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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBO #1 Joseph Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan of Duco Events said the financial backer for the WBO heavyweight title bout featuring Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz to be held in Auckland, New Zealand had been secured until the bombshell arrived on Thursday evening. Lonergan also mentioned he will still do his best to find the necessary sponsorship for the WBO title bout to be held in New Zealand.
Dean Lonergan: “Up till 5pm Thursday this fight was 100 per cent guaranteed coming to Auckland due to the fact we had a number of sponsors come on board with one of the major ones being Ateed. We’ve been talking with them for a number of weeks putting together a package that to them made sense, based around visitation, tourism messages and feelgood factors of having the fight in Auckland. Unfortunately at 5pm on Thursday, Ateed rang us to say that they were no longer going to participate. So we are back to where we were about a week ago.”
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum could now promote the Parker vs. Ruiz in the USA. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #1 Joseph Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan of Duco Events said the financial …
By Bill Dwyre
It is Friday of fight week, and a female friend has it labeled perfectly: Boys in Underwear Day.
Weigh-in day for boxing matches represents the single most-consistent and predictable no-news day in sports journalism. The fighters know what they have to weigh, what the consequences are if they are too heavy — loss of a portion of their purse and sometimes, even a fight cancellation — and so the parade to the scale is about as dramatic as a soccer injury. Player falls, player grimaces and writhes in pain, stretcher carts player off, player returns to game in 30 seconds.
Boys in Underwear Day, then, is a good chance to catch up on the facts, figures and nuances of Saturday night’s major boxing card at the Thomas & Mack Center here.
The main event is the comeback of the Philippine hero, senator and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. He had left us there for a few months, saying he was retired. In essence, it was a boxing retirement, as opposed to an actual retirement. Think of it like you would one of those end-of-the-world-coming-tomorrow predictions. In other words, it ain’t gonna happen. For further perspective, Google Floyd Mayweather Jr., and await the next announcement. (more…)
By Bill Dwyre It is Friday of fight week, and a female friend has it labeled perfectly: Boys in Underwear …
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Manny Pacquiao 144.8 vs Jessie Vargas 146.5
(WBO World welterweight title)
Nonito Donaire 121.8 vs Jessie Magdaleno 121.3
(WBO World super bantamweight title)
Oscar Valdez 125.3 vs Hiroshige Osawa 125.3
(WBO World featherweight title)
Zou Shiming 111 vs Prasitsak Phaprom 111.3
(WBO World flyweight title)
Teofimo Lopez 133 vs Ishwar Siqueiros 133.8
Alexander Besputin 149.8 vs Azael Cosio 150
Que Xu 125.5 vs Fernando Fuentes 124.5
Robson Conceicao 129.6 vs Clay Burns 129
Promoter: Top Rank
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 144.8 vs Jessie Vargas 146.5 (WBO World welterweight title) Nonito Donaire 121.8 …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Nery Saguilan 139 vs Rosekie Christopher 137
Felipe 114.40 vs Efrain Perez Orocuta 114.40
Karim 113.30 vs Angel Guevara Arce 112.20
Marcos Mendez 166 vs Eduardo Tercero 166
Venue: Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa
Promoter: Promotions People & De Leon Promotions
By Gabriel F. Cordero Nery Saguilan 139 vs Rosekie Christopher 137 Felipe 114.40 vs Efrain Perez Orocuta 114.40 Karim 113.30 …
Three huge WBC title fights will take place at the Ballhausforum in Munich, Germany, this Saturday.
Fast rising Turkish star Avni Yildirim collides with Schiller Hyppolite for the vacant WBC Silver International Championship. Both fighters weighed in spot on at the limit of 76.2 kg (168 lbs.).
The winner of the bout between the #4 (Yildirim) and #7 (Hyppolite) of the WBC supermiddleweight ratings will make a huge step towards a world title. After Schiller stated that he will play with Avni and make him his “toy”, the 25-year-old Turk brought a Barbie doll to the weigh-in and handed it to his opponent so he has something to play with.
In a highly anticipated women’s middleweight unification fight WBC champion Kali Reis will take on unbeaten WBO titlist Christina Hammer. Both champs had no problem making weight.
It’s a rematch of their May 2015 encounter won by the local Christina Hammer.
Reis tipped the scale at 71.8 kg (158.3 lbs.) while Hammer was a little heavier at 72.3 kg (159.4 lbs.). (more…)
Three huge WBC title fights will take place at the Ballhausforum in Munich, Germany, this Saturday. Fast rising Turkish star …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Respected trainer Abel Sanchez is confident that WBO#3 heavyweight Andy Ruiz will be in the best shape of his career on December 10 and will be victorious against WBO#1 Joseph Parker to become the WBO heavyweight champion. Sanchez mentions Ruiz is very talented and will be around 245 pounds for the fight.
“Here he is working hard, he’s not putting any pretence of being tired or being sore. He’s giving me what I need. By fight time, if it’s December 10, we’ll have him down to 245 pounds somewhere there. Nice and cut.
“He’s got talent, it’s just a matter of making sure that he understands this is a twelve round fight not a six round fight.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Respected trainer Abel Sanchez is confident that WBO#3 heavyweight Andy Ruiz will be …
Former British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental Cruiserweight Champion Ovill McKenzie has pulled the curtain on a glittering career after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
Derby-based McKenzie won 25 of his 38 professional bouts, with 13 coming by knockout.
Trained by Martin Bowers at Canning Town’s famous Peacock Gym, McKenzie came within touching distance of winning World honours – at 11 days notice – when he controversially drew to Argentina’s Victor Emilio Ramirez in a challenge for the IBF World Cruiserweight title in Buenos Aires in October 2015. (more…)
Former British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental Cruiserweight Champion Ovill McKenzie has pulled the curtain on a glittering career after being …
Photos: Scott Foster/Main Events
Yesterday, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) held an open workout for members of the media in advance of his upcoming fight on November 19 against Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) for the NABF Light Heavyweight Title on the Kovalev-Ward “Pound For Pound” HBO Pay-Per-View televised undercard live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
How did you become a boxer?
“I was born in Malawi. When I was 14 one day I was walking around and friend of mine asked me if I want to come to the boxing gym with him. I looked in the window and I was just drawn to it. When I saw boxing I thought, ‘Wow that’s me.’ I walked in and asked them how to start and they said I could start now. I took off my flip flops and that was the beginning.”
Have you done anything new to prepare for this fight?
“I have been a professional fighter for ten years. During that time, I have figured out what works for me. I have been sticking to that stuff but we keep adding new stuff too. Now that I am working with Roy Jones there is a lot of new stuff added to my routine. He has added things to improve my style. But as far as conditioning goes I stick to the same. Everything has been going well so far.” (more…)
Photos: Scott Foster/Main Events Yesterday, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) held an open workout for members of the …
Photo: Team Sauerland
Tyron Zeuge 167.6 vs Giovanni De Carolis 166.7
WBA World Super Middleweight Championship
Stefan Haertel 167.6 vs Adasat Rodriguez 167.1
Artur Mann 200.4 vs Adam Gadajew TBA
Burak Sahin 225.5 vs Ferenc Zsalek 222.9
Deniz Ilbay 145.5 Anzor Gamgebeli TBA
Kai Robin Havnaa 197.3 vs Ihar Karavaeu TBA
Patrick Wojcicki 159.2 vs Frane Radnic 158.3
Arman Torosyan 157.6 vs Attlia Koros 159.6
Venue: MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: Sat.1 (Germany)
Photo: Team Sauerland Tyron Zeuge 167.6 vs Giovanni De Carolis 166.7 WBA World Super Middleweight Championship Stefan Haertel 167.6 vs …
Photo: KGZ Fougstedt
Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) will face his toughest career test on December 9 when he takes on American heavyweight Eugene Hill (34-1, 22 KOs) in a ten-round contest at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping.
The fighter known as ‘Mean Gene’ represents a significant step up in class for the Sundsvall southpaw. He holds an impressive record of 34 wins including 22 KOs, and will provide a final hurdle for Wallin as he looks to secure a title fight in 2017.
‘’He is definitely the best opponent I’ve faced so far,’’ said Wallin, who is back in action following a unanimous points victory over South African Champion Osborne Machimana on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm. (more…)
Photo: KGZ Fougstedt Otto Wallin (16-0, 11 KOs) will face his toughest career test on December 9 when he takes …
Story & Photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Former bantamweight champion, Joltin’ Jeff Chandler, 60, entered the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night (Nov. 3, 2016), along with fifteen other sports standouts from the Philly area.
Chandler’s eight-year professional boxing career included nearly four years as the 118-pound world champion. Chandler took the crown from Julian Solis by 14th round TKO and went on to make nine successful title defenses. The south Philadelphian was unbeaten for the first seven years of his career and finished in 1984 with an overall record of 33-2-2, 18 KOs. (more…)
Story & Photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Former bantamweight champion, Joltin’ Jeff Chandler, 60, entered the Philadelphia Sports Hall …
By Gabriel F.Cordero
The KO to Drugs Festival, organized by the World Boxing Association, will take place on November 26 at the Polideportivo Presidente Perón in Gonzalez Catan, La Matanza, Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Originally introduced by the late WBA President Gilberto Mendoza in 1990, the The KO to Drugs Festival has been the rite of passage for future world champions such as Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, Ricardo Mayorga, Luis “Nica” Concepcion, Gennady Golovkin, Jorge Linares, Juan Carlos Revecco, Edwin Valero, Leo Gamez and Marcos Maidana among many others.
In the headliner, welterweight Fabian Andres Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs) will face off against Cristian Romero Nestor (16-8-1, 8 KOs). Maidana has had his entire career in the United States since his professional debut on June 21, 2014.
Fabian is the brother of former double World Champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana and was part of the Amateur Argentina team. In 2010 he won the silver medal at the World Junior in Baku, Azerbaijan and won the bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Another prospect who will fight is Brian Carlos Castaño (12-0, 9 KOs) who will be against an opponent yet to be confirmed.
By Gabriel F.Cordero The KO to Drugs Festival, organized by the World Boxing Association, will take place on November 26 …
By Marco Bratusch
WBA World Super middleweight titleholder Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) is ready to defend his belt for the second time tomorrow night at MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandeburg (Germany), against Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) in their highly anticipated rematch. Their first bout ended in majority draw as two judges saw the fight even (114-114) while the third official had Zeuge one point ahead (115-114). It was an interesting and close fight, with Zeuge suffering an arm injury during the late rounds likely losing the edge he had earned on the scorecards yet struggling his way until last bell. As it happened with the previous De Carolis’ rivalry with Vincent Feigenbutz, the entertaining show has brought to a rematch with Zeuge, another young prospect promoted by Sauerland Event.
“I think Zeuge is definitely a skilled and quick boxer. He gets awkward angles, good reflexes and movements, that’s why it was no easy for me to find the right distance at the beginning of our first fight, as normally I do my best against punchers who like to come forward and mix up with me”. De Carolis explains. “However, watching the fight again on video I can confirm that in my opinion I should have been the winner, as the draw was a bit cheap to my performance. I took the center of the ring looking to bring the fight and my punches were more effective than his. Anyway this time I will need to box more smoothly, without looking for the big K.O. and staying focused on my game plan. I had a great training camp and I feel really strong and motivated.” (more…)
By Marco Bratusch WBA World Super middleweight titleholder Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) is ready to defend his belt …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
53 year old trainer Arnulfo Obando remains in a coma in the Hospital Vivian Pellas in Managua, Nicaragua. He suffered a stroke early on Monday and had an operation on Wednesday.
Obando has been the trainer of four-time world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and they have won three world titles together. A source told to fightnews.com about Obando’s health situation “The surgery went well and he remains unconscious in a coma but doctors indicate a positive recovery process.” Obando entered into boxing history by becoming the first local trainer to win a world championship with Nicaraguan boxer Eduardo Ray Marquez in 2003.
By Gabriel F. Cordero 53 year old trainer Arnulfo Obando remains in a coma in the Hospital Vivian Pellas in …
European promotional powerhouse Team Sauerland have agreed a new long term television deal with the Pro7Sat1 Network in Germany. The agreement will see a minimum of 12 shows per annum for a period spanning up to three years.
Freddy Ness, Managing Director of Team Sauerland’s German operations stated: ‘’We’ve been working hard developing new talents in German boxing. This year, we saw amateur world champion Jack Culcay win the WBA Light Middleweight Championship, and this weekend, 24 year-old Tyron Zeuge challenges for the WBA Super Middleweight title. Next year, this deal will give the youngsters a massive platform and keep the momentum going in the search for new stars whilst also giving established names such as Juergen Braehmer and Arthur Abraham the chance to win back their World titles.’’ (more…)
European promotional powerhouse Team Sauerland have agreed a new long term television deal with the Pro7Sat1 Network in Germany. The …
Former 4-time world champion Acelino Freitas reliving one of his title defenses over Zahir Raheem. Freitas is in Corona, California with his nephew Vitor Jones Freitas. Jones Freitas will open up the ShoBox tripleheader tonight against Manuel Mendez live on SHOWTIME beginning at 10:30 PM ET/PT (delayed on West Coast)
Former 4-time world champion Acelino Freitas reliving one of his title defenses over Zahir Raheem. Freitas is in Corona, California …
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Casey Ramos 129.8 vs Andy Vences 129
Raymond Serrano 146.6 vs Alex Saucedo 145.4
Jesse Hart 166.4 vs Andrew Hernández 166.8
Joey Alday 156 vs César Hernández 155.8
Steve Nelson 173.8 vs Reyes Díaz 172.6
Venue: Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Casey Ramos 129.8 vs Andy Vences 129 Raymond Serrano 146.6 vs Alex Saucedo 145.4 …
Photo by Pepe Rodriguez
Mexican Nery “Pantera” Saguilan will face Philippine hard hitting boxer Rosekie Cristobal this Saturday at the Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Rosekie Cristobal is a hard-hitting Filipino fighter with the record consisting of 12 wins including 9 big victories by way of KO with 1 loss. He’s been in Mexico last August to face Marcos Villasana but unfortunately was disqualified due to multiple low blow attempt. That was his first defeat as a pro.
On the other hand, Nery Saguilan is a very tested boxer fought some notable opponents including DeMarcus Corley, Carlos Cardenas and Dante Jardon. He lost in his last 2 fights against Marcos Villasana Jr via UD and Dante Jardon via KO.
Saguilán vs Rosekie will be the main event of the boxing card “AHOME ES LA FUERZA DE SU GENTE” that presents Promociones del Pueblo in asosiation with DeLeon Promotions and will be broadcasted to all México by Televisa Deportes Network.
Photo by Pepe Rodriguez Mexican Nery “Pantera” Saguilan will face Philippine hard hitting boxer Rosekie Cristobal this Saturday at the …
Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime
Taras Shelestyuk 146.5 vs Jimmy Herrera 146.3
Constantin Bejenaru 198.3 vs Steve Bujaj 197.5
Vitor Jones Freitas 134.3 vs Manuel Mendez 135
Venue: Omega Products Event Center in Corona, California
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Taras Shelestyuk 146.5 vs Jimmy Herrera 146.3 Constantin Bejenaru 198.3 vs Steve Bujaj 197.5 Vitor …
Manuel Avila 125.4 vs Jose Ramirez 125.8
Emilio Sanchez 121.4 vs Diuhl Olguin 121.6
Pablo Rubio Jr. 121.6 vs Francisco Dominguez 121.6
Luis Coria 123.8 vs Juan Bryand 125.2
Tenochtitlan Nava 127.6 vs Ricky Vasquez 127.2
Azat Hovhannisyan 127.6 vs Israel Rojas 131
Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV
Manuel Avila 125.4 vs Jose Ramirez 125.8 Emilio Sanchez 121.4 vs Diuhl Olguin 121.6 Pablo Rubio Jr. 121.6 vs Francisco …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is expected to be holding a press conference on Saturday in Las Vegas to announce that WBO#1 Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) will clash with WBO#3 Andy Ruiz Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBO belt on December 10 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Duco Events who promotes Parker sought government funding the the Ruiz vs Parker to be held in New Zealand but that application was later withdrawn. Arum said he was prepared to promote the vacant WBO championship bout in Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Dallas if Duco Events could not promote the bout in New Zealand. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is expected to be holding a press …
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Top Rank held a press conference Thursday with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum introducing the Pacquiao-Vargas undercard. The card will feature three world title fights Nonito Donaire vs Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez vs Hiroshige Osawa and Zou Shiming vs Prasitsak Phaprom. The bout will be this Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Top Rank held a press conference Thursday with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum …
Photo: Lawrence Lustig
Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora had to be separated by security and filming was halted at Sky Sports studios this evening as they faced-off in the ‘Gloves Are Off’ ahead of their WBC World Heavyweight title eliminator at the Manchester Arena on December 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on SHOWTIME in the US.
The bitter London rivals sat face-to-face for 22 tension-filled minutes of filming with Johnny Nelson the man in the middle, before Whyte accused Chisora of ducking a clash with Anthony Joshua – lighting the fuse for the pair to leap to their feet, leading to security stepping in and filming ending.
Whyte and Chisora had earlier come head-to head for their first press conference for their Manchester showdown, and while the pair behaved there was a sense of unease in the air that boiled over as they renewed hostilities at Sky Sports. (more…)
Photo: Lawrence Lustig Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora had to be separated by security and filming was halted at Sky …
One of the biggest and best female fights that can be done at the moment will happen this Saturday (November 5th) in Munich, Germany, when WBC World middleweight champion Kali Reis faces unbeaten WBO champ Christina Hammer.
Hammer and Reis met before in May 2015 when the German successfully defended her WBO title by unanimous decision. However, Reis showed that she can hurt her opponent, knocking Hammer down with a solid hook in the tenth and final round.
After this loss, “KO” Kali Reis traveled to Auckland, New Zealand, in April 2016 to win the vacant WBC World Championship by split decision against Maricela Cornejo. Now the 30-year-old native American is looking to avenge the defeat against Hammer. “I will leave Germany a two-time World Champion”, said Reis after arriving in Munich. “I will keep my WBC title and take the WBO belt home over the other shoulder.”
The 26-year-old Hammer who has won 19 of her 20 pro fights (with one no contest) is at least as confident as her opponent, stating: “I know that Kali is strong but we both know that I am stronger. I have held my title for six years now and I will definitely keep it and add the WBC Championship to my collection. I had my eyes on the Green and Gold belt for a very long time and I am very happy that the unification is finally happening.”
The big show featuring Hammer vs. Reis along with the WBC Silver International Supermiddleweight Championship between Avni Yildirim and Schiller Hyppolite is promoted by Alexander Petkovic (Petko’s Box-Promotion) in association with Ahmet Oner (ARENA) and will be broadcasted live on Pay-Per-View by Sky Germany.
One of the biggest and best female fights that can be done at the moment will happen this Saturday (November …
WBC #4 rated supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim has responded to Schiller Hyppolite’s provocation before their WBC Silver International title fight this Saturday in Munich. Schiller said that he is planning to play with Yildirim and make him his “toy”.
“So, we know that this guy can talk. Let’s see if he can also fight”, says Yildirim. “After making big statements he will have to show what he’s got in the ring. If he thinks that this is a game he came to the wrong place. There is a reason why they say that you cannot play boxing. If he wants to play he should stick to his Barbie dolls. I saw that he is painting his finger nails. I think this guy is in the wrong business, maybe even in the wrong body. I promise that I will not play with him. I will just knock him out. That is what I do. He may not respect me now but he will respect me when he wakes up in hospital. When I’m done with him, it’s game over!”
WBC #4 rated supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim has responded to Schiller Hyppolite’s provocation before their WBC Silver International title fight …
By Bill Dwyre
The Honorable Emmanual Dapridan Pacquiao, freshman senator from the Philippines, pulled up a chair at the end of a long table here the other day and gave the gathered dozens a new look at the state of his union.
Gathered around were the least likely of the media set to deeply comprehend Filipino politics; actually, the least likely to comprehend any politics. We were the semi-couth of the journalism world, aka boxing writers. Our dress code is tennis shoes and, if handy, a clean shirt.
Pacquiao, of course, is the ultimate multi-tasker.
In addition to being one of 24 senators who run the government of the massive country of the Philippines, he is also an eight-division world boxing champion, something not achieved by anybody else. That combination is a bit hard to fathom. Ponder your U.S. Senator squeezing in sessions on the heavy bag between committee meetings on immigration and drug trafficking. Could a young John McCain, even as a tough former military veteran, pull that off? Or, even with the natural edge of semantics and the embrace of headline writers, could Barbara Boxer? (more…)
By Bill Dwyre The Honorable Emmanual Dapridan Pacquiao, freshman senator from the Philippines, pulled up a chair at the end …
This Saturday (November 5th) WBC #4 rated supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim and #7 Schiller Hyppolite collide in Munich for the vacant WBC Silver International Championship.
The winner of this fight will make a giant step toward a possible world title fight next year. Hyppolite who has Haitian roots and fights out of Montreal, Canada, showed great confidence after arriving in Germany and proved that his first name was given to him for a reason.
Like Friedrich Schiller, one of the greatest German poets and philosophers in the 18th century, the Canadian Schiller is also very good with words.
“I can’t wait to meet Mr. Yildirim”, said Hyppolite. “It’s gonna be a really good fight. I will have really nice fun with him. I’m gonna play with him. He’s gonna be my toy.”
Yildirim vs. Hyppolite is the main event of a big card promoted by Ahmet Oner (ARENA) in association with Alexander Petkovic (Petko’s Box-Promotion) which also features the Female Middleweight Unification bout between WBO Champion Christina Hammer and WBC Champ Kali Reis.
Sky Germany will broadcast the event live on Pay-Per-View.
This Saturday (November 5th) WBC #4 rated supermiddleweight contender Avni Yildirim and #7 Schiller Hyppolite collide in Munich for the …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
WBA #5 Lucas ” Big Daddy” Browne is looking forward to challenging WBA #8
Shannon Briggs for the vacant WBA regular title before December 31 and also mentions WBA #6 David Haye has avoided Briggs and the Briggs vs. Browne WBA title bout could happen in Australia, the USA, England or China.
“Just in regards to the UK fans, it’s good that I can actually fight someone like Shannon Briggs that David Haye has avoided,” said Browne. “I know that David Haye said that if he did fight on his undercard and win, then he would fight him. I believe he has ducked him because he’s too dangerous, but here I am fighting Shannon Briggs now.
“From my point of view, I think it’s going to be an all-out war, two big boys, ready to bang and stand there, to give the crowd a good fight. As far as I’m aware, it has to be before December 31. Other than that, it’s all up in the air. Obviously it’s the first day. I would love to have it here in Australia. I’ve been speaking to Shannon as well and he has no problem with coming to Australia. The only thing obviously is the money value. We need someone to come across with some dollars to back it up. There still is the chance of it going to America, possibly UK, even China. There are a few options there.”
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBA #5 Lucas ” Big Daddy” Browne is looking forward to challenging WBA …
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
Unbeaten WBO #10 Hiroki Okada (14-0, 10 KOs), 141, retained his Japanese 140-pound belt as he had a tough time coping with Valentine Hosokawa (20-6-3, 9 KOs), 139.5, but kept outjabbing and outscoring the game challenger to win a unanimous nod (98-92 twice, 99-91) in ten gory rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
Okada made a good start, utilizing faster jabs to the onrushing opponent. Hosokawa, making his third attempt to win the belt, turned loose to pin the champ to the ropes with busy but less accurate combinations to the face and midsection. Okada sustained a gash over the left eyebrow in round four, and it became worsened as the contest progressed. Valentine, who also had a cut caused by the champ’s punches, accelerated his attack and kept stalking the fast footworker in the sixth and seventh, but Hiroki retaliated with more effective combos down the stretch.
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO #10 Hiroki Okada (14-0, 10 KOs), 141, retained his Japanese 140-pound …
Hard hitting heavyweight contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (23–1–0) will face Argentinian veteran Gonzalo Omar Basile (68–11–0) in a 12 round fight at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland on December 17th. 32 years old Helenius, who suffered his first defeat against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas in April, returned to the ring with a bang in September as he destroyed Kazakh-born Konstantin Airich (23–17–2) in one round. Now he is fighting his way back to the top level once more.
“My main goal is to win the world championship, of course,” said the determined Finn in press conference held in Helsinki, Finland.
The event, titled “All In”, will also host three championship fights, as Edis Tatli defends his EBU lightweight belt, women’s WBC super featherweight world champion Eva Wahlström puts her title on the line and hot prospect Niklas Räsänen aims to claim the EU super middleweight crown. All three fighters hail from Finland. (more…)
Hard hitting heavyweight contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (23–1–0) will face Argentinian veteran Gonzalo Omar Basile (68–11–0) in a …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
“This is like the screenplay from a “Rocky” movie. Hard working, tough as nails brawler gets his chance on the world stage,” says Tomek Turkowski, manager of Norbert “Noras” Dabrowski (19-5, 7 KO), who accepted a clash against #1 WBC rated Eleider Alvarez (20-0, 10 KO) at the Casino de Montreal on December 10. Alvarez- Dabrowski will be the 50th event presented by GYM at the Montreal Casino. “Alvarez is a world-class fighter, but there’s only winning on my mind. Hard work doesn’t scare me. No matter what the outcome, fans will see 100 percent effort, the best I can be in Montral” – said Dabrowski, when talking to polsatsport.pl.
By Przemek Garczarczyk “This is like the screenplay from a “Rocky” movie. Hard working, tough as nails brawler gets his …
Former multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas faced off at the final press conference before their PPV showdown on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao: I thought I wouldn’t see you again, but now I’m here to continue my journey and all I can say for this fight is I respect Vargas and his team, how dedicated they are. I feel what he’s feeling right now because I’ve been there when I was 27 years old, 28 years old, and how hungry I was. What I’m thinking when I prepared for this fight was I have to make sure I’m in condition, work hard even though I’m working in the office. It’s not easy being a senator working in the office and being a boxer while you’re training. It’s hard, but it’s a good thing when you are happy and enjoying it.
Jessie Vargas: I had a great training camp. This has been my best to date. I’m very happy with my team, they’re bringing out the best in me. I said before my last fight and we’re planning on outdoing that performance. We’re looking stronger, faster, we’ve over-exceeded every aspect in training when it comes to speed, power, intelligence in the ring, ring savvy. We have a strong hook, we have a strong right, either way. If he wants to sneak over to the right we’ll catch him there, if he wants to sneak over to the left we’ll get him there. So we’re ready. I can’t be any more ready than this.
Former multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas faced off at the final press conference before …
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Yesterday, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) held an open workout for members of the media in advance of his upcoming “Pound For Pound” showdown on November 19 against Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. Also in attendance were Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) who will take on James “The King” De La Rosa (23-4, 13 KOs) for the WBA Continental Americas Middleweight Title and Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) who will face Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) for the NABF Light Heavyweight Title on the Kovalev-Ward HBO Pay-Per-View telecast.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev: “I’m excited and everything is going good. I’m waiting for this day, November 19, and I am ready to fight.”
“I don’t have anything personal about him (Ward). I should to win this fight, I only have to prove (to) myself who I am. I am fighting for me first of all, and after this really for boxing fans. This is my boxing career since 11 years old and right now Andre Ward (is) in my way. And he wants to get my titles but I’m still alive.” (more…)
Photos: Craig Bennett/Main Events Yesterday, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) held …
Undefeated cruiserweight Steve “Superman” Bujaj (16-0-1, 11 KOs), of Westchester, N.Y., chimes in before his important 10-round bout with fellow unbeaten Constantin Bejenaru (11-0, 3 KOs, 0-1-1 in the World Series of Boxing), of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the middle match of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader this Friday, Nov. 4, from the Omega Products Event Center in Corona, Calif.
Here is What Bujaj said:
What do you know about Bejenaru and what are your thoughts going in?
“I know he’s undefeated, 11-0 and a lefty, but I don’t believe he’s on my level. I think I’m a different class fighter and will be able to show it on Friday.”
What kind of fight do you expect?
“I don’t really have any expectations. When I get in there, I make my adjustments, and then I start breaking him down.”
Undefeated cruiserweight Steve “Superman” Bujaj (16-0-1, 11 KOs), of Westchester, N.Y., chimes in before his important 10-round bout with fellow …
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WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 32-0, 18 KOs, continued preparations for his 10-round non-title bout against Samuel Vargas, 25-2-1, 13 KOs, with an open media workout at his DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Garcia, the former unified 140-pound champion, won the WBC belt at 147 pounds in January, and looks forward to a unification fight with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman early next year.
That big fight loomed heavy over the media workout, with most of the press focused on the proposed anticipated March 4th match. However, Garcia must first tackle Vargas, a tough Canada-based Columbian fighter who is trained by Philadelphian Billy Briscoe. It will be Garcia’s first hometown fight since 2010.
Despite clearly having Thurman on his mind too, Garcia sounded ready to put first thing’s first and keep his sights fixed on Vargas.
“I’ve got tunnel vision,” Garcia said. “In this sport, you can’t overlook nobody. So, my job is to handle business on November 12th first. And then we can talk about Thurman.” (more…)
Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb / dcobbjr.com WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 32-0, 18 KOs, …