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- Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt
Number five ranked flyweight contender John Moraga handed hot prospect Justin Scoggins his second consecutive defeat at the Foxwoods Resort Casino Friday night, roaring back from a rough first round to submit the “Tank” in the second stanza of their UFC Fight Night bout . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Silva vs. Arlovski is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more
By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez
Mariana “Barby” Juarez, former WBC female champion and current WBC super flyweight international champion, returns to the ring Saturday against Argentinian Carla Weiss at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, Mexico. The fight tops a card billed as “Viva Mexico.”
Mariana Juárez 114 vs Carla Weiss 112
(WBC female super flyweight international title)
Miguel “Mickey” Román 130 vs Juan José Farías 12
Javier “Intocable” Molina 147 vs Jorge “Tigre” Pimentel 147
Óscar Molina 156 vs Luis Donaldo Prieto 156
Venue: Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez
NABF female fight promoter of the year Bobby D. Presents lived up to the accolade received earlier this year in in Chicago when last night in “America’s Finest City” San Diego, CA, at the home of local professional boxing, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, when they presented “San Diego Fights: Dangerous Divas”. The five-bout fight card featured three female fights, a first for San Diego. With amateur standouts Danyelle Wolf and Andrea “The Boss” Medina, pioneering female fighters Sue TL Fox and Del Pettis and current NABF light straw weight champion Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana on hand, former two-time world champion Jolene “Classy Assassin” Blackshear (9-5, 4KO) only needed fifty seconds of the first round of a scheduled six in the light flyweight division to stop Susan Reno (1-3-1) of New York. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, Superstar Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri visit the offices of various newspapers, Friday in New York City on ‘Day 12′ of their worldwide tour.
Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., are on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. (more…)
On October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a Showtime Boxing Special Edition with reigning undefeated IBF champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0, 12KO’s) defending his super featherweight title against former world title challenger and IBF #3-rated Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8KO’s). This card will take place the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.
In the co-feature, two highly ranked junior middleweights will collide in a 10-round matchup when Willie Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KO’s) faces Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KO’s).
Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank
Juan Diaz 135.5 vs. Carlos Cardenas 136
Casey Ramos 134 vs. Angel Hernandez 131.5
Alex Saucedo 144 vs. Gary Beregeron 144.5
Brad Saloman 148.5 vs. Freddy Hernandez 149.5
Egor Mekhonteev, 174.8 vs. Samuel Miller 174.6
Ivan Najera 138 vs. Luis Cervantes 136 (Najera has to lose 2 pounds)
Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: Laredo Energy Center
Television: Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Juan Estrada 112 Vs Giovani Segura 112
(WBA/WBO flyweight titles)
Jackie Nava 121.5 Vs Alicia Ashley 121.5
Ramses Agatón 148 Vs Ronald Montes 146.5
Jonathan Lecona 115 Vs Carlos Fontes 117
Rodolfo Hernández 122 Vs Rafael Reyes 121.7 lb
Darío Garibay 141 vs Erick Rosales 140
Venue: Arena Ciudad de México
TV: TV Azteca, Azteca América, beIN Sports
Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime
Adrien Broner 140 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 138.5
Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Roberto Ortiz 139.5
Andre Berto 148.5 vs. Steve Upsher 145.5
Michael Perez 140 vs. Jared Robinson 140
Rau’Shee Warren 117.5 vs. Jose Luis Araiza 120
Terrell Gausha 156.5 vs. Juan Carlos Rojas 160
Robert Easter 136.5 vs. Roberto Acevedo 138
Raynell Williams 133.5 vs. Evan Woolsey 134
Jamontay Clark 146.5 vs. Matt Montalvo 148
Lamont Roach Jr 131.5 vs. Rocco Espinoza 131.5
Venue: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Promoter: Golden Boy
Boxer Kell Brook is in a stable condition in hospital in Tenerife after an attack whilst on holiday with his family. The IBF Welterweight champion was admitted to hospital in the early hours Thursday morning after suffering a serious stab wound to his left leg.
Commenting from his hospital bed, Kell Brook said, “I was out enjoying a night out before returning home to the UK when I was the victim of an unprovoked attack. I’m devastated right now after being on such a high having achieved my dream of becoming World Champion in Los Angeles last month. This is obviously a major setback but the thought of defending my title is what’s keeping me positive right now. I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for myself and my family at this time. Make no mistake – I will be back.”
Brook will spend the weekend in hospital and will return to Sheffield on Monday to begin his rehabilitation. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten Nicaraguan Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs), 112, collected his third world championship when he lopsidedly kept whipping defending titlist Akira Yaegashi (20-4, 10 KOs), 112, floored him in the third, steadily piled up points and finally decked the bruised and battered champ to halt him at 2:24 of the ninth rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
Yaegashi didn’t utilize his footwork as expected and gamely mixed it up from the second round on, but couldn’t win even a point although he showed his heart and gameness. Gonzalez was a much better boxer than Yaegashi, as expected, and he showed his excellence in mercilessly hitting the target whose face was puffed and whose left eyebrow was badly swollen with the Nicaraguan’s accurate and effective combinations. (more…)
Kiko Martinez 121 vs. Carl Frampton 122
(IBF jr featherweight title)
Venue: Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Promoter: Barry McGuigan/Sergio Martinez
By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Unbeaten WBC light-flyweight champ Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6 KOs), 107.75, Japan, kept his belt as he battered Thailander Samartlek Kokietgym (17-5, 5 KOs), 107.25, from all angles, dropped him twice and finally halted him with furious combinations at 1:08 of the eleventh round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
Inoue, a 21-year-old genius who acquired the throne in his sixth pro bout (after an amateur mark of 75-6, 48 stoppages), caught the game Thailander with effective shots upstairs and downstairs, and send him to the deck in the fourth and sixth so that people expected an earlier stoppage. But Samartlek, 29, displayed his unbelievable durability after his last visit to the deck in the sixth. When Inoue accelerated his attack midway in round eleven, Mexican referee Gelasio Perez made a well-timed and well-received halt to save the battered loser from further punishment.
Ex-Olympic gold medalist in London, Japan’s middleweight prospect, WBC#12 Ryota Murata (5-0, 4 KOs), 161.25, defeated Mexican national champ Adrian Luna (17-3-1, 11 KOs), 162, by a unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 100-90) over ten hard-fought rounds.
Unbeaten 115-pound prospect, Ryo Matsumoto (12-0, 10 KOs), 117.5, looked very impressive when he dispatched former WBA flyweight and super-flyweight titlist Denkaosen Kaovichit (63-5-1, 26 KOs), 117.73, with a vicious body shot at 0:32 into the second round of a scheduled eight. Matsumoto, ex-national high school champ, floored Denkaosen with a long overhand right early in the second and then displayed a coup-de-grace to the breadbasket.
World-rated light-fly, unbeaten Takuma Inoue (3-0, 1 KO), 111.75, the younger brother of the world titlist Naoya, still 18, beautifully finished Thailand’s Chanachai Sor Siamchai, 112, at 0:51 of the second session in the first bout of this show.
Promoter: Ohashi Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Former two division (light heavyweight and cruiserweight) world champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KO) will take on one of the new talents Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KO) in what was an unthinkable fight just six months ago. Everything changed when Adamek lost to professionally inexperienced Vyacheslav Glazkov. The 37-year-old Adamek seriously thought about retiring. “Coming back after the Glazkov fight was an Adamek and family decision. I had nothing to do with that. It’s up to the fighter to dedicate himself again. But it’s great, that Tomek is coming back against Szpilka in his native Poland. Adamek does not need extra motivation, but he will have one, no doubt,” said Adamek’s trainer Roger Bloodworth in a Fightnews.com interview. Adamek-Szpilka, promoted by Polsat and Sferis Knockout Promotions, will be Polsat Boxing Night “Moment of Truth” main event on November 8 in Krakow, Poland. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source has told Fightnews.com that the Argentinian champ Juan Carlos Reveco (34-1, 18 KOs) will defend and unify the current WBA flyweight title against the Thai interim WBA flyweight champ Yodmongkol Saengthep Vor (34-2, 20 KO’) on October 17 in a venue to be determined in Argentina.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
In the last hours there has been information about a possible fight between former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez and current WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Although there is no official statement from either party, Marquez’ trainer Ignacio Beristain said the bout would seem an excellent choice provided it is agreed at a weight between the welter and super welter weight categories.
Cotto recently surprised fight fans on his personal Twitter account when he informed that he wouldn’t fight in December but will appear to the first quarter of 2015. Márquez continues to mull over his boxing future with his family, but a source confirmed to Fightnews.com that this weekend Marquez would be meeting with his promoter Fernando Beltran in Mexico City.
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce they have teamed up with Top Rank to help explore opportunities for the IBF Super Bantamweight mandatory challenger Chris Avalos. An exemption was given to champion Kiko Martinez to fight Carl Frampton in Belfast this weekend on the understanding that the winner will face IBF number one ranked Avalos within 90 days. “There are lucrative opportunities for Chris Avalos within the division, particularly on this side of the pond,” said Hearn. “We’ll be working closely with Carl Moretti and Top Rank on Chris’ challenge for the IBF title against the winner of Kiko and Carl’s fight at the weekend.”
That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another New England edition of the Downes Side! Fun fact: even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why did they change it? I can’t say . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw returns to the ring September 29 against veteran heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event, on a Golden Boy Promotions card, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, Texas.
“Al (Haymon, his adviser) has given me this chance,” Tarver explained. “If I retired tomorrow, I would feel unfulfilled despite so much I’ve done as a fighter. The only reason I get up every morning to train hard is to win the world heavyweight championship. I’m on a dream path again. Outside of falling a little short in Atlanta (he won a bronze medal, losing to eventual champion Vassiliy Jirov), I’ve never had a dream in or out of the ring that I didn’t accomplish. I won the world light heavyweight title, made it to Hollywood (starring as Mason Dixon in Rocky VI), and did commentary for a major network.
“I will be world heavyweight champion and I’ll break George Foreman’s record as the oldest. I don’t want to beat just any guy with the world title belt, I want Wladimir Klitschko, and to set-up that fight I will challenge and defeat David Haye, if he has the guts to fight me. Even at 45, I have so much fight in me, and there isn’t a heavyweight I can’t beat in a 12-round fight, unless they knock me out, something nobody’s been able to do in my entire career.” (more…)
The stacked September of exclusively live fights on UFCFIGHTPASS.com begins this Saturday, with the inaugural Invicta FC event live and on-demand from Kansas City.
The Invicta FC 8 event is headlined by Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson defending her title against Japanese challenger Yasuko Tamada, while the fight for the vacant strawweight belt between Stephanie Eggink and Katja Kankaanpää co-mains the 10-fight card. (more…)
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri rang the closing bell with Thomas W. Farley, (2nd R) President, New York Stock Exchange, Ed Tracy,(L) President and CEO of Sands China and Joe DeGuardia, (R) Star Boxing at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday in New York City to wrap up their worldwide tour.
Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., completed on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour included press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.
Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. More photos
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi and the heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see six prelim bouts on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
Gegard Mousasi (186) VS Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (185)
FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Ben Rothwell (264) VS Alistair Overeem (248)
Derrick Lewis (264) VS Matt Mitrione (255)
Michael Chiesa (156) VS Joe Lauzon (155)
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Charles Oliveira (150*) VS Nik Lentz (146)
Justin Scoggins (126) VS John Moraga (126)
Rodrigo Damm (156) VS Al Iaquinta (155)
Chris Camozzi (186) VS Rafael Natal (185)
Chris Beal (135) VS Tateki Matsuda (135)
Chas Skelly (145) VS Sean Soriano (145)
*Oliveira missed weight – he will forfeit 20% of his purse and the fight will go on as scheduled.
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 FRIDAY at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more
Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME
Mark Zerof – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
The Adrien Broner show continued on Thursday during the final press conference for Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. “The Problem” debuted “Bronish,” his own style of trash talking translated by fellow Cincinnati native and undefeated prospect Robert Easter, Jr. Then he reverted back to English and called out Lucas Matthysse. Just a few minutes later, he put his arms around the throat of his opponent on Saturday, Emanuel Taylor, while facing off for media in attendance.
In other words, typical Adrien Broner.
Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs) will meet in Saturday’s 12-round super lightweight main event. In the co-feature, former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) will square off with Mexico’s highly touted and unbeaten Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) in a 12-round bout for Ortiz’s WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title. Opening the telecast will be the return of former welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) against Steve Upsher (24-3-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout.
Adrien Broner: “I really don’t know how to say it. I could say it in English, I could say it in Bronish – I’m just going to kick your (expletive). You know you’re not going to win. He’s not coming to win; he’s just coming to not get stopped. I’m going to stop this guy. He’s shaking right now. He already knows what’s up. (more…)
Middleweight star Peter Quillin announced today that he is vacating his WBO middleweight title, effective immediately, in order to pursue bigger opportunities at 160 pounds. In doing so, Quillin passes up a career high $1.4 million payday by defending against mandatory challenger Matt Korobov.
“I’d like to thank WBO president Paco Valcarcel and his organization for their support throughout the years,” said Quillin. “Winning the WBO world championship was a highlight in my career and something I’ll never forget, this is a difficult decision, but in order to make the fights the fans and I want against my fellow middleweights at the top of the division, I needed to relinquish the title. This is an exciting new chapter in my life, and I’m looking forward to cementing my spot as the best middleweight in the world.”
With over 873,000 workouts logged over the last two months in support of the Wheaties NEXT Challenge, America has spoken by selecting UFC ® lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis to be featured nationally on the famed Wheaties box. This marks the first time in the cereal’s 91-year history that Wheaties put the power in the hands of the voters to choose the next elite athlete to appear on the box. Pettis’ Wheaties box will be available in early 2015. (more…)
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