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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven,

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA

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UFC

Fight Night Japan at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson and the middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Roy Nelson (261) VS Josh Barnett (239)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Uriah Hall (186) VS Gegard Mousasi (186)
Chico Camus (126.5*) vs Kyoji Horiguchi (125)
George Roop (135) VS Takeya Mizugaki (136)
Diego Brandao (146) vs Katsunori Kikuno (145)
Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Li Jingliang (171) VS Keita Nakamura (170)
Yusuke Kasuya (156) VS Nick Hein (155)
Kajan Johnson (156) VS Naoyuki Kotani (156)
Roger Zapata (171) VS Shinsho Anzai (170)

*Camus has one hour to lose a 1/2 pound
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Beach Haven, NJ

Thomas LaManna 151 vs. Ayi Bruce 149
Brendan Barrett 241 vs. Satario Holdbrooks 235
Ian Green 160 vs. K’ Lon Spencer 160
Dustin Fleischer 143 vs. Ian Frank 145
Meng Fanlong 175 vs. Michael Mitchell 178
Angel Concepcion 184 vs. Sidney Outlaw 184
Arturo Trujillo 159 vs. Alec Asbury 158
O’Shanique Foster 137 vs. Darius Jackson 139

Promoter: HITM Promotions
Venue: Veterans Memorial Park in Beach Haven, NJ
1st Bell: 5:30 PM



September 25th, 2015


Boxing News

New opponent for Andy Ruiz

Photos: Top Rank

Unbeaten IBF #14 heavyweight Andy Ruiz (24-0, 17 KOs) will now face Joell Godfrey (17-14-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Ruiz, who is making his first start of 2015, looks to be in very good shape after shedding some excess weight. Godfrey replaces Devin Vargas. The fight takes place on Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, and will be televised on UniMas.

WEIGHTS

Andy Ruiz 247.6 vs. Joell Godfrey 210.6
(NABF heavyweight title)

Daniel Valdivia 153.2 vs. Jeremy Ramos 152
(NABF 154lb jr. title)

Zoltan Papp 160.8 vs. Esquiva Falcao 160.2
Andres Bustamante 133.4 vs. Andy Vences130.8
Rafael Valencia 162 vs. Joe Louie Lopez163
Gabriel Solario 141 vs. Alez Rojas 140.4
Imarjoe Miller 137.6 vs. Eric Altamiro 137.8
Edgar Britto 125.4 vs. Julian Lopez 124.6

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Estrada, Marquez make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a fight called “La Pelea del Orgullo” (The Fight for Pride), WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada and former WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez both weighed in at the division limit of 112 lbs. for Saturday night’s grudge clash at the Convention Center in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. This fight has been a long time in the making as both boxers have generated bad blood throughout the years. Estrada is a 45:1 favorite in the fight.

Miguel Berchelt 133 vs. Josue Bendaña 132.5
Luis Nery 115.8 vs. John Mark Apolinario 116
Gilberto Medina 109 vs. Arcadio Salazar 111
Eduardo Báez 122 vs. Emmanuel Armendáriz 122
Juan Montiel 154 vs. Luis Rey 154
Leonardo Báez 121.5 vs. Ismael Camacho 121.5

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Puerto Peñasco
TV: TV Azteca, beIN SPORTS en Español
Promoter: Zanfer

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September 25th, 2015


Boxing News

Malignaggi-Fazekas weights from Italy

Paul Malignaggi 148 vs. Laszlo Fazekas 149.5
Antonio Moscatiello 148.6 vs. Jozsef Gerebecz 146.2
Renato De Donato 137.3 vs. Gyula Tallosi 137.6

Venue: Principe Theater in Milan, Italy
Promoter: Principe Boxing Events and OPI 2000

Note: The famed Principe Theater is the Milanese version of New York’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill: it has a capacity of 550 people, 300 seats on the first floor and 250 people standing up on the second floor and the charm of being an historic venue for boxing. From 1949 to 1961 it hosted the fights of many great Italian fighters. In 1960 it was also the set of a movie who made history: “Rocco e I suoi fratelli” directed by Luchino Visconti and starring future French legend Alain Delon.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Scale Watch: Wilder 228.6, Duhaupas 236

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Deontay Wilder 228.6 vs. Johann Duhaupas 236
(WBC heavyweight title)

Dominic Breazeale 228.2 vs. Fred Kassi 222.6
Charles Martin 247 vs. Vicente Sandez 249

Andrzej Wawrzyk 240.2 vs. Mike Sheppard 226.2
Terrell Gausha 154.6 vs. Eliezer Gonzalez 154.4
Bryant Perrella 145.6 vs. Patrick Boozer 147.6
Mario Barrios 131.6 vs. Eduardo Rivera 132
Derrick Murray 128.6 vs. Micah Branch 129.6
Kenneth McNeil 160 vs. Taronze Washington ??
Ray Ray Bryant 133.8 vs. Whitney Webster 134.2
Keith Thompson 226.8 vs. Larry Knight 240.6

Venue: Legacy Arena
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: NBC

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov, Buglioni make weight

Fedor Chudinov 167.2 vs. Frank Buglioni 167.2
(WBA “regular” super middleweight title)

Dereck Chisora 260 vs. Marcleo Nascimento 235

Venue: SSE Arena,Wembley, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



September 25th, 2015

Scale Watch

Achergui – Kekalainen make weight

Achergui vs Kekalainen for WBC YouthBelgian Ilias Achergui, 5-0-1(4), and Finn Henri Kekalainen, 7-1-0(4) made weight tonight at the Hotel Campanille in Drogenbos, Belgium for their vacant WBC Youth middleweight title fight of tomorrow in Rebecq, Belgium. Achergui tipped the scales at 70,100 while his opponent Kekalainen made 71,900.

The show is a co-promotion between Nicolas Vinet and Alain Vanackère.

Date: Sept 26
Place: Rebecq, Belgium
Arena: Hall omnisport Rebecq, Belgium



Archergui vs Kekalainen for WBC YouthUndercard:

8rds, cruiserweight:
Ryad Merhy, 16-0-0(14), 89,400 versus Antonio Sousa, 2-1-1(2), 88,700

6rds, superfeatherweight:
Sofiane Takoucht, 29-3-1(13), 58,100 versus Elimir Rafael, 31-97-4(7), TBA

6rds, superlightweight:
Farid Hakimi, 6-0-0(2), 64,500 versus Bela Sandor, 13-84-5(5), TBA

4rds, supermiddleweight:
Seyedin Syroos, 15-6-4(7), 78,900 versus Attila Tibor Nagy, 9-16-1(6), TBA







September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

More details on Klitschko injury

Due to a tendon tear in the left calf WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, his championship fight against Tyson Fury will be postponed. After sustaining the injury in his training session yesterday, Wladimir Klitschko promptly left his training camp to seek medical treatment from Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, phsyician for the German national soccer team, who has diagnosed the injury. Klitschko will continue to seek medical treatment from Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt and the new date for the fight against Tyson Fury will be announced next week. The ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf will still be the venue.

“The clinical and MRI-examination showed a partial musculotendinous tear of the left calf. The boxing fight planned for October 24 should be postponed for an indefinite period of time. Due to this injury we strictly recommend ceasing athletic activity in the next weeks,” said Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt. (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Eubank Jr signs with Matchroom Boxing

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing have announced that WBA “interim middleweight” champion Chris Eubank Jr has signed promotional terms with the company.Eubank will return to the ring on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF World Welterweight title defence against Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on October 24. He will also fight at The O2 in London on the December 12 card topped by the Anthony Joshua MBE vs. Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko injured, Fury fight postponed

The October 24 showdown between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury has been postponed according to BILD. The fight will remain in Düsseldorf, Germany, with a new date to be announced next week. Klitschko reportedly tore a tendon in his left calf.

Klitschko and Fury had just faced off at a press conference in London on Wednesday. Wlad then suffered the injury on Thursday at his training camp in Going, Austria. This development will certainly enrage Fury, who has recently had two bouts with David Haye called off due to injuries sustained by Haye.

Both fighters reached out via social media.

Wladimir Klitschko: Dear fans, I’m sorry to inform you that I have to postpone my fight against Tyson Fury due a minor injury. I’m working hard to reschedule the fight and as soon as I know I will keep you posted about the new date.

Tyson Fury: Well it’s official Klitschko has pulled out of the fight with an injury in his leg, it’s a bit funny as I predicted this would happen!!! Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ll be OK. I’m sorry for the fans again as they are the biggest losers here. Flights & hotels travel, sorry guys.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Cornflake LaManna dropping weight to bolster career

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 17-1, 7 KOs, will be chasing career victory number eighteen on Saturday night when he steps into the ring with experienced Ayi Bruce, 23-10, 15 KOs, under a tent, at Beach Haven Memorial Park, in Beach Haven, NJ. However, this beachside battle is not only another opportunity for LaManna to get past his only career setback (against Antoine Douglas back in March), the fight with Bruce is also a chance for Cornflake to test the waters in a lower weight class, where he feels he will be more competitive.

“I’m not effective at 160 (pounds),” LaManna said. “The Antoine Douglas fight really solidified that I’m not a middleweight. My shots weren’t effective and when we were in the ring, he was just so much bigger than me. He just over-powered me.” (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Duhaupas Notes

Photo: Stephonia Mclinn

Photo: Stephonia Mclinn


By Karl Freitag

Wilder-Duhaupas Fever is starting to hit Birmingham, Alabama. After slow ticket sales initially, about 6,500 seats have been sold with two days to go. The Legacy Arena is being scaled for a maximum of 12,300.

Wilder is currently running as about a 30:1 favorite to retain his title. Still no over/under numbers yet. Duhaupas has never been knocked out.

Today’s Wilder-Duhaupas weigh-in is open to the public. It takes place at the Legacy Arena Plaza Courtyard beginning at 1PM.

Saturday’s broadcast will be the first heavyweight title bout in primetime on NBC since May 20, 1985, when Larry Holmes won a 15 round unanimous decision against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Remember 15-rounders?



September 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Japan Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to the Land of the Rising Sun this weekend with a card from Japan featuring a ton of local talent, as well as a heavyweight showdown years in the making when Josh Barnett faces off with Roy Nelson in a throwback fight between two competitors who have been at the top of the game for the past decade . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Penalosa: The Next Generation in action

In his first fight this year, unbeaten featherweight Dodie Boy Penalosa, Jr. (13-0, 12 KOs) steps into the ring this Saturday at the Norfolk Masonic Temple in Norfolk, Virginia. The four rounder is the first of several already-scheduled fights for the Filipino fighter, who, along with his brother Dave, signed a managerial contract with Cameron Dunkin Management earlier this month. “Dodie Boy is on the fast track. We are going to finish what we started with him in the TKO days,” said Dunkin. “He’s going to fight as often as possible. This is how a guy turns into a fighter. He gets in the ring and fights. This is how I want to be moving my fighters. Dodie Boy, Dave Penalosa, John Joe Nevin – they will be on the same track. We want to sign fighters we can move and get into a position to win a title.”

Penalosa is the son of former two-division world champion Dodie Boy Penalosa and the nephew of two-division world champ Gerry Penalosa.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Sept 29 FS1 full lineup set

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KOs) returns to battle Osumana Adama (22-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout on FS1 and FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 29 from The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort. Additional televised action features undefeated rising super welterweight contenders as Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) battles 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs). Headlining is WBA super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna taking on 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Velasquez. .

Further undercard action features Mayweather Promotions’ stars including undefeated cruiserweight knockout artist Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (11-0, 10 KOs) taking on Tamas Lodi (16-5-2, 13 KOs) in an eight round bout and former world champion Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout. (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Beterbiev-Barrera update

A purse bid is scheduled for October 5 at IBF Headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey, for an IBF light heavyweight elimination fight between #2 Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) and #8 Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs). However, Barrera can’t enter Canada and Beterbiev’s promoter intends to win the purse bid and stage the fight in Quebec, in November, regardless of the opponent.

Barrera has issued a statement:

“I am very sorry to hear that for some reason Artur Beterbiev isn’t willing to fight me in the United States. The biggest fights are here and it’s funny that his last fight was in the U.S. and yet he won’t fight me here. I’ve been wanting a big fight for years and I am willing to fight Beterbiev knowing that the purse is in his favor 75/25. If I could travel to Canada I would but I have some legalities that my team is currently in the process of getting cleared up. Artur, you have fought in the U.S. Don’t let your promoter block you from the fight that so many fans have been asking for. Let’s give the fans what they want, a great fight and the winner gets the opportunity to make history.”



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Can Kell Brook replace Floyd Mayweather as welterweight king?

Michael Katsidis pleads guilty to possessing an ice pipe

Mike Tyson’screepy mansion” to be a church



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder: If anyone is looking past Johann Duhaupas, they’re a fool

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and French heavyweight Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas faced-off for the first time Thursday before they enter the ring for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Deontay Wilder: “I’m so happy to have the opportunity to defend my title in my home state. I just defended my title a few months ago and I can’t wait to do it again. I’m always looking to have my face on new networks and NBC is where a lot of the greats that came before me started. I can’t wait to display my talent on the network. I can’t wait for Saturday night. This is my happiest point. Words can’t even express the feeling that I have. I love what I do. I’m so passionate about boxing. If she was a woman, I’d put a ring on her.

“I’d like to thank Duhaupas for accepting the challenge. If anyone is looking past him, they’re a fool. He’s a tall guy, with a good record who’s never been knocked out. I have friends all over the world who have told me not to look past him. Any man that steps in the ring, definitely gets my full attention in respect. The heavyweights are the hard-hitters. When people get dressed up to see a heavyweight fight, there’s one thing they want to see – knockouts. Right now, there are two tall guys with power that are determined and dedicated. There is one challenger, trying to become the first heavyweight champion from his country. There is a difference between being here for the opportunity or for the money. Guys here for the opportunity, they come to fight. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Alvarez-Chilemba WBC eliminator is on

World Boxing Council (WBC) #2 rated contender Eleider Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs), a former Colombian Olympian who now lives in Montreal, and WBC #1 contender Isaac Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs), of Malawi, will face each other this November in a WBC light heavyweight final eliminator bout to be staged in Quebec. Yvon Michel and Kathy Duva, respectively, promoters of Alvarez and Chilemba, yesterday finalized a deal to secure the fight, in which the winner will become mandatory challenger for WBC World light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, the Haitian native who also lives in Montreal.

The exact date and venue of the Alvarez-Chilemba showdown is expected to be announced within a couple of days. The plan is have Alvarez’ stablemate, undefeated light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev, fighting on the same card in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) elimination fight.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Easter, Herring on Sho Extreme

Undefeated prospects Robert Easter Jr. and Jamel Herring will enter the ring in separate bouts on Showtime Extreme October 3 from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The telecast will lead into the boxing telecast on regular Showtime headlined by Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) against Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBA super lightweight world championship. In the co-main event, IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) defends his title against veteran Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs).

Easter Jr. (15-0, 12 KOs) and Herring (13-0, 8 KOs) will look to remain undefeated when they face former world champion Miguel Acosta (29-8, 23 KOs) and former African champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (19-7-2, 19 KOs), respectively, in 10-round lightweight fights. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Monaghan-George collide Oct 16 on truTV

The Pride of Long Beach, New York, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan, will risk his undefeated record and Top-Five world rating when he battles Chicago knockout artist Donovan “Da Bomb” George for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) light heavyweight title. Monaghan vs. George will be televised live from the Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports and Events Center (3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234) on Friday, October 16, as the main event of “The MetroPC Friday Night Knockout on truTV”, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with a 10-round welterweight rumble between undefeated contender Brad “King” Solomon of Layfayette, LA and Philadelphia’s Raymond “Tito” Serrano The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

“I’m taking this fight with Donovan George very seriously. I’ve never trained harder,” said Monaghan. “Each of us has been in exciting fights and the winner moves on to big opportunities. We’re both coming to win so expect fireworks right away.”

“Monaghan is a very good fighter but I’m not coming to New York to lose. I’m coming back to Chicago with a victory and Monaghan’s scalp,” said George. “And when I get done with him I’m going back down the 168 pounds to take care of Jesse Hart but my first order of business is on October 16 on TRU TV it’s going to be a great night.” (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury: You’re an old man, you’re getting knocked out / Klitschko: The circus can give you a job as a clown

Whether appearing as Batman or plain old Tyson Fury, the message Tuesday afternoon was abundantly clear: Fury wants to separate world champion Wladimir Klitschko from his multitude of championship belts and end his career on October 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

“It’s a personal mission for me to rid boxing of a boring person like you,” he told Klitschko. “I’m interested in breaking your face. You’re boring, I want to get rid of you out of the heavyweight division. I am the new blood in the division, you are an old man. I’m as confident of winning as waking up in the morning and putting my shoes on. That’s how this fight’s going to go. A very sharp, easy, simple knock-out. There’s no doubt in my mind I can beat Wladimir Klitschko. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Saunders apologizes to fans for headbutt

Previously unbeaten light welterweight prospect Bradley Saunders (12-1) has apologized for the intentional headbutt that led to his DQ loss against journeyman Renald Garrido (15-11-1) last Saturday in Liverpool. “I apologize to everybody for the way it ended,” said the 29-year-old Saunders. “Left hand went the second round, right the fourth. I didn’t want to turn my back or take a knee so that was my way of keeping him off, in the heat of the moment…it is what it is and all I can do is apologize, but if people don’t like violence then they shouldn’t be watching boxing.”

Saunders is facing possible surgery on both hands. “My hands are in splints right now, I can’t even pull my boxer shorts up on my own!” he stated.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi’s fight in Milan is sold out

Principe Boxing Events has sold all the tickets for Paul Malignaggi’s Italian debut next Saturday at Principe theater in Milan. The former two-division world champion Malignaggi (33-7) will fight Hugarian Laszlo Fazekas (27-21-1) over an eight round distance.

“I’m very happy about the interest generated by Paulie’s fight,” promoter Alessandro Cherchi said, “and I have no doubt that the crowd will rowdily support the Magic Man. Media coverage was also great. More than 70 articles have been published by Italian newspapers, their online versions and sports websites. As for television coverage, national network SportItalia will broadcast the fight next week and networks in Canada, Poland, the Middle-East and Africa will do the same. Besides that, former Italian welterweight champion Antonio Moscatiello (who will fight on the show) was interviewed by a popular radio soccer program and that’s good because we give boxing exposure among soccer fans.”

On the undercard of Malignaggi-Fazekas, welterweight Antonio Moscatiello (18-2-1) will fight Jozsef Gerebecz (7-13-2). Super lightweight Renato De Donato (15-3) will fight Gyula Tallosi (9-5). Opening the show are four professional four round fights.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramos featured Saturday in Phoenix

Unbeaten Arizona junior welteweight Abel Ramos (13-0-2, 8 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Ramos will square off with veteran Mario Hermosilio of Mexico. The bout will be a scheduled 6 round featured attraction. The main event will see local unbeaten super bantamweight Carlos Castro (12-0, 5 KOs) facing Mexico native Jose Silveria. Ramos’ Journeyman Management stablemates Ernest Muhammad Jr., Joshua Greer Jr. and Kelin Sharpe will help round out the undercard in separate bouts. Iron Boy Promotions will promote the show.



September 24th, 2015

UFC

Mizugaki Is Established But Not Satisfied

Six-and-a-half years ago, Takeya Mizugaki showed up seemingly out of nowhere at WEC 40 and pushed then-bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres to the limit . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

David Lemieux looks sharp in media workout

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions & Golden Boy

IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux showed his power in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday during the media workout for his title unification fight against title against WBA, IBO & Interim WBC Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on October 17, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

(more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Freddie Roach may prompt Manny Pacquiao to retire after next bout

Former boxing standout James Berry convicted of 2012 murder

Brian Viloria pursuing Roman Gonzalez’s title



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Beterbiev vs. Barrera purse bid for IBF title eliminator coming Oct. 5

A purse bid will take place October 5 at the chief office of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in Springfield, New Jersey, for the IBF light heavyweight elimination fight between the IBF #2 and #8 contenders, respectively, Montreal’s Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) and Cuban Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs). Under IBF rules, the minimum bid is $100,000 for this bout. Beterbiev will receive 75-percent of the purse bid to Barrera’s 25-percent, since the two-time Russian Olympian is the highest ranked contender, in addition to him already having won an IBF eliminator to earn his #2 spot.

“It is somewhat deceiving that we have to go to the purse bid,” said Beterbiev’s promoter, GYM president Yvon Michel. “According to Barrera’s promoter (Kathy Duva, Main Events), he cannot enter Canada. Should GYM win the purse bid and then Barrera is unable to fight in Canada, we will have to start the process all over again.”

Whether Barrera will be there or not, Beterbiev will see action soon. “We intend to win the purse bid and give Artur a fight in Quebec, in November, regardless of the opponent,” Michel added.



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Batman Fury taunts Klitschko at London presser

Tyson Fury showed up for a London press conference with Wladimir Klitschko wearing a Batman costume. When it was Fury’s turn to speak, he jumped over the table and wrestled with someone dressed like the Joker, leaving the Joker laying on the floor. He then turned to Klitschko and said, “This is a fool, just like you are. Look at him. That’s how you’ll be looking when you face me on the 24th of October. Looking up on your back like that you old idiot!”



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

PR Best vows legal action to keep Oquendo

PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) was surprised by the news circulated yesterday that boxer Jonathan Oquendo signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), when he still has a valid contract with the Puerto Rican promoter until 2016, so PRBBP vowed to take legal action in this regard. Promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PRBBP, learned from a press release issued by GBP yesterday that Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) had signed with them and reacted surprised by the news, because as recently as September 12th, PRBBP worked with the boxer when he beat former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in Las Vegas, and already has the contract for his expected world title fight.

“We learned the news from the press and were surprised because we have been working with Jonathan for a while. He fought as a PRBBP boxer only 11 days ago, and we have the contract for his world title fight, which will be on December 5th against the Argentine Jesus Cuellar, the WBA featherweight champion, in Brooklyn, New York,” Ivan Rivera said. (more…)



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Jones Jr. vs. Maccarinelli on tap in Russia

By TMZSports.com

Looks like that goodwill meeting with Vladimir Putin worked … because Russian cruiserweight Roy Jones Jr. tells TMZ Sports he just booked his first fight in Mother Russia. RJJ just reached out and told us he’ll be fighting Welsh bigman Enzo Maccarinelli on November 28th. Enzo is a former WBO cruiserweight champ … who’s fighting Mehdi Amar for the EU belt on October 10th. If Enzo wins that fight, Jones is next. This is big news because Jones just flew out to Moscow for a face-to-face with Putin — and asked for Russian citizenship so he could do business in Vlad’s country. Jones has said his ultimate goal is to help repair U.S./Russia relations.



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Duhaupas: I’m prepared for a fight and I know how to do it

WBC #11 heavyweight Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) will be a huge underdog when he steps into the ring against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) on Saturday at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. But, the 6’5 challenger from Abbeville, France, who has already fought in France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Panama, Morroco, and Luxembourg, isn’t worried about fighting in Wilder’s backyard in his USA debut. “Once I am in the ring I forget everything about where I am,” said Duhaupas. “I just think about the fight and just focus on the fight and the opponent and it will be a normal fight for me. It’s really important for me because it’s a big fight in a big country up until the fight, but when I’m in the ring, everything is the same thing that it would be in France or anywhere.”

Duhaupas says he has some advantages over the champion, but isn’t revealing his tactics. “I can use some special things for me to fight against him. We’ve been working a lot in the last month on Deontay fights and watching videos from him. We work a lot to bring a hard fight and we’ll be prepared for the fight. I’m prepared for a fight and I know how to do it…I want to keep all my secrets for me.”



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

McKenzie aiming to dethrone Ramirez

IBF #14 cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie has promised to live up to his nickname “The Upsetter” when he travels to Argentina to challenge newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club, in Buenos Aires, on Friday 2nd October. McKenzie will replace original opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who was the IBF Champion, but was stripped of the title due to injury and IBF interim titleholder Ramirez was installed as the full champion.

It’s a dream world title shot for the 35-year-old from Jamaica, who has been a professional for over 15 years, and is a former two-time Commonwealth light heavyweight champion and the current British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental cruiserweight champion.

With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 13 knockouts, McKenzie has caused some upsets in his career with surprise wins over unbeaten fighters. He’s had an Indian summer with his career of late and in his last four fights has won three by knockout with wins over Janne Forsman, Matty Askin, Jon Lewis Dickinson and Tony Conquest. (more…)



September 23rd, 2015




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