Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico ...

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, ...

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta "Tank" Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with ...

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Erik Morales workout

KO Entertainment and Box Latino

Legendary former world champion Erik Morales for Saturday night’s PPV show vs. Jose Alfaro in Monterrey, Mexico. “Losing so much weight in recent months isn’t going to affect me,” said Morales. “For two and one-half months we worked a lot on the technical issues but we also made the best effort trying to achieve peak physical condition. I also mean that I was six months into the plan to establish a steady weight loss and here are the results. We planned to work hard to get into top form and I reached it.” (more…)

Legendary former world champion Erik Morales for Saturday night’s PPV show vs. Jose Alfaro in Monterrey, Mexico. “Losing so much …


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Moreno, Cermeno collide Saturday

Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

All is ready for Saturday’s huge event in La Guaira, Venezuela billed as “El Desafio” (The Challenge) that features WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno of Panama against WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno of Venezuela. In a second major bout, former double world champion Jorge “Nino de Oro” Linares returns against former world champion Francisco Lorenzo from the Dominican Republic. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero All is ready for Saturday’s huge event in La Guaira, Venezuela billed as “El Desafio” (The …



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Abraham, Dirrell Workout

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell began their fight week activities today with back-to-back media workouts at the world-famous Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan. Tonight both fighters are participating in sweater presentations at the Red Wings-Blues NHL hockey game at Joe Louis Arena during the first intermission. They collide in the same arena on Saturday night in a do-or-die Group Stage 2 clash of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.

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Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell began their fight week activities today with back-to-back media workouts at the world-famous Kronk Gym …


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“Top Rank Live” in Ensenada

Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

The already successful and popular series “Top Rank Live” will make its monthly stop in Mexico, this Saturday with a couple of very interesting match-ups in the 108-pound division when former world champion Ulises “Archie” Solis takes on Bert Batawang in an 108 pound IBF world title eliminator battle the takes place at the “Plaza Pueblo Antiguo” in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

In the co-feature current WBA mini flyweight world champion Giovani Segura (23-1-1, 19 KOs) of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico will take on Roland Ramos (28-7-3, 14 KOs) of Colombia in a 10 round non title bout. (more…)

The already successful and popular series “Top Rank Live” will make its monthly stop in Mexico, this Saturday with a …




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Hopkins-Jones undercard

Undercard fights are set for the April 3 Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The co-feature will be a ten-round showdown between Jason Litzau (26-2, 21 KOs) and Rocky Juarez (28-5-1, 20 KOs) for Litzau’s NABF super featherweight title. Also featured is the return of former junior middleweight world champion Sergio Mora (21-1-1, 5 KOs) against veteran Calvin Green (21-4-1, 13 KOs) and unbeaten Ukrainian prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KOs) steps up to face 175-pound standout Daniel Judah (23-4-3, 10 KOs) in another NABF title bout, this time in the light heavyweight division.

Undercard fights are set for the April 3 Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center …


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More on Margarito comeback

Three-time world welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will make his 2010 debut during Cinco de Mayo weekend, in a 10-round super welterweight rumble, against Texas toughman Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia, headlining Latin Fury 14. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, the four-bout Latin Fury 14 will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View, on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from Aguascalientes, Mexico, which will be celebrating the San Marcos Fair.

The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super featherweight champion Jorge Solis (38-2-2), of Guadalajara, Mexico, defending his title against top-10 contender and one-time world title challenger Mario Santiago (21-2-1, 14 KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico; undefeated NABF lightweight champion and top-five contender Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 17 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., defends his title against former interim world champion and fellow top-five contender Urbano Antillion (27-1, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., and the pay-per-view debut of flyweight sensation Alfonso López (3-0, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, the son of legendary world champion and Mexican icon Ricardo López. (more…)

Three-time world welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will make his 2010 debut during Cinco de Mayo weekend, in a 10-round super …


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Pacquiao-Clottey: 700,000 buys

HBO has announced that the March 13 Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey PPV telecast generated 700,000 buys and generated $35.3 million in revenue. HBO’s Mark Taffet said the event “significantly exceeded our expectations.”

HBO has announced that the March 13 Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey PPV telecast generated 700,000 buys and generated $35.3 …


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Mitchell favored to beat Katsidis

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (26-2, 21 KOs) is the underdog in the betting for his scheduled twelve round title bout against Englishman Kevin Mitchell (31-0, 23 KOs) at Upton Park in West Ham, London on May 15. “Frank [Warren] has done a fantastic job getting me the fight and bringing it to England,” Mitchell said. “This is the kind of fight I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid.” The 25-year-old Mitchell is unbeaten in 31 fights and in the shape of his life, having seen off Amir Khan’s Colombian conqueror Breidis Prescott on points then knocking out Prescott’s compatriot Ignacio Mendoza in the second round in his last fight. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (26-2, 21 KOs) is the underdog in the betting …



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Boxeo Boricua presser

Enrique Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto,Inc.

Miguel Cotto announced today his upcoming show from his Boxeo Boricua Series, this Saturday, March 27th at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Super bantamweight prospect Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez (11-0, 10 KOs) will fight Colombian veteran Pedro Rincón (30-16-2, 25 KOs) in the main event for the vacant super bantamweight USNBC title from the WBC. Also top lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (6-0, 4 KOs) will face Robert Acevedo (9-9-3, 1 KO) in the co-main event. For more details and photos click here…

Miguel Cotto announced today his upcoming show from his Boxeo Boricua Series, this Saturday, March 27th at the Roger Mendoza …


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Helenius-Oloukun presser

Pasi Taavitsainen

Unbeaten WBA #12 heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (11-0, 7 KOs) and Gbenga Oloukun (17-3, 10 KOs) faced off today in advance of Friday’s eight round clash in Helsinki, Finland.

Unbeaten WBA #12 heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (11-0, 7 KOs) and Gbenga Oloukun (17-3, 10 KOs) faced off …


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Escobedo to debut in Mexico

A 2004 United States Olympian Vicente Escobedo (21-2, 13 KOs) will fight in Mexico for the first time as a pro against veteran lightweight Carlos Urias (43-23, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. In the ten round co-main event, junior lightweight prospects Dante Jardon (11-1, 11 KOs) and “Dangerous” David Rodela (14-2-3, 6 KOs) meet in a ten rounder. The card will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Producciones Deportivas de Ricardo Maldonado Jr. and will air live on the HBO Plus in Latin America. The event is a private sponsored function and there will be no tickets for sale to the public.

A 2004 United States Olympian Vicente Escobedo (21-2, 13 KOs) will fight in Mexico for the first time as a …


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Sergio Martinez workout

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina will step back into the ring on Saturday, April 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ against WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs) which will be shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing and is being promoted by Top Rank in association with DiBella Entertainment. Click here for more photos…

By Ricardo Conde WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina will step back into the …



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Margarito opponent named

By Francisco Salazar

An opponent has been confirmed to take on Antonio Margarito in May in Aguascalientes, Mexico. According to trainer Robert Garcia, who is now working in the corner of the former world champion, Margarito (37-6, 27 KO’s) will now take on hard-hitting Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia of Texas in a 12 round bout. “More than likely, they are fighting for a minor or regional title to make it a 12 round bout,” said Garcia, who trains Margarito at his Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA.

This will be Margarito’s first bout since January of last year, when he was stopped in the ninth round by Shane Mosley. Margarito was suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after accusations of him having a substance amongst his hand wraps that hardens with water and sweat. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar An opponent has been confirmed to take on Antonio Margarito in May in Aguascalientes, Mexico. According to …


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Kennedy ready for comeback

Undefeated Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, makes the first defense of his USBA super bantamweight title when he faces Jose Angel Beranza, of San Pedro, CA, in the scheduled 12-round main event on Saturday evening, May 22, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. This will mark Kennedy’s first fight since Nov. 20, 2009, the night he won the vacant USBA title in his tragic encounter with Francisco Rodriguez, of Chicago, IL, at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, PA. In that match, which was close on the scorecards after nine rounds, Kennedy won by knockout when referee Benji Estevez stopped the contest at 1.52 of the 10th round. Rodriguez had taken a beating in the 10th, but was still on his feet when the fight was stopped. Rodriguez was led back to his corner and he sat down on the stool, but when he did not respond minutes later, he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He died 48 hours later from brain injuries suffered in the fight. (more…)

Undefeated Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, makes the first defense of his USBA super bantamweight title when he faces Jose …


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WBC orders Solis-Austin eliminator

The WBC has ordered Don King Productions and Arena Box-Promotions to initiate the free negotiations period for a WBC heavyweight final elimination bout between #1 rated Ray Austin and #2 rated Odlanier Solis. If no agreement is reached by the parties, a purse offer will be conducted on April 23 at the WBC Executive Offices in Mexico City. The Austin-Solis winner would become the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.

The WBC has ordered Don King Productions and Arena Box-Promotions to initiate the free negotiations period for a WBC heavyweight …


Announcement

Caballero signs with TKO

Photo courtesy of TKO Boxing

A huge crowd of media and fans turned out on Tuesday afternoon at the Coachella Valley Boxing Club as sensational amateur flyweight Randy Caballero and TKO Boxing Promotions announced details of his pro debut this Thursday, March 25th at the Commerce Casino as part of the action packed, ten bout card, “Fight Night at the Commerce 2”. (Pictured, left to right, Chet Koerner, President, TKO Boxing Promotions, Randy Caballero, Marcos Caballero, father and trainer of Randy)

A huge crowd of media and fans turned out on Tuesday afternoon at the Coachella Valley Boxing Club as sensational …



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Sheridan: Abraham a 2:1 pick

Renowned sports handicapper Danny Sheridan has set the odds for Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, the groundbreaking six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports®. Sheridan also updated the odds against winning the entire tournament with newly crowned WBA world champion Andre Ward as a 1 to 1 favorite.

Sheridan, USA Today’s sports analyst, has undefeated former middleweight champion and current tournament points leader Arthur Abraham as a 2:1 favorite over American Andre Dirrell when the two square off in the first Group Stage 2 matchup on Saturday, March 27, live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. Sheridan lists the fight as an 8:5 favorite to go more than 11 ½ rounds. (more…)

Renowned sports handicapper Danny Sheridan has set the odds for Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, …


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Joelo Torres headlines in NYC

Unbeaten light welterweight Joelo Torres (11-0-1, 7 KOs) headlines DiBella Entertainment’s March 31 Broadway Boxing card at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square, battling Leo Martinez (14-12, 6 KOs). Also featured on the show are fellow unbeaten prospects: heavyweight Tor Hamer (10-0, 8 KOs), light welterweight Gabriel Bracero (8-0), middleweight Denis Douglin (7-0, 3 KOs), and middleweight Aleem Whitfield (2-0, 2 KOs). Less than 50 tickets remain for what promises to be a memorable night of action. Call 212-947-2577.

Unbeaten light welterweight Joelo Torres (11-0-1, 7 KOs) headlines DiBella Entertainment’s March 31 Broadway Boxing card at the BB King …


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Big week for SA boxing fans

By Ron Jackson

Fight fans are in for a feast of boxing over the next week with seven tournaments involving South Africans which will include three world title fights and two important matchups with SA title ramifications. Lightweight Ali Funeka, junior featherweight Takalani Ndlovu and mini flyweight Nkosinathi Joyi will all be seeking to win IBF world belts, while SA jr bantamweight champion Themba Joyi defends aganst veteran Zolile Mbityi and heavyweights Anton Nel and Pieter Cronje meet in a SA heavyweight title eliminator. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Fight fans are in for a feast of boxing over the next week with seven tournaments involving …


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Harry Carpenter passes

Legendary boxing commentator Harry Carpenter, the BBC’s ‘voice of boxing’ for 45 years, has passed away at the age of 84 over the weekend in London. Carpenter started doing boxing for the BBC in 1949 and worked behind the mic for many of boxing’s biggest fights over the next four decades, retiring in 1994. A private funeral will be followed by a memorial service in London.

Legendary boxing commentator Harry Carpenter, the BBC’s ‘voice of boxing’ for 45 years, has passed away at the age of …


UFC

All eyes on Dan Hardy

Story by Brady Crytzer

Fans enjoy a good scrap. They enjoy it even more when it’s for a world title. In the main event of UFC 111 on Saturday night, perennial underdog Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy challenges UFC world welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre . . . Click here for more

Story by Brady Crytzer Fans enjoy a good scrap. They enjoy it even more when it’s for a world title. …


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Q&A: Dietmar Poszwa

Universum Box-Promotion

Knockout-sensation Rene Marcos Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) is defending his WBA interim world junior welterweight title on Saturday against number #2 ranked contender Victor Cayo (24-0, 16 KOs) at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Maidana’s German promoter Dietmar Poszwa spoke about his hard-hitting world champion from Argentina. (more…)

Knockout-sensation Rene Marcos Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) is defending his WBA interim world junior welterweight title on Saturday against number …


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Saucedo vs Chris John?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like WBA #15 Fernando Saucedo (38-4-3, 1 KO) from Argentina could land a title shot against unbeaten WBA featherweight world champion Chris John from Indonesia on May 22 at Bali Island, Indonesia. Saucedo is currently South American featherweight champion and training in the La Patriada Gym in Florencio, Varela, his hometown. Saucedo previously lost on points, without title in play, against former world two-time champion Acelino Freitas in 2004.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Looks like WBA #15 Fernando Saucedo (38-4-3, 1 KO) from Argentina could land a title shot …


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Shot of the Day

Sauerland Event

SUPER SIX point leader Arthur Abraham out and about sightseeing in Motown. Click here for more images.

SUPER SIX point leader Arthur Abraham out and about sightseeing in Motown. Click here for more images.


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Domingo-Melendez in Cebu?

By Nick Giongco

Cebu boxing impresario Tony Aldeguer said on Tuesday that a show featuring Michael Domingo and Colombian Luis Melendez is being eyed for May 1 in Cebu. Melendez is best remembered by boxing fans for his 12-round decision loss to Z Gorres late last year in Las Vegas. Although Gorres won, the Filipino collapsed as he was celebrating on top of the ring. Melendez floored Gorres with a wicked blow to the jaw late in the fight and that punch was said to have caused the bleeding in Gorres’ brain. Gorres was rushed to the hospital for head injuries and immediately underwent an operation to remove a clot in his brain. Gorres wound up spending over two months in a Las Vegas hospital recovering before being allowed to go back to the Philippines. Aldeguer said Gorres’ fast recovery is “unbelievable.”

By Nick Giongco Cebu boxing impresario Tony Aldeguer said on Tuesday that a show featuring Michael Domingo and Colombian Luis …


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Bernard Hopkins workout pix

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Two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins worked out for the media on Tuesday at the Normandy Gym in Miami Beach in advance of his April 3 revenge rematch with Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas. “I want it so badly and really I want Roy to be able to remember this beating I am about to give him for making me wait so long,” said Hopkins. “But now the wait is over, I am going old school and back to the days of the Executioner. He delayed it too long but his days are now over, the Governor has spoken and April 3 will be the day.” Click here for more quotes and photos

Two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins worked out for the media on Tuesday at the Normandy Gym in Miami Beach in …


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Roy Jones Jr. workout pix

Scott Foster

Four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. worked out for the media on Monday at his farm in Cantonment, Florida (about 10 miles north of downtown Pensacola) in advance of his April 3 grudge rematch with Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas. “Bernard Hopkins is a shark,” said Jones. “He’s a bottom feeder. He’s catfish. He’s waiting around for someone to die, and then he’ll bite into it. If something is dead, he’ll try to taste it. If something is alive, he doesn’t want any part of it. If something is close to dead he’ll try to eat it. “He wanted to wait until I was done. He didn’t have anywhere else to go and now he thinks he’ll get his revenge and ride out into the sunset. That’s the only way he is looking at it. It won’t be happening that way but that is the plot.” Click here for more quotes and photos

Four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. worked out for the media on Monday at his farm in Cantonment, Florida (about …


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Bute bringing Miami Heat

Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

It was a question that was answered before it was even asked. Seeing a tanned and relaxed Lucian Bute emerge in a pair of flip-flops and shorts as he welcomed the media to his palatial Miami estate that has been home since mid-February, it becomes very clear, very quickly why the Montreal boxer has decided to go south to prepare for his upcoming April 17th IBF championship bout versus Edison Miranda.

“Since I’ve become world champion my life has changed in Montreal. I walk on the street and everybody wants to talk to me, my phone is always ringing, it makes it hard to focus on my training and focus on my preparations. I came to Miami just to focus on what I have to do to get ready. It’s all hard training and relaxation, good food, watch video of my opponent and work on strategy.” For more details and photos click here…

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada It was a question that was answered before it was even asked. Seeing a tanned and …


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Molitor vows to KO Ndlovu

Tuesday afternoon, IBF #2 junior featherweight Steve Molitor (31-1, 12 KOs) spoke to the media during an open workout in preparation for his battle with IBF #1 ranked Takalani “The Panther” Ndlovu (30-5, 18 KOs) for the vacant IBF junior featherweight world title, in the main event of Rumble at Rama XI on Saturday at Casino Rama, in Rama, Ontario. “I’ve had a great camp, and brought in some great sparring partners,” said Molitor. “I’m healthier and stronger than ever heading into a fight. And given the fact that I’ve already smacked him around the ring once, I know what to expect out of him. Come Saturday night I’m going to reclaim my title.” (more…)

Tuesday afternoon, IBF #2 junior featherweight Steve Molitor (31-1, 12 KOs) spoke to the media during an open workout in …


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Larouche: Andrade is beatable

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

It was a shock last week when it was announced that the second leg of former world champion Eric Lucas comeback would be against Librado Andrade. The hard hitting Mexican warrior makes his fifth trip to Quebec to battle the 38 year-old Lucas who returned last December after a four year absence from the ring and is now looking for his 40th win. Fightnews sat down with Lucas’s longtime trainer Stephane Larouche and basically asked, why? Why a legitimate top-ten fighter for a fighter that has been out of action for so long? (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada It was a shock last week when it was announced that the second leg …


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Alfaro promises to dominate

Former WBA lightweight champion Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro has already defeated two world champions, Prawet Singwancha and DeMarcus Corley, and the Nicaraguan knockout specialist plans to add 3-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales to his hit list Saturday night in “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico . . . . Continued

Former WBA lightweight champion Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro has already defeated two world champions, Prawet Singwancha and DeMarcus Corley, and the …


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Dirrell confident of victory

Andre Dirrell is supremely confident in advance of Saturday’s SUPER SIX clash against Arthur Abraham in Detroit. “Abraham’s arms are too short, he can’t box, I’ll hand him his first defeat,” proclaimed Dirrell to BILD. “The 20,000 fans at Joe Louis Arena will be pushing me, my 30-member family will b there, and the millions of TV sets will see me win. I’m fast as lightning, dance like Muhammad Ali and constantly change angles so I’ll confuse Abraham….On 24 April I’m getting married. My gift to her is Abraham’s head!”

Andre Dirrell is supremely confident in advance of Saturday’s SUPER SIX clash against Arthur Abraham in Detroit. “Abraham’s arms are …


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Victor Cayo workout

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

In the main event, on Saturday March 27th, WBA # 2 junior welterweight contender Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (24-0, 16 KOs) of the Dominican Republic will face Argentina’s Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) for the interim WBA junior welterweight title at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. In the co-feature bout, Ali “Rush Hour” Funeka (30-2-3, 25 KOs) will take on two division world champ Joan Guzman (29-0-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant IBF lightweight title, which will be shown live on HBO B.A.D. (Boxing After Dark). Tickets are priced at $200, $100 and $50 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Click here for more photos…

By Ricardo Conde In the main event, on Saturday March 27th, WBA # 2 junior welterweight contender Victor “Mermelada” Cayo …


UFC

Frank Mir: Gifts and curses

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr.

When the history books are written, career defining moments determine whether or not an athlete goes down in fame or down in flames. If 2004 had been the end of Frank Mir’s (13-4) career, history would’ve without a doubt relegated the Las Vegan to the latter category . . . Click here for more

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr. When the history books are written, career defining moments determine whether or not an athlete …


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Boxing Buzz

The Arthur Abraham camp is up in arms over the notion of three Michigan judges scoring King Arthur’s SUPER SIX fight against Andre Dirrell. Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland told BILD, “Dirrell lives in Michigan. It’s unacceptable that the judges and the referee should also come from Michigan. I reject that.” Abraham trainer Uli Wegner stated that Abraham must win by KO to take it out of the hands of the judges.
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No Friday Night Fights telecast this week on ESPN2 after Matt Godfrey pulled out of his IBF title fight against Steve Cunningham.
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Quote of the Day: “I want it so badly and really I want Roy to be able to remember this beating I am about to give him for making me wait so long. But now the wait is over, I am going old school and back to the days of the Executioner. He delayed it too long but his days are now over, the Governor has spoken and April 3 will be the day.” –Bernard Hopkins

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