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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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UFC

How to watch UFC 171

International broadcast listings for UFC 171: Hendricks vs Lawler
Saturday, March 15th

UFC 171 Early Prelims – 6pm ET / 3pm PT / 10pm GMT

Online Airings
Brazil and Latin America – Blocked
All other countries– Fight Pass on UFC.TV (more…)



March 14th, 2014



Boxing News

Canelo-Angulo does ‘well over 350,000 buys’

Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV presentation of Canelo vs. Angulo generated well over 350,000 buys, Showtime Networks Inc. and event promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, announced today.

“We are thrilled with the numbers from Saturday’s event,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “March 8 was the first time Canelo Alvarez headlined his own pay per view, and he decisively proved that he was ready to carry a pay per view card. These results are especially impressive in comparison to the pay per view performances of other boxing events over the past few months. Add in the near sellout crowd and there is no doubt this event was a huge success for Canelo, Golden Boy Promotions, MGM Grand, SHOWTIME and boxing as a whole.”

“The fans have spoken,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Canelo is without a doubt the brightest young star in the sport today. He’s been a huge star in Mexico for quite some time. Now there is no denying that he is a star in the United States as well. We’re already in discussions with Canelo to find the next opportunity to bring another exciting event to boxing fans worldwide.”



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF light heavy eliminator moved to June 21

The fight originally scheduled for April 4th between #2-ranked Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotsky (21-2-0, 16 KOs) and #4-ranked Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (19-2-0, 13 KOs) has been postponed. Sukhotsky has pulled out of the eliminator and Nadjib Mohammedi (34-3-0, 20 KOs) has agreed to participate in his place. The bout is tentatively scheduled to be part of the card on the June 21st event at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA on NBCSN Fight Night. (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Moscow, Russia

Drozd, Ouanna, Chakhiev and Haapoja make weight

Chakhiev vs Haapoja
12×3: Rakhim Chakhkiev, 17(13)-1(1)-0, 89,7 vs.Juho Haapoja, 20(13)-4(1)-1, 89,5
vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight

Drozd vs Ouanna
12×3: Grigory Drozd, 37(26)-1(1)-0, 90,6 vs. Jeremy Ouanna, 14(3)-8-0, 90,1
EBU cruiserweight title (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Liverpool

Tony Bellew 197.5 vs. Valery Brudov 192.25
Kell Brook 151.3 vs. Alvaro Robles 151
Kevin Mitchell 139 vs. Mikheil Avakyan 138.7
*Rocky Fielding 174.75 vs. Charles Adamu 166
Erick Ochieng 151.5 vs. Neil Perkins 152.75
Robbie Davies 143 vs. Mark McKray 143

*Fielding announced as six-plus pounds overweight for his Commonwealth title fight.

Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
Promoter: Matchroom



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Katsidis wins in comeback fight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Wildman Photography

In his comeback fight, 34-year-old former WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis “The Great” returned to the ring for the first time in nearly two years on Friday night at Rumours International in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Katsidis (29-6, 24 KOs) scored two knockdowns in a third round TKO over journeyman Eddie Comaro (27-18-5, 11 KOs) in a one-sided fight.

“It’s good to be back,” Katsidis said afterward. “It’s been two years. I lost big fights and I lost friends, but I learned a lesson in life. I now know where my real friends are and it’s back here in Toowoomba. It’s great to be back here surrounded by them again and to know I can still fight. I just want to thank everyone for their support. Now I can start going forward from here.” (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Kissimmee, Florida

Photos: Telemundo

Jonathan Oquendo 124 vs. Guillermo Avila 124
Luis Olivares 138.4 vs. Jeffrey Ramos 137.8
Emanuel De Jesus 147.4 vs. Luis Torres 146.4
Luis Garcia 139.6 vs. Juan C. Castillo 142
Jayro Santiago 122.2 vs. Jason Vera 122.8
Howard Reece 153 vs. Burthin Rousseau 148.2
Steed Woodall 164.6 vs. Daniel Rodriquez 162.6

Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Time: Doors Open @ 7:30 PM & First Fight 8:30 PM
Tickets: 407-935-1412

Photos



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Jose Sulaiman tribute in Tamaulipas, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Members of the Sulaiman family, champions and former world champions were on hand Thursday at the Amalia G. Castillo Ledón Theatre in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, for a tribute to former WBC President Jose Sulaiman, who passed away in January. “It’s a very special time to be here, the first time not with my Dad,” said Mauricio Sulaiman, new president of the World Boxing Council. “I’m grateful that in Ciudad Victoria, where my dad was born, they have this recognition.” Among the dignitaries present were former world champions Julio Cesar Chavez, Ultiminio Ramos, Jose Antonio Aguirre, Edgar Sosa, Humberto Gonzalez, Pipino Cuevas, female world champions Zulina Muñoz, Ibeth Zamora and Jessica Gonzalez, and Olympic medalist Carlos Mercenario, and Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantú. (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten Ceylan returns April 12

Unbeaten featherweight Dennis Ceylan (10-0, 5 KOs) will look to continue his ascension in the European rankings when he takes on former EU title challenger Francisco Urena (17-9-1, 6 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night in Esbjerg on April 12th. Ceylan picked up a slight hand injury in his last outing, a victory over Daniele Limone (11-2, 4 KOs) in February, but has now fully recovered and is ready for action.

Also scheduled is a Scandinavian showdown between undefeated Dane Kasper Bruun (19-0-1, 4 KOs) and his Swedish rival Anthony Yigit (9-0-1, 3 KOs), as well as the return of rising star Torben Keller (9-0-1, 2 KOs) and local hero Peter Gram (2-0, 2 KOs).



March 14th, 2014

UFC

Raquel Pennington: One Hundred Percent Fighter

You’ve seen it dozens of times in combat sports. A fighter either accepts or refuses a bout because it’s “good business.” It’s why you see boxers compiling 25-0 records before fighting someone with even the remotest chance of beating them, or mixed martial artists padding their resumes on the local scene, hoping to attract enough attention to get a call from the UFC . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 15 from Dallas Texas, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more info



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

July to face unbeaten Graves April 12

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy “Hardwork” July returns to action on his latest self-promoted (Hardwork Promotions) card on Saturday, April 12 at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD. July (16-1-2, six KO’s) has won three straight contests since his TKO loss to Edwin Sanchez in February of 2013 at the DC Armory. This includes a six-round unanimous decision over Sevdail Sherifi on January 24 in Atlantic City, NJ.

July will take on undefeated Quantis Graves of Beaumont, TX in an eight-round main event encounter. Graves (9-0-1, four KO’s) fought to a six-round majority draw in his last outing against the very same Sherifi on November 16 in Verona, NY. (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayen Promotions announces upcoming bouts

Report & photos: Felipe Leon

Yesterday afternoon, the most prolific Tijuana promoter in the last couple of years, Guillermo “Memo” Mayen, held a special press conference at the only federally funded high school in Mexico, Lazaro Cardenas High School, to announce two important bouts featuring a couple of the most promising fighters in the stable of Mayen Promotions. The first will be in across the border in San Diego, California, when #7 WBC ranked flyweight Kenia Enriquez (10-0, 5KOs), a senior at the school, will drop four pounds to face veteran Jolene Blackshear (8-4, 3KOs) of San Diego for the vacant NABF junior flyweight title. The championship eight rounder will be the main event of Bobby D Presents”San Diego Fights: Border War” on Friday, April 4th at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

St. Paddy’s Day Punch-Out

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing

For over a decade now, Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith, the Irishman from Brooklyn relocated to Colorado, has been putting on his annual ‘St. Paddy’s Day Punch-Out’ fight card to coincide with the holiday. In all Smitty has promoted over 180 fight cards, mostly in Colorado, and he estimates he has promoted over 1200 bouts. He has been the backbone of Colorado boxing since the beginning and before Colorado had a commission. This edition of the St. Paddy’s Day Punch-Out will be held at the Denver Athletic Club and is a fundraiser for the ‘Squash for Kids’ charity. (more…)



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel-Cruz Final Press Conference

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Former world champions Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (50-4-2, 38 KOs) and Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (40-15-3, 24 KOs) faced off at the final press conference before they collide Saturday night in a ten round featherweight clash at the Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. The bout will be televised on UniMas.

Fernando Montiel: I’m going to demonstrate that Kochulito will still be around for a while and I’m going for my fourth title in different divisions. I respect Cruz, it will be in front of his people, but I’m here to win.

Cristobal Cruz: We have no problem with the weight, we did a first class preparation and are going to win in a clear way. Montiel believes I’m slipping but he’s in for a surprise.

Photos



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Las Vegas gaming executive Anthony Marnell III has been named to the Nevada Athletic Commission. More

Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder labels Tyson Fury a clown. More

Is this the “strategy to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.? More

UFC’s Dana White is meeting with former women’s boxing champ Holly Holm about a possible first bout with the UFC.



March 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek-Glazkov Final Press Conference

Photos: Main Events/Larry Levanti

This afternoon at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA members of the media gathered for the press conference for this Saturday’s fight between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov on NBCSN Fight Night at 9:00 PM ET.

Below are highlighted quotes and photos from the press conference.

Tomasz Adamek: “I am very happy I come back to Sands Casino. We had a good camp. I’m healthy. I believe we make a good fight with Glazkov for fans and for everybody. My dream is to be heavyweight champion.”

Czar Glazkov: “I am very glad our bout is finally going to happen. I am ready for it 100% and I am ready to show good boxing.” [Czar regarding sparring with Adamek] “It was long ago when we were in the ring (sparring). When we go in the ring this time it will be a war. I’ve had that experience before when I was fighting in the amateurs with my friends and my close team mates. It’s not news to me.” (more…)



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia-Herrera Final Press Conference

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera, WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion Deontay “Bronx Bomber” Wilder, Malik “King” Scott, Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs spoke to themedia during an open workout at Amelia Municipal Boxing Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in advance of their respective fights this Saturday, March 15 bouts at Cloliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, which will air LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING and SHOWTIME EXTREME.

Below is what the fighters had to say just two days away from fight nigh:

Danny “Swift” Garcia, unified super lightweight world champion: “I’ve never really had my own dates it’s always been on another guy’s date. We’re focused, I know he’s going to come to fight but we’re going to get the job done. This is a dream come true, I’ve received a very warm welcome.

[On whether or not there is a language barrier] “I understand Spanish, but it took me coming here to get my confidence up and it’s bringing me closer with my culture. I just want to keep the Puerto Rican tradition of champions alive. I’m going to win this fight for Puerto Rico. I train hard and had a great camp and I’m going to bring it for Puerto Rico. I sparred with all undefeated prospects, a bunch of tough kids. They kept me working and getting better. (more…)



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hamilton Township, New Jersey

santiago-bryant
William Santiago 174.5 vs. Rowland Bryant 176
Fred Jenkins Jr. 159 vs. Gilbert Alex Sanchez 159
Mikayla Nebel 115 vs. Christina Fuentes 116
Rami Ibraham 140.5 vs. Jayson Sia 139
Patrick O’Conner 235 vs. Aaron Leonard 215
Hector Perez 201 vs. Terrance Forbes 198
Jeff Lentz 150 vs. Shakir Aquel Dunn 151
Samuel Teah 138 vs Deshawn Debois 141

Promoter: Nedal Promotions
Venue: Hamilton Manor



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Legends meet at the Wild Card

Photo: Team Pacquiao

Music legend and fight aficionado Bob Dylan paid a visit to Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. to watch Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao’s sparring session. Pacquiao is preparing for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez photo shoot

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and WBC world Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina pose during a commercial shoot Thursday in Los Angeles,Ca. for their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship collision which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto – Martínez World Middleweight Championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.

Tickets to the Cotto vs. Martínez world middleweight championship event go on sale Wednesday, March 12, at Noon ET / 9:00 AM PT. Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com. photos



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara elevated to WBA 154lb champ

Super Welterweight sensation, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) has been elevated to World Champion by the WBA (World Boxing Association) after successfully defending his interim title against Afredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs) and Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KOs). The Cuban born fighter, who now resides in Houston, Texas, is happy that the WBA has made their decision to make him a World Champion.

“I applaud the WBA for their decision to make me a world champion and I want to send a special thank you to a good friend of mine Gilberto Mendoza from the WBA,” said Erislandy Lara. “I’ve never had anything come easy to me. I’ve fought everyone that has been offered to me with no hesitation. All I want is an opportunity to prove I’m the best fighter in the division. I’ve worked my entire life to become a world champion and now the dream has come true. I’m truly living the American Dream and I love this country that I now call home.”



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Opponents announced for March 21 Broadway Boxing card

Next Friday, DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series returns to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, for an eight-bout card headlined in separate eight-rounders by undefeated female attraction Heather “The Heat” Hardy (8-0, 2 KOs) and middleweight contender Lamar Russ (14-1, 7 KOs). Hardy is set to square off against Bronx’s Nydia Feliciano (7-4-3) in their female junior featherweight matchup, while Russ takes on Tony Hirsch (15-6-2, 6 KOs).

Returning to action for the third time in just four months since signing with DBE will be hard-hitting light heavyweight Joe Smith (14-1, 11 KOs) against Newton Kidd (8-8-2, 5 KOs). Another featured bout on the card will see highly regarded junior lightweight Joel Diaz Jr. (14-0, 12 KOs) put his undefeated record on the line against 37-year-old veteran Jose Angel Beranza (36-26-2, 28 KOs). (more…)



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” fighters face-off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” main attractions, light heavyweights Issac Chilemba (21-2, 9 KOs) and Denis Grachev (13-2-1, 8 KOs) and “crossroads” main event heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) and Vyacheslav Glazkov (16-0, 11 KOs) faced off after their press conference in the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. PA. The sold out event is promoted by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Ziggy Promotions and available live only on NBC Sports Network, Saturday night starting 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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March 13th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171 Prelim Fantasy Preview

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum will try to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces the ultra tough Rick Story in the featured fight of the UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler preliminary card on Saturday. . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 15 from Dallas Texas, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more info



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez-Alvarado lands at the Forum in LA

Word is that the Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado fight, which was confirmed by Zanfer last night for May 17th, will take place at the iconic Forum in in Inglewood, California, which has recently been refurbished. The bout will have a 143-pound catchweight and the winner has been promised a shot at the Pacquiao-Bradley winner for the WBO welterweight champion.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Daniel Ponce de Leon: I am here to fight and it will be a fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

Mexican slugger and former two-division world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (45-5, 35 KOs) is ready for his shot at redemption as he takes on former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KOs) in a rematch on Saturday from the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. We caught up with Ponce De Leon at his gym the Ponce De Leon Boxing Club in Montebello, California when he was the final stages of camp in preparation for the fight.

“Everything is going well. We have done a great preparation. I have been training hard for six weeks,” Ponce de Leon told Fightnews.com. “This time I was relaxed in training camp. The last time I fought him, I overtrained. That is the error I have made in some fights. Now I am much more experienced. Now I work more on strategy. I’m up early in the morning at 5 am doing my conditioning, running the mountains, as well as doing my gym work.” (more…)



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Dino Duva launches Dynasty Boxing

Photo: Teddy Blackburn

Boxing promoter Dino Duva has announced the launch of Dynasty Boxing, his latest promotional venture. Duva will be joined by the brothers Tommy and Terry Lane, sons of Hall of Fame referee Mills Lane, as partners in the enterprise.

Zhang Zhilei, the 6’6 Chinese super heavyweight who captured the Olympic Silver Medal in Beijing in 2008 and also participated in the 2012 games, will be the first fighter to be promoted by Dynasty. For Duva, it has been a long journey of four years, hundreds of flights, and thousands of miles traveling between his New Jersey home base and China to cultivate the relationships with the Chinese Boxing Federation. Dynasty Boxing will announce additional signings in the coming weeks, with the major focus being to develop Chinese boxers and the Chinese market.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Carlos Abregu to return on April 4th

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC #1 world ranked welterweight Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (35-1, 28 KOs) of Argentina is expected to return to the ring on April 4 against unbeaten #12 rated Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada (30-0-1 21 KOs) at a venue TBA. It will be Abrgu’s first fight since April 2013 when he defeated Canadian Antonin Decaire for WBC silver belt at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Mthalane hopes to win second world title

By Ron Jackson

Former IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane will be hoping to win his second “world” title when he meets Filipino Jether Oliva for the vacant IBO flyweight belt at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday night. Mthalane, 31, possibly the best fighter pound-for-pound in South Africa relinquished his IBF belt when his management could not come to terms to defend the belt when offered a ridiculously low purse.

Very little is known about the 26-year-old Oliva (20-1-2, 10 KOs) who is ranked at 98 by the IBO and has been fighting as a pro for seven years. The seasoned Mthalane (29-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since he successfully defended the IBF belt against Ricardo Nunez in Panama City on September 1, 2012. (more…)



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez Press Tour wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

After stops in Puerto Rico and New York City, former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 31 KOs) and WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) concluded their short press tour for their June 9 middleweight showdown on Wednesday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. The two will square off June 7 live on HBO Pay per View from the Mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden in New York City.

We spoke to both fighters. (more…)



March 13th, 2014

UFC

Myles Jury: The Fury and the Dream

Myles Jury is a difficult fighter to categorize. From a stylistic view point, the 25-year-old is a bold representative of the “next wave” of mixed martial artists, as he’s showcased proven talents in all facets of the game inside the Octagon. “Fury” has a dogged tenacity on the wrestling grind, slick submission skills when the action is on the canvas, and the ability to settle the opposition with the power in his striking attack . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 15 from Dallas Texas, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more info



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

SA flyweight boxer stabbed to death

Mbulelo Mpendu from Mdantsane near East London who fought in the flyweight division was allegedly stabbed to death over the past weekend. It was reported that the 25-year-old Mpendu was stabbed after an incident in a shebeen (unlicensed drinking establishment) in Mdantsane. Evidently he was the son of former South African flyweight champion Mveleli Luzipho but never adopted his father’s surname. Mpendu who had a reported record of 5-5-2, 1 KO fought to a second round technical draw against former South African flyweight champion Xola Sifama in his last fight on October 13, 2013.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Las Vegas gambling pioneer, John “Jackie” Gaughan, who helped bring boxing to Sin City, passed away at the age of 93. More

Sergio Martinez not only dislikes Miguel Cotto, but promises to take him out by the ninth round. More

Timothy Bradley promises to “kick” Manny Pacquiao out in their upcoming rematch. More

Good retro piece on jailhouse boxer James Scott and his battle for redemption. More



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez Face Off with Kellerman

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and WBC world Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina ‘face off’ with HBO host Max Kellerman (ctr) during the taping of HBO’s “Face Off with Max Kellerman.” Cotto and Martinez are preparing for their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship collision which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions, Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Maravilla Box, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the Cotto – Martínez World Middleweight Championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.



March 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez to return in April

Josesito Lopez (31-6, 18 KO) is set to fight against Aaron Martinez (19-2-1, 4 KO) on April 24th at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will televise. Lopez, although having lost two of his last three fights, returned to the “win” column during his match against Mike Arnaoutis this past December. Lopez settled for a technical decision win when the fight was stopped after the eighth round. Arnaoutis received a cut over his eye and was deemed unfit to continue the fight.

“I’m really excited to get back in the ring. I am training harder and longer than recent fights not only because I think Martinez will be a tough challenge but because that is what’s needed from me to be where I want to be.”, Lopez stated.

Tickets will be on sale starting Saturday at 8AM PT and can be purchased at www.hotwatercasino.com and also at the Agua Caliente Casino box office.



March 12th, 2014


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