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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over ...

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Photos: Scott Foster Super flyweight Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan "El Loquito" Kantun (21-7-3, 15 ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

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Boxing News

Yamanaka, Martinez to defend WBC 118lb, IBF 122lb belts in Japan today

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

A world title twinbill will take place at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan, today (Wednesday). WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KOs), an unbeaten southpaw razor-puncher, will put his belt on the line against Stephane Jamoye (25-4, 15 KOs) from Belgium in the main event. IBF super-bantam titlist Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22 KOs) of Spain will risk his throne against former WBC bantam and feather ruler Hozumi Hasegawa (33-4, 15 KOs), a Japanese lefty veteran, in the first title go.

All of them passed the weigh-in at the first trip to the scale yesterday: Yamanaka 118, Jamoye 117.25, Martinez 121.25 and Hasegawa 122. (more…)



April 23rd, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather’s engagement to Shantel Jackson is off. More

Nonito Donaire is “enjoying” his training in Cebu, Philippines, ahead of his May 31 showdown with Simpiwe Vetyeka. More

“I’m not letting my world title go,” says Stuart Hall, who will defend a minor belt against Paul Butler on June 7 in England. More

How Ruben “Hurricane” Carter wrote Oscar campaigning. More



April 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson-Fonfara undercard announced

Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1-0, 20 KOs) makes his SHOWTIME debut May 24 at Bell Centre in Montreal in defense of his WBC light heavyweight world championship against challenger Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-2-0, 15 KOs). The Stevenson-Fonfara winner could be first in line to face legendary unified WBA/IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins

In the ten round co-feature, it was officially announced today that Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) will face former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs), of Sacramento, Calif. Also, world-ranked junior middleweights Jermell Charlo (23-0, 11 KOs), of Houston, and Charlie Ota (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, by way of New York, will open the telecast in a 10-rounder.



April 22nd, 2014

Twitter Watch

Pacman vs. Canelo? Arum and Oscar initiate discussions over first major Top Rank-Golden Boy co-promotion in years

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya are discussing a possible megafight between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez according to the Los Angeles Times. If the fight happens, it would be the first major co-promotion between the rival companies in five years.

Oscar also told the Times that his widely publicized internal squabble with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has been resolved with Schaefer getting an extended contract until 2018. “If anyone with Golden Boy has any differences with Bob, it’s on them,” De La Hoya stated. “I have nothing against Bob and I feel making fights with Bob is beneficial to the fans and the market.”



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Don King takes over Red Square

Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King paid a visit to the famous Red Square in downtown Moscow on Tuesday. And, as usual he was recognized by everyone.

The legendary King is in Russia to co-promote the rematch between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) and champion in recess Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs), who collide Friday night at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye.

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April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton

IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia by way of Samoa on Saturday at the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The press conference Klitschko and Leapai took place Tuesday in Düsseldorf. The media presence was quite impressive with about 100 representatives and 20 camera crews.

Once more, Wladimir Klitschko pointed out the respect for his opponent: “I’m looking forward to the challenge. We can see that Alex is highly motivated and he is here to win. I will not underestimate him on Saturday evening,” said the 38-year-old but added: “Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!” (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Heavyweight ‘Bolo’ Wills wins a million dollars in California Lottery

Photo: Brandon Lluis

Damian ‘Bolo’ Wills is an excellent example of the old cliche that you can’t keep a good man down. Wills’ name last appeared in boxing news when he was eliminated in the first round of the UK’s Heavyweight Prizefighter by a close to decision to a local UK fighter. Things didn’t get any better for Wills upon his return home as he was released by his then management team. Soon after he found himself struggling to make ends meet and to just put food on the table.

Things started looking up when Wills was signed by John Arthur of Journeyman Management with Andrew Zack acting as advisor. Then with a random play of a scratch-off ticket in the California Lottery’s “California Black Exclusive Scratchers” game, Wills won the million dollar top prize. A very humbled Wills spoke with Fightnews.com about his huge life changing experience. (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Donaire-Vetyeka kickoff presser

A press conference in Manila on Tuesday announced the details of Featherweight Fury – a championship event with three featherweight world title main event fights to be hosted by The Venetian Macao on Saturday, May 31 at the Cotai Arena.

The world-class event is headlined by three spectacular featherweight title matchups: four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will challenge WBA undisputed featherweight world champion Simpiwe “V12″ Vetyeka; undefeated WBA world featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters will defend his title against two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan; and undefeated IBF champion Evgeny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich, making his third consecutive featherweight title defense at the Cotai Arena, will be battling #1 contender Alexander Miskirtchian.

The Donaire-Vetyeka title fight will be televised on the same day in the U.S. on HBO, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also include the world super middleweight title rematch between defending champion Carl Froch and top contender George Groves, which will take place at Wembley Stadium in London. (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Namibian boxers ready to challenge for world titles

By Ron Jackson

Boxing is alive and well in Namibia and the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy have a number of fighters ready to challenge for world titles. The Academy run by promoter and trainer Nestor Tobias has been rated and awarded the “Best in Africa” by the World Boxing Organisation for the past four years and has produced two world champions. The latest WBO rankings suggest that they are well on their way to more world titles in the near future. (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

UFC

Joseph Benavidez: In the Franklin Zone

Despite his best efforts, Joseph Benavidez is back in a familiar place, a state of contender purgatory affectionately known as “The Rich Franklin Zone.” . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne, Arreola Quick Quotes

By David Finger

In a teleconference that was defined by the mutual respect both fighters had for each other, Haitian-Canadian heavyweight Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KO’s) and Chris Arreola (36-3-1, 31 KO’s) held a telephonic press conference today to answer questions about their upcoming WBC world heavyweight title fight on May 10th at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. Both fighters recognize the historical significance of the fight, with both alluding to not only the opportunity to bring the world title back to the United States, but also to the significance of the winner being either the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion of the first Haitian heavyweight champion in boxing history.

“I’m just happy to be a part of this,” Stiverne said of the upcoming fight, “Its personally it’s a long time coming. I’m already looking forward to making history. (First) to bring back the title to America, and also to be the first Haitian to be heavyweight champion of the world.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater
Photos: Scott Raven

Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed “Rampage” bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face to face at a press conference. Hall will defend his IBF title on June 7th and both men got a little heated towards one another during the press conference.

Frank Warren, Butler’s manager: “Paul Butler, in my opinion, is one of the best youngsters, not only in this country, but in the world. Stuart Hall I have tremendous respect for, he’s the IBF champion and he’s done it the hard way and he’s a proud man. I’m sure both will give it 100-percent and the fans will really benefit. This can’t be anything other than a great fight, the venue will be full on the night, and this has the potential to be The Fight of The Year.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

2004 Olympian Alex “El Pollo” de Jesus returns

Former 2004 Olympian Alex “El Pollo” de Jesus (20-1, 13 KOs), who was released from prison last December after serving four years and two months for domestic violence in the correctional institution in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will resume his career in a six-round bout against Mexican welterweight Gerardo Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (17-11, 5 KOs), the son of former world champion Pipino Cuevas, on Thursday night to Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Also, there was a change in the main event for the Iron Mike Productions card. Florida light heavyweight Rowland Bryant (17-3, 12 KOs takes on Pittsburgh veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (23-22-2, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Bryant is a late replacement for recently injured Dominican light heavyweight Lenin Castillo (11-0, 7 KOs). (more…)



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs crashes Klitschko-Leapai presser

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs crashed today’s Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai press conference in Oberhausen, Germany, ripping off his shirt and hurling insults at Klitschko and Leapai for nearly ten minutes. Briggs repeatedly called Leapai a “bum” and declared that he’s the real champion while Klitschko is a fabricated champ. “Why you so scared of me?” Briggs demanded to know.

As Briggs became more agitated, he punched the podium and threw his shirt at Klitschko, who stayed steely calm throughout the incident. An enraged Leapai, however, challenged Briggs to fight right then and there, and had to be held back by Klitschko himself. The shirtless Briggs then did some pushups before he left.

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“I’ve never had to hold back my own opponent at a press conference,” Klitschko commented.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC/WBA call for sanctioning body summit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has told Fightnews.com that Mexican WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Mendoza Jr. are looking to bring the leaders of the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO together to discuss various issues in world boxing. Among the topics expected to come up are boxer safety, social causes, and the multitudes of interim world champions.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hall and Butler meet head-to-head in Newcastle

IBF World Bantamweight Champion Stuart Hall and undefeated challenger Paul Butler met head-to-head for the first time today to discuss their big summer “Rampage” showdown at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7th. Hall puts his title on the line for the second time against a British challenger – in March he retained his title against Martin Ward on technical decision in round two after a clash of heads opened a cut above Ward’s eye – and is promising a devastating performance with a conclusive win against Butler.

Stuey Hall: I’ve grown into being a world champion and I’m not letting my world title go. Paul’s a good young fighter, but this opportunity has come too soon for him. I’m too big and strong for him and it will show on the night. I’ll never underestimate him, but I’ll guarantee that I’ll be leaving the ring with the world title on the night.”

Paul Butler: Since I was 10 years this is the moment I’ve dreamed of and to be fighting a British fighter, who’s the world champion, and for his world title is fantastic. I’m over the moon that the fight is in Newcastle, I wanted to fight him here in his backyard and beat him in his hometown in front of his own fans.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

BJ Flores added to Arreola-Stiverne undercard

Cruiserweight BJ Flores has announced that his new team of manager Al Haymon and advisors Louie Decubas and Mike Boreo have landed him an eight-rounder the May 10th ESPN card headlined by Chris Arreola vs. Bermane Stiverne at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

“Veneno” Rubio to defend against Mayorga?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC interim middleweight world champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio could defend his crown for the first time in late July in Mexico. Candidates mentioned are Bryan Vera, Bronco McKart and Ricardo Mayorga, with the most interest in a defense against Mayorga. For Mayorga to get the fight, he would be required to pass a full medical examination, then apply for a special permit which would be put to a vote before the WBC governing board.



April 22nd, 2014

UFC

Miller’s long cold winter is over

Lightweight Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 172 bout against Jim Miller due to injury. Stepping in for the April 26 bout against the New Jersey standout is Hawaii’s Yancy Medeiros. Medeiros was originally scheduled to face Joe Ellenberger on the Baltimore card. A new opponent for the debuting Ellenberger will be announced shortly.A career in mixed martial arts is a rigorous trade by any measure and there are numerous elements that can create pressure and strain in both the physical and mental realms. Therefore, it is crucial for fighters to have a release – a place where peace of mind can be found – in order to recharge their resources and keep themselves dialed in and focused . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Tank: Wlad ready to be knocked out

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams has been kicked out of the training camp of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. According to Williams, Klitschko’s trainers had to intervene to prevent the champion from being punished by Williams’ bodywork during sparring. “Every shot I’ve hit him with was clean body shots,” Williams told AAP. “I’ve hit him with vicious liver shots and he’s bawling, claiming he’s getting hit on his nuts. At the moment, I think he’s ready to be beaten. He’s ready to be knocked out. If Alex [Leapai] is prepared physically and he’s mentally and spiritually together, the Aussies can have a new champion come next week.”

In other “Tank” news, Williams has pulled out of his bout with unbeaten New Zealand prospect Joseph Parker (7-0, 6 KOs), which was to be the co-feature on the Klitschko-Leapai undercard this Saturday in Oberhausen, Germany. The Parker camp isn’t happy about the late scratch considering all the trash talking Williams did in the build-up, but they have now lined up Marcelo Nascimento (17-5, 15 KOs) as a replacement.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kassim Ouma arrested after altercation

By TMZSports.com

Former pro boxing champ Kassim Ouma was arrested for battery in L.A. on Friday — after knocking out a man who was allegedly making gay advances toward him … TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us … the former IBF junior middleweight champion is telling investigators … he was hanging out in Hollywood early Friday morning when he struck up a conversation with a guy he just met. Ouma says the two went back to the other man’s home for a drink … where the guy allegedly made a pass at the boxer. We’re told … Ouma claims he politely declined multiple advances … but says when he got up to leave, the guy made one final move — and Ouma shoved him away. The altercation then escalated … with Ouma allegedly knocking the guy out cold. Cops were called to the scene — where the victim was treated and transported to a nearby hospital. Ouma was ultimately arrested for felony battery causing great bodily harm.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

History repeats itself with the pro debut of Shane Mosley, Jr. More

Trainer Virgil Hunter backs Amir Khan to face up to Floyd Mayweather . . .  should Khan get by Luis Collazo, of course. More

How does it feel to trade punches over 12 rounds with someone who hasn’t showered for a week? That was asked of Manny Pacquiao. More

Ode to Walter “Peanuts” Arsenault, 114-bout veteran who passed away at the age of 78 on Friday. More



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Fight Club OC

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The season opener for Fight Club OC which saw a sold out crowd of 1,421 fill The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center to see heavyweight Giovanni Serran (5-6, 1 KO) handed Jesse West his first professional loss in a five-rounder. Serran won by split decision. West fell to 3-1.

In the opening fight, middleweight Tony Thompson of Anaheim defeated Elliott Seymour by unanimous decision in a four-round fight. All three judges scored it 40-36. This was Thompson’s professional debut.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Neeco “The Rooster” Macias closed the show with a majority decision, 40-36, 39-37, 38-38, over Julian Cruz. Macias improves to 4-0.

The next Fight Club OC show is set for June 19th.



April 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

John Molina: Fans will get their money’s worth

Photo: German Villasenor

Photo: German Villasenor


On Saturday night, power punching Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, 34-3, 32KOs will be in the ring with John Molina, 27-3, 22 KOs in what looks to be an all-out war between two full-fledged KO artists. Molina will be looking for his third consecutive victory en route to a second world title attempt, while Matthysse is bouncing back from his first professional loss.

The match up will serve as a co-featured bout to the Thurman vs. Diaz WBA Welterweight world championship and will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Matthysse is the clear cut favorite, but with both fighters in the midst of rejuvenating their careers, you can expect an all-out slug fest. (more…)



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Doc Nicholson talks Oliver McCall fight in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

This Saturday in Legionowo, Poland, former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall (57-13, 37 KOs), who just today became 49 years young, will fight Marcin Rekowski (13-1, 11 KOs), who is thirteen years younger. Danell “Doc” Nicholson, his Chicago trainer and former IBO heavyweight titleholder explains to Fightnews.com why this time McCall will not need a split decision to get his 58th career win.



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Lebedev vs Jones II WBA Officials

Italian Referee Giuseppe Quartarone will referee to the title fight rematch for the WBA cruiserweight championship between the Russian “regular” champion Dennis Lebedev and Panamanian “champion in recess,” Guillermo Jones, to be held on Friday April 25 at Dynamo Palace of Sport in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia. The judges are César Ramos (Puerto Rico), Jean Legland (France) and Carlos Sucre (Venezuela). The Supervisor will be Carlos Chavez from Venezuela.



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko-Leapai officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel today announced the officials who will work this Saturday in the world heavyweight title bout between the champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) and the #1 ranked Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia, to be held at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany in a K2 Promotions presentation. The referee will be Eddie Cotton from United States. The judges will be Glenn Feldman from United States, Zoltan Enyedi from Hungary, and Deon Dwarte from South Africa. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be President Paco Valcarcel himself.



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Oosthuizen vacates IBO super middleweight belt

After seven IBO World title super middleweight defenses, due to his difficulty in continuing to make the weight, IBO world super middleweight champion Tommy Oosthuizen (22-0-2, 13 KOs) has notified the IBO that he has moved up to the light heavyweight division. Oosthuizen was dropped earlier this year by promoter Rodney Berman after pulling out of a January 18 HBO appearance.

The vacant IBO world super middleweight title will now be sanctioned for the two leading available contenders.



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag
Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP

A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely taking place off U.S. TV on Friday night at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia, where WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) defends against champion in recess Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs).

The bout is a rematch of their 2013 Fight of the Year last May, spectacularly won by Jones via brutal 11th round KO. Jones was later stripped of the belt due to an alleged failed drug test and Lebedev was reinstated as champion. Promoter Don King later convinced the WBA to install Jones as champion in recess and here we are. Neither has fought since. If this fight is anything like their first encounter, it will be a war.

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April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Shane Mosley Jr. set for pro debut Saturday

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Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing Promotions will bring Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas to boxing-rich Ventura County on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. In a special feature attraction, Shane D. Mosley Jr., the son of ring legend “Sugar” Shane Mosley, will make his professional boxing debut. The younger Mosley, who got a late start in boxing at the age of 16, will have his legendary father in his corner as trainer for his much-anticipated first bout as a professional.

In the Solo Boxeo main event, super lightweights Jose Zepeda (19-0, 16 KOs) and “Red Hot” Rob Frankel (32-14-1, 6 KOs) meet in an eight-rounder. The co-feature is a featherweight clash between featherweights Saul Rodriguez (12-0-1, 9 KOs) and Miguel Zamudio (29-3-1, 16 KOs).



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Martin Murray takes on Tetteh at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

The highly rated middleweight Martin Murray from England who recently signed a promotional contract with Golden Gloves Promotions makes his South African debut when he faces Ghana’s Ishmael Tetteh over ten rounds at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Wednesday night.

The highly regarded Murray, 31, from St Helens, Merseyside won the interim WBA middleweight belt in November 2012 with a sixth round stoppage win over Jorge Navarro. (more…)



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt in Osaka; Hasegawa aims for third belt from Martinez

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KOs) will make his sixth defense in Osaka, Japan, where he will cope with Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye (25-4, 15 KOs) on Wednesday. Both already entered the fight place Osaka, which is near to Yamanaka’s native place Shiga prefecture from which some 3,500 adherents will come to hail his homecoming. On the same show, formerly WBC bantam and feather titlist Hozumi Hasegawa (33-4, 15 KOs) will attempt to acquire his third world belt as he will have an highly anticipated shot against IBF 122-pound ruler Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22 KOs) of Spain. (more…)



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Johnathon Banks talks Klitschko-Leapai

Johnathon Banks, trainer of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, discusses Klitschko’s world title defense on Saturday in Germany against mandatory challenger Alex Leapai.



April 21st, 2014

Boxing News

New Blood: Randy “El Matador” Caballero

By Hesiquio Balderas
Photo: Boxing Beat

Ethnicity is a very important part of the boxing world. Fighters always want to be attached to the country they were born, and the boxing fans want a hero that can represent their country. But when a fighter has double citizenship, when they are born in a country that is not from their original roots, the boxing fans seem a bit confused until things change.

As once happened to the legendary Oscar de la Hoya, Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez (first World Champion representing his father’s country El Salvador] just to name a few, Randy “El Matador” Caballero has been dealing with the same situation, fighting not just for pride but also for country. (more…)



April 21st, 2014

UFC

Green out, Medeiros in against Miller

Lightweight Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 172 bout against Jim Miller due to injury. Stepping in for the April 26 bout against the New Jersey standout is Hawaii’s Yancy Medeiros. Medeiros was originally scheduled to face Joe Ellenberger on the Baltimore card. A new opponent for the debuting Ellenberger will be announced shortly.
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 21st, 2014




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