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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME On Saturday, June 11, former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) and John ...

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Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In a sudden and shocking turn around, John Riel Casimero turned the tables on ...

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IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 33rd IBF convention in Beijing, China opened with the general meeting at ...

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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take ...

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Boxing News

Adamek-Molina scheduled for Apr 2 in Poland

Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) returns to native Poland to face Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) in Kraków on Apr. 2 at the Kraków Arena for the IBF international heavyweight title. The fight will be telecast live in Poland on pay-per-view as part of Polsat’s Boxing Night series and presented by Polsat, Main Events and Don King Productions.

Zywiec, Poland native Adamek, 39, has fought his last two fights in his homeland. In his most recent fight he stopped Przemyslaw Saleta in the fifth round back in Sep. The former light heavyweight champion, former cruiserweight unified champion, and heavyweight contender, said of the fight “I am looking forward to fighting Molina and defeating him to show that I remain one of the elite fighters in the heavyweight division. My victory over Molina will be a step toward another chance at the heavyweight title.” (more…)



February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Masternak makes return against Fields on April 2

Mateusz Masternak (36-4, 26 KOs) will be fighting on home soil for the first time in four years when he returns to Poland to face the American power-puncher Eric ‘Danger’ Fields (24-3, 16 KOs) on April 2 as part of the Polsat Boxing Night at the Tauron Arena in Krakow.

‘’I’m very grateful that my promoter Kalle Sauerland has given me this opportunity. After four years, I will finally be back boxing in Poland,’’ said the 28 year-old from Wroclaw. ‘’Recently, I have been fighting overseas in my opponent’s territories and that can make a big difference in boxing.

‘’I can’t wait to be back fighting in front of my home crowd. Their support will give me a huge boost, and I promise to deliver them an unforgettable performance.’’ (more…)



February 9th, 2016


UFC

Velickovic and Di Chirico meet in Zagreb

A native of Serbia now fighting out of Denver with the Elevation Fight Team, Bojan “Serbian Steel” Velickovic will make his UFC debut in Croatia on April 10 when he faces fellow newcomer Alessio Di Chirico in a middleweight matchup . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Paulie Ayala is Punching Out Parkinson’s

By Jeff Zimmerman

For two-time former world champion Paulie Ayala, boxing has been his life. Just last week, Showtime replayed his first win over Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia, as part of their 30 year anniversary series of all their classic fights, that earned him his first world championship and was named Fight of the Year. Ayala became a local hero in his hometown of Fort Worth and upon retirement opened up his own gym, The University of Hard Knocks, as well as promoted fights and managed fighters. Ayala has built quite the legacy for a man in his mid-forties.

But his accomplishments over the last few years, working with Parkinson’s patients, however may one day surpass his legacy in the ring. (more…)



February 9th, 2016


Boxing News

Palacios: He called me a coward. He woke up the dragon

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (24-3, 14 KO), the former two-time WBC cruiserweight title contender, didn’t mince words when he spoke to Fightnews.com® about his turbulent life out and inside the ring and his upcoming comeback in Poland against the 12-years-younger and still undefeated Michał Cieślak (11-0, 7 KO). “I’m blaming only myself for my last lost fight (against Kudryashov). Not my team, me. But it’s time to show my fans the best Wizard, maybe even a King Wizard. My team – Anthony “Chill” Wilson, Manuel “Mastermind” Calderon and Tony “Magic Medic” Suarez already make me a very confident and well-prepared fighter. And we still have 7 weeks to go!” said Palacios.

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February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Toka “T-Nice” Kahn-Clary back in action

Rising super featherweight star Toka “T-Nice” Kahn-Clary (17-0, 11 KOs) returns to action this Saturday night against Mexican opponent Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-5-1, 16 KOs) at Sportsman Lodge in Studio City, California.

Kahn-Clary’s impressive second-round stoppage of Sergio “Cuatito” Lopez (19-10-1, 13 KOs) last November was supposed to lead him graduating to a 10-round fighter, however Top Rank’s show this Saturday, headlined by Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, is going with three eight-rounders including Kahn-Clary vs. Cota.

“That really doesn’t matter to me,” Kahn-Clary said. “I trained to beat this guy, not how many rounds. I’m a lot better fighter than I was a year ago. I’m a lot more relaxed in the ring. I think more as I’m moving in the ring, adjusting a lot better, and my combinations are coming out a lot better.” (more…)



February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather satisfies his sweet tooth with Haribos

Mayweather visits Glasgow

Saul Alvarez will be a mighty test for Amir Khan

Womens’ boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm’s UFC victory



February 9th, 2016

UFC

Rothwell vs. JDS headlines Zagreb event

Fresh from his submission win over Josh Barnett last month, Ben Rothwell will continue his march toward the UFC heavyweight title when he squares off with former world champion Junior Dos Santos in the five-round main event of the UFC’s first show in Croatia on April 10 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Kiatniwat edges Lebron again, retains WBA title

In a rematch, WBA interim flyweight champion Stamp Kiatniwat (15-0, 6 KOs) once again defeated Dominican Gregorio Lebron (13-4, 11 KOs) via close twelve round majority decision on Tuesday night at Thonburi University in Bangkok, Thailand. Lebron was cut over the left eye in round one by an unintentional head clash. Blood gushed down his face several times in the fight. Good two-way action as the rounds progressed as the fighters often traded bombs. Kiatniwat began to edge ahead midway but Lebron closed strong. Scores were 115-114, 115-113, 114-114.

The fight was originally slated for last Friday, but was postponed for four days after the main sponsor fell through. Since both fighters made the 112lb weight for the initial date, the WBA allowed them to weigh in at 117lbs for the revised date. Kiatniwat won a close majority decision in their first fight last July.



February 9th, 2016

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Jamel Herring 132.4 vs. Luis Eduardo Flores 134.7
Alex Martin 147.5 vs. Rossemberth Gomez 146.6
Raynell Williams 133.1 vs. Gabriel Tolmajyan 138.5
Jamontay Clark 149.3 vs. Elvin Perez 149.9
David Gonzales 142.7 vs. Justin Johnson 144.8
Carlos Rosario 132.2 vs. Victor Vasquez 134.3
Jordan White 120.2 vs. Manuel Rubalcava 119.3

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: FS1



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Lightweight contender Luis Ramos Jr. signs with Top Rank

A recharged, refocused and motivated, Californian lightweight contender, Luis Ramos Jr. signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank. Ramos Jr. (25-2, 10 KO’s), who is from Mexican and Guatemalan descent, but was born in Orange, California, is in the midst of a comeback and is riding an impressive two-bout winning streak, after a two-year inactivity period that he took after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his professional career and also losing his love for the sport.

“I feel very happy of where I am at right now. I am with a great organization that knows how to handle their fighters. They know what they are doing and that is why they have been in the sport for so much years,” said Ramos Jr., who received other big news the day he signed his new promotional contract. “The same day I signed, my wife announced that a baby was on its way. Now I have to work harder,” affirmed the 27-year old. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacman: I’m changing my name to Manning Pacquiao

They have vastly different backgrounds yet they have two things in common — they will be in title fights on the same April 9 pay-per-view card, and they picked the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 50. Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, seven-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, WBO super middleweight world champion “King” Arthur Abraham, former IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich and veteran Manny Perez participated in a Super Bowl 50 boxing celebrity poll last week and all of the above nailed it. They correctly predicted that the Broncos would beat the odds and emerge victorious.

Pacquiao, who will face five-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr in the world welterweight championship main event, had the followed tweeted from his account: “After leading the Broncos to their Super Bowl 50 victory, I’m changing my name to Manning Pacquiao. Peyton Manning is an inspiration.” (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

The Medium-sized hall in Detroit’s Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn promoter Dimitry Salita, the fights themselves lacked distinction (When the fight of the night involved a mostly one-sided affair of a pro-debuting Turkmenistan junior-middleweight scoring a knockdown-strewn affair over an 0-1 boxer from the Lansing area, of which more later, it reflects badly on the overall quality of the card.) Thank goodness, Ed Williams was on the show.

Now billing himself out of Detroit, the 30-year-old Williams fought for something called the Universal Boxing Federation Midwest Welterweight Championship. After the fight in which he clearly won all six rounds (as reflected on the scorecards, except for Scott Dexter, who unaccountably had Williams’ opponent, Angel Figueroa, winning one round.) Williams, 11-1-1, had no trouble outscoring the 4-3-1 Figueroa, and it was no fault of Williams who wanted to do battle to satisfy his faithful followers from Yipsilanti, but Figueroa refused to engage and so the dreaded pattern of Williams jabbing, moving forward and then being clutched, prevailed in round after round. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Tony Thompson: If I fought the guys Ortiz fought, I’d be undefeated too

“I’m happy to be back on HBO fighting for another world title,” said 44-year-old heavyweight Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs), who challenges WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) on March 5th at the DC Armory, in Washington D.C. Despite his age, Thompson has beaten some notable names the last few years, including Olympians David Price and Odlanier Solis twice.

“If you look at my competition and his [Ortiz], it’s not even close. This isn’t the amateurs. I’m going to use my experience as a professional to take him places he’s never been. Odlanier Solis was a great Cuban amateur but he was also an Olympic Gold Medalist, and I beat him twice. Ortiz thinks he has it tough. I’ve been avoided for my entire career. Just about all my fights have been on short notice and in foreign countries. If I fought the guys Ortiz fought, I’d be undefeated too. If Ortiz is King Kong, I’m Godzilla; Godzilla coming to whoop some ass!”



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Cruz-Koasicha headline Boxeo Telemundo March 4

The second show of the spring series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will land on Friday, March 4 at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, Florida which has been home of the series for over 10 years.

The main event will pit another Puerto Rico-Mexico rivalry when world ranked contender and NABO Champion Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (22-4-1, 11 KOs) his title against Mexican domestic champion Romulo Kosasicha (25-5, 15 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 10 Rounds with Cruz’ junior lightweight title on the line. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Danny Santiago returns Saturday in Ocala

Lank Promotions brings back professional boxing to Ocala, Florida, on Saturday with a card billed as “Valentines Day Massacre.” The card will be held at the Southeastern Lifestock Pavilion. Headlining is former world title challenger Danny Santiago (33-7-1, 19 KOs) with local talent filling out the card. Partial proceeds from the bouts will go to benefit the Ocala Boys and Girls Club and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. Gates open at 7pm, and the first bout will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $15 and are available now at Central Florida Boxing.



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Ortiz opponent named: Tony “The Tiger” Thompson

Fresh from a stunning knockout of Bryant “By-By” Jennings, WBA interim heavyweight world champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 when he faces former world title challenger Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) in 12-round main event at the DC Armory, in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 5 and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Opening up the live telecast, top contender and 2008 Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) will face former WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for the vacant WBO welterweight world championship.



February 8th, 2016

UFC

Stacked FOX card headlined by Nurmagomedov-Ferguson

A lightweight world title shot will be up for grabs on Saturday, April 16 when unbeaten powerhouse Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov faces former surging Ultimate Fighter winner Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson in the five-round main event of the UFC on FOX card at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Gentsboksgala edition XVII on April 29

Gents boksgala editie 175 top fights will colour the 17th edition of the Gentsboksgala which will take place on April 29 at the Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent, Belgium.

Sasha Yengoyan, Bilal Laggoune, Stephen Danyo, Ismael Abdoul and Junior Bauwens

Bauwens is making his comeback and Abdoul has announced it as his farewell bout. No opponents announced at this moment.

Promoter is Claude Vandenheede.



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Results from Greensboro

Matthew ‘Mayhem’ Strode improved to (24-2, 8 KOs) with a UD 8 victory over game Andre Baker. Strode controlled the fight early using his jab and speed. He was able to constantly outwork Baker throughout the fight. While no man was ever hurt they did have some very good exchanges throughout the fight. At the end of the day Strode was just too crafty for Baker. Strode won 79-73 twice and 78-74.

In the co-main event Mitch Williams moved to (12-4, 10 KOs) with a 6 round KO of Gary Lavender (9-18, 7 KOs). It looked like Williams would win early in the fight as he hit Lavender with a monster left hand in round 1 that dropped Lavender and had him hurt, but Lavender showed resilience and fought his way back into the fight. In rounds 3 & 4 Lavender gave as good as he got, but the body shots of Williams began to wear Lavender down. In the end it was another big left hand that sent Lavender down for the count. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Helenius opponent named: Johann Duhaupas

By Pasi Taavitsainen/Ammattinyrkkeily.net

Unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs) hinted last week that “huge news” was coming Monday at a press conference. The news is that Helenius will take on Johann “The Reptile” Duhaupas (33-3, 20 KOs) on April 2 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Last year, Duhaupas put up a good effort against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Alabama.

helenius-duhaupas-kickoff



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Where Are They Now? Paul Vaden

By Boxing Bob Newman

This is first in a new series, “Where Are They Now.”

Former IBF Jr. Middleweight champion, corporate mentor and motivational speaker Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden is nothing if not articulate, handsome, sharply dressed, meticulous and energetic. Fresh from his early morning workout in LaJolla, CA, Vaden took time out of his busy schedule and met up with Fightnews.com at his downtown San Diego office to speak about his past, present and future.



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Freddie Roach to arrive Feb. 14 to supervise Manny Pacquiao’s training

Pacquiao wants to be impressive in third bout vs. Timothy Bradley, says Gerry Penalosa

Tyson Fury says he’s been offered $120m to fight on Dubai yacht

My fight is against bipolar,” says Frank Bruno



February 8th, 2016

UFC

Cormier-Jones 2 set for UFC 197 on April 23

In the main event of UFC 197 on April 23, the wait is over, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returns to the Octagon in an attempt to reclaim his crown from Daniel Cormier in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in 205-pound history . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California but this time to the small seaport of Ensenada, Mexico, to present their weekly boxing series throughout Mexico and in the United States on the Bein network. In the main event, teenage local favorite Carlos “Chema” Ocampo (18-0, 12KO) keeps impressing not only his hometown but also the rest of the country by winning in impressive fashion. This time it was Venezuela’s Charlie Jose Navarro (25-9, 20KO) to be on the losing end when a sharp hook to the body finished him at the thirty-seven second mark of the sixth round of a scheduled welterweight ten.

The nineteen-year-old Ocampo of Ensenada is coming off his most impressive win late last year when he took a unanimous decision win over the much more experienced Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. In Navarro he faced a fighter with as much experience as his last since the South American had faced the likes of David Avanesyan, Omar Chavez, the aforementioned Paez Jr and Thomas Dulorme among others. (more…)



February 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions

Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto “Explosivo” Machado work on Saturday night vanished at the 2:59 mark of the very first round when a tremendous left hook by the Monte Hatillo resident stopped Ariza. It was the fourth straight first round knockout for Machado who upped his record 13-0 with 11 knockouts. “I was surprised that the punch did so much damage, because it came after a clinch, but it is a punch we practice in the gym and call the ‘Hammer Punch,'” said the 25-year-old boxer. With the win, Machado left Araiza’s record at 34-14-2 with 25 knockouts. The fight was the main event of a card at the Coliseum Roger L. Mendoza that was promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with H2 Entertainment and Roc Nation Sports as part of the EMMY nominee series Boxeo al Maximo.

In the co-main event of the night Abner “Pin” Cotto (19-3, 9 KOs), who is now fighting at 140 pounds, stopped Edwin ‘Bazoka’ López (26-6-1, 24 KOs) in the first 22 seconds of the first round of an eight-round bout. “You always prepare yourself to fight as long as you have to, but, thank God, this time the big punches came in the first round,” said Cotto of Aguas Buenas. The finishing punches came on a left hook and overhand right, the right-hand landed on the chin perfectly, and his opponent landed on canvas, done for the night. He added, “My goal is come back in May and keep on conditioning.” (more…)



February 7th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Vegas Post-Fight & Talking Points

Stephen Thompson warned anyone who would listen this fight week that he would beat Johny Hendricks because the former welterweight champion had never faced anyone like him . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-Fight bonus recap

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February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Knockouts galore at the Palace

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis of African Ring in conjunction with Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves provided plenty of hot action with seven knockouts in eleven fights at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on a hot Gauteng Sunday afternoon.

In the main bout Deejay Kriel (48.72kg) scored a hard-earned unanimous six round points decision over the gutsy Kotle Morapedi (49.00kg). Even though Morapedi was knocked down from a right to the jaw in fourth round he came back well forcing Kriel to use all his boxing skills to keep the marauding Morapedi at bay. Kriel improved his record to 8-0; 4 and Morapedi dropped to 4-4. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Adames batters Figueroa

Photo: Jose Lantigua

Photo: Jose Lantigua


By Robert Coster

On Saturday night in Santo Domingo, up-and-coming Dominican prospect Carlos Adames (7-0, 6 KOs) gave an impressive display of power and skills by stopping Venezuelan Kelly Figueroa (8-3-3, 3 KOs) via a TKO in 5 rounds, winning the vacant WBA Fedecaribe welterweight title.
Adames, who has fought in the USA and the Dominican Republic, handed the visiting boxer a brutal beating and forced him to quit on his stool at the end of the 4th round.

In other fights, Emanuel Rivera (13-1, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico won the WBC Fecarbox bantamweight title with a DQ in 3 rounds over local boxer Angelo Munoz (15-5, 10 KOs). (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the comeback trail as he proved too sharp and swift for game Filipino southpaw Dennis Tubieron (19-7-2, 8 KOs), 123.75, and finally sank him in agony for the count at 1:42 of the seventh session on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having been annihilated in quest of the interim IBF bantam diadem by Lee Haskins in Bristol UK last June, the Japanese prospect made up his mind to move up to the 122-pound category and scored a first win over Filipino Marlon Arcilla by a technical verdict in November. Ryosuke, 26, looked faster and more accurate than previously and swept all rounds from the outset, constantly displaying crisp jabs and right-left combos followed by solid uppercuts to the belly. Once world rated briefly, Dennis came out swinging and stalking his foe, but it’s Iwasa that connected with more effective combinations and obviously hurt him with precision. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Mammadov stops Lusambya for WBF belt

Super welterweight Fariz Mammadov (19-2-1, 13 KOs) won the vacant WBF 154lb title on Saturday in Baku, Azerbaijan, defeating former African champion Badru Lusambya (24-3-2, 22 KOs) by eighth round TKO. In the seventh, Mammadov landed a hard and well-placed shot to the liver that send Lusambya down for a count of eight. He made it through the round, but when Mammadov came out aggressive to finish matters in the eight, referee Zbigniev Lagosz stopped the fight as Lasumbya went down again. Time of stoppage was 1:00.



February 7th, 2016

UFC

Oliveira reveals hunch that ‘Cowboy vs. Cowboy’ was coming

It’s Cowboy vs. Cowboy in Pittsburgh.

The UFC has confirmed that Alex Oliveira faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of the February 21st event. Oliveira, who replaces Tim Means on the card, explains how a late night call helped make the fight a reality . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz’ first promotion a success

WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz made his promotional debut Saturday night as “Last Round Promotions” hosted its first boxing card at the Radisson Hotel in Ontario, California. Featherweight Jose Gomez of Huntington Park stopped Daniel Gutierrez of Tijuana in the main event. A right hand by Gomez in round two rocked Gutierrez’s head back as Gomez went on the attack the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 1:27 of round two. Gomez improves to 5-0, 1 KO, while Gutierrez goes to 0-3.

In the co-main event, Francisco Ochoa of Los Angeles scored a first round TKO over Mark Bello of Tijuana. After landing a series of huge right hands, the corner threw in the towel as the referee stopped the fight at 2:50. Ochoa improves to 3-0, 2 KOs. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Results from Maine

By Matt Thompson

Northeast Junior Welterweight Champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (11-1, 7 KOs) earned his first stoppage victory under the New England Fights Promotion banner Saturday night at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston with a 2nd round TKO of Tollison Lewis (2-1, 1 KO) in a welterweight bout. Lewis pressed the action in round 1 and had success working off his jab and landing hard right hands to the head of Berry. However, in round 2 Berry was able to outmaneuver Lewis and countered beautifully. A right hand started a barrage that hurt Lewis and had his reeling against the ropes. Referee Mike Ryan stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:51 of round 2. (more…)



February 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC #4 light flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over former WBA interim minimumweight world titleholder Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (31-7, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the historic Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Hernandez, who is gearing up to challenge WBC world champion Yu Kimura, sent Silvestre to the canvas four times before it was halted at 2:34 of the second round.

Also, female super flyweight star Mariana “Barby” Juarez (42-8-4, 17 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Noemi “No-No“ Bosques (10-5-2, 2 KOs). Juarez won by scores of 100-90 on all three cards.

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February 7th, 2016




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