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Undefeated strawweight Israel “El Heredero” Vázquez signed a exclusive promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto’s, Cotto Promotions, LLC. Vázquez is son of the 3 division former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Sr. and has a professional record of 9-0-2 and 6 KOs.
“I am very happy to be part of this great company, I’m so excited to be back in the ring and follow my dream. Together with my father’s knowledge I know I will succeed,” Israel said. (more…)
“I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Dan Goossen’s passing early this morning. My thoughts and prayers have been with Dan and his family since I received the news of his illness last week. While Dan and I recently had our professional struggles, he was a great man, father and husband. He will be greatly missed by the boxing community. I will continue to keep the Goossen family in my prayers.”
By Bob Ryder
Boxing returns to Detroit’s Masonic Temple this Friday night with a new promoter. San Diego Chargers star Antonio Gates enters the boxing promotional ranks as his company AG Promotions presents an 8 bout card put together by matchmaker Carlos Llinas. Gates, a Detroit native, played football at Central High School in the city before embarking on his current star success in the NFL. Headlining Gates’ first boxing venture is promising Motor City welterweight Ronnie Austion. (more…)
Joseph Diaz 122.5 vs. Raul Hidalgo 123
Fidel Maldonado Jr 141.2 vs. Nelson Lara 141.5
Ricardo Alvarez 145.2 vs. John Michael Johnson 137.5
Antonio Tarver Jr 160 vs. Zachary Briones 157.5
Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1
InterBox has confirmed that former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2-0, 24 KO) will lace up the gloves against recent WBA title challenger Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 KO) on Saturday, December 6th at the Montreal Bell Centre. The undercard portion of the program will be unveiled in the next few weeks.
“I wanted to face a quality opponent who is coming to fight. Bolonti is a persistent, come-forward boxer who is difficult to rattle. This is exactly what I need, and exactly what I will train to counter,” stated Bute. (more…)
“It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure.”
Arrangements are pending and details will be announced in the next few days.
Ed Derian, one of boxing’s best-known ring announcers, passed away Sept. 26 at the age of 77. Promoter J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2004, recalls his days with “this fine young gentleman.”
Tyrone Everett had just finished cleaning Alfredo Escalera’s clock for most of the 15 rounds they fought and ring announcer Ed Derian grabbed the microphone to read the scores. It was Nov. 30, 1976, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia and Escalera’s WBC junior lightweight title belt was mere seconds from being transferred to Everett’s waist.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the scoring as follows: Judge Lou Tress has scored it 145 Escalera, 143 Everett.” Boos rained down from every corner of the building.
I stood there at the ring, my hands on the canvas, and I couldn’t believe that Eddie had just embarrassed himself in front of 16,019 fans, the largest crowd ever to watch a fight indoors in Pennsylvania. How in the world, I thought, could he possibly have read the score backward, especially from a judge from Philadelphia? (more…)
By Jerry Glick
Photos by Emily Harney
When Curtis “Showtime” Stevens first hit the New York City fans’ consciousness during 2004-2005 he was known as one of the “Chin Checkers” along with friend and stablemate Jaidon Codrington. The fighters had been given the nickname due to their high percentage of knockouts in the early rounds.
Now only Stevens is knocking ‘em dead.
Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) is set to take on former WBO middleweight belt holder Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in a elimination contest on October 1st, with the victor to face the winner of the October 8th IBF middleweight title fight between defending champion Sam Soliman and challenger, ex-middleweight king Jermain Taylor. (more…)
By Matt Thompson
WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas will be appearing at the New England Fights boxing event in Lewiston, Maine Oct. 11th at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee – a building famous for hosting Muhammad Ali’s 1st round KO of Sonny Liston in their 1965 heavyweight championship fight.
The show is headlined by the Northeast Junior Welterweight Championship fight between Brandon Berry (7-0, 5 KO’s) and Eric Palmer (4-3-3) and will also feature Steven Gamache (4-0, 1 KO) in action against Damon Antoine. (more…)
Donny LaLonde looks back at his time in the ring. More
Former welterweight and super welterweight world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (30-8-1, 24 KOs) needed just 63 seconds to demolish Allen “Funky Cole” Medina (9-24-1, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In other action, former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (35-5, 28 KOs) knocked out Ron “The Iceman” Aubrey (12-4, 12 KOs) in the first round.
43-year-old former IBF jr middleweight champion “Yory Boy” Campas (103-17-3, 79 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Lanzas (8-20-6, 1 KO).
Former winner of “The Contender” and jr middleweight spoiler Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (32-19, 16 KOs) outpointed Said Ouali (29-5, 21 KOs) in a six-rounder.
Formerly world-ranked welterweight Carson Jones (35-10-3, 26 KOs) knocked out Shannon Miller (25-53-8, 18 KOs) in round three.
Unbeaten middleweight Alex Saucedo (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round KO over Miguel Alvarez.
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
John Abella won six-round split decision over Jesus Sanchez, featherweights; Alberto Torres won by TKO in fourth round over Eric Goodall, junior-lightweights; Luis Cruz fought to four-round draw with Tony Juarez, super-middleweights; Ryan Bourland won four-round unanimous decision over Eric Smith, light heavyweights; Michael Gaxiola won four-round unanimous decision over Adrian Rodriguez, junior-featherweights; Rafael Busuioc won four-round unanimous decision over Percy Peterson, featherweights.
Report/photos by Bob Ryder
Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win over Georgia’s Brandon Spencer on Saturday night at the Dearborn Performing Arts Center in suburban Detroit. Edwards used his superior technique to outbox Spencer over the 6 round duration to register the win on the judges’ cards by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 x 2. Edwards controlled the contest although probably could have done better if his trainers (including ex champ Tony Tubbs) could get him to throw his jab with more authority. Edwards in using his jab as a pawing range finder instead of an offensive weapon, allowed Spencer to get off an occasional wild shot, one of which momentarily buzzed Edwards in the fourth. Ray held on until his head cleared and went right back to work. Spencer had shot his bolt by then and did little over the last two rounds although he kept up an entertaining chatter with his opponent. Less talk and more action would have served him better as he is now (2-6-1, 2 KOs). The “Cincinnati Kid” Edwards improves to (9-0, 5 KOs). Heavyweights. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill
In her fourth title defense, undefeated WIBA Welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA received the toughest challenge to her title from Arlene Blencowe of Taree, New South Wales, Australia. However, Nelson managed to hang on to her title by 10-round split decision in front of a packed house at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
Blencowe came out firing and rocked the champion in the first round. However, Nelson was able to maintain her composure and fought back,landing enough blows to hold on to the title.
Judges Alisha Daniels and Gail Jasper scored the bout 96-94 for Nelson while judge Dorothea Perry saw the bout for Blencowe, 97-93. Nelson defends her title for the fourth time and remains undefeated at 11-0-2, one KO. Blencowe, who has held two world titles, is now 2-3. (more…)
‘King’ Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) retained his WBO super middleweight crown with a unanimous points decision against Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) in Kiel, Germany. In front of a sell-out crowd at the Sparkassen-Arena the judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 in favour of the defending champion. “It was a tough fight,” said Abraham. “Paul Smith was by no means an easy opponent and he made me work hard for the win. I was pleased with my performance. I feel that I have proved to myself, to my coach Ulli Wegner and to my fans that I still have what it takes. I’m not in decline and I look forward to more successful defenses of my WBO title.” (more…)
“Ed Derian, who was my ring announcer and, more importantly, my friend, passed away yesterday,” wrote Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz on his Facebook page. “We began working together in the mid-1970s at a time when the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission designated who would be the ring announcer at different fight cards. I finally got that preposterous rule changed in the 1980s and Ed became my steady guy from then until about two years ago when his beloved wife Roxy died. Ed was the in-ring voice for all those great Tuesday Night Fights on USA Network from the Blue Horizon…there are so many Ed Derian stories to tell.”
By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes
As Mike Tyson literally rolled into the Mesquite Arena last night in a Rolls Royce about midway through his first promotion in Texas, for the Big Texas Throwdown, the energy in the crowd picked up at the same time his fights did. His presence at ringside, at this converted rodeo arena, got the fight fans into a frenzy as well as the fighters who were hoping to impress the former undisputed Heavyweight Champ. Tyson also brought a world title fight with him to Texas, understanding that everything is bigger in Texas, as Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (35-3-1, 12KO) of Panama put his title on the line against the #1 contender and undefeated Juan Carlos Payano (16-0, 8KO) from the Dominican Republic for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title in the main event. (more…)
Jose “Gato” Roman dominated Hector Velazquez, one of the most experienced boxers in the lightweight division, and successfully defended his WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship in the 8-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The unanimous decision scores read: 79-73, 80-72, 79-73.
Roman (18-1-1, 12 KOs), who fights out of Garden Grove, Calif. and had a strong contingent of fans at the sold-out Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, used his speed, agility, and intelligence to thoroughly frustrate the 39-year-old Velazquez. To his credit, Velazquez (56-23-3, 38 KOs) tried to tie up Roman at every opportunity, but Roman maneuvered out of the traps and managed to score points on the outside. (more…)
Seven fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference: Yoel Romero, Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano, Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor, Chris Cariaso, and Demetrious Johnson . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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By James Slater
British fight fans are still shaking their heads over the quite mystifying scorecards that were handed in at the conclusion of last night’s Arthur Abraham-Paul Smith WBO super-middleweight title fight in Germany. Abraham was awarded a wide unanimous decision, with one judge turning in a lopsided 119-109 card. Smith and his team are rightfully angry at such an uneven piece of scoring and now, promoter Eddie Hearn has said, he will lobby the WBO to make Smith the mandatory for Abraham.
Hearn says he doesn’t expect an immediate rematch, but he told The Liverpool Echo that a rematch should definitely happen in time. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Kevin Lerena has several good reasons to look forward to his fight against Gogita Gorgiladze on Monday night. If the 22-year-old South African beats the globetrotting visitor from Georgia at Emperors Palace he will win the vacant WBC youth cruiserweight title, take a step closer to international recognition and delight his supporters in the Golden Gloves Promotions tournament.
The unbeaten Lerena has won six of his ten professional fights inside the distance but he has to improve on his unconvincing points victory over Marcos Antonio Ahumada in August.
Gorgiladze, on his second visit to the Gauteng venue, will be equally keen to erase memories of his fourth-round stoppage defeat to Ilunga Makabu in a fight for the vacant IBF youth cruiserweight title in February last year. (more…)
Report/photos Boxing Bob Newman
On May 17, 2014, Mexican lightweights Ivan Cano and Javier Prieto battled to a twelve round draw for Prieto’s WBC Silver lightweight title. The bout was so competitive, why not do it again, right? Tonight in the same city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the two compatriots went at it again, each hoping to do enough to walk away with the win. But instead of “One and Done,” they made it “Twice is Nice” and battled to a majority draw once again, with Prieto retaining his title and his WBC #4 ranking. (more…)
By Héctor Villarreal
Azael “Turbo” Cossio (18-3-2) stopped veteran Miguel Callist (28-11-1) at 1:26 of the 4th round to claim the Panamanian welterweight championship in the main event of the seven fights card presented by Promociones del Istmo at the Melia Panama Canal Hotel. Local southpaw Callist pleased the crowd with a technical exhibition until he got caught by a devastating right hook to the cheek that knocked him out. (more…)
At the Bell Centre in Montreal, two-time Olympian light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (6-0, 6 KOs) showed he’s a force to be reckoned with in the 175lb division after a second round annihilation of former world champion Tavoris Cloud (24-3, 19 KOs). Beterbiev dropped Cloud three times in round one and again in round two before the slaughter was halted at :38. Beterbiev won the NABA belt. Cloud dropped his third straight.
Former #1 contender Stephane Ouellet (29-6, 18 KOs), of Jonquiere, Quebec, lost a four-round middleweight fight against Belgium import Cedric Spera (11-2, 2 KOs). Ouellet, 43, returned after a ten-year retirement.
In the co-feature, WBC #10 lightweight and former world title challenger Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (27-1, 19 KOs), fighting out of Montreal by way of Haiti, stopped Mexican invader Daniel “Cañerito” Ruiz (32-7-2, 22 KOs) in round five. (more…)
Heading into his UFC 178 main event bout against Chris Cariaso at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was a huge favorite, and he did what great champions do in such situations, dominating then submitting Cariaso in the second round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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