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

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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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

Boxing News

N.M. boxing beat

By Chris Cozzone

Unbeaten Fernando Guerrero (18-0, 15 KOs) will be taking on “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (23-0-1, 18 KOs) as the main event on the June 25 ShoBox-televised card at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M. In the co-main of the Lou DiBella-promoted show, welterweight Lanard Lane (12-0, 7 KOs), of Philadelphia, who will take on Mike Dallas Jr. (14-0-1, 5 KOs), of Bakersfield, Calif. The card also features jr. lightweight prospect Archie Ray Marquez (10-0, 7 KOs), welter Vincent Mirabal (6-0, 1 KO), welter Josh “Pittbull” Torres (4-1-1, 3 KOs) and lightweight Fidel Maldonado (2-0, 2 KOs), all from Albuquerque.

The rubber match between former five-time champ Johnny Tapia (57-5-2, 29 KOs) and former contender Frankie Archuleta (26-7-1, 14 KOs) has been moved from June 12 to July 17, and will take place at the Ohkay Casino outside of Espanola, N.M. The two will fight for the vacant UBO featherweight trinket.



May 26th, 2010

Photo Gallery

More Vazquez-Marquez IV

Photo gallery by Chris Cozzone

Another full photo gallery from last Saturday night’s Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez IV battle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Also included is the 12-round war between Abner Mares and Yonnhy Perez. Click here for gallery



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Ferrante to face Mussachio

Dee Lee Promotions will present a fight card on June 4 in The Showroom at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. The main event features unbeaten light heavyweight Anthony ‘Boom Boom’ Ferrante (9-0, 4 KOs) against Chuck ‘The Professor’ Mussachio (15-1-2, 5 KOs) in a ten-rounder. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

UFC

Cane growing from a defeat

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

The interruption of a plan can always put the man with that plan in a miserable state of mind. It doesn’t matter whether it’s work, personal, or in a sporting life, but when you’re dealing with matters of a competitive level, be sure that someone is preparing really hard to overcome you . . . Click for more by Martins Davis, UFC



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Mboyane-Gwazele rematch

By Ron Jackson

In an eagerly anticipated rematch Klaas Mboyane defends his South African bantamweight title against Nkqubela Gwazela at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday night. The 31-year-old Gwazela (19-6, 14 KOs) was stopped in the eleventh round when he met Mboyane (13-7-2, 7 KOs) for the vacant title in August last year at the Orient Theatre. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Top Rank

Former Notre Boxing Captain and 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Mike Lee arrived in Chicago with his trainer Ronnie Shields on Tuesday night, May 25th ahead of his highly anticipated pro debut set for this Saturday night, May 29th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Lee will face Emmitt Woods in a scheduled four rounder in one of the feature bouts at TOP RANK LIVE. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman Workout Video

WBA Super Welterweight Champion Yuri Foreman works out at Gleason’s Gym on May 25, 2010. Foreman makes the first defense of his title on June 5, 2010 at Yankee Stadium against Miguel Cotto.



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing back in San Francisco

Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco when undefeated welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (12-0-1, 7 KOs) clashes with Sergio De La Torre (11-13-3, 1 KOs) at the historical Kezar Pavilion on June 1Mayfield, a three-time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion, is excited to be fighting in his hometown as he stated, “This is a dream come true for me to be fighting in San Francisco where I grew up. The City is known for having great fans. This will be the first professional boxing show at Kezar in a long time so I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for everyone in attendence.” (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Moses-Acosta meet

Undefeated WBA lightweight champion Paulus “The Hitman” Moses (25-0, 17 KOs) and WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta of Venezuela (26-3-2, 20 KOs) share a laugh today in Moses’ native Namibia. It was the first time the fighters met as they were given their physicals and the WBA rules and regulations. Moses defends his title against Acosta this Saturday May 29 at the Kalahari Sands Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia.



May 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek

“I will try something extra…”

Mike Gladysz

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk

On August 21, in the friendly confines of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where he won four consecutive times, Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KOs), top five heavyweight in the world, will be back versus Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KOs) in a fight that will be televised worldwide on pay-per-view. Why Grant? What are Adamek’s plans for the future? And what were his other options? All will be revealed in this exclusive interview with one of the most exciting heavyweights in the world. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Alekseev-Lebedev on July 17

Rolf Vennenbernd/filmograf.de

The WBO cruiserweight eliminator between Universum boxer Alexander Alekseev (19-1, 17 KOs) and his still undefeated Russian compatriot Denis Lebedev (20-0, 15 KOs) has been added to the big July 17th Unversum Champions Night in Schwerin, Germany. The winner will be the mandatory challenger of WBO champion Marco Huck. “Marco Huck is my dream opponent,” said Alekseev. “Now I’m just one step away from him. I must and will take take first hurdle Lebedev.”

Alekseev, who has lived and trained in Hamburg for three years and speaks perfect German, suffered his only defeat in an interim world championship fight against Victor Ramirez in January 2009. Formerly trained by Fritz Sdunek, Alekseev is now trained by Magomed Schaburow. “Marco Huck also lost against Cunningham,” points out Alekseev. “It’s essential that lessons be drawn from defeats. That brought me forward. I’ll prove it.”

Headlining the show at the Sport- und Kongresshalle is WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (29-0, 10 KOs) defending against Khoren Gevor (31-4, 16 KOs).



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

King inks Kotelnik

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Former WBA light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs) has signed a contract for three fights with legendary promoter Don King. Kotelnik and King finalized the deal in Lviv City, Ukraine. “I am very happy that I can work with this legendary promoter. For me it’s a step forward. Don King has accepted all of my conditions and now I will box in the USA,” Kotelnik said. He will next be in the ring in St Louis, Missouri on August 7th against WBC/IBF light welterweight champion Devon Alexander (20-0, 13 KOs). (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko, Sosnowski workout

Klitschko Management Group

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) and challenger Albert Sosnowskli (45-2-1, 27 KOs) impressed fight fans during an open workout in advance of their pay-per-view world title clash on Saturday at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. For more details and photos click here…



May 26th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Zsolt Bedak

Jose I. Perez

Unbeaten Universum promoted Zsolt Bedak (15-0, 5 KOs) of Hungary hits the mits with his trainer, former world champion Artur Grigorian, during a recent training session in Puerto Rico. Bedak will challenge WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. of Puerto Rico (18-0-1, 15 KOs) this Saturday in a 12 round world title main event. The bout will take place at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Fightnews spoke with Bedak as he is now just days aways from his career’s biggest fight to date. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Announcement

Remillard looks ahead

Photo by Emily Harney

Featherweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard served notice once again as a force in the division with a sensational knockout performance this past Saturday night, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino with a crushing fourth round stoppage of crafty southpaw Carlos Rivera.

Seizing the control from the opening bell, the 23 year old Remillard stalked and broke down Rivera over the first three rounds with devastating head shots and outstanding left hooks to the head and body. (more…)



May 26th, 2010




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