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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME On Saturday, June 11, former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) and John ...

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Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In a sudden and shocking turn around, John Riel Casimero turned the tables on ...

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IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 33rd IBF convention in Beijing, China opened with the general meeting at ...

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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take ...

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Boxing News

Telemundo favorite “Payasito” returns tonight

Former WBO interim world champion and current contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) continues his world title quest tonight at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. Hernandez will rematch countryman and current WBC Latino champion Isao Carranza (15-6-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-rounder that is also the spring season finale for Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc.

Hernandez has practically grown up on the Telemundo network spanning back nearly a decade. His victories there have landed him three world title fights albeit unsuccessful. He did win an interim world title in 2014 but isn’t satisfied. “Payasito” is determined to get back into the world title picture this year and win it this time around.

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March 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Who hits hardest? George Groves, Bayo Akinfenwa and Nick Easter take on UFC’s Luke Rockhold and “Big Nog”

Carl Frampton goes for a spin at Circuit of Ireland rally’s test day

Former WBC Super featherweight Champion, Azumah Nelson has been unveiled as the Brand Ambassador of GOIL at a ceremony in Accra

Muslim female boxers featured in documentary



March 18th, 2016


UFC

Fighter, model, actor – meet Alan Jouban

The bio on Alan Jouban’s Twitter page wasn’t written haphazardly. It reads “UFC fighter, model, actor.”

That’s Jouban’s story, and he’s sticking to it. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Pro Boxing comes to Crandon, Wisconsin on April 2

By Johnny B’

Crandon, Wisconsin, a slightly obscure location about 100 miles north of Green Bay, will host professional boxing on April 2 as promoters Beto Serrano and Salomon Becerra team up to bring a night of anticipated hard hitting action. The main event features unbeaten 24-year-old super lightweight Ed “Bad Boy” Brown (17-0, 15 KOs) from Chicago Illinois. The co-feature showcases power-punching cruiserweight Shawndell Terell Winters (7-0, 6 KOs), a bit of a mystery at 35 years of age. (more…)



March 18th, 2016


Boxing News

Clayton dominates Munoz; Olubowale seeks Cdn unification after KO win

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former London 2012 Olympian Custio Clayton (7-0 6KO) dominated last minute opponent Hector Munoz (23-18-1 15KO), hammering away at the 37-year-old throughout the contest until finally scoring the TKO victory at 2:54 of the ninth round of a scheduled ten at the Casino de Montreal Thursday night. It was the first time the 28-year-old super-welterweight who had ended his last five fights within two rounds has been past four rounds in his young career. After hammering the Albuquerque New Mexico boxer every which way and not seeing him hit the canvas, Clayton finally managed to end things with what certainly looked to be a low blow and while Munoz looked for some kind of justice from the referee, instead received a scorching right hand to the jaw that put him down hard to the canvas where the bout was finally called.

“From what I saw, his cup was high and I don’t think that was a low blow,” Clayton told Fightnews afterwards. “I hit him just below the belt, right here, and the referee told me that by here, by the belt, was good, and that’s where I hit him.” (more…)



March 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Korea

Muhammad Waseem 115 vs. John Bajawa 115

Venue: Myoung Boxing World B1, Seoul, South Korea
Promoter: Andy Kim (AK Promotions)



March 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights From Philadelphia

Jesse Hart 167 vs. Dashon Johnson 166.7
Mike Reed 140.8 vs. Samuel Amoako 139.8
Carlos Garcia 154.3 vs. Ismael Garcia 153.8
Victor Vasquez 135.6 vs. Ramesis Gil 135.3
Jules Blackwell 132.2 vs. Jerome Conquest 132
Scott Kelleher 139.3 vs. Josue Rivera 139.9
Gledwin Ortiz 146.5 vs. Greg Jackson 145.7
LeShawn Rodriguez 156.9 vs. Jose Cortes 156.1
Kareem Gladney 154.1 vs. Isaiah Wise 156.9

Venue: 2300 Arena, 7 pm
Promoters: Peltz Boxing, Top Rank, BAM Boxing, Joe Hand Promotions
Tickets: Completely Sold Out



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Yuriorkis Gamboa signs with BB Promotions

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BB Promotions in Barcelona, Spain, has announced its first signing: former world champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa.

Yuriorkas Gamboa: “I want to thank to BB Promotions for making this new stage possible, in which I am sure that some important fights will be coming my way. I feel like a real part of this excellent team, it was such an experience to visit Barcelona, where I hope to base my future training. Until now I had never seen a promoting company work like this. I want to extend my thanks to all my fans for their support,” said Gamboa during the photoshoot.

David Bogajo (Chairman of BB Promotions): “We have been working a long time, we contacted several world-famous boxers as Rigondeaux, but we finally chose Gamboa because his brilliant career and style, also appreciated by the public. This project starts hand in hand with a major fighter and we hope for this to provide a huge boost. We want to popularize boxing in Spain, and we will work with Gamboa to achieve this goal. We expect this agreement to be the first of a long and successful relationship between both sides. We will keep working to sign the best available boxers. BB Promotions is a worldwide company, and even though we are new in this sector we have an excellent team full of hope, willing to work with everyone to reach the top.”



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Photos: Amir Khan Training Camp

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Former two-time former world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) opened training camp to the media in Oakland this week in preparation for his May 7 PPV world title challenge against WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“Camp is going great and I’m feeling really good,” said Khan. “I’ve exceeded a lot of the targets that I set myself at this stage and am well on course. Virgil Hunter is happy with how things are going, and come May 7, I’m going to be in the best condition, physically and mentally, that I can be.

“I’m getting ready to give the fans a very exciting fight at the T-Mobile Arena,” Khan continued. “We’re working on the perfect game plan for this fight and that is what is going to win it for me. I don’t put too much emphasis on one individual thing, whether that’s speed or power, it’s about having all the boxes ticked going into the fight. I know what Canelo does well, and his key attributes, so we’ll be looking to nullify those. I’m going to keep pushing myself hard in training and will be ready to give everything come fight night.”

“I’m pleased with how our training camp is going,” said Virgil Hunter, trainer to Amir Khan. “Amir is very focused, and he is aware of the challenge that lies before him. We have seen a lot of Canelo and know what to expect so we’ll have the right game plan to overcome him.” photos



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Photos: Canelo Alvarez Training Camp

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) opened training camp to the media in San Diego this week in preparation for his May 7 PPV clash against Amir Khan at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I train hard to fight hard, and I am focused this training camp to be prepared to win on May 7 and maintain my status as the champion,” said Canelo Alvarez. “Amir Khan is a talented fighter and though I know I will be triumphant as the victor on May 7, I will not underestimate the challenge he poses to me in the ring.”

“Training for this fight is off to a great start,” said Eddy Reynoso, trainer for Canelo Alvarez. “We have been in camp for a few weeks and actually started in Mexico before the press tour. We are taking the fight against Amir Khan very seriously and want to be prepared for anything on May 7. We expect Canelo to train very effectively as he always does. He is very dedicated and serious about the sport.”

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March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Budler to make first defense of super belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Hekkie Budler makes the first defense of his “super” WBA minimumweight belt when he faces Byron Rojas from Nicaragua at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. He will also be defending his IBO minimumweight belt. Budler, 27, has made five successful defenses of his WBA belt and was elevated to super champion by the WBA on January 20 this year to become South Africa’s first super champion.

He won the vacant IBO minimumweight belt on September 24 2011 at Emperors Palace which has become his favorite fight venue, when he outpointed Michael Landero over 12 rounds. He has now made nine defenses of the IBO belt and has taken his record to 29 wins with nine coming inside the distance and only one loss, against Gideon Buthelezi in January 2011.

Very little is known about Rojas, 27, who is ranked at number eight by the WBA and twelve by the IBO; who will be having his first fight outside his home country. (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla-Barroso on U.S. TV

Awe TV has picked up the May 7 clash from the UK featuring WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs) against undefeated challenger Ismael Barroso (19-0-2, 18 KOs) from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The afternoon bout (U.S. time) will serve as a prelude to the PPV encounter that night between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan.



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Chocolatito moves camp to Costa Rica

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WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KOs) has moved his training camp from Managua, Nicaragua to Costa Rica this week as he continues preparation for his world title defense against former world title challenger McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) on the HBO-televised April 23 Golovkin-Wade undercard at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California.

“This is a big opportunity for Arroyo,” said Chocolatito. “He feels like he should already be champion from his close, split decision loss to Amnat Ruenroeng and I know how strong and well prepared he will be for this fight. This is a big test and very important fight for me. Moving camp to Costa Rica at this time makes sense, the sparring there is better and the location allows me to completely focus on the fight without any distractions.” (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Ortiz-Berto collide again on April 30

Former welterweight world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) and Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) will meet again in a twelve round welterweight rematch in primetime on April 30 as PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes comes to StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Victor Ortiz: “I know I’m in for another war. I’ve always been open to a rematch because Berto has a big mouth and something to prove. After our fight, he went on a losing streak, because I gave his opponents a blueprint on how to beat him. My losses have been unfortunate, but I wouldn’t want to come up against me at this stage in the game. My name is Victor and that’s no coincidence.”

Andre Berto: “This is the fight the people have been waiting for and it’s time to give it to them. I’m in a good place mentally, physically and spiritually. I’ve never wanted my story to be perfect, that’s boring. Life is filled with ups and downs and I’ve embraced them all in my career. Everything I’ve been through has turned me into a savage. It’s time to close this chapter once and for all. I want his head!”

The telecast will also feature two ten round undercard fights: Light heavyweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (28-1, 19 KOs) takes on Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (19-1, 13 KOs) and former three-division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KOs) faces unbeaten brawler Jorge Lara (27-0-2, 19 KOs) in a featherweight battle.



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Hennessy says he’s still promoter of Hughie Fury

In light of today’s news regarding Hughie Lewis Fury’s appearance on a Frank Warren/BoxNation show on April 30, Hennessy Sports would like to clarify that Mick Hennessy remains Fury’s promoter and manager and will continue to guide the unbeaten heavyweight’s career alongside Hughie’s father and trainer, Peter Fury. An opportunity for Hughie to box in the chief-support slot on April 30 at the Copper Box Arena was presented to both Mick Hennessy and Peter Fury (on the proviso Hughie isn’t cut or injured during his next fight on March 26) and they agreed it was one worth pursuing. Furthermore, they are receptive to other opportunities in the future.

“We have long considered Hughie Lewis Fury to be one of the hottest young talents in world boxing – a future superstar of the sport – and it’s encouraging to know other people in boxing are now realising what we have known and been saying since day one,” said Hennessy. “Hughie Lewis Fury is a special fighter and, like Tyson, his cousin, he’s going all the way to the top.”



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

George Groves’ opponent named: David Brophy

Three-time super middleweight world title challenger George Groves (22-3, 17 KOs) will face David Brophy (16-0-1, 1 KO) in a twelve-rounder on the undercard of the IBF heavyweight title fight between Charles Martin and Anthony Joshua at The O2 in London on April 9. Groves returned to the ring in style in January, stopping Andrea Di Luisa inside five rounds at the Copper Box Arena in east London in his first fight with new trainer Shane McGuigan, and ‘Saint’ George’s promoters Sauerland are in talks with Eddie Hearn for a summer showdown with Martin Murray, but must get past the little known Brophy first.



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Weigh-ins from Helsinki

By Pasi Taavitsainen

The main event is an EBU (European) lightweight title clash between Edis Tatli (26-1, 9 KOs) and Massimiliano Ballisai (20-2, 12 KOs). Tha card also features a WBC female super featherweight world title fight between unbeaten Eva Wahlström (16-0-1) and Dahiana Santana (35-7)



March 17th, 2016

UFC

Healthy Smith ready to avenge last Octagon appearance

“Puedo pelear, no me duele, tengo mis manos y mis ojos.”

At UFC 180, those were the Spanish phrases UFC women’s bantamweight Leslie Smith yelled to the Mexico City crowd as the Octagonside doctor called a premature end to her fight against Jessica Eye . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Photo of the Day

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Photo: Top Rank

Timothy Bradley stretches to get ready for a hard day of training at his camp. Bradley takes on Manny Pacquiao on April 9 at the MGM Grand Hotel, live on pay per view.



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Frank Warren signs Hughie Fury

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (18-0, 10 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren and will have his first fight under the new deal on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO middleweight title defense against “Mad” Max Bursak on April 30 at the Copper Box Arena in London.

The 21-year-old, who is the younger cousin of unified world heavyweight Champion Tyson, has a fight lined up first at Wembley Arena against Nagy Aguilera where he aims to take his perfect record to 19-0 and then it’s full steam ahead as he works towards a world title to join Tyson. (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund faces Liebenberg April 23 in Stockholm

Big time boxing returns to Stockholm on April 23 when unbeaten Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) takes on the tough South African Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) at “The Hovet.” Skoglund has been at the forefront of the revival in Swedish professional boxing. Last September, the 24-year-old made history in the first fight over championship distance on Swedish soil since the ban on professional boxing in 1969.

Liebenberg comes to Stockholm full of confidence. “Erik can run, but he can’t hide. I’m coming for him,” says Liebenberg, who has been vocal about his desire to face the Swedish star. “The South African fans know me: I come to fight from the beginning to the end, and will do everything it takes to get the decision. Erik is well-schooled, well-rounded boxer, but I’m confident I can beat him! (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Blackwell: Eubank Jr. says the most stupid stuff possible

Middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell has hit back at Chris Eubank for labelling him ‘bland’ and pouring scorn on his reign as British champion. Earlier this week Eubank Jr. claimed Blackwell’s tenure as British titlist didn’t do the famous Lonsdale belt justice, but Blackwell, who defends his belt for the third time against Eubank Jr. on March 26 at The SSE Arena, Wembley, finds this laughable.

“He’s talking nonsense as always,” said Blackwell. “I don’t play much attention to him. He just wants people talking about him and, to do that, he’ll say the most stupid stuff possible.

“If we’re talking about doing the British title a disservice, how could anybody possibly look up to Chris Eubank Jr? He’s the furthest thing from a role model you can get. People talk about him in boxing but not for the right reasons. They never have anything good to say about him. You never hear someone say, ‘Oh, yeah, he’s a decent guy.’ (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Bizier vows to pile the pressure on Brook

Welterweight world title challenger Kevin Bizier says he’ll pile on the pressure when he challenges IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook at the Sheffield Arena on March 26. Bizier is the second mandatory challenger that Brook has defended his title against, and like the first, Jo Jo Dan, 31-year-old Bizier also hails from Canada.

“I’m going to give 100 percent on March 26,” said Bizier. “I’ll give everything in the ring for this fight. I don’t want to regret anything, I don’t want to leave that ring knowing I didn’t give it all when fighting for a world title. (more…)



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Waseem featured in Korea Saturday

Former amateur standout Muhammad Waseem (2-0, 2 KOs) returns to action this Saturday in Seoul, South Korea. He will take on the more experienced John Bajawa (11-12, 7 KOs) of Indonesia in a scheduled eight round super flyweight main event at Myoung Boxing World B1. Waseem, the only active professional boxer born in Pakistan, is being moved on the fast track by promoter by Andy Kim (AK Promotions). His first two pro fights were scheduled for ten rounds and he spent the bulk of his training camp for this fight in Las Vegas, being trained by Jeff Mayweather at the famed Floyd Mayweather Jr. Boxing Club.



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Vijender Singh heads to London for next fight

UK’s Kelvin Young says his win over Chris Hobbs on Sunday has given him the love for the sport back after nearly stepping away from the ring permanently

Tyson Fury wants Anthony Joshua in a “biggest British fight ever” showdown



March 17th, 2016

UFC

Mir motivated as long as he gets to keep “hunting lions”

Frank Mir has been in the fight game over 15 years, and the former UFC heavyweight champion has had several career highs – like headlining the historic UFC 100 against Brock Lesnar – and lows, like when he vacated his belt after a motorcycle accident that nearly ended his career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Drozd out with injury, Makabu-Bellew to clash for vacant WBC cruiserweight belt

On April 8th, WBC cruiserweight champion Grigory Drozd (40-1, 28 KOs) was due to defend against mandatory challenger Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs). Unfortunately, Drozd suffered another training injury which will prevent him from fighting for some months and the bout was cancelled for the second time. As a result, the WBC Board of Governors unanimously voted to name Drozd champion in recess while he is recovering. Makabu will now face Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOa) in the UK with the vacant WBC cruiserweight title on the line.



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Redkach returns April 19 on FS1

Lightweight contender Ivan Redkach (19-1, 15 KOs) will face Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs)in a 10-round headlining event on Tuesday, April 19 on FS1 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA. In other televised fights, both entertaining-looking eight-round middleweight showdowns, unbeaten brawler Immanuwel Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs) takes on Jonathan Cepeda (17-1, 15 KOs), and Kyrone Davis (10-0, 4 KOs) will face former Olympian Junior Castillo (9-0, 9 KOs).



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Bradley: I’m back on that meat

Photo: Top Rank

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By Karl Freitag

After suffering leg injuries in his first two clashes with Manny Pacquiao, former world champion Timothy Bradley thinks the cause may have been his vegetarian diet before those bouts. “I’m eating meat now, so that’s a good thing,” Bradley said today. “I’m back on that meat. I’m eating fish and chicken and steak once a week, so I think that has a lot to do with it. I just want to be able to fight this guy, Manny Pacquiao, with a great gameplan without being injured at all and see what happens.”

As for this being Pacquiao’s final fight, Bradley stated, “Honestly, I don’t really care.”

Regarding Pacman’s recent comments about gay people that caused a firestorm, Bradley stated, “I really don’t want to get into that. That’s pretty much irrelevant to boxing…I love all people.”



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Briggs: Fury beat Klitschko because of me

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is in England looking to track down Tyson Fury, David Haye and Anthony Joshua. Briggs, holding court in front of Buckingham Palace, told Sky Sports that heavyweight champion Tyson Fury owes him a debt of gratitude. “(Fury) should be calling me, thanking me. It was because of me he beat Klitschko…I rattled his cage for two years. He was done. I chased him down. ‘Wherever you go, I go. Whatever you do, I do. You train, I train. Wherever you eat, wherever you sleep, I’m coming to find you. I’m the champ!'”



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

An April clash between heavyweights Dominic Breazeale and Chris Arreola is off after Arreola broke his right ankle when getting out of his car.

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell has announced that he’ll be back in action on Spike TV April 29 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Anthony (28-1-1, 22 KOs) will face Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs), while brother Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) will take on Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs).

Dmitriy Salita-promoted featherweight Alex Miskirtchian (26-4-1, 10 KOs) will face Vireol Simion (19-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title on Friday night in Bucharest, Romania.

Main Events added another middleweight to their stable with the signing of “The Terminator” Virgilijus Stapulionis (17-3-1, 13 KOs).



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Sacramento back in ring scene

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, once a hub for professional boxing, will host its first show in nearly a year on Friday, March 25, at the DoubleTree hotel.

With the days of former local world champions, Tony Lopez (now a candidate for mayor), Loreto Garza, Bobby Chacon and Willie Jorrin long past, Sacramento is no longer is a hot bed for fights, minus a star boxer to rally around. Consequently, the major backers of those fighters, led by Don Chargin, seldom show cards in California’s capital city. The gap is only occasionally filled at smaller venues.

Promoter Nasser Niavaroni from nearby Roseville, whose background includes training and managing fighters in the area, is stepping into the Sacramento boxing card void after a long promotional absence of his own by headlining two promising Vacaville prospects on the March 25 show. They are light-heavyweight Ryan Bourland (8-1) and super-bantamweight Adam Fiel (8-0), who will appear in feature matches. Their opponents are still being ironed out. Among other area fighters on the undercard, to begin at 7:30 p.m., are super-bantamweight Mario Ayala and heavyweight Blake McKernan of Sacramento and heavyweight Derek Williams of Yuba City.

Five amateur bouts will open the show at 6 p.m. The public weigh-in for all fighters will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree. Advance tickets are available at ShowClix online.



March 16th, 2016

UFC

The fighter inside has brought the Bosse back to UFC

For a guy that has spent a tick shy of 30 seconds in the Octagon, Steve Bosse has had a pretty eventful UFC career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

The results are in: Podgorski re-elected

By Johnny B’

While most the attention on Tuesday was on the Presidential Primaries in Illinois and other states, there was another election of note to the boxing world. International boxing official Pete Podgorski (R) was re-elected in the race for Committeeman in Chicago’s 38th Ward. Podgorski, a former boxer and long-time referee, was originally elected to the post for the 36th Ward in 2012. The City of Chicago was later re-zoned leaving him in the 38th Ward. After receiving the most votes in a field of four candidates, Podgorski will hold the position for the next four years.



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer

Eric Barrack 239 vs Raymond Olubowale 246.6
(CPBC Heavyweight Title)

Custio Clayton 151.8 vs. Hector Munoz 151.6
Vislan Dalkhaev 121.6 vs. Jorge Reynoso 122
Dario Bredicean 169.6 vs. Francois Miville 169.6
Patrice Volny 165 . Michel Tsalla 168.8
Marie Eve Dicaire 143.4 vs. Martha Patricia Lara 151
Yoni Sherbatov 124.4 vs. Santos Lira 124.6

Venue: Casino du Montreal
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)
First Bell: 7 :00 pm



March 16th, 2016




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