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Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Cinco de Mayo comes one month early with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley welterweight championship pay-per-view ...

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Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

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Boxing News

Achergui edges Kekalainen to win vacant WBC Youth title

Achergui vs Kekalainen for WBC YouthBelgian Ilias Achergui had to withstand a late attack from Finn Henri Kekalainen in the last 2 rounds to win a close majority but well-earned points decision by scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95. The local boy Achergui started well to win the first 2 rounds but then the visitor won closely the 3th round. From then on they went toe to toe with Achergui having a small lead on the cards going into the last 2 rounds. It seemed that Kekalainen had more gas left in the thank and caught Achergui who several times wobbled on his legs in the last 2 rounds. Achergui, now unbeaten with 6-0-1(4) won the vacant WBC Youth middleweight title. Henri Kekalainen dropped to 7-2-0(4) but made a fight of it and certainly deserves a rematch.

In the main undercard bouts Ryad Merhy showed that he has the potential to develop into world class with a wide points decision over former kick boxing world champion Antonio Sousa.

Sofiane Takoucht had more problems than expected with limited Elemir Rafael winning a 6 rounds points decision to shed off some ring rust. Next for Takoucht might be an EBU challenge against Rudy Encarnacion.

Farid Hakimi WTKO03 Bela Sandor.
Seyedin Syroos WUD04 Attila Tibor Nagy

Nicolas Vinet of Elite Enghien in collaboration with Alain Vanackere promoted the event.



September 26th, 2015


Boxing News

Malignaggi outpoints Fazekas in Italy

In his Italian debut, former super lightweight and welterweight world champion Paulie Malignaggi (34-7, 7 KOs) outpointed Hungarian journeyman Laszlo Fazekas (27-22-1, 17 KOs) over eight rounds on Saturday night at the famed Principe Theater in Milan. Scores were 79-72, 80-71, 80-71. “The Magic Man” could now return to Italy for a showdown with European welterweight champion Gianluca Branco next.



September 26th, 2015


Boxing News

Adamek stops Saleta in five

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: PolsatSport

In a fight to see if he still has it, former heavyweight title challenger Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) got his milestone fiftieth win when 47-year-old former Euro champ Przemyslaw Saleta (44-8, 22 KOs) quit on his stool after round five on Saturday night at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Adamek, a former world champion at light heavyweight and cruiserweight, moved well in the ring and outboxed the stalking Saleta.

On the undercard, heavyweight Nagy Aguilera (20-9, 14 KOs) scored an upset tenth round TKO over Marcin Rekowski (16-2, 13 KOs).



September 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Chisora wins snoozer; Chudinov defeats Buglioni

Former heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora (22-5, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round decision but failed to impress against journeyman Marcleo Nascimento (18-11, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London, England. Chisora initiated what little action there was as Nascimento (now a loser of 9 of his last 11) went into survival mode early on. The ref scored it 99-91.

In the main event, unbeaten WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 13 KOs). Chudinov outclassed Buglioni, connecting with jabs and right hands throughout the fight. Referee Terry O’Connor deducted two points from Buglioni for a punch after the bell that knocked down Chudinov in round six. Chudinov recovered well. Buglioni put on a brave effort late, but Chudinov was too much. Scores were 120-106, 118-108, 117-109.



September 26th, 2015


Boxing News

Not just Wilder-Duhaupas, six other notable heavyweights are also in action

By Karl Freitag

Of course, all eyes will on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) who defends against Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

However there are also six other notable heavyweights in action Saturday.

On the Wilder-Duhaupas undercard, unbeaten 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) meets Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs), unbeaten WBO #2 rated Charles Martin (21-0-1, 19 KOs) battles Vicente Sandez (15-4, 10 KOs) and once beaten Polish star Andrzej Wawrzyk (30-1, 16 KOs) takes on Mike Sheppard (24-18-1, 10 KOs).

At the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, unbeaten and world rated Andy Ruiz Jr (24-0, 17 KOs) faces Joell Godfrey (17-14-1, 6 KOs).

At Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, former world title challenger Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KOs) returns against Przemyslaw Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs).

And at Wembley Arena in London, former world title challenger Dereck Chisora (21-5, 14 KOs) takes on Marcleo Nascimento (18-10, 16 KOs).



September 26th, 2015

UFC

Barnett-Nelson Clash Is A Big Deal

On the streets of Tokyo, Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett are larger than life, sort of like two giant Redwoods in the asphalt jungle . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Tete retains IBO Inter-Continental flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

In an entertaining fight, South Africa’s Makazola Tete retained the IBO Inter-Continental flyweight title with a unanimous 12 rounds point’s decision over Mexico’s Armando Hernandez Torres at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. In a very close fight two of the judges awarded the fight to Tete by wide margins of 119-109 and 118-110 whilst the third judge scored it 115-113 which was closer to the mark.

The 29-year-old Tete (50.80kg) made a good start through the first five rounds as he piled up the points with his jab and also scoring with stinging left hooks to the body. It looked like he might be able to dominate the fight. However, the more experienced Torres, 34, fought back in rounds six and seven and put together his best round of the fight in the 9th as he scored with a two handed attack to the body and head. He finished strongly in the last round against the tiring South African.

Tete improved his record to 14-0-1, 9 KOs and Torres (50.55kg) saw his reported record drop to 21-15, 20 KOs. (more…)



September 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Kimura to face WBC 108lb champ Guevara in Japan

Yu Kimura (right side)

Yu Kimura (right side)

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBC #3 light-flyweight, Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs) will have an ambitious shot at the WBC 108-pound belt against Mexican champ Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KOs) in Sendai city, Japan, on November 28. It was announced by Teiken Promotions and WOWOW Television yesterday (Friday). Kimura, formerly national amateur titlist and Hosei University graduate, acquired the vacant Japanese light-fly belt by defeating Kenichi Horikawa (the current titleholder) on points in February of the previous year and kept it three times, having scored eight wins in a row. Guevara seized the vacant WBC throne by demolishing ex-champ Akira Yaegashi via seventh round knockout with a vicious body shot here in Tokyo last December, and retained it twice by beating Richard Claveras (TKO 1) and official challenger Ganigan Lopez (W12) to his credit. Kimura, five years his senior at 31, will try to outbox, outspeed and outmaneuver the younger Mexican champion.



September 26th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Japan at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson and the middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Roy Nelson (261) VS Josh Barnett (239)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Uriah Hall (186) VS Gegard Mousasi (186)
Chico Camus (126.5*) vs Kyoji Horiguchi (125)
George Roop (135) VS Takeya Mizugaki (136)
Diego Brandao (146) vs Katsunori Kikuno (145)
Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Li Jingliang (171) VS Keita Nakamura (170)
Yusuke Kasuya (156) VS Nick Hein (155)
Kajan Johnson (156) VS Naoyuki Kotani (156)
Roger Zapata (171) VS Shinsho Anzai (170)

*Camus has one hour to lose a 1/2 pound
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Beach Haven, NJ

Thomas LaManna 151 vs. Ayi Bruce 149
Brendan Barrett 241 vs. Satario Holdbrooks 235
Ian Green 160 vs. K’ Lon Spencer 160
Dustin Fleischer 143 vs. Ian Frank 145
Meng Fanlong 175 vs. Michael Mitchell 178
Angel Concepcion 184 vs. Sidney Outlaw 184
Arturo Trujillo 159 vs. Alec Asbury 158
O’Shanique Foster 137 vs. Darius Jackson 139

Promoter: HITM Promotions
Venue: Veterans Memorial Park in Beach Haven, NJ
1st Bell: 5:30 PM



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Andy Ruiz

Photos: Top Rank

Unbeaten IBF #14 heavyweight Andy Ruiz (24-0, 17 KOs) will now face Joell Godfrey (17-14-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Ruiz, who is making his first start of 2015, looks to be in very good shape after shedding some excess weight. Godfrey replaces Devin Vargas. The fight takes place on Saturday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, and will be televised on UniMas.

WEIGHTS

Andy Ruiz 247.6 vs. Joell Godfrey 210.6
(NABF heavyweight title)

Daniel Valdivia 153.2 vs. Jeremy Ramos 152
(NABF 154lb jr. title)

Zoltan Papp 160.8 vs. Esquiva Falcao 160.2
Andres Bustamante 133.4 vs. Andy Vences130.8
Rafael Valencia 162 vs. Joe Louie Lopez163
Gabriel Solario 141 vs. Alez Rojas 140.4
Imarjoe Miller 137.6 vs. Eric Altamiro 137.8
Edgar Britto 125.4 vs. Julian Lopez 124.6

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Estrada, Marquez make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a fight called “La Pelea del Orgullo” (The Fight for Pride), WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada and former WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez both weighed in at the division limit of 112 lbs. for Saturday night’s grudge clash at the Convention Center in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. This fight has been a long time in the making as both boxers have generated bad blood throughout the years. Estrada is a 45:1 favorite in the fight.

Miguel Berchelt 133 vs. Josue Bendaña 132.5
Luis Nery 115.8 vs. John Mark Apolinario 116
Gilberto Medina 109 vs. Arcadio Salazar 111
Eduardo Báez 122 vs. Emmanuel Armendáriz 122
Juan Montiel 154 vs. Luis Rey 154
Leonardo Báez 121.5 vs. Ismael Camacho 121.5

Venue: Centro de Convenciones Puerto Peñasco
TV: TV Azteca, beIN SPORTS en Español
Promoter: Zanfer

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi-Fazekas weights from Italy

Paul Malignaggi 148 vs. Laszlo Fazekas 149.5
Antonio Moscatiello 148.6 vs. Jozsef Gerebecz 146.2
Renato De Donato 137.3 vs. Gyula Tallosi 137.6

Venue: Principe Theater in Milan, Italy
Promoter: Principe Boxing Events and OPI 2000

Note: The famed Principe Theater is the Milanese version of New York’s B.B. King Blues Club and Grill: it has a capacity of 550 people, 300 seats on the first floor and 250 people standing up on the second floor and the charm of being an historic venue for boxing. From 1949 to 1961 it hosted the fights of many great Italian fighters. In 1960 it was also the set of a movie who made history: “Rocco e I suoi fratelli” directed by Luchino Visconti and starring future French legend Alain Delon.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Scale Watch: Wilder 228.6, Duhaupas 236

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Deontay Wilder 228.6 vs. Johann Duhaupas 236
(WBC heavyweight title)

Dominic Breazeale 228.2 vs. Fred Kassi 222.6
Charles Martin 247 vs. Vicente Sandez 249

Andrzej Wawrzyk 240.2 vs. Mike Sheppard 226.2
Terrell Gausha 154.6 vs. Eliezer Gonzalez 154.4
Bryant Perrella 145.6 vs. Patrick Boozer 147.6
Mario Barrios 131.6 vs. Eduardo Rivera 132
Derrick Murray 128.6 vs. Micah Branch 129.6
Kenneth McNeil 160 vs. Taronze Washington ??
Ray Ray Bryant 133.8 vs. Whitney Webster 134.2
Keith Thompson 226.8 vs. Larry Knight 240.6

Venue: Legacy Arena
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: NBC

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov, Buglioni make weight

Fedor Chudinov 167.2 vs. Frank Buglioni 167.2
(WBA “regular” super middleweight title)

Dereck Chisora 260 vs. Marcleo Nascimento 235

Venue: SSE Arena,Wembley, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



September 25th, 2015

Scale Watch

Achergui – Kekalainen make weight

Achergui vs Kekalainen for WBC YouthBelgian Ilias Achergui, 5-0-1(4), and Finn Henri Kekalainen, 7-1-0(4) made weight tonight at the Hotel Campanille in Drogenbos, Belgium for their vacant WBC Youth middleweight title fight of tomorrow in Rebecq, Belgium. Achergui tipped the scales at 70,100 while his opponent Kekalainen made 71,900.

The show is a co-promotion between Nicolas Vinet and Alain Vanackère.

Date: Sept 26
Place: Rebecq, Belgium
Arena: Hall omnisport Rebecq, Belgium



Archergui vs Kekalainen for WBC YouthUndercard:

8rds, cruiserweight:
Ryad Merhy, 16-0-0(14), 89,400 versus Antonio Sousa, 2-1-1(2), 88,700

6rds, superfeatherweight:
Sofiane Takoucht, 29-3-1(13), 58,100 versus Elimir Rafael, 31-97-4(7), TBA

6rds, superlightweight:
Farid Hakimi, 6-0-0(2), 64,500 versus Bela Sandor, 13-84-5(5), TBA

4rds, supermiddleweight:
Seyedin Syroos, 15-6-4(7), 78,900 versus Attila Tibor Nagy, 9-16-1(6), TBA







September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

More details on Klitschko injury

Due to a tendon tear in the left calf WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, his championship fight against Tyson Fury will be postponed. After sustaining the injury in his training session yesterday, Wladimir Klitschko promptly left his training camp to seek medical treatment from Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, phsyician for the German national soccer team, who has diagnosed the injury. Klitschko will continue to seek medical treatment from Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt and the new date for the fight against Tyson Fury will be announced next week. The ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf will still be the venue.

“The clinical and MRI-examination showed a partial musculotendinous tear of the left calf. The boxing fight planned for October 24 should be postponed for an indefinite period of time. Due to this injury we strictly recommend ceasing athletic activity in the next weeks,” said Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt. (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Eubank Jr signs with Matchroom Boxing

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing have announced that WBA “interim middleweight” champion Chris Eubank Jr has signed promotional terms with the company.Eubank will return to the ring on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF World Welterweight title defence against Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on October 24. He will also fight at The O2 in London on the December 12 card topped by the Anthony Joshua MBE vs. Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko injured, Fury fight postponed

The October 24 showdown between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury has been postponed according to BILD. The fight will remain in Düsseldorf, Germany, with a new date to be announced next week. Klitschko reportedly tore a tendon in his left calf.

Klitschko and Fury had just faced off at a press conference in London on Wednesday. Wlad then suffered the injury on Thursday at his training camp in Going, Austria. This development will certainly enrage Fury, who has recently had two bouts with David Haye called off due to injuries sustained by Haye.

Both fighters reached out via social media.

Wladimir Klitschko: Dear fans, I’m sorry to inform you that I have to postpone my fight against Tyson Fury due a minor injury. I’m working hard to reschedule the fight and as soon as I know I will keep you posted about the new date.

Tyson Fury: Well it’s official Klitschko has pulled out of the fight with an injury in his leg, it’s a bit funny as I predicted this would happen!!! Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ll be OK. I’m sorry for the fans again as they are the biggest losers here. Flights & hotels travel, sorry guys.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Cornflake LaManna dropping weight to bolster career

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photo: Darryl Cobb, Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 17-1, 7 KOs, will be chasing career victory number eighteen on Saturday night when he steps into the ring with experienced Ayi Bruce, 23-10, 15 KOs, under a tent, at Beach Haven Memorial Park, in Beach Haven, NJ. However, this beachside battle is not only another opportunity for LaManna to get past his only career setback (against Antoine Douglas back in March), the fight with Bruce is also a chance for Cornflake to test the waters in a lower weight class, where he feels he will be more competitive.

“I’m not effective at 160 (pounds),” LaManna said. “The Antoine Douglas fight really solidified that I’m not a middleweight. My shots weren’t effective and when we were in the ring, he was just so much bigger than me. He just over-powered me.” (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Duhaupas Notes

Photo: Stephonia Mclinn

Photo: Stephonia Mclinn


By Karl Freitag

Wilder-Duhaupas Fever is starting to hit Birmingham, Alabama. After slow ticket sales initially, about 6,500 seats have been sold with two days to go. The Legacy Arena is being scaled for a maximum of 12,300.

Wilder is currently running as about a 30:1 favorite to retain his title. Still no over/under numbers yet. Duhaupas has never been knocked out.

Today’s Wilder-Duhaupas weigh-in is open to the public. It takes place at the Legacy Arena Plaza Courtyard beginning at 1PM.

Saturday’s broadcast will be the first heavyweight title bout in primetime on NBC since May 20, 1985, when Larry Holmes won a 15 round unanimous decision against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Remember 15-rounders?



September 25th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Japan Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to the Land of the Rising Sun this weekend with a card from Japan featuring a ton of local talent, as well as a heavyweight showdown years in the making when Josh Barnett faces off with Roy Nelson in a throwback fight between two competitors who have been at the top of the game for the past decade . . . . Click here for more

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September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Penalosa: The Next Generation in action

In his first fight this year, unbeaten featherweight Dodie Boy Penalosa, Jr. (13-0, 12 KOs) steps into the ring this Saturday at the Norfolk Masonic Temple in Norfolk, Virginia. The four rounder is the first of several already-scheduled fights for the Filipino fighter, who, along with his brother Dave, signed a managerial contract with Cameron Dunkin Management earlier this month. “Dodie Boy is on the fast track. We are going to finish what we started with him in the TKO days,” said Dunkin. “He’s going to fight as often as possible. This is how a guy turns into a fighter. He gets in the ring and fights. This is how I want to be moving my fighters. Dodie Boy, Dave Penalosa, John Joe Nevin – they will be on the same track. We want to sign fighters we can move and get into a position to win a title.”

Penalosa is the son of former two-division world champion Dodie Boy Penalosa and the nephew of two-division world champ Gerry Penalosa.



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Sept 29 FS1 full lineup set

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KOs) returns to battle Osumana Adama (22-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout on FS1 and FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 29 from The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort. Additional televised action features undefeated rising super welterweight contenders as Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) battles 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs). Headlining is WBA super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna taking on 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Velasquez. .

Further undercard action features Mayweather Promotions’ stars including undefeated cruiserweight knockout artist Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (11-0, 10 KOs) taking on Tamas Lodi (16-5-2, 13 KOs) in an eight round bout and former world champion Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout. (more…)



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Beterbiev-Barrera update

A purse bid is scheduled for October 5 at IBF Headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey, for an IBF light heavyweight elimination fight between #2 Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) and #8 Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs). However, Barrera can’t enter Canada and Beterbiev’s promoter intends to win the purse bid and stage the fight in Quebec, in November, regardless of the opponent.

Barrera has issued a statement:

“I am very sorry to hear that for some reason Artur Beterbiev isn’t willing to fight me in the United States. The biggest fights are here and it’s funny that his last fight was in the U.S. and yet he won’t fight me here. I’ve been wanting a big fight for years and I am willing to fight Beterbiev knowing that the purse is in his favor 75/25. If I could travel to Canada I would but I have some legalities that my team is currently in the process of getting cleared up. Artur, you have fought in the U.S. Don’t let your promoter block you from the fight that so many fans have been asking for. Let’s give the fans what they want, a great fight and the winner gets the opportunity to make history.”



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Can Kell Brook replace Floyd Mayweather as welterweight king?

Michael Katsidis pleads guilty to possessing an ice pipe

Mike Tyson’screepy mansion” to be a church



September 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder: If anyone is looking past Johann Duhaupas, they’re a fool

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and French heavyweight Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas faced-off for the first time Thursday before they enter the ring for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Deontay Wilder: “I’m so happy to have the opportunity to defend my title in my home state. I just defended my title a few months ago and I can’t wait to do it again. I’m always looking to have my face on new networks and NBC is where a lot of the greats that came before me started. I can’t wait to display my talent on the network. I can’t wait for Saturday night. This is my happiest point. Words can’t even express the feeling that I have. I love what I do. I’m so passionate about boxing. If she was a woman, I’d put a ring on her.

“I’d like to thank Duhaupas for accepting the challenge. If anyone is looking past him, they’re a fool. He’s a tall guy, with a good record who’s never been knocked out. I have friends all over the world who have told me not to look past him. Any man that steps in the ring, definitely gets my full attention in respect. The heavyweights are the hard-hitters. When people get dressed up to see a heavyweight fight, there’s one thing they want to see – knockouts. Right now, there are two tall guys with power that are determined and dedicated. There is one challenger, trying to become the first heavyweight champion from his country. There is a difference between being here for the opportunity or for the money. Guys here for the opportunity, they come to fight. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Alvarez-Chilemba WBC eliminator is on

World Boxing Council (WBC) #2 rated contender Eleider Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs), a former Colombian Olympian who now lives in Montreal, and WBC #1 contender Isaac Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs), of Malawi, will face each other this November in a WBC light heavyweight final eliminator bout to be staged in Quebec. Yvon Michel and Kathy Duva, respectively, promoters of Alvarez and Chilemba, yesterday finalized a deal to secure the fight, in which the winner will become mandatory challenger for WBC World light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, the Haitian native who also lives in Montreal.

The exact date and venue of the Alvarez-Chilemba showdown is expected to be announced within a couple of days. The plan is have Alvarez’ stablemate, undefeated light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev, fighting on the same card in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) elimination fight.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Easter, Herring on Sho Extreme

Undefeated prospects Robert Easter Jr. and Jamel Herring will enter the ring in separate bouts on Showtime Extreme October 3 from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The telecast will lead into the boxing telecast on regular Showtime headlined by Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) against Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBA super lightweight world championship. In the co-main event, IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (20-0, 12 KOs) defends his title against veteran Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-6-2, 19 KOs).

Easter Jr. (15-0, 12 KOs) and Herring (13-0, 8 KOs) will look to remain undefeated when they face former world champion Miguel Acosta (29-8, 23 KOs) and former African champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (19-7-2, 19 KOs), respectively, in 10-round lightweight fights. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Monaghan-George collide Oct 16 on truTV

The Pride of Long Beach, New York, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan, will risk his undefeated record and Top-Five world rating when he battles Chicago knockout artist Donovan “Da Bomb” George for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) light heavyweight title. Monaghan vs. George will be televised live from the Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports and Events Center (3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234) on Friday, October 16, as the main event of “The MetroPC Friday Night Knockout on truTV”, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with a 10-round welterweight rumble between undefeated contender Brad “King” Solomon of Layfayette, LA and Philadelphia’s Raymond “Tito” Serrano The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

“I’m taking this fight with Donovan George very seriously. I’ve never trained harder,” said Monaghan. “Each of us has been in exciting fights and the winner moves on to big opportunities. We’re both coming to win so expect fireworks right away.”

“Monaghan is a very good fighter but I’m not coming to New York to lose. I’m coming back to Chicago with a victory and Monaghan’s scalp,” said George. “And when I get done with him I’m going back down the 168 pounds to take care of Jesse Hart but my first order of business is on October 16 on TRU TV it’s going to be a great night.” (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury: You’re an old man, you’re getting knocked out / Klitschko: The circus can give you a job as a clown

Whether appearing as Batman or plain old Tyson Fury, the message Tuesday afternoon was abundantly clear: Fury wants to separate world champion Wladimir Klitschko from his multitude of championship belts and end his career on October 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

“It’s a personal mission for me to rid boxing of a boring person like you,” he told Klitschko. “I’m interested in breaking your face. You’re boring, I want to get rid of you out of the heavyweight division. I am the new blood in the division, you are an old man. I’m as confident of winning as waking up in the morning and putting my shoes on. That’s how this fight’s going to go. A very sharp, easy, simple knock-out. There’s no doubt in my mind I can beat Wladimir Klitschko. (more…)



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Saunders apologizes to fans for headbutt

Previously unbeaten light welterweight prospect Bradley Saunders (12-1) has apologized for the intentional headbutt that led to his DQ loss against journeyman Renald Garrido (15-11-1) last Saturday in Liverpool. “I apologize to everybody for the way it ended,” said the 29-year-old Saunders. “Left hand went the second round, right the fourth. I didn’t want to turn my back or take a knee so that was my way of keeping him off, in the heat of the moment…it is what it is and all I can do is apologize, but if people don’t like violence then they shouldn’t be watching boxing.”

Saunders is facing possible surgery on both hands. “My hands are in splints right now, I can’t even pull my boxer shorts up on my own!” he stated.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi’s fight in Milan is sold out

Principe Boxing Events has sold all the tickets for Paul Malignaggi’s Italian debut next Saturday at Principe theater in Milan. The former two-division world champion Malignaggi (33-7) will fight Hugarian Laszlo Fazekas (27-21-1) over an eight round distance.

“I’m very happy about the interest generated by Paulie’s fight,” promoter Alessandro Cherchi said, “and I have no doubt that the crowd will rowdily support the Magic Man. Media coverage was also great. More than 70 articles have been published by Italian newspapers, their online versions and sports websites. As for television coverage, national network SportItalia will broadcast the fight next week and networks in Canada, Poland, the Middle-East and Africa will do the same. Besides that, former Italian welterweight champion Antonio Moscatiello (who will fight on the show) was interviewed by a popular radio soccer program and that’s good because we give boxing exposure among soccer fans.”

On the undercard of Malignaggi-Fazekas, welterweight Antonio Moscatiello (18-2-1) will fight Jozsef Gerebecz (7-13-2). Super lightweight Renato De Donato (15-3) will fight Gyula Tallosi (9-5). Opening the show are four professional four round fights.



September 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramos featured Saturday in Phoenix

Unbeaten Arizona junior welteweight Abel Ramos (13-0-2, 8 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Ramos will square off with veteran Mario Hermosilio of Mexico. The bout will be a scheduled 6 round featured attraction. The main event will see local unbeaten super bantamweight Carlos Castro (12-0, 5 KOs) facing Mexico native Jose Silveria. Ramos’ Journeyman Management stablemates Ernest Muhammad Jr., Joshua Greer Jr. and Kelin Sharpe will help round out the undercard in separate bouts. Iron Boy Promotions will promote the show.



September 24th, 2015

UFC

Mizugaki Is Established But Not Satisfied

Six-and-a-half years ago, Takeya Mizugaki showed up seemingly out of nowhere at WEC 40 and pushed then-bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres to the limit . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 24th, 2015




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