Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Berto: I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on Sept 12

Andre Berto: I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on September 12. Best believe that I plan to bring it to Floyd and I’m not concerned about what 48 other fighters have been unable to do. Somebody is getting knocked out and it won’t be me. You don’t want to miss this.

Floyd Mayweather: I’m ready to get back in the ring on September 12 and prove again to the whole world why I’m ‘The Best Ever.’ I always bring my A-game and this fight against Andre Berto is no exception. He’s a young, strong fighter who is hungry to take down the best. Forty-eight have tried before and on September 12, I’m going to make it 49.

Andre Berto: I’m coming to kick Floyd’s ass on September 12. Best believe that I plan to bring it to …


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Two world title fights on May-Berto undercard

Two world championship fights have been announced for the Mayweather-Berto pay-per-view telecast.

Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will risk his WBO junior lightweight title in a rematch against the boxer he dethroned, four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs). In addition, Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC super middleweight world title against mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). A fourth fight on the pay-per-view telecast will be announced soon.

Two world championship fights have been announced for the Mayweather-Berto pay-per-view telecast. Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) will risk …



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Mayweather-Berto is on for September 12

Floyd Mayweather just announced via Instagram that he is fighting Andre Berto on September 12 on Showtime PPV. The bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. If triumphant, Floyd would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0. Ticket pricing and on sale information is forthcoming later this week.

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Floyd Mayweather just announced via Instagram that he is fighting Andre Berto on September 12 on Showtime PPV. The bout …


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Roy Jones Jr. opponent named: Billy Bailey

46-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (61-8, 44 KOs) will square off against Billy Bailey (12-19-4, 4 KOs) on August 16 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 37-year-old Bailey is hoping to get back on track against Jones after a 2-14 run dating back to 2010. The bout will be featured on the NUVOtv-televised live finale of the reality series “Knockout,” which Jones hosts. The show follows nine boxers trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr., “Sugar” Shane Mosley and John “Iceman” Scully.

46-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (61-8, 44 KOs) will square off against Billy Bailey (12-19-4, 4 KOs) …




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Jhonny Gonzalez could be on Mayweather card

By Gabriel F Cordero

There is a strong possibility that Mexican former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez could be on still unannounced September 12 Floyd Mayweather card in Las Vegas. According to Gonzalez, Promociones del Pueblo is looking to get him on that card following his comeback win last weekend. Jhonny claimed the WBC international super featherweight belt by beating Kazuki Hashimoto by second round TKO in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.

By Gabriel F Cordero There is a strong possibility that Mexican former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez could be on …


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Fox Sports announces PBC Tuesday night series

FOX Sports today announced that it has reached a multi-year, multi-platform agreement to telecast Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), under which it will be the exclusive boxing program for FOX Sports 1, with content also going to FOX Deportes. The announcement was made by David Nathanson, FOX Sports Head of Business Operations. FOX Sports 1 premieres “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays,” a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June, 2016. The fights are simulcast on FOX Deportes, under a series name to be determined soon.

The show kicks off on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 8, with a super welterweight bout between former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) and Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (24-3, 14 KOs). The co-main event features a junior featherweight bout between undefeated Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas (21-1, 15 KOs).

After the series debut, the punches keep coming on Tuesday, Sept. 15 (9:00 PM ET), when undefeated welterweight Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) faces Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-3, 15 KOs) in the headlining event. Light heavyweights Thomas Williams (18-1, 12 KOs) and Umberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) are featured in the co-main event.

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, undefeated rising star Julian “J-Rock” Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) tests his skills against Luciano Cuello (35-3, 17 KOs) in a super welterweight battle. Also featured that night, Moises Flores (23-0, 16 KOs) fights to stay undefeated against Luis Emmanuel Cusolito (21-1, 19 KOs) in a junior featherweight bout.

Super featherweight world champion Javier Fortuna (28-0, 20 KOs) puts his belt on the line Tuesday, Sept. 29 against 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Velazquez (19-1, 12 KOs) in the night’s main event. The co-main event features a battle of unbeaten super welterweight fighters when Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) faces 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs). (more…)

FOX Sports today announced that it has reached a multi-year, multi-platform agreement to telecast Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), under which …


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Yamamoto dethrones OPBF 118lb champ Kawaguchi

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unheralded Takahiro Yamamoto (16-4, 13 KOs), 118, dramatically captured the OPBF bantamweight belt when he overcame his visit to the deck and finally halted defending titlist Yu Kawaguchi (23-7, 10 KOs), 118, at 0:50 of the seventh round on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. It was such a give-and-take affair as the champ hit the canvas in the second, but the challenger was also sent to the deck in round three. The champ Kawaguchi, in round two, sustained a bad laceration over the right eyebrow, which became a great nuisance for him to go on. The seventh witnessed the champ Kawaguchi hit the deck again and bleed so profusely that the third man didn’t hesitate to declare a halt. The victor Yamamoto had lost a split duke to Kawaguchi in their first encounter with the vacant OPBF belt at stake this April, but he avenged his close defeat with such a see-saw triumph that had the crowd into frenzy.

Promoter: Green Tsuda Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat Unheralded Takahiro Yamamoto (16-4, 13 KOs), 118, dramatically captured the OPBF bantamweight belt when …


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8th Annual Briscoe Awards to Be Presented at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on October 18

PhillyBoxingHistory.com announced today that the 8th Annual Briscoe Awards, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia fight scene, will move to an exciting new venue this year. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, becomes the new home of the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1-4pm. The Briscoe Awards, named after legendary middleweight Bennie Briscoe, honors the biggest accomplishments of the Philadelphia fight year and brings together the local community to celebrate everything Philly boxing. This free event is open to the public and is regularly attended by the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, and other boxing people. Everyone is welcome.

Bryant Jennings will take home the “2014 Philly Fighter of the Year” award in October. Jennings won two bouts in 2014, and in the process, earned a shot at the world heavyweight title. Jennings has won Briscoe Awards in the past, but this is his first as “Fighter of the Year.”

The thrilling USBA heavyweight title brawl between Steve Cunningham and Amir Mansour was named the “2014 Philly Fight of the Year”, and both combatants will receive their Briscoe Awards at the October 18th event. (more…)

PhillyBoxingHistory.com announced today that the 8th Annual Briscoe Awards, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia fight scene, will move to …



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Telemundo favorite “Payasito” returns Friday

WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Cancun, this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds and the vacant Mexican jr. featherweight title is up for grabs. The bout will be the Boxeo Telemundo Ford summer season finale.

Hernandez was able to win an interim WBO title, but has come up short in three attempts at winning the full version of a world title. He turned professional at just 15 years of age nearly 13 years ago. He’s still only 29 years old, relatively young considering all of his experience. Currently ranked #8 by the WBO, and #9 by both the WBC and WBA, “Payasito” is aiming to get himself in position for one more challenge for a world title. (more…)

WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) …


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Finally! Mir vs. Arlovski set for UFC 191

With former UFC heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski surging back into title contention, the dream fight fans have wanted to see for over a decade will become a reality on September 5 when the two veteran stars meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a pivotal UFC 191 matchup . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

With former UFC heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski surging back into title contention, the dream fight fans have …


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Parker-Meehan collide on October 15

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron

WBO #8, WBA #10 Joseph Parker (15-0, 13KOs) will clash with former world heavyweight challenger Kali Meehan (42-5, 32 KOs) over twelve rounds on October 15 at The Trust Arena, Auckland, New Zealand with WBA and WBO regional titles up for grabs. Parker scored a sensational 63 second knockout over WBO #13 Bowie Tupou on Saturday but will have the acid test against Meehan, who soundly defeated former world title challenger Shane Cameron in November 2014. Meehan was a split decision loser to Lamont Brewster in a WBO challenge in 2004. “Win, lose or draw, this is going to be my last fight and I want to it to end where my career began in West Auckland,” said the 45-year-old Meehan. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know a young fighter like Joseph will be instructed to tire someone like me out, but I am ready for war. I’m prepared for 12 rounds and want to end on a high.”

“Initially I thought Kali offered nothing because of massive expectations on the size of his purse,” said Dean Lonergan of Duco Events, who talked to Fightnews today. “World rated Australian welterweight Jeff Horn will be also on the same promotion against a rated welterweight. Jeff Horn was impressive on Saturday in defeating IBF #10 Viktor Plotnykov. We will be matching Horn against a rated opponent.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron WBO #8, WBA #10 Joseph Parker (15-0, 13KOs) will clash …


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Maruki whips Indonesian champ Andriyanto

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Photo: Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

Japan’s #8 ranked super-light Kazuya Maruki (19-3, 12 KOs), 149.5, kept jabbing all the way and pounded out a unanimous decision (98-93 twice and 100-92) over Indonesian 140-pound ruler Heri Andriyanto (20-19-2, 10 KOs), 143.5, over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kariya, Japan. Despite the wide difference on points it wasn’t so lopsided a fight as the scores indicated as the winner had the face badly swollen down the stretch. Andriyanto kept stalking the Japanese jabber and occasionally scored with a solid right at a time, while Maruki, the elder brother of former world junior light challenger Takao Maruki, kept sticking and moving to counter the onrushing Indonesian. Heri almost stunned Kazuya with a vicious right midway in round four, but the Japanese desperately fought back hard to regain the initiative and then pile up points in later rounds. Kazuya is the brother of former WBC youth 154-pound champ Ryosuke who had kept his belt a week before.

Promoter: Heiwa Promotions in association with Tenyu Maruki Gym.

By Joe Koizumi Japan’s #8 ranked super-light Kazuya Maruki (19-3, 12 KOs), 149.5, kept jabbing all the way and pounded …



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Floyd Mayweather needs to fight Ronda Rousey?

Wayne McCullough talks UFC star Conor McGregor

Joel Casamayor wants his Olympic gold medallion back

Jay Z’s Roc Nation facing $20 million lawsuit

Floyd Mayweather needs to fight Ronda Rousey? Wayne McCullough talks UFC star Conor McGregor Joel Casamayor wants his Olympic gold …


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Hernandez-Morales collide Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc summer series will conclude this Friday at their new home, the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. In the main event, WBO #8, WBC and WBA #9 bantamweight contender and former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (29-11-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City will face countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-11-4, 8 KOs) of Cancun, in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the vacant jr. featherweight Mexican title.

Hernandez, 29, won the WBO interim title in June of last year beating Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas by decision and in November dropped a split decision to then champion Tomoki Kameda. He bounced back with a decision win over Martin Casilla on the Boxeo Telemundo spring series and captured the WBC Latin title. Morales, 25, on the other hand is coming off a highly disputed draw with world ranked contender Edgar “Power” Jimenez last February and has not tasted defeat in his last 7 outings.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM. Claro Sports televises in Mexico and Latin America. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Blackberry Auditorium is located at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 453, Esq. Tlaxcala, Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF, MX. Tel: 55 64 12 94. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com.mx

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc summer series will conclude this Friday at their new home, the Blackberry …


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Soto-Orozco official for October 3

Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO.

“I feel very excited for my next fight. They always say third time is the charm and after two cancelled fights, I’m getting anxious for my return to the ring,” said Soto. “I’m used to fighting often, but now it’s been almost a year without fighting and as everyone knows, I couldn’t fight in Houston [on May 9] since my opponent was overweight. Then, the opportunity to fight for a new world title and an issue with my knee forced me to decline the fight. I’ve felt frustrated because I had been training really hard.

“Now, we have Antonio Orozco. I haven’t seen much of his fights, but from what I’ve heard I know he’s very dedicated and holds a winning mentality. Orozco is young, undefeated, and he has to show everyone how far he wants to get in this sport. I’m his test, but I have the experience, and I have to make a statement as to why I’ve been a three-time world champion. I’ll show that I’m ready for this opportunity and for another world title.”

Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated …


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Broner vs. Matthysse-Postol?

By Karl Freitag

On Sunday night’s Bounce TV telecast, former world champion Adrien Broner stated that his next fight will be on October 3rd. The name of Ruslan Provodnikov has been mentioned as a possible foe. In any event, AB could end up going head-to-head with Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol scheduled for the same night on HBO.

Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury tweet over the weekend: “Call just came in from USA asking @hughiefury to fight Wilder in 4 weeks…if @hughiefury gets 8 weeks we will take it 1000%. We don’t do bottle jobs in this camp!!” The 20-year-old Hughey Fury is 16-0, 8 KOs, but currently not in the WBC top 15. WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder is looking for a September 26 opponent.

Still no new developments on Floyd Mayweather’s planned September 12 fight in Las Vegas, which is a little over a month away.

Yes, FoxSports.com really did publish a piece calling for a Mayweather-Rousey fight. The last man vs. woman boxing match was in 1999 when Margaret McGregor fought Loi Chow in Seattle. The woman won that one.

By Karl Freitag On Sunday night’s Bounce TV telecast, former world champion Adrien Broner stated that his next fight will …



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Tarver-Cunningham undercard shaping up

Polish contenders Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs), Maciej Sulecki (20-0, 5 KOs) and Kamil Laszczyk (20-0, 5 KOs) highlight a full night of undercard action at Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, August 14. Heavyweight Szpilka will face Cuban born, but fighting out of Miami, 31-year-old Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs). Middleweight Sulecki of Warsaw, Poland, will fight in the US for the second time, in a 10-round middleweight bout vs. TBA. Featherweight Kamil “Little Tyson” Laszczyk meets the unbeaten Dominican Queens-resident Oscauris Frias (16-0, 6 KOs).

Popular heavyweight Travis Kauffman (28-1, 20 KOs), of Reading, PA, who will step back into the ring following an injury-induced layoff, jr middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd (15-0, 9 KOs), light heavyweight prospect Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs), world-ranked super bantamweight Luis Rosa (20-0, 10 KOs) and jr welterweight Mikkel “Slikk Mikk” LesPierre (9-0, 4 KOs) will all face TBA.

The headlining event of the evening is a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader featuring Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) facing Philadelphia’s Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in 12-rounds of heavyweight action, with cruiserweight champion Marco “Captain” Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) defending his title against Polish contender Krzyzstof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) in the co-feature.

Polish contenders Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs), Maciej Sulecki (20-0, 5 KOs) and Kamil Laszczyk (20-0, 5 KOs) highlight a …


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GCP signs Zab Judah to a co-promotional contract

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, to a co-promotional agreement, along with Judah’s Super Judah Promotions. Judah, 37, will compete in the super lightweight division and his first appearance under the new promotional banner will be in September, on a GCP televised card.

“I am overjoyed to be adding a superstar of Zab’s caliber to my promotional roster,” said Greg Cohen. “Zab has been in with every great fighter of this era and beaten many of them. He is a Brooklyn boxing legend and still a force to be reckoned with at 140 lbs. We will feature Zab on our Championship Boxing series and keep him active. He still has the speed and reflexes of a top fighter and after a few comeback appearances, he will be ready for another assault on the current kings of the division.”

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) …


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Mora speaks on his disappointing loss to Jacobs

By James Slater

As fans know, former “Contender” winner Sergio Mora traded first-round knockdowns with defending WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs this past Saturday in New York and a great fight was shaping up. Then Mora suffered an ankle injury and was unable to continue. Currently very disappointed, Mora says he is aiming for a rematch and wants the 2nd-round TKO win that was awarded to Jacobs changed to a No-Contest.

Here Mora speaks exclusively with Fightnews:

First of all, Sergio, how is your ankle right now?

“My ankle is fractured. I will be seeing the orthopaedic specialist this Wednesday. I also had some liquid in my right knee, which is a sign of trauma. But the main injury was my ankle. I’m taking pain medication right now.” (more…)

By James Slater As fans know, former “Contender” winner Sergio Mora traded first-round knockdowns with defending WBA middleweight champion Danny …


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Golovkin-Lemieux Ticket Alert

Advance tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Title Unification battle between Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) and IBF Middleweight Champion, Montreal power-puncher David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs), set for Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.

Advance tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Title …


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New Faces: Emmanuel Rodriguez

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By Robert Coster

The future of Puerto Rican boxing rests on the shoulders of super-talented young men, Jose Pedraza, Felix Verdejo and Emmanuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) is the least known of the trio having fought only in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but the 23-year-old bantamweight is already ranked 7th by the WBO and 14th by the WBA. Rodriguez turned pro at the end of 2012 after a stellar amateur career in which he racked up a 160-11 record. At 17, he was already a member of the Puerto Rican Amateur team; he won a silver medal at the AIBA Youth World Champion in Baku 2010 and the gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. (more…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMjC6CysttI By Robert Coster The future of Puerto Rican boxing rests on the shoulders of super-talented young men, Jose Pedraza, …


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Details emerge from Andrade promoters’ $20 million lawsuit against Roc Nation

By Karl Freitag

Last week, WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade was stripped by the WBO for failing to defend his title for 13 months. On July 29, Andrade’s promoters Star Boxing and Banner Promotions filed a $20 million lawsuit against rival promoter Roc Nation, Jay Z and boxing attorney Jeffery Fried, alleging that Roc Nation tortiously interfered with their exclusive promotional agreement with Andrade.

The lawsuit alleges that on September 23, 2014, Roc Nation brought the Andrade Team to their Manhattan corporate headquarters for a meeting and subsequently offered Andrade $550,000 if Andrade would refuse a fight against Jermell Charlo that Star Boxing and Banner Promotions had negotiated with Showtime, and claimed that Roc Nation was planning to buy Andrade’s contract and move him to HBO. Andrade did reject the Charlo fight, but was never paid the $550,000, nor were serious efforts made to purchase Andrade’s exclusive promotional rights. (more…)

By Karl Freitag Last week, WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade was stripped by the WBO for failing …


Boxing News

DiBella: Huck is the gold standard in this division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“During the last teleconference, Marco Huck said that ‘the biggest problem for Głowacki is that…he’s fighting Marco Huck,’ and I believe him. Głowacki is a very good fighter, but Huck is a very big step up for him. From fighting ordinary cruiserweights to fighting a top one is a big step up. But make no mistake, Głowacki is a legitimate underdog, but he’s an underdog with a chance,” said promoter Lou DiBella in a Fightnews.com interview about the August 14 WBO cruiserweight championship clash between defending champ Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs) and Krzysztof Głowacki (24-0, 15 KOs). Huck-Glowacki will be part of a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV event (August 14, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ), with Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KO) vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO) heavyweight main bout of the evening. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “During the last teleconference, Marco Huck said that ‘the biggest problem for Głowacki is that…he’s fighting Marco …


Boxing News

Payano, Warren post fight quotes

Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’shee Warren spoke after Payano’s 12-round split decision win in the debut of PBC on Bounce TV. Payano retained his WBA “undisputed” bantamweight title.

Juan Carlos Payano: “I feel strong. Every now and then he hit me with something that affected me, but I feel good. All of the cuts on my face are from headbutts. Warren is one of the best in this division, but there are lots of other good fighters in this division. I’ll fight any of them. I think the decision was fair. I don’t think we’ll do a rematch with Warren next, but my manager will decide.”

Rau’Shee Warren: “The one judge had it heavily for me, so I don’t know what was up with the others. I think the point deductions really hurt me. (Payano) said I hit him while he was down and it cost me. He was strong in the first four or five rounds, but then I figured him out. I want a rematch. I’ll be back strong.”

Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’shee Warren spoke after Payano’s 12-round split decision win in the debut of PBC on Bounce …


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Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com

WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move.

Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is coming off of his inaugural title defense on June 13 against Eric Molina and will likely return to the ring on September 26 on NBC. No opponent has been confirmed although there is a possibility it will be former title-challenger Chris Arreola.

For Wilder, who was ringside for the Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi fight on Saturday in Brooklyn, the name isn’t as important as just getting back into the ring.

“If it’s meant to be, it’s going to happen,” he told an assembled group of media before the fight. “I’m not scared of no one. Once I became champion I said I’m going to be an active champion. I don’t want to fight anyone who wants money. I want to fight someone who wants to come take that belt. We’re always looking for a step above the next opponent. No opponent is out of the running. The only thing I could do is be me and train hard for whatever name is taken out of the hat.” (more…)

By Matt Richardson Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move. …


UFC

Belfort-Hendo III headlines in Sao Paulo

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will attempt to break their 1-1 tie when they meet for the third time in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo on November 7 . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

At the UFC 190 post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC President Dana White announced that veteran superstars …


Boxing News

Garcia-Malignaggi post fight press conference

By Matt Richardson

“This is probably my last fight,” Paulie Malignaggi said late Saturday night in the bowels of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KO’s) was stopped in a nine-round beat down earlier in the evening at the hands of the rising junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. “I don’t think I want to start over,” Malignaggi said. “It’s been a fun ride but if it has to end in Brooklyn at least I’m home.”

“When he hugged me (after the fight) he said ‘I’m done,’” Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) said at the post-fight press conference.

“I knew Paulie Malignaggi was going to go in there and box. We prepared perfectly for this. I didn’t feel that he was breaking down until the last round. I just had to stay calm, not get desperate and follow the game plan and that’s what we did tonight. The game plan we executed came out perfectly.” (more…)

By Matt Richardson “This is probably my last fight,” Paulie Malignaggi said late Saturday night in the bowels of the …


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#1 rated Francisco Vargas inks with Ralph Heredia

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated WBO international, and NABF junior lightweight champion, Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico City signed a managerial contract with manager Ralph Heredia this past weekend. We caught up with Heredia and discussed the signing and his newly acquired fighter. “We’re fortunate to sign him and bring him on board,” Heredia said. “He is excited for this new chapter in his career.”

The 2008 Mexican Olympian is ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO in the super featherweight division as he looks to land a title shot later this year. Coming off a clash with Australia’s “Wild” Will Tomlinson this past March, Vargas battered the Australian in route to an eight round TKO win. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Undefeated WBO international, and NABF junior lightweight champion, Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico …


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“We are Amir’s Army”: Amir Khan gets a special gun guard Another one-sided wish: Keith Thurman talks Floyd Mayweather No …


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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC

WBA “undisputed” bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with a hard fought, but ugly twelve round split decision over three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) on Sunday night at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Also, in bout one of a WBC super middleweight tournament, John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) punished Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs) for ten rounds en route to a unanimous decision. In bout two, Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) won an exciting and hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Yudel Jhonson (17-2, 9 KOs).

The bad luck continued for Cincinnati’s Rau’Shee Warren as Juan Carlos Payano survived a brutal, mauling, melee in the ring, coming away with his WBA bantamweight title and winning the vacant IBO belt in the process. Although it was seven years ago and in the amateurs, these two combatants had met once before, with Warren winning the decision. While Warren had sterling amateur credentials, winning a world amateur title in 2007, he lost three straight opening bouts in three consecutive Olympiads. For his part, Payano at least made it to the second round in each of his two Olympic outings. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC WBA “undisputed” bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) …


UFC

UFC 190 Post-Fight Bonus Recap

Fight Of The Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua

Performance Bonus: Ronda Rousey and Demian Maia . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Fight Of The Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua Performance Bonus: Ronda Rousey and Demian Maia . . . …


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Zambrano retains WBA interim feather strap

Peruvian Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (26-0, 11 KOs) successfully retained his WBA interim featherweight title twelve round unanimous decision over José “El General” Sanmartin (17-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Cerrado Mauro Mina in Chincha, Peru. Scores were 115-113, 117-112, 117-112.

Peruvian Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (26-0, 11 KOs) successfully retained his WBA interim featherweight title twelve round unanimous decision over José …


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Brinson Ready For Khytrov

With one week before his Friday night Shobox engagement with Ievgen Khytrov, Nick Brinson cannot wait to get into the ring. “It’s been thirteen tough weeks of training for a big fight, and now I can’t wait to get in the ring,” said Brinson from his remote training site in upstate New York. Brinson is back with adviser/trainer Gunther Fishgold after two losses with other camps. “I’m excited to have Brinson back in camp, he needed to go off and learn a few lessons,” said Fishgold. “When Nick is training hard, he’s a very complicated fighter that brings tremendous athletic ability and hand speed to the table,” he added. Fishgold and Brinson have never lost a fight together in 10 bouts. (more…)

With one week before his Friday night Shobox engagement with Ievgen Khytrov, Nick Brinson cannot wait to get into the …


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Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Speedy and skillful, WBC#3/WBA#10/IBF#3/WBO#6 light-flyweight Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs), 109, impressively defeated Mexican Jesus Faro (13-10, 8 KOs), 107.75, by a shutout decision (100-90 twice and 100-91) over ten fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Kimura, 31 and former national amateur champ, fully displayed his hit-and-run tactics to frustrate the game but limited Mexican all the way, and had him in trouble in round seven. Kimura’s last defeat was inflicted by current WBA 108-pound ruler Ryoichi Taguchi in October 2011, and the speedster acquired the vacant national belt to retain it three times prior to his recent relinquishment in order to prepare for a world title shot. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Speedy and skillful, WBC#3/WBA#10/IBF#3/WBO#6 light-flyweight Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs), 109, impressively defeated …


UFC

UFC 190 Talking Points: Ronda does it again

Ronda Rousey is the baddest chick on the planet.

We already knew that, but if there were still any doubters – even just a few – she put them to rest at UFC 190 Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Against an insolent opponent who appeared to be her greatest challenge, Rousey was ruthless and efficient. Naturally, her brilliant first-round knockout of Bethe Correia leads off today’s Talking Points . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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