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Richard Towers 233.7 vs. Lucas Browne 251.4
Tommy Coyle 134.25 vs. John Simpson 134.5
Rendall Munroe 131.25 vs. Pavels Senkovs 131
Curtis Woodhouse 145.6 vs. Lewis van Poetsch 145.5
Luke Campbell 134.4 vs. Lee Connelly 134.5
Samir Mouneimne 125.5 vs. Josh Warrington 125.1
Venue: Hull Ice Arena, Hull, England
Photo: Soobum Im/Golden Boy
An enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of boxing fans turned out for an to the public press conference on the floor of the Alamodome Thursday as Golden Boy Promotions formally announced DANGER ZONE, headlined by a highly anticipated matchup between undefeated WBA welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) and former WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday, December 14.
Adrian Broner: After I f**k him up on December 14, I’m willing to fight anybody. I don’t care. You can switch trainers all you want. You can train a different way. That sh*t ain’t gonna win you a fight. Skills win you fights. This is an individual sport. You can go lift weights with your teeth. You can go push cars for two months. That sh*t ain’t gonna help you in the ring man. I’m blessed. I got the skills to pay the bills and I got enough will, my last name could be Smith.
I don’t know if he’s faking that he doesn’t speak English. But after December 14, he’s gonna speak English and I don’t think the fight is going the full twelve rounds. I’m going for the knockout…The Argentine fighters are strong for six rounds. They can’t go much past six. This fight is over shortly after the sixth. (more…)
WBA #2 heavyweight Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz (19-0, 16 KOs) will no longer appear on the November 26 co-feature of the Golden Boy Live! show at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The only explanation was that Ortiz will now be moved to a later date to be announced. The undefeated Cuban heavyweight was also pulled off the October 16 card at the Steel Stacks Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem, Pennslyvania. Ortiz’ lofty WBA #2 rating could land him a fight for the now vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title.
Replacing Ortiz is unbeaten bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero, who will be heading east for his Florida debut against local southpaw, Jessy Cruz in the new 10-round co-main event leading up to heavyweight Antonio Tarver’s comeback fight against Mike Sheppard.
A couple weeks back, the UFC 166 event in Houston garnered a boatload of accolades for the consistent quality of the fights from top to bottom, and rightfully so, with Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez warring for three rounds, Cain Velasquez retaining his heavyweight title with a win over a game Junior Dos Santos in their rubber match, Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman battling it out, and a host of knockouts igniting the crowd at the Toyota Center . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
The final press conference was held Thursday for Saturday’s WBO flyweight eliminator between Hernán “Tyson” Márquez (36-3, 23 KOs) and Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (30-3-1, 26 KOs) at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Hermosillo, Mexico. The bout will be televised on UniMas.
Hernan Marquez: “I did the best preparation for a long time, I feel strong, fast, and I’m on weight and very motivated for this fight at home. We will box with determination but with intelligence, I’ll explode Segura’s errors and we will leave with my arm raised, maybe even by knockout.”
Giovanni Segura: “We know who Tyson Marquez is, so we prepared and I say again it will be a war for the duration of the fight and the fans will be the winners because they will see a great fight. I’ll have the public against me, but inside the ring it’s just him and me and I hope to win round after round.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Costa Rican WBA interim super featherweight champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez would like to lure either Daniel Ponce de Leon or Juan Manuel Lopez to Costa Rica for his first title defense. According to the source there have been discussions with representatives of both former world champions. Vasquez regained the vacant title on Saturday with a technical decision over René González in Hatillo, Costa Rica.
The professional boxing event that was scheduled for Friday night November 15th at Harrahs Philadelphia has been postponed due to various fallouts and injuries to fighters. “Over the last few days, several of the fights and fighters fell out due to injuries and other circumstances,” said promoter Joey Eye. “With just over two weeks from the date of the show, we could have saved it but the show would not be up to the standard that we want to put on for our many loyal fans. We already have commitments from some of those fighters plus I already may have a terrific main event in mind for our January event, so we will keep everyone posted until then” Updates and dates for 2014 will be announced shortly.
Former IBF bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell will set out on a new path to a world title shot on the undercard of Carl Froch’s mammoth WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defense against George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on November 23, live on AWE and AWEtv.com. The Doncaster boxer will be in action for the first time since beating Julio Ceja to win the vacant IBF bantamweight title in May. The 27-year-old was recently stripped of his title by the IBF for missing a deadline to make his mandatory defense.
The stacked bill also features Scott Quigg’s WBA Super Bantamweight title defense. Liverpool pair Stephen Smith and Rocky Fielding are both in action, Martin Gethin defends his British lightweight title against Anthony Crolla and Olympic Gold medallist Luke Campbell MBE fights for the fourth time as a pro.
A Joe Louis exhibit opens Nov. 13 at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library in Atlanta, GA. More
Garth Wood will face Martin Murray in a WBA interim middleweight fight in Sydney on Dec. 11. More
Will former light-heavyweight champ Nathan Cleverly still pack a punch at cruiserweight? More
An organization entitled the National Amputee Boxing Association in San Antonio, Texas, will help amputees learn the sport of boxing. More
By Karl Freitag
Mayweather Promotions’ December 6 ShoBox tripleheader has landed at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The boxing card is headlined by middleweight J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KOs), super featherweight Mickey Bey Jr. (18-1-1, 9 KOs) and super middleweight Badou Jack (15-0-1, 10 KOs) against opponents to be named.
By Gabriel F.Cordero
A source revealed to Fightnews.com that Cuban WBA lightweight world champion Richard Abril has suffered an ankle injury that will prevent him from defending his crown against Venezuelan two-division former world champion Jorge Linares on November 10 in Tokyo, Japan. According to our information, Abril has an inflamed right ankle and has been advised by doctors to rest for several days. The fight possibly could be rescheduled on December 7 or December 31.
By Jose Santiago
Undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) discusses his November 9th HBO showdown with 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight championship.
Photos: Soobum Im – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Adrien Broner: “Maidana is one-dimensional and not in my league. I’m a Ferrari and he’s a go-kart and my fans will see that in my return to Texas. It’s been over four years since I’ve fought there and I’m going to put on a show. Watch me light Maidana up like a Christmas tree on Dec. 14.”
Marcos Maidana: “Everyone knows that Broner has a big mouth, but that doesn’t bother me, because his mouth can’t fight for him. Whether he has the guts to stand in front of me or if he runs I’ll definitely go for the KO and either way, I’m leaving the ring with the belt.”
WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and former WBA Junior Welterweight Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana will collide December 14th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. photos
Photo: Herby Whyne
The kick-off press conference for the big Jean Pascal vs Lucian Bute bout took place at the center ice of Bell Centre in Montreal. They collide January 18 in the same arena.
Bute announced that he will train for this bout in Montreal, rather than Florida where he usually prepares. Pascal will train in Las Vegas.
Both fighters agreed to abide by WADA anti-doping. Undercard bouts will be announced after the November 30 in Quebec City, headlined by WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson against mandatory challenger Tony Bellew.
Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia poses at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy Tuesday in preparation for his upcoming world championship fight against two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez, Saturday, November 9 from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios poses with Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and actor Kevin Hart during media day at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy Tuesday in preparation for his upcoming world championship fight against Superstar Manny Pacquiao. Hart, stars as a savvy boxing promoter in the upcoming movie “Grudge Match” opening in December. Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.
Report and video by Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens had their final press conference Thursday at The Refinery Hotel—Rooftop Lounge in New York City for their clash Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Curtis Stevens: Abel [Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez who has repeatedly stated that Golovkin will KO Stevens] is writing a check that Gennady can’t cash. Come Saturday I’m gonna f**k Gennady up.
Gennady Golovkin: I have just one question for Stevens. Are you serious right now?
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
According to Anne Wolfe, jr. middleweight contender James Kirkland, 31-1, 27KOs, could be coming home. She is set to meet with Kirkland this week at her gym. Wolfe stated, “Yes it’s true… I turned my phone off so many calls… James Kirkland is coming to the gym tomorrow or Friday to talk with me about training him.” Kirkland recently signed a promotional agreement with 50 Cent and his company SMS Promotions. Many believe Wolfe is the best fit for Kirkland as she is a very strong disciplinarian which is what Kirkland seems to need.
A pair of unbeaten lightweight prospects are scheduled to clash in the much coveted co-feature slot on the next edition of Fight Night on NBC, on November 16th. Philadelphian Karl Dargan (13-0, 7 KOs) faces Long Island, NY southpaw Michael Brooks (10-0-1, 2 KOs) at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, NY. The eight round bout will be nationally televised just before the main event, a 12-round heavyweight contest between Tomasz Adamek, 49-2, 29 KOs, and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 15-0-1, 11 KOs. The fight will be broadcast as the co-feature during a special afternoon presentation of the popular NBC boxing series beginning 2:30 PM ET.
Video and report: Przemek Garczarczyk
Great Britain’s Ola Afolabi, one of the world’s top cruiserweights, who currently makes Los Angeles his home, talks about fighting Poland’s Lukasz Janik (25-1, 15 KO) for the IBO championship belt on the undercard of Saturday’s Golovkin-Stevens fight.
“Lucky Look” did not waste any time in New York, working hard for two hours at Manhattan’s Mendez Boxing Gym. “I have too much energy. I’m ready to break some doors with my fists,” said Janik. “This is the most important fight of my life and I’m ready to deliver.”
The two sons and nephew of the legendary champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, known as the “Hawk’s Flock” will take on the primary Argentinean sparring partners of middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in separate bouts on December 7 at the 20,000-seat Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes (Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium) in Cordoba, Argentina. In the 10-round middleweight main event, Julius “The Chef” Jackson (16-0, 12 KOs) will face Marcos Hector Vergara (28-3, 21 KOs). Also in featured 10-round bouts will be promising super welterweight John “Dah Rock” Jackson (17-1, 14 KOs) taking on Carlos Adan “El Malevo” Jerez (37-16-3, 18 KOs) and super welterweight Samuel “The Hunter” Rogers (14-0, 8 KOs) going against Guillermo Suarez (14-3, 4 KOs). The card is promoted by Sampson Boxing, Tello-Box, and 340 Boxing.
He is the man that started it all, winning three bouts in one night on November 12, 1993 to win the first UFC tournament and basically give birth to a new sport in the United States. 20 years later, Royce Gracie looks at the UFC’s past and present . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Unbeaten heavyweight Richard Towers (14-0, 11 KOs) is determined to prove a point to British fight fans when he faces fellow unbeaten Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (17-0, 15 KOs) in Hull on Saturday night. Despite not engaging in a paid fight for almost 17 months, Towers is adamant that he is free of ring rust. In the past few months he’s sparred a who’s who of top level heavyweights and he feels that will give him the edge.
“Since my last fight I’ve sparred Wladimir Klitschko for five weeks, I’ve sparred David Haye for six weeks, I’ve sparred Chisora, Pianeta and Mike Perez. I feel like I’ve picked bits up along the way and I’m ready to execute that now.” (more…)
Undefeated prospect Joebert “Little Pacman” Alvarez of the Philippines recently signed with Tuto Zabala’s Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc and is ready for his US invasion. Alvarez 23, of General Santos City is ranked #10 WBO and #11 WBA and had a stay busy fight last Saturday, October 26 at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paraneque City, Philippines where he stopped Ronerex Dalut in the second round and improved his record to 13-0-1, 6 KOs.
As soon as his work visa is ready he will travel to the United States in a couple of weeks to train under the tutelage of Nonito Donaire Sr. and manager Vinny Scolpino and join stablemate WBO #8, WBA #10 bantamweight contender Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait (19-1-2-12 KO’s) who recently stopped Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia in 1 making a successful debut on the Boxeo Telemundo series.
“We are excited to have signed a young good prospect in “Little Pacman” and be able to work with Nonito Sr. and Vinny, we have a perfect team and look forward to a world title bid in the near future,” said promoter Zabala.
By Karl Freitag
Unbeaten WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) is a heavy favorite to defeat Curtis Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) when they collide Saturday night topping the big K2 card in the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Various online sportsbooks have “GGG” as a -900 to -1500 favorite, while Stevens ranges from +500 to +1000. Odds have been holding steady all week.
Maybe more interesting is the over/under set at 6.5 rounds, over is +220, under is -260. Seems hard to imagine Golovkin-Stevens going the distance.
The intriguing co-feature between unbeaten heavyweights Magomed Abdusalamov (18=0, 10 KOs) and Mike Perez (19-0, 12 KOs) is a pick ‘em fight.
Also, in an IBO cruiserweight world title bout, Ola Afolabi (19-3-4, 9 KOs) is a -450 to -800 pick to defeat Lukasz Janik (26-1, 14 KOs), whose backers can get +300 to +450.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Former world champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KOs) of Armenia is eager and ready for his rematch against former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs). Darchinyan will get his shot at redemption when he takes on Donaire next Saturday November 9 the American Bank Center in Corpus Christy, Texas as part of a big HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader.
“This is an important fight for me. I am training good. I will be in the best shape,” Darchinyan promised when Fightnews.com caught up with him at the Glendale Fight Club in Glendale, California. The 2000 Armenian Olympian turned pro shortly after the Olympics and launched his pro career in Australia. He has been training in Glendale for the last two months.
“Everything is good, I am very happy with my training. We have 9 more days. This is the moment,” Darchinyan said about his training camp. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBA #10 Garth Wood (12-3-1, 8 KOs) is confident he can cause a major upset on December 11 when he clashes with WBA #1 Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA interim middleweight crown at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Wood’s most impressive ring performance was in 2010 when he scored a KO in five rounds over former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine. “My fight with Martin Murray will be a war,” said Wood. “But I am going to win the war!” (more…)
By Kelly Swanson
After 20 years publicizing some of the top names in boxing and experiencing every aspect of those fighters’ lives outside of the ring, I have decided it is time for me to see what it is like for them inside the ring too. On Saturday, November 16, for one night and one fight only, I am going to enter the squared circle and fight my butt off for a great cause. I have signed up to be a part the Fighters 4 Life Showcase, a special night of charity fights at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. The event will raise money for Gleason’s Give a Kid a Dream. The program, started in 1991, gives disadvantaged and at-risk youth the opportunity to work with a professional trainer, learn boxing and help themselves see their way to a better life. (more…)
Has the David Tua-Alexander Ustinov delay benefited or hindered the Belarusian? More
The L.A. Times looks at Nonito Donaire, post-Rigondeaux. More
Report/photos: Przemek Garczarczyk
WBO/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Curtis “Showtime/Kryptonite” Stevens attended the New York Knicks opening night on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Both walked the “blue carpet” as special guests before their highly anticipated clash on Saturday at the “Theater” inside the same arena.
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Headlining fighters for “Poder vs. Poder” (Power vs. Power) drew hundreds of fight fans to a meet and greet event on Wednesday at the Municipal Market. Hernan “Tyson” Marquez, Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura, David “Tornado” Sanchez, Jean Piero Perez and Miguel Berchelt spent more than an hour with the people, signing autographs and posing for pictures with who requested them. “Tyson” Marquez (36-3-0, 26 KOs) will face Giovani Segura (30-3-1, 26 KOs) with the winner to face Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada for the WBO world championship in early 2014. The bout will be televised on UniMas. (more…)
On November 30th at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, King’s Boxing will present two WBU title bouts. In the ten round co-feature, WBA #10 rated heavyweight Travis Kauffman (26-1, 19 KOs) will take on Manuel Quezada (29-7, 18 KOs) for the WBU intercontinental belt. In the main event, Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-1, 12 KOs) will take on Irishman Lee Mertagh (33-15-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds for the WBU middleweight belt. (more…)
The officials have been assigned for this Saturday night’s WBA/IBO Middleweight World Championship between boxing’s fastest rising superstar, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and top rated contender Curtis Stevens at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” and LIVE on HBO. The referee for the middleweight world title bout will be Harvey Dock (NY) and the judges of the fight will be Michael Pernick (FL), Max DeLuca (CA) and John Poturaj (NJ).
For the clash between undefeated heavyweight fighters, Mike “The Rebel” Perez and Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov the referee will be Benjy Esteves. Judges for the HBO televised co-feature will be Julie Lederman, John Stewart and Don Trella. Abdusalamov will be defending his WBC US-NBC Heavyweight Title.
In the 12-round IBO Cruiserweight World Championship between Ola Afolabi and Lukasz Janik, the referee will be Earl Brown. The judges will be Waleska Roldan, Jerry Roth and Joseph Pasquale.
Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Former multi-world champion Roy Jones Jr., 56-8, 40 KOs, and rough-and-tumble journeyman Bobby Gunn, 21-5-1, 18 KOs, met at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia to announce their fight for the WBU world cruiserweight title. The event was presented by legendary matchmaker Don Elbaum. The scheduled 12-round bout is slated to for Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia.
“We’re here to announce a 12-round fight between former world champion Roy Jones Jr. and the world bare-knuckle champion Bobby Gunn for the WBU cruiserweight championship,” said Don Elbaum. “December 4th, at the Armory, that’s a Wednesday. It’s going to be a thrilling night.” (more…)
Report/photos/video by Przemek Garczarczyk
WBO/IBO middleweight champion Gennadyi “GGG” Golovkin (27-0, 25 KOs) was smiling a little bit less and title challenger Curtis Stevens was confident as always at the Wednesday media training at the new Chase Square at Madison Square Garden in New York City. “GGG” presented fans and reporters with shadow boxing and Curtis Stevens did some pads with his trainer, but both of them cannot wait to be in the ring.
“I can fight him, I can box him, makes no difference to me,” said Golovkin, with his trainer Abel Sanchez adding “In the end the outcome will be the same – Gennady will knock him out.”
Stevens praised his training camp and his preparation for the November 2 fight. “I’m not scared of him, not at all,” repeated Stevens. “I asked for this fight so why should I be worried?” (more…)
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