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Unbeaten middleweight Michael Oliveira (11-0, 9 KOs) ,returns to his roots November 20, headlining “A Gala Night of Boxing” pro-am event, at Espaco das Americas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 20-year-old Oliveira (11-0, 9 KOs) was born in Sao Paulo but he moved two weeks after birth with his family to Miami. The card is presented by Rumble Star Promotions and will air live on SporTV and TV Globo International. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Former Light Heavyweight title contender Paul Briggs feels he has been made a scapegoat and was left fuming after being informed of the West Australian Professional Combat Sports Commission’s finding, saying he disputed this decision 100%. The WA Professional Combat Sports Commission has ordered Briggs to pay $75,000 AUD to the commission from his $200,000 AUD purse, and his registration as a boxer in Western Australia has been cancelled following a finding that Briggs had participated in a ‘Sham Contest.’ (more…)
Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (16-0, 12 KOs) has the super middleweight division on notice. After going undefeated in his first sixteen professional fights, stopping twelve of them along the way, Rodriguez has displayed a lot of power and boxing ability in his very active, almost three year career. On November 5th, “La Bomba” will once again fight on “ShoBox: The New Generation” but this time in the main event of the evening in quite possibly his biggest test to date when he takes on James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (22-2-1, 11 KOs) at the Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota.
Earlier this week, FightNews had an opportunity to speak with Rodriguez about his career, the fight, and his future. (more…)
In a world where the words “great” or “legend” are thrown about much too freely, Matt Hughes has legitimately earned those accolades for his Hall of Fame fight career. And despite being 37 years old, the two-time UFC welterweight champ has had a career resurgence with consecutive wins over Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, and Ricardo Almeida. At UFC 123, he looks to make it four in a row against BJ Penn in their intriguing rubber match. Will Hughes add this bout to his list of defining moments? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Sroi Mungmee
Pariyakorn Ratanasuban of Onesongchai Boxing Promotion announced they will present the WBO female minimumweight title defense between the Thai champion Teeraporn Pannimit (11-3,4 KOs) and the Filipino challenger Jujeath Nagaowa (9-8-1,5 KOs). This event will be held on November 22 at Zeer Rangsit Shopping Center in Pathumthanee, Thailand. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
IBO Cruiserweight Champion Danny Green has been cleared of any wrongdoing following his controversial 29 second knockout of Paul Briggs at Challenge Stadium Perth on July 21, 2010. An inquiry from the West Australian Professional Combat Sports Commission WA cleared Green, but found Briggs participated in a ‘sham contest’ for not disclosing his ‘nervous system’ health condition prior to the fight. The WA Professional Combat Sports Commission has ordered Briggs to pay $75,000 AUD to the commission from his $200,000 AUD purse, and his registration as a boxer in Western Australia has been cancelled. (more…)
Universum Box-Promotion has announced a big November 19 show at the Universum Gym in Hamburg, Germany, featuring former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (mandatory challenger for David Haye), unbeaten heavyweight Denis Boytsov, unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Rachim Tschachkijew, former amateur world champion Jack Culcay, unbeaten heavyweight Manuel Charr and unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks.
Universum has also announced two new broadcast partners. SPORT1 will televise the fights of Chagaev (26-1-1, 17 KOs), Boytsov (27-0, 22 KOs) and Tschachkijew (6-0, 5 KOs). Opponents will be named in the coming days. The fight of Culcay (6-0, 4 KOs) will be webcast live on BILD.de. (more…)
Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez and two-division world champion Rafael Marquez will make their official grand arrivals today at the Front Lobby Porte Cochere of the MGM Grand. Marquez and Lopez will arrive at Noon PT and 12:30 p.m. PT, respectively. Super Six World Boxing Classic combatants, former world champion Glen Johnson and former world title challenger Allan Green will follow with their own grand arrivals, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, Zanfer Promotions, and Gary Shaw Productions, the Lopez-Marquez WBO world featherweight championship rumble and the Johnson-Green Super Six World Boxing Classic battle will take place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
British star Kell Brook will take on former world title challenger Michael Clark on December 11 in Liverpool. The experienced Clark (40-5-1, 18 KOs) will be one of the most dangerous opponents Brook has faced and stands between Brook and a crack at the WBO World Welterweight title. A former star of the hit US TV series The Contender, Clark also fought Artur Grigorian for the WBO title. The pair will meet on a huge card in Liverpool, where Paul Smith will defend his British super-middleweight title against James DeGale, and Nathan Cleverly, Matt Macklin, Frankie Gavin and Tony Bellew are all in action. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
World rated lightweight Al Sabaupan (13-0-1, 10 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Arnel Donal (10-0-1, 4 KOs) on a star studded show at the Ynares Sports arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. IBF #14 Sabaupan’s best victory came when he scored a clear ten round decision over former WBA title challenger and current Mexican lightweight champion Josafat Perez. (more…)
Photo: Naoki Fukuda/Top Rank
World amateur sensation Jesse Magdaleno (2nd Left) and his big brother, undefeated Top-10 super featherweight contender Diego Magdaleno (R) along with managers/trainers Pat Barry (2nd right) and Augie Sanchez (L) host a special Election Day Media Workout at Barry’s Boxing Center in Las Vegas Tuesday. Jesse, 18, a graduate of Durango High School in Las Vegas, recently joined his brother by signing a long-term exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank. Jesse will make his professional debut on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez WBO featherweight championship fight. Diego (16-0, 4 KOs), currently world-rated No. 10 by the WBA, will also be fighting on the card.
Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman
Day two of the 48th annual WBC convention in Cancun, Mexico got underway this morning with simultaneous functions-ratings committee and officials seminar. President Jose Sulaiman presided over the ratings meeting, hearing recommendations from various promoters and managers to have their charges moved in the ratings. Among motions made, but not limited to or solidified, were the following. For more details and photos click here…
In Helsinki Finland, the cameras of Showtime Sports follow the fight camps of Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch for an inside look at the Super Six tournament. Plus, meet the latest addition to the tournament Glen Johnson as he prepares to take on the hard hitting Allan Green.
WBO featherweight champ Juan Manuel Lopez, two-division world champion Rafael Marquez and former light heavyweight champion and “Rocky” star Antonio Tarver will participate in a fan autograph signing and meet and greet Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Television City at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, just three days prior to the upcoming SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 6, live on SHOWTIME® at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lopez will appear from 2–3 p.m. PT; Marquez from 3–4 p.m. PT; Tarver: 2–4 p.m. PT. (more…)
Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank
Three-time world champion Antonio Margarito and trainer Robert Garcia hit the mitts in preparation for Margarito’s upcoming mega fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs. Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. The Pacquiao vs. Margarito telecast will be available live on HBO Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…
The newest addition to the Ultimate Fighting Championship® roster of world champions, featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, will make his Octagon™ debut on Saturday, January 1st when he defends his 145-pound crown against 22-year old phenom Josh “The Fluke” Grispi in the co-main event at UFC 125: RESOLUTION, presented by Tequila Cazadores and live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, January 1, 2011. Two titles will be on the line during this New Year’s Day card as Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, coming off back-to-back wins over UFC great BJ Penn, defends his title in a rematch against undefeated No. 1 contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard in the main event. (more…)
Photo and story by Ricardo Conde
With less than one week until his showdown, knockout artist and world-ranked junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (27-0, 25 KOs) of Argentina finished his preparations at the World Crown Sports Training Center in Oxnard, CA and departed for Newark, NJ this morning. Matthysse faces former undisputed welterweight champion and two-time junior welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah (39-6, 27 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY this Saturday November 6th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, which will be shown live on HBO’s ‘Boxing After Dark’. click here for a complete report and more photos
Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez says with all the confidence in the world that if he had never moved from Moca, Dominican Republic, to Worcester, Mass., at the age of 13, he’d probably be starting in the middle infield for a Major League Baseball team right now. Baseball was his first love, like so many kids from the Dominican Republic. But he found boxing at the age of 16 and after an outstanding amateur career, Rodriguez (16-0, 12 KOs) finds himself in the toughest fight of his young career when he faces James McGirt Jr. (22-2-1, 1 NC, 11 KOs) in the main event of a super middleweight tripleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, Nov. 5, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former two-time world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares of Venezuala says his goal in boxing is to win five world titles and also begin to provide support for the children in his country. Linares is planning to move his training and family life to Los Angeles and expects to fight four times in 2011. At the moment he does not know who his next opponent will be. (more…)
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