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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

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Promoter: Rubio was a disgrace

By Gabriel F Cordero

Mexican boxing company Promociones del Pueblo has parted ways with former WBC interim middleweight world champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio after he failed to make weight and then was quickly KO’d by WBA middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. “Mexicans and world boxing fans expected a lot more from Rubio but that fight was a great shame,” said Promociones del Pueblo president Reginaldo Kuchle. “Rubio was a disgrace. An inexplicable loss. He was knocked out in just two easy rounds with a punch that wasn’t even strong. Rubio let down the fans. We even fought for him in the courts, and came out with this.”



November 5th, 2014



Boxing News

Hopkins, Kovalev workout quotes & photos

IBF and WBA light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev hosted a Brooklyn media workout at the famed Gleason’s Gym before their unification showdown on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Bernard Hopkins: “There are so many things I’ve done that the world of boxing has witnessed. It’s going to be difficult for the boxing people to pick one of my performances as the best. I’ve done so many unpredictable things and so profoundly. Even the people who want to go against me, are afraid to go against me. They’ve been wrong so many times. A lot of them are just being mum right now. They must feel I can still do things. This is a great position to be in. I don’t really believe there is any fighter, in any decade that can be in my position of luxury that I’ve been in for many years. (more…)



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Genesis Servania gets a world title shot. More

Hard-hitter Sergey Kovalev seen as a threat to veteran Bernard Hopkins. More

Chris Algieri sees Manny Pacquiao as a springboard to Floyd Mayweather. More

Nottingham Post names Carl Froch Sportsman of the Year. More



November 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Shawn Estrada returns November 20

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Shawn “Manos De Oro” Estrada will return to the ring on November 20th in an eight round clash against battle tested Mexican veteran Alfredo “Galan” Contreras at Goossen Promotions’ “LIVE AT THE LODGE” at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Sporting a record of 15-0-0 with thirteen knockouts, the hard hitting, 2008 U.S. Olympian Estrada of East Los Angeles, will be looking to kick-start his career seeing his first action since 2012. Fighting out of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, the 29-year-old Contreras is a veteran of 32 fights and well known as a gatekeeper in the division.

“Shawn’s been off for a while but this fight with Contreras will give us and him a gauge of where he’s at,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “We had very high hopes for Shawn when we signed him out of the Olympics and we look forward to bigger and better opportunities in the new year for him.”



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manager Al Haymon has inked former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. According to Chavez Jr., Haymon will be setting up his next fight in early 2015. However, Top Rank has a pending lawsuit against Chavez Jr. to enforce one remaining fight on his current contract, so Junior’s future is far from certain.

The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the only resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to offer the real-time closed-circuit of the November 22 HBO Pay-Per-View broadcast of The Clash in Cotai II: Pacquiao vs. Algieri, live from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao. The bout will be available for viewing inside The Palazzo Ballroom and at Lagasse’s Stadium.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host a complimentary Victory Party Celebration for newly crowned IBF bantamweight champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero on November 12 at LIT Lounge from 6-8PM PT.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Cleverly-Bellew clash picked up by AWE TV

The November 22 grudge rematch between former light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew will be available for U.S. viewers. The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and will be broadcast LIVE in the United States on AWE (A Wealth of Entertainment). Two co-main events feature two WBA world title bouts. Scott Quigg will make the fifth defense of the WBA super bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake of Tokyo, Japan. Also co-featured is two-time bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell defending the WBA bantamweight title against Walberto Ramos of Colombia. Also scheduled is two-time world title challenger George Groves taking on Denis Douglin, undefeated British super middleweight Callum Smith against former world title challenger Nikola Sjekloca, and undefeated 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist winner Anthony Joshua versus veteran Michael Sprott.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at the scale

Hanzel Martinez 127.75 vs Hiram Lopez 127.75
Melinda Cooper 121.25 vs Zenny Sotomayor 121.25
Ruben Garcia 121.5 vs Efrain Gonzalez 119
Jonathan Rice 251 vs Giovanni Gonzalez 218.25
Javier Albonica 147.75 vs Juan Manuel Rodriguez 147.75
Manuel Ceballos 176.25 vs Jairo Gutierrez 172.25

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 7:30pm
Where: Hanger 27 Nightclub, Tijuana, Mexico
Promoter: Gonzalez Boxing Club and Round 13



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Khan-Alexander Kickoff Presser Quick Quotes

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan and former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” hosted a Los Angeles press conference to announce their December 13 welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on Showtime. Khan and Alexander were joined by former world champion Victor Ortiz, who will be featured on the “Royal Battle” undercard.

Amir Khan: If I want those big fights, I need to win this one…going into this fight December 13, I’ll be a different fighter. Virgil Hunter has greatly helped me and I’m looking forward to it.

Devon Alexander: Whatever Amir Khan has planned, I have an action for it. Welcome to my graduation party December 13.

Victor Ortiz: I’m excited to get back in the ring and even though I’ve had ups and downs, I’m here now and I’m ready.



November 4th, 2014

UFC

Timmy Gorman Ready to Release the Hounds

Tim Gorman takes on undefeated Brazilian bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Saint Preux in Uberlandia, Brazil on Saturday, November 8th . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek open training a hit in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

More than 1500 “Góral” supporters arrived in a Krakow shopping center to see former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) before his Saturday fight against 26-year-old Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs). The Adamek-Szpilka main event, part of Polsat Boxing Night boxing evening, could shatter all the popularity records in Poland. Organizers, Polsat TV and Sferis Knockout Promotions, have already sold more than 17 thousand tickets (with VIP tickets costing more than $1,700) for Karkow Arena and PPV sales are going very well. Szpilka’s open training will be on Thursday in his hometown Wieliczka, just 15 miles from Krakow.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Sturm-Stieglitz heats up

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

The final press conference took place today for the fight Germany has been waiting for, Robert Stieglitz against Felix Sturm this Saturday in Stuttgart.

Robert Stieglitz: “We are fighting at super middleweight – in my weight class. Therefore, I see myself at an advantage. I can beat Felix Sturm, and will do so.”

Felix Sturm: “This is a fight that will be talked about for a long time. We are both offensive boxers who always fight in the ring in forward gear. It will be difficult, but I’m very, very well prepared.”

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November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovalev officials named

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the officials who will work this Saturday’s fight between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and WBA/IBF champion Bernard Hopkins at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The referee will be David Fields (New Jersey). Judges are Carlos Ortiz Jr. (New York), Clark Sammartino (Rhode Island) and Lawrence Layton (New Jersey). The WBO supervisor will be Valcarcel himself.



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson: I want become world champion again

45-year-old former world champion Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs) will face unbeaten Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) on December 13 at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark. Skogland is rated IBF #3 and WBO #4 at light heavyweight. Johnson is returning to light heavyweight after a TKO9 loss to cruiserweight Ilunga Makabu in June.

“Skoglund is good boxer with a lot of potential,” said Johnson. “But I think my experience will play a big part in this fight. I know what I have to do and on December 13, I’m going to get in there and get the job done. There is still a lot more I want to achieve. I want become world champion again. I wouldn’t still be boxing if I didn’t think I could do it. By beating a young, up and coming fighter like Skoglund, I will put myself right back in the mix.”



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

The Nielsen brothers headline hometown show

Photo: Photo Wende

Patrick and Micki Nielsen are back in action on December 13 when the Nordic Fight Night returns to the Albertslund MusikTeatret. The Danish boxing brothers headline the hometown show, which also features rising Swedish star Erik Skoglund against former world champion Glen Johnson.

Patrick Nielsen (22-1, 11 KOs) has it all to prove when he returns, following an unsuccessful interim WBA World title challenge in Moscow, to face Ronny Mittag (22-1-1, 9 KOs) in front of his home fans in the Copenhagen suburb.

“It’s time to get back in the ring and show everybody who I really am,’’ said the 23 year-old middleweight. ‘’Of course, it’s been tough coming to terms with my loss in Moscow but I’m ready to put that behind me and move forward with my career. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Eric Hunter gets fresh start under Golden Boy Banner

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Everyone in Philadelphia knows that Eric “Outlaw” Hunter is one of the most talented fighters in the City. He was an outstanding amateur, an Olympic alternate, and has compiled a professional record of 18-3, with 9 KOs. In his last fight, he won the USBA featherweight title with a gritty but comfortable 10-round decision over Yenifel Vicente.

But despite all this success, Philly fans don’t know if Hunter will ever make it to the elite level. The enigmatic Outlaw has wasted a lot of time, failed to capitalize on big victories, stumbled through the political game, and most of all had trouble keeping his attitude in check. Still, his fans truly believe a world championship could be in his future if the troubled fighter can pull it all together before it’s too late.

On Saturday night, Hunter has a chance to make a fresh start on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev fight, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, with a brand new promoter behind him and a seasoned opponent, Nicaraguan southpaw William Gonzalez, 27-5, 23 KOs, across the ring. If Hunter can perform up to his talents, he might just be ready to make his move. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs headed to Germany

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs) fresh off of his 50th career KO this past Saturday is now headed to Germany. No doubt Briggs is planning to be at ringside for the November 15th clash between unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. Now world ranked, Briggs’ current comeback has garnered plenty of media attention and fan support for his sought after showdown with Klitschko. He has also has plenty of detractors who question the level of his competition during his comeback.

Briggs responded with the following:

“I would like to thank all the fans who have been supportive during my campaign to land this fight with Wlad. I would like to thank the haters as well as it gives me a lot of motivation during training. I guess some of them forget that when I got the offer to fight Ruslan Chagaev for the then vacant WBA title this past June, I said ‘yes’ immediately and was waiting on a contract. Keep in mind I had just fought and went 12 rounds less than week before they offered me the fight. It’s not my fault that the original opponent ended up taking the fight in the end.

“When I got the offer to fight Tyson Fury to replace Derek Chisora this past July on short notice I knew that multiple people were being offered the fight and as you saw the fight never even happened. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

UFC

Cyborg Out, Karate Hottie in, for Invicta 10

Cris “Cyborg” Santos has been forced out of her main event appearance in Invicta 10, which is scheduled to be streamed on UFCFIGHTPASS.com on December 5 exclusively live from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Sadam Ali: The time is mine

By Matt Richardson
Photos by Peter Frutkoff

Sadam Ali has been toiling on the sidelines for what seems like a long time. A 2008 U.S. Olympian, the unbeaten welterweight from Brooklyn seemingly should have already had a title belt around his waist by now (or at least received his shot). Still, at 26 years of age, time is on his side. With a little luck and some good matchmaking, the 147-pounder could potentially move to the next level.

The first step in that progression will commence this Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey when Ali takes on the hard-hitting Argentinean warrior Luis Carlos Abregu in the HBO televised co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev main event.

For Ali (20-0, 12 KOs), now is the time to make it count. (more…)



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Referee Joe Cortez says Manny Pacquiao does have a chance at losing to Chris Algieri. More

Speaking of Algieri, he says he won’t be “awed” by  Pacquiao. More

Anthony Mundine on Jarryd Hayne. More

Billy Joe Saunders not worried about Chris Eubank Jr.’s recent no-show. More



November 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez visits ESPN

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico made a special guest appearance Monday on the “ESPN Deportes – A Los Golpes” show with hosts: Bernardo Osuna and David Faitelson at the ESPN studios in downtown Los Angeles. Valdez talked about his upcoming HBO Latino feature fight against Alberto Garza on November 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio,Texas.

Promoted by Top Rank, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Zapari Boxing Promotions, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets are priced at $100, $50, $35 & $20, plus applicable convenience and facility fees and can be purchased at the Alamodome Box Office, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

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November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Saunders: Eubank Jr. was exposed in front of the media today … he needs to man up

Billy Joe Saunders has slammed Chris Eubank Jr. for failing to show up to yet another head-to-head press conference today to promote their Saturday 29th November showdown at the ExCeL London. Saunders, who had travelled from his training camp in Spain with trainer Jimmy Tibbs, was stood up for the third time in a row by Eubank, who was replaced on the top table with a cardboard cutout. Chris Eubank Sr’s reason for not letting his son not attend the press conference was because he claimed the security provided by promoter Frank Warren was not adequate for the safety of his son, following comments that Saunders would “slap” Eubank Jr.

Warren had provided four approved SIA badged security personnel and also allowed Eubank Sr. to bring three of his own personal security guards at the press conference to protect Eubank Jr. And in addition, Warren also offered to install a barrier to divide the top table and keep the rival middleweights separated. Despite these measures plus a letter from Robert Smith, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, saying that he was satisfied with the security arrangements and advising Eubank Jr to fulfill his contractual obligations and attend the press conference, Eubank Sr. still maintained that his son’s safety would be in danger and would not attend. (more…)



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ronnie Shields: Szpilka has to knock out Adamek

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Well respected and accomplished trainer Ronnie Shields talks with Fightnews.com about the Polish version of boxing’s “Moment of Truth” between 37-year-old, two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) and 26-year-old slugger Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KO). Shields, who worked with Adamek before his win over Chris Arreola, expects a great fight in Krakow Arena on Saturday, delivering clear message to the young challenger…



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins set to do it his way – again

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

It’s fight week, and Bernard Hopkins has been here 65 times before. However, Saturday night’s world light heavyweight championship showdown with Sergey Kovalev, the hardest punching 175-pounder on the scene today, is perhaps his most anticipated fight in ten years. Not since Hopkins, 55-6-2, 2 NC, 32 KOs, faced Oscar De La Hoya in 2004, has the boxing world been so geared up for a fight involving Bernard Hopkins.

“This fight has a lot of politics and a lot of historic things wrapped up around it that I really haven’t had in any fight in a long time,” Hopkins said.

On Saturday night, Hopkins and Kovalev, 25-0-1, 23 KOs, will face off at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in an HBO 12-rounder to merge the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. But this fight is about much more than championship belts. This is a match between the two best fighters in the light heavyweight division, and one that very well could pass the torch from one generation to the next. (more…)



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Chris Algieri Update

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri is just 19 days from his date with destiny, where he will challenge defending WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Algieri will break his Las Vegas training camp on Wednesday and prepare to head to The Venetian Macao. But before he leaves, he will make one last appearance at a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday and hold one last public workout at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Saturday.

NYC newspaper Newsday dedicated a major portion of Sunday’s newspaper to Algieri, New York’s only reigning world champion:

An Inside Look at the Rise of Boxer Chris Algieri
Chris Algieri’s Road to Macau to Fight Manny Pacquiao
Photo Essay – Chris Algieri Trains in Las Vegas



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr a no-show at press conference for clash with Billy Joe Saunders

By James Slater

At today’s press conference at The ExCel Arena in London to further promote the upcoming November 29th clash between defending European middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and challenger Chris Eubank Jr, the latter was, to the real surprise of nobody, a no-show. Eubank Jr has done this before – and even though reports say Eubank Sr advised his son to stay away from today’s press conference because he was concerned things could boil over and get nasty, maybe even physical – promoter Frank Warren is understandably furious.

“I can’t tell you how angry this makes me feel,” Warren stated today. “He’s [Eubank] doing boxing a great disservice.”

As for the ultra-confident Saunders, who flew in from his training camp in Marbella to attend the press conference, he had the following things to say:

“It’s no skin off my nose, but I feel sorry for you [the media in attendance]. I flew back from Spain, so I’m sure he can come 15 or 20 minutes in the car. I’ve got four weeks to wait and [then] I can punch his head in. I speak what’s on my mind. I knew he wouldn’t show up. All this is mind games. Before I move on to world honors, I want to beat him.” (more…)



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Kimura keeps Japanese 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC#8/WBA#15/IBF#5/WBO#12 Yu Kimura (15-2-1, 2 KOs), 108, formerly national amateur titlist, kept his Japanese national light-flyweight belt as he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (all 69-64) over Atsushi Aburada (9-7, 5 KOs), 107.75, because of the challenger’s bad laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:50 of the seventh round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Aburada, an unheralded underdog, had the champ bewildered with a solid looping right to take a point in the opening session, but Kimura utilized his speed and skills to dominate the contest from the second round on. The fifth saw the game challenger from Osaka sustain a gash over the left eyebrow, which became worsened as the game progressed. The ref, midway in the seventh, called a halt and took a technical decision to render it to the champ.

JBC#2 flyweight Tetsuma Hayashi (25-2-2, 9 KOs), 111.5, displayed a fine form in finishing Ryutaro Taira (8-5-2, 3 KOs), 112, with a vicious body shot at 1:59 of the third session in a scheduled eight.

Ex-OPBF feather champ, Filipino Jonel Alibio, 133.5, gave a lesson to an upcoming Japanese hard-puncher Yuichi Yokoyama (14-3, 13 KOs), 133.5, and chalked up a fine TKO win at 2:20 of the fourth canto in a scheduled eight. Alibio brought him to a standstill in a furious mix-up, which had the loser’s corner toss in the towel.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Matsuoka defeats OPBF#12 Pumicpic

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

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Local bantam prospect Hikaru Matsuoka (8-1-3, 1 KO), 120, decked an important victory over OPBF#12 Filipino Richard Pumicpic (15-7-2, 4 KOs), 119.5, by a unanimous decision (79-74, 78-76 twice) over eight rounds on Saturday in Sanda, Japan. The Japanese underdog made good use of his footwork and kept averting Pumicpic’s roundhouse punches, piling up points with faster combinations. Pumicpic, a willing mixer, tried to mix it up but Matsuoka refused to trade punches in the close range all the way.

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OPBF #7 flyweight Filipino Giovanni Escaner (12-3, 8 KOs), 113.75, aggressively attacked Japanese veteran Junichi Ebisuoka (23-18-6, 10 KOs), 115, from the outset and finally caught him to have him at bay with the towel fluttering into the ring at 2:42 of the seventh canto. The ex-world challenger Ebisuoka, 33, apparently passed his peak and tasted the fifth defeat in his latest six bouts. It may be time for him to consider hanging up gloves for good.

Another Filipino victor was Jonel Gadapan (9-7-1, 6 KOs), 134.75, dispatched previously unbeaten local kid Yuji Itani (4-1, 4 KOs), 133.75, at 2:37 of the second session in a scheduled six.

Out of the three international bouts, a couple of Filipinos decked very convincing victories by registering one-sided stoppages. Probably the local promoter had wrong prefight information from a Philippine matchmaker. The crowd looked stunned and disappointed at their local favorites’ bad defeats.

Promoter: Taisei Promotions.



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko headlines in Chester, PA on Nov 14

On November 14, heavyweight Joey Dawejko (12-3-2, 5 KOs) will look for his fifth consecutive win when he takes on Rayford Johnson (10-15, 6 KOs) in the 8-round main event at Harrahs Philadelphia in Chester, PA. Also in action is Raymond “Tito” Serrano (18-2, 8 KOs), who will return in a six round jr. welterweight bout. His opponent will be named shortly. (more…)



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Magdaleno headlines on UniMas this week

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday at the Pharr Events Center in Pharr, Texas, featuring lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno (26-1, 10 KOs) against Heivinson Herrera (17-9-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Also on the card: an 8-round welterweight bout between unbeaten Brad Solomon (22-0, 8 KOs) and Eduardo Flores (17-15-3, 12 KOs). Also scheduled are IBF super bantamweight mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (24-2, 18 KOs), Olympian light heavyweight Egor Mekhontsev (5-0, 5 KOs) and local middleweight favorite Juan de la Rosa (21-3-1, 16 KOs) in separate bouts.



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins says he represents 40+ fans against Kovalev

Photo: John DiSanto/PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Photo: John DiSanto/PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Legendary WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who turns 50 in two months, says he represents all older folks when he unifies against WBO champ Sergey Kovalev on HBO this Saturday. Hopkins stated, “What motivates Bernard Hopkins is every 40 and up person out there that’s living, whatever job they have that they are afraid that this young intern is coming to take it and they can relate to that, then they will root for me and they will be for me, and I’m representing them. And so, black, white, Chinese, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, it doesn’t make any difference, they will look at the age and they will say “Rumble, old man, rumble,” and I will do that. And I will make them proud when I’m done November 8th being the undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world for the second time in my 20 plus year career, going on three decades.”



November 3rd, 2014

UFC

Jake Matthews: ‘Age isn’t a factor’

Age and experience are always going to be a topic of discussion whenever Jake Matthews prepares to set foot in the Octagon, as the 20-year-old lightweight with just eight professional fights to his credit is the second youngest fighter on the UFC roster . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel back in action Saturday

Former three division world champion Fernando “Ko-chulito” Montiel (52-4-1, 39 KOs) returns Saturday against unbeaten Sergio “Dandy” Puente (16-0, 6 KOs) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In the final stages of his career, Montiel has a lot to lose if he takes an “L” in this bout and he knows opponents are gunning for him. “They’re all dangerous,” he said. “They know that with a victory over me their stock will rise. I don’t disrespect any opponent, especially now that Zanfer is close to getting me a world title fight in 2015.”



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Fonfara-Ngumbu

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

On a chilly Saturday night, Warriors Boxing brought a marathon 13-bout card with an international flavor to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. Showtime Boxing Special Edition was on hand, televising three of the fights with Polish native, and Chicago fan favorite, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, in the main event. Also seeing televised action were Japan’s Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda and Dominican knockout artist, Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna. (more…)



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Sharif Bogere eyes a shot at a world title. More

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Congratulations to FightNews writer Christopher Cook and his wife Susan with the birth of their son Christopher David Cook. Christopher entered the ring October 25th weighing 7.7 pounds with a height of 19 inches (reach is unknown but thought to be under 24 inches).



November 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Perez, Lopez win UBF belts in Denver

Local welterweight Manny Perez (21-10-1, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Cesar Holguin (10-5-2, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Perez claimed the vacant Universal Boxing Federation International belt.

In the co-feature, featherweight Ricky Lopez (13-3, 5 KOs) outpointed Justin Lopez (5-2, 5 KOs) over eight rounds to win the vacant UBF All-America’s title.

Other results:
Sammy Clarkson SD6 Issak Cardona (super middleweight)
Manny Lopez TKO4 Emilio Hernandez (super lightweight)
Donovan Estrella UD4 Ian Connelly (super featherweight)
Saud Clark KO1 Angel Smith Torres (welterweight)
David Escamilla DQ over Esteban Nichol (super featherweight)
Ray Molina UD4 Eric Rosales (welterweight)
Ricky Rodriguez UD4 Antonio Solarzano



November 2nd, 2014


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