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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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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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UFC

McGregor vs. Miller headlines Dublin event

Featherweight veteran Cole Miller called for him, and on July 19th in Dublin, he will get his wish as he faces Irish phenom and hometown hero Conor McGregor in the UFC Fight Night main event at the O2 Arena . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 1st, 2014



Boxing News

Katsidis-Earl rematch set for July 4

Two-time world champion Michael Katsidis (29-6, 24 KOs) will take on former world champion Graham Earl (26-4, 12 KOs) in a rematch of their explosive knockdown-filled first fight. The highly anticipated match up will take place in Toowoomba on July 4. The pair first met in 2007 when the then WBO world lightweight #2 ranked Michael Katsidis, travelled to London England to defeat local hero and then WBO world #1 Graham Earl for the vacant WBO lightweight world interim championship. This will be the 35-year-old Earl’s first fight in five years.



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Fujimoto barely defeats ex-WBA 154lb champ Ishida

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unsanctioned by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) to put his national belt at stake, Japanese heavyweight champ Kyotaro Fujimoto (8-1, 5 KOs), 232.75, was forced to square off against former WBA interim 154-pound champ Nobuhiro Ishida (25-10-2, 10 KOs), 206.5, in a non-title eight-rounder and was awarded a close but unanimous verdict (77-76 and 77-75 twice) in a see-saw contest on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Ishida was unsuccessful to win the WBA 160-pound throne as he was annihilated by Gennady Golovkin in three blitzkrieg rounds in Monaco thirteen months ago. The 38-year-old ex-WBA super-welter titlist jumped up some 50 pounds to make this ambitious encounter possible in several months. The JBC’s view is so logical that it saw Ishida had no credentials in the heavyweight class, so couldn’t sanction it as a national championship contest. (more…)



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Kato keeps Japanese 135lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Formerly world-rated, Japanese lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (27-5-1, 8 KOs), 135, successfully kept his national belt as he survived a critical moment in the sixth session and scored a come-from-behind TKO victory over mandatory challenger Yuhei Suzuki (14-4, 11 KOs), 135, at 0:53 of the seventh round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a grudge fight since Kato, making his sixth defense, previously defeated Suzuki by a close but unanimous decision in February of the previous year. Kato, a shaven skulled infighter, took the leadoff with his opening attack, while Suzuki, who lately registered three stoppages in a row to show his good form, occasionally fought back with fewer but solid left-right combinations to the champ’s face. After the fifth, the interim tallies were: 49-46 twice and 50-45 all for Kato. (more…)



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana undercard workouts

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Undercard fighters appearing on “The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana” participated in workouts, signed autographs and posed for photos with fans on Wednesday afternoon in the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby in Las Vegas.

First up were Mayweather Promotions “Rising Stars” (Ashley Theophane, Ronald Gavril, Lanell Bellows & Andrew Tabiti) and Britain’s Anthony Ogogo, followed by Amir Khan and J’Leon Love, then Luis Collazo and Carlos Molina, and finally Adrien Broner and Marco Antonio Periban.

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May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Ward camp says fight with Goossen not over

Josh Dubin and James Prince Statement on behalf of Andre Ward: Dan Goossen likes to put out press releases that confuse the issue – so on behalf of Andre Ward, we want to be crystal clear: the ‘legal issues’ that he referred to are only just getting underway. It is only after a California judge or jury speaks that the legal issues will be resolved.

Today’s decision from the California State Athletic Commission was not unexpected. From the very start, we do not feel that the commission has been looking out for the best interests of Andre Ward, the very boxer they are supposed to protect. To the contrary, for some inexplicable reason, the CSAC has continually bent over backwards to try to accommodate a promoter who we feel is taking horrible advantage of Andre and his career. (more…)



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Shannon Briggs returns May 17

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (53-6-1, 47 KOs) will be back in action May 17th. The last American to hold a portion of the heavyweight title, Briggs will face veteran Matt Greer (16-12, 13 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri in a scheduled for 10 round featured attraction. Site of the bout will be the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia with Roy Jones Jr and Tammy Ridgley (TNT Promotions) promoting. Briggs was a big hit in Germany last week. First he crashed the Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai press conference in his dogged pursuit of a showdown with Klitschko. The incident grabbed headlines on sports pages and TV broadcasts around the globe and a YouTube video quickly generated well over 300,000 views. Briggs also turned up at the weigh-in doing interviews and interacting with fight fans, and his presence was felt at ringside. After Klitschko easily dispatched Lepai, the crew on ESPN Sportscenter expressed interest in seeing Briggs get a shot against Klitschko, so Briggs’ campaign seems to be gaining traction.



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan talks Luis Collazo, his boxing future and being a family man. More

Speaking of Khan, Floyd Mayweather Sr. is saying he’d like to see Jr. whoop Khan  . . . More

Birmingham, UK boxer Kal Yafai takes a shot at the super flyweight Commonwealth title. More

More on Oscar De La Hoya‘s notion to buy the Clippers. More

 



May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hialeah Park in Miami

Roberto Garcia 146.2 vs. Victor Cayo 150 (third attempt)
Jonathan González 162.8 vs. Rogelio Medina 165.8 (second attempt)
Yunieski Gonzalez 176.4 vs. Jaison Palomeque 179.2
James McGirt Jr. 161.6 vs. Larry Smith Jr. 157.6
Juan Carlos Velásquez 128.2 vs. Rogers Mtagwa 127.8
Carlos Iván Velásquez 133.6 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 133.8
Vilier Quiñones 176.8 vs. Edgar Perez 178.4
Ahmed Elbiale 174 vs. Steven Chadwick Jr. 171.8
Jeff Souffrant 146 vs. Jorge Quintero 145.8

Venue: Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: ESPN Thursday Night Fights

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office. For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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May 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Goossen Statement on Andre Ward

Promoter Dan Goossen has commented on the California State Athletic Commission ruling today, declaring his contract with Andre Ward “valid” and extended to November 2016. “It’s now time to sit down with Andre and his advisors to put these legal disputes behind us and concentrate on getting Andre back to fighting consistently, inside the ring,” said Goossen. “Andre and I have had success together; and there’s no reason not to get back on track as a team to secure his status as the top fighter in the world behind Floyd Mayweather.”



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Ward-Goossen decision, Main Events files lawsuit, Jeff Lacy comeback fight KO’d

Goossen Tutor Promotions has once again had their contract with WBA 168lb champion Andre Ward upheld by the California Athletic Commission. The decision by arbitrator Andy Foster, the Commission’s Executive Director, ruled the contract valid and extended it to November 8, 2016.

Main Events has filed a lawsuit against WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, manager Al Haymon, promoter Yvon Michel, Golden Boy Promotions, and Showtime for allegedly interfering in a planned fight between Stevenson and WBO champ Sergei Kovalev. According to si.com, Main Events is seeking damages “in the millions.”

A May 24 clash between former world champ Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (26-4, 18 KOs) and Artur Beterbiev (4-0, 4 KOs) at the Casino de Montreal has been cancelled due to a broken finger suffered by Beterbiev, who will be out for six weeks.



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

‘Jersey Boy’ Glen Tapia returning June 14 at Bally’s Atlantic City

Jesse Hart, Julian Rodriguez also in action on Top Rank Boxing Card

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

The ‘Jersey Boy’ Glen Tapia is back in action, taking on Keenan Collins at Bally’s Atlantic City on Saturday, June 14. Fighting at junior middleweight, Tapia has a record of 20-1 with 12 KOs. Collins, from York, Pa., is 15-8-3, 10 KOs. The main event is scheduled for 10 rounds. This will be Tapia’s first bout since he took on and lost to James Kirkland in December here in Atlantic City. Tapia, from Passaic, NJ, has been training for weeks with ‘Trainer of the Year’ Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

“Glen is so happy getting back into the ring after a well needed rest. He is ready to achieve his goal of becoming a world champion,” said Pat Lynch, manager of Tapia. “Glen couldn’t be more happier training with Freddie. It’s something Glen wanted since meeting Freddie when he was in the Philippines training Manny Pacquiao before his fight with Antonio Margarito.” (more…)



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Press Conference

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

The final press conference for “The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana” took place Wednesday in the Hollywood Theatre inside the MGM Grand.

Here are the highlights:

Floyd Mayweather: Lately Marcos Maidana has been making a lot of noise. Is he one of the best guys in the sport? Yes he is. But I am THE best and that’s the difference. He’s tough, he’s rugged, he’s the champion. I respect him as a man, but come Saturday you have to make me respect your fight game.

We’re still wondering who’s going to solve the “May”Vinci Code. Everyone’s game plan is to come straight ahead, keep pressure, hit ‘em on the leg, hit ‘em on the hip, hit ‘em with a low blow, headbutt ‘em. I still find a way to win. They say this guy is super fast, I still find a way to win. This guy’s got a good left hook, this guy’s got a good right hand, this guy goes to the body good, I still find a way to win. This guy’s got good defense, this guy’s got the best jab, this guy throws combinations, I still find a way to win.

Saturday I’ll find a way to win.

Marcos Maidana: Nobody’s given anything to me. I earned this opportunity myself. I know it’s a very difficult fight, that’s why I trained like never before. Mayweather is an excellent fighter and a very difficult fighter. Like “la Raza” says, I don’t give a f–k about him! (more…)



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd could lose both WBC 147lb and 154lb titles against Maidana

The WBC has announced not only is Floyd Mayweather putting at risk his WBC welterweight world title against WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on Saturday in Las Vegas, he also risks losing the WBC super welterweight world championship if he is defeated in the fight against Maidana. WBC rules stipulate that any champion losing a fight in a lower division will lose his championship in the higher division, as well.

Maidana would only win the WBC’s 147lb title if he emerges victorious. The WBC 154lb title would become vacant.

Mayweather continues as a -1000 to -1600 favorite at various sportsbooks. Backers of Maidana can get +600 to +800.



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Joachim Alcine and trainer Buddy McGirt reunite

Photo: Brandon Lluis

Photo: Brandon Lluis


Former world champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) has reunited with his former trainer James “Buddy” McGirt. The pair worked together a few years back and have now had a very solid training camp ahead of Alcine’s upcoming crossroads fight against former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs). The junior middleweight bout will tale place on May 16th in ESPN2-televised main event at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The idea of the Alcone-McGirt reunion came from Alcine’s new handlers, Journeyman Management. “I felt it was the logical choice to have Buddy train Alcine again. They already had success together not long ago,” stated Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

2 Days: Sergio Martinez

HBO Sports debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 a.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, one of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters. “2 Days: Sergio Martinez” premieres immediately following the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast from The Forum in Inglewood, CA.

“2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of his fights and the next edition will focus on Argentine Sergio Martinez. HBO cameras followed the engaging and compelling fighter prior to his memorable hometown showdown with Martin Murray last April in Buenos Aires. The outdoor event attracted more than 40,000 fans.



April 30th, 2014

UFC

Rumble and Rashad Moving On Up in Rankings

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans may have made his first nod to 70s television classics with his Fred Sanford impression after knocking out Chuck Liddell at UFC 88, but “Suga” may want to channel The Jeffersons now, as he and Blackzilians teammate Anthony “Rumble” Johnson are movin’ on up in the official UFC Fighter Rankings following Johnson’s big win over Phil Davis last Saturday at UFC 172 in Baltimore . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Chudinov to defend against Nielsen

Negotiations are complete and contracts have been signed for Patrick Nielsen’s world title challenge. The Danish middleweight (22-0, 11 KOs) will travel to Moscow, Russia to face Dmitry Chudinov (12-0-2, 8 KOs) for the interim WBA World Championship at the Mytishchi Arena on June 1st. Nielsen is trained by former two-time world champion Joey Gamache. “Sure Chudinov is a tough guy,” said Gamache. “He is strong and he comes to fight but Patrick is the better boxer. For me Patrick has to be the favorite. He is young, he is hungry and he won’t let anything stand in his way.”



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

James McGirt Jr. returns Thursday

As the son of former welterweight champion turned top-level trainer “Buddy” McGirt, middleweight contender James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (22-3-1, 11 KOs) was once a promising young contender and a staple on televised boxing. But an admitted party lifestyle cost the talented southpaw and led to his three career losses and eventually to him stepping away from boxing for the past three years.

McGirt is now back, 31 years old, signed up with a new co-promotional group consisting of Leon Margules and Luis DeCubas of Warriors Boxing and Javier Arce and Armando Garcia Chavez of G&A Boxing Promotions, and ready to make his much-anticipated ring return this Thursday night, when he takes on Larry Smith Jr. (10-21-1, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, in a middleweight six-rounder. (more…)



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar also wants to buy the Clippers

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya also wants to throw his hat into Los Angeles Clippers sweepstakes, making it known Tuesday night of his desire to own a piece of the NBA franchise. “The league has made it known that it wants more minorities involved, and as a proud Mexican-American, I will bring a different perspective to the NBA in general, and the Clippers in particular,” said De La Hoya. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I know what it takes to run a successful sports entity and nothing would make me happier than to bring an NBA Championship home to Southern California sports fans.

“I applaud NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for his quick and decisive action regarding in the Donald Sterling situation, and his forward thinking will push the league toward a positive future. There is no room for racism and unfair treatment in any professional sport, or in life in general. I hope to be a part of positive change for the league.”



April 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd ‘very, very interested’ in buying Clippers

With the NBA banning Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling for life and moving to force a sale of the team to another owner, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather told reporters that he’s “very, very interested in buying the Clippers.” Floyd stated that he’s looking into forming a group consisting of himself, Al Haymon, Leonard Ellerbe, Richard Schaefer and a couple of his “billionaire guys” to come up with the money.



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana grand arrivals

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Main event and undercard fighters for “The Moment: Mayweather vs Maidana” made their grand arrivals Tuesday to the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby to officially kick off fight week activities leading up to this Saturday night’s SHOWTIME PPV event.

Floyd Mayweather: “We’re five days away from another big event; this bout is about two fighters coming together giving the people what they want to see. Maidana is hungry, he’s ready and he has a great knockout ratio. It’s all about keeping composure and sticking to the game plan. It’s the best fighting the best. I’m glad he believes in himself and that’s what it’s all about. It’s champion versus champion and country versus country. Saturday night you’re not going to see the same Floyd Mayweather. I’ll be right there going toe-to-toe.”

Marcos Maidana: “To see all these people here supporting me is amazing. I know people think I’m going to lose, but I come to win and I’m not afraid of anybody or anything. I have the support of the Latino people and I’m coming to win.” (more…)



April 29th, 2014

UFC

TUF Latin America: Team Velasquez vs. Team Wedrum set to begin filming May 12

Two of the world’s fiercest mixed martial artists are set to let their rivalry play out in front of millions of fans as coaches on the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter®, the UFC®’s storied reality series, in the lead up to their title clash at UFC® 180 in Mexico City. The series will premiere the week of August 18. (more…)



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayfield looking to return in June

Jr. Welterweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-1-1, 11 KOs) is now a free agent. His promotional agreement with Top Rank has ended. He suffered his first loss as a professional, a close unanimous decision defeat to Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs), in his most recent fight March 29. “Now that I’m a free agent, I feel I have more options to compete against other fighters in the top ten of my division,” said Mayfield. “One loss is not going to stop me from trying to accomplish my goal of becoming a world champion. If all goes well, I’ll be fighting in San Francisco at Kezar Pavilion in June. I still have a lot of fight left in me and I’m open to working with other promoters in the future.”



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF orders Bernard Hopkins to face winner of Dudchenko-Mohammedi

Light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins must face the winner of the Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight as his next mandatory opponent. IBF Championship Chairman, Lindsey E. Tucker, Jr. sent IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Hopkins a letter on April 21, 2014 informing Hopkins that he is required to fight the winner of the June 21st Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight. Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (19-2-0, 13 KOs) and Nadjib Mohammedi (34-3-0, 20 KOs) will face off at the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA for the #1 position in the IBF as the main event of the June 21st edition of NBCSN Fight Night.

As soon as Dudchenko-Mohammedi is over, Hopkins will be notified to start negotiations with the winner. In the event he is unable to negotiate the mandatory, the IBF will call for purse offers to determine who will promote the fight, when and where.

Hopkins has recently discussed possible fights with Adonis Stevenson and Floyd Mayweather. However, Anatoliy’s manager, Vince Caruso said, “Currently, Bernard Hopkins is under the delusion that he can just make his own rules, bypass his mandatory and go straight to a bout with Adonis Stevenson. Anatoliy and Naj Mohammedi have earned the right to face each other in an elimination bout and the winner be rewarded with a title shot. We expect Mr. Hopkins, as a world champion, will comply with the IBF’s rules.”



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

Montreal’s legendary Olympic Stadium hasn’t hosted professional boxing for almost 35 years. The last fight held there was the famous Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard clash in June of 1980, an event that became one of the greatest boxing confrontations in history. Boxing finally returns to The Big ‘O’ on May 16 when junior middleweights Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-1, 21 KOs) and former WBA champion Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KO) meet in a ten-rounder to be televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The co-feature will be heavyweight Joe Hanks vs. TBA. The 66,000-seat stadium will be scaled for 1,500 fans. The card is presented by Star Boxing and Choko Boxing. Seats start at $45.



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Randall Bailey returns June 7

Three-time, two-division world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) returns June 7, as he takes on undefeated IBF #14 welterweight Frederick Lawson (22-0, 20 KOs) in the 12-round main event for the vacant USBA welterweight title at Myth Event Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The 39-year-old Bailey, still one of the most feared punchers in boxing, is the former IBF welterweight title holder, as well as the former IBF and WBO light welterweight champion of the world.

“I’m happy to have this fight,” Bailey said. “I’m looking forward to fighting in Minnesota again. I fought there in 1998 (WTKO3 vs. Rodney Wilson in Minneapolis). Now, each fight is my most important for me, and it’s also very important for me to look good winning. This is my last real run and it would be great to get another world title shot. I still feel young. I’ve never had any real injuries or damage to my body. And power never goes away! (more…)



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Jason Quigley

Golden Boy Promotions has announced the signing of Irish former amateur star Jason Quigley to an exclusive promotional contract. Hailing from Balleybofey in County Donegal, Ireland, 22-year-old Jason Quigley made boxing history by becoming the first male Irish boxer to make the finals and claimed Silver in AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships.

It was also announced that Los Angeles-based management company Sheer Sports Management has signed Quigley to a multi year management contract.

A date, site, and opponent for Quigley’s professional debut will be announced shortly.



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham targets Sturm at Sjekloca presser

Photo: Sebastian Heger

Here are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) and Nikola Sjekloca (26-1, 8 KOs) this Saturday at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany, which will host its first ever world title fight.

Arthur Abraham: “I am looking forward to defend the WBO Belt at home, in my town. It is great to return to the ring inside a span of two months and I want to fight two more times after this one in 2014. Before calling it a career, sitting on the couch and watching TV at age 40, I want to meet Felix Sturm at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium – that’s what I am dreaming of.”

Nikola Sjekloca: “I am thankful, finally getting the chance to fight for a world title after being rated highly in the pro ranks for such a long time. I lost to Bika but learned from my mistakes. I will show on May 3 that it was worth the wait and the experience, becoming Montenegro’s first world champion.”



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

What does it mean when Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight “to give glory to God?” More

Luis Collazo says he’s putting his career on the line when he faces Amir Khan this weekend. More

A DWI conviction may affect Tomasz Adamek’s race for European Union Parliament. More

Trainer Nacho Beristain is saying no to a fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. More



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mitchell and Maduma collide in IBF eliminator

Lightweight Kevin Mitchell (37-2, 27 KOs) will face Ghislain Maduma (16-0, 10 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF title on the Froch-Groves undercard at Wembley Stadium on May 31. Mitchell is gunning for a second World title tilt after facing Ricky Burns for the WBO belt in September 2012, and has since bounced back into form with four wins, three inside the distance and landing the IBF Inter-Continental crown in the process. The unbeaten Maduma is the NABF champion. The winner will be set to face IBF 135lb king Miguel Vazquez. A further allocation of tickets for the fight go on sale at midday on Thursday.



April 29th, 2014

UFC

A Must-See May Inside the Octagon

With the final April fight card in the books, it’s time to look ahead to the best action set to hit the Octagon in May, and with four fight cards – including the first doubleheader in UFC history to close out the month – there are plenty of bouts to pick from . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

DiBella, Pascal to promote Joel Diaz Jr.

DiBella Entertainment and Jean Pascal Promotions have announced that they will be joining promotional forces, beginning with the exclusive signing of highly regarded super featherweight Joel Diaz Jr. (15-0, 12 KOs). Diaz Jr. had received offers from every major promotional outfit in boxing, but decided that DBE and Jean Pascal were the best fit. Diaz is set to make his much anticipated co-promotional debut when he headlines the upcoming May 16th ShoBox: The New Generation card at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut.



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Browne wants Arreola-Stiverne winner

Unbeaten Aussie heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (20-0, 18 KOs) has yet to face a top ten fighter, but he says he’s ready to take on the winner of the upcoming WBC heavyweight title fight between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne. Browne scored his biggest win to date in Sheffield, England on Saturday night by blasting out Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli in five rounds and he’s eager for sterner tests.

“Like every heavyweight my ultimate goal is Klitschko, but I know I’ve got a few little things I need to work on before I’ll be ready for that fight,” he said. “Arreola and Stiverne are guys I’m interested in now. I think they’ve got the sort of styles that I match up well with and I think they’re both fighters I can beat. If a world title was on the line against one of them, then even better. (more…)



April 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Team Sauerland in talks with German broadcaster

European promotional giants Team Sauerland will have a busy summer when it comes to the television side of the business. This year their existing deal with German television partner ARD expires and yesterday the public broadcaster announced that a decision will be taken in the summer regarding boxing and that the current deal in its existing form would not be renewed and that there would be discussions on the new format in the coming months.

German boxing made a real comeback last year and Team Sauerland was particularly beneficial to the trend with current champions Arthur Abraham, Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Marco Huck and Juergen Braehmer in their ranks. Other broadcasters have in recent times also either entered the market or consolidated their position with private broadcasters RTL showing the Klitschko fights and Pro7/Sat 1 also making a strong entry into the boxing market by signing Felix Sturm and also recently acquired the rights for the all-German showdown between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz. (more…)



April 29th, 2014




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