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Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez WBC light flyweight champion Pedro "Pedrin" Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KOs) and mandatory challenger Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 15 ...

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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve ...

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Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos by Stacey Verbeek It has been a long, winding and at times hard road for Dallas native jr ...

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UFC

Curran is saving her fight for the Octagon

If Kailin Curran had the first-time UFC jitters we all hear about in her Octagon debut against Paige VanZant last November, she had a funny way of showing them, as she and Miss VanZant both earned Fight of the Night honors for their efforts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 6th, 2015



Boxing News

Ikehara barely keeps WBO female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBO female mini-flyweight champ Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (7-1-2, 3 KOs), 105, very barely kept her belt as she was awarded a hairline split technical decision over compatriot Kayoko Ebata (8-6, 4 KOs), 105, at 0:28 of the seventh round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official tallies were as follows: Surat Soikrachang (Thailand) and Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) both 67-66 for the champ, while Salven Lagumbay (Philippines) 67-66 for the challenger. The referee was Danrex Tapdasan of the Philippines.

Ebata, a 39-year-old veteran with good amateur career, took the leadoff with her busier jabs and shifty footowrk. But Ikehara, 30, warmed up her engine and occasionally scored with direct rights to the face without jabs to overcome her early deficits on points. It became a close affair, and the fatal seventh saw a mutual head collision that produced a bad cut on each contestant. The champ Ikehara suffered a big and deep laceration that prevented her from going on with the ring physician’s view. The closest verdict supported the champ after close proceedings. Ebata deserves a rematch.

Promoter: Watanabe Promotions.
WBO supervisor: Leon Panoncillo (US).



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

World title tripleheader in Japan today

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A world title tripleheader will be held today (Wednesday) in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten WBA super-feather “super” champ Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18 KOs) will risk his belt against also undefeated ex-OPBF ruler Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KOs), of Thailand, in the main event at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.

Also, newly crowned WBA light-fly champ Ryoichi Taguchi (21-2-1, 8 KOs) will make his initial defense against ex-WBA titleholder Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-3-1, 26 KOs), a Thai veteran, over twelve rounds. (more…)



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Livestreaming piracy takes a shot at HBO/Showtime over MayPac

Manny Pacquiao: From hero to cheat?

Pacquiao’s a legend in the Philippines, but will he be president?

Pacquiao could face perjury charges over injury fiasco

Philadelphia lawyer joins crusade to restore Muhammad Ali’s childhood home



May 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Updates

No official PPV numbers yet, but it’s a given that Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight broke the all-time PPV record.

Online sportsbooks breathed a sigh of relief with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision. A Pacquiao win would have meant big losses. There was heavy wagering on the fight, with Sky Bet reporting that Mayweather-Pacquiao was the most popular non-horse racing sports event in its history.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly received one million dollar endorsement deals from Burger King, fantasy sports site FanDuel, and luxury watchmaker Hublot, according to fortune.com.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen says in his opinion Pacquiao scored a shutout win over Mayweather. “Mayweather only won the fight because it was staged on U.S. soil and scored by U.S. judges,” Hun is quoted as saying in the Cambodia Daily. “I didn’t expect that American judges would be so weak. I just know America clearly now. Judges made a unanimous decision to make a winner become a loser…fighting on their land, they would not allow us to win unless Floyd was beaten to death.” He added that he had wagered $5,000 on Pacquiao, but will not pay up.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Shaw plans quick HBO return for Jennings, Santana

After HBO had their highest rated show since 2012 with the Klitschko-Jennings bout on April 25th, promoter Gary Shaw says his fighters Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) and Francisco Santana (22-4-1, 11 KOs) will make quick comeback to the premium network. “Jennings and Santana both love being HBO fighters,” said Shaw, who has a strong relationship with HBO Sports President Ken Hershman. “I have plans to bring them back to HBO.”

Jennings and Santana both had good performances in losing efforts against Wladimir Klitschko and Sadam Ali, respectively. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Huge crowd expected for Canelo-Kirkland

Golden Boy Promotions’ Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com that “a huge, huge crowd” will be in attendance for this Saturday’s mouth-watering HBO-televised clash between middleweights Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland.

“We’re already at 30,000 and a lot of the promotion and a lot of the marketing kicks in this week,” said Gomez. “We had a steady sales day yesterday. I don’t know where we’re at currently, but I’m expecting a huge, huge crowd. Whether it sells out or not I don’t know, it’s too early to tell, but I know there’s a lot of excitement and a lot of the promotion and marketing started yesterday.”

The overall seating capacity of Houston’s Minute Maid Park is 40,963, not counting any seats added on the field.

Remaining tickets are priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, however there is a 19 ticket limit per household.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Puetz reelected head of German boxing commission

Thomas Puetz will continue to lead the German boxing commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – BDB) for four more years. The 49-year-old CEO of “Puetz Security” was unanimously reelected President at the Annual BDB General Assembly last Saturday (May 2nd) in Kaltenkirchen, Germany.

“I am happy and very thankful that the members trust in me, my team and our work. I am looking forward to the next four years”, said Puetz. “The BDB has close ties with all sanctioning bodies and commissions in other countries and we are known all around the world for our professionalism and integrity. Thanks to Wladimir Klitschko, Felix Sturm and Ulf Steinforth’s SES Boxing we have supervised many great events. But we also care for the smaller promoters and I am proud to say that the number of our members is growing and growing.” (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN2 FNF ready to bow out this month

The Boxcino Finals and ESPN2’s final “Friday Night Fights” telecast will take place on May 22 in a temporary outdoor arena constructed in the parking lot at Omega Products International in Corona, CA. In the main event, junior middleweight Brandon Adams (16-1, 12 KOs), last year’s runner-up at middleweight, meets John Thompson (16-1, 5 KOs). In the co-feature, heavyweights Donovan Dennis (14-2, 11 KOs) and Andrey Fedosov (27-3, 22 KOs) will face off. Both bouts are ten rounders.

Leading up to that final show, ESPN2 has FNF telecasts lined up for May 8 in Philadelphia (Amir Mansour vs. Joey Dawejko, heavyweights) and May 15 in Connecticut (Reynaldo Ojeda vs. Monty Meza Clay, lightweights).



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV continues Friday

truTV and Top Rank will exclusively present the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV , a live primetime boxing series on Friday, May 8, at 10 p.m. ET from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The new boxing series, produced in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will feature two title fights this week headlined by Top 10 contenders Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-1, 15 KOs) from Passaic, N.J., and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (23-0, 15 KOs). Tapia will defend his NABO junior middleweight title against Michel Soro (25-1-1, 15 KOs) from France, with Monaghan defending his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title against Cleiton Conceicao (20-6-2, 16 KOs) from Brazil. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015 at UFC Fan Expo, July 11

For the first time in the 12-year history of the UFC® Hall of Fame, an entire class of legendary fighters and contributors will be inducted into distinct Hall of Fame categories at a special induction event, scheduled for July 11 at UFC Fan Expo 2015. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight fans invited to Jesse Hart’s victory celebration

Top Rank champion Jesse Hart of Philadelphia invites all fans and media to his Victory Party on Thursday, May 7 at Joe Hand’s Gym, 545 3rd Ave., Philadelphia from 1 to 3 pm. Jesse is the USBA, NABO, jr NABF champion at super middleweight. He is a powerful force, still undefeated after stopping 17-0 Mike Jimenez of Chicago on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao mega event in Las Vegas.

After the fight, Bob Arum of Top Rank told Jesse he would next headline a truTV fight card in the Philadelphia area this summer. “I want to be truTV’s first big star fighter – their #1 champion,” Jesse said. “This is a great opportunity and our team is very excited.”

Managers David Price, Doc Nowicki and trainers Fred Jenkins and Jesse’s father the famous Eugene Cyclone Hart will also be at the Victory Party.



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Mansour and Dawejko to meet in Philly grudge fight

Photos: Peltz Boxing

Photos: Peltz Boxing


By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Heavyweights Amir Mansour, 21-1, 16 KOs, and Joey Dawejko, 14-3-2, 7 KOs, are scheduled to square off Friday night for the vacant Pennsylvania state championship in the hottest Philly matchup of the year. The 10-rounder is expected to pack South Philly’s 2300 Arena and offer up serious thumps and drama for a national TV audience watching at home on ESPN2.

For local boxing fans, this is a match made in heaven, with scowling knockout artist “Hardcore” Mansour in one corner, and a smiling Joey “The Tank” across the way. Mansour’s reputation offers the possibility of another brutal beat down, while Dawejko’s recent winning streak suggests that he’s finally decided to try to reach his potential as a boxer.

It’s a fight that both men need to win and one that both can win, but as always is the case in boxing, something’s got to give when the bell rings. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Pitbull Gomez aiming to maul Soto

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy


“I’ve been training two to three times a day. I go to Wild Card Gym in the morning, strength train in the afternoon and sometimes do another workout in the nighttime. I’m ready,” declared unbeaten super lightweight contender Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez on Monday. Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) in Saturday’s co-main event for Canelo vs. Kirkland which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

“It’s going to be a good fight against Soto,” said Gomez. “He has a lot of experience, but I think I have the youth and I’m stronger. Soto also has good combinations and is a veteran with more than 60 fights, so he’ll be ready too. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

UFC

The 10: A-May-Zing Month of Action on Tap for UFC

May is absolutely loaded with outstanding fights.

With four events from four different continents, the month ahead offers every manner of fight one could hope for: championship grudge matches, contenders battling for position in the pecking order, veterans looking to start one more run and youngsters eager to prove that their time is now . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Complete Broadway Boxing card announced

This Friday night, for the second time this year, DiBella Entertainment will bring its popular Broadway Boxing series north to the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting nine-bout card scheduled to take place at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Headlining the card will be the much-anticipated ring return and homecoming of Westchester County-native Boyd Melson (14-1, 4KO’s), as he takes on fellow New Yorker Mike Ruiz (17-8, 9KO’s) in a 10-round super welterweight battle for the WBC USNBC title. (more…)



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Rolling Stone looks at Floyd Mayweather’sAmerican Dream

Does Mayweather’s win signal the death of boxing?

Pacquiao sparring partner talks about the shoulder injury

Jamie Foxx and his “butchering” of the national anthem in Vegas at MayPac

One step closer to Mayweather vs. Khan?



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: surgery and NSAC problems

Manny Pacquiao will have surgery this week in Los Angeles to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and be out of commission for eight to ten months.

Pacman has also incurred the wrath of the Nevada State Athletic Commission over a snafu where he was denied a pre-fight anti-inflammation injection despite that medication being listed on a form sent to the NSAC earlier in the week. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar has asked the state attorney general’s office to look into whether Pacquiao committed perjury by signing a pre-fight medical questionnaire where “no” was checked to the question “Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or hands that needed evaluation or examination? If yes, explain.”

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which had conducted random drug testing leading up to the bout, was well aware of the injury and had approved a number of medications for Pacquiao. According to a March 13 press release, USADA announced that they and the NSAC “are working collaboratively on this program and will share all relevant information about the program including all test results.”

Aguilar told the Review Journal “Just because they disclosed it to USADA doesn’t mean they disclosed it to the commission.”



May 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather named Hublot ambassador

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Luxury watch brand Hublot is now sponsoring WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. Hublot has officially named Floyd as its “Ambassador” and he fought with the Hublot brand on his trunks against Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said it’s a tremendous honor and a privilege being allied with Floyd Mayweather, stating that his historic achievements were fulfilled with patience and commitment – great characteristics to represent this magnificent brand.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

“Six Heads” Lewis dies in traffic accident

Former WBA welterweight champion Andrew “Six Heads” Lewis has tragically been killed in an traffic accident in his native Guyana. Details are sketchy, but Lewis was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle. He was declared dead twice at two different hospitals.

A big punching fan favorite who had a pro record of 23-4-2, 20 KOs, Lewis got his unusual nickname when an opponent said Lewis had hit him so hard he saw six heads. Lewis was just 44.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Joint Statement From Team Pacquiao and Top Rank

During training, Manny Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury. Manny went to see world-class doctors, partners in the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, who performed tests and, in consultation with Manny, his promoter, and his advisors, concluded that with short rest, treatments, and close monitoring, Manny could train and, on May 2, step into the ring against Floyd Mayweather.

Manny’s advisors notified the United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) of the shoulder injury and the treatments being proposed by the doctors during training and on fight night. USADA spoke to Manny’s doctors twice, investigated, and confirmed in writing that the proposed treatments, if used, were completely allowed. The medication approved for fight night was a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Toradol).

Manny continued to train and his shoulder improved, though not 100%. This is boxing, injuries happen, and Manny is a warrior. Again, in consultation with his doctors, promoter and advisors, Manny decided to proceed with the fight anticipating that he could receive his pre-fight treatment. That specific treatment had been approved by USADA in writing at least 5 days before the fight. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng returns June 27

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0, 5 K0s) will make the IBF mandatory defense against the IBF #1 rated John Riel Casimero (21-2, 13 KOs) on June 27 at The Indoor Stadium at the National Sport Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was announced at a press conference in Bangkok on Monday. In Ruenroeng’s most recent ring outing he had his most impressive victory when he defeated Chinese Olympic legend Zou Shiming on March 7 at Venetian Casino Macao, China. Casimero became the mandatory challenger by defeating Armando Santos in an IBF eliminator fight on December 13. Casimero is also a former IBF junior flyweight champion. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Mundine injured, Trout fight off

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine is suffering from a perforated eardrum and has been forced to postpone Saturday’s scheduled fight against former WBA 154 pound champion Austin Trout in Hidalgo, Texas. It was stated on the Australian’s Twitter account “Mundine is suffering from a severe ear condition which doctors say will cause him serious and potentially permanent damage if he continues with the bout.” Trout tweeted he’s still trying to fight Saturday.



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Burns: I can’t wait for US debut

Ricky Burns says that beating Omar Figueroa in Texas on Saturday will put him back on the World title trail. The former two-weight world champion Burns meets the former WBC lightweight king at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo live on CBS in the US as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series. Burns is looking to return to the top of the boxing tree having lost his WBO Lightweight crown to Terence Crawford and then slipped up against Dejan Zlaticanin as he looked to make waves in the WBC rankings.

The Coatbridge ace stepped back into the ring and up at light welterweight for the first time in Leeds in October with a confidence boosting win over Alexandre Lepelley, and the 32 year old expects a classic on a must-win night.

“This is such a huge fight for me,” said Burns. “I have had a tough time of it in and out of the ring recently but that’s in the past and it’s time to get back to performing in the ring and doing what I love. We wouldn’t have taken the fight if we didn’t think I can win it and I am confident that I will. I don’t want to contemplate defeat, I am not thinking about it – but there’s no doubt that I need to win this to get back on track and into more big fights. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

2014 Briscoe Award Winners Announced

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

2014 was an excellent year for Philadelphia boxing and thus much for this fall’s 8th Annual Briscoe Awards to celebrate. The winners for 2014 include a classic fight, a Herculean performance, a monster KO, a big upset and many other outstanding milestones that will be remembered for many years to come. So with no further ado, here are the winners of the 2014 Briscoe Awards. (more…)



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao replays on both HBO and Showtime Saturday

Both HBO and Showtime will replay the record-breaking pay-per-view bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at 9PM ET/PT.

On HBO, the replay will be paired with an “HBO World Championship Boxing” doubleheader from Minute Maid Park in Houston headlined by a collision between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland. That event marks Canelo’s 2015 ring debut.

On Showtime, the replay will be immediately followed by the premiere of “Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Epilogue.”



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao disappointed in Nevada Commission

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has accused the Nevada State Athletic Commission of sabotaging his fight against Floyd Mayweather. According to a report with video on Rappler.com, Pacquiao told reporters in his hotel room Sunday that not only was he “sabotaged” when the NSAC wouldn’t allow him to take a USADA-approved injection to relieve pain from an injury in his right shoulder, he stated that his vitamin supplements and water were withheld by the Commission from his dressing room. Pacman also suggested Mayweather was tipped off about his injury and Floyd tried to take advantage by pulling his arm during the bout. Pacquiao estimated that he was only at 60% for the fight and wants a rematch at full strength.



May 4th, 2015

UFC

Lawlor returns against Villante in July

Returning to the Octagon for the first time since April of 2013, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor will do so as a light heavyweight on Saturday, July 25, as he takes on New York’s Gian Villante at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: MayPac Aftermath

The almighty dollar flexes its muscle in Pacquiao’s camp

Floyd Mayweather takes his money and runs

Why Mayweather didn’t get a penny from me

Did PPV debacle deal another blow?

Money can’t buy you love, Floyd

Mayweather’s still boxing’s P4P champ, but no role model

Mayweather should fight Amir Khan

Mayweather-Pacquiao was a complete waste of time and money

Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch unlikely



May 4th, 2015

Boxing News

GIANT Mayweather-Pacquiao Photo Gallery

Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Here’s a giant photo essay of the Mayweather-Pacquiao experience on Saturday night in Las Vegas. 16,507 filled the MGM Grand Garden, smashing all live gate records for a highly anticipated boxing match that was five years in the making. The pay-per-view totals are expected to far exceed any previous PPV telecast, even with a record $89/$99 price point.

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May 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

“Hot Rod” Steamrolls at Hard Rock Biloxi

Report/photos: Scott Foster

With the boxing world focused squarely on Las Vegas and the “Fight of the Century,” Southern Mississippi promoter William Hunter and RiteHook Promotions, in conjunction with The Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, produced an entertaining local fight card Saturday night on the gulf coast, punctuated by a live stream of the Mayweather/Pacquiao mega-bout on a massive 35-foot screen.

The main even of the evening featured undefeated Tampa Light Heavyweight prospect Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic [19-0 w/12ko], slated to face overmatched local journeyman William Johnson [10-40 w/3ko]. “Hot Rod” overwhelmed Johnson from the onset, dictating the pace throughout to the durable, albeit limited, Johnson. (more…)



May 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

The Fight of the Century is over. Now what?

Quite a lot actually.

May 8: Amir Mansour vs. Joey Dawejko (ESPN2)
May 8: Glan Tapia vs. Michael Soro (truTV)
May 9: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland (HBO)
May 9: Omar Figueroa vs. Ricky Burns (CBS)
May 9: Jose Ramirez vs. Robert Frankel (UniMas)
May 9: Felix Sturm vs. Fedor Cudinov (no U.S. TV)
May 9: Anthony Joshua vs. Rafael Zumbano Love (no U.S. TV)
May 15: Reynaldo Ojeda vs. Monty Meza Clay (ESPN2)
May 15: Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Jorge Paez Jr. (truTV)
May 16: Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. (HBO)
May 22: Boxcino Final (Last boxing telecast on ESPN2 FNF)
May 22: Richard Commey vs. Bahodir Mamadjonov (CBSSN)
May 22: Eric Hunter vs. TBA (FS1)
May 22: Alexander Povetkin vs. Mike Perez (no U.S. TV)
May 23: James DeGale vs. Andre Dirrell (NBC)
May 29: Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri (Spike TV)
May 30: Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin (no U.S. TV)
June 6: Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale (HBO)
June 12: Marco Huck vs. Krzysztof Glowacki (Spike TV)
June 13: Felix Verdejo vs. Ivan Najera (HBO)
June 20: Adrien Broner vs. TBA (NBC or NBCSN)
June 20: Andre Ward vs. Paul Smith (BET)
June 26: Tony Luis vs. TBA (CBSSN)
June 27: Timothy Bradley vs. Jesse Vargas (HBO)



May 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather says he’s giving up belts

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he’s relinquishing all his world titles on Monday or within a few weeks and that his final fight in September may be a non-title bout. “I would like to give other fighters chances,” said Floyd at his post fight press conference. “I got the WBC and WBA super welterweight and WBA, WBC, WBO welterweight titles. It’s time for other fighters to fight for those titles.”

“I had a brilliant game plan and remarkable team. Manny Pacquiao is still a champion. He still has a lot left. I was the better man tonight, countering and basically using the jab. I am blessed, Manny is blessed, he’s a hell of a fighter. I knew in my heart I was beating him easy. He was applying pressure, but he wasn’t landing any punches. I was constantly popping the jab in his face.” (more…)



May 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Emily Harney

Manny Pacquiao said at the post fight press conference that he was essentially a one-armed fighter for much of his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao stated he had suffered a shoulder injury during training camp. “One week before the fight my shoulder wasn’t one hundred percent. We had an MRI and there was a tear in my right shoulder,” he said adding that he felt pain from the third round. “I hesitated to be more aggressive because I only had one hand. My right was in pain. It’s hard to fight with one hand.”

It was also revealed that Pacquiao had been denied an anti-inflammatory shot by the Nevada State Athletic Commission prior to the fight even though the shot was approved by USADA during his training camp.

There had been some consideration given to postponing the fight due to the injury but a decision was made not to reschedule. (more…)



May 3rd, 2015

UFC

Lawlor returns against Villante in July

Returning to the Octagon for the first time since April of 2013, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor will do so as a light heavyweight on Saturday, July 25, as he takes on New York’s Gian Villante at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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