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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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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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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

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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

Boxing News

Interview: Graham Shaw

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Daniel Geale’s trainer Graham Shaw talks to Fightnews to say Gennady Golovikin is the best middleweight in the world but understands why Miguel Cotto is a higher money earner and also mentions that Daniel Jacob and Peter Quilin cannot defeat GGG.



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri displays “power stones”

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri never walks alone – he wears his precious stones for power, strength, wisdom and to ward off bad vibes. Algieri, posing with trainer Tim Lane (L), is on ‘Day Two’ of his worldwide tour with superstar Manny Pacquiao.

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.

Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9PM ET / 6PM PT.

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August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

More on Wladmir Klitschko’s injury/title fight postponement: More

Kiko Martinez says he’s ready for Carl Frampton. More

Chris Algieri reaches for the star with opportunity to fight Manny Pacquiao. More

Boxing great Azumah Nelson returns to Australia. More



August 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Petalcorin ready for Tello

Everything is set for the WBA light flyweight showdown between Randy Petalcorin and Walter Tello will take place Tuesday night at the 18,000 capacity Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai. “Petalcorin came in 105.6 pounds that is close to three pounds under the limit and he was eating all the food he likes,” said Petalcorin’s manager Peter Maniatis. “Team Petalcorin has worked hard for this moment and Randy has the skills and power to blow Tello out of the water if he handles the big stage but saying that, Petalcorin has not faced anyone like Tello before in 23 bouts.

“I was talking to matchmaker Sean Gibbons and I told him we’ll find out more about Petalcorin than Tello tonight in Shanghai,” added Maniatis.



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine vs. Rabchenko on Nov 12

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs) returns ring action against WBC #2, IBF #3, WBA #5 Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) on November 12 for the WBC Silver light middleweight title at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The 39-year-old Mundine is coming off a twelve round points loss to former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in April. Rabchenko, 28, who was born and resides in Belarus, is coming off a twelve round points win over Bradley Price. Rabchenko is managed by Ricky Hatton Promotions.



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight To Educate lineup announced

Junior middleweight knockout artist Chris Giilbert (11-1, 9 KOs) will headline the 13th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am boxing event, Thursday night, September 18 at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Matrix Aerospace, is a unique charity event that combines a love of boxing with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need who without fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 12 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $750,000 in donations benefiting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.

This year’s attending Boxing Legends include former world middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo, world heavyweight title challengers Chuck “Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner and Earnie “The Acorn” Shavers, and two-time WBA heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz. (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

More on Klitschko-Pulev postponement

By Ognian Georgiev/Bulgaria Today

As previosly reported, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) has injured himself in the last days before his September 6 clash against IBF official contender Kubrat Pulev (20, 11 KOs). The fight was scheduled to take place in O2 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The injury is torn left biceps, which was diagnosed on Friday. According to the Ukrainian promoters KMG, the bout will be rescheduled and will take place at the end of October. The new date must be approved by both German broadcaster RTL and the O2 Arena.

“I can confirm that Mr. Klitschko was injured during sparring,” KMG press relations officer Lorenz Eichhorn told the Bulgarian media. “Bild” newspaper reported that the fight will be rescheduled for the end of October. According to the organizers of the event all the sold tickets will be valid for the new date, which will be announced soon.

Pulev’s promoters Sauerland Event confirmed the news. “Klitschko injured, Pulev will have to wait for his shot at the world titles, likely end of October,” wrote Kalle Sauerland on his twitter.

Our sources told us that there are bigger chances the fight will take place in November. The two free Saturdays at O2 Arena are the 15th and 22nd. (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Tello, Petalcorin make weight

Walter Tello (20-7, 8 KOs) and Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1, 16 KOs) both easily made weight for their WBA interim light flyweight title fight on Tuesday at the Mercedes Benz Arena, Shanghai. Petalcorin weighed in at 105.6 pounds and Tello scaled in at 105.3 pounds.

The referee for the bout will be Raul Caiz Sr (US). Judges are Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand), Derek Milham (Australia) and Pinit Prayasab (Thailand). WBA supervisor is Yang Sup Shim.



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Injury delays Klitschko defense against Pulev

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has postponed his IBF title bout with Kubrat Pulev. During sparring Wlad suffered a torn muscle fibre in his left biceps. The fight is now likely to be held before the end of the year in Hamburg. Klitschko will have to miss four weeks of training. “I am very disappointed the fight will not go ahead,” Klitschko said. “So far I have been in top shape and had a great training camp. I am sorry for my fans as well as my opponent Kubrat Pulev, who has surely prepared just as intensely.” A new date will be announced shortly.



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Minnesota

Story and photos by Jesse Kelley at ringside

Rondale “Give Em Hell” Hubbert (7-0-1, 4 KOs) of Moorhead, MN won the vacant Minnesota State Junior Welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over RJ “T-Rex” Laase (12-2, 8 KOs) in the main event on Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN.

Both fighters traded staggering shots throughout in what turned out to be an exciting fight while the packed arena of just over 2000 people cheered on. Hubbert ran out of his corner at the opening bell and unloaded hard and wild punches that backed Laase up. Hubbert latter explained the strategy, saying that he wanted to show Laase he was there to fight. It was a risky strategy to fight with such reckless aggression on Hubberts part not only to start the fight but as he did many times throughout because of the chance to punch himself out. But it turned out to be what banked him the rounds he won in the end. (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview with Lamon Brewster, part 1

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today

Lamon Brewster (35-6, 30 KO) is the last man, who beat WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The American knockout machine met the Ukrainian in April 2004. Klitschko was knocked out in the end of the fifth round. 10 years later Fightnews speaks with Brewster about the bout.

Mr. Brewster, you are the last man, who beat Wladimir Klitschko. How would you describe that fight?

It was a fight, that I recognized, I wouldn’t be let to win on scorecards. I knew, that if the bout would go to distance, he would be heavily favorised. So, I made a plan to go near. Not to win the fight early, but to make him use as much energy as possible. I knew that he has stamina problems. Wladimir is the best fighter in heavyweight division and if you let him sit back and allow him to fight in his own rhythm, he is almost unbeatable. I wanted to go out there and to break his rhythm, to pressure, to pressure, to make him hold, to make him fight. To do everything that he didn’t want to do, by making him uncomfortable. I prepared myself for this kind of fight with non-stop boxing at high attitude, so I can be strong enough to go to the later rounds, making him fight like that. As a result I was able to defeat him. (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

More Pacquiao-Algieri Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO jr welterweight champion Algieri will announce their November 22 world championship fight during a two-week 27,273-mile international media tour, which kicked off Monday with a press conference at the fight location, The Venetian Macao. The tour will include stops in Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. If you plan on attending live, tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. August 29 (details later in this report).

Manny Pacquiao: “Chris Algieri fought an exceptional fight in June to win the world title from Ruslan Provodnikov. I am impressed and intrigued by his scientific approach to training and boxing. He may be the smartest and the fittest athlete I have ever faced and that makes him the most dangerous. I worked hard to reclaim my welterweight title and I will work harder to make sure I keep it on November 22. As always, I dedicate this fight to my fellow Filipinos around the world and to bring glory to the Philippines. ”

Chris Algieri: “It is a real honor to fight a future Hall of Famer like Manny Pacquiao and I am looking forward to being introduced to a whole new market and fan base in the Far East. My last fight against Ruslan Provodnikov got the world’s attention, now I am going to show what I can really do. I have the utmost respect for Manny and his great team, but make no mistake — I am here to win and I have nothing on my mind but beating a legend.” (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Trout-Dawson: Full Report

By David Robinett and Felipe Leon at Ringside
Photos by Jennifer Arredondo

Winless in the nearly two years since his surprising upset over Miguel Cotto in 2012, former WBA light middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout survived two early knockdowns against Australia’s Daniel Dawson to grind out a hard fought ten-round unanimous decision victory at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Since his signature win against Cotto, Trout (27-2, 14 KOs) lost his next two fights against Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, the latter of which raised serious doubts about his viability as a top-flight boxer. Coming into Friday’s bout, Trout acknowledged the importance of re-establishing his former position among the division’s elite. (more…)



August 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Local favorite De Alba defends UBF title

King’s Boxing and Peltz Boxing return October 4th to the Valley Forge Casino Resort with a big night of boxing that will be headlined by rising jr. lightweight Frankie De Alba in a eight-round jr. lightweight bout against an opponent TBD.

The eight-round co-main event features undefeated jr. welterweight Naim Nelson against Ryan Belasco.

DeAlba, from nearby Reading, is the UBF All America jr. lightweight titleholder. He has won 11 consecutive fights and is unbeaten in his last 15 which has raised his record to 13-1-2 with 5 knockouts.

At 12-0 with 1 knockout, Nelson is not a power puncher but he makes up for his lack of power with superior boxing skills. Belasco will be his toughest test. Belasco (18-6-3, 3 KOs) dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Rod Salka (17-2). , Salka, back on August 9th, fought WBA/WBC jr middleweight champion Danny Garcia.

The undercard will feature heavyweight Maurice Byarm (13-2, 9 KOs) against Mark Rideout (4-1-2, 1 KO) in a six-round clash; Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) fights Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KOs) in a welterweight four rounder; Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) does battle with Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) a jr. middleweight encounter; Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KOs) squares off with Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) in a lightweight four rounder; and lightweight Sultahn Staton (3-0, 2 KOs) goes toe-to-toe with an opponent to be named in a four round lightweight bout.

Tickets are $125, $75 or $45 and available by calling 610-587-5950 or 215-765-0922.



August 25th, 2014

UFC

Jackson Called to the Bigs for UFC 177

Damon “The Leech” Jackson got the call all fighters wait for, and after an injury to Justin Edwards forced the Ultimate Fighter veteran’s withdrawal from August 30th’s UFC 177 card in Sacramento, the unbeaten Texan will make his Octagon debut on the event’s main card in a lightweight bout against Hawaii’s Yancy Medeiros . . . 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 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Algieri face off in Macau

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

The kickoff press conference for the November 22 clash of champions between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri took place Monday at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China.

“This fight is going to be a good fight,” promised Pacquiao. “Algieri is undefeated, he’s a good boxer, I saw his last fight with Ruslan. He took a lot of punches but he’s a very tough boxer and fought back…my opponent is tough and I like that. The last fight that we had here with Brandon Rios we did a good job, but Algieri’s different than Rios. He’s faster than Rios, he’s taller than Rios, so it will give me a hard time.

“It’s been a long time that the fans of Manny Pacquiao have been expecting a knockout. This fight I’m going to try to do my best to make the fans happy and if the knockout comes it’ll come, but what I’m trying to do is focus and win the fight.”

Algieri was very gracious toward the Pacquiao Team for accepting the fight and stated he deserved this chance. “I earned the right to be here,” said Algieri, who is significantly taller than Pacman. “I bled for this. I trained for this my whole life. This opportunity means the world to me. I’m going to prepare myself the best I possibly can…I will give it my absolute all, just like I showed in my last fight and every fight before that.”

Pacquaio’s trainer Freddie Roach said Manny’s training camp will be held in General Santos City, Philippines. “I know Chris has a master’s degree,” commented Roach. “But Manny has a Ph.D in boxing.”



August 25th, 2014




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