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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

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

Mosley-Berto presser on Saturday

Las Vegas fight fans invited

Taking advantage of all the boxing-related press in Las Vegas for Pacquiao-Cotto, Golden Boy Promotions has scheduled an open-to-the-public press conference on Saturday with current WBA welterweight champ Sugar Shane Mosley and current WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto to officially announce their upcoming bout set for January 30 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The press conference will take place at 11AM in the Mizuya Lounge (formerly J-Pop) at Mandalay Bay. The “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya will also be on hand. Fight fans should also keep an eye out for WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, who also has a press event scheduled for that day at Mandalay Bay.



November 12th, 2009



Feature Story

Stacked undercard!

_NAC7092Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Saturday night’s symphony of violence between Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao has had a stranglehold on the world of boxing since the megafight was announced months ago. It’s a sure bet that many fans of the sport will be willing to dump their hard-earned cash to watch what takes place when the two fighters clash at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas, NV.

However, Bob Arum isn’t satisfied with just delivering a quality main event . . . click here for more



November 12th, 2009

Photo

Soto-Karass plans to steal show

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: “I want everyone to know this will be a big battle and will probably steal the show,” said Jesus Soto-Karass (24-3-3, 16 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico, about his PPV-telecast fight against Alfonso Gomez (20-4-2, 10 KOs), on the Pacquiao-Cotto undercard Saturday night. Soto-Karass and Gomez will fight for the WBC Continental Americas welter title.



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Sarritzu-Rodrigues IV Saturday

Photo: OPI 2000

Photo: OPI 2000

On November 14, at Sports Centre of Malacaragonis (Sardinia Island, Italy), Salvatore and Christian Cherchi’s OPI 2000 company will stage a boxing show. In the main event, Andrea Sarritzu will fight Christophe Rodrigues for the vacant European flyweight title. The two boxers already fought three times: the first battle was ruled a draw, while the following two were won by Sarritzu. In boxing, styles make fights and that’s why the Frenchman will be a tough opponent for the Italian even if Sarritzu is more talented, has a bigger heart and a better record. (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Photo

Chavez Jr., Rowland ready to mix

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Fighters on the Pacquiao-Cotto “Firepower” card, today at a press conference held at the MGM in Las Vegas, promised to steal the show in their respective PPV-telecast bouts.  In the co-main event, Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (40-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, Mexico, will square off with Troy Rowland (25-2, 7 KOs), of Grand Rapids, Mich., in a ten-round middleweight bout. In a 12-rounder, WBA Super Welterweight Champion Daniel Santos (32-3-1, 23 KOs), of Puerto Rico, will defend against undefeated Brooklynite Yori Foreman (27-0, 8 KOs); and, for the WBC Continental Americas welter belt, Jesus Soto-Karass (24-3-3, 16 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico, takes on Alfonso Gomez (20-4-2, 10 KOs), of Tustin, Calif. Stay tuned for a full report and more photos.



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Pascal-Diaconu 30-day weigh-in

A month removed from the eagerly anticipated rematch bout between WBC World Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (24-1-0, 16KO) and former champion and #4 rated WBC contender Adrian Diaconu (26-1-0 15 KO), both boxers underwent the required WBC 30-day safety weigh-in yesterday. The weight limit for such requirement was set at 192.5 lbs. (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto to wear Everlast boots

Will have super traction against Pacman

cottoshoe

Everlast Worldwide, Inc., has announced three-time world champion and current WBO welterweight world champion Miquel Cotto will be wearing custom Everlast Hydrolast Lockdown Lo Professional Boxing Boots on Saturday in his title defense against the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, Manny Pacquiao. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cotto has worn Everlast footwear for all of his professional fights. “As the number one fight sports brand in the world, it is imperative that we continue to create the highest level of performance enhancing products for our consumers” stated Matt Cowan, VP of Marketing and Product for Everlast. “Fighters like Miguel Cotto chose our footwear because of their trust in our products ability to unleash their speed and power.” This will be the sixth custom shoe that Everlast has developed with Cotto. The design incorporates tread and traction elements from the Michelin® HydroEdge tire, and a candy apple red patent leather trim featuring the team Cotto logo, Puerto Rican flag and Miguel Cotto’s signature.



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Peterson ready for Bradley

Chris Cozzone

Chris Cozzone

By Gary “Digital” Williams

A world championship for undefeated junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson would obviously be huge for the native of Washington, DC. However, as Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs) prepares for his nationally televised (SHOWTIME) Saturday, December 12th title challenge against WBO junior welterweight titleholder Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs) at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA, Peterson says there is added incentive. (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Haye inspires Audley

Prizefighter champion Audley Harrison believes David Haye will inspire him to win boxing titles in 2010. Haye claimed the WBA Heavyweight Championship on Saturday and Harrison believes the victory acts as an incentive for the rest of the British heavyweights. “I was motivated to achieve my goals already, but David’s win and publicity has given me more fuel to get back to the top,” said 38-year-old Harrison. “I’m ticking over in Los Angeles and can’t wait to get going again. 2010 will be a beautiful thing as I shock the world.” (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Ndou favored over Hatton

By Ron Jackson

Matthew Hatton from Manchester has the chance to step out of the shadow of his more famous older brother Ricky when he challenges Lovemore Ndou for the IBO welterweight belt in Stoke, England on Friday night. The clash at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex between the far more experienced Ndou, 38, and the 28-year-old Hatton is an intriguing match-up in what really is a second-tier world championship fight. (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Golovkin to face Ishe

Universum Box-Promotion

Universum Box-Promotion

Another major fight has been added to Universum Box-Promotion’s November 21 world title tripleheader at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. Spotlight Boxing’s unbeaten middleweight shooting star Gennady Golovkin (17-0, 14 KOs), rated #1 in the WBC and WBO and #2 by the WBA, will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt against veteran Ishe Smith (21-4, 9 KOs). Also on the undercard will be 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rachim Chachkiev in his second pro fight against 30-fight veteran Denis Solomko, spectacular flyweight Pal “Pimpa” Bedak (5-0, 3 KOs) against Lahcene Zemmouri (17-12-1, 10 KOs), plus popular heavyweight Christian Hammer.

The three world title fights feature the huge cruiserweight showdown between unbeaten WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei (30-0, 17 KOs) and WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-1-1, 10 KOs), plus WBC interim super featherweight Humberto Gutierrez (26-1-1, 19 KOs) defending against Vitali Tajbert (17-1), and super middleweight contenders Dimitri Sartison (25-1, 16 KOs) and Stjepan Bozic (23-3, 14 KOs) colliding for the WBA 168lb championship that was vacated when Mikkel Kessler was named WBA super champion.



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Andre Ward: I am a fighter

Under his family’s guidance, Andre Ward trained for years with a sustained focus on the 2004 Olympics. His discipline paid off with a gold medal.



November 12th, 2009

UFC

Experience vs. Youth at UFC 105

UFC 105 is live on SPIKE TV Nov. 14!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

Dropping down in weight, UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture looks to keep his career alive by taking on highly touted knockout artist Brandon “The Truth” Vera. While Randy brings the experience, will it be enough to get to the bottom of the younger Vera? Or will “The Truth” finally set Couture free and end his legendary career . . . 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 12th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Lederman, Dundee and Flansberg

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are HBO’s Harold Lederman, Angelo Dundee and Florida Boxing Hall of Fame President Butch Flansberg. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. 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.



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Friday the 13th boxing

"Predator" vs "The Drill" on Fox Sports North

By Jesse Kelley

Justin Seurer of the Midwest Sports Council, RDS Company and the Grand Casino Hinckley are proud to bring boxing back Hinckley Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota on Friday the 13th! In the main event, Matt “The Predator” Vanda (41-9, 22 KOs) is stepping into the ring against Phil “The Drill” Williams (11-1, 10 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight bout. Vanda – who has gone the distant in toe-to-toe with contenders Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (twice), John Duddy and Sebastien Demers – is ready drill “The Drill!” Williams is coming off of a huge win stopping former three-time world title challenger Antwun Echols in June. Vanda is one of the most popular fighters in the State of Minnesota but Williams is a fan favorite at the Hinckley Casino having 4 of his last 5 fights at venue. (more…)



November 12th, 2009

Feature Story

Something in the air

Pacquiao-Cotto final presser report

IMG_4Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

There’s something in the air about November 14th’s showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto that says fight fans are in for a historic fight with tremendous implications. The signs were all apparent as the final press conference took place at the Hollywood Theater inside the MGM Grand Garden on Wednesday . . . Click here for more



November 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Chargin inks Franco

Legendary promoter Don Chargin has signed hot unbeaten featherweight prospect Michael ‘Lil Warrior’ Franco (15-0, 10 KOs). Franco, who has been sought out by multiple promoters over the past year will take on veteran Nicky Bentz (32-7-2, 29 KOs) November 28th at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.



November 12th, 2009

UFC

Couture still going strong

UFC 105 is live on SPIKE TV Nov. 14!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Being a professional fighter beyond the age of 40 would strike most rational minded people as insane. Even the thought of fighting beyond the age of 40 would earn most individuals a white coat with no sleeves. . . . 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 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Tyson arrested in LA

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has reportedly been arrested at LAX for allegedly roughing up a paparazzi. Iron Mike has been detained by airport police on suspicion of battery. The paparazzi was also arrested before being taken to the hospital.



November 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto-Pacman for super champ belt

The World Boxing Organization President, Francisco Valcárcel has stated that the WBO Executive Committee has resolved to bestow on the winner of the Miguel Cotto–Manny Pacquiao bout to be held on Saturday at the MGM Grand the WBO Super Champion belt, together with all the privileges and rights that accompany such a title; such as extension of mandatory title defense; eligibility to be considered for designation as the mandatory challenger in higher or lower division; eligibility to be considered for designation as the mandatory challenger in the same division; and, an honorary member of the WBO for life. For more information regarding the Super Champion designation, Section 14 of the WBO Regulations of World Championship Title is the place to go.



November 11th, 2009

Photo

Pacquiao, Cotto set for showdown

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Six-time world champion pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and three-time world champion Miguel Cotto posed off today at the Hollywood Theatre in the MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas, during the final press conference for Saturday’s “Firepower” showdown.



November 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Preview: Kessler vs Ward

Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward train for their November 21st Super Six World Boxing Classic match.



November 11th, 2009

Announcement

TKO inks Blankenship!

During the biggest boxing week of the year in Las Vegas, TKO Boxing Promotions has announced the signing of Las Vegas based amateur star Bradley Blankenship to an exclusive promotional contract. The 20 year old Blankenship is a former standout running back for Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas. After graduating in 2007, he enrolled at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he joined the boxing team and quickly lost forty pounds of his ready made football build of 5’11”, 200 pounds. . . . Click here for more



November 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Cotto get keys to city

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: At the start of the final presser, held today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, both, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, received official keys to the City of Las Vegas by Mayor Oscar B. Goodman.



November 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz-Malignaggi presser

Photo: John Booz

Photo: John Booz

After controversy, heated conversations and negotiations were settled, former three-time lightweight world champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz and former junior welterweight world champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi met face-to-face yesterday to announce the December 12 rematch of their exciting August 22 bout. Diaz and Malignaggi will square off on neutral ground at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois in 12 round junior welterweight bout that will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. (more…)



November 11th, 2009




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