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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

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 (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Boxing News

Vasquez looks to continue unbeaten run tonight

Undefeated hometown favorite and WBC #13 rated welterweight Sergeant Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) will enter the ring in his own backyard as he battles it out with Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-3, 15 KOs) in the 10-round headliner on tonight’s FS1’s “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” telecast. The fight takes place at the California University of Pennsylvania Convocation Center in California, PA. Vasquez is coming off of a victory over Nigerian knockout artist Wale Omotoso in June in a bloody brawl that Vasquez won by unanimous decision. His toughest challenge to date, Vasquez showed that he has the skills to box on the outside and bang inside when necessary. With another victory over the tough “Piston”, he hopes to prove that he is ready for top welterweights such as Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Dick Wipperman passes

By Bob Caico

Former heavyweight boxer and Ring 44 Hall of Fame member and outstanding individual Dick Wipperman has passed away on Saturday, September 12. Wip compiled a career mark of 32-14-1, 16 KOs before retiring in 1968. He fought many of the great heavyweights in the 1960s like George Chuvalo, Oscar Bonavena, Henry Cooper, Buster Mathis and Joe Frazier. He was a dedicated member to Ring 44 and will be sorely missed. Details on arrangements will follow.



September 15th, 2015


Boxing News

IBF Official Ray Reed passes

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian IBF official Ray Reed has passed away in St Vicents Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales on Monday after a long illness. Ray started officiating in 2009 and in 2010 was officiating IBF world title bouts. In 2013 the IBF promoted Ray to the position of supervisor of IBF title bouts in Asia Region. (more…)



September 15th, 2015

UFC

Rousey Voted Best Female Athlete Ever

It seems nobody can beat Ronda Rousey – not even tennis superstar Serena Williams. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion knocked out the 21-time Grand Slam singles champion in a fan poll on ESPNW.com for the title “Best Female Athlete Ever” . . . . Click here for more

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September 15th, 2015


Boxing News

Davey Browne passes

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The Australian boxing community is in mourning with the tragic passing of 130-pound boxer Davey Browne on Tuesday after suffering a twelve round knockout loss against Carlo Magali of the Philippines on Friday night at the Ingleburn RSL near Sydney. Paramedics transported Browne to Liverpool Hospital where he was placed on life support. Davey was married with two children. His brother Tommy challenged Chris John for the WBA title in 2005.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Belfast boxer Sean McComb turns superhero after nabbing two runaway thieves

U.K. boxer Davey Browne clings to live after knockout

Amir Khan leads convoy to aid refugees



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from California, Pennsylvania

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Sammy Vasquez 146.8 vs. Jose Lopez 145.9
Omar Douglas 129.8 vs. Braulio Santos 129.8
Immanuwel Aleem 165.5 vs. Oscar Riojas 167.1
Stephen Fulton 122.7 vs. Samuel Rodriquez 121.7
Milton Santiago 140.3 vs. Alvaro Ortiz 139
Amonte Eberhart 152.6 vs. Erik Spring 155
Stephan Shaw 257.9 vs. Randy Weston 221.3
Monty Meza Clay 142.8 vs. Jesus Angulo 138.4
Jason Bergman 251.6 vs. Jerry Butler 259.4

Venue: California University of PA, California, PA
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1

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September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Breazeale-Kassi added to Wilder-Duhaupas card

2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) will enter the ring against the crafty “Big” Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight showdown on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, with televised coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. PBC on NBC is headlined by heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) as he defends against France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs).

Omar Figueroa, who was originally scheduled on the card, was forced to drop out of his scheduled bout against Antonio DeMarco due to an elbow injury.

In another matchup, heavyweight knockout artist Charles “Missouri” Martin (21-0-1, 19 KOs) squares off against Vicente “Bufalo” Sandez (15-4, 10 KOs) in a 10-round affair. Further undercard action features the undefeated Olympian Terrell Gausha (15-0, 8 KOs) taking on Puerto Rico’s Eliezer Gonzalez (15-1, 10 KOs) in a super welterweight bout, plus Bryant Perella (10-0, 9 KOs) in a welterweight attraction and Mario Barrios (11-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight fight. The broadcast will switch over to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Berto: I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear track shoes

“I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear track shoes tonight,” Andre Berto told TMZ Sports while leaving the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I had to do a lot of chasing…That’s him, man. He runs around. He holds you. He does all that type of sh!t. But everybody can see I really gave him a fight.”

If you want to see it again, a replay Saturday’s welterweight world championship between Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto will air on Showtime this Saturday night. The telecast will also include the junior lightweight world championship bout between Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido II and will be immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Berto Epilogue.



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Kauffman-Mendoza collide Friday in AC

On Friday night, boxing returns to the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City as Kings Promotions returns for a big night of action. In the main event, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KOs) will take on former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KOs). In his last bout, Kauffman took out Richard Carmack in one-round on August 14 in Newark, New Jersey. He got right back into the gym following the Carmack bout and is continuing to round into shape after a 19-month layoff.

“The fact that I kept in the gym is helping me big time. I think I will be a couple pounds less than the Carmack fight when I weighed 239 pounds. I am able to run more and more following the surgery and It has helped me with my conditioning,” said Kauffman. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov says he’ll KO Buglioni

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) says he bring more heartache to British fans when he destroys Frank Buglioni on September 26th at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Chudinov watched George Groves slump to a third world title defeat when he lost to WBC champion Badou Jack over the weekend and says he will do the same to London star Buglioni.

The 27-year-old Chudinov, now trained by Roy Jones Jr., stunned the boxing world when he defeated German great Felix Sturm in his backyard in May and wants to demolish Buglioni in front of his home crowd. And the Russian hitman has targeted more Brits once he’s finished off Buglioni with IBF Champion James DeGale on his hitlist as well as aiming to lure former four-time world champion Carl Froch out of retirement. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Skoglund-Cherviak media day

Photos: Team Sauerland

Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) and Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at today’s media training in Nyköping, Sweden ahead of their historic IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title fight on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor.

Skoglund, the reigning champion, defends the IBF strap in his hometown arena, and the 24 year old, who says he has had the ‘perfect preparation’, is counting on local support to give him the edge over his Ukrainian opponent.

‘’I’ve had the perfect preparations and I feel great,’’ said Skoglund. ‘’Honestly, things could not have gone better. I’m in good shape, and now the hard work is done and I’m ready to defend my title on Saturday night. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Granados headlines in LA / GGG to be honored

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (15-4-2, 11 KOs) of Cicero, Illinois, returns to the ring this Saturday. He will take on Gaku Takahashi (14-5-1, 6 KOs) of Japan. The bout will be an eight-round main event at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California. Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing Promotions will promote the event. Granados’ management stablemates Ernest Muhammad Jr., Joshua Green Jr., and Kelin Sharpe will round out the undercard.

Granados signed with Journeyman Management a few months back and immediately has been a part of some major events. He fought on the undercard of boxing’s fight of the millennium this past May between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio. He followed that up with an upset victory over Jesus Soto Karass on the Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) show in Las Vegas the following month. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Boonjamong returns Sept 27 in Thailand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand’s two-time Olympic medalist Manus Boonjamong will be in action on September 27 under the promotional banner of Kiat Kreerin, it was announced today by Jimmy Chaichotchuang, who said. “Bonjamning is an incredible talent who won the junior welterweight Olympic Gold at the 2004 Athen games and the Silver at the 2008 Beijing games. I will make every effort to make him a great professional boxer. Boonjamnong will have his second professional fight with Indonesian’s Marco Tuhumury (10-11-2) at Central Plaza Westgate Department Store, Bangkok, Thailand.

“The undercard will feature IBF #3 mini flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (27-4-1) who will fight Indonesian Oscar Raknafa (12-10-0). Sakkreerin lost by technical decision for his first world title challenge against IBF champion Katsunari Tayakama (29-7) on April 22 in Osaka, Japan. He will look for his second world title fight in 2016.”

Also Mike Tawatchai will fight Filipino Junny Salogaol (9-7-4) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior featherweight title.”



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua-Whyte set for Dec 12 showdown

Unbeaten heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte are predicting a knockout night when they clash for the British and Commonwealth titles in Bad Intentions at The O2 in London on December 12. Both unbeaten men landed big KO wins at the weekend to secure the hotly-anticipated contest and set a date to settle a rivalry that stretches back to their early amateur days. Joshua blasted Gary Cornish away in 97 seconds, making his 14th straight win inside the distance his quickest to date. Whyte went to 16-0 with a 13th KO win, stopping Brian Minto in three.

Whyte beat Joshua early in their amateur careers before Joshua went on to claim gold at the London 2012 Olympics, and with sparks flying in the build-up to Saturday’s action, the blue touch paper has already been lit for a huge night in December. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

UFC

Welcome to the UFC: Sage Northcutt

Nineteen-year-old Sage Northcutt has had five pro fights. All five have been wins and all five have been finishes. The Texas product has done all that without a single training camp; he doesn’t have the time . . . . Click here for more

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September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Badou Jack eyes James DeGale

George Groves talks about the “worst feeling in the world”

Anthony Joshua wants Wladimir Klitschko after two more bouts

Floyd Mayweather seeks to find the next Floyd Mayweather



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Salido: Everybody knows!

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Orlando “Siri” Salido wasn’t surprised at the unpopular decision awarded Rocky Martinez last night in their WBO world super featherweight title fight at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I have been in boxing all my life and know that these things happen, but I really thought I dominated the fight last night and deserved the belt. This is very disappointing after all these years,” said Salido. “Everybody knows, but as usual, not the three that are supposed to know.”

Salido returned today to Ciudad Obregon with his wife Mayra, daughter Michelle and sons Bryan and Orlandito.

“Hey, life ain’t fair and I learned that early and hard,” said Salido, “But, every once in awhile you would think they could get it right.”



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Who is boxing’s new P4P King?

With the retirement of Floyd Mayweather, who is boxing’s best fighter pound-for-pound?

The candidates (in alphabetical order):

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September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Khan thinks Floyd will fight again

By James Slater

As fans everywhere know, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr announced his retirement from the sport he has dominated after his wide points win over a game Andre Berto. But already, people are asking, will “Money” keep his word and remain retired? Some people are sure a 50-0 record – and with it the breaking of the legendary Rocky Marcian’s 49-0 ledger – is too close for Mayweather to be able to resist and that he will return sometime next year for one last mega-fight.

Former super-middleweight king Steve Collins was in the BoxNation studio to watch Mayweather’s win last night, but he himself says he does not think Mayweather will ever fight again. Collins, when asked how Floyd will be remembered, said that although Mayweather does not have a style that he finds exciting, Mayweather will indeed be remembered as a classy, hard-working boxing master.

Amir Khan, who still hopes to get it on with Mayweather, said he thinks Floyd WILL box again. Khan added that people will always ask, “What would have happened had Mayweather fought Amir Khan?” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather, Berto speak

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his decision win over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather spoke about his victory at the post-fight press conference. He also spoke about his retirement and his illustrious career.

“First off I want to thank my team we had a remarkable training camp,” said Floyd. “I didn’t overlook the guy. Experience did play a key. Like I always say, ‘put them in front of me and see what they do.’ My dad has done a great job and, of course, my uncle Roger. We done great numbers tonight and hopefully at all the homes with the pay per views. I am very comfortable. I want to see these young guys do good under my banner.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Martinez-Salido scoring analysis

By Miguel Maravilla

In an all out war, WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) retained his title with a very questionable twelve round draw against four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs). Most at ringside felt Salido did more than enough to win. “Siri” landed 285 of 1037 punches, while Martinez connected on 189 of 691. A 96 punch edge for Salido. BOTH landed at 27%. Salido also landed 80 more power punches than Martinez. However judge Patricia Morse Jarman scored it 115-113 for Martinez. Judge Bert Clements scored it 115-113 for Salido. Judge Glenn Feldman had it 114-114.

“I did all the work and I thought I won the fight,” said Salido. “I thought the first couple of rounds were even but then I took control of the fight afterwards. I was definitely looking for the championship. As you all saw I threw more of the punches and I thought I won the fight. I dedicated so much for this fight, for them to take it away from me is not fair. Definitely, I am ready for a third fight!”

Of course, Martinez disagreed. “I definitely won the fight,” stated Martinez, who was making the first defense in his third stint as WBO junior lightweight world champion. “They counted a knockdown that wasn’t really a knockdown. He threw a lot of punches but most of them didn’t connect, they landed on my arms. Anywhere you want that third fight between us, I will take it.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

UFC

Welcome to the UFC: Danny Roberts

It’s said that in life, things happen in threes. Good things, bad things, anything. Liverpool, England’s Danny Roberts may not have been a believer in such matters before, but he’s coming around to it, especially since this week brought two good things already . . . . Click here for more

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September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather dominates Berto, then retires

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

As expected, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With the win, Mayweather tied the unbeaten 49-0 record of Rocky Marciano in what he insisted will be his last fight. Mayweather was in command from round one as Berto failed to apply any significant pressure. Floyd started clowning late after piling up a huge lead. In the end scores were 117-111, 118-110, 120-108.

“Andre Berto has heart. A tremendous chin. He wouldn’t lay down and it was a good fight,” said Mayweather afterward. “My career is over. It’s official.

“You have to know when to hang it up. I’m knocking at the door now. I’m close to 40 years old. Been in this sport 19 years. Been a world champion 18 years. I broke all the records. There’s nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing…I’m leaving the sport with all my faculties. I’m still sharp and smart…I’ve accomplished everything. There’s nothing else to accomplish in the sport.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Martinez-Salido ends in draw, Jack edges Groves, Oquendo derails Gonzalez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

In the best fight of the night, WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) retained his title with a controversial twelve round draw against four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs). The bout was a rematch of their fight of the year candidate fight from earlier this year, won by Martinez. This fight was even better.

Salido came out aggressively, applying intense pressure to Martinez. Salido dropped Martinez in round three, then Martinez floored Salido in the same round. As the bout progressed, Salido’s pressure was relentless. In the late rounds, Salido’s bodywork had paid dividends as Martinez’ movement was greatly curtailed. It was a war until the final bell. Scores were 115-113 Martinez, 115-113 Salido, 114-114 , despite the fact that Salido outworked and outlanded Martinez by a significant margin.

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). Jack dropped Groves in round one, but had to work hard all twelve rounds. Scores were 115-112, 116-111 Jack, 114-113 Groves.

Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former three-time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-10, 49 KOs) in a super featherweight clash. The heavy-handed Gonzalez dropped Oquendo in round one. Oquendo returned the favor and floored Gonzalez in round two. Wild toe-to-toe action after that! It became a battle of attrition. Gonzalez was cut over both eyes. Oquendo was cut over the left eye. Gonzalez had the edge in punch output, but judges scored it 94-94, 95-93, 98-90.

WBC #3 super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) scored an entertaining ten round majority decision over former IBF champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (27-8, 12 KOs). Martirosyan dropped Smith in rounds three and eight en route to a 97-91, 97-91, 95-95 verdict.

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September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Thomas Masson wins vacant EBU fly crown

French Thomas Masson unanimously outpointed Spanish based Roumanian Silvio Olteanu for the vacant EBU flyweight crown in Bruay-la-Buissière on Saturday night in front of a full house of local fans.
Masson, trained by Joel Legrand, started well but faded a little in the middle rounds when the experienced Olteanu made it very competitive on the scorecards. at the end of 12 very entertaining rounds the scores were twice 117-111 and 116-113 all in favor of the local Masson.
The show was promoted by the local club of Bruay in association with Gerard Teysseron and Antoine Montero of Europrom promotions.



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated super welterweight Chris Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) stopped Jank Trotter (9-2-1, 9 KOs) in seven rounds. Good back and forth action. Pearson rocked Trotter in round six. A right hand by Pearson dropped Trotter in round seven. He got up, but in the final seconds of the round a series of punches staggered Trotter and as he went stumbling to his corner referee Robert Byrd waved off the bout at 2:59.

Undefeated lightweight Gevonta Davis (12-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Recky Dulay (8-2, 5 KOs), scoring a first round TKO. Dulay was down twice as the fight was stopped at 1:34. (more…)



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua demolishes Cornish, Whyte stops Minto

Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14 KOs) needed just 97 seconds to annihilate previously unbeaten 6’7 Gary Cornish (21-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Joshua dropped Cornish in round one, then battered him to the deck again and it was waved off.

Earlier unbeaten heavyweight Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a third round KO over Brian “The Beast” Minto (41-10, 26 KOs). Whyte dropped Minto with a big right hand at the end of round one, battered him further in round two and you the win :26 into round three when Minto took a knee.

Joshua and Whyte are now taking aim at a December 12 all-British showdown.



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo wins IBF jr middleweight title with third round KO over Bundrage

Photos: Emily Harney

Unbeaten Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KOs) easily dethroned IBF jr middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (34-6, 19 KOs) by third round KO on Saturday afternoon at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Charlo dropped Bundrage in round one, round two and twice in round three before the bout was waved off. Time was 2:33.

In the main event, former WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against overmatched Australian Michael “Pretty Boy” Zerafa (17-2, 9 KOs). A crushing right hand ended the fight. Zerafa taken from the ring on a stretcher. Quillin is now lined up for a December 5 clash against fellow Brooklynite and WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.

2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne (16-0, 12 KOs) needed just 55 seconds to demolish former world champion Gabriel Campillo (25-8-1, 12 KOs) in a light heavyweight clash. Campillo down twice. photos



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen and Markussen score KO victories

Super middleweights Patrick Nielsen and Rudy Markussen both scored KO victories tonight at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn to set up a Danish mega-fight later this year. The event was billed as ‘Collision Course’ with both men needing a victory to secure a showdown. Nielsen, the current WBA International super middleweight champion, was first to fight, sending a clear message to Markussen with a convincing knockout victory over Samir Santos Barbosa. (more…)



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Miura to defend WBC 130lb belt against #1 Vargas in Las Vegas

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi

WBC super-featherweight champ, Japanese southpaw Takashi “Bomber” Miura (29-2-2, 22 KOs) will defend his belt against official challenger, unbeaten Mexican Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) in Las Vegas on November 21. It was announced by Teiken Promotions yesterday. The mandatory title bout will take place beneath the sensational encounter of Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with the WBC middleweight throne on the line at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

Miura, a hard-punching lefty called “Mexican Killer”, is making his fifth defense since he dethroned Gamaliel Diaz by a ferocious stoppage in the ninth in April 2013. Since then, the Japanese bomber defeated Sergio Thompson (W12) in Mexico, Dante Jardon (TKO9), Edgar Puerta (TKO6) and ex-champ Billy Dib (TKO3) to his credit. In the same 130-pound category, we have another excellent titleholder Takashi Uchiyama, WBA ruler, who once scored an unforgettable halt over Miura after the eighth canto to keep his belt in January 2011, but it was Miura that surprisingly registered a sole knockdown during the hard-fought contest. It cannot be simply judged that Uchiyama is superior to Miura at this moment since the WBC titlist has recently technically and physically improved to be highly evaluated by our experts. (more…)



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Smith stops Savage in nine

Before a capacity crowd, fast-rising light heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr (19-1, 16 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Dion Savage (12-6, 8 KOs) on Friday night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Late in the 3rd round, a barrage of punches by Smith sent Savage sprawling through the ropes. Savage beat the count getting back in the ring and just as the bell sounded. Savage recovered nicely and the fight turned into a battle of attrition. In round nine, Smith finally overwhelmed Savage sending him to the canvas for the second time. Savage rose at the count of eight and Smith attacked relentlessly, forcing the referee to call a halt to the fight at 2:25 of round nine. (more…)



September 12th, 2015

UFC

Cruz opens up about impending return

Like everybody else, Dominick Cruz got the news Wednesday. But it was the kind of news he’s been waiting to hear.

Cruz’ comeback from a series of injuries is firmly on schedule, with a date and an opponent set. His only goal now is to approach his training slow and steady – and perhaps most important, to stay injury-free . . . . Click here for more

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September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. now a Russian Citizen

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to American former world champion Roy Jones Jr. The official decree was published today on the website of the Kremlin.

Roy Jones: I will soon learn the Russian language and build a gym in the Crimea.



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Saturday Boxing Odds

By Karl Freitag

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Floyd Mayweather -2500 vs. Andre Berto +1400
Note: Perhaps tired of losing to Mayweather bettors for 17 years in a row, many Euro books have Floyd set as a 100:1 favorite.
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Roman Martinez -230 vs. Orlando Salido +190
Note: WBO 130lb champ Martinez won the first fight by unanimous decision. Salido has been knocked down nine times in his last five fights, but hasn’t been stopped in any of them.
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George Groves -145 vs. Badou Jack +125
Note: Groves a slight favorite to dethrone WBC super middle champ Jack in what is considered the most even fight of the day.

Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Jermall Charlo -2000 vs. Cornelius Bundrage +1250
Note: Unbeaten 25-year-old Charlo a 20:1 favorite to dethrone the 42-year-old IBF jr middle champ Bundridge.
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Peter Quillin -12500 vs. Michael Zerafa +5000
Note: Quillin made 160 pounds for this fight, which he failed to do for his last fight against WBO champ Andy Lee. Zerafa figures to continue the current streak of Aussie boxing futility on the international scene.

O2 Arena, London
Anthony Joshua -6000 vs. Gary Cornish +2750
Note: Both are undefeated, but Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Joshua has mixed in way better company.
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Dillian Whyte -5000 vs. Brian Minto +1400
Note: 40-year-old Minto by far the biggest name Whyte has faced thus far.



September 12th, 2015




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