Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Links Boxing Results Español Fightnews Team
Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

>> continued

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

>> continued

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

>> continued

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

>> continued

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

>> continued

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

1
Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

2
Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

3
Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

4
Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

5


Boxing News

Miura, Thompson make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Takashi Miura 130 vs. Sergio Thompson 130
(WBC super featherweight title)

Ana Julaton 123.5 vs. Celina Salazar 122.6

Venue: Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Pepe Gomez
TV: Fox Deportes

photos



August 16th, 2013



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Miami Mayor H. Tomas P. Regalado will present the “Key to the City” to WBC President Jose Sulaiman next Tuesday at Miami City Hall at 2PM. The Key is bestowed upon distinguished persons and honored guests of the City of Miami. The public is invited to attend.

Happy Birthday to former IBF featherweight champion and former IBO super featherweight champion Billy Dib. “My birthday wish to to win back the championship of the world,” he said.

True to form, ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights telecast is starting late.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

‘Defector Boxer Girl’ Choi outpoints Raika for WBA interim female super featherweight title

By Victor Lee
Photos: Aaron Jang

Six women and six men did battle under scattered clouds in the outdoor arena in Incheon, Korea yesterday, with the women leading the way.

The main event featured Hyun-Mi Choi (7-0-1, 2KO), a former Olympic hopeful who fled North Korea at the age of 13 and seized the vacant WBA Women’s Featherweight crown in October 2008 at the age of 17. Coming off her seventh defense of this title in May against power-punching Australian Shannon O’Connell, Choi moved up to face former WIBA, IFBA and OPBF champion Emiko “Fujin” Raika (25-7-1, 10 KO) of Japan for the interim WBA super featherweight title. Raika—whose record looks like a “Who’s Who” of female boxing over the past ten years (having crossed gloves with Layla McCarter, Sharon Anyos, Melissa Fiorentino, Jelena Mrdjenovich, Ann Saccurato and Chevelle Hallback, among others)—appeared to pose the greatest threat yet of ending Choi’s winning streak. (more…)



August 16th, 2013

UFC

UFC Fight Night at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chael Sonnen, and the heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on Fox Sports 1 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see three additional prelim bouts at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Chael Sonnen (205) VS Mauricio Rua (205)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Travis Browne (236) VS Alistair Overeem (255.5)
Iuri Alcantara (136) VS Urijah Faber (135.5)
Mike Pyle (170) VS Matt Brown (171)
John Howard (185) VS Uriah Hall (184)
Michael Johnson (156) VS Joe Lauzon (156)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Michael McDonald (135.5) VS Brad Pickett (135.5)
Max Holloway (145) VS Conor McGregor (146)
Steven Siler (145.5) VS Mike Brown (145.5)
Daniel Pineda (144.5) VS Diego Brandao (146)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Cole Miller (146) VS Manvel Gamburyan (145.5)
Ovince St. Preux (205.5) VS Cody Donovan (204)
James Vick (155) VS Ramsey Nijem (156)

. . . . .

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 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Ryan Coyne back in the ring after being released from Don King

Light heavyweight Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) faces Galen Brown (41-22-1, 24 KOs) on September 6 at the Ameristar Casino in St Charles, Missouri. The card promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions. Coyne was formerly on the Contender and recently was released by DKP after a contentious relationship.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Andrade-Martirosyan is no longer the Chavez-Vera co-feature; new date to be announced

The fight between former Olympians Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant WBO jr. middleweight title WILL NOT take place on the rescheduled September 28th Chavez Jr.-Vera card at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Details on the new date for the Andrade-Martirosyan clash will be announced shortly.

Update: The new date is expected to be November 9th on a proposed card also featuring Mikey Garcia vs. Rocky Martinez and Nonito Donaire against Vic Darchinyan.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Laredo, Texas

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Juan Diaz 136 vs. Adailton De Jesus 136.6
Denis Shafikov 136.6 vs. Santos Benavides 134.8
Jose Carlos Ramirez 141.8 vs. Mike Maldonado 140.8
Alex Saucedo 146.2 vs. Ramon Pena 144.2
Ivan Najera 135 vs. Roger Rosa 135
Tramaine Williams 122.8 vs. Raymond Chacon 122.6

Venue: Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

photos



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Segura, Gonzalez make weight

Photos: Joel Colon / PR Best

Giovani Segura 112 vs Jonathan Gonzalez 112
Miguel Tamayo 125 vs Jonathan Oquendo 128
Edgar Llanes 146 vs Felix Diaz 147
Orlando Falcon 149 vs Emmanuel de Jesus 150
Gustavo Ortiz 108 vs Jesus Soler 108
Alex Nazario 131 vs Harry Perez 132
Bryan Montalvo 137 vs Victor Perez 136

Promoter: PR Best Promotions in association with Top Rank
TV: DirectTV PPV 9PM ET
Venue: El San Juan Resort and Casino, Isle Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico

photos



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Geale, Barker, Romero, Martinez make weight

Photos: Emily Harney

Daniel Geale 159.5 vs. Darren Barker 159.5
(IBF middleweight title)
Jonathan Romero 121.5 vs. Kiko Martinez 121.5
(IBF super bantamweight title)
*Thomas Dulorme 141 vs. Frankie Figueroa 142

Joel Brunker 125.5 vs. Mike Oliver 125.5
Yordenys Ugas 140.5 vs. John Williams 138.5
Jonathan Maicelo 136 vs. Jose Alejandro Rodriguez 134.5

Venue: Revel Resort in Atlantic City
Promoter: Gary Shaw
TV: HBO, *HBO Latino

photos



August 16th, 2013

UFC

Don’t Miss Shogun vs Sonnen Live Tomorrow Night

Don’t Miss Shogun vs Sonnen Live Tomorrow Night: The UFC arrives on FOX Sports 1 with five hours of action kicking off LIVE at 6pm ET / 3pm PT! In the main event, former champ Shogun Rua and Chael Sonnen face off in a light heavyweight showdown! To find FOX Sports 1 in your area, click here.

Tickets On Sale Now For Upcoming UFC Events: Shogun vs Sonnen – Sat. Aug. 17 – Boston; Condit vs Kampmann 2 – Wed. Aug. 28 – Indianapolis; Henderson vs Pettis – Sat. Aug. 31 – Milwaukee; St-Pierre vs Hendricks – Sat. Nov. 16 – Las Vegas

Bisping Takes On Munoz In Manchester: The Octagon returns to England on October 26th as Michael Bisping faces Mark Munoz in a middleweight main event! Public on-sale starts Monday.

Shogun or Sonnen? Make Your UFC Fantasy Picks: Make your UFC Fantasy picks for a chance to win prizes! Shogun and Sonnen face off in Boston on August 17th live on FOX Sports 1

. . . . .

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 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Cleverly, Kovalev make weight

Photo Courtesy: Richard Maynard/Frank Warren Promotions

At today’s official weigh-in on Cardiff’s busy Queen Street, outside the Capitol Shopping Centre, WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly came in at 12st 6lb (174lb) while the challenger Sergey Kovalev weighed 12st 5lb 8oz (173lbs). Undefeated Cleverly makes the eighth and riskiest title defense against the dynamite-punching Russian tomorrow night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, live and exclusive in the on BoxNation and in America on HBO.

Cleverly said, “There is nothing left to say now and all the talking will be done in the ring tomorrow night. All the hard work is done, I’ve hit the weight spot and I’m ready to fight. I can’t wait for it, bring on Kovalev.”

In the chief support, British Super-Featherweight Champion Gary Buckland hit the scales at 9st 2lb 8oz (128lb) and challenger Stephen Smith came in at 9st 4lb (130lb). Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion Ovill McKenzie weighed 12st 6lb (174lb) with challenger Enzo Maccarinelli weighing 12st 6lb (174lb) in the big rematch.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Official: Chavez Jr-Vera rescheduled for Sept 28 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Live on HBO

Due to a cut suffered by former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the twelve round Super Middleweight bout between Chavez Jr. and WBO number-one ranked Middleweight Bryan Vera has been pushed back to Saturday September 28th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The bout, which was originally announced for September 7th is promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions and will be seen live on HBO. Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) suffered the cut earlier this week while sparring and forcing the bout to be moved back three weeks. Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) of Austin, Texas has been training intensely in Houston.

The fight between former Olympians Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant WBO Jr. Middleweight title WILL NOT take place on the September 28th card. Details on the rescheduled date for Andrade-Martirosyan clash will be announced shortly.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Joe Calzaghe says a Cleverly win over Kovalev will “catapult” Cleverly to top of division – bookmakers cannot split Saturday’s fighters

By James Slater

Welsh legend and former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight king Joe Calzaghe says his countryman Nathan Cleverly can make it to the top of the 175-pound division with a win over lethal puncher Sergey Kovalev tomorrow night at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.

Speaking with BBC Sport, Calzaghe, who walked away with a perfect 46-0 record, said Cleverly has a “golden opportunity” against the 21-0-1(19) Russian.

“They’re saying that Kovalev is the next big thing. Winning this fight and winning it in good style would catapult Nathan among the top light-heavyweights in the world, up there with [Bernard] Hopkins” Joe said. “Nathan winning this fight would put him up there in that league. This is the perfect fight for him because he is fighting a guy who’s coming with the backing of American TV – a guy the American’s expect to win, similar to myself with Jeff Lacy. (more…)



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Hayward tops Liles at the deck

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Gary Purfield

South Philly light heavyweight Charles Hayward won a 6-round unanimous decision over visiting Antonio Liles in the main event at The Deck in Essington, PA Thursday night. By fight time, the fight card had been stripped down to just four bouts, but this little club show, the second installment of the new “Champions of Tomorrow” series, packed plenty of action into the mere 14 total rounds that played out. MORE



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

WBO #4 Brunker in action on Geale-Barker undercard

WBO #4 ranked featherweight contender Joel Brunker (26-0, 15KOs) will aim to keep his undefeated record intact when he competes this Saturday on the undercard of the Gary Shaw Productions promoted HBO Boxing After Dark event that features an IBF middleweight title clash between Daniel Geale and Darren Barker. The card is being held at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the arena’s first boxing event, making it a momentous occasion supported by a stellar card.

Brunker will square off against battle-tested Mike Oliver (25-4, 8 KOs) in a 10-round affair. Oliver’s last 2 fights were losing efforts against Juan Manuel Lopez and Billy Dib, but the fact that he has been in the ring with quality opponents suggests that he will give Brunker a true barometer opportunity. (more…)



August 16th, 2013

UFC

UFC Fight Night Fantasy Preview – Part II

The UFC is shipping up to Boston this Saturday night for a stacked card taking place in the boss Dana White’s hometown, where they will help kick off the first day of FOX Sports 1 with a huge card that will garner six hours of coverage on the new network . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

. . . . .

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 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Morales wins vacant IFBA female lightweight title

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In a rematch of their June 6th battle, Crystal Morales (8-8-1, 1 KO) avenged her close unanimous decision loss to Rhonda Luna (17-4-2, 2 KOs) with a thrilling ten round split decision victory before a capacity crowd of 1,482 in main event action for Fight Club OC at The Hangar at the OC Fairgrounds. Morales started the fight strong with a clean first round knockdown by way of a left hook that landed flush on Luna who was able to shake it off and continue. Morales and Luna would engage in toe to toe action for the remainder of the bout with Morales winning the majority of the exchanges, many of which brought the crowd to their feet.

Following the final bell, as is Fight Club OC tradition after a tremendous fight, fans showed their appreciation by tossing paper money into the ring to reward the fighters for their spirited fight. (more…)



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Santa Cruz ready for Terrazas

samtacruz300bjm
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Former IBF bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (24-0-1, 14 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California is looking to once again turn heads in the boxing world. He will attempt to win his second world title when he challenges WBC super bantamweight champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (37-2-1, 27 KOs) at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California on August 24 on Showtime Championship Boxing.

“It’s going great since my last fight in May. I rested one week I came back to the gym,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com. (more…)



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo’s Summer Series was the #1 boxing program on Spanish-language television for total viewers

Telemundo Media’s broadcast of the “Boxeo Telemundo” summer series ranked #1 among major Spanish-language networks averaging 342,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. “Boxeo Telemundo” delivered 23 percent more total viewers than Unimas’ “Solo Boxeo”, surpassed TV Azteca’s “Boxeo Azteca” by 155 percent and Fox Deportes’ “Golden Boy Mexico” by 418 percent. “Boxeo Telemundo” obtained its highest audience of the year compared to its spring series, with its fall series yet to come starting in September.

Boxeo Telemundo’s highest rated telecast during the summer series was registered on June 28 as Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera defeated Cosme Rivera in Kissimmee, Florida, averaging nearly half a million total viewers (476,000 P2+) and 243,000 among adults 18-49. Boxeo Telemundo, the oldest running boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, featured a total of four fights during its summer series between June 21 and July 12. Rene Giraldo and Jessi Losada called the action from Mexico City, Kissimmee and Tampa, interacting with fans on social media throughout the season.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

IBF superbantam champ Jhonatan Romero talks about former gang life and his upcoming title defense against Spain’s Kiko Martinez. More

Find out why the upcoming Chicago boxing card at the Cell is a “blast from the past.” More

Tavoris Cloud, reunited with trainer Al Bonanni, prepares for a comeback. More

Is a showdown between Bernardo Hopkins and Nathan Cleverly close? More



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Andre Berto’s shoulder surgery is successful

Andre Berto underwent successful surgery with highly-respected physician, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles to repair a ruptured subscapularis tendon in his right shoulder. Dr. ElAttrache declared the surgery a success following the three and a half hour operation, during which he discovered that Berto had completely torn the tendon from top to bottom.

During his post operative visit with Berto, he explained that the severity of the tear prevented him from being able to punch with any type of power with his right hand as well as fully lift his arm to protect himself from incoming punches. Berto is slated to begin rehabilitation in approximately six weeks and could resume boxing training in as soon as four months.

“I am happy to have the surgery behind me and hear that everything went well,” Berto said. “I’m going to rest up and focus all my energy on my recovery so that I can return to the ring full force in 2014.”

The former two-time world champion sustained the tendon tear in the second round of his July 27th match-up with Jesus Soto-Karass in San Antonio.



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights From Chicago

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Andrzej Fonfara 173 vs. Gabriel Campillo 175
(IBF light heavyweight world title eliminator)
Mike Mollo 226 vs. Artur Szpilka 233
Adrian Granados 140 vs. Mark Salser 138
Paul Littleton 160 vs. Louis Turner 159
Junior Wright 195 vs. Nick Kisner 199
Trinidad Garcia 164 vs. Ramiro Bueno 165
Kristin Gearhart 138 vs. Amanda Cooper 138

Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Promoter: Round 3 Productions, 8 Count, Warriors
TV: ESPN2
More photos…



August 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Video: Geale-Barker final press conference

IBF middleweight champion, Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KOs) and top contender Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KOs), speak at final press conference. Geale will defend his middleweight title live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT this Saturday August 17, live from the Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets prices start at $30 and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Liakhovich protesting loss to Wilder; cites illegal rabbit punch just before getting knocked out

wilderillegalpunch300Photo: Michael Snyder/The Desert Sun

Former World Boxing Organization (“WBO”) Heavyweight Champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich is filing a formal protest, regarding the final outcome of his fight last Friday night against undefeated Deontay Wilder, due to illegal punches that led to him being knocked out at 1:43 of the first round at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Liakhovich’s advisor, Attorney Anthony Cardinale, is preparing the formal protest to file with the California State athletic Commission, seeking the outcome be ruled a no contest.

“My goal for going public is to expose Wilder and show people what really happened because it was difficult to clearly see his illegal punches on television due to the camera placement and how quickly it happened,” Liakhovich explained. “I also feel that I disappointed a lot of people who believed in me and I feel it’s important to explain what happened to them. Wilder’s people are sending out press releases to hype him up, even more, so it’s very important for me to expose him for what he is and how he fights.” (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Manny Siaca heart condition, 5 days in intensive care, Sherrington fight off

Former WBA super middleweight champion Manny Siaca has this morning withdrawn from his scheduled September 20 clash with current WBF middleweight champion and WBO world ranked Les “Lock N Load” Sherrington. Siaca, withdrew from the fight after developing a heart condition. “Manny has told me he has just spent five days in intensive care with a heart condition and has supplied a doctors report,” said Sherrington’s trainer and manager Brendon Smith. “Manny is a warrior and we would like to wish him and his family all the best in a full recovery.” (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Diaz-DeJesus Laredo Press Conference Pics

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

City of Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas (ctr) welcomes (L-R) Dennis Shafikov, former 2-time world champion Juan ‘El Torito’ Diaz, Adailton DeJesus, U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez and Alex Saucedo during a press conference to announce their upcoming exciting fights on Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card televised on the UniMas network, Saturday, August 17 from the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo,Texas.

Diaz from Houston, will take on big punching DeJesus of Brazil in the main event and Ramirez will be featured in a 6-round rumble with Mike Maldonado. Undefeated (31-0-1) Shafikov of Russia will face Santos Benavides and Saucedo of Oklahoma City will battle Ramon Pena of Mexico.

More pics…



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

First-ever live pro boxing event in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s first-ever live professional boxing event will take place October 17 at the 5,000-seat capacity du Forum located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The event will be promoted by Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd in association with Europe’s Top Team and will feature the two-time British heavyweight champion and Iron Mike Tyson conqueror, Danny Williams (46-11), Moroccan welterweight Said Ouali (29-4) and Dubai’s Mohammad Ali Bayat (3-0), all against opponents to be announced.

Previous professional boxing events in the United Arab Emirates have all been hosted in Dubai with the only exception being a fight card held on March 29, 2013 at the Sharjah Sports Stadium, in Sharjah, when Dubai’s Mohammed Ali Bayat Farid (3-0) faced Turkey’s Shahin Aras in a six-rounder. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Staples Center ticket refund information for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera

Information on a new date and new venue for the postponed bout between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera will be announced shortly. Ticket holders for the original September 7 date at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles will be offered a refund at the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased from AXS via Purchase By Phone or through www.axs.com, refunds will be received automatically via AXS. Tickets purchased from the STAPLES Center box office can be refunded there, beginning today, Thursday, August 15, 2013. Those who purchased tickets at any other outlet should reach out to that original point of purchase and contact them directly for a refund.



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Danny O’Connor headlining September 12 Fight To Educate in Manchester, NH

Light welterweight prospect Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (21-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring Thursday night, September 12, to headline the 12th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am boxing event, at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Mares, Gonzalez, Terrazas, Santa Cruz Quick Quotes

WBC featherweight world champion Abner Mares, former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, former IBF bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz and WBC super bantamweight world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas held a media conference call to discuss their upcoming August 24 world title showdowns taking place at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Abner Mares: I’m one of the elite and I have to beat Jhonny. I can’t lose. He’s tough, experienced and I’ll gain a lot from this fight.

Jhonny Gonzalez: I’m 100% motivated. He’s the best and it motivates me to regain the title. I know Abner Mares will be prepared. It’ll be an explosive fight.

Victor Terrazas: Leo Santa Cruz is younger and strong, but I’m ready. The one that prepares the best will come off with the win.

Leo Santa Cruz: I want that title. I want to win and I will give it everything I have to give the fans a great show.



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

IBF replaces Larry Holmes’ missing belt

IBF President Daryl Peoples and IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker visited former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at his restaurant, Champ’s Corner Bar & Grill, in Easton, Pennsylvania to present him with a commemorative world title belt.

During the visit Holmes explained that his original belt was never returned when he lost his title to Michael Spinks on April 19, 1986. His publicist, Jay Newman, contacted the organization inquiring whether the belt could be replaced. Larry Holmes was presented with the current version of the world title belt engraved to commemorate the date he fought for the organization’s title. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

UFC

TUF: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Cast Revealed

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, history will be made as the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, makes its debut on America’s new sports network, FOX Sports 1. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No.1 title contender Miesha Tate serve as coaches in the first ever season to feature women as coaches and cast members. The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate kicks off with a two-hour premiere beginning at 10 p.m. ET. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Miguel Vasquez training for sixth title defense

titere_zanfer
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Zanfer

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vasquez (33-3, 13KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico is gearing up for his next fight against Panama’s Ammeth Diaz (32-11, 23KOs). Vasquez vs. Diaz will take place Saturday September 28 at the Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico for Vasquez IBF lightweight title. Fightnews.com talked to the IBF lightweight champion at the Ponce de Leon Boxing Bym in Montebello, California.

“Right now we are preparing for my next fight which is September 28 against Ammeth Diaz, another mandatory challenger, and it’s time to open up my training camp,” Vasquez told Fightnews.com. “We have already fought, this is a rematch against him. I beat him the first time in my hometown.”

Not only beat him, Vasquez totally dominated the Panamanian fighter scoring a knockdown en route to a 120-107, 120-107, 119-108 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

Feature Story

Dulorme continues comeback this Saturday on HBO Latino!

Photos by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Thomas Dulorme (18-1, 13 KOs) continues his road to redemption as he goes for his third consecutive win on August 17th against Francisco Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KOs) at the Revel Casino-Hotel, Atlantic City.

Last year Dulorme was considered a sure-shot prospect and Puerto Rico’s fastest rising star. Dulorme showed the power, speed and poise that reminded some of his countryman of the great Felix “Tito” Trinidad. Unfortunately, the title of heir apparent was emphatically shattered on October 27, 2012, when Dulorme stepped up against Argentinean strongman Carlos “El Potro” Abregu for the vacant WBC International welterweight title. (more…)



August 15th, 2013

UFC

UFC Fight Night Fantasy Preview – Part I

The UFC will land in Boston this weekend for the second time in the promotion’s history when UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen helps launch the first day of the new FOX Sports 1 network, and what’s on tap could be one of the biggest non-Pay-Per-View cards ever to grace the small screen . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

. . . . .

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 15th, 2013




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.










+1 us on