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Saguilan barely gets past ex-champ Corley

Saguilan barely gets past ex-champ Corley

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC #7 lightweight Nery "La Pantera" Saguilan (34-4-1, 12 KOs) scored an unpopular unanimous decision over former world champion ...

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UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

Photos: Eric Killin / Top Rank Saul Rodriguez 130.8 vs. Ramsey Luna 131.4 Vic Pasillas 121.8 vs. Andres Tapia 123.8 Luis Ramos Jr. 139.2 vs. ...

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Wilder-Duhaupas Presser Quotes

Wilder-Duhaupas Presser Quotes

Photos: Heather Durham WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) hosted a press conference Thursday to formally announce ...

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Hosono, Yaegashi, Matsumoto victorious

Hosono, Yaegashi, Matsumoto victorious

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat WBA#4/WBC#11/IBF#6/WBO#7 featherweight Satoshi “Bazooka” Hosono (28-2-1, 20 KOs), 126, successfully kept his Japanese national 126-pound belt as ...

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Roy Jones Jr. signs Russian citizenship application

Roy Jones Jr. signs Russian citizenship application

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., from Pensacola, Florida, has signed his application for Russian citizenship before more than 100 members of the ...

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Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Workout Quotes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and their opponents, Top-10 contender Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga and Iván “Bam Bam” Najera, respectively, hosted a media workout in Manhattan today.

The four undefeated fighters headline, in separate bouts, a world championship card in New York during Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend. The event will take place this Saturday in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more…)



June 10th, 2015


Boxing News

Oscar Valdez looks sharp

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (15-0, 14 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico trains for his upcoming 10-round feature fight on the undercard of the Tim Bradley vs Jessie Vargas card , Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. , televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Bradley vs. Vargas welterweight championship event are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), tickets can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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June 10th, 2015

UFC

Escudero to Heavies: ‘Don’t Steal My Bonus’

TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero thinks UFC 188’s heavyweight main event has all the makings of one of the greatest fights ever, but he’s got a message for Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Team N’Dam objects to Montreal-based officials

Gary Hyde, manager of International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 1-ranked, mandatory middleweight contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs), has objected to two officials named to work the June 20th IBF world middleweight title fight between N’Dam and David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Cameroon-native N’Dam, promoted by King Sports, is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) 160-pound division world champion. The IBF #4 ranked Lemieux was born and lives in Montreal, Quebec.

“On June 2nd,” Hyde explained, “I learned who the officials were for the June 20th fight at the Bell Centre. I contacted the IBF and objected to two officials who are from Montreal, Quebec, the same city Lemieux is from. Referee Marlon Wright has refereed five of Lemieux’ fights and the judge in question, Benoit Roussel, has worked no fewer than 12 of Lemieux’ fights. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. plans two fights in August

Former four-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (61-8) will continue his quest towards a world title in a fifth weight class on August 15th. Jones, who has reeled off 7 victories in a row, will headline Knockout Season 2’s live fight card at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino and will be broadcast live on Fuse/NuvoTV.

The 46-hear-old Jones, who has captured world titles as a middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight, is working his way towards a title shot at cruiserweight to complete the quinfecta. He is also scheduled to fight on August 29th (against Danny Santiago in Phillipsburg, St Maarten) and said that he loves keeping a busy schedule. “I am going to fight on Knockout on the 15th and then again on the 29th. I did two (fights) in March and I am liking how it feels so I am going to do two again in August and see how that feels. If I like how it feels then I will do it again maybe two or three weeks apart,” said Jones. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Cletus Seldin opponent named: Ranee Ganoy

Star Boxing’s undefeated light welterweight Cletus Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) puts his unblemished record on the line on his Long Island home turf when “The Hebrew Hammer” squares off against veteran Ranee Ganoy (38-12-2, 32 KOs) in a 10-round clash at The Paramount in Huntington on Friday night, June 19.

The Hebrew Hammer is about to complete training camp in West Palm Beach, FL, after prepping at his home base at the Westbury Boxing Club. Seldin had this to say about Ganoy: “He has a nice solid, tight, fighting stance. He’s a tough guy, a tough opponent, and with 32 KOs, he will probably come in for the knockout. If he does that, you know what happens, you get the hammer! Having a victory over him will boost me to the top 15.” (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Wake wins in IBF 122lb eliminator for mandatory shot at Frampton

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, won the right to become the mandatory challenger to the IBF 122-pound champ Carl Frampton as he defeated IBF#3 Mike Tawatchai (35-8-1, 21 KOs), 121.25, by a nearly lopsided decision (119-108 twice and 118-109) in an eliminator over twelve fast rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO’s Lampley blasts catch weights

In his closing commentary on the latest edition of “The Fight Game” Hall of Fame HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley ripped into the catch weights that have become a big part of the sport.

“We’ll close now by circling back to Cotto vs. Geale. The big subplot going in was weight, as Cotto intelligently used his enormous bargaining power to force Geale into a catch weight. 157 pounds instead of the middleweight limit of 160.

“The effect was visible at the weigh-in, where the Aussie veteran looked haggard and gaunt. It was visible in the ring, where the comically larger Geale’s few landed punches were nothing more than a light drizzle for Cotto. No raincoat, no umbrella necessary. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Soliman departs for USA

Photo: Werner Kalin

Photo: Werner Kalin


By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman departed Melbourne Airport and will arrive in Los Angeles on Wednesday for his showdown with WBA #12, WBC #15 Dominic Wade on June 26 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Soliman talked to Fightnews and said he will be training in Los Angeles for two weeks before arriving in Washington and is confident of victory against the American.

“I have trained very hard for my bout against Dominic Wade on June 26 in Washington and I know I will be victorious against him. Wade has a big amateur background, but as a professional he hasn’t boxed any world rated boxers. His win over Nick Brinson is his best win and I have seen that fight and know exactly how Wade fights.” (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing City Radio: Bernard Hopkins on Miguel Cotto and James DeGale

Bernard Hopkins breaks down Miguel Cotto’s new found form along with his thoughts on what could be his last fight. Also covered, Robert Guerrero, Miguel Cotto vs Daniel Geale, Nicholas Walters, Felix Verdejo and Deontay Wilder.

Listen now: iTunes | Web



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Najera hits the streets of New York

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Top Rank lightweight Ivan Najera goes on the town in New York City for his HBO debut against Puerto Rican sensation Felix Verdejo at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Butler opponent named: Gustavo Molina

Paul Butler will make his ring return on Saturday 11th July at the Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre) against Mexican Gustavo Molina. Butler, a former IBF World Bantamweight Champion, is ready to get back on track towards a second world title shot and begins with a 10-rounder. He was stopped in his last fight in eight rounds by IBF super flyweight champion Zolani Tete in his last fight.

Butler features alongside Terry Flanagan’s challenge for the Vacant WBO World Lightweight title against Jose Zepeda, Liam Walsh’s British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title defense against Troy James and Lancashire hitman Jack Catterall’s WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title defense.



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Cape Cod Boxing History Continues Aug 8th

Boston Boxing Promotions is bringing back professional boxing to Cape Cod for the first time in nine years on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (HYCC) with a fight card featuring the Northeast Heavyweight Title fight between Hyannis’ own Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) and Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO’s). The card will also feature an exciting eight-round light-heavyweight fight between Harwich’s Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO’s) and rugged Mexican Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO).

While this is the first time pro boxing has been featured on the Cape in nearly a decade, the region is ripe with a rich boxing history, upsets and familiar names. Here are some facts about Cape Cod’s history in professional boxing. Some may surprise even the most avid sports fan. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

UFC

Angela Hill: Always Smiling and Dangerous

Angela Hill is ready to show what she’s all about.

While the scrappy Maryland native was introduced to the UFC fan base during her time on The Ultimate Fighter 20, the slick striker believes there was very little about who she actually is as a person and a fighter that translated from the reality show. Where some of her fellow strawweights – who were already veterans in the fight game – were quick to look for camera time in order to further their personal brands, that’s simply not Hill’s style, as she chose to sit back and take it all in . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton savouring El Paso shootout vs. Alejandro Gonzalez

Deontay Wilder carries the hope of a nation

Danny McDermott honored in North Bergen

Freddie Roach confident that Miguel Cotto would KO Canelo Alvarez



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Felix Verdejo, Nicholas Walters grand arrival

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Toprank Rising Superstars Felix Verdejo and Nicholas Walters arrive in New York City Tuesday afternoon.

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June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka, Peterson, Alvarez, Hearns, Dolton see action on UIC off-TV undercard

The full night of undercard action supports Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader that features WBA “regular” super welterweight Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) taking on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) facing Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs). This edition of PBC on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET. Doors at UIC Pavilion open at 5 p.m. CT with the first fight set for 5:15 p.m. CT.

Heavyweight bruiser and fan favorite Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs) takes on Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder topping the undercard. Also, super lightweight Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs) battles Ammeth Diaz (32-11, 23 KOs) in a 10-rounder and undefeated rising light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) battles Anatoliy Dudchenko (16-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round duel. (more…)



June 9th, 2015

UFC

“Si, Se Puede” Cain Velasquez embodies Mexican-American pride

The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest.

Brown Pride . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Wake, Tawatchai clash in IBF eliminator tomorrow

Report and photo by Joe Koizumi

OPBF 122-pound champ, IBF#2 ranked southpaw Japanese Shingo Wake (18-4-2 11 KOs) will square off against IBF#1 Mike Tawatchai (35-7-1, 21 KOs) from Thailand in an eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger tomorrow (Wednesday) in Tokyo, Japan. Today there was an official weigh-in, where Wake scaled in at 122, while Tawatchai hit the beam at 121.25.

The winner will be eligible to make a mandatory shot at the IBF ruler Carl Frampton of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The IBF officials are as follows: referee Sam Williams (US); judges Pat Morley (US), David Hudson (US) and Manfred Kuechler (Germany); supervisor Glen Hamada (US). (more…)



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

“Cuatito” Ruiz ready to face Santa Cruz

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz, who is rated #1 and is the mandatory challenger is patiently waiting for a world title bout in the super bantamweight division. The title is currently held by another Mexican, Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz. The WBC held a purse bid for a final eliminator between Ruiz and Nonito Donaire, however Donaire took another fight.

“I wanted to show what I’m capable of to a guy like Donaire,” stated Ruiz. “Unfortunately, that fight for the moment isn’t taking place. We must continue to train and think about how we continue. I’d like to face Santa Cruz or whoever has the title. For me the name isn’t important. I’m ranked number one and I’m here on merit. I think I’ve earned the opportunity and I’m preparing strong.”

Promociones del Pueblo, Sampson Boxing and Televisa are seeking to land a world title fight for Ruiz soon.



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Artur Beterbiev: Boxing was my fate

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Yvon Michel Group

“Since childhood, I have been into wrestling and boxing. One time, I was kicked out of the wrestling team training, so I never went back. Being on the boxing team, I was probably kicked out of the training like ten times, but every time I was coming back keeping on training and improving. Perhaps, it was my fate to be a boxer, to continue to go further and keep on winning and getting better” – said undefeated light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) in a Viktoryia Bulakhava (Russian Chicago Magazine) interview. On Friday, June 12, at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KO) will fight Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs) Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV, live 9PM ET/PT. (more…)



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Naito beats Arakawa; Eto keeps OPBF 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese super-feather champ, fast but light-punching Rikki Naito (13-0, 5 KOs), 135, engaged in a non-title bout and defeated former world challenger and ex-OPBF lightweight ruler Nihito Arakawa (25-6, 16 KOs), 135, by a unanimous decision (97-94, 97-93, 98-92) over ten speedy rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. A highly-touted confrontation of the southpaws resulted in a disappointment—Naito’s lack of convincing power and Arakawa’s deteriorated precision despite his usual aggressiveness. With more power Naito could have hurt the veteran campaigner, ten years his senior at 35, more effectively, but he only occasionally countered Arakawa with southpaw uppercuts, which were well-timed but failed to damage him and keep him from coming forward. Arakawa, in round eight, accelerated his trademark non-stop rallies and continually pinned him to the ropes with a flurry of punches, but his lack of precision didn’t hurt Naito so decisively and couldn’t have the tide turn. WBC#13 Naito, the son of ex-Orient 160-pound champ Cassius Naito, will need to gain more power to remain unbeaten and zoom up in the future. (more…)



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Promoters want Muller-Masternak decision reversed

On Saturday night, a controversial split decision cost Mateusz Masternak (35-3, 25 KOs) a win against Johnny Muller (19-4-2, 13 KOs) at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa. Masternak’s promoter Team Sauerland has contacted Boxing South Africa’s president Archie Nyingwa to demand that the decision be overturned. Interestingly, Muller’s promoter Golden Gloves also wants the decision reversed. Muller got the win despite suffering two knockdowns.

Kalle Sauerland called the bout “one of the worst decisions ever made in a non-title bout in the sport of boxing,” while Golden Gloves chief Rodney Berman stated “Johnny put up an outstanding fight, but he never won and to say he did is beyond imagination. I was embarrassed when I heard the verdict.”

Berman offered a rematch with neutral judges, however Masternak isn’t thrilled with the idea.



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton invades USA, will face Cobrita Gonzalez Jr in El Paso on July 18

Unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs), who recently signed with Al Haymon, will make his U.S. debut on a July 18 CBS card at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Frampton will face against IBF #13 rated Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. (25-1-2, 15 KOs), the son of former world champion Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez.

The co-feature was to be IBF jr middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage against mandatory challenger Jermall Charlo, however Bundrage announced over Twitter that he suffered a cut during sparring and will have to postpone the fight. An accompanying photo showed Bundrage with stitches over his left eye.



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Campbell-Coyle grudge match August 1

On Thursday at a press conference, promoter Eddie Hearn will announce an August 1 all-Hull grudge match between unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (11-0, 9 KOs) and Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10 KOs). The bout will take place at the outdoor KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull, England. Both fighters are local heroes.



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

June 20 Copenhagen card shaping up

Rashid Kassem (8-0, 5 KOs) faces Reynaldo Mora (7-1-1, 4 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on June 20, and is expecting a tough test from the Nicaraguan. In the evening’s main event Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) faces Ghanaian Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs) in a defence of his WBA International super middleweight title, while featherweight talent Dennis Ceylan (14-0-1, 7 KOs) takes on Sergio Prado (11-4-1, 4 KOs). Full details of the undercard will be announced shortly.



June 9th, 2015

UFC

TUF Brazil 4 – Episode Ten Recap

It’s been a rough road for Team Nogueira all season long on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, ever since former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was forced to leave the show due to looming allegations that he used performance enhancing drugs prior to his fight against Nick Diaz in January . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Flashback to the days when Barry McGuigen ruled

Manny Pacquiao looking to sell mansion just purchased

Concierge doctor’ treatment include weekly boxing lessons in Las Vegas

Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez on a collision course



June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Referee Frank Cappuccino passes

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Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Prominent and popular boxing referee Frank Cappuccino passed away this morning, June 8th, at age 86. Cappuccino was born Frank Capcino on February 7, 1929, and grew up in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Along with older brother Vic Capcino, who also recently passed away (May 13, 2015), the younger Capcino was an amateur boxer during the 1940s. Frank turned professional in 1949 and fought just three times as a pro, winning all three by 4-round decision at South Philly’s Toppi Stadium.

In 1958, Frank became a referee and for the next fifty years, worked as both a referee and a boxing judge. Along the way Capcino changed his name to the more colorful “Cappuccino”, which ring announcer and long-time friend Ed Derian helped to make famous with his exaggerated pronunciation in his announcements of Frank. (more…)



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: I’m ready to show my talent

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s always the same with me,” says always extra confident 26-year-old southpaw heavyweight Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs). “I can’t wait to be in the ring, show my supporters – and haters – how much I developed, how much more I can do now. I’m even more anxious this time, because of my training with Coach Ronnie Shields. And of course, because all these friends I’ve already made training in Houston. I’m ready to show my talent!” On Friday June 12, Szpilka will be facing Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KO) on the undercard of the Premier Boxing Champions event at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The PBC on Spike live telecast starts 9PM ET/PT, with Artur Beterbiev-Alexander Johnson and Erislandy Lara-Delvin Rodriguez.

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June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing makes quick return to Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA

There is only one thing to do when you pack the World Famous Florentine Gardens Nightclub in Hollywood, California…do another show two weeks later. And that is exactly what will take place as Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas returns to Tinseltown on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 7:00pm. The 10th installment of the HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT series will feature an explosive Solo Boxeo Tecate Main Event on Unimas, when Lightweights Jose Felix Jr. (29-1-1, 24KOs) and Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (21-6-2, 19KOs) face off. (more…)



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

King Sports will continue to do business

After the passing of Michael King, his boxing promotional company King Sports will continue to do business with the same staff King put in place. All scheduled events, including all training camps and promotional activities for such events, will take place without interruption or delay. “King Sports will miss the love, joy, values and enthusiasm Michael instilled in each one of us every day,” said Paul Cain, Director of Boxing Operations. “With immeasurable dedication to Michael, we will follow in his footsteps with our work ahead. We have a terrific team and exciting fights ahead of us, including Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam v David Lemieux on June 20th at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada for the middleweight world title.”



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto sets up Canelo fight with impressive KO

By Matt Richardson and Jerry Glick at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Bring it on Canelo!

That was the clear message Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto easily dominated former titleholder Daniel Geale in four lopsided rounds.

Click here for more plus giant photo gallery…



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Nicholas Walters gets super-belted

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) received his WBA “super” belt from the hands of WBA Operations Manager Julio Thyme at WBA headquarters in Panama City. Jamaican Walters has trained and líved in Panama City for many years. He will defend the title on Saturday against Colombian challenger Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) at the famous Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. The bout will be televised by HBO.



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Huck announces new trainer: Don House

Photo: HSP

Who will take charge of Marco Huck’s training? Ever since the current WBO cruiserweight champion severed ties with his former promoter Sauerland Event, the boxing world has been left guessing on who might be his next trainer. Ulli Wegner, who has held the reigns of Huck’s training regime for ten years, was not allowed to continue working with Huck. Therefore a new coach was needed and the 30-year-old champion found him a few months ago in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“After long and thorough consideration I decided to go with Don House”, confirmed Huck officially. “We went through a few sessions during last year’s WBO Convention in Las Vegas at the Mayweather. I immediately realized that he is a very experienced guy.” (more…)



June 8th, 2015




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