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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Boxing News

Butler, Hyppolite win in Montreal

The middleweight clash between David Lemieux and James de la Rosa was scrapped, but the the show went on as scheduled on Saturday night at the Casino de Montreal.

In the new main event, undefeated super welterweight Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (15-0-1, 12 KOs) battered and stopped previously unbeaten Sladjan “The Tiger” Janjanin (13-1, 11 KOs) in round three to claim the vacant IBF Youth title. After two knockdowns in round two, the bout was waved off by the referee to protect Janjanin from receiving further abuse. Time was 2:13.

In the co-feature, super middleweight upset artist Darnell “Deezol” Boone (23-23, 12 KOs) nearly surprised local favorite Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite (20-1, 13 KOs). Boone dropped Hyppolite in both rounds five and six and had him in lots of trouble, but Boone then ran out of gas. Hyppolite won by scores of 95-93, 96-93, 95-93.



March 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Ramos dominates Perez, wins technical decision

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated lightweight Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (22-0, 5 KOs) of Austin, Texas, won an eight round technical decision over veteran Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (35-14, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Burbank Marriott Events Center in Burbank, California. After to a slow start, Ramos used the jab while Perez attempted to work his way in. Measuring with the jab in round two, Ramos dropped Perez with a counter left hook in round two. Ramos stuck to the jab and fired away one-two combinations in round three as Perez kept coming. In round four, a clash of heads caused a cut over Ramos’ right eye. The doctor took a look at Ramos’ cut and let him continue. Halfway through in the sixth round, Ramos connected with a huge right to start the round. He continued to outbox Perez with blood flowing from the cut. In round eight, referee Raul Caiz took Ramos to the corner and the ring doctor determined Ramos couldn’t continue. The bout went to the scorecards where all three judges scored the bout 80-71. (more…)



March 12th, 2016


Boxing News

Legendary Cleto Reyes opens boxing gym in San Diego

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

The legendary boxing glove company Cleto Reyes presented an entertaining and well-received event on Saturday morning, March 12th, just south of San Diego, California, where they inaugurated their brand new gym “KO World”. Raffles, sparring exhibitions and contests where presented as part of the festivities with a number of former champions in attendance to celebrate with the iconic company which celebrates its seventieth year in providing the boxing world with their knockout gloves.

Before the likes of world champions Jackie Nava, Israel Vazquez, Victor Burgos, Kenia Enriquez, Manuel “Mantecas” Medina and Daniel Ponce De Leon as well as Alfonso Gomez were introduced, a special ten-count was performed for the recent passing of long-time WBA president Gilberto Mendoza. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Photos: Manny Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles

Photo: Tristan Bellisimo Williams/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao was mobbed by his adoring fans upon arrival at LAX Saturday evening. Pacman will be training at the famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood for his bout with Timothy Bradley on April 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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March 12th, 2016


Boxing News

WBA #10 lightweight Brandon Ogilivie victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Warren Suen

WBA #10 Brandon “Brilliant” Ogilivie (15-1, 7 KOs) outscored Darragh Foley (8-2, 6 KOs) over ten rounds of a scrappy fight to retain the WBA Oceania lightweight crown at the Netball Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday Southpaw Foley was dropped in round one from a solid right hand. Referee Gary Dean, deducted two points from the English-born Foley for infringements. Scores: John Gauchi 96-92, Ray Wheatley 98-89, Justin Kennedy 98-96.

Welterweight prospect, Jack “The Ripper” Brubaker (10-1, 5 KOs) stopped Paddy Murphy (11-2-2, 5 KOs) in round six of a scheduled ten round OPBF title bout. Irish-born Murphy was on the canvas in rounds three and five. In round six, referee John Cauchi called it off. Brubaker is a former world WBC Youth champion. Doctor Nasser Cruz from the Games and Amusement Board of the Philippines, presented the championship belt. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Hassan N’Dam victorious in Paris

Former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (32-2, 18 KOs) outpointed journeyman Patrick Mendy (16-10-1, 1 KO) over eight rounds on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Paris, France. Scores were 80-71, 79-72, 79-72.

EBU super welterweight champion Cedric Vitu (44-2, 18 KOs) retained his title with a fourth round TKO over Ruben Varon (43-9, 20 KOs).

EBU light heavyweight champion Igor Mikhalkin (17-1, 9 KOs) won an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision over Patrick Bois (14-5-1, 3 KOs).

Lightweight contender Yvan Mendy (34-4-1, 16 KOs) stopped Samir Kasmi (19-12-1, 5 KOs) in round nine.



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

LIVE FEED: Manny Pacquiao LAX Arrival



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer beats Gutknecht again to retain WBA light heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag

In his 50th pro fight, WBA regular light Heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Eduard Gutknecht (29-4-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Southpaw Braehmer, who previously defeated Gutknecht on points three years ago, had a distinct power edge in the fight and landed the more effective blows. Gutknecht either threw punches in bunches trying to keep Braehmer from getting off or tried to fight in close quarters. When Braehmer had his distance, he cracked Gutknecht with punishing straight lefts. Gutknecht was deducted a point in round ten by referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. Scores were 116-111, 116-111, 118-110.



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Flanagan shuts down Mathews, retains WBO lightweight title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (30-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over domestic rival Derry Mathews (38-10-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Both fighters had their moments, but Flanagan boxed well enough to avoid the exchanges hometown hero Mathews wanted. Flanagan was deducted a point for an elbow in round eight, but dominated the fight after that. Scores were 117-110, 115-112, 117-110. Flanagan had previously outpointed Mathews in a three-round Prizefighter tournament fight.

Former bantamweight world champion Zolani Tete (23-3, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Jose Santos Gonzalez (22-4, 12 KOs). Tete dropped Gonzalez in round seven, then got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:37.

Former world bantamweight champion Paul Butler (21-1, 12 KOs) stopped Sebastian Sanchez (12-2, 9 KOs) with a body shot in round seven of a super flyweight bout. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Haye looking to lure WBA champ Browne to London

Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has tonight confirmed via his Facebook page that he is negotiating with current WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne, regarding a possible title shot at The O2 Arena in London on May 21st.

“I do have an opponent, but I am holding off a few days to try and secure Lucas Browne,” said Haye. “It seems after speaking to Team Hatton that the possibility of Lucas Browne being available to fight on May’s Haye Day show against myself is a possibility. That possibility comes down to a few things and top of that list is money. Next week I will be getting some numbers from terrestrial television stations, hopefully those numbers will be attractive enough to lure Brown back to the UK, to allow me to challenge for his WBA Championship, my old WBA Championship. So I am really excited about it. Nothing is done until it is done. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Browne responds to call-outs

WBA regular heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has fired back at rivals he says are looking to gain publicity off the back of his stunning world title victory over Ruslan Chagaev. “I’ve hardly slept a wink since winning the title as my media commitments have been nothing short of incredible. It’s beginning to sink in that I’ve created Aussie sporting history and I’m still buzzing,” Lucas said. “I’ve been reading all the call outs but it’s simple, I’m the WBA heavyweight champion of the world and I’m involved in the WBA tournament. My next fight will be Fres Oquendo. Let’s hope it is in Australia! I’ll leave all that to my manager Matt Clark and promoter Ricky Hatton.

“Everyone else needs to concentrate on earning a shot like I did. I had to travel all around the world to get an opportunity to make history and these ‘boxers’ think they can jump the queue by throwing out insults.” (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten super welters collide tonight in new Montreal headliner

The middleweight clash between David Lemieux and James de la Rosa was scrapped, but the rest of the card at the Casino de Montreal will continue as scheduled with Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (14-0-1, 11 KOs) taking on Sladjan “The Tiger” Janjanin (13-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant IBF Youth super welterweight title in the new ten round main event. In the co-feature, super middleweight Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite (19-1, 13 KOs) faces Darnell “Deezol” Boone (23-22, 12 KOs). Both bouts will be broadcast live in the U.S. by FOX Deportes.



March 12th, 2016

UFC

Jon Jones excited to be back to work

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles catches up with former UFC champion Jon Jones about his return to the Octagon and his rivalry matchup with Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Francisco Gilberto Mendoza Remembered

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Bob Newman

After a nearly decade long battle with Cancer, WBA President Emeritus Gilberto Mendoza has passed away at age 74.

I first met then World Boxing Association President Francisco Gilberto Mendoza in 1998 at the association’s convention in Bangkok, Thailand. While the “meeting” consisted of a simple handshake and cursory introductions, Mendoza’s genuine warmth and bright smile instilled a sense of acceptance in me, as well as, it appeared, in everyone else he met. It was as if you were family.

“Engineer” Mendoza was a driven man, always seeking betterment for himself and his family, that drive carried over into his love for boxing. The Mendoza family moved from their native Venezuela to Toldeo, Ohio in the early eighties where Mendoza earned his Master’s degree. It was during that time, after several years of holding various offices within the World Boxing Association, Mendoza ascended to the presidency at the 1982 convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico during a hotly contested election. He would reign for the next thirty-three years, making innovative changes in the sport along the way. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

UFC

UFC reporter delivers on bet with Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz was quick to soundoff when he heard UFC reporter John Anik said he would get a “209” tattoo – the area code of Diaz’s hometown of Stocktown, Ca. – if Diaz were to beat Conor McGregor at UFC 196 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Nishida upsets IBF #10 Shibata to win OPBF, Japanese 160lb belts

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Unheralded Japanese Hikaru Nishida (15-7-1, 7 KOs), 160, astoundingly captured the OPBF and Japanese national middleweight belts when he greatly stunned the spectators by upsetting IBF#10 defending champ, compatriot and grudge rival Akio Shibata (27-9-1, 13 KOs), 159.5, with an unexpectedly spectacular knockout at 1:28 of the third round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Shibata, making his sixth defense of the OPBF belt, had once defeated Nishida on points with both belts at stake in July 2014, and was a prohibitive favorite thanks to his better credentials. It was Nishida, however, that took the leadoff as he dropped the champ with a vicious left hook and sent him sprawling to the deck again in round two. Shibata, six years his senior at 34, had a very narrow escape, withstanding the challenger’s furious attack for a minute after the second visit to the canvas.

Strongly encouraged by his stablemate and WBA 130-pound super champ Takashi Uchiyama during the recess, Shibata attempted to fight back in the fatal third, when he absorbed a wicked left hook of Nishida to sink for the full count. Shibata, a fleet-footed footworker, had suffered only a setback at the hand of Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in his pro debut in August 2013 since his defeat by Charlie Ota in 2010, and recently boasted of his stable reign by scoring four TKO victories in a row. Who had expected Nishida’s coronation in such a splendid fashion?

Promoter: Yokohama Hikari Promotions.



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Ruiz decisions Montes de Oca

Photos: All Star Boxing

WBO Latin junior lightweight champion Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (16-2-1, 6 KOs) hammered out a clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (18-6, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. Ruiz floored Montes de Oca with a left uppercut at the end of round six en route to a 99-90, 99-90, 100-89 verdict.

The fight was the first of two consecutive weeks of “Mexican Civil Wars” airing on the popular TV Series Boxeo Telemundo, promoted by All Star Boxing. The final telecast of the spring season takes place Friday, March 18 when former WBO interim world champion and current super bantamweight contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) faces Isao Carranza (15-6-1, 9 KO’s) in ten round rematch.

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March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Ten Count for Joe DeGuardia Sr.

The DeGuardia family and Star Boxing would like to thank the boxing world and everyone else for their tremendous outpouring of support and kind words for a man who was truly special. Joseph DeGuardia SR., (AKA DioGuardi) a lifelong resident of the Bronx and resident of Morris Park for over 50 years, died on March 8, 2016. He was 86. (more…)



March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Burbank, CA

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Casey Ramos 132.8 vs. Jonathan Perez 133.6
Arnold Barboza Jr 142.4 vs. Max Bacerra: 141.6
Guy Robb 127.6 vs. Carlos Padilla 127.8
Miguel Marriaga 127.4 vs. Adones Aguelo 128
Joe Louie Lopez 164.6 vs. Liam Vaughan 162.2
Zach Wohlman 149.4 vs. Lionel Jimenez 149.6
Konstantin Kupyansky 155 vs. Cesar Hernandez 155
Miguel Alcantara 123 vs. Marco Alcaraz 123.6

Venue: Marriott Covention Center, Burbank, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Ten-Count for Gilberto Mendoza

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman


It’s with a heavy heart that the World Boxing Association regrets to announce the passing of its President Emeritus, Francisco Gilberto Mendoza, this evening in Caracas, Venezuela, after a long battle with cancer. At the 94th WBA Convention held in Panama last December, Sr. Mendoza resigned as WBA President, a position he held since 1982, due to poor health.

Always kind, always smiling, always ready to extend a helping hand to whomever supports our sport, the passing of Gilberto Mendoza is a sad time for us all. Please include the Mendoza and Alvarado families in your prayers during this difficult time.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Cuadras to defend WBC super flyweight belt

Unbeaten WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos “Príncipe“ Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs) defends his title against Filipino Richie “Magnum“ Mepranum (31-4-1, 8 KOs) on April 23 at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Cuadras will be making his sixth defense of the 115lb belt he has held since May 2014. Mepranum, rated #14 in the WBC rankings, has won four straight since an unsuccessful title shot against WBA/WBO flyweight king Juan Francisco Estrada.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

April 15 ShoBox card lands at Turning Stone

Boxing returns to the Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center on April 15 when WBC #13/WBO #14 bantamweight Nikolay Potapov (14-0, 6 KOs) takes on unbeaten Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs) in a ten round battle. The fight will televised on Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation. In televised eight round support bouts, unbeaten lightweight Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs) faces Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs), unbeaten cruiserweights Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KOs) and Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 3 KOs) risk their “Os”, and undefeated welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) meets Louis Cruz (11-1, 5 KOs).

The card is presented by Salita Promotions and AASHA Record Breakers. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster. Tickets are $60 for ringside seats, $35 and $25.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez focused on big challenge ahead

Oscar Valdez wants to be a world champion and he feels the need to prove that he’s worthy of the opportunity sooner rather than later. On April 9 at the MGM Grand of Las Vegas, he’ll face the kind of challenge that will take him a long way to that opportunity he so much wants. Valdez a two-time Mexican Olympian and the number one featherweight ranked by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), will take on former featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich on the Pay-Per-View card that is headlined by the third Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley encounter.

“Gradovich is a tough challenge for me, but I feel that I’m ready to face this kind of fighters and I’ll show it on April 9. I have the hunger to prove myself against the best and beating a former world champion like Gradovich will get me closer to the world title opportunity,” said Valdez. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

More on Lemieux Situation

By Dave Spencer

“The biggest disappointment is that we told his fans he would be fighting in Montreal,” David Lemieux’s manager told Fightnews whose comeback fight versus James De La Rosa was cancelled when the Montreal fighter tipped the scales at 165.6 pounds, well above the contracted 163. De La Rosa came in comfortably below, tipping the balance at 162.

The card will go ahead with local undefeated junior middleweight Steven Butler (14-0-1 11KO) taking on Sladjan Janjanin (13-0 11KO) for the IBF Youth title in front of a sold-out Olympia Theatre.

“One thing is for sure, this can never happen again,” said Estephan, “I won’t go into things publically what I’ll do with my team. One thing I know is that he is very disappointed. He tried everything to make the weight, I know that for a fact. What did he do wrong? I don’t know, we’ll have to find out so it doesn’t happen again. We will find a solution to the fans who bought tickets to see David.” (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Berchelt, Jupp make weight

Miguel Berchelt 129 vs. George Jupp 130
(WBO interim super featherweight title)

Junior Granados 116 vs. Aston Palicte 116 lbs
Eduardo Torres 135 vs. Carlos Jiménez 135
Miguel Herrera 113 vs. Hiram Gallardo 113
Víctor Méndez 119.5 vs. Denovan Salazar 119.5
José García 147 vs. Israel Villela 147
Angel Salomón 154 vs. Angel Ramírez 155
Eduardo Ramírez 126 vs. Bernardo Luit 126

Venue: Auditorio Zamná, Mérida, Yucatán
Promoter: Zanfer and Maxboxing
TV: Tv Azteca, Azteca América and Bein Sports



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Roach heading to Los Angeles

Boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach have broken camp in General Santos City in the Philippines and are heading to the U.S. On Monday, at Roach’s Hollywood-based Wild Card Boxing Club, they will begin phase two of training for their sole mission — demolishing two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) are 29 days away from their 12-round welterweight battle.

Team Pacquiao is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal Tomorrow! Saturday, March 12, at 5:40 p.m. PT via Philippine Airlines Flight 102.

“We had a strong camp in the Philippines and Manny, as usual, is way ahead of schedule in his conditioning, and very motivated,” said Roach. “The real business begins for us on Monday at Wild Card. We have great sparring waiting for Manny. I know that ESPN announcer [Teddy Atlas] who is coaching Bradley is a good story teller and likes acting. Let’s see how well they do when we go off script and hit them with a dose of reality TV. Playing ‘fireman’ isn’t going to protect them from the nuclear assault Manny will be launching.”



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Barrios-Martinez is new FS1 co-feature

An eight-round clash between undefeated super featherweight prospect Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs) and Mexico’s Erick Daniel Martinez (11-4-1, 5 KOs) serves as the new co-main event on Tuesday’s PBC FS1 telecast from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California. Barrios-Martinez replaces the previously announced matchup between Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Rafael Vazquez, which was cancelled. Televised coverage will begin with unbeaten Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko (7-0, 5 KOs) squaring off against Mike Guy (8-1-1, 4 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight affair. The main event features a ten round super lightweight showdown between Sergey Lipinets (8-0, 6 KOs) and Levan Ghvamichava (16-1-1, 12 KOs).



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Judah-Torres fight cancelled due to “eligibility concerns”

Saturday night’s “Knockout Night at the D,” boxing card to feature headliners Zab Judah vs. Josh Torres at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), has been cancelled.

Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and DLVEC, said, “Last night, I received multiple calls from the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding eligibility concerns. After our discussions, it became apparent the fight card could not move forward. Although I’m disappointed with the situation, I appreciate the phone calls and look forward to working with the Nevada Athletic Commission on future boxing events at the DLVEC.”

This is the third straight fight to fall through for the 38-year-old Judah. Last September, a fight with Hevinson Herrera was kayoed when Herrera suffered an injury during a weigh-in scuffle, then a November fight against Juan Carlos Salgado was scrubbed when Salgado suffered a late training injury.

All ticket purchases will be reimbursed. Credit card transactions will be automatically refunded and cash refunds will be issued at their point of purchase.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer, Gutknecht make weight

Juergen Braehmer 174.1 vs. Eduard Gutknecht 173
(WBA light heavyweight world title)

Venue: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Promoter: Team Sauerland
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Flanigan, Mathews make weight

Terry Flanagan 135 vs. Derry Mathews 134.4
(WBO world lightweight championship)

Paul Butler 130 vs. Sebastian Sanchez 128.3
Zolani Tete 130.6 vs. Jose Santos Gonzalez 132.25
Tommy Langford 159.4 vs. Lewis Taylor 159.1
Matty Askin 199.25 vs. Simon Barclay 200

Venue: Echo Arena. Liverpool, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



March 11th, 2016

UFC

Sterling says he’s ready to set division on fire

When Aljamain Sterling arrived to the UFC in early 2014, he did so with a game plan in mind. The Serra-Longo product knew it would take a few fights to earn him a top 10-ranked opponent, and that’s precisely what he received after earning back-to-back victories in his first two showings inside the Octagon. After the bout against Takeya Mizugaki was set, the 26-year-old Long Island native shifted to the next phase of his plan, and his attack on the next tier of the bantamweight division began . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Showtime announces blockbuster lineup of fights

Wilder-Povetkin, Martin-Joshua, Russell-Hyland, Pedraza-Smith, Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina, Provodnikov-Molina, Thurman-Porter. Cuellar-Mares, Santa Cruz-Frampton

SHOWTIME Sports on Friday announced seven live boxing telecasts over a 12-week span, a stacked lineup featuring nine world championship fights and 14 overall matches in boxing’s deepest and most exciting divisions. The full slate of programming is free to SHOWTIME subscribers, and the presentation on CBS is the first Prime Time boxing event on CBS television network in decades.

Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, also announced a summer blockbuster in the making. “This is an incredibly exciting time in boxing, a time for emerging stars to make their mark, and for established champions to break through to the next level,” Espinoza said. “This schedule features high level matchups with champions taking on the highest-rated contenders available, and top-ranked challengers facing one another. We are thrilled and grateful to the promoters and the fighters themselves who have worked with us these last few weeks to put together such an impressive lineup for SHOWTIME Boxing. It has to be one of the best we’ve ever assembled.

“We have seven live telecasts over a 12-week span that runs the gamut of our SHOWTIME boxing series. It includes nine world title fights, and that doesn’t count a great fight that’s just coming together today, as both Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton have now agreed to a championship matchup to be scheduled for late summer. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley: Fasten Your Seat Belts

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By Bill Dwyre

With less than a month to go to the Manny Pacquiao -Tim Bradley boxing saga, you can almost hear Paul Revere, riding down Santa Monica Boulevard toward the Wild Card Boxing Club.

“Manny is coming! Manny is coming!”

This ride will be a bit more complicated for old Paul, not just because he is several hundred years old now, but because he will have to carry more than a lantern.

He will need a couple of large sacks.

In one, there will be fliers with the usual fight promotion stuff:

“April 9, Las Vegas! The Rubber Match! Don’t Miss It! Will Tim Pack the Big Punch??? Or Will Manny Brand Bradley???”

Then, there will be the other sack full of printed material:

“Boycott Manny! Make Pacquiao Pack His Bags! Nike Was Right! Gays and Lesbians Have Power Punches, Too!”

While Bradley trains in the Palm Springs desert, mostly away from the madding crowd, Pacquiao is about to stroll right into the middle of one. He arrives from the Philippines and starts training in Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym Monday. For past fights, those arrivals always brought some buzz and a crowd. That’s because Pacquiao was among the most popular and generous-with-his-time athletes in the world.

But my, how things have changed. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

David Lemieux heavy, comeback fight cancelled

By Dave Spencer

Tomorrows main event with David Lemieux and James De La Rosa is off as Lemieux came in heavy at 165.6 pounds, well above the contracted weight of 163. De La Rosa weighed in at 162 pounds. All negotiations to help salvage the bout went for naught with promoters willing to offer as much as 40% extra to the purse of the Texas fighter. “He really wasn’t interested in hearing any talk of money,” promoter Camille Estephan told Fightnews.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

De La Rosa: This is MY comeback!

By Dave Spencer

The task at hand figures to be monumental, but if James De La Rosa (23-3 13KO) ever hopes to capitalize and come out victorious when he faces former IBF world champion David Lemieux (34-3 31KO) Saturday night in Montreal, now could be the time.

They may be overlooking me and they’re looking at it as comeback fight, but there aren’t no comeback fights, every fight is a tough fight. Everyone is in there to fight and win and this is what I’m in there to do,” De La Rosa told Fightnews this week.
“This is his comeback? This is MY comeback!” (more…)



March 11th, 2016




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