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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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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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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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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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Boxing News

Yuri Foreman ring entrance

Just prior to undefeated WBA super welterweight champion and future rabbi Yuri Foreman’s ring walk to his first world title defense will be the sounding of the shofar. The shofar is a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for Jewish religious purposes. The sounding of the shofar is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. “Welcome to Yankel Stadium,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “We are very fortunate to have Israel’s No. 1 entertainer Yoni Dror of Tel Aviv attending the fight to sound the shofar immediately prior to Yuri’s ring walk. Yoni was thrilled when we asked him and we were even happier he accepted. Yoni is beyond compare when it comes to sounding the shofar. It will be a very dramatic beginning to a very symbolic event.” (more…)



May 27th, 2010



UFC

Forbes’ long road back

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

The last thing people heard from Jesse Forbes after he was eliminated from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2006 was that he would be back. Nearly four years later, he delivered on that promise.

Of course, in mixed martial arts, four years can be an eternity, enough time to make or break a career, but Forbes, who was eliminated from TUF3’s semifinals by Josh Haynes and then halted in the first round by Matt Hamill on the show’s finale card, never wavered in his resolve, something he owes to a stubborn nature that he’s had his entire life . . . . Click for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



May 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Chavez, Barrera Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto, Top Rank/Zanfer

Undefeated and number one world ranked Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and the three-time world champion, Marco Antonio Barrera were in San Antonio today to promote their upcoming fights on the big “Latin Fury 15″ boxing card that Top Rank will be telecast on pay-per-view from the Alamodome on Saturday, June 26. Chavez Jr (40-0-1, 30 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs) of Ireland in the main event of the card that is being promoted by Top Rank, Promociones Zanfer and Tecate beer. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

“Fists Of Steel” PPV Fact Sheet

WHAT: “Fists Of Steel” PPV
WHEN: Saturday, May 29, 2010 – 3PM/ET, Noon/PT
WHERE: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
PROMOTER: K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS
Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs)
vs Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs)

NABF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
CO-FEATURE – 12 ROUNDS
Johnathon Banks (24-1, 17 KOs)
vs Jason Gavern (19-7-3, 8 KOs)

CRUISERWEIGHTS — 6 ROUNDS
Nendad Borovcanin (25-0, 18 KOs)
vs Raymond Ochieng (21-10-2, 17 KOs)

PAY-PER-VIEW INFORMATION: Distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Cotto-Foreman WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Arthur Mercante Jr. will be the third man in the ring when WBA super welterweight world champion Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs) and former world champion Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) meet at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York on June 5. The three judges are Alfredo Steve Weisfeld (USA), Don Ackerman (USA) and Tony Paolillo (USA). The fight supervisor is Aurelio Fiengo (Panama).



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Cotto guarantees victory

By Karl Freitag

Two division world champion Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) guaranteed that he’ll become the new WBA super welterweight champion when he challenges WBA 154lb titleholder Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs) on June 5th at Yankee Stadium. Cotto wouldn’t specify whether it would be a KO or a decision, but he vowed that he would leave the ring as champion. Cotto’s new trainer Emanuel Steward stated Cotto’s best weight is probably around 150 so the 154lb division is perfect for him. Steward also said Foreman punches better than his record indicates.



May 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Official IBF Statement

Peoples appointed new IBF President

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, the Board of Directors of the IBF/USBA called a special meeting to address issues concerning the governance of the organization. Concerns had grown among some of the Board members regarding the President, Ms. Muhammad’s, management of the organization and whether or not certain actions and decisions were in the best interest of the organization or were fiscally sound. During the meeting, a vote was taken and, by a majority vote, Ms. Muhammad was removed from her position as President of the organization, a position she has held since October 2001. She was also removed as one of the directors.

The decision to take these actions was not an easy one, as the Board had great appreciation for Ms. Muhammad’s dedication to the organization from its inception. This was not a matter of personal differences, but a matter of concern as to the leadership and management of the IBF.

Former Ratings Chairman Daryl J. Peoples, who has been with the IBF since 1995, was appointed by the Board of Directors as President. He will serve for the remainder of Ms. Muhammad’s term. Lindsey E. Tucker has also been reappointed to his post of Championships Chairman. Mr. Peoples’ former position of Ratings Chairman remains open, but will be filled in the near future.

The IBF/USBA now looks forward to an informative and productive annual convention in Puerto Rico next week and to continuing as one of the leading sanctioning organizations in the world with the help of its membership.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Vanes ready for Big Apple

USA Olympian Vanes Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif. knows all about his next opponent, Mean Joe Greene of New York. “Years ago we were on the same USA Jr Olympic team,” said Vanes, who takes on Greene on Top Rank’s big Stadium Slugest card featuring Miguel Cotto vs. Yuri Foreman on June 5 at Yankee Stadium. “I was fighting at 145, he was around 160. We were friends, although we never fought. “As a pro, Greene has a difficult style. We’ve looked at lot of recent video of him,” said Martirosyan, a super welterweight. “I’ve been training with Freddie Roach for the last eight weeks at the Wild Card Gym. We’ve had a lot of sparring — 10 rounds yesterday for example. I’m in top condition and ready to fight.” Martirosyan is 27-0, Greene 22-0. The Martirosyan vs. Greene fight will be televised live on HBO (10:15 pm eastern) as a prelude to the Stadium Slugfest battle between Cotto vs. Foreman.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Munguía ready for Martínez

Jose I. Perez

Gonzalo Munguía (17-6-3, 13 KOs) of Nicaragua recently arrived in Puerto Rico and worked out today in the city of Guynabo. Munguía will challenge WBO super featherweight champion Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez (23-0-1, 14 KOs) of Puerto Rico this Saturday, May 29th at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing (Iván and Peter Rivera) in association with All Star Boxing’s Félix ‘Tutico’ Zabala are promoting the event titled ‘Undefeated Champions.’ (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Ustinov-Vidoz on June 26

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Unbeaten EBA (European Boxing Association) heavyweight champion Alexander Ustinov (20-0, 16 KOs) will face former European champion Paolo Vidoz (26-8, 15 KOs) on June 26th in Kiev, Ukraine. Vidoz’ manager Christian Cherchi of OPI 2000 has confirmed this to Fightnews.com.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Montiel vs Torito Concepcion?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is WBO/WBC bantamweight world champion Fernando Montiel will likely defend his belt against former WBA super flyweight champion Rafael ‘Torito’ Concepcion of Panama on July 17 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico on a card presented by Zanfer Promotions. Montiel would be defending both his belts against Concepcion. Other sources indicate that Concepcion could have a tune-up fight in June at Chiriqui, Panama. This will Montiel’s first ring appearance since his spectacular KO victory over Japanese superstar Hozumi Hasewaga last April in Tokyo.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

WBO needs Martinez decision

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is the WBO has given a time limit of 48 hours for Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez from Argentina to decide if he’ll remain at middleweight or go back to jr middleweight. Martínez is currently WBO and WBC middleweight champion as well as WBC super welterweight champion. Martinez won the unified middleweight title in April with a unanimous decision over Kelly Pavlik in Atlantic City.



May 27th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Alfonso Gomez

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

WBC Continental Americas welterweight champion Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) of Mexico, trained by his father Alfonso Gomez, Sr. and being assisted by former junior lightweight champ Robert Garcia in Oxnard, CA, will step back into the ring on Saturday, July 17th in Mexico against an opponent yet to be determined and will headline the latest edition of “Top Rank Live” on Fox Sports en Español which is being promoted by Top Rank. In his last outing, Gomez defeated former two-time lightweight champion “El Temible” Jose Luis Castillo (60-10-1, 52 KOs), when Castillo refused to answer the bell for the start of round six on the Pacquiao vs. Clottey “The Event” undercard at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. For more details and photos click here…



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Medley/Geale/Dib back in action

Tim Barry

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world title challenger Robert Medley (27-3, 17 KOs) will be in action on Wednesday when he will clash with Sergio Aparicia (13-2, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Wollongong Entertainment Center in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. In Medley’s last start, he spotted weight when he stepped up to the middleweight poundage and extended former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine over twelve rounds in January. “Mundine can’t punch. He did not hurt me in any of the rounds,” said Medley. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

“Quest for 50″ set for Saturday

Aware of the hockey fever that has gripped the Chicago area, Hitz Boxing and the Horseshoe Casino will be broadcasting the Blackhawks’ first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on the giant jumbotron screens during this Saturday’s “Quest for 50″ professional boxing event.

While former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin goes for his 50th and possibly final victory, the Blackhawks will go for a finals victory of their own against the Philadelphia Flyers. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

UFC

Sanchez returns to roots

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

So after a whirlwind ride in 2009 that saw him drop from 170 to 155 pounds, defeat Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, and then go four-plus rounds in a lightweight championship bout with BJ Penn, Sanchez decided that home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, wasn’t just where the heart is; it’s where his future success lies. . . . Click for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



May 27th, 2010

UFC

Fertitta keynote speaker at UFC FanExpo

UFC® Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will address the thousands of fans in attendance at the second UFC FAN EXPO™ on Saturday, May 29 at 12PM PT during his keynote speech scheduled for the main stage inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Immediately following the keynote speech, Fertitta will take part in a Question and Answer session with fans.

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May 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko-Sosnowski preview

By Graham Houston

His last fight was a dreary 12-rounder, but Vitali Klitschko should be able to give a far more pleasing type of performance when he defends his heavyweight title against Albert Sosnowski in Germany on Saturday. The trouble with Klitschko’s last display was that his opponent, Kevin Johnson, came to survive, not to fight. It is difficult for anyone to look good against an opponent whom refuses to engage them in a meaningful fight in which punches are thrown on both sides. Johnson chose to cover up on the ropes, rolling with punches, always watchful of what was coming at him while doing very little punching himself. Sosnowski, though, is a boxer who can be relied upon to give a wholehearted effort. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Announcement

Mveleli Luzipho dies

By Ron Jackson

Former South African junior flyweight champion Mveleli Luzipho died at his home in Mdantsane, near East London on Wednesday after a long illness. He was 43. Luzipho who fought from 1981 to 1987 outpointed Tamsanqa Sogwe in his seventh professional fight on August 10, 1982 in Cape Town to win the South African junior flyweight title. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Returns to Seattle

By Sam DiTusa

Professional boxing has been absent in Seattle for quite some time, but new promoter Chris Jones has announced the formation of GUY Promotions to remedy that. The inaugural show is set for June 5th at the Renton Community Center in Renton, Washington — just 5 minutes south of Seattle. The card will feature Dashon Johnson (9-2-3, 4 KOs) and Skyler Thompson (11-7, 9 KOs) for the state super welterweight boxing title in the main event. Also appearing will be undefeated Seattle heavyweight Vincent Thompson, as well as middleweights Aubrey Morrow and Darren Azai. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Laura De la Torre

Three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Wednesday night at the Kãama Lounge and Supper Club in San Jose, California. A silent auction and raffle were conducted throughout the evening’s festivities with all proceeds benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Emanuel Steward and Ed Levine

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 legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and IBO President Ed Levine. 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.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Judah fights 7/16 at “The Rock”

Main Events and Super Judah Promotions have announced that a fight between Zab “Super” Judah (38-6, 26 KOs) and Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-4, 17 KOs) will take place on July 16th at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Ticket and on sale info will be released shortly.



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Burgos-Castillo presser

HG Boxing

The main participants and promoters of “Road to the Title” were present today at the final press conference that took place at the functional and modern Tecate Boxing Tour Arena, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Juan Carlos Burgos and Ricardo Castillo will face each other in a WBC featherweight eliminator and the winner will be a step closer to challenge the champion in the near future. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Announcement

Everlast at UFC FanExpo



May 26th, 2010




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