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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) ...

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Boxing News

Calderon ready for Big Apple!

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

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Undefeated world two-time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, tipped the scale at 112.5 pounds in the last pre weigh-in ordered by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission. The limit for the seven day pre weigh-in is 113.4. “I left the gym yesterday at 107.5 and after I work out today I should be close to 107 pounds again,” said the WBO 108-pound champion. Calderon will leave Monday for New York, for his first fight ever at Madison Square Garden as the semi main event on the card that his good friend Miguel Cotto will headline on Saturday, June 13 in the “Mecca of Boxing.” (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Scale Watch

‘Mayan Challenge at Xcaret’ Weights!

By Boxing Bob Newman

Saul “Canleo” Alvarez 146.75 vs. Jefferson Goncalo 146.5
(NABF welterweight title)
Omar Niño Romero 107.8 vs. Juanito Rubillar 107.8
(WBC light flyweight eliminator)
Wilberth “Huracan” Uicab 111.3 vs. B.J. Dolorosa 111.1
(NABF flyweight title)
Jose Emilio Perea 134.2 vs. Juan Pablo Sanchez 134.2
Rudy Lopez 134.2 vs. Pablo Polanco 141.9
Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. 144.1 vs. Jose “Lobo” Ramirez 142.1
Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson 125.4 vs. Miguel “Demoledor” Tiquet 134.2
Rene “Chirizo” Gonzalez vs. Eduardo “Guason” Herrera
Eric Ortiz 112.4 vs. Gilberto Keb 112.4
Aaron Velez 125.4 vs. Luciano Canche 125.2
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Promoter Jose “Pepe” Gomez presents “The Mayan Challenge at Xcaret!” in conjunction with the 41st NABF convention, on Saturday, June 6th at 7 p.m. Xcaret is an hour outside of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and home to a magical nature preserve along the Mayan Riviera.



June 5th, 2009


Boxing News

Weights from Montreal!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Antonin Decarie 143.1 vs. Victor Hugo Castro 146.1
(NABO Welterweight Championship)
Sebastien Demers 167.8 vs. Alfredo Contreras 167.2
Nicholson Poulard 170 vs. Martin Berthiaume 168.6
Dierry Jean 139.9 vs. Adrian Navarrete 138.1
Ali Mansour 246.2 vs. Stephane Tessier 231
Tony Luis 134.6 vs. Jorge Banos 132.1
Venue: Casino de Montreal
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)
Television: SRC (Canada)
First Bell 12:00pm



June 5th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Westminster!

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Mark Tucker 177 vs. Andre Hemphill 174
Lenwood Dozier 151 1/2 vs. Ken Dunham 154
Emmanuel Taylor 141 vs. Bryan Abraham 141
Omar Sims 154 vs. Jamar Freeman 152
Tyrone Wright 127 vs. Hugh Hinds 128 3/4
Jeremiah Wiggins 154 3/4 vs. Clarence Taylor 157 1/2
Vincent Arroyo 144 1/4 vs. Amaury Torres 143 1/4
Daniel Kooij 189 3/4 vs. Clarence Moore 191 1/2
Venue: Shipley Arena in Westminster, MD
Promoter: TNT Promotions 21/Maryland Boxing Club



June 5th, 2009


Boxing News

Klitschko-Chagaev Update!

By Alexey Potapov

Fightnews.com has received information on a possible fight between WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev on June 20th at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Universum Box Promotion is in negotiations with Team Klitschko, but for sure will wait for the WBA’s decision concerning the recent fight cancellation in Helsinki. “We’re looking at the situation,” sand Universum promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “For sure this is a very interesting idea.” Ruslan Chagaev, who is still in training, stated “I’m ready to fight. I had the best preparation of my life. I’m confident to fight everybody. My promotor is working for me. I trust him.” Earlier Team Klitschko explored a fight against WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev, but apparently handlers of the Russian boxer chose a different direction.



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Abraham/Wegner in Schmeling film!

Photos: Sauerland Event

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Undefeated IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham and Ulli Wegner made a brief trip to Zagreb this week where the shooting for the Max Schmeling movie has begun. With Henry Maske impersonating one of the biggest German sporting heroes of all time, Abraham will play Richard Vogt, Schmeling´s last opponent. Just as in real life, Ulli Wegner will be in his corner. “It is a great honour and pleasure for both of us to be a part of this movie,” King Arthur said. “Working at the set is almost as hard as a training session. But it was a lot of fun.” The movie will hit cinemas in 2010. Abraham (29-0, 23 KOs) took only a quick time-out from the preparation for his June 27 defence against Mahir Oral, which will be staged in Berlin´s Max-Schmeling-Halle. “This was a nice break from the hard training routine,” Ulli Wegner said. “We really enjoyed it. But now our full attention is back on the next fight. Arthur is in great shape and he will delight his fans on June 27.”



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Gwayana to defend SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Mfundo Gwayana (10-3, 5KOs) makes his third defense of his South African junior flyweight title against former champion Sizwe Sinyabi (18-8-1, 9KOs) on Sunday afternoon at the Orient Theatre in East London. This fight, presented by Mzi Mnguni of Eyethu Promotions, could go 12 rounds to a close decision either way. (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Oberhausen!

Photo: Moritz Müller

Photo: Moritz Müller

Jürgen Brähmer 174.6 vs Antonio Brancalion 174.6
European light heavyweight championship
and WBC light heavyweight semi-final eliminator

Denis Boytsov 220.4 vs Taras Bidenko 218.2
WBA Intercontinental heavyweight championship
and WBO European heavyweight championship

Vitali Tajbert 132 vs Rudy Encarnacion 132.7
Manuel Charr 238 vs Ramon Hayes 251.3
Igor Michalkin 174.8 vs Karim Bennama 180.7
Christian Hammer 244.7 vs Aleksandre Borhovs 213.8
Gregory Soszynski 175 vs Sergey Beloshapkin 173
Venue: König-Pilsener-ARENA, Oberhausen
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Timm keeps it secret!

WBA light welterweight world champion Andreas Kotelnik has entered a top-secret training camp ahead of his June 27 clash with Amir Khan. The pair meet at London’s O2 Arena, topping a mouth-watering evening of boxing and 31-year-old Kotelnik is desperate not to give anything away before the fight – even if his experienced team know the challenger inside out. “Andreas has begun sparring and he is looking very, very impressive,” said his trainer, Michael Timm. “But I don’t want anyone to even know who the sparring partners are. It’s a secret. We don’t want Khan to get any kind of advantage.” (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Mosley: I’ll give Pacman rematch!

By Nick Giongco

Shane Mosley is not only amenable to a catch weight and a 60-40 revenue split in favor of Manny Pacquiao but the flashy American puncher likewise dangles an immediate rematch clause in the event of a victory over the Filipino boxing icon. “I don’t have to ask Manny to fight me because he has agreed to face me so I am asking (Top Rank chief) Bob Arum to get it on,” Mosley told Manila Bulletin and fightnews on Friday afternoon in a long distance interview. Mosley said he is not only willing to get down to as light as 144 lbs and is agreeable to a lesser share of the prize money but is inclined to give Pacquiao a rematch clause if he emerges victorious in a proposed Oct. 17 showdown. (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Kennedy headlines in AC!

By Rick Scharmberg

Teon Kennedy (12-0, 5 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA will face Lucian Gonzalez (9-5-1, 1 KO), of Reading PA in the eight round super bantamweight main event this Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ. Kennedy, who is on the cusp of a world ranking, was the 2004 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion. The co-main event will feature a rare battle of unbeaten prospects. Latif Mundy (8-0, 3 KOs), of Philadelphia will face Patrick Majewski (10-0, 7 KOs), of Somers Point, NJ in an eight round middleweight battle. Peltz Boxing Promotions is promoting the show. (more…)



June 5th, 2009

UFC

Faber vows to beat Brown

Faber-Brown 2 is LIVE on VERSUS Sunday!

Somewhere inside of Urijah Faber’s psyche, behind that million-dollar smile and perpetual surfer boy cool, it must be eating at him that someone other than himself has been “The Man” in the featherweight division for the past seven months. Faber has never publicly uttered a harsh or unflattering word about Mike Thomas Brown, the human battering ram who dethroned him, but playing second fiddle to another man in the MMA realm has to bother a man of Faber’s uncompromising standards of excellence and Alpha male instincts . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



June 5th, 2009

Boxing Result

Prospects triumph in Lyubertsy!

By Alexey Sukachev at ringside

Triumph Palace of sports in a satellite city of Lyubertsy (just 5 kilometers to the South-East from Moscow) is usually a home for the similar basketball club. On Thursday, however, it was a venue for the first ever boxing show, arranged by the starting promoter Alexander Polguy in association with the Jab Promotions (Vitaly Supichenko) and Union Boxing Management (Sergey Stepkin), with the help of Ural Box Promotions and with the considerable support, provided by the government of Lyubertsy district, part of Moscow Region. (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

GIANT NABF Convention Update!

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

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The 41st annual NABF convention got underway Thursday morning in scenic Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The beautiful RIU Palace de las Americas will be the host hotel for the meetings and officer elections, while the first ever Continental Congress, comprising thirty seven member nations will take place simultaneously. Finally, a block buster fight card featuring two NABF fights, and three former world champions will cap off the convention on Saturday, June 6th. The locale for the show will be the exotic nature preserve of Xcaret about an hour outside of Cancun. (more…)



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Invincibles 4 in Bucharest!

By: Boxing Bob Newman
Gankor Promotions of Romania is presenting “Invincibles 4” at the Sala Rapid in Bucharest, Romania, tonight. The main event will pit local hero Ionut “Jo Jo Dan” Ion against Argentina’s Sergio Gomez over 12 rounds for Ion’s WBC Continental Americas and NABA titles at 140 lbs. Already ranked WBC #5, WBA #7 and IBF #11, “Jo Jo Dan” looks to improve his rankings while extending his unbeaten streak which currently stands at 24-0, 13 KOs. Says Gankor’s Chris Ganescu, “When our fighters step into the ring, I want them to feel invincible, that’s why we’ve been naming our series of shows ‘Invincibles.’” Rounding out the card are fellow undefeated Romanian Viorel Simion, 10-0 against Kenya’s David Kiilu for the WBC Mediterranean title at featherweight, Romania’s former Junior amateur world champion in 2003, Bogdan Dinu takes on Bulgaria’s Nikolay Marinov in a scheduled four rounder at heavy and undefeated Romanian Lucian Bot against Ivor Marinchev, also at heavy.



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Westbury, NY!

Free Tickets to FD, PD and returning Vets

Polish power puncher Pawel “Raging Bull”Wolak (23-1, 16 KOs) battles Jamaica’s Vinroy Barrett (22-7, 11 KOs) in the main event of tonight’s “Broadway Boxing” event at the Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury (formerly the Westbury Music Fair) in Long Island, NY. The card also features undefeated light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (7-0, 6 KOs), international up-and-comers lightweight Steve Ormond (3-0, 1 KO) of Ireland and jr middleweight Lambros Karalides (2-0, 2 KOs) of Cyprus, plus a lot of fan favorites from the New York City area. Aside from the action-packed fight card, the event also carries forward the promise of giving back to those who serve the community of Long Island. Promoters Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment and Joe Winters of Winters Boxing have made tickets available to the members of the Long Island Fire Department, the Long Island Police Department, as well as to returning Long Island Vets and their families. “I want to share that with all the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for those of us fortunate enough to live on Long Island,” said Winters. For information regarding the tickets made available to the PD, FD and the returning Vets, please contact Jules Feiler at (917) 573-0562 or call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577.
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Pawel Wolak 154.6 vs Vinroy Barrett 154
Mike Ruiz 153 vs Chris Gray 153.8
Will Rosinsky 172 vs Alex Mancera 171
Steve Ormond 135 vs Sergi Ganjalashvilli 134
Henry White 141.5 vs Chris Algieri 143
Kasim Howard 218 vs Zack Page 200.2
Dameon Marshall 171 vs Brian Hart 170.2
Denis Douglin 160.2 vs Vernon Richardson 160.4
Lambros Karaolides 154.5 vs Troy Nelson 157



June 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Wedding Bells for Daddono!

Former amateur boxer, professional corner man, manager, promoter and currently International Boxing Organization Chairman, John W. Daddono puts his bachelor days behind him as he will officially tie the knot on June 6th in West Palm Beach Florida when he exchanges rings with his fiancé Stefanie Ann Crisuolo.



June 5th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tszyu Cup results!

By Alexey Uralets (ringside) and Alexey Sukachev

The second stage of the annual International Kostya Tszyu Cup was held Saturday at the Ice Palace of Tyumen, Russia. The show was promoted by Kira Plotnikova, the pairs were rendered by Stanislav Bukhlov, and the living legend himself found a time to visit the city and open the tournament himself. In what was destined to be a special attraction, light welterweight prospect and former amateur standout ‘King’ Khabib Allakhverdiev (10-0, 5 KOs) looked spectacular in the fifth-round stoppage of Uzbek Abdulaziz Matazimov (8-2, 3 KOs). The first three rounds were pretty even with Allakhverdiev using his sharp jab to constantly bother his opponent and the Uzbek fighter countering him well. However, in the fourth round ‘King’ Khabib increased the tempo and dropped Matazimov at the end of the round. Allakhverdiev decked his opponent again in round five and after another blistering series the referee stopped the one-sided contest. (more…)



June 4th, 2009

Boxing Result

Full Kiev Report!

Baysangurov, Bursak and Preskar victorious

By Anton Gorunov (at ringside) and Alexey Sukachev

Russian junior middleweight Zaurbek Baysangurov (now 21-1 with 16 KOs) scored his second consecutive first-round blowout this past Saturday night at Kiev’s Palace of Sports. In the main event of the show, promoted by the K2 East promotional group, Baysangurov, 24, decked his Italian opponent Christian De Martinis (22-3, 10 KOs) first with a body-punch and then with a wild left hook to the head before knocking him down again after a big right hand, which forced referee to stop the contest without a count. Baysangurov seized the vacant WBA Intercontinental title in the process. Next for the Chechen native is August showdown against the Contender II victor Grady Brewer (25-11, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBO belt in Pala, California. (more…)



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Sweet Pea to train Spadafora!

Promoter Michael Acri announced today that four-division world champion and Hall of Fame inductee Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is the new chief trainer for undefeated former IBF lightweight champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora as he prepares for his June 24 homecoming at Pittsburgh’s Amphitheatre at Station Square. Spadafora (41-0-1), will face Ivan Bustos (27-12-3) in a ten-round junior welterweight bout.



June 4th, 2009

Scale Watch

Holm, Yankovich weigh in

Weights by Chris Cozzone

From the Isleta Resort & Casino south of Albuquerque, N.M., for tomorrow night’s “Bombshells” card promoted by Fresquez Productions:

Holly Holm 144.5 vs. Duda Yankovich 139.25
* For the WIBA welterweight title
Mike Alderete 192.25 vs. Theo Kruger 195.5
Angelica Chavez 105.25 vs. Gloria Salas 106.25
Michael Brooks 177 vs. Brandon Singleton 172.25
Antonio Zamora 184.5 vs. Dominic Perea 178.5
Israel Rodriguez 157 vs. David Quesada 170.5*
** The 13 1/2 pound weight difference was waived by Rodriguez’ camp.

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June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Popoca-Alatorre meet June 26!

Headlining Dominic Pesoli’s next 8 Count Productions on June 26th at the Chicago’s UIC Pavilion is a junior welterweight showdown between undefeated local fan favorite Ivan Popoca (10-0-1, 7 KOs) and Hector Alatorre (15-7, 5 KOs). The eight round co-feature is a super middleweight title fight between Andrzej Fonfara (12-2, 3 KOs) and Skyler Thompson (11-3, 9 KOs). Tickets start at $31, call 312-226-5800.



June 4th, 2009

Announcement

Tickets on sale for Brinkley-Paschall

Tickets are on sale for the ten round light heavyweight showdown between The Fighting Pride of Northern Nevada, Jesse Brinkley and Baltimore’s Mike Paschall set for Friday, July 10th at The Reno Events Center, it was announced today by Reno’s “Let Get It On” Promotions and Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions . . . (more…)



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Haye camp wants postponement!

Despite yesterday’s announcement that the June 20th heavyweight championship bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye has been called off due to an injury Haye suffered during training camp, the Haye Camp is seeking a postponement rather than a cancellation. “Unfortunately David has sustained a back injury which means he is unable to continue training for a short period,” said Adam Booth, Haye’s trainer and manager. “We’re heading back to the UK for some aggressive physiotherapy. It looks like there will be only a three week delay from the original fight date with respect to David’s readiness, which hopefully means that Wladimir will only postpone the fight, rather than cancel it.”



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Cruz-Solis presser!

Zanfer Boxing

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IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (38-11-1, 23 KOs) is training for his much anticipated rematch against Jorge Solis (37-1-2, 27 KOs) on June 27th at the 5,500-seat El Palenque in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.“It will be a hard fight and it has cost me much sacrifice,” said Cruz at the kick-off press conference. “Solis defeated me once by unanimous decision, but I am a world champion now and much stronger than before. In addition, I will be in my house.” Solis responded, “It will be a hard fight, but I am going to repeat what I did to Cruz in our last fight. I will prepare myself very well to go to win at the champion’s hometown.” The undercard will include welterweight Gabriel Martinez, (21-1-1, 13KOs) vs Michel Rosales, (19-3, 17KOs) and Arturo Santos Reyes, the 2008 Mexican Olympic team representative.



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Bucharest, Romania!

Photo: Gankor Promotions

Photo: Gankor Promotions

Jo Jo Dan 139.3 vs Walter Sergio Gomez 138.5
Viorel Simion 125.4 vs David Kiilu 125.5
Bogdan Dinu 234.9 vs Nikolay Marinov 213.4
Lucian Bot 221.1 vs Ivor Marinchev 211.7
Corina Carlescu 113.8 vs Svetomira Crystova 121.8
promoter: Gankor Promotions



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Frankel gets ten years

By Chris Morris / Rocky Mountain Boxing

Lightweight ‘Red Hot’ Rob Frankel (27-9-1, 4 KOs), was just sentenced in Denver County Court to ten years in prison after a plea bargain involving domestic abuse charges against his wife, who was several months pregnant at the time. Frankel was originally charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping, child abuse and second degree assault. He plead guilty to second degree assault and kidnapping. This was his third domestic charge with his wife with whom he has two children. Frankel was on a six-fight winning streak, including wins over Bobby Pacquiao and Ricardo Dominguez. He recently left his long time trainer and promoter Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing to pursue opportunities with Delgado Promotions where he was being trained by Mike Alvarado’s trainer Shann Villhauer. Those opportunities are now put on hold, indefinitely.



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Calzaghe sues Warren!

Joe Calzaghe’s fight with promoter Frank Warren has entered the next round. The undefeated former world champion boxer won a judgment against Warren’s Sports Network earlier this year for almost £2 million, however Calzaghe has yet to see a penny of the money awarded to him by the High Court. Yesterday Calzaghe commenced legal proceedings against Warren personally, claiming that Warren had conspired to deprive him of his money, had conspired to use unlawful means to damage him and had knowingly assisted in a breach of trust or fiduciary duty by Sports Network. Calzaghe also lodged a complaint to the British Boxing Board of Control alleging misconduct by Warren in relation to the non-payment and the lengths to which Calzaghe says Warren has gone to attempt to ensure that he will never be paid. Calzaghe seeks compensation from Warren for the amount of money due to him and is asking the Board to withdraw or suspend Warren’s promoter’s license until such time as that compensation has been paid. “I’m sickened by the way I’ve been treated,” said Calzaghe. “If Warren thinks I’ll walk away from this, after putting myself and my career record at risk in the ring, he’s mistaken. I’ll pursue him all the way until justice is done.”



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko vs Chagaev?

WBA heavyweight champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev could be the new challenger for IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. “Haye is still a possibility but our first priority is Chagaev,” Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente told BBC. Although a number of fighters have expressed interest in stepping in for the injured Haye, Boente says, “At the moment we are only interested in Chagaev, or Haye on June 20 or three weeks later. I hope we will know what we are doing in the next three days.”



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Rachman won’t retire, wants rematch!

Photo: Rachman Management

Photo: Rachman Management

By Jeff Pamungkas

Former IBF strawweight champion Muhammad Rachman (37) says he won’t retire because he feels he still has better skill and stamina than the younger fighters. “If I weren’t hurt, I could knockout Oleydong (Sithsamarchai),” said Rachman, who suffered severe bleeding due to cuts caused by headbutts in rounds three, seven and eleven. “No, I’m still curious to be a world champion once again. I hurt Oleydong in round ten, so I feel I’m still capable of being a world champion again,” replied Rachman when asked about his retirement. “The cut in round eleven is too deep, so it was stopped and went to the scorecards, although I think Oleydong shall be disqualified because he did it on purpose,” added Martinez dos Santos, Rachman’s manager. Team Rachman is now studying how to conduct a rematch, if possible, in Indonesia in Rachman’s homeland.



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan: I want more titles!

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-1-1, 26 KOs) is looking forward to winning the IBF bantamweight title from Joseph Agbeko (26-1, 22 KOs) when they clash on July 11 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Darchinyan said. ” Maybe I stay for a year at bantamweight and unify the titles then move up a division – I want to win more world titles. People are talking because I am moving up to bantamweight that my power isn’t going to be enough but that is why I want to go to America and be more focused on my training and show the world my power is more than enough at bantamweight. Everyone knows I have a lot of power in my left. Now with all my sparring – I am more focused on my right and I can feel my right hand is very powerful now, too, and my sparring partners have told me this. My preparation has been very good and there is five and half weeks to go.” Darchinyan will be sparring with WBA featherweight champion Chris John while he is in the USA. If Darchinyan is successful in winning the bantamweight championship he will equal Jeff Fenech as Australia’s three divisional world champion. He has already equalled Kostya Tszyu by holding all the major body belts of IBF/WBC/WBA. Darchinyan is managed by Elias Nasser and promoted by Gary Shaw.



June 4th, 2009

Feature Story

Duda looks like a lady

Story by Chris Cozzone

You’ll get no promises of victory, no proclamations of an upset, from undefeated Duda Yankovich. What you will get, she promises, is a good fight.

On Saturday night, the former 140-pound champion – who is still 140 pounds despite a 147-pound weight limit – will give up weight, height, reach, experience and hometown advantage to six-time world champion Holly Holm . . . Click here for more



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek-Gunn presser!

Photos: Marty Rosengarten / RingsidePhotos.com

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Main Events hosted a press conference on Wednesday at the Riverside Manor in Paterson, NJ to kickoff the July 11th showdown between IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (37-1, 25 KOs) against Bobby Gunn (21-3-1, 18 KOs). The card will be at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. “Every fight is important to me,” said Adamek. “I look forward to fighting at Prudential Center on July 11th.” (more…)



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Michigan Boxing Beat!

By Bob Ryder

As the weather is heating up in the Great Lakes state so is the boxing game. Within a six week time frame, fans will be treated to no less than five pro shows. Two of the cards will take place in the Detroit area (June 13 and July 17), two have landed in Grand Rapids (June 26 and July 11) and Bay City will host an event on July 25. (more…)



June 4th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Juan Diaz and Robert Guerrero

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 Juan Diaz and Robert Guerrero. 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 9:00 p.m. ET.



June 4th, 2009




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