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Wilder plans next move

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 ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

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 ...

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau'shee Warren 117 (WBA "undisputed" bantamweight title) Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2 John Jackson 153.4 ...

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped ...

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, ...

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“Cuatito” Ruiz ready to face Santa Cruz

By Gabriel F Cordero

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

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

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



June 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Artur Beterbiev: Boxing was my fate

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Yvon Michel Group

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



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Naito beats Arakawa; Eto keeps OPBF 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

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



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Promoters want Muller-Masternak decision reversed

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

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

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



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

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

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

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



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Campbell-Coyle grudge match August 1

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



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

June 20 Copenhagen card shaping up

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



June 9th, 2015

UFC

TUF Brazil 4 – Episode Ten Recap

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

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Flashback to the days when Barry McGuigen ruled

Manny Pacquiao looking to sell mansion just purchased

Concierge doctor’ treatment include weekly boxing lessons in Las Vegas

Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez on a collision course



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Referee Frank Cappuccino passes

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Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

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

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: I’m ready to show my talent

By Przemek Garczarczyk

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

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June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing makes quick return to Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

King Sports will continue to do business

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto sets up Canelo fight with impressive KO

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

Bring it on Canelo!

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

Click here for more plus giant photo gallery…



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Nicholas Walters gets super-belted

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Huck announces new trainer: Don House

Photo: HSP

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

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Fielding aims for statement KO of Vera

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

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves Crushes Molnar

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

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



June 8th, 2015

UFC

Dariush Draws ‘The Menace’ on August 8

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

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Watch the new trailer for boxing movie “Southpaw”

Four opponents to make heavyweight Anthony Joshua a major player

Deontay Wilder about a hometown defense

Miguel Cotto says Canelo Alvarez is next



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Yordan retains WBO Aspac belt

By Jeff Pamungkas

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



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Video Interview: Robert Guerrero

By Jerry Hoffman

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



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-world champs Igarashi, Shimoda victorious by decision

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

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



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigley Defends Virginia Welterweight Title in Springfield

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

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



June 7th, 2015

UFC

Ebersole Retires After a 15-Year Career

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

Also see: Fight Night NOLA Post-fight Replay

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto taking aim at Canelo now

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

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

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

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

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



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero, Martinez comments

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

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

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

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



June 7th, 2015

UFC

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

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

Also see: Big Ben wins in the Big Easy

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto annihilates Geale in four

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) impressively destroyed Daniel Geale (31-4, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In his first defense of the belt, Cotto (153.6 lbs.) outboxed and outpunched Geale (157 lbs.). Cotto won round one with hard clean shots to the body and head. Cotto continued to land the more meaningful punches in rounds two and three. Cotto dropped Geale twice in round four and the bout was waved off. First a left hook floored Geale. He then finished Geale with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:28.

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June 6th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night NOLA Prelims: Jordan Wins Louisiana Turf War Over Lewis

The Battle of Louisiana was won by Baton Rouge’s Shawn Jordan Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, with the former LSU fullback knocking out NOLA native Derrick Lewis in the second round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Geale undercard results

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Fernando Vargas (29-9-2, 20 KOs) took former world champion Wilfredo “WV2″ Vazquez Jr. (24-5-1,19 KOs) the distance in their 8 round featherweight contest. The bout was largely fought in the center of the ring with both fighters cautiously exchanging leather. After a largely uneventful first few opening rounds, Vargas was able to wake up Vazquez Jr. in round four with some heavy hooks to the head which bought him the round. Vargas remained the aggressor throughout the remaining rounds and was able to put forth a convincing performance to win the fight. After eight rounds, the judges awarded the fight to 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75 in favor to Fernando Vargas.

Olympic Chinese silver medalist Zhang Zillei punished fellow heavyweight Glen Thomas over four dominant rounds. Zillei floored Thomas with a right uppercut in round one and continued to lay on the punched against Thomas, who was unable to answer with any reasonable punches. Thomas showed tremendous heart in the 3rd round, throwing some right cross checks but was floored again with a left-right combination to the head from Zillei. Thomas took a knee in the fourth to buy him some time and bravely fought to the end of the fourth round. No surprises with the scorecard as they all favored Zillei by way of 40-33 across the board. Zillei picks up his fourth win and is now 4-0, 2 KOs and Thomas falls to 1-4. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Sonsona barely slips past Arellano

By David Robinett at ringside

In a late bout on Saturday afternoon at StubHub Center, former WBO super flyweight world champion Marvin Sonsona, (20-1-1, 15 KOs) and Jonathan Arellano, (15-6-2, 3 KOs) engaged in a close, tactical affair over ten rounds that Sonsona shaded on the judges’ scorecards 95-95, 96-94, 96-94. The light-hitting Arellano was the aggressor in this fight, coming forward and pressuring Sonsona but more often than not Sonsona effectively countered Arellano coming in with quick punches before darting out of harm’s way. The bout was fought in the featherweight division. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR. hosts a workout for hundreds of fans for his upcoming vacant WBO welterweight title fight against undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS, Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Southern California natives’ fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Bradley vs. Vargas welterweight championship event are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), tickets can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen outpoints Berridge; Muller edges Masternak

By Ron Jackson

In a dull and mauling affair South Africa’s Thomas Oosthuizen outpointed Robert Berridge from New Zealand over 12 rounds at the Emperors Palace on Saturday night. Oosthuizen (80.55kg) came in overweight at the Friday weigh-in and forfeited the title and as a result if Berridge (78.95kg) won the fight he could have claimed the title. The scores were 117-111 twice and 116-112. The fight never rose to any heights with the much shorter Berridge (26-3-1, 21 KOs) spending most the bout chasing and holding Oosthuizen (26-0-2, 14 KOs).

In a grueling cruiserweight ten rounder Johnny Muller (90.55kg) won a ten round split decision over Mateusz Masternak (90.20kg) of Poland. The scores were 95-93 for Masternak and 95-93 twice in favour of Muller. A bloodied Muller took counts in the fifth and seventh rounds, but the knockdown in the fifth was more from a push. Despite his courageous performance Muller appeared fortunate to take the decision. Muller improves his record to 19-4-2, 13 KOs and Masternak drops to 35-3, 25 KOs. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuellar retains WBA title with eighth round TKO over Darchinyan

By David Robinett at ringside

WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar, (27-1, 21 KOs), successfully defended his title with a sudden and violent eighth round stoppage of former three-division champion Vic Darchinyan, (40-8-1, 29 KOs) in the only title bout on the Premier Boxing Champions card from Carson, California.

For seven rounds it was actually anyone’s fight, with the normally aggressive Cuellar stymied by Darchinyan’s boxing and movement. Darchinyan, once himself a feared offensive fighter, wisely chose to keep his distance and instead fought sporadically off his back foot, landing occasional winging left hands that did not hurt the bigger Cuellar, but kept him close on the scorecards.

However, the end suddenly came in round eight, when Cuellar caught Darchinyan flush with a right hand to the cheek the dropped him flat. Darchinyan gamely rose to beat the count, but was clearly shaky. The referee let him continue however, unaware that Darchinyan’s corner was waving the white towel. The stoppage though came soon after, as Cuellar immediately pounced on the wobbly Darchinyan, prompting the immediate stoppage at 1:04 of round eight.



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