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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

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Feature Story

Yonnhy Perez pics, quotes

Thompson Boxing

Undefeated IBF bantamweight world champion Yonnhy Perez (20-0, 14 KOs) held a media workout earlier today at the Santa Fe Springs Community Activity Center. After the training session the press had an opportunity to speak with the world champion about the preparation for his upcoming title defense against top-rated contender Abner Mares (20-0, 13 KOs). The Perez-Mares world title tilt will be the co-main event to Vazquez-Marquez IV: Once and Four All, which will take place Saturday, May 22, at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calif. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will televise both fights live nationally at 9 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). For more details and photos click here…



May 10th, 2010



Boxing News

Griffin ready for home fight

Former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin (49-8, 30 KOs) will be looking to cap off his successful career with his 50th professional victory against veteran Ross “The Boss” Thompson (27-14-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of Hitz Boxing’s “Quest for 50″ event on May 29 at the “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana. With the Horseshoe Casino just 20 minutes outside of his birthplace of Chicago, it’ll be a rare opportunity for Griffin to fight in front of his hometown fans – something he rarely did during key moments of his 17 years in professional boxing. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

A. Cotto in Tampa

Promociones Miguel Cotto

Puerto Rican lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (7-0, 4 KOs) just landed in the Fight Factory Gym in Tampa, Fl to continue his training for his next fight on June 5th at the Yankee Stadium against the Mexican warrior Edgar Portilllo (6-4-1, 4 KOs). “I’m very happy to be here in Tampa with the rest of the Cotto team to continue my training, I came here to train hard and have a big win on June 5th. I really appreciate this great opportunity that Promociones Miguel Cotto has given me,” said Abner Cotto. For more details and photos click here…



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Morel in San Antonio

Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO Interim bantamweight champion Eric ‘Little Hands of Steel’ Morel arrives in San Antonio Monday night for his Tuesday press conference with three-time world champion Jorce Arce. Morel and Arce collide on “Latin Fury 15″, to be televised on Top Rank Pay-Per-View on June 26 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Marquez arrest update

According to court and arrest records, the May 6 arrest of Archie Ray Marquez (10-0, 7 KOs), for domestic violence May 6, was not the first for the undefeated Albuquerque prospect. On Feb. 1, Marquez was arrested for domestic battery at Sandia Casino, when a video caught him choking his wife, Jamie Marquez, in an elevator. The violence has been going on for years, according to Jamie, who was granted a restraining order against her husband. Jamie has temporary custody of her and Archie’s two children; she is also planning to file for divorce. “The fans need to know the truth,” she says, pointing to the case of Edwin Valero, who killed himself after he was arrested for the murder of his wife.

As first reported on Fightnews, Marquez was arrested on May 6 for domestic battery, but was released on bail. The Gary Shaw-promoted fighter was scheduled to fight May 14 on ShoBox but pulled out, citing an injury. Another ShoBox card is in the works co-headlining Marquez for June 25 in Albuquerque.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Soto to fight at home

Rafael Soto/TopRank/Zanfer

The city of Los Mochis is buzzing about the big championship card “Puro Sinaloa: Quien es el más Macho”, where three-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita“ Soto will defend his WBC lightweight championship against Ricardo “Pelón“ Domínguez this Saturday, May 15 at the Estadio Centenario. Soto (51-7-2, 32 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Domínguez (31-5-2, 19 KOs) of nearby Culiacan, will battle in the main event of “Top Rank Live” a show promoted by Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, that will be telecast by Fox Sports Net and Fox Sport Espanol in the United States. For more details and photos click here…



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan in NYC

Jeff Fusco, Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan (Left) and his trainer Freddie Roach (Right) pose on May 10, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York near the Brooklyn Bridge while sightseeing in advance of his May 15 world title defense against former Super Lightweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Spinks to face Bundrage

Promoter Don King will host a press conference on Wednesday in St. Louis to announce the return of hometown star Cory Spinks to defend his IBF junior middleweight championship against #1-ranked mandatory challenger Cornelius Bundrage on June 12 at the Chaifetz Arena. King will also announce undefeated St. Louis cruiserweight contender Ryan Coyne will appear on the card. St. Louis-based Rumble Time Promotions will be providing additional local fighters to appear on the card.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Malignaggi Speaks

Although desperately in need of a better phone, WBA super lightweight world title challenger Paulie Malignaggi was not at a loss for words during teleconference in advance of Saturday’s showdown with reigning world champion Amir Khan in New York City.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Chicago fight card planned

Former Notre Dame boxing captain Mike Lee will make his professional debut against St. Louis native Keith Debow on May 29th at the UIC Pavilion as part of the first TOP RANK LIVE event in Chicago. The main event will feature an outstanding ten round welterweight showdown between Mexican veterans Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass and Gabriel “EL Rey” Martinez. The undercard will feature Salvador Sanchez II, in addition to Chicago’s Omar Henry, Ivan Popoca, Antonio Avila and Polish heavyweight prospect Krzystof Zimnoch. Tickets are $101, $51 and $31. Call 312-226-5800.



May 10th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

Tickets On Sale This Week For Lesnar vs Carwin: The biggest heavyweight battle in history goes down on Saturday, July 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Club Presale starts tomorrow at 10am PT, followed by the Newsletter Presale on Wednesday at 10am PT.

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May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Geale to face Macklin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Tim Barry

Leading Australian promoter Bill Treacy and future Hall of Famer Ricky Hatton will co-promote world middleweight contenders Daniel Geale (22-1, 13 KOs) and England’s Mathew Macklin (26-2, 18 KOs) in Sydney, NSW, Australia during August in what promises to outstanding matchup between two of the best 160 pounders in the world today. Hatton was in a Sydney, Australia in December last year and had talks with Treacy regarding promotions featuring Australian and English boxers. “Ricky Hatton has been a pleasure to work with.” said Treacy.” We are happy that Daniel Geale will clash with Mathew Macklin. Both Geale and Macklin have shown they deserve to there world ratings and both have there sights set on a shot at the IBF middleweight championship currently held by Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs).” (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Sigmon defeats Holland

Super middleweight Scott “Cujo” Sigmon pounded out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision victory over experienced veteran Carlton “Head Banga” Holland on Saturday in front of a packed house at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, VA. “He was a wily veteran” said Sigmon. “I was talking to him during the fight and told him that I knew he wanted to quit but he kept coming.” Official scores were 99-91, 98-92, 98-92. With the win Sigmon goes to 9-2, with 3 KOs. Holland’s record falls to 18-13, with 9 KOs. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Announcement

Manfredo “more than ready for ‘Toro'”

Middleweight contender Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. has heard it all from Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez in the press leading up to their vacant IBO Middleweight Title showdown on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in and it doesn’t faze him.

“I’m glad that he’s excited and coming here to win. I expect nothing less. It’s a great fight for the fans and I knew when I agreed to fight Angel that it would be a war. Truthfully, I can’t wait until May 22nd because he’s going to get the best Peter Manfredo Jr. there is” said Manfredo. “There’s a lot at stake for each of us in a title bout like this.” (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Looks like a landslide

With 63% of the votes counted, Manny Pacquiao currently unofficially has a 52,023 votes compared to political rival Roy Chiongbian’s 23,360 votes. Pacman is running for a seat in the the Philippine House of Congress.



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Menefee to re-join ShoBox

Curt Menefee will re-join the ShoBox: The New Generation announce team after perennial host and play-by-play announcer Nick Charles recently stepped down to continue his battle against cancer and spend time with his family. Menefee, who called three fights for SHOWTIME® in 2009, will anchor the remaining ShoBox telecasts in 2010 alongside expert analysts Steve Farhood and Antonio Tarver. “Having done a couple of events with Steve and Antonio last season, this feels almost like a family reunion,” Menefee said. “That’s what the SHOWTIME folks have quickly become to me, family.” (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Universum wins purse bid

Will promote Alekseev-Lebedev eliminator

Universum Box-Promotion won today’s purse bid in Budapest to promote the WBO cruiserweight eliminator between WBO #2 rated Universum boxer Alexander Alekseev against #1 Denis Lebedev to become the mandatory challenger for current champion Marco Huck. “We’ll know the place and time of the fight in the next few days,” said Universum VP Dietmar Poszwa. “We’re delighted that this high quality fight will take place in Germany on a “Universum Champions Night.” Alexander can again box for a title. His desired opponent is and will remain Marco Huck. Now it’s up to him to win this eliminator and for Marco to remain champion and want to face his mandatory challenger.”



May 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Election Day!

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who is running for congress in his native Philippines, cast his vote at 8:23AM this morning. “It’s judgment day,” said Pacman who expressed confidence that he would beat political rival Roy Chiongbian, the brother of the outgoing incumbent Erwin Chiongbian. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, in the Philippines in support of Manny, said Pacman would be back in the ring in November “win or lose.”



May 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Mundraby retains Aussie belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian bantamweight champion Fred “The General” Mundraby (10-0-1, 5 KOs) kept his unbeaten record when referee Steve Marshal crowned him the winner over Matt Meredith (3-8-1, 1 KO) at :59 of round one at the Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Mundraby had previously defeated Meredith in 2007 when he scored six round technical decision for the Queensland title. Mundraby scored his best win in 2009 when he stopped highly regarded Filipino bantamweight Robert Lerio in six rounds to win the national championship. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Feature Story

New Faces: Ruslan Provodnikov

By Robert Coster

Vadim (German Titov Promotions)

His journey has taken him from the most remote and desolate tip of Northern Siberia to the shores the United States. Junior Welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov (15-0, 10 KOs) hails from Berezovo, an island village of 7,000 people, surrounded by icy water, oil rigs and with frigid temperatures falling as low as -58 F. As a teenager, Ruslan decided against a life working on the oil rigs and was bent on making a name for himself. He thus laced up the boxing gloves and his talent did the rest. He racked up an exceptional 170-10 amateur record, winning the European Junior and Senior Championships as well as countless tournaments, feats that turned him into a hero in his hometown and region. As a pro, Provodnikov has fought five times in the United States. Ruslan relishes comparisons made by the media between himself and Kostya Tszyu, also from Siberia: “A great honor which I hope to earn by following his footsteps,” says Ruslan. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Martínez-Munguía heats up

PR Best

WBO super featherweight champion Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez (23-0-1, 14 KOs) of Puerto Rico is training hard in Puerto Rico for his upcoming title defense against Gonzalo Munguía (17-6-3, 13 KOs) of Nicaragua. The bout will take place May 29 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico with PR Best Boxing (Iván and Peter Rivera) in association with All Star Boxing’s Félix ‘Tutico’ Zabala promoting the event. Upon reading Munguía’s recent interview on Fightnews, Martínez responded with the following. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Column

Italian Boxing Update

By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati

Last Friday was a good and interesting evening for Italian boxing, Andrea Sarritzu retained his European flyweight title and he might be ready now for another challenge for the World crown. Still, that was not the only action featuring an Italian fighter, as two always-active promoters staged different cards on Italian soil. (more…)



May 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Clark-Pires Photo/Report

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney

“The Contender” Season two contestant and former NABA lightweight titlist, Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (40-5-1, 18 KOs) dominated former USBA title holder Jason “School Boy” Pires (22-4-1, 9 KOs) and captured not only the unanimous decision but his 40th professional victory in an oddly contracted nine round main event on Friday night at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI. Scores of the bout were 90-80 twice and 89-81 in favor of Clark. The eight bout fight card was promoted by Classic Entertainment and Sports. Click here for the ringside report and action packed photogallery.



May 10th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Williams-Cintron

Ringside by Rocco Morales & Francisco Salazar
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

“The Weight Is Over” was the name given to the Paul Williams vs. Kermit Cintron 154 pound matchup, but at the end of the evening, dissatisfied fans were still waiting to see a fight, as the fight was called off just seconds into the fourth round when both fighters got tangled.

Both fighters tumbled and Cintron, who tumbled out of the ring, onto a table and finally fell all the way to the ground, was neither unable nor unwilling to continue . . . click here for more



May 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Williams: I won legitimately

Big Joe Miranda

By Francisco Salazar

As if boxing has not seen enough unusual occurrences inside or outside of the ring, Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson could be another chapter added to the book of oddities in boxing. Paul Williams won a bizarre and unsatisfying four round technical split decision over Kermit Cintron on Saturday night. Unsatisfying that a bout where fireworks were expected early and often brought about boos from the crowd. Bizarre for the way the fight ended. That would be an understatement. Nobody really liked the way the fight ended. Especially Williams, who was hoping that a victory over Cintron would get him a fight with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, or another top fighter. Instead the outcome pushed for a rematch between the two hard-hitting fighters. For more details and photos click here…



May 9th, 2010




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