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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz 124.8 vs. Abner Mares 125.2 (vacant WBA "super" featherweight title) Hugo Ruiz 121.4 vs. Julio Cesar Ceja ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Trevor Bryan 227 vs. Derric Rossy 235.5 Juan Ubaldo Cabrera 160 vs. DeCarlo Perez 160.5 Nat Visinia 273 vs. Joey Dawejko 236.25 Venue: ...

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Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions With just days to go until their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown, Leo "El Terremoto" Santa ...

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AWE TV

Price-Harrison Presser

Price vs Harrison is LIVE on WealthTV.com Saturday at 3p ET/noon PT

Heavyweights David Price and Audley Harrison were face-to-face Wednesday at a head-to-head press conference at the Cafe Sports England in Liverpool in advance of Saturday’s showdown at the Liverpool Echo Arena, which can be seen in the U.S. on WealthTV.

Audley Harrison: I have gone full circle and my spirit is renewed for boxing. Some of the fights I lost, I was fighting the system and haven’t been able to control my emotions. The only person who can make me retire is David Price and he will have to beat me with skill and ability.

David Price: I am delighted to hear that Audley has had a good training camp and has renewed spirit because I would gain no satisfaction from beating up on him like David Haye did. I want him to come and fight and provide the fans with value for money.

The October 13 Price-Harrison event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.



October 11th, 2012


UFC

Watch UFC 153 presser

Watch the UFC 153 press conference live on Thursday, October 11 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. More

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Coming up next: UFC 153: Silva on Bonnar is live on PPV from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



October 11th, 2012

Boxing News

Unbeaten heavyweights collide in Hong Kong

By Jeffrey Pamungkas

Former Australian MMA fighter Lucas Browne (13-0, 12 KOs) will face a tough opponent from UK, Richard Towers (14-0, 11 KOs). Both undefeated heavyweight KO artists will collide at Hong Kong Convention Towers and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai, HK, on December 11 in a Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator with the winner in line to face the current heavyweight Commonwealth champion, David Price of UK.

In the co-feature, local hero Rex Tso (7-0, 4 KOs) will appear in the ring fighting for the ABCO super flyweight title and the opponent shall be announced later.

Ricky Hatton’s Hatton Promotions has established “Hatton Promotions Asia Pacific” in HK, and plans to present big events in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region on a regular basis. This event is billed as “The Road to Glory” and promises to be of the biggest boxing events ever in Hong Kong.



October 11th, 2012

Boxing News

Jorge Pazos on fighting “a proud gay man”

Featherweight Jorge Pazos (20-4, 13 KOs) arrived Wednesday at Orlando International Airport in advance of next Friday’s October 19 bout against Orlando Cruz. Cruz just last week announced he was a “proud gay man,” – the first active boxer having pronounced so, in boxing history.

“The simple fact that he declared himself a homosexual does not take anything away that he’s a great boxer. He has two hands and two legs to move around and it’s going to be a great fight,” said Pazos, from Guamuchi, Sinaloa, Mexico, who is fighting for only the second time outside his home country. More + VIDEO!!!



October 11th, 2012

AWE TV

Ramsay busy at The Bell

Stevenson vs George is LIVE on WealthTV.com Friday at 9p ET/6p PT

By Dave Spencer
Photos Herby Whyne

Trainer Mark Ramsay is in for a busy time Friday night as boxing action returns to the Bell Centre in Montreal. The chief second who is best known for his work with former world champion Jean Pascal and the man behind Antonin Decarie’s recent victory on HBO will be firing on all cylinders on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson versus Donovan George in an IBF super-middleweight elimination fight. The event will be televised in the USA on WealthTV.

While Ramsay will be able to take a seat for the main event, he is working the corners for five of the six undercard fights. FightNews caught with the busy trainer and asked what to expect Friday for all his fighters and where they stand currently. Click here for full story

The October 12th Stevenson-George event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.



October 11th, 2012

Boxing News

French prospect Djelkhir retires

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten French Junior Featherweight Khedafi Djelkir (14-0, 10 KOs), a Silver Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has decided to hang up his gloves, putting an end to what appeared to be a promising career. The 28-year-old Djelkhir declared in a statement that his decision was prompted by the dire state of professional boxing in France. “There is no TV, there are no promotors. The truth of the matter is that professional boxing is dying in France. What is therefore the purpose of training and making all kind of sacrifices if you cannot support your family and if you are not given the proper tools to succeed?” declared a dejected Khedafi. (more…)



October 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Alvarado: “I’m ready to go!”

Interview by Bill Green
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Former World Lightweight champion, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) of Oxnard, California, moves up in weight to battle Denver, Colorado’s undefeated world rated Mike “Mile High” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) for the #1 WBO Jr. Welterweight spot in what appears to be a classic slugfest. The Alvarado vs. Rios showdown will be the televised co-feature for the HBO Boxing After Dark main event involving WBC/IBF Jr Featherweight champion, Nonito “ The Filipino Flash” Donaire 29-1 (18) vs. WBC Bantamweight champion,Toshiaki Noshiaki 39-4-3 (29) at the Home Depot Center, located in Carson, California.

Fightnews sat down with Alvarado after a recent workout. (more…)



October 11th, 2012

Interview

Dorin Spivey ready for a world title shot!

By Chris Perry 

NABA Lightweight Champion Dorin Spivey returns to Atlantic City this Friday to defend his title at “Go Fight Friday Night!” promoted by Diane Fischer Cristiano of Dee Lee Promotions at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

Spivey (41-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, Virginia brought the Tropicana Showroom crowd to their feet in what many hailed as a Fight-of-the-Year candidate with a seventh round stoppage over the hardcore veteran Victor Vasquez. He hopes to do the same this Friday against “Lighting” Rod Salka (16-1-0, 3 KOs) of Bunola, Pennsylvania in the ten-round featured bout of “Go Fight Friday Night!” (more…)



October 10th, 2012

Announcement

Cartagena and Rivera headline East Coast pride

East Coast pride will be on the line at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night, October 12th, when former three-time top rated US amateur, and undefeated North Philly bantamweight sensation Philly Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (5-0, 3 KOs), faces his toughest test to date in battle-tested Jose “Chili” Rivera (3-6-2) of Brooklyn, New York in the six round bantamweight main event of the evening. (more…)



October 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Fontanez-Nater heats up

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

Hard-hitting undefeated Jeffrey “Baby” Dynamite” Fontanez (8-0, 7 KOs) made it clear that despite being only 20 years of age, he’s is ready to face the great challenges in the lightweight division. Fontanez will clash this Saturday against John Nater. “I have trained very strong for this fight. We have implemented a plan that we know we’re going to work perfectly to obtain the victory. Nater says that I haven’t had the right opponents to build up my record. Just want to let him know that he lives in wonderland when he talks about boxing, I have more than 100 amateurs fights and on Saturday night I will turn off his lights,” Fontanez stated.

While his opponent John Nater almost bends in many fights to “Baby Dynamite” with 14 pro fights and an extensive background as amateur fighter “I’m ready for Jeffrey, he thinks I’m like the other opponents he has faced, but this time he is in trouble he has no experience to face me,” said Nater. (more…)



October 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire/Nishioka; Rios/Alvarado Workouts

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Only three days remain for this weekend’s showdown’s between WBO/IBF jr. featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and WBC Diamond super bantamweight champion Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) as well as Oxnard’s Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) as he takes on Mike “Mile High” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) of Denver. The four were on hand Wednesday afternoon at Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California working out for media as they get ready for Saturday nights HBO Boxing After Dark card from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

“Expect an all action card you will see these four guys that know how to fight going at each other, it is going to be tremendous,” Arum said on the topic of Saturday’s card. (more…)



October 10th, 2012

UFC

UFC 153 open workout quotes, shots

(Photos courtesy of UFC) The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Pay-Per-View this Saturday when the world’s greatest martial artist – long-reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson “The Spider” Silva – steps up to light heavyweight to face Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar.

The three-round special attraction is the main event of UFC 153, which features six fights on the Pay-Per-View main card, including a heavyweight showdown between Brazilian icon “Minotauro” Nogueira and Dave Herman and a chance to see two of the most exciting new talents in the UFC – Glover Teixeira and Erick Silva – take on serious tests in Fábio Maldonado and Jon Fitch, respectively. (more…)



October 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Segura returns against G Donaire

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA and WBO light flyweight world champion Giovanni Segura (28-2-1, 24 KOs) will be coming back against to the Filipino Glenn “Bomber” Donaire (19-5-2, 10 KOs) on December 8 at a venue to be announced. The event will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast by Televisa. The co-main event will be the current WBF super flyweight champion Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (24-2-1, 14 KOs) against Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs). The rest of the event will be announced in the coming days.



October 10th, 2012

AWE TV

Stevenson: It is unfortunate for George because I’m hungry and I’m getting my rage on him

Stevenson vs George is LIVE on WealthTV.com Friday at 9p ET/6p PT

The main players in the opening act of the “Fast & Furious 3.0” series for the 2012-2013 season are in town for this Friday night’s (Oct. 12) event at the Bell Centre, as slugger Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs), of Longueuil, takes on brawler Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs), of Chicago, Illinois, in a fight that can be seen in the USA on WealthTV.

The winner will become the mandatory challenger to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion, Englishman Carl Froch. Stevenson returned to Montreal this past Sunday from his Detroit training camp with his cornermen, Dereck Colemon and Jayvan Hill.

“It is unfortunate for George because I’m hungry and I’m getting my rage on him,” Stevenson said. “It will hurt Friday when I am victorious. I want to dedicate this fight to my trainer, Emanuel Steward, who is still hospitalized. I know what a triumph means for my career, so my mind is totally focused on my opponent.” (more…)



October 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Potapov joins Global-Box Promotion

Photo: Global-Box Promotion

Oleg Bruskov, President of Global Box-Promotion, has reached an agreement with Fightnews.com writer and boxing commentator Alex Potapov to became development manager for Global Box-Promotion. “We have a young company, so we need young, talented and creative experts,” Bruskov said. “Alex is just what we were looking for. I have no doubt that his experience will benefit our promotional company.” (more…)



October 10th, 2012




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