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Mendoza-Melindo Press Conference

Mendoza-Melindo Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer Promotions IBF light flyweight champion Javier "The Cobra" Mendoza (23-2-1, 19 KOs) will defend his title against Milan Melindo (32-1, ...

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Herrera-Lundy Kickoff Press Conference

Herrera-Lundy Kickoff Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former WBA interim super lightweight world champion Lake Elsinore’s Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (21-5, ...

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Weights from Beale Street in Memphis

Weights from Beale Street in Memphis

Photos: Greg Cohen Promotions Lateef Kayode 199.8 vs. Nick Kisner 199.8 Josh King 134.7 vs. Rogelio Casarez 134.7 Amanda Serrano 130.4 vs. Zarika Kangethe 125.4 Derrick ...

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Complete Khan-Algieri weights from Brooklyn

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment Amir Khan 146.4 vs. Chris Algieri 146.2 Javier Fortuna 130 vs. Bryan Vasquez 129 Marcus Browne 175.2 vs. Cornelius White 175 Heather ...

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Chris Algieri: I will win at all cost, that’s what this is about, winning at all cost!

Chris Algieri: I will win at all cost, that's what this is about, winning at all cost!

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Boxing News

Cantu claims NABF Jr Super Flyweight Title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Stacey Verbeek

Young, rising prospect out of Kingsville, Texas’ Oscar Cantu (11-0, 1KO) claimed the vacant NABF Jr Super Flyweight Title last night against Victor Pasillas (8-5-2, 5KO) at The Real Estate Council FightNight XXVII “Get in the Ring” last night at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. It was a wipeout according to the judges as they all scored it 100-90 in favor of Cantu.

The action in the ring, however, was more competitive than the scores indicated. Pasillas, the smaller of the two, took the fight to Cantu early and was able to land some good shots that forced Cantu against the ropes. Cantu kept his composure and soon started to land his jab and with a solid overhand right at the end of the 3rd round take control.

By the 6th and 7th rounds, Cantu was in charge as Pasillas punch count and overall energy lessened as the fight wore on. An accidental head butt in round 10, opened a gash over Cantu’s eye, but not serious enough to stop the fight.

With the victory, Cantu remained undefeated and took the title back to Kingsville as he looks to pursue bigger fights down the road. (more…)



April 24th, 2015



Boxing News

Petalcorin mercilessly destroys Ming

WBA interim light flyweight Randy Petalcorin (23-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a quick first round stoppage of Ma Yi Ming (12-6, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Capital Gym in Beijing, China. Petalcorin put Ming on the deck three times before referee Raul Caiz Jr. waved it off. It was Petalcorin’s first title defense.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: I will go out there and show the world who Leo Santa Cruz is

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


By Miguel Maravilla

WBC super bantamweight champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz is in the closing stages of camp as he gets set to return Saturday May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the Mayweather Pacquiao card live on HBO/Showtime Pay per view. We caught up with the champ as he talked about his preparation and upcoming fight. “This is a big opportunity I am very excited for this fight,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com. “This event and card is the biggest in history. Millions of people will be watching me so I will leave everything in the ring,” Santa Cruz added.

Training with his father and brother’s at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. Santa Cruz is just over a week away from his fight as he finalizes his camp.

“I have been training hard for two months,” Santa Cruz said. “I always stay busy for whenever an opportunity comes. I am ready. Camp is going great like always. We always train like if we are fighting for our first world title. We don’t underestimate any opponent we train hard no matter what kind of fight it is. As a professional you have to train hard.” (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

The next chapter in the inspirational stories of Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell unfolds tonight

By Karl Freitag

WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) and WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) feature tonight on a Spike TV world title twinbill at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Both fighters have showed great courage and determination in defeating cancer and going on to become world champions.

“People love a great story,” said Jacobs, who defends against Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs). “I’m extremely proud of my story and for having beat cancer, but let’s not forget about my skill set. Truax can say he’s tired of hearing about ‘The Miracle Man’ all he wants, but he shouldn’t be thinking about my cancer when we get in the ring. He should just fear me. I’m going to be a cancer to him once we start fighting.” (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius comeback continues June 13

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (20-0, 12 KOs) continues his comeback on June 13 in Vaasa, Finland. The 6’7 Helenius will take on Ugandan Kenneth “Bad News” Odeke (6-1, 5 KOs). It will be Helenius’ second fight in three months following a two-year layoff. “The Nordic Nightmare” blitzed Andras Csomor in 62 seconds in Estonia in March.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Massa Ortiz returns tonight

FOX Deportes and CLARO Sports will be in Mexico City tonight as super lightweight contender Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-1-1 24 KOs) returns in a 10-round bout against Juan Jesus “Burbuja” Rivera (27-12, 17 KOs) at the Foro Polanco Masaryk. In the co-main event, hometown favorite Judith “La Peligrosa” Rodriguez (8-7, 5 KOs) defends her WBC silver super flyweight title against Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (8-8, 3 KOs). Opening up the televised action Abner Mares’ brother Adan “Speedy” Mares (13-0-1, 3 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, takes on Luis “Titan” Sanchez of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico in an eight-round lightweight fight.

Ortiz vs. Rivera is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez. The FOX Deportes tripleheader broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. Claro Sports broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT and beginning with the co-main event.



April 24th, 2015

UFC

Randa Markos: No More Drama

Randa Markos’ hectic life hasn’t gotten any less hectic since her first UFC fight against Jessica Penne last December, but when you’re in the eye of the (Quiet) storm like she is, you take little victories anywhere you can. So going from full-time to part-time in the pharmacy she works in back in Ontario helps, as does the fact that as she prepares for her UFC 186 bout against Ultimate Fighter teammate Aisling Daly on Saturday, she does so without any drama swirling around her . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Undefeated Holovko inks with Fight Promotions

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Fight Promotions, Inc., has announced that they just added undefeated Ukrainian star Valentyn Holovko (20-0, 14 KOs) to their growing roster. “We are very excited in the signing of Valentyn because of the skills and power he brings to the table,” said President of Fight Promotions, Inc., Max Alperovich. “With his exciting style and talent, we feel he can be a star at both the Lightweight and Junior Welterweight division.”

After an almost two year hiatus from boxing, the 28 year old Holovko was very motivated to get back into the ring after watching the recent success of his countrymen. “I’m looking forward to working with Fight Promotions, Inc. They have done a wonderful job with my friends and countrymen in their stable and I am very anxious to get back in the ring to show everyone here what I bring to boxing. Fans in the United States love skills and power and I have both!”

An announcement for Holovko’s next bout will be coming shortly.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, California

Jose Roman 137 vs. Martin Cardona 134.5
Danny Roman 123 vs. Giovanni Caro 123
LaRon Mitchell vs. Sylvester Barron (heavyweights weighing in Friday)
Rudy Puga 166 vs. Katrell Straus 164.5
Eridanni Leon 146 vs. Elih Lizama 147
Miguel Trejo 159 vs. Jonathan Aceves 155.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

GARCIA-SALKA BWAA WINNER SMALL 080914 PETER FRUTKOFFCongratulations to photographer Peter Frutkoff for placing third in the action category of the 2014 Boxing Writers Association of America photo contest.  Peter will be recognized at the 90th annual BWAA Awards Dinner to be held April 24th at Capitale in New York City.  Peter’s award winning image was a photo of jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia drilling a vicious left hook into the chin of Ron Salka during their August 9, 2014 non-title contest.  To see more of Peter’s photos, visit PeterFrutkoff.com.

Kellie Maloney makes her return to boxing

Move over Ronda Rousey, meet a 7-year-old young female boxing phenom

Freddie Roach: Mayweather can only win by KO

Mayweather refrains from criticizing Roach

Find out how the betting is going for May-Pac



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao Workout: 9 Days Out

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Actor Mark Wahlberg stops by the ‘famous Freddie Roach’ Wild Card Boxing Club, Thursday to see Superstar Manny Pacquiao train for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 23rd, 2015

UFC

Rampage is back . . . again

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never lost faith. Even when an April 7 court injunction threatened to scrap his return to the UFC, the former light heavyweight champion didn’t stop training. In fact, he amped things up back home in California . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in ticket info

TICKETS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PUBLIC ADMISSION ON MAY 1 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

The official weigh-in for the world championship matchup between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is set for Friday, May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Due to the expected demand for access to this event, fans will be required to purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to attend the weigh-in. All funds raised through ticket sales will benefit Susan G. Komen and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on behalf of the promotion.

Tickets for the weigh-in are priced at $10 with a total ticket limit of 10, and are on sale Friday April 24 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased through the MGM Resorts Call Center at (866) 740-7711 or at any MGM Resorts Box Office. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao tix more expensive than the Super Bowl on resale market

The face value of the tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight range from $1,500 to $10,000, however according to Chris Matcovich of TiqIQ (www.tiqiq.com) on the resale ticket market the average Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket price is currently $10,859.55 (slightly higher than final average for this years Super Bowl: $10,466.11). The current “get in” price is $4,477 for Section 219 row R. The most expensive ticket currently listed is Ringside Section FLR E Row CC for $141,000.

For comparison, below are the average price and get in for the 5 next most expensive boxing matches since 2010:
9/14/13- Mayweather v Alvarez: $3,237.70 ($1,406.60)
11/12/11- Pacquiao v Marquez: $1,677.49 ($475)
9/17/11- Mayweather v Ortiz: $1,628.66 ($451)
5/3/14- Mayweather v Maidana: $1,619.59 ($449)
9/13/14- Mayweather v Maidana: $1,591.11 ($465)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell, Jack, Jacobs, Truax all make weight; scuffle breaks out

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Anthony Dirrell 167.4 vs. Badou Jack 167.6
(WBC super middleweight title)
Daniel Jacobs 159.4 vs. Caleb Truax 159.6
(WBA “regular” middleweight title)

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Spike TV



April 23rd, 2015

UFC

Bryan Barberena: Fighting For Family

There are few things in the world Bryan Barberena loves more than stepping into the Octagon and letting it all fly.

The 25-year-old recently entered the talented ranks of the lightweight division – a place where there will be no shortage of opportunities for him to mix it up with opponents who harbor the same mentality toward the fight game as he does. That’s fantastic news for the Arizona transplant, as he’s not looking to waste any time making a name for himself under the UFC banner . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara and Szpilka: “Unlimited upside!”

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We are talking about Andrzej Fonfara and Artur Szpilka, two great young athletes who are doing everything they can to make themselves as good as they can be. And THIS is exciting,” says Leon Margules. The Warriors Boxing president spoke with Fightnews.com about his two Polish fighters, 27-year old brand new WBC International light heavyweight champ Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO) and 26-year old heavyweight hope Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KO).

Before we will talk about Artur Szpilka and Friday’s “Premier Boxing Champion” event in Chicago, let’s start with Andrew Fonfara’s performance at StubHub vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. What does the way he dominated Chavez Jr. mean for his career?

Andrew proved that he’s one of the top, if not top, light heavyweights in the world. He became a star. Everybody in boxing knows that today. He also showed maturity, how his talent is developing. Fonfara is a much better fighter than the kid who went into the ring years ago with (Adonis) Stevenson. A different fighter – because he learned a lot. Improved tremendously knowing after the “Superman fight what he needs to improve. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao sold out

Tickets for the highly anticipated world championship showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao taking place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sold out in about a minute.

Here is information for the few who did score tickets:

ONLY CREDIT CARD HOLDER TO PICK UP WITH VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID AND CREDIT CARD USED NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE Will Call will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 29th 10am Grand Garden Tickets must be picked up by cardholder with the valid Government Issued ID and credit card used for the purchase. No third party billing accepted. Tickets MUST be picked up NO LATER than 3pm PST on Saturday, May 2, 2015. After 3pm, unclaimed will call is subject to cancellation and release. Please secure your tickets in a safe location as soon as possible



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Tomoki Kameda vacates WBO title

WBO President Paco Valcárcel has announced that WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda has vacated the WBO title. “While most fighters no doubt rather fight for world titles, I understand Tomoki Kameda has reasons of “weight” to vacate,” tweeted Valcarcel. Kameda (31-0, 19 KOs) is scheduled to face WBA “regular” champion Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KOs) in the co-main event when Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) returns to CBS on May 9 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Kameda will now just be fighting for McDonnell’s WBA belt after the WBO refused to sanction the proposed unification bout. The WBO does not recognize “secondary titlists” of organizations that opt to have more than one world champion per division.



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Cruiserweights Headline Card In Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Baltimore cruiserweight Travis “Seveer” Reeves will battle Dan “Bada Bing” Biddle of Hockessin, DE in a six-round encounter in the main event of the Hardwork Promotions card at the Tall Cedars Hall in Baltimore, MD on April 23. Reeves (8-2-1, three KO’s) is riding a five-bout winning streak and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Lamont Capers on March 20 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. Biddle (9-2, five KO’s) competes for the first time since July of 2012 when he won a six-round majority decision over Pedro Martinez in Atlantic City, NJ. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Petalcorin, Ming make weight

WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin (106.7 pounds) and challenger Ma Yi Ming (107.4 pounds) both came in safely under the 108 pound division limit on Thursday during the official weigh-in at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beijing.

The title fight between Champion Randy Petalcorin vs Ma Yi Ming will be on Free to Air TV BTV CCTV 5 in China 9.30pm Beijing starting time

Also live streaming on Tencere and LeTV websites.



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs-Truax/Dirrell-Jack Press Conference

By Craig Wick
Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

The trendy W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel was the scene Wednesday afternoon as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), in association with Warriors Boxing and Mayweather Promotions, held their final press conference ahead of Friday’s huge, nationally televised world championship doubleheader slated for the nearby University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pavilion. The jam packed card will feature two compelling championship bouts – Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) defending his WBC Super Middleweight Championship against Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs), while Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) sees co-feature action when he attempts to turn back the challenge of the formidable Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs) in a WBA Middleweight Championship encounter. In addition, two important preliminary bouts are also on tap as Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) takes on James Stevenson (22-1, 15 KOs) in what on paper looks to be a slugfest, and Polish favorite Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) hooks up with Ty Cobb (18-6, 10 KOs) in a heavyweight battle. As if that weren’t enough, eight other bouts are also scheduled with several comprised of up and coming Chicago area talent. For those unable to attend, both championship fights will be televised live on the Spike TV network beginning at 9pm ET. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen to make first defense of IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves promotions has announced that Tommy Oosthuizen will make the first defence of his IBO light heavyweight belt against the experienced Roberto Bolonti from Argentina at the Emperors Palace Casino near Kempton Park on Saturday June 6. The 27-year-old Oostuizen, who has a record of 25-0-2, 14 KOs, relinquished the IBO super middleweight belt in April last year and has looked more comfortable moving into the light heavyweight division, scoring victories over Denis Grachev for the vacant WBC International title and on March 14 this year he completely dominated fellow South African Ryno Liebenberg to capture the vacant IBO light heavyweight title. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

New Pacquiao Foot Locker Commercial

Specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker today debuted a new television spot starring Manny Pacquiao in advance of the highly-anticipated and long-awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao bout on Saturday, May 2.



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

More on Ward-Smith

BET Networks will air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of Roc Nation Sports throne boxing events over the next 18 months, starting with WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward against Paul Smith on June 20, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Tickets priced at $250, $125, $90, $60 and $30 go on sale Friday.

Andre Ward: “I’m very excited to be coming back on June 20 at Oracle Arena in my hometown of Oakland which has been a long time coming. I’m equally excited to be fighting on BET in front of a potential viewership of over 90 million homes. As a fighter, this diversifies my portfolio and puts me in front of a whole different audience. I have an extremely tough fighter in front of me in Paul Smith who’s looking to pull the upset, but I can’t let that happen. I have to be on my best game to turn Smith away and beat him the way I want to beat him. As always, I’m ready to put on a tremendous performance in front of my hometown fans and those watching on BET. This is a fight you don’t want to miss.”

Paul Smith: “I cannot wait to get back in the ring and test myself against a class act like Andre Ward. I proved that I belong at the top level with my performances against Arthur Abraham and this is a challenge that I am relishing. Andre is a top pound-for-pound fighter and someone I respect a lot, but he has only boxed once in almost three years and I will give it everything I have got. I am fresh and confident going into this fight. It’s a massive opportunity for me and one that I took with both hands when it was offered. I have spent a lot of time boxing in the United States and I look forward to returning for this fight.”



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Takayama keeps IBF 105lb belt on technical decision

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

IBF 105-pound titlist Katsunari Takayama (29-7-1NC, 11 KOs), 104.75, barely kept his belt as he was awarded a unanimous technical decision over Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (27-4-1, 15 KOs), 104.5, Thailand, due to the champ having suffered bad cuts over the eyebrows at 2:19 of the ninth session on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.

The official tallies including the incomplete ninth round read: Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) 80-71, Kyoung-Ha Shin (Korea) 87-84, Cherdchaichanon Sricharat (Thailand) 86-85, all in favor of Takayama. The referee was Katsutoshi Nakamura (Japan).

It wasn’t an easy triumph for Takayama at all despite the unanimous scores, although the 31-year-old veteran champ lopsidedly controlled the contest with his non-stop rallies. Fahlan Jr., the son of ex-IBF minimum champ in 1990’s, occasionally scored with a solid right uppercut at a time, and it was Takayama that was bleeding from bad gashes over both optics (given having been caused by accidental butts) and from the nostrils at the termination on a technical decision. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Ioka dethrones WBA 112lb champ Reveco

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Two-time world champ Hiroki Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBA flyweight belt as he scored a majority decision over defending titlist Juan Carlos Reveco (35-2, 19 KOs), 112, Argentina, over twelve close rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. For the Japanese sharpshooter Ioka, it was his third coronation in as many categories, and he acquired it in the eighteenth pro bout, surpassing Jeff Fenech’s previous mark of gaining his third in the twentieth outing.

Carlos Sucre (US) and Silvestre Abainza (Philippines) saw the hard-fought contest 116-113 and 115-113 respectively for Ioka, and Raul Caiz Sr. (US) had it 114-114. The referee was Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand).

It was a close affair, but Ioka looked superior in terms of precision since he connected with sharp short punches more accurately than the free-swinging Argentine. Ioka, five years his junior at 26, made a good start, positively throwing good jabs and combinations upstairs and downstairs to dominate the first two rounds comfortably. Reveco, making his ninth defense since dethroning Jean Piero Perez in 2011, turned loose to be in command in round three, when he energetically kept punching and stalking the elusive footworker. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Pacman on Kimmel show

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao made a guest appearance on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, Wednesday night to promote his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather. Pacman also trained with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 23rd, 2015

UFC

Laprise Promising A Show For His Hometown Fans

Over the past decade there has been a stigma that has been known to follow fighters who emerge into the UFC ranks after competing on The Ultimate Fighter, and Chad Laprise is eager to show he’s not that easy to categorize. Where some of his fellow winners of the reality-based fighting program have struggled to gain traction once they are official members of the UFC roster, the undefeated Ontario native is determined to show fight fans that he’s cut from a different cloth . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Klassen and Mcotheli meet for vacant IBO title

By Ron Jackson

Xolani Mcotheli and former multi-titled champion Malcom Klassen from Toekomsrus meet for the vacant IBO Intercontinental super featherweight title at the Orient Theatre on Friday night. The odds are stacked against Mcotheli (11-1, 8 KOs) who won the title on December 13 last year when he outpointed Marbon Bodiongan.

The 34-year-old Klassen who made his debut on May 22 1999 has compiled a record of 29-6-2, 15 KOs in an outstanding career that has seen him win the South African featherweight, WBF super featherweight, WBO International lightweight and IBF super featherweight title on two occasions. He suffered three defeats early in his career but his only other losses have come against Mzonke Fana, Roberto Guerrero and Will Tomlinson in “world” title fights.

The champion Mcotheli has not fought at the same level as Klassen and he suffered his only against Jasper Seroka in March last year in a clash for the vacant South African super featherweight title when he was outpointed over 12 rounds. (more…)



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