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Bilal Laggoune, 10-0-1(5), will defend tonight his Belgian national cruiserweight title against very limited Fabrice Clement, 3-2-0(2), on the 12th edition of the Gents Boxing Gala in the topsporthal in Gent, Belgium as part of a 6 fight event promoted by Claude Vandenheede.
Laggoune won the title against Christophe Dufaux and will make now the first defense of the title. Laggoune will be back in action on Decemmber 14 near his hometown in Pamel-Roosdaal, Belgium. (more…)
The Norway government says they have plans to end a 32-year ban on professional boxing when a new coalition takes office next week.
Actor Jerry Ferrara will play Arturo “Thunder” Gatti in an upcoming biopic. Michael Strahan will produce the pic.
Is Mason Menard (25-14, 18 KOs) the best Louisiana has to offer for boxing? More
A rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera could land in San Antonio. More
Photos: All Star Boxing
Matthew Villanueva 114.8 vs. Daniel Lozano 114.8
(WBO jr flyweight title)
Luis Olivares 137.6 vs. Hector Marengo 137.6
Emanuel De Jesus 149.2 vs. Joel Vargas 150.4
Alphonso Black 157.4 vs. Angel Martinez 157.4
Justin Jones 147 vs. Juan Aguirre 150.2
Toribio Ramirez 124.8 vs. Harold Torres 124.8
Victor Kulakovski 152.6 vs. Howard Reece 150.2
Angel Hernandez 135 vs. Ruben Ozuna 138.2
Venue: A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, FL
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr. in association with Shea Bailey Promotions
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus (All Star Boxing)
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Time: Doors Open @ 7:00 PM & First Fight 8:00 PM
By Phil Doherty
Miami-based southpaw light middleweight Joey “TwinkleFingers” Hernandez (23-1-1, 13 KOs) announced his return to free agency yesterday after getting out of his promotional contract with Don King Productions. Hernandez turns twenty nine later this month and hadn’t fought since last November–a ten-round unanimous decision victory against James Winchester. Despite the extended layoff, TwinkleFingers still finds himself ranked ninth in the IBF and twelfth in the WBC at light middleweight (super welterweight). Hernandez credited his attorney Andrew Horn with facilitating the promotional release and told Fightnews: “I’m officially a free man and now it’s back to the drawing board to get a big one. Now that I’m free I’m willing to accept any big challenges.”
The next bout for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is now official, as “Bones” will look to extend his record-setting title defense streak against Brazilian powerhouse Glover Teixeira on Saturday, February 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Joining Jones-Teixeira on the Super Bowl weekend card will be a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem. Originally scheduled for UFC 167 in Las Vegas, the bout has now been shifted to New Jersey. Tickets for UFC 169 go on sale on Friday, October 25.
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Gary Shaw Productions in association with La Noria Entertainment present a special night of boxing on October 19, 2013 at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, in Whittier, CA. Hometown hero and undefeated lightweight sensation, Alejandro “El Charrito” Luna (14-0, 11 KOs), will challenge crafty veteran Daniel Attah (28-16-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event attraction. The bout will in the lightweight division. A live concert will take place after the fight where fans can enjoy the festive music of Los Canelos and Rebeldes. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mexican flood victims. (more…)
By Johnny B’
Illinois super middleweight Mike Jimenez once again is an undefeated professional. Mike, known as ‘Hollywood’ was halted on September 13th in Hammond Indiana by Derrick “Superman” Findley when his corner threw in the towel. However due to Findley’s drug test coming back positive, the bout result has been changed to a no contest. Thus Hollywood’s pro log is now 11-0 with 8 KOs and 1 NC as he heals up from a rough outing against Findley, who apparently failed the test from taking Tylenol 3 pills which contains “Codeine” which is an opiate-based pain killer.
By Ron Jackson
Two boxers with a combined age of 89 years meet for the vacant SA heavyweight title in Bloemfontein on Saturday night. Hein van Bosch and Anton Nel, who have won 27 and lost 27 professional bouts between them, are scheduled to meet at the Free State Sports Science Institute Hall. Nel was 45 years old on July 9 and Van Bosch will be 44 on January 27. Their combined age is probably some sort of record for a national title fight. And does reflect on the state of heavyweight boxing in South Africa. The title became vacant when Wiseman Dlomo failed to renew his licence. (more…)
WBC #1 Viktor Postol, now 23-0, widely outpointed Ignacio Mendoza over 12 rounds to retain his WBC International 140lbs title. Next up for Postol could be a WBC final eliminator against Selcuk Aydin who recently won the WBC Mediterranean title against former Postol victim DeMarcus Corley. On the undercard Marat Kulumbegov stayed unbeaten in 13 fights (one draw) to score a shutout 10 rounds points decision against Mikheil Khutsishvili to win the vacant WBC Youth Silver middleweight title.
This excellent show was promoted by Elite Box Promotion headed by Roman Vaselyuk in their gym.
By Chris Farina/Top Rank
Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto and current top-five contender Delvin Rodriguez pose during the final press conference Thursday for their upcoming 12-round super welterweight battle , Saturday, October 5 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, Cotto vs. Rodriguez will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.
Delvin Rodriguez: I’m just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the hard way. After so many years of hard work, one bad decision after the other, tough fights, I’m just thankful to God that I’m here. There was a time when I said forget about boxing, forget this, this isn’t for me anymore, but I said I’m not going to throw so many years of my life away after so much hard work. So I’m glad I stuck with it and thanks to God I’m here.
Freddie Roach: Miguel has given me the opportunity to have the best training camp in my entire life and he’s worked so hard for this fight and we’ve made a lot of adjustments for Delvin. Delvin’s a difficult opponent, we know that, we’re ready for that and I can’t wait for Saturday night.
Miguel Cotto: I’m glad to be here and I’m ready. I had a great camp like Freddie said before. I’m ready. I’m just counting the hours to be right here on Saturday night. I’m going to be focused, I’m going to be sharp, I’m going to be Miguel Cotto.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Reigning WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion from Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 KOs) was full of respect for undefeated Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs) during media workout in Moscow. “I think that Stacy McKinley, former Mike Tyson coach, tried anything possible to make Povetkin look like Tyson, punch like Tyson. Povetkin has been a fan of Mike Tyson. He said to me that he watched Tyson fights to copy his movements with his style and size and reach. This style is good for him, especially in this fight, but we will see how it’s going to be on Saturday night,” – said “Dr Steelhammer.” Klitschko and Povetkin clash Saturday at the Olympic Sportcomplex in Moscow. The event is organized by Andrey Ryabinsky, CEO of MIC Group of Companies, and will be broadcast live (3:30 PM EST) and re-broadcasted the same day (9:45 PM EST) by HBO. (more…)
Main Events announced today that they have signed an exclusive promotional contract with South African light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba, 20-2-2, 9 KOs. The 26 year old Chilemba was born in Malawi and has fought the majority of his bouts in South Africa. Nicknamed “Golden Boy”, Chilemba turned professional in 2005, and won several African titles during his eight years in the ring as a 168 and 175 pounder. Chilemba’s collection of championships include the African Boxing Union super middleweight title, the WBO Africa light heavyweight title, African Boxing Union light heavyweight title, WBC International light heavyweight title, the IBO super middleweight title, and the WBC International light heavyweight title. (more…)
WBA-appointed Klitschko-Povetkin judge Ted Gimza has been given special permission by the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois, to leave the USA to work the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight championship fight on October 5 in Moscow, Russia. Gimza, who in a plea bargain pled guilty to a felony weapons charge on July 29th (Lake County Case Number: 12CF382) is serving a two-year probation which includes 24/7 electronic home monitoring, a.k.a. “ankle bracelet” for a period of 160 days which extends well past the fight date. According to Keith S. Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County, Gimza has been granted the right to leave the country between October 1 and October 7 for employment purposes and is released from electronic home monitoring during the above time periods. The WBA is aware of Gimza’s legal situation and both camps have signed off on him working the fight.
John Hays 154 vs Moises Alvizo 150.5
Steven Stryker 160 vs Kory Kelly 165.
Dwain Victorian 138.8 vs Juan Zuniga 140
Andre Walker 187 vs Paul Gemmati 185
Lisa Mauldin 132 vs Theresa Crowley 134.5
Justin Davenport 264 vs Matt McKinney 239
Fabian Gonzalez 141 vs Issac Velasco 137.6
Venue: The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Doors at 6:30pm, first bout at 7:30pm
Tickets at www.fightcluboc.com
By Kurt Freitag
Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto demonstrates his current form with new trainer Freddie Roach during a workout in the very hot Don Miguel Boxing Gym in Orlando, Florida. Cotto faces two-time world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez in an HBO-televised 12-round super welterweight battle on Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley has expressed confidence in not only defeating Anthony Mundine, but that it will be by knockout when the two former world champs clash at the Sydney Entertainment Center on October 23. Mosley also rejects the claims that he is a washed up boxer who should not be fighting. “Anyone who says I’m shot, they have no idea what’s going on,” Mosley said. “I speak regularly with a whole number of doctors, specialists, all these medical experts who insist my brain is fine. That I’m in better shape than a lot of guys in their 20s.” (more…)
The short story: a guy from Indiana in his mid-20’s with a background in wrestling walks into Chris “Lights Out” Lytle’s gym, and six years later he’s making his UFC debut in Brazil as an undefeated lightweight with seven of his eight wins ending before the final bell . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Unbeaten world ranked middleweight Alex “El Principe” Theran (15-0, 9 KOs) returns to his native Barranquila in the main event versus Javier Carrerra (13-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico on November 15th. The site will be the Coliseo Elias Chegwin in Barranquilla, Colombia and the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds. The middleweight WBC and WBA Latino titles will be in play. The 22-year-old Theran has quietly earned his way into the world rankings and currently stand at #13 with the WBA at middleweight. Theran’s promoter Juan Carlos Devia (Pro Box del Caribe), who discovered the talented Theran as an amateur, will promote the event. In the amateurs, Theran defeated Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao, the 2012 Olympic medalist who recently signed with Golden Boy Promotions. The co-feature will pit Colombian Luis Flores (14 1, 12 KOs) against Alfonso Perez (8-3, 6 KOs) of Venezuela in a 10 round lightweight bout. Win Sports will televise.
Photo: Felipe Leon
California Hall of Fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company Bobby D Presents recently inked rising female Tijuana prospect Kenia Enriquez to an exclusive promotional agreement. The undefeated Enriquez (7-0, 4 KOs) is considered the best female fighter out of Tijuana since the “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava. With Nava recently taking on the challenge of motherhood head on, many see the nineteen-year-old Kenia as the next female superstar of the region.
With over 80 amateur fights and a bronze medal in the Mexican Nationals in her last year as an amateur in 2011, Enriquez is known for her fan-friendly boxer/puncher style and killer instinct. Enriquez is presently ranked as the #13 flyweight in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC). (more…)
Story and photos by Chris Morris
Martin Quezada 129.4 vs Armando Rodriguez 131
Hugo Arceo 252 vs Rudy Zapata 260
Cristian Bonilla 195.8 vs Pablo Gomez 197.8
Julio Lanzas 164.8 vs Katrell Straus 166.4
Alma Garcia 114.4 vs Victoria Robinson 113.2
Eligio Lopez 148.2 vs Ryan Madden 147.6
Promoter: Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Pro Boxing
Venue: Infinity Club
Photos: Pete Susens
Omaha lightweight contender Terence Crawford (21-0, 16 KOs) worked up a sweat Wednesday at Don Miguel Cotto’s Boxing Gym in Orlando, Florida in preparation for his Saturday fight with undefeated Russian Andrey Klimov (16-0, 8 KOs). The two will battle for The NABO lightweight championship on the Top Rank-promoted card at The Amway Center. The main event features Cotto against Delvin Rodriguez in a twelve round super welterweight battle.
Crawford’s camp includes Brian McIntyre, Jacqui Spikes, Midge Minor, Esau Dieguez and Desmond WIlford. More photos…
Portland stages a return to pro boxing. More
Maybe he’s past his prime, at 39, but New Have’s Soloman Maye will debut on Saturday. More
Wladimir Klitschko talks about his upcoming bout with Povetkin. More
By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos: Michael V. Ornales
On Saturday, September 28, Raul Utajara and Ghost Town Gladiators put on an excellent, well matched, first class show in Longmont, Colorado. A six card bout had the fans on their feet all night. In the main event, popular local action fighter, Raul ‘El Chino’ Carrillo, won a thrilling six round unanimous decision against gritty vet Terry Buterbaugh. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Artie Pelullo, promoter of WBO #1 ranked middleweight Bryan Vera, said today that discussions are already underway for a December rematch between Vera and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “We’re talking to Bob (Arum),” said Pelullo. “We’re talking to HBO about a December date. And should HBO not be in a financial position to pay for this event, Bob and I are discussing a pay-per-view event for December.” Pelullo also stated that if the bout takes place, it would be in Vera’s home state of Texas, and he would get more involved in the selection of officials.
“Bob did talk to Junior,” added Pelullo, “he said he was interested in a rematch and I think he needs to do it because his own fan base is giving him a hard time. There are many reports down in Mexico that they’re disappointed with him, he didn’t win the fight, he got a gift, and that world down there it’s very important to be macho, to be stand-up, so I actually think the rematch has a very good chance to come forward. There’s no fights for him right now between now and the end of the year or January or February as other guys are tied up so this would also help us get the rematch.”
A 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist from the country of Brazil, Yamaguchi Falcao will begin his journey toward professional gold as a member of the Golden Boy Promotions team, the Los Angeles-based promoter announced today. Falcao fought his way to the brink of the 2012 Olympics at 160 pounds, but with his brother also weighing 160, he decided to move up to eight pounds to avoid possibly fighting Esquiva. The fighting Falcao brothers both went to the London Games, with Esquiva winning a Silver medal and Yamaguchi a Bronze, marking the first time in 44 years that a Brazilian boxer had won an Olympic medal. Yamaguchi stayed with the AIBA for a year and has he now decided to toss his hat into the pro ring. A date and venue for Yamaguchi’s professional debut will be announced at a later date.
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