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Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

By Sam Geraci Photos: Bob Ryder Unbeaten jr lightweight Ronny Rios (23-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over ...

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Leonso Nunez The much anticipated test of Tijuana female flyweight Brenda Flores (7-2, 2KOs) went down last Friday ...

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Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

Ringside by Chris Cozzone Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com You could make a case that the third man in the ring, ...

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Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

Report by Chris Cozzone Photos by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com You can’t go to a Manny Pacquiao post-fight press conference and not ask what ...

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Pacquiao avenges loss to Bradley, regains welterweight championship

Pacquiao avenges loss to Bradley, regains welterweight championship

By Chris Cozzone and Butch Gottlieb at ringside Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer In a rematch of their controversial June 2012 fight, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 ...

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Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

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Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

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Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line

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Pacquiao avenges loss to Bradley, regains welterweight championship

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Boxing Result

Wilder obliterates Liakhovich in one round, moves his record to 29-0 with 29 KOs

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs) extended his unbeaten and knockout streaks when he annihilated former world heavyweight champion Sergei “White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-6, 16 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. A single right hand left Liakhovich writhing on the canvas. Time was 1:43.

In a good action clash between undefeated junior lightweights, Francisco “El Bandito” Vargas (17-0-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over southpaw Brandon “The Untouchable” Bennett (16-1, 7 KOs). Despite a bad cut over his left eye, Vargas brought the fight to Bennett and was a deserving winner by scores of 99-91, 99-90, 98-92. Bennett was accompanied to the ring by Adrian Broner who was rapping into a mic the whole way.

Unbeaten junior middleweight Jermall “The Hitman” Charlo (15-0, 11 KOs) dominated Antwone Smith (23-5-1, 12 KOs) before knocking him down with a right hand to the head. Smith was wobbly when he got up and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:23 of the second round. Smith seemed drained after failing to make weight and coming in at 159. He was fined 20 percent of his purse for coming in heavy.

2008 U.S Olympian jr lightweight Gary Russell Jr. (22-0, 13 KOs) of Capital Heights, Maryland dominanted Juan Ruiz (23-12, 7KOs) as he won a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout unanimously 100-90, Gary Russell Jr. remains undefeated as he improves his record to 23-0, 13 KOs. (more…)



August 9th, 2013



Boxing News

Nugaev KOs Hernandez; Pedraza tops Tolmajyan

Lightweight Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (25-6, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over Jose “El Loco” Hernandez (14-5-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, California. Nugaev was too strong for Hernandez, finally battering him to a knee in round five for the count. Time was 1:38.

Undefeated jr. lightweight Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza moved to 14-0 with 9 KOs after a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (13-3-1, 3 KOs). Pedraza, a highly touted 2008 Olympian for Puerto Rico, compiled a 97-93 win on all cards to claim the USBA title. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Washington, DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Top Flight Promotions card on Saturday, September 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:

Brandon Quarles 155 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 153
Alexander Johnson 173 vs. Simon Ruvalcaba 185
Greg Newby 170 vs. James Jones 173
Jarrett Hurd 155 vs. Issa Coulibaly 159
Joshua Parker 136 vs. Luis Rodriguez 135
Antonio Magruder 139 vs. Anthony Dave 135
Demond Nicholson 159 vs. Teron Walker 169



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao makes a surprise visit to the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California to wish good luck to three-time world champion Miguel Cotto. Cotto is finishing up the first week of training with his new trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming 12-round super welterweight battle against current top-five contender Delvin Rodriguez. Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, Cotto vs. Rodriguez will take place Saturday, October 5 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Pacquiao will take on former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. Pacquiao vs Rios will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View. more photos from the Wildcard Gym



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty

Azea Augustama 176 vs. Rayco Saunders 175.6
Jessy Cruz 118.25 vs. Lamar Charlton 119
Ahmed Elbiali 169 vs. Jerrod Caldwell 169.25
Jose Rivera 130 vs. Adrian Perez 132
Chaen Chess 217 vs. Carlos Reyes 206

Venue: Casino Miami Jai Alai
Promoter: Tiburon Promotions



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Anselmo Moreno 117 vs. William Urina 116
(WBA bantamweight “super” world title)

Nehomar Cermeño 122 vs. Oscar Escandon 121
(vacant interim WBA super bantamweight world title)

Ogleydis Suárez 126 vs. Liliana Palmera 123.75
(WBA female featherweight world title)

Roberto Vásquez 123 vs. Walberto Ramos 117.25
Azael Cosió 147 vs. Devis Cáceres 146

Venue: Megapolis – Hard Rock Café Hotel
Promoter: sampson Boxing LLC and Best Box
TV: TV Max and TyC Sports



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Photo: Bryanna Carzo

Photo: Bryanna Carzo


Gamalier Rodriguez 125 vs. Jorge Pazos 125.3
(NABO featherweight title)
Ronald Cruz 145.2 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 147.8
Felix Verdejo 134.7 vs. Guillermo Delgadillo 133.2
Jesse Hart 171.6 vs. Steve Tyner 177.1
Toka Khan Clary 131.6 vs Jose Valderrama 132.2
Ariel Duran 139.9 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 140.7
William Miranda 242.2 vs. David Williams 223
Yurii Polischuk 145.6 vs. Arturo Trujillo 146.1

Venue: Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: Top Rank/Peltz Boxing
TV: UniMas



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Rubio: We hope that the WBC appoints another challenger, because it’s no secret that Chavez Jr. can no longer make middleweight

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

After having won his WBC middleweight eliminator against Dionisio Miranda, WBC #1 rated Marco Antonio ‘Veneno’ Rubio is now waiting to know who he’ll fight for the WBC interim championship. A second WBC middleweight eliminator is being fought between former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Brian Vera, but in the super middleweight division, with the winner then to face Rubio at middleweight.

“I leave everything in the hands of my promoters,” said Rubio. They have always managed my career looking after my interests. We hope that the WBC appoints another challenger, because it’s no secret that Chavez Jr. can no longer make middleweight and there are many fighters with the sufficient merits to compete for the title.”

A date for the title fight between Rubio and the Chavez-Vera winner has been set for the third week of November and Rubio expects that deadline to be respected. He has already started his preparations.



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Mayweather-Canelo PPV undercard bouts named

The opening two pay-per-view bouts of the September 14 mega-card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas have been announced. In a 12-round battle for the IBF junior middleweight title, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) defends his crown for the first time against Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs). The opening bout on the PPV will be a 10-round welterweight clash between Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (26-3-1, 20 KOs) and England’s Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (33-5-1, 10 KOs). Of course, the two main bouts are the already announced blockbuster Mayweather-Alvarez and Garcia-Matthysse showdowns.



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Dante Jardon 128.9 vs. Gamaliel Diaz 130
(WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title)

Mauricio Pintor 146.6 vs. Emilio Perea 146.6
(WBC International silver welterweight title)

Jessica Nery Plata 108 vs. Jasseth Noriega 108
(WBC female youth light flyweight title)

Venue: Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
More photos…



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Antonio DeMarco 142 vs. Fidel Monterrosa 142
Daniel Rosas 125.7 vs. Roberto Castaneda 124.1
Raul Hirales 123.5 vs. Carlos Medellin 123.5
Francisco Perez 113.8 vs. Mario Lara 114.6
Oscar Negrete 118.2 vs. Juan Domenech 119
Roberto Ramirez 134.5 vs. Benjamin Perez 131
Juan Ruiz 147.7 vs. Jose Luis Vazquez 145.5

Venue: Foro Tecate
TV: TV Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer
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August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Klitschko-Povetkin Update

klitschko-povetkinposter300By Przemek Garczarczyk

Promoter Andrey Ryabinsky, CEO of “MIC” Group of Companies, will host the kickoff press conference for the October 5 heavyweight world title clash between WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KO) and WBA regular champion, 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KO). The bout is being billed as “The Fight of the Decade.”

“It’s clear to everyone, that the Wladimir Klitschko-Alexander Povetkin fight is an event of global importance. Definitely, the fight of the decade. The battle between these two former Olympic champions has been discussed now for quite some time and is one that is highly anticipated by boxing fans around the world; that is why, it was so essential for us to promote this fight. Russia has not yet hosted a mega fight like this,” said Ryabinsky.



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Liakhovich: Wilder is very predictable, I don’t see a lot of things special about him

“It’s hard to say what Wilder will bring,” says Sergei “White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KOs), who fights unbeaten Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) tonight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. “He’s got a very strong right hand, but he’s very predictable. I don’t see a lot of things special about him. I just know I’ll be ready for every second of every minute…I’m going to take him into deep waters. We’ll see if he can take as much as he can give.”



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez launches promotional company

Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez has announced the formation of a new promotional company called “Julio Cesar Chavez Factory.” The company will focus on developing young fighters, including amateurs, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, which includes Los Mochis and Culiacan, both hotbeds of boxing talent. His first event is August 18 in Culiacan.



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Tony Thompson: I’m coming over there to knock that guy out

By Ognian Georgiev “Bulgaria Today” daily newspaper

Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (38-3, 26 KOs) is more then ready to rumble. Twice a world heavyweight title challenger, the veteran will try once again to grab the most prestigious trophy in professional boxing. But he must earn the right to step in for the third time against Wladimir Klitschko. He’s got a very hungry opponent – European heavyweight champion and IBF #1 rated Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (17-0, 9 KOs). They will meet in Schwerin (Germany) on August 24 in a final IBF eliminator. The winner will receive a chance to fight with the younger of Klitschko brothers.

The fight was rumored to happen throughout July after IBF #3 Brayant Jennings refused to step in against Pulev. The Bulgarian’s team and Thompson, who is managed by himself, kept in secret about the negotiations until the very last minute before the fight was officially on. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

World title tripleheader in Panama Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Boxing returns to the Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama, Saturday with three world-championship bouts. In the main event, WBA bantamweight “super champion” Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) makes the eleventh defense of his 118lb belt against southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round battle. Also, Oscar Escandon (22-0, 15 KOs) fights for the WBA interim super bantamweight title against former world champion Nehomar Cermeno (21-5-1, 13 KOs), and WBA female featherweight champion Ogleidis Suarez (18-2-1, 8 KOs) makes the first defense of her title in a rematch against Liliana “La Tigresa” Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KOs). The event is promoted by Sampson Boxing and Best Boxing.



August 9th, 2013

UFC

Chael Says: Quotables From MMA’s Most Interesting Man

There’s not much to be said here in the way of introduction that will top what is to follow, so we won’t attempt to. Here are some of the best comments from the UFC’s number one quote machine, Chael P. Sonnen, before his UFC on FOX Sports 1 battle with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on August 17 in Boston . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen is LIVE on FOX Saturday, August 17 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT. Click here for more



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Wilder: I don’t think they could have picked a better opponent for me

Photo: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Unbeaten, hard-hitting Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) will try to extend his winning and knockout streaks when he meets former world heavyweight champion Sergei “White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KO’s) tonight at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

“I think this is going to be a great fight,” said Wilder at Thursday’s weigh-in. “I don’t think they could have picked a better opponent for me. Liakhovich is a very tough guy. I know he is coming to fight. I don’t expect this to be easy. He’s going to put in all on the line, and that’s what I want. I want to see where I’m at. I always feel I have something to learn. At the same time, I’m looking forward to putting on a great show. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA Directors Meeting kicks off in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA Directory meeting kicked off Thursday in Panama City. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza presided over more than 20 WBA executives. The two-day meeting will review rules and special cases in addition to the reports of the various committees. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Mighty Mo headlines Paulie Ayala card on August 23rd

By Jeff Zimmerman

Knockout artist and rising Dallas star light welterweight Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (10-0-1, 8KO) will headline Paulie Ayala Productions next show, “Boxing at the Ballroom” on Friday, August 23rd at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Exciting super middleweight Samuel “The Main Even” Clarkson (7-2, 5KO) will fight in the co-main event. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Camacho defeats Murtagh by unanimous decision

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

169lb Hector Camacho, Jr. escaped with an eight round unanimous decision Thursday night over 157lb Lee Murtagh in Rochester, NY. The first two rounds consisted of posing, fainting and holding by both fighters. Things opened up in the third as Camacho began to score with the right hand behind his jab. Camacho began the forth landing lead right hooks that opened a cut under Murtagh’s left eye. At this point the Irishman tried to rough house Camacho into a brawl but found himself getting deducted a point for low blows. Murtagh clowned and rough housed his way to another point deduction in the fifth round for intentional head butting Camacho who was content on jabbing and boxing. Murtagh was deducted a third point in the sixth as he repeatedly hit Camacho on the back of the head during clinches. Junior had enough of the tactics in the seventh round and landed a punch on the break and he had a point deducted. The eighth round was Camacho’s best has he landed straight lefts and right hooks.

As for the foul fest of a match Camacho was diplomatic, “You have an Irishman and a Puerto Rican so what do you expect, two hot blooded athletes in there.” Camacho came into the fight in not his best shape and blamed Ramadan (he is Muslim) for him to keeping the weight on even though he was working hard in the gym. With the win Hector, Jr. improves to 57-5-1, 31 KOs while Murtagh returns to Ireland at 33-15-1, 1 KO after scores of 77-71, 77-71 and 76-73. The bout was cut from ten to eight rounds. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Video on Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields from MLive.com: More

Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan says he’s ready for yet another undefeated fighter, tomorrow night at the Morongo in Cabazon, Calif. More

Variety‘s take on “The Good Son: The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini”: More
And The New York Times on Mancini’s doc: More

Speaking of boxing films, Ang Lee, who directed “Life of Pi,” is working on a 3-D boxing flick: More



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Late result: Wilson remains unbeaten

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

Cruiserweight Mike Wilson improved to 10-0, 4 KOs) with a six round unanimous decision over Mike Alderete (7-7-2, 3 KOs) at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon last Saturday night. While the fight was competitive, Wilson controlled all the rounds with his speed and combination punching. The Medford native has taken advantage of his amateur pedigree to get off to a great start in his pro career. (more…)



August 9th, 2013

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Pazos Final Press Conference

The final press conference for Saturday’s fight card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem took place Thursday. The only televised boxing event scheduled for this Saturday will feature Gamalier Rodriguez (21-2-3, 15 KOs) defending his NABO featherweight belt against Jorge Pazos (19-5-1, 13 KOs) in the scheduled 10-round main event. Also on the card, welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-2, 12 KOs) tries to get back on the winning track against Rodolfo Armenta (12-10-1, 9 KOs). Also on the card is hot prospect and Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo (6-0, 5 KOs), who seeks to maintain his undefeated record in a six-round super featherweight bout against Guillermo Delgadillo (4-4-1, 0 KOs). Wilfredo Gomez, one of the greatest of all Puerto Rican boxers, will be ringside Saturday evening cheering for fellow-countrymen Rodriguez and Verdejo.

Here’s what the fighters had to say:

Gamalier Rodriguez: “Tell Pazos he’s going home with a loss Saturday. I’m happy to be with Top Rank and have my first fight on the East Coast.

Jorge Pazos: “I lost my last two fights but they were against guys I had to chase, especially against Orlando Cruz. He moved a lot. I hope I don’t have to chase this guy Saturday.” (more…)



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, California

By Anndee Laskoe
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Deontay Wilder 224 vs Siarhei Liakhovich 232
Francisco Vargas 130 vs Brandon Bennett 129
Jermall Charlo 154 vs Antwone Smith 159.6
Allen Nevarez 127 vs Rigoberto Hermosillo 126.8
Gary Russell Jr 127 vs Juan Ruiz 125.6
Martin Morales 146.6 vs Eridanni Leon 146.2
Gerald Washington 245 vs Jerry Forrest 241
Juan Gonzalez 156.8 vs Leshon Sims 157
Jamie Kavanagh 135.4 vs Antonio Meza 136
Robert Easter 135 vs Lowell Brownfield 135

Friday, August 9, 2013
Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
TV: ShoBox
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August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Cabazon, California

Photos: Mario Serrano / Gary Shaw Productions

Rustam Nugaev 136 vs. Jose Hernandez 136
Gabriel Tolmajyan 130 vs. Jose Pedraza 129.5
Alejandro Luna 134 vs. Christopher Rivera 135
Roy Tapia 123 vs. Eliezer Agosto 123
Arnold Barboza Jr. 146.5 vs. Vicente Guzman 147
Emmanuel Tagoe 132.75 vs. Gerardo Robles 130
Edgardo Laboy 123 vs. Luis Vargas 122.25
Joaquin Steve 152.5 vs. Bryan Edward Brooks 148

Venue: Morongo Casino, Cabazon, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw
TV: ESPN2
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August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Quarles-LeBlanc Headlines DC Card August 10

By Gary “Digital” Williams

An interesting youth-versus-experience contest headlines the Top Flight Promotions card on Saturday, August 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Alexandria, VA junior middleweight Brandon Quarles will face Boston, MA veteran Jimmy “The Dream” LeBlanc in the eight-round main event. This will be the first bout for Quarles (9-1-1, two KO’s) since his nationally-televised, eight-round unanimous decision loss to Daquan Arnett on January 11 in Indio, CA.

This will be the second time Quarles will face a well-seasoned boxer. The last time, Quarles battled to a six-round draw against John Mackey on October 27 in Fairfax, VA in the bout chosen as the best Beltway (Washington, DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia) contest of 2012. (more…)



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara

A modest but energetic crowd was on hand to take on the latest installment of Mayen Promotions’ monthly fight card at the Las Pulgas nightclub last night. This time promoter Guillermo “Memo” Mayen partnered up with fellow promoter Monroy Gonzalez and Promotions Gonzalez to present a seven bout night of professional boxing topped off by the super bantamweight six rounder between Reynaldo “Rey” Russell (10-2-1, 5KOs) of Tijuana who earned his third straight win with a run of the mill unanimous decision over late sub Claudio Loreto (0-3) of Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Loreto landed in Tijuana the day prior to his fight after the original opponent for Russell, Julio Cesar Romero, was announced at the pre-fight press conference that he would not be facing the local fighter. Russell controlled the action for all six rounds with a quick rhythm of multi-punch combos throughout the night. He did not have any trouble landing his punches or slipping the attack from his visibly much less experienced and talented fighter. Despite Russell landing a large number of punches to the body and head, Loreto was never in any trouble and kept up with his shorter opponent. (more…)



August 8th, 2013

AWE TV

Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum comment on Ricky Burns-Ray Beltran WBO lightweight title showdown on September 7th on Wealth TV

On Saturday Afternoon September 7th, Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KOs) will make the fourth defense of the WBO lightweight title when he takes on Ray Beltran (28-6, 17 KOs) in a bout that will be televised Live on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com. The card is promoted by Matchroom Sport will take place at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Recently in New York City, Beltran’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gave their thoughts on the fight. Pacquiao has sparred extensively with Beltran at the Wild Card Gym.



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Rios wrap up international press tour in Los Angeles

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

After 23,722 miles, the seven city Manny Pacquiao/Brandon Rios international media tour that began last week with four stops in Asia and continued with three stops in the U.S. this week, finally drew to a close on Thursday afternoon in the Crystal Ballroom at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This event was Pacquiao’s last U.S. appearance until after his November 23 fight with Rios in Macau as Pacman’s entire training camp will be held in the Philippines.

Bob Arum: I was frankly very worried because we’ve promoted a lot of Brandon Rios’ fights and we know him as a great fighter, as a really energetic fighter, but we also know that Brandon is sometimes a little careless with his language. So China being China, where they ban you for a lot of things, I was very, very nervous what would come out of his mouth. And as I stand here Brandon, I have to compliment you. He was so charming and so funny that the Chinese really loved him, particularly younger Chinese and that was something great because in their minds Brandon Rios was representing the United States and Brandon you did a terrific job representing our country.

Brandon Rios: In China I had to speak but I could’t cuss. It was one of those things where I wanted to say something so bad but I couldn’t…China was amazing. I have a different image of it. Before I thought it was, you know on TV you see poor people, little kids running around naked and everything, but it wasn’t like that where we was at. It was very beautiful. I couldn’t believe it…China was bad-ass!

Manny Pacquiao: This is the last stop of our press tour and we can go back home and start training. We’ve been flying all over the world. Flying from Singapore to New York was really hard – 19 hours…This is my first fight outside America since 2006. This is going to be a good fight, a very exciting fight.

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August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Ruslan Provodnikov arrives in Los Angeles to begin training camp

Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) has landed in Los Angeles to begin training camp for his much anticipated showdown with WBO interim jr. welterweight champion Mike Alvarado that will take place on Saturday, October 19th at First Bank Arena in Denver, Colorado. The bout will be live on HBO’s Championship boxing and is promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions. Provodnikov will be training at the Wild Card Gym under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Provodnikov, coming off a war with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, will be fighting for a world title for a second consecutive fight.

“I am very happy that Alvarado finally agreed to the fight,” said Provodnikov. “I think this will be an unforgettable fight and I promise I will not disappoint my fans.”



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Confesor Hernandez defends WBC title on Aug 31

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC light flyweight world champion Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez (27-2-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBC world crown against Odilon “Olympic” Zaleta (15-2 8 KOs) on August 31 at the San Juan de la Barrera Gym in Mexico City headlining an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast of Televisa Deportes and TDN. Also that night, WBA female bantamweight world champion Irma “Whirlwind” Garcia (7-0-1, 1 KO) will defend her belt against Jessica Gonzalez (2-1, 0 KOs).



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez undergoes random testing

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that this week in addition to a normal physical exam Mexican four-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez underwent random urine and blood tests in Los Angeles, California. The Nevada Commission is overseeing the testing.



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Summer Slugfest slams into Miami Saturday

By Phil Doherty

Boxing superstars are not born into the role. They earn that title by paying their dues—usually in the amateur ranks, through the club circuit and onwards and upwards to the pay-per-view arenas that hold the sport’s true riches. Many of those local club shows never make their way to mainstream TV, although the internet has granted some visibility to those dogged souls toiling their way towards fame, or at the very least, relevance. Yet it pays to pay attention to this “Triple A” farm system now more than ever, especially given the current state of amateur boxing in the US. Maybe, just maybe, you will catch a glimpse of a rising star. (more…)



August 8th, 2013

Boxing News

Cleverly trainer says Kovalev will be knocked-out

Nathan Cleverly’s father and trainer Vince has promised that his son will knock-out iron-fisted Sergey Kovalev. Cleverly Snr and Kovalev’s trainer, John David Jackson, discussed their fighters’ preparations last night on a conference call ahead of the massive showdown at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on Saturday August 17th on HBO. Cleverly defends his WBO world light-heavyweight title for the sixth and most dangerous defence yet against the undefeated Kovalev who’s knocked out 19 of his 22 opponents with 18 coming inside three rounds. But Cleverly is adamant that his son will retain his title and will even knock out the fearsome Russian.

“Of course, everybody is talking about Kovalev’s power, but if anybody is going to get stopped it’ll be Kovalev. We have plans from A to F, we can box him long, inside or mid range, but the main plan is K and O. Nathan has fantastic stamina, plenty of bottle and he’s going to do the business for Wales. He’ll KO Kovalev 100%,” said Cleverly. (more…)



August 8th, 2013




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