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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG “massively”

Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG massively

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WBO junior middleweight champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn't pull many punches when he hosted an AMA ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG

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WBA heavyweight champ Lucas Browne fights to clear his name after doping allegation

By Grantlee Kieza
Photo: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions

Australia’s WBA world heavyweight boxing champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is trying to clear his name and keep his title after testing positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol following his historic victory over Ruslan Chagaev in the Russian territory of Chechnya on March 5. Clenbuterol is a fat stripping agent used by bodybuilders but it can also be fed to cattle to improve the quality of their meat. On Friday, testers from the Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association plan to open Browne’s B Sample of urine taken after his fight.

Hand on heart can you saying you definitely did not take any dodgy substances before your fight — even in supplements or sports drinks?

I didn’t take anything. I made sure of it. We were actually the ones who demanded independent testers. I made sure that I had nothing at all in my system. I was taking pre-workout drinks long before the fight but nothing illegal and I made sure that I had stopped taking them long before we went to Chechnya. I had a random blood and urine test five days before the fight and there was absolutely nothing in my system. Why would I then take Clenbuterol which is going to make my heart go triple speed and make me tremble and stuff before a 12-round world title fight? It just doesn’t make any sense. (more…)



April 15th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Tampa at the scales

UFC Fight Night Tampa, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight clash between Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira, and the strawweight fight between Tecia Torres and Rose Namajunas, airs live on FOX from Amelie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and the event’s first four prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

Main Event – UFC light heavyweight five-round fight
Rashad Evans (205) vs Glover Teixeira (205)

FOX Main Card
Tecia Torres (116) vs Rose Namajunas (115.5)
Darrell Horcher (162)* vs Khabib Nurmagomedov (160.5)
Hacran Dias (145.5) vs Cub Swanson (145)
*Horcher has 1 hour to lose 1 lb

FOX Prelims
Michael Chiesa (156) vs Beneil Dariush (156)
Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs Bethe Correia (136)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (171) vs Court McGee (170.5)
Islam Makhachev (156)** vs Drew Dober (156)
*Makhachev made weight on a later attempt

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Manvel Gamburyan (136) vs John Dodson (135)
Michael Graves (170.5) vs Randy Brown (171)
Cezar Ferreira (185.5) vs Oluwale Bamgbose (183.5)
Omari Akhmedov (171) vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5)

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April 15th, 2016


Boxing News

Video: Glowacki-Cunningham/Spence-Algieri weigh-ins

By Przemek Garczarczyk



April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki-Cunningham Glove Controversy

By Przemek Garczarczyk



April 15th, 2016


Boxing News

Glowacki and Cunningham make weight

Photos: Ryan Greene / Premier Boxing Champions

Krzysztof Glowacki 199 vs. Steve Cunningham 199.2
(WBO cruiserweight title)

Errol Spence Jr 146.4 vs. Chris Algieri 145.6
Marcus Browne 174.6 vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic 173.6
Mario Barrios 135.6 vs. Edgar Gabejan 132.2
Heather Hardy 123.2 vs. Anna Hultin 123
Earl Newman 177.6 vs. Dustin Craig Echard 177.6
Radzhab Butaev 140.2 vs. TyKeem Sadler 149
Lukasz Maciec 150 vs. Jeremy Ramos 149.6

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: NBC

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Leeds, England

Josh Warrington 125 vs. Hisashi Amagasa 125.2
(WBC International featherweight title)

Stuart Hall 116.25 vs. Rodrigo Guerrero 117.3
(IBF bantamweight final eliminator)

Martin J Ward 129.4 vs. Ruddy Encarnacion 128.5

Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Luis Nery 118 vs. Martín Casillas 118
José Zepeda 137.5 vs. Pedro Navarrete 137.5
Ariel Guzmán 112 vs. Guillermo Flores 112
Alejandro Chávez 147.5 vs. Alejandro Chávez 147.3
Victoria Polo 110 vs. Verónica Ixehualt 110
Andrés Periban 135 vs. Luis Fernando Valtierra 135

Venue: Gimnasio “Juan de la Barrera” in Mexico City
Promoter: Zanfer
Tv: TV Azteca (Mexico)

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Monterrey, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Adrian Estrella 134.2 vs. De Marcus Corley 133.5
(WBC international lightweight title)

Jairo Lopez 134 vs. Edgar Puerta 135.30
Alexis Reyes 129.80 vs. Jesús Acosta 130.90
Marcos Mendez 168.50 vs. Adrian Luna 168.50

Venue: Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido, Monterrey, Mexico.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Hinckley, MN

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By Jesse Kelley

Robert Brant 159 vs. Delray Raines 160
Dennis Hogan 152.8 vs. Angel Hernandez 155.8
Markus Morris 142 vs. Mike Fowler 137
Joe Amouta 164 vs. George Carter Jr. 162
Ryan Watson 199 vs. BJ Lacy 197
Philip Adyaka 130 vs. Dale Bennett 129
Corey Thompson ?? vs. Michael Thunder ??

Note: RJ Laase versus Ricky Smith will no longer take place. Original weight was set at 147 but changed to 152 the day before weigh-ins when Smith said he wouldn’t be able to make weight. Smith was still 11 pounds over the day of weigh-ins and the fight was cancelled.

Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN
Promoter: Rapacz Event Productions



April 15th, 2016

UFC

Nurmagomedov ready to risk everything in Tampa

It’s been a long two years for Khabib Nurmagomedov after consecutive injuries that required three surgeries, but this weekend he takes on UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Evans, and as far as he’s concerned, his entire career hangs in the balance . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Potapov looking to make a statement tonight

Big ShoBox tripleheader tonight presented by Salita Promotions at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In the 10-round main event, world rated bantamweight Nikolay Potapov (14-0, 6 KOs) takes on Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs). In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated lightweight Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs), trained by former Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Tate, will take on once-beaten Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs). In the eight-round TV opener, Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KOs, who trains under Sugar Hill at the New Kronk Gym in Detroit, meets Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 4 KOs) in a battle of unbeaten cruiserweights.

Here’s what the fighters had to say on Thursday:

Nikolay Potapov: I’m looking to make a statement. My goal is to control the fight at every moment. Whether that leads to a KO or decision depends on the situation. The most important thing is I want to control every second of the fight and impress the fans. I don’t think he’s the best opponent I’ve faced. I plan to box him, control the fight and be explosive. My preparation has been different for this fight. I did a lot more sparring and I plan to be more aggressive. This is my first big fight on U.S. television and I want to make a statement. (more…)



April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

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April 15th, 2016

UFC

Tampa is chance for Gamburyan to climb back up

Manvel Gamburyan has been to the top before and he’s climbing his way up again. At the moment, the Armenian battler known to fight fans as “The Anvil” is not listed among the top 15 in the UFC bantamweight division, but with a big victory over John Dodson this Saturday, Gamburyan will no doubt leapfrog many in the rankings. Already owning back-to-back wins in this weight class, he has his sights set on collecting his Ws until there’s UFC gold on the line . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Remembrance Day for Gilberto Mendoza

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday afternoon in Panama City, a memorial mass was held at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to honor former WBA President Don Gilberto Mendoza. Among those in attendance were boxing fans, boxers, journalists and personalities from the boxing world such as IBF President Daryl Peoples, promoters Akihiko Honda, Sampson Lewkowicz, Ricardo Rizzo, Salvatore Cherchi, Roberto Diaz and Sergio Chams.

Mendoza ascended to the WBA presidency on October 7, 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in a difficult and memorable election. He headed the organization for more than three decades.

Among his achievements was the acclaimed WBA KO Drugs Festival, a high profile global campaign against drugs that both promoted the sport and greatly benefited the countries where they were held. (more…)



April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

St Vil-Nansen meet for WBC silver belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Former International Women’s Boxing Federation champion Melissa St. Vil (6-2-3, 0 KOs) will clash with Baby Nansen (2-1, 0 KOs) over ten rounds at The Trust Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday with the vacant WBC Silver 130 pound title up for grabs.

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April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bryan De Gracia 126 vs. Tony Gomez 126 1/2
(WBA Fedelaton featherweight title)

Carlos Montenegro 131 vs. Mauricio Muñoz 129 1/2
Hernan Cortez 127 vs. Daniel Moreno 126 1/2
Daniel Miranda 129 vs. Gilberto Cortez 129 3/4
Zapir Rasulov 139 1/4 vs. Ibrahim Class 136 1/2
Jaime Arboleda Arboleda 130 vs. Jose Forero 138

Venue: Hotel El Panamá
Promover: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: SerTv



April 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Video: Glowacki, Spence Jr, Cunningham open training

By Przemek Gaczarczyk

Fighters competing on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC worked out for the media on Thursday at the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.


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April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Gomez-Sosa collide at Fantasy Springs

Welterweight Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs) takes on John Karl Sosa (13-1, 6 KOs) May 20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The 10-rounder will be broadcast live on Estrella TV. In the co-feature, lightweight Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (21-3, 18 KOs) faces Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (17-2-2, 9 KOs) in another 10-round fight. Also hoping to make TV time is seven-foot Chinese heavyweight Taishan Dong (6-0, 3 KOs) in a four to six-round heavyweight swing bout against an opponent to be named shortly.



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Verdejo-Rodriguez final press conference

Photos: Top Rank

Undefeated Puerto Rican rising star Felix Verdejo (20-0, 14 KOs) and Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (21-6-1, 12 KOs) faced off Thursday at the final press conference before their UniMas-televised showdown at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan on Saturday night. Verdejo will be making the fourth defense of his WBO Latino lightweight title.

Unbeaten featherweights collide in the co-feature as Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (15-0, 10 KOs) and Ray Ximenez (13-0, 3 KOs) clash in Diaz’ second bout under the Top Rank banner.

Felix Verdejo: “I always prepare myself as if I was going to fight for a world title. In this sport there is no easy opponent and you always have to be ready.”

Jose Luis Rodriguez: “They have underestimated me. I’m not here on vacation. I come to throw and hit him with a lot of punches. God willing, I will bring the victory home.”

Christopher Diaz: “He is an undefeated fighter. I want to tell him that he has to be ready for Saturday. This will be a toe to toe fight. If he wants a war, I do not think the fight reaches the distance.”

Ray Ximenez: “On Saturday there will be war. I am ready and I know he is ready too. He knows who he is facing and I know who I’m facing.”

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April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Ortiz: I always said if I ever got the rematch, I would end Berto

Photos: Idris Erba & Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz held a media workout in Los Angeles Thursday and shared thoughts on his upcoming primetime rematch with former champion Andre “The Beast” Berto on Saturday, April 30 on FOX from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Ortiz and Berto will square-off in a rematch of their 2011 Fight of the Year in which both men hit the canvas.

Here is what Ortiz had to say about Berto, training camp and more:

On his first bout against Berto:

“I made a lot of mistakes that night but I did enough to get the victory. I always said if I ever got the rematch, I would end him and now I have the chance. Berto had an off night. I wasn’t at my best either, but I destroyed him regardless. This time we’ll both be at our best.

“Berto just talks and talks. When you have to hype yourself up just to think you have a chance, that’s on you. I don’t need to talk myself into thinking I’m going to win. I just know I’m going to win. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Turning Stone

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Nikolay Potapov 117 vs. Stephon Young 116.5
Eudy Bernardo 135.5 vs. Mason Menard 135
Alexey Zubov 198 vs. Constantin Bejenaru 198

Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY
Promoter: Salita Promotions
TV: Showtime
Tickets: $60, $35, $25, call 877.833.SHOW

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April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Soto Karass-Kamegai Weights from LA

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Jesus Soto Karass 153.6 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 153.4
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 179 vs. Derrick Findley 178
Genaro Gamez 132.6 vs. Archie Weah 132.2
Jonathan Navarro 143 vs. Tavorus Teague 143.6
Jousce Gonzalez 129 vs. Noe Perez 129
Niko Valdes TBA vs. Roberto Ramirez TBA

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster
Photo: Tony Mejia

Carlos Adames 147 vs Patrick Lopez 147
(For the WBA Fedelatin Title)

Juan Carlos Abreu 152 vs Euri Gonzalez, 152.5
Richard Solano 138 vs Israel Valerio 140
Geyson Rosario 152 vs Rafael Lorenzo 154
Jackson Marinez 138.5 vs Breyner Vasquez 136
Lenin Castillo 174.5 vs Emilio Cayetano tba
Yommare Medina 138 vs Luis Ernesto Jose 134

Venue: Jaragua Renaissance Hotel, Santo Domingo
Promoter: Jorge Herasme



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Cunningham: I feel great, I only dream about winning

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Mateusz Borek/Polsat

Two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) knows what’s at stake when he faces undefeated WBO champ Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “You can never take a man like Glowacki lightly,” said Cunningham. “He’s a warrior, always wants to fight. He’s a problem I have to deal with. When he defeated Huck, Glowacki became part of history, he’s pretty good.”



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Takenaka, Kenshiro keep belts; Obara decks tune-up bout before IBF 140lb mandatory shot

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

In a dual title promotion, OPBF featherweight champ Ryo Takenaka (13-3-1, 7 KOs) kept his regional belt by halting compatriot, #14 Akira Shono (9-7-3, 5 KOs) at 1:20 of the sixth session on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Having acquired the vacant regional belt by demolishing Filipino southpaw Vinvin Rufino last August, Takenaka suffered such a serious right hand injury that he had to have an eight-month hiatus prior to his initial defense. Takenaka decked Shono with a solid right in round five and furiously followed it up to prompt the referee’s intervention midway in the sixth. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

GGG Training Camp Pics and Quotes

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia

Unified WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) hosted a media workout this past Tuesday at his training camp, The Summit High Altitude Training Facility in Big Bear Lake, California. Golovkin is preparing to defend his titles against undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, California televised live on HBO.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin: “We’re working hard every day, focused only on Dominic Wade. It’s a very important fight for me, he’s an undefeated challenger. Every fight for me is important to achieve my goal of all the belts. I’m very excited to return to the Forum, Los Angeles is my second home, my family lives here now. I have a lot of friends and many fans who want to see me fight and I’m very thankful for that. The people love my style.” (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Underdog Matsumoto dethrones OPBF 168lb champ Kiyota

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unheralded underdog Shintaro Matsumoto (13-4, 9 KOs) surprisingly captured the OPBF super-middleweight belt when he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (87-85, 88-84, 86-85) over IBF#13 defending titlist Yuzo Kiyota (29-5-1, 27 KOs) at 1:01 of the ninth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been dispatched twice by Kiyota, Matsumoto displayed a determined opening attack, took the leadoff and piled up points to be in command by a slight margin after the eighth. It was Matsumoto that suffered a laceration at the right side of the head because of an accidental butt in the seventh. His cut became worsened so badly that the ref called a halt to take a technical verdict, which was fortunate for the upset winner as the champ was about to show his last surge. The dejected ex-champ Kiyota, who previously failed to win the WBO belt at the hand of Robert Stieglitz in Germany in 2013, mentioned his farewell to arms rather than his attempt to regain the captured throne by the unexpected victor. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Super hero Cunningham to appear in comic book

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Artwork by Steve Cunningham – USS Comics

For several years now, when he’s not putting on boxing gloves, Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-7-1, 13 KOs, has been picking up pen and ink to work on an original comic book that features the two-time cruiserweight champion as a superhero. “I’m a big comic book fan,” Cunningham said. “I was originally slated to go to art college, but that didn’t work out because I went into the Navy. But I kept drawing.”

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The pen is down for the moment because Cunningham is closing in on his WBO world cruiserweight championship fight against Krzysztof Glowacki, 25-0, 16 KOs. The 12-round nationally televised bout (NBC) is slated for Saturday, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. A win by Cunningham makes him a three-time world champion and puts him right back into the mix in the 200-pound division that he left in 2012 to pursue a heavyweight campaign.

Once the fight is over, hopefully after some celebrating, Cunningham will be back at it, literally at the drawing board. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Kevin Barry: This is by far and away the best Joseph Parker I have seen

Interview and video by Bryce Wilson

World class trainer Kevin Barry has been to the top of the mountain before. He trained Beibut Shumenov to the WBA light heavyweight title and also managed David Tua to his world title bid against Lennox Lewis. Now Kevin Barry stands once again at the precipice, potentially one fight away from having his protégé Joseph Parker fight for the IBF heavyweight title. For that to happen Parker has to defeat the highly dangerous veteran Carlos Takam in an eliminator fight set to take place at Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 21st.

FightNews.com® caught up with Barry to gauge his thoughts on how camp has been going and specifically what dangers he feels Takam presents to his unbeaten prospect. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

UFC

Pennington not bothered by underdog label

Raquel “Rocky” Pennington knows that when she steps into the Octagon against Bethe “Pitbull” Correira on Saturday, April 16, at UFC Fight Night: Texeira vs Evans, that many people will have already counted her out of the fight. But to hear her tell it, those people don’t know who she is and what she’s been through in life . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Yigit off April 23 card after opponent injured

Unbeaten jr welterweight Anthony Yigit’s fight with Chris Goodwin on April 23 at the Hovet in Stockholm has been called off after Goodwin picked up an injury in training. The British boxer tore a muscle in his back while preparing for their ten-round light welterweight clash. “Unfortunately, Chris Goodwin has injured himself in training and will be unable to compete on April 23,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “It’s a shame for Anthony as I know he was looking forward to fighting in Stockholm in front of his home fans, but this is boxing, and injuries like this are not uncommon.”

Yigit (16-0-1, 7 KOs) will now fight on May 7 in Hamburg on the undercard of the European Heavyweight title contest and IBF World title eliminator between Kubrat Pulev and Dereck Chisora.



April 14th, 2016

UFC

UFC makes history with announcement of major event at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 12

Following today’s landmark bill signing by Governor Andrew Cuomo to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York, UFC® announced that it will host a major Pay-Per-View event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12.

Additionally, UFC will be adding another live event in Upstate New York before the end of the year. The organization has pledged four events per year for the first three years after passage of the bill. The events will be held in Upstate cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Albany, in addition to Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Soto-Karass: Kamegai is a Japanese Kamikaze in the ring but he is going up against a Mexican warrior

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Golden Boy

Fan favorite Jesus Soto-Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, returns to fight Japanese slugger Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1, 23 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles in what promises to be a war live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV. Fightnews.com caught up with Soto-Karass, who talked about his return and upcoming clash with Kamegai.

“We have already completed the hardest part, which is the training camp, right on weight,” the famed Mexican brawler told Fightnews.com®. “I feel this will be a tough fight with Kamegai but we have worked real hard, now we’re ready for the fun.

“We had a solid camp with my trainer ‘Yuquita’ along with the Robles brothers. It was a tough preparation because we know Kamegai is coming with everything he’s got. Kamegai is a Japanese Kamikaze in the ring but he is going up against a Mexican warrior. There will be fireworks.” (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Algieri: It’s good to be back here

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Ryan Loco

Former junior welterweight title-holder Chris Algieri has lost two of his last four fights and many would argue that he really lost three of those bouts. But Algieri (21-2, 8 KO’s), who beat Ruslan Provodnikov by close decision for a title in 2014 and then lost to Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, remains unfazed. As he heads into another big fight this Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York he is again expected to come up short, this time against prospect Errol Spence Jr.

Despite the mixed results of late, however, Algieri said he is confident and prepared.

“In order to move forward, in order to be champ you’ve just got to keep winning,” Algieri explained to Fightnews.com® last week. “It’s important to win every fight. I always go out and give it my all. This is a huge fight and a huge opportunity on the main stage. So we’ve got to go out there and not only execute the game plan, but pull out the win.” (more…)



April 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Maniatis

Randy Petalcorin 108 vs. Omar Kimweri 104.6
(WBC light flyweight silver title)

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Peter Maniatis
WBC Supervisor: Frank Quill, referee Malcolm Bulmar

This is Petalcorin’s first fight since relinquishing the WBA interim light flyweight title. Interestingly Petalcorin still made the light flyweight limit and Kimweri even made the minimumweight limit for this flyweight title fight.



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