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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146 Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4 Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael ...

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday ...

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6 (WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title) Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8 (WBO ...

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Golovkin and Geale make weight

Golovkin and Geale make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: HBO/Will Hart Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs. Daniel Geale 159.2 (WBA middleweight championship) Bryant Jennings 222.6 vs. Mike Perez 242.2 Ola Afolabi 198.6 vs. ...

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Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com West Philadelphia road warrior, Dhafir Smith, 27-24-7, 4 KOs, heads back out on the road ...

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Boxing News

Josesito Lopez returns April 24

Goossen Tutor Promotions has announce a special Thursday edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights set for April 24 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. The main event is 10-round welterweight clash between former world title challenger and Southern California fan favorite Josesito “The Riverside Rocky” Lopez (31-6, 18 KOs) of Riverside, California against cross-town rival Aron “El Asesino” Martinez (19-2-1, 4 KOs) of East Los Angeles, California.

“This is Josesito’s opportunity to put himself right back into the mix of one of the hottest divisions in boxing today,” said Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Tutor Promotions. “Quite frankly, Martinez knows the same thing. What’s at stake here is someone’s career, which will bring out the very best from both fighters in what will be terrific for the Southern California boxing fans and those watching the ESPN telecast.” (more…)



April 2nd, 2014



Boxing News

Braehmer, Maccarinelli presser quotes

Photo: Team Sauerland

Here are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between WBA light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer and former cruiserweight titlist Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5 at the Stadthalle Rostock, Germany.

Juergen Braehmer: Maccarinelli can let his fists fly as much as he wants, I will be the one landing to decisive punches and that is all that matters. The WBA world title will not change hands but my hand will be raised on Saturday.

Enzo Maccarinelli: It is an honor to get the chance fighting again for a world championship. I respect Braehmer but he won his last fights because his opponents were afraid to press the action against him. I am different – I have the mentality of a world champion. Do not blink as soon as the first bell rings. (more…)



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight

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Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Philippines Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will bring a political party to Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (Wednesday) on ABC, beginning at 11:35 P.M. ET / 10:35 P.M. CT.

This will mark the eighth time Pacquiao has appeared on Kimmel’s popular late-night talk show — more than any other active fighter — in their series of entertaining appearances together dating back to November 3, 2009



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Officials have been selected for Pacquiao-Bradley. More

Update story on Enzo Maccarinelli, the “fighter who refused to stay down.” More

Kronk Gym Foundation enters a new phase with a new lease. More

Manny Pacquiao says he’ll have to pass on a superfight with Floyd Mayweather if it means parting ways with Top Rank. More

 



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Giovanni Segura: Expect a knockout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Hard punching former world champion Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (31-3-1, 27 KOs) of Guerrero, Mexico is back in action this Saturday as he takes on countryman Felipe Salguero (19-5-1, 14 KOs) in a ten round clash. Segura-Salguero will headline the UniMas Solo Boxeo telecast from the Caliente Race Track Arena in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Fightnews.com spoke to Segura at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, California.

“I’m glad to be back on Solo Boxeo and like always I will give the fans a good fight,” Giovani Segura told Fightnews.com.

His opponent Salguero has been around and had two world title opportunities. He was stopped last October by IBF jr. flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero and in 2012 he lost a unanimous decision to Donnie Nietes for the WBO light flyweight title. (more…)



April 2nd, 2014

UFC

The best of UFC on FOX . . . so far

This month, the UFC returns to FOX with a 13-fight lineup at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, headlined by a No. 1 contender bout in the heavyweight division pitting Fabricio Werdum against Travis Browne . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Cunningham: I’m not finished

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

When Steve Cunningham, 26-6, 12 KOs, takes on Amir Mansour, 20-0, 15 KOs, Friday night at the Liacouras Center in North Philly, the stakes for the former two-time cruiserweight champ won’t just be Mansour’s USBA heavyweight title, an IBF world ranking, and the bragging rights to the biggest Philly fight in years. No, Cunningham will also be fighting for his future as a professional boxer.

Most observers believe that the nationally televised fight is a must-win for the 37 year old fighter, and that a loss – especially by knockout – would end his days as a serious player in the sport. (more…)



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Samuel Vargas headlines in Toronto April 8

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Colombian-born, Toronto-based welterweight Samuel Vargas (16-1-1, 8 KOs) will look to settle unfinished business when he rematches veteran Tebor Brosch (7-5-5, 2 KOs) on April 8 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The two fought back in 2011 to a disputed draw where many on hand felt Vargas deserved the nod. The 24-year-old Vargas has had a unique journey to where he is today. Vargas and his family relocated from Colombia to Toronto when Vargas was 15 in hopes of better opportunities. The early adjustment wasn’t an easy one for Vargas as he didn’t speak any english at all. Aside from that times were tough at home as his family had to receive government assistance at one point. (more…)



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #2 heavyweight Luis Ortiz workout

Photos: Jennifer Arredondo

Some of the fighters featured on Thursday’s “Night of the Heavyweights” at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, took part in a media workouts on Monday at the Ponce de Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello. The card is headlined by unbeaten WBA #2 heavyweight Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (20-0, 17 KOs) against veteran Monte Barrett (35-10-2, 20 KOs).

“I know that my opponent has a lot of experience,” said the 34-year-old Ortiz. “At the professional level you need to overcome experienced champions and continue moving forward and overcoming obstacles. I respect him as all boxers deserve respect but my thoughts are about being a world champion and being the best boxer in the world, I am the ‘Next Champion of the World’ and this Thursday I am surely going to be victorious.” (more…)



April 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Chicago’s old school boxing training together

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Father and son duo, Elijah (12-3, 11 KO) and Oliver McCall (57-13, 37 KO), manager Lee Holliday, with adviser Tom Tsatas and Fres Oquendo (36-7, 23 KO) pictured together in Chicago’s Southside Gym. Oliver McCall, the former WBC champion looks to make his winning streak two straight by beating Marcin Rekowski (13-1, 11 KOs) on April 26 in Poland, and WBA #7 rated heavyweight Fres Oquendo hopes to fight really soon. “We are working on different scenarios right now,” said ‘Fast Fres’ talking with Fightnews.com. “I’m doing a lot of sparring rounds, being ready to fight as soon as possible. It would be great if I could fight in New York, on the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez card at MSG. Being Puerto Rican, knowing Miguel since he was a little boy, battling in New York – it would be something special.”



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Fans line up for the big fight

Photos: Mikey Williams – Top Rank

Fans line at The Forum on the first day of sales to buy tickets to see four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico and former Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado of Denver,Co square off at The Forum in their upcoming 12-round welterweight battle on Saturday, May 17. Promoted by Top Rank® in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, Márquez and Alvarado will be televised live on HBO.

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April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley II officials named

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today appointed the officials for the April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The referee will be Kenny Bayless (Nevada). Judges are Glenn Trowbridge (Nevada), Mike Pernick (Florida) and John Keane (UK).



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Braehmer-Maccarinelli officials named

Officials have been named for the WBA light heavyweight world title fight between Juergen Braehmer and Enzo Maccarinelli on Saturday night at Stadthalle in Rostock, Germany. The referee will be Giuseppe Quarterone (Italy) and the judges are Jean Legland (France), Octavio Rodríguez (Panama) and Ove Ovessen (Denmark). WBA supervisor is Renzo Bagnariol.



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Rubio-Spada officials named

Officials have been named for the WBC interim middleweight world title fight between Marco Antonio Rubio and Domenico Spada on Saturday night at the Gran Estadio in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. The referee will be Jon Schorle and the judges are Chris Tellez, David Mendoza and Nathan Palmer. All hail from the U.S.



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Frampton-Cazarez ready for WBC final eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Carl “Jackal” Frampton (17-0, 12 KOs ) and former two-division world champion Hugo “Incredible” Cazares (40-7-2, 27 KOs) are set to collide Friday in a WBC final eliminator at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “First I’m trying to beat jet lag,” said Cazares. “The weather is good, it’ll be a very tough fight and we will give everything to finish with my hand raised.”



April 1st, 2014

UFC

Hall returns at UFC 175

Ultimate Fighter season 17 finalist Uriah Hall will look to follow up his UFC 168 win over Chris Leben last December with another victory in Las Vegas when he takes on Brazil’s Thiago “Marreta” Santos in a verbally agreed to bout at UFC 175 on July 5. The first round TKO of Leben marked the first UFC win of Hall’s career, and while he’s hungry for more, “Marreta” has some serious momentum of his own, having stopped Ronny Markes in just 53 seconds on March 23.

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

TV: Kovalev-Agnew draws 1,000,000+ viewers

From Nielsen Media Research: Last Saturday on HBO, the card from Atlantic City featured Sergey Kovalev headlining for the first on the network and his resounding win over Cedric Agnew registered 1,006,000 viewers. That audience performance makes it the third top performing bout on cable TV in this young boxing season. HBO has carried all three of the top performing bouts.

The audience for the Kovalev vs. Agnew main event fight peaked at 1,048,000 viewers. The average audience for the undefeated Kovalev’s 24th win was on par with the average viewership for the HBO Boxing After Dark series in 2014 (1,012,000 viewers).



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Broner, Molina, Love, Periban Quick Quotes

Former Three-Division World Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, junior welterweight contender Carlos Molina, undefeated super middleweight contender J’Leon Love and NABF Super Middleweight Champion Marco Antonio Periban hosted an international media conference call to discuss their recently announced pay-per-view undercard bouts on “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana,” May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Adrien Broner: “I’m happy Carlos Molina to took this fight, I hope he doesn’t come to lose but he’s gonna lose. Everybody is looking for Adrien Broner to be this new, humble guy. Well, if you’re looking for Adrien Broner to be this new, humble guy, you won’t get it! I’m still the same fresh, fly, flashy, young, rich and famous young man…after this fight everyone will see that I’m still ‘The Problem’ and anyone can get it.”

Carlos Molina: “I know the whole world sees me as the underdog but that motivates me more, I’m giving it my all May 3.”

J’Leon Love: “I don’t want to ever take another opportunity for granted again. The Rosado fight was an eye opener”

Marco Antonio Periban: “I learned that you cannot leave the outcome to the judges, I have to use different styles earlier in the fight.”



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez-Alvarado Ticket Alert

Tickets Go On Sale Today at 3 P.M. ET / Noon PT With a Special Limited Offer To Receive a Complimentary Companion Ticket!

marquez-alvarado300posterBoxing is back at the Forum (3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90305) and the historic inaugural brawl will feature four-division world champion and Méxican icon Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez battling former junior welterweight world champion and the pride of Colorado “Mile High” Mike Alvarado.

Márquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, a longtime Forum stalwart who never lost a fight at the legendary boxing venue, and Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), of Denver, CO., will collide in a 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title elimination bout on Saturday, May 17. The Márquez-Alvarado welterweight rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. The winner will challenge the victor of the upcoming WBO welterweight championship rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Jr. Márquez and Alvarado boast a combined record of 89-9-1 (63 KOs) — a winning percentage of 90% and a victory by knockout ratio of 71%.

Promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, tickets to Márquez vs. Alvarado will go on sale Today! Tuesday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. Priced at $400, $250, $150, $75 and $35, tickets can be purchased at the Forum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800-745-3000), and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.fabulousforum.com. And to celebrate boxing’s return to the Forum, any $150 or $75 ticket, purchased at the box office or via Ticketmaster Today Tuesday, April 1, between Noon and 4:00 p.m. PT, will include a complimentary companion ticket to the inaugural brawl. Limit six (6) purchased tickets per order.



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour: I really don’t think he can last with me

Story by John DiSanto / PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Bryanna Carzo

The legend of Amir “Hardcore” Mansour will either be written or unraveled Friday night when he takes on Steve Cunningham in a 10-round heavyweight fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Depending on who you ask, the enigmatic power puncher is either a combination of Sonny Liston and Mike Tyson, or an over-hyped, unproven, 230-pound commodity. The answer is still up for grabs, and Friday’s fight should help to settle the debate, one way or another.

Mansour and Cunningham clash before a live North Philly ringside audience in the nationally televised main event on NBC Sports Network. In addition to Mansour’s USBA title belt, the fight’s stakes also include the puncher’s very reputation and future identity. (more…)



April 1st, 2014

UFC

The Quotable Mr. Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t just the best fighter in the world, pound-for-pound; he’s also a quote machine with a unique outlook on his place in the MMA world. Here’s just a sample before his April 26 title defense against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172 in Baltimore . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev-Agnew/Dulorme-Mayfield Recap & Gallery

Kurt Wolfheimer and Sam Geraci at Ringside
Photos by Emily Harney

Saturday night before a near sellout crowd (2,416) at the Ballroom inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NG, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) retained his WBO light heavyweight title and continued his destructive path through the division with a seventh round knockout of Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-1, 13 KOs). In the co-feature, #2 WBA junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Karim Mayfield (18-1-1, 13 KOs).

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April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Induction Ceremony

Photos: Peter Frutkoff

A sold-out crowd turned out this past Sunday night to honor 20 members of the Class of 2014 inducted into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

“This was our largest crowd we’ve ever had with more than 500 people,” Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. “Everyone was so receptive, commenting about how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and there was a lot of emotion displayed. The whole point of starting the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame was to recognize New Yorkers in boxing and to honor them for their contributions. New York has been the centerpiece of boxing for the past 50 years. Some of our inductees may not have been international stars, but they helped make boxing what it is in New York. We wanted to do the right things and recognize the New York guys who made boxing was it is today.”

Living boxers inducted into the NYSBHOF were Tracy Harris (63-8-2, 43 KOs), the former WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion from New Paltz; former WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion Billy Backus (49-20-5, 23 KOs), of Canastota; former WBC Featherweight Champion Kevin Kelley, of Flushing, Queens; former WBC Featherweight Champion Juan LaPorte (40-17, 22 KOs), of Brooklyn; Huntington’s World Heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney (28-3, 24 KOs), Brooklyn’s two-time World Middleweight title challenger Mustafa Hamsho (44-5-2, 28 KOs) and Glen Cove’s Howard Davis, Jr. (36-6-1, 14 KOs), a 1976 Olympic gold medalist as well as Outstanding Boxer, and a three-time World Lightweight title challenger. (more…)



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

The Fighting Jacobs: The tradition lives on

By Robert Coster
Photo: La Voix du Nord

“Boxing is in our genes. There’s nothing we can do about it,” says former WBC super-bantamweight champion Thierry Jacob. The unusual story of the fighting Jacob family, spanning 3 generations, started in the late 50s in Calais, a northern city of France, with bantamweight Jacques Jacob, the (now deceased) patriarch. “He inoculated us with the boxing virus,” claims Thierry. Today, the standard-bearer of the battling French clan is junior lightweight and IBF 15th ranked Romain Jacob (21-0, 7 KOs), who happens to be Thierry’s son.

The 25-year-old Romain recently added to the family museum of boxing belts by winning the European title. (more…)



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Theran and Berrio on Jones-Lebedev undercard

Two interesting fights have been added to the big April 25 fight card at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow headlined by the anticipated rematch between reigning WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) and former champion Guillermo Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs).

Former IBF super middleweight world champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio (34-6, 30 KOs) of Colombia takes on Russian Alexey Stakanchikov (3-1, 2 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout scheduled for 8 rounds.

Also, world ranked and undefeated Alex Theran (16-0, 9 KOs) of Colombia will take on Russian Arif Magomedov (10-0, 7 KOs). The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds at the middleweight limit.



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

‘Litttle Pacman’ headlines Boxeo Telemundo this Friday

Joebert “Litttle Pacman” Alvarez of General Santos City, Philippines (13-0-1, 6 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Julien “Chicano” Rivera of Mexico City, Mexico (13-8-1, 2 KOs) in “Boxeo Telemundo’s” main event this Friday. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and the vacant WBC Continental Americas flyweight title. Site of the fightcard will be the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, Mexico. Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones are presenting the event.

There is much said these days about the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing rivalry, but the Philippines vs. Mexico boxing rivalry is very much holding its own. Last week’s “Boxeo Telemundo’s” main event saw world ranked Filipino bantamweight Marvin Mabait upset by two-time world title challenger Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico. The unbeaten Alvarez, who is from the same hometown as Manny Pacquiao, will be fighting for the first time out of his native Philippines and he will be looking to avoid the same fate of his countryman Mabait last week at the same venue. Fightnews spoke with Alvarez with the fight just days away. Special thanks to Alvarez’ trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. who stood in as translator for this interview and chimed in as well. (more…)



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Sturm-Soliman II set for May 31

IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm will face #1 contender Sam Soliman in a grudge rematch on May 31. The bout will take place at the KoenigPalast in Krefeld, Germany. More information will be announced today.



April 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Caballero to face Oba in Japan

Unbeaten bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero (20-0, 12 KOs) of Coachella, California will travel to Kobe, Japan to fight Kohei Oba (35-2-1, 14 KOs) at Sambo Hall in a 12-round IBF Bantamweight title elimination bout on Friday, April 4. “This is the fight I’ve been waiting for, and after beating Oba, I’ll get my title shot,” said Caballero. “I’m not concerned about the travel time it took for me to get to Japan or any scoring issues; I’m trained to dominate, and I won’t leave any doubts this Friday, April 4.”



March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Zurdo Ramirez hits ESPN Deportes

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Newly acquired Top Rank prospect Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (R) of Mexico makes a special guest appearance on “ESPN Deportes – A Los Golpes” show at the ESPN studios in downtown Los Angeles Monday. Ramirez talked about his upcoming 10-round middleweight feature fight on “Friday Night Fights” on ESPN, Friday, April 11 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Orlando Cruz to challenge for title; unbeaten Olympian Felix Verdejo in action on big card in Orlando on April 19

Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico returns to the ring to challenge NABO featherweight champion Gamilier Rodriguez on a fight card which will include the undefeated, electrifying Puerto Rico Olympian Felix Verdejo at the Bahia Shriners Event Center on Saturday, April 19. Top Rank and All-Star Boxing made the official announcement today.

Cruz, stopped by world champion Orlando Salido in October, said he is anxious to get back into the ring.

“I want to thank Top Rank and All-Star Boxing for this opportunity to redeem myself by getting me this title fight with Rodriguez. By winning this fight, I will be right back on the verge of another world title opportunity and conquer my dream of being a world champion,” Cruz said. (more…)



March 31st, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Pass presents “The Best of the Beast: Ultimate Brock Lesnar Retrospective”

Former UFC® heavyweight champion and pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is back in the public consciousness this week, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s digital subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS is premiering a retrospective on the 280-pound beast’s unique legacy as a mixed martial arts fighter. (more…)



March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Telemundo Spring Season Finale this Friday in Mexico City

All Star Boxing, Inc and “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will close their Spring season this Friday, April 4th at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City.

In the main event, #9 WBO, #10 WBA, undefeated prospect Jobert “Little Pac-Man” Alvarez of General Santos City, Philippines (13-0-1, 6 KOs) will face former world title challenger and National Champion Julian “Chicano” Rivera (13-8-1, 2 KOs) of Barrio Tepito in Mexico City in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds with the vacant WBC Continental Americas Flyweight Title at stake. This will mark Alvarez’ debut on Telemundo and his first outside his native country. Rivera returns for the 4th time on the series.

First bell at 7:00 PM, 6 more fights round off the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM in HD. Tickets are already on sale at Foro Polanco (Moliere #328, Col. Polanco, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo and also at ticketmaster.com.mx. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones.



March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Stevens rested ready for Johnson clash

Photo:  Rich Graessle/Main Events

Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events


Curtis “Showtime” Stevens took a relaxing vacation after his first round knockout of Patrick “The Machine” Majewski on January 24 at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ and now he is faster, stronger, rested and ready to take on Tureano Johnson Friday, April 4 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Stevens, who vowed to stay busy this year, spent two weeks in Mexico and Jamaica following his fight at Resorts. However, even while he was having fun in the sun, he stayed in constant contact with Main Events’ Matchmaker Jolene Mizzone, “While I was away Jolene kept in contact with me. She asked me if I wanted to fight and I told her I was off for two years so now I want to get right back into it. I wasn’t playing around.” (more…)



March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Elijah McCall: I will not fight the #1 IBF contender for peanuts

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Elijah McCall (12-3, 11 KOs), son of former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver “Atomic” Bull McCall (57-13, 37 KOs), strongly denies Sauerland Event’s information about an April 5 fight between him and #1 IBF contender Kubrat Pulev (19-0, 10 KOs). “Nobody will pressure me to take a fight with not true information four days before the fight,” said Elijah, who works out with his father Oliver and Fres Oquendo in Chicago’s Southside Gym.



March 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Velez, Colon, Sosa added to April 28 card

Unbeaten Jayson Velez, Prichard Colon and John Karl Sosa were added to the show that will headlined by the Puerto Ricans Michael “The Artist” Perez and McJoe Arroyo in separate fights on April 28, to be held at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a Golden Boy Promotions presentation, in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes. (more…)



March 31st, 2014




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