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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

Photos: Zanfer Promotions IBF #1 super middleweight contender José "Bolivita" Uzcategui (26-1, 22 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Fabiano Pena (18-6-1, ...

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Provodnikov will headline Nov 7 in Monte Carlo

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) will fight unbeaten Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (13-0, 10 KOs) of Mexico in the headliner of the “Night of Champions” tournament in Monte Carlo on November 7. This bout replaces the WBA championship fight between Juergen Braehmer and Tommy Oosthuizen after the German sustained a hand injury in training. Frantic efforts to secure a highly-rated replacement for Oosthuizen were unsuccessful, although promoter Rodney Berman was delighted to get Provodnikov’s signature.

“He’s in great shape as he was in training,” said the South African, who reached an agreement with Art Pelullo of Banner Promotions. “Provodnikov is all-action, a made-for-TV fighter who will add great value. I’m disappointed the Braehmer-Oosthuizen fight has fallen through, but I’ve been around long enough to know that such things are an occupational hazard.” (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Brahmer injured, Nov 7 Monte Carlo fight is off

WBA “regular” light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer has suffered a hand injury forcing a cancellation of his planned November 7 defense against Tommy Oosthuizen in Monte Carlo. Braehmer’s trainer Karsten Rower stated that they tried everything and consulted multiple doctors before it was determined that Braehmer would be unable to fight on the scheduled date. When and where Braehmer will return to the ring will be decided in the coming weeks.



October 19th, 2015


Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Fight Week Fever hits Omaha

It’s fight week in Omaha, Nebraska, as WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) returns to his hometown to face #6 rated contender Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) in an HBO-televised fight on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center. All fight week activities will be open to the public!

Wednesday: Media / Public Workouts
B&B Boxing Academy (3034 Sprague St.)
· 1:00 P.M. Dierry Jean
· 2:00 P.M. Terence Crawford

Thursday: Final Press Conference
CenturyLink Center Omaha – Exhibit Hall A (On the lower level)
· 11:00 A.M. Doors Open.
· Noon Press Conference Begins.

Friday: Official Weigh-In
CenturyLink Center Omaha – Exhibit Hall A
· Noon Doors for public and media open. Fighters report.
· 1:00 P.M. Fighters step on the scale.

Saturday: Fight Day!
· 6:00 P.M. Doors open.
· 6:30 P.M. First fight.
· 8:30 P.M. HBO telecast begins

Remaining tickets, priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127, are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call (800) 745-3000. To order online, visit ticketmaster.com.



October 19th, 2015


Boxing News

Stieglitz, Krasniqi swap weight classes, annihilate first opponents

Two-time super middleweight world champion Robert Stieglitz (47-5-1, 28 KOs) is now campaigning in the light heavyweight division, and his SES Boxing stablemate, two-time light heavyweight title challenger Robin Krasniqi (44-4, 17 KOs), is moving down to the super middleweight division.

On Saturday, both boxed in their new weight divisions on a card in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Stieglitz crushed Robert Rosenberg (6-1, 5 KOs) with a body shot in round two. Krasniqi took out Vaclav Polak (8-5-1, 6 KOs) with a hard right hook in round one.



October 19th, 2015


Boxing News

Ryan Walters returns November 21

Photo: Team Waters

Photo: Team Waters


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO light middleweight contender Ryan Waters (22-4-2, 13 KOs) will challenge Australian middleweight champion Dwight Ritchie (12-0, 1 KO) on November 21 at the Cronulla Sutherland leagues Club in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Waters talked to Fightnews to say he does not underestimate Ritchie and is looking forward to the challenge. He also mentions he is being expertly trained by Graham Shaw, who is well known for training former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale, and discusses the biggest fight of his career against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine, who he lost to in ten rounds in 2010. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin: My goal is all the belts

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Emily Harney

In light of yet another dominant and lopsided performance at the hands of middleweight phenomenon Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, the question surrounding the post-fight press conference in the bowels of Madison Square Garden early Sunday was not who could potentially beat Golovkin down the line. Instead, it was more an issue about who would even be willing to attempt to.

Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) looked sharp and strong in his eight-round beat down of Lemieux approximately an hour before the post-fight press conference began. So strong, in fact, that the main discussion following his title unification victory revolved around whether linear WBC champion Miguel Cotto or rising challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be open to fighting him next year.

Cotto and Canelo will, of course, first face off in a much-anticipated showdown on November 21 but the winner has been mandated by the WBC to defend immediately against Golovkin. (more…)



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Big Drama Show Full Report

By: Matt RIchardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos by: Emily Harney

In what’s become a violent but beautiful routine, middleweight Gennady “GGG” Golovkin scored yet another dominating knockout Saturday in front of 20,548 screaming fans at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The opponent this time, Canadian David Lemieux, came into the fight with the IBF middleweight belt and the swagger of a fighter who expected to win. Click here for ringside report and new, never before published photos



October 19th, 2015

UFC

‘Braveheart’ Ray Confident Ahead of Battle

Two fights into his UFC career, Scotland’s Stevie Ray has already endured two of the more stressful, challenging situations a fighter can experience when preparing to step into the Octagon and fight on the biggest stage in the sport . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why does Adrien Broner’s recent title gain weaken boxing?

Gennady Golovkin shows boxing is in good hands after Floyd Mayweather

Donnie Nietes targets Roman Gonzalez

Kell Brook’s loss can be Chris Eubank Jr’s gain



October 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Fightnews.com P4P Poll

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October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Peterson-Diaz Full Report

By Julian Burgower and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Many watching the April 2015 fight between Lamont “Havoc” Peterson and Danny “Swift” Garcia thought that Garcia got a gift. Lamont may have started slowly, but had come on strong in the later rounds and made it a fight…one many thought he deserved the nod for and didn’t get. Peterson, (34-3-1, 17 KOs), got his karma Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA, albeit at the expense of 2008 gold medal Olympian Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs). And so goes boxing.

Diaz, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, by way of Dominican Republic, got off to a competitive start when most didn’t think he had a chance with hometown hero Peterson. (more…)



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Kono-Kameda Full Report

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Should you bet your money, which do you prefer a 33-1 challenger or a 30-8-1 champ? The younger challenger, 28, was formerly a three-class titleholder aiming to win his fourth belt, while the 34-year-old champ once suffered three losses in a row but abruptly improved after celebrating his 32-year-old birthday. The odds were logically 9-1 in the challenger’s favor at first but became a little closer to 6-1 before the game. Anything can happen in the ring, and the underdog Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13 KOs), 114.8, impressively retained his WBA 115-pound belt as he decisively kept battering the prohibitive favorite and mandatory contender Koki Kameda (33-2, 18 KOs), 115, to pound out a unanimous decision over twelve fast non-stop rounds on Friday in Chicago, IL.

Glenn Feldman saw the hot affair 116-108, William Lerch had it 115-109, and Robert Hoyle tallied a closest score 113-111, all in favor of the busy-punching and energetic workman Kono. The third man was Celestino Ruiz, and all the officials were of the US.

In short, it’s an upset game. The unheralded underdog Kono, making his second defense, impressively took the initiative and had the upper hand almost all the way, though Kameda made a good start with aggressive body shots to win a first point in the opening session. (more…)



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Prichard Colon in critical condition

“Prichard Colon became symptomatic in his dressing room following his bout with Terrel Williams Saturday afternoon at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA. Within moments, he was under the care of EMTs and was rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital. He suffered a brain bleed as a result of an injury during the bout and underwent immediate surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. His condition remains critical. Prichard’s family has requested that their privacy be respected at this time. Updates will be provided when appropriate. We ask that everyone join us in praying for Prichard and his family.”

– Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux, manager say stoppage was premature

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux is upset by the stoppage of his unification showdown with Gennady Golovkin and he wants a rematch.

“I feel like the referee called the fight too early,” said Lemieux. “I’m fine. When he stopped it, I wasn’t event on the mat, I could keep going. I have a lot of respect for Golovkin as a fighter. We prepared well for this fight, but I feel like I waited too long to take some shots tonight and that really hurt me. I want another chance at Golovkin and I will take advantage of it.”

Lemieux’s manager Camille Estephan added, “It was too early to stop the fight. That punch that Golovkin threw didn’t even bring David to the mat. David fought valiantly, he showed a lot of heart and skills. But Golovkin’s defense was great, I think that his defense is underestimated.”

“I had to do something,” explained referee Steve Willis. “David is a very competitive fighter and as long as he was able to throw punches, he was going to keep on trying but his chances of winning were decreasing as the fight went on. Against a guy like that he was going to get really hurt and I’m here to protect the fighter’s health and that’s my top priority. I couldn’t let him continue to receive punishment. I gave him every chance I could and I still hesitated too much. It was over.”



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin takes aim at Cotto-Canelo winner

Following his title unification victory over David Lemieux, WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin wants the WBC belt next. “I want all the belts,” said GGG. “Now I have two. The winner of Cotto-Canelo, for sure. I’m not sure who will win that fight, but I want to fight the winner next. I’m staying at 160 until I have all the belts!”

As for the bout Lemieux, Golovkin stated, “I feel great, it was a great fight. I felt his power, but I was strong tonight and my punches hurt him. He is a great champion and I’m glad to beat him!”



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Peterson: I did enough to win the fight

In a controversial 12-round scrap, hometown favorite Lamont Peterson (now 34-3-1, 17 KOs) edged out a majority decision over previously undefeated Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (now 17-1, 8 KOs) from EagleBank Arena at George Mason University.

“Every time you hear close scores, you get nervous,” stated Peterson. “I thought I controlled the fight and was ahead on points. Having that majority decision kind of shocked me a little bit…It was a good tough 12 round fight. I started out strong and faded in the middle rounds because I started to cramp and it lasted for the rest of the fight, but I knew I had done enough to win the fight. No more playing around, it’s time to move up in weight. I knew Diaz was a great fighter. He’s been boxing 20 years just like me. At the end of the day, a victory is a victory.”

Needless to say, Diaz didn’t agree with the verdict. “I fought a great fight. The decision didn’t go in my favor, but I did everything I could. The judges didn’t see it the way everyone else did,” said Diaz.



October 18th, 2015

UFC

By the Numbers: 10 Welcome Returns to UFC

In the fourth quarter of this year and in the first of the next, a lot of memorable UFC names will be making their Octagon returns after substantial spells on the sidelines. Here is a list of some familiar faces with bouts scheduled who have been out far too long . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Rojas, Periban both victorious in Veracruz

Photo: Pepe Rodriquez/WBC

Photo: Pepe Rodriquez/WBC


Former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (46-14-1, 31 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Edward Mansito (13-3-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in a featherweight bout at the Auditorio Benito Juárez in Veracruz, Mexico. A barrage of punches prompted a referee’s stoppage at 1:34.

In another bout, former super middleweight world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban (23-3-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Joshua Okine (28-5-1, 17 KOs). Periban picked up a WBC regional belt, which should put him back in the WBC’s top 15 rankings.



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Hungary

In a sold out event just one our prior the start (950 spectators) at the Millenaris Teatrum in Budapest, Hungary, Imre Szello improved his record to 9-0, 5 KOs by stopping tough Argentinean Alejandro Velori (17-9-0, 13 KOs) in the fifth round. Also former amateur star Norbert Harcsa won his pro debut in fashion by outpointing Czech Bronislav Kubin over four rounds (after 2 knockdowns).

Other results: Gyula Bozai draw Tamas Toth, Ferenc Berki TKO Lajos Bimbo, Szabolcs Pintye TKO3 Krisztian Duka.



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Loeffler: It was surgical, RJJ: Best GGG yet

By Przemek Garczarczyk



October 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin and Chocolatito win with brutal TKOs

By Arvin Nundloll and Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In a highly anticipated WBA/IBF middleweight unification showdown, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday inside a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin was in command from the beginning, punishing Lemieux with almost everything he threw. GGG scored a knockdown when Lemieux took a knee in round five, then hit him when he was down. No foul was called by referee Steve Willis. The beating was finally waved off in round eight. Time was 1:32.

Undefeated WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 37 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former two-division world champion and 2000 U.S. Olympian flyweight Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-5, 22 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Viloria in round three and punished him until the bout was halted at 2:53 of round nine. Game effort by Viloria, but Chocolatito was too much. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Nietes dominates Alejo, retains WBO 108lb title

By David Robinett at ringside

In the main event at StubHub Center in Carson, California, WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, (37-1-4, 21 KOs), made it a perfect five for five for the Philippines tonight, thoroughly outclassing Mexico’s Juan Alejo, (21-4, 13 KOs), over twelve rounds to earn a unanimous decision. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 120-108. Nietes, long fighting under the considerable shadow of his countryman Manny Pacquiao, is actually the Philippines longest active titleholder, having held a belt uninterrupted since 2007 in addition to being unbeaten since 2004. He showed his class against Alejo, snapping the Mexican’s 21-fight winning streak during a fight in which he was in complete control.

Although Alejo was game, he was never able to bother Nietes, who used a diverse array of punches, particularly left and right hand uppercuts, to stymie Alejo and maintain control of the action. Nietes was also consistently faster to the punch than Alejo. Ultimately, it was a case of anything Alejo could do, Nietes could do better, which was reflected by the judges scorecards. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Magdaleno destroys Nebran in one

Undefeated featherweight contender Jessie Magdaleno (22-0, 16 KOs) scored an impressive first round KO over Vergel Nebran (14-10-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Magdalena dropped Nebran twice, the second time for the count. Time was 2:22.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (20-0, 16 KOs) recovered from a third round knockdown to win a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Dustin Echard (11-1, 8 KOs). McCumby had some tense moments after he went down in round three, but he dug deep to earn a 79-73 win on all three cards.

Lightweight Victor “El Nino” Castro (15-0, 7 KOs) stayed uneaten wth a six round majority decision over Victor Capaceta (4-9-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 57-55, 57-57.

Unbeaten featherweight Francisco De Vaca (13-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Ricardo Prosno (11-3, 9 KOs) over six fast paced rounds.



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade, Lundy halt foes at Mohegan Sun

Fighting for the first time in 16 months, former world champion Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) stopped Argentinian Dario Fabian Pucheta (20-3) at the 50-second mark of the second round Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International junior middleweight title.

Lightweight Hammering’ Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) disposed of journeyman Carlos Winston Velasquez (23-22-1) 23 seconds into the fifth round to bring home the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas belt.



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Traietti halts Tapusoa in three

By Matt Thompson at ringside

In the 10 round main event, cruiserweight Chris Traietti, 19-3, climbed off the canvas to stop the heavy-handed Gary Tapusoa of Independence, MO at 1:19 of the third round on Saturday night at the Marina Bay Sportsplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Tuposa, who stepped in with the local favorite with an unimposing record of 7-4-1, dropped Traietti hard with a right hand a minute into the first round. Traietti beat the count on wobbly legs, but moved until he regained his composure, landing his own power shots by the end of the round. Working behind a good jab throughout the second, Traietti turned the tables, putting Tapusoa down with a series of rights in the second, finishing the job with 3 knockdowns from a variety of combinations in the third. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux Undercard Results

By Arvin Nundloll and Matt Richardson at ringside

Jr welterweight Maurice Hooker (18-0-2, 14 KOs) kicked off the festivities at The Garden by keeping his undefeated record with a controversial points victory over Ghislain Maduma (17-2, 11 KOs). Maduma suffered an early points gap by allowing Hooker to use his height and reach to command the early rounds. Maduma eventually figured out how to stay inside and close the reach disadvantage in round three, picking up the rounds and starting to land the inside hooks. Hooker floored Maduma with a stunning straight right that Maduma didn’t see coming. Maduma sucked it up and continued to get back into the fight, hurting Hooker to the brink of a stoppage in round five. At the end of ten rounds, the judges scored the fight 95-93, 95-94 to Hooker and 95-93 Maduma. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Feigenbutz barely retains WBA interim belt

WBA “interim” super middleweight beltholder Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) won a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the dm-Arena in Karlshrue, Germany. Feigenbutz, a raw brawler with limited ring skills, was seemingly outboxed by the very ordinary De Carolis, however judges Erki Meronen (Finland), Jesus Morata Garcia (Spain) and Jean Toupin (France) all scored it for the hometown fighter 115-113. Feigenbutz is now in line to face the winner of the December 5 Chudinov-Sturm clash for the WBA “regular” super middleweight belt, which must take place no later than April 30.

Former heavyweight world title challenger Kubrat Pulev (21-1, 11 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over George Arias (56-14, 42 KOs).

Unbeaten lightweight contender Richard Commey (23-0, 21 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over late sub Kakhaber Avetisian (41-32-1, 23 KOs).



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Macklin wins regional belt in 154lb clash

Now fighting as a super welterweight, two-time former middleweight world title challenger Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (34-6, 22 KOs) had a harder time than expected in winning a ten round unanimous decision over unheralded Jason Welborn (17-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. Macklin prevailed by scores of 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 after a very competitive fight. Welborn was deducted a point for a low blow in round five. Macklin claimed a WBC regional belt with the victory.



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Peterson gets majority nod over Diaz

Fox, Nicholson, A. Peterson, Lange, Allen win on undercard

By Gary “Digital” Williams and Julian Burgower at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Local favorite and former world champion Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KOs) won a hotly contested majority decision over previously unbeaten 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz Jr. (17-1, 8 KOs) in a welterweight clash on Saturday night in the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Diaz gave Peterson all kinds of problems, but scores were 114-114 and 117-111, 116-112 for Peterson.

Update: Prichard Colon rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital due to vomiting, fainting and dizzy spells in his dressing room. According to an update by PBC commentator BJ Flores, Colon is entering surgery for a severe brain bleed.

In a brutal and dirty clash of unbeaten welterweights, Terrel “Tyger” Williams (15-0, 13 KOs) scored a ninth round win by disqualification over Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-1, 13 KOs). Colon was deducted two points for a low blow in round five. Williams was deducted a point for hitting Colon in the back of the head in round seven. Williams dropped Colon twice late in round nine and the bout was halted during the break after Colon’s corner accidentally took off his gloves thinking the fight was over. Williams won by DQ when Colon wasn’t ready to come out for the tenth round. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Nathan Cleverly wants Andrzej Fonfara rematch

By James Slater

Boxing fans and experts alike are still understandably full of praise for the brutally entertaining 12-round war light-heavyweights Andrzej Fonfara and Nathan Cleverly put on last night in Chicago. The Fight Of The Year candidate, won by Fonfara, featured an astonishing 2,524 combined punches thrown and 936 landed between the two teak-tough warriors. Cleverly, who lost a unanimous decision, suffered a broken nose and needed a trip to hospital, yet he has Tweeted how he would love a rematch.

“Overwhelmed with the support, Thankyou. I gave it everything. Nose broke in 7th but that’s boxing. Respect to Fonfara, would love to do it again,” Cleverly wrote today. (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Kameda thinking about retiring after loss

After failing in his attempt to become the first Japanese fighter to win a world title in four different weight divisions, super flyweight contender Koki Kameda (33-2, 18 KOs) is talking about hanging up the gloves at the tender age of 28.

“I trained very hard for this fight. I’m very disappointed,” said Kameda. “I was going to make a decision on whether to retire or not based on my performance. I feel it might be time for me to retire. My stamina wasn’t what it should be in the later rounds. I got caught in the second round because I made a mistake I shouldn’t have made. He fought very well and I was surprised by his power. I think it’s time for me to retire.”

Kameda paid dearly for his decision to slug with Kono, rather than use his nifty boxing skills and footwork. “If we had fought using movement, he probably would have beaten me,” admitted the champion. “But he decided to trade punches with me and that gave me a chance to win…I am so happy that I got to face Kameda and get this victory over him. It is a big win for my career.”



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Demetrius Andrade 153.5 vs. Dario Fabian Pucheta 152.5
(WBO International junior middleweight title)

Hank Lundy 134 vs. Carlos Winston Velasquez 136.25
Khiary Gray 155 vs. Kevin Cooper 150.25
Josh Crespo 128.75 vs. Greg Coverson Jr. 130.25
Borngod Washington 172 vs. Nathan Millier 171.25
Mike Marshall 179 vs. TBA

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: CES



October 17th, 2015

UFC

Darren Elkins: The Damage Awakens

Midwest tough, all the way down to his Local 597 union card as a pipefitter in his native Indiana, Darren Elkins is probably the last person you would expect to join up with “No Shirt Nation,” aka Team Alpha Male, in Sacramento. But after a disappointing loss to Hacran Dias last December, Elkins felt it was time to shake things up a bit . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Nietes, Alejo make weight

Photos: Promociones El Jefe

WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (36-1-4, 21 KOs) and challenger Juan “Pinky” Alejo (21-3, 13 KOs) both made weight for their world title showdown on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The champion scaled in at the 108lb division limit, while Alejo weighed 107.4 lbs.

Donnie Nietes: “I will give my best in this fight and if I have the opportunity I will knock him out.”

Pinky Alejo: “I’m very motivated. On Saturday I’ll go out and give a good fight. Nietes is a complete fighter, one of the best, but I have hunger and he knows what it is to be hungry. I think his time is over, now comes my time. I’m not leaving here without that championship. To all the people of Monterrey, Promociones El Jefe, and everyone who has been behind me in this adventure, I send a big hug and will return as the new world champion!” (more…)



October 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Carmona defeats Rodriguez again

In a rematch, former two-time world title challenger David “Severo” Carmona (20-2-5, 8 KOs) won a ten round split decision over WBO #9, WBC #11 contender Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (12-3, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. Carmona dropped Rodriguez in round six, and won 97-92 on two cards. Rodriguez was up 96-93 on the third card. Carmona won their first fight by ten round unanimous nod 15 months ago.



October 17th, 2015




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