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- Santillan still unbeaten
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Kevin Watts 139.8 vs Larry Ventus 140
Daniel Kim 133.4 vs Sopaun Rin 132.8
Tevin Watts 149.6 vs opponent to weigh in Thursday am
Nadja Ropac 121.6 vs Kirstie Simmons 119
James Thomas 134.2 vs Oscar Santana 133.6
Izic Fernandas 138.8vs Jose Huerta 134
Tony Thompson 150.8 vs David Lopez 149.6
Venue: The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Doors open at 6:30pm, first bout 7:30pm
Legendary boxing promoter Don King turned 83 today. He is celebrating his birthday at home with family and friends.
The Philippine Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop the enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ruling which ordered Saranggani Congressman Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee to post a cash bond in the amount of P3,298,514,894.35 (US$74.9 Million) or a surety bond in the amount of P4,947,772,341.53 (US$112.4 Million), as a condition for suspending the collection of alleged deficiency 2008 and 2009 income tax and value added tax by the Bureau of Internal Revenue while their appeal is still being heard. The CTA (First Division) was further ordered to proceed with CTA Case No. 8683 with “deliberate dispatch”.
The Supreme Court likewise enjoined the BIR from issuing, executing, enforcing, implementing, or otherwise giving effect to any Warrant of Distraint and/or Levy, Warrants of Garnishment, and Notice of Tax Lien, and from attempting to collect any tax on the basis of the deficiency income tax and VAT assessments against petitioners for the years 2008 and 2009. (more…)
Just five days after heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is scheduled to defend his “super” version of the WBA heavyweight title against Kubrat Pulev, unbeaten heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Lateef Kayode will meet September 11 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to battle for the WBA’s vacant “interim” heavyweight world title. Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions officially announced the FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes-televised fight today.
Promoter Oscar de la Hoya: “The heavyweight championship has long been the most prestigious title in all of boxing and Luis Ortiz and Lateef Kayode will be bringing it in order to win that belt and put their names in the history books. This is the perfect way to kick off a great weekend of boxing in Las Vegas.”
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe: “We are happy to work with Golden Boy to continue the tradition of not one but two fights in Las Vegas the week of a Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view event. We want to keep the fans who come from near and far entertained all week long and there is no better way to do that than with a heavyweight title fight.” (more…)
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig issued a ruling yesterday dismissing Andre Ward’s latest attempt to terminate his contract with promoter Dan Goossen. The Court ruled that Ward had not stated any basis upon which to invalidate the contract. Ward had contended that his contract with Goossen violated California Labor Code Section 2588. The Court further noted that the California State Athletic Commission had already ruled against Ward in two separate arbitrations pertaining to the contract.
The Ward-Goossen dispute isn’t resolved yet, however. Ward still has a pending federal lawsuit against Goossen citing alleged violations of the Muhammad Ali Act. Goossen responded with a $10 Million defamation suit against Ward.
Two-division world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, bantamweight Miguel “Suavecito” Roman, IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, lightweight contender Mickey “Spirit” Bey, and middleweights Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and James De La Rosa hosted an international media conference call to discuss their PPV bouts on the September 13 Mayweather-Maidana 2 undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV.
Leo Santa Cruz: “I need to look spectacular September 13 because I’m the co-main event and millions of people will be watching…I have known Manuel for a long time. He is a good, hungry fighter. Those are the most dangerous.”
Manuel Roman: “I am inspired. Just to have this opportunity means the world to me…I know Leo Santa Cruz is a warrior, that’s why I’m training so hard too. I’m ready.”
Miguel Vazquez: “I know Mickey Bey is a good, strong fighter. I’m confident that I will win…My style is what made me a world champion. That’s how I remain victorious.”
Mickey Bey: “I think I have way more tools than Vazquez. He’s going to have to figure me out, no one knows all that I do…I feel like I’m better than him, he just has a bigger name than me.”
Alfredo Angulo: “I don’t feel any pressure at all. September 13 I’ll be a strong fighter, I’ll give the fans a great comeback…I can make 154 pounds but not comfortably. It’s time to move up to 160 pounds…I didn’t learn anything from the Canelo fight because that night I wasn’t me, I wasn’t there.”
James De La Rosa: “I’m looking to come out and put on a show in Vegas and come out with the win.”
By Sam Geraci
Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images
On August 23, Chicago boxing returns to US Cellular Field (home of the Chicago White Sox) when perennial contender and Chicago fan-favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 22 KOs) challenges Dyah “Ali” Davis (22-4-1, 10 KOs) for the IBO super middleweight championship in “B96 Boxing at the Ballpark” presented by ‘B96′, Round 3 Productions, Hitz Boxing and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (‘ISFA’).
In the following interview, George discusses the event, the matchup, his career, the most important qualities of a fighter and what’s left of his career after ten years fighting and sparring the best. (more…)
WBO Jr. Welterweight champion has upped the ante to his opponent on November 22. Algieri has challenged WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to take to ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge. The Challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice. As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year.
Boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, defends his WBO welterweight title against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
Pacquiao (56-4-3) and Algieri (20-0) along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., will embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao, the 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.
Photos by Mary Ann Owen
Former world-title challenger Mike Jones wrapped up his preparations yesterday at the Top Rank Gym here for Saturday’s 10-round comeback fight against Jaime Herrera, of Franklin Park, IL, at Bally’s Atlantic City. It has been more than two years since Jones last fought. He was stopped in the 11th round of his IBF world welterweight title fight with Randall Bailey, of Miami, FL, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. That was June 9, 2012.
Since then, Jones, 31, moved from Philadelphia, PA, to Las Vegas, was idle for two years while working out daily in Las Vegas gyms, and now is trained by Ismael Salas and Miguel Diaz.
“Boxing is a mental game just as much as a physical one,” said Salas, pictured above with Jones, Diaz and Richie Sandoval. “When we first worked with Mike for this fight, we talked for a long time and worked on renewing his fighting spirit. He is a great fighter and he needs to think that when he walks into the ring he will be a powerful force. (more…)
One year ago yesterday, Golden Boy Promotions kicked off its Golden Boy Live! series on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, an undertaking that led to 24 fights in a single year featuring hundreds of fighters in front of thousands of fans from numerous venues across the United States and Puerto Rico. After kicking off the series in the Big Apple, Golden Boy Live! events landed in 13 different markets in 15 different venues.
“When we created Golden Boy Live!, our goal was to showcase up-and-coming fighters to fans eager to see the next generation of superstars,” said Oscar De La Hoya, founder and president of Golden Boy Promotions. “We have been thrilled by our partnership with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes and look forward to continuing our collaboration for many years to come.”
The series continues this Friday from the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. featuring Manuel “Tino” Avila vs. Sergio Frias in the main event.
On Friday, September 19, Heavyweight Joey Dawejko will headline in an 8-round bout at Harrahs Philadelphia. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions. Dawejko of Philadelphia has a record of 11-4-2 with 4 knockouts and is on a three fight winning streak. Dawejko’s opponent will be announced shortly. (more…)
Newly crowned IBF welterweight king Kell Brook will return to Sheffield to a hero’s welcome on Friday as he celebrates his stunning world title win. Brook travelled to California to rip the IBF Welterweight crown from Shawn Porter via a majority decision and the 28 year old will address fans and media at the Winter Garden in Sheffield from 1pm on Friday afternoon.
The Sheffield star has been invited to a civic reception along with his family. Members of Team Brook will be greeted by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon, at the Town Hall at lunchtime, before addressing the public and the press at the Winter Garden alongside promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Dominic Ingle. He will also give interviews and sign autographs.
“I am so proud to be bringing the title back to Sheffield,” said Brook. “The people have always supported me so passionately from day one, and I am sure that they all stayed up to see me win the title. I am looking forward to thanking them on Friday and I hope there’s a great turn-out.”
Australian boxers Daniel Geale, Blake Caparello, Jarrod Fletcher and Sakio Bika have all fought in major fights in the U.S. over the past few weeks and all four tasted bitter defeats. Two-time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) hopes to reverse that trend when he meets former super welterweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2, 14 KOs) on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
“It’s an opportunity that I’ve worked very, very hard to get back to,” said Dawson who is currently rated #15 by the WBA and is unbeaten since 2010. “I believe we can take this victory back home to Australia.” Oddsmakers, however, are not in agreement. They have made Trout a prohibitive 20:1 favorite in the bout.
Former world lightweight champion Antonio De Marco (30-3-1, 23 KOs) will be back in action on Saturday against Orlen Padilla (20-5-1, 18 KOs). The bout will be a ten round super lightweight affair and take place at the Casa Social de la Cervecería in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. In the co-feature, unbeaten super bantamweight Edivaldo “Indio” Ortega (18-0-1, 9 KOs) takes on Rey “Flash” Perez (19-5, 4 KOs) in another ten round bout. The card is presented by Zanfer Promotions.
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has been flawless since dropping the title last year to Anthony Pettis and there’s no way to get back to another shot at the belt than to keep putting on performances like he has. He’ll get the chance to get another win over a top 10 opponent when he faces Brazilian Rafael Dos Anjos this weekend as the UFC makes its return to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time since 1994 with a stacked UFC Fight Night card airing on FOX Sports 1 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Unbeaten jr welterweight Giovani Santillan (14-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Osenohan Vazquez (7-2-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the Harley-Davidson Dealership in San Diego. Santillan took home the vacant NABF Jr. 140 lb. title.
In the co-main event, veteran super bantamweight Chris Martin (28-3-3, 9 KOs) registered a much-needed eight round unanimous decision (77-75 x3) win over Giovanni Caro (24-15-4, 19 KOs).
The PBA bends rules for Manny Pacquiao. More
Fans who’ve bet on the never-officially-announced Khan vs. Mayweather bout are now refusing their money back from bookies. More
Dedication to longtime matchmaker/promoter Peyton Sher from the KC Star. More
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By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
In a showdown of undefeated welterweights, IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter of Akron, Ohio and top rated welterweight “Special K” Kell Brook of Sheffield, England scrapped it out on in front of 7,025 fans Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Porter was defending his title for the second time coming off a spectacular knockout win over Paul Malignaggi and Brook made the journey “Across the Pond” with purpose of dethroning Porter. (more…)
WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will defend his world titles against WBC interim middleweight beltholder Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and televised Live on HBO. Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo, the scheduled 12-round championship battle will headline a card billed as “Mexican Style.”
“I’m very excited to fight in California,” said Golovkin. “I always enjoy attending fights at the StubHub Center and look forward to a “Mexican style” fight against Marco Antonio Rubio.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source has commented to Fightnews.com that WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) has returned to the gym to start getting ready for a possible return to the ring in November. The names of of Ishe Ismith and James Kirkland have been mentioned as possible opponents. Although opinion is split regarding the decision in his July loss to Canelo Alvarez, any notion of a direct rematch seems already discarded.
By Graham Houston
Glyn Leach: Boxing Monthly editor will be missed by all who knew him. It’s been 24 hours since I learned of Glyn Leach’s passing at the far too young age of 54 and I still can’t quite get over it. It’s almost as if I’m expecting the phone to ring and to hear his voice: “Well, what did you make of Kell Brook, then?”
Glyn was more than a colleague of many years standing but a true friend. I worked with him in the original offices of Boxing Monthly at Notting Hill Gate in west London from 1991/92, when I was editing the magazine, but in reality I was helping Glyn to make the transition from assistant editor to editor. Glyn took over when I re-crossed the Atlantic in 1992 and he became perhaps the longest-term editor of a boxing magazine that Britain has ever known — a remarkable 22-year run, although it helped that he was his own boss as co-owner of the magazine, after the original publishing company dissolved. (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Professional boxing, after a two-year void, is returning to Fairfield, Calif., with a Friday night nine-bout card at the Allan Witt Sports Center. The show, with Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes’ televising, is backed by the usual trio of promoters who introduced pro boxing to the small Northern California town — Don Chargin Productions, Paco Presents and Golden Boy Promotions. In the main event, popular local prospect Manuel Avila (15-0) takes on Sergio Frias (15-3-2) of Mexico in a 10-rounder between junior-featherweights.
Also featured is an eight-round TV bout between featherweight Guy Robb (13-1) of nearby Sacramento and Ronell Green (10-0) of Wheeling, W. Va., plus an eight-rounder between heavyweights Gerald Washington (13-0), an ex-USC football player from neighboring Vallejo, and Nagy Aguilera (19-8) of New York, who in a supposed 2009 tuneup for Oleg Maskaev took out the ex-WBC champ in one round.
The last U.S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (55-6-1, 48 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday. Briggs who is being proclaimed by some now as “America’s champion” is in the fifth fight of his comeback in five different states. Briggs’ opponent will be veteran Cory Phelps (16-6-1, 8 KOs) of Kentucky. Phelps was a very late replacement as original opponents were unable to be secured for various reasons. Winston-Salem, North Carolina will be the location this time around. Briggs has garnered worldwide media attention of late including his recent restaurant face off video with current unified world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The video generated more than 4 million views in just 4 days showing the large following and public interest of Briggs’ current comeback. The large media blitz and Briggs’ superb physical conditioning may have led to many opponents turning down fights with him or simply outpricing themselves. Briggs current comeback has been compared to that of former foe and Hall of Famer George Foreman, although unlike Foreman’s comeback there is no television coverage of Briggs’ current fights.
“It has not been the easiest to secure fights. It seems now to me that many opponents are seeing a fight with me as their lottery winning ticket fight. In any event after this fight I want to fight two more times if possible next month. My goal is still the same to fight Wladimir Klitschko and bring the world titles back to America. Until that happens I want to stay as busy as possible,” said Briggs.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda
Junior welterweight fan favorite John Molina Jr. (27-4, 22 KOs) of Covina, California is ready to get back in the ring when he takes on former world champion Mexican veteran Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (64-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime. Fightnews.com caught up with the slugger at the Who’s Next Boxing Gym in Industry, California as he prepares for the always tough Soto.
“Training is going well, we are working implementing on whatever is necessary for my style,” Molina Jr. told Fightnews.com. He has now relocated his training headquarters from the Goossen Gym in Van Nuys to the Who’s Next Boxing Gym working with his father John Molina Sr. and Jose Santa Cruz, father and trainer of WBC Super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and former WBC lightweight champion Jose Armando Santa Cruz. (more…)
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