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Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Photos: Sebastian Heger Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Konni Konrad 174.2 (WBA "regular" light heavyweight title) Noel Gevor 197.3 vs. Daniel Sanabria 198.9 Mateusz Masternak 198.5 vs. ...

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Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Photos: SKIP Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS fighters were joined by media and fans Thursday at a workout at the PAL Gym ...

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LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Everton Lopes 136 vs. Omar Tineda 136 "Chimpa" Gonzalez 131 vs. Luis ...

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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

WBO #1 light heavy Bösel headlines Sept 19

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Bösel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) from ...

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“Stop playing mind games,” Amir Khan says to Floyd Mayweather

Former boxing promoter and rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy . . . Also see: Is 50 cent really broke? . . . And, for best headline of the day: 50 Cent says he ain’t worth a dime

Anthony Crolla says he’s in the best shape ever

Keith Thurman calls out Mayweather



July 14th, 2015


Boxing News

Darleys Perez in England

WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-1, 20 KOs) arrived in England over the weekend giving himself roughly one week to settle into a new country and time zone before defending his world championship against Anthony Crolla (29-4-2, 11 KOs) in Crolla’s hometown of Manchester this Saturday, July 18. Since losing a close decision to Yuriorkis Gamboa two years ago, Perez has won four in a row. During that span, Perez, who is from Colombia, won the interim title against Argenis Lopez last June. He followed up that win with two successful title defenses, the most recent coming in January against Jonathan Maicelo. With WBA belt holder Richar Abril not able to fight, Perez now holds the full title, while Abril is the champion in recess.

As for fighting Crolla in his hometown, Perez stated, “He’ll have everyone in the arena rooting for him. He’ll have the full support of the crowd, but none of that bothers me. I know what I have to do to win and there’s no way I’m going back to Colombia without my world title.”



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy backs Brawl At City Hall

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Boxing Team presents the inaugural Brawl At City Hall 2015, on Saturday, July 18, a fun and exciting charity boxing event to benefit the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation. In the past, charity boxing events presented by the LAPD Boxing club in association with other law enforcement clubs throughout California have been a tremendous success with outstanding officers giving their best performance. (more…)



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux-Lomachenko in the works

Irishman Gary Hyde, the manager of unified super bantamweight (122 lbs.) world champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), has accepted in principal the offer made by Egis Klimas, manager of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight (126 lbs.) champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs), for a Super Fight. Rigondeaux is the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, WBO and The Ring magazine’s super bantamweight champion.

Cuban-native Rigondeaux, who now lives in Miami, and Ukrainian-born Lomachenko are both two-time Olympic gold medalists. (more…)



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Tarver talks Cunningham, gives Fury “no chance in hell” vs. Klitschko

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“[Steve Cunningham] fought them all. Tomasz Adamek, they had some great wars, he fought Tyson Fury, had him down and out, unfortunately he didn’t win that fight. He’s a very tough opponent for anybody, and I know I had my hands full, but if I’m ever gonna become heavyweight champion, I gotta be able to beat guys like Cunningham. They’re not gonna give it to me. I’m gonna have to earn it,” said former world champion Antonio Tarver in a Fightnews.com interview.

“The Magic Man” – as always – is not shy to voice a strong opinion about other pugilists. When asked about Tyson Fury’s chances against WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Tarver responded in style: “C’mon man, really? Are you kidding me? I give him no chance in hell to beat Klitschko!”

Tarver vs Cunningham will be part of the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike broadcast on August 14 from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo returns Friday

Everything is set for the start of the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford Summer Season Series this Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. In the main event Daniel “El Duro” Rosario of Caguas, Puerto Rico faces Aaron “Timmy” Garcia of Guadalajara Mexico, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latino super welterweight title at stake. Rosario, (10-1, 9 KOs) has fought 3 times on the series having won two and lost one. Garcia, (14-3-1, 10 KOs) is the FECOMBOX Mexican Champion and will be making his debut in US soil.

Also in action, hard hitting undefeated cruiserweight Yunier Dorticos (18-0, 17 KOs) of Havana, Cuba returns to action to face Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (40-30-25 KO’s) of St. Joseph, Missouri in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds. (more…)



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. workout

Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out for the media at Robert Garcia’s Boxing Academy in Riverside, California, in advance of his bout on Saturday at the Don Haskins Center In El Paso, Texas. Junior’s fight against Miguel “Dorado” Reyes will air on Showtime.


Video: Showtime



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Lucas Browne: I will be WBA champion

Photo: Team Browne

Photo: Team Browne


By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne talked to Fightnews and commented on WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev’s successful title defense against Francisco Pianeta in Germany on Saturday. Browne wasn’t surprised by Chagaev defeating Pianeta, and says he’s confident he’ll win the WBA title when he gets his title shot. The WBA has ordered that Chagaev must now defend against Fres Oquendo in 120 days (November) and the winner of Chageav vs. Oquendo will defend against Browne within 120 days (February 2016). Browne said, “Chagaev was always going to win that fight. That’s why it happened, but I thought it would’ve lasted a bit longer. Now he needs to get past Oquendo before I take the title.”



July 13th, 2015

UFC

McGregor, Faber to coach TUF

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter ® will feature no shortage of star power as interim UFC® featherweight champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor coaches opposite Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber on the 22nd edition of the UFC’s storied reality television series . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT SAN DIEGO is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Ogogo to face ‘best opponent available’ Ruslan Schelev

British middleweight talent Anthony Ogogo (7-0, 4 KOs) is eager to impress as he prepares for his hotly anticipated ring return against Ruslan Schelev (11-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. The 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist has been out of the ring for the past 11 months recovering from a long-standing Achilles issue, but now fully fit, Ogogo is ready to get his promising career back on track, starting with a victory over the 26 year-old Ukrainian, Schelev. “I wanted the very best opponent available for my return,” reveals Ogogo. “I didn’t want an easy opponent. I wanted someone who would really test me. I’ve worked so hard to condense a 12-month rehab process into 6 months, so I wanted an opponent with the right quality to give me a hard fight because that’s what I’ve longed for, and that’s exactly what Schelev is. He’s a quality fighter.” That said, Schlev has lost three of his last four.

The six-round contest will be his first since signing a co-promotional deal with Team Sauerland and Golden Boy Promotions. Arthur Abraham’s WBO World Super Middleweight title defense against Robert Stieglitz tops the bill, which also features Germany’s 19 year-old knockout specialist Vincent Feigenbutz challenging Mauricio Reynoso for the Interim WBA 168lb belt.



July 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Hwan wins 1st title with TKO in South Korea

Photos: Yeo Joon Chae

Local fans on hand gathered to see highly touted unbeaten teenage prospect Hwang Gyu Hwan (2-0, 2 KOs) win his first title as a professional by 6th round TKO over countryman Park Chan Hee (5-6-1). The main event took place this past Sunday afternoon at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in Inchon City, South Korea. It was an exciting closely contested fight until Hwan out of no where landed a left hook to the body that put Park down and out. The referee did not even issue a count as Park Chan Hee had the wind knocked completely out of him. Hwan just 18 and still learning had been head hunting all night before finding the sweet spot . Hwan won the domestic Korean Boxing Comission (KBC) title with his victory. Hwan only has 2 professional fights but he is on the fast track. There is already talk of him fighting for a WBC Youth title within his next few fights. (more…)



July 13th, 2015

UFC

TUF 21 Finale Main: Wonderboy Wows Vegas With KO

Perennial welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger believed Stephen Thompson’s karate-based attack was all smoke and mirrors. Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, that smoke produced fire, as Thompson scored a spectacular first-round knockout victory, likely propelling South Carolina’s “Wonderboy” into the top 15 at 170 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Usman gives Blackzilians the ultimate win
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT SAN DIEGO is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 13th, 2015

UFC

TUF 21 Finale Prelims: Samman Impresses, Subs Magalhaes in One

Middleweight prospect Josh Samman made it three for three in the Octagon Sunday, celebrating his new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt by submitting Caio Magalhaes in the first round of their Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale prelim bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT SAN DIEGO is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Roman, Mojica win in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

It’s never easy to step back into the ring after a six-year layoff and look sharp. And as the popular Albuquerque-based former prospect David “El Finito” Martinez (18-5-1, 3 KOs) discovered, it’s impossible when faced with a fighter as strong as WBC #4 ranked lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (50-11, 37 KOs). Before the fight, many ringsiders wondered what Martinez would show up. After a six-and-a-half year layoff, was this simply a quick payday for the New Mexican or if he would not only pick up where he left off, but finally take his game to the next level?

Martinez 135.5, appeared supremely confident during the ring introductions, even “bumping” into Roman, 140, as both fighters circled the ring. But within thirty seconds of the opening round it became clear that Ramirez had no answer for the relentless pressure of the world ranked Roman. Martinez jumped on Roman early and pumped a decent jab, but as soon as Roman began to fire the left hook it became abundantly clear that Martinez had no answer to Roman’s pressure. (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Jimenez pummels Munoz

By Robert Coster
Photos: Shuan Boxing

The usually shifty WBA #5 super-Flyweight contender Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez (22-8-4, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, known more for his fancy footwork than his power, decided to slug it out on Saturday night against countryman Angelo Munoz (15-4, 10 KOs), scoring knockdowns in the second and third round. The outclassed and battered Munoz opted not to come out for the 4th round. After the fight, the always talkative Jimenez again called out to WBA Champion Kohei Kono to give him a rematch.

Last year, Jimenez fought a controversial draw against Kono in Japan. “Meneito “(the one who wiggles) challenged the champion in colorful language: “Japanese are supposed to be warriors. I’m ready to get on a plane, Kono, and fight you next week, in your hometown in front of your fans.” (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Mike Wilson scores one punch KO in Oregon

Report and photos by Ricardo Ibarra

Fighting in front of a packed and boisterous hometown crowd, Central Point, Oregon’s Mike Wilson kept his unbeaten record intact last Saturday night at the Jackson County Expo Compton Arena with a second round body shot knockout of Brownsville, Texas’ Juan Reyna.

The crafty Reyna (5-5-1, 2 KOs) gave Wilson (12-0, 6 KOs) some problems early in the first round, disrupting his rhythm with a few well placed counter right hands to the chin. Wilson, though, kept a steady tempo, working behind his jab and pushing his way in close with precise power shots to the head and body. In the second round a thunderous right to the ribcage sent Reyna down withering in pain. Referee Ed Collantes reached the count of ten at 1:10, giving Wilson his twelfth win as a pro and his sixth inside the distance. (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Club level boxing returned to east Tijuana when arguably the most consistent promoters of the city, Gonzalez Boxing and Round 13 Promotions, put on their monthly fight card titled “Furia En el Tepatitlan IV” at the Tepatitlan Music Hall this past Saturday night, July 11th. Only eight bouts were scheduled with quick action and a couple of surprises.

Before the festivities, the traditional ten count was performed for fallen former world champion Juan Jose “Dinamita” Estrada who recently was murdered.

Unfortunately the main event was cut short when IBF Latino lightweight champion Armando “Chato” Robles (29-4-2, 16KO) suffered a deep gash on his right eyelid from an accidental head butt against Carlos Parra (14-11-2, 8KO) of Los Mochis, Mexico. Ringside doctor Ernesto Franco took one look at the lesion and waived the fight off in the opening seconds of the first round of a scheduled ten. (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman-Collazo Post Fight Press Conference

By Christopher Cook

Tampa, FL – After an exciting night of boxing at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, the fighters stepped up to the podium to talk about the experiences they had and answer a few questions.

WBA “regular” welterweight champion Keith Thurman:

“I want to thank this city for all the love and support.  All the fans that came out, for the people that flew out to show their love and support, the local people…thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

[On the punch that hurt him in the 5th] “It was a beautiful left hook that he threw…I was extended and my elbow wasn’t able to come back in time to block the shot.  I was reaching out and it really got underneath there, right in the perfect spot.  I would say 95% of my wind was gone.  But with 5%, it went to my brain.  I thought about taking a knee.”

[If that’s the worst he’s ever been hurt] “That was the best body shot thus far in my career…It was the best body shot I had to endure.”

“We survived that round.  We recovered.  We used a portion of the next round to fully recover.  We boxed smart and we got the TKO victory.”

[On sensing the end was near in the 7th round] “I knew by that point in the fight that he has taken a heavy accumulation of punishment.” (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Barby edges Taborda in Acapulco

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican female star Mariana “Barby” Juarez (41-8-3, 17 KOs) won a controversial ten round split decision over Argentinian Vanesa Taborda (8-4-1, 0 KOs) in a clash for the WBC female international super flyweight belt in front of a national TV audience on Televisa and 6,000 fans in attendance at the Centro de Convenciones in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Scores were 96-94, 96-95 for Barby and 96-94 for Taborda.

WBC #7 featherweight Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez (32-0-1, 22 KOs) stayed undefeated and on the verge of challenging for the world title after a points win over Filipino Jhon “Disaster” Gemino (12-4-1, 5 KO’s) over ten rounds. The Mexican star had to work hard to win a unanimous decision by scores of 97-92, 96-92 and 98-91.

Lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (16-6, 10 KOs), son of former world champion Marcos Villasana, sent Jesus Cruz Bibiano (15-11, 10 KOs) to the canvas repeatedly before getting a third round stoppage.

The card was presented by Promociones del Pueblo.

Photos



July 12th, 2015

UFC

Conor McGregor Taunts, Tantalizes, Prevails as UFC Interim Champion

Conor McGregor was on his back, struggling to get back on his feet and avoid the elbows and fists that were raining down on him . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Mendes big night falters

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 12 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Herrera, Lundy Post Fight Quotes

By David Robinett

Mauricio Herrera: “He stung me in the first round and I kind of lost focus. I started finding my momentum as the rounds went on. But, the issue with the cut really made the fight lose its rhythm and momentum. I can’t see how deep the cut is but I feel physically fine and could have kept going. I am in good condition and was landing good body shots and was wearing him down.”

Hank Lundy: “You saw it. He couldn’t handle my speed, my power or my skills so he was holding and doing a bunch of other dirty stuff. I know I won the fight. And, I was ready to take him out if it kept going.”



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman, Collazo Post Fight Quotes

Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman: “I felt good in there. I’ve been saying I’m an evolutionary fighter and I showed it tonight. I’ve always had power, but tonight was champ versus champ boxing. My team is happy and I’m very happy with my performance. I’m looking to continue this incredible streak. I’m 26-0. If you can beat me then beat me. He caught me with a left hook uppercut hybrid shot in the fifth and knocked out almost all of my wind. It was an excellent shot by Luis. I endured like a champion though. We trained hard for this camp. Luis Collazo, I want to give it up to him. All respect. He’s a great veteran. He came and he fought hard. We kept picking our shots, giving him a little bit of power every round and we broke him down. I beat this fighter and I can beat any fighter.

“This is great for me to pull this off at home. There was lots of pressure and hype. I gave it my best and I came out with the win. We want anybody that we can get at the top of the welterweight division; Mayweather, Pacquiao, Porter, Khan, Bradley, Maidana. Thank you so much to Tampa Bay, St. Pete and all my home fans here in Florida. I’m going to continue to do you all proud.”

Luis Collazo: “I was trying to set up body shots any way I could. I saw him moving to the left and was trying to catch him just right. I wish I had more time in that round. The second cut on the top of my right eye was the worst. I couldn’t really see and was constantly wiping the blood away. If I would have come out of my corner again I probably would have gotten caught with some unnecessary shots, and I didn’t need that. I want to fight again for sure. Whoever my team and Al Haymon put in front of me I’ll fight. I’ll take any welterweight. This was about the fans tonight. I’m glad I could come down to Tampa and give a great fight. Thanks to my fans for all the love and support. Sorry for letting you all down tonight, but I want to fight again so we decided not to continue.”



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Nelson, Harrison Post Fight Quotes

Willie Nelson: “I was confident and relaxed tonight. I wanted to take him into deep waters and that’s exactly what I did. I’m very happy the whole world got to see me tonight. This is where I belong and I’m just looking to start getting my shots and collecting titles. There’s really no specific person that I want next. I’ll take anyone in the 154 lbs division. The only person I won’t fight is Terrell Gausha because we’re so close. My coach said to dip down and throw a right hand on top. And he buckled, so I threw another right hand. It was a left uppercut that started the combination and then the right hand. I was really just taking my time and being patient. I know I should have not worried about it and just let my hands go. The plan was to take him into deep water, that’s pretty much why I was relaxing, but I got the job done. Keep watching me. I’m always the underdog and I embrace it. I took some big punches tonight from Tony (Harrison) and proved my chin.”

Tony Harrison: “I was pacing myself, but also trying to push it when I could. When I went down it was because he hit me behind my head and then when I got up I was looking at my team. I let the anxiety get to me. I felt the anxiousness to knock him out, got reckless and got caught with a shot. I felt like I was winning the whole fight with the game plan but I switched it up. I lost to a fighter that I shouldn’t have lost to tonight. I was supposed to do better. All props to Willie (Nelson) though. All fighters get hit and I’ll be back stronger than ever to get my career back on track. I want to thank Al Haymon and ESPN. My head is held high.”



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Roman manhandles Martinez in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

It’s never easy to step back into the ring after a six-year layoff and look good. And as the popular Albuquerque based former prospect David Martinez discovered, it’s impossible when faced with a fighter like Miguel “Mickey” Roman. Ramirez had no answer for the relentless pressure of the world ranked Roman, and the fight was mercifully stopped by referee Rocky Burke at 0:49 of the third round. There were no knockdowns, but Ramirez was taking a frightful beating at the time of the stoppage.



July 12th, 2015

UFC

UFC 189 Main: McGregor Silences Critics, Finishes Mendes in 2nd

Conor McGregor was bloodied and on his back, but he rallied spectacularly in the second round Saturday night to score a technical knockout of Chad Mendes at UFC 189 for the interim featherweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Lawler retains title, halts MacDonald

Plus: Bermudez-Stephens | Nelson-Thatch | Pickett-Almeida

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 12 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Herrera wins tech decision over Lundy

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In the last fight to be staged at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Mauricio Herrera, (22-5, 7 KOs), captured the vacant NABF super lightweight title, earning a majority technical decision over Hank Lundy, (25-5-1, 12 KOs), after the fight was stopped by referee Jack Reiss on the advice of the ringside physician due to cuts around Herrera’s right eye. One judge scored the bout 48-48 while the other two narrowly favored Herrera 48-47.

Herrera was cut over his right eye by a clash of heads in round one, and another headbutt in round two opened up a cut over Herrera’s left eye. In between Lundy was having success targeting Herrera with lead left and right hands as Herrera tried to come forward. Herrera turned his focus to Lundy’s body in round three, which helped shift the momentum in his favor. Lundy continued to potshot and target Herrera’s cuts, but was being outworked by the increasingly busier Herrera. Although Herrera’s corner had managed to stabilize the bleeding from his cuts, late in round five Reiss clearly saw something he didn’t like and immediately consulted the ringside physician, who recommended that the fight be stopped. Because the cuts were caused by accidental headbutts the fight went to the scorecards, including scoring the partially completed fifth round. (more…)



July 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Walk-out action from Tampa

By Christopher Cook at ringside

Anthony Peterson (35-1-0, 23 KOs), 138 lbs., faced Ramesis Gil (8-12-5, 5 KOs), 137.4 lbs., in a ten round super lightweight bout. The more experienced Peterson took the opening round, but found a willing opponent in the second, as Gil worked the left uppercut several times against him. A straight right by Peterson nearly knocked Gil out of the ring in the fourth, with the ropes saving him. Gil shook off the knockdown easily and was able to continue. Peterson took to the body in the sixth round, landing a hard right – left combo square to the midsection of Gil, dropping him to his knees. The referee waived off the bout at the 2:15 mark of the round, giving Peterson a TKO victory.

Undefeated Polish jr middleweight Patryk Szyymanski (14-0-0, 9 KOs), 155.6 lbs., made short work of Maurice Louishomme (8-3-0, 4 KOs), 154.6 lbs. Szymmanki needed only one round to drop the overmatched Loiushomme with a straight right hand, causing the referee to waive off the fight at the 1:45 mark.



July 11th, 2015

UFC

UFC 189 Prelims: Brown Subs Means

The final UFC 189 preliminary bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas produced the evening’s first finish, with Matt Brown and Tim Means getting after it for nearly five minutes Saturday until Brown won via submission late in the opening round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

More prelims: Swick-GarciaHoward-Pendred | Garbrandt-Briones

Also see early prelims: Pfister vs. Cedeno | Seery vs. Smolka |

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 12 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman gets TKO8 over Collazo

By Christopher Cook at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Headlining the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN, Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0-0, 22 KOs), 146.2 lbs., successfully defended his WBA “regular” welterweight title against Luis Collazo (36-7-0, 19 KOs), 147 lbs by TKO9 on Saturday night at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. The first started slow, as both fighters spent most of the round feeling each other out. Collazo missed wide with a pair of early punches, as Thurman kept his distance. Thurman, with an entire crowd in his corner, was showered with cheers on every punch he threw – regardless if it landed or not. Thurman took the first round, testing Collazo with his strength and avoiding most of the veteran’s punches. Thurman stepped up his output in the second, cutting off the ring at every opportunity. Collazo played the role of counter-puncher, and kept moving trying to avoid the heavy hands of the Clearwater native. Thurman snuck in a clean short counter right to the head near the end of the round. (more…)



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Herrera-Lundy undercard results

By David Robinett at ringside

Golden Boy Promotions’ Irish wunderkind Jason Quigley, (7-0, 7 KOs), continued his early reign of terror in the super middleweight division, blasting through Tom Howard, (8-4, 4 KOs), in a little more than a round, earning a referee’s stoppage at 1:21 of the second round in a scheduled six-round contest. Quigley wrested control of the bout from Howard early in round one with his superior power and quickness. Having established his ring superiority in round one, Quigley dropped Howard with a single right hook immediately to start round two. Howard showed moxie by beating the count and trying to engage Quigley in a firefight, but Quigley put that notion to rest with another right hook that sent Howard sliding into the ropes. Although Howard picked himself up for more punishment, the referee wisely stepped in to wave the bout over immediately after Quigley landed a follow-up left hook, right hook combination that rocked Howard like a bobblehead.

Local prospect Ivan Delgado, (6-0-1, 2 KOs), remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Angel Albelo, (4-8-3, 1 KO), in a six-round lightweight bout. Albelo was game, coming forward and attacking Delgado in spots throughout the fight, but Delgado was the sharper, more accurate fighter and was never in danger, punctuating his effort with a right uppercut late in the final round that wobbled Albelo.

Kicking off the final sporting event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which will soon be demolished to make way for a new soccer stadium, welterweight Zachary Ochoa labored to a unanimous eight-round decision over seasoned veteran David Rodelo, grinding out a margin of 79-73 on all three scorecards. Ochoa, (12-0, 5 KOs), a decorated amateur from Brooklyn, came out relaxed and in control, pumping his jab while circling his opponent with ease, but after two rounds Rodela increased the pressure on Ochoa, which clearly made the youngster uncomfortable. Rodela, (17-11-4, 7 KOs), a former prospect turned journeyman who has won only two fights in the last five years, was not throwing a lot of punches, but his constant pressure forced Ochoa to fight almost entirely off his back foot, sapping his power and providing no disincentive for Rodela to stop coming forward. Eventually though, Ochoa started to stick and move, using the entire ring to maintain distance between himself and Rodela. With Rodela unable to make any adjustments, Ochoa danced away over the last few rounds to secure the victory.



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman-Collazo Undercard Results from Tampa

By Christopher Cook at ringside

In the co-main event of the night, Tony “Superman” Harrison (21-1-0, 18 KOs), 153.8 lbs., tasted defeat for the first time when he met Willie “the Great” Nelson (24-2-1, 14 KOs), 154.6 lbs. The fighters had a heated exchange of words at the final press conference on Thursday, and bad blood could be felt immediately as the boxers went at it in the opening stanza. Nelson opened the first with a strong overhand right. Harrison remained poised in the first, landing several times to the body of Nelson. Trading ensued in the second, with solid connections by both boxers; however, neither was able to land a truly telling blow. Harrison started to take control of the bout in the third, countering the taller Nelson.

Action slowed in the sixth, as Nelson appeared to tire. Nelson’s accuracy dropped in the round, while Harrison continued to land solid but increasingly infrequent blows. The ensuing rounds were much of the same, as both boxers traded, but neither making an impression. In the ninth, the fighters decided to move inside, and began trading in close quarters. Nelson accumulation of blows finally took a toll on Harrison as Nelson laid out Harrison with a right uppercut, left hook, followed by a sweeping right hook. Harrison, who had promised to be the first to knock out Nelson saw the fate turn on him as it was he who experienced the first knockout of his career. Time of stoppage for the knockout victory was 2:57 of the ninth round. Nelson spoke at length at the press conference on Thursday on how he will silence the doubters once again and prove he should not be looked at as the underdog, and he did not disappoint. (more…)



July 11th, 2015

UFC

TUF 21 Finale at the scales

The Ultimate Fighter Finale, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson and the welterweight bout between Hayder Hassan and Kamaru Usman, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and the opening prelim bout may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Stephen Thompson (170.5) VS Jake Ellenberger (170.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Hayder Hassan (170.5) VS Kamaru Usman (170.5)
Vicente Luque (171) VS Michael Graves (170.5)
Cezar Ferreira (171) VS Jorge Masvidal (170**)
Michelle Waterson (115) VS Angela Magana (115.5)
Mike De La Torre (145.5) VS Maximo Blanco (148.5*)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Caio Magalhaes (185) VS Josh Samman (186)
Jerrod Sanders (136) VS Russell Doane (135.5)
Trevor Smith (185.5) VS Dan Miller (184)
Dominic Waters (171) VS George Sullivan (170.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIM
Willie Gates (125.5) VS Darrell Montague (125.5)
. . . .

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, July 12 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev demolishes Pianeta in one

WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan “White Tyson” Chagaev (34-2-1, 21 KOs) made quick work of challenger Francesco Pianeta (31-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Chagaev dropped Pianeta twice in round one before the mismatch was waved off. Time was 2:57. Chagaev now must fight two consecutive mandatory challengers. First Fres Oquendo within 120 days, then Lucas Browne.



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Flanagan wins WBO lightweight championship

In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, Terry Flanagan (28-0, 10 KOs) won by third round TKO when Jose “Chon” Zepeda (23-1, 20 KOs) couldn’t continue due to an injury to his left shoulder on Saturday night at the Velodrome in Manchester, England. Flanagan claimed the vacant WBO lightweight championship when Zepeda didn’t come out for round three.

Former bantamweight world champion Paul Butler (18-1, 9 KOs) bounced back from his loss to Zolani Tete with a fifth round TKO over Gustavo Molina (19-7, 7 KOs). Butler knocked Molina backward with a few good punches in round five and referee Howard Foster jumped in to quickly raise the hand of the British fighter. Time was 2:53.

Unbeaten lightweight Liam Walsh (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Isaias Santos Sampaio (23-11, 21 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title. Walsh dropped Sampaio twice with body shots in the sixth. Time was 1:26.

6’7 heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (31-1, 22 KOs) scored a second round TKO over journeyman Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-14-1, 31 KOs). Ustinov dropped Walker twice in round one and got the stop after staggering Walker again in round two. Walker has now lost seven straight.



July 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Wisdom KOs previously unbeaten Ortiz

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes / Tomba-Images

Teddy Brenner, boxing matchmaker nonpareil, often remarked that “if you bring me a guy that’s 10-0, I’ll find a guy that’s 5-10 that can lick him.” The late Mr. Brenner was no doubt smiling after the opening bout Friday night in an abbreviated three fight card put on by Chicago promoter Bobby Hitz, held at the Belvedere Events and Banquet Center in Elk Grove Village, IL.

In that fight, a featherweight contest scheduled for six, well traveled 29-fight journeyman, DeWayne Wisdom, Indianapolis, IN stunned Adan Ortiz (8-1, 7 KO’s) Sterling, IL, knocking out the previously unbeaten prospect late in round two. Wisdom, whom I’ve previously described as a “tough out” for just about anyone, buzzed the tentative Ortiz with a straight left to the head with approximately 25 seconds remaining in the second. Ortiz fought back however his night, and perfect record, came to a screeching halt courtesy of a huge left hook by Wisdom to the chin. Try as he might, Ortiz was unable to rise and was subsequently counted out by referee David Smith at 2:59. Wisdom improved to 6-23-1, 3 KOs. (more…)



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