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Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez WBC light flyweight champion Pedro "Pedrin" Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KOs) and mandatory challenger Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 15 ...

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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve ...

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Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos by Stacey Verbeek It has been a long, winding and at times hard road for Dallas native jr ...

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Felix Jr: I want to give the Chinese fans a good show

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: German Villasenor/Team Felix Jr.

Mexican lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (28-1, 23 KOs) will look to showcase his talent against Filipino Raymond Sermona (17-4-5, 8 KOs) this Saturday March 7th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China, and televised the same night on UniMas. We caught up with Felix Jr. during his brief stay in LA before leaving for China. He spoke about his preparation, goals, and the upcoming fight.

“This fight is a good opportunity fighting in China. We will put on a good fight,” Felix Jr. told Fightnews.com “I want to give the Chinese fans a good show so they can see what I am about.”

Felix trained in his hometown of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, with his father Jose Felix. The coastal town that has produced the likes of former world champions Jorge Arce, Humberto Soto and Fernando Montiel. Before leaving for China, Felix did his final preparations at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Club in Montebello, California. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015



Boxing News

Oquendo back in action Friday

The season opener for the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. The famed Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry will once again take center stage as Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico clashes with Gabino “Flash” Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonara, Mexico.

In his last fight Oquendo gave a spirited fight against former three-divison world champion Abner Mares. Although he would come up short his effort gained a lot of respect having entered the bout as a huge underdog. After a little taste of the big time, Oquendo knows that if he wants to get back there he must beat Cota on Friday. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

UFC

Tickets for Miocic vs. Hunt on sale Thursday

The UFC® today announced ticket prices for the upcoming UFC® FIGHT NIGHTTM: MIOCIC vs. HUNT, which takes place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10. The UFC® also updated its fight card as it makes its first visit to the South Australian capital . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Q&A with heavyweight contender Lucas Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #4 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) will challenge WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) in a mandatory title bout. The WBA ordered the management of both Chagaev and Browne to negotiate the bout in next 30 days but if they cannot reach a decision the fight will go to purse bid. Browne talks to Fightnews and says he’s confident he can defeat Chagaev and is hoping that his promoter Ricky Hatton can promote the WBA title bout in England.



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire picks Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather.

It’s family first, says champion Carl Frampton.

Hall of Famer Virgil Hill ends his career on a high note.

When is the historic Blue Horizon, longtime home to boxing, not historic?

 

 

 



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Dulorme confirmed for April 18

WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford will take on Thomas Dulorme on April 18 for the vacant WBO jr welterweight title formerly held by Chris Algieri. The bout, which will take place at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center outside Dallas, Texas, was confirmed by Top Rank President Todd duBoef via Twitter. “Terence Crawford had a fantastic year in 2014 and captured the world’s attention with Fighter of the Year accolades. To continue the momentum, Crawford will look to capture another world title against Thomas Dulorme on April 18.”



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Erislandy Lara responds to Team Andrade

WBA Champion, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, responds to WBO Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade’s claims that he’s not interested in a unification fight with him. “I’ll fight him anytime! My resume speaks for itself. I’m willing to fight Cotto or GGG next…you think I’m worried about this little spoiled brat? Look at my resume of great fighters I’ve fought, Williams, Molina, Vanes, Trout, Canelo, Angulo and now Smith. In 24 fights, who has he fought?”

“I’m the best in the division. If I put my name to a contract I show up and fight, unlike him when he pulled out of the biggest fight of his career against Charlo. Not to mention, he turned down a fight with me on ESPN2 years ago when I was willing to whoop to put a beating on him for $15,000. And don’t forget, I already whooped that ass for free in the amateurs!!! His nickname serves him right…He’s Poo Poo!”



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Beltway March Preview

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Just like the winds of March, boxing will come in like a lion into the Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern, VA area. There will be four cards in the area in a three-week period along with other area boxers involved in significant battles.

Locally, the month will start on Saturday, March 14 with a Keystone Boxing Promotions card at a brand new location for Beltway Boxing — The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square in Washington, DC. The main event features the return to the area of undefeated Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed. Reed , the 2014 Beltway Prospect of the Year (12-0, six KO’s) returns to the area for the first time in almost a year. Reed has fought his last three bouts on the road as a Top Rank Promotions signee. No word yet on his opponent for this card. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming workout

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming works out during training in Macau, China for his challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Glen Tapia workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Venetian Macao for his upcoming 10 round NABO junior middleweight title match against Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth, Australia on the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng card from Macau,China.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tapia will open the HBO2 telecast.

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March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao kick-off presser next week

Boxing superstars Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao will appear together for a kick-off press event in Los Angeles next week to launch into the buildup for their history-making championship showdown on May 2 live on pay-per-view. This will be their only press conference until fight week. This event is NOT open to the public but undoubtedly will be live-streamed.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade Team targets, rips Lara

After WBO number-one ranked Jr. Middleweight, Jermell Charlo decided to not fight fight WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, Andrade’s father/trainer Paul has turned his attention to a fight with WBA belt holder Erislandy Lara. “We signed a contract to fight Charlo a month ago,” said Paul Andrade. “He opted to fight a guy that we beat already in Vanes Martiroysan. I don’t even think Charlo will beat him. I can see Vanes out bullying him and win a decision about eight rounds to four. That’s in the past and now we have to look towards the future.”

That future hopefully includes Lara.

“The real fight for us is with Lara. Fighting Charlo would not have done much for us anyway. That would have been like a man fighting a boy. We are calling Lara out but he has had no response. He doesn’t have a dance partner, so the time is right for both of us.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Russell/Charlo-Martirosyan Quotes

Showtime confirmed today that WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) will defend his 126-pound title against Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) and super welterweight contenders Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) will face off on a March 28 telecast from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Jhonny Gonzalez: “I’m very excited to be coming back to the United States. Every time I have fought on American soil, it has been career-changing for me. In 2012, [Daniel] Ponce De Leon stopped me in Las Vegas and made me reconsider my whole strategy. I came back to the U.S. in 2013 and I stopped an undefeated champion, Abner Mares. Now I’m back and once again I’m facing a tough opponent. Russell is not an easy test, but I’m confident I’m going to surprise everybody once more. Nobody thought I had a chance in 2013 and I stripped Mares of his title. Food for thought.”

Gary Russell: “I’m blessed to be back on this stage, fighting once again for a world title. I came up short at my first opportunity for the title and that has me more motivated than ever to get the job done on March 28. I will finally hold up my very own belt.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions announces new boxing series on Bounce TV

Premier Boxing Champions has announced a multi-year deal with Bounce TV to televise live boxing events. Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, will air PBC The Next Round, a monthly two-hour series that will premiere in July, with a schedule of fights and on-air talent to be announced shortly. Bounce TV joins NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports and Spike TV as television partners for the Premier Boxing Champions series.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Dominick Guinn destroys Donnie Davis in one

By Jake Cross

Former heavyweight contender Dominick Guinn (35-10-1, 24 KOs) returned to the ring after a year and a half layoff to take on late sub Donnie Davis (8-29, 6 KOs) at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Davis came out cautious staying out of Guinn’s range. Midway through the first round, Davis and Guinn engaged in an exchange which left Davis on the wrong end of a left hook that put him down. Guinn followed up with sharp punches to put Davis down two more times to finish the bout at 2:41.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chauke wins the IBF International featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a battle of veterans Oscar Chauke from South Africa scored a unanimous 12 rounds point’s decision over defending champion Gottlieb Ndokosho of Namibia to win the IBF International featherweight title in Outapi, Namibia on Saturday night. The scores were 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 on all three cards. Chauke was in control throughout the first nine rounds as he out boxed the Namibian who made a courageous effort but this was not enough as the South African emerged a comfortable winner. Chauke improved his record to 33-9-3, 11 KOs and Ndokosho saw his record drop to 16-4, 7 KOs. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Nava-Gomez: Full Report and Photo Gallery

By Felipe Leon and Renzo Novara
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A total sell-out was seen at the Baja California Convention Center located on the scenic drive near Rosarito, Mexico, just twenty minutes north of downtown Tijuana. Over 5,500 fight fans gathered to see the first WBC crowned female world champion and current WBC and WBA super bantamweight champ Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (32-4-3, 14KO) who not only retained her titles but impressively dominated a brave Mayra “Guapa” Gomez (16-4-4, 4KO) of Argentina via fourth round TKO at the 1:22 mark of the sixth round in the main event of mega event presented by Zanfer Promotions and televised live in Mexico by the Azteca channel. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

UFC

Spencer-Pyle heads to Las Vegas in May

In his first start since a controversial decision loss to Cathal Pendred in January, welterweight prospect Sean Spencer will return to the Octagon on May 23 to square off with veteran standout Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Ford Season Opener Friday

The season opener for the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, which has been home of the series since the building’s series debut October 19, 2001. Oscar “Chololo” Larios defeated contender Angel “Avispa” Chacon that night. Larios would go to become a two-division world champion after his appearance on the series.

The main event will be Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico facing Mexico national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonara, Mexico. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latino Featherweight title on the line. As was the case with Larios-Chacon this bout too is another edition of the famed Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg close in on showdown.

Manny Pacquiao hopes to increase his speed.

Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather hit U.S. gyms on Monday.

Chris Eubank Jr. eyes Billy Joe Saunders rematch.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on NBC debuts on Saturday

In six days a new era begins. On Saturday March 7 pro boxing finally returns to primetime broadcast television with the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The debut of PBC on NBC features a pair of HBO/Showtime quality bouts — Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. — from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels will host. Laila Ali and B.J. Flores serve as corner analysts, joined by reporter Kenny Rice.



March 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Musings, Part One

I’ve covered Holly Holm’s career since she held the top spot on female boxing’s pound-for-pound list, so when she came over to MMA full-time, I was obviously intrigued by what she would do if she made it to the UFC. Well, after her win over Raquel Pennington, I think “The Preacher’s Daughter” may have found her home . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez on target at WBC 30 day pre weigh-in

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed in at 132 during Saturday’s WBC pre-weigh-in for his world title defense against Gary Russell Jr. on March 28 at the Palms in Las Vegas. Gonzalez has been sparring with several southpaw boxers to prepare for that fight.

Gonzalez is expecting to beat Russell Jr and then look for possible fights against Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury: The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance

By James Slater

The fight is by no means a done deal yet, but unbeaten Tyson Fury and his co-promoter Frank Warren are very hopeful and optimistic that Wladimir Klitschko will agree to make his next defense against Fury in September, possibly in the U.K. Of course, Wladimir, who turns 39-years of age later this month, must first come through against the determined and also unbeaten Bryant Jennings in April, but after that it could be Fury.

And the 6’9 giant who made easy work of Christian Hammer last night, often switching to the southpaw stance as he broke Hammer down for an 8th-round corner retirement win, says his southpaw abilities are the key to his beating Klitschko.

“I believe southpaw is the key because there’s not many heavyweights in the world who get southpaw sparring or anything like that,” Fury told The Manchester Evening News. “The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance. Corrie Sanders was a southpaw. Tony Thompson gave him problems – both times from a southpaw. Both of those guys were long range fighters, which I am – but they never had my inside game. It makes fights easy. The defence from southpaw is impregnable I believe.” (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ikeyama, 45, keeps WBO female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

45-year-young energetic Japanese girl Nao Ikeyama (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 101.75, impressively kept her WBO 102-pound belt when she defeated Filipino Norj Guro (7-4-1, 4 KOs), 100.5, by a unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92 twice) over ten lopsided rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Ikeyama kept stalking and punching Guro all the way to score her second defense since her coronation in the previous year.

In a companion title go, WBO female 105-pound ruler Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-2, 3 KOs), 104.75, unsatisfactorily retained her title as she was held to a technical draw by Filipino challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan (7-1-1, 4 KOs), 103.75, at the end of the opening session due to the champ’s horizontal two-inch cut on the forehead caused by an accidental butt in the closing seconds of the round. It was the 30-year-old Ikehara’s initial defense since she acquired the vacant championship last year. (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Virgil Hill victorious in farewell fight

In his farewell fight, 51 year old former world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill (51-7, 24 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Jimmy Campbell (11-8, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Time was 2:00. It was Hill’s first fight since losing his WBA cruiserweight belt to Firat Aralan in 2007. Campbell dropped his sixth straight, all by KO. Hill was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.

In other action, 43-year-old middleweight Tocker Pudwill (41-7, 14 KOs) outpointed 41-year-old Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-30, 15 KOs) over six rounds. Pudwill’s last fight was in 2009 against Matt Vanda.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

WBC #5, IBF #9 Martin stops Love in tenth

Undefeated world ranked heavyweight “Prince” Charles Martin (20-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Martin, ranked WBO #5 and IBF #9 launched into a non-stop barrage of punches that finally dropped Love, prompting referee Wes Melton to wave it off. Time was 1:47. Martin retained his NABO heavyweight title.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Nava stops Gomez in six

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBC/WBA female super bantamweight champion Jackie “Princesa Azteca” Nava (32-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mayra “La Guapa” Gomez (16-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Baja Center in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. Nava picked up the pace over the last three rounds and got the stoppage after a fusillade of unanswered punches. Time was 1:22.

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March 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Main: Rousey Does It Again, Finishes Cat in 14 Seconds

Who’s left? Facing someone most considered to be her stiffest test, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey instead did what she has done throughout her career; she made it look easy, taking just 14 seconds to submit number one contender Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event at STAPLES Center Saturday night . . . click here for more

Also see: Holm holds off Rocky, wins UFC debut

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March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Female flyweight “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (9-5, 1 KO) dethroned previously unbeaten WBO champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6 KOs) by ten round split decision on Saturday night at the Centro de Convenciones Baja Center in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. The San Francisco fighter won by scores of 97-93, 98-92 McMorrow, 96-94 Enriquez.

Unbeaten bantamweight Luis “Pantera” Nery (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jether “General” Oliva (22-3-2, 10 KOs).

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March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez remains undefeated

In a non-title tune-up fight, WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Valentin “Picoco” Leon (38-29-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua. Gonzalez dropped Leon once in round two and twice in round three before getting the stoppage with a barrage of punches. Chocolatito was testing the waters at super flyweight.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

WBC#3/WBA#2/IBF#6/WBO#15 Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (18-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, quickly kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he made short work of Filipino lefty Jimmy “Popeye” Paypa (16-3-1, 6 KOs), 121.25, at 2:59 of the first round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Wake, a tall southpaw, registered his fifth defense, all by knockout, since he dethroned previously unbeaten Yukinori Oguni via TKO route two years ago. Making a shaky start as usual as he took some opening shots of Paypa in the opening session, Wake exploded a right uppercut to the button of the game Filipino, who badly went down and failed to beat the count of the referee Fukuchi. The too quick annihilation stunned the crowd so greatly that they couldn’t evaluate how strong Paypa was. Wake jubilantly said, “I’d like to win a world belt within this year.” Paypa’s unbeaten streak for nearly five years halted only in less than three minutes at the Hall.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.

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February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Syracuse, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Bob Newman

JKJ Championship promotions staged their fourth “Finding The Next Champion” card in ten months featuring local Syracuse and neighboring Geneva, NY talent against a variety of imports. Syracuse’s Martez “The Punisher” Potter ground out a tough six round decision over frustrating Ahmed Tuba in a middleweight clash.

Syracuse’s Martez “The Punisher” Potter took on Nazareth, Israel’s Ahmed Tuba in the six round middleweight main event. For much of the first five rounds, there appeared to be more feinting, jawing, taunting, holding and flailing about than there were solidly landed punches. The bad blood between these two escalated in the second as Potter suffered a cut to his left cheek bone via a clash of heads. Referee Charlie Fitch warned both fighters to display good sportsmanship and to shut their mouths. Neither seemed comfortable leading and Potter often taunted Tuba to stand and fight. Things got wilder in the fifth and sixth with punches landing and both fighters going for broke. In the end, it was a close affair with all three judges agreeing at 58-56 for Potter. The Punisher moves to 7-0, 1 KO while Tuba falls to 1-3. (more…)



February 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Rodriguez annihilates Tovar in Tampa

Unbeaten super lightweight KO artist Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (9-0, 8 KOs) has done it again! The big-punching Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey native thrilled the crowd inside The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida, by demolishing Raul Tovar (14-9-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. The normally granite-chinned Tovar had figured to go some rounds, but Rodriguez immediately got him out of there with three fast knockdowns.

Unbeaten Brazilian 2012 Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (7-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive second TKO over Mike Tufariello (4-2-1, 4 KOs), of Dallas, Texas, on Saturday night inside The Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida. Falcao scored two knockdowns and the referee waved it off with Tufariello under heavy fire. (more…)



February 28th, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Prelims: Jucao Subs Munoz in One

In his first UFC fight since September of 2008, Roan “Jucao” Carneiro made short work of Mark Munoz, submitting the perennial middleweight contender in the first round of UFC 184 prelim action at STAPLES Center Saturday, immediately adding his name to the list of Octagon standouts once again . . . click here for more

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February 28th, 2015




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