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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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Wilder plans next move

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco,

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

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World champ Lee Selby drops in on Parliament

Sharif Bogere unbothered about fighting stablemate

Is Amir Khan wrong to turn down Kell Brook fight?



June 5th, 2015


Boxing News

Undefeated Velez dominates Ramirez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated former featherweight world title challenger Jayson Velez (23-0-1, 16 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico scored a ten round unanimous decision over Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (11-2, 5 KOs), on Thursday night in the main event at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Velez came out strong in round two, knocking down Ramirez and continued to dominate the rest of the fight. Scores were 98-91, 98-91 and 99-90.

Local super featherweight Carlos “The Solution” Morales (8-2-3, 3 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision against Emmanuel Gonzalez (15-1, 7 KOs). The busier and more aggressive Morales took over the fight agaist Gonzalez. The scores were 80-72, 78-74 and 77-75.

In the opening TV bout, undefeated local lightweight favorite Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (10-0, 9 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision against Darryl Hayes (3-5, 1 KO). Darryl Hayes lost a point in round two for holding and a point in round six for holding Gonzalez’ head down. Scores were 60-52, 60-52 and 59-53.

Click here for full report



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl: Big Baby batters McCreary

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Down the block from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dmitry Salita’s “Star of David” promotions held a local fight card at the Schwartz Athletic Center on the campus of Long Island University on Thursday night. The seven-bout card was the second of three to be held within a half-mile radius in Brooklyn following the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri fight last Friday at Barclays and the Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale bout upcoming this Saturday at the same venue.

In the main event of the card promoted by Salita, a former junior welterweight title-challenger to Khan, unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell Miller (13-0-1, 11 KO’s) blew out Damon McCreary in two rounds. McCreary started the fight aggressively and even outworked Miller for the first two minutes but Miller soon found the sweet spot and dropped McCreary twice with the same punch: a left hook to the body. McCreary escaped the round but only by the skin of his teeth. A digging body shot in the second put him down again prompting referee Steve Willis to call the fight off at one minute and eight seconds of the round. (more…)



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley, Magdaleno workout pics

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. works out 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 pm ET/PT.

Also, Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas works out with trainer Joel Diaz for his upcoming 12-round lightweight feature fight against Jose Gonzalez of Puerto Rico on the undercard, headlined by the Giberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs. Dereck “The Black Lion” Edwards on Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. Both fights will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV® at 10:00 pm ET.

(more…)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero-Martinez press conference

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Fight week continued today for the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC event taking place Saturday, June 6 at StubHub Center as fighters held a final press conference for media and fans at historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Once again, Vic Darchinyan had the most interesting comments for his fight against WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar.

Vic Darchinyan: “I will demolish this kid on Saturday, I have much more experience. He has no idea what’s going to happen. I was a champion for many years and want to win another title. I will show everyone that I’m still capable on Saturday. We’re going to see great fights and great action on Saturday. I’m ready to go and I hope everyone enjoys the fights.”

Jesus Cuellar: “First Darchinyan, Then Leo Santa Cruz or Abner Mares, those are the fighters I’m targeting. He can talk as much as he wants but we’re going to fight and find out who is better on Saturday. I’m very prepared and ready to represent Argentina. I trained hard and I’m ready to get in the ring. I’ve put in the hard work and I’m going to step inside the ring and showcase my talent for all of Argentina.” (more…)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

Photos: Werner Kalin

Blake Caparello 166.6 vs Affif Belghecham 167.5
vacant WBO Oriental and PABA super middleweight titles

Kane Watts 198.9 vs Isileli Fa 198.5
Robert Trajkovski 197.2 vs Rob Manual 201.7
Ibrahim Balla 122.5 vs Alvin Bias 120.8
Tim Hunt 142.9 vs Matt Te Paa 144.6
Joel Camilleri 153 vs Alex Ah Tong 150.7
Mark Smith 172 vs Kim Olsen 173.9
Dominic Shchukin 133.3 vs Andrew Wallace 136.9
Omari Kimweri 112.5 vs Morakote Patanakang Gym 112.7

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion
Promoter: Brian Amatruda

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June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Guevara-Lopez clash for WBC title on July 4

By Gabriel F Cordero

WBC light flyweight world champion Pedro Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KOs) will make his mandatory defense against Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 16 KOs) on July 4 at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Mazatlan, Sinaloa topping an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa. The fight was scheduled to go to a purse bid, but Promociones del Pueblo (representing Guevara) and representatives of Lopez reached an agreement during the free negotiation period. Guevara will be making the second defense of the belt he won from Akira Yaegashi in Japan on December 30.



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman-Collazo lands in USF Sun Dome

Undefeated superstar Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) returns to the ring in his home state to face former world champion Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) on Saturday, July 11 in the main event of the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN show live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa. The co-main event of the evening features undefeated top prospect Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) and quick fisted Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) in an event that will kick off live coverage of PBC on ESPN. Doors open in the arena at 6 p.m. ET with the first fight starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $200, $150, $75, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and go on sale Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. ET. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Sun Dome box office.



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

Pedro Rodriguez 200 vs Andy Perez 196
(WBA cruserweight Fedelatin title)

Trevis Castellon 140 vs. Dinoel Reynoso 141
William Encarnacion 129 vs. Reyci Rosa 130
Alberto Cuello 146 vs. Isidro Acosta 146
Erick Raymond Earvin 211 vs. Jonali Reyes 200

Venue: Club Calero, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Promotor: Domini Boxing (Jose Rafael Lantigua)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero: Those long layoffs really kill me

Photo Credit: TGB Promotions

Photo Credit: TGB Promotions


Former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) is making a quick return to the PBC on NBC, just three months after a brutal loss to WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman. “The Ghost” takes on Aaron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) Saturday afternoon at the famed StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Guerrero attributes his loss to Thurman to inactivity between fights. “It goes back to being active in the ring,” he said. “Everybody says, well, I feel great, there’s no ring rust, and this and that, but you truly don’t know until you get into that ring. Then, those long layoffs really kill me. You develop bad habits. You lay back a little bit too much, and you end up getting started a little bit late like I did in the Thurman fight. But when I did get started, there was no stopping me. (more…)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Geale: I’m feeling as good as I ever have

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Miguel Cotto Promotions

Daniel Geale is back on US soil to headline another exciting night of boxing on Saturday when he takes on Miguel Cotto for the lineal middleweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Speaking on how he feels about having this chance, Geale was full of energy and couldn’t wait for the sound of the first bell: “I want to thank HBO and Miguel Cotto for this opportunity. It’s a huge opportunity and I’m very very excited.”

“Gary Shaw has done an awesome job. It was a little bit rough to start with but we’re so excited that this fight is taking place. We’ve got a great training camp for this fight and I’m feeling as good as I ever have.” (more…)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Casimero pumped up vs Ruenroeng

By Nick Giongco

Johnreil Casimero is raring not only to lay his hands on defending champion Amnat Ruenroeng but also knock the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown off the Thai’s head on June 27 at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok.

“Johnreil is in the final stage of his rigid training in the US,” said Sammy Gello-ani, who promotes the Filipino challenger.

Casimero spent the bulk of training camp in Las Vegas but will transfer to Los Angeles where he will be working out until he departs for the Thai capital on June 20. (more…)



June 4th, 2015

UFC

Joe Proctor: It’s All About Experience

So much of a fighter’s life exists beyond the time spent inside the Octagon. While the rinse, wash and repeated rigors of training camp is an all-consuming process, there are added benefits beyond victory fought for and achieved when things go live on fight night. For Massachusetts native Joe Proctor, the most prevalent perks of his career path are the experiences that come with a life spent traveling to new places to test his will in the same way he always has . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Selby to get hero’s welcome in Wales

Newly crowned IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby will be treated to a hero’s welcome on Saturday in his hometown of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Selby will celebrate his tremendous performance in London last weekend in winning the world title with a dominating performance against IBF boxer of the year Evgeny Gradovich. Selby became his country’s 12th world champion. (more…)



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Showtime announces streaming service

For the first time ever, Showtime will be offered over the internet as a stand-alone streaming service launching in early July, with Apple as its first partner. The stand-alone service will be called Showtime, a brand already embraced by consumer. Boxing fans will be able to see all the Showtime boxing events and other programming on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV devices for $10.99/mo. Additional platforms and providers will be announced soon. HBO recently launched a similar service called HBO Now.



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nigel Benn raves about his 18-year-old son

Daniel Geale’s promoter takes swipe at Cotto camp after weigh-in demand

Floyd Mayweather’s auto collection

Vigil held for ex-champ, former Eamonn Magee



June 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn, NY

Jarrell Miller 272 vs Damon McCreary 249.8
Akil Aguste 160 vs Quincy Brown 155.4
Julian Sosa 145.6 vs Danny Rosenberger 145.2
Steve Geffrard 185.6 vs Eric George 186.4
Michael Stoute 121.6 vs Antwan Robertson 123.8
Dwayne Zeigler 133 vs Jeremy Graves 132.8
Edward Williams 147.8 vs Jason Thompson 151

Promoter: Star Of David Promotions (Dmitry Salita)
Venue: LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theater



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Beterbiev

Alexander “The Great” Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs) will replace Doudou Ngumbu as the opponent for Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) on the Friday, June 12 edition of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike event taking place at UIC Pavilion in Chicago with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

This fight precedes the evening’s headlining bout that features Cuban boxing sensation Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) taking on the veteran Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs). Doors at UIC Pavilion open at 5 p.m. CT with the first fight set for 5:30 p.m. CT.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Big Baby promises first round KO

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Do not make the mistake of being fooled by his nickname, “Big Baby.” Heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller possesses adult-sized power, and he’s the one making opponents cry when he steps in with them, and starts unloading power shots. The 6-4, 260 pound Brooklyn-based boxer gloves up Thursday in Brooklyn on a show promoted by Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions. Miller, age 26, faces off with Michigan’s Damon “Bulldog” McCreary, who sports a 15-4 record.

Miller offered his prediction of what will go down on Thursday night at the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theater. Or, rather, who…

“I will win by first round knockout,” Miller stated. “The jab will be the key. McCreary is a jittery fighter. The jab will calm him down and then I will bring the power.” (more…)



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Photos: Miguel Cotto workout

Photos: Hector Santos / Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports

Preparing for his 2015 debut, Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) looks sharp training for his upcoming fight against former champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs). Cotto, 34, is coming off a knockout victory over middleweight titleholder Sergio Martinez, which ended his opponent’s nearly five-year reign as middleweight champ. The June 6 bout, Cotto’s first at Barclays Center, marks his 21st appearance on HBO.

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June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux-N’Dam clash picked up by FS2

Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in association with King Sports Worldwide and Evenko are excited to announce the U.S. broadcast of the highly anticipated vacant IBF Middleweight World Championship match-up between the Quebec power puncher David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) and number one contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes on June 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

The FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes triple-header will also feature the return of the undefeated Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (21-0, 18 KOs) in the eight-round televised opener. In the co-main event, Dierry “All In” Jean (28-1, 20 KOs) of Quebec, Canada will face Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes (19-6, 5 KOs) of Corpus Christi, Texas in a 10-round fight for the NABF Lightweight title.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder: I’m looking to be the biggest thing in boxing – period

Photo: Bill Hoffman

Photo: Bill Hoffman


By Karl Freitag

When asked whether he can be bigger for boxing than Floyd Mayweather, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder stated today “Most definitely, and I say that with high confidence because the heavyweight division is the cream of the crop in the first place. The things that I bring, the charisma, the excitement, the personality that I have, everything about me is all me. It’s totally me. Some guys when they have cameras in their face they presume to be a certain type of person or the persona about them changes, but when the camera is off they’re a totally different person. I don’t have split personalities. I’m not a fake person. Everything about me is real. Everything you see on All-Access is me. Nothing is scripted, nothing is planned up, nothing is nothing. I can’t sit back and let somebody script something out about my life because it’ll be fake and I won’t be to go through with it because it wouldn’t be me. So I think I bring a lot of excitement to the division. I’ve woken up a lot of people…I’m looking to be the biggest thing in boxing – period!”

As far as being heir apparent to IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Wilder stated “Last time I checked, I have the most prestigious belt, most well known, most precious, most beautiful belt in all of boxing, something that’s been around for a very long time and that’s the WBC crown, something that everybody wants. So I’m not worried about anything else.” He stated that Wlad will get his chance.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen set to defend IBO light heavyweight belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Thomas Oosthuizen could face a tough encounter when he defends his IBO light heavyweight belt against Robert Berridge of New Zealand at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night in a battle of southpaws. The 30-year-old Berridge comes into the fight as a late replacement for Roberto Bolonti who withdrew from the bout under controversial circumstances, and will be viewed as a significant outsider.

Berridge who is only ranked at number thirty by the IBO in their May rankings does not possess a fearsome reputation at world level, but could hold an advantage as an unknown surprise package and a knockout ratio of 81%. Oosthuizen’s defence is not always watertight.

The New Zealander has fought mainly in his home country, after making his debut in April 2007. He has compiled a record of 26-2-1, 21 KOs mostly against low key opposition. (more…)



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

How to make weight – The truth on Boxing City Radio

Special guest and nutritionist, Francisco Guzman, joins Boxing City Radio to discuss how fighters make weight and where they go wrong along with the common misconceptions by fans.

Also on the show is coverage of the Cotto vs. Geale fight, Khan vs. Algieri, Brook vs. Gavin and DeGale vs. Dirrell.

Listen now: iTunes | Web



June 3rd, 2015

UFC

UFC Launches Athlete Marketing and Development Program

UFC® announced today the unveiling of its new, ground-breaking Athlete Marketing and Development program, introduced to provide athletes with programs and tools to help them maximize their careers and succeed long-term, both inside and outside the Octagon®. In coordination with key organizations such as the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Fusionetics, and EXOS, UFC continues to be at the forefront of athlete development, making a significant investment into the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) and, most importantly, the athletes who step into the Octagon. (more…)



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev and Pianeta preparing for July 11 clash

Regardless of what goes on in a New York courtroom, WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) is planning to defend his title against Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) in 37 days on July 11 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany.

Chagaev is currently preparing for the fight at the Mundo Boxing Gym in Miami, Florida, under the direction of trainer Pedro Diaz, the Cuban “boxing professor.”

Pianeta is preparing in Munich, Germany with trainer Dirk Dzemski.

The rest of the card is an all heavyweight affair featuring German champion Michael Wallisch (14-0, 9 KOs), International German champion Steffen Kretschmann (19-2, 17 KOs), Tom Schwarz (12-0, 8 KOs), Edmund Gerber (24-2, 15 KOs) and Apti Davtaev (8-0-1, 8 KOs) against separate opponents.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Masternak: I’ll show Muller what it means to box at cruiserweight

Photo: Team Sauerland

Mateusz Masternak (35-2, 25 KOs) is oozing with confidence ahead of his ten round cruiserweight clash with Johnny Muller (18-4-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa.

Accompanied by his training team of Georg Bramowski and Ralf Lewandowski, Masternak arrived in the South African province on Monday, giving the Polish-puncher optimum time to adjust to the change in climate and altitude.

‘’I like it here in South Africa,’’ revealed the 28 year-old. ‘’Everyone is very friendly, and my team and I feel very comfortable. The weather is similar to Germany, there’s no time difference and I’ve had enough time to adapt to the slightly different climate and high altitude. I feel great and will definitely be in top form on Saturday night.’’ (more…)



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

By Karl Freitag

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya is ramping up a new line of “crazy” Golden Boy merchandise, which will compete with Floyd Mayweather’s TMT line.

The WBC is OK with the catch weight agreement between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated that the middleweight division has 160 lbs as a limit for an official fight, any weight less than 160 is official. “Those are commercial contracts between the two fighters which we have no control over.”

The camps of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury are unlikely to reach an agreement and a purse bid is a likelihood.

Wlad says he’s open to a rematch with Alexander Povetkin, but this time the fight has to be in Kiev.

About Deontay Wilder’s allegations of steroid use by WBC mandatory challenger Povetkin, Povetkin’s trainer Ivan Kirpa fired back saying, “We didn’t expect such words from Wilder. Such statements speak only about his weakness, but in general we don’t care what he thinks.”

Team Sauerland has lodged an official application with the Swedish Boxing Federation for Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) to box twelve rounds in a defense of his IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Oleksander Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) on September 19 at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden. Pro boxing was banned in Sweden from 1969 to 2007, and since its reinstatement, the country only allows six rounds or less.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Iwasa promises a ‘beautiful style of boxing’

Japanese star Ryosuke Iwasa heads to Bristol this week ahead of his June 13 battle with Lee Haskins for the IBF interim world bantamweight championship and is determined to return to the Land of the Rising Sun with the belt around his waist. “There is no doubt this is the biggest fight of my career,” said Iwasa, 19-1 (12 KOs). “I have watched a few of Haskins’ videos – the fight with Stephane Jamoye and a few others – and my first impression was that his style reminded me of ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed. He’s a very difficult fighter to figure out. His awkward and tricky style is something that has made him who he is.

“(Shinsuke) Yamanaka is the best opponent I have faced so far in my career, but I’m expecting Haskins to be better, stronger and tougher than him. I have improved so much since then, though. The Yamanaka fight was four years ago for a domestic title. Now I’m fighting at the world-class level.

“Haskins gets careless at times, but I expect him to be fully focused on June 13. My speed and sense of distance will be the difference, though.” (more…)



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto talks about training with Freddie

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports

Photo: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports


WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto talks about his special relationship with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

“Freddie brings the confidence back to Miguel. He comes every day no matter what he feels and gives his best to me. When you have this kind of person in front of you giving you his best and making sure that you are going to do your best, the only way you can pay him back is bringing your best too. We only talk about boxing when we are in the gym. He’s my trainer there, but as soon as we finish our training session, he’s my friend.”



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Treacy: Geale will defeat Cotto

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale is poised to upset Miguel Cotto and become the new WBC champion on June 6 at the Barclay Centre, Brooklyn according to the Australian’s manager Bill Treacy.

“Daniel Geale has shown he is at his best with sensational sparring sessions with world rated welterweight Francisco Santana, world rated light middleweight Dennis Hogan and world ranked middleweight Tureano Johnson,” said Treacy, who is in New Jersey with Geale. “Santana, Hogan and Johnson agreed that Geale has the skills to defeat Cotto next Saturday. Geale has his weight right and there will be no problem for him to make the 157 pound limit. Geale’s trainer Graham Shaw has never seen his charge in better physical or mental shape with no injuries at all.. The sparring sessions have finished and he will be now tapering down and come it at his absolute best at the Barclay Centre to score an upset victory. We are very confident that Daniel Geale will be bringing the WBC belt back to Australia the same way he did when he defeated Sebastian Sylvester for the IBF belt and Felix Sturm for the WBA belt. Freddie Roach is a great trainer, but he has made a mistake in selecting Daniel Geale for Miguel Cotto.”



June 3rd, 2015

UFC

Brian Ortega: Big Game Hunter

This next generation of mixed martial artists is savage, and ready to lead its charge is Brian Ortega.

At 24, Ortega is an undefeated pro making his second Octagon appearance, he’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from the legendary Gracie Academy and he’s been helping the famed Rener Gracie teach self defense to law enforcement for the past seven years. If that wasn’t enough, “T-City” believes his UFC Fight Night opponent Thiago Tavares is part of the “old school” that needs to step aside for the young guns . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

More weekend results

Heavyweights Trey Lippe-Morrison and Kenzie Witt, both sons of the late great heavyweight Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, remained unbeaten on Saturday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Lippe-Morrison (8-0, 8 KOs), with trainer Jesse Reid in his corner for the first time, scored a second round stoppage of Thomas Jones (3-3, 1 KO). Witt (5-0, 4 KOs) went the distance for the first time with a four round unanimous decision over Lucas Overcast (1-2). Witt is the half brother of Lippe-Morrison.

Super bantamweight Danny Roman (14-2, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided, eight round unanimous decision over Christopher Martin (28-6-3, 9 KOs) Saturday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Scores were 80-71 across the board.



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Froch ready to shelf retirement plans for British showdown with James DeGale

Will it be Amir Khan or Juan Manual Marquez for Floyd Mayweather?

Celebrating Sergio Martinez

Yes, they’re still talking about it: Don’t blame Pacquiao for fighting with injured shoulder, says Ray Mancini



June 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Khan says Mayweather fight is close

British welterweight star Amir Khan says a fight with Floyd Mayweather fight is very close. “Who else is out there for Floyd Mayweather to fight?” Khan stated in a BBC interview. “Floyd wants the fight to happen, I want the fight to happen, so I hope we get it done now.”

As for IBF champion Kell Brook? “I’ve got no interest in Kell Brook just yet. If I’m calling out the likes of Floyd Mayweather, then how would I be scared of Kell Brook?”

Regarding his harder than expected win over Chris Algieri. Khan stated he overtrained and entered the ring “very flat.” He also stated there are a few things he’s going to change, such was not having such a long training camp. He emphasized that Virgil Hunter was still his trainer.



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