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By James Slater
Two aging heavyweights, former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev and Mike-Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams, meet tonight in a scheduled ten round bout in Krasnodar, Russia. The 44-year-old Maskaev (38-7, 28 KOs) was to have faced Corey “T-Rex” Sanders in a rematch of a 2002 meeting which was won by Sanders via 8th-round TKO, but Sanders was unable to get a visa to travel to Russia. 40-year-old Williams, who has a 44-18, 33 KOs record (having lost his last eight outings, half by stoppage) was available and has been brought in at short notice. Maskaev, known as “The Big O,” launched his latest comeback in December of 2012, and since then he has picked up two wins (a 3rd-round TKO over Owen Beck and, last time out in May of this year, a ten-round UD over Jason Gavern).
World championship boxing returns to the Lone Star State this week with an exciting tripleheader featuring two world title fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that’s been building for over six years. Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia; 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan will be looking to settle each other’s hash in a 10-round featherweight rumble and undefeated #1 and #2 contenders and one-time U.S. Olympians Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan And Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade will battle it out for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title This boxing extravaganza will take place on Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
By Brett Bonetti
WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KO’s) will take on the IBO World Featherweight Champion Simpiwe “V12″ Vetyeka (25-2, 15 KO’s) in a battle of Featherweight Champions in the Main Event of the next Dragon Fire: World Championship Boxing event on Friday December 6 at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia.
In April this year, Vetyeka stopped Indonesia’s “heir to the throne” Daud Cino Yordan in Jakarta, Indonesia and walked away with the IBO World Featherweight Championship. Chris John, The WBA Fighter of the Decade will be looking to restore Indonesian national pride and avenge the loss of his countryman.
John, a national treasure in his homeland was recently honoured by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo with the Bintang Jasa Star medal for outstanding contributions towards John’s native Indonesia, the homeland of 242 Million people. The Dragon will also attempt to create history and equal Eseubio Pedroza’s long standing record of 19 WBA World Featherweight title defenses. (more…)
Mark Coleman was 31 years old. He had just finished a stellar amateur wrestling career that saw him win a NCAA Championship in 1988 for The Ohio State University, earn All-American status twice, and also compete for the United States in the 1992 Olympics. But the competitive fires still burned, and he had no idea where his athletic career was going to lead him . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Edgar Torres (5-6-1, 4 KOs) has been confirmed as the next opponent for featherweight Dennis Ceylan (8-0, 5 KOs). The Danish Olympian will be looking to keep his unblemished record when he returns to action at the Nordic Fight Night on November 16 at Musikteatret Albertslund. In the main event of the evening, WBA/WBO Intercontinental middleweight beltholder Patrick Nielsen defends his titles against Jose Pinzon from Mexico.
Photos: Pete Susens
Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (22-0, 18 KOs) and challenger Alberto Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs) squared off at Corpus Christi International Airport upon their arrival in Corpus Christi Sunday night for their battle on Saturday at The American Bank Center here. Walters, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, arrived with his team of trainer Celso Chavez, coordinator Patrick Buteau, and father Job Walters. Garza’s team consists of Victor Alfaro, Jesus Garza, and Hector Garcia. Garza hails from Mexico City. The Walters-Garza world title bout will be televised on Top Rank’s international telecast. (more…)
Unbeaten super lightweight and former USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (6-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, California tho Saturday’s UniMas card at the Golden Eagle Arena in Lemoore, California. Ramirez will face Erick Hernandez (4-4-1, 2 KOs) on a card billed as “The Fight for Water.” Ramirez wants his first local pro bout to bring attention to and help resolve the state’s water crisis and to promote economic growth in the area he grew up. In the co-feature, super featherweight Alejandro Perez (18-3-1, 12 KOs) meets Miguel Zamudio (25-2-1, 13 KOs) in a ten-rounder. The UniMas telecast will air at midnight ET/11PM PT.
By Rick Scharmberg
Friday Night Fights returns to the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware on Friday, November 22. In the main event, Edgar Santana (28-4, 19 KOs) will fight in a ten round junior welterweight bout against an opponent to be determined. In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC Youth Welterweight champion Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (18-0, 10 KOs) will also take on an opponent to be named. (more…)
An free event for amateur/professional fighters, trainers and managers titled “The Winning Edge in Combat Sports: How to Get It and Maximize Your Health” will take place on November 15th at the Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The two-hour program is presented by Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a leading authority on brain health in contact sports, and sponsored by Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
Subject matter covered includes
- Developing and maintaining a winning attitude
- Maintaining optimal nutrition amidst the challenges of rapid weight loss
- Understanding performance-enhancing drugs and the latest trends
- Recognizing concussion and the effects of repetitive head trauma
- Drawing for restaurant certificates and other great prizes. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing. (more…)
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Myung-goo Yuh Promotion
ABCO #2 superfly Myung-goo Yuh (12-4-1, 7 KOs) successfully captured the vacant WBC Asia 115lb title as he scored a third round TKO over ABCO #5 Khunkiri Wor Wisarut (10-7-1, 5KOs) on Sunday at Jangyoo Sports Center in Gimhae City, South Korea. Yuh impressively showed his powerful punches, dropping his foe once with a bodyshot in the opening round. The show in round two looked exciting when Thailander aggressively exchanged punches with the local hero in this close affair round. Finally, the show rapidly ended in round three when the Korean landed a big right straight which brutally dropped his contender, forcing the referee Young-il Ahn to stop the bout at 0:40. photos
George Groves gives Carl Froch a verbal beating, ahead of their title showdown. More
Yes, the media is still buying in to the possibilities of a Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather showdown. More
A man has been arrested for an alleged attacking of Stephen Burns, father of champion Ricky Burns. More
Local coverage from Pensacola, Fla., on Roy Jones Jr.’s latest return to the ring. More
By Johnny B’
The co-main event bouts at the Danceland Ballroom in downtown Davenport Iowa both went the distance Saturday evening.
CBA and Mid-American middleweight beltholder George Carter Jr. from Galesburg, Illinois retained his titles and raised his record to 11-0, 6 KOs by outboxing game challenger Skyler Thompson over six rounds. Thomson, a hard hitting veteran from Rockford Illinois, was competitive in every round, but fell just a bit short as Carter outscored him in the fast paced match. Judges Pete Henkels, Yale Loiacono and Adam Pollack all handed in identical scores of 60-54. Thompson’s record falls to 12-9, 10 KOs.
In the final bout of the evening, super middleweight Feliciano Correa continuing his comeback at the age of 43, elevating his career record to 18-6-1, 9 KOs, outworking 45-year-old Jason Medina in a grueling battle of elder statesmen. Correa’s efforts were rewarded with a split decision victory over Medina who’s record dropped to 3-13, 3 KOs. Iowa judges Pete Henkels and Adam Pollack both had Correa as the winner while Illinois judge, Yale Loiacono had Medina ahead on his scorecard. Referee Gilbert Richardson raised the hand of Correa as he celebrated his hard earned victory. Feliciano quickly left the ring with his new CBA Latino championship belt.
By Karl Freitag
Nathan Lewkowicz, Vice President of Sampson Promotions, has updated Fightnews.com on the condition of heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov. The brave Russian warrior who went ten brutal rounds against Mike Perez Saturday night in front of a packed house at Madison Square Garden and a worldwide TV audience on HBO, is still in ICU at Roosevelt Hospital and remains in stable condition. According to Lewkowicz, Abdusalamov had part of his skull removed to reduce swelling.
Ken Hershman, President of HBO Sports, issued the following statement: “The thoughts and prayers of all of us at HBO Sports are with Magomed Abdusalamov. We are grateful for the medical care he is receiving here in New York City and out of respect for Magomed and his family, we will wait for any official updates on his condition before making any further statements.”
By Robert Coster
Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Nicholas” The Axeman” Walters is flying to Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday from Panama where he will participate in the Top Rank Boxing / HBO televised mega-card this coming Saturday. The card will feature three world championship bouts plus the much anticipated rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan.
The Jamaican-born Walters (22-0, 18 KOs), recently signed up by Top Rank, will be making his first title defense and first appearance in a US ring against tough Mexican challenger Alberto “Kirchis” Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs). Walters is accompanied by veteran trainer Celso Chavez, father Job Walters and Patrick Buteau of Premium Boxing Promotion (of Panama). Manager Jacques Deschamps will be joining the group on Tuesday. Before leaving for Texas, Walters commented, “I am fired up at the prospect of being given the opportunity to show the US boxing fans who is Nicholas Walters. I not only want to win, I want to make a statement. ‘This is the Axeman, he’s for real and he is a major player in the featherweight division.’”
By Przemek Garczarczyk
According to Boris Grinberg, manager of heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov, Mago is doing better. “He is in the hospital, under steady observation but he’s definitively better with every passing hour,” Grinberg told Fightnews.com. “I want to say a big thanks for all the well wishes we received. We will know more Monday morning when our team will issue a special press release about Magomed’s health situation.”
By Ron Jackson
Siphosethu Mvula claimed the vacant SA junior bantamweight title when he beat Unathi Gqoma in East London on Sunday. The six-fight novice won by what seemed a rather fortunate unanimous decision. Judges Siya Vabaza-Booi and Lulama Mtya scored it 116-112 and 116-113 and Simphiwo Mbini handed in a card showing 116-111. (more…)
Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman
The WBC had its final day of closed door directorate meetings today- Sunday, ahead of the Monday official opening of their 51st annual convention in Bangkok, Thailand. Board members began arriving earlier this week to fine tune the agenda and lay the ground work for the week’s meetings that lie ahead.
WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman did tell the board of directors that his father, WBC president Jose Sulaiman, is definitely on the mend after some touch-and-go days following delicate cadiac surgery several weeks ago. The younger Sulaiman also shared that the event organizer, board member General Kovid expressed his wishes that while the attending members do have matters to attend to during the week of meetings, he hopes that time is taken to enjoy the beauty and culture of the city of Bangkok in “the land of smiles,” as Thailand is known.
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko arrived today at 1 p.m. and will be present for the opening ceremonies Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. Bangkok time (9:30 p.m. Sunday night, EST in the U.S.). (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Boris Grinberg, manager of heavyweight warrior Magomed Abdusalamov, has confirmed to Fightnews.com that Abdusalamov has been placed in a medically induced coma at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. According to Grinberg, the 32-year-old Abdusalamov suffered a broken nose and cheek and a broken hand in his particularly brutal fight with Mike Perez Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater. Magomed complained of a severe headache several hours after the fight and doctors discovered a small blood clot on his brain. Grinberg stressed that Abdusalamov is in stable condition and more will be known soon. Fightnews will continue to monitor the situation.
Andy Lee thinks Froch would possibly be too powerful for Golovkin, doesn’t see Mayweather fighting GGG
By James Slater
Middleweight contender Andy Lee of Ireland is excited to be in the mix of what he calls a “very competitive” middleweight division. Stating last night on Sky Sports as he analysed the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens fight that he would like a shot at Golovkin himself, Lee said that in a couple of fights’ time he will be ready for the man known as GGG. Lee, 30-2(21) also made it clear he wants to fight Sergio Martinez.
“I think I have the style to beat him,” Lee said of Martinez. “And then maybe after that fight I’ll fight Golovkin. We’ll see. The word with Sergio is he’s looking to fight [Miguel] Cotto or maybe Canelo Alvarez, and is trying to avoid Golovkin, so we’ll see what happens.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world champion Anthony Mundine had a short response to archrival Danny Green’s comments yesterday. “Choc” told the Sunday Telegraph: “Dan relax, just relax. Your time will come at the weight I choose, at the venue I choose and at the payment I wish to give. There is only one captin of this ship —and it ain’t you.”
Mundine also indicated his priority is to resurrect the fight against Shane Mosley that fell apart at the eleventh hour last month.
After being taken from from the ring on a stretcher following his brutal twelfth round KO loss to Giovani Segura, former world champion Herman “Tyson” Marquez took some time to recover in his dressing room, then emerged with an IV in his arm. He thanked the fans before leaving in an ambulance for the hospital where he will be checked out. Tyson is believed to mainly be suffering from dehydration.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Gennady a 7, because he was fighting with the chip on his shoulder,” said Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a Fightnews.com interview after “GGG” successfully defended his title against very game Curtis Stevens in an almost sold out (only two ticket short!) Theatre in Madison Square Garden. “He wanted to hurt Stevens for all the BS he was doing, so he didn’t do exactly what we wanted him to do.”
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) talks to reporters at ringside following his fight with Curtis Stevens at MSG. GGG had a special message to Argentina: “Give me Sergio Martinez!”
By Shamus Young at ringside
Fighting as a junior middleweight, Zahir Raheem (34-3, 21 KOs) knocked Tim Coleman (19-4-1, 5 KOs) down four times and stopped him at 2:04 of the second round. After a feeling-out first round, Raheem decided to test Coleman’s conditioning with a few taps to the body. It was a wise choice, as Raheem dropped Coleman with a left hook to the body shortly after the start of round two. Soon after, he dropped him again with a right to the body. The third knockdown was another right to the body. The fourth and final knockdown was a left hook to the jaw. Referee Bobby Howard waved the fight off. The contract weight for the bout was changed from junior welterweight to 150lbs after Coleman weighed in heavy. (more…)
In an important WBO flyweight eliminator between former world champions, Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (31-3-1, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular twelfth round KO over hometown favorite Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (36-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Hermosillo, Mexico. As expected, it was a brutal encounter. Segura dropped Marquez in round four and methodically stalked “Tyson.” Marquez had his moments also, but Segura would not be denied, dropping Marquez again in round eleven and finally putting Marquez down for the count with a straight left after a wild exchange in the final stanza. Marquez was given oxygen and taken out on a stretcher. Segura is now mandatory challenger for WBA/WBO champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada. Time was 1:57.
Unbeaten WBC #14 super featherweight Miguel Berchelt (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO against Omar Estrella (15-6, 13 KOs).
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