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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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UFC

UFC 178 at the scales

UFC 178, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso and the lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Chris Cariaso (124.5)

Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Eddie Alvarez (155)
Dustin Poirier (145.5) vs. Conor McGregor (146)
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Cat Zingano (135)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
Jorge Masvidal (155) vs. James Krause (155)
Patrick Cote (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170)
John Howard (170) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Kevin Lee (155.5) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
Manvel Gamburyan (135.5) vs. Cody Gibson (135.5)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 26th, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Omar Chávez 154 lbs, Ramón Álvarez 154 lbs
Daniel Sandoval 160 lbs, Francisco Villanueva 157.7 lbs
Juan A. Rosas 122 lbs, José Fuentes 121 lbs
José Macias 147 lbs vs Isidro Toala 146 lbs

Venue: Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca y Unimas

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September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Weights and photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Javier Prieto 135* vs. Ivan Cano 134.2
(WBC Silver Lightweight title)

Zulina Muñoz 116.4 vs. Karina Hernandez 116.4
Marvin Quintero 137 vs. Carlos Mario Sanchez 136
Yesenia Gomez 108.6 vs. Anely Hernandez 107.4
Julian Ramirez 125 vs. Ricardo Hernandez 126.4
Yareli Larios 125.2 vs. Gloria Romero 124
Hector Zepeda 139.4 vs. Andres Vasconcelos 136.8
Prieto stripped down and still weighed in at 135.4, then returned 30 minutes later on the mark

Promoter: Cancun Boxing (Pepe Gomez), Golden Boy (Oscar de la Hoya), Canelo Promotions (Eddy Reynoso), Boxing Time Promotions (Guillermo Rocha)
Venue: The Theater at Princess Hotel, Playa del Carmen
T.V.: Fox Deportes
Doors open: 7 p.m., first bell 8 p.m., T.V. 10 p.m.



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. wins by first round KO

Future Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (59-8, 42 KOs) scored a first round KO, over Hany Atiyo (14-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia. Jones successfully defended his WBU world cruiserweight title (German version). Jones came out relaxed and confident, business as usual. Just as Atiyo was covering up, Jones threw a heavy punch to his solar plexus, Atiyo went down in excruciating pain, while on the canvas he couldn’t make the count. Time 1:16.



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Smith: If I execute my game plan I will be world champion

Paul Smith believes he has the tools to take the WBO World Super Middleweight title from Arthur Abraham when the pair clash for the crown in Kiel, Germany tomorrow night. The Liverpool star tipped the scales at 167.5 lbs ahead of his first World title shot with Abraham weighing 168, and Smith wants to add his names to the British and all-time greats that have landed the WBO crown.

“I am fighting for the same belt that Joe Calzaghe and Steve Collins had, Chris Eubank had it and Eubank vs. Benn was for this title, Sugar Ray Leonard fought for this belt,” said Smith. “Now I am going to fight for it in a fight that I can win and I know that if I get this game plan right that I am going to win. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Courtesy of Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Sacramento is introducing a new promoter, Marcus Caballero, a local boxing gym operator, who will debut with his first card, a pro-amateur mix, on Saturday night (Sept. 27) in the east suburban community of Rancho Cordova. The venue is the Metro City Soccer indoor complex, which can seat 1,200 for boxing, Caballero said.

The show is made up of primarily local and Northern California prospects. On the pro side, featherweight John Abella (5-0-1) will face Jesus Sandoval (3-3-3) in the six-round main. Featured on the undercard are light heavyweights Rya Boulard (4-0) and Eric Smith (debut) and junior-lightweights Alberto Torres (4-0-2) and Nevadan Eric Goodall (1-3).



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Andrey Ryabinskiy: I want to show the world talented Russian fighters

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: MIC

Russian billionaire Andrey Ryabinskiy, who arrived on the world boxing scene with a spectacular $23 million purse bid to bring the Klitschko–Povetkin heavyweight championship bout to Moscow, talks to Fightnews.com about his double cruiserweight WBA and WBC championship event on Saturday, his approach to promoting fights and just one fight he would like to make. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

“Clash of the Cruiserweights” Weigh-in Results

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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Knockout Sferis Promotions

Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk 199 vs. Grigory Drozd 198.2
(World Boxing Council cruiserweight title)

Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Pawel Kolodziej 199.9
(World Boxing Assosiation cruiserweight title)

Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia
Promoter: World of Boxing
TV: PPV



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Big Mouth Liebenberg takes aim at Alvarez

By his own admission, unbeaten light-heavyweight Ryno “The Lion” Liebenberg has a big mouth. The WBC #4, IBF #8 and WBO #15 says that the difference between him and many other fighters is that he backs up his boasts with his boxing. “I’ll fight King Kong, Mike Tyson, whoever. You can say I have a big mouth, but I always deliver. Even my wife agrees I have a big mouth,” says the cocky South African (16-0, 11 KOs). (more…)



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez-Alvarez brothers collide Saturday

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Fans have talked about a showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for years. On Saturday we get the next best thing as their brothers, Omar “Businessman” Chavez (32-2-1, 22 KOs) and Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (19-4-2, 12 KOs) will face off at Arena Jorge Cuesy Serrano and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The brothers faced off at Thursday’s press conference. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC 178 Main Card Fantasy Preview

When UFC 178 lands in Las Vegas this week, the lineup will feature one of the best cards from top to bottom for all of 2014. The flyweight title is up for grabs in the main event as Demetrious Johnson looks for the fifth successful defense of his 125-pound title as he takes on top 10 fighter Chris Cariaso — but that’s just the tip of the iceberg . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Two more “Mexican Style” bouts

Two additional bouts have been confirmed to the acclaimed “Mexican Style” world championship professional boxing event set for Saturday, October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California which will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 12:45 a.m. ET/PT (on tape delay).

In a 10-round light heavyweight battle, former world title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez will face off against fast rising contender Azea Augustama of Miami, Florida.

Opening the HBO Latino Boxing telecast will be an evenly matched 10-round middleweight clash between hard-hitting contenders Marcos “Dorado” Reyes of Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas native Abraham “Abie” Han.

On the same night, HBO will televise Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, defends his WBA/IBO middleweight world titles against WBC interim champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio and a featherweight championship showdown between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters.



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Female convention Awards banquet

Report/photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC Female convention awards banquet was held tonight at the host Princess Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Two hundred plus guests and dignitaries filled the dining hall for music, cultural entertainment, fine dining and recognition doled out to various members of the WBC establishment.

World Boxing Cares ambassadors Mariana Juarez, Sharon Anyos, Christiana Manzur, Stephen Blea and Raylene Carbone were recognized for their continuing work with visits to orphanages, sick children, gyms and under privileged youth. Juarez gave a tearful speech about how she is moved to continue the work that Jose Sulaiman started. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why the public might no longer support a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown. More

Anthony Dirrell honored in Flint, Michigan. More

Tyson Fury breaks his silence – for the kids. More

Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew showdown set for Nov. 22. More



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Wade-Leatherwood added to Oct 4 Showtime card

Undefeated middleweight Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (16-0, 11 KOs) of Largo, Md. will put his perfect record on the line against KeAndre Leatherwood (14-2-1, 10 KOs), of Birmingham, Ala. in the fourth televised bout on an October 4 Showtime quadrupleheader at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.

The other three previously announced bouts include IBF jr lightweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0-0, 12 KOs) defending against former world title challenger and IBF No. 3-ranked challenger Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (52-5-3, 8, KOs). In other fights, Willie “The Great” Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) will be opposed by Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KOs) in a collision of once-beaten junior middleweights, and former light heavyweight world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KOs) fights for the first time in his home state in five years when he goes up against Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs).



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Female Convention opening ceremony

Report/photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing history was made today with the official opening of the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. With a gathering of a who’s who in the female boxing world, this opening ceremony had all the pomp and circumstance one would expect from a WBC event- the largest gathering of female boxing champions past and present, Mexican government officials, drum and bugle corps, several slick video presentations and boxing personalities from outside the ring such as Don King and Oscar de la Hoya.

Opening up the festivities were WBC Female Boxing president Ed Pearson and vice president Jill Diamond, both echoing the dream of equality for females in boxing, brought to fruition by the efforts of the late WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Moreno, Payano make weight

Photos: Robert Hughes

Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno 117.6 vs. Juan Carlos Payano 117.6
(WBA bantamweight title)

Charles Hatley 155.4 vs. R Gutierrez 154.8
Robert Marroquin 131.6 vs. Miguel Soto 132.4
Moises Flores 126.6 vs. Pablo Batres 133.8
Raphael Murphy 197.8 vs. Gary Tapuosa 197.4
De Anthony Bonner 130 vs. Evan James Woolsey 131.8
John Wesley Nofire 244 vs. Earl Ladson 273
Alberto Fundora 167 vs. Andrew Sosa 164.6

Venue: Mesquite Arena, Mesquite, Texas
Promoter: Iron Mike

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September 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC International Fight Week Returns to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015

The UFC® announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes diverse events around town providing something for everyone. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Krasnodar, Russia

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Roy Jones Jr 194 vs. Hany Atiyo 193
(WBU cruiserweight title/German version)

Venue: Basket Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
Promoter: Pushka Promotion



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson Defends WIBA Title Saturday in Virginia

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Women’s boxing will headline the Ponytail Promotions card on Saturday, September 27 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.

Undefeated WIBA Welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA will make the fourth defense of her title when she faces Arlene Blencowe of Taree, New South Wales, Australia. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz training in Turkey for Sturm clash

Six weeks before his highly anticipated duel against former middleweight champion Felix Sturm, former super middleweight champ Robert Stieglitz has gone to Antalya, Turkey along with trainer Dirk Dzemski and workout partner Dominic Boesel for a rigorous training program with running, swimming and power drills.

“We have come here for a preparatory phase with swimming, running and power drills under ideal conditions. Robert has always trained ‘like an animal’ in Magdeburg, the first to come and the last to leave our gym…the plan here with our light heavyweight Dominic Boesel is to go full out. The two work, drive each other and have lots of fun. Motivation is high. A holiday is different!”



September 25th, 2014

UFC

The Faith of Yoel Romero

Middleweight contender Yoel Romero may fight like he’s double-parked, but despite being 37 years old, he’s not in a hurry to get to where he’s going – the 185-pound title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev premiers Oct 18

In anticipation of the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” a one episode, 30-minute “reality show” examining the upcoming mega-showdown set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena in Atlantic City, NJ. HBO will televise it directly after their flagship World Championship Boxing series returns to active boxing programming following an unprecedented two-and-a-half month midyear hiatus. Hopkins, 49, will enter the ring just two months shy of his 50th birthday as the oldest champion in history. Interestingly, the 30-minute special will be narrated by rival network Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” a.k.a. Liev Schreiber.



September 25th, 2014

UFC

Eye vs. Smith heads to Mexico City

All-action bantamweights Jessica “Evil” Eye and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith will look to steal the show in Mexico City on November 15, as they meet in a verbally agreed to UFC 180 matchup . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones returns tomorrow in Russia

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Future Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (58-8, 41 KOs) conducts an open training session in Krasnodar, Russia, where he’ll defend his WBU (German version) cruiserweight title tomorrow night against Hany Atiyo (14-2, 10 KOs).



September 25th, 2014


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