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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

By Tracy Morin at the scale Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 Patrick Teixeira 160 vs. Patrick Allotey 157 Lamont Roach ...

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Crawford-Delorme make weight

Crawford-Delorme make weight

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Terence Crawford 139.8 vs. Thomas Dulorme 139.2 (WBO junior welterweight title) Terence Crawford: I've got all ...

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Cotto: Sometimes it’s not easy to name an opponent

Cotto: Sometimes it's not easy to name an opponent

By Jerry Glick Photos: Craig Barritt / Getty Images Para Roc Nation WBC world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) - a world ...

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Yamanaka-Santillan Full Report + Photos

Yamanaka-Santillan Full Report + Photos

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs), 117.75, impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as ...

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Chavez Jr., Fonfara Presser Quotes & Pics

Chavez Jr., Fonfara Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Big Joe Miranda Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in ...

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Martinez-Burns Presser

Video: Joel A. Colón



September 1st, 2010



Boxing News

Ornelas to challenge Stieglitz

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Super-middleweight Enrique Ornelas is presently in Montreal training for his first shot at a world title as he faces WBO champion Robert Stieglitz set for October 16. The Russian born champion Stieglitz was stopped by Ornelas brother, Librado Andrade in 2008 and will be making the third defense of the WBO crown he won one year ago in August. Ornelas recently jumped into the number ten spot in the WBO rankings is best known for fighting Bernard Hopkins last December, losing a twelve round decision.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Tonight: FIGHT CAMP 360°

The latest installment of the acclaimed documentary series from SHOWTIME Sports® — FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic — returns to SHOWTIME® with episode 7 premiering tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode 7 chronicles the Super Six World Boxing Classic in the days preceding Andre Ward vs. Allan Green. Plus, with unlimited access, FIGHT CAMP 360° takes viewers inside the training camps and into the lives of the fighters as they prepared for their impending bouts. And finally, episode 7 goes to Denmark as Mikkel Kessler makes the painful decision to withdraw from the tournament. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Quick Quotes

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolled into the Big Apple today. Here’s what they had to say:

Pacquiao: Margarito is taller and bigger than me. He’s an aggressive fighter who throws a lot of punches, the opposite of my last opponent. It’s going to be a good fight.
Margarito: I’m still very hungry. I’ve always wanted to be a WBC champion. Pacquiao’s a great fighter. I expect a tough fight. I’m going to win this fight.
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach: I predict a win by knockout….Manny’s skill will be too much for him.
Margarito trainer Robert Garcia: Expect an upset!
Click here for more photos…



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Baldomir, Alvarez speak

By Karl Freitag

Super welterweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (33-0-1, 25 KOs) and former world champ Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (45-12-6, 14 KOs) hosted an international media conference call today to discuss preparations for their upcoming bout on the September 18 “200: Celebrate and Dominate” Mosley vs. Mora pay-per-view telecast.

Saul Alvarez: “Every opponent I’ve faced has said they’re going to knock me out. I don’t care about words, I’m going to be the winner…I’m motivated for this fight. Baldomir is a great fighter, I have to get beyond fighters like him for a world title.”

Regarding Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “I’ll fight Chavez Jr anytime, it’s up to my promoters. Let them talk and reach an agreement, but I will fight him — no problem.”

Carlos Baldomir: “I don’t think I’m going to see anything I haven’t seen before. I think he’s a novice. I think he’s good but I’m better…When the bell rings I’m going to come at him. I’m going for the KO…I’ve beat all the Mexicans I’ve faced and I plan to make him the next.”



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Sturm, Lorenzo workout

By Uwe Betker
Photos: Uwe Betker

The German middleweight WBA Super World Champion Felix Sturm (33-2-1, KOs 14) and the challenger Giovanni Lorenzo (29-2-0, KOs 21) from Dominican Republic had a public workout. A lot of fans watched the boxers in the shopping mall “Köln Arcaden”. Lorenzo made time for the fans and signed many autographs and gave many photos away. For more details and photos click here…



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Senchenko-Navarro pics

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos by Union Boxing

WBA welterweight champion Viacheslav Senchenko (31-0, 20 KOs) won a unanimous decision win over Charlie Jose Navarro (18-4, 13 KOs) on Monday night at Lenin Square in Donetsk, Ukraine. Judges scored it 115-113 (twice) and 116-112. Fightnews.com scored 115-113 for Senchenko. Click here for more photos…



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Unbeaten super middles collide

“The Boxing 360 Series,” presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions and sponsored by Boxing 360, will include three New York City-based shows in 2010, starting September 24 at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square. Other series dates are tentatively set for November 4 and December 10. The inaugural show will be headlined by undefeated Boxing 360 super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (12-0-1, 7 KOs), the Guyanese champion now living in Brooklyn. Allen will be fighting Nick Brinson (7-0-1, 5 KOs), of Geneva (NY), in the 8-round main event for the vacant New York State title. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Prizefighter: Heavyweights IV

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield signalled the return of Prizefighter on Saturday 9 October after performing the draw for the Heavyweights IV. The five-time World champion performed the draw in central London with a “wildcard” in the draw as promoters Matchroom Sport close in on a big name to complete the line-up for the 14th outing of Barry Hearn’s eight-man, one night tournament, live on Sky Sports – with the winner scooping £32,000.

PRIZEFIGHTER HEAVYWEIGHTS IV LINEUP:
Michael Holden v Kevin McBride
Wildcard v Carl Baker
Michael Sprott v Danny Hughes
Matt Skelton v Ali Adams
(more…)



September 1st, 2010

Announcement

Tickets on sale for El Paso

With an exciting co-main event featuring undefeated local prospect Abraham Han (10-0, 9 KO’s) against the rugged Mexican brawler Hilario Lopez (12-10-1, 8 KO’s), Zeferino Entertainment’s eagerly anticipated “El Paso Superfight 2” is already emerging as one of the most talked about boxing events of the year for boxing fans in the Southwest.  Zeferino Entertainment has just announced that tickets for the September 24 event will go on sale Wednesday morning at 10 AM MST. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Boytsov back in the gym

Universum heavyweight Denis Boytsov (27-0, 22 KOs) is back. Rated in the top five of all world organizations, the unbeaten Boytsovhas returned from hand surgery and for first time is in the clutches of trainer Artur Grigorian. Following several weeks of rehab and a vacation in Russia, Boytsov’s first workout went very well. “It’s amazing what power he already has,” marveled Boytsov’s trainer Artur Grigorian. “And most importantly, no more pain! We’re very happy. But we have to start gently and calmly build up until we are at 100 percent load. It’ll still take some time.” more + photos



September 1st, 2010

Scale Watch

Meehan-Quinn weigh-in

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ray Wheatley

Don King’s WBA #8 heavyweight Kali Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) weighed in at 238.9 lbs and Miami-based Evans Quinn (18-4-1, 16 KOs) weighed 224lbs for Thursday’s twelve round bout for the IBF Pan Pacific title at the La Montage Reception Center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito hit NYC

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito press tour rolls into the Big Apple today. Boxing fans are invited to today’s 11:30AM press conference taking place at Chelsea Piers – Pier 60 located ay 23rd St. & The Hudson River in New York City.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Booth aims to avenge brother

Jason Booth reckons he knows what it is like to be whacked by Steve Molitor even though he has never faced him. Booth (35-5) faces the toughest test of his career when he challenges for Molitor’s (32-1) IBF world super-bantamweight title at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday September 11. The Nottingham boxer got a close up of the slick Canadian, when Molitor outpointed his younger brother, Nicky in a Commonwealth bantamweight title fight almost eight years go. (more…)



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Sturm serious about defense

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm isn’t mincing any words before his title world defense against Giovanni Lorenzo on Saturday in Cologne, Germany. “Whoever wants to beat me, must kill me,” Sturm told Sport Bild matter of factly. “This may sound brutal to some, but that is my mental attitude. Anyone concerned about defeat has already lost a little bit.”



September 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Gainer edges Hernandez

Former WBA featherweight titleholder Derrick “Smoke” Gainer (41-6-1, 24 KOs) won a controversial six round split decision over Angel Hernandez 14-6, 11 KOs) of Gary, Indiana, in a welterweight bout on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hernandez dropped Gainer in round one and seemingly did enough to win, only to have two judges favor the ex-world champion. Scores were 57-56, 58-55 Gainer, 57-56 Hernandez. Fans booed the decision and cheered loudly when underdog Hernandez raised his gloves. Co-promoter Roy Jones Jr. grabbed the mic and promised the full house at Rivers Casino a rematch. The bout took place on the card headlined by lightweight Monty Meza-Clay vs Allan Litzau, which Meza-Clay won by TKO3.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Ticket Update

Tickets to Pacquiao-Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas will be priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and go on sale September 18. They can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cowboys Stadium will be configured for over 50,000 fans with elevated floor seating similar to NBA games. 51,000 fans witnessed Pacquiao’s fight against Emanuel Clottey at Cowboys Stadium last March. The pay-per-view telecast of the Pacquiao-Margarito card will have a suggested retail price of $54.95.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing Result

Barr wins in comeback

Former WBO #1 super middleweight contender Freeman Barr (29-4, 15 KOs) returned after a four-year retirement to win a six round majority decision over Dion Stanley (10-4, 7 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Scores were 58-56, 58-56, 57-57. Barr, now 36, is now campaigning as a light heavyweight.



September 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao: “He knew”

Full Pacquiao-Margarito presser report

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“I believe he knew,” WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said today at the kickoff presser in Los Angeles for his November 13 bout with Antonio Margarito. “He’s the one who wraps his hands and he doesn’t know what’s in there?” Pacman called the “Tijuana Tornado’s” problem with illegal handwraps “a mistake.” Pacquiao said he took the fight because “I am a fighter and I am just doing my job.”

Margarito, making a triumphant return to California just two weeks after the State rejected him for a boxing license at a highly publicized hearing, made a point of thanking the State of Texas for granting him a boxing license. “Everything that happened in the past is over and now we are in the present,” he stated. “Forget about the past!” Complete presser quotes and more photos…



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Ringpolska.pl

Four-time challenger for the world heavyweight championship Andrew Golota will participate in the 12th season of the Polish edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” Above Golota is pictured with his dance partner Magdalena Soszynska-Michnio.



August 31st, 2010

Announcement

Arum’s son missing

Shortly before today’s Pacquiao-Margarito press conference in Los Angeles, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum learned that that his 49-year-old son John Arum has been reported missing after hiking in the mountains near Seattle, Washington. Arum is headed to Seattle to aid in the search, while the press tour will continue Wednesday in New York City. We’re praying John is found safe.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

WBC Applauds Texas

WBC Statement: It gives great pleasure to the World Boxing Council to see the honest, respectful and positive attitude of the Texas Boxing Commission as they issued Mexican fighter, Antonio Margarito, a boxer´s license, and he will be able to fight Manny Pacquiao this coming November 13th, at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, in Texas.

The World Boxing Council and the Mexican boxing commissions respect the punishment given by the California State Athletic Commission of one year of suspension for Antonio Margarito, when we think that Margarito was not guilty of the bandages placed by his trainer, action that we do consider one of the biggest violations of boxing rules, reason for which the trainer was suspended for life. (more…)



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

More on Oct 2 Hitz show

The Hitz Boxing event scheduled for October 2 at the “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, will feature several prominent Chicago-based fighters in addition to Irish middleweight prospect Andy Lee (22-1, 16 KOs).

Scheduled to see action at the latest installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” are comebacking middleweight “Macho” Miguel Hernandez (20-11, 10 KO’s), blood-and-guts junior middleweight Henry “Western Warrior” Coyle (11-2, 10 KOs), talented welterweight Achour Esho (8-0, 5 KOs), middleweight knockout artist Josh Crouch (6-1, 6 KOs) and up-and-coming light welterweight Russell Fiore (4-0-1, 4 KOs).

Tickets are on sale, starting at $10 and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Margarito Presser

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and three-time world champion Antonio Margarito pose during the press conference to kick off their national press tour with stops in New York and Dallas. Pacquiao and Margarito will do battle November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. This telecast will be available live on HBO Pay Per View.



August 31st, 2010

Boxing News

Hernandez-Anchondo on ShoBox

The September 17 edition of Showtime’s “Showbox: The Next Generation” in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada will feature welterweights Freddy Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs), who meet in a ten-rounder. In the co-feature, unbeaten junior lightweight Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) collides with Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).

Off TV bouts scheduled include Chris Avalos, (16-1, 13 KOs) vs Felipe Almanza (17-17-4, 8 KOs) and Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) vs TBA. Tickets are $10 and $50. Call 888.386.7867.



August 31st, 2010




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