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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

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UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam: Overeem karate kicks way to win over Arlovski

Veteran heavyweight star Alistair Overeem made his case for a shot at the world title in his home country of the Netherlands Sunday, knocking out teammate and fellow top five contender Andrei Arlovski in the second round at the Rotterdam Ahoy . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Dat Nguyen back in action tonight

Tonight in Lakeland, Florida, featherweight Dat Nguyen returns to the ring after a 31-month layoff when he takes on Gustavo Molina (22-10, 9 KOs). Nguyen of Vero Beach, Florida hasn’t had the typical layoff of getting out of shape and thinking about missed opportunities. “I have been training the whole time. I own a gym here in Vero Beach and I have been training people for the past six years, so I have been in shape. Sure it is not professional competition but I am able to stay busy and am ready for the fight on Sunday,” said Nguyen. “I haven’t fought in a while, but I have no fear of ring rust. I been sparring and going through boxing techniques the whole time.” (more…)



May 8th, 2016


Boxing News

Canelo: There’s no need to be afraid of a fighter like Golovkin

By Miguel Maravilla

Coming off a spectacular knockout victory over former super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) spoke about his win at the post fight press conference in the same ring in which he was victorious at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After a long wait, the Mexican superstar made his way to reporters. “First of all, sorry for the delay but I am ready for you guys,” he said. “I feel happy. Thank God we’re both alright. I’m proud and happy for this win. He was giving me problems early on but I feinted him throughout the fight and that’s what opened up that punch. It’s good to win by knockout but you don’t really want to hurt or injure anybody.”

On the topic of rival champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Canelo commented, “People say I’m scared but I’m willing to fight anybody. There’s no need to be afraid of a fighter like Golovkin. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Zhakiyanov denies claims by Tete

WBA interim bantamweight champion Zhanat “ZZ” Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs) claims that former world champion Zolani Tete and his manager, Mla Tengimfene, have been feeding the media a fictional story that Zhakiyanov recently backed out of a purported fight between the two, supposedly scheduled for June 4 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

“I have never heard from anyone about this fight,” said Zhakiyanov. “They are saying I can’t make the weight and that’s why I can’t fight him. I was never supposed to fight him! He and his people are telling stories.” (more…)



May 8th, 2016


Boxing News

Full Report: Inoue retains WBO 115lb belt by defeating #1 Carmona

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KOs), 115, retained his belt in his second defense when he dropped #1 David Carmona (17-2-4, 6 KOs), 114, from Mexico, with furious combinations in the final session, had him on the verge of a knockout and pounded out a unanimous decision on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Eduardo Ligas (Philippines) and Sawaeng Thaweekoon (Thailand) both 118-109, Ramon Cerdan (Argentina) 116-111, all in favor of the 23-year-old defending champ. The referee was Eddie Claudio (US) who worked well to handle the fast-moving contestants.

It was such a one-sided affair that Carmona, 26, showed only his heart and durability against the formidable titlist. Naoya finally caught up with the game Mexican with a last surge, badly dropped him close to a knockout, but Carmona barely stood up and resumed fighting. Should the third man have been Richard Steele, it would have been halted even with some seconds remaining in the final stanza. But Carmona managed to last the distance as he gamely withstood Inoue’s continual and constant attacks. We truly praised his tremendous gameness. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

The Canelo Industry

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


By Hesiquio Balderas

The sparkling new T-Mobile arena was full. The Mexican music was loud. When HBO’s Jim Lampley interviewed Gennady Golovkin, there were boos heard from the predominantly pro-Canelo crowd. When the TV screen placed above the ring showed clips of Amir Khan, you could hear the fans’ loud disapproval change abruptly to wild cheers when they cut to Canelo.

The popular fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, has become an icon. Obviously this has a lot to do with his fighting skills, his good looks and the publicity he has been subject to since the beginning of his career.

Amir Khan did quite well for four rounds. Canelo came on in the fifth stanza and then the redhead exploded a tremendous right hand on Amir’s chin in round six and the night suddenly ended in a very brutal KO. The Briton was unconscious for several minutes. It was a scary scene and Canelo went to check on Khan’s well being rather than celebrate his big win. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Full Report: Yaegashi keeps IBF 108lb belt by split decision over Mexican Tecuapetla

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Three-time world champ Akira Yaegashi (24-5, 12 KOs), 107.5, Japan, barely kept his IBF junior flyweight belt as he mixed it up and exchanged hot rallies with Mexican Martin Tecuapetla (23-5, 15 KOs), 107.74, all the way to be awarded a well-received but split decision over twelve hard-fought see-saw rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Daniel Sandoval (US) and Bruce McTavish (Philippines) both tallied 115-113 and 116-113 in favor of Yaegashi, but Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan) had it 115-113 for Tecuapetla. The fast-moving referee was Gerard White (US) who surprisingly spoke Japanese as he used to work in Mazda company in Hiroshima.

It was a tough defense for Yaegashi, a 33-year-old veteran, as he wasn’t sharp and speedy as usual in the first three sessions, when the awkward Mexican, 26, took the leadoff and was in command, landing jabs and long rights to the stationary target. (more…)



May 8th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam: Predictions

That’s right, boys and girls, it’s time for another (Rotter)dam good edition of the Downes Side. It’s only fitting because Rotterdam is known as the “Gateway to Europe,” and the Nostradamus of MMA is your gateway to enlightenment . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #2 Matsumoto stopped by Mexican Lopez

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Previously unbeaten prospect, WBO #2 bantamweight Ryo Matsumoto (17-1, 15 KOs), 120, was astoundingly halted by unheralded and unknown Mexican trial horse Victor Uriel Lopez (8-6-1, 3 KOs), 119.5, at 1:04 of the fifth round on the undercard of a world title twinbill featuring the defenses of Naoya Inoue and Akira Yaegashi on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

From the outset Matsumoto, a taller hard-hitting future champ, looked so sluggish that he too recklessly mixed it up and put on a give-and-take performance. Matsumoto was winning on points, but abruptly became slowing down, absorbing good shots of the game Mexican. The referee Tsuchiya called a halt to save the ill-conditioned Matsumoto from further punishment. His manager/promoter Hideyuki Ohashi confessed that his prospect wasn’t in good shape at all. The stylish and hard-hitting Matsumoto had been introduced as an internationally bright prospect by The Ring Magazine months ago. It’s a great upset.



May 8th, 2016

Late Result

Rudenko stops Mollo; wins WBC Intl Silver heavyweight title

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Last Friday night at the Ministerium Night Club in the beautiful city of Odessa, Ukraine, local favorite Andrey Rudenko stopped American Mike Mollo in round seven. Rudenko started cautiously to edge the first round. Mollo won the second round as he tried hard to repeat his success from his last fight when he stopped Zimnoch in one round. But Rudenko used very well his length advantage and was in control from the third round on. Mollo tired very much from round five on. After 1:15 in round seven heads accidentally clashed and Mollo was badly cut inside the right eyelid. On the advice of the ringphhysician Belgian referee Daniel Van de Wiele called it off and it went under WBC rules to the scorecards with the uncompleted seventh round also scored by the judges Predrag (68-65), Pobyvailo (69-64) and Verwijs (69-64). There was no points deduction as the bout did not continue. Supervisor was Houcine Houichi.

Andrey Rudenko, now 28-2, is back in the heavyweight mix having lost only against Lucas Browne and Hughie Fury.

The show was promoted by Viktoria Olshana of Sparta boxing Promotions with Vlad Eliseev as matchmaker and Mikhael Zavialov and Alina Shaternikova of the local Ukranian commission.



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo: Like we say in Mexico ‘we don’t f–k around.’

Canelo Alvarez comments in the ring directly after the fight:

“He is a fast fighter, and I knew things would be complicated in beginning, but I knew they would come to my favor as the fight went on. People have known me only for my power. I have many more qualities in the ring and I showed that. I think people saw more of me tonight. Someone that comes in to box gives you more trouble and someone that comes right in is a little easier to fight.”

Regarding Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: “I invited him to come to the ring. Like we say in Mexico ‘we don’t f–k around.’ I don’t fear anyone; we don’t come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport. Right now I will put on the gloves again and fight him.”



May 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo KOs Khan in six

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) turned back the audacious challenge of former super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) with a spectacular sixth round knockout on Saturday night at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Khan landed a good right hand early in round one, Canelo connected with some left hooks later in the round. Khan’s advantages in handspeed and mobility began to pay dividends as he made Canelo miss badly in round two. Canelo increased the pressure and began to land to the body in round four. A Canelo right hand laid Khan out cold in round six. Time was 2:37.

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May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Lemieux, Gomez, Stevens victorious

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round TKO over Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs). Lemieux had his way in rounds one and two. Good two-way action in round three. Lemieux finally dropped Tapia in round four. Tapia beat the count and seemed good to go, but suddenly the towel came flying in from Tapia’s corner and the bout was stopped. Time was :56.

Undefeated welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (21-0, 13 KOs) scored a surprisingly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over WBC #2, WBA #2, WBO #5 and IBF #8 jr welterweight Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs). Gomez’ pressure and workrate took Herrera completely out of his game. Scores were 100-90 across the board.

Hard-hitting former middleweight title challenger Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over previously unbeaten Patrick Teixeira (26-1, 22 KOs). Stevens hurt Teixeira momentarily with a short left hook in the opening round. Then in round two, a crushing right hand finished Teixeira at the 1:04 mark. Stevens wins the vacant WBC De Las Americas title.

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May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Bounce TV Weights from Lakeland, Florida

Kanat Islam 152.8 vs. Juan De Angel 154.2
Miguel Cruz 146.6 vs. Samuel Figueroa 146.6
Dennis Galarza 130.4 vs. Yardley Suarez 132.2
Dat Nguyen 130.8 vs. Gustavo Molina 126.2
Antonio Tarver Jr 155.2 vs. Jose Cortez 157.8
Alantez Fox 167.2 vs. Milton Nunez 175
Nestor Bravo 135 vs. Daniel Lorenzano 138.4
Botisher Obidov 166 vs. Hakeem Atkinson 169.6
Daruma Almenarez 160 vs. Zarief Brand 157.8

Venue: Lakeland Events Center, Lakeland, Florida
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: Bounce TV



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Las Vegas

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

After four consecutive unanimous shutout decisions on the undercard, Diego De La Hoya, younger cousin of Oscar, broke the streak with a seventh round stoppage of previously undefeated Rocco Santomauro, (13-1, 1 KOs), in a scheduled eight round super bantamweight bout.

The difference in this fight was accuracy. De La Hoya, (15-0, 9 KOs), did a masterful job timing Santomauro coming in with both hands, and countered effectively when Santomauro tried to exchange with him. Santomauro was aggressive early but could not land consistently on De La Hoya. Santomauro was dropped by a De La Hoya straight right hand in round two. Referee Jay Nady took a point from De La Hoya for a low blow in round seven but moments later Santomauro’s corner threw in the towel after a dominant De La Hoya round punctuated by a vicious right uppercut. Time of the stoppage was 1:59 of round seven.

Irish middleweight sensation Jason Quigley won a unanimous decision over James De La Rosa in his first big test. Quigley boxed patiently behind the jab in the opening round as he sneaked in the straight right flush on De La Rosa. In round two Quigley connected De La Rosa solidly as he was showboating. Continuing to box in round three Quigley landed good shots on De La Rosa. Quigley began to go to the body in round four as De La Rosa encouraged him to fight on. At the halfway point in round five Quigley continued to land with the right as De La Rosa continued to showboat in the ring.

In round six Quigley continued to box working the jab as De La Rosa pressed. The seventh round saw De La Rosa press the action backing Quigley to the ropes as the Irish boxed and circled. Quigley continued the rest of the fight as he staggered De La Rosa in round nine and finished strong in route to the decision win as all three judges scored the bout 100-90. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla scores spectacular KO over Barroso

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Photo: Lawrence Lustig


WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla survived an onslaught from power-punching Barroso and lost the early rounds, then he turned the tables. In round six, Crolla rocked Barroso to his boots and he finished him in round seven with a body shot that put Barroso down for the count. Time was 1:31.

Super middleweight Martin Murray (33-3-1, 16 KOs) returned from his split decision loss in a world title fight against Arthur Abraham to stop overmatched Cedric Spera (12-5, 2 KOs) in round two. Time was 1:47. Murray, who dropped Spera twice in round two, is next slated to face George Groves on June 25. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Pulev beats Chisora for Euro heavyweight title

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By Karl Freitag

In a clash for the vacant European heavyweight championship, Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) outworked Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KOs) to win a twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg Germany. Pulev was more accurate and busier (when he wasn’t holding). Scores were 116-112, 118-110 for Pulev, 115-113 for Chisora.

Former WBA interim super middleweight titleholder Vincent Feigenbutz (22-2, 20 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Crispulo Javier Andino (19-9-1, 10 KOs). Feigenbutz, now being trained by Karsten Röwer, got back into the win column after suffering his first loss against Giovanni De Carolis.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Artur Mann (7-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over former WBA interim world champion Valery Brudov (42-9, 28 KOs). (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Overweight Carmona barely makes weight

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The weigh-in in Japan is so efficient and well-scheduled that it usually ends in ten minutes, but today it took one hour forty minutes as the WBO #1 contender David Carmona had to reduce only half a pound over the 115-pound junior bantam limit. The defending champ Inoue successfully scaled in at the class limit at his first trip, drank water and quickly left the weigh-in place.

For the other world title bout, IBF junior flyweight ruler Akira Yaegashi tipped the beam at 107.5, while Mexican challenger Martin Tecuapetla 107.75—both under the 108-pound limit (do you know the light-flyweight or junior flyweight limit of 108 lbs?).

The Mexican Carmona looked weary when he returned to the scale after unwillingly jogging, but he weighed in at 114 pounds, a pound under the 115-pound limit, unnecessarily having reduced 1.5 pounds down to 114. Eventually, Inoue 115, while Carmona 114. Period. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Brooker beats Aikens; Cintron returns with win

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

In the 8-round main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Philadelphian Christopher Brooker, 9-1, 5 KOs, won a rugged unanimous decision over Atlantic City’s Antowyan Aikens, 10-2-1, 1 KO. It was a gritty fight with Brooker pressing the action and Aikens boxing smartly. From my seat the fight looked like a close call for Brooker. He appeared frustrated by Aikens’ jab and move style. Plus Antowyan landed a few stiff shots of his own. One of them sliced a cut over Christopher’s eye. However, Brooker had the power edge in the fight and used it to good advantage in round three.

After chasing Aikens for nearly nine minutes, Brooker finally caught him with a hard right hand, and the punch put Aikens down. At the moment, it seemed the fight would end, but Aiken showed determination. He got up and did his best to resume boxing. He survived the round and went back to work in the fourth. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Yildirim stops Junior in two, Sahin edges Piternov

Avni Yildirim needed less than two rounds to stop Jackson Junior and defend his WBC Silver International Light Heavyweight Championship on Friday night in Berlin. Once more, the 24-year-old fast rising star from Turkey showed an impressive performance and proved to be too strong for the Brazilian slugger.

Junior who scored 18 of his 20 wins so far by knockout tried his best, came out swinging and turned the fight into an open war as long as it lasted. The 30-year-old “Demolidor” landed some hard shots but was too careless with his defense while trying to impress Yildirim. The young Turk took the blows and answered with some furious hooks to the head and body of his own. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam at the scales

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight clashes between Alistair Overeem-Andrei Arlovski, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva-Stefan Struve, airs live on FS1 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, May 8 at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at Noon ET / 9am PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT.

Main Event – UFC heavyweight five-round fight
No. 3 Alistair Overeem (244) vs No. 5 Andrei Arlovski (248)

FS1 Main Card
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (266) vs Stefan Struve (265)
Albert Tumenov (170) vs Gunnar Nelson (170)
Germaine de Randamie (135) vs Anna Elmose (135)
Nikita Krylov (205) vs Francimar Barroso (204)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs Heather Jo Clark (116)

FS1 Prelims
Rustam Khabilov (155) vs Chris Wade (155)
Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs Garreth McLellan (184)
Jon Tuck (156) vs Josh Emmett (156)
Yan Cabral (156) vs Reza Madadi (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs Neil Seery (126)
Leon Edwards (169.5) vs Dominic Waters (170)
Ulka Sasaki (125) vs Willie Gates (125)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Quintero disappointed with the doctor’s decision

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney


Lightweight Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-7, 6 KOs) isn’t happy about the stoppage in Friday night’s clash against Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) in Las Vegas. A close and exciting fight ended after round six when the doctor stopped the fight from moving forward due to a swollen shut left eye suffered by Quintero.

“I am very disappointed with the doctor’s decision,” he said afterward. “I had been fighting like this for two rounds and physically felt strong to continue, but they made the decision and that is something that I cannot control. It’s the Mexican blood in me that wills me to continue fighting and never give up. I will not stop fighting for my dream to one day become a world champion.”



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Teixeira ready to take on Stevens tonight

By Hesiquio Balderas

Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) talks about his showdown tonight against Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) on the HBO Pay-Per-View portion of the Canelo vs. Khan undercard in Las Vegas.



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Golden Boy Matchmaker sends Juan Manuel Marquez a message

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By Hesiquio Balderas

Robert Diaz, head matchmaker of Golden Boy Promotions, spoke exclusively to Fightnews.com® and has a special message to former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

Robert, why did you select Amir Khan as an opponent when Canelo has a lot to lose and very little to gain?

Well, first I have to tell you is it’s all about the styles. Styles make fights and we thought that Amir Khan is a very dangerous opponent and his style is very awkward, so I think is a difficult fight for Saul. Even more difficult than what people and the media think.

Talking about this mega event, on paper these fights should be exciting. What can the fans expect?

The fans can expect good matches. We have David Lemieux against Glen Tapia, both are punchers, both are brawlers, so they will produce fireworks. Then there’s Patrick Texeira fighting Curtis Stevenson, both are tremendous punchers, look at their records. There should be a knockout. Frankie Gomez vs. Mauricio Herrera is a hell of a fight, could be fight of the night. And Canelo vs. Khan is a great fight. We also have Diego de la Hoya facing an undefeated fighter, so to make it short, this card is for the fans. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

UFC

Overeem ready to claim long-awaited title shot

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Themba Tschicila dies in Mdantsane

By Ron Jackson

Former World Boxing Federation Africa junior lightweight champion Themba Tschicila passed away recently at his home in Mdantsane near East London. He was 39. It was reported that he had complained of a pain in his back the night before he passed away.

In his last fight on April 26 2014 in Qumbu, Eastern Cape he was stopped in two rounds by former world champion Mzonke Fana when challenging for the WBA Pan African junior lightweight title.

This was the pattern of Tshicila’s boxing career as he lost in challenges for the South African bantamweight, junior featherweight, junior lightweight on two occasions and featherweight titles against Sandile Mentile, Innocent Mthalane, Ali Funeka and Xolisani Ndongeni and Ludumo Galada. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Kermit Cintron victorious in ring return

By John DiSanto at ringside

Former world champion Kermit “Killer” Cintron, 36-5-2, 28 KOs, won a workman-like 6-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores of Ecuador, 23-21-3, 15 KOs, in the co-feature at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Cintron dominated the action and won a landslide unanimous decision of 60-54 across the board.



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

David Carmona: I’ll dethrone Inoue to bring the belt to Mexico

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

What happened to the Japanese boxing world? Our formidable champs recently suffered bad fortune so that previously unbeaten Takashi Uchiyama was so quickly dethroned by unheralded Panamanian Jezreel Corrales in just two rounds and also undefeated Shinsuke Yamanaka was surprisingly dropped twice by Venezuelan underdog Liborio Solis despite his eventual triumph.

We bitterly remember the “Avalanche Phenomenon” in 1971, when we had five world champions, three of whom forfeited their titles in succession: Hiroshi Kobayashi by Alfredo Marcano, Shozo Saijo by Antonio Gomez and Yoshiaki Numata by Ricardo Arredondo. It was flyweight star Masao Ohba that halted the bad chain reaction by defeating Fernando Cabanela on points in October that year.

We wonder why Mexican boxers always look so confident and eloquent at press conferences here in Japan. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Petrov stops Quintero, Sanchez upsets Cano

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Emily Harney

In an entertaining slugfest, Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-7, 24 KOs) in a WBA lightweight elimination clash on a chilly Friday night at the outdoor Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Petrov connected with some flush right hands that left Quintero’s left eye closing by round two. Despite the eye, southpaw Quintero battled hard and rounds were close. The ring doctor gave Quintero a close look after round five. The fight was halted by the ring doctor after round six. With the win, Petrov unified the NABF and NABA 135lb titles.

In an upset, welterweight Alan Sanchez (18-3-1, 9 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former WBA interim super lightweight champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs). Sanchez outboxed Cano the whole way to win by scores of 97-93, 97-93 on two cards. Cano was up 96-94 on the third card. Sanchez claimed the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Jerkic crushes Charoesin in 91 seconds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

Australian 154 pound champion Rocky Jerkic (14-0, 11 KOs) dropped Thailand’s, Chatri Charoesin (7-5, 4 KOs) in round one and referee Anthony Shipley called it off at the 1:31 mark on Friday at the Mediterranean House, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Jerkic looks destined for international honors.

In other action, John Halbi (3-1, 2 KOs) stopped Richard Smith (8-1, 4 KOs) in round three of a scheduled eight round NSW state 154 pound title bout. Halbi controlled the action in rounds one and two and dropped Smith in round three. The referee called it off at 1:49. Former two-time WBC 175 pound champion Jeff ” Hitman” Harding presented the belt. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo, Khan both make 155

Photos: Emily Harney

Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Amir Khan 155
(WBC middleweight title)

David Lemieux 160 vs. Glen Tapia 159.5
Frankie Gomez 146 vs. Mauricio Herrera 145.5
Patrick Teixeira 159 vs. Curtis Stevens 160

Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Rocco Santomauro 121
Jason Quigley 160 vs. James De la Rosa 162

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

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May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Chisora erupts at Pulev weigh-in

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora runs rampage after being hit by a plastic bottle during the head-to-head for his European title fight against Kubrat Pulev tomorrow night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg Germany. (Video: Team Sauerland)

Kubrat Pulev 249.1 vs. Dereck Chisora 241.8
(European heavyweight title)

Vincent Feigenbutz 165.3 vs. Crispulo Javier Andino 166.9
Ismail Özen 166.4 vs. Ramazi Gogichashvili 172.6
Stefan Härtel 167.6 vs. Ruslan Schelev 167.6
Noel Gevor 198.4 vs. Cristian Javier Medina 196.2
Anthony Yigit 142.4 vs. Philip Sutcliffe Jr 142.2

Venue: Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland
TV: AWE



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Deluca wins comeback

Matt Thompson at ringside

Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca(14-0, 10 KOs) scored an unanimous decision over France’s Salim Larbi (20-6-2, 7 KOs) in the main event of Murphys Boxing’s “Memorial Boxing” Series. at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA

DeLuca, a former US Marine combat veteran, from nearby Whitman, MA, was returning after a year’s layoff following hand surgery, repairing a break suffered in sparring.

Larbi, a former world title challenger and the most experienced fighter DeLuca has faced, was a perfect step up in competition for the Al Haymon managed middleweight. It was a night of firsts for DeLuca, not only facing a better class of opposition, but his first eight-rounder as well as fighting at the lightest weight of his career, stepping on the scales at 156 pounds. DeLuca plans to campaign at jr middleweight, and it certainly looked to be an excellent decision as he looked strong and fast. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Full lineup for Sunday Night Fights on Bounce TV

Unbeaten rising middleweight contender Alantez Fox (18-0, 7 KOs) will square-off against Colombian brawler Milton Nunez (32-15-1, 29 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight attraction that headlines undercard action on Sunday, May 8 from the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida.

The May 8 event is headlined by undefeated super welterweight Kanat Islam taking on Colombia’s Juan De Angel in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com. Televised coverage features unbeaten prospects Miguel Cruz (12-0, 11 KOs) vs. Samuel Figueroa (10-0, 4 KOs) and featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (12-1, 8 KOs) vs. Mexico’s Yardley Suarez (15-3, 9 KOs). (more…)



May 6th, 2016

UFC

Melendez-Barboza among news tidbits

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



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