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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Photo: Photo Wende In a history making female world title unification fight, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a ...

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Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

By David Robinett Photos: Joel A. Colon/PRBB Floyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, along with his WBC super ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer

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Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

Braekhus unifies WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO titles

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Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided bout

Mayweather defeats Maidana in one-sided

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Boxing News

Officials for Davis-George IBO supermiddle clash

By Johnny B’

The approved officials for tonight’s scheduled bout at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, for the vacant International Boxing Organization’s super middleweight title will be referee Robert Byrd (Nevada), judges Scott Dexter (Michigan), Mauro Di Fiore (Illinois) and Mike Fitzgerald (Wisconsin). The IBO supervisor will be Mr. John W. Daddono (Florida).

The contestants Dyah Ali Davis 22-4-1 with 10 KOs hailing from Florida and Illinois local Chicago warrior, Don Da Bomb George 25-4-2 with 22 KOs should make for an interesting evening.



August 23rd, 2014



Boxing News

Brook gets hero’s reception on homecoming

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Newly crowned IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook received a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Sheffield yesterday – and told his adoring fans he cannot wait to put on a show at the Motorpoint Arena in his first defence. Brook took the title from Shawn Porter in California last weekend with a stunning points win on enemy turf, and the unbeaten star is set to defend the belt for the first time in his hometown, with December 6 the likely date.

The 28 year old met the Mayor at the Town Hall before greeting a packed crowd of supporters at The Winter Gardens, and he told them that their support was crucial in driving him to victory in the States.

“It’s been a long road to get to where I am now and my feet haven’t touched the ground yet,” said Brook. “The fans have been amazing all the way throughout my career and it was great to be able to thank them all yesterday. It’s beginning to sink in, all the people that came out to support me yesterday has really brought it home. (more…)



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Hardwork Promotions card on Saturday, August 23 at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD:

Demond Nicholson 162.5 vs. Taneal Goyco 163
Travis Reeves 191 vs. Brian Donahue 192
Edwin Reyes 139 vs. Benjamin Olinga 139.5
Mario Flores 203 vs. Devin Mosley 201
Alando Pugh 222 vs. Lonnie Kornegay 270.5



August 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Macao Main: Bisping’s Back – The Count Halts Le in Four

It took five rounds with Tim Kennedy and half a round with Cung Le, but after multiple eye surgeries and questions about his membership among the elite at 185 pounds, middleweight contender Michael Bisping got his groove back Saturday, and once he did, he was unstoppable, as he won for the first time since April of 2013, scoring a fourth round TKO over Le at CotaiArena in Macao, China . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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AUGUST SUPER SATURDAY continues with UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Macao Prelims: Mina, Anzai Thrill Fans in Macao

Welterweight newcomers Alberto Mina and Shinsho Anzai went to war for four minutes and 17 seconds at the CotaiArena in Macao, China Saturday, with Hong Kong-based Brazilian Mina outlasting Anzai and scoring a thrilling first-round stoppage win in UFC Fight Night prelim action . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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AUGUST SUPER SATURDAY continues with UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2014

UFC

Bantamweight shuffle at Foxwoods

Injuries have forced bantamweights Ian Entwistle and Rob Font out of their UFC Fight Night bouts on September 5 in Ledyard, Connecticut. With their opponents, Dustin Kimura and Chris Beal, respectively, left without dance partners for the Foxwoods event, both have verbally agreed to face each other on the card . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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AUGUST SUPER SATURDAY: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS THIS MORNING at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more The action continues with UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hallback, Corley win WBF belts in Tampa

On Friday night, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, two new WBF titleholders were crowned in the two main bouts on Thunder At The Forum Round 2, presented by Panda 5 Star Promotions.

In the main event, 42-year-old Chevelle “Fist Of Steel” Hallback (30-8-2, 13 KOs) proved that she still has it, winning the vacant WBF Womens Welterweight title in an action-packed and exciting bout against former foe Victoria Cisneros (11-16-2, 4 KOs). Hallback defeated Cisneros by split decision in 2010, but this time she would not leave it to the judges. The end came in round eight when Hallback connected with several overhand rights to hurt Cisneros, who was no longer able to defend herself and was consequently stopped on her feet before another power-punch could do more serious damage. Official time of stoppage was 1:49.

In the second World Boxing Federation title fight on the card, former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (44-22-1, 25 KOs) stopped last minute substitute Dedrick Bell (12-2001, 7 KOs) in the second round to win the vacant North America light welterweight crown. Corley was originally scheduled to fight David Rodela, but when Rodela pulled out only a few days before the fight, Bell stepped in on one days notice.

More to come…



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images

Photo: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images


Donovan George 167 vs. Dyah Davis 167.2
(IBO super middleweight world title)

Frankie Scalise 133 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 127
Mike Jimenez 176 vs. Maxell Taylor 184
Fidel Navarette 126.2 vs. Sergio Montes de Oca 125
Genaro Mendez 143.5 vs. Alfred Hall 140.5
Will Coix 144.5 vs. Quintez Bozell 153
Mike Reid 173.5 vs. Norman McGInn 167.5

B96 Boxing at the Ballpark
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Round 3 Productions
U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox
Doors 6pm CT



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri hits Macau

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (R) and his trainer Tim Lane (L) arrive in Macau, China for the start of their worldwide media tour with superstar Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao and Algieri , along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., will embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

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 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Trout knocked down twice, but gets the win over Dawson

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Former junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (27-2, 14KO) met the canvas twice in the third round but still impressed the judges against the hard hitting Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26KO) of Australia earning a decisive unanimous decision with scores of 97-90 three times. Trout of Las Cruces, NM, controlled most of the action with a steady jab and an ever present straight left from his southpaw stance but Dawson was able to counter him twice in the third with hard right hands. Despite the knockdowns Trout got back in it and looked to finish the fading Dawson sending him to the canvas in the eight with a flush straight left. For the last two rounds Trout looked for the knockout but the experienced Dawson was able to survive.

Colombian Erick Bone (15-1, 8KO) earned a unanimous decision over Mahonri Montes (28-4-1, 20KO) of Los Mochis, Mexico, in the junior welterweight division over ten rounds . Bone was quicker and more precise as he landed multi-punch combination on the always charging Montes. The Mexican fighter was the taller fighter but never was able to put that into play as Bone succeeded in getting on the inside and attacked the body as well as the head. Judge Tony Crebs scored it a lopsided 100-90 while Max DeLuca and Fernando Villareal saw it an identical 97-93. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Avila, Washington remain unbeaten

Junior featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila (16-0, 7 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round KO over Sergio “Finito” Frias (15-4-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. Avila dropped Frias twice in round one but Frias battled on gamely until he was dropped by a barrage of punches punctuated by a body shot in round eight. Time was 2:27.

Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo” Washington (14-0, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera (19-9, 13 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 77-75. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Rochester, NY

Photo: Bob Newman

Photo: Bob Newman


By Boxing Bob Newman

Milos Pantelic 188.4 vs. Leo Pla 192
Michelle Cook 122 vs. Ivana Coleman 121.8
Brandon Williams 129.4 vs. Shiwone Gortman 135.8
Lavisas Williams 131 vs. Chris Lopez 131.2
Josh Crespo 125.8 vs. Sammy Rodriguez 124.8
Erik Plumeri 171.8 vs. Jimmy Bland 172.2
Jose Santiago 198.4 vs. Emilio Salas 198.4

Throwdown At The Armory II
Promoter: Pretty Girl Productions (Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons)
Venue: Main Street Armory
Doors Open: 6 p.m. First Bell: 7 p.m.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

More on Hopkins-Kovalev

Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that the fall’s most anticipated boxing event bout will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, go on sale on Friday, Sept. 5 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Photo: Bryanna Carzo

Photo: Bryanna Carzo

Mike Jones 147 vs. Jaime Herrera 147.5
Jamaal Davis 158.3 vs. Thomas LaManna 158.5
Gilbert Alex Sanchez 154 vs. Ismael Garcia 155.5
Grashino Yancy 133 vs. Carlos Rosario 131
Anthony Caramanno 122 vs. Marquise Pierce 124
Omar Curry 135.5 vs. Marvin Johnson 139
Randy Easton 222.5 vs. Joe Cusumano 225
Nick Valliere 154.5 vs. Greg Thomas 155

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz & Top Rank in association with Bally’s Casino
First Bout: 7:30pm Saturday, August 23, 2014



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Panamá City

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Luis Concepción 117.5 vs Duvan Hernández 111.50
(WBC super flyweight silver title)

Leroy Estrada 103.25 vs Carlos Ortega 104.50
(WBC minimumweight silver title)

Jorge Sánchez 123.25 vs Hernán Cortez 121.25
John Rentería 141.75 vs César Rivas 141.75
Luis Ríos 111.25 vs Carlos Melo 112.75
Jaime Arboleda 130 vs José Bernal 124.50

Venue: Arena Roberto Durán
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx



August 22nd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Tulsa at the Scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rafael Dos Anjos and the welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Jordan Mein, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the opening prelim bout can be seen exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Rafael Dos Anjos (155) VS Benson Henderson (155.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Jordan Mein (170.25) VS Mike Pyle (170.75)
Thales Leites (185.25) VS Francis Carmont (185.75)
Clay Collard (149.75) VS Max Holloway (149)
Valmir Lazaro (155) VS James Vick (154.75)
Tom Niinimaki (145.25) VS Chas Skelly (145.5)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Alex Garcia (170) VS Neil Magny (170.75)
Tony Martin (155.5) VS Beneil Dariush (155.5)
Matt Hobar (135) VS Aaron Phillips (135.25)
Chris Heatherly (170) VS Ben Saunders (170)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIM
Wilson Reis (124.75) VS Joby Sanchez (125)

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more

On the same night: UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1on Saturday, August 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovelev lands in Atlantic City

It was confirmed today that the November 8 WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight unification fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The area will initially be scaled for 10,000 fans. HBO will televise.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez

Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108
(WBC light flyweight silver title)

Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel Ferreras 122
(WBC Youth súper bantamweight title)

Venue: Convention Center Surman Villa de Las Flores, Coacalco, México State
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147
Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126
Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140
Eduardo Galindo 130.5 Lvs. vs. Sergio Nuñez 131
Elvis Torres 125.2 vs. Cristhian Ayala 126
Daniel Garibay 140.5 vs. Armando Robles 141
Leonardo Báez 122 vs. Pedro Palma 122.8
Eduardo Báez 126 vs. José Suárez 126.6

Venue: Campos Deportivos Tecate
TV: TV Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer

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August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Knockouts and upsets thrill sold out Fight Club OC crowd

If you like knockouts , upsets, and underdogs winning, the Fight Club OC show Thursday night in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center was your cup of tea. All Roy Englebrecht Promotions presented for the sold out crowd of 1,430 was seven pro bouts that were as wide of Midwest weather in April, and if you bet the favorite it was not a good night for you. It all started with the first bout of the night when pro debut fighter David Lopez from Pomona scored an electrifying 2nd round knockout of Anaheim’s 3-0 Tony Thompson. Follow that with a draw between 2-1 Tavorus and 3-0 Tevin Watts which saw money thrown into the ring and you knew fight fans were in for a great evening of ring action. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

DiBella inks Alantez Fox

DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of undefeated junior middleweight prospect Alantez Fox to an exclusive co-promotional agreement with New Legend Boxing. At 6’5″, Fox is a tall, slick boxer who literally stands head and shoulders above most of his 154lb. contemporaries. The 22-year-old Fox has already built his record to 12-0-1 (4 KOs) with exceptional physical tools that include a 79-inch reach. Hailing from Forestville, MD, Fox is trained by his father, Troy Fox, out of Lloyd Irvin MMA/Boxing Gym.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Moreno-Payano lands in Mesquite, Texas

Iron Mike Productions in association with Mario Davila Media and Big Card Promotions present “Big Texas Throwdown” on September 26 at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas. “Big Texas Throwdown” is headlined by a WBA bantamweight title clash between champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (35-2-1, 12 KOs) of San Miguelito, Panama and #1 ranked contender Juan Carlos Payano (15-0, 8 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Moreno will be defending his WBA “super” belt against Payano, who is a two-time Olympian.

Also featured on the card will be popular Dallas-Fort Worth area fighters including middleweight contender Charles “The Future” Hatley (23-1-1, 16 KOs) who will be featured in the co-main event, former world title challenger Robert Marroquin (23-3-1, 16 KOs), undefeated cruiserweight prospect Raphael Murphy (9-0, 7 KOs) and super featherweight prospect De Anthony Bonner (7-1, 2 KOs).

In a special attraction eight round bout, top Mexican featherweight prospect Moises “Chucky” Flores of Guadalajara will make his U.S. debut against an opponent to be announced.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez special guest tomorrow night in Ciudad Obregon

By Felipe Leon

A special night of boxing is set for tomorrow night in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, at the city’s Municipal Auditorium. The announced special guest for the night is four-time divisional champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez.

In a special attraction fight, local featherweight Ruben “Canalito” Tamayo (25-4-4, 17KO) takes on Victoriano “Piraña” Nuñez (10-22-4, 4KO) in a special ten-round bout. Tamayo is coming off an upset win over Efrain Esquivias last April who he defeated via an eight round majority decision in Ontario, California. Tamayo looks to build off the win as he looks for a title opportunity. Also featured on the card will be popular flyweight Javier “Guerrero” Lapizco (5-0, 1KO) as he looks to keep his unblemished record intact. Four more fights flesh out the card.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Fairfield, Calif.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Manuel Avila 122 vs. Sergio Frias 122 (main event)
Gerald Washington 246 vs. Nagy Aguilera 244
Guy Robb 127 vs. Ronell Green 127.5
Mauricio Zavaleta 155 vs. William Walters 154
Ryan Bourland 176 vs. Phillip Smith 175
Joel Siapano 152 vs. Jesus Sanchez 152
Andy Vences 130.5 vs. Cesar Martinez 131.5
Chris Bautista 137.5 vs. Percy Peterson 135
Manny Robles Jr. 125.5 vs. Sergio Najera 124

Date: Friday, Aug. 22
Venue: Fairfield Allan Witt Sports Center
TV: Fox Sports 1
Promoters: Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents, Golden Boy Promotions



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC President Sulaiman receives Panama Key

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By Gabriel F.Cordero

In his visit to Panama, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman received the Panama Key in recognition of his support to local boxing. “My father’s first global visit as WBC President was in Panamá and he received the Panamá Key. To me is a great honour and emotion. We will trying to help Panamá boxing more,” said Sulaiman, who visited the Pedro “Rockero” Alcazar Gym and met with government and sports officials. On Saturday night there will be two WBC silver belts on the line at the Arena Roberto Duran.



August 22nd, 2014


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