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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Boxing News

Vegas title twinbill postponed

An attractive world championship doubleheader on March 26 featuring cruiserweights Steve Cunningham vs. Matt Godfrey for the vacant IBF title and IBF jr middleweight champion Cory Spinks against Cornelius Bundrage has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is that contractual issues arose between ESPN and DKP regarding the TV deal for Friday Night Fights that were unable to be resolved.



March 17th, 2010



Boxing News

Boxers wanted for TV parts

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking male and female boxers, trainers and cutmen for possible ongoing work on a new FX TV project called “Lights Out,” filming from March to July 2010. All ages and ethnicities are being sought, but applicants must have current, real life boxing, training or cutman experience. Please send a recent picture, clothing sizes and contact info to lightsout@gwcnyc.com. Write REAL BOXING EXPERIENCE in the subject line of your email.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Square Ring inks Oquendo

USBA and NABA Heavyweight Champion “Fast Fres” Oquendo 32-5 (31 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Square Ring Promotions and will face former two-time world champion Jean Marc Mormeck 34-4 (22 KOs) on May 6, 2010 at the Halle Carpentier arena in Paris, France. “We were very fortunate in signing Oquendo that Mormeck and his promotional company, J3M Promotions, who we’ve been collaborating with, were interested in fighting Oquendo in his next heavyweight bout,” said John Wirt, CEO of Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions. “I see it as a crossroads fight between two outstanding veterans with the winner being in line for a world title opportunity.” (more…)



March 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Chambers poised for upset

Story by Rick Scharmberg

“Fast” Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will realize his dream of fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world next Saturday, when he challenges WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. Chambers, rated #1 in the WBO and #3 in the IBF, earned his shot with impressive wins over former WBC heavyweight champion Sam Peter and unbeaten contender Alexander Dimitrenko . . . click here for more



March 17th, 2010

Photo

Photo of the day


Chambers camp ready for battle: Rob Murray Jr (co-trainer), Rob Murray Sr. (trainer and mentor), Steve Chambers (Eddie’s brother), Eddie Chambers and Robert Hines  (cutman) line up for a group shot in Dusseldorf, Germany.



March 17th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC® Confirms Full Fight Card For UFC 111: The lineup is set for the UFC’s return to New Jersey on Saturday, March 27th.
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UFC® Comes To Versus This Sunday Night: Brandon Vera and Jon Jones go head-to-head in a light heavyweight battle, plus hard-hitting Junior dos Santos looks to continue his climb up the heavyweight ladder as he takes on Gabriel Gonzaga.
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UFC® Fight Club Presale Begins Next Week For VIP Fan Expo Packages: Starts Tuesday, March 23 at 10am PT – Join today for first access to tickets. Only 535 packages are available, so get them while they last!



March 17th, 2010

Announcement

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March 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Khan, Malignaggi ready for fight

Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

By Matt Richardson

As the energy in the proposed super middleweight “Super Six” tournament continues to dwindle due to postponements and pull-outs, boxing fans who like the idea of a series of fights in a particular weight division can now begin to look further down the scale. Over the next few months, the attention will likely shift to what has become arguably the best and most exciting division in the sport: the 140-pound, junior welterweight class. While not as regimented as the tournament at 168 (this isn’t a tournament at all), the fights on tap promise to be significant and exciting. Two of these matches were announced on Tuesday morning at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, the site of an HBO-televised double-header on May 15. (more…)



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

10th Birthday for SES Boxing

SES

Congratulations to SES Boxing, which celebrated its tenth year in the boxing business on Tuesday. It was March 16, 2000, when Ulf Steinforth founded Sport Events Steinforth (SES), and thus laid the foundation stone for the first professional boxing promotional company in eastern Germany. SES has since presented 65 boxing cards. “These ten years have fulfilled my dream of sporting success,” says Steinforth, who has two of his reigning world champions scheduled to defend their belts in April. IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (on 4/9 in Ljubljana) and WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (on 4/17 in Magdeburg).



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Rubio top Cancun card

Featured fighters on Saturday’s card billed as “Win or Die in the City” taking place at “The City” Discotheque in Cancun, are rolling into the the famous Yucatan resort. Headlining the event are Mexican favorites Jhonny Gonzalez and Marco Antonio Rubio. Former world champion Gonzalez (42-7, 36 KOs) faces Antonio Davis (26-5, 13 KOs) in a WBC featherweight eliminator, while longtime middleweight contender Rubio (45-5-1, 39 KOs) meets Jeison Palomeque (12-3-1, 7 KOs). More plus more photos…



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Cermeño in Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA interim bantamweight world champion Nehomar Cermeño has returned home to Venezuala for his March 27 fight with full WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno at the Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas in La Guaira, Venezuela. Cermeño trained for the bout in Panama. “We don’t have any doubts that all is well,” said Cermeño. “There’s no problems with weight and we are ready. We’ve already finished sparring and now we just have to maintain our condition.” Cermeño added that the strategy for the bout is set and ” you can expect that on March 27 I will win the absolute world title.” Panamanian Moreno will arrive in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday from Mexico City where he trained for the bout. The card is promoted by Boxtrack.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Lora to face Estrada 4/10

Boxing returns to the The Show at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California on April 10th when unbeaten welterweight Orlando Lora (26-0-1, 18 KOs) takes on former world title challenger David Estrada (23-6, 14 KOs) with Lora’s WBC Intercontinental championship on the line. The bout will be televised on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Tickets, priced at $55, $45, $35 and $25, go on sale Saturday at 10AM and may be purchased at The Show Box Office, online at HotWaterCasino.com/TheShow or by calling 800-585-3737.



March 17th, 2010

Boxing News

IBF Purse Bid: Brinkley-Bika

A purse bid was held in the IBF office today for the IBF super middleweight eliminator for #1 between Jesse Brinkley and Sakio Bika. InterBox Promotions was the winning bidder with a bid of $134,616. Star Boxing bid $111,000, and Golden Boy Promotions bid $102,000. InterBox has 90 days to put this fight on.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Sugar Shane Mosley Statement

“I would like to congratulate Manny on his victory Saturday night even though I think it put most of the fans watching to sleep. Now it’s time for the world to focus on May 1 when I promise you nobody will be sleeping except for Floyd after I knock him out and send him back into retirement. Maybe if Floyd comes back a second time, he and Manny will fight one day, but it will only be for the opportunity to fight me again:, the man who beat both of them.”



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Eddie Chambers Video

By Uwe Betker

Below are links to videos made today (Tuesday) at the Freudenreich Professional Boxing Gym in Düsseldorf, Germany. The first link is to a video of Eddie Chambers’ private training session. The second link is to a comment from Chambers.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

McClain to face Del Valle

By Jose E. Santiago

Undisputed Productions will present an NABF cruiserweight title match between Johnny “Yahya” McClain (25-7-2, 17 KOs) and former world champion Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle (36-6 2, 22 KOs) on April 17th at Wild Bills in Duluth, GA (just North of Atlanta). Looking to make their last hurrah at a world championship, the two combatants have a history of bad blood stemming from an altercation outside the ring that forced bystanders to intervene. After trying to negotiate a fight that never came to fruition, both fighters are set to meet and settle their differences once and for all.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Korobov added to AC card

Russian middleweight Matt Korobov today was added to the Kelly Pavlik vs. Sergio Martinez fight card April 17 in Atlantic City, N.J. Korobov, 10-0, is coming off his best win, a blast of hard punches and a first-round stoppage over Lamar Harris on Feb. 13. “Korobov took out a pretty strong fighter real quick in that one,” said Brad Goodman, matchmaker for Top Rank. Korobov is training in Las Vegas with former U.S. Olympic coach Kenny Adams. Pavlik will defend his world middleweight title against Martinez at the historic Boardwalk Hall.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Solis in spotlight Saturday

Unbeaten heavyweight Odlanier Solis (15-0, 11 KOs), a big puncher who won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, will take on Carl Drummond (26-2, 20 KOs) on a Top Rank Live! boxing card on Saturday night in Key West, Fla. Solis and Drummond will box for the WBC International Heavyweight Championship which will be televised live on Fox Sports Espanol (10 pm eastern, 7 pm pacific). As an amateur heavyweight, Solis had two wins over Cuban legend Felix Savon and stopped David Haye in the finals of the 2001 World Championships. He was born in Havana, began boxing at the age of eight and had an amateur record of 347-12. “Solis has a lot of power. We saw that when he fought recently at Madison Square Garden,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank. Solis, 29, lives and trains in Miami. He is ranked WBC #2, WBA #8 and WBO #15 at heavyweight.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan-Malignaggi NYC Presser

Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan and former IBF jr welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi faced off at a press conference in New York City today to announce their world title bout set for May 15 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The fight marks Khan’s United States debut which will take place in Malignaggi’s backyard.



March 16th, 2010

UFC

Full card set for UFC 111

Two world titles will be on the line for the first time in 2010 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the sold-out UFC 111: ST-PIERRE vs HARDY, Saturday, March 27th, live on Pay-Per-View and presented by TapouT. In featured bouts, one of the best fighters in the game today, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, looks to extend his reign and his six fight winning streak against British bomber Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir looks to become only the second man in UFC history to win the championship three times when he takes on number one contender Shane Carwin for the interim UFC heavyweight title. (more…)



March 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Pavlik, Martinez revved for showdown

Story by David Finger
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Although the boxing world’s attention was firmly centered on the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight, the greater Dallas area took advantage of its rare position as the center of the boxing world this weekend to host the first press conference for the upcoming Kelly Pavlik versus Sergio Martinez fight.

The Pavlik-Martinez fight, scheduled for April 17 in Atlantic City on the Boardwalk Hall, already has created a buzz with boxing insiders, and many are anticipating a near sellout crowd as the popular Pavlik has already established himself as Atlantic City’s favorite star . . .  Click here for more



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

SUPER SIX Tale of the Tape

With less than two weeks before their group stage 2 bout, Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) will clash in the SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC showdown on March 27 from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., at 10:30 pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME®. The Measurement Of A Fight or as most would refer, The Tale Of The Tape gives you the physical measurements of a fighters advantages and disadvantages over the other. Only one will prevail when Dirrell pits his greater size, speed and athleticism against Abraham’s accurate counter punching, defense and versatility. But there is one thing that the Tale Of The Tape cannot give you, the size of a fighters heart, determination and will to win. And that’s where this fight will be decided.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Karmazin comments on purse bid

Sylvester-Karmazin headed to Russia

By Alexey Sukachev

Mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin (40-3-1, 26 KOs) who is starting his preparations for the upcoming IBF title shot against middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) gave Fightnews several comments and expressed his feelings about the recent purse bid to define the organizing promoter of the event. Steven Bash of Bash Boxing, who represents IBF junior middleweight ex-titleholder, was an unexpected winner of the bid, held last Tuesday at IBF headquarters, taking advantage over Sauerland Event. Now IBF #1 Karmazin is in his hometown of Saint Petersburg getting ready to become (if successful against the German) the first Russian to acquire world titles in two weight classes.

Here is what Roman had to say: “I’m positively shocked with the outcome of the bid. I talked to Steven beforehand and he told me our chances were very slim so it came as surprise that we were able to outbid such a powerful company as Team Sauerland. Bash was the first man to tell me about this win and I couldn’t avoid crying myself out of joy and delight. It was really a grand surprise for everyone involved, including me, Steven, our partners and maybe even the German party. I wish to thank my Russian friends and partners, who were able to grant us with enough funds to take the better of Sauerland Event. Thank you guys!” (more…)



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Lucas vs. Andrade on May 28

Following his successful return to the ring last December, former WBC super middleweight champion Éric Lucas (39-7-3, 15 KOs.) will be looking to add a 40th win to his outstanding pro record on Friday, May 28th in Quebec City. Considered a Quebec boxing hero, Lucas will be lacing up the gloves against the ever popular Librado Andrade (28-3-0, 21 KO). Andrade is no stranger to Quebec boxing fans, having fought 4 times in this province and showing a record of 2 wins (vs Otis Grant and Vitaliy Tsypko) and 2 losses (both to Lucian Bute, the last by sensational KO last November 28th at the same venue). This bout will be a tough task for Eric, who has only fought once in the last 4 years plus. According to Eric, his ring experience and strong defensive skills are the keys to beating Librado. Lucas has not let up on the intensity level in the gym and will continue his preparation in Florida with his trainer Stephan Larouche and stablemate Lucian Bute. “I am certain many will tell me I set the bar too high and that the challenge is too big, but this is exactly the type of fight I was looking for when I made my return to the ring. I felt the electric atmosphere of the Pepsi Colisee last November 28th when Lucian won, and Quebec City really touched me. Now I want to experience that euphoria for myself in that City,” he stated.



March 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacman set for political race

“Now it is time for a more serious fight for me and that is my campaign for congress,” said Manny Pacquiao after dispatching Joshua Clottey. Pacman is planning to go directly into campaign mode for the May 2010 Philippine general election. “The people of my province are among the poorest. They have been underserved for too long. I want to give a voice to those too weak to speak. They deserve better schools and a higher standard of living. I know how my people have suffered because I have too. That is how I grew up and because I am one of the fortunate ones to have escaped poverty I am compelled to be a public servant for them. If my being in public office can attract new businesses to relocate to my province and to shine a light on the neglect my people have endured, I am only too happy to serve. One of the biggest advantages I have is that every fight is an opportunity to give honor to the Philippines. The Filipino people don’t just give me their support, they also give me their strength, their pride and their love. Running for congress is a way for me to repay them.”



March 16th, 2010




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