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- Fight for Water 3 Weights
- Weights from Panama
- UFC 179 at the scales
- Two NABF titles on the line in Pueblo tonight
- Oscar to officially announce Dec 6 card
- "Fights at the Fitz" returns this Saturday
- Former European champ Pat Barrett to promote first boxing show
- Mthalane to make first defense of IBO flyweight belt
- 143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri
- Povetkin KOs Takam in 10; Chakhkiev crushes Fragomeni; Charr stops Grant
- Weights from Kissimmee, FL
Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at the scales
Max “Tiger” Bursak 160 vs. Marco “Schulle” Schulze 160
(Vacant WBO Intercontinental middleweight championship)
Andrey Rudenko 249 vs. Daniil Peretyatko TBA
Vitaly Rusal 174.9 vs. Mbaruk Kheri 175.7
Sergey Fedchenko 141 vs. Aleksander Vakhtangashvili 141
Valery Brazhnik 147 vs. Solomon Begere 143
Kostya Rovensky 155 vs. Wladimir Borowski 155
Alexander Spirko 149 vs. Nikolay Korenev 149
Vyacheslav Glazkov 221.5 vs. Ivan Shayko 221.5
Venue: Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Promoter: K2 Promotions Ukraine
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Jr middleweight Carson Jones (26-7-2, 16 KOs) of Oklahoma defeated Maine’s Jason LeHoulier (21-3-1, 8 KOs) by way of 9th round TKO Thursday night in the main event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tony Holden promoted the event with Bobby Dobbs matchmaking. The bout had good two way action with Jones getting the better of Lehoulier and ending matters by way of a left hook in round 9. Jones picked up the vacant NABA light middleweight title with the victory.
Former world title challenger Zahir Raheem (30-3, 17 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since July of 2008. Raheem shut out a very durable Roberto Valenzuela of Mexico who is a veteran of 105 fights. Raheem hit Valenzuela with some wicked body shots throughout the bout but Valenzuela took them all and refused to go down. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Raheem in the end.
Aldo and Faber Meet For The Featherweight Title Live Tomorrow Night: Jose Aldo battles Urijah Faber for the belt, plus lightweight champion Ben Henderson squares off once again with Donald Cerrone – live tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View
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UFC teams up with Camaro: The UFC® today announced it is teaming up with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to release 10 Limited Edition UFC Chevrolet Camaros. The very first car, “#1” will be auctioned to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund, a charity dedicated to providing financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty.
Mauricio Herrera 140 vs. Efren Hinojosa 140
WBC USNBC super lightweight championship
Abraham Lopez 126 vs. Jason Rorie 123
Patrick Lopez 144 vs. Cristian Favela 146
Efrain Esquivias 124 vs. Danny Pantoja 125
Enrique Lobatos 278.5 vs. Charles Tucker 267.5
Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
TV: Fox Sports en Español
By Jesse Kelley
Phil Williams 163 vs Caleb Truax 162.5
Joey Abell 241 vs Josh Gutcher 245
Antwan Robertson 117 vs James Owen 121.5
Ismail Muwendo 130 vs David Laque 133
Charles Meier 185.5 vs Dan Copp 158
Venue: Saint Paul National Guard Armory
Promotor: Seconds Out Promotions
WBA #12, WBC #15 light heavyweight Tommy Karpency (19-1-1, 11 KOs) is set to face WBO #2, WBC #3 Karo Murat (21-0, 13 KOs) for Murat’s WBO inter-continental light heavyweight title on May 1st at EWE-Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. The clash will serve as the televised co-feature under the much anticipated WBO cruiserweight title between champion Marco ‘Kapt’n’ Huck (28-1) and American challenger WBO #5 Brian ‘The Beast’ Minto (34-3). A winner of eight straight, Karpency, just 23-years-old, aims to upset the undefeated Murat in the scheduled 12 rounder promoted by Sauerland Event.
By Alexey Sukachev
After a couple of months off, rising Russian pugilistic company Ural Boxing Promotions will be back into action tomorrow at Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. As always, the Chelyabinsk-based promoters will entertain a local crowd with several up-and-coming prospects; two of them defending their WBC minor belts against credible opposition. (more…)
By Rocco Morales at ringside
Light heavyweight Enrique Ornelas (30-6, 20 KOs) rebounded from a December loss to Bernard Hopkins with a nice fourth round KO over Julius Fogle (15-4, 10 KOs) on Thursday night at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. A huge left hook brought down the 38-year-old Fogle at the 1:12 mark of the fourth.
“The Contender’s” Deon Elam (11-1, 5 KOs) won a four round unanimous decision over Andre Hemphill (8-15-2, 5 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout. Elam dropped Hemphill at the end of round four and much to the fighters’ surprise they were informed that the bout had been cut from a six- to a four-rounder. Scores were 40-35, 40-35, 39-36. For more details and photos click here…
One of the dreams of three time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce was to fight in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, a city that has always embraced boxing and where the great Julio Cesar Chavez was born, before moving to Culiacan as a child. “Fighting in Ciudad Obregon is something that I’ve always dreamed of doing while I was a young boxer coming up. To me it’s one the best boxing towns in all of Mexico and has a great tradition of boxing. They had some very good fights here in the past including some with their native son Julio Cesar Chavez,” said Arce, today during the final press conference leading up to his fight this Saturday. For more details and photos click here…
By Karl Freitag
WBC President Jose Sulaiman, upon hearing that the bout between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley will not be for Mosley’s WBA welterweight title, has announced that the WBC will offer the WBC Diamond Belt to the Mayweather-Mosley winner and be recognized as WBC Diamond world champion, being certain that if Mayweather wins he’ll proudly accept the belt. “In history, there has been only one world champion who has won the WBC Diamond Belt, the idol of the Philippines and the world Manny Pacquiao,” said Sulaiman in a statement. “The winner of Mayweather vs. Mosley also deserves to be crowned as WBC Diamond world champion.” If the WBC is not allowed to present the belt in the ring, they will do so in the locker room of the winner.
What’s interesting about this decision is the fact that although Manny Pacquiao already holds the WBC Diamond Belt world championship at welterweight, Mayweather-Mosley will not be for an “interim” WBC Diamond Belt world championship. In essence, the WBC would be awarding the same belt and same title to another fighter in the same division as Pacman.
Chris Arreola 250.5 vs. Tomasz Adamek 217
Venue: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
Promoter: Goossen Tutor
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WBO light heavyweight world champion Jürgen Brähmer (35-2, 28 KOs) defends his title for the second time on Saturday in Hamburg against #8 rated Mariano Nicolas Plotinsky (16-3, 8 KOs). The run up to this fight has been unusual for both fighters. Plotinsky arrived three days late because of the Icelandic volcano. Brähmer’s car caught fire and burnt up on Wednesday. “It was no big deal,” explained Brähmer. “I had gone back to Schwerin to get still some clothes and my mouthpiece for Saturday. Suddenly there was a weird smell so I stopped and immediately extinguished the flames. When the fire department arrived, everything was already over. My clothes smelled like smoke, but otherwise nothing happened. My girlfriend picked me up. In the evening we went back to the hotel in Hamburg. At least now I know what I’ll do after my career. I’ll be a fireman. Everyone praised me and told me what I did was exemplary. I should given a few autographs.” For more details and photos click here…
“I’m a difficult math problem that no one can solve,” Floyd Mayweather, Jr. said today on a national teleconference. “The ultimate goal is how to solve the problem.” Calling himself the greatest fighter of all time, Mayweather said the task is beyond “Sugar” Shane Mosley, whom he will face May 1 in Las Vegas. “Shane done some things in this sport, but this fight is about enhancing my legacy, about proving I’m the best.”
Mayweather and manager Leonard Ellerbe also talked about not fighting for the WBA welterweight title. “At this level it’s not about belts,” said Ellerbe. “It’s about improving legacy and it’s about money. A title fight never entered the picture.” Stay tuned for a full report.
Mikkel Kessler did a little road work this afternoon outside Herning, Denmark with physical trainer Thomas Macon just two days before his Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown against WBC super middleweight champ Carl Froch on Saturday, April 24 on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m., ET/PT, same-day coverage) from MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark. For more details and photos click here…
Veteran matchmaker John Beninati has joined TKO Boxing Promotions, it was announced today, by Chris Middendorf, it’s Director of Boxing Operations. Beninati, most recently with Gary Shaw Productions, will assume matchmaking duties for the fast rising Las Vegas based promotional outfit. Said Middendorf about the addition of Beninati to the TKO Boxing team, “There are promoters who sign fighters like Dan Snyder and the Redskins sign football players; they want the great record, maybe the high ranking, so that they can plug them into a fight and get lucky. What we are doing is signing the best talent in the US and the world and as they develop, building our company around them. In order to do that right, you have to have the best matchmaking.” (more…)
WBC featherweight champion Elio “The Kid” Rojas (22-1, 13 KOs) has called out his WBA counterpart, undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa (18-0, 15 KOs), demanding a world championship unification match. “I see where people have said Gamboa may face Celestino Caballero, but Gamboa himself said he wasn’t impressed with Caballero’s last fight,” Rojas said. “My response to that is I am a world champion and so is Gamboa. Why don’t we fight in a world title unification? I am ready to make this fight happen if Gamboa is ready. It has always been one of my goals to become a unified champion.” (more…)
Unbeaten bantamweight Abner Mares (20-0, 13 KOs) is preparing in the Coachella Valley with trainer Joel Diaz for the biggest fight of his life against IBF champion Yonnhy Perez (20-0, 14 KOs) on May 22 at the Staples Center in the semi-main event to the Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez card billed as “Once and Four All.” Mares stated “I’m very familiar with Perez; we fought as amateurs, I beat him twice and he beat me once. But this is for the world title. This is when it really counts. I need that title to accomplish my goals. No disrespect to Yonnhy, but I’m getting that belt on May 22nd.”
Joel Julio is focused and feels he has had the best training camp of his career. With a fight that many critics feel is a must win match just two days away, Julio is displaying a level of maturity, confidence and physical conditioning never seen before. Julio, (35-3, 31 KOs), is facing Alfredo Angulo, (17-1, 14 KOs), in a 12 round WBO interim junior middleweight championship this Saturday, on the undercard of the Cristobal Arreola vs. Tomasz Adamek heavyweight fight, on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. (more…)
The June 26 PPV clash between undefeated super welterweight contender and son of the legend Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (40-0-1, 30 KOs) and Ireland’s John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs) will be officially announced on Monday. The event, billed as “Latin Fury 15: La Furia de México.” will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Also seeing action will be five-time world champion Marco Antonio Barrera (68-7, 43 KOs), three-time world champion Jorge Arce (53-6-1, 40 KOs) and Salvador Sanchez III (19-3-2, 9 KOs).
Photos by Emily Harney
A press conference was held yesterday by TKO Boxing Promotions in Hartford, CT to announce further details of their action packed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” card set for Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.
Among those featured at the press conference was hard hitting, featherweight sensation, Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard of Manchester, CT who will be defending his NABF Featherweight Title against Carlos “EL Rayo” Rivera.y . . . Click here for more
Promoter Frank Warren has won undisclosed damages and costs as well as a formal apology from boxer Ricky Hatton following an interview Hatton did with Sun Journalist Matt Bendoris in November 2009. In the interview, Hatton, promoted by Warren between 1997 and 2005 stated that: “Promoters I had boxed for had ripped me off, not paid me what I was worth, misled me and not protected my interests.” Together with paying Warren undisclosed damages and costs Hatton has issued the following apology: (more…)
The four entrants not fighting this weekend have weighed in with predictions for this weekend’s Super Six World Boxing Classic Group Stage 2 matchup between undefeated WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) and Mikkel Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs). Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, and Arthur Abraham predict a victory for the hometown fighter, Kessler while Allan Green sees the win going to Froch. The fight will air this Saturday, April 24, from the sold-out MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark, on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (same-day coverage).
Entering the second of three Group Stage 2 matches in the Super Six World Boxing Classic on SHOWTIME, hometown fighters are 4-0 in the tournament. Froch, who is in a three-way tie for second place with two points, can overtake Abraham for the top spot on the tournament scoreboard with a “W”. Kessler, who has zero points, is desperate for a win and to keep his chances alive in the tournament. (more…)
Story by Felipe Leon
After 27 professional fights in which heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (28-1, 25KO) had his hand raised, he found himself in a bad dream when he came up short in his challenge of Vitali Klitschko late last year for the WBC title and thus falling short in his bid to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent, a fact that contributed to his much publicized tear-filled reaction after the bout . . . Click here for more
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
To say that the upcoming bout between Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber is a clash of the titans is an understatement. If the WEC featherweight title and the title of best featherweight in the world weren’t enough, Aldo and Faber anchor the WEC’s first foray into the pay-per-view market.
In other words, this is a pretty big deal . . . Click here for more
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