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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Classy Australian lightweight Cameron Glass scored a tenth round knockout over Brendan Saunders to capture the WBF Asia Pacific title at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Saunders controlled rounds one and two but in round three Glass found the range for his combinations and visibly hurt his opponent several times in the following rounds. The action see-sawed with both boxers having good rounds but in round ten a booming right hand from Glass dropped Saunders and referee Gary Dean crowned Glass. (more…)
Heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will settle their differences once and for all on November 22 at the ExCeL London. The bitter rivals have built up a lot of anger and frustration over the postponement of their fight last month and are now set to battle it out in an explosive battle for the European and Vacant British titles and a Final Eliminator for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship.
Londoner Chisora withdrew from the first fight after fracturing his hand in sparring on the week prior to the fight and top ten world ranked Alexander Ustinov was brought in to fight Fury. On the night before the show Fury’s uncle and first pro trainer, Hughie, was taken critically ill into hospital and Fury was withdraw by his other uncle and current trainer, Peter, feeling that he was not mentally prepared for the fight. (more…)
Former WBA superflyweight champion, Venezuelan Liborio Solis (18-3) stopped Mexican Jose Carlos Vargas (13-10) on the main event of a six fights card celebrated on Saturday night at Gimnasio Yuyin Luzcando in Panama City, Panama.
After trading power punches, Vargas went to the canvas at the end of the first round. In the second Solis dropped his opponent twice forcing referee Guillermo Perez to declare a TKO exactly one minute into that round.
Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes
In a clash of young prospects, welterweight Edgar “El Nene” Ortega (15-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over previously undefeated Daniel Rosario (8-1, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City.
Both fighters had their moments in a bout that offered good two-way action. Scores were 95-95 and 98-92, 97-93 for Ortega, who claimed the vacant WBO Latin welterweight title. Rosario is trained by Evangelista Cotto.
In a war between unbeaten welterweights, Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (16-0, 12 KOs) scored an impressive ninth round TKO over James “Keep ‘em Sleepin” Stevenson (21-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Great two-way action in every round. Vasquez dropped Stevenson in round eight and the bout was waved off in round nine. Time was :25.
In a great fight, lightweight Monty Meza Clay (36-3, 22 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round TKO Over Alan Herrera (32-7, 21 KOs). Meza Clay dropped Herrera in round six, but Herrera came back to rock Meza Clay in round nine. The local fan favorite Meza Clay wasn’t about to disappoint his hometown fans, however, and he came out throwing non-stop punches in round ten to rock Herrera and force a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:00.
Big-punching 2012 Olympian middleweight Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (6-0, 6 KOs) destroyed unfortunate Willie Fortune “500” (17-2, 8 KOs) in the first round. Khytrov jumped right on Fortune and blew him away with a barrage of punches. Time was :30.
WBC #5 super welterweight contender Willie “The Great” Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Luis Grajeda (17-3-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night outdoors at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, Nevada. Nelson won by scores of 98-92 on all cards, but Grajeda staggered him in rounds three and eight.
Super middleweight Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (15-2-1, 12 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Norbert Nemesapati (14-1, 13 KOs). Nemesapati rocked Escalera in round one, but Escalera stormd back to batter Nemesapati in round two. Escalera dropped Nemesapati in round three and went on to win by scores of 78-73, 78-72, 79-72.
In his pro debut, 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zhang Zhilei needed just 17 seconds to KO badly outgunned Curtis Lee Tate (6-5, 6 KOs). The 31-year-old Zhilei moves to 1-0, 1 KO after his brief pro debut. The KO punch was a straight left to the shoulder of Tate.
Photos: German Villasenor
Jose Felix Jr. 136.8 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 136.6 Lbs.
Stan Martyniok 134.6 vs. Ivan Najera 135.6
(Najera came back and made the contracted 135 weight)
Esquiva Falcao 157.4 vs. Malcolm Terry 154
Jose Zepeda 142 vs. Adrian Garza 142
Edgar Valero 120.4 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 120
Zachary Wohlman 141.2 vs. Paul Velarde 138.4
Liam Vaughan 159 vs. Saul Benitez 156.4
Luis Diaz 130.6 vs. Luis Sedano 131.2
Alexey Zubov 198.4 vs. Harvey Jolley 191.6
Venue: Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California
Promoter: Top Rank/Bash Boxing
Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events
Vyacheslav Glazkov 218.5 vs. Derric Rossy 232.5
Robert Berridge 173.5 vs. Vasily Lepikhin 174
Joseph Parker 228.5 vs. Keith Thompson 220
Frankie Garriga 121.5 vs. Luis Acevedo 121.5
Tyrell Wright 221 vs. Randy Easton 218.5
Ismael Serrano 138.5 vs. Johnathan Williams 141.5
Khalib Whitmore 177.5 vs. Lamont Capers 177
Venue: Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC Sports Network
By Karl Freitag
Oddsmakers view all three of Saturday night’s featured bouts at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as lopsided encounters. WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia is a 34 to 1 favorite (-3400) to defeat Rod Salka (+1700) in the non-title main event, IBF jr welterweight champion Lamont Peterson is a 25 to 1 pick (-2500) to defeat Edgar Santana (+1400), and in the closest matchup, Daniel Jacobs is a 7 to 1 favorite (-700) to win a version of the WBA middleweight title against Jarrod Fletcher (+500).
The over/under propositions, however, are all close and fluctuating. Currently, the over/under for Garcia-Salka is 7.5 rounds with over at -165 and under at +135. The over/under for Peterson-Santana is 10.5 rounds with over at -105 and under at -125. Finally, the over/under for Jacobs-Fletcher is 8.5 rounds with over at +115 and under at -145.
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Francisco Rodríguez 105 vs. Katsunari Takayama 105
(IBF/WBO mini-flyweight unification fight)
Tomas Rojas 127 vs. Irving Berrey 127
Alejandro Barrera 147.5 vs. Abner López 147.5
Carlos Díaz 131 vs. Adán Morales 130.5
Juan Hernández 114 vs. Jesús Straffon 112.5
José Luis Rodríguez 134.5 vs. Jorge Rodríguez 130.5
Venue: Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico) BEin Sports Espanol (USA)
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan/Kokiet Groups
WBA #4 super fly Norasing Kokietgym (11-0-1, 8 KOs) successfully grabbed the vacant WBC Asia Silver 115lb title when he stopped Geboi Mansalayao (reportedly 9-17-4) on Friday at Sawan Vegas Hotel in Suwannakhet, Laos. Norasing overwhelmed the Filipino, mostly punishing his foe with vicious combinations. The show rapidly ended when Thai fighter landed a big body shot following by two big right hooks which dropped the Filipino for a full ten count at 1:57 of round two.
In the other co-main event, Nampetch Kwanjaisrikot (2-1) became the first Laotian to win an international professional boxing title as she scored a unanimous decision over Thailander Kanda Por Muangpetch, capturing the vacant WBC Asia Female 108lb title. Both female fighters excitingly exchanged punches in a close affair bout and finally, all three judges favored the local fighter who showed her more accurate punches during the last three rounds. All scorecards were read 96-94.
In other action, ABCO #13 minimum Saenganan Kokietgym (7-0, 5 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Indonesian Domi Nenokeba. And WBC Female #22 Kanittha Kokietgym (21-6, 8 KOs) stopped Sroipetch Sithphosai in round four. This event was promoted by Kokiet Panichyarom of Kokiet Groups promotion. photos
By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today
Ross “The Boss” Puritty is the first man to beat and knock out Wladimir Klitschko among professionals. The American from Norman, Oklahoma, was a total outsider when he met the future heavyweight champ in 1998. The bout was in Kiev. The Ukrainian was 24-0 with 23 KOs at the time, while Puritty’s record was 25 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw. In the beginning of 11th round, the Klitschko corner stopped the bout.
Now Wladimir is reigning WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight champ with 16 successful defenses. Puritty is a 47-year-old retired fighter, who finished his career in 2007 with 31 wins (27 KOs), 20 losses and 3 draws.
What do you remember from your fight with Wladimir Klitschko?
A very tough fight, very tough guy. He punches hard and is very skilled.
How did you manage to knock him out? (more…)
Photos: Amanda Kwok / Showtime
Danny Garcia 141.75 vs. Rod Salka 141
Daniel Jacobs 159.5 vs. Jarrod Fletcher 159.25
(WBA middleweight title)
Lamont Peterson 140 vs. Edgar Santana 139.5
(IBF jr welterweight title)
Sadam Ali 146.6 vs. Jeremy Bryan 145.4
Anthony Peterson 137 vs. Edgar Riovalle 144.4
Marcus Browne 176.4 vs. Paul Vasquez 174.2
Prichard Colon 150 vs. Lenwood Dozier 154.2
D’Mitrius Ballard 169 vs. Barry Trotter 168.4
Zachary Ochoa 140 vs. Luis Cervantes 139.6
Venue: Barclays Center
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime, Showtime Extreme
Following up a successful show last year that featured world class talent from the Top Rank stable as well as local prospects from the Los Angeles area, Glendale Fight Night has outdone itself with a full card of compelling bouts at the Glendale Civic Auditorium this Saturday. In the main event, super featherweight Jose Felix Jr. (26-1-1, 21 KOs) takes on Alejandro Rodriguez (21-14, 12 KOs). Felix is coming off the first loss of his career when he challenged Bryan Vasquez for the interim WBA super featherweight belt. Rodriquez took undefeated prospect Haskell Rhodes to the brink of an upset in a split decision loss and earned a draw with local Texas favorite Robert Marroquin. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Fightnews.com has learned that the date for the clash between IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) and former champion Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) will take place on October 4. The bout will land at a venue in either Florida or Connecticut. Soliman will be making the first defense of the belt he won from Felix Sturm in May.
Even though August is just getting underway and there are a bunch of quality scraps on the calendar for the month ahead, it’s impossible to not look ahead to UFC 178 and the jam-packed lineup that will hit the Octagon on September 27 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), which regulates the sport of boxing in New York State, launched an initiative to enroll uninsured members of the State’s boxing community in affordable health care plans through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. The Commission has enlisted the services of not-for-profit NADAP, which has been contracted by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), to enroll individuals and families in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
“We believe it is vital for boxers to have the ability to see a doctor and maintain good health with a yearly physical,” stated NYSAC’s Executive Director, David Berlin. “This initiative gives boxers and others in the boxing community the opportunity to enroll in health insurance plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace. This is a simple, common sense effort to promote their health and well-being.” (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
WBA female light-minimumweight champ Ayaka Miyao (14-1, 2 KOs), 102.25, engaged in a non-title ten round bout and impressively halted Thailander Yokfah Mor.Krungthepthonburi (9-7-1, 1 KO), 102.25, at 1:39 of the eighth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Miyao, a short but speedy girl, made good use of her faster hand and foot, battering the slower Thailander in every round. The ref finally called a halt to stop the one-sided affair.
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Coming off his split decision world title loss to WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa in April, “The Corpus Christi Kid” Jerry Belmontes (19-5, 5 KOs) moved back down to super featherweight and lost another split decision, this time to Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs). Cotto deducted a point for a low blow in round four, but won a ten round split nod 95-94, 96-93 on two cards. Belmontes was up 95-94 on the third card. The fight took place Thursday night at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Unbeaten welterweight Keandre Gibson (11-0-1, 5 KOs) won an entertaining eight round split decision over Jose “Loco” Hernandez (14-8-1, 6 KOs). Both fighters were intent on attacking the body. Hernandez body-slammed Gibson in the last round. Scores were 77-75 Hernandez, 79-73, 78-84 Gibson.
Unbeaten bantamweight Oscar Cantu (8-0, 1 KO) oupointed Joseph Rios (13-10-2, 4 KOs) over six rounds. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
Willie Nelson 154 vs. Luis Grajeda 154.8
Norbert Nemesapati 165 vs. Jason Escalera 168
Zhang Zhilei 259.2 vs. Curtis Lee Tate 227.4
Eduardo Alicea 167.4 vs. Kirk Huff 162.4
Joel Diaz Jr 131.6 vs. Kevin Aguilar 133
Oscar Vasquez 113 vs. Sergio Lopez 113
Venue: Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, NV
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Former world champion Antonio Tarver, now campaigning at heavyweight, returns on September 29 against Johnathon Banks in Hidaldgo, Texas.
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder will take on Jason Gavern next Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California
Photos: Iron Mike Promotions
All fighters made their contractual weight for Friday night’s “The Pride of Pittsburgh” presented by Iron Mike Promotions at the CONSOL Energy Center and telecast LIVE on FOX Sports 1 (9:00 p.m. ET).
Sammy Vasquez Jr. 146.7 vs. James Stevenson 145.8
(IBF/USBA welterweight title bout)
Monty Meza Clay 136.5 vs. Allan Herrera 138
Ievgen Khytrov 160.4 vs. Willie Fortune 160.3
Erickson Lubin 154.2 vs. Francisco Javier Reza 155.8
Claudio Marrero 128 vs. Felix Perez 128.5
Dennis Galarza 129.3 vs. Vincent Jennings 129.3
Ryan Martin 140 vs. Engelberto Valenzuela 140
Amonte Eberhardt 149 vs. Travis McLaren 151
Steve Geffrand 185.5 vs. Darius Harris 181
Photos: All Star Boxing
Edgar “Nene” Ortega 147 vs. Daniel Rosario 146
(WBO Latin welterweight title)
Luis “Cotto” Vidales 140 Vs. Saul “Puma” Mendoza 143
Elias Olivares 110 Vs. Jorge Rubio 111
Emanuel “Pequeno Veneno” Dominguez 121 Vs. Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete 121
Uriel “Yuca” Lopez 116 Vs. Francisco “Paco” Vara 115
Giovanni “Pajarito” Andrade 106 Vs. Luis Alberto “Goliat” Najera 105
Jesus Perez 118 Vs. Fernando Lopez 118
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo
Tickets: ticketmaster.com.mx or at the door
First fight: 8 PM
TV: Telemundo Main Event live 11:35 PM in the US & Claro Sports in Mexico and Latin America
Promoter: Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events
Unbeaten IBF #2 heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) and veteran Derric “El León” Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs) met with the press for their final press conference before their fight this Saturday at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA.
Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov
“I would like to thank Main Events, Kathy Duva, Sands and NBCSN for the opportunity to come here and show my skills. I just went through the very good camp with John David Jackson and Derik Santos. I got more experience and I can’t wait to showcase that Saturday night. I wanted to thank Derric Rossy for taking this fight. The strongest man is going to win Saturday night.”
Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions
Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) and “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) met for the final press conference today before their upcoming fight on Saturday night at Barclays Center live on Showtime.
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
IBF mini-flyweight champion Katsunari Takayama (27-6, 10 KOs) and WBO champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (14-2, 10 KOs) met with the media Thursday for the final press conference in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Takayama will be fighting this Saturday in a 105lb unification clash against Rodriguez.
Takayama said “I’ve come to Monterrey willing to fight a war, to give everything in the ring. Rodriguez is a talented fighter, but as everyone has seen I am also talented.”
Rodriguez stated, “There is no human power that can remove me from victory before my people in the Arena Monterrey.”
What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) went under the knife at a Los Angeles hospital to repair a significant tendon tear in his right shoulder.. Today, the former two-time welterweight world champion is training full force in an Oakland area gym to prepare for his return to the ring on September 6 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since my surgery. The last 12 months have definitely been hard, but I have learned a lot about myself and the sport since my last fight,” Berto said. “Dealing with an injury like this has helped me strengthen different elements of my game and I can’t wait to put all of that in to play on September 6.” (more…)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed that top 15 welterweight contenders Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story will collide in the five round main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM on October 4. The entire card will stream live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service, to subscribers in 167 countries and counting. (more…)
Boxing will be back on network TV September 20 when NBC televises a special afternoon edition of “Fight Night” live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. In the main event, Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs), the South African cruiserweight who burst onto the scene last August with an upset over “Fast” Eddie Chambers, returns to Connecticut to defend his NABF cruiserweight title against Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs).
The co-feature and undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Ticket information is coming soon. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Showpony Promotions. The special NBC Fight Night broadcast will begin live at 3PM ET/noon PT.
The New York State Athletic Commission has announced the names of the officials that have been assigned to the three lead bouts for this Saturday night’s card at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY:
Danny Garcia vs. Ron Salka
(non-title welterweight bout)
Referee: Steve Willis
Judges: Don Ackerman, Kevin Morgan and Joe Pasquale
Lamont Peterson vs. Edgar Santana
(IBF jr welterweight title)
Referee: Pete Santiago
Judges: Stanley Christodoulou, Eric Marlinski, Don Trella
Daniel Jacobs vs. Jarrod Fletcher
(Vacant WBA middleweight title)
Referee: Michael Griffin
Judges: Adalaide Byrd, Glenn Feldman, Nelson Vasquez
Canelo Alvarez is expected to return in December, possibly against James Kirkland, in Los Angeles or San Antonio. The bout would be either the week before or the week after WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s defense on December 13, paving the way for a megafight between the two next year.
A WBC championship belt is currently in space. Vladimir Laptev, a member of the WBC Board of Governors, President of the CISBB and the Mayor of Noginsk, recently presented a WBC belt to cosmonaut Maksim Surayev, who brought the belt with him to the International Space Station. It is planned that the crew along with the WBC belt be back to earth on November 10th.
The “Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ PPV will be presented live in approximately 570 U.S. theaters. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Mayweather Promotions has announced that they have retained the services of Pinta, a cross-cultural marketing firm, to assist efforts to market the company, its fights and fighters to the Hispanic community.
Warriors Boxing has signed Chicago lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (3-0, 2 KOs) to a promotional agreement.
Al Haymon fighters Kevin Watts and Tevin Watts have been added to Englebrecht Promotions’ August 21st Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
Fight week is heating up as Danny “Swift” Garcia, “Lightning” Rod Salka, Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher and undercard fighters hosted a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., Wednesday as they prepare for their bouts this Saturday, Aug. 9 at Barclays Center live on Showtime.
The fighters put on their gear and showed off their skills in the ring after speaking to the assembled media members at Gleason’s Gym. Here is what the participants had to say: (more…)
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Unbeaten IBF welterweight world champion “ShowTime” Shawn Porter and undefeated contender Kell Brook held an open media workout at Barry’s Gym in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they reach the apex of preparation for next Saturday’s world championship showdown. Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, will defend his 147-pound crown against Britain’s Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) in the main event of a Showtime tripleheader from the StubHub Center in Carson, California
Here are photos and comments from Wednesday’s workout: (more…)
Marc Ratner is the UFC Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and has been a mainstay of the regulatory and officiating side of sports in Nevada for more than 40 years. One of the most colorful figures in the world of sports, the former executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission helped formulate what are now the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts in 2000, paving the way for UFC and MMA sanctioning in Nevada, 48 other states across America as well as across the globe . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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