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After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins looked at the sea of reporters and yelled out,” I’m a 15-round fighter! I’m a throwback!”
The seemingly ageless, soon-as-he-retires-don’t-even-wait-the-five-years-put-him-in-immediately hall of famer dazzled the 6,823 in attendance at the DC Armory in Washington, DC with an outing against WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov that would have made many of those legends smile in appreciation . . . click here for more
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing returned to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night for its popular “Battle of the Rising Stars” series, showcasing young Southern California talent. In the main event, super middleweight= Jose Hernandez (5-1-1, 3 KOs) of Antelope Valley, California won a unanimous decision over Canyon Country’s Jonathan Hayes (4-1-3) in a six round bout. (more…)
By James Slater
Legendary 1960′s middleweight contender Ruben “Hurricane” Carter today passed away at the age of 76. Carter, who was famously and wrongfully imprisoned for a 1966 triple murder, lost his battle with prostate cancer. He was a fine fighter and he scored his biggest win in 1963, when he stopped past and future world champion Emile Griffith in the very first round of a non-title clash.
Carter’s career was suddenly curtailed due to the wrongful imprisonment, a sentence that saw him serve almost twenty years. Becoming a writer whilst in jail fighting for his freedom, Carter penned his autobiography entitled: “The 16th-Round – from number-one contender to number 45472.” (more…)
By Karl Freitag
While Quillin-Konecny was one-sided, and Porter-Malignaggi was a blowout, the controversial scoring in the Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov light heavyweight unification fight warrants some analysis.
Interestingly, all three judges agreed on nine of the twelve rounds contested. In fact, judges Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth scored all twelve rounds identically. Judge Gustavo Padilla was the “lone wolf” in just three rounds, but that was all it took to sway his card Shumenov’s way.
Shumenov won rounds one and two on all three cards. After four rounds, judges Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth had it even 38-38, while Padilla’s card read 39-37 for Shumenov. Hopkins swept rounds five to eight on Moretti’s and Roth’s cards, while Padilla split those middle rounds between Hopkins and Shumenov. So after eight rounds Moretti and Roth had Hopkins ahead 78-74, while Padilla had Shumenov ahead 77-75.
All three judges scored the final four rounds identically, giving Shumanov rounds nine and ten, and Hopkins rounds eleven and twelve, with a 10-8 eleventh round for the knockdown. In the end, Moretti and Roth ended with 116-111 tallies for Hopkins, while Padilla was odd man out finishing with a 114-113 score for Shumenov.
After outclassing and schooling Beibut Shumenov to unify the IBF and WBA titles, record setting 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins spoke to Showtime’s Jim Gray in the ring.
On the bizarre split decision: “Listen, when you get into all that about the judges and all that stuff, they go to school. They have commissions to regulate all that. I don’t like to get into all of that. It’s not my job to deal with that. It’s my job to get ready and to unify the championship before 50.”
On his legacy: “I describe my legacy like a Joe Frazier. We get knocked down but we get back up. I’ll let the historians analyze and debate over the years as I grow a deeper gray beard watching soap operas. I’ll let them break down my legacy.”
On his future: “We are with SHOWTIME until I end my career. Stevenson, I am coming to Canada. I am getting my papers together. I want to be the undisputed light heavyweight world champion this year, period.”
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make history by schooling and thoroughly outclassing WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) to unify the titles on Saturday night in front of 6,823 at the DC Armory in Washington DC. Hopkins’ experience and awkward grabbing style totally befuddled Shumenov, who foolishly didn’t even have a trainer in the corner to advise him on tactics. Hopkins was able to mostly dictate the pace and for the most part easily counter whatever the 19 years younger Shumenov did. Hopkins floored Shumenov with a right hand in round eleven. Scores on two cards were 116-111, 116-111 Hopkins. Judge Gustavo Padilla somehow scored the one-sided route 114-113 for Shumenov!
In the most impressive performance of the night, IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round KO over former champ Paul Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KOs). Porter staggered Malignaggi in round two and dealt serious hurt to the “Magic Man.” Porter continued to punish Paulie in round three. Porter finally dropped Malignaggi in round four and then laid him out with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:14.
In a third world title fight, WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) retained his title with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Lukas Konecny (50-5, 23 KOs). Quillin was mostly in command, but the uber-tough Konecny showed lots of heart and battled to the end. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 119-109. photos
Photo: Peter Amador / Top Rank
WBO #6 rated featherweight Gamalier Rodriguez (24-2-3, 16 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over former Olympian and world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-4-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando, Florida. Scores were 97-92, 97-92 and 96-93 for Rodriguez, who retained his NABO featherweight title.
42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (53-6, 47 KOs) needed just 27 seconds to dispose of Francisco Mireles (17-9, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. A slapping left hook to the stomach dropped the 286lb Mireles to a knee where he stayed until referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout. This was Briggs’ second win in eight days. “I’m going to Germany tomorrow to chase down Wladimir Klitschko,” he said after the fight.
The fight was delayed from actually starting for 35 minutes after Briggs entered the ring and then broke it! Briggs climbed through the ropes, danced to the opposite side of the ring, bounced off the ropes and snapped a support causing the ropes to sag. Both fighters left the ring so repair work could be done. They then each returned after repairs were made and the nights action continued. Briggs rushed out of his corner at the opening bell and playfully dropped his hands and tapped Mireles with mocking punches. One of the shots glanced off the side of Mireles, putting the Mexican heavyweight down where he decided to stay. Time of the stoppage was :27 into the first round. (more…)
The momentum and the hype was all with Travis Browne leading up to his UFC on FOX main event against Fabricio Werdum at the Amway Center Saturday night. But as soon as the bell rang, the Brazilian veteran made it clear that he was not going to be denied, not on this night, and when the five-rounder was over, he convinced Browne as well, winning a lopsided unanimous decision to earn his first UFC title shot . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info
Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank
Unbeaten lightweight Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan “El Oso” Zavala (6-6-1, 2 KOs). The fight was the co-feature on Saturday night’s big UniMas card at the Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, Florida.
Unbeaten 2004 Olympian middleweight Matt Korobov (23-0, 14 KOs) stayed unbeaten when Emill Gonzalez (11-8-1, 8 KOs) quit at the end of round six. (more…)
After four surgeries and a two-year layoff, former welterweight title challenger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves made a triumphant return to the Octagon Saturday at the Amway Center, but he had to dig deep and fight for 15 minutes to take his exciting three round unanimous decision win over the always tough Seth Baczynski . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
2008 Olympian welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a first round KO against veteran Michael Clark (44-10-1, 18 KOs). A left hook put Clark down for the count at 2:06. Ali claimed the vacant WBO intercontinental title. The 40-year-old Clark has now suffered two straight first round knockout losses.
Unbeaten 2012 Olympian light heavyweight Marcus Browne (9-0, 7 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Otis Griffin (24-16-2, 10 KOs). Browne dropped Griffin in round five and went on to win by scores of 80-71 on all cards. Griffin, who launched his career by winning Oscar de la Hoya’s “Next Great Champ” reality series in 2005, stated would be his last fight. (more…)
Photos: Scott J. Raven
WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-3-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. Quigg dropped Munyai with a left hook at the end of round one. Quigg dropped Munyai again with a right hand in round two and finished him with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:56
Lightweight Anthony Crolla (28-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over John Murray (33-3, 20 KOs) in a good action affair. Crolla dropped Murray in round ten and got the stop with his follow up attack. (more…)
An Argentinean judge has ordered that Marcos Maidana’s purse from the Floyd Mayweather fight be withheld pending a claim made by Maidana’s former trainer Guillermo Serra, who trained Maidana from mid-2004 until December 2006. According to Team Maidana, Serra is claiming to have been Maidana’s manager since 2008 extending through 2016. “It is an unbelievable situation,” said Sebastian Contursi, Maidana’s advisor. “In reality, Serra never served as manager of Maidana, and much less, since 2008, as stated in his claim, since he hasn’t seen the face of Chino since 2006. Seven years later, Serra presented in court a contract, signed in 2004, which not only never came into force, but it has several irregularities.”
Contursi claims Serra forged the effective dates of the contract in question, adding that “it’s unfortunate that the Court ordered this baseless embargo on Maidana’s purse without further review, thus badly damaging a popular idol just weeks before facing one of the most important world events in recent years for an Argentine athlete.”
Maidana’s legal advisor Dr. Carlos Alberto Pujol stated that Serra deceived the court into ordering the embargo probably for negotiations on a future settlement in exchange for the lifting of the measure. Pujol says this will not happen because the demand by Serra does not withstand the slightest scrutiny.
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Highly-touted junior welterweight prospect Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed put on another solid performance en route to a stoppage of Regino Canales of Bayamon, Puerto Rico Friday night on the Keystone Boxing Promotions card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. In his seventh career appearance at Rosecroft, the undefeated native of Waldorf, MD put together tough combinations throughout the contest, increasing his output in every round. Canales gamely tried to keep pace with Reed but Reed’s combinations were too sharp and too crisp. Reed landed crushing body shots that eventually forced ringside doctors to stop the contest after the fourth round. (more…)
Photos: S.C. Photography
Comebacking former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KOs) returns tonight against Mexican heavyweight Francisco Mireles (17-8, 5 KOs). The 42-year-old Briggs began his comeback 8 days ago with a first round KO over Maurenzo Smith in Tampa, Florida.
Shannon Briggs 252 vs. Francisco Mireles 286
Al Sands 198.4 vs. Keith Barr 196.2
(NABA USA cruiserweight title)
Jungle Boy Promotions (Zach Walters)
Venue: Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minnesota
Erica Anabella Farias 60,600 vs. Delfine Persoon 60,750
Hedi Slimani 60,800 vs. Affif Hamdani 60,300
Vacant WBC Mediterranean lightweight
The WBC has appointed Mr Bob Logist, Vice President of the WBC, as supervisor. The judges will be Ventsislav Nikolov from Bulgaria, Robert Verwijs from Holland and Robin Dolpierre from France. Third man in the ring is experienced Daniel Van de Wiele from Belgium.
For the WBC Mediterranean titlefight, WBC Vice President Mr Houcine Houichi and chairman of this committee will be the supervisor, while Ventsislav Nikolov from Bulgaria, Robert Verwijs from Holland and Olena Pobyvailo from Ukraine will be the judges. Robin Dolpierre from France will handle the fight within the 4 ropes. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime
Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, local welterweight sensation “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) captured the vacant WBC Interim Fecarbox lightweight championship, by dropping formerly undefeated Cuban knockout artist Alexei “Hurricane” Collado once on his way to a well-deserved ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 96-94,96-93, 96-93. In the co-feature of the eight bout card promoted by Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Promotions, former 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Felix Diaz (15-0, 8 KOs) squeezed out a razor thin split decision victory over Emmanuel “Bukom Jah” Lartei Lartey (15-2-1, 7 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC junior welterweight championship. In another special attraction, rising Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez Jr.(14-0, 10 KOs), made quick work of formerly undefeated welterweight prospect Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez Jr.(11-1, 1KO), dropping him three times on his way to an impressive stoppage at 2:49 of the opening round. The card was televised nationally by Showtime. (more…)
By Sam Geraci
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images
In the main event of the evening, one of Chicago’s most popular fighters of the past decade, Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 21 KOs), made his return to the Chicago boxing scene by scoring a TKO at 2:15 of the sixth against Troy “TNT” Lowry (28-14, 17 KOs) of St. Paul MN, in a super middleweight bout at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. George pounded Lowry to the head and body throughout before scoring the TKO after dropping Lowry with a left hook upstairs George scored his first knockdown with a right to the body in round four. (more…)
Dennis Hobson Promotions has a announced a press conference for “a huge North East summer world title fight.” The cat is already out of the bag, however, that the announcement will be Hobson-promoted IBF bantamweight champion Stuey Hall against British rival Paul Butler on the June 7th in Newcastle. Butler confirmed the fight via Twitter.
— Paul Butler (@1PaulButler) April 19, 2014
By Karl Freitag
49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is -200 favorite to win his unification bout with WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov tonight at the DC Armory in Washington DC. Shumenov backers can get +175 on average. On the undercard, IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter and WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin are both expected to retain their belts.
Like Hopkins, Porter is a -200 to keep his title against former champ Paul Malignaggi, who is at +175. Quillin, on the other hand, is as high as -3300 to successfully defend against Lukas Konecny, who is anywhere from +750 to +1100. It pays to shop around. Also Quillin is running about -225 to win by early stoppage against Konecny, who has never been stopped in his whole career (most of which was at jr. middleweight).
By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photo: Vlad Hrunov
Panamanian WBA cruiserweight champion (in recess) Guillermo Jones and his boxing team has arrived in Moscow, Russia to for his rematch against WBA cruiserweight regular champion Dennis Lebedev on Friday at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia.
Jones arrived with his famous Hall of Fame promoter Don King, escorted by local promoter Vladimir Hrunov. Jones-Lebedev I was arguably the fight of the year in 2013.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Ricky Thornberry
Australia-based Samoan-born heavyweight Alex “Lion Heart” Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) departed Brisbane Airport on Saturday traveling on Emirates 9pm flight bound for Germany where he will challenge unified WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) at Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany on April 26. Leapai was greeted by several hundred well wishers at the airport where Polynesian dancers and singers sang traditional Samoan songs. Leapai vowed to bring the world heavyweight title back to Australia.
Award winning sports writer Grantlee Kieza, who is traveling with Team Leapai, said “Alex Leapai is in the best fight condition of his career and is supremely confident that he will be the fourth man to defeat Klitschko. Leapai’s training team have studied recent fights and also the losses the champion has suffered and can see faults in his style which they are confident will see Leapai become the new world champion on April 26.”
By Sam Geraci at ringside
Chicago favorite son Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 21 KOs) made a successful return to the Windy City boxing scene by earning a TKO at 2:15 of the sixth round against Troy Lowry (28-14, 17 KOs) of St. Paul, MN, in a super middleweight bout at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Lowry was dropped with a thudding left hook to the head in the last minute of the sixth round. Lowry indicated to his corner that he did not want to continue so referee Kurt Spivey stopped the action.
In an eight round heavyweight bout, Andrey Fedosov (25-3, 19 KOs) of Shuya, Russia, rebounded from his June 2013 TKO loss to Bryant Jennings by scoring a second round knockout at 2:24 with a left hook to the body of a game but 242 pound Maurice “Mo Bettah” Harris (26-9-2, 11 KOs) of East Orange, NJ. Fedosov scored his first knockdown with an overhand right in the second.
In a six-round super middleweight clash that was much closer than some of the cards reflected, Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (14-0, 10 KOs) of Chicago, IL, muscled-out a unanimous decision against the crafty Lester “El Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-13-4, 6 KOs) of San Diego, CA. Jimenez scored a knockdown in the fourth with a right. Scores were 58-55, 58-54 and 57-56.
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime
Local lightweight favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) won a stunning ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten KO artist Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, located outside of Pittsburgh. Salka, coming off a very controversial majority decision loss to Canelo’s brother Ricardo Alvarez, hurt Collado to the body in round three, then staggered and dropped him. Collado was also cut over the left eye adding to his problems. Salka continued to outwork Collado as the bout progressed and his size advantage was noticeable. Scores were 96-94, 96-93, 96-93. Collado entered the bout rated WBA #13 at featherweight.
Undefeated southpaw and Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (15-0, 8 KOs) won a mostly uneventful split decision over Emmanuel Lartey (15-2-1, 7 KOs) in a welterweight eight-rounder. Diaz was rocked in round three, but won by scores of 77-75, 77-75 on two cards. The third card was 77-75 Lartey.
In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, local favorite Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez, Jr. (14-0, 10 KOs) quickly domesticated Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr. (11-1, 5 KOs). After three first round knockdowns, the bout was waved off. Time was 2:49. (more…)
2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a first round KO over Raymond Charles (12-3-2, 5 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout on Friday night in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Spence dropped Charles twice in round one and the bout was waved off at 2:52.
In the main event, welterweight Alan Sanchez (13-3-1, 7 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-6-2, 15 KOs). The bout was waved off after Sanchez dropped Silva face first with a right hand. Time was :42.
Also, in a non-televised bout, bantamweight Sergio Perales (24-2, 16 KOs) scored a come-from-behind tenth round TKO over local fan favorite and two-time world title challenger Raul Martinez (30-4, 18 KOs). Martinez had earlier dropped Perales twice, but faded and was floored himself in the final stanza. (more…)
By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman
The Boxcino 2014 middleweight semifinals were held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on ESPN2’s presentation of Friday Night Fights. The middleweight winners were Brandon Adams and Willie Monroe Jr., who earned eight round decisions and will now now face off in the finals along with the last two lightweight Boxcino contenders on Friday, May 23, also at The Turning Stone in Verona, NY. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
In a nationally televised promotion, IBF#11 super flyweight Rusalee Samor (23-5-2, 10 KOs) was impressive as he clearly outscored Espinos Sabu (11-1-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds to retain the IBF Asian 115 pound title at the Wat Triatanakorn, Chaiya, Surat, Thani, Thailand on Friday. Samor controlled the action in most of the rounds to be awarded the decision on all cards by scores 115-112, 115-112, 115-112.
On undercard, Thailand based Japanese welterweight Takamori Akita (9-4-1, 6 KOs) stopped Muhammad Imam(9-4,3 KOs) in round one of scheduled twelve to capture the vacant IBF Asian title.
Former world rated 130 pounder Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-5-1, 22 KOs) outscored Rivo Renkung (32-19-5,12 KOs) over eight rounds. Sakkreerin suffered losses to Rances Barthélemy and Masao Nakamura in 2013 but was impressive in clearly outpointing
Indonesian Renkung. (more…)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced today that Robert Bennett has been appointed to the position of Executive Director. Bennett, who was one of three finalists, received a unanimous vote from the five-member Commission at a meeting this afternoon.
“As a Commission, we believe that Robert will continue to ensure and protect the integrity of unarmed combat in the State of Nevada,” said Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar. “He appreciates and respects the sanctity of professional fighting and will be an asset to the Commission.” (more…)
All Star Boxing, Inc and its President Tuto Zabala, Jr. is working on putting together a clash between WBO Intercontinental bantamweight champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez and WBO Latin champion Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado to be held on Friday, May 24 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Hernandez of Mexico City has a record of 27-10-2, 15 KOs, and is also the Mexican national champion. He recently surprised many experts when he stopped #5 WBO Marvin Mabait in 5 rounds on March 28 at the Foro Polanco. Tostado on the other hand has a record of 13-1, 6 KOs and won the Latino belt when he beat Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal of Puerto Rico by decision on March 21 in Tampa, both fights where part of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series.
“This is a great match up between two WBO regional champions unifying their belts,” said Zabala. “We are working on final details to formally make an announcement.”
UFC on FOX 11, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne and the bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche, airs live on FOX from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FOX Sports 1 for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and three early prelim bouts will be available on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30pm ET / 12:30 pm PT.
Travis Browne (245.5) VS Fabricio Werdum (232.5)
FOX MAIN CARD
Liz Carmouche (135) VS Miesha Tate (135.5)
Edson Barboza (156) VS Donald Cerrone (155.5)
Yoel Romero (185.5) VS Brad Tavares (185)
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.5) VS Rafael dos Anjos (155.5)
Seth Baczynski (170.5) VS Thiago Alves (170.5)
Pat Healy (156) VS Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Estevan Payan (146) VS Alex White (146)
Caio Magalhaes (185.5) VS Luke Zachrich (185.5)
Hernani Perpetuo (170.5) VS Jordan Mein (170.5)
UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Ray Borg (125.5) vs Dustin Ortiz (125.5)
Chas Skelly (145) vs. Mirsad Bektic (146)
Jack May (252.5) VS Derrick Lewis (256)
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Coming up next: FOX UFC Saturday: Werdum vs. Browne is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, April 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more info
By Gary Digital Williams at the scale
Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime
Bernard Hopkins 172.4 vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4
(IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles)
Shawn Porter 146.8 vs. Paulie Malignaggi 146.2
(IBF welterweight title)
Peter Quillin 159.8 vs. Lukas Konecny 158.25
(WBO middleweight title)
Sadam Ali 146.25 vs. Michael Clark 144
(Vacant NABO Welterweight title)
Zachary Ochoa 139.5 vs. Hector Marengo 140.25
Marcus Browne 174 vs. Otis Griffin 176
D’Mitrius Ballard 168 vs. Quincy Miner 165
Dominic Wade 163 vs. Marcus Upshaw 157
David Grayton 148 vs. Howard Reece 149
Chris Alexander 135 vs. Jose Valderrama 139
Lamont Roach, Jr. 134 vs. Victor Galindo 143
Venue: DC Armory in Washington DC
Promoter: Golden Boy
By Sam Geraci
Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images
Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-4-2, 21 KOs) looks to rebound from his 2013 TKO loss to Caleb Truax tonight when he takes on Troy Lowry (28-13, 17 KOs) in a six round super middleweight tune-up in “Fight Night” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. Since 2012, George has gone 2-3-1 against top opposition with a combined record of 132-26-4. Now, at 29 and with a new promoter behind him, George is looking to get back into the win column and to reclaim what he calls his “swag.” In the following interview, George discusses his comeback, his new trainer and his new promoter, the Lowry matchup, Fonfara-Stevenson, Kovalev-Agnew, Chicago’s boxing comeback and much more. (more…)
A 10-fight boxing card is set to kick off San Antonio’s annual Fiesta Celebration in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome tonight. In the Golden Boy Live! main event, which will airs on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Alan Sanchez (12-3-1, 6 KOs) will square off against Mexican warrior Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-5-2, 15 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout. Plus, 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (11-0, 9 KOs) of Dallas will be back in his home state of Texas for the co-main event, a 10-round junior middleweight bout against Raymond Charles (12-2-2, 5 KOs). Opening the telecast will be Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (7-0, 6 KOs) facing Puerto Rico’s Antonio Sanchez (5-3, 3 KOs) in a six round junior welterweight bout.
Featured in key undercard bouts will be Texans Joseph Rodriguez Jr. and Javier Rodriguez, Australia’s Steve Lovett, Mexico’s Miguel Flores and Georgia’s Justin DeLoach, plus a bout that might steal the show in the an all-Texas showdown between Raul Martinez and Sergio Perales.
Undefeated light heavyweight Jeff Page Jr of Andover, Kansas looks to keep his “O” intact when he faces veteran Jose Spearman of Indianapolis, Indiana tonight at the Beech Activity Center in Wichita, Kansas. Page (12-0, 7 KOs), will possibly be pitted across the ring from his toughest test to date in Spearman (29-18-5, 12 KOs). The two will square off for the UBF All-Americas and Kansas state light heavyweight titles. The co main event features two undefeated prospects in a welterweight contest as Jon Bullock (3-0, 1 KO) will battle Manny Brown (3-0, 2 KOs).
Jeff Page Jr 173 vs. Jose Spearman 175
(UBF All-Americas light heavyweight title)
(Kansas State light heavyweight title)
Jon Bullock 147 vs. Emmanuel brown 144
Cooper Sanders 220 vs. Robert Perry 202
Evan Woolsey 143 vs. Marvell Fight 146
Robbie Seyam 148 vs. Ben Zelfer 149
Lorenzo Selectmon 194 vs. Bradley Johnson 188
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