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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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Boxing News

Cojanu TKOs Pucheta in 7 in China

Heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (11-1, 6 KOs) impressivley stopped Alberto Pucheta (30-10, 30 KOs) to claim the the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title on Friday night in Changsha, China. The 6’8 Romanian-born and Southern California-based Cojanu broke down Pucheta steadily, finally dropping Pucheta in round seven. Pucheta beat the count but his corner waved the bout off. (more…)



July 25th, 2014



Boxing News

Golovkin and Geale make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: HBO/Will Hart

Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs. Daniel Geale 159.2
(WBA middleweight championship)

Bryant Jennings 222.6 vs. Mike Perez 242.2
Ola Afolabi 198.6 vs. Anthony Caputo Smith 199.2
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 147.6 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 147.8
Julian Rodriguez 141.6 vs. Yankton Southern 140.6

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Promoter: K2, Gary Shaw
TV: HBO

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. makes weight for fight in Latvia

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By Przemek Garczarczyk

Don’t go looking for Roy Jones Jr. at ringside for Saturday night’s Madison Square Garden card. Rather than doing color commentary on the HBO telecast, Roy is in Latvia where he will be defending his World Boxing Union cruiserweight title (German Version) against Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga.

Jones scaled in today at 195.9, while Fry weighed 195.5.



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6
(WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title)
Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8
(WBO International light heavyweight title)
Christina Hammer 152.5 vs. Anne Sophie Mathis 151.8
(WBO female jr middleweight championship)

Venue: Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)

More weights and photos



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Ustinov outweighs Fury by 23lbs

Tyson Fury 257 vs. Alexander Ustinov 280
Billy Joe Saunders 159.5 vs. Emanuele Blandamura 159.4
(vacant European middleweight championship)
Liam Smith 154 vs. Jason Welborn 153.2
(British light-middleweight title)
Terry Flanagan 135 vs. Martin Gethin 134.6
(vacant British lightweight title
Jack Catterall 139.5 vs. Nathan Brough 140
Ronnie Heffron 152 vs. Liam Williams 153.3

Venue: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Frank Warren



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver

Photos and weights by Leann Perez

Manny Perez 146.2 vs. Daniel Cazada 147
Raul Carrillo 150.6 vs. Jeremiah Torres 149.7
Joey Montoya 183.6 vs. Leo Pla 188
Tommy Atencio 129.4 vs. Hilario Medina 128.6
Decker Duran 153.2 vs. Juan Medina 153.4
Andrew Scripture 188 vs. Hector Lumba 190

Promoter:Airtight Boxing
Venue: Salon Madrid, Denver, Colorado



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cojanu looks to make statement in China

Photo: Journeyman Management

Photo: Journeyman Management


6’8 Romanian-born, Southern California-based heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (10-1, 5 KOs) takes on Alberto Pucheta (30-9, 30 KOs) of Argentina today Changsha, China. The scheduled twelve round clash for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title headlines a card presented by Wu Shi Niu / Liu Gang (Zovi Boxing Promotions).

Also on the card, Cojanu’s stablemate 2012 Olympian super bantamweight Isaac Dogboe (2-0, 1 KO) will meet debuting Tanee Piewuan in a 6 round undercard bout. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez, Ramirez in the spotlight Saturday

UniMás’ Solo Boxeo Tecate returns Saturday night with undefeated hot prospects Jose Benavidez Jr. and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez leading the way from the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (20-0, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time at home since 2011. He’ll face Henry Aurad (16-8-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round Youth NABF title clash. “I’m very excited to fight at home for my people and to contest a title for an audience that I’m sure will fully support me,” Benavidez said.

Valdez (12-0, 11 KOs), who represented Mexico at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, will face Juan Ruiz (23-14, 7 KOs) in a eight round fight in the featherweight division. “I’m happy to be fighting in Phoenix because it’s near my home (Nogales) and many people can come to support me who haven’t had a chance to see me fight as a professional,” said Valdez, who is 3-0 so far this year.



July 25th, 2014

UFC

Predictions: UFC on FOX 12

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side. The Nostradamus of MMA has been on a roll lately. They say pride goeth before the fall, and while that may have been true for Oedipus, there’s no way that sort of thing applies to me . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Bika: I am very sure Geale can win against Golovkin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika has sparred over 300 rounds with former WBA, IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale and Bika is sure Geale will shock the boxing world next Saturday and take the current WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to school, defeating “GGG” over twelve rounds in Madison Square Garden. Bika said, “Daniel Geale is a great fighter. Yes he has improved and has been working very hard to regain the titles. I am very sure he can win against Golovkin with the right game plan.”



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

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By Felipe Leon
Photo: Alvin Miller Abraham

Aaron Garcia 128 vs Daniel Ramirez 128
Viktor Chernous 138 vs Ivan Zavala 144
Joe Perez 122 vs Gabriel Braxton 122
Riccy Hood 136 vs Norberto Pantaleon 136

When: Friday, July 25th, 7:30PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents
Info: www.SanDiegoFights.com



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Jessie Vargas Fan Fest Appreciation Day

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

Undefeated WBA Jr. Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the “Pride of Las Vegas” holds a fan fest appreciation and media day for his upcoming first title fight against undefeated Anton Novikov from Chelyabinsk, Russia on the undercard of Brandon Rios vs Diego Chaves, Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.

More photos



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Stuart Hall says he wants his IBF bantamweight belt back. More

Medical examiner releases cause of Cleveland amateur boxer’s death. More

Daniel Geale is fighting for his sick mother. More

Andre Dirrell splits from 50 Cent’s promotional company. More



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

“Payasito” Hernandez Team will ask for Purse Bid

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The team for WBO Bantamweight interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico will request to call for purse bids the mandatory fight against Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda. The WBO have given the parties involved a 30 day period in order to negotiate and make the fight happen within 90 days. If there is no agreement they will call for purse bids.

“After receiving the letter from the WBO, I have tried to reach out to Kameda’s team with no success. We will request the WBO to call for purse bids,” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. “We want to fulfill our obligations with the organization, and after talking with “Payasito” and my partner Ricardo Maldonado Jr we have the same goal which is bringing the fight to our hometown Mexico City. We know him very well after sparring many times in Mexico and we are sure of the victory,” he added.

Tomorrow Hernandez will be given the recently acquired belt by WBO ratings chairman Luis Perez at the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford show at El Plaza Condesa headlined by David “Severo” Carmona who faces Ricardo Rodriguez for the WBO World Youth super flyweight title.



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

West Philadelphia road warrior, Dhafir Smith, 27-24-7, 4 KOs, heads back out on the road this week to face southpaw Tommy Karpency, 22-4-1, 14 KOs, and another set of officials potentially from Karpency’s home-region. “I don’t worry about the fighter,” Smith said. “I just worry about the judges. That’s all I worry about, just getting a fair decision.”

It seems to be the story of Smith’s career, hitting the road, fighting in hostile territory, and doing his best to scratch out a victory. It hasn’t been an easy road, as his record indicates, but this is business as usual for the fighter they call “No Fear”.

“I won some big fights already, but I just don’t get (key opportunities),” Smith said. “Umberto Savigne (L10). I beat Curtis Stevens, they robbed me (L10). The list goes on and on. I don’t understand. I’m ready to fight… I’m ready to fight.” (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Coaches corner: Abel Sanchez (Golovkin), Graham Shaw (Geale)

By Przemek Garczarczyk

On Thursday in the MSG “Legends Room,” Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, and Graham Shaw, trainer of two-time world champion Daniel Geale met with reporters to talk about Saturday’s challenge and their fighter’s future.

“You never win a belt just running away,” said Shaw when discussing the aggressive style his fighter wants to bring into the Madison Square Ring on Saturday.

“I agree with Graham that we will have two very intelligent fighters in the ring. I hope that maybe Geale will be able to push Gennady into the later rounds, but I doubt it,” said Sanchez. GGG’s trainer had also some names in mind for future fights, with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr being a clear favorite. When asked about a potential fight with Andre Ward, Sanchez punched hard: “We are ready to fight Andre Ward, but only if he will understand that Gennady is a bigger star, bigger draw.”

GGG promoter Tom Loeffler mentioned that Gennady is fighting for the first time since his Dad passed away and this fact could influence his performance on Saturday.



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Indio, CA

Frankie Gomez 140 vs. Vernon Paris 139.2
Terrell Gausha 157 vs. Ronnie Warrior Jr 164.2
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 176.8 vs. Demetrius Walker 174.8
Neeco Macias 151.6 vs. Robert Hill 153.2
Daquan Arnett 156 vs. Angel Hernandez 155.8
Bryant Perrella 146 vs. Christian Steele 145.4
Caleb Plant 161 vs. Ryan True 161.8
Damian Sosa 136.8 vs. Ryan Picou 136.2
Mario Barrios 125.8 vs. Salvador Perez 123.2

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN2 Weights from Chicago

Roberto Garcia 146 vs. Breidis Prescott 146.5
Caleb Truax 163 vs. Derek Ennis 160
Mike Lee 178 vs. Paul Gonsalves 176
Alex Martin 148 vs. Alfred Hall 143
Jaime Sandoval 146 vs. Aaron Steadman 146
Eddie Ramirez 139.5 vs. Alexis Del Bosque 138
Jose Felix Quesada 134.8 vs. Jose Romero 135
Semajay Thomas 144.5 vs. Charon Lamour Spain 146.2
Kristin Gearhart 139.5 vs. Ashleigh Curry 140

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago
Promoters: Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions
TV: ESPN Friday Night Fights
Tickets: Priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

David “Severo” Carmona 115 vs Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez 115
Ricardo Banuelos 152 Vs. Irving Cruz 150
Uriel Del Valle 112 Vs. Miguel Angel “Chelito” Vazquez ???
Javier Ortega 174 Vs.Luis Angel “El Jugos” Moreno ???
Irving Marin 126 Vs. Jesus Christopher Flores 126
Javier “Polvotita” Quiebra 112 Vs. Hector Fidel Garcia 114
Francisco “Paco” Rojo 135 Vs. Francisco Barrios 135

Venue: El Plaza Condesa (Juan Escutia #4 Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF,MX)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
First Fight: 8:00 PM
Promoter: Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas & RB Producciones
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM (US) & Claro Sports (Mexico & Latin America)

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July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Verona, NY

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Weights/Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Antoine Douglas 155.5 vs. Michel Soro 157
(WBA International Middleweight title)
Jerry Odom 167 vs. Vilier Quinones 167
(Interim WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight title)
Cecil McCalla 147 vs. Oscar Godoy 146
Wanzell Ellison 133 vs. Tony Luis 135

Jorge Diaz 133.5 vs. Ramon Ellis 134.5
Samuel Teah 136 vs. Lavisas Williams 134
Glenn Dezurn, Jr. 130.5 vs. Andre Canada 132

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
TV: Showtime
Promoters: Vito Mielniki (GH3 Promotions), Greg Cohen (Greg Cohen Promotions)
Matchmaker: Eric Bottjer
Doors open at 7 p.m., first bell at 8 p.m., T.V. airtime 10 p.m.



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Jones out, Muralimov in vs. Bergman on Sat.

NABA-US Heavyweight champ, 6’2 245 pound, Jason “The Iron Man” Bergman (23-10, 16 KOs) will now face fellow heavyweight KO artist, 6’0 240 pound, undefeated Ahkror “Aha” Muralimov (15-0, 12 KOs) over 10 rounds Saturday at the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania. Originally scheduled to meet undefeated Justin Jones (15-0) who withdrew with an injury on Tuesday, Bergman aims to make the 2nd defense of his title which was won (KO1) in October 2013 over previously undefeated John L. Smith, 13-0 at the time, and defended (TKO3) in March of this year versus former U.S. Olympian Devin Vargas, 18-2 at the time. Bergman has 14 of his last 15 fights. (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury, Ustinov come face to face at press conference, Fury calls Saturday’s fight “50-50″ yet still vows to score KO over late replacement foe

By James Slater

Tyson Fury and Alexander Ustinov came face to face in Manchester today, in the final press conference ahead of Saturday’s card at The Phones 4U Arena in the city. Fury, understandably angry over original opponent Dereck Chisora’s withdrawal due to injury, was at times aggressive, at times funny and at times bored-looking today, during what must have seemed like the umpteenth press conference he has attended over recent weeks.

Fury, who was shirtless during the proceedings, and looking in good physical condition (Ustinov wore a sweat shirt), said the fight with Ustinov is “no pushover” and is a “fifty-fifty” affair.

“I’ve had no sparring for this fight,” Fury said. “I was fighting a man who is six-foot and 17-stone (Chisora), now I’m fighting a man who is six-foot, eight and 21-stone – a totally different style. He [Ustinov] is ranked in the top-ten in two organisations. It is what it is, it’s who gets who out of there. He didn’t come here to lay down, he came here to win and hit the jackpot. But when I beat Ustinov, I want my world title shot next, and it’s coming – 100-percent, don’t worry about that.” (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Mike Perez trainer Adam Booth

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Mike Perez’ ability to make people miss at various distances is incredible. Even in the heat of the battle, in the eye of the storm, his eyes never move from the place they need to be. No other fighter has that,” said trainer Adam Booth in a Fightnews.com interview. Booth is very confident his fighter will deliver the W on Saturday against fellow undefeated Bryant Jennings. “Mike has incredible movement for his physical stature. He is a brutal puncher as well. I did see a nastiness in him in the gym, in the sparring, that you want to see if you got a fight.”



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Public Workout

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Fighters appearing on Saturday night’s fight card at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany converged on the local Karstadt department store to show their skills to an admiring public. Headliner and former world champion Robert Stieglitz had a light workout with trainer Dirk Dzemski. His opponent Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky merely did some brief shadowboxing. “‘The Ghost’ trains so mysteriously,” said Stieglitz. “He probably doesn’t want to show anything. But I’ve seen so much material on him that he can no longer surprise me.” (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Hall: Caballero “easier” than Butler

Former IBF world bantamweight champion Stuart Hall has promised to repay the faith shown in him by promoter Dennis Hobson by becoming a two-time world champion. Hall lost his crown in his second defense after a split-decision reverse to Paul Butler in June. With Butler subsequently moving down in weight, and Hobson beating off the purse-bid challenge from Stateside promoters Golden Boy, ‘Stuey’ will now face American Randy Caballero for the vacant title on home turf later this year.

“I’m so thankful to Dennis for what he’s done,” explained Stuart. “He’s pulled it right out of the bag and got me home advantage, which is unbelievable. When I fought [Vusi] Malinga to win the title and it ended up a war, the crowd really got behind me when things got tough. Going to America would have meant less time to prepare for the fight, because I think they [Caballero's camp] already had their game set. So Dennis has pulled it put of the bag and I’m going to return the favor and win that title back.” (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant Jennings: I will fight to the death

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Unbeaten heavyweight Bryant Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs), described by his promoter Gary Shaw as “not only a great fighter but also a deep, deep person” offered some insight before his WBC elimination fight against Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOs). “I know that he has a lot, he’s a Cuban fighter and I know he will fight to the death. I already know that. But there’s a one thing that they may not know: I will fight to the death as well. He has a great story coming from Cuba; I have a great story coming from Philly” said Jennings. Perez-Jennings will be part of HBO’s Saturday night telecast from Madison Square Garden with WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO) and Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO) meeting in the main event.



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Carmona returns Friday on Telemundo

The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continues this Friday night on Boxeo Telemundo Ford from the popular Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. Mexico city natives David Carmona (16-2-4, 3 KOs) and Ricardo Rodriguez (9-1, 3 KOs) meet in a scheduled ten rounder with the vacant WBO Youth super flyweight title on the line.

This will be first fight for Carmona since his world title challenge last December against WBO champion Omar Narvaez. Though he was unsuccessful in his title attempt, Carmona is more determined than ever to position himself for another opportunity. Fightnews spoke with Carmona as he is now just days from the fight. (more…)



July 24th, 2014

UFC

Belfort: ‘It’s been an amazing journey’

You couldn’t take the smile off Vitor Belfort’s face if you tried. Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, the former light heavyweight champion and current middleweight contender was granted a conditional license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete in the state, beginning with a December 6 title fight against Chris Weidman . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview WBA #2 Jarrod Fletcher

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #2 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher talks to Fightnews to say he is expecting the toughest fight of his career when he will clash with WBA #4 Daniel Jacobs on August 9 for WBA 160 pound title. Fletcher also says his win over Max Bursak was his best ring achievement and that he thinks Daniel Geale can defeat Gennady Golovkin on Saturday and he expects to fight Geale or Sam Soliman one day.

Fightnews: You defeated former world middleweight title challenger Max Bursak in your most recent bout. Was Bursak your best win?

Fletcher: The win over Bursak is definitely my best win as a professional. It was a tough fight. He was a hard fighter who kept walking up but I got the job done and defeated him clearly. (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson brings One-Man Show to Canada

Boxing legend Mike Tyson will appear live at Toronto’s Air Canada Center on September 10th, 2014. This time, he will be throwing the kind of verbal punches that can match the terrifying haymakers that laid waste to the best fighters of his era. Co-promoted by Choko Boxing and Maple Leaf Sports And Entertainment, the controversial former heavyweight champion will perform MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, his critically acclaimed one-man Broadway show during the festivities at the Toronto International Film Festival. (more…)



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

More on Floyd Mayweather and his newly acquired license in Nevada. More

Mayweather moves closer to being a major promotional power. More

Gennady Golovkin looks to draw a crowd against Daniel Geale. More

Speaking of Golovkin, he’s also looking to get a shot against Canelo Alvarez. More
 



July 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin is Must-See TV

By Jerry Glick

K2 Promotions – along with co-promoters, Gary Shaw Promotions, and GGG Promotions – held the final press conference Wednesday afternoon for the July 26th showdown at Madison Square Garden between WBA Super World/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and two-time World champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale. Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) is currently riding a seventeen fight knockout streak and may be the most dominant middleweight in decades, but he refused to predict that he will extend it to eighteen this Saturday on HBO against challenger Geale (30-2, 16 KOs).

Golovkin is a first-class act admitting that he will be facing a first-class fighter. “He is a good fighter, firstly,” he outlined. “I think this is an interesting fight for us, for the people, and for everybody because he has a lot (on the line) for this fight. He is ready, I saw him, he’s serious. He understands this business.”

Asked by FightNews to make a prediction, Golovkin said simply, “I can’t, I can’t, this is boxing, I don’t know, this is boxing.”

Asked if he will knock his opponent out? “I hope so.” (more…)



July 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hyland stops Echeverria in New York City

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Junior lightweight Patrick Hyland defeated Noel Echevarria in four lopsided rounds in the main event of promoter Lou DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” series on Wednesday night at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, New York City.

Hyland (28-1, 13 KO’s) was the more aggressive and accurate fighter and it showed from the beginning. He hurt Echevarria in the third round with right hands connected in the corner. Echevarria (11-4, 6 KO’s) shook off the punches as best the could but soon got hurt again in the fourth. This time, the signs of fatigue and dismissal were clear in his face. A wink and a nod by Echevarria to referee Benji Esteves signaled that he was done fighting and Esteves stepped in to call a halt to the bout with Echevarria still standing. Time of the stoppage was 54 seconds of the fourth.

The victory will keep Hyland in the hunt for bigger pay days and likely tougher fights. Once promoted by reality TV star “Snooki,” he could parlay his win here into better things. He could also fight again soon as the damage inflicted on him from Echevarria was minimal. (more…)



July 23rd, 2014

UFC

Cormier steps in to fight Jones at UFC 178

No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has suffered a knee injury that has forced him to withdraw from his UFC 178 bout with champion Jon Jones. As a result, No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier will challenge Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more…)



July 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Late Result: Giacon new WBA Continental champion

Photo: Marco Chiesa

Last Saturday night in Casteggio, Pavia, Italy, Luca “Black Mamba” Giacon (now 25-1, 22 KOs) won the vacant WBA Continental title by TKO in round seven against the game Englishman Stevie Williams (now 15-3, 5 KOs). Giacon knocked down Williams in the second round. Williams didn’t come out for round eight.

OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Sportitalia and Sportklub televised live in Italy and Poland.



July 23rd, 2014


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