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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Boxing News

Mora speaks about his victory, Jermain Taylor and the future

By Tracy Morin
Photos: Scott Foster

FightNews caught up with Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) this past Friday a couple of hours after he had won a split decision over Abraham Han (23-2, 14 KOs) to capture the vacant USBA middleweight title.

“He was exactly what I expected: a tough guy who takes a good punch and keeps coming forward,” Mora said to FightNews. “He had a good record, with his only loss against a top contender, so I expected what I got — a tough-ass fight! I just didn’t expect to bleed so much; he head butted me twice, but the nose was from a punch, and I had problems breathing and stuff like that. But I thought I won unanimously. I was very surprised at the scorecards. I heard Teddy Atlas had it 117-112 for me, and I had the same score as him. Blood makes people think the other guy’s winning.” (more…)



February 9th, 2015



Boxing News

Sturm will pass on IBF middleweight title fight; takes aim at WBO 168lb champ Abraham

According to his manager Roland Bebak, former multi-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm will pass on a fight against Hassan N’Dam for the vacant IBF middleweight title formerly held by Jermain Taylor. Sturm will instead concentrate on an all-German showdown with rival and WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham this summer. Abraham will first have a rematch against Paul Smith on February 21 in Berlin.

Sturm moved to the 168b division in his last fight, battling former world champion Robert Stieglitz to an entertaining draw.



February 9th, 2015

UFC

Hello America, My Name is Jim Alers

Over the last three years, Jim Alers’ passport has been picking up quite a few new stamps. Bahrain. Jordan. Wales. Scotland. Ireland. Abu Dhabi . . . click here for more

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February 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Jones: Rose will be my first UK victim

Carson Jones says he will land his first win on UK soil against Brian Rose on Saturday night at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The Oklahoma man is famous on these shores for providing Kell Brook with a real scare when they met in July 2012 in Sheffield, Jones breaking Brook’s nose midway through a titanic tussle that Brook edged via majority decision. Jones returned to England five months later and was slated to meet Lee Purdy in London, but after the Essex man pulled out of the fight, he drew with hungry Irishman Dean Byrne over eight rounds. Jones landed a rematch with Brook in the summer of 2013 and the Sheffield star stopped him inside eight. (more…)



February 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Not a word out of Manny Pacquiao on the Floyd Mayweather showdown.

Showtime not yet in panic mode for Mayweather-Pacquiao.

How ballet helped James Degale in boxing.

Sonny Boy Jaro returns to the ring.

Marvin Sonsona arrives in Las Vegas for training.



February 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Whyte floors Nascimento three times en route to knockout win

Report and photos by Tony Mayger

Dillian Whyte (13-0) was supposed to get a few rounds of boxing on Saturday night in London where he stepped up against durable Brazilian, Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-8). Back in November last year Nascimento was taken the eight round distance by former world title challenger Eddie Chambers but Whyte needed just two rounds before delivering a sensational knockout in front of a packed Camden Centre. Nascimento was floored mid-way through the opening round with a long left hook but got quickly to his feet to finish the round. Whyte landed the same shot again at the beginning of round two and had the Brazilian touching down with a glove. Around 30 seconds later and Nascimento was on the floor again after Whyte stepped in with the jab and followed it up with an overhand right, buckling Nascimento’s legs. The referee waved off the contest with the South-American unfit to continue. Whyte moves to thirteen unbeaten and his team will now have to think very carefully about who to match him with next.

“I’m not getting ahead of myself, I still make mistakes and there’s a lot of things to learn but I’m finally back boxing and I’m enjoying myself again” said Whyte talking to the media after the show. (more…)



February 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Wonder Boy, Figueroa battle to draw

Photo: Alex Roman/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Unbeaten jr featherweight Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (15-0-1, 11 KOs) and Josean Figueroa (8-3-2, 7 KOs) battled to an eight round majority draw on Saturday night in the main event at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Scores were 76-76, 76-76 and 79-73 for Lopez.

Jose Lopez: “He came strong I didn’t expect that Figueroa was going to come this way. We made the adjustments of our last fight but this is boxing. I keep learning.”

Josean Figueroa: “We came ready for Lopez we knew that he has a powerful left hook and he got me a couple of times but our plan was to break him down we knew that he gets tired. I am happy with today’s performance.” (more…)



February 8th, 2015

UFC

Mark Munoz hopes for a date in Manila

Mark Munoz is normally the most thoughtful of interviewees. There are no cliché answers or quick quips. He’ll take what you’re asking him, digest it, and come back with the best response he can . . . click here for more

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February 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Sandoval stops Brewer in three

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Super welterweight Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (39-3, 34 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Grady “B.B.” Brewer (32-20, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympic Coliseum in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 44-year-old Brewer, momentarily rocked Sanchez in round one. Sanchez dropped Brewer twice in round three. After Brewer was wrestled down later in the round the referee abruptly waved it off. Time was 1:21. The crowd loudly booed the stoppage.

In the co-feature, unbeaten featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (17-0, 9 KOs) dropped Rafael Reyes (14-4, 10 KOs) at the end of round three and Reyes didn’t come out for round four.

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February 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Darchinyan KOs Jimenez; Cano KOs Silva

Former world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (40-7-1, 29 KOs) dropped back down to the super bantamweight division and scored an entertaining ninth round TKO over Juan “El Penita” Jimenez (19-9, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Domo del Palacio Municipal in Chetumal, Mexico. The free-swinging Jimenez seemingly dropped Darchinyan in round three but no count was given. After that, Darchinyan upped the pressure and began to punish Jimenez. Jimenez was down in round seven from a punch that was ruled behind the head. Darchinyan then dropped Jimenez again in round nine to end it.

In the main event, former WBA interim super lightweight champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) demolished Jorge “Pantera” Silva (20-7-2, 16 KOs) in the first round of a welterweight bout.



February 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-WBC 112lb champ Igarashi defeats Perez

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former WBC champ and ex-Olympian, currently WBC#7/WBA#6 super-fly Toshiyuki Igarashi (20-2-1, 11 KOs), 116, was awarded a unanimous technical decision (96-95, 98-94 twice) over Mexican national titlist Efrain Perez (17-6, 12 KOs), 115.5, because of Igarashi’s bad bleeding at 0:20 into the tenth and final session on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Igarashi, a fleet-footed southpaw nicknamed “Supersonic” due to his excellent speed on hand and foot, had a tough time coping with the game and gallant Mexican who kept tearing into the footworker with persistent body bombardments. Igarashi responded to his attack by effectively bouncing a southpaw left off his opponent’s head though punching at a time while moving around. The 31-year-old ex-champ sustained a gash over the right eyebrow midway in round six and it became worsened with a head collision in the ninth with the referee Someya declaring a halt to take a technical decision in the final stanza—scoring and including the incomplete tenth. Torres, 25, fought well and showed his heart though he was apparently a slow starter. (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Najera, Saucedo still unbeaten

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten lightweight favorite Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over iron-jawed Robbie Cannon (14-11-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Najera was the aggressor. He dropped Cannon with a left hook in round five, but Cannon survived the round, then absorbed punishment to the final bell. Scores were 80-71, 80-71, 78-73

Unbeaten welterweight slugger Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (17-0, 12 KOs) was impressive again with a third round TKO over Eduardo Flores (17-17-3, 12 KOs). Saucedo rocked Flores at the end of round two, then knocked down Flores in round three prompting a referee’s stoppage.

Unbeaten welterweight Ricardo Lamas (6-0, 6 KOs) needed just seconds to annihilate Eduardo Alvarado (1-7, 1 KO).

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Ryan Martin (11-0, 6 Ks) hammered out a six round unanimous nod over Carlos Valenzuela (6-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 59-54, 58-55, 58-55. (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Palacios demolishes Soto

By Robert Coster

In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, two-time cruiserweight world title challenger Francisco “The Wizzard” Palacios (23-2, 14 KOs) made short work of local boy Sandy Soto, laying out his outclassed foe in just 1:58 of the first round. A wicked body shot did the job for Palacios who told Fightnews that he had hoped for a longer fight. “I will be going against unbeaten Dmitry Kubdryashov in Russia on March 28th for the WBA Intercontinental title. I would have liked to go a few more rounds.”

On the undercard, junior middleweight prospect Anthony Castellon (8-0, 7 KOs) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, engaged in a wild brawl with rugged Dominican David Martinez. The give-and-take slugfest ended in the fourth round when Martinez was disqualified for insulting the referee (!). The six bout card was promoted by Domini Boxing Promotions (Jose Rafael Lantigua).



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC issues rulings on Garcia and Dirrell defenses

The WBC Board of Governors has issued rulings on the super middleweight and super lightweight divisions.

WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia, who made his last mandatory defense in September 14, will be allowed to fight IBF champion Lamont Peterson in a non-title bout (after negotiating a step-aside agreement with mandatory challenger Victor Postal) under the following conditions:

1) The Garcia/Postol step-aside agreement will be modified and updated to include the new date of the fight and the conditions for the mandatory fight between Garcia and Postol.

2) Lucas Matthysse has been named mandatory contender to fight against the then WBC world champion immediately following the Garcia vs. Postol fight.

3) The sanction fees the Garcia vs. Peterson Special Event generates shall be deposited directly in the “WBC Jose Sulaiman Boxers Fund.”

It was also noted that “The WBC is very happy to participate in the sanctioning of those very important fights, which involve some of the best fighters in the super lightweight division.”

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WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell, who won the title in August 2014, will be permitted to make the proposed voluntary defense in the month of April with the winner committed to fight mandatory challenger George Groves without any intervening bouts. The Groves Camp had been pushing for an immediate challenge.



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Detroit Results: Austion smashes Dubray

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Promoter Antonio Gates, a NFL All Pro nine times in his thirteen years, put on his second boxing show last night in Detroit’s historic Masonic Temple. Everything was peachy until the main go, when local welterweight Ronnie Austion, 8-0, smeared a hapless Charlie Dubray onto the floor for the better part of two ugly rounds, until the Michigan 3-knockout rule interceded and Austion was awarded a TKO win.

The fighter, the trainer, the promoter, the matchmaker echoed the theme: Austion has to step up. Austion is no world-beater, an okay amateur of no great distinction with decent boxing skills, and no great shakes in the power department, but he blew out his man Dubray with such ridiculous ease, getting his man going with a first-round knockdown via a jab.

When he was interviewed after the fight, Austion told the crowd with extreme diplomacy that he appreciated that his opponent had “come to fight,” that “anyone who gets into the ring” deserves respect, and then after thanking everyone in the arena except the house cat for showing up, he launched into the main theme resulting from the fight: “I need to have better opposition.” (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Commey improves to 20-0 with fourth-round TKO

Photo: Photo Wende

Ghanaian lightweight star Richard Commey (20-0, 18 KOs) improves to 20-0 with a fourth-round technical knockout victory over Mikheil Avakyan (27-19-4, 12 KOs) tonight at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Commey looked slick, dominating the early rounds and scoring well with heavy shots. Avakyan was deducted a point in the fourth round for excessive holding. Moments later referee Freddy Rafn called a halt to the action, sparing the Georgian any further punishment.

“I’m happy with my performance,” said the current Commonwealth Champion. “He was an awkward opponent. He just wanted to hold and grapple. But as soon as I found my rhythm I was able to start catching him with big shots. It’s great to get another knockout win on my record. Now, I’m looking forward to my next fight on March 21 in South Africa!”

Other Results:
Micki Nielsen W10 Julio Cesar Dos Santos (cruiserweight)s
Anthony Yigit TKO6 Kim Poulsen (welterweight)
Dennis Ceylan TKO7 Cristian Montilla (featherweight)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder: even when the little guys tag him, he falls

By James Slater

A fight between unbeaten heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is a match-up every boxing fan wants to see; and WBC heavyweight king Wilder is just as anxious for it to come off. In fact, (33-0, 32 KOs) star Wilder has told the Alabama News he wants Fury next; in what would be his first title defence.

“I’ve been calling him out years and years,” Wilder said of the (23-0, 17) Fury. “I think he’s one of the exciting guys over in the UK and I’m doing my thing here is the USA. I think UK Vs. USA would be a great clash. Fury is who I want next, but boxing is a business many don’t understand and so it makes them frustrated. Some fights won’t happen at the time that people want them and some fights will never happen, I’m trying to get every fight I want to happen at the right minimal time of it happening as well.” (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Heavyweight Latimore returns tonight vs. “Big Bear”

Lurking undefeated heavyweight prospect Ed Latimore (6-0, 5 KOs) returns tonight at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, WV facing granite chinned Brandon “Big Bear” Spencer (2-7-1, 2 KOs) in a scheduled 6 round affair. Latimore, out of Pittsburgh, PA and trained by Tom Yankello, is coming off a 1st round KO win over Excell Holmes at Mohegan Sun in October. The southpaw Spencer, out of Augusta, Georgia, has only come up short inside of the distance once in 10 professional bouts (vs. Gerald Washington/15-0, 11 KOs).

The card is presented by Made Men Promotions also features former contender Pasqual “El Tigre” Rouse vs. Antoine “The President” Knight in a featherweight contest, cruiserweights Josh “The Handsome Hitman” Himes vs. Brian “Wildman” Donahue, cruiserweights Sean “Tonka Truck” Conway vs. Nicholas Lavin, lightweights Antonio Gonzales vs. Victor Vasquez, and several amateur bouts to kick off the evening. First bell 7:30 PM. Tickets call 724-513-1416.



February 7th, 2015

UFC

Court McGee: A Year of Building Hope

“This year off hasn’t been a year off – it has been the biggest year of growth I’ve ever had,” UFC welterweight Court McGee, who hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since losing to Ryan LaFlare in December 2013 and won’t do so again until the second half of 2015, says . . . click here for more

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February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Mundine-Trout in the works

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #4, WBA #4, IBF #10 Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-6, 27 KOs) is negotiating to fight WBC #6, WBA #6, IBF #8 Austin Trout (28-2, 15 KOs) for a May showdown in Australia. “It would be a good fight, there is some bad blood between us from a couple of years ago, boxing fans want to see that fight, and I believe I would stop him,” Mundine said. In 2012 when Trout was the WBA light middleweight world champion, Trout called Mundine “a joke” for failing to attend a purse bid for a proposed Mundine vs. Trout WBA title fight.

Mundine is confident he can defeat Trout and set up a bout with boxing’s pound for pound best Floyd “Money” Mayweather. “Once Mayweather makes a decision on a fight, it will free up a lot of other fighters on who and when they can fight,” Mundine said. “It doesn’t matter where, I would love to get that fight, I only want big fights and big names. I have told my team, I will only be fighting big names or for world titles, nothing less.” (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Gamache: Dos Santos will bring out beast in Nielsen

Trainer Joey Gamache believes Julio Cesar Dos Santos (27-3, 24 KOs) will bring out the beast in Micki Nielsen (16-0, 12 KOs) when the boxers meet for the WBC International title tonight at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. Gamache, a former two-time world champion, has guided Nielsen to eight successive victories since taking control of his corner in August 2013. As the Danish cruiserweight prepares for his toughest test to date, the renowned American coach has backed the 21 year-old to rise to the occasion.

“This will be another step up for Micki,” said Gamache. “Dos Santos is experienced at world level. He’s won twenty-seven of his thirty fights, and his three losses have all come against top guys. He’s a dangerous opponent but so is Micki. (more…)



February 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Mora edges Han by split decision

By Tracy Morin at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster

Former WBC jr middleweight titleholder Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Abie “The Sun City Warrior” Han (23-2, 14 KOs) to claim the vacant USBA middleweight title on Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mora seemed more comfortable in there early on and found a home for his right hand that connected all night long. “The Latin Snake” pressed the action much of the fight and had success sharpshooting while Han fought in spurts. Han came on late, dropping Mora in round ten and cutting him over the right eye. Han closed the fight stronger, but it was too little too late. Scores were 114-113, 115-112 Mora, 115-112 Han.

Undefeated jr middleweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (9-0, 6 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over late sub Michael Finney (12-2-1, 10 KOs) at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Finney gave a decent account of himself considering the circumstances, but Lubin dominated the fight and won by scores of 80-72 on all cards. Finney took the bout on one day’s notice after Lubin’s original opponent dropped out due to a failed medical test.

In a clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Ahmed Elbiale (9-0, 9 KOs) impressively destroyed Dustin Echard (10-1, 7 KOs). Elbiale knocked Echard completely outside the ropes, then battered him until the bout was stopped. Time was :44. photos



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Biloxi, Mississippi

By Tracy Morin at ringside

Middleweights Justin DeLoach (9-1, 5 KOs) and Cesar Vila (8-2, 4 KOs) wrapped up the evening of fights with a shocker of an ending. DeLoach took control from the outset, widening his lead in the second when landed a left hook and stumbled Vila coming in. De Loach continued his attack in the third and had Vila in trouble, stumbling across the ring, when Vila lashed out with a flush left hook right on the button that DeLoach never saw coming. DeLoach tried to get up during the 10-count, but instead pitched across the ring, ending the fight at 0:51 of round 3.

Though most of the crowd dispersed after the main event, fans who stuck around were treated to a competitive and action-packed super welterweight four rounder between young undefeateds Ryan Karl (6-0, 5 KOs) and Brett Simmons (2-1-2, 1 KO). Karl brought the pressure and volume punching from the opening bell as the taller Simmons struggled to establish his boxing game from the outside. Soon, however, Karl was consistently trapping Simmons against the ropes and barely took a breather, throwing constant streams of punches as Simmons found only occasional counterpunching success with the left hook. Karl’s nonstop flurries awarded him the win on all judges’ scorecards, with scores of 40-36 (Ingle) and 40-35 (Valentine and Taranto).

Super welterweight Domonique Dolton (16-0, 8 KOs) handled the game but overmatched Juan Carlos Rojas (7-9-1, 5 KOs) in an occasionally ugly six-rounder that at times offered as much head-first combat and clinching as clean punching. Though Dolton enjoyed a clear advantage while boxing in the first three rounds, a cut on Dolton’s left eye seemed to spur Rojas on in the fourth and later rounds, after which he became the aggressor, smothering Dolton against the ropes and trying to make the fight even uglier. Judges nevertheless appreciated the cleaner, crisper shots from Dolton, handing in final scores of 59-55 (Valentine) and 60-54 (Taranto and Ingle). (more…)



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Colonel and Ricardo reunited on CBS Sports Network

The ringside broadcast team of “Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo will be reunited on the February 14 boxing telecast airing LIVE on CBS Sports Network. Sheridan and Ricardo will be joined by “Subway Boxer” Mike Lee at ringside for the main event following Lee’s co-feature fight. The card takes place at the Resorts World Casino New York City located in Jamaica, NY.

Heavyweight Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) will take on undefeated Akhror Muralimov (16-0, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the IBF North American heavyweight title in the headliner. Lee (13-0, 7 KOs) will fight Gary Tapusoa (6-3-1, 5 KOs) in a 6-rounder for the UBF All Americas title. An additional television bout will be announced at a later date.

Also slated to appear on the off-TV portion card are super middleweight Devaun Lee (3-1, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY; cruiserweight Armin Mrkanovic (6-2, 3 KOs) of Queens, NY; cruiserweight Dave Valykeo (4-3) of Neptune, NJ; middleweight Henry Beckford (0-1) of New York and pro debuting Phillip LeGrand.



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Chetumal, Mexico

Pablo Cesar “Demoledor” Cano 148.3 vs. Jorge “Pantera” Silva 150.7
Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan 123.4 vs. Juan “Peñita” Jiménez 122.3

Luis “Titán” Sánchez 132.2 vs. Alfonso “Dinamita” Torres 128.5
Antonio “Tony” Gutiérrez 159.8 vs. Gilberto “Gil” Flores 156.7
Alberto “Flecha” Cupido 129.6 vs. Arturo “Embajador” Hernández 130.5
Pedro “Torito” Tut 121.9 vs. Abisai Palomo 116.1
Erik “Pitbull” Gamboa 118.1 vs. Hiram Gallardo 117.2

Venue: Domo del Palacio Municipal, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Deportes



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF vacates middleweight title; N’Dam and Sturm in line to fight for the vacant belt

The IBF Middleweight title, which was held by Jermain Taylor since October 8, 2014, has been vacated. It has been widely reported that on January 22, 2015, Mr. Taylor surrendered to authorities in Pulaski County, AK, was placed in custody and is due in court on February 10, 2015. Reports have also indicated that Mr. Taylor would be moved to a state hospital to await an evaluation which will take place by April 27. Rule 5.C. of the IBF/USBA Rules Governing Championship Contests states in part: “Any boxer who is ill, injured, under a legal impediment which would prevent the bout from taking place, or on suspension at the time the Championships Chairman and President order a bout under this rule shall be considered unavailable.”

It is the opinion of the IBF/USBA that Jermain Taylor’s confinement has effectively rendered him unavailable to prepare to defend his title at the time the Championships Chairman and the President are due to order his mandatory bout. Furthermore, his confinement prevents him from actively negotiating with the leading available contender under Rule 5.D.1. For these reasons, the Championships Committee and the Board of Directors have decided to withdraw recognition of Mr. Taylor’s title in accordance to Rule 5.D.1.(b) so as not to tie up the division and penalize the other boxers in the IBF Middleweight rankings.

“The IBF wishes Jermain the best of luck and hopes that he is able to resolve these matters quickly,” stated IBF President Daryl Peoples. Jermain Taylor’s promoter, Lou Di Bella, was advised to notify the organization when Mr. Taylor resumes his boxing career. Hassan N’Dam and Felix Sturm, ranked numbers 1 and 3 respectively, are the two highest ranked contenders in the division and have been ordered to fight for the title. They are to notify the IBF of their availability by February 9, 2015 by 5PM.



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Golden Boy reboots Fight Night Club

Golden Boy Promotions has announced a new Los Angeles fight series adapted from the original Fight Night Club series set to launch exactly one month from today. The new series will take place monthly beginning Friday, March 6, 2015 from the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and will feature the up-and-coming boxing prospects from Southern California. It will be featured as part of the highly rated show Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya will officially host a press conference next week in downtown Los Angeles to unveil details for the new Fight Night Club series. Also in attendance will be Los Angeles’ undefeated super bantamweight prospect and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. who is set to headline the March 6 event. A full lineup of young undefeated prospects on the card will also be announced during the press conference. (more…)



February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

beIN Sports Weights from Guadalajara

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Daniel Sandoval 154 vs Grady Brewer 154
Carlos Díaz 131 vs Rafael Reyes 130
Enrique Bernache 119 vs José Cayetano 119
Abraham Cordero 136 vs Jesús Velazco 136

Venue: Coliseo Olímpico de la U de G
TV: beIN Sports en Espanol (US) TV Azteca (Mexico)
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions

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February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Hidalgo, Texas

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Ivan Najera 140 vs. Robbie Cannon 135.5
Alex Saucedo 145 vs. Eduardo Flores 146.5
Ryan ‘Blue Chip’ Martin 138 vs. Carlos Valenezuela 138
Alberto Navarro, 133 vs. Julian Gilden 132
Eduardo Garza 124 vs. Hector Gutierrez 121
Ricardo Lamas 144 vs. Eduardo Alvarado 151
Issac Torres 138 vs. Jessie Anguiano 139

Venue: State Farm Arena in Hidalgo Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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February 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Grady Brewer vs. Daniel Sandoval on beIN Sports

beIN SPORTS en Español will air this Saturday night’s boxing event from the Olympic Coliseum in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (36-3, 33 KOs) against Grady “B.B.” Brewer (32-19, 16 KOs) in a super welterweight battle scheduled for ten rounds. Featured in the co-main event is featherweight Daulis Prescott (27-2, 19 KOs) against undefeated Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (16-0, 8 KOs).

The special guest on the telecast is Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón.



February 6th, 2015




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