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Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

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Boxing News

Weights from Cache Creek

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Manuel Avila 125.5 vs. Angel Beranza 124 (main event)
Ruben Garcia 126.5 vs. Rafael Rivera 127
Alberto Torres 135 vs. Luis Silva 134
Xavier Vigney 250 vs. Derrick Williams 259.5
Ryan Bourland 180 vs. Cesar Ruiz 178.5
Pedro Moreno 131 vs. Percy Peterson 129

Venue: Cache Creek Casino and Resort, Brooks, Calif. (Woodland area).
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
First bell: 6 p.m.



October 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin inks with All Star Boxing

Photo: All Star Boxing, Inc.

Photo: All Star Boxing, Inc.


Undefeated rising welterweight prospect Sammy “Hurricane” Valentin (4-0, 3 KOs) has inked a multi-year promotional contract with Tuto Zabala, Jr.’s All Star Boxing, Inc. The 21-year-old Valentin, who was an outstanding amateur from Tampa, Florida, has fought professionally four times under the All Star banner and they expect him to be a force in the 147lb division. “I’m proud to have signed with All Star which I consider a family. I will do my part and I’m sure to be in good hands,” said Valentin.

“It’s no surprise to me to have signed Sammy. He and his father has been like family to us. I’m sure to have a future superstar PPV fighter. Time will tell,” said Zabala

“I have known Hurricane since the amateurs. He’s got the potential and I told Tuto for a while we need to sign him. He’ll be the future of the Tampa area,” said Ruben De Jesus (Director of Operations of All Star).

Valentin, 21, with a record of 4-0, 3 KOs, will put his undefeated record on the line tonight when he faces Moises Carrisquillo (4-3, 1 KO) at the A La Carte Pavillion on Boxeo Telemundo.



October 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

Crawford, Jean make weight + photos

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Terence Crawford 140 vs. Dierry Jean 140
(WBO jr welterweight championship)

Mikael Zewski 149.2 vs. Ayi Bruce 148.4
(Zewski weighed 149.6, then stripped and weighed 149.2)
Andy Ruiz Jr 248.8 vs. Raphael Zumbano 247.8
Evgeny Gradovich 127.8 vs. Aldimar Silva 127
Julian Rodriguez 143.2 vs. Alvaro Ortiz 140
Alex Saucedo 142.2 vs. Angel Martinez 141.6
Zsolt Daranyi 153 vs. Sean Wilson 153.8
Alfredo Martinez 142 vs. Darin Hampton 143.8

Venue: Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO, toprank.tv (undercard)

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October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Huntington, NY

Zac Dunn 168.02 vs. Derrick Findley 165.08
Anthony Karperis 134.4 vs. Tyrone Luckey 130
Alicia Napoleon 155.6 vs. Kita Watkins ??
Constantin Bejenaru 199.4 vs. Joel Shojgreen 197
Daniel Gonzalez 139.2 vs. Justin Johnson 140

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing



October 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

Verdejo Withdraws from Halloween Bout in Florida

Puerto Rican lightweight sensation Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo was scheduled to see action on the October 31 card that will take place at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, but discomfort in his surgically repaired left hand forced the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Lightweight champion to cancel his bout on this event.

“I’m very sad about all this. I wanted to give back all the love the fans in Kissimmee have given me, with a good fight, but they deserve the best of me and in order to give my best inside the ring, I need to be 100% ready,” said the unbeaten fighter that has a record of 18-0, 13 KOs. (more…)



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

WBA strips 130lb interim champ Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA Championships Committee has stripped the WBA interim super featherweight belt from Mexican Emmanuel “El Pollo” Lopez due to 180 days of inactivity. Lopez, who is currently embroiled in a legal dispute involving his manager and promoter, claimed he was unable to comply with a WBA order to defend due to injury. However, the WBA does not offer the “champion in recess” option to interim beltholders. Therefore, Lopez is out and mandatory challenger Jazreel Corrales of Panama will fight for the vacant interim world title against the highest available contender.



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Ortiz, Jennings highlight quotes

Golden Boy has released quotes from WBA “interim” heavyweight world champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) and challenger Bryant “By-By” Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) in the official announcement of their December 19 HBO clash at the Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, New York.

Below are the highlights:

Luis Ortiz: I think Jennings doesn’t even know what he’s stepping in to on the 19th, I’m coming to make a statement. This fight is going to be an exciting stepping stone to achieve my dream.”
 
Bryant Jennings: The world will see a great fight when I square off against Ortiz, that I can guarantee you. I’ll be driving the WBA belt back home to Philly.

Oscar De La Hoya: Luis is so hungry to continue his rise in the division that he has agreed to fight an enormously talented opponent in Bryant Jennings just two months after Luis’ destruction of Matias Vidondo to win the WBA interim title.

Gary Shaw: Ortiz has never faced a challenge of a Philadelphia fighter like Bryant Jennings and he’s going to find out real quick that this is another level. Jennings is ready to continue his quest to become heavyweight champion with VADA testing agreed to by both promotional companies for this fight.



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-Olympic gold medalist, WBC/WBO#5 Murata to appear in Las Vegas

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten ex-Olympic middleweight gold medalist, WBC/WBO#5 Ryota Murata (7-0, 5 KOs), Japan, will appear in Las Vegas on November 7, when he will face an New Zealander Gunnar Jackson (22-6-3, 8 KOs) beneath the WBO welter title bout between Timothy Bradly and Brandon Rios at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 7. Murata, 29, has been training in Las Vegas several times, but this is the very first that the Olympian will actually fight there especially under world title bouts also featuring the WBO feather title go of Vasyl Lomachenko (also a gold medalist in London as Murata) and Romulo Koasicha in the semi-windup. The Japanese six-footer has steadily improved skills and power, having defeated world rated Douglas Damiao Ataide via fifth round TKO in his last appearance in Tokyo. Murata is expected to show a good performance before US spectators.



October 23rd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Dublin at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the flyweight bout between Paddy Holohan and Louis Smolka and the lightweight bout between Norman Parke and Reza Madadi, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland beginning at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. Six prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 1:15pm ET / 10:15am PT.

MAIN EVENT
Louis Smolka (125) VS Paddy Holohan (126)

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Reza Madadi (156) VS Norman Parke (156)
Darren Till (171)VS Nicholas Dalby (170)
Jon Delos Reyes (125) VS Neil Seery (125)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Mickael Lebout (155) VS Stevie Ray (155)
Ericka Almeida (115) VS Aisling Daly (116)
Krzysztof Jotko (185) VS Scott Askham (184)
Tom Breese (171) VS Cathal Pendred (169)
Robert Whiteford (145) VS Darren Elkins (145)
Garreth McLellan (185) VS Bubba Bush (185)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN is LIVE ON UFC FIGHTPASS on Saturday, October 24 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Andy Ruiz Jr: All the other heavyweights better watch out!

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank


By Karl Freitag

Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (25-0, 17 KOs) is back in action against Raphael Zumbano (37-11-1, 30 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash on Saturday’s Crawford-Jean undercard in Omaha, Nebraska. World-rated Ruiz defeated Joell Godfrey last month and says he’s serving notice to the heavyweight division.

“We had a good training camp,” said Ruiz on Thursday. “Been training hard, been losing weight. Before I wouldn’t take it that serious. I’ve been big, up and down and up and down in weight, but starting now from my last fight this is a new Andy coming in and all the other heavyweights better watch out!”



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Eubank Jr., Jeter make weight

WBA interim middleweight world champion Chris Eubank Jr. (19-1, 14 KOs) and Maryland’s Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (20-4-1, 14 KOs) both made weight for their WBA world title clash on Saturday night at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Eubank weighed the division limit of 160 pounds, while Jeter scaled in at 159.6 pounds. The bout will be televised in the UK on SKY Sports.



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Lozano seeks redemption tonight on Telemundo

Formerly world ranked local favorite Daniel “Alacrán” Lozano (13-3, 10 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida returns to the ring tonight. He will face former world title challenger David “Dabo” Quijano (15-5-1, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latin jr. bantamweight interim title on the line. The fight venue will be the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, Florida.

Lozano just a year ago seemed to be on the verge of landing a world title fight, but he has since dropped two fights in a row. Now, at age 25, Lozano finds himself in a crossroads fight with Quijano, who stands in his way of getting back on track. (more…)



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Gavin McDonnell trying to keep up with world champion twin brother

Gavin McDonnell has vowed to join his brother as a world champion ahead of his European super bantamweight title defense against Jeremy Parodi at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday night. McDonnell’s twin Jamie twice travelled to Texas this year to defeat Japanese star Tomoki Kameda in defenses of his WBA bantamweight title, and his success has been a driving force in his training as he defends his Euro strap for the first time against the Frenchman. (more…)



October 23rd, 2015

UFC

Pendred Ready to Show His Best in Dublin

Coming off his first loss in the UFC and the subject of much scorn and criticism on social media, it was refreshing to hear that Cathal Pendred’s sense of self was still intact . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN is LIVE ON UFC FIGHTPASS on Saturday, October 24 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Koseki unifies WBC/WBA atomweight titles

The biggest small fighter in the world, Momo Koseki from Japan defended her WBC Female World Atomweight title for the 16th time and added the WBA belt to her collection by closely outscoring fellow Japanese World Champion Ayaka Miyao over ten action packed rounds on Thursday night at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. It was the historic first ever Atomweight Unification bout – and definitely a worthy one!

As usual Koseki put a lot of pressure on her opponent from the opening bell. However, Miyao proved to be a true Champion defending well and landing some perfectly timed counterpunches. One of those shots caught Koseki off balance in the first round and knocked her down for the very first time in her eight-year pro career. (more…)



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Don King looking to sell Mangonia Park property

Manny Pacquiao won’t fight Canelo in farewell fight, says Bob Arum

Makati resident wants Pacquiao declared nuisance candidate



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Tampa

Photos: All Star Boxing

Daniel Lozano 115 vs. David Quijano 115
(WBO Latin super flyweight title)

Matias Rueda 128 vs. Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera TBA
Sammy Valentin 146 vs. Moises Carrasquillo 145
Noemi Bosque 114 vs. Amarilis “Manito” Adorno 115
Botirsher Obidov 165 vs. Patrick Cenoble 167
Luis Villegas 117 vs. Santiago Arroyo Jr. 118
Ricky Tomlinson 119 vs. Harold Reyes 122

Venue: A La Carte Event Pavillion (4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, FL)
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM & Claro Sports (Latin America)
Tickets: (813) 309-9991, First fight: 8:00 PM

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October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

Emmanuel Robles 139 vs Leon Spinks III 139
Adrian Vargas 152.5 vs Jorge Marquez 148
Matt McKinney 254 vs Keishan Hill 277.5
Adrian Morilla 129 vs Misael Chacon 133.5

When: Friday, October 23rd, 6:30PM
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents
Info: (619) 420 – 8866 or SanDiegoFights.com



October 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin’s PPV debut posts a profit

By Karl Freitag

WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin successfully crossed over as a PPV fighter last Saturday night in New York City. “The numbers we now have in support 150K in buys,” promoter Tom Loeffler told Fightnews.com® on Thursday.

“It would have been nice to have more, but that was the number we started with when first working on the event. It sold every ticket at MSG (20,548), generating an over $2 million gate and broke the merchandise record for a boxing event at MSG. It did very strong International TV revenue and ratings as well as the highest sponsorship revenue of any GGG fight. All the fighters on the show got a lot of exposure and GGG was able to get a step closer to his goal of unifying the middleweight titles.”

Golovkin’s purse was $2 million, Lemieux made $1.5 million, “Chocolatito Gonzalez earned $250,000 and Brian Viloria made $100,000.



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Rob Brant 158.5 vs. Louis Rose 159
Jarrell Miller 280.5 vs. Ahror Muralimov 238
Lavarn Harvell 177 vs. Samuel Clarkson 177

Venue: Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions in association with Iron Boy Promotions, GH3 Promotions, Fight Card Promotions, Salita Promotions and Winner Take All Productions
TV: Showtime

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October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Estrella TV Weights from Indio, CA

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. 125.6 vs. Ruben Tamayo 125.6
Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez 150* vs. Jorge “Pantera” Silva 149.2
*Gomez misses weight again.

Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sulaiman receives Olympic medal

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has been awarded the “Medallistas Olímpicos,” the highest honor bestowed by the Olympic Medalists Association and the Mexican Olympic Committee. Daniel Aceves Villagran, President of the Olympic Medalists Association, highlighted the work and passion that Sulaiman has shown in leading the largest boxing sanctioning organization since his election.

Sulaimán said his only goal as head of the WBC is to continue his father’s dream of “living to serve,” which he learned as a child and has now become a symbol of his boxing administration.



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Meledez and Samir

Golden Boy Promotions has signed super welterweight KO artist Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (29-5, 27 KOs) of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico and undefeated middleweight Bastie Samir (14-0-1, 14 KOs) of Accra, Ghana.

“Golden Boy’s roster showcases the best upcoming and experienced fighters and the addition of Jorge and Bastie only furthers our mission of bringing the best talent aboard our team,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Jorge and Bastie are fighters to be feared in the ring, we are excited to be with them as they continue their paths to becoming champions.”



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford, Jean Press Conference Quotes

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBO jr welterweight world champion Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) and challenger Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) faced off Thursday afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska, at the final press conference for their HBO-televised world championship clash at the nearly sold out Century Link Center.

Dierry Jean: I promise you on Saturday, not being disrespectful bro, I’m going to beat your ass, man.

Terence Crawford: Y’all quit listening to them people, man. They’re pumping your head up…Saturday is gonna be a great night of boxing. I feel good, I feel strong, weights already on, I’m just getting ready for that day…I’m gonna put on a great show. I know Jean came in shape, he’s hungry. But I don’t think he’s hungrier than I am right now.

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October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Prichard Colon Update

By Gabriel F.Cordero

On Tuesday, the attending physician for injured boxer Prichard Colon gave the green light for nurses to completely remove sedation and informed Colon’s parents that they had done everything possible for Prichard and now we’re waiting for him to wake up. The Colon family asks that the prayers continue.



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Nov 6 ShoBox quadrupleheader lineup set

Unbeaten WBA #9 middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will fight on ShoBox: The New Generation for a fifth time when he takes on Les “Lock N Load” Sherrington (35-7, 30 KOs) in a clash of world-ranked fighters toping a November 6 ShoBox quadrupleheader at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), across from the D Las Vegas in iconic Downtown Las Vegas. Antoine’s fifth ShoBox appearance will tie him with eight other fighters for second place on the all-time list (the ShoBox appearance record is held by Chris Avalos with six appearances). All of the fighters with five or more ShoBox appearances went on to challenge for a world title, five triumphed –Andre Ward, Ishe Smith, Robert Guerrero, Kendall Holt and Badou Jack—and three fell short –Avalos, Mike Arnaoutis and Sechew Powell. A sixth five-time Shobox participant, Lateef Kayode, is scheduled to challenge WBA Cruiserweight World Champion Denis Lebedev on November 4.

The 10-round ShoBox co-feature will match former international amateur standout and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs) against experienced Aslanbek Kozaev (26-1-1, 7 KOs) in a welterweight bout.

Two eight-rounders will round out the four-fight telecast: southpaw “Killa” Keenan Smith (8-0, 3 KOs) battles Benjamin “Da Blaxican” Whitaker (10-1, 2 KOs) in a super lightweight scrap and O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (8-0, 5 KOs) confronts “Tsunami Sam” Teah (6-1, 2 KOs) in a lightweight match.



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

2016 IBF Convention in Beijing, China

The IBF/USBA 33rd Annual Convention will take place in Beijing, China at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido from Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27, 2016 in collaboration with IBF China. “We are very excited to finally have this opportunity for our convention to take place in Asia and especially in the great city of Beijing,” stated IBF President Daryl Peoples. “The IBF has been active in Asia for many years now, but in the past few years there has been a significant increase in our activities in the region and particularly in China. We are truly looking forward to connecting with the boxing community from that region,” added Peoples. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sinan Samil San in hospital

Sinan Samil San41 year old Sinan Samil San from Turkey has been hospitalized. Samil San is known as the bull from Bosporus and ended his boxing career on July 4, 2008 with a record of 31-4-0(16).

He is a former WBC International, WBC Mediterranean and EBU heavyweight champion. He has wins against Danny Williams, Saleta and Julius Francis but lost to McCall, Juan Carlos Gomez and Luan Krasniqi.

His main manager was Ahmet Öner who gave him all the opportunities but Sinan spoiled most of them due to his lifestyle. We wish Sinan Samil San speedy and full recovery.







October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford: I got Omaha on my back…belt stays here

By Bill Green
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

2014 BWAA Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday before an admiring hometown crowd with a new junior welterweight crown to defend as he headlines an HBO World Championship Boxing telecast against former world champion Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) at Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Fightnews.com® caught up with the unbeaten, two-division world champion to get his take on the upcoming fight and more.

I know that choosing your opponents is something you leave up to your team…but looking through the WBO rankings it seems as if opponents continue to be tough to come by, at least those that are TV ready so to speak. Would you consider a unification fight?

My job is to prepare for the task at hand. My main objection is to take care of what is in front of me…and that’s Dierry Jean. After that, we will discuss our options. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Eubank-Jeter press conference quotes

WBA “interim” middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. faced off with challenger Tony Jeter Thursday before Saturday’s world title fight at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.

Chris Eubank Jr: I’ve trained hard for this opponent and you can look forward to some explosive punches…I was always underestimated in my years training in Las Vegas by the Americans – this is my chance to prove them wrong!”

Tony Jeter: I’ve come a long way for this fight and I’m going home with that title. He’s a good fighter but so am I.

In an unusual situation, the WBA has already announced that Alfonso Blanco will be declared the new WBA interim middleweight champion on Sunday regardless of the outcome of this world title fight.



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

WBA: Interims are necessary to Latin America

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has explained that because the organization’s interim world titles are recognized globally, they’re necessary to defend small countries from the big promoters and television networks that control boxing. The WBA seeks to help Latin American boxing through interim championships in countries such as Peru, Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Jamaica and Nicaragua among others.

“Boxing has its stages,” said Mendoza. “We must recognize that we are in a very different, difficult time than in the 60s, 70s and 80s. We’re fighting together to see that no new organizations or companies wanting to take over boxing appear in the United States and the rest of the world.”



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Frankie Gomez finally returning

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Golden Boy

 
After a long stretch of inactivity, hard hitting welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) is ready to get back in the ring as he faces Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-9-2, 15 KOs) this Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California. “It’s been a while since I fought but I’ll be ready,” Gomez said about his first fight since his July 2014 unanimous decision over Vernon Paris at this same venue.

Gomez trained at the world famous Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and his assistant Marvin Samudio in preparation for this fight. 

“It’s a great experience,” said Gomez. “We get all kinds of fighters, all kinds of sparring different looks, I feel very prepared for this. I have been sparring with great fighters, Ruslan Provodnikov, Viktor Postol, Miguel Cotto. I feel strong. Camp has been great and with Freddie, he has taught me how to step into my punches and give better body shots. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Dublin 2015 Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Ireland this weekend, and the Emerald Isle may crown another rising star, as Joseph Duffy looks for his third win in a row inside the Octagon when he takes on punishing lightweight Dustin Poirier in a five-round main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN is LIVE ON UFC FIGHTPASS on Saturday, October 24 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ness-Gungqisa meet for vacant SA title

By Ron Jackson

Shaun Ness from Johannesburg who will be 33 early next year gets a belated crack at winning a South African title when he meets Anelisa Gungqisa of Port Elizabeth for the vacant welterweight belt at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in Port Elizabeth on Friday night. The title became vacant when Tsiko Mulvohedzi won the IBO welterweight belt in July this year.

Ness who is ranked at number one by Boxing SA had his last fight in October last year and Gungqisa who holds the number two spot last fought in July 2014, so both fighters will have a bit of ring rust to knock off. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Barrera and Mikhalkin for IBF top spot

By Dave Spencer

The carrousel for potential opponents for hard-hitting Aurtur Beterbiev and the vacant IBF #1 position at light-heavyweight has now come to an end thanks to scheduled shoulder surgery for the Russian-born knockout king. With top still open atop the IBF 175 pound rankings, the organization has turned to #8 ranked Sullivan Barrera (16-0 11KO) and #10 Igor Mikhalkin (17-1 9KO) to fill the vacancy.

“Artur Beterbiev, Sullivan Barrera, and Igor Mikhalkin were the only three light-heavyweights that agreed to fight in the eliminator,” IBF Championship Chairman Lindsey Tucker told Fightnews. “After Beterbiev got injured, we went back to Barrera. It will be Barrera and Mikhalkin.”



October 22nd, 2015




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