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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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More Camera Clicks from Macau

More Camera Clicks from Macau

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri ...

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UFC

Zuffa rocks MMA world – again

Story by Andreas Hale

After the announcement that shocked the MMA world hit the web on Saturday as Dana White announced that the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa LLC, has purchased the rights to their biggest active competitor, Strikeforce, Dana White, Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Feritta and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker gave some clarity on the recent acquisition during a conference call.

White quickly shot down any notion of the UFC and Strikeforce merging as he continuously pushed that both companies will be ran as separate entities. (more…)



March 16th, 2011



Boxing News

Maidana ends Mexico training

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana has closed his training in Mexico City and moved to the final stage in Las Vegas for his fight with three-division world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales on April 9 in Las Vegas. Maidana prepared with Mexican trainer Rudy Perez in the Boxeo de Gala Gym of Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia, sparring with Daniel Estrada, Jonathan Peña and Alejandro Barrera. Maidana traveled left with his team Tuesday night. “I’ve completed my time in Mexico according to plan and will finish our training Las Vegas for this great fight. My fight with Morales is very important and I’ve devoted much time to get in the best physical condition,” said Maidana.



March 16th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 128 presser online live!

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Quillen to face Brinkley

Exciting, unbeaten super middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (23-0, 17 KOs) will travel to the backyard of former world title challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs) on an intriguing April 29 Telefutura telecast. According to the Reno Gazette Journal, the bout will take place at the Reno Events Center in Reno and be promoted by Let’s Get It On Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. Matchmaker is Don Chargin.



March 16th, 2011

Feature Story

True Grit: Paweł Wolak

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photo: David Martin Warr/DKP

There was a time when nobody cared about Paweł Wolak (29-1, 19 KOs). “I was working his fights five, even two years ago, sending stories and pictures but there were no takers, no interest, even in the Polish media. People asked ‘who is this Wolak guy?’ and the conversation was over. Now, after his performance against Yuri Foreman the story is much different,” says Wojtek Kubik, an accomplished New York based photographer and writer who has been following the career of the Polish version of “Raging Bull” for many years. (more…)



March 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto first WBB champion

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press
Photo: David Martin Warr/DKP

Miguel Cotto added another title to his illustrious career when he became the first champion of the newly created World Boxing Board (WBB). “The WBB was created in San Juan, Puerto Rico and its purpose is to rebuild confidence of the fans and the media. We will promote the creation of world titles to be awarded only to boxers who actually earn them through their performance,” said chief operating officer Santiago Albanese.

The first fight to be sanctioned was Cotto-Mayorga held on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Cotto was presented with the super middleweight belt. Albanese said that beginning in April, the WBB will be issuing monthly ratings. The group will soon provide additional details of its creation and its future plans.



March 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Middendorf launches promo firm

First event is April 15 in Baltimore

Well known matchmaker Chris Middendorf has launched United Boxers, a new promotional company which will present its first event on Friday, April 15th at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, just south of Baltimore. The inaugural United Boxers event will showcase an all-star card of the area’s best young talent including cruiserweight Russ “The Hammer” Shiflett (9-0-1, 5 KOs), who will be featured in the main event.

Also battling will be fellow undefeated prospects; welterweight Emmanuel “The Tranzformer” Taylor (10-0, 8 KOs), welterweight James “Keep’em Sleepin” Stevenson (13-0, 10 KOs) and cruiserweight “Slick” Nick Kisner (7-0, 5 KOs).

Rounding out the event will be longtime Baltimore area favorites; super middleweight Mike “The Persecutor” Paschall (21-2-1, 4 KOs), junior middleweight Ishmael “The Arsenal” Irvin (15-2-4, 7 KOs) and middleweight Jesse “The Beast” Nicklow (20-1-3, 7 KOs). (more…)



March 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweight Factory presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell who displays more nimbleness with opponents in boxing. Is it the fighters themselves or their promoters? Today’s press conference at the Seminole Hard Rock leaned a little towards the promoter’s corner as Heavyweight Factory boxing director Henry Rivalta announced some intriguing last-minute changes to this week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Although last-minute changes can often work against a fighter (and promoter), the Heavyweight Factory showed some amazing “counter punching” ability in lining up quality replacements for their co-main event and undercard. For more details and photos click here…



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Oliveira looks to conquer Brazil

By Robert Coster

Photo: Team Oliveira

Unusual is certainly the case of undefeated super middleweight Michael Oliveira (13-0, 11 KOs). The 20-year-old prospect, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, raised in Miami, is one who steps into the ring for the pure love of boxing, not out of financial necessity. His father Carlos Oliveira is a wealthy textile industrialist who shares his son’s passion and manages his career. Together they are united in an adventure that may seem puzzling to many. Yet, young Michael will tell you that he has boxing in his blood since his grandfather was one of the great Eder Jofre’s favorite sparring partners. (more…)



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Pedraza headlines in 2nd fight

Tops 3/29 NYC show in Times Square

Broadway Boxing, New York City’s longest running and most successful boxing series, returns March 29 to the most intimate venue for boxing in the country, the BB King Blues Club in Times Square. In the main event is junior lightweight José Pedraza, who turned pro in his last fight in his native Puerto Rico. Pedraza (1-0, 1 KO) is a highly touted 2008 Olympian and former amateur star. In the co-feature is junior welterweight Willie Monroe Jr. (10-0, 4 KOs), whose father was a middleweight fighter in the 90s, and his great uncle was the famous middleweight contender out of Philadelphia, Willie “The Worm” Monroe. Also in action is unbeaten light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (6-0, 4 KOs). Tickets start at $55. Call 212-947-2577.



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Bute, Magee speak

Photo: InterBox

With their IBF Super Middleweight clash just days away, boxing superstar and unbeaten champ Lucian Bute and European titleholder Brian Magee participated in a media teleconference call Tuesday to discuss their upcoming fight for Bute’s belt on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, March 19 live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Bute, who signed a multi-fight agreement with SHOWTIME in November 2010, is one of the most talented pound-for-pound and popular fighters of this era. He has won all but one of his title defenses by knockout, including four consecutive victories inside the distance. (more…)



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Barros-Caballero update

Per Gustavo Aparicio/DIAaDIA of Panama media an official offer has been made to WBA featherweight champion Jonathon Barros (32-1-1, 18 KOs) of Argentina to defend his title in Panama against former world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (34-3, 23 KOs) of Panama. Though June 4th was being discussed as the possible date for the fight the end of May is now being considered.



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Esquivias returns March 25

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Highly talented super bantamweight prospect Efrain Esquivias (12-0, 8 KOs) of Carson, California, under the guidance of one of, if not the best trainer in boxing today, Freddie Roach at the world-renowned Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California, will headline and meet fellow undefeated super bantamweight Sherali Dostiev (8-0-1, 2 KOs) of Tajikistan on Friday March 25th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California in an eight round bout, the fight card dubbed ‘New Blood’ is being presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions. For more details and photos click here…



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Rigondeaux ready for Casey

WBA interim world super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux, arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all-time, arrived March 7 in Ireland to complete his extensive training for his first title defense this Saturday night (Mar. 19) in Dublin against Irish favorite, former European title holder Willie “Big Bang” Casey. The Guillermo-Casey title fight features a pair of unbeaten boxers headlining a show promoted by Top Rank, Nowhere 2 Hyde Promotions and Dolphil Promotions.

Rigondeaux (7-0, 5 KOs), a southpaw now fighting out of Miami, was a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, as well as a 7-time national champion who captured a pair of World Championship titles during his amazing 243-4 amateur career.

After breaking training camp in Houston, Rigondeaux traveled to Ireland for his third visit having experienced an Irish heart-warming welcome in January, when he held a public workout before hundreds of mightily impressed boxing fans at the luxurious Montenotte Hotel in Cork. (more…)



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Cruz to face Martinez

Photos: Enrique “Quique” Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc

Undefeated WBO Latino junior lightweight champion and hot Puerto Rican prospect Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (17-0,14 KOs) has agreed to fight former World Champion Román “Rocky” Martínez (24-1-1,15 KOs) in the Showtime co-main event of Juan Manuel López vs. Orlando Salido card on Saturday, April 16th at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. “This is the opportunity that I was waiting for. I feel really motivated for this fight, and I have the opportunity to show my people of Puerto Rico and to the world that I have what it takes to become the next great fighter from this Island. Five-time world champion and promoter Miguel Cotto said “This a really great fight for the fans, and will have two different styles above the ring. Luis has fantastic boxing skills and power to dominate Martínez, while Martínez is a ring veteran and a true warrior. I expect a great fight”. This fight is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, in association with Top Rank. Click here for more photos…



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Lundy-Lopez collide April 1

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino, returns to Mashantucket, Connecticut on April 1 as part of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” The card will be headlined by a ten-rounder between lightweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (19-1-1, 10 KOs) and Patrick Lopez (20-3, 12 KOs) for the vacant NABF title. Former University of Rhode Island football star Vladine Biosse (10-0, 5 KOs) will battle Tim Connors (10-2, 7 KOs) in the super middleweight opener.

The undercard features several familiar names including veteran Elvin Ayala (21-5-1, 9 KOs) facing Samson Onyango (20-7, 13 KOs) in a six-round super middleweight bout and featherweight Mike Oliver (24-2, 8 KOs) will take on Sande Otieno (16-2, 7 KOs) in a six-round bout.



March 15th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

Countdown to UFC 128 Premieres Tonight On SPIKE: Shogun and Jon Jones prepare for their title fight in Newark, plus Faber & Wineland and Cro Cop & Brendan Schaub discuss their upcoming heavyweight bout – premieres tonight at 11pm on SPIKE

TUF Alums Brown & Attonito Collide At TUF 13 Finale: Matt Brown (season seven) and Rich Attonito (season 11) go toe-to-toe at the Ultimate Fighter Finale, plus new bouts added to UFC 130, 131 and 132 Fight Card Updates>

UFC 128 VIP Packages Now Available: Front row seats, fighter meet & greets, backstage tours and more are now available for UFC 128 in Newark

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Macklin on Khan card

Amir “King” Khan will lead a strong bill on April 16 as he returns home to defend his WBA super lightweight world title against undefeated European Champion Paul McCloskey at the M.E.N Arena. In the co-feature, European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin will take on two-time world title challenger Khoren Gevor. Macklin was originally slated to face Winky Wright on April 9 in Las Vegas, but Wright pulled out with an injury and Macklin was moved to this card. (more…)



March 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Odlanier and the Professor

Photo: David Martin Warr / DKP

When Cuban heavyweight sensation Odlanier Solis challenges WBC champion Vitali Klitschko at Lanxess-Arena in Cologne this Saturday (March 19th) he has one man in his corner whom he has known for most of his life. Pedro Luis Diaz Benitez met Solis in Havana when he was still a young kid and immediately recognized his outstanding talent. “We compared him to Roberto Balado who was the best super heavyweight of the world at that time,” says Diaz. “It was obvious from the very first minute that the kid is special. He has got a spezial gift, he’s a natural born athlete. He would have been world class in whatever sport he would have decided to do. He is made for success and nothing but success.” (more…)



March 15th, 2011

UFC

Miller never scared

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

Jim Miller thought he was living in a bizarro world. Eight times he had toed the line in a UFC fight, and seven times he walked away with his hand raised in victory. The only man to defeat him, Gray Maynard, was fighting for the world lightweight championship. Miller’s last five fights were all wins, and if there was a short list of contenders for Frankie Edgar’s title, he was on it  . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



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