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- New foe for Caleb Truax: Ossie Duran
- Lateef Kayode returns on Jan 10 ESPN2 FNF
- Stevenson honored in Haiti
- Mendez not leaving Barthelemy world title fight in judges' hands
- Gonzalez-Mares rematch officially announced
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- Lebedev-Jones purse bid scheduled for Jan 6
- More details on Jan 17 ShoBox card
Top middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (19-0, 15 KOs) pounded out a close ten round unanimous decision over tough veteran Ishe Smith (21-5, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Guerrero scored the biggest win of his career and had to work for it every minute. Smith scored a knockdown in round eight to get back a point deducted in round six for a low blow. Scores were 96-93, 95-93, 97-91.
In a very good fight, unbeaten jr middleweight knockout artist Shawn Porter (16-0, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Ray Robinson (11-2, 4 KOs). Porter broke open a close fight by dropping Robinson in round six and punishing him for the balance of the round. Robinson was on his bicycle in the seventh as Porter stalked him. But, after that Robinson battled gamely until the end. Scores were 99-89, 97-92, 98-91.
In a clash of undefeated welterweight prospects, Mike Dallas, Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) kept his ’0′ intact with an eight round unanimous decision over Lanard Lane (12-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 78-74 on all cards.
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Emily Harney
Former two-division world champion Zab Judah (39-6, 27 KOs), moving back to the jr welterweight division for the first time since 2003, scored an impressive third round TKO over Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-5, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. A left uppercut floored Santa Cruz in the third and the fight was waved off during Judah’s vicious follow up barrage. Time was 2:33. For more details and photos click here…
Joey Abell 245 vs Arron Lyons 238
Vincente Alfaro 119.5 vs Brad Patraw 119.5
Frank Quinn 184 vs Marty Lindquist 183
Jose Hilario 128.5 vs Matthew Borgan 130
Travis Perzynski 164 vs Bobby Butters 168
Venue: Saint Paul National Guard Armory
Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions
Robert Byrd (USA) will be the third man when WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel defends against Rafael Concepcion on Saturday night in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Judges will be Nathan Palmer (USA), Ruben Garcia (USA) and William Boodhoo (Canada). WBC supervisor is Bismarck Morales and WBO supervisor is Luis Perez.
Raymond Serrano 145 vs. Ayi Bruce 144
Bayan Jargal 138 vs. James Hope 137.5
Anthony Mezaache 136 vs. Carlos Vinan 136
Khedafi Djelkhir 126 vs. Jorge Cordero 126
Mike Perez 135 vs. Jorge Ruiz 137
Jason Escalera 173 vs. Amador Acevedo 177
Note: David Tua (237.5) and Monte Barrett (225) weighed in yesterday.
Venue: Tropicana Casino and Resort
Promoter: Star Boxing
By Karl Freitag
European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton (40-4-2, 15 KOs) scored his biggest win and retained his belt against favored former WBA interim world champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko (30-2-1, 14 KOs) by winning a unanimous twelve round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Bolton Arena in Bolton, England. Hatton battled back from a first round knockdown to outwork Nuzhnenko over twelve. Scores were 117-110, 116-111, 116-111. Hatton is the younger brother of former world champion Ricky Hatton.
In the co-feature, middleweight Martin Murray (20-0, 7 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Peter Mitrevski Jr (23-7-1, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant Commonwealth belt. Scores were 120-109, 120-108, 120-109.
Super bantamweight Scott Quigg (20-0, 13 KOs) stopped Gavin Reid (6-7-1, 3 KOs) in his first ten-rounder.
WBA Interim Super Lightweight champion Marcos Maidana, who will make his return to the rings next August 28 in Argentina against Demarcus Chop Chop Corley, wished good luck to his fellow countryman Carlos Abregu from Argentina who will face Timothy Bradley tomorrow in California. “I wish Carlos all the best for such an important fight. He is my compatriot and I am 100% behind him. I’ll be supporting him through the TV. He is a great guy who can really punch, so Bradley could be in a big problem. I think Abregú can win by KO,” Maidana said. (more…)
Tim Bradley 147 vs Luis Carlos Abregu 146.5
Alfredo Angulo 153 vs Joachim Alcine 153.5
Eduardo Cruz 128.5 vs Ruffino Serrano 127
Antonio DeMarco 138.5 vs Daniel Attah 135
Art Hovhannesyan 137.5 vs Christian Favela 137
Joel Diaz 127 vs Rene Torrez 126
Abraham Lopez 133.5 vs Willshaun Boxley 127
Venue: Agua Caliente Spa, Resort and Casino
Promoter: Gary Shaw/Thompson Boxing
Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Fernando Montiel 118 vs Rafael Concepcion 118
(WBC/WBO bantamweight championship)
Linda Sanchez 104.7 vs Ibeth Zam Ora 104.7
(WBC female strawweight title)
Osvaldo Razon 104.7 vs Vs Danny Olivo 104.7
(Fecombox strawweight title)
Michael Medina 155 vs Gilberto Flores 154
Ramon Maas 122 vs Carloz Peñaloza 123.5
Juan Katun 115 vs Paulino Villalobos 117
Michael Garcia 118 vs Antonio Galindo 120
Venue: Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico
Tv: Fox Sports And TV Azteca
Promotor: Top Rank, Zanfer, Gob. Del Estado Chiapas
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Less than 12 hours for Floyd Mayweather to make a decision. Pacman’s Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host an international media conference call tonight at 3AM ET / midnight PT — the deadline given to Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 13.
Although maintaining silence about a potential Pacquiao fight, Mayweather hasn’t been completely out of the news. He captured his third ESPY award Wednesday for 2010 Award for Best Fighter. “The fact that the ESPY award is based on fan votes makes it a special honor for me as I have always appreciated the fans who do recognize how hard I work to be the best in the sport,” said Mayweather. He also held two Twitter scavenger hunts last week, earning $20,000 in funding for his Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation.
Tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will present a classic “ShoBox” fight card featuring ambitious young talent on the verge of greatness. To continue their rise up the rankings and contend for a world title, they first must triumph in their most critical test to date – live at 11p ET/PT on SHOWTIME®. Below is expert analyst Steve Farhood’s preview of Lanard Lane vs. Mike Dallas Jr.
On July 21, legendary trainer/manager Emanuel Steward will conduct the first of a series of clinics, which will be scheduled throughout the world. The clinic will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Sweet Science Fitness. And with the growing demand of getting back to the basics, a second clinic is scheduled at the Fight Factory on August 4 in Tampa, Florida. At this stage of Stewards’ career he wants to share lessons learned, this clinic is for: boxers, amateur and professional, trainers, conditioning coaches, boxing fans and anyone who desires first hand knowledge. (more…)
Former world champ and living legend Yori Boy Campas (92-15-1, 74 KOs) has accepted a fight in the main event of the October 2 card in Garden City, Kansas, promoted by Robert Gonzales. Campas will go eight rounds with local middleweight Jose Gonzales (13-8-1). In the co-main, Taos-born Marcos Herrera (5-1-1), now in Denver, fights Garden City’s Herbert Acevedo (3-0) in a sixer at lightweight. Other bouts include: Victoria Cisneros (5-9-2), of Albuquerque, vs. TBA, six at 140; Albuquerque’s Vincent “Li’l Man” Mirabal (6-0) vs. Joel Vargas (2-1-1), of Topeka, Ks., four at 145; Albuquerque’s Josh “Pittbull” Torres (4-1-1) vs. Geoffrey Spruiell (8-9), of Pueblo, Colo., four at 145; Raymond “Hollywood” Montes (3-1), of Albuquerque, vs. Adam Ochoa (2-1-1), of Amarillo, Tex., four at 118; Albuquerque’s Yorden Hernandez debuts vs. Chris Russel (2-1), of Shattuck, Okla.; Albuquerque’s Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-6) takes on debuter Noel Esquedo of Wichita, Ks., four at 147; and Wichita debuter Dameon Brown fights Amarillo debuter Benjamin Vasquez in a four-rounder.
OPI 2000 prospects Antonio Moscatiello (9-0, 8 KOs) and Carel Sandon (13-0, 4 KOs) keep their unbeaten records intact last night in Civitanova Marche, Italy. Welterweight Antonio Moscatiello beat Hungarian Janos Varga (8- 3, 7 KOs) by TKO in round three while lightweight Carel Sandon beat durable Zsolt Nagy (14-15, 6 KOs) on points over eight rounds. Moscatiello is the nephew of former WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni while Carel Sandon is the nephew of former WBA middleweight champion Sumbu Kalambay. In the photo (from left to right) Sumbu Kalambay, Carel Sandon, Christian Cherchi of OPI 2000, Antonio Moscatiello and Giacobbe Fragomeni.
Think fighter, think James ‘Lights Out’ Toney. Although the specifics pigeonhole Toney as a professional boxer, Toney’s always been more of a fighter than anything or anyone else. While fighting peers train or learn tough, Toney just is. Some fake it, Toney does it. Fighting comes to Toney as naturally as a shoulder-roll followed by a counter right-cross and nobody, across the entire combat sports spectrum, appears at one with their sport like Toney and boxing. Some men are known as ‘The Natural’, but Toney truly is just that . . . Click here for more by Elliot Worsell, UFC.com
A press conference on Tuesday will officially announce an August 14 card at Santa Ana Star Center in Bernalillo, N.M., promoted by Eagle Boxing and Golden Girl Promotions. In the main event, undefeated Thaddine Swifteagle Johnson (5-0, 5 KOs), who’s been training at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas, Nev., is expected to fight for her first world title. In the co-main, between former Holly Holm opponents – well, one of ‘em a would-be opponent – Albuquerque’s Victoria Cisneros (5-9-1) will take on Melissa Hernandez (12-2-2, 4 Kos) of Bronx, New York, in what will probably be a title fight at lightweight. Stay tuned for more info as the card develops.
WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel says Rafael “Little Bull” Concepcíon will give everything to beat him because it’s the chance of his life to be the second Panamanian to earn the gold and green belt. Montiel (42-2-2, 31 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, defends against Concepcion (14-2-2, 8 KOs) in the “Top Rank Live” main event aired live in USA by Fox Sports, in Mexico by TV Azteca and the rest of the world by WBCBOXING.TV.
“I was upset about the Morel cancellation, but the fans will be the real winners because the exchange of punches [with Concepcion] will be more straight. Morel was going to run and “Little Bull” is no doubt stronger and braver. But if I am the best bantamweight in the world, I must prove it against contenders like this Panamanian,” Montiel said. (more…)
Photos: Eroll Popova
Alexander Alekseev 199.7 vs Denis Lebedev 198.4
(WBO cruiserweight eliminator)
Susi Kentikian 112 vs. Arely Mucino 111.3
(WBA/WBO/WIBF female flyweight championship)
Eddy Gutknecht 174.2 vs. Michal Bilak 173.3
Christian Hammer 242.5 vs. Mariusz Wach 263.5
Marcel Meyerdiercks 128.3 vs. Hermin Isava 128.5
Vikapita Meroro 174.8 vs. Jevgenijs Andrejevs 175
Venue: Sport- Und Kongresshall, Schwerin, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)
By Ron Jackson
The well trainer Josiah Mosiah who trained South African champions like Morris Mohloai and Lybo Nkoko died in Soweto recently after a long illness. He was 85. (more…)
“It happened during my final training on the Thursday afternoon,” said WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer. “Suddenly I felt a pain in the back, it felt like an electric shock. We went directly to the clinic. Luckliy it wasn’t anything serious. My physiotherapist Matthias Böhme tried everything, but nothing worked. I’m sorry. I was happy about my third fight in Schwerin and the fans. But we’ll make up for this. Tomorrow I’ll join the fans and enjoy the boxing from outside the ring. The fight card is still world class.”
“Fortunately our first suspicion of a slipped disk was excluded,” stated Universum doctor Dr. Michael Ehnert. “The examination revealed an acute, very painful blockage in the left Iliosacral joint.” Dr. Ehnert added that chiropractic and physiotherapy along with strong painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs could contribute to a quick improvement, but there was no way Brähmer cound have fought Saturday night.
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