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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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Boxing News

Total War: Matthysse-Molina steal the show

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

There were two world title fights on Saturday night’s card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, but it was an epic clash between two 140lb contenders that people will remember for decades to come. Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse and John Molina fought one for the ages as Matthysse won by brutal 11th-round knockout that had the fans gasping for air. Matthysse, ranked #1 in the world at 140 pounds, was hurt in the first and dropped in the second and fifth rounds. But the former interim WBC 140-pound beltholder came back with knockdowns in the eighth, tenth and eleventh to turn back a determined bid by Molina.

“It was a war,” said Matthysse, who improved his record to 35-3 with 33 KOs. “And it got complicated for me at the beginning, but we trained for this and we got the knockout. He hit me in the back of the head (in the second) and I crumbled a bit but I was waiting to find my distance and I was able to finish a tough fight. (more…)



April 27th, 2014



Boxing News

Ceja brothers win in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Bantamweight Julio “Pollito” Ceja (27-1, 25 KOs) stopped Filipino Ranel Suco (15-8-2, 6 KOs) in the tenth round to retain his WBC silver belt on Saturday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. Ceja dropped Suco in rounds three and five and the bout was waved off in the tenth with Ceja battering Suco on the ropes. Time was 2:48. With the win, Ceja moves to step closer to a clash with WBC champion Shinzuke Yamanaka.

Ceja’s brother, light flyweight Luis “Gallito” Ceja (25-5-3, 20 KOs), stopped Eduardo Cruz (14-8-1, 10 KOs) :49 into round two.

Female flyweight star Yessica “Kika” Chavez (20-3-3, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Tenkai Tsunami (20-10, 9 KOs) by scores of 97-95, 97-93, 96-94.

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April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Ruelas tops Williams, stays unbeaten

Unbeaten light heavyweight Joey Ruelas (8-0-1, 3 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Rollin Williams (23-17-2, 16KO) on Saturday night in the main event at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

Other results:
Xavier Montelongo W4 Juan Carlos Benavides (lightweight)
Francisco De Vaca TKO2 Rafael Rivera (bantamweight)
Edgar Brito W4 Jesus Pacheco (bantamweight)
Sijuola Shabazz KO1 Johnny Jackson (light heavyweight)
Keenan Carbajal D4 John Herrera (super featherweight)
Tim Riddell KO1 Miguelito Marti (super lightweight)

Among those on hand at the Iron Boy Promotions card were special guests Austin “No Doubt” Trout, Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzalez and referee Tony Weeks, who began his career as a referee in Arizona, worked the main event. The next Iron Boy card is June 6th in El Paso, Texas.



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Lopez, Mack victorious in Fort Worth

Unbeaten bantamweight Tony Lopez (10-0, 3 KOs) won a WBC Youth regional belt against Isaac Torres (5-1-1, 3 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. Scores were 78-74 on all cards.

In the co-feature, super middleweight Tony Mack (10-1, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Texas title by sweeping past James Freeman (9-7, 7 KOs) by scores of 80-72 on all cards. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada stops Mepranum, retains WBA/WBO belts

Photos: Rafael Soto Zanfer

WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (26-2, 19 KOs) was victorious when Richie Mepranum (28-4, 12 KOs) didn’t come out for round ten on Saturday night before a crowd of 4,000+ at the Centro de Convenciones in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

In the co-feature, former world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (37-4, 36 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over John Mark Apolinario (18-4, 4 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 97-93 and 98-92.

Also, super featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (14-0, 7 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Braulio Rodriguez (15-1, 15 KOs).

Former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (17-9-4, 11 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Josue “Mapi” Portales (8-2-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round minimumweight bout. photos



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman stops Diaz; Matthysse wins epic knockdown-filled war against Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) scored a third round TKO over ex-lightweight champ Julio Diaz (40-10-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Thurman was impressive in taking apart Diaz in round one. Diaz took a knee after being rocked in round two. Things heated up in round three, which had good two-way action with both fighters having their moments. Surprisingly Julio Diaz’ corner stopped the fight after round three citing a rib injury.

In a war, former WBC interim 140lb titleholder Lucas Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) bounced back from his loss to world champion Danny Garcia with a spectacular twelfth round KO over the super game John Molina (27-4, 22 KOs). Molina got off to a great start, momentarily buzzed Matthysse in round one. Molina then dropped Matthysse in round two. Matthysse was cut over the left eye after a third round head clash and Molina was cut on the left side of his head. Good two-way action in round four with Matthysse starting to turn the tide. Molina dropped Matthysse again in round five. Matthysse claimed it was a rabbit punch. Matthysse pummeled Molina in round six. Matthysse continued winning the exchanges in round seven and floored Molina in round eight. Matthysse continued to unload in the ninth. Matthysse battered Molina in the tenth, flooring him late. Matthysse finally knocked out the still hurt Molina in the eleventh. Time was :22. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 Main: Can Anyone Keep Up With the Jones?

After his grueling win over Alexander Gustafsson last September, some wondered whether UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be willing to fight in the trenches with a qualified challenger who had every intention of taking his title from him. Saturday night at the Baltimore Arena, Jones proved that he was not only willing to fight like that, but that he was better than ever in those trenches, winning a lopsided five round unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira to retain his crown for the seventh time . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Shane Mosley Jr wins pro debut in :34

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Super middleweight Shane Mosley Jr (1-0) won his pro debut with a first round KO over Mark Cordova (0-2) on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. A body shot from Mosley put Cordova on the deck just 34 seconds into the fight.

In the main event, unbeaten welterweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (19-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over veteran “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (32-15-1, 6 KOs). Zepeda dropped Frankel in round three and went on to win by scores of 80-71 on all cards.

Unbeaten super featherweight Saul Rodriguez (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a brutal and spectacular fourth round KO over Miguel Zamudio (29-4-1, 16 KOs). A furious Rodriguez barrage laid out Zamudio at 1:09 of the fourth.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (15-0, 12 KOs) scores a first round annihilation of Rafael Valenzuela (8-3, 1 KO).

Unbeaten lightweight Erick De Leon (7-0, 3 KOs) stopped Jose Gomez (3-7, 3 KOs) at 2:58 of round one.

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April 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 Prelims: Joe-B-Wan Uses the Force, Submits Elliott

In his first bout since his title fight loss to Demetrious Johnson last December, flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez powered his way to a submission win over Timothy Elliott in UFC 172 prelim action Saturday at the Baltimore Arena . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Rekowski defeats McCall in rematch

By Przemek Garczarczyk

49-year-old former heavyweight champion Oliver “Atomic Bull” McCall (57-14, 37 KOs) was outworked over ten rounds in his rematch with Marcin Rekowski (14-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in Legionowo, Poland near Warsaw. McCall never got untracked, losing by scores of 96-94, 99-92, 99-91. Rekowski avenged his loss to McCall last February.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko easily annihilates Leapai

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By Karl Freitag

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) scored a fifth round destruction of mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-5-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko set the tone by dropping Leapai with a jab in round one. The fight was all one-way traffic with Klitschko pummeling Leapai, who was a sitting duck on the outside and unable to effectively get inside. Wlad finally dropped Leapai twice in round five to end it. Time was 2:05. Klitschko outlanded Leapai 147-10 in the bout, with 10 being generous. It was Klitschko’s sixteenth consecutive successful defense.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over Ben Nsafoah (15-10-2, 8 KOs) in a cruiserweight clash. Usyk dropped Nsafoah in round three, then laid him out with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:43.

Unbeaten Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker moved to 8-0, 7 KOs with a seventh round TKO over late sub Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-6, 15 KOs) of Brazil. Parker dropped Nascimento in round one and was in control until round six when Nascimento staggered Parker. The end came in the seventh when unleashed a barrage of punches that produced the stoppage. Nascimento stepped in on one week notice after the abrupt pull-out of Sherman “Tank” Williams.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Browne KOs Bahoeli for vacant C’wealth belt

Photo: Steve Parkin/Hatton Promotions

In a bout for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title, unbeaten Australian Lucas Browne (20-0, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, England. Browne dropped Bahoeli in round two with a big right hand. Brown was cut over the left eye by a head clash in round three and his face was a mask of blood when he went back to his corner. Browne battered Bahoeli to the deck again after a violent exchange in round four. Browne bludgeoned Bahoeli down again in the fifth for the count. Time was 1:26. Browne becomes the first Aussie to hold the Commonwealth heavyweight belt since 1892.

Russian bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov (22-1, 15 KOs) dethroned defending European champion Karim Guerfi (20-3, 5 KOs) with a one-punch fifth round KO. A Zhakiyanov right hand finished Guerfi.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Springfield, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is a scale watch for the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card tonight at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Tony Jeter 160 vs. Guillermo Valdes (weighed in today)
Todd Wilson 140 vs. Marlon Lewis 134
Brandon Quarles 157 vs. Norman Allen 152
Jerry Odom 171 vs. Edgar Perez 172
Yurii Polischuk 141 vs. Benjamin Olinga 141
Jean Pierre Augustin 202 vs. Joseph Bowman 222
Bobby Gunn, Jr. 154 vs. Gabriel Smallwood 160



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Colorado prospects in action

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Tonight, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Galvadon Promotions debuts with its initial boxing card. The line up features three of Colorado’s up and coming unbeaten prospects in Izaak Cardona, Chris Galvadon and Donovan Estrella. (more…)



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Maidana to make public appearance in LA

WBA welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and jr welterweight Carlos Molina will be signing autographs for the fans at Fiesta Broadway in Los Angeles, Calif. just days before their respective May 3 PPV fights on “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fighters will appear in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Booth on Sunday, April 27, at 1PM. Maidana, of course, faces Floyd Mayweather, and Molina takes on Adrien Broner.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Another “stacked” Boxing Saturday is upon us

By Karl Freitag

A lot of interesting fights today, including a world heavyweight championship match. In each fight, the “A” side is a lopsided favorite to win, but all the action below figures to be entertaining match ups. Here’s a brief rundown:

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his title against WBO mandatory Alex Leapai tonight in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko is still a prohibitive favorite, but Leapai betters have been backing their man all week causing a significant drift. Wlad is currently at -1000, while Leapai is now +600. Wlad was at -1600 and Leapai was +1100 earlier in the week.

Leapai’s countryman Lucas Browne will face Eric Martel Bahoeli in Sheffield, England for the Commonwealth heavyweight title. The unbeaten Browne is a heavy -2000 favorite to beat Bahoeli +1100.

WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada has a hometown defense against Richie Mepranum in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Estrada is a whopping -3000 pick to keep his belt, while Mepranum is +1300.

Of course, there’s the huge Showtime tripleheader in Southern California, headlined by WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman against ex-lightweight champ Julio Diaz. Thurman is a heavy -1900 favorite to take care of Diaz, who is at +1200. Lucas Matthysse is -1700 to defeat John Molina +1100 in the co-feature. Also, WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa is -750 to retain his belt against former amateur rival Jerry Belmontes +525.

Also, of possible future significance, Shane Mosley Jr., son of ring legend Sugar Shane Mosley, makes his pro debut in Port Hueneme, California. In addition to Mosley, that card features five unbeaten fighters including Jose Zepeda, Trevor McCumby, Saul Rodriguez, Danny Franco and Erick De Leon.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Joseph Diaz Jr. looking for a KO

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

2012 U.S Olympian super bantamweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (9-0, 7 KOs) of South El Monte, California will be in the toughest test of his career as he takes on Mexican veteran Luis “Tati” Maldonado (38-11-1, 29 KOs) at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. The bout was briefly announced to be on the Showtime Extreme telecast, welterweight main event bout between San Diego’s Antonio Orozco and Mexico, City’s Martin Honorio was scratched. However, the bout was later bumped to off-TV status. (more…)



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Sarritzu-Yanchi rematch for EBU title tonight

Tonight in Rho (Milan), Italy, OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show headlined by former 2 time European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (34-6-5, 13 KOs) against Valery Yanchi (22-3-2, 7 KOs) for the vacant European flyweight championship. It’s a rematch between the two. Last October they battled to a split decision draw for the same belt.

In the co-feature, EBU cruiserweight official challenger and former WBC champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs) will fight Olegs Lopajevs (7-8, 6 KOs). (more…)



April 26th, 2014

UFC

Jessamyn Duke: Locked and Loaded

Setting goals is important in any walk of life. Approaching her second fight in the UFC this Saturday against Bethe Correia, Jessamyn Duke agrees, but her goal is a singular one . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Complete weights + photos from StubHub

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Keith Thurman 145.5 vs. Julio Diaz 146.75
(WBA interim welterweight title)

Lucas Matthysse 140 vs. John Molina 139.25

Omar Figueroa 134.75 vs. Jerry Belmontes 134.75
(WBC lightweight title)

Yamaguchi Falcao 161.4 vs. Francisco Najera 158
Jermall Charlo 158 vs. Hector Munoz 158
Joseph Diaz 122.8 vs. Luis Maldonado 121.6
Terrell Gausha 154.8 vs. Charles Whittaker 155.6
Frankie Gomez 143.2 vs. Orlando Vazquez 143
Sharif Bogere 141.2 vs. Arturo Urena 150
Bryant Perrella 145.8 vs. Roberto Crespo 146.6

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

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April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Fort Worth, Texas

Photo: Standing 8 Promotions

Photo: Standing 8 Promotions


Tony Lopez 117.5 vs. Isaac Torres 118
(WBC Intercontinental bantamweight Title)
James Freeman 166.25 vs. Tony Mack 165
(Texas super middleweight title)
Craig Callaghan 145 vs. Jerron Lockette ??
David Roc Hance 161.5 vs. Cody Perez 163
Jonathan Ramirez 153 vs. Casey Phelps 151.5
Jimmy Flick ?? vs. Marquis Taylor 146
Kashiff Solarin 133.5 vs. Kenny Grammer 131
Mike Tufariello 164 vs. Chris Barnes 166.5

Venue: Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas
Promoter: Standing 8 Promotions



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tunica, Mississippi

Maurice Hooker 137.5 vs Adrain Garza 140
Joey Bryant 137 vs John Willouby 137
Anthony Woods 158 vs Jay Williams ??
David Green 136 vs Dedrick Bell 139
Kenneth Council. 153.6. Vs. Anthony Bowman 153

Venue: Fitzgerald’s Casino
Promoter: Prizefight



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant outpoints Saunders

Late replacement Rowland Bryant (18-3, 12 KOs) won a one-sided unanimous eight-round decision over veteran Pittsburgh light heavyweight Rayco “War” Saunders (23-23-2, 10 KOs) in last night’s main event on the “KO Kings of Tomorrow” card, presented by Iron Mike Productions (IMP), at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (more…)



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Oliver McCall 235, Marcin Rekowski 242

By Przemek Garczarczyk

49-year-old Oliver “Atomic Bull” McCall (57-13, 37 KO) looked at least decade younger today in Poland during the weigh-in for his rematch with Marcin Rekowski (13-1, 11 KO) this Saturday in Legionowo near Warsaw. “Last time I was 235, I fought and KO’d Przemek Saleta at United Center in 2005. It just 4 pounds more I had when I fought Lennox Lewis,” said McCall, who beat Rekowski last February after split decision. “I had a great training camp with my trainer Doc Nicholson. I hope that having two straight wins, being in shape, I can duplicate what Bernard Hopkins is doing in the light heavyweight division – fight and beat the best.

Teh “Question of Honor” event is promoted by KnockOut Promotions/Babilon Promotions and will be televised live by Polsat network.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Orozco-Honorio postponed to May 15

Due to visa issues, Martin Honorio will be unavailable for his scheduled bout against Antonio Orozco this Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Orozco vs. Honorio was scheduled to be covered on Saturday’s Showtime Extreme boxing telecast. As a result, the revised two-fight card will be a junior middleweight ten rounder between Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) and Hector Munoz (22-12-1, 14 KOs) and a junior middleweight eight rounder between Terrell Gausha (8-0, 5 KOs) and veteran Charles Whittaker (40-14-2, 24 KOs). Orozco vs. Honorio is now rescheduled for May 15.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Port Hueneme, California

Eight bouts are official for tomorrow night’s “Boxing At The Beach” professional boxing show at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. Here are the official weights:

Shane Mosley Jr. 161.2 vs. Mark Cordova 160.4
Jose Zepeda 142 vs. Rob Frankel 141
Saul Rodriguez 130.6 vs. Miguel Zamdudio 130.4
Erick De Leon 131.8 vs. Jose Gomez 133
Trevor McCumby 178.4 vs. Rafael Valenzuela 184.8
Eric Ruiz 125.8 vs. Brandon Gushiken 127
Herbert Acevedo 140 vs. Raul Tovar 141.8
Daniel Franco 131 vs. Cesar Garcia 132

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April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Guillermo Jones: I’m not understanding what it is they’re accusing me of and I will always be clean

Photo: David Martin Warr

Photo: David Martin Warr


By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fightnews.com had a short conversation with the Panamanian WBA cruiserweight world champion in recess Guillermo Jones about exactly what happened Friday night in Moscow, Russia. Jones was supposed to fight local hero and WBA cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev in a rematch. However, with both fighters in the dressing room, the fight was abruptly called off due to news of Jones’ failed prefight drug test.

“All I can say is I’m not understanding what it is they’re accusing me of and I will always be clean,” stated Jones. “The Russians were afraid and that’s why they didn’t want to fight. They were sure I was going to win and by knockout. We don’t know what the Russians are inventing or are doing, but they’re dishonest. I took the tests but copies of the results weren’t given to us.” (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

Julio Ceja 118 vs. Ranel Suco 118
(WBC bantamweight silver title)

Yessica Chávez 112 vs. Tenkai Tsunami 112
Luis Ceja 107 vs. Eduardo Cruz 107
Saúl “Baby” Juárez 108 vs. Erik López 10 8

Venue: Foro Polanco
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Martinez wins in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes

On a beautiful spring evening in Dallas, Texas last night, The Real Estate Council hosted their 26th annual FIGHT NIGHT fundraiser at the glamorous Hilton Anatole. Dubbed FIGHTNIGHT XXVI – Still The Original – is the brainchild of local boxing fixture Steve Crosson, an event that has raised $22 million for The Real Estate Council Foundation to help more than 90 community organization to make Dallas a better place to live. (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Sheffield, England

Lucas Browne 273 vs. Eric Martell Bahoeli 249
(Vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title)

Karim Guerfi 117 vs. Zanzt Zhakiyanov 117
(European bantamweight title)

Adam Etches 160 vs. Felipe De La Paz Teniente 155
Kirill Relikh 143 vs. Ty Gilchrist 140
Adam Little 148 vs. Kevin McCauley 147
Scott Jenkins 139 vs. David Campillo 137

Venue: Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Hatton Promotions



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Mizsei Jr defeats Zamora to win EBU-EU title

Brunet Zamora surprisingly lost tonight his EBU European Union lightweight title to Gyorgy Mizsei Jr from Hungary. The local Zamora started well to closely win the first 2 rounds but Miszei Jr got more confident in round 3 which was his round. From the 4th on it was till the end the same pattern with Zamora stalking his opponent with hard shots to the body while Mizsei Jr had success with his left jab which he throw as light counter punches. The visitor was quick on his feet and kept on moving away to avoid most of the harder blows from the defending champion. Zamora looked tired in rounds 8 and 9 which he clearly lost but came back in round 10. The fight was awarded by split decision to the Hungarian Miszei Jr who will now have to face Jean Pierre Bauwens from Belgium who is the official challenger.



April 25th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 at the scales

UFC 172, which is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, and the light heavyweight bout between Phil Davis and Anthony Johnson, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also watch the opening prelim bout on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Glover Teixeira (205) VS Jon Jones (205)

PPV MAIN CARD
Anthony Johnson (205) VS Phil Davis (205.5)
Tim Boetsch (185.5) VS Luke Rockhold (185.5)
Yancy Medeiros (155.5) VS Jim Miller (155)
Andre Fili (145) VS Max Holloway (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Tim Elliott (125.5) VS Joseph Benavidez (125.5)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg (155.5) VS Takanori Gomi (155.5)
Bethe Correia (135) VS Jessamyn Duke (135.5)
Charlie Brenneman (155.5) VS Danny Castillo (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIM
Patrick Williams (135) VS Chris Beal (135)
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 25th, 2014


Boxing News

Ward: Despite my lawsuit against Goossen Tutor Promotions, I have asked Dan Goossen to set up my next fight ASAP

Andre Ward Official Statement: I want to clear up all the speculation about when I will fight next. Reports that I am holding out or don’t want to fight are simply untrue. My fans should know that despite my lawsuit against Goossen Tutor Promotions, I have asked Dan Goossen to set up my next fight as soon as possible. Actually, I’ve been ready to fight since December. I know this a frustrating time for my fans and I appreciate your patience and all the encouragement you’ve given me. I hope to be back in the ring very soon.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman, Diaz, Matthysse, Molina, Figueroa, Belmontes all make weight

Keith Thurman 145.5 vs. Julio Diaz 146.75
(WBA interim welterweight title)

Lucas Matthysse 140 vs. John Molina 139.25

Omar Figueroa 134.75 vs. Jerry Belmontes 134.75
(WBC lightweight title)

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime



April 25th, 2014




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