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Photos: Hopkins-Shumanov Press Conference

Photos: Hopkins-Shumanov Press Conference

Photos: Mike Greenhill Future Hall of Famer and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut ...

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Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in ...

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Provodnikov-Algieri kickoff presser

Provodnikov-Algieri kickoff presser

Photos: Peter Frutkoff World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov makes the first defense of his ...

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Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

By Sam Geraci Photos: Bob Ryder Unbeaten jr lightweight Ronny Rios (23-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over ...

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Leonso Nunez The much anticipated test of Tijuana female flyweight Brenda Flores (7-2, 2KOs) went down last Friday ...

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Boxing News

Weights from Laredo, Texas

Photos: Top Rank

Gilberto Ramirez 166 vs. Don Mouton 162.75
Jose Ramirez 141.25 vs. Javier Perez 143
Roberto Marroquin 132.5 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 132.75
Alex Saucedo vs. Francisco Reza 147
Jerren Cochran 127.5 vs. Sergio Gomez 127.5
Angel Hernandez 135.5 vs. Eddie Ramirez 138.25

Venue: Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas
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January 31st, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Cotto Promotions

Edgardo Lopez 129.4 vs. Miguel Soto 130
(CABOFE super featherweight title)

Jeffrey Fontanez 134.9 vs. Orlando Vazquez 135
Carlos Cotto 238 vs. Oscar Adorno 197
Christopher Diaz 126 vs.Jose Rodriguez 124
Yomar Alamo 132 vs. Hector Velez 132
Angel Acosta 109 vs. Alexis Diaz 106.8
Antonio Ortiz.142 vs. Henry Lopez 141
Harold Reyes 114 vs. Eduardo Rivera 114
William Pagan 132 vs. Emanuel Class 135

Promoter: Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment and Top Rank
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, PR
TV: WAPA 2 Deportes / WAPA America

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January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from West Virginia

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Tommy Karpency 180 vs. Rayco Saunders 174
Daniel Martz 249 vs. Dante Craig 236
Jeremiah Karpency 226 vs. Rubin Williams 227
Brett Simmons 145 vs. Cliff Gregory 144
Dan Karpency 153.5 vs. Greg Thomas 152.5

Venue: Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV
Promoter: Dyer Promotions



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

Kenia Enriqez 111.25 vs Selene Lopez 111.25
Sandra Robles 114.5 vs Maria Gastelum 115.5
Brenda Flores 116.75 vs Mireya Ochoa 116.75
Dario Garibay 140.25 vs Cristian Lopez 139.5
Victor Fonseca 150 vs Gerardo Mendoza 150
Jose Torres 148.75 vs Jose Arteaga 148.75
Rafael Rivera 127.75 vs Cristian Scott 129
David Benavides 174.25 vs Omar Aizpuro 169.75

When: Friday, January 31st, 8PM
Where: Tecate Box Tour, Tijuana, Mexico
Promoter: Mayen Promotions with Zanfer

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January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Mike Jimenez 174.5 vs. Skyler Thompson 175
Simon Buettner 175 vs. Greg Sykes 172
Roy Navarro 147 vs. Thomas Amaro 146
Eddie Ramirez 140 vs. Mateo Soto 133
Joey Hefferle 137 vs. Justin Gauthier 137.5
Fidel Navarrete 126.5 vs. James Owens 124.5
Nick Asberry 234 vs. Raymundo Lopez 233

Venue: Belvedere Events & Banquests, Elk Grove Village, IL
Promoter: Hitz Boxing



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

WV2, All Star Boxing part ways

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBO featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. has been given his release from All Star Boxing. The promotional company has had a long running relationship with the Vazquez family spanning two generations, however promoter Tuto Zabala Jr. met with Vazquez Jr and his father, former champion Wilfredo Vazquez Sr, in Puerto Rico during the week and came to a harmonious agreement to give Vazquez his promotional freedom. WV2 had been scheduled to headline a March 14 card in Kissimmee, Florida.



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Rubio-Spada lands on April 5 in Chihuahua, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The fight for the vacant WBC interim middleweight world title between Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and Domenico “Vulcano” Spada will be held on April 5 at the Grand Stadium Delicias in Chihuahua, México. Rubio will continue training in Oxnard, California and the event will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa in Mexico.



January 31st, 2014

AWE TV

Weights from Cardiff, Wales

Lee Selby 125.5 vs. Rendall Munroe 124.3
(EBU/British featherweight title)

Gavin Rees 135 vs. Gary Buckland 134.8
Anthony Joshua 244 vs. Dorian Darch 238

Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: AWE TV



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Chicago’s 2014 Boxing Comeback

By Sam Geraci

To say that Chicago’s 2014 boxing scene is going through a renaissance might be an overstatement, but after a review of the 2014 schedule along with talks involving boxing insiders, it’s clear that Chicagoland promoters and fighters are going to be major players in deciding how 2014 is going to be remembered. In the next 30 days alone, Chicagoland will host three cards. Two of those cards will be televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights, February 7 and February 28, while one of those cards will be tonight at the Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL, featuring the return of local fan favorite Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez who recently returned from sparring at the Wildcard in Hollywood, CA. (more…)



January 31st, 2014

UFC

The Jersey Devil Ready to Emerge From Purgatory

New Jersey’s own Nick Catone faces Tom “Kong” Watson this weekend at UFC 169 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, and for the hometown fighter, it’s a chance to put his recent performances in the rear view and start 2014 off on a right note . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 31st, 2014

Twitter Watch

Oscar’s advice to Victor Ortiz: Call it a day

After some lively feedback, Oscar later clarified his comment, tweeting: “Call it a day, not a career @VICIOUSortiz he needs a good long rest because if you remember his fights are always exciting.” And later Oscar added “GoldenBoy will always stand with victor.”



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin-Adama to be telecast in over 100 countries, but the USA isn’t one of them

By Karl Freitag

Saturday’s big Gennady Golovkin-Osumanu Adama WBA/IBO world middleweight championship fight in Monte Carlo will be shown in over 100 countries, it was announced Friday by the promoters of Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza. Boxing fans in Australia, Austria, the Baltic States, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France/Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latin America, the Middle East, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, can all see the fight, but unless something changes very quickly, American fight fans will be left out in the cold.

HBO, the network that has Golovkin under contract, opted to show another replay of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” rather than pick up the live international feed of Golovkin-Adama. Considering that Golovkin’s most recent fight against Curtis Stevens was HBO’s third highest rated boxing match for 2013 averaging 1.4 million viewers, it’s hard to fathom why the network would reject this chance to showcase one of its biggest stars.



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Collazo: I want Floyd here in New York

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Photo: Ed Mulholland

After his shock KO of Victor Ortiz, welterweight Luis Collazo says he wants to face Floyd Mayweather. “I want what the fans want,” commented Collazo in the ring after the fight. “I want Floyd here in New York. Bring Floyd here to New York. He stays in Vegas. I’m tired of going to Vegas. I would love for him to come in NYC, here in Brooklyn at the Barclay. Floyd, if you’re watching let’s make it happen man!”

Regarding his big win, Collazo stated “I’m not a big puncher, but a hook on a hooker is deadly. A lot of people say I can’t punch, but I dunno.”

Meanwhile Victor Ortiz stated, “I’m good. I got caught. No big deal. It happens. I put my heart out there.”



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from West Orange, NJ

Elvir Muriqi 171.8 vs. Blake Caparello 174.5
Dusty Harrison 146.2 vs. Tim Witherspoon Jr 146.5
Luis Rosa 122.1 vs. Jorge Diaz 121.7
Mike Faragon 142.5 vs. Ivan Zavala 145.5
Louis Cruz 135.5 vs. Jose Santiago 134.8
Patrick Day 154.2 vs. Guillermo Ibarra 152
Wanzell Ellison 130.9 vs. Esteban Villalba 134.2
Patrick Farrell 202 vs. Lucas St. Claire 185.3
Samuel Teah 138.5 vs. Andrew Bentley 133
Junior Younan 166.5 vs. Thomas Allen 160

Venue: Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange, NJ
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: ESPN2



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tony Harrison, arguably the most talented in Detroit, says he wants to win a world title by representing the Motor City. More

Angelo Prospero of Summerville, N.Y. will be inducted into the New York Boxing Hall of Fame. More

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn returns to Cardiff with a May lineup. More

Former champ Mike Alvarado has been linked to an SUV crash in Denver. More



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Monthly Sands Bethlehem series begins Feb 22

Hall of Famer “Iron” Mike Tyson has announced a new monthly boxing series, “KO Kings of Tomorrow,” starting February 22, at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. WBA #9 featherweight Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (14-1, 11 KOs) takes on Mexican invader Jose Angel “Pepe” Beranza (36-28-2, 28 KOs) in the 10-round main event, while two-time Dominican Republic Olympian Juan Carlos Payano (14-0, 8 KOs) faces battle-tested Mexican veteran German “Panteonero” Meraz (46-28-1, 25 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature.

Tyson also announced that he will perform his acclaimed one-man show, “Undisputed Truth,” on Feb. 20 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. (more…)



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Hitz Boxing returns to the Belvedere

The crowd-pleasing series “Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Belvedere” returns tonight to the Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village, IL. Super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) of Chicago tests his undefeated record against Rockford veteran Skylar Thompson (12-10, 10 KOs) in main event. In a special feature attraction, heavyweights with perfect records will go toe-to-toe as Simon “The Punisher” Buettner (5-0, 3 KOs) of Carpentersville, IL takes on Waterloo, Iowa’s Greg Sykes (3-0, 2 KOs). (more…)



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Collazo KOs Ortiz in round two; Gomez tops Arnett; Russell KOs Tamayo

By Mariano A. Agmi and Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

In front of 8,050 of his hometown fans at the Barclays Center, former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) scored the most impressive victory of his career, destroying what was left of “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KOs) with a picture perfect counter right hook to the chin in round two that caused the Mexican American to stagger towards the red corner where he would take a knee for a ten count. Ortiz came out aggressively in round one, attempting to impose his physical strength while landed a few body shots. Collazo’s defensive prowess was in display, as he made Ortiz miss but was unable to land anything of significance in return. Ortiz, fighting for the first time since breaking his jaw in a ninth round TKO loss to Josesito Lopez in June 2012, won the close round with his aggression. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Ramirez-Mouton presser

Photos: Top Rank

U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez, undefeated WBC #3 ranked Middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Laredo mayor Raul G. Salinas, George Foreman Jr., Don Mouton and Javier Perez attend the press conference for their upcoming feature fights on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate card, televised on UniMas, Saturday, Feb 1 from the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas. Gilberto Ramirez takes on Don Mouton in the main event and Jose Ramirez battles Javier Perez in a 6-round feature bout. Top Rank is promoting in association with Foreman Brothers Promotions. photos



January 30th, 2014

UFC

Bisping cleared for Kennedy fight on April 16

They’ve been battling it out for months on social media, but on April 16 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will settle their score for real in the Octagon. UFC President Dana White announced today that Bisping, who was recovering from a detached retina, was medically cleared for the bout, which will headline a card which also features the Ultimate Fighter Nations final.

In addition to Bisping-Kennedy and the TUF Nations finals at welterweight and middleweight, coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke will meet at 170 pounds, and in preliminary card action, lightweights KJ Noons and Sam Stout square off in a strikers’ duel, and Toronto’s Mark Bocek takes on Evan Dunham. Plus, TUF 18′s Tim Gorman makes his UFC debut against Mitch Gagnon. The event will air on FOX Sports 1.

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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine still chasing Mayweather fight despite inability to stop late sub

38-year-old former world champion Anthony Mundine said he was disappointed he didn’t stop little known late sub Gunnar Jackson on Wednesday night but will likely return in April to continue to chase big fights with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A new music video from the British band Rudimental features the pro boxer Burrell Brothers and a cameo by the IBF belt. 119,730 YouTube views to date. See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ak-Y60RoM

L.A. pop music group ZupaNova will perform at Hollywood Fight Night 7 on February 6 at the famed Florentine Gardens Hollywood located at 5955 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The Florentine Gardens card will also feature the world’s shortest ring card girl Elena Petite, who is 4’4″ tall.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Argenis Mendez regains IBF title when KO loss is changed to a no decision

By Karl Freitag

The January 3 IBF jr lightweight fight between Rances Barthelemy and Argenis Mendez in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has officially been changed to a “no decision,” and as a result Mendez will be given back his IBF title. The Minnesota Office of Combative Sports now reflects the result change on their website. Barthelemy dropped Mendez near the end of round two, then connected with a clean combination just after the bell that knocked Menedez out. Barthelemy was announced as the new champion, but the Mendez camp successfully protested and the result was thrown out.

According to the official ruling issued by Ken B. Peterson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Depertment of Labor & Industry, “both parties agree that at least one punch was thrown after the bell signaling the end of round 2,” and “the referee’s ruling that Mr. Mendez had been legally knocked out was inadvertent through what can only be considered human error. Referee Podgorski acknowledges that he was getting into position, but the bell sounded while he was circling so his decision was based upon what he could hear and see at the time.”

In conclusion, the ruling states:

“The law requires that a Commissioner overrule the referee and enforce the plain language of the rules. For the purposes of the State of Minnesota, the boxing contest between Mr. ndez and Mr. Barthelemy is a No Decision.

“The State of Minnesota is indifferent regarding the issue of who is the holder of the Super Featherweight title of the International Boxing Federation as a result of this decision. The International Boxing Federation, not the State of Minnesota, has authority over its titles.”



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez-Kolodziej face-off in Berlin

By Przemek Garczarczyk

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (21-1, 14 KOs) and Polish #1 IBF challenger Paweł Kołodziej (33-0, 18 KOs) faced off today at press conference in Berlin to announce their world championship fight on March 8.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Frampton faces Cazares in WBC eliminator

Irish super bantamweight contender Carl Frampton is one step away from a mega-money showdown against Mexican superstar Leo Santa Cruz. The undefeated super-bantamweight ace will first have to get past Hugo Cazares on April 4th in a showdown at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. The show, billed as ‘This is Belfast’, will see Frampton take on the former two-time world champion in front of what is expected to be yet another sold out arena.

“Hugo Cazares is a former two-weight world champion from Mexico who brings a lot of experience and skill with him,” said Frampton. “I can’t wait to get back in front of the amazing Belfast crowd and secure my shot at the WBC world title. I have progressed so much in the last twelve months both in the boxing ring and out of it, and I believe that the next twelve months will bring me even more success and more importantly the world title. It’s fantastic to be boxing at home for the fourth consecutive time and to be fighting a former two-weight world champion in a final eliminator for the world title,” he said. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Alvarado accused of driving SUV into lake

Bizarre news report out of Denver says police believe former world champion Mike Alvarado intentionally dumped a damaged SUV into a lake. Alvarado’s trainer Henry Delgado says “Mile High Mike” was not involved in the incident.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Freddie Roach says his former charge Amir Khan can upset Mayweather

By James Slater

The fight has still not been announced as official yet, but most boxing people seem to think superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr WILL do as expected and next fight British star Amir Khan. Boxing fans are waiting patiently for Mayweather’s announcement, and maybe over the Super Bowl weekend, Floyd will put an end to any and all speculation. But one man has a very good idea of what will transpire in the ring if Mayweather does indeed fight Khan on May 3rd: Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach. Roach was a guest on Sky Sports’ Ringside: Toe to Toe podcast this week and he said he feels his former pupil can cause the shock and upset Mayweather “if he fights the correct fight.”

“That’s not an easy fight,” Roach said of Mayweather Vs. Khan. “I’ve always said Amir has the right style to beat Floyd if he fights correctly and doesn’t stay in the pocket too long. I always thought he could beat him with his speed. I think he’s faster than Mayweather and that’s what it takes to beat him. Floyd might have his hands full on the night.” (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF ruling on Groves-Froch purse split

Earlier today the IBF/USBA Board of Directors reviewed the arguments of George Groves and his attorney to increase his percentage of a potential purse bid split for the rematch with Carl Froch from the standard 15% for the boxer rated #3 or below to 25% . Carl Froch and his attorneys argued to maintain the standard split of 85% to the Champion and 15% to the challenger. The Board voted unanimously to maintain the 85%-15% split.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Decision on WBC Presidency coming in February

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC will seek to decide its next president on February 11 to replace the recently deceased Jose Sulaiman, who headed the organization for 38 years. In addition to odds on favorite Mauricio Sulaiman, Rex Walker, General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, Bob Logist, Mauro Betti, Houcine Houichi and Charles Giles are also candidates. The choice will come from a vote shaped by 26 members representing 10 WBC confederations (each having two votes) plus the vote of the six vice presidents. The new president must get 75 percent of the vote, representing 19 to 19.5 of the 26 available votes. The election will be held at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. The WBC Board of Governors has not yet decided if the press will be admitted. Regardless of the winner, there are indications that the WBC wants to keep its headquarters in Mexico City.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Maduma returns February 5 in Montreal

Undefeated NABF lightweight champion Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (15-0, 9 KOs) will make his first NABF title defense on Wednesday night, February 5 against Mexican knockout artist John Carlo Aparicio (26-7, 21 KOs) on an already sold out private show held at New City Gas in Montreal, Canada. World-class welterweight Antonin Decarie (28-2, 8 KOs) faces Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (21-5, 9 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature. The undercard will showcase super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (8-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout; light middleweight Mian Hussain (7-0, 4 KOs) and lightweights Ibrahim “Fireman” Kamal (9-1, 6 KOs), Michael “L’Unique” Gadbois (9-0-2 (3 KOs) and Chris Plaitis (5-0-1) in separate six-round fights; and welterweight Mitch Louis-Charles (2-1-1, 1 KOs) and light heavyweight Erik Bazinyan (2-0, 2 KOs) in four-round matches. All opponents will soon be announced.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Vinsanity returns Feb 27 in Niagara Falls

Report & Photos: Bob Caico

At the end of 2011 welterweight Vincent Arroyo (12-1, 7 KOs) of Amherst, NY was a hot topic in boxing circles. He had just won his second fight in a row as the headliner on ShoBox defeating Hector Sanchez. Five months earlier he decisioned unbeaten Willie Nelson, knocking him down three times in the process. In his last four fights his opponents were 57-1-2, he registered three wins and in his lone loss he had the then undefeated Mike Dallas almost out in the last round.

So here we are in the beginning of 2014 and we haven’t seen “Vinsanity” since. “I had some complications, the people I was working with were preventing me from fighting so I had to handle that the best possible way,” explained Arroyo. “Now Vincent Arroyo is back to put Buffalo back on the map and this is where I belong.” The 26-year old fighter had a bright future after his last win and he believes he still is on track for greatness. “It definitely set me back, but I assure you it’s in the past and there is more to come and I am excited for the future.” (more…)



January 30th, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC 169 preliminary card airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass will showcase a slew of up and comers plus a few notable veterans, all vying for a shot at the main card with an impressive win on Saturday night. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

PA State cruiserweight title fight expected to be a war

Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Joey Eye Boxing returns to Harrah’s Chester Friday night with another promising boxing show that pits two of his regular performers against each other in what figures to be a testy 10-rounder for the Pennsylvania state cruiserweight championship. Tony Ferrante, 12-4, 7 KOs, 1 NC, and Anthony Caputo Smith, 14-2, 10 KOs, have both headlined previous Joey Eye cards before. But on Friday, the Philly-area boxers will square off for local bragging rights, a state title belt, and their Italian pride. Who knows which of these is most important to the fighters?

Ferrante makes his first appearance in the ring since his incredible KO of Isa Akberbayev in New York one year ago. That outrageous upset was ultimately changed to a No Contest after the Philadelphian “failed” a post fight drug test. Ferrante and his team were shocked by the test results and have claimed them to be bogus ever since. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Caparello ready to make U.S. debut Friday night

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (18-0-1, 6 KOs) will make his debut on American turf Friday when he will headline on ESPN Friday Night Fights against veteran Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriq (40-5, 24 KOs) in the ten round main event at the Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange, New Jersey. Caparello, 27 years, has been made a solid favorite to defeat Muriqi with Australian betting agencies. The Australian was impressive in his most recent ring outing in scoring a dominant twelve round decision over formerly world-rated American Alan Green who he defeated to capture the IBO world 175 pound title during October 2013. (Caparello religuished the IBO title recently.)

Other American light heavyweights who have been defeated by the 6.1″ Aussie southpaw are Aaron Pryor jnr, Kevin Engel and Dante Craig, all three fights in 2012. Caparello’s toughest fight was against New Zealand 175 pounder Robert Berridge who he outscored over ten rounds in 2012. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin-Adama presser and GGG workout

Video: GGG Promotions
Photos: Abel Sanchez

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is finalizing preparations for his tenth world title defense this Saturda against world ranked challenger Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo. Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) will defend his titles in the main event of Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza for his return to Monaco at the Salles des Etoiles.

In March 2013, Golovkin knocked out former world champion Nobuhiro Ishida in the third round in Monaco. Golovkin has stopped 15 opponents in a row and holds the highest KO percentage among all active world champions in boxing in addition to the highest in middleweight division history. Adama (22-3, 16 KOs), has previously challenged then IBF middleweight titlist Daniel Geale in March 2012, losing a close decision in Australia.

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January 30th, 2014




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