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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 ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

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) ...

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

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 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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 ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

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, ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys

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UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Prelims: Vet Masvidal Rises From Deck to Beat Cruickshank

Longtime lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal rose from a first-round knockdown in his UFC Fight Night prelim bout against Daron Cruickshank Saturday at the SAP Center, taking control in the next two frames to secure a three-round unanimous decision win over the highly-touted prospect . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2014



Boxing News

Shindo renounces WBC female 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC female flyweight champ Go Shindo (14-2, 9 KOs) renounced her belt just a day before the WBC purse bidding between Shindo and official challenger Arely Mucino of Mexico on Friday. Her manager/promoter Tetsuya Harada of Kuratoki Promotions submitted the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) a written relinquishment of the championship because of Shindo’s physical and mental unfitness to participate in the mandatory defense. The JBC accordingly announced its receipt of the said renunciation to our mass media, which reported it big here. The vacant WBC belt will be disputed by Arely Mucino and another to be designated by the WBC soon.



July 26th, 2014


Boxing News

Stieglitz stops Khomitsky; Hammer wins WBO female belt by controversial DQ

By Karl Freitag

A pair of strange endings on Saturday’s SES Boxing card at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany.

In the main event, two-time former world champion Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over against WBO #9 Sergey “The Ghost” Khomitsky (29-11-2, 12 KOs). It was a bloody affair with Khomitsky suffering a deep gash on the top his head and Stieglitz was cut over the right eye. The bout was stopped at the beginning of round ten when referee Lagosz Zbigniew ruled Khomitsky’s corner was wasting too much time when retaping Khomitsky’s gloves. Stieglitz appeared headed toward a decision win prior to the bizarre stoppage.

A bout for the vacant WBO female jr middleweight title ended in a controversial fifth round disqualification. 37-year-old multi-division former champion Anne Sophie Mathis (27-4, 23 KOs) seemingly knocked out reigning female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (18-0, 8 KOs), but after some confusion it was ruled by referee Manfred Küchler that the KO punch landed behind Hammer’s head and Mathis was disqualified to a chorus of boos. Replays show the punch appeared to be on the ear.

In other action, former light heavyweight world title challenger and WBO #3/WBA #7 rated Robin Krasniqi (42-3, 16 KOs) outscored WBA #8/WBO #15 Oleksandr Cherviak (14-4-1, 4 KOs) by scores of 117-111, 117-111, 118-110.

WBO #8 rated light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (16-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Daniel Regi (22-10, 11 KOs) over twn by scores of 100-87 on all three cards. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Saunders KOs Blandamura for Euro middle title

Despite the pullouts of Tyson Fury and stablemate Eddie Chambers, boxing still took place Saturday at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. In the main event, undefeated middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over previously unbeaten Emanuele Blandamura (22-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant European title. A crushing right hand prompted a standing count from the referee and Blandamura’s corner threw in the towel.

Other notable results:

Hot middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr (17-0, 12 KOs) annihilated Ivan Jukic (19-3, 12 KOs) in the first round. Jukic on the deck twice.

Unbeaten British jr middleweight titleholder Liam Smith (17-0-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jason Welborn (15-3, 6 KOs) with a body shot in round six.

Unbeaten lightweight Terry Flanagan (25-0, 9 KOs) battered Martin Gethin (24-6-1, 11 KOs) for seven rounds and Gethin was unable to continue after round seven. Flanagan won the vacant British lightweight title.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Liam Williams (10-0-1, 5 KOs) scores a sixth round TKO over Ronnie Heffron (15-2, 5 KOs). Heffron couldn’t come out for round seven.



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. outclasses and stops Courtney Fry in five rounds in Latvia

Ring legend Roy Jones Jr (58-8, 41 KOs) easily defended his WBU (German version) cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones outclassed Fry before flooring him with a left hook at the end round five. Fry’s corner pulled the plug after the round. Jones then delighted the Latvian audience by rapping along with a recording of his song “Can’t be touched.” Fry lost his third straight fight.

Light heavyweight Maxim Vlasov (29-1, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Ruben Eduardo Acosta (28-9-5, 10 KOs). A series of punches send Acosta to the deck and he didn’t beat the count. Time 1:43. Vlasov wins the vacant WBC Baltic Sea title.



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Cooper crushes Chaiyonggym in one

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian super bantamweight champion Jason “Nugget” Cooper (11-2-1, 6 KOs) bombed out Phissanuthap Chaiyonggym ( 4-11-1) in round one of scheduled ten round main event at the Queensland State a Equestrian Centre, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Referee Tony Kettlewell crowned Cooper at 2.08. Cooper captured the IBO Asia Pacific title. The last loss that Cooper suffered was in China against Qiu Xiao Jun in February of WBC world Yourh title bout. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Ramirez captures the CA state 130lb title

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Renzo Novara

Boxing is often called the theatre of the unexpected. This weekend in general it proved to be true since in southern California major fights went by the wayside days before their scheduled time including the Christopher Martin-Efrain Esquivias fight in Ontario, the Ivan Morales-Sergio Frias in Indio and the semi-main event of Bobby D. Presents’ “San Diego Fights: Border War II” in which current female NABF junior flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez was to participate in. With no time to find a replacement, California Hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis had to settle to present to his audience only four fights. Nobody complained since all four bouts featuring local San Diego and Tijuana talent were full of action as well as a musical performance and interviews conducted by Benny Ricardo during the intermission of the afore mentioned Enriquez, two-time world champ Jolene Blackshear and undefeated interim WBC Latino jr. welterweight champion Emanuel Robles. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Yorgey draws with Mitchell

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before a raucous crowd, talented middleweight “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-2, 12KOs) was forced to settle for a draw with late replacement Eric “Murder” Mitchell (23-11-2, 11KOs). In the six round co-feature of the Pro-am card promoted by Andre Acuna’s Lionheart Promotions, welterweight Rolando “Iron Man” Chinea stepped up in competition as he moved to (9-0-1, 6KOs) with a 3rd round retirement of Osnel “Prince of Darkness” Charles (10-10-1, 1KO). (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Washington, PA

Tommy Karpency 174 vs. Dhafir Smith 174.5
(NABA-US light heavyweight title)
Jason Bergman 256 vs. Akhror Muralimov 256
(NABA-US heavyweight title)
Cian Dalton 172 vs. Larry Blakey 171
Dan Karpency 157 vs. Rick Morias 160
Amonte Everhart 150 vs. Glen Walls 150

Venue: Meadows Casino, Washington, Pennsylvania 7:30PM Tonight
Promoter: Frank Luca’s Crown Boxing



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Dunn halts Oushi in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight Zac Dunn (14-0, 12 KOs) stopped Japanese visitor Yutaka Oushi (11-4, 6 KOs) in round four of scheduled twelve round main event the Shoppingtown hotel, Doncaster, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Referee Allan McColl called it off at 1.54. Dunn captured the WBC Eurasia Pacific 168 pound title. Former amateur star Dunn controlled all the rounds before the stoppage. Dunn was a regular sparring partner for Sam Soliman successful IBF middleweight challenge in Germany. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin, Jennings are tonight’s betting favorites

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a whopping -1000 favorite to defend his title tonight at Madison Square Garden. Geale backers can get +800. In the HBO co-feature, heavyweight Bryant Jennings is a -225 nod to defeat Mike Perez, who is at +175. Perez came 11 pounds heavier than his previous fight

With Tyson Fury pulling out of his bout against Alexander Ustinov, the most notable name fighting in Europe today is future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr., who is -500 to defeat Courtney Frye (+500) in Latvia.



July 26th, 2014

UFC

Robbie Lawler Keeps It Moving

As the great resurgence of Robbie Lawler continues, the fistic artist known as “Ruthless” doesn’t blink when it comes to a schedule that would make most fighters cower, or at least hit the ‘ignore’ button when they see UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s name on the caller ID . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY as Antoine “Action” Douglas and Michel Soro battled to a ten round draw in a battle for the vacant WBA International middleweight title. The co-main event also delivered back-and-forth action as power punching Jerry Odom over came a cut and crafty southpaw and fellow undefeated super middle Vilier Quinonez to remain unbeaten and annex the WBC FECARBOX belt. (more…)



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury pulls out of Ustinov fight

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital. Fury had already coped with a last minute change when original opponent Dereck Chisora pulled out with a fractured hand earlier in the week and promoter Frank Warren secured world ranked Belarusian Ustinov to step in. Tyson’s uncle and trainer Peter took the decision to pull him out of the fight rather than sending him into the ring with his mind not focused.

Warren said, “I’m very, very, disappointed for the fans. After Dereck Chisora pulled out because of his hand injury, we worked very hard to secure a world ranked opponent in Ustinov. It’s sad that his uncle Hughie is in a serious condition and our thoughts are with him. The show will still go ahead and as before it’s a great card with Billy Joe Saunders, Liam Smith, Terry Flanagan and Jack Catterall and Nathan Brough all in title action. We will be announcing the rescheduled date for Chisora v Fury next week.”



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing

The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City with David Carmona (17-2-4, 3 KOs) scoring a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Ricardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 96-94 as Carmona claimed the vacant WBO Youth super flyweight title. This was the first fight for Carmona since coming up short in world title challenge against WBO champion Omar Narvaez last December.

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July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Pitbull Gomez mauls Paris

Unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a very impressive ten round unanimous decision over Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Gomez attacked Paris with violent charges throughout the bout. “Pitbull” dropped Paris in round four and staggered him again later in the round, but the super rugged Paris hung tough until the end. Scores were 100-89 on all cards.

2012 U.S. Olympian middleweight Terrell Gausha (11-0, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Ronnie Warrior Jr. (15-9-1, 5 KOs). A body shot put Warrior down and he did not beat the count. Time was 2:59.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (10-0, 9 KOs) needed less than a minute to annihilate Demetrius Walker (7-6-1, 4 KOs). Walker down three times in 48 seconds.



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Soro, Douglas battle to a draw at ShoBox 200

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) and former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) battled to a ten round draw in the main event of the landmark 200th telecast of ShoBox at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Douglas built up an early lead, then withstood a furious assault by Soro in rounds eight and nine. Scores were 96-94 Soro, 95-95, 95-95.

In a matchup of undefeated-yet-untested super middleweight prospects Jerry Odom (12-0, 11 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Vilier Quinonez (8-1, 5 KOs). Odom dropped Quininez in round four and again in the seventh. The bout was stopped after the knockdown in round seven. Time was 2:25.

Undefeated welterweight Cecil McCalla (19-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oscar Godoy (13-3, 6 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.

Lightweight Tony Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten lightweight Wanzell Ellison (11-1-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 79-73, 78-74. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia tops Prescott; Truax dominates Ennis

By Sam Geraci at ringside

Welterweight Roberto “La Amenaza” García (36-3, 23 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the UIC Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prescottscored a knockdown in round nine, but it wasn’t enough as Garcia prevailed with scores of 96-93, 95-94, 96-92. Garcia controlled the early rounds with his aggression, wide shots and occasional shoves. Toward the end of the fight, however, Prescott managed to set up his right hand with his superior movement and even managed to floor Garcia with a right in the ninth. Although Garcia cited poor balance for the knockdown, Prescott was able to wobble Garcia on more than one occasion.

After the bout, Garcia commented on the fight and his new standing as an ‘A side’ fighter. “I really like the way they’ve been moving me. I’m not used to all of this, so it’s been great. Prescott was tough in there, and his movement gave me some trouble. The knockdown wasn’t anything; my feet were just all out of position. I’m looking forward to big things real soon,” said Garcia. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank

WBO Lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford “the Pride of Omaha” visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday to meet with war veterans including former world champ and Vietnam veteran Saoul Mamby. Also, Crawford visited with Verizon Call Center employees.

Crawford in in town to attend Saturday night’s card at Madison Square Garden, a venue he’d like to fight in himself someday.

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July 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 at the scales

UFC on FOX 12, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown and the light heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson and Rogerio Nogueira, airs live on FOX from the SAP Center in San Jose, California at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FOX for four televised prelims at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and four early prelim bouts will be available on UFC FIGHT PASS at 4:15pm ET / 1:15 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Matt Brown (172.5**) VS Robbie Lawler (171)

FOX MAIN CARD
Rogerio Nogueira (205.5) VS Anthony Johnson (204.5)
Dennis Bermudez (146) VS Clay Guida (145)
Bobby Green (155.5) VS Josh Thomson (155)

FOX PRELIMS
Jorge Masvidal (155.5) VS Daron Cruickshank (155.5)
Patrick Cummins (206) VS Kyle Kingsbury (204.5)
Tim Means (170.5) VS Hernani Perpetuo (171)
Brian Ortega (145.5) VS Mike De La Torre (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Tiago Trator (155) VS Akbarh Arreola (155.5)
Gilbert Burns (170) VS Andreas Stahl (171)
Joanna Jedrzejcyk (115) VS Juliana Lima (116.5*)
Noad Lahat (145) VS Steven Siler (146)

*Lima, who initially weighed in at 117, will be fined 20% of her purse (10% to the commission and 10% to her opponent)

**Brown has one hour to make weight.

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146
Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4
Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael Gbenga 173.6

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico

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Photos: Zanfer

Fernando Montiel 127 vs. Jesús Ríos 127
Mario Rodríguez 108 vs. Junior Granados 108
Salvador Hernández 122.3 vs. Javier Cifuentes 122
Nustien Sánchez 115.5 vs. Donovan Salazar 115.3
Luis E. Custodio 128 vs. José Cifuentes 127.9

Venue: Auditorio Municipal
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Golden Boy brings back Don Chargin

Legendary matchmaker Don Chargin is back with the Golden Boy Promotions team. “Don is not just a legend of boxing, but a good friend and loyal advisor for years,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “I’m excited to have him on board again, and together we’re going to deliver the best fights to the fans for years to come.”

“I’m happy to be back with Golden Boy Promotions, and hearing Oscar’s commitment to putting on great fights and signing top-notch talent has me excited to get back to work here,” said Chargin. ” Oscar’s always been a good friend, and he puts the fans first, which is something all promoters should aspire to.”



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cojanu TKOs Pucheta in 7 in China

Heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (11-1, 6 KOs) impressivley stopped Alberto Pucheta (30-10, 30 KOs) to claim the the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title on Friday night in Changsha, China. The 6’8 Romanian-born and Southern California-based Cojanu broke down Pucheta steadily, finally dropping Pucheta in round seven. Pucheta beat the count but his corner waved the bout off. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin and Geale make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: HBO/Will Hart

Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs. Daniel Geale 159.2
(WBA middleweight championship)

Bryant Jennings 222.6 vs. Mike Perez 242.2
Ola Afolabi 198.6 vs. Anthony Caputo Smith 199.2
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison 147.6 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 147.8
Julian Rodriguez 141.6 vs. Yankton Southern 140.6

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Promoter: K2, Gary Shaw
TV: HBO

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. makes weight for fight in Latvia

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By Przemek Garczarczyk

Don’t go looking for Roy Jones Jr. at ringside for Saturday night’s Madison Square Garden card. Rather than doing color commentary on the HBO telecast, Roy is in Latvia where he will be defending his World Boxing Union cruiserweight title (German Version) against Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga.

Jones scaled in today at 195.9, while Fry weighed 195.5.



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6
(WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title)
Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8
(WBO International light heavyweight title)
Christina Hammer 152.5 vs. Anne Sophie Mathis 151.8
(WBO female jr middleweight championship)

Venue: Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)

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July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Ustinov outweighs Fury by 23lbs

Tyson Fury 257 vs. Alexander Ustinov 280
Billy Joe Saunders 159.5 vs. Emanuele Blandamura 159.4
(vacant European middleweight championship)
Liam Smith 154 vs. Jason Welborn 153.2
(British light-middleweight title)
Terry Flanagan 135 vs. Martin Gethin 134.6
(vacant British lightweight title
Jack Catterall 139.5 vs. Nathan Brough 140
Ronnie Heffron 152 vs. Liam Williams 153.3

Venue: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Frank Warren



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver

Photos and weights by Leann Perez

Manny Perez 146.2 vs. Daniel Cazada 147
Raul Carrillo 150.6 vs. Jeremiah Torres 149.7
Joey Montoya 183.6 vs. Leo Pla 188
Tommy Atencio 129.4 vs. Hilario Medina 128.6
Decker Duran 153.2 vs. Juan Medina 153.4
Andrew Scripture 188 vs. Hector Lumba 190

Promoter:Airtight Boxing
Venue: Salon Madrid, Denver, Colorado



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Cojanu looks to make statement in China

Photo: Journeyman Management

Photo: Journeyman Management


6’8 Romanian-born, Southern California-based heavyweight prospect Razvan Cojanu (10-1, 5 KOs) takes on Alberto Pucheta (30-9, 30 KOs) of Argentina today Changsha, China. The scheduled twelve round clash for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title headlines a card presented by Wu Shi Niu / Liu Gang (Zovi Boxing Promotions).

Also on the card, Cojanu’s stablemate 2012 Olympian super bantamweight Isaac Dogboe (2-0, 1 KO) will meet debuting Tanee Piewuan in a 6 round undercard bout. (more…)



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez, Ramirez in the spotlight Saturday

UniMás’ Solo Boxeo Tecate returns Saturday night with undefeated hot prospects Jose Benavidez Jr. and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez leading the way from the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (20-0, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time at home since 2011. He’ll face Henry Aurad (16-8-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round Youth NABF title clash. “I’m very excited to fight at home for my people and to contest a title for an audience that I’m sure will fully support me,” Benavidez said.

Valdez (12-0, 11 KOs), who represented Mexico at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, will face Juan Ruiz (23-14, 7 KOs) in a eight round fight in the featherweight division. “I’m happy to be fighting in Phoenix because it’s near my home (Nogales) and many people can come to support me who haven’t had a chance to see me fight as a professional,” said Valdez, who is 3-0 so far this year.



July 25th, 2014

UFC

Predictions: UFC on FOX 12

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side. The Nostradamus of MMA has been on a roll lately. They say pride goeth before the fall, and while that may have been true for Oedipus, there’s no way that sort of thing applies to me . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Bika: I am very sure Geale can win against Golovkin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC super middleweight champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika has sparred over 300 rounds with former WBA, IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale and Bika is sure Geale will shock the boxing world next Saturday and take the current WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to school, defeating “GGG” over twelve rounds in Madison Square Garden. Bika said, “Daniel Geale is a great fighter. Yes he has improved and has been working very hard to regain the titles. I am very sure he can win against Golovkin with the right game plan.”



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

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By Felipe Leon
Photo: Alvin Miller Abraham

Aaron Garcia 128 vs Daniel Ramirez 128
Viktor Chernous 138 vs Ivan Zavala 144
Joe Perez 122 vs Gabriel Braxton 122
Riccy Hood 136 vs Norberto Pantaleon 136

When: Friday, July 25th, 7:30PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents
Info: www.SanDiegoFights.com



July 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Jessie Vargas Fan Fest Appreciation Day

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

Undefeated WBA Jr. Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the “Pride of Las Vegas” holds a fan fest appreciation and media day for his upcoming first title fight against undefeated Anton Novikov from Chelyabinsk, Russia on the undercard of Brandon Rios vs Diego Chaves, Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.

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July 25th, 2014




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