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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

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Boxing News

Long Island Card Postponed

Ring Promotions announced today that their scheduled February 19th card at the Oheka Castle in Long Island, NY has been postponed. The event dubbed “Hassle at the Castle” was postponed due to scheduling conflicts with the venue. The card will now take place on Friday, May 7th. Tickets purchased for the February 19 event will be honored on the new date.



February 17th, 2010



Boxing News

Arreola-Adamek is on

A press conference has been called to announce an April 24th heavyweight showdown between Cris Arreola (28-1, 25 KOs) and Tomasz Adamek (40-1, 27 KOs). The bout will take place at the new Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. It wil be Arreola’s second fight at the arena. The event will be billed as “Ring of Fire” and be televised on HBO BAD.



February 16th, 2010

Announcement

‘TNT’ Thomas ready for Friday

Sensational heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas is primed and ready for battle this Friday night in his hometown of Tampa, Florida, in one of the feature bouts of “Triple-header in Tampa” at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, presented by TKO Boxing Promotions and Fight Night Productions.

The 24 year old Thomas, guided by award winning trainer Dan Birmingham, brings a record of 14-1-0 with eight knockouts into the six round battle with Texas based Homero “El Oso” Fonseca, 8-2-2 (2KO’s . . . Click here for more



February 16th, 2010

UFC

Full card set for Bowles vs. Cruz

World Extreme Cagefighting® proudly confirms the remaining bouts of a fully-loaded card headed to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 6. On top of a world bantamweight title fight between Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz, as well as clashes featuring Miguel Angel Torres vs. Joseph Benavidez and Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vazquez, WEC General Manager Reed Harris announced eight explosive fights slated for Arnold Classic weekend. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Sonsona fit and ready

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best

Former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) worked out today in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico at the Gimnasio Wilfredo Gómez. Sonsona will battle Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) February 27 at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. For more details and photos click here…



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Arceo heading to Acapulco

Tijuana fighter Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (22-9-2, 15 KOs) is on his way to Acapulco, MX, to face off against hard hitting Urbano Antillon (26-1, 19 KOs) of Maywood, CA, this Saturday night in a ten round lightweight clash. Arceo is coming off a 3rd TKO of Octavio Molina last December while Antillon is bouncing back from his first defeat at the hands of Miguel Acosta last July. Antillon was stopped in the 9th round. The Antillon-Arceo face off will be the semi-main event of the Giovanni Segura vs. Walter Tello for the WBA light flyweight title bout. Omar Chavez, son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez, will also be making an appearance versus Rodrigo Juarez in a scheduled eight rounder.



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Guerrero vacates IBF 130lb belt

Two-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, the current IBF Junior Lightweight World Title holder, announced today that he is relinquishing his title in order to care for his wife Casey, who is currently battling leukemia. “It is with great regret that I am relinquishing the junior lightweight championship of the world that I, along with my team, worked so hard to capture,” said the 26-year old Guerrero. “I feel that it is in the best interest of the sport and the fans that I care so deeply for to give someone else a chance to fulfill their dream of becoming a World Champion. I am now focused on the love of my life, my wife Casey, as undoubtedly we face the greatest opponent of our life, cancer. Whatever the outcome, our faith in Jesus Christ will get us through. Thank you for the prayers and support. God bless.”



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Wife drops Evander complaint

Evander Holyfield’s wife has asked an Atlanta judge to drop the highly publicized protective order she obtained against the four time heavyweight champion last week according to TMZ. Candi Holyfield claims that her husband hit her in the face, the back of the head and her back after an argument, however it’s unclear whether police are actually conducting a criminal investigation in the alleged incident. According to court officials in Fayette County, GA, Mrs. Holyfield pulled the plug on the order yesterday and the couple plans to attend counseling sessions.



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Rojas-Espadas Saturday

World Boxing Council featherweight champion Elio “The Kid” Rojas will make his first title defense against WBC #3-ranked Guty Espadas on Saturday at Paliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Cancun Boxing and Don King Productions are promoting the event, which has been branded “The Kukulcan Battle at Yucatan, Mexico.” The same firms promoted the highly successful 2008 WBC heavyweight championship match between Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter and Oleg Maskaev in Cancun. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Public invited to watch Vazquez

This Friday at noon in Miami

WHAT: Open workout – media and public welcome to attend
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WHO: Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez, Jr.  (17-0-1, 14 KOs), WBO Latino Super Bantamweight Champion/WBO Rated No. 2, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2010 – 12 Noon

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WHERE: Miami Fight Gym 8850 NW 13 Terrace, Unit 107 Miami, FL

(more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Mijares injured

'Double Assault' PPV card lineup changes

An injury to Cristian Mijares has forced the former 2-time world champion off a February 27 card in Cancun, which has been cancelled and replaced by a world-class show in Guadalajara, Mexico, on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view extravaganza.

“After looking forward to coming back and restoring his rightful place among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world,” KO Entertainment president Ignacio “Nacho” Huizar explained, “Cristian Mijares was crushed with disappointment to learn a broken eardrum he suffered December 12 hasn’t healed properly and doctors wouldn’t clear him to fight Feb. 27.” . . . Click here for more



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Lonsdale inks Sechew Powell

Lonsdale, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of premier boxing equipment and sports fashion, today announced the signing of super welterweight boxer Sechew “Iron Horse” Powell to a multi-year endorsement deal. Under the agreement, Powell will be featured in Lonsdale’s multi-platform marketing campaign as 100 years of greatness meets American fight sports and will exclusively wear Lonsdale footwear, apparel and gloves (available at www.lonsdaleusa.com) for all professional fights and Lonsdale sponsored events. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Oquendo-King heats up

Hitz Boxing returns on Saturday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Headlining heavyweight contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (31-5, 20 KOs) against journeyman banger Demetrice King (15-17, 13 KOs) for the NABA/USBA belts. King has been talking a good game, saying “I can guarantee this much, it won’t go the full 12 rounds. I am knocking him all the way out, I am not coming to lose, I am coming to collect what’s mine.” Oquendo promised, “I will take care of King come Saturday night and then I am looking to mix it up with either one of the Klitschkos.”
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Other notables on the card are jr middleweight Henry Coyle (10-2, 9 KOs) against Marcus Luck (9-17-1, 3 KOs) and unbeaten welterweight Achour Esho (6-0, 5 KOs) versus Marteze Logan (26-41-2, 6 KOs). Both bouts are six-rounders. Former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas will be on hand to meet and greet fans in attendance. Tickets are $30-$160, available at Ticketmaster.



February 16th, 2010

UFC

Elvis, the king of rock and rumble

UFC 110 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 20!

Prior to his MMA (then called NHB) debut in his homeland of Australia in 1997, Elvis Sinosic was simply known as ‘The King’. Seven right hands later – enough to force his opponent Matt Rocca to quit, the commentator of the 8-man ‘Caged Combat 1’ tournament started saying that Elvis wasn’t not only the King, but that our majesty had more, as he was now ‘The King Of Rock and Rumble’  . . . Click here for more by Martins Denis, UFC



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Segura coming home

Giovani “The Aztec Warrior” Segura is coming home to defend his mini flyweight championship against Carlos Tello this Saturday, February 20 at the “Discoteca Albrije” in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico in the main event of the “Top Rank Live” boxing series that is televised by Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports en Español. Segura (22-1-1, 18 KO’s) of nearby Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, will be fighting in his home state for the first time in his professional career. “It has always been my dream to fight at home as a professional fighter but to do so as a world champion is even more special. I can’t wait to get up in the ring in front of them and give them as great a fight as I can,” said Segura. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Q&A: Yuri Arbachakov

By Alexey Sukachev

This month Russian boxing celebrates a memorable date. Twenty years ago a group of then-Soviet amateur stars and standouts, led by young coach Alexander Zimin, signed agreements with the worldwide known Kyoei Boxing Gym and relocated themselves to Japan in order to become one of the first Russian professionals in history. Six men were chosen to begin their search for stardom. Bigger and heavier Ramzan Sebiyev, Ruslan Taramov and Vyacheslav Yakovlev weren’t destined to become stars among Japanese boxing fans even though they certainly brought some attention to the power of Soviet boxing. Vyacheslav Yanovskiy did much better but at 33 he was too old to reach for considerable success and to fully adjust his style to the needs of pro boxing. He competed well but didn’t get his title chance and later came back to Russia. Those who really made a colossal impact on the world boxing scene were lightweight Orzubek Nazarov (originally from Kant, Kyrgyzstan) and flyweight Yuri Arbachakov. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Green will face Siaca next

Danny Green will make his highly anticipated return to the ring on Wednesday, April 14th when he takes on tricky Puerto Rican challenger Manny Siaca at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. ‘The Green Machine’ will put his IBO cruiserweight belt on the line against Siaca, a man who is no stranger to Australian sports fans having defeated Anthony Mundine, taking off him the WBA super middleweight title in 2004. Today’s announcement ends months of frustrating negotiations for Green following his sensational first round knockout of eight time world champion Roy Jones Jr in December. (more…)



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

McCall busted, fight off

Former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall was arrested over the weekend in Fort Lauderdale on three charges: possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of parole. He currently remains in custody in Fort Lauderdale. The 44-year-old “Atomic Bull” was slated to headline tonight’s card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in nearby Hollywood, Florida. As of now the card is still on, but McCall’s bout against Zuri Lawrence is scratched.



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Valuev deadline looms

Looks like a May 29 clash of giants between 6’7 WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and 7-foot former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev is a no-go as a deadline looms to reserve the fight venue. The Valuev camp, specifically Don King, is holding out for $4 million, while the Klitschko camp is standing firm at $2 million. Klitschko representative Shelly Finkel told BILD “[Valuev] can accept, otherwise we’ll box a different opponent.” Stay tuned.



February 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Cruz ready for Bobo

Featherweight prospect and USNBC champion Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (12-0, 9 KOs) is ready to make his second tittle defense against Leon Bobo (18-4-1, 2 KOs) on “Miguel Cotto and Héctor Soto’s Boxeo Boricua in Caguas” series next Saturday, February 27 at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. “I feel ready to fight, its been a great camp. I have done all the work in the gym and on the track. I am really motivated to have a big win over Bobo on Saturday,” Luis “El Artesano” Cruz said. Tickets are available at Ticketcenter (787)792-5000, www.tcpr.com. Prices $35.00, $25.00, $12.00.



February 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Report/Gallery: Kim vs. Harris

Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Lightweight Ji-Hoon Kim looked beaten after three rounds in his bout against Tyrone Harris on Friday night. Rather than cave in and become desperate, Kim weathered the early assault from Harris.

Unfortunately for Harris, he was not able to handle the eventual relentless pressure from the hard hitting Kim, who is quickly becoming a fan favorite, based on the reaction from the fans in attendance . . . Click here for more



February 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Results from Noginsk

Photo: Alexander Kolesnikov (akboxing.ru)

By Alexey Sukachev and Andrey Bazdrev

WBC #30 middleweight Anton Novikov (15-0, 6 KOs), 22, successfully defended his WBC Youth minor title for the second time dominating 25-year old Tanzanian Karama Nyilawila (11-7-1, 6 KOs) over ten pretty one-sided rounds this past Saturday at “Znamya” Palace of Sports in the Noginsk, Moscow Region. This contest headlined a major show, promoted by Ural Boxing Promotions (Evgueny Vainshtein) and dedicated to the memory of soviet amateur star Stanislav Sorokin (Tokyo 1964 bronze medalist), which also contained another title match-up and five non-title bouts with a number of local talent and accomplished boxers too. For more details and photos click here…



February 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Sonsona arrives in Puerto Rico

Joel Colon/PR Best

Former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) arrived in Puerto Rico early this morning for his upcoming vacant WBO junior featherweight title fight with Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs). The two will square off on February 27 at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. Also featured on the televised card will be unbeaten cruiserweight 6ft6 giant Carlos Negron of Puerto Rico (7-0, 5 KOs) vs. Roy Ashworth, Jonathan Oquendo (17-2,11 KOs) of Puerto Rico vs Mexican Álex Becerra for the WBO Latino junior featherweight title and the debut of twins McJoe and McWilliams Arroyo. (more…)



February 15th, 2010

UFC

Jardine focuses on himself

UFC 110 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 20!

Keith Jardine doesn’t have much to say about Ryan Bader. It’s not that he dislikes the former Arizona State wrestling standout or hasn’t seen how he’s progressed in a mixed martial arts career that has seen him put together a stellar 11-0 pro record. It’s just that as his UFC 110 bout against Bader approaches this weekend, ‘The Dean of Mean’ has other things on his mind.

Like himself . .  . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



February 15th, 2010

Boxing News

Abraham/Huck Camp Update

Team Sauerland

Team Sauerland

Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament point leader King Arthur Abraham and WBO cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck are enjoying Ulli Wegner´s demanding training camp in Palm Springs. It has been one week since they left cold Berlin to shape up for their upcoming fights. King Arthur will take on Andre Dirrell in Palm Springs on March 6 at the Agua Caliente Casino/Resort/Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in greater Palm Springs, live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast), while Captain Huck is slated to face Adam Richards in Berlin one week later. “We have accustomed to the different climate and the new time zone,” King Arthur said. “Mr. Wegner has scheduled some tough workouts, but it feels good to be in California.”

Said coach Ulli Wegner: “We still have a lot of work to do but I am very happy with training camp thus far. Arthur and Marco have tough fights coming up and this camp will be crucial to prepare them for their big tasks. If they continue to work out well, I have no doubts that we will have reason to celebrate on March 6 and also one week later in Berlin.”



February 15th, 2010




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