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Fight fans are invited to see today’s weigh-in for the highly anticipated world championship rematch between WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and Paul “The Punisher” Williams taking place Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The weigh-in will be today at 5PM in the Caesars Atlantic City Main Lobby.
Las Vegas odds have the fight a virtual pick’em, with Williams as a light favorite at 6:5. It is 3:1 that the fight goes the distance and 5:2 it ends early. (more…)
Photo courtesy Team Lee
Andy Lee, WBA # 9 and WBC # 15 middleweight world title contender will be in action on December 11 on the undercard of the Waldimir Klitschko V Derek Chisora heavyweight world title fight at the SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany. The Kronk fighter for the past month has been training hard at the Kronk Gym in Detroit along his 22-year-old cousin, Tyson Fury. The towering Tyson is presently the English heavyweight champion with a record of 12 straight wins with 9 coming by way of knockout and his ambition is to become a world champion someday. (more…)
By Robert Coster
Photo courtesy ESTO
Former WBC light flyweight champion and WBC #1 flyweight contender Edgar Sosa(40-6, 24 KOs) steps into the ring on Saturday against Japanese stylist Masafumi Okubo (18-3-1, 6 KOs) in Monterrey, Mexico’s brand new arena in a gala night of boxing that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Sosa is aiming to make it a perfect (4-0) to close the year and looking forward to a title shot early next year. Sosa however faces a very worthy opponent in Okubo, a former Asian OPFB Champion who is (13-1-1) in his last 15 fights and has never been stopped. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Unbeaten lightweight Carlos Molina (14-0, 7 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over John Figueroa (7-8-3, 3 KOs) on Thursday night at Club Nokia’s LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. Molina brought the pressure against Figueroa, who was rocked several times, but Figueroa made it through the full eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-72. Figueroa took the fight on late notice replacing David Rodela, who had to pull out after an auto accident. (more…)
Report by Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photos by Wojtek Kubik
For the last time before he will fight Vinny Maddalone at the Prudential Center on December 9, reporters had a chance to see Tomek Adamek’s open workout with his trainer, Roger Bloodworth. Adamek, ready for Maddalone and whatever should happen in 2011, answered a couple of questions. (more…)
By Phil Doherty
Pugilistic Promotions held tonight’s weigh-in at the Magic City Casino in Miami. This is the site for tomorrow night’s event.
Eromosele Albert 158 ¾ vs. Joaquin Zamora 159 ¼
Xavier Burgos 142 ½* vs. Mario Galan 140 ¼
Rances Bartelemy 135 ¼ vs. Roberto Acevedo 141 ¼ **
Corey Edwards 136 ¼*** vs. Autrell Reed 133 ¾
Cesar Cisneros 128 ¾ vs. Angel Albelo 129 ¾
Alejandro Artola 148 ½ vs. Wilson Feliciano 147 ¾
The scheduled heavyweight bout between Jose Luis Roque and Watson Pierre was scratched.
*Burgos weighed ½ lb over but made weight on his second attempt.
** Acevedo was over by 6 ¼ lbs and Bartelemy waived the contracted weight to make the fight.
***Edwards was over 1 ¼ lbs but made weight on his second attempt.
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Farah Ennis 168 vs. Victor Lares 167.5
(NABF super middleweight championship)
Chazz Witherspon 233 vs. Alexis Mejias 234
Lavarn Harvell 178 vs. Khalil Farah 197.5
Joel De La Paz 165.5 vs. Troy Maxwell 165.5
Keenan Smith 134 vs. Anthony Royal 133
Ismael Garcia 157.5 vs. Corey Preston 157.5
Joey Tiberi 132.5 vs. Tonio Parker 126.5
Venue: Harrah’s Resort , Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Mike Brestle’s Spartan Fight Promotions
Photo by AranoBox
Carlos Baldomir 153.7 vs. Amilcar Funes 153.9
Venue: Estadio Aldo Cantoni in San Juan, San Juan, Argentina
Promoter: Golden Boy/AranoBox
TV: HBO Plus/Telefutura
SHOWTIME Sports officially announced today that The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All—the two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders—will begin with two Semifinal bouts on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. SHOWTIME will televise the fights live at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Tickets for this event, starting at $50, will go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. PT at all Ticketmaster locations, at the Emerald Queen Casino box office and via the websites www.EmeraldQueen.com and www.halquistproductions.com.
The talented and willing field comprises two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs), unbeaten International Boxing Federation (IBF) 118-pound champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs), world-ranked rising star Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs), former IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs). (more…)
August 28, 2010. For a brief moment, it was going to be the last time we would ever see BJ Penn fight.
“The first thing that came to me was I don’t know if I want to do this, and that comes to every fighter after some losses,” said Penn, who had just lost his second straight UFC lightweight title fight to Frankie Edgar. “I thought that maybe I didn’t have the motivation anymore.” . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Welterweight Stefan Worth (9-1-1, 3 KOs) meets Tom Reiche (5-3, 2 KOs) on Saturday night for the vacant German International title in Aachen, Germany. Also, Jessica Balogun (17-1, 8 KOs) and Loli Munoz (9-7-1, 6 KOs) meet for the vacant WIBA female welterweight title. The winner could land a unification showdown with Cecilia Braekhus. You can see both fights on a free webcast on Sunday at 21:30 (European Time)/3:30PM ET on http://media.wmtv-online.de/Live.
Photos: Tony Brochner
Two days ahead of Team Sauerland’s show in Herning, the stars of the TV2 Fight Night all participated in a media work-out at Herning Amatør Bokseklub. Rudy Markussen, Patrick Nielsen, Kim Poulsen and Kasper Bruun provided the curious fans with a first-hand look at their training routine. In the main fight of the night, former European Super-Middleweight Champion Markussen (34-2, 21 KOs) will take on Dejan Ribic (19-1, 7 KOs) from Serbia. The Hardhitter promised to give his opponent a taste of his famous punching power. “Ribic said he is not scared of my power,” Markussen said. “Well, he should be. Once he finds out how hard I can punch, it will be too late for him. I am in great shape and I will put on another strong performance on Saturday night.” (more…)
By Phil Doherty
Esteemed boxing promoter Ramiro Ortiz and historian Enrique Encinosa welcomed a group of roughly 30 media and boxing personalities to upscale Italian eatery, Randazzo’s in Coral Gables yesterday. The press conference comes in advance of Friday’s inaugural boxing card at the new Magic City Casino in Miami (On the site of the former Flagler Dog Track) sponsored by Badia Spices. The main event showcases rugged Nigerian light-welterweight, Eromosele “Bad Boy” Albert (22-4, 10 KOs) against southpaw slugger Joaquin Zamora (18-2, 12 KOs) of New Mexico. This bout is sanctioned by the IBO for the vacant Latino middleweight belt. (more…)
Photos: Public Adress
Ruslan Chagaev 231.9 vs. Travis Walker 242.5
Jack Culcay 154.5 vs. Alexey Ribchev 156.5
Denis Boytsov 220.5 vs. Mike Sheppard 229.9
Manuel Charr 251.5 vs. Robert Hawkins 238.1
Rachim Tschachkijew 199.3 vs. Chris Thomas 199.3
Marcel Meyerdiercks 128.1 vs. Philippe Frenois 128.7
Karoly Balzsay 171.5 vs. Misa Nikolic 173.1
Venue: Universum Gym
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: SPORT1 (Germany)
Note: Jack Culcay’s fight will be streamed live worldwide on bild.de.
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Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! It’s a night of Andres on Through the Ropes. Andre Ward and Andre Berto will join us. Also, Eric Parthen of the World Series of Boxing. Call in tonight or email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.
It’s time to go for the knockout as time is running out to bid on unique memorabilia hand-signed by Muhammad Ali, as Steiner Sports Collectibles first-ever Catalogue Auction closes Thursday. Bids are now being accepted online for the more than 25 Ali-themed items at http://auction.steinersports.com.
Gloves, prints, posters, trunks, robes and other commemorative items are among the Ali pieces available. One very rare item is a hand-signed photo of Ali, pictured with all four members of the Beatles, log on here for a look at the classic photo.
Photos and report by Ricardo Conde
Former title challenger and world ranked bantamweight contender Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs) of Norwalk, CA, by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, takes on IBO bantamweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday, December 11th at a site yet to be determined in the co-main event, which also features IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) facing Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs) of Ghana in a rematch with both bouts being shown live on SHOWTIME and are being co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Don King Productions. Abner Mares is quickly becoming one of boxing’s newest stars. In his last outing, the 24 year old Mares battled IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) to a majority draw in an exciting back and forth action bout this past May at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Click here for more photos…
Your fight on Friday against the Bulgarian Alexey Ribchev will be your first eight-rounder. How was your training workload affected?
I increased the training units. For example, I have had six rounds of sparring and another four rounds on the heavy bag and after that I went running. It was even more tiring and more intense than before. (more…)
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