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Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Photo: Team Bronco Billy After recording another first round knockout last Saturday in Bolivia, WBC #16 rated heavyweight Bronco Billy Wright (48-4, 38 ...

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Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Ramon Alvarez 154 vs. Richard Gutierrez 154 David Carmona 115 vs. Warlito Parrenas 113 (WBO interim super flyweight title) Hernan Marquez 116 vs. ...

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Guevara, Lopez make weight

Guevara, Lopez make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Cesar Ceron Pedro Guevara 107.8 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.8 (WBC light flyweight title) Alberto Guevara 118.1 vs. Oscar Blanquet 119 Mario Lozano ...

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Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez WBC light flyweight champion Pedro "Pedrin" Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KOs) and mandatory challenger Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 15 ...

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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Boxing News

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Sanchez dropped Ramos once in round one and twice in round two. Time was 2:42. The bout was a non-title ten-rounder in the bantamweight division.

WBC female bantamweight champion Yazmin “La Rusita” Rivas (33-8, 10 KOs) successfully defended her title by sixth round KO over Simone Da Silva (14-9, 6 KOs). Da Silva dropped her fifth straight fight.

Super featherweight Adrian “Chinito” Young (22-1-2, 18 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Marco Antonio “Poema” Juarez (17-4-1, 3 KOs). A Young barrage got the bout waved off with 15 seconds left in the fight.

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May 24th, 2015



Boxing News

Dirrell: No way I lost this fight

Despite suffering two early knockdowns, super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell sees himself as the winner in Saturday’s IBF world title fight against James DeGale. “They said I ran from Carl Froch and they took that fight from me,” said Dirrell. “He ran tonight and they gave it to him. All he did was run, no way I lost this fight!”

After his early troubles, Dirrell had considerable success by using his jab and quick combinations, but he wasn’t quite able to close the gap on the scorecards.



May 23rd, 2015

UFC

UFC 187 Prelims: The Magician Reappears, Beats Makovsky

Returning to action for the first time since June of 2014, flyweight contender John “The Magician” Dodson kept his number one ranking intact Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, scoring a hard-fought three-round unanimous decision win over number nine-ranked Zach Makovsky in UFC 187 prelim action . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Makhachev stays perfect in Octagon debut

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May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was sung, it didn’t prevent James DeGale from making history and becoming the new IBF Super Middleweight champion. DeGale battled Andre Dirrell over 12 hard fought rounds at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

The opening round brought out Dirrell’s vocal chords as he began taunting DeGale in the ring in a round where both fighters remained cautious while beginning to dissect each other’s defense.

In round two, Dirrell gave DeGale a cut above the right eye due to a clash of heads as Dirrell entered a clinch. DeGale couldn’t quite find his reach all the time but was able to drop Durrell and bring the crowd alive with a well-timed overhand left hook. It went from bad to worse for Dirrell as he was down again from another left hook as DeGale seemed hell-bent on ending the fight early. (more…)



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr vs. Reyes on July 18

Mexican promotional company Promociones del Pueblo has announced that “The Son of the Legend” former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) and Marco “Dorado” Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) will face off on July 18. The fight will likely land in San Antonio, Houston or El Paso. The attractive all-Mexican clash will air in Mexico on the Televisa network. U.S. television will likely land on one of the PBC outlets.



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale-Dirrell Official Scorecard

By Arvin Nundloll

A look at the scorecards show that entering the championship rounds, new IBF super middleweight champion DeGale was up 95-93 on two scorecards and 97-91 on the third card. Andre Dirrell needed to sweep the last two rounds to get a draw, but DeGale split rounds eleven and twelve on the two cards still in play for a 114-112 win.

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May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale defeats Dirrell to seize IBF super middleweight title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside

In a clash for the vacant IBF super middleweight title, James “Chunky” DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday afternoon at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. In round two, DeGale was cut above his right eye, but later DeGale dropped Dirrell twice in round two. Dirrell recovered pretty well in rounds three and four, but DeGale began to assert himself again in round five. DeGale landed some clean shots to bloody Dirrell’s nose in round six. Dirrell outworked DeGale in rounds seven to ten. DeGale had some good spurts in round eleven and twelve. Scores were 114-112, 117-109, 114-112.

In a light heavyweight matchup, Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (27-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round TKO over previously unbeaten Craig Baker (16-1, 12 KOs). Time was 2:22. Rodriguez landed a series of right hands, but Baker was in no trouble. Very premature stoppage by referee Bob Benoit.

Local welterweight favorite Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (26-2, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Chris Gilbert (13-2, 8 KOs). O’Connor dropped Gilbert twice in round two (once officially) with body shots. More bodywork yielded knockdowns in rounds three and five before the one-sided bout was waved off. Time 1:04 of round five.

Undefeated knockout artist Jonathan Guzman move to 19-0 with 19 KOs) was victorious when Christian Esquivel (27-7, 20 KOs) couldn’t come out for round six. The bout was stopped due to a cut over the left eye of Esquivel.



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Pierre outboxes Cruz Bibiano

Photo: Maryse Abraham

Photo: Maryse Abraham


By Robert Coster at ringside

WBA #8 contender Evens “The Sun City Kid ” Pierre retained his WBA lightweight Fedelatin title with a lopsided unanimous decision over Mexican challenger Jesus Cruz Bibiano after 11 rounds at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti. The lanky Pierre (25-1, 17 KOs) put on a defensive boxing clinic that delighted the hometown crowd as Cruz Bibiano (15-10, 9 KOs) just could not solve the Haitian boxer’s display of showy side-steps and feints a la Mayweather. The pattern of the fight was set from the first round with the aggressive Mexican rushing in, desperately but unsuccessfully trying to connect while being peppered by the taller Pierre’s jabs and counters right hands. The decision (110-99, 110-99,1 09-100) by the judges reflected the total dominance by the local boxer.

Flanked by his manager Jacques Deschamps, the colorful Evens mentioned his desire to fight the world title soon. “I really would like to fight for the WBA world title this year and if could be in Haiti it would be a dream come true.”

In the co-main event, WBA #14 Azea “The Hitman” Augustama (19-2, 11 KOs) of Haiti/Miami, defended his WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight belt by crushing Dominican Eduardo Mercedes (28-13, 24 KOs) in three rounds. In other fights, Frank Gedeon TKO6 David Martinez (jr middleweight); Raphael Larose KO2 Carlos Pena (heavyweight); Juan Carlos Pena TKO3 Aneudy Matos (jr lightweight).



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Boston

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside

In the only heavyweight bout of the night, Danny Kelly and Curtis Tate fought the most unusual fight that I’ve seen in a while. Tate was knocked down twice in the first and only round but no count was administered, the first with an uppercut and the second with a sharp inside right hook. After the third knockdown (very dubious as Tate just collapsed on the ground) the referee declared a TKO victory for Kelly. The official time of the stoppage was 1:05 in round one. Kelly is now 8-1-1 with 7 KOs and Tate falls to 7-6 with 6 KOs.

Gary O’Sullivan dominated in his middleweight fight against Melvin Betancourt and delivered a TKO victory for his fans. O’Sullivan knocked down Melvin Betancourt twice in round two, the first with a well-timed right cross but the second knockdown appeared to be a blow to the back of the head. The referee, quite ignorantly, delivered a 10 count while Betancourt was clearly in need of medical attention. The official time of the stoppage was in 2:46 in the second round, O’Sullivan moves to 21-1 with 14 KOs while Betancourt tastes defeat for only the second time and is now 29-2 with 23 KOs.

Super featherweight Ryan Kielczweski (23-1, 7 KOs) delighted the hometown crowd by surprisingly knocking out Anthony Napunyi (11-12,7 KOs) in the first round. Kielczweski started slowly but once his fans made their voices from the crowd he swarmed in for the kill after delivering some heavy handed body combinations. As he turned away, Napunyi still continued to sustain punishment and took a knee before being counted out. The official time of the stoppage was 2:54 of round one.

In an eventful welterweight clash, Logan McGuinness picked himself up off the canvas from a flash knockdown in round one to go the distance to defeat Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. McGuinness hit the deck in round 1 after taking a straight left jab but recovered well to outbox Cuevas from round two onwards. Solid body combinations and ring movement allowed McGuinness to convince all of the judges that he had won with scores reading 57-56 across the board. McGuinness moves to 23-0-1 (10 KOs) while Cuevas drops to 17-14 (15 KOs).

Immanuel Aleem didn’t care about anything else but getting the early knockout in his middleweight bout that was scheduled for six rounds and he didn’t disappoint. He delivered a devastating left hook followed by a cross hook to keep David Toribio down for the count. The official time of the stoppage was 0:30 in round one. Aleem continued his undefeated streak and moves to 13-0, 8 KOs while Toribio picks up another loss and is at 21-15, 14 KOs.

Edwin Espinal bullied Alvaro Enriquez over four rounds in their light heavyweight fight. Espinal controlled the pace and action from the opening bell and continued to punish Alvaro with succinctly timed body shots. All three judges scored the fight 40-35 to Edwin Espinal who now picks up his sixth win (6-0, 4KOs) while Enriquez falls to 5-14-2, 1KO).

Antonio Russell (2-0, 2 KOs) made light work of Brandon Garvin (0-2) in their scheduled four round bantamweight bout. Russell barely broke a sweat and delivered a seemingly normal right hook that instantly dropped Garvin just as the action began to pick up in the opening round. The referee determined that Garvin was in no shape to continue and stopped proceedings at 1:03 in round one.



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale: I’m obsessed with making history

James DeGale says his “obsession” to create history as the first British Olympic gold medallist to win a World title will drive him on to victory when he faces Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF World Super Middleweight title in Boston this afternoon on NBC. “I can’t wait to bring the belt home for the fans,” said DeGale. “It’s been a 16-week camp come fight night, so it’s been a long time. My body and mind feel ready to fight, I am so sharp and in a very good place. I’ve had the groin operations and even in the Gonzalez fight, I wasn’t at my physical best and the same against Periban – my movement was jittery but now I am flowing, it feels right – and you are going to see that on Saturday.

“Gonzalez came over to England, trained by Virgil Hunter, highly rated, and I took him apart carrying an injury. Six months before I KO’d Periban he’d pushed Sakio Bika all the way for 12 rounds, he had never been dropped and never been stopped, and I did it. Now I am injury-free, you are going to see the best of me.”



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Josean Figueroa returns June 13

The boxing series “Boxeo Al Maximo” presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with H2 Entertainment and Roc Nation Sports returns on Saturday June 13 at the Ismael Delgado Coliseum in Aguada, Puerto Rico. Super bantamweight Josean ‘El Tren’ Figueroa (8-3-2, 7 KOs) will headline the show when he clashes against Jonel Nieves (4-1, 2 KOs) in an eight round bout. Figueroa is coming from a brilliant performance against top prospect Jose ‘Wonder Boy’ Lopez on past February 7 in Carolina, P.R that ended in a majority draw. (more…)



May 23rd, 2015

UFC

Cerrone says Makdessi “brings it”

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says there’s no chance he’ll underestimate his opponent at UFC 187 on Saturday night, even if everyone else is . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Commey stops Mamadjonov

Unbeaten lightweight Richard Commey (22-0, 20 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over southpaw Bahodir “Baha” Mamadjonov (17-2, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). Commey dropped the awkward Mamadjonov in round eight and got the stoppage with a furious followup barrage. Time was 1:48.

Unbeaten middleweight Arif Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Darnell Boone (21-22-4, 10 KOs). Magomedov dropped Boone in round one, Boone beat the count and the bout continued, but about 20-30 seconds later, the bout was bizarrely waved off.

Lightweights Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez (13-0-1, 4 KOs) and Angel Hernandez (9-4-1, 5 KOs) battled an eight round majority draw. Scores were 77-75 Gutierrez, 76-76, 76-76.



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

U.S. Court issues final decision in favor of Oquendo

Will ruling KO announced Chagaev-Pianeta clash?

Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Boxing announced today that District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a 41-page final opinion and order in Oquendo vs. Terek Box Event (Case no. 14-cv-9835) awarding Oquendo damages and interest in excess of $800,000 against Chagaev’s promoter, Terek Box Event, and a permanent injunction enjoining Terek from, among other things, “promoting or managing Ruslan Chagaev in any bout for the World Boxing Association (“WBA”) World Heavyweight Championship or in any bout at which his WBA championship would be at stake, other than such a bout between Fres Oquendo and Mr. Chagaev.”

On May 12, 2015, Chagaev participated in a press conference with Francesco Pianeta to announce a bout on July 11, 2015 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany for the WBA World Championship. On May 14, 2015, the Court issued an order for Terek to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for violating the Court’s preliminary injunction prohibiting Terek from promoting or managing Chagaev in a WBA title bout other than a rematch with Oquendo. The contempt of court proceedings are scheduled to be heard on June 4, 2015.

“We have provided a copy of the Court’s final decision to the WBA and its counsel and are awaiting the WBA’s public announcement on this matter,” said John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions. “The U.S. Federal Court has unambiguously spoken and issued a well-reasoned opinion in upholding Oquendo’s contract for a $1 million purse and his right to a rematch with Chagaev, and we are confident that the WBA will do the right thing and respect the Court’s decision on this matter.” (more…)



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Bryan remains unbeaten in Nashville

Unbeaten Trevor “The American Dream” Bryan (14-0, 10 KOs) won a competitive but unanimous decision over a very game Jamal Woods (6-20-3, 6 KOs) Friday night. The main event took place at the San Jose Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. The sold out crowd gave both fighters a standing ovation as they were entertained with two way action from bell to bell. Bryan clearly won the fight, 80-72 on all three judges scorecards, but Woods gave a very solid effort over the eight rounds. Arellano Boxing promoted the card.



May 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Hunter destroys Escalante in one

Super featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (21-3, 11 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of Antonio Escanate (29-8, 20 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California. Hunter dropped Escalante twice in round one and had him going down again when the bout was waved off. Time was 2:45.

Unbeaten featherweight Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (18-0-1, 13 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over 1996 Olympian Alfred Tetteh (19-4-1, 15 KOs). A body shot finished the 39-year-old Tetteh at 2:49.

Seven-foot heavyweight Taishan Dong (5-0, 3 KOs) scored a first round KO over 291 lb. Lance Gauch (5-9-2, 3 KOs). Time was 2:32.

Middleweight Paul Valenzuela (8-1-1, 5 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten Antonio Gutierrez (18-1-1, 8 KOs), winning an entertaining six round majority decision. It was a slugfest with Valenzuela prevailing 60-54, 58-56 and 57-57.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN2 FNF bows out as Fedosov and Thompson win Boxcino finals

The last telecast of the long-running ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” series took place Friday night in the temporary outdoor arena outside the Omega Products Center in Corona, California.

Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight Final
Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs). Fedosov looked good, dropping Dennis in rounds three, seven and eight before the bout was halted. Time was :54.

Boxcino 2015 Junior Middleweight Final
John “Apollo Kid” Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs) scored a brutal second round TKO over Brandon “The Cannon” Adams (17-2, 12 KOs). Adams, who failed to make the 154 lb limit, dropped Thompson in round one. Thompson came back to drop Adams twice in round two before getting the stoppage with a further barrage of punches. Time was 2:18. Thompson was originally an alternate in the tournament, but he ended up going all the way.

Lightweight Angel Martinez (6-1-1, 2 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage of previously unbeaten Andres Figueroa (5-1, 3 KOs). Time 1:09. Figueroa down once in round five, then got battered.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Metepec, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodríguez

Rey Vargas 121.7 vs. Edward Mansito 121.7
(WBC super bantamweight international title)

Ibeth Zamora 107.8 vs. Jolene Blackshear 105.2
(WBC female light flyweight title)

Juan José “Piquet“ Martínez 135.8 vs. Isidro Curiel 135.8
Enrique Ángeles Jr. 127 vs. Josué Veraza 127

Venue: Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial de Metepec, Estado de México
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Herrera-Lundy update

The July 11 clash between former interim super lightweight titleholder Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) and “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) will be officially announced next Thursday in Los Angeles. The bout will be a ten-rounder for the vacant NABF super lightweight title and take place at the famed LA Sports Arena. HBO Latino will televise. The co-main event fighters will be announced next week. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday and start at just $10.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World Super Middleweight title in Boston tomorrow night live on NBC.
The respect at yesterday’s press conference was followed by a tense exchange outside of the historic Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston as temperatures rose between the rivals in the lunchtime heat. DeGale tipped the scales at 167.2lbs and Dirrell weighed in at 167.8lbs, and when the duo posed for photos they went nose-to-nose – and DeGale believes that his opponent has only just realized the scale of the fight ahead.

“He told me that it’s just got serious – I told him it was serious two months ago,” said DeGale. “I am ready and I am good to go. I said to him to make sure that he comes to have a proper fight, don’t try to nick the title. We’ll see, fight night is tomorrow so it’s all on and I’ll do my talking in the ring. I’ve trained for 16 weeks knowing that I can be a world champion and make history, it’s all on tomorrow, I’ve trained so hard and I am in fantastic shape. I have always said the better the opposition the better I will box. I am confident I am bringing the belt back.”

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May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Shabranskyy headlines in Philly June 30

Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes returns to Philadelphia on June 30 for a special night of boxing from the 2300 Arena. In the main event, current USNBC light heavyweight beltholder Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) is scheduled for a 10-round bout. In the co-main event, east coast undefeated rising star, D’Mitrius Ballard (9-0, 8 KOs) will fight in an eight-round light heavyweight matchup. Opening up the telecast, Lamont Roach Jr. (7-0, 3 KOs) will face Christian Santibanez (3-4, 2 KOs) in a six-round lightweight event.

In the non-televised undercard, in a trio of respective six-round bouts, super featherweight Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) of Cheverly, Maryland, super lightweight Damon Allen (6-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia, and lightweight Victor Vasquez (18-9-1, 8 KOs) also of Philadelphia. Opening up the night, South Korea native Gang Yong Kim (4-1) fights in his adopted hometown of Philly in a four-round lightweight bout.

Opponents for all fights will be announced shortly.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

“Krusher” Merchandise Now Available At Fight Town Gallery

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Fight Town Gallery, the premiere Las Vegas Boxing Memorabilia and Souvenir store located right on the Las Vegas Strip and part of the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, has announced the addition of the KRUSHER merchandise line from reigning Unified Light Heavyweight Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Fans that cannot make it to Las Vegas for Sergey Kovalev’s July 25th defense of his IBF, WBA, and WBO Light Heavyweight titles can now buy Official KRUSHER Merchandise online at www.fighttowngallery.com.

For a limited time only, FightTownGallery.com will carry a selection of t-shirts, hats, training gloves, souvenir mini gloves, and more from the Ring Magazine’s, 2014 Fighter of the Year. Stay tuned for additional items including original hand signed items from one of the most crowd pleasing, devastating punchers in professional boxing today.



May 22nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 187 at the scales

UFC 187, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight between Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier and the UFC middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Anthony Johnson (204.5) VS Daniel Cormier (205)

Co-Main Event – UFC Middleweight Championship
Vitor Belfort (184) VS Chris Weidman (185)

PPV Main Card
Donald Cerrone (156) VS John Makdessi (155.5)
Andrei Arlovski (241) VS Travis Browne (236.5)
John Moraga (126) VS Joseph Benavidez (125.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 Prelims
Zach Makovsky (126) VS John Dodson (125.5)
Josh Burkman (170.5) VS Dong Hyun Kim (170.5)
Rafael Natal (185.5) VS Uriah Hall (186)
Nina Ansaroff (120)* VS Rose Namajunas (116)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Colby Covington (170.5) VS Mike Pyle (171)
Leo Kuntz (155.5) VS Islam Makhachev (155.5)
Josh Sampo (126) VS Justin Scoggins (126)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Povetkin pulverizes Perez in 91 seconds

By Karl Freitag

In a WBC heavyweight eliminator, Alexander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KOs) spectacularly destroyed Mike Perez (21-2, 13 KOs) in the first round on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin, the 2004 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist, staggered southpaw Perez with a huge right hand, then laid out Perez with another crushing right. Perez barely got up but he was gone. Povetkin quickly put him on the deck again and it was over. Time was 1:31. Povetkin is now the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder.



May 22nd, 2015

UFC

Cormier ready for “Bully” Johnson

No matter what Daniel Cormier says about him, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson insists he’s no bully.

When he gets hit, Johnson hits back. That’s his mentality . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Drozd retains WBC cruiserweight belt

By Karl Freitag

WBC cruiserweight champion Grigory Drozd (40-1, 28 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over late sub Lukasz Janik (28-3, 15 KOs) in his first world title defense on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. In a one-sided bout, Drozd dropped Janik in round seven and almost stopped him. The bout was finally waved off by referee Ian John-Lewis at :50 of round nine. All three judges had it a shutout. Janik took the fight two weeks ago after original opponent Krzysztof Wlodarczyk pulled out due to illness.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Donaire-Ruiz purse bid results

At a purse offer ceremony held today at the WBC offices in Mexico City, Promociones del Pueblo won the right to promote the super bantamweight final elimination bout between #1 ranked Hugo Ruiz and #3 ranked Nonito Donaire with a bid of $537,000.

The winner of this final elimination bout will become the mandatory contender in the super bantamweight division. The Donaire camp, however, is expected to go in another direction.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chakhkiev KOs Wright in eight to win IBO belt

By Karl Freitag

Cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev (23-1, 18 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over previously unbeaten Junior Anthony Wright (13-1-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. The awkward Wright frustrated Chakhkiev for most the fight, but Chakhkiev put him down for the count with a body shot in round eight. Time was 2:39. Chakhkiev wins the IBO cruiserweight title.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sanchez, Ramos make weight

WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (27-2-2, 21 KOs) and veteran Walberto Ramos (23-6-2, 16 KOs) both made weight for their clash on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The bout will be a non-title ten-rounder in the bantamweight division.

Sanchez weighed the division limit 118 lbs. Ramos weighed 117.7 lbs. The bout will be televised by beIN SPORTS en Español.

Other weights:
Yazmín Rivas 117.8 vs. Simone Da Silva 117.2
(WBC female bantamweight title)

Adrian Young 132 vs. Marco Antonio Juárez 131.7
Pedro Campa 142 vs. Noé Nuñez 143
Eduardo Ramírez 122.6 vs. Alem Robles 123
Juan Montiel 149 vs. Gabriel Agramon 148
Jonathan Sánchez 118.5 vs. Gabriel Enciso 119
Karim Arce 112 vs. Jairdo Miranda 113



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell, DeGale make weight

By Karl Freitag

Both fighters make weight for Saturday’s NBC-televised super middleweight showdown for the vacant IBF title between Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. DeGale weighed in at 167.2 lbs, while Dirrell weighed 167.8.

Other Weights:
Edwin Rodriguez 176 vs. Craig Baker 175.6
Danny O’Connor 147.4 vs. Chris Gilbert 146
Logan McGuinness 136.8 vs. Gerardo Cuevas 142
Ryan Kielczewski 127.6 vs. Anthony Napunyi 125.4
Gary O’Sullivan 159.6 vs. Melvin Betancourt 159.6
Jonathan Guzman 124.6 vs. Christian Esquivel 123.2
Danny Kelly 239.8 vs. Curtis Lee Tate 229.4
Immanuwel Aleem 159.2 vs. David Toribio 159.6
Edwin Espinal 171 vs. Alvaro Enriquez 123.2
Antonio Russell 117.2 vs. Brandon Garvin 118.6



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Kudryashov stops Meroro in six

By Karl Freitag

Unbeaten cruiserweight KO artist Dmitry Kudryashov (18-0, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Vikapita Meroro (28-5, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. Meroro frustrated Kudryashov early. However Kudryashov came on and dropped Meroro in round six. He then finished Meroro later in the round with a body shot. Kudryashov retained his WBA International title.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Charr outpoints Leapai over ten

By Karl Freitag

In a crossroads heavyweight clash between former world title challengers, Manuel Charr (28-3, 16 KOs) won a comfortable ten round unanimous decision over Alex Leapai (30-7-3, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow. Charr started to pull away midway as Leapai slowed down. The second half of the bout was one-sided. Scores were 98-94, 100-90, 97-92.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sanchez-Claggett collide in Salinas June 26

Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature welterweight Alan Sanchez (15-3-1, 8 KOs) against Steve Claggett (21-3-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBA Americas title in a 10-round bout at the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California on June 26.

In the co-main event, loal super middleweight Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) will take on David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-15-1, 25 KOs) in a 10-rounder. Also in a televised six-round lightweight bout, Andy “The Shark” Vences (11-0, 7 KOs) will face Santiago “El Lobito” Guevara (8-1, 3 KOs). Fighting for airtime, Oscar “El Tigre” Godoy (13-4, 6 KOs) will fight in a six-round welterweight bout against an opponent to be announced.



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Juan Dominguez 122.5 vs. Mario Antonio Macias 124
Antuwyan Aikens 175 vs. Edgar Perez 183
Gervonta Davis 132 vs. Alberto Mora 130
Keenan Smith ??? vs. Luis Rodriguez 142
John Magda 168 vs. Miguel Angel Munguia 166
Bryant Perella 152 vs. German Perez 157
Kareem Martin 150 vs. Donald Sanchez 150
Jermonta Clark 150 vs. Jonathan Garcia 152
Carlos Gongora 170 vs. Efigenio Perez 174

Venue: The Claridge
Promoters: King’s Promotions and DeeLee Promotions
1st Bell: 6:45 / Doors at 6:00 PM ET
Tickets can be purchased for $100, $75 and $50



May 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Donaire-Ruiz WBC Purse Bid on for today

By Gabriel F.Cordero

A WBC purse bid between Filipino icon Nonito Donaire and Mexican former world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz to seek the official challenger for current WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz is scheduled for today at the offices of the WBC in Mexico City. Osvaldo Küchle, President of Promociones del Pueblo, said “Our company is interested and ready to participate in the purse bid and we also have the resources to stage the Donaire-Ruiz fight in Mexico or the United States.”



May 22nd, 2015


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