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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer

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Boxing News

Francisco, Nunez clash Saturday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBA #3 super flyweight Drian Francisco (18-0-1, 14 KOs) of the Philippines will clash with WBA #2 Ricardo Nunez (17-1, 15 KOs) of Panama over twelve rounds in a WBA elimination bout at the Ynares Sports arena in Metro Manila, Philippines on Saturday. Francisco scored the best win of his career in October 2009 when he scored a ten round technical knockout over former world champion Roberto Vasquez. Nunez has lost only one contest back in 2008 when William De Sousa stopped him in round one. (more…)



April 12th, 2010



Late Result

Evans crushes Chule

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Rising Philly featherweight prospect, “Pretty Boy” Coy Evans (8-0-1, 2KO’s) looked spectacular on Friday night at the Arena in South Philadelphia PA, scoring a destructive third round knockout of experienced Kenyan, Morris Chule (11-11-2, 8KO’s) in the eight round main event of the evening. Unfortunately on the undercard, several bouts fell out at the last moment so fans were unable to see the likes of undefeated middleweight prospect Derrick Webster (5-0, 4KO’s) and the ever popular Olivia “The Great” Fonseca (3-2-2, 2KO’s). However, former amateur standout Keenan Smith stepped in admirably in scoring a one sided four round unanimous decision over fellow Philly super featherweight, Luis “Smurf” Esquilin (1-4-1), in his professional debut. The four bout card was promoted by Greg Robinson in association with the River Edge Beverage Company. (more…)



April 11th, 2010

Feature Story

Holyfield to fight on

Postfight report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield said he would again become world champion. He fulfilled that promise by stopping World Boxing Federation champion Frans Botha in front of just over 3,000 cheering fans at the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas.

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but for Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield his TKO victory over Botha not only earned him the WBF title, it also meant that Holyfield’s boxing career isn’t quite over yet . . . click here for more



April 11th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Melligen-Gonzalez

Ringside by Chris Cozzone
Photos by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

Mexican welterweight champ Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez had promised to exact vengeance for the many losses Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao had wreaked upon his fellow countrymen. But last night at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Gonzalez was forced to eat, both, his words, and an unhealthy serving of “Melligen stew.”

Making his mark upon the welterweight division, and his iron-chinned opponent, “Mighty” Mark Melligen grilled, double-baked and roasted Gonzalez through ten rounds for a shutout decision . . . Click here for more



April 11th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Holyfield vs. Botha

Ringside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Forty-seven-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield looked as if he had no business in a boxing ring for five-and-a-half rounds against South African Frans Botha.

Then, all of a sudden, the “Real Deal” found the fountain of youth and tore into the “White Buffalo” to earn the World Boxing Federation title with a crowd-pleasing eighth round TKO victory in front of just over 3,000 fans at the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



April 11th, 2010

Boxing News

Corey Spinks arrested

IBF junior middleweight champion Corey Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs) was arrested early Saturday morning in Vero Beach, Florida on charges of misdemeanor DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He posted bond and was released around 1PM Saturday afternoon. The champion, whom police say currently weighs 185lbs, is due to return to court on May 11.



April 11th, 2010

UFC

Silva retains, Edgar upsets Penn

Photo courtesy of Josh Hedges/UFC

Results by Anthony Springer Jr.

Anderson “The Spider” Silva retained his title, defeating Demian Maia via unanimous decision. The uneventful contest, which drew boos from the crowd, also drew a post-fight apology from Silva.  “I apologize to everybody. I don’t know what got into me,” he said.

Frankie Edgar found an “Answer” for “The Proidigy,” snaring the UFC lightweight title from BJ Penn via unanimous decision. The bout was largely waged on the feet as the crafty Edgar used head movement and fast feet to keep the previously unstoppable Penn off balance. The judges scored the bout 50-45, 48-47 and 49-46. (more…)



April 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Mijares edges Arce

Luis Carlos Soto/Zanfer

In a WBC bantamweight eliminator, former world champion Cristian Mijares (39-6-2, 17 KOs) won a controversial split decision over Francisco “Panchito” Arce (30-6-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Durango, Durango, Mexico. It was a foul-filled fight with Arce ahead on two cards after eight rounds. Mijares closed strong to get the split nod.
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In a flyweight bout, former world title challenger Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (31-5-1, 24 KOs) TKO’d Cupul Faustino (23-3, 16 KOs) in the third round. Click here for more photos…



April 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Holyfield stops Botha in 8th

Thomas & Mack Center

Photo by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com

By Andreas Hale at ringside

47-year-old, four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over 41-year-old Frans Botha (47-5-3, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Botha did well early but Holyfield came on in round six, hurt Botha in the seventh, knocked Botha down in the eighth and referee Russell Mora stopped it moments later. Time was :55. With the win Holyfield claims Botha’s WBF heavyweight belt.

“He is a very good defensive fighter,” Holyfield said after the fight. “He’s a smart fighter, too. His right hand had a lot of power and he’s also a very quick big man. I gave myself a 7. I can get better. I’d been off a long time and I know I can get better. I want to come back very soon.” Botha remarked, “Evander is a great fighter. He capitalized on my mistakes. I thought I had him going early. I have to go home and sit down with my team.” More results…



April 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Berto stops Quintana

Caballero victorious against Yordan

Photo: Scott Foster

WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (26-0, 20 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over former WBO champ Carlos Quintana (27-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Berto was too fast and strong for the game Quintana and referee Tommy Kimmons waved it off after a sustained barrage by Berto. Time was 2:16. Kimmons deducted a point from Quintana in round three for a rabbit punch. The card was billed as “Fighting for Haiti” with a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold going to benefit those affected by the recent earthquake in Berto’s native Haiti.
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Scott Foster

Earlier, WBA junior featherweight champion Celestino Caballero (34-2, 23 KOs) moved up to featherweight to dominate previously unbeaten WBA #2 contender Daud Yordan (25-1, 19 KOs). Caballero, trained by Jeff Mayweather, dropped Yordan at the end of round two and dominated the fight, tripling the punch output of Yordan en route to a twelve round unanimous decision by scores of 119-108, 120-107, 118-108. Caballero wins the vacant WBA interim featherweight title.



April 11th, 2010

Boxing Result

Estrada batters Lora

Big Joe Miranda

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Former world title challenger David Estrada (24-6, 15 KOs) showed he’s still a contender by punishing previously unbeaten welterweight Orlando Lora (26-1-1, 18 KOs) over eight rounds on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California. Estrada simply put a beating on Lora, who was stepping up in class. Lora’s corner pulled their man out after round eight.
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Super bantamweight Leo Miranda (25-2, 24 KOs) came in at late notice and scored a sixth round KO over Andre Wilson (11-4-1, 9 KOs). A left hook finished Wilson at :43.
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Jr middleweight Angel Osuna (4-2-1, 2 KOs) overwhelmed previously unbeaten Ruben Rivera (4-1-1, 3 KOs). The bout was waved off after 93 seconds. For more details and photos click here…



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Melligan dominates Gonzalez

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Photo by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

By Chris Cozzone at ringside

Welterweight Mark Melligen (18-2, 13 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Norberto Gonzalez (18-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Melligan was the aggressor for much of the fight and came away with a 100-90 win on all cards.
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Unbeaten featherweight Diego Magdalano (15-0, 3 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Manny Perez (14-6-1, 2 KOs) by scores of 99-91, 100-90, 97-93.
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In other off-TV action, former title challenger Lamont Peterson (28-1, 14 KOs) stopped Detroit’s Damien Fuller (30-7-1, 14 KOs) at 1:10 of round seven. Former amateur standout Jose Benavidez (4-0, 4 KOs), of Phoenix, stopped Scott Paul (5-5, 1 KO), at 1:30 of round two. Las Vegas super lightweight Anthony Lenk (7-1, 4 KOs) TKO’d Wilson Rivera (3-4, 1 KO) at 1:19 of round three.



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Off-TV results from the Hard Rock

Ringside by Chris Cozzone

Off-TV from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas:

Opening up the show, Japan light heavyweight Hiromitsu Miura (1-0) made his pro debut by defeating Denver’s Isaac Atencio (2-3-1, 2 KOs) with a unanimous decision, scores of 39-37 twice and 40-36.
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In a six-round heavyweight bout, Russian Vladimir Tereshkin (13-0-1, 7 Kos) had to settle for a shutout decision over wily Joseph Rabotte (7-12, 3 KOs), of Myrtle Beach, S.C..
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In a six-round super lightweight bout, Cleveland’s Cortez Bey (8-1-1, 4 KOs) and Marcos Herrera (5-1-1, 1 KO), of Brighton, Colo., fought to a majority draw, scores of 57-57 twice and 58-56 for Bey.



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Sifama wins vacant SA title

By Ron Jackson

Xola Sifama knocked out Anele Makhwelo at 55 seconds into the sixth round to win the vacant South African flyweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa on Friday night. This was a slam-bang affair that had the fans on the edge of their seats throughout with action that swayed from one boxer to other, until Sifama overwhelmed Makhwelo in the sixth round to score a knockout. Makhwelo possibly edged two of the first five rounds with some slick boxing and appeared to be getting on top before he deicide to slug it out with the rugged and stronger Sifama. Makhwelo’s record dropped to 10-1, with four knockouts, and Sifama improved his record to 8-2-1; 4. The referee Siya Vabaza erred as Sifama’s final right to the head came when Makwhelo was kneeling on the canvas. She also picked up the count immediately without sending Sifama to the neutral corner. The tournament was presented by Siphatho Handi of Mamli Promotions.



April 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Edison Miranda Update

Big Joe Miranda

After what is being called ‘a perfect training camp’, Edison Pantera Miranda will be traveling to Canada on Monday to challenge Lucian Bute for the IBF Super Middleweight championship of the world. The fight will take place on April 17th in Montreal, and HBO will be televising the action live. “My training for this fight was as smooth as any fight I’ve ever trained for. I’ve sparred more rounds and worked harder than any previous fight. I am also more focused than ever before. I have put myself in the best possible position to leave Montreal with the belt – both physically and mentally.” (more…)



April 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Margarito, Rios roadwork

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

Former three-time world champion, Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs) continues his preparations along side NABF lightweight champion “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 18 KOs) both being trained by former junior lightweight champ, Robert Garcia. Margarito will step back into the ring on Saturday, May 8th in Aguascalientes, Mexico and will headline Latin Fury 14 against Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (28-2, 21 KOs) while Rios will take on Urbano Antillon (27-1, 20 KOs) in the co-feature bout. Latin Fury 14 will be shown live on pay-per-view and is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate. Click here for more photos…



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Pryor stops Gould

Photo: Dave Garot

By Dave Garot at ringside

After suffering defeats in two of his last three fights, Aaron Pryor Jr. (168 lbs) of Cincinnati, OH survived a shaky seventh round to come out strong in the eighth round opening a cut on Kendall Gould’s (170 lbs) of West Allis, WI left eyelid prompting Gould’s manager Israel Acosta the jump onto the ring apron to save his fighter from any further punishment, forcing the referee to stop the fight at 1:15 of the eighth and final round in the main event of the “Showdown in O Town” held in the Three Clans Ballroom of the Oneida Casino Friday evening. Pryor improved his record to 13-2, while Gould dropped to 12-15-1. Click here for a full report and more photos.



April 10th, 2010

Announcement

Arthur Mercante passes

Ed Mulholland

Legendary Hall of Fame referee Arthur Mercante passed away at his home this morning. Arthur was ninety (90) years of age. Mercante refereed many of the biggest championhip fights including the “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971. He will be waked at the Fairchild F. H. in Garden City, N.Y. Dates and times not as yet known. He is survived by his Wife Gloria and sons, James, Glenn, Arthur and Thomas.



April 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Audley speaks after dramatic KO

"The best punch I’ve ever thrown"

Lawrence Lustig

Heavyweight Audley Harrison saved his boxing career with a sensational last-round knockout to win the vacant European heavyweight title on Friday night in London. Harrison, who suffered a ripped tendon in his right shoulder in the second round, fought most of his fight against Michael Sprott using only one hand. Despite trailing and being two minutes away from a career-ending defeat, Harrison knocked out Sprott with a sensational left hook.

“My career was on the line so losing wasn’t an option,” said the 38-year-old Harrison. “I had to find a way to win and I knew the left would be the one that gets him. When it landed I just walked away because I knew it was over. It’s definitely the best punch I’ve ever thrown, especially in those circumstances, but it would’ve knocked out anyone – including the Klitschkos. It was championship-winning material. It was a Hail Mary of a punch that would’ve taken out any heavyweight in the world.” (more…)



April 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Valero in more trouble

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten two-division world champion Edwin Valero was involved in a traffic accident and a police chase on Friday in Mérida, Venezuela. There were no injuries but Valero, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, fled the scene of the accident. He was taken home by police. He later said that he fled because he felt harassed by the media and the general public. “I reacted as anyone reacts to this situation,” he stated. The champ promised to take care of the expenses of the other driver. Valero had been scheduled to leave later that day to Cuba with his wife, two children, trainer Mario Morales and adviser Segundo Lujano, where he would begin a rehabilitation program after recognizing his problems with alcohol and drugs. He had just been released Thursday after 14 days of rehab following another incident. Authorities are now reconsidering whether or not they should send Valero to Cuba for further rehab.



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Maxwell stuns Ellis

Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In an upset, hard punching Steve Maxwell (7-3, 5 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout over Heath Ellis (12-2-1, 6 KOs) to capture the IBF Pan Pacific welterweight crown at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Ellis boxed skillfully in the early rounds using clever footwork to evade the power shots of the aggressive Tasmanian 147 pounder. In round four Maxwell found the range and exploded a hard left hook off the Melbourne boxer’s jaw that dropped him on the canvas and referee Ignatius Missailidis crowned Maxwell the new IBF regional champion. Time 1:19. For more details and photos click here…



April 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Di Luisa stops Cocco

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

Rising italian boxing star, the undefeated supermiddleweight Andrea Di Luisa (8-0, 8 KOs) became the new National 168 lbs champion Friday night at the PalaMalè in Viterbo, Italy, after scoring a spectacular first round TKO over co-challenger and former kick boxing superstar Roberto Cocco (10-5, 5 KOs). (more…)



April 10th, 2010

UFC

Silva takes on Maia

UFC 112 is on PPV TONIGHT @ 10p ET/7p PT

How quickly the tide can turn in the ever-fickle world of mixed martial arts. In the case of Anderson Silva, all it took was three minutes and 23 seconds, the time he needed to dispatch former light heavyweightchampion Forrest Griffin last August and return to the good graces of the group of fans and media members who turned on him after his two previous bouts against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



April 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Lora ready for toughest test

By Francisco Salazar

Dwight McCann

One of the more popular phrases is to never judge a book by its cover. For unbeaten welterweight Orlando Lora, he hopes that fight fans do not judge him on his last performance. Lora did not have a solid outing in his bout this past December against rugged Octavio Narvaez. Despite having lost five bouts in a row, Narvaez had faced stiff competition, even scoring two knockdowns in a bout against former world champion Vivian Harris before eventually being stopped. Lora won a close eight round unanimous decision over Narvaez that night but the outcome was met with a barrage of boos from fans in attendance who felt his opponent should have had his hand raised. For Lora (26-0, 18 KOs), who was a member of the Mexican Olympic team in 2000, it was not his best performance, at least not by his standards.

Lora will take a major step up in class tonight when he takes on veteran David Estrada for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX welterweight title at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. (more…)



April 10th, 2010

Scale Watch

At the scales @ Hard Rock

Photo by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

Chris Cozzone at the scales

From the Wasted Space night club at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Top Rank Live! card televised on Fox Sports Espanol.

Mark Melligen 146 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 147
Diego Magdaleno 132 vs. Manny Perez 134.5
Lamont Peterson 143 vs. Damien Fuller 143
Jose Benavidez 137 vs. Scott Paul 138
Anthony Lenk 138 vs. Wilson Rivera 138
Cortez Bey 137 vs. Marcos Herrera 138
Vladimir Tereshkin 241 vs. Joseph Rabotte 254
Hiromitsu Miura 174 vs. Isaac Atencio 173.5

Win signed gloves from Mark Melligen, Diego Magdaleno, Lamont Peterson and Jose Benavidez: Click here for more information

For more photos . . . . (more…)



April 9th, 2010




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