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- Vitali issues ultimatum to Ukrainian President
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- Hurd drops Armenta in two in Fort Washington, MD
- Weights from Finland
- Night of Knockouts: Love KOs Simon; Jack KOs Medina; Bey KOs Cardenas; Pearson KOs Ferreira
- Weights from Redwood City, Calif
- UFC Fight Night Brisbane: Silva and Hunt draw in classic battle
- Wlodarczyk stops Fragomeni; Fonfara destroys Miller
- Lateef Kayode wins comeback fight; Santana tops Alcine; Nugaev demolishes late sub
- Late results from Tijuana
Photos: All Star Boxing
In a clash between unbeaten super flyweights Mathew “Mighty” Villanueva (11-0-1, 9 KOs) scored a eighth round TKO over previously undefeated Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Impressive performance for Villanueva, who was in command the whole way. The bout was halted between rounds eight and nine. Villanueva retained his WBO Latin super flyweight belt.
By Damien St. Pierre at the scale
Morgan Fitch 167 vs Tyrone Selders 168
Mason Menard 136 vs Joseph Brady*
Wesley Barbier 284 Danny Batchelder 236
Martin Verdin 184 vs Rayford Johnson 186
Cleo Rice 182 vs Justin Verdin 183
Payton Guidry126 vs Devin Parker 131
Devon. Adams 153 vs TBA
Ronald Rivas 130 vs Arley Hinojosa*
Terrance Dumas 255 vs Shelton Richardson*
Sergio Sarabia 165** vs Phillip Lars 161
O’Shanique Foster 129 vs Jermaine Holmes*
Jonathan Williams 222 vs Thanansis Michaloudis 240
*Fighter will weigh later
** Came in 4lbs over contract limit, has 1 hour to get to weight limit
Promoters – BoxNCar Promotions and In Ya Face Fight Productions
Venue – Houma Terrbonne Civic Center
Ticket Info – All Ticketmaster locations
By Derrick “Superman” Findley, #1 Gatekeeper
Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images
This is Derrick Findley and I just wanted to set the record straight in regards to my failed drug test on 9/13/13. I fought on 8/24/13 against Gilberto Rodriguez and my tooth got cracked during the fight. I came home and went to the emergency room for my tooth because I was in so much pain on 9/3/13. The doctor prescribed me Tylenol 3 w/Codeine for my pain and an antibiotic. I don’t usually take medication and had no idea what codeine was all I know is it was prescribed for my tooth pain.
I was notified on 9/27/13 that I failed the drug test due to Codeine being in my system and was informed that I would need a doctors note or be subject to suspension and a fine. I immediately asked the ER for a doctors note and they said it is against hospital policy and that I would have to get the note from my family practice or a dentist so I made an appointment with my dentist 9/30/13 showed him my prescription he examined me and prescribed more antibiotics because there is still an infection in my cracked tooth and also prescribed the same Tylenol 3 w/Codeine. (more…)
When Don King traveled to Russia in May of this year for his “Fight for Peace, To Russia with Love” Lebedev vs. Jones in Moscow, he was welcomed with open arms and genuine affection by the Russian people. Andrey Ryabinsky a co-promoter in the fight, and Don King met for the first time and they became genuine friends. Don loves Russia and the Russian people. Don King congratulates Andrey Ryabinsky on the formation of his new promotional company World Boxing. (more…)
Sasha Yengoyan stopped Frank Haroche Horta in the 4th of a scheduled 8 rounder. It was probably very close on the scorecards after 3 rounds until Yengoyan unleashed a vicious right which caught the visitor. Horta went down and when he rose at 8th he was still very wobbly and it was rightly waved off at that point.
Bilal Laggoune had a much harder than expected time to retain his Belgian cruiserweight title against limited Fabrice Clement. Laggoune won on scores of twice 99-92 and a too close 96-94 but had to dig deep in every round to win.
Ismael Abdoul used his experience to easily outbox Stjepan Vudelija to win a unanimous decision.
Delfine Persoon won every round and battered Irma Balijagic Adler who never gave up. Both women cut from different accidental headbutts.
Elfi Philipps was more then lucky to earn a split decision against Rachida Hilali. The visitor seemed to outbox for most of the time the local girl but strangely lost it on the judges scorecards.
Belgian champion Sheldon Moore won on points against comebacking Jairo Alvarez. Alvarez was 5 years out of the ring.
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Felipe Orucuta 118 vs Javier Gallo 118
Oscar Gonzalez dio 131 vs Hector Velázquez dio 131
Sergio Frias 115 vs Mario Lara dio 116
Jose Uzcategui dio 169 vs Jesus Angel Nerio 170
Venue: Foro Tecate, Tijuana
TV: TV Azteca
A crowd of 1,382 fans at Thursday’s “Fight Club OC” in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA were treated to an action-packed night by promoter Roy Englebrecht. In the main event, junior middleweights John Hays (4-0-2) and Moises Alvizo (3-6-1, 2 KOs) fought to an entertaining six round draw, with the fans showing their appreciation by tossing money into ring! (more…)
By Damien St. Pierre at ringside
Photos: Frank Giovingo
Rain, rain stayed away… for the most part. A little drizzle couldn’t put a damper on the Marcus McDaniel parade. McDaniel shined though the rain Thursday night at the Gretna Heritage Festival as he captured the IBA Americas championship with a smooth and well boxed 8 round decision over Quinton Willis.
The McDaniel / Willis bout was moved up on the bout sheet due to rain in the weather forecast. That didn’t seem to have any effect on the New Orleans middleweight as he entered the ring following a brass band. Once he entered the ring the party continued as he peppered the Florida native Willis with a lightning quick jab; the jab would set the tone for the rest of the night. Round three would be the best round for Willis as he seemed to up the tempo, but those rounds would be few and far between, in fact it would be the only round given to Willis on this writer’s scorecard. Round three also saw a cut due to an accidental clash of heads open up on the right eye of Willis, which would add to an already gloomy night for the Florida fighter. (more…)
Antonio Escalante will promote “Border Wars” tomorrow at the Socorro Entertainment Center in Socorro, Texas, outside of El Paso. The show was originally scheduled for September 14 and was pushed back. Today Abraham Han and the rest of the boxers stepped on the scales.
Abraham Han 159.5 vs. Bernardo Guereca 161.5
Siju Shabazz 170 vs. Jose Ramirez 167
Jennifer Han 127 vs. Leslie Morales 130
Oscar Valenzuela 142 vs. Carlos Villa 142.25
Tim Meek 167 vs. Brian Nevarez 173
David Muñoz 127 vs. Arturo Ortega 129
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Marco “Dorado” Reyes 159 vs. Rogelio “Porky” Medina
(WBC Fecombox Super Middleweight title)
Miguel “Mickey” Roman 136 vs. Carlos Urias 136
Mario Lozano 147.40 vs. Humberto Flores 147.40
Ricardo Proano 119.70 vs. Edgar Monarrez 121.70
Venue: Gimnasio Bernardo Aguirre
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Popular former world champion Canelo Alvarez has confirmed his loyalty and commitment to Golden Boy Promotions. “I am very happy with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Canelo today. “I’m scheduled to travel next week to Los Angeles to meet with Richard Schaefer and Eric Gomez for a meeting that we hold after each fight. I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy. Any event or matter that points to the contrary is false.”
Greg Sirb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission and former President of the Association of Boxing Commissions has sent a letter to USA Boxing President Charles F. Butler, asking why it’s OK for amateur boxers can sign professional contracts with APB or WSB and still be eligible for the Olympics, but if these same amateur Boxers sign with Golden Boy, Iron Mike, Top Rank and or Main Events they would automatically lose their Olympic eligibility. See the letter.
Photos: Scott Foster
Miguel Cotto 153.2 vs. Delvin Rodriguez 154
Terence Crawford 134.6 vs. Andrey Klimov 134.6
Jayson Velez 126.4 vs. Dat Nguyen 125.6
Jorge Melendez 153,8 vs. Jamaal Davis 154.6
Felix Verdejo 133.4 vs. Gary Eyer 132.6
Clarence Booth 145.8 vs. Patrick Boozer 146.8
Moises Carasquillo 161.4 vs. Steven Chadwick 160.4
Ricky Tomlinson 124.8 vs. Lamar Charlton 124.8
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Top Rank
Dear Dr. Butler:
I am responding to your open letter regarding an erroneous claim that my boxing promotion’s position of signing young fighters is hindering the growth of USA Boxing’s future Olympic team. I am writing you directly to give you the respect you didn’t afford me when you addressed me in a public forum. I am most disappointed that you and USA Boxing could not afford me the courtesy and respect, not only as a former heavyweight champion, but a former amateur champion to contact me first instead of taking advantage of my name and company for publicity. Your organization never attempted to contact me directly to discuss this matter. Had you done so, perhaps you would have a better understanding of my love for amateur boxing and my commitment to protect fighters by giving them the best possible opportunities this business can offer. No one knows better than I the pitfalls of amateur and professional boxing. This is precisely why I am compelled to make Iron Mike Productions a transparent company. Our priority is the well being of our fighters and to produce the most exciting fights we can and in the process uplift the sport of boxing. (more…)
WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and challenger Yoandris Salinas both weighed in at 121.5 lbs. for their world championship fight on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. The fight was originally scheduled as the co-feature to last weekend’s postponed Haye-Fury card, but Matchroom Boxing managed to quickly reschedule the fight.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko weighed in at 241.6 for his title defense against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin weighed 225.7. The bout will be the biggest heavyweight title fight in years.
Promoter: Andrey Ryabinsky
Every time a fighter steps out into the Octagon, another career opportunity is presented.
Whether that step is a jump to title contention, righting the ship to get back on track, or turning a corner where progress is concerned, each fight is a chance to move forward. Yet not every effort produces the desired results, and some contests carry a different weight of urgency . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Krzysztof Zimnoch (16-0, 11 KOs), who arrived on the professional scene after beating Deontay Wilder in the first round of the Amateur Wold Championships in Chicago, is getting ready for his underground test against former Canadian Olympian Artur Binkowski (16-3, 11 KOs).
For Zimnoch, fighting Binkowski could be his last test before an all-Polish, very highly anticipated heavyweight showdown against Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs), who twice knocked out Mike Mollo on ESPN in fight of the year candidates. (more…)
WBO Latino super flyweight champion “Mighty” Matthew Villanueva (10-0-1, 8 KOs) of Burbank, California looks to successfully defend his title against Tampa-based Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-0, 8 KOs) tonight. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Shea Bailey Promotions. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise starting at 11:35 PM.
This will mark just the second time that Villanueva of Puerto Rican descent will fight in another U.S. state other than California. Accompanying him are his management Union Boxing, his head trainer Shadid Saluki, and other members of his team. Lozano is of Mexican descent. Fightnews spoke with both fighters as the fight is now just hours away. (more…)
Bilal Laggoune, 10-0-1(5), will defend tonight his Belgian national cruiserweight title against very limited Fabrice Clement, 3-2-0(2), on the 12th edition of the Gents Boxing Gala in the topsporthal in Gent, Belgium as part of a 6 fight event promoted by Claude Vandenheede.
Laggoune won the title against Christophe Dufaux and will make now the first defense of the title. Laggoune will be back in action on Decemmber 14 near his hometown in Pamel-Roosdaal, Belgium. (more…)
The Norway government says they have plans to end a 32-year ban on professional boxing when a new coalition takes office next week.
Actor Jerry Ferrara will play Arturo “Thunder” Gatti in an upcoming biopic. Michael Strahan will produce the pic.
Is Mason Menard (25-14, 18 KOs) the best Louisiana has to offer for boxing? More
A rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera could land in San Antonio. More
Photos: All Star Boxing
Matthew Villanueva 114.8 vs. Daniel Lozano 114.8
(WBO jr flyweight title)
Luis Olivares 137.6 vs. Hector Marengo 137.6
Emanuel De Jesus 149.2 vs. Joel Vargas 150.4
Alphonso Black 157.4 vs. Angel Martinez 157.4
Justin Jones 147 vs. Juan Aguirre 150.2
Toribio Ramirez 124.8 vs. Harold Torres 124.8
Victor Kulakovski 152.6 vs. Howard Reece 150.2
Angel Hernandez 135 vs. Ruben Ozuna 138.2
Venue: A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, FL
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr. in association with Shea Bailey Promotions
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus (All Star Boxing)
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Time: Doors Open @ 7:00 PM & First Fight 8:00 PM
By Phil Doherty
Miami-based southpaw light middleweight Joey “TwinkleFingers” Hernandez (23-1-1, 13 KOs) announced his return to free agency yesterday after getting out of his promotional contract with Don King Productions. Hernandez turns twenty nine later this month and hadn’t fought since last November–a ten-round unanimous decision victory against James Winchester. Despite the extended layoff, TwinkleFingers still finds himself ranked ninth in the IBF and twelfth in the WBC at light middleweight (super welterweight). Hernandez credited his attorney Andrew Horn with facilitating the promotional release and told Fightnews: “I’m officially a free man and now it’s back to the drawing board to get a big one. Now that I’m free I’m willing to accept any big challenges.”
The next bout for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is now official, as “Bones” will look to extend his record-setting title defense streak against Brazilian powerhouse Glover Teixeira on Saturday, February 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Joining Jones-Teixeira on the Super Bowl weekend card will be a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem. Originally scheduled for UFC 167 in Las Vegas, the bout has now been shifted to New Jersey. Tickets for UFC 169 go on sale on Friday, October 25.
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Gary Shaw Productions in association with La Noria Entertainment present a special night of boxing on October 19, 2013 at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, in Whittier, CA. Hometown hero and undefeated lightweight sensation, Alejandro “El Charrito” Luna (14-0, 11 KOs), will challenge crafty veteran Daniel Attah (28-16-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event attraction. The bout will in the lightweight division. A live concert will take place after the fight where fans can enjoy the festive music of Los Canelos and Rebeldes. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mexican flood victims. (more…)
By Johnny B’
Illinois super middleweight Mike Jimenez once again is an undefeated professional. Mike, known as ‘Hollywood’ was halted on September 13th in Hammond Indiana by Derrick “Superman” Findley when his corner threw in the towel. However due to Findley’s drug test coming back positive, the bout result has been changed to a no contest. Thus Hollywood’s pro log is now 11-0 with 8 KOs and 1 NC as he heals up from a rough outing against Findley, who apparently failed the test from taking Tylenol 3 pills which contains “Codeine” which is an opiate-based pain killer.
By Ron Jackson
Two boxers with a combined age of 89 years meet for the vacant SA heavyweight title in Bloemfontein on Saturday night. Hein van Bosch and Anton Nel, who have won 27 and lost 27 professional bouts between them, are scheduled to meet at the Free State Sports Science Institute Hall. Nel was 45 years old on July 9 and Van Bosch will be 44 on January 27. Their combined age is probably some sort of record for a national title fight. And does reflect on the state of heavyweight boxing in South Africa. The title became vacant when Wiseman Dlomo failed to renew his licence. (more…)
WBC #1 Viktor Postol, now 23-0, widely outpointed Ignacio Mendoza over 12 rounds to retain his WBC International 140lbs title. Next up for Postol could be a WBC final eliminator against Selcuk Aydin who recently won the WBC Mediterranean title against former Postol victim DeMarcus Corley. On the undercard Marat Kulumbegov stayed unbeaten in 13 fights (one draw) to score a shutout 10 rounds points decision against Mikheil Khutsishvili to win the vacant WBC Youth Silver middleweight title.
This excellent show was promoted by Elite Box Promotion headed by Roman Vaselyuk in their gym.
By Chris Farina/Top Rank
Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto and current top-five contender Delvin Rodriguez pose during the final press conference Thursday for their upcoming 12-round super welterweight battle , Saturday, October 5 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, Cotto vs. Rodriguez will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.
Delvin Rodriguez: I’m just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the hard way. After so many years of hard work, one bad decision after the other, tough fights, I’m just thankful to God that I’m here. There was a time when I said forget about boxing, forget this, this isn’t for me anymore, but I said I’m not going to throw so many years of my life away after so much hard work. So I’m glad I stuck with it and thanks to God I’m here.
Freddie Roach: Miguel has given me the opportunity to have the best training camp in my entire life and he’s worked so hard for this fight and we’ve made a lot of adjustments for Delvin. Delvin’s a difficult opponent, we know that, we’re ready for that and I can’t wait for Saturday night.
Miguel Cotto: I’m glad to be here and I’m ready. I had a great camp like Freddie said before. I’m ready. I’m just counting the hours to be right here on Saturday night. I’m going to be focused, I’m going to be sharp, I’m going to be Miguel Cotto.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Reigning WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion from Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) was full of respect for undefeated Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs) during media workout in Moscow. “I think that Stacy McKinley, former Mike Tyson coach, tried anything possible to make Povetkin look like Tyson, punch like Tyson. Povetkin has been a fan of Mike Tyson. He said to me that he watched Tyson fights to copy his movements with his style and size and reach. This style is good for him, especially in this fight, but we will see how it’s going to be on Saturday night,” – said “Dr Steelhammer.” Klitschko and Povetkin clash Saturday at the Olympic Sportcomplex in Moscow. The event is organized by Andrey Ryabinsky, CEO of MIC Group of Companies, and will be broadcast live (3:30 PM EST) and re-broadcasted the same day (9:45 PM EST) by HBO. (more…)
Main Events announced today that they have signed an exclusive promotional contract with South African light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba, 20-2-2, 9 KOs. The 26 year old Chilemba was born in Malawi and has fought the majority of his bouts in South Africa. Nicknamed “Golden Boy”, Chilemba turned professional in 2005, and won several African titles during his eight years in the ring as a 168 and 175 pounder. Chilemba’s collection of championships include the African Boxing Union super middleweight title, the WBO Africa light heavyweight title, African Boxing Union light heavyweight title, WBC International light heavyweight title, the IBO super middleweight title, and the WBC International light heavyweight title. (more…)
WBA-appointed Klitschko-Povetkin judge Ted Gimza has been given special permission by the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois, to leave the USA to work the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight championship fight on October 5 in Moscow, Russia. Gimza, who in a plea bargain pled guilty to a felony weapons charge on July 29th (Lake County Case Number: 12CF382) is serving a two-year probation which includes 24/7 electronic home monitoring, a.k.a. “ankle bracelet” for a period of 160 days which extends well past the fight date. According to Keith S. Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County, Gimza has been granted the right to leave the country between October 1 and October 7 for employment purposes and is released from electronic home monitoring during the above time periods. The WBA is aware of Gimza’s legal situation and both camps have signed off on him working the fight.
John Hays 154 vs Moises Alvizo 150.5
Steven Stryker 160 vs Kory Kelly 165.
Dwain Victorian 138.8 vs Juan Zuniga 140
Andre Walker 187 vs Paul Gemmati 185
Lisa Mauldin 132 vs Theresa Crowley 134.5
Justin Davenport 264 vs Matt McKinney 239
Fabian Gonzalez 141 vs Issac Velasco 137.6
Venue: The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Doors at 6:30pm, first bout at 7:30pm
Tickets at www.fightcluboc.com
By Kurt Freitag
Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto demonstrates his current form with new trainer Freddie Roach during a workout in the very hot Don Miguel Boxing Gym in Orlando, Florida. Cotto faces two-time world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez in an HBO-televised 12-round super welterweight battle on Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley has expressed confidence in not only defeating Anthony Mundine, but that it will be by knockout when the two former world champs clash at the Sydney Entertainment Center on October 23. Mosley also rejects the claims that he is a washed up boxer who should not be fighting. “Anyone who says I’m shot, they have no idea what’s going on,” Mosley said. “I speak regularly with a whole number of doctors, specialists, all these medical experts who insist my brain is fine. That I’m in better shape than a lot of guys in their 20s.” (more…)
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