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Wilder plans next move

Wilder plans next move

By Matt Richardson Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com WBC heavyweight title-holder Deontay Wilder is preparing for his next move. Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) is ...

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Suzanna Teresa/PBC WBA "undisputed" bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos "Baby Pacquiao" Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) retained his title with ...

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Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Payano, Warren weigh-in photos

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC Juan Carlos Payano 117.6 vs. Rau'shee Warren 117 (WBA "undisputed" bantamweight title) Yudel Jhonson 153.2 vs. Jorge Cota 154.2 John Jackson 153.4 ...

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Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

Avalos, Ramos victorious in Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank IBF #9 ranked super bantamweight Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (26-3, 19 KO) stepped ...

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Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

Gonzalez crushes Hashimoto in two

By Gabriel F Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-9, 49 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Kazuki Hashimoto (11-5, ...

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Wilder plans next move

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Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt with split decision over Warren

Payano retains WBA bantamweight belt

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Boxing News

USA Olympian Jose Ramirez opponent named

USA Olympian and undefeated professional boxer Jose Ramirez (13-0, 10 KO’s) will return home to defend his NABF title against Rob “Red Hot” Frankel in “Fight For Water 4,” Saturday, May 9 at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California. Ramirez-Frankel will be the main event on Top Rank’s nationally televised “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on UniMas beginning at 11:00 pm ET/PT.

Frankel, a rugged veteran with 33 wins and yet to be knocked out, becomes the gatekeeper for Ramirez to advance to the next level. “If Jose Ramirez picks up a convincing over Rob “Red Hot” Frankel, he’s ready to be promoted from prospect to contender,” said hall of fame promoter Bob Arum.

Frankel has been in the ring with, and went the distance, with 3 former world champions (Lamont Peterson, David Diaz and Paul Spadafora) and two handfuls of world title challengers and contenders.

Frankel also has a win over a Pacquiao – Bobby Pacquiao – brother of the legendary Manny Pacquiao. Bobby retired after that bout. (more…)



April 25th, 2015


Boxing News

Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC super middleweight title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten reigning champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) on Friday night at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. It was a close fight with some spirited exchanges. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114.

WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO against Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs). Jacobs was patient and methodical for the first eleven rounds. He finally scored a standing eight-count in the twelfth round and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:12. (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Reeves Wins Cruiserweight Battle in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Here are the results from the Hardwork Promotions card Thursday night at the Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville, MD:

In the main event, cruiserweight Travis “Seveer” Reeves of Baltimore, MD won a six-round unanimous decision over Dan “Bada Bing” Biddle of Wilmington, DE. Reeves won every round on the scorecards (60-54) with solid offense and great defensive movement. Reeves is now 9-2-2, three KO’s while Biddle falls to 9-3, five KO’s. (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs and Wilder erupt at Klitschko weigh-in

Former world champion Shannon Briggs and current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder went at it Friday at the Klitschko-Jennings weigh-in in New York City. Former champ Lennox Lewis is there too!



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo-Lopez weights from Puerto Rico

Felix Verdejo 135.2 vs. Marco Antonio Lopez 139.2
Clarence Booth 143 vs. Samuel Santana 142.2
Christopher Diaz 127 vs. Jose Bustos 126
Jason Sosa 132 vs. Herbert Quartey 130
Rene Santiago 106.8 vs. Luis Diaz 109.6
Enrique Collazo 162.2 vs. Daniel Rodriguez 161
Anthony Mercado 142.6 vs. Erik Pinero 145

Venue: Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Dante “Crazy“ Jardón 133 vs Jeffrey “Bull“ Arienza 132.5
WBC international lightweight title

Miguel “Micky“ Román 135 vs Edgar Puerta 135
Lourdes Juárez 107.8 vs Joselyn Reza 107.8
Francisco Sandoval 146.5 vs Alejandro “Pájaro“ Dávila 146.7
Edgar Lozano 121 vs Emmanuel Domínguez 121

Venue: Arena Coliseo in Mexico City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa and TDN

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April 24th, 2015

UFC

UFC 185 at the scales

UFC 186, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi and the light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Fabio Maldonado, airs live on Pay-Per-View from Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – UFC Flyweight Championship
Kyoji Horiguchi (124.5) VS Demetrious Johnson (124.5)

PPV Main Card
Fabio Maldonado (215) VS Quinton Jackson (216)
C.B. Dollaway (185.5) VS Michael Bisping (186)
Shane Campbell (161) VS John Makdessi (160)
Thomas Almeida (135) VS Yves Jabouin (136)

FS1 Prelims
Joe Riggs (171) VS Patrick Cote (171)
Sarah Kaufman (136) VS Alexis Davis (135)
Bryan Barberena (156) VS Chad Laprise (156)
David Michaud (156) VS Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Chris Clements (170) VS Nordine Taleb (170)
Valerie Letourneau (116) VS Jessica Rakoczy (115)
Randa Markos (116) vs Aisling Daly (116)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Klassen stops Mcotheli in the tenth round

By Ron Jackson

In a scrappy affair former two-time IBF junior lightweight champion Malcolm Klassen stopped Xolani Mcotheli in the tenth round in a clash for the vacant IBO International junior lightweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. However, the title remains vacant as Klassen came in over the weight.

In a below par performance Klassen (59.45kg) who improved his record to 30-6-2; 16 appeared too tight as he threw punches from far out and missed badly throughout before he caught Mcotheli with a left and right combination to the head that sent him down flat on his face in the tenth round. Mcotheli tried to rise from the canvas but was counted at 2:05 into the round. Mcotheli spent most of the fight leaning on and holding onto Klassen and the referee could well have deducted two points or given him a stern warning. Mcotheli’s reported record dropped to 11-2, 8 KOs. (more…)



April 24th, 2015

UFC

Bisping Giving Fans What They Want To See

Much like his fighting style, Michael Bisping’s nickname has evolved into a multi-faceted entity.

While “The Count” was originally a nod to his ancestry, it has since become a descriptor of the guarantee he brings into the Octagon, because win, lose or draw…the Manchester native is going to captivate the attention of fight fans regardless. And further to the point, this is the way Bisping has been doing things for a very long time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Monroe Jr. won’t comply with WBC pre-weigh-ins

The World Boxing Council has announced that boxer Willie Monroe Jr., who will fight Gennady Golovkin on May 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles, has notified via his promoter Art Pelullo from Banner Promotions, that he will not comply with the WBC safety requirements. Consequently, he will not compete for the WBC interim championship in possession of Gennady Golovkin and in case he wins, he will not be the mandatory opponent for Miguel Cotto’s championship.

Willie Monroe Jr. will not submit the safety 30-day weigh-in, the safety 7-day weigh-in and will not present the mandatory thorough medical examinations as required by the WBC. The WBC will still cover him with life insurance and medical expenses benefit, as he is fighting in a WBC championship bout.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Photos: Emily Harney

Wladimir Klitschko 241.6 vs. Bryant Jennings 226.8
(IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship)

Sadam Ali 146.8 vs. Francisco Santana 146.4

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Promoter: K2
TV: HBO

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April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell-Jack, Jacobs-Truax Officials

By Johnny B’

The officials announced for the WBC title match between super middleweights Anthony Dirrell and Badou Jack are referee Celestino Ruiz (Illinois) and judges Rey Danseco (Philippines), Robert Hecko (Illinois) and Hubert Minn (Hawaii). Supervisor Peter Abdool (Ghana).

The officials for the WBA middleweight championship between Daniel Jacobs and Caleb Truax are referee Dave Smith (Illinois) and judges Glenn Feldman (Connecticut), Bill Lerch (Illinois) and Levi Martinez (New Mexico). Supervisor Matthew Podgorski (Illinois).

The match-ups are being held tonight at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and will be televised on Spike TV.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Cantu claims NABF Jr Super Flyweight Title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Stacey Verbeek

Young, rising prospect out of Kingsville, Texas’ Oscar Cantu (11-0, 1KO) claimed the vacant NABF Jr Super Flyweight Title last night against Victor Pasillas (8-5-2, 5KO) at The Real Estate Council FightNight XXVII “Get in the Ring” last night at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. It was a wipeout according to the judges as they all scored it 100-90 in favor of Cantu.

The action in the ring, however, was more competitive than the scores indicated. Pasillas, the smaller of the two, took the fight to Cantu early and was able to land some good shots that forced Cantu against the ropes. Cantu kept his composure and soon started to land his jab and with a solid overhand right at the end of the 3rd round take control.

By the 6th and 7th rounds, Cantu was in charge as Pasillas punch count and overall energy lessened as the fight wore on. An accidental head butt in round 10, opened a gash over Cantu’s eye, but not serious enough to stop the fight.

With the victory, Cantu remained undefeated and took the title back to Kingsville as he looks to pursue bigger fights down the road. (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Petalcorin mercilessly destroys Ming

WBA interim light flyweight Randy Petalcorin (23-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a quick first round stoppage of Ma Yi Ming (12-6, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Capital Gym in Beijing, China. Petalcorin put Ming on the deck three times before referee Raul Caiz Jr. waved it off. It was Petalcorin’s first title defense.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: I will go out there and show the world who Leo Santa Cruz is

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


By Miguel Maravilla

WBC super bantamweight champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz is in the closing stages of camp as he gets set to return Saturday May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the Mayweather Pacquiao card live on HBO/Showtime Pay per view. We caught up with the champ as he talked about his preparation and upcoming fight. “This is a big opportunity I am very excited for this fight,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com. “This event and card is the biggest in history. Millions of people will be watching me so I will leave everything in the ring,” Santa Cruz added.

Training with his father and brother’s at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. Santa Cruz is just over a week away from his fight as he finalizes his camp.

“I have been training hard for two months,” Santa Cruz said. “I always stay busy for whenever an opportunity comes. I am ready. Camp is going great like always. We always train like if we are fighting for our first world title. We don’t underestimate any opponent we train hard no matter what kind of fight it is. As a professional you have to train hard.” (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

The next chapter in the inspirational stories of Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell unfolds tonight

By Karl Freitag

WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) and WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) feature tonight on a Spike TV world title twinbill at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Both fighters have showed great courage and determination in defeating cancer and going on to become world champions.

“People love a great story,” said Jacobs, who defends against Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs). “I’m extremely proud of my story and for having beat cancer, but let’s not forget about my skill set. Truax can say he’s tired of hearing about ‘The Miracle Man’ all he wants, but he shouldn’t be thinking about my cancer when we get in the ring. He should just fear me. I’m going to be a cancer to him once we start fighting.” (more…)



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Helenius comeback continues June 13

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (20-0, 12 KOs) continues his comeback on June 13 in Vaasa, Finland. The 6’7 Helenius will take on Ugandan Kenneth “Bad News” Odeke (6-1, 5 KOs). It will be Helenius’ second fight in three months following a two-year layoff. “The Nordic Nightmare” blitzed Andras Csomor in 62 seconds in Estonia in March.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Massa Ortiz returns tonight

FOX Deportes and CLARO Sports will be in Mexico City tonight as super lightweight contender Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-1-1 24 KOs) returns in a 10-round bout against Juan Jesus “Burbuja” Rivera (27-12, 17 KOs) at the Foro Polanco Masaryk. In the co-main event, hometown favorite Judith “La Peligrosa” Rodriguez (8-7, 5 KOs) defends her WBC silver super flyweight title against Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (8-8, 3 KOs). Opening up the televised action Abner Mares’ brother Adan “Speedy” Mares (13-0-1, 3 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, takes on Luis “Titan” Sanchez of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico in an eight-round lightweight fight.

Ortiz vs. Rivera is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez. The FOX Deportes tripleheader broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. Claro Sports broadcast airs at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT and beginning with the co-main event.



April 24th, 2015

UFC

Randa Markos: No More Drama

Randa Markos’ hectic life hasn’t gotten any less hectic since her first UFC fight against Jessica Penne last December, but when you’re in the eye of the (Quiet) storm like she is, you take little victories anywhere you can. So going from full-time to part-time in the pharmacy she works in back in Ontario helps, as does the fact that as she prepares for her UFC 186 bout against Ultimate Fighter teammate Aisling Daly on Saturday, she does so without any drama swirling around her . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Undefeated Holovko inks with Fight Promotions

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Fight Promotions, Inc., has announced that they just added undefeated Ukrainian star Valentyn Holovko (20-0, 14 KOs) to their growing roster. “We are very excited in the signing of Valentyn because of the skills and power he brings to the table,” said President of Fight Promotions, Inc., Max Alperovich. “With his exciting style and talent, we feel he can be a star at both the Lightweight and Junior Welterweight division.”

After an almost two year hiatus from boxing, the 28 year old Holovko was very motivated to get back into the ring after watching the recent success of his countrymen. “I’m looking forward to working with Fight Promotions, Inc. They have done a wonderful job with my friends and countrymen in their stable and I am very anxious to get back in the ring to show everyone here what I bring to boxing. Fans in the United States love skills and power and I have both!”

An announcement for Holovko’s next bout will be coming shortly.



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, California

Jose Roman 137 vs. Martin Cardona 134.5
Danny Roman 123 vs. Giovanni Caro 123
LaRon Mitchell vs. Sylvester Barron (heavyweights weighing in Friday)
Rudy Puga 166 vs. Katrell Straus 164.5
Eridanni Leon 146 vs. Elih Lizama 147
Miguel Trejo 159 vs. Jonathan Aceves 155.5

Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

GARCIA-SALKA BWAA WINNER SMALL 080914 PETER FRUTKOFFCongratulations to photographer Peter Frutkoff for placing third in the action category of the 2014 Boxing Writers Association of America photo contest.  Peter will be recognized at the 90th annual BWAA Awards Dinner to be held April 24th at Capitale in New York City.  Peter’s award winning image was a photo of jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia drilling a vicious left hook into the chin of Ron Salka during their August 9, 2014 non-title contest.  To see more of Peter’s photos, visit PeterFrutkoff.com.

Kellie Maloney makes her return to boxing

Move over Ronda Rousey, meet a 7-year-old young female boxing phenom

Freddie Roach: Mayweather can only win by KO

Mayweather refrains from criticizing Roach

Find out how the betting is going for May-Pac



April 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao Workout: 9 Days Out

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Actor Mark Wahlberg stops by the ‘famous Freddie Roach’ Wild Card Boxing Club, Thursday to see Superstar Manny Pacquiao train for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 23rd, 2015

UFC

Rampage is back . . . again

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never lost faith. Even when an April 7 court injunction threatened to scrap his return to the UFC, the former light heavyweight champion didn’t stop training. In fact, he amped things up back home in California . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in ticket info

TICKETS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PUBLIC ADMISSION ON MAY 1 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

The official weigh-in for the world championship matchup between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is set for Friday, May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Due to the expected demand for access to this event, fans will be required to purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to attend the weigh-in. All funds raised through ticket sales will benefit Susan G. Komen and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on behalf of the promotion.

Tickets for the weigh-in are priced at $10 with a total ticket limit of 10, and are on sale Friday April 24 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased through the MGM Resorts Call Center at (866) 740-7711 or at any MGM Resorts Box Office. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao tix more expensive than the Super Bowl on resale market

The face value of the tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight range from $1,500 to $10,000, however according to Chris Matcovich of TiqIQ (www.tiqiq.com) on the resale ticket market the average Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket price is currently $10,859.55 (slightly higher than final average for this years Super Bowl: $10,466.11). The current “get in” price is $4,477 for Section 219 row R. The most expensive ticket currently listed is Ringside Section FLR E Row CC for $141,000.

For comparison, below are the average price and get in for the 5 next most expensive boxing matches since 2010:
9/14/13- Mayweather v Alvarez: $3,237.70 ($1,406.60)
11/12/11- Pacquiao v Marquez: $1,677.49 ($475)
9/17/11- Mayweather v Ortiz: $1,628.66 ($451)
5/3/14- Mayweather v Maidana: $1,619.59 ($449)
9/13/14- Mayweather v Maidana: $1,591.11 ($465)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Dirrell, Jack, Jacobs, Truax all make weight; scuffle breaks out

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Anthony Dirrell 167.4 vs. Badou Jack 167.6
(WBC super middleweight title)
Daniel Jacobs 159.4 vs. Caleb Truax 159.6
(WBA “regular” middleweight title)

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Spike TV



April 23rd, 2015

UFC

Bryan Barberena: Fighting For Family

There are few things in the world Bryan Barberena loves more than stepping into the Octagon and letting it all fly.

The 25-year-old recently entered the talented ranks of the lightweight division – a place where there will be no shortage of opportunities for him to mix it up with opponents who harbor the same mentality toward the fight game as he does. That’s fantastic news for the Arizona transplant, as he’s not looking to waste any time making a name for himself under the UFC banner . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Fonfara and Szpilka: “Unlimited upside!”

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We are talking about Andrzej Fonfara and Artur Szpilka, two great young athletes who are doing everything they can to make themselves as good as they can be. And THIS is exciting,” says Leon Margules. The Warriors Boxing president spoke with Fightnews.com about his two Polish fighters, 27-year old brand new WBC International light heavyweight champ Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO) and 26-year old heavyweight hope Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KO).

Before we will talk about Artur Szpilka and Friday’s “Premier Boxing Champion” event in Chicago, let’s start with Andrew Fonfara’s performance at StubHub vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. What does the way he dominated Chavez Jr. mean for his career?

Andrew proved that he’s one of the top, if not top, light heavyweights in the world. He became a star. Everybody in boxing knows that today. He also showed maturity, how his talent is developing. Fonfara is a much better fighter than the kid who went into the ring years ago with (Adonis) Stevenson. A different fighter – because he learned a lot. Improved tremendously knowing after the “Superman fight what he needs to improve. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao sold out

Tickets for the highly anticipated world championship showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao taking place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sold out in about a minute.

Here is information for the few who did score tickets:

ONLY CREDIT CARD HOLDER TO PICK UP WITH VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID AND CREDIT CARD USED NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE Will Call will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 29th 10am Grand Garden Tickets must be picked up by cardholder with the valid Government Issued ID and credit card used for the purchase. No third party billing accepted. Tickets MUST be picked up NO LATER than 3pm PST on Saturday, May 2, 2015. After 3pm, unclaimed will call is subject to cancellation and release. Please secure your tickets in a safe location as soon as possible



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Tomoki Kameda vacates WBO title

WBO President Paco Valcárcel has announced that WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda has vacated the WBO title. “While most fighters no doubt rather fight for world titles, I understand Tomoki Kameda has reasons of “weight” to vacate,” tweeted Valcarcel. Kameda (31-0, 19 KOs) is scheduled to face WBA “regular” champion Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KOs) in the co-main event when Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) returns to CBS on May 9 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Kameda will now just be fighting for McDonnell’s WBA belt after the WBO refused to sanction the proposed unification bout. The WBO does not recognize “secondary titlists” of organizations that opt to have more than one world champion per division.



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Cruiserweights Headline Card In Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Baltimore cruiserweight Travis “Seveer” Reeves will battle Dan “Bada Bing” Biddle of Hockessin, DE in a six-round encounter in the main event of the Hardwork Promotions card at the Tall Cedars Hall in Baltimore, MD on April 23. Reeves (8-2-1, three KO’s) is riding a five-bout winning streak and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Lamont Capers on March 20 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. Biddle (9-2, five KO’s) competes for the first time since July of 2012 when he won a six-round majority decision over Pedro Martinez in Atlantic City, NJ. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Petalcorin, Ming make weight

WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy “Ultratune” Petalcorin (106.7 pounds) and challenger Ma Yi Ming (107.4 pounds) both came in safely under the 108 pound division limit on Thursday during the official weigh-in at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beijing.

The title fight between Champion Randy Petalcorin vs Ma Yi Ming will be on Free to Air TV BTV CCTV 5 in China 9.30pm Beijing starting time

Also live streaming on Tencere and LeTV websites.



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs-Truax/Dirrell-Jack Press Conference

By Craig Wick
Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

The trendy W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel was the scene Wednesday afternoon as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), in association with Warriors Boxing and Mayweather Promotions, held their final press conference ahead of Friday’s huge, nationally televised world championship doubleheader slated for the nearby University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pavilion. The jam packed card will feature two compelling championship bouts – Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) defending his WBC Super Middleweight Championship against Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 12 KOs), while Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) sees co-feature action when he attempts to turn back the challenge of the formidable Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs) in a WBA Middleweight Championship encounter. In addition, two important preliminary bouts are also on tap as Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) takes on James Stevenson (22-1, 15 KOs) in what on paper looks to be a slugfest, and Polish favorite Artur Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) hooks up with Ty Cobb (18-6, 10 KOs) in a heavyweight battle. As if that weren’t enough, eight other bouts are also scheduled with several comprised of up and coming Chicago area talent. For those unable to attend, both championship fights will be televised live on the Spike TV network beginning at 9pm ET. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Oosthuizen to make first defense of IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves promotions has announced that Tommy Oosthuizen will make the first defence of his IBO light heavyweight belt against the experienced Roberto Bolonti from Argentina at the Emperors Palace Casino near Kempton Park on Saturday June 6. The 27-year-old Oostuizen, who has a record of 25-0-2, 14 KOs, relinquished the IBO super middleweight belt in April last year and has looked more comfortable moving into the light heavyweight division, scoring victories over Denis Grachev for the vacant WBC International title and on March 14 this year he completely dominated fellow South African Ryno Liebenberg to capture the vacant IBO light heavyweight title. (more…)



April 23rd, 2015




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