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Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Weights from Minnesota

Weights from Minnesota

Photos: S.C. Photography Comebacking former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KOs) returns tonight against Mexican heavyweight Francisco Mireles (17-8, 5 KOs). The ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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Weights from Minnesota

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Boxing News

Full report from Verona, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

Another frigid night in Upstate, New York couldn’t keep fight fans away for the second straight night of boxing. Shobox aired three action packed fights promoted by Mayweather Promotions at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Super middleweight J’Leon Love finally stopped a a very game a determined Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse in the waning moments of the tenth and final round in the headliner. Unsung super middleweight Derek Edwards shocked previously undefeated Badou Jack in a two knockdown, one round, one minute, one second destruction. Chris Pearson took a very tough eight round decision in coming of the canvas, over rugged Lanardo Tyner in a middleweight scrap. (more…)



March 1st, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scale

Tonight at the North Atlanta Trade Center, Atlanta Fight Night Promotion will present a card featuring would be hopefuls and road warriors. The main event will feature heavyweights Jamal Woods (3-11 4KO) vs. Brian Rollins (1-2 1KO). The co-main event will feature a featherweight rematch between Melissa “Hurricane Shark” Hernandez (18-5-3 6KO) vs. Nicole “Notorious” Woods (11-12-3 3KO). Hernandez beat Woods via a 10 round unanimous decision in 2012.

Brian Rollins 236 vs. Jamal Woods 236
Mellissa Hernandez 138 vs. Nicole Woods 139

Cameron Springer 129 vs. Robert Sinclair Tabaron High 124
Steve Andrade 150 vs. Antonio Moody 147
Mauricio Ramos 138 vs. Greg Faust 140
Patrick Riley 123 vs. Ernest Butts III 131
Felix Fernandez 141 vs. Malik Cooper 147
Jose Martinez 135 vs. Anthony Ganway 142
Timothy Hall 171 vs. Rashad Jones 178

Venue: North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Ct, Norcross
GA 30093

Doors Open at 6. Fights at 7:30



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Edmonton

By Dave Spencer

Jelena Mrdjenovich 131 vs. Zarika Fatuma 126.8
Adam Trupish 163 vs. Phil Rose 165.4
Cam O’Connell 138.8 vs. Resse Chapman 134.4
Josh Wagner 153.6 vs. Luke Moore 142.4
Sheena Kaine 134.6 vs. Angel Anderson 136
Lukasz Wierzbicki 150.4 vs. Antonio Dos Santos 155.6
Cody Ries 159.8 vs. Matthew Jelly 158.4
Jama Mohamad 130 vs. Eric Huang 129

Venue: Shaw Conference Centre
Promoter: KO Boxing Promtions



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Diane Prazak 127.7 vs. Shannan O’Connel 129
(WBC female super featherweight)

Jake Carr 171.2 vs. Lyndon Edney 183.4
Mathew Lytwynenko 147.7 vs. Darren Askew 149.5
Ibrahim Balla 121.6 vs. Thongtaeng Muangsima 118.6
Joel Camilleri 152.4 vs. Michael Dan 153
Daniel Smith 160.7 vs. Nigel Velouté 161.9

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Barry Michael

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March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Helebe retains SA bantamweight title by split decision

By Ron Jackson

Toto Helebe retained his South African bantamweight title with a hard-fought 12 round split points decision over mandatory challenger Cebo Ngema at the Cape Tsogo Sun on Friday night. The Cape Town-based Toto, making his second title defence, won with scores 116-112 and 117-113 from two judges and the third judge scored it 117-114 in favour of Ngema. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino Tournament Results

By Sam Geraci at ringside

ESPN2′s “Boxcino 2014″ tournament resumed on Friday night at Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, with the quarterfinals of middleweight portion of the competition.

Willie Monroe Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs) outpointed Donatas Bondas (18-5-1, 6 KOs) over six rounds. Bondas pressed the action, but Monroe got the nod by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.

Unbeaten Vitalii Kopylenko (22-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Cerresso Fort (17-3-1, 11 KOs). Kopylenko dropped Fort in round two and the bout was waved off moments later. Time was :43.

Raymond Gatica (14-2, 8 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Sena Agbeko (15-1,15 KOs) in round four. Gattica staggered Agbeko in round three, but seemed to punch himself out. A rejuvenated Gattica came out with a barrage of punches in round four to get the stoppage. Time was 1:06.

Brandon Adams (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Daniel Edouard (23-5-2, 14 KOs) when Edouard chose not to continue at the beginning of round five. Adams dropped Edouard with a left hook in round four.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Love defeats Biosse, Edwards shocks Jack, Pearson survives Tyner

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

In a bloody fight, undefeated super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Vladine Blosse (15-3-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Love punished and outclassed the very game Biosse throughout the fight. Referee Benjy Estevez finally waved it off in the tenth at :45.

In a shocker, super middleweight Derreck Edwards (26-3-1, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously unbeaten Badou Jack (16-1, 9 KOs). Jack was down twice. The bout lasted 61 seconds.

Undefeated middleweight Chris Pearson (14-0, 10 KOs) survived a sixth round knockdown to take a close eight round split decision over Lanardo Tyner (31-9-2, 20 KOs). Scores were 76-75 for Tyner, and 78-73 twice for Pearson.

Off-TV Results…



February 28th, 2014

UFC

Machida to fight Weidman in main event at UFC 173

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Rios looks to extend unbeaten streak against Cancio

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes brings the Golden Boy Live! series to the UIC Pavilion on Monday, April 14 for the 10-round junior lightweight bout between unbeaten Ronny Rios (22-0, 10 KOs) and fellow prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio (15-2-2, 11 KOs).

Local standouts featured on the undercard include Harvey’s Jose Arambula (6-0, 3 KOs), who will be facing off in a six-round lightweight bout against Milwaukee’s David Diaz (4-0-1, 2 KOs), 19-year-old lightweight phenom Jose Felix Quezada (1-0, 1 KO) of Alsip, who stole the show earlier this month with a magnificent professional debut at the Pavilion, six-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion Kristen Gearhart (3-0, 1 KO) of Oak Park, lightweight Jose Romero (1-1) and super middleweight Israel Echevarria (2-2, 2KOs) of Chicago. Opponents for Quezada, Gearhart, Romero and Echevarria, all of whom are competing in four-round bouts, will be announced shortly.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Mexican stand-off between Stiverne-Arreola

By Dave Spencer

After walking into the lion’s den and coming away victorious, handlers of the WBC #1 ranked Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) are balking about a venturing to Mexico for a proposed rematch with Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) for the now vacant crown. “I don’t want to go to California, why would I want to go to Mexico?” Stiverne’s manager Camille Estephan told FightNews.

The proposed June bout between the number one and number two contenders who met last April with Stiverne winning a convincing 12 round decision now has Villahermosa, Mexico as a possible location.

“We’re going to have evaluate things,” said Estephan, “It’s not like us to back away from challenges, ever; we never have in the past. Will we now? We will have to take a smart decision, a business decision, there’s other fights out there for us, but we really want that belt.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Thompson Boxing inks heavyweight Justin Davenport

Heavyweight prospect Justin Davenport (1-0-1, 1 KO) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Thompson Boxing Promotions. The six-foot-six, 255-pound Davenport fought on the undercard of a recent Thompson Boxing event. He thrilled the crowd when he delivered a stunning first-round, one-punch knockout of Justin Goslee. Shortly thereafter, both sides began discussions on a promotional deal. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Yannick defeats Van Nimwegen

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBO super middleweight challenger Serge Yannick (16-4, 7 KOs) outscored Michael Van Nimwegen (7-3, 4 KOs) in the main event bout at the Melbourne Pavillion at Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores 59-55, 59-56, 59-56. Yannick challenged Thomas Oosthuizen unsuccessfully for the IBO 168 pound title in 2012 suffering a six round stoppage. Serge was born in the Cameroon in 1983 but has been based in Australia since 2006. Yannick is scheduled to box WBA #11 Ben McCulloch on April 24 in Melbourne.



February 28th, 2014

UFC

UFN Macao Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Kim Dong Hyun and John Hathaway and the Ultimate Fighter China welterweight final between Zhang Lipeng and Wang Sai, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the CotaiArena in Macao, China beginning at 5:45am ET / 2:45am PT.

FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
John Hathaway (171) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)

FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
TUF CHINA WELTERWEIGHT FINAL
Zhang Lipeng (170) VS Wang Sai (170)

Shawn Jordan (261) VS Matt Mitrione (260)
Ivan Menjivar (146) VS Hatsu Hioki (146)

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Nam Yui Chul (154) VS Kazuki Tokudome (155)
Vaughan Lee (136) VS Nam Phan (136)
Wang Anying (171) VS Albert Cheng (170)
Mark Eddiva (145) VS Jumabieke Tuerxun (145)

The fight between Zak Cummings and Alberto Mina was scrapped when Cummings did not make weight.

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Update: Morales back in Tijuana

Update: Still nothing official, but inside sources very close to the situation tell us that Erik left his high altitude Otomi training camp and is back in Tijuana with his family.

Mexican ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales was forced to pull out of his March 22 clash in Monterrey, Mexico, with Jorge Paez Jr. citing a hand injury. Paez will now face Amir Khan-conqueror Bredis Prescott.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Salido loses title on the scale, Lomachenko, Chavez Jr, Vera make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. avoided a $250,000 fine by making the 168lb contract weight for Saturday’s rematch with Bryan Vera. However, WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido failed to make the 126 lb. featherweight limit and lost his world title on the scale. Salido didn’t attempt to lose the extra weight and will pay a fine of $15,000. Only Lomachenko can win the title on Saturday night.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 167.5 vs. Brian Vera 167.5

Orlando Salido 128.25 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.25
(WBO featherweight title)

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

More weights and photos…



February 28th, 2014

AWE TV

Burns tells Crawford: Beware the Underdog

Ricky Burns says he will thrive as the 2:1 underdog in his WBO World Lightweight title defense against Terence Crawford at the sold-out SECC in Glasgow tomorrow night, live on AWE TV. Burns fights in his tenth World title bout against the unbeaten American, who travels to the UK with a 22-0 record with 16 wins inside the distance and the label of the USA’s next big boxing star.

Burns insists he has no interest in what the bookies have to say about the fight though, having reached this incredible feat of ten World title fights against the odds from his very first win against Roman Martinez in September 2010. “I don’t look at who is the favourite, that sort of thing doesn’t concern me,” said Burns. “I’ve been written off before, I’ve been the underdog in a few of my biggest fights and it brings out the best in me, and hopefully this is the same case. I’m under no illusions; this is a very tough fight. He’s an up and coming star in America, he’s 22-0 with 16 KOs, so we’re up against it, but fingers crossed it’s another one of these fights where I will rise to the occasion.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

ABC Response to NSAC elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

By Tim Lueckenhoff/President, Association of Boxing Commissions

In July 2011, the ABC’s medical committee, formed under my tenure, published a Handbook of Ringside Medicine. This handbook established guidelines for dealing with TRT and TUE’s. At this 2011 annual convention, this publication was distributed to the attending members. In addition, a very detailed presentation was provided by the ABC Medical Chair Dr. Sherry Wulkan on the issue of TRT TUE’s in both 2011 and 2012.

Since 2011, the ABC medical committee has suggested that its members follow its TUE protocols recommended by the ABC medical committee and modeled upon international Olympic standards. At this point, the ABC will continue to recommend its members follow these extremely tough therapeutic use exemption standards. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl Results

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Segundo Rivera

It was a night of knockouts on Thursday at the Millenium Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Four of the five bouts ended via stoppage, including a violent one in the co-feature and a wild ending in the main event. The card was promoted by welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita’s “Star of David” Incorporation.

The main fight of the evening was a cruiserweight clash between unbeaten Stivens Bujaj (11-0, 8 KOs) and Elvin Sanchez (6-3-1, 5 KOs). The bout got off to a blistering pace as the favored Bujaj, fighting for the New York State cruiserweight belt, got stunned by Sanchez. As Sanchez moved forward to capitalize on his success, he was dropped himself with a quick and hard left hook that had the Bujaj supportive crowd up on their feet cheering. Referee Steve Willis issued a count but now it was clear that Sanchez was the dizzy one. Bujaj chased his opponent around the ring and punched him along the ropes in a corner. A follow-up combination broke through Sanchez’s defense, prompting him to crumble along the ropes as Willis stepped in for the stoppage at the 2:22 mark. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz, Abraham make weight

Photos: P. Gercke/Team SES

Robert Stieglitz 168 vs. Arthur Abraham 168
(WBO super middleweight title)

Christina Hammer 158.9 vs. Jessica Balogun 156.5
(WBO/WBF female middleweight title)

Venue: GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: ESPN3

More weights and photos…



February 28th, 2014

AWE TV

Burns, Crawford make weight

Ricky Burns 134.25 vs. Terence Crawford 134.5
(WBO lightweight title)

Venue: Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: AWE



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino 2014 Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Brandon Adams 160.8 vs. Daniel Edouard 160
Sena Agbeko 157.2 vs. Raymond Gatica 158.4
Cerresso Fort 160.2 vs. Vitalii Kopylenko 160
Willie Monroe Jr. 160 vs. Donatas Bondas 160.2

Donovan Dennis 226 vs. Sam Commings 264
Simeon Hardy 157.6 vs. Chad Greenleaf 158.8
Dimur Ortuz 215 vs. John Moxey TBA
Fidel Navarette 127 vs. Sergio Montes De Oca 124
Mike Jimenez 175 vs. Jimmy Campbell 173
Russell Fiore 134.8 vs. Tim Carrizales 134.4

Venue: Horseshoe Casino
Promoters: Banner Promotions / Hitz Boxing / Round 3
1st Bell: 7pm central
ESPN 2 Start: 9pm eastern / 8 pm central



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucas Matthysse Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to Golden Boy Promotions there are two possible dates, April 19 and April 26, penciled in for the return of former WBC interim jr welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. The Argentinian star has recently made some changes in his training group, adding former world champion Juan Martín “Latigo” Coggi as assistant with Luis “Cuty” Barrera remaining as chief trainer. Matias Erbin is the new physical trainer, Lucas Leguizamón will continue as doctor, and Ruben Arano is logistics group manager.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Wilford Scypion passes at 55

Middleweight contender of the 1980s Wilford Scypion has sadly passed away at the age of 55 due to complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He has a professional record of 32-9 with 24 KOs and challenged Marvin Hagler for the middleweight world title in May 1983, losing by KO in round four. His biggest win was a twelve round unanimous decision over Frank “The Animal” Fletcher for the USBA belt in February 1983. His final fight was in March 1991.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Johannesburg, RSA

“African explosion at the Emperors Palace”

Hekkie Budler 47,5kg vs. Karluis Diaz 47,25kg
12 rds: WBA/IBO minimumweight

Ryno Liebenberg 79,2kg vs. Joey Vegas 79,1kg
12 rds: Vacant WBC Intl light heavyweight

Johnny Muller 78,75kg vs. Willbeforce Shihepo 78,2kg
12 rds: Vacant WBC Intl Silver light heavyweight

6r: Adam De Moor 63kg vs. Jeff Otembio 63,45kg
6r: Thabang Ramagole 48,4kg vs. Sibusiso Twani 48,55kg
4r: Ricardo Hiraman 57kg vs. Phumudzo Monyai 56,75kg

Venue: Marcellus Theater, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, RSA
Promoter: Rodney Berman Golden Gloves Promotion



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Burns-Crawford: Emotion-charged atmosphere could be a factor

By Graham Houston


After two struggling performances in a row, Ricky Burns knows he will need to be at his absolute best when he defends his WBO lightweight title against mandatory challenger Terence Crawford in Glasgow on Saturday (TV on Sky Sports in the UK., AWE in the U.S.). This fight is, potentially, about as tough and as tricky as it gets. Burns will have a roaring Scottish crowd behind him at the Scottish National Exhibition Centre, and he’s the more experienced and perhaps the physically stronger fighter; Crawford is unbeaten, fast, clever and a sharp puncher, and, at 26, he’s the younger man by four years.

As an amateur Crawford boxed in the U.S. Olympic trials and was a runner-up in the National Golden Gloves. He’s stopped 16 opponents in 22 consecutive wins. The fight with Burns, though, is a big step up for Crawford, especially considering he will be away from home and can expect a hostile reception from the Glasgow fans. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing Result

No stage too big for ‘Mr. Providence’ as he preps for ShoBox

Biosse: "If you put pressure on him (Love), he folds!"

Fighting on a major network in front of a worldwide audience might be unnerving for someone who doesn’t know any better, or someone who has never faced the music on boxing’s biggest stage. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

UFC

Wang Sai: A Calm General

For a long time, being a top mixed martial artist in China was like saying you were the best water polo player in Brooklyn. It didn’t hold as much weight as being a top fighter from MMA hotbeds like the United States, Brazil, Canada, or Japan . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek talks Glazkov: The ring will tell me how good he is

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

“I don’t have a precise plan how to fight Glazkov. Of course, there are a bunch of options we prepared with my trainer Roger Bloodworth – we won’t talk about it – but there’s no one blueprint. Just like there’s no blueprint how to fight me. I like to see what the other guy is doing in the ring and then make his life difficult,” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. Adamek is ready to fight unbeaten 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (16-0, 11 KOs) on March 15 for the IBF North American heavyweight title and an IBF #2 eliminator at the Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Adamek-Glazkov, promoted by Main Events, will be a NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” headliner. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Helebe, Negema make weight ahead of SA title fight

By Ron Jackson

South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe and his mandatory challenger Cebo Ngema both weighed inside the limit of 118 lbs. at Thursday’s weigh-in ahead of their fight on Friday night at the Tsogo Cape Sun in Cape Town. Helebe, Cape Town’s lone surviving national champion who will be making a second title defense, weighed in at 116.8. Ngema, from Gauteng, was a fraction heavier at 117.2.

Ngema and his trainer Thabiso Koetle had just arrived in Cape Town, an hour earlier. They seemed rather surprised by the large turn-out of boxing fans at the public weigh-in. “It looks like Helebe has got the Cape Town fans behind him but we have news for them; we have just come to take the championship belt away from him,” said Koetle. “We’ve come in at just under the limit, and that’s how we wanted it to be. Helebe will be a shattered man at the end of the fight, and the judges won’t rescue him this time out.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran

Daniel Calzada 143 vs. Alfred Romero 140
Issak Cordona 167 vs. Zamir Young 167
Helario Medina 127 vs. Chris Galvadon 127
Alfonso Flores 154 vs. L.T. Nelson 154
Terry Buterbaugh 148 vs. Armando Rodriguez 150
Brian Carpino 189 vs. Andrew Scripture 185

Venue: Denver Boxing Academy
Promoter: AirTight Boxing

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February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Budler to defend two belts at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler makes the fifth defense of his IBO strawweight belt and the first defense of his WBA minimumweight belt when he meets Karluis Diaz from Colombia at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Budler won the interim WBA belt on November 9 last year with an impressive fourth round stoppage win over Hugo Hernan Verchelli from Argentina. When Riyo Miyazaki relinquished the WBA minimumweight belt on December 27 2013 after deciding to move up a division, Budler was elevated to full WBA champion on January 8 this year.

In the strange world of boxing organizations these days the IBO name the division strawweight and the WBA minimumweight even though the limit for both organizations is 47,63kg. Another anomaly is that Diaz is ranked at number four by the WBA and only at number nine by the IBO. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

‘Tornado’ ready to tear it up

By Chris Morris

Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero will look to avenge one of his losses this Friday night on the AirTight Boxing show at the Denver Boxing Academy. His bout with Daniel Calzada back in 2012 was a barn burner with both men leaving it all in the ring. When it was over Romero had lost a close split decision. Calzada is as tough as they come, fighting top notch competition, on the road and usually on short notice. Romero has since won 3 fights in a row, 2 by knockout.

FightNews/Rocky Mountain Boxing caught up to Romero at the Grudge Training Center after his sparring session with Manny Perez, Juan Santiago, Gio Merceron, Alejandro Ayala, Rob Frankel and Phillip Roybal. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The FightNews family expresses our condolences to boxing publicist Lisa Milner, whose grandmother Gertrude Milner passed away Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa!

“Ban me if i cannot beat [Aryeetey] Powers!” says Ghanan cruiserweight Braimah Kamoko about his “Judgement Fight” showdown April 18. More

Did Floyd Mayweather take the easy route by bypassing Amir Khan for Marcos Maidana? More

Terence Crawford just might be Ricky Burns‘ toughest acid test to date. More



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Niagara Falls, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

Die hard fight fans braved frigid, single digit temperatures and white-out flurries to attend Pretty Girl Productions five-bout card at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Due to unforeseen circumstances at yesterday’s weigh-ins, the bouts of headliner Nick Casale and co feature Vincent Arroyo were scratched due to failed medicals of their respective opponents. Never-the-less, the show went on with new headliner and Buffalo native Greg Brady taking on Joel Shojgreen in a scheduled six round cruiserweight tilt.

In an all out war, Buffalo Cruiserweight Greg “Juice” Brady climbed off the deck in the second round to stop Joel Shojgreen in the same round for a huge win. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, Calif

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Carlos Carlson, 117.7 vs. Javier Gallo, 118
Isaac Zarate, 118 vs. Christian Torres, 117.6
Justin Davenport, 253 vs. Jonathan Rice, 260
Cesar Villarraga, 133 vs. Osman Rivera, 135
Joet Gonzalez, 124 vs. Cesar Martinez, 125.5
Neeco Macias, 153 vs. Victor Altamirano 151.6

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Tickets: $100, $60, $40 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 714-935-0900 or online at ThompsonBoxing.com photos



February 27th, 2014




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