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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Boxing News

Crawford-Gamboa set for June 28

Undefeated world champions Terence Crawford, Omaha’s favorite son, and Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa, who both boast identical records of 23-0 with 16 KOs, will host a news conference on Thursday announcing their world lightweight championship fight taking place June 28, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford vs. Gamboa will the first world championship fight the city of Omaha has hosted in 42 years since Joe Frazier defended his world heavyweight championship crown against Ron Stander in 1972. The fight will be promoted by Top Rank in association with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate. It will be televised live on HBO.



May 6th, 2014



Boxing News

Another legend falls: R.I.P Jimmy Ellis – 1940-2014

By James Slater

It’s been a rough few years just recently when it comes to heavyweight boxing greats passing away. Recently, we’ve sadly seen legends Joe Frazier, Ron Lyle and Ken Norton leave us, and today, his son Jeff Ellis has confirmed, former WBA heavyweight ruler Jimmy Ellis passed away at the age of 74. Jimmy, perhaps best known for being the great Muhammad Ali’s good friend and even better sparring partner, died at Baptist Health hospital in his hometown of Louisville. Jimmy had been suffering from dementia for a number of years. (more…)



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC orders Figueroa to make mandatory defense

The WBC has notified lightweight world champion Omar Figueroa and mandatory challenger Daniel Estrada that the period for free negotiations has begun.

If no agreement is reached, a purse bid will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014. in Mexico City.



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Wallisch aims to put Sandman to sleep

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke


Unbeaten German domestic heavyweight champion Michael Wallisch (12-0, 8 KOs) will make the third defense of his domestic title against veteran slugger Konstantin “Sandman” Airich (20-8-2, 16 KOs) on SES Boxing’s May 30 all-heavyweight card at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany. “I love having the German title,: said Wallisch. “It’s also my job to revive this traditional title again with the sports public. My goals are naturally international titles, but always, my policy is “one step at a time” and so now it’s ‘put the Sandman to sleep!’”

In the main event, former world title challenger Francesco Pianeta (29-1-1, 16 KOs) will meet Frenchman Mickael Vieira (14-3-1, 7 KOs). Also, Steffen Kretschmann (17-2, 15 KOs) and hot prospect Tom Black (5-0, 3 KOs) will face TBAs.



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Cleverly ready for cruiserweight debut

Nathan Cleverly makes his cruiserweight debut against Sean Corbin at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on May 17 – and the Welsh star promises to pack a punch at his new weight. The former WBO champion Cleverly moves up from light heavyweight for the first time and is ready to show that he’ll have extra power up at 200lbs.

“I can still make light heavyweight – but there’s a difference between making the weight and performing at my best at the weight,” said Cleverly. “There’s no way I can perform at my best at 12st 7lbs. My body fat percentage is too low and I feel sluggish when I try to get down to the weight, my mouth gets dry and my legs get heavy. (more…)



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne and Arreola ready for war

By David Finger
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In an affair that was defined by the mutual respect both fighters had for each other, Haitian-Canadian heavyweight Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris Arreola (36-3-1, 31 KOs) held a telephonic press conference last week to answer questions about their upcoming WBC world heavyweight title fight on May 10th at the USC Galen Center in California. Both fighters recognize the historical significance of the ESPN fight, with both alluding to not only the opportunity to bring the world title back to the United States, but also to the significance of the winner being either the first Mexican-American heavyweight champion of the first Haitian heavyweight champion in boxing history.

The event kicked off with a brief introduction by promoter Dan Goossen, who promised that this fight would signify a comeback of an explosive heavyweight division. “You have two great heavyweights ready to go toe to toe,” Goossen said. “We know it’s going to be a great fight between two deserving top ranked contenders.”

Goossen, while respectful of the Klitschkos, did also express his concern over the current state of the heavyweight division, and his belief that Arreola and Stiverne could be the long overdue cure for the lack of interest in the division. “The division has been “stagnant since Mike (Tyson) left,” Goossen said, before adding that “we need to bring the title back to the United States and keep it here.” (more…)



May 6th, 2014

UFC

Ben Wall: Fighting for Country in Cincy

Breaking through to the biggest stage in mixed martial arts is a unique battle in its own right. Success may have been found in great frequency in the comfortable surroundings of a fighter’s home region, but when a fighter steps under the bright lights of the Octagon, it’s an entirely different ball game as everything is amplified tenfold . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns returns June 27

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport have called a press conference for Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland to announce a June 27 fight card at Scotland’s Braehead Arena in Glasgow featuring former world champion Ricky Burns, who hopes to get back on the world title trail. Hearn will announce Burns’ opponent tomorrow.

Also om the card, Stephen Simmons and Wadi Camacho are set to clash in a cruiserweight contest and Willie Limond defends his Commonwealth light welterweight title against Curtis Woodhouse, who puts his British title on the line.



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

June 21 Monte Carlo update

World-ranked Martin Murray’s June 21 middleweight bout against Max Bursak in Monte Carlo has been sanctioned by the WBC for the vacant Silver belt. This is in recognition of Murray’s standing among the world’s elite middleweights and follows former holder Patrick Nielsen opting to fight for the WBA Interim title next month. Murray is rated #4 by the WBC.

The Briton heads the “KO at the Casino” tournament in Monaco, a first class bill that now also includes unbeaten former IBO super-middleweight champion Tommy Oosthuizen (22-0-2, 13 KOs) of South Africa. A scheduled WBA interim cruiserweight title clash between Mateusz Masternak (32-1, 23 KOs) and Ilunga Makabu (16-1, 15 KOs) is now off. (more…)



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

“Superman” Stevenson talks Fonfara, WBC title defense

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Krzysztof Jaszczuk/Ringpolska

“I know that Fonfara is young, that he’s strong and he’ll come hungry to fight. I know that it’ll not be easy fight. I expect a tough one,” said Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) during an interview talking about his May 24 WBC light heavyweight title defense against #3 WBC/#1 WBO rated Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (24-2, 15 KOs). Stevenson-Fonfara will be the main event of Yvon Michel-promoted card in Montreal’s Bell Centre, televised live by Showtime.



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao received two honorary military medals but failed to show up for the awarding ceremonies on Sunday in General Santos City, Philippines. More

A look inside Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas car collection. More

Will Amir Khan have to wait until 2015 to get a shot at Mayweather? More

The Carl Froch-George Groves war of words continues. More



May 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Mike Alvarado workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado of Denver,Co works out in Los Angeles for his upcoming 12-round welterweight battle against four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico.

Promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, Márquez and Alvarado will collide at The Forum in Inglewood, Ca. on Saturday, May 17 and will be televised live on HBO®. photos



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux returns against Guzman July 19

WBA/WBO unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) will fight Jonathan Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) on July 19th in Macao, China. Manager Gary Hyde says this will be Rigondeaux’s last fight under the Top Rank banner. “When you consider Donaire, who Rigo schooled, fought four times in 2012 it begs the question why is the P4P #3 so inactive,” commented Hyde. “Rigo is the most avoided world champion in boxing right now. None of the other ‘beltholders’ or their promoters will even mention his name never mind call him out. Let’s hope that Rigo will get at least three fights per year for the next three years from his new promoter so that boxing fans will get the chance to see his freakish talent and appreciate this boxing genius.”



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma added to Canelo-Lara card

Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez will face unbeaten Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas on July 12 as part of the PPV show headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Erislandy Lara to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Lopez (34-3, 31 KOs), who reigned as WBO super bantamweight and featherweight champion, will defend his WBO International junior lightweight title versus Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KOs), #2 ranked by the WBO in the 130lb division. Lopez is rated WBO #4.

“It’s official, Juanma Lopez will fight against Francisco Vargas. This (Lopez vs. Vargas) is a fight in which the winner must have a shot at the WBO world title at 130 pounds. It’s another battle between Puerto Rico and Mexico and between two former Olympians (Lopez in 2004 and Vargas in 2008),” said Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions. (more…)



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF names 2013 award recipients

The IBF/USBA has announced its award recipients for 2013 to be presented at the Awards Dinner during the organization’s 31st Annual Convention at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on May 21

The Jersey Joe Walcott Award, the organization’s highest honor, will go to Bernard Hopkins for his remarkable accomplishments in the ring. The IBF Female Fighter of the Year is Debora Dionicius, who has also successfully defended her title more than 3 times in spectacular fashion and will receive a championship ring for this accomplishment. The IBF Fight of The Year is Juan Carlos Sanchez vs. Zolani Tete. The IBF Comeback Fighter of the Year is Felix Sturm. (more…)



May 5th, 2014

UFC

Aldo-Mendes 2 set for Staples Center June 13

The rematch between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes will headline UFC 176 at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on August 2. Tickets for the event go on sale on June 13 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar: Floyd should be 43-3

The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya took to Twitter Sunday and took a few shots at Floyd Mayweather and Floyd’s unbeaten record.

“I watched several fights again and Floyd should be 43-3,” he tweeted. “You have to realize that records don’t mean anything in today’s world. Don’t forget Julio Cesar Chavez was 87-0 before he lost his first. You never ever hear Julio Cesar Chavez saying he’s the best ever, and he was 87-0 before he lost.”

A few hours later Oscar added, “Please don’t forget that I had a rematch clause for one year and he decided to retire for one year and one day.”



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana postfight press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

WBC/WBA unified welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Argentinian slugger Marcos “Chino” Maidana met with the media late Saturday night to talk about their hard fought encounter earlier that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “I want to thank God, and the media, the fans all around the world and of course TMT,” Mayweather said, calling up everyone on the Money Team to join him on stage. “Maidana is a true champion a competitor I have a few bumps and bruises but that comes with the territory. Today was a more competitive fight. I think tonight we gave everyone excitement.

Regarding a possible rematch, Mayweather stated, “I don’t dodge anybody but if he wants a rematch in September come get it.” (more…)



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

New Faces: Sammy Vasquez Jr.

By Robert Coster
Photo: Team Vazquez

Boxing fans who watched the April 18 Showbox telecast Monroeville, Pa last April 18th had the good luck of seeing up and coming unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez jr., in action. Vasquez (13-0, 9 KOs) was stepping into the ring against fellow prospect Juan Rodriguez who was 11-0, 5 KOs. The Pennsylvania native offered a short glimpse of his talent by dispatching Rodriguez in the very first round. Said Vasquez’s elated manager Bob Healy after the fight. “I hope the fans took a good look at Sammy tonight because we’re talking about a future world champion.” (more…)



May 5th, 2014

UFC

Doomsday Meets the Horror in AC

The UFC’s July 16 event at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City will get an exciting jolt of welterweight action as veteran standouts Rick “The Horror” Story and John “Doomsday” Howard have verbally agreed to meet on the UFC Fight Night card . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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May 5th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mayweather vs. Maidana

Mayweather 1ARingside by Miguel Maravilla
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

“The Moment” arrived Saturday night as WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina met in a unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Maidana came to fight giving Mayweather all he could handle however Mayweather remained unbeaten with winning a majority decision in one of his toughest fights of his career.

Maidana came right at Mayweather in the opening round smothering him and landing overhand rights while working the body as Mayweather attempted to counter as he stood up against the ropes . . . Click here for more



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola Fight Week is upon us

This week’s big fight is the world heavyweight title fight between Bermane “b.Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3-1, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The bout will be for the vacant WBC title formerly held by Vitali Klitschko.

There will be two fight week activities open to the public.

On Tuesday there will be fighter workouts at the USC Galen Center/Men’s basketball practice court (3400 S. Figueroa St.). Arreola will work out at 2:30pm and Bermane Stiverne will work out at 3:30pm.

Friday’s weigh-in will also be open to the public. The fighters will weigh-in at 2PM at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC (3540 S. Figueroa St.).



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Mayweather-Maidana aftermath

Marcos Maidana cries foul in loss to Floyd Mayweather . . . More

Is Mayweather showing signs of decline? More

“I’m the only person who has a chance of beating Mayweather,” says Amir Khan. More

Does Amir Khan’s big win over Luis Collazo hurt his chances at a Mayweather showdown? More

60 fans injured after Mayweather’s win over Maidana at MGM . . . More



May 4th, 2014

UFC

Lamas vs. Dias added to San Antonio card

Heading to the UFC Fight Night main card in San Antonio on June 28 will be featherweight contender Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas, as he returns to the Octagon to face Brazil’s Hacran Dias. . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara press tour kicks off Tuesday

Mexican superstar and former WBA/WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, Cuban WBA junior middleweight world champion Erislandy Lara and promoter Oscar de la Hoya will hit the road for a four-city press tour this week to announce their July 12 PPV bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. All four appearances are open to the public.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Tuesday, May 6, 1PM
El Pueblo Historical Monument – Kiosko Plaza
424 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

San Antonio, Texas – Wednesday, May 7, 1PM
Downtown Historic Market Square
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

New York, N.Y. – Thursday, May 8, 1:30PM
Hard Rock Times Square
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Puerto Rico – Friday, May 9, 1PM
The Ritz-Carlton
6961 Avenue of the Gobernadores, San Juan PR



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Ali sends Tweet asking Floyd Mayweather to “rumble” with Manny Pacquiao

By James Slater

Living legend and all-time great Muhammad Ali takes to his official Twitter account now and then, when the mood takes him, and last night, after watching the far greater than expected Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight, Ali wanted to send something out on social media.

The Greatest’s Tweet read as follows:

“Congratulations @FloydMayweather. Maybe after you rest up we can see you rumble with @MannyPacquiao!”

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May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Scorecard Analysis

By Karl Freitag

Marcos Maidana got off to a good start as all three judges, Michael Pernick, Burt Clements and Dave Moretti gave him round one. After four rounds Pernick had Maidana ahead 39-37, while Clements and Moretti had Floyd Mayweather ahead 39-37.

The fight was still in doubt after eight rounds. Pernick had it 77-75 for Maidana, while Moretti had it 77-75 for Mayweather, and Clements had Floyd way in front 78-74.

Floyd won it by sweeping rounds nine and ten on all three cards. Barring knockdowns, the bout was essentially over before the fighters split the last two rounds on each card. Pernick ended up at 114-114 (6-6 in rounds), Clements had it 117-111 (9-3 in rounds) for Floyd. Moretti had it 116-112 (8-4 in rounds) for Floyd.

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Also, according to Showtime’s “ShoStats,” Maidana threw more than DOUBLE the number thrown by Mayweather. Maidana threw 858 punches compared to Mayweather’s 426. Mayweather, however, landed at a 54% clip, while Maidana connected at 26%. Maidana did outland Floyd in power punches 185-178.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar de la Hoya discusses Richard Schaefer, Bob Arum, Al Haymon and more

Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya discusses the state of Golden Boy Promotions during a press conference that took place Saturday in the MGM Grand press room. This playlist contains three short videos that will play automatically.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Bilal Laggoune demolishes Dufaux in 9

Current Belgian and WBC Mediterranean cruiserweight champion successfully defended his national title in a rematch against Christophe Dufaux last night in a hall of the beautiful 12th century monastery of Floreffe, Belgium.
From the start Dufaux was beaten from post to post and after a huge 5th there was no fight anymore but Laggoune was allowed to keep on hurting merciful less his opponent. Dufaux kept on marching too bravely forward but was completely out-boxed and completely bloodied.
In the 7th the referee administrated a standing 8-count instead of calling it off and allowed the fight to go on. From that point on it was pity-full to watch. Never before I have watched such a slaughter and it continued till the 9th and after 2 more standing counts before it was finally called off.
The 21y old Laggoune moves to 15-0-1(8) and is now scheduled to appear in a couple of non-title fights before defending his WBC Mediterranean title in Algeria in November.
On the undercard unbeaten Bogdan Galaev was lucky to get a split draw against Houssain Ghulian. The 20y old Galaev started well with fast combinations but started to fade from the 3th round on. Ghulian won the last 3 rounds of this 6 rounder and seemed to have notched it only to hear he was awarded a split draw.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather, Maidana Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his victory Saturday night over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden, Floyd Mayweather made his way to the post fight press conference to talk about his victory and the future. “Today was a more competitive fight I think tonight we gave everyone excitement. Maidana is a true champion a competitor I have a few bumps and bruises but that comes with the territory. I don’t dodge anybody but if he wants a rematch in September come get it. I don’t know what I will do my next fight. I don’t know who it is.”

Maidana also spoke. “I don’t know what to say. The truth the fight was a good one and I did everything possible to win, but the work we did wasn’t enough for the judges…all I want is for this fucker to give me a rematch.”

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Amir Khan discussed his unanimous decision win over Luis Collazo and a possible showdown with Mayweather:

“Collazo I have a lot of respect for. I knew it was going to be a hard tough fight. I would love the fight with Mayweather. If it happens, it happens.” Khan did rule out the possibility of fighting Floyd in September due to Ramadan.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez, Rojas victorious in Culiacan, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Super welterweight Omar “Businesman” Chavez (32-2, 22 KOs), son of Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (35-3, 30 KOs) in front of 5,000+ fans at the Palenque de Gallos de la Feria in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were 96-93, 96-92 and 95-93 for Chavez, who claimed the WBO international belt.

Former world champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas (43-14, 29 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Jose Cabrera (23-4-2, 10 KOs). Rojas dropped Cabrera in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in the eighth after landing a series of unanswered punches. photos



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather has to work hard to defeat Maidana; Khan dominates Collazo; Broner outpoints Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

In a WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight, Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) had to dig deep to win a twelve round majority decision over a tenacious Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on Saturday night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Maidana came out very aggressive in round one and unleashed a barrage of punches at Mayweather from all angles and had some success. Mayweather did more in round two, but took some hard body shots. In the middle of the ring, Floyd was in total command. When Maidana was able to force Floyd to the ropes he had success, especially to the body. Maidana was warned for pushing by referee Tony Weeks in round three. Mayweather was cut over the right eye in round four by an unintentional headbutt. Maidana just relentless in his unconventional attacks in round five. Mayweather was able to keep some distance in in round six and dominated. Maidana seemed to be slowing down in the seventh. Maidana did well in round eight, punishing Mayweather on the ropes. Mayweather changed his tactics in round nine and outboxed Maidana in the middle of the ring. Round ten was close, Floyd might have edged it in the late seconds. Another close round in the event, Mayweather again may have stole it with late punches. Floyd’s movement gave Maidana problems in the twelfth. The bout ended with both working hard on the ropes.

Scores were 114-114, 117-111, 116-112. Floyd is now unified WBC/WBA champion at both welterweight and super welterweight.

In a welterweight clash of former world champions, Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) scored three knockdowns against Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) en route to an impressive twelve round unanimous decision. Khan boxed well from the opening bell, dropping Collazo in round four. After the knockdown, Collazo stalked Khan with his arms down for the rest of the round to prove he wasn’t hurt. Khan continued to outbox Collazo. Collazo was deducted a point in round eight for a low blow. Khan was deducted in the same round for holding. Khan dropped Collazo with a body shot in round ten, then put him down again moments later. Collazo hit Khan low in the twelfth and Khan needed time to recover. Scores were 117-106, 119-104, 119-104.

In his first fight since losing to Marcos Maidana last December, former world champion Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in a bout fought at jr welterweight. Things got going in round three when the now clean-shaven Broner threw Molina to the canvas and got a warning from referee Kenny Bayless. Broner pretty much took over the fight after that, but never came close to stopping Molina. Margins were 99-91, 98-92, 100-90, all for Broner.

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May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Off-TV Mayweather-Maidana undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Cruiserweight Andrew Omotunde Tabiti of Chicago stopped John Shipman in five rounds in a scheduled six rounder. A barrage of ounche from Tabiti forced referee Russell Mora to stop the fight at 2:11 of the fourth round. Tabiti improves his mark to 6-0, 6 KO, Shipman drops to 3-2, 2 KOs.

Romanian super middleweight Ronald Gavril scored a fourth round TKO over Tyrell Hendrix in a scheduled eight round bout. A series of punches forced referee Russell Mora to stop the fight at 1:48 of the fourth round. Gavril remains unbeaten as he improves to 9-0, 7 KOs, Hendrix drops to 10-4-2, 3 KOs.

2012 British Olympian middleweight Anthony Ogogo stopped Jonel Tapia in three rounds in a scheduled eight rounder. An accumulation of punches forced referee Jay Nady to stop the fight 46 seconds of round three. Ogogo goes to 6-0, 3 KOs with the win. Tapia falls to 8-5-1, 5 KOs.

Note: Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya is in the building. Regarding his situation with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, Oscar says “there’s nothing that can’t be worked out.” Oscar also stated Schaefer isn’t getting fired and he wants him to stay, and he doesn’t know how many fighters on his shows are contracted solely with manager Al Haymon and not Golden Boy. He stated he will shake Schaefer’s hand tonight and maybe hug him.

Welterweight Ashley Theophane scored a fourth round TKO over Angino Perez. An accumulation of punches forced referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight. With the win, Theophane goes to 35-6-1, 11 KOs. Perez falls to 15-5, 13 KOs. (more…)



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham overcomes Sjekloca and hand injury to retain WBO 168lb belt in Berlin

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #12 rated Nikola Sjekloca (26-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany. Abraham stalked Sjekloca early and his power usually won the exchanges. However, the champion hurt his right hand midway through the fight and fought mostly with one hand the rest of the way. Sjekloca was unable to exploit Abraham’s injury, just fighting at a leisurely pace and not upping his aggression nearly enough. In the end, Abraham prevailed 116-113, 116-112, 119-110.

In a surprise, former European champion and world title challenger Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (25-3-1, 9 KOs) only managed an eight round draw in a tuneup bout with Pablo Sosa (3-3-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 76-76, 75-77. (more…)



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Casimero destroys Fuentes; IBF title still vacant

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero, who lost his title on the scale Friday, annihilated Colombian Mauricio Fuentes in the first round of their clash Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Casimero (20-2-1, 12 KOs) dropped the IBF #12 rated Fuentes (16-3, 10 KOs) three times before the carnage was stopped. Time was 2:59. The IBF title remains vacant as only Fuentes was eligible to win it.



May 3rd, 2014




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