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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing Result

Pryor Jr stops Lockett

By Kurt Wolfheimer

A special Sunday matinee of professional boxing left the crowd in the Hyatt Regency-Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA satisfied from the four heavily contested bouts. In the eight-round main event of the evening, Aaron Pryor Jr (14-2, 11 KOs) put on a boxing lesson in scoring a sixth round stoppage of wily veteran Willis “The Prophet” Lockett (12-10-5, 5 KOs). The co-feature of the Joey Eye Boxing Promotion’s card was an entertaining six round bout which saw forty year old cruiserweight sensation Julio Cesar Matthews (10-0, 5 KOs) use guile and ring generalship to overcome the heavy wild swings of a determined Garrett Wilson (7-5,2 KOs) to capture a hard fought unanimous decision victory. (more…)



June 14th, 2010



Interview

Q&A: Jung Koo Chang

By Boxing Bob Newman

Bob Newman

Former WBC Light Flyweight champion Jung Koo Chang, “The Korean Hawk,” was tooling around the International Boxing Hall of Fame grounds on Saturday, in his own private golf cart. Chang seemed content enjoying the brief glints of sunshine peeking between the clouds, taking in the greenery that is this rural community of Canastota, New York. During this writer’s visit to Chang’s home country of South Korea last year during the WBC convention, Chang seemed ill-at-ease, uncomfortable with his surroundings. Here however, fans from around the world have flocked to see this year’s inductees, Chang among them, and the former champ was only too willing to accommodate them… (more…)



June 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Suzuki keeps Japanese 160lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Slick-punching southpaw, OPBF#2 ranked Japanese middleweight champ Tetsuya Suzuki (25-8, 15 KOs), 159.25, successfully kept his national belt as he patiently responded to opening attacks of his challenger Toru Tanaka (7-2-1, 2 KOs), 160, with counterpunches in the first four rounds and turned loose from the fifth on to win a unanimous technical decision (88-85, 89-82 and 90-82) at 1:08 of the ninth session on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. (more…)



June 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Huck to defend against Godfrey

While in the USA for his induction in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, promoter Wilfried Sauerland is also conducting boxing business. The legendary promoter confirmed to BILD that the next opponent for WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck will be Matt Godfrey on August 21 in Erfurt, Germany. He is also hoping to nail down a site for the September 18 SUPER SIX showdown between Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch.



June 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

All Star Boxing

WBO Jr. Featherweight Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC as a special guest today.



June 13th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Martin-Landeros

Ringside report & photos by Felipe Leon

The last time Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions was in San Diego with a nationally televised broadcast was back in 2005, with a fight card that was marred with controversy. The then-jr. middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio was scratched in the main event after failing an eye exam according to the California State Athletic Commission.

But, on Friday night Golden Boy returned once again but this time free of fuss as the teamed up with Don Chargin Productions, Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions to present “Solo Boxeo Tecate”, the weekly spanish language channel Telefutura’s weekly boxing broadcast. Held at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, over 900 boxing fans witnessed local favorite Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (18-0-2, 5KOs) defend his California State super bantamweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over the much more experienced Adolfo Landeros (20-14-1, 9KOs) of Mexico City . . . click here for more



June 13th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

Aaron Pryor Jr. 166 vs Willis Lockett 162.5
Julio Cesar Matthews 185.5 vs Garrett Wilson 190
Adreas Gustafsson 234 vs Pedro Martinez 233
Patrick Farrell 198.5 vs Kamrah Pasley 198
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Promoter: Joey Eye Boxing
First Bell: 2PM eastern



June 13th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Sergio Martinez

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez thrilled the crowd today at the International Boxing Hall-of-Fame in Canastota, New York with an up-tempo workout. After shaking out and doing some rope work, “Maravilla,” or “Marvel” got into the ring to work with trainer Gabriel Sarmiento. Martinez built up a good sweat doing lateral movement drills, shadow boxing and pad work. After posing for photos with IBF super middle champ Lucian Bute who watched the workout intently, Sergio took part in casting his fist, as do all fighters who visit the IBHOF grounds. Finally, the champ made good on his promise and that of adviser Sampson Lewkowicz to sit down with Fightnews to discuss his winning of the coveted middleweight crown, his future options and his pick for the FIFA World Cup tournament, now underway in South Africa… For more details and photos click here…



June 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Thai PM supports WBC/WBA/IBF

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ray Wheatley

WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wongjonkam and WBC Flyweight champion and Oleydong Sithsanerchai met with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on June 11 at Government House of Thailand. Wonjongkam’s Thai promoter asked the Prime Minister for Government support to promote world championship title fights in Thailand by WBC and WBA. Surprisingly, Prime Minister Abhisit replied that the IBF is the one of leading boxing organizations together with WBA and WBC. The PM also pointed out that in the past the government has supported boxing to make tickets available free to the Thai people. The government will now consider a tax deduction to help IBF/WBC/WBA boxing in Thailand. (more…)



June 13th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Rafael Marquez

Boxing Bob Newman

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former IBF bantamweight and WBC super bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez was a surprise visitor at the International Boxing Hall-of-Fame this weekend in Canastota, New York. Coming off his fourth encounter with bitter rival Israel Vazquez, Marquez is enjoying his time in “Title Town” with his trainer and Hall-of-Famer himself, Daniel Zaragoza. The two Mexican icons strolled the grounds, bought boxing t-shirts, signed autographs and posed for photos alongside Zaragoza’s enshrinement plaque inside the museum. After a tour of the museum, Marquez took time to chat with Fightnews about his recent, surprisingly easy redemption over Vazquez as well as who is on his hit list… (more…)



June 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Rubio defeats Miller

Middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio (47-5-1, 40 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Samuel Miller (24-7, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF International belt o Saturday night at the Auditorio Centenario in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Scores were 116-112, 117-110, 116-112. Miller was deducted a point for elbowing in round seven.
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In the co-feature, middleweight Marco Reyes (15-1, 13 KOs) scored a thrilling, come from behind eleventh round KO over Jose Luis Zertuche (21-6-3, 16 KOs) to retain his WBC FEBCOMBOX belt.



June 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Mayfield victorious in SF

By David Robinett at ringside

Undefeated welterweight prospect Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield, (13-0-1, 8 KOs), forced a fifth round referee’s stoppage of overmatched Sergio de la Torre, (11-14-3, 1 KO), Saturday night at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, California. Mayfield knocked de la Torre down twice in round three, and battered him unabated around the ring in every other round until the referee jumped in just before the bell to end the fifth round. More to come…



June 13th, 2010

UFC

Franklin KOs Liddell

Photo courtesy of Josh Hedges, UFC

Tonight at the General Motor Place in Vancouver, Canada for UFC 115:  The career of legend Chuck “Iceman” Liddell likely came to a close tonight when former UFC middleweight champ Rich “Ace” Franklin scored a first round knockout over the former light-heavyweight champion. With just five seconds remaining in round one, Franklin, fighting with broken left arm that was injured blocking a kick, scored a right hand counter that put Liddell out cold.

In the co-main event, Mirko Cro Cop defeated Pat Barry with a rear naked choke hold at 4:36 of round three. In a distance fight, Martin Kampmann won a unanimous decision over Paulo Thiago, with scores of 30-27 x 3. Ben Rothwell got the unanimous nod over Gilbert Yvel, scores of 30-27 and 29-28 twice. Former WEC welter champ Carlos Condit took out Rory MacDonald with strikes at 4:53 of round three.

In other results: Evan Dunham won by split nod over Tyson Griffin (30-27, 29-28 and 28-29); Matt Wiman won by guillotine choke over Mac Danzig at 1:45 of round one; Mario Miranda TKO’d David Loiseau at 4:07 of round two; James Wilks won unanimously over Peter Sobotta (30-27 twice and 30-28); Claude Patrick won by submission over Ricardo Funch at 1:48 of round two; and Mike Pyle won by triangle choke over Jesse Lennx at 4:44 of the third.



June 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Whitaker defeats Fedosov

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Heavyweight Lance Whitaker won a hotly-contested 12 round split-desicion over Andrey Fedosov at the famed Palladium in Hollywood, CA. Whitaker (35-6-1, 28 KO’s) was effective with his jab as Fedosov aggressively landed overhand right hands to the head. Fedosov (21-2, 17 KO’s) scored a knockdown with a left hand to the head in the fifth round. Whitaker came on as the bout progressed, as Fedosov was not as effective as he was early on. One judge scored the bout 115-112 for Fedosov, while the other two judges scored the bout 115-112 and 114-113 in favor of Whitaker.

Heavyweight Damian “Bolo” Wills won a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Lionel Butler (32-17-1, 25 KO’s). Wills landed the more effective punches, although Butler landed his share as well. Butler stunned Wills in the second, but Wills (28-2-1, 21 KO’s) was able to recover and dominated the action. Wills opened a nasty cut over Butler’s left eye in the ninth, but Butler scored a knockdown in the same round. With blood coming out profusely from his eye, Butler traded hard shots with Wills in the 10th. Both had their moments in the 10th until the final bell. All three judges scored the bout for Wills, with scores of 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92. (more…)



June 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Calderon still unbeaten

By Mariano A. Agmi and Alex Dombroff at ringside
Photos by Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

WBO light flyweight champion Ivan Calderon (34-0-1, 6 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Jesus Iribe (17-7-4, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Theater inside Madison Square Garden, NYC. Iribe knocked down Calderon in round two, but the champion rebounded and clearly outboxed Iribe thereafter, winning by scores of 118-109, 118-109, 116-111.
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Japanese import Takashi Okada (2-0-1, 1 KO) shocked previously unbeaten former world amateur champion and 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian McWilliams Arroyo (3-1, 3 KOs), dropping the Puerto Rican prospect in round two and cutting Arroyo over his right eye in round three to win a four round unanimous decision. Judges Steve Weisfeld scored the bout 39-36, while Judges John McKaie and Steve Epstein saw it 38-37, all for Okada. For more details and photos click here…



June 12th, 2010

Boxing Result

‘Pingo’ Miranda wins WBO belt

By Felipe Leon
Photos by HG Boxing

Veteran flyweight Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (32-6-1, 25 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over Richie Mepranum (22-2-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO flyweight crown formerly held Omar Narvaez on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones in Puebla, Mexico. In his third world title try, Miranda wouldn’t be denied as he dropped Mepranum in round four and twice in round five to end it. Mepranum had defeated Miranda’s highly regarded and previously unbeaten countryman Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in his previous bout. Click here for more photos…



June 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Cleveland card revamped

The Warner Promotions event scheduled for June 26th in the Cleveland, Ohio, suburb of North Olmsted has been postponed. The entire card will be shifting to July 31st in downtown Cleveland at the Nautica Pavilion and will be a co-promotion with American Dream Promotions. There will be three bouts added to the original card, with Cleveland’s Ronald “The American Dream” Johnson (11-1, 3 KOs) headlining the card in a ten round bout. Also added to the card will be Cleveland’s “Awesome” Aaron Williams (19-2-1, 13 KOs) as he will participate in an eight round bout and Cleveland’s Dante Moore (6-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder. Opponents for all three will be announced shortly. (more…)



June 12th, 2010

Feature Story

IBHOF Weekend Update

By Boxing Bob Newman

With the 2010 edition of the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend well underway, fans flocked to boxing’s hallowed grounds in Canastoa, New York to take in the festivities on Friday. After several ringside lectures, fans were treated to a workout by current WBC middleweight king Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez with trainer Gabriel Sarmiento. Immediately afterward, the annul fist casting ceremony got underway. 2010 inductees Jung Koo “The Koeran Hawk” Chang, Danny “Little Red” Lopez, Ed Schuyler, Larry Hazzard all took part in the annual rendering if a likeness of their fists, which will remain on display in the museum. (more…)



June 12th, 2010

Feature Story

Weights from Hollywood, CA

Andrey Fedosov 224 vs Lance Whitaker 248
Damian “Bolo” Wills 243 vs Lionel Butler 290.25
Johnny Suarez 155.75 vs Hedi Bouaziz  154.25
Artur Bernetsyan 133 vs Ramon Flores 135
Alejandro Luna 134 vs. Alejandro Cortez 136
Venue: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Mez Sports
Doors open at 6:30PM, first fight at 7:30PM



June 12th, 2010

Boxing Result

Truax defeats Echols

By Jesse Kelley
Photo by Jesse Kelley

“Golden” Caleb Truax (15-0-1, 9 KOs) stayed unbeaten Friday night in Saint Paul, MN by winning a unanimous decision over veteran Antwun Echols (32-13-4, 28 KOs). Truax controlled the first three rounds with thudding combinations to the head and body. Echols got himself into the fight during the middle rounds, wearing on Truax with uppercuts and body shots in clinches and on breaks. Echols was competitive throughout but looked happy to just be competitive as he mostly looked to land a fight ending punch. Truax was able to stay a step ahead of Echols each round with combination punches. Scores read 97-93, 99-91, 98-92 in favor of Truax. For more details and photos click here…



June 12th, 2010

Announcement

Father’s Day @ Everlast



June 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Kevin McBride planning return

Looks like former Mike Tyson-conqueror Kevin McBride (34-6-1, 29 KOs) is on the comeback trail. The 37-year-old “Clones Colossus,” who hasn’t fought since consecutive TKO losses to Mike Mollo in 2006 and Andrew Golota in 2007 is penciled in for an eight-rounder against TBA on July 10 at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. The card, promoted by Brian Burke’s Final Round Promotions, will also feature in a separate eight-rounder the return of Nagy Aguilera (15-3, 10 KOs) coming off his IBF heavyweight title eliminator loss to Sam Peter in March. Featherweight Luis Del Valle (9-0, 7 KOs) faces Pasqual Rouse (20-14, 11 KOs) for the New York State title in the main event. Tickets are on sale.



June 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Calderon risks belt, unbeaten record

Boxing feast set for tonight at MSG

By Graham Houston

One of the sport’s best pure boxers, Puerto Rico’s Ivan Calderon (33-0-1, 6 KOs), is on TV on this quiet boxing weekend, defending his junior flyweight title against Jesus Iribe, a strong Mexican fighter who went the full 12 rounds with Brian Viloria and Edgar Sosa in prior world title attempts. The fight, to be televised on Fox Sports Espanol, is something of a showcase for Calderon, but this talented southpaw is 35 years old, which is getting up there in age for a 108-pounder. Calderon, I fear, is getting near the time when he could be ready to lose. Iribe doesn’t look likely to be the one who will push him over the edge, so to speak, but, at this stage of Calderon’s career, one cannot be certain. (more…)



June 12th, 2010

UFC

Preview: Liddell vs. Franklin

UFC 115 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

In the main event of UFC 115 in Vancouver, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Rich “Ace” Franklin will look to recapture some of the old fire that made them legends of the sport.

After stepping in for an injured Tito Ortiz, Franklin and Liddell now find themselves in one of the UFC’s first true Hall-of-Fame fights. But, despite the flash and flare of yesteryear, do these giants still have what it takes to climb back to the top? Or will the glories of days gone by be a distant memory? Join Fightnews.com’s Brady Crytzer as he previews one of the most intriguing bouts of 2010 . . . Click here for more



June 12th, 2010

Boxing News

NABF Convention wraps up

Photo: Carlos Baeza WBC/NABF

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr. made an appearance at the NABF Convention currently being held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter. The Award Dinner was a relaxed, southern buffet. The awards were as follows…

Fighter of the Year: Wilbert Uicab
Fight of the Year: Banks-Walker (accepting Tom Loefler – K2)
Most Dramatic Fight: Lee-Bunema (accepting Roland Jankelson)
Promoter of the Year: Square Ring (accepting: Roy Jones, Jr./John Wirt)
Matchmaker: Bobby Goodman
Female Fighter: Irma Sanchez
Female Promoter: Hector Garcia
President’s Award: Gayle Van Hoy
More photos…



June 12th, 2010




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