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Cotto-Canelo Kickoff Press Conference

Cotto-Canelo Kickoff Press Conference

By David Robinett Photos: Big Joe Miranda On a typically warm, sunny California afternoon, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” ...

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Saguilan barely gets past ex-champ Corley

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By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC #7 lightweight Nery "La Pantera" Saguilan (34-4-1, 12 KOs) scored an unpopular unanimous decision over former world champion ...

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UniMas Weights from Fallon, Nevada

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Photos: Eric Killin / Top Rank Saul Rodriguez 130.8 vs. Ramsey Luna 131.4 Vic Pasillas 121.8 vs. Andres Tapia 123.8 Luis Ramos Jr. 139.2 vs. ...

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Boxing News

Bogdan-Monrose clash Friday in Hungary

Unbeaten Hungarian heavyweight prospect Zsolt Bogdan (9-0, 6 KOs) will take on former EBU cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Monrose (27-8-2, 17 KOs) of France in the ten round main event on Friday in Kecskemet, Hungary.

Other action on the Felix Promotion card includes former amateur cruiserweight star Imre Szello (6-0, 3 KOs) versus cuban-born Miguel Velozo (17-3-2, 5 KOs), plus former WBO International light heavyweight beltholder Balázs Kelelemen (24-1, 13 KOs), light heavyweight prospect Richard Baranyi (10-1, 8 KOs) and featherweight Robert Laki (8-0-1, 4 KOs), who’ll fight for the Hungarian national title. The event will be broadcast LIVE by Hungarian National TV.



May 19th, 2015


Boxing News

WBC purse bids set for Friday

Barring any last minute deals, this coming Friday there will be the following purse offers at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City:

Badou Jack vs. George Groves
Mandatory defense of champion Jack in the super middleweight division

Hugo Ruiz vs. Nonito Donaire
Final elimination bout in the suber bantamweight division

Pedro Guevara vs. Ganigan Lopez
Mandatory defense of champion GUevara in the light flyweight division



May 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley-Vargas Ticket Alert

Tickets to the June 27 Bradley vs. Vargas WBO welterweight championship event at StubHub Center in Carson, California, go on sale TODAY (Tuesday) at 10:00 a.m. PT. Priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), tickets can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Suites are available by calling (877) 604-8777. For information on group discounts, please call (877) 234-8425.



May 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Manila Talking Points

Mark Munoz’ final trip inside a UFC Octagon was equal parts joyful and tearful. His goodbye could not have been scripted any better . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Gennady Golovkin has opportunity to become one of the best

Floyd Mayweather’s weekend betting earns him $800K

Reporter recalls Ali-Liston 50 years ago

Mixed emotions for Ilugna Makabu’s win



May 19th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF 32nd Convention: Meet The Champions

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Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The very popular “Meet the Champions” event capped off the opening day of the 32nd annual IBF convention on Monday evening in Montreal. A packed Foyer Salle de Bal at the Centre Sheraton held the event. Delegates dined, drank, and mingled with champs past and present, Canadian and international, all while being entertained by live jazz.

On hand were David Lemieux (contesting the vacant IBF middleweight title on June 20th here in Montreal), former IBF title challenger Dierry Jean, NABF lightweight champ Ghislain Maduma, former NABF welter champ Antonin DeCarie, former two-time IBF Jr. feather champ Steve Molitor, current IBF Jr. Feather champ Carl Frampton, former WBA feather champ Barry McGuigan, current IBF mini flyweight champ Katsunari Takayama, former IBF Jr. middleweight champ Matthew Hilton, IBF youth middleweight champ Jan Meiser, female IBF bantamweight champ Carolina Rodriguez and female IBF light fly champ Naoko Shibata. (more…)



May 18th, 2015

Full Report

Report/gallery: Golovkin vs. Monroe

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Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Boxing was back Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California as the WBA, IBO, and the WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin from Kazakhstan went toe-to-toe with contender Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. of Ithaca, New York. As promised Golovkin delivered a “Big Drama Show” with his sixth round stoppage of a game opponent in front of 12,372 fans.

The slick southpaw Monroe popped the jab, sticking and moving right from the opening bell as Golovkin stalked his way closer to land hard compact punches. Golovkin cut off the ring as Monroe was on the move in round two and dropped Monroe with a huge left hook on the inside. Golovkin continued the attack as soon as Monroe recovered and connected with a right hand that sent him to the canvas for a second time. Monroe got up and survived the round . . . click here for more



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

ESPN picks up Povetkin-Perez clash

While ESPN2 is going out of the weekly “Friday Night Fights” business, it will still televise boxing matches. The network announced today that it will televise the WBC heavyweight eliminator between Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez taking place on Friday in Moscow. The fight will stream live on ESPN3 and air on ESPN2 after a brief delay. Excellent news for U.S. fight fans since this shapes up as the best fight of the week.



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF 32nd Convention Opening Session

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Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Business officially got underway Monday at the 32nd annual IBF convention in Montreal, Canada. The day started with a three-hour city tour via two luxury coaches- taking in Old Montreal, Mount Royal Park, Olympic Stadium and the Pier.

The opening session and general assembly convened at 2 p.m. with the IBF board and all delegates on hand in the Salle de Bal Ouest at the host Sheraton hotel. President Daryl Peoples made opening remarks outlining the schedule for this session as well as touching on subsequent topics and meetings in the coming days of the convention. Peoples also made several notes on the current status of IBF world activity, finances, legal standing and more:

While activity has waned dramatically in South Africa, an area that was once an IBF stronghold, it has begun to boom in China in the past year. Efforts are being spearheaded to make inroads back into South Africa and the IBF’s presence in that county, as well as the entire African continent. (more…)



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley-Vargas for WBO welterweight title

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Promoter Bob Arum announced today that the June 27 clash between former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. and undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas will be for the vacant WBO welterweight championship. That belt was last on the line when Floyd Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao on May 2. After the fight, Mayweather accepted the belt, but it was agreed beforehand that should he win the title would be vacant. Bradley-Vargas takes place under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, California, and will be televised live on HBO.

Tim Bradley: I think this fight might be a candidate for fight of the year. I’m already calling it right now. A lot of you out there see this fight on paper and you guys are like ‘It’s an easy fight for you Bradley.’ And I’m like ‘Y’all crazy. What do you mean easy fight for Bradley?’ This fight is not easy whatsoever…I call StubHub ‘The War Ground,’ because overtime there’s a fight there, there’s always a war. And I think this fight’s gonna be a war.

Jessie Vargas: Everyone is expecting a great fight. We know that Timothy Bradley and myself always give it our all in the ring. We have the heart of a lion. On June 27th we both have to dig very deep and we’ll see who comes out with the victory.

Bob Arum: Tickets are on sale tomorrow. I don’t know why we’re not waiting for the week of the fight to put them on sale.

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May 18th, 2015

Announcement

Daniel Jacobs & Harold Weston Ring 8 Guest Speakers Tuesday night in New York

ring8WBA Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and 2015 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Harold Weston will be at Tuesday’s, special Ring 8 guest speakers at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs), fighting out Brooklyn, is an inspiration having overcome cancer to become world champion. An outstanding amateur boxer, Jacobs was a gold medal winner at the 2003 Junior Olympics National, 2004 & 2005 National PAL, 2004 & 2005 National Golden Gloves tournaments. (more…)



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez headed to super feather

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez has decided to move to the super featherweight division for his next fight. He lost the WBC featherweight title last March against Gary Russell Jr. Gonzalez’ return is expected in August or September on an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo in either Mexico or the U.S. He is taking aim at WBC super featherweight king Takashi Miura, WBA ruler Takashi Uchiyama or WBO monarch Rocky Martinez.



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Mohammedi Kickoff Press Conference

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events

WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib “Iron Jib” Mohammedi, along with their camps, addressed the media Saturday at a press conference in Los Angeles to formally announce their world title clash on July 25 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Sergey Kovalev: “Hello everybody. Thank you for comes here. What I can say? I already said enough for my side. I am sure it is going to be very interesting fight. Why? Because Nadjib has very good and big motivation to be champion and my desire is to get my four titles. I think that will happen this year, that I fight a unified fight. Fight against Nadjib is for me next step. I am not going to say that I will, I will and I will, is words of trash talkers. I am going to show what I can in the ring. (more…)



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

32nd IBF Convention Opens With Welcoming Cocktail Party

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Report/Photo by Boxing Bob Newman

The 32nd IBF Convention officially opened Sunday with a cocktail party in Le Centre Sheraton’s Club Lounge in Montreal, Canada. Delegates, ring officials, promoters, managers, matchmakers and champions from across the globe have descended upon the “City of Saints” on this gorgeous Sunday, with still many more scheduled to arrive in the coming days. IBF president Daryl Peoples personally greeted attendees as they arrived on the 37th floor to enjoy the open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Current IBF straw weight champ Katsunari Takayama was also mingling with everybody in the room the entire evening. (more…)



May 18th, 2015

UFC

TUF Brazil 4 – Episode Seven Preview

The bad luck of Team Nogueira continued in last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, as Nikolas Motta fell to Glaico Franca in the fourth bout of the competition, putting Team Shogun up 4-0 so far with only four preliminary round fights remaining . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Are Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin the new headliners?

Filipino Eden Sonson pulls off the upset in Mexico

Remembering Gene Fullmer

Anthony Crolla’s horror story may be a fairy tale



May 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Hammond, Indiana

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Hitz Boxing/ Toma-Images

On the heels of his highly successful March 29th promotion, Bobby Hitz struck right back less than two months later with a seven-bout card Saturday night, with hostilities taking place at the spacious Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The night was strictly local faire, with young Chicago area fighters putting their talents on display in front of a crowd comprised of family, friends and supporters, most of whom appeared to make up the bulk of the ticket buying. This grass roots promotional approach has served Hitz well, generating the kind of crowds and passion not seen in other sterile, out of the way venues where fans, unfamiliar with the fighters competing, typically do not have the same level of interest and enthusiasm. And while several bouts that were scheduled for Saturday ultimately fell through, there was enough drama and action to thrill the sizable crowd in attendance. (more…)



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA#13 Doheny dominates Demecillo

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

WBA#13 super bantamweight T J Doheny(11-0, 7KOs) scored a shutout twelve round decision over Filipino, Marco Demecillo (20-4-1, 15KOs) at Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. The Australian based Irishman controlled all of the rounds as he outworked his shorter opponent consistently. Scores Anthony Shipley 120-108, John Gauchi 120-109, Alex Fraser 119-109.

Doheny made his professional debut in 2012 in Australia and retained the PABA championship against Demecillo.

Promoter Paul Nasari

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May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Salka, Karpency victorious in Washington, PA

In his first fight at super featherweight, WBC#14 lightweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (21-4) displayed superior skills and power in stopping game, but outgunned, Noel Eshevarria (11-6) Saturday at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA. From the outset, Salka used effective aggression in landing straight right hands against the southpaw Eshevarria throughout the first three rounds of the main event. To his credit, Eshevarria was competitive in landing counter right hooks and mixing it up, to the crowd’s delight, in rounds 4 and 5. However, Salka systematically broke down his challenger with crisp combinations before landing a vicious straight right to Eshevarria’s body which dropped and left him motionless for the entire 10 count as referee Gary Rosado waved off the brutal assault at 2:56 of round 6. Eshevarria exited the ring on a stretcher and was hospitalized as a precaution. Salka captured the WBA NABA-US super featherweight title with his very impressive performance.

In the co-feature, WBC#10 light heavy Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency (25-4) completely dominated Rayco “War” Saunders over 8 rounds in defending his Pennsylvania light heavyweight strap. Karpency displayed all of the skills of an elite, world class fighter including great footwork, effective combinations, counter punching and a vicious body attack. Each round was a carbon copy of the first stanza as Karpency cruised to a lopsided, shutout victory. Scores were 80-72 on all cards; no knockdowns were recorded. It was Karpency’s first tune up since defeating former WBC world champ Chad Dawson (32-3) on Showtime. (more…)



May 17th, 2015

UFC

UFC announces first event in South Korea

UFC® today announced that it will bring its first ever live event to Seoul, South Korea, on November 28, 2015 at the city’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. This marks the third UFC event in Asia in 2015 and continues to reaffirm the Asian market as a region with explosive growth potential . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman talks GGG

By Przemek Garczarczyk



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Martinez-Salido rematch in the works

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Photos: Pete Susens

beIN Sports hosted WBO super lightweight champion Ramon “Rocky” Martinez and Mexico’s Orlando Salido Saturday night in Miami, Florida. The pair were in studio guests for a review of their fight, a “Fight of The Year” candidate battle on April 11th.

The two have agreed to meet again in September in what figures to be a can’t miss war!

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May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin: I’m ready for Canelo, Canelo: No real competition at 160

Last week 155lb superstar Canelo Alvarez said he’s willing to fight middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin “in the future.”

Golovkin fired back at Canelo tonight. “No. Not for the future. I’m ready right now! I’m ready for Canelo and Cotto.”

Canelo then responded via Twitter, “When the day comes for me to move up to 160 I will face the best in the division. Sincerely and with humility I don’t see any real competition for me. Greetings to everyone!”



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Sonsona stops Estrella in two

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a major upset, Filipino super featherweight Eden Sonsona (34-6, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular second round TKO over previously undefeated WBC #5, IBF #7 Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (22-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Miguel Barragan Gym in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Sonsona connected with a huge overhand right that sent Estrella to the canvas. Estrella got up, but then fell into the ropes and referee Curtis Thrasher waved it off. Time was :27.



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Loeffler on Golovkin-Monroe

By Przemek Garczarczyk



May 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin KOs Monroe in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. (19-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin dropped Monroe twice in round two, but Monroe survived the round. Southpaw Monroe fought back valiantly in the third, fourth and fifth rounds, landing repeatedly to the head of Golovkin. Golovkin upped the pressure in the sixth round and already had Monroe in serious trouble when he landed a hard left hook to the side of the head of Monroe to put him down for a 9 count. Monroe rose on unsteady legs and the referee mercifully called an end to the bout at 0:45 of the sixth round to make Golovkin the winner by TKO victory. It was the 20th consecutive KO by GGG.

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May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Chocolatito annihilates Sosa

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) scored a spectacular second round annihilation of #2 ranked challenger and former world champion Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Sosa looked overpowered from the beginning as Gonzales was landing his right cross repeatedly.

Gonzales put Sosa in the canvas early in the second round with a right for an eight count and down again with a left. Sosa, hurt, got up and tried to run to no avail as Gonzales caught him with another right to put him down hard. At 2:37, the referee called an end to the bout and Sosa was in no shape to continue.

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May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Early Results from The Forum

By Rocky Morales at ringside

In a mostly anticlimatic scheduled eight round bout, Ivan Morales (28-0, 16KO) won a TKO victory over the limited Danny Flores (14-7-1, 8KO). Morales managed to further pad his record but failed to impress and while showing a facial resemblance he showed little resemblance to the fighting style of his older brother, Erik “El Terible” Morales. The first six rounds were dreadfully uneventful and the fight didn’t really begin until the two started exchanging hard shots in the seventh round. In what seemed like a very premature stoppage, after a couple of hard but not devastating blows, the referee called an end to the bout at 0:47 of the eighth round.

Pedro Duran (11-0-0, 8KO) scored a very late TKO victory over tough but overmatched Daniel Perales (5-2, 3KO) in a scheduled six round super featherweight bout. It was all Duran, who dropped Perales in the first round with a right cross and who won every round. Perales was not badly hurt at the time of the stoppage with the stoppage seeming more like a gift to Duran and the fans in attendance did not agree with the stoppage with just 10 seconds remaining in the bout.

In a woman’s six round super flyweight bout, Seniesa Estrada (4-0-0, 1KO) benefited from a 5th round knockdown of determined Carly Batey (4-5-2, 0KO) to win a close majority decision. Batey walked into a perfectly timed straight left counter and hit the deck but was not seriously hurt and fought hard until the final bell. Judges scored the bout 58-55 and 57-56 in favor of Estrada and 58-58 even.

In opening bout action from The Forum in Inglewood, CA, Ruslan Madiyev (5-0-0, 3KO) made short work of Julio Sanchez (1-2). After a dominating opening round that included a knockdown to the body of Sanchez, Madiyev landed a crushing right hand in the second round of a scheduled four round lightweight bout. The referee did not bother with a count and by way of knockout at 0:21 of the second round, Madiyev keeps his perfect record intact.



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Makabu knocks out Mchunu in the 11th round

By Ron Jackson

In a closely fought and ill-tempered bout Ilunga Makabu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo knocked out Thabiso Mchunu of South Africa in the eleventh round of a WBC cruiserweight title eliminator at the International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday night. Both fighters were warned throughout by referee Daniel van der Wiele of Belgium for low blows, pushing and a number of foul tactics.

In a battle of southpaws, after a quiet opening round Mchunu (90.18kg) dominated with his right jab through the next five rounds as he continuously jolted Makabu’s head back. However, from round seven Makabu (87.56kg) picked up the pace as the South African began tire rather drastically and was punished by the aggressive Makabu. In round eleven Makabu came on strongly before Mchunu was backed up against the ropes and dropped on his face with a left uppercut where he was counted out by the referee at 1 minute 56 seconds into the round.

Makabu improved his record to 19-1 with 18 KOs and Mchunu dropped to 17-2, 11 KOs. (more…)



May 16th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Manila Main: Superfight Superwin for Edgar

In a 145-pound SuperFight between two of MMA’s lighter weight pioneers on Saturday, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber just couldn’t catch up with the speed and activity level of former UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar, who kept his spot at the top of the division intact with a shutout five-round unanimous decision win at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Classy Munoz leaves MMA with win

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May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Jayson Velez coming to LA Fight Club

Undefeated featherweight contender Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will battle it out against Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (11-1, 5 KOs) in a ten round featherweight bout highlighting the June 4 edition of LA Fight Club televised on Fox Sports 1. The card takes place at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Velez is making his first start since battling IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich to a draw in a world title challenge last November. Velez-Ramirez replace the previously announced main event featuring Ronny Rios, who had to withdraw due to injury.

Opening the telecast, undefeated local favorite Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (9-0, 9 KOs) returns in a six-round super featherweight bout and Pablo Rubio of Whittier, Calif. will make his professional debut in a four-round super bantamweight non-televised bout. Opponents will be announced soon.



May 16th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Manila Prelims: Tuck Untouchable

In a career-defining effort, rising lightweight star Jon Tuck impressed from start to finish against South Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang, finishing his foe in the first round of their Fight Night Manila prelim bout at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 187 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin after 20th straight KO tonight

Photos: Jennifer Arredondo

WBA/WBC (interim) middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s reign of terror continues tonight against slick southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KOs) tonight at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) is defending his world title for the 14th time. He has knocked out ALL of his previous challengers. Monroe, however may prove to be a tough customer.

The champ is looking forward to testing himself against Monroe’s style. “I want to fight a southpaw because I want to show everybody that I can beat any style, it doesn’t matter. Anybody, strong guy, tall guy, short guy, just anybody. I’m very anxious. This is a big test for me. I remember a lot of fighters, like Canelo, Cotto, and a lot of great champions have have problems with southpaws. So why not test myself?” (more…)



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Romney, Holyfield charity exhibition

By Doug Gibson at ringside

There were four professional boxing bouts Friday night at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City where Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield sparred in a tongue-in-cheek bout for charity.

In an 8-round bout for the WBC North American lightweight title, Rashad Ganaway, 15-5-1, of Little Rock, Ark., used effective aggression to score a unanimous win over Huntington Beach, Calif.’s Leon Spinks III, 11-2.

Over 8 rounds, Aussie middleweight prospect Wes Capper, 10-1, used an aggressive style and harder punching to outpoint game but light-hitting Kenton Sippio-Cook, 6-2, of Austin, Texas.

In the best bout of the night, Salt Lake City super-middleweight Christian Nava, 3-5-1, scored a majority win over fellow Utahn Jordan Smith, 4-1. A knockdown in round two proved the difference for Nava, who garnered 38-37 scores twice, with another call at 38-38.

And Clearfield, Utah heavyweight Gary Cobia 3-3-2, continued to improve, winning a clear four-round decision over Fred Spitzenberg, 1-2, of Ogden, Utah. It was the third fight between the pair, with both swapping wins the first two times. In their third bout, Cobia floored Spitzenberg in round three and won with cards of 40-35 and 39-36 twice.



May 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Benavidez TKOs Paez to retain title; Orozco defeats Taylor in slugfest

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBA interim super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez, Jr. (23-0, 16 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO over son of a legend Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, Jr. (38-6-2, 23 KOs) on Friday night at the US Airway Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Benevidez dropped Paez in round three with a body shot. The bout ended in round twelve when Benavidez dropped Paez for the second time with a left hook to the head. Paez beat the count, but didn’t respond to referee Raul Caiz Jr.’s commands and the bout was halted. Time was :21.

Unbeaten super lightweight “Relentless” Antonio Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Emanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (18-4, 12 KOs). Both fighters had their moments in an all-action slugfest, but Orozco did more early. In the end, scores were 96-94, 96-94, 98-92.

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May 15th, 2015




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