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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Boxing News

Big Mouth Liebenberg takes aim at Alvarez

By his own admission, unbeaten light-heavyweight Ryno “The Lion” Liebenberg has a big mouth. The WBC #4, IBF #8 and WBO #15 says that the difference between him and many other fighters is that he backs up his boasts with his boxing. “I’ll fight King Kong, Mike Tyson, whoever. You can say I have a big mouth, but I always deliver. Even my wife agrees I have a big mouth,” says the cocky South African (16-0, 11 KOs). (more…)



September 26th, 2014



Boxing News

Chavez-Alvarez brothers collide Saturday

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Fans have talked about a showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for years. On Saturday we get the next best thing as their brothers, Omar “Businessman” Chavez (32-2-1, 22 KOs) and Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (19-4-2, 12 KOs) will face off at Arena Jorge Cuesy Serrano and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The brothers faced off at Thursday’s press conference. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC 178 Main Card Fantasy Preview

When UFC 178 lands in Las Vegas this week, the lineup will feature one of the best cards from top to bottom for all of 2014. The flyweight title is up for grabs in the main event as Demetrious Johnson looks for the fifth successful defense of his 125-pound title as he takes on top 10 fighter Chris Cariaso — but that’s just the tip of the iceberg . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Two more “Mexican Style” bouts

Two additional bouts have been confirmed to the acclaimed “Mexican Style” world championship professional boxing event set for Saturday, October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California which will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 12:45 a.m. ET/PT (on tape delay).

In a 10-round light heavyweight battle, former world title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez will face off against fast rising contender Azea Augustama of Miami, Florida.

Opening the HBO Latino Boxing telecast will be an evenly matched 10-round middleweight clash between hard-hitting contenders Marcos “Dorado” Reyes of Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas native Abraham “Abie” Han.

On the same night, HBO will televise Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, defends his WBA/IBO middleweight world titles against WBC interim champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio and a featherweight championship showdown between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters.



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Female convention Awards banquet

Report/photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC Female convention awards banquet was held tonight at the host Princess Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Two hundred plus guests and dignitaries filled the dining hall for music, cultural entertainment, fine dining and recognition doled out to various members of the WBC establishment.

World Boxing Cares ambassadors Mariana Juarez, Sharon Anyos, Christiana Manzur, Stephen Blea and Raylene Carbone were recognized for their continuing work with visits to orphanages, sick children, gyms and under privileged youth. Juarez gave a tearful speech about how she is moved to continue the work that Jose Sulaiman started. (more…)



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why the public might no longer support a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown. More

Anthony Dirrell honored in Flint, Michigan. More

Tyson Fury breaks his silence – for the kids. More

Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew showdown set for Nov. 22. More



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Wade-Leatherwood added to Oct 4 Showtime card

Undefeated middleweight Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (16-0, 11 KOs) of Largo, Md. will put his perfect record on the line against KeAndre Leatherwood (14-2-1, 10 KOs), of Birmingham, Ala. in the fourth televised bout on an October 4 Showtime quadrupleheader at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.

The other three previously announced bouts include IBF jr lightweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0-0, 12 KOs) defending against former world title challenger and IBF No. 3-ranked challenger Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (52-5-3, 8, KOs). In other fights, Willie “The Great” Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) will be opposed by Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KOs) in a collision of once-beaten junior middleweights, and former light heavyweight world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KOs) fights for the first time in his home state in five years when he goes up against Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs).



September 26th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Female Convention opening ceremony

Report/photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing history was made today with the official opening of the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. With a gathering of a who’s who in the female boxing world, this opening ceremony had all the pomp and circumstance one would expect from a WBC event- the largest gathering of female boxing champions past and present, Mexican government officials, drum and bugle corps, several slick video presentations and boxing personalities from outside the ring such as Don King and Oscar de la Hoya.

Opening up the festivities were WBC Female Boxing president Ed Pearson and vice president Jill Diamond, both echoing the dream of equality for females in boxing, brought to fruition by the efforts of the late WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Moreno, Payano make weight

Photos: Robert Hughes

Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno 117.6 vs. Juan Carlos Payano 117.6
(WBA bantamweight title)

Charles Hatley 155.4 vs. R Gutierrez 154.8
Robert Marroquin 131.6 vs. Miguel Soto 132.4
Moises Flores 126.6 vs. Pablo Batres 133.8
Raphael Murphy 197.8 vs. Gary Tapuosa 197.4
De Anthony Bonner 130 vs. Evan James Woolsey 131.8
John Wesley Nofire 244 vs. Earl Ladson 273
Alberto Fundora 167 vs. Andrew Sosa 164.6

Venue: Mesquite Arena, Mesquite, Texas
Promoter: Iron Mike

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September 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC International Fight Week Returns to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015

The UFC® announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes diverse events around town providing something for everyone. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Krasnodar, Russia

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Roy Jones Jr 194 vs. Hany Atiyo 193
(WBU cruiserweight title/German version)

Venue: Basket Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
Promoter: Pushka Promotion



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson Defends WIBA Title Saturday in Virginia

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Women’s boxing will headline the Ponytail Promotions card on Saturday, September 27 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.

Undefeated WIBA Welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA will make the fourth defense of her title when she faces Arlene Blencowe of Taree, New South Wales, Australia. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz training in Turkey for Sturm clash

Six weeks before his highly anticipated duel against former middleweight champion Felix Sturm, former super middleweight champ Robert Stieglitz has gone to Antalya, Turkey along with trainer Dirk Dzemski and workout partner Dominic Boesel for a rigorous training program with running, swimming and power drills.

“We have come here for a preparatory phase with swimming, running and power drills under ideal conditions. Robert has always trained ‘like an animal’ in Magdeburg, the first to come and the last to leave our gym…the plan here with our light heavyweight Dominic Boesel is to go full out. The two work, drive each other and have lots of fun. Motivation is high. A holiday is different!”



September 25th, 2014

UFC

The Faith of Yoel Romero

Middleweight contender Yoel Romero may fight like he’s double-parked, but despite being 37 years old, he’s not in a hurry to get to where he’s going – the 185-pound title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev premiers Oct 18

In anticipation of the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” a one episode, 30-minute “reality show” examining the upcoming mega-showdown set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena in Atlantic City, NJ. HBO will televise it directly after their flagship World Championship Boxing series returns to active boxing programming following an unprecedented two-and-a-half month midyear hiatus. Hopkins, 49, will enter the ring just two months shy of his 50th birthday as the oldest champion in history. Interestingly, the 30-minute special will be narrated by rival network Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” a.k.a. Liev Schreiber.



September 25th, 2014

UFC

Eye vs. Smith heads to Mexico City

All-action bantamweights Jessica “Evil” Eye and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith will look to steal the show in Mexico City on November 15, as they meet in a verbally agreed to UFC 180 matchup . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones returns tomorrow in Russia

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Future Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (58-8, 41 KOs) conducts an open training session in Krasnodar, Russia, where he’ll defend his WBU (German version) cruiserweight title tomorrow night against Hany Atiyo (14-2, 10 KOs).



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Julio Ceja Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican super bantamweight contender Julio “Pollito” Ceja (27-1, 25 KOs) will return to the ring after a broken jaw on November 1 at a venue to be detetermined in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa. Ceja is the current WBC silver champ and hopes to resume his march toward a world title fight.

Ceja lost in his first world attempt against Jaime McDonnell in Doncaster, England for the IBF belt. In his most recent fight, Ceja scored a tenth round TKO over Ranel Suco in Mexico City but suffered a broken jaw in that fight.



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Female Convention opening cocktail party

Report/photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC Female convention unofficially kicked off with an informal cocktail party at the Sunset Choza lounge on the expansive Princess Hotel and Resort property in Playa del Carmen Wednesday night. As the second summit meeting between the WBC, WBA and IBF was held here during the day, members of all three organizations joined in the the relaxed atmosphere in a first of it’s kind gathering of leaders and members of otherwise rival organizations. The atmosphere was one of a family reunion- the family of boxing. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cleverly-Bellew rematch is on

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will clash in a blockbuster rematch at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The November date for the hotly anticipated bout will be revealed ahead of a press conference next Wednesday in Liverpool. Cleverly and Bellew first met in Merseyside in October 2011 where the Welshman successfully defended his WBO World Light Heavyweight title and with the pair finally meeting again but at Cruiserweight, the Welshman believes he’ll take a massive step to becoming a two-weight World champion with another win over Bellew.

“I cannot wait for this,” said Cleverly. “I beat him in front of his people before and this time I’m going to knock him out in front of his people. There will be no final bell in this fight, it’s going to be brutal. Expect fireworks from the build-up, the press conferences, the weigh in and the fight but also expect the same result. A Nathan Cleverly victory and then I will become a two-weight World champion.” (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

David Haye: I will be heavyweight champion again

By James Slater

Former undisputed cruiserweight king and former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye is currently negotiating his next fight, in a ring return that looks set to take place in the U.S soon. Speaking with Sky Sports News, the 33-year-old said he is currently planning the route he will go down in an attempt to rule once again.

“The heavyweight division is a bit fragmented now,” Haye said. “There are a few paths I could go down depending on the route I want, and that’s being worked on at the moment. Believe it or not I will be the heavyweight champion again. It’s just which way I go and how long it takes. There’s a bit of work to do yet but it’s exciting times ahead.” (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

“Clash of the Cruiserweights” Workout

Workout photos from “Clash of the Cruiserweights,” taking place Saturday at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia and available on PPV in the U.S.

In the main event, two-time world champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs), of Poland, defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight title for the eighth time against Russian challenger Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs).

In the co-feature, two-time world champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs), of Russia, puts his World Boxing Association (WBA) belt on the line versus undefeated Polish invader Pawel “Harnas” Kolodziej (33-0, 18 KOs). (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Joseph Diaz Jr. ready to headline

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

2012 U.S. Olympian fast rising super bantamweight prospect Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (11-0, 7 KOs) of South El Monte, California returns to action against Chihuahua, Mexico’s Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (22-11, 16 KOs) Monday September 29 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. This is Jo Jo’s firsy main event, headlining the Golden Boy Live on Fox Sports 1 card. We caught up with Diaz as he talked about his training camp, opponent, and headlining his next fight.

“I’m super excited to be fighting the main event. This is a good opportunity for me. I’m ready,” Diaz Jr. told Fightnews.com “I feel good. I’m a little nervous and excited. I have butterflies. I’ll have jitters in the ring but once the bell rings it’s all gone,” he added. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC 178 Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC 178 preliminary card features one of the best headliners in recent memory, as former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returns to the Octagon for the first time in nearly three years after having two major knee surgeries that put him out of the sport and forced him to surrender his title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nationally-ranked amateur boxer Tony Losey killed in an industrial accident. More

The tale of boxing journeyman Johnny Greaves: 100 fights, 96 losses. More

Don’t believe everything you see on TV, says Floyd Mayweather. More

It’s up to Tyson Cave to deliver now. More

 



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC/WBA/IBF Summit part 2 in Playa del Carmen

Report/Photo by Boxing Bob Newman

“The Summit – Part II” was held today in Playa del Carmen, Mexico ahead of the first ever WBC Female Boxing Convention which kicks off tomorrow at the Princess Hotel and Resort. Three of the four main sanctioning bodies gathered for a second meeting following their historic June 23, 2014 meeting in Cancun. The presidents of the WBC, WBA and IBF, along with board members from each organization sat down in a closed meeting at 10 a.m. to review the minutes from the inaugural June gathering, and hopefully come to a consensus on some specific issues of difference between the organizations. Opening statements were made by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, WBA President Gilberto Mendoza and IBF Rating chairman Anibal Miramontes, (IBF president Daryl Peoples was enroute, suffering flight delays this morning). (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Orlando Cruz returns to Boxeo TELEMUNDO Series

The final show of the fall edition of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series will feature the return of one their favorites Friday, October 24 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida.

In the main event popular featherweight Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-4-1-10 KO’s) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will make a final run for a chance to fight for a world title when he faces Ruben “El Canelito” Tamayo (25-4-4-17 KO’s) of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latin featherweight title at stake.

In the co feature Daniel Rosario Cruz (8-1-7 KO’s) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will battle Jose Alberto “El Flaco” Leal (9-5-1-4 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds in the welterweight division. (more…)



September 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri to be honored by Alma Mater

Undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri may be in training camp learning how to beat boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pcquiao, but this weekend it will be his alma mater that takes him to school.  Stony Brook University, where Algieri graduated with Honors, in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management (Algieri also has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Institute of Technology), will host Chris as the “Alumni Fan of the Game” at Saturday’s annual Wolfstock Homecoming celebration among 11,000 fans and present to him a proclamation from Suffolk County Supervisor Steven Ballone declaring September 27th “Chris Algieri Day.” (more…)



September 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Ray Beltran workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

#1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran of Mexico, works out at the Wildcard West Boxing Club in Santa Monica, Ca. for his upcoming World Lightweight title fight against WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, “the Pride of Omaha”.

Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will hold a press conference with Crawford and Beltran at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. next Tuesday, Sept. 30 to announce this championship bout. The news conference is open to the public and will begin at 12:30 pm CST.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, Crawford vs. Beltran will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on Saturday, November 29, at the CenturyLink Center. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. photos



September 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Ramirez battling water crisis to save his hometown on Oct 25

Jose Ramirez, 2012 US Olympian, and now undefeated Top Rank pro boxer (11-0,8 KOs) home town of Avenal, Ca could completely run out of water and be the first victim in California’s fight for water.

“We must correct the water situation in Avenal. To ignore the problem and the people there of this vital resource is a form of genocide which as Americans we should not tolerate,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. (more…)



September 24th, 2014




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