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Former WBA super welterweight champion Travis Simms (27-1, 20 KOs), now a local city councilman, and his twin brother Tarvis Simms (25-1, 11 KOs) have been reportedly arrested after getting into an ugly fight with each other over the weekend at Travis’ home in Norwalk, CT. Both are facing third-degree assault charges.
USA Olympian and rising young contender Vanes ‘Nightmare’ Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif., has re-signed with Top Rank announced Bob Arum today. Martirosyan, 23, has a record of 27-0 with 17 knockouts. He is trained by Freddie Roach and handled by Shelly Finkel. Martirosyan is ranked WBO #3, WBC #5, IBF #8 and WBA #8 at 154 pounds. As an amateur Martirosyan represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics. “Vanes is definitely one of the future superstars in boxing,” Arum said. “We helped develop Vanes during his first five years. Now, with the coaching of the great Freddie Roach, Vanes will be heading to the top level of boxing.”
It was also announced that Christian Martinez, 22, of the Bronx, N.Y. signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. Martinez is a young super welterweight with a 3-0-0 record with 3 knockouts. As an amateur boxer, Martinez was in about 145 bouts and was a gold medalist in the New York Golden Gloves and the Empire State Games. He is managed by Craig Hamilton and advised by Anthony Catanzaro. Christian’s father, Edwin, is the chief trainer. Martinez, born in Puerto Rico, began boxing at the age of 10 at the Jerome Boxing Club in the Bronx, N.Y. He is scheduled to box on the Miguel Cotto vs. Yuri Foreman fight card at Yankee Stadium on June 5. “Fight fans are going to love Christian Martinez,” said Hamilton, who also manages John Duddy. “He is a big puncher, well-schooled and has a ton of amateur experience.”
By Francisco Salazar
Paul Williams and Kermit Cintron have quite a bit in common. Both were world champions at 147 pounds. Both have faced Antonio Margarito, whom Williams beat by majority decision almost three years ago. Cintron was not as fortunate, being stopped twice by the hard-hitting Mexican. Now, there is another thing in common between the hard-hitting super welterweights. Aside from praising one another’s accomplishments and strengths, both agreed that the best man will win in their May 8th super welterweight showdown at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. (more…)
After his unanimous victory Saturday night over Roy Jones Jr., two division world champion Bernard Hopkins, was taken to University Medical Center immediately following the fight after receiving a rabbit punch to the back of his head in the sixth round of the 12-round bout. Hopkins was released early Sunday morning after receiving a clean bill of health from doctors who examined him thoroughly as all tests administered revealed negative results including a CAT scan. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Former WBA middleweight challenger Jamie Pittman (19-1, 8 KOs) will clash with Ghana’s Joseph Kwadio (13-1, 9 KOs) at the La Montage Reception Center in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Former WBO featherweight challenger Billy Dib (25-1, 13 KOs) will be in action against Filipino Reynaldo Belandres (13-1, 8 KOs) over eight rounds. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Puerto Rican world champions Roman “Rocky” Martínez and Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. will defend their world titles in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 29 in the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez. Martínez will be facing Nicaraguan challenger Gonzalo Munguía for his WBO Jr. lightweight world crown and Wilfredo Vasquez Jr will meet Hungarian Zsolt Bedak for his WBO super bantamweight world belt. The event is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions.
The Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, California is offering 2-for-1 tickets to all members of law enforcement, fire & rescue departments, military, families of deployed military and first responders to the Saturday, April 10th special edition of the ESPN Championship Boxing. In the main event, undefeated welterweight contender Orlando Lora (26-0-1, 18 KOs) rumbles with gritty veteran David Estrada (22-6, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX welterweight title. A member of Mexico’s 2000 Olympic team, Lora is trained by highly regarded Abel Sanchez in Big Bear. Estrada is one tough veteran, having gone ten or more rounds with Shane Mosley, Kermit Cintron, Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and Luis Abregu. The co-main event features undefeated top-ten junior featherweight contender and NABO champion Victor Fonseca (17-0, 9 KOs) against heavy-handed veteran Andre Wilson (11-3-1, 9 KOs). (more…)
Ask Jon Madsen about the a-ha moment that convinced him to go from working the front desk at a Holiday Inn to working his way into the UFC heavyweight division, and he doesn’t have the foggiest clue where to begin. He says the best person to ask is his mother . . . Click here for more by Debbie Lee, UFC.com
Ringside report by Gerardo Martinez
Photos courtesy of Joel Priest
The last time Mohammad Said (33-9-1, 24 KOs) fought in the U.S. was in 2007 against light middleweight contender James Kirkland, when he lost by second round KO. This time around, he did not do much better, losing one round later, by TKO, to Ignacio’s own Elco “The Animal” Garcia (23-7, 12 KOs). Doubling as a travel agent, Said would be wise not book any flights back to the U.S. any time soon . . . Click here for more
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye walks to a neutral corner after a scoring a knockdown en route to a ninth round technical knockout victory over former heavyweight champion John Ruiz on Saturday night in Manchester, England. This week the Haye Team plans to open negotiations for a possible fight with Wladimir Klitschko in front of 80,000 in London’s Wembley Stadium in the Fall. More photos…
Fiodor Lapin will be the head trainer of Albert Sosnowski in his preparations for the biggest fight of his life against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Lapin is best known as a trainer of former cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and current IBF #1 welterweight Rafal Jackiewicz. In fact, Wlodarczyk currently is also preparing for another title shot in his career against Giacobe Fragomeni and he is sharing the training camp with Sosnowski. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions offer their second fight night of the year with “Turf War: San Diego vs. Calexico” on Thursday, April 8th , at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of San Diego, CA. In the main event, undefeated Christopher “SD Kid” Martin (16-0, 5KO) will defend his California State Bantamweight title against hard hitting Ruben “Finito” Lopez (15-11-2, 13KO) of Calexico, CA, in an eight round bout. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Friday night at the Legendary Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia, USBA junior middleweight champion Derek “Pooh Ennis (21-2-1, 13 KOs) had to overcome a cut over his right eye and a tremendous effort by late replacement Jose Gonzalez (13-7-1, 11 KOs) to capture a hard fought ten round majority decision victory in the non title main event of the evening. His brother, undefeated super middleweight prospect Farah Ennis (13-0, 7 KOs) had a much easier time of it as he needed just two rounds to stop veteran Frankie Santos (17-9-4, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature. (more…)
By Matt Richardson at ringside
Light heavyweight Ronson Frank maintained his unbeaten record when he won a technical fifth round decision over Alexander Mancera in the main event of a card promoted by O’Shea Brothers Boxing on Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. In the main fight of a six-bout card, Frank (15-0, 7 KO’s) scored the decision when the fight was forced to the scorecards after Mancera (7-4, 5 KO’s) was cut from a head butt. (more…)
By Chris Perry at ringside
The last time “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey fought at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA, he had his hometown crowd on their feet with a thrilling victory. Almost eight years later, he did the same. In the main event of the first International Championship Boxing series at the Scope Arena, Spivey (38-5, 29 KOs), from nearby Portsmouth, was impressive winning a unanimous decision victory over tough Baltimore, MD fighter Tyrell “Da Sho Shocka” Samuel (14-4, 6 KOs) with two judges scoring the ten-round fight 100-90 and the third judge scoring the bout 98-92. Unfortunately Spivey, who was the NABA lightweight champion before the fight, weighed in heavier than the 135 pound limit which meant that he automatically vacated the title and that only Samuel could win championship. Spivey’s extra weight was an issue that threatened the fight up until the time of the main event but both camps ultimately came to an agreement to make the fight happen. For more details and photos click here…
Bernard Hopkins waited 17 years for vengeance over longtime rival Roy Jones, Jr. The two fought a combined 71 bouts before meeting up Saturday night. Hopkins made sure that he wouldn’t lose again.
In a rather unspectacular foul-laden rematch, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) avenged his 1993 loss, defeating longtime rival Roy Jones Jr. (54-7, 40 KOs) via unanimous decision in a fight that should have happened a decade ago . . . Click here for more
It took 17 years for Bernard Hopkins to avenge his loss against Roy Jones. Since their initial battle back in 1993, Hopkins and Jones have shared a mutual disdain for one another that prevented them from getting back into the ring. The bad blood was evident in the rematch as the 45-year-old Hopkins finally got his sweet revenge as he defeated the 41-year-old Jones via a grueling unanimous decision victory at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . . click here for more
By Shamus Young at ringside
Kingsley “Sharp Knuckle” Ikeke retained his NABA Super Middleweight title via a 10 round majority decision over Zane Marks at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. After a slow start, Ikeke (now 27-3) controlled the fight with his height and reach. Marks (now 17-5) picked spots and lunged in with short combinations and stunned Ikeke in the 7th. Ikeke was able to ride out Marks’ brief bursts of offense and outwork him from distance. Scores were 95-95 and 97-93 twice. Fightnews scored it 96-94 for Ikeke.
The co-main event was a raucous and entertaining rock-em-sock-em match in which heavyweight Andrae Carthon (4-5-2) out-slugged Freddie Miller (1-2-1) over 6 rounds to take a unanimous decision. The judges all scored it 58-54. Fightnews had it 57-55 for Carthon. In a featured fight, George “Monk” Foreman III went to 7-0 by spoiling Dale Mitchell’s debut. Foreman dropped Mitchell in the second and referee Paul Field stopped the fight between rounds on advice of the corner. Official time was 3:00 of the second round. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Japanese welterweight champ Daisuke Nakagawa (15-2-2, 11 KOs), 147, had a really tough time and barely kept his national belt as he fought to a grueling split draw (95-94 for him, 93-95 and 93-93) with hard-punching top contender Yoh Inoue (15-1-2, 10 KOs), 147, over ten hard-fought and sizzling rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)
By Andreas Hale at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone
17 years after their first fight, ring legend Bernard Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) evened the score against 41-year-old fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. (54-7, 40 KOs) winning a foul-filled twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night in a light heavyweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The first five rounds were measured, tactical and sometimes dirty, but things really heated up in round six after Hopkins went down from a seemingly light rabbit punch, then furiously went after Jones, continuing to fight even after the bell and the fighters had to be restrained by security. After a Hopkins rabbit punch in round eight, Jones responded with a rabbit punch that sent Hopkins to the canvas again. Hopkins went down for a third time from a borderline low blow in round ten. Action stopped in the eleventh so the ring doctor could look at a cut Jones sustained from a headbutt, ruled unintentional. A slow twelfth round brought boos from the crowd. In the end, Hopkins prevailed 117-110, 117-110, 118-109. (more…)
Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) showed why he’s so highly regarded, needing just 67 seconds to annihilate veteran Tomas “El Norteno” Villa (22-7-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Garcia, the brother of former world champion Robert Garcia, dropped Villa twice before the bout was waved off by referee Laurence Cole. He claimed the vacant USBA featherweight championship.
Unbeaten WBA #6/WBC #8 junior welterweight Mike Alvarado (27-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO over Lenin Arroyo (20-12-1, 4 KOs). Alvarado brutally blasted the normally iron-jawed Arroyo to the deck :42 seconds into round two and Arroyp could not regain his feet. For more results and photos click here…
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada at ringside
It was lights out for both Walid Smichet and the Montreal Casino as twenty-one year-old David Lemieux closed the show with a TKO victory at the :57 second mark of the second round Saturday night as boxing returned to the venue for the final time. The 700-seat facility which was home to forty-five shows will go dark for the next four years as extensive renovations take place to the facility. Lemieux ended things with bang though as he took the usually rugged Smichet and battered him from the opening bell to a quick ending, staggering the Tunisian born fighter several times along the way. Lemieux who scores his 21st knockout in his 22nd fight retains his Canadian super-middleweight title with the victory and moves onwards and upwards, and is set to headline on June 11th at 10,000 seat Uniprix Stadium against an opponent to be named on Tuesday by promoter Yvon Michel. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Local fan favorite boxers Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan and Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell scored victories in feature bouts at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Buchanan, a super middleweight from Capitol Heights, MD, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Julius Fogle of Cary, NC to regain his WBF All-Americas super middleweight title. The win came despite Buchanan breaking his right hand early in the bout. Because of the injury, Buchanan was forced to use more foot movement and ring generalship to gain the victory. Fogle tried to press the issue and put more offensive pressure but Buchanan was too elusive. (more…)
By Alexey Sukachev
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (24-0, 22 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over 38-year-old former champ John Ruiz (44-9-1, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Haye dropped Ruiz twice in round one, the first time with the right hand almost immediately, the second time with a rabbit punch. Haye was deducted a point for the rabbit punch, but Ruiz was still given a count and no time to recover from the foul. A determined Ruiz survived the round. Haye floored Ruiz again at the end of round five and again early in round six. Ruiz’ corner finally threw in the towel to stop the punishment in round nine. Time was 2:01. Click here for full report…
Story and photos by Chris Perry
The last time Dorin Spivey fought at the Norfolk Scope Arena, he thrilled the crowd with an exhilarating performance on the undercard of the Larry Holmes versus Butterbean pay-per-view event (July 2002).
Since that bout, the 36 year-old Portsmouth, Virginia native has been on a roller coaster ride through the most challenging aspects of boxing . . . Click here for more
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