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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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Announcement

“Triple Threat” set for Saturday

TKO BOXING Promotions and Reno based “LET’S GET IT ON” Promotions join forces with LEFT HOOK LLC, to present “TRIPLE THREAT: TOMORROW’S CHAMPIONS II”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing this Saturday night, May 9th at the Sportsplex in Winchester, Virginia  . . Click here for more



May 5th, 2009


Boxing News

Captain Huck Workout!

Photos: Sauerland Event

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Marco “Captain” Huck (24-1, 19 KOs) is convinced he will make a successful – and spectacular – third defence of his European cruiserweight title when he takes on unbeaten Ukrainian Vitaliy Rusal (23-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday night. The 24-year-old only has the best memories of Bamberg. “This is the city where I made one of the best fights of my career,” Huck said during today´s public training session. “Two years ago, I defeated Vadim Tokarev despite fighting with a broken hand for the better part of the bout. My hand or my jaw might break, but my fighting spirit can never be broken. I am looking forward to a successful fight on Saturday and I will defeat Rusal.” (more…)



May 5th, 2009

Announcement

R. I. P. Benjamin Flores

Photo by Chris Cozzone  

We are sad to inform the fight community that Texas boxer Benjamin Flores (19-4, 6 KOs) passed away this morning. Flores was hospitalized following his NABF super bantamweight title fight in Dallas, against Al Seeger last Thursday. Seeger was awarded the TKO win in the eighth, and Flores was helped to his stool. Soon after, he was taken out on a stretcher, unconscious, to Parkland Hospital where he died five days later. Pictured above, Flores (right) in a 2008 fight against Vernie Torres, on the Margarito vs. Cotto undercard in Las Vegas.



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Hopoate ready for McCall!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian heavyweight champion John Hopoate (11-2, 11 KOs) will clash with former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (51-9, 36 KOs) at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on May 22nd. Hopoate, who scored a fourth round stoppage over American heavyweight Cliff Couser in March, also holds second round stoppage win over over former heavyweight contender Monte Barrett in 2007. He captured the national heavyweight crown in 2008 by stopping Bob Mirovic in nine rounds. Hopoate is 6 foot and weighs 240 pounds and was born in Tonga. McCall is 6 foot 2 inches and weighed 235 pounds for his last fight in 2007 when he dropped a decision to Juan Carlos Gomez but that same year he defeated highly regarded Sinan Samil Sam. Hopoate said. “I have been sparring with WBA#1 heavyweight Kali Meehan and Solomon Haumona. Oliver is now 44 years of age and why he may be past his prime anybody who used to be Mike Tyson’s sparring partner can obviously cop a punch. He has got ringcraft and experience but I am confident I can win this fight.” Hopoate’s trainer Dave Millward added “Hoppa is only a small fish in a big pond and if he wins he will have plenty of options presented to him.”



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Sturm vs Gevor confirmed!

Boxing Meets Motorsports

Universum Box-Promotion has confirmed that WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (32-2-1, 14 KOs) and European middleweight champion Khoren Gevor (30-3, 16 KOs) will collide on July 11th in Nürburg, Germany. The bout will take place in the new Ring Arena located at the famous Nürburgring Speedway during the weekend of the 2009 German Formula 1 Grand Prix. The card will also feature a fight for the vacant WBC interim middleweight title between #2 rated Sebastian Zbik (26-0, 10 KOs) and #1 Domenico Spada (29-1, 14 KOs). Tickets for this attractive world title twinbill go on sale Monday at boxing.de and all the regular ticket outlets.



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Tarver-Dawon: Revenge or Repeat?

Three-time light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (27-5, 19 KOs) is in his last few days of training for his title challenge of the man who dethroned him, undefeated IBF/IBO world champion Chad Dawson (27-0, 17 KOs). The rematch takes place on Saturday at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. “Dawson’s a young lion and he had a high work rate during our first fight,” said Tarver. “I missed a few times with my power shot but that’s what it is, it’s a game of inches. But I always learn from my losses, and as Roy Jones, Glen Johnson, and Eric Harding will tell you, I never lose twice to the same man. Dawson will learn that lesson too on May 9.” For his part, Dawson stated “Winning my first world title was a career highlight, but beating Tarver last year was a personal joy, one I look forward to repeating on May 9. I’ve beaten the best in my division. I am the king of the light heavyweights.”



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Ward-Miranda undercard!

Andre Ward (18-0, 12 KOs) faces Edison Miranda (32-3, 28 KOs) in a highly anticipated main event, but the Saturday, May 16 fight card at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. will also feature an outstanding undercard that includes unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada, fast-rising junior lightweight prospect John Molina, Jr., and 2000 U.S. Olympic Games silver medalist Ricardo Williams. (more…)



May 5th, 2009

UFC

This Manny is aiming at P4P WEC king!

Since launching his professional career in 1999, Manny Gamburyan has found himself constantly facing the same obstacle. Standing 5’5″ and sporting a compact frame, the Armenian fighter has almost always faced a disadvantage when it comes to size. With no choice but to fight at the 155-pound mark and above, Gamburyan had to learn to fight foes that were much taller and longer. (more…)



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Gesta-Hernandez in San Diego!

By Felipe Leon

Offering a new twist to the San Diego boxing scene, newly minted Rogue Boxing Promotions is proud to announce their inaugural fight card on Thursday, May 21st. Aptly named “Havoc at the Hard Rock”, the five bout fight card will be held at the open air Woodstock Terrace of the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. “My team as well as myself are very excited to bring a Las Vegas-type boxing atmosphere to San Diego,” lead promoter for Rogue Boxing Derek Pierce states. “I am confident that all those who attend our show will leave with a new idea about what local boxing should be about.” In the featured bout of the evening undefeated lightweight Filipino sensation Mercito Gesta (14-0-1, 5KO) puts his perfect record on the line against Tijuana’s 2008 Prospect of the year, the always tough Alain “Konan” Hernandez (14-7-2, 7KO) in a much anticipated eight rounder. (more…)



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Edouard returns June 12!

Square Ring will present WBA #9 middleweight, WBC #14 super welterweight Daniel “Haitian Sensation” Edouard (21-2-2, 12 KOs) in a main event bout against Dumont Welliver (18-18-1, 6 KOs) on June 12th at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon. “I feel that winning produces results and I have positioned myself on the edge of contention and hope that continued success will result in a title challenge,” said Edouard.



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Sturm vs Gevor?

It is being reported in Germany that WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (32-2-1, 14 KOs) and European middleweight champion Khoren Gevor (30-3, 16 KOs) will collide on July 11th in Nürburg, Germany. No contract has been signed, but both fighters have agreed to the showdown. Both Sturm and Gevor fight out of the Universum stable.



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

PR Best eyes 5th champ!

Photo: Juan Luis Martínez / Primera Hora

Photo: Juan Luis Martínez / Primera Hora

By Lee Bates

Puerto Rico has a long tradition of producing world champions in boxing. That tradition is continuing with PR Best Boxing Promotions( Ivan & Peter Rivera) based in Puerto Rico. They currently have four WBO world champions which include Ivan ‘Iron Boy’ Calderon (108lbs), Jose ‘Carita’ Lopez (115lbs), Juan Manuel’ Juanma’ Lopez (122lbs), and Ramon ‘Rocky’ Martinez (130lbs). The Rivera brothers are now looking to add a fifth world champion to their roster next month in former world champion Eric Morel whom they promote. Morel will challenge WBO batamweight champion Fernando Montiel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 27th. Should Morel be successful they would crown their third world champion in three months. Note: Juan Manuel Lopez is co-promoted with Top Rank.



May 5th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mtagwa out brawls Medina!

By Kurt Wolfheimer

The fans of the Legendary Blue Horizon on Friday night were once again treated to a Rogers “The Tiger” Mtagwa war as he battled tooth and nail over ten rounds with 38 year old featherweight Ricardo “El Rayo” Medina which entertained everyone throughout. Mtagwa fresh off a come from behind 10th round knockout of Tomas Villa, eventually overpowered the Mexican warrior to capture the ten round unanimous decision victory. In the co-feature of the evening, welterweight Kaseem Wilson shocked Louie Leija, dropping him once before scoring a technical knockout just sixty six seconds into the fight. The eight bout card was promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions Inc. in association with Joe Hand Promotions. (more…)



May 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Valero denies Prescott fight!

By Flattop

WBC lightweight champion Edwin Valero (25-0, 25 KOs) has denied that he will fight contender Breidis Prescott on July 25th. “No one from Top Rank has discussed me fighting (Breidis) Prescott or me fighting on July 25th,” stated Valero. “The first time that I learned of the Prescott fight was when someone in my camp informed me that the fight was listed on the internet.” Valero had hoped for a unification megafight with WBO and WBA lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez but Marquez was recently announced as the foe for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his July 18th comeback. “I only want to fight big names for big money,” outlined Valero. “A fight with (J.M.) Marquez for all of the titles would have been a big fight for big money but the fight is no longer possible. Prescott is not a big name and a fight with Prescott is not a big money fight.” Valero’s manager Jose Castillo outlined several possible challengers to his fighter, including Joel Casamayor, Zorrita Soto, Urbano Antillon or Juan Diaz. “I will fight anybody but the money has to be right,” stated Valero.



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Abregu-Garcia!

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


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Welterweight Luis Carlos Abregu seems as though he likes to play with fire based on his last two outings in the ring. Luckily on Friday night, he had his knockout power to save the day. Having been dropped twice at the hands of Irving Garcia, Abregu survived and eventually stopped Garcia in the fourth round before a boisterous crowd of 1,350 at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. The bout headlined a seven-bout “ShoBox: The New Generation” card, presented by Gary Shaw Productions.
Prior to the Garcia bout, Abregu drew criticisms for his less-than-stellar performance in December against David Estrada in December. Abregu tired late in the 10 round fight before escaping with a split-decision victory. (more…)



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

NJACB rejects Camacho!

New Jersey Athletic Control Board commissioner Aaron Davis has pulled the plug on Saturday’s scheduled fight between Hector Camacho Sr. and Yory Boy Campas at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. The bout was to have been presented on pay-per-view. “Hector was a legendary fighter who will also go down as one of the most flamboyant fighters in the sport. It is with the utmost respect for him that I have declined to approve the fight,” New Jersey Athletic Control Board commissioner Aaron Davis told the Press of Atlantic City.



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz!

Superstar Manny Pacquiao is heading home for a hero’s welcome in the Philippines. He, wife Jinky, and Team Pacquiao will depart from Los Angeles on Wednesday. Pacquiao will return to the USA in June, first at the Boxing Writer Association of America awards dinner in New York City on Friday, June 12. Pacquiao will receive the 2008 ‘Fighter of the Year’ award and chief trainer Freddie Roach will be honored as the ‘Trainer of the Year.’ The next night Pacquiao will be at ringside to watch the Miguel Cotto vs. Joshua Clottey world welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden.
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Hard-punching middleweight Matt Korobov, 5-0 with five KOs, of Orokutan, Russia will be on the Cotto vs. Clottey fight card at Madison Square Garden on June 13. Korobov stopped Anthony Bartinelli on the Pacquiao vs Hatton card on Saturday night. Korobov is managed by Cameron Dunkin.
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Former featherweight world champion Orlando Salido of Mexico will be in the main event on Top Rank’s fight card at the Star of the Desert Arena inside of Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada on Saturday, May 16. Salido will box 10 rounds. USA Olympian Vanes Martirosyan, reunited with trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood, will be in a 10-round super welterweight bout. Tickets are $75, $50, $35, $20 and are available at the Star of the Desert Arena box office. The first bell will be 6 pm and the live telecast on Azteca America begins at 7:00 pm.



May 4th, 2009

Feature Story

Full Report: Lange-Houghtaling!

By Joe Gradowski and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

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From the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, ICE Promotions brought on an incredible night of boxing with eight showdowns of fast-swinging, bone-jarring action. The main event of the night saw Jimmy Lange (152 lbs) from Great Falls, VA duke it out with Frank Houghtaling (150 lbs) of Albany, NY for the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight championship. Lange unleashed a tidal wave of devastating hooks that floored Houghtaling in the first round and nearly put him down in the second round. Lange remained the aggressor all the way into round four. At one point, Houghtaling accidentally put Lange into a headlock but was shocked when Lange popped him square in the eye. Lange remained a stalker to Houghtaling, landing multiple shots to the head, leading to a surprise knockout at the end of round six. Jimmy Lange is now the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight Champion and has a record of 30-3-2, 21 KO’s. Houghtaling, who announced his retirement shortly after the bout, has a record of 19-16-5, four KO’s. (more…)



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Tye Fields returns June 20!

6’8, 270lb heavyweight Tye “Big Sky” Fields (41-2, 37 KOs) faces Nicolai Firtha (16-5-1, 7 KOs) on June 20, 2009 at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The bout will be a twelve rounder for the vacant WBA Native American heavyweight championship. This is the first boxing card at the River Cree Resort and Casino presented by Big Sky Promotion, an Edmonton-based boxing promotional company. “I’m excited about this fight for a lot of reasons,” said the 34-year-old Fields, who was born in Missoula, Montana, and had been living in Las Vegas, Nev., the past seven years. “This is my first fight since my family and I moved to Edmonton,” continued Fields. “This is my first fight under my own promotional company and this is my first fight towards my goal of a world championship bout.” (more…)



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto Camp Update!

Champ having great camp with new trainer
Photo: Team Cotto

Photo: Team Cotto

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 KOs), is training hard for the title unification match that’ll take place on Madison Square Garden on June 13, when he’ll meet IBF champ Joshua Cottley (35-2, 20 KOs). “I have enough of a professional mind to get over past problems and focus on winning the bout over Cottley,” said Cotto, who decided to train in Tampa to get away from the distractions that might crop up with his training in Puerto Rico. He also assured he’s feeling very comfortable with his new trainer, Joe Santiago, and confident in winning. Santiago has been in his corner for over eight years. This will be the fourth time in five years that the champ will fight on the eve of the Puerto Rican day Parade.



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Barthelemy headlines May 15!

Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Yan Barthelemy returns on May 15th at the Mahi Shrine Coliseum in Miami, Florida. Barthelemy (7-1) will take on veteran Angel Priolo (30-7, 20 KOs) for the WBC Latino bantamweight title. In the co-feature, undefeated Tony Roman (10-0) will face undefeated Kendall Mena (13-0) for the WBO Latino welterweight title. Also on the card will be heavyweight Henry Fuentes (8-0), 3-time Golden Glove champ Xavier Burgoss (1-0) and popular veteran Hicklet Lau. Tickets are $25 and $75. Doors open at 7PM.



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Moreno road trip continues!

"Chemito" vs Monshipour on July 4

By Robert Coster

WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will make his fourth title defense against former WBA 122lb champion Mahyar Monshipour of France. The fight will be held in Monshipour’s hometown of Poitiers on July 4th. An agreement was reached by both parties soon after Moreno’s successful title defense against ex-champ Wladimir Sidorenko in Germany. “It should a very interesting clash of styles,” declared boxing manager Jacques Deschamps who brokered the deal, “Moreno is a southpaw stylist while Mahyar is a brawler who puts on relentless pressure.” Champion Moreno (25-1-1, 8 KOs) says he looks forward to facing the French-Iranian idol and doesn’t mind fighting in his opponent’s hometown. “I fought Sidorenko twice in his homebase in Germany. I don’t let partisan fans get under my skin,” stated Moreno. For his part, Monshipour (31-3-2, 21 KOs) will attempt, at age 34, to become the first Frenchman to be a two-division champion. “I am elated by the prospect of making history for my adopted homeland. I was happy to meet Moreno personally and the meeting was very friendly. Of course, come July 4th, we will be both looking to win and there can only be one winner,” said Monshipour.



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in New Orleans!

By Damien St. Pierre

Les Bonano and The Fight Guys, LLC are back with this Friday night at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana with “Brawlin In Nawlins”. Eight bouts are scheduled for this event including five professional boxing matches. An interesting ten round main event will feature former IBA Continental champion and local New Orleans, Louisiana native Ron “The Cobra” Weaver (29-17-2, 22 KOs) fighting for the first time since November 2005 and the first time at home since 2002. Weaver will face a tough test in undefeated Cut and Shoot, Texas native Alphonso Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs). This will be the 26-year-old Lopez’s first scheduled ten rounder. (more…)



May 4th, 2009

Preview

Ward: “Miranda is a Bully!”

Press Conference Report by Victor Perea
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

Photo: ‘Big’ Joe Miranda

Photo: ‘Big’ Joe Miranda

Saturday morning, before most fight fans in town rolled out of bed in preparation for the super showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton, members of the media sat down for a roundtable discussion with the undefeated NABO super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G” Ward (18-0, 12 KOs) along with his promoter Dan Goosen inside the Central Park room at the New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ward spoke about his preparation and anticipation for his May 16th date with Columbian contender Edison “Pantera” Miranda (32-3, 28 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The fight card, which is being promoted by Dan Goosen of Goosen Tutor Promotions, will also feature unbeaten lightweight John Molina (16-0, 12 KOs) against a fighter yet to be announced. (more…)



May 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Voodoo Gloves Inks First Fighters!

Former Champ Becomes Manager!

Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell’s Voodoo Gloves management company has announced the signings of its first fighters. Managerial contracts were executed this past week with Ft. Myers, Florida brothers Marcus and Quinton Willis. Marcus Willis (2-0) campaigns at middleweight, while older brother Quinton Willis (2-0) campaigns at jr. middleweight. “I’ve known these boys and their pops for a long time, and I’m proud to have them sign with me,” said an elated Campbell. “They have the most important ingredient in making the kind of fighter I want to represent. They are hungry, and they can flat-out fight.” In addition to the Willis brothers, Campbell has three more signings pending at the moment. “I will be making more announcements next week about additional fighters that I am signing, and what my plans are for them. Most importantly, anyone that signs with me knows that they are going to have to fight for real. I don’t believe in having a kid fight 15 or 20 dummies just to build their record. You never develop as a fighter that way. I’d much rather have a kid take a loss or 2 early on, but develop his craft along the way, instead of building him to 25-0 against nobodies and he still can’t even spell fight.”



May 4th, 2009

Full Report

Pacquiao-Hatton: Full report!

Pacquiao pounds and grounds Hatton for pound-for-pound throne!

Ringside by Victor Perea & Andreas Hale
Photography by Chris Cozzone

img_20The tickets were sold, the celebrities seated, the popcorn was made and the beer was a plenty. When the pride of Manchester England Ricky “Hitman” Hatton entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night to defend his title against Filipino fan favorite Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the match was set for one of the most legitimately anticipated, super showdowns in boxing.

Unfortunately, for the defending IBO light welterweight champion, the time spent listening to three beautiful national anthems was longer than the time spent defending his title, although the first 30 seconds did not seem that way.

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May 3rd, 2009

Full Report

‘Taylor-made’ kayo!

img_26By Kurt Wolfheimer ar ringside, photos by Gary Sarti

Hometown favorite Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (8-0-1, 4 KOs) successfully defended his WBF All Americas cruiserweight title with a convincing seventh round knockout of gritty Philadelphian Simon “One Punch” Carr (5-4-1, 3 KOs) before over 1,200 of his fans at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena on Saturday night . . . Click here for more



May 3rd, 2009

Full Report

Pacquiao: ‘Just lucky!’

cozzone_postfight_pacquiao-hatton0004Post-fight report and photos by Chris Cozzone

On the same day that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. came out of retirement to reclaim his retired crown of pound-for-pound king, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao slipped it safely out of reach by doing in two rounds, what had taken Mayweather ten.

Last night, before a sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Pacquiao (48-3-2, 37 KOs) secured his right to call himself the boxing’s pound-for-pound champion by knocking out Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KOs) at 2:59 of round two.

“He’s still a good fighter,” a humble Pacquiao said of Hatton at the post-fight press conference . . . Click here for full story



May 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Moreno, Sidorenko comments!

Photos: Eroll Popova

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“We had prepared very intensely and wanted to prevent a close result and win. We have done this,” said WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo Moreno after his split decision win over former champion Wladimir Sidorenko on Saturday night. “I am very satisfied. Wladimir fought hard – if it is wished, I’m open to a third fight!” Trainer Michael Timm represented the deeply disappointed Sidorenko at the press conference: “Moreno had to show something and for me he didn’t win the fight. Wladimir made the fight and won clearly. He hunted Moreno around the ring and Moreno was only in reverse gear. I can’t add any more – we are very disappointed!” (more…)



May 3rd, 2009

Boxing Result

Lange defeats Houghtaling!

Photo: Mike Greenhill

Photo: Mike Greenhill

By Joe Gradowski and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Full report and more photos to come
Great Falls, VA junior middleweight Jimmy Lange won the second regional title of his career, stopping Frank Houghtaling of Albany, NY at the end of the fifth round to win the WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight title at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Lange, who previously held the WBC Continental Americas title, came out more aggressively firing punches in the first round and dropping Houghtaling with strong body shots. Lange maintained his domination with a crisp jab, eventually causing a cut around Houghtaling ‘s eye that bothered him to the point that he couldn’t come out for the sixth round. Lange’s record rises to 30-3-2, 21 KO’s while Houghtaling, who announced his retirement after the bout, falls to 19-16-5, four KO’s.



May 3rd, 2009

Boxing Result

Pacquiao annihilates Hatton!

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Photos by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale at ringside

_coz0795bThere’s no question who is #1 pound for pound. Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) destroyed IBO light welterweight Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hatton came out aggressively but was dropped by twice by Pacquiao in round one. In round two, Pacquiao dropped Hatton for the count with a left to the chin. Time was 2:59. Hatton was down for several minutes.



May 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Early results from Las Vegas!

By Andreas Hale at ringside

WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto (48-7-2, 31 KOs) defended his title with a ninth round knockout over Benoit Gaudet (20-2, 7 KOs). Soto dropped Gaudet in round one, and then floored Gaudet twice in the ninth round. Referee Jay Nady called a halt at 2:25 after the third knockdown.
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Rising middleweight star and one of boxing’s hottest prospects, Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (16-0, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Mike Walker (19-1-2, 12 KOs). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
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Former two-time world amateur champion and Russian Olympian Matt Korobov (5-0, 5 KOs) demolished Anthony Bartinelli (20-13-2, 13 KOs), scoring a second round TKO in a middleweight. Korobov dropped Bartinelli in the second and got the stoppage with his follow up attack. Time was 2:15.
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Jr middleweight Erislandy Lara (5-0, 3 KOs) easily outpointed Chris Gray (11-8) 40-36 on all cards. Lara is a former world amateur champion.
Off TV Results:
Matthew Hatton W8 Ernesto Zepeda (welterweight)
Mike Alvarado W8 Juaquin Gallardo (welterweight)
Abner Mares TKO6 Jonathan Perez (super bantamweight)
Bernabe Concepcion W6 Yogli Herrera (featherweight)
Omar Chavez TKO2 Tyler Ziolowski (welterweight)
Joe Murray W4 Missael Nunez (featherweight)



May 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Taylor KOs Carr!

By Kurt Wolfheimer ar ringside

Unbeaten cruiserweight Andres Taylor (8-0-1, 4 KOs) scored a seventh round knockout over Simon Carr (5-4-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Taylor dropped Carr once in the fourth round and twice in the seventh before the bout was halted at 1:56. Taylor defended his WBF All-Anmerican belt.
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Jr middleweight contender Anthony Thompson (24-3, 18 KOs) needed just 1:53 to annihilate Luis Lopez (14-15-1). Lopez was down three times. The card was promoted by Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions.



May 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Clark, Karpency Victorious!

Former WBC#1 lightweight contender Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (38-5-1) was impressive in stopping Chris Overbey (9-12-1) Friday night at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. From the onset, Clark used lightning fast combinations to overwhelm his opponent. After dropping Overbey in the second, Clark continued to display superior skills before referee Pete McGinley called a halt to the action at 2:49 of the fourth round.
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In the co-feature, WBC#34 and WBA Fedecentro light heavy champ, Tommy Karpency (17-1-1) won a unanimous decision over veteran Eric Howard (11-16). Karpency had Howard down in the first, fifth and sixth rounds of the one-sided yet spirited fight. (more…)



May 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Williams, Moore, Munroe retain titles!

By Alexey Sukachev

Europe’s super bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe (19-1, 8 KOs) added the vacant Commonwealth belt to his list of trophies with a hard-fought unanimous decision over rugged Ghanaian banger Isaac Nettey (with a reported record of 18-6-1, 11 KOs, and with the confirmed record of 3-2-1, 1 KO). Scores were 120-109 and 119-110 (twice), what doesn’t really reflect the competitiveness of the fight. Munroe is ranked #4 by the WBC, #5 by the WBA and the IBF, and #11 by the WBO.
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Coming back after the devastating loss to Albert Sosnowski last November, Danny Williams (41-7, 31 KOs) barely retained his British heavyweight crown after the twelve-round split decision over fellow countryman John McDermott (25-5, 16 KOs) with the scores 116-111, 116-111 and 113-115. After an ugly foul-fest in the first half of the fight, dominated by Williams, McDermott came back strong in rounds seven and eight to rock his off-balanced foe during the wild brawl. He managed to keep his tempo till the end of the contest, dealing his share of punishment to the reigning champion and trying his best to avoid Williams’ return fire. However, Danny’s experience and his left jab were key factors for his final success in the fight. Both pugilists were deducted one point each for the excessive use of their elbows in the third round, and Williams also lost a point on constant holding three rounds after that.
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Power-punching European junior middleweight champion Jamie Moore (32-3, 23 KOs) made a highlight reel of his optional defense against hugely overmatched Ukrainian Roman Dzuman (23-7-1, 10 KOs) tonight at Crowtree Leisure Centre in Sunderland, England. Moore started to dominate light-hitting Dzuman from the very beginning of the contest. In the second round, Moore, who is ranked #6 by the WBC, put his Ukrainian opponent down with the thunderous left hook to the liver and finished him seconds later with the same body punch. Time of the stoppage was 1:11. (more…)



May 2nd, 2009




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