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Moreno-Cermeño II Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo

Panamanian boxing promoter Promociones y Eventos del Istmo presents a big card Saturday afternoon at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. The main event features the rematch between WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno and Nehomar Cermeño, plus Milton Nuñez and Gennady Golovkin collide for the vacant WBA interim middleweight title. In all, there will be an astonishing sixteen professional bouts (130 scheduled rounds) showcasing top local and international talent. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo Panamanian boxing promoter Promociones y Eventos del Istmo presents a …




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Shot of the Day

Photo by Herby Whyne/Fightnews Canada

Unbeaten WBC interim and IBO light heavyweight titleholder Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs) conducts a high tech workout in advance of Saturday’s collision with WBC light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal (25-1, 16 KOs) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. More photos…

Photo by Herby Whyne/Fightnews Canada Unbeaten WBC interim and IBO light heavyweight titleholder Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs) conducts a …


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Gonzalez, Cazares Sept 11

By Hector Islas/WBC

It will be announced at a press conference today that Mexican stars Jhonny Gonzalez and Hugo Cazares will fight on a big September 11th boxing card at the famed “Monumental Plaza de Toros” in Mexico City. WBA super flyweight champion Hugo Cazares will defend against Alberto Rossi, while Gonzalez meets Juan Carlos Burgos in an elimination bout for the WBC featherweight crown currently held by Elio Rojas. The event will be promoted by Jose Luis Villuendas.

By Hector Islas/WBC It will be announced at a press conference today that Mexican stars Jhonny Gonzalez and Hugo Cazares …


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Niño, Solis & Miranda to defend

By Gabriel F. Cordero

September 4 will be a banner boxing day in Mexico. In Guadalajara, Omar Niño will be defend his WBC jr. flyweight world championship against the Ronald Barrera, and on the same card Jorge “Coloradito” Solís defends his WBA interim super featherweight crown against a rival to be named. In Chihuahua, Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda defends his WBO flyweight championship against Ronald Ramos. All fights will be part of events celebrating Mexico’s bicentennial.

By Gabriel F. Cordero September 4 will be a banner boxing day in Mexico. In Guadalajara, Omar Niño will be …


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Helenius returns August 21

Team Sauerland

A victory is all that matters for Robert Helenius (12-0, 7 KOs) when he takes on Gregory Tony (12-0, 10 KOs) for the vacant EU Heavyweight Title in Erfurt on August 21. The “Nordic Nightmare” sent shockwaves through the international boxing world when he stopped former WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster in what was just his 11th fight. After injuring his hand during a points victory over Gbenga Oloukun in Helsinki in March, Helenius is now ready to continue his rise to stardom. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring,” the 26-year-old said from his training camp base in Kienbaum, some 20 miles east of Berlin. “Ulli Wegner keeps teaching me new things every day and I am keen to show them against Tony. I am hungry to win my first title.” (more…)

A victory is all that matters for Robert Helenius (12-0, 7 KOs) when he takes on Gregory Tony (12-0, 10 …



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Jewtuszko wants war

You might have trouble pronouncing his name, but odds are high that you will remember Maciej Jewtuszko after watching him perform inside of a cage. Poland’s top lightweight prospect boasts an aggressive, crowd-pleasing style and a sterling 7-0 pro record – and he’s yet to allow one of his bouts to be decided by the judges . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

You might have trouble pronouncing his name, but odds are high that you will remember Maciej Jewtuszko after watching him …


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Dzinziruk to face Collazo

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) will fight on October 2nd against former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (30-4, 15 KOs). “After my first fight in the USA against Daniel Dawson, I’ll fight with Luis Collazo,” Dzinziruk told Fightnews.com. “I’m assured it’s a fight that will be interesting for me, but I want the big fight with Paul Williams. Paul, I will find you and I will knock you out!” Dzinziruk was the featured guest on the Internet-TV “RingSide Show” hosted by Fightnews.com writer Alexey “Oscar” Potapov. More to come…

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) will fight on October 2nd against former …


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Q&A: Jean Pascal

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By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Fightnews met up with WBC light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal as he put the finishing touches on his preparations for this Saturday’s showdown with undefeated Chad Dawson. Pascal will be making the third defense of his title belt that he wrestled away from fellow Montrealer Adrian Diaconu in 2009. Pascal again beat Diaconu in his last fight in December and did so with one arm, separating his shoulder in the third round. Pascal talks about his thoughts on the fight that brings HBO Championship boxing into town for the very first time and assures us that he is 100 percent ready for Saturday. (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Fightnews met up with WBC light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal as he put the finishing …



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Pascal’s trainer sees early ending

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

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With just days before Saturday’s HBO televised match-up between WBC champion Jean Pascal and light-heavyweight kingpin Chad Dawson, Fightnews caught up with Pascal’s trainer Marc Ramsay who has been racking the frequent flyer miles as he has brought his fighter to three different locales trying to obtain elite status for his man in a showdown that pits two of the division’s best against each other. Ramsay described camp as “great,” saying good doesn’t even begin to describe it. (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada With just days before Saturday’s HBO televised match-up between WBC champion Jean Pascal and …


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Colonna on Adamek-Grant

Video: Przemyslaw Garczarczyk

Trainer Sam Colonna, who helped Tomasz Adamek to his first world championship title (WBC light heavyweight) five years ago and trained Andrew Golota for most of his heavyweight career, talks about the August 21 Adamek-Michael Grant pay-per-view clash in Newark:

Video: Przemyslaw Garczarczyk Trainer Sam Colonna, who helped Tomasz Adamek to his first world championship title (WBC light heavyweight) five …


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King reflects on Larkin

Legendary promoter Don King was saddened to hear of the passing on Monday of Jay Larkin, his longtime business associate at SHOWTIME. “Jay loved the world of boxing and he was a very integral part of bringing the sport and Don King Productions to SHOWTIME,” King said. “He loved working with all the great fighters and he certainly brought out the best in them in his production and direction. Jay was always in the forefront of many of the greatest promotions over the past two decades. We are going to miss him dearly. I offer my deepest sympathy to his family, led by his lovely wife Lisa, the rock behind this great and unique man.”

Legendary promoter Don King was saddened to hear of the passing on Monday of Jay Larkin, his longtime business associate …


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Sulaiman honored in Mexico

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WBC President José Sulaimán has received the honor of being inducted in the Galerías Plaza de las Estrellas in Mexico City. Suliaman joined the approximately 130 other inductees in the Galerías, which include the most prominent stars of show business, sports, and art. All of the inductees’ plaques, which include a bronze handprint of the inductee, are installed on a special floor in the building.

WBC President José Sulaimán has received the honor of being inducted in the Galerías Plaza de las Estrellas in Mexico …



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Super Six Scenarios

By Karl Freitag

The semi-finals of the Super Six tournament will begin to shape up after the first Group Stage 3 match between Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green on September 25, and Kessler holds the key. If Kessler wins, he advances to the semi-final. A Kessler win, would also mean Andre Dirrell could not advance with a loss against Andre Ward later that night, regardless of the outcome of the Arthur Abraham-Carl Froch matchup the following week.

On the other hand, Dirrell does control his own destiny. If he beats Ward, both he and Ward would advance regardless of any other results.

It’s possible that both Abraham and Froch will have already have qualified for the semi-final depending on the previous week’s results. In any event, the winner is sure to advance regardless of what happens in other fights. (more…)

By Karl Freitag The semi-finals of the Super Six tournament will begin to shape up after the first Group Stage …


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Super Six tiebreakers

With the third and final Group Stage of round-robin matches in the Super Six World Boxing Classic fast approaching, SHOWTIME Sports® announced on Tuesday the official tie-break regulations for Semi-Final seeding.

Following Group Stages 1 and 2, only WBA world super middleweight champion Andre Ward has locked up one of the four coveted Semi-Final berths while no other fighter has been eliminated from contention. With the five other competitors still alive—separated by three points or less—Group Stage 3 promises to deliver the most dramatic and compelling fights of the groundbreaking tournament. Click here for complete tie break information…

With the third and final Group Stage of round-robin matches in the Super Six World Boxing Classic fast approaching, SHOWTIME …


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UFC invades Indianapolis

For the first-time ever, Indianapolis will get a taste of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®.  Former UFC®heavyweight champion Frank Mir and former interim UFC heavyweight champion and mixed martial arts legend Minotauro Nogueira will mix it up for an encore performance on Saturday, September 25 at UFC 119: MIR VS. NOGUEIRA 2, which is presented by “Halo Reach” and live from the Conseco Field House in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Also featured on this historic card, Nogueira’s twin brother and light heavyweight force Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will take on two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler turned undefeated fighter Ryan Bader. Then it’s a rematch of The Ultimate Fighter®: The Comeback finale as former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra takes on one of Indianapolis’ own in Chris “Lights Out” Lytle. (more…)

For the first-time ever, Indianapolis will get a taste of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®.  Former UFC®heavyweight champion Frank Mir and …


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Gamboa training in Tampa

World champion Yurikoris Gamboa, who usually trains in Miami, is off to the Fight Factory in Tampa, Fla. He is preparing to take on champion Orlando Salido of Mexico on Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’ on September 11 at the Palms Resort Casino, Las Vegas. Gamboa, 18-0, usually trains in Miami. “It’s a big fight and we wanted to get away and do it right,” said chief trainer Tony Gonzalez. It’s the same training facility used previously by world champion Miguel Cotto. Gamboa is the WBA featherweight champion. Salido is the IBF champion. Team Gamboa is planning to report to Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 3.

Unbeaten Russian middleweight Matt Korobov is on the ‘Battle of the Champions’ fight card at the Palms. He is training with Kenny Adams in Las Vegas. Korobov, 11-0, is scheduled for eight rounds.

Notre Dame Champion Mike Lee, a light heavyweight, will box in a four-round bout at the Palms on Sept. 11. Lee is Notre Dame graduate, majoring in finance. He is Houston, training with Ronnie Shields.

Tickets for Battle of the Champions – Gamboa vs. Salido and Brandon Rios vs. Anthony Peterson – are $200, $100, $50 and are available on ticketmaster.com

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Las Vegas super featherweight Diego Magdaleno, 15-0, goes into his biggest fight, taking on Carlos Olveira, 25-1, on the Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez world title fight card on Sept. 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Magdaleno is trained by Pat Berry and Augie Sanchez.

World champion Yurikoris Gamboa, who usually trains in Miami, is off to the Fight Factory in Tampa, Fla. He is …


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Latimore targets Angulo

IBF #7 rated junior middleweight Deandre “Bull” Latimore (21-3, 17 KOs) has ripped into WBO interim 154lb champion Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (19-1, 16 KOs) after news that Angulo has been offered a bout with current middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. Latimore says he’s stunned that a bout like that was even being considered. “Angulo has done nothing to show that he belongs in the same ring with Martinez,” stated Latimore. “If they fought a twelve rounder, Martinez would win 13-0. They’ve built up Angulo like he’s some sort of beast but he’s done nothing to lend any credibility to that” said Latimore. (more…)

IBF #7 rated junior middleweight Deandre “Bull” Latimore (21-3, 17 KOs) has ripped into WBO interim 154lb champion Alfredo “Perro” …


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Q&A: Manuel Quezada

Photo by Ricardo Conde

Heavyweight contender Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (29-5, 18 KOs), trained by Robert Garcia in Oxnard, CA, will take on Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (28-2, 25 KOs) this Friday, August 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA in the main event on the latest edition of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX heavyweight title, which is being presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions. Remaining tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. We had a moment to sit down and talk to Manuel Quezada as he prepares for his upcoming fight with Arreola and here’s what he had to say. For more details and photos click here…

Photo by Ricardo Conde Heavyweight contender Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (29-5, 18 KOs), trained by Robert Garcia in Oxnard, CA, …


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Shot of the Day

Emily Harney

WBO #9 cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-1, 10 KOs) held a media workout Monday at Big Six Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. Godfrey challenges WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco “Kapt’n” Huck (29-1, 22 KOs) on August 21 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Thuringen, Germany.

WBO #9 cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-1, 10 KOs) held a media workout Monday at Big Six Academy in …


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Shimizu, Serie keep belts

Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#7/WBC#8 flyweight Tomonobu Shimizu (17-3-1, 8 KOs), 112, kept his national 112-pound belt as he finely outboxed and outpunched crouching and onrushing challenger Kewpie Kanazawa (13-7, 6 KOs), 112, and finally halted him with a towel thrown in by the corner at 0:36 of the sixth round on Monday. Shimizu, an upright stylist, made good use of his footwork and countering rights to the face and the belly, effectively weakening the overmatched challenger. The fifth saw Shimizu come out mixing it up in the close quarter and badly hurt Kanazawa with solid combinations. A towel was fluttering midway in the fatal sixth, as the loser’s corner thought Kanazawa had absorbed too much punishment.

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WBA#6/WBC#12 super-bantam Masaaki Serie (17-3, 7 KOs), 121.5, was awkward, unorthodox and least technical, as usual, but retained his Japanese 122-pound belt with a well-received surrender of ex-world challenger and ex-OPBF/Japanese champ Manabu Fukushima (36-11-4, 20 KOs), 122, after the seventh round in a scheduled ten. Fukushima, 35 and eight years his senior, was just a shell of his old self when he had an unsuccessful shot at the WBC belt against Oscar Larios via eighth round stoppage in 2002. His timing and sharpness were miserably gone. Fukushima took a solid direct right of the younger champ, hitting the deck in the fourth. Serie, in round seven, accelerated his attack and forced the fading veteran to the ropes with a fusillade of wild and strong shots with Fukushima having a narrow escape. Susumu Hanagata, ex-world flyweight champ, decided not to allow the loser to go and fight for the eighth. Fukushima, after a sad swan song, declared a farewell to the ring after his bad defeat.
Promoter: Kaneko Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi WBA#7/WBC#8 flyweight Tomonobu Shimizu (17-3-1, 8 KOs), 112, kept his national 112-pound belt as he finely outboxed …


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Holyfield-Williams November 5

47-year-old, four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) returns to the ring November 5th against veteran Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) of the Bahamas. The bout will be for Holyfield’s newly acquired WBF title he won in his last bout which was an 8 round TKO of Francois Botha. Site of the fight will be the Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan.

47-year-old, four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) returns to the ring November 5th against veteran Sherman “Tank” …


UFC

UFC 118 undercard bouts on Spike

Live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA, Spike TV showcases two live undercard bouts from “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II” on Saturday, August 28 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.  In action, local product and sure to be crowd favorite Joe Lauzon (“The Ultimate Fighter 5” alum) of Bridgewater, MA takes on his former housemate from the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Gabe Ruediger, and Nik “The Carny” Lentz will square off with Andre Winner, fighting out of Leicester, England. (more…)

Live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA, Spike TV showcases two live undercard bouts from “UFC 118: Edgar vs. …


Boxing Result

Shimoda keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#3/WBA#5 Akifumi Shimoda (22-2-1, 10 KOs), 122, kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (49-47 twice and 49-46) over previously unbeaten OPBF top ranked Korean champ Changhyun Son (12-1-1, 5 KOs), 121.5, at 0:34 into the fifth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Shimoda, a talented southpaw speedster, took the initiative from the start, utilizing his superior speed on hand and foot. Son, also a good speedster, attempted to land direct right to the southpaw champ, but could connect with a single solid shot that once bounced the head back midway in the fourth. In the same round Shimoda sustained a very nasty gash caused by an accidental butt on the left side of the head, so badly streaming blood that the Filipino referee Delbert Peligrino had it examined by the JBC physician twice and finally called a halt. Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi WBC#3/WBA#5 Akifumi Shimoda (22-2-1, 10 KOs), 122, kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he was awarded a …


Boxing News

Beck arrives in Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA heavyweight challenger Owen “What The Heck” Beck (29-5, 20 KOs) has arrived in Australia in good shape for his showdown with Australian based Samoan Alex “The Lionheart” Leapai (19-3-3,15KO’s) over ten rounds at the Southport RSL club, Southport, Queensland on Thursday. Noel Thornberry who trains and manages Leapai is confident his charge can defeat the Jamiacan born, Nashville, Tennessee,USA based former world heavyweight contender. ” Beck will be the acid test for Leapai.” said Thornberry. “He has an excellent record and has challenged the giant 7 foot Russian Nikolay Valuev in 2006 for the title. Leapai showed the heart of a champion in his most recent bout in June when he got off the canvas to stop 6.5″ American heavyweight Travis Walker (34-4-1) in four rounds. Walker had given highly regarded Chris Arreola a hell of a fight before being stopped. I am confident of victory on Thursday against Beck. English heavyweight Danny Williams has been in negotiations to fight Leapai in September. Williams holds a stoppage win over Mike Tyson so he has credibility.” Promoter is Jamie Myer and televised on Foxtel Cable Television Network.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA heavyweight challenger Owen “What The Heck” Beck (29-5, 20 KOs) has …


Boxing News

Erik Morales prepares for Limond


by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

The three-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales began sparring as to carry out a strong preparation in view of his bout on September 11 at La Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico, where he will fight against Willie Limond from Scotland.

Erik “Terrible” Morales, who has won the world super bantamweight, featherweight and super featherweight championships of the World Boxing Council has watched videos of his Scottish rival Willie Limond.

by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC The three-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales began sparring as to carry out a strong preparation in …


Boxing News

Munroe fans going to Japan

Rendall Munroe will have an army of fans following him to Japan in October despite facing a 12,000 mile round trip. More than 100 of the Leicester binman’s friends have already booked flights so they can cheer him to victory when he challenges WBC super-bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka in Tokyo on Sunday October 24. The fight is expected to draw a 10,000 sell-out crowd. (more…)

Rendall Munroe will have an army of fans following him to Japan in October despite facing a 12,000 mile round …


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SHOWTIME bantam tourney?

The runaway success of the highly acclaimed SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic has inspired SHOWTIME to look at the possibility of other tournaments. One proposal rumored to be in the works is a possible bantamweight tournament which would feature Yhonny Perez, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan, Fernando Montiel, Abner Mares and Christopher Martin (off his upset of Chris Avalos on Friday night). Apparently this would be a single elimination tourney if it comes together.

The runaway success of the highly acclaimed SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic has inspired SHOWTIME to look at the …


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Hershman comments on Larkin

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, Jay Larkin,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “His remarkable enthusiasm, his insatiable zeal for life and esprit de corps that he left behind at SHO Sports will always be with us. He will be missed by the countless people that he met and touched including all of us here at Showtime who’ve had the pleasure to work with him. All our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, Jay Larkin,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General …


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Jay Larkin remembered

One of the most successful television executives in the world of boxing and entertainment, Jay Larkin, passed away this morning at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, NY at the age of 59. Larkin had been battling cancer. Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Beth David Cemetery (300 Elmont Road) in Elmont, NY.

Larkin put together a franchise that stood atop the world of boxing and television while at SHOWTIME from 1984 to 2006 with the creation of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION and a pay-per-view business that was second to none with the promotion of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad and many other Hall of Fame greats in the boxing world. Larkin was considered one of the most powerful professionals in the world of boxing. (more…)

One of the most successful television executives in the world of boxing and entertainment, Jay Larkin, passed away this morning …


Boxing News

Title tripleheader full report

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photos by Scott Foster

By way of a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision, Devon Alexander “The Great” (21-0, 13 KOs) successfully defended his IBF and WBC jr welterweight titles at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri this past Saturday. In the co-main event, IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (21-0, 18 KOs) waged a war to successfully defend his title against three-time former champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (50-14-2, 34 KOs). And in a stunning upset, Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (30-4, 18 KOs) scored a controversial fifth round TKO victory over Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (37-6, 11 KOs) to capture the IBF jr middleweight title. (More)

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside Photos by Scott Foster By way of a hard fought twelve round …


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Jay Larkin passes

Former SHOWTIME boxing chief Jay Larkin sadly has passed away at the age of 59 from brain cancer. Larkin was one of the key architects of the network’s acclaimed boxing programming. “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jay Larkin,” said Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports. “Although Jay and I worked for different networks, we were truly colleagues. His commitment to his family and to boxing was truly admirable. I considered him a friend and enjoyed the times we spent together. He will be dearly missed.”

Former SHOWTIME boxing chief Jay Larkin sadly has passed away at the age of 59 from brain cancer. Larkin was …










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