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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (39-6-2, 23 KOs) scored a razor-thin majority decision over previously unbeaten Daniel "Tokado" Echeverria (18-1, 16 KOs) ...

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photo: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions WBC rated #3 contender, Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26KO), got up off ...

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in “Battle of LA”

Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Sergio Martinez announces retirement from boxing at IBHOF gala banquet

Report/Photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez made the final speech at the IBHOF gala banquet Saturday night by officially announcing his retirement from the sport of boxing. Surrounded by Team Maravilla promoter Lou DiBella, advisor Sampson Lewkowicz, and Nathan Lewkowicz, Martinez thanked his supporters and fans over his twenty years in the ring. He also thanked his parents for their undying love and support. An all around athlete, excelling in soccer and cycling, Martinez turned to boxing at a late age, beginning his amateur career at twenty years old, turning pro at twenty two. Reeling off a record of 16-0-1, Martinez was momentarily derailed with a TKO7 loss to future champ Antonio Margarito. Martinez went another twenty nine fights without a loss before engaging in a knockdown swapping, close decision loss to Paul Williams. He fought so well, despite the loss, then middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik gave Maravilla a shot at his two belts. The WBC super welterweight champ completely dominated Pavlik, snatching his belts in the process.

A rematch with Williams in his first defense saw Martinez remove any doubts with a highlight reel one-punch knockout, leaving Williams unconscious, face first on the canvas. A total of six defense in all occurred before Martinez much publicized knee problems, and a resurgent Miguel Cotto caught up with him, forcing a tenth round surrender, and the loss of his middleweight crown one year ago on June 7. Martinez finishes with a career record of 51-3-2, 28 KOs.



June 14th, 2015


Boxing News

Accolades for Sergio Martinez

Comments on the retirement of former world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez…

Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports): “Like millions of boxing fans around the world who have enjoyed watching his spectacular career, everybody at HBO Sports will miss Sergio’s professionalism and elite fighting skills. What we will do is celebrate a career that is full of accomplishments by one of the most determined athletes of this generation. Watching Sergio win the lineal world middleweight championship on HBO was a landmark moment in the sport’s history. More importantly, our respect and admiration for Sergio as an individual is unmeasurable. His decision to be an activist and campaign against bullying is just one example of how he has taken his celebrity and used it as a positive force to make the world a better place. We will be forever grateful to Sergio and his team for allowing HBO to chronicle his remarkable journey to the top of the sport.”

Lou DiBella (Promoter): “Sergio Martinez was an extraordinary athlete and boxer. His remarkable accomplishments were primarily as an aging athlete with chronic pain, yet he never complained and he appreciated every opportunity he had to shine. His career was as remarkable as a champion outside of the ring as it was within. He was a champion for those bullied and for women victimized by domestic violence; he was a champion for underdogs. I have valued his loyalty and his personal excellence. It was an honor to have been his promoter. It is an even bigger honor to remain his friend.”



June 14th, 2015

UFC

UFC 188 Main: Werdum Stuns Velasquez, Owns Undisputed Title

In his first fight since winning the UFC interim heavyweight title last November, Fabricio Werdum made that title undisputed Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, submitting and dethroning Cain Velasquez in the third round of the UFC 188 main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Gastelum back on track, stops Marquardt . . . And A star is born: Rodriguez rocks Rosa

Watch the post-fight press conference following the fights

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN is live on UFC FightPass on Saturday, June 20 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Felix Jr. defeats Amidu

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Super lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr (30-1-1, 24 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over the rugged Yakubu Amidu (21-7-2, 19 KOs) in a super lightweight bout on Saturday night at the Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California. Both fighters were down in a wild round nine. Felix prevailed by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 98-92.

Featherweight Carlos Carlson (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Heriberto Delgado (11-3, 6 KOs). Carlson dropped Delgado twice in round four to end it. Time was 1:43.

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June 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters defeats Marriaga

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

After losing the WBA featherweight title on the scale, Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (26-0, 21 KOs) stayed unbeaten and avenged an amateur loss with a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #7 Miguel Marriaga (20-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. Cautious fight between two old rivals although both landed big bombs throughout. Walters dropped Marriaga in round nine and went on to win 118-109, 117-110, 119-108.

Only Marriaga was eligible to win the WBA belt, so the title remains vacant with the Walters victory.

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June 14th, 2015

Twitter Watch

Sergio Martinez announces retirement

Former world champion Sergio Martinez officially announced his retirement today at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder batters Molina, gets KO9

Photos: Scott Foster

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) thrilled his hometown fans with a ninth round knockout over WBC #7 Eric Molina (23-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Molina’s best moment was when he buzzed Wilder with a left hook in round three. Wilder dropped Molina with a left hook in round four. The champion scored two more knockdowns in round five. Molina, however, hung tough until he was knocked out in round nine.

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June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo defeats Najera

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

In his toughest fight to date, unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. Verdejo looked very sharp against the super game Najera. Verdejo dropped Najera with a left uppercut in round five and with a left hook in round seven and went on to win by scores of 100-88, 100-88, 99-89. With the win, Verdejo retained the WBO Latino lightweight title. Verdejo apparently suffered an injury to his left hand.

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June 13th, 2015

UFC

UFC 188 Prelims: Cejudo continues to roll, remains undefeated

Rising flyweight star Henry Cejudo got the toughest test of his pro career from veteran Chico Camus in UFC 188 prelim action at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, but he still found a way to win, keeping his unbeaten record intact with a three-round unanimous decision victory . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Two prelim subs set modern UFC record . . . And Best Benitez yet wins by decision vs. Collard

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN is live on UFC FightPass on Saturday, June 20 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza outpoints Klimov for IBF 130lb title

Photo: Scott Foster

In a battle for the vacant IBF super featherweight title, unbeaten IBF #1 rated Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) lived up to his nickname as he picked apart IBF #6 Andrey Klimov (19-2, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Pedraza was really busting up Klimov through round eight and looked headed to a stoppage, but instead he backed off on the advice of his corner and cruised to an unsatisfying decision win. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108.



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Early Results from Madison Square Garden Theater

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Long Island native, “Irish” Sean Monaghan continued his winning ways with a TKO victory over Fulgenicio Zuniga in the 9th round. A stunning close to the 2nd round brought the fans roaring to life as Monaghan and Zuniga went toe-to-toe before the bell brought it to a close. Zuniga at this stage began showing signs of wear and that Monaghan’s punches had begun to slow him down. Monaghan continued to land flush hooks on Zuniga but Zuniga just smiled and traded some hooks of his own that had now begun to leave a mark on Monaghan’s left eye. By the 6th round, Monaghan, feeling slightly fatigued had begun going back to basics by using his jab and superior reach to keep himself out of harm’s way while he banked the middle rounds.

Approaching the later rounds, both Monaghan and Zuniga was feeling the weight of each other’s punches by their lower punch rate and increase in clinching. Zuniga, for what it’s worth, took Monaghan’s best punches all night and never seemed to be dazed or in trouble at any point in the fight. In an unusual twist of events, Monaghan delivered a venomous hook to the body that hurt Zuniga although he maintained his composure. Shortly afterwards Monaghan pushed Zuniga to the floor that the referee correctly called however once Zuniga rose to his feet he winced in pain and went back down. The referee then called the bout of in 2:09 in round 9. Monaghan should feel a sigh of relief as he should have got Zuniga out earlier, but to his credit he still delivered and moves to 25-0 with 16 KOs. Zuniga falls to 27-11-1 with 24 KOs. (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Zlaticanin TKOs Redkach in WBC eliminator

Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama:

In a WBC eliminator between unbeaten lightweights, WBC #1 Dejan Zlaticanin (21-0, 14 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over WBC #2 Ivan Redkach (18-1, 14 KOs). Zlaticanin dropped Redkach in round four and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:24. Next up Jorge Linares?

Unbeaten super welterweight Julian “J Rock” Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Arman Ovsepyan (14-5, 11 KOs). Williams scored a knockdown in round one and punished Ovsepyan until the bout was waved off in round six. Time was 2:43.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (11-0, 10 KOs) handed Donta Woods (8-5, 7 KOs) his fifth straight loss with a first round knockout. The bout lasted 64 seconds.



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Haskins TKOs Iwasa for interim IBF 118lb belt

In an all-southpaw clash for the vacant IBF interim bantamweight title, local favorite Lee Haskins (31-4, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa (19-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Whitchurch Sports Centre in Bristol, England. The end came in round six when the awkward Haskins dropped Iwasa and got the stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:10.

The interim title match was called after reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero suffered an ankle injury that put him out of action for four to six months.



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Calzaghe says he would have “demolished” Froch

By James Slater

Recently, two great super-middleweights – one well into retirement, the other still to decide on whether or not he will box again – got into a back and forth debate on Twitter. Joe Calzaghe and Carl Froch, both exceptional fighters, argued over who would have won had they met back in the mid to late 2000s.

Froch accused Calzaghe of “ducking him,” while Cazlzaghe says he had bigger fish to fry back when he was one of the pound-for-pound best. Calzaghe retired in 2009, shortly after defeating Roy Jones Junior up at light-heavyweight. Froch – who last boxed in May of last year and is yet to decide on whether or not he will box on – always maintains he would have beaten “The Pride of Wales” had the fight taken place.

Today, Calzaghe spoke with Sky Sports and admitted he regrets not fighting Froch. However, Calzaghe is sure he would have won if the two had rumbled. (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Dharry wrecks Robles in three

By Jerry Glick at ringside

Wearing two hats, promoter and fighter, Bantamweight Elton Dharry, (19-5-1, 6 KOs), from Guyana and Brooklyn, looked very sharp in blasting San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Miguel Robles, (12-5-2, 5 KOs), out at 2:46 of round three of four scheduled. The fighter turned promoter, as has become common of late, Dharry was promoting his first show in the U.S. at the popular Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, NY.

There were four amateur fights followed by four scheduled pro fights which became three when one fighter failed his blood test. Regardless the packed house of fans cheered wildly at the action in the ring making it a highly successful night for the fledgling promoter who has run shows in his native Guyana. (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Montelongo decisions Martinez at Quiet Cannon

By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside

Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing returned to the hill at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California with the Battle of the Rising Stars series as local Xavier “The Mongoose” Montelongo Jr. (8-3, 2 KOs) of Montebello won a six round unanimous decision over Spain’s Cesar Martinez (4-5-2, 1 KO) in the scheduled six round main event to claim the California super featherweight title. (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Parker demolishes Saglam, Horn hammers Djarbeng

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #8, WBA #10 heavyweight Joseph Parker (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular second round annihilation of Yakup Saglam (34-4, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manawatu Arena in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Parker was busier and wobbled Saglam in round one, then dropped Saglam with a crushing right in round two and it was over. Time was :45. Parker retains his WBO Oriental and PABA titles.

WBA #15, WBO #13 welterweight Jeff Horn (10-0, 8 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage of WBA #11 Richmond Djarbeng (19-2-1, 15 KOs). Horn dropped Djarbeng in rounds two and three.



June 13th, 2015

UFC

Wingin’ it with UFC 188: Here’s How

The UFC and chicken wings go together like a punishing Cain Velasquez jab and victory. For over two decades, Wingstop has been a staple for fight fans whenever the UFC hits the airwaves, and this summer, the home of the best wings on the planet will be teaming up with the premier brand in mixed martial arts for a sweepstakes that will get those fans even closer to the action . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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

COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN is live on UFC FightPass on Saturday, June 20 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara targets Mayweather, Cotto, GGG

Below are comments made by WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara, Delvin Rodriguez, Artur Beterbiev and Alexander Johnson following their fights on Friday night:

Erislandy Lara: “This was a great performance tonight. I was able to land my left. Delvin was really just trying to survive in there, so I knew what I was doing was working. I was trying to bait him to come in, but it wasn’t working. So I had to get aggressive in there. It’s never a comfortable feeling leaving it up to the judges. I’d like to win every round and get the knockout if possible, but at least I got the win tonight.

“I’m going to sit down with my team and Al (Haymon). The future is clear. We want the best. We want Floyd Mayweather. We want Miguel Cotto. We want Gennady Golovkin at 160 lbs.” (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

IBHOF 2015: Day 2 Report

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Events during day two of the 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame festivities managed to go unmarred by the always unpredictable Upstate, New York weather. With severe thunderstorm warnings in effect during the outdoor fist casting event, IBHOF organizers used internet technology to keep fans updates moment to moment. Shortly after the fist casting ended, the skies opened up for nearly 45 minutes, as the crowd dispersed into Graziano’s and other nearby eateries, biding their time until departing for the Night of 15 Rounders event at Rusty Rail party house.

The annual fist casting event for inductees and new boxer visitors to the IBHOF grounds kicked off at 3 p.m. on Friday. Inductees Rafael Mendoza, Steve Smoger, Riddick Bowe, Yoko Gushiken, Nigel Collins and Ray Mancini all took the plunge as it were, thrusting their fists into the now familiar rubber mixture used by dentists for dental molds. In this case the pugilists’ fists will be forever enshrined in the IBHOF museum, painted in bronze. Also getting their dukes cast were former champs Fernando Vargas, Montel Griffin, William Joppy, Ray Mercer, Hasim Rahman, female contender Heather Hardy and 2012 USA gold medalist Claressa Shields. (more…)



June 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka smashes Quezada; Alvarez destroys Dudchenko

By Craig Wick at ringside

More from Chicago:

Heavyweight Artur Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs) Wieliczka, Poland had no issues with Manuel Quezada (29-10, 18 KOs) Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, pounding Quezada to the point where he elected to remain on his stool prior to the start of round four. Szpilka, cheered on by a sizable Polish contingent, landed at will on the stationary Quezada, whose mobility mirrored Refrigerator Perry in the off-season.

In a scheduled ten round light heavyweight bout, Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (17-0, 10 KOs) of Apartado, Colombia dispatched Anatoliy Dudchenko (19-4, 13 KOs) of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine by TKO in round two. A left hook-right hand to the head dropped Dudchenko along the ropes early in the second. Upon rising, Dudchenko was still wobbly and the contest was halted at 1:05.



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara dominates Rodriguez over 12

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan / Premier Boxing Champions

At the UIC Pavilion in Chicago Friday night, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) Houston, TX successfully retained his WBA super welterweight title with a dominating performance over Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16 KOs) Danbury, CT, after twelve one-sided rounds. Lara controlled the fight’s tempo with his jab and stiff left hands, most of which found the mark on the head of Rodriguez. The challenger was dropped at the end of round six with a left to the chin and continued to absorb punishment for the remainder of the fight. All three judges turned in identical 120-107 scorecards.

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June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Hollywood

Photos: German Villasenor / Bash Boxing

Jose Felix Jr 136.8 vs. Yakubu Amidu 136.2
Heriberto Delgado 125 vs. Carlos Carlson 124.4
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175.2 vs. Michael Gbenga 175.2
Murat Gassiev 207 vs. Rodney Moore 214.4
Daniel Costatino 124.6 vs. Leonardo Chavez 127.2
Zsolt Daranyi 152.6 vs. Antonio Neal 150.6
Israel Duffus 190 vs. Carlos Reyes 191.6
Cem Kilic 161.4 vs. Cole Milani 159

Venue: Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Top Rank/Bash Boxing
TV: UniMas

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June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Beterbiev KOs Johnson in seventh

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan / Premier Boxing Champions

In the Premier Boxing Champions, Spike televised co-feature, Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) Khasavyurt, Russia continued his rampage through the light heavyweight division, knocking out game Alexander Johnson (16-3, 7 KOs) Washington, DC in round seven of a scheduled ten round contest on Friday night at the UCI Pavilion in Chicago. Johnson was game early, occasionally landing straight left hands and right hooks to the head of Beterviev, however the undefeated Russian’s punches carried more authority and resulted in Johnson visiting the canvas on four separate occasions. Beterbiev dropped Johnson twice in round five and the bout was almost stopped. Johnson had a good sixth round after Beterbiev seemingly took his foot off the gas. Beterbiev then dropped Johnson two more times in round seven. The ‘coup de grace’ was a short, crunching right hand that collapsed Johnson against the ropes. Referee Mark Nelson wasted no time in waving matters off, halting the bout at 1:38.

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June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Early Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan / Premier Boxing Champions

Undercard action from tonight’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike held at Chicago’s University of Illinois Pavilion:

In a lightweight clash, local ticket seller Jose Felix Quezada (7-0, 5 KOs) Alsip, IL stalked Jeffrey Ramos (4-4, 2 KOs) Puerto Rico for six rounds, capturing an easy decision on the judges scorecards (59-54 and 59-53 twice). Quezada was the aggressor throughout and his straight right hands frequently found a home on the chin of the southpaw Ramos. The Puerto Rican fighter’s only offense was an occasional left hand but it simply didn’t have enough pop to deter Quezada’s aggression. Quezada was credited with a dubious knockdown in the third however moments later had a point deducted on his end from what referee Lou Hall ruled an illegal shot to the back of Ramos. Bizarre, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has observed some of Hall’s previous work. (more…)



June 12th, 2015

UFC

UFC 188 at the scales

UFC 188, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum and the lightweight fight between Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez, airs live on Pay-Per-View from Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FX at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Main Event – UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (236) VS Cain Velasquez (242)

PPV Main Card
Eddie Alvarez (156) VS Gilbert Melendez (156)
Nate Marquardt (184) VS Kelvin Gastelum (185)
Charles Rosa (145) VS Yair Rodriguez (145)
Angela Hill (115) VS Tecia Torres (114)

FX Prelims
Chico Camus (126) VS Henry Cejudo (125)
Drew Dober (155) VS Efrain Escudero (156)
Patrick Williams (136) VS Alejandro Perez (136)
Johnny Case (155) VS Francisco Trevino (154)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Cathal Pendred (170) VS Augusto “Dodger” Montano (170)
Clay Collard (146) VS Gabriel Benitez (145)
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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 12th, 2015

Boxing News

World-rated welterweights collide in New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA #15, WBO #13 welterweight Jeff Horn (9-0, 7 KOs) will clash with WBA #11 Richmond Djarbeng (19-2-1, 15 KOs) over twelve scheduled rounds on Saturday night with the WBA Pan African, PABA and WBO Oriental titles up for grabs at the Manawatu Arena, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The Australian-based Horn works as a school teacher in Brisbane and stands 5’9. His last ring appearance was in December 2014 when he scored a fifth round knockout over Robson Assis, who was world rated at that time. Horn represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympics

Djarbeng was born and resides in Acra, Ghana. He is coming off a third round stoppage over Sani Yidana Kugbile in January 2015.

Promoter Dean Lonergan and David Higgins of Duco Events
Televised on New Zealand Sky Arena



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters fails to make weight, loses WBA featherweight title on the scale

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank


After initially weighing in at 127.4 (1.4 pounds over the featherweight limit), WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters came back to the scale after 90 minutes but was only able to get down to 127. Walters therefore loses the title on the scale.

The bout at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Theater will go on as scheduled on HBO, but only Miguel Marriaga will be eligible to win the title.

Top Rank’s Carl Morreti stated that Walters did what he could to lose the weight. “He put an honest effort into it.”



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka or Alvarez bout could make Spike telecast

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

The TV opener on tonight’s Spike boxing telecast from Chicago will be light heavyweights Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) against Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs). If that bout ends early (as all Beterbiev’s other fights have), “Swing Bout 1” is heavyweight Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs) against Manny Quezada (29-9, 18 KOs) and “Swing Bout 2” is light heavyweight Elieder Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) against Anatolly Dudchenko (19-3, 13 KOs). One or possibly even both of those bouts could potentially precede the main event between WBA super welterweight champ Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) and Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs).

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June 12th, 2015

UFC

Nate Marquardt: Change is Good

If someone fights long enough, it’s easy to get caught in a routine. Sometimes that’s good, but most of the time, it can catch up to you at the most inopportune times. And when it does, you can either chalk it up to bad luck or a bad night and go back to the same old habits, or you can try something new . . . 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 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Price-Teper set for July 17 in Stuttgart

Heavyweight David Price (19-2, 16 KOs) will travel to Stuttgart, Germany on July 17 to challenge Erkan Teper (14-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant European title. Contracts have been signed and venue and ticketing details will be announced shortly. Price is currently recovering from a minor neck injury, that left the former British and Commonwealth champion unable to compete in a scheduled ‘homecoming’ fight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on June 26. The timing of the injury was convenient as his promoter Team Sauerland lost a purse bid to rival Z! Promotions to stage Price-Teper. (more…)



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Parker vs. Saglam picked up by ESPN3

Be prepared to wake up early on Saturday if you live in the U.S. ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage of the 10-round heavyweight bout between undefeated up-and-coming Joseph Parker (13-0, 11 KO’s) and Yakup Saglam (34-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET. The fight, from Parker’s home country of New Zealand, will also be available for replay on ESPN3 shortly after its conclusion.



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Arreola added to July 18 CBS telecast

Heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) will be returning to the ring for the first time since March against an opponent to be named on CBS, Saturday afternoon, July 18 from the Don Haskins Center at UTEP in El Paso, Texas. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring and show my skills on CBS,” said Arreola. “I’m about excitement and I know that everyone who comes out in El Paso and everyone watching on television will get an entertaining fight.”

Arreola will be the co-feature when undefeated IBF super bantamweight champ Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) makes his U.S. professional debut against Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (25-1-2, 15 KOs). “The Nightmare” stepped in when a clash between IBF jr middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage and Jermall Charlo was postponed due to a cut suffered by Bundrage during training.

The afternoon event is the first of two at Don Haskins Center that day as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. battles Marcos Reyes and McJoe Arroyo takes on Arthur Villanueva for a vacant world title on Showtime that night.



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters heavy, Marriaga makes weight

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Nicholas Walters 127.4 vs. Miguel Marriaga 125.2
(WBA featherweight title)
Walters has two hours to lose 1.4 lbs.

Felix Verdejo 133 vs. Ivan Najera 131.4

Sean Monaghan 175.8 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 174.8
George Arias 227.2 vs. Eric Cason 198.2
Mike Reed 140.2 vs. Luis Joel Gonzalez 140.2
Jason Sosa 130.8 vs. Santiago Bustos 129.8
Christopher Diaz 127 vs. Marcello Gallardo 126.4
Darren Goodall 167.8 vs. Dave Tamaso 166.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden Theater, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

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June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Molina 10 pounds heavier than Wilder

Photos: Scott Foster

Deontay Wilder 229 vs. Eric Molina 239.25
(WBC heavyweight title)

Jose Pedraza 129.75 vs. Andrey Klimov 129
(Vacant IBF super featherweight title)

Venue: Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime

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June 12th, 2015




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