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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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Boxing News

Ward ready for Kessler

Photo Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor Productions

Photo Jan Sanders/Goossen Tutor Productions

Like WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler, Oakland native Andre Ward was also on hand for Sunday’s NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum. As far as we know, the fighters didn’t run into each other at the game. Chances of a face-to face showdown are better for today (Monday), when both Ward and Kessler take part in a media workout open to the public at King’s Gym in Oakland in preparation for Saturday’s WBA world title fight and SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) Super Six World Boxing Classic matchup. Kessler will work out at 11:30AM and Ward will work out an hour later at 12:30PM.



November 16th, 2009



Boxing News

Z Gorres Update

Bantamweight contender Z Gorres survived a late knockdown in route to a unanimous decision victory over Luis Melendez on Friday night in Las Vegas. Moments later he collapsed to the canvas and was taken on a stretcher to University Medical Center’s trauma unit where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Since the surgery, Gorres’ progress has been very good. The brain pressure has remained stable. Monitoring is not needed anymore. The plan for tomorrow is to decrease sedation and allow him to be more conscious. They will start weaning him from the ventilator in order to allow him to breathe on his own. Team Gorres ask for all who believe in prayer to continue to pray for him and his recovery.



November 16th, 2009

Quick Report

Report: UFC 105

Couture decisions Vera at 46

Report by Brady Crytzer

In a grueling three round contest, Randy “The Natural” Couture utilized a strength and wrestling advantage to outmuscle Brandon “The Truth” Vera en route to winning a unanimous decision . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2009

Feature Story

Kessler hits San Francisco

Sauerland Events

Team Sauerland

WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler arrived in San Francisco in the early hours of Sunday morning. He left Sacramento after watching the Pacquiao-Cotto clash. “That was a great fight,” he said. “I have the utmost of respect for both fighters. They really put on a great show.” Kessler will take on Oakland hero Andre Ward in their hotly-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic opening clash next Saturday. On Sunday afternoon he caught a first glimpse of the Oracle Arena when he and his team attended the NFL Game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Coliseum. (more…)



November 16th, 2009

Full Report

Report/Gallery: Pacquiao-Cotto

Giant photo gallery and report

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Ringside by Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The welterweight mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto had all the makings of a classic war reminiscent of the 80’s era. When the first bell rang, thoughts of Hagler-Hearns and Leonard-Duran crossed the minds of those in attendance at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

Those thoughts lasted all of three-and-a-half rounds – until the legend of Pacquiao imposed its will on Cotto . . . Click here for full report and photo gallery

FYI: Due to the enormous demand of bandwidth on our server by the Pacquiao-Cotto fight, viewers may have technical difficulties viewing all the photos. If problems persist, try again later. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and doing everything we can to remedy the situation.



November 15th, 2009

Full Report

‘We want Floyd!’

Mayweather the target for P4P king Pacquiao

IMG_3Postfight report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

After Manny Pacquiao’s domination of Miguel Cotto en route to claiming his 7th world title in as many weight classes, a chant of “We want Floyd” showered the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

The fans weren’t the only ones hoping that, somehow, Floyd “Money” Mayweather will step up to the plate to take on boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound champion . . . Click here for more



November 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman: I was like a tiger

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Photo by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao likened himself to a tiger that stalked a wounded prey after his sensational stoppage victory over Miguel Cotto on Saturday night before more than 16,000 fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I was like a ferocious tiger,” said Pacquiao in Filipino as he was waiting for the cue to entertain an interview request with ESPN Deportes at the Pacquiao-Cotto Media Center. “Cotto kept on running,” said Pacquiao of his fallen Puerto Rican foe, who he later showered with praises. “Cotto is still very tough, though,” added Pacquiao.



November 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Pacquiao stops Cotto in 12

Foreman new WBA 154lb champ
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photos by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside

cozzone_pacquiaoVScotto_1355In an amazing, violent fight, Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) stopped WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) in round twelve to win another world title in an unprecedented seventh weight division on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Both fighters were on the attack from the opening bell. Pacman dropped Cotto with a right hook in round three. Cotto dominated round four, but was dropped by a left uppercut at the end of the round. Cotto fought courageously but was rocked again in the sixth by Pacman’s hurtful shots coming in from all angles. Cotto began to box from the outside in the seventh with some success. However, Pacquiao continued to stalk him and break him down. Cotto was in survival mode down the stretch. Referee Kenny Bayless finally waved in off in round twelve. Time was :55.
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cozzone_chavezjrVSrowland0291Unbeaten “Son of a Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (41-0-1, 30 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Troy Rowland (25-3, 7 KOs) in a middleweight clash. Chavez’ harder punches earned him a 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 victory. John Duddy has been mentioned as a possible future opponent for Chavez, who was officially fighting as a full-fledged middleweight for the first time. It’s possible that Chavez could see action on Top Rank’s December 19 Latin Fury card in Cancun.
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cozzone_santosVSforeman0274In a stunner, unbeaten but unheralded jr middleweight Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs), outboxed and dethroned WBA super welterweight world champion Daniel Santos (32-4-1, 23 KOs) over twelve highly technical rounds. Foreman was credited with a knockdown in round two when an off-balance Santos’ glove touched the canvas, had the three-time world champion hurt in round four, and generally gave Santos fits withhis quickness and movement. There were many head clashes in the fight. Foreman punctuated his win with another knockdown of Santos in the twelfth. Scores were 116-110, 117-109, 117-109.
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_COZ3968Former world title challenger and “Contender: Season One” star Alfonso Gomez (20-4-2, 10 KOs) upset WBC #7 welterweight Jesus Soto Karass (24-3-3, 16 KOs), winning a six round technical decision. Gomez was right at the side of his right eye by an unintentional headbutt in round three and the cutbothered Gomez thereafter. The cards read 58-54, 57-55, 57-55, all for Gomez. Soto-Karass was deducted points for low blows in rounds three and four.



November 15th, 2009

UFC

Couture outmuscles Vera

Results by Brady Crytzer

In a grueling three round contest, Randy “The Natural” Couture utilized a strength and wrestling advantage to outmuscle Brandon “The Truth” Vera en route to winning a unanimous decision. In round one Couture dominated the action by pressing Vera into the cage and controlling his body for the full five minutes. Round two saw Vera fend off the clinch of Couture and hurt him badly with a kick to the ribs. The final round witnessed Couture control the majority of the round with a strong clinch but Vera nearly finish the fight with two hard body kicks and a takedown. Judges’ scorecards read 29-28 in favor of Randy “The Natural” Couture. (more…)



November 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Malinga stops Dipheko in five

By Ron Jackson

Samuel Malinga was just too big and strong for Pius Dipheko and stopped him the fifth round to win the WBO Africa interim junior welterweight title at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Saturday night. The former WBF and SA champion systematically wore down the gutsy Dipheko (62.94 kg) who tried to slug it out with Malinga (62.76 kg) rather than to stick and run which is his normal boxing style. (more…)



November 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Early Results from Las Vegas,..

By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside

Top Rank’s hot Olympian middleweight prospect Matt Korobov (8-0, 6 KOs) took a one-sided six round unanimous decision over James Winchester (10-3, 3 KOs). Scores were 60-54 on all cards.
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Eden Sonsona def Elion Kedem via TKO at :17 in the second round. Sonsona dropped Kedem with a hard left hand in the first round and blitzed Kedem right as the bell sounded in the second as referee Joe Cortez was forced to wave off the bout.
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Flyweight Richie Mepranum (15-2-1, 3 KOs) won a six round split decision over Ernie Marquez (9-6-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 58-55, 57-56 Mepranum, 57-56 Marquez.
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Lightweight Abner Cotto (5-0, 3 KOs), Miguel’s second cousin, won a six round unanimous decision over Luis Guzman (3-5, 2 KOs). Scores were 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.
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Super Welterweight Rodrigo Garcia remained unbeaten with a workmanlike four round unanimous decision over Martin Vierra (5-3-1, 2 KO’s). Garcia (5-0 4 KO’s) landed the more effective and harder punches of the two. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 for Garcia.



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Lee outpoints Belghecham

WBA #13 middleweight Andy Lee (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round decision over reigning European Union and French champion Affif Belghecham (19-4-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night before his hometown fans at the University Sports Arena in Limerick, Ireland. The much taller Lee clinically outboxed Belghecham from the outside, refraining from engaging in exchanges for the first eight rounds. Belghecham, however, stormed back and dominated the last two rounds with Lee barely hanging on at the end. The referee was the sole scorer for the bout and he had it 99-92 for Lee.



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Sarritzu again Euro champion

WBO #2/IBF #5/WBC #5/WBA #14 flyweight Andrea Sarritzu (30-4-4, 12 KOs) regained the vacant European title with a seventh round TKO over Christophe Rodrigues (15-16-3, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palazzetto dello Sport in Cagliari, Italy. Rodrigues quit between rounds seven and eight citing a shoulder injury. Sarritzu previoualy held the title for nearly two years between 2006 and 2008. He is now 3-0 against Rodrigues.



November 14th, 2009

Photo

Haye hits Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Francisco Salazar

Newly-crowned WBA heavyweight champion David Haye was all smiles on Saturday afternoon at a luncheon to honor his majority decision victory over Nicolay Valuev. Haye has a mandatory title defense over former world champion John Ruiz, who he stated will be his biggest challenge in his career because of his fighting style. However, he was not shy about who he would like to face down the road. “I was destined to be a world champion. My biggest fight and payday will be against the Klitschkos. I know that the money will be the deciding factor in bringing them to the table.”



November 14th, 2009

Photo

Mosley, Berto ready to rumble

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

Golden Boy Promotions and Lou Dibella Entertainment officially announced the January 30 showdown between six-time world champ “Sugar” Shane Mosley and current WBC welter champ Andre Berto, today at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The two will clash on HBO’s World Championship Boxing on Jan. 30, from the Mandalay Bay.

Lou Dibella: “You looked sensational against Margarito but you had a guy in front of you. He came right at you and had no speed. Right before the fight, he got caught for the cheater he is. As good as you looked, he let you look better than you are. Father time is not any of our friends and on January 30th in my heart I believe that the Shane Mosley era ends and the Berto era begins.”

Andre Berto: “This is a dream of mine to fight in Las Vegas in a megafight. This is going to be an epic fight.”

Oscar De La Hoya: “38 is now the 28 of today. (Mosley) is still young and fresh. That’s what sets him apart from all the fighters today.”

Shane Mosley: “I always thought Berto fought like me and I did say he made a lot of mistakes. He still makes those mistakes and its going to be a problem when we fight. I’m so excited to be able to fight on January 30th. I can’t wait.”



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Paris, Mihtar victorious

Photo: Bob Ryder

Photo: Bob Ryder

By Bob Ryder

Vernon “VIP” Paris and Brian “The Lion” Mihtar both successfully came back from extended absences from the ring on Friday night in Detroit. Promoters Carlos Llinas Productions (CLIP), Ron Remus Productions in conjunction with Olympia Entertainment were rewarded with a SRO house at the Masonic Temple. In one of two co-main events, junior welterweight Vernon Paris dominated Jesse Francisco of Crystal River, FL in scoring a second round TKO. Before the fight Paris had stated “I’m really excited about getting into action again and more importantly I’ve learned from the mistakes I’ve made in my personal life. I want to stay active.” The “Ice Man” also credited his young daughter as giving him the inspiration to do the right thing. For more details and photos click here…



November 14th, 2009

Full Report

Bad luck night for Filipinos

IMG_27Ringside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Putting the victor in line for a shot at recently-crowned IBF Super Flyweight Champion Simphiwe Nongqayi, Mexico’s Alberto Rosas worked his way to a unanimous decision over awkward Federico Catubay, of the Philippines, last night at the House of Blues inside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



November 14th, 2009

UFC

Swick faces the “Outlaw!”

UFC 105 is live on SPIKE TV TONIGHT at 8 PM ET/PT

Story by Robert Kravantka

Mike “Quick” Swick faces off with Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in what could be the winner’s ticket to a title shot against current UFC welterweight holder, George St. Pierre .. . . click here for more

Randy Couture and Brandon Vera collide in a light heavyweight showdown at UFC® 105 – this Saturday night at 8pm ET/PT on SPIKE TV.



November 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Duran on Pacman-Cotto

Roberto Duran predicted on Friday that the 12-round WBO welterweight title match between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto tomorrow will be “tough for both fighters.” Speaking to Filipino scribes at the Pacquiao-Cotto media center following the eventful official weigh-in, Duran, now 58-years-old, believes the fight will be decided in the later rounds since “Cotto will not expose himself as much as he used to.” (more…)



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Van Heerden KOs Mponji in 1:42

By Ron Jackson

Unbeaten South African welterweight champion Chris van Heerden knocked out Venance Mponji from Tanzania after just 102 seconds in the first round of a bout scheduled for ten in Meyerton on Friday night. Mponji (65.50 kg) came out fast at the bell taking the fight to Van Heerden (66.16 kg) who backed off against his smaller opponent. However, the aggressive Mponji was unable to penetrate Van Heerden’s defence. Fighting off his back foot the southpaw South African calmly took everything thrown at him by Mponji before stepping in with a short right to the body that dropped the Tanzanian on his back where he took the full count from referee Alfred Buqwana. (more…)



November 14th, 2009

Twitter Watch

Z Gorres in critical condition!

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Photo by Chris Cozzone

We’re sad to report that bantamweight contender Z Gorres is in critical condition and undergoing surgery in a Las Vegas Hospital at this moment to relieve pressure on the brain. He collapsed after winning a ten rounder over Luis Melendez. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this great fighter.

Update: Following a successful surgery, Gorres will be kept in a coma for several days to stabilize his condition.



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Vanda defeats Williams

Super middleweight Matt “The Predator” Vanda (42-9, 22 KOs) won a ten round split decision over hot prospect Phil “The Drill” Williams (11-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. Vanda simply beat Williams to the punch all night long, compiling a 96-95, 97-94 win on two cards. Williams prevailed 97-93 on the third card.
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Super featherweight Wilton “The Pretty Warrior” Hilario (12-0-1, 9 KOs) took a one-sided eight round decision over Leon Bobo (18-4-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 79-73.



November 14th, 2009

Boxing Result

Rosas decisions Catubay

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Ringside by Andreas Hale

In an IBF super flyweight elimination bout, Alberto Rosas (31-5, 25 KOs) took a twelve round unanimous decision over Federico Catubay (25-16-3, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.
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Bantamweight contender Z Gorres (30-2-2, 15 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over Luis Melendez (26-4-1, 21 KOs) by scores of 98-90, 98-90, 97-91. Gorres, however, was dropped in the tenth round by a big left hand. He survived the round, but after the bout he collapsed and was wheeled out of the ring on a stretcher.
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Welterweight Michel Rosales (25-3, 21 KOs) won a hard fought ten round split decision over Mark Melligen (16-2, 12 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94 Rosales, 98-92 Melligen.



November 13th, 2009

Scale Watch

UFC 105 at the scales

UFC 105 is live on SPIKE TV TOMORROW at 8 PM ET/PT

From the MEN Arena in Manchester, England:
Randy Couture 204 vs. Brandon Vera 204
Dan Hardy 171 vs. Mike Swick 170
Michael Bisping 186 vs. Denis Kang 185
Matt Brown 170 vs. James Wilks 169
Ross Pearson 156 vs. Aaron Riley 155
John Hathaway 170 vs. Paul Taylor 170
Terry Etim 155 vs. Shannon Gugerty 155
Nick Osipczak 170 vs. Matthew Riddle 171
Paul Kelly 156 vs. Dennis Siver 155
Alexander Gustafsson 203 vs. Jared Hamman 204
Roli Delgado 156 vs. Andre Winner 155

Randy Couture and Brandon Vera collide in a light heavyweight showdown at UFC® 105 – this Saturday night at 8pm ET/PT on SPIKE TV.



November 13th, 2009

Boxing Result

Ndou, Hatton draw

IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou (47-11-2, 31 KOs) barely retained title against Matthew Hatton (37-4-2, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke, England. With older brother Ricky Hatton looking on from ringside, judges scored the bout 115-114 for Ndou, 115-114 for Hatton and 114-114.



November 13th, 2009




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