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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Boxing News

Weights from Monte Carlo

A slanging match between American Randy Caballero and England’s Stuart Hall was the highlight of an otherwise incident-free weigh-in at the Monte Carlo Casino ahead of Saturday’s “Title Tornado” tournament. With HRH Prince Albert of Monaco in attendance, the pair had to be kept apart moments after weighing in, Caballero’s camp making much of the former champion’s three defeats. Hall, for his part, had the raucous “Barmy Army” egging him on. The two meet for the vacant IBF bantamweight title. All the boxers bar former WBC minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong made the limit. The Chinese came in a smidgeon over (30 grams) and was given one hour to work off the excess weight. “I’m so ready to fight,” said card topper Martin Murray, who defends his WBC Silver middleweight belt against Domenico Spada. “No more talking, it’s down to business.”

Martin Murray 159.83 vs. Domenico Spada 159.65
Eleider Alvarez 174.78 vs. Ryno Liebenberg 174.82
Stuart Hall 116.97 vs. Randy Caballero 117.90
Hekkie Budler 104.94 vs. Xiong Zhao Zhong 105.07
Nick Blackwell 164.02 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 164.02



October 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Interview: Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #5, WBC #6, IBF #7 Lucas ” Big Daddy” Browne (21-0, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his scheduled November 12 showdown in Melbourne against Chauncey ‘Hillyard Hammer’ Welliver (55-8-5, 22 KOs) who he says is a tough opponent. Browne also talks about Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and Kubrat Pulev.



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Gavronski ready for Ibarra

On Saturday, November 15th, Brian Halquist Productions presents ‘Battle at the Boat 98′ live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with the first of six bouts scheduled to start at 7:00PM.

The main event of the evening will see talented Tacoma native, Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) face off against Gerardo Ibarra (14-1-0, 8 KOs) of Houston, Texas in a 10-round bout. Gavronski’s most recent appearance came on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights where he lost a unanimous decision victory to the highly touted Tureano Johnson. The loss was Gavronski’s first in what has been a very successful start to his professional boxing career. (more…)



October 24th, 2014

UFC

UFC 179 Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC’s return to Brazil this weekend will be met with several local favorites getting back in action, as well as a welterweight fighter looking for his fifth win in 2014 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Povetkin takes on Takam today in Moscow

Good card today in Moscow, Russia with former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs) taking on Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23 KOs) in an important heavyweight clash at the Luzhniki Concert Hall. According to “The Greek” Sportsbook, WBC #3 Povetkin is a -450 favorite and the #5 rated Takam is +350 in a bout for the WBC silver title. In other propositions, Povetkin by KO, TKO or DQ is +275 and Povetkin by decision is -125. Takam by KO, TKO or DD is +550 and Takam by decision is +700.

In other action, heavyweight Manuel Charr (26-2, 15 KOs), rebounding from his loss to Povetkin, faces Michael Grant (48-5, 36 KOs), rebounding from a loss to Takam. Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev (19-1, 14 KOs) takes on Giacobbe Fragomeni (32-4-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant European cruiserweight title. Unbeaten lightweight Eduard Troyanovsky (18-0, 15 KOs) meets Jose Alfaro (27-8-1, 23 KOs) for a WBA International belt. And in a clash of unbeaten middleweights, Arif Magomedov (12-0, 8 KOs) battles Michael Zerafa (15-0, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO Youth middleweight title.



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

Emmanuel Robles 139.75 vs Carlos Valenzuela 140
Dmytro Kucher 196 vs Galen Brown 200
Joe Delgadillo 238 vs Edgar Najera 233
Brandy Badry 138 vs Jillian Lybarger 137
Isaac Dogboe 132.5 vs Ronald Rodriguez 134

When: Friday, October 24th, 7:30PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents:
Ticket Info: SanDiegoFights.com or (619) 420-8866



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing returns to historic Maple Leaf Gardens Saturday

By Dave Spencer

Last time there was a boxing card at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, George Foreman was battling five guys the same night, Muhammad Ali was doing colour commentary, and some skinny kid named Larry Holmes weighed in at 200 pounds and was buried on the undercard. Tomorrow afternoon, after almost 40 years, the fabled venue once again sees boxing action as a trio of Canadian title fights headline the action including the main event featuring Eric Martel (10-4 7KO) and Dillon Carman (6-2 5KO) battling it out in the heavyweight division.

The choice of historic Gardens is certainly an interesting one, the storied building housed the NHL hockey arena that housed the NHL’s Maple Leafs and is now known as the Mattamy Athletic Centre has been renovated, rejigged and reconfigured and now houses a more modest 3,000 seat arena amongst its various facilities. (more…)



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

What’s on the horizon for returning champ Jermain Taylor? More

Randy Caballero carries on Coachella Valley boxing. More

How does a downtown Detroit boxing gym survive? More

Irish champ Danny McDermott honored. More



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Olympian Dogboe making U.S. debut

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2012 Olympian Isaac Dogboe (2-0, 1 KOs) will make his U.S. debut tonight. Dogboe represented his native Ghana at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Dogboe will take on SoCal local Ronald Rodriguez in a scheduled 4 round lightweight bout. The bout will be on the undercard of the Bobby D. Presents Card at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley in San Diego, California. Because of the short notice of this fight, Dogboe agreed to fight a few weight divisions higher than he normally would. Some Olympians tend to take the safe route when starting out their career fighting before friendly crowds in their native country. This isn’t the case with Dogboe as this is the third different country he has fought in just his third professional fight. His management is impressed by his willingness to fight regardless of the circumstances. (more…)



October 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Korobov-Lee added to Dec 13 Bradley-Chaves card

The exciting world championship boxing event, featuring the Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley vs. Diego “La Joya” Chaves 12-round welterweight rumble and the Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez, Jr. World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight world championship, taking place Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109), has added another world title fight to its stellar card. Top-rated contenders Matt Korobov and Andy Lee will battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight world championship. The tripleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

“Matt Korobov and Andy Lee will thrill fans in their battle for world middleweight championship at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Adding this bout to the already stacked December 13 show featuring Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves and Jose Benavidez vs. Mauricio Herrera makes this an incredible triple header and a wonderful way to close out the year,” said Todd duBoef, president, Top Rank.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Fort Washington, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing card on Friday, October 24 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:

Kevin Rivers, Jr. 127 1/2 vs. Karl Garcia-Rios 127 1/2
Venroy July 198 vs. Tony Ferrante 198 1/2
Patrick Harris 136 1/2 vs. Jeffrey Ramos 136
Shaborn Ryals 173 vs. David Rohn 166
Marcus Bates 125 vs. Edgardo Marin 122
Mario Flores 180 1/2 vs. Marcellus Yates 176 1/2
Cobia Breedy 128 1/2 vs. Thomas Herrera 131



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Somerset, NJ

Antoine Douglas 162 vs. Jose Medina 163
Jorge Diaz 127 vs. Jose Haro 125
John Magda 167 vs. Edgar Perez 174
Bienvenido Diaz 131 vs. William Harris 131
Leon Johnson 200 vs. Ray Santiago 228
Glenn Dezurn 125 vs. Raymond Chacon 124
Caleb Hernandez 146 vs. Anton Williamson 147
Anthony Cintron 126 vs. Rennard Oliver 125

Promoter: GH3 Promotions
Venue: Ukrainian Cultural Center
1st Bell: 7:30 PM



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Former IBF President Hiawatha Knight Passes

IBF Statement: Unfortunately, this morning we received the sad news that Hiawatha Knight passed away yesterday. We are deeply saddened by this loss and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knight family during this difficult time. Hiawatha was a founding member of the organization, held the position of President for a couple of years, and served on our Board of Directors until recently.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

USA Olympian Jose Ramirez ready for his biggest fight this Saturday

“Freddie Roach shortened my big punches and sharpened my attack,” USA Olympian Jose Ramirez told reporters at a press conference here today. Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs), of Avenal, Ca., is taking on David Rodela (17-9-4, 7 KOs) of Oxnard, Ca. in the main event ‘Fight For the Water 3′ at the Selland Arena.

“Rodela has been in some big fights,” Ramirez said. “I know what to expect when we get inside the ring.”

Roach is with Manny Pacquiao in General Santos, Philippines. Marvin Somodio, who works for Roach, is coming in from the Wild Card to be in the Ramirez corner.

Local promoter and agent Rick Mirigian is expecting up to 10,000 fans to pack into the Selland Arena on Saturday night.

Ramirez vs Rodela is scheduled for eight rounds. The winner will win the NABF Junior title bout.

“I want that belt,” Ramirez said today at the press conference. Ramirez vs Rodela will be live on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate’s series broadcast nationally on UniMas.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz (22-0, 16 KOs) of Mexico will take on Kenny Lemos (12-8-2, 8 KOs) of Denver in a featured bout as well.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Undefeated Glenn Dezurn ready for Chacon

Tomorrow night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, undefeated Featherweight prospect Glenn Dezurn will take on Raymond Chacon in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

In the 8-round main event, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KOs).

The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions. (more…)



October 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 179 Main Card Fantasy Preview

Following a two-week hiatus, the UFC returns on Saturday with a powerful card coming straight from Brazil, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks to further cement his legacy as the best 145-pound fighter on the planet when he takes on Chad Mendes . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs Barranquilla Weights

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Darleys Pérez 132 vs Jaider Parra 134.20
(Interim WBA lightweight world title)

Liliana Palmera 121.55 vs Ana Lozano 121.45
(WBA interim female super bantamweight title)

José San Martín 119.25 vs Franklin Manzanilla 121
Alexis Díaz 103.75 vs Luis De La Rosa 103.85

Venue: Gimnasio de la Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla
Promoter: WBA & El Cuadrilátero



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Kayode camp wants TKO loss erased

Greg Cohen, promoter heavyweight Lateef Kayode, says the WBA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to his fighter, should WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz’s positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone stand at an upcoming NSAC hearing and his WBA title be stripped. “I think it’s only fair that my fighter’s loss be erased by the Nevada Commission. And I believe the WBA should reinstate Lateef to his former position in the ratings and let him fight again for the interim championship against a fighter that isn’t cheating. Lateef earned his place into a title fight and he deserves the chance to compete for it on a level playing field.”

Kayode ‘earned’ his WBA title shot with wins over Travis Fulton (22-37-1, 21 KOs) and Jonte Willis (9-10-1, 3 KOs) after moving to heavyweight from the cruiserweight division. He was stopped in the first round by Ortiz. (more…)



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek-Szpilka face off in Krakow

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It will not be my last fight – you don’t worry about that,” said former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KO) to his November 8 opponent Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KO) when both fighters met today in Krakow. Poland. Adamek’s response was to Szpilka’s claim that he will finish “Goral’s” career in Poland. “I was thinking about this fight for the last three years, and you know that this is to be or not to be for both of us,” said “The Pin.” Adamek-Szpilka will be the main event for a Polsat Boxing Night gala in a most likely sold out (already 16,000 tickets sold) Arena Kraków.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Groves ready for Douglin

Photo: Philip Sharkey

George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) is back in action on November 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The ‘Saint’ will defend his WBC Silver title against American Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) on a bumper bill topped by the domestic grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Groves returns following a unanimous points victory over Christopher Rebrasse at the SSE Arena, Wembley in September, in which the Hammersmith boxer claimed the European and WBC Silver Super Middleweight titles, and became mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell’s WBC World title.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring,” said Groves. “This is a chance for me to impress on a big card. I plan to steal the show! It’s a calculated risk, lose this fight and I lose my shot at Dirrell. But I want to stay active, I want to box as regularly as possible and I’m confident I can get the job done. (more…)



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Roach, Arum Quotes from the Philippines

By Karl Freitag

World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum hosted an international media conference call on Thursday. All three are in General Santos City, Philippines, where Pacquiao has been in deep, rigorous training for his November 22 title defense in Macao, China, against undefeated WBO junior welterweight world champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), which is now less than a month away.

Manny Pacquiao: I’m excited to fight again with a tall opponent like Algieri. I know what I’m doing in the fight. We practiced hard in the gym different techniques. I’m confident that I’m going to win the fight in Jesus’ name. He’s doing his best in training and I’m doing my best in training so it’s really gonna be a good fight.

Freddie Roach: My first day with Manny we went twelve rounds (with pads) and Manny wasn’t even breathing. We had a great start, maybe the best start we’ve ever had and sparring’s been going really well. We have over 34 rounds of sparring so far. We’ve got some great sparring partners with Victor Postal, #1 contender in the world, Mike Jones, a big 147-pounder (and others). All guys tall, I think some better than our opponent, but we’ll see very soon.

Bob Arum: [On Pacquiao playing pro basketball in the Philippines] Professional basketball, no matter where the country is that you play, is a rugged sport and a player can turn an ankle very, very easily. These NBA players are fantastic physical specimens and yet they get injured all the time, so an injury would have really wreaked havoc with the fight, so I was not very pleased. But Manny has assured Freddie, Freddie has assured me that that’s it. After he does the fight on November 22, if he wants to try out for the New York Knicks, it’s OK with me.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Martin Murray: I want to be Number One

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Murray

“I understand why reporters, fans will ask me about Gennady Golovkin, although I’m not fighting GGG but Domenic Spada this Saturday in Monte Carlo. I understand that well, but this is what happens when you’re #1 in our sport. I want to be #1. I know I’ll be ready,” says Martin Murray (28-1, 12 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. Murray is in Monte Carlo, where he will be challenged by Italy’s Domenico Spada (35-5, 19 KOs) with a likely February 2015 clash with GGG on his mind…

You were just introduced to me as the “#2 middleweight in the world.” Do you see yourself that way?

No doubt. We all know who is #1, but I think my skills, my dedication to the sport give me right to call myself that. I fought tough opposition, developed as fighter, mentally and physically, to have the right to think that. (more…)



October 23rd, 2014

UFC

Mark Hunt: People’s Choice to People’s Champ?

Four years ago, Mark Hunt was getting over a first-round submission loss to Sean McCorkle in his UFC debut and wondering where his career was heading. On Wednesday morning in his Australian home, he got word that he was going to be fighting Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 on November 15 for the interim UFC heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Arena Coliseo in Mexico City

By Gabriel F Cordero

The legendary Arena Coliseo in the historic center of Mexico City will once again host a professional boxing card when Mexican Nery “Pantera” Saguilán defends his WBC International super featherweight crown against Japan’s Shoki Sakai in an event called “War of Nations” on November 1.

The co-main event will local undefeated prospect Rey Vargas in a rematch with Filipino Sylvester Lopez. Former Olympian Javier “Intocable” Molina will be facing to Michoacan’s Luis Donaldo Prieto, Javier Prieto’s brother. Also in action is Lourdes “Little Lulu” Juarez, sister of the “Barbie” and Jacqueline “Jaky” Calvo, a student of WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez. The card is presented by Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.



October 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Erik Morales to work with WBC Committee

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By Gabriel F Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has announced that Mexican four-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales has accepted a position as manager of a WBC Training Committee, which is prepares boxers for their activities outside the ring. “We will conduct courses for the fighters to understand and learn about food, fitness, management, and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. We look to soon do a diploma for managers and boxers at Anahuac University,” said Sulaiman. “We will make the course mandatory, even for boxer licensure and have contacted the local commissions. If they want to be champions of the WBC, we would have to approve the seminars and courses.”



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