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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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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Boxing News

UFC® signs James Toney

Ed Mulholland

He’s one of the premier boxers of the last 25 years, a future Hall of Famer who has won world titles in three weight classes while taking on a Who’s Who of the sport, including fellow champions Evander Holyfield, John Ruiz, Hasim Rahman, Vassiliy Jirov, Roy Jones Jr., Mike McCallum, Iran Barkley, and Michael Nunn. But there is one more mountain left to climb for James “Lights Out” Toney, and that’s to show if he can defeat the mixed martial arts warriors of the UFC®.

So later this year, UFC President Dana White is prepared to give Toney his shot, signing the boxing superstar to a multi-fight contract this week to compete in the UFC.

“A lot of pro boxers have made a lot of noise about how they would do in mixed martial arts, but nobody on the level of a James Toney has been willing to back up his talk,” said White. “He’s a legend whose boxing record speaks for itself, and he’s a guy who I’ve got a lot of respect for. Now he’s got every intention of matching that success in MMA, and I think he’s got the right attitude – let’s see if he can do it.” (more…)



March 4th, 2010



Boxing News

Pacman Wildcard workout

Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

Seven-time world champion and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao work out during media day at the Wildcard Boxing Club Wednesday as he winds down his training camp for his upcoming world welterweight championship defense against challenger Joshua Clottey. Top Rank’s “The Event”, will be held on Saturday,March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas,Texas and televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…



March 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Full Report: Jones-Bruseles

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Once again unbeaten Philadelphian, Mike Jones (20-0, 16 KOs) showed why he is one of the top welterweights in the world as he retained his NABA welterweight title with a workmanlike unanimous decision over former world title challenger Henry “Puerto Rico to the Bone” Bruseles (28-4-1, 15 KOs) before a capacity crowd at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey on Friday night. (more…)



March 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Drake joins Team Alexander

Grammy-nominated recording artist Drake will join undefeated World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” during the boxer’s walk to the ring for his world championship unification match on Saturday at Mohegan Sun that will be televised live on HBO (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) from Mohegan Sun. The event is being promoted by Don King Productions. (more…)



March 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Mayweather-Mosley DC Presser

Photo: Jeff Fusco - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

(From Left to Right) Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, WBO welterweight champion Sugar Shane Mosley and Golden Boy Promotions chief Oscar de la Hoya today in Washington D.C. at a press conference to officially announce Mayweather and Mosley’s May 1 fight at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. More photos…



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Cabellero-Yordan April 10

WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (33-2, 23 KOs) of Panama will meet unbeaten Daud Cino Yordan (25-0,19 KOs) of Indonesia on April 10th for the WBA interim featherwight title. HBO will televise. The bout will replace the recently withdrawn fight between IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud and former world champion Glen Johnson. Caballero’s trainer Jeff Mayweather (uncle to Floyd Jr. and brother to Floyd Sr. and Roger) weighed in on the opportunity. “Caballero and I have been working together for over a month now here in Las Vegas. His physical condition is excellent. This is a very good opportunity for him and valuable exposure. I have already viewed video of Yordan and Caballero will be well prepared come April 10th,” said Mayweather.



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

“La Amenaza” returns home

By John Cannon

Marines Promotions is welcoming back a familiar face, and it is one local boxing fans will remember well.
Robert “La Amenaza” Garcia (27-2, 20 KO’s) returns home as he once again reunites with his uncle Julio Marines and will fight in the Rio Grande Valley for the first time since November of 2007. “I feel like I am starting off 2010 with a fresh start,” said Garcia. “It is great to be home again and with my family. During the time I was away from them, I felt alone and knew something was missing. But now that we are back together , I feel a renewed spirit, and my uncle has really been hustling for me. I have my entire family behind me and a lot of the problems I had in the past have completely rolled off my shoulders.” (more…)



March 3rd, 2010

Announcement

Mike Dietrich passes

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Baltimore heavyweight boxer “The American Dream” Mike Dietrich died suddenly Tuesday in Baltimore, MD. Dietrich was 26 years old. No word was given on the cause of death. Dietrich was a five-time national amateur boxing champion and was 12-1, 6 KOs as a pro. Dietrich was in training for a bout on the March 20th boxing card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. (more…)



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

King Arthur back in Germany

"I will defeat Dirrell everywhere"

King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) has returned to Germany following the postponement of his Super Six World Boxing Classic second-round clash with Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs). The fight has been moved back to March 27 after Dirrell injured his back in training. It will now take place at Detroit’s famous Joe Louis Arena and will air live on SHOWTIME, Saturday, March 27, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. “I am not at all concerned about the change of the date,” King Arthur said. “We had a great time in Palm Springs. I love America and I enjoyed staging my training camp in the Californian sun. Postponements happen all the time in boxing. I don’t mind when and where I will take on Dirrell – I will defeat him everywhere, even in his backyard. I am in the Super Six tournament to become a star in America and all over the world. After the KO win over Jermain Taylor, another spectacular victory over Dirrell in front of his home fans will further raise my international profile.” (more…)



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Floyd, Shane hit DC

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley continue their press tour today in Washington DC’s Lincoln Theatre at noon. The event is open to the public free of charge. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Afterward the fighters will pose for photos at the famous DC landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl.



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Cloud-Johnson off

IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud will not face Glen Johnson on April 10 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida as scheduled. According to the Cloud camp, the champion pulled out of the bout due to a hamstring injury. However Cloud has also inked a promotional contract with Don King Productions this week and will most certainly be fighting on DKP cards in the future. The IBF has given the Cloud camp a 90-day extension to fight Johnson.



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Top Rank wins IBF purse bid

Arum will promote Cruz-Salido

A purse bid was held in the IBF Office today for the IBF featherweight championship mandatory defense between champion Cristobal Cruz and Orlando Salido. Top Rank was the winning bidder with a bid of $ 251,000. Banner Promotions bid $ 250,000. The fight must take place in 90 days.



March 3rd, 2010

Announcement

TKO Boxing returns to LA!

Demetrius Hopkins takes on Norwood

The Commerce Casino, the world’s largest poker facility in the world, will once again host an evening of world class professional boxing presented by TKO Boxing Promotions on Thursday, March 25th.

“We’re really proud to return to the Commerce Casino with our third event. It’s an excellent venue that allows us to present world class professional boxing to the outstanding sports fans in the Southern California area” said Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions, curators of the nationally acclaimed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” boxing series . . . Click here for more



March 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Niño camp to protest

The camp of Omar Niño is planning protest Saturday’s technical draw against WBC 108lb champion Rodal Mayol. Niño’s manager Hector Garcia is seeking to have the result overturned in favor of Niño and claims to have evidence Mayol was “playing dead” after Niño hit him just after a low blow which Garcia claims had no effect on Mayol. The protest will be submitted during the WBC’s weekly meeting.



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Rigondeaux on April 10 card

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux will step into the ring for the sixth time as a professional on April 10 as a part of “Fighting for Haiti”, headlined by Andre Berto’s WBC welterweight title defense vs. Carlos Quintana. “Fighting for Haiti” will take place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida and will be televised live on HBO.



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Mayweather-Mosley NYC Presser

Ed Mulholland

A little bit of jostling at today’s Floyd “Money” Mayweather-Sugar Shane Mosley press conference on Tuesday in New York City to officially kick off their May 1 PPV showdown at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tha card is billed as “Who R U Picking?” Click here for quotes and more photos…



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Q&A: Martin Honorio

Fresh off an upset win over unbeaten prospect John Molina, Jr. back in November at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA, new WBO NABO Lightweight champion Martin “El Brochas” Honorio returns to the scene of one of his biggest victories when he makes his first title defense against Dominican Wilton “Pretty Warrior” Hilario on ESPN2 Friday. Here’s what he had to say: (more…)



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Eastern Europe Update

Twins collided in Chelyabinsk

By Alexey Sukachev

A tiny card, arranged by Ural Boxing Promotions at Markstadt restaurant in Chelyabinsk, Russia, was marked with a really unusual event. Gennady and Nikolay Maximov, two light heavyweight debutants, collided in what probably was the first ever pro fight between identical twins. Both combatants battled each other without any break and the similarity of their boxing styles contributed to the final outcome of the clash. Nikolay has won over his sibling via a split decision. This unique match-up had something in common with the bout between father and son Harry Duiven Sr/Jr, which was held on Dec. 22 in 2006 and resulted in the second-round TKO for the younger fighter. (more…)



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Irish boxing exhibit Dublin-bound

Currator Jim Houlihan’s eclectic Irish pugilist exhibition will be hosted by the GAA Museum and the Irish Arts Center at the historic Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland from May 18th through August 31st. The exhibition features an array of robes, gloves, boxing bags, prints, photographs, painting and film footage of Celtic prizefighters from 1820 to the present day. Intriguing objects on display will include pieces from John L. Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Barry McGuigan, Freddie Gilroy, Bobby Cassidy, Gerry Cooney, Wayne McCullough, Billy Graham, Billy Conn, John Duddy, Maureen Shea and many more. Given the connection between Croke Park and Muhammad Ali, who famously fought Al Blue Lewis at the venue in 1972, a signed glove and shorts worn by Ali that night have been added. Perhaps the most unique item in the exhibition is the late, great Irish fighter Dan Donnelly’s mummified right arm. The exhibit has previously been on display in New York, Boston and Omagh, Northern Ireland.



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Boxeo La Revista now a monthly

Jimenez Communications Inc. and Rafael Soto Comunicaciones announced today that the March issue of Boxeo La Revista will be available this Saturday March 6 in Mexico City in the boxing card “Top Rank Live” that will be held at the Plaza de Toros Arroyo. The magazine which had been published as the official program of the “Latin Fury” boxing series is now be available as a monthly magazine that will cover upcoming fights, results of fights and will have reports on past boxing stars and the stars of the future. The digital edition of the magazine can be found here. The 32-page print glossy magazine is distributed at all Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer boxing events in Mexico and the United States. (more…)



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Katsidis-Mitchell lands in UK

Promoter Frank Warren wins purse bid

Promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid WBO Interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis’ defense against Kevin Mitchell. Warren’s bid of $515,000 beat the only other bid of $501,000 from Katsidis’ manager Brendon Smith from Ringstar Promotions. The clash will take place in Britain in May with the winner having to face Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez with 180 days. (more…)



March 2nd, 2010

UFC

Torres on the rebound

WEC 47 is LIVE on VERSUS March 6!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

With a record of 36-2, Miguel Angel Torres is the biggest little man walking. While the pound-for-pound rankings are often reserved for larger fighters, Torres stood prominently among the cream of the crop in MMA. He was the heavy favorite going into an August bout with Brian Bowles and was thought to be an unstoppable fighter . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Chakkiev added to 4/17 card

Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rahim Chakkiev (3-0, 3 KOs) has been added to the big “Universum Champions Night” card on April 17 in Magdeburg, Germany. The opponent of popular cruiserweight KO artist who is trained by Michael Timm will be announced in the coming days. Also returning is Hungarian flyweight shooting star Pal “Pimpa” Bedak (6-0, 4 KOs) against Edgar Jimenez (8-3-1, 6 KOs) from Mexico. Headlining the card is an attractive world title twinbill featuring the rematch between WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (28-0, 10 KOs) and Domenico “Vulcano” Spada (30-2, 15 KOs), plus WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (37-2, 23 KOs) is challenged by undefeated Edward “Eddy” Gutknecht (18-0, 7 KOs).



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Zavek set to defend IBF belt

SES

IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (28-1, 16 KOs), the first pro boxing champion in Slovenian history, will defend his world title belt for the first time on April 10th. In a historic fight, “Mr Sympatikus” is stepping into the ring at Tivoli Sports Hall in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, against Argentinean Rodolfo Ezequiel Martinez (36-3-1, 13 KOs), the current WBC Mundo Hispano titleholder. Zaveck dethroned reigning champion Isaac Hlatshwayo in South Africa in December. Slovenian TV is televising the clash live from the 7,000-seat arena. The card is promoted by Germany’s SES Sport Events Steinforth GmbH together with its Slovenian partner SPORT CLUB M.



March 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Holyfield licensed in Nevada

47-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was granted a one fight boxing license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday. The decision opens the door for Evander to face 41-year-old WBF champ Frans Botha on April 17 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.



March 2nd, 2010




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