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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Briggs-Phelps Video Highlights

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (56-6-1, 49 KOs) destroyed veteran Cory Phelps (16-7-1, 8 KOs) in round one on Saturday night in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Briggs retained the WBA’s NABA heavyweight title and claimed the vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title.



August 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Nicholson Remains Perfect With Stoppage In Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

In the main event of the Hardwork Promotions card at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD, undefeated and highly-touted Laurel, MD middleweight prospect Demond “D’Best At It” Nicholson saw one streak end and one continue. For the first time in his young career, Nicholson was taken past the first and second rounds of a bout. Nicholson stopped his previous seven opponents in the first round. However, Nicholson kept his overall stoppage streak alive by scoring a TKO over a very tough Taneal Goyco of Philadelphia, PA at the end of the fourth round.

The stoppage came with a bit of controversy. Late in the fourth, Nicholson dropped Goyco with a quick right hand. As the bell sounded to end the round, Goyco walked unsteadily to his corner, which happened to be where the ringside doctors were sitting. Chief Physician Dr. John Stiller took a look at Goyco on his stool and immediately told referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the bout. The Goyco corner was furious but Stiller was very adamant about his decision.

Nicholson remains perfect at 9-0, nine KO’s. Goyco is now 6-8-1, three KO’s. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

DeMarco-Tyner full report

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

The small mountainous enclave of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico was the host to an electrifying crowd of about two thousand in an arena erected by Zanfer Promotions in the heart of the town. The fight night, which was broadcast live in Mexico by Azteca, was brought to the small town as part of the seventy year celebration of the founding of the Tecate beer company. In the main event, former WBC lightweight champion Antonio “Tony” DeMarco (31-3-1, 23KO) came back from a six-month long hiatus to score a unanimous decision over late-sub Lanardo Tyner (31-11-2, 20KO) in a ten round bout contested in the welterweight division. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

George-Davis Full Report/Photos

By Sam Geraci and Craig Wick
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

In the main event of “B96’s Boxing at the Ballpark” at US Cellular in Chicago, Chicago’s Donovan “Da Bomb” George (26-4-2, 22 KOs) muscled out a unanimous decision over Dyah “Ali” Davis (22-5-1, 10 KOs) of Coconut Creek, FL, to win the super middleweight IBO championship. Scores were 115-113 (twice) and 116-112.

“This is the greatest day of my life…I thought that maybe I’d win a regional title or something like that but I never thought I’d win a world championship. I went to jail and was a loser but now I’m here and I’m a world champion,” said an emotional George after the bout.

George also stated that he broke his hand a couple days before the fight but could not back out. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao hits Macau

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) arrives in Macau, China, Sunday night and greets Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum for the start of his worldwide media tour with New York’s undefeated WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0).

Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao. The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Louis Rose defeats Dashon Johnson at the Queen

By Shamus Young at ringside

Super Welterweight Louis Rose (11-1-1) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Dashon Johnson (15-16-3) Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. The fight was a late addition to the card, which may explain why the fighters seemed to be coasting through the fight, which drew lusty boos from the crowd. For most of the fight, Johnson covered up and moved backwards, while Rose tapped him with light punches on the arms and gloves. Johnson occasionally would throw a wild, wide punch to remind us he was there. In the fourth and ninth rounds, Johnson put together several flurries that won those rounds. Scores were 98-92 twice and 99-91. Fightnews scored the match 98-92. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Filipinos outscore Japanese by 3 to 1

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

In a ballyhooed confrontation of each four Japanese and Filipino warriors, the game and gallant visitors outscored our young boys by three to one on Friday in Kobe, Japan. All games were hot and competitive crowd-pleasers. Unbeaten ex-amateur prospect, OPBF#9 super-bantam Jun Kubo (5-0, 4 KOs), 121.75, was only a Japanese victor as he utilized his southpaw stance plus advantageous height and reach, and overwhelmed Filipino Renren Pasegnahin (6-4-1, 2 KOs), 121.5, with his speed and skills en route to a fine stoppage at 2:37 of the fourth session in a scheduled eight. Cleverly outpunching and outlegging the Filipino visitor, Kubo, an upright southpaw footworker, turned loose and connected with solid and sharp combinations, dropping him so badly that the referee didn’t hesitate to call a halt in the fatal fourth. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Tulsa Post-Fight

Seven fighters joined UFC Sr. Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler on the stage for the press conference following UFC Fight Night Tulsa, which eminated from the Bank Of Oklahoma Center. Those fighters were Rafael dos Anjos, Benson Henderson, Thales Leites, Jordan Mein, Max Holloway, Ben Saunders, and Chas Skelly . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Nica Concepcion triumphs in Panama

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Former WBA interin flyweight champion Luis “Nica” Concepción (32-3, 23 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Duvan Hernández (12-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Roberto Durán in Panama City, Panama. Concepcion retained his WBC silver super flyweight belt.

In other action, minimumweight Carlos Ortega outpointed Leroy Estrada to claim the vacant WBC silver 105lb title.



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Quigg in search of new challenger

By James Slater

Unbeaten Scott Quigg, the reining WBA super-bantamweight champ (Guillermo Rigondeaux is the “super” WBA champion of course) is in need of a new opponent for his fast approaching September 13th defence in Manchester. Original foe, Paulus Ambunda, had to pull out due to suffering a hamstring injury in training. Quigg, who wants the big fights, will no doubt be hoping his promoter Eddie Hearn can find him a formidable and challenging opponent. But Hearn does not have long, with the card at The Phones 4 U arena just under three weeks away.

One week before Quigg boxes, potential rival Carl Frampton meets IBF king Kiko Martinez in a rematch in Ireland. Quigg and Frampton may well meet in a huge unification some time next year should they both emerge with a victory next month. At least, this is a fight all fans want to see come to fruition.



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Rochester, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

A partisan crowd at Rochester, New York’s Main Street Armory got their money’s worth in a night of upsets and wars, despite a dreadful main “un-event” as Serbian transplant Milos Pantelic barely kept his undefeated record intact via a majority draw against journeyman Leo Pla over eight nonthreatening cruiserweight rounds. (more…)



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from México

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel

WBC Youth super bantamweight Rey Vargas (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a second round KO over Daniel Ferreras (13-9-2, 4 KOs) to retain the title on Saturday night at the Convention Center Surman in Villa de Las Flores, México State.

In an interesting female fight, lightweight Jessica “Kika” Chávez (21-3-3, 4 KOs) retained her silver belt against Melisa McMorrow (9-5-3, 1 KO) over ten competitive rounds. Scores were 97-94, 97-93 and 96-94.

The card was promoted by Promociones del Pueblo. photos



August 24th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Tulsa Main: Dos Anjos Stops Henderson in Stunner

The first thing Rafael Dos Anjos said after his stunning first-round stoppage of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson Saturday at the BOK Center reflected the thoughts of fight fans around the world. “I have no words,” said the Brazilian contender, who scored the biggest win of his career in the UFC Fight Night main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

De Marco gets past Tyner

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In an entertaining fight, former world lightweight champion Antonio De Marco (31-3-1, 23 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to defeat Lanardo Tyner (31-11-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Casa Social de la Cervecería in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Tyner floored De Marco in round one with a big right hand and showed little respect for the ex-champion as he often made faces and gestures. Despite taking a lot of hard punches, De Marco did enough to win by scores of 98-92 on all cards.

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August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

George Wins IBO super middleweight championship

By Sam Geraci and Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

In the main event of “B96’s Boxing at the Ballpark” at US Cellular in Chicago, Donovan “Da Bomb” George (26-4-2, 22 KOs) muscled out a unanimous decision over Dyah “Ali” Davis (22-5-1, 10 KOs) of Coconut Creek, FL, to win the super middleweight IBO championship. Scores were 115-113 (twice) and 116-112.

“This is the greatest day of my life…I thought that maybe I’d win a regional title or something like that but I never thought I’d win a world championship. I went to jail and was a loser but now I’m here and I’m a world champion,” said an emotional George after the bout.

George also stated that he broke his hand a couple days before the fight but could not back out.

At light heavyweight, Chicago fan favorite Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (15-0, 10 KOs) muscled out a six round unanimous decision against an overweight but game Maxell Taylor (18-8-1, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, MD. Scores were 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.



August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Immediately following his victory Saturday night, the last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (56-6-1, 49 KOs) took center ring with the microphone and addressed the crowd.

“I was not too familiar with ALS before seriously reading up on it recently. This is a very serious disease and sadly claiming the lives of many people the world over. I advise everybody to please educate yourself on it as I have. We can beat this together,” stated Briggs.

Briggs then took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice. As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year.

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August 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs demolishes Phelps in North Carolina

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The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (56-6-1, 49 KOs) destroyed and stopped veteran Cory Phelps (16-7-1, 8 KOs) of Kentucky in round one. The bout took place in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Briggs blitzed Phelps from the opening bell dropping him inside the first minute of the fight. Phelps was game and got up but was dropped again for a second time. Briggs put him down for the third and final time with a body shot. Phelps showing his heart got up again but this time the referee waved the bout off. Briggs who is being proclaimed by some now as “America’s Champion,” continued his victory tour in winning the fifth fight of his comeback in five different states. He retained the WBA’s NABA heavyweight title and claimed the vacant WBC Latino heavyweight title against Phelps, who was a last resort opponent after original foes fell out for various reasons. Quotes, photos and video to follow.



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Huge Upset: Mike Jones defeated by Jaime Herrera in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at Ballys Atlantic City, New Jersey, welterweight Jamie Herrera (12-2, 7 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to outwill the formerly ranked IBF #2 contender Mike “Machine Gun” Jones (26-2, 19 KOs) en-route to a seventh round TKO victory. Jones, who has always been known for his powerful hooks and hand speed, was in control in the early going as he had Jamie Herrera backing up and badly hurt in the second. Herrera tried fight back but got caught with a big left hook and was sent to the canvas just as the bell sounded. Herrera rose to his feet and was on unsteady legs as referee Earl Brown almost stopped it.

Jones looked to finish the show in the third and went for it with a multiple punch combination that had Herrera again touching the canvas. This time though Jaime Herrera was in better shape and fought back hard. Both fighter clashed heads during an exchange that opened a cut on the left eye of Jones who fought carefully and tentatively in the closing moments of the round.

Herrera seemed to gain confidence and began to apply the pressure as the rounds progressed. By round six Jones was game and fading. Herrera’s flurries were doing their damage and his right hands had nearly closed Jones left eye. Jones was hurt several times and fading quickly. Herrera seized the opportunity and continued to batter Jones throughout the seventh round. Jones looked beaten and his left eye was closed as the bell sounded to end the round. The ringside Physician took a look in the corner at Jones and had the referee wave the fight off giving Jaime Herrera the well-deserved upset victory at the three minute mark of the seventh round. (more…)



August 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Tulsa Prelims: Killer Return for Killa B

Welterweight veteran Ben Saunders wasn’t able to get a knockout in his first UFC fight since 2010, but he was spectacular nonetheless Saturday at the BOK Center, as he delivered the first omoplata submission finish in UFC history, with newcomer Chris Heatherly being the first-round victim in UFC Fight Night prelim action . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Hallbach, Corley score KOs

By Christopher Cook at ringside
Photos by Neal Nachman

Former champions Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback and De’Marcus “Chop Chop” Corley scored knockout victories and claimed the WBF belt at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. “Thunder at the Forum: Round 2″ presented by Panda 5 Star Entertainment brought two championship fights along with a handful of local fights back to the Tampa Bay area. Hallback headlined the night, squaring off against an old nemesis in Victoria Cisneros for the WBF world belt, while Corley battled a last minute replacement for the WBF North American belt. (more…)



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Another first round KO for Hooker

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Super lightweight [jr. welterweight] Maurice ‘Mo’ Hooker is wasting no time piling up wins. Including Friday night’s knock out of undefeated Carlos Valenzuela four of his past seven matches have ended in the first round. The tall bomber from Dallas is a rising star at 140 pounds steadily climbing the ranks while looking for some worthy competition.

“We’re looking for the best opponent we can find,” was the response from Hooker’s camp when asked how hard they are pushing the 25-year-old.

During Friday night’s Scott G. Sherman Boys and Girls Club benefit fundraiser in downtown Fort Worth, Hooker [15-0-2, 11 KO] hoped he had a solid test with the also undefeated [6-0] Valenzuela of Ciudad Obregon in Sonora, Mexico. But after about 90 seconds of pushing around his opponent with a quick left hand Mighty Mo quietly dropped Valenzuela. Referee Laurence Cole counted him, gave him a fighter’s benefit of the doubt and sent him back to work. Less than a minute later a flurry of combos and a hard right put ‘El Guerrero’ on his knee and removed all doubt. (more…)



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs-Phelps collide tonight in North Carolina

The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (55-6-1, 48 KOs) returns to the ring tonight against veteran Cory Phelps (16-6-1, 8 KOs) at the Ring of Dreams Boxing Gym in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Two regional belts will be on the line as Briggs defends his NABA belt and the vacant WBC Latino title is also up for grabs. Briggs weighed in at 257 and Phelps scaled in at 222. This will be Briggs’ fifth fight in his comeback.



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Martin TKOs Earl in 10

Steve Martin (10-4, 9 KOs) of Malta stopped former world title challenger Graham Earl (26-6, 12 KOs) of the UK in round 10 Friday night. Martin took control the second half of the fight and Earl’s corner who had seen enough threw in the towel in round 10. The win was the biggest to date for Martin who also won the vacant World Boxing Foundation welterweight title. The bout took place at the Hilton Hotel in Portomaso, Malta. Special thanks to Malta local Patrick Demanuele for this report.



August 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Macao Post-Fight

Four fighters joined the UFC president Dana White at the UFC Fight Night Macao post-fight press conference: Alberto Mina, Ning Guangyou, Tyron Woodley, and Michael Bisping . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Officials for Davis-George IBO supermiddle clash

By Johnny B’

The approved officials for tonight’s scheduled bout at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, for the vacant International Boxing Organization’s super middleweight title will be referee Robert Byrd (Nevada), judges Scott Dexter (Michigan), Mauro Di Fiore (Illinois) and Mike Fitzgerald (Wisconsin). The IBO supervisor will be Mr. John W. Daddono (Florida).

The contestants Dyah Ali Davis 22-4-1 with 10 KOs hailing from Florida and Illinois local Chicago warrior, Don Da Bomb George 25-4-2 with 22 KOs should make for an interesting evening.



August 23rd, 2014




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