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Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim ...

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Soliman: I will be back early in 2015

Soliman: I will be back early in 2015

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman spoke to Fightnews.com and revealed that he ...

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Vazquez Jr. and Arellano ready for UniMas clash

Vazquez Jr. and Arellano ready for UniMas clash

Photos: Cotto Promotions, LLC Former super bantamweight world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is back and ready to take his career to another level. ...

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Lemieux-Rosado kickoff presser

Lemieux-Rosado kickoff presser

Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Golden Boy Promotions returns to its East Coast home - Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December ...

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day One Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day One Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel Colon/WBO The World Boxing Organization 27th Annual Convention kicked off in full force this morning at Caesars Palace in ...

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Soliman: I will be back

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Vazquez Jr. and Arellano ready

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Lemieux-Rosado kickoff presser

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Boxing News

Weights From Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images

Photo: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images


Donovan George 167 vs. Dyah Davis 167.2
(IBO super middleweight world title)

Frankie Scalise 133 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 127
Mike Jimenez 176 vs. Maxell Taylor 184
Fidel Navarette 126.2 vs. Sergio Montes de Oca 125
Genaro Mendez 143.5 vs. Alfred Hall 140.5
Will Coix 144.5 vs. Quintez Bozell 153
Mike Reid 173.5 vs. Norman McGInn 167.5

B96 Boxing at the Ballpark
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Round 3 Productions
U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox
Doors 6pm CT



August 23rd, 2014



Boxing News

Algieri hits Macau

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (R) and his trainer Tim Lane (L) arrive in Macau, China for the start of their worldwide media tour with superstar Manny Pacquiao. 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., will embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for 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.



August 23rd, 2014


Boxing News

Trout knocked down twice, but gets the win over Dawson

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Former junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (27-2, 14KO) met the canvas twice in the third round but still impressed the judges against the hard hitting Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26KO) of Australia earning a decisive unanimous decision with scores of 97-90 three times. Trout of Las Cruces, NM, controlled most of the action with a steady jab and an ever present straight left from his southpaw stance but Dawson was able to counter him twice in the third with hard right hands. Despite the knockdowns Trout got back in it and looked to finish the fading Dawson sending him to the canvas in the eight with a flush straight left. For the last two rounds Trout looked for the knockout but the experienced Dawson was able to survive.

Colombian Erick Bone (15-1, 8KO) earned a unanimous decision over Mahonri Montes (28-4-1, 20KO) of Los Mochis, Mexico, in the junior welterweight division over ten rounds . Bone was quicker and more precise as he landed multi-punch combination on the always charging Montes. The Mexican fighter was the taller fighter but never was able to put that into play as Bone succeeded in getting on the inside and attacked the body as well as the head. Judge Tony Crebs scored it a lopsided 100-90 while Max DeLuca and Fernando Villareal saw it an identical 97-93. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Avila, Washington remain unbeaten

Junior featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila (16-0, 7 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round KO over Sergio “Finito” Frias (15-4-2, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. Avila dropped Frias twice in round one but Frias battled on gamely until he was dropped by a barrage of punches punctuated by a body shot in round eight. Time was 2:27.

Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo” Washington (14-0, 10 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera (19-9, 13 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 77-75. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Rochester, NY

Photo: Bob Newman

Photo: Bob Newman


By Boxing Bob Newman

Milos Pantelic 188.4 vs. Leo Pla 192
Michelle Cook 122 vs. Ivana Coleman 121.8
Brandon Williams 129.4 vs. Shiwone Gortman 135.8
Lavisas Williams 131 vs. Chris Lopez 131.2
Josh Crespo 125.8 vs. Sammy Rodriguez 124.8
Erik Plumeri 171.8 vs. Jimmy Bland 172.2
Jose Santiago 198.4 vs. Emilio Salas 198.4

Throwdown At The Armory II
Promoter: Pretty Girl Productions (Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons)
Venue: Main Street Armory
Doors Open: 6 p.m. First Bell: 7 p.m.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

More on Hopkins-Kovalev

Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that the fall’s most anticipated boxing event bout will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, go on sale on Friday, Sept. 5 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Photo: Bryanna Carzo

Photo: Bryanna Carzo

Mike Jones 147 vs. Jaime Herrera 147.5
Jamaal Davis 158.3 vs. Thomas LaManna 158.5
Gilbert Alex Sanchez 154 vs. Ismael Garcia 155.5
Grashino Yancy 133 vs. Carlos Rosario 131
Anthony Caramanno 122 vs. Marquise Pierce 124
Omar Curry 135.5 vs. Marvin Johnson 139
Randy Easton 222.5 vs. Joe Cusumano 225
Nick Valliere 154.5 vs. Greg Thomas 155

Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz & Top Rank in association with Bally’s Casino
First Bout: 7:30pm Saturday, August 23, 2014



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Panamá City

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Luis Concepción 117.5 vs Duvan Hernández 111.50
(WBC super flyweight silver title)

Leroy Estrada 103.25 vs Carlos Ortega 104.50
(WBC minimumweight silver title)

Jorge Sánchez 123.25 vs Hernán Cortez 121.25
John Rentería 141.75 vs César Rivas 141.75
Luis Ríos 111.25 vs Carlos Melo 112.75
Jaime Arboleda 130 vs José Bernal 124.50

Venue: Arena Roberto Durán
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx



August 22nd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Tulsa at the Scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rafael Dos Anjos and the welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Jordan Mein, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the opening prelim bout can be seen exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Rafael Dos Anjos (155) VS Benson Henderson (155.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Jordan Mein (170.25) VS Mike Pyle (170.75)
Thales Leites (185.25) VS Francis Carmont (185.75)
Clay Collard (149.75) VS Max Holloway (149)
Valmir Lazaro (155) VS James Vick (154.75)
Tom Niinimaki (145.25) VS Chas Skelly (145.5)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Alex Garcia (170) VS Neil Magny (170.75)
Tony Martin (155.5) VS Beneil Dariush (155.5)
Matt Hobar (135) VS Aaron Phillips (135.25)
Chris Heatherly (170) VS Ben Saunders (170)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIM
Wilson Reis (124.75) VS Joby Sanchez (125)

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more

On the same night: UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1on Saturday, August 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovelev lands in Atlantic City

It was confirmed today that the November 8 WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight unification fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The area will initially be scaled for 10,000 fans. HBO will televise.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez

Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108
(WBC light flyweight silver title)

Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel Ferreras 122
(WBC Youth súper bantamweight title)

Venue: Convention Center Surman Villa de Las Flores, Coacalco, México State
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147
Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126
Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140
Eduardo Galindo 130.5 Lvs. vs. Sergio Nuñez 131
Elvis Torres 125.2 vs. Cristhian Ayala 126
Daniel Garibay 140.5 vs. Armando Robles 141
Leonardo Báez 122 vs. Pedro Palma 122.8
Eduardo Báez 126 vs. José Suárez 126.6

Venue: Campos Deportivos Tecate
TV: TV Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer

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August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Knockouts and upsets thrill sold out Fight Club OC crowd

If you like knockouts , upsets, and underdogs winning, the Fight Club OC show Thursday night in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center was your cup of tea. All Roy Englebrecht Promotions presented for the sold out crowd of 1,430 was seven pro bouts that were as wide of Midwest weather in April, and if you bet the favorite it was not a good night for you. It all started with the first bout of the night when pro debut fighter David Lopez from Pomona scored an electrifying 2nd round knockout of Anaheim’s 3-0 Tony Thompson. Follow that with a draw between 2-1 Tavorus and 3-0 Tevin Watts which saw money thrown into the ring and you knew fight fans were in for a great evening of ring action. (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

DiBella inks Alantez Fox

DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of undefeated junior middleweight prospect Alantez Fox to an exclusive co-promotional agreement with New Legend Boxing. At 6’5″, Fox is a tall, slick boxer who literally stands head and shoulders above most of his 154lb. contemporaries. The 22-year-old Fox has already built his record to 12-0-1 (4 KOs) with exceptional physical tools that include a 79-inch reach. Hailing from Forestville, MD, Fox is trained by his father, Troy Fox, out of Lloyd Irvin MMA/Boxing Gym.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Moreno-Payano lands in Mesquite, Texas

Iron Mike Productions in association with Mario Davila Media and Big Card Promotions present “Big Texas Throwdown” on September 26 at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas. “Big Texas Throwdown” is headlined by a WBA bantamweight title clash between champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (35-2-1, 12 KOs) of San Miguelito, Panama and #1 ranked contender Juan Carlos Payano (15-0, 8 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Moreno will be defending his WBA “super” belt against Payano, who is a two-time Olympian.

Also featured on the card will be popular Dallas-Fort Worth area fighters including middleweight contender Charles “The Future” Hatley (23-1-1, 16 KOs) who will be featured in the co-main event, former world title challenger Robert Marroquin (23-3-1, 16 KOs), undefeated cruiserweight prospect Raphael Murphy (9-0, 7 KOs) and super featherweight prospect De Anthony Bonner (7-1, 2 KOs).

In a special attraction eight round bout, top Mexican featherweight prospect Moises “Chucky” Flores of Guadalajara will make his U.S. debut against an opponent to be announced.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez special guest tomorrow night in Ciudad Obregon

By Felipe Leon

A special night of boxing is set for tomorrow night in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, at the city’s Municipal Auditorium. The announced special guest for the night is four-time divisional champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez.

In a special attraction fight, local featherweight Ruben “Canalito” Tamayo (25-4-4, 17KO) takes on Victoriano “Piraña” Nuñez (10-22-4, 4KO) in a special ten-round bout. Tamayo is coming off an upset win over Efrain Esquivias last April who he defeated via an eight round majority decision in Ontario, California. Tamayo looks to build off the win as he looks for a title opportunity. Also featured on the card will be popular flyweight Javier “Guerrero” Lapizco (5-0, 1KO) as he looks to keep his unblemished record intact. Four more fights flesh out the card.



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Fairfield, Calif.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Manuel Avila 122 vs. Sergio Frias 122 (main event)
Gerald Washington 246 vs. Nagy Aguilera 244
Guy Robb 127 vs. Ronell Green 127.5
Mauricio Zavaleta 155 vs. William Walters 154
Ryan Bourland 176 vs. Phillip Smith 175
Joel Siapano 152 vs. Jesus Sanchez 152
Andy Vences 130.5 vs. Cesar Martinez 131.5
Chris Bautista 137.5 vs. Percy Peterson 135
Manny Robles Jr. 125.5 vs. Sergio Najera 124

Date: Friday, Aug. 22
Venue: Fairfield Allan Witt Sports Center
TV: Fox Sports 1
Promoters: Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents, Golden Boy Promotions



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC President Sulaiman receives Panama Key

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By Gabriel F.Cordero

In his visit to Panama, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman received the Panama Key in recognition of his support to local boxing. “My father’s first global visit as WBC President was in Panamá and he received the Panamá Key. To me is a great honour and emotion. We will trying to help Panamá boxing more,” said Sulaiman, who visited the Pedro “Rockero” Alcazar Gym and met with government and sports officials. On Saturday night there will be two WBC silver belts on the line at the Arena Roberto Duran.



August 22nd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Macao at the Scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Cung Le and the welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim and Tyron Woodley, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the CotaiArena in Macao, China beginning at 6:30am ET / 3:30am PT.

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
Cung Le (185) VS Michael Bisping (185)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Dong Hyun Kim (171) VS Tyron Woodley (170)
Brendan O’Reilly (155) VS Zhang Lipeng (155)
The Ultimate Fighter China Featherweight Final
Yang Jianping (145) VS Ning Guangyou (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Danny Mitchell (171) VS Wang Sai (170)
Alberto Mina (170) VS Shinsho Anzai (171)
Yuta Sasaki (135) VS Roland Delorme (136)
Colby Covington (171) VS Wang Anying (170)
Royston Wee (136 VS Yao Zhikui (135)
Milana Dudieva (135) VS Elizabeth Phillips (136)

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more

On the same night: UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1on Saturday, August 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo courtesy Team Soliman

IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews to say he is looking forward to defending the championship against former IBF, WBC, WBA, WBO middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) on October 8 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. “After watching tapes of Taylor in fights against Caleb Truax and Raul Munoz, I know it will be a tough fight on October 8,” said Soliman. “Taylor has a great left jab and very good work rate but work rate is my speciality. The late rounds of our fight will be interesting.

“We are both veterans with Taylor at 36 years of age and me at 40 years. Taylor defeated one of my idols in a Bernard Hopkins. I have admired Bernard for what he does in the ring and how he conducts himself outside the ring. He will upset Sergey Kovalev in November. I want to get revenge against Taylor for Bernard. I will defeat Taylor!” (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Ivan Redkach now trained by Robert Garcia

Undefeated USBA lightweight champion Ivan “The Terrible” Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) has changed head trainers, adding former world champion and 2011 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia to his corner. Rated in the top 10 by three of the four sanctioning bodies – IBF #6, WBC #8 and WBA #10 – Redkach and his manager, Larry Army (Elite Management), felt a world-class trainer was needed on Team Redkach as the Ukrainian fighter closes in on his first world title shot, hopefully, in 2015.

“I have a lot of respect for my former trainer, Mario Morales, but I needed a new trainer to teach me how to win at the championship level,” Redkach said. “I didn’t show any improvement in my last two fights, something I need to do every fight to be a legitimate world title contender. Robert Garcia has proven many times that he is a great trainer, one of the best in boxing. I get great sparring at his gym in Oxnard, which is only a one-hour drive from my home (in Los Angeles). I can’t wait for my next fight to show everybody how much I’ve improved.” (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Macao Prelim Fantasy Preview

When the UFC lands in China this Saturday, the undercard will be filled with a ton of local talent, including Ultimate Fighter China runner up Wang Sai, as he looks to get his first win inside the Octagon against British submission specialist Danny Mitchell . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more

On the same night: UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1on Saturday, August 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Ruenroeng, Jaro prepare for world title fights

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF 112 pound champion Amnat Ruenroeng (13-0, 5 KOs) has been impressive in sparring sessions with former WBC 112 pound champion Sonny Boy Jaro (37-13-5) in the Kiat Kreerin Camp Gymnasium at Srinakarinwirot University in Bangkok Thailand.

Ruenroeng will make a mandatory title defense against IBF #1 contender McWilliams Arroyo (16-1, 13 KOs) in what has been called “The Fight of the Titans” that will be televised free to air on Channel Seven and also the live gate is free to the general public on September 10 at Lipatapanlop Hall, Nakomratchasima, Thailand.

Sonny Boy Jaro is scheduled to challenge WBC 115 pound champion Carlos Cuadras (30-0) on September 20 in Los Mochis, Sinola, Mexico.

Ruenroeng’s promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “I would like to thank Sonny Boy Jaro for traveling to Thailand for top class sparring sessions with Amnat.”



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Masternak hooks up with Wegner

Polish cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak (32-2, 23 KOs) has joined forces with German trainer Ulli Wegner in a bid to revive his World title ambitions.
Masternak will train with Wegner in Berlin alongside current cruiserweight champions Marco Huck (WBO) and Yoan Pablo Hernandez (IBF). Wegner replaces former European super middleweight champion turned coach Piotr Wilczewski.

“I am very thankful for everything Piotr has done for me,” said Masternak. “He is a great coach but at this stage in my career I need someone with more experience in my corner. I am confident Ulli is the right man for the job.” (more…)



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao puts on a free boxing card in Davao Saturday night. More

“They will always call me dad,” says Kellie Maloney. More

Retro boxing feature on Dorcy Gaymon from Florida’s 80s heyday. More

UK boxer Graham Earl may call it quits after losing to Michael Katsidis last month. More

Danny Jacobs makes a trip to the Ronald McDonald House. More



August 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

Photo: Goossen Promotions

Austin Trout 154 vs. Daniel Dawson 154
Mahonri Montes 142.5 vs. Erick Bone 143
Micheal Hunter 205 vs. Harvey Jolly 194
Juan Funez 124.5 vs. Fernando Fuentes 123.5
Jessie Roman 141 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141
Thomas Hill 152.5 vs. Enrique Montes 152
Antonio Urista 156 vs. Joshua Conley 156
Javontae Starks 151 vs. Arturo Urena 153
Danny Kelly 249 vs. Avery Gibson 245
Kyrone Davis 159 vs. John Worthy 161
Dwayne Williams 175 vs. Ahmed Elbiali, 175

Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California
Promoter: Goossen Promotions
TV: ESPN2



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ft Worth, Texas

Maurice Hooker 142 vs. Carlos Valenzuela 138.75
Samuel Clarkson 165 vs. Wiliam Johnson 165
Jasmine Clarkson 123 vs. Rachel Vidal 123.5
Johnathan Steele 146.25 vs. Jonathan O’Neal 145
Jay Williams 164 vs. Clarence Joseph 166
DeAnthony Bonner 128.5 vs. Clifton Thames 128.25
Ernesto Delgadillo 117.25 vs. Jermichael Neal 117.25
Ruann Visser 286 vs. Eric Lindsey 204.75

Venue: Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, TX
Promoter: Paulie Ayala Productions
First Bell 8:00



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Wizard Palacios to be trained by John Scully

Cruiserweight contender Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios is now training under the tutelage of John Scully. Palacios, 21-2 (13 KOs), returns to the squared circle after a 2 year layoff to face James Johnson for the USBU cruiserweight title in the 8 round main event of a card Saturday, September 20 at the Mela Room in his hometown of Orlando, FL.

Dubbed as the “Iceman”, Scully was 38-11 as a prizefighter. He has trained world champions Chad Dawson and Jose Rivera, as well as contenders Mike Oliver, Matt Godfrey and Ray Oliveira amongst many others.

Palacios said of his new trainer, “I think John is going to get me to the next level and I’ve wanted to make it to the top since I was an amateur. I believe he’s the kind of trainer that can help in every aspect. I have a lot of faith in him and have only heard great things. I’m excited to have him as my head trainer.” (more…)



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

New opponent for Antonio De Marco

Former world lightweight champion Antonio De Marco (30-3-1, 23 KOs) will now face Lanardo Tyner (31-10-2, 20 KOs). Tyner was selected as the original opponent for De Marco, but last weekend a communications snafu with representatives of Tyner led to Colombian Orlen Padilla being announced as the opponent, however yesterday it was reconfirmed the fight with Tyner is a go. The bout will be a ten round super lightweight affair and take place at the Casa Social de la Cervecería in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico.



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

“Fight Club OC” returns tonight to The Hangar

Promoter Roy Englebrecht is back tonight with the popular “Fight Club OC” at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA.

In a special feature attraction, jr lightweights Daniel Kim and Sopaun Rin will meet again after their toe-to-toe June 19th battle. UC Irvine graduate Kim was knocked down twice in the first round but rallied to get a hard fought draw, so they both will go at it again in a five round bout with Kim looking for his second pro win and Rin looking for #1 after going 0-1-1.

Fans asked for more female fisticuffs, so Roy Englebrecht Promotions will present Buena Park’s Nadja Ropac (1-0) facing off against Kirstie Simmons (3-1) out of Denver in a super bantamweight clash. Ropac is trained by veteran trainer David Martinez out of the La Habra Boxing Club gym. (more…)



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo 2014 Summer Season was the #1 boxing show on television regardless of language

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the longest-running boxing program on US Spanish-language television, became the most watched boxing program on television regardless of language during its 2014 summer season with an average of 566,000 total viewers for a +65% growth versus last year, according to Nielsen.

The ratings eclipsed those of ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Net, as well as Spanish-language rivals UniMas, ESPN Deportes and Azteca America. Big fights on premium subscription networks HBO and Showtime, and occasional NBC Network broadcasts can top one million viewers, but for a regular boxing series “Boxeo Telemundo” is king. (more…)



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

WBC President Sulaiman “Ice Bucket Challenge”

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman took the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” and made a donation of $5,000 to the inspirational cause of former Boston University baseball player Peter Frates with ALS. Sulaiman nominates Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Tyson, Miguel Cotto and Sugar Ray Leonard to this inspirational world campaign.



August 21st, 2014

UFC

Predictions: Fight Night Tulsa

Grab your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein album boys and girls, because it’s time for an Oklahoma-sized version of the Downes Side! Personally, I’ve always preferred The King and I, but there’s no way the UFC will be going to Siam anytime soon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT . . . Click here for more

On the same night: UFC FIGHT NIGHT TULSA is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1on Saturday, August 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

George-Davis final press conference

Photos: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images

Just days before from the highly anticipated “B96 Boxing at the Ballpark” event set for this Saturday night, August 23rd at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox, the main participants held court at the Final Press Conference. The Final Press Conference was held in front of a huge crowd of local media and supporters at U.S. Cellular Field.

In the main event, Donovan George and Dyah Davis clash for the IBO super middleweight title.

Donovan George: “I’m ready, we’ve put the work in. I’ve fought all over the world in my ten years as a pro and am thrilled to fight for my first world title in my hometown of Chicago. Sam Colonna and Rita Figueroa have done a terrific job getting me prepared and I will be victorious on Saturday night.”

Dyah Davis: “This is my first time really spending time in Chicago. It’s a beautiful city and I’m honored to be fighting for the world title here on Saturday night.” (more…)



August 21st, 2014

Boxing News

August 30 ShoBox card set

The August 30 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation is set featuring three fights from Mayweather Promotions. The card will take place at Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas and feature three super middleweight contests. In the main event, unbeaten J’Leon Love (18-0, 10 KOs) takes on Rogelio “Porky” Medina
(32-6, 26 KOs) in a twelve rounder. Badou Jack (16-1-1, 11 KOs) faces Jason Escalera (15-2-1, 12 KOs) in the ten round co-feature. Ronald Gavril (9-0, 7 KOs) meets Thomas Falowo (12-2, 8 KOs) in the eight round TV opener.



August 21st, 2014




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