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Weights from Ciudad Juaraz

Weights from Ciudad Juaraz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Zulina Muñoz 115 vs. Vanesa Taborda 115 (WBC female super flyweight title) Fernando Cárcamo 143 vs. Carlos Gorham 143 Juan Montiel 155 vs. ...

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Weights from México City

Weights from México City

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Ganigan López 107.60 vs Jonathan Taconing 107.25 WBC light flyweight World title Pedro Guevara 111.50 vs Ruben Montoya 111 Venue: ...

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“Big Fred” planning to spank “Big Baby”

Big Fred planning to spank Big Baby

Undefeated WBO #8, WBA #9, IBF #14 heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) says he's ready to KO "Big" Fred ...

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Cherry tops Rhodes, Douglas stops Collado

Cherry tops Rhodes, Douglas stops Collado

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #14 super featherweight Edner Cherry (35-7, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Lydell Rhodes ...

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Jose Benavidez workout

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Boxing News

Crawford Camp cancels Postol’s stamp

Photo: Mikey Williams

During Tuesday’s Crawford-Postol kick-off presser, WBC super lightweight world champion Victor Postol presented a larger than life commemorative stamp of himself to his opponent WBO jr weterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford. The stamp not only featured Postol’s image but also foreshadowed the result of their upcoming fight, with a caption that included Postol’s record after their fight, complete with projected record and unified titles.

After viewing the artwork, Crawford told Team Postol, “There’s only one place for junk mail and that’s the shredder. I’m going to cancel your stamp and your reign as WBC champion on July 23. The new face of boxing isn’t on that stamp, it’s in front of you.”

Crawford’s trainer Brian “BoMac” Mcintyre then drew an X over Postol’s face with a Sharpie.

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May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford: I’m looking at going in there and destroying this man

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated junior welterweight champions Terence “Bud” Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) and “The Iceman” Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) faced off on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the kick-off press conference for their July 23 pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Terence Crawford: On paper everybody says this is gonna be a 50/50 fight. But in my eyes, I’m looking at going in there and destroying this man right here. I know I don’t say too much to the public because I’m always focused on the task at hand, but when I say this is different for me, this IS different for me. I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance, my first pay-per-view, and I’m looking forward to many more to come. After July 23, my record will be 29-0 with 21 knockouts.

Viktor Postol: I’m sure that I’ll unify the WBC and WBO belt on the 23 of July…it will be a spectacular fight.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, unveiled the entire pay-per-view telecast: WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) makes his first defense against Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs), WBO #1 featherweight and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KOs) will face WBO #2 rated Matias Rueda (26-0, 23 KOs) in a bout that could wind up for a world title, and former WBA interim jr welterweight champ Jose Benavidez Jr. (24-0, 16 KOs) meets Francisco Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs).

Also on the card will be welterweight Lenny Zappavigna (34-2, 24 KOs) against Ik Yang (19-1, 14 KOs) and 2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata (9-0, 6 KOs) takes on “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (34-2-3, 24 KOs).

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May 10th, 2016


Boxing News

Warren calls for Flanagan-Crolla unification clash

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has issued a statement on making a potential unification clash between WBO lightweight world champion Terry Flanagan (30-0, 12 KOs) and WBA lightweight king Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs). “In simple terms, no barriers, no excuses, let’s get it done! The ball is now firmly in Team Crolla’s court. Flanagan is ready and I’m ready and our door is open,” stated Warren.

Quite simply, Flanagan v Crolla has to happen. when has there even been an opportunity to see two world champions from the same city, in fact the same school, attempt to unify their World titles?

Far too often, politics get in the way of making great events, now so more than ever before. During my 35 year career, I have co-promoted countless of events with major promoters in the UK and around the world, including Matchroom so I see no reason why this cannot happen again. (more…)



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Cruisers showcased on ShoBox Friday

Four young, undefeated cruiserweights from the United States will look to make a name for themselves when they meet in the featured bouts on ShoBox this Friday from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. The cruiserweight division has traditionally been dominated by Europeans boxers. Friday’s U.S.-born ShoBox fighters will be seeking to change that perception. In the main event, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (12-0, 11 KOs) takes on Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (17-0, 11 KOs), while 2012 U.S. Olympian, Michael Hunter (11-0, 8 KOs) faces Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) in the co-feature. (more…)



May 10th, 2016


Boxing News

Ruslan Provodnikov Update

Former WBO junior welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky”, Ruslan Provodnikov is deep in training in Indio, Calif. with his trainer Joel Diaz for his June 11 Showtime clash against John Molina Jr. at The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.

“Knowing exactly the date and the opponent makes me unstoppable and mentally confident in training,”Provodnikov said. “This fight will start a new page in my career. I want to show the people that have already written me off the books what I can do in the ring. I will be ready for another war on June 11. I am very happy with the way training camp is going. Joel Diaz is a great trainer and is helping me correct some of the bad habits that I had in previous fights.”

Provodnikov-Molina Jr. will headline a tripleheader that will also feature a WBC super welterweight elimination bout between Demetrius Andrade and Willie Nelson, plus a battle for the vacant WBC lightweight world championship that will pit No. 1 Dejan Zlaticanin against No. 2 Emiliano Marsili



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Updated Crawford-Postol Ticket Info

Undefeated junior welterweight champions Terence “Bud” Crawford and “The Iceman” Viktor Postol will collide in a 12-round world title unification fight, to determine the lineal king of the exciting 140-pound division on Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate and the motion picture “Hands of Stone,” tickets to Crawford vs. Postol, priced at $304, $204, $104, and $54, not including applicable service fees, are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call AXS at (888) 929-7849. Tickets will also be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or AXS.com.



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Illinois Commission holds training seminar

The Illinois State Athletic Commission completed a Continuing Education/Medical Training Seminar on Saturday, April 30th at Garfield Park in Chicago. More than 50 judges, referees, and commission inspectors from both boxing and mixed martial arts attended. Also in attendance were instructors Celestino Ruiz, boxing referee, from Chicago, IL, Mike Fitzgerald, boxing judge from Janesville, WI, and Illinois Commission Doctor, Nicholas Rizzo from Chicago, IL. According to one attendee, the seminar was a success with much positive feedback. The seminar was informative and the instructors were knowledgeable and engaging. The Commission looks forward to making this an annual event.



May 10th, 2016

UFC

Sioux Falls and Chicago headliners announced

The summer of UFC continues to heat up, with two July shows getting intriguing main events that were announced Sunday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Darmani Rock: The newest Philly Heavyweight Hope

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia is known for having a rich boxing history. Philly fighters, whether they are champions or not, are known as some of the most memorable warriors to ever lace on the gloves. So it is understandable that the City is buzzing lately, as a new crop of promising boxers embark on their professional careers.

The group includes Jaron Ennis, Joshua Jones, Christian Carto and a few others. All of them have either recently debuted or are on the brink of taking that first step toward their dream of becoming a professional world champion.

Leading the pack of these new young Philly lions is Germantown’s Darmani Rock, a heavyweight who has won almost every trophy, medal and honor available to a young amateur fighter. So for Darmani, it is time to move on to the next level.

“As an amateur, you can’t eat no medals,” Rock said “You can’t feed your family off no medals. It feels good to be pro now and getting paid for it.” (more…)



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

McKenzie-Kucher clash for Euro cruiser belt

Cruiserweight Ovill “The Upsetter” McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) will challenge Dmytro Kucher (23-1-1, 17 KOs) for the Vacant European title at London’s famed York Hall on June 10th. It’s a big return for McKenzie, who just missed out on claiming a world title when he pushed IBF ruler Victor Emilio Ramirez to a controversial draw in Argentina last October.

“I’m delighted that Queensberry Promotions won the purse bid today and that I’ll be fighting for the prized European title for the first,” stated McKenzie. “This a fantastic fight to return back into after the disappointment in Argentina when I should have been crowned world champion. However, that’s in the past and now I want that beautiful European belt around my waist and then look at the world title again. Kucher looks dangerous, but he doesn’t have the experience I have and that will be crucial in this fight.”



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Inoue’s brother keeps OPBF 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Though WBO junior flyweight champ Naoya Inoue is nicknamed “Monster”, his 20-year-old brother Takuma Inoue (7-0, 2 KOs), 114.75, is also going to follow his footstep as he very impressively retained his OPBF 115-pound belt by disposing of Indonesian national titlist Afrizal Tamboresi (12-5, 6 KOs), 114.25, at 1:40 of the second session on the undercard of his elder brother’s defense on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Takuma, who had won the belt of the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) in his fifth pro bout as early as Naoya, displayed his improvement in quickly flooring the more experienced opponent with solid combinations and decking him again with strong rights to prompt the referee’s intervention. (more…)



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

What next for Amir Khan?

Carl Frampton visits terminally ill fan

Conor McGregor teases fan with Mayweather fight poster

Will Saul Alvarez give Gennady Golovkin the legacy-defining fight he craves?



May 10th, 2016

UFC

VanZant and Cerrone discuss their ‘Real MVP’

UFC superstars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Paige VanZant celebrated Mother’s Day this year by talking to Lifetime about what the day means to them . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Team Crawford Hits LA

Photo: Top Rank

World champion Terence Crawford and his team hits LA for Top Rank’s big press conference on Tuesday. Terence and world champion Viktor Postol will discuss their July 23 world junior welterweight unification title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, live on HBO pay per view.

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May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Kano, 18, defeats WBO #1 Sabillo to win silver OPBF 105lb belt

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Fast-rising Japanese prospect, 18-year-old WBO #6 minimumweight Riku Kano (10-1-1, 5 KOs), 104.5, decked a very important victory and acquired the Silver OPBF 105-pound belt as he defeated WBO#1 Filipino Merlito Sabillo (25-3-1, 12 KOs), 103.75, by a split but well-received decision (117-111 twice and 113-115) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Sanda, Japan.

The shorter southpaw Kano made a good start and took the initiative, whipping the highly regarded Filipino veteran, fourteen years his senior at 32. He also opened a gash over the left eyebrow of Sabillo, ex-WBO world titlist, in the fourth, after which the open scoring system indicated Kano leading on points: 40-36 twice and 39-37. (more…)



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC #1 Miura sinks Filipino Borbon in one

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Former WBC super-feather champ, WBC#1 Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KOs), 133, needed just 161 seconds into the initial round to dispatch Filipino Jimmy Borbon (5-2-2, 3 KOs), 132.5, with a single left leather on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been dethroned by Francisco Vargas in a grueling battle in Las Vegas last November, Miura participated in his first since and made short work of the overmatched Filipino opponent by displaying his awesome power with which he had badly decked Vargas midway in his previous bout. His rematch with Vargas is highly anticipated by our fight fans. (more…)



May 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao headed toward Senate seat

With more than 90% of the vote in, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao looks like he’ll be successful in his bid to become a senator in his native Philippines. “Pacman” is currently running eighth in a race where the top twelve vote-getters will be elected. Manny will serve a six year term.



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Viktor Postol hits LA

Photo: Top Rank

World champion Viktor Postol of Kiev, Ukraine arrives in LA for a Top Rank press conference which will include Postol and world champion Terence Crawford. On July 23 Crawford and Postol will battle in a world Jr welterweight unification title fight at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, live on HBO pay per view.

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May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA schedules Ortiz-Ustinov purse bid

The WBA Championships Committee has called for a May 19 purse bid for WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) against Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs) after the parties failed to reach an agreement during the free negotiations time frame. The bout will be part of the WBA’s ambitious heavyweight tournament announced last January in order to crown a single heavyweight champion.



May 9th, 2016

Column

The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

THE BUILD UP OF THOSE MEMORABLE FIGHTS

I was fortunate to be close to so many moments in the recent history of boxing when some of the BIG FIGHTS were in the process of becoming a reality.

There are specific elements that are needed to see a matchup become a world event, to become “The Super Bowl of Boxing.” One is the championship experience of both fighters, Champion vs Champion will always draw tremendous attention. An undefeated record, to have that 0 at stake is always thrilling. Nationalities and rivalries between countries. Pound for pound listings, amateur accomplishments, city and arena and some others simply make fans dream of the result while analyzing such factors and elements.

Perhaps the greatest fight ever was Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. Ali coming back to boxing undefeated after spending three years out of the sport with a movement that rocked the sports world. Frazier the reigning world champion. Madison Square Garden, the heavyweight title at stake …. Frank Sinatra had to obtain a photographer credential to get ringside, all the celebrities were present and the fight was a thriller which led to two other epic battles. My father was not WBC President then, but was there as the WBC supervisor and he would remember that night for the rest of his life as the greatest night in boxing history. (more…)



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Fortuna to defend against Sosa in China

On Friday, June 24, at the 18,000-seat Beijing Capital Gym in Beijing, China, unbeaten WBA super featherweight champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt against WBA #8 contender Jason Sosa (18-1-4, 14 KOs). The potential war between the two sluggers will be also be seen by an audience of nearly 100 million Chinese via cctv5 channel live broadcast.

Fortuna vs. Sosa was officially announced at a press conference in Beijing today as the first in an ongoing series of four high-profile events per year that will be put on by the co-promotional partnership of Min Du Modoson and Liu Gang of Max Power Promotions “MPP” and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing.



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Fighters to distribute food to Detroit poor

On Tuesday morning, promoter Dmitriy Salita will continue his mission to mix the revival of Detroit boxing with a strong social conscience. From 9-12 am, Salita and several fighters from his upcoming “Detroit Brawl” event, will help the Forgotten Harvest organization pass out food to deserving families at New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 8430 C L Franklin Drive (aka Linwood St) in Detroit.

The group of local fighters joining Salita includes main event participant Demetrius Banks, co-main event fighter James Gordon Smith, as well as James Ballard and Darrell Van Horn. (more…)



May 9th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam Rewind

Alistair Overeem put a stamp on his return home to the Netherlands on Sunday with a fierce TKO finish to put away Andrei Arlovski as he takes one more step towards a world title shot . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Smith to defend WBO title against Radosevic

Promoter Frank Warren has just announced that undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) will make the second defense of his world title against Predrag Radosevic (30-1, 11 KOs) of Podgorica, Montenegro. The bout will take place on June 4 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Radosevic is currently rated WBO #11.



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Hernandez-Harrison Prepares For National TV Hometown Bout

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Emily Harney

As he approaches his 30th professional boxing bout, there have been significant changes in the career — and the life — of undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison.

Harrison, a Roc Nation signee, will headline a nationally-televised (BET) Throne Boxing/Roc Nation card on Friday, May 13 in his hometown at the DC Armory when he faces off with “The Silent Assassin” Mike Dallas, Jr. in a 10-round contest. Harrison (29-0, 15 KO’s) will compete for the first time — as an amateur or professional — without his father, Buddy, in his corner. Professional and personal differences have driven a wedge between the two.

“Me and my father were going through some personal differences,” Harrison told DCMikeTV.com without going into detail. “Boxing is such a lifestyle sport that it’s hard to not have your life issues intertwine with your career.” (more…)



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

New Faces: Bryant Perrella

By Robert Coster
Photo courtesy of Matt Yanofsky

Good height, a southpaw stance, unquestionable punching power and an unforgettable nickname. He is six-foot welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (13-0, 12 KOs), hailing from Fort Myers, Florida – an up-coming talent in the already talent-filled 147lb division. Bryant is in his fourth year as a pro and has won his last ten fights by knockout. As an amateur, Perrella compiled an impressive 70-9 record and winning a bronze medal at the 2010 PAL Championship, beating the likes of Rod Kaladzic, Regis Prograis and Miguel Cruz, all of whom are today making a name for themselves as pros.

Trainer Michael Nowling explains what makes Perrella special: “There’s no single style to describe Bryant. He adapts to all boxing movements in the ring. He fights outside, inside, mid-range. He is the consummate boxer-puncher.” (more…)



May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Twitter reacts to brutal Amir Khan knockout with memes

Floyd Mayweather admits fight with Conor McGregor is ‘possible‘ but would demand a $100 payday

Conor McGregor hails Khan after knockout

More speculation on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor showdown



May 9th, 2016

UFC

Road to UFC 200: Fighting in Liddell’s DNA

Chuck Liddell is 46 years old. Nearly six years ago he fought his last fight against Rich Franklin. Yet if UFC President Dana White called up his old buddy and asked him if he wanted to fight, “The Iceman” probably has a gym bag with gloves and a mouthpiece sitting in the trunk of his car . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Nguyen wins comeback fight, Islam halts De Angel

By Kurt Freitag at ringside
Photos: Karl Freitag

Featherweight Dat Nguyen (18-3, 6 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Gustavo Molina (22-11, 9 KOs) on Sunday night at the Lakeland Events Center in Lakeland, Florida. Nguyen controlled the action throughout the entire fight. No scores were announced but we’re told Dat won by a wide margin. It was the popular Nguyen’s first fight after a 31-month layoff.

Unbeaten middleweight Antonio Tarver Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs), son of former world champion Antonio Tarver, scored a second round technical knockout over Jose Cortez (1-2). Cortez crumpled to the deck after Tarver unleashed a bombardment of punches and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:29 of the second round.

In the featured Bounce TV televised bout, unbeaten super welterweight and Olympic Bronze medalist Kanat Islam (21-0, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over Juan De Angel (18-4-1, 17 KOs). Islam and Angel traded explosive punches until finally in round six Angel was knocked down. Right after getting up Angel was knocked down again, this time he was unable to continue citing an ankle injury. Time was 0:22.

In a clash of unbeaten super welterweights, Miguel Cruz (13-0, 11 KOs) scored an entertaining eight round split decision over Samuel Figueroa (10-1, 4 KOs). Cruz and Figueroa battled hard throughout all eight rounds and a draw wouldn’t have been a bad outcome. Scores were 78-74, 77-75 for Cruz and 77-75 for Figueroa. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam: Overeem karate kicks way to win over Arlovski

Veteran heavyweight star Alistair Overeem made his case for a shot at the world title in his home country of the Netherlands Sunday, knocking out teammate and fellow top five contender Andrei Arlovski in the second round at the Rotterdam Ahoy . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Dat Nguyen back in action tonight

Tonight in Lakeland, Florida, featherweight Dat Nguyen returns to the ring after a 31-month layoff when he takes on Gustavo Molina (22-10, 9 KOs). Nguyen of Vero Beach, Florida hasn’t had the typical layoff of getting out of shape and thinking about missed opportunities. “I have been training the whole time. I own a gym here in Vero Beach and I have been training people for the past six years, so I have been in shape. Sure it is not professional competition but I am able to stay busy and am ready for the fight on Sunday,” said Nguyen. “I haven’t fought in a while, but I have no fear of ring rust. I been sparring and going through boxing techniques the whole time.” (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo: There’s no need to be afraid of a fighter like Golovkin

By Miguel Maravilla

Coming off a spectacular knockout victory over former super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) spoke about his win at the post fight press conference in the same ring in which he was victorious at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After a long wait, the Mexican superstar made his way to reporters. “First of all, sorry for the delay but I am ready for you guys,” he said. “I feel happy. Thank God we’re both alright. I’m proud and happy for this win. He was giving me problems early on but I feinted him throughout the fight and that’s what opened up that punch. It’s good to win by knockout but you don’t really want to hurt or injure anybody.”

On the topic of rival champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Canelo commented, “People say I’m scared but I’m willing to fight anybody. There’s no need to be afraid of a fighter like Golovkin. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Zhakiyanov denies claims by Tete

WBA interim bantamweight champion Zhanat “ZZ” Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs) claims that former world champion Zolani Tete and his manager, Mla Tengimfene, have been feeding the media a fictional story that Zhakiyanov recently backed out of a purported fight between the two, supposedly scheduled for June 4 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

“I have never heard from anyone about this fight,” said Zhakiyanov. “They are saying I can’t make the weight and that’s why I can’t fight him. I was never supposed to fight him! He and his people are telling stories.” (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Full Report: Inoue retains WBO 115lb belt by defeating #1 Carmona

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KOs), 115, retained his belt in his second defense when he dropped #1 David Carmona (17-2-4, 6 KOs), 114, from Mexico, with furious combinations in the final session, had him on the verge of a knockout and pounded out a unanimous decision on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Eduardo Ligas (Philippines) and Sawaeng Thaweekoon (Thailand) both 118-109, Ramon Cerdan (Argentina) 116-111, all in favor of the 23-year-old defending champ. The referee was Eddie Claudio (US) who worked well to handle the fast-moving contestants.

It was such a one-sided affair that Carmona, 26, showed only his heart and durability against the formidable titlist. Naoya finally caught up with the game Mexican with a last surge, badly dropped him close to a knockout, but Carmona barely stood up and resumed fighting. Should the third man have been Richard Steele, it would have been halted even with some seconds remaining in the final stanza. But Carmona managed to last the distance as he gamely withstood Inoue’s continual and constant attacks. We truly praised his tremendous gameness. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

The Canelo Industry

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


By Hesiquio Balderas

The sparkling new T-Mobile arena was full. The Mexican music was loud. When HBO’s Jim Lampley interviewed Gennady Golovkin, there were boos heard from the predominantly pro-Canelo crowd. When the TV screen placed above the ring showed clips of Amir Khan, you could hear the fans’ loud disapproval change abruptly to wild cheers when they cut to Canelo.

The popular fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, has become an icon. Obviously this has a lot to do with his fighting skills, his good looks and the publicity he has been subject to since the beginning of his career.

Amir Khan did quite well for four rounds. Canelo came on in the fifth stanza and then the redhead exploded a tremendous right hand on Amir’s chin in round six and the night suddenly ended in a very brutal KO. The Briton was unconscious for several minutes. It was a scary scene and Canelo went to check on Khan’s well being rather than celebrate his big win. (more…)



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