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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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UFC

Fight Night Bangor Main Card Fantasy Preview

The UFC will debut in the state of Maine for the first time this weekend with a light heavyweight showdown between two top 10 contenders as Ryan Bader takes on upstart Ovince Saint Preux in the five-round main event . . . 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



August 13th, 2014



Boxing News

Brækhus attempts to unify division Sept 13

WBC, WBA & WBO female world welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) will attempt to make history on September 13 by becoming the first female boxer in any weight category to unify a division by holding all four major titles when she takes on IBF champion Ivana Habazin (13-1, 5 KOs) at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Victory in Copenhagen would not only make Brækhus the first female boxer to hold all four titles simultaneously but also just the third boxer in history to have achieved this feat following Bernard Hopkins’ and Jermain Taylor’s middleweight reigns.

Cecilia Brækhus: This is a massive opportunity for me to cement my legacy as the best female boxer of all time.

Ivana Habazin: Cecilia is possibly the greatest female boxer of all time but it is time for her to experience what it feels like to lose.

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August 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kell Brook ready to go through hell to beat Shawn Porter. More

Manny Pacquiao assures the press that boxing is still his No. 1 priority. More

Argentine Olympic boxer Abel Laudionio passes away at the age of 75. More

Jersey City’s Tyrell Wright makes a case as a heavyweight hopeful. More



August 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Haumono targets Parker

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Solomon Haumono talks to Fightnews to say he is a student of boxing and issues a challenge to WBO #15 Joseph Parker, WBA #10 Mark de Mori, WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev also WBC #7/IBF #7 Lucas Browne.



August 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor set for October 4

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Fightnews.com has learned that the date for the clash between IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) and former champion Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) is October 4. The bout will land at a venue in either Florida or Connecticut. Soliman will be making the first defense of the belt he won from Felix Sturm in May.



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing weigh-in results

Elio Rojas 136.6 vs. Robert Osiobe 137.8
Bryant Cruz 130 vs. Jose Morales 130
Louis Cruz 140 vs. Cameron Krael 140
Junior Younan 168.2 vs. Marlon Farr 167.2
Rafael Vazquez 122.4 vs. Derrick Wilson 122.6
Lamar Russ 162 vs. Derrick Findley 161.6
Travis Peterkin 178.6 vs. Lamont Williams 180
Jonathan Alonso 139.4 vs. Jose Gomez 136.6

Venue: BB King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Tickets: $125, $100 and $75 and $55



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez-Bey on Mayweather-Maidana undercard

IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) today confirmed that he’ll be taking on fellow stylist Mickey Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs) on the September 13 Mayweather-Maidana 2 card in Las Vegas. Vazquez will be making the seventh defense of the world title he has held for four years. He has won all six of his prior defenses by decision. The bout was originally slated for August 30. None of the undercard fights on that PPV telecast have been officially announced.



August 12th, 2014

UFC

Jones Injured; New Main Event announced for UFC 178

UFC® officials announced today that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a leg injury while training for his bout against No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier, forcing the postponement of the title fight. Jones will now battle bitter rival Cormier in their highly anticipated title showdown on Saturday, Jan. 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more…)



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Bravo hits Puerto Rico for Verdejo clash

Rugged Chilean lightweight Oscar ‘La Maquina’ Bravo arrived late last night to ‘The Island of Enchantment’ where this Saturday, August 16, he assured he will do everything possible to defeat sensational Puerto Rican prospect Felix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo when they collide at the Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum.

“I like to fight. It will be a good show to everyone that enjoys boxing. You will see a war,” promised Bravo. ‘I’m going to throw a lot of punches, I’m going to bring the fight to him.”

Bravo (21-5, 9 KOs), who has never been knocked out and has gone the 12 round distance in three occasions in his career, guaranteed he will leave everything in the ring and that he will be the toughest test of the young Puerto Rican prospect. (more…)



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Former Australian champion now wanted on terrorism charges

By David Finger

The tragedy that is the Civil War in Syria and Iraq has an unfortunate connection to the sport of boxing, as one of the most notorious terrorists to emerge in the horrific conflict is radical Islamic jihadist Mohammed Elomar. Elomar, a citizen of Australia, has quickly emerged as one of the most recognizable faces in the conflict, prompting Australian Attorney-General George Brandis to describe Elomar, and other Australians like him the “biggest threat to Australian national security.” (more…)



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Thompson Boxing invades San Diego

Thompson Boxing Promotions promotes its first show in San Diego with a “Path to Glory SD Style” line up highlighted by two of the city’s most popular boxers: undefeated junior welterweight prospect Giovani Santillan (13-0, 7 KOs) and the veteran super bantamweight Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9 KOs). The seven-bout card takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16, from the Harley Davidson San Diego, the largest Harley Davidson dealership in the U.S.

Santillan, starring in his first main event, will battle Osenohan Vazquez (7-1-1, 2 KOs) and Martin will meet Giovanni Caro (24-14-4, 19 KOs). Both are eight-rounders.



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Bika aiming to end Aussie losing streak

Three Australian boxers have fought in the U.S. over the past few weeks and all have lost by devastating KO. WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika hopes to reverse that trend when he defends against Anthony Dirrell this Saturday night in a Showtime-televised fight. The bout is a rematch of their controversial December 2013 match in which Bika retained the title despite being knocked down and having a point deducted. Dirrell is currently more than a 2:1 favorite to dethrone Bika on Saturday.

Bika answered a few questions about the fight.

Are you preparing differently for Dirrell this time around? (more…)



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Abril-Tatli kickoff press conference

Report/Photo by Pasi Taavitsainen

WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in Helsinki, Finland, to officially announce their September 20 clash at the Hartwall Arena. Abril will finally be making his first defense of the vacant belt he won against Sharif Bogere in March 2013.

Abril promised a knockout and an easy fight. Tatli said Abril will run like a rabbit and he wants Abril to come and try to knock him out!

The last time a world championship fight was held in Finland was in 1962. Promoter Pekka Mäki’s father Olli Mäki fought for the world featherweight title against world champion Davey Moore at the Olympic Stadium. Moore successfully defended his belt by second round TKO.



August 12th, 2014

UFC

Zach Makovsky: The Best ‘Fun Size’ Yet

The flyweight division is a weight class notorious for non-stop, fast-paced action where the combatants involved cover every inch of the Octagon canvas. No other weight class under the UFC banner can compare to the speed and frenzy that unfolds when two 125-pounders get down to business, and Zach Makovsky perfectly reflects all the attributes his division represents . . . 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



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A Dutch boxer uses his gloves to make a splash in the art world. More

“I couldn’t go on,” Frank Maloney, a.k.a. “Kellie,” reveals. More

Victor Ortiz makes the cast of “Expendables 3.” More

Another article on the decline of boxing: More



August 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Maloney plans to return to boxing

Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, plans to return to the fight game after undergoing a sex change. “I was the only man to manage a British world heavyweight champion. Now I would like to be the only female to guide the next generation of future British champions,” Maloney was quoted as saying in Monday’s edition of the Mirror.

“I’d like to put to use all my years of knowledge in boxing and what I have learnt from my recent experience and get a role on the British Boxing Board of Control.”

Frank Maloney, 61, former the promoter of Lennox Lewis, David Haye and David Price among others, retired from the sport last October saying “For the last year I have gradually fallen out of love with boxing and my passion has been missing. I did much soul searching over the summer and my heart is no longer in the sport that I loved so much.”



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Cuadras-Jaro for WBC title this September in Mexico

By Gabriel F Cordero

WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos ‘Principe’ Cuadras (30-0, 24 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against former champion Sonny Boy Jaro (37-13-5, 27 KOs) on September 20 at a site to be named in Mexico. The card will be promoted by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa. Cuadras won the belt on May 31, dethroning Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Mexico City. Jaro stunned the boxing world in March 2012 by dethroning Thai legend Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in Chonburi, Thailand to seize the WBC flyweight world title via third round KO. He relinguished the title in his first defense.



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Corona, Calif

Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the Omega Products Outdoor Arena on Corona, California, on August 22 with junior welterweights Luis Solis (14-3-4, 12 KOs) and Miguel Huerta (27-12-1, 18 KOs) in the 8-round main event. Also on the card is popular female light flyweight Sindy Amador (12-1, 1 KO) against Anahi Torres (12-10, 2 KOs) in the 8-round co-main event.



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten Wilder to risk world title shot in tune-up

Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is waiting for a world title shot against WBC titleholder Bermaine Stiverne later in the year, but he’ll risk it all Saturday on the Showtime Extreme portion on Saturday’s Showtime boxing coverage from StubHub Center in Carson, California. Wilder’s as of now unannounced opponent for his tune-up fight will be Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs), who has pulled off a few upsets in his career.

Wilder answered a few questions.

Your dominance in the ring has been well documented. With none of your professional opponents making it past the fourth round, do you ever feel like it’s a struggle for you to stay disciplined and train?

“Discipline is a mental thing, and I’m mentally strong. All of the hard work is in the gym and with the sparring. When it’s time to actually fight that’s the easy part, and it’s more fun actually. But it’s not hard for me to stay disciplined at all. I’ve changed lots of things regarding my style. I’m more patient now. I’m definitely a thinker now and that maturity helps me. People will find out that I’m a different kind of guy. They’ll see when I become the heavyweight champ just how disciplined I am.” (more…)



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Shaw promises no mismatch on FNF this week

Promoter Gary Shaw promises that this week’s IBF lightweight eliminator from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. on ESPN2 FNF featuring IBF #5, WBC #3 and WBA #7 lightweight Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) against recent IBF title challenger Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs) will be “one hell of a fight.”

Shaw stated “I have to commend ESPN for showcasing a real fight, a fight that the fans are guaranteed to enjoy. There have been a lot of mismatches in boxing of late and fight fans deserve to see more hard-hitting competitive fights, especially in a main event attraction. In Nugaev vs. Shafikov, you have two fighters who are putting everything on the line to get a world title opportunity. This Friday a “WAR” will be shown on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” so everyone should be tuning in. This fight has the potential to be Fight of the Year.”



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

“Dangerous Divas” on September 4th

In less than a year, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company, Bobby D. Presents, have become in one of the most prominent female fight promoters in the country. So much so that in their recent annual convention held in Chicago, the NABF (North American Boxing Federation) named DePhilippis the female fight promoter of the year. In just six months, DePhilippis has presented three title fights including the junior flyweight title won by Kenia Enriquez, the strawweight captured by Amaris Quintana and last month the flyweight belt won by Chantal Cordova. In the next edition of “San Diego Fights” scheduled for Thursday, September 4th, at the only home for local boxing in San Diego, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, Bobby D. Presents features “Dangerous Divas” when former two-time world champion Jolene “Classy Assassin” Blackshear (8-5, 3KO) of San Diego comes back in the six round main event. (more…)



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton: Joseph Parker isn’t on Lucas Browne’s radar

Promoter Ricky Hatton has stated that Kiwi hopeful Joseph Parker isn’t even on Hatton Promotions’ radar for Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne. Parker defeated little known American Keith Thompson this weekend and has mentioned a showdown with Browne on numerous occasions. But as Browne, who holds the Commonwealth, WBC EPBC and WBA Inter-continental crowns, is ranked highly by the three main world governing bodies and seemingly on the verge of a world title shot, the match-up is highly unlikely at present.

“I’ve heard Parker’s team say Lucas is scared of them, which is laughable,” Ricky said. “Lucas is willing to fight anyone if it makes sense and I think Parker and his team need to be more realistic. We’re currently working on possible fights against Ruslan Chagaev, Derek Chisora and Tyson Fury, so why would we put Lucas in with someone who has had only ten fights and isn’t ranked anywhere by the WBC, the WBA or the IBF? (more…)



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Glazkov-Rossy: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Graessle / Main Events

Ukrainian heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glaskov (18-0-1, 12 KOs) escaped the confines of the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA with a controversial ten round majority decision victory over a very disappointed Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) on Saturday night. The tripleheader televised by NBC Sports Network and promoted by Main Events in association Peltz Boxing, and Bam Boxing Promotions, along with Titov Promotions, Final Forum Promotions and Duco Events, had impressive duel co-features. Unbeaten Russian Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (16-0, 9 KOs) dropped Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (24-2-1, 20 KOs) three times en-route to an impressive fifth round stoppage as he captured the WBO Oriental and PABA Light heavyweight titles. Also, unbeaten heavyweight Joseph Parker (10-0, 9 KOs) of Auckland New Zealand scored a one-sided third round technical knockout of Keith “Untouchable” Thompson (7-3, 4 KOs). (more…)



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia-Salka: Full Report/Photo Gallery

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Ringside Report by: John DiSanto
Photos by: Peter Frutkoff//PeterFrutkoff.com

World junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia brutalized Ron Salka in round two of a scheduled 10-round non-title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Garcia put on a stunning display of power-punching that overwhelmed Salka and produced three showy knockdowns. The 142-pound catch-weight contest was the main event of a nine-bout bout card promoted by Golden Boy and televised live by Showtime. Click for full report and all new never before published photos



August 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #7, IBF #7,WBA #13 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne talks to Fightnews.com about his recent bout with Andriy Rudenko and possible future fights with Wladimir Klitschko, Bername Stiverne, Ruslan Chagaev, Tyson Fury, Joseph Parker, Shannon Briggs and Solomon Haumono. Lucas also talks about new trainer Jeff Fenech and promoter Ricky Hatton.



August 11th, 2014




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