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

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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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.

Unbeaten heavyweight Odlanier Solis (15-0, 11 KOs), a big puncher who won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, …


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Khan-Malignaggi NYC Presser

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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.

WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan and former IBF jr welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi faced off at a press conference …



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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…)

Two world titles will be on the line for the first time in 2010 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns …


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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

Story by David Finger Photos by Chris Cozzone Although the boxing world’s attention was firmly centered on the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua …




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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.

With less than two weeks before their group stage 2 bout, Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (31-0, …


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Karmazin comments on purse bid

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…)

By Alexey Sukachev Mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin (40-3-1, 26 KOs) who is starting his preparations for the upcoming IBF title …


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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.

Following his successful return to the ring last December, former WBC super middleweight champion Éric Lucas (39-7-3, 15 KOs.) will …


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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.”

“Now it is time for a more serious fight for me and that is my campaign for congress,” said Manny …



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Ibarra to face Zamora

All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation,” Tuto Zabala Jr. and Deportes Telemundo are teaming up once again to present the popular series “Boxeo Telemundo”on Friday, March 19th, 2010 at the famous Auditorio La Condesa in Mexico City, Mexico. In the main event Oscar “Cebiche” Ibarra of Mexico City, Mexico will face Darwin “Finito” Zamora of Matagalpa, Nicaragua in a battle scheduled for 12 Rounds with the  vacant WBC Latin flyweight title at stake. (more…)

All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation,” Tuto Zabala Jr. and Deportes Telemundo are teaming up once again to present …


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Telefutura back in boxing biz

TeleFutura and Golden Boy Promotions announced today the return of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on April 30. The 90-minute live telecast will feature Golden Boy Promotions fighters such as Pablo Cesar Cano, Omar Figueroa, Danny Garcia, Frankie Gomez, Charles Huerta, Lucas Matthysse, Carlos Molina, Luis Ramos, Ronny Rios, Carlos Velasquez and more. “Solo Boxeo Tecate’ has been a great launching pad for Hispanic fighters and is where many have begun their careers,” said Golden Boy chief Oscar de la Hoya. “We are very excited to once again have such a wonderful stage to showcase our top contenders and up-and-coming prospects.” The telecast will air live on Friday nights at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM PT with English subtitles via CC3.

TeleFutura and Golden Boy Promotions announced today the return of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on April 30. The 90-minute live telecast …


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More on Klitschko-Chambers

Photo: Pavel "Eagle Eye" Terekhov

WBC #12 heavyweight Johnathon Banks (23-1, 16 KOs) will fight Travis Walker (34-3, 28 KOs) as the co-feature on the Klitschko-Chambers card. The fights will take place in the 51,000 seat ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions, officially announced the fight today at the fight week press conference. “We are excited to have Johnathon Banks fighting Travis Walker for the NABF heavyweight championship on this big show. This is a risky and tough fight for both fighters, but the winner will secure the NABF title and move a step closer to a world title shot.” Also, WBA #6 heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (19-0, 15 KOs) will face Ed Mahone (24-9-2, 23 KOs). Pavel “Eagle Eye” Terekhov has shot a giant photo gallery of the proceedings. Click here…

WBC #12 heavyweight Johnathon Banks (23-1, 16 KOs) will fight Travis Walker (34-3, 28 KOs) as the co-feature on the …


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Boxing Buzz

Andre Ward has reportedly pulled out of his April 24 SUPER SIX clash with Allan Green due to a knee injury. He will be out 4-6 weeks. The bout with Green, who replaced Jermain Taylor in the tournament, will be rescheduled.
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Golden Boy Promotions is planning a free St. Patrick’s Day boxing event on March 17 at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. The four-bout card will feature four professional debuts of prospects from the Southern California area, including junior middleweight Bobby Reyes of Valencia, L.A. super featherweight Jesus Rodrigues, Glendale featherweight Art Martirosyan and Los Angeles junior welterweight Oscar Andrade. Oscar de la Hoya will be in attendance to meet and greet fans.
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Former lightweight world champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini has unveiled “Southpaw Wine,” a Cabernet Sauvignon produced by the Luva Bella Winery and Juice Company. Besides being involved with wine, Mancini owns a cigar company as well as two movie production companies.
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Amateur jr welterweight star Frankie Gomez has signed with Golden Boy Promotions. Gomez, who was 120-8 as an amateur, will make his professional debut April 3 on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Andre Ward has reportedly pulled out of his April 24 SUPER SIX clash with Allan Green due to a knee …



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Eastern Europe update

By Alexey Sukachev

There will be no “Macho Time” in Kjellerup, Denmark – at least yet. Former world title challenger Allan Vester (28-6-1, 5 KOs) was forced to withdraw from his Mar. 26 bout versus legendary champion by a variety of versions in several weight classes Hector Camacho Sr. (79-5-3, 38 KOs) due to a back injury, he had suffered in sparring session with Isam Khalil. (more…)

By Alexey Sukachev There will be no “Macho Time” in Kjellerup, Denmark – at least yet. Former world title challenger …


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Results from Podolsk

By Alexey Sukachev and Akboxing.ru

On Saturday evening, Mar. 13, Sergey Stepkin of Union Boxing Management gladdened Podolsk boxing fans with a bout-filled but transient local tournament, which was held at “Podmoskovye” night club. There were nine contests, three of them being scheduled for eight rounds. However, the virtual headliner pitted bantamweight kayo artist Alexey Makhnenko (now 7-1, 6 KOs) and Uzbek journeyman Bakhyt Abdurahimov (3-5, 1 KO) in a heated rematch of their December clash. (more…)

By Alexey Sukachev and Akboxing.ru On Saturday evening, Mar. 13, Sergey Stepkin of Union Boxing Management gladdened Podolsk boxing fans …


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Ayala gets slot on Morales’ card

ESTO

By Robert Coster

Lightweight Ramon “Nino de Oro” Ayala (15-1-1, 7 KOs) is one of the latest propects out of Mexico, that great hotbed of Latin talent. The 21-year-old is presently Erik Morales’ choiced sparring partner and will fighting on the same card as Morales on March 27th. Then, on April 24th the youngster will be facing his first major test, be battling for the WBC World Youth title against an opponent TBA. (more…)

By Robert Coster Lightweight Ramon “Nino de Oro” Ayala (15-1-1, 7 KOs) is one of the latest propects out of …


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Klitschko-Chambers Presser

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor Promotions

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko faces off with challenger Eddie Chambers during a prefight press conference in advance of their showdown Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany. “I want to shock the world,” Chambers told the press. Klitschko, who has previously sparred with Chambers stated, “I’ve already tested him and I think the world title will remain in the Klitschko family.” The fight will take place at the 51,000-seat Esprit Arena and be televised in 110 countries worldwide. HBO, which has Klitschko under contract, sadly had no interest in televising the champion’s heavyweight title defense in the USA even though Chambers hails from Philadelphia. More photos…

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko faces off with challenger Eddie Chambers during a prefight press conference in advance of their …



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Alekseev targets Huck

WBO #2 rated cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (19-1, 17 KOs) says he wants to take on WBO champion Marco Huck. A former amateur champion with a sensational knock out ratio of 85 percent, the Universum fighter was highly critical of Huck’s title defense last Saturday against Adam Richards in an interview with boxing.de. (more…)

WBO #2 rated cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (19-1, 17 KOs) says he wants to take on WBO champion Marco Huck. A …


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Report/Gallery: Pacquiao-Clottey

Ringside by Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In “The Event” at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 K’s) cruised to an easy 12-round unanimous decision over the strong-but-overly defensive Joshua Clottey (35-4, 21 KO’s). Pacquiao nearly scored a shutout, winning 120-108 and 119-109 twice.

By all account, “The Event” and the stadium experience exceeded the hype with the third largest crowd to witness an indoor sporting event with 50,994 in attendance . . . click here for more

Ringside by Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger Photos by Chris Cozzone In “The Event” at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, …


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Report: Grano Decisions Brown

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney

Tony “TNT” Grano (17-1-1, 13 KOs) avenged the only blemish on his professional career, a knockout loss to Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-3, 7 KOs) back in September, 2008, on Friday night at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT by scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Brown. Scores of the bout were 97-92 twice and 98-91. Grano was on the offensive throughout a majority of the fight. Brown conserved his energy for the later rounds of the bout, which hurt him on the scorecards. He connected with a right hook in the final round of the bout that put Grano on the canvas. Grano showed his durability by being able to come off of the canvas to finish off the fight and take home the unanimous decision victory. Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver (23-2, 8 KOs) landed a hard body shot that knocked out his opponent , former two time world title holder Kermin Guardia (37-12, 21 KOs) in the corner at 2:19 of round three. The seven bout fight card titled, “Brace for Impact” at the sold out Fox Theatre inside of Foxwoods was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports. This is the first of two fight cards for CES in the month of March as on Friday March 19th, CES will return to the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI. Click here for the ringside report and action-packed photogallery.

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photography by Emily Harney Tony “TNT” Grano (17-1-1, 13 KOs) avenged the only blemish on …


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Stars shine in Dallas

Robert Hughes

By Robert Hughes, at ringside

Team owner Jerry Jones hosted ‘The Event’ at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium Saturday for more than 45,000 boxing fans, and Jones made sure many beloved former players and coaches were there to enjoy the evening with him. Two former head coaches who won Super Bowls for Jones, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer, sat ringside with their favorite boss, and close by was three-time world champion quarterback Troy Aikman and his favorite wide receiver Michael Irvin. And we can’t forget legendary defensive back Deion Sanders, who always attends Dallas-area fights. Click here for more photos…

By Robert Hughes, at ringside Team owner Jerry Jones hosted ‘The Event’ at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium Saturday for more …


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Sillakh-Judah April 3rd

Hot power-punching prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KOs) steps up in class as he takes on veteran Daniel Judah (23-4-3, 10 KOs) April 3rd in a scheduled 10 or 12 round light heavyweight bout. Sillakh who recently was signed by Roy Jones Jr. Square Ring Promotions will battle Judah on the undercard of the Roy Jones Jr-Bernard Hopkins pay-per-view. Sillakh is from the Ukraine but currently training in Southern California under the guidance of Shadeed Saluki. Saluki guided former heavyweight world champion Lamon Brewster to his title winning upset win over Wladimir Klitschko.

Hot power-punching prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KOs) steps up in class as he takes on veteran Daniel Judah (23-4-3, …


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Chambers in Germany

Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor

WBO #1 heavyweight “Fast Eddie” Chambers has arrived in Dusseldorf, Germany with his team before Saturday’s world championship challenge against WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. “I am on a mission to beat Wladimir Klitschko and bring those titles back home to the United States,” said Chambers. “This is serious business and I am going for it, but I also know that I want to take in this experience and enjoy the ride. I am not going to make any fancy predictions. I’m just going to win.”

WBO #1 heavyweight “Fast Eddie” Chambers has arrived in Dusseldorf, Germany with his team before Saturday’s world championship challenge against …


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Madison retires Wiggins

Kurt Wolfheimer

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

O’Shea Brothers Boxing continued to step up its talent with a night of boxing featuring some of the top local and regional fighters at the PAL Gym on Friday night in Yonkers. New York State title holder, “King David” Darrel Madison (15-1, 4 KOs) proved that he is someone to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division as he forced experienced veteran Robert Wiggins (20-8-1, 12 KOs) to retire after just two rounds of action in the scheduled eight round of the main event. In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated light heavyweight Ronson Frank moved to (14-0, 7 KOs) with a methodical eight round unanimous decision victory over defensive minded journey man Raynard Darden (11-22-1, 4 KOs) by scores of 80-71 x3. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside O’Shea Brothers Boxing continued to step up its talent with a night of boxing featuring …


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Postfight presser: Pacquiao-Clottey


Report by David Finger
Photos by Chris Cozzone

With a dominant performance in front of one of the largest live audiences in recent boxing history under his belt, there was little question that Manny Pacquiao would be in high spirits at the post fight press conference. But when it was announced that Pacquiao was going to be cutting it somewhat short since he had a concert to perform at next door at the Rangers Stadium, the natural question on everyone’s mind was if he ever felt even remotely threatened by African welterweight contender Joshua Clottey . . . Click here for more

Report by David Finger Photos by Chris Cozzone With a dominant performance in front of one of the largest live …


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More on Huck-Richards

Photo Wende

Marco “Captain” Huck (28-1, 21 KOs) defended his WBO Cruiserweight Title with a spectacular third-round TKO victory over Adam Richards (23-3, 15 KOs). The 25-year-old German champion started to land his trademark power punches in the second round before dropping his opponent in the third. Huck followed it up with another firework that sent his opponent down again, prompting the referee to call the one-sided contest off. “I am never pleased with my performance because I can always improve but I am happy that I defended my title in front of my fans in Berlin,” Huck said. “I really wanted to put on a good show to please everybody. I am happy with the result.” (more…)

Marco “Captain” Huck (28-1, 21 KOs) defended his WBO Cruiserweight Title with a spectacular third-round TKO victory over Adam Richards …


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Pacquiao dominates Clottey

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside

WBO welterweight champion and pound-for-pound superstar Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision against former IBF champion Joshua Clottey (35-4, 20 KOs) in front of 50,994 on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. From the opening bell, Pacman outworked Clottey in every round. Pacquiao outpunched Clottey at a 3:1 clip as the Ghanian spent long periods with his guard up and seemed to be more interested in surviving than winning. Clottey’s corner begged him to open up, to no avail. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 119-109.

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside WBO welterweight champion and pound-for-pound superstar Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) scored …


Boxing Result

Pacquiao-Clottey undercard

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside

In a bout for the vacant WBC lightweight title formerly held by Edwin Valero, reigning WBC 130lb champion Humberto Soto (51-7-2, 32 KOs) moved up five pounds, to win a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion David Diaz (35-3-1, 17 KOs). Soto dropped Diaz in round one and round twelve en route to a 115-111, 117-109, 117-109.
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In a welterweight clash, former “Contender” star Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) won by TKO over two-time former WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (60-10-1, 52 KOs) when Castillo remained on his stool at the end of round five.
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Middleweight John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round split decision over Michael Medina (22-2-2, 17 KOs). Scores were 96-93, 96-93 for Duddy, 96-93 for Medina, who was deducted a point for a low blow at the end of round eight. Duddy is now in line for a showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside In a bout for the vacant WBC lightweight title formerly held by …


Boxing Result

Off-TV Results from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside

In a suprisingly entertaining four round featherweight fight, Tucson, Arizona’s Isaac Hidalgo and Arthur Trevino fought to a four round draw. There were no knockdowns, and although judge Mike Mitchell had it a shutout for Hidalgo, he was overrule by judges Arturo Velasquez and Don Griffin who scored the fight 38-38. Hidalgo’s record now stands at 6-5-2, 1 KO. Local boy Trevino’s record now stands at 5-3-3, 2 KO’s.
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In a dominant performance, Santa Ana, California’s Rodrigo Garcia scored a second round TKO over Prarie View, Texas’ Calvin Pitts. Pitts looks strong in the opening round, catching Garcia with a solid left hand in the opening minute of the first round. But the pressure of Garcia wore down Pitts, who was felled three times in the second, prompting the TKO. Official time was 2:21 of the round. With the win Garcia improves to 6-0, 5 KO’s while Pitts slips to 5-12-1, 1 KO.
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Hot Top Rank super bantamweight prospect Roberto Marroquin (13-0, 10 KOs), a former 4-time US amateur champion, knocked out previously unbeaten Sammy Sanchez (4-1-1, 2 KOs) at 1:36 of the 2nd round. Sanchez was also down in the first from a Marroquin left hook.
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In an entertaining bout, up and coming featherweight prospect Salvador Sanchez (19-3-2, 9 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round knockout over Midland Texas’ Jamie Villa (8-8-2, 3 KOs). Villa was competitive early, but a solid body attack slowed down the Texan until he hit the canvas in the fifth. Two more knockdowns followed in the sixth. Villa failed to beat the count after the second knockdown. Official time was 1:09 of the sixth.
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Super bantamweight Eden Sonsona (21-5, 7 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana (35-13-2, 23 KOs). Sonsona dropped Pastrana earlier in the round before finishing him off at 1:33. Sonsona also scored a knockdown in the third round with a right, left combo that put Pastrana down seconds before the round ended.
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In an eight round featherweight bout, Filipino bomber Michael Farenas (27-2-3, 24 KOs) and tough San Antonio journeyman Joe Morales (20-13, 4 KOs) saw their fight end in a no contest when a clash of heads in the second round opened an ugly cut over the right eye of Morales. Time was 2:25 of the second. Farenas was in total control up to the time of the stoppage.

By Jeff Zimmerman and David Finger at ringside In a suprisingly entertaining four round featherweight fight, Tucson, Arizona’s Isaac Hidalgo …


Boxing Result

Soliman stops McMahon

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #15 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman (38-11, 16 KOs) scored an eleventh round technical knockout over outclassed former Australian 147-pound champion Shannon McMahon (16-6-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Valley, Victoria, Australia. With the win Soliman claimed the WBF title. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #15 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman (38-11, 16 KOs) scored an eleventh round …


Boxing Result

Huck TKOs Richards in 3

By Alexey Sukachev

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco “Kapt’n” Huck (28-1, 21 KOs) scored an exciting third round TKO over Adam “Swamp Donkey” Richards (23-3, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin. Huck was in command from the beginning, but the aggressive Richards made a good fight out of it. Huck finally put Richards on the canvas in round three and referee Marc Nelson waved it off after Huck’s violent follow up assault. Time was 2:30.
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Earlier, IBF heavyweight mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin scored a five round beatdown of Javier Mora. Povetkin dropped Mora three times before the bout was halted.
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WBC/IBF #5, WBA #9 and WBO #10 cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (21-1, 11 KOs) outpointed Cesar David Krenz (18-4, 11 KOs) over twelve uneventful rounds. Scores 120-108 acroess the board.
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WBC #9/IBF #12 cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel (22-0, 17 KOs) took a unanimous decision over veteran Michael Simms (21-13-2, 13 KOs) by scores of 79-75, 79-73, 79-73.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Danny Batchelder (25-8-1, 12 KOs). Click for full details of these fights and more…

By Alexey Sukachev WBO cruiserweight champion Marco “Kapt’n” Huck (28-1, 21 KOs) scored an exciting third round TKO over Adam …


Boxing Result

Spadafora still unbeaten

By Mark Vaz at ringside

Former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (44-0-1, 18 KOs) scored an eith round TKO over Ivan Fiorletta (24-6-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now fighting at welterweight, the slick Spadafora was connecting at will when the bout was waved off by referee Frank Gentile at the :40 mark.
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In other action, comebacking heavyweight Willie Herring (12-6-3, 3 KOs) stopped recent Elijah McCall-conqueror Dieuly Aristilde (7-2, 1 KO) in round two.
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In another heavyweight bout, Jason Barnett (12-10, 6 KOs) shocked previously unbeaten Erik “The Viking” Leander (8-1, 6 KOs).

By Mark Vaz at ringside Former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (44-0-1, 18 KOs) scored an eith round TKO over …


Boxing Result

Hyland tops Chianella

By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati

Rising Irish boxing star super bantamweight Paul Hyland (17-1, 5 KOs) added the European Union belt at 122 lbs to his national crown on Friday night in Quarto, Italy, with a convincing twelve round unanimous decision over Italian co-challenger David Chianella (16-6-2, 5 KOs). Hyland’s youth and superior boxing skills were evident, the Irish fighter dominated every single minute of the match as Chianella looked too much tender for this level of competition. The Three judges scored the bout 118-110, 117-111 and an incredible 116-112 for the new EBU-EU champ (Fightnews had it 118-110 for Hyland.) Elio Cotena promoted with Rai Sport Più televising.

By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati Rising Irish boxing star super bantamweight Paul Hyland (17-1, 5 KOs) added the European Union belt …


Photo

Pavlik-Martinez kicks off

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Top Rank in association with DiBella Entertainment officially announced the April 17 fight between World Middleweight Champ Kelly Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs) and WBC Super Welter Champ Sergio Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs) today at the Gaylord Texas in Grapevine, Texas. The fight will take place Saturday, April 17, in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m.

Photo: Top Rank in association with DiBella Entertainment officially announced the April 17 fight between World Middleweight Champ Kelly Pavlik …


Boxing News

Boxing Summit Talks Continue

Luis Nuño Briones

The work to find unity and reciprocity among the boxing sanctioning organizations has moved forward in Dallas as the WBC, IBF and WBO met to continue the flow of ideas on how to make boxing better. Presidents Jose Sulaiman, Marian Muhammad and Paco Valcarcel, along with key members of their organizations including Larry Hazzard, Luis Perez, Mauricio Sulaiman, John Duggan and Robert Lenhardt met and agreed on some very interesting topics that are taking form and could be of great value for the future of boxing. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza was scheduled to be present but sent a letter explaining his absence and confirmed the WBA’s position of unity and acceptance towards the meetings and agreements.

The work to find unity and reciprocity among the boxing sanctioning organizations has moved forward in Dallas as the WBC, …


Boxing News

Marquez-Diaz Rematch?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is WBA/WBO lightweight super champion Juan Manuel Márquez could face Juan Diaz in a rematch on July 10 in Mexico City. It would be Marquez’ first fight in Mexico since November 1994 when he KO’d Jose Luis Montes at the Plaza Mexico. According to other sources, a July 10 fight in the United States is also a possibility with Chris John and Paul Malignaggi being opponents of interest.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Word is WBA/WBO lightweight super champion Juan Manuel Márquez could face Juan Diaz in a rematch …










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