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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. works out during media day in Oxnard, California for his eagerly-anticipated ...

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Boxing News

Santana ready for Gasparyan

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Francisco ‘Chia’ Santana (15-3-1, 8 KOs) of Santa Barbara, California finished preparations today at the KnuckleHeadz Boxing Gym, under the guidance of trainer ‘Hoss’ Joseph Janik, as he is ready to step into the ring and take on Vito ‘Casper’ Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) of Glendale, California, by way of Armenia, in an 8-round welterweight bout, this Friday April 5th on the next edition of ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

“Camp went really good, we had a long training camp, we were getting ready for a fight in February but my opponent fell through but I feel great right now and I’m ready.” said Santana. “I know my opponent is a tough fighter and he comes to fight so we’re expecting fireworks. I want to put on a great show for everyone that’s coming out to show their support, for all my friends and family.” continued Santana. (more…)



April 4th, 2013



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Eighty-one-year-old longtime boxing trainer Johnny Hoyne, of Australia, passed away on March 31. Hoyne’s list of fighters include Australian champs Ross Moody and Shane Brock.

“My fried @senatorreid has had an amazing journey from Searchlight to the White House. Read his memoir it’s compelling and funny.” So goes a tweet from Mike Tyson, who is backing up Senator Harry Reid and the movement to pardon past champ Jack Johnson.

“I have to prove I’m the better man no matter what size,” says Steve Cunningham of his upcoming showdown with Tyson Fury. More at Philly.com.



April 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing back in Philadelphia on April 19

On April 19th, a boxing card will be presented promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and David Feldman at Harrahs Philadelphia. The main event will be a ten round battle for the Pennsylvania state light heavyweight title when Dhafir Smith (26-23-7, 4 KOs) battles Anthony Caputo Smith (13-1, 10 KOs). Despite his less than stellar record, Smith has skills, as evidenced by wins over Former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy and former “Contender” participant Jonathan Reid. He is the reigning state titleholder. Caputo Smith is a fan favorite in the Delaware area. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Gamboa-Burgos on HBO June 8

Promoter Fifty Cent of SMS Promotions and Thompson Boxing are close to finalizing a deal for interim WBA jr welterweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KOs) and former WBC Silver jr lightweight champion Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-1, 20 KOs) to headline a June 8th HBO Championship Boxing card at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. According to our source, the camps of both fighters are onboard and it’s just a matter tying up the loose ends. An announcement should come next week.



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Nate Campbell fighting on Khan-Diaz card

Former unified lightweight world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KO’s) of Jacksonville, Florida will be crossing the Atlantic to take on undefeated Manchester prospect Terry “Turbo” Flannigan (19-0, 5 KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight bout on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz bill at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on April 27. “It’s a great honor to be fighting in England,” said the 41-year-old Campbell. “I’m in great shape and looking forward to returning to the lightweight division and this fight will serve notice as to how serious I am.”

Flannigan stated “I’m looking forward to showcasing my talents against a former world champion in Nate Campbell. This is the type of fight I have been waiting for and I’m ready to move up to the next level and prove that I belong there. It’s going to be tough, but come the end of the fight, I have no doubt it will be my hand that is raised.”

Also, as previously reported on Fightnews.com, it was officially announced today that Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (27-0, 27 KOs) will take on 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Audley ‘A-Force’ Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) in the co-featured fight. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Weights

All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s Broadway Boxing card at Roseland Ballroom in New York City weighed in earlier today:

Yuri Foreman 155 vs. Gundrick King 156
Ionut Ion 147 vs. Damian Frias 148
Heather Hardy 122 vs. Mikayla Nebel 123
Gabriel Bracero 144.5 vs. Pavel Miranda 143
Luis Del Valle 126 vs. Andre Wilson 124
Luis Oliveras 139.5 vs. Chris Williams-Ortiz 139.5
Bryant Cruz 130 vs. Antoine Knight 131
Patrick Day 154 vs. Yosmani Abreu 153
Donte Strayhorn 138 vs. Michael Carreras 141



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Abner Cotto on April 20

The 30,000+ fans packing the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on April 20 for the super welterweight world championship unification showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout will have another reason to cheer, as the evening’s co-main event will feature a clash of unbeaten lightweights when Weslaco, Texas’ Omar Figueroa Jr. (20-0-1, 16 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Abner Cotto (16-0, 7 KOs) square off in what should be an explosive 10-round fight for the vacant WBC silver lightweight title.



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Zou Shiming on the fast track

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion Zou Shiming worked out with trainer Freddie Roach Wednesday night at the Venetian Macau Resort in Macau, China. Shiming will make his pro debut against Eleazar Valenzuela of Mexico on Saturday. The historic world championship boxing event will be televised to the U.S. on Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO2.

Roach said his goal is to have Zou fight for world title by his 6th fight to break Leon Spinks’ record. However if Roach wants Zou to break the record of winning a world championship the fastest, he will have to accelerate the timetable. Thailand’s legendary Veeraphol Sahaprom won the WBA bantamweight championship in only his fourth fight. More photos from today’s workout…



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Nevada Athletic Commission informs that Brandon Rios, Mike Alvarado, Terence Crawford and Breidis Prescott all tested clean for Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas.

Promoter Rodney Berman says unbeaten IBO super middleweight champion Tommy Oosthuizen will be fighting on HBO on June 29. Word is the main event for that telecast will be WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin against Matthew Macklin.



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Donaire-Rigondeaux undercard announced

Top Rank has announced the undercard lineup for the April 13 showdown at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13th.

In eight rounders, unbeaten light heavyweight Sean Monaghan (17-0, 10 KOs) faces Rex Stanley (11-4, 7 KOs), unbeaten welterweight Mikael Zewski (18-0, 14 KOs) meets TBA, and unbeaten super welterweight Glen Tapia (17-0, 10 KOs) battles Joseph De Los Santos (13-11-3, 6 KOs).

In four round bouts, Puerto Rico Olympian super welterweight Felix Verdejo (4-0, 3 KOs) faces Steve Gutierrez (4-3-1, 2 KOs), super middleweight Jessie Hart (5-0, 4 KOs) goes against Marlon Farr (2-2, 0 KOs) and super featherweight Toka Kahn Clary (4-0-0, 3 KOs) will box Gadiel Andulez (4-4-1, 2 KOs).



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Former Mike Tyson conqueror Danny Williams says David Haye is Britain’s best hope to bag world title

By James Slater

One man who feels former cruiserweight king and WBA heavyweight ruler David Haye’s comeback is a good idea is fellow Brit Danny Williams. “The Brixton Bomber,” who famously smashed what was left of Mike Tyson back in July of 2004, told South London Press that he believes Haye is far more of a threat to capture the heavyweight title than either of his British rivals, Tyson Fury and David Price:

“David has still got plenty to offer, he’s still strong, fast, powerful and has immense skill,” the former British heavyweight champ said. “His boxing hasn’t dipped from when he turned pro, so why shouldn’t he continue? When you look beyond the Klitschkos and David then the drop in standard to rest of the heavyweights is massive. The division is at its worst for years – David Haye will destroy all of them. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing Result

Jackson Osei Bonsu urged to retire!

Ghanian born Belgian superwelterweight “Sugar” Jackson has been advised by the ringside physician Kurt Hendrick to retire from boxing after his dramatic stoppage defeat against French champion Frank Haroche Horta last Friday during the big show in Gent, Belgium. Jackson was dropped 3 times before the referee called a halt to the bout and the ringside physician ordered a 60 day suspension and some additional tests. It was Sugar’s 2nd loss in a row. He was dropped twice by Damian Jonak before losing on points in his previous fight.

Jackson, a former EBU champion and current EBU-EU champion, was scheduled to defend his title on an open-air show in his own city of Antwerp, Belgium on May 31 against Italian Langella. This show will now probably have to be cancelled or at least postponed. The question is if the EBU will allow a postponement and if the EBU will not anyway strip Jackson from his title. Technically he is entitled to keep his crown as his last 2 fights have been just over the 154lbs limit to avoid being stripped. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Sato-Srisaket on May 3

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Nakornluang Boxing Promotion

Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, the new generation of Nakornluang Boxing Promotion, officially announced yesterday to promote the WBC Superflyweight Championship bout between Japanese world champion Yota Sato and WBC#9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. The event will be held on May 3 at Khonmuamgsri Stadium in Srisaket Province, Thailand.

Sato (26-2-1,12 KOs) won the WBC title on March 27, 2012 and he has successfully kept his crown twice. This will be the first time in 50 years for the Japanese world champion to defend his title in Thailand. Thailander Srisaket (18-3-1, 17KOs) has occupied the WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) 115lb title since June 14, 2011, retaining his regional belt four times. He is now the great Thai hope to regain the world championship belt back to Thailand again as this country has not had any world champion since Pungluang Sor Singyu lost his WBO crown to Paulus Ambunda on March 3 in Windhoek, Namibia. It is the first time in several decades that Thailand, does not have any world champion at all. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Larry Merchant back at ringside…in China

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

By Miguel Maravilla

Fightnews.com caught up with longtime sportswriter and former HBO Boxing commentator Larry Merchant last week at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. Merchant will be working his first fight since his retirement this weekend in Macao, China. He was last seen calling action at ringside for HBO last December 15 in Houston when super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire knocked out Mexican fan favorite Jorge Arce. He bowed out after that fight capping 35 years with HBO. He has been away from the boxing scene for a few months but not forgotten.

“I haven’t been away that long to have missed it and there hasn’t been that much happening,” Merchant told Fightnews.com. “I did a cameo role for a movie. I’m a freelancer now.” (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former heavyweight title challenger Manuel Charr has been actively campaigning to insert his name in the “TBA” slot for David Haye’s June 29 fight in Manchester, England. According to Charr, he along with Kubrat Pulev, Robert Helenius, Vyacheslav Glazkov and Denis Boytsov are in the running.

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has left sunny Florida and arrived in Going, Austria where he will train for his May 4 title defense against Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim, Germany.

In case you want to head to Cancun on May 18 to see Sugar Shane Mosley against Pablo Cesar Cano, tickets start at 200 pesos ($16.30) and top out at 1500 pesos ($122.25). The welterweight fight will air live on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on a delayed basis.



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

WBC lifts Chavez Jr. suspension

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC, which had indefinitely suspended former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after he tested positive for marijuana following his loss to Sergio Martínez last September, has announced it will lift all sanctions in place against Chavez Jr. and support a Martinez-Chavez Jr. rematch. Junior will now be put back in the WBC rankings and eligible to compete in any available WBC title fight.



April 3rd, 2013

UFC

TUF 17 Weekly Recap – Episode 11

The episode opens up at a Team Jones training session with Bubba McDaniel lying in the corner. Bubba says he’s in a lot of pain from fighting three times in a short time span and wants to save himself for the fight. Clint Hester concurs that Bubba is worn out from all the training, but considering that he got passed over for the wildcard spot in favor of Bubba, you can’t help but wonder if he secretly hopes Bubba bails so he can step in . . . Click here for more

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April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Casino Miami Jai Alai “Homecoming” Presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Armando Alvarez

Sports fans can be fickle. Take the wild popularity of mixed martial arts as an example–a sport that didn’t exist in America twenty five years ago. It’s difficult to forecast which sports will garner fan support and funding in years to come. Quite another and much easier to recall the sports that once held sway as must-see events of their day. Sports like jai-alai. Or boxing. In their heyday during the sixties and seventies, these two sports converged in one location, the fabled Miami Jai Alai Fronton (now known as the Casino Miami Jai Alai.) Today local sports fans witnessed a “homecoming” of sorts at the venue as former Don King Promotions trainer Al Bonanni hosted the final press conference for this Saturday’s five-fight boxing card.

Local cruiserweight prospect Azea “Haitian Hitman” Augustama (13-1, 8 KOs) wagered his own bets on the outcome of his scheduled ten-round bout against veteran David McNemar (13-2, 10 KOs). Augustama proclaimed: “I feel great. I haven’t had to cut weight, so that’s good. I’ve just been focusing on taking in as much oxygen as I can by running, and getting strong for this fight. I’m ready to go. (more…)



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The fight for the long-ignored pardon for heavyweight great Jack Johnson is far from over. Relatives and hometown supporters of the country’s first black heavyweight champion are looking for ways on the Internet to convince President Obama to issue a posthumous pardon. More

Though rumors of a Manny Pacquiao retirement run rampant through various websites, the Filipino press is reporting that it’ll be either Juan Manuel Marquez or Timothy Bradley in September. More

Worcester’s Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez continues his undefeated streak with a big win in Monte Carlo last Friday night. More in Rodriguez’s hometown paper.

 



April 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Martinez, Murray on weight

Middleweight kingpin Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and England’s undefeated interim WBA middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) were both well under the 30-day weight limit for their upcoming WBC middleweight championship bout on April 27 in Martinez’ home country of Argentina. Martinez-Murray, taking place at the country’s famed 50,000-seat Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, will be shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Both Martinez and Murray were already in tremendous shape, weighing in at exactly 170 lbs. each, just 10 lbs. above the middleweight limit.



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Fortuna set to face Zamudio

Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (21-0, 15 KOs) will defend his interim WBA World featherweight title against Miguel “Mikol” Zamudio (25-1-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round clash on April 19 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. This will be the first title defense for the always exciting Fortuna, who won the crown last December against Ireland’s Patrick Hyland via 12-round decision.

Also scheduled for televised battle are promising, once-beaten John “Dah Rock” Jackson (15-1, 14 KOs) and undefeated “Sir” Cerresso Fort (16-0-1, 11 KOs), who will lock up in a six-round junior middleweight war. Completing the televised tripleheader will be Emmanuel Lartei Lartey (14-0-1, 7 KOs) taking on Jonathan Batista (13-0, 6 KOs) in a six/eight-round welterweight battle of undefeateds.

After 5 pm today, tickets for “Fortuna vs. Zamudio” will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the Tropicana box office on fight night.



April 2nd, 2013

UFC

The Quarterfinals Conclude Tonight On An All-New Ultimate Fighter

Two More Will Advance To The Semis Tonight On An All-New Ultimate Fighter
Team Sonnen’s Uriah Hall battles Team Jones’ Bubba McDaniel, and Josh Samman takes on Jimmy Quinlan! The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs Team Sonnen – all-new tonight at 9pm ET/PT on FX

Who Will Advance To The Semifinals? Make Your TUF Tournament Picks Now
The final two quarterfinal matches take place tonight – pick now for a chance to win prizes!

Tickets Available For UFC Events In April
Urijah Faber battles Scott Jorgensen, plus the TUF season 17 winner will be crowned on April 13th in Las Vegas! The Octagon then heads to San Jose on April 20th for a lightweight championship showdown between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez! April comes to a close with a light heavyweight championship matchup between heated rivals and current TUF coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen in New Jersey on April 27th! Get your tickets now at ticketmaster.com.

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April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Hammer moving to super middelweight

Photo: Team SES

Photo: Team SES

Undefeated WBO/WBF female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (13-0, 7 KOs) will move up a division to fight WBF super middleweight champion Zita Zatyko (15-0, 11 KOs) on the undercard of the May 4 clash between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Hammer’s SES stablemate Francesco Pianeta at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany. “I want to be world champion of all classes,” said Hammer. “This place and this title I will claim for myself. I’ll show everyone where the rubber meets the road!” The fight will be for Zatyko WBF belt and the vacant WBO belt.



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Kameda-Kaiyanghadaogym WBA Officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Raul Caiz Sr. will be the third man in the ring when Japanese WBA bantamweight champion Koki Kameda (29-1, 17 KOs) defends against Thai challenger Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym (36-1, 19 KOs) on Sunday at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan. The three judges are Michael Lee (Korea), Ruben Garcia (U.S.) and Dereck Milham (Australia). The fight supervisor is Robert Mack from the U.S.



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Sauerland inks Firat Arslan

Former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (32-6-2, 21 KOs) is the newest addition to Team Sauerland. The 42-year-old, who is currently ranked at number two by the WBO, will have his first fight under the banner of Sauerland Event on April 27 at the Sporthalle Hamburg against an opponent to be announced. Arslan lost a controversial decision to WBO Champion Marco Huck in November 2012.



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Santa Cruz-Munoz on May 4

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Alexander Munoz (36-4, 28 KOs) will be facing former IBF bantamweight world champion Leo Santacruz (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on the televised undercard of Mayweather-Guerrero. Munoz is training at the Brigido Iriarte Gym in Caracas, Venezuela with his local trainer Jorge Zerpa.

The pay-per-view telecast will also feature rising middleweight star J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KOs) squaring off against recent world title challenger Gabriel “King” Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) in a 10-round battle. The co-feature is the already announced Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares 12-round title fight for Ponce de Leon’s WBC featherweight world championship.



April 2nd, 2013

UFC

UFC Fan Expo Returns to Vegas July 5 & 6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) presents its eighth UFC Fan Expo® event on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Also, slated for July 6 is UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN at MGM Grand Garden Arena. (more…)



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Frias set to upset former world title challenger Ion

This Thursday at "Broadway Boxing" in New York City

Unheralded Cuban-born welterweight Damian “Devo” Frias (19-6-1, 10 KOs) has an opportunity this Thursday (April 4th) in New York City to turn his career around, if he can upset former NABA champion Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion (30-2, 17 KOs) in an eight-round co-main event as part of the fan favorite “Broadway Boxing” at the historic Roseland Ballroom in midtown Manhattan. (more…)



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Frank Warren’s April 20th Wembley show taking shape with addition of McKenzie-Maccarinelli II

By James Slater

Promoter Frank Warren has announced yet another addition to his April 20th show set for Wembley. Headed by Nathan Cleverly Vs. Robin Krasninqi for the WBO 175-pound title, the show will also feature former WBO featherweight champ Scot Harrison against unbeaten Liam Walsh for the WBO European lightweight belt. And, as has just been announced, light-heavyweights Ovil McKenzie and former WBO cruiserweight boss Enzo Maccarinelli will meet in a rematch of their controversial November 2012 contest. (more…)



April 2nd, 2013

Announcement

New York Daily News Golden Gloves this Wednesday!

Bronx, Brooklyn, NYC and Yonkers fighters go Toe-to-Toe!

The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for the third consecutive year on Wednesday, April 3rd! There will be four championship bouts and six semi-finals contested in the 2013 rendition of the fabled amateur boxing tournament.

The oldest and most esteemed amateur event in the U.S.A., celebrating its 86th anniversary this season, has produced generations of legendary boxers including Sugar Ray Robinson, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Riddick Bowe, Gerry Cooney, Mark Breland, Jose Torres, and Zab Judah. (more…)



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Congrats to Fightnews photographer Emily Harney

Placing for the first time in the Boxing Writers Association Writers (BWAA) awards recently was Fightnews photographer Emily Harney, who received an honorable mention in the Feature category, along with Chris Cozzone.

Top prizes went to Tom Hogan, who was No. 1 in Action, and Getty’s Al Bello, who was the top shooter in Feature. Longtime Showtime photographer Tom Casino pulled off double wins, placing third in Action and second in Feature.



April 2nd, 2013

UFC

TUF 17 Fantasy Preview: Quarterfinals

24 fights and 10 episodes have passed, but only two fights remain before the semifinal matchups will crown the next two competitors who hope to wear The Ultimate Fighter crown on April 13 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Haye opponent to be announced mid-April

David Haye’s next heavyweight opponent will be announced mid-April, according to the Londoner’s trainer and manager Adam Booth. Last week Haye announced his highly-anticipated return to the ring, following a brief hiatus, and highlighted a date of June 29 in Manchester as the beginning of this next chapter. All that was left to be announced was the name of the man handed the job of opposing him in front of 20,000 expectant fight fans at the Manchester Arena. That will soon come, though, Booth assures. And, as trainer and fighter ventured abroad to begin the first phase of training camp, they were hopeful of some definitive answers on their return.

“I’m hoping that in two weeks we’ll be able to do a second press conference and announce the opponent,” said Booth. “I’m confident that I’ve got the guy. Obviously I’m not going to say anything, but while David and I are away the paperwork will go across. When we get back we’ve still got eleven weeks until the fight. How many times do you see opponents named that early?”



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Marquez-Pacquiao V Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is still a possibility that the Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao can meet for the fifth time in September, probably in Asia. Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum, who is in Macao promoting Saturday’s HBO2-televised world title double doubleheader, says he will do everything possible to reach an agreement for the Marquez-Pacquiao V in Macau or Singapore.



April 2nd, 2013

Boxing News

Mariusz Wach promoter sets the record clear

"Viking" will have to wait

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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Global Boxing

“There will be NO unsanctioned fights until the German Boxing Federation (BDB) suspension takes its course. Mariusz Wach has ten more days to pay his 10,000-Euro fine, and then “Viking” has to wait patiently until July 11, 2013. I will never agree to let him fight before this date because you have to respect penalty when you did something wrong,” said Global Boxing Promotion president Mariusz Kołodziej in response to rumors that his fighter Mariusz “Viking” Wach is preparing to be back in action in the this month in the USA. (more…)



April 2nd, 2013




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