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Browne stops Kiatchanachai

Browne stops Kiatchanachai

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont Former Australian champion Dave Browne Jnr (21-1-1, 7 KOs) stopped Denkamoi Kiatchanachai (22-5, 13 ...

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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

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Boxing News

Smith: I’ve improved since first fight – Abraham hasn’t

Paul Smith says that the confidence from his first clash with Arthur Abraham and the improvements in the gym means he will be taking the WBO world super middleweight title back to Liverpool after the pair rematch on Saturday at O2 World in Berlin.

“I am ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the win,” said Smith. “I am fit, I am strong and I have sparred very well; I know I have got what it takes to defeat him. He can be fitter and stronger this time around, but he cannot add anymore strings to his bow, he’s not that type of fighter, that type of man or that type of guy in the gym. What he does in incredibly effective, it’s won him many, many world title fights and I respect him massively, but there’s not going to be anything new from him. (more…)



February 19th, 2015



UFC

Fight Night Porto Alegre Fantasy Preview

As the UFC embarks on another trip to Brazil in 2015, the heavyweight main event features a former title contender against a legendary former champion as Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva faces off with submission specialist Frank Mir in a five-round headline bout . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Cojanu hits NY, joined by James Toney

WBO #15 ranked Heavyweight Razvan Cojanu (12-1, 7 KOs) has arrived to the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. It is there he will face unbeaten Ed Fountain (10-0, 4 KOs) in the opening round of the Boxcino 2015 heavyweight tournament on Friday. The bout will be televised on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

The nearly 6’8 Romanian-born and Southern California-based Cojanu is one of the favorites to win the tournament and is not lacking for confidence. “I know who I’m fighting but I don’t know anything about him,” said Cojanu. “I have no worries. Buddy McGirt and John Arthur have me 100% physically and mentally ready. In my country, when the subject of boxing is brought up they immediately mention former world champion Lucian Bute. I hope to earn that same respect he has from our countrymen in the ring.” (more…)



February 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Muhammad Ali signs a deal with Under Armour.

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini lands a weekly radio show.

Ricky Burns lands a fight in the U.S. against Omar Figueroa.

Tyson Fury vows a short night vs. Christian Hammer.



February 19th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF bantam eliminator canceled; Iwasa stops substitute Roa in two

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Originally scheduled to participate in an IBF bantamweight eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger against Randy Caballero, IBF#3 and ex-OPBF titlist Ryosuke Iwasa, Japan, pitifully realized his counterpart #5 Sergio Perales, US, became unavailable as he suffered a knee injury in training just two weeks before the greatly publicized event. Iwasa (19-1, 12 KOs), 119.75, squared off against an emergency substitute, Filipino Ricardo Roa (12-10-2, 4 KOs), 119.25, and decked a fine stoppage with sharp southpaw lefts at 2:55 of the second session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Glazkov-Cunningham Conference Call Quotes

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 19-0-1, 12 KOs, #2 in IBF heavyweight rankings and Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-6-0, 13 KOs, USBA Heavyweight Champion, will be the co-feature on the Saturday, March 14 Kovalev vs. Pascal light heavyweight championship from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The twelve-round heavyweight fight is for the mandatory position in the IBF and the USBA Heavyweight Title. The fight will be the co-feature on the Kovalev vs. Pascal light heavyweight championship from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The HBO World Championship Boxing live triple header telecast will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Earlier today Glazkov and Cunningham took part in an international conference call to discuss their upcoming fight. (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez looking for 10th straight KO

Photo: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME

Hometown favorite and unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez held a media workout on Wednesday at South Park Boxing Club as he prepares to face fellow southpaw Emmanuel Lartey in the 10-round main event on Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Vasquez (17-0, 13 KOs) is aiming for his 10th consecutive knockout against Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Ghana.

“Lartey has never been knocked out, but I definitely think I have the power to take him out,” said Vasquez. “It’s more of the plan of setting it up — I’m going to set it up and put him in positions that he hasn’t been in before to make him uncomfortable. I want to make him throw punches that he normally doesn’t throw so I can open him up and capitalize on his mistakes.” (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Rosado-Stevens collide in BKB matchup

Today DIRECTV announced the main event matchup, and majority of its fight card for the second BKB (Big Knockout Boxing) event at Mandalay Bay on April 4th. The event will be headlined by BKB middleweight champ Gabe Rosado defending his title against New York middleweight slugger Curtis Stevens, and it will be broadcast via national PPV across all cable and satellite providers.

Other fights include:
Jesus Soto Karass vs. Ed Paredes (jr moiddleweight)
David Estrada vs. Khurshid Abdullaev (jr middleweight)
Anthony Johnson vs. Joe Montoya (cruiserweight)
Javier Garcia vs. Jonathan Chicas (welterweight)
Herbert Acevedo vs. William Hutchinson (jr welterweight)
Gabe Duluc vs. Antonio Canas (jr welterweight)
Julian Pollard vs. Elijah McCall (heavyweight)

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February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham-Smith II final press conference

Photos: Sebastian Heger

Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) came face-to-face at today’s final press conference ahead of their WBO World Super Middleweight Championship rematch on Saturday night at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany.

“I know what I need to do,” announced the reigning WBO Champion Arthur Abraham. “On Saturday night, I will get the job done. My hand will be raised and the title will remain round my waist! Smith fought well in our last fight, but can he do it again? I’ve trained harder this time round. I’m in better shape and will show my true potential. He is going to be in for a tough night. I can’t promise a knockout, but I can promise that I will do everything in my power to give the fans a spectacular finish.” (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Murray Press Conference

Photos: Will Hart/HBO

Middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and top rated challenger Martin Murray give their final thoughts at today’s final press conference. Golovkin vs. Murray takes place this Saturday, February 21 at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Gennady Golovkin: Martin Murray is a great fighter, he looks strong here today. He is the biggest test of my career. Thanks to everyone for putting this event together, it’s great to be back in Monte Carlo, I love fighting here. Thanks to my team and my coach Abel Sanchez. I promise a great fight on Saturday night and a big drama show. Welcome to my fight!

Martin Murray: Gennady Golovkin is one of the best fighters in the world, but this Saturday I will beat him. We had a great camp, six weeks in England followed by five in South Africa. I’ve done everything I need to beat him, this is the hardest fight of my life but I’m ready for it.

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February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Kalenga strikes back: NO for Lebedev-Janik fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Attorney Patrick English, representing mandatory WBA cruiserweight contender Youri Kalenga (21-1, 14 KOs), strongly disagrees with special permit status requested by WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev’s promoter Andriey Riabinsky/World Boxing to fight Poland’s Lukasz Janik instead of Kalenga. Fightnews.com obtained a copy of English’s strongly worded letter directed to Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, World Boxing Association Executive Vice President and Championship Committee Director.

The letter reads as follows:

We are in receipt of a copy of a request filed by World of Boxing, Mr. Lebedev’s promoter, for a Special Permit to fight Lukasz Janik. Please accept this response on behalf of Interim WBA Cruiserweight Champion Youri Kalenga and his manager, Gary Hyde.

This office has seen many requests for Special Permit over our 30 plus years of representing fighters and promoters. We have never seen one with less merit to it. Apparently Mr. Lebedev’s promoter feels that the submission of the Special Permit fee (We are unclear whether a fee of Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00) or of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20.000.00) was submitted.) is sufficient, in and of itself, for there is absolutely no argument on the merits in the application we have received. (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Chilemba-Lepikhin added to Kovalev-Pascal telecast

Main Events and Interbox announced today that the NABF Light Heavyweight Title fight between Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba vs. Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin will be the opening bout of the HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader featuring the Unified Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev vs. Jean Pascal in the main event and heavyweights Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov vs. Steve “USS” Cunningham in the co-feature on Saturday, March 14 live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming: I Can’t Wait to Get in the Ring

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist flyweight Zou “Fist of Gold” Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) worked out for media Tuesday afternoon at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California in preparation for his upcoming title shot against undefeated IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) of Si Racha, Thailand. Shiming and Ruenroeng will square off Saturday March 7 at the Venetian in Macao’s Cotai Arena live on HBO 2.

“I am really excited for this fight I can’t wait to get in the ring,” Zou Shiming told Fightnews.com. Training with his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in their seventh fight together, Shiming looked solid hitting the heavy bag Tuesday as media members looked on. Roach however has taken some brief time off during this camp due to back surgery and his assistant Marvin Zamudio has taken over during Roach’s absence.

“I have been preparing for this fight two months. Freddie has a good game plan for me,” Shiming said about his camp. “From my first professional fight to my title shot after I win the title you will see how I have progressed.”

“He is doing well. I just had back surgery, I might have to send Marvin (Zamudio) to his fight,” Freddie Roach told Fightnews.com “Marvin does his job well.” (more…)



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Bennett-Barboza clash for IBO belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #8 lightweight Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (35-4-3, 26 KOs) will clash with Pablo Martin Barboza (23-4, 9 KOs) for the vacant IBO world title on March 20 at the Wests New Lambton club, New Lambton New South Wales, Australia. Bennett is coming off a four round stoppage victory over Padjai Yongyuthgym (18-1-2) in December 2014. He also stopped Stevi Ongen Fernandus (15-6-1) in five rounds and well credentialed Tony Fernandez (35-0) in six rounds in 2014 fights. The 41-year-old Bennett was born and also resides in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Barboza scored a ten round points decision over Sergio Javier Escobar (26-22-3) in September 2014. He also outscored over ten rounds formerly unbeaten Marcelino Nicolas Lopez (29-0-1) in July 2014. The 30-year-old Barboza was born and also resides in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.



February 18th, 2015

UFC

Matt Dwyer: Chasing Redemption in Brazil

The possibility of redemption can be an incredible motivator.When hard work, passion and sacrifice are invested in an effort to succeed and that goal is not met, the longing to make things right is an itch that is difficult to fade. 25-year-old Canadian prospect Matt Dwyer has felt that particular sting for several months now, and it’s been the driving force behind every training session since an unfortunate night in Halifax . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

No new Mayweather-Pacquiao developments on Wednesday

By Miguel Maravilla

With promoter Bob Arum present at Tuesday’s Zou Shiming’s media day at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California, the attending media was highly interested in the latest ongoing negotiation issues between Floyd Mayweather and Top Rank fighter Manny Pacquiao. In response to swarms of reporters asking about the potential showdown, the Hall of Fame promoter was tight lipped. “I know nothing,” he said.

There were some related developments, however. A CBS/Showtime press release did confirm a “May 2 SHOWTIME PPV event featuring the undefeated, world’s No. 1 ranked fighter, Floyd Mayweather.”

Also, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request by Top Rank for the date of May 1 to promote a boxing event at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, the night before the proposed Mayweather-Pacquiao bout.



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Martin Murray: I’m sick of the sight of Golovkin now…I want to hurt him

Two-time world title challenger Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) attached a picture of unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to the heavy bag during his training camp in South Africa as a daily reminder of Saturday night’s fight in Monte Carlo. “That picture was put on the heavy bag on day one and it was still there when I left on Friday,” said the 32-year-old. “It wasn’t done for publicity. It’s something we’ve always done. No matter who I’ve fought, there has always been a picture of them on a bag or on the wall. It’s just good to have their face in the gym. It makes you constantly aware of what is to come. To be honest, I’m sick of the sight of Golovkin now. I’ve seen him every single day.

“When we have our press conference, I’ll be professional and courteous. But, come fight night, that’s not going to stop me wanting to rip his head off. He’ll be the same way. We’ll shake hands and be perfectly nice to each other, but that goes out of the window on Saturday. He wants to take something from me and I want to hurt him. Some of Golovkin’s opponents might give him too much respect, and they might be all smiles and handshakes at the press conference, but that’s just stupid. They obviously didn’t grow up where I grew up. I respect his ability as a fighter, and I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but this is a fight and I can be just as nasty as anybody when I have to be.”



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Martin Murray unfazed by Gennady Golovkin

Canada’s Tyson Cave refocused

George Foreman passes on advice to Davenport hopeful

Freddie Roach on Zou Shiming’s transition from amateur to pro



February 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming LA Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and #1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming worked out during media day on Tuesday at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.

Also on hand were junior middleweight contender IK Yang (18-0, 13 KOs), of Dalian, China, junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, and lightweight contender Jose Felix, Jr. (28-1-1, 23 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico. Tapia will open HBO2’s Shiming-Ruenroeng telecast with a 10 round NABO junior middleweight title clash against Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth, Australia. (more…)



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Officials for the March 7 WBA welterweight title clash between champion Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero will be referee Kenny Bayless, and judges Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth.

2004 Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada has been added to Friday’s ESPN2 Boxcino tournament, replacing Mario Heredia. Estrada will face Lenroy Thomas.

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) will announce its Class of 2015 this Thursday in Las Vegas.



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham vs. Smith II – public workout

Photo: Sebastian Heger

Fight week has arrived in Berlin. WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and challenger Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) participated in a public workout Tuesday at the famous Max-Schmeling-Gym in Berlin ahead of their world title rematch on Saturday night at the O2 World. Both fighters were put through their paces by coaches Ulli Wegner and Joe Gallagher, to the delight of the press and public in attendance.

Judgement Day: Abraham vs. Smith II is available to watch live on Sat.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK.

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February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Live boxing returns to CBS Television Network with multi-year venture from CBS & Showtime

CBS Sports and SHOWTIME Sports have announced a multi-year joint venture to present live boxing on the CBS Television Network-the first of up to eight live events in 2015 will premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. ET on CBS. Premier Boxing Champions on CBS will air in conjunction with marquee Showtime Championship Boxing events as part of a partnership that will cross-promote the live programs across multiple platforms.

The first six weeks to begin this venture will feature two of the biggest names in the sport-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Adonis Stevenson-and bookend this year’s most anticipated boxing event, the SHOWTIME PPV® presentation of the undisputed pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather.

Each live boxing event on CBS and SHOWTIME will be supported with short- and long-form shoulder programming that will air across multiple platforms including CBS, SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network. In addition, a significant marketing budget will be dedicated to promoting each of the live CBS broadcasts and each major SHOWTIME telecast with targeted advertising campaigns.

“The Premier Boxing Champions series on CBS will help usher in a new era in the storied history of boxing,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “With the support of our parent company, we are uniquely positioned for a three-tiered approach that includes live boxing broadcasts on America’s No. 1 network, the cable reach of CBS Sports Network and, of course, the premium television leader in boxing, SHOWTIME. The benefit of elevating the sport across these platforms for all involved, including SHOWTIME, is immeasurable.”

The schedule of upcoming live boxing events on CBS and SHOWTIME is as follows:

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
On Saturday, March 28, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will present a doubleheader featuring a featherweight showdown between WBC champion Jhonny Gonzalez and top contender Gary Russell Jr., and a matchup of 154-pound contenders Jermell Charlo and Vanes Martirosyan. The live SHOWTIME telecast will preview the following week’s April 4 CBS debut of Premier Boxing Champions.

PREMIERE BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS
The CBS premiere on Saturday, April 4 (3 p.m. ET/Noon PT) will feature light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson defending his WBC title against former super middleweight champ Sakio Bika. In the co-feature, undefeated light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev will face veteran former world champ Gabriel Campillo. The CBS broadcast, with its national reach of more than 110 million households, will offer a broad platform to promote a major SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event just two weeks later.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
On Saturday, April 18, SHOWTIME presents the network debut of former world champion and Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., as he takes on light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara.

PREMIERE BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS
On Saturday, May 9 Premier Boxing Champions returns to CBS for the second installment (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT). This broadcast will pit undefeated Omar Figueroa, who recently vacated his Lightweight World Championship to move up in weight to 140 pounds, against former champion Ricky Burns.

The April 18 SHOWTIME telecast and the May 9 CBS broadcast will support-and be supported by-the May 2 SHOWTIME PPV event featuring the undefeated, world’s No. 1 ranked fighter, Floyd Mayweather.

Additional confirmed dates for Premier Boxing Champions on CBS include live broadcasts in June, July and September, with up to three remaining events on the 2015 calendar yet to be announced. The live boxing broadcasts on CBS, other than the aforementioned premiere, will be broadcast live at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

The Premier Boxing Champions series was created for television by Haymon Sports. It is the first consistent series presentation of live boxing on CBS in 15 years. The network aired a one-off live event featuring current WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz in 2012. Prior to that, the last live boxing on the network was in 1997 when then-middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins knocked out Glen Johnson.

Live boxing was a staple on the network in the 1980s, consistently featuring future Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and others. Boxing’s history on CBS dates back to 1948 when the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts premiered featuring legendary blow-by-blow commentator Russ Hodges.



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Abril-Mathews rescheduled for April 18

Lightweight contender Derry Mathews’ world title shot against WBA champion Richard Abril has been rescheduled for April 18 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Mathews was originally slated to face Abril on March 6, but Abril was forced to withdraw last week after being diagnosed with a viral infection and unable to train. Mathews will still fight on March 6 in a tuneup fight on the same venue.

“After a nightmare few days when Abril withdrew I’m delighted that he kept to his word and is still coming to Liverpool and defending his title against me. My promoter Frank Warren and management team have worked hard behind the scenes to keep my world title dream alive and I’m really grateful,” said Mathews. “First I’ll fight on March 6th at the Echo Arena, the date originally scheduled for my title challenge and which I have focused and trained hard for and I’ll use it to sharpen up against Abril. Then on April 18th it’s the big one against Abril. Like I said before, this is the culmination of my career and the moment I have been waiting for. I will be fitter, sharper, stronger and hungrier than ever before to make sure I win the WBA World title in front of my home crowd.”



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Shiming-Ruenroeng backstory

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese icon Zou Shiming’s world title challenge against undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng on March 7 in the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China, is shaping up as an intriguing affair.

They met three times as amateurs, with Ruenroeng winning their first battle in 2007. Zou won the next two times they fought. As pros, Shiming is 6-0 with 1 KO and Ruenroeng is 14-0 with 5 KOs. Ruenroeng’s stock went way up when he defeated previously unbeaten and highly regarded two-division world champion Kazuto Ioka in Ioka’s hometown, no less. Can he do the same in Shiming’s backyard?

WBO #1 rated Shiming is currently preparing for the fight with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. The world championship fight will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2.



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Provodnikov Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The Argentinian boxing promoter Mario Arano (Lucas Matthysse manager) has made statements to the Argentinian press about a possible date change for the the fight between Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) and Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) which was expected to take place March 28 in Southern California. In a surprise, Arano said they have not yet completed negotiations and maybe this week we’ll know a new date for the fight.



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO #12 Zac Dunn returns March 6

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #12 super middleweight Zac Dunn (16-0, 14 KO’s) will be in action against Colombian Belbi Berrocal (14-2, 14 KO’s) over twelve rounds in an IBO title eliminator at the Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on March 6. “Zac Dunn has looked sensational in sparring sessions” said promoter Barry Michael who is a former world IBF 130 pound champion. “New Zealand light heavyweight Robert Berridge has been working with Zac. I’m confident he will defeat Berrocal who has an excellent record with all his 14 victories coming by KO. Dunn will be chasing a world title opportunity against the WBO champion Arthur Abraham after he wins the IBO title. Zac Dunn is the best super middleweight in Australia and that includes former WBC champion Sakio Bika who is based in Australia. Respected New York boxing agent Don Majeski is now working with us so I’m confident Zac will get opportunities. 2015 will be a big year for Zac Dunn.”



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Egberime-Cuevas added to Arizona card

Welterweight Solomon Egberime (22-4, 11 KOs), a 2000 Olympian from Nigeria and former Australian super lightweight and welterweight beltholder, will be fighting Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (17-12, 15 KOs) in an eight-rounder on the March 13 card at the We Ko Pa Resort in Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona.

In the main event, heavyweight “Bronco” Billy Wright (46-4) will face Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-2). Middleweights Milorad Zizic (11-0) and Louis Rose (11-2) meet for the vacant NABF middleweight belt in the co-feature. The event is presented by RJJ Boxing, which is owned by Keith Veltre and Roy Jones Jr., and newly licensed by the Arizona Boxing Commission.



February 17th, 2015

UFC

Sean Strickland: Embracing Positive Change

He knows it was boring and he’s not going to let that happen again. In what would ultimately be his last bout at middleweight, undefeated Sean Strickland took home a split decision win over Luke Barnatt by avoiding the brawl and sticking behind his jab. The German crowd at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi saw a strategic Strickland land leg kicks early and often, which evolved into Strickland sticking and moving behind his quick left lead . . . click here for more

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February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

When is Mayweather-Pacquiao like The Three Little Pigs? More

Sammy Vasquez in the spotlight.

Carl Froch finally coughs up an engagement ring for fiancee Racheal Cordingly.

Floyd Mayweather spends St. Valentine’s Day with strippers.

Nathan Cleverly pushes back his return to the ring.



February 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin hits Monte Carlo

Photo: K2 Promotions

Photo: K2 Promotions


WBA/IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin arrived in Monte-Carlo today for his showdown with top rated challenger Martin Murray set for this Saturday night, February 21 at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo and telecast worldwide including Live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET/PT in the United States.

Golovkin was accompanied by Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions and longtime trainer Abel Sanchez.



February 16th, 2015




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