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Ruenroeng vows “I will defeat Shiming”

Ruenroeng vows I will defeat Shiming

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) is confident he will defeat Zou Shiming (6-0, ...

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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Vetyeka wins WBA featherweight international title

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka outpointed Mexico’s Arturo Santos Reyes over 12 rounds to win the vacant WBA international featherweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Vetyeka was in control throughout the twelve rounds against the gutsy Reyes in a one-sided fight. The scores were 120.5-108.50, 119.50-112.50 and 119-109 in terms of the new half point system being tried out by the WBA.

On the same card South Africa’s Luzuko Siyo lost his IBO Intercontinental junior flyweight title when he was oupointed by Raymond Tabugon from the Philippines. Siyo was sent down in the last round and just managed to survive to the bell. The scores of 116-110, 115-112 and 115-111 were not a true reflection of the fight as the Filipino dominated throughout the 12 rounds.



December 13th, 2014



Boxing News

Shumenov comments on move up to cruiserweight

By Boxing Bob Newman

A victorious Beibut Shumenov took a few moments to speak directly to Fightnews.com about his new weight class, new trainer and his future:

“I walk around at 230 lbs. For seven years I was struggling and making my body suffer. For the Enrique Ornelas fight, I had to lose 55 lbs. I was in the hospital for a week afterward having trouble with my vision from the dehydration. I had to lose 10 lbs. the day of the weigh ins for Hopkins. I am more comfortable at 200 lbs. My new trainer Ismael Salas is from the Cuban system. I came from the old Soviet Union system. Those are very similar so this is a good match for me as far as training. My goal is to be a two-division champion. I’ll never be a heavyweight, I’m not big enough. Early next year I want any of the cruiserweight champions.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Skoglund gets dubious decision against Johnson

Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Glen Johnson (54-20-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark. The scores of 97-93, 98-92, 97-93 were not representative of the fight as the 45-year-old “Road Warrior” gave the 23-year-old house fighter more than he could handle but once again came up on the short end of judges’ scores.

Also, unbeaten cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a unanimous points victory over Gusmyr Perdomo (21-5, 14 KOs) 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90. His middleweight brother Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) outscored Lukasz Wawrzyczek (20-3-2, 3 KOs) over ten 100-90, 98-93, 99-91.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Olympic gold medalist Usyk still unbeaten

Unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (6-0, 6 KOs) continued his reign of terror in the cruiserweight division with a ninth round TKO over tough South African Danie Venter (19-7, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sport Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. The bout was waved off when Usyk battered Venter to the deck.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara targets Mayweather after beating Smith

Erislandy ‘The American Dream’ Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) retained his WBA super welterweight world championship with a convincing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night from The Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. “I’m an experienced fighter and I know how to read my opponent,” said Lara after the fight. “I read Ishe in the first round and I set up my game plan. His body work didn’t affect me. I trained hard with Jack [Edward Jackson] and Ronnie [Shields]. He tried to break my concentration with his cheap tactics and dances, but I know how to control myself. I can control my impulses and I don’t let anything get in the way.”

And for his future plans? “I want Floyd for my next fight,” stated Lara. “He’s the best pound-for-pound, and I want to find the best. I already beat Canelo and everybody else in the division.”

For his part, Smith, who is a Mayweather Promotions fighter, commented “I did what I had to do, we had a great camp and I went out there and let it hang. You win some you lose some. That’s life. Floyd told me to keep my head up and that he’s proud of me.”

The fight was televised on Showtime.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Thailand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos by Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF #15 jnr flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin (26-3-1) was impressive in scoring a one sided twelve round decision over Filipino, Armando Dela Cruz (25-14-3) at the Thonburi University Banglok, Thailand on Friday to capture the vacant IBF Asia title. Scores 117-110,117-110,117-110.Sakkreerin is the son of former IBF 105 pound champion Fahlan Sakkreerin Snr.

Japanese IBF#9 light middleweight Takayuki Hosokawa (26-10-3) bombed out Indonesian, Moses Seran (24-19) in round one of scheduled twelve to capture the IBF Asia title. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

UFC

The Ultimate Fighter Post-Fight

Seven fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale post-fight press conference: Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Penne, Yancy Medeiros, Felice Herrig, Charles Oliveira, Rose Namajunas, and new 115-lb. champion Carla Esparza . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: TONIGHT, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Komanisi to make first defense of IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Lusanda Komanisi makes the first defense of his IBO featherweight belt when he goes in against Filipino Roli Gasca at the Orient Theatre on Monday night. The 25-year-old Kominisi 17-3; 16 who was born in Mthatha won the vacant IBO belt on July 18 this year when he stopped the big punching Macbute Sinyabi in the fifth round. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lovemore Ndou interview

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou calls out WBC #4, IBF #11 Anthony Mundine and discounts his best victories over Shane Mosley and Sergey Rabchenko but says Joshua Clottey exposed the controversial Australian 154-pounder. Ndou also laughs at Roy Jones Jr’s comments about Mundine having the skills to give Floyd Mayweather Jr a difficult fight and asks Mundine’s promoter Brian Amatruda to give him a call regarding a possible Mundine vs. Ndou fight. “You know my number Brian.” The Australia-based South African lawyer Ndou also encourages young boxers to plan for the future and strive for a good education.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Vargas headlines in Montreal tonight

Colombian-born, Toronto welterweight Samuel Vargas (19-1-1, 9KOs) takes on Flavio Turelli (10-7-2, 1 KO) of Switzerland tonight at an elegant Black Tie affair to be hosted by the Club de boxe de l’est, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The bout is a scheduled for 10 rounds main event at a contracted weight of 152lbs. Vargas is the current light middleweight NABA Canadian champion but ultimately is looking to contend in the welterweight division. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Warren-Gallo ends in no contest

By Craig Wick at ringside

‘Warriors Boxing’ presented Chicago area fight fans with an early Christmas gift Friday in the form of a marathon, twelve-bout card which took place at the UIC Pavilion, located a stone’s throw away from gorgeous, downtown Chicago. The “Holiday Boxing Bash,” headlined by former 3-time Olympian, Rau’shee Warren, also included prospects Jordan Shimmell, Thomas Williams, and Robert Easter, undefeated Polish prospect Patryk Szymanski, as well as talented local fighters Jose Quezada and Eddie Ramirez. Throw in a comebacking Ronald Hearns, the son of Detroit’s legendary Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, and you literally something under the tree for every fan turning out.

Unfortunately, those turning out to see the boxing prowess and technical skills of the main event headliner were no doubt disappointed by the bouts abbreviated conclusion. In what was a scheduled ten round bantamweight feature pitting 2007 world amateur flyweight champion and three-time U.S. Olympian, Rau’shee Warren (12-0-1 NC, 3 KO’s) Cincinnati, OH against veteran Javier Gallo (21-10-1-1 NC, 12 KO’s) Buena Park, CA, a clash of heads less than two minutes into the fight sent both fighters, and fans in attendance, home early. Almost as soon as the bout began, Warren and Gallo both banged heads in ring center, resulting in Gallo dropping to the canvas and writhing in agony. After several minutes, Gallo, who suffered a gash under his left eye as a result of the butt, was helped to his stool and examined by ringside physicians. Several moments later it was announced that due to Gallo’s accidental injury he was unfit to continue and the bout was subsequently declared a ‘No Contest.’ (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara outpoints Smith to retain WBA 154lb belt

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF jr middleweight beltholder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. All night long Lara’s speed, movement and accurate punching frustrated Smith who unable to initiate exchanges. In the end, scores were 119-109, 119-109, 117-111.

Super middleweight contender Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 11 KOs) scored a dominating sixth round TKO over Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (26-8-1, 23 KOs). Jack hurtSierra with a body shot in round four, but Sierra toughed it out without going down. The end came in round six when the overwhelmed Sierra spit out his mouthpiece, prompting referee Rafael Ramos to wave off the one-sided affair at the 1:58 mark. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

UFC

TUF Finale 20 Main: Esparza Wins Strawweight Crown

The number one seed on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, Carla Esparza, remained the best 115-pounder on the planet Friday night at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now she has the hardware to prove it, as she submitted Rose Namajunas in the third round to become the UFC’s first strawweight champion . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: On Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years!!!

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight unified champion Floyd Mayweather Jr spoke to Showtime’s Steve Farhood about the possibility of finally facing WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

“I’d love to fight Manny Pacquiao,” stated Floyd. “We tried to make the fight happen years ago. We had problems with random blood and urine testing. Like I said, I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation, he’s lost to Marquez, he’s lost to Bradley, pay-per-view numbers are down extremely low, so he’s desperate. I’ve been wanting that fight a long time ago and I’m just waiting on them. Of course, we have to make the fight on Showtime Pay-Per-View because Showtime Championship Boxing is number one and will remain number one and I’m here to stay.

“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people on just one side. Now it’s time for us to talk. We want to fight. We’re ready. Let’s make it happen May 2nd, Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it!

“I know that he’s not on my level. The fans would love to see the fight and, of course, I want to go out with a bang, so let’s make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. We’re tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. Before we tried to make the fight happen, you guys didn’t want to take random blood and urine testing so that’s why the fight didn’t happen. I offered you $40 million, then you didn’t want to make the fight happen. You lost twice, now you’re coming back begging for the same money. That’s not going to happen. Let’s make this fight happen for the people and for the fans, Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2nd, ‘Cinco de Mayweather!'”



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #9 Bennett stops Yongyuthgym

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #9, WBO #10 light welterweight Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (33-4-3, 25 KOs) stopped Padjai Yongyuthgym (18-2-2, 12 KOs) in round four of a scheduled twelve round bout at West’s New Lambton Club, Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Friday. Bennett was in control of the bout from round one and in round four dropped the Thai with a barrage of head punches. Referee John Gauchi crowned Bennett to save Yongyuthgym from further punishment.

The Aussie 140 pounder has boxed successfully in the USA stopping Ben Ankrah in three rounds in Las Vegas in 2013 and in 2009 outscored Gary Bergeron over eight rounds in Ontario, California. Bennett is scheduled to challenge for IBO light welterweight title in Newcastle in February 2015.



December 12th, 2014

UFC

TUF Finale 20 Prelims: Herrig Wins Ground War Over Ellis

The Ultimate Fighter 20’s Felice Herrig lived up her nickname “Lil’ Bulldog” in her UFC debut at The Palms in Las Vegas, using a tenacious ground attack to submit her castmate from the reality show, Lisa Ellis, in the second round . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: On Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico

Armando Santos 111.5 vs. John Riel Casimero 112
(IBF flyweight eliminator)

Francisco Vargas 132.3 vs. Genaro Camargo 131.2
Robert Manzanarez 136.6 vs. Hector Velazquez 136.6
Zulina Munoz 116.6 vs. Olga Julio 115.7
Magali Rodriguez 121.9 vs. Maria Elena Villalobos 121.
Adan Mares 131.1 vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 131.1
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr 123 vs. Gonzalo Garcia 122.6
Oscar Riojas 168.4 vs. Josue Castaneda 164.6
Angel Monrreal 129 vs. Rogelio Lopez 130
Antonio Gutierrez 159.8 vs. Erick Mireles 159.5

Venue: Salon Las Palmas, Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Deportes



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman: I’m looking forward to destroying Mr. Floyd “Money” Mayweather

By Karl Freitag

After his weigh-in on Friday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, WBA interim welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman lashed out at WBA/WBC unified welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather. “Floyd is supposed to be TBE (the best ever) and I want to fight the best,” proclaimed Thurman. “I want to fight the man. It ain’t like Floyd’s gonna knock me out. When has Floyd knocked ANYBODY out in the past several years? So if anybody should be scared it should be him. If anything I’m gonna do, I’m going to get a great learning experience in my career. And to be honest, I’m looking forward to destroying Mr. Floyd “Money” Mayweather. I have a motto: “Burn Money.” In 2015 we’re getting ready to burn Money!”

Before getting to Floyd, however, Thurman must first defend his belt against unbeaten Leonard Bundu tomorrow night.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Felix Verdejo 134.4 vs. Karim El Ouazghari 134.5
Jesse Hart 168.7 vs. Samuel Miller 167.3
Toka Khan Clary 127 vs. Camilo Perez 127.6
Julian Rodriguez 141.3 vs. Randy Fuentes 146.6
Thomas LaManna 158 vs. Gilbert Sanchez 156.5
Chris Diaz 126 vs. Jazzma Hogue 126
George Arias 221.5 vs. Randy Easton 229.5
Nathaniel Rivas 147 vs. Juan Rodriguez 144.5
Fred Jenkins Jr. 155.75 vs. James Robinson 151

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Bradley, Chaves, Korobov, Lee, Herrera, Benevidez all make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Timothy Bradley 145.8 vs. Diego Chaves 146.5
Matt Korobov 159.4 vs. Andy Lee 159.8
(vacant WBO middleweight title)
Mauricio Herrera 139.5 vs. Jose Benavidez Jr 138.5
(WBA interim super lightweight title)

Jose Ramirez 140.5 vs. Antonio Arellano 140.5
Mikael Zewski 146.8 vs. Jeremy Bryan 143
Seanie Monaghan 175 vs. Daniel Regi 173.5
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 145.8 vs. Jaime Herrera 147.4
Denis Shafikov 136.4 vs. Miguel Angel Mendoza 136.4
Jantony Ortiz 113.2 vs. Sergio Lopez 116.2

Venue: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

Photos



December 12th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Phoenix at the scales

Fight Night Phoenix, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic and the lightweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz, airs live on FOX from US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, beginning at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Six prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and the first three prelims of the night will be available exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Stipe Miocic (243) VS Junior Dos Santos (242)

FOX MAIN CARD
Nate Diaz (160.6*) VS Rafael dos Anjos (156)
Stefan Struve (254) VS Alistair Overeem (253)
Matt Mitrione (259) VS Gabriel Gonzaga (256)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (116) VS Claudia Gadelha (116)
Willie Gates (126) VS John Moraga (126)
Ben Saunders (170) VS Joe Riggs (171)
Drew Dober (156) VS Jamie Varner (156)
Derek Brunson (185) VS Ed Herman (186)
Bryan Barberena (155) VS Joe Ellenberger (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Garett Whiteley (156) VS David Michaud (155)
Dustin Kimura (136) VS Henry Cejudo (136)
Ian Entwistle (136) VS Anthony Birchak (136)

* Diaz missed weight. He will be fined 20% of his purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled.

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COMING UP NEXT: TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more . . . Then, on Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Khan, Alexander, Thurman, Bundu Weights

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Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Amir Khan 147 vs. Devon Alexander 147
Keith Thurman 146 vs. Leonard Bundu 146.5
(WBA interim welterweight title)
Jermall Charlo 154 vs. Lenny Bottai 154
Abner Mares 128 vs. Jose Ramirez 131

Jermell Charlo 153.5 vs. Mario Lozano 153
Victor Ortiz 146.5 vs. Manny Perez 146
Yoshihiro Kamegai 151 vs. Oscar Godoy 150
Beibut Shumenov 200 vs. Bobby Thomas Jr 201
Errol Spence 149.75 vs. Javier Castro 151.5

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Wach derails Walker, Jonak stays unbeaten in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside

Former heavyweight title challenger Mariusz “Viking” Wach (29-1, 15 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-13-1, 31 KOs) on Friday night at MOSiR Hall in Radom, Poland. The 6’8 Wach landed a barrage of punches in the sixth round driving Walker into the ropes. The referee waved off the fight during Wach’s followup attack. It was Wach’s second straight win and Walker’s sixth straight loss.

A fifth round knockdown gave undefeated light middleweight Damian Jonak (38-0, 21 KOs) the margin he needed to defeat tough Bradley Pryce (35-18, 19 KOs). Jonak, ranked in the top 5 in the world by all sanctioning organizations before a 13 month layoff, won by scores of 76-75, 77-75, 76-75.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour Wins Motor City Border War

Report & Photos by Bob Ryder

Ali Mansour outfought Damon McCreary in the main event at Detroit’s MotorCity Casino-Hotel on Thursday night before a good crowd. Mansour hails from Windsor, Canada, just across the river from McCreary’s Detroit hometown and their proximity created a natural local rivalry that brought out the fans. They were not disappointed. Mansour opened the bout aggressively, bullying the smaller McCreary around. Damon started to find his rhythm in the second and boxed well. Best round of the night was the third as the heavyweights teed off on each other during numerous exchanges. After the torrid third, the pace slowed but still had enough action to keep it interesting. Both big guys fought in earnest and showed great will to win. It was rough inside but neither complained about the occasional stray punch, elbow, or head. After the six rounds Mansour advanced to (17-0, 9 KO’s) by unanimous scores of 58-56 x 2, 59-55. McCreary came into the contest in great shape and provided a great effort against a much bigger man in dropping to (15-3, 11 KO’s). (more…)



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Sherrington defeats Barbosa

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Formerly world rated middleweight Les Sherrington (35-7, 19 KOs) scored a shutout ten round decision over Brazilian Samir Santos Barbosa (35-11-3) at the Burdekin Memorial Hall, Home Hill, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Scores Eric Norman 100-90, Phil Austin 100-89, Phil Gregory 100-89. Sherrington was coming off an eight round decision over Japanese 160-pounder Kazuyuki Fukuyama in June. Former IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman stopped Sherrington in nine rounds in 2013. Barbosa was coming off a three round stoppage loss to IBF #11 Adam Etches in September. In 2009, former IBF/WBA champion Daniel Geale defeated Barbosa over twelve rounds.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Quigg undergoes hand surgery, out until summer

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Photo: Lawrence Lustig


WBA super bantamweight “regular” champion Scott Quigg is aiming to return to the ring next summer following successful surgery on a hand injury picked up in his title defense against Hidenori Otake in Liverpool last month. During that fight he suffered a tear to his extensor hood tendons in the middle and index knuckles of his right hand. He had been due out in Manchester in March but will now have to wait until the summer to return to action. “Obviously it’s disappointing not to be able to fight on March 28,” said Quigg. “But I’ve had a great run of five fights in 18 months, four of them being World title fights. The rest will probably do my body good and then I will be looking to come back with a huge fight in early summer.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added, “We are disappointed for Scott that he cannot fight in March but we wish him all the best in his recovery. When he is back to full fitness there are some huge unification bouts out there for him, and I am sure that despite this setback 2015 will still be a huge year for Scott.”



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Holiday Boxing Bash in Chicago

Rau’shee Warren 117.5 vs. Javier Gallo 118
Patryk Szymanski 156 vs. Gundrick King 155
Jose Felix Quezada 135.5 vs. Marlon Lewis 134.5
Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. Dedrick Bell 141
Ronald Hearns 164 vs. Roberto Ventura 162.5
Jordan Shimmell 195.5 vs. Philip Williams 194.5
Thomas Williams 170.5 vs. Michael Gbenga 171
Robert Easter 134 vs. Angel Hernandez 133.5
Juan Dominguez 123 vs. German Meraz 124.5
Sergiy Derevyanchenko 164 vs. Raul Munoz 161.5
Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Jose Del Valle 131
Javontae Starks 149.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 151

Promoter: Warriors Boxing
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Alvarado-Rios Tickets on sale TODAY

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, tickets to the January 24 final chapter of the epic trilogy between “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios taking place Saturday, January 24, at the 1STBANK Center, located in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado, will go on sale TODAY at 10:00 a.m. MT. Priced at $250, $200, $125, $65 and $40, tickets will be available at www.AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 866-461-6556. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pepsi Center box office, beginning on tomorrow.

The last boxing event hosted by 1STBANK Center was sold out in advance — the October 19, 2013 WBO junior welterweight world championship between Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Casimero-Santos flyweight eliminator tomorrow

A world title shot will be on the line at the Salon Las Palmas in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday, December 13, when Mexico City’s Armando “Cobra” Santos (14-3-1, 8 KOs) faces Filipino star John Riel “Cuadro Alas”Casimero (20-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round IBF flyweight title eliminator that will air on FOX Deportes at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

In the co-main event, unbeaten Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (20-0-1, 14 KOs) battles Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Genaro “Duro” Camargo (39-15, 32 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout.

Also in action will be lightweight contender Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (28-1, 24 KOs) and unbeaten prospect Adan “Speedy” Mares (12-0-1, 3 KOs).



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

37-0 Jonak comes back in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Undefeated light middleweight Damian Jonak (37-0, 21 KOs), one year ago ranked in the top 5 in the world by all sanctioning organizations, will be making his return to the ring tonight in Poland after more than a 12 month hiatus versus tough Bradley Pryce (35-18, 19 KOs) from Wales. Pryce, who went full distance with names like Frankie Gavin, Sergey Rabchenko, Chris Eubank Jr and Billie Joe Sanders, does not have a lot of respect to his rival. “Yes, he’s got a world class record, but this is it. Just names,” said very confident Pryce in a Polsat TV interview.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

More on the Escandon-Cave controversy

By David Robinett and Felipe Leon

The scorecard for Thursday night’s WBA interim super bantamweight title fight between Columbia’s Oscar Escandon and Canadian Tyson Cave sparked outrage over social media and had television analyst Teddy Atlas frothing at the mouth. Atlas scored the bout 118-110 for Cave, however judges Raul Caiz Jr. (117-111) and Tony Crebs (115-113) scored the bout for Escandon giving him what many consider an unjust win. Judge Max DeLuca had Cave winning 115-113 on the third card.

The bout will certainly be protested by the Cave camp and reviewed by the WBA. Sampson Lewkowicz, who promotes both fighters, stated “I will see what the WBA does before I make the next move with either fighter. And then either they will fight again to prove one clear winner or one will go after (WBA Champ) Scott Quigg and I will find the other another big fight.”

Below is the controversial scorecard:

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December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

South African Boxing Update

By Ron Jackson

Boxing fans can watch live coverage of two tournaments on SuperSport on Sunday. In addition to blow-by-blow footage of the fight between Amir Khan and Devon Alexander on Sunday morning, SuperSport will broadcast action from East London (South Africa) in the afternoon, when Nkululeko Mhlongo takes on Yanga Phetani in an SA title bout. Coverage of the tournament in Las Vegas, where Khan and Alexander clash for the WBC silver welterweight title, starts on SuperSport 7 at 4am (SA, CAT, GMT+2). And the action in East London will be shown live on channel 210, starting at 2pm (SA, CAT, GMT+2). (more…)



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Former champ Garcia returns tonight

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former world champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia (35-3, 22 KOs) will reappear tonight against Andrés “Bombita” Garcia (9-3-3, 3 KOs) at the Municipal Auditorium in Los Cabos in Baja California Sur. The two fighters previously met early in their careers with “Rayito” winning an eight round decision. He later went on to capture both the IBF and WBO minimumweight titles in becoming one of the most technical and spectacular Mexican boxers. The Promociones del Pueblo card will be televised in Mexico on Saturday night on Cadena Tres.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham vows “no mercy,” Price added to undercard

Heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) is the first big UK name confirmed for the Abraham-Smith II undercard at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany on February 21. Price’s addition was announced Thursday at a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, where Arthur Abraham and Paul Smith came face-to-face for a second time this week to promote their WBO World Super Middleweight Championship rematch.

“It’s great to be fighting on the undercard of such a big show,” said Price. “I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and reminding everyone what I’m all about. 2015 is going to be a big year for me, its important I get off to a good start on February 21.” An opponent for Price will be announced shortly.

Meanwhile super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham vowed “on February 21 I will show no mercy. I will deliver a clear result – then there will be no further discussions!”



December 12th, 2014

UFC

Anthony Birchak: This Time It’s Going Down

There is a lot of emotion that goes into fighting, and keeping those emotions in check is something every fighter will tell you is a crucial element to success on fight night. Now, when you consider an athlete making their official UFC debut, everything that comes along with testing your mixed martial arts skills against another worthy adversary is amplified tenfold . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, Dec. 12 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more . . . Then, on Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



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