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Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge "Travieso" Arce faced off Thursday at the final press conference of their mini-tour to ...

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Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer The final press conference was held Thursday for the double world title card taking place Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal ...

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Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Mchunu-Wilson press conference

Photo: Daryl Bughman/Main Events NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September ...

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Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

Ex-Champs Ioka, Miyazaki win in comeback bouts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat In Japan there are many so-called or self-proclaimed geniuses, and we wonder who really the genius is. ...

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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Boxing News

Mack returns in Philly

World ranked light heavyweight Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack will make his return to Philadelphia when he headlines a big night of boxing on Friday night June 4th at The Legendary Blue Horizon. Mack, of Philadelphia has a record of 28-3-2 with 17 KOs and is IBF #11. He’ll be looking to get back in the win column and climb back up the rankings after his sixth round stoppage defeat to former world champion Glen Johnson on February 5th in Miami. (more…)



May 17th, 2010



Boxing News

ALA inks Takayama

ALA Promotions

ALA Promotions has signed former WBA and WBC minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama of Osaka, Japan. In a recent move on going global, ALA Promotions is starting to sign fighters not just from the ALA Gym to fight under its banner and Takayama is one of the first fighters to do so. He is set to headline a boxing presentation by ALA Promotions entitled Best of Boxing 1 on Saturday at the Mandaue City Sports Complex. (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Full Report

Dzinziruk-Dawson wrap-up

By Francisco Salazar

There were those who felt that Junior Middleweight titleholder Sergiy Dzinzurik would not be as sharp due to ring rust of having not fought in over 18 months. They were right. For a round or two, at best. The rest of the fight was a showcase of Dzinzurik showing why he is a force to reckoned with at 154 pounds. Unfortunately, his opponent, Daniel Dawson, was on the receiving end of those sharp snapping jabs and stinging left hands to the head by Dzinzurik. Dzinzurik slowly figured Dawson out, breaking him down as the bout progressed to earn a 10th round stoppage before a crowd of 1,300 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. With the victory, Dzinzurik retains his world title belt. (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

N’Jikam targets Golovkin

Pierre Girod

By Christian Chataignier

WBA middleweight mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin declared recently in an interview with a Kazakh newspaper that the former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine hadn’t signed the contract to face him. Golovkin then stated that his group was in negotiation with four other boxers from the WBA top ten, including the French hope “El Phenomeno” Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. According to the N’Jikam camp they were never approached and they never received any offer from Golovkin’s group to step in the ring with him. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Khan, Malignaggi speak

By Matt Richardson

Paulie Malignaggi raised his arms and took a deep breath. With a towel partially hung over his badly bruised and beaten face, the normally loquacious junior welterweight didn’t need to say much. His body language said it all. He was a beaten man – beaten fair and square. And the man who beat him, WBA junior welterweight Amir Khan, is likely to be a future star.

“He knows how to win rounds,” Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KO’s) told the ringside media directly after the conclusion of his eleventh round technical knockout loss at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Uchiyama-Granados tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten newly crowned WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (14-0, 11 KOs), Japan, will put his belt on the line against hugely elongated 6’1″ Venezuelan Angel Granados (18-8, 8 KOs; a challenger with a triple eight) tomorrow (Monday) in Saitama (adjacent to Tokyo), Japan.

Uchiyama, formerly multi-national amateur champ at 30, was fortunate enough to have gained the world throne with a couple of reasons: (1) then WBA 130-pound champ Jorge Linares, regarded as formidable by all, astoundingly lost his belt via unexpected and unbelievable first-round demolition by Juan Carlos Salgado last October, and (2) Uchiyama was given an opportunity to have a shot against Salgado in the unbeaten Mexican’s initial defense here and then disposed of him in the last stanza this January. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Domingo, Melendez in Cebu

By Nick Giongco

The heavy-handed Colombian puncher who sent Filipino Z Gorres to retirement is arriving in the Philippines this Wednesday in time for his 10-round bantamweight battle with Michael Domingo at the Waterfront hotel in Cebu this Saturday night. Luis Melendez, who will be accompanied by two others, will begin their journey in Baranquilla, then onwards to the capital of Bogota and to Paris for a connecting flight to Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, Melendez will fly directly to Cebu, according to Cebu boxing patron Tony Aldeguer in an interview with Fightnews on Sunday afternoon. “Melendez is familiar to Filipino boxing fans because of his unforgettable fight with Gorres,” said Aldeguer, stressing that traumatic experience Gorres had with Melendez when they fought on Nov. 13, 2009 in Las Vegas. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Jhonny Gonzalez triumphs

In what was billed as a “final WBC featherweight title eliminator,” former WBO bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (44-7, 38 KOs) scored a second round TKO over unrated Jean “Evengelista” Sotelo (22-8-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Domo Del Mar in the resort town of Ciudad Del Carmen on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Gonzalez is now in line to challenge champion Elio Rojas.



May 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Top Rank

Hot, young, prospect Roberto Marroquin gets his picture with the always exciting world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce after Marroquin knocked out rugged Arturo Camargo in the second round on the Top Rank Live card in Los Mochis, Mexico Saturday night.



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Markussen stops Karagoz

Braekhus adds WBO female welter title

Photo Wende

Rudy Markussen (34-2, 21 KOs) celebrated a successful ring return on Saturday night in Herning when he stopped Christophe Karagoz in the sixth round of the newly-created TV 2 Fight Night series. The “Hardhitter” was off to a flying start, knocking his opponent down in the first round with a body shot. He was in control throughout, cleverly firing in power punches to body and head. In the sixth, he dusted his opponent with a right and then again with a one-two combination. When Karagoz was in trouble again, the referee waved the bout off. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Boxing News

George Mahoni dies in Tonga

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former New Zealand heavyweight champion George Mahoni has recently passed away at the age of 72 in Tonga after living several years in the USA. The 5’8 Mahoni started his professional career in 1958 with a knockout in ten rounds over Joveci Bau in Fiji. Known as the “Niumaefolu Mohini ” George scored wins over Australians Ernie Bull Hughes via decision in twelve and technical knockout in six over Alec Ross in 1959 (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Salido dethrones Cruz

Seizes IBF featherweight title in rematch

Photos: Venganza Gloria

In a much anticipated rematch, Orlando “Siri” Salido (34-10, 22 KOs) won the IBF featherweight belt by dethroning champion Cristóbal “Lacandón” Cruz (39-12-2, 23 KOs) via unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Tomás Oroz Gaytán Stadium in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. For more details and photos click here…



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Navarez beats Briceno

Now a two-division world champion

Longtime WBO flyweight champion Omar Narvarez (32-0-2, 19 KOs) of Argentina stepped up a weight class to defeat #1 rated Everth Briceno (32-5-1, 26 KOs) of Nicaragua by unanimous decision, winning the vacant WBO super flyweight title on Saturday night at the famous Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aries, Argentina. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Silveira wins NABA ‘clash’

By John Robbins (Fightnews Canada) at ringside

Proceeding were stopped early at the PowerAde Centre in Brampton Ontario as things were turned over to the judges’ scorecards after four rounds of boxing for the vacant NABA bantamweight title due to cut on the nose of hometown fighter Andrew Kooner. The decision went to Jose Silveira of Mexico by scores of 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38. (more…)



May 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Soto defends WBC belt

Photos by Top Rank/Zanfer

WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (52-7-2, 32 KOs) successfully defended his title against challenger Ricardo ‘Pelon’ Dominguez (31-6-2, 19 KOs), winning a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 117-112. The clash had local as well as worldwide significance as Soto hails from Los Mochis and Dominguez is from nearby Culiacan. For more details and photos click here…



May 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Khan stops Malignaggi in 11

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos by Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs) punished former IBF champion and currently WBA #3 rated Paulie Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KOs) for eleven rounds on Saturday night in The Theater at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. Khan won every round in a one-sided beating, but although outgunned, the game Malignaggi battled on until referee Steve Smoger made a mercy stoppage in the eleventh. Time was 1:25.
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In an important collision of super lightweight contenders, WBA #2/WBO #4/IBF #6 Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KOs) took a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over 38-year-old former lightweight world champion and current WBO #2/WBA #4/IBF #11 Nate Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KOs). Ortiz was credited with a questionable knockdown in round one, but he didn’t need the extra help as he pounded out a clear ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 100-89, 100-89, 99-90. For more details and photos click here…



May 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Marcial stops Paulino in 4

Dong Secuya

Anthony Marcial (17-1, 15 KOs) stopped fellow Filipino countryman Dante Paulino (14-10-2, 10 KOs) by way of 4th round TKO in their lightweight main event on Saturday night. Marcial won the vacant WBO Oriental lightweight title with the win. The bout took place at the Wilfredo Cabalse Sports Complex in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Samson Gello-ani SGG Sports Promotions promoted the event.



May 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Wlodarczyk stops Fragomeni

Claims vacant WBC cruiserweight belt

By Karl Freitag

In a clash for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title, WBC #1 rated Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (43-2-1, 32 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over WBC #2 Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-3-1, 10 KOs) to claim the belt formerly held by Zsolt Erdei on Saturday night at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. The Polish star Wlodarczyk dropped the 40-year-old Fragomeni with a big right hand at the end of round six, but the rugged Italian showed no lingering effects in the following round. However, in round eight Wlodarczyk jumped all over Fragomeni and dropped him again. Referee Frank Garza then waved off the fight. The two had battled to a disputed draw one year ago. (more…)



May 15th, 2010

Boxing News

King Posts $1 Million Bond

Mayorga MMA clash cancelled

After winning an emergency injunction this afternoon over a rival promoter and one of his fighters that was attempting to participate tonight in an MMA match in Fayetteville, N.C., Don King had one last hurdle to clear: Florida state law required him to post a bond that Broward County Circuit Court Judge Marc H. Gold determined at $1 million. And he had to do it within two hours. With most businesses that would help him conduct a transaction of this magnitude not operating on a Saturday, King departed the Ft. Lauderdale courthouse and returned prior to the deadline to present the judge with two duffel bags containing $1 million in cash to fulfill his obligation to the court. (more…)



May 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Katsidis stops Mitchell in 3

Chisora retires Tyson-conqueror Williams

By Karl Freitag

Australian WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (27-2, 22 KOs) scored a punishing third round TKO over previously unbeaten and #1 rated Kevin Mitchell (31-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night outdoors before a large disappointed crowd at the Upton Park soccer stadium in London. Katsidis rocked the hometown hero Mitchell early in round three and after a furious follow up barrage the bout was waved off by referee Dave Perris. Time was 1:57.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Derek Chisora (13-0, 8 KOs) ended the career of former heavyweight title challenger Danny Williams (41-9, 31 KOs), scoring a second round TKO to claim Williams’ British belt. Williams, best known for his 2004 shock KO of Mike Tyson, had said this was his last fight win or lose.
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James DeGale TKO5 Sam Horton (super middleweight)
Frankie Gavin TKO1 Gavin Tait (jr welterweight)
Billy Joe Saunders W6 Andy Butlin (super middleweight)



May 15th, 2010

Boxing Result

Lee defeats Thiam

Perez wins twice on undercard

By Karl Freitag

WBA #12 middleweight Andy Lee (21-1, 15 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former Euro champ Mamadou Thiam (46-9, 43 KOs) on Saturday night at the University Arena in Limerick, Ireland. Lee was in command until Thiam suffered a back injury and could not come out for round three.
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Heavyweight Mike Perez moved to 10-0 with 8 KOs after winning two fights on the same card. First Perez needed just 48 seconds to destroy Edgar Kalners (21-23) then he returned later to TKO no-hoper Tomas Mrazek (4-28-5) in round three.
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Super middleweight Luis Garcia (6-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Alexander Sipos (19-10-2, 9 KOs) over six by a score of 60-54.
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Light heavyweight John Waldron (5-2, 2 KOs) surprised Jamie Power (7-2, 4 KOs) to win the vacant Irish title by a score of 97-91.



May 15th, 2010

Boxing News

DKP/Mayorga Update

Florida Judge issues emergency injunction

After hearing eight hours of testimony over two days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Broward County Circuit Court Judge Marc H. Gold today granted Don King Productions’ request for an injunction preventing Ricardo Mayorga from appearing tonight on an MMA card tonight in Fayetteville, NC. Mayorga is in Fayetteville and the MMA promoter has issued a press release stating the bout will go on as scheduled despite “Don King and a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo.” However, Gold warned from the bench, “If my orders are disobeyed, there will be serious sanctions from this court.” The judge is requiring DKP to post a $1,000,000 bond today for the order to stick.



May 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Ngoudjo has broken jaw/orbital bone

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Former two-time world title challenger Hermann Ngoudjo suffered more than just a defeat at the hands of Julio Diaz in Primm Nevada Friday night; the super-lightweight contender suffered both a broken jaw and broken orbital bone that required medical attention following the fight. “He didn’t complain at all during the fight and we’re not quite sure when it happened,” said trainer Marc Ramsay who saw his fighter go down to Diaz by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 99-91 on the scorecards. “It was only a half-hour after the fight that he started mentioning the pain and we had him checked out. The jaw is not that bad but the orbital is the more serious of the two.” It is possible that the fateful blow was delivered in the 9th, a left hand that sent Ngoudjo back into the ropes and had him hanging on for the only time in the fight. (more…)



May 15th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Diaz vs. Ngoudjo

Ringside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, former two-time lightweight champion Julio Diaz easily outpointed Herman Ngoudjo and took home a unanimous decision victory in their ten-round junior welterweight bout at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.

The former champion, who has fought the likes of Juan Diaz and Jose Luis Castillo, proved that he still has some fight left in him after losing both of his 2009 fights against Victor Cayo and Rolando Reyes . . . click here for more



May 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Fightnews @ BWAA Barneys

Entering the Boxing Writers Association of America annual writing contest (a.k.a. the “Barneys) for the first time, Fightnews.com received an honorable mention. In event coverage, writer/photographer Chris Cozzone picked up the honors with “Run, Rabbit, Run” – coverage of Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros, held at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. (Click here)

Veteran Associated Press writer Tim Dahlberg took top honors; he was the only winner of two first places as well as the only person to place among the top three in three of the six categories. (more…)



May 15th, 2010




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