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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Mosley and Avanesyan make weight

Mosley and Avanesyan make weight

Photo: Marcelino Miguel Castillo Gonzalez WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) and multi-division former world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley ...

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Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

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Boxing News

Weights from Monterrey

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Francisco Rodríguez 110 vs. Ramón García 111.3
Carlos Díaz 132 vs. Ulíses Pérez 132
Edivaldo Ortega 121 vs. Alexander Cázarez 121.5
Sergio Puente 135 vs. Brandon Acosta 135
Jesús Hernández 122 vs. Humberto Santiago 123
Filiberto Tovar 220 vs. Juan Pablo Olivos 257

Venue: Arena José Sulaiman, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
Tv: TV Azteca, beIN Sports, Azteca América

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February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Porter: I’m ready to knock out Thurman

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Former IBF welterweight titleholder “Showtime” Shawn Porter opened up his training camp to media Thursday at Porter Hy-Performance Center in Las Vegas as he prepares for his primetime showdown with reigning WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman on March 12 on CBS presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Mohegan Sun Resort in Connecticut.

“I have faced a tougher opposition than Keith Thurman,” said Porter. “I feel like that may work most to my advantage. I think that there will come points in this fight where I will put him up against things that he has never been up against. It is all about how he reacts to what I throw at him. My plan is to go in there and shake him up, make him uncomfortable and carry the fight just like that. I am ready and whatever Thurman has to bring. I’m ready for 12 rounds, I’m ready to knock him out. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win. I’m ready. (more…)



February 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Rocky Martinez Update

Three weeks before his defense against Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt, WBO junior lightweight champion, Roman “Rocky” Martinez, is working hard in the gym and hopes to travel to Mexico between March 6th and 7th for the clash, to be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan in Mexico.

Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), Martinez’s (29-2-3, 17 KOs) promoter, said today that he expects to receive from Promociones Zanfer the confirmation of the travel to go to Mexico. “We hope to go to Merida between Sunday, March 6th or Monday 7th to acclimate Rocky there. Although we know that Merida is at sea level, we want Rocky sit well with the weather too,” said Rivera. “We also hope they (Promociones Zanfer) send us the date of Rocky’s flight because there is a group of Puerto Rican fans who will make the trip to Mexico to see the fight.” (more…)



February 19th, 2016

UFC

Worry-free Carneiro ready to make impact in UFC return

Fighters are not like the rest of us.

Example No. 3675: Think of fighting one fight against one opponent. That would be stressful enough. Now think of fighting three opponents. In one night . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Mollo outweighs Zimnoch by 21.6 lbs

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Unbeaten Polish heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-0, 12 KOs) weighed 220.4 lbs. for Saturday’s clash with Chicagoan “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-5, 12 KOs), who scaled in at 242. Also, in a noteworthy clash between unbeaten middleweights, Kamil Szeremeta (12-0, 1 KO) weighed 157.4, while Artem Karpets (21-0, 6 KOs) came in at 158.2.

Location: Legionowo, Poland
Promoter: Babilon Promotion/Sferis KnockOut Promotions



February 19th, 2016

WBA

Chudinov and Sturm Make Weight

In advance of Saturday’s fight at Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, WBA world super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs), from Serpukhov, Russia, and former WBA super world middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KOs), from Cologne, Germany, both made weight.

At the official weigh-in today, the champion came in at the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds. The challenger came in a pound under at 167 pounds.

After the weigh-in, Julio Thyme (the WBA official overseeing the bout), accompanied by WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, reviewed the rules concerning tomorrow’s rematch.

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February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Martin vs. Joshua tickets gone in 90 seconds

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Tickets for the IBF world heavyweight title blockbuster between world champion Charles Martin and Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua sold-out in just 90 seconds on Friday ahead of their clash at The O2 in London on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Martin travels to England for the first defense of the title that he landed in Brooklyn in January against Vyacheslav Glazkov, and the California-based St Louis powerhouse has told Joshua that he’ll knock him out to retain his title – and take his fans in the process.

“I’m strong and I’ll be ready to KO him and win over his fans,” said Martin. “The boxing scene here is booming and I want to be a part of it. It’s just business – and I’ll show on the night that I mean business. I will return to the UK in April in phenomenal shape, ready for battle. He’s a pretty specimen and those muscles are fine and dandy, but when he gets tired, I get stronger, when he starts to go downhill. There’s no fear in me. I’ve been walking this earth for 29 years now, I am afraid of no man. I want what he’s got – the praise, the attention and the fans – plain and simple.” (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Photos: Margarito Returns

Photos: Zanfer

He’s officially back. The comeback of former world champion Antonio “El Tornado” Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) is on for March 5 against Jorge “Maromerito” Páez Jr (39-7-2, 23 KOs) at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. “I’m ready to return after four years. I have no economic problems,” said Margarito “I just want my children to see me fight, to know who their father is.” He added that his right eye is healthy after suffering a serious injury in his bout against Miguel Cotto in 2011.

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February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

4 new African Boxing Union (ABU) regional titles

ABU Chairman Houcine HouichiIn order to enforce the ABU championships and to promote its title and to discover new African talents, ABU chairman Houcine Houichi has created with immediate effect 4 new regional ABU titles.

1. North ABU title which responsable is Mr Rafik Ouennoughi (Tunisia).
2. South ABU title which responsable is Dr Peter Ngatane (South-Africa)
3. East ABU title which responsable is Mr Celestino Mindra (Uganda)
4. West ABU title which responsable is Mr Remi Aboderin (Nigeria)

The champions of these 4 African zones will fight for the ABU title in their respective divisions.

Mr Houichi explains that the main point is to encourage and promote regional ABU title in order to select the best boxers for the main ABU Championship title



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Kuzmin overpowers Hernandez

By Rocky Morales at ringside

In the featured 10 round heavyweight attraction, Russian fighter Sergey Kuzmin (6-0, 3KO) played the bull while fleet footed Rodney Hernandez (9-4-1, 2KO) played the matador, doing well to stay out of harms way but fighting backing up and dodging for most of the fight. Kuzmin seemed content to box for the first half of the fight but by the time he tried to apply real pressure, Hernandez was nowhere to be found and Kuzmin had to settle for a comfortable unanimous decision victory by scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93. Kuzmin, a decorated former amateur fighter who won the 2010 European next returns to Russia for a showdown with an 18-0 fighter in April. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll make it a war

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Scott Hirano/SHOWTIME

A little over a week away from his next fight, WBA featherweight super champion and two-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, held a media workout Thursday at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. Santa Cruz faces former world champion Kiko Martinez (34-6, 25 KOs) of Spain on February 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on Showtime.

“I am ready for this fight,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. We’re a week away. I can’t wait, we’ll put up a great fight!”

Already in the final phases of his camp, Santa Cruz looked sharp under the watchful eyes his father/trainer Jose Santa Cruz as Mexican singer Martin Castillo and his Banda (band) played. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Interview: WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0, 20 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about departing Sydney next Tuesday and challenging WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev on March 5 in Grozny, Russia. Browne talks about losing 20 pounds in weight and performing at his best in sparring sessions with former world amateur champion Jai Opetai. “Big Daddy” also talks about Chagaev’s fights against Felix Savon, Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko and Fres Oquendo.



February 19th, 2016

WBA

Last chance for Felix Sturm?

On Saturday, February 20, at Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, reigning and defending WBA World super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs), from Serpukhov, Russia, fights former WBA Super World middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KOs), from Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, a second time in defense of his title.

Thirty-six-year-old Sturm is a 14-year ring vet who won the WBA World middleweight title by beating Maselino Masoe via unanimous decision in 2006. He became WBA Super World middleweight champ by beating Giovanni Lorenzo in 2010.

Twenty-eight-year-old Chudinov is an undefeated six-year pro. He won the WBA World super middleweight title via 12-round split decision over Sturm last May, and most recently fought in September, successfully defending the crown against Frank Buglioni. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Dropped by Nike for anti-gay slurs, Manny Pacquiao might still become a senator

How Nike deals with controversies

Timothy Bradley will be ruined by new trainer, says Freddie Roach

A Florida boxer knocks out a pharmacy robber on video



February 19th, 2016

UFC

Dana White: Cowboy vs. Cowboy a better fight

“Cowboy” Cerrone is a lot of things, but maybe most of all he is reliable.

When his fight with Tim Means was cancelled, it was basically a guarantee Cerrone would be game for whoever was up next.

Enter the UFC’s other cowboy: Alex Oliveira . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Dudchenko to start training fighters

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It was less than two years ago that formerly world ranked light heavyweight Anatoliy Dudchenko (19-4, 13 KOs) was in a world title eliminator. But now Dudchenko has decided to train fighters and he hopes he can eventually lead at least one to a world championship. Originally from Ukraine, Dudchenko has been based in Southern California for a number of years as an active fighter. He will remain in the area as a trainer.

Are you officially retired?

I have not made any official announcement but I have no plans to fight anymore. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Keta and Uzun make weight in Tirana, Albania

Keta and Uzun make weightMike Keta will defend his WBC EPBC middleweight championship against Turgay Uzun on Friday night at ‘Asllan Rusi’ Sport Palace in Tirana, Albania. The show labeled as “Albanian Fortress” is putting the fight in the tradition of the big historic battles between Albania and Turkey. In the 15th century, Albanian leader and national hero “Skanderbeg” defended the small country against attacks from the Ottoman Empire led by Sultan Murad II.
Now Turgay Uzun is leading the next wave of the “Turkish Invasion” while Mike Keta will do his best to defend his “Fortress” with the support of his frenetic fans in Tirana.
Uzun was a late replacement for “Sultan” Goekalp Oezekler who got sick only four days before the fight and cannot compete for medical reasons.

“I am always in top shape and always ready to fight”, said Uzun at today’s press conference. “I’ve been in the fight game for 20 years. I know that things like this happen and I am always willing to take the chance. This is a great opportunity for me and I will make the best out of it. I have fought in England, Poland and many other countries before where the fans were against me. This is my first time in Albania but I received a very warm welcome and everybody treated me with the utmost respect.”

“I want to thank Turgay Uzun for jumping in and saving the event”, stated Mike Keta. “This is a very important night for me and for Albanian boxing. I am proud to represent my country. I don’t care who my opponent is because if I want to make it to the top I have to beat everybody who is in my way.”

Both contenders made the weight with Uzun weighing in at 72.3 kg (159.4 lbs.) while Keta was exactly in the limit at 72.5 kg (160 lbs.). The fight will be broadcasted live in Albania, Turkey and Germany.



February 19th, 2016

Boxing Result

Ximenez KOs Anton in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Dallas fighter’s Ray Ximenez (13-0, 4KO) and Eric Anton (4-3, 1KO) have known each other for years. They have even sparred many rounds together. On Thursday night at the Frontiers of Flight Museum which displays old historic planes hanging from the ceiling, Ximenez and Anton put their relationship aside and squared off for the Texas Featherweight Title benefitting the Ring of Hope Boxing Club. It was Ximenez who showed why he has the brightest future as a pro after a decorated amateur career. He dropped Anton with an overhand right in the second round and finished him off with another big overhand right at 2:50 of the third round of the scheduled 8 to earn the KO victory. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Sloan, Iowa

John Vera 153.5 vs. Ayi Bruce 150.5
Tony Luis 135.25 vs. Samuel Amoako 135.25
Kevin Lavallee 129.75 vs. Jose Silveria 128
Malik Hawkins 146.7 vs. Cody Peterson 146
Travis Fulton NA vs. Richard Carmack NA
Junior Wright 197.75 vs. Jimmie Franklin 198.75

Venue: WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Sloan, Iowa
Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotion
Television: CBS Sports Network



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Mario Muñoz 121.5
Ronald Ellis 166.5 vs. Jerry Odom 167.5
Lavisas Williams 132 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 134
John Magda 167.5 bvs. Christopher Brooker 167.5

Anthony Young 149 vs. Skender Halili 149.5
Brendan Barrett 245 vs. Dan Pasciolla 243.5
Arturo Trujillo 154 vs. Jeffrey Wright 153
Elijah Vines 156 vs. Alec Asbury 156
Hector Frometa 146 vs. Jordan Rosario 151

Venue: Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: GH3 Promotions
TV: Showtime

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February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

LA Fight Club official weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Diego De La Hoya 126 vs Arturo Badillo 124.6
Carlos Morales 129.6 vs Omar Tienda 129.4
Nick Arce 127 vs Luis Lizarraga Jr 126.6
Oscar Duarte 139.4 vs Archie Weah 139.6
Francisco Esparza 129 vs Antonio Martinez 128.2

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Estrella TV

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February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Khiary Gray 154 vs. Eduardo Flores 154
Victoria Cisneros 147.5 vs. Kali Reis 150
Josh Parker 139.5 vs. Julio Perez 138.5
Timmy Ramos 127 vs. Tanner Dodd 128.5
Greg McCoy 163 vs. Fatlum Zhuta 165
Freddy Sanchez 145.5 vs. Antonio Fernandez 146.5
Lionel Young 151 vs. Mohamad Allam 147.5

Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
Promoter: CES Boxing



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Zimnoch-Mollo: Open training and face-off

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo/video: Ringpolska.pl

Undefeated Polish heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-0, 12 KOs) will face always entertaining Chicagoan Mike Mollo (20-5, 12 KOs) in Saturday’s main event billed as “Power Punch,” promoted by Babilon Promotion/Sferis KnockOut Promotions in Legionowo, Poland. “For Zimnoch, this is a good test versus a very tough, hard-hitting fighter who always gives his best,” said Zimnoch’s co-promoter Andrzej Wasilewski. “If Zimnoch wins this fight, presenting all his skills, bigger challenges, possibly in US or UK, will be strongly considered,” added Wasilewski.

“We all know what I’m about – being fearless and hitting hard. No referees needed,” said “Merciless” Mike when both fighters met each other during today’s open training and face-off in Warsaw.



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Margarito cleared for ring return

Former world champion Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) has received medical clearance to return to the ring on March 5 against Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. (39-7-2, 23 KOs) at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Although the fight was already announced, Commission approval was contingent on Margarito successfully passing an ophthalmological exam. This will be the 37-year-old Margarito’s first fight since being stopped by Miguel Cotto in their 2011 grudge rematch in New York City. Margarito-Paez will be televised in the USA on beIN Sports Espanol.



February 18th, 2016

Announcement

Ring 8 guest speaker Lou DiBella last Tuesday night in NY

6c244484-f360-4901-821d-0cd5282a4d83Boxing promoter Lou DiBella was Ring 8’s monthly guest speaker this past Tuesday night at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

“Lou was fantastic,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He was very informative and spoke nearly 30-minutes. He kept everybody in tune to what’s happening in boxing today, discussed how difficult it is to promote a boxing show, and answered everybody’s questions. Our members really enjoyed listening to Lou.” (more…)



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin-Wade NYC Press Conference

Photos: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

Undefeated unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) and undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) faced off for this first time today at the New York City press conference to promote their April 23 HBO clash at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

Dominic Wade: I’m just coming here to do what I gotta do, you know what I’m saying? Everyone thinks I’m young, so that’s going to play a part of it. I’m definitely hungry. I definitely want the titles…April 23 is gonna be a show. I ain’t scared. I’m gonna put in this work.

Gennady Golovkin: I feel much better now. New year, new fight…I’m very excited, April 23, because this is boxing. I respect Dominic Wade. He’s the undefeated mandatory challenger. It’s very serious. I have new emotions. I don’t know who’ll win. I’m not God. This is boxing guys.

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February 18th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Pittsburgh for the first time in nearly five years this Sunday night, with a welterweight main event capping off a 13-fight card airing live on FOX Sports 1 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Rabchenko gears up for U.S. invasion

Super welterweight Sergey Rabchenko (26-1, 19 KOs) is hoping to dust off a few cobwebs at the Town Hall in Walsall, England on Friday night before shifting his career to the U.S. Rabchenko will take on Barcelona-based South American Miguel Aguilar (11-22, 5 KOs). Rabchenko has inked a deal with adviser Al Haymon and Warrior’s Boxing and is likely to begin appearing on Premier Boxing Champions shows later in the year. Long-term mentor and boxing legend Ricky Hatton will continue to serve as his trainer.

“I have enjoyed my fights in the UK and will continue to train here with Ricky, but after this I want to box in New York and Las Vegas. That is my dream,” proclaimed Rabchenko. “When I’ve beaten the best Americans, I will come back to the UK and defend my belts.”



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Fight Club OC Weights

Dmitry Bivol 177 vs Clieton Conceicao 176.8
Ryan Lang 146 vs Justin Governale 145
Timothy Lee 147.2 vs Luke Santa Maria 146.8
Carlos Gonzalez 124.2 vs Guadalupe Arroyo 125.2
Joe Cisneros 186.2 vs Christian Gonzalez 181.5
Sergey Kuzmin 262 vs Rodney Hernandez 242
Bekman Soylybaev 130 vs Moises Delgadillo 130 – NABA US Title
Thomas Hill 153.8 vs Tavorus Teague 153.6

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA.
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Time: Show starts at 7pm
Tickets: Sold out



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin and British Olympic sensation Anthony Joshua will face off for the first time on Friday at a kickoff press conference in London. They collide at The O2 on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Still no US TV deal.
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Tyson Fury manager/trainer Peter Fury told Sky Sports that the rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will either take place in the UK or the UAE.
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Unbeaten junior middleweight Khiary Gray (11-0, 9 KOs) will now face Eduardo Flores (23-19-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gray’s original opponent, Cameron Rivera, fractured his wrist. The bout is for the UBF Int’l title.
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Former heavyweight title challenger Alex Leapai told ABC that he’s retiring after being warned he could go blind if he kept fighting



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Dallas

Ray Ximenez, Jr. 124.25 vs. Eric Anton 123.75
(Texas super bantamweight title)

Enver Halili 152.5 vs. Rick Graham 154
Federico Oliveira 114.5 vs. Alfredo Mojica 113
Antonio Castillo 134.5 vs. Abraham Torres 135.75
Willie Miller 136.5 vs. Edward Vasquez 135
Marquis Hawthorne 148 vs. John Bullock 149

Venue: Frontiers of Flight Museum

The annual “A Night to Fight” raises funds to benefit Ring of Hope Boxing Club. The doors open at 5:30 pm and the first fight starts at 7 pm.



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Campbell gets co-feature slot for Brook-Bizier

Lightweights Luke Campbell and Gary Sykes will clash in the co-feature at the Sheffield Arena on March 26. Kell Brook defends his IBF world welterweight title against mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier in the main event. Campbell is straight into a huge fight after tasting defeat for the first time in the paid ranks in December, and the Hull star will be looking to bounce back with a big win under new trainer Jorge Rubio.

Campbell is in Miami training for the fight with Rubio and the 28-year-old believes it’s vital to return to the fray in a big fight.

“I’ve made plenty of changes since the Mendy fight,” said Campbell. “I wanted to get straight back into action and I wasn’t interested in an eight or 10 round comeback fight, I wanted to get straight back into big fights and Gary is a fight I can really get my teeth into. Gary will have plenty of support and I’m expecting a tough fight and a great performance.”



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

New Blood: Nick Arce

By Hesiquio Balderas
Photos: Golden Boy

Unbeaten featherweight Nick Arce (6-0, 6 KOs) is still green. But he has potential, is developing good boxing skills and is a big ticket seller. For his bout against Juan Hernandez last October at the StubHub Center, Nick sold 480 tickets. He’s expected to score another knockout at the box office when he faces Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. on Friday at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

“It’s my dream to be world champion I think I’m on the right path,” said Arce. “Golden Boy has been taking my career in a positive manner and I know that they will make the right moves for me and then when the time comes and retire from active fighting, I would like to move to the business world. I would like to follow Oscar de la Hoya’s footsteps, I would like to be a promoter, maybe an adviser, boxing is a hard sport.” (more…)



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather reiterates retirement from boxing

Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao’s gay comments

Ghana’s Isaac Ekpo calls out Lucian Bute

Chris Eubank Jr. raises heat ahead of battle of Britain with Nick Blackwell



February 18th, 2016

UFC

Cerrone following his own path in return to Octagon

Living in the past isn’t something Donald Cerrone has ever subscribed to.

In his formative years growing up in scenic Colorado, the future MMA striking machine dedicated his mindset to forge a life worth living, and it’s a commitment he’s never wavered from. That ideology has been the fuel that has driven Cowboy to become one of the most entertaining fighters on the planet . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2016




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