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- Escalante Outworks Ruiz Jr.
- Hawk's Flock goes 2-1 in Argentina
- Happy Birthday Bob Arum
- Malignaggi, Judah talk about all-Brooklyn showdown
- Glen Tapia OK after brutal fight
- #1 Cazares wins majority nod over Miranda
- Baby Jake Matlala dies
- Kirkland wins war against Tapia; Rigondeaux dominates Agbeko
- Malignaggi tops Judah, Porter dethrones Alexander, Lara dominates Trout, Bika-Dirrell draw
- Sturm annihilates Barker to win IBF middleweight championship
Southpaw Jason Bergman (21-10 14 KOs) captured the vacant NABA-US Heavyweight Title by 1st round knockout over previously unbeaten John L. Smith (13-1-1) Saturday night at the Green Tree Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bergman landed a looping left dropping Smith early in the initial stanza. After Smith beat the count, Bergman proceeded to land a barrage of punches sending Smith to the canvas again for several minutes. The official time of the stoppage was 1:59.
WBA #15 “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-2) defended his NABA-US lightweight strap via a ten round unanimous decision over Ryan Belasco (18-6). Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94; no knockdowns were recorded. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over 40-year-old four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. In a tactical battle between counter punchers, the younger, quicker Bradley usually able to get off first. Marquez did well in exchanges, which were far fewer than he wanted. Marquez had his best round in round nine as he rattled Bradley. Marquez continued to come on down the stretch, but it was too little, too late. Bradley almost floored Marquez with a left hook in a late flurry in the waning seconds. Scores were 115-113 Marquez, 116-112, 115-113 Bradley.
“I came to win,” said Marquez after the fight. “I felt that I did win. The judges took it away from me. I did my job. I’ve been robbed six times in my career.”
In a clash for the vacant WBO featherweight title, former champion Orlando Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Orlando Cruz (20-3-1, 10 KOs) to regain the belt. Salido was in command all the way as he aggressively pressured the fleet-footed Cruz, who made worldwide headlines as the first openly gay pro boxer. Salido finally laid out Cruz in round seven with an overhand right. Time was 1:05.
In his pro debut, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KO) scored an impressive fourth round KO over world rated Jose Ramirez (25-3, 15 KOs). Southpaw Lomachenko had Ramirez on the deck with a body shot in the first minute and was in command until he dropped Ramirez with another body shot for the count in round four. Lomachenko wins the WBO International featherweight title and is aiming to fight for a world championship in his next fight. Time was 2:59. (more…)
WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (32-1, 17 KOs) retained his title by eighth round technical decision “Matemático” Núñez (26-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina. The bout was sent to the cards after Reveco sustained a deep cut over his right eye in round eight. Scores were 80-71, 80-71, 80-71, all for Reveco.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former world title challenger Julio “Pollito” Ceja (25-1, 23 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Juan José “Goofy” Montes (23-4-2, 14 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC bantamweight silver belt on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
In other action, former female world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (38-7-3, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Buakaew Onesongchaigym (6-2-1, 0 KOs) in a fight for the WBC international female super flyweight belt and light flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (23-3, 16 KOs) stopped Saul “Baby” Juarez (18-3, 11 KOs).
In yet another scoring travesty in Pennsylvania, Vivain Harris won a split decision much to the surprise of the sold-out crowd at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia over Danny O’Connor. O’Connor, (23-2, 7 KOs) pressed the action throughout, working behind a jab and showed outstanding defense, picking off or slipping the single shots thrown by Harris, (31-9, 19 KOs). Although O’Connor was never able to hurt Harris, his effective aggression and accuracy appeared to be enough to win easily. Once again, very odd scoring was the case with one judge giving O’Connor the fight by a 100-90 shutout, a second 99-91 for Harris with the deciding vote 96-94 for the jubilant Harris, who entered the bout with a 1-6-1 record in his last eight. (more…)
In a clash of unbeaten fighters, 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will be back in the ring on Monday against fellow undefeated welterweight Emmanuel “Ice Cold” Lartey (16-0, 8 KOs) in the Golden Boy Live! eight-round co-main event on the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Unbeaten junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (21-0, 10 KOs) faces southpaw Jose Angel “Silver Boy” Rodriguez (17-2-1, 2 KOs) as previously announced in the ten round main event.
Also on six-bout card are Spence Jr.’s Olympic teammate Rau’shee Warren (15-0, 3 KOs), who will face Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-3-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round contest, and undefeated hot prospect Jeffrey Fontanez (12-0, 9 KOs) vs. TBA. Willie Jones (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Jose Angel Segura (2-4-2, 1 KO) and Martin Lagunas Jr. (0-0) vs. Larry Yanez (3-6-2) will complete the action in a pair of welterweight four-rounders.
The event will also feature a special guest appearance by boxing superstar and former world champion Roy Jones Jr.
By Karl Freitag
After hitting it out of the park with the Mayweather-Alvarez pay-per-view on September 14th, Showtime Boxing has largely conceded the prime boxing months of October and November to rival HBO, which is currently on a sensational run of ten boxing telecasts in eleven weeks. Showtime, on the other hand, is in the midst of a nine week dry spell with only one announced boxing telecast (Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat on October 26). The CBS-owned premium network will, however, finally awaken from their slumber to close the year strong with three straight shows beginning November 30, with at least two of those telecasts going head-to-head with HBO.
November 30 – Showtime
Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cesar Seda
Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas
December 7 – Showtime
Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi
Erislandy Lara vs. Austin Trout
Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
December 14 – Showtime PPV
Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana
Carlos Molina vs. Victor Ortiz
Keith Thurman vs. Jesus Soto Karass
Alfredo Angulo vs. Jorge Melendez
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photo: Bob Barton
Friday night the crowd was on the edge of their seats at St. Charles, Mo’s Ameristar Casino and Spa as Rumble Time Promotions presented a fight card featuring some of the St. Louis region’s finest talent.
Stephon Young, a featherweight amateur phenom, stayed undefeated as a professional, scoring a four round decision victory over a game Zach Hubbard. Now 6-0-1 with 2 KOs, Young used his superior hand speed to keep Hubbard (0-1) off-balance for most of the contest. Flashing a lightning-quick lead left, Young put his punches together in combination and continually popped his opponent in the midsection with a stinging right hook. The solid performance won over all three judges, each of them turning in a score of 40-36. (more…)
Photo: Big Joe Miranda
In the lead up to tonight’s pay-per-view showdown with four-division champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez, unbeaten WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs), trainer Joel Diaz and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum participated in a teleconference to discuss the fight with reporters. Topics discussed included the residual effects of Bradley’s previous life-and-death fight with Ruslan Providnikov, why Bradley chose to fight Marquez rather than a more lucrative fight with Manny Pacquiao, concerns over the judges, sparring with Lucas Matthysse, random drug testing and much more. Continued…
By Matt Thompson
Photo: DiBella Entertainment
Three top prospects from Ireland will make their US debuts on Saturday, October 12th on the undercard of the highly intriguing matchup between welterweight contender Danny “B’hoy” O’Connor and former world champ Vicious Vivian Harris at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
O’Connor, riding high on a nine-bout winning streak will take the biggest step in his career against the power-punching former WBA/WBA welterweight champion Harris. A win over Harris (30-19-2, 19 KOs) will bring O’Connor (23-1, 7 KOs) to the next level in his career, which has been red-hot in 2013, fighting in his fifth bout of the year. Managed by Ken Casey of the well-known Celtic Punk/Rock band The Dropkick Murphys, O’Connor has worked hard to increase his visibility and fan base in his native Boston, having his last nine fights in the Boston area since joining forces with Casey. (more…)
October 26 will be a first for Marcos Nader (17-0-1, 2 KOs). On that date, the Austrian middleweight will have his premiere title defense. Back in April, the 23-year-old secured the EU Championship with a win over Roberto Santos. In Oldenburg, Germany he will once again lock horns with a Spaniard when he meets Luis Crespo (9-5-1, 4 KOs) inside the ring. The Sauerland Event show at the EWE Arena Oldenburg also sees Arthur Abraham, Jack Culcay and Robert Woge in title-action.
Gary Shaw Productions presented another night of boxing on Friday night at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. In the main event, Roman Morales (17-0, 10 KOs) defeated Robert Castaneda (20-4-1, 15 KOs) by way of unanimous decision to retain his “Central Coast Championship.” In the early rounds Morales was using his superior boxing skills to get in position to land his shots. Castaneda was confused as Morales was switching stances throughout the fight. Morales dropped Castaneda in round five and everything was going his way. Things changed in round seven when Morales got caught with a left hook to the head. Morales gained his composure, but Castaneda gained confidence going into the final rounds. But Morales got back in control and finished off the fight landing hard blows to the head and body. Scorecards read 97-91 across the board for Morales. (more…)
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
WBO #10 bantamweight Marvin “Good Boy” Mabait (19-1-2, 13 KOs) needed just 26 seconds to put away Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (18-5-1, 9 KOs) in a clash scheduled for twelve rounds on Friday night at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City. A grazing left/right combination by the Filipino laid out Garcia for the count as Mabait claimed the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt. Garcia apparently suffered a problem with his left eye. Mabait could be in line to face WBO Champion Tomoki Kameda in December.
Middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. scored a workmanlike six round unanimous decision over Miguel Alvarez to capture the Mid-South and UBC Middleweight title at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Monroe, Jr. who is promoted by D3 Boxing had a decided speed advantage over Alvarez, who showed an iron chin. Alvarez actually received a standing ovation from the crowd for the grit that he showed during the fight. Monroe Jr. ups his record to 15-1. Alvarez is 4-9. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
Unbeaten Las Vegas welterweight Jessie Vargas (23-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over game Ray Narh (26-4, 21 KOs), of Corona, New York by way of Ghana in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” ten round welterweight main event from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Vargas scored a knockdown in the closing seconds to punctuate a 98-91, 98-91, 97-92 win.
In the super bantamweight co-main event, Jessie Magdaleno (17-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas stopped Raul Hidalgo (19-10, 14 KOs) of Mexico round three of a scheduled six round bout. (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Moris Rodriquez 140 vs. Manuel Rose 142
Rodney Hernandez 227 vs. Kevin Howard 264
Mario Ayala 119 vs. Christian Navarro 119
Ojaland Brown 229 vs. Edward Ramirez 226
Ryan Bourland 180 vs. Albert Avina 192
Venue: Red Lion Woodlake Hotel
Date: Oct. 12, 2013
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni
Photo: Robert Hughes
44-year-old former world champion Antonio Tarver is planning to return to the ring in late November. “The Magic Man” is currently looking to land a fight in his native State of Florida. Nothing is set at the moment, but Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez confirmed to Fightnews.com that it’s possible Tarver could fight on a “Golden Boy Live” card taking place on November 25 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, California.
Tarver has been out of the ring since a June 2012 draw with Lateef Kayode in an IBO cruiserweight championship fight that was later changed to a no decision after Tarver tested positive for an anabolic steroid, which he maintains was a false positive. He was suspended for one year and fined by the California Commission and dropped by Showtime from a promising career as a fight analyst.
Moments ago, promoter Yvon Michel announced that the clash between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and mandatory challenger Tony Bellew is “100% made.” The card, which will take place at The Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, fills in the November 30 date on the upcoming Boxing TV schedule, which is now solid through December 14. Word is that WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will make his first defense against Ismail Sillakh in the co-feature. HBO will televise. Press conferences to announce the details will be held next Thursday in both Quebec City and Montreal.
Report/photos: John DiSanto/phillyboxinghistory.com
The 6th Annual Briscoe Awards are set to happen this Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2PM. The free public event honors the best of the Philadelphia fight scene, and brings together the boxers of today, past local greats, other boxing people, and fight fans.
The main event of the day is the presentation of both the Briscoe Award, a statuette of the late 1970′s legend Bennie Briscoe, and the brand new Briscoe Medal, a medallion with Briscoe’s face on the front, and the Liberty Bell on the back. Awards are given in seven categories.
Going home with the original Briscoe Award Statuette are Danny Garcia (2012 Philly Fighter of the Year), and Bryant Jennings and Maurice Byarm (for the 2012 Philly Fight of the Year). Briscoe Medals will be presented in five categories: 2012 Performance of the Year (Steve Cunningham), 2012 KO of the Year (Garrett Wilson), 2012 Prospect of the Year (Bryant Jennings), 2012 Rookie of the Year (Jesse Hart), and 2012 Amateur of the Year (Rasheen Brown). (more…)
Former two-division world champions Zab “Super” Judah and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will officially announce their December 7 welterweight fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York next Tuesday. The fight will be televised live on Showtime.
SES Boxing’s “Heavy Boys” boxing card planned for October 25th in Frankfurt/Oder was postponed after the two main fighters, light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi and heavyweight Steffen Kretschmann (who had recently signed with SES) were injured in their sparring yesterday. Krasnigi suffered a broken nose and Kretschmann suffered a deep cut over the left eye.
This is the first time we’ve had such bad luck at an event,” said SES-Promoter Ulf Steinforth. “Two injured athletes – and almost at the same time – this is really a disaster. We’ve set the gears in motion to quickly reschedule “Heavy Boys.” The new date will be announced in the coming days.”
The card features heavyweight title challenger against Francesco Pianta vs. Brian Minto, Robin Krasniqi vs. Oleksandr Cherviak for the WBO European light heavy belt and the SES Boxing debut of Steffen Kretschmann.
By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Timothy Bradley 146 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 144.5
(WBO welterweight championship)
Orlando Salido 126 vs. Orlando Cruz 125
(WBO welterweight championship)
Vasyl Lomachenko 125 vs. Jose Ramirez 126.5
Seanie Monaghan 174 vs. Anthony Smith 175.5
Kenny Abril 146.5 vs. Brad Solomon 146
Mikael Zewski 147.5 vs. Alberto Herrera 147.5
Jun Doliguez 126 vs. Giovanni Caro TBD
Eric Watkins 175 vs. Trevor McCumby TBD
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO PPV
Note: Jose Ramirez returned later and weighed in at 125.6 lbs. He needed to come in under the 126lb featherweight limit as Ramirez-Lomachenko is for the WBO International title.
Juan Carlos Reveco 111 vs. Ricardo “Matemático” Núñez 111.75
(WBA flyweight championship)
Venue: Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez, San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina
Promoter: O.R. Promotions
By Gabriel F.Cordero
Mariana Juarez 114.50 vs Buakaew Onesongchaigym 113.30
(WBC super flyweight international title)
Julio “Pollito” Ceja 117.70 vs Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes 117.70
(WBC bantamweight silver title)
Juan “Churritos” Hernandez 109.50 vs Saul “Baby” Juarez 109.50
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta de la Riviera Nayarit
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
By James Slater
Carl Frampton Vs. Scott Quigg is a British super-bantamweight clash that has been spoken of for some time now and, as reported by Sky Sports, Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has made Frampton a “huge offer” to agree to face the WBA 122-pound champ next March.
“We have made a huge offer to Frampton’s licensed manager and promoter Barry McGuigan for Carl to fight Scott in March on Sky Sports, and are looking forward to opening talks in the coming weeks,” the Matchroom boss told Sky today. (more…)
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