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Ruiz outweighs Liakhovich by 36 pounds

Ruiz outweighs Liakhovich by 36 pounds

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Andy Ruiz Jr 267.8 vs. Siarhei Liakhovich 231.1 (NABF and WBO I/C heavyweight titles) Daniel Echeverria 139.5 vs. Noe Lopez 136.5 Trevor ...

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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de ...

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Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry "The ...

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

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Boxing News

Tijuana’s Enriquez ready for world title

By Matt Thompson

In boxing, a belt is not an accessory but an identity. Once a career is over, success is not measured in a win/loss record, money in the bank, magazine covers or possessions but in how many world titles were collected. Ever since Tijuana’s Kenia Enriquez (12-0, 6 KO) laced up the gloves at the tender age of thirteen the dream has been the same.

To capture the world title.

Things since then might have changed, different trainers, different gyms, different scenery but the goal has never changed. This Friday, November 21st, after two years and twelve fights as a professional Enriquez gets her first opportunity for a world title when she faces the much more experienced Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola (20-10-3, 13KO) of Mexico City for the vacant World Boxing Organization female flyweight title in a bout scheduled for ten rounds. The bout is presented by her promoter Bobby D. Presents in association with Zanfer. (more…)



November 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Wladimir Klitschko still calls the shots: More

An injury has forced former women’s boxing champ Holly Holm off of her UFC debut Dec. 6.

Joe Calzaghe believes Nathan Cleverly will benefit from Tony Bellew’s anger. More

Matthew Macklin contemplates retirement after losing in Dublin. More



November 17th, 2014


Boxing News

Photos: Chris Algieri in Macao

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris “Real Rocky” Algieri meets with Venetian Macao team members during Monday of “Fight Week” for his upcoming championship fight against Superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.

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November 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Rush of world title bouts in Japan

Photos by Boxing Beat

Photos by Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

We, in Japan, will see at least eight world title bouts from now until the end of this year. All of them are so worth watching that our aficionados are now considering which to buy tickets of and which to watch on television. The highly sensational cards are as follows:

November 22, Yokohama
WBC super-featherweight title bout
Takashi Miura (Japan) vs. Edgar Puerta (Mexico)
WBC flyweight title bout
Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua) vs. Rocky Fuentes (Philippines)

December 30, Tokyo
WBO junior bantamweight title bout
Omar Narvaez (Argentina) vs. Naoya Inoue (Japan)
WBC title bout for the vacant light-flyweight championship
Pedro Guevarra (Mexico) vs. Akira Yaegashi (Japan)
WBC title bout for the vacant lightweight championship
Jorge Linares (Venezuela/Japan) vs. Javier Pierto (Mexico)
plus
Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (Japan) vs. Jessie Nicklow (US)

December 31, Tokyo
WBA super-featherweight title bout
Takashi Uchiyama (Japan) vs. Israel Perez (Argentina)
WBA super-flyweight title bout
Kohei Kono (Japan) vs. Norberto Jimenez (Dominican Republic)
WBA light-flyweight title bout
Alberto Rossel (Peru) vs. Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)

Furthermore, it is said there will be another press conference this week that another world title bout may be added to this tight schedule for our press people. Never say “No Mas” as our free TV watchers whole-heartedly welcome many world title bouts happening in the end of the year.



November 16th, 2014

Boxing Result

Dirty Crespin bullies Louishomme – to no avail

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez

It is not often that the hometown fighter gets booed and the out-of-towner gets the cheers in boxing, but the crowd last night at the McKernan Sports Center in the Chavez Promotions card in Albuquerque, NM was outraged at the unsportsmanlike conduct of Las Vegas’ Arturo Crespin.

Fortunately, the judges sided for the calm and composed Colorado Springs fighter Louishomme after eight bloody rounds giving him the ‘W’ with scores of 67-64 and 66-65 twice. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Mexicali

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

The expansive parking lot of the Golden Lion Casino in Mexicali, Mexico, was the venue for a IBF Latino lightweight title fight presented by Tijuana former world champion Antonio Margarito’s TM Boxing and newcomer Desquer Boxing where hometown favorite Armando “Chato” Robles (28-3-2, 15KO) had his hands full but still was able to dominate the tough as nails Omar “Dinamita” Estrella (19-7-2, 11KO) of Tijuana, Mexico, over twelve very entertaining championship rounds.

Robles gradually has been dropping the pounds as he has fought as high as welterweight but now campaigning in the 135 pound division while Estrella, who began his career at featherweight, has fought mostly in the 130-135 pound range.

Estrella never stopped looking for the fight but Robles was just to busy, throwing an unnatural number of punches from every angle and configuration. Robles main focus was the body as he landed hard punches to the body of Estrella while the Tijuana fighter looked to counter. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Pulev hospital visit reveals concussion but no serious injury, Klitschko looking at March or April return

By James Slater

Brave but brutally KO’d world heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev was, by way of precautionary measures, taken to the hospital in the early morning hours after his 5th-round knockout, multi-knockdown loss to the heavy hands of Wladimir Klitschko last night, and thankfully the Bulgarian warrior suffered no serious injuries. “We were at the hospital until 2.30 [A.M] There is nothing broken, the CT (computed tomography) was unremarkable. No bleeding in the brain, only a slight concussion,” Chris Meyer of Sauerland told German newspaper BILD. Pulev will reportedly head for home in Sofia soon.

As for Klitschko and his future plans, Wladimir’s manager Bernd Boente told Sportbox that the champ will likely return in March or April, again boxing in Germany. “The candidates include Bryant Jennings and the winner of the fight between WBC champion Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder,” Boente said. “This is our primary goal: to return the WBC belt to the Klitschko family.” (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Jeter wins majority decision over Lange in rematch; Nelson successfully defends WIBA title

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

On October 27, 2012, Tony “Mo Better” Jeter of Stevensville, MD defeated Great Falls, VA’s Jimmy Lange by split decision in a fierce 10-round contest at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA that was one of the most controversial bouts seen in the Washington area in many years. Jeter won the contest despite having four points taken from him and suffering a knockdown.

On Saturday night, the two men met again at the Patriot Center in a rematch that was much less controversial but just as fierce. The outcome, however, was the same. Jeter defeated Lange once again, this time by 10-round majority decision to capture the NABA USA Middleweight title. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Kalenga shines in North American debut

By Dave Spencer

Cruiserweight Youri Kalenga (21-1 14KO) travelled to North America for the first time and successfully defended his WBA interim title, scoring a TKO victory at 1:52 of the twelfth and final round over a game but over-powered Denton Daley (12-1 6KO) who suffered his first career defeat on Saturday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Kalenga, well nicknamed “El Toro” charging after the hometown fighter, often missing his mark with wide shots but still doing damage along the way, storming forward and making the ring sound Pamplona Spain and the running of the bulls.

“Youri’s a strong guy,” Daley told Fightnews after the fight. “I just felt I was down on the scorecards and I had to gamble towards the end. When you run off of someone else’s pace you often end up getting caught and feel that’s what happened to me out there.” (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

‘Get me someone I can get credit for’ – James Degale and Jim McDonnell discuss Periban

Report, photo and video by Tony Mayger

In the super-middle division, 2014 will be remembered for the world title domestic doublepack between Carl Froch and George Groves but 2015 is shaping up to be all about another British super middleweight who has waited patiently in the wings, having now worked his way up into world title contention, James Degale (19-1-0).

The 28-year old Londoner will come up against highly rated Mexican Marco Antonio Periban (20-2-1) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool this weekend, putting at risk his IBF mandatory status in the process. It’s a must win fight and although Degale is clear about the risk, he’s confident about coming through unscathed. “If I’m not going to beat people like Periban, I’m not as good as I think I am” Degale told Fightnews at his gym in Essex last month. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

The Chris Algeri Show Opens at The Ventian Macao

Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri resumed his promotional roadwork for the biggest fight of his professional life – challenging Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. On a busy Sunday in the St. Mark’s Square section of the Shoppes at Venetian, Algieri made a public appearance where was greeted by hundreds of fans, posed for photos and answered questions about his career and this Saturday’s battle with Pacquiao.

“With one million square feet of retail space and over 350 stores at the Shoppes at Venetian I think I can get in my daily roadwork and my Christmas shopping, all at the same time,” said Algieri to the delight of fans and shop owners alike. “I love Macao. It was great during my last visit on the promotional tour and it is even better this time. I am glad to be able to spend more time here. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Lennox Lewis on Klitschko’s win over Pulev

By James Slater

Retired great Lennox Lewis is still a keen observer of the happenings in the weight class he once ruled, and Lewis watched last night’s world title defence by Wladimir Klitschko, who crushed a game Kubrat Pulev in the 5th-round of an exciting fight. It seems fair to say, however, that Lewis was not overly impressed with the latest win by “Dr. Steel Hammer” – at least this is how Lennox’ Twitter message reads:

Easy work for@Klitschko against a one dimensional bruiser. Want to see him face the best division has to offer tho. He still wins tho!

Was Pulev a mere bruiser? Okay, he was outclassed by Klitschko and the challenger didn’t show too much skill. But then, the IBF number-one was almost iced in the very first round, with only sheer heart keeping Pulev in the fight. The kind of punches Pulev took in that torrid session can take anyone out of their game, no matter what it is. And which fighters are the best the division has to offer? Klitschko has seen off just about each and every capable challenger, with the exception of the hard-hitting Deontay Wilder, current WBC champ Bermane Stiverne and the British pairing of Tyson Fury and Dereck Chicora (who meet in a return later this month). (more…)



November 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 180 Post-Fight

Eight fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 180 post-fight press conference: Alejandro Perez, Augusto Montano, Kelvin Gastelum, Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, Ricardo Lamas, Hector Urbina, and Jessica Eye . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Gavronski defeats Ibarra at the Boat

By Shamus Young at ringside

Super Middleweight Mike Gavronski earned a ten round unanimous decision over Gerardo Ibarra Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. It was a close fight that was difficult to score because of the contrast in styles. Gavronski consistently moved his hands but many of the punches were slapping or chopping blows without much power. Ibarra landed the more meaningful punches throughout the fight, but at a much slower rate than his opponent. The judges favored Gavronski’s high work rate for a unanimous decision of 96-93 and 97-94 twice. Fightnews had it 95-95. With the win, Gavronski’s record is 15-1-1, and Ibarra’s 14-1-0. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Gamboa wins in Cancun return; Mijares triumphs

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: World Boxing Council (WBC)

Rebounding from his first career loss against WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford, former three division world champion Yuriorkas Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Joel Montes de Oca (18-4, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Gamboa dropped Montes de Oca in both rounds five aand six. Montes de Oca was deemed unable to continue after the second knockdown. Time was 1:13.

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (51-8-2, 25 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Lester Medrano (14-3-1, 9 KOs) in the main event. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 99-91.

Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) won a split decision over Alejandra Marina Oliveras (31-3-2, 16 KOs) to claim the WBC female super lightweight title. Scores were 99-92, 97-94 for Farias, 97-94 for Oliveras. photos



November 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 180: Werdum KOs Hunt, Wins Interim Heavyweight Belt

For a little while in their UFC 180 main event at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City Saturday night, it appeared that Mark Hunt was going to cap off his improbable ride to the heavyweight title with an even more improbable victory over Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum. But it was Werdum who roared back from two knockdowns to knock Hunt out in the second round and win the UFC interim heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Ready for Prime Time: Gastelum Subs Ellenberger in One
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Impresive wins for Ramirez and Valdez

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBC #2/WBA #3/IBF #4/WBO #2 rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs) looked like a future champ as he broke down and stopped rugged veteran Fulgencio Zuniga (27-10, 24 KOs) in round eight on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Ramirez looked sharp in winning every round before getting the stoppage. Time was 2:20.

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Alberto Garza (26-9-1, 21 KOs). Valdez boxed patiently until round six when he rocked Garza. Valdez continued the violent assault in round seven and the about was waved off by referee Lee Rogers. Time was 1:29.

Undefeated local lightweight prospect Ivan Najera (14-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Luis Cervantes (7-9-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 77-55 (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Kalenga still WBA interim cruiser champion

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Cruiserweight Youri Kalenga (21-1 14KO) travelled to North America for the first time and successfully defended his WBA interim title, scoring a TKO victory at 1:52 of the twelfth and final round over a game but over-powered Denton Daley (12-1 6KO) who suffered his first career defeat on Saturday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.. Kalenga, well nicknamed “El Toro” stormed after the hometown fighter, often missing his mark with wide shots but still doing damage along the way.

Kalenga scored a 9th round knockdown of Daley with a left hand to solar plexus following up with right hand that crushed him down to the canvas. Daley, flat on his back, told referee Charlie Fitch that he was going to get back up and did so at the count of nine, but there was little fight left in the 32-year-old who went down twice in the final round.

Daley looked like a sapling in a wind storm in the final sonnet until the Congo born champion finally put him down. Another shove also put him down moments later, it wasn’t counted as knockdown, but the writing was clearly on the wall. Defenceless, legless, it didn’t take long for Kalenga to step in with the final three punch salvo that had referee stepping in just before Daley crashed to the canvas. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

UFC

Magnificent Mexicans Roll in UFC 180 Prelims

In the UFC’s Mexican debut at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City Saturday night, all five UFC 180 prelim bouts featuring homegrown fighters saw the local heroes emerge victorious, highlighted by Yair Rodriguez and Alejandro Perez becoming the first two Ultimate Fighter Latin America series winners . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko knocks out Pulev in five

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By Karl Freitag

IBF/WBO/IBO/WBA heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Pulev came out aggressively and was dropped twice by Klitschko in round one. Klitschko dropped Pulev again in round three and knocked him out in round five. Time was 2:11. A brilliant performance by Klitschko against a highly regarded challenger.

It’s the 38-year-old Ukrainian champion’s 17th consecutive defense of the heavyweight crown. He hasn’t lost a fight in over ten years. Wlad will now head back to the United States to be with his girlfriend Hayden Panettiere, who is expecting their first child.

Pulev joked “Wladimir was lucky, next time I’ll win,” before he was taken to the hospital with a suspected broken nose and fractured cheekbone.

Heavyweight Shannon Briggs was at ringside, but was intercepted by security when he tried to get into the ring after the fight. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Oosthuizen wins the vacant WBC International light heavyweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a grueling toe-to-toe encounter South Africa’s Tommy Oosthuizen won the vacant WBC International light heavyweight title on an eleventh round technical knockout at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park when Denis Grachev of Russia retired in his corner at the end of the eleventh round. Grachev (79.05kg) made a fast start to score with stinging rights to the head of the southpaw Oosthuizen (78.30kg) who was having his first fight at international level in the light heavyweight division. The 32-year-old Grachev whose record dropped to 13-5-1, 8 KOs began to tire through rounds ten and eleven but it came as a surprise when his corner indicated that he was not coming out for the final round. Oosthuizen, 26, improved his record to 24-0-2, 14 KOs. The referee was Bruce McTavish from the Philippines and the judges were Lilian Olero (Kenya), Thabo Spampool (SA) and Joseph Chaane (SA). (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Heiland knocks out Macklin in Dublin, Ireland

Middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round KO over Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Heiland outboxed and outworked Macklin all night, finally knocking him out with a barrage of punches punctuated by a right hand. Time was :42. The bout was for the WBC International title and also a middleweight eliminator.

Super featherweight Patrick Hyland (29-1, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oszkar Fiko (10-7, 8 KOs). Scored 80-72.

2012 Irish Olympian super featherweight John Joe Nevin (3-0, 2 KOs) dropped Jack Heath (3-8, 2 KOs) three times in a first round demolition. Time was 1:28. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Nietes retains WBO 108lb title

WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (34-1-4, 20 KOs) punished Carlos “Chapito” Velarde (26-4-1, 14 KOs) for seven rounds to retain his title on Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. Velarde’s corner saved their man from a further beating by keeping him on the stool after seven. The two-division world champion Nietes, who has reigned since September 2007 and will surpass Filipino legend Flash Elorde’s seven year/three month championship run in January, is now considering a move to the flyweight division.

In other action, jr flyweight Milan Melindo (32-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Saul Juarez (20-4, 11 KOs) over twelve rounds in an IBF elimination bout. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 118-111.

WBO strawweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr (16-2-1, 11 KOs) and Jomar Fajardo (14-5-2, 7 KOs) battled to a draw in a non-title flyweight ten rounder. Scores were 98-92 Rodriguez, 96-94 Fajardo, 95-95.

Unbeaten jr featherweight Albert Pagara (22-0, 15 KOs) dropped Raul Hirales (22-4-1, 11 KOs) in round three and cruised to a twelve round 120-107, 120-107, 119-108 win.

In an upset, former WBO strawweight champion Merlito Sabillo (23-2-1, 12 KOs) was stopped in round four by journeyman Faris Nenggo (9-6-3, 3 KOs).

Featherweight AJ Banal (32-2-1, 22 KOs) outpointed Maxsaisai Sithsaithong (15-6, 4 KOs) over ten.



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

A Discussion with “HARDY” Producer and Director Natasha Verma

By Jerry Glick

The documentary “HARDY” follows the life and times of undefeated 122-pound fighter Heather “The Heat” Hardy and her evolution as a divorced single mother to champion boxer. “HARDY” will premiere Sunday, November 16th (@ 11:45 AM) at the DOC NYC Film Festival at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (260 West 23rd, New York City). Hardy is promoted by DiBella Entertainment whose head man, Lou DiBella, is also the executive producer of “HARDY.” Producer/Director Natasha Verma, a noted TV reporter, graciously spoke to FightNews about the “HARDY” documentary. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Crolla faces Abril for WBA lightweight crown in January

Anthony Crolla will face Richar Abril for the WBA world lightweight title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on January 23. Crolla, who claimed a six-round shut-out over Gyorgy Mizei Jnr. tonight in Dublin, is thrilled to have landed the well-earned shot at the big one after a fantastic run of results with wins over Gavin Rees, Stephen Foster Jnr and John Murray – and believes bringing the fight to his hometown make it an even more special night. “To have the world title shot in Manchester is a huge factor,” said Crolla. “Without wanting to sound cheesy, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. I am a Manchester lad so to be fighting in Manchester for a World title, I couldn’t ask for anything more and the only way it could get better than that is to go out there and win it. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Fairfax, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here’s the scale watch for the Saturday, November 15 card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA:

Tony Jeter 159 vs. Jimmy Lange 159
(Vacant NABA USA middleweight title)

Tori Nelson 146 vs. Victoria Cisneros 144
(WIBA Welterweight title — Nelson is defending champion)

Devar Ferhadi 171 vs. Jess Noriega 168
Seth Billups 142 vs. Sean Lockhart (will weigh in tomorrow)
Mike Balogun 237 vs. Percy Womack 259
Jonathan Reid 166 vs. Thomas Brown 163
Ray Terry 166 vs. Kevin Bartlett 162



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Pelenchin Caballero announces his retirement

By Gabriel F Cordero

On Friday at a press conference in Panama City, 38-year-old former two-division world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (37-6-1, 24 KOs) announced his retirement from professional boxing for health reasons. According to Caballero, during preparations for his last fight he took a hit in the left eye which he said affected him in a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision loss against Adrian Etrella on October 4 in Sinaloa, Mexico. Upon his return to Panama, he discovered a retina injury. “I am fine physically and mentally,” said Caballero. “For me this was a message from God and my priority is my family and health.” He plans to continue in boxing as a promoter.



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hershey Centre, Mississauga ON

By Dave Spencer

Youri Kalenga 202.6 vs. Denton Daley 204.4
(WBA interim cruiserweight championship)

**Weights are for Ontario Athletic Commission same day weigh-in. Both weighed in Friday with WBA Kalenga at 200 lbs. and Daley at 195 lbs. The referee will be Charlie Fitch (US), judges are Sergio Caíz (US), Carlos Sucre (VEN) and John Poturaj (US).

Steve Franjic 174 vs. Alvaro Gaona 174.4
Kevin Higson 151 vs. Erick Mireles 150.8
Tim Cronin 171.6 vs. Jason Alexander 172.2
Shavar Henry 199.6 vs. John Mercante 197.2

Venue: Hershey Centre
Promoter: United Promotions
First Bell 8pm
Televison:: Rogers (local)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko pounds Johnson out in Chester

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, made short work of Rayford Johnson of Longview, TX, 10-16, 6 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA Friday night. Dawejko stormed out of his corner in the opening round, dropped Johnson twice and registered his third consecutive first-round knockout victory. Dawejko used an overhand right-left hook combination to score both knockdowns. Johnson rose from his first trip to the canvas. However, the second time Dawejko landed that combo, Johnson toppled sideways along the ropes and crashed to the floor. Referee Benji Esteves Jr. halted the fight immediately. The time was 2:28 of round one.

Dawejko, not known as a puncher prior to this current streak, has reinvented himself as a more aggressive fighter in 2014. The style adjustment helped to make this the most eventful year of his career thus far, going 5-0 with more people watching than ever before. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Douglas wins WIBA bantamweight title in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas of Washington, DC captured the vacant WIBA Bantamweight title tonight at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD Thursday night winning a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Christina “Bullet” Ruiz of San Antonio, TX. Douglas controlled the early portion of the bout with solid right jabs and straight left hands. Douglas showed a lot of patience as she did not rush in to go for the knockout. At times, Ruiz landed some shots but Douglas did not seem to be in any real danger.

“She was bigger than me and I came up two weight classes to fight her,” Douglas told Fightnews after the contest. “There was no point in throwing unnecessary punches because one punch can change a fight. However, I was stronger than her in the fight.” (more…)



November 15th, 2014

UFC

The Redemption of Fabricio Werdum

In a sport where adversity is a built-in requirement, fighters are equipped to travel a path filled with obstacles and challenges. With every step taken up the ladder toward the end goal of becoming a champion, the resistance will increase with every rung as those trials by fire will ultimately shape and prepare the fighter for the next road ahead . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Queens, NY

By Matt Richardson

Featherweights Angel Luna and Victor Serrano engaged in a back and forth battle on Friday night at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, New York. Both men never stopped punching and landing over the six scheduled rounds and as such neither should have been deemed a loser.

Ultimately, they weren’t, as the six-round main event was ruled a draw on scores of 59-55 (for Luna) and 57-57 (twice). Luna (10-0-1, 7 KO’s) tried with everything he had to get rid of his opponent inside the distance. He continuously smashed him with shots to the body and rocked him with an uppercut in the final seconds of the first. He even hurt Serrano again in the second but Serrano (3-8, 1 KO) had a rock-hard chin and will and never crumpled. He often gave as well as he got and the fight often devolved into wild exchanges of hooks and body punches. Either both men have world-class chins or their punching power is seriously overstated. Regardless of which it is (or isn’t) it made for a fun fight in a night in which only one bout on the card ended early. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Pedraza beats Farenas in IBF eliminator

Unbeaten super featherweight Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Michael Farenas (39-5-4, 31 KOs) in an IBF elimination bout on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pedraza was in command the whole way. With the win, Pedraza moves into the mandatory position to fight IBF world champion Rances Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KOs).

Pedraza got into a grove in the early rounds and mounted a sustainable lead as he used his superior boxing skills to pick apart Farenas who was coming forward. As the fight entered the middle rounds, Pedraza continued to box and use lateral movement to win rounds. Farenas had his moments as he landed a few big power shots, but nothing that would prevent Pedraza from executing his game plan. In the championship rounds Farenas came on strong, but it was too late as Pedraza ended strong to keep his lead intact. Scorecards read 117-111, 118-110 and 116-112, all in favor for Pedraza. (more…)



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Vasquez demolishes Mosquera; Salka wins Steel City bragging rights

Unbeaten welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez Jr. (18-0, 13 KOs) scored an explosive first round KO against Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera (21-3-2, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Body shots finished Mosquera at 2:35. Mosquera was down twice.

In a cross-town lightweight grudge match, local favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (20-4, 3 KOs) won a bloody and brutal ten round unanimous decision over rival Monte Meza-Clay (36-4, 22 KOs). Both fighters went right at each other in round one. A Salka left hook opened up a bed cut over Meza-Clay’s right eye in round two. Meza-Clay was allowed to continue in round three where he was further busted up by Salka. Salka was cut over the left eye in round four. It went the full ten with Salka winning by scores of 98-92, 97-94, 99-91. Sala retains his WBC FECARBOX lightweight title.

In a junior middleweight bout, undefeated prospect Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (8-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over very tough veteran Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (20-6, 13 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Lubin in round one, but Lubin rebounded well and floored Gonzalez in round four. Lubin really abused Gonzalez over the last half of the fight. Scores were 78-73, 78-72, 78-72.



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko annihilates Johnson

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the scheduled 8-round heavyweight main event at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA, Joey Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, stopped Rayford Johnson, 10-16, 6 KOs, at 2:28 of round one. It was Dawejko’s third consecutive first round KO.



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