Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Español Fightnews Team
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, ...

>> continued

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 ...

>> continued

UniMas Weights from Dallas

UniMas Weights from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Top Rank Mike Alvarado 147.75 vs. Josh Torres 147.75 Matt Korobov 162.75 vs. Brian Vera 162.4 Erick De Leon 130.25 vs. Carlos ...

>> continued

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

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 ...

>> continued

Thurman and Porter make weight

Thurman and Porter make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Keith Thurman 146 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBA world welterweight title) Porter stripped naked and was right on the limit. Jarrett ...

>> continued

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna;

1
Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

2
UniMas Weights from Dallas

UniMas Weights from Dallas

3
Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win

4
Thurman and Porter make weight

Thurman and Porter make weight

5


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Boxing News

Gilberto Ramirez excited as championship bout nears

Gilberto-Ramirez-4
For Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez the excitement of his first world championship fight continues to grow as the bout nears. The hard punching lefty is a little over a month away for facing legendary champion Arthur Abraham for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on April 9 in the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley Pay per view card in Las Vegas.

“This camp has really gone fast. We have work really hard, with a lot of intensity, but the excitement for the fight has made this camp fun too. We are focused and putting in the work and we will be ready on April 9 to become world champion,” said Ramirez.

Ramirez has been training in Long Beach, California for the fight and has been sparring with young contender David Benavidez and has also travel to the Wild Card in Hollywood to get some sparring in Freddie Roach gym. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Fans invited to Diaz/Foreman media day

Former lightweight world champion Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz and heavyweight legend ‘Big George’ Foreman, will host a huge media day workout this Tuesday at noon at the George Foreman Youth Center (2202 Lone Oak Rd, Houston, TX) as a prelude to the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be held on Saturday March 19th at the Arena Theatre in ‘Space City.’ Fans are invited to attend the workout.

Diaz (40-4, 19 KOs) is scheduled to rumble against Mexico’s Fernando Garcia (30-7-2, 19 KOs) in the main event of the card that will take place in front of his hometown fans. Also on the card, former welterweight world titlist ‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KOs) will battle against Saul Corral (19-6, 10 KOs) in the bout that will open the March 19 UniMas telecast. The fights will be televised in the United States at 11 p.m. ET/PT on UniMas’s ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate.’

Presented by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, remaining tickets ($100, $60 and $30, plus applicable charges) for the March 19 ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ event can be purchased at the Arena Theatre’s box office, on www.ArenaHouston.com or by calling 713-772-5900.



March 10th, 2016


Boxing News

Off-TV lineup for Burbank UniMas card

While boxing fans from around the world witness the main event on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo on Unimas, the undercard of Valley Fight Night should also deliver on its share of excitement. Here’s a preview of some of the notable bouts TV viewers might miss out on but fans at the Burbank Marriott Events Center will enjoy.

Miguel Marriaga (21-1, 18KOs) vs. Adones Aguelo (24-12-2, 16KOs) – 8 Rounds
Columbia’s world-ranked Miguel Marriaga comes into every bout with relentless pressure and aggression that only few boxers can handle. But Filipino Adones Aguelo has hung around with the best of them and has only been stopped in two professional bouts while showing a proficiency to get the better of most of his opponents. This bout will be a classic battle of wills that will likely be decided in the later rounds. But not before what is sure to be several rounds of fireworks from both combatants. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Former Amateur star Joey Alday signs with Montoya-Ruibal Boxing Management

Photo:  Porfirio C. Barron Jr.

Photo: Porfirio C. Barron Jr.


By Jeff Zimmerman

Former amateur sensation Joey Alday out of Odessa, Texas, has signed with longtime Dallas boxing backer Michael Montoya and his business partner Mike Ruibal under the banner Montoya- Ruibal Boxing Management.

Alday amassed over 200 wins with only 25 losses as an amateur. He was the #1 ranked 152-pounder in the nation three years in a row with over 45 international bouts. He was hoping to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics this summer however his dream came to an end as he lost at the Trials, but his future is bright. (more…)



March 10th, 2016


UFC

Weidman taking positives, learning from defeat

Chris Weidman rolled into UFC 194 as the undisputed middleweight champion, the man that ended Anderson Silva’s long reign over the division before tacking on three more impressive victories to cement his standing as the best in the 185-pound ranks . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Patrick Nielsen: My little brother is ready for the big time

Photo: Team Sauerland

Patrick Nielsen says his little brother Micki Nielsen (20-0, 14 KOs) can prove he is ready to face the best in the division by defending his WBC International Cruiserweight title against Mirko Larghetti (24-1, 16 KOs) on March 19 at the Albertslund Musikteatret.

Micki Nielsen faces the toughest test of his career against the former World title challenger Larghetti, who has suffered just one defeat in his twenty-five-fight career, inflicted by former WBO World Champion Marco Huck in August 2014.

‘’It will be a tough fight, but Micki is ready,’’ says Nielsen. ‘’I’ve been with him in the gym and I’ve seen him spar, and he’s in the best shape of his life.’’

The southpaw siblings are both trained by former two-time World Champion Joey Gamache, and while the focus has been on the younger of the two Danish boxing brothers, Patrick has been a constant figure in the gym offering his little brother support and encouragement. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Ruiz looks to shine on Telemundo tomorrow

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing continue the spring season this Friday in Mexico City. The main event will feature local junior lightweights Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2-1, 6 KOs) against Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (18-5, 10 KOs) in a ten-rounder for Ruiz’ WBO Latino title. The site of the fight will be the Blackberry Auditorium.

Ruiz stepped up his game in his last two fights traveling abroad for the first time as a professional. He split those fights and feels the experiences will be favorable for him versus Montes de Oca. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer and Gutknecht exchange words

Photo: Team Sauerland

Things are heating up ahead of Saturday night’s WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight between Juergen Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) and Eduard Gutknecht (29-3-1, 12 KOs) at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The domestic rivals do battle for a second time following a closely contested European title fight in February 2013, which saw Braehmer take the belt from Gutknecht with a closely contested points decision.

With the rematch approaching, the fighters wasted no time trading verbal jabs at the final pre-fight press conference, where there was one notable absentee, the coveted WBA title, which had mysteriously disappeared. Gutknecht, who is aiming to get his hands on the missing belt, hit back at claims from Braehmer’s camp that he is a ‘dirty fighter,’ and said his ‘hunger’ will prove the difference in their World Championship bout. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Jesse Hart vows to bring championship boxing back to Philadelphia

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Super middleweight Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 19-0, 16 KOs, held a media workout today at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia to publicize his upcoming fight against Dashon Johnson, 19-18-3, 6 KOs. The 10-round bout for Hart’s NABO and USBA 168-pound title belts is scheduled for Friday, March 18th at the 2300 Arena in South Philly.

Ticket sales have been brisk ever since the moment they went on sale. In fact, if you don’t already have your tickets, the best you can do now is to try for one of the limited “standing room only” tickets that have just been announced – but you better not delay.

“This event right here sets me apart,” Hart said. “Sold Out. We have standing room only tickets. This is what sets us apart from any Philadelphia fighter you can name. Jesse sold the Arena out. Nobody else is fighting here. If you look at any other top fighter from Philadelphia, they all fighting in different places. None of them brought it here. I told Bob (Arum) and Carl Moretti that I wanted to fight here and they made it happen.” (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Selby to defend belt against Hunter

Lee Selby will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against mandatory challenger Eric Hunter at The O2 in London on April 9. Selby will be his first defence on British soil after he made his maiden defense against Fernando Montiel in Arizona in October, defeating the three-weight World champion on points. He now faces his first mandatory defence in the shape of Philadelphia’s Hunter.

“I can’t wait,” said Selby. “I’ve always wanted to box on April 9 and I’ve been working towards that and my head’s been on it, so now it’s confirmed its great news. Hunter looks decent and it will be a good fight, but I am more than ready for this one. It’s always nice to fight in front of your home fans so it will be great to have my second defence in front of my own people. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

An evening with “Dark Destroyer” Nigel Benn

Hungarian boxer Alexander Horvath gorges on snake blood to prepare for Vijender Singh

Derry Matthews talks about his rough ride to the top



March 10th, 2016

UFC

‘Mystic Mac’ knows who will win Cruz-Faber

The UFC’s next trilogy fight is scheduled as Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will fight for the bantamweight belt at UFC 199. Hear from Faber and what’s and a special prediction from Conor McGregor in this edition of the UFC Minute . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Nonito Donaire Update

Photos: Top Rank

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) is preparing at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas for his April 23 world title defense at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines. “The Filipino Flash” will risk his belt against #4 rated Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8 KOs) of Hungary.

donaire-toprankgym02

More photos



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

It’s official: Wilder-Povetkin headed to Russia

No surprise. The fight between the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin will be held in Russia. This was officially announced by promoter Andrey Ryabinsky, head of World of Boxing. Ryabinsky, who won a purse bid to host the match, had 14 days to decide on the date and venue. At the end of the allotted period, it was determined that the fight will take place in Russia with the exact date and city to be announced in the near future.



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Teddy Atlas GOES OFF on Freddie Roach

While Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley are keeping it low key, their trainers Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas aren’t holding back.

Teddy and Tim are training in the blazing desert heat of Palm Springs, Calif. Freddie and Manny are scheduled to begin training at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Monday, March 14.



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Spence: I know I’ll be the next big star in boxing / Algieri: Spence hasn’t fought anyone

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and former world champion Chris Algieri went face-to-face for the first time Wednesday at a press conference at Gallagher’s Steakhouse in Manhattan as they discussed their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC showdown taking place Saturday, April 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Also in attendance Wednesday was former world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham, who takes on cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Glowacki, and undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne, who faces undefeated Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic.

Some of the highlights:

Errol Spence Jr: “A lot of people have been asking me when I was going to fight top competition. When you look good in the ring, nobody wants to fight you. Established guys don’t want to fight you, so I want to thank Chris Algieri for taking this fight. It would be a major statement if I could stop Chris Algieri.

Chris Algieri: “Spence hasn’t fought anyone. I don’t think he’s fought a guy who’s tried to win. To label me as a gatekeeper against someone who hasn’t made real fights isn’t really a fair distinction. He’s done all his work against guys who were tailor made for him to beat up. He hasn’t fought a guy with footwork or a guy who can box. He hasn’t fought many guys who were in there to win. It will be a really eye-opening experience for him and a lot of people on April 16.”

(more…)



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Rigondeaux returns to Miami – Dickens fight is OFF

Warren: "We have yet to establish how and why he flew to the USA and further, how he managed to fly anywhere when the normal practice is, when applying for a Visa, that you hand your passport in and get it back when the Visa is issued."

Frank Warren Statement: Following various and conflicting reports as to the situation regarding Guillermo Rigondeaux, Queensberry Promotions (“QP”) would like to state the facts as to why Rigondeaux will NOT be arriving in the UK to take part in his contracted fight against British Champion Jazza Dickens at the Echo Arena, Liverpool as chief support to the WBO world title fight between Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews this Saturday (12th March).

QP have been working closely throughout with Dino Duva and his team at Roc Nation Sports (“RNS”) who are all experienced boxing people and who promote Rigondeaux alongside Caribe Promotions. RNS were made aware very early in the negotiation process that Rigondeaux, being a Cuban national, would need an entry Visa in order to travel to the UK, but would not need a work permit, due to his international sporting status and this being a singular international event. Accordingly, QP issued the necessary supporting documentation for his application and accordingly, the Visa was correctly applied for by Team Rigondeaux.

QP was informed on 29th February that Rigondeaux had travelled to Russia to set up a training camp alongside his trainer Pedro Diaz, who was there preparing Ruslan Chagaev for his WBA World Heavyweight title fight against Lucas Browne last weekend. Therefore, his Visa was applied for at the UK Visa Application Centre in Moscow and following the application, his appointment took place on the 29th February, after which we were advised that “all papers were filed and being processed.” (more…)



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Ronnie Shields: Molina a very risky fight for Adamek

adamek-molina-promoBy Przemek Garczarczyk

“Tomek Adamek will do everything he can – he promised that – to make this an exciting, offensive fight. Adamek going forward, exchanging punches is the worst possible way to fight vs. Molina. Eric knows how to play possum… and explode with hard punches. Not one punch – whole combinations,” said highly regarded trainer Ronnie Shields discussing the upcoming IBF Intercontinental title bout between #8 WBC ranked Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KO) and Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KO) in a Fightnews.com® interview.

Ronnie – you’re in a unique position to voice an opinion about the upcoming (April 2, Krakow, Polsat Boxing Night) Tomasz Adamek-Eric Molina clash. You worked with Adamek and Eric Molina was one of the main sparring partners for your new protégé Artur Szpilka before the Deontay Wilder WBC championship fight.

Don’t forget that Szpilka also fought Adamek. And won. To be honest, I was surprised when this fight was announced. I learned a lot about Eric Molina when he was sparring with “The Pin” Szpilka. I have a lot of respect for his power, work ethic, and ring intelligence. One of the toughest matchups for Adamek to go back to the heavyweight elite. Very risky bout for Tomek – it’s very possible that he’ll be knocked out in his home country. (more…)



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. injury KOs Badou Jack challenge

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has reportedly pulled out of a proposed April 30 fight against WBC super middleweight world champion Badou Jack, citing an injury to his left heel. Chavez will not be able to train for three weeks. No decision has been made on whether the fight will be rescheduled or if Jack will now go a different direction.



March 9th, 2016

UFC

Paige VanZant draws Dancing With The Stars assignment

Following in the footsteps of UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, strawweight contender Paige VanZant will be the third UFC fighter to grace the dance floor when she competes on season 22 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which premieres on March 21 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Santos-Martz rematch set for April 9

Boxing returns to Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire, on April 9 when New England heavyweight beltholder Alexis Santos (15-1, 13 KOs) takes on Daniel Martz (14-3-1, 11 KOs) in a ten rounder for a WBA regional belt. The bout will be a rematch with Santos looking to reverse his only career loss. Referee Steve Smoger has been booked to be the third man in the ring for the bout. Hall of Famer Russell Peltz is the matchmaker for the Big Six Entertainment card. In addition to the live action, the evening will also feature a tribute to New Hampshire boxing legend and former heavyweight world champion Jack Sharkey, and following the main event, ticketholders can see a closed circuit live simulcast of Pacquiao-Bradley 3. . “For boxing fans, this event has everything; a heavyweight championship, the Pacquiao-Bradley fight and the best local professional boxing in New England. This event at The Rock signifies the role that New Hampshire plays in bringing world class boxing to the region,” said Al Valenti, event coordinator.

Tickets go on sale Saturday March 12 and are $35 (general admission), $45 (reserved) and $75 (ringside seating), and parking at the racetrack is free.



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Caveat Emptor: Boxing and the NFL

pacquiao-bradley3
By Bill Dwyre

Over the years, as a sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times, I received no fewer than 200 emails that asked a version of the same question: How can you write so favorably and passionately about boxing when you keep ripping the NFL and its concussions. Isn’t that two-faced, unfair? Aren’t boxers concussed as much as football players?

The emails added up to 200 guilt trips. When you have a quick and logical answer for a reader, you fire off an explanatory response and feel fine. When 200 readers seem to have a point, you squirm.

I don’t deny that I like boxing, nor that I am fascinated by its people and its never-ending story lines.

The NFL? Not so much. I always despised its control-freak approach to everything, its holier-than-thou attitude. I covered enough Super Bowls to learn how to join the media crowd, click my heels and say “Moo, Moo.” (more…)



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Opponent named for Roy Jones Jr.

47-year-old former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (62-9, 45 KOs) will step into the ring against a selected boxing fan on a March 20 pay-per-view event with $100,000 on the line. Fans were asked to submit up to a 90-second video explaining why they’re worthy of stepping into the ring with Roy. Over 1500 entries were received. The winner was 33-year-old Vyron Phillips of St. Paul, Minnesota. Phillips is listed as having an amateur boxing record of 6-1 and he is currently an MMA fighter. If he defeats Jones in a boxing match, he’ll earn $100,000.



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley Desert Smash Celebrity Event for St Jude Children Hospital

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

5-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley put down the boxing gloves Tuesday and replaced them with a tennis racquet during the 12th Annual Desert Smash Celebrity event benefiting St. Jude Hospital at The Westin in Rancho Mirage, California. Bradley auctioned off two ringside seats to his rubber match bout against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao April 9th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV live on Pay Per View promoted by Top Rank.bradley-tennis05

More photos



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

How Lucas Browne beat Ruslan Chagaev – and time

Meet Australian’s first heavyweight champion

Frank Bruno knows he can’t return to boxing 

Boxer Jamie Kavanagh speaks out for first time since Regency Hotel attack



March 9th, 2016

UFC

McGregor drops in latest rankings, Tate rises

Conor McGregor’s featherweight belt wasn’t on the line when he moved up two weight classes to fight at 170 pounds against Nate Diaz last Saturday at UFC 196. But McGregor’s pound-for-pound standing took a hit after the Irishman suffered his first UFC loss . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

DiBella inks Richar Abril

DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of former WBA world lightweight champion Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Abril is expected to make his much-anticipated ring return this spring with the bout likely taking place in New York. Abril will be returning to the ring after a year and a half absence. Following his world title defense against previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0) in September 2014, Abril was stricken with dengue fever that he contracted from a mosquito bite while training in Cuba to defend his title against Derry Matthews in early 2015. Abril was forced to vacate his title as he battled through the illness. Now back and 100 percent healthy, Abril will look to quickly regain his world championship under the DiBella Entertainment banner.



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Galeano-Lee collide in NYC turf war

On Wednesday, March 30th, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returns to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan. In the main event bout of the evening, former friends, and now crosstown rivals, Chris Galeano (10-0, 1 KO) and DeVaun Lee (6-2, 3 KOs) will battle it out for New York bragging rights as well as Galeano’s New York State (NYS) middleweight crown when the two meet in a scheduled 10-rounder.

“This is a great fight for Broadway Boxing and a great fight for New York,” said promoter Lou DiBella. “This is what the series has been built on, great local matchups featuring New York prospects fighting one another on their way up the rankings. Galeano and Lee developed in the amateurs together, have sparred countless times, and are now fighting each other in what is the most important matchup of their young careers.”



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Marc Pacaliwangan: The new Pacman?

By Paul Salgado

The ability to make hard decisions is part of life’s maturing process and the same holds true in the development of a professional fighter’s career, where fortune can change in an instant and there is no ironclad template for success. Undefeated, Filipino-Canadian prospect Marc “El Gwapo” Pacaliwangan realizes those tough choices may be the difference between destiny fulfilled, and destiny forestalled. The undefeated junior featherweight is 25 years old; young for a man of the world, but arguably middle-aged for a fighter orbiting around his talent rich weight class.

Now 9-0-1 with seven knockouts since his debut in September of ’12, Pagcaliwangan determined the legitimate pursuit of a world title necessitated the mentorship of a world class trainer. (more…)



March 8th, 2016

UFC

McGregor dared to be great – nothing wrong with that

In 1975, when the 41st round of combat between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was done, capped off by their epic third bout, better known as the “Thrilla in Manila,” two of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever let their guard down after punishing each other physically and verbally for years . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Guillermo Rigondeaux Visa Update

Frank Warren Statement Regarding Guillermo Rigondeaux: Some recent comments have appeared on social media and web sites concerning the arrival into the UK of Guillermo Rigondeaux for his fight against Jazza Dickens this Saturday, 12 March, at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on the undercard of Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews’ WBO World Lightweight title fight. To clarify, Queensberry Promotions are the promoter of the event that Rigondeaux will feature on and the application for his Visa has been handled by his promoters RocNation and Caribe Promotions for his entry into the UK.

Queensberry Promotions are working alongside Dino Duva from RocNation in order to assist Rigondeaux with his Visa issues and travel to the UK from Russia, where he has been at training camp. Mr. Duva has been in constant contact with Queensberry Promotions with updates on the situation and just last night sent a message to promoter Frank Warren:

Frank,

Pursuant to our discussion a few minutes ago, I just wanted to update and clarify for you the status of the Guillermo Rigondeaux visa matter. As a fellow promoter, I know and respect that this is frustrating for you, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing your March 12 event promotion. Rigondeaux went to Russia to train for the Dickens fight, and has been attempting to get his UK visa expedited there as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, they have encountered obstacles the past week or so due to a Russian Holiday that prevented the process from getting done. Rigondeaux and his training team were at the embassy in Moscow again today trying to work on it, but unfortunately were unsuccessful. Please be assured that we will continue to work on this matter with all our efforts, and are hopeful that we can get this taken care of in time to get to Liverpool for the event.

I will contact you on Tuesday to keep you updated on the status.

Best regards,
Dino Duva

All parties are working extremely hard to resolve the situation to ensure that Rigondeaux receives his Visa and once confirmed a statement will be released via RocNation and Queensberry Promotions.



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Shawn Porter to fight Lanardo Tyner in exhibition

“Showtime” Shawn Porter will hold a special 12-round exhibition match on Saturday, March 12 that will stream live on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Facebook page in lieu of his cancelled welterweight title showdown against Keith Thurman. In an effort to stay active and give his fans an opportunity to see him in live action, Porter will hold an old-fashioned exhibition against Lanardo Tyner (30-10-2, 19 KOs) at his gym – Porter Hy-Performance Center at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday. After the bout, Porter will host a 30-minute Facebook Live video Q&A to interact directly with fans about what’s next for him.

For his exhibition showdown with Tyner, the fighters will wear headgear and use 16-ounce gloves. The fighters will weigh-in the day before the match, but there will be no involvement from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “Mock” judges and a professional referee will be used to score the fight and complete the atmosphere of a fight night.

“We decided to do this because we needed the things associated with a big fight – the atmosphere, the crowd, the lights,” said Ken Porter, Shawn’s father and trainer. “We’re going to have everything a big fight will have – a weigh-in the Friday before, the referee, the ring card girls. Mentally and physically Shawn needs this because he hasn’t fought in 10 months.” (more…)



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Claggett-Bryan added to Judah-Torres card

Canadian domestic welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (23-2-1, 16 KOs) takes on Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs) in an eight round “special attraction” this Saturday on the inaugural “Knockout Night at the D”, airing on CBS Sports Network from the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

Former two division world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) headlines against Josh “Pitbull” Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs) in the ten round main event. (more…)



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Lucas Browne gave up singing career for boxing

Manny Pacquiao not postponing Bradley fight for senate

Joseph Parker ready to “humiliate” Lucas Browne



March 8th, 2016

UFC

UFC 196 Blog: The Greatest of Upsets, the Most Stinging of Defeats

Nate Diaz’s face is bleeding after an ordeal of a first round. Walking down the seemingly unstoppable force that is Conor McGregor, he finds success with a jab-cross combination that the Irishman scoffed at only five minutes before. Suddenly McGregor is moving backwards and Diaz is coming after him . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

. . . .

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 8th, 2016




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.










+1 us on