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Fight Club LA Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Unbeaten featherweight Diego de la Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth title ...

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Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Braehmer, Konrad make weight

Photos: Sebastian Heger Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Konni Konrad 174.2 (WBA "regular" light heavyweight title) Noel Gevor 197.3 vs. Daniel Sanabria 198.9 Mateusz Masternak 198.5 vs. ...

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Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Dirrell, Rubio, McDonnell, Kameda Workout

Photos: SKIP Entertainment Premier Boxing Champions on CBS fighters were joined by media and fans Thursday at a workout at the PAL Gym ...

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LA Fight Club Weights

LA Fight Club Weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Jesus Ruiz 121.6 Everton Lopes 136 vs. Omar Tineda 136 "Chimpa" Gonzalez 131 vs. Luis ...

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Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Jesse Hart looking for a knockout against another famous son

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./Top Rank Super middleweight prospect Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 17-0, 14 KOs, the son of ...

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June 8th, 2015


Boxing News

Yordan retains WBO Aspac belt

By Jeff Pamungkas

Daud Cino Yordan (34-3, 24 KOs) won unanimous decision over Maxwell Awuku (40-3-1, 26 KOs) of Ghana to retain the lightweight WBO Asia Pacific title belt at DBL Arena, Surabaya City, Indonesia on Saturday (6/6). Yordan displayed vintage boxing by slugging and insisting on a very close distance and opening his defense to lure Awuku for punch trades from the first round until the fourth, but Awuku replied with some good counters. Realizing his close fight challenge was ineffective against Awuku’s dangerous counter punches, the former two division IBO champion, Yordan, changed the tactic by fighting from the distance which resulting a knockdown in the 7th, when Yordan landed a fast right hook to Awuku’s chin. Although leading in scores, Yordan was still going for a knockout in the last two rounds, but Awuku was too slick in avoiding Yordan’s hammers. The judges scored the bout 114 -113, 115-112, 117-110, all in favour of Yordan.



June 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Video Interview: Robert Guerrero

By Jerry Hoffman

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero overcame a knockdown early, but came on late against a game Aron Martinez at Stub Hub Center Saturday afternoon on NBC. Clearly, Guerrero was not at his best, did not fight with intelligence in the early rounds and needed to sweep the final five rounds to earn the decision. The Ghost seemed to lack focus until getting knocked down by Martinez in round four. Guerrero’s first cousin Rochelle Rose Perez suffered a fatal heart attack a couple days ago, which might explain why Robert seemed out of sorts early against Martinez. The split decision win for Guerrero could have gone either way. I had it 96-94 for The Ghost.



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-world champs Igarashi, Shimoda victorious by decision

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former WBC flyweight champ now campaigning in the 115-pound category, Japanese southpaw Toshiyuki Igarashi (21-2-1, 11 KOs), 115, displayed his superior speed and skills in outpunching game Filipino Renerio Arizala (12-2-1, 5 KOs), 113, to win a unanimous nod (99-92, 97-93, 97-94) over ten fast rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been dethroned by compatriot Akira Yaegashi by an upset verdict in April 2013, the lanky lefty Igarashi moved up to the super-flyweight division and thus scored four victories in a row. Arizala fought well, but Igarashi proved too fast and shifty all the way for him to cope with. Accelerating his attack, Igarashi had Arizala on the brink of a knockdown with a fusillade of punches in the eighth and tenth. (more…)



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigley Defends Virginia Welterweight Title in Springfield

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome “The Showstopper” Quigley successfully defended his Virginia State Welterweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Benjamin “Wildcat” Olinga Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. The bout was the main event of the latest in the “Bulldog Brawl” series co-promoted by Jeter Promotions and RBA Promotions. (more…)



June 7th, 2015

UFC

Ebersole Retires After a 15-Year Career

Upon his retirement Saturday night after a loss to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night in New Orleans, Brian Ebersole described his career as a case of cheating the system, but despite not having the world-class wrestling credentials of some of his peers, he not only put together a career to remember in mixed martial arts, but he did it his way, to the tune of a remarkable 51 wins in 70 fights . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Fight Night NOLA Post-fight Replay

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto taking aim at Canelo now

After his spectacular fourth round KO against Daniel Geale, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto said “As I threw my left and he put his right hand down and BOOM.” Cotto gave full credit to trainer Freddie Roach for reviving his career.

Cotto stated he’s happy to move on to a fight with rival Canelo Alvarez at Canelo’s preferred weight of 155.

[On fighting Alvarez] Canelo will just be another fight. If the people want the fight to happen, it will happen.

[On a possible fight against Gennady Golovkin] Why not? After the next fight, we’ll see.

[On his weight] My weight yesterday was 153.6 pounds, you think I’m a middleweight? I’m not.



June 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero, Martinez comments

Welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Aron Martinez commented on Guerrero’s split decision win on Saturday afternoon at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Robert Guerrero: “Aron Martinez came to fight and the fans got to see two warriors go at it. I can’t explain why I go to war so much. I just love to get in there and mix it up. When I got up off the canvas, I told myself…get up and win this fight. Once I started boxing I felt I started dominating the fight.

“We got the victory and now it’s time to move on to some big fights and give the fans the warrior type fights they deserve. I’m an action fighter and I’ll continue to be so. There is something about this arena that makes you want to stand there and trade.”

Aron Martinez: “I’m very happy with my performance. I thought I won the fight. I thought the third scorecard was way out of line. It was a great experience fighting on NBC. I wanted to put on a great fight for the fans and me and Robert did that. I look forward to being more active and fighting again as soon as possible.”



June 7th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night NOLA Main: Henderson KOs Boetsch in 28 Seconds

Despite giving up 10 years to his opponent, 44-year-old Dan “Hendo” Henderson found the fountain of youth in his storied career once more Saturday night, knocking out the 13th-ranked middleweight contender Tim Boetsch in just 28 seconds at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Big Ben wins in the Big Easy

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto annihilates Geale in four

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) impressively destroyed Daniel Geale (31-4, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In his first defense of the belt, Cotto (153.6 lbs.) outboxed and outpunched Geale (157 lbs.). Cotto won round one with hard clean shots to the body and head. Cotto continued to land the more meaningful punches in rounds two and three. Cotto dropped Geale twice in round four and the bout was waved off. First a left hook floored Geale. He then finished Geale with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:28.

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June 6th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night NOLA Prelims: Jordan Wins Louisiana Turf War Over Lewis

The Battle of Louisiana was won by Baton Rouge’s Shawn Jordan Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, with the former LSU fullback knocking out NOLA native Derrick Lewis in the second round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Geale undercard results

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Fernando Vargas (29-9-2, 20 KOs) took former world champion Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez Jr. (24-5-1,19 KOs) the distance in their 8 round featherweight contest. The bout was largely fought in the center of the ring with both fighters cautiously exchanging leather. After a largely uneventful first few opening rounds, Vargas was able to wake up Vazquez Jr. in round four with some heavy hooks to the head which bought him the round. Vargas remained the aggressor throughout the remaining rounds and was able to put forth a convincing performance to win the fight. After eight rounds, the judges awarded the fight to 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75 in favor to Fernando Vargas.

Olympic Chinese silver medalist Zhang Zillei punished fellow heavyweight Glen Thomas over four dominant rounds. Zillei floored Thomas with a right uppercut in round one and continued to lay on the punched against Thomas, who was unable to answer with any reasonable punches. Thomas showed tremendous heart in the 3rd round, throwing some right cross checks but was floored again with a left-right combination to the head from Zillei. Thomas took a knee in the fourth to buy him some time and bravely fought to the end of the fourth round. No surprises with the scorecard as they all favored Zillei by way of 40-33 across the board. Zillei picks up his fourth win and is now 4-0, 2 KOs and Thomas falls to 1-4. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Sonsona barely slips past Arellano

By David Robinett at ringside

In a late bout on Saturday afternoon at StubHub Center, former WBO super flyweight world champion Marvin Sonsona, (20-1-1, 15 KOs) and Jonathan Arellano, (15-6-2, 3 KOs) engaged in a close, tactical affair over ten rounds that Sonsona shaded on the judges’ scorecards 95-95, 96-94, 96-94. The light-hitting Arellano was the aggressor in this fight, coming forward and pressuring Sonsona but more often than not Sonsona effectively countered Arellano coming in with quick punches before darting out of harm’s way. The bout was fought in the featherweight division. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR. hosts a workout for hundreds of fans for his upcoming vacant WBO welterweight title fight against undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS, Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Southern California natives’ fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Bradley vs. Vargas welterweight championship event are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), tickets can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen outpoints Berridge; Muller edges Masternak

By Ron Jackson

In a dull and mauling affair South Africa’s Thomas Oosthuizen outpointed Robert Berridge from New Zealand over 12 rounds at the Emperors Palace on Saturday night. Oosthuizen (80.55kg) came in overweight at the Friday weigh-in and forfeited the title and as a result if Berridge (78.95kg) won the fight he could have claimed the title. The scores were 117-111 twice and 116-112. The fight never rose to any heights with the much shorter Berridge (26-3-1, 21 KOs) spending most the bout chasing and holding Oosthuizen (26-0-2, 14 KOs).

In a grueling cruiserweight ten rounder Johnny Muller (90.55kg) won a ten round split decision over Mateusz Masternak (90.20kg) of Poland. The scores were 95-93 for Masternak and 95-93 twice in favour of Muller. A bloodied Muller took counts in the fifth and seventh rounds, but the knockdown in the fifth was more from a push. Despite his courageous performance Muller appeared fortunate to take the decision. Muller improves his record to 19-4-2, 13 KOs and Masternak drops to 35-3, 25 KOs. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuellar retains WBA title with eighth round TKO over Darchinyan

By David Robinett at ringside

WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar, (27-1, 21 KOs), successfully defended his title with a sudden and violent eighth round stoppage of former three-division champion Vic Darchinyan, (40-8-1, 29 KOs) in the only title bout on the Premier Boxing Champions card from Carson, California.

For seven rounds it was actually anyone’s fight, with the normally aggressive Cuellar stymied by Darchinyan’s boxing and movement. Darchinyan, once himself a feared offensive fighter, wisely chose to keep his distance and instead fought sporadically off his back foot, landing occasional winging left hands that did not hurt the bigger Cuellar, but kept him close on the scorecards.

However, the end suddenly came in round eight, when Cuellar caught Darchinyan flush with a right hand to the cheek the dropped him flat. Darchinyan gamely rose to beat the count, but was clearly shaky. The referee let him continue however, unaware that Darchinyan’s corner was waving the white towel. The stoppage though came soon after, as Cuellar immediately pounced on the wobbly Darchinyan, prompting the immediate stoppage at 1:04 of round eight.



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero comes off canvas to win by split decision

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In the Premier Boxing Champions’s main event from Carson, California, former four-division titlist Robert Guerrero, (33-3-1, 18 KOs), survived a knockdown and struggled to a split decision victory over club fighter Aron Martinez, (19-4-1, 4 KOs), in a ten-round welterweight bout.

From the opening bell it was clear Martinez had the advantage in size and strength, and it showed in the early rounds, with both fighters exchanging in close quarters along the ropes but Martinez getting in the harder, more damaging punches. Martinez shocked the half-full StubHub Center by dropping Guerrero right before the bell in round four with an accumulation of punches during an extended exchange on the ropes, punctuated with a right hook which had Guerrero in serious trouble. Fortunately for Guerrero, the damage from the knockdown was mitigated by the break between rounds. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Quick Results from StubHub Center

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated super lightweight prospect Alejandro Luna (18-0, 13 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over 38-year-old former world champion Cristobal Cruz (40-16-3, 24 KOs) by scores of 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

Former world champion and fan favorite Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (23-5, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Delray Raines (20-11-1, 14 KOs) in a middleweight clash. Angulo dropped Raines in round four and twice in round five to end it. Time was 2:16.

WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) retained his title by eighth round TKO over former world titlist Vic Darchinyan (40-8-1, 29 KOs). Darchinyan’s corner threw the towel after he was knocked down with a right hook. Time was 1:04. The bout featured good two-way action until the 39-year-old Darchinyan got caught.

Former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Aron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs) in a welterweight clash on Saturday afternoon at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Guerrero survived a fourth round knockdown to go on to win by scores of 97-92, 95-94 for Guerrero and 95-94 for Martinez, who gave “The Ghost” a scare.

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) scored a third round KO over Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs). Breazeale scored one knockdown in round two and two knockdowns in round three. Time was 1:49.

Opening up the action from the Stub Hub Center, 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs) dominated Todd Manuel (10-6-1, 1 KO) of Louisiana, winning a one-sided eight round unanimous decision in a super lightweight bout. Molina outboxed and outworked Manuel in route to a 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73.



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley aiming to KO Vargas on June 27

Former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr., deep in training for his upcoming clash with undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs), from Las Vegas, NV, for the vacant WBO welterweight world title (although Floyd Mayweather has recently clouded that issue), hosted a workout today that was open to hundreds of fans who packed Bradley’s Gym. Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., has held a world title every year since 2008. He will be looking to extend that streak when he tries to regain the title he first won off Manny Pacquiao in 2012.

Here is what Bradley and his trainer Joel Diaz had to say:

Timothy Bradley: “I want to be strong and get a decisive win over Vargas – like knock him out and put him to sleep. I know he’s going to have a will to win but I am generating more power in camp. I’ve gone back to my roots in training, doing things which got me to this high level. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

And still WBO welterweight champion: Mayweather granted extension to July 3rd

By David Finger

The issue regarding the status of Floyd Mayweather’s WBO welterweight title appears closer to a resolution after Mayweather requested an extension of time to make his decision.

Mayweather wrote a letter, which was sent on the afternoon of June 1st, to the WBO stating unequivocally that he was “pleased and proud to be recognized and acknowledged as a WBO champion.” (Fightnews had originally reported that there had been no action from Mayweather). The champion asked for an extension of time until August 1st to respond to the WBO’s letter dated on May 22nd (in which the WBO required Mayweather to surrender either his WBO welterweight belt or the 154 pound WBC and WBA belts. The WBO did not prohibit Mayweather from retaining his WBC or WBA welterweight titles however). (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigley defends Virginia State welterweight title in Springfield

By Gary “Digital” Williams

A large contingent of young boxers make their way to the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA Saturday for the newest co-promotion by Jeter Promotions and RBA Promotions.

The main event has undefeated Montgomery Village, MD welterweight Gerome “The Showstopper” Quigley (7-0, six KO’s) defending his Virginia State Welterweight title against Benjamin “Wildcat” Olinga of DC (1-9) in a six-round contest. The undefeated Quigley (7-0, six KO’s) won his title on the last Jeter/RBA card on March 28 at the ABC Complex, scoring a fifth-round TKO over Richard “Tiger” Lee Hall. Quigley has knocked out his last four opponents. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather gets ball rolling for Sept 12 fight

Mayweather Promotions had requested the date of September 12, 2015 to promote a boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be shown on PPV. The Nevada State Athletic Commission will likely approve that request at a meeting next Thursday. The card will likely feature ring legend Floyd Mayweather vs. an opponent to be named.



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Cotto-Geale undercard weights

Miguel Cotto 153.6 vs. Daniel Geale 157
(WBC middleweight title)

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr 126 vs. Fernando Vargas 124.4
Zhang Zhilei 262.4 vs. Glenn Thomas 215
Junior Younan 172.4 vs. Mike Sawyer 178
Jose Lopez 126 vs. Angel Luna 125.8
Dustin Fleischer 142.6 vs. Karim Miller 140.8
Shawn Simpson 119.6 vs. Damon Simon 119.6

Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Roc Nation/Cotto Promotions
TV: HBO



June 6th, 2015

UFC

Dan Henderson: The Legend Returns in NOLA

Time may not wait for any man, but it seems as if Father Time is one who fears and respects Dan Henderson . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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TONIGHT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 188 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO #10 Caparello defeats Belghecham

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBO #10 super middleweight Blake Caparello (21-1-1, 6 KOs) clearly outscored Affif Belghecham (21-8-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds at the Melbourne, Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday to capture the vacant PABA and WBO Oriental titles. The Australian 168 pound southpaw controlled most of the rounds as he consistently outworked the shorter Frenchman to win by scores of 99-92, 97-93, 97-93.

This was the second victory for Caparello since he unsuccessfully challenged for the WBO light heavyweight crown when he dropped the champion Sergey Kovalev in round one but was stopped in round two. (more…)



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Erie, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Antonio Nieves 120.9 vs. Gabor Molnar 119.7
Wesley Tucker 147.6 vs. Deartie Tucker 146.3
Alvin Varmall Jr. 198 vs. Ernerst Reyna 198
Demetrius Banks* vs. Keith Jackson 184.2
Alfred Hall* vs. Wilfredo Flores 145
Ramiro Hernandez 131.5 vs. Jari Montoya 132.7
Ivan Hernandez 145 vs. Carlos Nieves 142.5
Antonio Conigliaro 120.2 vs. Jesus Gonzalez 122.2
Alejandro Salinas 134.4 vs. Jose Jimenez 137
Alfred Hall and Demetrius Banks will weigh in Saturday morning

Promoter: Bizzarro Promotions
Venue: Presque Isle Downs Casino



June 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerrero-Martinez Weights from Carson, CA

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Robert Guerrero 145.6 vs. Aaron Martinez 146.6
Dominic Breazeale 260.5 vs. Yasmany Consuegra 231

Jesus Cuellar 125.8 vs. Vic Darchinyan 125.4
(WBA featherweight title)
Alfredo Angulo 162.2 vs. Delray Raines 160
Marvin Sonsona 127.6 vs. Jonathan Arrellano 128
Oscar Molina 153.6 vs. Todd Manuel 151.4
Alejandro Luna 135 vs. Cristobal Cruz 135.6
Victor Betancourt 131 vs. Juan Ruiz 128.6
Fabian Maidana 145.2 vs. David Nelson 144
Anthony Flores 145 vs. Joaquin Chavez 144.6
Jessie Roman 144 vs. Donald Ward 145.6

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: NBC

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June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Jones Jr. vs. Santiago in St Maarten

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Miami-based boxing Promoter Archie Keaton, CEO of Archie Keaton Entertainment, has successfully inked a tree year tourism deal with the government of St Maarten.

The project commences with a long discussed grudge match between former world champion and future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. and two-time world title challenger Danny Santiago on August 29 in Phillipsburg, St Maarten. Keaton has hired well known matchmaker Will Ruiz to put together world class matches.



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen forfeits IBO light heavyweight title on the scales

By Ron Jackson

IBO light heavyweight champion Thomas came in overweight on Friday for his clash Robert against Robert Berridge of New Zealand and as a result has forfeited his title. The fight will still take place and if Berridge wins he can claim the belt.

The fight has now been moved down the card and he is likely to face the ire of many extremely disappointed spectators when he arrives at Emperors Palace.

The South African was expected to retain his title by beating the New Zealander at the venue near Kempton Park. His supporters also expected him to prove he is one of the best in the world in the division.

Now Oosthuizen, who has a history of ill-discipline, has probably blown everything, including the goodwill of those who had helped him to win two “world” titles, such as promoter Rodney Berman and trainer Harold Volbrecht. (more…)



June 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night NOLA at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson and the heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7pm / 4pm PT.MAIN EVENT
Dan Henderson (186) VS Tim Boetsch (185.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Matt Mitrione (255) VS Ben Rothwell (265)
Yancy Medeiros (159.5**) VS Dustin Poirier (156)
Brian Ortega (146) VS Thiago Tavares (146)
Anthony Birchak (136) VS Joe Soto (136)
Alex Caceres (136) VS Francisco Rivera (136)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Derrick Lewis (264.5) VS Shawn Jordan (263.5)
Omari Akhmedov (171) VS Brian Ebersole (170.5)
Christos Giagos (155.5) VS Chris Wade (155.5)
Justin Edwards (156) VS Joe Proctor (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jake Collier (185.5) VS Ricardo Abreu (183)
Leonardo Morales (140*) VS Jose Quinonez (135)

*Morales has two hours to make weight

**Medeiros came in overweight – he will be fined 20% of his purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled.

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW ORLEANS is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

Unbeaten middleweight Esquiva Falcoa (left) of Brazil and unbeaten super middleweight
Jesse Hart of Philadelphia have been training at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas.

Falcoa will box on the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV event at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on Friday, June 26.

Jesse Hart will return to action this fall.



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Falcao, Lopes in action in Brazil

Rising Brazilian undefeated fighters, 2012 Brazilian Olympic Bronze Medalist Yamaguchi Falcao (6-0, 2 KOs) and 2008 and 2012 Brazilian Olympic team member Everton Lopes (2-0, 1 KOs), return to their native land to headline an exciting night of boxing this Saturday at the Arena Santos in Santos, Brazil live on Globosat. Co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Arano Box, the fight card is set to keep fight fans on the edge of their seats with a night packed with competitive matches.

Headlining the event, Yamaguchi Falcao will take on the undefeated Jose Carlos “Puro” Paz (17-2, 9 KOs) of Argentina in an eight-round middleweight bout. In the co-main event Everton Lopes of Bahia, Brazil will face off in a six-round lightweight fight against Marcelo “El Mago” Mesa (6-2-1) of Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina.



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather WBO deadline passes with no action from champ

Mayweather poised to be stripped of title? WBO deadline passes with no action from champion

By David Finger

For undisputed pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, he may be going into his next fight with a little less gold around his waist. The World Boxing Organization had given Mayweather until June 1st to announce his intentions regarding the welterweight championship, a deadline that has come and gone with no action from Floyd.

“the Championship Committee will consider the petition on behalf of Mayweather,” a WBO executive said of the passed deadline. No date has been set for the meeting of the Championship Committee.

The deadline was first made public after an attorney for Floyd Mayweather, John R. Hornewer, wrote a letter on May 20th to the WBO expressing concern over the Bradley vs. Vargas fight being billed as for the “vacant WBO Welterweight” title.

“For Mr. Mayweather to pick up the paper and read that another promotional company has announced that it is staging a bout for the same WBO title that Mr. Mayweather won in the ring, currently holds and has not relinquished, was extremely disappointing to him and his team.” Horner stated in his letter. (more…)



June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto, Geale make weight

Photos: Héctor Santos Guía/Miguel Cotto Promotions & Roc Nation Sports

Miguel Cotto 153.6 vs. Daniel Geale 157
(WBC middleweight championship)

Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Roc Nation/Cotto Promotions
TV: HBO

Contractually, both Cotto and Geale had to make 157 lbs. for the fight.

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June 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Redkach-Zlaticanin on Sho Extreme

With a shot at a lightweight world title on the line, undefeated world-ranked contenders Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach and Dejan “El Dinamita” Zlaticanin will square off in a 12-round eliminator Saturday, June 13, in the main event of Showtime Boxing on Sho Extreme at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The winner between Redkach (18-0, 14 KOs), of Los Angeles, and Zlaticanin (16-0, 9 KOs), of Montenegro, becomes the mandatory challenger to WBC champ Jorge Linares. (more…)



June 5th, 2015




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