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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins

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UFC

Fight Night Berlin Post-fight

UFC managing director Garry Cook was joined at the UFC Fight Night Berlin post-fight press conference by Gegard Mousasi, Mark Munoz, CB Dollaway, Francis Carmont, Sean Strickland, Luke Barnatt, Nick Hein, Tom Niinimaki and Niklas Backstrom . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV is live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Click here for more 



May 31st, 2014



Boxing News

Soliman dethrones Sturm

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In a grudge rematch, cagey 40-year-old Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) dethroned IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) by unanimous decision over twelve rounds on Saturday night at the König Palast in Krefeld, Germany. Close rounds early. Soliman was warned three times by referee Eddie Cotton in round three for various infractions. Soliman had a strong round five and his non-stop workrate began to pay dividends as the bout progressed. Sturm had his best round in round nine when he upped the pressure and began connecting with big shots. Good two-way action in round eleven. In the end, Sturm wasn’t able to solve Soliman’s awkward and busy style. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 118-110.

WBA female flyweight champion “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (32-2, 16 KOs) stopped Dan-Bi Kim (9-2-1, 2 KOs) with a barrage of punches in round nine. It was Kentikian’s first KO since 2008.

Light heavyweights Konni Konrad (20-1-1, 10 KOs) and Mehdi Amar (27-4-2, 15 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw. Scores were 115-113 Konrad, 116-113 Amar, 114-114. Konrad retained his WBA International belt.

Jr middleweight Maurice Weber (20-1-1, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage of journeyman Renat Samedovi (9-11-1, 2 KOs).

Super middleweight Goekalb Oezekler (16-1-1, 6 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Attila Kiss (11-70-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 58-56.



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Froch KOs Groves in eighth round

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

In a highly anticipated rematch, IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over arch-rival George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) before 80,000 fans on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium in London. Tactical early rounds with Groves doing more. Froch started coming on in rounds five and six. Groves rocked Froch in the seventh. Froch knocked Groves on his back in the eighth round with a huge right hand and American referee Charlie Fitch waved it off without finishing a count. Time was 2:34.

In an IBF super middleweight eliminator, James “Chunky” DeGale (19-1, 13 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten “Flawless” Brandon Gonzales (18-1-1, 10 KOs). DeGale dropped Gonzales in round four, then got a seemingly quick stoppage with his followup barrage. Time was 2:38.

In an IBF lightweight eliminator, Kevin Mitchell (38-2, 28 KOs) scored a come from behind TKO over previously unbeaten Ghislain Maduma (16-1, 10 KOs). Mitchell scored two knockdowns in the eleventh round to finish a gassed Maduma. The stoppage seemed premature in favor of the British fighter. Time was 2:56. Mitchell made the 135lb division limit at yesterday’s weigh-in, but his overnight weight gain exceeded the IBF limit so he will not get a title shot against IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vasquez.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (24-2-1, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (52-3, 34 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA bantamweight belt. McDonnell broke down Rachawat and finished him with a left hook to the head. Time was 2:00.

Unbeaten Olympian gold medalist Anthony Joshua (6-0, 6 KOs) annihilated Matt Legg (7-3, 3 KOs) in 83 seconds of a heavyweight contest.



May 31st, 2014

UFC

UFN Berlin Final: At Last, the Real Mousasi Arrives, Subs Munoz

This was the Gegard Mousasi UFC fans were waiting for. A little over a year after his Octagon debut, the international star showed Saturday at the O2 World Arena in Berlin why he has long been one of the best fighters in the game, showing off a complete mixed martial arts attack before submitting Mark Munoz in the first round . . . Click here for more

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IT’S FIGHT DAY! UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC VS. MALDONADO is live on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from San Paulo, Brazil . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV is live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Click here for more 



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

verdejo_streetfair300Unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight star Felix Verdejo was mobbed by adoring fans today at a Bronx street festival in advance of his fight next Saturday, June 7, at Madison Square Garden which will be telecast by WAPA 2 in Puerto Rico and WAPA America in the USA.

Renowned boxing legends and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes will participate in an exclusive, live discussion at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom on Wednesday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m. “Kings of the Ring: A Conversation with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes,” will feature an open dialogue between the two ex-champions as they reflect on their remarkable boxing careers, and take questions from the audience. Longtime sports columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard and Syracuse.com, Bud Poliquin, will serve as moderator. The event is free and open to the public.



May 31st, 2014

UFC

UFN Berlin Prelims: Sergeant Hein Delivers the Goods

German fans got a treat in UFC Fight Night prelim action at the O2 World Arena in Berlin Saturday, as one of their own, Cologne newcomer “Sergeant” Nick Hein, lived up to expectations with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over fellow lightweight prospect Drew Dober . . . Click here for more

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IT’S FIGHT DAY! Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MUNOZ VS. MOUSASI is live on UFC Fight Pass TODAY at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Berlin, Germany . . . Click here for more info

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC VS. MALDONADO is live on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from San Paulo, Brazil . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV is live on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Click here for more 



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Featherweight Fury Results: Donaire defeats Vetyeka, Walters KOs Darchinyan in 5, Gradovich retains IBF title

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank’s “Featherweight Fury” card on Saturday at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China, featured three world featherweight title fights. In the main event, multi-division former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) won a fourth round technical decision to dethrone WBA featherweight “super” champion Simpiwe “V12″ Vetyeka (26-3, 15 KOs). Donaire was cut over the left eye by an accidental headbutt at the end of round one. Another headbutt bothered Donaire in round two. Donaire staggered Vetyeka in round three but the champion recovered. Vetyeka came out aggressively in round four, but Donaire floored Vetyaka with a left hook. The fight was then stopped after round four. All three judges had it 49-46 for Donaire. After the fight, the newly crowned world champion Donaire promised Vetyeka a rematch.

Unbeaten WBA featherweight “regular” champ Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over 38-year-old multi-division former world champion “Raging Bull” Vic Darchinyan (39-7-1, 28 KOs). Walters dropped Darchinyan with an uppercut in round two. Darchinyan had difficulty getting past Walters’ defense. Walters again dropped Darchinyan in round five and then laid him out moments later. Time was 2:22.

IBF featherweight champ Egveny “The Mexican Russian” Gradovich (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Alexander Miskirtchian (24-2-1, 9 KOs). Miskirtchian dropped Gradovich with a jab in round six, but Gradovich did more to win by scores of 117-110, 117-110, 118-110. (more…)



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Slugfest At The Salon Madrid

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos by Michael V. Ornelas

On a typical spring night as weather changes quickly from sunny to rainy and back again, like the ebb and flow of a fight, Airtight Boxing and Steve Mestas brought boxing to The Salon Madrid Event Center in Commerce City, just north of Denver.

Armando Rodriguez and Fransisco Lopez battle in Colorado’s fight of the year thus far. Kirstie Simmons shines in her victory. Manny Perez and Giovanni Merceron throw friendship out the window, entertain the crowd. Donald Cobb debuts in fashion. (more…)



May 31st, 2014

Boxing Result

Harrison Rolls, Executes McKart in 92 Seconds

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

One right uppercut from middleweight Tony Harrison and it was all over. Bronco McKart said he got hit behind the ear and never recovered. McKart may have thought his ear was on the underside of his chin for all that his head was buzzing; he shook his head after that first knockdown and made his way to the ring’s far corner before engaging. Within seconds, he was on the floor again, this time from a left and a right. Another exchange and a perfectly-thrown straight right from Harrison pitched McKart forward to the canvas and referee Sam Williams waved the fight off with Michigan’s three-knockdown rule.

Steadily dancing while waiting nervously for the opening bell, Harrison responded to a taunt from a ringside heckler: “Put your money where your mouth is. How much you want to bet?” But those pent-up nerves seemed to abate with the ringing of the bell, as McKart rushed forward; Harrison allowed himself to be pinioned into a corner before re-setting and getting to work. That right uppercut between the McKart earmuffs and the fight was, in effect, over. The knockout was Harrison’s 15th in his 18-0 start; the 43-year-old McKart fell to 56-11-1 and probable retirement. (more…)



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Webster remains undefeated

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Six-foot-four-inch, super middleweight southpaw Derrick Webster remained undefeated Friday night with a 6-round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga in the last-minute main event at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philadelphia. Webster’s bout was elevated to the feature slot when the scheduled main event between middleweights Derek Ennis and Lester Gonzalez was scratched on fight night due to a dispute over Ennis’ purse.

With the main bout suddenly off, all eyes fell on Webster to close the show. The lanky Glassboro, NJ fighter won clearly and improved his spotless record to 17-0, 8 KOs, but the fight itself was a bit dreary.

Webster used his size well against the pressure-fighting Gbenga. Derrick took his time to warm up, and carefully boxed while Gbenga pressed the action. However, the fighter from Ghana, whose 19 career wins all came via knockout, could not get close enough to try for the upset. He tried over and over again to bring the fight to the inside, but this was classic bull versus matador, with the matador holding all the cards. (more…)



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Top Rank announces new weekly boxing TV program for mainland China

Top Rank, SECA and Sands China Ltd., who have been building the growth of boxing in the People’s Republic of China by producing and promoting five world championship events in Macao over the past 13 months, announced their latest joint venture at a press conference Saturday at The Venetian Macao. The project, a weekly one-hour television programme titled “Fist Power – Fight to Win,” is scheduled to debut in July. “Fist Power” will be broadcast throughout China via regional channels in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

“Top Rank is delighted that together with our partners – SECA and Sands China – we are able to take this step to further popularise boxing in the great country of China,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “None of this would have been possible without the role of Ed Tracy, CEO of Sands China Ltd., who sparked this venture, and the encouragement and direction of the Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the legendary Sheldon Adelson.” (more…)



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Tickets On Sale Now for July 19 Macao card

Early Bird Discount – Three Days Only

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming and undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux will headline Champions of Gold – world championship boxing’s return to The The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, PS4, Caribe Promotions and Foreman Boys Promotions, Champions of Gold will take place Saturday, July 19. Rigondeaux will be defending his titles against top-five contender and two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy of Thailand. The undercard will feature former three-time world champion Brian Viloria, undefeated NABF/NABO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, 2012 Russian Olympic gold medallist Egor Mekhontsev, plus local favorites Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso, Ik Yang and “The Macao Kid” Ng Kuok Kun, each in separate bouts.

Tickets for “Champions of Gold” are on sale now and can be purchased via Cotai Ticketing, prices start at HKD/MOP 80, with ferry and hotel packages also available. Featherweight Fury ticketholders will want to act fast to take advantage of a 30% early bird discount, available for three days only, until June 2 (HKD/MOP 80 tickets excluded).



May 31st, 2014

UFC

Hunt vs. Nelson set for Japan in September

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is making its highly anticipated return to Japan, a land revered for its rich martial arts heritage, on September 21, 2014. The UFC® and the Saitama Super Arena will again play host to an exciting evening of mixed martial arts action with UFC® FIGHT NIGHT TOKYO: HUNT vs. NELSON, headlined by international mixed martial arts heavy hitters Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson . . . Click here for more

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IT’S FIGHT DAY!

Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MUNOZ VS. MOUSASI is live on UFC Fight Pass TODAY at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Berlin, Germany . . . Click here for more info

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MIOCIC VS. MALDONADO is live on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from San Paulo, Brazil . . . Click here for more



May 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

By Butch Gottlieb
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

From the newly renovated Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for Saturday’s HBO2 and HBO Latino televised bouts presented by Sampson Boxing and Di Bella Entertainment.

Javier Fortuna 130.5 vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez 129.5
Luis Rosa 121.5 vs. Luis Orlando Del Valle 121.5
Sergio Mora 159 vs Samuel Rogers 158
Jesus Gutierrez 136.5 vs. Pablo Becerra 136
Rocco Santomauro 120.5 vs. Daniel Quevedo 121
Donte Strayhorn 136 vs. Joaquin Chavez 136.5

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May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Listed below are weights for all of the participants in tomorrow night’s CES boxing card at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.

Hank Lundy 138 vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr. 138.5
Lakeysha Williams 122.5 vs. Shelito Vincent 122.75
Jimmy Williams 152.25 vs. Christian Lao 152
Althea Saunders 140.5 vs. Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes 144.25
Kevin Cobbs 183 vs. Willis Lockett 189
Ethan Pena 153 vs. Joe Wilson 151.5



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Cuadras, Rungvisai make weight

By Gabriel F Cordero
Photos Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez

Carlos Cuadras 114.60 vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 114.60
(WBC super flyweight world title)

Irma García 117.70 vs Honey Mae Bermoy 116.20
(WBC female bantamweight title eliminator)

Pedro Guevara 107.70 vs Armando Torres 107.70

Venue: Sala de Armas, Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhiuca, Mexico City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa photos



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Dolton injured, Ibarra steps in against Centeno

Undefeated Domonique Dolton suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his fight with Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. next Friday, June 6, on Showtime from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Undefeated Houston, Texas’ Gerardo “Tin Tin” Ibarra will take Dolton’s place. Ibarra (14-0, 8 KOs), a 5-foot-9, 23-year-old boxer-puncher, is taking a huge leap in class for this, his first major opportunity as a professional. He is coming off a shutout, eight-round decision victory over William Johnson last Feb. 15.



May 30th, 2014

UFC

TUF Brazil 3 Finale Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Stipe Miocic and Fabio Maldonado and the Heavyweight and Middleweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four preliminary bouts may also be seen on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelim bouts can be viewed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

MAIN EVENT
Fabio Maldonado (225) VS Stipe Miocic (238)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
TUF BRAZIL 3 HEAVYWEIGHT FINAL
Antonio Carlos Junior (212) VS Vitor Miranda (216)

TUF BRAZIL 3 MIDDLEWEIGHT FINAL
Warlley Alves (185) VS Marcio Alexandre (184)

Alexander Yakovlev (170) VS Demian Maia (171)
Robbie Peralta (146) VS Rony Jason (146)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Rashid Magomedov (155) VS Rodrigo Damm (156)
Ernest Chavez (156) VS Elias Silverio (155)
Gasan Umalatov (171) VS Paulo Thiago (171)
Mark Eddiva (146) VS Kevin Souza (145)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Wagner Silva (184) VS Ricardo Abreu (183)
Richardson Moreira (216) VS Marcos Rogerio de Lima (235)
Matt Hobar (136) VS Pedro Munhoz (135)
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MUNOZ VS. MOUSASI is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, May 31, at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Berlin, Germany . . . Click here for more info



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer

Montasar Mechri 154.4 vs Michel Tsalla 155.2
Francesco Cotroni 156 vs Reginald Franklin 156
Steve Rolls 157.8 vs Norbert Szekeres 161.2
Bogdan Dinu 242 vs Avery Gibson 240.8
David Maltais 154 vs Steve Lantagne 153.8
Eric Barrack 256.4 vs Istvan Ruzsinszky 244.6

Venue: Vaudreuil Arena
Promoter: Club de Boxe de L’est



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Philly

Derek Ennis 160.8 vs. Lester Gonzalez 160.7
Derrick Webster 167 vs. Michael Gbenga 169.4
Nelson Acevedo 121.8 vs. Jose Garcia 120.3
Seifullah Jihad Wise 137.5 vs Glenn Dezurn Jr. 134.5
Ramir Hilliard 129.5 vs. Pedro Andres 131.5
Saud Clark 145 vs. William Lorenzo 145
Gilbert Alex Sanchez 152.5 vs. Juan Aguirre 153
Ashwin Trails 244.5 vs. Imani Bell 267.5

Promoter: Cool Boxing Promotions
Venue: PA Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall



May 30th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Berlin at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bouts between Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi and Francis Carmont and CB Dollaway, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from the O2 World in Berlin, Germany, beginning at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT.

FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
Gegard Mousasi (185) VS Mark Munoz (186)

FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
CB Dollaway (186) VS Francis Carmont (186)
Sean Strickland (186) VS Luke Barnatt (185)
Niklas Backstrom (146) VS Tom Niinimaki (145)

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Drew Dober (155) VS Nick Hein (154)
Krzysztof Jotko (185) VS Magnus Cedenblad (185)
Iuri Alcantara (136) VS Vaughan Lee (136)
Pawel Pawlak (171) VS Peter Sobotta (170)
Maximo Blanco (145) VS Andy Ogle (146)
Ruslan Magomedov (249) VS Viktor Pesta (240)
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MUNOZ VS. MOUSASI is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, May 31, at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Berlin, Germany . . . Click here for more info



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Povetkin KOs Charr in 7

Former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over former world title challenger Manuel Charr (26-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin pressed the action and had a big edge in power shots. Charr was able trouble Povetkin somewhat with his jab. A Povetkin barrage finally dropped Charr in round seven and the bout was immediately waved off. Time was 1:09. Povetkin wins the WBC International belt.

In a clash for the WBC cruiserweight silver belt, Rakhim Chakhkiev (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Santander Silgado (25-2, 20 KOs).



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Froch and Groves make weight

Photos: Ed Mulholland / HBO

Carl Froch 167.6 vs. George Groves 166.25
(IBF/WBA super middleweight titles)

Jamie McDonnell 117.75 vs. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat 117.25
James DeGale 167.5 vs. Brandon Gonzales 167.5
Kevin Mitchell 134.6 vs. Ghislain Maduma 134.75
Anthony Joshua 236 vs. Matt Legg 227.6

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: HBO

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May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Sturm and Soliman make weight

Photos: Team Sturm

IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Sam Soliman both made weight for their world title rematch on Saturday night at the König Palast in Krefeld, Germany. Sturm weighed in at 72.1 Kgs / 158.95 lbs, while Soliman scaled in at 72.35 Kgs / 159.50 lbs.

Undercard:
Susi Kentikian 112 vs. Dan-Bi Kim 111.1
(WBA female world flyweight championship)

Konni Konrad 174.83 vs. Mehdi Amar 174.39
Maurice Weber 155.87 vs. Renat Samedovi 158.29
Goekalb Oezekler 166.23 vs. Attila Kiss 167.1
Mike Keta 160.9 vs. David Tiashadze 155.4
Adnan Redzovic 229.9 vs. Tomas Mrazek 241.6
Alex Born 159.8 vs. Michal Vosyka 159.3
Marco Cattikas 146.8 vs. Yauheni Kruhlik 145

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May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Five South African title fights in East London

By Ron Jackson

Promoter Ayanda Matiti of Xaba Promotions writes his name into the history books when he presents five South African title fights on one night at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday. In the main bout veteran South African junior welterweight champion Mzolisi Yoyo (21-5, 16 KOs) defends his title against another veteran in former SA junior lightweight and WBF junior welterweight champion Ali Funeka (33-4-3, 27 KOs). (more…)



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Darchinyan looking for upset and knockout

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Former IBF flyweight and IBF/WBC/WBA super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) will look to regain his championship form when he challenges unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (23-0, 19 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China on Saturday. Oddsmakers have established Walters as a -250 pick, with “The Raging Bull” listed as +225, but the 38-year-old is confident he can upset the odds and capture the world championship from the hot favorite from Jamaica.

Darchinyan made it clear at Thursdays press conference what his game plan will be. “I’m always looking for a knockout,” he stated. “I want exciting fights. That’s just inside me. On Saturday you’re going to see the same thing. Is it going to cost me the fight? I don’t know, but I’m gonna look for my opponent to knock him out.” (more…)



May 30th, 2014

UFC

Marcio Alexandre: The Next Lyoto Arrives

When you’ve studied martial arts for 20 of your 25 years like Marcio Alexandre has, fighting almost becomes second nature, not something to be feared or dreaded. So entering the biggest bout of his career against Warlley Alves this Saturday in Sao Paulo, the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 finalist is as calm and cool as he can be . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MUNOZ VS. MOUSASI is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, May 31, at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Berlin, Germany . . . Click here for more info



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

La Bomba Gonzalez held to draw by Ruiz

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman

Pretty Girl Productions kicked off the Summer boxing season in Upstate New York with Thursday Throwdown III at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York. After some last minute fallouts, the card was trimmed down to five entertaining fights scheduled for a potential twenty eight rounds of action. In the main event, Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez and Michael Ruiz, Jr. battled to a hard fought eight round draw at super flyweight. (more…)



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Top Rank returning to Macao in July with Rigondeaux, Shiming, Viloria and Ramirez

By Karl Freitag

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today in Macao that Top Rank will return to the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on July 19 with a card headlined by Chinese hero and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA. Also featured will be WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) defending against Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28 KOs), plus former world champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (33-4, 19 KOs) and unbeaten super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) in separate bouts.



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

No Surprises at Featherweight Fury Weigh-in

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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Simpiwe Vetyeka 125.5 vs. Nonito Donaire 126
(WBA featherweight “super” title)

Nicholas Walters 125.5 vs. Vic Darchinyan 125.8
(WBA featherweight “regular” title)

Evgeny Gradovich 125.5 vs. Alexander Miskirtchian 125.5
(IBF featherweight title)

Chris Avalos 121.5 vs. Yasutaka Ishimoto 121.8
(IBF super bantamweight eliminator)

Ik Yang 137.5 vs. Geisler Ap 138.5
Rex Tso 116.5 vs. Ratchasak Kokietgym 115
Esquiva Falcao 161.5 vs. Eun-Chang Lee 162
Ng Kuok Kun 152 vs. Muhammad Imam 147

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO, UniMas, toprank.tv

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May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

Joe Perez 123 vs Victor Capaceta 124
Ulises Sierra 165 vs Cromwell Gordon 165
Guillermo Castillo 160 vs Brahmabigi Montgomery 158
Christian Bojorquez 125.5 vs Fernando Fuentes 121
**One More Bout Pending

When: Friday, May 30th, 7:30pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
Promoter: Bobby D. Presents
Tickets: (619) 420-8866 or SanDiegoFights.com



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Froch vs. Groves

Just what is Carl Froch vs. George Groves about? More

Revisiting the five most memorable rematches in boxing: More

See some of boxing’s best broken noses in Froch-Groves rematch. More

Groves: Froch is “risking his life” with this rematch. More

 



May 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Detroit

Photos: Bob Ryder

Tony Harrison 158.25 vs Bronco McKart 159
(WBU Vacant Middleweight Title)
Dwayne Ziegler 137 vs Michael Jordan 136
Ed Williams 150 vs Rick Graham 153
Anthony Barnes 167.5 vs Eric Moon 169
Jafar Mohammad 127 vs Matthew Andrews 125.5
James Ballard 174.5 vs Pete Cajigas 172
Amanda Cooper 142 vs Brenda Rodriguez 140.5
Dorell Van Horn Jr 165 vs Scott Dillard 168.5
Michael Portillo 146 vs Jose Araguz 146.5
Leandre White 163 vs Mike Pickett TBD

Quick Quotes:
Tony Harrison:
“I’m bringing the hardware home. I’m coming right from the bell. I’m going to let my youth work for me. It’s win or go home for me.”

Bronco McKart: “This is going to be a great fight. It’s great for Detroit. I’m proud to be here. I have great respect for Tony. I’m ready and prepared to do my best.”

Venue: Cobo Center, Detroit
Promoter: Kaltsas Productions (George & John Kaltsas)
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Tickets on sale at neptix.com. General admission is $35, with premium seating at $55, first row at $100, and table seating at $125/$115. Doors open at 6 PM, first fight at 7. photos



May 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Fortuna-Rodriguez final press conference

By Butch Gottlieb/boxinginlasvegas.com
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

The final press conference was held today at the newly renovated Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for Saturday’s HBO2 and HBO Latino televised bout between Javier Fortuna and Juan Antonio Rodriguez.

Javier Fortuna: Everyone knows my qualifications. I hope he is ready to fight a true warrior. I wish everyone good luck Saturday.

Juan Antonio Rodriguez: I took this fight because I know I will beat him. I will be victorious.

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May 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Barnett Faces Veteran Rivera May 31 in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Top Flight Promotions card for Saturday, May 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is almost complete. The main event will feature the head of Top Flight Promotions — DC lightweight Ty Barnett — in a scheduled 10-round contest against veteran Cosme “Chino” Rivera of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Barnett (22-3-1, 14 KO’s) is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over Carlos Winston Velasquez on October 26 at the Convention Center.

Rivera (36-18-3, 24 KO’s) is a former world title contender who challenged Zab Judah for the WBC and IBF Welterweight titles in 2005. Rivera won an eight-round unanimous decision over Ricardo Martinez on February 28 in Queretero, Mexico. (more…)



May 29th, 2014




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