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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

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Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

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Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC atomweight champ Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7 KOs) and WBA light-minimumweight titlist Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4 KOs), ...

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Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF lightweight champ, WBC#13 Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6 KOs), 134.75, successfully retained his regional belt when ...

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ShoBox Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME

Sergiy Derevyanchenko 159 vs. Elvin Ayala 161
Ievgen Khytrov 159 vs. Nick Brinson 159
Regis Prograis 139 vs. Amos Cowart 139

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime

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August 6th, 2015


Boxing News

Matthysse-Postal kickoff press conference

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) held a Los Angeles press conference Thursday ahead of their upcoming fight on October 3 for the vacant WBC world super lightweight championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Lucas Matthysse: “I’m very delighted to be fighting for the world title against Viktor Postol and to share the card with Humberto Soto and Antonio Orozco. I’m very delighted that the time has come for me to fight for the world title. What can I say? I’ll see you on October 3. I am excited to be back in Carson. The fans can expect a great fight.”

Viktor Postol: “It’s going to be a great event. This is my third fight in the U.S. I’m glad it’s happening in Los Angeles at the Stub Hub Center. Los Angeles is a second home to me; it’s where my training camp is. I know that Lucas will have more fans there, but it makes me happy to know I will have support there, too on fight night.”

Humberto Soto: “As the saying goes, third time is a charm. I hope it’s true because my two others fights this year have fallen through. I will be ready and in the best of shape for October 3.

Antonio Orozco: “Come October 3, I will face a very experienced fighter who will demonstrate why he is a former world champion, and I will show the fans why I am still undefeated.”

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August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather, Berto kickoff press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

The kick-off press conference for Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto took place today at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. The bout takes place September 12 on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather: I chose Berto because he’s very exciting. I’ve been getting backlash. He’s been getting backlash. No one is forced to buy the fight. I appreciate it, but no one is forced to buy the fight. Andre Berto is going to push Floyd Mayweather to the limit…the difference between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao is that you guys put all the hype in Manny Pacquiao. That’s what the media did. My job was to go out there and be Floyd Mayweather and be a chessplayer. And that’s what I did. I found a way to win. But this fight is a very intriguing matchup.

Andre Berto: My time is now! No day is better than the present.

Rocky Martinez: “Everyone knows the last fight was a war and this one will be the same thing!”
Orlando Salido: “This fight will be a war.”

Badou Jack: “I’m ready to fight right now.”
George Groves: “We’ve studied his tapes. As of yet we can’t find anything that will cause me a problem.”

Ishe Smith: “Floyd always tells me to “Go out there and feed your family and fight your hardest. I’m ready.”
Vanes Martirosyan: “I’m not going to let the judges screw me over this time. I’m going for a knockout”

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August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Pungluang, Akaho make weight

By Boxing Bob Newman

Below are the weights for the vacant WBO bantamweight title clash to be contested tomorrow in Rajburi, Thailand. This is for the title stripped from Tomoki Kameda after he engaged in a “unification” match with “regular” WBA champ Jamie McDonnell on May 9, 2015 in Texas. Pungluang is a former WBO champ at this weight.

Pungluang Sor Singyu 118 vs. Ryo Akaho 118
(vacant WBO bantamweight title)

Chonlatarn Piriyaporn 130 vs. Boido Simanjuntak 130
Teva Tor Surat 130 vs. Saksiam Or Sompot 130
Saentanong Tor Silachai 108 vs. Teeradet Sor Paithong 108
Petchvari Mor Krungthepthon 112 vs. Nongnum Por Saengnapa 112
Kwanpichit One Songchai Gym 115 vs. Taminkal Sor Tharntip 115

Promoter; Paryakorn Ratanasuban (One Songchai Promotions)
TV: Channel 7 Thailand
Time: 2 p.m. local time



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Update

Here’s the latest on the proposed November 21 clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez from Michael Yormark – President & Chief of Branding and Strategy Roc Nation.

“Contrary to other reports, Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions along with Gaby Penagaricano are all on the same page regarding negotiations for Miguel’s next match up and have been working together to get the right deal. We are being diligent and ensuring that the contract being drawn up reflects the best possible position for Miguel and our team. And for that reason, we are not in a rush to make a premature announcement before that is achieved.”



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Cinderella Man Farmer

Photo: DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Photo: DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller


Opening up Saturday’s HBO Latino telecast from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Chino, California, Philadelphia super featherweight Tevin Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KOs) will be facing new opponent Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs) in a 10-round fight. Farmer was originally slated to fight Juan Rodriguez (25-5, 22 KOs). Farmer is somewhat of a real-life Rocky story. Three years ago, his record stood at 7-4-1 and he was considered nothing more than a tough Philly fighter who was a good opponent to match against up-and-coming prospects. Then something unexpected happened. Farmer rolled off twelve straight wins and is now on the verge of becoming world-rated with a win over former world title challenger Prescott.

“I am ready,” said Farmer. “This is a huge opportunity for me to show the world that I am truly one of the best 130lb. fighters in all of boxing. This is a very tough and very dangerous fight. At this point in my career though, those are the fights that I want and I need to take me to the next level. (more…)



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bundrage-Charlo bumped from Corpus Christi card

The official announcement came today for the Sunday afternoon, September 6 at the American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas, with no mention of the originally scheduled main event between IBF jr middleweight world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) and top contender Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs).

The CBS-televised Corpus Christi, Texas will now be headlined by former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) against Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) with a rematch between WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs) in the co-feature.

As for Bundrage-Charlo? It could soon be announced as the third undercard world title fight on the September 12 Mayweather-Berto undercard.



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Witherspoon returns on August 15 in Atlantic City

On Saturday night, August 15, Silverspoon Promotions in conjunction with the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will present a card at The Playground in Atlantic City. In the 10-round main event, be heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (33-3, 25 KOs) will take on Nicholas Guivas (11-2-2, 9 KOs). In his last bout, Witherspoon scored a 5th round stoppage over Galen Brown on April 18 in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Guivas of Topeka, Kansas, has stopped his last four foes with three coming in the first round.



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Locals look to bounce back Friday in Atlantic City

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Long before the trio of featured bouts that top the nationally televised ShoBox broadcast gets underway at Bally’s Atlantic City on Friday night, three Philly-area locals will step into the ring for important comeback fights that will set the stage for the next chapter of their respective careers. Joey Dawejko, Thomas LaManna, and Anthony Burgin all lost their most recent fights, and look to Friday night as their first step toward a common goal of climbing to the top of a very tough profession.

Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 14-4-2, 7 KOs, was last seen in a nationally televised (ESPN2) 10-rounder with contender Amir Mansour in May. Joey started fast in that one, but dried up as the fight entered the second half, allowing Mansour to come away with the decision.

It wasn’t Dawejko’s first setback, but it was the first time he lost since turning over a new 6-bout leaf. That streak put him on the crest of big things in the heavyweight division, and won him the Briscoe Medal as the Breakout Fighter of 2014. Dawejko’s positive roll, which included four consecutive first-round knockouts, stalled against Mansour, but sparked the fighter to move forward more determined than ever. (more…)



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Tameda stops unbeaten Filipino Bernaldez

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Hard-punching feather prospect but still unranked by the JBC, Tsuyoshi Tameda (12-1-2, 10 KOs), 126, impressively chalked up a TKO victory over previously unbeaten Filipino Mark Bernaldez (15-1, 10 KOs), 125.25, at 2:21 of the seventh session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Bernaldez, hailing from ALA gym in Cebu of the Philippines, displayed an eye-catching opening attack with looping left hooks and chopping rights to the still nervous and cautious Japanese. Tameda, however, started fireworks with busier combinations than the free-swinging Filipino, steadily piling up points as the contest progressed. The fifth saw Bernaldez almost stunned with a vicious right uppercut in the closing seconds with the shaky Filipino having a narrow escape. Despite Bernaldez’s furious retaliation in round six Tameda accelerated his determined attack in the next round to drop the fading Filipino with a flurry of punches, and sent him to the canvas again with a left hook to the side of the belly, when the referee Asao didn’t hesitate to call a halt to save the loser from further punishment. We wonder why Tameda, with such a fine record and power punching, hasn’t been ranked by the JBC. Some ringsider ironically says, “It is more difficult for young talented Japanese boys to be ranked in Japan than in the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation).” It’s because higher ranked compatriots are usually reluctant to face up-and-coming prospects in order to retain their JBC ratings.

Promoter: Yonekura Promotions.



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC titles festival in Miami

Next week, on August 15, not less than five WBC titles will be contested in Miami, Florida. In this case it’s difficult to talk about a main event, but the most promising bout of the evening looks to be the one for the vacant WBC International Silver super bantamweight title between 22-year-old Cuban-born Hairon Socarras and Hanzel Martinez from Mexico. Socarras is unbeaten with a record of 14-0-1, 10 KOs while the hard-hitting Martinez is 22-2 with 17 KOs.

Another very interesting bout will see Avni Yildirim with only five fights facing vastly experienced Glen Johnson for the vacant WBC International Silver light heavyweight title. Johnson has about 15 times more bouts with a total record of 54-20-2, 37 KOs. (more…)



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Championship News Update

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By Karl Freitag

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman updated Fightnews.com on what’s happening with some of the current WBC champions, including Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Deontay Wilder, Adonis Stevenson, Gary Russell and many more.

On WBC welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather:
(Mayweather hold both the WBC 154lb and 147lb titles)

I’m waiting to meet Floyd Mayweather leading up to this fight of September 12, to give him the time to understand what he’s going to do with his career. This is a long story. He won the 154 when he beat Canelo Alvarez. He was going to meet my father to speak with him, but my father fell ill and never met Floyd again. So then the WBC’s priority was to do everything to make sure there were no obstacles to do Mayweather-Pacquiao. So for one year there was no mandatory for either division, to leave open the situation of Pacquiao. It was successful, the fight took place, so now we’re going to meet with Floyd Mayweather eye-to-eye to find out exactly what he’s going to do. Maybe this is his last fight, so we can proceed that way. Whatever results from the meeting with him next week, we can address the situation about both the super welter and the welterweight division. (more…)



August 6th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville Fantasy Preview

Following an incredible string of fight cards, the UFC will wrap up a non-stop five-week tour de force with one more show this weekend as Nashville hosts a top 10 main event, with former title challenger Glover Teixeira facing Tennessee’s own Ovince Saint Preux . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Recalling an Atlantic City boxer gone too soon

Why Floyd Mayweather is afraid of Amir Khan, according to Khan

Vegas coverage on Floyd Mayweather’s “hand-picked” opponent

The Guardian on Paulie Malignaggi



August 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Stevenson-Karpency official; Razor Ruddock in co-feature

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM), in association with Global Legacy Boxing (GLB) and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) officially announced the September 11 title defense of WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (26-1-0, 21 KOs) against WBC #9 contender Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The event is part of the prestigious Premier Boxing Champions series, airing live on Spike TV in the United States, on Indigo and Bell TV in Canada. In the co-feature, current Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon “Big Country” Carman (8-2, 7 KOs) will face 51-year-old Donovan “Razor” Ruddock (40-5-1, 30 KOs).

Adonis Stevenson: “I’m excited to announce my next fight on September 11 in Toronto against Tommy Karpency. I’m ready to put the hurt on. I work hard and stay focused.”

Tommy Karpency: “I beat the same guy Stevenson beat to become world champion. I beat him [Dawson] just over a year after Stevenson beat him. After that win, I said that the sky was the limit and that I wanted the best in the world. The win [over Dawson] proved that I belong amongst the elite at light heavyweight. Now it is my job to win this fight.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Weights

Abraham Lopez 125 vs. Jorge Diaz 125.6
Roy Tapia 122.8 vs. Juan Luis Hernandez 122.4
Jonathan Navarro 139.8 vs. Andrew Gomez 139
Hector Tanajara 134 vs. Thomas De Leon 137.6
Francisco Ochoa 131 vs. Marquis Pierce 127
Pablo Rubio 121.5 vs. Martin Regalado 119.8
Joshua Franco 116.4 vs. Temoatzin Landeros 117.2

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Deportes



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

459,000 see boxing on Bounce TV

The Premier Boxing Champions’ Sunday night show on Bounce TV pulled in an average rating of 459,000 viewers for the duration of the telecast. Warriors Boxing promoted the debut of PBC on Bounce TV, which featured three televised fights at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. “Not only was the event a total sellout with hundreds of fans turned away at the door, the TV production was terrific, the venue was beautiful, the crowd was sensational and the fights were some of the best this year,” said promoter Leon Margules. “Numbers like these immediately establish Bounce TV as a new force in the boxing industry.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte penciled in for Dec 12

By James Slater

An interesting and significant heavyweight clash between unbeaten British stars in the making, Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, will go ahead on December 12th at The O2 in London – providing both men win their upcoming bouts on the same September 12th card which will also take place at The O2. 2012 Olympic gold winner Joshua, 13-0(13) will face unbeaten Gary Cornish for the vacant Commonwealth title, while Whyte, 15-0(12) will face a TBA on next month’s card.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has Tweeted how Joshua and White – two rivals who have a history as amateurs, with Whyte scoring two knockdowns over Joshua before winning their 2009 fight on points – will meet again in December if they both come through (and unbeaten Cornish, with a 21-0 record and having asked specifically to land a fight with “A.J,” may prove to be a fighter who should not be overlooked) next month: (more…)



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bundrage-Charlo collide Sept 6 in Corpus Christi

IBF jr middleweight world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) will defend his title against top contender Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) on Sunday afternoon, September 6 at the American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. Bundrage and Charlo were originally slated to meet July 18, but the bout was postponed when Bundrage required stitches for a deep cut over his left eye suffered in training.

Bundrage-Charlo will headline a card that also features a rematch between WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs), plus former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) against Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs).

The card will be a PBC event televised on CBS.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Alex Saucedo will fight at home this Saturday

Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo, one of Top Rank’s top prospects, will realize one of his dreams this Saturday night when he returns home to headline a professional card in his hometown of Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico. Saucedo (18-0, 13 KOs) was born in Mexico, but moved with his family to Oklahoma City when he was six years old and was a top amateur on his way to the Olympics before turning pro three years ago at the age of 17, he is now 20 years old.

“I have a lot of my family still living in Meoqui and ever since I turned pro, I have wanted to fight there in front them and this Saturday I will have that opportunity,” said Saucedo.

Saucedo will take on Edgar “El Nene” Ortega in a 10-round super welterweight bout that will take place in the “Gimnasio Carlos Stege” of Meoqui, a 45-minute drive from the capital of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico’s largest state. (more…)



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO denies Zepeda’s petition for Flanagan rematch

The World Boxing Organization today ruled today that WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan will not have to fight Jose Zepeda in an immediate or “return” rematch. Flanagan won the vacant title last month at the Manchester Velodrome when Zepeda suffered a dislocated shoulder and remained on his stool at the end of the second round. The referee Marcus McDonnell waved the fight off after speaking to Zepeda’s corner team and the ringside doctor that Zepeda could not continue and Flanagan was declared the winner by TKO in round two. Subsequently Zepeda’s promoter filed a petition to the WBO for a mandatory rematch, but the WBO Championship Committee today denied that petition. It was also announced today that Flanagan will make the first defense of his title on Saturday 10th October at the Manchester Arena with his challenger to be confirmed.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Khan Statement on Mayweather-Berto Announcement

Following the official announcement of Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto and to deal with a number of interview requests for comment which have come through Amir Khan has released the following statement:

Amir Khan: “I’m disappointed not to have got the fight for what is the third time after having been one of the frontrunners. However, there are many big fights out there for me and I’m going to continue working hard to establish myself at the top of the welterweight division. Floyd Mayweather has fought the biggest names throughout his career and has earned the right to face whoever he chooses. I wish my stablemate Andre Berto and trainer Virgil Hunter the very best of luck in the fight. I have seen how hard Andre trains and works and know that he is ready to give Floyd a very tough night.”



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Selby Signs Deal with Al Haymon

IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby has signed a deal to work with boxing advisor Al Haymon. Haymon will work as an advisor to Selby, who will continue to be managed by Chris Sanigar. Speaking on the agreement, Selby said, “I’m delighted to have signed with Al Haymon and I’m looking forward to boxing in some massive fights ahead. I’m also pleased to continue with Chris Sanigar, who’s been with me since the start of my pro career. It’s exciting times ahead and I can’t wait for my first world title defense.”

Selby’s manager Chris Sanigar added “Lee has been based out in the USA for his last five training camps and it was always our ambition longer term for Lee to box in the USA as well as at home in the UK.”

There will be news of Lee Selby’s first defense of his world title coming soon.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Morales eyes “Payasito” upset on Telemundo Friday

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Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico will look to upset former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The twelve-round bout for the vacant Mexican jr. featherweight title will be the Boxeo Telemundo Ford season finale. Morales’ record is a bit deceptive as he has faced some solid competition including current world champion Carlos Cuadras. He has also had the experience of sparring and training with former world champions Tomas Rojas and Cruz Carbajal who are both from his native Vera Cruz. Morales feels that these experiences will play a major role in his upset bid of Hernandez. (more…)



August 5th, 2015

UFC

Chris Camozzi Is Waiting On His Man Strength

Chris Camozzi has heard that when a man reaches the age of 30, he obtains super powers that he can apply to his life and his career.

“I’m not quite 30 yet, but when I am, I’m hoping I get some man strength,” the 28-year-old middleweight quipped . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Ellerbe: Both guys will be looking for a KO

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has commented via Twitter on the response to the Mayweather-Berto announcement:

Leonard Ellerbe: Some media are going to complain no matter who he fights, always an excuse. He just beat whom they picked as “fighter of decade.” Can’t please everyone it’s impossible, but one thing for sure, it’s going to be a very exciting fight right along with the great undercard! Great fighters make things look easy, that’s what makes them great. Nothing easy about Canelo, Cotto, Pacquiao just to name a few. One punch changes the whole dynamics of everything. Neither guy will take a step back in this fight. Both guys will be looking for a KO!! Most of those who complain are the same ones who also said Cotto was washed up before Floyd fought him.



August 5th, 2015

UFC

Saenz Loves Beating The Odds

Being a 7-1 underdog is no joke, except when you win.

Sitting on the other side of the planet in his opponent’s home country of Brazil, UFC bantamweight Frankie Saenz literally laughed out loud when he found out he was a 7-1 underdog against Iuri Alcantara in February. A few hours later, Saenz would prove the critics wrong by earning a unanimous decision against the then-top 10 ranked Alcantara . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Frank Warren Statement on Ricky Burns and Paul Smith

As a consequence of a high court judgement in the Frank Warren v. Ricky Burns litigation, Frank Warren’s solicitors lodged a claim with Burns’ Trustee in Bankruptcy in the sum of £447,000 plus interest. Lawyers acting for the Trustee in the bankruptcy of the estate of Mr. Burns have now confirmed that they have withdrawn the appeal lodged by Mr. Burns against the Judgment and Mr Warren is now pursuing the recovery of sums due to him . In the Judgment, the court found in Mr. Warren’s favour that he was owed management commission arising out of Mr. Burns’ contests and was criticised for the manner in which he sought to walk away from his promotional agreement with Frank Warren Promotions.

In a separate ruling, Paul Smith has today been ordered to pay 100% (£48,000) of Mr. Warren’s costs for including him as a party in a misguided court application. Smith had sought to remove the British Boxing Board Of Control’s jurisdiction over a contractual dispute between himself and Mr. Warren. The dispute is now proceeding under the Board’s rules and regulations.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Harada finishes Nakano in grudge fight

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Japan-based Filipino banger, JBC#8/OPBF#12 lightweight Mondo Harada (AKA Ricky Sismundo; 29-8-2, 13 KOs), 134.5, scored a fine come-from-behind victory in a grudge fight when he survived a third-round visit to the canvas and dropped Japanese lefty Kazuya Nakano (8-5-1, 7 KOs), 134.5, twice and halted him at 2:10 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. They fought to a technical draw in the first round due to an accidental headbutt this May, and the rematch had been greatly anticipated by our fight fans. The game Japanese, in the third, landed a vicious southpaw left to the button of Sismundo, flooring him on the seat of trunks. His punishment was such that we thought it would be a night for Nakano, but the tide turned against him in the next session. Sismundo exploded a three-punch combination to the face and badly decked the Japanese southpaw, and floored him again with a wicked left hook. As Sismundo furiously followed it up, the referee Fukuchi promptly intervened to raise the Filipino’s arm. (In this case, the ref’s halt is regarded as the third knockdown in the same round, which has the JBC’s result registered as knockout, not TKO.)

Promoter: Hideki Todaka Promotions.



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Oscar De La Hoya criticizes stereotypes in “Southpaw” movie

Scotland giving female boxers a fighting chance

Amir Khan pledges to train Pakistan boxers himself

Big month for Aussie boxers



August 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach to train Tommy Morrison’s son

Heavyweight Trey Lippe-Morrison (8-0, 8 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, is now training under Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. “Freddie and I connected well during our first session,” said Lippe-Morrison, who was previously trained by fellow legend Jesse Reid before logistics amicably ended their relationship. “It means the world that Freddie wants to work with me because I’m only 8-0. The majority of his fighters are at the championship level and I’m not there yet. I expect to get great sparring at the Wild Card Gym and receive constant feedback from the training staff.”

“I’m really looking forward to working Trey’s corner for the first time later this month,” said Roach. “He has tremendous power in both hands. We’re going to knock a lot of people out!” Lippe-Morrison’s first match under the tutelage of Roach comes against Corey Phelps (16-8-1, 8 KOs) on August 29 at Memorial Hall in Joplin, MO. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

PPV Price for Mayweather-Berto? $64.95/$74.95HD

Following the record $89.95/$99.95HD pay-per-view price for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao megafight in May, Showtime is rolling back the price for Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto. Fight fans can see what is being advertised as Floyd’s final fight for $64.95/$74.95HD. The pricing matches the price for Floyd’s fights against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. Mayweather-Guerrero was $59.95/$69.95HD.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd a massive betting favorite

There are a number of early lines posted on the just announced September 12 PPV clash between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Andre Berto.

As expected, Floyd is a prohibitive favorite. The Greek makes Floyd a -4000 (40:1) favorite, bet365.com has Floyd at -8000 (80:1), SkyBet has Floyd favored -6600 (66:1), several others list Floyd at -10000 (100:1). According to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp, the hosting MGM Resorts Sportsbook has Mayweather opening as a -5000 (50:1) favorite.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Former champ Segura to face Palacios in Arizona

By David Finger

Former WBO and WBA light flyweight champion Giovani Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs) has just been added to the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing promoted fight card on August 15th in Fort McDowell, Arizona. Segura will be taking on another former world champion in Juan Palacios (29-5-2, 22 KOs) in a fight that promises fireworks. Although Palacios is winless in his last four fights (going 0-2-2) he is still regarded as a competent contender with the punching power to derail Segura’s comeback. Segura is best remembered for his stunning upset over Ivan Calderon to win the WBO and WBA world titles and is widely regarded as one of the hardest punching smaller men in the sport. However, the 34-year old Nicaraguan is still considered a viable and dangerous opponent with the tools to upset Segura. Palacios is best remembered for winning the WBC interim minimumweight title in 2008 against Omar Soto. He also won the WBA interim minimumweight title in 2011. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Malignaggi delivers largest boxing audience on ESPN since 1998

The second edition of ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) series—featuring Danny García vs. Paulie Malignaggi and Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora—on Saturday, Aug. 1, delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since 1998 (5/22/98 Bronco McKart vs Ronald Weaver). An average audience of 1,073,000 viewers (P2+) watched the event – up 34 percent and 55 percent among P25-54 from the July 11 PBC on ESPN event. The telecast also peaked during the main event with nearly 1.5 million viewers according to Nielsen.



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