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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

Photos: Mpsportimages.com Gamalier Rodriguez 125.4 vs. Orlando Cruz 126.8 (NABO featherweight title) Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs. Ivan Zavala 139.2 Matt Korobov 160 vs. Emill Gonzalez 160.6 Alberto ...

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today ...

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Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

By Miguel Maravilla and Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Stephanie Drews Photography w StephanieDrews.com Wednesday night's inaugural "Boxing at the Barker" show, promoted by ...

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ShoBox Weights

ShoBox Weights

Photos: Stephanie Trapp /SHOWTIME It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. ...

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Weights from Verona, NY

Weights from Verona, NY

By Bob Caico Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Brandon Adams 161 Raymond Gatica 158 Vitaliy Kopylenko 160 Willie Monroe, Jr 160 Donovan Dennis 226 Nate Heaven 233 Simeon ...

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Boxing News

Euro title on the line in Chisora-Fury grudge fight

It was announced yesterday that Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will clash in a final eliminator for the WBO heavyweight title on July 26th at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, England. The winner will get the number one spot for the right to fight WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko. The vacant British title will also be contested and and now Chisora’s European title has been added to the mix after Kubrat Pulev pulled out of a purse bid freeing the way for Chisora to put it on the line against Fury, who already was the next in line to fight Chisora for the EBU title.



March 18th, 2014



Boxing News

Sabillo-Rodriguez officials named

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, March 22, in the world defense of the mini-flyweight titlist Merlito Sabillo facing Francisco Rodriguez Jr., to be held at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico, in a Promociones Zanfer presentation.

For this fight, where Sabillo (23-0-1, 12 KOs), from Phillippines, is going to make the third defense of his WBO 105 pounds crown against the #9 ranked, Rodriguez Jr., from Mexico, the referee will be Eddie Claudio, from United States. The judges are Adalaide Byrd and Glen Feldman, both from United States, and Mexican Victor Salomon. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Luis Perez.



March 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Arthur Abraham opponent named: Nikola Sjekloca

Having regained his WBO Super Middleweight crown from Robert Stieglitz, “King” Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) will make his first title defense against Nikola Sjekloca (26-1, 8 KOs) on May 3rd at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany. “Finally, I have the WBO belt back around my waist and I don’t plan on giving it up anytime soon,” said Abraham, who following a short break is back in training . I gave so much blood, sweat and tears for my last fight – and it made me a world champion again. I will need to do the same to prepare for Sjekloca on May 3rd.” (more…)



March 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Benefit Supporting Injured Boxer Angel Osuna on April 2nd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are pleased to be hosting a benefit supporting injured Coachella boxer Angel Osuna on Wednesday, April 2nd.

This past December, the middleweight fighter was severely injured during his boxing match at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Osuna spent the past several months recovering from his brain injury, where he was not able to support his young family. This fundraiser will help provide funds to Osuna and his family during this unfortunate time and alleviate strain with medical costs. (more…)



March 18th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171 shakes up welterweight rankings

With a new champion being crowned and five fights being held in the weight class, there was no doubt that last Saturday’s UFC 171 card in Dallas was going to shake up top 15 of the welterweight division. And with the release Monday of the latest edition of the official UFC Fighter Rankings, that was certainly the case. So who’s up, who’s down and who’s out? Let’s find out . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire will be honored at the 14th Annual Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards on March 25 in the Philippines. More

Attorneys are working to free still-jailed contender Carlos Molina, who lost out on a PPV spot last weekend in Vegas. More

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik declined a plea deal Monday on charges of driving while impaired. More

Forty-two-year-old Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas is looking for one more big payday before retiring for good. More



March 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour: I am prepared to die before I lose in this ring

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Monday afternoon at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia, PA members of the media gathered for the kick-off press conference for the April 4th fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs) of Wilmington, DE. The fight will be for the USBA heavyweight title and be broadcast live on NBCSN Fight Night.

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour: “It is ironic for me to fight Steve Cunningham; I was flabbergasted when they told me. When I got home in 2010 Steve was the first person I saw. He was fighting a southpaw and needed a sparring partner. I was so happy that I performed well with a world champion after an eight and half year layoff and I was literally crying. This is just a great opportunity for me to take advantage of. I know what kind of heart he has and what he brings to the table. I won this title with the flu, dehydrated and sick. I really hurt myself winning this title and I am prepared to hurt myself again before I lose this title. Gaining this title in the condition I was in, I’m just not willing to let anyone take it from me. Win, lose or draw we get to bring boxing back to Philadelphia. I am in great shape; I haven’t been in this great of shape since before the August fight. (more…)



March 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Edner Cherry teams-up with trainer Dan Birmingham for April 4th bout in Philadelphia

Hard-hitting junior welterweight Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry has teamed-up with 2-time Trainer of the Year Dan Birmingham. Cherry has spent the last 10 weeks at Birmingham’s St. Pete gym. “I’m so happy to be working with Dan,” said Cherry after a recent workout. “I’ve learned a lot and have improved so much over the last few months.”

Another thing that is helping Cherry is his spirited sparring sessions with interim Welterweight Champion, Keith Thurman, another Birmingham protégé. “Man, Keith is great,” said during a recent interview, referring to Thurman. “He’s been helping me a lot, too. There’s a great atmosphere at Dan’s gym and it’s been the best training camp of my career.”

Cherry (31-6-2 (17 KOs) will be back in the ring on April 4th, in Philadelphia, when he takes on the durable Robert Osiobe. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing Result

J-Rock Williams destroys Freddy Hernandez

Photos: Emily Harney

Undefeated jr middleweight Julian “J-Rock” Williams (14-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular third round destruction of former contender Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (30-6, 20 KOs) on a Monday night St. Patrick’s Day card at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. Williams knocked down Hernandez in round one, and put him down for the count in round three with a crushing left to the jaw. Time was :35.

Unbeaten heavyweight Alexis Santos (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Sylvester Barron (8-4, 3 KOs). A punishing three-punch combination put Barron down and out. Time was 2:08.

2012 Irish Olympian super featherweight John Joe Nevin won his pro debut against Alberto Candelaria (3-1-1, 2 KOs) taking a six round unanimous decision by a score of 59-55 on all cards.

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March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Showtime is Back! Curtis Stevens will take on Tureano Johnson on April 4

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Less than three months after middleweight Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (26-4-0, 19 KOs) knocked out Patrick Majewski in the first round at Resorts International Casino and Hotel, he will take on the undefeated Tureano Johnson (14-0-0, 10 KOs) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, April 4th. The Stevens-Johnson ten round fight will be the co-feature on the NBCSN Fight Night card that features the heavyweight showdown between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs).

Stevens, who just celebrated his 29th birthday on March 10th, vowed to stay busy this year, “This is my life and my job. I like to fight and I don’t want to have a break too long. I could get a little bit too relaxed. Hopefully I can go six times this year.” “Showtime” fought four times in 2013 with a 3-1 record with two knockouts. And after his first round knockout of Majewski on January 24th he is ready for Johnson, “I am back to the old Curtis. It looks like he likes to fight. He likes to stay in the paint, in the dog house and get it on. He looks like a more aggressive Derrick Findley so this fight I might just stay toe-to-toe.” (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Team Thompson arrives in Turkey

"The Tiger" to face 2004 Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis this Saturday in Tekirdag

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Tony “The Tiger” Thompson arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, this afternoon for his WBC International Championship bout against 2004 Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis this Saturday (March 22nd) in Tekirdag. The ring veteran from Washington, D.C. is used to traveling. The clash with Solis will be Thompson’s fifth consecutive fight outside of the USA. His last bout on home soil has been a third round TKO win over Maurice Harris almost three years ago. While “The Tiger” lost his last fight on the road – a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to IBF #1 Kubrat Pulev in Schwerin in August 2013 – he also had some success fighting abroad recently, knocking out British prospect David Price twice in February and July 2013. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

UFC

UFC returns to Cincinnati on May 10

For the first time since UFC 77 in 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Cincinnati on Saturday, May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena. In the evening’s main event, Ohio’s own Matt Brown takes on Erick Silva in a five-round main event bout featuring two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweights . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayfield: If I touch that chin of his, there’s no doubt, he’s getting knocked out

Photo: OpenLineMedia.com

Top Rank’s undefeated super lightweight contender, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs), talks about his training camp with Virgil Hunter, his upcoming bout against Puerto Rico’s rising star Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 18 KOs), fighting on HBO for the second time in his career and the Garcia vs. Herrera outcome. Mayfield vs. Dulorme, 10-round bout for the NABF Super Lightweight title, will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey Saturday, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Mayfield on his fight against top rated contender Thomas Dulorme…

“Dulorme is a technical guy with a long jab who has some fast hands. He’s nothing special though. I’ve seen him get knocked out before so I know his chin is suspect. I’ve fought guys who are long and rangy just like him so I’m confident in my ability to land some powerful shots. If I touch that chin of his, there’s no doubt, he’s getting knocked out.” (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Dulorme: Mayfield has never faced the type of punches that I’ll be throwing at him

Photos: Gary Shaw Productions

Super welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who’s highly ranked in all sanctioning organizations, gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight with unbeaten Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 29. The bout will be a ten-rounder for the NABF super lightweight title on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Dulorme on his fight against undefeated contender Karim Mayfield…

“Mayfield is a great fighter but he’s never faced the type of punches that I’ll be throwing at him. I posses speed and power unlike any of Mayfield’s past opponents. His awkward style will not be a problem. He also has physical disadvantages that I will exploit. I know he thinks he’s unbeatable but I will prove him wrong.” (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Lee-Watanabe

By Victor Lee
Photos: Boram Park

In a ten-round non-title main event just over the featherweight limit, current Korean super bantamweight champion and OPBF #1 super bantam Jaesung Lee (16-3-2, 9 KOs) faced off against JBC #8 featherweight Takuya Watanabe (20-4-1, 8 KOs). Lee, having bested three Japanese opponents on their home turf in 2011 and 2012, hoped to add a fourth Japanese victim to his ledger last October in a bid for the vacant WBO Asia super bantamweight title. However, opponent Akihiko Katagiri proved tougher than expected, battling to a draw, and the title remained vacant. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos by Michael V. Ornelas

Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Boxing put on a good card in front of a sold out show at the Denver Athletic Club last Friday night on a beautiful Colorado night. The private show with no tickets available to the public was a fundraiser for the ‘Squash for Kids’ Club housed at the DAC. There were several items of memorabilia auctioned off including a great shot of Colorado native Ron Lyle against Muhammad Ali and an autographed photo of Gatti and Ward. In the main event, Giovanni “Predator” Merceron (4-1, 2 KOs) shut out Joel “Pirata” Vargas (4-14-2, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder with a 152lb contract weight. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter: I will steamroll Paulie on my way to victory; Malignaggi: He doesn’t have the tools

Showtime officially announced today that IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter against former two-time and two-division word champion and current Showtime analyst Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi has been added to the April 19 telecast that also features title fights between Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin against Lukas Konecny, making the telecast a world title tripleheader at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Porter: I fought hard to get this title. Paulie says he wants it, but is he willing to go through me to get it?. Fighting Malignaggi is like fighting Alexander. They don’t have the strength or power to keep me away, and I will steamroll Paulie on my way to victory April 19.

Paulie Malignaggi: I’m excited to be back in a title fight so soon after my win over Zab Judah. I will become a three-time world champion on April 19. Porter is a good fighter and I’m sure he’ll be a champion again in the future, but he doesn’t have the tools.



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

David Price, Andy Lee to fight in Denmark

British heavyweight David Price (16-2, 14 KOs) will now face Ondrej Pala (33-4, 23 KOs) on April 12th in Denmark. The fight originally scheduled for March 29th in Berlin has been moved to Team Sauerland’s Nordic Fight Night show at the Blue Water Dokken in Esbjerg, Denmark. Despite the change of date and location, Price remains confident of securing the victory over his Czech opponent. “This is exactly the type of fight I need,” said Price. “Pala is a guy who isn’t afraid to come forward and trade. I am looking forward to getting in there with him and exchanging blows. I’m in great shape and I am confident that I am going to get the job done.”

In addition, middleweight contender Andy Lee (31-2, 22 KOs) will also be in action against an as yet unnamed opponent, while in the main event Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (19-0, 10 KOs) will defend his EU title against former Italian champion Danilo D’Agata (12-1-1, 3 KOs).



March 17th, 2014

Feature Story

Julian Williams on the Brink of a Breakthrough

20140317_williams_0001Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia’s Julian Williams has taken the slow and steady route in his boxing career.

Over the past four years, he has quietly built his record (14-0-1, 8 KOs, 1 NC) and developed into one of the Philly’s best prospects by fighting and beating an increasingly tougher parade of competitors.

After an excellent 2013, “J-Rock” is on the verge of a big breakthrough in the junior middleweight division. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora II official for July 26th in Manchester

By James Slater

It has just been made official how British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will meet in a rematch of their 2011 clash on July 26th. The rematch, which will be an official WBO final eliminator, will take place in Manchester at The Phones 4U Arena.

Unbeaten 25-year-old Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) outpointed 30-year-old Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) three years ago, but Chisora was carrying excess weight and “Del Boy” has promised he will be in tip-top shape this time. Both men want a shot at Wladimir Klitschko and a win on July 26th will take either man a big step closer to that.

Fury-Chisora II has been dubbed “The Fight for The Right.” BoxNation TV channel in the UK will show the fight live.



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Hogan still unbeaten, retains Aussie title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten Irish-born, Australian-based middleweight Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (17-0, 6 KOs) outscored Leroy Brown (11-6-1) over ten rounds to retain the Australian 160lb crown at the Irish Club in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Sunday. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92. Hogan has been based in Australia since 2011 and is a stablemate and regular sparring partner of WBA #3 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher. Hogan has issued a challenge to Ireland’s former world middleweight challenger Mathew Macklin and seems destined for international recognition. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Boston

Photos: Emily Harney

Julian Williams 153 vs. Freddy Hernandez 153
Alexis Santos 222.5 vs. Sylvester Barron 239
John Joe Nevin 131 vs. Alberto Candelaria 129.5
Jamie Kavanagh 135.5 vs. Andres Navarro 137

Ryan Kielczweski 129 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 128
Billy Traft 168.5 vs. Jose Brewer 168.5
Greg Vendetti 153 vs. Pedro Gonzalez 151
Rashidi Ellis 145.5 vs. Bryan Abraham 144.5
Kareem Martin 147 vs. Eric Palmer 144.5

Venue: House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1

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March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Yushi Tanaka keeps WBC Youth bantam belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Fumika Okuchi

Unbeaten WBC Youth bantamweight champ Yushi Tanaka (12-0-3, 8 KOs), 117.5, finely kept his belt as he outjabbed and outpunched durable Indonesian John Bajawa (13-6, 6 KOs), 115.75, all the way en route to a well-received stoppage at 1:06 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. The stylish jabber Tanaka, 22, took the initiative from the outset and swept the first four sessions with ease so that the open scoring system announced 40-36 by all the judges after the fourth. Tanaka accelerated his attack and finally caught up with the game Indonesian with a vicious right, dropping the challenger with a thud. Bajawa, a year his senior at 23, gamely stood up and resumed fighting, but it was Tanaka that whipped the loser from all angles to prompt the referee’s halt. Tanaka, WBC#37 bantam, registered his second defense to his credit before his many adherents. Photos



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Review on Saturday’s Open Scoring

By Karl Freitag

The WBC’s “Open Scoring” rule allows the fighters, their corners and the audience to become aware of the official scores of the judges at the end of the fourth and eighth rounds. According to the WBC, the benefit is that “fighters and their corners are given the opportunity to adjust their strategy and make the fight more competitive and dramatic.”

The main knock against open scoring is in the event a fighter finds out he’s built an insurmountable lead, he can basically coast the last few rounds and still get the win.

Open scoring was used in Saturday night’s fight between unified super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Mauricio Herrera. After round four we knew the scores were 40-36, 39-37 for Garcia and 38-38. After eight rounds we knew that Garcia was ahead 78-74 and 77-75 on two cards, while Herrera was up on one card 77-75.

The last four rounds delivered good two-way action, so one could say open scoring did its job this time.

Open scoring was also being used in Deontay Wilder’s fight with Malik Scott, however Wilder made it a mute point by laying out Scott in the first round.



March 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171 post-fight presser and bonus recap

Several fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 171 post-fight press conference: Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Ovince Saint Preux, Hector Lombard, Dennis Bermudez, Myles Jury, and Kelvin Gastelum . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Referee Pabon on Juanma-Ponce de Leon: It was a good stoppage

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican referee Luis Pabon has taken some heat from boxing fans, social media and boxing pundits who feel he made a premature stoppage of the fight between former champions Daniel Ponce de Leon and Juan Manuel Lopez at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico Saturday night.

In a telephone conversation, Pabon said he respects those who are criticizing him for stopping the fight, but he wants to explain what happened earlier in the round and that he had to take all this into consideration.

Luis Pabon: “I know the history of Ponce De Leon and Juan Manuel Lopez, the kind of fight they were having and the power of their punches. Well I’m sorry that I have to say and confirm that it was a good stoppage. I’ve learned to live with this. I’m a sensitive person and I understand that boxing is two rival corners and sometimes it’s not easy to understand these decisions. Also this was a rematch and there were many mixed emotions. Some say that Ponce De Leon could have continued but he didn’t go down in the best way. Ponce was stumbling, woozy and getting hammered. That was what I thought to stop. Before criticizing the performance of a referee in this situation, remember that we are there to protect the life of the boxer, not to get caught up in the emotions of the fight.”



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Lee outboxes Watanabe, sets sights on OPBF title

By Victor Lee

In a ten-round non-title main event just over the featherweight limit, current Korean super bantamweight champion and OPBF #1 super bantamweight Jaesung Lee (17-3-2, 9 KOs) saw his hand raised after a thrilling dustup with Japan #8 featherweight Takuya Watanabe (20-5-1, 8 KOs) on Sunday in Seoul, South Korea. Watanabe was down in round three from a Jaesung Lee straight right. In the supporting semifinal event, Eunchang Lee (7-3, 3 KOs) stopped Jaehoon Lee (5-4-1, 3 KOs) in eight rounds to claim the vacant Korean super middleweight title. Full report to come.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Tanaka defeats WBA #12 Fererras in second pro bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Fumika Okuchi

Called “Dream Boy,” unbeaten 18-year-old 105-pound prospect Kosei Tanaka (2-0), 106.75, impressively defeated WBA#12 ranked PABA interim titlist Ronelle Fererras (13-7-2, 5 KOs), 106.5, a southpaw Filipino, by a nearly shutout decision (79-72, 79-73, 79-74) over eight fast rounds on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. Tanaka, who had just graduated from Chukyo high school weeks ago, compiled an excellent amateur mark of 46-5, 18 stoppages, having won four national belts before his participation in the paid ranks. (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Reyes, Garcia win in Los Cabos

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Rey Vargas (19-0, 15 KOs) won by eighth round TKO against Filipino Sylvester Lopez (21-7-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Baseball in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Vargas visited the canvas for his first time in his career in the second round. The bout ended when Lopez’ corner decided not to continue the fight.

Former IBF and WBO minimumweight champion Raul “Rayito” García (34-3-1, 21 KOs) won by first round KO against Arcadio Salazar (11-15-2, 0 KOs) in a light flyweight battle.

In a stunner, female flyweight Jazmín “Dinamita” Ortega (2-2-1, 1 KO) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF world champion Irma “Güerita” Sánchez (28-7-1, 8 KOs). (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Mthalane wins IBO flyweight belt

By Ron Jackson

In a hard-fought contest South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane fighting with a badly swollen left eye from the first round won the vacant IBO flyweight belt when he beat Filipino Jether Oliva on a 12 round split decision at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday night. The scores were 117-112 and 116-112 for Mthalane and 115-113 for Oliva. (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia: He is a good fighter but I am a true champion / Herrera: I thought I won the fight

After his majority decision win over Mauricio Herrera, unified super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia spoke with SHOWTIME Sports ringside reporter Jim Gray, saying, “He is a crafty veteran and I know every time I step in the ring, every fighter wants what I have. So I expect them to bring everything. I had to make adjustments and I had to push the fight. He is a good fighter but I am a true champion. I had to make adjustments and pull it out. I needed to find my comfort zone but once I adjusted and got him on the ropes I knew I was doing good. I had to keep my composure and use my power shots. He came to fight and he did and it was a great fight.”

When asked if he felt he did enough to win the close decision, Garcia said, “I wanted to knock him out in front of my fans but he was tough. I know nothing is going to be easy from this point on for the rest of my career. I thought I won the fight. The Puerto Rican fans here support me. I love them.” (more…)



March 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171: Second time’s the charm or Hendricks

The disappointment of Johny Hendricks’ November loss to Georges St-Pierre vanished in the space of two words Saturday night at the American Airlines Center:

“AND NEW…”

And when Bruce Buffer said those words, declaring Hendricks the new UFC welterweight champion via three scores of 48-47 after a five round classic with Robbie Lawler, the 170-pound division had its new king, someone who many believed should have had that crown last year after his controversial split decision defeat to the longtime champion from Canada, who vacated his belt to take a hiatus from the sport last December . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Postfight interview: Vyacheslav Glazkov

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov talks after his big win over Tomek Adamek in an important IBF elimination bout on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Glazkov will now be placed at #2 in the IBF ratings.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Postfight interview: Roger Bloodworth

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Roger Bloodworth, trainer of Tomasz Adamek speaks after Adamek was defeated by “Czar” Glazkov on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel wins majority decision over Cruz; Flores destroys previously unbeaten Berchelt

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a clash of former world champions, Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 38 KOs) scored a hard fought majority decision over Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (40-16-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in a super featherweight clash at the Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Montiel knocked down Cruz in rounds two and four, but that just inspired Cruz to fight even harder for the rest of the fight. Scores were 96-92, 97-91 and 94-94.

In a big upset, Colombian super featherweight Luis Flores (16-1, 14 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Miguel Berchelt (21-1, 18 KOs) in the first round. (more…)



March 16th, 2014


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