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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Undefeated #3 IBF, #7 WBC ranked jr. middleweight Damian Jonak (36-0, 21 KOs) was on the scales Friday in Jastrzebie, Poland. Jonak, in his last fight before challenging for the world title in early 2014, will be tested by Kris Carslaw (18-4, 8 KOs) from Scotland. Also on the “Wojak Boxing Night” card promoted by Ulrich Knockout Promotions, fans will get to see #2 WBA/IBF ranked cruiserweight Pawel Kolodziej (31-0, 17 KOs), who wants to make 2014 his championship year, as well.
As per IBF rules, there was a “Second Day Weigh-In” held at 9AM this morning in Bamberg, Germany for the IBF cruiserweight championship bout between champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Alexander Alekseev, and for the IBF light heavyweight eliminator between Eduard Gutknecht and Dmitry Sukhotsky. The fighters were not allowed to weigh more than ten pounds over the division weight limit. All fighters’ weights were easily within the ten pound cap.
Yoan Hernandez 206 vs. Alexander Alekseev 208
Eduard Gutknecht 179 vs. Dmitry Sukhotsky 176
Michael Anderson 148 vs. George Sosa 151
Tyyab Beale 235 vs. Jon Bolden 219
Eddie Edmond 160 vs. Michael Mitchell 159
Godson Noel 162.5 vs. Lavon Slade 164
Ibn Akbar Ricahrdson 199 vs. Eric George 196
Venue: Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: All Out Promotions/Edmonds Promotions
Doors open: 6:45PM, First bout: 7:30PM
Michael Anderson: “Tomorrow is huge for me and I’m in real fight. Sosa is a big puncher but all of my fans didn’t come to see me get clipped. I know what he’s got but he doesn’t know what I’ve got coming for him!”
George Sosa: “Even though I came in on short notice, I trained very hard for this fight and made weight. I know this is Michael’s hometown so I’m not leaving this fight in the judges’ hands!”
Note: The Beale-Boldin bout was moved from six rounds to eight after another bout was cancelled at the last minute.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned Friday night to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California for its New Blood Series in its season finale. Local welterweight Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes took on Francisco Reza of Torreon, Mexico in the scheduled eight round main event in closing 2013 Thompson Boxing season. It was a quick night as Reyes took Reza out in two rounds. Reyes started off slow as he landed the jab and kept his distance from Reza in the opening round. But in round two, a crunching left hook to the body sent Reza to the canvas. When he got up Reyes continued his attack once again landing another left hook to the body as referee Jack Reiss stopped the contest at 1:15. With the win Artemio “King” Reyes improves his mark to 21-2, 17 KOs, while Francisco Reza drops to 12-8, 9 KOs. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos
As his motto suggests, “Boxing at its Best”, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company Bobby D Presents strive to provide the San Diego boxing fans even, competitive fights. Last night it was no different as DePhilippis presented perhaps his best fight card of the year and quite possibly the best in town as five explosive fights went down at the Hanalei Conference Center of the Crowne Plaza Hotel located central San Diego. In the main event, a brutal Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (13-3-2, 4KOs) o Vista, CA, scored his second devastating knock out of the year as he stopped the durable Kevin “Hostile” Hoskins (7-3, 5KOs) of Los Angeles in the fifth round of a scheduled super featherweight six. Nearly one thousand loyal Bobby D Presents patrons were on hand to see the war between Garcia and Hoskins as well as four more fights including local San Diego and Tijuana talent.
From the opening bell a determined Garcia went after Hoskins pushing his opponents against the ropes and digging hard to the body with hard body shots coupled with uppercuts on the inside. Hoskins began to have his moments in the second as he welcomed the inside fighting and began to score his own set of right hands and near the end of the round, uppercuts as both fighters exchanged heavy leather to finish the round. (more…)
Photos: Peter Frutkoff
Popular Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (37-8-1, 28 KOs) and Maurenzo Smith (12-7-3, 9 KOs) fought to an eight round majority draw on Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. Maddalone stalked Smith the entire fight, however Vinny’s left eye was virtually swollen shut by the sixth round. Scores were 76-74 Smith, 75-75, 75-75.
In the co-feature, undefeated jr. welterweight Cletus Seldin (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas (12-12-4, 8 KOs).
Photos: Emily Harney
“The Pride Of Providence” might want to reconsider his retirement plans. Peter Manfredo Jr. (40-7, 21 KOs) returned to the ring Friday night at Twin River Casino, fighting in honor of his friend and fellow Rhode Island boxer Gary Balletto, and stopped the hard-charging Rich Gingras (13-4-1) of nearby Lincoln in the eighth round of the scheduled 10-round main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Pride & Power” professional boxing event.
The fight was billed as the “Pride” Manfredo against the “Power” Gingras, a hard-hitting up-and-comer who, like Manfredo, starred on the reality television series, The Contender. The two Rhode Island fighters put on a show worthy of Fight of the Year consideration in the finale of Twin River’s 2013 Fight Series. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
In the ten round main event of the evening at the beautiful Rollins Center in the Dover Downs Casino, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) picked up the vacant NABA junior welterweight title with a destructive first round stoppage of Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-9-1, 18 KOs). In a back and forth bout, Edgar Santana took control by battering Michael Clark against the ropes before dropping him with big right hand. Referee Vic de Wysocki reached the ten-count at 2:27 of the opening round as Clark laid motionless on the canvas. Clark finally rose to his feet and was assisted to the corner. The official time of the knockout occurred at 2:27 of the opening round. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios 146.5
Evgeny Gradovich 125.75 vs. Billy Dib 126*
(IBF featherweight title)
Andy Ruiz Jr. 257.8 vs. Tor Hamer 220
Zou Shiming 111.5 vs. Juan Tozcano 110
Felix Verdejo 134.5 vs. Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan 136.5
*Dib stripped to make weight on the second try
Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO-PPV (Saturday 9PM ET/6PM PT)
By James Slater at ringside
Photos: Scott J Raven
Former British and European lightweight champ John Murray returned to the ring after two years out and stopped a game Michael Escobar of Spain in the fourth round of a good action bout on Friday night in Manchester on Dave Coldwell’s Hot Shots card at Bowlers Arena. Escobar was game and tried his best but was simply over powered by the on fire, anxious to fight Murray. Down in the 3rd and twice in the 4th, Escobar was finally stopped by a left to the body. Time was 1min and 43-seconds. Murray is now 32-2, 19 KOs. Escobar fell to 10-8, 3 KOs. (more…)
Magomed Abdusalamov is now off life support and breathing on his own #boxing this is excellent news
— Nathan Lewkowicz (@Nlewkow1) November 22, 2013
Unfortunately Mago had a setback and had to be put back on life support and a medically induced coma. Please keep him in your prayers
— Nathan Lewkowicz (@Nlewkow1) November 22, 2013
Giovanni Gotti’s Knock Out Sports Promotions returns tonight (Friday) to the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana with another installment of the crowd pleasing “Radisson Rumble” series. The main event features former WBC/NABC super lightweight world champion and current #4 lightweight fighter in the world “Merciless” Mary McGee (20-3, 11 KOs). McGee looks to get back to form following a decision loss (back in October) to the #1 ranked Erica Anabella Farias in Santa Fe, Argentina for the WBC female lightweight title. (more…)
Former two-time cruierweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (25-6, 12 KOs) returns to NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT on December 14th in the Superstar Theatre at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Cunningham will fight in an eight round heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named.
In the previously announced main event, unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) takes on Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs). The co-feature is a light-heavyweight clash between Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) and Lionell Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs). Both are ten rounders.
This past Friday at Curie High School on Chicago’s southwest side, IBF junior middleweight champion “King” Carlos Molina and WBA # 6 rated heavyweight “Fast” Fres Oquendo entertained hundreds of high school students and their families at Curie’s annual community Fall Festival by signing autographs, posing for photos and telling boxing stories. (more…)
Fighting in his adopted home state of Florida for the first time since 2012, highly-touted Cuban heavyweight contender Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz (17-0, 14 KOs) will make his Golden Boy Promotions debut against fellow southpaw Alex Gonzales (20-8, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a featured bout at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Golden Boy is co-promoting Ortiz with Dade Promotions. The 10-round bout was added to the fight card after the matchup between Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis and Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson was removed from the card.
In the Golden Boy Live! main event, airing on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, heavyweight star Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver returns to action to face Mike Sheppard for the vacant NABA Heavyweight crown. In the co-main event, undefeated bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero makes his Florida debut against local southpaw Jessy Cruz of Miami. Also featured on the card will be unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, who takes on Nagy Aguilera in an eight-round televised bout.
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko still has a few days left before his November 30 deadline to inform the WBC whether or not he will continue his career and defend his belt against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne. No decision has yet been made public, however Vitali’s wife Natalia Klitschko commented on the issue to the Hamburgher Morgenpost. “He alone must decide,” she stated, but Vitali has achieved everything in his athletic career and is at the top. So I would find it nice if he stopped.”
Photos: Lawrence Lustig
Carl Froch and George Groves had to be separated at today’s weigh-in for their World title clash at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester tomorrow night, live on AWE and AWEtv.com.
Froch tipped the scales the heavier man at 167.75 lbs. with Groves over a pound lighter at 166.4, and as they squared up they had to be pulled apart after the champ twice whispered into the challenger’s ear. Not even those on the stage would be able to hear what ‘The Cobra’ said to ‘Saint’ George over the raucous atmosphere created by the packed crowd at Manchester Central, but Froch was quick to tell Sky Sports News that he was leaving Groves in no doubt as to the magnitude of the occasion.
“I was just letting him know he is in deep water,” said Froch. “The time is now. David Haye will say the same, it’s just sort of bringing reality. In all honesty, I didn’t say a great deal that was significant because he was just silent and he looked petrified. Yesterday he looked worried; today he looks really, really worried. (more…)
Photos: Photo Wende
Yoan Pablo Hernandez 198.4 vs. Alexander Alekseev 198.4
(IBF cruiserweight title)
Denis Boytsov 224.8 vs. Alex Leapai 244.7
Eduard Gutknecht 172.8 vs. Dmitry Sukhotsky 172.8
Sandro Siproshvili 196.4 vs. Noel Gevor 200
Michal Vosyka 143.3 vs. Anthony Yigit 140
Janos Olah 168.7 vs. Wanik Awdijan 168.7
Tomas Mrazek 239 vs. Otto Wallin 218.9
Venue: Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
Carl Froch 167.75 vs. George Groves 166.8
(WBA/IBF super middleweight titles)
Scott Quigg 121.75 vs. Diego Silva 121.5
(WBA super bantamweight title)
Anthony Crolla 134.5 vs. Stephen Foster 134
Rocky Fielding 167.75 vs. Luke Blackledge 167.25
Venue: Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing
TV: AWE and AWEtv.com
The episode begins with Ronda and the other Team Rousey coaches showing up at the house to grill out. The topic of conversation quickly shifts to the upcoming fight between teammates David Grant and Anthony Gutierrez. David submitted Louis Fisette earn his spot in the semifinals, but Cody Bollinger’s inability to make weight gave Anthony a free pass. Gutierrez brushes off people that say he didn’t earn his way saying that he did his job and that he’s only one punch away from making his dream come true. The last time something like that happened, though, was Gabe Ruediger on the fifth season. Assistant coach Manny Gamburyan was one of the finalists on that season and he expresses his disgust with fighters that don’t make weight. “If you can’t make [weight], give other people a chance.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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By James Slater
Tonight in his home town of Manchester, thrill-a-minute warrior John Murray, the former British and European lightweight ruler, returns to action after a two-year spell of inactivity that came about primarily due to his failing a brain scan some months back (Murray has since had an all clear). Last seen losing in a brave attempt to upset Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, Murray told Boxing News how he is “buzzing” and “very hungry” ahead of his scheduled 8-rounder with the durable (stopped just once) Michael Escobar of Nicaragua. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Anthony Mundine says he will not only defeat Sugar Shane Mosley, but he will also earn Mosley’s respect when they meet on November 27 at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Angered that Mosley views Mosley-Mundine as a keep busy fight, Mundine told Channel Ten Television “To be honest I really think that Shane’s not showing me the respect that I deserve. And when my fist is down his throat he’ll definitely show me the respect then!”
By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios spoke to reporters during international television interviews at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, on Friday for their upcoming pay-per-view mega fight that will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.
Manny Pacquiao: Brandon Rios is a very aggressive fighter. I think a fight with him is going to be a good fight and a lot of boxing in the ring and we can give a good fight to make people happy…I will take care of him in the ring.
I told Freddie relax and don’t be distracted of our focus. Don’t get affected from what they did to you. Let’s maintain our focus on the fight.
[On a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather] I’m willing to to fight, but it depends on all them if they’re willing to fight also. That’s the problem. Aside from that everything is fine. It’s up to them if they want to fight. (more…)
Artemio Reyes 146 vs. Francisco Reza 148
Giovanni Santillan 146 vs. Michale Balasi 145.5
Jose Roman 137 vs. Hector Miguel Zuniga 139
Javier Torres 229 vs. Kevin Howard 261
Oscar Godoy 147 vs. Ricky Duenas 147
Justin Goslee 330 vs. Justin Davenport 258
Oscar Torres 145.5 vs. Cory Muldrew 146
Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing Promotions
Tickets priced at $100 and $60 are sold out. General seats at $40 are available for purchase on the day of the event at the entrance of the arena.
Vinny Maddalone 230 vs. Maurenzo Smith 236
Cletus Seldin 147 vs. Gilbert Venegas 146
Alan Gotay 135 vs. Calvin Smith 134
Anthony Karperis 136 vs. Michael Doyle 136
Max Tassy 182 vs. Daniel Pietch 183
Wendy Toussaint 150 vs. Ahmed Tuba 154
Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing
After a street brawl, 2012 London Olympic Games silver medal winner John Joe Nevin has been sentenced by a judge to conduct a four-hour boxing class to youngsters. More
UFC boss Dana White has teamed up with Craig Piligian, executive producer of “The Ultimate Fighter,” to produce a new show about the Boston boxing scene, entitled “The Fighters.”
Newsday coverage of Saturday night’s Star Boxing card headlining heavyweights Vince Maddalone and Maurenzo Smith. More
Peter Manfredo gears up for Rich Gingras in a local show in Lincoln, RI’s Twin River Casino. More
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF Officials appointed to IBF cruiserweight title bout between champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and challenger Alexander Alekseev at Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany on Saturday are:
Supervisor – Anibal Miramontes (USA)
Referee – Lindsey Page (USA)
Judge – Berit Andresen (Denmark)
Judge -Mickey Vann (England)
Judge – Craig Smith (Canada)
Peter Manfredo Jr. 169 vs. Rich Gingras 169
Jaime Clampitt 133 vs. Dominga Olivo 132.5
Jesse Barboza 242 vs. Arthur Saribekian 233
Nick Delomba 148 vs. Carlos Hernandez 145
Kj Harrison-Lombardi 163.5 vs. Mike Rodriguez 165
Ethan Pena 154 vs. Antonio Marrero 154
Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports
Carl Froch and George Groves lit the blue touch paper ahead of their World title battle on Saturday night at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester live on AWE and AWEtv.com. Froch defends his WBA and IBF belts against Groves, and their simmering war of words boiled over in Manchester as they came face-to-face for the first time since their infamous appearance on Sky Sports’ boxing magazine show Ringside, and neither fighter held back in a tense conference followed by a lengthy head-to-head for the cameras.
The pair will meet for the last time before fight night at tomorrow’s weigh-in at Manchester Central (formerly the GMEX) which promises to be filled with yet more tension. The public are invited in on a first come, first served basis from 12.30pm, with the undercard set to weigh-in from 1.30pm before Froch and Groves hit the scales for the fight around 2pm as the moment they settle the score in the ring draws ever closer.
“Up until now, I thought he actually believed in his own stupidity, his own childish remarks and he sort of had a game plan,” said Froch. “He’s revealed himself today as being a very worried man and I think the big fight is dawning on him now, it’s getting closer and closer. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Officials appointed to IBF/WBA super middleweight title bout featuring champion Carl Froch and challenger George Groves at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom on Saturday promoted by Matchroom Boxing are:
Supervisor (IBF): David McCullough (USA)
Referee – Howard Foster (ENG)
Judge – Phil Edwards (ENG)
Judge – Waleska Roldan (USA)
Judge – Massimiliano Bianco (Italy)
Tomorrow (November 22) in Frontino (Pesaro Urbino), Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show. In the main event European Union cruiserweight champion Mirko Larghetti (19-0, 12 KOs) will defend his title against Croatian puncher Stjepan Vugdelija (7-1, 6 KOs). Larghetti is currently rated at number four in the World by the IBF.
On the undercard, undefeated middleweight Emanuele Blandamura (20-0, 5 KOs) will fight Latvian Ruslans Pojonisevs (15-27-1, 11 KOs), former Italian, WBC International and European Union super middleweight champion Andrea Di Luisa (13-2, 11 KOs) will fight Marko Benzon (6-4, 3 KOs) and finally light heavyweight Alessandro Sinacore (4-0, 4 KOs) will fight Romans Sevcenko (9-12-1, 6 KOs). All the undercard fights are schedule for six rounds. RAI SPORT 2 will televise live the main event at 10.30 PM Italian time.
Boxing’s biggest-ever money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could finally take place according to a key player behind the negotiations. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes the Filipino superstar, admitted to BoxNation that there is genuine will on his part to make the fight happen should Pacquiao overcome the relentless Brandon Rios in Macau, China this weekend. The matchup between boxing’s two superstar names has long been mooted, ever since both men became household pay-per-view draws. However, failure on the part of both camps to get around the negotiating table, following back-and-forth mudslinging, has led to a standoff which has prevented boxing’s premier matchup from being made. But Arum has now revealed that it is a fight he is determined to make happen and is prepared to sit down with Mayweather’s team to put together what will be the biggest prize-fight in history.
“On our side the answer is yes [the fight can be made in 2014], we’re very open to it,” said Arum. “There are ways it can get done, they have to dumb down the rhetoric, we are prepared to dumb down the rhetoric and get it done. There is no real impediment to having that fight happen whether it will or not depends completely on the Mayweather side. I can see it happening but I can’t predict that it will happen because it takes two to tango.” (more…)
By Chris Morris
Chantel ‘Gorgeous Babe’ Cordova won a unanimous six round decision over ring veteran Hollie Dunaway at the Prairie Meadows Track & Casino in Altoona, Iowa. This was a flyweight rematch from their bout back in 2010 when Dunaway won a split decision.
Cordova left no doubts winning the bout unanimously, a shut out on two judges cards, and earning the GBU title in the process. Cordova improves to 12-4-1, 3KOs and looks to another title shot while Dunaway slips to 23-11-1, 10KOs.
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