Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Broadway Boxing tonight

DiBella Entertainment is bringing its signature series “Broadway Boxing” back tonight to the bright lights of New York City at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square. In the main event, jr lightweight Argenis Mendez (13-1, 8 KOs) meets Anthony Napunyi (14-6, 7 KOs). Mendez, who represented the Dominican Republic at the 2004 Olympic Games, has a slick yet crowd pleasing style.

Also in action is undefeated jr welterweight Joelo Torres (10-0-1, 6 KOs). David Armstrong was the original opponent for Torres but he had issues with his medical paperwork, therefore the new opponent for Torres is Washington Hago (5-3, 3 KOs). The undercard features several prospects, including heavyweight Tor Hamer (7-0, 6 KOs), featherweight Luis Del Valle (5-0, 3 KOs) and jr featherweight Eddie Irizarry (6-1, 3 KOs).

“There’s no place like New York City for boxing, and there’s no place for boxing in New York City like BB Kings,” said DiBella. “It brings me great pleasure to bring the Broadway Boxing series back to Times Square, and I promise to deliver a night of hot, summer action.”

Doors open at 6:45 pm and the first bout is 7:15 pm. Tickets are on sale at the box office.

DiBella Entertainment is bringing its signature series “Broadway Boxing” back tonight to the bright lights of New York City at …


UFC

Overdue legacies on the line

Preview by Brady Crytzer

On Saturday, August 29th the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a meeting between two of the most prolific heavyweights in MMA history as former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture meets former PrideFC champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. Although both men are in the twilight of their careers, world title aspirations still exist and UFC 102 should prove to be one of the most entertaining (and long overdue) bouts of the year. After years of talk, let’s break down this fight and pay homage to the most influential pair of heavyweights in the history of mixed martial arts . . . Click here for more

UFC 102 LIVE on PPV Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET: When the history of mixed martial arts is written, two names will stand at the top of the heavyweight division – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. But these two legendary former champions aren’t thinking about the history books, they’re looking to make another run at the UFC title, and to get there, they must face each other in the Octagon in the main event of UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira . . . Click here for more info on UFC 102

Preview by Brady Crytzer On Saturday, August 29th the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a meeting between two of the most …



Boxing News

Bradley inks with Dunkin

Unbeaten WBO junior welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOS) has signed an exclusive managerial agreement with Cameron Dunkin, it was announced today. Bradley joins Dunkin’s long list of outstanding fighters including world champions Kelly Pavlik, Nonito Donaire, Steven Luevano and sensational middleweight prospect Matvey Korobov.

Unbeaten WBO junior welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOS) has signed an exclusive managerial agreement with Cameron Dunkin, …


Boxing News

Ruiz accepts step-aside deal

WBA mandatory challenger John Ruiz has agreed to step aside allowing WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev to go ahead with a planned voluntary November 7th defense against David Haye. Lawyers are currently putting the agreement in writing and the paperwork should be sent to the WBA by the end of this week.

WBA mandatory challenger John Ruiz has agreed to step aside allowing WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev to go ahead with …




Boxing News

Quezada extends with Goossen

WBC #4 heavyweight Manny Quezada (28-4, 18 KOs) has signed an extension of his promotional agreement with Goossen Tutor Promotions, promoter Dan Goossen announced today. Quezada, who has been campaigning under the Goossen Tutor banner since 2005, was won 17 straight fights and is coming off his most impressive win — a first-round destruction of Travis Walker.

WBC #4 heavyweight Manny Quezada (28-4, 18 KOs) has signed an extension of his promotional agreement with Goossen Tutor Promotions, …


Boxing News

Abraham-Taylor venue named

Team Sauerland and the Anschutz Entertainment Group have announced that King Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor will open SHOWTIME’s hotly-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic at Berlin’s famous O2 World on October 17. Further information will be announced during a press conference in Berlin on September 3. The event is promoted by Sauerland Event and DiBella Entertainment. The Super Six World Boxing Classic is being presented by SHOWTIME Sports in association with Sauerland Event, Gary Shaw Productions, Hennessy Sports, DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

Team Sauerland and the Anschutz Entertainment Group have announced that King Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor will open SHOWTIME’s hotly-anticipated …


Boxing News

WBO Convention Day 2

By David Finger

Day two of the WBO 22nd Annual Congress continued today in Budapest, Hungary as President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel issued his President’s report to start things off in the morning. The first order of business President Valcarcel touched upon were the recent situations that the WBO has had to deal within Europe, most notably, the problem arising in fights involving the British Boxing Board (the sanctioning organization for such titles as the British Commonwealth title and the British title). The BBB has taken a position in which that organization will not allow Commonwealth and British title fights to take place when another organization (including the WBO) has sanctioned the fight for a title as well. President Valcarcel remained optimistic that the position of the BBB would be softened over time, expressing hope that the numerous boxing insiders in Great Britain who have expressed their desire to see the BBB drop this policy would be able to persuade the BBB to do so. (more…)

By David Finger Day two of the WBO 22nd Annual Congress continued today in Budapest, Hungary as President Francisco “Paco” …


Boxing News

Vitali meets Beckham

Photo: Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images
Photo: Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images

David Beckham (right) of the Los Angeles Galaxy presents an autographed jersey to Vitali Klitschko following a recent MLS game against the Seattle Sounders FC at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.. Vitali Klitschko attended the game to support David Beckham and the Galaxy while training in Los Angeles for his WBC world heavyweight title defense on Sept. 26, 2009 at STAPLES Center.

David Beckham (right) of the Los Angeles Galaxy presents an autographed jersey to Vitali Klitschko following a recent MLS game …



Boxing News

Huck-Ramirez presser

Photo: Sauerland Event
Photo: Sauerland Event

Both WBO Cruiserweight Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) and challenger Marco “Captain“ Huck (25-1, 20 KOs) are brimming with confidence ahead of their clash at Halle´s Gerry Weber Stadium on Saturday night. “I will win early,” Ramirez predicted during today´s press conference. “Huck is a strong opponent, but I will not allow anyone to take the title away from me. I have worked very hard to become champion and I will take the belt home to Argentina.” Huck would not allow himself to be provoked. “All that matters is a victory,” he stated when asked about his thoughts of knocking Ramirez out. “All my life I have been working to become world champion. I have learned from the loss against Cunningham. This is my second chance. I am a better, a more mature fighter. I have dedicated my whole life to this chance. I will make the most of it on Saturday night.” (more…)

Both WBO Cruiserweight Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) and challenger Marco “Captain“ Huck (25-1, 20 KOs) are brimming …


UFC

Silva still aggressive, hungry

To lose an unbeaten record is hard to deal with, especially when an athlete fights through a lot and surpasses many obstacles to reach a mark of 13-0. And even though he knows defeat will come sooner or later, he tries not to think about it . . . Click more by Martins Denis, UFC

UFC 102 LIVE on PPV Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET: When the history of mixed martial arts is written, two names will stand at the top of the heavyweight division – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. But these two legendary former champions aren’t thinking about the history books, they’re looking to make another run at the UFC title, and to get there, they must face each other in the Octagon in the main event of UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira . . . Click here for more info on UFC 102

To lose an unbeaten record is hard to deal with, especially when an athlete fights through a lot and surpasses …


Boxing News

Zabala honored in Hungary

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During the 22nd Annual World Boxing Organization Convention in Budapest, Hungary, the WBO Latin Awards were given during a traditional Hungarian dinner. The Latin Promoter of the Year was Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr. of All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation.” Zabala Jr received this award for the sixth year in a row. The WBO Latin Boxer of the Year Award was won by undefeated hot prospect Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., son of the three times World Champion and living legend Wilfredo Vazquez and the Telemundo Network was named Network of the Year. President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and Ratings Chairman Luis Perez handed the awards during the ceremony. More awards will follow during the last two days of the Convention. (In the picture from left to right WBO Ratings Chairman Luis Perez, Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr and President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel)

During the 22nd Annual World Boxing Organization Convention in Budapest, Hungary, the WBO Latin Awards were given during a traditional …


Boxing News

Ahmet Öner survives shooting

German promoter Ahmet Öner has been shot down in Hamburg at 10.15pm local time on Tuesday night. The CEO of ARENA Box-Promotion was leaving the office of a business partner in Hamburg when two men fired at him three times. The assassins had waited for Öner behind his car when a security light exposed them in the dark and they started the fire. One bullet hit Öner in his left leg before he and his two companions could get back into the building to call the police. The shooters ran away. Öner had to undergo surgery only two hours after the assault. The projectile was successfully removed from his thigh. “I am okay”, stated Öner after the operation. “I have been attacked before but this was the first time somebody cowardly ambushed me in the dark to shoot at me. I hope it will be the last time as well. I know that wherever there is success in the world there is envy as well. I just cannot understand how somebody could go this far and try to kill me. This is insane.” (more…)

German promoter Ahmet Öner has been shot down in Hamburg at 10.15pm local time on Tuesday night. The CEO of …



Boxing News

Boxing In Paradise IV

By Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing returns to the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 26, 2009 as 340 Promotions presents, “Boxing In Paradise IV” at the UVI Sports and Fitness center in beautiful St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Headlining the event will be a battle for the Fedecaribe Lightweight title between Juan Carlos Batista, 18-1, 14 KOs of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Atlanta, Georgia’s Omri Lowther, 12-1, 8 KOs. The show will also feature the continued rise of St. Thomas’ own Beijing Olympians John and Julius Jackson, sons of former three-time world champion Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, and Jackson nephew Samuel Rogers. All three boys are undefeated at 3-0. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Boxing returns to the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 26, 2009 as 340 Promotions presents, “Boxing …


Announcement

Porter goes Hollywood!

Ohio native and former U.S. amateur boxing star, unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Shawn Porter, headed west a month ago for Hollywood, not for the bright lights or to meet celebrities, but to prepare for his August 29th fight at the famed Wild Card Gym . . . click here for more

Ohio native and former U.S. amateur boxing star, unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Shawn Porter, headed west a month ago for …


Announcement

Tickets on sale for “A Warriors Homecoming”

Tickets are now on sale for “A Warriors Homecoming” an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, September 19th at Nomads Adventure Quest in South Windsor, CT . . . Click here for more

Tickets are now on sale for “A Warriors Homecoming” an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, …


UFC

Business as usual for Jardine

Preview by Brady Crytzer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its first appearance in the state of Oregon as it presents a card the highlights the past, the present, and the future. In the main event former champions collide as Randy Couture meets Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, but the real action is in the undercard. With the light heavyweight title in a state of constant flux a contender can emerge in the blink of an eye. The evening’s co-feature may be that blink. 205 lb. standouts Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva will do battle in an attempt to get back in the title hunt and cement their place in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more

UFC 102 LIVE on PPV Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET: When the history of mixed martial arts is written, two names will stand at the top of the heavyweight division – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. But these two legendary former champions aren’t thinking about the history books, they’re looking to make another run at the UFC title, and to get there, they must face each other in the Octagon in the main event of UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira . . . Click here for more info on UFC 102

Preview by Brady Crytzer The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its first appearance in the state of Oregon as it presents …



Boxing News

Juanma ticket alert

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at noontime for Top Rank’s hot ‘Island Warriors’ championship fight card featuring world champions Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico and Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba in world title defenses on October 10 at Madison Square Garden. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. Arum, Lopez and Gamboa plus other top fighters on ‘Island Warriors’ will be at press conference Thursday in New York City. “This is a very exciting event and all of us at Top Rank are proud to present it,” said Arum. (more…)

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28 at noontime for Top Rank’s hot ‘Island Warriors’ championship fight card featuring world …


Boxing News

Adamek-Golota presser

Photo: Michal Koper/www.bokser.org
Photo: Michal Koper/www.bokser.org

By Michal Koper/www.bokser.org

The press conference to announce the Polish “fight of the century” between Andrew Golota and Tomasz Adamek was held in Warsaw today. “Adamek invited me to dance, so I could not well refuse,” the evidently relaxed Golota (41), four-time challenger for the heavyweight championship of the world, was saying about the October event. “One shouldn’t really box at my age, I’d rather be 12-13 years younger. Still, Bernard Hopkins is 44, so I still have everything ahead of me.” Adamek seemed more tightly wound. “I was always a warrior, and shall remain a warrior. If anything changes about that, I’ll be quitting this business. I’m going to win against Golota, and I’m going to win against Hopkins next January,” the IBF junior heavyweight champion announced. “Yeah, sure!,” was Golota’s ironic riposte. “I weigh in at 270 pounds, but at my age you usually gain weight. Adamek is a regular powerhouse, weighing in at as much as 200 pounds…”

When asked whether there is any ‘bad blood’ between Adamek and him, Golota quipped with a smile, “I love the guy.” Adamek’s response: “I don’t love him, since he’s male, and I’m Roman Catholic.” The Golota – Adamek fight will take place on October 24 in Lodz. The event will be produced by the Polsat television network. Click here for more photos…

By Michal Koper/www.bokser.org The press conference to announce the Polish “fight of the century” between Andrew Golota and Tomasz Adamek …


Boxing News

Sept 12 PPV lineup set!

Four fights will be televised on the “Undefeated Champions” pay-per-view card set for September 12. The event, presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions, will take place at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, that will feature world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Roman “Rocky” Martinez in defenses of their titles. Promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing Promotions announced that Dominican Juan Mercedes has been added to the program and to the pay-per-view telecast. Mercedes (23-2, 16 KOs) will face Mexican Jesus Martinez (18-6, 6 KOs) in a ten round bout at at 115 pounds, while Olympian Carlos Negron (4-0, 4KOs) will fight against Larry Carter (3-4-1, 3 KOs) in a weight of 186 pounds at six rounds. These two fights will start telecast. (more…)

Four fights will be televised on the “Undefeated Champions” pay-per-view card set for September 12. The event, presented by PR …


Boxing News

Huck, Ramirez work out!

Photo: Sauerland Events
Photo: Sauerland Events

Marco “Captain” Huck cannot wait to erase the darkest hour of his career and finally become world champion. The European cruiserweight champion (25-1, 20 KOs) comes face-to-face with WBO cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle on Saturday night. Today both fighters showed their skills in front of 1.000 fans at L+T Fashion House in Osnabruck. “When I saw Ramirez in the ring, I wanted to fight him straight away,” Huck said. “I cannot wait for Saturday. I have worked hard with my coach Mr. Wegner and I am confident I will leave the ring victorious.” While Huck did three rounds of pad work, Ramirez wrapped up his session when he spotted Ulli Wegner in the stands. “He is a tough guy,” Wegner lauded. “But Marco has really worked hard and drawn the right conclusions from his loss against Cunningham in December 2007. He can fulfill his dream and become the next German champion but he needs to stick to our game plan.” For more details and photos click here…

Marco “Captain” Huck cannot wait to erase the darkest hour of his career and finally become world champion. The European …


Boxing News

WBO Convention Day 1!

By David Finger

The World Boxing Organization 22nd Annual Congress kicked off today at the Sofitel Hotel in Budapest, Hungary where numerous boxing insiders, WBO officials, and a handful of boxing celebrities paid tribute to the passing of three legends of boxing. As WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel began the general assembly in the morning, a tribute was paid to recently deceased former Puerto Rican champion Jose Torres, legendary Hungarian contender Lazlo Papp, and former WBO vice resident Stan Gallup (who, like Torres, passed away earlier this year). The touching memorial featured a short video of Torres, as well as one of Gallup (whose charm and quick wit could be felt in the brief video tribute), and prompted a round of applause from both the audience and the members of the WBO. (more…)

By David Finger The World Boxing Organization 22nd Annual Congress kicked off today at the Sofitel Hotel in Budapest, Hungary …


Boxing News

#12 Prawet stops Ferdinandus!

Photo: Sroi Mungmee
Photo: Sroi Mungmee

By Damrong Simakajornboon

WBC #12 super lightweight Prawet Singwancha (35-3-2, 21 KOs) successfully kept his WBC international 140lb title as he stopped Indonesian #6 Stevie Ongen Ferdinandus on Tuesday at Central Stadium of Loei Province, Thailand. The Thai fighter who twice challenged the WBA lightweight crown in 2007 impressively showed his performance, rapidly dropping his foe with a sharp right uppercut in round two. The action was finished in round three when the champion floored the Indonesian again with a right body-shot, forcing referee Noppharat Sricharoen to stop the bout at 1:01. For more details and photos click here…

By Damrong Simakajornboon WBC #12 super lightweight Prawet Singwancha (35-3-2, 21 KOs) successfully kept his WBC international 140lb title as …


Feature Story

Witherspoon: Bigger things ahead!

Story by Rick Scharmberg

Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon is not only a heavyweight contender; he is also the proud father to three young sons, a husband, a college graduate, and a mentor to children in his community. Witherspoon (25-1, 17 KOs) trains and boxes out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and resides just across the Delaware River in West Deptford, New Jersey. This Saturday, Witherspoon will face veteran Stacy “Bigfoot” Frazier (14-5, 13 KOs), of Shreveport, Louisiana, in a six round heavyweight bout at Fitzgerald’s Casino and Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi . . . click here for more

Story by Rick Scharmberg Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon is not only a heavyweight contender; he is also the proud father …


Announcement

Ballroom Boxing returns Aug. 27

In a beautiful facility only one hour from Michael’s, Ballroom Boxing returns on August 27th. Ballroom Boxing will host its first card in Hagerstown, MD on Thursday, August 27 at Hager House. Three undefeated Beltway Boxers will be headlining the card that features five six-round encounters on this co-promotion with TKO Promotions. (more…)

In a beautiful facility only one hour from Michael’s, Ballroom Boxing returns on August 27th. Ballroom Boxing will host its first …


Full Report

Report: Hernandez-Echols

Ringside by Jacob Chavez

After a long hiatus, Hitz Boxing Promotions, in association with Wild Bill Promotions, presented the terrific “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” boxing card, Friday Night at the Horseshoe Casino at Hammond, Ind.

The main event featured middleweights and former world title challengers, Angel “Toro” Hernandez (30-7-0, 17 KOs) and Antwun “Kid Dynamite” Echols (31-12-4, 27 KOs) in a grueling match that was won by Hernandez via TKO after six rounds. Also featured was middleweight contender Andy Lee, who is trained by future hall of famer Emanuel Steward. Lee took on Anthony Schuler, stopping him in the eighth.

(more…)

Ringside by Jacob Chavez After a long hiatus, Hitz Boxing Promotions, in association with Wild Bill Promotions, presented the terrific …


UFC

Sept. 2 WEC show cancelled

World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today the postponement of its Sept. 2 card. An injury to main event fighter Ben Henderson forced the postponement of the event. The entire card has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 at a venue to be announced at a later date. The event will be broadcast live on VERSUS.  Ticket refunds for the Sept. 2 event can be obtained at the point of purchase.

World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today the postponement of its Sept. 2 card. An injury to main event fighter Ben Henderson …


UFC

UFC going back to Cali for UFC 104

i.cfcIt’s been more than two years, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is finally bringing world-class mixed martial arts back to California, and when the lights go down for the main event of UFC 104 on Saturday, October 24th, fans will witness a battle between two of the most dynamic fighters ever to set foot in the world-famous Octagon™, as Brazil’s Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida defends his UFC light heavyweight title for the first time against his countryman and fellow superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Also waging war at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun card, which is presented by TapouT, will be a clash between two of the heavyweight division’s top rising stars, unbeaten Cain Velasquez and UFC newcomer “Big” Ben Rothwell . . . Click here for more

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It’s been more than two years, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is finally bringing world-class mixed martial arts back …


Boxing News

Boom Boom returns

By Lee Bates

Former world title challenger Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (26-2, 19 KOs) of the Philippines will make his 2009 debut October 16th against Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (8-1, 5 KOs) of Thailand. Baustista, who is extremely popular in the Philippines will be moving up from the super bantamweight division to challenge for the defending champion Pleonchit’s WBC International featherweight title. Bautista who last fought in November of 2008 has been sidelined with a wrist injury but has since had successful surgery. The well renown Ala Boxing Promotions based out of Cebu City of the Philippines will be the promoter. The venue will be the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City.

By Lee Bates Former world title challenger Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (26-2, 19 KOs) of the Philippines will make his …


Boxing News

Boxing comes to Haiti

Photo: Robert Coster
Photo: Robert Coster

By Robert Coster

The Caribbean heat is stifling under a merciless sun; the scenery is one of dreary desolation: shacks, dust, dry barren land and litter. Obviously there is nothing to cheer about in Cite Soleil, one of the worst slums on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But today, the inhabitants of Cite Soleil (curiously translated as “Sun City”) will forget their daily struggle for survival: they are witnessing a boxing exhibition which features junior welterweight prospect Evens Pierre, born and raised in this seemingly hopeless environment. (more…)

By Robert Coster The Caribbean heat is stifling under a merciless sun; the scenery is one of dreary desolation: shacks, …


Boxing News

Ikeke-Woolnough on Saturday

Kingsley “Sharp Knuckles” Ikeke (25-3, 14 KO‘s) returns to the Emerald Queen Casino to face Mark “The Machine Gun” Woolnough (19-5, 6 KO’s) for the NABA Super Middleweight Title on Saturday. Doors open at 6:00 p.m, first fight 7:00 p.m. The Ikeke-Woolnough fight promises to be a war. Two veteran fighters, fighting for a belt and a world ranking. Ikeke is no stranger to Northwest boxing fans, as he has come to Tacoma twice, and KO’d local favorites Emmett Linton and Kenny Ellis. “Ikeke has beaten two of our fighters. It will be nice to finally be on his side,” said promoter Brian Halquist. (more…)

Kingsley “Sharp Knuckles” Ikeke (25-3, 14 KO‘s) returns to the Emerald Queen Casino to face Mark “The Machine Gun” Woolnough …


Boxing Result

Usui defeats Kaonah

By Joe Koizumi

Slick-punching prospect, JBC#5/OPBF#14 bantam Kinshiro Usui (18-2, 8 KOs), 120.25, pounded out a unanimous nod (79-74, 79-75 and 78-75) over OPBF#8 Thai 118-pound champ Kaonah Chuwatana (24-19-3, 19 KOs), 120, over eight sizzling rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Usui, who had failed to win the national belt from unbeaten world-rated Kohei Ohba via split verdict this March, connected with more accurate combos to the counterpunching Thailander, who continually attempted to score with a solid right cross at a time. Though it was a close affair, Usui dominated more rounds by a slight margin except in the seventh, when Kaonah landed effective rights to the face and was in command. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Slick-punching prospect, JBC#5/OPBF#14 bantam Kinshiro Usui (18-2, 8 KOs), 120.25, pounded out a unanimous nod (79-74, 79-75 …


Boxing News

Night of Thunder

“Night of Thunder: A Tribute to Arturo Gatti” will take place on September 19th at Bally’s Atlantic City to honor Gatti’s memory since he fought so many times in Atlantic City in association with Bally’s. The card will feature unbeaten super bantamweight Teon Kennedy (13-0, 5 KOs) against Lante Addy (6-4, 4 KOs) in the main event. Kennedy was the 2004 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion, two-time PA Golden Gloves champion and is widely considered the best super bantamweight fighter on the east coast. Lante Addy is the former WBO Intercontinental beltholder champion and is currently the West African bantamweight titlist. (more…)

“Night of Thunder: A Tribute to Arturo Gatti” will take place on September 19th at Bally’s Atlantic City to honor …


Boxing News

Bradley-Campbell result changed

Don King said last Thursday his 78th birthday wish was for the California State Athletic Commission to overturn the decision made in the Aug. 1 prizefight featuring WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley vs. Nate Campbell and make it “no contest.” His wish was granted today. The CSAC met today in Los Angeles and determined that an accidental head butt in round three that left a serious gash over Campbell’s left eye should have been ruled no contest after the fight was stopped on advice of the ringside physician after the round. (more…)

Don King said last Thursday his 78th birthday wish was for the California State Athletic Commission to overturn the decision …


UFC

Video: Couture talks with Fightnews

Fightnews caught up with “The Natural” to discuss his approach to fighting, his upcoming bout with “Big Nog,” and his thoughts on the rumored heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and the undefeated Shane Carwin. Interview by Anthony Springer, Jr.

UFC 102 LIVE on PPV Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET: When the history of mixed martial arts is written, two names will stand at the top of the heavyweight division – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira. But these two legendary former champions aren’t thinking about the history books, they’re looking to make another run at the UFC title, and to get there, they must face each other in the Octagon in the main event of UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira . . . Click here for more info on UFC 102

Fightnews caught up with “The Natural” to discuss his approach to fighting, his upcoming bout with “Big Nog,” and his …


Announcement

Bey wins big in Houston!

Undefeated lightweight prospect Mickey Bey Jr. went into the proverbial lion’s den this past Saturday night and came away with an eight round split decision victory of Rashad Ganaway by scores of 77-75, 77-75 and a head scratching 76-79 . . . Click here for more

Undefeated lightweight prospect Mickey Bey Jr. went into the proverbial lion’s den this past Saturday night and came away with …










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