Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
var ord = window.ord || Math.floor(Math.random() * 1e16); document.write('
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Fightnews Team
Luis upsets IBF #15 rated Dargan; Barrera stops Lacy in four

Luis upsets IBF #15 rated Dargan; Barrera stops Lacy in four

Photos: Emily Harney In the first big upset of 2015, Tony "Lightning" Luis (19-2, 7 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously ...

>> continued

Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Francisco Rodríguez 110 vs. Jomar Fajardo 110 Aaron Herrera 141 vs. Wilfrido Buelvas 141.5 Ramses Agaton 148 vs. Jonathan Durán 150 Martín Tecuapetla ...

>> continued

López, Figueroa public workout

López, Figueroa public workout

Photos: Cotto Promotions llc Unbeaten and rising Puerto Rican prospect Jose ‘Wonder Boy’ López (15-0, 11 KOs) and Josean ‘El Tren’ Figueroa (8-3-1, ...

>> continued

Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

Photos: Sebastian Heger On March 21, it is 'The Moment of Truth' as WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) ...

>> continued

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) returns to Foxwoods' Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, ...

>> continued

Luis upsets IBF #15 rated Dargan; Barrera stops Lacy in four

Luis upsets IBF #15 rated

1
Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas,

2
López, Figueroa public workout

López, Figueroa public workout

3
Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

4
ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

5


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Photo

Jones, Lacy off the hook!

Photo by Scott Foster

Photo by Scott Foster

Photo: Roy Jones Jr. and Jeff Lacy stare down at the final presser for “Hook City,” today at  the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi.  Saturday night’s fight takes  place at the MS Coast Coliseum, live on pay-per-view.



August 13th, 2009



Boxing News

Luevano, Concepcion workout!

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

WBO Featherweight champion Steven Luevano and #1 contender Bernabe Concepcion worked out for reporters during media day Thursday in Las Vegas. Both looked sharp in advance of their upcoming WBO featherweight title fight on Saturday’s Top Rank promoted “Pinoy Power 2” pay-per-view event at the New Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. Click here for more photos…



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Arreola ticket alert

Tickets will go on sale Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. PT for the September 26 WBC heavyweight title fight between world champion Vitali Klitschko and WBC #1 ranked Cristobal Arreola at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets are priced at $500, $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, available at all TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. STAPLES Center Box Office will start selling tickets on Monday, August 17 at 10 a.m.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Dawson-Johnson II for WBC belt!

Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

The WBC sanctioned the rematch between undefeated two-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) and former world champion Glen Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs) for its interim light heavyweight title today. The bout will take place on November 7th in Dawson’s backyard of Hartford, Connecticut — the first world title bout in Hartford in 20 years. Dawson, a former WBC light heavyweight champion who relinguished the belt to take a fight against IBF champion Antonio Tarver rather than fight a mandatory against Adrian Diaconu, visited Mexico City and personally asked World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman to open the organization’s doors once again, saying that the only world champion belt he wants is the WBC green and gold belt. (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Announcement

Video: “Hook City” final presser!

The Roy Jones Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy “Hook City” final press conference took place today at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi.  Saturday night’s fight will take place at the MS Coast Coliseum, live on pay-per-view.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Atlanta Police have arrested the suspected gunman in the death of former world champion Vernon Forrest. 30-year-old Charmon Sinkfield was charged with murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault. A man suspected of robbing Forrest at gunpoint and also a man suspected of driving the getaway car are also in police custody.
—–
Amanda Rodrigues, wife of late ring legend Arturo Gatti, has sent a letter to the Journal de Montreal, in which she says a second autopsy on the ex-boxing champ will clear her name. She was held for 18 days by Brazilian police before Gatti’s death was ruled a suicide.
—–
Seminole Warriors Boxing has teamed up with Bad Dog Productions to sign lightweight Rances Barthelemy, brother of 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and current pro prospect Yan Barthelemy (8-1, 1 KO). He will make his pro debut on the August 28 Warriors card.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Boystov returns October 10th

Universum Box-Promotion’s “Universum Champions Night” event on October 10 card at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany will feature unbeaten heavyweight KO artist Dennis Boystov, title defenses by popular female world champions Susi Kentikian and Ina Menzer, the the debut of Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev. The unbeaten Boystov (25-0, 20 KOs) is currently rated WBA #5, WBO #6 and WBC #10 by world sanctioning bodies and is coming off a brutal KO of then WBA #2 rated Taras Bidenko. He will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt against an opponent to be named.
—–
“The Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (25-0, 16 KOs), considered by many to be the pound-for-pound best in womens boxing, will defend her WBA and IBF flyweight world titles against unbeaten WIBF light flyweight world champion Julia Sahin (20-0, 2 KOs).
—–
The über-popular Ina Menzer (24-0, 9 KOs) will defend her WBC and WIBF featherweight belts against WIBF super bantamweight champion Esther Schouten (24-5-1, 13 KOs). The bout will be a rematch of their hotly contested match in January.
—–
In a further highlight, highly regarded 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev, who signed with Universum last month, will be making his pro debut. Chakhkiev will campaign in the cruiserweight division.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter on Donaire-Concepcion

By Graham Houston

Nonito Donaire has emerged as one of the stars in the lighter weight divisions, a classy boxer-puncher who went to a new level in his last fight when demolishing the previously unbeaten Raul Martinez in four rounds to retain his IBF flyweight title. Donaire moves up in weight on Saturday when he meets Panama’s Rafael Concepcion for the vacant WBA interim 115-pound championship on Top Rank’s “Pinoy Power” PPV show in Las Vegas, and after the way he blazed through Martinez it is difficult to see any result other than a convincing win for the Filipino who lives in San Leandro, CA. (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Shumenov-Campillo preview!

WBA title at stake in Astana
Photo: Team Shumenov

Photo: Team Shumenov

By Alexey Sukachev

“We are set to go and I see nothing, that could prevent Beibut from fighting for the full WBA title this coming Saturday,” said his brother and business partner Chingis Shumenov, the co-head of the KZ Event Productions, during his conversation with this reporter. “I’ve heard much about those claims from Universum and the subsequent mess around promotional options on the reigning champion (Gabriel Campillo) but this frenzy won’t stop us and I’m pretty much sure we shall proceed as planned with the Campillo-Shumenov fight being for Gabriel’s bragging rights in this prestigious weight class. We have received the WBA approval, we have been working hard to get one. The whole scene is set, people are invited to visit the show and we just can’t let them down.” (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Guerrero in high spirits!

After six weeks of hard work in the isolated mountains of Big Bear California, former two-time featherweight world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, is entering the final days of training camp. “I’ve been sparring with Sugar Shane Mosley and the knowledge he’s been giving me is priceless,” Guerrero said. “Shane is a great teacher and I’m grateful to be learning from one of the best fighters in boxing history. My weight is good and I can’t wait to arrive in Houston. The final days are here and all the hard work and sacrifices will pay off come fight night.” (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Green hopes to emulate Fenech

By Craig Watt

When Australian boxer Danny Green (26-3, 23 KOs) takes on Argentinean Julio Cesar Dominguez (20-4, 14 KOs) on August 15th in Biloxi, Mississippi, he has the chance to emulate Australian legend Jeff Fenech by winning three world titles in three weight divisions. The fight with Dominguez is for the vacant IBO cruiserweight title and provides a chance to add to previous world honors as WBA light heavyweight and WBC super middleweight champion. The 36-year-old from Perth, Western Australia is known as the “Green Machine” and is focused on matching Fenech’s achievement. He stated from Biloxi, “To challenge for my third world title at three weights is a major motivating factor for me on Saturday as few Australian fighters have ever achieved this goal. In recent years Jeff Fenech achieved this and if I can beat this tough opponent Dominguez then I will be able to join this elite group. When I set out in boxing all them years ago who would have thought this skinny kid from Australia could become a three weight world champion.” (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Female Boxing in 2012 Olympics

One men's division to be eliminated

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Female boxing will be added to the 2012 Olympic games in London said Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The decision was made at a meeting of the organization in
Berlin. There it will be three divisions: flyweight (106 lbs-112 lbs), lightweight (123 lbs-132 lbs) and middleweight (152 lbs-165 pounds), with 12 boxers boxing in each of three divisions. This nomination should easily be approved by the IOC General Committee in October in Copenhagen. Boxing was previously the only summer sport on the Olympic docket without female representation. With the addition of female boxing, men’s boxing will be reduced from eleven weight divisions to ten, with the lightest category being eliminated.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Pitalua-Reyes Presser!

Photo: All Star Boxing

Photo: All Star Boxing

At yesterday’s press conference in Miami, both main event fighters appeared fit and ready for their tomorrow’s Boxeo Telemundo show at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, FL. Former two times world title challenger Antonio Pitalua and former WBO Latin champion Jose “El Gallo” Reyes will clash in a scheduled twelve-rounder with the vacant WBC Latin super lightweight title at stake. Pitalua of Mexico City, Mexico by the way of Monteria, Colombia is ranked #15 by the WBC and brings a record of (46-4, 40 KOs). Reyes of Vineland, New Jersey by the way of Caguas, Puerto Rico is rated # 14 by the WBC and brings a record of (23-6, 8 KOs). (more…)



August 13th, 2009

Announcement

Jones, Lacy visit Saints camp

Photos by Tom Casino/Square Ring

Photos by Tom Casino/Square Ring

Roy Jones Jr. and Jeff Lacy were invited yesterday to New Orleans Saints practice by Coach Sean Payton. While there, Jones and Lacy each addressed the team. Jones spoke about teamwork and Lacy spoke about hard training and being prepared. The team was invited to Saturday night’s fight at the MS Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, but they have Saturday meetings and Sunday morning practice at 8 AM . . . Click here for more



August 13th, 2009

Announcement

Relive Jones vs. Trinidad!

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

Continuing the action, the 2008 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Felix Trinidad airs today, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on ESPN Classic. A sharp and focused Jones, fighting at his lowest weight since ’96, floors the legendary Trinidad twice en-route to a unanimous decision win.  Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Tyrell Biggs and Scoop Malinowski

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 1984 Olympic gold medalist Tyrell Biggs and Heavyweight Armageddon author Scoop Malinowski. 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 9:00 p.m. ET.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

King inks De La Rosa

Dino Duva furious, vows action

Unbeaten welterweight James De La Rosa (19-0, 12 KOs) has signed with Don King Promotions. De La Rosa signed with DKP last week after filing for bankruptcy, thus nullifying a promotional pact with Duva Boxing. De La Rosa’s former promoter Dino Duva says he intends to file a grievance with the newly formed Boxing Promoter’s Association. “Don King signed the promoter’s association initial membership document and then immediately proceeded to raid my fighter. On top of this, he is my business partner in Duva Boxing,” said Duva who claims he had asked King for advice on handling the De La Rosa situation. De La Rosa will immediately join trainer Danny Smith and Jermain Taylor in training camp. No fight date or opponent has been announced.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

John to depart for USA!

John with staff of Tamani Cafe, Jakarta

John with staffs of Tamani Cafe, Jakarta

By Jeffrey Pamungkas

After one month of training at Harry’s Gym in Perth, Australia, Chris John and his trainer, Craig Christian, was in Indonesia for some days before departing to the US today (8/13), for the rematch with Rocky Juarez. Their first match in Houston, Texas, ended in a disputed draw, then John pulled out just a week before the June 27 rematch in Los Angeles due to a breathing illness. Now he stated that he has no longer had any problem with his health and he’s already well prepared for this fight, and ready to prove that he deserves to win the fight against Juarez, rescheduled on September 19 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, as the co-feature bout of JM Marquez vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.



August 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Donaire-Concepcion WBA officials!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Referee Vic Draculich will be the third man in the ring when the Panamanian challenger and former WBA interim super flyweight champion Rafael Concepción (13-3-1, 8 KOs) and former IBF flyweight champion, Nonito Donaire (21-1, 14 KOs) fight for the WBA interim super flyweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 15. The three judges are Max De Luca (California), CJ Ross (Nevada) and Gelnn Trowbridge (Nevada). The fight supervisor is Michael Welsh.



August 12th, 2009

Feature Story

Jones at the crossroads

jonescamp1

Story & photos by Scott Foster

Boxing is replete with crossroads fights. Often staged as a token measure, a bout is gifted to an aging champion whose better days appear confined to the past. But every so often, a crossroads battle pits 2 fighters still poised at the precipice, the stakes instantly magnified, and the implications mushroom for both  . . .  Click here for more



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Pinoy Power II Presser

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

(L-R) Super lightweight contender Mark Melligen, WBO Featherweight champion Steven Luevano, “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr., Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion and undefeated lightweight contender Anthony Peterson, pose during the final press conference Wednesday in Las Vegas for their upcoming championship fights on the Top Rank promoted “Pinoy Power 2” on Pay Per View, Saturday, August 15 at the New Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Click here for more photos…



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Calderon, Martinez on weight!

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

By Lee Bates

WBO light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) and WBO super featherweight champion Ramon “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KOs) of Puerto Rico both easily made the weight requirement for their pre-fight 30 day weigh-in today in Puerto Rico. Calderon scaled in at 118 pounds which is well below the 124.2 pound maximum requirement. Martinez weight in at 138 pounds also far below the 149.5 requirement. For more details and photos click here…



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Nishioka, Linares to defend belts

japan

By Joe Koizumi

We attended a deluxe press conference at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Tuesday to announce a world title twinbill to be promoted by Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions on October 10. It will be not only a boxing event but also one of many entertainments celebrated by Japanese cable television WOWOW’s twelve-hour commemoration program named “WOW FES (WOWOW Festival), along with music concert, movie show, et al.

WBC super-bantam champ Toshiaki Nishioka (34-4-3, 21 KOs), Japan, will risk his 122-pound belt against ex-WBO ruler Ivan Hernandez (25-3-1, 15 KOs), Mexico, over twelve rounds. Also, unbeaten WBA super-feather titlist Jorge Linares (27-0, 18 KOs), a Japan-based Venezuelan called “El Nino de Oro (Golden Boy),” will put his 130-pound throne against another Mexican, unbeaten Juan Carlos Salgado (20-0-1, 14 KOs) over twelve. (more…)



August 12th, 2009

Preview

Fightwriter on Jones vs. Lacy

By Graham Houston

When Roy Jones Jr. outclassed James Toney in 1994 I doubt if anyone watching could possibly have imagined that he would still be fighting 15 years later at the age of 40 — but he is. Jones is one of those older fighters who can’t stay away from the game. Ask him why he is still fighting and he might tell you that he sees his ability as a gift from the Almighty, adding: “Who am I to refuse a gift from God?” . . . Click here for more



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Green Feels The Heat In Biloxi!

By Craig Watt

Whilst it was an overcast 60° F/16° C in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia today, former WBA light-heavyweight champion Danny Green faced a 91° F/33° C environment (104° F/40° C factoring in humidity) in his training camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in preparation for his IBO cruiserweight title clash against Argentinean Julio Cesar Dominguez on Saturday. However, this did not deter the 36-year-old Green (26-3, 23 KOs) from turning in an impressive sparring session with former NABA super middleweight champion Anthony Greenidge over eight rounds. Green stated from his US base, “It was over forty degrees over here today in Biloxi and I am sure I lost 4kg in the session. At one point I went out into the car park and shadow boxed in my underpants to cool down.” (more…)



August 12th, 2009

Announcement

Relive Jones vs. Ruiz!

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

Continuing the action, the 2003 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and John Ruiz airs today, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on ESPN Classic. In this fight, In an awesome display of both speed and power, Jones makes history when he stymies then-heavyweight world champion John Ruiz to become the first former middleweight champion in over 100 years to win the heavyweight world title.  Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce promises payback!

Jorge “Travieso” Arce (52-3-1, 40 KOs) has returned to training with great passion as he prepares for a grudge match against unbeaten South African Simphiwe Nongqayi (15-0, 6 KOs) on September 15 at a site to be determined. The bout will be for the IBF super flyweight championship vacated by Vic Darchinyan. Nonqagy defeated Jorge’s younger brother Francisco “Panchito” Arce on February 28 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, by decision in a world title eliminator and “Travieso” has promised to regain the family honor. “Simphiwe snatched away the dream of my brother Panchito to fight for a world title, now I have to compensate for the pain we feel. I will take away the dream of Simphiwe being crowned world champion,” expressed Arce very strongly. (more…)



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik vs Williams Oct 3?

The camps of WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs) and WBO interim jr middleweight champ Paul “The Punisher” Williams (37-1, 27 KOs) have reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to fight on October 3 in Atlantic City, NJ. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Top Rank is planning a press conference next week in New York City to announce the bout.



August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Who has the best left hook?

In “Hook City,” two of boxing’s dominating left hookers, 8-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. and 2-time world champion Jeff Lacy, go to battle on Saturday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi to determine the most powerful hooker and the NABO light heavyweight champion. Who do YOU think has a better left hook?

Who has the best left hook?

  • Roy Jones, Jr. (79%)
  • Jeff Lacy (21%)


Loading ... Loading ...


August 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Lewis high on Davidson!

Ray Wheatley-World of Boxing

Aussie Hall of Famer Johnny Lewis has predicted that 154 pounder King Davidson (10-0, 6 KOs) will be his next world champion. Lewis trained world champions Jeff Fenech, Jeff Harding, Kostya Tszyu and Gairy St Clair. Davidson will clash with Jeremy Allan (4-4-1, 2 KOs) over eight rounds at the Soldiers Club in Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Davidson, who holds IBF Pan Pacific Youth title, is originally from Nigeria and has been based in Australia for several years. He captured the Australian junior middleweight crown in 2009 with a clear decision over Robert Toomey. His best win to date is a ten round points decision over former Australian middleweight champion Josh Clenshaw who extended world rated Daniel Dawson, Nader Hamdan and former WBA 154 pound challenger Kevin Kelly. Davidson is managed by former Aussie champion Peter Mitrevski Sr. Also in action will be highly regarded middleweight Leroy Brown (4-0-1, 1 KO) will punch it out with Queensland’s Chris Stewart (6-2, 3 KOs) in a ten round bout with the WBO Asia Pacific Youth title up for grabs. Promoters: Mark Zielinski and Greg Turner.



August 12th, 2009




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.










+1 us on