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Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME The luxurious "W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel" was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

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Boxing News

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Felix Verdejo has eye on a lightweight championship. More

Tony Bellow wants another shot at Nathan Cleverly. More

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao still a “congressional flyweight” as a politician in the Philippines. More

Canelo Alvarez celebrates win over Lara with soccer stars of Mexico. More



July 14th, 2014



Boxing News

Bellew and Cleverly heats up

Tempers flared when British cruiserweight rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly were interviewed after their wins on Saturday at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to stage a grudge rematch between the two contenders later this year.

This is the type of prefight banter that sells fights. These two really don’t like each other!



July 13th, 2014


UFC

Nijem vs. Ferreira lands in Sacramento

Fresh off first-round finishes in their recent bouts, lightweight up and comers Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira will collide in UFC 177 action in Sacramento on August 30 . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara post fight presser quotes

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Following their showdown Saturday night Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara spoke to media at the post fight press conference at the MGM Grand. Also present were promoter Oscar De la Hoya and the winners from the pay per view undercard.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “You all saw the fight. We knew what type of fight to bring. We would bring pressure but we didn’t expect a marathon. I wanted to give a better fight there is saying, you need a partner to make love and in boxing you need a good partner for a better fight. The first couple of rounds I was trying to cut the distance. The plan was to cut off the ring. I threw the harder punches and that’s what did it. I will fight whoever. I wanted this fight because you all said I didn’t want it and that he was going to take me to school. I don’t think anyone wants to go to his school. I want to let everyone know I will take any fight.”

Erislandy Lara: “I did my job. It’s disgraceful what they did. There are no words to explain the judge that had it 9-3. Oscar has been robbed before he knows and Canelo knows I won. We want a rematch!

Oscar De la Hoya: “What I heard nobody wants a rematch. There are ten guys in line and now Lara has to wait in line. Canelo won tonight and we have to move on.” (more…)



July 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Chazz Witherspoon wins in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (30-3, 22 KOs) made an impressive comeback scoring an eighth round TKO over a very motivated Tyyab Beale (9-5-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, New Jersey. It was a back and forth affair. Witherspoon finally began to overpower Beale and in the eighth and final round he rock Beale with a right hand. Beale slid into the ropes and Witherspoon then landed a series of unanswered punches prompting referee Allan Huggins to halt the bout. Time was 1:58.

Afterward, Witherspoon stated that Beale was tougher than he expected but he was satisfied with his performance and thankful to get the victory. It was Witherspoon’s first fight in over two years.

In the co-feature, welterweight “Relentless” Jeff Lentz (4-0, 1 KO) pulled the upset, outwilling Tim Witherspoon Jr (10-5-1, 2 KOs). Lentz was just a busier fighter in winning 59-55 across the board.



July 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo wins split decision over Lara

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

In a non-title grudge match fought at a contract weight of 155 lbs, former world champion Saul Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) scored a split decision over reigning WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 14,239 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Southpaw Lara mainly jabbed and moved. Canelo pressed the action but didn’t land much early. Lara made Canelo miss badly in round three. Canelo started working the body more in round four. The body attack paid dividends as Lara’s movement slowed dramatically by round six. Canelo cut Lara over the fight eye with an uppercut in round seven. Canelo punished Lara with hard shots in rounds eight and nine. Lara then seemingly got a second wind and the last three rounds were close. Scores were 115-113 Lara, 117-111, 115-113 Canelo.

“I came to fight,” said Canelo after the fight. “If he wants to run then go to a marathon. You don’t win a fight by running…when he learns how to fight, I’ll give him a rematch.”

Lara stated, “I did my fight and I won this fight. I made him look bad in front of his crowd…I still have no respect for him and I want a rematch.”



July 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Mares wins snoozer; Vargas TKOs Juanma in 3; Herrera wins WBA interim 140lb belt

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

2008 Mexican Olympian Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (20-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former two-division world champion Juanma Lopez (34-4, 31 KOs) in a super featherweight bout. Vargas staggered and dropped the game but smaller Lopez in a wild round three as both fighters went to-to-toe. Lopez’ corner stopped the bout between rounds.

Former three division world champion Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KOs) returned from his KO loss to Jhonny Gonzalez 11 months ago to outpoint Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) in a rather dull ten round super featherweight bout. Mares, now with trainer Viril Hunter in his corner, was cut over the left eye in round four and referee Kenny Bayless ruled the cut was caused by a punch. Mares, however, then outboxed Oquendo the rest of the fight. Scores were 96-94, 98-92, 98-92.

Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs) claimed the WBA interim super lightweight title with a twelve round majority decision over reigning beltholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (19-2-1, 13 KOs). Herrera won an entertaining and competitive fight full of sizzling exchanges and two-way action. Scores were 114-114, 116-112, 116-112. In his previous fight Herrera dropped a close decision to WBC/WBA world champion Danny Garcia, now “El Maestro” can claim a portion of Garcia’s WBA world title.



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Kameda retains WBO bantam title with brutal KO

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated WBO bantamweight world champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over #1-ranked contender and former champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (46-3, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pungluang rocked Kameda in round four, but Kameda ended a competitive fight with a devastating left hook to the liver that sent Pungluang down like a ton of bricks. Time was 1:35.

Kameda, who turned 23 today, and his two brothers, Koki, 27, and Daiki, 25, recently made boxing history when all three held world titles at the same time. Tomoki is the only current champion in the family.



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Abril to defend belt against Tatli in Finland

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Word out of Finland today is that WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) on September 20. The bout will take place at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Abril will finally be making his first defense of the vacant belt he won against Sharif Bogere in March 2013. Tatli has fought all but one of his previous bouts in Finland.

The last time a world championship fight was held in Finland was in 1962. Promoter Pekka Mäki’s father Olli Mäki fought for the world featherweight title against world champion Davey Moore at the Olympic Stadium. Moore successfully defended his belt by second round TKO.



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara off-TV results from Las Vegas

By Butch Gottlieb at ringside

Middleweight Yamaguchi Falcao (2-0) the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist dominated Jesus Cruz (1-2-1) over three rounds with Cruz’s corner stopping the fight at the end of the third round giving Falcao the TKO victory.

Ireland’s new middleweight sensation Jason Quigley (1-0, 1KO) made his pro debut a very successful one as he dropped Howard Reece (2-7, 1 KO) after 45 seconds and then landed a barrage of punches forcing referee Jay Nady to stop the bout at 1:22.

Jr. featherweight Enrique Quevado (16-7-1, 10KOs) came to fight as he dropped previously unbeaten Yoandris Salinas (20-1-2, 13 KOs) in round four and twice in round five, leaving referee Russell Mora no choice but to stop the bout at 2:56 with Salinas on the canvas.

In a very competitive fight, jr. welterweight John Karl Sosa (12-0, 6 KOs) remained undefeated winning a split decision over Luis Bello (5-2, 2 KOs). Final scores were 59-55, 59-55 both for Sosa and 59-55 for Bello.



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Bellew, Cleverly KO foes to set up grudge rematch

Former world title challenger Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) scored an explosive fifth round KO over Julio Cesar Dos Santos (26-3, 23 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. A left hook took out Dos Santos. Time was 1:17. Bellew is now aiming at a rematch with former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.

On the undercard, Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs) easily stopped Alejandro Emilio Valori (15-5, 11 KOs) in the fourth round of a cruiserweight contest. Cleverly dropped Valori in round two with a body shot and finished him in the fourth round with more body work. Time was 1:16.

2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (7-0, 7 KOs) quickly annihilated 47-year-old Matt Skelton (28-9, 23 KOs). Joshua dropped the Skelton twice in round two and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:33. (more…)



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Lacy claims opponent switch on televised fight

By Chris Morris
Photo: Oscar Palamino, IMP

Former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff ‘Left Hook’ Lacy was on the comeback trail after being away from the ring for over three years. He took a tune up type bout last year and this was his first fight of 2014. Lacy was knocked down in the first and stopped in round two by once beaten Cuban light heavyweight Umberto Savigne in an Fox Sports 1-televised fight. Lacy has now made a claim, via his Facebook page, that the opponent who weighed in on Thursday was NOT the man he fought in the ring on Friday.

The following is verbatim from Lacy’s Facebook page:

Jeff Left Hook Lacy: “Ok when I was doing all the weekly stuff trust me I been in this business over 2 decades!!! An the person I was sizing up durning the week an the person I got into the ring with, I was in total shock on a lot I saw. I’m not taking anything from what happened but I had to say what I feel was such a huge difference!!!”

Jeff Left Hook Lacy: “Now remember this kid is from Cuba. It would b hard to findout if he has a twin or older brother on any Btothers.” (more…)



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Explosive wins for Jantony and Freddy Ortiz

Photos: Alex Roman/Cotto Promotions

In a full house at the Humacao Arena in Humacao, Puerto Rico, top prospects Jantony Ortiz and Freddy Ortiz scored big wins in front of their hometown fans. After making his professional debut in the big stage at Madison Square Garden on the Cotto vs. Martinez undercard, super flyweight Jantony Ortíz (2-0, 2 KOs) landed a perfect left hook to the chin that had Edwin Rosado down for several minutes. Super bantamweight and former amateur star Freddy Ortiz, won his first professional fight annihilating Alex Adorno with a powerful combination in the first round. In the main event, a “Fight Of The Year” candidate for Puerto Rico, welterweight Jovanie Santiago (3-0-1, 1 KO) upset the local favorite and previously unbeaten Antonio “Cacique” Ortíz (6-1, 3 KOs) by winning a six round split decision. (more…)



July 12th, 2014

UFC

Holly Holm, the Preacher’s Daughter is here

After Ronda Rousey finished Alexis Davis in 16 seconds last Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC 175 in Las Vegas, some wondered if there was anyone out there to seriously challenge the unbeaten women’s bantamweight champion . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Spadafora victorious in comeback fight

Former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (49-1-1, 19 KOs) rebounded from his first defeat with an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Hector Velazquez (56-22-3, 38 KOs) on Friday night in a welterweight bout at the Rivers Casino in Pittburgh, Pennsylvania. Scores were 79-73, 79-73, 80-72. Spadafora suffered his only career loss last November against Johan Perez in a bout for the WBA interim super lightweight title.



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara: Long, tense fight looks likely

By Graham Houston

Saturday’s big PPV fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara should tell us a lot about Canelo. The ginger-haired Mexican superstar was disappointing against Floyd Mayweather Jr. but came back to beat up Alfredo Angulo. If Canelo is destined for greatness he should be able to win this 12-round junior middleweight match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Canelo opened as just a -140 favourite but money has been coming in on him and his current price is around -200. I agree with the Canelo money. While this fight is intriguing and evenly matched, I’m going with Canelo.

I respect Lara and I know there are many who feel that the slick-boxing Cuban southpaw is going to be too skilled and too slippery for Canelo, and Canelo certainly was made to look ordinary and one-dimensional in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Yet while Canelo was disappointing, the loss was forgivable. Canelo was outboxed, outsmarted and frankly outclassed, but I think that we can put this defeat down to inexperience. Even though Canelo had boxed 41 times as a professional he was going up against the most talented boxer plying his business today. Mayweather had been winning big-event fights for years. Canelo could never quite get started, spending too many rounds trying to work out how best to attack Mayweather instead of, well, simply attacking him. (more…)



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Press Tour Info

Eleven-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana are hitting the road on a four-day, five-city cross-country press tour to officially announce their championship rematch which will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV. All events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Monday, July 14 (Afternoon)
New York City
Location: Times Square
Pedestrian Walk on Broadway Between 42nd & 43th Streets
New York, NY 10036
Fan Arrival Time (Times Square): 12 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. ET

Monday, July 14 (Evening)
Washington, D.C.
Location: DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fan Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Press Conference Begins: 7:15 p.m. ET
**NOTE: A special performance by rapper and D.C. native Wale will follow the press conference.

Tuesday, July 15 (Afternoon)
Chicago, IL
Location: Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
Fan Arrival Time: 11 a.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT

Tuesday, July 15 (Evening)
San Antonio, TX
Location: Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater
17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257
Fan Arrival Time: 6 p.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT

Thursday, July 17
Los Angeles, Calif.
Location: Pershing Square
532 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
Fan Arrival Time (Pershing Square): 12 p.m. PT
Press Conference Begins: 1 p.m. PT



July 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Johnson pins first loss on Gavronski; Maicelo defeats world rated Hovhannisyan

Middleweight Tureano “Reno” Johnson moved to 15-1, 10 KOs with a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten local hero Mike Gavronski (14-1-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Gavronski got off to a good start, but Johnson took over and went on to win 99-91 on all three cards.

Lightweight Jonathan “Inca Peruano” Maicelo (18-1, 11 KOs) pounded out a ten round split decision over WBO #11, WBA #13 rated Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (17-2-2, 9 KOs). Maicelo outworked Hovhannisyan to win by scores of 100-90, 97-93 on two cards. Hovhannisyan was up 96-94 on a very questionable third card.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from West Deptford, NJ

Photo: Thomas LaManna

Photo: Thomas LaManna

Chazz Witherspoon 235.4 vs. Tyabb Beale 255.4
Tim Witherspoon Jr. 148.9 vs. Jeff Lentz 147.6
Kevin Womack Jr. 146.9 vs. Anthony Prescott 146.8
Jamil Gadsden 154.2 vs. Nick Valliere 151.8
Matthew Gonzalez 161.1 vs. Rafael Machado 158.8
Louis Cream 149.7 vs. Malik Jackson 151.3

Venue: Riverwinds
Promoter: Silver Spoon Promotions
1st Bell: 7:30 PM / Doors 6:30 PM



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Alvarez, Lara make weight

By Butch Gottlieb and Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Erislandy Lara 155
Abner Mares 126.5 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 126.5
Juanma Lopez 130 vs. Francisco Vargas 129
Johan Perez 140 vs. Mauricio Herrera 140

Tomoki Kameda 118 vs. Pungluang Sor Singyu 117
(WBO bantamweight title)

Yamaguchi Falcao 161.5 vs. Jesus Cruz 162
Jason Quigley 160 vs. Howard Reece 158
Yoandris Salinas 123 vs. Enrique Quevedo 122
John Karl Sosa 141.5 vs. Luis Bello 141

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

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July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Cardona hits the road

Photo: Michael V. Ornelas

Photo: Michael V. Ornelas


By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Colorado’s power punching Izaak Cardona (8-0, 8 KOs) has his first ‘road fight’ scheduled on the Top Rank promoted card to be televised on Solo Boxeo Saturday, July 25th at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. He will face another undefeated prospect in Joey Ruelas who is 8-0-1 with 3 wins coming by way of knockout. Ruelas hails from the Phoenix area. The bout is scheduled for 6 rounds in the super middleweight division.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Liverpool

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Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Tony Bellew 198.8 vs. Julio Cesar Dos Santos 197.6
Nathan Cleverly 198.7 vs. Alejandro Emilio Valori 199.8
Anthony Joshua 239 vs. Matt Skelton 239
Callum Smith 167.4 vs. Vladine Biosse 167.3
Anthony Ogogo 161.5 vs. Wayne Reed 161.75
Luke Campbell 135 vs. Craig Woodruff 134.25
Rocky Fielding 167.5 vs. Noe Gonzalez Alcoba 167.8
Stephen Smith 136.6 vs. Pedro Navarrete 133.3
John Quigley 129.75 vs. Ian Bailey 128
Gamal Yafai 124.75 vs. Reynaldo Cajina 124
Tommy Martin 137 vs. Ainsley Seivwright 136.75

Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Rossel new WBA regular champ

By Gabriel F Cordero

Peruvian Alberto Rossel has been elevated from WBA interim champion to WBA regular jr flyweight world champion according to information released by the sanctioning body. The title had been open since February when champion Kazuto Ioka relinquished his belt to move up to the flyweight division, where he lost to IBF champion Amnat Rueroeng. The document signed by the WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza stipulates that Rossel’s mandatory is due by April 8, 2015.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo, Lara discuss their PPV showdown

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Neither Canelo Alvarez or Erislandy Lara said much at the dias during the final press conference for Saturday’s PPV event, but they did having some interesting things to say AFTER the press event concluded.

Canelo Alvarez: This fight is important because Lara are and I are the best two fighters in our weight class. He might not have the most recognizable name, but in the boxing world, everybody knows he is the most dangerous opponent. This will be a very important victory. How will I beat him? With speed, movement and combinations. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

UFC

Tickets on sale for Henderson-Dos Anjos in Tulsa tomorrow!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® makes its long-awaited return to Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at BOK Center with an action-packed card headlined by a five-round lightweight main event between former UFC champion Benson Henderson and surging contender Rafael dos Anjos. The UFC’s previous trip to Tulsa took place on Dec. 16, 1994, as Royce Gracie defeated Dan Severn. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Update on July 25 ShoBox quadrupleheader

Lightweight prospect Tony “The Lightning” Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell “Venom” Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the July 25 ShoBox quadrupleheader at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. The night’s 10-round middleweight main event will feature undefeated Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) taking on former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA international belt. In the eight-round co-main event, undefeated knockout artist Jerry “The King’s Son” Odom (11-0, 10 KOs) will face also undefeated Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox super middleweight championship. In the third bout of the telecast Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs) will face Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs) in a welterweight eight-rounder. Junior middleweight John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson was originally scheduled to meet Steve “Hitman” Martinez (15-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-rounder, but suffered a traffic accident and is injured.



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Pittsburgh, PA

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Paul Spadafora 143 vs. Hector Velazquez 140.5
Jake Giuriceo 145.5 vs. Travis Hartman 146
Antonio Nieves 121.5 vs. Angel Carvajal 119
Eric Johnson 153 vs. Bruce Runkle 155.5
Ronell Green 125.5 vs. Joseliz Cepeda*
Eric Palmer TBD vs. Derick Lambert TBD**

*No Show, Suspension Pending
**Will weigh in tomorrow.

Venue: Rivers Casino Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA
Promoter: Roy Jr. Presents in Association with TNT Promotions



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo returns July 18

The summer edition of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series start July 18 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida. In the main event Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-2, 9 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico faces Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-6-3, 15 KOs) from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a bout schedule for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latin super flyweight at stake. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Canelo” Alvarez unfazed by Erislandy Lara: More

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana are scheduled to appear in San Antonio’s Fiesta Texas. More

More on Holly Holm’s signing with the UFC.

More on Mayweather-Maidana rematch landing in Vegas Sept. 13.

Mikkel Kessler chasing a showdown with Carl Froch. More



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Barthelemy dethrones Mendez again

By Karl Freitag

Top rated IBF super featherweight contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (20-0, 12 KOs) dethroned IBF titleholder Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-3-1, 11 KOs) for the second time on Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

This time it will stick.

Barthelemy KO’d Mendez in their first fight in January, but that result was later changed to a no-decision after a review and Mendez got back the title. This time, Barthelemy took the fight to Mendez and won a twelve round unanimous decision. Scores were 115-111 on all cards. Barthelemy was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine by referee Telis Assimenios. Another point was taken from Barthelemy for a low blow in round ten. “Kid Blast” managed to get through the last two rounds without being DQ’d and took home the title.

In an interesting light heavyweight clash, WBC #3 rated Humberto “El Don” Savigne (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former world champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (26-5, 18 KOs). Savigne dropped Lacy in round one and the bout was stopped in round two after Savigne landed a series of unanswered punches. Time was 2:04. (more…)



July 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Davenport boxing show cancelled

By Johnny B’

Professional boxing was to make it’s long awaited return to the historic Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa this Friday, but due to some of the boxers not having the proper blood work in on time, and other fighters not making it to the July 10th weigh-in, the Iowa boxing commissioners closed down the event. This was to be the debut of Glamour Promotions and Fight College Inc., but the latest word was that the show was closed down and two groups making their promotional debut will possibly take a financial loss as payments had already been made. Davenport’s boxing fans have been waiting for quite some time for a good show to come to the area. Saturday evening’s card was to have included three title bouts for minor belts and a full undercard featuring Iowa and other Midwest boxers.



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

More info on Mayweather-Maidana II

The September 13 event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is titled “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana II.”

Ticket information and information about an upcoming five-city, cross-country press tour starting July 14 will be announced shortly.

The event is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona.

Floyd Mayweather: “Marcos Maidana is a tough customer and he gave me a fight that had me work for the victory. His style is difficult at best, but with experience comes a way and will to win. I’m not one to give second chances in the ring, but I want to give the fans what they want to see. I will be as prepared as I always am when I step in the ring on September 13. I only see the outcome one way and that’s another successful night for me and my team.”

Marcos Maidana: “The rematch with Mayweather is the only fight that really motivates me. I feel I earned it in the ring and Floyd owed it to me. I’ve already proved that I don’t care if the man I have in front of me is the best pound-for-pound champion. I was close to ending his reign last time. On September 13 he will not get away undefeated.”



July 10th, 2014

UFC

UFC signs former boxing champ Holly Holm

The UFC’s women’s bantamweight division got a jolt of significant firepower with the announcement of the signing of unbeaten Holly Holm, one of the hottest prospects in MMA and a former world boxing champion . . . Click here for more

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July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN FNF weights

Mike Gavronski 159 vs. Tureano Johnson 160
Art Hovhannisyan 134.5 vs. Jonathan Maicelo 134.5
Evan Woolsey 135 vs. Kenneth Sims Jr. 135
Lavale Wilson 125.5 vs. Eduardo Martinez 126
Jared Torgeson 201 vs. Marquise Weston 194
Guillermo Delgadillo 135.5 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 136
Shariff Woo Johnson 162 vs. Fatlum Zhuta 157
Ariel Beck 129 vs. Jennifer Hamann 130

Venue: Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: ESPN2



July 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, CA

Víctor Ruiz 115 vs. Timur Shailezov 115
Chantel Cordova 111.5 vs. Patricia Alcivar 113
Maurice Hooker 144 vs. Lauro Alcantar 146.5
Alberto Fundora 173 vs. Albert Avina 177
Rafael Espinoza 122 vs. Victor Serrano 123
Roque Ramos 127 vs. Jesus Sandoval 127

When: Friday, July 11, 7:30pm
Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents



July 10th, 2014




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