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Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC youth super-welterweight champ Ryosuke Maruki (10-3-1, 7 KOs), 149, successfully kept his belt when he kept ...

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Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated ...

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Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

By Edgar DeGrass Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous ...

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Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

Pascal survives Gonzalez assault

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) won a controversial ten round ...

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Kovalev “krushes” Mohammedi

Kovalev krushes Mohammedi

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Unbeaten WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) ...

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Boxing News

Joshua crushes Love; Macklin massacres Micsko

2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (12-0, 12 KOs) showed his power again, demolishing Raphael Zumbano Love (36-11-1, 29 KOs) in round two on Saturday night at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. Joshua punished Love in round one, then dropped him in round two. Love struggled to get up and was counted out. Time was 1:21.

Former middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin (32-6, 21 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Sandor Micsko (25-9-2, 19 KOs). A body shot finished Micsko. Time was 1:28. “Mack the Knife” was rebounding from a KO loss to Jorge Sebastian Heiland last November.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Callum Smith (16-0, 12 KOs) blitzed journeyman Olegs Fedotovs (19-22, 13 KOs) in just 1:36 of the first round.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic lightweight gold medalist Luke Campbell (11-0, 9 KOs) scored a sudden third round TKO over Aboubeker Bechelaghem (9-7-1, 0 KOs). Time was 1:03.

Welterweight Sam Eggington (15-2, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Joseph Lamptey (18-6-1, 12 KOs) in a clash for the vacant Commonwealth belt.



May 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Rabchenko wins in Bulgaria

WBC #5 super welterweight Sergey Rabchenko (25-1, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of journeyman Walter Osvaldo Gaston Calvo (11-6, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in Vratsa, Bulgaria. Calvo’s corner waved a towel to halt the punishment.



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-champ Hasegawa defeats unbeaten WBC #9 Garcia

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Formerly two-time world champ, Japanese southpaw Hozumi Hasegawa (34-5, 15 KOs), 125.75, proved too fast and ringwise for previously unbeaten WBC #9 super-bantam Horacio Garcia (29-1, 21 KOs), 125.5, from Mexico, winning a unanimous decision (97-93, 98-93 and 100-91) over ten Tom-and-Jerry rounds on Saturday in Kobe, Japan. Having suffered a seemingly career-ending stoppage by Spaniard Kiko Martinez in a quest of the IBF 122-pound throne in April of the previous year, Hasegawa, ex-WBC bantam and feather titlist, might have hung up gloves for good then and there, but he gallantly returned to ring warfare against people’s expectations for his second life after a retirement. (more…)



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Mansour outduels Dawejko

By Kurt Wolfheimer and John Disanto at ringside
Photo: Daryl Cobb Jr.

The sellout crowd at the 2300 Arena was abuzz in Philadelphia PA Friday night awaiting what appeared to be a can’t miss heavyweight slugfest as two heavyweight knockout artists, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Joey “The Tank” Dawejko battled it out over ten rounds for the PA state title on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, as two headbutts forced the fight to become a more of a tactical battle with Mansour (22-1, 16 KOs) notching the ten round unanimous decision victory over Joey Dawejko (14-4-2, 7 KOs) by scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92 respectively.

“Joey was a tough fighter and I have to give him credit,” said Mansour afterward. “He hit me with a couple of good shots, but his power wasn’t as strong as everybody said it was. He never had me buzzed…the cut that happened in the second, caused me trouble seeing throughout the fight. I knew the referee wouldn’t do anything about it so I had to suck it up and box behind the jabs and combinations.

“It has been frustrating because everybody above me in the rankings is afraid to fight me,” continued Mansour. “They either won’t take the fight or price themselves out of the fight. I hope a promoter gets behind me and finds me the shot I deserve.” (more…)



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Results From Toledo

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Inactive for two years, local favorite Masedonio “Nune” Molina, now twenty pounds heavier, was lucky to emerge with a draw against Thad Berkhousen, 4-1-2, St. Johns, MI. The 6-1-1 cruiserweight, up two weight classes since his thrashing by Lane Staal was appreciative and apologetic after the fight: “While I just got a draw, you fans are great!” Molina exhorted to his vocal fans after the decision was read. Excuses about his sub-par performance followed.

Promoter Fred Vallejo put together a good action card in downtown Toledo’s Grand Plaza Hotel despite two late fallouts and just twelve rounds of boxing. From this observer’s viewpoint, Berkhousen had the fight all the way; I scored it 59-55. The judges had it 60-54 in Berkhousen’s favor , 57-57, and a ridiculous 58-56 in Molina’s favor. The decision cannot be considered so much a hometown decision, though the Ohio Boxing Commission should look into the 58-56 decision by Herman Horn in Molina’s favor, because Michiganian Rose Gross had it even. (more…)



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo a big betting favorite to beat Kirkland

Mexican jr middleweight icon Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is a -900 favorite to defeat brawler James Kirkland tonight in Houston. Kirkland backers can get +600. Over/Under on the fight is 9.5 rounds with “over” at +145 and “under” at -165. HBO will televise.

Down the road in Hidalgo, bantamweight Tomoki Kameda is a -280 favorite to dethrone WBA “regular” champion Jamie McDonnell +240. Also Omar Jr welter Figueroa is is -1100 to beat Ricky Burns +700. Both bouts are on CBS.

In Frankfurt, Germany, Felix Sturm is a -210 pick to beat Fedor Chudinov +175 for the WBA super middleweight belt freshly stripped from Carl Froch. Also on that card, “Golden Jack” Culcay is -1200 to beat Maurice Weber +600 for the interim WBA super welter title.



May 9th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Adelaide: Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Australian edition of the Downes Side! More fun than a box of Tim Tams and a slab of Fosters, this one promises to be a ripper . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT ADELAIDE is live TONIGHT on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Melson defeats Ruiz

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

On Friday night, for the second time this year, DiBella Entertainment staged its popular Broadway Boxing series north to the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting eight-bout card, in front of a raucous sold-out crowd at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Headlining the card, West Point graduate Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (14-1-1, 3 KOs), 153½, White Plains, NY, scored a one-sided unanimous decision over the always-game Mike Ruiz (17-8, 9 KOs), 153¾, Glenbrook, NY, in a 10-round super welterweight contest. (more…)



May 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Soro TKOs Tapia in four; Monaghan victorious

By Lou McLaughlin at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO #10 jr middleweight Michel Soro (26-1-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over hometown favorite WBO #2, IBF #5 jr middleweight Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. After three good rounds, Soro rocked Tapia with a barrage of punches in round four and referee David Fields waved it off at 2:10. Soro claimed the NABO and USBA junior middleweight titles.

Unbeaten light heavyweight “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (24-0, 15 KOs) hammered out an entertaing ten round unanimous decision over Cleiton Conceicao (20-7-2, 16 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 99-91, as Monaghan successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas belt.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Paul Harness (5-5-1, 4 KOs). Falcao was in command from the outset. In the third stanza, a left hook sent Harness to a knee. Harness took more punches to the body and head and referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight at the end of the round. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Mansour defeats Dawejko via decision

By John DiSanto at ringside

Heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-1, 16 KOs) won a bloody ten round unanimous decision over Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-4-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. In an unexpectedly tactical bout, Dawejko boxed well early but tired down the stretch. Mansour dominated the second half of the fight and won a comfortable decision. Scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 98-92 as Mansour won the PA State Heavyweight Championship. A sellout attendance of 1,300 was announced.

In a 6-round junior welterweight contest, David Gonzales, Philadelphia, 5-0-2, 1 KO, and Wilmington, DE’s Ryan Belasco, 18-6-4, 4 KOs, fought to a majority draw. Gonzales started quickly, but Belasco battled back to even the bout. Scores were 58-56 (Gonzales), and 57-57 twice.

In a bruising middleweight bout, Atlantic City’s DeCarlo Perez, 14-3-1, 5 KOs, won an 8-round unanimous decision over Baltimore’s Jessie Nicklow, 24-6-3, 8 KOs. All three judges scored the fight 79-73. The bout was the ESPN2 TV opener. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Buttgieg defeats Capps

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Melbourne based light -middleweight Anthony Buttgieg (8-0, 1 KO) outscored Benjamin Cappa (11-3-2, 3 KOs) by split decision over eight rounds in the main event at the La Mirage Reception Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores Brett McCormick 78-74, Andrew Campbell 79-73, Daniel Zanetta 74-78. Buttgieg captured the Victorian state title.

In the main supporting bout, female super flyweight Marnelle Verano (6-2-1, 2 KOs) outpointed Sylvia Schiavoni (3-1-1, 1 KO) over ten rounds. Scores 97-93, 98-92, 97-93. Filipina Verano captured the vacant International Boxing Association title. She is trained by former Manny Pacquiao opponent Todd Makelim. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Adelaide at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt and the middleweight bout between Robert Whittake and Brad Tavares, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia beginning at 11pm ET / 8pm PT. Eight prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7:45pm ET / 4:45pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Mark Hunt (266) VS Stipe Miocic (243)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Robert Whittaker (185) VS Brad Tavares (184)
Sean O’Connell (205) VS Anthony Perosh (205)
James Vick (156) VS Jake Matthews (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Daniel Hooker (145) VS Hatsu Hioki (146)
Jonavin Webb (170) VS Kyle Noke (170)
Sam Alvey (185) VS Daniel Kelly (186)
Lisa Ellis (115) VS Bec Rawlings (115)
Bradley Scott (185) VS Dylan Andrews (185)
Kailin Curran (116) VS Alex Chambers (115)
Brendan O’Reilly (170) VS Vik Grujic (170)
Ben Nguyen (126) VS Alptekin Ozkilic (126)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT ADELAIDE is live Saturday, May 9 on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

“Tremendo” DeAlba gets stopped again

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Tijuana super bantamweight Jorge “Tremendo” DeAlba (13-3-1, 10KO) might have to rethink his boxing career. After emerging as a top prospect some years ago when he won two gold medals in the Mexican amateur nationals, last night at the Tijuana Tilly’s he was stopped for the second time in a row. The southpaw DeAlba, who is trained by former two-time world champion Raul “Jibaro” Perez, faced unheralded Carlos Avila (2-7, 1KO) of Tijuana by way of Jamay, Jalisco, in the six round featherweight main event of an eleven-bout fight card presented by ADE Promotions in downtown Tijuana. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev to defend against Pianeta

It was announced today that WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against #13 rated Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) on July 11 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. An official kick-off press conference with both Chagaev and Pianeta in attendance will take place on Tuesday. The card is being promoted by Akhmat Boxing Promotion and SES Boxing and regulated by the BDB.



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Fresno, California

Photos: Jennifer Arredondo / Top Rank

Jose Ramirez 142 vs. Rob Frankel 141.4
Michael Gaxiola 124.8 vs. Julian Lopez 124.4
Oscar Valenzuela 134.8 vs. Irving Garcia 134.8
Rick Graham 154 vs. Danny Valdivia 153.8
Daniel Henry 162.2 vs. Joe Louie Lopez 162.6
Gabriel Solorio 139.8 vs. Alex Rojas 139.2
Hilario Medina 132.2 vs. Eric Altamirano 133.6

Venue: Selland Arena, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Whitehall, NY

Shawn Miller 174.4 vs. Willie Williams 175
Kimdo Bethel Boykin 227.2 vs. Arthur Seribekian 257.8
Mike Pryor 143.4 vs. Sam Moura 141.4
Louis King 186.6 vs. Eric George 190
Matthew Leddick 160 vs. Tommy Marcelino 161

Venue: Whitehall Athletic Center, Whitehall, NY
Promoter: Greg Gross
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC Weights from Hidalgo, Texas

Photos: Esther Lin / PBC on CBS

Jamie McDonnell 117.8 vs. Tomoki Kameda 117.8
(WBA regular featherweight title)

Omar Figueroa Jr 141.5 vs. Ricky Burns 139.2.
Austin Trout 157 vs. Luis Galarza 155.6
Porky Medina 169.8 vs. Samuel Miller 169.6
Steve Lovett 177 vs. Eric Watkins 177.8
Carlos Velasquez 131.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 130.6
Miguel Flores 125.4 vs. German Meraz 124.6
Mario Barrios 130 vs. Jose del Valle 130
Darwin Price 139.2 vs. Juan Ovalle 141.2
Ryan Karl 145.6 vs. Alfred Hall 144.2
Brandon Figueroa 120.2 vs. Hector Gutierrez 124.8
Enrique Alvarez 150.6 vs. Alberto Espinoza 153.2

Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: CBS

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo-Kirkland weights, Gomez-Soto canceled

Photos: Ed Mulholland / Golden Boy / Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez 154.5 vs. James Kirkland 154.5

Note: Co-feature fighter Humberto Soto weighed in at 142.5, while Frankie Gomez scaled in at 147.5. Gomez said he had been sick for four days and couldn’t make the 140lb limit. It was decided to call the fight off.

Joshua Clottey 153.8 vs. Jorge Silva 154.8
Jo Jo Diaz 125.5 vs. Giovanni Delgado 125.5
Taishan Dong 289 vs. Jamal Woods 248.5
Jesse James Leija Jr 144 vs. TBA

Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell-DeGale undercard bouts added

Light heavyweights Edwin Rodriguez (26-1, 17 KOs) and Craig Baker (16-0, 12 KOs) enter the ring on Saturday, May 23 in Boston as part of a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. The live PBC on NBC event starts at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and goes until 6:00 pm. ET/3:00 p.m. PT when the action switches over to NBCSN from 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT until 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.

Further undercard action pits a pair of junior lightweights as Javier Fortuna (27-0-1, 20 KOs) and Bryan Vazquez (34-1, 18 KOs) do battle at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. These undercard bouts will support the super middleweight contest between Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs).



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Meet Mike Battah: The new kid on the block

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By Hesiquio Balderas

He won’t stop working, it doesn’t matter what time it is, if he doesn’t sleep that’s OK with him as long as he get things done. “It’s all about the fans. We have to work for them. As a promoter I have a responsibility to treat each fan with respect and take care of them, so we reach the people, the regular fans and the hardcore boxing fans, on the daily basis. We reach them by email or by phone, we want to make sure our costumers are happy and taken care of,” says Mike Battah, president of Leija*Battah Promotions.

Battah owns a large wholesale distribution service and sells to big corporations all over the world so he knows business, but what does he know about boxing? (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Finkel sure Wladimir fights Fury next

By James Slater

In a big exclusive by Gareth A Davies of The Telegraph, Wladimir Klitschko’s American advisor Shelley Finkel says he is “sure” the heavyweight king will next face WBO mandatory challenger, the unbeaten Tyson Fury. Finkel, in speaking to Davies, says Wladimir is keen to silence Fury, who has been calling out and disrespecting Klitschko for some months now.

“There’s a very good chance [of it taking place] in the UK,” Finkel told The Telegraph. “I’m sure Wlad is going to fight Fury in September of October. There’s a very good chance of Wembley Stadium or Manchester. It’s that big a fight, we believe. Two weeks ago Wladimir fought at Madison Square Garden and nobody knows Bryant Jennings but it was the highest-rated HBO fight in three years. That gives you some idea. And Fury is the big mouth from England. Of course we’d love to shut him up once and for all.”

Fury, already the WBO mandatory challenger, has just been elevated to the WBA mandatory, making the showdown all the more likely, according to Finkel. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi set for July 18 in Vegas

IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will defend against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi on July 18 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The fight will be televised on HBO.

Nadjib Mohammedi: “My Time has come to show the world who I am. I let Kovalev beat some guys but now I will show he ain’t no Krusher. I am smarter, faster, and I’m the next generation of light heavyweight. I will become champion July 18th.”



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Birmingham, England

Anthony Joshua 248 vs. Rafael Zumbano Love 236
Sam Eggington 146.5 vs. Joseph Lamptey 144.75
Matthew Macklin 165 vs. Sandor Micsko 158.5
Callum Smith 172.25 vs. Oleg Fedetovs 170.25
Luke Campbell 138 vs. Aboubeker Bechelaghem 137.25
Kal Yafai 116.25 vs. Isaac Quaye 112.25

Venue: Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Sturm, Chudinov make weight

Report/photos by Tony Mayger

Ahead of their WBA super middleweight workd title fight in Frankfurt, Germany, Felix Sturm and Fedor Chudinov both weighed in today within the 168lb limit. The regular title became available after Britain’s Carl Froch was stripped of the belt this week

Chief support Jack Culcay and Maurice Weber also came in within the limit for their WBA super welterweight interim title clash. Alex Born, Adnan Redzovic, Konni Konrad and Andreas Reimer are on the undercard and all weighed in successfully in the garden of Roomers Hotel.

Chudinov 166.4lbs (75.5kg)
Sturm 166.8lbs (75.7kg).

Jack Culcay 153 (69.4kg)
Maurice Weber 153.2lbs (69.5kg)

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from London

Frank Buglioni 168 vs. Lee Markham 167
(WBO European super middleweight title)
Bradley Skeete 146 vs. Brunet Zamora 146
(WBO European welterweight title)
Mitchell Smith 129.5 vs. Cristian Palma 128.1
(WBO Intercontinental super featherweight title)

Venue: Wembley Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

McCumby-Oliveira clash on May 15

Unbeaten light heavyweighr Trevor McCumby (18-0, 14 KOs) will risk his perfect record vs Marcus Oliveira (24-2-1, 22 KOs) on May 15 at the US Airway Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds. Oliveira is not to be confused with Kansas-based Marcus Oliveira (25-1-1 , 20 KOs) who unsuccessfully challenged world champion Jurgen Brahmer in 2013 and hasn’t fought since. Both Oliveiras have similar records and ironically were both promoted by Don King at one time. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

UFC

Anthony Perosh: Life Begins at 42

“I turn 43 this year, so I think by the time I’m 46 I’ll be ready for that title shot.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Froch stripped of WBA 168lb title

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee made official several announcements related to the 168-pound division, regarding its super champion Andre Ward, its regular champion Carl Foch and the interim champion of the division Fedor Chudinov.

Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) received the approval for a special permit to fight a non-title bout with Paul Smith. Also, the WBA Championships Committee withdrew champion recognition of its 168-pound champion Carl Froch due to the absence of defenses. Froch will be the mandatory challenger for Ward after his fight against Smith. Should Ward lose against Smith, he will lose recognition as super champion.

The interim champion, Russian Fedor Chudinov (12-0, 10 KO) and the former world titlist Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KO) will fight for the vacant title on Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany.



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Weights

Boyd Melson 153.4 vs. Mike Ruiz 153.8
(WBC USNBC super welterweight title)
Alexander Vanasse 207.2 vs. Raymond Santiago 234.2
Maxito Sainvil 146.8 vs. Anton Williamson 146.6
Max Tassy 169.6 vs. Ralph Johnson 171.2
Rafael Vazquez 122.6 vs. Pedro Melo 122.8
Serhiy Fedchenko 140.4 vs. Renald Garrido 139.6
Jonathan Alonso 141.2 vs. Jose Guzman 138.4
Francy Ntetu 167.6 vs. Milton Nunez 167.4

Venue: The Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Benjamin Capps 153.5 vs. Anthony Buttigieg 153.4
Sylvia Schiavoni 114.3 vs. Marnelle Verano 112.8
Dwight Ritchie 161.3 vs. Joseph Rea 161.9
Mitchell Middleton-Clark 169.4 vs. Hong Yoo 167.5
Shadey Souied 138.0 vs. Terry Tzouramanis 139.5
Stephen Attard 155.4 vs. Joe Camilleri 158.9
Abdoulah Hamden 179.6 vs. Lucas Miller 177.2

Venue: La Mirage Receptions & Convention Centre
Promoter: Jake Ellis Promotion

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Avila dominates Ruiz at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Unbeaten super bantamweight Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Erik Ruiz (13-3, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the beautiful Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Avila won by scores of 100-90 on all three cards, but seemed to injure his right hand in the fight.

In a walkout bout, local featherweight Nicholas Arce (3-0, 2 KOs) destroyed Marco Alcaraz (0-6). Arce dropped Alcaraz four times before referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:04 of round two.

Undefeated featherweight Diego de la Hoya (10-0, 6 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over super game Ramiro “Zurdo” Robles (12-3-1, 6 KOs). Robles survived a furious de la Hoya barrage in round one to go the full route. Scores were 80-72 on all cards.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Oscar “El Jagura” Negrete (9-0, 3 KOs) dominated faded former world champion Luis “Titi” Maldonado Jr. (38-14-1, 29 KOs), winning a five round technical decision. The bout was halted early due to a Maldonado cut from a headbutt. Scores were 50-46, 50-45, 50-45. (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo-Kirkland press conference

Photos: Juan DeLeon – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted the final press conference in Houston on Thursday, May 7 ahead of their showdown on May 9 at Minute Maid Park and live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Here is what the fighters and the promoters had to say at the press conference:

Oscar de la Hoya: “Some people weren’t too content with the May 2 performances but one thing is for sure: people are very excited to watch some action with Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9.

Bernard Hopkins: “This will be the shortest comment I’ve ever made: Canelo, you’re healthy, right? (nod) Kirkland, you’re healthy, right? (nod) Then, we’re going to fight, ya’ll.”

Canelo Alvarez: “It’s very easy to say words, but once we are in the ring, let’s let the fists do the talking.”

James Kirkland: “I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. We had this fight set up once before but it was canceled due to an injury.”

(more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Toledo

By Bob Ryder

Masedonio “Nune” Molina 185 vs Thad Berkhausen 185
Tyler McCreary 139 vs Donny Miller 143
Angelo Snow 154 vs Landon Simmons 154
Deandre Ware 169 vs Roland Saucedo 168
Jeremy Caughhorn 147 vs Darius Estell 147
Contest between Antonio Gonzales and Andrew Kaufman was scratched as Kaufman failed to make weight.

Venue: Grand Plaza Hotel, Downtown Toledo
Promoter/Matchmaker: Fred Vallejo (RISE Fighting)
Doors: 6:30 PM
First Fight: 8 PM



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Philadelphia, PA

Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr.


Amir Mansour 210.5 vs. Joey Dawejko 230.5
Jessie Nicklow 161.3 vs. DeCarlo Perez 158.9
David Gonzales 140 vs. Ryan Belasco 141
Ismael Garcia 154 vs. Tommy Ayers 153.5
Nathaniel Rivas 148 vs. Kevin Womack 149
Edgardo Torres 131.9 vs. Gang-YongKim 131.3

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Peltz Boxing, BAM Boxing,Joe Hand Promotions
First bout 7.30 p.m.
ESPN2: 9 p.m.



May 7th, 2015




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