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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and ...

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his ...

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title ...

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre ...

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Dirrell Brothers both victorious

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the ...

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

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Boxing News

Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Sacramento Bee

Ryan Bourland 177 vs. Billy Bailey 181
Rudy Macedo 147 3/4 vs, Mike Williams 148 1/2
Blake McKernan 203 vs Derek Williams 250
Mario Ayala 122 vs. Michael Gaxiola 122

Venue: DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, CA.
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni, Uppercut Promotions
Date: Friday, March 25



March 25th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, California

Antonio Orozco 142.4 vs. Miguel Acosta 142
Andrew Cancio 126 vs. Hugo Cazares 126
Marco Magdaleno 134 vs. Luis Silva 134.2
Keandre Gibson 149 vs. Hector Velazquez 154.4
Jason Quigley 163.4 vs. Freddy Lopez 165
Emilio Sanchez 121.2 vs. Gustavo Molina 119
Jonathan Dinong 148 vs. Jared Teer 151

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV



March 24th, 2016


Boxing News

Weights from Buffalo Run Casino

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Regis Prograis: 141 vs Aaron Herrera: 142
Ivan Baranchyk: 139.5 vs Nick Givhan: 140.3
Ivan Golub 146.5 vs Marlon Aguas 147
Dillon Cook 154 vs Paul DeLoach 153.3

TV: Showtime
Promoters: DiBella Entertainment and Tony Holden Productions
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma

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March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Photo of the Day

Photo: Top Rank

Tim Bradley working on the speedbag to prepare to take on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Las Vegas, live on pay per view on April 9.

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March 24th, 2016


Boxing News

Ward-Sullivan Presser Quotes & Photos

Photos: Roc Nation Sports/Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos

On Wednesday, March 23, Roc Nation Sports hosted the final press conference for two-time world champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) against IBF #1 light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) on HBO Saturday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Andre Ward: It’s very simple to me…anybody who knows me, they know how I work and they know how I tick. I don’t get caught up in what’s next. I don’t get caught up in what people are saying. I’m aware of what is being said. I know what my opponent has been saying and I take him at his word. I’ve done everything that I’m supposed to do, like I always do and like I’ve done the last 10 years of my career. I’ve taken on the best… if it’s not another champion then it’s a top contender… and this is no different. You guys just know that I’m focused and locked in like I always am. I’m prepared and I’m ready for war come March 26.

Sullivan Barrera: I promise everyone who comes to the arena that I have had great preparation and this is a great dream. On that night, I’ll have a great show for everyone. (more…)



March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Broner Accused of Violent Robbery w/Gun

Warrant issued for arrest...Theophane fight in jeopardy?

By TMZSports.com

WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien Broner is a wanted man — after allegedly beating the crap out of a guy outside a Cincinnati bowling alley in a violent robbery with a gun … TMZ Sports has learned. A source with knowledge of the incident confirms … Broner has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Multiple sources connected to the case tell us the incident in question went down around 3:30 AM on January 21st — after Broner and another man had been making high stakes bets with each other at the lanes.

The alleged victim told police … Broner had lost thousands of dollars in bowling bets and was pissed when the alleged victim decided to call it a night and go home with his winnings.

Our sources say … the man claims Broner waited for him outside of the alley and punched him in the face and neck — nearly knocking the man out cold.

The alleged victim told cops Broner went to his car and got a gun at one point — and when he came back, he forcibly took all the money in the man’s wallet … a ton of cash.

We’re told the alleged victim was hospitalized — and needed stitches to close a gash on his chin.

We reached out to Broner and his camp multiple times for comment — so far, no word back.



March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Broner: I’m coming to put on a show

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions


WBA super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner gave a training camp update and discussed his world title defense against Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane that headlines PBC on Spike on April 1 from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

“I love training camp in D.C. because it takes me out of my element. I can get rid of the distractions and focus on boxing. The team we have down here brings the best out of me…I know it’s going to be an electrifying atmosphere with a huge crowd. I’m coming to put on a show. I know that Ashley Theophane is coming to win. He’s not coming to lay down, but we’re ready for anything he can bring.”

[On his loss to Shawn Porter] “Everybody has bad nights. The Porter fight was just one of my bad nights. But we’re back on track, we’re back to being a world champion and I will stay champion after April 1. It’s going to be a fantastic show.”



March 24th, 2016

UFC

Frankie Edgar begins new adventure as UFC Gym owner

Frankie Edgar is more than just a fighter.

Sure, the No. 2 ranked featherweight is best known for his exploits inside the Octagon, but Edgar wears plenty of other hats: teammate, TV analyst, husband, father, and entrepreneur . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki: I want a brawl for the fans

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Of course, I’m excited because this is my first world title defense. It’s a great stage being on NBC with Cunningham, a fighter who likes to mix it up, in front of me,” said WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “The Head” Głowacki. On April 16 in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) wants to continue his undefeated streak versus former champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs). Glowacki’s KO victory over Marco Huck was one of the best bouts of 2015. “I’m happy to be back in the U.S., happy to showcase my skills in front of my great fans, and I hope – as always – that my fight will be a boxing war. I want a brawl for the fans. I’m already trying that style with my sparring partners,” added Glowacki, who will finish his training camp next week to arrive early in NYC.


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March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward Enjoys Fresh Inspiration as the Years Roll By

By Robert Hough
Photos: Tri Nguyen/Tri NguyenPhotography.com

Andre Ward’s finding motivation in new challenges and fresh inspiration in what he calls the homestretch of his career.

The 32-year-old, who makes his light-heavyweight debut in Oakland, Calif., Saturday against Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) and hopes to fight three times this year, marveled that more than a decade’s gone by since his pro debut, talked about learning from his historically successful and beloved Golden State Warriors, how he got to 175 pounds, a hair style that hides an ever-so-slightly receding hairline.

“It’s crazy to think that the Olympics were 12 years ago,” said Ward (28-0, 15 KOs), who wants to fight elite light-heavyweight Sergey Kovalev toward the end of 2016 after a summer fight. “So much has happened, not just with me and boxing, but in my life, in my family’s life.” (more…)



March 24th, 2016

UFC

Inside the camp: Jackson/Winkeljohn update

Painted in black lettering in the long hallway that leads into the heart of the Jackson/Winkeljohn fight gym are the words: Through these doors walk the greatest fighters in the world . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto 2 Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Arnold Turner/Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) of Oxnard and Andre “The Beast” Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida held a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live in Los Angeles for their rematch taking place April 30 at Stub Hub Center in Carson, California in the next series of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX.

Andre Berto: “The fight back in 2011, he got me. He did what he had to do to win. But this time I’m going in extremely focused and ready to take everything that I felt he took from me that night. I went to school. I failed the test and now I have the chance to ace it…This is what he asked for. So I want to make sure he knows what he’s getting himself into. This isn’t the same situation as last time. So we’ll see it in the ring. Come out on April 30 and see me handle this business.”

Victor Ortiz: “Berto blames me for his downward spiral. He thinks he has a chance this time. Always a good dream to have. I’m not going the distance this time. I’m going in 100 miles per hour, full throttle. 2011 was one heck of a year. The repeat is coming on April 30 because I want another world championship. Berto is a tremendous warrior; I’ll give him that. I’ll be ready and I know he will be too.”

Shortly after the photo face-off Ortiz and Berto had words as suddenly Berto shoved Ortiz. The two fighters were immediately separated as the fighters continued to jaw at each other. (more…)



March 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Team Bradley update

ESPN in Team Bradley camp today.

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

McWilliams Arroyo WBC 30 day weigh-in

McWilliams Arroyo felt comfortable today weighed 120.2 pounds at the WBC 30-day mandatory weigh-in for his fight against the WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” González, to be held on Saturday, April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, as the co-feature of a show feature middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defending his belts against Dominic Wade on HBO.

McWilliams (16-2, 14 KOs) weighed this afternoon at the Puerto Rico Professional Boxing Commission, under the supervision of Commissioner Dommys Delgado, and weighed 120.2 pounds, three less than the maximum allowed by the WBC, 123.2 (10% over 112 pounds), at this date. (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Philly Lightweight Legend Dorsey Lay Passes at 91

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Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

The last remaining boxing legend of Philadelphia’s golden era of the 1940’s passed away on March 17th. Dorsey Lay was a prominent lightweight boxer who competed in perhaps the finest era of 135-pounders, and compiled a professional record of 40-18-1, 17 KOs. Born in LaGrange, GA on December 31, 1924, Lay was 91 at the time of his death.

Lay was a fine amateur before turning pro, and placed second at the 1941 Mid-Atlantic AAU tournament, representing the Pomeroy School for Boys.

“I started boxing when I went to a boy’s school up in Pomeroy, Pennsylvania,” Lay remembered. “Mrs. Carter; she brought me up to Pomeroy. It was a lovely place. Fifty boys; you had to get along. We did farm work. We went to school there. We boxed in the field. All them boys up there, you had to protect yourself, learn something. She had about 50 boys up there.” (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

UFC

Rothwell: I’m the No. 1 contender, I’ll prove it …

Ben Rothwell says he is the No. 1 heavyweight contender and will fight for the belt this year. First he’ll have to get past Junior Dos Santos at Fight Night Zagreb on April 10 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Q&A: Freddie Roach

Photo: Top Rank

Photo: Top Rank


Do you really think this is Pacquiao’s last fight?

“I personally don’t know if this will be Manny’s last fight but he is training like it’s going to be his last fight. Manny has achieved so much in his boxing career and if this is going to be his swan song I know he wants to go out blazing with a spectacular performance. He’s pouring everything into this training. If the opportunity for a knockout presents itself during the fight, he’s going to go for it. He knows how to close the show and he wants this show closed with fireworks. He wants to finish the book on his boxing career with a spectacular ending.

As a trainer, would you say Pacquiao has more quality fights in him?

“I do think Manny has more quality fights in him. His power, speed, work ethic are still superior to most others. (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Broner-Theophane undercard announced

Lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (36-1, 24 KOs) looks to show off in his hometown when he battles Ghanaian Olympian Samuel Neequaye (22-1, 15 KOs) in a 10-round bout on Friday, April 1 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

The April 1 event features a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike tripleheader which is headlined by four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner taking on British contender Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane.

Additional action inside the ring features 168-pound contender J’Leon Love (21-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout against Nigeria’s Michael Gbenga (17-24, 16 KOs). (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Broner blasts Mayweather

WBA super lightweight “super” champion Adrien Broner responds to Floyd Mayweather’s criticism of a video in which Broner laughed at a cashier and threw his change up in the air after making a purchase at Walmart. In the video, Broner turned to the camera and stated “He must not know, I’m A-B! I don’t need no change bro.”

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Adamek before Molina fight: “I’m ready”

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Former WBC light heavyweight and IBF cruiserweight champion and heavyweight title contender Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KO) is confident that his 10 week training camp in Osada Sniezka, Łomnica, Poland, will be enough to prepare him for Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KO). “The ring always verifies better than just words, but with my trainer Roger Bloodworth and whole Team Adamek, we did everything possible to beat Molina and return to the heavyweight elite. I know that Eric will come to Poland as confident as I am. Nothing better for the fans – two confident fighters facing each other,” said Adamek at today’s open training for Polish media. The Adamek-Molina main event will be part of Polsat Boxing Night V on April 2 in Krakow.

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Stockholm prepares for biggest boxing event in almost fifty-years

In September 1968, Jimmy Ellis retained the World Heavyweight title with a controversial fifteen-round decision over Floyd Patterson at the Råsunda Football Stadium in Stockholm. 48 years later, big-time boxing returns to the Swedish capital when the Nordic Fight Night hits the Hovet on April 23.

“This is going to be the biggest boxing event in Stockholm for almost fifty-years,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “The Hovet has a fantastic history of hosting World-class boxing, with legends such as Sonny Liston and Ingemar Johansson having fought there. Now, it’s time for the next generation of fighters to take their place among these boxing greats and welcome in a new era of Swedish boxing!” (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Anthony Joshua admits he’d be behind bars if it wasn’t for boxing after going from street brawls to a heavyweight world title shot

Lucas Browne fails drugs test after world heavyweight title win but Jeff Fenech hopes ‘B’ sample clears him

Lucas Browne seeking legal advice

Ricky Burns ready to follow in Whitesnake and Def Leppard’s footsteps



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tony Bellow: “Boxing has a major problem with drugs”

Lucas Brownedevastated” by positive test

Browne vows to clear his name

I don’t care what they think,” says Roy Jones Jr. on knocking out fan in $150k challenge fight.



March 23rd, 2016

UFC

Paige VanZant makes strong ‘Dancing’ debut

Paige VanZant may not be in the strawweight title mix right now, but the 21-year-old fighter is already one of the top contenders on Season 22 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Indongo to defend WBO Africa title in Namibia‎

By Ron Jackson

The unbeaten Julius Indongo of Namibia defends his WBO Africa junior welterweight title against Allan Kamote from Tanzania at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino in Namibia on Saturday as part of Namibia’s 26th year of Independence celebrations.

The 33-year-old Ndonga who is ranked at number six junior welterweight by the World Boxing Organisation is unbeaten in 18 fights, with 8 coming inside the distance. He won the vacant WBO Africa title in October 2012 with a second round technical knockout over James Onyongo. (more…)



March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Ward-Barrera Workout Quotes & Photos

By Robert Hough
Photos: Tri Nguyen/Tri NguyenPhotography.com

Two-time world champion Andre Ward, IBF #1 light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera, unbeaten featherweight Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. and Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez participated today in a media workout ahead of their scheduled fights this Saturday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Ward-Barrera and Diaz-Velez will bothbe televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Andre Ward: “My brain has thanked me for these two years and my body has thanked me for these two years. Fighting at 175, I get to eat. I’m a little bit happier.”

Sullivan Barrera: “Andre Ward has his name and I’m fighting in his hometown so I have to have the knockout. I would have to even if we were fighting in Las Vegas. More than anything, I am determined to overcome this challenge.”

Joseph Diaz: “Camp’s been amazing. I’m as fast as ever and I feel stronger than ever. I’ve had an eight-week training camp and I had an easy time getting right down to the weight. I know Jayson’s ready — he’s looking good — and I’m ready, too.”

Jayson Velez: “The last three or four fights I would dominate the first three or four rounds and I’d run out of gas, but I’m training differently and I have a lot more stamina. It will be his speed versus my power and it’s Mexico versus Puerto Rico.”

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March 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Photos: Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The undercard for the April 9 bout between Manny Pacquaio and Timothy Bradley were all in attendance at Fortune’s Gym Tuesday afternoon for a media day work out which included, Evgeny Gradovich, Jose Ramirez, Oscar Valdez, and Gilberto Ramirez. Top Rank’s Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who dubbed this a “No Trump undercard,” was also there to support his fighters. The Top Rank promotion will be aired on PPV live from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Gilberto Ramirez: “This is my time. I have a lot of respect for Arthur Abraham. He’s a great champion. I know he’s working hard in training camp as am I. It’s going to be a great fight. I have to be smart in this fight. We are working on keeping the pressure on Abraham by throwing high volumes of punches and staying on top of him. I’m going to be a second skin on him. I feel a great sense of history fighting to become Mexico’s first super middleweight champion. It is a great honor representing my country in this fight. All I am thinking about is April 9. Looking past this fight is meaningless. The future is now.” (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Roberto Duran to train Shane Mosley

Former three-division champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley has announced that he is bringing International Boxing Hall of Fame member Roberto “Manos De Piedra” Duran on as his trainer for his upcoming fight. After ending a brief retirement, Mosley went 2-0 in 2015 and in the upcoming few days will announce his next fight — which will be for an undisclosed world title.

“I am very happy to have Duran on my team. This is the type of addition that will push me even farther,” said Mosley. “He is a fighter that I looked up to when I was coming up. How can you not learn from a legend like him?”



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Shumenov to return in April against TBA

WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) will return from a year of inactivity in April. Specific date and location is TBA. In the meantime, Shumenov is targeting the May 21st unification title winner between full WBA titlist Denis Lebedev (28-2, 21 KOs) and IBF champion Victor Emilio “El Tyson de Abasto” Ramirez (22-2-1, 17 KOs), and he wants it within 90/120 days of their outcome.

“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to fight the Lebedev-Ramirez winner because it’s always been my goal to unify the titles,” Shumenov explained. “Lebedev has always been my target. Ramirez is the other fighter I’ve really wanted to fight and my manager tried to make a fight between us, too.

“I’ve been in the gym since my last fight, training hard to perfect my skills. Now, I am a completely different fighter since I fought last July. My team is extremely happy and confident that I can beat all of the other world cruiserweight champions.” (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC Applauds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support in NY State Assembly as Bill to Legalize and Regulate Professional MMA Passes 113-25

UFC® Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Fertitta applauded the overwhelming, bipartisan New York State Assembly passage of legislation to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York. The passage of A.2604-C, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and 72 other Assembly sponsors, means the bill has now passed both houses and will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his approval. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Tim Bradley Camp Update

Taping up for heavy sparring in Camp Bradley today.

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March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Lucas Browne: I am not a drug user or a drug cheat

Lucas Browne Statement: “I would like to assure all my fans, the whole of the boxing world and all of Australia that I am not a drug user or a drug cheat. The news of this positive test has shocked and devastated me, and I will be fighting for as long as it takes to clear my name.

“Prior to today I had not heard of the drug clenbuterol and had no idea what it was used for. I am now aware that it is essentially a weight-stripping drug, and as a heavyweight boxer the idea of me using it is utterly ridiculous. I am a staunch long-time opponent of any drug use, performance-enhancing or otherwise.

“My team and I were well aware of the many risks involved in going to a place like Chechnya to fight a reigning champion, and believed we had taken sufficient precautions. In addition, it was at our insistence that VADA testing was implemented for the fight. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC 198 gets Shogun-Anderson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will make his first start of 2016 in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil, when he faces Corey Anderson at UFC 198 on May 14 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

The Log and the Short of a Boxing Mystery

pacquiao-bradley3By Bill Dwyre

With three weeks to go before Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley step into the ring in Las Vegas with intentions of punching each other’s lights out, a mystery continues to loom.

We know about Pacquiao’s retirement intentions, and about his political desires. The only mysteries there are (1) will he actually retire and (2) will he actually be elected a Philippine senator.

We know about Bradley’s discomfort with never getting the slight bit of credit for a victory over Pacquiao that the judges gave him, but nobody else did. We also know he has stopped trying to do battle with other boxers while fueling himself on Caesar Salad. Filet mignon, Tim. Then filet the opponent.

What we don’t know is what “The Log in the Ocean” means. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Sullivan Barrera: Realizing a Dream That’s Bigger Than Boxing

By Jesse Wright
Photo: Craig Bennett/Main Events

There is one fight that every single person in the boxing universe is talking about right now: Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward. Although that will no doubt be a phenomenal fight both lucratively and in entertainment value, there is still one more fight that needs to happen before we start getting excited. That fight, of course, is the one between Cuban amateur standout Sullivan Barrera and Andre Ward on Saturday, March 26th live on HBO. We got a chance to catch up with Barrera and not only learn what this fight means to his career, but what it will mean to accomplish a dream that should have been impossible.

Andre Ward is regarded by many as one of boxing’s pound for pound greatest. His undefeated record of 28-0 with 15 KOs came against the best competition the super middleweight division had to offer. Now at light heavyweight after an extensive layoff, Ward has only had one fight against overmatched Edwin Rodriguez back in November. Barrera will not be holding Ward’s past success in high regard once the bell sounds on Saturday. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016


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