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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

Cardenas in Laredo, waiting for Baby Bull

Photo: Pete Susens

Carlos Cardenas arrives in Laredo with trainer Cuitlahuac Maldonado for his ten round bout Saturday at The Laredo Energy Arena. Cardenas will meet former World Champion Juan Diaz of Houston in the main event.

Cardenas, 20-8-1, 14 KOs is coming off a five round knockout over Carlos Lopez while Diaz, Houston’s Baby Bull, 39-4, 19 KOs, is riding his own four fight winning streak that includes victories over tough journeymen Geraldo Robles and Juan Santiago.

The card showcases seven undefeated fighters including welterweight contender Brad Soloman 22-0, 8 KOs, undefeated Oklahoma youngster Alex Saucedo, 13-0, 9 KOs, lightweight Casey Ramos, 16-0, 5 KOs, San Antonio’s Ivan Najera 14-0, 8 KOs and former Olympic Gold Medalist Egor Mekhontsev, 4-0, 4 KOs of Russia. Two local undefeated boxers, Juan Bryand, 1-0 and Irving Tapia, 3-0, round out the card. (more…)



September 1st, 2014



Boxing News

Full Report: Garcia-Gallo

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A warm night near the ocean in Del Mar, CA, was the host for Jorge Marron Productions in association with Paco Presents and A&T Gym’s “Battle in the Saddle” inside the Paddock area of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Along with the five professional bouts, a special attraction exhibition fight between horse racing jockeys Elvis “Heartbreak” Trujillo and Corey “Knockout” Nakatani headlined the night. Judged by fans picked out the crowd, Panama’s Elvis Trujillo won an entertaining three rounder via unanimous decision and even dropped the Nakatani in the third round with a straight right.

In the main event of the pro boxing card, Ruben Garcia (11-0, 5KOs) of Mexico City was awarded a controversial unanimous decision over Javier Gallo (29-10-1, 12KOs) of Buena Park, CA, by way of Tijuana over a super bantamweight six rounds. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing Result

Western Alliance 14: Full Report

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

In the main event Nathaniel May claimed the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Featherweight Title with an impressive unanimous points victory over James Mokoginta.

The 19 year old May, was quicker and used slick movement throughout the fight. However May was lucky not to be disqualified in round 8 when retaliating to a low blow he received from Mokoginta. May took some time to recover, but upon resumption seemed to deliberately hit Mokoginta with a low blow that had his opponent on the canvas in a spot of bother. May received a warning from experienced referee Gary Ingraham and after Mokoginta was given time to recover, the fight continued, where May cruised to his point’s victory. Judges scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 97-93.

This boxing event at the WA Italian Club in North Perth last night, but it was really all about one special little girl. The Perth boxing community came together and got behind a worthy cause at Western Alliance 14 – “Fighting For Kira”. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from South Korea

By Victor Lee
Photos: Aaron Jang

In a ten-round non-title super bantamweight main event, current WBC World Youth super bantamweight champion Yeajoon Kim (9-1-2, 4 KOs) took on Thai journeyman Susu Sithjadaeng (7-5, 2 KOs). Kim, one of the few glimmers on the desolate horizon of professional boxing in South Korea, has two nicknames: “Pacquiweather” and “Troublemaker.” The first comes from his impetus to fuse the best aspects of both the would-be Sarangeti Senator and Money Team Magnate. The second derives from his habit of arriving at the scales overweight.

“Pacquiweather” Kim captured the WBC World Youth super bantamweight title in Kanazawa, Japan in April against local Akihiro Matsumoto in an impressive come-from-behind TKOs 9 stoppage. Today’s bout was originally scheduled to be Kim’s first title defense, but that plan had to be scrapped due to various problems between the KBC (Korean Boxing Commission) and recently established KBF (Korean Boxing Federation), under whose auspices this promotion took place. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

UFC

TUF Latin America – Episode 2 Preview

It was very clear from the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America that the divide between the two teams living in the house this season may be wider than any cast in the history of the show. It’s quite common for the international versions of the series to feature the most hostile relationships as home country pride goes on the line, and it’s also natural for the fighters on each team to stick with the guys from their native land . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Broner back in action Saturday

Photo: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Photo: Mark Zerof – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy


Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner will return to his hometown arena following a two-year absence to headline a SHOWTIME Boxing event on Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner will face Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor in a 12-round super lightweight bout.

“It’s always good to fight at home,” said Broner, who, in his last bout at U.S. Bank Arena in July 2012 stopped Vicente Escobedo in five rounds. “It’s overdue. I will not disappoint my Cincinnati fans. I’ll make sure to put up a good show for them. Taylor is a young, talented fighter, but he’s not ready to solve this ‘Problem.'”



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, is getting set for his next fight when he takes on fellow Mexican Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs). Saturday September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Fightnews.com caught up with Santa Cruz at his training camp headquarters the Who’s Next Boxing Gym in Industry, California working with his father and trainer Jose Santa Cruz alongside with his brothers former WBC lightweight champion Jose Armando and former lightweight Roberto Santa Cruz. The champ spoke to us about his upcoming fight and training camp.

“I feel good. I started training camp a month ago. I was in the gym training lightly so we are training hard already,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com.

His father and trainer Jose Santa Cruz added, “Leo is ready now. If the fight were to take place tomorrow he would be ready.” (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Frampton says he “can see the hate in Martinez’ eyes”

By James Slater

A lot has happened to super-bantamweights Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez since their exciting February 2013 meeting that was won by Frampton. Spaniard Martinez bounced back from the 9th-round stoppage loss he suffered at the hands of the unbeaten star from Belfast, winning the IBF crown that will be on the line on Saturday night.

Frampton has grown and grown, winning all 18 of his pro bouts, two of these wins coming after the win over Martinez; while Martinez, the older man by a year at age 27, has won four in a row since being stopped for the only time in his career. And with so much on the line in the rematch – a world title, revenge for Martinez and the futures of both men – fans can expect a memorable, perhaps savage fight at the purpose-built arena at The Titanic Quarter in Northern Ireland.

Speaking with Ben Dirs of BBC Sport, Frampton said he “can see the hate” in the eyes of the reigning IBF champion. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

WBF Executive Board Meeting Notes

At the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Executive Board Meeting this past weekend held in Cologne, Germany, WBF President Howard Goldberg of South Africa and WBF Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz of Germany were re-elected for a second five-year term in office. In addition, WBF Executive Committee Chairman Torben Seemann Hansen of Denmark was voted in as second Vice President alongside Nartz. (more…)



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri tour heading to New York. More

Las Vegas coverage of Medina-Love. More

Freddie Roach compares Chris Algieri to Oscar De La Hoya. More

Nicholas Walters gears up for Nonito Donaire. More



September 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers vs. Nationals game on Monday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Pacquiao, who performed the same duty at AT&T Park in San Francisco before Friday’s Giants-Brewers game, will be pitching on just two days rest.

Canelo Alvarez will be making an appearance today in San Antonio at 1:50PM at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the People En Espanol Festival.

Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse, Andre Berto and others appearing on Saturday’s big fight card in Cincinnati, Ohio, will appear at a public workout on Wednesday from 11:30AM to 2PM at the Fountain Square Plaza (520 Vine Street).



August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Szili stops Zemski for UBF belt

Middleweight Istvan “The Prince” Szili (18-0-2, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage of Matthias Zemski (13-2, 3 KOs) on Saturday night to claim the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world championship at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. After the bout, Szili, who already holds a win over Amir Khan (the one from Germany, not to be confused with the British world champion Amir Khan in the welterweight division), stated “I want GGG, Cotto, etc. I am honestly I am ready for all challenges. I never turn down any fight nor ever will. America I am coming.”



August 31st, 2014

UFC

UFC 177 Post-Fight

Five fighters joined the UFC president Dana White at the UFC 177 post-fight press conference: Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros, Bethe Correia, Tony Ferguson, and UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Porky Medina Speaks

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME


By Karl Freitag

“I knew in the beginning that he was going to box so I was focused on cutting off the ring and applying pressure at all time,” a jubilant Porky Medina said after knocking out previously unbeaten, world-ranked J’Leon Love in the third round on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

“I was very surprised the fight ended like it did when it did,” continued Medina. “I expected to win but not in this kind of explosive fashion this early in the fight…I would love to fight next for the WBC title against champion Anthony Dirrell.”

Love was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for observation. He left on his own recognizance.

It was one of the upsets of the year. The 16:1 favorite Love was unbeaten and headed toward a world title shot while Medina entered a loser in three of his last four bouts. Not even Medina expected an ending like that.



August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Ali Raymi stops Maz again, but KO1 streak ends

Unbeaten mini-flyweight contender Ali Raymi (22-0, 22 KOs) heard the first round bell sound for the first time in his career on Saturday night at the 22 May Sports Stadium in Sanaa, Yemen. Raymi, who scored a record 21 straight first round knockouts to begin his career, won by seventh round TKO over Prince Maz (8-2, 6 KOs) in a rematch of their clash in July.



August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Parejo wins WBA interim bantam title

By Robert Coster

In Caracas, Venezuela, local hero Yonfrez Parejo (16-1-1, 7 KOs) won the vacant WBA interim bantamweight title with an 11th round TKO over Luis Hinojosa (25-8, 15 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Parejo dominated the game but outclassed visitor with persistent and effective body punches which took their toll on Hinojosa who fell on his knees to the canvas and prompted the referee to stop the action. Parejo thus becomes the fourth boxer from Venezuela to win a WBA interim belt.



August 31st, 2014

UFC

UFC 177 Main: Dillashaw Stops Soto in Five

After scoring the biggest upset of 2014 by beating Renan Barao in May, TJ Dillashaw could have been the victim of the biggest upset of all-time Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but the UFC bantamweight champion made the best of an awkward situation as he retained his crown with a fifth-round knockout of late replacement Joe Soto . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight Anuar Salas (14-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico. Sanchez dropped Salas near the end of round five and the bout was waved off.

Other results:
Luis “Pantera” Nery W8 Victor Mendez (bantamweight)
Rodrigo García TKO3 Rey Martinez (welterweight)
Gilberto Parra TKO1 Abraham Ramos (mini-flyweight)

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August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over previously undefeated WBA #8, WBO #10, WBC #11 rated contender J’Leon Love (18-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. A left hook dropped Love on his face. Time was :39. Love was about a -1600 favorite entering the bout.

WBC #9 super middleweight Badou Jack 17-1-1, 11 KOs) outboxed Jason Escalera (15-3-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds to win by scores of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Workmanlike win for Jack, who was coming off a KO loss to Derek Edwards in his previous fight.

Unbeaten super middleweight Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril moved to 10-0 with 8 KOs with a seventh round TKO over Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs). Gavril dropped Falowo in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in round seven. Time was 2:14.

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August 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Lopez, Gonzalez, Manzanarez triumph in Cancun

Welterweight Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (25-3, 21 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Fernando Torres (18-5-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gran Oasis Arena in Cancun, Mexico. Lopez dropped Torres at the end of round ten and the bout was waved off. It was a one-sided fight in which Torres was deducted two points for holding.

Lightweight Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (23-3, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Jeffrey Fontanez (15-0, 11 KOs). Gonzales dropped Fontanez in round four and twice in round five to end it.

Lightweight Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (28-1, 24 KOs) won by TKO when Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo (40-12-1, 26 KOs) didn’t come out for round four.



August 30th, 2014

UFC

UFC 177 Prelims: Brunson Shuts Larkin Down And Out

It was a shutout win for middleweight prospect Derek Brunson in UFC 177 preliminary action at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento Saturday, as he used his wrestling to dominate his three-round middleweight bout against Lorenz Larkin and take home a unanimous decision . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Souza vs. Mousasi is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 30th, 2014

Boxing Result

Kambosos dethrones Toomey

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Aussie 135-pounder George Kambosos Jr (6-0, 3 KOs) clearly outscored Robert Toomey (13-9, 6 KOs) over ten rounds to capture the national title at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Kambosos outworked Toomey as he consistently connected with accurate head and body shots. The experienced Toomey was never in danger of being stopped but suffered facial injuries at the conclusion of the contest to lose by scores Brad Griffith 99-91, Ray Wheatley 99-91, Ray Reed 97-93. (more…)



August 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make their ‘Grand Arrival’ at The Venetian Las Vegas on ‘Day Six’ of their worldwide media tour.

Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., are on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. (more…)



August 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Huck retains WBO title for 13th time

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Mirko Larghetti (21-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Huck retained his title for the 13th time, equalling the cruiserweight mark of Johnny Nelson, who was looking on with distain at ringside. Huck pressed the action the whole fight, but just when it looked like the very tough Larghetti would go the distance, Huck laid him out with a vicious barrage of punches as the final bell sounded. Referee Jack Reiss ruled that the KO punch landed before the final bell but Larghetti went down after the bell so there was no count and the bout went to the scorecards where Huck won 116-112, 116-112, 118-110.



August 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boytsov wins comeback fight

Heavyweight Denis Boytsov (34-1, 26 KOs) returned from his loss to Alex Leapai to win a ten round unanimous decision over Timur Musafarov (6-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Boytsov dominated early, then tired and Musafarov came on in the later rounds. Scores were 95-94, 98-91, 97-93. Musafarov was deducted a point for a headbutt, costing him a draw on one card.

Super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (15-1, 14 KOs) annihilated Slavisa Simeunovic (14-9, 12 KOs) in the first round. Feigenbutz dropped Simeunovic twice and the bout was waved off after Feigenbutz battered Simeunovic further.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (15-0, 5 KOs) won when Giuseppe Brischetto (12-2, 6 KOs) didn’t come out for round eight.

Other results:
Marko Nikolic W4 Peter Hegyes (cruiserweight)
Besar Nimani TKO5 Ferenc Albert (light heavyweight)
Otto Wallin TKO4 Maksym Pedyura (heavyweight)
Murat Gassiev TKO4 Leon Harth (cruiserweight)



August 30th, 2014




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