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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

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Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

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Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC atomweight champ Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7 KOs) and WBA light-minimumweight titlist Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4 KOs), ...

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Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF lightweight champ, WBC#13 Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6 KOs), 134.75, successfully retained his regional belt when ...

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Kovalev “krushes” Mohammedi

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Unbeaten WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) destroyed IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. 150:1 favorite Kovalev dropped Mohammedi with a series of right hands in round two and finished him with right/left combination in round three. Time was 2:38.

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July 25th, 2015


Boxing News

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated Omar Soto (23-12-2, 7KO), dropping him three times in the first round, the final time with a left hook. Time of the stoppage was 2:02 in round one and with the victory, Viloria wins the WBC fECARBbOX Flyweight title and puts himself back in title contention for a possible fifth world title. This was a rematch of their hotly contested 2010 matchup that Viloria won by split decision. It took Viloria just two minutes to erase the five years of any doubt of their previous fight.

In an eight round featherweight slugfest, Newly signed Top Rank featherweight Guy Robb (16-1, 7KO) survived the early bull rush of tough, but limited, Edwin Solis (6-4-3, 4KO) to hammer out a unanimous decision victory. All three judges were in consensus with a 79-73 score in favor of Robb. Solis endured a lot of late punishment but showed a lot of heart in defeat. There were no knockdowns in the bout.

In opening bout action from the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA, Brazilian lightweight, William Silva (22-0, 13KO) impressively knocked out Hungarian fighter, Adam Mate (15-5, 8KO) at 2:18 of the fifth round with a perfectly placed right cross to the liver. It was the first fight in the USA for both fighters and the debut fight for Silva under the Top Rank banner. Silva is huge for a lightweight and could make some waves in the division. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago Main: Dillashaw Blasts Barao in Four

It was no fluke. TJ Dillashaw’s rematch performance against the man he beat for the UFC bantamweight title, Renan Barao, was even better than the first one, as he stopped the Brazilian in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event Saturday at Chicago’s United Center . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Tate turns back Eye
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) won a controversial ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten former Cuban national team member Yuniesky Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. It was a brutal fight with many wild exchanges. Gonzalez took the fight to Pascal, pushing him back and seemingly outworking him in most rounds. Scores were 96-94 on all cards for Pascal. Judges were Richard Ocasio, Eric Cheek and John McKaie.

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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov-Flores Early Results

By Edgar DeGrass
Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC

The Pearl located in the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:

In an all-Michigan clash of undefeated cruiserweights, Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jordan Shimmell (19-1, 16 KOs). Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-93.

Hard-hitting featherweight Claudio Marrero (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over former world champion Rico Ramos (24-5, 12 KOs). A left hook finished Ramos. Time was :20.

The knockout streak of cruiserweight Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (11-0, 10 KOs) ended with an eight round unanimous decision against Roberto Santos (12-2, 5 KOs). The larger Tabiti landed a lot of big shots, but the rugged Santos fought hard to the end. Scores were 80-72 across the board.

2012 U.S. Olympian heavyweight Michael Hunter (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of Michael Bissett (9-8, 7 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder. Hunter bum-rushed Bissett and got him out of there in 71 seconds.

Super lightweight Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (8-0, 1 KO) outpointed Kevin Womack Jr. (7-6, 5 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight contest.

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July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago Prelims: Filthy Tom Gets Furious Finish in Chicago

After a rough first round, comebacking “Filthy” Tom Lawlor erased everything in the second on Saturday at United Center in Chicago, knocking out Gian Villante in UFC Fight Night action in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi Early Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:

Undefeated Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO against Hakim Zoulikha (21-8-1, 10 KOs) in a clash for the vacant USBA light heavyweight title. Trading on the inside in round two, a slight left hook by Barrera connected as Zoulikha appeared to trip but referee Russell Mora ruled it a knockdown. In round eight, a right hand followed by a left hook from Barrera sent Zoulikha to the canvas. He got up but Barrera continued his attack and referee Russell Mora stopped the fight at 1:34.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (19-0, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Alejandro Rodriguez (24-18-1, 14 KOs). Rodriguez was down twice in round two. A left hook followed by a right hand by Diaz dropped him, then a left hook sent Rodriguez to the canvas a second time. A flush right hand by Diaz in round four flored Rodriguez a third time forcing referee Kenny Bayless to the stop the fight at :39.

Heavyweight Rodney Hernandez (8-2-1, 1 KO) won a six round split decision over Brice Ritani-Coe (4-4-1, 3 KOs) in a good action fight with lots of exchanges. In the end, judges scored the bout 59-55, 58-56 for Hernandez and 58-56 for Ritani-Coe.

Heavyweight Cassius Chaney (3-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Edward Ramirez (1-3), scoring a first round knockout in a scheduled four rounder. A huge left hook by Chaney sent Ramirez to the canvas and out cold as referee Russell Mora waved off the fight at 1:55.

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July 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago FaceBook Prelims: Krause Back on Track With Sub Win

In need of a victory after losing three of his last four, lightweight veteran James Krause came up big in UFC Fight Night action at United Center in Chicago Saturday afternoon, submitting Daron Cruickshank in 87 seconds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux on HBO PPV

Confirmed: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) will meet in a unification showdown between explosive punchers on October 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout will be seen on HBO PPV.



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Hughie Fury still unbeaten

20-year-old heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury moved to 16-0 with 8 KOs after a lopsided ten round points win over 41-year-old veteran George Arias (56-13, 42 KOs) on Saturday night at the Derby Arena in Derby, England. The referee scored it 100-90. Hughie is the cousin of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, who was watching at ringside.

19-year-old heavyweight Young Fury (5-1, 3 KOs) scored a quick first round TKO over Ostaps Basins (1-2, 1 KO). Young Fury is the younger brother of Tyson Fury.

In the main event, British domestic middleweight champion Nick “Bang Bang” Blackwell (18-3-1, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Damon Jones (13-1, 3 KOs) to retain the belt.

Super lightweight Kristian Laight recorded his 202nd career loss in moving his record to an amazing 9-202-7, 0 KOs. His latest conqueror is Nathan Kirk (5-1, 1 KO). Laight will be looking to break a 30-fight losing streak on August 1.



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Polischuk Captures Split Decision in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

The debut of professional boxing at Baltimore, MD’s Horseshoe Casino on July 24th contained competitive contests as well as solid knockout performances. The card was the maiden voyage for District Sports Promotions.

Welterweight “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Yurii Polischuk of Alexandria, VA captured a six-round split decision over Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ in the main event. Neither man could establish complete control during the contest as both boxers were inaccurate and missed numerous opportunities. Polischuk, according to the judges, landed enough shots to win the contest on two of the judge’s scorecards. Judges Brent Bovell and John Gradowski scored the bout 58-56 for Polischuk while Dave Braslow saw the bout 58-56 for Prescott. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev ready for Mohammedi, rips Stevenson

Knockout king Sergey Kovalev has labelled Adonis Stevenson as “not a real champion” and dreams of capturing his WBC belt. The unified WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight world champion has conquered all before him, including wins over the legendary Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal, but a showdown with 175-pound rival and current WBC champion Stevenson has eluded him.

“I don’t want to speak about him [Stevenson] at all because he’s not a real champion. He got lucky once against Chad Dawson when Dawson dropped his title against Andre Ward. Andre Ward destroyed him and he didn’t recover for the fight against Stevenson. He got lucky and right now is still ‘champion.’ It’s smart for the business but it’s not good for boxing,” said Kovalev. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

UFC

Barao’s Quest to Bring the Belt Back to Natal

To win a world championship in mixed martial arts like Renan Barao has, to go unbeaten in 35 fights for nine years, it takes more than talent, more than an ability to focus on fight night. For the man challenging TJ Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title on Saturday in Chicago, perhaps the most important part of his success is being able to be a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts, to separate his work life and his personal life . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Mulovhedzi upsets Funeka to win IBO welterweight belt

Tsiko Mulovhedzi stopped Ali Funeka in the fifth round to win the IBO welterweight title at the Convention Centre in East London on Friday night. On the same card, Lwandile Sityatha retained his IBO super-flyweight belt by beating Gideon Buthelezi on a split decision.

Mulovhedzi upset the form book by knocking down the experienced Funeka several times after a promising first round in which both fighters came out throwing punches. In the second round Mulovhedzi began to box from behind his jab to outscore Funeka, who was making his first defence of the belt. (more…)



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Koasicha stops Avila in seven

WBC #10, WBO #15 featherweight contender Romulo Koasicha (25-4-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Guillermo “Borrego” Avila (15-4, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. In round five Koasicha drove Avila into a corner and dropped him with a body shot. Another body shot put Avila down in round seven. The bout was halted by the referee after Koasicha’s follow-up barrage just as the bell rang. With the win, Koasicha claimed the vacant Mexican domestic featherweight title.

In the co-feature, bantamweight Roberto “Escorpion” Pucheta (9-5, 5 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Martin “Pini” Casilla (15-6, 9 KOs). Scores were 78-74 on all cards.



July 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Martz wallops Williams in West Virginia

Former NABF junior heavyweight champ Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (14-2-1, 11 KOs) destroyed former IBF world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29-27-1, 16 KOs) by first round TKO Friday night at the Wheeling Isle Racetrack & Casino in Wheeling, West Virginia. The 6’7, 253 pounds Martz used his superior size and skill to overwhelm his smaller opponent, stopping Williams at 1:49 of the opening stanza in the scheduled eight rounder.

On the undercard, local middleweight Todd Manning (7-5-2, 3 KOs) outworked journeyman Shane Gierke (5-37-2, 4 KOs) and cruised to a four round unanimous decision. Scores were all 40-36. In addition, heavyweight Fred Latham (6-1-1, 3 KOs) edged trialhorse Brandon Spencer (3-11-1, 3 KOs) over four rounds. Scores were 39-37 on all cards. Lastly, in a battle of debut super middleweights, Eric Bledsoe (1-0) annihilated Jonathan Cooper (0-1) at 49 seconds of the 1st round. The eight-bout Pro-Am card was promoted by John Canterbury’s World Rank Boxing.



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Hollywood, California

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Brian Viloria 112.8 vs. Omar Soto 114.4
Guy Robb 126.2 vs. Edwin Solis 126
William Silva 136.2 vs. Adam Mate 135.4

Abner Lopez 146.8 vs. Daniel Calzada 147
Arnold Barboza 145.6 vs. Lionel Jimenez 149.2
Ryan Bourland 174.4 vs. Israel Duffus 175
Thomas Noel 156.8 vs. Brian Flores 155.4

Venue: Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev, Mohammadi make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Sergey Kovalev 174.5 vs. Nadjib Mohammedi 173
(WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight title)

Jean Pascal 178 vs. Yunieski Gonzalez 177
Sullivan Barrera 174.5 vs. Hakim Zoulikha 175
Cassius Chaney 238.5 vs. Edward Ramirez 233
Rodney Hernandez 239 vs. Brice Ritani-Coe 252.5
Joel Diaz 140.5 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 140.5

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Main Events
TV: HBO

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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov makes weight, Flores heavy but comes back at 199.6 after losing a pound

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Beibut Shumenov 199.4 vs. B.J. Flores 200.8
(WBA “interim” cruiserweight title)
Flores had to lose .8 pound. He came back later and weighed 199.6. We have a title fight.

Jordan Shimmell 198.8 vs. Isiah Thomas 198.4

Rico Ramos 126.2 vs. Claudio Marrero 127.8
Andrew Tabiti 196.4 vs. Roberto Santos 204.4
Michael Hunter 200.2 vs. Michael Bissett 193.4
Ladarius Miller 140.8 vs. Kevin Womack Jr. 140.8

Venue: Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: NBCSN

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July 24th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight championship bout between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao and the women’s bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye, airs live on FOX from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and four early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 4:15pm ET / 1:15pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Renan Barao (135) VS TJ Dillashaw (135)

FOX MAIN CARD
Jessica Eye (136) VS Miesha Tate (135.5)
Paul Felder (155.5) VS Edson Barboza (155)
Takanori Gomi (155.5) VS Joe Lauzon (155.5)

FOX PRELIMS
Tom Lawlor (203) VS Gian Villante (205)
Danny Castillo (155.5) VS Jim Miller (155)
Ben Saunders (170.5) VS Kenny Robertson (170)
Bryan Caraway (135.5) VS Eddie Wineland (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
James Krause (155.5) VS Daron Cruickshank (155)
Andrew Holbrook (155.5) VS Ramsey Nijem (156)
Elizabeth Phillips (135) VS Jessamyn Duke (135.5)
Dominique Steele (170.5) VS Zak Cummings (170.5)

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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Juan Carlos Sanchez 122 vs. Cesar Juarez 122
Moises Fuentes 110 vs. Oswaldo Novoa 109.5
Jose Manuel Sanchez 112.14 vs. Jose Higuera 114
Eduardo Ramirez 126.5 vs. Jesus Quintero 126.12
Julio Barraza 130 vs. Carlos Jacobo 130

Venue: Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinalos, México
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: beIN Sports en espanol

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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Chisora KOs Lobjanidze in 29 seconds; Saunders stops Bloyer; Buglioni halts Castaneda

Former heavyweight title challenger Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (21-5, 14 KOs) needed just 29 seconds to KO Beqa Lobjanidze (13-4, 11 KOs) on Friday night at Wembley Arena in London. A right hand did the damage. After the fight, Chisora targeted “the guy that knocked out David Price.” It was Chisora’s first fight since losing being stopped by Tyson Fury last November.

WBO #1 middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (22-0, 12 KOs) outclassed and stopped journeyman Yoann Bloyer (17-28-2, 3 KOs). Saunders dropped Bloyer twice in round three, and the bout was stopped after Saunders dropped him again in round four. Time was :53. Saunders will next challenge WBO champion Andy Lee on September 19 at the historic Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland. Lee was at ringside.

Super middleweight Frank Buglioni (17-1-1, 13 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over late sub Fernando “El Huracan” Castaneda (23-10, 14 KOs). A body shot finished the out-of-shape Castaneda, who weighed in seven pounds heavy. Time was 2:56. Buglioni was originally slated to challenge WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov, but that bout was postponed when the champ broke his nose in sparring. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

True Match Boxing invades Los Mochis

Tijuana-based True Match Boxing led by Eric Ibarra and Daniel Esquer will be traveling south to Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, on Wednesday, August 5th, with two of their strongest signings in strawweight Abraham “Choko” Rodriguez and the current WBC FECOMBOX female flyweight champion Tania Enriquez. Both hail from Tijuana. In the main event of the Los Mochis fight card presented by Promociones del Pacifico at the Wipa Bar will be WBC Latino super flyweight champion Oswaldo “Magnifico” Castro (20-6-3, 11KO) who faces Mario Lara (7-11-3, 2KO) in an eight rounder. The match-up is a rematch of their 2013 fight which ended in a draw. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

The last guy who beat Floyd returns on Sunday

Serafim Todorov: I need 5 months to be ready for Mayweather

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today

Serafim “Sarafa” Todorov (5-1, 1 KO), the last man who beat Floyd Mayweather, will make his return to the ring on Sunday. The 46-year-old veteran will fight on a small fight card in Pernik, Bulgaria. He will face the Bulgarian journeyman Aleksandar Chukaleiski (1-5) in a four round bout. This will be the first fight for Todorov since 2003. His pro career wasn’t impressive and the main reason was that he wasn’t able to find a proper manager or promoters to build him up.

“I am starting to find my old form,” Todorov told Fightnews.com and Bulgaria Today. “I am becoming better with each training session. The speed is here, the boxing vision is here, the only problem is my conditioning. When I went to physical examinations, the guys there were impressed by the state of my body and the results of the tests. I am looking forward to enter once again into the ring and to feel how I will be standing there. There isn’t any pressure, because I had participated in so many international events.” (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Carl Frampton says he will stay at super-bantamweight, tells Scott Quigg to “bring it on”

By James Slater

Carl Frampton, the IBF super-bantamweight champion, against Scott Quigg, the WBA “regular” champ at 122-pounds is the fight all of Britain wants to see. Yet last weekend – when Frampton got off the floor to decision a tough and determined Alejandro Gonzalez Junior, and Quigg blew away seasoned campaigner Kiko Martinez – it seemed the two were as far apart as ever when it came to making the fight.

Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn went as far as to state how he believed Frampton would move up to featherweight, the Irishman using his struggle to make the super-bantam limit as an excuse to move up. But Frampton, today speaking with BBC Radio, said he will stay at 122-pounds and he also called out Quigg. Frampton, however, believes he is the bigger draw of the two fighters and as such should be in control when it comes to negotiating the fight. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi Scouting Report

On Saturday, WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will face his first IBF mandatory challenger, Nadjib “Iron Djib” Mohammedi (37-3-0, 23 KOs) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas live on HBO. Although Krusher has amazing one-punch knockout power, he has struggled at times in his career against fighters with awkward styles like Mohammedi. Are the oddsmakers who established Kovalev a 100:1 favorite making the right call? Or will the 30-year-old from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France shock the world? (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the District Sports Promotions card at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD:

Yuri Polischuk 146 vs. Anthony Prescott 148 1/2
Mike Balogun 236 1/2 vs. Lonnie Kornegay 244
Drayvontay Speed-Rawls 138 1/2 vs. Jorge Soto 140
Jacey Thompson 148 vs. Gledwin Ortiz 147
Edwin Reyes 133 vs. Albert Mendoza 134 1/2
Tahir Thomas 164 vs. Marcellus Yates 168
Zarifbek Nishanbaev 155 1/2 vs. Vance Nwakpuda 153



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Joseph Agbeko

Former champ to fight for vacant USBA title

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


By David Finger

For many boxing fans, the exciting performance of IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton last Saturday in El Paso Texas showed the world something that boxing fans in North Ireland already knew: Carl Frampton is all-action. But many of those same fans also recognized something else. he is a vulnerable champion as well. Coming up off the canvas twice in the opening round, the fight had all the makings of an upset until the North Irishman regained his bearings and took control in the second round. But a lot of boxing fans were left asking “what if it had been a bigger puncher who was in the ring with Frampton in El Paso?”

Hard punching former IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko, he thinks he knows the answer. The 35-year-old native of Accra, Ghana saw a talented fighter in Frampton, but he also saw opportunity. And he is determined to position himself for one more run at the world title and to test his theory out for himself. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol Promoter: Postol-Matthysse in Ukraine?

By Alex Potapov

Stepan Chernovetskiy, owner of Elite Boxing Promotion based in Kiev, Ukraine, has announced that his company which promotes #1 rated WBC super lightweight fighter Viktor Postol is ready to bring the fight against the hard-hitting Argentinian slugger Lucas Matthysse for the WBC super lightweight title to Ukraine. Chernovetskiy told us that a famous and widely known alcoholic brand has a big interest in being a sponsor of this clash. The bout was ordered by WBC after the previous champion Danny Garcia decided to move up in weight and left the title vacant.

Also, the Ukrainian promoter spoke on the future of another fighter under his umbrella – rising amateur heavyweight prospect Vladyslav Sirenko. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Former SA heavyweight champion returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana returns action when he meets Cape Town based Congolese, Mugabon Mudimba over eight rounds at the Hellenic Hall in Germiston on Friday night. Machimana, who will be 37 years old on September 29, beat Bull Muravah in 2009, and in his only fight in 2010 he was stopped in three rounds by Britain’s David Price.

In 2011 and 2012 he was inactive and in his last two fights which took place in 2013 he fought to a six round draw with Elvis Moyo and in a return match was beaten on points over ten rounds. In view of his inactivity and age, and only four fights in the past six years one must question the granting of licence by Boxing SA allowing him to box. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

UFC

Miesha Tate: Re-establishing Her Dominance

When asked what went through her head after eating that big right hand from Sara McMann in their January bout, former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate answered, “I have to diffuse the situation and I have to re-establish my dominance.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Japan Update: Tatsuyoshi’s son wins his second pro bout

tatsuyoshi
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A headliner of this week must be an 18-year-old sensation named Juiki Tatsuyoshi (2-0, 2 KOs), 117.25, the son of formerly two-time WBC bantamweight titlist Joichiro, who impressively decked his second pro bout by dispatching Naoki Okamura, 117.5, at 2:28 of the second round in a four-rounder on Monday in Osaka, Japan. Joichiro might not be remembered as a great champ in terms of ring achievements, having been defeated by Victor Rabanales, Daniel Zaragoza (twice) and Veeraphol Nakhonluang-Promotion (twice), but he must be one of the most popular ringmen in history—along with Fighting Harada in 1960’s.

People in Osaka paid great interests in Tatsuyoshi’s son since his successful pro debut last April. Juiki, without any amateur experience, looked well-educated by his Filipino trainer, ex-OPBF super-feather champ Tiger Ari, and vastly talented with his powerful left hook. Juiki, in this bout, attempted to fight under the bantam limit, but he will campaign as a 122-pounder in the future according to his manager/promoter Hiroshi Yoshii. (more…)



July 24th, 2015

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July 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev vs. Mohammedi Final Press Conference

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

The final press conference was held Thursday for the HBO-televised clash between WBO/WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) and mandatory challenger Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-feature will include a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) and Yuniesky Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs).

Sergey Kovalev: “Thank you to WBO. This was my first belt and mean a lot to me. Thank you for this ring. Thank you for everybody that came here today. Thank you Kathy Duva my promoter, Egis Klimas my manager and Nadjib Mohammedi. I want to show this Saturday who I am. I would like to still be champion as long time as possible. I did not get all my goals in my career yet. My amateur career I didn’t give me a lot of opportunities. I was hurt in amateur career and I had to try not to closed doors. Some of my dreams in the boxing and my goals not finished. For my dreams, my goals this Saturday is the next step in my career…I cannot say who is the best. I try to be better with every day, fight and build my career as I would like.”

Nadjib Mohammedi: “I am very excited and happy. Thank you Sergey Kovalev, Main Events and HBO. I have hard work in my training camp for this fight. I am very happy. I promise Saturday a good fight. I am ready. Thank you very much.”

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July 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov-Flores Press Conference Quotes

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Fighters competing in a pair of exciting cruiserweight matchups on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN event held a final press conference Thursday in advance of their July 25 bouts at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) taking on B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) in a 12-round showdown. A 10-round battle between undefeated fighters Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) and Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs) will also be featured on the telecast.

Beibut Shumenov: “I feel much better as a cruiserweight without stress on my body like I did when I had to make 175 pounds. Now, I just focus on getting better instead of making weight. Flores has been a cruiserweight for a long time. Fighting an opponent like him is a good opportunity for me. If I pass the test, I want to unify the titles.”

B.J. Flores: “I feel like this Saturday, I have the chance to erase all the wrongs from my career. Something that is very motivating for me is my one loss, when I traveled over to Australia to fight Danny Green. At 200-pounds I’ve never lost and I’m not going to lose on Saturday night.”

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July 23rd, 2015


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