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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve ...

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Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos by Stacey Verbeek It has been a long, winding and at times hard road for Dallas native jr ...

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Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

By Ricardo Ibarra at ringside Photos: Mike Blair/boxingprospects.net In a fight that had a major implications for both combatants' respective careers, unbeaten Middleweight prospect ...

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Boxing News

Garcia, Szpilka on Spike undercard

Some notable names come to UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday as part of the Spike TV undercard, topped by hard-punching Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) battling James Stevenson (22-1, 15 KOs) in the first televised bout and heavyweight bruiser Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) taking on Ty Cobb (18-6, 10 KOs).

These bouts will precede the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader featuring Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) battling Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs) and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) taking on Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs). (more…)



April 20th, 2015



Boxing News

Tony Luis returns June 26

Lightweight Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-3, 7 KOs) will fight for a regional title against an opponent TBA on June 26 at the Seneca Niagara Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The bout will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. This past weekend, Luis dropped a controversial decision to Derry Mathews in Liverpool, England (38-9-2, 20KOs), where the two battled for the interim WBA Lightweight title.

In the televised co-feature, WBA #12 and IBF #11 rated super welterweight “Hurricane” Dennis Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) will take on Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs).

The televised opener will feature up-and-coming American heavyweight KO artist Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (12-0-1, 10 KOs) against TBA.

Tickets for “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” start at $35 and go on sale on Wednesday, April 22 at Noon. Tickets are available at select Seneca Resorts & Casinos retail outlets, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000.



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko set for USA ring return Saturday

IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) will defend his 10-year title reign against unbeaten challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) on Saturday at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden. It will be Klitschko’s first fight in the USA in seven years.

The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and RTL in Germany.



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Pathompothong stops Butar Butar

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand featherweight Patomsith Pathompothong (12-3, 5KOs) stopped Jason Butar Butar (18-16-1, 14KOs) in round four of scheduled twelve round bout at the school, Chaiya, Surat Thani, Thailand on Friday to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific title.Referee Manfred Kushler called it off at 1.52 when the Indonesian was in no condition to continue. Pathompothong is a rising star despite that he has lost to top Australian boxers Nathaniel May and Ibrahim Balla by decision in Australian promotions during 2014.

Former Thailand light welterweight amateur champion Atchariya Wirojanasunobol (3-0) was impressive in his third professional fight when he outpointed over Indonesian, Sampoadi (5-3) in a entertaining contest more + photos



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Lucas Browne sounds off

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) is becoming frustrated that his planned WBA mandatory challenge against WBA regular heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev could be cancelled.



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Sadam Ali: I’m prepared

By Matt Richardson
Photo: Peter Frutkoff

Prior to his fight last November against Luis Carlos Abregu, New York welterweight Sadam Ali was somewhat of an unknown quantity. Was the former U.S. Olympian the fighter who impressed early on his career or was he the guy who struggled against lower-level competition such as in his fight against Jay Krupp in 2013? The unevenness of Ali’s career prior to the fight against Abregu led many to predict a victory for the Argentinean. But when the two 147-pounders entered the ring in Atlantic City on the televised undercard of the Sergey Kovalev-Bernard Hopkins fight, Ali knocked Abregu out in the ninth round. It was the type of performance that showed that with the right mix and temperament, Ali could be a force in boxing’s most talented weight division.

“There are so many great fighters at the weight class,” Ali said to Fightnews ahead of his return to the ring on Saturday night against Francisco Santana. The fight will be the HBO televised co-feature at Madison Square Garden prior to heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s title defense against Bryant Jennings. (more…)



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua opponent named

Anthony Joshua MBE will face Rafael Zumbano Love (36-10-1, 29 KOs) in his debut at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on May 9, live on Sky Sports. Joshua returned to action in Newcastle on April 4 with a third round stoppage win over American Jason Gavern, and the Olympic Heavyweight gold medal hero will be looking to sharpen his tools in explosive fashion in Birmingham before facing Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on May 30. Love went the distance with Shannon Briggs for the NABA heavyweight title in June 2014 and landed the WBC Latino belt and vacant South American title with a first round KO over Esteban Hillman Tababary (25-14-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday.



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Rocky” throws in support for Manny Pacquiao.

Carl Froch’s hoped-for swan song in Vegas in tatters after Chavez loss

Freddie Roach: Pacquiao will push Mayweather into the ropes

Paquiao does a 12-rounder at the Wild Card

UFC’s Dana White: Any fighter in the UFC could kick Mayweather’s a**



April 20th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA #5 Jimenez outpoints Vargas

By Robert Coster

Saturday night at the Carlos (Teo) Cruz Coliseum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, WBA #5 super flyweight contender Norberto Jimenez (21-8-4, 10 KOs) used his unorthodox boxing skills to outbox aggressive Jesus Vargas (10-3-1, 9 KOs) of Venezuela over 10 rounds. Jimenez was awarded a unanimous decision by the judges and expressed the desire of a rematch with WBA Champion Konei Kono with whom he fought a controversial draw in Japan last year.

In another bout, WBA #15 lightweight Argenis Lopez (20-1, 7 KOs) outpointed veteran Luis Ernesto Jose (32-16-2, 26 KOs) over eight rounds.



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Darnell Boone does it again, stops Benson

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Jeff Julian

Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, PA dangerous veteran Darnell “Deezol” Boone (21-21-4, 10 KOs) pulled the upset with a come from behind crunching 6th round TKO victory over rising super middleweight Phillip “The Real Deal” Jackson Benson (15-2-1, 14 KOs). In the co-feature of the nine bout card promoted by Kings Promotions, undefeated welterweight David “Day Day” Grayton (11-0, 9 KOs) captured a hard fought, but one sided unanimous decision victory over Grayson Blake (6-4, 2 KOs).

Although his .500 record fails to impress, Boone’s accomplishments in the fight game are many. A knockout victory over reigning WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, a win over Boxcino winner/GGG challenger Willie Monroe Jr., a split decision loss to Sergey Kovalev, he knocked down Andre Ward, and he’s knocked a handful of hot prospects out of the unbeaten ranks. Before this fight, Phillip Benson Jackson stated “I should be fighting ten or twelve round fights but they keep giving me these kind of fights. This is just another fight for me.” Maybe he took Darnell Boone too lightly. (more…)



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Smith bombs ice Cummings

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing Light Heavyweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith Jr. (18-1, 14 KOs) lived up to his nickname as he stopped Cory “Black Ice” Cummings (18=9-1, 13 KOs) in two rounds to capture the vacant IBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title before a standing room only crowd Saturday night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. There was no feeling out process in this one as both fighters came charging out in round one throwing bombs. The action was frenzied as both guys landed big shots standing toe to toe. Smith’s punches seemed to be having a greater effect as he backed Cummings to the ropes and staggered him with a big right hand near the end of the round. A picture perfect left hook by Smith midway through round two put Cummings flat on his face but miraculously he made it his feet before the count of 10. Cummings was in bad shape as Smith swarmed him looking for the knockout. Finally a flurry of hard punches caused Referee Sammy Viruet to call a halt to the action at 2:10 of round two. (more…)



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Algieri hits Florida

Photo: Team Algieri

Former world champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) has arrives in Florida to begin his training camp with new trainer John David Jackson. On Friday, May 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Algieri takes on Amir “King” Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) in a clash that can be seen on Spike TV. Algieri rose to fame in June 2014 at Barclays Center when he upset Ruslan Provodnikov for a super lightweight world title.

“I’m very excited about this fight and this training camp and really looking forward to working with coach Jackson down here in Florida,” Algieri told Fightnews.com. “This is a tough fight but a fight I wanted and one that coach and I believe will bring out the absolute best in me. May 29th you will see the best Chris Algieri you have ever seen.”



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara: Now I want Stevenson again

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Matthysse-Provodnikov post fight presser

Video: Boxing Bob Newman

Both combatants graciously attended the post-fight presser after putting on an epic battle. Despite a badly cut left eye and bruised face on Provodnikov and swollen right eye and damaged right hand of Matthysse, both warriors addressed the media and answered questions.



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-champ Hernandez defeats Curry

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

Two-time women’s champion Melissa Hernandez won a unanimous decision in her first fight with Rochester, NY promoter Pretty Girl Promotions on Saturday night. In the eight-round main event at the Main Street Armory, Melissa gave away 5 inches and height and at least that much in reach to Ashleigh Curry of Houston. In the first round Hernandez kept trying to measure the taller opponent and get inside her reach. The exercise continued for the next couple rounds as Hernandez moved forward with her jab and overhand rights as Curry held out her own jab and was content on backing away. The fourth round was Curry’s best as she landed a counter right hand on the charging Hernandez and found some success and confidence to trade with her. The remainder of the fight went about the same as Hernandez kept up the pressure and worked her way inside of Curry’s jab and counter rights landing her best shots over the last two rounds. The judges awarded the aggressive former champ with scores of 77-75 and 78-74 twice to raise her record to 20-6-3 while Curry slides to 6-9-4. (more…)



April 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey: Talking Points

Here’s one thought that still lingers the day after UFC Fight Night on FOX from Newark, N.J.: Youth was served.

There’s something to be said for age and experience, but as we look back on Saturday night’s card from the Prudential Center, it’s almost impossible not to recognize the kids who are clearly the next wave of stars in the UFC. Consider today’s four Takeaways: . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Fight Night New Jersey Post-Fight

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara: He didn’t punch as hard as everybody said he did

“I knew he was a tough fighter, quick and in good shape but when he hit me for the first time in the first round, I knew I was going to win this fight,” said Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara after his ninth round TKO over former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “He didn’t punch as hard as everybody said he did. I saw his punches easily coming in. I know I threw more punches. I was a little surprised that he did not come out for the (10th) but he was cut, had been getting beat up and had just got knocked down, so he knew what would happen if he came out. Chavez said before the fight that he didn’t think I could take his body punches. I think I took them pretty good and passed that test. I know there are things I can still work on in training to become a more complete boxer, but tonight was a dream come true. I want a rematch with Adonis Stevenson.”

Said Chavez in the ring afterward and before he was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, “Maybe 170,172 pounds is too big for me, maybe I’ll go back down. I’m not sure what my future holds. It was a very tough fight. But I congratulate Andrzej.”



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

At a nearly filled to the rafters StubHub Center in Carson, CA, former light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) shocked the house by first dropping and then forcing an end-nine stoppage of former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-2-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. With the win, Fonfara captures the WBC International light heavyweight title. A reported of crowd of 8636, mostly pro-Chavez Jr fans, were at hand to watch the upset which was also broadcast live on Showtime. The fight marked the first bout Chavez Jr fought under the banner of new advisor Al Haymon.

Chavez Jr had not stepped into a ring in a professional prizefight since March of 2014 when he defeated Brian Vera via a unanimous decision. In his last fight, Fonfara beat Doudou Ngumbu in a ten rounder last November.

Fighting at a catch weight of 172 pounds, Chavez Jr never seemed to be able to deal with the size of Fonfara, the weight or his length, as the man from Poland was able to score an array of straight punches, from jabs to right hands, as Chavez tried to get in the inside but without moving his head. Fonfara throughout the fight scored the more punches but Chavez Jr seemed to score the harder punches early in the fight. (more…)



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

In front of a sold-out crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, super lightweights Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) put on a nail-biter of a main event as each doled out–and absorbed–thudding power shots from his opponent, with any shot potentially a fight-changer. After a first round that was dominated by Matthysse, Provodnikov was cut by a head clash over his left eye at the start of the second and Matthysse went on attack, tagging his bloodied opponent with hard rights and left hooks–but the scrappy Provodnikov came back swinging and landed his own left hooks in return, making clear that he wouldn’t go down without a fight.

As the fight wore on, Matthysse was able to capitalize on his advantages–better boxing skills and head movement–while targeting Provodnikov with accurate power punches, including a couldn’t-miss uppercut and near-constant jab thrown with varying amounts of power (but often viciously). After a great start by Matthysse, Provodnikov had a solid round four and found his best success by applying constant pressure. The never-say-die Provodnikov would get dominated for stretches, then barrel back forward with pure will and land his own power shots–especially in rounds eight and nine, when Matthysse’s output slowed. Matthysse was the master of the outside game thanks to his slightly longer reach, and his obvious power would have put most down and out, but the “Siberian Rocky” continued to press forward even with blood streaming from the cut.

Provodnikov seemed to sense greater urgency in the championship rounds and even rocked Matthysse in the eleventh, but Matthysse stood up to the punches and wisely boxed without trading in the twelfth. Compubox reported that Matthysse threw more than 1,000 punches, including 625 jabs, and landed 47% his of power shots, and Provodnikov’s battered face told the story. In a fight many didn’t expect to go the distance, the judges’ razor-thin scorecards would be another nail-biter as scores of 114-114, and 115-113 (twice) were announced. Matthysse received the majority decision nod, and Provodnikov earned the respect of everyone watching for his indomitable spirit. Rematch, anyone?

However, Matthysse has his eye on a bigger prize. “I feel very happy with this win tonight,” he said. “Ruslan’s a tough guy, and he took everything I threw at him. I have a lot of respect for him. I’m ready for the next big fight. I’d like to take on the winner of Mayweather-Pacquiao.” photos



April 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

On a stormy night in N. Texas, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) brought the thunder in the ring and scored an explosive sixth round KO over #2 WBO jr welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night to claim the vacant WBO jr welterweight title on Saturday night at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas, in Arlington. After five cautious rounds, Crawford dropped Dulorme with a huge right hand in round six, floored him again with his follow up barrage, then finished him with a final brutal series of punches resulting in a third knockdown as referee Rafael Ramos waived it off without a count. The official time of the knockout was 1:51.

Crawford came back to Texas for the 2nd time in the last two years, but this time at 140lbs for the vacant junior welterweight crown, after fighting twice in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska most recently. He may have proved to the world that he may indeed be boxing’s next superstar as his promoter Bob Arum stated at the press conference leading up to the fight. It was not surprising that Crawford won this fight, as he was expected to do, but it was the way he won by completely destroying Dulorme that made you take notice.

Crawford’s Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum definitely took notice and told him so in the ring after the fight.

“This is why you are the Fighter of the Year!!”

Crawford also showed the other 140lbers out there that he’s a force at that weight.

“I feel very strong at this weight,” Crawford stated afterward. “I really worked hard in camp. In the ring I worked on my timing of Dulorme and when I got a big shot on him he was hurt bad. That’s when I really jumped on him. Dulorme was tough but Gamboa was really tough the night we fought. Tonight I got a good rhythm going and got a world title – what a night.” (more…)



April 18th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey Main: Rockhold Subs Machida in Two

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza may currently be the number one middleweight contender after his Saturday co-main event win over Chris Camozzi, but come Monday, when the updated rankings are revealed, the man in line for a shot at the 185-pound belt may very well be Luke Rockhold, who dominated Lyoto Machida in the main event at Prudential Center before submitting him in the second round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Max and PVZ Star, Jacare Dominates

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez-Fonfara Early Results from StubHub Center

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside

With an impressive ten round performance, undefeated Amir Imam (17-0, 14KO) of Davie, Florida, retained his WBC Continental Americas with a wide margin unanimous decision over Managua, Nicaragua’s Walter Castillo (25-3, 18KO). Imam put together a masterful boxing display featured quickness, defense and ring generalship as he scored an array of punches on Castillo through out the ten round light welterweight contest. Imam’s right hand was almost unstoppable. It came after a double jab or as a short counter punch with his back against the ropes. Castillo was relentless as he came forward, taking punches to get close enough to score his power punches to the body of Imam hoping to slow down the lateral movement of the Don King fighter. Imam never slowed down though as halfway in the fight Imam began to become the aggressor as he put together 3-4 punch combos as Castillo backed up.

Castillo never relented and always looked for the fight but a cut over his right eye became a factor and gave Imam a target for that unstoppable right eye. Imam looked for the finish in the tenth and last round, scoring jabs, rights and uppercuts as Castillo backed into the ropes but the tough Central American was able to survive until the final bell. After the ten rounds, the judges scorecards were much to wide to reflect what transpired in the ring. The crowd expressed their feelings with their booing as the scorecards were read. Max DeLuca had it 99-91 while Jack Reiss saw it a shut out with 10-90 as Eddie Hernandez had it the closest with 98-92 for the winner Imam.

“I thought I won, I didn’t get any credit for my punches,” Castillo said second after the fight. “The judge that scored it 100-90 proved that there was no chance I could win here.” (more…)



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Provodnikov undercard results from the Turning Stone Resort

By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Fans expecting a main event firefight ending in an early knockout got that very outcome in the fight preceding it–a brief but action-packed four minutes between southpaw Patrick Teixeira (25-0, 20 KOs) and Patrick Allotey (30-2, 24 KOs). Fan-friendly from the opening bell, the two skilled boxers targeted body and head with a constant stream of blows in the first, then picked up in the second round right where they left off. But when Teixeira found a slight advantage with Allotey’s back pressed to the ropes, he fired off a stream of punches, punctuated by a right hand body shot that sent Allotey retreating to his own corner, then taking a knee. He did not beat the count, giving the still-undefeated Teixeira his 25th win at 2:04 of Round 2. “I’m very happy and excited, and I feel very emotional about winning my first fight with Golden Boy,” said Teixeira. “I was ready to go the full 10 rounds, but I’m glad we got the knockout. I want to get more fights to season myself and very soon fight for the world title.” (more…)



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Dulorme Early Results from Arlington, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Lightweights Rolando Chinea (10-1-1, 6KO) and Ismail Muwendo (17-0, 12KO) fought the entire fight in a phone booth each going to the head and body the entire fight. Muwendo continuously landed the bigger punches, but Chinea kept coming forward. Muwendo landed overhand rights and upper cuts to the game Chinea. Although Muwendo seemed to clearly win the fight one judge scored it 76-76. The other two came in at 78-74, 79-73 respectively for the majority decision for Muwendo. (more…)



April 18th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night New Jersey Prelims: Dariush, OSP & Villante Win Big

It wouldn’t be fair to call lightweight veteran Jim Miller a gatekeeper at 155 pounds, but if hot prospect Beneil Dariush needed a measuring stick to see if he was ready for prime time, he got it Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center, and with his unanimous decision win over the hometown favorite, he proved that yes, he’s ready for the next level . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Means silences Sullivan in three

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

‘Reel-life’ champion Sylvester Stallone meets ‘real-life’ champion Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Saturday at the Wild Card Boxing Club as Pacquiao prepares for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Mathews edges Luis for vacant WBA interim lightweight belt

In a clash for the vacant WBA interim lightweight title, Derry Mathews (38-9-2, 20 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Tony Luis (19-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Luis took the fight to Mathews from the opening bell, applying pressure and non-stop punching, however the hometown fighter Mathews came out on top on the scorecards by scores of Jean Legland (FRA) 114-112, Dave Parris (UK) 115-112, Stefano Carozza (ITA) 114-112. Referee Howard Foster took points from both fighters in round eight.



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Usyk still unbeaten

WBO #3 cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (7-0, 7 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a eighth round TKO over WBO #15 rated Andrey Knyazev (11-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sport Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. Usyk broke down the game Knyazev over eight hard rounds, finally getting a referee’s stoppage. Usyk, the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist, could soon get a shot against WBO world champion Marco Huck.

Super middleweight Max Bursak (31-3-1, 14 KOs) annihilated Chris Herrmann (19-6-1, 10 KOs) in the first round. Bursak dropped Hermann three times.

Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko was in attendance.



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Detroit

By Lindy Lindell at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder

It isn’t often that a four-rounder can be the main event, especially when there is an eight-rounder on the card, but that was the case in Detroit’s Atheneum Hotel Friday night as Dearborn’s Mohamed Adam, in just his second pro fight, topped off an entertaining and sometimes rollicking evening of boxing, by putting the boisterous standing room only crowd (in the tight quarters of the 8th story ballroom) into a frenzy of excitement with an easy kayo over a surprisingly game but outgunned Scott Furney, 3-12-1, Waterford. (more…)



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Provodnikov weigh-in

By Boxing Bob Newman

This was the scene during Friday’s weigh-in at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford: We are going to find out tonight

By Bill Green
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

As 2014 Fighter of the Year and WBO lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford 25-0 (17), of Omaha, Nebraska, finished up this weeks final touches of training, he graciously spent time to give a real genuine look inside his mind before he takes yet another leap towards stardom in facing off with #2 WBO jr welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme 22-1 (12), of Puerto Rico, tonight live at the University of Texas, in Arlington. The scheduled 12 round bout will be for the vacant WBO super lightweight title. Crawford vs Dulorme will televised by HBO Boxing After Dark at 9pm CT followed by the split site feed in Verona, NY, featuring another exciting super lightweight bout between Ruslan Provodnikov 24-3 (17) and Lucas Matthssye 36-3 (34). (more…)



April 18th, 2015

UFC

Older, Wiser Lyoto Machida Pursues Another Title Shot

Older. Wiser. Smarter. Lyoto Machida knows that age is slowly creeping up on him, that he’s 36, not 26. But it’s the reason he trains harder, longer. It’s why he’s cautious about his diet, why he seldom takes time off between fights, why his experience is his best weapon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC New Jersey Fight Night is live on FOX TONIGHT at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Daniel Geale – Radio Interview

By Brett Bonetti

Former IBF, WBA & IBO World Middleweight Champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) spoke to Media Man Brett Bonetti and UFC Heavyweight Soa “The Hulk” Palelei on the Australian radio show “Hulk Talk” today following the announcement that Geale will face WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) on June 6, for the WBC Middleweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Geale speaks about this opportunity to become the first Australian crowned as the lineal middleweight world champion, how he feels Cotto and his team are treating this fight, his keys to victory, and much more.



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Oquendo’s lawyer seeks contempt citation against Chagaev’s promoter

Ruslan Chagaev’s promoter, Terek Box Event and its principal Timur Dugazaev issued a statement yesterday in which Dugazaev said that “there will be no rematch between Chagaev and [Fres] Oquendo” and that “actually, I sue [Oquendo] in Moscow for returning the purse as stated in the contract.”

In response, Fres Oquendo’s lawyer, Judd Burstein, has requested a conference with U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams for permission to make a motion to have the Court appoint a private prosecutor to go after Terek and Dugazaev for criminal contempt — which can lead to six months in jail – due to their “openly and contemptuously flouting [the Court’s] preliminary injunction.”

Burstein is also seeking a temporary restraining order barring Terek “from commencing or continuing a litigation in Moscow that, in essence, asks a Russian Court to invalidate the preliminary injunction that the Court has issued.” (more…)



April 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Valley Forge, PA

Photo: King’s Promotions

Phillip Jackson Benson 172 – Darnell Boone 171
Jamal James 145.8 – Daniel Sostre 144.5
Milton Santiago 140.4 – Ray Velez 139
Immanuel Aleem 160 – Emanuel Sanchez ???
Dennis Galarza 129.7 – Jesus Lule 131.8
David Grayton 146.6 – Grayson Blake 145.5
Jarrett Hurd 155.5 – Eric Mitchell 156.8
Kevin Garcia 136 – Eric Hall 137
Ivan Golub 158 – Thomas Allen 160

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Valley Forge Casino Resort



April 18th, 2015




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