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Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME On Saturday, June 11, former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) and John ...

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Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In a sudden and shocking turn around, John Riel Casimero turned the tables on ...

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Boxing News

Super 4 cruiserweight tourney announced

South African promoter Golden Gloves has announced a four-man “Super 4” cruiserweight tournament featuring Micki Nielsen (21-0, 14 KOs), Johnny Muller (19-5-2, 13 KOs), Kevin Larena (13-1, 7 KOs) and Roberto Bolonti (37-5, 26 KOs) with $100,000 prize money on the line in the final.

The tournament begins on April 24 when Muller and Larena meet at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa. The winner of that fight will go on to face Bolonti on June 11, while the loser will be matched against Nielsen. The two winners will then advance to the final on October 22 where the $100,000 prize money will be split 60-40 in favor of the victor.



April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

McWilliams Arroyo Update

Puerto Rican contender McWilliams Arroyo will travel next Tuesday to California, where he will challenge WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, in the co-feature of the show headlined by the middleweight world monarch Gennady “GGG” Golovkin against Dominic Wade on HBO. The 2008 Olympian Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) will be accompanied by trainers Anthony Otero and Alex Caraballo, manager Orlando Piñero and the PR Best Vice-President Peter Rivera. Arroyo, ranked #10 by the WBC and #9 by the WBO, will be making his second try for a world title. In 2014, he lost a controversial fight against IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng in Thailand.



April 12th, 2016


UFC

Makdessi vs. Baghdad set for UFC 199

While a short-notice UFC debut against New York groundfighter Chris Wade didn’t work in his favor, French striker Mehdi Baghdad will get a favorable style matchup his second time around in the Octagon when he faces fellow stand-up ace John Makdessi in a UFC 199 lightweight bout on June 4 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki: I love to train in NYC

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “The Head” Głowacki (25-0, 16 KOs), who this Saturday will defend his title vs. former IBF champ Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) at Barclays Center (live on NBC, 8.30 PM), has already for more than a week enjoyed training with his team in New York City.

“I love to work out at Gleason’s Gym. So many rings, champions working next to real fans – the atmosphere is fantastic. Everyone is so friendly, there’s no animosity because I’m fighting one of their own!” said Glowacki, who after a sensational knockout against Marco Huck in one of the best fights of 2015, expects to do the same against Cunningham. “Right now we’re just working of making me as optimally prepared for Saturday as possible, building energy that has to explode in the ring. There’s no doubt in my mind, just like there was none before I grabbed the title away from Marco Huck. I will stay world champion!”



April 12th, 2016


Boxing News

Corley: I’m an impossible test for Estrella

Photo: Promociones del Pueblo

Photo: Promociones del Pueblo


Former world champion DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley (44-26-1, 26 KOs) says WBC #10 lightweight Adrián “Diamante“ Estrella (25-1, 23 KOs) made a big mistake in selecting him as an opponent this Saturday at the Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido in Monterrey, Mexico.

“I think the style of Estrella helps greatly for me to come out victorious,” said Corley. “He’s a very static fighter who has power but doesn’t move much and that’s where my skill and footwork will help me win this fight and beat a world ranked contender helping me get back to the top.

“I’m an impossible test for the Mexican. He doesn’t have what it takes to defeat me because I dare say he won’t even land a blow and he’ll finally despair and give up.”



April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ricky Hatton believes Amir Khan can beat Saul Alvarez

Britain’s nine world heavyweight champions

Joshua fight to clash with Fury fight

World champion Anthony Joshua reveals he wants to clean up the heavyweight division and the council flat he shares with his doting mum



April 12th, 2016

UFC

Zagreb rewind: What you got right and wrong

Junior Dos Santos was the popular pick going into Sunday’s main event against Ben Rothwell, but nobody seemed to think this fight was going to end in a decision . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing signs top Mexican heavyweight prospect

By David Finger

The growing stable of talented young prospects with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing has just made one of its biggest moves today, with the announcement that they have signed Mexican amateur heavyweight sensation Edgar Ramirez from Mexico City to an exclusive promotional contract. Edgar Alberto Ramirez is one of the hottest commodities in Mexico, with an amateur record of 90-5. He is a four time Mexican national champion and a recent silver medalist in the Central America and Caribbean Games. Last year he represented Mexico in the World Series of Boxing, winning two fights. (more…)



April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Algieri primed to derail Spence juggernaut

Photos: Ryan Loco

Former world champion Chris Algieri is all geared up to face unbeaten rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Algieri just wrapped up an intense four week camp in Boca Raton, FL.

[On training camp] Every fighter you ask will give you the same answer, but hands down this was the best training camp I have ever had in my life. I was already down in Florida working with Coach Jackson (John David) when the fight first began being discussed. I was planning on coming back to New York anyways, to celebrate my birthday with my family, and while I was here, we officially signed for the fight. I spent the next two weeks training with my coach Keith Trimble in New York and started my sparring there. It was a nice change of pace from my past two camps with Coach Jackson, in that as soon as I got to Boca Raton, I was already, not only in shape, but in sparring shape. I have never felt this sharp in my entire career, and it showed all camp. I feel stronger than ever, faster than ever, and mentally I couldn’t be more prepared for this fight. (more…)



April 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Clovis, New Mexico set to host first professional boxing card since 1975

By David Finger

For much of the 20th century, Clovis New Mexico was a place that could never be mistaken for Las Vegas Nevada (or even Las Vegas New Mexico for that matter) when it came to boxing. The cards were sporadic and usually featured local journeymen and club fighters, although occasionally an up and coming prospect would pass through town on his way to the world rankings. But for a few years starting in 1929 and ending in the late 30s Clovis was a hotbed of boxing in the Southwest. By 1929 boxing began to take off in Clovis, with nine fights that year alone at the Clovis Auditorium. Although the action soon moved to Cavalry Park, and then the Sikes Motor Building before settling on the Elk’s Home in 1930, the action still didn’t slow down with 10 fights in the city in 1930 alone. (more…)



April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Andrade-Nelson in WBC super welter eliminator

Undefeated former WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) will face Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KOs) in a WBC super welterweight title eliminator on June 11 during International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. The Andrade-Nelson winner will become the mandatory challenger to the winner of the May 21 showdown between Jermell Charlo and John Jackson, who face off for the vacant WBC 154-pound title.

The bout will serve as the chief support to the already announced matchup between former junior middleweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov and former world title challenger John Molina Jr.

Also on the card is WBC #1-ranked lightweight Dejan Zlaticanin (17-0, 10 KOs) against #2-ranked Emiliano Marsili (32-0-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC lightweight world championship. All three bouts will be televised by Showtime.



April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Joe Smith headlines April 23 on Long Island

Light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (20-1, 16 KOs) faces Fabiano Pena (16-4-1, 12 KOs) in the main event in the 23rd installment of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights series on April 2 at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. Smith, Jr. has reeled off 14 straight triumphs, including nine by way of KO. The native of Mastic is a Union 66 laborer (concrete) in between fights. Trained by Gerard Capobianco, a former light heavyweight contender himself, Smith fights out of the Heavyhitters Boxing Gym on Long Island.

“Joe has all of the tools to be a top light heavyweight,” says promoter Joe DeGuardia. “His power and strength, combined with boxing skills and stamina have him earmarked for a big fight.” (more…)



April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Chad Dawson tops Foxwoods undercard

The off-TV undercard has been announced for Showtime’s world title twinbill on Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connnecticut. Former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (33-4, 18 KOs), featherweight contender Ryan Kielczweski (24-1, 7 KOs) and undefeated prospects Antonio Russell (5-0, 4 KOs) and Carlos Gongora (4-0, 3 KOs) will be featured.

The event is headlined by WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. against Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland and IBF junior lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza against Stephen “Swifty” Smith.

Dawson will face the veteran Cornelius White (23-4, 17 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight bout, Kielczweski (a chief sparring partner of the 126-pound champion Russell Jr.) enters the ring for eight rounds of featherweight action vs. TBA, two-time Ecuadorian Olympian Gongora competes in a super middleweight attraction vs. TBA while Russell takes on Leonardo Reyes (3-9, 1 KO) in a bantamweight fight.

Also entering the ring is popular female super bantamweight contender Shelley Vincent (16-0, 1 KO) against Elizabeth Anderson (4-7, 1 KO) in a six-round bout.



April 11th, 2016

UFC

Dodson-Gamburyan now featured FightPass bout for Fight Night Tampa

In a restructuring of the card in the wake of the new main event, John Dodson’s return to the bantamweight division vs Manny Gamburyan is now the Featured Bout on the FIGHT PASS Early Prelims on April 16, as UFC FIGHT NIGHT emanates from Tampa, Florida . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley Wrap-up

By Miguel Maravilla

Following the third and most entertaining match of their trilogy, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley met with reporters at the MGM Grand media center. Pacquiao scored a pair of knockdowns to secure a unanimous decision in what will perhaps be the final fight of his illustrious career.

“I want to thank all of my team and Team Bradley. I did my best every round. I was looking for a good shot but Bradley is not an easy opponent,” Pacquiao said. “Bradley is a nice guy, I invited him to my bible study for tomorrow.

In the ring Saturday, Pacquiao looked strong and fresh. (more…)



April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Briggs officially added to Haye-Gjerjaj undercard

After huge public demand, former two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs has been confirmed to fight at Haye Day on May 21 at The O2, with the view to a battle David Haye later in the year if they are both victorious. Briggs has been actively pursuing a fight with The Hayemaker for a number of months but will have to overcome his yet unknown Haye Day opponent in order to challenge the former two-weight world champion.

David Haye: “I used to find Briggs funny, chasing Klitschko around the world and constantly harassing him. But when it started happening to me, it truly isn’t anything to laugh at. The fact he came unannounced to London banging down my gym door, scaring my secretary half to death shows he needs to be taught a serious lesson about respect!

“The public wants to see the fight, so they convinced me to add him to my undercard. If that chump can beat somebody, then I will fight him after. I’m going to put an end to the ‘let’s go champ’ movement and change it to ‘let’s go chump’ – because that’s all he is, an old chump who goes round screaming, shouting and bothering people. (more…)



April 11th, 2016

Column

The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

THE PRICHARD COLON RULE, THE LOVE AND UNITY OF THE BOXING FAMILY

I received an unexpected letter which not only helped me find the topic of this week column but most importantly made me realize how important boxing is for the world and how united the boxing family can be during the difficult times:

“October 17, 2015 changed my life completely ….. I remember being able to talk, laugh & mess around with you. I remember when we would play around as little kids & run in the rain, run outside during little thunder storms cause we were so focused in our sports that we had no neighborhood friends. Those days where the days that we had fun. Hopping in the car from school to go to the gym & then volleyball practice together. We used to play volleyball in middle school together oh how you loved that sport lol. 2007 came and we moved to Puerto Rico and although we went to different schools that never affected our relationship. On Wednesdays, Dad and I would drive down to see you spar (it was a boarding school) & you would be so happy to always see us. Weekends were the greatest. There was always something to do… Years passed and we grew up, you moved to South Florida & I came back to Puerto Rico. Yet, we messaged and talked everyday. There was always something to say, something to laugh about, always looking forward to the next time we would be together. About a week before Oct. 17th, you were in Puerto Rico visiting me & decided to stay with me. I told you that I only had a twin bed at my dorm and you still insisted. You told me that I could sleep on the floor and you’d sleep on the bed, that you’d push me off at night (jokingly). Sure enough we slept together on a twin bed that night. There was so much we had planned for this past December & my 21st birthday. Now all that’s left is a kiss for you on the cheek, a one-way conversation with no response from your side, days filled of agony & stress. Knowing I cant even hear you calling my name is eating me inside. October 17, 2015 will be a day to always remember. The day that changed my life . The day that my brother’s life changed forever . #Pray4Prichard #GetUpChamp #IMISSYOU #ILoveYou @prichardcolon”

This letter is from Natalie, Prichard Colon´s sister.

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April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Liam Smith to defend WBO belt on June 4

Unbeaten WBO world super welterweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith (22-0-1, 12 KOs) makes a hero’s return to Liverpool this summer to make the second defense of his WBO belt at the Echo Arena on June 4th against an opponent to be announced. Smith become Liverpool’s first World Champion in 22 years last October when he stopped American John Thompson in the seventh round to claim the vacant crown. He then beat “Jimmy” Kilrain Kelly in his first defense.

“I’m in this sport to face the best and if the opportunity presents itself I would love to unify the titles against the very best in my division,” proclaimed Smith. “Fans deserve to see the best fights and having all the champions face each other makes sense. I believe I can beat anyone in the division and I want to go in there and prove it.”



April 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao: Legend cemented

Anthony Joshua ready for anyone

Nick Blackwell looking well and in high spirits

Philippines celebrate Pacquiao’s bittersweet victory



April 11th, 2016

UFC

Bamgbose gets call to face Mutante in Tampa

With Caio Magalhaes a late scratch from the UFC’s Tampa event on April 16 due to injury, New York’s Oluwale Bamgbose will make the trip from the Big Apple to face Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira in a middleweight bout at Amalie Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 11th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Zagreb Post-fight and Talking Points

After two title fight losses, it’s a tall task to climb back to the top of the mountain. Junior Dos Santos started the journey back with a win over current title No. 1 contender Stipe Miocic, but was derailed by Alistair Overeem by KO last December. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-fight and bonus recap

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

LA braces for Soto Karass vs. Kamegai

Friday night’s best ever LA Fight Club main event features a clash between all-action warriors Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs) and Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1, 23 KOs) at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The bad news is the show is already sold out. The good news is the fight will air on Estrella TV. Promoter Golden Boy has also announced some new LA Fight Club dates. June 3 (featuring 25-1 featherweight Ronny Rios), July 1, August 5, August 19, September 2 and October 7. Tickets are already on sale for those.



April 10th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Zagreb: Dos Santos Dominates Rothwell for Victory

Following a rough outing against Alistair Overeem last December, former UFC heavyweight titleholder Junior Dos Santos was back in championship form Sunday, as he won a five-round unanimous decision victory over Ben Rothwell in the main event of UFC Fight Night at Arena Zagreb in Croatia . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Lewis, Ngannou get wins in Zagreb

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Results from New York City

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions a boxing card boxing to a full house at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Queens, New York on Saturday night.

In the final bout of the evening, heavyweight prospect Romarick Ngoula (5-0, 5 KOs) completely overwhelmed seven-fight veteran Glenn Thomas as soon as the opening bell sounded. The Colin Morgan trained Ngoula swarmed his Pennsylvania counterpart with power in both hands, allowing him no real estate to find his bearings. Early in the first frame, Ngoula walked Thomas down before firing a left hook, right hook combination that dropped him to the canvas. When the action resumed, Ngoula wasted no time in stalking him again before consecutive right hooks to the head and body put Thomas back on the floor. Referee Eric Dali had seen enough at that point and opted to wave off the contest at 1:15 of the opening round. (more…)



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Former IBF, WBC champ Susie Ramadan victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF and WBC 118-pound world champion Susie “Susie Q” Ramadan (24-2, 9 KOs) stopped Hongfah Tor Buamas (19-6, 2 KOs) in round three of a scheduled eight round bout at Warnaboll Stadium, Warnabool, Victoria, Australia on Saturday.

In other action, Shannon “Shotgun” O’Connell (12-4-1, 7 KOs) stopped Anrey Onesongchaigym (8-4-1, 3 KOs) in round six of scheduled ten round contest. O’Connell captured the WBC Silver female super-bantamweight title

Promoter Lynden Hosking



April 10th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Zagreb: Cummings wins; Perez, Taisumov Stasiak get 1st round victories

Kansas City welterweight Zak Cummings held off a stellar effort from Copenhagen’s Nicolas Dalby in a UFC Fight Night prelim bout at Arena Zagreb in Croatia on Sunday, moving to 4-1 in the Octagon with a three-round unanimous decision victory . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Cannonier with Big TKO; Martins, Velickovic win decisions

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT TAMPA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM ET/5 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Results From Springfield, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A number of Beltway Boxing prospects won bouts Saturday night on the Jeter Promotions card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.

Baltimore, MD cruiserweight “Slick” Nick Kisner won a six-round unanimous decision over Dan “The Disciple” Shull of Winchester, VA. Kisner showed good hand speed and accuracy throughout the contest as he peppered Shull with left jabs and right hooks throughout the contest. Shull showed a solid chin but very little offense throughout the night. All three judges scored the bout a shutout for Kisner, 60-54. Kisner is now (16-2-1, 6 KOs). Shull falls to (3-31-1, 1 KO).

Undefeated Palmer Park, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed-Rawls scored a sixth-round TKO over Benjamin “Wildcat” Olinga of DC. Speed-Rawls entered the sixth round for the first time in his pro career and handled it well as he finished the bout with a flourish, swarming Olinga with a flurry of punches that forced referee Michelle Myers to stop the contest at 2:28 of the sixth. Speed-Rawls is now (6-0-1, 4 KOs) while Olinga drops to (1-12). (more…)



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

A grand finale that hit all the right notes

pacquiao-bradley3By: Bill Dwyre

Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley performed a symphony Saturday night. In a sport that can be so out of tune, in a world of pro athletics that is so often off-key, these two boxers hit all the right notes.

Even Bradley, who lost the decision, might agree. This ending, this result, this conclusion, felt right.

Pacquiao has said this will be his last fight. Pressed from all angles afterward about how likely it is that he will stick to that — especially in the aftermath of such an impressive performance — he remained steadfast.

“I want to go home, spend time with my family and serve the people,” the Filipino superstar said. (more…)



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Bradley talks about future with Atlas

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By Miguel Maravilla

Trainer Teddy Atlas took responsibility for Timothy Bradley’s loss to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “I came up short,” Atlas told reporters. “I didn’t serve my fighter enough. I don’t think he came up short, I think I did.”

Bradley told Atlas, “Coach you didn’t come up short, c’mon.”

When asked if the relationship with Bradley will continue, Atlas stated “I think that Timothy Bradley is the best human being that I’ve ever been around training so…”

When asked the same question, Bradley commented, “I’m gonna take some time off. I’m gonna enjoy my family, been away from them for two months. I’m gonna go enjoy my beach house in San Diego and relax, take my feet up and think about what’s next. That’s what we’re gonna do. I would love for our relationship to continue, but I think we need to let this marinate. Think about it. He’s away from his family for eight weeks, away from his wife and children. It’s a long time man. At this moment I don’t know. We don’t know right now. We can’t really make a decision right away. We’ll talk about it, regroup, and see what’s next for us.”



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao: Right now my decision is to retire

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By Miguel Maravilla

“I already made a commitment to my family that after this fight I’m going to go back home and spend more time with them and focus on serving the people in the Philippines. That’s my priority right now,” Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao told reporters after his victory over Timothy Bradley on Saturday night.

“If you ask me about a comeback, I don’t know because I might enjoy retired life,” continued Pacman. “I’m not there yet, so I don’t know what the feeling is. I already made a commitment to my family so I made my decision already.

“If you ask me about my condition, about my body, my body is still OK. I can still give a good fight, 100% condition. I work hard in training, so I’m still OK. Freddie knows how I prepared for the fight.

“My heart is 50/50. But I love my family, I honor my family, my kids. I encourage them not to go into boxing, to be a boxer one day, because boxing is a really hard sport and very difficult. Like I said, I might enjoy retired life or I might come back. It’s hard to say because I’m not there yet. But right now my decision is to retire.”



April 10th, 2016

UFC

Rockhold, Weidman feud escalates ahead of UFC 199 rematch

It makes perfect sense that the tension between current middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former king Chris Weidman is at an all-time high going into their anticipated rematch in the main event of UFC 199 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZAGREB is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Gusano Rojas, Churritos Hernandez stop foes

Former WBC super flyweight champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (47-14-1, 32 KOs) was victorious when Prosper Ankrah (24-7, 15 KOs) couldn’t come out for round five due to an injured elbow on Saturday night at the Playboy México y Club Sportway in Veracruz, Mexico. Rojas recovered from a first round knockdown to defend a WBC regional belt.

WBC #3 ranked flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (31-2, 22 KOs) needed just 2:02 to blow out Luis “Mosquito” Carrillo (17-7-1, 15 KOs) in the first round.



April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao beats Bradley, scores two knockdowns

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

In the third and final installment of their trilogy, Filipino ring legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) scored an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision over two-division former world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KOs) in front of a crowd of 14,665 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout started off in tactical mode, but things heated up midway with some exciting exchanges. Pacquiao knocked down Bradley at the end of round seven. Bradley came back to stagger Pacman in round eight. Pacquiao dropped Bradley again in round nine. In the end, scores were 116-110 on all three cards.

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April 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Zurdo dethrones Abraham; Valdez and Ramirez triumph

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten mandatory super middleweight challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) dethroned WBO world champion “King” Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) with a clear cut twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Boxing beautifully, southpaw Ramirez staggered Abraham with a right hook in round two and his movement and workrate frustrated the champion all night. Scores were 120-108 across the board. Ramirez become the first Mexican to win a super middleweight world title.

“Abraham was strong, very heavy handed but I took him to Mexican boxing school,” said Ramirez. “He couldn’t handle any movement. Halfway through the fight I knew I was going to win. I came into this fight to make a statement and we did – we are the first Mexican champion in this weight division.”

Unbeaten two-time Mexican Olympian featherweight Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KOs) impressively took apart former IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (22-1-1, 9 KOs) in four brutal rounds. Valdez pummeled Gradovich the whole way and laid him out with a left hook. Time was 2:14. Valdez won the vacant WBO NABO featherweight belt.

Unbeaten super lightweight Jose Ramirez (17-0, 12 KOs) dealt a vicious beating to game veteran Manny Perez (25-12-1, 6 KOs) over ten rounds. A 2012 Olympian, Ramirez punished the rugged Perez with sharp punches in every round en route to a 97-93, 98-92, 99-91 verdict all three cards. Ramirez successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas title. photos



April 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Karpency crushes Gonsalves

Former WBC, WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (26-5) captured the WBA NABA-US light heavyweight title via first round destruction of Paul Gonsalves (9-8) at the Meadows Casino & Racetrack in Washington, Pennsylvania. Karpency dropped Gonsalves shortly after the opening bell sounded with a short right hook. After Gonzalves beat the count, Karpency proceeded to land at will dropping his opponent three more times before the referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the first stanza. A winner of five of his last six fights, Karpency is looking for another title shot. (more…)



April 9th, 2016


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