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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

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By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take ...

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IBF 33rd Convention 2016 Day 1 report

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By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman This morning in Beijing, China, the IBF 33rd annual convention began quietly with a closed board of ...

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Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

Photos: Manny Murillo/RJJ Boxing Promotions In a huge upset, unheralded Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez (12-4-1, 3 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over ...

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By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, IBF #4 Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) won a ...

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Boxing News

Yamamoto dethrones OPBF 118lb champ Kawaguchi

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unheralded Takahiro Yamamoto (16-4, 13 KOs), 118, dramatically captured the OPBF bantamweight belt when he overcame his visit to the deck and finally halted defending titlist Yu Kawaguchi (23-7, 10 KOs), 118, at 0:50 of the seventh round on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. It was such a give-and-take affair as the champ hit the canvas in the second, but the challenger was also sent to the deck in round three. The champ Kawaguchi, in round two, sustained a bad laceration over the right eyebrow, which became a great nuisance for him to go on. The seventh witnessed the champ Kawaguchi hit the deck again and bleed so profusely that the third man didn’t hesitate to declare a halt. The victor Yamamoto had lost a split duke to Kawaguchi in their first encounter with the vacant OPBF belt at stake this April, but he avenged his close defeat with such a see-saw triumph that had the crowd into frenzy.

Promoter: Green Tsuda Promotions.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

8th Annual Briscoe Awards to Be Presented at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on October 18

BRYANT JENNINGS, CUNNINGHAM VS. MANSOUR, & OTHERS TO BE HONORED

PhillyBoxingHistory.com announced today that the 8th Annual Briscoe Awards, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia fight scene, will move to an exciting new venue this year. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, becomes the new home of the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1-4pm. The Briscoe Awards, named after legendary middleweight Bennie Briscoe, honors the biggest accomplishments of the Philadelphia fight year and brings together the local community to celebrate everything Philly boxing. This free event is open to the public and is regularly attended by the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, and other boxing people. Everyone is welcome.

Bryant Jennings will take home the “2014 Philly Fighter of the Year” award in October. Jennings won two bouts in 2014, and in the process, earned a shot at the world heavyweight title. Jennings has won Briscoe Awards in the past, but this is his first as “Fighter of the Year.”

The thrilling USBA heavyweight title brawl between Steve Cunningham and Amir Mansour was named the “2014 Philly Fight of the Year”, and both combatants will receive their Briscoe Awards at the October 18th event. (more…)



August 4th, 2015


Boxing News

Telemundo favorite “Payasito” returns Friday

WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Cancun, this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds and the vacant Mexican jr. featherweight title is up for grabs. The bout will be the Boxeo Telemundo Ford summer season finale.

Hernandez was able to win an interim WBO title, but has come up short in three attempts at winning the full version of a world title. He turned professional at just 15 years of age nearly 13 years ago. He’s still only 29 years old, relatively young considering all of his experience. Currently ranked #8 by the WBO, and #9 by both the WBC and WBA, “Payasito” is aiming to get himself in position for one more challenge for a world title. (more…)



August 4th, 2015

UFC

Finally! Mir vs. Arlovski set for UFC 191

With former UFC heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski surging back into title contention, the dream fight fans have wanted to see for over a decade will become a reality on September 5 when the two veteran stars meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a pivotal UFC 191 matchup . . . Click here for more
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August 4th, 2015


Boxing News

Parker-Meehan collide on October 15

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron

WBO #8, WBA #10 Joseph Parker (15-0, 13KOs) will clash with former world heavyweight challenger Kali Meehan (42-5, 32 KOs) over twelve rounds on October 15 at The Trust Arena, Auckland, New Zealand with WBA and WBO regional titles up for grabs. Parker scored a sensational 63 second knockout over WBO #13 Bowie Tupou on Saturday but will have the acid test against Meehan, who soundly defeated former world title challenger Shane Cameron in November 2014. Meehan was a split decision loser to Lamont Brewster in a WBO challenge in 2004. “Win, lose or draw, this is going to be my last fight and I want to it to end where my career began in West Auckland,” said the 45-year-old Meehan. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know a young fighter like Joseph will be instructed to tire someone like me out, but I am ready for war. I’m prepared for 12 rounds and want to end on a high.”

“Initially I thought Kali offered nothing because of massive expectations on the size of his purse,” said Dean Lonergan of Duco Events, who talked to Fightnews today. “World rated Australian welterweight Jeff Horn will be also on the same promotion against a rated welterweight. Jeff Horn was impressive on Saturday in defeating IBF #10 Viktor Plotnykov. We will be matching Horn against a rated opponent.”



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Maruki whips Indonesian champ Andriyanto

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Japan’s #8 ranked super-light Kazuya Maruki (19-3, 12 KOs), 149.5, kept jabbing all the way and pounded out a unanimous decision (98-93 twice and 100-92) over Indonesian 140-pound ruler Heri Andriyanto (20-19-2, 10 KOs), 143.5, over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. Despite the wide difference on points it wasn’t so lopsided a fight as the scores indicated as the winner had the face badly swollen down the stretch. Andriyanto kept stalking the Japanese jabber and occasionally scored with a solid right at a time, while Maruki, the elder brother of former world junior light challenger Takao Maruki, kept sticking and moving to counter the onrushing Indonesian. Heri almost stunned Kazuya with a vicious right midway in round four, but the Japanese desperately fought back hard to regain the initiative and then pile up points in later rounds. Kazuya is the brother of former WBC youth 154-pound champ Ryosuke who had kept his belt a week before.

Promoter: Heiwa Promotions in association with Tenyu Maruki Gym.



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather needs to fight Ronda Rousey?

Wayne McCullough talks UFC star Conor McGregor

Joel Casamayor wants his Olympic gold medallion back

Jay Z’s Roc Nation facing $20 million lawsuit



August 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Hernandez-Morales collide Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc summer series will conclude this Friday at their new home, the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. In the main event, WBO #8, WBC and WBA #9 bantamweight contender and former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Cancun, in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the vacant jr. featherweight Mexican title.

Hernandez, 29, won the WBO interim title in June of last year beating Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas by decision and in November dropped a split decision to then champion Tomoki Kameda. He bounced back with a decision win over Martin Casilla on the Boxeo Telemundo spring series and captured the WBC Latin title. Morales, 25, on the other hand is coming off a highly disputed draw with world ranked contender Edgar “Power” Jimenez last February and has not tasted defeat in his last 7 outings.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM. Claro Sports televises in Mexico and Latin America. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Blackberry Auditorium is located at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 453, Esq. Tlaxcala, Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF, MX. Tel: 55 64 12 94. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com.mx



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Soto-Orozco official for October 3

Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO.

“I feel very excited for my next fight. They always say third time is the charm and after two cancelled fights, I’m getting anxious for my return to the ring,” said Soto. “I’m used to fighting often, but now it’s been almost a year without fighting and as everyone knows, I couldn’t fight in Houston [on May 9] since my opponent was overweight. Then, the opportunity to fight for a new world title and an issue with my knee forced me to decline the fight. I’ve felt frustrated because I had been training really hard.

“Now, we have Antonio Orozco. I haven’t seen much of his fights, but from what I’ve heard I know he’s very dedicated and holds a winning mentality. Orozco is young, undefeated, and he has to show everyone how far he wants to get in this sport. I’m his test, but I have the experience, and I have to make a statement as to why I’ve been a three-time world champion. I’ll show that I’m ready for this opportunity and for another world title.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Broner vs. Matthysse-Postol?

By Karl Freitag

On Sunday night’s Bounce TV telecast, former world champion Adrien Broner stated that his next fight will be on October 3rd. The name of Ruslan Provodnikov has been mentioned as a possible foe. In any event, AB could end up going head-to-head with Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol scheduled for the same night on HBO.

Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury tweet over the weekend: “Call just came in from USA asking @hughiefury to fight Wilder in 4 weeks…if @hughiefury gets 8 weeks we will take it 1000%. We don’t do bottle jobs in this camp!!” The 20-year-old Hughey Fury is 16-0, 8 KOs, but currently not in the WBC top 15. WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is looking for a September 26 opponent.

Still no new developments on Floyd Mayweather’s planned September 12 fight in Las Vegas, which is a little over a month away.

Yes, FoxSports.com really did publish a piece calling for a Mayweather-Rousey fight. The last man vs. woman boxing match was in 1999 when Margaret McGregor fought Loi Chow in Seattle. The woman won that one.



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Tarver-Cunningham undercard shaping up

Polish contenders Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs), Maciej Sulecki (20-0, 5 KOs) and Kamil Laszczyk (20-0, 5 KOs) highlight a full night of undercard action at Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, August 14. Heavyweight Szpilka will face Cuban born, but fighting out of Miami, 31-year-old Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs). Middleweight Sulecki of Warsaw, Poland, will fight in the US for the second time, in a 10-round middleweight bout vs. TBA. Featherweight Kamil “Little Tyson” Laszczyk meets the unbeaten Dominican Queens-resident Oscauris Frias (16-0, 6 KOs).

Popular heavyweight Travis Kauffman (28-1, 20 KOs), of Reading, PA, who will step back into the ring following an injury-induced layoff, jr middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (15-0, 9 KOs), light heavyweight prospect Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs), world-ranked super bantamweight Luis Rosa (20-0, 10 KOs) and jr welterweight Mikkel “Slikk Mikk” LesPierre (9-0, 4 KOs) will all face TBA.

The headlining event of the evening is a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader featuring Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) facing Philadelphia’s Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in 12-rounds of heavyweight action, with cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defending his title against Polish contender Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) in the co-feature.



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

GCP signs Zab Judah to a co-promotional contract

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, to a co-promotional agreement, along with Judah’s Super Judah Promotions. Judah, 37, will compete in the super lightweight division and his first appearance under the new promotional banner will be in September, on a GCP televised card.

“I am overjoyed to be adding a superstar of Zab’s caliber to my promotional roster,” said Greg Cohen. “Zab has been in with every great fighter of this era and beaten many of them. He is a Brooklyn boxing legend and still a force to be reckoned with at 140 lbs. We will feature Zab on our Championship Boxing series and keep him active. He still has the speed and reflexes of a top fighter and after a few comeback appearances, he will be ready for another assault on the current kings of the division.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mora speaks on his disappointing loss to Jacobs

By James Slater

As fans know, former “Contender” winner Sergio Mora traded first-round knockdowns with defending WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs this past Saturday in New York and a great fight was shaping up. Then Mora suffered an ankle injury and was unable to continue. Currently very disappointed, Mora says he is aiming for a rematch and wants the 2nd-round TKO win that was awarded to Jacobs changed to a No-Contest.

Here Mora speaks exclusively with Fightnews:

First of all, Sergio, how is your ankle right now?

“My ankle is fractured. I will be seeing the orthopaedic specialist this Wednesday. I also had some liquid in my right knee, which is a sign of trauma. But the main injury was my ankle. I’m taking pain medication right now.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux Ticket Alert

Advance tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Title Unification battle between Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF Middleweight Champion, Montreal power-puncher David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs), set for Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

New Faces: Emmanuel Rodriguez

By Robert Coster

The future of Puerto Rican boxing rests on the shoulders of super-talented young men, Jose Pedraza, Felix Verdejo and Emmanuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) is the least known of the trio having fought only in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but the 23-year-old bantamweight is already ranked 7th by the WBO and 14th by the WBA. Rodriguez turned pro at the end of 2012 after a stellar amateur career in which he racked up a 160-11 record. At 17, he was already a member of the Puerto Rican Amateur team; he won a silver medal at the AIBA Youth World Champion in Baku 2010 and the gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Details emerge from Andrade promoters’ $20 million lawsuit against Roc Nation

By Karl Freitag

Last week, WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade was stripped by the WBO for failing to defend his title for 13 months. On July 29, Andrade’s promoters Star Boxing and Banner Promotions filed a $20 million lawsuit against rival promoter Roc Nation, Jay Z and boxing attorney Jeffery Fried, alleging that Roc Nation tortiously interfered with their exclusive promotional agreement with Andrade.

The lawsuit alleges that on September 23, 2014, Roc Nation brought the Andrade Team to their Manhattan corporate headquarters for a meeting and subsequently offered Andrade $550,000 if Andrade would refuse a fight against Jermell Charlo that Star Boxing and Banner Promotions had negotiated with Showtime, and claimed that Roc Nation was planning to buy Andrade’s contract and move him to HBO. Andrade did reject the Charlo fight, but was never paid the $550,000, nor were serious efforts made to purchase Andrade’s exclusive promotional rights. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

DiBella: Huck is the gold standard in this division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“During the last teleconference, Marco Huck said that ‘the biggest problem for Głowacki is that…he’s fighting Marco Huck,’ and I believe him. Głowacki is a very good fighter, but Huck is a very big step up for him. From fighting ordinary cruiserweights to fighting a top one is a big step up. But make no mistake, Głowacki is a legitimate underdog, but he’s an underdog with a chance,” said promoter Lou DiBella in a Fightnews.com interview about the August 14 WBO cruiserweight championship clash between defending champ Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs) and Krzysztof Głowacki (24-0, 15 KOs). Huck-Glowacki will be part of a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV event (August 14, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ), with Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KO) vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO) heavyweight main bout of the evening. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano, Warren post fight quotes

Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’shee Warren spoke after Payano’s 12-round split decision win in the debut of PBC on Bounce TV. Payano retained his WBA “undisputed” bantamweight title.

Juan Carlos Payano: “I feel strong. Every now and then he hit me with something that affected me, but I feel good. All of the cuts on my face are from headbutts. Warren is one of the best in this division, but there are lots of other good fighters in this division. I’ll fight any of them. I think the decision was fair. I don’t think we’ll do a rematch with Warren next, but my manager will decide.”

Rau’Shee Warren: “The one judge had it heavily for me, so I don’t know what was up with the others. I think the point deductions really hurt me. (Payano) said I hit him while he was down and it cost me. He was strong in the first four or five rounds, but then I figured him out. I want a rematch. I’ll be back strong.”



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move.

Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is coming off of his inaugural title defense on June 13 against Eric Molina and will likely return to the ring on September 26 on NBC. No opponent has been confirmed although there is a possibility it will be former title-challenger Chris Arreola.

For Wilder, who was ringside for the Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi fight on Saturday in Brooklyn, the name isn’t as important as just getting back into the ring.

“If it’s meant to be, it’s going to happen,” he told an assembled group of media before the fight. “I’m not scared of no one. Once I became champion I said I’m going to be an active champion. I don’t want to fight anyone who wants money. I want to fight someone who wants to come take that belt. We’re always looking for a step above the next opponent. No opponent is out of the running. The only thing I could do is be me and train hard for whatever name is taken out of the hat.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

UFC

Belfort-Hendo III headlines in Sao Paulo

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will attempt to break their 1-1 tie when they meet for the third time in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo on November 7 . . . Click here for more
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August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Malignaggi post fight press conference

By Matt Richardson

“This is probably my last fight,” Paulie Malignaggi said late Saturday night in the bowels of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KO’s) was stopped in a nine-round beat down earlier in the evening at the hands of the rising junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. “I don’t think I want to start over,” Malignaggi said. “It’s been a fun ride but if it has to end in Brooklyn at least I’m home.”

“When he hugged me (after the fight) he said ‘I’m done,’” Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) said at the post-fight press conference.

“I knew Paulie Malignaggi was going to go in there and box. We prepared perfectly for this. I didn’t feel that he was breaking down until the last round. I just had to stay calm, not get desperate and follow the game plan and that’s what we did tonight. The game plan we executed came out perfectly.” (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

#1 rated Francisco Vargas inks with Ralph Heredia

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated WBO international, and NABF junior lightweight champion, Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City signed a managerial contract with manager Ralph Heredia this past weekend. We caught up with Heredia and discussed the signing and his newly acquired fighter. “We’re fortunate to sign him and bring him on board,” Heredia said. “He is excited for this new chapter in his career.”

The 2008 Mexican Olympian is ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO in the super featherweight division as he looks to land a title shot later this year. Coming off a clash with Australia’s “Wild” Will Tomlinson this past March, Vargas battered the Australian in route to an eight round TKO win. (more…)



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“We are Amir’s Army”: Amir Khan gets a special gun guard

Another one-sided wish: Keith Thurman talks Floyd Mayweather

No rush on a world title shot, says Brit Luke Campbell

Michael Katsidis heads to China for next part of career



August 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC

WBA “undisputed” bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with a hard fought, but ugly twelve round split decision over three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) on Sunday night at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Also, in bout one of a WBC super middleweight tournament, John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) punished Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs) for ten rounds en route to a unanimous decision. In bout two, Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) won an exciting and hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Yudel Jhonson (17-2, 9 KOs).

The bad luck continued for Cincinnati’s Rau’Shee Warren as Juan Carlos Payano survived a brutal, mauling, melee in the ring, coming away with his WBA bantamweight title and winning the vacant IBO belt in the process. Although it was seven years ago and in the amateurs, these two combatants had met once before, with Warren winning the decision. While Warren had sterling amateur credentials, winning a world amateur title in 2007, he lost three straight opening bouts in three consecutive Olympiads. For his part, Payano at least made it to the second round in each of his two Olympic outings. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Post-Fight Bonus Recap

Fight Of The Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua

Performance Bonus: Ronda Rousey and Demian Maia . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Zambrano retains WBA interim feather strap

Peruvian Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (26-0, 11 KOs) successfully retained his WBA interim featherweight title twelve round unanimous decision over José “El General” Sanmartin (17-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Cerrado Mauro Mina in Chincha, Peru. Scores were 115-113, 117-112, 117-112.



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Brinson Ready For Khytrov

August 7th Shobox fight is turning point for Brinson

With one week before his Friday night Shobox engagement with Ievgen Khytrov, Nick Brinson cannot wait to get into the ring. “It’s been thirteen tough weeks of training for a big fight, and now I can’t wait to get in the ring,” said Brinson from his remote training site in upstate New York. Brinson is back with adviser/trainer Gunther Fishgold after two losses with other camps. “I’m excited to have Brinson back in camp, he needed to go off and learn a few lessons,” said Fishgold. “When Nick is training hard, he’s a very complicated fighter that brings tremendous athletic ability and hand speed to the table,” he added. Fishgold and Brinson have never lost a fight together in 10 bouts. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Japan Update

WBC #3 Kimura defeats Mexican Faro; Gushiken’s pupil Higa decks an important win in Thailand

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Speedy and skillful, WBC#3/WBA#10/IBF#3/WBO#6 light-flyweight Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs), 109, impressively defeated Mexican Jesus Faro (13-10, 8 KOs), 107.75, by a shutout decision (100-90 twice and 100-91) over ten fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Kimura, 31 and former national amateur champ, fully displayed his hit-and-run tactics to frustrate the game but limited Mexican all the way, and had him in trouble in round seven. Kimura’s last defeat was inflicted by current WBA 108-pound ruler Ryoichi Taguchi in October 2011, and the speedster acquired the vacant national belt to retain it three times prior to his recent relinquishment in order to prepare for a world title shot. (more…)



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Talking Points: Ronda does it again

Ronda Rousey is the baddest chick on the planet.

We already knew that, but if there were still any doubters – even just a few – she put them to rest at UFC 190 Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Against an insolent opponent who appeared to be her greatest challenge, Rousey was ruthless and efficient. Naturally, her brilliant first-round knockout of Bethe Correia leads off today’s Talking Points . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Marsili wins WBC silver belt

Undefeated lightweight and former European champion Emilano Marsili (32-0-1, 14 KOs) won the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title Saturday night in Fiumicino (Rome), Italy by unanimous decision against Mexican former WBC super featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz (38-13-3, 17 KOs). Scores were 117-110, 116-111 and 115-111 for Marsili. OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Deejay tv televising live in Italy, ESPN International in Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand and Fightklub in Poland.



August 2nd, 2015

Twitter Watch

Mora suffered a fractured ankle

Middleweight Sergio Mora has announced that he suffered a fractured ankle in his TKO loss to WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs on Saturday night. “X-rays show I was TKO’d by avulsion fracture on my right ankle and NOT by Daniel Jacobs,” said Mora via Twitter. “Team Jacobs asked for a rematch clause as of last week and I agreed. Hope the ‘champ’ demands to use it. We knew Jacobs hit hard, but he didn’t expect me to hit hard. We exchanged knockdowns and had a close second round. How is that a victory for him? I heard my ankle pop & couldn’t apply pressure. Knee feels funny too. Unfortunate, but I DONT DESERVE A LOSS.”



August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC

Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau’shee Warren 117
(WBA “undisputed” bantamweight title)

Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2
John Jackson 153.4 vs. Dennis Laurente 153.6
Javier Maciel 157.2 vs. JC De La Cruz 163.4
Daquan Arnett 154.8 vs. Joshua Conley 154.8
Fabian Maidana 143.6 vs. Peter Oluoch 143.8
Bryant Parella 146.4 vs. Eduardo Flores 148.4
Miguel Cruz 148.6 vs. Travis Hartman 148.8
Javontae Starks 148.6 vs. Carlos Galvan 149

Venue: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing/Sampson Boxing
TV: Bounce TV (tonight)

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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Montero still unbeaten after split decision

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Unbeaten jr middleweight Iván “Terrible” Montero (18-0, 7 KOs) won a nine round split technical decision over late sub Ramsés “Faraon” Agaton (16-2-3, 8 KOs) when their bout ended due to an unintentional headbutt left Agaton with a bad cut over his right eyebrow in round nine on Saturday night at the Coliseo de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Montero dropped Agaton in round two and that make the difference as Agaton fought back hard to get back into the fight. Scores were 76-75 for Agaton and 76-75, 77-73 for Montero.

A bout between lightweights Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (17-0, 7 KOs) and Willmank Cano Jr. (12-0-2) was declared a no contest after an unintentional headbutt left a bad cut over Cano’s left eyebrow in round three.

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August 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi: I’m probably not fighting again

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions


Former world champion Paulie Malignaggi said he’s likely to hang up his gloves after being stopped in nine rounds by unbeaten former champion Danny Garcia on Saturday night in Brooklyn.

“I’ve got a really good job commentating and watching great fighters fight ringside. I hope to sit around ringside for a long time. I felt like if I couldn’t put up a great performance tonight then it would be my last. I was trying to hang tough as much as I could. I remember when I was taking big shots I just kept thinking ‘Don’t give in. This is your last night if you give in. Don’t show that you’re going to give in. If you can show that you’re still hungry for it then you’ll convince yourself that this isn’t the end.’ I wanted to keep showing that I want it. Little by little he broke me down, and I have no problem with the stoppage.

“I’m probably not fighting again. You hate to make an emotional decision. My career started in Brooklyn 14 years ago. If it ends in Brooklyn tonight then at least I ended it at home where I’m from and in front of the greatest fans in the world.”



August 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Main: Rousey Remains Undefeated, Needs Only 34 Seconds to KO Correia

It was a longer night than usual for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey – 20 seconds more to be exact – but no less devastating, as Rousey successfully defended her title for the sixth time Saturday night with a 34-second knockout of fifth-ranked contender Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see main card coverage: Rua gets another win over Noguiera | Viera survives late flourish by Lopes for UD |  Franca submits Bruno for TUF Brazil 4 lightweight crown | Stefan Struve goes the distance against Big Nog, wins UD | Silva comes alive in 2nd to TKO Palalei | Gadelha grabs UD, spoils Aguilar’s UFC debut
. . . .

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 2nd, 2015




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