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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked ...

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Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day

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Fonfara, Kameda workouts

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Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather looks sharp in workout

Photos: Naoki Fukuda

No one can question Floyd Mayweather’s work ethic. Mayweather showed his superb conditioning in an intense, non-stop, two hour-plus workout on Tuesday. He shadow-boxed, hit the mitts, did calisthenics, worked the speed bag, jumped rope, smacked the heavy bag, did stretching exercises, sit-ups, stand-ups, posed for photos, signed autographs and conducted copious amounts of interviews, some in groups and others one-on-one, as soul and rhythm and blues music blared in the background.

Here’s what Mayweather said during Tuesday’s workout:

Floyd Mayweather: “This is a remarkable turnout and I appreciate the media who came out today. I’ve had a tremendous training camp and worked very hard. I’m mentally and physically prepared. I’m doing this fight for the fans. The fans have been with me for 18 years. It’s because of them I’m here today. I have to embrace the fans.

“This fight is about the sport of boxing. Fans wanted to see this fight. They like to see excitement. Why not do it again? Maidana is a hard worker who is coming to fight. My job is to be patient and smart and to entertain. (more…)



September 3rd, 2014



Boxing News

WBC 112lb champ Yaegashi to face unbeaten Chocolatito

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi

WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10 KOs), Japan, will risk his belt against highly respected two-time world titlist, unbeaten Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (39-0, 33 KOs), from Nicaragua, in a greatly anticipated contest in Tokyo on this coming Friday. Also, WBC light-flyweight ruler Naoya Inoue (6-0, 5 KOs), a 21-year-old Japanese, will make an initial defense of his belt against Thailand’s Samartlek Kokietgym (17-4, 5 KOs) in a companion title go. Supporting to the twinbill is a showdown of former Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (4-0, 4 KOs) against Mexican middleweight titlist Adrian Luna (17-2-1, 11 KOs) over ten frames.

Today we saw a press conference with all participants in attendance in front of many press people.

The WBC officials are as follows: Yaegashi vs. Gonzalez: Referee Michael Griffin (Canada); judges Steve Morrow, Hubert Minn and Fernando Barbosa (all US); supervisor WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman (Mexico).

Inoue vs. Samartlek: Referee Gelasio Perez (Mexico); judges Steve Morrow, Fernando Barbosa (US), Kyoung-Ha Shin (Korea); supervisor Duane Ford (US).

Yaegashi, making his fourth defense, will face a most dangerous and formidable opponent in his career, as Gonzalez previously conquered a couple of world belts in the 105-pound and 108-pound categories and stays still unbeaten. (more…)



September 3rd, 2014


Boxing News

More on Mayweather-Pacquiao

What will it take to get Floyd Mayweather into the ring with Manny Pacquiao?

“If Pacquiao is signed by Mayweather Promotions, then the fight could happen,” said Floyd on Tuesday at an open media workout. “But if he’s not signed to Mayweather Promotions, then I’m not really focused on the fight. As of right now, I can’t overlook Maidana. He’s a tough competitor, he’s a hard worker and he’s a guy that’s coming to fight.”

Back in May, Pacquiao signed a highly publicized contract extension with Top Rank effective through 2016, which Floyd is presumably aware of.



September 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton: Rabchenko should have too much for Mundine

Ricky Hatton says Sergey Rabchenko’s November 12 clash with former three-time world champion Anthony Mundine is amongst the biggest he’s been involved in as a promoter. ‘The Hitman’, who also trains Rabchenko, has played a key role in world title fights involving the likes of Martin Murray and Ryan Rhodes since starting Hatton Promotions in 2009 and feels this will be an equally huge event.

Mundine was once the highest paid player in Australian Rugby League and his star has shone ever brighter since he switched to boxing thanks to victories over the likes of Sam Soliman, Daniel Geale and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Rabchenko will put his WBC Silver light-middleweight title and number two world ranking on the line in front of what is sure to be mammoth crowd at the Hisense Arena in Melborne and Hatton has no doubts about the fight’s importance. (more…)



September 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Three female bouts on same card, a first for Southern California

By Felipe Leon

This Thursday night, California boxing hall of fame and NABF female promoter of the year Bobby D. Presents will showcase a much awaited fight card billed as “San Diego Fights: Dangerous Divas” where for the first time in southern California three female fights will be featured on the scheduled five-bout card. The live professional boxing event will take place at the new home for San Diego Boxing, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley. In the main event, San Diego’s own two-time world champion Jolene “Classy Assasin” Blackshear (8-5, 3KO) will have a true test in her hands when she takes on the always tough Susan Reno (1-2-1) of New York for six light flyweight rounds. (more…)



September 3rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Foxwoods Main Card Fantasy Preview

This week, the UFC not only returns to Connecticut for the first time in several years with the UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi card, but the show takes place on Friday, which longtime fans will remember as the regular stomping grounds for the promotion . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Charlie Powell dies at 82

Former heavyweight contender Charlie Powell has passed away at the age of 82. Powell fought the likes of Cassius Clay and Floyd Patterson while compiling a career record of 25-11-3 with 17 KOs. He campaigned between 1953 and 1965. In addition to boxing, Powell played seven years in the NFL.



September 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather comments on 50 Cent’s accusations of illiteracy. More

Manny Pacquiao scoffs at Mayweather’s undefeated record. More

Coming soon to Philly: Nine feet of Joe Frazier. More

Michigan hopeful Jordan Shimmell gets matched in Las Vegas. More

 



September 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Francisco Palacios opponent named

Former cruiserweight world title challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) will come off a two year layoff against heavy-handed Epifanio Mendoza (39-18-1, 34 KOs) on September 20 at the Mela Room in Orlando, FL.

“Epifanio Mendoza is a very dangerous opponent and some are questioning why I’m taking on such a risky guy when I’ve been out of the ring for two years,” said Palacios, an Orlando resident who is now training under the watchful eye of John Scully. “My goal is to win a cruiserweight championship next year and facing a tough challenge in my comeback fight should show everybody how serious I am about making it to the top.”

Palacios and Mendoza meet for the USBU cruiserweight belt in the eight round main event. Promoted by World Wide Elite Entertainment, tickets to “The Comeback” are $25 for general admission, $45 to sit ringside and $500 for VIP tables of 6 with bottle service included. Call 561-702-7068.



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Algieri Commercial Shoot

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York’s undefeated WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri pose together during a commercial shoot Tuesday, on ‘Day 9′ of their worldwide tour.

Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., are on a 27,273-mile media tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

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September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao twice in 2015?

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the San Francisco Chronicle that the long awaited confrontation between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could happen next year. “Both networks want this fight to happen,” said Arum. “All signs seem to point to the fight happening early next year. There is a sell-by date, where it becomes ‘Who cares?’ It has to happen by the first six months of next year. And if it happens, there should be a provision with a different percentage for the rematch. So that the winner is rewarded for winning the fight. I would love to see these guys fight twice next year.”

Floyd Mayweather, however, was mum about the possibility of facing Manny. “As of right now I can’t say what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather,” said Floyd at a workout on Tuesday. “I can’t overlook Maidana. And I think that’s what happened in the Marquez-Manny fight. Manny was too focused on Floyd Mayweather instead of the guy that was in front of him. So as of right now, Manny Pacquiao is not my focus.”



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins, Kovalev NYC Presser Quotes

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

WBA & IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev held a press conference in New York City and a media roundtable in Philadelphia Tuesday to officially announce their light heavyweight unification bout on Saturday, Nov. 8 taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Check out what the fighters and promoters had to say below:

Bernard Hopkins: “When fighters want to fight, this is what happens. When we really want to do it and our promoters do as well, we get it done…I take everything I do extremely seriously. But people ask me, how can I continue to do this? I have no plan or timetable when I put my mind to something…I want the best. Hagler fought the best. Ray Leonard fought the best. The Alis of the world, they fought the best. I’m from the era where I fought the best and that’s important to me. I receive undisputed status in 2001 and that was special. (more…)



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Quillin yet to sign off on Korobov fight

Could WBO middleweight Peter Quillin pass up a career high $1.4 million payday against mandatory challenger Matt Korobov? The Quillin camp has asked for two extensions to sign for the fight against Korobov, which would be promoted by Roc Nation Sports, which won a purse auction with a $1,904,840 bid. The reason for the delays are said to be Quillin Family’s desire for privacy after the birth of a son last Saturday. The WBO has set a final deadline of Thursday.

There is speculation that the Quillin camp is looking at a fight with newly crowned WBA “regular” titlist Daniel Jacobs instead. However, if Quillin takes that fight, he will almost certainly be stripped of the WBO belt. Both Quillin and Jacobs are managed by Al Haymon.



September 2nd, 2014

UFC

UFC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The UFC® announced today the launch of a nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring top Hispanic UFC stars. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and The Ultimate Fighter® season one winner Diego Sanchez lead more than a dozen UFC fighters and personalities on a month-long celebration in honor of Hispanic heritage and to give fans the opportunity to meet their favorite Hispanic fighters. UFC partners and affiliates such as FOX Deportes, Metro PCS, Comcast, COX and Anheuser-Busch will also take part in the celebration. In addition, the UFC will team up with the MLS’ Houston Dynamo as well as the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball, for exciting fan events at upcoming sporting events. Along with the announcement of the UFC selling out UFC 180 in Mexico City on Nov. 15 and the breakthrough success of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, Hispanic Heritage Month will be the perfect celebration of diversity in the UFC and will showcase amazing Hispanic athletes proudly representing their culture. (more…)



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins and Kovalev hold court in Philadelphia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Light Heavyweight kings Bernard Hopkins, 55-6-2, 32 KOs, the WBA/IBF 175-pound champion, and Sergey Kovalev, 25-0-1, 23 KOs, champion of the WBO, held court with the Philadelphia media at the Liacouras Center on North Broad Street Tuesday morning. The event was the first stop on a two-city promotional jaunt to promote their upcoming unification fight, scheduled for November 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Hopkins and Kovalev stopped in Philly before traveling to New York for a second press conference. Both boxers appeared upbeat and ready to fight. (more…)



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko opponent named

On Friday, September 19, Heavyweight Joey Dawejko take on Yohan Banks in the featured 8-round bout at Harrahs Philadelphia. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions, XFE and Peltz Boxing Promotions.

Banks of Redwood City, California has a record of 7-8-3 with 5 knockouts. He has wins over undefeated former Miami Hurricane standout Qudtrine Hill (1-0) & Skyler Anderson (16-1-1). Banks is riding 2 fight knockout streak with big wins over Bomani Parker and his last bout when he stopped Tim Puller (20-6) in four rounds on September 21, 2013 in Shelton, Washington.

Dawejko of Philadelphia has a record of 11-4-2 with 4 knockouts and is on a three fight winning streak. (more…)



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Former Champions Ricardo Mayorga and Samuel Peter to Return September 27 in Oklahoma City

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, big-name boxing returns to Oklahoma City, as Ivaylo Gotzev and his Epic Sports and Entertainment will present a show entitled “Rumble on the River” at OKC Downtown Airpark. Featured in the dual main events will be the return of a pair of well-known names.

Appearing in separate bouts will be colorful and always entertaining former WBA/WBC Welterweight and former WBC Light Middleweight Champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 KOs) and hard-hitting former WBC Heavyweight Champion Samuel Peter (34-5, 27 KOs).

Also, former IBF Light Middleweight champion “Yory Boy” Campas (102-17-3, 79 KOs) will be going for 103rd victory in the chief supporting bout.

All three former champions’ opponents will be announced shortly.

Tickets for “Rumble on the River” start at $25 and are available at any Buy For Less location or online at www.airparktickets.com. VIP tables are also available by calling 818.575.0151.



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Crolla: I lose everything if i don’t beat Diaz

Lightweight Anthony Crolla knows his world title dreams will left in tatters if he does not overcome Gamaliel Diaz when they clash for the WBO Inter-Continental title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13. Crolla is ranked fourth with the WBO and victory over former WBC Super Featherweight champion Diaz will see the ‘Million Dollar’ Manchester man close in on a World title challenge.

The 27 year old is hoping his hometown crowd can help roar him to victory as they have done before, and says he is expecting a tough encounter with Mexican Diaz.

“Early on his career he lost quite a few but since then he has learnt how to fight,” said Crolla. “He is a former World champion and he holds a win over Robert Guerrero. This is the most important fight of my career because if all goes wrong for me on September 13 then the big plans I have for World titles back in Manchester won’t happen. (more…)



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada, Segura ready for epic battle

Things are all set for Saturday’s big showdown at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City where WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco ‘Gallo’ Estrada (26-2, 19 KOs) will face former champion Giovani ‘Guerrero Azteca’ Segura (32-3, 28 KOs).

Juan Francisco Estrada: “We’re almost ready. Now all I have to do is take care of the weight and fine tune some technical details, but the preparation already finished. I am anxious to be in there with Segura.”

Giovani Segura: “We already wrapped up practically everything, so now all we have left is work on flexibility and speed. It will be something light during the afternoon. We’re already on the weight and I don’t believe that there is problem. Lately I’ve weighed 112 pounds before the day of the weigh-in. As always I’ll give everything in the ring and win. This fight will be another war.”



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Bonus Boxing Buzz

World champions Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will host a New York City press conference today to officially announce their November 8 light heavyweight unification bout taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO.

Boxing writer Mark Turley has written a new book titled Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business, a New Perspective on the Noble Art Hardcover, scheduled for release on September 18. The book tells a story of the modern-day boxers who lose for a living with in depth interviews with a number of boxers with more than 100 career losses.

Looks like cruiserweight rivals Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will be fighting in a world title eliminator on December 6 in Sheffield, England.



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Tapia returns October 4

Jr. middleweight contender Glen ‘Jersey Boy’ Tapia (21-1, 13 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, faces Donatas Bondorvas (18-5-1, 6 KOs), of Chicago, in a 10-round clash on Saturday, October 4th at Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City, NJ. It will Tapia’s first fight since annihilating Keenan Collins in one round in June. He was also scheduled to fight on the July 26 Golovkin-Geale card in New York City, but that bout was scratched by the NYSAC due to a minor blood abnormality.

Also on the card is an interesting fight between undefeated super middleweight Jesse Hart, (14-0, 11 KOs), of Philadelphia and Robert Jose Acevedo (8-2, 5 KOs), of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in an eight rounder.



September 2nd, 2014

UFC

John Moraga: Something to Prove

When your trade is stepping into the Octagon and attempting to break the will of another individual, there is always going to be something to prove. There will never be a moment in a fighter’s career where this won’t be true, even in the most basic sense. Yet, some fighters shun the idea and twist the concept around to where the only people they have to please are themselves and those who have invested the time and effort to help them improve, and believe the only pressure which exists is the type they chose to wear . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Abatangelo: I’m coming to Copenhagen to avenge Italy’s honor

Stefano “The Hammer” Abatangelo (18-3-1, 6 KOs) is out for revenge! The Turin-based boxer travels to Denmark to face Erik Skoglund (20-0, 11 KOs) for the European (EU) and IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight titles on September 13 at TAP1 in Copenhagen. The 32 year-old has vowed to end the young Swedes winning streak against Italian opposition and avenge his countrymen’s defeats. “I know that Erik has enjoyed some success versus Italians in the past, but his run is coming to an end on September 13. I might have been overcautious when I fought his team mate Juergen Braehmer last year. But this time, I won’t make the same mistake: I respect Erik, but I am ready to walk through him with my pressure.”

The Italian’s coach Dino Orsa also believes Skoglund will have met his match when he squares off against Abatangelo in the Danish capital. “Erik may have been able to get past Lorenzo Di Giacomo and Danilo D’Agata as of late, but Stefano will offer him something different,” said Orsa. “Erik better not be fooled by Stefano’s tactics in the Braehmer fight: this time we will come with a different attitude. Erik is a good fighter, but he is nowhere near Braehmer’s level. We are coming to win, we will not be cautious and we will be returning to Italy with the belts!”



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao haunted by the Floyd Mayweather showdown he can’t seem to get. More

Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua fights for first title. More

East Harlem boxing gym fights for survival. More

Belfast’s Carl Frampton guided by Barry McGuigan. More



September 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao takes over Dodger Stadium

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao (L) meets Dodger legend Sandy Koufax (R) after throwing out the 1st pitch at Dodger Stadium before the Los Angeles-Washington Nationals game on Monday, ‘Day 8′ of his worldwide tour with New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri.

Pacquiao and Algieri , along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., are on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

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September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Cardenas in Laredo, waiting for Baby Bull

Photo: Pete Susens

Carlos Cardenas arrives in Laredo with trainer Cuitlahuac Maldonado for his ten round bout Saturday at The Laredo Energy Arena. Cardenas will meet former World Champion Juan Diaz of Houston in the main event.

Cardenas, 20-8-1, 14 KOs is coming off a five round knockout over Carlos Lopez while Diaz, Houston’s Baby Bull, 39-4, 19 KOs, is riding his own four fight winning streak that includes victories over tough journeymen Geraldo Robles and Juan Santiago.

The card showcases seven undefeated fighters including welterweight contender Brad Soloman 22-0, 8 KOs, undefeated Oklahoma youngster Alex Saucedo, 13-0, 9 KOs, lightweight Casey Ramos, 16-0, 5 KOs, San Antonio’s Ivan Najera 14-0, 8 KOs and former Olympic Gold Medalist Egor Mekhontsev, 4-0, 4 KOs of Russia. Two local undefeated boxers, Juan Bryand, 1-0 and Irving Tapia, 3-0, round out the card. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Garcia-Gallo

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A warm night near the ocean in Del Mar, CA, was the host for Jorge Marron Productions in association with Paco Presents and A&T Gym’s “Battle in the Saddle” inside the Paddock area of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Along with the five professional bouts, a special attraction exhibition fight between horse racing jockeys Elvis “Heartbreak” Trujillo and Corey “Knockout” Nakatani headlined the night. Judged by fans picked out the crowd, Panama’s Elvis Trujillo won an entertaining three rounder via unanimous decision and even dropped the Nakatani in the third round with a straight right.

In the main event of the pro boxing card, Ruben Garcia (11-0, 5KOs) of Mexico City was awarded a controversial unanimous decision over Javier Gallo (29-10-1, 12KOs) of Buena Park, CA, by way of Tijuana over a super bantamweight six rounds. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing Result

Western Alliance 14: Full Report

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

In the main event Nathaniel May claimed the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Featherweight Title with an impressive unanimous points victory over James Mokoginta.

The 19 year old May, was quicker and used slick movement throughout the fight. However May was lucky not to be disqualified in round 8 when retaliating to a low blow he received from Mokoginta. May took some time to recover, but upon resumption seemed to deliberately hit Mokoginta with a low blow that had his opponent on the canvas in a spot of bother. May received a warning from experienced referee Gary Ingraham and after Mokoginta was given time to recover, the fight continued, where May cruised to his point’s victory. Judges scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 97-93.

This boxing event at the WA Italian Club in North Perth last night, but it was really all about one special little girl. The Perth boxing community came together and got behind a worthy cause at Western Alliance 14 – “Fighting For Kira”. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from South Korea

By Victor Lee
Photos: Aaron Jang

In a ten-round non-title super bantamweight main event, current WBC World Youth super bantamweight champion Yeajoon Kim (9-1-2, 4 KOs) took on Thai journeyman Susu Sithjadaeng (7-5, 2 KOs). Kim, one of the few glimmers on the desolate horizon of professional boxing in South Korea, has two nicknames: “Pacquiweather” and “Troublemaker.” The first comes from his impetus to fuse the best aspects of both the would-be Sarangeti Senator and Money Team Magnate. The second derives from his habit of arriving at the scales overweight.

“Pacquiweather” Kim captured the WBC World Youth super bantamweight title in Kanazawa, Japan in April against local Akihiro Matsumoto in an impressive come-from-behind TKOs 9 stoppage. Today’s bout was originally scheduled to be Kim’s first title defense, but that plan had to be scrapped due to various problems between the KBC (Korean Boxing Commission) and recently established KBF (Korean Boxing Federation), under whose auspices this promotion took place. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

UFC

TUF Latin America – Episode 2 Preview

It was very clear from the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America that the divide between the two teams living in the house this season may be wider than any cast in the history of the show. It’s quite common for the international versions of the series to feature the most hostile relationships as home country pride goes on the line, and it’s also natural for the fighters on each team to stick with the guys from their native land . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Broner back in action Saturday

Photo: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Photo: Mark Zerof – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy


Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a SHOWTIME Boxing event on Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner will face Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout.

“It’s always good to fight at home,” said Broner, who, in his last bout at U.S. Bank Arena in July 2012 stopped Vicente Escobedo in five rounds. “It’s overdue. I will not disappoint my Cincinnati fans. I’ll make sure to put up a good show for them. Taylor is a young, talented fighter, but he’s not ready to solve this ‘Problem.'”



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, is getting set for his next fight when he takes on fellow Mexican Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs). Saturday September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Fightnews.com caught up with Santa Cruz at his training camp headquarters the Who’s Next Boxing Gym in Industry, California working with his father and trainer Jose Santa Cruz alongside with his brothers former WBC lightweight champion Jose Armando and former lightweight Roberto Santa Cruz. The champ spoke to us about his upcoming fight and training camp.

“I feel good. I started training camp a month ago. I was in the gym training lightly so we are training hard already,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com.

His father and trainer Jose Santa Cruz added, “Leo is ready now. If the fight were to take place tomorrow he would be ready.” (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Frampton says he “can see the hate in Martinez’ eyes”

By James Slater

A lot has happened to super-bantamweights Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez since their exciting February 2013 meeting that was won by Frampton. Spaniard Martinez bounced back from the 9th-round stoppage loss he suffered at the hands of the unbeaten star from Belfast, winning the IBF crown that will be on the line on Saturday night.

Frampton has grown and grown, winning all 18 of his pro bouts, two of these wins coming after the win over Martinez; while Martinez, the older man by a year at age 27, has won four in a row since being stopped for the only time in his career. And with so much on the line in the rematch – a world title, revenge for Martinez and the futures of both men – fans can expect a memorable, perhaps savage fight at the purpose-built arena at The Titanic Quarter in Northern Ireland.

Speaking with Ben Dirs of BBC Sport, Frampton said he “can see the hate” in the eyes of the reigning IBF champion. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

WBF Executive Board Meeting Notes

At the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Executive Board Meeting this past weekend held in Cologne, Germany, WBF President Howard Goldberg of South Africa and WBF Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz of Germany were re-elected for a second five-year term in office. In addition, WBF Executive Committee Chairman Torben Seemann Hansen of Denmark was voted in as second Vice President alongside Nartz. (more…)



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