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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready

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UFC

UFC 197 at the scales

UFC 197, which is headlined by the UFC interim light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux, and the flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – interim UFC light heavyweight five-round title fight
Jon Jones (205 lbs) vs Ovince Saint Preux (205 lbs)

Co-Main Event – Flyweight title fight
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs Henry Cejudo (125)

Pay-Per-View main Card
Anthony Pettis (156) vs Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs Rafael Natal (186)
Yair Rodriguez (145.5) vs Andre Fili (146)

FS1 Prelims
Sergio Pettis (126) vs Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs James Vick (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Walt Harris (255.5) vs Cody East (245.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs Clint Hester (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs Kevin Lee (156)

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Shocking News: Shindo to fight WBO female 118lb champ Fujioka in last bout as girl, take transsexual operation afterward, go on fighting as man

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

What a news it is! Although this reporter made out a draft of a press release—due to the local promoter’s request—for the press conference in Osaka on Thursday, I didn’t know such a shocking announcement would be made on the next day there.

What I wrote: WBO female bantamweight champion Naoko Fujioka (14-1, 6 KOs) will put her belt on the line against former WBC flyweight titlist Go Shindo (16-3, 11 KOs), from Osaka, under the WBO headquarters’ sanction at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on June 13.

WHAT THEY ANNOUNCED: Shindo, whose real name is Megumi Hashimoto and who is really a girl, will undergo a transsexual operation afterward in Thailand and resume fighting as a male boxer from the next year on.

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I am sorry to say that I am not so familiar with the so-called transsexual surgery, but within my limited knowledge Thailand is a world-famous place where the special man-to-woman or woman-to-man operation has been frequently made with a high technical standard. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016


Boxing News

Weights from Sweden

Erik Skoglund 173 vs. Ryno Liebenberg 173.2
Mikaela Lauren 148.8 vs. Ivana Habazin: 146.6
(WBC Female Super Welterweight title)
Otto Wallin 229 vs. Irineu Beato Costa Jr 249
Klara Svensson 148.1 vs. Lucia Morelli: TBA
Oscar Ahlin 171.7 vs. Patrick Mendy 171.9
Patricia Berghult 139.3 vs. Katarina Vistica TBA
Daniel Hartvig 150.5 vs. Nikoloz Gvajava 150.3
Angelique Hernandez 122.5 vs. Karina Kopinska 123.4

Venue: The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden
Promoter: Sauerland Event



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

It’s fight day in Chicago, as Hitz Boxing presents Fight Night at the Belvedere. Former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago firefighter Tommy Zbikowski makes his long-awaited return to the ring in a four-round cruiserweight bout versus Missouri’s Keith Jackson. A portion of the evening’s profits will be donated to the family of fallen firefighter Daniel Capuano.

Tommy Zbikowski 184 vs. Keith Jackson 185
Nick Ramirez 147 vs. Jacob Szilasi 145
Nick Mazurek 230 vs. Randy Easton 228
Giovanni Miletti 140 vs. DeShawn Debose 142
Nick Ramirez 112 vs. Luis Guerrero 112

Doors to The Belvedere Elk Grove open at 6:00, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $110 and $50, and are available at the door.



April 22nd, 2016


Boxing News

Chisora: Pulev has no idea how to fight

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora ​​pulled no punches when discussing his May 7 clash with Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, Germany. The bout will be for the vacant European heavyweight and also serve as an IBF eliminator.

“I just got back from California where I had a fantastic training camp and perfect sparring partners. I look forward to this fight. I think I’m going to knock out Pulev!” stated Chisora, who was just getting started.

​​”Pulev was always protected. His opponents were scrap, his fight record is ridiculous – and against Wladimir Klitschko, he was beaten up very badly. Pulev has no idea how to fight. I’m not worried. I’m telling you. He has boxed only shit-opponents. The best of them was Tony Thompson (laughs)! I’ve boxed Haye, Fury and Vitali Klitschko. On May 7, he’ll be surprised. This will not turn out well for him.”



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

Saint Preux thriving in underdog role; determined to win

If you look at Ovince Saint Preux’s timeline on Twitter (@003_OSP), there is a tweet pinned to the top of his feed that tells you everything you need to know about his mindset heading into Saturday’s UFC 197 main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Chocolatito looking to impress against Arroyo

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (44-0, 38 KOs) of Nicaragua returns to the ring Saturday night against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s) of Puerto Rico at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. “I am back fighting at the Forum the same arena my idol Alexis Arguello won his first world title against Ruben Olivares. For me its an honor, I cant describe it,” Gonzalez told Fightnews.com®.

Gonzalez began camp in his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua and relocated camp to Costa Rica with his longtime trainer Arnulfo Obando, co-trainer Wilmer Hernandez and father Luis Gonzalez where they completed their preparation. “I feel good motivated and I am in really good condition and ready to give a great fight Saturday night,” Chocolatito said. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Randall Bailey: I am going to KO Jeff Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF/WBA/WBO world champion and currently rated WBO #12 Randall Bailey (46-8, 39 KOs) is confident of defeating IBF #5, WBO #6, WBA #11 Jeff Horn (13-0, 8 KOs) inside the distance when they clash over twelve rounds next Wednesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“I am going to Australia to knock Jeff Horn out,” stated Bailey. “I’m not trying to go to a decision or scorecards – knockout – that’s what I’m training for. I’m going over to his hometown and whatever punch that lands correctly and accurately will probably produce a knockout. At the end I am going to shake his hand and get on the plane. Whatever is left of him.”

Bailey is coming off a knockout victory over Shusaku Fujinaka in seven rounds last October 2015 in South Korea. Horn is coming off a one-sided ten round decision victory over Ahmed El Mousaoui in December 2015.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire, Bedak make weight

Defending WBO junior featherweight world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) weighed in at 121.75 pounds and challenger Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8 KOs) scaled in at 121.5 pounds for their world title clash in Cebu City, Philippines.

The fight will be televised live on pay-per-view in the USA on Saturday, beginning at 8AM ET/5AM PT.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Jeff Horn becomes Australian boxing’s unlikely saviour

Nonito Donaire not interested in fighting ‘kids’ at Rio Olympics

Anthony Joshua surprises mom with new car

Kell Brook hasn’t turned down Miguel Cotto… “we would walk to the US to make it happen but Cotto wants an easier fight”



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

Stars of International Fight Week to appear at press event on Friday

Las Vegas – From legendary athletes and historic fights, to its undisputed place in the sports landscape, UFC has built an unforgettable legacy that stands the test of time. International Fight Week 2016, and the history-making UFC® 200 event, is a celebration of the heroes and moments that have paved the way, and those who are evolving the sport for the future . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund favored to beat Liebenberg

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg faces the toughest test of career when he meets the unbeaten Erik Skoglund of Sweden for the vacant IBO International light heavyweight title at the Johanneshov in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night. The 24-year-old Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs)has been at the forefront in the revival of Swedish boxing. On September 19, 2015, he made history when defending his IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title against Oleksandr Cherviak; the first championship fight on Swedish soil since the ban on professional boxing in Sweden since 1969. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

2012 Olympian Opetaia in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 2012 London Olympian heavyweight Jai Opetaia (3-0, 1 KO) will be in action against Orlando Vazquez (2-0) at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on Saturday on the undercard of the WBC super flyweight title clash between champion Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs) and Richie Mepranum (31-4-1,8KO’s). The 20-year-old Opetaia was Australia’s representative at the London Olympics at only 16 years losing narrowly to Teymur Mammadov of Aberbajan by a score of 11-12. Opetaia, who is managed by Hall of Famer and three time world champion Jeff Fenech, was recently chief sparring partner to Lucas Browne before his victory over Ruslan Chagaev to capture the WBA heavyweight crown.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Lomachenko-Martinez official announcement coming next week

World champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Roman “Rocky” Martinez, plus undefeated #2 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, will host a New York press conference next Thursday to announce a Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend championship card on June 11 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Lomachenko (11-1, 3 KOs), of Ukraine, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion, will be moving up to challenge Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), a three-time world champion from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, for his WBO junior lightweight world title. Verdejo (21-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against an opponent to be named. Both fights will be televised live on HBO.



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Sam Watson: Wade wanted GGG…and he will beat him!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We pick winners! It’s not about the money for Dominic. Both of these guys will fight on Saturday. And Wade will figure it out and win. I’m ready for an upset,” said the Face of PBC Sam Watson when asked by Fightnews.com® about his protégé during Thursday’s final Golovkin-Wade press conference in Los Angeles. “It’s his time now. Just watch what I’m saying, you watch this miracle! Just like the upcoming Khan vs. Canelo – watch that, because we only pick winners!”



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin-Wade, Gonzalez-Arroyo face off in LA

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Wilder: No concerns about fighting in Russia

Photo: Scott Foster

Undefeated WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder hosted a media workout Tuesday at the Skyy Gym in Northport, Ala. as he prepares to become the first reigning American heavyweight champion to travel to Russia to defend his title. In exactly one month, on Saturday, May 21, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will put his world title on the line against mandatory challenger and native Russian, Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs), in Moscow.

Here’s what Wilder said at his Media Workout day on Tuesday:

(On his expectations going to Russia…)

“My expectation is, of course, to win. To come back with that victory for America. This is a big fight, not just for myself, for America. It’s like Russia vs. America. I’ve been getting nothing but positive feedback from fans all over. Even if they weren’t a fan of Deontay Wilder they are now for this very fight. Hopefully I can win them over to stay a fan of Deontay Wilder after this fight. I think it’s a great fight. I think it’s a great thing that we’re going over to Russia defending my title in somebody else’s backyard. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Eric Molina targets Anthony Joshua

Interview & photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“I don’t think Joshua fought somebody who does that AND is a smart fighter. Can he go out and look good, for one, two, three, four rounds? Yeah – we know that. But it doesn’t prove he’s a championship caliber fighter. Lots of fighters can do that. What I want to exploit? His inexperience when not everything goes your way,” said heavyweight contender Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) in a Fightnews.com® interview.

Molina, the IBF Intercontinental titleholder, is staking his claim to be the next in the ring against undefeated new IBF world champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs). (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire-Bedak on PPV in the USA

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2012 Fighter of the Year and five-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) is in Cebu City, Philippines, where on Saturday he’ll defend his WBO junior featherweight world title against the #4 world-rated contender Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8 KOs), of Hungary.

The fight will be televised live on pay-per-view in the USA on Saturday, beginning at 8AM ET/5AM PT. For more information on the pay-per-view go to: http://www.indemand.com/event/boxing-donaire-vs-bedak/.

[Donaire On fighting in the Philippines] “They tell me over 30,000 are coming to my fight Saturday night in Cebu. Everywhere I go, like in the mall in Cebu, people surround me four or five deep asking for pictures and autographs. I am so excited and so blessed for all of this to happen.

[On his opponent Zsolt Bedak] “He is banking on his ability to outbox me. He’s not going to brawl with me.” (more…)



April 21st, 2016

UFC

Barboza getting inside help for fight vs. Pettis

In what could be one of the greatest stand-up matchups seen in the UFC lightweight division in years, Edson “Junior” Barboza will take on former champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at UFC 197 Jones vs Saint Preux on April 23 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund overcomes injury doubts, ready for Ryno

Photo: KGZ Fougstedt

Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) has overcome his injury doubts ready to tackle a tough twelve-round test against South African fighter Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hovet in Stockholm.

‘’My training couldn’t have gone better,’’ said Skoglund. ‘’I’ve had some of my toughest sparring sessions and felt perfect afterwards – not only physically, but also mentally.’’

This may sound like a cliché statement from a boxer trying to intimidate his opponent, but for Skoglund, who underwent a serious back operation last year, this is important news. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin: Every fight is a big test for me

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chria Farina/K2 Promotions

We caught up with unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) prior to Saturday’s showdown with undefeated IBF mandatory contender Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) at the Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO. “I am very excited,” Golovkin told Fightnews.com®. “This is my second home and fighting at the Forum, I know what it means. There are fans that are there for boxing and are true fans.”

Golovkin held training camp at his trainer Abel Sanchez’s Summit headquarters in Big Bear, California, where he finds comfort training in the high altitude surroundings. “Camp has gone very well. Saturday was my last day. I’m relaxing now and waiting for the fight,” Golovkin said. “I am focused and ready.”

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez told us “We’ve had a little more time than normal, so he came in for nine weeks. It’s usually eight weeks, but because we had six months off we decided to train a little more. It went well and he is just anxious to get back in the ring.” (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Joshua’s first world title defense set for June 25

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his IBF world heavyweight title at London’s O2 Arena on June 25. Joshua landed the belt at the same venue last month, dispatching Charles Martin inside two rounds. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist returns to the scene of that win for his first defence, with further information on his opponent and ticket sale dates to be released next week.

“If there is a date to get in your diary its June 25th – first title defense, The O2,” said Joshua. “Opponent to be announced but I just spoke to coach and I told him I am feeling great and I can’t wait to get back in to camp. I want to be active so that is why I chose the closest date. I appreciate you guys and I can’t wait to see you again and put on a great performance.”



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Big card set for East London, South Africa

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Simphiwe Vetyeka meets Tsuyoshi Tameda of Japan in the main event of a bumper tournament at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa on Friday night. The event, which is presented by Andile Sidinile of Sijuta Promotions, will be televised live on SS9.

Also on the bill are two International fights with former Japanese super flyweight champion Yohei Tobe against Luzuko Siyo in a bout for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental super flyweight title and the unbeaten Xolisani Ndongeni facing Tanzanian Emilio Norfat in a ten round lightweight clash.

The 35-year-old Vetyeka (27-3, 16 KOs) who has held the South African bantamweight title, two International titles and three world belts must be rated as one of the top three fighters in South Africa at present. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

WBC to review Kimweri-Petalcorin fight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Promoter Peter Maniatis has received conformation that the WBC will review the controversial fight between former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin and Omar Kimweri. Kimweri claimed the WBC flyweight silver title by split decision in the April 15th bout, but the Petalcorin camp argues that referee Malcolm Bulmar did not credit Petalcorin with four knockdowns in the fight.

A letter from WBC Secretary General Robert Lenhardt reads:

Please receive this confirmation that the WBC has received and registered an official protest from Mr. Peter Maniatis, co-manager of Randy Petalcorin, regarding the WBC Silver Championship held April 15th in Melbourne, versus Omari Kimweri.

In response, the WBC has created a committee that will review this case, as it is our duty to review the matter and issue a ruling to resolve the controversies in this matter. The committee is headed by the undersigned WBC Secretary General, Robert Lenhardt. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Retired Nick Blackwell plans to remain in boxing

Blackwell’s story is boxing’s untold story

Amir Khan believes he can ‘outfox’ stronger Canelo Alvarez

The boxing movie that unites Robert De Niro and Usher



April 21st, 2016

UFC

UFC 197 Cheat Sheet: Breaking Down Fights

The men considered to be the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport will be back in action at UFC 197, as Jon Jones returns to battle Ovince Saint Preux while Demetrious Johnson looks for his eighth straight title defense win while facing Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Amagasa thanks for English sandwich after fight

Report, Photo by Joe Koizumi

Any loser is dejected and disgusted after a bitter defeat. Japanese featherweight Hisashi Amagasa lost a unanimous decision (117-111, 118-111, 120-107) to unbeaten defending champ Josh Warrington in quest of the WBC international 126-pound belt las Saturday in Leeds, UK. The 5’11” Amagasa was the game warrior that surprisingly decked prohibitive favorite Guklermo Rigondeaux twice prior to his eleventh round stoppage on the New Year Eve in 2014. Even though the Sky TV saw it so close as 115-113 for the local favorite, Amagasa himself and his team all admitted Warrington’s victory as well as his defeat. The victor Josh kindly visited Amagasa’s dressing room afterward to congratulate his good fight and encourage the loser’s future.

No less than one hour and a half after the fight for having his optical cut sewed and a doping test taking time, Team Amagasa, all tired and hungry, barely returned to Radisson Blu Hotel, a gorgeous hotel for visitors from Japan, just before 1 AM after midnight. All restaurants had been already closed and they had no other choice but to order some food and drinks by room service. Only five minutes after the battered and bruised Amagasa came into his room, a hotel waiter brought plenty of deluxe sandwiches on big plates supplied by the promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions. Team Amagasa truly appreciated such unexpectedly warm post-fight treatment. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Bryant “Peewee” Cruz wins on Broadway Boxing

On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged its popular Broadway Boxing series “off Broadway” in the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting card, in front of a passionate and lively crowd at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY.

In the evening’s main event, junior lightweight prospect Bryant “Peewee” Cruz returned for the first time since his ShoBox appearance in December, decisioning Mexican Moises Delgadillo in a thrilling eight-round war of attrition. Cruz’ conditioning was key as he overcame a few moments of adversity against a very determined foe, who kept the pressure on throughout. (more…)



April 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire-Bedak Officials Named

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced today the referees, judges, and supervisors that will work the two WBO championship contests to be held on Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines, as part of a promotion billed “The Time Has Come.”

WBO Asia Pacific Vice President, Leon Panoncillo, Jr. will be the supervisor in attendance for the evening’s main event featuring 5-time world champion and current WBO jr. featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire defending his title against WBO #4 Zsolt Bedak, of Budapest Hungary. Judging the fight will be Hernando Steidel of Yabucoa, PR, Robin Taylor of Brooklyn, NY, and William Lerch of Chicago, IL. The third man in the ring will be Russell Mora of Las Vegas.

In the co-main event, pitting former WBO Youth Champion Mark Magsayo and former world championship contender Chris Avalos with the vacant WBO international featherweight belt in the line, the supervisor will also be Panoncillo, Jr. while the appointed judges are Salven Lagumbay, Katsihiko Nakamura and Greg Ortega. Danrex Tapdasanwill be the referee.



April 20th, 2016

Boxing News

GGG Open Media Workout at Wild Card West Gym

Report/Video/Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) decided to do his usual (almost) nothing to hide, full fledged training session with Abel Sanchez, while his opponent Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) hopefully wanted to save his best for Saturday night when both fighters will face each other at The Forum in Los Angeles (live on HBO, 10 PM ET).

The same happened with the co-main event, but this time the champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KOs), just went through the motions. However, his 10 minutes of very slow-motion tempo of shadowboxing will not discourage anyone from watching always explosive Chocolatito against his Puerto Rican rival McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs). Arroyo went the opposite way – for more than an hour he was trying to convince more than 50 reporters why he, like Wade, is ready for an monumental upset.

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April 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Gamboa, 50 Cent reconcile as Gamboa sets sights on world title in 2016

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By David Finger

The at times acrimonious contract dispute between former featherweight champion of the world Yuriokis Gamboa and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions has ended amicably this month, with Gamboa and SMS Promotions having reconciled their differences.

Gamboa, who will continue to fight under the SMS banner, did however shake up his management team. Gamboa recently split with advisors Ricardo and Luis De Cubas as part of an amicable settlement, and has subsequently signed Zeferino Ramirez to take over as advisor. Ramirez was able to find a compromise to the contract dispute that left all parties happy and looking forward to the future.

“There are not a lot of win-win situations in boxing,” Ramirez said, “but this certainly classifies as one of them. SMS Promotions is a tremendous organization and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with them. I am very excited about the future and I think both SMS and Gamboa will have a breakout year in 2016.” (more…)



April 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Beltran-Najera Kickoff Press Conference

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank

Lightweights Ray Beltran and Ivan Najera were at Top Rank’s press conference today at the Laredo Energy Center to announce their fight here Saturday, May 21. Beltran vs Najera will headline Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate event on UniMas.

Beltran said, “I am so happy to get back into the ring and take on a tough Texas fighter like Najera.

“This fight is very important to me. This is the first step to get back on track to win the world championship. I want the title this year so I am staying focused and training hard. There will be no missteps. I perform for the fans, who I love, but most of all I fight for my family, they are my inspiration.”

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April 20th, 2016

Boxing News

More fights added to Canelo-Khan undercard

Golden Boy prospects Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) and Jason “El Animal” Quigley (10-0, 9 KOs) will top the preliminary undercard on the May 7 Canelo-Khan PPV event at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In defense of his WBC Youth super bantamweight title, De La Hoya will face off against Rocco Santomauro (13-0, 1 KOs) in an eight or ten round showdown. Quigley will take on the experienced “King” James de la Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight event set to open up a live stream before the pay-per-view event.

Additionally, welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (14-0, 11 KOs), super featherweight Lamont Roach Jr. (10-0, 3 KOs) and super lightweight David Mijares will see action.

The PPV fights include Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia, and atrick Teixeira vs. Curtis Stevens.



April 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Live Stream: Golovkin, Wade, Chocolatito, Arroyo workouts

Fight week workouts preparing for Saturday’s April 23 doubleheader at The Fabulous Forum live on HBO.

Golovkin (3:30 pm ET)
Wade (2:30 pm ET)
Chocolatito (3 pm ET)
Arroyo (2 pm ET)



April 20th, 2016




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