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Due to popular demand, below is a breakdown of the official scoring from the Froch-Dirrell fight from the TrentFM Arena in Nottingham, England.
Former world welterweight champion Kermit “Killer” Cintrón (31-2-1, 27 KOs) arrived in Puerto Rico today. Cintron will fight for his first time in Puerto as a professional when he takes on Juliano Ramos (15-2, 12 KOs) of Brazil this Saturday in a scheduled for 10 round welterweight main event. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will be an edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series . PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. For more details and photos click here…
SHOWTIME Sports and NFL Films are entranced in the camps of Kessler and Ward as they prepare episode two of the critically acclaimed new reality show FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic. A release date for episode two of the show, which gives fight fans unprecedented access into the lives of the participants in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, will be announced soon.
IBF’s Chairman of the Championship Committee Lindsey Tucker has confirmed that IBF junior middleweight champion Cory Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs) will defend his title against fellow Don King stablemate Carlos Molina (17-4-1, 5 KOs). The bout will take place at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 31.
As reported by Lem Satterfield at FanHouse on Monday, Ken Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, is thrilled with the success of the first two fights of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Hershman said that the two fights showed that “there are no easy fights in this tournament,” and, “You’re at risk at any moment in any of these fights….The launch was great. The production was great. Carl Froch sold more tickets than he had ever sold with over 10,000 people in Nottingham, and Arthur Abraham sold out his arena with over 14,000 people. These events have been spectacular, so we’re really, really thrilled with how things are going so far.”
WBC Welterweight World Champion Andre Berto will join fellow professional boxing stars in a nationwide launch of a new boxing workout created by Everlast and 24 Hour Fitness on Saturday. Berto will take part in the Everlast Shadow Box Workout on Saturday at the Town & Country 24 Hour Fitness location in Miami, Fla. He is headlining the launch of the unique workout in his home state of Florida, participating in the 45-minute class on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (more…)
David Telesco 176 vs Byron Mitchell 177 1/2
Jon Schneider 193 1/2 vs John Douglas 198
Eilon Kedem 122 1/4 vs Julio Valadez 121
Ahmad Mickens 175 1/2 vs Todd Eriksson 173
Ian Millarvie 263 1/4 vs Terrell Nelson 249
Richard Brown 195 1/4 vs Andrew Hutchinson 195 1/2
Venue: Hilton Rye Town Hotel, Rye Brook, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing
Tickets: $40, $60, $100
The popular one-day Prizefighter tournament returns on December 4 at the National Hall, Olympia in London with the first ever light-welterweight competition. Ex WBA world champion Gavin Rees (28-1, 14 KOs) is among the eight, as are Ted Bami (26-5, 13 KOs), Jason Cook (25-2, 12 KOs) and Colin Lynes (31-6, 12 KOs), who have all held European belts. Former British title holders David Barnes (24-1-1, 11 KOs), Barry Morrison (17-4, 7 KOs) and Young Mutley (26-3, 13 KOs) will also be vying for the £32,000 winner’s prize, while Southern Area Champion Lee Purdy (12-1-1, 6 KOs) completes the line-up. October’s Prizefighter Heavyweights III, which was won by Audley Harrison, recorded the highest rating for any Sky Sports boxing show in recent times and this competition will again be screened on Sky Sports.
By Alexey Sukachev
Vyacheslav Uzelkov 174.5 vs. Tomas Adamek 174.5
(WBA I/C Light Heavyweight title)
Maxim Bursak 163 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 159.5
Alexander Ustinov 304.5 vs Andrey Kindrich ?? *
Victor Plotnikov 149.5 vs. David Tlashadze 146
Valery Brazhnik 148 vs. Gary Abajan 146¾
Alaudin Murtazaliev 169.5 vs. Andrey Monakhov 171.5
Alexander Spirko 156.5 vs. Dmitry Balotsky 152.5
Kostya Rovensky 154 vs. Mikheil Khucishvili 154
Artem Ayvazidi 141 vs. Oleg Tolochko ?? *
Nikolay Israelian 225 vs. Andrey Gursky 208
Georgy Gechechiladze 126.5 vs. Nazar Naumchuk 127
Alexey Bondarenko ?? * vs. Ruslan Memetov ?? *
* – to weigh-in later
Venue: Kiev Palace of Sports
Promoter: K2 East Promotions
IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (27-1, 22 KOs) not only promises a victory, Oct. 31 at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, but a knockout over challenger, No. 1 Contender Yonnhy “El Columbiano” Perez (19-0, 17 KOs). “He is going to have his first loss,” Agbeko told the media today on a national teleconference. “I am going to be the first one to knock him out.”
Perez, who is coming off an impressive last-round knockout of Silence Mabuza, would not give a specific prediction to counter Agbeko’s claims, but countered by saying, “He should not spit too much into the air, for it might fall on his face.” Stay tuned for a full story tomorrow.
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Former No. 1 junior welterweight contender Mike “No Joke” Stewart, of New Castle, DE, continues his comback when he takes on Louie Leija, of San Antonio, TX, in a scheduled six-round fight Saturday evening, Nov. 7, at Bally’s Atlantic City. Topping the seven-bout card is a scheduled 10-round contest between Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, and Richard Gutierrez, of Mimi, FL, for Jones’ North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title. First fight at 7.30 p.m. Stewart, 31, is now boxing as a welterweight. He ended an 18-month layoff April 24 when he earned a six-round decision over Luis Albert Santiago, of Philadelphia, at Dover (DE) Downs. Stewart would like to return to Dover Downs next year as the headliner. (more…)
OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) won today in Rome at the EBU’s headquarter the purse bid to stage the vacant EBU light heavyweight championship between Antonio Brancalion and Nathan Cleverly. OPI 2000 with an offer of €63,717 outbid Frank Warren Promotions (€60,000) and Double “A” Promotions (€27,500).
By Robert Coster
Is Edwin Valero the man nobody wants to face? The unbeaten, dynamite punching WBC lightweight champion with 25 knockouts in 25 fights is calling out for the big name boxers, Pacquiao, Mayweather or any other fighter in the face of the planet, to dare step into the ring and face his murderous fists. Yet, there are many pundits who feel that Valero has yet to face a real, stern test by facing a truly elite boxer. The fact is that Valero remains an enigma to many and even more so because the southpaw destroyer has been fighting outside of the USA. First Edwin was denied fights in American rings for over five years for allegedly having failed an MRI test. After finally getting OK’d to fight in Austin, Texas in April, Valero has subsequently been denied a US visa. Fightnews sat down with the brazen, supremely confident champion to discuss the visa controversy, his hopes for the future and his real frustration at not being given the opportunity to fight those marquee name boxers who he feels are evading him. (more…)
By Jose E. Santiago
Former two-time cruiserweight titleholder turned boxing promoter Yahya McClain (23-7-2 16KO) returns to the ring on November 13, 2009. McClain, 42-year-old owner of Absoloot Boxing and Fitness Gym in Atlanta, twice held the WBU cruiserweight championship over a decade ago. Since then McClain has gone on to be a successful boxing trainer and promoter. Known recently for his work in leading his ex-wife Laila Ali to boxing stardom as her manager and trainer, McClain now feels he can make a dent in the cruiserweight division and recapture a title. Although he hasn’t had a fight in over 10 years, McClain feels that he still has the strength and skills to be a champion. (more…)
WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolai Valuev (50-1, 34 KOs) is unfazed by David Haye´s latest antics, insisting he could not care less about the challenger´s constant provocations. Last week, the 29-year-old (22-1, 21 KOs) once again insulted the biggest and tallest champion of all time at a press conference in England. Valuev barely took any notice – he gave up caring about his opponent a long time ago. “I don’t really care about what he says or does,” Valuev stated. “I cannot take him seriously. When I first heard about the t-shirts where he chopped the Klitschkos, I thought ‘Oh my God, another idiot in our world.’ He can say whatever he likes – it will not get him my title.” (more…)
By Craig Watt
Australian IBO middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (36-3, 23 KOs) is one of boxing’s most controversial and outspoken characters, often noted for his exploits outside the ring, rather than his achievements inside the ropes. Behind the brash exterior however is a boxer that has operated at world level for the last five years and is a former two weight WBA champion at super middleweight and middleweight. He added the IBO 160 pound title in May when he outpointed Daniel Geale in a close and split decision in Brisbane. Both fighters share the same bill at the Silverdome in Prospect, Tasmania on Wednesday in a bill titled, “The Road To Rematch” aimed at building to a rematch of the two fighters, planned for 2010. Their first fight was one of the best seen in an Australian ring earlier this year and the IBO has ordered a rematch, such was the close scoring of the bout. (more…)
“Universum Champions Night“ comes to the Sport and Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany on December 19 with a world title twinbill featuring the two hometown world champions Jürgen Brähmer (34-2, 28 KOs) and Sebastian Zbik (27-0, 10 KOs). Brähmer will defend his WBO interim light heavyweight championship against an opponent to be named, while Zbik will take on unbeaten WBC #15 ranked Emanuele Della Rosa (22-0, 7 KOs) from Rome, Italy. “I’m very happy about [boxing in] Schwerin,” said Brähmer. “For me it’s the best thing that can happen to me. To defend a world championship belt outside my front door was always my dream.“ Zbik is also thrilled to have a home match. “This will be the personal highlight of my career,” he stated. “I hope, that all my friends and relatives will be there. The hall will certainly be a bubbling cauldron with two local fighters in action. I’m very excited and will give everything [in the ring]!“
Story by Andreas Hale
Jorge Rivera is no new kid on the block when it comes to battling inside of the Octagon. He’s banged with some of the sport’s finest over his eight-year career. Some nights have ended with his hand raised in victory while others have found him on the wrong side of the winner’s table . . . . Click here for more
UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun – Saturday, October 24th, live on Pay-Per-View from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here for more info.
Here’s a new photo gallery from the SHOWTIME’s spectacular Abraham-Taylor bout from Saturday night in Berlin.
Also available are some notable undercard bouts. Click here for photos from Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Enad Licina. Click here for photos from Dominik Britsch vs. Michael Recloux. (Photos: Winfried Mausolf and Photo Wende)
Holly Holm’s next opponent will be Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez. The two will headline a Dec. 4 card promoted by Fresquez Productions at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. The card, “Bad Blood,” will see Holm (25-1-3, 7 KOs) defend her WIBA welterweight title at a catchweight against Hernandez (11-1-2, 4 KOs). Hernandez last fought at 128 and has won belts at lightweight, super featherweight and super bantamweight. Also on the card: Jodi Esquibel, Amanda Crespin, comebacking heavyweight Fernando Reyes, bantamweight David Proa and light heavyweight Michael Brooks.
The night before Halloween, in the city of El Paso, TX., fight fans will be sitting back to watch what many consider to be a young fighter who feels he has a lot to prove to them, Hector Camacho, Jr. facing a seasoned warrior who has battled with the best in boxing, Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas, in an entertaining pay per view match on Friday night, October 30 distributed live on pay per view by MultiVision Media, Inc. . . . Click here for more
“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.
2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali has been added to the October 31st (Halloween Night) “Fright Night At The Sun” pro boxing card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in a 4-round welterweight bout at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (more…)
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Once-beaten Alfredo Angulo participated in a media workout on Monday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., answering questions from New York-area media. Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs), rated WBO #4 and WBC/WBA #5, takes on unbeaten WBC #4/WBO #5 Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title on November 7 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut and will precede the Chad Dawson-Glen Johnson rematch for the WBC interim and IBO light heavyweight titles. (more…)
Two winning streaks are on the line Friday night in the main event as ShoBox: The New Generation returns to SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas. Cuban-born Damian Frias (16-1, 7 KOs) of Miami, Fla., has won his last 12 fights while Mexico’s Freddy Hernandez (25-1, 18 KOs), who resides in Lynwood, Calif., has been victorious in his last nine in a row. The welterweight battle is scheduled for 10 rounds. In the co-feature defending North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super bantamweight champion Al Seeger (28-4, 22 KOs) of Savannah, Ga., will risk his belt against Victor Fonseca (16-0, 8 KOs) of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, in what will be an excitement-filled 10-round battle of world-ranked 122-pounders. (more…)
During his training camp in Tampa, welter weight world champion Miguel Cotto, has had some very interesting visitors including hall of fame trainer Angelo Dundee, who spent some time with the champ talking boxing. Cotto also got a nice present from Everlast a heavy bag with his next target Manny Pacquiao as he prepares to defend his WBO championship belt next November 14 at the Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas. The big “Firepower” championship card will be televised by HBO pay-per-view.
On Sunday, October 18, Jermain Taylor was released from the hospital in Berlin, Germany, having been given clearance by a team of Doctors to continue with a planned vacation in Europe. Taylor was admitted as a precautionary measure after suffering from concussion-like symptoms following his fight with Arthur Abraham on Saturday night. “I want thank all my fans and those concerned and let everyone know I’m doing just fine and feeling good,” said Taylor. “I want to congratulate Arthur Abraham on his victory and wish him well in the tournament. Right now my plans are to relax and enjoy my vacation in Europe with my wife, Erica.” (more…)
It was announced today that WBC interim super featherweight champion Humberto Mauro Gutierrez (26-1-1, 19 KOs) will defend against WBC #3 rated Vitali Tajbert (18-1, 6 KOs) on November 21 at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. The “Universum Champions Night” event will be a world title twinbill with unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Zsolt Erdei (30-0, 17 KOs) challenging WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-1-1, 10 KOs) in a much anticipated main event. The Gutierrez-Tajbert winner could be WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto’s successor, as Soto is considering moving up in weight. The 2004 Olympic bronze medal winner Tajbert has vowed to take Gutierrez’ belt. “I will show everyone in this fight and get that title,” said Tajbert. “At age 20, the Mexican is still very young, but he already has 24 fights and won 19 times by KO. His victory over Gulyakevich shows his dangerousness. This is the biggest challenge of my career and I’m going to fulfill my dream of becoming the first German world champion in the super featherweight division!”
Universum Box-Promotion has confirmed the November 28 clash between WBO #4 cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (18-1, 16 KOs) and #1 ranked Grigory Drozd (32-1, 24 KOs) on the huge “Universum Champions Night” at the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Headlining that show is the rematch between heavyweight contenders Alexander Dimitrenko and Luan Krasniqi. The fight for the 28-year-old Alekseev will be the first under new trainer Magomed Schaburow as Universum’s legendary trainer Fritz Sdunek is out of action for health reasons. “Alexander is a well-trained boxer,” commented Schaburow. “On top of that, he is a very intelligent boy. I’m looking forward to working with him. We have big plans. A victory against the number one in the WBO is a very important step on the way to the next world title fight.”
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