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Photos: Peter Frutkoff World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov makes the first defense of his ...

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Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

By Sam Geraci Photos: Bob Ryder Unbeaten jr lightweight Ronny Rios (23-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over ...

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Leonso Nunez The much anticipated test of Tijuana female flyweight Brenda Flores (7-2, 2KOs) went down last Friday ...

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Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

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Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

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Boxing News

Khan says fight with Mayweather “very close,” hopes for an official announcement “within the next couple of weeks”

By James Slater

Who will superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior fight next? Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman or someone else? Mayweather is set to box again in May and Britain’s Amir Khan seems to be the frontrunner to land the next shot at Floyd. And, as quoted by Sky Sports’ website today, Khan says a fight between he and Mayweather is “very close now.” Khan said he is hoping official confirmation of his big chance will come in a couple of weeks time.

“It’s the fight I’ve always been after and we’re very close now, not too far away,” Khan said. “Hopefully something is going to be announced within the next couple of weeks.” (more…)



December 16th, 2013



Boxing News

Official WBC statement on Vitali Klitschko

VITALI KLITSCHKO: WBC CHAMPION EMERITUS AND CHAMPION OF LIFE!

The WBC is proud and honored to confirm the status of Vitali Klitschko as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Emeritus. Undoubtedly, Vitali has earned that distinction through his actions inside and outside the ring.

Vitali Klitschko is fighting the fight of his life, this time outside the ring. Vitali is showing to the world what is the true heart of a champion by leading his countrymen to battle in the streets in their search of human equality, rights and peace for the great country of the Ukraine.

Vitali Klitschko announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the Ukraine, which election will take place in 2015. Vitali believed he would be able to defend his WBC Heavyweight World Championship, and wanted to do so against the WBC mandatory contender Bermane Stiverne. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Chino Maidana gets hero’s welcome in Argentina, calls out Floyd Mayweather

By Gabriel F. Cordero

“The only one I want to fight is Mayweather,” Maidana told the press at the airport. “Nothing has been discussed yet. Now we’re going to take a vacation and rest, but the only one that I will go back and fight with is Mayweather.”

“I never feared [Broner] and I showed that I deserve to be part of the biggest events.

“He said that he was going to hit me so much that I would leave speaking English after the fight but it seems to me he’s now speaking Spanish!”



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko becomes WBC champion emeritus, WBC heavyweight title now vacant

The Board Meeting of the WBC and its president Jose Sulaiman have decided to appoint Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) as Champion Emeritus. The WBC gave its full support to Vitali Klitschko in his political activities in his home country Ukraine and understands that he is unable to defend his title inside the ring in the foreseeable future. Therefore the WBC appointed Klitschko Champion Emeritus and thus gives him the opportunity to decide at a later point whether he wants to resign from professional boxing or fight for the WBC heavyweight title again.

Vitali Klitschko: “I want to thank the WBC and its president Don Jose Sulaiman for the support in our fight for democracy and freedom in the Ukraine. It was and is a great honor to hold the WBC title and I’ve always done it with pride. The offer of the WBC gives me the theoretical possibility to return to the boxing ring which I cannot imagine at all to the current state. Right now, my full concentration is on politics in Ukraine, and I feel that the people need me there. My brother Wladimir will ensure more sporting success and I will – as always – support him as much as he currently supports me in my political fight.”



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez returns Saturday

Undefeated two-time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez (7-0, 7 KOs), has been creating quite a buzz with his fan friendly style and spectacular performances. The native of Nogales, Sonora fights December 21 in Tijuana at the Caliente Racetrack. He will face Cristian Barajas (4-4-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana in a scheduled six-round featherweight clash. This will be only his second pro fight in Mexico.

We caught up with the Top Rank promoted prospect and asked him a few questions about his life and aspirations. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Not one, but two fights this week for vacant WBU cruiserweight titles, and Roy Jones Jr. is going for one of them

By Karl Freitag

Two rival sanctioning organizations using the name “World Boxing Union” will be putting their vacant cruiserweight titles up for grabs this week.

On Wednesday night, 44-year-old former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (52-18-2, 36 KOs) and 39-year-old Bobby “Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) are scheduled to fight at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on a card promoted by XFE. Johnson-Gunn will be for the vacant WBU cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union, Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Then, on Saturday night, 44-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40 KOs) returns against 36-year-old Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs) at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia, on a card promoted by Vladimir Hrunov. Jones-Benmakhlouf will be for the vacant cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union V, located in Coppenbrügge, Germany.

Jones was actually originally scheduled to face Gunn for the WBU belt in Pennsylvania, but later opted to face Benmakhlouf in Moscow for the WBU V belt. Glen Johnson (who kayoed Jones in an IBF light heavyweight title fight in 2004) was brought in as a late replacement to face Gunn for the WBU belt.

Interestingly, neither of the current WBU groups are affiliated with the original World Boxing Union founded by Jon W. Robinson in 1995. That group eventually fell apart after Robinson passed away in 2004.



December 16th, 2013

Boxing Result

Morales Stops Jimenez in Homecoming

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara

On Saturday night, Tijuana, Mexico, welcomed back home undefeated super flyweight Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (24-0, 14KOs), the younger brother of former world champions Erik “Terrible” and Diego “Pelucho” Morales, in the main event at the Tecate Box tour tent located in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack. With his brother “Pelucho” in his corner and with “Terrible” on the sidelines, the twenty-two year old southpaw quickly stopped former world ranked light flyweight Manuel “Menny” Jimenez (13-4-1, 7KOs) in the second round of a scheduled super flyweight ten rounds.

Morales, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, had not performed in his hometown since April of 2012 instead traveling north to the United States and south to different points of Mexico. In his last fight in the border city, Morales defeated Edgar Martinez to capture the WBC International Silver title. Since then, he has defended it three times, over veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado, Alejandro Morales and Cesar Javier Gandara with a couple more fights sprinkled in. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley, Jamie Foxx React to Adrien Broner Loss

While on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game, celebrities gave their reaction to the Adriaen Broner versus Marcos Maidana fight.



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A fast paced nine bout fight card was presented free of charge by Promotions Zanfer on Friday night at the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the historic Caliente Racetrack parking lot in the heart of Tijuana, Mexico. In the main event, Ensenada, Mexico’s Gabriel Piña (5-4-1, 2KOs) finally had a fight go his way by taking handle of the situation and stopping former title challenger David “Morita” De La Mora (25-5, 18KOs) of Tijuana in the fifth round of a scheduled super bantamweight eight.

Piña, a victim of questionable hometown decisions, decided to not let it go that way this time as he punished De La Mora to the body from the opening bell. “Morita” tried to box from his toes in the third and scored good two and three punch combinations to the face of Piña. Being the bigger man, Piña walked right through the punches and continued his relentless pressure. By the third, De La Mora developed a small mouse under his eye. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Mansour chops down Price

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events

Undefeated knockout artist, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) made a statement to all the top fighters in the heavyweight division on Saturday night with a hard fought seventh round stoppage of the six foot seven inch giant Kelvin “Price is right” Price (14-2, 6KOs) in the schedule ten round main event of the evening at Resorts Casino and Hotel. In the co-feature of the entertaining seven bout card televised nationally on NBC Sports “Fight Night” series and promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (15-2, 9 KOs) put on an impressive performance, as he easily out boxed Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-2, 9 KOs), handing him just his second loss as a pro in twenty three fights, with a one sided ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 99-91 x 2 and 99-90 respectively. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Should Shane Cameron have his head examined for wanting to continue his career? More

Word is, former porn actress Sunny Leone and former champ Terry Norris are teaming up to start a boxing gym. More

Yet another boxing fatality this weekend: 16-year-old amateur Jonas Joshua Garcia passed away on Sunday. More

Funeral specifics for former champ Ezra Sellers: More



December 15th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 9: Postfight and Bonus Recap

Five fighters joined UFC President Dana White at the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight press conference: Joe Lauzon, Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, and Ryan LaFlare
Faber took home Submission of the Night for his victory over tough challenger Michael McDonald. The California Kid blitzed McDonald with a flurry of punches, then locked in a guillotine to get the finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



December 15th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Broner breaks Twitter silence, starts campaigning for rematch with Maidana



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Malignaggi: Tonight Broner was fully exposed

Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi, who had a highly bitter fight with Adrien Broner last June, had some scathing comments regarding his former rival on last night’s telecast. “Broner hadn’t been fighting all that many world class level fighters and when he had, he’d already had trouble,” stated Malignaggi. “Tonight he was fully exposed.”

“I give credit for the toughness for hanging in there when it got tough. At the same time, let’s not forget that headbutt in the eighth round wasn’t all that much. He was looking for a way out, and I’m gonna call him on it. He was looking for a way out. He was looking to get Maidana DQ’d. That headbutt wasn’t all that hard. Maidana dug his head under his chin just to kind of get his arms free.

“I want to make one last point. This proves tonight there is only one Floyd Mayweather. Everybody was looking for the next Floyd Mayweather. Everyone had been looking to crown Adrien Broner when he had beaten a lot of, and I have said it in the past, I’m not going to criticize him because I’m not going to be a fighter and not the analyst tonight, but I called him on it when we were getting ready to fight, he beat a lot of laundromat workers. You can’t anoint somebody the next Floyd Mayweather before they’ve actually been crowned.”



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Johnson, Buchanan Notch Wins in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Two Maryland light heavyweights who may one day step into the ring against one another scored victories on a Madness Boxing card Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

In the main event, Oxon Hill, MD’s Alexander “The Great” Johnson won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran DeLeon Tinsley of Orlando, FL. Johnson got off to a great start in the first round as he landed solid shots to Tinsley’s head. However, Johnson let Tinsley stay in the contest but never gave him an opportunity to take control of the bout. Johnson almost ended the bout in the sixth round with a counter right that dropped Tinsley. However, Tinsley managed to survive until the bell. Johnson won by shutout scores of 60-52 (twice) and 60-53 to raise his record to 15-1, six KOs. Tinsley falls to 9-11-1, five KOs.

In the co-feature, Capitol Heights, MD’s Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan returned to the ring for the first time since his loss to Shawn Hawk on March of 2012 and scored a third-round TKO over William Gil of Toms River, NJ. (more…)



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana-Broner Postfight Notes

Attendance on Saturday night at the Alamodome was 11,312.

Plans are for Marcos Maidana to arrive back in Buenos Aires on Monday morning at 8:50AM on American Airlines Flight 997 from Dallas.

Still nothing official on whether Adrien Broner actually suffered a broken jaw as speculated, but he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer stated Broner had no rematch clause in the contract.

No tweets yet from the @AdrienBroner Twitter account, which is normally very active on the social network.

Broner is still WBC lightweight champion. Whether he can get back to 135lbs. remains to be seen. His last defense of that belt was February 16, 2013. He weighed 144.4 lbs. for the Maidana fight.



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Ando wins WBC female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Game Japanese girl, ex-WBA female champ Mari Ando (11-6, 5 KOs), 104.25, acquired the vacant WBC female strawweight (105-pound) belt as she earned a split decision (96-94, 95-94 and 92-96) over Mexican Jasseth Noriega (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 104.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. The referee from Korea was Kyoungha Shin, a university lecturer, who controlled the fast-moving contest very well.

Ando was in command in the first two rounds, but Noriega floored her with a well-timed right in the beginning of the third and also took the fourth with her aggressiveness.

After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated that Noriega was leading on points: 38-37 twice and 40-35, all for Noriega, a mother with a three-year-old son. (more…)



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana speaks after defeating Broner



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Mijares crushes Soto in Mexico City

Former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KOs) scored a third round KO over Jiovanny “Bambino” Soto (38-15 -1, 32 KOs) in the Domo del Sindicato de Trabajadores del Seguro Social in Maxico City on Saturday night. Mijares dropped Soto three times before the bout was halted at 1:03.



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Thompson, Gomez score quick KOs

WBC #5 super featherweight Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (28-3, 25 KOs) scored a first round KO over Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (21-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Prince Doku Jr. (18-4, 12 KOs).



December 15th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 9: DJ by KO, Faber via sub

Fans of the FOX main card saw two emphatic finishes, as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his belt with the most emphatic win of his career, knocking out hometown favorite Joseph Benavidez. Plus, Sacramento icon Urijah Faber pulled out one of his best wins yet in the co-main event.

After getting a split decision win in their first title fight, Johnson left no doubt in the rematching, scoring a clean knockout of the ultra-tough Benavidez in just over two minutes . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Problem Solved! Maidana punishes Broner

Thurman, Santa Cruz, Shumenov retain titles in San Antonio

By Warren Worthington
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In a fight of the year candidate, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (34-4, 31 KOs) dropped welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) twice and took away his WBA belt with a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Maidana immediately cracked Broner with a right hand in the first round and had Broner holding on. Maidana continued the aggression in round two and dropped Broner. Maidana continued to pummel Broner for the rest of the round. Round three was close, but Maidana outworked Broner again in round four. Broner landed the cleaner shots in rounds five and six. Maidana upped the pressure in the seventh but also appeared to be slowing down.

The turning point came in round eight when Maidana dropped Broner again. Broner held on as Maidana launched his violent follow-up attack. Maidana gave Broner a light headbutt under the chin as the fighters wrestled, and Broner flopped on the canvas looking for a DQ. Referee Laurence Cole took a point from Maidana and the bout continued. A reenergized Maidana had a big round nine punishing Broner with hard shots. Maidana was busier again in the tenth. Broner’s corner advised him that he needed a KO entering the eleventh. Both fighters landed big punches in the eleventh, with Broner connecting right at the bell. A desperate Broner fought hard in the twelfth looking for a KO that didn’t come. Scores were 115-110, 116-109, 117-109.

“The plan was to fight any which way we can do it and we won,” said Maidana afterward. When asked if he’d be open for a rematch, the new champ stated “Yes I have no problem in having another fight with Broner.”

Broner immediately left the ring without comment. It is suspected that he might have sustained a broken jaw, although that isn’t confirmed. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Rodriguez stops Dos Santos; Novikov tops Perez

Photos: Alex Roman / Miguel Cotto Promotions, Peter Amador / Top Rank

WBO #6 featherweight Gamalier Rodriguez (22-2-3, 15 KOs) scored a bloody eighth round TKO over Aldimar Dos Santos (19-6, 10 KOs) in a good action fight on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez was cut over the left eye by an accidental head clash in round six and won when the bout was halted in round eight due to blood coming from a cut over Santos’ left ear. Time was 1:29. Rodriguez retained his NABO title.

Earlier, unbeaten super lightweight Anton Novikov (28-0, 10 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Denver’s Manuel “Manny” Perez (20-9-1, 4 KOs) in the opening bout. Scores were 96-94, 98-92 and 99-91. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour stops Price, Wilson KOs Rodriguez, Thompson, Cunningham victorious in Atlantic City

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events

Unbeaten 41-year-old heavyweight Amir Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over 6’7 Kelvin Price (14-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Early on Price was largely successful in keeping the much shorter Mansour on the outside with his jab, while the 41-year-old Mansour tried to work in close. Mansour broke through in round four and battered Price. Mansour dropped Price in round five with a left hand, but Price survived the round. Both fighters traded big shots in the seventh and Mansour dropped Price again. Price staggered back to his corner and stayed on his stool after the round.

Heavyweight slugger Darnell “The Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson (25-17-4, 21 KOs) pulled the upset, handing previously undefeated David “El Nino” Rodriguez (36-1, 34 KOs) his first loss as a professional, a last second knockout. Wilson threw the heavy hooks throughout, but Rodriguez was the busier fighter. In the sixth and final round, Wilson cut Rodriguez with a right hand, then became like a shark smelling blood in the water banging away with vicious hooks. It looked like Rodriguez would survive until the final bell until Wilson swung a big left and it found its mark, sending Rodriguez flat on his back. It was clear he would not reach his feet and Referee Lindsey Page immediately waved the fight off without a count at 2:59 of the sixth and final round. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Angel Osuna medical update

By Flattop

“We are waiting,” said Lee Espinoza, the advisor to Angel Osuna. “He is young and strong. They are putting him in a coma to rest.” Osuna was knocked out in the tenth round of his fight against jr middleweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr. on Friday at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Osuna’s condition deteriorated after the stoppage. Osuna was taken out of the arena by stretcher and rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. A CT scan discovered a blood clot.

“The doctors woke him (from an induced coma),” said Espinoza. “They asked him to blink his eyes and he blinked his eyes. They asked him to move his mouth and he moved his mouth.”

Osuna had knocked down Centeno during round seven and was winning the contest on the scorecards after nine rounds, but Espinoza said the fighter was exhausted at this point. Centeno came out aggressively for the final round and dropped Osuna with a three-punch combination. Osuna struggled to his feet but was in no shape to continue, prompting a stoppage.

“It sounds promising,” said Espinoza. “The doctors will be talking to us. We are here waiting.”



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Braehmer defeats Oliveira for WBA light heavy belt

By Karl Freitag

Juergen Braehmer is once again a world champion. In a clash for the vacant WBA belt, former WBO champ Juergen Braehmer (42-2, 31 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Marcus Oliveira (25-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. The first half of the fight was tactical with Braehmer doing more. Braehmer began punishing Oliveira in the seventh round but Oliveira started to turn the tables a bit in the ninth. Braehmer scored a knockdown in round ten and had a big round eleven, Oliveira’s best round was the twelfth when he had Braehmer holding on. Scores were 115-112, 117-110, 117-110.

IBF #1 heavyweight Kubrat “The Kobra” Pulev (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (29-7, 28 KOs). Oulev was in command until Abell suddenly dropped him in round four. Abell was then immediately knocked down himself with a body shot. Pulev then dropped Abell twice more in the same round with body shots. Abell was unable to come out for round five. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Bundu stops Purdy in 12th; Mitchell KOs El Ouazghari

European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu (30-0-2, 11 KOs) stopped Lee Purdy (20-5-1, 13 KOs) with eight seconds left in the fight to retain his title on Saturday night at ExCeL London. Purdy, who in his last fight blew his world title challenge against Devon Alexander when he didn’t make weight, gave a game effort this time. Bundu, however, simply did more and punctuated his win with a twelfth round knockdown and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches.

IBF #9 lightweight Kevin Mitchell (36-2, 26 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Karim El Ouazghari (15-4-2, 4 KOs) in a clash for the IBF intercontinental title. The bout ended when El Ouazghari turned to the referee to complain of a bicep injury and was cracked by a Mitchell uppercut that put him on the deck. Time was 2:07. El Ouazghari was a late replacement for Brunet Zamora after Zamora was denied exit from Italy.

WBA interim middleweight beltholder Martin Murray (26-1-1, 11 KOs) had to work harder than expected to get a 77-75 nod over Sergey Khomitsky (28-10-2, 11 KOs) in a non-title super middleweight eight-rounder. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing Result

Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam victorious in ring return

Almost a year after losing his WBO middleweight title WBO to Peter Quillin in New York City, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (28-1, 17 KOs) successfully made his return to the ring on Saturday at the Olympic Sports Palace Vall d ‘Hebron, near Barcelona, Spain. Hassan N’Dam scored a ten round unanimous decision over Anthony Fitzgerald (14-6, 4 KOs).



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Tonight’s fight card in Brooklyn postponed

Due to the inclement weather and concern for public safety, tonight’s show at Pacplex in Brooklyn has been postponed. The show will be made up at a date to be announced shortly. Tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date or can be refunded at point of purchase.



December 14th, 2013

Boxing Result

Usyk mauls Mendoza; Lora upsets WBO #2 Fedchenko

Olympian gold medalist cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (2-0, 2 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Epifanio Mendoza (34-16-1, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Terminal Ice Palace in Brovari, Ukraine. Southpaw Usyk dropped Mendoza in rounds two and three, and the one-sided bout was waved off by the referee after Usyk dealt Mendoza more punishment in round four.

Jr welterweight Felix Lora (17-10-5, 9 KOs) surprised WBO #2 and European champion Serhiy Fedchenko (33-3, 14 KOs), winning a twelve round split decision.

Unbeaten heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin (18-0-1, 8 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Oleksiy Mazikin (14-10-2, 4 KOs). Tereshkin dropped Mazikin with a body shot in round four.

EBU middleweight titleholder Max Bursak (29-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Gari Abajiani (20-16-1, 6 KOs) in a non-title affair. Scores were 80-72 on all cards.



December 14th, 2013

Boxing Result

Hoffmann pulls out of rematch with Kretschmann

Heavyweight Timo Hoffmann (40-9-2, 23 KOs) pulled out of today’s scheduled rematch with Steffen Kretschmann (16-2, 15 KOs) at the Olimpic Center in Gabala, Azerbaijan. Hoffmann cited a kidney infection for the pullout. Hoffmann-Kretschmann I ended in a no contest last September after the outdoor fight was stopped in round six due to rain and slippery conditions.

Fight fans on hand were able to see Roman Golovashchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) surprise Yakup Saglam (31-4, 28 KOs) taking a twelve round majority decision. Scores were announced as 115-115, 112-111, 119-107 ???



December 14th, 2013

Boxing Result

Bergman, Karpency win in WV

NABA-US Heavyweight champ Jason Bergman (22-10, 15 kos) destroyed former IBF title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29-22) by 1st round KO Friday night at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. A 6’3 250 pound southpaw, Bergman used his superior size and power to overwhelm the normally durable Williams. A right uppercut followed by an overhand left sent Williams to the canvas, and referee Tim Wheeler counted Williams out at 1:44 of round one of the scheduled eight-rounder.

In the co feature, undefeated heavyweight prospect Jeremiah Karpency (9-0) stopped former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig (20-18) by a sixth round TKO. Dominating from the outset, the southpaw Karpency used an effective body attack dropping Craig in the 3rd round and later finishing his opponent with a straight left to the body followed by a right hook to the head. Referee Chris Riskus halted the action 53 seconds into the 6th and final round. Interestingly, Craig was to face Karpency’s brother, former WBO light heavy title challenger Tommy Karpency (21-4); however, Craig weighed in 35 pounds over the contract weight prompting the change in opponent. The show was promoted by Angelo Magnone’s MadeMen Promotions.



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA reinstalls Guillermo Jones as champion in recess

By Gabriel F. Cordero

After considering of a claim by promoter Don King, the WBA Championships Committee on Thursday made the decision to once again install former world champion Guillermo “Felino” Jones as a world champion in recess and ratified Dennis Lebedev as WBA cruiserweight world champion. In addition, the WBA reiterated that both sides should close the negotiations for the Lebedev vs. Jones fight and provide a signed contract no later than December 16.



December 14th, 2013

Boxing Result

Ando wins WBC female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Game Japanese girl, ex-WBA female champ Mari Ando (11-6, 5 KOs), 104.25, acquired the vacant WBC female strawweight (105-pound) belt as she earned a split decision (96-94, 95-94 and 92-96) over Mexican Jasseth Noriega (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 104.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan.
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December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana: I want to see him on the ground / Broner: I’m flat-lining him. Easy money!

WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner and challenger Marcos Maidana made some final prefight comments to Showtime’s Steve Farhood after they weighed in:

Marcos Maidana: I don’t really understand English, but they’ve been translating to me what he says. He can talk all he wants. I’m going to teach him to respect me…I want to fight him so much. I want to see him on the ground. If I don’t knock him out, it’s not going to be a win for me.

Adrien Broner: I am the WBA champion at welterweight. Marcos Maidana is in my way, so we’ve got to knock down a steppingstone…any fight that Adrien Broner is in is a big fight, so I’m putting him inside my history. I don’t play psychological games. I don’t play games at all. I threw away my X-Box because I don’t play games…he comes in there on some dumb sh-t, I’m flat-lining him. Easy money!



December 14th, 2013




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