WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Cape Cod Boxing History Continues Aug 8th

Boston Boxing Promotions is bringing back professional boxing to Cape Cod for the first time in nine years on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (HYCC) with a fight card featuring the Northeast Heavyweight Title fight between Hyannis’ own Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) and Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO’s). The card will also feature an exciting eight-round light-heavyweight fight between Harwich’s Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO’s) and rugged Mexican Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO).

While this is the first time pro boxing has been featured on the Cape in nearly a decade, the region is ripe with a rich boxing history, upsets and familiar names. Here are some facts about Cape Cod’s history in professional boxing. Some may surprise even the most avid sports fan. (more…)

Boston Boxing Promotions is bringing back professional boxing to Cape Cod for the first time in nine years on Saturday, …


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Angela Hill: Always Smiling and Dangerous

Angela Hill is ready to show what she’s all about.

While the scrappy Maryland native was introduced to the UFC fan base during her time on The Ultimate Fighter 20, the slick striker believes there was very little about who she actually is as a person and a fighter that translated from the reality show. Where some of her fellow strawweights – who were already veterans in the fight game – were quick to look for camera time in order to further their personal brands, that’s simply not Hill’s style, as she chose to sit back and take it all in . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Angela Hill is ready to show what she’s all about. While the scrappy Maryland native was introduced to the UFC …



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Carl Frampton savouring El Paso shootout vs. Alejandro Gonzalez

Deontay Wilder carries the hope of a nation

Danny McDermott honored in North Bergen

Freddie Roach confident that Miguel Cotto would KO Canelo Alvarez

Carl Frampton savouring El Paso shootout vs. Alejandro Gonzalez Deontay Wilder carries the hope of a nation Danny McDermott honored …


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Felix Verdejo, Nicholas Walters grand arrival

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Toprank Rising Superstars Felix Verdejo and Nicholas Walters arrive in New York City Tuesday afternoon.

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Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Toprank Rising Superstars Felix Verdejo and Nicholas Walters arrive in New York City Tuesday …




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Szpilka, Peterson, Alvarez, Hearns, Dolton see action on UIC off-TV undercard

The full night of undercard action supports Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader that features WBA “regular” super welterweight Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) taking on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) facing Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs). This edition of PBC on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET. Doors at UIC Pavilion open at 5 p.m. CT with the first fight set for 5:15 p.m. CT.

Heavyweight bruiser and fan favorite Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs) takes on Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder topping the undercard. Also, super lightweight Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs) battles Ammeth Diaz (32-11, 23 KOs) in a 10-rounder and undefeated rising light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) battles Anatoliy Dudchenko (16-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round duel. (more…)

The full night of undercard action supports Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader that features WBA “regular” super welterweight …


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“Si, Se Puede” Cain Velasquez embodies Mexican-American pride

The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest.

Brown Pride . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Wake, Tawatchai clash in IBF eliminator tomorrow

Report and photo by Joe Koizumi

OPBF 122-pound champ, IBF#2 ranked southpaw Japanese Shingo Wake (18-4-2 11 KOs) will square off against IBF#1 Mike Tawatchai (35-7-1, 21 KOs) from Thailand in an eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger tomorrow (Wednesday) in Tokyo, Japan. Today there was an official weigh-in, where Wake scaled in at 122, while Tawatchai hit the beam at 121.25.

The winner will be eligible to make a mandatory shot at the IBF ruler Carl Frampton of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The IBF officials are as follows: referee Sam Williams (US); judges Pat Morley (US), David Hudson (US) and Manfred Kuechler (Germany); supervisor Glen Hamada (US). (more…)

Report and photo by Joe Koizumi OPBF 122-pound champ, IBF#2 ranked southpaw Japanese Shingo Wake (18-4-2 11 KOs) will square …


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“Cuatito” Ruiz ready to face Santa Cruz

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz, who is rated #1 and is the mandatory challenger is patiently waiting for a world title bout in the super bantamweight division. The title is currently held by another Mexican, Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz. The WBC held a purse bid for a final eliminator between Ruiz and Nonito Donaire, however Donaire took another fight.

“I wanted to show what I’m capable of to a guy like Donaire,” stated Ruiz. “Unfortunately, that fight for the moment isn’t taking place. We must continue to train and think about how we continue. I’d like to face Santa Cruz or whoever has the title. For me the name isn’t important. I’m ranked number one and I’m here on merit. I think I’ve earned the opportunity and I’m preparing strong.”

Promociones del Pueblo, Sampson Boxing and Televisa are seeking to land a world title fight for Ruiz soon.

By Gabriel F Cordero Former world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz, who is rated #1 and is the mandatory challenger is …



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Artur Beterbiev: Boxing was my fate

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Yvon Michel Group

“Since childhood, I have been into wrestling and boxing. One time, I was kicked out of the wrestling team training, so I never went back. Being on the boxing team, I was probably kicked out of the training like ten times, but every time I was coming back keeping on training and improving. Perhaps, it was my fate to be a boxer, to continue to go further and keep on winning and getting better” – said undefeated light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) in a Viktoryia Bulakhava (Russian Chicago Magazine) interview. On Friday, June 12, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KO) will fight Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs) Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV, live 9PM ET/PT. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Yvon Michel Group “Since childhood, I have been into wrestling and boxing. One time, I was kicked …


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Naito beats Arakawa; Eto keeps OPBF 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese super-feather champ, fast but light-punching Rikki Naito (13-0, 5 KOs), 135, engaged in a non-title bout and defeated former world challenger and ex-OPBF lightweight ruler Nihito Arakawa (25-6, 16 KOs), 135, by a unanimous decision (97-94, 97-93, 98-92) over ten speedy rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. A highly-touted confrontation of the southpaws resulted in a disappointment—Naito’s lack of convincing power and Arakawa’s deteriorated precision despite his usual aggressiveness. With more power Naito could have hurt the veteran campaigner, ten years his senior at 35, more effectively, but he only occasionally countered Arakawa with southpaw uppercuts, which were well-timed but failed to damage him and keep him from coming forward. Arakawa, in round eight, accelerated his trademark non-stop rallies and continually pinned him to the ropes with a flurry of punches, but his lack of precision didn’t hurt Naito so decisively and couldn’t have the tide turn. WBC#13 Naito, the son of ex-Orient 160-pound champ Cassius Naito, will need to gain more power to remain unbeaten and zoom up in the future. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Unbeaten Japanese super-feather champ, fast but light-punching Rikki Naito (13-0, 5 KOs), 135, …


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Promoters want Muller-Masternak decision reversed

On Saturday night, a controversial split decision cost Mateusz Masternak (35-3, 25 KOs) a win against Johnny Muller (19-4-2, 13 KOs) at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa. Masternak’s promoter Team Sauerland has contacted Boxing South Africa’s president Archie Nyingwa to demand that the decision be overturned. Interestingly, Muller’s promoter Golden Gloves also wants the decision reversed. Muller got the win despite suffering two knockdowns.

Kalle Sauerland called the bout “one of the worst decisions ever made in a non-title bout in the sport of boxing,” while Golden Gloves chief Rodney Berman stated “Johnny put up an outstanding fight, but he never won and to say he did is beyond imagination. I was embarrassed when I heard the verdict.”

Berman offered a rematch with neutral judges, however Masternak isn’t thrilled with the idea.

On Saturday night, a controversial split decision cost Mateusz Masternak (35-3, 25 KOs) a win against Johnny Muller (19-4-2, 13 …


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Frampton invades USA, will face Cobrita Gonzalez Jr in El Paso on July 18

Unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs), who recently signed with Al Haymon, will make his U.S. debut on a July 18 CBS card at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Frampton will face against IBF #13 rated Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. (25-1-2, 15 KOs), the son of former world champion Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez.

The co-feature was to be IBF jr middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage against mandatory challenger Jermall Charlo, however Bundrage announced over Twitter that he suffered a cut during sparring and will have to postpone the fight. An accompanying photo showed Bundrage with stitches over his left eye.

Unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs), who recently signed with Al Haymon, will make his U.S. …



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Campbell-Coyle grudge match August 1

On Thursday at a press conference, promoter Eddie Hearn will announce an August 1 all-Hull grudge match between unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (11-0, 9 KOs) and Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10 KOs). The bout will take place at the outdoor KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull, England. Both fighters are local heroes.

On Thursday at a press conference, promoter Eddie Hearn will announce an August 1 all-Hull grudge match between unbeaten Olympic …


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June 20 Copenhagen card shaping up

Rashid Kassem (8-0, 5 KOs) faces Reynaldo Mora (7-1-1, 4 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on June 20, and is expecting a tough test from the Nicaraguan. In the evening’s main event Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) faces Ghanaian Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs) in a defence of his WBA International super middleweight title, while featherweight talent Dennis Ceylan (14-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Sergio Prado (11-4-1, 4 KOs). Full details of the undercard will be announced shortly.

Rashid Kassem (8-0, 5 KOs) faces Reynaldo Mora (7-1-1, 4 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night at the Ballerup Super …


UFC

TUF Brazil 4 – Episode Ten Recap

It’s been a rough road for Team Nogueira all season long on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, ever since former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was forced to leave the show due to looming allegations that he used performance enhancing drugs prior to his fight against Nick Diaz in January . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Flashback to the days when Barry McGuigen ruled

Manny Pacquiao looking to sell mansion just purchased

Concierge doctor’ treatment include weekly boxing lessons in Las Vegas

Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez on a collision course

Flashback to the days when Barry McGuigen ruled Manny Pacquiao looking to sell mansion just purchased Concierge doctor’ treatment include …



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Referee Frank Cappuccino passes

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Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Prominent and popular boxing referee Frank Cappuccino passed away this morning, June 8th, at age 86. Cappuccino was born Frank Capcino on February 7, 1929, and grew up in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Along with older brother Vic Capcino, who also recently passed away (May 13, 2015), the younger Capcino was an amateur boxer during the 1940s. Frank turned professional in 1949 and fought just three times as a pro, winning all three by 4-round decision at South Philly’s Toppi Stadium.

In 1958, Frank became a referee and for the next fifty years, worked as both a referee and a boxing judge. Along the way Capcino changed his name to the more colorful “Cappuccino”, which ring announcer and long-time friend Ed Derian helped to make famous with his exaggerated pronunciation in his announcements of Frank. (more…)

Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Prominent and popular boxing referee Frank Cappuccino passed away this morning, June …


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Szpilka: I’m ready to show my talent

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s always the same with me,” says always extra confident 26-year-old southpaw heavyweight Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs). “I can’t wait to be in the ring, show my supporters – and haters – how much I developed, how much more I can do now. I’m even more anxious this time, because of my training with Coach Ronnie Shields. And of course, because all these friends I’ve already made training in Houston. I’m ready to show my talent!” On Friday June 12, Szpilka will be facing Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KO) on the undercard of the Premier Boxing Champions event at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The PBC on Spike live telecast starts 9PM ET/PT, with Artur Beterbiev-Alexander Johnson and Erislandy Lara-Delvin Rodriguez.

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By Przemek Garczarczyk “It’s always the same with me,” says always extra confident 26-year-old southpaw heavyweight Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 …


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Boxing makes quick return to Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA

There is only one thing to do when you pack the World Famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California…do another show two weeks later. And that is exactly what will take place as Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas returns to Tinseltown on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 7:00pm. The 10th installment of the HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT series will feature an explosive Solo Boxeo Tecate Main Event on Unimas, when Lightweights Jose Felix Jr. (29-1-1, 24KOs) and Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (21-6-2, 19KOs) face off. (more…)

There is only one thing to do when you pack the World Famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California…do another …


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King Sports will continue to do business

After the passing of Michael King, his boxing promotional company King Sports will continue to do business with the same staff King put in place. All scheduled events, including all training camps and promotional activities for such events, will take place without interruption or delay. “King Sports will miss the love, joy, values and enthusiasm Michael instilled in each one of us every day,” said Paul Cain, Director of Boxing Operations. “With immeasurable dedication to Michael, we will follow in his footsteps with our work ahead. We have a terrific team and exciting fights ahead of us, including Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam v David Lemieux on June 20th at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada for the middleweight world title.”

After the passing of Michael King, his boxing promotional company King Sports will continue to do business with the same …


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Cotto sets up Canelo fight with impressive KO

By Matt Richardson and Jerry Glick at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Bring it on Canelo!

That was the clear message Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto easily dominated former titleholder Daniel Geale in four lopsided rounds.

Click here for more plus giant photo gallery…

By Matt Richardson and Jerry Glick at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Bring it on Canelo! That was the clear message …


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Nicholas Walters gets super-belted

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) received his WBA “super” belt from the hands of WBA Operations Manager Julio Thyme at WBA headquarters in Panama City. Jamaican Walters has trained and líved in Panama City for many years. He will defend the title on Saturday against Colombian challenger Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) at the famous Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. The bout will be televised by HBO.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Unbeaten WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) received his WBA “super” belt from …


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Huck announces new trainer: Don House

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Who will take charge of Marco Huck’s training? Ever since the current WBO cruiserweight champion severed ties with his former promoter Sauerland Event, the boxing world has been left guessing on who might be his next trainer. Ulli Wegner, who has held the reigns of Huck’s training regime for ten years, was not allowed to continue working with Huck. Therefore a new coach was needed and the 30-year-old champion found him a few months ago in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“After long and thorough consideration I decided to go with Don House”, confirmed Huck officially. “We went through a few sessions during last year’s WBO Convention in Las Vegas at the Mayweather. I immediately realized that he is a very experienced guy.” (more…)

Photo: HSP Who will take charge of Marco Huck’s training? Ever since the current WBO cruiserweight champion severed ties with …


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Fielding aims for statement KO of Vera

Super middleweight Rocky Fielding says he will make a big statement at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on June 26 by knocking out Brian Vera. Vera holds impressive wins over Andy Lee, Serhiy Dzinziruk and a pair of victories over Sergio Mora, so Fielding believes that stopping the 33-year-old Texan will prove he is ready to challenge for world honours.

“The better the opponent in front of me, the better I will perform,” said Fielding. “I’m confident that when Vera feels my power and what I can do – he won’t want to know. I’m keen to get him out of there via a stoppage – Chavez Jr couldn’t do that on either occasion, nor could Willie Monroe Jr – it would make a real statement. (more…)

Super middleweight Rocky Fielding says he will make a big statement at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on June 26 …


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Nieves Crushes Molnar

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Professional boxing returned to Erie PA in a big way as Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions presented an exciting nine bout, outdoor card at the Presque Isle Downs Casino that left everybody satisfied. In the eight round main event of the evening, before a crowd of 1,400 strong, undefeated super bantamweight Antonio Nieves raised his record to 12-0, 6 KOs with a destructive first round knockout of former WBF international flyweight champion Gabor Molnar (16-8, 10 KOs). In the six round cruiserweight co-feature, an unintentional clash of heads in the first round between “Iron Majic” Alvin Alexander Varmall Jr (5-0, 5 KOs) and Ernest “The Beast” Reyna (6-2, 3 KOs) opened a bad cut over Reyna’s left eye that was ruled too dangerous to continue, which forced the bout to be declared a no contest. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Professional boxing returned to Erie PA in a big way as Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions …


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Dariush Draws ‘The Menace’ on August 8

The UFC Fight Night card in Nashville continues to take shape, with the latest addition to the lineup being a batte of lightweight contenders pitting number five-ranked Michael “The Menace” Johnson against the 14th-ranked 155-pounder, Beneil Dariush on August 8 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Watch the new trailer for boxing movie “Southpaw”

Four opponents to make heavyweight Anthony Joshua a major player

Deontay Wilder about a hometown defense

Miguel Cotto says Canelo Alvarez is next

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Yordan retains WBO Aspac belt

By Jeff Pamungkas

Daud Cino Yordan (34-3, 24 KOs) won unanimous decision over Maxwell Awuku (40-3-1, 26 KOs) of Ghana to retain the lightweight WBO Asia Pacific title belt at DBL Arena, Surabaya City, Indonesia on Saturday (6/6). Yordan displayed vintage boxing by slugging and insisting on a very close distance and opening his defense to lure Awuku for punch trades from the first round until the fourth, but Awuku replied with some good counters. Realizing his close fight challenge was ineffective against Awuku’s dangerous counter punches, the former two division IBO champion, Yordan, changed the tactic by fighting from the distance which resulting a knockdown in the 7th, when Yordan landed a fast right hook to Awuku’s chin. Although leading in scores, Yordan was still going for a knockout in the last two rounds, but Awuku was too slick in avoiding Yordan’s hammers. The judges scored the bout 114 -113, 115-112, 117-110, all in favour of Yordan.

By Jeff Pamungkas Daud Cino Yordan (34-3, 24 KOs) won unanimous decision over Maxwell Awuku (40-3-1, 26 KOs) of Ghana …


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Video Interview: Robert Guerrero

By Jerry Hoffman

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero overcame a knockdown early, but came on late against a game Aron Martinez at Stub Hub Center Saturday afternoon on NBC. Clearly, Guerrero was not at his best, did not fight with intelligence in the early rounds and needed to sweep the final five rounds to earn the decision. The Ghost seemed to lack focus until getting knocked down by Martinez in round four. Guerrero’s first cousin Rochelle Rose Perez suffered a fatal heart attack a couple days ago, which might explain why Robert seemed out of sorts early against Martinez. The split decision win for Guerrero could have gone either way. I had it 96-94 for The Ghost.

By Jerry Hoffman Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero overcame a knockdown early, but came on late against a game Aron Martinez …


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Ex-world champs Igarashi, Shimoda victorious by decision

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former WBC flyweight champ now campaigning in the 115-pound category, Japanese southpaw Toshiyuki Igarashi (21-2-1, 11 KOs), 115, displayed his superior speed and skills in outpunching game Filipino Renerio Arizala (12-2-1, 5 KOs), 113, to win a unanimous nod (99-92, 97-93, 97-94) over ten fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been dethroned by compatriot Akira Yaegashi by an upset verdict in April 2013, the lanky lefty Igarashi moved up to the super-flyweight division and thus scored four victories in a row. Arizala fought well, but Igarashi proved too fast and shifty all the way for him to cope with. Accelerating his attack, Igarashi had Arizala on the brink of a knockdown with a fusillade of punches in the eighth and tenth. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Former WBC flyweight champ now campaigning in the 115-pound category, Japanese southpaw Toshiyuki …


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Quigley Defends Virginia Welterweight Title in Springfield

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome “The Showstopper” Quigley successfully defended his Virginia State Welterweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Benjamin “Wildcat” Olinga Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. The bout was the main event of the latest in the “Bulldog Brawl” series co-promoted by Jeter Promotions and RBA Promotions. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome “The Showstopper” Quigley successfully defended his Virginia State Welterweight title …


UFC

Ebersole Retires After a 15-Year Career

Upon his retirement Saturday night after a loss to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night in New Orleans, Brian Ebersole described his career as a case of cheating the system, but despite not having the world-class wrestling credentials of some of his peers, he not only put together a career to remember in mixed martial arts, but he did it his way, to the tune of a remarkable 51 wins in 70 fights . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Cotto taking aim at Canelo now

After his spectacular fourth round KO against Daniel Geale, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto said “As I threw my left and he put his right hand down and BOOM.” Cotto gave full credit to trainer Freddie Roach for reviving his career.

Cotto stated he’s happy to move on to a fight with rival Canelo Alvarez at Canelo’s preferred weight of 155.

[On fighting Alvarez] Canelo will just be another fight. If the people want the fight to happen, it will happen.

[On a possible fight against Gennady Golovkin] Why not? After the next fight, we’ll see.

[On his weight] My weight yesterday was 153.6 pounds, you think I’m a middleweight? I’m not.

After his spectacular fourth round KO against Daniel Geale, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto said “As I threw my left …


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Guerrero, Martinez comments

Welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Aron Martinez commented on Guerrero’s split decision win on Saturday afternoon at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Robert Guerrero: “Aron Martinez came to fight and the fans got to see two warriors go at it. I can’t explain why I go to war so much. I just love to get in there and mix it up. When I got up off the canvas, I told myself…get up and win this fight. Once I started boxing I felt I started dominating the fight.

“We got the victory and now it’s time to move on to some big fights and give the fans the warrior type fights they deserve. I’m an action fighter and I’ll continue to be so. There is something about this arena that makes you want to stand there and trade.”

Aron Martinez: “I’m very happy with my performance. I thought I won the fight. I thought the third scorecard was way out of line. It was a great experience fighting on NBC. I wanted to put on a great fight for the fans and me and Robert did that. I look forward to being more active and fighting again as soon as possible.”

Welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Aron Martinez commented on Guerrero’s split decision win on Saturday afternoon at the StubHub …


UFC

UFC Fight Night NOLA Main: Henderson KOs Boetsch in 28 Seconds

Despite giving up 10 years to his opponent, 44-year-old Dan “Hendo” Henderson found the fountain of youth in his storied career once more Saturday night, knocking out the 13th-ranked middleweight contender Tim Boetsch in just 28 seconds at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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