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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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UFC

UFC 177 Main Card Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Sacramento this weekend with one of the biggest rematches of 2014 headlining the card as Team Alpha Male’s T.J. Dillashaw looks to successfully defend his bantamweight title for the first time against the man he took it from, Renan Barao . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 27th, 2014



Boxing News

Zhakiyanov faces Edisherashvili Sept 10

Bantamweight powerhouse Zhanat Zhakiyanov will face Georgia’s unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili at the Moulin Rouge Club in Minsk, Belarus on September 10. Zhakiyanov is the reigning European champion but will this time contest the WBC’s vacant EPBC crown. As he is already ranked at number two in the world, victory should push the Kazakhstani puncher closer to a clash with current WBC ruler Shinsuke Yamanaka.

“As Zhanat is so close to a world title fight we could have looked for an easier fight that this, but I think he performs at his best when he’s given a test,” said Zhakiyanov’s trainer and promoter Ricky Hatton. “Although this Georgian might not be very well known, he’s unbeaten in seven fights and anyone who doesn’t know how to lose is always dangerous.”



August 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Daniel Dawson reviews his bout with Austin Trout

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 light middleweight Daniel “The Rock” Dawson talks to Fightnews about his exciting ten round bout with former WBA 154-pound champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout, which he lost on points at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula, California last Friday. Dawson dropped the former world champion twice in round three with right hand bombs, but was dropped himself in round eight. Dawson suffered an injured leg during the bout.

“Fantastic match and my team and I felt we put together some great moments before tearing my calf in the fifth and the even worse in the seventh,” Dawson said. “Bit of an uphill struggle in the second half of the fight with only one leg but it has actually boosted my career and profile in Australia and the USA.” (more…)



August 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Yes Floyd Mayweather can read

By Kelly Swanson

I have worked with Floyd Mayweather since 2005 and feel it is only right that I come to his defense. The unfair reports that Floyd cannot read, which have been posted on social media by various individuals and reported by certain media outlets, are simply not true. The proof is in the pudding. This video that was recorded by Floyd for promotional purposes (which included taping a spot for a CBS College Football game and a spot promoting his fight against Marcos Maidana). I believe it is extremely unfair for people to make claims against others that are unfounded and hence, filled with malice. Help me right this wrong and report “the rest of this story” with these facts.



August 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton promises a “mega” encounter against Kiko Martinez. More

Leonard Ellerbe brushes off the Mayweather Promotions critics. More

Sugar Ray Leonard talks Mayweather-Maidana 2. More

The Pacquiao Roadshow: More



August 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Jermain Taylor arrested in shooting incident

Former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested after alleged involvement in the shooting of a man identified as his cousin. The shooting took place at Taylor’s home in Maumelle, Arkansas. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor was charged with first degree domestic battering and aggravated assault and is currently being held without bond. Details are sketchy, but according to Arkansas Online, the cousin has been hospitalized in serious condition after being found at a nearby variety store.

Taylor is currently scheduled to challenge IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman on October 8 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, but these developments seemingly put that fight in jeopardy.



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Shannon Briggs ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Huck-Larghetti officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, August 30, in the 13th title defense of the cruiserweight champion Marco Huck against Mirko Larghetti, to be held at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, in a Sauerland Event presentation. For this fight, when Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will defend his belt versus Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs), who is the #12 ranked, the referee will be Jack Reiss (USA). Judges are William Lerch (USA), Carlos Ortiz Jr. (USA), and Alfredo Polanco (Mexico). The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Handelaar.



August 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC Statement Regarding Judging at UFC Fight Night Macao

After an internal review, the UFC organization announced today that a breach of its independent regulatory protocol occurred on Saturday night during UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Maidana rips into Floyd: Don’t be a little b*tch

Former world champion Marcos Maidana ripped into current WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather during an international media conference call in advance of their PPV title clash on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Marcos Maidana: For the second fight he can come out differently, have a different game plan. I’m not gonna change. I’m gonna come and I’m gonna put the pressure on and I’m going to try to force him to fight. I’m hoping that he doesn’t start running like a little b*tch all over the ring.

The way to counter his defense moves, the shoulder rolls, and the arms and all that is I’m going to hit him there. I’m gonna hit him in the shoulder, I’m gonna hit him in the arms, and come the eighth or ninth rounds he’s going to be so tired from all the punches that he’s not going to be able to defend himself anymore.

I’m preparing for anything. I hope that he stands and fights but if he’s going to run like a little b*tch, I’m going to have to chase him.

It doesn’t bother me [that Floyd thinks he's a dirty fighter]. There’s things he does in there, as well. It’s better for him to stop crying and just fight.

I’m going to do my job. I’m going to come and fight. I want him to come and fight. To stand and fight like a man. Don’t be a little b*tch like a woman running around. Fight like a man. Stand and fight like a man!



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Huck: I will make spaghetti out of Larghetti

Photo: Gerry Weber World

WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) and challenger Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) met in the final press conference before their fight this Saturday at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany.

During the presser, Marco Huck told the media “I am not tired to repeat myself – I will make spaghetti out of Larghetti! Listen good to me Salvatore, I will break your fighter to pieces. Mirko Larghetti is still unbeaten and therefore he has a certain kind of self-confidence. But come August 30 it will be gone as he is about to witness that I am in a complete different class. Regarding all my future plans I can just say that I am currently focused on the fight this Saturday and you may well ask me on Sunday about them.”

Mirko Larghetti stated “The better man is going to win. I am well prepared and thankful for this chance. On Saturday, I will make my dream come true and become the WBO Cruiserweight World Champion.” (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight Promoter University Announces 10th Anniversary Session

Roy Englebrecht has announced that his 10th session of Fight Promoter University which will feature back-to-back Fight Club OC shows. Set for December 3rd-6th, FPU X will be a day longer and now with the two shows all FPU students will be able to work both shows and get twice the hands on experience. “What a way to end 2014 so that future or current fight promoters can get the knowledge and hands on experience in the fight promotions business that they need to be successful,” said FPU founder Englebrecht. “Two great shows for students to work and observe what it takes to put on a quality fight show.” (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: WBO President Paco Valcarcel

Photo: David Finger

Photo: David Finger

By David Finger

For over 18 years, WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel took a very different approach to boxing than many other people in the sport of boxing. He was very much a “fly under the radar” sort of executive and through his management the WBO seemed keen on avoiding the controversy and the scandals that at times plagued the sport, with the WBO even sporting an undefeated record in litigation over the course of over 25 years. The WBO President didn’t seem like the type to relish the spotlight or to point fingers, which makes this year so…interesting.

It may not capture the same amount of attention as Floyd Mayweather’s very public feud with rapper 50 Cent, but a recent war of words has emerged between the WBO and the other sanctioning organizations (in particular the WBC) that has many boxing insiders wondering if the status quo has just been shot out of the water. Valcarcel is no longer content to sit back and take the quiet approach: he is making it abundantly clear what he thinks about the proliferation of champions and championship belts in the WBA and WBC and he is taking to social media to make his case.

It all started in June, when the WBC hosted a Boxing Summit in Cancun, a rare opportunity for the presidents of all of the sanctioning organizations to come together to discuss several proposed changes in the sport, including things like PED testing and the standardization of division names. Notably absent was Valcarcel, who then went on social media to vent his frustration over something that wasn’t up for discussion: the proliferation of lesser belts like the WBC Silver Championship belt. (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana 2 PPV to start an hour earlier than standard time

In an innovative move, Showtime Sports, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions have scheduled the “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” pay-per-view event to start at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT instead of the traditional 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

“Pay-per-view boxing events have changed, and we think it’s time the scheduling changed too,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Showtime Sports. “Along with our partners at Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, we have been presenting compelling four-fight cards with multiple 12-round world championship bouts. As a result, we’ve seen the start of the main event coming later and later into the night which is not an ideal viewing experience for viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones. No other major sport makes a significant portion of their audiences wait until well past midnight for the peak of the event. Showtime PPV will no longer be one of the exceptions.” (more…)



August 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC kicks off ticket sales for UFC 180

The UFC® was in Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM, and unveil several of the fighters and bouts slated for the Saturday, November 15 event at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Kubrat Pulev: I am trying to keep calm

By Ognian Georgiev/Bulgaria Today

IBF official heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (20, 11 KOs) wasn’t the happiest man on earth when he learned about Wladimir Klitschko’s (62-3, 52 KOs) injury. The WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion suffered torn muscle fibre in his left biceps during a Friday training session. The fight, set for September 6 at O2 World in Hamburg, Germany, will be postponed until November. “God sees and doesn’t forget,” Pulev was quoted by Bulgarian newspaper Presa. “I am trying to keep calm and to keep the good manners. I was ready and couldn’t wait for the fight. Now I will clench my teeth, because there isn’t a force to stop me finishing what I started.”

Pulev’s promoter Sauerland rejected the speculation in some medias about a possible repeat of the Wladimir Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora saga at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011. The Ukrainian pulled out of the scheduled world championships bout just three days before the event. The fight was rescheduled for a new date, but later was canceled. (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Petalcorin KOs Tello to win WBA interim belt

Filipino light flyweight Randy Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Panamanian Walter Tello (20-8, 8 KOs) to claim the WBA interim light flyweight title on Tuesday night at the Mercedes Benz Arena, Shanghai. Petalcorin dominated the fight and dropped Tello twice in the seventh to end it. The Australia Combat Sports Unit registered boxer and Australia top rated Petalcorin won every round on the scorecards.

“Randy stepped up tonight to KO Tello in seven rounds and he has the talent and ability to be the premier boxer in the light flyweight division,” said Manager Peter Maniatis.

Manny Pacquiao was ringside for the Top Rank-promoted card along with Freddie Roach and Bob Arum and everyone agreed that a new star is born for world boxing with the 22-year-old Petalcorin, who could make his first defense on the Pacquiao-Algieri undercard in Macau come November.



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Quigg opponent named

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Stephane Jamoye at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13. The former European Bantamweight champion has a fine recent record against British opposition, claiming the Euro strap with an eighth round KO against Lee Haskins in December 2012 in his native Belgium and then defended the belt against Ashley Sexton three months later.

Jamoye, 24, will be in his second World title fight this year having travelled to Osaka to face Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka for the WBC Bantamweight title and has mixed in World class company, dropping a controversial decision to current World champions Tomoki Kameda and Leo Santa Cruz earlier in his career.

Quigg’s clash with Jamoye tops an action-packed bill in Manchester, with Anthony Crolla defending his WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title against Gamaliel Diaz and Olympic gold medal hero Anthony Joshua MBE hunting an eighth KO win in the Heavyweight division.



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Warrington-Dieli clash for Euro featherweight belt

Josh Warrington will tackle Davide Dieli for the vacant European Featherweight title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on October 4. Unbeaten Leeds star Warrington can add the belt to his British and Commonwealth strap after Lee Selby vacated the belt after he secured an eliminator for the IBF World title, with Italian Dieli having designs on the belt himself having held the EU title in 2012. Warrington’s clash with the 35 year old tops a bill with former two-weight World champion Ricky Burns back in action, Light Middleweight World title challenger Brian Rose and Liverpool’s Super Middleweight star Callum Smith.



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview with Lamon Brewster, part 2

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today

In the part one of Lamon Brewster’s interview, the former World heavyweight champion explained how he beat Wladimir Klitschko 10 years ago and why he looked in not such good shape for their second fight. Here is the second part of our talk with the American KO artist.

How do you rate the chances of Kubrat Pulev to beat Wladimir Klitschko? (Note: the Klitschko-Pulev fight has been postponed until a date to be named due to a biceps injury suffered by Klitschko)

I have to totally honest, because I didn’t see enough fights of Pulev. I don’t want to take something away from the challenger. Or to discredit Wladimir Klitschko for all the years he is giving us great fights. I can’t say that this new guy, who never fought the caliber of fighters, that Klitschko faced over years, will win. Or Wladimir is going to win. I am not sure how good Pulev is and what he will bring to the table. (more…)



August 26th, 2014

UFC

TUF Latin America – Episode 1 Preview

The newest international version of The Ultimate Fighter will debut this week, as TUF Latin America comes to UFC FIGHT PASS with 16 of the best competitors from Mexico and Latin America squaring off while coaches Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum lead these teams of featherweights and bantamweights through the toughest tournament in sports . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Algieri Shanghai Presser Pics

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri net again during the Shanghai press conference Tuesday on ‘Day Two’ of their worldwide media tour to announce their upcoming World Welterweight title fight.

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August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Jürgen Brähmer: Carl Froch is clearly looking for a big fight – so I’ll drop to super-middleweight class and come to England

WBA light heavyweight world champion Jürgen Brähmer can’t wait to get in the ring for a super-duel against Britain’s Carl Froch. The current IBF super-middleweight world champion recently announced he is only interested in a really big fight – now Jürgen Brähmer, a famous name on the boxing scene known around the world, is challenging the Brit to a bout. The former WBO and current WBA world champion in the light-heavyweight class intends to defend his title and is even prepared to drop a weight class for the duel.

“If Froch is worried he doesn’t stand a chance of taking my title in my weight class, I’ll drop a division or we’ll agree a catchweight,” says Brähmer. (more…)



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about Gennady Golovkin and says Carl Froch and Andre Ward could possibly defeat GGG. Geale also thinks fights between Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs and also Peter Quilin would be interesting bouts. He also says he will be back in action soon.



August 26th, 2014




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