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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Boxing News

Tyson Fury removes gag and calls out Anthony Joshua, says he’ll fight Joshua in December “after smashing Chisora!”

By James Slater

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury’s recent self-imposed “gagging” has come to an end. Back in July, after a foulmouthed rant The BBB of C did not in any way find amusing, Tyson was to find himself being fined £15,000 ahead of his ultimately postponed return bout with Dereck Chisora.

The return clash then set for November, Fury turned up at the press conference with tape across his mouth and he would not, his uncle and trainer Peter Fury stated, talk to the media lest it get him in more trouble. Fury kept silent for a while, but yesterday evening Fury broke his vow of silence. Angered at the way promoter Eddie Hearn claimed 2012 Olympic gold winner and current 9-0(9) contender Anthony Joshua would “destroy” Fury “right now,” Fury called out Joshua on Twitter:

“I challenge @Anthony Joshua @EddieHearn to fight in December after I smash chisora. If u don’t want to fight say sorry for mentioning me!?” (more…)



October 22nd, 2014



Boxing News

Murray-Spada Press Conference

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Middleweight Martin Murray of the UK says he plans to “do a job” on Domenico Spada on Saturday, using the opportunity to demonstrate that he is one of the best middleweight fighters in the world. Murray was speaking at the media conference for the weekend’s “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo where the eight boxers came face to face for the first time on Wednesday evening in the famous 151-year-old casino.

It was a veritable United Nations with boxers representing the UK, South Africa, China, the US, Colombia and Italy in attendance.

Having gained momentum in the past year, Murray says he wants to make a major move in 2015 – “there are some big fights out there” – but must first deal with Spada. The Italian himself pleaded only that Murray not be too defensive. “I hope he will fight . . . I want to give the fans a good show.” (more…)



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Jean Pascal vs. Donovan George set for Dec 6

InterBox has announced that WBC diamond belt holder Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO) from Canada has signed on to face current IBO super middleweight champion Donovan George (26-4-2, 22 KO) from the USA. The two will lock horns on December 6th at the Montreal Bell Centre. This bout will mark the first of a multi-fight agreement reached between Jean Pascal, Jean Pascal Promotions and InterBox.

This bout will be combined with the Lucian Bute vs. Roberto Bolonti bout to offer local and international boxing fans a very interesting double feature on December 6th at the Bell Centre. “Two big fights such as Bute vs. Bolonti and Pascal vs. George on the same card is a very rare occurrence in Quebec,” stated InterBox president Jean Bedard. (more…)



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Quigg: I’m on a big run of KO’s and I don’t intend on stopping

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Japan’s Hidenori Otake at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Quigg defends his title for the fifth time against Otake, ranked at number three with the IBF and coming to England off the back of four successful defences of the Japanese title he claimed in August 2012.

The Bury star saw off the spirited challenge of Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye with a trademark body shot in the third round of their clash in Manchester in September, and the 26 year old is looking for another explosive performance to close a great year in the ring.

“I can’t wait to defend my World title in Liverpool on November 22 on a huge night for British boxing,” said Quigg. “Otake represents the toughest fight of my career and I’m working hard to put in a scintillating performance. He is highly ranked and highly respected with an exciting style – I’m on a big run of KO’s and I don’t intend on stopping.” (more…)



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he floored official challenger Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-6-1, 16 KOs), 117.25, from Thailand, three times to win a unanimous decision (114-110, 116-108, 115-109) over twelve hard-fought rounds. Yamanaka, making his seventh defense, failed to extend his KO streak to six, but displayed his superiority in exchanging hot rallies, dropping the game and gallant Thailander in the seventh, eighth and ninth sessions.

On the undercard, formerly two-class world champ Takahiro Ao (27-2-1, 12 KOs), 137, defeated two-time world titlist Juan Carlos Salgado (26-4-1-1NC, 16 KOs), 135.75, by a unanimous decision (97-94, 97-93, 98-92) over ten hot frames. Ao, an aggressive southpaw, had the taller Mexican on the verge of knockdown with a barrage of punches in the closing seconds of the final round. photos



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

More on Amateur Boxer who KO’d Referee

By Ognian Georgiev/Bulgaria Today

Croatian amateur fighter Vido Loncar, who knocked out the referee after his bout against Lithuanian Algirdas Baniulis, was arrested. The scandal took place following a 81 kg division match during the European Youth Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Loncar was dragged from the ring by the officials and then was handed over to the police authorities. Currently he is in jail.

8 hours after the brutal beating, the Croatian Boxing Federation has banned the hooligan for life.

“This is the worst thing that could happen,” said the general secretary of the Croatian Federation Marko Marovic, as quoted by HINA agency. “This is a disgrace to Zagreb and Croatia. All our efforts that we put into organizing the event were trashed. The boxing image of Croatia was destroyed in seconds.” (more…)



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Rivers Headlines in Fort Washington, MD on October 24

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Keystone Boxing card for Friday, October 24 iat Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD is now complete. Undefeated Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin “K-Smoov” Rivers, Jr. returns to action in the six-round main event. Rivers (9-0, six KO’s) will take on Karl Garcia-Rios of Caguas, Puerto Rico (4-2, one KO).

Rivers is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Xavier Montelongo on June 13 at Rosecroft. Garcia-Rios won a four-round split decision over previously undefeated Pedro Vicente on March 15 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Garcia-Rios will be led to to the ring by former two-division WBO champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon who is making his debut as a head trainer. (more…)



October 22nd, 2014

UFC

Andre Fili: Determined To Prove He Belongs

Talent and technique go a long way in MMA, but a passionate love for the scrap can work wonders inside the Octagon. Andre Fili may be a young prospect on the rise with time on his side to sharpen those previously mentioned aspects, but his appreciation for the ruckus is already there in spades. “Touchy” loves to throw down and he’s in the perfect profession to serve those impulses . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten WBA super-featherweight ruler Takashi Uchiyama (21-0-1, 17 KOs) will participate in his ninth defense against Israel Perez (27-2-1, 16 KOs) from Argentina over twelve rounds. WBA super-fly titlist Kohei Kono (30-8, 13 KOs), a Japanese veteran, will risk his belt on the line against Norberto Jimenez (20-8-3, 10 KOs) from Dominican Republic in the semi-windup title go. The first title bout will see Peruvian Alberto Rossel (32-8, 13 KOs) defend his WBA light-fly belt against Ryoichi Taguchi (20-2-1, 8 KOs), a Japanese speedster, over twelve. This deluxe show will be presented by Watanabe Promotions to be telecast nationwide through TV Tokyo.

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October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Story and video: Amateur boxer savagely attacks referee after losing a bout at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Croatia. More

Did Nonito Donaire suffer from the “cursed of the gifted?” More

Update on the Vinny Paz movie: More

Carl Froch pushes for a big fight in Las Vegas. More

Wishes for a speedy recovery for Northern California boxing man Jerry Hoffman who successfully underwent a serious operation on Tuesday.



October 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayfield returns Nov 8 in San Francisco

Boxing returns to San Francisco as OPP & MoBetta Entertainment Present “Back To Business, War On The Wharf” Saturday November 8, 2014, at the Longshoreman’s Hall. In the main event, hometown hero, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-2-1, 11 KOs) and Michael Balasi (10-5, 7 KOs) of Honolulu, HI, will battle in an 8-round welterweight bout. The fight will commence at a catch-weight of 145 lbs. Women’s heavyweights Martha Salazar (12-4, 3 KOs) of San Francisco and Tanzee Daniel (4-3-1, 1 KO) of New York will clash in the 10-round co-main event.

Mayfield is, who hails from the Fillmore district of San Francisco, is looking to rebound from a couple of close decision losses. A victory in his hometown will surely boost his confidence as he looks to get back into title contention. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

UFC

Cain Velasquez injured; Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt new UFC 180 main event

The UFC® announced today that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury during training and was forced to withdraw from his championship fight against No.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City on November 15 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Amateur Boxer KOs Referee

By Ognian Georgiev/Bulgaria Today

Croatian amateur fighter Vido Loncar knocked out the referee with brutal punches after the end of his bout against Lithuanian Algirdas Baniulis. The beating took place during European youth championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

The clash was part of 1/8-finals. In the second round the referee counted three times to Loncar and stopped the fight. The Croatian went to his corner, took down his gloves and went to the referee for the hand rising ceremony. A second after the winner was officially announced Loncar punched the referee with hard hook and then continued to hit the official on the ground with many more shots. Obviously, the young boxer didn’t agree with the stoppage. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing in Somerset, NJ on Friday

This Friday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ, Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KOs) will be back at his natural featherweight when he takes on Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature of a card promoted by GH3 Promotions.

In the eight-round main event, undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KOs). In another eight-rounder, lightweight Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs) will take on Darnell Jiles Jr. (9-3-2, 3 KOs).



October 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Updates

It’s UFC 179 fight week, but before the action kicks off in Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, two new fights were verbally agreed to Monday, and one bout in Sydney got an injury-induced switch . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs card in Barranquilla on Friday

By Gabriel F Cordero

Colombian WBA interim lightweight world champ Darley Perez (29-1, 19 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against Venezuelan Jaider Parra (23-1-1, 12 KOs) on Friday in the main event of WBA KO Drugs Festival XXX at the Coliseo de la Universidad del Norte en Barranquilla, Colombia. In the co-feature, Dominican WBA interim female featherweight champion, Dahiana Santana (34-6, 14 KOs) will defend her title for the first time against Liliana Palmera (22-11-3, 15 KOs). Also seeing action that night will be local former IBF world champion Jonathan Romero. In addition, a special posthumous tribute will be paid to Billy Chams, head of the promotional company Cuadrilatero, who died in March 2013.



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Big numbers for Golovkin-Rubio

In addition to breaking all attendance records this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, the acclaimed outdoor Southern California boxing venue, middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin also scored big in the TV ratings. Even with the highest rated college football game of the year airing at the same time on ABC, Golovkin delivered excellent audience viewership numbers on HBO per Nielsen Media Research. The Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio fight attracted 1,304,000 viewers to the live, first-time airing on HBO. That makes it the second best performing fight on cable television in 2014. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera II delivered 1,390,000 viewers in March on HBO.

So far, 13 of the top 15 fights on cable television this year have aired on HBO, including all of the top ten. Golovkin’s television performance vs. Rubio is a 33 percent increase over the audience that tuned in last July for Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale on HBO. That fight delivered 984,000 viewers. The Golovkin vs. Rubio fight peaked at 1,323,000 viewers.

1.1 million viewers tuned in this past Saturday for the electric opening fight between Nicholas Walters and Nonito Donaire. The fight peaked at 1,166,000 viewers on HBO.



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN3 picks up Saturday’s Monte Carlo card

Saturday’s “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo, promoted by Golden Gloves, will be broadcast in major territories across the world including the United States. In a major coup, a deal was agreed to have the Monte Carlo show broadcast on ESPN in the USA with the full telecast to be broadcast on ESPN3, which is available in 70 million+ homes. This was announced by promoter Rodney Berman upon his arrival in the principality on Tuesday.

The “Title Tornado” card includes Martin Murray’s WBC Silver middleweight title defence against Domenico Spada of Italy, WBA/IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler’s title defence against Xiong Zhao Zhong of China, the IBF title fight between Randy Caballero of the US and Stuart Hall of the UK and the WBC Silver light-heavyweight fight between unbeaten prospects Ryno Liebenberg of South Africa and Eleider Alvarez of Colombia. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Jarrod Fletcher

Photo: Peter Frutkoff

Photo: Peter Frutkoff


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #8 Jarrod Fletcher talks to Fightnews about his scheduled December 3rd bout in Sydney against former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale and says he is confident of victory. Fletcher says he thinks the fight will go the full ten rounds and has started his training camp in Brisbane.

You are scheduled to clash with former IBF/ WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale on December 3rd in Sydney. Are you confident of victory?

Yes I am confident I can defeat Daniel. We have been mates for many years and have sparred hundreds of rounds but it will be all businesson December 3rd.

Can you stop Daniel Geale within the twelve round distance?

I am training for a twelve round fight and I’m not planning for a KO victory as Daniel Geale has one of the best chins in the middleweight division with the only boxer to stop him being Gennady Golovkin and he is a massive knockout puncher. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Championship boxing returns to Toronto

By Dave Spencer

Undefeated cruiserweight Denton Daley told the near-capacity crowd after his dominating February NABA defence that when he returned to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga Ontario, he hoped to do so in a world-title shot that Toronto starved boxing fans were so desperately craving. The affable 32-year-old has made good on that promise.

It’s been a long 4-1/2 years since the city has seen any form of world championship boxing, but Daley (12-0 6KO) hopes to make title fights a regular occurrence if he successful in his November 15th upcoming bid for the interim WBA world title versus current title holder Youri Kalenga (20-1 13KO) of Congo and now residing in the historic city of Gravelines France, home of many a historic battle.

Kalenga captured the vacant interim title in June in a close split-decision win over higher ranked and more experienced Mateusz Masternak (now 33-2 24KO) in what was viewed as an upset in a weight division largely dominated by Europeans and seemingly wide open these days. Daley who has fought all of his fights in his five year career in his home province of Ontario hopes to bring back a portion of 200-pound championship that has seen very little in terms of North American participation in recent years. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

UFC

Neil Magny on the Drive for Five at UFC 179

Winning streaks are difficult to come by at the top level of MMA, and Neil Magny has earned every step of his.

The Ultimate Fighter season 16 alum has had an incredible campaign in 2014 as he’s found victory in all four of his showings in the calendar year. While four wins in a year would be enough for most fighters to stop and appreciate, the 26-year-old Colorado transplant isn’t done yet. He’s going into territory few of his peers have traveled and will get his fifth fight within a 12-month period. Furthermore, he will tie a benchmark if he’s successful in getting his fifth consecutive win in 2014, and it will make an impressive statement in the process . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the line against official challenger Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-5-1, 16 KOs) from Thailand tomorrow (Wednesday) in Tokyo, Japan. Yamanaka, making his seventh defense, has iced the latest six men with only an exception of a decision win over Vic Darchinyan (then still fresh and ferocious) in his initial defense in April 2012. The lefty upright stylist, whose straight left is a trademark haymaker, is gunning to score his seventh straight within the distance with his throne at stake. Suriyan, former WBC 115-pound ruler, forfeited his first belt to Yota Sato here in Tokyo in March 2012, but has registered seventeen victories straight in two years since to zoom up to the WBC top rank. Yamanaka is a prefight favorite, but Suriyan boldly predicts, “I’ve a secret to solve Yamanaka’s southpaw style.” Whether it may be secret or not, it will be proved against the formidable champion Yamanaka tomorrow. (more…)



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar honors vow to end cold war

Golden Boy President and Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar de la Hoya promised to end the boxing cold war and now he is making good on that promise, working with Top Rank as well as with both HBO and Showtime.

On December 6, Golden Boy is planning an HBO-televised card featuring middleweight David Lemieux against Gabriel Rosado at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Also scheduled is a jr middleweight clash between James De la Rosa and Hugo Centeno.

On December 13, Golden Boy has a SHOWTIME-televised card in the works at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with ex-world champions Amir Khan against Devon Alexander colliding in a welterweight battle, plus WBO jr middleweight king Demetrius Andrade defends against Jermell Charlo and WBA interim welterweight titleholder Keith Thurman will see action vs. TBA.

Also on December 13, Golden Boy fighter Mauricio Herrera defends his WBA interim super lightweight belt against Jose Benavidez on Top Rank’s competing HBO-televised show down the street at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against WBA #8 Jarrod Fletcher who he says he can stop Geale inside the distance. Geale also mentions he would defeat IBF champion Jermain Taylor and WBC champion Miguel Cotto, and believes a Hopkins vs. GGG fight would be interesting.

You are scheduled to clash with WBA #8 Jarrod Fletcher on December 3rd in Sydney. You know him well as a regular sparring partner since you were both outstanding amateurs. Are you confident of victory?

I know a Jarrod Fletcher very well. We have been sparring each other since our amateur days at the Institute of Sport and I remember we had the conversation recently that we could meet in a world title bout or a very important contest. We have always sparred hard and not just going through the motions. It must be in the hundreds of rounds. We always knew we had to push ourselves in sparring and I’m confident of winning on December 3rd. He is rated WBA #8 and I am WBA #9. We are both in the process of rebuilding our careers after world title bout setbacks. (Geale lost to Gennady Golovkin and Fletcher to Daniel Jacobs.) (more…)



October 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing coming to Westbury, NY on Nov 13

On November 13, Greg Cohen Promotions will present a card at the luxurious The Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York. The event will feature Plainview, New York’s Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (21-5-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Fecarbox welterweight title. On the undercard, Ireland’s hottest new boxing export, “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (19-0- 1, 7 KOs), the undefeated junior middleweight sensation from Kildare, Ireland, will fight in an eight-rounder. Brooklyn, New York via Puerto Rico’s WBO world female lightweight champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KOs), will appear in an eight-round bout; and undefeated heavyweight KO artist Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (9-0-1, 9 KOs) will go 6 rounds.



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