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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

By Tracy Morin at the scale Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 Patrick Teixeira 160 vs. Patrick Allotey 157 Lamont Roach ...

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Crawford-Delorme make weight

Crawford-Delorme make weight

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Terence Crawford 139.8 vs. Thomas Dulorme 139.2 (WBO junior welterweight title) Terence Crawford: I've got all ...

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Cotto: Sometimes it’s not easy to name an opponent

Cotto: Sometimes it's not easy to name an opponent

By Jerry Glick Photos: Craig Barritt / Getty Images Para Roc Nation WBC world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) - a world ...

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Yamanaka-Santillan Full Report + Photos

Yamanaka-Santillan Full Report + Photos

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs), 117.75, impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as ...

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Chavez Jr., Fonfara Presser Quotes & Pics

Chavez Jr., Fonfara Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Big Joe Miranda Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in ...

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Tahdooahnippah: I’m a real life wild Comanche

Super middleweight George Tahdooahnippah (34-1, 32 KOs) has issued a warning to Danish fighter Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) ahead of their WBA International Championship clash on March 14 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. “I’m coming to shatter all of his hopes and dreams,” proclaims the Oklahoma-based boxer. “If Nielsen thinks he is going to go straight through me and challenge for world titles, he is mistaken. I’m going to ruin all his plans and make Denmark my second home.

“A lot of people think the Native Americans all died out but nothing has died within the Comanche community. I’m going to prove that. I’m a real life wild Comanche and I’m going to bring it. I’ve got the whole Comanche Nation behind me and with their support I can’t lose. (more…)



March 9th, 2015



Boxing News

Q&A: Thomas Dulorme

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Although North Texas got hit with a large snowstorm last week it could not dampen the official press conference to announce the battle between undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17KOs) and #2 rated Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14KOs) for the vacant WBO junior welterweight world title on April 18 at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The world championship fight will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO.

Fightnews caught with Dulorme in an exclusive one-on-one interview. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

UFC

Roger Narvaez: Fueled By Passion and Sacrifice

Although victory is the ultimate motivator for any fighter, some competitors seek out additional elements to stoke the inspirational fires. In that sense, Roger Narvaez has set out to become a collector of sorts, and if all goes to plan, obtaining those goals will further his progression at the highest level of mixed martial arts . . . 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 9th, 2015

Boxing News

NBC Boxing wins Saturday primetime ratings war

The debut telecast of “Premier Boxing Champions” won the time period among the Big Four networks in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 (tie) and all key adult-male demos. The telecast posted a 2.53 rating, 5 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, nearly tripling NBC’s average for Saturday afternoon fights from 2012-14 (0.88). The show peaked at a 3.01 rating (roughly 3.9 million viewers) from 10:30-11 p.m. ET for the final six rounds of the Thurman-Guerrero bout.



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Morrison Legend continues in Oklahoma

Heavyweights Trey Lippe-Morrison and Kenzie Witt, both sons of the late great Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, scored first round KOs on Saturday night before a standing room only crowd at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Trey Lippe-Morrison (7-0, 7 KOs) demolished Richard Dawson (5-3-2, 3 KOs) in two minutes and one second. Dawson got off to a good start taking the fight to Morrison. The Tulsa, OK native quickly turned the tides however, blasting Dawson with a vicious right hand followed by a hard left hook that literally dropped him like a sack of potatoes. After sending Lippe-Morrison to the neutral corner, Referee Gerald Ritter stopped the fight as Dawson was out cold.

In the co-featured bout of the evening, heavyweight Kenzie Witt (4-0, 4 KOs) of Bartlesville, OK, who is Lippe-Morrison’s half brother, blitzed Kansas City, MO’s Brian Imes. From the opening bell, Witt overwhelmed Imes and scored two quick knockdowns, forcing Ritter to halt the contest at 1:32 of the first. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire gets a Filipino homecoming.

Was there ever a Fiji Golden Era of boxing?

Boxing outpoints hockey on prime time TV

Arizona’s David Benavidez looks to remain undefeated.

 



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO 115lb champ Inoue to be back in August

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

Sensational and superb two-class titlist, WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs), just 21, had his right hand injury thoroughly examined once again on Wednesday and his manager/promoter Hideyuki Ohashi, former WBC/WBA 105-pound champ, announced that his two-time world champ would be back in August. Inoue is strenuously training with his father/trainer Shingo only with the left hand, but beats up every sparring partner without using the injured right hand.

Inoue is hoped to beat not only the national record of thirteen consecutive defenses now held by ex-WBA junior fly champ Yoko Gushiken (who is inducted into the International Hall of Fame this year) but also seventeen defenses straight all by knockout still kept by the legendary Wilfredo Gomez. Inoue’s strength consists in his power and precision, since his jab is as strong as his opponent’s straight right and his accuracy is superb enough. We are eager to watch Inoue fight soon, but his handler Ohashi cautiously has his vastly talented champ patient until his complete recovery, even though he may be able to defend his WBO belt only with his mano izquierda (left hand).



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Wegner preparing Boytsov for March 21 clash

Trainer Ulli Wegner has had many world champions, but never a heavyweight champion. But with Denis Boytsov and Kubrat Pulev now under his wing, he’s looking ahead to the post-Klitschko era. “One thing is clear,” says Wegner. “At the moment nobody gets past Wladimir Klitschko. With Boytsov and Pulev, I can prepare them for the time after Klitschko. No need to hide from any of the other heavyweights.”

That includes Tyson Fury. “That guy is pure show – a world champion in bragging,” said Wegner. “Nothing I’ve seen from him in the ring leaves me awestruck. I would without hesitation, sooner rather than later, face him with one of my boys.”

Boytsov will return on March 21 against Irineu Beato Costa Junior. Wenger admits that Junior isn’t the most difficult of opponents, “but one Denis has to convincingly beat if he wants to get back to the top of the ratings.”



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Colonna: Fonfara-Chavez Jr will be a brutal fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Sometimes Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. don’t make weight, they fine him and he’s content with that. I wish he would make weight for April 18. It’s not about the money right here. I know he’ll get a big fine if he doesn’t make it but if we have to make this 172 mark, I want him to make it.” said Sam Colonna, trainer of Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs), who faces former WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (46-1, 32 KOs) on April 18 in a Showtime-televised bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Also see Fonfara workout video



March 8th, 2015

UFC

The Rude Boy of Muay Thai

You know who “Cowboy” is. It’s about time you learn who “Rude Boy” is. Former undefeated kickboxer Donald Cerrone, who owned a perfect 7-0 pro MMA record at the time he burst onto the WEC lightweight scene in 2007, became an immediate fan favorite with his aggressive stand-up and his penchant for finishes . . . 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 8th, 2015

Boxing News

JAPAN UPDATE

New JBC commissioner...Result: Maruki finishes Mungkorndam...Yaegashi to make a comeback...Japanese Hurricane Carter returns to the Hall

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

New-JBC-commissioner-KushiroMr. Shinji Kushiro, the current president of Tokyo Dome Co. Ltd., lately succeeded Mr. Yuko Hayashi as the commissioner of Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) after his eighteen-year administration. Also, Nobuaki Uratani newly replaced the JBC executive secretary Ken Morita. Both Morita and Uratani had been formerly well-reputed third man in the ring for many years.

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Japan’s #11 super-light Kazuya Maruki (18-3, 12 KOs), 27, impressively dropped Thailander Mungkorndam Sith. Varunee (12-9-2, 2 KOs), 139, three times and scored an automatic KO victory at 1:56 of the third round in Inuyama city, Japan, on Sunday (March 1). In Japan, when a boxer floored his opponent on three occasions in a same round, it is registered as a knockout (not a TKO) in the JBC’s record book. Kazuya is the first son of former world junior lightweight challenger Takao Maruki, who failed to win the WBA belt from Samuel Serrano on points in Nagoya in 1978. His younger son Ryosuke is scheduled to meet Petchsuriya Singwancha in quest of the WBC youth super-welterweight belt in Nagoya on March 29. (more…)



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner says he’s returning June 20

By Miguel Maravilla

In a postfight interview with NBCSN’s Kenny Rice, former world champion Adrian Broner said he’s returning on June 20th in Cincinnati.

I can’t relax because I’ll be right back fighting in June. June 20th in Cincinnati, Ohio.
That’s for sure?
Uh Yeah.
Who’s your opponent?
Last time I told you my slogan they cut me off. I’m not gonna say it this time.



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Mares defeats Reyes

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Arturo Santos Reyes (18-5, 5 KOs) in a walkout bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mares credited with a knockdown in round two with Reyes’ glove touched the canvas and went on to win by scores of 96-93, 98-91, 99-90. Both were Mexican Olympians. Mares in 2004, Reyes in 2008.

In two other walkout bouts, 2012 USA Olympian jr middleweight Terrell Gausha (19-2, 9 KOs) stopped Norberto Gonzalez (21-7, 13 KOs) in round two, and 2012 US Olympian super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale moved to 14-0, 13 KOs with a fourth round stoppage of 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-3, 15 KOs).



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman defeats Guerrero to retain WBA belt

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) scored an impressive twelve round unanimous decision to retain his belt against former world champion champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) in front of a crowd of 10,106 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Thurman came out very aggressively and took the fight to Guerrero. A third round head clash left Thurman with a swelling on the left side of his forehead. Thurman landed the heavier shots all night and scored a hard knockdown in round nine. The very tough and gritty Guerrero got up and battled hard all the way to the final bell. Scores were 120-107, 118-109, 118-108.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner dominates Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In the first primetime boxing match on NBC in 30 years, former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over John Molina, Jr. (27-6, 22 KOs) in a super lightweight clash on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Broner dictated the pace over the early rounds. Molina connected with sone decent shots in rounds three and five, but otherwise he was comprehensively outboxed by Broner, who won by scores of 120-108, 120-108, 118-110.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng: I want to unify the championship

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

“I was confident I’d win the fight,” said unbeaten IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng after defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming on Saturday night in Macao, China. “I always said I would bring the belt back to Thailand and I did it. I want to unify the championship and make more history in boxing!”

Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang added, “This was a great fight. Even though the result upset China boxing fans, they still cheered Amnat after the fight. The Jaro brothers, Francisco Jaro and Aljoe Jaro from the Philippines did a great job. I look forward to making his unification with other world champions.”



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on NBC Undercard Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico made quick work of Mario Macias (26-15, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder. Lara went to work early backing Macias up against the ropes as referee Tony Weeks issued a standing eight count. After a repeated series of punches from Lara referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight at 2:04 of the first round.

Unbeaten lightweight Robert Easter Jr. (13-0, 10 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio stopped Angel Rodriguez (22-16-1, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in two rounds of a scheduled eight rounder. Easter displayed his hand speed early on landing a flush straight right in the opening round. However Easter dropped Rodriguez three times in the second round as referee Jay Nady waved off the bout at 1:15.

In the opening bout of the afternoon, Las Vegas super lightweight Ladarius Miller (6-0, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Ryan Picou (2-7) in a scheduled four round bout. Miller boxed effectively using combinations on Picou for much of the fight in route to a unanimous decision victory. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Miller.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Kurzawa stuns #8 Ronert, #4 Boesel cruises

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES Boxing presented its milestone 100th boxing event on Saturday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. In the best fight of the night, 38-year-old cruiserweight Kai Kurzawa (36-4, 24 KOs) scored a thrilling twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten IBF #8 Dennis Ronert (23-1, 16 KOs). The heavily muscled 22-year-old Ronert dropped Kurzawa with a body shot in the first round. Kurzawa was also down in round six when he took a knee after a low blow from Ronert that was missed by referee Ingo Barrabas. The tide turned in round seven, however, when Kurzawa staggered Ronert, then dropped him! Ronert was saved by the bell (the round went 3:30, which didn’t help Ronert). It became a battle of attrition after that. Standing ovation for both fighters at the end. Scores were 113-113 and 114-112, 114-111 for the veteran Kurzawa, who claimed the vacant IBF International cruiserweight title.

In the main event, unbeaten WBO #4 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (18-0, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Timy “Albanian Bomber” Shala (19-1-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 98-92 UD for Boesel, who retained his WBO Inter-Continental title.

Unbeaten welterweight Felix Lamm (10-0-1, 4 KOs) claimed vacant German domestic belt with a third round KO over Ahmet Cicek (4-2, 2 KOs). A right hand laid out Cicek.

More photos and results



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Coyle, Campbell win to set up summer clash

Lightweight Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown and got the win when Martin Gethin (25-7-1, 11 KOs) couldn’t continue after round five citing an ear injury on Saturday night at the Ice Arena in Hull, England.

Coyle is now looking for a summer showdown with 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (10-0, 8 KOs), who kayoed Levis Morales (11-2-1, 4 KOs) in round three on the undercard. Campbell dropped Morales in round two, and finished him in round three.

Other results:
Rocky Fielding W8 Olegs Fodotovs (super middleweight)
Sam Eggington TKO5 Shayne Singleton (welterweight)
Bradley Saunders TKO5 Stephane Benito (super lightweight)
Erick Ochieng D8 Tom Knight (super welterweight)



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Hooker hammers Benavides

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

In the main event of the Undercard Promotions at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas super lightweight “Mighty Mo” Maurice Hooker (16-0-2, 13KO) showed why he may be ready to take the next step and potentially fight for a title later this year by stopping Nicaraguan Santos Benavides (23-7-2, 17KO) in the 2nd round of their scheduled 8.

Tall and slender, in the clone of “Hitman” Hearns, Hooker came out firing snapping his jab and landing his devastating right hand early in the 1st round against the shorter Benavides. Benavides used an unusual crouching style that made him an even smaller target and made it difficult for Hooker to catch him as the round continued. On the other hand, Benavides was able to dart in and land some quick shots to the body of Hooker and got him against the ropes briefly at the end of the round. (more…)



March 7th, 2015

UFC

March Madness: Ten Classic UFC Performances

Over the years, there have been some amazing fights that have taken place in the Octagon in the month of March . . . 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 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng retains IBF flyweight title against Shiming, Tapia crushes Dawson in three

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Unbeaten IBF flyweight Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (6-1, 1 KOs) on Saturday night inside the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China. Shiming was credited with a knockdown in round two. Ruenroeng threw down Shiming in round three, no point deduction. Very tactical bout with both looking to counterpunch. A lot of holding by the champion, who when he did punch landed the cleaner blows. Scores were 116-111 on all cards.

Super welterweight Glen Tapia (23-1, 15 KOs) scored a brutal third round TKO over Daniel Dawson (40-5-1, 26 KOs). A barrage of unanswered punches prompted referee Mark Nelson to step in. Time was 1:42. Tapia claimed the NABO title.

In an IBF super lightweight eliminator, unbeaten Ik Yang (19-0, 14 KOs) scored an exciting sixth round TKO over Patomsuk Pathompothong (30-3-1, 18 KOs). Very entertaining fight with Yang unleashing some fearsome punches to end it. Time was 1:47. (more…)



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Germany

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Dominic Boesel 174.8 vs. Timy Shala 173
Dennis Ronert 189.3 vs. Kai Kurzawa 195.7
Felix Lamm 146.6 vs. Ahmet Cicek 145.2
Tom Schwarz 233 vs. Jakov Gospic 267
Domenic von Chrzanowski 159.1 vs. Istvan Zeller 158.7
Tom Pahlmann 181.2 vs. Balazs Horvath 173.5
Adam Deines 193 vs. Lukasz Rusiewicz 200
Andrea Lakatos 111.3 vs. Fabiana Bytyqi 109.1

Venue: Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: MDR (Germany)



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Borg stops Ford in three

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian lightweight prospect Valentine Borg (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped Tom Ford (7-4, 7 KOs) in round three of a scheduled ten round WBO Asia Pacific Youth title bout on Friday at the Emporium Function Centre, Bankstown, NSW, Australia. Borg and Ford swapped heavy blows in round one with both boxers visibly hurt. In round three, Borg stepped up a gear and dropped his opponent twice and at 1:14 referee Gary Dean crowned the Australian the WBO regional champion. (more…)



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. annihilates Williams, Huck next?

46-year-old multi-divison world champion Roy Jones Jr. (60-8, 43 KOs) destroyed journeyman Willie “For Real” Williams (14-9-2, 4 KOs) in two one-sided rounds on Friday night at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. Jones was looking to stay sharp in advance of a possible title shot against WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck.



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