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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz 124.8 vs. Abner Mares 125.2 (vacant WBA "super" featherweight title) Hugo Ruiz 121.4 vs. Julio Cesar Ceja ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Trevor Bryan 227 vs. Derric Rossy 235.5 Juan Ubaldo Cabrera 160 vs. DeCarlo Perez 160.5 Nat Visinia 273 vs. Joey Dawejko 236.25 Venue: ...

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Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions With just days to go until their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown, Leo "El Terremoto" Santa ...

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Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Ticket Alert

Tickets for the highly anticipated showdown between WBC Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto and former two-time Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $2,000, $1,750, $1,250, $650, $350 and $150, not including applicable service charges, and can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office, ticketmaster.com, mandalaybay.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket orders are limited to four per person.

Cotto and Canelo faced off today in Los Angeles in the first leg of their four-city press tour.

Miguel Cotto: I’m here not asking for sympathy. Everything I have in life is because of my sacrifice. On November 21st, I’m going to show the world what Miguel Cotto is made of.

Canelo Alvarez: I’m gonna prepare the best I ever have. I want be ready for this fight and I want to win because like every Mexican we come here to be victorious.

Freddie Roach: Miguel will be in great shape for this fight and we will win by knockout.



August 24th, 2015


Boxing News

Soro out, Boxcino winner Thompson in against Smith

Promoter Frank Warren has announced Liam Smith will now face ESPN “Boxcino” tournament winner John Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBO world super welterweight championship on October 10th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Thompson, who won Boxcino after joining as a late sub, replaces Michel Soro. The title was previously held by Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who was stripped for inactivity.

Promoter Frank Warren: “Having agreed and confirmed a deal with Soro’s promoter and then having announced the fight, I was very disappointed to hear there was an internal disagreement between him (Soro) and his promoter. We didn’t wish to be involved in this dispute and wait any longer for this to be resolved which would have held up the WBO title and Liam fighting for it. Therefore, we sought approval from the WBO for the next available contender which was John Thompson who jumped at the chance to fight for the World title. We’re still over six weeks’ away so Liam can adjust his training and strategy for Thompson who’s a tall, tough fighter and will be looking to cause a big upset by defeating Liam.”

Liam Smith: “I don’t care who’s in front of me, nobody is going to stop me from winning the world title. I’m not bothered about Soro, all I care about is Thompson and beating him and getting that belt around my waist. I’ve seen Thompson before as I keep my eye on everyone in the division as I might one day fight them. He’s tall and strong and can obviously bang a bit with his big upset in the Boxcino tournament. I’m more excited to be fighting an American as they bring that extra spice to the ring and it’s going to be cracker for the fans and viewers on BoxNation.”

John Thompson: “I am ecstatic at the opportunity. I will look to take advantage of it and ready to win and become world champion. It won’t feel like fighting the road. I have family in Scotland, who will be at the fight. I’ve been there before and that was a pleasure trip, I am coming this time for business.”



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Presser Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Terence Crawford made his next world title bout against Dierry Jean official today during a press conference at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center in an event open to the public.

Dierry Jean Manager Camille Estephan: “I am happy to announce the rematch will be right back here in Omaha. Dierry asked for this fight and when we told him it would be in Omaha he said ‘all the better.’ Dierry has the style and power to beat Crawford. Dierry only wants to fight and beat the best.”

Dierry Jean Trainer Mike Moffa: “Omaha is a great city. It will be a honor for Dierry to take Crawford’s world title belt back to Canada where it really belongs”

Terence Crawford Trainer Brian McIntyre: “This is getting personal. All Dierry Jean will be getting is a good ass-whipping. He will be no factor against Terence.”

Terence Crawford: “Wow – he asked to fight me. That’s good. I like it. I will be 100% prepared -probably more than 100% because of the way Dierry’s team has been talking.”

Note: Dierry Jean lost his passport two days ago and was unable to board his flight. He will be issued a new passport this week.

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez replaces Gavronski on ShoBox

Super middleweight Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-0, 16 KOs) of Santo Domingo, D.R. will now face Decarlo Perez (14-3-1, 5 KOs) in the 10-round super middleweight co-main event this Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast. Cabrera’s original opponent, Mike Gavronski, is unavailable to fight after having injured his hand in his most recent bout on August 15. Unbeaten heavyweight Trevor “The Dream” Bryan (15-0, 11 KOs) faces Derric Rossy (30-9, 14 KOs), in the main event. In an eight-round televised opener, 280-pound heavyweight Natu “The Truth” Visinia (11-1, 9 KOs) will Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-4-2, 7 KOs).



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl to be carried live on ESPN3

ESPN3 will carry promoter Dmitriy Salita’s “Brooklyn Brawl” event on Tuesday live from MCU Park in Coney Island. In the main event, former world title challenger Alex Miskirtchian (25-3-1, 9 KOs) faces Cornelius Lock (22-7-2, 14 KOs) in a featherweight clash scheduled for 10 rounds. Cruiserweight title challenger Junior Wright (13-1, 11 KOs) meets rugged Harvey Jolly (14-22, 7 KOs) in a bout scheduled for six rounds. Welterweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (6-0, 6 KOs) faces Cory Vom Baur (2-3) of Spokane, Washington, also in six. And two-time Irish Olympian John Joe Nevin (3-0, 2 KOs) brandishes his 2012 silver medal skills for four rounds against bantamweight Mexican mauler Victor Capaceta (4-7, 2 KOs).

“Live coverage on ESPN3 will be tremendous exposure for boxing in New York City, and for the Brooklyn Brawl series,” said Salita. “I am grateful that the talented boxers under my banner will appear live before a national audience. I grew up watching boxing on ESPN and am very honored to be promoting a show on ESPN3.”



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean Ticket Alert

Tickets Go On Sale at 2 P.M. CT Today!

Undefeated two-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Year, TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD, Omaha’s favorite son, will make a homecoming defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title against one-time world title challenger and current No. 2 world-rated contender, DIERRY “Dougy Style” JEAN, Saturday, October 24, at CenturyLink Center Omaha (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102). The championship event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Crawford vs. Jean world championship event go on sale at 2:00 p.m. CT Today! Priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127, reserved seat tickets are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge-by-phone call (800) 745-3000. To order online, visit ticketmaster.com.

“I will be totally prepared for whatever Dierry Jean brings to the ring,” said Crawford. “I love this big event as it is not often Omaha fans get to attend a prize fight live on HBO.”

“I just can’t wait! I want this. I’m hungry,” said Jean. “Crawford is the HBO darling who is supposed to be the next big thing but I will hurt him. Mark my words! I will be crowned world champion on October 24th.” (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol-Matthysse part of new WBC/VADA clean boxing program

The WBC (World Boxing Council) has joined forces with VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) to initiate the “WBC Clean Boxing Program,” first proposed by the late WBC President Jose Sulaiman. Under the directive of current WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and VADA President Dr. Margaret Goodman, the program will start with participation in the testing funding for the upcoming super lightweight division world championship between Viktor Postol and Lucas Matthysse scheduled for October 3rd for the vacant WBC title. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean kickoff press conference today

Undefeated two-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Year, Terence “Bud” Crawford, Omaha’s favorite son, and one-time world title challenger and current #2 world-rated contender, Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean, will host a news conference today announcing their October 24 world junior welterweight championship fight at the CenturyLink Center. The news conference at the CenturyLink Center Bud Light Zone (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102), which will be open to the public, will begin at 1:00 p.m. CT, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. CT. Joining Crawford and Jean will be Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. The press conference will be streamed live, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT, via www.toprank.tv. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto hits Los Angeles

Photos: Hector Santos/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto landed in Los Angeles, California for the kick off of the 4 city press tour of his highly anticipated mega fight against Mexican Superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The first stop of the Cotto vs. Canelo tour will be held at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be open to the public. Fan arrival is at 3:00pm and press conference starts at 5:00pm.

MC-Hits-L.A1

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Mendez defeats Cicero again

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Less than two months ago, Chicago boxing promoter Bobby Hitz couldn’t buy a fight. Literally. His July 10th card at the Belvedere in Elk Grove Village, IL had more dropouts than the Chicago Public School District, resulting in a mere 3 fights and a combined nine rounds of action. This past Saturday night in Hammond, IN however, saw a complete reversal of fortune in which Hitz had so many fighters clamoring for action that he was simply unable to showcase them all. The end result was a ten bout card that, from top to bottom, was one of the best the Chicago area has witnessed in quite some time.

In the night’s featured bout, Genaro Mendez (10-2-1, 6 KOs) Chicago, IL once again bested Agustin “El Aguila” Cicero (5-8-3, 4 KOs) Fishers, IN after six rounds of super lightweight action. Mendez, who took a decision over Cicero nearly three years ago, also at the Horseshoe, won the fight going away however Cicero, who was cut over the right eye as a result of an accidental headbutt early in round one, refused to fold and made Mendez work hard for the victory. (more…)



August 24th, 2015

Announcement

Ring 8 Family Picnic This Sunday in Long Island

ring8Ring 8’s annual Family Picnic will be held this Sunday afternoon (Aug, 30), 12-6 p.m. ET, at Brady Park in Massapequa Reserve, Nassau on Long Island, New York.

“All Ring 8 members, along with their families and friends, look forward to our annual picnic,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “It’s all about having fun, not necessarily boxing, but conversations do usually end up being about our favorite sport. This is also one of the few opportunities for Ring 8 members to bring their family and meet other members’ families and friends.” (more…)



August 24th, 2015

UFC

Holloway calls out Edgar after latest win

Max Holloway believes Frankie Edgar deserves a title shot.

But the featherweight title won’t be contested for another four months when Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo finally meet in the much-anticipated fight of the year at UFC 194 in December. So Holloway has another idea: Edgar should fight him . . . Click here for more

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August 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Abner Mares stakes his claim to Los Angeles

Is David Lemieux a pushover?

Former top female boxing champ Holly Holm talks UFC, Ronda Rousey

Floyd Mayweather shows off another new car

“I’m a heterosexual woman,” says former boxing promoter Kellie (Frank) Maloney



August 24th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Main: Injury Halts Oliveira; Holloway Wins

A highly-anticipated clash between featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira ended in anticlimactic fashion Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, with Holloway winning via first-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night main event when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to injury . . . Click here for more

Main card coverage: Magny, Cote big winners in Saskatoon

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August 24th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Prelims: Perez Halts Stout, Retires in Octagon

Entering Sam Stout’s Canadian backyard Sunday night, lightweight prospect Frankie Perez had the odds against him, but he not only put aside any nerves, but he stopped the veteran in less than a minute and then stunned the crowd at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon by retiring in the Octagon after the bout . . . Click here for more

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August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Valera wins WBA interim light heavy belt

In a clash for the vacant WBA “interim” light heavyweight title, unbeaten Felix Valera (13-0, 12 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Stanislav Kashtanov (33-2, 19 KOs) on Sunday night at the Rixos Mriya Resort Hotel in Yalta, Crimea, Russia. Valera got off to a good start, but by the fifth round, the much more experienced Kashtanov was in command. The rugged Valera, who had fought all his previous fights in the Dominican Republic, looked to land one big punch that never came, but he outboxed the tiring Kashtanov down the stretch. After a long delay, the announcement came with scores of 117-111 for Kashtanov and 115-113, 116-112 for Valera, who now shares the WBA world title with Sergey Kovalev and Jurgen Braehmer.

Former WBA interim middleweight champion Dmitry Chudinov (15-1-2, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over late sub Geard Ajetovic (26-13-1, 12 KOs). It was Chudinov’s comeback fight after losing his WBA belt to Chris Eubank Jr. in February.

Super middleweight Dilmurod Satybaldiev (9-1,2 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over two-time light heavy world title challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky 22-4, 16 KOs). Scores were 115-113 for Sukhotsky, 116-112 and an out of line 120-108 for Satybaldiev.

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr. performed a three number rap concert for the spectators before the main event.



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Ruiz finishes Rubio, Zendejas gets shocked

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Round 13 Boxing Promotions presented one of the best club level fight cards in recent years this past Saturday night, August 22nd, as part of a busy Tijuana, Mexico, fight scene summer that has seven boxing events scheduled this month. Ten fights were scheduled headlined by junior flyweight Victor “Pelon” Ruiz (19-5, 14KO) against Felix “Chapito” Rubio (3-12-1, 3KO), both of Tijuana, in a super flyweight six.

No round of study was needed between this two as after a few slow seconds after the opening bell they began to exchange heavy leather. Rubio pushed the taller Ruiz against the ropes and went to work throwing to the body and head. Ruiz looked comfortable in the pocket as he counter punched Rubio’s attack. Ruiz took it back to the center of the ring for a half a minute before he found himself again against the ropes. It didn’t matter because once there he was able to counter a wide right hand from Rubio with his precise hook to the chin of his opponent. Rubio went down like a ton of bricks, completely out, his head bouncing off the canvas. Referee Juan Morales Lee was on top of him, lifting his head and taking out the mouthpiece in a matter of seconds. After some tense minutes, Rubio was able to get to his feet among the cheers of his impressive number of supporters. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Quigley scores second-round stoppage In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Undefeated Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome “GQ” Quigley has had an almost perfect pro career, knocking out every opponent in his path except one — veteran Dontre “Pound For Pound” King of Cambridge, MD . The two men met in August of 2014 in Fort Washington, MD with Quigley winning a four-round unanimous decision.

Saturday night at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC, Quigley looked to obtain the knockout he didn’t get against King a year ago. Quigley accomplished the goal in the main event, stopping King at 19 seconds of the second round.

Quigley nailed King with two left hands to the face in the first and second rounds, dropping King twice to the canvas. On the first knockdown, King reacted as if he had been thumbed in the eye. The second knockdown was a clear punch to the same location. King could not beat referee Marshall Cunningham’s count and the bout was stopped. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Sauerland gives Sturm an ultimatum

By Karl Freitag

Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland wants to make the long awaited all-German showdown between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and former middleweight champion Felix Sturm. The fighters have been rivals for years. “The fight must happen this year,” Sauerland told Bild am Sonntag. “Because after that, Arthur Abraham has other commitments. He has a mandatory defense and that takes precedence. It’s already late for the fight between Abraham and Sturm – but not too late. If it doesn’t take place in 2015, then it probably never will.”

Meanwhile, Abraham posted a message to Sturm in German on Twitter saying “Come on already @SturmBoxing – now or never!”



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: WBO bantam champ Pungluang Sor Singyu

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: OneSongchai Promotions

Pungluang Sor Singyu recently captured the WBO bantamweight crown for the second time when he stopped Japanese contender Ryo Akaho in two rounds on August 7 in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The big punching Thai raised his record to 51-3, 35 KOs with the win. Pungluang took some time to talk with Fightnews about recapturing the crown, his past losses, fighting abroad and his future in the ring.
(A special thanks to Dr. Siraphop Ratanasuban of One Songchai Promotions for his assistance with translating for the champ!)

Pungluang, congratulations on regaining the WBO Bantamweight title. How does it feel to be a world champion for the second time?

I am very happy.

Did you expect to score such a quick KO against your recent foe Ryo Akaho in winning the belt again?

No, Ryo is a good boxer. I just got lucky. (more…)



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Maniatis: Zerafa has a great opportunity against Quillin

Photo: Werner Kalin

Photo: Werner Kalin


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Melbourne-based middleweight Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs), who is trained by Joe Nader, will be in action on September 12 against former WBO champion Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) in the biggest challenge of his career, but the Australian has many supporters “Down Under” who believe he could upset the former champion.

Australian promoter Peter Maniatis, who has promoted most of Zerafa’s fights, said “I think this will be a interesting fight with Peter Quillin and Michael. Zerafa has proved he is world class when he fought Arif Magomedov in Moscow for the WBO Youth Title last October. Team Zerafa have a great opportunity in this fight. I have also seen Quillin fight and I was very impressed with him. He’s a super talent. Zerafa needs to stay tight defense early in the fight and slowly build momentum using his jab. Credit to Zerafa for accepting the fight.”



August 23rd, 2015

UFC

Max Holloway: A Contender Emerges

It was only five minutes into the event, but Max Holloway already knew something different was happening in his career. Media circled and began throwing questions at the 23-year-old Hawaiian featherweight just as they did his upcoming opponent, Cub Swanson. The long-standing perennial contender and the surging up-and-coming talent were slated to square off in just a few days, and a crucial position in the 145-pound ranks hung in the balance . . . Click here for more

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August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez stops Rangel, still unbeaten

Photos: Esdel Palermo

Unbeaten bantamweight Emmanuel “Manny el Sensacional” Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Alex Rangel (16-5-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Tomas Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The bout was for the vacant WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino belts.

In the co-feature, 2012 Olympian super middleweight Enrique “Kikin’ Collazo (7-0-1, 6 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Henry Beckford (3-4, 1 KO). Scores were 60-54 across the board.

In a clash between unbeaten jr welterweights, Jose “Chino” Lopez (5-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Ryan Pino (2-1, 1 KO) in round two.

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August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Briedis face-plants Charr in five

Unbeaten heavyweight Mairis Briedis (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over former world title challenger Manuel Charr (28-4, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Akhmat Arena in Grozny, Russia. A right-left combination to the jaw by Briedis put Charr down face first and out cold, draped over the bottom rope.



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez and Pasillas still unbeaten

Unbeaten lightweight Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (18-0-1, 13 KOs), of Riverside, California, hammered out an eight round unanimous decision against Ramsey Luna (12-4, 5 KOs), of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday night at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. Good action fight. The Robert Garcia-trained Rodriguez won by scores of 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Victor Pasillas (11-0, 4 KOs) from East Los Angeles, scored a third round TKO over Andres Tapia (8-5-2, 2 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, in an eight-rounder. Southpaw Pasillas dropped Tapia in round one. He then battered Tapia to a knee in round three. Tapia was kept on his stool after round three.



August 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

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 DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (42-24-1, 25 KOs) at the Josue Nery Santos Gym in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The 41-year-old southpaw Corley came out aggressively and outworked Saguilan in round one. Saguilan upped the pressure in round two, but Corley still held his own and did more for the first four rounds. Saguilan started coming on in round five, but Corley had more left in the late rounds. Scores were 115-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Saguilan. We had Corley a clear winner. Both fighters entered the ring and faced off before the opening bell wearing masks.

Lightweight Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (23-1, 21 KOs) got back into the win column with a fourth round KO over Alexander Monterrosa (23-12-3, 15 KOs). Time was 1:41. It was Estrella’s first fight since suffering a shock knockout loss against Filipino Eder Sonsona in May.

Local hero and world ranked lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (52-11, 39 KOs) scored a third round KO over Filipino Leonardo Doronio (14-10-3, 9 KOs).

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August 23rd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira and the welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Erick Silva, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Charles Oliveira (145.5) VS Max Holloway (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Erick Silva (171) VS Neil Magny (170.5)
Josh Burkman (170) VS Patrick Cote (170)
Francisco Trinaldo (155.5) VS Chad Laprise (155.5)
Tony Sims (155.5) VS Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155)
Valerie Letourneau (116*) VS Maryna Moroz (115)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Frankie Perez (155.5) VS Sam Stout (155)
Felipe Arantes (135.5) VS Yves Jabouin (135.5)
Nikita Krylov (205.5) VS Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205)
Chris Beal (126) VS Chris Kelades (125.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Elias Silverio (154.5) VS Shane Campbell (155)
Misha Cirkunov (205) VS Daniel Jolly (204)

*Letourneau made weight on her second attempt after initially weighing in at 117 pounds

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones, Jr. responds to Ukraine’s blacklisting

"I know the Klitschko brothers have been itching to fight me, and it could be that this is their way of calling me out."

Today in the disputed territory of Crimea, boxing legend Roy Jones, Jr. responded to recent reports that he has been blacklisted by Ukraine and included into the “Peacemaker” database as a violator of the state border.

“I came to Russia with peace in mind as I have been doing regularly for the past 4 years. I didn’t come here to offend nobody. I’ve boxed here, I’ve performed my music here, and my company, Square Ring Promotions, promotes or co-promotes fights and fighters here, including current IBO Champion Eduard Troyanovski. And over this time, I have seen how these people love Roy Jones and I love it when people love me,” said Jones.

“Our friend, Vlad Hrunov, who we do a lot of boxing business with, said he had a boxing event this weekend and asked if I would come and perform some of my music at his show. I have a new album that just came out on iTunes so it made sense to me because Russia is a huge market for my music. He also said that there might be the chance to meet President Putin which was a huge honor for me. (more…)



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

DC Hosts Two Boxing Cards in Six Days

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Nation’s Capital will be a hotbed of pro boxing action in the next six days as Washington, DC hosts two boxing cards in a six-day period. That period will begin on Saturday with an eight-bout card at North Hall at Eastern Market and will continue on Friday, August 28 with a card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Saturday’s card, promoted by the partnership of Jeter Promotions and RBA Promotions, will feature, for the third consecutive time, undefeated Montgomery Village welterweight Gerome “GQ” Quigley in the main event.

Unlike his last two events, Quigley (8-0, seven KO’s) will not be in a Virginia State Welterweight title bout. However, the reigning champion will be facing an opponent he knows well. Quigley will be in a six-round rematch against the only boxer to take him the distance — Dontre “Pound For Pound” King of Cambridge, MD. The two men met on April 18, 2014 in a four-round bout at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Quigley won the bout by a shutout on all three cards (40-36). (more…)



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Luna on UniMas tonight

Unbeaten lightweight Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (17-0-1, 13 KOs), of Riverside, California, takes on Ramsey Luna (12-3, 5 KOs), of Corpus Christi, Texas, in an eight-round bout topping tonight’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” telecast on UniMas at 11PM ET/PT. The Top Rank/Let’s Get It On Promotions card is billed as “The Rural Rumble” and will take place at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. The Robert Garcia-trained Rodriguez is looking to continue his rise up the ranks in the lightweight division.

In the co-fearure, unbeaten super bantamweight Victor Pasillas (10-0, 3 KOs) from East Los Angeles, faces Andres Tapia (8-4-2, 2 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, in an eight-rounder.



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Browne out of action with broken thumb

Doctors have confirmed that heavyweight Lucas Browne sustained a broken thumb in his fight with Julius Long last week, but that isn’t going to put him off his pursuit of the WBA heavyweight crown. The Aussie suffered the break in the first round and was forced to box one-handed until he knocked out Long in the ninth.

Lucas is the current mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev’s title and expects to get his shot either in late 2015 or early 2016. Chagaev is currently obligated to defend against Fres Oquendo due to an earlier court case and has been warned that he will be stripped if he fails to accommodate Browne immediately afterwards.

“Well the bad news is that it was a crack in the bone,” Browne explained. “I broke it with the first right hand I threw. I felt it straight away. Luckily the doctor has said an operation isn’t necessary. I’ve got the thumb in a splint and it’s just a matter of resting it for four weeks or so and letting it heal completely. (more…)



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Brooklyn Brawl lineup set

The full lineup is set for promoter Dmitriy Salita’s Brooklyn Brawl on Tuesday at MCU Park, the home of baseball’s Brooklyn Cyclones. The show brings pro bouts to the Coney Island boardwalk for the first time in 14 years. The last professional boxing event at the venue occurred on July 8, 2001, when Hector Camacho Jr. defeated Jesse James Leija via a controversial, referee-halted TKO.

In the main event, former world title challenger Alex Miskirtchian (25-3-1, 9 KOs) tops the slate against former NABO champion and well-known Brooklyn battler Cornelius Lock (22-7-2, 14 KOs) in a featherweight clash scheduled for 10 rounds. Cruiserweight title challenger Junior Wright (13-1, 11 KOs), coming off a solid showing in a world title challenge in Russia, meets rugged Michigander Harvey Jolly (14-22, 7 KOs) in a bout scheduled for six rounds. By way of Kazakhstan, and now making his home in Marine Park Brooklyn, Bakhtiyar Eyubov (6-0, 6 KOs) looks to impress his new hometown fans with another knockout performance as he faces Cory Vom Baur (2-3) of Spokane, Wash, also in six. (more…)



August 22nd, 2015

UFC

Erick Silva’s Patience and Progress

There are many contradictions that naturally occur when a fight goes live. Rising resistance is conquered in both the physical and mental plains as the focus locks in and the battle of wills begins and muscle memory and reflex reactions carry onward. The mind may and body may not readily agree with the conflict, but once the action begins something – or someone – else shines through to meet the challenge straight on . . . Click here for more

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August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Is Alejo next for Nietes?

By Nick Giongco

Long-reigning Filipino world champion Donnie Nietes will defend his World Boxing Organization light-flyweight crown for the eighth time on Oct. 17 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, and one of the names being looked at as challenger is Juan Alejo of Mexico. Michael Aldeguer, who runs ALA Boxing, told Fightnews yesterday afternoon that whether Nietes (36-1-4 with 21 KOs) will face Alejo (21-3 with 13 KOs) will be known in the next few days.

Dubbed “Filipinos Contra Latinos,” the show will also feature fast-rising super-bantam Prince Albert Pagara and his elder brother Jason and featherweight hotshot Mark Magsayo. Aldeguer said that if Alejo won’t be available, Nietes will pick on another Hispanic fighter on the list, probably heavy-handed Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado (20-2 with 17 KOs) or some other Hispanic puncher in the ratings.

Nietes, who has made it a habit to repulse every Mexican challenger thrown at him, is coming off a rousing victory over Mexican Francisco Rodriguez and is raring to return to action. Most of the Mexicans in the top 15 of the WBO have been beaten by Nietes.

ALA Boxing’s foray into the US market will be the 33rd edition of the highly-successful Pinoy Pride series in partnership with giant network ABS-CBN.



August 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Jimenez upsets Morales in Playa de Carmen

In a stunner, bantamweight Edgar “Power” Jimenez (20-11-2, 14 KOs) hammered out a ten round majority decision over previously unbeaten Ivan Morales (28-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Scores were 97-93, 97-93 and 95-95. Morales, the younger brother of ring legend Erik Morales, entered the bout rated WBA #8, WBC #10 and IBF #11 at super flyweight.

WBC #7 light flyweight Ricardo “Torito” Perez (9-2, 8 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to stop Noe Medina (5-3, 1 KO) in round nine. Perez claimed the vacant WBC silver title.



August 22nd, 2015


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