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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Natu Visinia 278 Edner Cherry 132.5 vs. Osumanu Akaba 134.5 Tyrone Brunson 158 vs. Decarlo Perez 158 Victor ...

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Rubio can’t make weight, fight will go on

Rubio can't make weight, fight will go on

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Naoki Fukuda Promoter Tom Loeffler has just announced that WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio failed to make weight ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

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Boxing News

Holm-Clampitt in the works

Highly-ranked contender Jaime “Hurricane” Clampitt (21-4, 7 KOs), of Canada and Rhode Island,  may be the next opponent for Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (27-1-3, 7 KOs). If it becomes official, the two will fight on August 6 on a Fresquez card in Albuquerque.



June 11th, 2010



Boxing News

Trampler set to be enshrined

Top Rank matchmaker Bruce Trampler, who helped construct and build the careers of superstars and world champions, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend. He is the fourth from Top Rank who is in the Hall of Fame. Bob Arum, who founded Top Rank, was inducted in 1999. Top Rank’s all-time publicist, Irving Rudd (1999) and legendary matchmaker Teddy Brenner (1993) are also in the Hall of Fame. (more…)



June 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Tale of the Tape

Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic will wrap up Saturday, June 19 when Andre Ward takes on fellow American Allan Green from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. See how these warriors match-up in the Tale of the Tape. (more…)



June 11th, 2010

UFC

Griffin takes on Dunham

UFC 115 is LIVE on PPV June 12!

Story by Andreas Hale

When fighters see Tyson Griffin’s name on the card, they must all collectively groan as they can kiss that “Fight of the Night” bonus check goodbye.

In nine UFC fights, the 26-year-old wrestling stud has won “Fight of the Night” five times. Allow that to sink in for a minute – five times. Most fighters would be happy to get one “Fight of the Night” bonus check in their entire career. Griffin has five. And oddly enough, he’s probably the only one that is sick and tired of that bonus. If you ask Griffin, he’d prefer to trade that check for a “KO of the Night” or “Submission of the Night” check . . . Click here for more



June 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Brähmer, Kentikian return July 17

Zbik against Gevor implodes

The fight between WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik and two-time title challenger Khoren Gevor is off. They were slated to meet on July 17 in Schwerin, Germany. “We needed to have our plans finalized for our promotional partners and Sebastian Zbik hadn’t signed the fight contract on time,” said Universum General Manager Stefan Braune. “Therefore we had to reorganize and we’re pleased that we’re able to present to the fans two additional great fights with local favorite Jürgen Brähmer and Susi Kentikian.”

Universum has agreed to submit a new offer to Zbik to fight in a subsequent event. “We’re working with Sebastian on a new plan for his next title defense,” Braune added. (more…)



June 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Holiday captures Aussie title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Brock Ellis

Former world IBF lightweight champion Philip “No Deal” Holiday (39-7-1, 22 KOs) captured the vacant Australian jr middleweight championship with a hard fought ten round split decision over Jason Kanofski (13-4-3, 2 KOs) at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Thursday. Scores: Alan Burford 97-93 (Holiday), Tony Kettlewell 96-95 (Holiday) and Alan Moore 98-97 (Kanofski). This was the second comeback bout for Holiday who was stopped in eleven rounds by Samuel Colomban in March.

Holiday held the world title from 1995 to 1997 and made six defenses including a second round stoppage of Australian great Jeff Fenech. He lost to the title to future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley in a closely contested bout. The 40-year-old Holiday was born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa but has been based in Brisbane, Australia for several years. (more…)



June 11th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

Christopher Martin 127.5 vs. Adolfo Landeros 126.5
Luis Grajeda 146.5 vs. Christian Favela 144.25
Antonio Orozco 141* vs. Michael Peralta 139
Lester Gonzalez 160 vs. Ibahiem King 161.75*
Pablo Armenta 128 vs. Rene Torres 128
*Orozco and King had two hours to lose one pound and three quarters of a pound respectively.
Venue: 4 Points Hotel by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions in association with Don Chargin Productions, Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions
TV: Telefutura



June 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez targets Calderon

“Chocolatito” lashes out at "Iron Boy"

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA minimumweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (25-0, 21 KOs) is chomping at the bit to fight Puerto Rican star Ivan Calderon and he’s angry. Gonzalez says he’s still fuming from the disrespect shown him by the Puerto Rican star earlier this year at a fight card in Nicaragua. “He was talking a lot of smack when he was in my country,” commented Gonzalez. “He said he had never even heard of me. I should have slapped him right then!” Gonzalez is currently training for his next title defense in Mexico on July 17th but the only thing on his mind seems to be inflicting a beating on Calderon. “I will fight him anywhere, anytime, at any weight, with any organization, and if he tries to ignore me, I can only think he’s afraid of me. When I leave boxing I want to be known as a fighter who always fought the best and better. It seems Calderon doesn’t care about his legacy.”



June 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Mayfield brings boxing back to SF

By Robert Hough

Karim Mayfield’s busier than usual before his fight in San Francisco on Saturday—and he couldn’t be happier. The welterweight is getting a lot of attention in the days before he headlines a rare boxing card in his hometown. Mayfield (12-0-1, 7KOs), who fights Sergio De La Torre (11-13-3, 1KO) in the main event of a five-fight card, hopes the city’s first night of fights in six years is the first step toward bigger fights there. “If they send ‘em my way, I’m not ducking them,” said Mayfield, who has sparred with Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton and Antonio Margarito. “I’ve been in world champions’ camps and that’s not easy. I can see I’m competitive and keep up with these guys. I’m not getting beaten up or sent home so it’s an inspiration. I would welcome fights with the supposed-to-be prospects.” (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Hadak decisions Kracik

Rachid El Hadak (20-8-1, 7 KOs) of France unanimously decisioned Roman Kracik (31-4-1, 17 KOs) of Czech Republic over 12 rounds to win the vacant European Boxing Association (EBA) cruiserweight title. Scores were 120- 108, 119-109 and 118-110. The two fought to a draw back in 2008 in Kracik’s native Czech Republic. The event took place at the Stadium P. Maisonniale, Saint-Etienne in Loirre, France with Herve Jacques promoting and Christel Aujoux matchmaking.



June 10th, 2010

Feature Story

NABF Convention Update

Photos: Carlos Baeza

The NABF convention, consisting of boxing luminaries from Mexico, the United States and Canada, is on in New Orleans. The general session was opened by the Deputy Mayor of New Orleans. Then, Robert Lenhart, in his unique style, emceed the session. Mauricio Sulaiman shared some wonderful personal stories of his time in New Orleans for the “No Mas” fight, as well as encouraging news about the state of boxing in Mexico. Ed Pearson was praised for bringing in more Canadian representatives to the NABF. (more…)



June 10th, 2010

UFC

Franklin sees his chance

UFC 115 is LIVE on PPV June 12!

Story by Brady Crytzer

Rich Franklin was been looking for a home. After establishing himself as the sport’s first stable middleweight champion in over ten years and losing his title in 2006, the Cincinnati native has been taking on all comers.

Following wins over Jason MacDonald and Travis Lutter at the middleweight limit, Franklin was victorious in one of 2009’s best firefights when he defeated fellow weight class-nomad Wanderlai Silva in a 195 pound catchweight bout. Now, after nearly nine months out of action, Rich Franklin is ready to headline UFC 115 in a light heavyweight showdown against Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell . . . Click here for more



June 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Alexander-Koteknik heats up

Both camps promise a##-kicking

Photos: David Marin Warr/DKP

A typical boxing press conference today at Scottrade Center in St. Louis suddenly turned raucous after undefeated unified 140-pound world champion Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham told former WBA junior welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik, a Ukrainian making his first visit to America, “That’s a long way to come for an ass whuppin.’ Kotelnik responded “There will be an ass kicking, but St. Louis will be surprised who will be doing it.” (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Hatton to defend Euro belt

Matthew Hatton bids to show he’s a world class welterweight when he makes the first defence of his European title next month. ‘Magic’ Matthew (39-4-2) will face mandatory contender, Yuriy Nuzhnenko (30-1) at Bolton Arena on Friday July 16. Hatton, 29, the brother of Ricky Hatton, is one of the most improved fighters in the division and proved that by winning the title when he outpointed Gianluca Branco in March. (more…)



June 10th, 2010

UFC

Finals set for TUF

The finals are set for “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz” as Court “The Crusher” McGee and Kris “Savage” McCray emerged last night to compete for a six-figure contract with the preeminent mixed martial arts organization in the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship®. Emanating from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, the finale will be telecast LIVE on Spike TV Saturday, June 19 at 9:00 PM ET. (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Calderon-Iribe NYC Presser

Photo by Joel A. Colón – PR Best Boxing/Top Rank

WBO World Jr Flyweight Champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and his challenger Jesus “Azul” Iribe from Mexico, both promised a victory, today during the last press conference on route to their world championship fight this Saturday night at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden in the main event of “Top Rank Live” to be telecast in the United States by Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports Espanol and on Pay-Per-View in Puerto Rico. (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Alexander-Kotelnik

Also Cloud vs Johnson

Tickets went on sale this morning at Scottrade Center in St. Louis for “Gateway to Greatness… The Homecoming”–a world championship boxing doubleheader set for Aug. 7. Promoter Don King officially announced the blockbuster event today, which features hometown hero and unified WBC/IBF140-pound champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (20-0, 13 KOs) against former WBA super lightweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), and IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (20-0, 18 KOs) against former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson (50-13-2, 34 KOs). Tickets priced at $17.50, $35, $70, $150 and $300 are on sale now at Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com.



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Allan Green Camp Notes

June 19 Super Six World Boxing Classic

Howard Schatz

Allan Green is in the tapering -down stage of training camp now, with less than 9 days before his WBA title bout with Andre Ward. He’s  very confident about his training camp and preparation for his title fight, which will air live on SHOWTIME® Saturday, June 19 at 10:00 pm ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the Oracle Arena  in Oakland, Calif.  

For most fighters a normal training camp can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks at a remote training facility far from home to limit distractions. But for Allan Green that has not always been the situation. Most of the time he has taken fights on late notice anywhere from 3-4 weeks, which means he always had to be ready and stay in some kind of shape. For his upcoming fight with Andre Ward he’s had  7 weeks to concentrate, prepared and focus on one fight and it has made a huge difference. (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Andre Ward and Hasim Rahman

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are super middleweight champ Andre Ward and former heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Andre Ward: Lakers in 6!

By Robert Hough
Photo by Laura De la Torre

Super middleweight Andre Ward has learned over the years that training for a fight doesn’t mean “living like a caveman and staring at a wall to focus on a fight.” Ward, who fights Allan Green on June 19 in Oakland, Calif., to close out the second round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, said at a public workout that he balances fight preparation with relaxation–which these days includes watching the NBA Finals. Ward predicted that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will split the next two games in Boston and when the series returns to Los Angeles, the Lakers, up 2-1 in the best-of-7 series, will win the title. Click for GIANT photo slide show…



June 10th, 2010

UFC

Kampmann, Thiago lock horns

UFC 115 is LIVE on PPV June 12!

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr.

UFC 111 came and went. Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his title against Dan Hardy and the world kept spinning. UFC 112, 113 and 114 also came and went. And while numerous fighters taped up their fists and entered the Octagon for caged combat, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann (16-3) watched it all from the sidelines . . . Click here for more



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Ndou: I’d take Mundine to school

Team Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBO 147 pound champion Lovemore Ndou (47-11-2, 31 KOs) has issued a challenge to former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine (38-3,23 KOs) who is scheduled to challenge  Carlos Adan Jerez (3-12-3, 16 KOs) of Argentina for the WBA International super welterweight championship at the Brisbane Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on June 30. “Mundine is now boxing at 154 pounds and he is scheduled to fight on June 30,”.said Ndou. “I would be happy to  fight Mundine at 154 pounds. Mundine recently told the media in Australia that he is the only boxer who can beat Floyd Mayweather. I worked with Floyd as his sparring partner and I can promise Mundine he would not go five rounds with the boxer I regard as the best pound for pound boxer in the world.” Ndou added, “I will take Mundine to school and stop him inside eight rounds.”



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Heavyweight Lance “Mount” Whitaker (34-6-1, 28 KOs) takes on Andrey Fedosov (21-1, 17 KOs) in a twelve rounder on Saturday at the famed Hollywood Palladium. The event is presented by MEZ Sports.
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission heard arguments on the merits of mandatory blood testing from United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart. The Commission is reviewing their testing procedures in the wake of the Pacquiao-Mayweather meltdown earlier this year.
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Ricky Hatton says he’s a big fan of the one night series of Prizefighter tournaments taking place in the U.K.“ It’s an absolutely fantastic event – the mix of underdogs and kids against the fighters having their last shot at glory is sensational stuff,” said Hatton. “It’s only three rounds so tactics go out the window and you have to give it hell for leather…it’s great for a young prospect because he might have to fight a former champion with experience and I love that – I think that’s fantastic, it’s a great idea.” The next event is Prizefighter Super Middleweights on June 30.



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

New Faces: Alexei Acosta

Brian Peters Promotions

By Robert Coster

Among the young prospects to watch in 2010 is 22-year-old junior featherweight Alexei Acosta (10-0, 10 KOs). A former member of the Cuban amateur national team, Acosta is part of a trio of transplanted boxers from the Caribbean Islands who lives and fights out of Cork, Ireland which is admittedly an unusual arrangement. “I have no complaints about fighting in Ireland,” says Alexei in fluent Irish-tinged English. “The country is great and so are the boxing fans. The only problem is the weather, a far cry from Cuba.” (more…)



June 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Cunningham headed to Canastota

Photo Wende

Newly-crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham will travel to Canastota, NY this weekend to attend the Hall of Fame Induction Festivities. The 33-year-old regained his old title last Saturday when he stopped Troy Ross in his first fight under the promotional banner of Team Sauerland. Legendary German promoter Wilfried Sauerland is among the “Class of 2010” alongside Jung-Koo Chang (South Korea), featherweight champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez (USA), manager Shelly Finkel (USA), referee / commissioner Larry Hazzard (USA), matchmaker Bruce Trampler (USA) and journalist Ed Schuyler (USA). “I am thrilled to return to Canastota,” said Cunningham, who will be joined by his manager/wife Livvy. “There is nothing like the Hall of Fame Weekend. We will celebrate Mr. Sauerland´s induction and my victory over Ross in style before going back to the gym soon.”
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While in Canastota, Cunningham will come face to face with WBO cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck, who will also travel from Germany. Cunningham, of course, handed Huck his only loss to date, stopping him in the 12th round of their IBF Title fight in Germany in December 2007.



June 10th, 2010




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