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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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

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Boxing News

Tuesday Night Fights tonight in Philadelphia

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



July 29th, 2014



Boxing News

Estrada-Vukosa full report

By Mark Vaz at ringside

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Lozano-Tostado collide Friday in Tampa

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

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Escalera replaces Allen in Aug 8 FNF co-feature

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter, Brook Quick Quotes

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

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

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Douglin faces Mercedes on Saturday in St Maarten

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

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

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

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

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

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

GGG = Golovkin Gores Geale: Full Report/Gallery

Ringside Report by: Matt Richardson Photos by: Emily Harney

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

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



July 28th, 2014

UFC

Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Originally scheduled to take place on August 2, the biggest rematch in UFC featherweight history now moves to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes meet at UFC 179 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Soliman targets GGG

soliman-kalin300By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

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

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Elton Dharry headlines Friday in NYC

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



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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The Penalosa boys keep their unbeaten streak alive. More

Danny Green enters the fitness business. More



July 28th, 2014

Boxing News

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

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



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Loeffler: Nobody can beat Gennady in the middleweight division

By Przemek Garczarczyk

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



July 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Post-fight

UFC President Dana White was joined at the UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Brown post fight press conference by Robbie Lawler, Anthony Johnson, Dennis Bermudez, Patrick Cummins, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

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

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

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



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant Jennings on the point deduction

By Przemek Garczarczyk



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Guerrero stops Shigee

Report/photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Former IBF super flyweight world champion Rodrigo “Gatito” Guerrero (21-5-1, 13 KOs) scored a TKO over previously unbeaten Takahiro Shigee (11-0-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos La Roca in Epazoyucan, México. The bout was stopped between rounds eight and nine.

With the win, Guerrero claimed vacant WBC International silver bantamweight title.

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July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

GIANT Japan Update

Arakawa, Kato victorious; Wake keeps OPBF 122lb belt; Tanaka finishes Omayao in one; Kawabata, Maruki fail to win WBC Youth belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (28-5-1, 9 KOs), 135, impressively kept his national belt as he badly dropped ex-WBC youth champ Tsukasa Saito (19-3, 14 KOs), 135, in the fourth and accelerated his persistent attack to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:13 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday (July 23) in Tokyo, Japan. Kato, a shaven skulled boxer-puncher, accurately penetrated Saito’s loose guard with a solid left-right combination to hurt him so effectively that the loser absorbed much punishment as the contest progressed. Kato made his seventh successful defense to his credit. (more…)



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin: What I do is not boxing. It’s fighting!

By Przemek Garczarczyk



July 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world champion Daniel Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) Saturday night before 8,572 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Golovkin dropped Geale in round two with a barrage of punches. The end came in round three when Golovkin dropped Geale again with a huge right hand. Time was 2:47. Making the win all the more impressive is Geale had connected with a hard punch just a fraction of a second before Golovkin’s punch landed and Golovkin’s blow still carried KO power. photos



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made quick work of Henry Auraad (16-9-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Benavides dropped Auraad twice in the first round before the bout was halted after 1:50. Benavides won the NABF Youth title.

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over veteran Juan Ruiz (23-15, 7 KOs) in a featherweight contest. Valdez pressed the action against Ruiz, doing significant damage to the body en route to a 80-71 shutout on all cards. The survival-minded Ruiz, who was deducted a point in the eighth round, has never been stopped. He dropped his ninth straight fight.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (16-0, 12 KOs) was impressive in winning a six round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga (15-16, 15 KOs). McCumby dropped Gbenga in round five on the way to a 60-53, 60-53, 60-53 sweep on the scorecards. photos



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former three-division world champion Fernando “KOchulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus “Chito” Rios (30-5-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. It was a liver shot that put Rios down for the count. Montiel is looking to win a fourth world title in the featherweight division.

In the co-feature, former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (18-9-4, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Junior Granados (13-2-1, 8 KOs) in a jr flyweight bout. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 97-95. photos



July 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC on FOX 12 Main: Lawler Tops Brown, Secures Rematch With Hendricks

Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler is coming for you…again. After a gritty five-round battle with Matt Brown at the SAP Center Saturday, the veteran Lawler secured a second UFC welterweight title fight against the reigning titleholder by pounding out a close unanimous decision win . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Karpency cruises, Bergman upset

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (23-4) captured the NABA-US light heavyweight title over Dahfir Smith (27-24) by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision. Karpency controlled the pace from the outset both landing at will and often with a sharp jab and combinations. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 98-92. No knockdowns were recorded.

In a matchup of hard hitting heavies, undefeated Ahkror “Aha” Muralimov (16-0) upset local bigman Jason Bergman (23-11) to win the NABA-US heavyweight title. Bergman cruised in the first stanza, but Muralimov caught Bergman early in the 2nd with a looping left hook knocking Bergman to the canvas. After beating the count, a clearly hurt Bergman was floored again with a right hand and left hook combination which forced referee Rick Steigerwalt to halt the action at 2:38 of the second round. (more…)



July 26th, 2014




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