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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Boxing News

Korobov-Uzcatequi Media Workout

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

#1 WBO ranked undefeated (23-0) Middleweight Matt Korobov of Russia and world-ranked undefeated (22-0) Middleweight Jose Uzcatequi of Mexico worked out during media day Wednesday for their upcoming WBO International title fight on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs Yuriorkis Gamboa this Saturday at the Centurylink Center in Omaha on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate, tickets to Crawford vs. Gamboa start at just $27, with remaining tiers priced at $52 and $102, and are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. (more…)



June 25th, 2014



UFC

UFN San Antonio Main Card Fantasy Preview

The next top contender in the featherweight division will be crowned on Saturday night in San Antonio when Cub Swanson meets Jeremy Stephens in a five-round main event with title implications on the line . . . More on UFC.com

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Double Action on Saturday, June 28: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more  . . . . UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SWANSON VS. STEPHENS is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Spence, Cruz, Wade, Brinson Quotes

In a night of “step-up” fights from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, 2012 Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence, Jr. (12-0, 10 KOs) will face Ronald Cruz (20-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout. In the co-feature, Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (15-0, 11 KOs) meets Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson (16-1-2, 6 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight clash.

Errol Spence: “This is a 10-rounder, so I’m just doing a lot more rounds of sparring now, like 10 or 12 rounds. I think Ronald Cruz is a good, durable boxer. He comes forward with his hands up, tries to counter a little bit. But I fight guys like that all the time, I spar guys like that all the time. I won’t have to look for him because he’s going to be right there in front of me. I’ll just counter off his shots and look for openings.”

Ronald Cruz: “I’ve got a good trainer that has shown me all the tricks to beat a southpaw, so it’s no big deal – I actually like it better. Not only my right hand, but my left hook works better on a southpaw. He’s young, he’s obviously hungry and he’s on his way to being a world champion. I just feel they took this fight at the wrong time. It’s too soon, too early for him.”

Dominic Wade: “I don’t think too highly of him. He just throws those little punches in bunches, but they are all wild. I plan on keeping it short and simple.”

Nick Brinson: “…there are a lot of things he doesn’t do that I do well. He’s the favored fighter and I don’t want to take anything from him because I want all the credit when I beat him.”

Showtime will televise.



June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Gamboa, Crawford Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag

Undefeated world champions Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa, both 23-0 with 16 KOs, hosted an international media conference call on Wednesday to discuss their HBO-televised world lightweight championship fight on Saturday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

Yuriorkas Gamboa: I’m very anxious to get to the fight. Throughout training camp I met all the objectives I needed for a game plan for this fight and I’m just excited to get back into the ring this Saturday.

[On Crawford's height advantage] Just going back through my professional history, I’ve been pretty much the smaller guy in most of my fights. So I really don’t think it’s something that’s going to affect much. I know how to adjust. I know how to come with a game plan and it’s something I’ve been dealing with ever since my amateur career. I’ve always been the smaller guy.

Terence Crawford: The guys he’s probably fought and seen, I’m pretty sure that they don’t have the same style as me. They probably have similar styles, but I don’t feel there’s anyone out there with the same, exact style as me, so we’re just gonna see Saturday

[On distractions fighting in his hometown]: I don’t have none of that. No selling tickets, no shirts, no nothing, they can’t call me for nothing. So I’m not worried about the distractions around…we’ve been keeping a low profile.



June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Amagasa retains OPBF 126lb belt

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Slow and steady wins the race. Slow-punching and least skillful, WBC#10/WBA#14/IBF#8/WBO#10 Hisashi Amagasa (26-4-2, 18 KOs), 126, barely kept his OPBF featherweight belt when he had a difficulty coping with a shorter and overmatched Thailander named Maxsaisai Sithsaithong (14-5, 3 KOs), 126, missed plenty of punches into the air but finally halted him at 1:51 of the eighth session on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The more aggressive Amagasa, an elongated awkward stylist, failed to catch the intimidated and inferior challenger in every round and was severely jeered by the crowd. The poor champ finally pinned the fading Thailander to the ropes and whipped him with inaccurate combinations, which caused the referee’s generous but unwelcomed stoppage. It was a lousy bout, and some wondered why Amagasa really reigned as the OPBF champ. He looked so poor, so inaccurate and so terrible. Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.



June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Danny Garcia opponent update

Update: looks like the WBC has signed off on Rod Salka as Danny Garcia’s opponent as they are now listing it on their web page.

Yesterday Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime announced that WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia was facing “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) topping a world championship tripleheader on August 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. However, on their website today, the WBC announced that Garcia would be facing Gabriel Bracero (23-1, 4 KOs) on August 9.

Barcero is rated #13 by the WBC and not rated by the WBA.

Salka is not currently rated by either the WBC or WBA. He has been a lightweight most of his career and is currently the WBC FECARBOX lightweight titleholder.

The WBC also dispelled rumors that Garcia was facing IBF champion Lamont Peterson on that date. Yesterday Golden Boy and Showtime announced that Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KOs) will be facing Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) on the same card.



June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Full card announced for Friday’s ESPN show

Headlining this week’s ESPN2 FNF card at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, will be red-hot lightweight contender Ivan “El Terribel” Redkach (16-0, 13KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against former title challenger Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17KOs) in the 10-round main event of the evening.

In the eight-round co-feature bout, WBA #11-rated junior lightweight Ryan Kielczweski (19-0, 4KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line against once-beaten Ramsey Luna (12-1, 4KOs).

Opening up the card will be promising hometown favorite Stephon Young (9-0, 4KOs), from nearby St. Louis, MO, looking to improve to a perfect 10-0 when he squares off against Vicente Alfaro (6-3, 1KO) in a six-round junior featherweight showdown. (more…)



June 25th, 2014

UFC

Marquardt’s Faith Puts Him Back at 185

“Nate Marquardt has a number of reasons for going back to the middleweight division. One of those reasons, he says, was a message from above . . . More on UFC.com

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Double Action on Saturday, June 28: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more  . . . . UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SWANSON VS. STEPHENS is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker to Brian Minto: “I’m going to hurt you.” More

Ricky Burns is fighting for his career and livelihood now. More

Why Floyd Mayweather won’t rematch Miguel Cotto? More

Says Chris Algieri: Fans are tired of Pacquiao-Marquez fights. More

Happy (late) Birthday to Butch Gottlieb and Mary Ann Owen! Mary Ann is the author of “Extraordinary Women Of The Ring” and the chief photographer for BoxingInLasVegas.com. Butch is a former Nevada State Athletic Commission official and the webmaster of BoxingInLasVegas.com.



June 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Tapia returns July 26

Top junior middleweight prospects will square off on the undercard of the “G4″ boxing extravaganza set for July 26 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. “Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (21-1, 13 KOs), favorite son of Passaic, New Jersey, will clash with Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson (14-1-1, 4 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York in an eight round battle.

Also added to the undercard is undefeated and all-action junior welterweight newcomer Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (4-0, 3 KOs) of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey in a scheduled four rounder against an opponent to be announced.

The card is headlined by WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and two-time world champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale. Co-featured is a WBC world heavyweight title eliminator between undefeated and top rated heavyweights Bryant “By By” Jennings of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mike “The Rebel” Perez of Cork, Ireland.



June 24th, 2014

Twitter Watch

WBO President comments on Boxing Summit



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2014 induction

Photos: Damon Gonzalez

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2014 induction weekend was another rousing success. The beautiful Sheraton East in Tampa was the site of the 6th induction weekend for the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame June 20-22, 2014. Living inductees for the Class of 2014 included former world champion Mike McCallum and top contenders Francisco Arreola and Jose Ribalta, trainer James “Buddy” McGirt, manager Fred Levin, promoters Walter Alvarez, and Felix “Tutico” Zabala, historian Don Cogswell, boxing writer Santos Perez, boxing official Paul Herman, participants Ed Levine, and Leo Thalassites. Posthumous inductees included all-time-great Kid Gavilan, contenders Tony Alongi, Carl “Red” Guggino and James Salerno, trainers Jose Caron-Gonzalez and Moe Fleischer and boxing official Alvin Goodman. Jimmy Resnick and Peter Trematerra received special achievement awards. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

World champion Terence Crawford of Omaha made a special guest appearance on Tuesday at the Cox Communications call center in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford is in final preparations for his upcoming first title defense of his WBO lightweight belt against powerful Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa of Cuba on Saturday at the Centurylink Center in Omaha. Both fighters share identical undefeated records of 23-0.

This HBO Boxing After Dark televised fight will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted in 42 years. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate, tickets to Crawford vs. Gamboa start at just $27, with remaining tiers priced at $52 and $102, and are available at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

More photos…



June 24th, 2014

UFC

UFC returns to Macao

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Cotai Arena in Macao on August 23 with a middleweight showdown pitting two of the division’s elite against one another as No. 8-ranked Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on former Strikeforce champion, Cung Le. With contrasting styles and 26 finishes between them, this bout has the potential to be a classic. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Update: WBC/WBA/IBF Summit in Cancun

The historic meeting of three major boxing organizations wrapped up today in Cancun, Mexico with agreements and common ground on many areas of great importance to the sport. Some of the topics Mauricio Sulaiman, Daryl Peoples and Gilberto Jesus Mendoza (Presidents of the WBC and IBF, and Vice President of the WBA respectively) discussed included:

- Standarization of instant replay procedures and guidelines
- Standardizing anti-doping testing protocols and substances
- PED testing
- General policies for world title unifications
- Glove brands certification
- Weigh-in monitoring (30 day, 7 day, day before and day of (to monitor gained weight)
- Establishing programs based on nutrition to educate trainers and boxers
- Standardizing division names
- Reciprocity on suspensions
- Joining forces on retired fighters’ aid and funds
- Joint force to address AIBA’s monopolistic attempts.
- Proposal of a tournament between champions to determine a sole world champion.

The meeting’s atmosphere was very positive and constructive. The leaders of the three organizations that attended the historic gathering all expressed their hope that the meeting set the groundwork for multilateral agreements on many areas of benefit to boxing and, above all, boxers. They agreed to appoint committee to enhance the organizations’ communication and to address specific topics of discussion. Announcements on agreements will be forthcoming. The leaders of the WBC, IBF and WBA will meet again on September 24th in Cancun.



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Danny Garcia-Rod Salka; Lamont Peterson-Edgar Santana; Daniel Jacobs-Jarrod Fletcher on Aug 9

Golden Boy Promotions is back at Barclays Center on Saturday, August 9, with a Showtime tripleheader featuring three world title fights. Boxing on Brooklyn’s biggest stage will be unified junior welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) will meet “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs), Garcia’s fellow IBF 140-pound titleholder Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KOs) will face New York’s Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) and Brooklyn’s own Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (27-1, 24 KOs) will challenge Australia’s Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs) for the vacant WBA middleweight championship, joining current reigning WBA middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and Dmitry Chudinov.

We are thrilled to be able to bring such a stacked card –Oscar De La Hoya
Danny Garcia: “This is my third fight at Barclays Center, and it feels like a second home to me. I’ll be ready for Rod Salka, and I’m going to give my Brooklyn fans another great show.”

Rod Salka: “This is the biggest stage I have fought on in my career, but that doesn’t intimidate me. Danny Garcia is beatable, and I’m going to show the world how it’s done. My experience has prepared me for this, and I will be ready on August 9.”

Lamont Peterson: “I’m really excited about this fight and about making a statement to the boxing world that I’m the true junior welterweight world champion. I know Danny will be watching me, and I’ll be watching him. After August 9, there will be only one fight to make at 140 pounds.” (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs-Love undercard announced

Former heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (54-6-1, 48 KOs) looks to get back in the title hunt when he faces former WBO Latino titlist Raphael Zumbano Love (34-7-1, 27 KOs) Saturday evening in the main event of HD Boxing’s “Cathedral Rumble” at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. All fans and media are also invited to attend the weigh in 6:30 pm Friday at Hooters, located at 3025 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. Briggs, who comes in with three straight opening round KOs, has been chasing Klitschko’s younger brother and current unified heavyweight champion Wladimir during the last few months, with the hopes that another victory could earn him a shot. Briggs-Zumbano is scheduled for twelve rounds and is for the NABA heavyweight championship and a likely WBA world rating.

In a special attraction bout, Trey Lippe-Morrison looks to go 3-0 when he challenges Marvin Babe in a four round heavyweight contest. A Tulsa, OK native, Lippe-Morrison’s the son of the late, great Tommy Morrison and has received international attention from various media outlets. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Gulyakevich ready to derail Redkach Express

Former title challenger Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17 KOs) says he has what it takes to knock off unbeaten IBF #8, WBC #9 lightweight contender Ivan “El Terribel” Redkach (16-0, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event on this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast from the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. “I know that he’s got tremendous power in both hands and he can also box well, which he demonstrated in his last fight against Tony Luis. I respect him and do not underestimate him at all,” said Gulyakevich, who has won 15 straight fights and points out that he has never been knocked down. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

UFC

Ulti-man 5K Charity Run to Feature UFC Legends

UFC® president Dana White, Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Matt Hughes, UFC FIT Coach Mike Dolce, flyweights Joseph Benavidez and John Dodson, women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate, welterweight Tyron Woodley and Octagon Girls® will be in attendance at the Ulti-man™ 5k charity run presented by UFC FIT™ and UFC GYM® on Friday, July 4 in Downtown Las Vegas. . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Uzcategui looking to steal the show

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Zanfer Promotions


The highly anticipated world title collision between unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and undefeated three-division titleholder Yuriorkas Gamboa is rightfully getting the headlines, but the HBO opener between unbeaten middleweights José “Bolivita” Uzcategui (22-0, 18 KOs) and Matt Korobov (23-0, 14 KOs) could steal the show.

Uzcategui, who moved from Venezuela to Tijuana, Mexico, to pursue his boxing career, is tall for the middleweight division and has quality wins over the likes of Octavio “Tayo” Castro, Rogelio “Porky” Medina, Jesús Ángel Nerio, Michel Rosales and David “Destroyer” López. He will be making his U.S. debut against Korobov, who is a former two time amateur world champion and 2008 Olympian.



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Crawford-Gamboa officials named

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the officials who will work this Saturday’s first defense of lightweight champion Terence Crawford against #6 ranked Yuriorkis Gamboa, to be held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The referee will be Genaro “Gino” Rodriguez. Judges are Levi Martinez, Dennis Nelson and Robert Hecko. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan.



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez to defend against Arslan

On August 16, IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) will defend his title against former world champion Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) at the Messehalle, in Erfurt, Germany. “We now have the confirmation from the IBF. There’s nothing in the way of the fight,” said Sauerland Event General Manager Chris Meyer.

It will be Hernandez’ first defense since defeating Alexander Alekseev last November. He sidelined for several months during spring by a stomach virus. Arslan, still dangerous at 43 years of age, was stopped in six by WBO champion Marco Huck in January.



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #2 Hosono keeps Japanese 126lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Only twice beaten in world title bouts, WBA#2 Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (26-2-1, 20 KOs), 126, kept his Japanese national featherweight belt as he had a tough time coping with unbeaten southpaw Gosuke Seki (15-1-2, 3 KOs), 126, in earlier rounds, but regained his rhythm and composure, battered him with precision and power to halt the gory challenger after the sixth session on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Hosono had failed to win the WBA belts from Poonsawat Kratingdaeng-gym (majority decision), Celestino Caballero (hard-fought unanimous nod) and Chris John (technical draw), Hosono gained the vacant national belt by dispatching Yuki Ogata with his last surge in the tenth and final round this April. The unbeaten Seki, 28, was a difficult opponent with good hand speed despite his lack of convincing power and he made a reckless opening attack to pin the champ to the ropes or to the corner. But Hosono, 30, took back the initiative with more accurate combinations to make Seki a bloody mess as the contest progressed. It was Hosono that battered the fading foe from all angles on the brink of a knockdown in the fifth and sixth. It was a wise and well-received stoppage since Seki looked too badly hurt to go on. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs comeback continues Saturday in Oklahoma

Photos: Team Briggs

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world, Shannon Briggs (54-6-1, 48 KOs) takes on former world ranked heavyweight Raphael Zumbano Love (34-7-1, 27 KOs) of Brazil. The bout is a twelve round featured attraction with an NABA heavyweight title at stake. Site of the bout will be Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with HD Boxing promoting.

Knowing the high stakes for this bout, Briggs’ relocated his training camp to an oceanfront property in Hollywood, Florida, where he has put in an intense daily running regiment on the beach and hours of endurance training swimming in the ocean. Fightnews caught up with Briggs just days away from his next fight. (more…)



June 24th, 2014

UFC

Joe Ellenberger: The Marathon Begins

As I write this, 4:51pm eastern time on Monday, Joe Ellenberger is still fighting James Moontasri on Saturday night in San Antonio.

It’s not standard procedure to state such things before a fighter profile, but in Ellenberger’s case, it’s a necessity. Since signing on to fight with the UFC, the Nebraska native has been scheduled to compete on two fight cards: UFC 172 in April and UFC Fight Night this weekend in Texas . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Gennady Golovkin Update

Photos: Abel Sanchez

WBA/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is currently entrenched at his training camp in Big Bear, California with noted trainer Abel Sanchez preparing for his 11th world title defense against DANIEL GEALE for the “G4″ event on Saturday, July 26 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden and Live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Having started training in late May, Golovkin will be fully prepared when be heads to the East Coast for fight week.

“This is a longer camp than normal but I haven’t fought since February 1 (KO7 – Osumanu Adama), it feels great to be back with Abel and the team,” said Golovkin. “Daniel Geale is a former world champion and this is the toughest fight of my career.”

“It took me a couple days when I got to camp to get comfortable but now camp is going well and I look forward to returning to Madison Square Garden.” (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter is on: More

Ohio fighter Jake Giuriceo is back in the ring after a two year layoff and a torn retina injury: More

Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali-Walsh, is teaming up with a Chicago boxing club to battle gang violence. More

Trainer Edmund Villamor wants Albert Pagara to face more ex-champs before moving on. More



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Team Oquendo responds to attempts to stop Oquendo-Chagaev world title fight

Official Team Oquendo Statement: There has been a lot of speculation, threats and falsehoods regarding Oquendo vs Chagaev. It has been great publicity for Oquendo vs Chagaev however. “I thought there was a campaign against bullying?” laughed Lee Holiday, Oquendo’s manager when asked about the situation.

“Fres Oquendo is not under any promotional agreement. It expired. There are no extensions or agreements that supersede that expired agreement. That is my legal opinion. Period,” claimed his attorney Hector Morales.

After several attempts to prevent Fres from fighting Team Oquendo will fight. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

UFC

International Fight Week Auction 2014 Begins

Ever dreamed of hanging out with Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Rashad Evans or Dominick Cruz at a bowling alley? What about taking a ride on the High Roller at the LINQ with Daniel Cormier and Forrest Griffin?

Well now is your chance to make these dreams a reality by taking part in the International Fight Week Auction 2014. You can start to bid now on some cool and exciting prizes at UFC.com/FightWeek . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 23rd, 2014

Full Report

Guerrero-Kamegai: Full Report and Photogallery

Guerrero vs Kamegai12ABy Miguel Maravilla at Ringside; photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

It was the return of former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero of Gilroy, CA Saturday in front of 5,711 fans at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA as he took on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai in the scheduled ten round main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader. Despite having been out for over a year – since his loss to Floyd Mayweather – Guerrero showed no ring rust and delivered a “Fight of the Year” candidate as he and Kamegai battled toe-to-toe in the center of the ring most of the contest.

Guerrero began to land flush in the opening round as he tagged Kamegai with some solid counters. Using his distance in round two Guerrero popped the jab and followed up with counters to combat Kamegai’s aggression. Midway in the round Kamegai had Guerrero up against the ropes and unleashed a barrage of punches. In round three, Guerrero used his jab to pepper Kamegai at a distance but that did not stop the Japanese warrior from coming forward with big punches. Later in the round, Guerrero was able to land effective combinations on the inside. Kamegai began to bleed from his nose in round four as Guerrero began to work on the inside. His inside work paid off, as Guerrero began to connect with thudding uppercuts . . . click here for more



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Cancun Boxing Summit Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Leaders from three of the four principal world boxing sanctioning boxing bodies are currently meeting in Cancún, México. Mauricio Sulaiman (WBC President), Daryl J. Peoples (IBF President) and Gilberto Jesús Mendoza (WBA Executive Vice President) will discuss topics that include electronic and open scoring, use of instant replay, glove safety, insurance for boxers and unifications to mention a few.

Mauricio Sulaiman: It’s a great chance to try to change some aspects of current boxing. We’re meeting to take different ideas and suggestions of all of the participants and their teams. Let’s try to work together in benefit of the fans, fighters and all the people who like and love this sport.

Gilberto Mendoza Jr: The WBA is here because we want to participate in the boxing changes. It’s time to try to find together the boxing solutions.

Daryl J. Peoples: I agreed to attend this meeting because I felt that there were several things that we needed to discuss that affect us specifically as sanctioning organizations. Overall the meeting was very productive and I am very satisfied with all that was discussed.

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June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Frank Warren

Extended interview with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren discussing Boxnation, home adavantage, matchmaking and fighters going to the U.S.



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hitz Boxing; Square Ring sue to stop Oquendo-Chagaev WBA heavyweight title fight

With an announced date of Sunday, July 6 for a planned WBA “regular” heavyweight title bout between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Russia, Chicago based promoter Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing and his partner Square Ring Promotions have filed a lawsuit to protect their exclusive promotional rights in regards to Oquendo. “We’re going after them,” Hitz told Fightnews.com. The lawsuit was filed on June 20 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and named Oquendo along with his management team of Tom Tsatas and Lee Holliday.

From his office in Chicago, Hitz discussed the legal situation at length, “A couple of days after the fight was postponed to July 6, we were contacted by Malte Müller-Michaelis who advised Square Ring and us that he represented Timur Dugazaev and Terek Box Event and that they had been directed by the governmental authorities in Grozny to negotiate a deal with us,” said Hitz. “We did negotiate a deal and were advised that the financial terms had been agreed upon. After that, they went completely dark on us in regards to signing the paperwork.” (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Felix Sturm passes on IBF-Eliminator

Courtesy SPORT BILD

Former middleweight champion Felix Sturm has passed on the opportunity of an IBF middleweight eliminator. The sanctioning body offered the German a fight for a shot at world champion Sam Soliman. “We ordered an eliminator between Sturm and Curtis Stevens,” IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker said to the German magazine SPORT BILD PLUS. “But Sturm informed us that he would not take the fight. He is injured.”

Sturm’s manager Roland Bebak confirms: “Felix has an arm injury and we originally planned surgery. He has bone chips in the joint. After his holiday we will decide if he has the surgery.” (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz ‘Bauhaus’ Press Conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES Boxing held a press conference Monday in the unlikely location of the world famous “Bauhaus” in Dessau, Germany, once the worldwide center of modern art, design and architecture. The presser was called to officially announce two-time world champion Robert Stieglitz’ July 26 clash against WBO #9 Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky (29-10-2, 12 KOs) at the Anhalt Arena. It was also announced that female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (17-0, 8 KOs) will move down to jr middleweight to fight female star Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3, 23 KOs) for the vacant WBO title. Also, former light heavyweight title challenger and WBO #3, WBA #7 rated Robin Krasniqi (41-3, 16 KOs) will face WBA #8 Oleksandr Cherviak (14-3-1, 4 KOs) and WBO #8 light heavy Dominic Boesel (15-0, 5 KOs) va. TBA. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014




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