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By Robert Hough at ringside
Bruno Escalante (11-1-1, 5 KOs) used precise power and effective energy to defeat Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-4-1, 3 KOs), and claim the IBA junior bantamweight championship with a majority decision. Judges scored the high-action fight 95-95, 98-92 and 97-93 for the native of Cebu, the Philippines, who fights out of San Carlos, Calif. (more…)
On Saturday at the 40,000-seat Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes (Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium) in Cordoba, Argentina, the two sons and nephew of the legendary champion Julian Jackson, known as the “Hawk’s Flock” won two out of three against Argentinian opponents.
In the 10-round middleweight main event, Julius “The Chef” Jackson (17-0, 13 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over previously undefeated Nicolas Dario Lopez (10-1, 4 KOs), while in the co-feature promising super welterweight John “Dah Rock” Jackson (18-1, 15 KOs) stopped Jorge Daniel Miranda (51-16, 20 KOs) in round eight. However, super welterweight Samuel “The Hunter” Rogers (14-1, 8 KOs) suffered his first loss at the hands of Carlos Adan “El Malevo” Jerez (38-16-3, 18 KOs) via ten round unanimous decision.
Photo: Ed Keenan/Top Rank
Fightnews.com wishes Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum a happy 82nd birthday! Bob spent the eve of his big day doing what he does best, promoting a big fight card, this year in Atlantic City. The Top Rank CEO has been at the pinnacle of the sport ever since he got into it in 1966 by presenting a world heavyweight championship fight featuring ring legend Muhammad Ali in his promotional debut.
Since then, Top Rank, under Arum’s leadership, has promoted roughly 11,500 fight cards around the globe featuring fighters like Oscar De la Hoya, George Foreman, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and of course, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
By Matt Richardson
Paul Malignaggi: I’m happy. I’m looking foreard to bigger fights. I want a fight with that bitch-ass Adrian Broner. It was good to get the win tonight, but it was bittersweet because it was Zab.
Zab Judah: Some days you have an off-night. He stayed outside with his jab and kept his distance good. I really couldn’t pick his timing up. It’s always disappointing to lose at home.
By Karl Freitag
There was some cause for concern when Top Rank’s Crystal Marie Denha tweeted that Glen Tapia was rushed to the local trauma center after his brutal fight with James Kirkland on Saturday night in Atlantic City. We are happy to report that the latest news is Glen has been released from the Medical Center – ALL SCANS NEGATIVE.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
In a battle of former champions, WBC #1 super bantamweight Hugo “Increible” Cazares (40-7-2, 27 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over Julio Cesar “Pingo ” Miranda (37-10-2, 29 KOs) in a fight for Cazares’ WBC International Silver belt on Saturday night at the Convention Center at the Hotel Ixtapa Azul in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. Scores were 116-112, 115-114, 114-114.
By Ron Jackson
Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala, one of the legends of SA boxing, has died. Matlala, who held four “world” titles and two South African titles, died at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday morning. He would have turned 52 on January 8. At 1.48m (4’10), he was the shortest world champion in history. He weighed 48.99 kg (108 lbs) when he was at the height of his career.
He retired with a professional record of 53-12-2, including 27 wins inside the distance, after holding the WBO flyweight, WBO junior flyweight, IBA junior flyweight and WBU junior flyweight belts. He also won the SA junior flyweight title twice. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank
WBA/WBO world super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (29-5, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The technically superior Rigondeaux completely shut down Agbeko and won 120-108 on all cards.
In a much anticipated jr middleweight clash, KO Artist James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (20-1, 12 KOs). Kirkland and Tapia went right at it in round one and the war was on. Kirkland rocked Tapia in round two, but like a warrior Tapia fired back. Both fighters wobbled in round three. Kirkland punished Tapia in round four as the bout swung his way. Tapia was given a last chance to make something happen in round five and was battered again. The bout was finally waved off in the sixth with Tapia out on his feet. Time was :38.
Former middleweight title challenger “Mack the Knife” Matthew Macklin (30-5, 20 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over late replacement Lamar Russ (11-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 98-92, 97-93. (more…)
By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
In a welterweight clash between former world champions, Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) became the “King of Brooklyn” with a twelve round unanimous decision over Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Judah was credited with a knockdown in round two. Both fighters were cut over the left eye from a head butt in round three. After that Paulie took over the fight with his speed and workrate. Scores were 116-111, 117-110, 117-110.
Determined challenger Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 14 KOs) dethroned IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-2, 13 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision. Porter took the fight to Alexander, rocking him several times in rounds three and four and outworking the champion throughout the contest. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.
WBA interim super welterweight titleholder Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KOs) in a rather dull fight between skilled southpaw counterpunchers. The quicker Lara dropped Trout in round eleven and won by scores of 118-109, 117-110, 117-110.
WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (35-2-2, 21 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round draw against Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs). Dirrell had Bika in trouble and on the deck in round five. Bika came back and wobbled Dirrell in round six. It became a battle of attrition. Bika was deducted a point for a low blow in round eleven. Scores were 114-112 Bika, 116-110 Dirrell, 113-113. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
In a career best performance, former WBA and WBO champion Felix Sturm (38-3-2, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular second round TKO to dethrone IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KOs) and regain a share of the world championship on Saturday night at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Sturm got off to a fast start landing numerous clean shots against Barker in round one. Sturm continued to land flush in round two, dropping Barker twice. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after a series of unanswered right hands. Time was 2:09.
In his previous fight, Sturm let Sam Soliman off the hook after an early knockdown. He didn’t make that mistake Saturday as he unleashed everything he had when he hurt Barker and got him out of there. Sturm is now a four-time middleweight champion. Barker does have a rematch clause and Sturm stated he would be willing to face Barker in England in the return bout. Felix rated this as his second best performance after his fight with Oscar.
In a top quality women’s match, WBA female flyweight champion Susi Kentikian (32-2, 16 KOs) won a close ten round decision over Simona Galassi (19-3-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 98.5-94, 99-91.5 and 97-95.5. (more…)
Report & Photo by Pasi Taavitsainen
Unbeaten lightweight Edis Tatli (26-0, 6 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Mzonke Fana (32-7, 13 KOs) to retain his WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title on Saturday night at the Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland. Tatli was bigger, quicker and stronger, showing a fast jab, good movement and a higher workrate in a clear win. Scores were 117-111, 118-110, 118-110. Afterward Fana stated he suffered a shoulder injury in round four or five. Promoter: Pekka Maki/P3 Boxing.
Former WBO cruiserweight champion-turned-light heavyweight Enzo Maccarinelli (37-6, 29 KOs) Courtney Fry (18-3, 6 KOs) in a clash for the Commonwealth belt on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Maccarinelli dropped Fry at the end of round one. Fry battled back into the fight but Maccarinelli floored Fry again in the sixth and after more punishment in the seventh, Fry’s corner threw in the towel.
In a clash for the WBO Euro lightweight belt, Stephen Ormond (16-1, 7 KOs) outworked local favorite Derry Mathews (34-9-2, 19 KOs) over ten to win by scores of 98-93, 98-93, 98-92. (more…)
His overdue world title defense seems to be the furthest thing from the mind of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko as his political power struggle continues in the Ukraine. Vitali, head of the opposition UDAR party, has now issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich. Klitschko demanded the immediate release of all detained protesters and political prisoners, that all responsible for beating student protesters be brought to justice, the resignation of the current government and early presidential and parliamentary elections. Vitali hopes to attract more than a million Ukrainians to Kiev Sunday to protest and bring Yanukovich to accept his party’s demands. (Big thanks to Andrij)
After an 18 month layoff, former IBF world champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (27-8-1, 17 KOs) is back to make what he hopes is another run at a world title. It all starts on Wednesday night, when he swaps punches with upset-minded Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (9-12, 7 KOs) at the EconoLodge Conference Center in Allentown, PA. Ouma, 36, has lost six of his last eight, all against top flight competition. His last fight was against Gennady Golovkin. Yusubov has lost ten of his last eleven, but his one win during that stretch was over former world champion James Page. He will be looking to take down another former world champ in Ouma.
Local fight fans are invited to a press conference and “meet and greet” on Monday from 6:30PM to 8PM at former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes’ Champ’s Corner (91 Larry Holmes Drive) in Easton, PA. Ouma and undercard boxers will discuss their Wednesday night bouts and be available immediately afterward for photo opportunities and autographs. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
During his 15-month career, Accokeek, MD junior middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd has quietly been making steady progress — a couple of easy wins here, a tough win over an awkward veteran there — all the while staying busy — and undefeated — through nine bouts. Friday night in front of a packed house at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD, Hurd successfully made a statement that he is ready to pick up the pace in competition by scoring an impressive second-round TKO over veteran George “El Gallo” Armenta of Silver Spring, MD. (more…)
By Pasi Taavitsainen
Mzonke Fana 135 vs. Edis Tatli 134.4
(WBA intercontinental lightweight title)
Venue: Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland
Promoter: Pekka Maki/P3 Boxing
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
Undefeated super middleweight J’Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) scored devastating a sixth round KO over former world title challenger LaJuan Simon (23-5-2, 12 KOs) at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Love knocked Simon out cold with a right uppercut to culminate a night of knockouts promoted by Mayweather Promotions. Time was 2:48.
Unbeaten super middleweight Badou Jack “The Ripper” (16-0-1, 11 KOs) dropped Rogelio “Porky” Moreno (31-5, 25 KOs) three times in round six to get a nice KO win. Medina did well early, but Jack turned the tables. Time was 2:30.
Rebounding from his KO loss to John Molina, lightweight Mickey Bey (19-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a third round KO over Carlos Cardenas (20-7-1, 13 KOs). A left hook finished Cardenas at :2:22.
Jr middleweight Chris Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a first round KO over Asacio Ferreira (14-1-1, 12 KOs). Pearson dropped Ferreira with a barrage of punches at 1:44.
Welterweight Ashley Theophane (34-6-1, 10 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Robert Osiobe (14-8-4, 6 KOs) in a non-televised bout.
Also welterweight Cortez Bey (9-1-1, 4 KOs), brother of Mickey, won a controversial six round split decision over John Ryan Grimaldo (9-3, 6 KOs). Grimaldo dropped Bey in round one, and another seeming knockdown in round four was ruled a slip.
Bruno Escalante 114 vs. Michael Ruiz Jr. 115
(IBA jr bantamweight title)
Jonathan Chicas 142 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 143 1/2
Ricardo Pinell 157 vs. Arturo Brambila 156 1/2
Tony Johnson 177 vs. Alfredo Contreras 176 1/2
Andy Vences 131 1/2 vs. Victor Capaceta 130
Darwin Price 143 vs. Vicente Guzman 143 1/2
Chris Batista 136 1/2 vs. Benito Salazar N/A
Promoter: Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions and Paco Damian of Paco Presents
Venue: Sports House, Redwood City, CA
Tickets are available at the Sports House box office (650-362-4100)
In a year of classic fights, heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva delivered one of their own in the main event of UFC Fight Night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, giving fans 25 minutes of blood, guts, skill, and will before the judges rendered a majority draw verdict that was probably the only decision that no one is likely to complain about . . . click here for more at UFC.com
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Photos: Przemek Garczarczyk
In their third and final encounter, WBC cruiserweight Krzysztof “Diabolo” Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs) won when mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs) could not continue after six rounds on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The 32-year-old Wlodarczyk dropped Fragomeni, twelve years his senior, with a left hook on a break at the end of round four. Fragomeni barely beat the count. The fight was stopped between rounds six and seven due to a cut under Fragomeni’s left eye. Time :01 of round seven. Wlodarczyk is now 2-0-1 against Fragomeni.
IBF #1 light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Samuel Miller (26-8, 23 KOs). Fonfara dropped Miller at the end of round one, then floored him for the count with a left hook in round two. Time was :58. Fonfara’s left hook was an immediate response to a rabbit punch from Miller. (more…)
In his first fight in 18 months and now fighting as a heavyweight, Lateef Kayode (19-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round TKO over journeyman Travis Fulton (21-34, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Kayode dropped Fulton in round one and got a referee’s stoppage in round two.
In the main event, local fan favorite Francisco Santana (18-3-1, 8 KOs) won a 10-round unanimous decision over former world champion Joachim Alcine (33-7-1, 19 KOs). Santana dominated the bout from the opening round, throwing hard punches to the head and body that kept Alcine on the retreat. Scorecards read 99-90 twice and 100-89. Five straight losses for the 37-year-old Alcine.
WBC #6 lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev (26-6-1, 16 KOs) destroyed late sub Mario Hermosillo (12-13-3, 2 KOs), getting a first round knockout with a vicious body blow at the 2:02 mark. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez
The busiest promoter in Tijuana, Guillermo Mayen of Mayen Promotions closed out his 2013 season with a modestly attended fight card this past Wednesday night at the home of Tijuana club fights, Las Pulgas night club. The night began with a couple of quick knockout of clearly over matched opponents but it soon got better as the last three fights turned out to be a bit more competitive. In the main event, Tijuana super featherweight Erick Martinez (9-0-1, 6KOs) remained undefeated by earning a razor thin unanimous decision over Julio Paz (5-6), also of Tijuana, in a six rounder.
Paz began well enough establishing his jab early and catching Martinez with a good uppercut. Paz was scoring well to the body and head with the jab until Martinez was able to catch him against the ropes and land a telling over hand right that dropped Paz to the ground. Paz got up but on shaky legs but was still able to finish the round. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
A very interesting all-Beltway youth vs. experience bout will be one of the featured bouts on the Friday, December 6 Keystone Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Undefeated Accokeek, MD junior middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd will face his most experienced foe to date when he takes on “El Gallo” George Armenta of Silver Spring, MD in a scheduled six-round encounter. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Hugo Cázares 121.7 vs. Julio César Miranda 121
(WBC super bantamweight silver title)
Irma Sánchez 110.20 vs Yesenia Martínez 111
Jorge Cota 159.50 René Fernández 159.50
Venue: Centro de Convenciones hotel Ixtapa Azul
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa & TDN
Photos: P. Gercke/Team SES
Heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (29-1-1, 16 KOs) successfully returned on Friday night from his world title challenge loss to world champion Wladimir Klitschko last May. Pianeta scored an explosive second round TKO over previously unbeaten Robert Teuber (8-1, 7 KOs) in a bout for the German International belt at the Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. Pianeta mercilessly teed off on Teuber in round two and Teuber’s corner, seeing their fighter was completely outclassed, threw in the towel! Time was 1:43.
WBO/WIBF/WBF female super featherweight champion Ramona Kühne (21-1, 7 KOs) punished Renata Dömsödi (11-4, 5 KOs) until the bout wass waved off in round six. It was Kühne’s second win over Dömsödi.
WBO/WBF female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (16-0, 7 KOs) annihilated Carmen Garcia (10-3, 5 KOs) in the first round. Referee Ingo Barabbas jumped into to save Garcia from further punishment. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Fightnews.con has received official information that Japanase WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Koki Kameda has vacated his title. This is apparently in response to the WBA calling for a purse bid for a fight between Kameda against Panamanian bantamweight “super” world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno next week in Panama City. Kameda has officially asked the WBA to reclassified as a super flyweight.
Kameda and his brothers Daiki and Tomoki became the first three brothers to hold world titles. Two now remain champions. Daiki is IBF super flyweight champion and Tomoki is WBO bantamweight champion.
More to come…
Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank
Guillermo Rigondeaux 121 vs. Joseph Agbeko 121.6
(WBA/WBO junior featherweight title)
Glen Tapia 156 vs. James Kirkland 155.1
Matthew Macklin 159 vs. Lamar Russ 159
Matt Korobov 162.2 vs. Derek Edwards 161.8
Toka Kahn Clary 130.2 vs. Ramsey Luna 131.2
Jesse Hart 168.2 vs. Tyrell Hendrix 168.4
Tramaine Williams 122.6 vs. Jovany Fuentes 121.8
Egor Mekhontsev 177.2 vs. Peter Cajigas 179.8
Julian Rodriguez 140.6 vs. Ryan Picou 140
Venue: Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ
Promoter: Top Rank
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Paulie Malignaggi 147 vs. Zab Judah 146
Devon Alexander 146.4 vs. Shawn Porter 146.8
(IBF welterweight title)
Erislandy Lara 153.2 vs. Austin Trout 153.8
(WBA interim super welterweight title)
Sakio Bika 166.6 vs. Anthony Dirrell 167.4
(WBC super middleweight title)
Sadam Ali 147 vs. Jesus Selig 147
Marcus Browne 176.8 vs. Kevin Engel 176.8
Juan Dominguez 122.6 vs. Camilo Perez 123
Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Golden Boy
The “Solo Boxeo Tecate” boxing card originally scheduled to air at 11 p.m. ET/PT on UniMas and featuring Roberto Marroquin (23-3, 16 KOs), of Dallas, in a rematch against Daniel Diaz (20-5-1, 14 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua has been canceled due to a huge snow and ice storm that has shut down the Dallas Airport. Top Rank will reschedule the fight.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 6, 2013
The long unbeaten streak of WBA featherweight champion Chris John (48-1-3, 22 KOs) ended on Friday night as IBO featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (27-2, 15 KOs) stopped “The Dragon” at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. Vetyeka hurt John in round five and John barely survived to the bell. Vetyeka then dropped John at the end of round six and the bout was stopped between rounds. The South African retained his IBO belt and claimed John’s WBA title. John was making his 19th defense of the WBA strap. Vetyeka dedicated the win to Nelson Mandela, who passed yesterday.
IBO lightweight champion Daud Cino Yordan (32-3, 23 KOs) retained his title with an entertaining twelve round split decision Sipho Taliwe (21-4-1, 14 KOs). Yordan survived an intense attack by Taliwe in round six, but generally took the fight to Taliwe. Scores were 116-111, 117-110 for Yordan, 114-113 for Taliwe, who was deducted a point for holding in round ten.
Featherweight Rasmanudin (18-4-2, 9 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Roberto Lerio (16-18-1, 6 KOs) by scores of 59-54, 57-56 and 58-55.
By Joe Koizumi
Japanese footworker Akira Yaegashi successfully kept his WBC flyweight belt as he kept outlegging and outspeeding top contender and ex-WBC 108-pound champ Edgar Sosa, Mexico, winning a unanimous decision (117-111 twice and 116-112) over twelve fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.
On the undercard, former Olympic gold medalist in London, Japanese middleweight Ryota Murata had a tough time with a durable US journeyman Dave Peterson, but finally stopped him at 1:20 of the eighth and final session.
Unbeaten 108-pound sensation Naoya Inoue, in his fifth pro bout, acquired the vacant OPBF light-fly belt by halting Filipino Jerson Mancio at 2:51 of the fifth session in a scheduled twelve.
More to come…
Golden Boy has announced the off-TV fights that lead up to the SHOWTIME televised quadrupleheader at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Featured on this stacked card will be a 10-round super welterweight clash between unbeaten Philadelphian Julian “J-Rock” Williams (13-0-1, 7 KOs) and Mexico’s Orlando “Latigo” Lora (29-4-2, 19 KOs), a 10-round welterweight bout pitting 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (17-0, 10 KOs) of Brooklyn against Arizona prospect Jesus “Chino” Selig (12-1-1, 6 KOs), an eight-round light heavyweight matchup between 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne (7-0, 6 KOs) of Staten Island and St. Louis veteran Kevin “Hitman” Engel (20-8, 16 KOs), and an eight-round battle of featherweight up and comers when Brooklyn’s Juan Dominguez (15-0, 11 KOs) takes on Puerto Rico’s Camilo Perez (9-1, 4 KOs).
Encore presentation of 2013’s most controversial fight: Froch-Groves airs tonight on AWE & AWETV.COM
AWE & www.awetv.com have announced the encore presentation of the most controversial bout of the year that saw Carl Froch retain his IBF/WBA super middleweight title with a 9th round stoppage over George Groves. The fight will be replayed in entirety on the special hour-long broadcast tonight at 11pm est / 8 pm Pac.
The fight that took place on November 23rd in Manchester, England saw Groves brutally knock down Froch in the 1st round and continue to dominate the fight until the 9th round when Froch had Groves slightly hurt when referee Howard Foster jumped in and dubiously stopped the fight. At the time, the sold out crowd in Manchester plus the worldwide audience was shocked to see the great fight stopped so quick. The boxing world has not stopped talking about the ending of the bout and now fans can judge for themselves debate if the stoppage was just or not.
“People are still talking about this bout almost two weeks later,”said AWE President Charles Herring. “The match was a terrific fight before the all the controversy and we are excited to bringing the boxing fans the encore presentation of this highly controversial world title bout.”
AWE is currently available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country and worldwide. The new website for AWE is www.AWEtv.com.
Darren Barker 158.9 vs. Felix Sturm 159.3
(IBF middleweight championship)
Susi Kentikian 111.55 vs. Simona Galassi 110.89
Konni Konrad 174.17 vs. Leo Tchoula 175.48
Adnan Redzovic 229.72 vs. Igor Pylypenko 212.96
Maurice Weber 153.88 vs. Volodymyr Borovskyy ??
Arman Torosyan 156.52 vs. Dzianis Makar 152.12
Alex Born 172.18 vs. Vladimir Fecko ??
Where: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
When: Satuday, December 7, 2013
TV: SAT.1 (Germany) 10:55 pm/CET; Sky Sports 1 HD (UK) 9pm/GMT
Promoter: Sturm Box-Promotion GmbH
Weights and photos by Eric Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Ray Nichol 135 vs. Armando Rodriguez 135
John Nunez 128 vs. Chris Galvan 126.5
Chris Saucedo 195 vs. Reyes Diaz 195
Kristie Simmons 121 vs. Alma Garcia 118
Promoter:Airtight Boxing and American Dream
Venue: Sheraton Denver West Hotel Ballroom
Matchmaker: Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas
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