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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Unbeaten welterweight Carlos "Chema" Ocampo (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world title challenger Charly Navarro ...

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Delfine Persoon elected Belgian “Sportswoman Of The Year”

Delfine Persoon Sportswoman 2015

WBC Female World Lightweight Champion Delfine Persoon has been elected Belgian “Sportswoman Of The Year”. It is the first time ever that a professional boxer (male or female) has received this special honor in Belgium.

30-year-old Persoon had truly a great year of 2015 defending her WBC World Championship twice and earning the no. 1 spot in the Female pound-for-pound ratings.

On April 25th she traveled to Bern, Switzerland, to stop mandatory challenger Nicole Boss in the ninth round in dominant fashion. On November 11th, Persoon earned a hard fought unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten European champion Maiva Hamadouche in a “Fight Of The Year” candidate. (more…)



December 20th, 2015


Boxing News

Ortiz-Jennings Post Fight Press Conference Quotes

Report by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Moments after Luis Ortiz scored his exciting seventh round TKO of Bryant Jennings, both fighters addressed the press.

LUIS ORTIZ:

”This is a big victory for me. It’s a big victory because of who I fought. I fought a quality heavyweight, a guy with a name. A guy that can fight, and a guy with cojones.”

“Obviously there is a game plan, but when you go up in the ring you have to adapt a little bit. I told my trainers that I saw a lot of flaws. One of the things I noticed was that he likes to lean forward a lot. So I said after the third round that I was going to fight him on the inside, and the uppercuts are going to work.”

“I was a little bit surprised (that he got up from the knockdown), but I knew that he wasn’t right mentally. I didn’t want a TKO, I wanted to knock him out.” (more…)



December 20th, 2015


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Walters: I am in total shock

Photos: Naoki Fukuda

The scoring in Saturday night’s clash between Nicholas Walters and Jason Sosa is being widely condemned by the media. After a scrappy bout seemingly dominated by ex-world champion Walters, judge Tom Schreck had Sosa winning 96-94, judges Don Ackerman and Wynn Kintz had it even at 95-95.

Walters outlanded Sosa in power punches 225 to 121 and connected at a 52% clip compared to Sosa’s 20%.

“I am in total shock,” said Walters. “I was never in any danger, never hurt. [Sosa] is a good fighter — the kind of fight I wanted — but I thought I won all the rounds. So surprised this happened to me…while in the ring, I scored it 8-1-1 for me. It’s Christmas week. I figured he should be given one round.”

Sosa stated, “I thought I won and am disappointed it was a draw. I worked hard, I really thought I won the fight. I really don’t care what he says. I thought I won the fight. I had good rounds and got in some good shots.”

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December 20th, 2015


Boxing News

Ortiz stops Jennings in seven, retains WBA interim heavyweight world title

By John DiSanto and Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

WBA interim heavyweight world champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over challenger Bryant “By-By” Jennings (19-2, 10 KOs). No knockdowns, but Ortiz battered Jennings from pillar to post in round one. In round two, Jennings smothered Ortiz in close and it was effective. Ortiz rocked Jennings again in round three. The end came in round seven when Ortiz dropped Jennings with an uppercut. The bout was waved off during Ortiz’ followup barrage. Time was 2:41.

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December 20th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Orlando Main: Dos Anjos Makes Quick Work of Cowboy to Retain Title

More than two years ago, it took Rafael dos Anjos 15 minutes to defeat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Saturday night at Amway Center in Orlando, the UFC lightweight champion needed just over one minute to stop Cerrone in their rematch and retain his title for the first time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see main card coverage: Reem by TKO
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UFC 195 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, January 2 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Sosa ends in controversial draw

Shabranskyy, Rosado, Gamboa victorious

By John DiSanto and Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

In the opener of the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast from the Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, NY, former featherweight champion Nicholas Walters, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 26-0-1, 21 KOs, and Camden, NJ’s Jason Sosa, 18-1-4, 14 KOs, fought to a 10-round draw in their junior lightweight fight. It was a bruising battle throughout. Although the heavily favored Walters appeared to be winning most of the action-packed rounds, when the official scores were announced one judge has Sosa in the lead (96-94), while the other two saw the fight even (95-95). Despite the controversy, the bout itself was an entertaining one, and Sosa, underdog that he was, proved that he belonged in the ring with the highly regarded Walters. (more…)



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Ryad Merhy and Sder win WBC titles in Charleroi, Belgium

Ryad Merhy scored a brutal knockout over Canadian champion Sylvera Louis after 1:17 in round 6 to win the vacant WBC Silver Intl cruiserweight title. Merhy dominated the bout and almost stopped the brave visitor in round 4 but was briefly shaken himself in round 5. Merhy took the initiative again in rond 6 and a two handed combination followed by a brutal right to the head finished the fight. Sylvera Louis needed several minutes to recover.
Mouhamed Sder won an extremely close but deserved majority points decision against local favourite Imed Azaroui. Azaroui started well to win the first two round but was dropped by a body punch in the 3rd. The fight became quite even from there on with both fighters having successes. It was finally scored 94-95, 95-96 in favor of Sder with the 3rd judge having it even. Sder won the vacant WBC Francophone welterweight title.



December 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Orlando Prelims: Marquardt, Oliveira and Shevchenko Win

Brazilian featherweight contender Charles Oliveira spoiled the 145-pound debut of Myles Jury in UFC Fight Night prelim action at Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, submitting the former lightweight standout in a single round and then going on to call out new champion Conor McGregor . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see Facebook prelims coverage: Usman goes distance, Luque & Ngannou win
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UFC 195 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, January 2 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Saunders dethrones Lee to win WBO middleweight title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) won a majority decision to dethrone WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Saunders dropped Lee twice in round three, but Lee managed to survive the round. Lee recovered and the bout settled into a tactical duel after that with very few exchanges. Lee was busier in the late rounds. Scores were 113-113, 114-112, 115-111. The knockdowns were the difference.

Saunders, a 2008 Olympian and a former British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight Champion, said, “I can’t believe that I’m finally world champion. It’s been my destiny to win a world title and I always knew that I would do it, but it’s unreal that I finally done it.

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December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius defeats Rill to claim Euro belt

Report/Photos: Pasi Taavitsainen

In a clash of uneaten heavyweights, undefeated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Franz Rill (11-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Helenius dropped Rill in rounds one and four and mostly dominated, although Rill had some good moments also. Scores were 117-109, 117-109, 118-109. With the win, Helenius claimed the vacant EBU and IBF International heavyweight titles.

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December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Skoglund defeats Edwards, Yigit stops Corley

Photos: KGZ Fougstedt

Unbeaten IBF #4 light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (23-0, 11 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Derek Edwards (27-5-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden. Skoglund staggered Edwards before the final bell. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 99-92. Edwards has now dropped four of his last five, but the win was a big one: a KO1 against current WBC world champion Badou Jack in 2014.

Unbeaten super lightweight Anthony Yigit (16-0-1, 7 KOs) was victorious over 41-year-old former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (42-26-1, 25 KOs) when Corley didn’t come out for round four. Corley 0-4 in 2015. (more…)



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Liam Smith stops Jimmy Kelly in round seven to retain WBO jr middleweight title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his title against previously unbeaten WBO #8 rated Jimmy Kelly (16-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Smith, in command from the opening bell, methodically broke down Kelly, who was deducted two points for an intentional headbutt in round six. Kelly’s corner finally threw in the towel to save their man from further punishment in round seven. Time was 2:35.

Smith said afterwards, “Kelly put up a tough challenge, but I knew that I was levels above him. I was comfortable in there and I started breaking him down from the beginning and I knew I was hurting him when I was landing the body shots. He was a hard man and was hanging in there and I said to his corner to pull their man out. They did in the seventh, I’m sure Kelly can build himself back up again. As for me, I’d love a unification fight in 2016, I know there are big fights on the horizon and I can’t wait.”

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December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Mighty Mo signs with Roc Nation

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By Jeff Zimmerman
Photo by Stacey Verbeek

Dallas’ knockout artist Jr Welterweight and currently ranked #6 by the WBO, Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (19-0-2, 14KO), has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Hooker is a tall and slender with one-punch power.

Under the guidance of his manager Arnie Verbeek, owner of Maple Ave Boxing Gym in Dallas, and this new deal with Roc Nation, expect 2016 to be a breakout year for Hooker.



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Carlos Molina Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former IBF super welterweight world champion Carlos “King” Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) put his signature on a multiyear contract with Promociones del Pueblo, in partnership with Luis DeCubas and Leon Margules, in hopes of regaining the world championship. “My level has not dropped,” said Molina. “I enjoy going to the gym every day and running, so if somebody were to say that tomorrow I would face the world champion, I’d feel ready and in my best condition. Promociones del Pueblo has a great organization, they respect the boxer’s work and I’m sure there are great things ahead in my career as a professional and people will soon hear more of Carlos Molina.”



December 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Orlando Fantasy Preview

Following a blockbuster trio of cards last weekend, the UFC will host one more title fight before the close of 2015, as lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos puts his belt on the line against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone this Saturday night in Orlando . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ORLANDO 2015 is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

94th WBA Convention: Day Five

By Tracy Morin
Photos courtesy WBA

The final day of the WBA Convention hosted a packed house for the International Officials Seminar. In the morning, attendees discussed the crucial role of the referee, who must have both medical knowledge and a full understanding of the appropriate guidelines. However, even with full understanding of procedures, referees must make split-second decisions—such as to stop a fight or let it continue, which is often a matter of controversy. Fight clips offered examples of bouts that should have been stopped earlier than they were, with notes of symptoms that signal danger.

The tragic occurrence of ring fatalities was discussed by lecture leader and ref Raul Caiz Sr., including David Acevedo’s recent death (the first ever in Nicaragua). A representative from the country voiced grave concern about the incident and noted that the local commission performs testing and monitoring to regulate matters such as extreme weight loss. Directorate advisory member Francisco Pina related the importance of the referee but noted that the fighter’s corner and ringside physicians also have a responsibility to stop fights when necessary. (more…)



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Buthelezi wins vacant IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Gideon Buthelezi scored a decisive twelve round points victory over fellow South African Makazole Tete to claim the vacant IBO super flyweight belt for the second time at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Judges Ace Makaluza and Tony Nyangiwe scored it 119-109 and 118-110 whilst judge Patrick Mkondiwa was way off the mark with a score of 116-113. Tete possibly shared the first round but I battled to score another round in his favour as the southpaw Buthelezi completely outboxed him, moving in and out to score with rights and lefts to the body and varying his attack throughout. (more…)



December 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Barthelemy wins IBF lightweight world title

Photos: Jann Hendry/Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten lightweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Denis Shafikov (36-2-1, 19 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF lightweight world title on Friday night at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Shafikov aggressively pressed the action early, but was troubled by a bad cut (caused by a punch) over his right eye as Barthelemy came on late. Scores were 119-109, 116-112, 116-112. Barthelemy is now a two-division world champion, having previously held the IBF junior lightweight title.

“There were moments where I was trapped into my style of fighting. It took me a minute to adjust to Shafikov’s style and exchange punches with him,” said Barthelemy. “I’m really happy with the number of punches I was able to get off.”

As for Shafikov, he stated, “I’m not sure if I won the fight. I’m very disappointed and I want a rematch.”

In the co-feature, an IBF cruiserweight eliminator ended in a no contest when IBF #3 Murat “Iron” Gassiev (22-0, 16 KOs) staggered IBF #14 Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) with a crushing right hand slightly after the bell in round three. The punch came at the tail end of a combination that left Thomas wobbling back to his corner, prompting referee Jay Nady to wave it off due to the “diminished the value” of Thomas’ ability to continue after the foul. (more…)



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Jo Jo Diaz destroys Partida, wins NABF title

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Lina Baker/Instant Boxing

In the main event from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz, Jr., (19-0, 11 KOs), steamrolled Hugo Partida, (20-7-2, 15 KOs), to capture the vacant NABF featherweight title on Friday night. Diaz punished Partida in round one with stinging body shots, and then in round two Diaz pinned Partida along the ropes and then pounded him with several unanswered left hand haymakers until referee Pat Russell stepped in to protect the helpless Partida. Time of the stoppage was 1:32 of round two of the scheduled ten round bout. (more…)



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Caballero returns February 5

Former IBF bantamweight champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will start 2016 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on February 5 when he makes his return to the ring in more than a year after undergoing surgery for an injury. Caballero will face Ruben Garcia (15-1-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight bout, which will be televised live on Estrella TV. Caballero lost his title on the scale in November.



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Sosa weigh-in quotes

Nicholas Walters: “I look at boxing in a big way. I want to be the best there is and leave a mark on the sport. Sosa is in my way.”

Jason Sosa: “Walters is in for the shock of his life. It’s a different world coming up to 130 pounds. This is my territory, not his.”



December 18th, 2015

Full Report

Ratingen, Germany: Yilderim finishes Finnish Forsman in first

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WBC Silver International Light Heavyweight Champion Avni Yildirim added the Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council belt to his collection by annihilating Finland’s Janne Forsman in only 67 seconds. The 24-year-old Turk stopped his opponent in the first round with a nice combination of a right uppercut followed by a vicious left hook to the liver. Forsman was crawling on the floor in pain forcing world-class referee Guido Cavalleri to immediately wave off the bout.
It was Yildirim’s second defense of the WBC Silver International Championship, his seventh fight in 2015 and his eighth win in as many pro fights. Forsman suffered his third loss in his 24th pro bout.
In the co-feature former WBC International and WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin (28-3-0) wore down tough journeyman Nodar Robakidze (15-16-3) with hard hooks until the Georgian gave up in the break after the fifth round of scheduled eight. Aydin didn’t seem to be in the best shape of his career but was just too powerful and experienced for brave Robakidze who connected with some good counter punches but took too much punishment.
The event in front of a capacity crowd of 1,500 fans at AHI Arena in Ratingen (Germany) was promoted by Ahmet Oner (Arena Box) in association with Rick Rababah and broadcasted live in Turkey on NTVSpor.



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Maloney brothers victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Former amateur star Jason Maloney (5-0, 5 KOs) stopped Filipino, Markquil Salvana (9-1, 3 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round super-bantamweight WBA regional title bout at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Maloney controlled all the rounds until the stoppage when the import retired in his corner with facial injuries.

In other action, Andrew Maloney (5-0, 4 KOs) captured the Australian bantamweight crown when he stopped Roberto Lerio (16-23-1, 6 KOs) in round four of a scheduled ten round bout. Andrew is the brother of Jason who won the WBA regional title in the main event
Both Jason and Andrew were outstanding amateur boxers. (more…)



December 18th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Orlando at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone and the heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, airs live on FOX from Amway Center in Orlando, Florida at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Six prelim bouts will air live on Fox Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Donald Cerrone (154.5) VS Rafael dos Anjos (154.5)

FOX MAIN CARD
Alistair Overeem (243) VS Junior Dos Santos (239)
Nate Diaz (156) VS Michael Johnson (155.5)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.5) VS Randa Markos (116)

FS1 PRELIMS
Myles Jury (146) VS Charles Oliveira (150.5**)
Nate Marquardt (186) VS CB Dollaway (185.5)
Valentina Shevchenko (134) VS Sarah Kaufman (136)
Tamdan McCrory (185) VS Josh Samman (186)
Danny Castillo (156*) VS Nik Lentz (156)
Jim Alers (145) VS Cole Miller (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Leon Edwards (171) VS Kamaru Usman (171)
Vicente Luque (171) VS Hayder Hassan (170)
Luis Henrique (248) VS Francis Ngannou (254)

*Castillo made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 158
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ORLANDO 2015 is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 18th, 2015

Scale Watch

Charleroi, Belgium: Merhy-Sylvera and Azaroui-Sder make weight

Ryad Merhy versus Louis Sylvera
Belgian cruiserweight Ryad Merhy, 17-0-0(14) looked sharp when he tipped the scales at 89,000 for his vacant WBC Silver Intl championship against Canadian champion Louis Sylvera, 7-3-0(3). The visitor was slightly heavier at 89,100.

The fight of Saturday at the Spiroudôme of Charleroi, Belgium is live on RTL TV.

Imad Azaroui, 8-0-0(1), 66,400 is fighting compatriot Mouhamed Sder, 8-2-2(2), 66,200, for the vacant WBC Francophone welterweight title in the co-main event.

Date: Dec 19, 2015
Place: Charleroi, Belgium
Arena: Spiroudôme
Promoter: Alain Vanackere – 12 rounds promotion
TV: RTL
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December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Glazkov-Martin set for Jan 16 at Barclays Center

Today the IBF held a purse bid for the upcoming battle between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) and Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Title at their offices in Springfield, NJ, which Warriors Boxing won. The fight will take place on January 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The winning bid was $1,238,000 and the IBF has ordered that the split will be 65-35 in favor of Glazkov.

Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva stated, “We are thrilled that Czar is getting his world title fight right away and in our own backyard! The turn around is quick, but both fighters will have the same amount of time to prepare so it’s fair. On top of fighting for his first world title, Glazkov is going to get more money for this fight than we were offered for any other fight and we won’t be tied to any future options. This is a great deal for everyone involved.” (more…)



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Ortiz outweighs Jennings by 9.5 pounds

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Luis Ortiz 239 vs. Bryant Jennings 229.5
(Interim WBA Heavyweight title)
Nicholas Walters 129.5 vs. Jason Sosa 130
(Both bouts on HBO Boxing After Dark)

Yunieski Gonzalez 175 vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 175
Gabriel Rosado 158 vs. Joshua Clottey 157
Yuriorkis Gamboa 133 vs. Hylon Williams, Jr. 133
(Above three bouts on HBO Latino immediately
following HBO B.A.D. Telecast)

Jorge Melendez 154.5 vs. Steven Martinez 154
D’Mitirius Ballard 169.5 vs. Fabiano Peña 172

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Promoter: Golden Boy in association with Gary Shaw, Top Rank, StarBoxing, SMS, Peltz
TV: HBO / HBO Latino
Doors open: 5:30
First Bell: 6:05

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December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Sweden

Erik Skoglund 173.7 vs. Derek Edwards 172.8
Anthony Yigit 143 vs. DeMarcus Corley 148.3

Venue: Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden
Promoter: Sauerland Event



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Finland

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Robert Helenius 252.6 vs. Franz Rill 245.5
(vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title)
(vacant IBF International heavyweight title)

Venue: Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF 2nd Day weigh-in results

In tonight’s clash for the vacant IBF lightweight title at the Palms in Las Vegas, Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy bulked up 7.25 pounds to 141.5, while Denis Shafikov added six pounds to 140.25.

Also, in an IBF cruiserweight eliminator, Isiah Thomas added just one pound to 199.75, while Murat Gassiev gained 11.35 pounds.

Both bouts will be televised on Spike TV.



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Lee, Saunders, Smith, Kelly all make weight

Andy Lee 159.75 vs. Billy Joe Saunders 160
(WBO middleweight title)

Liam Smith 154 vs. Jimmy Kelly 153
(WBO junior middleweight title)

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: Sho Extreme



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Michigan to let promoters regulate fights?

New regulations governing boxing in Michigan going into effect on February 10, 2016, have respected boxing regulator Greg Sirb up in arms. “THE ABC should NOT accept any results from Michigan,” wrote Sirb in an email to Fightnews.com®. “How can these results be ‘true’ with the promoter selecting and paying the officials? Section 16 of the Ali Act states that all Judges/Refs must be certified and approved by the boxing commission responsible for regulating the event. How will Michigan do this? Also if the Commission is NOT selecting or paying the officials or the Inspectors – including the ringside physicians – if they are NOT tabulating the results or completing the Results page – are they really regulating the event? Or is the “Promoter” regulating the event? If this is the case, then this is a direct violation of the Ali Act.” (more…)



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters, Sosa Fight Week Quotes

Undefeated former world featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters and Top-10 contender Jason “El Canito” Sosa will face off against each other in a 10-round junior lightweight rumble Saturday. Walters vs. Sosa will open the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast, which will be televised live from Turning Stone Casino Resort.

Nicholas Walters: “I’m not sure if the fight is going to go past four rounds. It depends if Sosa comes to fight. I’m sorry, but Sosa is not going do to me what I did to Nonito Donaire or Vic Darchinyan. I’m a lion! I don’t know if Sosa is a lion. People are expecting a big fight, and I’m going give them a big fight. The Axe Man is very dangerous. He’s always prepared for a war.

“When you don’t know much about a fighter, that’s dangerous. Sosa will find out. Nonito didn’t know much about me until I knocked him out. (more…)



December 18th, 2015

Boxing News

“JoJo” Diaz: I want 2016 to be my breakout year

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

2012 U.S. Olympian and featherweight contender Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) takes on Mexican warrior Hugo Partida (21-6-2, 16 KOs) tonight at Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California. The Diaz versus Partida contest is for the vacant NABF featherweight title and will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised on the popular ‘Boxeo Estelar’ series on Estrella TV.

“This is my biggest fight to date,” said the 23-year-old prospect. “I am fighting for the NABF title so if I win this fight it is going to open up a lot of doors for me in the future! I am very focused and well prepared for this fight physically and mentally.”

Diaz completed a six-week camp with his father Joseph Diaz and long time trainer Ben Lira in his hometown of South El Monte. Also in camp was strength & conditioning trainer Daryl Hudson. “Camp has been good,” commented Diaz. “Everything has been great with sparring. I have been putting in my miles plus working on my strength and conditioning with Daryl. We are staying disciplined and dedicated.” (more…)



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