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Weights from Phoenix

Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Konstantin Ponomarev 148.6 vs. Cosme Rivera 145.6 Trevor McCumby 173.6 vs. Martin Verdin 176 Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.8 vs. Eduardo ...

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Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Orlando Salido 130 vs. Terdsak Kokietgym 130 (WBO interim jr lightweight title) Javier Mendoza 108 vs. Ramón García 108 (IBF jr flyweight title) Angel ...

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Groves-Rebrasse make weight

Groves-Rebrasse make weight

Photos: Philip Sharkey George Groves 167.4 vs Christopher Rebrasse 167.5 George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) and Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) both made weight ...

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Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge "Travieso" Arce faced off Thursday at the final press conference of their mini-tour to ...

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Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer The final press conference was held Thursday for the double world title card taking place Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal ...

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Boxing News

Bujaj TKOs Barrigan in seven

By Shamus Young at ringside

Unbeaten cruiserweight Stivens “Superman” Bujaj (12-0, 9KOs) won the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) cruiserweight title with a seventh round TKO over Victor Barragan (12-8, 3 KOs) in the main event of Battle at the Boat 95 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Barrigan had some moments early where he trapped Bujaj on the ropes and roughed him up. Those became fewer and farther between as the match wore on. In the middle of the ring, Bujaj used his reach and handspeed to dominate. Bujaj focused on the body in rounds six and seven, finally scoring a knockdown when Barragan collapsed. Barrigan beat the count, but referee Louis Jackvony ruled him unable to continue. (more…)



March 23rd, 2014



Boxing News

Vivian Harris defeats Jorge “Maromerito” Paez

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Former world champion Vivian Harris (32-9-2, 19 KOs), who took the fight on late notice, won a ten round majority decision over Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. (37-5-1, 22 KOs) in the welterweight main event on Saturday night at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Scores were 96-94, 96-94 Harris, 95-95. Three straight wins now for Harris, who used his experience to not let “Maromerito” fight his fight.

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March 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Pedraza wins IBO super featherweight belt

Photo: Gary Shaw Productions

Photo: Gary Shaw Productions


Puerto Rico has a world champion again! Undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title on Saturday night at the Auditorio Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Scores were 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111.

“This was another fight where I went the distance and learned a lot.” said Pedraza. “I’m working on everything each time I step in the ring. I’m feeling more comfortable while I’m honing in on my skills to get better. I feel I’m ready to fight any of the other world champions in my division, but I’m going to leave that up to my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo. I’ll fight anyone anywhere. I’m ready to make my people proud. Fighting in Puerto Rico is the best.”

Also, newly signed amateur stars, bantamweight Jean “Chapito” Rivera (1-0) and featherweight Luis Paredes (1-0) were successful, winning their pro debuts convincingly.



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Rodriguez dethrones Sabillo, wins WBO title

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

In a stunner, local favorite Francisco “Titanium” Rodriguez (14-2, 10 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten WBO minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (23-1-1, 12 KOs) of the Philippines via tenth round TKO on Saturday night at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. The 20-year-old Rodriguez came out strong in round one and continued the assault, dropping Sabillo near the end of the round. The pattern continued as the bout progressed as Rodriguez’ nonstop offensive kept Sabillo from getting anything going. The fight was finally stopped by referee Eddie Claudio in round ten with Sabillo taking heavy fire on the ropes. Time was 1:50.

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March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Verdejo destroys Santiago; Melendez tops Gutierrez

Photos: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions, LLC

Unbeaten 2012 Olympian lightweight Felix Verdejo (11-0, 8 KOs) brought the crowd to their feet with an impressive third round TKO over Juan Santiago (14-12-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In round one, Verdejo cut Santiago over the right eye with a sharp jab and continued his brutal assault in round two. Verdejo ended it in round three by dropping Santiago with a hard right hand.

Super welterweight KO artist Jorge Melendez (28-3-1, 26 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over tough veteran Richard Gutierrez (27-14-1, 17 KOs) Melendez came out strong, dropping Melendez at the end of round one. Guttierez, however, wasn’t going anywhere and went the full rounds. Scores were 98-91, 97-92, 97-92. photos



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kid Galahad wins Euro superbantam belt

Unbeaten super bantamweight Kid Galahad, aka Abdul Barry Awad (16-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Spaniard Sergio Prado (9-4-1, 3 KOs) to claim the vacant European title on Saturday night at the Ponds Forge Arena Sheffield, England. Galahad dominated the fight with speed and accurate punching but the super tough Prado went the full distance. Scores were 117-111, 118-110, 120-108.

Former world champion Junior Witter (42-7-2, 22 KOs) not surprisingly won every second of every round of a jr middleweight fight against journeyman “Mad Max” Maxwell (16-41-3, 3 KOs). The bout went the full six with Witter up 60-54. Witter snapped a two-fight losing streak.

Light heavyweight Travis Dickinson (16-1, 6 KOs) scored a third round KO over Danny McIntosh (14-6, 7 KOs) to win the vacant English belt. Dickinson dropped McIntosh in round one and twice in round three to end it.



March 22nd, 2014

UFC

UFN Natal 2014 Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and the middleweight bout between CB Dollaway and Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and UFC Fight Pass members can see two early prelim bouts at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Dan Henderson (202) VS Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
CB Dollaway (184) VS Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (185)
Norman Parke (156) VS Leonardo Santos (155)
Gian Villante (204) VS Fabio Maldonado (203)
Mairbek Taisumov (155) VS Michel Prazeres (155)
Steven Siler (146) VS Rony Jason (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Will Chope (146) VS Diego Brandao (144)
Thiago Santos (183) VS Ronny Markes* (190)
Scott Jorgensen (125) VS Jussier Formiga (125)
Kenny Robertson (171) VS Thiago Perpétuo (170)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Hans Stringer (204) VS Francimar Barroso (204)
Noad Lahat (145) VS Godofredo Pepey (145)

*Markes did not make weight and will forfeit 20% of his purse to his opponent

> Watch: Fight Night Natal Official Weigh-in

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Tony Thompson back in the heavyweight picture; wins split decision over Odlanier Solis

By Karl Freitag

In an important clash of heavyweight contenders, 42-year-old Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (39-4, 26 KOs) resurrected his career once again by scoring a tactical twelve round split decision over former Olympic gold medalist Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (20-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ataturk Spor Salonu in Tekirdag, Turkey.

The story of this fight was that Thompson fought for three minutes every round while Solis fought in spurts. The taller Thompson came out pumping his southpaw jab in round one. Solis stalked “The Tiger” but didn’t land much. Thompson methodical in his approach, while Solis had moments with short bursts of activity. Thompson was more aggressive in round three and outworked Solis. Neither landed much in a tactical round four. Thompson was busier. Open scoring has Solis up 39-37, 40-36, 39-37 after four. Thompson upped the pressure and had some good moments in round five. Both had moments in round six. Thompson again working harder. Thompson’s offense again more consistant in round seven, Solis scored in spurts. The tactical fight continued in the eighth neither fighter clearly winning. Scores were announced as 77-75, 77-75 for Thompson, 78-74 Solis after eight. Thompson again busier in the ninth. Solis finally showed some urgency in the tenth, his most decisive round in the fight. Both fighters were more aggressive in the last two stanzas, while still not completely opening up. Scores 115-114, 115-113 Thompson, 116-112 Solis.

With the win, Thompson claims the vacant WBC International heavyweight title. (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

McGowan victorious at Western Alliance 12

Story and photos by Brett Bonetti at ringside

Former WBO Female Lightweight World Champion Erin McGowan (15-2, 8 KOs) made a successful return to the ring where she dominated former two time world title challenger Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth (12-3-2, 5 KOs) at Western Alliance 12 at the Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth Australia tonight. Fighting in front of her home fans for the first time since October 2010, McGowan was in control from the outset using her speed and good footwork to continually land shots on Nongkipahuyuth. McGowan had Nongkipahuyuth hurt towards the end of round 5 and looked for the finish as the bell sounded. Sensing Nongkipahuyuth was still hurt, McGowan was all over her opponent from the start of round 6 and referee Gary Ingraham saved Nongkipahuyuth from more punishment and stopped the fight. Time of the stoppage was 25 seconds into round 6. (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hunter captures USBA belt: full report

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Prized Philly featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (18-3, 9KOs) captured the USBA championship with a hard fought ten round unanimous decision victory over former two time WBC FECARBOX super bantamweight champ Yenifel “Lightning” Vicenti (25-3-2, 17KOs). In the co-feature of the action packed card promoted Joey Intrieri’s Joey Eye Promotions, highly touted flyweight and crowd favorite Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (12-0. 5KOs) scored the biggest win of his career in impressive fashion, with a second round knockout of former WBC FECARBOX super flyweight champion Miguel Robles (12-4-2, 5KOs). (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Noginsk, Russia

Photo: Hrunov Promotions

Unbeaten WBA #5 rated super middleweight Fedor Chudinov (9-0, 7 KOs) weighed in at 167.5 for his scheduled twelve round fight against former world title challenger Stjepan Bozic (28-7, 19 KOs), taking place on Sunday at the Sports Palace “Znamya” in Noginsk, Russia. Bozic, who has recently faced Athur Abraham and James DeGale and challenged Dimitri Sartison for the WBA world title in 2009, weighed in at 167.8. The bout is for the WBC CISBB (CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau) super middleweight title. Chudinov is the younger brother of WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov.



March 22nd, 2014

UFC

Shogun Rua: Penning a New Story

In November of 2011, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson went to places most fighters will never know about, and we loved them for it. Their UFC 139 bout was highly-anticipated, but no one expected it to be that good. For five rounds, two superstars who didn’t have the need to add anything more to their fighting legacy fought like hungry rookies seeking a UFC contract. It was the best of the fight game fit into 25 minutes . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hall of Fame promoter Micky Duff dies at 84

Legendary boxing promoter Micky Duff passed away today at the age of 84. He was the number one UK promoter in the eighties working with 16 world champions and many boxing stars of that era such as Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, Alan Minter, John Conteh, Lloyd Honeyghan, Jim Watt and many more. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999. He wrote four books including his autobiography “Twenty and Out: A Life in Boxing,” which was released in 2001. He is best known for his oft-repeated comment on the boxing business: “If you want loyalty, buy a dog.”



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Konecny: I’m already in good shape and very, very motivated to bring this belt to the Czech Republic

Photos: Team SES

At a press conference this week in Prague, current WBO European middleweight titlist Lukas Konecny and his team discussed his world title challenge against WBO world champion Peter Quillin taking place April 19 at the “DC Armory” Arena in Washington DC.

Lukas Konecny: “I’ve already achieved my first American dream of riding a Harley Davidson bike. Now the second U.S. dream will be a reality. I’ve always wanted to box in the United States and now, thanks to the great work of my promoter Ulf Steinforth, I even have the chance to be there in Washington with a championship belt. With the fight against WBO champion Peter Quillin, I can put a grand finale on my long and successful boxing career. I feel no pressure, having so far achieved so much. Everything’s going well. I’m already in good shape and very, very motivated to bring this belt to the Czech Republic. With the support of my SES team, my fans and my Czech compatriots, I will succeed in this. Let’s go west!” (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Martirosyan/Peterson Full Report & Photos

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Fighting for the first time under new trainer Joe Goossen and new promoter Goossen Tutor Promotions, 2004 Olympian Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, (34-1-1, 21 KOs), rebounded from his first loss last November with a comfortable ten-round unanimous decision over Mario Lozano, (27-5, 20 KOs), Friday night in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Morongo Casino Resort Spa in Cabazon, California. All three judges scored the bout 100-89. With the victory Martirosyan earned the WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title but, more importantly, successfully launched what he has readily acknowledged is a career reboot after leaving longtime trainer Freddie Roach and Top Rank Promotions. (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Persoon ready for Farias

30-day weigh-in

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Local Belgian female star Delfine Persoon made weight for her mandatory 30-day weigh-in. Persoon was well inside the limite when she tipped the scale at 62.400. The WBC rule has a maximum of 10% above the limite 30 days ahead of the world title fight. Persoon is in full training for her clash with Farias.
Current WBC champion, the undefeated Argentinian Erica Anabella Farias, 19-0-0(9), will make a mandatory defence of her lightweight title on April 20 against Belgian Delfine Persoon, 28-1-0(13), in Zwevezele, Belgium. On the undercard Hedi Slimani will face Affif Hamdani for the vacant WBC Mediterrenean lightweight title. It will be the first ever WBC fight and WBC double header in Belgium. The show is promoted and sponsored by Paul Degroote of DTT.



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Round XIII: March 28 in Gent, Belgium

“Laggoune, Yengoyan, Merhy and Abdoul in action”

Bilal Laggoune will headline the next BGB show called ROUND XIII against Laszlo Hubert for the vacant WBC Mediterranean cruiserweight title.

Click to watch the video for Round XIII, Gent – Belgium, March 28, 2014

In the co-main event Sasha Yengoyan will face dangerous Ayoub Nefzi over 10 rounds.
Hot prospect Ryad Merhy will see action against Paata Berikashvili over 6 and local star Ismail Abdoul will face Levan Jomardashvili also over 6.
Domien Van Gansbeke versus Jean Pierre Habimana and female Elfi Philips versus Najat Hasnouni will complete the show.

Venue: Sporthal Vlaanderen, Gent, Belgium
Promoter: Claude Vandenheede, BGB promotion



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Minnesota

Story and photos by Jesse Kelley

Mohammed Kayongo 147 vs. Fredrick Lawson 148
Javontae Starks 154 vs. Ruben Galvan 155
Juan Velasquez 131 vs. Philip Adyaka 131 (exhibition)
Carlos Velasquez 132.5 vs. Willshaun Boxley 133
Joe Amouta 168 vs. Kelin Sharpe 168
Andrew Selvig 135 vs. Andre Sherard 137
Pat Quinn 360 vs. Mahmoud Aburia 260
John Moxey 237.5 vs. Brett Murphy 292.5

Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions
Venue: Myth Nightclub, Maplewood, MN

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March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ft. Worth

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Emerico Perez

Darlington Agha 253 vs Terrell Jamal Woods 239
DeAnthony Bonner 132 vs DeShaun Williams 132.75
Jonathan Steele 146.25 vs Theodore Walters 144
Chris Jones 167 vs Larry Smith 160
John Paul Bonansinga 147 vs Booker Arthur 146.75
Ernesto Delgadillo 118.5 vs Leonardo Torres 120.75

Promoter: Paulie Ayala Productions
Keep it in the Ring – benefiting Punching Out Parkinson’s & NewDay Services
Venue: Cendera Center – Fort Worth, Texas

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March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hardy tops Feliciano in Brooklyn

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Earlier tonight, DiBella Entertainment presented the latest installment of its ever popular Broadway Boxing series with an exciting eight-bout card from the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Fighting before a strong contingent of hometown fans, Brooklyn fan favorite Heather Hardy and the Bronx’s Nydia Feliciano went to war in their eight-round female junior featherweight feature bout. Feliciano was easily the toughest opponent of Hardy’s young career, having already fought for a world title in 2012. Round after round, Hardy and Feliciano furiously brawled, bringing the crowd to a standing ovation on a number of occasions. Hardy was the aggressor and pressed the action for the majority of the bout, and in the end, she was awarded the well-deserved unanimous decision, winning by scores of 79-73, and 78-74 twice. It was the most impressive victory to date for Hardy, who improved to a perfect 9-0, 2KOs. (more…)



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Tostado edges Vidal in Tampa

Bantamweight Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (13-1, 6 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-2, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO Latin bantamweight title on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Both fighters had their moments, but in the end it was Tostado who won by scores 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

In the co-feature, lightweight Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (21-2, 16 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos “El Guerrero” Velazquez (21-19-1, 11 KOs).



March 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Reveco retains WBA belt with 2nd round KO

WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (33-1, 17 KOs) knocked out challenger Manuel Vides (15-3, 9 KOs) in the second roynd to retain his title on Saturday night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in General Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was Reveco’s sixth title defense.

Also on the card, cruiserweight Victor Emilio Ramirez (19-2, 15 KOs) stopped Glendy Hernandez (10-2, 6 KOs) in a bout for the IBF Latino title.



March 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ponce, Puerto Rico

José Pedraza 129 vs. Alberto Garza 130

Rey Ojeda Marco 135 vs. Fernando Torres 135
Kenny Galarza vs.150 vs. Miguel Munguia 151
Jesus Rojas 127 vs. Juan Beltran 131
Daniel Rosario 151 vs. Carlos Garcia 151
Alberto Mercado 133 vs. Angel Pascual 132
Edwin Rodriguez 117 vs. Hector Gonzalez 118
Luis Rosario peso 124 vs.Felix Caraballo 124
Luis Paredes 124 vs. Josue Class 125
Jean Carlos Rivera 119 vs. Kevin Vazquez 120



March 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola coming to Los Angeles

It was confirmed Friday night that the rematch between Bermane Stiverne (23-2-2, 20 KOs) and Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) will take place at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, located near downtown Los Angeles. The bout will be for the vacant WBC heavyweight title formerly held by Vitali Klitschko and take place on May 10. There were talks of placing the bout in Cancun, but the Stiverne Camp wouldn’t agree to a fight in Mexico. Stiverne scored a twelve round unanimous decision in their first fight.



March 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tacoma: Battle at the Boat 95

Stivens Bujaj 196.5 vs. Victor Barragan 192.5
(WBC United States cruiserweight title)

Jeremy McCleary 126 vs. Corben Page 126.5
Contract Weight: 128 Lbs.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez 156 vs. Cameron Sevilla-Rivera 158
Contract Weight: 157 Lbs.
Sean Quinnett 144.5 vs. Jared Teer 146
Contract Weight: 147 Lbs.
Josh Solis 159.5 vs. Harrison Bevens 161
Contract Weight: 161 Lbs.
Jared Torgeson 199 vs. Jon Jackson 195
Contract Weight: 200 Lbs.
Cole Milani 153 vs. Mark Garcia 156.5
Contract Weight: 161 Lbs.

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Promoter: Halquist Productions



March 21st, 2014




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