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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

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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IBF 33rd Convention 2016 Day 1 report

IBF 33rd Convention 2016 Day 1 report

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Bob Newman This morning in Beijing, China, the IBF 33rd annual convention began quietly with a closed board of ...

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Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

Photos: Manny Murillo/RJJ Boxing Promotions In a huge upset, unheralded Andrew "Hurricane" Hernandez (12-4-1, 3 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over ...

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Parker defeats Takam in IBF eliminator

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, IBF #4 Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) won a ...

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Beltran KOs Najera in two

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank Popular lightweight brawler Ray Beltran (30-7, 18 KOs) kept his world title aspirations alive with a spectacular second round ...

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Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard Presser next week

Undefeated contenders Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Óscar Valdez and Jose Ramírez, former world champion Evgeny Gradovich and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host a Los Angeles press conference next week to officially announce their championship fights on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view undercard.

Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan, Mexico, co-promoted by Zapari Boxing Promotions, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) #1 super middleweight contender and mandatory challenger, will get his first world title shot when he challenges WBO super middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs), of Berlin Germany. Valdez (19-0, 16 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico, the WBO’s #1 featherweight contender, will defend his NABO featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Gradovich (21-1-1, 9 KOs), a Russian native who lives in Oxnard, Calif. Jose Ramírez (16-0, 12 KOs), of Avenal, Calif., and a 2012 U.S. Olympian, will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental America super lightweight title against Manny Perez (25-11-1, 6 KOs), of Denver, CO.



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Alex Saucedo and Clarence Booth set for February 13 battle in Studio City

Future stars will collide in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be televised Feb. 13 at 11pm ET/PT on UniMas

Two up and coming rising stars and outstanding prospects will battle in an intriguing match that promises a lot of action, when unbeaten Mexican prospect Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo and the rugged American fighter Clarence ‘The Truth’ Booth clash in the February 13 event that will take place at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City.

Saucedo, a powerful Aztec puncher who has amassed an impeccable record of: 20-0 and 14 knockouts, will face the always-tough and well-trained Booth, who possesses a record of: 13-1 and 7 knockouts, in an eight round welterweight scrap in the main event of the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be televised at 11pm ET/PT on UniMás.

“I feel very grateful with Top Rank for this big opportunity. I feel blessed. I know that this is a big opportunity for me and this could lead to getting bigger fights, but first I have to win this fight. I am more than ready. I know that I will fight in the main event and I feel very happy and motivated,” said Saucedo. (more…)



February 4th, 2016


Boxing News

Boxing back in Biloxi, Mississippi

Rite Hook Promotions returns on February 13 at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Topping “Valentines Massacre” is a six round cruiserweight showdown between local hero Mike “Concrete” Bissett (9-8, 7 KOs) and “Rocking” Rodney Moore (17-10-2, 7 KOs). The co-featured bout of the evening marks the return of unbeaten middleweight Bobby “The Prodigy” Bryant (15-0, 9 KOs) in an eight round matchup with 42-year-old former Floyd Mayweather opponent Louis Leija (21-15-1, 15 KOs).

Also featured is jr middleweight Manny “Shake Em’ Up” Woods (13-4-1, 5 KOs) against Aaron Anderson (3-38, 1 KO) in a scheduled six rounder. (more…)



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Full Card Announced for Saturday Night’s ‘Detroit Brawl’

The full card has been announced for promoter Dmitriy Salita’s “Detroit Brawl” this Saturday, February 6, at 6:30 pm at the iconic Masonic Temple in Downtown Detroit.

In the night’s main event, WBA #14-ranked cruiserweight Junior “Hurricane” Wright (14-1-1, 11 KOs) of Chicago will face Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Chris “Nightmare” Stallworth (9-3, 3 KOs) in a six-round cruiserweight battle. The powerful 29-year-old Wright has already challenged for a world title and is looking to secure another opportunity.

In the six-round co-main event, undefeated New York (via Kazakhstan) lightweight Dimash Niyazov (8-0-3, 4 KOs) takes on Detroit’s capable James Lester (10-9, 4 KOs). While Niyazov has the unbeaten record, Lester has been in with stronger opposition and always been competitive.

Topping the undercard, Detroit’s undefeated bantamweight James Gordon Smith (8-0, 5 KOs) will go against Saint Paul, Minnesota veteran Antwan Robertson (10-14-1, 6 KOs). (more…)



February 4th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Las Vegas Fantasy Preview

Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will look to get one step closer to another title shot when he faces upstart contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Stieglitz back in action March 5

Two-time world champion Robert Stieglitz will headline a March 5 card at the Home Monitoring Arena in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Now rated #10 by the WBO at light heavyweight, Stieglitz will face an opponent to be named.

In the co-feature, heavyweight Tom Schwarz (15-0, 10 KOs) will make the first title defense of his WBO Youth belt against another TBA.



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Fury: Rematch is nowhere near

Tyson Fury believes his eagerly-anticipated rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will happen but admits the two sides are struggling to settle on a date and venue for the bout.



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

David Haye backs up Frank Bruno’s return

Belfast’s James Fryer moves closer to title shot

New book sheds light on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X’s friendship

Amir Khan can overcome Saul Alvarez’s weight advantage



February 4th, 2016

UFC

Reasons to watch Fight Night Vegas this weekend

Before there was “Super” Sage Northcutt, the resident athletic freak in the UFC was Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Wonderboy has been flying under the radar, fighting only once in the last 16 months. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Freshmart beats Buitrago again, retains WBA 105lb interim belt

In a rematch, unbeaten WBA interim world minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (12-0, 6 KOs) again defeated Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (28-2-1, 16 KOs) by unanimous decision on Thursday afternoon in Bangkok, Thailand. Buitrago’s best round was round one. After that, Freshmart pretty much took over. Freshmart won their first fight by close unanimous decision in October 2014. This time it was one-sided. Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 119-109.



February 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Abraham, Ramirez, Valdez, Gradovich, Ramirez, Perez Super Bowl Predictions

Before they enter the ring for their super brawls, World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion Arthur Abraham, undefeated contenders Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Óscar Valdez and Jose Ramírez, former world champion Evgeny Gradovich, and dangerous veteran Manny Perez took time out to make predictions on Super Bowl 50, which will pit the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, February 7. The six fighters will be featured in title fights on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley world welterweight championship pay-per-view undercard, Saturday, April 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing back in Greensboro on Saturday

Walter Johnson Promotions and Richard Lide in conjunction with Barrios Boxing bring pro boxing back to Greensboro on Saturday at the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Airport. The main event features North Carolina welterweight Matthew “Mayhem” Strode (22-2, 9 KOs) taking on Lumberton, NC native Andre Baker (10-43-2, 2 KOs) in an eight round contest. In the co-main event, cruiserweight Mitchell Williams (11-4, 6 KOs) meets Gary Lavender (8-18, 7 KOs). In the other co-main event, undefeated welterweight prospect and Greensboro native Joseph Jackson (1-0, 1 KO) faces Jimmy Ellis (1-4, 1 KO). (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

LaManna, Mayfield top March 19 card

Welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (19-1, 7 KOs) will take part in the main event of a card that will take place March 19 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The eight-rounder will be LaManna’s second fight at welterweight after moving down from middleweight. LaManna will be facing TBA.

In the six round co-feature, former IBF cruiserweight world champion Imamu Mayfield (25-9-2, 18 KOs) will be making his long-awaited comeback in a heavyweight bout vs. TBA. The 43-year-old Mayfield will be making his first ring appearance in eight years. (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

UFC

Hendricks still motivated ahead of Thompson fight

Johny Hendricks occupies a unique place in the world of mixed martial arts. Yes, it’s imperative that to be successful, one ideally should be well-versed in all aspects of the sport, but we know that’s usually not the case. Everybody has a favorite, a go-to, a happy place where they would like to keep the fight for 15 (or 25) minutes or less . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Rigondeaux to invade UK on March 12

One of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxing stars Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux will fight in Britain for the first time on March 12 at the Liverpool Echo Arena when he faces local hero Jazza Dickens on the undercard of Terry Flanagan’s WBO lightweight title defense against Derry Mathews. Undefeated Rigondeaux, who fights out of Miami, Florida, is regarded as the world’s best super bantamweight. Many say he has been ducked by British 122lb stars Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg, and now he is coming into their backyard.

Jazza Dickens: “He might not have the belts, but he’s still the world champion in my eyes, Frampton and Quigg both didn’t want to know him, but what they see as a threat, I see as an opportunity. We’ve all got weaknesses and Rigondeaux will have his, it’s my job to go out and exploit them and beat him.”



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Abner Mares and Fernando Montiel collide March 12

Former three-division world champions Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) and Fernando Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KOs) will square off on March 12 on CBS. Mares and Montiel are two of the most accomplished and entertaining Mexican boxers in the sport today. Mares has held world titles at 118, 122 and 126 pounds, while Montiel has held world belts at 112, 115 and 118 pounds.

In the main event of the first primetime boxing presentation on CBS in nearly 40 years, welterweight knockout artist Keith Thurman will defend his WBA welterweight world championship against former titlist Shawn Porter. The card takes place at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Gavin McDonnell lands world title eliminator in Manchester

Gavin McDonnell (14-0-2, 4 KOs) can take a huge step towards a World title when he faces Jorge Sanchez for the WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight title and an official eliminator for the WBC World title at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

McDonnell’s clash with Sanchez is reward for his victory over Vusi Malinga in October 2014 for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title before landing the European crown in March against Oleksandr Yegorov and defending it against Jeremy Parodi in October. (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Frankie Gomez on-weight and focused

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Golden Boy

Undefeated East L.A. welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (19-0, 13 KOs) returns to action Friday against veteran Silverio “Chamaco III” Ortiz (29-16, 15 KOs) of Yucatan, Mexico, at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino Events Center in Indio, California live on Estrella TV. We caught up with Gomez and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California.

“I’m ready for this fight, I’ve been training hard. Weight has been good,” Gomez told Fightnews.com. “Training is good, working out 2-3 times a day. I’ve been sparring with Joel Diaz Jr. He’s a tough sparring partner.”

Roach added, “I’ve been away, but Marvin (Somodio) has been switching it up, I’ve been in camp a little, for a little bit. Overall everything is going really well. We had a really good workout, he looks sharp. I have been checking on him, I could see him at training through my phone if I’m in Canada or in China. He weighed in at 144 yesterday. He’s happy about that and he’s fighting at where he should be at.” (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kevin Hooper’s destiny could be shaped at big Callum Smith fight night

David Haye says he has no problem with Frank Bruno fighting again at 54 – as long as he faced boxers of similar age.

Floyd Mayweather rules out rematch with Manny Pacquiao

Khiary Gray, Freddy Sanchez gear up for next bouts



February 3rd, 2016

UFC

Makovsky gets chance to show championship mettle vs. Benavidez

For a guy nicknamed “Fun Size,” UFC flyweight contender Zach Makovsky sure takes all the fun out of playing the “What If” game should he defeat Joseph Benavidez this Saturday in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, February 6 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Gallimore headlines in LA Friday

Unbeaten middleweight Nathaniel Gallimore (11-0-1, 9 KOs) of Illinois by way of Jamaica takes on power punching Roberto Ventura (14-11, 14 KOs) of Mexico topping a private show Friday night in Los Angeles. The main event bout is scheduled for six rounds at a contracted weight of 162 pounds. Ed Holmes All Star Boxing will promote the show. Gallimore’s managerial stablemates Ernest Muhammad Jr., Kelin Sharpe, Joshua Greer Jr. and Fernando Martinez will be fighting in separate bouts on the undercard. (more…)



February 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo-Khan set, what about GGG?

So Canelo-Khan is official. What’s next for WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin?

Looks like GGG will face IBF #3 ranked Dominic Wade (18-0, 13 KOs). Negotiations are underway for an April 23 clash, possibly at the LA Forum, to be televised on HBO. Wade is coming off a split decision win against former champ Sam Soliman last June in his only ring action of 2015.



February 3rd, 2016

WBA

Desperately seeking Alexander Ustinov

The World Boxing Association (WBA) announced a resolution earlier this year which ordered a series of bouts for consolidating the heavyweight division, leading a single world champion. One of the bouts planned was between WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) and Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs). However, Ustinov hasn’t been located so far.

The situation is as follows:

1. A resolution was announced for Ortiz-Ustinov to agree to the fight no later than February 4, 2016.

2. The Russian Federation of Boxing announced that Vlad Hrunov does not have a license endorsed by them to perform the duties of promoter and manager with Ustinov.

3. Consequently, Alexader Ustinov could not be located.

4. No decision will be made in favor of any of the parties until Ustinov is located and confirms whether or not he’s onboard.



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

De la Hoya talks exclusively to Fightnews.com® on all subjects regarding Canelo-Khan

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions


By Hesiquio Balderas

Oscar de la Hoya president and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions caught the boxing world by surprise with the announcement that Canelo’s next fight will be at 155 pounds and he will defend his WBC, RING and Lineal middleweight titles against former champion Amir “King” Khan. De la Hoya talked exclusively to fightnews.com about many subjects regarding this mega event.

“I’m very happy to have made this announcement, I promised that I will make the best fights for the public, for the fans and this is a huge fight, Canelo and Khan are great champions and they will give their all on May 7th, Canelo is strong and is the champion and Khan is a very fast fighter that can give Canelo problems, speed is a huge factor and Amir will push Canelo to be faster than ever and to train hard, we know that Khan is a warrior and that Canelo is a warrior, this makes for a great fight.” (more…)



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Showtime adds clash of unbeaten heavyweights

Unbeaten brawlers Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) and Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (18-0, 13 KOs) will meet in a 10-round showdown of rising heavyweights on Saturday, February 27, in the opening bout of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The telecast also features two world title fights. In the main event, undefeated three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will make the first defense of his WAB featherweight world championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez. Televised coverage begins with a WBC super bantamweight world title rematch between Mexican power-punchers Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz.



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo names surprise opponent: Amir Khan

WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match-up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Golden Boy Promotions will exclusively promote the fight. Information regarding, the venue, ticket availability and a press tour for the fight will be announced in the coming weeks.

Canelo Alvarez: “As the middleweight champion of the world, I will take on the best fighters in the sport and on Cinco De Mayo weekend, I look forward to making the first defense of my titles. Amir was a decorated amateur, a two-time world champion and is in the prime of his career. Fans are in for a great fight on May 7.”

Amir Khan: “I know Canelo fights the best and wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to face me like others have. My goal is to always fight the biggest names and the best fighters that is why I’m excited for this fight. Also, I would like to thank my team and Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity. I know I have the speed and ability to beat him and will give my fans what they deserve on May 7.”

Oscar de la Hoya: “We are committed to putting on the biggest and best fights in boxing. Canelo is the biggest star in the sport and as he demonstrated against James Kirkland and Miguel Cotto last year, he is only getting better. Those who predicted that he would take an easy fight for his first defense have been proven wrong once again. As for Amir, he has won his last five fights including an incredible performance against Devon Alexander, and now that he is back where he belongs at Golden Boy Promotions, his future is very bright, once again.”



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Sampson Boxing wins purse bid for Arroyo-Ancajas

A purse bid procedure was held today in the IBF offices in New Jersey and promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has won the right to promote the IBF Super Flyweight Champion McJoe Arroyo’s first mandatory defense, against Jerwin Ancajas with a winning bid of $25,000. Sampson Boxing, the only bidder, now has 15 days to submit the executed contracts (no later than February 17, 2016) and the fight must take place within 90 days or by May 2, 2016. Lewkowicz says Ancajas’ home country of the Philippines is the probable location for the fight.

Arroyo (17-0, 8 KOs), from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, is a 30-year-old southpaw. He won the championship last July with a 10-round technical decision over Arthur Villanueva. Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KOs), nicknamed “Pretty Boy” is a 24-year-old southpaw.



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Jesse Hart to defend title against Dashon Johnson

Super middleweight Jesse Hart brings his boxing skills back home for the first time in 15 months when he defends his North American Boxing Organization (NABO) title against Dashon Johnson, of Escondido, CA, in the scheduled 10-round main event Friday evening, March 18, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First of seven fights is at 7 PM.

Hart, 26, is the son of former Philly middleweight contender Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, whose legendary left hook terrorized the 160-pound division in the 1970s. (more…)



February 2nd, 2016

UFC

The 10: A Look at February’s Biggest Fights

Yes, losing the UFC heavyweight championship rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez from atop this Saturday’s event in Las Vegas was certainly a gut-punch that no one was expecting, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still an assortment of entertaining, intriguing and important fights on the horizon throughout the remainder of the month . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Smith-Mohoumadi collide in WBC eliminator April 2

Unbeaten super middleweight Callum “Mundo” Smith (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on Hadillah Mohoumadi (20-3-1, 15 KOs) in a WBC final eliminator at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on April 2. The unbeaten Smith is targeting a clash with WBC champion Badou Jack but must first dismiss Frenchman Mohoumadi, who also puts his European title on the line in the bout.

“Mundo’s” last action was in the Echo Arena in an all-Liverpool battle for the British and Commonwealth titles against Rocky Fielding last November, and Fielding is also back into action on the undercard taking on former European champion Christopher Rebrasse. Also, Scotty Cardle and Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd meet in a rematch for Cardle’s British Lightweight title.



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: We Will Be Ready for February 27

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime


By Miguel Maravilla

WBA featherweight super champion and two-division world titlist Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, has began his preparation to take on former world champion Kiko Martinez (34-6, 25 KOs) of Spain on February 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California live on Showtime.

Coming off the biggest win of his career, Santa Cruz won a unanimous decision over former world champion Abner Mares this past summer at the Staples Center in what was billed as “The Battle of L.A.”

“It was very big and important for me. Everyone was saying I was a cherry picker. So against Mares I showed them I’m a great fighter and I shut their mouth,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com®. “My upcoming fight on February 27, I thought it was going to be against Lee Selby in a unification fight, but then I was told I would be fighting Kiko Martinez. He is a great fighter, it will be a good fight.” (more…)



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Promoter: Oosthuizen beyond any help

WBA world light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer is in search of a new opponent for his sixth successive world title defense following the withdrawal of Thomas Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen has been ruled in no fit state to compete by promoter Rodney Berman, who is understandably disappointed with the recent turn of events.

“This is the final nail in the coffin – Tommy’s finished as a fighter,” said Berman. ”I can’t see him having another fight. The stark reality is he’s… beyond any help. Many people are angry and disappointed. I am duty-bound to inform the World Boxing Association of this situation, I can’t sweep this under the carpet. There are far more deserving boxers who should be rated.”

Braehmer’s promoter Kalle Sauerland is currently looking for a suitable replacement, with Braehmer still scheduled to defend his WBA World title on March 12 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg.

“We are working hard to find an adequate opponent to replace Oosthuizen,” said Sauerland. “There are a number of options on the table, and we’re confident we will be able to deliver a deserving opponent and a high-quality world title fight on March 12 in Neubrandenburg.”



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Tyson Fury’s amazing background

Real Sports profiles Tyson Fury, the new heavyweight champion of the boxing world – and while his name may sound like something concocted by a Hollywood screenwriter, his real life story would rival any boxing movie ever made.



February 2nd, 2016

Twitter Watch

Frank Bruno Update

Looks like the British Boxing Commission isn’t onboard with 54-year-old former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno’s comeback plans.



February 2nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“I’ve no choice,” says Frank Bruno, about returning to boxing

Catherine Phiri becomes the first African female boxer to win the WBC bantamweight title

Australian heavyweight boxer Lucas Browne to face Ruslan Chagaev

Australia’s retired boxers come together to condemn “one-punch cowards”



February 2nd, 2016




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