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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime Local lightweight favorite "Lightning" Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) won a stunning ten round ...

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The Boxcino 2014 middleweight semifinals were held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on ...

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

By Gary Digital Williams at the scale Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Bernard Hopkins 172.4 vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4 (IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles) Shawn Porter 146.8 vs. Paulie ...

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

Photos: Mpsportimages.com Gamalier Rodriguez 125.4 vs. Orlando Cruz 126.8 (NABO featherweight title) Note: Cruz' final Weight was 126 Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs. Ivan Zavala 139.2 Matt Korobov ...

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today ...

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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin,

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

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Boxing News

Jardon gets crazy win over Verdugo

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Saturday at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, super featherweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (22-3, 18 KOs) won by second round disqualification against Adrian Verdugo (22-7-1, 19 KOs). Jardon dropped Verdugo in round one and after dishing out more punishment in round two, Jardon was cut on the right eyelid by what was ruled to be an intentional headbutt and the bout was stopped with Verdugo being DQ’d. Time was 2:06.

The co-feature, Martin “Pini” Casillas (12-2, 8 KOs), the winner of the “Quien pinta para la Corona?” tournament, took a ten round split decision over current WBF super flyweight beltholder Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (23-4-1, 14 KOs) in a non-title affair. Scores were 97-93 twice for Casillas, 96-95 for Montes. (more…)



January 13th, 2013



UFC

Strikeforce: Saffiedine steals the show

The final Strikeforce event in history took place in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. As most oddsmakers and fans expected, the main card chugged along with a series of four fast finishes by the bout favorites. Yet MMA relies on the unexpected, and the main event delivered as a 170-pound Strikeforce Challengers graduate used strategy and precision to neutralize the strength of a former UFC middleweight contender, wresting away the welterweight title . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.



January 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Hernandez retains title by unanimous decision

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBC jr flyweight weight champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (26-2-1, 16 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Dirceu Cabarca (14-7, 67 KOs) on Saturday night before 2500+ at the Arena Agustin Millan in Toluca, Mexico. Scores were 118-110, 118-108, 119-112. Hernandez was in command the whole fight although he sustained a cut on the bridge of the nose and over his left eye due to headbutts.

Lightweight Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (26-11-4, 17 KOs) overcame a badly swollen eye to win a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Ricardo “Pelon” Domínguez (37-9-2, 22 kos). Scores were 96-94 on all cards. (more…)



January 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Perez beats Forbes by majority decision

By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Marco Perez/mpsportimages.com

With former world champion Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield sitting ringside, former interim WBA light welterweight champion Johan “El Terrible” Perez (16- 1-1, 12 KOs) of Venezuela scored a majority decision victory against former IBF super featherweight champion Stevie “2 Pounds” Forbes (35-12, 11 KOs) in the main event of Golden Boy Promotion’s Boxing Series from the BB&T Center in Sunrise Florida tonight.

Forbes caught Perez early and often with counter left hooks that caused a mouse to form outside the Venezuelan’s right eye beginning in the second round and seemed to be boxing beautifully against the aggressive-punching Perez. The smaller Forbes dug flurries to Perez’s body and smartly-placed counter shots upstairs despite Perez landing effective overhand rights. Forbes picked off the bulk of Perez’s shots with his gloves and movement, allowing him to set up his own scoring blows.

Forbes had a big sixth round, raining overhand rights and left hooks on Perez, forcing him to get on his bicycle and reset his attack. Perez kept coming forward with heavy-handed shots in the seventh, repeatedly eating left hooks in reply. In the tenth and final round, Perez drew blood over Forbes’ right eye as he continued to load up on his aggressive and persistent attack. Judges recognized his aggressiveness with scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95. (more…)



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Hernandez-Cabarca webcast tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a world championship boxing webcast, free of charge, tonight at 10PM ET/7PM ET worldwide (the webcast will not be available in Mexico). In the main event, scheduled for twelve rounds at Arena Agustin Millan in Toluca, Mexico – two-time WBC light flyweight world champion Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez (25-2-1, 16 KOs) will defend the title against Dirceu “El Explosivo” Cabarca (13-6, 5 KOs). (more…)



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Rola El-Halabi loses in comeback fight

Female lightweight Lucia Morelli (18-3, 8 KOs) won a close ten round majority decision over previously unbeaten former world champion Rola El Halabi (11-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night in the Ratiopharm Arena in Neu-Ulm, Germany. Scores were 97-93, 96-95, 95-95. It was Rola’s first fight since June 2010. In April 2011 before a title defense, she was shot in the hands, feet and knees by her stepfather and former manager after she had fired him. Win or lose, it was an inspirational performance for El-Halabi. Morelli claimed both the vacant WIBA Women’s International belt and the vacant GBU belt with the win.

After the fight, Rola told the crowd, “People who want to celebrate should also celebrate Lucia’s victory. I’ll certainly be back in the ring soon. With such great fans I’d be stupid not to do it again. I will get my belts back I promise you.”



January 12th, 2013

Full Report

Report/gallery: Molina vs. Williams

Molina KOs WilliamsRingside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Lightweight title hopes, an emerging local and the first win for New Mexico’s perennial “Hard Luck Kid” brought out close to 800 fight fans, Friday night at the Indian School’s Pueblo Pavilion in Santa Fe, N.M.

The card, televised by ESPN2 and promoted by Goossen-Tutor and Holmes Boxing of Santa Fe, featured a 10-round must-win fight between former lightweight contenders hoping to break back into contention . . . Click here for more



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios stays unbeaten, Ramos’ future uncertain

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Featherweights Ronny Rios and Rico Ramos headlined a tactical night of boxing before a packed (and patient) ballroom on ShoBox: The Next Generation at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Rios, (20-0, 9 KOs), the rising prospect in this matchup, scored a unanimous ten-round decision victory over former titlist Ramos, (21-2, 11 KOs), by scores of 96-94, 97-93, and an unfairly wide 100-90, capturing the vacant NABF featherweight title.

On paper the matchup appeared to favor the up and coming Rios, who moved down one weight class from his last fight while Ramos was moving up one weight class. Additionally, although Ramos memorably knocked out Akifumi Shimoda with one punch to win the WBA super bantamweight title in 2011, he was dominated by Shimoda prior to that one punch and lost every round before getting knocked out in his first title defense against Guillermo Rigondeaux. (more…)



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights From Grand Rapids

Photos: Greg Kalinowski and Chris Hazelton

Jordan Shimmell 210 vs. Jackie Beard 221
(West Michigan Heavyweight title)
Purnell Gates 160 vs. Allen Moore 158
Jerome Johnson 236 vs. Ali Mansour TBD
Andrew Moreno 136 vs. James Thomas 134
Justin Lopez 126.5 vs. Terrance Walker 130.5
Thomas Amaro 146 vs. Mike Pickett 149
David McClendon146 vs. Nick Givhan 142
Jaime Castellano 149 vs. Javonn Barnes 153
Matthew Soto128 vs. Vincent Jennings 132

Location: Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI.
Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Doors open at 7PM
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January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Solis-Sosa III on March 9th in Guadalajara

Sources say that former world champions Ulises ‘Archie’ Solis (35-2-3, 22 KOs) and Edgar Sosa (47-7, 28 KOs) will square of March 9th in Guadalajara, Mexico. In play will be Sosa’s WBC Silver flyweight title. Solis previously defeated Sosa twice by decision earlier in their careers.



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

New ref for Geale-Mundine

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Nevada referee Robert Byrd will replace Jack Reiss as the third man in the ring when IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale defends the title against fellow Australian Anthony “The Man” Mundine at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia on January 30.

Byrd has previously been the referee in Australia when IBF lightweight champion Philip Holiday stopped Jeff Fenech in Melbourne in 1992. He also worked an IBF elimination lightweight bout when Ameth Diaz stopped Lenny Zappavigna in Melbourne in 2011.

Judges for Mundine-Geale are: Charlie Lucas (Australia), Ray Reed (Australia), Tony Marretta (Australia). Supervisor is IBF President Daryl Peoples.



January 12th, 2013

UFC

Nate Marquardt’s rebirth at welter continues

Nate Marquardt can win his fight with Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday in Oklahoma, defending his Strikeforce welterweight title for the first and last time in the process, move back to the UFC, race through the division and win the championship there, make 20 defenses, and still, when people put together his defining moment in the sport, it will point back to February 21, 2009 and the finish of his fight with Wilson Gouveia . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mundine: I am better than Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine is confident he will be the new IBF middleweight champion on January 30 when he clashes with reigning titleholder Daniel “Real Deal” Geale at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Mundine is not impressed with Geale dethroning Germany’s Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm in 2011 and 2012 for IBF and WBA middleweight titles respectively.

“I don’t believe he’s a better fighter than he was 2009,” Mundine said. “Sylvester? I’d beat him with one hand. I’d beat Sturm all day. I respect Daniel Geale and what he’s done. I respect him. Time and time again he’s proven himself. But we have one problem – I’m better.” (more…)



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Fox battles Kennedy in Maryland main event

By Gary “Digital” Williams

A potentially explosive main event headlines the Keystone Boxing card on Saturday, January 12 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez “Slyaza” Fox will battle “Relentless” Julius Kennedy of Baltimore, MD in a six-round contest.

Fox (8-0-1, four KO’s) is coming off a first round TKO over Jimmy LeBlanc on December 8 at the Washington Convention Center in DC. Kennedy (7-2-1, three KO’s, one NC) hasn’t fought since his no contest against Zain Shah on September 10, 2011 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA, a bout that was originally a win for Shah before the decision was overturned. (more…)



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

jardonverdugo

Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

Dante “Crazy” Jardon 129.8 vs Adrian Verdugo 129.8
(WBC Continental super featherweight title)
Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes 116 vs Martin “Pini” Casillas 116
Mauricio Pintor 143 vs Hassam “Sombra” Valenzuela 143

Venue: Foro Polanco
TV: Televisa
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Producciones Deportivas Maldonado



January 12th, 2013

UFC

Final Strikeforce at the scales

Weigh-in results for Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, which is headlined by the Strikeforce welterweight championship bout between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine, and the heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Dion Staring, airing on Showtime from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 10pm ET / PT. Fans can also tune in to Showtime Extreme at 8pm ET / PT to see prelim bouts.

MAIN EVENT – STRIKEFORCE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Tarec Saffiedine (170) vs Nate Marquardt (170)

SHOWTIME MAIN CARD
Dion Staring (240) vs Daniel Cormier (230)
Nandor Guelmino (229) vs Josh Barnett (249)
Mike Kyle (205) vs Gegard Mousasi (205.5)
Ed Herman (193) vs ‘Jacare’ Souza (193.25)

SHOWTIME EXTREME PRELIMS
Kurt Holobaugh (156) vs Pat Healy (156)
Anthony Smith (186) vs Roger Gracie (186)
Trevor Smith (186) vs Tim Kennedy (186)
Ryan Couture (155.5) vs KJ Noons (156)

OFF-TV BOUTS
Adriano Martins (155.5) vs Jorge Gurgel (155)
Michael Bravo (156) vs Estevan Payan (156)

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios tops Ramos in snoozer

By David Robinett at ringside

Off TV fight: Hometown fighter Randy Caballero, (18-0, 10 KOs), dispatched Luis Maldonado, (38-10-1, 29 KOs) 39 seconds into round four of a scheduled ten round junior featherweight bout. Caballero was in control early, scoring a first round knockdown, but Maldonado came alive in round three, outworking his younger foe. A quick flurry to the head dropped Maldonado again in round four. Maldonado rose on steady legs ready to fight but referee Ray Corona inexplicably waved the bout off, prematurely ending a fight that seemed to be heating up.

Rising featherweight star Ronny Rios (20-0, 9 KOs) won a tactical ten round unanimous decision over former WBA super bantamweight world champion Rico Ramos (21-2, 11 KOs) in a bout for the vacant NABF featherweight belt belt on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Not a lot of action as Rios prevailed 100-90, 97-93, 96-94.

In a clash of unbeaten junior middleweights, Daquan Arnett (10-0, 6 KOs) scored a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over Brandon Quarles (10-1-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 78-73, 77-74, 76-75. Quarles was deducted a point by referee Ray Corona for holding in round seven.



January 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Molina KOs Williams in four

Molina KOs Williams Ringside by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Lightweight John Molina (25-2, 20 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round knockout over Dannie Williams (22-3, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Indian School in Sante Fe, New Mexico. A flush right hand to the temple put Williams down hard to end it. Time was 2:16.

Undefeated super middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (17-0-1, 10 KOs) wasn’t flawless, but he did enough to win a unanimous decision over Don Mouton (11-5-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Scores were 78-75, 77-75, 77-75.

In other results: Archie Ray Marquez (15-2, 9 KO’s) decisioned tougher-than-expected Rynell Griffin (6-12-2, 2 KO’s) with scores of 58-56 twice and 59-55 in a six rounder; In a four round bout, Los Lunas debuter Eduardo Dominguez (1-0) pulled out a hard fought unanimous decision win against Albuquerque’s Joshua Montoya (0-2); Santa Fe’s Brandon Holmes (1-0, 1 KO) KO’d his opponent Abelardo Javier Esparza (0-1) at 0:36 seconds of the fourth round, winning his pro debut; In the only female bout, Cecilia Renova (1-0) made her professional debut a successful one with a hard fought unanimous decision win against the game Amber Trujillo (0-1); and, getting his first ‘W’, Michael Coca Gallegos (1-10-1, 1 KO) KO’d opponent Santa Fe debuter Alejandro Hernandez (0-1) at 1:11 of the first round.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Beltran: Marquez decision soon, JC Chavez update

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Promoter Fernando Beltran Rendon, head of Zanfer Promotions says he is expecting a decision from Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez shortly on whether or not he will continue in the fight game after his spectacular knockout of Manny Pacquiao on December 8 in Las Vegas.

Beltran says if Marquez answers in the affirmative, he could return April 13 or April 20 against an opponent to be named. He added that Pacquiao will return on April 13 and Marquez could see action a week later. Jessie Vargas and Vyacheslav Senchenko have been mentioned as possibilities for both.

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Beltran also thanked the Nevada Atate Athletic Commission for their patience while former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. get his visa issues resolved. He added that before any comeback fight is discussed, Chavez must first see what penalty is imposed by the commission after Junior’s positive marijuana test following his loss to Sergio Martinez.

Beltran did hint that Matthew Macklin could be one of opponents in his sights. Also he didn’t know if Chavez Jr. will train with Nacho Beristain or Robert Garcia, and that is a decision that belongs entirely to the fighter. Chavez was most recently trained by Freddie Roach. (more…)



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia speaks

Undefeated #1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) spoke about his upcoming January 19 world title clash against WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

“It has been a very intense training camp because we know that this is the most important fight of my career,” said Mikey. “I believe I have the skills and the strength to beat Orlando Salido, but I know that I have to be very smart and very patient in the ring.

“Orlando Salido is the best featherweight champion in the world and he has earned the right to be called that. He is very strong and very experienced and this will be the toughest test of my career, but I am ready for it. (more…)



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Pathompothong outpoints Akita

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF#15 light welterweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (22-1-1, 13KOs) outscored Japanese importation Takamori Akita (7-3-1, 5KOs) over twelve action rounds at Phitsanulok, Thailand on Thursday. Akita came to fight and did not take a backward step but was out worked by the powerful Thai 140 pounder who shows improvement with each bout. Akita edged Pathompothong in rounds five, nine and twelve but at the conclusion the Thai won by scores 117-111, 117-111 and 117-111.

Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “Akita boxed Pathompothong in May 2012 and it was a war. Both Akita and Pathompothong again boxed a war, this time over twelve rounds that was seen on television throughout Thailand. It is good that Japanese boxers are challenging for IBF championships. I plan to have more Japanese boxers visit Thailand and give them opportunity to challenge for IBF titles.” (more…)



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Sunrise, Florida

Johan Perez 143 vs. Steve Forbes 141.7
Thomas Williams 175 vs. Jason Smith 172.2
Terrell Gausha 164.2 vs. Kenneth Schmitz 164.7
Yudel Johnson 156.2 vs. Dashon Johnson 158.5
Tracy Rollins 151 vs. Jose Angel Sanchez 157
Willie Jones 143 vs. Jose Valderrama 139
Larry Yanez 132.2 vs. John Wampash 132.2

Venue: BB&T Center
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Hasson-Engel at the Chase Feb 8

By Rick Scharmberg

Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware will host its inaugural boxing event on Friday, February 8. The main event will feature Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (15-0, 5 KOs) taking on hard hitting Kevin “Hitman” Engel (20-6, 16 KOs) in a ten round bout, with the NABA interim light heavyweight title at stake. Hasson is coming off a dominant win over Daniel Judah, while Engel stopped previously unbeaten Anthony Caputo in his last bout. In the co-feature, “The New” Ray Robinson (14-2, 6 KOs) will face Alberto Morales (11-1-1 8 KOs) in a ten round bout for the interim NABA welterweight title. Robinson won the Pennsylvania State welterweight title with a second round KO of former Olympic bronze medalist Terrance Cauthen his last time out. Dave Tiberi’s Champs Management is promoting the event. (more…)



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Hernandez, Cabarca make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez

Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez 108 vs. Dirceu Cabarca 108
(WBC jr flyweight championship)
Ricardo Dominguez 137 vs. Luis Arceo 136.6
Felipe Salguero 112 vs. Javier Roman 112

Venue:Gimnasio “Agustin Millan” Toluca, Estado de Mexico
Promoter: Punch Sports

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January 11th, 2013

UFC

Don’t Miss Marquardt vs Saffiedine Live Tomorrow Night

Marquardt and Saffiedine Battle For the Strikeforce Welterweight Title Live Tomorrow: Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC veteran Nate Marquardt faces Tarec Saffiedine, plus Heavyweight World Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier goes toe-to-toe against Dion Staring, and former light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi takes on Mike Kyle! Strikeforce live tomorrow night at 10pm ET/PT during the Showtime Free Preview Weekend

See The Prelims Live On SHO Extreme: Before the action hits Showtime, see the prelims live at 8pm ET/PT on SHO Extreme

Aldo vs Edgar Live In Las Vegas – Tickets Available: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo puts the belt on the line in a super fight against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, plus Alistair Overeem returns to the Octagon to battle Bigfoot Silva, and former light heavyweight king Rashad Evans battles Rogerio Nogueira! UFC 156 presented by Bud Light – Live on Saturday, February 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Yorgey ready for Charlo showdown

Jr. Middleweight “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (25-1-1, 12 KOs) is looking forward to his Showtime televised ten round encounter with undefeated Jermell Charlo (19-0, 9 KOs) that will take place on January 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “We were offered the fight and we didn’t know much on Charlo”, said Yorgey. “I know he is a very sound fighter but he hasn’t fought any big names but we know he can fight.”

Yorgey has won three in a row since his lone pro defeat to Alfredo Angulo and he feels that he may have taken lightly by Charlo. “I know a win puts me back to where I was before the Angulo fight. I know that people are sleeping on me because of that fight and that’s fine by me because I know I have the skills and experience to win on January 26th.” Yorgey is training in Reading, Pennsylvania under Marshall Kauffman.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Cruz opponent named

On March 22nd the classic Mexico vs Puerto Rico boxing rivalry will continue as Puerto Rican WBO #2 ranked featherweight Orlando Cruz (19-2-1, 9 KOs) promoted by All Star Boxing Promotion will risk his high ranking against a younger and hungry prospect in Aalan Martinez (13-1-1, 9 KOs) from Mexico. The scheduled for twelve round featherweight main event bout will take place at the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Cruz will be defending his WBO Latino featherweight title. The 5’9 Martinez, who is promoted by Boxing360, will physically tower over the 5’4 Cruz. However the veteran Cruz has shown in recent fights that he can outbox or even knock out bigger and younger opposition. Martinez for his part was very eager for the opportunity to fight Cruz. “The fact that Martinez did not hestitate at all on taking this fight speaks volumes. I very much believe that Aalan will score the upset win March 22nd over Cruz,” stated Boxing360 promoter Mario Yagobi. Tuto Zabala Jr. (All Star Boxing) will promote event and it will be broadcast live on Telemundo beginning at 11:35 PM ET/PT



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Britsch seeks to rehabilitate himself

Dominik Britsch (26-1-1, 9 KOs) returns from his first defeat as a professional February 2 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin – and he will do so as a super-middleweight. The opponent of the night will be Luis Crespo (8-3-1, 4 KOs) who has done something Britsch could not: beat Roberto Santos. Back in February 2012, the 25-year-old German fought out a gritty draw with Santos and seven months later lost the rematch by TKO in Bamberg, Germany. Both bouts were for the vacant EBU European Union middleweight title. (more…)



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao to return in April?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring in April against an opponent to be named in either Singapore, Macau or Dubai. Pacman, who recently visited Israel, is currently on medical suspension after his December 8 KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, but should be cleared in plenty of time for an April fight. A rumor making the rounds had Pacquiao and Marquez fighting on the same card against different opponents before moving on to Pacquiao-Marquez V: The Final Battle.

Marquez, meanwhile, is still receiving tributes and visiting to different parts of Mexico with his family and still has not made a final decision about his future in boxing.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Mayweather and Canelo May 4 update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A important source has informed Fightnews.com about the continuing possibility that WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and multiple division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting the same night on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against different opponents and maintains hope that both can meet on September 14 in the same arena.

Although not confirmed, Mayweather could face WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero while Alvarez is tentatively penciled in to face WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout or former three-division champion Miguel Cotto.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Warren wins Groves-Ndiaye purse bid

Promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid to stage the European Super-Middleweight title clash between George Groves and Mohamed Ali Ndiaye. Groves was last in action in December against Glen Johnson in a defense of his Commonwealth title. Groves will get home advantage when he challenges for the Euro title – vacated by previous Groves victim James DeGale – against Ndiaye who’s never been stopped in 23 fights.

The fight will land on a huge show to be announced by Warren on Monday alongside world champions Ricky Burns and Nathan Cleverly plus former world title challenger Dereck Chisora. Regarding Chisora, please by aware that he is in the process of reapplying for his British Boxing Board of Control license and will appear on the show strictly subject to him being successful.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Ramos ready to deal Rios his first loss

Former WBA World Super Bantamweight titleholder Rico Ramos (21-1, 11 KOs) is prepared to halt 22-year-old Ronny Rios’ (19-0, 9 KOs) ascension to becoming a world contender by giving Rios his first professional loss as the two battle for the NABF Featherweight Title in a televised bout tonight at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Ramos enters the fight with the memory of surrendering the WBA World Super Bantamweight belt to the very talented Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux a year ago still fresh in his mind and knowing a victory Friday puts him right back into the world championship picture. (more…)



January 11th, 2013

UFC

Josh Barnett takes to the cage again

Ronin. The Japanese term came to define a samurai with no lord or master. The word literally means “wave man” or a wanderer; someone who is adrift, socially speaking. For the past 16 years, perennial top 10 heavyweight Josh Barnett has been a fighter for hire with no specific ties to any one organization or even a particular region of the world. With no anchor in place and Strikeforce setting sail to the great beyond, MMA’s global fanbase is huddled together eager to see where “The Warmaster” will battle next . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Jardon, Montes & Pintor in action Saturday

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Saturday at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, super featherweight prospects Dante “Crazy” Jardon and Adrian Verdugo collide for the WBC International title. The co-feature has current WBF super flyweight beltholder Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes against Martin “Pini” Casillas, the winner of the “Quien pinta para la Corona?” tournament. In another fight, Mauricio Pintor and Hassam Valenzuela face off in a welterweight ten-rounder.

The event called “Dinamita Pura in Polanco” is presented by Promociones del Pueblo and Producciones Deportivas Maldonado and will be broadcast by Televisa Deportes for the whole country and for the southern United States by TDN.



January 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Markussen returns March 16

Rudy Markussen (38-3, 25 KOs) will take on Luke Blackledge (12-0-1, 4 KOs) on March 16 as the Nordic Fight Night returns to Frederikshavn´s Arena Nord. Blackledge came to fame in Denmark last June when he stopped Mads Larsen in what was only his tenth fight. Meanwhile, the Hardhitter celebrated a successful comeback on the Kessler-Magee undercard, knocking out Daniel Regi in the first round. “Markussen versus Blackledge is an exciting fight that makes a lot of sense for both of them,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Rudy has no time to waste, he needs to hold off an extremely talented prospect like Blackledge if he wants to fight for a title again. Blackledge, on the other hand, would have a huge name if he stopped another Danish boxing great, which I don’t think he will, though. We´re thrilled to return to Frederikshavn with an action-packed card. The atmosphere at Arena Nord has been sensational during our last two visits.” (more…)



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