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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Boxing News

Gang, Sun, Lee capture vacant Korean titles

By Victor Lee
Photos: Mi-Kyung Lee

At the first event held under the auspices of the newly reestablished Korean Boxing Commission (KBC) led by former two-time world champion (in two weight classes) Soo-Hwan Hong, Korean boxing fans were treated to an afternoon of spirited bouts culminating in three vacant Korean National Title matches. Although Myung-Woo Yuh was only the second Korean boxer to be inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame (in 2013), many would argue that Soo-Hwan Hong is as (if not more) deserving. In Korea and Asia as a whole, there is little doubt that Hong is more well-known and celebrated for his accomplishments in the ring. To see why, watch his incredible 1977 bout in Panama against Hector Carrasquilla. (more…)



September 30th, 2014



Boxing News

Camps: N’Dam to box, Stevens looking for KO

Both camps are confident in advance of tomorrow night’s ESPN2-televised 12-round IBF eliminator between middleweight contenders Hassan “El Fenómeno” N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. The card is promoted by King Sports.

N’Dam’s manager Gary Hyde stated, “I think Curtis Stevens is a great fighter – he’s unbelievably strong and can knock you out with either hand. But, I think he’s limited when it comes to fighting a boxer like Hassan. I think the key to this fight is just Hassan being himself. He’s got lovely lateral movement and he’s a fantastic boxer. He’s got the Ali-Leonard style, and that’s what he should stick with against Stevens.”

Stevens’ trainer Andre Rozier countered, “I really expect Curtis to be super explosive. He knows that this is a title eliminator which will bring him to fighting the winner of the Jermain Taylor-Sam Soliman fight. So he’s literally right back in the title hunt with two steps to go – two really very short steps. I think we’re going to see a very explosive performance that ends in a big knockout.”



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

“The Mountain” Returns October 11

NABF junior heavyweight champ “The Mountain” Daniel Martz (11-1) returns to the ring on Saturday, October 11th at Fairmont State University in West Virginia in a non-title bout. 6’8, 250lb Martz will face former IBF world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29-24) in the 8 round main event. In his last bout televised on Fox Sports in June, the 23-year-old Martz stopped formerly undefeated Alexis Santos (13-1) to capture the NABF junior strap.

Also in action, undefeated heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency (10-0) will battle an opponent to be named in the eight round co-feature. The undercard will also showcase welterweight Angelo Snow (2-0) and featherweight Justin Lopez (5-1) in separate four-rounders. The six bout card is being promoted by John Canterberry, and tickets can be purchased by calling (412) 725-4949.



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Ortiz ready to shine for Florida boxing fans

Photo: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions, LLC.

Photo: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions, LLC.


2012 Olympian and undefeated flyweight prospect Jantony Ortiz (2-0, 2 KOs) is wrapping up his camp for his next match against Mexican Gilberto Mendoza (4-3) on Saturday at the Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando, Florida. Jantony, since his grand debut last June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York and making his second pro fight in front of his hometown in Humacaso, has not stopped training and is ready for his third pro fight. “We’re pleased with the preparation for this fight, various details have been working and making some adjustments, we are ready for this big fight, and this opportunity I’m excited to fight in Orlando for all my Puerto Ricans,” said Jantony. “I know Gilberto doubles me in experience at a professional level, I have seen him and I know how we will outwork him this Saturday, you will see me very explosive.”



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Lozcano-Vidal collide Friday night

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc will kick off their Fall Series this Friday, October 3rd, 2014 from the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, FL. In the main event local favorite Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (12-1, 9 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida will face Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds for the WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight Title.

Also, undefeated welterweight prospect Emanuel “Pirata” De Jesus (11-0, 7 KOs) of Canovanas, Puerto Rico battles Aaron Steadman (10-5-2, 6 KOs) of Ocala, Florida scheduled for 6 rounds. (more…)



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

‘Action’ Douglas back in action on Oct 24

On October 24, undefeated middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) will take on veteran Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KOs) in the main event of a night of boxing at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The scheduled eight round bout will be the main event of a card promoted by GH3 Promotions.

Douglas was recently impressive in scoring a second round stoppage over former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-9-1) on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey. In his last bout, Douglas and former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1) fought to a draw in a bout that headlined the 200th episode of the highly acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation series on July 25. (more…)



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Lerena, Klassen triumph in South Africa

By Ron Jackson

Kevin Lerena knocked out Gogita Gorgiladze in the fourth round of their cruiserweight bout at Emperors Palace east of Johannesburg on Monday night. The 22-year-old South African picked up the vacant WBC youth (silver) cruiserweight title for his trouble. Lerena started like a man in a hurry, stinging the globetrotting visitor from Georgia with southpaw jabs from the first round. He dropped Gorgiladze with a juicy left, leaving it to referee Thabo Spampool to count him out. (more…)



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Returning To Haiti

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions


By Robert Coster

After a hiatus of over 5 years, boxing is returning to the Caribbean island of Haiti. Promoter Jacques Deschamps (also manager of WBA Featherweight Champ Nicholas Walters) has set the date of October 24th for a big card to held at the plush Karibe Convention Center in Petionville. The main event will pit local hero Evens “The Sun CIty Kid ” Pierre (23-1, 16 KOs) against former contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs) for the WBA Fedelatin Lightweight title. Pierre is coming off a year layoff from boxing to face a very tough opponent whose last fight was for the WBA interim world title. (more…)



September 30th, 2014

UFC

Matt Dwyer: Wary of Buffer, Ready for Tumenov

Talk to a UFC newcomer and there are a couple things you’re bound to hear every time.

Beyond the genuine enthusiasm for being called up the big leagues, the tales of long hours in the gym, hard work paying off, and clichéd statements about treating this fight like any other fight, the one thing most admit to is that hearing Bruce Buffer belt out their name on fight night is going to be a “need to check myself” moment . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Christian Today on Manny Pacquiao, who is “praying for Floyd Mayweather to fear God and change his ways.” More

A frail Muhammad Ali appears at a function to honor NFL great Jim Brown. More

More on the passing of boxing promoter Dan Goossen. More

Sugar Ray Leonard on a Mayweather-Pacquiao matchup. More

Happy to report Nick Rattenni is still with us. Apologies for the confusion.



September 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Diaz mauls Hidalgo in Hidalgo, Texas

In his first main event, 2012 U.S. Olympian jr featherweight Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (12-0, 8 KOs) looked good in stopping Raul Hidalgo (22-12, 16 KOs) in the seventh round on Monday night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Diaz dropped Hidalgo in round one and put him down three times in round seven to end it. Time was 2:13.

Jr welterweight Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (19-2, 16 KOs) scored an all-action eighth round TKO over Nelson Lara (15-6-5, 8 KOs). Lara gave Maldonado all he could handle for seven rounds. Maldonado scored a knockdown in round eight and got the stoppage with his followup. The stoppage was rather quick. Time was 1:30.

Canelo Alvarez’ brother Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (24-3, 13 KOs) won an unpopular eight round unanimous decision over 46-year-old former WBA bantamweight champion John Michael Johnson (31-10, 23 KOs). The fight seemed closer than the official scores of 79-73, 78-74, 77-75. It was Johnson’s second bout following an eleven year layoff.



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour-Kassi Collide on NBCSN Nov 8

Heavyweight powerhouse Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) headlines the final Fight Night edition of 2014 with a ten-round heavyweight battle against Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) on Nov. 8 live from Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The Mansour-Kassi match-up will serve as the main event on a triple header edition of Fight Night. Tickets are on sale now.

This will be the third Fight Night appearance for Mansour, the Southpaw from Philadelphia, PA who lost a narrow decision in a Fight of the Year candidate to Steve “USS” Cunningham in his last Fight Night appearance on Apr. 4 in his hometown of Philadelphia.

“If a guy sits there and bangs out with me, he’s going down,” said a confident Mansour. “I just go in there with the mindset that whoever my opponent is they are going to fight the best fight they ever fought against me so that’s what I prepare for. Whoever it is, I’m prepared for them to come out to be their best.” (more…)



September 29th, 2014

UFC

Cathal Pendred: Now the Show Begins

Heart is a difficult attribute to measure in the fight game. However, it doesn’t take scientific instruments or scales to know that Cathal Pendred has a ton of it . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto Promotions inks Israel Vazquez, son of Wilfredo Vazquez

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Undefeated strawweight Israel “El Heredero” Vázquez signed a exclusive promotional agreement with Miguel Cotto’s, Cotto Promotions, LLC. Vázquez is son of the 3 division former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Sr. and has a professional record of 9-0-2 and 6 KOs.

“I am very happy to be part of this great company, I’m so excited to be back in the ring and follow my dream. Together with my father’s knowledge I know I will succeed,” Israel said. (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Statement from Andre Ward on the Passing of Dan Goossen

“I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Dan Goossen’s passing early this morning. My thoughts and prayers have been with Dan and his family since I received the news of his illness last week. While Dan and I recently had our professional struggles, he was a great man, father and husband. He will be greatly missed by the boxing community. I will continue to keep the Goossen family in my prayers.”



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

NFL’s Antonio Gates Promoter For Detroit Show

By Bob Ryder

Boxing returns to Detroit’s Masonic Temple this Friday night with a new promoter. San Diego Chargers star Antonio Gates enters the boxing promotional ranks as his company AG Promotions presents an 8 bout card put together by matchmaker Carlos Llinas. Gates, a Detroit native, played football at Central High School in the city before embarking on his current star success in the NFL. Headlining Gates’ first boxing venture is promising Motor City welterweight Ronnie Austion. (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hidalgo, Texas

Joseph Diaz 122.5 vs. Raul Hidalgo 123
Fidel Maldonado Jr 141.2 vs. Nelson Lara 141.5
Ricardo Alvarez 145.2 vs. John Michael Johnson 137.5
Antonio Tarver Jr 160 vs. Zachary Briones 157.5

Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucian Bute opponent named: Roberto Bolonti

InterBox has confirmed that former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-2-0, 24 KO) will lace up the gloves against recent WBA title challenger Roberto “The Beast” Bolonti (35-3-0, 24 KO) on Saturday, December 6th at the Montreal Bell Centre. The undercard portion of the program will be unveiled in the next few weeks.

“I wanted to face a quality opponent who is coming to fight. Bolonti is a persistent, come-forward boxer who is difficult to rattle. This is exactly what I need, and exactly what I will train to counter,” stated Bute. (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Photo: Rocky Morales

Photo: Rocky Morales

Statement from the Goossen Family:

“It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications relating to liver cancer. The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and closest friends. Sadness is difficult to escape as we grieve his passing, however we are filled with pride by the fact that Dan Goossen battled this aggressive illness with boundless strength and the last days of his life were fought and lived with unflinching bravery, pure love and grace beyond measure.”

Arrangements are pending and details will be announced in the next few days.



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

I’ve got the scoring and here it is…

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Ed Derian, one of boxing’s best-known ring announcers, passed away Sept. 26 at the age of 77. Promoter J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2004, recalls his days with “this fine young gentleman.”

Tyrone Everett had just finished cleaning Alfredo Escalera’s clock for most of the 15 rounds they fought and ring announcer Ed Derian grabbed the microphone to read the scores. It was Nov. 30, 1976, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia and Escalera’s WBC junior lightweight title belt was mere seconds from being transferred to Everett’s waist.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the scoring as follows: Judge Lou Tress has scored it 145 Escalera, 143 Everett.” Boos rained down from every corner of the building.

I stood there at the ring, my hands on the canvas, and I couldn’t believe that Eddie had just embarrassed himself in front of 16,019 fans, the largest crowd ever to watch a fight indoors in Pennsylvania. How in the world, I thought, could he possibly have read the score backward, especially from a judge from Philadelphia? (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevens on N’Dam: He goes down when he gets hit

By Jerry Glick
Photos by Emily Harney

When Curtis “Showtime” Stevens first hit the New York City fans’ consciousness during 2004-2005 he was known as one of the “Chin Checkers” along with friend and stablemate Jaidon Codrington. The fighters had been given the nickname due to their high percentage of knockouts in the early rounds.

Now only Stevens is knocking ‘em dead.

Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) is set to take on former WBO middleweight belt holder Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in a elimination contest on October 1st, with the victor to face the winner of the October 8th IBF middleweight title fight between defending champion Sam Soliman and challenger, ex-middleweight king Jermain Taylor. (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

WWE Hall of Famer Appearing at Boxing Event

By Matt Thompson

WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas will be appearing at the New England Fights boxing event in Lewiston, Maine Oct. 11th at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee – a building famous for hosting Muhammad Ali’s 1st round KO of Sonny Liston in their 1965 heavyweight championship fight.

The show is headlined by the Northeast Junior Welterweight Championship fight between Brandon Berry (7-0, 5 KO’s) and Eric Palmer (4-3-3) and will also feature Steven Gamache (4-0, 1 KO) in action against Damon Antoine. (more…)



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

On Abraham vs. Smith: Was Paul Smith ‘robbed’ of a world title shot? More . . .  Eddie Hearn demands a rematch. More

Donny LaLonde looks back at his time in the ring. More

Tua-Filimaea pair-up: “Boxing saved my life,” says New Zealand’s Monty Filimaea. More . . . David Tua goes “back to school.” More

 



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayorga, Peter win in Oklahoma City

Former welterweight and super welterweight world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (30-8-1, 24 KOs) needed just 63 seconds to demolish Allen “Funky Cole” Medina (9-24-1, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

In other action, former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (35-5, 28 KOs) knocked out Ron “The Iceman” Aubrey (12-4, 12 KOs) in the first round.

43-year-old former IBF jr middleweight champion “Yory Boy” Campas (103-17-3, 79 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Lanzas (8-20-6, 1 KO).

Former winner of “The Contender” and jr middleweight spoiler Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (32-19, 16 KOs) outpointed Said Ouali (29-5, 21 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Formerly world-ranked welterweight Carson Jones (35-10-3, 26 KOs) knocked out Shannon Miller (25-53-8, 18 KOs) in round three.

Unbeaten middleweight Alex Saucedo (15-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round KO over Miguel Alvarez.



September 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Saturday Rancho Cordova pro boxing results

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

John Abella won six-round split decision over Jesus Sanchez, featherweights; Alberto Torres won by TKO in fourth round over Eric Goodall, junior-lightweights; Luis Cruz fought to four-round draw with Tony Juarez, super-middleweights; Ryan Bourland won four-round unanimous decision over Eric Smith, light heavyweights; Michael Gaxiola won four-round unanimous decision over Adrian Rodriguez, junior-featherweights; Rafael Busuioc won four-round unanimous decision over Percy Peterson, featherweights.



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder

Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win over Georgia’s Brandon Spencer on Saturday night at the Dearborn Performing Arts Center in suburban Detroit. Edwards used his superior technique to outbox Spencer over the 6 round duration to register the win on the judges’ cards by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 x 2. Edwards controlled the contest although probably could have done better if his trainers (including ex champ Tony Tubbs) could get him to throw his jab with more authority. Edwards in using his jab as a pawing range finder instead of an offensive weapon, allowed Spencer to get off an occasional wild shot, one of which momentarily buzzed Edwards in the fourth. Ray held on until his head cleared and went right back to work. Spencer had shot his bolt by then and did little over the last two rounds although he kept up an entertaining chatter with his opponent. Less talk and more action would have served him better as he is now (2-6-1, 2 KOs). The “Cincinnati Kid”  Edwards improves to (9-0, 5 KOs). Heavyweights. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson Retains WIBA Title

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

In her fourth title defense, undefeated WIBA Welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA received the toughest challenge to her title from Arlene Blencowe of Taree, New South Wales, Australia. However, Nelson managed to hang on to her title by 10-round split decision in front of a packed house at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.

Blencowe came out firing and rocked the champion in the first round. However, Nelson was able to maintain her composure and fought back,landing enough blows to hold on to the title.

Judges Alisha Daniels and Gail Jasper scored the bout 96-94 for Nelson while judge Dorothea Perry saw the bout for Blencowe, 97-93. Nelson defends her title for the fourth time and remains undefeated at 11-0-2, one KO. Blencowe, who has held two world titles, is now 2-3. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham targets Sturm-Stieglitz winner

Photo: Sebastian Heger

Photo: Sebastian Heger


‘King’ Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) retained his WBO super middleweight crown with a unanimous points decision against Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) in Kiel, Germany. In front of a sell-out crowd at the Sparkassen-Arena the judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 in favour of the defending champion. “It was a tough fight,” said Abraham. “Paul Smith was by no means an easy opponent and he made me work hard for the win. I was pleased with my performance. I feel that I have proved to myself, to my coach Ulli Wegner and to my fans that I still have what it takes. I’m not in decline and I look forward to more successful defenses of my WBO title.” (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Ring announcer Ed Derian passes

“Ed Derian, who was my ring announcer and, more importantly, my friend, passed away yesterday,” wrote Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz on his Facebook page. “We began working together in the mid-1970s at a time when the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission designated who would be the ring announcer at different fight cards. I finally got that preposterous rule changed in the 1980s and Ed became my steady guy from then until about two years ago when his beloved wife Roxy died. Ed was the in-ring voice for all those great Tuesday Night Fights on USA Network from the Blue Horizon…there are so many Ed Derian stories to tell.”



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Payano-Moreno Full Report/Photo Gallery

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes

As Mike Tyson literally rolled into the Mesquite Arena last night in a Rolls Royce about midway through his first promotion in Texas, for the Big Texas Throwdown, the energy in the crowd picked up at the same time his fights did. His presence at ringside, at this converted rodeo arena, got the fight fans into a frenzy as well as the fighters who were hoping to impress the former undisputed Heavyweight Champ. Tyson also brought a world title fight with him to Texas, understanding that everything is bigger in Texas, as Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (35-3-1, 12KO) of Panama put his title on the line against the #1 contender and undefeated Juan Carlos Payano (16-0, 8KO) from the Dominican Republic for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title in the main event. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Roman defeats Velazquez

Jose “Gato” Roman dominated Hector Velazquez, one of the most experienced boxers in the lightweight division, and successfully defended his WBC CABOFE Lightweight Championship in the 8-round “Path to Glory” main event promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The unanimous decision scores read: 79-73, 80-72, 79-73.

Roman (18-1-1, 12 KOs), who fights out of Garden Grove, Calif. and had a strong contingent of fans at the sold-out Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, used his speed, agility, and intelligence to thoroughly frustrate the 39-year-old Velazquez. To his credit, Velazquez (56-23-3, 38 KOs) tried to tie up Roman at every opportunity, but Roman maneuvered out of the traps and managed to score points on the outside. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

UFC

UFC 178 Post-Fight

Seven fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference: Yoel Romero, Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano, Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor, Chris Cariaso, and Demetrious Johnson . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Hearn to lobby WBO to make Paul Smith mandatory challenger for Arthur Abraham

By James Slater

British fight fans are still shaking their heads over the quite mystifying scorecards that were handed in at the conclusion of last night’s Arthur Abraham-Paul Smith WBO super-middleweight title fight in Germany. Abraham was awarded a wide unanimous decision, with one judge turning in a lopsided 119-109 card. Smith and his team are rightfully angry at such an uneven piece of scoring and now, promoter Eddie Hearn has said, he will lobby the WBO to make Smith the mandatory for Abraham.

Hearn says he doesn’t expect an immediate rematch, but he told The Liverpool Echo that a rematch should definitely happen in time. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Lerena and Gorgiladze meet for WBC Youth title

By Ron Jackson

Kevin Lerena has several good reasons to look forward to his fight against Gogita Gorgiladze on Monday night. If the 22-year-old South African beats the globetrotting visitor from Georgia at Emperors Palace he will win the vacant WBC youth cruiserweight title, take a step closer to international recognition and delight his supporters in the Golden Gloves Promotions tournament.

The unbeaten Lerena has won six of his ten professional fights inside the distance but he has to improve on his unconvincing points victory over Marcos Antonio Ahumada in August.

Gorgiladze, on his second visit to the Gauteng venue, will be equally keen to erase memories of his fourth-round stoppage defeat to Ilunga Makabu in a fight for the vacant IBF youth cruiserweight title in February last year. (more…)



September 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Cano, Prieto battle to a draw

Report/photos Boxing Bob Newman

On May 17, 2014, Mexican lightweights Ivan Cano and Javier Prieto battled to a twelve round draw for Prieto’s WBC Silver lightweight title. The bout was so competitive, why not do it again, right? Tonight in the same city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the two compatriots went at it again, each hoping to do enough to walk away with the win. But instead of “One and Done,” they made it “Twice is Nice” and battled to a majority draw once again, with Prieto retaining his title and his WBC #4 ranking. (more…)



September 28th, 2014




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