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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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Boxing News

WBC #1 Fragomeni wins, on target for Wlodarczyk

WBC cruiserweight mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Croatian Toni Visic (8-12-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at in Ferrara, Italy. Fragomeni dropped Visic in round one, but Visic survived the round and managed to go the route. On August 2 in Mexico City a purse bid is scheduled for the third fight between Fragomeni and WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

In the main event, Damian Bruzzese (11-0, 4 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Francesco Versaci (18-3, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant Italian cruiserweight championship. Also, unbeaten welterweight Alessandro Caccia (9-0, 5 KOs) won by third round TKO over Almin Kovacevic (12-16-2, 4 KOs). The card was promoted by OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi).



July 28th, 2013



Boxing News

Mijares defeats Jacobo by sixth round TKO

Two-time former super flyweight world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (48-7-2, 23 KOs) returned Saturday night with a sixth round TKO ver Carlos Jacobo (20-6-1, 16 KOs) in a non-title featherweight ten-rounder in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico. Mijares is campaigning for a rematch with WBC super bantamweight champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas, whom he lost a controversial split decision to in April.



July 28th, 2013

Boxing Result

Biosse and Gingras battle to a draw

By Loren Goodman at ringside

In an all-out war, local champion Vladine Biosse retained his New England Super Middleweight Title with a hard-fought eight round majority draw against former Contender participant Rich Gingras on Saturday night at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gingras pressed forward most of the fight, landing wide right hooks and uppercuts. Biosse, who fought off the ropes for the majority of the contest, had some success with his own sharp straight lefts. Gingras’ fans were disappointed, as Gingras was initially announced as the winner by majority decision. Several minutes later, the ring announcer indicated that the judges’ scorecards had been miscalculated, with the result a majority draw (Lima 76-76, Feldman 76-76, Hays 77-75 for Gingras).



July 28th, 2013

Boxing News

Rubio demolishes Miranda, Chavez Jr. next?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC mandatory middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (58-6-1, 50 KOs) scored a second round KO over Dionisio “Mister Nocaut” Miranda (22-9-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Chihuahua, Mexico. Rubio dropped Miranda once in round one and twice in round two, the second time for the count. Time was 2:44. Next for Rubio is a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, provided Junior gets past Brian Vera on September 7.

Middleweight Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (27-1, 22 KOs) avenged his 2010 defeat against Amilcar Funes (22-13, 17 KOs), taking a ten round unanimous decision.

WBC female silver light flyweight beltholder Yessica “Kika” Chavez (19-3-2, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Tsunami Tenkai (18-7, 7 KOs).

Olympian Oscar Molina moved to 6-0, 5 KOs with a second round KO over Ruben Juarez “Duke” Lopez. photos



July 28th, 2013

Boxing Result

KO Kings II: Soto Karass KOs Berto; Figueroa wins war against Arakawa; Thurman KOs Chaves

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Welterweight veteran Jesus Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18 KOs) scored a dramatic twelfth round KO over former welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) to claim the vacant NABF welterweight title on Saturday night before 8,811 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Soto Karass rocked Berto in round one. Berto came back in rounds two and three, but Soto Karass hurt Berto again in round four. Berto was having problems with his right shoulder and took more heavy shots in round five. The one-armed Berto persevered and dropped Soto Karass in round eleven, but Soto Karass knocked down Berto in the twelfth with a left hook and the bout was stopped! Time was :48. At the time of the stoppage, the cards were 105-103 Berto, 105-103 Soto Karass and 104-104.

In an all out war, unbeaten lightweight Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) to win the WBC interim lightweight title. The fighters went right at it in round one with Figueroa having the power advantage. Figueroa scored a flash knockdown in round two. Rounds three-five were close as both fighters traded shots with reckless abandon. Figueroa scored another knockdown in round six. Arakawa fought back courageously and the war continued. Figueroa seemingly injured both hands and Arakawa closed the last two rounds strong, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 118-108, 118-108, 119-107.

In a tense, good action fight between unbeaten welterweights, Keith Thurman (21-0, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO to dethrone WBA interim welterweight titlist Diego Chaves (22-1, 18 KOs). It was a very close fight through the first eight rounds. The turning point was in round nine when Thurman dropped Chaves with a body shot. Thurman swarmed all over Chaves at the beginning of round ten and floored Chaves again to get the KO. Time was :28. Thurman drew boos from the crowd during his post fight interview when he accidentally thanked San Diego instead of San Antonio. Thurman picked up an extra $10,000 for having the KO Kings II knockout of the night. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

UFC

Flyweights Finish Fights: UFC on FOX 8 Main Card Results

Giving fans five signature fast-paced rounds and a finish, Washingtonian Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson kept the flyweight belt in Seattle in that city’s UFC on FOX main event inside KeyArena.

Johnson put on the most dominant performance of his championship career, earning his first UFC finish with a fifth-round armbar over the larger John Moraga. . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle TONIGHT at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Complete Fists of Gold II Results & Photo Gallery

By Dennis Principe at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina Top Rank

World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico successfully defended his belts when he decisioned Filipino mandatory challenger Milan Melindo Saturday night at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Hotel in Macau. Melindo, making his first crack at a world crown had a good start when he tagged Estrada with a solid left counter towards the end of the opening round. Estrada came back strong the next two rounds after making the needed adjustments by moving around the ring and throwing some jabs to set up his right hand. It was nip and tuck the next few rounds but a couple of decent right straights opened up a cut on Melindo’s left eye that bled all throughout the match. Melindo tried to force Estrada to a brawl that seemed to be the only chance for the Filipino to connect. However the Mexican was clever enough to move out of harm’s way by throwing jabs. A perfectly-timed counter right by Estrada in round eleven floored Melindo but the Filipino gamely stood up at the count of eight. Estrada, sensing that Melindo was starting to fade, tried to go for the kill but the brave Filipino withstood the Mexican’s pressure by fighting back and tried to clinch a few times to survive the bout. Official scores were 118-109, 118-109 and 117-109 all for Estrada. Fightnews had a close score of 115-112 for the Mexican world champion. With the win Estrada improves his record to 25-2 with 18 stoppages while Melindo drops to 29-1 with 12 knockouts. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Solis TKOs Saglam in round seven

Cuban heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over hard-hitting Turk Yakup Saglam (29-3, 26 KOs) to successfully defend his IBF intercontinental champion title on Saturday night in Cuxhaven, Germany. “La Sombra” put on a boxing clinic, showing the skills that made him an Olympic gold medalist. Action was slow at times and Saglam was warned by the referee in round six to fight or be disqualified. Solis dropped Saglam with a massive right hand in the seventh and the bout was stopped.

Junior welterweight Ignacio Mendoza (37-7-2, 23 KOs) from Colombia scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Ramon de la Cruz (13-7-2, 7 KOs) from Argentina to claim the vacant IBF intercontinental championship. Mendoza dropped De La Cruz in round two, but De La Cruz came back to floor Mendoza in rounds four and six. Mendoza, however, prevailed 117-111, 117-111, 114-111.

Former WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin (25-2, 18 KOs), returning to the jr welterweight division, stopped Aaron Herrera (25-3, 17 KOs) in round eight.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Boston

Iraq War veteran Chris Traietti (14-3, 9 KOs) won his fourth straight fight, stopping an overmatched Dion Stanley (11-6, 7 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s “The Roxy Homecoming Celebration” card, at The Royale Nightclub in Boston. Traietti, fighting of Quincy (MA), pounded his Kansas City (MO) cruiserweight opponent from the opening bell until the fight ended in the sixth on a technical knockout, mixing effective body punches and heavy shots to the head. Stanley took a knee in the fifth after being hit with a left to the nose, and again in the sixth, after which the referee called off the fight. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report from Cicero: Hernandez Upsets Cheikho

By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photos by Tom Barnes / tomba-images.com

In the main event of Chicago Fight Club Promotions “Fight Night IV,” Angel Hernandez (15-11-1, 12 KOs) of Gary, IN, scored an electrifying stoppage of Ahmad Cheikho (11-5-2, 6 KOs) at 2:59 of the third round.

The drama for the main event of “Fight Night IV” was staged at the weigh-in when Hernandez and Cheikho traded insults, including a boast by Cheikho that Hernandez must be dreaming if he thinks he can win and that he’d give his entire purse to Hernandez if Hernandez pulled-off the upset. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC #1 Fragomeni in action tonight

Tonight in Ferrara, Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show. In the main event Damian Bruzzese (10-0, 3 KOs) will square off against Francesco Versaci (18-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant Italian cruiserweight championship. Also in action, WBC cruiserweight mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni will fight Croatian Toni Visic in an 8 rounder. On August 2 in Mexico City is scheduled the purse bid for the third fight between Fragomeni and Wlodarczyk. In the opener, welterweight Alessandro Caccia (8-0, 4 KOs) goes against Almin Kovacevic in a six round bout. Sportitalia 2 will televise the show live at 9.30 pm Italian time.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Reyes-Perez: Full Report

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California Friday night for its Locked and Loaded series. Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes (19-2, 15 KOs) took on Sergio Perez (28-14, 19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in the welterweight main event. Reyes needed only three rounds to finish Perez a body shot did it as Artemio Reyes scores a knockout. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Super middleweights Phil “The Drill” Williams (12-5-2, 11 KOs) and Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-10-1, 13 KOs) gave fans 8 rounds of hard punching, gritty action in last nights main event at the Hyatt in Minneapolis, MN. The end results was a split draw with scores reading 77-74 for Williams, 78-74 for Findley, and even at 76-76 on the third scorecard. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Rios Ticket Alert

If you want to go to the November 23 clash between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena, tickets priced from $1,275 to $115, and various ticket-hotel packages at Sands China’s Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, go on sale, This Monday! July 29, at 10:00 a.m. local time (Sunday, July 28, at 10:00 p.m. ET). Boxing fans can purchase tickets online and get complete information at www.venetianmacao.com/manny.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Complete Fists of Gold II Quick Results

Fists of Gold II results from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China:

Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (7-0, 4 KOs) won an all-action six round majority decision over Rusalee Samor (20-5-2, 9 KOs). Tso from nearby Hong Kong won by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 57-57.

In a knockdown-filled war, unbeaten super bantamweight Genesis Servania (22-0, 8 KOs) scored a nine round technical split decision over Konosuke Tomiyama (23-6-1, 8 KOs). Servania dropped Tomiyama in round one, but Tomiyama came back to floor Servania twice in the same round! Servania knocked down Tomiyama again at the end of round three. The bout was eventually stopped in round nine due to a cut suffered by Servania from an unintentional headbutt. Scores were 87-82, 86-83 Servania, 85-84 Tomiyama.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Dave Penalosa (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a third round KO over Ngaotawa Sithsaithong (10-11-1, 5 KOs). Penalosa showed good power in dispatching Sithsaithong. Time was :45. Penalosa is the son of Dodie Boy Penalosa.

Click here for results of bouts that will be televised on a delayed basis in the U.S.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Japanese Boys welcome hot summer

By Joe Koizumi

Whether you may feel hot or not, it’s a matter of your mind, as a Chinese proverb says. But we still feel hot and humid in summer as usual here in Japan, where, however, our outstanding mitt men try to prove their fists in a quest for fame and fortune—at the home turf or abroad.

WBC top contender, former OPBF titlist Nihito Arakawa will dispute the interim WBC lightweight belt with Mexican KO artist, WBC#2 Omar Figueroa in San Antonio, Texas, this coming Saturday. Arakawa, a slick-punching southpaw, may bring back the interim belt to Japan should he withstand and overcome Figueroa’s trademark opening attack and make it a longer fight.

On August 1, unbeaten Tomoki Kameda, the youngest of his three brothers, will make his initial crack at the world throne against WBO bantam ruler Paulus Ambunda of Namibia. The reason why it will take place in Cebu, Philippines—outside of Japan—is that our commission JBC as well as the Japan Professional Boxing Association (the union of club owners) wouldn’t sanction any interim championship bout of any organization here to prevent any more proliferation. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 8 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, its time for a Seattle-centric edition of the Downes Side! We all know it as the birthplace of Starbucks, but the Emerald City also houses the greatest fighter to never step inside the Octagon — Frank Dux . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle TONIGHT at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Video: Pacquiao-Rios Presser

By Dennis Principe



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Fists of Gold II: Zou’s redemption or validation?

By Dennis Principe
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

His pro debut turned out well after China’s two-time gold winner Zou Shiming scored a one-sided four-round decision over a game but outclassed Eleazar Valenzuela of Mexico last April 6 in Macau. Being hyped as the face of China’s professional boxing, much was expected from Zou but the result of his debut instead resulted in mix reactions even from his team itself.

Initially, Zou’s famed trainer Freddie Roach was all praises for his ward the night they won their debut. Three months later, Roach to some extent admitted the result of their first fight leaves much to be desired.

“It’s his hometown he’s going to be watched by so many people on TV. We can’t have a lackluster fight like we did last time,” Roach told Fightnews “I think the nerves got to him a little bit. I remember I fought my first pro fight it was just different. I was really nervous and I had 150 amateur fights but as soon as the bell rang everything went well.” (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Troy Corbin stays unbeaten

Unbeaten welterweight Troy Corbin stopped veteran Francisco Rio Gil (18-19, 12 KOs) in the sixth and final round on Friday night at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, California. Corbin came out agressively in the sixth and dropped Gil with a straight right. Gil beat the count but the referee waved the bout off.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Rios kickoff presser in Macau

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios faced off during a press conference at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China to announce their upcoming mega fight on November 24th (November 23rd in the United States) in Macau and televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View. This presser kicked off their world-wide media tour which will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, New York and finally ending up in Los Angeles.

Manny Pacquiao: I’m happy to be back in boxing again. This is a big opportunity for us to fight here in Macau. It;s very close to the Philippines, so I’m expecting more Filipinos than Mexican people are going to watch on November 24th. It’s going to be a good fight because Rios likes to fight toe-to-toe and loves action in the ring so what we have to do is to train hard and prepare 100% physically and mentally, and of course we always pray to God that nobody gets hurt.

Brandon Rios: I’ll be ready. I’ll be in 100% health, 100% mentally and physically ready, on November 24th you’re gonna see a new superstar arrive and that’s gonna be me. I’m going to show the world, everybody that doubts me, everybody that talks bad about me to say I’m a punching bag, they’ll find something out different. November 24th is going to be a Brandon Rios win.

Bob Arum: We expect that this event will reach more people than any event held in China other than the Olympics. …We’re going to give you all a ride like you’ve never seen before, a big, big, BIG event here in Macau. It’s going to be something special I guarantee you. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Fight Night at the Park 2 heats up at the weigh-in

Patrick Farrell 214.4 vs. Phillip Triantafillo 232
Nydia Feliciano 117 vs. Crystal Hoy 118
(Vacant IWBF World Welterweight title)
Anthony Gangemi 146.6 vs. Justin Johnson 145.4
Anthony Jones 158.8 vs. Adrien Armstrong 160
Tyrell Wright 194.6 vs. Eric George 195.6
Dwayne Holman Jr. 139.4 vs. Dion Richardson 138

Venue: Schuetzen Park
Promoter: KEA Boxing Promotions

Jersey City, New Jersey’s Patrick “Paddy Boy” Farrell (8-2-1, 4Ko’s) was excited at the opportunity when the main event at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey on Saturday night featuring Juan Rodriguez had to be cancelled due to an injury to his opponent. Veteran matchmaker Diana Rodriguez and Promoter Andre Kut immediately went to the phones, desperately looking for a replacement, but no other suitable fighter would agree to take on “The Beast” on such short notice. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Reyes KOs Perez; Blackshear surprises Amador

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes took on Sergio Perez of Tijuana, Mexico in the welterweight main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario California. Reyes needed only three rounds to finish Perez as he scores a knockout. In round three Reyes scored a pair of knockdowns with body shots as referee Raul Caiz Jr. reached a ten count at 1:39. Artemio Reyes improves his record to 20-2, 15 KOs, the veteran Sergio Perez falls to 28-15, 19 KOs. (more…)



July 27th, 2013

Boxing Result

Results from Chicago: Hernandez TKOs Cheikho; Adama stops Carasquillo; Hoye-Craig cancelled

By Sam Geraci at ringside

After being dropped in the first round and being outboxed for most of the bout, welterweight Angel Hernandez (15-11-1, 12 KOs) of Gary, IN, scored an electrifying stoppage of Ahmad Cheikho (11-5-2, 6 KOs) at 2:59 of the third round on Friday night at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois.

Middleweight Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) of Joliet, IL, was awarded a seventh round TKO when Doel Carasquillo (17-25-1, 14 KOs) of Lancaster, PA, failed to answer the bell.

The bout between Rico Hoye and Dante Craig was cancelled.



July 27th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Saratoga Springs, NY

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing returned to historic Saratoga Springs, New York as ARES Promotions presented Fight Night XI: Battle at Saratoga, at the City Center as Marcos Leonard Jimenez outlasted battle hardened Jose Hernandez on a rugged eight rounder.
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In the main event, recent ARES signee Marcos Leonardo Jimenez of the Dominican Republic, by way of San Juan, Puerto Rico, had his hands full with Mexican southpaw pressure fighter. Jose Hernandez in a battle of Jr. Lightweights. The already stylistically awkward bout was also marred by clashes of heads, low blows and even sequins flying off of Jimenez’ trunks onto the fighters’ faces, arms and legs! Jimenez tried his best to outmaneuver Hernandez’ constant pressure, jabbing, spinning off the ropes and clutching when necessary. In the seventh, Jimenez landed one too many low blows for ref Charlie Fitch’s taste, losing a point for the foul. Hernandez sported a cut between his brow midway through the eighth, but it didn’t deter his aggression. After eight hard fought rounds, judge Wynn Kintz saw it 77-75, while judges Don Ackerman and Tom Schreck agreed at 78-74, all for Jimenez, who moves to 20-4, 13 KOs. Hernandez falls to 11-10-1, 6 KOs. (more…)



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Burgos and Amidu battle to twelve round draw

Former jr. lightweight and featherweight title challenger Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1-2 20 KOs) had to dig deep to get a draw against unheralded Yakubu “The Black Mamba” Amidu (18-4-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night in sizzling hot outdoor conditions at the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California. Amidu was coming off consecutive losses, but the bout was fought in the lightweight division. Burgos got off to a good start, but Amidu started coming on in round three and gave Burgos all he could handle for the rest of the night. Scores were 116-112 Burgos, 116-112 Amidu, 114-114.

Lightweight Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (22-3, 16 KOs) scored an eight round KO over Josenilson “Jo” Dos Santos (25-2, 15 KOs). Dos Santos was deducted a point for holding in the fourth round. Gonzalez ended it with a left to the body in the eighth that sent Dos Santos across the ring and down to the canvas for the count at 2:27.



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Saturday night’s professional boxing event, “Game On,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on July 27th at the Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island:

Rich Gingras 167 vs. Vladine Biosse 167.5
Thomas Falowo 159.5 vs. Chris Chatman 159
Joey Gardner 168 vs. Russell Lamour Jr. 166
KJ Harrison-Lombardi 166.5 vs. Maceo Crowder 168
Joe Wilson Jr. 151 vs. Saul Almeida 155
Marcia Agripino 117.5 vs. Vanessa Greco 118



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Update on Guillermo Jones’ positive drug test; he must have B sample tested or be stripped

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has informed WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones that he tested positive for Furosemide in tests conducted by Russian doping agency RUSADA for his bout against Denis Lebedev in May. Jones has been given the chance to have the B sample opened and tested if he wishes to challenge this finding and Jones would be responsible for any and all costs associated with testing the second sample. The WBA will make the arrangements for testing the second sample at “an appropriate laboratory.” The deadline for Jones’ decision is August 5th. If he doesn’t choose to challenge the initial finding, the matter will be closed and his title will be removed. Jones dethroned Lebedev by eleventh round KO on May 17 in a war that is a sure “Fight of the Year” candidate. Furosemide is a diuretic that boxers have been known to use to lose weight.



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Video: Odlanier Solis training

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Odlanier Solis and Tyrone Spong training with Pedro Diaz. Solis will defend his IBF Intercontinental Championship against hard-hitting Turk Yakup Saglam on Saturday.



July 26th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 8 at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 8, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga and the welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger, airing live on FOX from Key Arena in Seatlle, WA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see two additional prelim bouts at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
John Moraga (124.5) VS Demetrious Johnson (124.5)

FOX MAIN CARD
Jake Ellenberger (171) VS Rory MacDonald (170.5)
Bobby Voelker (170) VS Robbie Lawler (170.5)
Jessica Andrade (134) VS Liz Carmouche (136)

FX FIGHTS
Jorge Masvidal (157.5*) VS Michael Chiesa (155.5)
Tim Means (160**) VS Danny Castillo (155)
Melvin Guillard (155) VS Mac Danzig (155)
Daron Cruickshank (156) VS Yves Edwards (155)
Trevor Smith (185) VS Ed Herman (186)
Germaine de Randamie (135) VS Julie Kedzie (135.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Justin Salas (155) VS Aaron Riley (156)
Yaotzin Meza (136) VS John Albert (137*)

*Albert and Masvidal have two hours to make weight
**Means missed weight and will be fined. The fight will proceed as scheduled

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle on Saturday, July 27 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Cuxhaven

Cuban heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis weighed in at 255.5 lbs. for the defense of his IBF intercontinental champion title against hard-hitting Turk Yakup Saglam (227 lbs.) tomorrow (Saturday, July 27th) in Cuxhaven, Germany. “La Sombra”‘s weight has always been an issue throughout his professional career even though his trainer Pedro Diaz loves to emphasize that it doesn’t matter how much a fighter brings to the scale but rather how he moves and acts in the ring.

255 is surely not the highest weight in Solis’ career who knocked out Monte Barrett in two rounds in 2009 with 271. Still, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist is not back at the level of his WBC world championship fight against Vitali Klitschko in 2011 when he weighed in at a pro career low 246.75 lbs. only to severely injure his knee at the end of the first round. (more…)



July 26th, 2013

Scale Watch

At the scales in Hobbs, N.M.

Weights by David Finger

Weights for tomorrow’s School of Hard Knocks Promotions card in Hobbs, New Mexico:

Jesus Pacheco 125.8 vs. Brandon Salazar 126

Adam Vasquez n 147.4 vs. Michael Herrera 153.4
(Unfortunatly the Vasquez-Herrera fight was scrapped at the last minute due to a missing eye exam in Herrera’s file with the State Commission)

Jason Davis 147.2 vs. Jeremiah Torres 143.2
(Davis was over the contract weight but an agreement was made between the camps)

Jose Salinas 134.6 vs. Victor Salas 138
(Salas has to loose 3 pounds before the end of the day)

Ricardo Urquizo 178 vs. Dustin Ray Lafon (Lafon, two day substitute, will weigh in tomorrow)

Gerardo Quintana 164 vs. Robert Josh Chavez 162.2

The fight will be at the Club la Sierra in Hobbs, New Mexico. Door open at 6pm with the first fight starting at 7:30. General admission tickets are $30 and ringside tickets are $60. Tickets can be obtained by calling promoter Isidro Castillo at 575-263-9443.



July 26th, 2013

UFC

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July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Boston

Chris Traietti 185 vs. Dion Stanley 185
Gabriel Duluc vs. Jonathan Perez 142
John Hutchinson 156 vs. Robert Hunt 154.5
Jimmy Cappiello 165.5 vs. Pubilo Pena 165
Rashidi Ellis 146 vs. Josh Beeman 148
Greg Vendetti 151.5 vs. Antonio Chaves Fernandes 148
Mical Weisberg 172.5 vs. Joe Powers 175

Venue: The Royale Nightclub, Boston, MA
Promoter: Big Six Entertainment

Tickets: $40.00, $50.00 and $75.00 and available to purchase at the Royale Nightclub in downtown Boston, doors open: 4PM, first bout: 5PM



July 26th, 2013

Boxing News

All featured fighters make weight in San Antonio

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Andre Berto 147 vs Jesus Soto Karass 147
Omar Figueroa 135 vs. Nihito Arakawa 135
(WBC interim lightweight title)
Diego Chaves 146.25 vs. Keith Thurman 146
(WBA Interim welterweight title)
Anthony Dirrell 172 vs. Anthony Hanshaw 171.5

Venue: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime
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July 26th, 2013




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