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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Boxing News

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them a reality much sooner than expected in South Florida early this morning. Klitschko was having an open media workout when Briggs stormed in. Briggs wanted to resend the message that he is still in pursuit of a fight with Klitschko. Words were exchanged and apparently Briggs didn’t like what Klitschko had to say. Briggs then stormed into the ring where Vlad’s hands were already wrapped as were Briggs’ who was working out in the same gym. The two were face to face where it looked like at any moment it was going to go down. Former heavyweight champion of the world Michael Moorer broke the two apart to prevent it from going any further. We’re expecting exclusive video shortly.

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July 29th, 2014



Boxing News

Takayama, Okada keep Japanese belts

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese welterweight champ Suyon Takayama (21-1, 7 KOs), 147, barely kept his national belt as he withstood determined retaliations of top contender Koshinmaru Saito (20-6-1, 11 KOs), 147, and was awarded a hairline majority verdict (96-95 twice and 95-95) over ten hard-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a grudge fight as the champ, 28, acquired the vacant title by winning a close decision over the 35-year-old perennial challenger in 2012, and it became a tough war for him again as expected. Saito, handled by three-time world junior middle champ Koichi Wajima, made a good start and was leading on points after the first half, as announced 48-47 by all judges on the open scoring system. They put on a see-saw performance with Takayama occasionally scoring with left-right combos and Saito connecting with good left hooks to the bloodied champ. Had Saito, making his fourth attempt to win the national belt, won the final session, he would have acquired the long-anticipated belt. Try to win it for the fifth time, Saito!

Another total war was witnessed in a supporting ten, where unbeaten Japanese super-light champ Hiroki Okada (9-0, 7 KOs), 140, also barely managed to retain his title when he struggled to outbox and outpunch a constantly aggressive infighter Shamgar Koichi (18-6-1, 11 KOs; previously fighting as Koichi Aso), 139.75, and earned a close but unanimous nod (all 96-94) over ten. Okada, formerly amateur champ making his first defense, tried to outbox the willing mixer with a peek-a-boo guard and looked successful until he was caught by Koichi’s abrupt attack midway in the fifth. Though being ahead on points (48-47 twice for Okada and 48-47 for Koichi) after the fifth, it became a give-and-take affair with the tide busily turning in every round. The challenger had the champ at bay and almost seized the belt then and there, but Okada showed his heart to fight back with his strong determination. The champ was in command in the last two sessions, which carried him to a toughest triumph in his still short career.

Promoter: Kadoebi Jewel Promotions.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Gevor brothers to fight on August 16

On August 16, boxing brothers Noel and Abel Gevor will step into the ring to fight on the same card at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Trained by their stepfather and former world title challenger Khoren Gevor, 23 year-old Noel (12-0, 7 KOs) will take on Ismael Abdoul (54-29-2, 20 KOs) and 21 year-old Abel (7-0, 4 KOs) having a six-round bout scheduled versus Attila Palko (17-13, 13 KOs). (more…)



July 29th, 2014

UFC

Incredibly Smooth: The Best of Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson returns to the Octagon next month when he takes on fellow top-ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos in the main event of the August 23 UFC Fight Night event in Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Smoger to run referee, judges clinics in St Maarten

Renowned Referee Steve Smoger is set to return to St Maarten and to help further improve the sport in the Caribbean by running both Referee and Judges clinics before he referees ‘The War in Paradise’ professional boxing card on Saturday in Philipsburg, St Maarten. “I feel blessed to be able to give back to the sport of boxing by doing clinics at the beautiful island of St Maarten,” said Smoger who has refereed 195 world championship fights and worked in 42 countries around the world.

Promoter Bobby Ottley’s B.O.S.E. Promotions will be promoting the card billed as “War in Paradise” at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten featuring Nuvo reality TV champion Denis Douglin (17-4, 10 KOs) against hard hitting middleweight Eduardo Mercedes (25-11, 21 KOs) along with a special IBO female world heavyweight title bout between Carlette “The Truth” Ewell (15-7-1, 9 KOs) and top rated Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (9-1-2, 1 KO) played a big role in getting Steve to come to the paradise island. (more…)



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Joseph Parker mired in passport snafu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

New Zealand Heavyweight Joseph Parker’s US visa has been approved but he is still no closer to getting his passport returned from the US Consulate. A global US Immigration computer glitch across the world is holding things up. Parker is booked to fly to Las Vegas tonight but will have to cancel the flight if he does not receive his passport back before 5pm. The US Consulate says they cannot guarantee they’ll be able to issue the passport today.

Parker and Robert “The Butcher” Berridge are both scheduled to fight on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night on August 9. Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) is fighting Keith Thompson (7-2, 4 KOs), the sparring partner of highly regarded unbeaten contender Deontay Wilder. Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) is fighting 6’3 Russian light heavyweight Vasily Lepikhim (15-0, 8 KOs). Representatives of WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev will be watching the kiwi fight ahead of a likely title shot early next year. Kovalev defends his world title this weekend in Atlantic City against Australian Blake Caparello, the only fighter to beat Berridge in his 26 fight professional career.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

(Video) Catch Roy Jones Jr. rapping after his latest win. More

In regard to middleweight history, how good is Gennady Golovkin’s knockout ratio? More

Bare-knuckle fighting makes a return in Nebraska. More

What’s become of Larry Holmes’ old boxing gym? More



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Report: Perez paints a Picasso on canvass called Calzada

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos by Alan Velasquez

The crack of lightning and boom of thunder outside were no match for the fireworks in the ring on Friday night at the Salon Madrid as Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing presented Colorado fans an exciting five bout card that had the crowd on their feet for most of the night. Local fan favorite Manny ‘Manos’ Perez delighted his family and supporters with a beautiful performance of skillful boxing. Raul ‘Chino’ Carillo had no issues with Jeremiah ‘Jett’ Torres in their five rounder. Joey Montoya picked up a W and ‘Terrible’ Tommy Atencio returned to the squared circle with a victory. (more…)



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Tuesday Night Fights tonight in Philadelphia

Tuesday Night Fights, a unique Philadelphia boxing event that will feature young talent in the Delaware Valley, will make its debut on Tuesday at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management, Tuesday Night Fights will showcase both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various local boxing gyms. The plan is to make Tuesday Night Fights a monthly event at 2300 Arena. Tonight’s card will feature five professional fights and four amateur bouts. Highlighting the professional side is a six-round middleweight match between Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1) of ABC Rec Center in North Philadelphia and Jeremy Trussell (8-1-1) from Baltimore, Md. Also, Keith Downs (2-0), representing the Willingboro Recreation Center, faces Robert Sweeney (2-0) from the Marian Anderson Rec Center, South Philadelphia, in a four-round middleweight contest.



July 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada-Vukosa full report

By Mark Vaz at ringside

Before a crowd of 500-plus enthusiastic fans Saturday night at the Royal Night Club in Boston, come-backing former amateur standout Steve “The Gentle Giant” Vukosa was successful in his ring return upsetting former Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada over eight rounds via a majority decision. The 6’5″ southpaw – who’s last ring appearance was in May of 2002 – looked tentative over the first few rounds, circling the more aggressive Estrada, throwing one punch at a time giving Estrada good counterpunching opportunities. Once Vukosa began to let his hands go more frequently at the urging of his trainers, Jimmy Farrell and Kenny Butler, he found that he could land crisp, sharp combinations, eventually cutting Estrada over the right eye, which swelled shut almost immediately, severely handicapping Estrada’s defense. Much to his credit, Estrada continued his forward march, but with his punch output slowing, Vukosa was able to steal much of the second half of the contest to pull off the victory 76-75, 78-72 with one judge calling it even 76-76. FightNews saw the bout 76-76, four rounds apiece. Vukosa remains unbeaten at 9-0 (4) while Estrada slips to 20-5 with 6 knockouts, with all of his losses to top rated heavyweights. (more…)



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Lozano-Tostado collide Friday in Tampa

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc will continue their Summer Series this Friday from the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, FL, in the 3rd installment of the season and their 25th Anniversary of the series a special show with three titles fights on the same night. In the main event local favorite Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-1, 9 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida will face Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado (13-2, 6 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico in a bout schedule for 10 rounds for the interim WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. This will be Lozano’s 7th bout at the A La Carte having lost only once, Tostado is 1-0 at the venue where he beat Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal on the last season series. The winner of this bout must face Vidal for the absolute Latin title.

Also WBO Intercontinental champion Andrey Klimov (17-1, 8 KOs) of Klimovsk, Russia will square off with Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (14-2, 11 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico in bout schedule for 10 rounds in the jr. lightweight division. (more…)



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Escalera replaces Allen in Aug 8 FNF co-feature

Undefeated super middleweight Lennox Allen suffered a rib injury in training and has been forced to pull out of his upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights eight-round co-feature bout against Hungarian teenage phenom Norbert Nemesapati (14-0, 13KOs) next Friday in Fallon, NV. In Allen’s place will be the heavy-handed Puerto Rican brawler Jason “El Monstruo” Escalera (14-2-1, 12KOs), fresh off of his decision victory over previously undefeated Naim Terbunja on July 18. Headlining the card will be top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KOs) facing Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KOs) in the 10-round feature bout of the evening. Opening up the teleacst will be the highly anticipated pro-debut of China’s 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist Zhang Zhilei, in a four-round heavyweight special attraction. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Let’s Get It On Promotions, in association with Rumble Time Promotions, Jean Pascal Promotions, Dynasty Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter, Brook Quick Quotes

IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter and undefeated welterweight contender Kell Brook held an international media conference call Monday to discuss their August 16 fight card taking place at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Kell Brook: August 16 it’s me and Shawn Porter in the ring, I’m more than ready…I think the fans around the world are going to see what I can really do and see the best of me.”

Shawn Porter: “I don’t consider my fights auditions, they’re performances. Yes Floyd Mayweather is on the clock, we’re all hoping we’re next in line…I’m undefeated against undefeated boxers. I look forward to carrying my belt out of the ring August 16.”



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Douglin faces Mercedes on Saturday in St Maarten

The Caribbean Island paradise of St Maarten will be abuzz when rising middleweight and Nuvo TV’s “Knockout” champion Denis “Mommas Boy” Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) returns to the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg on Saturday night to face hard hitting Eduardo Mercedes (25-11, 21 KOs) in the ten round main event of the card promoted by Bobby Ottley’s B.O.S.E. Promotions. Douglin captured the Nuvo title with a win over the former USBA champion Charles “Killa” Whitaker back in June. The opportunity gave him the chance to get to work with renowned trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. Now he will look to take what he learned from the father of the pound for pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr and show the “new and improved” Denis Douglin against Mercedes. He must be wary though of Mercedes because he packs a lot of power, having won twenty-one of his twenty-five victories by way of knockout.

The eight bout card will also have a long awaited ten round grudge match for the IBO female heavyweight world title bout as New York State heavyweight champion Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (9-1-2, 1 KO) battles it out with five time world champion Carlette “The Truth” Ewell (15-7-1, 9KOs). (more…)



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Geales’ manager: Golovkin is one of the best middleweights of all time

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin should be rated up there with greatest 160-pounders ever according to Bill Treacy, the manager of two-time middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale. “After watching Golovkin defeat Daniel Geale I rate him up there with the best middleweights of all time,” stated Treacy. “Golovkin’s demeanor, the strength in his body and his punches and his focus show that he is the best middleweight in the world. Only super middleweight Andre Ward would maybe have the skills to defeat Golovkin. The Golovkin camp have said that he can make 154 pounds and if he can maintain power he would be too strong for Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather could not stay away from Golovkin for twelve rounds.”

“Daniel will arrive back in Australia on Tuesday. He will go back into training very soon and there are many options for him including possible fights with WBC champion Miguel Cotto and IBF champion Sam Soliman. The Soliman v Geale is a fight Australian boxing fans “Down Under” would be anxious to see.”



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

GGG = Golovkin Gores Geale: Full Report/Gallery

Ringside Report by: Matt Richardson Photos by: Emily Harney

Miguel Cotto better watch out! In yet another dominant and impressive performance on Saturday night, WBA/IBO middleweight titleholder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin staked his claim as the top middleweight in the sport with a blowout, third round stoppage victory against former belt-holder Daniel Geale. Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) won the opening round, knocked down Geale on a glancing shot in the second and crushed him with a hard right in the third, prompting referee Mike Ortega to call an ending to the bout at the 2:47 mark. The fight was the main event of a card televised by HBO and hosted at Madison Square Garden.

“I want a unification fight with Miguel (the WBC middleweight champion) and (IBF middleweight titleholder Sam) Soliman to prove I’m the best,” Golovkin stated at the post-fight press conference. “Give me a big fight or big name and I’ll show you my technique.” More



July 28th, 2014

UFC

Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Originally scheduled to take place on August 2, the biggest rematch in UFC featherweight history now moves to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes meet at UFC 179 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman targets GGG

soliman-kalin300By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman talked to Fightnews.com to say he was impressed with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s three round stoppage of Daniel “Real Deal” Geale on Saturday, but also mentions the WBA champion can still be defeated.

“Golovkin was at his very best on Saturday in Madison Square Garden when he stopped Daniel Geale in three rounds,” said Soliman. “I don’t think Daniel was mentally prepared for the fight. He did not box at the top level or show his normal confidence as he did when he defeated Felix Sturm in Germany. I’m sure Daniel will come back better than before. I’m still confident I can defeat GGG. Boxing is all about styles and I know my style would give him problems. Golovkin’s management would know I have the style to cause a major upset and take ‘GGG’ to school. I have a fight date later this year in the USA but will be free in March or April next year if Gennady wants to get it on. I’m hoping Gennady’s management will take up the challenge.”



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Elton Dharry headlines Friday in NYC

On Friday night, Elton Dharry Promotions will presents its inaugural boxing event at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. In the main event, the show’s promoter, Elton Dharry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) will look for his 13th consecutive victory when he takes on Antwan Robertson (9-1-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout. In six rounders super bantamweight Ryan Ramayya (1-0-2, 1 KO) will battle Josh Crespo (1-1-2, 1 KO) and jr welter Mikkel Lespierre (5-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on Pedro Andres (1-3, 1 KO). Five four-round bouts are also scheduled. Tickets are $100 for ringside and $50 for general admission.



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather rift gets wider. More

Unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders calls out Chris Eubank Jr. More

The Penalosa boys keep their unbeaten streak alive. More

Danny Green enters the fitness business. More



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

After 12 year layoff, Boston bus driver Steve Vukosa shocks U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada

In his first fight in over twelve years, heavyweight Steve Vukosa (9-0, 4 KOs) scored a huge upset in defeating 2004 US Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (20-5, 6 KOs) by eight round majority decision on Saturday night at the Royale nightclub in Boston. The 37-year-old Vukosa, a Boston bus driver, won by scores of 76-76, 79-74, 78-76 against Estrada, whose company Big Six Entertainment promoted the event.



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Loeffler: Nobody can beat Gennady in the middleweight division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

K2’s Tom Loeffler, promoter of WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin, holds court with reporters at ringside following Golovkin’s spectacular KO win over Daniel Geale on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.



July 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Post-fight

UFC President Dana White was joined at the UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown post fight press conference by Robbie Lawler, Anthony Johnson, Dennis Bermudez, Patrick Cummins, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Geale: I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin

Former two-time middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 13 KOs) gave it his all in a losing effort against fearsome WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night inside New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden Arena. “I’m not ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin,” said Geale. “He’s one of the best fighters in boxing and certainly the biggest puncher in the sport. I did my best to come out strong but he was the better man tonight. Want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Garrie Francisco for everything they’ve done for me and my family. I’m going to take a few weeks off and evaluate my future.”

Promoter Gary Shaw added, “I have nothing but great respect for Daniel Geale who did his best tonight. He fought hard against a great fighter who I believe is a pound for pound champion in Golovkin.”



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant Jennings on the point deduction

By Przemek Garczarczyk



July 27th, 2014




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