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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Unbeaten welterweight Carlos "Chema" Ocampo (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world title challenger Charly Navarro ...

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Caballero, Gomez victorious at Fantasy Springs

Caballero, Gomez victorious at Fantasy Springs

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Former IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero, (23-0, 14 KOs), made ...

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Weights from México City

Weights from México City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Mariana Juárez 115 vs. Noemi Bosques 115 Juan Hernández 115 vs. Jesús Silvestre 115 Isaac Muñoz 225 vs. Cristian ...

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“Detroit Brawl” Weights

Detroit Brawl Weights

Weights and photos: Bob Ryder Junior Wright 200 vs Chris Stallworth 183.8 (Due to weight differential both will weigh again tomorrow) James Gordon Smith ...

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Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

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Caballero, Gomez victorious at Fantasy

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Boxer Elizabeth Sherman passes

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By Boxing Bob Newman

Fightnews has learned that female super featherweight boxer Elizabeth Sherman passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. As an all action fighter, The Philadelphia native Sherman epitomized the tough-as-nails Philly fighter reputation, always involved in the fight of the night. Promoter Andre Kutt said of Sherman, “Liz was a great person and she will be sorely missed.” Sherman last fought in 2013 losing a tough four rounder to Nydia Feliciano, bringing her ledger to 4-3, 2 KOs. She also took on undefeated Kara Ro and Ronica Jeffrey along the way. Sherman had been most recently working as a personal trainer in Charleston, SC at the Title Boxing Club. Fightnews sends its condolences to the Sherman family.



October 30th, 2015


Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

Ganigan Lopez 110 vs. Juan Lopez 109
(10 Rounds WBC Latin flyweight title)

Martin Casillas 121 vs. Jesus Galicia 120
Daniel Garcia 112 vs. Guillermo Said Flores 112
Israel Cruz 120 vs. Juan Carrera 117
Jesus Mateo 127 vs. Osvaldo Hernandez 126
Armando Obando Jasso 118 vs. Andres Eric Cruz 118
Mauricio Cruz 103 vs. Sergio Mejia 104

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas
TV: Telemundo Network Live 11:35 PM in the US & Claro Sports to Latin America
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
Doors open 6:30 PM First Fight 7:00 PM

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October 30th, 2015


Boxing News

Del Valle Returns November 14 in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (19-2, 14 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round contest November 14 at the Auditorio Municipal de Comerio in Comerio, Puerto Rico. The card is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. Currently in an intense training camp alongside undefeated contender Jayson Velez, Del Valle’s opponent will be named shortly.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 WBO Convention: Day Three

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By David Finger

The third and final day of the 28th annual WBO Convention kicked off Thursday morning at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando Florida with a brief but informative summary of the duties and responsibilities of WBO supervisors. The discussion, given by WBO first Vice President John Duggan, spent time discussing compliance with the Muhammad Ali Act, as well as discuss issues with collecting sanctioning fees overseas and how to report cash payments to customs in the event that payment was made in cash. He also discussed the discretionary duties inherent in the position, before reminding those supervisors in attendance one area where there was no discretion allowed.

“Weight makes the champion,” Duggan said. “There is no discretion as to weight.” Duggan reminded supervisors that a WBO title fight could not proceed if the fighters were overweight, even with agreement of the participants and promoters. (more…)



October 30th, 2015


Boxing News

LaManna returns December 5 in AC

On Saturday night, December 5th, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will be featured in the main event of a card that will take place at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna (18-1, 7 KO’s) of nearby Millville, New Jersey will take part in an eight round welterweight bout against an opponent to be named. After suffering his only loss, a nationally televised KO loss to Antoine Douglas, LaManna had the realization that he should move down from middleweight and he will now campaign as a welterweight. LaManna, who has taken more control of his career with the formation of his own promotional company, has been very active as this will be his 3rd fight in 4 months.

Also seeing action will be welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young (11-1, 5 KOs) and heavyweight John Lennox (13-3, 5 KOs), opponents TBA.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Danny Green talks Anthony Mundine

Floyd Mayweather sends autographed gloves to Leah Still

Paddy Gallagher looking to shine at Waterfront Hall



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales

Garrett Wilson 210.5 vs. Pedro Martinez 251.4
Angel Ocasio 140.4 vs. Bryne Green 140.7
Marcos Leonardo Jimenez 137 vs. Rafael Reyes 135
Thomas “TJ” Velasquez 128 vs. Jose Carmona 126.5
Hakim Bryant 159.6 vs. Yoeglys Duverger 159.4
Seifullah Jihad Wise 135.6 vs. Wilfredo Ceballos 136

Venue: PA Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions
Matchmakers: Manny Rivera and Will Ruiz



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Cruz-Galvan headline on UniMas Saturday

The new main event on Saturday night’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” will feature Puerto Rican lightweight Daniel Rosario Cruz (11-1, 10 KOs) vs. Carlos Galvan (11-3-1, 10 KOs), of Colombia, in an eight round bout.

The rest of the card shapes up as follows:

Christopher Diaz vs. Karl Garcia (featherweight)
Clarence Booth vs. Luis Joel Gonzalez (welterweight)
Anthony Mercado vs. Javier Garcia (super lightweight)
Jean Rivera vs. Jiovany Fuentes (super bantamweight)
Jean Carlos Torres vs. Curtis Vert (lightweight)
Nicklaus Flaz vs. Bruce Lutchmedial (super welterweight)

Puerto Rican Olympian turned WBO Latino lightweight champion Felix Verdejo, who was originally slated to headline before being derailed by a nagging hand injury, will be on hand to meet and greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. The fights take place at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Orlando, Florida

Photos: Andre Courtemanche/Warriors Boxing

Tony Thompson 263 vs Malik Scott 235
Haskell Rhodes 138.8 vs Sergey Lipinets 139.8
Javontae Starks 148 vs Samuel Figueroa 149.2
Miguel Cruz 150 vs Anthony Abbruzzese 155.6
James McGirt Jr 162.2 vs Demetrius Walker 164
Gary Antonio Russell 121 vs Eduardo Melendez 121.2
Gervonta Davis 134.6 vs Cristobal Cruz 133.2
Mercio K Figueroa 186.6 vs Kevin Miller 180.2

Venue: The Venue at UCF, Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Bounce TV

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October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Andre Ward added to Cotto-Canelo

Roc Nation Sports has announced that two-time world champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on November 21 in the co-feature to the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez middleweight world championship showdown that will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. Ward has signed an exclusive multi-fight agreement with HBO that will commence with Ward’s Nov. 21 fight at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Having cleaned out the super middleweight division, Ward, 31, will be making his debut in the 175-pound light heavyweight division against an opponent to be announced (believed to be Colombian Alexander Brand).



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman returns December 5

Former world champion and Brooklyn-native Yuri Foreman (32-2, 9 KOs) will return to the ring for the first time since 2013 as part of a stacked undercard featuring a diverse group of fighters from across the boroughs and regions of New York on December 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The slew of fighters featured on the card include undefeated rising star from Staten Island and 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne (16-0, 12 KOs), undefeated Brooklyn-native Heather “The Heat” Hardy (14-0, 3 KOs) and Queens’ firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky (19-2, 10 KOs) who takes on Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. (19-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight contest.

In the main event, WBA “regular” middleweight world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) collide for Brooklyn bragging rights. In the co-feature, WBA “regular” featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) will face Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs). Also, Long Island’s Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) will square off against Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs).



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Jermall Charlo to defend Nov 28 in Dallas

Unbeaten IBF jr middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KOs) will defend his title against “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-1, 12 KOs) on November 28 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. Also featured is Dallas-native and 2012 Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (18-0, 15 KOs), who takes on Alejandro “El Elegido” Barrera (28-2, 18 KOs) in a twelve-round contest. NBC will televise.

“I haven’t stepped out of the gym since I won the title,” said Charlo. “You get the title, you defend it. That’s the motto. I know Campfort is hungry and at the top of his game, but I’ve been training just as hard, if not harder, to defend my title. It took everything I have to get here and it’s going to take everything I have to remain here.” (more…)



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Zab Judah’s return official

Five-time world champion and former undisputed world welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) meets faded former champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-5-1, 16 KOs) in the ten-round main event on November 13, the D in downtown Las Vegas. It’s the 37-year-old Judah’s first fight since a December 2013 loss to Paulie Malignaggi.

Also scheduled for appearances in separate televised supporting bouts will be former two-time world bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (30-5, 23 KOs), undefeated Las Vegas super lightweight Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs) and two-time female world champion Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight (13-2-3, 5 KOs). The card will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Caballero to defend on Cotto-Canelo undercard

Making the first defense of his IBF bantamweight world title, Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will headline the preliminary undercard preceding the pay-per-view telecast of the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez event on November 21 as he faces off against England’s Lee “Playboy” Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The 12-round world championship bout will be available to view by live stream online. Additional undercard fights will be announced separately.

Randy Caballero: “I know Lee is a tough guy, there’s a reason why he’s my mandatory, but his style will make me shine on fight night. This training camp has been wonderful, my body feels different, and we’ve been training very hard to make sure I remain the champion. I feel there’s more to accomplish, and this is my big opportunity to shine and stand out.”

Lee Haskins: “All my life I’ve dreamed about boxing in Las Vegas and now my dreams have come true. I have great respect for Randy Caballero, and I’ll be in the best shape of my life with all intentions of bringing the IBF world bantamweight belt home. You best believe I am as fit as a butcher`s dog. I’m counting the days for when I arrive in U.S.A. Let’s get it on!”



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Jones says Macca fight is his last

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Hrunov Promotions

Four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. says his December 12 fight in Russia against Enzo Maccarinelli will be it. “The fight on December 12th will be the last in my career,” said the 46-year-old Jones at a press conference in Moscow. “Today I woke up the first time as a Russian/American. I have a great opponent, I’m waiting for December 12 and I appreciate the support of the fans.”

Interestingly, it was announced that initially Jones planned to face Antonio Tarver for the fourth time in his career, but after Tarver’s recent positive doping sample, Tarver was replaced by Maccarinelli.

As for whether a “super” version of the WBA cruiserweight world championship will be on the line for the fight, as announced again Friday, it’s not sanctioned at the moment. Jones has won a world title in every division from middleweight through heavyweight, except cruiserweight, and promoter Vlad Hrunov is working hard to get Jones another shot at that missing belt.

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October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Murphys Boxing back Friday with Monster Brawl II

By Matt Thompson

Murphys Boxing, coming off a NBC Sports Network co-promotion with DiBella Entertainment earlier this month, will return this Friday with “Monster Brawl II” at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, Mass.

In the eight-round main event, heavyweight Alexis Santos (14-1, 10 KOs) from Lawrence, MA, continues his comeback against durable journeyman Aaron Kinch (5-4-2, 1 KOs) of Newark, NJ. In his first loss a year and a half ago, Santos tore his ACL, requiring surgery and six months of physical therapy. Santos returned to the ring barely a month ago and now looks to continue his winning streak. (more…)



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Tim Bradley: 36 Minutes!

WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley says he’ll be focused for all 36 minutes when he defends against Brandon Rios on November 7 in Las Vegas in a clash televised by HBO.



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Ganigan Lopez ready for Telemundo debut

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing will close its fall season on Friday when WBC #6 Ganigan “La Marravilla” Lopez (25-6, 16 KOs) of Mexico City faces countryman Juan “Paisita” Lopez (13-3, 7 KOs) at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. Lopez is coming off a very competitive decision loss in his first attempt at a world title against WBC light flyweight champion Pedro Guevara in July. The WBC interim Latin flyweight title is on the line.

You fought well last time out in your world title fight. What did you learn from the experience?

I felt I should have done more. I really want to get a rematch or fight whoever is champion at that time soon. (more…)



October 29th, 2015

UFC

Top 5: Greatest Women’s Title Finishes

When the UFC makes its debut in Melbourne, Australia next month, it will be a pair of the organization’s top finishers that close out the card and bring droves of diehard fans to Etihad Stadium . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT SAO PAULO is LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Paul Gallen returns November 3

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Australian professional rugby star Paul Gallen (3-0, 2 KOs) is set for his fourth pro bout on the November 3 edition of the “Super 8” at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Gallen will face debuting rugby player Bodene Thompson and is hoping to lure Sonny Bill Williams into the ring.

The “Super 8” portion of the card will consist of two four-man tournaments. “The Butcher” Robbie Berridge (26-3-1, 21 KOs) is the leading name in the light heavyweight line up, while former Queensland cruiserweight champion Jamie Porter (7-3, 2 KOs) features in the cruiserweight quartet.

The card also includes a NZ heavyweight title clash between Hemi Ahio (8-0, 6 KOs) and Alapati A’asa (6-0, 4 KOs), plus a NZ cruiserweight title showdown between James Langton (9-2, 5 KOs) and former rugby star Monty Betham Jr.

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October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Enzo Maccarinelli handed title shot vs. Roy Jones Jr. in Russia

UFC champ Ronda Rousey wants to dominate boxing and Jiu-Jitsu next

Thomas Hearns may get street named after him in Detroit

Carl Frampton set to agree to deal with Scott Quigg



October 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Weights from Thursday’s boxing show promoted by Salita Promotions at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.

Alicia Ashley 121.8 vs. Christina McMahon 120.2
(WBC Female Super Bantamweight Title)
Nikolay Potapov 119.4 vs. Pedro Melo 118.4
Mikkel LesPierre 147 vs. Evincii Dixon 144.8
Bakmtiyar Eyubov 149.6 vs. Antonio Fernandes 148.8
Emilio Salas 199.6 vs. Eric George 199.6
Giorgi Gelashvili 140.8 vs. Rashad Bogar 141.4

1st Bell” 6:30 PM



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

JAY Z visits Cotto Camp

Roc Nation Sports’ Founder JAY Z poses with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach during a visit to see WBC middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) at training camp at The Wild Card Boxing Club ahead of his November 21 mega-fight against former WBC and WBA super welterweight champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) which will take place at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

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October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 WBO Convention: Day Two

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By David Finger

Day two of the 28th annual WBO Convention kicked off this morning with the executive committee meeting at 9:00 AM to discuss the status of WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. The WBO issued an order to “show cause” letter to Rigondeaux back on October 7th, demanding Rigondeaux show cause as to why he should not be stripped of his championship for failing to defend his title. After the members of the grievance committee left the session to avoid a conflict (they would be the members who would review Rigondeaux’s grievance if he were to be stripped of the title and challenge the decision). Rigondeaux filed a response through an individual named Jared Lopez and his promoter, Caribe Promotions, citing two arguments as to why he should not be stripped of the belt. Citing WBO rules, section 1 (b) (20) and (5) of the WBO rules, Rigondeaux’s team argued that he “sought to remain active in compliance with WBO Rules but there is a lack of appropriate opponents available and wiling to fight.” Rigondeaux also argued that “it would be an excuse of discretion to vacate because Mr. Rigondeaux has never failed to defend against the mandatory challenger.” Rigondeaux also communicated his “inability” to land a unification fight with the WBC and IBF champions as well as being unsuccessful in getting the WBA to order a mandatory defense against Scott Quigg.

However, the WBO championship committee expressed reservations about Rigondeaux’s response. With only three defenses in 31 months and none in the last ten months, the WBO championship committee chairman Luis Batista Salas said that the WBO has given Rigondeaux ample opportunity to make a title defense.

“This is a private problem between the promoter,” Salas said. “We cannot put a world championship in the freezer.” (more…)



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley: The only chance Rios has is a lucky punch

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. and his new trainer Teddy Atlas hosted their first-ever media workout today at the Tim Bradley Boxing Gym in Indio, California. Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs) is 10 days away from his HBO-televised title defense against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs) in Las Vegas. Coincidentally, both Bradley and Rios have fought in Fights of the Year in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Here is what Bradley and Atlas had to say:

Tim Bradley: “Rios can bring on the pressure all night long and we will deal with it. We are prepared for intense pressure. The only chance Rios has is a lucky punch and that’s not going to happen. Teddy Atlas brought in two sparring partners who have put pressure on me every single second for the last three weeks. Rios is living on a prayer and he knows it. (more…)



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Unbeaten super welters collide Nov 14

Undefeated super welterweights Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs) and Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs) will meet in an important 10-round clash that serves as the co-featured event for the November 14 Showtime telecast from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Frank Galarza: I’ve been here before but I know that I still have something to prove. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’m ready to show the world I’m one of the best 154-pound fighters in all of boxing.

Jarrett Hurd: It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hands. I’m excited about this fight and ready to show the world my ability come Nov. 14.

In the main event, WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) makes the first defense of his world title against Oscar Escandon (24-2, 16 KOs).



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Williams-Savigne clash November 13

Light heavyweights Thomas “Top Dog” Williams (18-1, 12 KOs) and Humberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) will meet in a 10-round clash to open up the November 13 Spike TV show from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The main event pits light heavyweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (27-1, 18 KOs) against undefeated Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round affair.



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Algieri-Bone added to Jacobs-Quillin card

Former world champion and Long Island-native Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) returns to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to take on Ecuador’s Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on the December 5 Jacobs-Quillin undercard. “I am very excited to return to Barclays Center, where I have had some of my best showings,” said Algieri. “On December 5, I am looking forward to having my best performance yet.”

Bone stated, “This is a huge fight for me. I know Algieri well and I know that he is going to bring it. I am fighting a great fighter and after my performance on December 5, the world will know my name.”



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA denies sanctioning Jones-Maccarinelli

The WBA has announced that it has not sanctioned the December 12 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Enzo Maccarinelli. The fight was announced by both top Russian promoter Vlad Hrunov and Hall of Fame British promoter Frank Warren as being for the vacant “super” version of the WBA cruiserweight title, however WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza said categorically that at no time has the possibility of bringing that title into play been raised for the above-mentioned bout. Stay tuned.



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO unanimously votes to strip Rigondeaux of title

By David Finger

After receiving a resolution from WBO championship committee chair Luis Batista Salas, the WBO executive committee unanimously voted to adopt the resolution to strip WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux of his world championship. The championship committee reviewed the resolution and voted unanimously to present it to the executive committee, who in turn voted unanimously to adopt the resolution. Rigondeaux was stripped of the title due to “extraordinary inactivity.”

Rigondeaux had not defended the title since December of 2014. The WBO executive committee noted that they tried to accommodate Rigondeaux by allowing him the option to defend the title against any fighter ranked in the top 15. Rigondeaux also had the option of presenting a name of a fighter not ranked in the top 15 to the WBO for consideration, but Rigondeaux failed to present any name to the WBO.



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Enzo Maccarinelli for vacant WBA “super” cruiserweight title

Former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli (40-7, 32 KOs) will challenge American ring legend Roy Jones Jr. (62-8, 45 KOs) for the vacant WBA “super” cruiserweight world title on December 12 at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. Maccarinelli aims to become a two-time world champion at 200lbs by defeating Jones, who became a Russian citizen on Tuesday. “Super champion” titles are the top world championship titles bestowed by the WBA.

I have my job to do and that’s to knock out [Roy Jones Jr.] and win the world title. – Enzo Maccarinelli

Interestingly, the 46-year-old Jones’ last defeat was a KO loss to WBA “regular” champion Denis Lebedev in 2011. He has won eight straight since, most recently halting Eric Watkins (12-10-2, 5 KOs) in August. Jones has won titles in every weight division above middleweight – except cruiserweight.

Maccarinelli has been campaigning at light heavyweight for the last three years and challenged for the WBA “regular” world title last year against Juergen Braehmer, but the fight was stopped in the fifth round after Maccarinelli couldn’t see out of his right eye after a clash of heads in the opening round. He also has been KO’d by Lebedev, but stopped Jiri Svacina (12-17, 1 KO) earlier this month (more…)



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

The latest on Cotto-Canelo

By Arvin Nundloll

FightNews caught up with Roc Nation Sports COO, David Itskowitch, to find out more about the Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez super-fight, the prospect of Andre Ward on the undercard and what’s planned for the future.

Did you always know that this fight would occur and was it a matter of timing?

This fight had been under negotiation even before we were involved with Miguel. The negotiations date back to close to a year ago. In my mind it’s one of those fights that needed to happen and thankfully for everyone involved it is happening.

How is this different from any of the other PPVs this year?

No disrespect to any of the other pay-per-view events that have gone on this year but this is a 50-50 fight between two fighters of the highest caliber that come straight at each other and fight, not to mention the intense nationalistic rivalry connected to the fight. We haven’t seen all of those elements together in a major pay-per-view event this year. (more…)



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo to host Florida Halloween Meet-&-Greet

As we reported, an injury has forced Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo to cancel his bout on the October 31 event at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. But that doesn’t mean that “El Diamante” is passing up the opportunity to meet with fans in the Sunshine State and support the remaining sluggers still scheduled to battle in the event.

On October 31 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Verdejo will host a meet and greet where he will sign autographs and pose for photos with fans inside the event that will be presented by Top Rank in association with All Star Boxing at the Osceola Heritage Park’s exhibition building. (more…)



October 28th, 2015

UFC

Dan Henderson’s Dynamite Dozen

Long established as one of mixed martial arts’ best ever, pound for pound, former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson will look to finish off his trilogy with Vitor Belfort in victorious fashion on November 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. If he pulls off the win in the UFC Fight Night main event, expect to see an addition to the following list of Hendo’s defining moments . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT SAO PAULO is LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 28th, 2015

Boxing News

New foe for Ganigan Lopez this Friday

WBC #6 contender and world title challenger Ganigan “La Marravilla” Lopez (25-6, 16 KOs) of Mexico City will now face Juan “Paisita” Lopez (13-3, 7 KO’s) from Veracruz on Friday night when Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing closes out its fall season at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. Lopez’ original opponent Miguel “Joyita” Herrera was forced to pulled out due to medical reasons. The WBC Latin flyweight title will still be on the line.



October 28th, 2015




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