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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Boxing News

Amir Khan denied entry to U.S.

One face that apparently won’t be at ringside for tomorrow’s Mayweather-Maidana fight in Las Vegas is Mayweather’s possible next opponent Amir Khan. On Thursday Khan tweeted:

Visa to America was declined after I had it approved a week ago. Was looking forward to the fight. Means I’m still in England.

Khan later expanded on the situation via his Facebook page.

A week ago my visa was approved for USA. Today at the airport they pulled me and my uncle to the side and said our Visa has declined now. I was just about to check in. So now I’m back in UK and my wife Faryal Makhdoom is in USA. I dropped her off myself this morning thinking I’ll meet her back in San Francisco. So I guess the Mayweather fight is off for me. We are still trying to get to Vegas. Will let you all know what happens.

Apparently some strings were pulled and Khan later reported:

I spoke to the PM David Cameron about fast tracking my appointment to the US embassy. He will get back to me shortly.

Khan normally spends considerable time in the U.S. and trains with Virgil Hunter in the Bay Area.



September 12th, 2014



UFC

Meet the Strawweights: Angela Magana

The next time your venti mocha latte with whipped cream on top isn’t the right temperature or has the requisite amount of mocha, venti, or whatever they put in those things, you may want to look at the life of The Ultimate Fighter 20’s Angela Magana and get your priorities straight . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Silva vs. Arlovski is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Syracuse

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Local favorites Aleem “The Hammer” Whitfield and Martez Potter both gave the fans what they wanted tonight in the Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, NY on a six fight card put on by JKJ Championship Promotions at the Holiday Inn. Whitfield kept his perfect KO streak in tact, barely as he stopped a game, but outgunned Eric George with four knockdowns for a TKO6 win, while Potter boxed his way to a neat six round decision over tenacious Cape Verdian (by way of Brockton, MA) Antonio Chaves Fernandez to also remain undefeated at 6-0, in the co-feature. (more…)



September 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Japan Update

Fujimoto keeps Japanese heavyweight belt; Ex-champ Igarashi defeats Tesorio in comeback bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese heavyweight champ, WBC#21 Kyotaro Fujimoto (10-1, 6 KOs), 232.5, retained his national belt when he bloodied compatriot Kotatsu Takehara (10-10-3, 4 KOs; AKA Masataka Takehara), 224, so profusely that the referee declared a TKO win for the champ since he saw the loser unfit to go on further at 0:44 of the fifth round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Kyotaro, formerly a MMA battler, rocked his grudge rival with a solid right and opened a nasty laceration over the left eyebrow midway in round two. The third witnessed the faster champ connect with quick combinations to the face, pinning him to the ropes, where the third man took a standing count against the fading veteran. But Takehara gamely fought back hard and landed some strong rights to have the crowd on its feet in the fourth. The ref, however, had the ringside physician examine the challenger’s deep gashes twice before he finally called a halt in favor of the champ. Kyotaro, a Japanese Canelo with red-dyed hair, looked sharp and strong this night, showing a much better performance than in his last against ex-WBA 154-pound interim titlist Nobuhiro Ishida this April. (more…)



September 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Honoring Louisville, KY boxer Rudell Stitch. More

Mikey Garcia takes on Top Rank. More

Jordan Shimmell looks to make a hit in Las Vegas. More

Manny Pacquiao plays TV host. More



September 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Photo Gallery: End of the line for Juanma?

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Photos: Joel Colon

With three brutal KO losses in his last four fights, former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) and his team have to take a close look at his future in the ring.

Click here for photo gallery



September 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Ortiz TKOs Kayode in one; Cuellar crushes Juanma in two

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

In a clash for the vacant WBA interim world heavyweight title, unbeaten Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously unbeaten Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-1, 16 KOs) on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Ortiz dropped Kayode in round one and later got the stoppage from referee Robert Byrd with a barrage of unanswered punches just before the bell. Kayode complained about the stoppage, which seemed a bit quick. Time was 2:55. Ortiz joins Wladimir Klitschko and Ruslan Chagaev as fighters recognized as some form of WBA world heavyweight champion.

In the co-feature, WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over former two division champion Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs). Cuellar came out aggressively and took the fight to Juanma. In round two a flush right hook left Juanma face down on the canvas. Time was 1:36. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana undercard presser

Photos: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Fighters on the televised undercard for “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ took center stage Thursday for the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on PPV. Here’s what Thursday’s press conference participants had to say.

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Leo Santa Cruz:

“I’m very happy to be on this big undercard. This is the biggest card I could possibly be on. We trained really hard for this fight. It’s the biggest fight of my life because millions of people will be watching and I need to take advantage of that opportunity. I know people think this is going to be an easy fight for me, but you’re going to be surprised Saturday night. I used to spar with Roman and I had to train really hard for him because I know what he brings. I don’t underestimate anybody. Every fighter up there is dangerous. I have to go out there and work hard and give it my best to prove I belong here. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 ex-champ Suriyan

Yamanaka-Ao300By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw hard-puncher, WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will risk his belt against official challenger and ex-WBC titlist Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (37-5-1, 16 KOs), from Thailand, in Tokyo, Japan, on October 22. Yamanaka, 31, successfully registered six defenses with the latest five within the distance to his credit. The only challenger he failed to finish was Vic Darchinyan, then still durable and dangerous, in his initial defense in April 2012. Suriyan, former WBC 115-pound ruler, captured the belt by defeating Mexican lefty Tomas Rojas by a unanimous decision in Thailand in 2011, but forfeited it to Japan’s Yota Sato (already retired) in his second defense here in Tokyo in March 2012. Since then, he participated in no less than seventeen bouts in two years and a half, winning all to zoom up to the top in the bantam category. Suriyan is an aggressive fighter, while Yamanaka is an upright southpaw boxer with hard-hitting ability. It will be a greatly competitive game with many Japanese aficionados expecting Yamanaka’s six consecutive knockouts. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Dynamite Dargan holds media workout

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Rising lightweight prospect Karl “Dynamite” Dargan, 16-0, 8 KOs, and his trainer Brother Naazim Richardson held an open media workout on Thursday at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philadelphia. Dargan is slated to face Angino Perez, 17-5, 15 KOs, September 20th, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. The 10-round bout is for the Junior NABF lightweight title and will be nationally televised on network television by NBC.

Dargan was an outstanding amateur, before beginning his professional campaign in 2007. His early pro career was plagued by inactivity. But with greater activity in recent years, Dargan has begun to rise in the rankings and attract the attention of boxing fans. His fight on NBC will be his second on the network. Dargan beat Michael Brooks by decision last November for the vacant USBA Atlantic Coast Region lightweight title. He followed up that win with two more victories this year.

On this day, Dargan went through a light workout for local media, and was scheduled to return to the same gym for more training later in the day.

“He’ll be back in tonight,” Brother Naazim Richardson said. “This young guy is a pleasure to work with, for the simple fact that he’s very mature.” (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Lincoln, Rhode Island

Listed below are the final weights for all of the participants for “Title For Title,” live professional boxing scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Rich Gingras 172.5 vs. Joey McCreedy 175
Nick Delomba 145 vs. Christian Steele 145
Alvin Varmall Jr. 193 vs. Antonio Mignella 195
Sergio Cabrera 165 vs. Khiary Gray-Pitts 160
Ray Oliveira Jr. 157 vs. Angel Valdez 154
Zack Christy 167 vs. Saul Almeida 167.5
Scott Sullivan 136 vs. Moises Rivera 140



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF flyweight champ Ruenroeng targets Shiming

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) has targeted Chinese boxing star and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Zou Shiming (5-0,3KO’s) after defeating Puerto Rico’s IBF #1 rated McWilliams Arroyo (15-2, 13 KOs) on Wednesday at Nakhon, Ratchasima, Thailand. Ruenroeng’s promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Ruenroeng scored a clear points win over Arroyo to defend the title successfully for the second time. China’s Zou Shiming defeated Ruenroeng in the amateur ranks at the 2010 Asian Games and we would now offer to give an opportunity for Shiming to challenge for the IBF world title. Top Rank should take this opportunity for Shiming to become world champion. I am confident Ruenroeng will defeat Shiming.”

Click here to see photos from the fight.



September 11th, 2014

UFC

Holloway chasing another finish in Sweden

By all measures, Max Holloway has already had a successful 2014 campaign.

Over the first eight months of the year, the Hawaiian featherweight has amassed three stoppage victories, beginning with a Knockout of the Night-winning performance against Will Chope on the first fight card of the year and continuing with a third-round submission win against fellow prospect Andre Fili at UFC 172 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Silva vs. Arlovski is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Arce Press Conference in Mexico City

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Finally. The official announcement has been made for the WBC world title bout between two legendary Mexican warriors, current featherweight champion Jhonny González (56-8, 47 KOs) and his challenger, multiple division champ Jorge “Travieso” Arce (64-7-2, 49 KOs) to be held on October 4 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico by Televisa.

Jhonny Gonzalez: “I’m ready to defend my title against anyone. I respect Arce for all that he’s done in boxing, but now is my time and and this will be my night.”

Jorge Arce: “I want to win and I am going to win. Those who are picking Jhonny are going to be wrong. I am determined to get my sixth belt.”

Promoter Oswaldo Kuchle: “To Promociones del Pueblo this is a great victory for the TV boxing broadcast to unify the two biggest Mexican TV companies in TV Azteca and our partner Televisa. This fight may be the start to other mega boxing night in the future.” photos



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucian Bute to be trained by Freddie Roach

InterBox and Lucian Bute (31-2-0 24 KOs) have announced that the Romania native will continue his career and his training under trainer of the year Freddie Roach and his team. A few weeks ago, while Lucian was visiting California, the famous trainer got to see him in action. Impressed by what he saw, and being confident in Bute’s abilities, the alliance between Freddie Roach and the Laval resident naturally came to fruition.

“It’s an honor for me to benefit from the advices of a renown trainer. I have the intention to give everything I have to come back strong in the ring for my fans and the boxing supporters,” said Bute. He will join Manny Pacquiao’s training camp in the Philippines. This training camp is held for Manny Pacquiao’s November 22th bout vs Chris Algieri in China. The goal is to continue working on his technique and also continuing his own preparation for his return scheduled in the next few months. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Cunningham fights Visinia on Oct 18 in Philly

Heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs) takes on unbeaten Natu “The Truth” Visinia (10-0, 8 K0s) on Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the 2300 Arena when NBCSN’s popular Fight Night boxing series returns to South Philadelphia. Cunningham’s brutal battle with then-undefeated Amir “Hardcore” Mansour on April 4 in front of an electrified hometown crowd earned him the USBA Heavyweight Title and was an instant classic.

The Oct. 18 show also features a solid 10-round junior lightweight contest between Edner Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, and Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX. The Fight Night telecast will begin at 9 PM ET. The doors will open at 6 PM.

Cunningham, 38, spent the majority of his career at cruiserweight before moving up to heavyweight two years ago. “This is the third undefeated heavyweight that I am facing and he has more career heavyweight fights than I do,” Cunningham explained. “I have fought more undefeated heavyweight fighters than some heavyweights fight in their entire career. I am up for the challenge. It is always a challenge fighting a young untested fighter, but a job has to be done. We are going to do the job, get this victory and be impressive.” (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF Statement on Habazin-Brakehus bout

History will be made in female boxing on September 13, 2014 when IBF Champion Ivana Habazin and WBC, WBA and WBO Champion Cecelia Braekhus meet in the ring at TAP 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark, each aiming to become the first undisputed female welterweight champion of the world. The fight, headlining a card properly titled “Making History,” will be the first unification fight in female boxing history where all four titles are on the line. IBF President Daryl Peoples stated, “On behalf of the IBF, I wish both of these talented women the best of luck on this day and congratulate them on reaching this pinnacle in their careers. Ivana Habazin and Cecilia Braekhus have worked hard to get to this point and as an organization we are proud to be a part of this momentous event in the sport.”



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Euro champ Zhakiyanov blows away unbeaten foe

European bantamweight champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov (23-1, 16 KOs) scored a one round blow out of previously unbeaten Gagi Edisherashvili (7-1, 6 KOs) in Minsk on Wednesday night. Zhakiyanov, fighting under the Hatton Promotions banner, added the vacant WBC EPBC bantamweight title to his European crown. He will be back in action against Australia’s former Commonwealth title challenger Fred Fundraby on the Rabchenko v Mundine undercard in Melbourne on November 12 and another win will likely see him box for a world title in early 2015.

On the undercard, light-welterweight KO artist Kirill Relikh took his perfect record to 17-0 with 15 KOs after demolishing George Abramishvili (10-5-1, 5 KOs) in the second round.



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Quigg-Jamoye Press Conference Quotes

WBA “regular” super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and challenger Stephane Jamoye faced off Thursday at the final press conference for their world title clash on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.

Scott Quigg: I don’t underestimate anyone but I have been in the gym solidly since Munyai and I promise a career-best performance on Saturday.

Stephane Jamoye: The move up to Super Bantam will help me and I am expecting to win on Saturday night.



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather: I need a knockout and I’m going for it

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

“Tune in and watch the fight because I’m going to be Floyd Mayweather and do what I do best and come out and win,” stated WBA/WBC welterweight and super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday. “I’ve been here before and I know what it takes to win at this level. We put it all on the line in the first fight. The fans demanded the rematch so we owe it to them to put it all on the line again. Maidana’s rugged. He’s a cool fighter and we’ll see how it plays out on Saturday.

“I have to focus on my fight. I can’t focus on anything else going on, I have a tough fighter in front me and he needs all my focus. We’ve had a remarkable training camp. Truly unbelievable. I feel a lot stronger than last time. It’s about hard work, dedication, prayers, belief and a good team. I know I’m almost 40, but I’m still going strong. I want to go out there and perform.

“The first fight was very interesting. Hopefully this time around the fight is even more exciting. Maidana is always in top shape. He absolutely deserves this rematch. I commend him for stepping up and making it happen again. I’m a true champion and a true champion never backs down. I need a knockout and I’m going for it. I need it to make a statement. First for myself, I want to do it for me. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Maidana: I think Floyd is going to run

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

“I just know that I have to win,” said Marcos Maidana Wednesday after the official press conference. “I’m focused on winning. I am going to take out any doubts in my mind about the first fight. I’ve adjusted now and I think I’ll be ready. I haven’t talked to Carlos Rios or Carlos Baldomir about their Mayweather fights but I have watched their fights. I noticed that being aggressive and attacking him is what makes him uncomfortable.

“I think I did get tired in the first fight. I have to pace myself a little better and this time around I will be better. If the knockout comes great, but I’m ready to go the distance as well. I’m ready to make history. I have to use my distance a little more and pick and choose my punches. I wasted too many punches last fight. I have to work my distance correctly and get leverage.

“I think Floyd got pressured by the press and I think that he knows the first fight was close so he’s giving me the rematch and I have to take full advantage. I actually had two full months to prepare this time. I worked very hard and that’s probably why I look a little skinnier this time. I think Floyd is going to run but I’m going to have to do a good job of cutting off the ring.”



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Hazzard to head NJ Boxing Commission again

Hall of Fame boxing official Larry Hazzard has been reinstated as commissioner of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board. Next week Hazzard replaces Aaron Davis, who is taking to another state job. Hazzard headed the Control Board for 22 years before being ousted in 2007 due to a conflict with the NJ Attorney General’s Office, which oversees the boxing commission.



September 11th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Brasilia Prelim Fantasy Preview

The undercard for the upcoming UFC Fight Night show in Brasilia, Brazil showcases a slew of veteran fighters looking to return to their winning ways after recent setbacks. While there are a few prospects littering this undercard, it’s the veterans who really highlight the show here, with five bouts in total and 45 total fights of UFC experience between 10 fighters . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Suleymanov-Guzman at Foxwoods Oct 4

Formerly world ranked Khabir Suleymanov (17-4-1, 6 KOs) based out of Southern California will look to upset unbeaten Jonathan Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) of the Dominican Republic on October 4. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and contracted weight of 123 pounds. Site will be the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. “We as a team decided to take this fight because we think its a good opportunity for Khabir. He will be fighting at a very comfortable weight and is training extremely hard for this fight. His trainer Buddy McGirt will have him prepared to pull off the upset,” said his manager Andrew Zak CEO of Journeyman Management. (more…)



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather on Ray Rice: More

“Two swings, he’ll see a white light,” says rapper 50 Cent on fighting Floyd Mayweather. More

“Bob Arum’s just trying to sell tickets,” says Mayweather, disputing “secret talks” about a showdown with Manny Pacquiao. More

Carl Frampton vs. Scott Quigg: Potential for a classic British showdown? More



September 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

Gene Blevins – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

Luis Ortiz 233.8 vs. Lateef Kayode 221.2
(WBA interim heavyweight title)

Jesus Cuellar 125.6 vs. Juan Manuel Lopez 125
(WBA interim featherweight title)

Jermall Charlo 155.8 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 156.2
Julian Williams 154.2 vs. Eliezer Gonzalez 154.2
Errol Spence 148 vs. Noe Bolanos 149.8
Josesito Lopez 146 vs. Rafael Cobos 146.4
Jamel Herring 134.4 vs. Luis Pelayo 137
Jordan Shimmell 197.8 vs. Joell Godfrey 199.6
Prichard Colon 151.2 vs. Christopher Degollado 150.6
Bryant Perrella 147 vs. Victor Fonseca 147.6
Oscar Negrete 118.8 vs. Gabriel Braxton 119

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1

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September 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Two world title fights in Tijuana Sept 20

The Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BC, Mexico will be the venue for not one, but two world title fights on September 20.

In the main event, Orlando “Siri” Salido (41-12-2, 28 KOs) faces Terdsak “Pit Bull” Kokietgym (53-4-1, 33 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim jr lightweight belt. The interim title was ordered due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia.

In the second world title fight, Javier “Cobrita” Mendoza (21-2-1, 18 KOs) meets Ramon “Principe” Garcia Hirales (20-4-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant IBF jr flyweight title. That title became vacant when reigning champion John Riel Casimero lost the title on the scale in May.



September 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana off-TV undercard

Before the main event and televised bouts on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME PPV get underway Saturday, boxing fans arriving early at the MGM Grand Garden Arena can see seven additional non-televised fights.

Undefeated and coming off an impressive technical knockout victory on Aug. 30, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (7-0, 7 KOs) is one of the top rising stars in the Mayweather Promotions’ stable. The Chicago native looks to remain undefeated when he faces Lake Odessa, Michigan’s Caleb Grummet (3-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round cruiserweight match. (more…)



September 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Wilson holds open media workout in South Philly

Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBioxingHistory.com

Cruiserweight Garrett Wilson, 13-7-1, 7 KOs, held an open workout Wednesday in advance of his nationally televised main event with South African Thabiso Mchunu, 16-1, 11 KOs, scheduled for September 20th, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. The 10-round bout will be televised on NBC network TV, in a special Saturday afternoon boxing telecast. For Wilson, it will be his first fight in ten months, after an Achilles’ injury forced a cancellation of this same match up, when it was originally scheduled for January. When this bout was first proposed, Wilson was coming off a 10-round decision loss to heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov, also televised on NBC network television. Wilson accepted that fight on just three-day’s notice.

An unknown Mchunu bounced onto to the boxing scene with an impressive shutout of contender Eddie Chambers about one year ago, in his first fight outside of South Africa. He followed that up with another win in January against Olan Durodola, a fight that earned Mchunu the NABF cruiserweight title previously owned by Wilson. Garrett never lost that belt in the ring. He was forced to vacate the belt when he fought an IBF eliminator bout in Romania.

With a win against Mchunu, Wilson would reclaim his belt and earn a top-ten ranking among the world’s 200-pounders. However, Mchunu is considered a tough test, even without such a long layoff. (more…)



September 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Syracuse, NY

Photo: Bob Newman

Photo: Bob Newman


By Boxing Bob Newman

Aleem Whitfield 188 vs. Eric George 189.2
Martez Potter 155.8 vs. Antonio Chaves Fernandez 155
Tony Brinson 172 vs. Donovan Scott 171.6
Joe Shell 133.8 vs. Dante Palmer 133
Brandon Williams 132.6 vs. Joe Gbolo 135.2
Paul DeLong 296 vs. Ray Santiago 234
Usiel Hernandez 132.4 vs. Tyrell White 134.8

Venue: Holiday Inn Liverpool, NY
Promoter: JKJ Championship Promotions (Jay Johnson)
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez
Doors Open: 6 p.m. First Bell: 7 p.m.



September 10th, 2014




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