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Fight Club LA Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Unbeaten featherweight Diego de la Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth title ...

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Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Photos: Sebastian Heger Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Konni Konrad 174.2 (WBA "regular" light heavyweight title) Noel Gevor 197.3 vs. Daniel Sanabria 198.9 Mateusz Masternak 198.5 vs. ...

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Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Photos: SKIP Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS fighters were joined by media and fans Thursday at a workout at the PAL Gym ...

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LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Everton Lopes 136 vs. Omar Tineda 136 "Chimpa" Gonzalez 131 vs. Luis ...

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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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UFC

Thiago Santos’ Quest For The Beautiful KO

It’s the kind of question you know the answer to before it is even asked, but you ask anyway, wondering if the person on the receiving end of the query has a different view on things. And no, Thiago “Marreta” Santos doesn’t have a reason other than the obvious for his popularity among fight fans . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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June 24th, 2015


Boxing News

WBO #8, WBA #10 Parker returns August 1

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #8, WBA #10 heavyweight Joseph Parker (14-0, 12 KOs) will return to the ring on August 1st against WBO #11 Bowie Tupou (25-3, 17 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round bout at the Southland Stadium in Invercargill, New Zealand. Parker, at 23 years of age, is the youngest world rated heavyweight and is coming off a second round stoppage over Yakup Saglam on June 13. He holds impressive wins Frans Botha, Sherman Williams, Brian Minto and Irenu Beato Costa Junior.

Tupou is coming off a split ten round decision over former Australian champion Hunter Sam in March. Now living in Australia, Tupou was based in the USA for several years and scored wins over Donnell Holmes and Manuel Quezada but suffered losses to Bryant Jennings and Malik Scott.



June 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Danny Green to fight again

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By Brett Bonetti

Four Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KO’s) held a press conference at the Crown Sports Bar in Melbourne Australia today to announce he will return to the ring to face former world title challenger Tamas Kovacs (26-1, 15 KOs) from Slovakia at Hisense Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday August 19.

Green hasn’t been in the ring since he claimed the IBO World Cruiserweight Title in Melbourne in November 2012 with his victory over New Zealander Shane Cameron.

“I felt it was time to return, I’ve enjoyed my break but it’s time to get back to business” Green said.

Green at 42 will fight Kovacs at Cruiserweight although it will be at an agreed 189.6 lb (86kg) catch weight.

The 38-year-old Kovacs is a tough opponent for The Green Machine following a long layoff, with the Slovakians only blemish coming via a three round stoppage to former WBA Light Heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KO’s) in a world title fight.

“Kovacs is a formidable opponent, he’s a former WBO European light heavyweight champion and he has only one loss to his name, he poses a danger” Green said.

But Green says a second fight with Anthony ‘The Man” Mundine (47-6, 27 KO’s) remains his end game and the opportunity to avenge the most hurtful defeat on his record is behind his decision to get back in the ring again.

Mundine defeated Green in 2006 via unanimous points decision in Sydney, and the two camps have been in recent contact while Green and Mundine were involved in a short and entertaining social media war.

Green has kept very busy with the 1 year anniversary of his successful gym Greenzone Fitness in Warwick in Perth happening next month, the ongoing anti-violence “Coward’s Punch” campaign, and also with the online health and fitness program “Team Danny Green”.

But for now Green says and still has a burning passion for the sport. Long-time trainer Angelo Hyder said that Green has looking great in the gym and has maintained his fighting weight.

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June 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Everyone’s talking about the possible return of Oscar De La Hoya

Why Carl Froch is a breath of fresh air

Paulie Malignaggi says Manny Pacquiao isn’t “completely clean

Timothy Bradley goes back to basics for Jessie Vargas



June 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Antonio DeMarco retires

Former world champion Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) has decided to hang up his gloves after being defeated by Ranees Barthelemy on Sunday “I don’t want to offer excuses to all people that trusted me and my family,” said DeMarco in a statement published on the WBC website. “I am calm, but at the same time disappointed. However I do believe in cycles and mine is about to end. I want to thank God that boxing and the people always supported me. Thanks for everything you gave during my career. It’s difficult but I am sure God will set me more goals and dreams to fulfill.”



June 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley hits LA

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. arrives in Los Angeles for his upcoming fight against undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas for the vacant WBO interim welterweight title , Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, this exciting event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

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June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Shabranskyy opponent named: Paul Parker

Undefeated Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chingonsky” Shabranskyy (13-0, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles will return to the ring against the undefeated Paul Parker (7-0, 4 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio in the 10-round cruiserweight main event for Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on June 30. The bout will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. In the co-main event, undefeated rising star, D’Mitrius Ballard (8-0, 7 KOs) will take on Josue Obando (11-5, 9 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight fight; and fellow undefeated Lamont Roach Jr. (7-0, 3 KOs) will faceChristian Santibanez (3-4, 2 KOs) in a six-round lightweight televised bout. Fighting to make airtime, local fighter Damon Allen (6-0, 2 KOs) will go head-to-head against Luis “Yeye” Rodriguez (3-4, 2 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight swing bout.



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Vera in England, prepares for “emphatic win”

Super Middleweight contender Bryan Vera (23-9, 14 KO’s) is in Liverpool, England and is focused for his Friday night showdown with undefeated Rocky Fielding (20-0, 11 KO’s). The fight will take place at the Echo Arena, and he is with his team that consists of his brother Gilbert, manager David Watson and Banner Promotions’ Matthew Rowland. “I have not seen much of Fielding except for what I have seen on Youtube,” stated Vera. “After I win this fight, I would love to fight one of Rocky’s stablemates in IBF Super Middleweight champion James DeGale or WBC champion Badou Jack. I know 168 pounds is my ideal weight. I feel stronger at this weight and I will put on a great performance on Friday. I am prepared for an emphatic win on Friday.”



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Witherspoon headlines Aug 15 in Atlantic City

On Saturday night, August 15, Silverspoon Promotions will present a huge night of boxing that will feature as many as 10 professional bouts at the Playground (Formerly the Caesars Pier) in Atlantic City.

Confirmed for the 10-round main event will be Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon.

Witherspoon (33-3, 25 KO’s) of nearby Paulsboro, New Jersey established himself as one of the top American Heavyweights as the St. Joseph’s University graduate won his first twenty-three bouts with wins over the likes of Michael Alexander (11-0), Talmadge Griffis (24-6-3), Jonathan Haggler (18-1) before suffering his 1st defeat to future two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola via controversial disqualification. (more…)



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Postol in the works for September

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There are negotiations between the camps of former interim world champion Lucas Matthysse and unbeaten Viktor Postol to meet for the vacant WBC super lightweight world title on September 26 at a site to be named in the United States. The belt was recently vacated by Danny Garcia and the WBC mandated that Matthysse and Postol meet for that title. “I’m ready for the next fight with Postol,” said Matthysse. “It’s a new opportunity that I won in the ring to fight for the world title. I wish for a chance to face Mayweather or Pacquiao. I’m very confident. I’ll continue training hard and just wait for the fight.”



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley: It don’t matter what Jessie brings, I am ready

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former two-division world champion welterweight Timothy Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) of Palm Springs, California is days away from his next fight as he returns to the ring against undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Las Vegas’s Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs). Bradley will take on Vargas this Saturday June 27 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. We caught up with Bradley as he talked about his preparation and opponent Jessie Vargas.

“Camp is going great. I had a fantastic camp, just went back to the basics,” Bradley told Fightnews.com. He trained in his hometown, the desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, working with his longtime trainer Joel Diaz along with his father Timothy Bradley Sr.

“I talked with Joel and my dad so I was like let’s go back to the drawing board, to what got us to a world championship and incorporate all that got me to the top. This camp is basically dedicated to all that. Let’s get the sledgehammer out, bring the big tire, the ladder, swimming in the pool, work on technique with the jab, the right. This camp was pretty much revamping.” (more…)



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng-Casimero Presser

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0, 5 K0s) was in a face off for his IBF mandatory defense against the IBF #1 rated John Riel Casimero (21-2, 13 KOs) on Monday in Bangkok, Thailand. The fight will be held on June 27 at The Indoor Stadium at the National Sport Centre in Bangkok.There is a undercard attraction with 2004 Athen’s Gold and 2008 Beijing’s Silver Olympic medalist Manus Boomjamjong, who is inked a promotional deal with promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang, and will clash with Jamed Jalarante (23-18-1) from Indonesia.

In Ruenroeng’s most recent ring outing, he had his most impressive victory when he defeated Chinese Olympic legend Zou Shiming on March 7 at the Venetian Casino in Macao, China. Casimero became the mandatory challenger by defeating Armando Santos in an IBF eliminator fight on December 13. Casimero is also a former IBF junior flyweight champion. (more…)



June 23rd, 2015

UFC

UFC 189 Extended Preview

Get an extended look at the bitter rivalry that’s played out between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Irish superstar Conor McGregor. Also, get a look at the welterweight title showdown between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Golovkin has no special effects,” says Floyd Mayweather

Will MayweathersnubAmir Khan again?

Title loss will prove costly for Nicholas Walters

Jessie Vargas banks on change of scenery, trainer



June 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

“Dinamita” Estrada Murdered

By Felipe Leon

A tragedy occurred in the early hours of last Sunday morning when former WBA super bantamweight champion Juan Jose “Dinamita” Estrada of Tijuana, Mexico, was murdered via multiple stab wounds to the abdomen. The whole story is not known but according to police investigation, it looks as if Estrada got into an argument with some family members. Around 2:30am of Sunday, Estrada was left at a local pharmacy inside a SUV in the northeast area of Tijuana, his hometown, where a man asked the attendant to call an ambulance. Estrada was announced deceased at the scene.

Estrada captured his first title in May of 1988 with a unanimous decision over Bernardo Pinango. Estrada defended the title three times before losing to Jesus Salud via disqualification. Estrada was fifty-one years old. Rest in Peace, Champ!



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas, Valdez hit ESPN Deportes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas and two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez of Mexico make 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.

Vargas battles former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. in the main event and Valdez takes on Ruben Tamayo in a 10-round feature fight , Saturday, June 27, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, this event is televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

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June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Krungthepthonburi stops Legada

By Raymond Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a nationally televised promotion from Thailand, Bangkok based 112 pound Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi (13-2-0) stopped Lionel Legada (13-8-1) in round five of a scheduled twelve round bout to capture the vacant IBF Asia title on Friday at Bangkok Thonburi University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Eaktawan and Legada engaged in solid exchanges and traded heavy punches from round one but by round three the Thai gained control of the contest when he visibly hurt his opponent. Referee Yongsak Na Songkhla crowned Eaktawan in round five when Legada was in no condition to continue. (more…)



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

IBF title twinbill + Donaire set for Macau on July 18

Popular Chinese super lightweight star Ik Yang (19-0, 14 KOs) will fight for his first title against fellow undefeated Cesar Cuenca (47-0, 2 KOs) of Argentina in one of two world championship matches on July 18th in the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China. Yang-Cuenca is for the vacant IBF jr welterweight title formerly held by Lamont Peterson. The second world title showcase stars IBF lightweight champ Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KOs) against rugged Russian southpaw Denis Shafikov (35-1-1, 19 KOs).

The event opens with multi-division champ and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) against France’s Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) in a ten-round super bantamweight contest.

Also featured on the card will be unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (16-0, 9 KOs), unbeaten U.S. Olympian super welterweight Jose Ramirez (14-0, 11 KOs) and unbeaten local super welterweight hero Kuok Kun Ng (7-0, 3 KOs).



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing returns July 8

DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series will return to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, July 8th. The 10-bout card will be the latest installment of the popular and long-running series. Headlining will be unbeaten jr lightweight prospect Bryant “Peewee” Cruz (14-0, 7 KOs) against heavy-handed Martin Cardona (19-5, 14 KO’s) in an eight rounder. Also set to see action on the card in separate eight-round jr middleweight bouts will be former #1 US amateur Patrick Day (10-1-1, 6 KOs), who squares off against Lenwood Dozier (9-7-1, 4 KOs), and undefeated Shawn Cameron (9-0, 4 KOs), who faces Francisco Javier Reza (14-13, 11 KOs). A complete bout card will be announced soon.



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

WBO says Bradley-Vargas for interim 147lb title

By way of exception due to the Floyd Mayweather situation, the WBO Championship Committee has sanctioned Saturday’s Timothy Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas to be for the WBO interim welterweight title. Should Mayweather not comply with terms and conditions of a June 5 WBO Resolution, the winner of Bradley-Vargas will become the full WBO welterweight world champion.

According to the resolution, Mayweather has an extension July 3 to:

1) Send a check in the amount of $200,000 for the sanction fee for the May fight against Manny Pacquiao.

2) Send a signed letter relinquishing his WBA/WBC 154 lb. titles and stating his wish to keep his 147 WBO title.



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev vs. Pianeta presser in Hamburg

Photos: Akhmat Promotion

On Monday Ruslan Chagaev and Francesco Pianeta, their respective trainers Pedro Diaz and Dirk Dzemski as well as promoter Timur Dugazaev and co-promoter Ulf Steinforth met for a press conference at Casino Esplanade in Hamburg, Germany. And the regular WBA World HeavyweighT Champion and his challenger perfectly adjusted to the location. Chagaev and Pianeta made the impression of rather sitting at a poker table than in front of the media. Instead of going all in or laying their cards on the table for a showdown, the fighters showed their best poker faces.

“I am happy to be back in Germany as the World Champion and I am looking forward to defending my title in front of my German fans”, said Chagaev. (more…)



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Promoter says Groves injury not serious

Team Sauerland confirms that a minor incident took place during George Grove’s training camp with the Royal Marines on Monday afternoon as part of his preparation for his forthcoming WBC Super Middleweight World Championship fight with Badou Jack scheduled to take place in the United States in late August or early September. George was taken to the hospital for precautionary checks but immediately released following the incident that took place while taking part in a boat activity with the Marines. The injury will not affect his preparations for the Jack fight and he will continue his training camp as planned. George Groves and Team Sauerland hope to make an announcement in the coming days with regards to the date and location of the fight as negotiations continue.



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ulli Wegner: Arthur knows what is at stake

Photos: Sebastian Heger / Sauerland Event

‘’Everything is going according to plan,’’ says Ulli Wegner, the man charged with getting Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) in optimum condition for his fourth WBO World Championship fight with super middleweight rival Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) on July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle.

Wegner has spent the last two weeks on the beach with Abraham, but far from holidaymaking, the legendary trainer and his star pupil have been undergoing an intensive training camp on the German island of Usedom.

After fourteen days of sun, sea and serious training, the 73 year-old coach believes Abraham is on course to defend his WBO World title. ‘’Everything is going according to plan,’’ reveals Wegner. ‘’After his last fight, Arthur put his feet up and had too much of a good time, but since being back in training he has worked his butt off. (more…)



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

“Zurdo” Ramirez Set to Headline Friday

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (31-0, 24 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico is days away from his next fight as he will take on Las Vegas’s Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs) this Friday, June 26, at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, in the TruTV main event.

We caught up with Ramirez during training camp as he talked about his plans and upcoming fight with Edwards.

“Right now we are having an excellent camp in preparation for Derrick Edwards,” Ramirez told Fightnews.com. The 23-year-old is currently training in the coastal city of Oxnard, California with his longtime trainers Hector and Jesus Zaparri in preparation for Edwards.

“We are training in various gyms finding the best sparring. Working in Oxnard has been great. There has been quality sparring there,” Ramirez said. (more…)



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Marco Huck: Mission USA can begin

Photo: Phillip Gaetz

The wait is over. Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) will make the next defense of his WBO cruiserweight title on August 14. The reigning champion will take on Krysztoff Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs), mandatory challenger to Huck`s title and number one ranked by the World Boxing Organization. This bout will be held in the state of New York or New Jersey with the exact location to be named very shortly. And the German has plenty of reasons to be excited about this clash. “I will be celebrating two firsts when I step into the ring on August 14,” said Huck. “On the one hand, it will be my first fight under the banner of Huck Sports Promotion, who will co-promote the bout in close cooperation with DiBella Entertainment. Furthermore, I will be giving my US debut. The fight against Glowacki will be my first abroad,” an excited Huck commented. “After leaving Sauerland I said that I wanted to fight overseas. That promise is now being kept.”

“The Pole is unbeaten and has a good KO ratio to his name” states Huck with regards to his challenger. “He will also have a lot of locals cheering him on, as many Polish citizens live on the east coast, it will almost be like a home crowd. I am however confident, that at the end of the night, the fans both on-site and in front of their TVs, will be celebrating with me. Boxing fans in America want to be entertained by the warriors inside the squared circle and my style of fighting provides just that, entertainment. Mission USA can begin.”



June 22nd, 2015

UFC

USADA, UFC make anti-doping policy public

As announced in early June, as part of UFC’s Athlete Marketing and Development Program, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will serve as the independent third-party administrator of UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy beginning on July 1, 2015 . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Hope outworks WBO #12 Jackson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based English middleweight Kerry Hope (22-7, 2 KOs) was impressive in scoring a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over WBO #12 Gunner Jackson (21-5-3) at the Brisbane Convention Centre in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Friday Scores 100-90, 100-90, 98-92. Hope outworked the New Zealand middleweight Jackson, who had been the distance with former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine in 2014. Hope’s best win was in 2012 when he defeated Grzegorz Proksa.The British 160-pounder, who is now managed by Matt Clark, suffered losses to Darren Barker in 2012, Eamon O’Kane 2013 and Frankie Borg in 2014. Hope said after his win over Jackson. “I give Gunnar Jackson a lot of credit. He’s a tough guy. I can see why he is ranked number 12 in the world by the WBO. I’m happy with my performance. There’s a couple of things I need to tidy up on but I’m really enjoying my boxing at the moment. I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off and then my next fight.” (more…)



June 22nd, 2015

Full Report

Full report & gallery: Ward vs. Smith

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Photos by Tri Nguyen / Tri NguyenPhotography.com

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward dominated Paul “Real Gone Kid” Smith on Saturday and earned a 9th-round TKO after Smith’s trainer threw in a bloody towel.

Fighting in his hometown of Oakland after a 19-month layoff, Ward looked sharp and strong throughout the fight before a spirited crowd of 9,102 at Oracle Arena . . . Click here for full report and giant photo gallery



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why boxing’s world governing bodies need to sort their mess

Kellie Maloney talks inner torment

Amir Khan thinks chances are good for Mayweather bout

Shawn Porter calls out Mayweather after beating Broner



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ward talks Kovalev, Stevenson, Froch

His win over Paul Smith secured, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward says he has options. “If I go up in weight I can fight Kovalev,” said Ward. “I could fight Stevenson but there would be politics involved in that. I will go home and talk to Virgil and ask him what he saw and what we have to fix then we will go from there. I could get down to fight at 168. I weighed 170 in camp and I could have lost another two. If I did that I could fight Froch or any other super middleweight.”

As for the win over Smith, Ward stated, “We’ve been out 18 months and great teamwork won this fight. It took some time to get the ring rust off. I started with the jab. I wanted to come out big bang and get a first round KO but I have a great coach and he told me to take my time and the knockout will come. He’s a tough guy. You could see he was much bigger than me tonight, he probably was about 190 tonight. That and he is very durable. That’s what you get when you get Paul Smith. I know what he was trying to do. He was trying to lure me in then hit me with the big right hand. He hit me with a couple of good shots, but he didn’t hurt me.

“His legs were getting wobbly. I could see the big cut on his face and I think I broke his nose. I know my job is to finish guys off. But he’s got a family and a life and he needs to live another day so It was good they stopped the fight.

“I give myself a B.”



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez defeats Omotoso; Barthelemy tops DeMarco; Love stops Escalera

In a war, unbeaten welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) outworked the very tough Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-1, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Vasquez piled up the points as he consistently beat Omotoso to the punch. Omotoso came on late in the fight. Vazquez was covered in blood at the end. Scores were 98-92 on all cards.

In a clash of former world champions, unbeaten Rances Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) in a super lightweight bout. Southpaw Barthelemy dropped DeMarco with a straight left in round four. DeMarco got up at the count of eight. Barthelemy was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine. In the end, all three judges scored it 99-89.

In non-televised bouts, super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Jason Escalera (15-4, 12 KOs), unbeaten cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti moved to 10-0, 10 KOs with a second round KO over Thomas Hanshaw (6-6, 4 KOs) and super middleweight Ronald Gavril (13-1, 9 KOs) outpointed Jessie Nicklow (24-7-3, 8 KOs) over eight.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilson stops Smith for PA cruiserweight title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino, heavy handed cruiserweight Garrett Wilson (14-9-1, 8KOs) captured the vacant PA state cruiserweight title with a crushing third round knockout of Anthony Caputo Smith (15-5, 10KOs) in the main event of the evening. In the co-feature of the nine bout card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, undefeated lightweight Milton “El Santo” Santiago (11-0, 3KOs) had to get off the canvas to capture a six round unanimous decision victory over Joe Miguel Castro (4-5, 2KOs). (more…)



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Bailey KOs King

By Jose E. Santiago at ringside

Last night, just south of Atlanta, in Riverdale GA, former world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (45-8, 38 KOs) scored a second round TKO over outmatched Gundrick King (18-15, 11 KOs). In the first round of the contest, Bailey looked to shake off any ring rust after a year and half layoff. It didn’t take long before he began timing Gundrich’s lead left hand from the southpaw stance and countering with his famous right hand. Halfway through round 2, Bailey increased his aggressiveness and landed a yet another right hand that dropped King. King was able to survive and beat the count, but after another barrage of punches referee Brian Stutts mercifully stopped the contest. Official time was 2:06 of round two.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas, Morales LAX arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas and trainer and legendary champion Erik Morales arrive at Los Angeles International Airport late Saturday night. Vargas is in town for his upcoming world title fight against former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr., Saturday, June 27, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, this exciting event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Nelson, Salinas Win Bouts In Woodlawn

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Virginia female boxers Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson and “The Bolivian Queen” Jennifer Salinas scored unanimous decision victories in the featured bouts during the Shawstyle Productions/Shabazz Brothers card at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. Nelson of Ashburn, VA (right) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Kita “Ready-Made” Watkins of Fort Worth, TX to capture the vacant Universal Boxing Federation Middleweight title. The championship is Nelson’s ninth in her career.

The bout was a rematch of a contest the two had on March 20 at Martin’s West. Nelson won the first bout easily with a shutout 10-round unanimous decision. Nelson had to work a little harder to get the win in the rematch. Watkins used more movement and defended herself much better against Nelson’s right hand. However, Nelson showed her champion’s heart at the midway point of the bout when she decked Watkins with a right hook to the chin in the fifth round. Nelson was able to control the bout the rest of the way to score the win. Judge Brent Bovell scored the bout a shutout for Nelson at 100-89 while John Gradowski saw the bout 98-91 and David Greer scored it 99-90. This was the first time in four bouts that Nelson lost a round on a judge’s scorecard.

Nelson remains undefeated at 15-0-3, one KO while Watkins drops to 7-13, one KO. (more…)



June 21st, 2015




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