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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins

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Boxing News

Sergio Martinez Update

According to Team Maravilla’s Nathan Lewkowicz, former WBC middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez had no hand or knee issues in Saturday night’s fight against Miguel Cotto. “He felt dizzy after the shot to the head in round one and didn’t recover. The only injury was a broken nose.”

As for what comes next, on Sunday Martinez tweeted: “And now comes a period where I will rest and will reflect with my own about what lies ahead. Thank you and now more than ever HLVS [until victory, always]!”



June 8th, 2014



Boxing News

Cotto back in Puerto Rico

WBC middleweight champion quietly arrived back in Puerto Rico today with little fanfare at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina. “I like to go unnoticed, get home and rest in peace,” Cotto told El Nuevo Dia.

Promoter Bob Arum stated Saturday that Cotto could return on December 6 or December 13.

HBO Sports will present the replay of Cotto-Martinez this Saturday on the live “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from Brooklyn headlined by the WBO junior welterweight world title fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri and WBO junior middleweight title fight between Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and Brian “The Lion” Rose.

21,090 boxing fans rocked the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City for Saturday night’s fight.

Cotto had a guarantee of at least $7 million for last night’s fight. Martinez’ purse was $1.5 million + a percentage of the PPV upside.



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Hobson: Judging has cost Stuart his title

“Boxing is the winner tonight,” said promoter Dennis Hobson after Stuart Hall lost his IBF bantamweight belt to Paul Butler via split decision on Saturday at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Hall, the bigger of the two, looked to impose his strength and appeared to land the bigger shots during the battle, often knocking Paul’s head back with jabs. Butler started fast and threw punches-in-bunches but, for all the eye-catching combinations, wasn’t able to halt the forward march of the champion. With plenty of shots hitting gloves, and some excellent evasive work from both, opinion was split at ringside. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Sonjica wins in 156 seconds

By Ron Jackson

Making the first defense of his IBO super bantamweight belt, Thabo Sonjica from Duncan Village knocked out the South African bantamweight champion Toto Helebe of Khayelitsha at 2:36 into the first round at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. The southpaw champion, from Duncan Village near the city, came out fast and overwhelmed the challenger from Cape Town using his longer reach and immediately scored with both hands to the head. Helebe (55 kg) was soon bleeding from the nose and Sonjica (55.20 kg) backed him up against the ropes where he dug in a big left to the body. The challenger went down, clutching his side in agony, and referee Andile Matika counted him out. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

UFC

UFN Albuquerque Post-fight

Eight fighters joined UFC senior director of public relations Dave Sholler at the Fight Night Albuquerque post-fight press conference Saturday night: Benson Henderson, Rustam Khabilov, Diego Sanchez, Ross Pearson, John Dodson, Rafael dos Anjos, Piotr Hallmann, and Bryan Caraway . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next:  UFC 174: JOHNSON VS. BAGAUTINOV is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more 



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Roach explains Cotto’s winning gameplan

By Jose Santiago

“Ring generalmanship is pretty much a lost art in boxing,” said Miguel Cotto’s Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at Saturday’s postfight press conference. “It’s something that my trainer Eddie Futch really taught me well, and something I taught Miguel. We had [Martinez] moving into the right hook all night long and it worked very well. He really gave the guy a boxing lesson. When I said we were gonna knock Martinez out in four, I just wanted to get inside their heads a little bit, thinking we’re going to start quick, but the real gameplan was to outbox this guy because I thought Miguel is a better boxer than Martinez.

“Martinez moves with no plan of attack. He’s just trying to use his speed and he kinda plays with his left hand trying to get you to pull back so he lands the big overhand left, but we were well prepared for that and it never happened.”



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Daniel Ponce de Leon retires after KO loss

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Veteran super featherweight Miguel “Micky” Román (46-11, 35 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over former two-division world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (45-7, 35 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 7,000+ at the Monumental Estadio de Beisbol in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. Román dropped Ponce de Leon in round six and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of unanswered punches in the tenth. The 34-year-old Ponce de Leon, who has now been stopped in three of his last four outings, announced his retirement from boxing in an interview after the fight. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman targets Cotto

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Dave Hedgecock who trains IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman, talked with Fightnews to say he was very impressed with Miguel Cotto’s victory over Sergio Martinez Saturday night to win the WBC 160 pound title and said he would be interested in a Sam Soliman vs. Miguel Cotto unification bout.

“Miguel Cotto showed today he is one of the all time greats to win world titles in four divisions,” said Hedgecock. “I have been a fan of Cotto’s for many years. Soliman and Cotto were both underdogs when the challenged for the IBF and WBC middleweight championships respectively. Soliman was underdog against German great Felix Sturm when he dominated him to capture the IBF middleweight title 8 days ago. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

IBHOF 25th anniversary induction weekend: $50k pledges from De La Hoya, Ward and the WBO for expansion project

By Boxing Bob Newman

On one of the most beautiful days of the year so far, boxing fans enjoyed the festivities during Saturday’s portion of the 2014 IBHOF induction weekend. This is the Hall’s 25th year and with luminaries such as Oscar de la Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe being inducted in the modern boxers category, the silver anniversary couldn’t be any more glitzy.

The day started off with the annual 5K run where fans and fighters alike could partake. Referee Charlie Fitch, who just came off a fine performance in last week’s Froch-Groves II fight in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, finished in a respectable 26 minutes, while the WBA’s George Martinez clocked in at 38 minutes. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Lartey defeats Forbes at the Queen

By Shamus Young at ringside

Welterweight Emmanuel Lartey scored an unanimous decision over former IBF super featherweight champion and contestant on “The Contender” reality series Steve Forbes on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Forbes took the lead early with flurries of combination punching. Forbes’ punching slowed in the third and Lartey scored a flash knockdown. Lartey found a strategy of pot-shotting when Forbes closed the gap, then clinching before Forbes could work inside. It was ugly but effective. Forbes did manage a few solid bursts of combo punching, some of which could have stolen rounds, but Lartey piled up too many points. Scores were 99-90 and 98-91 twice. Fightnews had it 95-94. With the win, Lartey improves to 16-2-1. Forbes is now 35-13. (more…)



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Poll

Three prominent names have already been mentioned as possible opponents for WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.

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June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto: We did what we needed to do

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By Jose Santiago
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto spoke to the press after his career-defining win over reigning world champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday night in New York City.

[Cotto on the fight] We just went out in the first round to make our fight. We just hit him with really good punches. After the three knockdowns, we kept to our strategy and that was the thing that defined the fight….I was a little surprised I knocked him down three times, but it’s part of the work. We went in there with a strategy, thinking what we needed to do and that’s what we did. Not just the first round, the three knockdowns, or the end of the fight, I think you saw throughout the fight what I can do and that was all a reflection of the hard work we did for 10-11 weeks.

[Cotto on his legacy] It’s not up to me where I belong among the greats. That’s someone else’s choice. Other people determine that. I don’t. I just work hard. I do the best I can every day. I go in the ring and do my best. And the only four people that count in what they think of me, they’re sitting to my right, my family.

[Cotto on what's next] I need a rest. I know Freddie doesn’t rest, he’s always ready for the next challenge, but I need to rest a little bit and then we’ll talk about it and see what we decide.

As a precaution, Sergio Martinez was taken directly to a local hospital after the fight and did not attend the press conference.



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

EBU General Assembly in Hamburg

The European Boxing Union held their General assembly last Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. President Bob Logist from Belgium has been re-elected for a 4 year term. Not only was Logist confirmed, but also no changes in the Board.



June 8th, 2014

UFC

UFN Albuquerque: Smooth Finish for Bendo, Subs Khabilov in Four

It’s often the little things that prove a fighter’s worth in the Octagon. In a closely-contested UFC Fight Night main event at Tingley Coliseum Saturday night, Benson Henderson proved why he’s still one of the best lightweights in the world, upping his game when necessary to submit Rustam Khabilov in the fourth round . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next:  UFC 174: JOHNSON VS. BAGAUTINOV is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more 



June 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto makes boxing history; beats up Martinez to win WBC middleweight championship

By Jose Santiago at ringside
Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

In his greatest moment, Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) became the first Puerto Rican boxer to win a world title in four divisions, as he savagely battered WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) for nine rounds on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd of 21,090 at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In a wild round one, Cotto set the tone by staggering Martinez with a left hook, then knocking him down three times. The champion survived the round, but Cotto continued to violently attack him as the bout progressed. Cotto’s pressure repeatedly pushed Martinez back and he landed almost at will. Martinez was unable to get much going as he was thoroughly outboxed and outpunched by Cotto. Cotto punished Martinez down the stretch. He was credited with another knockdown in round nine when Martinez’ glove touched the canvas. Martinez didn’t come out for round ten. Official time is :06 of round ten.

All three judges had it scored 90-77 for Cotto after nine rounds. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

UFC

UFN Albuquerque Prelims: Young Guns, Pettis Nab Wins

Veteran flyweight Scott Jorgensen got a much needed win against gutsy Danny Martinez Saturday at Tingley Coliseum, scoring a three-round unanimous decision victory in UFC Fight Night prelim action to snap a three-fight losing streak . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next:  UFC 174: JOHNSON VS. BAGAUTINOV is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, June 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more 



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Miami

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Light middleweight Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) cruised to a ten-round unanimous decision victory in his NuvoTV televised “Knockout” finale against veteran Charles “Killa” Whittaker (40-16-2, 24 KOs). Douglin maintained a steady pace and relatively safe distance as he picked his southpaw shots against Whittaker. Douglin listened keenly to the instructions shouted to him ringside from his mother and also Floyd Mayweather Sr. The efforts earned him a very Mayweather-like result as judges scored the affair 98-92 and 99-91(twice) for “Momma’s Boy.”

Former Haitian Olympian Azea Augustama (17-1, 9 KOs) eked out a close unanimous decision victory against Cory Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs) in their eight round cruiserweight co main event from Casino Miami Jai Alai tonight. It was almost a very painful boxing reality for Augustama, who suffered his first professional knockdown at the end of the second round as well as cuts around both eyes in rounds three and four. Digging deep, Augustama started to box more in the later rounds in an attemp to hold back the shorter, stouter Cummings. It was enough to sway all three judges, who awarded Augustama with identical scores of 76-75. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Butler dethrones Hall, seizes IBF bantam belt

Unbeaten British hope Paul Butler (16-0, 8 KOs) dethroned IBF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) by split decision on Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, UK. Butler’s speed and boxing skills gave him the advantage early, but Hall’s tenacity began paying dividends as the fight progressed. In the end, scores were 115-113, 117-111 for Butler, 115-113 for hometown favorite Hall.

Junior welterweight Bradley Saunders (10-0, 8 KOs) needed just 81 seconds to annihilate Ville Piispanen (18-5-3, 6 KOs). A left hook to the body finished Piispanen.

Unbeaten super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr moved to 16-0, 11 KOs after a sixth round KO over Stepan Horvath (12-4, 4 KOs). Eubank, who took the fight on three days notice, dropped Horvath four times.

Cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie (23-12, 12 kOs) scored a second round KO over Jon-Lewis Dickinson (15-3, 4 KOs) in a bout for the British and Commonwealth titles.



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Brahmer retains WBA light heavyweight title

WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KOs) scored an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision over #14 rated Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sport und Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. Southpaw Braehmer, a 32:1 favorite fighting in his hometown, had it mostly his own way but he never came close to stopping Bolonti. Scores were 118-109, 119-108, 119-108.

6’8 heavyweight David Price (17-2, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (16-6, 14 KOs) on Saturday at the Sport und Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. Price won in workmanlike fashion by scores of 97-92, 100-90, 98-92.

Former cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Tamas Bajzath (9-11-1, 5 KOs) Arslan dropped Bajzath in the eighth round. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

King and Sherrington victorious

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian champion Josh King (17-3, 8 KOs) clearly outscored Japanese importation KOsuchi Ito (9-3-2, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the WBO Oriental 135 pound championship at the Mundingburra PCYC, Townsville, Queensland on Saturday. Scores Derek Milham 120-109, Chris Condon 119-109, Adam Height 119-109. King was crowned Australian 140 pound champion in 2010 and in 2013 won the WBF world title.

In the main supporting bout, former world rated super middleweight Les Sherrington (34-7, 20 KOs) scored a shutout over Japan’s Kazuyuki Fukuyama (9-5, 7 KOs) over eight rounds. Sherrington dropped Fukuyama twice in round one and also in round eight. Scores 80-69, 80-69, 80-69. Sherrington was coming off a stoppage loss to newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman. Sherrington holds wins over former world title challengers Shannan Taylor, Rubin Williams and Nadar Hamdan. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Hugo “The Boss” Schools Ibarra

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

In a battle of undefeated middleweight prospects, Hugo “The Boss” Centeno, Jr., (21-0, 11 KOs), coasted to a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Gerardo Ibarra, (14-1, 8 KOs), in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Coming off a six-month layoff, which was his longest absence in four years, Centeno showed little ring rust against the tough but limited Ibarra, who was a late replacement for original opponent Domonique Dolton and himself was only fighting for the third time since 2011. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Farmer-Gonzalez Full Report and Gallery

Ringside Report by Matt Thompson
Photos by Emily Harney

In an action packed fight, super featherweight Tevin Farmer (16-4-1, 3 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBC #14 Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Gonzalez (14-1, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. More



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Ponce de León and Roman Weights

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Daniel Ponce de León 129 vs. Miguel “Micky” Román 127.6
Marco Reyes 159 vs. Octavio Castro 157
Edgar Monárrez 135 vs. Jasús Rojas 135.30

Venue: Monumental Estadio de Beisbol Cuauhtémoc.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa & Fox Sports

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June 7th, 2014

UFC

John Dodson: Chasing Gold x 3

First rule for interviewing John Dodson: don’t misquote him. Maybe ‘misquote’ is too strong a term. Let’s just say that when you’re talking about his previously stated ambitions in the fight game, get them right. In other words, don’t say he wants to be a two-division UFC champion . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV is live on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Click here for more 



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Kumming, China

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Brico Santig and Liu Gang

Yang Xing Xin 144.4 vs. Nelson Gulpe 146.6
(Vacant WBC Youth Welterweight title)
Mark Gil Melligen 126 vs. Petchsamutr Duan-aimookdahan 129
(Vacant WBO Oriental featherweight title)
Undercards: (4 rounds)
Xu Chan 131 vs. Neeraj Goyat 135.5
Li Yun Ting 110 vs. Saroj 109.5
Wang Yi Ming 139 vs. Promod 140

Promoter : Liu gang of Zovi Boxing Promotions
Venue : Expo Garden, Kumming, China

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June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Tonight: Miguel Cotto’s date with Puerto Rican boxing history

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Emily Harney

After difficult negotiations, a grueling international media tour and an intense three month build-up, tonight is the night future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) attempts to become the first Puerto Rican four-division world champion when he challenges WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden.

“Never did it cross my mind that I would be able to go up to 160 pounds,” said Cotto, who previously held 140lb, 147lb and 154lb world titles. “After the fight in October, that was the best scenario. Sergio agreed with us and we moved on to this fight.”

As for his move to middleweight, Cotto commented “I’m a puncher and my power has come with me from 140 to here at 160. It’s a lot easier to make weight and do my job at 160 pounds. Weight isn’t a big issue for this fight….when you are a guy with power no matter where you are going you are going to carry that power with you.” (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings & Perez hit MSG

On Friday evening in front of a huge crowd of fans, all four fighters from the upcoming “G4″ boxing extravaganza hit New York City’s Madison Square Garden. With the artwork of their Saturday, July 26th event looking down from the “Mecca of Boxing’s” world famous marquee, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Daniel “The Real Deale” Geale, Bryant “By By” Jennings and Mike “The Rebel” Perez posed for photos. The were joined by their promoters Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions and Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions.

“G4″ is headlined by the world middleweight championship between WBA/IBO king Golovkin and two-time former champion Geale. Co-featured at “G4″ is the highly anticipated 12-round WBC heavyweight title eliminator between Jennings and Bryant. Both fights will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing. More pics



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Johnson, Vasquez, Khytrov win at Turning Stone

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

Iron Mike Productions returned to the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY for an ESPN2 televised card on International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend. Junior middleweight Yudel Jhonson came out on top of durable Mexican Norberto Gonzalez over ten workman-like rounds. On the undercard, exciting unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez, Jr. blew out Jay Krupp in a three knockdown, three round romp. Opening the show, Ukrainian Olympian super middleweight Ievgeny Khytrov took out crafty Southpaw Chris Chatman in three wild rounds. (more…)



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Reveco beats Alvarado to retain WBA belt

WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (34-1, 18 KOs) retained his title with a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Felix Alvarado (18-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club, in Benavidez, Argentina. Scores were 112-109, 115-112, 115-110 for Reveco who made his eighth defense of the WBA belt.



June 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Centeno tops Ibarra, Santana upsets Gomez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Esther Lin/Showtime

In a clash of undefeated middleweight prospects, Hugo Centeno, Jr. (21-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided “textbook” ten round unanimous decision over Gerardo Ibarra (14-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Centeno outboxed and outworked Ibarra to win by scores of 99-91, 99-91, 100-90.

Welterweight Francisco Santana (20-3-1, 7 KOs) made his eighth straight win a big one as he won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Eddie Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs). After losing the early rounds, Santana came on strong. Scores were 96-94, 97-93, 98-92.

Diego De la Hoya of nearby Mexicali, Mexico scored a third round TKO over Rigoberto Casillas in a scheduled six round featherweight bout. De la Hoya was on the attack early connecting with power shots in the opening round. After absorbing many big punches, a one-two combination staggered Casillas as referee Pat Russell stops the fight at 28 seconds of round three. Diego De la Hoya, the cousin of Oscar improves to 5-0, 4 KOs as Rigoberto Casillas drops to 10-12-1, 8 KOs.

2012 U.S. Olympian middleweight Terrell Gausha (10-0, 5 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over James Winchester (16-10) in a scheduled ten round bout. Gausha boxed and worked patiently as he was selective with his punches but Winchester had his moments fighting valiantly. However a straight right by Gausha in round 8 dropped WInchester as Gausha goes on to win a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 100-89. (more…)



June 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Gingras KOs Velazquez in Rhode Island

As promised, Rich Gingras left no doubt in his second attempt at a regional title. Facing the savvy veteran Jaime Velazquez of Central Falls, R.I., Friday in the main event of CES Boxing’s “Unstoppable” professional boxing card at Twin River Casino, Gingras captured the vacant New England light heavyweight title via fourth-round knockout, sending Velazquez crashing to the canvas with an overhand right at the 1-minute, 41-second mark.

For Gingras (14-4-1, 9 KOs), it was sweet redemption after fighting to a draw against Providence’s Vladine Biosse last summer for the N.E. Super Middleweight Title. In the weeks leading up to the fight, Gingras promised to bring the belt home and not leave the decision in someone else’s hands. (more…)



June 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty

Denis Douglin 165 vs Charles Whittaker 159
Azea Augustama 178 vs Cory Cummings 177
Ahmed Elbiali 176 vs Yuwshua Zadok 178
Idel Torriente 156 vs Howard Reece 154
Luis Garcia 149 vs Brian Meadows 148
Jarrod Caldwell 175 vs Marlon Farr 176

Venue: Casino Miami Jai-Alai, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Tiburon Promotions
TV: NUVOtv



June 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Video Q&A with Oscar de la Hoya

By Boxing Bob Newman

Modern legend Oscar De La Hoya took time out after having his fist cast at the International Boxing Hall of Fame, to talk with Fightnews.com about his induction this weekend. De La Hoya was diplomatic but relatively mum on the status of his Golden Boy Promotions company.



June 6th, 2014

UFC

UFN Albuquerque at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight bouts between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov and Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and UFC FIGHT PASS members can see the opening prelim bout at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Rustam Khabilov (156) VS Benson Henderson (155.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Ross Pearson (155.5) VS Diego Sanchez (155)
John Moraga (126) VS John Dodson (125)
Jason High (154.5) VS Rafael Dos Anjos (156)
Piotr Hallmann (154) VS Yves Edwards (155)
Bryan Caraway (135) VS Erik Perez (136)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Sergio Pettis (135) VS Yaotzin Meza (136)
Lance Benoist (169) VS Bobby Voelker (170.5)
Danny Martinez (124.5) VS Scott Jorgensen (125.5)
Jake Lindsey (153.5) VS Jon Tuck (154.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIM
Roger Narvaez (204) VS Patrick Cummins (204)

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV is live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Click here for more 



June 6th, 2014

Boxing News

IBHOF Opening Ceremonies

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

The opening ceremonies of the Silver Anniversary of the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend kicked off on Thursday night in Canastota, New York. Friday kicked off with ringside lectures, Joe Calzaghe doing some ring work with James “Smitty” Smith while discussing his career for the fans. The crowd grew for the 3 p.m. start time to see the ceremonial fist casting of inductees and visiting boxers Friday afternoon. Inductees Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Joe Calzaghe, referee Richard Steele, photographer Neil Leifer, and promoter Barry Hearn all were on hand to cast their fists for eternity in the Hall. Other special attendees who also got their fists casts included Frank Tate, Lucia Rijker, John Ruiz, Glenn Johnson and Andre Ward. Fightnews contributer Graham Houston, the final 2014 inductee hadn’t arrived yet, but is expected to be on hand for the remaining festivities. More photos



June 6th, 2014




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