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Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna ...

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Thurman and Porter make weight

Thurman and Porter make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Keith Thurman 146 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBA world welterweight title) Porter stripped naked and was right on the limit. Jarrett ...

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Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio C Barron Jr. Fightnews.com caught up with former world champion Mike Alvarado at Montoya's Boxing Gym in Dallas during ...

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Wladimir Klitschko press conference and workout

Wladimir Klitschko press conference and workout

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing As Wladimir Klitschko prepares to reclaim the titles that he lost to Tyson Fury back in November 2015, the ...

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Thurman-Porter Final Press Conference

Thurman-Porter Final Press Conference

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title ...

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Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

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Cosme “Chino” Rivera 147 vs. Euri “Millon” Gonzalez 147
Yoelvis “El Cicloncito” Gamboa 135 vs. Karl Garcia 135
William Silva 138 vs. Jorge Ruiz 137
Christopher De La Paz 164 vs. Oriol Martinez 164
Sherali Dostiev 121.75 vs. Alexis Baez 120.5
Roberto Lopez 140.5 vs. Devarise Crayton 142
Luis Rueda 182.5 vs. Joel Lopez 184
Juan Aguirre 145.5 vs. Michael Mendez 146.5
Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Telemundo
Doors Open @ 7PM/First Fight 8:30PM



December 4th, 2009

Announcement

Big plans for Promociones del Pueblo

For nearly 30 years the driving force in Juarez, Mexico, promotion company Promociones del Pueblo, have been branching off to other areas of Mexico in the last couple years. In the upcoming year, they plan to spread their promotions even wider, beginning with a show in Mexico City on Dec. 16 with their top fighter Jhonny Gonzalez. (more…)



December 4th, 2009


Boxing News

ShoBox: Final Quotes

Jones says he'll expose Brunson

Playing the role of the experienced, veteran boxer, “Kid” Carson Jones said moments after he weighed in at 154 ¼ pounds that it was his plan to start to talking in Tyrone “The One” Brunson’s ear as soon as he saw him on Thursday. “Yeah, I started trash-talking because I want to get into his head and obviously it worked and I got into his head because he’s still jawing at me,” said Jones, who sat back and smiled while he listened to Brunson scream something else at him as he walked out of the room. I just needed him to hear that I’m not impressed by his fake, fraud 19-0 world record he holds for first-round knockouts.” (more…)



December 4th, 2009

Boxing Result

Coleman shocks Arnaoutis

Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Jr welterweight Tim “Pit Bull” Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision over “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-4-2, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant USBA title on Thursday night at New York City’s famous Manhattan Center. Scores were 115-113, 115-113 for Coleman, 116-112 for Arnaoutis, who seemed to do more in the bout.
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Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (49-5-1, 43 KOs) knocked out Marcus McGee (22-18, 11 KOs) with a shot to the ribs at 2:01 of round one.
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In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, former three-time National Golden Gloves champion Brad Solomon (9-0, 3 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over “The New” Ray Robinson (11-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 79-73, 76-76.



December 4th, 2009


Exclusive

Johnson: ‘I’m scaring myself!’

"The Kingpin Diaries" Pt. 6

378

Photo by Star Boxing

Diary entry Thursday, Dec. 3

“It’s Day 2 in Switzerland and so far, so good. The weather is a lot colder than what I am used to in Georgia but it’s okay. I love challenges.

“I started my day here with a 5k run at 6:00AM in the morning.  I’m trying something new for this fight.  Moving to two-a-day sparring.  After my run and some calisthenics, I got in 12 rounds of tip-top sparring.  I’m starting to scare myself.

“I’m punching a lot harder and crisper that I ever have in my life.  If Vitali thinks that he’s getting the Kevin Johnson that he’s studied on tape, he’s sadly mistaken.   (more…)



December 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Oleg Maskaev update

Courtesy of Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Could what happened to Roy Jones Jr. in Australia on Wednesday happen to Oleg Maskaev? Both are 40-year-old former champions versus younger opponents. In Jones’ case, he was up against IBO cruiserweight title-holder Danny Green, 36, whereas the foe ex-heavyweight champ Maskaev is meeting is little-regarded Nagy Aguilera on Dec. 11 in Sacramento. Aguilera is 23 and once was a topflight amateur boxer, but is without ring distinction as a pro. The bout between Maskaev (36-6, 27 KOs), the WBC’s No. 2 contender, and Aguilera (14-2, 9 KOs) will take place at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento, the Russian-American’s first local fight. (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Brunson-Jones make weight

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Tyrone Brunson 154.2 vs Carson Jones 154.5
Mauricio Herrera 143 vs Mike Achondo 144
Venue: Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: SHOWTIME
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December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Minneapolis, MN

Photo: Jesse Kelley

Photo: Jesse Kelley

Jesse Kelley at the scale

Joey Abell 241 vs Raphael Butler 259
Zach Walters 170 vs Larry Sharpe 169
Ronnie Peterson 127 vs Tomi Archambault 133
(Archambault needs to lose 3 pounds)
Gary Eyer 133.5 vs Levi Cortes 136
Dave Peterson 157 vs Silas Ortley 158
Tony Lee 135 vs Hector Orozco 135
Boris Shishporenok 280 vs Will Gillette 232
Savarino Garcia 155 vs Jacob Dobbe 154
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Promoter: Bill Borea



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Newark, NJ

Jeremy Bryan 144 vs Darren Fallen 146
Denis Douglin 159.5 vs Joshua Snyder 152
Antonio Espinosa 131 vs Floriano Pagliara 131.5
Juan Rodiques 151 vs Bobby Bynum 149.5
Eddie Edmond 156 vs Mario Fisher 157.5
Tyre Roberts 152 vs Tyrone Miles 152
Joseliz Cepada 123 vs Alex Mendez 124
Venue: Essex County College, Newark, Maryland
Promoter: Edmonds Promotions



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Williams-Martinez preview

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

By Mariano A. Agmi

Two of the most avoided boxers in the world collide on Saturday, December 5th, when Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez meets Paul “The Punisher” Williams at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The bout will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing beginning at 9:30pm EST. In an age where multiple alphabet titles virtually ensure that the best fighters in each division avoid facing one another, this twelve round non-title middleweight affair is a bout between two of the best, most avoided fighters in the world. The bout, which promoter Dan Goossen said may as well be for the unofficial title of “Most Feared Fighter in Boxing,” is set to produce a legitimate threat to Kelly Pavlik’s supremacy in the middleweight division. (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlanta

Jose Santiago

Jose Santiago

By Jose E. Santiago at the scales

A fight card originally scheduled for November 13th but postponed due to last minute cancellations has been rescheduled for Friday night as Absoloot Boxing presents Professional Boxing at The Pit. Featured in the main event is the return of former two time WBU cruiserweight champ Yahya McClain.

Yahya McClain 196 vs. Shane Steele 184
Fred Tukes 154 vs. Tommy Davis 148
Dante Woods 174 vs. Brandon Wilcox 174
John Willoughby 130.5 vs. Rohan Wilson 134



December 3rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Moreno, Patrac make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Marck Nelson will be the third man in the ring when Panamanian WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo Moreno and challenger Frédéric Patrac from France meet at the Palais des Sports, Agde, Héraultn, France December 4. The three judges are Pasqual Procopio (Canadá), Pierluigi Poppi (Italia) y Francisco Martinez (Nueva Zelanda). WBA Supervisor: George Martinez (Canadá).

At the weigh-in today, Moreno weighed 117.25 while Patrac scaled in at 116.5.
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December 3rd, 2009

Full Report

Hopkins-Ornelas Photo Report

Ringside Report: Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ed Mulholland

Ageless wonder, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs), returned to his hometown of Philadelphia last night, and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Enrique Ornales (25-6, 19 KOs) at Temple University’s Liacouras Center. In the co-feature, hot hometown prospect “Sweet” Danny Garcia (15-0, 10 KOs), was expected to be tested by normally durable Enrique Colin (23-5-3, 19 KOs), but instead blew him out in impression fashion at :55 seconds of the second round of a scheduled 10 round junior welterweight bout. Both bouts were televised on the Versus network. The card was promoted by Golden Boy East in conjunction with MGM Grand. (More)



December 3rd, 2009

Feature Story

Good year for Integrated Sports

Integrated Sports Media, North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events, delivered 15 action-packed events this year from around the globe to sports fans in the United States and Canada. “With cutbacks in boxing coverage by cable networks and the disappearance of boxing from broadcast television,” Integrated Sports Media President Doug Jacobs commented, “I am proud that we were able to provide consumers with the opportunity to watch major boxing events that they otherwise would not have been able to view in North America and to give soccer fans the opportunity to watch many of the most important matches on home television.” (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Holm, Hernandez at the scales

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Isleta Casino & Resort for tomorrow night’s Fresquez-promoted “Bad Blood” card:

Holly Holm 139.4 vs. Melissa Hernandez 134.75
* For the WIBA world welterweight title. Holm originally 140.5
Jodie Esquibel 101.8 vs. Suzannah Warner 101.5
* For the NABF minimumweight title. Esquibel originally 102.5
David Proa 122.25 vs. Robert Guillen 122.75
Amanda Crespin 124.5 vs. Jessica Sanchez 128.25
Michael Brooks 177 vs. Christian Bruffy Holmes 176.5

(more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Bradley-Peterson comments

World champions Timothy Bradley, (24-0-1 NC, 11 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., and Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs), of Washington, D.C., participated in a national media conference call to discuss their upcoming world title mega-matchup on Saturday, Dec. 12 live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). In an excellent battle of unbeatens, Bradley will defend his WBO 140-pound title against interim champ Peterson at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The telecast will open with WBC/WBA Super Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, defending his belts against WBC interim titlist Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) of Mexico. (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Luevano-Juanma presser

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

World champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, Steven Luevano and Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Top-10 contender Rogers Mtagwa will kickoff the new decade in separate world featherweight title fights on January 23, in the WaMu Theater in the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. Lopez, the WBO junior featherweight champion, will be moving up to challenge WBO featherweight titlist Luevano, while Gamboa defends his WBA championship belt against Mtagwa. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Arena Boxing U.S. and PR Best Boxing, tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75 and $50, went on sale today at the Madison Square Garden box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.thegarden.com. Click here for more photos



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto planning retirement

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The three-time world champion Miguel Cotto, has declared in Puerto Rico that he expects to retire from boxing when he turns 30 on October 29, 2010. “Ten months will fly by, so one, maybe two more fights, and I will completely retire from boxing,” he said. “I’ve been champion three times and I’m satisfied with what I’ve done. I’ll be very satisfied with whatever God gives me the opportunity to achieve during the ten months remaining.” Cotto is expected back in the ring in June against an opponent to be named.



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Rigondeaux returns Dec 16

Guillermo Rigondeaux, one of the most decorated fighters in the history of the amateur boxing system, is headed to the only city big enough to house his considerable talent. Rigondeaux, it was announced today, will headline the December 16 edition of the DiBella Entertainment (“DBE”) Broadway Boxing Series from B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square in New York City. (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Brunson to face Carson Fri

Anyway you look at it, Tyrone “The One” Brunson’s world record of 19 first-round knockouts in his first 19 professional fights is impressive. Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), fight fans will finally get a chance to see the heralded young, undefeated Philadelphia fighter in action as he takes on “Kid” Carson Jones in a 10-round junior middleweight affair from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The 24-year-old Brunson (21-0-1, 20 KO) is exactly the kind of fighter ShoBox has so successfully highlighted since its inception in 2001, says executive producer Gordon Hall. “Tyrone Brunson is your typical ShoBox fighter: young and untested,” he said. “It’s time for him to step up and be tested. Not all (21-0) fighters are what they appear to be. We’ll find out exactly what kind of fighter Brunson is when he steps in against a very match-tough competitor like Carson Jones.” (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Gutknecht, Balzsay collide Friday

The Austrian winter sports mecca of Sölden will host a high voltage super middleweight bout on Friday when unbeaten Spotlight fighter Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (17-0, 7 KOs) defends his WBO Inter-Continental belt against former WBO world champion Karoly Balzsay (21-1, 15 KOs). It will be Balzsay’s first fight since losing his title to Robert Stieglitz in August. Also scheduled is a WBO Inter-Continental super bantamweight clash between Spotlight’s Zsolt Bedak (14-0, 4 KOs), rated WBO #3 and WBO #4 Ramie Laput (38-3, 18 KOs).

Eduard Gutknecht: “We know each other from Hamburg, but we’re in different training groups. I’m with Magomed Schaburow. Karoly is with Fritz Sdunek and Artur Grigorian. One of us is going fade out [of the title picture], so for us this is about everything!”

Karoly Balzsay: “Naturally it was very disappointing in Budapest to lose in front of all my relatives and friends. It’s good that I’m now returning to the ring quickly to show my strength.”



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Green-Jones Jr. photos

Photo: Tim Barry/www.timbarry.wetpaint.com

Photo: Tim Barry/www.timbarry.wetpaint.com

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photos are in from IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green’s stunning first round TKO over ring legend Roy Jones Jr. Click here for more photos



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Povetkin returns Saturday

Alexander Povetkin (17-0, 12 KOs) will return to the ring this weekend when he takes a tune-up fight against Leo Nolan (27-1, 10 KOs). The top-ranked IBF challenger, who is slated to face heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, will make his first fight under the guidance of star coach Teddy Atlas. He also needs to stay in shape for the Klitschko showdown next year. “It is great to be working with Teddy Atlas,” Povetkin said. “I have already learned so many things from him. Of course it will take a while until I can show that in the ring but I look forward to Saturday.” The bout against Nolan will be a good first test. “The training in the last couple of weeks – first in New Jersey and then in my home city of Tschechow – has been very motivating,” Povetkin added. “I have lost weight but still added pounds of muscle. My style has also changed a little. So the fact that I still have to wait for the Klitschko fight is not too bad at all because it gives me the chance to test myself against Nolan and stabilise my performance.” (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Julaton headlines in San Jose

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton (5-1-1, 1 KO), who’s done her part to keep the San Francisco Bay Area boxing title wave alive, defends her IBA junior featherweight title against Donna “Nature Girl” Biggers (19-8-1, 16 KOs) on Friday in San Jose, Calif., in the co-main event of Fight Night at the Tank. Julaton, who recently joined area residents Andre Ward, Robert Guerrero, Nonito Donaire Jr., and Carina Moreno as world champions, will fight for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title in the first defense of the IBA belt she won in September in a unanimous decision over Kelsey Jeffries. (more…)



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Mundine rejects Geale rematch

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBO middleweight champion Anthony Mundine has refused to give a rematch to IBF #8 Daniel Geale. Mundine scored a hotly disputed decision over Geale to win IBO title on May 27 at the Brisbane Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Most boxing writers at ringside had Geale winning a clear decision. “We tried hard to make the rematch between Mundine and Geale happen but they were not interested,” said Bill Treacy who is the manager of Geale. “IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester is on our radar and hopefully we can get a shot at the world title within twelve months.”



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma in NYC

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO jr. featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez arrives in New York City late Wednesday night for a press conference Thursday to announce his upcoming world championship fight against WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano on HBO January 23 at Madison Square Garden. Also on this world title doubleheader card, WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will defend his title against Rogers Mtagwa. Top Rank promotes this event in association with Arena Box-Promotion and PR Best Boxing.



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Paulie Malignaggi & Craig Glazer

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are Paulie Malignaggi and Champions Forever filmmaker Craig Glazer. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.



December 3rd, 2009

Boxing Result

Hopkins outpoints Ornelas

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Former world champion Bernard Hopkins (50-5, 32 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Enrique Ornelas (29-6, 19 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout on Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. It was a typical Hopkins performance with lots of clinching as the nifty 44-year-old won the in-fighting and wore out his opponent. Scores were 118-110, 120-109, 119-109.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight Danny Garcia (15-0, 10 KOs) scored a brutal second round KO over Enrique Colin (23-5-3, 19 KOs). Garcia dropped Colin at the end of round one, and finished him in the following stanza. Time was :55.
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In an upset, Guadalupe De Leon (8-9, 4 KOs) won a four round split decision over previously unbeaten Derrick Wilson (5-1-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 39-37, 39-37 De Leon, 39-37 Wilson.

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December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Shields to face Candelo

By Peter Lim

In an interesting junior middleweight matchup, Chase “The White Tiger” Shields, 29-2-1 (14 KOs), takes on former two-time world-title challenger Juan Carlos Candelo, 28-10-4 (19 KOs), over eight rounds on Dec. 3 at the Houston Club. Shields is a once-promising prospect who never made it past the four- and six-round club scene, while JC Candelo had beaten some decent opponents but has lost more than he’s won since his two failed attempts at the IBF belt. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Luevano hits NYC

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano arrives in New York City for a press conference Thursday to announce his upcoming world championship fight against WBO jr. featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez live on HBO January 23 at Madison Square Garden. Also on this world title doubleheader card, WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba will defend his title against Rogers Mtagwa. Top Rank promotes this event in association with Arena Box-Promotion and PR Best Boxing.



December 2nd, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from NYC

Star Boxing

Star Boxing

Mike Arnaoutis 140 vs. Tim Coleman 140
(USBA light welterweight championship)
Shannon Briggs 272.25 vs. Marcus McGee 223.5
Ray Robinson 142.25 vs. Brad Solomon 143.25
Jaywon Woods 198 vs. Josh Harris 200
Hajro Sujak 168 vs. Todd Eriksson 167
Venue: Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, NYC
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing
TV: Versus
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NOTE: The Maureen Shea vs. Jenna Shiver bout for the interim WBA female super bantamweight championship was cancelled due to medical issues with Shiver.



December 2nd, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Javier “Golden Boy” Corondo 118 vs Humberto Peña 116
Gabriel “El Piolo” Dorado 131 vs Leovigildo Siris 132
Jonathan “El Terrible” Arenas 124 vs Jose Aguirre 122.5
Addir Sanchez 144 vs Pablo Espinoza 147
Manuel Vides 115 vs Bolivar Osorio115
Luis Gonzalez 134 vs Ricauter Torrero 136
Venue: Fantastic Casino “La Doña” in Panamá
Promoter: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

From left, Brian Minto, Sergio Martinez, Paul Williams and Cristobal Arreola pose during Wednesday’s press conference in New York City. Williams faces Martinez and Minto takes on Arreola Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.



December 2nd, 2009

Feature Story

Holm-Hernandez face off

“Yo, I got a feeling, like the wind is blowing and in about 48 hours, we’re gonna have a hurricane here in Albuquerque,” were the opening words of fight manager/ex-fighter Belinda Laracuente today, on behalf of Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.

Fighting words they were, because the opening salvo set off a verbal sparring session that all but Holly Holm participated in . . .  Click here for more



December 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Rivera-Gonzalez on Friday

Photo courtesy mpsportimages.com

Photo: mpsportimages.com

All Star Boxing, Inc “The New Generation”, Tuto Zabala, Jr and Boxeo Telemundo will close its 2009 season this Friday at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. In the main event veteran Cosme “Chino” Rivera (31-13-2, 23 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico will make his 5th Miccosukee and Telemundo appearance when he faces hot prospect Euri “Million” Gonzalez (19-1-1, 14 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds with the VACANT WBO Latin Welterweight title at stake. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM. Also on the card Yoelvis “El Cicloncito” Gamboa (1-0) younger brother of WBA Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will face Karl Garcia (3-1-1 KO) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 4 rounds in the lightweight division. (more…)



December 2nd, 2009




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