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WBA Female World Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian will return to the ring on December 7, 2013 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. She will defend her crown against Italian Simona Galassi on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight Title showdown between Darren Barker and Felix Sturm. Sturm vs. Barker will be broadcasted live on SAT.1 in Germany and on Sky Sports in the UK.
“I’m excited to fight in Stuttgart”, the 26-years old Kentikian, nicknamed the “Killer Queen”, said. “I want to put on a great show for the fans, win spectacularly and leave the ring with my belt.” (more…)
WBC 51st convention Day 3 – Mandatory defenses plus Mayweather and Broner given deadlines; WBC pledges $53K toward Mago’s medical expenses
Report/photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Day three of the WBC 51st convention in Bangkok, Thailand centered largely on mandatory defenses. First up though were some other matters of business.
First and foremost was the situation involving heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov. As most readers know by now, Abdusalamov suffered a career ending and life threatening injury this past Saturday night in a hotly contested fight against Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. The WBC Board of Directors petitioned its regional bodies as well as promoters and anyone else on the floor for donations to help offset his medical bills and support his young family, including a two month old.
Between the affiliated regional bodies such as NABF, Youth, ABU, OPBF, EBU, International, Female, Baltic, and others, as well as the multitude of promoters on hand, approximately $53,000 was pledged in less than 30 minutes. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
After his disputed draw against Brandon Gonzalez, Tommy Oosthuizen has a lot to prove at Emperors Palace on Saturday night. The IBO super-middleweight champion has to defend his title against Ezequiel Maderna from Argentina. On the same bill, Hekkie Budler makes the fourth defense of his IBO strawweight belt when he faces Hugo Verchelli. The challenger, also from Argentina, is ranked 28th by the IBO and #8 by the WBA. The Golden Gloves Promotions tournament near Kempton Park will be televised live on SuperSport Select on DStv Channel 229, starting at 7:30pm (SA, CAT, GMT+2). (more…)
Sergey Rabchenko has no intention of leaving his rematch with Cedric Vitu in the hands of the judges. Their first encounter, which came on the undercard of Ricky Hatton’s comeback clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko last year, ended with Rabchenko winning by a split decision. This time, though, the Belarusian banger says they’ll be no room for debate as he intends on retaining his European light-middleweight title by scoring his 19th career stoppage. (more…)
Speaking to the NY Post, Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz described the stroke suffered by fallen heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov as “a pretty serious stroke” and revealed that “a machine is keeping him alive.” Mago is currently in a medically induced coma in New York City’s Roosevelt Hospital and Abdusalamov’s manager Boris Grinberg told Fightnews.com’s Przemek Garczarczyk Tuesday that Abdusalamov’s “life is not in danger anymore, it was close. They want to wake him up from the induced coma on Thursday.”
Lewkowicz, however, told the Post, “It’s possible he could be in a coma forever. It’s possible he could be in a coma for a few more weeks. No one knows. That’s why they have to monitor the situation. You really have no clue. It’s basically on the individual.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® debuts in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 with UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: ELLENBERGER vs. SAFFIEDINE. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
It was reported on Channel Nine television today that the Anthony Mundine vs. Shane Mosley clash has been rescheduled for November 27 in Sydney. Mosley has apparently confirmed on Twitter. There will be a press conference on Thursday. Promoter Khoder Nasser has guaranteed the million dollar purse to Mosley, who pulled out of their fight last month when a deadline was missed for a payment as per the fight contract.
Laid low by an injury, Dmitry Pirog, former WBO middleweight champion, has not given up the hopes of making a comeback. More
Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Anthony Mundine: Looks like it’s back on again, Nov. 27, in Australia. More
Former light-heavyweigh champ Nathan Cleverly is promising a string of impressive knockouts, this time at cruiserweight. More
Liverpool’s Stephen Smith is in hot water with the BBBC after trying to jump promoters. More
The October PPV fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez reportedly had 375,000 buys, which surpassed expectations. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reports that the gate for the fight was $2,998,950, with 10,683 tickets sold, 5,649 unsold, 1,370 comps.
Weigh-in results for UFC Fight For The Troops, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal, and the bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis, airing live on FOX Sports 1 from Fort Campbell, Kentucky at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Four preliminary bouts will air on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see four prelim bouts at 3:10pm ET / 12:10pm PT.
Rafael Natal (185.5) VS Tim Kennedy (186)
FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Alexis Davis (134) VS Liz Carmouche (135)
Yoel Romero (185.5) VS Ronny Markes (185.5)
Rustam Khabilov (155) VS Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Michael Chiesa (156) VS Colton Smith (155.5)
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
James Krause (155.5) VS Bobby Green (155)
Francisco Rivera (136) VS George Roop (135.5)
Steven Siler (146) VS Dennis Bermudez (146)
Germaine de Randamie (136) vs Amanda Nunes (136)
Lorenz Larkin (185) VS Chris Camozzi (186)
Yancy Medeiros (156) VS Yves Edwards (156)
Seth Baczynski (171) VS Neil Magny (171)
Brian Houston (185) VS Derek Brunson (186)
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Abdusalamov suffers stroke; Family facing staggering medical bills; Team Abdusalamov establishing trust fund
Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz has confirmed via Twitter that fallen heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov has suffered a stroke while fighting for his life in a medically induced coma at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Abdusalamov had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, and part of his skull had to be removed to reduce swelling.
In addition, the family of the 32-year-old Russian boxer who earned $40,000 for his HBO-televised fight against Mike Perez Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater, are facing staggering medical bills for Magomed’s treatment.
Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of Abdusalamov, along with promoters Leon Margules and Lou DiBella, and with help and support of others in the industry, are establishing a fund and to donate and raise funds to help alleviate the financial burden the unfortunate brain injury Abdusalamov suffered Saturday night has placed on him and his family. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez work out during their media day for their upcoming world championship tripleheader fight against each other on Saturday, November 9.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan , undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
By Karl Freitag
Featherweights Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) and professional nemesis Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KOs) host an international media conference call Tuesday to discuss their eagerly-awaited HBO-televised grudge rematch on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nonito Donaire: For me, I don’t really care who it is who goes inside that ring. I fight anybody that they put in front of me…Vic is a dangerous opponent and not one you can overlook…I’m not really the type to talk about anything. I’m just ‘you know what? let’s make it happen in the ring.’
Vic Darchinyan: After his loss to Rigo he was exposed…it’s not about him it’s about me. I have more skills, I have more power…I’m just going to come and demolish him…I’ve been waiting for this fight for a long time and I’m very motivated.
In a pair of pick ‘em 10 rounders on the December 14th edition of NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT, heavyweights Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) and Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs), and light heavyweights Ryan Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) and Lionell Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) will seek redemption from recent setbacks and the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to compete at the elite levels of the sport. The telecast will go head-to-head against the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana clash on Showtime. (more…)
Undefeated Russian light heavyweight boxer, Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-0, 6 KOs) signed a promotional contract with Main Events on Friday. The 23 year old who stands nearly six feet four inches tall, is co-promoted by PUSHKA, Kirill Pchelnikov, managaed by Egis Klimas, and being trained by John David Jackson.
“These are exciting times in the light heavyweight division and for fighters from Eastern Europe,” said promoter Kathy Duva. “Ilshat makes another great addition to our light heavyweight line-up at Main Events. At 23, he is the youngest fighter at Main Events and we look forward to watching him develop.”
There were 2 Purse Bids held in the IBF Office today.
Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean – IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There were 2 bidders, Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger. Golden Boy won with a bid of $ 156,000.00. Eye of the Tiger bid $ 111,121.00. Golden Boy has 90 days to put the fight on.
Katy Wilson Castillo vs. Chanttall Martinez – IBF Female Jr. Featherweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There was only one bidder, Sampson Boxing, LLC won with a bid of $ 11,000.00. Sampson has 90 days to put the fight on.
History has been made in the Central Valley with the Solo Boxeo Tecate “Fight for Water” nationally televised fight this Saturday, November 9 featuring U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez. The 11-time National Champion, London 2012 Olympian and all-time USA Boxing light weight record holder will be featured in the main event on the UniMas broadcast. Further adding to this historic boxing night, the event was sold out three weeks ago along with VIP tables and major sponsors.
“Jose Ramirez is one of the brightest stars in boxing and he certainly represents a great deal in the future of boxing. It is wonderful to see Fresno area fans rally to see this young athlete. They will have plenty to cheer about not only on November 9 but in the months and years ahead,” said Bob Arum, Hall of Fame promoter.
Ramírez (6-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, Calif, returns to the ring in the area he grew up in, at Golden Eagle Arena on the West Hills College campus in Lemoore, Ca. (more…)
Z Entertainment promoter Zef Ramirez announced that the November 8th fight card in Kingman, Arizona has been postponed after main event fighter Carlos DeLeon Jr. (21-3-2, 14 KOs) fell ill last week. “I am deeply disappointed for the boxing fans here in Kingman,” Ramirez said, “there is such a buzz right now in the local community over this fight that I was disappointed that we were forced to postpone the card. But I knew that, for as tough as it was for me, it’s ten times worse for Carlos. He is absolutely devastated over this delay.”
DeLeon contacted Ramirez last week after checking into a hospital in Las Vegas . Although initially believed to be pneumonia, Ramirez indicated that the fighter may have an infection which has caused a leg injury. “Carlos is a warrior,” Ramirez added, “and he didn’t want to jeopardize the entire card over this. But there really is no other alternative; he is just not in any condition to step into the ring next week.” Ramirez indicated that the card would be tentatively rescheduled in January, and that Rollin Williams and Jonathan Jackson Hearns would still be on the card.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, November 9, in the title bouts between Roman “Rocky” Martinez versus Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia and Vanes Martirosyan against Demetrius Andrade, to be held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas in a Top Rank presentation.
For the WBO junior lightweight title, the champion Rocky Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) will make his third defense against the #1 ranked and former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs). The referee for this fight will be Laurence Cole. The judges for the Martinez-Garcia fight will be Oren Shellemberger and David LaCobucci, both from Texas, and Levi Martinez from New Mexico. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Richard De Cuir.
Meanwhile, Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs), the #1 WBO ranked at 154 pounds will face the #2 ranked Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior middleweight championship. For this bout the referee will be John Schorle. The judges for the clash between Martirosyan and Andrade will be Don Griffin, Jesse Reyes and Javier Alvarez. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Rolando Marcos Hermoso.
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
In the north sphere of the world it is usually cold in winter, but Japan is ready to welcome a hot winter—in a fistic fashion. It’s not due to global warming. This country, holding eleven male champions and four female titlists, will watch many world title bouts with our great interests in the end of this year.
On December 31, the last day of the year, a couple of world title bouts will take place in Tokyo, where our WBA and WBC 130-pound champs will put their belts on the line against up-and-coming prospects to assure hot competition. WBA super-feather ruler, unbeaten Takashi Uchiyama (20-0-1, 17 KOs) will face fast-rising national titlist, #8 compatriot Daiki Kaneko (19-2-3, 12 KOs), while WBC kingpin in the same category Takashi Miura (26-2-2, 19 KOs), a hard-hitting southpaw fresh from his impressive initial defense over Sergio Thompson in Mexico, will risk his belt against another Mexican hard-puncher, #2 Dante Jardon (24-3, 20 KOs). If both champs are victorious, they are supposed to face again for unification next summer since Uchiyama had once halted Miura to retain his WBA throne despite hitting the deck in 2011. (more…)
A veteran soldier looking for a new type of war, one of the three round variety. Not only looking, but laughing with joyous anticipation about the possibilities. It’s only fitting a United States Marine Corps veteran would literally chuckle in delight when the topic of having in her next fight a back-and-forth, pillar-to-post, Fight of the Night style “three round war.” . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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71-year-old iconic German trainer Ulli Wegner today signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland which binds him until early 2016. Wegner has trained fighters like Sven Ottke, Markus Beyer, Arthur Abraham, Marco Huck, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Cecilia Braekhus to world title honors after joining the professional ranks in 1996. Wegner is currently preparing IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez for his mandatory title defense against Alexander Alekseev as well as light heavyweight contender Eduard Gutknecht, who has an IBF semi-eliminator lined up against Dmitry Sukhotsky. Both fights take place at the Brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany on November 23.
Usually when you see large crowds of people in Wisconsin, you would assume they are heading into Lambeau Field which serves as the home to the World Champion Green Bay Packers on game day, and touted as the most legendary stadium in the National Football League, yet surprising as it may be Wisconsin proved it is also a fighting state.
This past Friday, IBOM Stars Promotions presented “Casino Battle Royale” at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. “The Contender” series reality star and former IBF #1 ranked Rico Hoye (24-3, 16 KO’s), returned to the ring after a four year layoff quickly dismantling the clearly overmatched Brandon Winner who drops to (3-9), in a scheduled six round heavyweight bout. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman
Day 2 of the 51st annual WBC convention in Bangkok, Thailand commenced with simultaneous day long ratings session and referees seminar.
Presiding over the ratings session, WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman opened with a few impromptu recognitions.
-After current WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez recently presented Pope Francis with a commemorative WBC belt at The Vatican, the WBC decided to declare His Holiness as “WBC Man of the Year.”
-Upon shattering all existing PPV records and the highest purse record for his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was given the honorary title of “WBC Supreme Champion.”
-William Boodhoo was honored as WBC Committee chairman of the year.
-WBC legal staff of Robert Lenhardt and Alberto Leon were presented with the “Mister WBC” honor. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Photo by Tony Tolj
IBO World Lightweight Champion “Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (31-3, 23 KO’s) has arrived in Perth, Australia to join Dragon Fire stable mate & WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KO’s) at Harry’s Gym.
Yordan made history in July when he became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively following his unanimous decision victory over Argentinian Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-2-2, 8 KO’s) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions “Thuderdome II” at Metro City Perth, Australia.
Chris John will face IBO World Featherweight Champion Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka (25-2, 15 KO’s) in the Main Event Dragon Fire: World Championship Boxing event on Friday December 6 at Metro City.
Yordan’s upcoming title IBO World Lightweight title defense is expected to be announced shortly.
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