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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world champion Anthony Mundine had a short response to archrival Danny Green’s comments yesterday. “Choc” told the Sunday Telegraph: “Dan relax, just relax. Your time will come at the weight I choose, at the venue I choose and at the payment I wish to give. There is only one captin of this ship —and it ain’t you.”
Mundine also indicated his priority is to resurrect the fight against Shane Mosley that fell apart at the eleventh hour last month.
After being taken from from the ring on a stretcher following his brutal twelfth round KO loss to Giovani Segura, former world champion Herman “Tyson” Marquez took some time to recover in his dressing room, then emerged with an IV in his arm. He thanked the fans before leaving in an ambulance for the hospital where he will be checked out. Tyson is believed to mainly be suffering from dehydration.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Gennady a 7, because he was fighting with the chip on his shoulder,” said Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a Fightnews.com interview after “GGG” successfully defended his title against very game Curtis Stevens in an almost sold out (only two ticket short!) Theatre in Madison Square Garden. “He wanted to hurt Stevens for all the BS he was doing, so he didn’t do exactly what we wanted him to do.”
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) talks to reporters at ringside following his fight with Curtis Stevens at MSG. GGG had a special message to Argentina: “Give me Sergio Martinez!”
By Shamus Young at ringside
Fighting as a junior middleweight, Zahir Raheem (34-3, 21 KOs) knocked Tim Coleman (19-4-1, 5 KOs) down four times and stopped him at 2:04 of the second round. After a feeling-out first round, Raheem decided to test Coleman’s conditioning with a few taps to the body. It was a wise choice, as Raheem dropped Coleman with a left hook to the body shortly after the start of round two. Soon after, he dropped him again with a right to the body. The third knockdown was another right to the body. The fourth and final knockdown was a left hook to the jaw. Referee Bobby Howard waved the fight off. The contract weight for the bout was changed from junior welterweight to 150lbs after Coleman weighed in heavy. (more…)
In an important WBO flyweight eliminator between former world champions, Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (31-3-1, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular twelfth round KO over hometown favorite Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (36-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Hermosillo, Mexico. As expected, it was a brutal encounter. Segura dropped Marquez in round four and methodically stalked “Tyson.” Marquez had his moments also, but Segura would not be denied, dropping Marquez again in round eleven and finally putting Marquez down for the count with a straight left after a wild exchange in the final stanza. Marquez was given oxygen and taken out on a stretcher. Segura is now mandatory challenger for WBA/WBO champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada. Time was 1:57.
Unbeaten WBC #14 super featherweight Miguel Berchelt (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO against Omar Estrella (15-6, 13 KOs).
Looking for his second consecutive win after capturing the NABA featherweight title two months ago, Hartford’s Mike Oliver fought to an entertaining draw against Brooklyn challenger Cornelius Lock on Saturday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The eight-round bout between Lock and Oliver was the main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s “Connecticut Classic” pro-am card, featuring six amateur and six professional bouts. Following his disqualification win over Eric Hunter in September, Oliver (26-5-1) came out aggressive against the stronger Lock, but was at his best when weaving in and out of trouble while Lock was the better fighter toe-to-toe. The two staged a tremendous finish over the final four rounds, exchanging blows along the ropes and in the center of the ring. Lock (21-6-2) earned a 78-74 decision on one card while the other two judges each scored the bout 76-76, resulting in a majority draw. (more…)
Golovkin finishes Stevens in eight, Perez defeats Abdusalamov in slugfest, Afolabi wins IBO belt against Janik
By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Emily Harney
Unbeaten WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Stevens hard at the end of round two with a huge left hook. Stevens beat the count and went defensive the next round-and-a-half to clear his head. Stevens landed some good punches at the end of round four. But, Golovkin was back in command in round five and punished Stevens until the fight was halted at the end of round eight.
In a terrific slugfest between unbeaten heavyweights, Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Magomed Abdusalamov (18-1, 18 KOs). Both went at it immediately with Perez getting the better of it. Abdusalamov got back into the fight in round two and the war was on. By round six, the left side of Abdusalamov’s face was badly swollen. Perez was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine. Scores were 97-92, 95-94, 97-92.
In a bout for the vacant IBO cruiserweight world title, Ola Afolabi (20-3-4, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over Lukasz Janik (26-2, 14 KOs). Scores were 114-114, 117-111, 115-113. Janik was cut over both eyes in a mainly dull encounter. (more…)
In a wild situation regarding the main event fight between Zahir Raheem and Tim Coleman, extra effort had to be taken to keep the fight on. In a scheduled 143 pound fight, Zahir Raheem weighed in at 141 pounds while Coleman weighed considerably higher. To rectify the situation, Raheem had to gain almost nine pounds in the past 12 hours to meet the newly scheduled 150 pound weight agreement while Coleman continued to cut. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
In a long awaited clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Lucas Browne (18-0, 16 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Richard Towers (14-1, 11 KOs) in an eliminator for the Commonwealth heavyweight belt (still held by David Price) on Saturday night at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. The 6’8 Towers was never in the fight as Browne walked right through him. Browne rocked Towers with a right hand at the end of round three, stunned him again in the fourth, then battered him on the ropes with clubbing rights in the fifth. After a count, Towers was deemed unable to continue. Time of the stoppage was :51.
Lightweight Tommy Coyle (17-2, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over John Simpson (25-10, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF inter-continental belt. Coyle dropped Simpson twice in round seven and the bout was waved off by referee Phil “Quickstop” Edwards after the second knockdown.
In a mismatch, Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell built his record to 3-0, 3 KOs with a fifth round stoppage over game Lee Connelly (2-6, 0 KOs) in a lightweight contest. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Four Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KOs) has issued a challenge to the under fire Anthony “The Man” Mundine (44-5, 26 KOs) via an open letter. Following the failed match up with “Sugar” Shane Mosley last week, Mundine said that he will give Green a rematch if he agrees to fight at Super Middleweight. Mundine also took to social media “I am boxing in oz & god willing ima get the fights me & my fans want to prove I’m one of the best ever! Love it or hate it I’m the best sports entertainer Australia’s ever had…that ain’t arrogance that’s fact… oh & greeny give me 6mill & meet me at 171pounds & I’ll finish ya!”
Here is Danny Green’s open letter to Anthony Mundine via The Daily Telegraph:
MATE, a few days ago you stated that ‘I’m not on your level’. And for once, I agree. I’m not on your level … I’m way above, in a different class. (more…)
By Graham Houston
The boxing world is in agreement that tonight’s middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens won’t be going the full 12 rounds at Madison Square Garden’s theatre (TV coverage on HBO in the U.S. and Sky Sports in the U.K.) Furthermore, there seems to be almost unanimous accord that Golovkin is going to win, probably quickly. I’m certainly expecting Golovkin to retain his WBA and IBO titles with a stoppage victory but I think that Stevens is going to be dangerous initially, and I’m not sure that Golovkin is going to blow Stevens away as easily as some believe will be the case.
Stevens, at 28, is a much more disciplined and mature fighter than when he was boxing as a 168-pounder earlier in his career. I think he is now a much better fighter than he was when Jesse Brinkley outclassed him in January 2009, which was the last time that Stevens lost.
Since returning to the ring as a 160-pounder — after a two-year layoff — Stevens has scored three one-round KOs in four consecutive wins. He looked devastating when blowing out Elvin Ayala and Saul Roman. There is no doubt that Stevens can crack with the left hook. I believe that Stevens trained something like 10 weeks for this fight and he looked in tremendous condition at the weigh-in, with sharply defined musculature. (more…)
By Nick Giongco
Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions is staging another free-to-the-public boxing show on Dec. 14 at the Tumbler Gym in General Santos City. Topbilled by rising bantamweight Jack Tepora, who has an unbeaten record of 8-0 with five KOs, the Pacquiao-promoted event will be one of many cards the Filipino star is going to unveil in the coming months, according to his Canadian adviser Mike Koncz.
Pacquiao, who turns 35 on Dec. 17, is in the thick of training for his crucial comeback bout set for Nov. 24 against Brandon Rios in Macau. Last week, MP Pormotions staged an IBF light-flyweight title clash between Filipino Johnreil Casimero and Mexican challenger Felipe Salguero at the Makati Coliseum. Koncz said the TV ratings blew them away. “It was a great success,” said Koncz, who was at ringside together with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
Tepora is originally from Cebu City and is being groomed for bigger things. A former amateur standout, Tepora, just 18 years old, will be going up against a tough Thai who will be named later. Also lending a hand to Koncz in putting up the Dec. 14 show is Nonoy Neri, one of Pacquiao’s local trainers.
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Myung-goo Yuh (KOR) 52.1 kg. vs. Khunkiri Wor Wisarut (THA) 52.1 kg.
(Vacant WBC Asia Superflyweight title)
Hee-jung Yuh (KOR) 53.7 kg. vs. Maimuang Sithkrusian (THA) 52.4 kg.
(Female 6 rounds non-title bout)
Jae-huon Lee (KOR) 80 kg. vs. Isaraphap Sor Varunee (THA) 78.5 kg.
(6 rounds non-title bout)
The others undercards (all are Korean fighters) :
Jun-Ho Moon 64.7 kg. vs. Hyuk-Soo Kwon 64.15 kg.
Sang-hoon Shim 57.3 kg. vs. Tae-yong Kim 57.8 kg.
Yun-woo An 61.35 kg. vs. Sung-hoon Kim 61.7 kg.
Kwon Kim 67.5 kg. vs. Hyun-soo Um 67.5 kg.
Promoter: Myung-goo Yuh
Venue: Jangyou Sports Center, Gimhae City, Korea
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojciech Kubik
There’s a buzz on the streets here in New York City. Even newspapers like the Wall Street Journal are writing about smiling man with the fashionable cardigan from Kazakhstan who just destroys rivals in the ring. But is this phenomenon limited just to New York City or the U.S. market? Fightnews.com asked event organizer Tom Loeffler, general manager of K2 Promotions.
“It’s much bigger than that,” said Loeffler, who only 14 months ago introduced GGG to American boxing fans. “Not only has this show gotten a lot of interest in the USA, especially New York, but it has tremendous international interest with the quality of the fights. Saturday night’s event will be broadcasted in more than 100 countries worldwide, on the biggest, most important TV stations, including SKY in the United Kingdom, Channel 1 in Russia, Polsat TV in Poland or for the first time, as a live boxing night broadcasted from US on the German SAT1 channel.”
By Brett Bonetti
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KO’s) has arrived in Perth, Australia to commence preparation for his next title fight. The WBA Fighter of the Decade will start his training camp at Harry’s Gym in Balcatta with Team Dragon Fire. The details of The Dragon’s upcoming title defense are expected to be announced shortly.
John will be returning to the ring for the first time since his 18th world featherweight title defense against Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (24-2-1, 18 KO’s) in April this year. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Warren Joubert came back after eleven months to score a hard-earned unanimous eight round points decision over oft-beaten Master Mangalazi in a junior welterweight bout at Carnival City near Brakpan on Thursday night. Unfortunately Joubert fell into the trap of following his back-peddleling opponent around ring throughout the fight. Joubert ups his log to 19-3-5; 11 and Mangaladzi falls to 2-8-1; 1. (more…)
Main event fighters Zahir Raheem and Tim Coleman have agreed to weigh in this morning for their fight tonight on Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 93″ at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Undercard fighters weighed in on Friday.
Jeremy McCleary 130.5 vs. Manuel Ortega 131.5
Contract Weight: 132 Lbs.
Corben Page 129.5 vs. Marcello Gallardo 128.5
Contract Weight: 129 Lbs.
($150 will go from Page’s purse to Gallardo)
Cameron Sevilla-Rivera 156 vs. Mark Garcia 153
Contract Weight: 154 Lbs.
($100 will go from Sevilla-Rivera’s purse to Garcia)
Jared Teer: 152 vs. Dex Montenegro 153
Contract Weight: 154 Lbs.
Jason Novelli: 167 vs. Luis Iniguez: 165.5
Contract Weight: 168 Lbs.
Welterweight hopeful Michael “Slick” Anderson will headline All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in a ten round bout Saturday, November 23 at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Throughout the city of Newark, attendance is a major problem that is only getting worse, with the average student missing more than 30 days of school annually. To help promote getting children into the classrooms and off the streets, All Out Promotions is donating tickets to the “Fighting for Attendance” card to Weequahic students with outstanding attendance. They’re also hosting assemblies throughout the district. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek
The saying “There’s always something going on in New York City” was even more true on Friday afternoon when it comes to boxing. It started with the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens weigh in for the huge K2 Promotions/HBO event this Saturday night and ended with Main Events’ Tomasz “Góral” Adamek-Vyacheslaw Glazkov press conference announcing November 16 heavyweight clash on the NBC network. Both fighters are in top shape and their styles promise constant action. Knowing Adamek’s history of ring toughness, “Czar” from Ukraine knows that to beat “Góral” for the #2 IBF spot, he will have to have fight of his life. For more reasons than just rankings. (more…)
“Hollywood Fight Night” returns to the historic venue of the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California on Thursday, November 14,. Undefeated prospects scheduled to appear include two rising knockout artists, heavyweight Charles Martin (11-0, 9 KOs) and welterweight Terrell Williams (12-0, 11 KOs). Both local fighters have dazzled Hollywood fans before and will look for another early stoppage on November 14th.
Also two foreign fighters will be looking to make big splashes in their U.S. debuts as Russian jr welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (21-0, 10 KOs) and super featherweight John Quigley (9-0, 2 KOs) of Liverpool, England will see action. Ponomarev is fresh off several weeks of sparring at Wildcard Boxing Club with recently crowned light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov. (more…)
The following are official weights for all of the participants in “The Connecticut Classic” live professional boxing presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater on Saturday.
Mike Oliver 125 vs. Cornelius Lock 125
Shelito Vincent 123 vs. Alisah McPhee 118
Evincii Dixon 146 vs. Jimmy Williams 146
Joe Wilson Jr. 151 vs. Christian Lao 152
Marcia Agripino 117 vs. Michelle Cook 116
Solomon Maye 239 vs. Donnie Palmer ??
Photo: Armando Bareno – Top Rank
2012 Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (R) of Asbest, Russia today signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum (2nd right) made the announcement today, saying “Egor’s first fight will be on our December 7 HBO event in New Jersey. We expect a great, glorious future for Egor, an Olympic gold medalist who is beginning his professional career.” Mekhontsev won his 2012 Olympic gold medal at the London Games. He earlier won gold medals at the 2011 World Amateur Championships and 2010, 2008 European World Championships. Arum announced that Team Mekhontsev will set up a training camp in Los Angeles. Also pictured are : (L-R) Leonid Mekhontsev, father, Vadim Kornilov, manager and Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman (center back).
Photos: PR Best Promotions
World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion, Roman “Rocky” Martinez ended today his training camp in Puerto Rico weighing 132 3/4 pounds one week before his third title defense against the former WBO featherweight champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on November 9 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a Top Rank presentation to be broadcasted on HBO.
Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs), who is going to defend his 130 pounds title for the third time against Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs), worked today for the Puerto Rican media at the Dorado Municipal Gym in Dorado with his trainers Raul “Papo” Torres and Freddy Trinidad. The Vega Baja native did some rounds of pads with Trinidad, then he worked with the punching bag and jumping the rope. (more…)
Former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (52-3, 39 KOs), returning to the cruiserweight division after twelve years as a heavyweight, needed just two rounds to annihilate Adnan Buharalija (29-19-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the ASV Halle in the Munich, Germany suburb of Dachau. The 40-year-old “Black Panther” dropped Buharalija in rounds one and two and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches.
In the main event, local heavyweight hero Alexander Petkovic (48-4-4, 26 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Chupaki Chipindi (11-5, 6 KOs) to retain his Global Boxing Union heavyweight title.
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