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Wilder plans next move

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move. Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC WBA "undisputed" bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos "Baby Pacquiao" Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with ...

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau'shee Warren 117 (WBA "undisputed" bantamweight title) Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2 John Jackson 153.4 ...

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped ...

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, ...

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Wilder plans next move

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco,

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

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UFC

UFC Fight Night Adelaide at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt and the middleweight bout between Robert Whittake and Brad Tavares, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia beginning at 11pm ET / 8pm PT. Eight prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7:45pm ET / 4:45pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Mark Hunt (266) VS Stipe Miocic (243)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Robert Whittaker (185) VS Brad Tavares (184)
Sean O’Connell (205) VS Anthony Perosh (205)
James Vick (156) VS Jake Matthews (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Daniel Hooker (145) VS Hatsu Hioki (146)
Jonavin Webb (170) VS Kyle Noke (170)
Sam Alvey (185) VS Daniel Kelly (186)
Lisa Ellis (115) VS Bec Rawlings (115)
Bradley Scott (185) VS Dylan Andrews (185)
Kailin Curran (116) VS Alex Chambers (115)
Brendan O’Reilly (170) VS Vik Grujic (170)
Ben Nguyen (126) VS Alptekin Ozkilic (126)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT ADELAIDE is live Saturday, May 9 on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 8th, 2015


Boxing News

“Tremendo” DeAlba gets stopped again

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Tijuana super bantamweight Jorge “Tremendo” DeAlba (13-3-1, 10KO) might have to rethink his boxing career. After emerging as a top prospect some years ago when he won two gold medals in the Mexican amateur nationals, last night at the Tijuana Tilly’s he was stopped for the second time in a row. The southpaw DeAlba, who is trained by former two-time world champion Raul “Jibaro” Perez, faced unheralded Carlos Avila (2-7, 1KO) of Tijuana by way of Jamay, Jalisco, in the six round featherweight main event of an eleven-bout fight card presented by ADE Promotions in downtown Tijuana. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev to defend against Pianeta

It was announced today that WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against #13 rated Francesco Pianeta (31-1-1, 17 KOs) on July 11 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. An official kick-off press conference with both Chagaev and Pianeta in attendance will take place on Tuesday. The card is being promoted by Akhmat Boxing Promotion and SES Boxing and regulated by the BDB.



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Fresno, California

Photos: Jennifer Arredondo / Top Rank

Jose Ramirez 142 vs. Rob Frankel 141.4
Michael Gaxiola 124.8 vs. Julian Lopez 124.4
Oscar Valenzuela 134.8 vs. Irving Garcia 134.8
Rick Graham 154 vs. Danny Valdivia 153.8
Daniel Henry 162.2 vs. Joe Louie Lopez 162.6
Gabriel Solorio 139.8 vs. Alex Rojas 139.2
Hilario Medina 132.2 vs. Eric Altamirano 133.6

Venue: Selland Arena, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Whitehall, NY

Shawn Miller 174.4 vs. Willie Williams 175
Kimdo Bethel Boykin 227.2 vs. Arthur Seribekian 257.8
Mike Pryor 143.4 vs. Sam Moura 141.4
Louis King 186.6 vs. Eric George 190
Matthew Leddick 160 vs. Tommy Marcelino 161

Venue: Whitehall Athletic Center, Whitehall, NY
Promoter: Greg Gross
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC Weights from Hidalgo, Texas

Photos: Esther Lin / PBC on CBS

Jamie McDonnell 117.8 vs. Tomoki Kameda 117.8
(WBA regular featherweight title)

Omar Figueroa Jr 141.5 vs. Ricky Burns 139.2.
Austin Trout 157 vs. Luis Galarza 155.6
Porky Medina 169.8 vs. Samuel Miller 169.6
Steve Lovett 177 vs. Eric Watkins 177.8
Carlos Velasquez 131.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 130.6
Miguel Flores 125.4 vs. German Meraz 124.6
Mario Barrios 130 vs. Jose del Valle 130
Darwin Price 139.2 vs. Juan Ovalle 141.2
Ryan Karl 145.6 vs. Alfred Hall 144.2
Brandon Figueroa 120.2 vs. Hector Gutierrez 124.8
Enrique Alvarez 150.6 vs. Alberto Espinoza 153.2

Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: CBS

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo-Kirkland weights, Gomez-Soto canceled

Photos: Ed Mulholland / Golden Boy / Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez 154.5 vs. James Kirkland 154.5

Note: Co-feature fighter Humberto Soto weighed in at 142.5, while Frankie Gomez scaled in at 147.5. Gomez said he had been sick for four days and couldn’t make the 140lb limit. It was decided to call the fight off.

Joshua Clottey 153.8 vs. Jorge Silva 154.8
Jo Jo Diaz 125.5 vs. Giovanni Delgado 125.5
Taishan Dong 289 vs. Jamal Woods 248.5
Jesse James Leija Jr 144 vs. TBA

Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell-DeGale undercard bouts added

Light heavyweights Edwin Rodriguez (26-1, 17 KOs) and Craig Baker (16-0, 12 KOs) enter the ring on Saturday, May 23 in Boston as part of a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. The live PBC on NBC event starts at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT and goes until 6:00 pm. ET/3:00 p.m. PT when the action switches over to NBCSN from 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT until 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.

Further undercard action pits a pair of junior lightweights as Javier Fortuna (27-0-1, 20 KOs) and Bryan Vazquez (34-1, 18 KOs) do battle at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. These undercard bouts will support the super middleweight contest between Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) and James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs).



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Meet Mike Battah: The new kid on the block

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By Hesiquio Balderas

He won’t stop working, it doesn’t matter what time it is, if he doesn’t sleep that’s OK with him as long as he get things done. “It’s all about the fans. We have to work for them. As a promoter I have a responsibility to treat each fan with respect and take care of them, so we reach the people, the regular fans and the hardcore boxing fans, on the daily basis. We reach them by email or by phone, we want to make sure our costumers are happy and taken care of,” says Mike Battah, president of Leija*Battah Promotions.

Battah owns a large wholesale distribution service and sells to big corporations all over the world so he knows business, but what does he know about boxing? (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Finkel sure Wladimir fights Fury next

By James Slater

In a big exclusive by Gareth A Davies of The Telegraph, Wladimir Klitschko’s American advisor Shelley Finkel says he is “sure” the heavyweight king will next face WBO mandatory challenger, the unbeaten Tyson Fury. Finkel, in speaking to Davies, says Wladimir is keen to silence Fury, who has been calling out and disrespecting Klitschko for some months now.

“There’s a very good chance [of it taking place] in the UK,” Finkel told The Telegraph. “I’m sure Wlad is going to fight Fury in September of October. There’s a very good chance of Wembley Stadium or Manchester. It’s that big a fight, we believe. Two weeks ago Wladimir fought at Madison Square Garden and nobody knows Bryant Jennings but it was the highest-rated HBO fight in three years. That gives you some idea. And Fury is the big mouth from England. Of course we’d love to shut him up once and for all.”

Fury, already the WBO mandatory challenger, has just been elevated to the WBA mandatory, making the showdown all the more likely, according to Finkel. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi set for July 18 in Vegas

IBF/WBO/WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will defend against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi on July 18 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The fight will be televised on HBO.

Nadjib Mohammedi: “My Time has come to show the world who I am. I let Kovalev beat some guys but now I will show he ain’t no Krusher. I am smarter, faster, and I’m the next generation of light heavyweight. I will become champion July 18th.”



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Birmingham, England

Anthony Joshua 248 vs. Rafael Zumbano Love 236
Sam Eggington 146.5 vs. Joseph Lamptey 144.75
Matthew Macklin 165 vs. Sandor Micsko 158.5
Callum Smith 172.25 vs. Oleg Fedetovs 170.25
Luke Campbell 138 vs. Aboubeker Bechelaghem 137.25
Kal Yafai 116.25 vs. Isaac Quaye 112.25

Venue: Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Sturm, Chudinov make weight

Report/photos by Tony Mayger

Ahead of their WBA super middleweight workd title fight in Frankfurt, Germany, Felix Sturm and Fedor Chudinov both weighed in today within the 168lb limit. The regular title became available after Britain’s Carl Froch was stripped of the belt this week

Chief support Jack Culcay and Maurice Weber also came in within the limit for their WBA super welterweight interim title clash. Alex Born, Adnan Redzovic, Konni Konrad and Andreas Reimer are on the undercard and all weighed in successfully in the garden of Roomers Hotel.

Chudinov 166.4lbs (75.5kg)
Sturm 166.8lbs (75.7kg).

Jack Culcay 153 (69.4kg)
Maurice Weber 153.2lbs (69.5kg)

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from London

Frank Buglioni 168 vs. Lee Markham 167
(WBO European super middleweight title)
Bradley Skeete 146 vs. Brunet Zamora 146
(WBO European welterweight title)
Mitchell Smith 129.5 vs. Cristian Palma 128.1
(WBO Intercontinental super featherweight title)

Venue: Wembley Arena, London
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

McCumby-Oliveira clash on May 15

Unbeaten light heavyweighr Trevor McCumby (18-0, 14 KOs) will risk his perfect record vs Marcus Oliveira (24-2-1, 22 KOs) on May 15 at the US Airway Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds. Oliveira is not to be confused with Kansas-based Marcus Oliveira (25-1-1 , 20 KOs) who unsuccessfully challenged world champion Jurgen Brahmer in 2013 and hasn’t fought since. Both Oliveiras have similar records and ironically were both promoted by Don King at one time. (more…)



May 8th, 2015

UFC

Anthony Perosh: Life Begins at 42

“I turn 43 this year, so I think by the time I’m 46 I’ll be ready for that title shot.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Froch stripped of WBA 168lb title

The World Boxing Association Championships Committee made official several announcements related to the 168-pound division, regarding its super champion Andre Ward, its regular champion Carl Foch and the interim champion of the division Fedor Chudinov.

Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) received the approval for a special permit to fight a non-title bout with Paul Smith. Also, the WBA Championships Committee withdrew champion recognition of its 168-pound champion Carl Froch due to the absence of defenses. Froch will be the mandatory challenger for Ward after his fight against Smith. Should Ward lose against Smith, he will lose recognition as super champion.

The interim champion, Russian Fedor Chudinov (12-0, 10 KO) and the former world titlist Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KO) will fight for the vacant title on Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany.



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

More than a puncher’s chance,” is what James Kirkland gives himself this weekend

Fighters line up for a chance to take over hype of MayPac

Frankie Gomez ready to turn heads this weekend

Blame Manny Pacquiao, says this columnist, for the fiasco of MayPac



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Weights

Boyd Melson 153.4 vs. Mike Ruiz 153.8
(WBC USNBC super welterweight title)
Alexander Vanasse 207.2 vs. Raymond Santiago 234.2
Maxito Sainvil 146.8 vs. Anton Williamson 146.6
Max Tassy 169.6 vs. Ralph Johnson 171.2
Rafael Vazquez 122.6 vs. Pedro Melo 122.8
Serhiy Fedchenko 140.4 vs. Renald Garrido 139.6
Jonathan Alonso 141.2 vs. Jose Guzman 138.4
Francy Ntetu 167.6 vs. Milton Nunez 167.4

Venue: The Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment



May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne, Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Benjamin Capps 153.5 vs. Anthony Buttigieg 153.4
Sylvia Schiavoni 114.3 vs. Marnelle Verano 112.8
Dwight Ritchie 161.3 vs. Joseph Rea 161.9
Mitchell Middleton-Clark 169.4 vs. Hong Yoo 167.5
Shadey Souied 138.0 vs. Terry Tzouramanis 139.5
Stephen Attard 155.4 vs. Joe Camilleri 158.9
Abdoulah Hamden 179.6 vs. Lucas Miller 177.2

Venue: La Mirage Receptions & Convention Centre
Promoter: Jake Ellis Promotion

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May 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Avila dominates Ruiz at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Unbeaten super bantamweight Manuel “Tino” Avila (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Erik Ruiz (13-3, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at the beautiful Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Avila won by scores of 100-90 on all three cards, but seemed to injure his right hand in the fight.

In a walkout bout, local featherweight Nicholas Arce (3-0, 2 KOs) destroyed Marco Alcaraz (0-6). Arce dropped Alcaraz four times before referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:04 of round two.

Undefeated featherweight Diego de la Hoya (10-0, 6 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over super game Ramiro “Zurdo” Robles (12-3-1, 6 KOs). Robles survived a furious de la Hoya barrage in round one to go the full route. Scores were 80-72 on all cards.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Oscar “El Jagura” Negrete (9-0, 3 KOs) dominated faded former world champion Luis “Titi” Maldonado Jr. (38-14-1, 29 KOs), winning a five round technical decision. The bout was halted early due to a Maldonado cut from a headbutt. Scores were 50-46, 50-45, 50-45. (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo-Kirkland press conference

Photos: Juan DeLeon – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted the final press conference in Houston on Thursday, May 7 ahead of their showdown on May 9 at Minute Maid Park and live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Here is what the fighters and the promoters had to say at the press conference:

Oscar de la Hoya: “Some people weren’t too content with the May 2 performances but one thing is for sure: people are very excited to watch some action with Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9.

Bernard Hopkins: “This will be the shortest comment I’ve ever made: Canelo, you’re healthy, right? (nod) Kirkland, you’re healthy, right? (nod) Then, we’re going to fight, ya’ll.”

Canelo Alvarez: “It’s very easy to say words, but once we are in the ring, let’s let the fists do the talking.”

James Kirkland: “I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. We had this fight set up once before but it was canceled due to an injury.”

(more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Toledo

By Bob Ryder

Masedonio “Nune” Molina 185 vs Thad Berkhausen 185
Tyler McCreary 139 vs Donny Miller 143
Angelo Snow 154 vs Landon Simmons 154
Deandre Ware 169 vs Roland Saucedo 168
Jeremy Caughhorn 147 vs Darius Estell 147
Contest between Antonio Gonzales and Andrew Kaufman was scratched as Kaufman failed to make weight.

Venue: Grand Plaza Hotel, Downtown Toledo
Promoter/Matchmaker: Fred Vallejo (RISE Fighting)
Doors: 6:30 PM
First Fight: 8 PM



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Philadelphia, PA

Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr.


Amir Mansour 210.5 vs. Joey Dawejko 230.5
Jessie Nicklow 161.3 vs. DeCarlo Perez 158.9
David Gonzales 140 vs. Ryan Belasco 141
Ismael Garcia 154 vs. Tommy Ayers 153.5
Nathaniel Rivas 148 vs. Kevin Womack 149
Edgardo Torres 131.9 vs. Gang-YongKim 131.3

Venue: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Peltz Boxing, BAM Boxing,Joe Hand Promotions
First bout 7.30 p.m.
ESPN2: 9 p.m.



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Tough challenge for USA Olympian Jose Ramirez on Saturday night in Fresno

Photos: Marty Solis

Super lightweight Rob Frankel of Denver says he is the “better fighter.” Frankel’s manager/trainer Steve Mestas says “Bob Arum may not like what he will see on Saturday night.” Frankel is in town taking on hometown USA Olympian Jose Ramirez of Avenal, Ca. before an expected crowd of 10,000 at the Selland Arena. Frankel describes Ramirez, trained by Freddie Roach, as a fighter who has “good hand speed, a good left hook and is a decent fighter.”

“It’s just that I am a 12-round level fighter and he isn’t,” said Frankel, 33-15-1 with 6 KOs. Ramirez, a 2012 USA Olympian, is 13-0 with 10 KOs.

The main event is scheduled for eight rounds in the super lightweight division and will be televised by Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will be at ringside here Saturday night. (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather rips Pacquiao: He’s a sore loser and he’s a coward — no rematch

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Photo: Emily Harney

SHOWTIME reporter Jim Gray sat down with Floyd “Money” Mayweather for an exclusive and candid interview late Tuesday night. Mayweather addressed the claim made by Pacquiao’s camp that Pacman sustained an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his ability during the bout. Mayweather also discussed the possibility of a rematch with Pacquiao and fighting beyond his next scheduled event in September.

“Absolutely not,” Mayweather told Gray when asked if he could detect a problem with Pacquiao’s shoulder during the bout. “He was fast. His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.

“Excuses, excuses, excuses,” continued Mayweather. “I’m not going to buy into the bullshit…and I don’t want the public to buy into the bullshit. He lost. He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”

Mayweather went on to address the possibility of a rematch.

“Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will fight him again? Yeah, but I changed my mind,” said Mayweather. “At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward… If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter.'”

The interview will air immediately following the SHOWTIME premiere of the welterweight world championship unification bout at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be immediately followed by the premiere of INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Epilogue, the acclaimed original documentary series from SHOWTIME Sports.



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

truTV weights from Newark, NJ

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Glen Tapia 155 vs. Michel Soro 153
Sean Monaghan 174 vs. Cleiton Conceicao 173
Julian Rodriguez 141 vs. Peter Oluoch 141
Esquiva Falcao 157 vs. Paul Harness 156
Mike Reed 143 vs. Osenohan Vazquez 140
George Arias 229 vs. Glenn Thomas 238

Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: truTV

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May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Figueroa-Burns/Kameda-McDonnell Presser

Photos: Esther Lin/PBC on CBS

Fight week for Premier Boxing Champions on CBS continued Thursday as televised fighters Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Ricky Burns, Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda, Jamie McDonnell and Austin “No Doubt” Trout spoke to the media at the final press conference before their respective bouts taking place Saturday, May 9 at State Farm Arena.

Omar Figueroa: “I haven’t seen any film of Ricky Burns. Haven’t watched him at all. But from what I’ve heard he’s a tough fighter in great shape, so if we go 12 rounds it’ll be a good 12 rounds. I’m going to go out there and give it my all and win in the most impressive way possible.”

Ricky Burns: “Some people think I’ve come over here just to be an opponent but that’s not the case. I had a bad year but it’s all behind me. I’m going to get back to my winning ways.”

Tomoki Kameda: “McDonnell is a good boxer. He knows how to box and knows his way inside the ring. Most British fighters do that, move around a lot. Its not an easy style to face, but my team and I have a great strategy and we are going to win, we are going to win by knockout.”

Jamie McDonnell: “I think Kameda is a bit scared and a bit intimidated by my size. I genuinely believe I am going to knock him out. I’m too big and too strong.”

Austin Trout: “As far as my opponent dropping out at the last minute, disappointment is kind of an understatement. But I’m trying to keep it classy, so I’ll stick with disappointed. I’m not surprised though.”

Click here for more of what the participants had to say Thursday:



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent named for Austin Trout

Former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) will now face Luis Galarza (21-3, 15 KOs) in super welterweight action on Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Trout was originally slated to face Anthony Mundine. The fight will support the Premier Boxing Champions on CBS show featuring undefeated star Omar “Panterita” Figueroa battling former world champion Ricky Burns and the bantamweight showdown between Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19 KOs) and Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KOs). (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar on Canelo-Kirkland: There will be no running

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Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya promises that Saturday’s showdown between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland will deliver what the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao largely failed to do last weekend. “This fight is what the fans have been waiting for,” said Oscar. “Action in the ring, top fighters going for it, not afraid to fight.

“There will be no running in the ring on May 9, that’s for sure. Once that first bell rings, fans watching the action live from Minute Maid Park and on HBO World Championship Boxing won’t be able to look away until it’s over, whether by knockout or decision.”

The fight will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Texas. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. CT and first bout starts at 11:10 a.m. CT, the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT.



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

U.S. Court issues injunction stopping Chagaev promoter from suing Oquendo in Moscow

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Judge Ronnie Abrams) issued a Temporary Restraining Order yesterday enjoining Ruslan Chagaev’s Promoter, Terek Box Event, from “commencing or continuing any legal action in Moscow, Russia with respect to the July 6, 2014 bout for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship between [Fres Oquendo] and Ruslan Chagaev.”

On April 7, 2015, the Court had issued a preliminary injunction after a full trial on the merits enjoining Terek Box Event from “promoting or managing Ruslan Chagaev in any bout for the World Boxing Association (“WBA”) World Heavyweight Championship, unless Mr. Chagaev first shall have defended his WBA heavyweight title against Fres Oquendo or vacated the WBA title.”

Subsequently, on April 17, 2015, Timur Dugazaev, the principal of Terek, issued a press release stating “I don’t know how Oquendo can sue me in New York . . . Actually, I sue him in Moscow for returning the purse as stated in the contract.” (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Tapia, Soro workout pics

Photos: Top Rank

World rated jr middleweights Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia and Michel Soro engaged in a media workout on Wednesday, in advance of Friday’s truth-televised showdown from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tapia, who hails from nearby Passaic, will defend his NABO title against one-time world title challenger Soro of France.

Also in action on the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV is light heavyweight contender “Irish” Seanie Monaghan, who risks his undefeated record, #3 world rating when he battles 2000 Olympian Cleiton Conceição from Brazil.

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May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Wegner tips Culcay as seventh world champion

Photo: Team Sauerland

Photo: Team Sauerland


73-year-old German trainer Ulli Wegner has guided six fighters to world titles, including the undefeated former IBF and WBA super middleweight champion Sven Ottke and the current WBO super middleweight king Arthur Abraham. The latest prospect to receive Wegner’s golden touch is former amateur world champion Jack Culcay (19-1, 10 KOs), who on Saturday night can bring the coach his seventh world title success when he faces Maurice Weber (21-1-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBA interim jr middleweight belt at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Jack is a diamond in the rough,” said Wegner. “With the skills he has, I have no doubt that he will follow in the footsteps of our other great German champions. But like all diamonds, he just needs a little polishing!” (more…)



May 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Periban wants to fight the big names

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Super middleweight contender Marco Antonio Peribán (21-3-1, 13 KOs) will reappear against an opponent to be named on May 16 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Periban, who lost a majority decision against Sakio Bika for the vacant WBC super middleweight title and battled current world champ Badou Jack to a draw, recently signed a multi-year contract with Promociones Del Pueblo and is looking to get a big promotional push in his career to get a new world title opportunity.

“I am preparing very well for my fights, which is most important for my immediate future,” said Periban. “I have a great team. From here I’m headed to the world championship nothing and nobody can stop me. I want the big names in the sport to show what I’m made of!”



May 7th, 2015

UFC

Jake Matthews: The Twenty-Year-Old Vet

It’s very easy to forget that Jake Matthews is not yet 21 years old. Despite being just two fights into his UFC career – and only nine bouts deep as a pro – the lightweight prospect approaches the sport with a veteran’s mindset and understanding, a outlook he attributes to his father and coach, Mick . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 7th, 2015




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