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Guevara retains WBC 108lb title

Guevara retains WBC 108lb title

Photos: Promociones del Pueblo WBC light flyweight champion Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory ...

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Carmona-Parrenas ends in draw; Alvarez-Gutierrez ends in a no contest

Carmona-Parrenas ends in draw; Alvarez-Gutierrez ends in a no contest

Photos: Zanfer Promotions In a bout for the WBO interim super flyweight title, WBO #1 rated David "Severo" Carmona (19-2-5, 8 KOs) and ...

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Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Photo: Team Bronco Billy After recording another first round knockout last Saturday in Bolivia, WBC #16 rated heavyweight Bronco Billy Wright (48-4, 38 ...

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Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Ramon Alvarez 154 vs. Richard Gutierrez 154 David Carmona 115 vs. Warlito Parrenas 113 (WBO interim super flyweight title) Hernan Marquez 116 vs. ...

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Guevara, Lopez make weight

Guevara, Lopez make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Cesar Ceron Pedro Guevara 107.8 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.8 (WBC light flyweight title) Alberto Guevara 118.1 vs. Oscar Blanquet 119 Mario Lozano ...

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Boxing News

Mathews takes aim at WBA champ Abril

WBA lightweight title challenger Derry Mathews says his radar is now locked on deadly Cuban world champion Richar Abril on Saturday 18th April at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Mathews destroyed Hungarian Gyorgy Mizsei in the fifth round last Friday night at the Echo Arena to clear the path for his dream world title showdown against Abril.

Although Abril is leagues above Mizsei, dynamite punching Mathews, who’s KO’d 20 out of his 37 wins, showed that he’s armed and ready for the biggest night of his life.

“I feel that I did a great job on Mizsei without taking any silly risks to get get the job done and in devastating fashion,” Said Mathews. “I’m under no illusion, Mizsei is not Abril, but I showed that I can turn the power on and take someone out when I need to. Abril is in my eyes the best lightweight on the planet and I will prepare for him accordingly. (more…)



March 10th, 2015



Boxing News

Lee stops Huh; Kim shocks Han; Korea tops Japan 2-1-1 in “Sea of Japan Faceoff”

By Victor Lee
Photos: Mi-Kyung Lee

Headlining the second KBC event of the year in rural Hoengseong (famous for its delicious beef), former interim WBC minimumweight female Eun-Young Huh (6-2-1) had an ambitious but ill-advised crack at WBO Asia Pacific female flyweight ruler Eun-Hye Lee (6-0, 1 KO). Though inactive since May, 2013, and of noticeably smaller stature, Huh started off well, meeting the onrushing slugger Lee head-on with left-right hooks and counters. In round two, however, it was Huh who was caught near the ropes by a short counter left hook that sunk her to the canvas wincing in pain. Rising slowly, Huh jabbed, ducked and held her way out of the round. Sapped after two rounds—perhaps due to the long layoff—Huh changed tactics and rallied behind her jab and straight punches in round three, at times bulling the bigger Lee into the ropes and trapping her there with persistent but ultimately ineffectual washer-woman flurries to the body. (more…)



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“I can beat Ronda Rousey,” says retired Laila Ali. “She’s too small.”

“Pacquiao is faster and hits harder than Mayweather,” says Freddie Roach

50 Cent says he’s betting $1.6 million on Mayweather to beat Pacquiao.

Funeral update for long-time Manchester, England, boxing coach Paul Dunne.



March 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev-Browne Update

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions

Matt Clark who is the manager of WBA #4 heavyweight Lucas” Big Daddy” Browne, talks to Fightnews about the Ruslan Chagaev vs. Browne WBA title bout that should happen in May after the WBA ordered the fight will be Chagaev’s mandatory defense. The promoters of both boxers have 30 days to negotiate the fight if they cannot reach a decision it will go to a purse bid. Here’s the latest details from Browne’s manage Matt Clark.

Congratulations on WBA #4 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne being named as mandatory contender to WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev You are the manager of Browne and Ricky Hatton is the promoter. Where and when do you think the Browne vs. Chagaev WBA title bout will happen? Would you prefer the location to be Australia, England, Russia or Germany? Your thoughts.

Thanks Ray. It’s been an incredible journey that has seen Lucas go from Australian champion to world title challenger in bang on three years. Credit must go to Lucas for realising his potential and Hatton Promotions who believed in him. Currently the promoters of both Ruslan Chagaev and Lucas Browne are in discussions about the fight. If an agreement can’t be reached within the 30 day time frame given by the WBA, then the fight will go to purse bids. My personal preference is for the fight to be in Australia, as obviously that would mean we have the advantage of being the “home” fighter. I think having the bout in Australia would cause an incredible amount of interest as there hasn’t been a Heavyweight title fight here since Jack Johnson and Tommy Burns in 1908. I have spoken to Ricky Hatton about this and it’s something that appeals to him. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

More on PBC on NBC ratings win

Saturday night’s debut of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC was the most-watched professional boxing broadcast since 1998, according to Fast National Data from The Nielsen Company. The PBC on NBC telecast averaged 3.4 million viewers, ranking as the most-watched professional boxing broadcast in 17 years (“Oscar De La Hoya’s Fight Night” on FOX, 5.9 million, Mon., March 23, 1998). Viewership increased every half hour through the telecast and peaked at 4.2 million from 10:30-11 p.m. ET during the exciting Rounds 7-12 of Keith Thurman’s unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero. With the victory on NBC’s first major primetime boxing broadcast in 30 years (Larry Holmes vs. Carl “The Truth” Williams, on May 20, 1985), Thurman improved to a perfect 25-0 (21 knockouts).

The PBC on NBC also led NBC to a Saturday primetime victory among Adults 18-49, with a 1.08 rating in the demographic.

“The return of primetime boxing to NBC for the first time in three decades got off to a strong start last weekend with Saturday’s PBC on NBC debut,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN. “With our next primetime telecast on Saturday, April 11, we look forward to building on the momentum that this first event clearly established. We are excited that high-quality boxing is back on NBC.” (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez-Fonfara Ticket Alert

The return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) comes to StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Saturday April 18 as the Mexican superstar makes his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut against exciting brawler Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight bout, live on Showtime. Tickets for the event, which is co-promoted by Goossen Promotions and Chavez Promotions, are priced at $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, go on sale today at 12 p.m. PT and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.

“I’m excited to get back in the ring and remind everyone that I’m one of the best fighters in the world,” said Chavez Jr. “I have a tough test on April 18, but I am going to pass with flying colors and I look forward to taking on any challengers after that.”

“This is another great opportunity for me and I’m very thankful to have it,” said Fonfara. “I’ve been in there with the best fighters in the world and as always I’m going to try to put on a show for the fans and walk out victorious.”



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Ford returns Friday

The theme for this Friday’s edition of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” boxing is “the rivalry continues.” The large contingent of fans that regularly follow the series know this can mean only one thing. Mexico vs Puerto Rico. For the second consecutive week boxing’s most popular rivalry will take center stage. The main event for this Friday will be Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-3, 10 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico vs. Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (10-2 , 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title on the line. Site of the fight will be the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF orders negotiations for Tete vs. Arroyo

After the spectacular victory of the IBF super flyweight champion Zolani Tete over Paul Butler last Friday, the IBF ordered the start of negotiations for a fight against #1 contender McJoe Arroyo. “The IBF sent the letter to us and to the promoters of Tete, to begin negotiating a fight between Tete and McJoe, so we started working for the realization of it,” said Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions. “Now, we have some time to negotiate and if it does not reach an agreement, it would go to a purse bid. But we hope that we can get an agreement and make this fight.”



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Okada, Takayama, Hosono keep Japanese belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese super-light champ Hiroki Okada (10-0, 8 KOs), 140, impressively retained his national belt when he scored a fine TKO victory over top contender Hayato Hokazono (18-5-1, 11 KOs), 140, an elongated perennial contender, at 2:18 of the third round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. A head collision in the opening session literally opened a gash on each contestant with the challenger Hokazono profusely streaming blood from the cut over the forehead, which obviously prevented him from fighting with cool head. The referee often had him examined by the ring physician, which gave him an impression that he might be stopped then and there. Hokazono recklessly went forward to finish it and bring home the bacon early, but it wasn’t a successful strategy as the champ caught him with a beautiful counter midway in round three, when the third man Tsuchiya declared a well-received halt. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Late Result: Soro stops Clayton in France

This past Friday night in his native Rhone, France middleweight contender Michel Soro (25-1-1, 15 KOs) knocked out Anderson Clayton (43-10-1, 37 KOs) in the second round of their scheduled eight rounder. Soro remains the mandatory challenger for the European Boxing Union’s middleweight belt recently vacated by Billy Joe Sauders. A ruling from the EBU in the near future will determine the next course of action for Soro and his team.



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

USS Cunningham ready for HBO debut and biggest fight of his career

Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-6, 13 KOs, is a former two-time cruiserweight champion who has fought all over the globe. He’s fought at Madison Square Garden and appeared on Saturday afternoon NBC network television in two very high-profile bouts. Last year he became the USBA heavyweight champion in an instant classic against Amir Mansour, which was named the “2014 Philly Fight of the Year”.

However this Saturday (March 14th), Cunningham travels to Montreal for perhaps the biggest fight of his career, a 12-round IBF heavyweight eliminator against unbeaten Vyacheslav Glazkov, 19-0-1, 12 KOs. The fight also marks Cunningham’s debut on the cable powerhouse HBO. At 38 years old and 34 fights into his 14-year professional career, Cunningham appears to at last be knocking on the door of a truly bigtime bout that could finally bring him the glory, respect, and payday he’s been fighting for all this time. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Tomlinson focused on HBO Latino showdown with Vargas

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Melbourne, Australia native “Wild” Will Tomlinson (23-1-1, 13 KOs) battles WBO International and NABF jr lightweight titlist Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (21-0-1, 15 KOs) this Thursday (March 12th) in the main event of a special HBO Latino Boxing telecast from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. Tomlinson was streaking toward a world title shot before an upset loss to lightweight gatekeeper Jerry Belmontes in March 2014. The Aussie bounced back in a few months with victories against grizzled veterans Alberto Cupido and Miguel Zamudio before the end of the year.

This Thursday “Wild” Will face his biggest test – and opportunity – against 2008 Mexican Olympian Vargas. Vargas has wins over Abner Cotto and former super bantamweight/featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez. Plus, Vargas beat Belmontes four months before Belmontes handed Tomlinson his first loss!

“Undefeated records, title shots and the opportunity for even bigger fights down the road – with so much on the line, fans can bet that fireworks will be in great supply on March 12th,” said Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya. Late last week, Fightnews.com discussed Tomlinson’s March 12th showdown against Francisco Vargas. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman-Guerrero/Broner-Molina aftermath

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman was not able to make the postfight press conference on Saturday night, but Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner, and John Molina were available to the press. Thurman, who had to go to the hospital to have a hematoma on the left side of his forehead checked out, did issue an update via Facebook. “Just wanted to let my fans know I was released from the hospital and I’m OK minus a massive knot on my head haha! Thx for everyone’s support and stay tuned as bigger things are coming in 2015! Much respect to Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero — a true warrior tonight as we made history with our Premier Boxing Champions bout!”

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Robert Guerrero said, “First I want to thank God. I didn’t win but I won the hearts of America. I fought with heart. Keith was on his game that’s all I have to say. He hit me and I went down. I got up but I did what I had to do. He hit me hard. I think but the hardest puncher I have faced was Selcuk Aydin. Hopefully he [Thurman] is well. I know his head was swollen.”

When asked what’s next by Fightnews.com, Guerrero stated “I’ll go back home, assess this fight, get back on my game trying to go back to what got me there. I’ll be back!” (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

“Chocolatito” vs Sosa to WBC title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBC world champion Edgar Sosa has reported that there is a strong possibility he’ll challenge unbeaten three time world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez for Gonzalez’ WBC flyweight world title in mid-May or early June at a venue to be determined. “Until now, no problems,” said Sosa. “I’m training for that fight and just need to wait the date and venue.” Gonzalez just fought a tune-up fight in Nicaragua on February 28, scoring a third round KO over Valentín Leon.



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Tahdooahnippah: I’m a real life wild Comanche

Super middleweight George Tahdooahnippah (34-1, 32 KOs) has issued a warning to Danish fighter Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) ahead of their WBA International Championship clash on March 14 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen. “I’m coming to shatter all of his hopes and dreams,” proclaims the Oklahoma-based boxer. “If Nielsen thinks he is going to go straight through me and challenge for world titles, he is mistaken. I’m going to ruin all his plans and make Denmark my second home.

“A lot of people think the Native Americans all died out but nothing has died within the Comanche community. I’m going to prove that. I’m a real life wild Comanche and I’m going to bring it. I’ve got the whole Comanche Nation behind me and with their support I can’t lose. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Thomas Dulorme

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Although North Texas got hit with a large snowstorm last week it could not dampen the official press conference to announce the battle between undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17KOs) and #2 rated Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14KOs) for the vacant WBO junior welterweight world title on April 18 at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The world championship fight will be televised as part of a split site doubleheader live on HBO.

Fightnews caught with Dulorme in an exclusive one-on-one interview. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

UFC

Roger Narvaez: Fueled By Passion and Sacrifice

Although victory is the ultimate motivator for any fighter, some competitors seek out additional elements to stoke the inspirational fires. In that sense, Roger Narvaez has set out to become a collector of sorts, and if all goes to plan, obtaining those goals will further his progression at the highest level of mixed martial arts . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

NBC Boxing wins Saturday primetime ratings war

The debut telecast of “Premier Boxing Champions” won the time period among the Big Four networks in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 (tie) and all key adult-male demos. The telecast posted a 2.53 rating, 5 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, nearly tripling NBC’s average for Saturday afternoon fights from 2012-14 (0.88). The show peaked at a 3.01 rating (roughly 3.9 million viewers) from 10:30-11 p.m. ET for the final six rounds of the Thurman-Guerrero bout.



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Morrison Legend continues in Oklahoma

Heavyweights Trey Lippe-Morrison and Kenzie Witt, both sons of the late great Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, scored first round KOs on Saturday night before a standing room only crowd at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Trey Lippe-Morrison (7-0, 7 KOs) demolished Richard Dawson (5-3-2, 3 KOs) in two minutes and one second. Dawson got off to a good start taking the fight to Morrison. The Tulsa, OK native quickly turned the tides however, blasting Dawson with a vicious right hand followed by a hard left hook that literally dropped him like a sack of potatoes. After sending Lippe-Morrison to the neutral corner, Referee Gerald Ritter stopped the fight as Dawson was out cold.

In the co-featured bout of the evening, heavyweight Kenzie Witt (4-0, 4 KOs) of Bartlesville, OK, who is Lippe-Morrison’s half brother, blitzed Kansas City, MO’s Brian Imes. From the opening bell, Witt overwhelmed Imes and scored two quick knockdowns, forcing Ritter to halt the contest at 1:32 of the first. (more…)



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire gets a Filipino homecoming.

Was there ever a Fiji Golden Era of boxing?

Boxing outpoints hockey on prime time TV

Arizona’s David Benavidez looks to remain undefeated.

 



March 9th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO 115lb champ Inoue to be back in August

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

Sensational and superb two-class titlist, WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs), just 21, had his right hand injury thoroughly examined once again on Wednesday and his manager/promoter Hideyuki Ohashi, former WBC/WBA 105-pound champ, announced that his two-time world champ would be back in August. Inoue is strenuously training with his father/trainer Shingo only with the left hand, but beats up every sparring partner without using the injured right hand.

Inoue is hoped to beat not only the national record of thirteen consecutive defenses now held by ex-WBA junior fly champ Yoko Gushiken (who is inducted into the International Hall of Fame this year) but also seventeen defenses straight all by knockout still kept by the legendary Wilfredo Gomez. Inoue’s strength consists in his power and precision, since his jab is as strong as his opponent’s straight right and his accuracy is superb enough. We are eager to watch Inoue fight soon, but his handler Ohashi cautiously has his vastly talented champ patient until his complete recovery, even though he may be able to defend his WBO belt only with his mano izquierda (left hand).



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Wegner preparing Boytsov for March 21 clash

Trainer Ulli Wegner has had many world champions, but never a heavyweight champion. But with Denis Boytsov and Kubrat Pulev now under his wing, he’s looking ahead to the post-Klitschko era. “One thing is clear,” says Wegner. “At the moment nobody gets past Wladimir Klitschko. With Boytsov and Pulev, I can prepare them for the time after Klitschko. No need to hide from any of the other heavyweights.”

That includes Tyson Fury. “That guy is pure show – a world champion in bragging,” said Wegner. “Nothing I’ve seen from him in the ring leaves me awestruck. I would without hesitation, sooner rather than later, face him with one of my boys.”

Boytsov will return on March 21 against Irineu Beato Costa Junior. Wenger admits that Junior isn’t the most difficult of opponents, “but one Denis has to convincingly beat if he wants to get back to the top of the ratings.”



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Colonna: Fonfara-Chavez Jr will be a brutal fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Sometimes Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. don’t make weight, they fine him and he’s content with that. I wish he would make weight for April 18. It’s not about the money right here. I know he’ll get a big fine if he doesn’t make it but if we have to make this 172 mark, I want him to make it.” said Sam Colonna, trainer of Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs), who faces former WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (46-1, 32 KOs) on April 18 in a Showtime-televised bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Also see Fonfara workout video



March 8th, 2015

UFC

The Rude Boy of Muay Thai

You know who “Cowboy” is. It’s about time you learn who “Rude Boy” is. Former undefeated kickboxer Donald Cerrone, who owned a perfect 7-0 pro MMA record at the time he burst onto the WEC lightweight scene in 2007, became an immediate fan favorite with his aggressive stand-up and his penchant for finishes . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

JAPAN UPDATE

New JBC commissioner...Result: Maruki finishes Mungkorndam...Yaegashi to make a comeback...Japanese Hurricane Carter returns to the Hall

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

New-JBC-commissioner-KushiroMr. Shinji Kushiro, the current president of Tokyo Dome Co. Ltd., lately succeeded Mr. Yuko Hayashi as the commissioner of Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) after his eighteen-year administration. Also, Nobuaki Uratani newly replaced the JBC executive secretary Ken Morita. Both Morita and Uratani had been formerly well-reputed third man in the ring for many years.

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Japan’s #11 super-light Kazuya Maruki (18-3, 12 KOs), 27, impressively dropped Thailander Mungkorndam Sith. Varunee (12-9-2, 2 KOs), 139, three times and scored an automatic KO victory at 1:56 of the third round in Inuyama city, Japan, on Sunday (March 1). In Japan, when a boxer floored his opponent on three occasions in a same round, it is registered as a knockout (not a TKO) in the JBC’s record book. Kazuya is the first son of former world junior lightweight challenger Takao Maruki, who failed to win the WBA belt from Samuel Serrano on points in Nagoya in 1978. His younger son Ryosuke is scheduled to meet Petchsuriya Singwancha in quest of the WBC youth super-welterweight belt in Nagoya on March 29. (more…)



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner says he’s returning June 20

By Miguel Maravilla

In a postfight interview with NBCSN’s Kenny Rice, former world champion Adrian Broner said he’s returning on June 20th in Cincinnati.

I can’t relax because I’ll be right back fighting in June. June 20th in Cincinnati, Ohio.
That’s for sure?
Uh Yeah.
Who’s your opponent?
Last time I told you my slogan they cut me off. I’m not gonna say it this time.



March 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Mares defeats Reyes

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Arturo Santos Reyes (18-5, 5 KOs) in a walkout bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mares credited with a knockdown in round two with Reyes’ glove touched the canvas and went on to win by scores of 96-93, 98-91, 99-90. Both were Mexican Olympians. Mares in 2004, Reyes in 2008.

In two other walkout bouts, 2012 USA Olympian jr middleweight Terrell Gausha (19-2, 9 KOs) stopped Norberto Gonzalez (21-7, 13 KOs) in round two, and 2012 US Olympian super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale moved to 14-0, 13 KOs with a fourth round stoppage of 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-3, 15 KOs).



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Thurman defeats Guerrero to retain WBA belt

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) scored an impressive twelve round unanimous decision to retain his belt against former world champion champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) in front of a crowd of 10,106 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Thurman came out very aggressively and took the fight to Guerrero. A third round head clash left Thurman with a swelling on the left side of his forehead. Thurman landed the heavier shots all night and scored a hard knockdown in round nine. The very tough and gritty Guerrero got up and battled hard all the way to the final bell. Scores were 120-107, 118-109, 118-108.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner dominates Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In the first primetime boxing match on NBC in 30 years, former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over John Molina, Jr. (27-6, 22 KOs) in a super lightweight clash on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Broner dictated the pace over the early rounds. Molina connected with sone decent shots in rounds three and five, but otherwise he was comprehensively outboxed by Broner, who won by scores of 120-108, 120-108, 118-110.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng: I want to unify the championship

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

“I was confident I’d win the fight,” said unbeaten IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng after defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming on Saturday night in Macao, China. “I always said I would bring the belt back to Thailand and I did it. I want to unify the championship and make more history in boxing!”

Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang added, “This was a great fight. Even though the result upset China boxing fans, they still cheered Amnat after the fight. The Jaro brothers, Francisco Jaro and Aljoe Jaro from the Philippines did a great job. I look forward to making his unification with other world champions.”



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on NBC Undercard Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight Jorge Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico made quick work of Mario Macias (26-15, 13 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder. Lara went to work early backing Macias up against the ropes as referee Tony Weeks issued a standing eight count. After a repeated series of punches from Lara referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight at 2:04 of the first round.

Unbeaten lightweight Robert Easter Jr. (13-0, 10 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio stopped Angel Rodriguez (22-16-1, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in two rounds of a scheduled eight rounder. Easter displayed his hand speed early on landing a flush straight right in the opening round. However Easter dropped Rodriguez three times in the second round as referee Jay Nady waved off the bout at 1:15.

In the opening bout of the afternoon, Las Vegas super lightweight Ladarius Miller (6-0, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Ryan Picou (2-7) in a scheduled four round bout. Miller boxed effectively using combinations on Picou for much of the fight in route to a unanimous decision victory. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Miller.



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Kurzawa stuns #8 Ronert, #4 Boesel cruises

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES Boxing presented its milestone 100th boxing event on Saturday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. In the best fight of the night, 38-year-old cruiserweight Kai Kurzawa (36-4, 24 KOs) scored a thrilling twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten IBF #8 Dennis Ronert (23-1, 16 KOs). The heavily muscled 22-year-old Ronert dropped Kurzawa with a body shot in the first round. Kurzawa was also down in round six when he took a knee after a low blow from Ronert that was missed by referee Ingo Barrabas. The tide turned in round seven, however, when Kurzawa staggered Ronert, then dropped him! Ronert was saved by the bell (the round went 3:30, which didn’t help Ronert). It became a battle of attrition after that. Standing ovation for both fighters at the end. Scores were 113-113 and 114-112, 114-111 for the veteran Kurzawa, who claimed the vacant IBF International cruiserweight title.

In the main event, unbeaten WBO #4 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (18-0, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Timy “Albanian Bomber” Shala (19-1-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 98-92 UD for Boesel, who retained his WBO Inter-Continental title.

Unbeaten welterweight Felix Lamm (10-0-1, 4 KOs) claimed vacant German domestic belt with a third round KO over Ahmet Cicek (4-2, 2 KOs). A right hand laid out Cicek.

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March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Coyle, Campbell win to set up summer clash

Lightweight Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown and got the win when Martin Gethin (25-7-1, 11 KOs) couldn’t continue after round five citing an ear injury on Saturday night at the Ice Arena in Hull, England.

Coyle is now looking for a summer showdown with 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (10-0, 8 KOs), who kayoed Levis Morales (11-2-1, 4 KOs) in round three on the undercard. Campbell dropped Morales in round two, and finished him in round three.

Other results:
Rocky Fielding W8 Olegs Fodotovs (super middleweight)
Sam Eggington TKO5 Shayne Singleton (welterweight)
Bradley Saunders TKO5 Stephane Benito (super lightweight)
Erick Ochieng D8 Tom Knight (super welterweight)



March 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Hooker hammers Benavides

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Robert Hughes

In the main event of the Undercard Promotions at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas super lightweight “Mighty Mo” Maurice Hooker (16-0-2, 13KO) showed why he may be ready to take the next step and potentially fight for a title later this year by stopping Nicaraguan Santos Benavides (23-7-2, 17KO) in the 2nd round of their scheduled 8.

Tall and slender, in the clone of “Hitman” Hearns, Hooker came out firing snapping his jab and landing his devastating right hand early in the 1st round against the shorter Benavides. Benavides used an unusual crouching style that made him an even smaller target and made it difficult for Hooker to catch him as the round continued. On the other hand, Benavides was able to dart in and land some quick shots to the body of Hooker and got him against the ropes briefly at the end of the round. (more…)



March 7th, 2015

UFC

March Madness: Ten Classic UFC Performances

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