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Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime In the main event from Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs) ...

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Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Story and photos by Scott Foster at ringside Multi-division former world champion Roy Jones Jr (61-8, 44 KOs) returned to action Saturday night ...

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Estrada crushes Asenjo to retain fly belts

Estrada crushes Asenjo to retain fly belts

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco "Gallo" Estrada (32-2, 23 KOs) retained his titles with a third round TKO over Rommel ...

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Manny Pacquiao looks sharp in workout

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club ...

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IBF welter champ Brook floors Dan four times in blowout win, calls out Amir Khan

Photos: Lawrence Lustig In his first defense, unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) demolished #1 rated Jo Jo Dan (34-3, ...

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Taylor’s future is in his own hands

By Jerry Glick
Photos: Scott Foster (Taylor), DBE

When it comes to boxing in New York the big name is Lou DiBella, and his promotional company, DiBella Entertainment. However there is so much more to DiBella’s interests: He has his hand in the movie industry, and minor league baseball as well, with his Giants minor league team, the Richmond, Virginia Flying Squirrels, but foremost for DiBella is boxing.

Recently DiBella graciously spent time talking to FightNews about what is happening with one of his more prominent fighters: Jermain Taylor.

Making the kind of headlines that can only cause a promoter to cringe, former middleweight champion Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KOs) got himself into hot water last year. On August 26, 2014, Taylor was arrested on a charge of shooting his cousin, at the fighter’s home in Maumelle, Arkansas.

At the time of the arrest, Taylor was scheduled to challenge IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman on October 8th at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. (more…)



February 24th, 2015



Boxing News

John Molina Jr: We are going to take care of business

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Hard hitting super lightweight contender John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. (27-5, 22 KOs) of Covina, California is on the grind as he gets set for his upcoming fight with former world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Molina will take on Broner March, 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on NBC. We caught up with Molina at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California as he talked about his preparation and showdown with Broner.

“March 7th Adrien Broner and I, is going to be a great fight. Classic styles. We are getting well prepared, I’m sure Adrien is, we are going to take care of business,” Molina told Fightnews.com.

Molina vs. Broner will be part of Al Haymon’s new boxing series “Premier Boxing Champions on NBC,” marking the return of championship boxing on primetime network television. (more…)



February 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A Sakio Bika

Photo: Team Bika

Photo: Team Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) will challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) for the WBC light heavyweight championship on April 4 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Bika updated Fightnews.com on his preparations.

Have you started your training for your WBC light heavyweight challenge against Adonis Stevenson on April 4?

Yes, I have in Australia and heading down to America to continue camp.

When will you depart for the USA to begin training with Kevin Cunningham?

Tomorrow.

Stevenson has shown outstanding punching power in winning the WBC title against Chad Dawson and also title fights against Tavoris Cloud and Tony Bellew. Will his power be a problem for you?

Not really, I am more powerful than Chad Dawson and Tavoris Cloud. I have never been knocked out and I have stood toe to toe with the best in the world. (more…)



February 24th, 2015

UFC

Velasquez vs. Werdum set for June 13 in Mexico City

The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum has a new date, as the Mexico City Arena will host the UFC 188 main event on Saturday, June 13 . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ex-champ Eamon Magee in hot water for assault.

Already, there is talk of Manny Pacquiao retiring after the Floyd Mayweather fight.

How is boxing champ Carl Frampton still “the boy next door?”

Forbes magazine on Floyd Mayweather



February 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Euro champ Michele Di Rocco’s public workout in Milan

On Sunday, European super lightweight champion Michele Di Rocco had a public workout in Milan, Italy. That was the first time that Milan hosted a boxing champion’s public workout. The event took place in front of the temporary store of Leone 1947 in downtown Corso Buenos Aires and hundreds of people stopped by. “I’m very happy about it,” Alessandro Cherchi said. “And about all the journalists and photographers that showed up. Even city councilman Pierfrancesco Maran came to the public workout and posed for a photo with Michele. We will promote more public workouts in the future hoping to get an even bigger crowd.”

Di Rocco was joined by former Italian super lightweight champion Renato De Donato and a group of rising fighters: Matteo Rondena, Catalin Paraschiveanu and Alessio Taverniti. On February 28, Michele Di Rocco will defend his Euro title at Principe theater in Milan against Kasper Bruun on a card promoted by Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000 in association with Principe Boxing Events led by Alessandro Cherchi.



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Dawson: I am 110% ready for Tapia

Former world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson ( 40-4-1, 26 KOs) will clash with Glen” Jersey Boy” Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs) over twelve rounds with the WBO NABO title up for grabs on March 7 at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China. “The match up with Glen Tapia is one we are very excited to be a part of, fighting a top tier boxer from America on HBO is an opportunity we have been striving for,” Dawson told Fightnews.com.

“We see Tapia as an aggressive puncher with sound boxing skills and movement, the keys to my victory will be disrupting his attacks with my counter punching and using lateral movement to offset his offense. We have really worked on my punch output for this fight and we are confident we can mix it with Tapia and land some crucial blows. (more…)



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Heavyweight Charles Martin returns Saturday

Photo: King Sports

Photo: King Sports


Undefeated WBO #5 and IBF #9 heavyweight “Prince” Charles Martin (19-0-1, 17 KOs) will return to battle this Saturday night against heavy handed Brazilian Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round battle at the famed Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Martin will be closing camp in Big Bear Lake, California in the coming days. Love was stopped by Eric Molina on January 17 on the Wilder-Stiverne undercard in Las Vegas and dropped a lopsided twelve round decision to Shannon Briggs in Oklahoma last June in his two most recent U.S. appearances.



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

CSAC issues new document on dangers of drying out to make weight

The California State Athletic Commission will now include a new flyer titled “The Dangers of Cutting Weight and Dehydrating” in every license application. The document was prepared for the CSAC by the Association of Ringside Physicians.

PDF: The Dangers of Cutting Weight and Dehydrating



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford BWAA Fighter of the Year

"Terence is a terrific young man and well deserves the award of Fighter of the Year" --Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence “Bud” Crawford served notice that he has arrived as one of boxing’s newest and most exciting stars. But perhaps his most significant victory for the year just past comes nearly two months into 2015, with the announcement that the WBO lightweight champion has been named the winner of the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs), who is expected to relinquish his WBO lightweight championship at some point as he moves up in weight, takes on formidable Puerto Rican super lightweight Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) on April 18 in a non-title fight that will be televised by HBO at a yet-undisclosed location, which likely will be his hometown of Omaha. He will receive his Fighter of the Year Award at the BWAA’s 90th annual Awards Dinner in New York City, an event which many have described as the “Academy Awards of Boxing.”

The remainder of the BWAA award winners will be released on Wednesday. (more…)



February 23rd, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre Postfight

It took former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir less than a round to finish Bigfoot Silva by TKO in the main event of Fight Night Porto Alegre . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Hammer: Fury will be getting knocked out clean

Photo: Box Nation

Photo: Box Nation

Heavyweight Christian Hammer says he’ll smash-up Tyson Fury this Saturday night at The O2 and leave him on the boxing scrapheap. The Germany-based Romanian, ranked number three in the world by the WBO, believes he will cause a huge upset and be the first man to knock out the Manchester giant and spoil Fury’s guaranteed shot against reigning heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko next.

“It’s showtime on Saturday night! I’m here in London nice and early to finish my training and everything has gone perfect in camp,” said Hammer. “Tyson Fury will not go the distance against me he will be getting knocked-out clean and left to pick up the pieces after the fight. He cannot hurt me with his punches because I’m in the best shape of my career for this fight and he will not last against me.”

“He has been put down before, he can be hit and hurt. He has plenty of heart, but once I put him down he will stay down. I’ve taken this fight because I know I can get the Klitschko world title fight when I beat him. Klitschko is talking about fighting Fury, but he will be talking my name once a I knock out Fury.”



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

World rated Parker departs Las Vegas for Auckland

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Team Parker

WBO #9, WBA #10 heavyweight Joseph Parker (12-0, 10 KOs) will clash with American Jason Pettaway (17-1, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand on March 5. Parker has been training with former 1984 Olympic silver medalist Kevin Barry at his Las Vegas gym. “We break camp tomorrow (February 23) and head to New Zealand,” Barry told Fightnews.com. “Joseph has trained for the past six weeks here in Las Vegas. We will do our finishing work and tapering off over the next 8 days in Auckland. It’s been an excellent camp. Joe is looking Very powerful in sparring and has worked on his explosiveness in training and on developing new options for his second phase of attack. (more…)



February 23rd, 2015

UFC

Dodson returns against Makovsky at UFC 187

The long-awaited Octagon return of number one-ranked flyweight contender John Dodson will take place at UFC 187 on May 23, as “The Magician” takes on number nine-ranked Zach Makovsky at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza-Dib in the works

The IBF has ordered the camps of unbeaten #1 rated 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs) and #5 rated former IBF featherweight world champion Billy Dib (39-3, 23 KOs) to come to terms by March 17. They are to fight for the vacant IBF super featherweight title formerly held by Rances Barthelemy who vacated the belt on February 10, 2015, to move up in weight.



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Cojanu will continue in Boxcino heavyweight Tourney

Photo: Journeyman Management

Photo: Journeyman Management


Heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (13-1-1, 7 KOs) will be ready to fight April 10th for the next round of the ESPN2 Boxcino 2015 tournament. Razvan was cut by a clash of heads above his right eye in the decisive tie breaking seventh round he won to advance past Ed Fountain (10-0-1, 4 KOs) in the eight-man knockout tournament.

“Razvan received four stitches for his cut. He was ordered by doctors to have no boxing contact activity for eight to ten days. So he will be OK to continue on in the tournament and more than ready to face Donovan Dennis in the next round on April 10th,” informs Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak. Cojanu against Dennis will be an eight round semi-final contest. The final will be a ten-rounder on May 22.



February 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tablet computers to replace written scoring in Nevada

Filipino boxing legend Gerry Penalosa on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 

Kellie (formerly Frank) Maloney makes her return ringside.

Just another fight,” says Pacquiao on the May 2 Mayweather showdown.

 



February 23rd, 2015

UFC

UFC Porto Alegre Fight Night Main: Mir Wins by KO

After four consecutive losses and a year off during which he considered retirement, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir revived his career in emphatic fashion Sunday in the UFC Fight Night main event, knocking out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in 100 seconds, capping off a big night for the underdogs at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

Also see: Johnson, Alvey and Saenz win in Brazil

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sturm planning 168lb world title challenge

Three-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm will reportedly challenge WBA interim super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov. According to BILD, the bout will take place on May 9 in Frankfurt, Germany. Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KOs), coming off a draw two-time 168b champion Robert Stieglitz, will likely be favored against the vastly less experienced champ Chudinov (12-0, 10 KOs), who won the vacant interim belt against Australian Ben McCulloch. Chudinov is recognized as WBA world champion in the division along with Andre Ward (super version) and Carl Froch (regular version).



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin, Murray meet again

Boxing superstar Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and top rated challenger Martin Murray met on Sunday afternoon one day after Golovkin’s dominant 11th round stoppage victory at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo and telecast live around the world. They were staying at adjoining hotels and GGG invited Murray over to meet for coffee in the lobby. Very strong mutual respect from the two boxers.

With the win, Golovkin improved to 32-0-0 (29KO’s), including 19 consecutive knockouts as he defended his world title for the 13th time, surpassing Hall of Famer Marvin Hagler’s middleweight world title reign. Golovkin is currently the WBA/IBO and ‘Interim’ WBC Middleweight Champion.

Photo: K2
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February 22nd, 2015

UFC

UFC Porto Alegre Fight Night Prelims: Reneau Finishes Andrade in One

Fighting for the second time in seven weeks, Marion Reneau has gone from unknown to legitimate women’s bantamweight contender, as she submitted the number 10-ranked Jessica Andrade in the first round of their UFC Fight Night prelim bout Sunday at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Diaz defeats McNickles in Milwaukee

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Mike Ford

Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson was the scene Saturday night for a nine bout card put on by ‘Rough House Promotions, LLC,’ and belatedly titled “Valentine’s Massacre.” A bevy of local talent was primarily on display with the obligatory out-of-towners shuttled in to round out the opposition.

In the main event, a ten round lightweight contest for the “Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) US-Midwest Lightweight Title,”David Diaz (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) Waukesha, WI by way of Arecibo, Puerto Rico was declared the winner when Carl “The Assassin” McNickles (8-7, 6 KO’s) Chicago, IL was suddenly disqualified in round nine. It was a bizarre ending to what had been an entertaining scrap. (more…)



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez crushes Molnar

WBO Latino bantamweight champion, Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Rodriguez (11-0, 7 KOs) from Puerto Rico, defeated Hungarian, Gabor Molnar (16-7, 10 KOs) by TKO in the second round in a 10 round maint event bout held at the Francisco ‘Pancho’ Deida Coliseum in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez was suposed to face Dominican title contender, Luis Hinojosa but visa issues cancelled the fight. Molnar entered the fight as a one week replacement. The WBO Latino belt was not on the line because Molnar is not Latino.

From the beginning of the fight, Rodriguez was effective by being the aggressor, and attacked the body with lots of solid right and left hooks. Molnar visited the canvas four times, twice on each round, until the referee stopped the fight. (more…)



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

De Alba dominates Bustos

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Boxing fans risked their lives on dangerous roads as they trekked through a snow and ice storm to see rising junior lightweight Frankie Santos De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KOs) retain his UBF All Americas championship belt with a one sided but tough eight round unanimous decision victory over Jose “Flash” Bustos (7-3-3, 4 KOs) at the Econolodge in Allentown PA on Saturday night. In the co-feature of the nine bout card promoted by Kings Promotions in association with Al Haymon, undefeated super middleweight John “Mag Man” Magda (9-0, 6 KOs) calmly broke down and dropped Jay Williams (3-5) twice on his way to a lopsided six round unanimous decision victory. (more…)



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Murray on loss to GGG, possible future

By James Slater

British middleweight Martin Murray gave it his all last night against the fearsome Gennady Golovkin, ultimately being stopped in the 11th-round of an at times brutally one-sided fight. Yet Murray, in speaking with Ron Lewis of Mail Online, says he is “gutted” at the moment and is taking no pride from the fact that he extended GGG like no other fighter has ever been able to manage.

Murray, who was comprehensively and legitimately beaten for just the first time in his career (a number of people felt he did enough to upset Sergio Martinez back in 2013, as well enough to have earned a win over Felix Sturm in 2011, but Murray had to settle for a controversial decision against Martinez and an even more controversial draw in the fight against Sturm) says he wanted to show he is the best middleweight in the world against Golovkin but that he failed in his quest. However, Murray, 29-2-1(12) says he “definitely” feels he is the second best middleweight in the world. (more…)



February 22nd, 2015

UFC

Frank Mir Still Has Work Left To Do

“Absolutely not.” The answer hangs in the air and it’s the last question I will pose to Frank Mir for this piece. He faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a UFC Fight Night main event this Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on TONIGHT at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Paez recovers from knockdown to KO Montes

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (38-5-2, 23 KOs) scored an exciting fourth round KO over Ronald “El Salvaje” Montes (16-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Ocozocoautla, Chiapas, Mexico. Pez recovered from a third round knockdown to finish Montes with a hook to the liver in the next round.

Unbeaten super welterweight Ivan Montero (17-0, 7 KOs) had to work hard to win an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Michel Rosales (32-9, 26 KOs). Rosales, who had been in with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Mike Alvarado, Jesus Soto Karass and Marco Antonio Rubio, was in the fight all the way before ultimately losing his fifth straight.

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February 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia tears apart Torres

Unbeaten super bantamweight Horacio “Violento” Garcia (29-0, 21 KOs) needed just 30 seconds to annihilate Jose “Relampago” Torres (13-7, 1 KOs) in a bout for the WBC intercontinental title on Saturday night at The Centro de Espectaculos La Roca in Epazoyucan, Mexico. A crushing right to the head finished Torres.



February 21st, 2015

Boxing News

WBA elevates 126lb/130lb champs to super status

WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 18 KOs) has been promoted to WBA “super” super featherweight title status by the WBA Championships Committee, chaired by Gilberto Jesús Mendoza. The WBA “regular” super featherweight title is now vacant.

Also WBA “regular” featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) has been promoted to WBA “super” featherweight champion status and WBA “interim” featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) has been elevated to WBA “regular” featherweight champion.



February 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scale

On Sunday night Route 30 Promotions will present “Sunday Night Fights” in Atlanta at the Mansion Elan. Featured in the main event is undefeated lightweight Bobby “The Kid Bam” Hornsby (8-0-1 4KO) and he takes on fellow undefeated prospect Eric Anton (3-0 1KO) in a six round clash. Also featured is slugger Johnathan Cepeda (16-1 14KO) taking on tough Laatekwie Hammand (21-8 14KO) in what’s anticipated to be a slugfest.

Bobby Hornsby 129.6 vs Eric Anton 120.6
Johnathan Cepeda 159.4 vs Laatekwei Hammond 159.4
Javonn Barnes 148 vs Pedro Borroso 153
Steve Geffrard 181.8 vs Brad Austin 175.4
Nick Davis 260 vs Larry Knight 245.4
Jelani Bitoy 200.2 vs. Nate Nicholson 226
Rashad Jones 190.6 vs. Kristopher Yow 194.4
Orlando Jewell 163.4 vs. Derek Ntifo 164.2
Venue: Mansion Elan 3595 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319
Promotor: Routh 30 Promotions
Tickets: www.Route30promotions.com



February 21st, 2015


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