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Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Emily Harney Manny Pacquiao said at the post fight press conference that he was essentially a one-armed fighter for much ...

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Mayweather says he’s giving up belts

Mayweather says he's giving up belts

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Emily Harney WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he's relinquishing all his world titles on Monday or within a ...

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Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBO featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ninth round ...

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Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Unbeaten WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round ...

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Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Emily Harney The WBO lightweight title formerly held by Terence Crawford, who moved up in weight, will remain ...

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Boxing News

Browne hoping Chagaev fight lands in Australia

Heavyweight contender Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is planning on becoming a history maker and he wants to do it on home soil. Australia has never had a world champion at heavyweight, but Browne will get the opportunity to change that when he meets WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev. Browne was made the well-respected Uzbek’s mandatory challenger last month and negotiations are currently underway, with the Sydney-native crossing his fingers for a fight Down Under.

“It’s a really exciting stage of my career. I’m ready to become Australia’s first ever heavyweight champion,” Lucas, 35, said. “Even though there’s no date set, I’ve begun training already and I’m really going the extra mile to make sure the WBA belt is mine. I’m happy to fight Chagaev anywhere but if it’s in Australia I know it’ll be huge. The public would love to see me knock him out to win the belt and I plan on doing exactly that. (more…)



March 23rd, 2015



Boxing News

Joseph Parker returns June 13 in New Zealand

Unbeaten WBO #8 heavyweight Joseph Parker has announced via social media that his next fight will take place at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North, New Zealand on June 13. Parker is preparing for a three-week sparring camp with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Florida. According to stuff.co.nz, Parker’s handlers, Duco Events, have been in discussions with world rated Eric Molina.



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Masternak returns April 25 in Berlin

Cruiserweight contender Mateusz Masternak (34-2, 24 KOs) will return against TBA on April 25 at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany.

Also scheduled for the Team Sauerland card are local prospects including super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (16-0, 10 KOs), light heavyweight Enrico Kölling (16-1, 6 KOs) and heavyweight Burak Sahin (6-0, 6 KOs). All will face opponents to be named.



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN2 FNF will be on Thursday this week

Now in its final two months of existence, ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” will take place on Thursday night this week with a ten-rounder between undefeated IBF #11 ranked welterweight Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson (23-0, 20 KOs) and Breidis “El Khanqueror” Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs). The card will take place at the Hialeah Park Casino in Miami, Florida.



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Carmona expects fireworks on Telemundo Friday

WBO #11 David “Severo” Carmona (18-2-4, 8 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico will face WBO #9 ranked Daniel “Alacrán” Lozano (13-1, 10 KOs) of Bowling Green, Florida, in Friday’s “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” main event scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latino super flyweight title on the line at the Turner Agri Civic Center in Arcadia, Florida.

Carmona gave a courageous effort in his challenge of then world champion Omar Narvaez in December 2013. Though he would be unsuccessful, he bounced back in 2014 with two quality wins. This will be his first fight of 2015 and his U.S. debut. He has a very tough task ahead of him fighting Lozano in his backyard. Spicing things up, the bout will be a WBO world title eliminator. Carmona knows a victory will put him right back in position to again challenge for a world title. (more…)



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Tebow visits Pacquiao training camp

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow paid Manny Pacquiao’s training camp visit on Saturday. Tebow watched Pacquiao work out for nearly three hours in a gym session that including seven rounds of sparring and eight rounds of mitt work at Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is in deep training for his highly-anticipated May 2 welterweight world title unification battle against undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“It was the first time they had ever met and yet it seemed they had known each other forever the way they immediately embraced each other,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. (more…)



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Showtime primed for overdue boxing return

By Karl Freitag

In it’s first appearance in more than two months, Showtime Championship Boxing returns this Saturday with a double dip.

First the network will present the Sky Sports telecast of the IBF welterweight title fight between defending champion and hometown favorite Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) and #1 challenger Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) at 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT from the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England.

Then Showtime delivers more boxing later the same night. At 10PM ET/7PM PT, the network presents a clash between WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) and challenger Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) plus a jr middleweight ten-rounder between undefeated Jermell Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs) and 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs). Both bouts air live from The Pearl at Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas.

Previously this year, the only Showtime Championship Boxing telecast was Stiverne vs. Wilder on January 17. There have also been three ShoBox telecasts featuring up and coming prospects.



March 23rd, 2015

UFC

UFC announces Giovani Decker as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil

The UFC® today announced the appointment of Giovani Luis Decker as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil, effective early April 2015 . . . click here for more

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March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Castillo stops Rubio, Sandoval wins in Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

From the Tepatitlan Music Hall deep into the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, Round 13 Promotions in association with Gonzalez Boxing Promotions presented a club-level fight card featured twelve scheduled bouts. With music blaring from the discotheque next door under the same roof, a small but packed house witnessed the showcasing of the first timers and mostly new fighters that participated on the card. In the flyweight main event, Julio “Niño” Castillo (5-1-1, 2KO) had all he could handle with veteran Felix “Chapito” Rubio (3-10-1, 3KO), both of Tijuana, but was finally able to force him to quit in the sixth and final round. (more…)



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Stage Play “Gypsy Joe Harris: Son of Philadelphia” comes to Philadelphia

Anthony Molock’s stage play “Gypsy Joe Harris,” follows the life of Joe Harris, a man who rose to the pinnacle of the boxing world and just as quickly fell to the depths of despair and hopelessness. The biographical story follows the ups-and-downs of the legendary boxer’s career and personal life. This one night debut takes place on Saturday April 11, at 8:00 p.m., at the Ethical Society Center of Philadelphia. (more…)



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Sullivan Barrera targets light heavy contenders

Unbeaten Cuban light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (15-0, 10 KOs) is growing frustrated by his inability to land a top level opponent. The former amateur standout is willing to put his unblemished record on the line against any of the top contenders in his division. “Look, us Cuban fighters have a lot of amateur experience so we don’t need a lot of seasoning. Give me one top 20 guy and I’m ready for a title.”

Barrera says his team has tried to get him fights with other undefeated light heavyweights with no success. “We challenged Seanie Monaghan on Twitter and both he and his promoter publicly acknowledged they were willing to make the fight but then went silent. Thomas Williams is another top light heavyweight contender that we also challenged on Twitter. He said he wanted to fight but later on he said, ‘to contact Al Haymon, he handles all my business.'”

“I’m losing my patience trying to get a big fight. I know my manager and my promoter Main Events are doing their best and are keeping me busy but I want to make my move this year,” said Barrera.



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Does society owe boxing a debt?

Faith & family keeps Manny Pacquiao motivated for Floyd Mayweather fight.

Former champ Nathan Cleverly sets his sights on WBA champ Juergen Braehmer.

Only 300 media seats will be allowed for Pacquiao-Mayweather



March 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Ford opponent announced; Daniel Lozano to fight David Carmona

The season finale show of the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will come to the Turner-Agri Civic Center in Arcadia, Florida this Friday, March 27. The main event will pit the winners of the super flyweight tournament when WBO #9 and Latin Champion Daniel “Alacran” Lozano of Bowling Greens, Florida faces WBO #11 and Latin interim champion David “Severo” Carmona of Mexico City, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the absolute WBO Latino super flyweight title on the line and a possible chance for a world title shot later this year. WBO champion Naoya Inoue is sidelined with an injury. Lozano, 25, with a record of (13-1-10 KOs) will be making his first fight at home in Arcadia, FL and his 4th appearance on the series where he is (3-1). Carmona 24, on the other hand brings a record of (18-2-4-8 KOs), will be making his US debut but his 7th appearance on the series where he is undefeated.

“This is a tremendous fight to close our spring series, both fighters are world ranked, young and hungry which are the ingredients to make a great match, the winner of this fight will be in line to fight for the WBO title” said Promoter Zabala, Jr. (more…)



March 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

From the Tepatitlan Music Hall deep into the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, Round 13 Promotions in association with Gonzalez Boxing Promotions presented a club-level fight card featured twelve scheduled bouts. With music blaring from the discotheque next door under the same roof, a small but packed house witnessed the showcasing of the first timers and mostly new fighters that participated on the card. In the flyweight main event, Julio “Niño” Castillo (5-1-1, 2KO) had all he could handle with veteran Felix “Chapito” Rubio (3-10-1, 3KO), both of Tijuana, but was finally able to force him to quit in the sixth and final round.

Castillo was the much bigger man as the majority of his previous fights he had waged them around the super flyweight limit while Rubio is a natural 108 pounder. For most of the fight Castillo was able to manhandle Rubio in action that never got fluid but instead was full of starts and stops from clinching or just plain falling over each other. (more…)



March 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Rio Main Post-Fight

With nine finishes out of 12 fights at Fight Night Rio on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White said at the post fight press conference that he had a hard job picking the winners of the performance bonuses for the event . . . click here for more

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March 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Nathan Cleverly calls out Juergen Braehmer, eyes September date

By James Slater

Nathan Cleverly provided the expert analysis in the Sky Sports studio last night, as WBA light-heavyweight champ Juergen Braehmer defended his “regular” title against fellow German (and former Cleverly victim) Robin Krasniqi. And the former WBO 175-pound ruler from Wales wasted no time in calling Braehmer out after seeing the 36-year-old retain his belt with a 9th-round corner retirement win over Krasniqi.

Cleverly was all set to fight Braehmer back in 2011, before the German pulled out of the fight, much to Cleverly’s annoyance, the week of the fight. Now 28-year-old Cleverly (28-2, 14 KOs) is aiming to get the fight on at last, this September.

“I’m told the fight can really happen,” Cleverly told Sky Sports. “I believe this fight is on the cards, so I’ve got one fight lined up (against a TBA on April 25th) and if I get through that I think it’s likely that myself and Braehmer are going to get it on. (more…)



March 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

WBA interim world title twinbill in Germany May 9

On May 9, “Golden Jack” Culcay (19-1, 10 KOs) and Maurice Weaver (21-1, 8 KOs) will clash for the vacant WBA interim super welterweight title at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany. “This is the next big step for me,” said Culcay. “By winning the world championship, I want to show that I’m ready for the big guns at super welterweight!”

The bout will be the co-feature underneath the WBA interim super middleweight clash between champion Fedor Chudinov and former multi-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm.



March 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Saguilan defeats Villasana Jr.

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel

Jr welterweight Nery “Pantera” Saguilan (32-4-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Marcos Villasana Jr. (15-6, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones in Tlalnepantla, Mexico State. Scores were 97-93 across the board for Saguilan. Villasana is the son the former WBC featherweight champion of the same name.

In the co-feature, WBC female mini-flyweight champion Ibeth “Roca” Zamora, won a ten round unanimous nod over Suri “Tsunami” Tapia. Scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 99-91.

More results and photos…



March 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Rio Main: Maia Masterful in Decision Win Over LaFlare

What could have been a star-making turn for Long Island welterweight Ryan LaFlare on Saturday night instead turned into a reminder why Demian Maia is one of the top groundfighters in the sport, as the Brazilian contender put together a Jiu-Jitsu clinic in winning a five-round unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night main event at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . . . click here for more

Also see: Silva subs Koscheck

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March 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Lopez TKOs Padilla for WBA interm 130lb belt

Photos: Zanfer

Local super featherweight hero Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez (18-4-1, 7 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Carlos “Batey” Padilla (15-2-1, 9 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA interim world title on Saturday night at the WBA “KO Drugs” event in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Lopez took over in round four and punished Padilla after that. Lopez knocked down Padilla at the end of round seven and put Padilla on the deck again in round nine. He got the stoppage from referee Luis Pabon with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:24.

Minimumweight Carlos “Cochorroncito” Buitrago (28-1-1, 16 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (20-10-4, 12 KOs). “Dragoncito” was down twice in round five, but gutted it out for the full ten. Scores were 96-93, 96.5-93, 95.5-93.

WBA female interim flyweight champion Joselyn “Princesa Tapatia” Arroyo (18-0, 7 KOs) won a controversial split decision over Maribel “Pantera” Ramirez (13-8, 5 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 98-94 for Ramirez and 95-94.5 for Arroyo.

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March 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Rio Prelims: KO Kevin Finishes Kikuno in One

The story of Saturday’s featherweight matchup between Rio’s Kevin Souza and Tokyo’s Katsunori Kikuno was expected to be one of punches vs. kicks. Well, punches won at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a single right hand ending Kikuno’s night in the first round of the UFC Fight Night prelim bout . . . click here for more

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March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Giacon wins WBC interim silver title

Luca “Black Mamba” Giacon (now 27-1, 23 KOs) won the WBC interim silver super lightweight title moments ago in Milan, Italy, by unanimous decision against brave and tough Steve Jamoye (now 16-1-1, 2 KOs). Jamoye was down in round seven. The scores were 119-109, 118-109, 116-111. OPI 2000 and Principe Boxing Events promoted the show with Italia 1 televising in Italy, Fightklub in Poland, Kombat Sport in France, Digi Sport in Romania and IL-TV in Finland.



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer punishes Krasniqi, retains WBA title

By Karl Freitag

WBA “regular” light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KOs) retained his title with a tenth round TKO over mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi (43-4, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany. Spirited effort by nifty boxer Krasniqi, but southpaw Braehmer’s power was the difference as he rocked Krasniqi throughout the fight. Referee Tony Weeks gave Krasniqi a count in round nine after Braehmer power shots sent Krasniqi staggering into the ropes. Krasniqi, with a bad cut over his lip, didn’t come out for round ten. Time was :01. German media has never given Braehmer his just due like other German champions due to his well documented difficulties outside the ring, but he has both power and skills and hasn’t lost since 2008.



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius destroys Csomor in comeback fight

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (20-0, 12 KOs) made quick work of Andras Csomor (11-5-1, 9 KOs), blowing him out in the first round on Saturday night at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The first fight for the 6’6 Helenius in two years lasted just 62 seconds. The unbeaten 31-year-old, once considered a possible threat to heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, returned after injuries and an ongoing dispute with German promotional powerhouse Sauerland Event.



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Germany

Hot super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz moved to 19-1 with 18 KOs, after a spectacular ninth round stoppage over previously unbeaten Balazs Kelemen (22-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany. Feigenbutz stuggled during the first eight rounds, but finished Kelemen with a crushing shot in round nine.

Heavyweight Denis Boytsov (36-1, 27 KOs) scored a second round TKO when Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-5, 14 KOs) quit citing an injured right hand.

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Anthony Yigit (13-0-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Timo Schwarzkopf (14-1, 8 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 97-93, 97-93 and 96-93.

Cruiserweight Agron Dzila (22-1, 17 KOs) outpointed Bernard Adie (12-3, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds by scores of 117-110, 117-109, 116-110 to win the GBU belt.



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

World title tripleheader coming to Japan in May

Report and Photos by Joe Koizumi

A world title tripleheader was announced by Watanabe Promotions on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten WBA super-feather “super” champ Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18 KOs) will put his belt on the line against also undefeated OPBF ruler Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KOs), also WBC Muay-thai 135-pound titlist of Thailand, in the main event at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo on May 6. Also, newly crowned WBA light-fly champ Ryoichi Taguchi (21-2-1, 8 KOs) will make his initial defense against ex-WBA titleholder Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-3-1, 26 KOs), a Thai veteran, over twelve rounds. The first title go will be competed by WBO female mini-flyweight titlist Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-2, 3 KOs) and OPBF flyweight ruler Kayoko Ebata (8-5, 4 KOs) over ten. (more…)



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Nelson, Douglas, Salinas Win Female World Titles in Woodlawn

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

The night was a good one for female boxing as three Washington-area ladies captured world titles in front of an overflow, standing-room-only crowd at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. The card was promoted by Shawstyle Promotions and Shabazz Brothers.

In the main event, undefeated Ashburn, VA fan-favorite Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson captured the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Junior Middleweight championship with a 10-round unanimous decision over Kita “Ready-Made ” Watkins of Fort Worth, TX. Nelson used a strong right hand repeatedly to gain a complete advantage throughout the contest. Nelson dropped Watkins late in the second round with a picture-perfect straight right hand. Watkins recovered but was never able to solve the mystery of Nelson’s right hand.

Judges Kenny Chevalier, John Gradowski and Paul Wallace all scored a shutout (100-89) for Nelson, who has now fought 24 consecutive rounds of boxing without losing a round. Nelson remains undefeated at 14-0-3, one KO and captures her sixth world title in her third weight division. (more…)



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer favored to retain title tonight

Tonight Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) defends his WBA light heavyweight title against top rated Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany. Ahead of the all-German affair, online sportsbooks have Braehmer heavily favored at -1400 on average. Krasniqi backers can get +700. “The Moment of Truth: Braehmer vs. Krasniqi” is available to watch live on SAT.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK.



March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Lopez-Padilla clash tonight for WBA 130lb title

Photos: Zanfer

Super featherweights Emanuel “Pollo” Lopez (17-4-1, 6 KOs) and Carlos “Batey” Padilla (15-1-1, 9 KOs) will collide tonight for the vacant WBA super featherweight title formerly held by Takashi Uchiyama, who was promoted to WBA 130lb super champion status in February. The bout will take place during the WBA “KO Drugs” event in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, and be televised on the popular Unimas “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series.

Emanuel Lopez: “I have the opportunity of a lifetime, in front of my hometown fans, and I’m not going to waste it…for two months I’ve dedicated myself completely to boxing. This fight is very big and important. Thank God I have this opportunity. Going out with my hand raised in my own house motivates me very much.”

Carlos Padilla: “For me it’s a big challenge to face a fighter like the ‘Pollo’ and although he has 17 wins and it will be a very important fight, like I said, we’re coming with everything to win by knockout and take the title to Colombia.”

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March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Gesta-Molina clash April 30 on FS1

Former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it out on Thursday, April 30 looking to crash their way into the 140-pound title picture in the 10-round Golden Boy Live! FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Filipino fighter Gesta has won two straight since suffering his only loss to Miguel “Titere” Vazquez in an IBF light title fight in 2012. Norwalk, California’s Molina, not to be confused with the former IBF champ with the same name, has dropped consecutive fights to top talent in Amir Khan and Adrian Broner. Tickets for the April 30 Gesta vs. Molina card start at $25 and went on sale Friday.



March 21st, 2015

UFC

Demian Maia: The Long Road to Maracanazinho

Considered to be one of the best pure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players in the UFC, an unofficial accolade that has been part of his resume since his Octagon debut in 2007, Demian Maia is also one of the most notable representatives of what has been described as “The Gentle Art.” . . . click here for more

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March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

“Payasito” Hernandez defeats Casillas

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

Former WBO interim world bantamweight champion and hometown favorite Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over countryman Martin “Pini” Casillas (15-5, 8 KOs) of Cocotitlan, Mexico on Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. “Payasito” had all he could handle with the aggressive Casillas, but came away with a 97-93, 97-93, 98-92 verdict to claim the vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title.

In other action, Mexican heavyweight Vicente “Bufalo” Sandez (13-4, 8 KOs) upset previously unbeaten Thanasis Michaloudis (8-1, 7 KOs) by fourth round TKO to claim the vacant WBO Latino heavyweight title. Michaloudis tried to bum rush Sandez, ran out of gas and was eventually finished by the unheralded Sandez at :52 of the fourth round.

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March 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Gomez decisions Kamegai; Rios, Quigley, Kavanagh also post victories

By David Robinett at ringside

In a stirring battle of attrition, Alfonso Gomez, (25-6-2, 12 KOs), outlasted Yoshihiro Kamegai, (25-3-1, 22 KOs), over ten grueling rounds in the main event of the evening on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The two fighters slugged it out with increasing intensity as the fight progressed, with the judges favoring Gomez by an unfairly wide margin of 98-91 on all three cards.

Gomez, the former Contender star who had repeatedly stated his desire to rely more on his boxing skills coming into this fight, tried to control the action with his jab and movement while circling around Kamegai in rounds one and two, but the Japanese pugilist’s relentless pressure repeatedly forced Gomez to stand and trade in long, violent exchanges. On several occasions Gomez would land quick, light-hitting combinations and try and move out of Kamegai’s range, but inevitably he would get drawn back into close quarters as Kamegai walked him down.

In round four a seemingly inadvertent forearm by Gomez to the head of Kamegai as the fighters came together cost Gomez a point without any prior warning. That point loomed potentially significant once the fighters both made it to the final bell, but it ultimately turned out moot due to the inexplicably wide scorecards, even if the win itself for Gomez was well-deserved. The eighth round was a round of the year candidate, with both men trading bombs for nearly the entire stanza. With the victory Gomez remains in the hunt for one more meaningful fight in an already memorable career and Kamegai’s stock should not suffer much in light of his tremendous effort. (more…)



March 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing back at Resorts World Casino NYC

On Saturday, March 28, New Legend Boxing will return to the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, NY with another night of professional boxing.

Bouts announced so far are:

In the main event, undefeated super bantamweight prospect Antonio “Carita” Nieves (10-0, 5 KOs) faces TBA in the in his first bout scheduled for eight rounds.

In the co-feature, lightweight Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2, 6 KOs) will be competing in his first eight-rounder vs. TBA.

Popular female junior lightweight Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano (22-5-2, 10 KOs) will see action in a six-round contest vs. Fatuma Zarika (24-9-1, 14 KOs).

Tickets are priced at $150, $125, $75 and $50.



March 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy re-inks Sadam “World Kid” Ali

2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated welterweight contender Sadam “World Kid”Ali has renewed his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The WBO NABO and WBO Intercontinental welterweight titlist caught the attention of many when he became the first Arab-American to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. Since then, the buzz on Ali has continued thanks to his record of 21-0, 13 KOs.

“The undefeated Sadam ‘World Kid’ Ali is, without a doubt, a top contender to be world champion one day,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “I’m pleased Golden Boy Promotions will continue to work with him. We want to put on the best fights for the fans and I know Sadam is also committed to that goal, which is why he is a natural fit for Golden Boy Promotions. He is a tough fighter willing to fight anyone, and that’s what you need to do in order to become a champion.”



March 20th, 2015


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