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Canelo wins split decision over Lara

Canelo wins split decision over Lara

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME In a non-title grudge match fought at a contract weight of 155 lbs, ...

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Alvarez, Lara make weight

Alvarez, Lara make weight

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mary Ann Owen Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juanma Lopez ...

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Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Photos: Mary Ann Owen Neither Canelo Alvarez or Erislandy Lara said much at the dias during the final press conference for Saturday's PPV ...

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Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Judgment Day is here for Mendez, Barthelemy

Photos: Oscar Palamino, IMP Former heavyweight world champion, boxing legend Mike Tyson held court at the Final Press Conference for "Judgment Day" on ...

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Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

By Butch Gottlieb At ringside Photos: Mary Ann Owen Former world title challenger Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to outpoint Ed ...

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Alvarez, Lara make weight

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Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV

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Gomez beats Paredes in comeback fight

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Boxing Result

de Mori fight cancelled

By Brett Bonetti at ringside

Australian Heavyweight Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (16-1-1, 14 KO’s) is a very frustrated fighter. He stepped back in the ring tonight, but it was only to announce to his fans that his Heavyweight fight with Ghana’s Ibrahim Marshall (10-3, 8 KO’s) was off.

After yet another setback, de Mori who is in peak condition, apologized to everyone in attendance. From the middle of the ring he explained how the fight was called off.

de Mori’s fight was cancelled after opponent Ibrahim Marshall failed a medical test conducted by the West Australian Professional Combat Sports Commission. Following the weigh in yesterday, Marshall was refusing to take a blood test for more than 3 hours and after finally agreeing to take the test, de Mori was informed this morning that Marshall had failed his medical, and the fight was off. (more…)



June 12th, 2011



Boxing Result

Dlamini stops Fani in 3

By Ron Jackson

Bongani Dlamini stopped Samkelo Fani in the third round of scheduled ten in a South African lightweight title eliminator at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. The younger Dlamini, 23, was just too strong and fast for the 33-year-old Fani as he dominated from the first bell to win the first the first two rounds with a two handed attack. In the third round it was the same pattern before Dlamini (61.18kg) caught Fani (61.04kg) with a swinging left to the jaw that sent him staggering back to touch the canvas with a glove. Dlamini never let him off the hook and backed Fani into a neutral corner where he battered him with lefts and rights before referee Phillip Durandt stepped in to wave the fight off at 1:34 into round three. Bongani improves his record to 12-2, 9 KOs and Fani drops to 10-5, 8 KOs. (more…)



June 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Report/gallery: Benavidez-Alarcon

Ringside report & photos by Chris Cozzone

“Rekindle” might be the wrong word to use when referring to wildfire-raged Arizona, but last night in Phoenix, boxing was able to rise from its ashes when hot prospect Jose Benavidez, Jr. staged his return.

Fighting in front of a home crowd for the first time in several years, Benavidez dropped and stopped overmatched Denver journeyman Corey Alarcon in round four on a card promoted by Showdown Promotions and Top Rank at the Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler . . . Click here for more



June 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez in Guadalajara

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Rene Perez Gutierrez/Canelo Promotions

After six weeks in Big Bear, Saul Alvarez arrived yesterday in Guadalajara. “I feel stronger than ever,” he said at the end of his last boxing session, supervised, as always by Chepo and Edison Reynoso. Alvarez changed blows with Fernando Castañeda (welterweight), for four rounds, both sheathed with mask and 16 ounces gloves. The undefeated WBC champion hit mitts, the bag, jumped rope and finished with three sets of abs to show his muscles for a few minutes to everyone in the Julian Magdaleno’s Gym in which everyone tasted the traditional “tortas ahogadas”. For more details and photos click here…



June 12th, 2011

Feature Story

Del Valle, Gonzalez impress

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

On a second consecutive night of fights on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®, featherweight Luis Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle’s rising star shined in a 10-round unanimous decision over Dat “Be Dat’’ Nguyen with scores of 99-91 three times. In the co-feature, Jonathan Gonzalez scored a convincing 10-round unanimous decision by the scores of 99-91 and 98-92 twice in a junior middleweight matchup over Richard Gutierrez from Roseland Ballroom in New York City on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Del Valle (13-0,10 KOs), of Bayamon, P.R., impressed the boisterous Boricua-based crowd and SHOWTIME announcers alike with his sharp shots and well-timed counter punches. Known for throwing a high volume of shots, Nguyen (17-2, 6 KOs), a resident of Vero Beach, Fla., came out swinging but Del Valle anticipated Nguyen’s wide punches with crisp counters. (more…)



June 12th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mathebula wins IBF eliminator

By Ron Jackson

Jeffrey Mathebula won a 12 round split points decision over Oscar Chauke in an IBF junior featherweight title eliminator at Carnival City, Brakpan on Saturday night. Judges Raymond Reed (Australia) and Massimiliano Bianco (Italy) scored the fight 116-112 and 115-113 in favour Mathebula whilst Alfred Buqwana (SA) appeared to be off the mark with a score of 116-112 for Chauke. (more…)



June 12th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rahman stops Brown in six

By Michael Sheffield/Memphisboxing.com at ringside
Photos: JD Meredith/Memphisboxing.com

Weighing in at a career high 284 pounds, former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (49-7-1, 40 KOs) lumbered to a lackluster sixth round TKO Galen Brown (35-16-1 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Brown took a knee four times in the sixth.

Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Majewski (16-0 11 KOs) won a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Marcus Upshaw (13-5-1 6 KOs) to win the NABO title. Upshaw was down in rounds three and five. Scores were 100-88, 100-89, 100-89.

Pro debuting welterweight Dusty Harrison won an impressive four round unanimous decision over Alphonso Alexander (0-3). Harrison, although in his debut, looked like a well seasoned veteran.



June 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Benavidez wins homecoming bout

Top Rank prospect stops Alarcon in four

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Chris Cozzone at ringside

Fighting for the first time in nearly three years in front of his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz., at the Wild Horse Pass Casino & Hotel, Top Rank prospect and former amateur standout Jose Benavidez Jr. (12-0, 11 KOs) dropped  Denver’s Corey Alarcon (14-18-1, 4 KOs) three times en route to a fourth round TKO victory. The overmatched Alarcon made a show of effort but Benavidez proved too much for the journeyman. Official time of stoppage was 1:02.

In the co-main of the card promoted by Showdown and Top Rank, Mexican lightweight Oscar Meza (22-4, 17 KOs) stalked mismatched Kelly Wright (4-8), of St. Louis, through three rounds, flooring him several times before the TKO victory at 2:04. On the undercard: Tijuana middleweight  Jovan Munoz (12-2, 5 KOs) was shockingly upset by New Orleans’ Justin Williams (3-3-1, 2 KOs), who took him out by TKO with a big right at 2:22 of the third; In the best fight of the night, by far, Phoenix super bantam Alexis Santiago (8-0-1, 2 KOs) scored the unanimous win over Carlos Luque (2-7), scores of 58-56 twice and 59-55; super welterweight Juan Gonzalez (2-0, 1 KO) won by unanimous decision over Mexico’s Moses Alvizo (0-3), scores of 40-36 twice, 39-37; and super bantamweight Emilio Garcia (2-0-1, 1 KO) floored Albuquerque debuter Eric Henson (0-1) twice in round one, to win by decision with scores of 40-34 twice and 40-35. Stay tuned for a full report and photos tomorrow.



June 12th, 2011

UFC

Dos Santos dissects Carwin!

Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Getty

Results by Andreas Hale

In a #1 contender matchup of monster heavyweights, Junior Dos Santos’ boxing pedigree surgically dissected former interim UFC Heavyweight champion Shane Carwin as the Brazilian dominated en route to a unanimous decision victory. Dos Santos worked quickly behind the jab and nearly took Carwin out in the first round with a combination and a salvo of punches that turned Carwin’s face to a bloody mess. Carwin would survive but found himself on the wrong end of JDS’ jab and was picked apart for the rest of the fight. Scores were 30-27 (twice) and 30-26 in favor of Dos Santos who will next face Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight championship.

Kenny Florian’s debut at featherweight was a successful one as his conditioning and ground game upended the dangerous Diego Nunez for a unanimous decision victory. Nunes’ striking appeared to give the former welterweight and lightweight contender fits in the first frame. But Florian settled down and outhustled Nunes on the ground and used his trademark elbows to score on the inside. In the end, Florian earned scores of 30-27 and 29-28 twice. Florian is now eyeballing champion Jose Aldo and looks to be a force at 145 lbs.

For more info on this weekend’s UFC 131 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Trout defeats Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside

WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout won a twelve round unanimous decision over David “The Destroyer” Lopez to retain his title on Saturday night at the Auditorio Miguel Barragan in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Scores were 119-109, 117-110 and 118-109, all in favor of Trout.

In the co-feature, former Mexican Olympian Arturo Santos outpointed Alexander Espinoza over nine rounds to claim the Fedecaribe featherweight belt. Scores were 90-82, 90-71 and 87-84. more + photos



June 12th, 2011

Boxing Result

Del Valle defeats Nguyen

Unbeaten featherweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Dat Nguyen (17-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Del Valle punished Nguyen with a steady stream of punches, but the game Nguyen showed a lot of heart to go the full ten. Scores were 99-91 on all cards. Del Valle won the NABA belt.

Olympian junior middleweight Jonathan “Mantequilla Gonzalez (13-0, 12 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career, winning a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Richard Gutierrez (26-7-1, 16 KOs). Gonzalez outworked Gutierrez in every round winning by scores of 99-91, 98-92, 98-92. Gonzalez claimed the vacant NABA and WBO Latino Youth Middleweight belts. Guiterrez has now lost 5 of 7.

Not normally known as a KO artist, popular jr welterweight Gabriel Bracero (16-0, 2 KOs) needed just 40 seconds to demolish Guillermo Valdes (12-4, 3 KOs).



June 11th, 2011

Boxing Result

Cheikho stopped by Melis

By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

Hometown fighter Ahmad Cheikho (6-3-2) was knocked out at 2:15 of the 7th round as “Eye of the Tiger” Management presented an evening of boxing at the Corona Theatre in Montreal Saturday night. Sergei Melis (18-5) scored impressively with the right hand in what would be the final round of what was scheduled for eight. (more…)



June 11th, 2011

Boxing Result

Narvaez retains WBO title

Unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion Omar Andres Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs) retained his title for the third time with a twelve round unanimous decision over William Urina (17-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the famed Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typical Narvaez fight as he piled up points en route to a decision win. Scores were 117-110 on all cards.

WBO/WBA female jr flyweight champion Yesica Bopp (16-0, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Yesenia Martinez Castrejon (9-7, 8 KOs).



June 11th, 2011

Boxing Result

Pinzon tops Barros

Photos: JD Meredith

Super Welterweight Jose Pinzon (19-3-1, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Edvan Dos Santos Barros (11-11-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Deportivo Inalámbrica in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Pinzon dropped Barros twice in round one. Barros stormed back to floor Pinzon in round three. Pinzon scored another knockdown in the sixth, but the bout went the full ten with Pinzon winning by scores of 97-89, 97-89, 98-88. Pinzon, as you may remember, had that knockdown war against Pavel Wolak last year in Anaheim.

Lightweight Aarón “La Joya” Herrera (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Alirio “Morocho” Rivero (21-9-1, 14 KOs). Rivero was down twice in round two. Herrera finished him in round six. Time was 1:09. more photos



June 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Full report/gallery: Holm-Cisneros II

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Shutout. Rematch. Mismatch.

Three words are just about all you need to describe last night’s needless repeat between boxing’s pound-for-pound queen Holly Holm and crosstown rival Victoria Cisneros.

If there were any surprise at all, it had to be in the equally loud cheers both fighters were given by the estimated 2,000 fans in attendance at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, on a card promoted by Fresquez Productions, Golden Boy and Don Chargin for Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.” . . . Click here for more



June 11th, 2011




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