Brooker defeats Rojas in Philly

Brooker defeats Rojas in Philly

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Philadelphia's Sugar House Casino, local super middleweight Christopher Brooker, 12-3, ...

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Weights from Ypsilanti, Mi

Weights from Ypsilanti, Mi

Weights and Photos by Brad Snyder James Toney 248.8 vs. Michael Sheppard 237.4 (WBF heavyweight world title) Patrick Boozer 154.2 vs. Akeem Black 154 Sonny Fredrickson ...

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Pennington surprises Rodriguez

Pennington surprises Rodriguez

Photos: Emily Harney In a big upset, super welterweight Courtney Pennington (11-4-1, 5 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Delvin ...

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Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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WBC honors hero

The World Boxing Council (WBC) granted yesterday, in a moving act, a green and gold world championship belt to the widow and family of a former amateur boxer who was killed in Mexico City as he tried to save several people from the attack of a gunman. Two other people died and five more were hurt before the murderer was stopped by the police of Balderas subway station, in the capital of Mexico. WBC President, Jose Sulaiman, presented to Esteban Cervantes´ widow, Martha Grimal, the green and gold belt that is awarded to world champions.

The World Boxing Council (WBC) granted yesterday, in a moving act, a green and gold world championship belt to the …


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Uzelkov vs Adamek (the other one)

By Alexey Sukachev

Ukrainian top light heavyweight hope Vyacheslav Uzelkov (21-0, 13 KOs) is going to take no other than Tomas Adamek in his next fight! The careful reader will without a doubt get the bottom of this imaginary sensation. Czech Tomas “Jumbo” Adamek (14-1-1, 6 KOs) is neither a relative, nor even a namesake of the cruiserweight star Tomasz Adamek from Poland. That’s being said, WBA mandatory Uzelkov, 30, who is also ranked WBA #3, WBO #4 and WBC/IBF #14, is indeed to face Adamek in the next defense of his WBA I/C 175lb title. The fight will be a featured bout of the next K2 East tournament, set on October 21 at Kiev Palace of Sports. (more…)

By Alexey Sukachev Ukrainian top light heavyweight hope Vyacheslav Uzelkov (21-0, 13 KOs) is going to take no other than …



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Concepcion vs Leyva

By Alexey Sukachev

It looks like the WBA interim flyweight beltholder Luis Concepcion (18-1, 13 KOs) of Panama will make the first defense of his title against Mexican veteran and former IBF strawweight champion Roberto Carlos Leyva (26-9-1, 21 KOs) on November 19 at Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. Shorty (5’2”) power puncher Concepcion acquired his belt this September with a late stoppage of another Mexican Omar Salado. Leyva is just 5-8 since losing his belt in 2002.

By Alexey Sukachev It looks like the WBA interim flyweight beltholder Luis Concepcion (18-1, 13 KOs) of Panama will make …


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Joseph Agbeko predicts KO

IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko has boldly predicted he will score a knockout victory over undefeated IBF No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez when they meet in Don King’s Halloween Thrilla at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 31. (SHOWTIME 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast). “I think I will defeat Yonnhy Perez by knockout,” Agbeko said from his South Florida-based training camp. “I’m not underestimating him. He’s a good fighter, but I know this is going to be a knockout for me. (more…)

IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko has boldly predicted he will score a knockout victory over undefeated IBF No. …




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Abraham-Taylor presser

Photo: Howard Schatz
Photo: Howard Schatz

Jermain Taylor today dismissed Arthur Abraham’s talents at a packed press conference at the o2 World Arena in Berlin. More than 14.000 fans will be in attendance when the two former champions open the Super Six World Boxing Classic in Germany´s capital on Saturday night (SHOWTIME®, 8 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed). Taylor added fuel to the fire today when he publicly questioned his opponent’s class. Asked how he would rank Abraham, he replied: “There is nothing special about him. He has some power and I know he will be prepared to do battle, (but he is) just a normal fighter. I would not rank him at the top with some of the other fighters I have fought.”

Abraham refused to return the verbal jab. “He can say what he likes. I am sure he will have a different opinion once I have caught him for the first time. I really look forward to Saturday. This is a special fight, the first of many big fights in the Super Six tournament. I am ready and prepared and cannot wait to get in the ring with Taylor.” (more…)

Jermain Taylor today dismissed Arthur Abraham’s talents at a packed press conference at the o2 World Arena in Berlin. More …


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Froch-Dirrell presser

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Undefeated WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KOs), of Nottingham, England, and unbeaten, 2004 Olympic U.S. medalist Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs), of Flint, Mich., met in a heated press conference on Wednesday to promote their 12-round showdown in the Super Six World Boxing Classic at Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England, on Saturday, Oct. 17, live on SHOWTIME® (8 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). The two threw verbal jabs at one another. Here is a sampling of the heated exchanges:

Said Froch: “He knows he’ll be in deep water on Saturday and he knows when I start connecting with the bombs he’s going to be in serious trouble.”

Said Dirrell: “I’m glad he thinks it’s a slight advantage for him being at home because he’s going to need it. I’m coming with my A game and I guarantee you that I will keep that crowd quiet and he will get lost for words by the third or fourth round.” (more…)

Undefeated WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KOs), of Nottingham, England, and unbeaten, 2004 Olympic U.S. medalist Andre …


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Froch: Dirrell looks gaunt

Carl “The Cobra” Froch and Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell will weigh in ahead of this Saturday’s Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown in the historic setting of Nottingham’s famous Old Market Square at 5pm on Friday. As always, Froch is confident that he will make the weight without any difficulty but he believes his Dirrell may be struggling to shift those last few pounds. “My weights down, I was already a pound inside the 12 stone limit when I woke up yesterday morning so that won’t be a problem,” said the WBC super middleweight champion. “I’m eating good food and I’m feeling very strong. Dirrell’s quite tall for a super middle at 6 foot 1 so I think he probably struggles a bit to get down to 12 stone. From what I’ve seen of him since he arrived in the U.K. he looks a bit like a boiled chicken the way his cheeks are sucked in. He looks quite gaunt so maybe he’s struggling with the weight because when I met him in New York a few months back to launch the Super Six tournament he looked a lot fuller and healthier. He looks a lot different now so I think he has to work very, very hard to get that weight down and I’m sure travelling from the States at the weekend won’t have helped either.”

Carl “The Cobra” Froch and Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell will weigh in ahead of this Saturday’s Super Six World Boxing …


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Soliman predicts Abraham KO

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Middleweight contender Sam Soliman predicts that former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) will score a knockout over Jermain Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in Berlin, Germany. Soliman said, “Abraham won the the IBF title in 2005 when he stopped Kingsley Ikeke. I was supposed to fight for the vacant title against Ikeke but I decided to challenge Winky Wright. The rest is history – I lost a controversial decision against Winky and Arthur Abraham became the IBF champion by defeating Ikeke. Abraham has showed himself to be an outstanding champion defending the championship an incredible eleven times. He has been an outstanding middleweight champion. In my opinion he would have defeated Kelly Pavlik had they met in the ring to unify the titles. Jermain Taylor cannot defeat Abraham. The German will chop the tall American down and stop him in a late round.” Soliman holds wins over several world rated super middleweights and middleweights including Sakio Bika, Raymond Joval and Enrique Ornelas, as well as losing disputed decisions to Anthony Mundine and Winky Wright. He is currently chasing a shot at IBF middleweight champion Sebastain Sylvester.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Middleweight contender Sam Soliman predicts that former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (30-0, …



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Super Six odds set

Renowned sports handicapper Danny Sheridan has set the odds for each fighter to win the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic, the groundbreaking six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports®. Sheridan, USA Today’s sports analyst, also set the line for Group Stage 1 matchups that begin Saturday, Oct. 17 on SHOWTIME®. At the outset, Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) of Berlin, Germany, and Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) of Copenhagen, Denmark, are 1:1, the co-favorites to capture the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup. (more…)

Renowned sports handicapper Danny Sheridan has set the odds for each fighter to win the inaugural Super Six World Boxing …


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‘This is MY time’ says Camacho Jr.

DSC_6365“This is my time – Junior time!” is the latest from the fight camp of Hector Camacho, Jr., who is matched up against Ramon Luis “Yory Boy” Campas on PPV from El Paso, Texas, Oct. 30. “I demanded this fight with Campas.  This is personal: he offended my father and my family. I know there are members of the media saying why Campas, but they need to remember that Campas is a really tough fighter who has fought the very best and held his own. Just because he is somewhat older does not mean he’s finished. Is Hopkins young? Is De La Hoya young?”

Camacho promises Campas a punishing result on Oct. 30:  “I’m not just beating him I’m knocking him out!  He’s definitely not on my level and I’ll show the world October 30.”

“LATIN INVASION 2” will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.

“This is my time – Junior time!” is the latest from the fight camp of Hector Camacho, Jr., who is …


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Inside the Cotto Camp

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Fightnews.com visited the Tampa training headquarters of WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Tuesday. The champ looked sharp during his workout. Cotto faces Manny Pacquiao on November 14th in Las Vegas.

[youtube]Pr9pwo2yqoI[/youtube] Fightnews.com visited the Tampa training headquarters of WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Tuesday. The champ looked sharp during …



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Valero vs Reyes?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unofficially lightweight Rolando Reyes (31-4-2, 20 KOs) is being mentioned as a possible challenger in the first defense of WBC lightweight world champion Edwin Valero. It is expected that a decision on that fight will be made during the week. Valero is planning to defend his WBC crown during December in Caracas, Venezuela.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Unofficially lightweight Rolando Reyes (31-4-2, 20 KOs) is being mentioned as a possible challenger in the …


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UFC 107: Penn takes on Sanchez!

After April’s memorable UFC Fight Night™ in Nashville, The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is headed back to the great state of Tennessee to give the fans another night of world class mixed martial arts action as UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn faces possibly his toughest test at 155 pounds in the relentless Diego Sanchez at UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez, live from FedExForum in Memphis on Saturday, December 12th.  (more…)

After April’s memorable UFC Fight Night™ in Nashville, The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is headed back to the great state …


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Rios, Perez collide Saturday

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Unbeaten Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. and rugged Manny Perez of Denver will fight on a big ring raised on the infield at the Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday. It’s a rematch. The two fought to a draw last Dec. 19 in Denver. Rios outworked Perez in the early rounds, then Perez rallied. The judges scored it 96-94 for Perez. The other cards were 95-95, 95-95. (more…)

Unbeaten Brandon Rios of Oxnard, Ca. and rugged Manny Perez of Denver will fight on a big ring raised on …


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Diaconu vs Pascal II confirmed

InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) are proud to announce that all parties have officially come to terms on the staging of the highly anticipated world title rematch bout between WBC world light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (24-1-0, 16 KOs) from Laval, and former WBC champion Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu (26-1-0 15 KOs) from Montreal. This bout is scheduled to take place Friday, December 11th 2009 at the Montreal Bell Centre. (more…)

InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) are proud to announce that all parties have officially come to terms on the …



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Q&A: Carl Froch

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Carl Froch participated in an open media workout Tuesday in Nottingham, England, as he winds down preparation for Saturday’s second half of the Super Six World Boxing Classic doubleheader against Andre Dirrell. In the first fight, American Jermain Taylor will face “King” Arthur Abraham in front of a sell-out crowd at the o2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany. It all happens on SHOWTIME®, 8 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed). Here’s what Carl had to say…

Carl Froch participated in an open media workout Tuesday in Nottingham, England, as he winds down preparation for Saturday’s second …


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Geale vs Barbosa Oct. 21

Photo: Ray Wheatley
Photo: Ray Wheatley

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

World middleweight contender Daniel Geale (21-1, 13 KOs) is in excellent shape for the October 21 showdown for the IBF Pan Pacific title bout against Brazil’s Samir Barbosa (22-5-3, 13 KOs) at the Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Geale was confident of victory when he said: “Training has gone very well with my trainer Graham Shaw at the Grange gym. We have seen Barbosa on tape and he looks good but I am confident of victory. Graham and myself are certain we can lift my performance by 30% from my fight with Anthony Mundine.” (Geale dropped a disputed twelve round split decision to Mundine in May when most fans in attendance and nearly all boxing writers had Geale a clear winner.) (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing World middleweight contender Daniel Geale (21-1, 13 KOs) is in excellent shape for the October …


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Fragomeni presser

Photo: Marco Chiesa
Photo: Marco Chiesa

OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) held a press conference today in Milan, Italy to announce the next title defense of WBC world cruiserweight world champion Giacobbe Fragomeni. Fragomeni will defend his title against the WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei. The fight will take place on November 21 at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. Universum Box Promotion will promote the fight.

OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) held a press conference today in Milan, Italy to announce the next title defense …


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Shot of the day

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Photo: Karl Freitag

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto talks to reporters after his workout on Wednesday at the Fight Factory in Tampa, Florida. Cotto looked sharp as he prepared for his November 14th showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto talks to reporters after his workout on Wednesday at the Fight Factory in Tampa, Florida. …


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More on Pacquiao-Castillo

Photo: Dennis Principe
Photo: Dennis Principe

By Dennis Principe

Proving that last week’s bad weather was never an issue in training camp, Manny Pacquiao dominated his sparring partners Tuesday at the Shape-Up Gym in Cooyesan Hotel in Baguio City. Pacquiao sparred with highly touted former two-time world lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico for three rounds. Pacquiao is preparing for his upcoming world welterweight with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto set for 12-rounds at a catch weight of 145lbs scheduled on November 14 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his anticipated sparring with Castillo, Pacquiao used his vastly improved lateral movements in trying to avoid the Mexican’s uppercuts and body shots. Pacquiao stalled Castillo’s aggressive attacks with three to five punch combos and counter left straights. (more…)

By Dennis Principe Proving that last week’s bad weather was never an issue in training camp, Manny Pacquiao dominated his …


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Abraham, Taylor workout

Photo: Howard Schatz
Photo: Howard Schatz

Dozens of reporters and camera teams attended today’s public workout in the heart of Berlin as “King” Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor gave a taste of their class. The two former champions will open the hotly anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic in front of what will be a sell-out crowd at the o2 World Arena here on Saturday night (SHOWTIME®, 8 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed). Not just the German capital, but the international press and fans around the world are buzzing with anticipation. Camera teams from Russia, Denmark, Italy, Germany and America, amongst other nations, were deployed to cover today’s training session. King Arthur believes his opponent will be in for “an unpleasant surprise”. He said: “Taylor is good, he is a proven champion, but he has never been in the ring with someone that punches as hard as I do. He will find out on Saturday. I have a lot of respect for him, but he will not beat me in my hometown. The Super Six is the biggest challenge of my life and I want to be a star in America once the tournament is over.” For more details and photos click here…

Dozens of reporters and camera teams attended today’s public workout in the heart of Berlin as “King” Arthur Abraham and …


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Contreras storms through Houston

Junior welterweight sensation Francisco “The Phenom” Contreras stunned the huge crowd at Houston’s Arena Theater on Saturday night with a crunching first round knockout of Washington D.C.’s Ron “Teflon” Boyd  . . . . . Click here for more

Junior welterweight sensation Francisco “The Phenom” Contreras stunned the huge crowd at Houston’s Arena Theater on Saturday night with a …


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Inside the Abraham camp

Photo: Daniel Hiller
Photo: Daniel Hiller

Photographer Daniel Hiller has taken shots of Arthur Abraham’s and Jermain Taylor’s SUPER SIX press training in Berlin, as well as Abraham at his training camp on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom. Click for more photos…

Photographer Daniel Hiller has taken shots of Arthur Abraham’s and Jermain Taylor’s SUPER SIX press training in Berlin, as well …


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UFC 104 prelims on Spike TV!

Spike TV will telecast live undercard bouts from UFC 104 on Saturday, October 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The fights on Spike TV will include “The Ultimate Fighter 8” winner Ryan Bader, a rising star in the light heavyweight division, taking on “Red” Schafer. The one-hour telecast will run commercial-free. UFC 104 will run on pay-per-view event at 10:00pm ET. (more…)

Spike TV will telecast live undercard bouts from UFC 104 on Saturday, October 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT from the Staples …


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Pacquiao spars with Castillo

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao finally engaged ex-world champion Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico in a sparring session on Tuesday in his training camp in Baguio City and two key figures inside the Filipino’s camp were both satisfied with the showing of the 35-year-old warhorse from Sonora state. “Castillo proved to be a worthy sparmate,” said Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser Mike Koncz, who personally picked Castillo to spend some quality minutes with his boss. Conditioning coach Alex Ariza was also all praises for Castillo, who will likely fill in the void that will be left by Urbano Antillon. Antillon is due to return to the US this weekend so he could get used to the local weather there as he prepares for a fight next month. Freddie Roach wanted to know if Castillo was indeed in shape as he ordered the Mexican to start off the seven-round session by going three rounds with Pacquiao. After Castillo, Pacquiao worked with unbeaten super-welterweight Shawn Porter. So far, Pacquiao has logged a total of 38 rounds of sparring. Pacquiao, who faces Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, spars thrice a week.

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao finally engaged ex-world champion Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico in a sparring session on Tuesday …


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Andy Lee opponent named

Middleweight contender Andy Lee (19-1, 14 KOs) announced details of his next fight today at a press conference overlooking the hallowed turf of Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland. The U.S. based southpaw will be back at the University Sports Arena in his native city on November 14th when he takes on Frenchman Affif Belghecham (19-3-1, 4 KOs). Today’s press conference at the legendary home of twice European club rugby champions Munster gave Lee the perfect opportunity to talk about his clash with Belghecham, the reigning European Union and French middleweight champ. (more…)

Middleweight contender Andy Lee (19-1, 14 KOs) announced details of his next fight today at a press conference overlooking the …


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Q&A: Billy Dib

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By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

World rated featherweight Billy Dib talks to Fightnews and explains how he is chasing a return world title bout with WBO champion Steve Luevano, how his win in the USA over Rogers Mtagwa helped him achieve a goal to box in Madison Square Garden, how he would be keen to fight the WBA champion Chris John and a shot at IBF champion Cristobel Cruz is also on his radar. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing World rated featherweight Billy Dib talks to Fightnews and explains how he is chasing a …


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Report Card: Rachim Chakhkiev

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Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

The professional debut of Peking Olympic champion Rachim Chakhkiev ended in success on Saturday night in Rostock when the Russian cruiserweight scored an impressive second round KO over Tayar Mehmed. A hard left hook ended the night for the overtaxed Mehmed. Chakhkiev was very happy about his debut as a pro. “This was all very thrilling for me,” he said. “It’s a big difference from the amateurs. Everything is a few dimensions larger. It especially hit me when I made my first walk into the atmosphere of the arena. This makes me hunger for more.“ (more…)

The professional debut of Peking Olympic champion Rachim Chakhkiev ended in success on Saturday night in Rostock when the Russian …


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Ajamu returns Nov. 20 in AC

By Rick Scharmberg

Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KOs), of Camden, NJ will defend his NBA light heavyweight title when he take on Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (20-6-2, 8 KOs), of Sacramento, CA in a twelve round bout on Friday, November 20 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Ajamu, or “The Boxing Prince”, won the title in his last bout against DeAndrey Abron last July, also in Atlantic City. The card, promoted by Dee Lee Promotions, promises to be a light heavyweight bonanza, as Patrick Perez (25-7, 14 KOs) and Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio (13-1-2, 5 KOs) are also penciled in to appear in separate bouts. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KOs), of Camden, NJ will defend his NBA light heavyweight title when …


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Lopez-Mtagwa Aftermath

By Matt Richardson

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It was one of those nights when nobody seemed ready to leave. 15, 20 even 30 minutes after WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez beat Rogers Mtagwa by unanimous decision in the theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday night, there was still a significant contingent of fans and media on hand, almost standing in disbelief at what they had just witnessed. For 12 brutal and sensational rounds, Lopez and Mtagwa traded wild shots in what has to be considered one of the best fights of 2009, if not the best. (more…)

By Matt Richardson It was one of those nights when nobody seemed ready to leave. 15, 20 even 30 minutes …


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Muriqi wins in Greensboro

On Saturday night, Walter Johnson Promotions and Worldboxe hosted a fight card at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Event Center in Greensboro, NC. The best known fighter on the card, light heavywight Elivir Muriqi (37-5, 23 KOs) was impressive with his workman like effort in his bout scoring a third round TKO over veteran Tiwon Taylor (27-16, 20 KOs). For his efforts Elvir picked up the Universal Boxing Council (UNBC) America’s belt. In the main event, crusierweights Paul Jennette (12-2, 9 KOs) and Zach Mwekassa fought a slugfest that will not soon be forgotten by any in attendance. (more…)

On Saturday night, Walter Johnson Promotions and Worldboxe hosted a fight card at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Event Center in …


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Barrios returns Nov. 21

Former world champion Jorge Rodrigo “La Hiena” Barrios (48-4-1, 34 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten streak within his native Argentina to 31 when he takes on Mexico City banger Michael Lozada (32-5-1, 25 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental lightweight title on November 21 at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the co-featured bout, unbeaten junior welterweight knockout artist Lucas Matthysse (24-0, 22 KOs) will take on an opponent to be determined in a WBO Latino title bout. HBO Plus will televise in Latin America.

Former world champion Jorge Rodrigo “La Hiena” Barrios (48-4-1, 34 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten streak within his …


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Clottey vs Quintana set

WBA #1 ranked welterweight Joshua Clottey of Accri, Ghana will take on former world champion Carlos Quintana of Moca, Puerto Rico on the Pavlik vs. Williams world title card Dec. 5 at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Clottey and Quintana will box 10 rounds. The fight will be televised by HBO before world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and challenger Paul Williams get into the ring. Clottey has a record of 35-3, 21 KOs. Quintana’s record is 26-2, 20 KOs. Bob Arum made the announcement today. Clottey is promoted by Top Rank. Quintana is handled by DiBella Entertainment. The Dec. 5 title card is hosted by Caesars Atlantic City. “This is the most important fight in the careers of Clottey and Quintana. Both need to win to get to the next level — a championship fight,” said Brad Goodman, Top Rank matchmaker. “It’s a tough fight against a tough fighter in Quintana,” added Vinny Scolpino, manager of Clottey. “Joshua has to work hard and do his business in the ring on December 5.”

WBA #1 ranked welterweight Joshua Clottey of Accri, Ghana will take on former world champion Carlos Quintana of Moca, Puerto …










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