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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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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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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing Result

Caballero looks to climb

Following an outstanding amateur boxing career, flyweight Randy Caballero continues in the professional ranks this Saturday night, May 8th at the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium in Palm Springs, California. The 19 year old Caballero, promoted by TKO Boxing Promotions, made his pro debut on March 25th at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, stopping Gonzalo Nicolas in 0:49 seconds of the first round. (more…)



May 7th, 2010



Boxing News

Nashiro faces Cazares again

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-fly champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1, 8 KOs), Japan, will risk his belt against top contender Hugo Cazares (30-6-1, 22 KOs), a Mexican switch-hitter, tomorrow (Saturday) in Osaka, Japan. It will take place just eight days later after such a shocker that our national hero Hozumi Hasegawa was annihilated by Mexican Fernando Montiel in Tokyo. As his father Manuel Montiel is Cazares’ manager, all Montiel’s family moved to Osaka after the shock wave happened in Tokyo. For more details and photos click here…



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Sosa set for return

Edgar Sosa received the “OK” from the doctors and will return to the ring this June 5th. The Mexican boxer underwent a tomography and a magnetic resonance, which determined that the titanium plaque will not be an obstacle for him to continue his boxing career. Edgar is ready for his first of three fights in 2010, the last of them against the winner of Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Daisuke Naito who will fight for the WBC flyweight world championship. Sosa was operated on after receiving a head butt on his cheekbone from Rodel Mayol last November 21st in the second round as he was making the 11th defense of his WBC light flyweight world title in a bout that was staged in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Cunningham-Ross on June 5

Steve “USS” Cunningham (22-2, 11 KOs) will make his first fight under the promotional banner of Team Sauerland when he takes on Troy Ross (23-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight Title in Neubrandenburg on June 5. In the co-featured main event, IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester faces mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin. “We are thrilled to add this fight to our June 5 card,” said Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer. “I have no doubts that Steve Cunningham will make a successful debut and reclaim his IBF title. But Ross is a strong opponent. I want to thank his management – namely Yvon Michel and Jeff Wald – to make this fight happen in a very short period of time. It will be an exciting evening.” (more…)



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Bumper bill at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of the tournament to take place at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, South Africa on Saturday June 19. The exciting line-up will be headed by three IBO title fights with a clash of unbeaten fighters, Thomas Oosthuizen 11-0; 8 of South Africa and Australian Michael Bolling 12-0; 10 meeting for the vacant IBO super-middleweight belt. After the controversial ending to their first bout, IBO junior flyweight champion Hekkie Budler makes his first defence against Juanito Rubillar of the Philippines. Former South African champion, Gideon Buthelezi and Filipino Ronelle Ferreras clash for the vacant IBO minimumweight belt. On the undercard unbeaten heavyweight Florante Simba meets Elvis Moyo and in an exciting clash for the IBO Africa lightweight title Jason Bedeman defends against Bongani Dlamini.



May 7th, 2010

Announcement

The ‘Punisher’ to wear Everlast



May 7th, 2010

Feature Story

Despaigne takes a leap

Story by Felix Chavez

Talk about taking a step up.

On Friday night at Isleta Casino and Resort, just south of Albuquerque, former Cuban amateur star Yorandis Despaigne will undoubtedly face his biggest test as a pro when he faces former world title challenger Richard Hall in a scheduled 10-round light heavyweight fight.

The bout is the main event of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fight Series” and can be seen live on ESPN2 at 10 p.m ET / 8 p.m. MT . . . Click here for more



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

“The Kidd” ready for action

Photo credit: Dominic Serna / Team Diaz

One week prior to his next challenge, former two-time lightweight champion Julio Diaz reports himself ready as he closes training camp in Indio, California, where he readied himself to face Herman Ngoudjo in a junior welterweight main event next Friday, May 14, live on ESPN, from the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, NV. (more…)



May 7th, 2010

UFC

Machida plans to keep belt

UFC 113 is LIVE on PPV May 8!

It was the rudest awakening of Lyoto Machida’s professional career. No, not the punches and kicks he took from the resurgent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in their UFC 104 bout last October in Los Angeles, but the aftermath of the bout, when fans turned on the soft-spoken champion as if he ran to Octagonside after the final bell and wrote out his own scorecards for the unanimous decision victory that allowed him to retain his UFC light heavyweight title and his unbeaten record  . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



May 7th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

Danny Garcia 141.5 vs Christopher Fernandez 141
Karl Dargan 137 vs Jorge Ruiz 138
Latif Mundy 163 vs Todd Eriksson 164
Andre Espuet 174.5 vs Charles Hayward 173.5
Mike Dargan 154 vs Jason Montgomery 152.5
Jose Ortiz 130 vs Jason Sosa 129.5
Julian Williams 152.5 vs Antonio Fernandez 154
Venue: The Arena (formally the New Alhambra)
Promoters: Golden Boy/Joe Hand Promotions
TV: Telefutura



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Moreno-Cermeño rematch

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA is expecting to receive signed contracts for the WBA bantamweight world title clash between Panamanian champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (29-1-1, 10 KOs) and former WBA interim champion (19-1, 11 KOs) Nehomar Cermeño of Venezuela. The rematch date will be August 14 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City and the event will be presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo. This time Moreno, who won their first fight by controversial split decision over Cermeño on March 27th in La Guaira, Venezuela, will have the home country advantage, although Cermeño lives and trains in Panama, as well.



May 7th, 2010

Feature Story

Andriy Kotelnik Update

Wlad Dudka

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Former WBA light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs) was the featured guest on the Internet-TV “RingSide Show” hosted by Fightnews.com writer Alexey “Oscar” Potapov. The former champ became a free agent on January 24th after campaigning under the Universum banner. He spoke about his last fight against Amir Khan, working with legendary promoter Don King, and about a possible fight on August 7th against WBC/IBF light welterweight champion Devon Alexander. (more…)



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing back in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Baltimore Pro Boxing card that will take place on Saturday, May 8 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore is an interesting mix of fighters returning after a long absence and boxers making their pro debuts. The main event, however, is a classic matchup of youth versus experience. Undefeated Catonsville, MD cruiserweight Steve “Show Stealer” Wheeler will battle veteran Ariel “Iron” Espinal of Brooklyn, NY in the six-round main event. (more…)



May 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Tornado Warning in Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank/Zanfer

It’s getting close to fight time and the three time welterweight champion of the world, Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito is very anxious to get in the ring and fight for the first time in over 15 months. “I’ve have been working in the gym all time but it’s not the same to get into the ring and fight. Saturday night can’t get here soon enough for me,” said Margarito today, during an International Satellite tour from his hotel in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Margarito will battle Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia in the 10 round main event of “Latin Fury 14″ a big championship card the will televised live on pay-per-view from the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Aguascalientes in the final weekend of the San Marcos Fair. For more details and photos click here…



May 6th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Huntington, NY

Byron Mitchell 174.8 vs Otis Griffin 173
(USBA light heavyweight championship)
Michael Grant 257 vs Kevin Burnett 277
Venue: Oheka Castle, Huntington, New York
Promoter: X-Cel Worldwide/Bang Productions



May 6th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Lincoln, RI

Emily Harney

Jason Pires 139 vs Michael Clark 139.5
(NABA/US junior welterweight belt)
Jesse Barboza 230 vs Winston Thorpe 223
David Bauza ?? vs Richard Grant 158
Keith Kozlin 166.5 vs Greg McCoy 166.5
Rick Dawson 167.5 vs Damion Reed 168
Vladine Biosse 172 vs Joe Gardner 171.5
Edwin Soto 142 vs Carlos Hernandez 141.5
Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes 150 vs Natoya Ervin 145
Venue: Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports



May 6th, 2010

Scale Watch

Billy Lyell returns

Middleweight Billy Lyell (21-8, 4 KOs) returns on Friday night after a short break following his unsuccessful world title shot in January against IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester. Lyell will take on Martinius Clay (13-24-4, 5 KOs) at the new Morgantown Event Center in Morgantown, WV. Lyell weighed in at 155, while Clay scaled in at 154.25. The card is promoted by Simons Promotions.



May 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Williams warns Cintron

"I'm gonna try and kill him to death."

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

“This fight with me and (Kermit) Cintron will be a real classic fight,” said two-division world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams. “I respect Cintron as a man, but when we get in that ring on Saturday night I’m gonna try my best to hurt him ‘cause I know he’s gonna try and hurt me. I’m gonna hit him with everything I got and he’s gonna have to fight me with everything he’s got because I’m gonna be on him. It’s real close to the fight. I don’t want to talk to no one. I just want to do my thing and get ready for Saturday night.

“It’s gonna be a war and I’m preparing myself for a war. In my mind I’m gonna have no sympathy for him in the ring. After the fight is over, okay, I hope he’ll be all right. I wish him all the luck but, come Saturday night when it’s time to get in that ring I’m gonna try and break his ribs, his jaw and I’m gonna try and kill him to death. That’s how I really feel. All the time I spent in training camp away from my family and my friends, it’s in my mind I’m gonna go get him, hands down. And I’m not gonna say no more.”



May 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Montiel gets belted

Photo: WBC

WBC bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel was presented with his new world championship green belt by WBC president Jose Sulaiman in Mexico City. Montiel seized the title on April 30 dethroning long time champion Hozumi Hasegawa in Tokyo, Japan. Click here for more photos.



May 6th, 2010

Scale Watch

At the scales in N.M.

Photo by Tom Hernandez

Felix Chavez at the scales

For tomorrow night’s Golden Boy / Romero card at Isleta:

Yordanis Despaigne 173 1/4 vs. Richard Hall 177 1/2*
* Hall was 2 1/2 pounds heavy; has 2 hours to lose.
Seth Mitchell 241 1/2 vs. Johnnie White 228 1/4
Max Heyman 192 3/4 vs. Mike Alderete 189
Randy Arrellin 129 vs. Willie Villanueva 127 3/4
Josh Gomez 142 1/4 vs. Derrick Lopez 141
Jose Ramirez 176 vs. Lucas Galle 174 1/2
Freddie Montoya 153 1/2 vs. TBA
(Original opponent Israel Rodriguez out with detached retina.)
Amanda Crespin 129 3/4 vs. Clara De La Torre 129 1/2



May 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Sarritzu-Bonnel collide

Photo: Baldini & Baldini

On Friday night, OPI 2000, the Italian company led by Salvatore and Christian Cherchi, will stage a show in Selargius (Cagliari) on Sardinia Island. In the main event, European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (30-4-4, 12 KOs), rated WBC #7, WBO/IBF #5 will defend his title against Frenchman Alain Bonnel. It will be the first defense of the EBU crown for Sarritzu.

On the undercard three OPI prospects, welterweight Luciano Abis (27-1-1, 13 KOs), lightweight Luca Giacon (9-0, 9 KOs) and super middleweight Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (16-1, 9 KOs) will fight in six rounders. Italian network Dahlia Sport 2 will broadcast the show starting at 9PM.



May 6th, 2010

Boxing Result

Mormeck decisions Oquendo

Former two-time world cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (34-3, 22 KOs) of France defeated USBA and NABA heavyweight champion Fres Oquendo of Puerto Rico (32-5, 21 KOs) by unanimous decision. Official scores were 96-95, 96-95, 96-94. The bout was promoted by Mormeck’s J3M Management in association with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions and took place at the Halle Carpentier Arena in Paris, France.



May 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan still in Vancouver

WBA super lightweight world champion Amir Khan and trainer Freddie Roach are still in Vancouver, BC, Canada, waiting for the U.S. Consulate to process his work visa prior to his May 15 showdown against Paul Malignaggi in New York City. Khan said today that he expects to get the visa later today or tomorrow. Khan is training at Sugar Ray’s Gym while in the Great Northwest.



May 6th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Gonzalo Munguía

Team Munguía

Gonzalo Munguía (17-6-3, 13 KOs) of Nicaragua is very much ready for his upcoming challenge to WBO super featherweight champion Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez (23-0-1, 14 KOs) of Puerto Rico on May 29th. The bout will take place 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. (more…)



May 6th, 2010

Feature Story

“Mad” coverage in N.M.

Stories by Chris Cozzone

Though Friday night’s ESPN2-card in Albuquerque, N.M. headlines undefeated Cuban light-heavyweight Yordanis Despaigne (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. 36-fight veteran Richard Hall (29-7, 27 KOs) in a ten-rounder; and Maryland heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (16-0-1, 10 KOs) vs. Johnnie White (22-1, 18 KOs). In the local main event, a battle of “Mad” cruiserweights, “Mad” Max Heyman (23-10-4, 13 KOs) against “Mad” Mike Alderete (6-4-2, 3 KOs), is capturing local interest in the Duke City:

Alderete “Mad” dog, not underdog: “Mad” Mike Alderete says you can forget about “Mad” Max Heyman’s 25-fight and seven-year advantage in experience Friday night . . . Click here for more

Max is “Mad” as hell: Fighting a guy like “Mad” Mike Alderete, says “Mad” Max Heyman, equates to taking a tune-up. At least, that was until the mad-dogging and smack talk elevated – or lowered – the bout into one of the nastiest grudge matches Albuquerque has seen in years . . . Click here for more



May 6th, 2010




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