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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and ...

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his ...

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title ...

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre ...

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Dirrell Brothers both victorious

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the ...

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

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UFC

UFC 197 Talking Points

Jon Jones admittedly didn’t have his best performance in a win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197. Considering the legendary fights Jones has had in his career, it’s easy to dismiss a unanimous decision victory against the No. 6-ranked fighter in the light heavyweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 24th, 2016

Boxing News

GGG’s message to Canelo: If you’re not going to fight me, just give me the belt!

Video/Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s not GGG’s style to chase other fighters,” says Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler. “He provides excitement in the ring, but at some point his thinking (about the situation with Canelo) is ‘if you’re not going to fight me, just give me the belt.’ And then he can go to the next belt. Last year he beat David Lemieux, who was IBF champion, now the winner (of Canelo-Khan) has to fight him or give up the belt. Step by step, he’s accomplishing the goal, selling out arenas like this. We expect HBO ratings to be great with all this media publicity we got for this fight. Gennady has lived in Los Angeles for almost a year now and selling The Forum when fighting Wade, who’s from Washington DC, it’s a big statement.”



April 24th, 2016


Boxing News

Varmall Jr pummels Pla in Catskill, NY

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Catskill High School in Catskill, New York, Cruiserweight prospect Alvin “Iron Majik” Varmall Jr. (9-0-1, 8KOs) put on a scintillating performance, scoring explosive second round stoppage of veteran Leo Pla (5-7-2, 2KOs). The card promoted by Renee Aiken’s Boss Lady Promotions brought boxing back to the Catskill for the first time in twenty-two years with seven entertaining bouts that had the fans cheering in appreciation for a great night of boxing. (more…)



April 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford comments on body shop incident

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford has commented on recent press reports regarding a dispute he had with the owner of a local auto body shop. Omaha police ticketed Crawford over the incident.

Bud posted the following on his Facebook page:

April 22 at 9:08am ·
Ok so i wasnt even going to entertain this nonsense all over some guy trying to get some money outta me but since the media is trying to make me out to be the bad guy for taking whats mines ima say this: don’t believe everything you see on tv i rightfully took what was mine and in court we will all see the truth come out so to the media that said I turned myself like i was in jail lol thats ok its they job to get stories and I don’t fault them on that but my problem is when they put out false information so with that been said Channel 6 Channel 7 news and Omaha World Herald will never be able to ever get a interview from me again sorry to the ones that support me that work for the media but been that yall all work for the same company I will no longer have interviews with those media stations I will continue to do my best to represent my city and keep putting Omaha on the map why people like this guy keep trying to keep us down but he or anybody else can stop whats destined to be so with that been said hope everyone have a great day and look forward to July 23rd fight in Las Vegas 👊👊👊👊

Crawford is expected to face WBC 140lb champ Viktor Postal in a July 23 unification fight on HBO PPV.



April 24th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: Jon Jones wins in return, claims interim title

For the first time since March 19, 2011, Jon Jones entered the Octagon without a championship belt, and while he left it with one Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after a shutout five-round decision win over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197, he wasn’t content with his interim UFC light heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin, Wade Quick Quotes

By Rocky Morales

Gennady Golovkin: (To the crowd) “Muchas gracias, my friends! …Canelo, give me my belt!”

Dominic Wade: “There are one or two things I could have done differently but his power is real…he’s a great champion and does everything very well.”



April 24th, 2016

UFC

UFC 197: Johnson defends crown

Dominance has not made Demetrious Johnson complacent, as he put together another spectacular effort in defense of his UFC flyweight title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, stopping previously unbeaten Henry Cejudo in the first round of their UFC 197 co-main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Pettis, Roberts, Esparza go distance for wins | Harris defeats East in explosive Fight Pass battle

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April 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Cuadras dominates and stops Mepranum

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Unbeaten WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) retained his title with an eighth round TKO over Filipino challenger Richie Mepranum (31-5-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. After eight one-sided rounds, Mepranum didn’t come out for round nine.

Former female world world champion Ava Knight (14-2-4, 5 KOs) from Chico, California, outscored Judith Rodriguez (8-10, 5 KOs) over eight rounds in a super flyweight clash. Scores were 80-72, 78-74, 79-73.

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April 24th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin destroys Wade in two

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

Unified WBA and IBF middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) scored a two round destruction of previously unbeaten IBF mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. 110:1 favorite Golovkin dropped Wade with a right hand at the end of round one. Wade was down twice more in round two and the mismatch was halted. Time was 2:37. 22 straight KOs for Golovkin now.

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Chocolatito wins unanimous decision over Arroyo

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. AFter a competitive round one, “Chocolatito” began to seize control. The sole of Arroyo’s right shoe fell off in round four but he had to continue with a faulty shoe. Chocolatito’s relentless attack kept the game Arroyo under pressure the rest of the way. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 120-108.

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Los Angeles

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Pedro Duran (14-0, 11KO) shined in knocking out Pedro Lopez (6-3-1, 2KO) at 3:00 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8 round super featherweight bout. Duran floored Lopez hard midway through the opening stanza with a left hook counter and again at the end of the second round from a right cross counter. Lopez’ own aggression and wide punches worked against him and left him open for Duran’s excellent counterpunching. To his credit, Lopez continued on when many fighters would have opted otherwise and even landed a few good punches on Duran to make it an interesting fourth round. But, Lopez had taken too much punishment and retired on his stool at the end of the fourth round. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev to face Chilemba in Russia on July 11

Photo/Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) returns to his home country of Russia to defend all three of his belts against Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs) on Monday, July 11 in Ekaterinburg. The fight will take place on the opening night of the International Industry Trade Fair “INNOPROM-2016” at the DIVS Palace of Sports. This will be Krusher’s first title defense in Russia. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund defeats Liebenberg

IBF #3, WBO #7 light heavyweight contender Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over rugged South African Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO International title on Saturday night at The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. Skoglund overcame a bad cut to his right eye to get the win.

In the co-feature, WBC female super welterweight champ Mikaela Lauren (27-3, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Ivana Habazin (15-3, 7 KOs).



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Sakkreerin Jr. edges Abutan; Ford stops Boonjamong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #5 108 pounder, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (30-4-1, 15 KOs) outscored Filipino, Lester Abutan (9-5-3, 5 KOs) via split decision over twelve rounds with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 113-115 to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior flyweight belt on Friday at the Infantry 7, Maerim, Chiangmai, Thailand.

In a major upset in the main supporting bout, Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Ford (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped former Olympic Gold Medalist Manus Boonjamong (5-2, 3 KOs) in round five of scheduled eight round bout.

Former world-rated 140 pounder Patomsuk Pathompothong (32-4-1) outscored Jacob Hutter (0-1) of Switzerland over six rounds. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Full Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Action returned Friday night to “The Belvedere” event center in Elk Grove Village, IL as promoter Bobby Hitz presented a four-bout card featuring promising heavyweight Nick Mazurek as well as the return of former NFL safety and Notre Dame All-American standout, Tom Zbikowski. As expected, an overflow crowd turned out as did many luminaries from Chicago’s fight fraternity. Throw in Chicago Cub catching legend, Randy Hundley, and someone in Cubs garb racing around ringside mumbling “Ronnie Woo Woo” and fans had an interesting night to say the least. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten Maxim Dadashev signs with Top Rank

Unbeaten Russian junior welterweight prospect Maxim Dadashev (1-0, 1 KO) is the latest addition in the invasion of European fighters to the Top Rank stable. The 26-year-old amateur standout from Saint Petersburg, Russia, signed a multi-year promotional contract. The 26-year-old Dadashev competed in over 250 amateur fights and won multiple National Tournaments in Russia.

“Maxim is an extremely strong capable fighter who can adjust to any style. His amateur background and work ethic along with the team around him will take him a long way,” said Carl Moretti, Vice-President of Top Rank.

Dadashev is a stablemate of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko – both are managed by Egis Klimas. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Complete Golovkin-Wade Weights from LA

Photos: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade 159.6
(WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles)

Roman Gonzalez 111.4 vs. McWilliams Arroyo 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)

Pedro Duran 132 vs. Pedro Lopez 131.2
Ryan Martin 136.4 vs. Rosbel Montoya 138.2
Kenia Enriquez 107.6 vs. Amaris Quintana 107.8
Seniesa Estrada 109.6 vs. Selene Lopez 109

Venue: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2 Promotions
TV: HBO

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire crushes Bedak in three

By Karl Freitag

In his first title defense, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) annihilated #4 rated Zsolt Bedak (25-2, 8 KOs) in less than three rounds on Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines. “The Filipino Flash” dropped Bedak twice in round two and the bout was waved off by referee Russell Mora after another knockdown in round three. Time was 2:44.

In a war, unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO international featherweight belt. Magsayo battered Avalos in round two, but Avalos withstood the brutal onslaught. Magsayo seemingly punched himself out somewhat as Avalos dropped him with a left hook in round three and continued to hammer Magsayo in round four. Magsayo turned the tables agsin, staggering Avalos badly in round five. Avalos was saved by the bell. After more punishment in round six, referee Danrex Tapdasanwill waved it off just as Avalos corner threw in the towel.

Unbeaten super featherweight Paul Fleming (22-0, 14 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to outpoint Miguel Angel Gonzalez (22-8-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds. Fleming won by scores of 96-93, 97-92, 97-92 to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Bundu stops Koivula to regain Euro title

By Marco Bratusch at ringside

Former European 147 lbs. champ Leonard Bundu earned back his title yesterday night in Florence, Italy, stopping co-challenger Jussi Koivula of Finland in nine rounds. Bundu (33-1-2) had vacated his European laurels more than one year ago, in order to challenge Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in Las Vegas, NV. After losing to Thurman, and rebounding from that loss with a win vs Pablo Munguia, Bundu got the chance to regain his old Euro belt in a fight vs Finnish contender Jussi Koivula (19-3-1). The African-born Bundu looked in control since the early rounds, eventually flooring his foe with an impressing right hook in round eight and finally closing matters in the following stanza. After the fight, the 41-years-old Bundu spoke to Fightnews and expressed his desire to get another chance overseas, maybe against fellow Italian citizen Paulie Malignaggi. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Lerena-Muller return match at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Kevin Lerena defends his South African junior heavyweight title and also challenges for the vacant WBA Pan African cruiserweight belt when he meets Johnny Muller in a return match at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, South Africa on Sunday afternoon. The fight will be shown live on SS210 from 15:00 to 19:00. In their first contest on November 15 2014 Muller won on points over ten rounds with scores of 98-92 and 97-93 twice.

Lerena, 23, who has a record of 13-1, 7 KOs, is hoping to reverse the only blot on his ledger. Since that setback he has scored impressive wins over Igor Pylypenko in the Ukraine and Deon Coetzee to claim the South African junior heavyweight title.

After his victory over Lerena the 25-year-old Muller (19-5-2, 13 KOs) has won two and lost his most recent bout. In August last year he was stopped in three rounds by Oleksandr Usyk in a clash for the WBO Inter-Continental junior heavyweight title. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

UFC

Jones is on road to redemption, wants back everything he lost

The Jon Jones redemption tour is underway, and it’s the hottest ticket in Las Vegas this weekend. The pound-for-pound king has said all the right things. The community service hours have been logged; the gratitude to fans for continued support has been paid . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Catskill, New York

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Alvin Varmall, Jr 196 vs. Leo Pla 199.4
Mike Black 145.2 vs. Andy Gonzalez 145
Dave Tamaso 158.2 vs. Keith Holloway 162.4
Rex Harris 203.2 vs. Jimmy Levins 229
Daryl Watkins 165.8 vs. LeShawn Rodriquez 165.4
Ismael Lebron 144.6 vs. Leonardo Kenon 140
Ignacio Camacho 199.6 vs. Devaughn Greenwood 193.4

Venue: Catskill High School
Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Doors open at 6:30PM, first bout at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $100 Ringside, $75 Floor Seats, $55 Middle Bleachers and $40 General Admission.



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, West Virginia‏‎

Aaron Quattrocchi 173.5 vs. Shawn Laughery 173.5
(WV light heavyweight title)

Ed Latimore 216 vs. Hassan Lee 225
Josh Himes 196.5 vs. Lamont Capers 195
Matt Conway 140 vs. Isaiah Robinson 147
(ABA super lightweight title – only Conway can win)
Zhimin Wang 143.5 vs. Donny Miller 145
Boubacar Sylla 145.5 vs. Darrell Jones 147.5
Nelson Best 264 vs. Justin Oaks 219Inbox

Venue: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, Chester, WV
Promoter: Made Men Promotions
Doors open at 5:00, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $75, $60, and $30 and are available at www.mademenboxing.com or the door.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Zbikowski wins in comeback fight

Former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago firefighter Tommy Zbikowski moved to 5-0, 3 KOs, with a four round unanimous decision over Keith Jackson (2-3-2, 1 KO) on Friday night at the Belvedere in Elk Grove, Illinois. Scores were 40-36 across the board for Tommy Z. who was last in the ring five years ago.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Maine

Brandon Berry 140.6 vs. James Lester 140.2
Brandon Montella 172 vs. Crowsneck Boutin 175.9

Venue: Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Lewiston, Maine
Promoter: New England Fights
Matchmaker: Peter Czymbor
Tickets: www.TheColisee.com



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC 200 a ‘work in progress,’ but stars are ready

Of the 12 seats on the dais for the kickoff press conference to officially announce several of the bouts for July’s UFC International Fight Week festivities in Las Vegas Friday, only 11 were filled. So UFC President Dana White immediately made it clear that after a crazy week for the promotion, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will not be fighting Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Cuadras, Mepranum make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Carlos Cuadras 113 vs. Richie Mepranum 112.65
(WBC super flyweight world title)

Ava Knight 113.30 vs. Judith Rodriguez 122.65
Rodolfo Flores 127.60 vs. Jesus Silveira 128.50
Karim Arce 115.50 vs. Vicente Castro 114.40
Jai Opetai 180.40 vs. Orlando Vazquez 182.50

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples, Los Mochis, México.
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Master class by Vetyeka

By Ron Jackson

Former world champion Simphiwe Vetyeka of South Africa gave a master class of boxing when he outpointed Tsuyoshi Tameda of Japan by wide margins over ten rounds in a featherweight contest before a capacity crowd on Friday night at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa. Judge Allen Matakane scored it 100-91 and judges Lulama Mtya and Simphiwe Mbini scored it 99-92 and 98-92.

The 35-year-old Vetyeka (57.15kg), who improved his record to 29-3, 17 KOs, made a slow start but picked up the pace in the third round as he jolted Tameda’s head with his educated left jab. This was the pattern throughout the fight as the South African fought from the back foot scoring with lefts and rights to the head.

Tameda finished the fight with his face red and puffed up from the continuous barrage of punches. However, Tameda, 22, must be given full marks for commitment as he came forward throughout the ten rounds and never stopped throwing punches but this was not enough against the classy Vetyeka. Tameda (57.32kg) saw his record drop to 13-2-2, 11 KOs. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin, Wade, Gonzalez Arroyo make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade: 159.6
(WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles)

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez 111.4 vs. McWilliams Arroyo 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)

Venue: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2
TV: HBO



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Photo of the day

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Photo: Top Rank

Esquiva Falcao of Brazil poses with his trainers Richie Sandoval and Miguel Diaz at the Top Rank Gym today. Falcao sparred eight rounds today to get ready for his next bout vs Paul Valenzuela on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate-UniMas event May 14 at the Sportsman’s Lodge, Studio City, Ca



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC 197 at the scales

UFC 197, which is headlined by the UFC interim light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux, and the flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – interim UFC light heavyweight five-round title fight
Jon Jones (205 lbs) vs Ovince Saint Preux (205 lbs)

Co-Main Event – Flyweight title fight
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs Henry Cejudo (125)

Pay-Per-View main Card
Anthony Pettis (156) vs Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs Rafael Natal (186)
Yair Rodriguez (145.5) vs Andre Fili (146)

FS1 Prelims
Sergio Pettis (126) vs Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs James Vick (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Walt Harris (255.5) vs Cody East (245.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs Clint Hester (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs Kevin Lee (156)

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April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Shocking News: Shindo to fight WBO female 118lb champ Fujioka in last bout as girl, take transsexual operation afterward, go on fighting as man

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

What a news it is! Although this reporter made out a draft of a press release—due to the local promoter’s request—for the press conference in Osaka on Thursday, I didn’t know such a shocking announcement would be made on the next day there.

What I wrote: WBO female bantamweight champion Naoko Fujioka (14-1, 6 KOs) will put her belt on the line against former WBC flyweight titlist Go Shindo (16-3, 11 KOs), from Osaka, under the WBO headquarters’ sanction at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on June 13.

WHAT THEY ANNOUNCED: Shindo, whose real name is Megumi Hashimoto and who is really a girl, will undergo a transsexual operation afterward in Thailand and resume fighting as a male boxer from the next year on.

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I am sorry to say that I am not so familiar with the so-called transsexual surgery, but within my limited knowledge Thailand is a world-famous place where the special man-to-woman or woman-to-man operation has been frequently made with a high technical standard. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Sweden

Erik Skoglund 173 vs. Ryno Liebenberg 173.2
Mikaela Lauren 148.8 vs. Ivana Habazin: 146.6
(WBC Female Super Welterweight title)
Otto Wallin 229 vs. Irineu Beato Costa Jr 249
Klara Svensson 148.1 vs. Lucia Morelli: TBA
Oscar Ahlin 171.7 vs. Patrick Mendy 171.9
Patricia Berghult 139.3 vs. Katarina Vistica TBA
Daniel Hartvig 150.5 vs. Nikoloz Gvajava 150.3
Angelique Hernandez 122.5 vs. Karina Kopinska 123.4

Venue: The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden
Promoter: Sauerland Event



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

It’s fight day in Chicago, as Hitz Boxing presents Fight Night at the Belvedere. Former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago firefighter Tommy Zbikowski makes his long-awaited return to the ring in a four-round cruiserweight bout versus Missouri’s Keith Jackson. A portion of the evening’s profits will be donated to the family of fallen firefighter Daniel Capuano.

Tommy Zbikowski 184 vs. Keith Jackson 185
Nick Ramirez 147 vs. Jacob Szilasi 145
Nick Mazurek 230 vs. Randy Easton 228
Giovanni Miletti 140 vs. DeShawn Debose 142
Nick Ramirez 112 vs. Luis Guerrero 112

Doors to The Belvedere Elk Grove open at 6:00, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $110 and $50, and are available at the door.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Chisora: Pulev has no idea how to fight

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora ​​pulled no punches when discussing his May 7 clash with Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, Germany. The bout will be for the vacant European heavyweight and also serve as an IBF eliminator.

“I just got back from California where I had a fantastic training camp and perfect sparring partners. I look forward to this fight. I think I’m going to knock out Pulev!” stated Chisora, who was just getting started.

​​”Pulev was always protected. His opponents were scrap, his fight record is ridiculous – and against Wladimir Klitschko, he was beaten up very badly. Pulev has no idea how to fight. I’m not worried. I’m telling you. He has boxed only shit-opponents. The best of them was Tony Thompson (laughs)! I’ve boxed Haye, Fury and Vitali Klitschko. On May 7, he’ll be surprised. This will not turn out well for him.”



April 22nd, 2016


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