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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de ...

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Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry "The ...

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

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Mchunu-Wilson: Full Report and photo gallery

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by: Emily Harney Fightography.com

South African cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu won a ten-round unanimous decision over Philadelphian Garrett Wilson to retain his NABF 200-pound title Saturday afternoon at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. The fight was the main event of a nationally televised doubleheader by NBC. Click here for more…



September 22nd, 2014



Boxing News

Results from Hungary

In front of a full house in Szentes, Hungary, Attila Kovacs (34-4, 19 KOs) won the vacant WBO European light middleweight title with a hard fought ten round majority decision over the always tough Dieudonne Belinga (12-5-1, 0 KOs).

Former Olympian Imre Szello (2-0) won the Hungarian cruiserweight title in only his second fight, knocking down the now former champion Gyula Bozai (12-7-2, 9 KOs) in the tenth and final round. Scores were 100-89, 100-89, 100-87.

WBO #4 rated super bantamweight Zsolt Bedak (22-1, 8 KOs) defeated Georgi Gachechiladze (15-13-1, 8 KOs) over six rounds in a rematch. After the fight, Gachechiladze was hospitalized during the night but now he’s OK.

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September 22nd, 2014


Boxing News

Main Event Announced for Oct 11th in Lewiston, ME

By Matt Thompson

The main event has been announced for the October 11th boxing event taking place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine – the same building where Muhammad Ali famously scored a first round TKO over Sonny Liston. Undefeated West Forks, ME native Brandon Berry (7-0, 5 KOs) will vie for the vacant Northeast Junior Welterweight Championship vs. Pittsburgh’s Eric Palmer (4-3-3). Tickets are available at NewEnglandFights.com or by calling 207-783-2009 Ext. 525.



September 22nd, 2014

UFC

Cody Gibson: No Room For More Regrets

Getting the call to fight in the UFC is not only the culmination of a dream for every fighter, but it also serves as an opportunity for many of the newcomers to commit themselves to their craft full-time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

George Groves has showdown with Anthony Dirrell in sights. More

Local coverage from Orlando on Francisco Palacios return to the ring. More

LVRJ of Floyd Mayweather on being a cheap tipper. More

Possible showdown between Mayweather and Amir Khan threatened again? More

Kalle Sauerland on signing George Groves. More

Deepest condolences to Fightnews.com Editor-In-Chief Karl Freitag whose mother passed away on Friday.



September 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Funeka retains S. A. junior welterweight title

By Ron Jackson

South African junior welterweight champion Ali Funeka from East London retained his title for the second time when he stopped the gutsy Boitshepo Mandawe of Meadowlands, Soweto in the eighth round on Sunday afternoon at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre near East London. The 31-year-old Mandawe (63.50kg) made a fast start as he took the fight to the taller champion through the first three rounds. However, he sustained a cut above the right eye in the second round that appeared to have come from a punch and his corner battled to stop the bleeding. Funeka (63.40kg) using his longer reach and educated jab took control from the fourth round as he outboxed the challenger and scored with left and right combinations to wear down Mandawe. In round seven Boitshepo began to ship punishment as he was backed up against the ropes and it came as no surprise when referee Allen Matekane stepped in at 1 minute 10 seconds into the eighth round to wave the fight off. Funeka, 36, improves his record to 35-4-3, 29 KOs and Mandawe’s reported record drops to 14-5, 10 KOs. (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara

It was a wild-wild west affair last night at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium as a total of twenty knockdowns, seven in the main event, were witnessed by a nearly sold out enthusiastic crowd. Two world titles were contested in an event presented by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast live by the Azteca channel in Mexico and BEIN Sports in the U.S. In the main event, former featherweight champ Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-12-2, 29KO) captured the interim WBO 130lb title with an eleventh round KO win over the tough as nails Terdsak Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33KO) in rough and tumble fight of the year candidate. Both men went down multiple times as they left it all in the ring in a fight that ignited the crowd and made Kokietgym a local hero for his display of grit and heart, two virtues Mexican fight fans love.

Salido lost his featherweight title in his last fight by coming in overweight in his fight against Vasyl Lomachenko last March. Salido gave Lomachenko a rude welcoming to the pro ranks as he beat him via a split decision. Salido quickly after announced his graduation to the 130-pound division with a direct shot at the interim title. The championship bout marked only the fourth time he traveled outside of Asia. The three times before he faced top-level opposition and came up short against Joan Guzman, Juan Manuel Marquez and Steven Luevano. His last loss was two years ago when he challenged Japanese Takahiro Ao for the WBC title. (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Palacios wins in comeback fight

Cruiserweight star Francisco “Wizard” Palacios looked masterful in dominating hard-hitting contender Epifanio Mendoza of Colombia over eight rounds yesterday evening at the Mela Room in Orlando, FL. Inactive for two years due to promotional difficulties, Palacios surprisingly showed no ring rust. Throughout the contest, the Orlando based Puerto Rican used his technical skills and ring generalship to control Mendoza. Scores were 80-71 three times. With the victory, Palacios, who co-promoted the card under the Worldwide Elite Entertainment banner, ups his professional ledger to 22-2 with 13 KO’s. Mendoza is now 39-19-1 (34 KO’s).

“I’m happy with my performance and want to thank my new trainer John Scully for helping me stay sharp,” said Palacios. “This was an excellent opponent for me to comeback against because Mendoza is no joke and I’m setting my sights at getting another world title shot in the near future.” (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

George Groves calls for third go at Carl Froch, “The Cobra” says no thanks

By James Slater

George Groves returned to winning ways last night, in picking up the WBC mandatory position with a wide points win over Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley – the scene of his painful KO defeat at the hands of bitter rival Carl Froch. Now in line to challenge WBC super-middleweight ruler Anthony Dirrell, Groves, 20-2(15) is also keen on getting a third crack at Froch.

“You stopped me twice, Carl, but I still think I can beat you and everyone will laugh but so be it, maybe we can do it again,” Groves told Sky Sports. “I tip my hat to you, Carl, immense respect, [a] punch from the Gods. I’d love to have another crack. If you’re up for it, maybe next year, who knows? They might have to build a news stadium for us.”

The first two Froch-Groves battles were huge events, the rematch especially, but with Froch winning the return so decisively, would the public show as much interest in a third clash? Froch doesn’t seem to be too interested in fighting Groves again, stating how he would prefer a rubber-match with Mikkel Kessler. (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Olmeda upset by Frazier in Salt Lake City

Saturday night in Salt Lake City, veteran lightweight Cesar Olmedo was upset by journeyman Johnny Frazier, of Atlanta, losing a unanimous six-round decision. Frazier, 3-23-4, simply outboxed Olmedo, 10-8.

In a heavyweight bout, Gary Cobia, 2-3, KO’d debuting Travis Gill in round 2. Impressive former amateur lightweight Ignacio Chairez, making his pro debut, put Lee Tibbitts, 0-2, away for the 10 count with a body shot in round one. Super lightweight Stanley Robinson, of Ogden, Utah, 3-9-1, earned a win after four years off, defeating journeyman Johannas Musa, 1-21, of Las Vegas over four rounds. (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA#15 super bantamweight T.J. Doheny (8-0, 6KOs) stopped Roman Canto (8-5-2, 3KOs) in round eight of scheduled twelve at Ottimo House, Denham Court, NSW, Australia on Friday. Former Irish amateur champion Doheny outclassed the Filipino importation in all of the rounds and the referee called it off in round eight. Reportedly Doheny holds an amateur win over IBF champion Carl Frampton.

In main supporting contest, IBF#5, WBO#6 Light welterweight Lenny Zappavigna (32-2, 22KOs) stopped Thong Por Chokchai (23-10-1, 15KOs) in round two of scheduled eight. Zappavigna has won seven consecutive fights since being stopped by Ammeth Diaz in 2011 IBF Elimination bout. He was outscored by Miguel Vasquez in IBF 135 pound title attempt also in 2011 Zappa is scheduled to clash with Misael Castillo (26-3, 24KOs) on November 12 in Melbourne.

Melbourne based super middleweight Jake Gathercole (3-4, 1KO) stopped Gino Zapongna (5-6-1) in round eight. Gathercole holds the Victorian state title.

Sydney based super middleweight Steven Ma (6-4-1, 2KOs) and Joe area (10-14-2) boxed a six round draw of crowd pleasing contest.

Guyra based 140 pounder James McDonald (1-0) outpointed Jayke Penaroyo (1-3) over four action rounds.

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September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Washington DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Prior to the main event bout at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC Saturday night, there was a lot of speculation on who would win the local “grudge” bout between veteran Maryland light heavyweights Alexander ‘The Great” Johnson and Henry ‘Sugar Poo” Buchanan. The bout was anticipated for months and the two men did a great deal of talking.

It took just one left hand to end all the speculation.

Johnson sent a left hand crashing into the right jaw of Buchanan and dropped him with a minute to go in the opening round. Buchanan got up but was very wobbly and in no condition to continue. The bout was stopped at 2:10 of the round.

Johnson is now (16-2, 7 KOs) while Buchanan falls to (21-4, 14 KOs).

The bout was the main event of a card that was shortened as three of the six scheduled bouts were scratched at the very last minute. The scheduled main event between former IBF Super Middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy and Rayco “War” Saunders was cancelled for unknown reasons. The promoter, GFS Entertainment, would not comment on why the bout was cancelled.

An injury kept Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. from facing Ryan Davis and undefeated local prospect “Swift” Jarrett Hurd’s bout was taken off the card for unknown reasons. (more…)



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Cuadras retains WBC belt with tech draw

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Pricipe” Cuadras (30-0-1, 24 KOs) retained his belt with a fourth round technical draw against Mexican compatriot José “Sugar” Salgado (34-2-2, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. A head clash cut Salgado on the left eyelid causing the premature end.

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September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought but clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Cosme “Chino” Rivera (37-19-3) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Ponomarev out moved and outboxed the 38-year-old veteran over ten fast paced rounds to win by scores of 98-92, 100-90, 100-90.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over Martin Verdin (20-19, 11 KOs).

Two-time Lithuanian Olympian welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas (8-0, 7 KOs) impressed again, blowing away Eduardo Flores (17-15-3, 12 KOs) in round one. Three knockdowns scored by Kavaliauskas.

Light heavyweight Oleksander Gvozdyk (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Lamont Williams (5-6-1, 2 KOs).

Middleweight Marchristopher Adkins (3-1, 1 KO) scored a four round split decision over previously unbeaten Shane Mosley Jr. (2-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Scores were 39-37, 39-37 Adkins, 39-37 Mosley.

Unbeaten lightweight Victor Castro (12-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round KO over Pablo Becerra (7-6, 6 KOs). Castro dropped Becerra right at the bell to end round three. Time 2:59. photos



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-12-2, 29 KOs) to fight three-time title challenger Terdsak “Pit Bull” Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33 KOs) for the vacant interim jr lightweight belt on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BC, Mexico.

And what a fight it was! Both Salido and Kokietgym were more than willing to trade blows and both were knocked down in round one. Salido was knocked down again at the end of round two. Kokietgym was sent down again in round four. Kokietgym floored Salido in round five. Salido dropped Kokietgym in round seven and after that pretty much took over the bout. Salido came out in the eleventh determined to end it and and did, laying out the brave Thai fighter.

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Local jr flyweight Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza (22-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Ramon “Principe” Garcia (20-5-1, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF jr flyweight title (vacated when John Riel Casimero lost the belt on the scale in May). Mendoza dropped Garcia with a body shot in round five. Hirales was docked a point for a low blow in round eight. Mendoza battered Garcia to the deck again in round ten. Scores were 116-109, 115-110, 115-110. photos



September 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBO World Featherweight boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is in Phoenix to support stablemate Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas as he takes on Eduardo Flores on Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” show televised on UniMas, Sat., Sept 20 at Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Both fighters are managed by Egis Klimas. Lomachenko fights on the undercard of the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China.

It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Kid Galahad defeats Dos Santos

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, WBC #14 rated Kid Galahad (aka Abdul Barry Awad) (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #14 Adeilson Dos Santos (14-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, England. Galahad dropped Dos Santos in round one and put him down again in round ten. Scores were 119-107, 117-109, 120-105.

Unbeaten middleweight Adam Etches (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a third round KO over Samir Santos Barbosa (35-11-3, 25 KOs). Time was 2:14.

Young Fury (1-1, 1 KO), brother of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, was defeated by late sub Henry Smith (4-3, 0 KOs). The score was 39-37.



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Buglioni stops Ribchev in six

Super middleweight Frank Buglioni (14-1, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Alexey Ribchev (18-11-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the famed York Hall in London. Buglioni methodically broke down Ribchev and the bout was waved off in round six due to damage to Ribchev’s right eye. Time was 2:11.

Earlier, unbeaten welterweight Bradley Skeete (18-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Leandro Pinto (16-5-3, 7 KOs).



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Groves wins European super middleweight belt

WBC #4, WBA #6, IBF #10 super middleweight George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) dethroned European champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-3-3, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Rebounding from consecutive losses to to WBA/IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch, Groves came out aggressively in the early rounds and outworked Rebrasse the whole way. No knockdowns and nether fighter was hurt. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 118-110. The bout was also a WBC eliminator so Groves is now mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell.

Unbeaten super flyweight Khalid Yafai (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over Harold Molina (17-9-3, 7 KOs). Yafai dropped Molina in round one with a body shot and twice in round two to end it. Time was 1:50.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over journeyman Krzysztof Szot (18-16-1, 5 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Szot, who was down twice in the seventh round, has now lost 12 on his last 13.



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Abril retains WBA title with majority decision over Tatli

By Pasi Taavitsainen at ringside
Photos: Pasi Taavitsainen

WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Abril, finally making his first defense of the belt in March 2013, won by scores of 114-114, 116-112, 117-111. Abril worked a lot to the body along with straight rights. Tatli connected with some good left hooks to the head. Lots of clinches, no knockdowns, neither fighter in trouble. Both fought well but the champion took more rounds.

Welterweight Juho Tolppola (24-6-1, 9 KOs) scored an eight round decision over Emanuele De Prophetis (16-5, 10 KOs). Score was 80-72 across the board.

Unbeaten female lightweight Eva Wahlstrom (12-0-1, 3 KOs) outpointed Halanna Dos Santos (14-6, 9 KOs). Scores were 60-53 on all cards.

Light heavyweight Juho Haapoja (24-5-1, 14 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Attila Palko (17-15, 13 KOs). (more…)



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Mchunu dominates Wilson, Dargan KOs Perez

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC #2, IBF #7, WBO #10 cruiserweight Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) in a clash for the NABF title on Saturday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Mchunu was in command the entire fight but the overmatched Wilson battled hard the whole way. Scores were 96-93, 99-90, 98-91. Mchunu was deducted a point for holding in round ten.

Unbeaten lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over Angino “The Nightmare” Perez (16-6, 14 KOs) in a clash for the Junior NABF lightweight title. Perez dropped Dargan in round three (then hit him again when he was down). Dargan turned the tables in the fifth flooring Perez then putting him down face first to end it. Time was 1:32. (more…)



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dr Steelhammer in Warsaw – uncensored

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) visited Warsaw to be part of his fitness chain “McFit” opening in Poland. “Dr Steelhammer” also spoke with reporters about his injury before upcoming (November 15) fight with Kubrat Pulev, doping test demands raised by his Bulgarian contender, shares his, sometimes brutally honest, thoughts about current heavyweights and of course about his American #1 follower – Shannon Briggs.



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Seldin still unbeaten

Before another packed house on Friday, Sept. 19th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, undefeated, fast rising, Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (14-0 11KO’s Long Island, NY), blasted out spoiler Ramesis Gil with a sensational one punch knockout in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 round Jr. Welterweight bout. Both fighters came out aggressively in the first round with each scoring hard shots and little to choose between them. The 2nd round began with Seldin stalking Gil (8-9-5 5KO’s Santo Domingo, DR) backing him up. Seldin beat Gil to the punch and landed a thunderous right hand on Gil’s chin. Gil crumpled to the mat and was counted out giving Seldin his 11th KO in 14 fights. (more…)



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko blows away Banks

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

XF Events, Peltz Boxing and BAM Promotions promoted entertaining six bout card at the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. Popular Philly heavyweight Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (12-3-2, 4KOs) dropped Redwood City, California’s Yohon “The Body Snatcher” Banks (7-9-2, 4KOs) three times en-route to an impressive first round stoppage in main event of the evening. Undefeated lightweight Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin raised his record to 8-0, 1KO with a dominant six round unanimous decision victory over rugged fellow Philadelphian Ramon Ellis 4-13-2, 2KOs. (more…)



September 20th, 2014

Boxing Result

Results from Hammond, Indiana

By Craig Wick at ringside

Veteran Chicago fight promoter, Bobby Hitz, returned to his favorite stomping ground, The Venue, located inside the beautiful Horseshoe Casino in nearby Hammond, Indiana for a nine bout card, headlined by the Antonio Canas vs Rafael Hernandez 8 round welterweight bout. Also seeing action were established local favorites as well as the long awaited debut of Sam “The Russian Concussion” Horowitz.

In the evening’s main event, which beckons for a rematch due to its unsatisfying conclusion, Chicago’s Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (10-1-1 with 1 no contest, 4 KOs) and Rafael Hernandez (8-0, with 1 no contest and 5 KOs) Detroit, MI engaged in a see-saw welterweight battle that was unfortunately called prior to the fourth round by the ring physician due to a cut over the eye of Hernandez. Both fighters tore into one another in the opening round, going toe-to-toe, with Canas gaining the upper hand when he had Hernandez pinned on the ropes and seemingly hurt with a series of straight right hands to the head. In round two, Hernandez suddenly turned the tables, dropping Canas with a left hook to the midsection that had him in anguish and barely able to beat the count. Moments later, Hernandez landed a flurry of punches to the head of Canas, which the referee ruled knockdown #2 as it appeared as if the ropes were all that was holding Canas up. (more…)



September 20th, 2014

UFC

Hunt Big in Japan Again with KO of Nelson

The war ended early at Saitama Super Arena Saturday night, and this one belonged to Mark Hunt. Facing off with fellow heavyweight knockout artist Roy Nelson in an eagerly-anticipated clash of top ten contenders, “The Super Samoan” struck often, eventually denting the steel chin of Nelson en route to a second-round knockout victory that reaffirmed the resurgent 40-year-old as one of the most dangerous punchers in the sport. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Fury puts out the Fireball Kid | Kang, Tanaka steal the show in prelim war

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 178: JOHNSON VS. CARIASO is LIVE on PPV on  Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Saturday Boxing Highlights

By Karl Freitag

Lots of world title fights, notable names, and even a rare U.S. network boxing telecast will make this an interesting day for boxing.

Action gets underway early from Finland where WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril is a -155 pick to defeat unbeaten local favorite Edir Tatli (+125).

Next up we shift to London for “The Return of the Saint” as super middleweight George Groves takes on Christopher Rebrasse. Groves is the biggest favorite of the day at -1700. Rebrasse, the current European champion, is +1100. The bout is also a WBC eliminator and Groves’ ticket to a third match with Carl Froch.

NBC will televise live boxing for the first time in 2014 as Thabiso Mchunu battles Garrett Wilson for the NABF belt at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. This fight will pull in several million viewers, more than any other U.S. boxing telecast this year. Mchunu is a -1250 favorite, while Wilson is +800.

In Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras is -550 to defeat Jose Salgado +400. This is Cuadras’ first defense of the belt.

Finally, in Tijuana there are two world title clashes. In the main event, Orlando “Siri” Salido is a big -1050 favorite to beat Terdsak “Pit Bull” Kokietgym (+600) for the vacant WBO interim jr lightweight belt (ordered due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia). Also Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza and Ramon “Principe” Garcia Hirales are “even money” for the vacant IBF jr flyweight title (vacated when John Riel Casimero lost the title on the scale in May).



September 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Narvaez defeats Orucuta again to retain WBO super flyweight belt for 11th time

WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (43-1-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over #1 rated Felipe Orucuta (29-3, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Anfiteatro Municipal de Villa Maria in Cordoba, Argentina. The first ten rounds were close, just like their first encounter in May 2013, which Narvaez won by split decision. This time Narvaez closed the bout very strong to seal a 114-114, 116-112, 116-112 victory. With the win, Narvaez successfully defended his WBO super flyweight for the 11th time, after previously defending the WBO flyweight belt on 16 occasions.

WBC #6 middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (24-4-2, 12 KOs) scored s fifth round TKO over Mateo Veron (19-14-2, 3 KOs). Heiland dropped Veron in round three. Heiland floored Veron again in round five, then punished Veron until Veron’s forner threw in the towel.

Lightweight Raul Centeno (17-1-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Gustavo Bermudez (16-13-2, 6 KOs) over six by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 59-56.



September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Atlanta

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By Jose E. Santiago at the scale

On Saturday night Future Series Promotions along with Delgado Boxing Promotions presents “A Fight for a Cure”. The show is a 100% non-profit affair benefiting The Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation (LDBF), PD Gladiators (Patients with Parkinsons), and CURE Childhood Cancer. Featuring amateur and professional boxing, the card will be highlighted by a featherweight clash as Patrick “Silky Smooth” Riley (4-0 3KO) takes on Michael Doyle (2-10 1KO). Also on the card is undefeated featherweight Cameron “Klla Cam” Springer (4-0 2KO) as he is set to take on Charles Jones (3-15 2KO).

Patrick Riley 127 vs. Michael Doyle 124
Cam Springer 130 vs. Charles Jones 126
Billy Cunningham 205 vs. Steve Geffrard 192
Greg Faust 142 vs. Archie Weah 142

Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel & Resorts Atlanta Perimeter
Promoter: Future Series Promotions & Delgado Boxing Promotions
Tickets: General Admission $20 – VIP $50
Fights start at 6PM
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September 19th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Japan at the scales

Below are the official weigh-in results for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event.
Fight Night Japan which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson and the lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Takanori Gomi, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT

Mark Hunt (264) vs. Roy Nelson (260)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD

Myles Jury (156) vs. Takanori Gomi (155)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (170) vs. Amir Sadollah (170)
Miesha Tate (135) vs. Rin Nakai (135)
Kiichi Kunimoto (171) vs. Richard Walsh (171)
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs. Jon Delos Reyes (125)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS

Alex Caceres (135) vs. Masanori Kanehara (135)
Katsunori Kikuno (146) vs. Sam Sicilia (145)
Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Takenori Sato (169)
Michinori Tanaka (135) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (136)
Kazuki Tokudome (156) vs. Johnny Case (156)
Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Dan Hooker (145)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Hunt vs. Nelson is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 3 AM ET/12 AM PT . . . Click here for more



September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

“The Hebrew Hammer” fights tonight

By Jerry Glick
Photo by Peter Frutkoff/PeterFrutkoff.com

Undefeated welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin is the latest star to emerge from Long Island for Star Boxing. Joe DeGuardia, head man at the Bronx based promotional outfit, has developed Long Island native Chris Algieri into a world champion and now Algieri is fighting superstar Manny Pacquaio! DeGuardia plans to use the same strategy to make Seldin into his next champion.

Tonight at the Paramount Theater, Seldin goes for win number fourteen against experienced journeyman Ramesis Gil (8-8-5, 5 KOs).

In his most recent fight, Seldin (13-0, 10 KOs) stepped up against the rugged Bayan Jargal, a veteran who has faced experienced fighters such as Zahir Raheem, Breidis Prescott, Steve Upsher Chambers and WBO junior welterweight champ and Star Boxing stablemate Chris Algieri. Jargal was fortunate to avoid defeat against Seldin’s aggressive attack when he suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental head butt prompting the doctor to end the bout after two rounds declaring a no contest. (more…)



September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Konstantin Ponomarev 148.6 vs. Cosme Rivera 145.6
Trevor McCumby 173.6 vs. Martin Verdin 176
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.8 vs. Eduardo Flores 145.6
Shane Mosley Jr 161 vs. Marchristopher Atkins: 159.6
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175.2 vs. Lamont Williams 175.8

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Unimas

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September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Washington DC; Camacho Jr. fight scratched

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the GFS Entertainment Promotions card on Saturday, September 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:

Henry Buchanan 173 vs. Alexander Johnson 174
DeMarcus Corley 133 vs. Daniel Attah 135
Demond Nicholson 161 vs. Dennis Sharpe 163
Jarrett Hurd 154 vs. Damon Antoine (will weigh in on Friday)
Jeff Lacy 178 vs. Rayco Saunders 174

Hector Camacho, Jr.’s bout with Ryan Davis has been scratched. No official word was given.



September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Orlando

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Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (196) and Epifiano Mendoza (197) face off after weighing in for their cruiserweight main event Saturday night at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. The card is promoted by World Wide Elite Entertainment.



September 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Cuadras, Salgado make weight

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Carlos Cuadras 114.40 vs. José Salgado 114.75
(WBC super flyweight world title)

Irma García 115.75 vs. Simone Da Silva 117.70
(This fight is no longer an WBA bantamweight world title fight as Garcia has relinquished the title.)

Venue: Estadio de Beisbol de Guamuchil,Sinaloa,México
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa



September 19th, 2014




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