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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Boxing News

Ramirez keeps IBF title with draw against McKenzie

IBF cruiserweight champion Victor “El Tyson del Abasto” Ramirez (22-2-1, 17 KOs) retained his title with a disappointing twelve round draw against #14 rated Ovill “The Upsetter” McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavidez, Argentina. It was an uneventful, slow-paced fight that never really caught fire. In the end, scores were 115-113, 114-114, 113-115. Ramirez was making his first defense after being elevated from interim to full IBF champion after Yoan Pablo Hernandez was unable to defend the belt due to a string of injuries.



October 3rd, 2015


Boxing News

Teixeira stays unbeaten at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated Brazilian middleweight Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) stopped Houston’s Don Mouton (13-10-1, 11 KOs) in seven rounds in a scheduled 10-round middleweight bout on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angele. Mouton came charging right out from the opening bell as Teixeira kept his distance sticking the jab and boxing. Continuing to outwork Mouton, Teixeira was dominant halfway through tagging him with the jab following up with the straight left. Unloading a series of power punches in round six Teixeira seemed to be in control when suddenly he was hurt by a huge left from Mouton as he held on and survived the round. However with Mouton’s right eye shut, Texeira kept firing away with the jab and followed up with the straight left in round seven as referee Raul Caiz Jr. stepped in to stop the fight 1:31 of the seventh round.

Unbeaten Brooklyn brawler Zachary Ochoa (13-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round knockout over Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (24-19-1, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight bout. Ochoa dropped Rodriguez with a combination in round two. A pair of right hands to start off round three sent Rodriguez to the canvas a second time. He got up but was then battered down for good the third time he hit the canvas.

Opening up the Estrella TV telecast, Tijuana, Mexico’s Antonio Gutierrez (19-1-1, 8 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Victor Fonseca (9-6-1, 7 KOs) of San Diego in a six round featherweight bout. Starting off slow, Gutierrez worked behind the jab keeping Fonseca at a distance. Fonseca staggered Gutierrez momentarily in round four and was cut below the right eye but continued his aggression. Referee Zachary Young warned Gutierrez for a low blow in round six but Gutierrez kept the pressure coming in route to the decision. Scores were 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55. (more…)



October 2nd, 2015


Boxing News

Sosa KOs Pazos in six

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. for BAM Boxing/Peltz Boxing/Joe Hand Promotions

Before a crowded 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Jason Sosa, 18-1-3, 14 KOs, scored his 13th consecutive knockout in the scheduled eight-round main event of the Puerto Rican Boxing Classic. Sosa won the fight by KO in round six. Sosa battered Jorge Pazos, 14-9-1, 8 KOs through the entire fight, and by round three, the writing was on the wall, as Sosa’s punches had a greater and greater affect on his Mexican opponent. Finally in round six, a barrage of punches put Pazos down and he gladly took referee Hurley McCall’s 10-count on one knee. The time was 32 seconds of the sixth.

In a bruising lightweight battle, Baltimore’s Tyrell Samuel, 16-6-1, 7 KOs, stopped Philly warhorse Victor Vasquez, 19-10-1, 9 KOs, at 1:29 of round four. Vasquez started fast and was winning the fight, but Samuel began landing cleanly in round three. In the fourth, Vasquez complained about a head butt. Then moments later, Samuel cracked Vasquez with a left hook and right hand that dropped the boxing barber. Vasquez got up, but Samuel put him down again with another left hook. Vasquez rose again, but after another hook staggered him, referee Gary Rosato ended the fight. (more…)



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Promoter Steve Smith passes at 46

By Brian Grammer

Tragically, a true gentleman of the sport, Steve Smith, President and CEO of Rumble Time Promotions, passed away Friday morning at the age of 46. Smith, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, starred as a promoter, first in the Midwest, but then in his collaboration with Lou DiBella, on the national stage. Smith, a graduate of Benedictine University, with a degree in Economics, started Rumble Time Promotions in 2005 when he was able to incorporate his love of boxing with his business acumen.

Smith started with small local shows in hotel ballrooms, but his hard work through the years developed both his fighters and his promotion into a major player, putting on shows carried by ESPN and Showtime and in venues nationwide such as the Scottrade Center, Foxwoods Resort, and the Playboy Mansion.

His passing is mourned by many, but none more deeply than by his fiancée Francesca and his three daughters, Brianna, Sophia and Olivia. Funeral arrangements are still pending but will be announced soon.



October 2nd, 2015


Boxing News

Top Rank signs amateur star Jesse Garcia

Rudy Silva (Trainer), Cameron Dunkin (Manager), Daniel Luera with Jesse Garcia

Rudy Silva (Trainer), Cameron Dunkin (Manager), Daniel Luera with Jesse Garcia


Jesse Garcia, a star amateur featherweight fighter from Houston, has signed with Top Rank. Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank, made the announcement today. Garcia, 20, is a six-time Houston Regional Golden Gloves Champion and a two-time Texas Golden Gloves Champion. He was a 2012 Texas Jr Olympic gold medalist and a 2014 Houston Open Ring National Gold Medalist. Garcia has an amateur record of 70-7 with 45 KOs and is ranked #5 in the United States. He is managed by Cameron Dunkin and trained by Rudy Silva.

Garcia trains at the Elite Boxing Academy in Houston. He began boxing at the age of 12 and said his favorite fighters are Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti and Gennady Golovkin. Garcia said his style is… “similar to Mike Tyson but in a smaller weight class.”

His pro debut will be announced, duBoef said.



October 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 at the scales

UFC 192, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson and the light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 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 – UFC light heavyweight title
Alexander Gustafsson (204) VS Daniel Cormier (205)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Rashad Evans (205) VS Ryan Bader (206)
Ruslan Magomedov (236) VS Shawn Jordan (265)

Ali Bagautinov (125) vs Joseph Benavidez (126)
Juliana Pena (135) VS Jessica Eye (136)

FOX Sports 1 Prelims
Dan Hooker (146) VS Yair Rodriguez (145)
Albert Tumenov (170) VS Alan Jouban (170)
Islam Makhachev (156) VS Adriano Martins (156)
Angela Hill (115) VS Rose Namajunas (115)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Sage Northcutt (156) VS Francisco Trevino (160*)
Sergio Pettis (126) VS Chris Cariaso (126)
Viktor Pesta (237) VS Derrick Lewis (265)

* Trevino did not make weight. He will forfeit 20% of his purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled

Note: Due to issues experienced during his weight cut, welterweight contender Johny Hendricks has been pulled from his UFC 192 bout against Tyron Woodley on Saturday, October 3. The UFC 192 card at Houston’s Toyota Center, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson, will proceed as scheduled with 12 bouts.

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 192 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Broner, Allakhverdiev, Pedraza, Cherry make weight

By Brian Grammer at the scale
Photos by Jimmy Range at JimmyRangePhotography.zenfolio.com

Adrien Broner 138.5 vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev 139
(WBA super lightweight title)
Jose Pedraza 129 vs. Edner Cherry 129
(IBF super featherweight title)

Robert Easter 134.5 vs. Juan Solis 136
Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Yakubu Amidu 134.5

Raynell Williams 133.5 vs. Eduardo Reyes 135
Jamontay Clark 149 vs. Joe Wilson Jr 148.5
Danny Calhoun 235 vs. Jamal Woods 235
Aaron Hollis 122.5 vs. Luis Rosario 123

Venue: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Showtime/Showtime Extreme

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October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse, Postol make weight

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Lucas Matthysse 139.4 vs. Viktor Postol 139.4
(WBC super lightweight title)

Antonio Orozco 140.6 vs. Humberto Soto 140
Julian Ramirez 126 vs. Hugo Partida 126
Mercito Gesta 134.8 vs. Miguel Mendoza 134.2
Marcelino Lopez 139 vs. David Rodela 139
Kevin Rivers 126.2 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 128.2
Nick Arce 128.6 vs. Juan Hernandez 126
D’Mitrius Ballard 169 vs. ??

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO

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October 2nd, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Fantasy Preview

Daniel Cormier will put his light heavyweight title on the line for the first time at UFC 192 when he faces perennial contender Alexander Gustafsson in the main event from Houston . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 192 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Gushiken’s pupil Eto to face WBC 115lb Champ Cuadras in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Formerly WBA interim flyweight champ Koki Eto (17-3-1, 13 KOs), an elongated pupil of ex-WBA junior fly titlist Yoko Gushiken, will have a good opportunity to seize a world throne again as he will have an ambitious crack at the WBC super-fly belt against unbeaten Mexican Carlos Cuadras (33-0-1, 26 KOs) in Sendai city, Japan, on November 28. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) by Teiken Promotions and WOWOW Television. Koki, the eldest of three brothers (with Taiki and Shingo), 27, once acquired the WBA interim belt by upsetting Kompayak Porpramook via hairline decision thanks to a miraculously come-from-behind last-round knockdown in Thailand in August 2013, but forfeited the interim title to Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep by a twelfth round TKO also in Thailand in November that year. Since then, the thin man scored three wins all within the distance, winning the vacant OPBF 112-pound belt by finishing Filipino champ Arden Diale in the eighth canto to register a couple of successful defenses. Though standing nearly 5’8”, Koki isn’t a boxer but a puncher who loves recklessly swapping punches toe-to-toe with his opposition. The 60-year-old ex-champ and latest Hall of Famer, Gushiken eagerly wishes his pupil’s coronation, saying “I wish him to win the world belt for Okinawa as well as Japan.” Both Eto and Gushiken comes from Okinawa, a southern island that has often become a political issue. (more…)



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko-Fury rescheduled for November 28th

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Tyson Fury on November 28 at ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf. Tickets keep their validity. Originally scheduled on October 24th the fight has been postponed due to an injury of Wladimir Klitschko. After a comprehensive medical examination, the champion has been given a green light today for the fight to proceed at the end of November.

“My injury will heal quickly enough for me to enter the ring on November 28. I will promptly continue my training camp preparations and, of course, I am very happy to still be fighting this year, especially for my fans who have already bought their tickets,” said Klitschko.



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Postol Camp out for revenge against Matthysse

Not only are the handlers of Viktor Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) looking to help their man claim the vacant WBC world super lightweight championship against Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs), they’re looking for REVENGE!

Postol’s manager Vadim Kornilov stated “This is a revenge fight for our team after Lucas defeated Ruslan Provodnikov earlier this year. We know he can brawl with Postol, and we will be ready for that. I think our team can be victorious because we will be prepared for whatever he has in the ring. He was afraid to brawl against Provodnikov, and we are going to force him to brawl on Saturday night.”

Marvin Somodio, assistant trainer for Freddie Roach, added “Freddie Roach is not here today so I’m still in charge. This is going to be the second time our team has faced Lucas (after facing him earlier this year on Provodnikov’s team). On Saturday night, we are not going to let Lucas win again.”



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Stafford: Broner is at his weight class this time

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime


Adrien Broner isn’t talking before facing Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA super lightweight world title this Saturday in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. However, AB’s trainer Mike Stafford had some comments about the fight.

“Adrien is at his weight class this time,” said Stafford. “We have been fighting at 146 and 147, he’s had the title at 147, but now he is back at his weight. He is mean and lean. Adrien knows how important this is. He knows Khabib is a great former champion. We thank you for coming to our city. Not too many people would come into this situation.

“We thank our families and friends and without these guys wouldn’t be up here. These are a great bunch of guys. I am like a stand-in father to all of them and I appreciate you supporting them.”

Broner is looking to win a world title in a fourth weight division. He has previously held titles at super featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Lopez-Roman to clash for WBA interim title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Emmanuel “Pollo” Lopez (19-4-1, 8 KOs), the current interim super featherweight champion of the World Boxing Association, will defend his crown on October 24 against Miguel “Mickey” Roman (52-11, 39 KOs) in Mexico at a location to be determined in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa.

In the co-feature, lightweight Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (23-1, 21 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined.



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

McKenzie ready to cook up storm in Argentina

Photo: Frank Warren Promotions

Photo: Frank Warren Promotions


Underdog Ovill McKenzie aims to serve up an upset tonight in Argentina when he takes on IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez for his title. McKenzie was only given eleven days notice for the fight after he replaced original opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who was the IBF Champion, but was stripped of the title due to injury and Ramirez declared the new Champion. That is a luxury for some of the fights he has taken, but he is intent on derailing the Pampas hardman Ramirez.

The “Upsetter” has settled into his surroundings since arriving in Buenos Aires on Monday and, as always, is in perfect physical condition, weighing in yesterday some eight-plus pounds under the 200lb limit and ready for action at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club.

McKenzie, 36, even to stopped off at a local steakhouse to cook-up some famous Argentinean steak after the weigh-in and has promised to cut into Ramirez. (more…)



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza looking to upstage Broner on Saturday

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime


While three-division workd champion and hometown hero Adrien Broner’s battle against Khabib Allakhverdiev for the vacant WBA world super lightweight title is getting the lion’s share of the attention, undefeated IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) is aiming to steal the show when he makes his first defense against IBF #14-rated Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs) in the co-feature.

“We train hard all the time, we are in great shape and we prepare for every fight like the opponent is the champion,” said Pedraza. “Edner Cherry is a very experienced fighter. He is a strong guy and good puncher. I am in great shape and I’m ready to fight 12 rounds. This could very well be the toughest fight of my career. He hasn’t lost in seven years, but we are very prepared, studied the fight well and are ready to go come Saturday. My youth will play a huge part in this fight. I’m much younger than him and, without a doubt, I will win this fight. I can’t wait for the fans to watch this fight and if they can’t be here, then I hope they watch on Showtime. It will be a great fight.” (more…)



October 2nd, 2015

UFC

Fighters React as Jon Jones Looms Over 192

Jon Jones loomed large on Wednesday at UFC 192 Open Workouts as the top four fighters in the division he once conquered took center stage on day one of fight week . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 192 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Forty years after the Thrilla in Manila

Amir Khan reaffirms his home in Bolton

Pro boxing returns to Bendigo



October 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Photo: Peltz Boxing Promotions

Photo: Peltz Boxing Promotions


Jason Sosa 130.6 vs. Jorge Pazos 129.7
Victor Vasquez 134 vs. Tyrell Samuel 132.9
Jerome Rodriguez 135.1 vs. Avery Sparrow 134.8
David Gonzales 141.6 vs. Ryan Belasco 140.8
Ismael Garcia 161.1 vs. Fred Jenkins, Jr. 163.6
Edgar Cortes 121.8 vs. Antonio Conigliaro 120.3
Albert Manuykan 137.4 vs. Scott Kelleher 139.4

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Peltz Boxing, BAM Boxing, Top Rank, Joe Hand Promotions
First Bout: 7pm, tickets available at $50 & $75



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Allakhverdiev: Broner is a scared nervous clown / Broner: I won’t do any interviews or talk

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Two days before Adrien Broner goes for his fourth world title in his hometown, Broner and his opponent Khabib Allakhverdiev participated in a final press conference Thursday at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Former three-division world champion Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) faces Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the WBA super lightweight world title this Saturday on Showtime.

Adrien Broner: “I told you I wouldn’t do any interviews or talk. Nothing has changed. I just want to thank everyone for coming. I will be victorious on Saturday night, October 3.”

Khabib Allakhverdiev: “I don’t talk too much. I am ready to fight Saturday. He [Broner] is nervous. That’s why he’s acting like a clown. This is his hometown. It’s his last chance for a world title and he shows up late and makes it look like he’s joking around with everybody and doesn’t care. I’ve seen fighters do this before and it’s because he is scared. He knows what will happen on Saturday. He can clown around all he wants, but that won’t help him when we are in the ring. I feel great seeing him nervous. For me, this is just another fight and just another win and that’s what it will be. A win for me over this nervous clown. I am going to beat him in front of all his friends.”

Khabib’s promoter Vlad Hrunov: Why do we still not sell out if we are in your hometown? (more…)



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Postol Final Presser Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) faced off Thursday at the final press conference for Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBC super lightweight championship on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Lucas Matthysse: I’m very excited. Can’t wait. Very happy to come back to Carson, fighting at the StubHub. We worked very hard. We’re very well prepared and we’re coming. We’re coming like always to give war.

Viktor Postol: I’ve been waiting for the opportunity for a very long time. I’ve been getting ready for this fight like no other…I’ve had a great camp. Training in Hollywood for the last two years, I’ve sparred with Manny Pacquiao and many other great fighters coming out of the Wild Card Gym. I have all the experience now that a lot of people might underestimate. I’ve been in there with the best and I’m ready to fight the best.

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October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Patrick Teixeira 156 vs. Don Mouton 156.2
Zachary Ochoa 141.2 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 141
Antonio Gutierrez 156.8 vs. Victor Fonseca 159.4
Francisco Ochoa 132.6 vs. Isaac Avalos 131.8
Pablo Rubio 121.8 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 119.4
Joshua Franco 114.6 vs. Saul Hernandez 113.2
Abraham Lopez 139.6 vs. Andrew Gomez 139.6

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

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October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez, McKenzie make weight

IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez outweighed challenger Ovill McKenzie by more than eight-and-a-half pounds at the official weigh-in for their world title clash on Friday night in Benavides, Argentina.

Victor Ramirez 199.9 vs Ovill McKenzie 191.3
(IBF cruiserweight title)

Venue: Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavídez, Argentina
TV: TyC, BoxNation



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Darchinyan returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF, WBC, WBA, IBO champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (40-8-1, 29 KOs) will be in action on Saturday against Mongkoichai Lookmuangkanch (12-4, 7 KOs) of Thailand over ten rounds at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. In the 39-year-old Darchinyan’s most ring appearance against Jesus Cuellar the Australian-based, Armenian-born Darchinyan suffered an eight round stoppage in a WBA featherweight challenge. (more…)



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Dunn-Douglin set for October 24

Star Boxing’s just-signed Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) will defend his IBO super middleweight world championship and put his unbeaten record on the line against Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin (19-4, 12 KOs) on October 24th at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia.‎‎ The bout is the main event in the next installment of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights series.‎ “This will be an action fight from the opening bell,” said DeGuardia. “Both fighters are crowd-pleasers with their propensity for the knockout. All but three of Zac’s wins have been by KO, and Douglin has won almost 60 percent of his fights via knockout. It’s a great fight for boxing enthusiasts.”‎‎



October 1st, 2015

UFC

It’s Time For Sage Northcutt

When UFC President Dana White first saw Sage Northcutt (an encounter featured on the pilot episode of Dana White: Looking for a Fight on UFC FIGHT PASS), he made fun of his surfer dude good looks and his tan. Yet by the time the Texan executed a double-leg slam takedown en route to a rear naked choke finish, White wasn’t laughing anymore . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 192 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-champions collide: “Titere” Vazquez returns against Mendez

Former world champions Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (35-4, 13 KOs) and Argenis Mendez (22-3-1, 12 KOs) will meet in a 10-round lightweight clash Tuesday night on FS1 and FOX Deportes from The Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas. A IBF lightweight champion, the 28-year-old Vazquez retained his title six times during his championship reign (all by decision) before losing a controversial split decision against Mickey Bey. He is currently rated IBF #5, WBA #6 and WBC #9. Mendez, who previously held the IBF super featherweight title, is rated IBF #11.

The October 6 event is headlined by undefeated power-puncher Julius “The Chef” Jackson (19-0, 15 KOs) squaring off against the exciting Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (23-1, 19 KOs) in a 12-round super middleweight clash.



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Randall Bailey media day in Korea

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Photo: Hyun Tae Bae

Former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 38 KOs) met with a large local group of media today in Seoul, Korea. The gathering took place at the AK Boxing Gym owned by Bailey’s promoter Andy Kim (AK Promotions). Kim started on his current quest about a year ago to bring boxing back to Korea as it was in years past. His timing seems to be right on point as there is speculation of a multi-billion dollar project in development locally that could have a major positive impact on his plans for boxing in Korea.



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Pro boxing returns to Hyannis, Massachusetts

Professional boxing will return to Cape Cod for the second time this calendar year on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Barnstable High School. In the main event, Northeast heavyweight champion Jesse Barboza (10-1-1, 6 KOs) will put his title on the line in an eight-round fight against an opponent to be named at a later date. Barboza, a 2004 graduate of Barnstable High School and former team football captain, is excited about the opportunity to compete at his alma mater. (more…)



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez ready to defend IBF title against McKenzie

By Karl Freitag

IBF cruiserweight champion Víctor “El Tyson del Abasto” Ramírez (22-2, 17 KOs) makes the first defense of his belt against #14 rated Ovill McKenzie (25-12, 13 KOs) on tomorrow night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavídez, Argentina. Ramirez was recently elevated from interim to full IBF champion when Yoan Pablo Hernandez was unable to defend the belt due to a string of injuries.

The 35-year-old McKenzie took the fight on short notice and will be fighting in a hostile arena. Ramirez is currently an 8:1 favorite, but beating the odds is nothing new for McKenzie, whose nickname is “The Upsetter.” He lost six of his first eleven pro bouts, then turned his career around to eventually become British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion.



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ozozco: This is the biggest fight of my career so far

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

For 27-year-old undefeated super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15KO) his whole career, maybe his life, has been leading up to this Saturday night. Taking on grizzled veteran Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35KO) in the semi-main event to Lucas Matthysse vs Viktor Postol live on HBO, Orozco is more than aware the outcome of this fight will change his and his family’s life.

“This is the most important fight of my career to this point,” he said. “I have the mentality that it’s a make it or break it kind of fight.”

Unlike his opponent who traveled south and up to the mountains of central Mexico, Orozco, father of three, decided to stay in San Diego, California, for camp tweaking his team a bit but leaving the core, trainer Carlos Barragan Jr and Sr, intact. “We haven’t really added anything new, we have our strength and conditioning coach and I started working with a sports therapist mostly on post-training recovery. For example, after sparring, he gives me a rub-down, a massage and just helps me recuperate better and faster.” (more…)



October 1st, 2015

UFC

Homesick Rodriguez Focuses on Bright Future

Every day, Yair Rodriguez feels the distance that separates him from his family.

He’s homesick. Time and distance can do that to a 22-year-old kid living in another country, speaking another language, trying to assimilate to a new culture . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 192 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings as of Oct 2015

wbcfrancophone100The WBC Francophone title will be very active in the autumn and winter season with several title fights scheduled.

The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS




October 1st, 2015

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October 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Allakhverdiev speaks, Broner silent at Cincinnati media workout

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) and Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) held a media workout at The Punch House in Cincinnati on Wednesday as they prepare for this Saturday’s WBA super lightweight world championship at U.S. Bank Arena. Allakhverdiev had the media all to himself as Broner continued his vow of silence.

Khabib Allakhverdiev: “I expect Broner to try to play his game, but we will play our game. The experience I gained after losing the title in my last fight [against Jesse Vargas] is that I really understand the opportunity that I am being given going into this fight. I am not worried about fighting in Broner’s hometown. I have fought many fighters in their own cities and it doesn’t bother me. On Saturday night, I will show the fans a great fight and come out with the victory.” (more…)



September 30th, 2015




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