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ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) returns to Foxwoods' Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, ...

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Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

By Hesiquio Balderas Patrick Teixeira is not your typical fighter, he's not your typical boxer either. His style is a rare combination that ...

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Terence “Bud” Crawford mulls over options at 140

Terence Bud Crawford mulls over options at 140

By Bill Green Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Omaha, Nebraska's world lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) is planning his next move.... only ...

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Vargas, Reyes triumph in Ixtapa, Mexico

Vargas, Reyes triumph in Ixtapa, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Promociones del Pueblo Unbeaten WBC #4 rated super bantamweight Rey Vargas (23-0, 20 KOs) scored a second round KO ...

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Rios destroys Alvarado in three

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Boxing News

Mares, Ortiz added to Khan-Alexander undercard

Golden Boy has announced details of their December 13 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan will take on former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” while undefeated interim WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman will defend against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu. Rounding out the three-fight Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will be WBO junior middleweight world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade against undefeated Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo.

Featured on the undercard will be two separate 10-round bouts featuring former three-time, three-division world champion Abner Mares and former welterweight world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz. Mares, who will fight in a featherweight bout against an opponent to be determined, will look to build on his recent victory over Jonathan Oquendo. Ortiz is looking to make a comeback statement in a welterweight bout against an opponent to be named.



October 31st, 2014



Boxing News

Asis stops Sampaio in two

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based Filipino 130-pounder Jack “Assassin” Asis (32-18-5, 17 KOs) stopped Brazilian, Isaias Santos Sampaio (19-9, 19 KOs) in round two of the scheduled ten round main event to capture the WBA regional title at Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, a Australia on Friday.

In other action 140 pound Kris George (7-0, 5 KOs) outscored Filipino, Amor Tino (14-20-4, 4 KOs) over ten rounds. Tino was dropped twice in round one and again in round six. The original scheduled opponent Brazilian Fernando Ferreira da Silva (32-4-1, 24 KOs) was ruled medically unfit after he was injured on the day of the fight falling down a staircase. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Malik Scott defeats Alex Leapai

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Heavyweight Malik Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous points decision over former heavyweight title challenger Alex Leapai (30-6-3, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in Crestmead, Queensland, Australia. Leapai, returning to action following his unsuccessful heavyweight title attempt against Wladimir Klitschko, looked all night to try to end the fight with a haymaker. The speedier Scott, however, outboxed and outworked the crowd favorite to get the win by scores of 99-91, 100-90, 98-92.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Kameda vs Hernandez: it’s personal in Chicago

By Przemek Garczarczyk

If pre-fight and press conference talk between WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19 KO) and Alejando Hernandez (28-10, 15 KO) is any indication, fans in Chicago and around the world will see a great fight on Saturday night. “There’s only one real Mexican fighter in this bout … me,” said Hernandez during Thursday presser. “November 1 you will see me eat up this clown,” responded the Japanese fighter nicknamed ‘El Mexicanito’ in perfect Spanish. Kameda-Hernandez will be a part of a Showtime Special Edition triple header this Saturday, in Chicago.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Pro tourney planned in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Promociones del Istmo has plans in the works for a Jose Sulaiman Memorial Cup professional boxing tournament. The event will consist of 32 boxers divided into eight groups and will see action in the bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions. Local prospects like Ricardo Nunez, Eric Walters, Cesar Rivas, Manuel Vides, and Juan Huertas will be participating. The elimination-style tournament will be held on four different dates, two in January, one in March and the finals in May.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

John David Jackson: Kovalev not robotic like Hopkins

John David Jackson, trainer of WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, likes his man’s chances against WBA/IBF king Bernard Hopkins on November 8 in Atlantic City.

“I feel he is definitely mentally ready and focused for this fight. I believe having the baby gives him a lot of extra motivation,” said Jackson. “Everything is shaping up real nice. I want him to hit Hopkins everywhere, his shoulder, his arms, body shots. Sergey is more athletic. He has power in both hands. He’s not robotic like Hopkins is. Sergey cuts the ring off. Bernard can’t match him power for power. Sergey won’t be bothered by bothered by Bernard’s talk stuff. He won’t let that get to him. He will block it out. He is that ready.

“Sergey will take advantage of his punching power.” Don’t forget, Sergey is a smart boxer. He’s going to hurt Bernard to the body. He (Sergey) can think in the ring. I let him be comfortable with what he can do. He has good defense which is going to catch Bernard off guard.”



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

By David Finger
Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO

The third and final day of the 27th annual WBO Convention kicked off yesterday morning, and as anticipated, the open forum of the championship and ratings committees was not without fireworks. The day began with a short video presentation of the charitable work done by both the WBO and numerous WBO champions to promote the WBO “Kids Drug Free” program.

The second order of business came when Vice President John Duggan proposed a resolution that clarified that the position of “vice president of the China Zone” is now vacant and that the China commission is not to use any trademarks or logos. The resolution would also transfer this over to the Asia Pacific region. The resolution would be passed unanimously.

There then followed a brief discussion of the 2015 budget and a proposed amendment to the budget, which passed as well. Following this budget discussion, Joe Cortez briefly spoke of the role of instant replay in Nevada. “Instant replay in Nevada has been in play for two years,” Cortez said, “but it hasn’t been used.” Cortez noted that in Nevada only a referee has the discretion to overturn his or her decision, before adding that the “door was open” to any adjustments that needed to be made in regards to the rule as it stands in Nevada.

From there WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri spoke of the importance of being a role model as a champion. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

UFC

Fab Five: Werdum’s Defining Moments

On November 15, number one contender Fabricio Werdum faces Mark Hunt for the interim UFC heavyweight title in Mexico City. Yet despite Werdum’s current success, his road to UFC 180 has been a long and winding one. Read on for a look at his five defining moments. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Haiti card announced for next week

By Robert Coster

Promotor/manager Jacques Deschamps held a press conference in Petionville, Haiti, along with his associates, to announce the return of boxing to Haiti on November 8th at the Karibe Convention Center. Two WBA Fedelatin titles will be at stake as local boy Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (23-1, 16 KOs) will clash with former lightweight contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs) of Nicaragua. It will be a daunting task for Pierre who developed his career in Panama. The other diadem will pit Haitian-American light heavyweight Azea Augustama (17-2, 9 KOs) against hard-punching Dominican Champion Andy Perez (19-1, 18 KOs). Included in the card will be former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico against Carlos Melo of Panama and former female world champion Alicia Ashley of Jamaica crossing gloves against Dominican Grecia Nova. Present at the venue will be WBA Featherweight Champion Nicholas Walters who will be bringing his support to his manager Jacques Deschamps.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Martin Murray says he’ll stop Gennady Golovkin in his tracks. More

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Former Fresno promoter Pete Rokas makes it to state boxing hall of fame. More

Mike Tyson claims he bought drugs with Robin Williams. More



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

The luxurious “W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel” was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of The Homecoming, this Saturdays huge, Showtime televised triple-header taking place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The thirteen bout card, presented by Warriors Boxing, features the return of local favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, who, in his last outing, knocked down and took the full measure of Adonis Stevenson in a riveting, albeit losing battle, for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight championship. On Saturday, Fonfara (25-3, 15 KO’s), meets the relatively unknown Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KO’s), who hails from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but is currently based out of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France in the 10 round light heavyweight main event.

In the televised co-feature, WBO Bantamweight Champion, Japan’s Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KO’s), makes the third defense of his title against the durable Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KO’s) of Mexico City in a scheduled 12 rounder.

The opening bout on Showtime’s telecast will see the explosive Javier Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KO’s) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, taking on Abner Cotto (18-2, 8 KO’s) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a 10 round super featherweight bout. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri’s USA training camp winding down; WBO 140lb champ heading to Macao next week

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will make his final U.S. appearance at a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday before heading off to The Venetian Macao to challenge reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Algieri, who spent the first four weeks of training camp in New York, moved his base of operations to Las Vegas enduring intensive training and conditioning for the remaining six weeks in preparation for his battle against Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion.

Joining Algieri at the press conference will be WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas and his new trainer, former four-division world champion Roy Jones, Jr., China’s most iconic athlete, undefeated top-five flyweight contender and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. Lomachenko and Vargas will be defending their titles while Zou fights in a world title elimination bout on the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship pay-per-view portion of the undercard.



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event, welterweight Danny O’Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) in round four on Thursday night at the Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the first round, Farmer came out strong however O’Connor dominated in the rest of the fight. O’Connor dropped Farmer in round two. In round four he floored Farmer again with a body shot, prompting the referee to stop the fight. The time was 2:33.

In the co-feature, junior welterweight Sharif Bogere (26-1, 18 KOs) knocked out Fernando Garcia (28-4-2, 18 KOs). Garcia was dropped in round two and was knocked out by Bogere with a right hook in round five. The time was 2:10.

Unbeaten middleweight Mark DeLuca (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a TKO victory over Ryan Davis (24-15-3, 9 KOs) at the end of round four. DeLuca dominated and demonstrated his boxing skill in each round, knocking down Davis once in round one and twice in round three with devastating combinations. Davis’ corner threw in the towel at the end of round four.

Hot super middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Greg McCoy (3-4-1, 1 KO). Quigley finished McCoy with a left-right combination after just 2:39.

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October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight unification bout with Bernard The Alien Hopkins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

How do you study Hopkins?

I don’t study anybody. It is better to go to the gym to do some work for my shape or spend time to cook my breakfast or sleep in my bed. Why I need to spend the time?

Other than your power, what could be your strength against Hopkins?

I always have bullets in my arsenal. My hands are my weapon It’s my weapon in the ring. Hopkins think that I only have two bullets but I will bring some more. (more…)



October 30th, 2014

UFC

Henderson-Alvarez set for showdown in Boston

With the anticipation for the UFC’s January 18 event in Boston already heating up, the promotion announced Wednesday that the co-main event of the card headlined by Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver will see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on Eddie Alvarez in what promises to be an early Fight of the Year candidate. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico , undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico and Argentina’s Luis Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (36-1, 29 KOs), workout on Thursday for their upcoming all-action feature fights.

Ramirez and Valdez share a double-header card, Saturday, November 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio,Texas on HBO Latino. Ramirez takes on Fulgencio Zuniga while Valdez battles Alberto Garza.

In Atlantic City, Saturday, November 8, Abregu faces Brooklyn’s Sadam Ali at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on HBO World Championship Boxing. photos



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Bute-Bolonti/Pascal-George on U.S. PPV

Integrated Sports announced today that it will present the “Bute vs. Bolonti” twinbill on pay-per-view to United States boxing fans on December 6 from the historic Bell Centre in Montreal. Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian “Le Tombeaur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs), currently the World Boxing Council (WBC) #5 world rated light heavyweight, headlines against former world title challenger Roberto “La Bestia” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs). In the co-feature, former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will risk his world #1 ranking against Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 22 KOs). The card will be available via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested price of $24.95.



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Kameda-Hernandez Faceoff

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim WBO Bantamweight Champ Alejandro Hernandez face off at today’s press conference in Chicago.



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Two months shy of his 50th birthday, Bernard Hopkins attempts to unify again

With a win on Saturday, November 8 against WBO Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) would be just one belt away from becoming the first fighter in boxing history to hold all four major alphabet titles simultaneously in two different weight divisions. He’s already the first man to hold all four major alphabet belts in any weight class.

When the 49-year old unified light heavyweight champion puts his titles on the line against the 31-year old knockout artist Kovalev, he will be looking to raise the standard yet again. (more…)



October 30th, 2014

UFC

Anderson Silva and Shogun Rua to Coach TUF Brazil 4

Two of the greatest Brazilian fighters of all time will lead the search for the next generation of Brazilian mixed martial artists, as the UFC® and Globo announce that Anderson Silva and “Shogun” Rua will coach the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil.a . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick
Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, of Puerto Rican heritage, Gabriel Rosado at Brooklyn’s boxing hot spot, the Barclays Center. The show will be telecast on HBO After Dark, and is promoted by Golden Boy.

Way back in the fifties and sixties boxing had a raw aspect to it. Fighters fought often and hard. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was exciting. Warriors such as Joey Giardello, Ralph “Tiger” Jones, Chico Vegar, Ted Wright, Denny Moyer, and others filled the TV screens with the kind of action that kept the fans returning week after week. This fight has the same appeal. Heavy handed Lemieux will have a guy in front of him who never learned the meaning of the word quit; Rosado survived seven brutal rounds with the feared Gennady Golovkin, finally being stopped because of two damaged eyes and after being hammered by an attacking champion.

On Wednesday, October 29, the kick off press conference was held at the venue to announce the show which will include two co-featured fights, Hugo Centeno Jr. (21-0, 11KOs) vs James De La Rosa, (23-2, 13 KOs), and Thomas Dulorma, (21-1, KOs),facing Hank Lundy, (25-3-1, 12 KOs), making it a triple header with a strong undercard that includes prospects, Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez, (16-1, 10 KOs), and Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa, (8-0, 4 KOs). (more…)



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

By David Finger
Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO

The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked off yesterday morning with a much anticipated discussion on proffering recommendations to U.S. Senators John McCain and Harry Reid recommending several amendments to the Muhammad Ali Act, originally passed by Congress in 1996.

However, a special visit from former WBO champion Marco Antonio Barrera, prompted a short delay in the days activity to allow WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel to celebrate the arrival of the Hall of Fame champion.The visibly warm relationship between Valcarcel and Barrera was highlighted as Barrera called the WBO his “family” before Valcarcel called Barrera the star of “the golden age of Mexico boxing.””Marco became an example of great champion,” Valcarcel said, “A Very intelligent family man, clean man. Honest. We would be proud to tell any child this is a model for you.” (more…)



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Macklin: Heiland victory could lead me to Cotto

Matthew Macklin believes he could challenge WBC Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto next if he can see off Jorge Sebastian Heiland at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15. Macklin meets WBC International champion Heiland in an eliminator for Cotto’s crown as big time boxing returns to Ireland’s capital, with the winner gunning for Cotto who ripped the title from Sergio Martinez. The Irishman is focused on the dangerous Argentine he faces in Dublin, but admits that the carrot of challenging Cotto has him dreaming of a return to the Big Apple or even an outdoor spectacular in Dublin.

“Cotto is such a big draw in New York City at Madison Square Garden, but if you can do 60,000 people at Croke Park then the economics of the fight change,” said Macklin. “If the fight captures the imagination and sells out a stadium, you can bring anyone, anywhere. That’s the dream. Challenging Cotto in New York would be an incredible experience – to face someone of his stature there. But that’s a lot of wins to put together first.” (more…)



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight Promoter University coming to WBC Convention

The reason for people in the boxing business to attend the big 52nd WBC Convention December 14-20 in Las Vegas just got a lot better as the WBC announced that two sessions from the highly acclaimed Fight Promoter University founded by fight promoter Roy Englebrecht have been added to the convention schedule.

“I had a chance to visit with Mauricio Sulaiman at the Golovkin fight on October 18th and I brought up the idea of the WBC adding some additional workshops for convention attendees, workshops that would really address the issues that boxing promoters face each and every day and areas that we teach at Fight Promoter University,” said Englebrecht. “He really liked the idea so I will be teaching two workshops, one on ‘Creating A Blueprint For Your Fight Promotions Company’ and one on ‘Pricing and Selling Fight Tickets.'” (more…)



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim WBO Bantamweight Champ Alejandro Hernandez worked out for the media on Wednesday at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago as they reach the apex of preparation for Saturday’s SHOWTIME Boxing: Special Edition from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) and Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs) will square off in the 10-round light heavyweight main event while Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) will defend his belt against mandatory challenger Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature.

Kameda was joined in the gym by his two brothers, Koki and Daiki, who made history when all three recently held world titles at the same time. While Tomoki held the WBO Bantamweight Championship, Koki was the WBA Bantamweight Champion until he voluntarily relinquished the title in December in order to move down to flyweight. Daiki was the IBF Junior Bantamweight Champion until he lost by decision last December. Koki will fight on the non-televised undercard on Saturday. (more…)



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC champ Cuadras to defend belt Nov 13 in DC

By Gabriel F Cordero

Unbeaten WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (30-0-1, 24 KOs) will defend his title against Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro (37-13-5, 27 KOs, on the 25th anniversary of the “Fight Night” charity card to be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, on November 13.

Also scheduled that night is American female star Ava Knight (12-2-3, 5 KOs) against Cindy Amador (12-1-1, 1 KO) for the WBC International flyweight title.

Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC President, reported “the proceeds will go to education activities and health care to children who need it most in Washington. There will be events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, including visits to the Senate, to schools and children’s homes.”



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Tijuana fight card cancelled

Saturday’s card in Tijuana featuring former world champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas against Manuel Gonzalez was cancelled after Zanfer Promotions was informed on Wednesday that Gonzalez had to pull out due to an injury. With just three days before the fight, Zanfer found it impossible to line up a suitable substitute and it was decided to cancel the card. Director of Operations Guillermo Brito apologized to the fans for the cancellation of the card which was also to include a female mini-flyweight world title fight between Joselyn Arroyo and Maria Suarez. “We regret having this news, but unfortunately Manuel Gonzalez suffered an injury to his right hand and can not fight ‘Gusano’ Rojas,” said Brito.



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman: I will be back early in 2015

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman spoke to Fightnews.com and revealed that he has decided not to retire and will resume his career in February or March 2015 against a rated middleweight. Soliman injured his knee in round five of his IBF middleweight title defense against Jermain Taylor and has undergone rehabilitation. He now has a brace on his leg but is power walking and has been advised by his doctor he can degin sparring sessions in early December.

“The injury to my knee happened in round five and I was in control of the fight until that occurred, said Soliman. “Had I been losing the rounds before that injury I definitely would have contemplated retirement. I take nothing away from Jermaine Taylor. He has been an outstanding world champion and I respect what he has done in boxing. Jermain is five years younger than me but I still feel many years younger than what I am and I credit that to the clean life I have lived and my dedication to training. (more…)



October 30th, 2014

UFC

Rockhold-Bisping Feud Reaching Fever Pitch

Fight fans love a rivalry and the feud between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping is as real as it gets.

The grudge between the former Strikeforce middleweight champion and the brash Brit has been steadily growing over the past two years and they will finally set in to handle their business at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping on November 8. With post-fight callouts and interview sound bites, neither fighter has wasted an opportunity to speak their opinion of the other in the lead-up to their main event tilt in Sydney, Australia . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Ntsele, Nxoshe meet for vacant SA flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

Doctor Themba Ntsele from Bloemfontein and Thembelani Nxoshe 12-5-1, 3 KOs from Mdantsane meet for the vacant South African flyweight title at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre near East London on Friday night. The title was relinquished by Makazole Tete earlier this month. Ntsele 17-6-1, 11 KOs is former SA flyweight champion having won the title in July 2011 and after making three defenses he lost it to Lwandile Sityatha in December 2012. On the same card former South African junior welterweight champion Mzolisi Yoyo 21-6; 16 meets Mlamli Madikane who has a reported record of 5-4-2; 1 in a welterweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.



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