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Salido visits ESPN Deportes

Photos: Sean Gibbons

Former WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido, who is now rated WBO #1 at junior lightweight, visited the set of ESPN Los Golpes on Monday with Bernardo Osuna, manager Sean Gibbons, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, world rated contender Mauricio Herrera, and David Faitelson.

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March 25th, 2014



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Q&A: Marvin Mabait

“Boxeo Telemundo” continues its silver anniversary year on the air this Friday when in the main event WBO Intercontinental bantamweight champion Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait of Zamboanga City, Philippines (20-1-2, 13 KOs) will face former two-time world title challenger Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico (26-10-2, 14 KOs) in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds with Mabait’s WBO title at stake. Site of the fightcard will be the the Foro Polanco in Mexico City with Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones presenting.

Mabait made a big splash in his Telemundo debut last October stopping former world title challenger Johnny Garcia in less than a round. The fight was also the first fight in his professional career outside of the Philippines. Mabait makes his 2014 debut returning to Mexico where the former two time world title challenger Hernandez will look to upset him and take his title. Fightnews caught up with Mabait in Hollywood, California where he is now training with Justin Fortune. (more…)



March 25th, 2014

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Kamanga smashes Buhlalu to defeat in one round

By Ron Jackson

Rising young star Paul Kamanga smashed former South African lightweight champion Irvin Buhlalu to defeat in the first round of a scheduled six in a junior welterweight bout at the Orlando Communal Hall in Soweto, south of Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. Kamanga from the DRC but now fighting out Johannesburg wasted no time as he came out fast at the opening bell to land smashing lefts and rights to the head that set the 39-year-old Buhlalu down and out. Kamanga improved his record to ten wins with seven coming inside the distance as Buhlalu saw his record drop to 27-9-1; 16. (more…)



March 25th, 2014

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Once again, Amir Khan is in the picture as an opponent for Floyd Mayweather . . . as long as he can get by Luis Collazo in May. More

Did Malik Scott throw the fight against Deontay Wilder? Scott addresses rumors. More

Vitali Klitschko faces biggest fight outside the ring – against Vladimir Putin. More

The top boxers of the Philippines will be honored Tuesday night at the 14th Annual Flash Elorde Awards. More



March 25th, 2014

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Orlando venue named for April 19 UniMas card

The April 19 Unimas “Solo Boxeo” boxing telecast will take place at the Bahia Shriners Event Center (2300 Pembrook Ave.) in Orlando, Florida. The card features undefeated Puerto Rico Olympian Felix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo (11-0, 8 KOs) in a six round lightweight bout against Jeremy McLaurin (10-7, 5 KOs), along with former world featherweight title challenger Orlando Cruz (20-3-1, 10 KOs) against Gamalier Rodriguez (20-3-1, 10 KOs). The event is promoter by All Star Boxing and Top Rank.



March 24th, 2014

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Legends meet at Wild Card Gym

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach greeted legendary champions: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Marco Antonio Barrera at the Wild Card Boxing Club during training for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. Pacman also met actor Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) before his workout.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. photos



March 24th, 2014

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Salita, Jones Jr to co-promote Steven Martinez

Dmitriy Salita’s Star of David Promotions along with Roy Jones Square Ring Promotions have announced the signing of jr. middleweight Steven Martinez (14-1, 11 KOs) to a co-promotional contract. Martinez, out of Bronx, NY, is a 3-time New York City Golden Gloves and National Champion. The highly touted prospect returned to the ring February 27th after a 14 month lay off, scoring a sixth round stoppage over Rahman Yusubov (9-14, 7 KOs).

“Steve is a very talented fighter with world class skills. He looked sharp and is ready for top names in the jr. middleweight division,” said Salita

Roy Jones Jr is equally excited about the signing. “Steve’s impressive amateur career and skills as a pro make him one of the best prospects in the world,” said the future Hall of Famer.



March 24th, 2014

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“Polish Prince” ready for Adonis Stevenson face off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBC light heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KO) will first face off with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO) during Thursday’s press conference in Montreal, but he is not wasting any time before May 24. “I’m on schedule, maybe even ahead. Looking forward to see Adonis on Thursday. Look into his eyes. Just extra motivation for me. Starting a three week sparring camp just after that,” said Fonfara, who will fly for press conference with his promoter Leon Margules (Warriors Boxing) and brother/manager Mark Fonfara.



March 24th, 2014

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Amir Khan holds media workout in Bolton: interviews with Khan and trainer Virgil Hunter

By James Slater
Photos: Scott Raven

Today in his hometown of Bolton at Gloves Gym, Amir Khan held an open workout in front of the media. The big announcement that Khan, the former WBA and IBF 140-pound king, will face former WBA welterweight champ Luis Collazo on May 3rd in Las Vegas was followed by Khan hitting the pads, jumping rope and shadow boxing.

Looking in great physical shape having filled out as a welterweight, Khan is excited about putting on a show in his 147-pound debut on the big Mayweather-Maidana card at The MGM Grand.

Both trainer Virgil Hunter and Amir Khan kindly did interviews with Fightnews.com: (more…)



March 24th, 2014

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Mabait-Hernandez this Friday in Mexico City

All Star Boxing, Inc and “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” return to Mexico with their successful series this Friday, March 28 at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. In the main event WBO Intercontinental bantamweight champion Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait of Zamboanga City, Philippines (20-1-2, 13 KOs) will face former two time world title challenger and National Champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico (26-10-2, 14 KOs) in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds with Mabait’s WBO title at stake. “Payasito” is very popular on the series having fought 8 times and this will be be Mabait’s second.

First bell at 7:00 PM, 6 more fights round off the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM in HD. Tickets are already on sale at Foro Polanco (Moliere #328, Col. Polanco, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo and also at ticketmaster.com.mx. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones.



March 24th, 2014




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