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Saguilan barely gets past ex-champ Corley

Saguilan barely gets past ex-champ Corley

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC #7 lightweight Nery "La Pantera" Saguilan (34-4-1, 12 KOs) scored an unpopular unanimous decision over former world champion ...

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UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

Photos: Eric Killin / Top Rank Saul Rodriguez 130.8 vs. Ramsey Luna 131.4 Vic Pasillas 121.8 vs. Andres Tapia 123.8 Luis Ramos Jr. 139.2 vs. ...

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Wilder-Duhaupas Presser Quotes

Wilder-Duhaupas Presser Quotes

Photos: Heather Durham WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) hosted a press conference Thursday to formally announce ...

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Hosono, Yaegashi, Matsumoto victorious

Hosono, Yaegashi, Matsumoto victorious

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat WBA#4/WBC#11/IBF#6/WBO#7 featherweight Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (28-2-1, 20 KOs), 126, successfully kept his Japanese national 126-pound belt as ...

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Roy Jones Jr. signs Russian citizenship application

Roy Jones Jr. signs Russian citizenship application

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., from Pensacola, Florida, has signed his application for Russian citizenship before more than 100 members of the ...

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Boxing News

Adamu vows to finish Nielsen in five

Ghanian super middleweight Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs) has issued a warning to Danish star Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) ahead of their WBA International title fight on Saturday at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. “I’m coming to Copenhagen take his title,” said the former Commonwealth champion. “Patrick is a good fighter but I have fought and beaten better men than him. I’m like a lion, I’m fearless and I never give up. He will not be able to last more than five rounds with me! I will not reveal my game plan but what I will say is that the fans can expect fireworks. It’s going to get too hot for Patrick to handle. After I knock him out, the belt will be coming back to Ghana with me.” (more…)



June 17th, 2015


Boxing News

Feigenbutz lands WBA interim title shot

Super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (19-1, 18 KOs) will face Mauricio Reynoso (15-1-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA “interim” super middleweight title as chief support for Arthur Abraham’s fourth WBO world title fight with Robert Stieglitz on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Feigenbutz gets his first shot at world glory when he takes on the Peruvian-puncher Reynoso, and the 19-year-old KO specialist aims to prove he is ready for global domination by becoming the youngest German fighter to claim a version of the world title. (more…)



June 17th, 2015

UFC

Peter Sobotta: A Changed Man

Before the work in the gym starts and the fists and feet start flying, it’s just Peter Sobotta and the forest at home in Balingen, Germany. It’s a time to run, yet beyond the physical, it’s an important few minutes alone to get the mental part of his game right . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Sonjica wins WBC silver featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

Former South African and IBO super bantamweight champion Thabo Sonjica from Duncan Village won the vacant WBC silver featherweight title when he stopped George Krampah of Accra, Ghana in the fourth round in a complete mismatch on Saturday at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London. Sonjica who has a record of 20-2, 15 KOs dominated from the first round as he battered Krampah 13-2, 11 KOs, throughout. Krampah holds the Ghana featherweight title. (more…)



June 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Hernandez to defend IBF title on July 25

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez will defend his title in hostile territory on July 25. Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will make his mandatory defense against Argentinean Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) in Buenos Aires. The bout landed in the challenger’s backyard because promoters agreed that the location would be the most lucrative for both boxers. All of the previous pro bouts for the 2004 Cuban Olympian Hernandez have taken place in Germany.



June 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton ready for the “fury of Mexican fans”

Amir Khan talks about an “explosive phone call” with Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Gennady Golovkin calls out Floyd Mayweather on TMZ

Danny Garcia on moving up to welterweight



June 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Andre Ward Media Workout

Photos: Tri Nguyen

Roc Nation Sports hosted a media workout at King’s Gym in Oakland, California on Tuesday featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and reigning WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward and his opponent Paul Smith showing their skills to reporters.

Also on hand were undercard fighters Wang Zhimin, Meng Fanlong, Aaron Coley and Tony HIrsch.

Ward vs. Smith, a 12 round bout takes place Saturday, June 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, will be televised live on the BET network.

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June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated Mexican knockout artist and No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez works out during media day at Fortunes Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Ca., Tuesday for his upcoming main event, Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. where he will be taking on DERECK “The Black Lion” EDWARDS in a 10- round super middleweight bout which will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV® at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank and Zapari Boxing Promotions, in association with Nord Boxing Promotions and Zanfer Promotions, This live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports®. photos



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez opponent named: Ruben Tamayo

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated human wrecking machine Oscar Valdez will be featured in a 10-round featherweight bout, against former world title challenger Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Jessie Vargas World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world championship fight, Next Saturday! June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Bradley vs. Vargas will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

“Oscar Valdez has carried his beloved Mexican Olympic flag into the pro ranks. Fans love to watch him fight because they know he brings dynamite in both fists,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. “His style of fighting — and winning — has the potential to make him one of the most popular fighters in the world. So far, Oscar has been nothing short of sensational.” (more…)



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Freitas-Oliveira rematch cancelled

An August 15 rematch in Brazil between former two-division titleholder Acelino “Popo” Freitas (39-2, 33 KOs) and the “Brazilian Rocky” Michael Oliveira (20-2, 15 KOs) was cancelled by Freitas citing a dispute concerning the fight’s television deal. Freitas came out of a five-year retirement to KO Oliveira in 2012, now on August 15, the 39-year-old “Popo” says he will fight another opponent. Freitas says he is currently considering three potential foes and will make an announcement shortly.

Oliveira lashed out in response in Instagram. “Popo I am very disappointed because I received the news from your lawyer saying that our fights August 15 in Santos was canceled on your behalf. I was ready to give you a very competitive fight and maybe even beating you this time. I believe that the reason of your withdraw was if you [fight] with the piece of sh– Argentinian for sure you would win. The company that promotes me had agreed upon donating $25,000 equivalent more or less 75,000 Brazilian currency towards the production of your event. Your lawyer or yourself didn’t live up to our previous agreement and wanted to investigate my contract with sportsTV which is none of your concern or anyone else’s as a matter of fact. Who is The a–hole now? You spoke out to the Brazilian media that you would fight and you would beat me even for free, what happened? You must be really afraid of me.”



June 16th, 2015

UFC

UFC steps up to sponsor Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Team Intrepid Fallen Heroes can count on UFC as its official title sponsor for the 34th annual Race Across America (RAAM) and its efforts to support military heroes and their families . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Mijares in the spotlight Friday

We do have televised boxing in the U.S. on Friday night this week. Former 115-pound titleholder Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (51-8-2, 25 KOs) looks to extend his current winning streak against Filipino slugger Vergel “Pangasinense Superman” Nebran (13-8-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight main event on FOX Deportes from the Salon Sinicato Secc 47 de Pemex in Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico.

In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the bantamweight division, Mexico City’s Irma “Torbellino” Garcia (11-1-1, 2 KOs) takes on Rosario, Argentina’s Marisa “La Nena” Portillo (16-9-2, 4 KOs). Opening up the telecast, Luis “Duro” May (16-8-1, 7 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico and Oscar Moran (9-5, 5 KOs) of Torreon, Mexico will fight in a 10-round bout for the NABF Bantamweight title.

The FOX Deportes tripleheader broadcast airs at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT.



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Sosa headlines LA Fight Club show

“LA Fight Club” returns to the historic Belasco Theater on Thursday, July 2 to kickoff Fourth of July weekend celebrations with a special broadcast on FOX Deportes. In the main event, Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez (25-3, 20 KOs) of Mexico City will take on the undefeated John Karl Sosa (13-0, 6 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a 10-round super lightweight bout. In the co-main event, undefeated featherweight Diego De La Hoya (10-0, 6 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico returns in a scheduled eight-round fight against Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-6-1, 10 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.

Opening up the telecast, Los Angeles transplant Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (10-0, 3 KOs) will face Ramiro Robles (12-3-1, 6 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico in an eight-round bout.

In the non-televised undercard, undefeated super bantamweight Emilio Sanchez (8-0, 6 KOs) and lightweight Cesar “The Great” Quiñonez (2-0, 1 KOs) will see action in separate bouts.



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Barthelemy-DeMarco undercard

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (19-1, 10 KOs) returns to the ring to face New Jersey’s Jason Escalera (15-3, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout as part of a full day of action Sunday, June 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The undercard will complement the Premier Boxing Champions on CBS show beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with the welterweight clash between Sammy Vasquez and Wale Omotoso followed by the showdown between former world champions Rances Barthelemy and Antonio DeMarco.

Also entering the ring is undefeated contender Lydell Rhodes (23-0, 11 KOs) who will take on Jared Robinson (15-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-round junior welterweight bout. (more…)



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev: I feel like my mid-20s

36-year-old WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev feels rejuvenated after hooking up with trainer Pedro Diaz (following the sudden death of his longtime trainer Fritz Sdunek). After eight weeks of preparation in Miami, the “White Tyson” is now training in Hamburg for his world title defense against Francesco Pianeta on July 11 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. “I feel in top shape,” said Chagaev. I haven’t felt this good in a long time – probably since ten years ago in my mid-20s. I’m looking forward to the fight. After almost a year break, I’m hungry and want to show my fans what I can do. I’m sorry for Francesco Pianeta that he’s facing me precisely at this stage of my career. He doesn’t stand a chance. He won’t know what hit him.”



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg vows to ‘do a number’ on Martinez

WBA “regular” super bantamweight titleholder Scott Quigg says he will produce a devastating performance defense against Kiko Martinez at the Manchester Arena on July 18. “It’s a fight that we want to go out and make a real statement,” said Quigg. “I’m confident that I can go out there and do a number on him. We’ve been preparing for what we expect Kiko to bring – we aren’t leaving anything to chance…I’m expecting him to come out all guns blazing from the off – he will get a massive shock when I return fire. Kiko doesn’t like being backed up and that’s something I’m confident I can do throughout.”

If Quigg produces the dominant performance he is promising the fans, then talk of a clash with rival Carl Frampton is certain to be revisited. Frampton took the IBF title from Martinez in September and defends it for the second time on the same night in Texas against Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr.



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Late Results from Arizona

Local junior welterweight favorite Abel Ramos (13-0-2, 8 KO) of Arizona remained unbeaten with a devastating second round knockout of Roberto Ramirez (13-2, 10 KOs) of Mexico last Saturday at The Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona. Ramos ended matters with a short left hook that sent Ramirez down and out. Ramirez only had lost once previously and that was by split decision.

Also, Ramos’ Journeyman Management stablemate middleweight Nathaniel Gallimore (5-0, 4 KOs) was extended the full distance for the first time. He won a dominant six round unanimous nod over Yosmani Abreu (4-10-2, 0 KOs) of Mexico.

The card was promoted by Fighthard Promotions (Rigo Ledezma & Sonny Gutierrez).



June 16th, 2015

UFC

UFC brings event to Monterrey in November

Following two star-studded events in Mexico City, the UFC will continue its tour of Mexico on Saturday, November 21, with a UFC Fight Night card to be held at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former British champ Anthony Small sells career memorabilia to fight jihad in Syria

Amir Khan continues to prod Floyd Mayweather for showdown

Wilder’s days are numbered, says Aussie Lucas Browne

Speaking of heavyweights, does Joseph Parker have what it takes?



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Englebrecht Promotions signs top female prospect

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Continuing what he started 20 years ago when he promoted first female boxing bout, promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that he has signed 4-0 Southern California female boxer Seniesa Estrada to a promotional contract. Estrada who turns 23 this June is a former National Amateur Champion winning the Junior Olympics in 2007 and was the #1 ranked female amateur boxer in the USA when she won the 2009 USA National Championship in Colorado Springs. Her amateur record was an astonishing 97 wins and 4 losses.

“Having promoted more female boxing bouts than any other promoter in the history of the sport, I am thrilled to have Seniesa and her team join Roy Englebrecht Promotions,” said Englebrecht. “With her skills in the ring, her large Southern California following, and her inner and outer beauty, she is a promoter’s dream.” (more…)



June 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Zurdo Ramirez at ESPN Deportes

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated Mexican knockout artist and No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez makes a special guest appearance, Monday on the “ESPN Deportes – A Los Golpes” show with hosts: legendary champion Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. , Bernardo Osuna and David Faitelson at the ESPN studios in downtown Los Angeles.

Ramirez will headline an all-action card, Friday, June 26, at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. where he will be taking on DERECK “The Black Lion” EDWARDS in a 10- round super middleweight bout which will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank and Zapari Boxing Promotions, in association with Nord Boxing Promotions and Zanfer Promotions, This live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

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June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

July 17 ShoBox quadrupleheader set

On Friday night, July 17 undefeated middleweight Antoine “Action” Dougas (17-0-1, 11 KOs) will headline a televised quadrupleheader when he takes on fellow undefeated Istvan Szili (18-0-2, 8 KOs) in a ten round bout from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Showtime’s acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation.

In the ten round co-feature, it will be a battle of undefeated middleweights as Derrick Webster (19-0, 10 KOs) will fight Arif Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs).

In an eight round super bantamweight bout, unbeaten Adam Lopez (12-0, 6 KOs) will take on fellow undefeated Eliecer Aquino (17-0-1, 11 KOs).

Opening the telecast will be super middleweight banger Jerry Odom (13-1, 12 KOs) against Samuel Clarkson (14-3, 8 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, Main Events and King’s Promotions. Ticket Information will be announced shortly.



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Gausha tops Saturday’s NBCSN telecast

Undefeated 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha (14-0, 8 KOs) will take on Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (18-4-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout to headline Premier Boxing Champions coverage on NBCSN beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Saturday, June 20, following the PBC on NBC telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Also in action on NBCSN is undefeated Robert Easter Jr. (13-0, 10 KOs) who will face Miguel Mendoza (21-5-2, 21 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Depending on timing, the Gausha vs. Grajeda bout could begin on NBC before switching over to NBCSN. (more…)



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Porter ready for Broner at 144lb catch weight

By Karl Freitag

Former world champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter had the media all to himself today when his opponent Adrien Broner was a no-show for an international media conference call on Monday. To make this fight, Broner insisted on a catch weight of 144 lbs., which the Porter camp agreed to. However, Porter isn’t happy about Broner trying to hush up the catch weight issue in the media.

“We’ve known for weeks now that the contracted weight is supposed to be 144,” said Porter. “Here we are doing everything we need to do as professionals to be on weight, be on point, be 100% and the ‘kid’ who chose to make the contracted weight 144 wishes not to talk about the contracted weight, wishes not to talk about any rehydration clause, wants to avoid any conversation involving weight limits or anything like that. And the more and more we talk about it, the more and more the animosity sets in because I’m a professional doing what I do at this high level for so long and my weight class is 147 for so long. You want to move up into my weight, then move up! Don’t be scared. Don’t be worried. Don’t be afraid. Put your skill on the line along with your record. Put it all on the line at 147. Don’t put it at 144, then not want to talk about it.”

The Broner-Porter clash takes place Saturday night on NBC from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Ward, Smith Conference Call Quotes

By Karl Freitag

Roc Nation Sports hosted an international media conference call on Monday with Olympic Gold Medalist and reigning WBA super middleweight world champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) and former world title challenger Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) gave their thoughts on Saturday night’s non-title clash at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. It will be Ward’s first ring appearance in 19 months.

Paul Smith: I’ve got all the respect in the world for Andre Ward and I thank him for giving me this shot, but I’m here to win…inactivity isn’t good for any fighter. Any fighter will tell you that. You have to stay active, you have to stay busy. All the training in the world in the gym is totally different…Andre Ward’s inactivity is what I can capitalize on Saturday night.

Andre Ward: It’s a beautiful thing when you come to fight week and you know that you haven’t cut any corners. I didn’t cut corners on any running. I didn’t cut corners on any sparring session. Every round for me counted. Every day counted. I’m more than prepared for anything Paul Smith brings to the table and I think this fight isn’t going to go the way he anticipates it…he’s gonna be hit early, he’s gonna be hit often, and he’s gonna realize very quick that ‘Man, this isn’t the guy that we scouted on paper.’



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing back in Greensboro, North Carolina

Unbeaten welterweight Ty-Keem “The Zombiemaker” Sadler (6-0, 5 KOs) faces Maurice “Mo Badd” Chalmers (14-11, 6 KOs) in an eight round contest on Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. In the co-feature, middleweight Scott Sigmon (25-6, 13 KOs) meets veteran Jonathon Reid (39-18, 16 KOs). Also unbeaten heavyweight prospect Trevor Bryan (16-0, 13 KOs) takes on journeyman spoiler Stacey Frazier (17-15, 13 KOs). Tickets are on sale at the Coliseum box office and at Ticketmaster online. Doors open at 7:30pm first fight is at 8:15pm.



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Florida poised for FBHOF Weekend

The seventh annual Florida Boxing Hall of Fame celebration is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 19, 20 and 21, 2015. It begins at 6:00 pm with a “Meet the Inductees Social Gathering” followed by an exciting evening of amateur boxing on Friday. Saturday morning will feature several book signings, in-ring workouts by boxers, fist castings of the inductees, and two interesting discussions hosted by Don Cogswell, Steve Canton, Tommy Torino and Enrique Encinosa. The Gala Dinner is Saturday night along with the popular “Silent Auction.” The weekend wraps up on Sunday morning with “Breakfast with the Inductees” and the formal induction ceremony. (more…)



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia, Malignaggi is official

Undefeated former jr welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs), who just relinquished the title, will take on Brooklyn’s own Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) in a welterweight clash at Barclays Center as Premier Boxing Champions will be live in primetime on ESPN on Saturday, August 1.

Danny Garcia: “It’s going to be a great fight against Paulie on August 1st. I’m looking forward to getting in the ring again, in my fifth appearance at Barclays Center, and putting on a great show for the East Coast fans in attendance and the fans watching all over the world. By the end of the night, I will still be the undefeated Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia. To all of the fans that love me, I love you too. This is for you.”

Paulie Malignaggi: “Although I have a ton of respect for Danny and his father Angel, both for what they’ve accomplished in the ring as well as the bond they share as father/son, I, like them, am a competitor through and through and in this sport it’s all about testing yourself against the elite. So I look forward to defending my home turf of Brooklyn and matching my skills against Danny’s at Barclays Center on August 1.”



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

GIANT Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Report/Gallery

By: Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos by: Peter Frutkoff /Peterfrutkoff.com

Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters scored a unanimous decision over WBA #7 Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. In the co-feature, WBO Latino lightweight champion Felix Verdejo defeated Ivan Najera over ten hard-fought rounds in another Mexico vs. Puerto Rico war. Click here for report and MASSIVE gallery of previously unpublished photos



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Photogallery: Wilder stops Molina; Pedraza captures jr lightweight title

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In the first world title fight in the state of Alabama, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) had to work harder than expected before dismantling Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-3, 17 KOs) with a ninth round knockout Saturday.

Hometown hero Wilder, who was born and still resides just 60 miles down the road in Tuscaloosa, dropped Molina, of Lyford, TX, with a straight right hand 63 seconds in the ninth round, prompting referee Jack Reiss to call the fight off as a result of Molina’s fourth and final knockdown of the evening in front of a raucous sold out crowd of 9,347 at Bartow Arena on the campus of University of Alabama Birmingham . . . Click here for more 



June 15th, 2015

UFC

UFC 188 Talking Points: Werdum Assumes Throne

Was it the altitude? The long layoff? A superior opponent?

It’s difficult to really know what happened to Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 Saturday night in Mexico City, but it might have been a combination of all of those . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 IBHOF Induction Wrap Up

Report/Video/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

An enthusiastic crowd lucked out with the weather yet again on this IBHOF induction weekend, as the final threat of inclement weather was averted until 30 minutes after the final acceptance speech was delivered. Eight living inductees were enshrined (seven in attendance) as well as three posthumous recipients of boxing’s highest honor.

Among the deceased inductees were two champions and a publicist in the non-participant category. (more…)



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Opinion: How to deal with overweight cases

By Joe Koizumi

Nicholas Waters failed to pass the weigh-in of the contracted and stipulated 126-pound, forfeited his WBA featherweight belt on the scale, but actually defeated the slated challenger Miguel Marriaga on Saturday in New York. It’s a shameful incident against the weight category system of boxing, since boxing should basically depend on the weight of the contestants. Obviously it is because the heavier weight, the greater power—in general—though there had been such rare exceptions as Henry Armstrong, Manny Pacquiao, etc. Should a boxer be heavier, he should logically have more quantity of muscles that can produce physical power which is essential and fundamental in boxing. (more…)



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Teen prospect Hwan aims to ignite Korean boxing

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Highly touted South Korean prospect Hwang Gyu Hwan (1-0, 1 KOs) will be in the main event on Sunday afternoon July 12th at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in Inchon City, South Korea. Hwan will face countryman Park Chan Hee (5-5-1) for the Korean Boxing Comission (KBC) super welterweight title. KBS N Sports will televise the show on tape delay locally. In just his second pro fight, Hwan is in his first ten-rounder and title fight. He is only 18 years old, but had a solid amateur career and there are high hopes for him to be his country’s next world champion.

There has been quite a boxing drought in South Korea. The country’s last world champion was In-Jin Chi way back in 2006. He twice won the WBC featherweight title and may be best known for his exciting decision loss to Erik Morales in Los Angeles in 2001. (more…)



June 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Unnoticed at home, Prince Naseem Hamed gets inducted into the Hall of Fame

What’s next for Deontay Wilder?

Puerto Rico has new shining star in Felix Verdejo

Stars come out for big Ricky Hatton celebration bash in Manchester



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