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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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UFC

Akiyama fever grows!

While the NFL’s free agent signing frenzy makes headlines in sports sections around the United States, in Asia, all the chatter is about the UFC’s new signee, middleweight contender Yoshihiro Akiyama, who made his entrance into the Octagon official during press conferences in Tokyo and Korea last week . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



March 11th, 2009



Announcement

Khan-Barrera in the news!

Live on PPV this Saturday at 4PM ET/1PM PT

Barrera delivers Khan warning – Manchester Evening News
Prince Naseem’s ‘assassin’ is ready to dent Khan’s title hopes – Daily Mail
Amir picked ‘wrong opponent’ – Bolton News
Khan Warned That Defeat Will End His Career – Sky News
Khan easier than Hamed – Barrera – BBC Sport

Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom . . . Click here for more



March 11th, 2009

Announcement

Crawford a hot prospect!

'3 The Hard Way' set for March 21!

Fresh off an outstanding unanimous decision win this past Saturday night in York, Pennsylvania, lightweight prospect Terrance Crawford will head to Cincinnati on Saturday, March 21st, as one of the feature bouts at “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing at the U.S. Bank Arena, presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX Events . . . click here for more



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Martinez confident of victory!

Photo: PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon

Photo: PR Best Boxing Promotions/Joel Colon

By Lee Bates

Fightnews caught up with Ramon ‘Rocky’ Martinez (21-0-1, 12 KOs) just days away from his challenge of WBO world champion Nicky Cook (29-1, 16 KOs). Martinez spoke on fighting in Cook’s native England, who has the power edge between he and Cook, and the importance of joining Puerto Rico’s large list of world champions. The bout can be seen on Saturday’s PPV card headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. (more…)



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Lucian Bute!

Friday on a Special Edition of ShoBox

Montreal-based Romanian Lucian Bute took time out of his busy fight-week training schedule to answer a few questions from SHOWTIME. The 29-year-old undefeated Bute risks his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight crown against hard-hitting Fulgencio Zuniga on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, March 13 (live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (more…)



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Zuniga ready to fight!

By Dave Spencer — Fightnews Canada

Tuesday marked the second time Fulgencio Zuniga had been to Montreal. The first was last September when he brought to the city to help prepare IBF champion Lucian Bute keep his world super-middleweight title with some scheduled sparring. This time out, the Colombian slugger has exactly the opposite in mind. “I’m coming with a great hunger to win this fight. I’m coming to Quebec to win the belt and to bring it back to Columbia.” But while both boxers renewed acquaintances before this Friday’s fight at the Bell Centre, both were very quiet and reserved and the thunder was stolen by Alfredo Marchio, promoter to the challenger who threatened to pull out if Montreal referee is the third man in the ring when the bell rings. (More)



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing In Paradise II

By Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing returns to Paradise in sunny St. Thomas, USVI as 340 promotions and Sampson Boxing in association with Warriors Boxing and Arano Box Producciones present “Boxing In Paradise II” at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on Friday, March 27. It goes without saying that the local attraction will be the brothers Jackson – John and Julius, the offspring of two-division world champion Julian Jackson, fresh off their January 30, 2009 pro debuts. Headlining the seven bout card will be a WBA Fedelatin welterweight title bout between defending champion, Argentine Hector Saldavia and Indonesian challenger Daudy Bahari, scheduled for eleven rounds. (more…)



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

De La Rosa prepares for return!

By Jose Reyes

Unbeaten former WBC Youth welterweight champion “King” James De La Rosa (18-0, 12 KOs) has solidified himself as a true prospect in the thick welterweight division. At the age of 21, “King” James De La Rosa is a five-year professional prize fighter that has become better known for his hard-hitting body attacks that leave opponents gasping for dear life. “King” James is a Mexican-African-American and younger brother of “The Contender” Season One, Juan “El Gallo Negro” De La Rosa (19-3-1, 15 KO’s), and both live in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. James De La Rosa is now trained by veteran trainer Danny Smith who has trained the likes of former world champions, Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas, Diego “Chico” Corrales, and Ishe Smith to name a few. Danny is now training former undisputed middleweight champion (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) Jermaine “Bad Intentions” Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) who is preparing for his April 25th WBC super middleweight title challenge against unbeaten current champion Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KO’s) at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (more…)



March 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Flores to face Herrera!

WBO #7/WBA #9/WBC #12 ranked cruiserweight BJ Flores (22-0-1, 14 KOs) will face Columbian banger Jose Luis Herrera (16-5-1, 16 KOs) on March 21st in Pensacola, Florida. The bout will be a twelve-rounder for the NABO title. “I’m very excited for this opportunity, Herrera is a very hard hitting veteran, I saw what he did on ESPN with his great win over Aaron Williams last year and know that I’ll have to be at my very best to beat him” said Flores. ‘He’s a legitimate force in the division and has never gone the distance, either he knocks me out or I knock him out which should make for an action packed fight for the fans.” The Flores/Herrera bout is the co-main event underneath the Roy Jones Jr. vs Omar Sheika clash at the Pensacola Civic Center.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Konecny to face Colas!

WBO #2 jr middleweight Lukas Konecny (38-3, 19 KOs) will challenge current EU champion Jimmy Colas (25-4, 11 KOs) on SES’ March 28th card at the Sport Arena Grossziethen in Berlin-Schönefeld. A victory against the Colas could bring the native Czech to the official challenger position. Konecny is seeking a rematch against WBO champion Sergiy Dzinziruk, whom he dropped a controversial to in April 2008. Also scheduled are female title bouts featuring champions Natascha Ragosina and Ramona Kuehne.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Hurtado tackles Molina

Former top contender Diobelys Hurtado (40-3-1, 25 KOs), now training out of Brighton, Colo., has signed to fight Carlos Molina (15-4-1, 5 KOs) at the Miccosukee Casino in Miami, Fla., April 3. The two will fight for the vacant WBA Latino welterweight championship. The Cuban-born Hurtado, fighting under Top Notch Boxing now, is hoping to get a title shot within one or two more shots, should he get by Molina.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Bowman outduels Perez

Ringside by Kurt Wolfheimer, photos by Mike Greenhill

Undefeated hometown featherweight Carney “Beeper” Bowman (13-0, 5 KOs) was able to pound out an awkward eight-round unanimous decision victory over former world title challenger Jesus Salvador Perez (25-24-3, 14 KOs), dropping him two times in front of a near capacity crowd at the Valencia Ballroom in York, Pa., Saturday night . . . click here for more



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Zuniga camp threatens pullout!

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Photo: Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and challenger Fulgencio Zuniga met at today’s press conference in advance of their SHOWTIME-televised clash clash on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Zuniga camp made some waves when promoter Alfredo Marchio threatened to pull his man out of the the fight if local referee Marlon Wright is assigned as the referee. The IBF has not yet announced the officials for the fight.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Wilkes-Barre, PA!

By Kurt Wolfheimer

KEA boxing is set to bring professional boxing back after a 35 year absence to the beautiful town of Wilkes-Barre, PA on April 11th at the beautiful Woodlands Inn and Resort. The card will feature the return of heavyweight prospect Jason Gavern (16-5-3, 8KO’s) in the six round main event. Gavern the former 2001 PA State super heavyweight champion, recently scored a unanimous decision over Butler PA’s Jim Emrick (7-3-1, 2KO’s) and will look to take that next step up as he moves toward national contention when he faces the always dangerous Bernard “Bad A–” Brown (6-5-2, 3KO’s) of Baltimore, Maryland. (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Povetkin honors women!

By Alexey Sukachev
Photo: Sovetskiy Sport


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The eighth of March is a special day, which is marked with a red color in Russian calendar and is celebrated as the International Women’s Day (IWD) in the country. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, but primarily the states of former Soviet bloc, i.e. Eastern Europe. In Russia, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother’s Day and St. Valentine’s Day mixed together.

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March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Marco Antonio Barrera Update!

Photo courtesy Frank Warren

Photo: Frank Warren

Marco Antonio Barrera held a press conference today in England for his lightweight showdown Saturday night against Amir Khan to be shown on PPV in North American. Here is the future Hall of Famer before he went inside to the presser.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Abraham, Brewster workout!

Photos: Sauerland Event

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Kiel played host to a star-studded media work-out on Tuesday afternoon as IBF Middleweight Champion King Arthur Abraham, WBA/WBC Welterweight Contender Cecilia Braekhus and “Relentless” Lamon Brewster gave the boxing fans a first impression of their talents. In Saturday´s main fight, King Arthur looks to further improve his stunning record of 28 victories (23 KOs) without defeat. He takes on unbeaten Lajuan Simon (21-0, 12 KOs). “I am highly motivated,” King Arthur said. “The fact that he has never tasted defeat before has further enhanced my motivation. After fighting me, he will know what it is like to leave the ring as the loser.” (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Sidorenko, Alekseev return!

May 2 Universum Champions Night

Former WBA bantamweight world champion Wladimir Sidorenko and WBO cruiserweight title challenger Alexander Alekseev will return to the ring on May 2 in Bremen, Germany. The “Mini-Power Station” Sidorenko will face current WBA champion Anselmo Moreno (24-1-1, 8 KOs) is a rematch of his controversial points loss one year earlier. “I feel I was cheated out of the win,” said Sirorenko at a press conference at the Maritim-Hotel in Bremen. “I want to take my belt back.” Cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (16-1, 15 KOs) also wants to get back on track after being upset by Victor Ramirez in January in a bout for the vacant WBO interim belt. Alekseev will now take on Contender Season Three contestant Max Alexander (14-4-2, 2 KOs). “I don’t always want to remain a contender, but to become the world cruiserweight champion, he said. “Here in Bremen I want to take the first step on the way.”
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Headlining the card is the popular unbeaten WIBF/WBC featherweight world champion Ina Menzer (23-0, 9 KOs) defending her belt against Franchesca “The Chosen One“ Alcanter (18-8-1, 9 KOs). The photogenic Menzer aims to keep her status as a ZDF successor to legendary Regina Halmich. Universum is returning to Bremen nearly ten years after the appearance of Dariusz “Tiger” Michalczewski in the same city.

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March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye Update!

Talks between the camps of IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye appear to have collapsed. Coupled in the cancelation of a Los Angeles press conference to announce the April 11th clash between Chris Arreola and Jameel McCline, Eastern European media is running wild with reports that Wlad may now defend against Arreola on June 20. Team Klitschko has made no official announcement on who Wladimir’s next opponent will be.



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Big fight in small town!

Ex world champions collide

By Robert Coster reporting from Amneville-les-Thermes, France

The small town of Amneville (pop. 25,000) in the beautiful Moselle region, 25 kilometers from the German border, is feeling the crunch of the world economic crisis as steel mills are closing and people losing their jobs. This week however, the hard hit people of Amneville have something to cheer about. On Friday two former world champions clash in a dramatic bout that will send one of them into definitive retirement. French hero, former WBA junior featherweight champion Mayhar Monshipour (30-3-2, 20 KOs) squares off against former IBF jr bantamweight champion Felix Machado (25-9, 12 KOs) of Venezuela. (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tatsuyoshi KO’d in Thailand!

Faded ex-champ loses to journeyman

By Joe Koizumi

Despite our commission’s continual dissuasion and despite our boxing world’s strong opposition, ex-WBC bantam champ Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (20-7-1, 14 KOs), 118, went abroad again to continue fighting and miserably suffered a bad TKO defeat by a mediocre Thai opponent named Sakai Jockygym, 118.75, at 1:03 of the seventh round on Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand. Tatsuyoshi’s bad loss apparently tarnished his previous reputation as one of the most popular attractions ever produced in Japan. The three-time WBC champ, at his prime, surpassed even ticket-selling records of Fighting Harada and Yoko Gushiken. But Tatsuyoshi, already 38, is never what he used to be. The Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) declared his license forfeited because he cannot win over even a six-round boxer here in Japan. Tatsuyoshi previously suffered detached retina and have it operated by well-reputed ophthalmologists three or more times. He may lose his eyesight, if fighting on. (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Taylor official (finally)!

April 25 LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT

A household name in his native England, talented, undefeated Carl Froch will look to make a major statement — and enhance his reputation in America — when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight title against one of the most highly regarded and recognizable fighters of this generation, former undisputed middleweight belt-holder Jermain Taylor, Saturday, April 25, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. A formal announcement was made by Ken Hershman, Senior VP and General Manager of Sports and Event Programming for SHOWTIME. (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Valuev Camp Response!

Team Sauerland dismisses Universum claims

It was with great surprise that Team Sauerland heard about Universum’s press release regarding the fight between WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev and “champion in recess” Ruslan Chagaev. “Klaus-Peter Kohl´s remarks are untrue,” Sauerland Event General Manager Chris Meyer said. “While requesting so many special permits from the WBA, he must have lost his sense for reality. Universum are responsible for the heavyweight chaos. The WBA’s order was clear: Once Chagaev is fit again, he has to fight Valuev. However, Universum decided to take on Drumond instead. The fight was a farce. Drumond could have never become the official world champion because Valuev is the official champion!” (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Forbes-Davis!

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

For the multitudes out there who wondered if former champ Stevie Forbes had seen his best days, this reporter is here to tell you he has plenty of petrol left in his tank. Forbes improved to 34-7, 10 KOs with a devastating second round demolition of Jason Davis in front of a SRO crowd at the Spirit Mountain Casino near the Oregon coast. The show was promoted by Roy Jones Jr and “Square Ring” who did a very nice job, and was received well by the crowd. (more…)



March 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Caballero returns April 24!

Fresh off a smashing victory over Steve Molitor in a world title unification fight last Nov. 20 on SHOWTIME, exciting southpaw Celestino Caballero (31-2, 22 KOs) of Panama will defend his WBA/IBF junior featherweight belts against mandatory challenger Jeffrey Mathebula (22-1-2, 12 KOs) of South Africa in the main event on a special World Championship edition of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, April 24, on SHOWTIME. The event, which will air live at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast), will originate from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. (more…)



March 10th, 2009




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