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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous ...

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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous

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Boxing News

Marsili-Diaz for WBC Silver title in Italy

On Saturday night in Fiumicino (close to Rome), Italy, Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000 will promote a major card in association with TM Promotion: in the main event former European lighweight champion Emiliano Marsili will fight former WBC world super featherweight champion Gamaliel Diaz for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title. TM Promotion is a new company led by popular Italian singer Federico Zampaglione, leader of the band Tiromancino. The fight will be televised live in Italy by Deejay TV, in Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand by ESPN International, in Poland by FightKlub. (more…)



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Scott Harrison extradited to Spain

On Friday last week, former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison was extradited to Spain, following appeal judges Lord Carloway, Lady Smith and Lady Clark upholding the decision, made by Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC earlier this year, that Mr. Harrison must return to Spain to serve a four-year prison sentence, with regard to a 2012 charge of assault against three people that was heard in his absence, however since his extradition his family have been unable to ascertain where the former champion is being imprisoned. (more…)



July 28th, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Jamie Cox targets world title after recent win

Boxing fight was stupid,” admits Crickets-turned-boxing Andrew Flintoff

Rumors of Floyd Mayweather fight not on free TV

Paulie Malignaggi prepares for comeback



July 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC youth super-welterweight champ Ryosuke Maruki (10-3-1, 7 KOs), 149, successfully kept his belt when he kept outjabbing Indonesian welter ruler John Ruba (10-2, 4 KOs), 149, withstood his last surge and defeated him by a unanimous decision over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. Ryosuke, a son of formerly world junior light challenger Takao Maruki (his manager/trainer now), registered his initial defense since he dethroned Thailand’s Petchsuriya Singwancha via eighth round knockout at the same venue this March. It’s his first and last defense since Ryosuke turned twenty-four and had to renounce his youth belt after this bout due to the regulations.

The official scores read: Biney Martin and Murase both 97-93, Ishikawa 96-94, all for Maruki. The referee was Yuji Fukuchi. (more…)



July 27th, 2015


Boxing News

Santa Cruz-Mares for WBC diamond belt

The WBC Board of Governors has voted in favor of approving the “highly prestigious” WBC Diamond belt to the winner of the fight between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, which will take place in Los Angeles California, on August 29. Santa Cruz, world champion in two divisions and current WBC super bantamweight champion will fight Abner Mares, a former world champion in three divisions, in a non-title grudge fight after years of anticipation. “The WBC is honored to be part of this great event and we wish both of them the best of luck,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Todorov wins in his return

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today

Serafim “Sarafa” Todorov (6-1, 1 KO), the last man who beat Floyd Mayweather, returned with a win 12 years after his last fight. The 46-year-old veteran beat journeyman Aleksandar Chukaleiski (1-6) by four round unanimous decision (40:36, 40:36, 39:37) on Sunday night at Pernik Boxing Gym in Pernik, Bulgaria. The bout was in the welterweight division. Todorov dominated the entire fight and was close to knocked down his opponent in the last round. The former 3-time World amateur champion received standing ovations from the audience.

“The people saw once again that I am blessed,” told after the fight Serafim Todorov. “I received two-three good shots. If I had more time to train, I would stop my opponent in the first round. This guy was 20 years younger than me. It was like I am fighting with my son. I am capable to show much more, but I need some serious organization behind me; I need to be non-stop at the boxing gym.” (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on CBS reports audience increase

The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS series grew viewership by double-digits with its Saturday, July 18 PBC on CBS telecast (4-6 p.m. EST) headlined by Carl Frampton vs. Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The second installment of the series recorded a +14% increase from its debut on June 21. According to Nielsen Media Research, the July 18 telecast delivered a 0.8 rating, up from the 0.7 rating for the Sunday, June 21 fight featuring Rances Barthelemy vs. Antonio DeMarco. The July 18 telecast delivered over 1 million total viewers (Live+SD).



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy leaving FS1 and FD, moves to Estrella TV

Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions today announced that it has signed a three-year deal with Estrella TV to broadcast two boxing cards live every month on its network across the country, including the popular new series LA Fight Club. Estrella TV will air its first fight under the deal with Golden Boy Promotions on Friday, September 4. Additional fight cards and broadcast dates will be announced soon. Estrella TV is the fourth most popular Spanish language network in the USA behind Univision, Telemundo and UniMas.

“Estrella TV is one of the top-rated networks across the U.S. among Hispanic audiences so it was an easy decision to partner with them in bringing live, exciting boxing matches to their viewers across America,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “Latinos comprise the largest fan base for our sport so we see this partnership with Estrella TV as a great opportunity to showcase our stable of fighters before an audience that is hungry to watch action-packed match-ups.”

The series had been airing on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes (and there is still a FOX Deportes telecast scheduled for August 6). Although not announced yet, it is rumored that Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series will replace Golden Boy as the boxing content provider to those networks. PBC also airs fights on Showtime, NBC, NBCSN, CBS, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Spike and Bounce TV. Golden Boy will be working with HBO and Estrella TV.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Summer Series in Tampa Friday

The popular “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” series returns to Tampa, Florida, on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavillion. In the main event, super flyweight Daniel “Alacran” Lozano of nearby Bowling Greens, Florida will have his shot at redemption when he faces current WBC FECARBOX beltholder Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico, in a bout scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Latin title at stake.

Lozano (13-2, 10 KOs), 25, is 2-2 in the series having lost a WBO eliminator against David Carmona by decision last March 27 in Arcadia, Florida, and will be making his ninth appearance at the A La Carte Pavillion. Rodriguez (11-2, 4 KOs), also 25, is 2-1 on the series. He dropped a decision to Carmona a year ago, but came back to beat Puerto Ricans Edwin “Puto” Rodriguez and Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal respectively. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Feature Story

Malignaggi: I still have my heart in fighting!

MALIGNAGGI-JUDAH PHOTO 1 BY EMILY HARNEYABy Matt Richardson
Photos by Emily Harney

Paulie Malignaggi has not fought in 16 months.

When he was last in the ring he was beaten up and knocked out in just four rounds.

In his last three professional boxing matches, he has won only once.

Contrast the former two-division title-holders career inside the ring, then, to the one outside it.

He has a full-time gig commentating for Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions.

His commentary ringside has led to near universal acclaim. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Carson Jones: I’ll KO Rose’s career

Carson Jones says he will KO Brian Rose again in their rematch – and end his career in the process – when they clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on Saturday night. Jones stopped Rose in Blackpool on Valentine’s Day in controversial fashion inside a round and returns to repeat the dose. Rose appeared to hurt the Oklahoma man early in the fight but was then staggered himself with a right hand and when Jones landed another, the referee jumped in and called the fight off.

Rose demanded a rematch straight away and gets the chance to get his career back on track, but Jones believes ‘The Lion’ will come to the end of the road in Hull. “I know I will stop him again,” said Jones. “I don’t know what round but it’s going to come. He wasn’t a threat in the first fight and he won’t be on Saturday. He’s a decent fighter but he won’t trouble me. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

UFC

UFC 190 Preview: Rousey vs. Correia

Considered by many to be the most dominant champion in UFC history, the unbeaten Ronda Rousey has established that reputation with 5 successful title defenses. Tune in Saturday, August 1st on Pay-Per-View to find out . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Machimana stops Mudimba in the third round

By Ron Jackson

Former South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana returned to action after twenty months to knockout Mugabon Mudimba from Democratic Republic of the Congo in the third round, at Primrose near Germiston on Friday night. Machimana proved that he was well prepared when he weighed in at (106.05 kg) and looked in fine condition.

However, one must question the quality of his opponent Mudimba (90.75 kg) who was dominated by the better conditioned Machimana before being knocked out the third round. Machimana improved his record to 19-8-2; 14 and Mudimba’s record according to Boxrec is now 0-2 (0). The only fight recorded before his match with Machimana was a fifth knockout loss to Zack Mwekassa on May 31 2013.



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg need to fight right now

Jessie Vargas still angry over end to Timothy Bradley fight

More on the Al Haymon lawsuit

Clock ticking on officially announcing next opponent for Floyd Mayweather



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Chris Avalos replacing injured Jessie Magdaleno; Casey Ramos of Texas in co-feature on August 1

World ranked super bantamweight Chris Avalos of Lancaster, California will replace injured Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas in the main event here Saturday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Avalos will face Rey Perez of the Philippines on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas on Saturday, August 1.

Top Rank made the announcement today.

Magdaleno was injured in sparring in Las Vegas last Thursday. “I caught a sparring partner with a nice right hook on the top of his head. That punch caused a lot of pain in my right hand. When I took my glove off I had swollen knuckles on the hand. I hate not fighting but I will be back as soon as I can.”

Avalos, 25-3, 19 KOs, is ranked IBF #9. He last fought in a world title fight on February 28 in Belfast, Ireland where he was stopped by world champion Carl Frampton in the fifth round. (more…)



July 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Hammond hammers Tasci in five

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #13 welterweight Cameron Hammond (13-0, 7 KOs) stopped Sedat Tasci (8-2-4, 3 KOs) in round five of a scheduled ten round contest at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Hammond controlled the contest from round one as he connected with accurate combinations on the aggressive Tasci. In round five Hammond dropped Tasci with a right hand shot to the head and at 1.12 of round five the referee crowned Hammond.. The former 2012 London Olympian Hammond is managed and promoted by Ricky Hatton.

Former world title challenger Tommy Browne (29-6-1) outscored Prambook Boonpok (1-17) over six rounds of a light middleweight bout. Scores 60-54, 60-54, 60-55.

135 pounder Davey Browne (22-1-1) stopped Tom Ford (7-5-2) of Thailand in round five of a scheduled eight round bout. Browne dropped Ford in round five and had Ford in trouble when the referee crowned the Australian. Browne’s only loss is the former IBF champion Billy Dib.



July 26th, 2015

UFC

Nashville Fight Updates

A training injury has forced flyweight contender Ian McCall from his UFC Fight Night bout against Dustin Ortiz on August 8 in Nashville. Stepping in for “Uncle Creepy” against Tennessee’s Ortiz will be Willie Gates, fresh from a first-round knockout of Darrell Montague earlier this month . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev vs. Beterbiev next?

By Miguel Maravilla

After WBA, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev’s KO win over Nadjib Mohammedi Saturday night in Las Vegas, promoter Kathy Duva talked about Kovalev’s future plans. “He is going to be fighting in Moscow on November 28,” she said. “We’re looking to offer the fight and match him against Beterbiev. Thanksgiving in Russia, It’s going to be fun.”

Kovalev stated, “Whoever deserves the fight with me, I am ready for anyone. Pascal wants a rematch, or I don’t know. Whoever is ready. Right now I want to fight the WBC champion Adonis “Piece of Sh!t” Stevenson. Artur Beterbiev we will see. Andre Ward? Sure. I’m open for any great fighters.” (more…)



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Yuniesky Gonzalez: They robbed me of this fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Despite outlanding and outworking former world champion Jean Pascal in punch stat numbers, light heavyweight Yuniesky Gonzalez suffered his first loss as a pro by unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “When I heard it was a unanimous decision, I knew it was for me. I feel I hurt Pascal numerous times. He has the experience to play games. They robbed me of this fight, they robbed my team, they robbed the Cuban boxing fans. Pascal was a walk in the park. I am looking for better fights. I would like to fight Kovalev or I would also like a rematch. I’ll fight anyone my promoter matches me up with.” (more…)



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

BJ Flores: He ran the whole night | Shumenov: I won the fight clearly

Cruiserweight B.J. Flores has commented on his unanimous decision loss to Beibut Shumenov on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “Beibut always comes forward, he’s very tough, but tonight he ran the whole night. It’s tough to win a fight when the guy is trying to run in circles. My punches were crisp and effective and I hurt him. He had nothing on his punches and never hurt me. I wobbled him in the twelfth round and then I went in to rush him. He kept moving back though.”

“I’m ready to get back in the ring, I’m fine. It was difficult to catch up with him because he wanted to move around so much. I learned in those last few rounds that even though he was moving around so much, I could pick up the tempo and bring the fight to him. You can’t fight a guy who isn’t trying to engage. You have to fight to win the fight. He was throwing jabs while I was trying to hurt him.”

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Shumenov stated, “B.J. is a strong guy but he was lunging while I was scoring points. I’m still in the learning process and I’m more comfortable as a cruiserweight. Boxing is an art. I used my skills, positioning, angles and footwork to win the fight. I feel blessed, I have a strong team that is like one. Without them, I wouldn’t have won the fight tonight. I followed the instructions from my corner and thought I won the fight clearly.

“I had extra motivation to make history. I first did that when I won the light heavyweight title in 10 fights and now I’m the first person from my country to win world titles in two different division. I’m very proud of that. Denis Lebedev is my main target. But I want to fight all the best and most dangerous cruiserweights in the world.”



July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Juarez upsets Sanchez, Fuentes KOs Novoa

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO #6 super flyweight Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs) won an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF super flyweight champion and WBO #2, WBC #9 rated Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez (20-4-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Sanchez, about a 10:1 favorite, was deducted one point for a headbutt in round one (leaving Juarez cut over the left eye), and it only got worse for him from there. Juarez dropped Sanchez in round ten, and pummeled a completely out of gas Zurdito the rest of the way. Sanchez fell completely out of the ring on his own in round twelve. Scores were 114-111, 114-111 and 114-112.

In a clash between former world champions, Moises “Moi” Fuentes (22-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Oswaldo Novoa (14-6-2, 9 KOs). Fuentes got off to a good start, dropping Novoa in round one. In round six, Fuentes was deducted a point for a low blow, but then ended the fight with a body shot in the same round. Time was 1:01.

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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

By Edgar DeGrass
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC

Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over B.J. Flores (30-2-1, 20 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA “interim” cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Flores pressed the action while Shumenov stayed out of range, pot shotting and mostly avoiding trading. In the end, scores were 116-112 on all cards.

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July 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev “krushes” Mohammedi

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Unbeaten WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) destroyed IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. 150:1 favorite Kovalev dropped Mohammedi with a series of right hands in round two and finished him with right/left combination in round three. Time was 2:38.

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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated Omar Soto (23-12-2, 7KO), dropping him three times in the first round, the final time with a left hook. Time of the stoppage was 2:02 in round one and with the victory, Viloria wins the WBC fECARBbOX Flyweight title and puts himself back in title contention for a possible fifth world title. This was a rematch of their hotly contested 2010 matchup that Viloria won by split decision. It took Viloria just two minutes to erase the five years of any doubt of their previous fight.

In an eight round featherweight slugfest, Newly signed Top Rank featherweight Guy Robb (16-1, 7KO) survived the early bull rush of tough, but limited, Edwin Solis (6-4-3, 4KO) to hammer out a unanimous decision victory. All three judges were in consensus with a 79-73 score in favor of Robb. Solis endured a lot of late punishment but showed a lot of heart in defeat. There were no knockdowns in the bout.

In opening bout action from the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA, Brazilian lightweight, William Silva (22-0, 13KO) impressively knocked out Hungarian fighter, Adam Mate (15-5, 8KO) at 2:18 of the fifth round with a perfectly placed right cross to the liver. It was the first fight in the USA for both fighters and the debut fight for Silva under the Top Rank banner. Silva is huge for a lightweight and could make some waves in the division. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago Main: Dillashaw Blasts Barao in Four

It was no fluke. TJ Dillashaw’s rematch performance against the man he beat for the UFC bantamweight title, Renan Barao, was even better than the first one, as he stopped the Brazilian in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event Saturday at Chicago’s United Center . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Tate turns back Eye
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) won a controversial ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten former Cuban national team member Yuniesky Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. It was a brutal fight with many wild exchanges. Gonzalez took the fight to Pascal, pushing him back and seemingly outworking him in most rounds. Scores were 96-94 on all cards for Pascal. Judges were Richard Ocasio, Eric Cheek and John McKaie.

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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov-Flores Early Results

By Edgar DeGrass
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC

The Pearl located in the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:

In an all-Michigan clash of undefeated cruiserweights, Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jordan Shimmell (19-1, 16 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-93.

Hard-hitting featherweight Claudio Marrero (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over former world champion Rico Ramos (24-5, 12 KOs). A left hook finished Ramos. Time was :20.

The knockout streak of cruiserweight Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (11-0, 10 KOs) ended with an eight round unanimous decision against Roberto Santos (12-2, 5 KOs). The larger Tabiti landed a lot of big shots, but the rugged Santos fought hard to the end. Scores were 80-72 across the board.

2012 U.S. Olympian heavyweight Michael Hunter (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of Michael Bissett (9-8, 7 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder. Hunter bum-rushed Bissett and got him out of there in 71 seconds.

Super lightweight Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (8-0, 1 KO) outpointed Kevin Womack Jr. (7-6, 5 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight contest.

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July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago Prelims: Filthy Tom Gets Furious Finish in Chicago

After a rough first round, comebacking “Filthy” Tom Lawlor erased everything in the second on Saturday at United Center in Chicago, knocking out Gian Villante in UFC Fight Night action in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi Early Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:

Undefeated Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO against Hakim Zoulikha (21-8-1, 10 KOs) in a clash for the vacant USBA light heavyweight title. Trading on the inside in round two, a slight left hook by Barrera connected as Zoulikha appeared to trip but referee Russell Mora ruled it a knockdown. In round eight, a right hand followed by a left hook from Barrera sent Zoulikha to the canvas. He got up but Barrera continued his attack and referee Russell Mora stopped the fight at 1:34.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (19-0, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Alejandro Rodriguez (24-18-1, 14 KOs). Rodriguez was down twice in round two. A left hook followed by a right hand by Diaz dropped him, then a left hook sent Rodriguez to the canvas a second time. A flush right hand by Diaz in round four flored Rodriguez a third time forcing referee Kenny Bayless to the stop the fight at :39.

Heavyweight Rodney Hernandez (8-2-1, 1 KO) won a six round split decision over Brice Ritani-Coe (4-4-1, 3 KOs) in a good action fight with lots of exchanges. In the end, judges scored the bout 59-55, 58-56 for Hernandez and 58-56 for Ritani-Coe.

Heavyweight Cassius Chaney (3-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Edward Ramirez (1-3), scoring a first round knockout in a scheduled four rounder. A huge left hook by Chaney sent Ramirez to the canvas and out cold as referee Russell Mora waved off the fight at 1:55.

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July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago FaceBook Prelims: Krause Back on Track With Sub Win

In need of a victory after losing three of his last four, lightweight veteran James Krause came up big in UFC Fight Night action at United Center in Chicago Saturday afternoon, submitting Daron Cruickshank in 87 seconds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux on HBO PPV

Confirmed: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) will meet in a unification showdown between explosive punchers on October 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout will be seen on HBO PPV.



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Hughie Fury still unbeaten

20-year-old heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury moved to 16-0 with 8 KOs after a lopsided ten round points win over 41-year-old veteran George Arias (56-13, 42 KOs) on Saturday night at the Derby Arena in Derby, England. The referee scored it 100-90. Hughie is the cousin of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, who was watching at ringside.

19-year-old heavyweight Young Fury (5-1, 3 KOs) scored a quick first round TKO over Ostaps Basins (1-2, 1 KO). Young Fury is the younger brother of Tyson Fury.

In the main event, British domestic middleweight champion Nick “Bang Bang” Blackwell (18-3-1, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Damon Jones (13-1, 3 KOs) to retain the belt.

Super lightweight Kristian Laight recorded his 202nd career loss in moving his record to an amazing 9-202-7, 0 KOs. His latest conqueror is Nathan Kirk (5-1, 1 KO). Laight will be looking to break a 30-fight losing streak on August 1.



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Polischuk Captures Split Decision in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

The debut of professional boxing at Baltimore, MD’s Horseshoe Casino on July 24th contained competitive contests as well as solid knockout performances. The card was the maiden voyage for District Sports Promotions.

Welterweight “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Yurii Polischuk of Alexandria, VA captured a six-round split decision over Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ in the main event. Neither man could establish complete control during the contest as both boxers were inaccurate and missed numerous opportunities. Polischuk, according to the judges, landed enough shots to win the contest on two of the judge’s scorecards. Judges Brent Bovell and John Gradowski scored the bout 58-56 for Polischuk while Dave Braslow saw the bout 58-56 for Prescott. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev ready for Mohammedi, rips Stevenson

Knockout king Sergey Kovalev has labelled Adonis Stevenson as “not a real champion” and dreams of capturing his WBC belt. The unified WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight world champion has conquered all before him, including wins over the legendary Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal, but a showdown with 175-pound rival and current WBC champion Stevenson has eluded him.

“I don’t want to speak about him [Stevenson] at all because he’s not a real champion. He got lucky once against Chad Dawson when Dawson dropped his title against Andre Ward. Andre Ward destroyed him and he didn’t recover for the fight against Stevenson. He got lucky and right now is still ‘champion.’ It’s smart for the business but it’s not good for boxing,” said Kovalev. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

UFC

Barao’s Quest to Bring the Belt Back to Natal

To win a world championship in mixed martial arts like Renan Barao has, to go unbeaten in 35 fights for nine years, it takes more than talent, more than an ability to focus on fight night. For the man challenging TJ Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title on Saturday in Chicago, perhaps the most important part of his success is being able to be a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts, to separate his work life and his personal life . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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TONIGHT: FIGHT NIGHT CHICAGO is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 190 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2015




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