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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Alex Saucedo 141.6 vs. Clarence Booth 142.6 Andy Vences 130.2 vs. Yardley Suarez 132 Toka Kahn Clary 127 vs. ...

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Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

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Boxing News

Warrington defeats Tubieron

Photos: Scott J. Raven

Unbeaten featherweight Josh Warrington (21-0, 4 KOs) claimed the WBC International featherweight title in a world title eliminator against durable Filipino Dennis Tubieron (19-4-2, 8 KOs) with a wide points win in front of a huge hometown crowd on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Warrington pummelled the game visitor for vast swathes of the fight, but he could not put Tubieron away as the 25 year old provided the stiffest resistance possible and also troubled Warrington at times with hard shots of his own. The Leeds star was well on top though in front of his adoring and vocal support, and while both men heard the final bell, Warrington was awarded the win 119-109, 119-110 and 119-109 on the judges’ scorecards.

Unbeaten super featherweight Martin Joseph Ward (11-0-2, 6 KOs) was victorious when Maxi Hughes (13-2-2, 2 KOs) remained on his stool after round five. The bout was for the vacant WBC International 126lb belt.

Welterweight Tyrone Nurse (31-2, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Liam Taylor (11-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds by scores of 97-93, 97-92 and 98-92.

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April 11th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Krakow Main: Cro Cop Stops Gonzaga

It wasn’t as good as scoring a head kick knockout, but Mirko Cro Cop still got a satisfying measure of revenge to kick off his third stint in the UFC Saturday, as he stopped Gabriel Gonzaga in the third round of the UFC Fight Night main event at Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Manuwa wins, Maryna dazzles

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Newark is live on FOX on Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 11th, 2015


Boxing News

Peterson must win tonight to retain title

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment


By Karl Freitag

While tonight’s showdown between IBF world jr welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia will be a non-title, non-unification fight, Peterson’s IBF title is still on the line – for him. If Peterson loses tonight in an NBC-televised fight in Brooklyn, the IBF has confirmed that the 140lb title will become vacant.

Peterson has every intention of coming out victorious. “Danny’s talk makes no difference to me,” he said this week. “I think I’m even more confident than him and I’ll get the victory Saturday night and that will be that. The stakes are high. This can definitely push me to the next level in this boxing game. I’ve been at the top for a while but there’s a difference between being at the top and being an elite fighter. I think this will solidify me as an elite fighter.”

In other Peterson news, the New York State Athletic Commission has forced him to trim that impressive beard he had growing.



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Asis stops McKenzie; Bennett halts Barboza

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian based Filipino, Jack Asis (33-18-5, 18 KOs) stopped Kye McKenzie (14-1, 12 KOs) in round eight of a scheduled twelve round IBO 130 pound world title bout at Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Referee Gary Dean saved McKenzie from further punishment at 1-28 of round eight when the Australian could not defend himself. The fight had been contested on even terms but in round eight Asis gained control and had McKenzie in trouble.

WBO #9 140 pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 28 KOs) stopped Pablo Martin Barboza (23-5, 9 KOs) in round five of scheduled ten round bout. Bennett was the aggressor from opening bell and at :22 of round five referee John Gauchi crowned the Australian after the Argentinian was counted out after being dropped by a body shot. The 41-year-old Bennett failed to make the 135 pound weight limit so the vacant IBO title was not up for grabs as originally was scheduled.

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April 11th, 2015


Boxing News

Weights from Barnsville, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Antonio Conigliaro 119 vs. Ricky Lacefield 117
Jonathan Acosta 139 vs. Jordan Morales 141
Nicholas Hernandez 151 vs. Alfred Hall 146

Venue: Lakeside Inn in Barnsville, PA
Promoter: A&D Promotions



April 11th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Krakow Prelims: Edwards Wins Big

British banger Leon Edwards wasted little time ending his UFC Fight Night bout against American veteran Seth Baczynski Saturday at Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland, needing just eight seconds to pick up the knockout victory, the second fastest in welterweight history . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Newark is live on FOX on Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Austion Shuts Out Bell, But Disappoints

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Detroit welterweight Ronnie Austion (9-0) came out for the fifth round against Memphis’ Dedrick Bell, as if he was going to do something: he backed his man, (12-23-1) against the ropes and threw some punches with bad intentions. Nothing much landed, but at least he showed some aggression, until then absent. But then Austion backed off, settling into a predictable pattern that said, “Okay, if you’re not going to fire back on me, I won’t jump into your case.”

The rest of round five and the rest of the fight assumed the pattern of the first four rounds: two defensive boxers posing, feinting, hoping the other wouldn’t venture a punch. At least this was the impression left with this observer and the crowd in general, which was small and cheered less than any in recent memory.

From the opening bell, the two boxers stalked one another, venturing little in a distance between them that bespoke caution. Many fights start this way–for a round, sometimes two, but for the whole contest of eight rounds? I scored the “fight” 8-0 for the homeboy and the judges concurred with the exception that Dan Graschuck gave Bell a round. (more…)



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

O’Connor obliterates Clark

Local welterweight favorite Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (25-2, 9 KOs) needed just 73 seconds to destroy former #1 rated contender Michael Clark (44-13, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts. A right hand finished the 41-year-old Clark, who dropped his fifth straight, all by KO. O’Connor is expected back in action next month.



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Sturm denies trying to hire a hitman for contract killing of former promoter

Bizarre news out of Germany. Authorities in Cologne are reportedly investigating former world champion Felix Sturm and his manager Roland Bebak for allegedly trying to hire a hitman for 20,000 Euros to kill Sturm’s former promoter Ahmet Oner. Sturm, who is training for a WBA super middleweight title fight next month, denied the charge. “This story is contrived to hurt me,” Sturm told the Cologne Express. “Roland and I are being blackmailed. Nothing else. Everyone knows the criminal record of Mr. Oner. The story is ridiculous!” Bebak told the Express that a third man, allegedly a friend of heavyweight Manuel Charr, tried to entice him to say negative things about Oner while secretly recording the conversation. Police have confirmed that an investigation is ongoing.



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Salido-Martinez: Repeat or Revenge?

Three times Mexican star Orlando “Siri” Salido has fought on the island of Puerto Rico, and three times he has stopped local favorites, most prominent of which are two brutal KOs of the much loved Juanma Lopez in world title fights. Overall, Salido is 5-0 with 4 KOs against Puerto Ricans. He hopes to extend that streak tonight when he returns to the island to defend his WBO super featherweight title against Boriqua hero and former world champion Rocky Martinez.

Oddsmakers have Salido as a slight favorite at -125. Martinez backers can get +105. Martinez, two years younger at 32, is looking to win the WBO super featherweight belt for the third time.

Officials are referee Jose Hiram Rivera (Puerto Rico) and judges Levi Martinez (USA), Jose Roberto Torres (Puerto Rico) and Rocky Young (USA).

“The War” Martinez vs. Salido is 12-round super featherweight bout for the WBO Super Featherweight Championship presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions, Inc and Golden Boy Promotions. The Pay-Per-View event broadcast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Kalenga: I thought I clearly won the fight

Cruiserweight contender Youri “El Toro” Kalenga has commented on his loss to WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev on Friday night in Moscow, Russia. “I tip my hat to Lebedev, he’s a great fighter and perhaps I’ll get another chance to face him,” said Kalenga. “He’s without question the toughest fighter I’ve faced but I thought I clearly won the fight.”



April 11th, 2015

UFC

Gabriel Gonzaga: Eight Years Later

It was the year everything changed for Gabriel Gonzaga. Whether he wins another 20 fights or loses another 20, he will always know that if not for a singular moment in April of 2007, none of it would have been possible . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Krakow is live on UFC Fight Pass TODAY at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez defeats Afolabi, wins IBF interim cruiserweight title

In a war, Victor “El Tyson Del Abasto” Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Ola “Kryptonite” Afolabi (21-4-4, 10 KOs) to claim the IBF interim cruiserweight title on Friday night at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club in Benavídez, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ramirez launched a ferocious attack over the first four rounds that Afolabi fended off. Afolabi came on in the middle rounds, but Ramirez took back the initiative down the stretch. Afolabi landed a low blow in round eleven and was deducted TWO points by referee Pete Podgorski. Scores were 115-111, 115-111, 116-111.

Afolabi was originally scheduled to face IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Hernandez on December 6, 2014 before the fight was cancelled with Hernandez suffering a training injury one week before the fight. With Hernandez injured, the IBF mandated the Afolabi/Ramirez bout as an ‘interim’ title bout with Hernandez to face the winner upon his recovery.



April 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Galarza, Khytrov, Derevyanchenko victorious

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Local junior middleweight Frank Galarza defeated Belgium’s Sheldon Moore on Friday night at the Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, New York. After an uneven two rounds Galarza broke through in the third with a left hook that badly rocked Moore. Moore quickly backed up and the crowd roared. Sensing an ability to end the fight, Galarza quickly moved in, connected with a combination and dropped Moore onto the seat of his pants and under the ring apron. Referee Benji Esteves began to perform a count but Moore couldn’t rise in time, earning Galarza the win at the 1:41 mark of the frame.

The fight was the main event of a ten-bout card, the last three of which were featured on Showtime’s “SHOBox” series.

Galarza is now 17-0-2 with 11 wins inside the distance. Despite being inactive in the opening rounds, his power is deceiving. It certainly deceived Moore, now 13-3-1 (9 KO’s), who appeared to be gaining confidence right up until the moment he was knocked out.

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168-pounder Levgen Khytrov came forward for eight rounds against Aaron Coley in hopes of securing a stoppage and while he sometimes came close, the undefeated boxer ultimately had to settle for a wide decision win instead. Khytrov won the co-featured fight of the night via scores of 79-73 (twice) and 78-74. (more…)



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxcino 2015 tournament finals are set

The semifinals of ESPN’s Boxcino 2015 tournament took place at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Heavyweight Division
Andrey Fedosov (27-3, 22 KOs) scored a third round KO over Lenroy Thomas (19-4, 9 KOs). Fedosov recovered from a first round knockdown to put Thomas down in round three with a body shot and Thomas was counted out. Time was 1:01.

Donovan Dennis (14-2, 11 KOs) chopped down 6’7 Razvan Cojanu (13-2, 7 KOs) with a huge left hand to the jaw in round two. Cojanu went down and out at :59.

Fedosov faces Dennis in the final on May 22.

Junior Middleweight Division
Brandon Adams (17-1, 11 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Vito Gasparyan (15-4-5, 8 KOs). Gasparyan had a badly swollen left ear. Time was :35.

John Thompson (16-1, 5 KOs) won a close split decision over previously unbeaten Stanyslav Skorokhod (9-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 78-74 Thompson, 78-74 Skorokhod.

Adams faces Thompson in the final on May 22.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mazatlan

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Cesar Ceron

Pedro Guevara 106.70 vs Richard Claveras 106.70
(WBC light flyweight world title)

Yessica “Kika” Chávez 110 vs Norj Guro ??
Alberto Guevara 121.50 vs Jairo Hernández 125.40

Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples in Mazatlan, Sinaloa
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Salido and Martinez make weight

Photos/Video: Ivan Ojeda/PRBBP

Orlando ‘Siri’ Salido 129.9 vs. Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez 129.3
(WBO super featherweight title)

Jose Gonzalez 134.6 vs. Marvin Quintero 135.2
McWilliams Arroyo 111.6 vs. Victor Ruiz 111.8
Yoandris Salinas 124.1 vs. Martin Alvarado 126.2
John Karl Sosa 146.8 vs. Joaquin Chavez 142.6
Ryan Martin 138.9 vs. Miguel Soto 135
Zachary Ochoa 140.3 vs. Moises Rios 140.7
Jose Lopez 137 vs. Ray Rivera 134.7
Roy Mendez 112 vs. Alexis Diaz 108.5

Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
TV: PPV

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April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Lebedev defeats Kalenga to retain WBA cruiser belt

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over interim titleholder Youri Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. Challenge dropped Lebedev in round four, Lebedev floored Kalenga in round seven and generally did more to win by scores of 115-112, 115-112, 116-111.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Laredo, Texas

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Oscar Valdez Jr. 127.6 vs. Jose Ramirez 129.3
Esquiva Falcao 157.4 vs. Omar Rojas 156.2
Mayela Perez 108.2 vs. Cristina Fuentes 111.4
Felipe Cordova TBA vs. Luis Castro 139.3

Venue: Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas
Promoter Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Peter Quillin Statement

Peter Quillin: What can I say? I didn’t make weight. I want to apologize to Andy Lee and to all my supporters and fans. I made every effort to make weight but it just wasn’t meant to be and I have no one else to blame but myself. I may not win a title tomorrow but I still have a fight to win and I still plan to put on a good performance. I promise to use this as a learning experience for the future. God bless.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Escandon risks interim 122lb belt vs. “El Chucky” on Chavez-Fonfara undercard

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Interim WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Oscar Escandon (24-1, 16 KOs), of Tolima, Colombia, will make the first defense of his 122-pound title when he faces undefeated Moises “El Chucky” Flores (22-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 12-round main event live on SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Saturday, April 18 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Headlining the card, popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING debut when he meets dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT). (more…)



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Valdez-Ramirez is new UniMas headliner

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, will now headline Saturday night at the Laredo Energy Center in a bout that will be telecast nationally by Unimas in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series at 11:00 p.m. (East/Pacific). Valdez (15-0, 13 KOs) will take on Jose Ramirez (25-5-3, 15 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico in an eight round featherweight bout.

Moving into the TV opener is Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (8-0, 5 KOs) of Brazil who will take on Omar Rojas (3-2, 1 KO) of Kingville, Texas in a middleweight bout.

The original headliner, unbeaten super bantamweight Jesse Magdaleno (20-0, 15 KOs) had to have his next bout rescheduled to May 1 after opponent John Mark Apolinario (18-5-3, 5 KOs) of the Philippines failed to get a boxing license.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz on May-Pac undercard

As Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight night approaches, Mayweather Promotions announced today that undefeated Mexican superstar and current WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) will be featured on the three-fight pay-per-view televised undercard against an opponent to be determined.

“I’m extremely excited to put one of the most popular and exciting Mexican fighters in the world on the pay-per-view undercard of this historic event on Cinco De Mayo weekend,” said Mayweather, president of Mayweather Promotions. “I’m all about giving my loyal fans what they want. All the fans watching on fight night will be in for a great show when Leo Santa Cruz enters the ring.”

At the moment, the fight card looks like this:

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (WBC/WBA/WBO welter titles)
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez (WBO feather title)
Leo Santa Cruz vs. TBA (WBC super bantamweight title)

Jesse Hart vs. Mike Jimenez (vacant USBA super middleweight title)
Christopher Pearson vs. Said El Harrak (super welterweight)
Andrew Tabiti vs. TBA (cruiserweight)

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April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Mathews-Barroso approved for WBA interim belt

By Karl Freitag

After some shuffling of the various WBA lightweight world championships, Derry Mathews (37-9-2, 20 KOs) will now face Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs) for the WBA “interim” lightweight championship on April 18 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

To open up the title slot, current WBA “interim” lightweight champion Darleys Perez has been promoted to WBA “regular” lightweight champion. Current WBA “regular” lightweight champion Richar Abril has been named WBA lightweight “champion in recess.” Abril must return from “recess” status and face Perez for the “regular” title within 120 days or his “recess” status will be revoked.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Quillin can’t make weight; Lee to retain title

Andy Lee 159.6 vs. Peter Quillin 161.4
(Non-title middleweight)
Quillin was unable to make the weight, therefore the bout is a non-title affair and WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee’s title will not be on the line.

Danny Garcia 142.2 vs. Lamont Peterson 143
(Non-title welterweight)

Viktor Postol 143.8 vs. Jake Giuriceo 142.8
Luis Collazo 147.8 vs. Christopher Degollado 149
Felix Diaz 142 vs. Gabriel Bracero 142
Errol Spence Jr 146.6 vs. Samuel Vargas 146
Marcus Browne 174.8 vs. Aaron Pryor Jr 174.4
Prichard Colon 147.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 148.8
Heather Hardy 122 vs. Renata Domsodi 120.6
Ryan Burnett 118.8 vs. Stephon McIntyre 121.8

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: NBC



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Kudryashov destroys Palacios in 52 seconds

Chakhkiev brutally KOs Brudov; Duhaupas defeats WBC #9 Charr

Unbeaten WBC #5/WBA #6/IBF #12 cruiserweight Dmitry Kudryashov (17-0, 17 KOs) demolished former world title challenger and WBC #13 Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (23-3, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. A ferocious left hook ended the fight spectacularly with Palacios on the canvas out cold. Time was :52.

Cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev (22-1, 17 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over veteran contender Valery Brudov (42-6, 28 KOs) The big punching Chakhkiev dropped Brudov in round three. Brudov suffered a bad cut in round four and then Chakhkiev brutally laid him out.

In an upset, Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) stunned WBC #9 heavyweight Manuel Charr (27-3, 16 KOs) by ten round majority decision. Scores were 98-93, 98-93, 95-95. Duhaupas was busier.

Unbeaten super lightweight Eduard Troyanovsky (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a nice eighth round KO over Aik Shakhnazaryan (15-2, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO belt. A Troyanovsky right hand finished Shakhnazaryan.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Overweight Muranaka loses Japanese 112lb belt but defeats #1 Hayashi

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC#4/WBA#8/IBF#8/WBO#8 flyweight Suguru Muranaka (22-2, 7 KOs), weighing at 114.75 over the stipulated 112-pound limit, failed to pass the weigh-in prior to his third defense of the national belt and was obliged to forfeit his throne, but impressively defeated top contender Takuma Hayashi (25-3-2, 9 KOs), 112, by a unanimous decision (96-94 twice, 97-93) over ten heats on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Muranaka, unbeaten in last eight years, might be castigated with his failure in making the class limit despite being the defending champ, but once he appeared in the ring despite his dehydration, he showed his potential and finely outscored Hayashi thanks to his superior skills and smartness to overcome his careless mistake in his controlling the weight. The 29-year-old national champ, often sparring with Naoya “Monster” Inoue or Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, displayed his patience in earlier rounds, solving the game and gutsy challenger’s opening attacks. The open scoring system indicated after the first half that Hayashi was leading on points after the first half—49-47, 48-47 for Hayashi, and 48-47 for Muranaka. This reporter had it 48-47 for Muranaka due to his accuracy in punching. (more…)



April 10th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Krakow at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Cro Cop and the light heavyweight bout between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Tauron Arena Krakow in Krakow, Poland beginning at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Eight prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11:45am ET / 8:45am PT.

MAIN EVENT
Mirko Cro Cop (232) VS Gabriel Gonzaga (255)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Jan Blachowicz (204) VS Jimi Manuwa (206)
Sheldon Westcott (169) VS Pawel Pawlak (169)
Maryna Moroz (115) VS Joanne Calderwood (115)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Leon Edwards (170) VS Seth Baczynski (170)
Garreth McLellan (184) VS Bartosz Fabinski (184)
Mickael Lebout (169) VS Sergio Moraes (171)
Yaotzin Meza (146) VS Damian Stasiak (145)
Anthony Hamilton (259) VS Daniel Omielanczuk (243)
Alexandra Albu (114) VS Izabela Badurek (117*)
Stevie Ray (155) VS Marcin Bandel (154)
Rocky Lee (145) VS Taylor Lapilus (144)

*Badurek missed weight – she has one hour to make 116 pounds

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC Fight Night Krakow is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, April 11 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua to fight May 9 in Birmingham

Olympic Heavyweight gold medal hero Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11 KOs) has been added to the Matchroom Sport bill at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on May 9. Joshua, who recently fought in Newcastle with a third round stoppage win over Jason Gavern, will face TBA. He is also scheduled to face Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on May 30 in London.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Van Heerden eyes Rios after Gavin fight collapses

With a slated May 9 clash in England against home towner Frankie Gavin scrapped; South Africa’s Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden has his sights firmly set on a stateside battle with former world champion Brandon Rios. “I’m gutted about the Gavin fight being called off, but more than ready to face Brandon Rios who I understand is looking for an opponent in May or June,” said the 27-year-old Van Heerden, a disciple of trainer Freddie Roach. “The reasons for the Gavin cancellation are unimportant, I’m in great shape and ready to extend my winning streak against the likes of Rios.”

He also tweeted:

Waking up seeing Gavin fighting Brook just shocking!!! I’ve signed contract to fight Gavin May 9th why do we sign contract????



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A Justin Fortune (Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach)

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Justin Fortune talks to Fightnews to advise that Manny Pacquiao is totally focused on defeating Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd. Justin also mentions that Manny has suffered no injuries and publicity about leg injuries have been incorrect. Justin comments on Mike Tyson, Teddy Atlas and Roberto Duran predicting a Manny Pacquiao victory with Bernard Hopkins predicting a win for Floyd Mayweather. Justin says if Manny listens to Freddie Roach’s game plan he will KO Mayweather.



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Brook-Gavin worthy of PPV?

By James Slater

IBF welterweight king Kell Brook will make the second defence of his title at The O2 in London on May 30th, against former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin, Sky Sports News has just reported.

The card, which will also feature unbeaten heavyweight hope, 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Anthony Joshua against Kevin “KingPin” Johnson, as well as Kevin Mitchell challenging Jorge Linares for the WBC lightweight crown and Lee Selby going in with Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF featherweight title, will, perhaps surprisingly, go out on Sky Box Office PPV in the UK. (more…)



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Brook vs. Gavin set for May 30

After easily defeating Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield in March Kell Brook makes a quick return to the ring on Saturday 30 May to defend his IBF welterweight title against Frankie Gavin at The O2 in London. Brook-Gavin headlines a huge night of boxing that includes three world title fights – WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares defends his title against popular Londoner Kevin Mitchell and Welsh stylist Lee Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for his IBF featherweight title. Also rising heavyweight star Anthony Joshua faces Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson.

Kell Brook: “I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait. I respect Frankie for stepping up, he has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final eliminator against Tim Bradley it made sense for him to take the challenge. I feel like I’m unbeatable right now and Gavin isn’t going to be able to cope with my speed and power on fight night. The O2 is one of the best arenas in the world and it’s an honour to headline a card like this.”

Frankie Gavin: “These are the fights you want to be part of and are where I belong. I’ve dreamt of a world title and I will be 100 per cent ready physically and mentally for Kell Brook. Of course it’s going to be tough but I believe Kell is beatable and I’ve always felt that I have got the skills and the team to cause an upset.”



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

KO Artist Khytrov back in action tonight

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME


Undefeated power-punching middleweight Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (9-0, 9 KOs) returns tonight against fellow unbeaten Aaron “Heavy Metal” Coley (9-0-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round middleweight bout that will be televised on Showtime. Khytrov is one of the most exciting prospects on the scene, stopping all nine of his opponents. “The best time to knock a guy out is in the first two rounds when they aren’t warmed up yet,” said Khytrov. “I tried against (Jorge) Melendez but I couldn’t get him out. I just realized I needed to pace myself for the other six rounds and work the body. It was nice to get those rounds and experience against a tough fighter.

“I know he (Coley) is a pretty hard-hitting southpaw. I assume that he won’t come forward, but maybe he’ll surprise me. He has a few knockouts, but I’m going to watch him, learn and adapt. I faced southpaws in the amateurs. His style won’t give me any issues. I could even switch to a southpaw stance if I need to.” (more…)



April 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Florida Boxing Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Weekend

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Induction Weekend is set for June 19, 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa, Florida.

Here is the lineup of activities:

Friday June 19, 2015
6PM – 7:30PM Meet the Inductees Social
8PM – Amateur Fights

Saturday June 20, 2015
9AM – 4PM Ring talks & demonstrations, memorabilia, book signings, fist casting and a lecture by Enrique Encinosa on “The History of Florida and Carribean Boxing.”
6:30PM – Banquet (Keynote Speaker: James “Smitty” Smith)

SundayJune 21, 2015:
8:30AM – 10:00AM Breakfast with the Inductees
11AM – Formal Induction Ceremony

More information and tickets are available at www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com



April 10th, 2015




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