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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Marco Huck 199 vs. Krzyzstof Glowacki 198
(WBO cruiserweight title)
Antonio Tarver 217 vs. Steve Cunningham 204
Artur Szpilka 231 vs. Yasmany Consuegra 230
Venue: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions today announced the highly anticipated clash of two titans in a classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico battle. On Saturday, Nov. 21, WBC niddleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) meets Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View.
Information regarding ticket availability and a press tour for the fight will be announced soon.
“I will give the fans the fight they want to see,” said Cotto. “As I have always said, during my whole career, I am here to fight the best names and the best fighters. This will be another chapter in my career and I will be ready for him. Fans will enjoy a real fight, another classic battle in the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry.”
“Historically, mega-fights are made because fans demand them,” said Alvarez. “In this case, the fans have spoken out, longing for this fight and it is my pleasure to say that it is finally happening. All fights at this level are very important, but this fight in particular has something more. It will hold a special place in history as part of the big rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico, and I promise all the fans that this is going to be an event that will not disappoint.”
Middleweight contender Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs) has signed with Golden Boy Promotions. Johnson, a former 2008 Olympian who now trains in Georgia, is currently ranked in the top five of middleweight rankings for WBC, WBA, and IBF, and ranked eleventh by the WBO.
“At this point in my career, it is important for me to stay focused on my goals which are to fight, to provide for my family, to make my Country proud, but ultimately to do what I was born to do to become a World Champion,” said Tureano Johnson. “I have had many good offers but this decision was made based on my purpose, for I believe boxing is not a sport, it’s a lifestyle. For that reason and with a new team trainer, Tyrone Jones, new manager Garcia O Staley Sr. from Titanium Sports and Entertainment, and promoter Golden Boy Promotions, I would say I made a Golden decision, the legacy lives.”
Undisputed (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBO & IBF) female world welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (27-0, 7 KOs) is finally back in action, on the October 24 Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury card in Düsseldorf, Germany. Braekhus has teamed up with new trainer Johnathon Banks, and is set to travel to the Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan to prepare. Brækhus’ opponent in Düsseldorf will be announced later this month.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Undefeated WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (32-0, 25 KOs) is ready to defend his world championship and is sure that he’ll win by knockout against challenger Dixon Flores (11-2-2, 3 KOs), this Saturday at the Estadio Alberto Vega Chavez in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo in association with Teiken Promotions and broadcast on Televisa. “I think the Nicaraguan not pass the sixth round,” proclaimed Cuadras.
In the co-feature, super featherweight Mahonri “Russito” Montes (30-5-1, 21 KOs) faces Francisco “Verdugo” Perez (14-6-1, 10 KOs).
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former world champion Marcos Maidana has gone through some medical exams at the ATILRA Clinic in Sunchales, Argentina and is said to be planning to travel to the U.S. in September to hook up with trainer Robert Garcia for a possible fight in November. Maidana hasn’t been seen in the ring since his September 13, 2014 rematch against Floyd Mayweather.
Former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 38 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with South Korea-based promoter Andy Kim (AK Promotions). Bailey will have his first fight under the AK Promotions banner on October 4th in South Korea. “I’m excited about this new opportunity brought to me by my manager Si Stern and promoter Andy Kim. I’m ready to get this started with a knockout October 4th.” said Bailey. He also sent out a special greeting by video to the local South Korean boxing fans to let them know he is on his way.
Promoter Andy Kim is equally excited about the signing. “Bailey will be an instant attraction here locally with his style of fighting and having been a two-division world champion. It wont be long before he is contending once again for a world title,” said Kim. An opponent and venue will be announced shortly.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Browne
Lucas Browne 253.3 vs. Julius Long 273.3
Venue: Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Brian Amatruda
By Ricardo Ibarra
This Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, hometown favorite Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski will square off with Ghanaian Laatekwei Hammond in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 102. The popular Super Middleweight prospect will look to add his fifth consecutive win at the venue, having headlined there in his last four fights.
In the last year, Gavronski has rebuilt his career momentum, rebounding from his lone defeat as a pro to top Middleweight contender Tureano Johnson in July of last year. Since that loss Gavronski has won four straight fights, stopping his last two opponents inside the distance. In his most recent outing, Gavronski (18-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former foe Tyrone Hendrix. The two had fought previously to a majority draw in April of 2010, but in the return bout Gavronski punctuated the rivalry with an emphatic knockout. Gavronski is on the cusp of a major opportunity and a win on Saturday would set him up for a possible fight against undefeated former two-time Dominican Olympian Juan Ubaldo Cabrera on a Showtime televised card in Las Vegas later in the month. (more…)
Hall of Fame boxing promoter Wilfried Sauerland, 75, will celebrate what is being billed as his 35th Jubilee boxing card on September 26 at the Max Schmeling Hall in Berlin, Germany. Headlining the event will be WBA interim super welterweight champion Jack Culcay (20-1, 10 KOs) and unbeaten super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs). Actually, Sauerland has been in the boxing business a bit longer than 35 years. He promoted his very first show in Zambia on September 30, 1978. Two years later, he staged his first show in Germany on September 26, 1980.
Following a UFC 190 defeat against Demian Maia that snapped his seven-fight winning streak, welterweight contender Neil Magny will waste no time trying to start a new one, as he faces Brazil’s Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night action in Saskatoon on August 23 . . . Click here for more
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
Thailand 126 pounder, Patomsith Pathompothong (13-4-0) outscored Benjie Suganob (9-4-1) over twelve rounds to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific on Wednesday at Sanamluang, Bangkok, Thailand, televised throughout Thailand by TV MONO 29.
Patomsith connected with accurate combinations consistently to control the bout in most of the rounds. Suganob suffered a cut eye in round four that was ruled to be by a punch the referee Somsak Sirianant. Patomsith suffered a cut in round six that was ruled by the referee to be by a head clash and was deducted a point from Suganob. Scores at the conclusion were 117-109, 117-109 and 118-108.
In other action, IBF#14 flyweight Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi (15-3-0) outscored Frans Damur Palue (11-9-2) over six rounds.The Thai boxer was in charge from opening bell. (more…)
An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the promotional debut of Lee Baxter on Tuesday night at the Woodbine Convention Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main event saw local super welterweight favorite Samuel Vargas (22-2-1, 12 KOs) stop Ulises Jimenez (21-17-1, 15 KOs) in round two. It was a dominant effort by Vargas who now sets his sights on a long-awaited showdown with fellow Toronto fighter Phil Lo Greco.
In the co-feature, super welterweight Brandon Brewer (16-0-1, 8 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact, stopping Patryk Litkiewicz (17-9, 11 KOs) in round two. Also, light heavyweight Shakeel Phinn (3-1, 1 KO) dropped Colato Boakye (0-3) in round one and went on to win a unanimous four round decision.
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Only three days prior to their Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN fights, participating boxers on the August 15 card at Bell Centre in Montreal held a press conference Wednesday at the Montreal Casino. Televised coverage is headlined by a 10-round showdown between Lucian “Le Tombeur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) and Andrea Di Luisa (17-2). Also featured on NBCSN is light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (17-0) versus Isidro Ranoni “El Guerrero” Prieto (24-0-3) in a 12-round bout for the WBC Silver belt.
Lucian Bute: “I would like to thank Andrea Di Luisa for accepting this challenge and to fight me at home. My preparation was great. In the last few years, I had health problems that affected my performances. What I can say now is that I’m fully healthy. I did almost 100 rounds of sparring for this fight. I am back!”
Andrea Di Luisa: “This bout is a rematch of an amateur fight we had 15 years ago. This is different this time because Bute is now a former world champion and a well know name in the sport. Make no mistake, I am here to fight.”
Eleider Alvarez: “This is the biggest challenge of my career. Prieto’s record says it all: he has 20 KO’s in 24 wins. The problem is that he will face a new Alvarez. Since my elbow surgery, my jab, which is my money punch, is amazing. I also want to look good in front of my fans in Montreal and on American television.”
Isidro Ranoni Prieto: “I will do my best to bring back the WBC light heavyweight Silver belt home to Argentina.”
Undefeated WBC #15 rated super bantamweight contender Luis Rosa (20-0, 10 KOs) has re-signed a long-term agreement with promoter Lou DiBella. This Friday night, Rosa squares off against Mexico’s Giovanni Caro (24-16-4, 19 KOs) in an off-TV bout on the undercard of the Spike TV card at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
“Luis Rosa has already proven that he is a serious contender in the junior featherweight division,” said DiBella. “I am very pleased to continue with our relationship. I expect big things from Rosa in the near future and I believe he is a future world champion.”
Former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) takes on Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) in a super welterweight attraction as part of FS1’s “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” live from the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California Tuesday, September 8th. Televised coverage begins with a junior featherweight showdown between undefeated rising star Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Jesus Rojas (21-1-1, 15 KOs). This show will be the first installment of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports 1.
WBO #2 cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (7-0, 7 KOs) will return to battle against WBO #15 Johnny Muller (19-4-2, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event on Saturday, August 29 at the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Usyk will defending his WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight belt. Muller is coming off a 10-round split decision win over Mateusz Masternak on June 6 in South Africa (a result considered so egregious that even Muller’s own promoter wanted the decision overturned). “I’m very excited to fight in Kiev again, the fans all over Ukraine have been very supportive,” said Usyk. “Muller is a rugged fighter but I’ll be very well prepared for victory on August 29th.”
Also featured on the August 29 fight card is Usyk’s pro debuting 2012 Ukrainian Olympic teammate Denys Berinchyk. The silver medalist will face Tarik Madni (19-8-1, 1 KO) in a scheduled six round junior welterweight clash.
Flyweight contender and 2008 Olympian McWilliams Arroyo will fight in his hometown, Fajardo, for the first time in four years when he faces Robert Kanalas on August 22 at the Tomas Dones Coliseum in a show headlined by world ranked bantamweight, Manny Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) defending his WBO Latino belt against Alex Rangel (16-4-2, 10 KOs). Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs), whose twin-brother McJoe won the IBF super flyweight title last month, is ranked #4 by the IBF and #6 by the WBO in the flyweights. His fight against Kanalas (9-3, 7 KOs) is scheduled to eight rounds in the flyweight division.
“We were in talks with the people of Fresh Boxing Promotions and we agreed to McWilliams fight on August 22 in his hometown, which will keep active for what we are negotiating for him (Arroyo),” said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), McWilliams’ promoter. The latest bout of McWilliams Arroyo in Fajardo was on July 1, 2011 when he knocked out Mexican veteran Lorenzo Trejo in two rounds.
A new Madison Square Garden box office record has been set by the highly anticipated world middleweight championship title unification between WBA/IBO and “Interim” WBC champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (33-0, 30 KOs), and IBF Champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) headlining the historic venue on October 17. A pre-sale of over 6,000 tickets established a new record at the “Mecca of Boxing”, shattering all previous marks for boxing events. Just announced, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) will defend his WBC flyweight world championship against former two-division world champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (36-4, 22 KOs) in the co-feature.
“The interest from fans in this middleweight title unification has been overwhelming,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “Madison Square Garden has never had a faster pre-sale for a boxing event. We’re ecstatic at the response from the pre-sale and look forward to very strong ticket sales continuing throughout the promotion. With this high level of interest, we strongly encourage boxing fans to purchase their tickets well in advance.”
“This record-breaking pre-sale only confirms that this fight will be one of the most exciting of the year as the best meets the best for middleweight supremacy,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans are thirsty for action and they know that is what David Lemieux and Gennady Golovkin will deliver on October 17 at Madison Square Garden.”
WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee has been hit with a virus which has caused his fight against mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders to be postponed from September 19. While the virus is not serious, Lee’s Promoter, manager and trainer, Adam Booth, informed co-promoter Frank Warren about it and while the Lee camp were happy to see if it cleared up in the next fortnight Warren, who also manages Billy Joe Saunders, was not prepared to take the risk with so much at stake for the broadcasters, boxers and the fans.
“Adam contacted me and quite correctly let me know that Andy was ill. Whilst they were prepared to gamble on him recovering in time, there is so much at stake for so many people, common sense had to prevail. We simply cannot risk this fight not happening and therefore the decision was made that we should postpone the fight to ensure it does. With October being such a busy month in the boxing calendar and every Saturday having a show, we could not afford to wait until November and risk going outdoors. The only viable option available to us was to move the fight to the Manchester Arena on the 10th October alongside Terry Flanagan’s defence of his WBO Lightweight title in a show that is shaping up to be one of the best cards in years.” (more…)
Golden Boy’s “LA Fight Club” series has a new night of the week. Beginning September 4, the monthly fight card at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles will take place the first Friday of every month with the next installment featuring rising star Diego De La Hoya (11-0, 7 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout against an opponent to be determined. The series will now broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Also on the September 4 card, two-time Brazilian Olympian Everton Lopes (3-0, 1 KO) will make his second appearance in an eight-round lightweight co-main event. Also, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (10-0, 9 KOs) will fight in a televised six-round super featherweight bout, and Jesus Delgado (6-0-1, 2 KOs) and Rafael “El Alikin” Gramajo (4-1-1, 2 KOs) will be featured in separate six-round super featherweight and super bantamweight bouts. Opponents will be announced shortly.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“It was the longest staredown ever – at least the ones I was part off,” said promoter Lou DiBella describing the 2 minute 58 second staredown between WBO cruiserweight champ Marco Huck and undefeated challenger Krzysztof Głowacki. It happen during final press conference in NYC and the intensity of both fighters was absolutely tremendous. Artur Szpilka, Głowacki’s countryman and close friend only added to it, practically challenging Huck to a slightly unscheduled fight on the BB King Bar stage. Also present, but very quiet in comparison were Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham, who will be in the main event on Friday night’s Spike TV telecast from the Prudential Center in Newark.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boixng Beat
OPBF female bantamweight champ Tsunami Tenkai (21-10, 10 KOs), from Japan, left for Chile today as she will have an ambitious crack at the IBF 118-pound belt against unbeaten Carolina Rodriguez (14-0, 1 KO) in Antofagasta on August 22. Tenkai, ex-WBA 115-pound titlist with four successful defenses, is one of the best girl boxers along with WBA super-fly ruler Naoko Fujioka out of Japan. The busy-punching Japanese previously fought such name Mexican girls as Mariana Juarez, Janeth Perez, Zulina Munoz, Jessica Chavez, Arely Mucino, though losing hard-fought decisions in Mexico, and is more experienced than the defending champ Carolina who is the very first world titlist from Chile. Tenkai is accompanied by his manager/trainer Toshihiro Yamaki, formerly famous kick boxer, and aims to win a world throne again even if she travels so far to South America. Tenkai’s cute face and non-stop punching will attract Chilean spectators without doubt.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“We are two guys who signed a contract to do bodily harm to each other,” said Antonio Tarver after a morning training session in Newark. The five-time world champion will fight Cunningham on a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike live telecast Friday from the Prudential Center in Newark. “Klitschko is the only man who has what I want. The road to Klitschko goes through Steve Cunningham.”
Photo: Top Rank
Top Rank’s unbeaten Mexican heavyweight Andy Ruiz is trimmed down and ready to return to action this fall.
“I’ve been training hard, am very focused and ready to fight. I will be a force in the division,” said Andy who last fought in December.
Andy has a record of (24-0, 17 KOs) and is ranked WBC 8, WBO 9. His last bout was in December.
Andy is managed by Joe Gagliardi and trained by Big Jeff Grmoja
“We have one goal – to win a world title. We’re on our way,” said Grmoja.
Unbeaten ‘Kid Dinamita’ Saul Rodriguez of Riverside, Ca. has a lot at stake when he takes on tough Texas fighter Ramsey Luna outdoors at the Churchill County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 22.
The big event is promoted by Top Rank, Let’s Get It On Boxing and the City of Fallon.
Saul has a record of (17-0-1, 13 KOs). Ramsey, from Corpus Christi, Texas, is (12-3, 5 KOs). The two super featherweights are in the main event.
“Saul’s manager Cameron Dunkin and I know the importance of this fight,” said Robert Garcia, chief trainer of Saul. “Winning and looking impressive while doing it is important as Saul is getting closer to a title fight opportunity. Saul has trained very, very hard for this.” (more…)
By Karl Freitag
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck’s arrival on the American boxing scene is cause for celebration. For years, Huck has been arguably the most exciting fighter on the European boxing circuit, but U.S. television networks have largely missed the boat. However, that will all change Friday when Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defends his title against unbeaten Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) on Spike TV from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
“I don’t really concern myself with my opponents,” said Huck. “My only worry is if he is a southpaw or orthodox. A lot of people say they’re in they’re in the best shape of their lives, but they all come crashing down. The only thing I need to know is that I am going to beat him come Friday night. I want my opponents to adjust to me because I am the world champion.
In 2012, Huck challenged then-WBA regular heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin, losing a majority decision in a fight many thought he won. He makes no secret that the heavyweight division is in his future. “When I eventually go back up to heavyweight I want to fight the top guys right away,” Huck stated. “Maybe I’ll go fight Deontay Wilder, that is definitely an interesting option.”
But for now? “All our focus is on Friday night and our victory.”
By Ron Jackson
Promoter Andile Sinidile of Sijuta Promotions presents a mammoth night of boxing with an eight-bout card at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night, with the clash for the vacant WBA International bantamweight title between Mzuvukile Magwaca and Jose Gonzalez heading the bill. The 24-year-old Magwaca from the Western Cape who has a record of 15-1-1; 9 relinquished his IBO Inter-Continental flyweight title to move up to the bantamweight division where he is more comfortable, to take on the tough Gonzalez 26-4; 12 from Guadalajara, Mexico. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions
Undefeated Two-Division World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, is just two weeks away from his showdown against former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Santa Cruz will take on Mares on August 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN. Santa Cruz looked sharp working out Tuesday afternoon as he held a media day workout at his training camp headquarters the ‘Who’s Next’ Boxing Club in Industry, California.
“My preparation is going great. We are training a hundred percent with my strength and conditioning. We’re ready to go 12 rounds if it takes that long. We are feeling good, so we are ready for August 29th already,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “This is two Mexicans fighting, so it’s always a war like Rafael Marquez and Israel Vasquez. Hopefully it’s like one of those. When two Mexicans fight, there is action and this fight will prove who the King of LA is.” (more…)
It only lasts a few moments, but watching Dustin Poirier’s eyes scan a room full of people reveals a lot about him.
Two minutes into the future, the 26-year-old will lock in on the conversation at hand and begin breaking down the elements that have combined in his life to make him one of the most exciting rising talents under the UFC banner, but the space between, filled with Poirier sizing up and taking in the steady stream of faces milling in and out of the breakfast nook he’s sitting in, is nothing short of fascinating . . . Click here for more
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By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck, his challenger Krzysztof Głowacki, plus Artur Szpilka, Steve Cunningham and Kamil Łaszczyk all showed their skills during an open media workout at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, New Jersey. They will all be in action Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Spike will televise the featured bouts.
Unbeaten featherweight Joel Diaz Jr. (19-0, 15 KOs) will be fighting against Luis Arceo (28-13-4, 18 KOs) in the co-main event of the “Mosley vs. Mayorga 2” pay-per-view on August 29 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The card is promoted by GoBox Promotions, headed by Shane Mosley. “Diaz is a tremendous talent and a future world champion,” said Mosley. “We are excited to have him stacking the Mosley-Mayorga PPV card because it accomplishes GoBox Promotions’ mission of providing the best fights possible.”
Photos: Intuit Media Group
Two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs) and Mike Morrone (21-4, 15 KOs) faced off today in advance of their September 5 clash at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Mike Marrone: “All these people yelling for you in here – they don’t fight for you Shannon. You fight for you. On the 5th, in the ing, it’s just going to be me and you. None of that matters to me because on September 5th I am coming to win.”
Shannon Briggs: “I am so ready for this fight. I could fight right now. I am looking to do big things and this guy Marrone is in my way. You know I want to fight Klitschko but I have to take care of this guy first and I am ready (looking at Marrone). I am the champ. I am the two-time heavyweight champion of the world and I am in phenomenal shape – the best shape of my life (takes shirt off). Look at me. Look at me now!” (steps out in front of scale).
Marrone: “So am I. I am ready to fight right now too” (leaning over to the edge of his seat).
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