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Canelo wins split decision over Lara

Canelo wins split decision over Lara

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME In a non-title grudge match fought at a contract weight of 155 lbs, ...

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Alvarez, Lara make weight

Alvarez, Lara make weight

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mary Ann Owen Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juanma Lopez ...

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Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Photos: Mary Ann Owen Neither Canelo Alvarez or Erislandy Lara said much at the dias during the final press conference for Saturday's PPV ...

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Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Photos: Oscar Palamino, IMP Former heavyweight world champion, boxing legend Mike Tyson held court at the Final Press Conference for "Judgment Day" on ...

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Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

By Butch Gottlieb At ringside Photos: Mary Ann Owen Former world title challenger Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to outpoint Ed ...

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Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV

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Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

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Photo

Slideshow: Top Rank Gym workouts


Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s Top Rank media workout in Las Vegas: Rafael Marquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, Omar Soto, Roman Gonzalez, Jesse Magdaleno and Anthony Lenk and more … Click here to view



September 28th, 2011



Feature Story

Martinez-Barker Presser

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Earlier this afternoon, Lou DiBella, of DiBella Entertainment, hosted the final press conference for “Noche De ‘Maravilla’” featuring WBC Diamond belt Middleweight Champion, and top three pound-for-pound fighter, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (47-2-2, 26KO’s), who will be taking on undefeated European Champion “Dazzling” Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs), this Saturday, October 1st, at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, NJ. The show will air live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing at 10:00 P.M. ET/7:00 P.M. PT, opening with the much anticipated rematch between “Irish” Andy Lee (26-1, 19KO’s) and Bryan Vera (19-5, 12KO’s).

All four of the televised fighters were in attendance and took turns speaking to the large number of media who turned out to attend the presser which was held at The Palm Restaurant, on West 50th Street, in New York City. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC: Chavez Jr-Alvarez can wait

Official WBC Statement: The World Boxing Council has not received any official request to sanction the fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the fighters currently have statutory commitments which they are obliged to comply with; the same WBC Rules and Regulations that have taken them to their respective world championships.

It is not very courteous and respectable either, that promoters announce some fight before receiving authorization from the organization that recognizes their fighters as world champions, even though the WBC does not object at all to such fight being carried out.

It is our opinion that Julio, as well as Saul, could make several defenses to have more experience and higher international renown, as that is when they could earn much more money than the money they can earn now. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

Photo

Marquez, Nishioka ready for war


Photos by Chris Cozzone

WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Toshiaki Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs) and former champ Rafael Marquez (40-6, 36 KOs) met with the media today at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. On Saturday, the two will clash at the MGM. Stay tuned for more photos.



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Wolak-Rodiguez rematch set

Junior middleweights Pawel Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KOs) and Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KOs) will fight a rematch of their exciting draw from July on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito on December 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Top Rank matchmaker Carl Moretti finalized the deal today. Their first fight was a “fight of the year” candidate.



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Holt ready for Garcia

Former world champion Kendall “Rated R” Holt is on a mission to recapture a world title belt, but first he must score a win over unbeaten prospect Danny “Swift” Garcia when they meet Oct. 15 on the “Believe It Or Not: Hopkins vs. Dawson” pay-per-view undercard at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for the vacant NABO Junior Welterweight title, as well as for the WBC #1 and IBF #2 ratings positions. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma-Oliver Presser

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” López and Román “Rocky” Martínez, along with world ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo are set for this Saturday’s big boxing card “The Triple Crown III” that will take place at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a PR Best Boxing Promotion in association with Top Rank. The tripleheader will be televised in both Puerto Rico and in the United States in pay-per-view. In the United States by the satellite providers Directv Mas and Dish Network.

The three local stars are seeking regional titles in hopes of fighting for a world championship in their next bouts.

Lopez (30-1, 27 KOs) a two-time world champion from Caguas, Puerto Rico will take on Mike Oliver (25-2, 8 KOs) of Hartford, Connecticut in the main event. It will be a 12 round bout for the WBO Featherweight Latino Championship. This will be Lopez’s first fight since losing his title and suffering his first professional loss against Orlando Salido in April of this year in Puerto Rico. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Cunningham-Hernandez Presser

Photo: Team Sauerland

IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham (24-2, 12 KOs) is “ready to go to war on Saturday night” when he clashes with Yoan Pablo Hernandez (24-1, 13 KOs) in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The 35-year-old American voiced his confidence today during the final press conference in a redesigned church. “I have followed his career for a long time. Hernandez is one of the top cruiserweights and a very strong opponent. But I have defeated all reigning cruiserweights champions and I will clinch another victory on Saturday night. The weapons are oiled and I am ready to go to war.” (more…)



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Ronny Rios opponent named

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Ronny Rios will take on Roger Gonzalez in an eight round bout on Friday night at the Hangar of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Tuesday evening. The catch weight between the two fighters will be at 128 pounds. Rios (15-0, 7 KO’s), who is managed by Espinoza, is coming off a first round stopage victory over Noe Lopez two months ago. He will be facing a fighter who has lost his last three bouts in a row. In his last bout in February, Gonzalez (27-4, 18 KO’s) lost an eight round unanimous decision to Eloy Perez. He has been stopped by Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cornelius Lock, and Jhonny Gonzalez. The bout will be televised on “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on Telefutura. In the main event, unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos will take on David Rodela in a 10 round bout. Ramos and Rios hail from nearby Santa Ana.



September 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Remillard facing prison

Featherweight contender Matt Remillard pleaded no contest to a first degree assault charge in a baseball bat attack last year that left a man with a fractured skull, hand and eye socket. According to the Harford Courant, Remillard is expected to go to prison for five years when sentenced November 29. Both Remillard and the victim were dating the same woman.



September 28th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayfield battles on, faces Lopez

Story by Robert Hough

Boxers like Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield get small checks for fighting, do what they can to make ends meet and press onward ever onward in their quests for championships and big money.

Mayfield (14-0-1 9 KOs), a San Francisco native, fights Patrick Lopez (20-4, 12 KOs) on Oct. 1 in Tunica, Miss., for the WBO NABO light welterweight title. Mayfield’s second fight this year follows his June 17 TKO win over Steve Forbes (35-10, 11 KOs) in a televised fight in Austin, Texas. National exposure was a big step forward and winning the NABO title would be another good step, but these are times of lean living, said the 30-year-old father of three. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

UFC

Henderson returns to face Rua

UFC 139 set for Nov. 19 in San Jose!

Two powerhouses of the light heavyweight division will collide on Saturday, Nov. 19 for a chance to prove that they deserve at shot at the sport’s ultimate prize – the UFC® world championship. Former PRIDE® and STRIKEFORCE® champion Dan Henderson returns to the Octagon® at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. to take on former UFC light heavyweight champion and international superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The winner looks to earn a coveted shot at the UFC light heavyweight crown next year. (more…)



September 28th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!

Two Legends Collide For The First Time – Shogun vs Hendo Live In San Jose: Tickets available this week for Shogun vs Henderson live in San Jose, plus Wanderlei Silva returns to take on middleweight powerhouse Cung Le, and Urijah Faber battles Brian Bowles! UFC 139 – Saturday, November 19 live at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday at 10am PT – join today for first access to tickets

UFC 139 VIP Packages On Sale Today At 10am PT: Floor seats, meet & greets, backstage tours and more! Get the ultimate experience on November 19th in San Jose! Packages on sale Wednesday, Sept. 28 starting at 10am PT – visit vip.ufc.com to purchase

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For more on UFC Live 6 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



September 28th, 2011

Announcement

Gary Shaw at Ring 8 meeting

Promoter Gary Shaw was the guest speaker at the September meeting of Ring 8 this past week at the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City. Pictured (L-R) seated: former heavyweight boxer Alex Metiff and promoter Gary Shaw; standing (L-R): matchmaker John Beninati and RING 8 president Bob Duffy. Metiff was a promising heavyweight prospect who numerous contenders during the 60′s, including George Chuvalo, Zora Folley, Jerry Quarry and Cassius Clay (before he changed his name Muhammad Ali). RING 8 is a non-profit organization dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Visit www.Ring8ny.com for more information.



September 28th, 2011

UFC

Blueprint: Cruz-Johnson

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!

The UFC Bantamweight Championship is up for grabs for the third time since the promotion added the division to the roster late last year. Dominick Cruz is the reigning champion. With wins over Urijah Faber, Brian Bowles, Joseph Benavidez and Scott Jorgensen, he is truly one of the elite fighters in the world, despite the fact that he is still a newcomer to UFC fans. . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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For more on UFC Live 6 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



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