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Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Photos: Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions The final press conference for Saturday's clash between WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) ...

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Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

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Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

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Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

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Boxing News

Helenius opponent named: Johann Duhaupas

By Pasi Taavitsainen/Ammattinyrkkeily.net

Unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) hinted last week that “huge news” was coming Monday at a press conference. The news is that Helenius will take on Johann “The Reptile” Duhaupas (33-3, 20 KOs) on April 2 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Last year, Duhaupas put up a good effort against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Alabama.

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February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Where Are They Now? Paul Vaden

By Boxing Bob Newman

This is first in a new series, “Where Are They Now.”

Former IBF Jr. Middleweight champion, corporate mentor and motivational speaker Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden is nothing if not articulate, handsome, sharply dressed, meticulous and energetic. Fresh from his early morning workout in LaJolla, CA, Vaden took time out of his busy schedule and met up with Fightnews.com at his downtown San Diego office to speak about his past, present and future.



February 8th, 2016


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Freddie Roach to arrive Feb. 14 to supervise Manny Pacquiao’s training

Pacquiao wants to be impressive in third bout vs. Timothy Bradley, says Gerry Penalosa

Tyson Fury says he’s been offered $120m to fight on Dubai yacht

My fight is against bipolar,” says Frank Bruno



February 8th, 2016

UFC

Cormier-Jones 2 set for UFC 197 on April 23

In the main event of UFC 197 on April 23, the wait is over, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returns to the Octagon in an attempt to reclaim his crown from Daniel Cormier in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in 205-pound history . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 8th, 2016


Boxing News

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California but this time to the small seaport of Ensenada, Mexico, to present their weekly boxing series throughout Mexico and in the United States on the Bein network. In the main event, teenage local favorite Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (18-0, 12KO) keeps impressing not only his hometown but also the rest of the country by winning in impressive fashion. This time it was Venezuela’s Charlie Jose Navarro (25-9, 20KO) to be on the losing end when a sharp hook to the body finished him at the thirty-seven second mark of the sixth round of a scheduled welterweight ten.

The nineteen-year-old Ocampo of Ensenada is coming off his most impressive win late last year when he took a unanimous decision win over the much more experienced Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. In Navarro he faced a fighter with as much experience as his last since the South American had faced the likes of David Avanesyan, Omar Chavez, the aforementioned Paez Jr and Thomas Dulorme among others. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions

Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto “Explosivo” Machado work on Saturday night vanished at the 2:59 mark of the very first round when a tremendous left hook by the Monte Hatillo resident stopped Ariza. It was the fourth straight first round knockout for Machado who upped his record 13-0 with 11 knockouts. “I was surprised that the punch did so much damage, because it came after a clinch, but it is a punch we practice in the gym and call the ‘Hammer Punch,'” said the 25-year-old boxer. With the win, Machado left Araiza’s record at 34-14-2 with 25 knockouts. The fight was the main event of a card at the Coliseum Roger L. Mendoza that was promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with H2 Entertainment and Roc Nation Sports as part of the EMMY nominee series Boxeo al Maximo.

In the co-main event of the night Abner “Pin” Cotto (19-3, 9 KOs), who is now fighting at 140 pounds, stopped Edwin ‘Bazoka’ López (26-6-1, 24 KOs) in the first 22 seconds of the first round of an eight-round bout. “You always prepare yourself to fight as long as you have to, but, thank God, this time the big punches came in the first round,” said Cotto of Aguas Buenas. The finishing punches came on a left hook and overhand right, the right-hand landed on the chin perfectly, and his opponent landed on canvas, done for the night. He added, “My goal is come back in May and keep on conditioning.” (more…)



February 7th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Vegas Post-Fight & Talking Points

Stephen Thompson warned anyone who would listen this fight week that he would beat Johny Hendricks because the former welterweight champion had never faced anyone like him . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-Fight bonus recap

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Knockouts galore at the Palace

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves provided plenty of hot action with seven knockouts in eleven fights at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on a hot Gauteng Sunday afternoon.

In the main bout Deejay Kriel (48.72kg) scored a hard-earned unanimous six round points decision over the gutsy Kotle Morapedi (49.00kg). Even though Morapedi was knocked down from a right to the jaw in fourth round he came back well forcing Kriel to use all his boxing skills to keep the marauding Morapedi at bay. Kriel improved his record to 8-0; 4 and Morapedi dropped to 4-4. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Adames batters Figueroa

Photo: Jose Lantigua

Photo: Jose Lantigua


By Robert Coster

On Saturday night in Santo Domingo, up-and-coming Dominican prospect Carlos Adames (7-0, 6 KOs) gave an impressive display of power and skills by stopping Venezuelan Kelly Figueroa (8-3-3, 3 KOs) via a TKO in 5 rounds, winning the vacant WBA Fedecaribe welterweight title.
Adames, who has fought in the USA and the Dominican Republic, handed the visiting boxer a brutal beating and forced him to quit on his stool at the end of the 4th round.

In other fights, Emanuel Rivera (13-1, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico won the WBC Fecarbox bantamweight title with a DQ in 3 rounds over local boxer Angelo Munoz (15-5, 10 KOs). (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the comeback trail as he proved too sharp and swift for game Filipino southpaw Dennis Tubieron (19-7-2, 8 KOs), 123.75, and finally sank him in agony for the count at 1:42 of the seventh session on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having been annihilated in quest of the interim IBF bantam diadem by Lee Haskins in Bristol UK last June, the Japanese prospect made up his mind to move up to the 122-pound category and scored a first win over Filipino Marlon Arcilla by a technical verdict in November. Ryosuke, 26, looked faster and more accurate than previously and swept all rounds from the outset, constantly displaying crisp jabs and right-left combos followed by solid uppercuts to the belly. Once world rated briefly, Dennis came out swinging and stalking his foe, but it’s Iwasa that connected with more effective combinations and obviously hurt him with precision. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Mammadov stops Lusambya for WBF belt

Super welterweight Fariz Mammadov (19-2-1, 13 KOs) won the vacant WBF 154lb title on Saturday in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating former African champion Badru Lusambya (24-3-2, 22 KOs) by eighth round TKO. In the seventh, Mammadov landed a hard and well-placed shot to the liver that send Lusambya down for a count of eight. He made it through the round, but when Mammadov came out aggressive to finish matters in the eight, referee Zbigniev Lagosz stopped the fight as Lasumbya went down again. Time of stoppage was 1:00.



February 7th, 2016

UFC

Oliveira reveals hunch that ‘Cowboy vs. Cowboy’ was coming

It’s Cowboy vs. Cowboy in Pittsburgh.

The UFC has confirmed that Alex Oliveira faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of the February 21st event. Oliveira, who replaces Tim Means on the card, explains how a late night call helped make the fight a reality . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz’ first promotion a success

WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz made his promotional debut Saturday night as “Last Round Promotions” hosted its first boxing card at the Radisson Hotel in Ontario, California. Featherweight Jose Gomez of Huntington Park stopped Daniel Gutierrez of Tijuana in the main event. A right hand by Gomez in round two rocked Gutierrez’s head back as Gomez went on the attack the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 1:27 of round two. Gomez improves to 5-0, 1 KO, while Gutierrez goes to 0-3.

In the co-main event, Francisco Ochoa of Los Angeles scored a first round TKO over Mark Bello of Tijuana. After landing a series of huge right hands, the corner threw in the towel as the referee stopped the fight at 2:50. Ochoa improves to 3-0, 2 KOs. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Results from Maine

By Matt Thompson

Northeast Junior Welterweight Champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (11-1, 7 KOs) earned his first stoppage victory under the New England Fights Promotion banner Saturday night at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston with a 2nd round TKO of Tollison Lewis (2-1, 1 KO) in a welterweight bout. Lewis pressed the action in round 1 and had success working off his jab and landing hard right hands to the head of Berry. However, in round 2 Berry was able to outmaneuver Lewis and countered beautifully. A right hand started a barrage that hurt Lewis and had his reeling against the ropes. Referee Mike Ryan stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:51 of round 2. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC #4 light flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over former WBA interim minimumweight world titleholder Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (31-7, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the historic Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Hernandez, who is gearing up to challenge WBC world champion Yu Kimura, sent Silvestre to the canvas four times before it was halted at 2:34 of the second round.

Also, female super flyweight star Mariana “Barby” Juarez (42-8-4, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Noemi “No-No“ Bosques (10-5-2, 2 KOs). Juarez won by scores of 100-90 on all three cards.

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February 7th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Las Vegas: Thompson Pounces on Hendricks for Victory

“Wonderboy” was wonderful Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, as Stephen Thompson knocked out former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event, winning his sixth straight bout and making a case for a shot at Robbie Lawler’s 170-pound crown in the process . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Nelson, Saint Preux and Benavidez wins take time

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Unbeaten welterweight Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world title challenger Charly Navarro (25-9, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples de Maneadero in Ensenada, Baja California. Coming off his upset of Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, Ocampo dropped Navarro in round three and put him down for the count in round five.

Bantamweight Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (18-4, 9 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over Roberto Pucheta (11-7-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 96-96.

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February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Detroit Brawl Results

By Lindy Lindell and Bob Ryder at ringside

Undefeated Lightweight Dimash Niyazov (9-0-3, 4 KOs) of Staten Island, NY, won a hard fought six round unanimous decision over James Lester (10-10, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Niyazov dropped Lester in round four. Scores were 58-55, 58-55, 59-54.

Undefeated Bantamweight James Smith (9-0, 6 KOs) of Detroit, MI scored a second round KO over Antwan Robertson (10-15-1, 5 KOs) of Minnesota. Smith hit Robertson when he was on one knee, but no foul was called. Time was 2:21.

Undefeated lightweight Eudy “AK47” Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs) of Santo Domingo, DR scored a second round KO over Ben Odamattey (16-13-3, 9 KOs) in a 6-round bout. Bernardo scored a knockdown at the end of round one, and finished him in round two. Time was 1:18. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Judah victorious in Dodge City, Kansas

Light heavyweight Daniel Judah (24-10-3, 11 KOs) scored a first round KO over Jose Brewer (0-10, 0 KOs) to snap a seven fight losing streak on Saturday night at the United Wireless Conference Center in Dodge City, Kansas. Judah, 38, is the older brother of former world champion Zab Judah.

In the main event, unbeaten welterweight Brian Mendoza (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Joel Vargas (4-15-2, 4 KOs).

Also, in a pair of featured six rounders, unbeaten super middleweight Tyler Howard (11-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Dennis Sharpe (17-19-4, 4 KOs) and featherweight Raeese Aleem (9-0, 4 KOs) topped Stephon McIntyre (2-18-2, 0 KOs). Scores were 60-54 across the board in both bouts.



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Late Results from Los Angeles

By Jeremy Roseman

Boxing once again returned to downtown Los Angeles, California on Friday night in a private show. The entire card for the most part featured Andrew Zak’s (Journeyman Management) fighters against assorted foes.

In the six round featherweight main event, Joshua Greer Jr. (4-1-1, 2 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Jose Gallegos (2-2, 1 KO). Both fighters were down in round one but it was Greer Jr. who dominated the remainder of the fight by scores 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55. (more…)



February 6th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Las Vegas Prelims: Burkina, Lewis Among Winners

The move of UFC veteran Joshua Burkman to the lightweight division was a successful one, as the former Ultimate Fighter competitor picked up his first Octagon win since 2007 on Saturday, decisioning KJ Noons over three rounds in UFC Fight Night action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Gall wins quickly, sets up date with CM Punk

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Commission KOs Detroit Brawl main event

By Bob Ryder

The Michigan Boxing Commission has cancelled the main event of tonight’s boxing card at Detroit’s Masonic Temple. Former cruiserweight title challenger Junior Wright weighed in at 200 lbs., while opponent Chris Stallworth weighed 183.8 lbs. Even though both fighters were within the weights designated for the cruiserweight division, the bout was called off due to the 16.2 lb. weight difference. The card will go on with eight scheduled bouts.



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Dimidschtein crushes Nefzi in Ingelmunster, Belgium

Arnaud Dimidschtein scored a minor upset by knocking out favourite Ayoub Nefzi in the 4th of a scheduled 8 rounder at the local Sportshall of Ingelmunster, Belgium. Nefzi was dominating the action in the first round but Dimidschtein came back to win the 2nd. Tunisian born Ayoub Nefzi, a former Belgian, BeNELux and IBF Inc champion, was busier and more accurate in the 3rd. At the start of the 4th Nefzi throw a right but was countered by a huge and precise right from Dimidschtein. Nefzi was out before hitting the canvas and referee Daniel Van de Wiele waved it off without a count. It took Ayoub Nefzi several minutes to recover and went afterwards as a precaution to hospital for a check. Nefzi dropped to 23-6-1(4) and lost his last 3 in a row will probably hang up his gloves. Dimidschtein increased to 11-9-2(3) and won 4 of his last 6 after losing 7 fights in a row.

Revelation of the evening was French import Maidin Elgarni. Elgarni, now 5-0, humiliated for 5 rounds experienced Innocent Anyanwu, 22-14-3(13), but is lacking punching power and stamina and had to go the full scheduled 8 rounds to win by scores of 80-72, 80-71 and 79-73.

The interesting 8 rounder between former Belgian champion Hakim Ben Ali and current WBC Francophone welterweight champion Mouhamed Sder came to a sudden end when Ben Ali dislocated his left shoulder at the beginning of the 2nd round. He dropped on his knees in pain and the referee had no other option then to wave off the fight giving the win to Sder who improved to 10-2-2(3). Hakim Ben Ali, who lost his Belgian title to Francesco Patera, drops to 13-3-0 and might to hang up the gloves due to the severe injury.

Faroukh Kourbanov dominated for the full 6 rounds Aurelien Lecocq who was making his last fight.

Sheldon Moore – Igor Fanyan was cancelled when Moore failed to arrive. It was reported that he was on his way to the boxing event witness of a road accident in which a 4y old girl was killed. Moore was in shock and unable to come to the fight.

The successful show was promoted by Marnix and Wouter Dujardin.



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

“Detroit Brawl” series launches tonight!

DMITRIY SALITA W SUGAR HILL AT NEW KRONK - NO CREDITABy Jerry Glick

Dmitriy Salita was a fan favorite fighter and a world title challenger who turned promoter and developed a following in New York City with his “Brooklyn Brawl” series. With his reputation as a promoter growing, Salita has branched out to his first solo show outside of the Big Apple.

Working with Motown matchmaker Dennis Turner, Salita has lined up nine exciting bouts for his inaugural “Detroit Brawl” event this Saturday at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit. The main event features cruiserweight contender Junior Wright (14-1-1, 11 KOs) against tough journeyman Chris Stallworth (9-3, 3 KOs).

On September 1, 2010, Salita co-promoted his first card with the O’Shea Brothers Boxing promotion at the Oceana Hall in Brooklyn. Salita also boxed in the main event, winning an eight round decision over Franklin Gonzalez. (more…)



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Caballero: I want to become a world champion again

A sold-out crowd of 1,814 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino welcomed back hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (23-0, 14 KOs) of Coachella Valley, Calif. in his first fight since 2014. The former IBF bantamweight champion, who lost his title on the scale last year, scored a seventh round TKO over Ruben Garcia (15-2-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City in a featherweight clash.

“It feels so great to be back,” said Caballero. “I felt strong and in control the whole time and glad I was able to shake off some of the ring rust. I’m glad I was able to share this victory with my hometown and have them witness my return to the ring. I know I delivered a great fight, and I’m ready for the next challenge. I want to become a world champion again, and I know the opportunity is coming soon.”



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Helenius planning to announce “huge news”

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) has posted a message stating “Greetings from Italy, stay tuned for huge news on Monday at my press conference at 12.00 EET. Have a great weekend!” No idea what the big announcement is, but it’s known that WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz is looking for a challenger. Let the speculation begin.

Robert Helenius News

Greetings from Italy, stay tuned for huge news on Monday at my pressconference at 12.00 EET. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Robert Helenius on Friday, February 5, 2016



February 6th, 2016

UFC

Hendricks, Thompson lay out game plans for fight tonight

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles takes you inside Saturday’s main event between Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson. Hear from both fighters as they look to be next in line for a title shot . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

New Brähmer foe named: Eduard Gutknecht

WBA light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (47-2, 35 KOs) will now defend against fellow German Eduard Gutknecht (29-3-1, 12 KOs) on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The bout will be a rematch of their 2013 battle won by Brähmer via unanimous decision. Gutknecht, who will be Brähmer’s third consecutive German challenger, steps in for Thomas Oosthuizen, who according to his promoter wasn’t training properly and was pulled out.



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Lewiston, Maine

Tollison Lewis 148.8 vs. Brandon Berry 148.5
Evincii Dixon TBA vs. Antonio Chaves Fernandez 147.6
Crowsneck Boutin 180.4 vs. Joel Bishop 177.2

Promoter: New England Fights (Nick Disalvo)
Matchmaker: Peter Czymbor
Tickets: www.TheColisee.com

Note: Dixon will weigh in Saturday



February 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Caballero, Gomez victorious at Fantasy Springs

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

Former IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero, (23-0, 14 KOs), made a successful return to his home venue in the main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, stopping Ruben Garcia, (15-2-1, 6 KOs), at the end of round seven of a scheduled ten round featherweight bout.

Caballero, who lost his IBF bantamweight title after coming in more than five pounds overweight prior to his scheduled defense against Lee Haskins last November, was in control the entire bout, but Caballero stepped on the gas in round six, when he repeatedly snapped Garcia’s head back with left hooks and right uppercuts. In the next round, Caballero was awarded a knockdown when Garcia went to his knees trying to avoid a Caballero flurry in the corner. However the next knockdown was legitimate, with Caballero landing a left, right hand combination to Garcia’s head. Although he survived the knockdown, between rounds seven and eight Garcia indicated he did not want to continue, prompting the referee’s stoppage.

Fighting for just the second time in 18 months, oft-maligned Frankie “Pit Bull” Gomez continued to work off the ring rust, pummeling journeyman Silverio Ortiz en route to a ten-round unanimous decision in the co-main event in Indio. All three judges scored the bout 100-90, which was fought at welterweight while Gomez works his way back down to the junior welterweight division. Gomez, (20-0, 13 KOs), whose career has repeatedly stalled due to well-chronicled legal issues and difficulties making weight, had little trouble with journeyman Ortiz, (29-17, 15 KOs), who occasionally landed some left hands but otherwise took a frightful beating for ten rounds.

In the evening’s final bout, super middleweight Shane Mosley, Jr., (5-1, 4 KOs), overcame a rocky first round to earn a four-round unanimous decision over Azamat Umarzoda, (2-9-2, 1 KO), by scores of 40-35, 39-36, 39-36. Mosley was wobbled by an Umarzoda left hand in round one, and did not appear to be handling Umarzoda’s punches well early on. However Mosley’s chin appeared to acclimate as the fight progressed, and he dropped Umarzoda with a looping right hook in round three. Both youngsters closed the fight going toe to toe for an entertaining end to the evening.

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February 5th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Las Vegas at the scales

UFC Fight Night Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson and the heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Jared Rosholt, airs live on FS1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 2 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Main Event – UFC Welterweight bout
Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs Stephen Thompson (170 lbs)

FS1 Main Card
Roy Nelson (258) vs Jared Rosholt (245)
Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs Rafael Cavalcante (205)
Joseph Benavidez (125) vs Zach Makovsky (125)
Misha Cirkunov (206) vs Alex Nicholson (201)
Mike Pyle (170) vs Sean Spencer (170)

FS1 Prelims
Joshua Burkman (156) vs KJ Noons (156)
Derrick Lewis (263) vs Damian Grabowski (235)
Ray Borg (125) vs Justin Scoggins (125)
Noad Lahat (145) vs Diego Rivas (144)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Mickey Gall (170) vs Mike Jackson (170)
Artem Lobov (145) vs Alex White (145)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Yordan Dominates Kato

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By Jeff Pamungkas at ringside

WBO Asia Pacific lightweight champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (35-3, 24 Kos) dominated Yushitaka Kato (29-7-1, 9 Kos) of Japan to retain his title on Friday at Balai Sarbini Convention Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Although former IBO featherweight and lightweight championYordan was in command from the first round, the durable Kato was not an easy opponent. Kato’s short distance counter punches several times found Yordan’s face. Daud suffered from severe bleeding in round nine due to a headbutt, causing the judges to calculate the scores early. Scores were 88-84, 87-84 and 88-83 all in favor of Yordan. (more…)



February 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Ensenada, Baja California

Photos: Zanfer

Carlos Ocampo 148.5 vs. Charly Navarro 148.5
José Cayetano 119 vs. Roberto Pucheta 119
Rafael Guzmán 141 vs. Miguel Zamudio 141
Maximino Flores 115 vs. Victor Sandoval 116
Samuel Garibaldi 131 vs. Raúl Galaviz 130

Venue: CUM Maneadero, Ensenada, Baja California
Promoter: Zanfer
Tv: Tv Azteca, Azteca América, Beinsports



February 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from México City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juárez 115 vs. Noemi Bosques 115
Juan Hernández 115 vs. Jesús Silvestre 115
Isaac Muñoz 225 vs. Cristian Larrondo 240.90
Isaac Cruz Jr. 134 vs. Luis Montaño 132

Venue: Arena Coliseo in México City
Promoter: Promociones Del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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Boxing News

“Detroit Brawl” Weights

Weights and photos: Bob Ryder

Junior Wright 200 vs Chris Stallworth 183.8
(Due to weight differential both will weigh again tomorrow)

James Gordon Smith 120.2 vs. Antwan Robertson 120.2
Ed Williams 147.6 vs. Angel Figueroa 149.4
James Ballard 179.6 vs. Nathan Bedwell 182.4
Eudy Bernardo 141.4 vs. Ben Odamattey TBD
Dimash Niyazov TBD vs. James Lester 135.4
Emilio Salas TBD vs. Karinn Davis 197.6
Serdar Hudayberdiyev TBD vs. Kevin Shacks TBD
Kane Heron 150.8 vs. Brain Otey TBD

Several fighters above experienced travel issues requiring them to weigh in tomorrow

Promoter: Dmitriy Salita (Salita Promotions)
Matchmaker: Dennis Turner
Tickets for “Detroit Brawl” are priced at $28, $38, $48, $63, $93, and $123 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Masonic Temple box office. For event information visit themasonic.com and SalitaPromotions.com. photos



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