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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (39-6-2, 23 KOs) scored a razor-thin majority decision over previously unbeaten Daniel "Tokado" Echeverria (18-1, 16 KOs) ...

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photo: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions WBC rated #3 contender, Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26KO), got up off ...

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Boxing News

Mercito Gesta ready for Molina

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Somewhat of a crosstown battle will go down on Thursday, April 30th, at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. Even though Filipino Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16KO) hails from Cebu in the Philippines and his opponent that night Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7KO) from nearby Norwalk, CA, both train in San Diego. Gesta with his father, Anecito, and Molina with Carlos Barragan at the House of Boxing Training Center. Their ten-round bout will be broadcast live by Fox Sports 1 and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions.

“I don’t really think about that,” Gesta answered when asked if it bothered him the proximity of his next opponent. Often they have worked out in the same gym. “Every opponent wants to know, who is this guy, what is his technique. I know they have seen me, they know how I fight but it’s the same thing with my dad and me. We studied Carlos Molina. For me, at the end we are friends. We know each other. It is just a sport.” (more…)



April 27th, 2015


Boxing News

Golovkin getting ready for another ‘big drama show’

By Arvin Nundloll

Undisputed middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin took time out before the Klitschko vs. Jennings fight in New York City to shed some light on his upcoming bout against Willie Monroe Jr. on May 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles. Golovkin was in high spirits and couldn’t wait to get back into the ring, when asked how he felt coming off a convincing win against Martin Murray he gleamed gracefully and commented that

“It wasn’t an easy fight for me. I just wanted to box and take my time, not quickly (ending the fight). I don’t have stress, it wasn’t an easy fight.” Gennady also agreed that he felt comfortable and relaxed in the fight, a key skill that has made him one of boxing’s highest rated fighters. (more…)



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Mayweather-Pacquiao card announced including Leo Santa Cruz’ opponent

A full lineup of present and future boxing stars is set to entertain the MGM Grand Garden Arena crowd in pay-per-view and non-televised action before the history-making welterweight showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2.

The pay-per-view undercard is topped by a pair of fights featuring two of boxing’s most talented and exciting stars as WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) faces Mexican brawler Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) and WBO Featherweight World Champion Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) takes on Puerto Rican contender Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3, 17 KOs).

The pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. (more…)



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

“Diamante” Estrella returns May 16

By Gabriel F Cordero

Unbeaten star prospect Adrian Estrella (22-0, 18 KOs) will headline a May 16 card in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He will defend his WBC International super featherweight title against an opponent to be determined. Estrella is one of Mexico’s best prospects and candidates to be a future world champion. The card will also feature super middleweight Marco Antonio Peribán (21-3-1, 13 KOs), featherweight Romulo Koasicha (23-4, 13 KOs), and lightweight Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (17-3, 11 KOs) in separate bouts. The event is organizad by Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Granados-Solomon on Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Welterweight Adrian “Tigre” Granados (13-3-2, 9 KOs) of Cicero, Illinois gets the opportunity of a lifetime this Saturday. He will be on the undercard of the historic fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Granados will take on unbeaten Brad Solomon (24-0, 9 KOs) in an eight round bout. Granados also just recently teamed up with Journeyman management. They seem very confident that Granados will get a lot more recognition following his upcoming fight. “Adrian may not be a household name at the moment but he will be after his fight May 2nd,” said Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.

Granados will enter as the underdog, which is something he has become accustomed to. Solomon is not only undefeated but is promoted by Top Rank, the shows’ co-promoter. Granadas is an all action type of fighter. He seems to feed off of these types of situations resulting in some of his career’s best fights. (more…)



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Live boxing action in Biloxi on Saturday

While all eyes will be on Las Vegas on Saturday night, there is also a live boxing card taking place at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. In the main event, unbeaten light heavyweight Radivoje “Hod Rod” Kalajdzic (17-0, 11 KOs) risks his perfect record against William Johnson (10-39-2, 3 KOs) in the six round main event, while jr middleweight Manny “Shake Em’ Up” Woods (12-3-1, 4 KOs) meets the dreaded TBA in the co-feature.

“May 2nd will go down as one of the most important dates in boxing history,” said William Hunter of Ritehook Promotions. “We are the only other promoter in America running a card that night. For less than the cost of the pay per view, we’re giving our ticketholders live fights with good prospects plus the Mayweather-Pacquiao match under one roof!”

Tickets start at $35 and all ticketholders are invited to stay following the live fights to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao on a 35-foot screen.



April 27th, 2015

UFC

Iaquinta Goes West To Battle Green

Lightweight contender “Raging” Al Iaquinta will put his four-fight winning streak on the line on Saturday, July 15 when he faces returning veteran Bobby “King” Green at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao heading to Vegas today

After a final training session at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Manny Pacquiao and his team will drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Pacman will be staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

At StubHub, aftermarket ticket prices for Mayweather-Pacquiao range from $4600 in the nosebleed section to $361,894.46 at ringside. Aftermarket tickets for the WEIGH-IN are going for $200 to $700.

Floyd Mayweather is currently running as a -200 to -225 favorite at the online sportsbooks.



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs-Truax, Jack-Dirrell recap

By Craig Wick

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), the brainchild of the influential Al Haymon, brought its unique format to Chicago’s UIC Pavilion Friday night with a world championship double-header that was broadcast around the country on the Spike TV Network. In addition to PBC, Warriors Boxing and Mayweather Promotions also shared in the collaboration, which featured Anthony Dirrell and Daniel Jacobs defending their respective championships. Despite being written off more times than the national debt, Chicago’s boxing scene continues to flourish and is seemingly on its way to regaining a level of popularity not seen in the last 30+ years. Friday night’s card, and the recent acknowledgement by PBC that Chicago is on its radar for future high-profile fights, clearly illustrates the renaissance that the sport is seeing in the ‘Windy City.’ (more…)



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Benavidez stays unbeaten

Iron Boy 20 delivered a night of non-stop action Saturday night at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. In front of a near-capacity crowd, David Benavidez captured the NABF light heavyweight Youth title with a first round knockout win over Rollin Williams. Benavidez improved to 8-0 with 7 KOs. Hall of Fame boxing legend legend Michael Carbajal and former world champion Erik Morales were in attendance.
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Boxing returns to Phoenix in just three weeks, when Top Rank Promotions, in association with Iron Boy Promotions, heads to US Airways Arena. WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion and Phoenix resident Jose Benavidez, Jr. makes his first title defense in front of his hometown crowd against Jorge Paez, Jr. Tickets for May 15th are priced $100, 75 and 20, and are available at Ticketmaster outlets. (more…)



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Yet More MayPac

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Evander Holyfield talks MayPac



April 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko and Jennings talk fight and future at post press conference

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

After heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Bryant Jennings battled it out at Madison Square Garden before a live crowd of 17,056 and a national television audience watching on HBO, both fighters appeared separately at the post-fight press conference.

Jennings, 19-1, 10 KOs, appeared first and was clearly not discouraged by his first defeat as a professional boxer.

“This fight does not penetrate my confidence or anything negative towards my career,” Jennings said. “Some people may have expected me to be highly upset or down. I ain’t down. I ain’t upset. This is the sport. And for those that don’t understand, when you get in those four squares, it is what it is. Tonight I fought all 12 rounds. I expected to do well, which I did. But not everybody expected me to do well. So I’m hoping I gained some respect, and I know I gained some fans. I’m not bitter. I’m not upset. I’m not mad, but I really think that I came out with the fight. And you already know what I’m calling for – let’s do this thing again. Let’s do number two.” (more…)



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Richmond (CA) Results

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Charity was the big winner Saturday night from a Mike Bazan-promoted boxing card in Richmond, Calif., where part of the gate receipts were donated to multiple sclerosis research. The results, with competition primarily between preliminary-level fighers from Northern Californida:

Bilal Mahasin UD-4 over Will Walters, junior-welterweights; Casey Morton draw-4 with Blanca Raymundo, junior-bantamweights; Adam Feil UD-4 over Manuel Romero, featherweights; Moises Benitez TKO-1 over Khrys Daniels, junior-welterweights: Joel Siapno TKO-3 over A.J. Safi, welterweights; Brandon Adams KO-2 over Rasheed Lawal, welterweights; Federica Bianco KO-1 over Laura Deanovic, bantamweights; Victor Torres TKO-1 over Israel Cortez, junior-bantamweights; Otis Seymore KO-2 over Mario Aguirre, welterweights.



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Zepeda stops Robles

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

In about a week and a half Tijuana’s Zanfer Promotions put together a ten-bout fight card that was broadcast live Mexico on the Azteca channel and witnessed by a less than half full Municipal Auditorium. In the main event of the night, Jose “Chon” Zepeda (23-0, 20KO) scored a quick knockout of hardened late-sub Armando “Chato” Robles (28-4-2, 15KO), both of Mexicali, Mexico, in the very first round of a highly anticipated scheduled ten round welterweight ten.

The southpaw Robles got the call to face Zepeda the week of the fight when the original opponent, Ammeth Diaz, fell out. Robles was on a five-fight win streak and captured the vacant IBF Latino junior welterweight title with a hard fought unanimous decision over Omar Estrella back in November. In Zepeda’s last fight, he defeated Orlando Vazquez via a second round TKO. (more…)



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Douglas overwhelms Attah

Rising lightweight and former NABA super featherweight champion Omar “Super O” Douglas (14-0, 11 KOs) needed just two minutes and forty one seconds to dispose of former world title challenger Daniel “The Prophet” Attah (28-20-1, 11 KOs) in the main event at Harrah’s Philly Casino in Chester, PA.

In the co-feature of the card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, unbeaten middleweight Kyrone “Shut it down” Davis (7-0, 3 KOs) scored a one sided six round unanimous decision victory over Carlos Garcia (7-14-1, 7 KOs). (more…)



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Week Schedule

While the MGM Grand Garden Arena and all seats at Las Vegas closed circuit locations are sold out for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, there are still some fight week events open to the public.

Fighter Grand Arrivals: FREE
Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Time: DOORS @ 12:30PM
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Note: Pacquiao will not participate

Undercard Fighter Workouts: FREE
Date: Wednesday, April 29th
Time: 3PM
Location: Lobby of MGM Grand Garden Arena

Final Weigh-in: Tickets are $10
Date: Friday, May 1st
Time: DOORS @ 12PM
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Note: We understand that more than 10,000 tickets have already been sold. Any remaining tickets can be purchased through the MGM Resorts Call Center at (888) 760-7711 or at any MGM Resorts Box Office. Proceeds go to Susan G. Komen & Lou Ruvo Brain Institute.



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Jones wins; Marroquin’s title fight scrapped

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Robert Hughes

The beautiful and historic Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas was supposed to play host to the USBA jr lightweight championship last night between former Top Rank rising contender from Dallas, Texas Roberto Marroquin against Marcos Leonardo Jimenez out of the Dominican Republic. Marroquin came in at the contracted weight of 130; however Jimenez was 2.5lbs over. Jimenez lost another pound and negotiations between the two camps and the promoter, Big Card Promotions, began to keep the fight alive and potentially the whole card. Per Big Card Promotions, Marroquin was offered double his purse to make the fight happen, but in the end an agreement could not be reach and unfortunately the fight was cancelled.

However with the backdrop The Majestic and as they say in show business, “the show must go on,” and it did as middleweights Christopher Jones (4-1, 3KO) and Jerome Davis (6-4, 1KO) took center stage in what became the main event. (more…)



April 26th, 2015

UFC

UFC 186 Post-Fight

Fight of the Night: Chad Laprice vs. Bryan Barberena. Performances: Demetrious Johnson & Thomas Almeida. All four fighters earned an additional $50k . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTRALIA is live Saturday, May 9 on UFC FIGHT PASS at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Peter Fury: Tyson Fury will be the next heavyweight world champion, get used to it!

By James Slater

Peter Fury, uncle and head trainer of unbeaten number-one WBO heavyweight contender Tyson Fury was the in-studio guest on BoxNation last night, watching WBA, IBF,WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko comfortably out-pointed Bryant Jennings over 12 rounds.

And Fury, it has to be said, was mostly unimpressed with 39-year-old Wladimir’s performance:

“It’s disappointing, it’s a world title fight, in America, and Klitschko needed to shine, but to me that was a stink-fest,” Peter said to Steve Bunce. “Klitschko looks like he’s afraid to get hit. He’s in and out like an amateur, but his footwork is very good, I’ve got to give him that. But he’s almost like he’s on hysteria about getting hit, which turns it into a very boring affair. It’s effective, he’s done the job, but he needs to fight a proper heavyweight.” (more…)



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

“HH” Hubeaux wins WBC Francophone heavyweight title

Hubeaux and Goles with WBC Francophone beltLast night in the local sporthall of Andenne, Belgium, local favourite Herve “HH” Hubeaux destroyed Marina Goles in just over 2 minutes to win the first WBC Francophone heavyweight title.

The fight started promising with the challenger countering the attacking Hubeaux with large left hooks. Suddenly the visitor was cornered and dropped by a perfect left-right combination to the head. He rose at the count of 4 but unexpectedly his cornerman Mirko Skoko threw in the towel accepting the KO defeat of his pupil. It was absolutely unnecessary and a much too hasty move as Goles was ready and clear to give it another try. The cornerman took all the chances away from his boxer to let him get into the fight again.
23 year old Herve “HH” Hubeaux, now 21-1-0(9), can’t be blamed and did what he had to do with the impressive stoppage of Croatian Marino Goles who drops to 18-4-0(16).
Croatia is one of the 80 recognised OIF countries (click to see list of countries)

The show was promoted by Sophie Ligot in association with EuroboxePromotion headed by Alain Vanackere.



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Zepeda demolishes Robles

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Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Unbeaten super lightweight (23-0, 20 KOs) José “Chon” Zepeda needed just 44 second to demolish Armando “Chato” Robles (29-4-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

A massive Zepeda left hook to the mouth finished Robles.



April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Jardon and Roman win in Mexico City

By Gabriel F Cordero

Mexican lightweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (26-5, 21 KOs) won by knockout in six rounds over Filipino Jeffrey “Bull” Arienza (12-4, 7 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Jardon claimed the WBC International silver title with the win.

Veteran lightweight Miguel “Micky” Román (50-11, 37 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Edgar Puerta (23-6, 19 KOs) by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94.

Unbeaten welterweight Alejandro “Pajarito” Davila improved to 8-0 with 5 KOs after a wide eight round unanimous decision over Francisco Sandoval.



April 26th, 2015

UFC

UFC 186 Main: Johnson Retains Title

It was another 24 minutes and 59 seconds of dominance Saturday night at Bell Centre in Montreal, as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title for the sixth time, submitting a game, but overmatched Kyoji Horiguchi in the UFC 186 main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Triumphant return for Rampage

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April 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten challenger Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) tonight at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. Klitschko got off to a good start, although Jennings had some moments. Jennings started to cause Klitschko more problems in the middle rounds with his movement and rushes. Klitschko was deducted a point for holding from referee Michael Griffin. Jennings took some big shots in round twelve. Scores were 116-111, 116-111, 118-109.

This was Wlad’s 18th consecutive heavyweight title defense, a mark is surpassed only by Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). Counting his first reign as WBO champion, this will be Wladimir’s 23rd title defense. It was also Wlad’s first fight in the U.S. since he faced Sultan Ibragimov in this same arena seven years ago.

Full report and photos



April 26th, 2015

UFC

UFC 186 Prelims: Cote Outguns Riggs

The resurgence of Quebec’s Patrick Cote continued in UFC 186 prelim action at Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night, as the welterweight veteran outpointed Joe Riggs over three rounds, making it four wins in his last five bouts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Canadian ladies win in Montreal

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April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo explodes on Lopez to win first pro title

Unbeaten lightweight star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) returned to Puerto Rico on Saturday night with a spectacular fifth round KO over Marco “Kua Kua” Lopez (22-6, 13 KOs) at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo. Verdejo boxed intelligently, patiently figuring out Lopez, then got the KO in round five with a left hook to claim the vacant WBO Latino lightweight title. Lopez failed to make the weight, so only Verdejo was eligible to win the belt.

Florida welterweight talent Clarence Booth (11-1, 6 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Samuel Santana (6-10-2, 1 KO). Booth dropped Santana with a body shot in the fourth and got the stoppage shortly after.



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Madison Square Garden

By Arvin Nundloll and Jerry Glick at ringside

Welterweight contender Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) from Brooklyn, NY, used his skills and hand speed to outpoint tough Francisco “Chia” Santana (22-4-1, 10 KOs) of Santa Barbara, CA, over ten hard fought rounds to defend his WBO International title and capture the WBA Intercontinental belt. The entire contest close and competitive. It was a case of Ali using his legs to nullify the constant pressure from Santana. In the eighth round, Santana landed a hard straight right to Ali’s head but absorbed an equally hard left hook in return. Santana did a good job of cutting the ring off, but it did not prevent Ali from landing his combinations. Ali finished strong in the last frame as he survived Santana’s efforts to rough him up, and again used his boxing skills to take the final round. Scores were 100-90 and 97-93 twice, all for Ali.

Charles Martin (21-0-1, 18 KOs) kept his unbeaten streak alive with another KO against Tom Dallas (17-5, 12 KOs) in round one of their scheduled 10 round heavyweight bout. Dallas failed to get started and after sustaining cut above the left eye, Dallas took a vicious right hook from Martin that ultimately caught up with him and forced the referee to intervene. The official time of the stoppage was 2:56 in round one. (more…)



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Female Championship Results

Eva Wahlstrom crowned herself the new WBC female world super featherweight champion Saturday night at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. And not only that: The 34-year-old is also the first ever Finnish boxing world champion in history. Wahlstrom clearly dominated Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre (Argentina) in a fight for the vacant title and earned a well deserved unanimous decision. Judge Freddy Rafn (Denmark) scored the bout 100-90, Jürgen Langos (Germany) saw it 99-91 while Ventsislav Nikolov (Bulgaria) had it 97-93. 5,000 fans at the Hartwall Arena enthusiastically celebrated the new champ who could be on a collision course with former titlist Diana Prazak from Australia.
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Delfine Persoon once more proved that she is the best female lightweight in the world right now. The Belgian powerhouse wore down mandatory challenger Nicole Boss in her backyard in Bern (Switzerland) to defend the WBC Female World Lightweight Championship in convincing fashion by TKO after 0:45 minutes in the ninth round. Persoon dominated the fight from the opening bell. At the time of the stoppage judges Guido Cavalleri (Italy) and Robert Verwijs (Netherlands) had it 80-72, Robin Dolpierre (France) saw it 79-73, all three in favor of the old and new World Champion Persoon who is without a doubt one of the top pound-for-pound female fighters today.



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Germany

Unbeaten super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Nikola Sjekloca (28-4, 8 KOs) Saturday night on a card billed as “The Night of the Berlin Boys” at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany. Zeuge retained his IBF International belt.

Former light heavyweight world title challenger Karo Murat (27-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a seventh round to over Benjamin Simon (25-2, 24 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF International title.

Former interim cruiserweight world title challenger Mateusz Masternak (35-2, 24 KOs) halted Ruben Angel Mino (26-3, 26 KOs) in round two.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Noel Gevor moved to 17-0, 10 KOs with a fifth round stoppage of Mohamed Azzaoui (26-6-3, 8 KOs).

Heavyweight Burak Sahin (7-0, 6 KOs) was forced to go the distance the first time in winning a six-rounder against journeyman Tamas Bajzath (11-14-1, 5 KOs).

Light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (17-1, 6 KOs) outpointed Andrej Maurer (5-2-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds.



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, PA

Omar Douglas 133.2 vs. Daniel Attah 138
Kyrone Davis 159.7 vs. Carlos Garcia 158.4
Angel Ocasio 142 vs. Justin Johnson 141
Christopher Brooker 170 vs. Maurice Amaro 174
Earl Newman 181 vs. Julio Garcia 177
Stephan Shaw 266 vs. Rex Harris 203.9
Adam Kownacki 259 vs. Randy Easton 236
Stephen Fulton 122.5 vs. Jamal Parram 123.8
Javontae Starks 148.4 vs. Jeremiah Wiggins 148.8
Raynell Williams 137.9 vs. Mario Hermosillo TBA

Promoters: Kings Promotions and XFE
Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
1st Bell: 7 PM and the doors open at 6 PM



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko to defend title in the USA tonight

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Emily Harney

IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 54 KOs) is poised to extend his nine year title reign against unbeaten challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) tonight at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. The event will be televised Live on HBO in the United States and RTL in Germany. Klitschko says he’s ready for whatever Jennings brings. “I have multiple game plans,” stated Wlad, “if A doesn’t work we move to B, C, D, or E. Always have to be prepared to change up. The best way to win is by knockout and that’s my plan.”

“My focus right now is only on Bryant Jennings, I give credit to him and what he has accomplished and I’m only thinking about beating him at Madison Square Garden and on HBO. Later there will be time to consider Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder fights but now is not the time to talk about that.”

Some numbers:

    Klitschko’s nine year run is the second longest in heavyweight history, trailing only Joe Louis, who reigned for 11 years, 8 months.

    Tonight is Wlad’s 18th consecutive heavyweight title defense. That mark is surpassed only by Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20).

    Counting his first reign as WBO champion, this will be Wladimir’s 23rd title defense.

    It will be Wlad’s first fight in the U.S. since he faced Sultan Ibragimov in this same arena seven years ago. Ibragimov never fought again.

    Klitschko is a prohibitive favorite, ranging from 14:1 to over 20:1 at various online sportsbooks.



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao Update

Want washboard abs like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? According to a press release, Floyd does 1000 sit-ups a day. Manny does 2500 sit-ups a day.

To see the full list of a dozen things you didn’t know about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, click here.



April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Badou Jack: I want George Groves next

Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) earning a majority decision over Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) to claim Dirrell’s WBC super middleweight title on Saturday night in Chicago. “I was in great shape for tonight and I believed in myself,” said Jack afterward. “All the talk from Dirrell and his camp never got to me. Nothing he did tonight frustrated me. He’s a good fighter, and I didn’t fight a perfect fight, but I got the win. I knew they couldn’t rob me. I thought I clearly won. I had a tough start to my career, but I re-focused myself with my team and got back on track…I want George Groves next.”

Dirrell stated, “He fought a great fight tonight. I want a rematch.”



April 25th, 2015

UFC

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April 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Tagoe stops Reyes in the fourth round

By Ron Jackson

Emmanuel Tagoe from Ghana stopped Joebert Delos Reyes of the Philippines in the fourth round to claim the vacant WBA International lightweight title at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana on Friday night. (more…)



April 25th, 2015




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