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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

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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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Boxing News

Periban to return June 27

By Gabriel F Cordero

Super middleweight Marco Antonio Peribán (21-3-1, 13 KOs) to be back in action June 27 facing Argentinian Carlos Adan Jerez (42-18-3, 18 KOs) in Coacalco, Mexico State. Peribán is seeking to become the first Mexican to win the world super middleweight crown and is training in the Pancho Rosales Gym in Mexico City. He also says he wants to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Jerez was a former WBC Youth titlist at welterweight.

That same night, former female world champion Yessica Chavez (22-4-3, 4 KOs) will defend her WBC International flyweight belt against Argentinian Magdalena Rivera (5-2-3, 1 KO). The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico by Televisa Deportes.



June 12th, 2015


UFC

Yair Rodriguez: Driven

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.”

The words from Chicago’s Ferris Bueller couldn’t be more fitting for the life of another young man making his home in the Windy City, UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez. Just 23 years old, the native of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico has gone from unknown prospect to Ultimate Fighter Latin America to main card fighter in his home country. It’s something he couldn’t have imagined when he turned pro in 2011 . . . 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

Boxing Buzz

“I’ll move to America for love, and want to go out with Caitlyn Jenner,” says boxing’s Kellie Maloney.

Robert Chartoff, producer of boxing movies “Rocky” and “Raging Bull” has passed away

Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko could land in Chelsea

Supermodels take a spin on boxing



June 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Randall Bailey returns June 20 in Atlanta

Three-time, two division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) returns to the ring June 20 after a long absence to fight veteran Gundrick “Sho-Gun” King (18-14, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event at Riverdale Center of Arts in Riverdale, Georgia. Contrary to some erroneous reports and misconceptions, the 40-year-old Bailey never retired. Unfortunately, he hasn’t fought in 1½ years, only four times in nearly five years, due to his well-earned reputation as, pound-for-pound, one of the hardest one-punch boxers in the world.

Bailey, fighting out of Miami, last fought November 23, 2013 in Tampa, after a 13-months of inactivity, defeating Ecuador welterweight Humberto “Bam Bam” Toledo (41-11-2, 25 KOs) by way of an eighth-round disqualification. He will be making his junior welterweight debut against King, launching the final chapter of his storied boxing career.

“I haven’t been sitting out because I wanted to,” Bailey explained. “We’ve tried to get fights but I’ve been frozen out. It’s been rough but I won’t let it bother me. I just go with the flow, what’s been given to me. I couldn’t get the top junior welterweights to fight me; I’m not afraid to move up to junior middleweight, where I hope to fight ‘Canelo ‘(Saul Alvarez) or (Erislandy) Lara. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

IBHOF 2015 opening cermony

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The official opening ceremony of the 26th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend got underway today in Canastota, New York. The bucolic, sun-drenched village saw the boxing fraternity (and sorority) descend upon it’s environs for their annual pilgrimage to witness the enshrinement of the elite of the sport. The stage where the actual inductions will take place on Sunday, was filled with some of this year’s incoming, as well as past and hopeful future inductees. Nearly all of the collective group addressed the crowd with their thoughts on the village, the fans and the moment. The following thoughts were delivered by this year’s inductees and celebrities alike:

2015 Inductees:

Riddick Bowe- This is great, seeing all these fans. I really can’t believe this. Thank you all for coming and God bless!

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini- Are there any people from Youngstown here? By the end of the weekend, this place is gonna be renamed Youngstown, New York! You know it’s been a long time since I’ve been out here for an induction weekend. I’ve been here at other times but I guess (IBHOF director) Ed Brophy figured he’d have to vote me in to get me back here for inductions! (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Molina final press conference

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Two days before the first-ever world title fight in the state of Alabama, undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and challenger Eric Molina participated in a tense final press conference Thursday at Embassy Suites in Birmingham, Alabama.

Deontay Wilder: “People wanted me to rush my career, even I did at some points, but I’m a man who believes in timing and that there’s a moment when things should happen. We have to wait for our time. This is my destiny. Once I had my precious daughter she changed my life forever and she became my motivation to get here. She’s the reason I go hard in the gym, she’s the reason I carry myself the way I do. I worked too hard to get to this position. We’re not planning on this being the end.”

Eric Molina: “Everybody has written me off. I’ve never been undefeated and I’ve always been the underdog. When my dream becomes a reality on Saturday, I’ll come right back here and give Wilder the rematch.” (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara-Rodriguez make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Erislandy Lara 153.6 vs. Delvin Rodriguez 153.4
(WBA super welterweight title)

Artur Beterbiev 175 vs. Alexander Johnson 174.2
Artur Szpilka 231 vs. Manuel Quezada 233.5
Eleider Alvarez 181 vs. Anatoliy Dudchenko 180.4

Venue: UIC Pavilion in Chicago
Promoter: Warriors
TV: Spike



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Queens, New York

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Melissa Hernandez 136 vs. Maria Munoz 136.6
Elton Dharry 118 vs. Miguel Robles 117.2
Gledwin Ortiz 153.4 vs. Julian Valerio 153.6
Victor Benitez 131 vs. Raymond Rivera 132.2

Venue: Amazura Concert Hall
Promoter: Elton Dharry Promotions



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Ward-Smith co-feature announced

The co-feature for the clash between WBA super middleweight world champion and Olympic Gold medalist Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) on June 20 in Oakland’s Oracle Arena has been announced. Unbeaten featherweights Antonio Nieves (12-0, 6 KOs) and Stephon Young (13-0-1, 5 KOs) will meet in an eight-rounder. Both bouts will be televised on BET.

Also in non-televised undercard action, undefeated super middleweight Luis “Cuba” Arias (10-0, 4 KOs) faces TBA in a six rounder, jr middleweight Aaron Coley (9-1-1, 6 KOs) takes on Yosmani Abreu (4-9-2) in a six, undefeated junior lightweight Daniel “Twitch” Franco (10-0-3, 7 KOs) goes against Jonathan Alcantara (7-13-2, 1 KO) in an eight, middleweight Tony Hirsch (18-6-2, 8 KOs) meets TBA in a six, Chinese light heavyweight Meng “Cold Blood” Fanlong (1-0) takes on Albert Avina (0-3) in a four, and Chinese jr welter Wang “Jimmy” Zhimin (9-1) will face Jose Guzman (6-10-1) in a six.



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Danny Garcia vacates WBC super lightweight title

Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol will collide for the vacant belt

WBC super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia has finally abandoned the WBC 140lb world title. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced that Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol will collide for the vacant belt. After two-consecutive over-the-weight non-title fights, Garcia will next take on Paulie Malignaggi in a non-title welterweight fight on ESPN August 1st at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia is also expected to relinquish the WBA 140lb title, which he also holds.



June 11th, 2015

UFC

UFC 188 Fantasy Preview

The heavyweight title will be unified this weekend in the main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City, as incumbent champion Cain Velasquez faces off with interim champ Fabricio Werdum . . . 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 11th, 2015

Feature Story

Photo gallery: Knockout artists and world titles this Saturday at The Garden!

IMG_16APhotos by Peter Frutkoff / PeterFrutkoff.com

This Saturday on HBO, WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) goes toe-to-toe with top ten contender Miguel “The Scorpion Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The televised co-feature showcases undefeated #3 WBA rated lightweight contender Felix Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs).

 

Click here for more…



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Final Presser

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated #3 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) had their final press conference Thursday. Walters and Verdejo headline, in separate bouts, at the Madison Square Garden Theater on an HBO-televised card in New York City during Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend. Both will be facing undefeated opponents. Walters, who is in the third year of his championship reign, will defend against Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), of Colombia. Verdejo in his live HBO debut, goes against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas. They were joined by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

Bob Arum: The main event Saturday night is something that anybody who knows anything about boxing is looking forward to. Two undefeated fighters who have made their reputations as punchers. Guys who bang out their opponents. Don’t leave it to the judges, so David (NYSAC chief David Berlin), please we don’t need judges at ringside. We could save a couple of bucks that way.

Nicholas Walters: I know it’s going to be a good fight. I’m ready for the fight. I hope he’s ready for the fight. I know my fans are ready for the fight.

Miguel Marriaga: I come well prepared. I know Walters also comes well prepared. I’m mentally ready and I hope everybody enjoys it…I want to bring this title back to my country.

Bob Arum: The first televised fight is set up to be one of the most exciting fights in boxing. Featuring a Mexican against a Puerto Rican. So many fights over the years have featured representatives of those two countries fighting against each other. When you get a Mexican in the ring against a Puerto Rican, you know you’re going to get a battle on the highest level.

Felix Verdejo: Good afternoon everybody. Thank you for all your support. I want to give you a great fight. That’s all my English for now. …I hope BamBam Najera is ready for a great fight to give the fans what they want. I’m ready and expect a great fight.

Ivan Najera: We’re well prepared to take the fight and to win. Saturday night is going to be a great fight. Explosive. We’re both aggressive come-forward fighters.

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June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: Now it’s my turn

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“My last training before Friday night’s PBC bout on Spike. I’m wearing the same gloves I was wearing when I fought and beat Tomek Adamek. It’s like my continuation of what he was doing in the U.S. Now it’s my turn,” said Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KO) after his Chicago training with Ronnie Shields.

“He is a crazy guy and this is beautiful to see. All this energy, enthusiasm – how you can not love this guy?” said Shields.



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Josean Figueroa headlines in his hometown

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Everything is ready for Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment & Roc Nations Sports’ Univision Puerto Rico’s ‘Boxeo Al Maximo’ series this Saturday at the Ismael Delgado Coliseum in Aguada Puerto Rico, when super bantamweight Josean ‘El Tren’ Figueroa (8-3-2, 7 KOs) will headline the card in front of his hometown fans against heavy-handed Jonell Nieves (4-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round fight. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

SES “Heavy Night” Media Day

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES heavyweights Francesco Pianeta, Michael Wallisch, Steffen Kretschmann and Tom Schwarz are “heavily motivated” to turn the big heavyweight night on July 11th at Magdeburg’s GETEC Arena into a major success. The main event features Pianeta challenging regular WBA heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev in a clash of two former Klitschko foes. Kretschmann and Wallisch will square off against each other in an all-German WBO European championship bout.

50 journalists (including four TV teams) joined the SES team for yesterday’s Media Day with a training session followed by a trip to a working pit where the heavyweight were invited to try maneuvering heavy machinery. After digging in the gravel, the fighters will be digging for gold in their upcoming big fights on July 11th. The “Heavy Night” in Magdeburg featuring the WBA world championship between Chagaev and Pianeta will be broadcast live on Sat.1. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight Club OC weigh-in

Kevin Watts 138 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 139.4
Mark Anthony Hernandez 154 vs. Gabe Lopez 152
Reece Bennett 167.2 vs. Henry Calles Jr 166.6
Ozzie Alvarez 169.4 vs. Steven Stryker 169.8
Malcolm McAllister 162 vs. Lanny Dardar 162.2
Trevor Clapper 184.4 vs. Alex Suhonosov 184.6
Thomas Hill 153.6 vs. Rick Graham 156.2
Timothy Lee 149.2 vs. Steven Chad McKinney 147.6

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Show is sold out



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

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

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, won the right to be 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 shutout decision (119-108 twice and 118-109) in an eliminator over twelve fast rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official scores read: David Hudson and Patrick Morley (both US) both 119-10, and Manfed Kuechler (Germany) 118-109, all in favor of the flashing lefty Wake, who the IBF supervisor Glen Hamada (US) described as a vastly talented speedster. The referee was Sam Williams (US).

With the thirteenth round Wake might have scored an anticipated stoppage since he finally caught the very durable Thailander with a southpaw left to the chin and decked him on the canvas just five seconds remaining in the twelfth and final session. The ref Sam kept counting up to eight, and then the bell sounded to end the lopsided affair. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Adrien Broner-Shawn Porter LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champions Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio and Akron Ohio’s “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) are about a week away from their welterweight showdown as they met with media Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live for their press conference. Broner vs. Porter will take place next Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC main event.

The bout will be fought at a 144lb. catch weight. “I haven’t looked at this as a catch weight,” said Porter, “but as a weight class. My weight class is 144. Anything that he expects to gain from having me come down to 144, he’s not going to get it.”

Broner was his normal and entertaining self. “This is a big fight because Adrien Broner is on the card. No disrespect to Shawn and Kenny, but I’m coming to win and I’m going to win.” (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins: I’m making history

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: Greg Gorman

FightNews caught up with the living legend, Bernard Hopkins, to talk about his next (and possibly final) fight against IBF Super Middleweight champion, James DeGale.

When asked how the fight was progressing in terms of being made, Hopkins stated that it’s at the advanced stages of being made:

“Fast, very fast. I would love to touch base and land in London to be able to make history over the pond. I have a big fan base in London, well respected not only worldwide but in London. I would like to go and give them a show at this level, at this stage that they would never forget.”
When asked about why he was doing this fight, Hopkins reassured the fans that he wants to continue to make history and make the fights that they want to see him in.

“The historic thing is, the super middleweight and middleweight division that I dominated in, just like Triple G is dominating now, is the fact that nobody really wants to fight this guy except for Oscar. I’m about making things happen for myself and history, doing the undoable. And the undoable is doing things where people question your sanity of why you’re doing it and I made a living and a career out of those things.” (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Abel Ramos headlines Saturday in Arizona

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Arizona native Abel Ramos (12-0-2, 7 KOs) will have his third consecutive fight in his home state this Saturday. Ramos will take on Roberto Ramirez (13-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico at The Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona. The junior welterweight bout will be a six round main event. The co-feature will be 6 round super middleweight showdown between local Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (8-1-1, 1 KO) and Eduardo Tercero (9-5-1, 7 KOs) of Mexico. Hard-punching Jamaica-born Nathaniel Gallimore (4-0, 4 KOs) will look to keep his 100% KO ratio intact against durable journeyman Yosmani Abreu. The bout will be a special featured attraction middleweight bout. The Illinois-based Gillmore and Ramos are actually stablemates as both are managed by Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

UFC

Gilbert Melendez: Mr. Reliable

At 33 years old, and just days away from a UFC 188 co-main event against Eddie Alvarez, it’s clear that Gilbert Melendez is not knocking on the door of retirement yet. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t crossed his mind yet. The only thing is, “El Nino” keeps moving the goalposts . . . 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 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Alabama media votes Deontay Wilderathlete of the year

Boxing is therapy for rage, says former champ Nigel Benn

Can Carl Frampton be a huge star in the U.S.?

Ode to great referee Frank Cappuccino



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Jose Felix Workout

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

World-ranked lightweight Jose Felix (29-1-1, 24 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico trains on Wednesday for his upcoming 10-round main event on “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on UniMas TV this Saturday (June 13) at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California. Felix takes on Yakubu Amidu (21-6-2, 19 KOs) of Ghana.

This event is promoted by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing and the Art of Boxing Promotions.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Molina workout quotes

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina, along with co-headliners Puerto Rican junior lightweight Jose Pedraza and Russian amateur standout Andrey Klimov, kicked off fight week working out for the press at Round 1 Gym in Birmingham, Ala. in advance of their Showtime Championship Boxing bouts this Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham.

Also in attendance Wednesday were, undefeated world-ranked contenders Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach and Dejan “El Dinamita” Zlaticanin, who will square off in a 12-round eliminator earlier that night in the main event on Sho Extreme.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday:

Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder: “This week has been fun. It’s been exciting. Even to see the people and faces. I’m looking forward to Saturday. It’s always the hard part when you have to wait. Especially when you’ve been training hard and it’s real intense. Everything has been great so far, and I’m glad it’s finally here. I’m looking forward to making history being that this is the first title fight in the state of Alabama. And I’m gonna put my name on it first.

“Training camp has been just like any other camp. When I’m at camp, I’m always giving my all, 110 percent. Because when it’s time to go battle, I gotta give 110 percent. I have to perform better than I did the last time. But this is what I do. I love it and enjoy every moment it. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara-Rodriguez Final Press Conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The final press conference took place today for Friday’s Spike-televised WBA super welterweight title clash between champion Erislandy Lara and Delvin Rodriguez from the UCI Pavilion in Chicago.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Main Events inks Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov

As Main Events continues its search across the globe for top prospects, the New Jersey-based promotional company added another undefeated Russian to their lineup. Middleweight, Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs), is the fifth international fighter that Main Events co-promotes with an overseas promoter. Main Events continues to work with promoters from around the world to expose new fighters to US audiences. This time they have joined forces with Gevorg Tatevosyan of the Russia-based Shamo Boxing Promotions to co-promote “Mayhem.”



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

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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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 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.

(More to come)



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




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