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Abril retains WBA title with majority decision over Tatli

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 ...

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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

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 ...

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

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, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

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 ...

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Results from Washington DC

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, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

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Boxing News

Briggs comeback continues Saturday in Oklahoma

Photos: Team Briggs

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world, Shannon Briggs (54-6-1, 48 KOs) takes on former world ranked heavyweight Raphael Zumbano Love (34-7-1, 27 KOs) of Brazil. The bout is a twelve round featured attraction with an NABA heavyweight title at stake. Site of the bout will be Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with HD Boxing promoting.

Knowing the high stakes for this bout, Briggs’ relocated his training camp to an oceanfront property in Hollywood, Florida, where he has put in an intense daily running regiment on the beach and hours of endurance training swimming in the ocean. Fightnews caught up with Briggs just days away from his next fight. (more…)



June 24th, 2014



UFC

Joe Ellenberger: The Marathon Begins

As I write this, 4:51pm eastern time on Monday, Joe Ellenberger is still fighting James Moontasri on Saturday night in San Antonio.

It’s not standard procedure to state such things before a fighter profile, but in Ellenberger’s case, it’s a necessity. Since signing on to fight with the UFC, the Nebraska native has been scheduled to compete on two fight cards: UFC 172 in April and UFC Fight Night this weekend in Texas . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Gennady Golovkin Update

Photos: Abel Sanchez

WBA/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is currently entrenched at his training camp in Big Bear, California with noted trainer Abel Sanchez preparing for his 11th world title defense against DANIEL GEALE for the “G4″ event on Saturday, July 26 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden and Live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Having started training in late May, Golovkin will be fully prepared when be heads to the East Coast for fight week.

“This is a longer camp than normal but I haven’t fought since February 1 (KO7 – Osumanu Adama), it feels great to be back with Abel and the team,” said Golovkin. “Daniel Geale is a former world champion and this is the toughest fight of my career.”

“It took me a couple days when I got to camp to get comfortable but now camp is going well and I look forward to returning to Madison Square Garden.” (more…)



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter is on: More

Ohio fighter Jake Giuriceo is back in the ring after a two year layoff and a torn retina injury: More

Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali-Walsh, is teaming up with a Chicago boxing club to battle gang violence. More

Trainer Edmund Villamor wants Albert Pagara to face more ex-champs before moving on. More



June 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Team Oquendo responds to attempts to stop Oquendo-Chagaev world title fight

Official Team Oquendo Statement: There has been a lot of speculation, threats and falsehoods regarding Oquendo vs Chagaev. It has been great publicity for Oquendo vs Chagaev however. “I thought there was a campaign against bullying?” laughed Lee Holiday, Oquendo’s manager when asked about the situation.

“Fres Oquendo is not under any promotional agreement. It expired. There are no extensions or agreements that supersede that expired agreement. That is my legal opinion. Period,” claimed his attorney Hector Morales.

After several attempts to prevent Fres from fighting Team Oquendo will fight. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

UFC

International Fight Week Auction 2014 Begins

Ever dreamed of hanging out with Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Rashad Evans or Dominick Cruz at a bowling alley? What about taking a ride on the High Roller at the LINQ with Daniel Cormier and Forrest Griffin?

Well now is your chance to make these dreams a reality by taking part in the International Fight Week Auction 2014. You can start to bid now on some cool and exciting prizes at UFC.com/FightWeek . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 23rd, 2014

Full Report

Guerrero-Kamegai: Full Report and Photogallery

Guerrero vs Kamegai12ABy Miguel Maravilla at Ringside; photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

It was the return of former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero of Gilroy, CA Saturday in front of 5,711 fans at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA as he took on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai in the scheduled ten round main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader. Despite having been out for over a year – since his loss to Floyd Mayweather – Guerrero showed no ring rust and delivered a “Fight of the Year” candidate as he and Kamegai battled toe-to-toe in the center of the ring most of the contest.

Guerrero began to land flush in the opening round as he tagged Kamegai with some solid counters. Using his distance in round two Guerrero popped the jab and followed up with counters to combat Kamegai’s aggression. Midway in the round Kamegai had Guerrero up against the ropes and unleashed a barrage of punches. In round three, Guerrero used his jab to pepper Kamegai at a distance but that did not stop the Japanese warrior from coming forward with big punches. Later in the round, Guerrero was able to land effective combinations on the inside. Kamegai began to bleed from his nose in round four as Guerrero began to work on the inside. His inside work paid off, as Guerrero began to connect with thudding uppercuts . . . click here for more



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Cancun Boxing Summit Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Leaders from three of the four principal world boxing sanctioning boxing bodies are currently meeting in Cancún, México. Mauricio Sulaiman (WBC President), Daryl J. Peoples (IBF President) and Gilberto Jesús Mendoza (WBA Executive Vice President) will discuss topics that include electronic and open scoring, use of instant replay, glove safety, insurance for boxers and unifications to mention a few.

Mauricio Sulaiman: It’s a great chance to try to change some aspects of current boxing. We’re meeting to take different ideas and suggestions of all of the participants and their teams. Let’s try to work together in benefit of the fans, fighters and all the people who like and love this sport.

Gilberto Mendoza Jr: The WBA is here because we want to participate in the boxing changes. It’s time to try to find together the boxing solutions.

Daryl J. Peoples: I agreed to attend this meeting because I felt that there were several things that we needed to discuss that affect us specifically as sanctioning organizations. Overall the meeting was very productive and I am very satisfied with all that was discussed.

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June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Frank Warren

Extended interview with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren discussing Boxnation, home adavantage, matchmaking and fighters going to the U.S.



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hitz Boxing; Square Ring sue to stop Oquendo-Chagaev WBA heavyweight title fight

With an announced date of Sunday, July 6 for a planned WBA “regular” heavyweight title bout between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Russia, Chicago based promoter Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing and his partner Square Ring Promotions have filed a lawsuit to protect their exclusive promotional rights in regards to Oquendo. “We’re going after them,” Hitz told Fightnews.com. The lawsuit was filed on June 20 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and named Oquendo along with his management team of Tom Tsatas and Lee Holliday.

From his office in Chicago, Hitz discussed the legal situation at length, “A couple of days after the fight was postponed to July 6, we were contacted by Malte Müller-Michaelis who advised Square Ring and us that he represented Timur Dugazaev and Terek Box Event and that they had been directed by the governmental authorities in Grozny to negotiate a deal with us,” said Hitz. “We did negotiate a deal and were advised that the financial terms had been agreed upon. After that, they went completely dark on us in regards to signing the paperwork.” (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Felix Sturm passes on IBF-Eliminator

Courtesy SPORT BILD

Former middleweight champion Felix Sturm has passed on the opportunity of an IBF middleweight eliminator. The sanctioning body offered the German a fight for a shot at world champion Sam Soliman. “We ordered an eliminator between Sturm and Curtis Stevens,” IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker said to the German magazine SPORT BILD PLUS. “But Sturm informed us that he would not take the fight. He is injured.”

Sturm’s manager Roland Bebak confirms: “Felix has an arm injury and we originally planned surgery. He has bone chips in the joint. After his holiday we will decide if he has the surgery.” (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz ‘Bauhaus’ Press Conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES Boxing held a press conference Monday in the unlikely location of the world famous “Bauhaus” in Dessau, Germany, once the worldwide center of modern art, design and architecture. The presser was called to officially announce two-time world champion Robert Stieglitz’ July 26 clash against WBO #9 Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky (29-10-2, 12 KOs) at the Anhalt Arena. It was also announced that female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (17-0, 8 KOs) will move down to jr middleweight to fight female star Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3, 23 KOs) for the vacant WBO title. Also, former light heavyweight title challenger and WBO #3, WBA #7 rated Robin Krasniqi (41-3, 16 KOs) will face WBA #8 Oleksandr Cherviak (14-3-1, 4 KOs) and WBO #8 light heavy Dominic Boesel (15-0, 5 KOs) va. TBA. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Burns taking aim at WBC champ Figueroa

Ricky Burns believes he can become a World champion again by the end of the year as he takes on Dejan Zlaticanin for the WBC International Lightweight title at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Friday night. Burns meets the unbeaten Montenegrin in an eliminator for the WBC title and the Scot is keen to get right back on the world title trail after losing is WBO crown to Terence Crawford in March.

The 31 year old has never fought for the coveted green of the WBC, and while his focus is on Zlaticanin, he says a good performance can land him a shot at Omar Figueroa, a champion he believes he could beat. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN2 FNF returns/Q&A Ivan Redkach

Photos: DiBella Entertainment

After a two week hiatus due to the ongoing World Cup tournament, ESPN2 Friday Night Fights will finally return to the airwaves this week from the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Headlining the card will be red-hot lightweight contender Ivan “El Terribel” Redkach (16-0, 13 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against former title challenger Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17KO’s) in the 10-round main event of the evening.

Redkach recently took time out of his busy training schedule to sit down and answer a few questions about his upcoming fight on Friday night as well as his career. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Omaha gets its first world title fight in 42 years on Saturday

World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years this week when undefeated world champions Terence Crawford, the Pride of Omaha, and Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa, who share identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, battle for Crawford’s newly-won WBO lightweight title on Saturday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted since Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Nebraska’s-own Ron Stander in 1972. It will also be a professional homecoming for Crawford, who has not fought in his home state since 2011.

The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, in its first-ever visit to Omaha. The telecast will open with undefeated top-five contenders Matt Korobov and Jose Uzcategui battling in a 10-round rumble for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.



June 23rd, 2014

UFC

Gian Villante Inspired to Win in New Zealand

It’s Monday night and Gian Villante is settling in to watch the United States soccer team take on Ghana for the third time in as many World Cup tournaments. The first two didn’t go so well for the red, white and blue, and Villante is nervous, despite an early 1-Nil lead for the Americans . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: Sam Soliman’s manager Dave Stanley

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Dave Stanley manager of Sam Soliman talks to Fightnews to say they have had several offers from USA and Europe for Soliman, but not from the management from Martin Murray as was reported. Stanley says he has talked to Gennady Golovkin’s management and is interested in a Miguel Cotto fight also. Stanley predicts Daniel Geale will give GGG his toughest fight and that Sam Soliman will make a decision when he should hang up the gloves. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Crawford: You will hear the words ‘and STILL’

By Bill Green/BG Sports Entertainment
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Fight week has arrived and WBO lightweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, took time out of his busy training routine to discuss his much talked about world title defense against fellow undefeated former champion and Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) live on HBO Boxing After Dark this Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center located in Omaha, Nebraska. The event is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate. (more…)



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Bay area boxing fans cheer on Robert Guerrero’s return to the ring. More

Donnie Nietes chases “Flash” Elorde’s legacy. More

Sheffield, England’s Nadeem Siddique shrugs off five years of rust with a KO return. More

Retro piece on New Orleans boxing history and Joe Dorsey: More



June 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Karpency, Bergman return July 26

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (22-4) returns to the ring on July 26 at the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania. Karpency will face Philly’s Dafir Smith (27-24) over 10 rounds for the vacant NABA-US light heavyweight title. Also in action, NABA-US heavyweight champ Jason Bergman (23-10) will defend his strap against undefeated Justin Jones (15-0) in the featured heavyweight main event. Bergman has won 14 of his last 15 fights. (more…)



June 22nd, 2014

UFC

Smith: From Base Camp to Training Camp

When The Ultimate Fighter 16 winner Colton Smith welcomes UFC newcomer Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens in San Antonio on June 28, in a way he will also be making his own UFC debut . . . More on UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TE HUNA VS. MARQUARDT is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 28 at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT from New Zealand . . . Click here for more 



June 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC President arrives in Cancun

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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has arrived in Cancun for the Boxing Summit talks. Sanctioning body leaders will meet for two days to discuss the state of world boxing.

“I am very happy to be again in this beautiful place and ready to begin this important event,” said Sulaiman. “I am certain that the heads of the three most important organizations in boxing, the WBC, WBA and IBF will meet with open mind and good will to make great things happen.”



June 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko-Russell Scorecard

By Miguel Maravilla

New WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko swept the last three rounds on all three scorecards to secure his majority decision win over Gary Russell Jr.

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June 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Guerrero wins war against Kamegai; Lomachenko defeats Russell for WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former four-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs) returned from a 13-month layoff to win a twelve round war with Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21 KOs) in a welterweight bout on Saturday night at the outdoor StubHub Center in Carson, California. Coming his loss to Floyd Mayweather, Guerrero engaged in a thrilling toe-to-toe slugfest with brawler Kamegai. “The Ghost” usually got the better of it, but a Kamegai uppercut in round six left Guerrero’s left eye closing rapidly. In the end, Guerrero’s better skills and combinations carried him to a 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.

“It was a rough fight,” Guerrero said. “I didn’t want to get caught into his style, but right out of the gate I did. I’m not a runner, I will fight. He is a tough, great fighter. I want to give the fans what they want.”

lomachenkowinstitle300Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO) scored a twelve round majority decision over previously undefeated Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs) to win the vacant WBO featherweight world championship. Lomachenko outworked Russell in rounds one and two, while Russell was busier in rounds three and four. Lomachenko had a big round five. After that Russell was able to keep Lomachenko at bay at times with non-stop punching, but the Ukrainian came on strong down the stretch. Scores were 114-114 (Lisa Giampa), 116-112 (Pat Russell), 116-112 (Max DeLuca). Lomachenko ties the record of Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin in winning a world title in his third pro fight.

“I am very happy and excited to be a world champion,” stated Lomachenko. “The plan built by our team was great, I was trying to land the punches and I did. I landed punches very well. I started from the body and went to the head.”

Russell commented after his first pro defeat. “It was a fair decision. It’s disappointing to lose, but we’re warriors and we will go back to the drawing board. He had real good lateral movement, we tried to close the distance with the jab but he was moving well. I tip my hat to him.” (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Mijares KOs Rodriguez in Cancun

Former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (50-8-2, 24 KOs) scored win number 50 with a seventh round KO against Daniel “Chucky” Rodriguez (20-6-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Grand Oasis in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mijares is hoping to land a fight with WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

Junior bantamweight Jose “Sugar” Salgado (33-2-1, 27 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win a twelve round unanimous decision over Oscar “De La Renta” Blanquet (32-7-1, 23 KOs) in an NABF title fight.



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Mohammedi punishes Dudchenko, Hopkins next?

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events


By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

In a light heavyweight eliminator for the #1 position in the IBF, Nadjib Mohammedi (35-3, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round TKO over Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (19-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Mohammedi pressed the action against Dudchenko and methodically broke him down round by round. The one-sided battering was waved off in round seven. Time was :37. Mohammedi is now the IBF mandatory challenger for IBF world champion Bernard Hopkins.

In an All Philly showdown, unbeaten lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) looked good in stopping Anthony Flores (11-5-1, 6 KOs) in round five to retain his USBA Atlantic Coast Region title. (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Budler KOs Kokietgym; Kalenga edges Masternak; Murray wins snoozer against Bursak

WBA/IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie “The Hexecutioner” Budler (26-1, 8 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round KO over Pigmy Kokietgym (52-6-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Budler scored a knockdown in round four when Pigmy’s glove touched the canvas. Budler scored a harder knockdown in round seven with a body shot. Budlet then swarmed Kokietgym with body shots in round eight and put him down twice to end it. Referee Raul Caiz Sr. counted out Pigmy at 1:06.

Former middleweight title challenger Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Max Bursak (29-3-1, 12 KOs) to claim the WBC silver middleweight title. A workmanlike and uneventful fight which Murray won by scores of 119-109, 117-112, 119-109.

In a clash for a vacant WBA interim cruiserweight title, #7 rated Youri Kalenga (20-1, 13 KOs) pounded out a twelve round split decision over #6 rated Mateusz Masternak (32-2, 23 KOs). Kalenga took the fight to Masternak to build up an early lead en route to a 116-112, 115-113 edge on two cards. Masternak was up 115-113 on the third card.



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Estrella upsets Hernandez in Ensenada; Enriquez dominates Gonzalez again

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

From the parking lot of the classic San Nicolas hotel in the seaside port of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, new on the scene Coronel Promotions offered an eight-bout fight card on a Friday night. Not known as a boxing hotbed, the small town about seventy-five miles south of Tijuana does host a number of quality up and coming fighters and some veterans including former champion Roberto “Mako” Leyva. A former title challenger Ivan “Choko” Hernandez presides over the local commission and which needed to sharpen up their skills since no scores were ever announced but only the decision for those fights that went the distance. A slight upset was witnessed in the main event when Tijuana super featherweight Omar “Dinamita” Estrella (19-6-2, 11KO) came to town and out-boxed the much more experienced but war-torn Joksan “Torito” Hernandez (23-7-1, 15KO) of Ensenada to take an announced split decision over ten rounds. (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former two-division world champion Lovemore Ndou discusses Miguel Cotto, Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather and Paul Malignaggi. Ndou also talks about his new career as a lawyer in Sydney, Australia courtrooms.



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko nearly a 2:1 favorite

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Odds have been slowly shortening on two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko all week for tonight’s showdown against unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Gary Russell Jr. tonight at the StubHub Center and televised on Showtime. The Top Rank-promoted Ukrainian star is currently a -190 favorite against Golden Boy fighter Russell, who is at +165. The over/under is 9.5 rounds with “over” at -370, the “under” is +310.

Lomachenko-Russell is the most compelling bout on a card that also features the return of former world champion Robert Guerrero after a long layoff against hand-picked opponent Yoshihiro Kamegai and former world champion Devon Alexander against divisional gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass.

During a workout earlier in the week, Russell stated he views Lomachenko as a mere stepping stone. (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Warren: Price won’t be facing winner of Chisora-Fury

Heavyweight David Price will not be in the running to fight the winner out of Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury said promoter Frank Warren. Price’s promoter Kalle Sauerland had said that it was ‘inevitable’ that Price would face the winner of Chisora and Fury, but Warren has said that won’t happen. Bitter rivals Chisora and Fury clash in the biggest domestic heavyweight showdown in recent years at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on Saturday 26th July, with the winner securing the WBO number one spot to challenge reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

And once Klitschko has made his mandatory IBF title defence against Kubrat Pulev on September 6 in Germany, he’ll have to face either Chisora or Fury to defend his WBO title. “Chisora and Fury are both well past Price at this point,” said Warren. “This is a real fight between Chisora, the European Champion, against Fury, the undefeated challenger, and the man who comes out on top gets the number one position for the right to fight Klitschko for the WBO world title, Price doesn’t even come into the equation.” (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Sharp wins at Thunderdome IV

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

Luke “Razor” Sharp (9-1-2) bounced back to the winners circle in fine style with a tough unanimous points decision victory over Wade Ryan (5-2, 1 KO) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome VI tonight at Metro City Perth, Australia. After a close first round, Sharp won the second round by getting off his punches first and covering up well by taking Ryan’s hits on the gloves. Ryan landed his best punch of the fight in a close third round. But from rounds 4 to 6, Sharp took over the fight by pushing the pace and landing the cleaner shots to cruise to the win on points. Judges scored the fight 59-55, 59-56 and 59-56 all for Sharp. (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Complete Guerrero-Kamegai weights

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Robert Guerrero 146 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 146.7

Gary Russell Jr 125.5 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5
(WBO featherweight championship)

Devon Alexander 148.25 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 148
Chad Dawson 182.8 vs. George Blades 177.5
Dominic Breazeale 251.6 vs. Devin Vargas 234
Sharif Bogere 136 vs. Miguel Zamudio 137
Michael Hunter 207.2 vs. Jerry Forrest 224.5
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 175.25 vs. Michael Gbenga 172.75
Fabian Maidana 144.3 vs. Eddie Diz 149.8
Mark Anthony Hernandez 149.4 vs. Dante Stowers 151.25

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime, Showtime Extreme

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June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Zubov victorious at Fight Club OC

Cruiserweight KO artist Alexey Zubov went to 4-0, 4 KOs with a third round TKO of game Brent Urban (7-6-1, 5 KOs) at Thursday night’s sold out Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Alexey just had too much firepower and hurt Urban in all three rounds. A series of eight unanswered blows had Urban’s corner seeing enough and they threw the towel into the ring.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF #11 Samor stops Manufoe

By Raymond Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a promotion televised throughout Thailand on Channel seven television network, IBF#11 super flyweight Rusalee Samor (23-5-2,11 KOs) stopped Ricky Manufoe (23-21-2) in round four of scheduled twelve round bout with IBF Asia title up for grabs in Pabon City, Phatalung, Thailand on Thursday. Manufoe came to fight and swapped heavy blows with Samor in round one. In round four Samor had his Indonesian opponent in trouble after connecting with effective body punches and referee Somsak Sirianant crowned Samor at 2:15.

Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Samor is ready to challenge for IBF title. He is very popular in Thailand where he fights on nationally televised promotions on a regular basis.” (more…)



June 20th, 2014




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