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Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

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 ...

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Mayweather says he’s giving up belts

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 ...

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Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBO featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ninth round ...

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Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Unbeaten WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round ...

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Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Emily Harney The WBO lightweight title formerly held by Terence Crawford, who moved up in weight, will remain ...

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Boxing News

Smith returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten featherweight Brayd Smith (12-0, 10KOs) will have the toughest test of his career when he challenges Filipino John Vincent Moralde (11-0, 6KOs) over ten rounds with the WBC Asian Continental title up for grabs on Saturday at Rumours International , Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

The unbeaten 20 year old Moralde is coming off a ten round decision win over Jason Butar Butar last September. In July 2014 Moralde captured the Philippines 122 pound title by scoring a second round stoppage over Ronerex Dalut.

The 23 year old Smith is coming off a third round stoppage of Anshori Anhar Pitulay last December. Smith is the son of Brendon Smith who guided Michael Katsidis to the WBO championship



March 12th, 2015



UFC

The “Detroit Superstar” Firing On All Cylinders

Daron “Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank understands the fight business as well as any veteran in the game, and coming into his UFC 185 bout against Jiu-Jitsu specialist Beneil Dariush, his outlook is all confidence in both his fight game and his showmanship . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Spike TV Weights from Ontario, Calif; Porter gets new opponent

Update: Former world champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter will now face a new opponent after original opponent Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia was a no-show at the weigh-in. Garcia apparently wasn’t close to making weight.

Josesito Lopez 146.3 vs. Andre Berto 146
(WBA interim welterweight title)
Chris Arreola 262.4 vs. Curtis Harper 265.2
Shawn Porter 146.7 vs. Roberto Garcia ??
Miquel Vazquez 136.6 vs. Jerry Belmontes 136.1
Gerald Washington 248.5 vs. Jason Gavern 249.8
Hanzel Martinez 125.2 vs. German Meraz 125.4
Oscar Molina 123.7 vs. Juan Rojas 123.5

Venue: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Goossen Promotions
TV: Spike TV



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo will fight for a title on April 25 in Puerto Rico

After a successful tour of fights along the east coast of the United States, “El Diamante” returns home for the first title bout of his professional career. Fully recovered from the injury on his left hand, rising Puerto Rican star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo will battle for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional title on an April 25 card that will take place at the Mario “Quijote” Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo. “For me there is nothing better than representing Puerto Rico, honoring my flag and bringing joy to my Island. I’m more than happy and thankful with Top Rank for the opportunity of fighting for a title in front of my people,” said the young prospect that is considered by many as ‘The Next Big Thing’ in Puerto Rican boxing. “I am very grateful with the fans on the Island for the unconditional support they have always given me and that’s why I wanted to give them my first title fight.”

In what will be his first in-ring appearance of 2015 and his first in Puerto Rico since August of 2014, Verdejo, who is undefeated with a record of 16-0 and 12 knockouts, will battle for a WBO regional title against Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Kua Kua” Lopez (24-5, 15 KO’s) in a 10-round duel in the lightweight division on the main the main event of the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card that will take place on April 25 card at the Mario “Quijote” Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux targets “regular” champ Quigg

International boxing manager Gary Hyde, president of Nowhere2Hyde Management, has formally petitioned the World Boxing Association (WBA) to enforce a mandatory title fight between Hyde’s fighter, WBA Super amd World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), and WBA “regular” 122-pound division titlist Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs).

Below is a copy of Hyde’s letter to the WBA:

Dear Chairman Mendoza:

I write as the manager of Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Unified WBA/WBO Champion.

I write to request enforcement of the mandatory. Uniquely in the Super Bantamweight Division Guillermo Rigondeaux is the “Unified Champion” and Scott Quigg is the “Regular Champion.” Clearly as the Regular Champion Quigg is the highest ranked contender in the division. While he was injured he is now back in training and there is no reason why Mr. Rigondeaux cannot or should not fulfill his mandatory obligations against Mr. Quigg.

We are aware that there are some discussions about a bout between Quigg and Frampton. However, we have been in touch with the IBF and they will not sanction the unification fight with anyone other than the highest level champion which in this case is Guillermo Rigondeaux.

We respectfully suggest that it is best to deal with the mandatory issue now and request that Quigg and Guillermo be directed to begin negotiations.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Hyde



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Syroos – Rebrasse called off

The fight between Seyedin Syroos and Christopher Rebrasse which was scheduled for next Saturday at the Spiroudome of Charleroi, Belgium had to be cancelled when Syroos was hospitalized earlier today. The fight was to be for the inaugural WBC Francophone supermiddleweight title. At the moment no more details are known.
The show goes on as scheduled with Alex Miskirtchian, Ryad Merhy and Herve Hubeaux taking the main fights.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Zac Dunn ready for Max Bursak

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO#12 Zac Dunn (17-0, 15KOs) will challenge Max Bursak (30-3-1, 13KOs) over twelve rounds for the vacant IBO super middleweight title on June 5 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dunn is coming off a second round stoppage of WBC#14 Beibi Berrocal last Friday.

Bursak’s only losses were were by points decisions to Hassan N’Dam In a WBO title bout in 2012, Martin Murray and Jarrod Fletcher also defeated Bursak in 2014 in WBC and WBA regional title bouts respectively. Bursak holds a win over highly regarded former world middleweight contender Brian Vera in 2010.

The Ukraine born 30 year old Bursak is coming off a second round stoppage over Ramazi Gogichashvili last November.

The 24 year old Dunn is promoted by Barry Michael who is a former IBF 130 pound champion and plans on Dunn challenging WBO champion Arthur Abraham if successful against Bursak.

“Dunn has the skills and power to become world champion” said Michael. “He reminds me of Mikkel Kessler. American boxing agent Don Majeski is working with us so Dunn can receive world title opportunities”



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

More Boxing on CBS Sports Network

Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) has announced a multi-fight deal with CBS Sports Network to telecast live professional boxing. “Championship Boxing” will debut on CBS Sports Network on April 17 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. In the 10-round main event, Ireland’s WBA #12/IBF #11-rated “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 KOs) will face Philadelphia’s hard-punching Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (22-4-1, 21 KOs) for the WBA Oceana championship. In the 10-round televised co-feature, Canada’s world rated lightweight star Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-2, 7 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC Continental Americas Championship.

“I am extremely proud to be unveiling this series with CBS Sports Network,” said Greg Cohen. “This is a huge next step in the evolution of my company. This is going to be a great year for televised boxing and it’s an honor to be working with such a prestigious television partner to make it happen.”

Specific match-ups, more dates and venues will be announced at a later date.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Jr: I believe in my skills, I believe in myself and I believe I am going to be victorious

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The time has come for eleven time and five division world champion Floyd ‘Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) to silence the critics and haters when he takes on eight division world champion Philippine icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (47-5-2, KOs) on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on HBO and Showtime Pay per view. We caught up with boxing’s best pound for pound fighter Wednesday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles prior to the kickoff press conference announcing this fight.

“It’s always good watching the best vs. the best that’s what’s intriguing about this about this matchup,” Mayweather told Fightnews.com “Everything is about timing it took a while but it happened.

“Meeting after the Miami Heat game in his hotel, I think that is what made this happen,” Mayweather said about making this fight. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: I’m Not Worried About This

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The stage has been set after years of demand for the megafight between eleven time and five division world champion and Pound for Pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) and eight division world champion and Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). On Saturday May 2 Pacquiao will attempt to become the first fighter to defeat Mayweather when the two square off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on HBO and Showtime Pay-per view.

“I am so happy and I am sure boxing fans are happy this fight is happening,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com. We caught up with the “Pacman” at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles at yesterday’s kickoff press conference as he talked about his showdown with Mayweather and what he has in store come fight night.

“This fight is very important for boxing history and I don’t want to leave a question mark in my legacy. Finally it’s happening. I’m happy,” Pacquiao said. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez-Fortuna for WBA super featherweight title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Two-time super featherweight world champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez (34-1, 18 KOs) could face former world champion Javier “Abejón” Fortuna (27-0, 20 KOs) on May 16 in Panama City for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. This week it was reported that Vásquez inked a promotinal deal with Goossen Promotions. Vasquez also could be training in Panama trainer Rigoberto Garibaldi for the fight against Fortuna.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Vidal has Telemundo record in sight Friday

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Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-3, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico will look to rebound from his last fight which was a loss to Daniel Lozano in the Telemundo 115 pound tourney final. Vidal will face Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (10-2 , 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” main event this Friday. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight title on the line. Site of the fight will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida.

Though Vidal was knocked out in his last fight. It was his thrilling 8th round KO of Mexico’s Juan “Loquito” Kantún that put him on the map. Their fight ranked as the program’s most-watched telecast in history with 641,000 total viewers that. Vidal feels that his fight with Rodriguez coul possibly outdo the numbers in his fight with Kantún. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddy Gutknecht inks with new manager

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel

Photo: Winfried Spiering, Eddy Gutknecht and Ronny Gabel


Manager Winfried Spiering, who former handled ex-IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester, has inked a management pact with light heavyweight Eduard Gutknecht (26-3-1, 9 KOs).

“I’ve known Eddy since his days as an amateur,” said Spiering. “I always liked his stand-up attitude. At 32, he’s not ready for the scrap heap. I’m pleased to work with him.” Gutknecht will train in Gifhorn, then wire in for fights in Berlin with trainer Hartmut Schröder. Spiering added that his Wiking Boxteam is picking up speed again with more news to come soon.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Egberime in action Friday against Cuevas

Photo: Team Egberime

Photo: Team Egberime


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian super lightweight champion Solomon Egberime (22-4-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Gerardo Cuevas (17-12, 15 KOs) over ten rounds at Fort McDowell, Arizona, on Friday. Egberime who was born in Nigeria but has been based in Sydney, Australia for several years and is coming off a ten round points loss to former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora in 2012. Egberime has been training in the USA for eight weeks and is in outstanding condition for this bout against the Mexican KO puncher Gerardo Cuevas, who is the son of Mexican boxing legend Pipino Cuevas. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

UFC

Patience is key for Sergio Pettis

Sergio Pettis faces Ryan Benoit at UFC 185 in Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Saturday, and for the second time he will be on a UFC card that his older brother Anthony is headlining . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez Locked and Loaded for Berto on Premier Boxing Champions

By David Robinett

On the same day that the eyes of the boxing world were fixed on a press conference in Los Angeles, California, for a fight marking the zenith of one era in boxing, 40 miles to the east of Los Angeles, in the commuter suburb of Ontario, California, another, more intimate press event was held to announce the second chapter of a potentially new era in boxing.

On Wednesday night at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Goossen Promotions presented some of the fighters scheduled to appear in the second installment of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series scheduled for March 13, 2015, at nearby Citizens Business Bank Arena. Fighters in attendance included Andre Berto, Shawn Porter, Roberto Garcia, and Josesito Lopez.

For Lopez, (33-6, 19 KOs), scheduled to face off against former welterweight titlist Berto, (29-3, 22 KOs), this fight represents somewhat of a full circle. Lopez’s biggest victory and the one that propelled him into the boxing limelight was his ninth round stoppage of Victor Ortiz in 2012. At the time, despite coming off of a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ortiz was still one of the brightest young stars in the sport. The unknown Lopez was tabbed as a late replacement for Ortiz’s original opponent, Berto, who was scheduled to face Ortiz in a rematch of their epic 2011 slugfest. However prior to the fight Berto tested positive for a banned substance and received a lengthy suspension. (more…)



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Actor Liam Neeson asks “buddy” Manny Pacquiao for two tickets for Mayweather fight.

UFC President Dana Whiteexcited” about Pacquiao-Mayweather

Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe get together in a British meet-and-greet.

NBC pleased with TV boxing ratings.



March 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius to finally return March 21

EST Promotions and the NGO Kindel Käsi in cooperation with GIGA and Enterprise Estonia will present a big boxing card on March 21 at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, featuring unbeaten former European heavyweight champion Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (19-0, 11 KOs) against an opponent to be named. Considered a possible threat to heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko back in 2011, this will be the 31-year-old Helinius’ first fight in two years after a run of less than impressive performances, an injury break and a bitter contract dispute with former promoter Sauerland Event.

Also on the card is WBO European middleweight champion Artur Akavov (12-1, 4 KOs) defending his belt against David Makaradze (21-8-1, 12 KOs).



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO Latino Weights from San Antonio

Photos: Soobum Im – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Francisco Vargas 129.5 vs. Will Tomlinson 130
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 174.5 vs. Fabiano Pena 173.5
Yamaguchi Falcao 161.7 vs. Raymond Terry 159.5
Armando Cardenas 143 vs. Marco Antonio Solis 139.5
Travell Mazion 153.5 vs. Joshua Snyder 153
Zachary Ochoa 140.5 vs. Engelberto Valenzuela 142
D’Mitrius Ballard 171.5 vs. Jason Zabokrtsky 169.7

Venue: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO Latino

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March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Press Conference Quick Quotes

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather attended a Red Carpet press conference Wednesday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to officially kick-off their upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight.

Floyd Mayweather: “We tried to make this fight happen in the past. We kept bumping heads. We finally resolved everything…this fight happened because of me…May 2 is when the world stops to tune into Mayweather-Pacquiao, the biggest fight in boxing history.”

Manny Pacquiao: “We will do our best on May 2 to make you happy…I knew this fight would happen in 2015…he has a good defense, but I’m not worried about that. I can easily break that defense.”

Bob Arum: “You missed me, right Floyd?”

Freddie Roach: “We’re going to kick his ass. I’m sorry, but good luck Floyd”

At the end of the press conference, the group shot included Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum. Leonard Ellerbe, Ken Hershman, Stephen Espinosa, Freddie Roach, and Justin Bieber.

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Tickets will be $1500 to $7500. On sale soon. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



March 11th, 2015

UFC

Germaine De Randamie: Writing Her Own History

How bad was the wait for Germaine de Randamie to get back into a fistfight? “Pretty bad,” she chuckles, the type of laugh that can only be uttered when the wait is almost over. “I always try to think things happen for a reason and we will see this week if it all worked out for the better. It’s been a long, long wait, but it’s been good. I’m just happy to get back in there and make the most of it.” . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev vs. Pascal Face-Off Altercation

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and former WBC champion and Jean Pascal got into a scuffle during the final press conference before their HBO-televised clash on Saturday at the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion
I studied French in school for six years but I remember nothing because I wasn’t interested in this language; my time was spent learning English. It will be big action for Saturday night. I love to be here and I am glad to be here in Canada. I am expecting a lot of fans because I was here in November 2013. Saturday night will be two best boxers of light heavyweight division facing each other. Jean Pascal is tough boxer and Saturday I will see how tough. I am not going say any prediction. This is boxing, anything can happen with a fight. For me this fight is very interesting because it is next step in my career, the next test in my career. For myself I want to prove who I am on this level, in front in this huge arena, in my first time fighting in huge arena like this. I am very happy and waiting for Saturday. Thank you so much. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Goossen Promotions inks Bryan Vasquez

Goossen Promotions announced this morning the signing of top junior lightweight contender Bryan Vasquez of San Jose, Costa Rica. The 27-year-old Vasquez, sporting a record of 34-1-0 with 18 KO, is the former World Boxing Association ‘Interim’ Junior Lightweight Champion, a crown he earned with a fifth round stoppage of Rene Gonzalez on October 26, 2013. Details of Vasquez’s return to the ring will be announced shortly. “I’m very happy to sign with Goossen Promotions,” said Vasquez. “They have a long history of working with some of the best fighters in boxing and I’m confident they can take my career to the next level.”

Said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions, “Bryan has all the tools and intangibles of a world champion. He’s a very highly skilled, tough disciplined fighter and we look forward to working with him on bigger opportunities in the future.”



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen: I will make Tahdooahnippah do the chicken dance

Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) can claim the WBA International Super Middleweight title when he takes on George Tahdooahnippah (34-1-2, 24 KOs) at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. At today’s final press conference, the Danish boxer appeared in a confident mood, promising a knockout victory on Saturday night.

“I heard Tahdooahnippah wants to do a victory dance after he wins, but that’s not going to happen,” said the 23 year-old southpaw. “I will make him do the chicken dance after I beat him. I don’t see this fight going the distance. I’m going to knock him out! This is my first fight at super middleweight and I feel great. Fans are going to see a new and improved Patrick in the ring. I feel stronger and fresher. I’m ready to make a statement!”

Nielsen faces a top-ten world ranked fighter in his first bout at the 168lbs limit. Tahdooahnippah has lost only won fight and boasts an impressive knockout record. Coach Joey Gamache has warned his fighter to be wary of the Comanche’s power. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Krasniqi extends contract with SES Boxing

Ten days before his big world title shot on March 21 against the WBA champion Juergen Braehmer in Rostock, light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi has signed a multi-year extension with SES Boxing. The current WBO-International and WBA Continental beltholder, the 27-year-old Krasniqi has a record of 43-3, 16 KOs.



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Glazkov-Cunningham Preview

Before fans watching live on HBO and at the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada are treated to Saturday’s light heavyweight showdown between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Jean Pascal, they will see the heavyweight battle between Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov and Steve “USS” Cunningham for the mandatory position in the IBF. Glazkov is an Olympic Bronze Medalist who is undefeated in his professional career. Cunningham is a former two-time cruiserweight world champion looking to get a title shot in the heavyweight division. (more…)



March 11th, 2015

UFC

Munoz Heads to Manila to Face Barnatt

“The Filipino Wrecking Machine” will be heading to Manila on Saturday, May 16, as Mark Munoz takes on Luke Barnatt in a middleweight bout to be featured on the UFC Fight Night card headlined by the featherweight superfight between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Tambwe Djeko rejects Ryad Merhy

Tambwe Djeko, after his impressive win against Ismail Abdoul, was looking to fight for the vacant WBC EPBC title on April 4 in Zwevezele on the same card as Hedi Slimani versus Samir Ziani for the vacant WBC Francophone lightweight title.
As unbeaten prospect Ryad Merhy was left without an opponent, when Yves Ngabu had to pull out of his Belgian titlefight against Merhy due to a fractured hand, promoter Filiep Tampere offered the fight to Merhy. After some reflection team Merhy accepted the challenge of Tambwe Djeko.
But now it is team Tambwe Djeko who told promoter Tampere that they are not interested to fight Ryad Merhy at this moment.
Ryad Merhy, 13-0-0/11, will fight Bjoern Blaschke next Saturday at the Spiroudome of Charleroi and will be looking for win number 14.
Promoter Filiep Tampere will still give it a try to promote the vacant WBC EPBC fight in Zwevezele on April 4 and find a suitable opponent for Merhy. The Belgian cruiserweight star has a busy schedule with fights lined up on March 14 in Charleroi, April 4 in Zwevezele, May 31 in Aalst and June 13 again in Charleroi.



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao LA workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao works out at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc.

The pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather & Pacquiao will hold a Red Carpet press conference Wednesday, March 11 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

First glimpse into Manny Pacquiao’s L.A. training camp.

Pacquiao suffers cramps in camp

UFC star Mark Munoz talks Pacquiao-Mayweather

More on the NBC boxing debut

 



March 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner: Me and Amir Khan can fight at the end of this month

Jr welterweight Adrien Broner posted a pic on his Instagram account featuring an image of himself along with Amir Khan with the words ANYBODY CAN GET IT. MEXI CAN, AFRI CAN, PAKI STAN.

Broner’s accompanying message read: No disrespect to Virgil hunter he is a great coach and I got endless love for him but me and Amir khan can fight at the end of this month I haven’t taken any punishment I’m back in the gym and ready to make a fool out of anybody #AboutBillions #ABonNBC

Khan’s response?



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Dulorme: Bo-Mac disrespectful to Latinos

The camp of jr welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme released a statement today addressing comments made by Terence Crawford’s co-manager and trainer Brian “Bo-Mac” McIntyre during last week’s kick-off press conference for their fight on April 18 at the University of Texas, Arlington. After Dulorme mentioned repeatedly that he represented boxing fans in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and all Latinos, McIntyre commented, “The Mexicans, the Puerto Ricans, the Colombians, the Dominicans, they can’t help you fight, bro. I am not trying to be disrespectful, but this is between you and Terence.”

“I consider the comments of this gentleman Brian McIntyre very disrespectful toward the Latinos and to myself,” said Dulorme from an undisclosed location in Puerto Rico. “I dedicate this fight to all the Latinos, because I’m Latino, and I’m proud of it. In the ring, it’s only Crawford, the referee and I, but the support of the Latinos will be there as well and cannot be ignored. Day in and day out I represent Latinos around the world. In the great nation of the United States, you must take advantage of every opportunity. On April 18, I will work hard to become a world champion in Texas, and bring glory to my people.”



March 10th, 2015

UFC

Dos Anjos Moving Onward and Upward

When the time came for Rafael dos Anjos to make a career-defining decision – one that would alter his course in the UFC but also require great consideration of its impact on his family – he couldn’t do it alone . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Warriors wins DeGale-Dirrell IBF purse bid

The purse bid for the IBF super middleweight championship contest between James DeGale and Andre Dirrell took place today, March 10, 2015, at the IBF office in Springfield, NJ. The bidders were Warriors Boxing Promotions and Mathchroom Sport. The winning bid came from Warriors Boxing Promotions at $3,100,000. Matchroom Sport bid $2,105,000. The purse will be split 50/50. Warriors Boxing Promotion has until March 25, 2015 to submit executed contracts for this bout to the IBF and has 90 days to stage the contest.



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs accepts Tarver’s challenge

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Former multi-time world champion Antonio Tarver has been taunting former heavyweight champion of the world and WBA #6 heavyweight Shannon Briggs (57-6-1, 50 KOs) for weeks through the social media calling him out. Briggs says he is ready to call Tarver’s bluff and responded with the following:

“I can’t believe this fat, out of shape blown up cruiserweight has the nerve to call me out. What have you done at heavyweight to even warrant a fight with me, let alone fight for the heavyweight title? Your victory over Wlad Klitschko’s trainer Jonathan Banks? Are you serious? His trainer? Who is next? His personal chef in a final world title eliminator? You can only dream of accomplishing what I have at heavyweight as a former two-time heavyweight world champion. I know I am probably just wasting my time responding to you. I know that you’re just trying to latch on to my coattails from all the PR I have done over the last year by myself. There has been zero interest in your comeback. I get it. You’re desperate. I accept your challenge. Now go back to your Daddy Warbucks (adviser Al Haymon) to see if he can deliver what your big mouth has gotten you into. This is not going to be a long drawn out process. You got 24 hours. TICK TICK. LETS GO CHAMP!”



March 10th, 2015


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