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Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

Andre Berto: This is going to be for everyone who believes in the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Scott Hirano / Showtime Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida is two ...

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Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

Koseki, Miyao to collide for Female 102lb unification

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC atomweight champ Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7 KOs) and WBA light-minimumweight titlist Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4 KOs), ...

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Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

Nakatani keeps OPBF 135lb Belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF lightweight champ, WBC#13 Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6 KOs), 134.75, successfully retained his regional belt when ...

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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Photos: Zanfer Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (39-6-2, 23 KOs) scored a razor-thin majority decision over previously unbeaten Daniel "Tokado" Echeverria (18-1, 16 KOs) ...

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

Undercard Results from Staples Center

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photo: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions WBC rated #3 contender, Julio Cesar Ceja (29-1, 26KO), got up off ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Tix on sale TODAY!

Tickets for the highly anticipated world championship showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao taking place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will be available today (Thursday) for both in-arena and closed circuit viewing.

Tickets for the live event priced at $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500, not including applicable service charges, go on sale today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Tickets are limited to four (4) per household. To charge by phone or with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

The closed circuit telecast will be available at all MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas. General admission tickets for closed circuit viewing will be $150, not including handling fees, and will go on sale today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at the individual property’s box office outlets, by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711 or through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000. Closed circuit tickets are limited to eight (8) per household.



April 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Conference Call Quotes

“I know it’s the biggest fight in boxing history, but I’m not going to put that pressure on myself. I will be at my best.”

“At the end of the day it comes down to the two fighters in the ring not what Freddie Roach says or thinks.”

“My only job is to be the best, to be the best in the sport of boxing.”

“I’ve always had a big mouth and I’m not being quiet or holding back for any reason’s but that I’ve matured. I done all the trash talking already. I am at a point where I know what I bring to the table.”



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao Workout: 10 Days Out

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao runs at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Wednesday morning as he prepares for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 22nd, 2015

UFC

Sarah Kaufman: Making Up For Lost Time

Given the intense and bloody battle Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis went through in their 2012 Strikeforce rematch, don’t expect Kaufman to be too jazzed about a repeat this Saturday in Montreal . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Rumor: Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets On Sale Soon

Looks like Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions have resolved their differences and the snafu over tickets for the fight and closed circuit showings. Tickets should be available shortly.

At the moment the fight card looks like this:

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao
(WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight titles)
Leo Santa Cruz vs. TBA (likely Anthony Settoul)
(featherweight non-title)
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez
(WBO featherweight title)

Christopher Pearson vs. Said El Harrak (super welterweight)
Jesse Hart vs. Mike Jimenez (super middleweight)
Andrew Tabiti vs. Anthony Caputo Smith (cruiserweight)
Brad Solomon vs. Adrian Granados (super welterweight)



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Dawejko to get trimmed before he fights Mansour

Amir Mansour may not get his way completely, but his comments that Joey Dawejko has to cut off his beard before their May 8 showdown at the 2300 Arena have not fallen on deaf ears. “The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has directed the (Joey) Dawejko camp that Dawejko’s beard must be neatly cropped in accordance with the athletic commission rules,” said promoter J Russell Peltz.

Mansour recently claimed that Dawejko’s beard could be used against him (Mansour) in clinches. “(Dawejko) can rub that beard in your face and irritate the skin,” Mansour said. “I want it shaved; I want him uncomfortable.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on Spike Chicago Presser

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Anthony Dirrell, Badou Jack, Daniel Jacobs, Caleb Truax, Maciek Sulęcki and Artur Szpilka were part of today’s PBC on Spike Chicago press conference.



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Haye targets Wilder, wants to fight in Las Vegas

By James Slater

Fully healed and fit to fight again, former cruiserweight and heavyweight ruler David Haye has put his shoulder problems behind him – a serious shoulder injury came close to ending Haye’s career some months back – and he is looking at potential big fight options in the sport’s glamour division. Haye was recently in Las Vegas and whilst there he spoke with The Independent and one of the names he mentioned as being on his radar as far as a future opponent goes was unbeaten “Bronze Bomber,” WBC heavyweight boss Deontay Wilder. Haye says he has never before boxed in Las Vegas and that the thought of doing so against the latest KO king gets him very excited.

“I have never fought in Vegas,” Haye said to Kevin Garside. “That’s something I’d love to do. It’s the capitol of our sport. If you regard yourself as a headline act then you have to fight in Vegas. Now there is an opportunity.”

Haye then spoke in glowing terms about former Olympian and unbeaten banger Wilder, the man who could provide him with that opportunity:

“He’s a guy who’s unbeaten. He’s fighting on network TV in America, becoming a household name so hopefully that’s a deal that can be done. All the dimensions are there. He has an aura about him. If I turned up half-hearted when we were sparring then I’d be sleeping. He’s not a sparring partner who goes through the motions. He’s trying to punch holes in your head from the first bell. Everyone who has seen the footage of us sparring has said how good it would be if we were to get it on for real.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Arena Coliseo in Mexico City

By Gabriel F Cordero

Professional boxing returns to the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City on April 25 with the main event between local favorite Dante ‘Crazy’ Jardón (25-5, 20 KOs) against Filipino Jeffrey Arienza (12-3-1, 7 KOs) for a WBC regional lightweight title on an event promoted by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa. In the co-featured bout, world-ranked super featherweight Miguel ‘Micky’ Román (49-11, 37 KOs) faces Edgar Puerta (23-5-1, 19 KOs).



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Fielding to face Vera this summer

Super middleweight Rocky Fielding will face Brian Vera on a date and an venue to be confirmed next week, as Fielding looks for a big win on his resume to serve notice of his intentions at world level. Fielding returned to action in March in Hull after damaging his hand in his destructive dismissal of former world title challenger Noe Gonzalez Alcoba in July in Liverpool, and the 27 year old will take a big step-up in class when he meets the 33-year-old Vera, who holds impressive wins over Andy Lee, Sergio Mora and Serhiy Dzinziruk as well as taking Julio Cesar Chavez Jr the distance twice. Promoter Eddie Hearn believes that the fight will represent a watershed night in Fielding’s rise to the top. “I have been working on getting Brian over here for a while and I think it’s the perfect test for Rocky,” said Hearn. “Brian has mixed at top level and is always in all action fights. We are working on the date now and this will be confirmed next week.”



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ioka dethrones WBA 112lb champ Reveco

By Joe Koizumi

Japan’s Kazuto Ioka captured the WBA flyweight belt by scoring a majoirity decision (115-113, 116-113, 114-114) over defending champ Juan Carlos Reveco from Argentina over twelve close rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.

For Ioka, it was his third coronation in as many categories.



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Takayama keeps IBF 105lb belt on technical decision

By Joe Koizumi

IBF 105-pound champ Katsunari Takayama, Japan, kept his belt as he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (80-71, 87-84, 86-85) over Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. of Thailand due to the champ’s bad cuts over eyebrows midway in the ninth round on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko: The demand is here

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By Matt Richardson

It’s been seven years since heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko fought in the United States. In February 2008 Klitschko unified his title against Sultan Ibragimov in an extremely dull fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fight was so insipid, in fact, that Ibragimov never even fought again and Klitschko wound up returning to Europe to ply his trade and defend his titles.

With the stench of that fight subsided and the subsequent confirmation that Klitschko is indeed one of the better heavyweight champions in the history of the sport, the fighter will make his return to the same ring in the same venue on Saturday night in a fight to be televised by HBO. The opponent this time, American Bryant Jennings, promises to deliver a better challenge than Ibragimov and, as such, has intrigued the champion as he prepares to defend his belts.

“I had an exciting seven years of absence in Europe. It was absolutely exciting,” Klitschko (63-3, 53 KO’s) stated on Tuesday afternoon prior to the final press conference for the fight.

“I had great fights on pay-per-view in Europe with big arenas filled with over 60,000 people. I think it was like six, seven or eight stadiums in a row. I definitely had exciting times. The demand was so powerful and stronger on the European side. Now the demand is here. People want to see a Klitschko fight here…a world championship fight here. I’m sure that on fight night the Garden is going to be sold out. I’m sure that the HBO rating is going to be good enough because that’s one week before the mega fight with Pacquiao and Mayweather. That’s why I call it the right timing, absolutely.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2015

UFC

Alexis Davis: The Road Back Begins

It’s been over nine months since Alexis Davis graced the Octagon, but don’t assume that she went away and requested a long break after her UFC 175 loss to women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. That’s not how the number three-ranked contender is built. In fact, she cornered UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby right after the Rousey fight with a request for a quick return . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Petalcorin in China for first title defense

WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin and his team arrived Monday in Beijing China. Randy’s weight was 109 pounds Tuesday morning before training. He has to weigh in at 108 pounds on Thursday to defend his WBA belt on Friday night. Petalcorin has sparred a total of 118 rounds for this fight and Coach Renie Gabawa is very happy. “Randy is 100% Fit and happy,” said Coach Renie along with Jim Claude Manangquil who has mapped out all of Petalcorin sparring partners and training.

“This is a statement fight for Petalcorin as our critics want to see more. I know how good Petalcorin can be and really believe he can be the next star of world boxing in the lighter weights,” said manager Peter Maniatis. “Ma Yi Ming has had by all reports had a very good training camp in the mountains of Dalian China and employed sparring partners. This is his big chance to be the first WBA world champion out of China, so Randy will be on his toes ready for anything Ma Yi Ming throws at him on Friday night. We would like to thank Top Rank & SECA Group and also Ultratune CEO Sean Buckley as Randy sponsor.”



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Tony Tubbs son gets first pro win

By Clint Caulkins

Antwaun Taylor, son of former World Heavyweight Champion Tony “TNT” Tubbs, gained his first professional boxing victory with a 4 round unanimous decision over Andrew Peurifoy in the cruiserweight division. The 4 round bout took place April 18th on the undercard of Chazz Witherspoon’s fifth stoppage defeat of Galen Brown at the GPG Events Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey.



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Still no tickets on sale yet for Mayweather-Pacquiao

The rise of Manny Pacquiao: Vagabond Hotel

Amir Khan facing probe after posting selfies while driving

Pacquiao is fighting a lot more than Mayweather



April 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao Workout: 11 Days Out

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and assistant Marvin Somodio , Monday at the Wild Card Boxing Club as he prepares for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Cuellar says he’s defending against Darchinyan

WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus “Forastero” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) has announced his next fight on his Facebook page.

Next Fight: June 6th against Armenian Vic Darchinyan for the WBA featherweight championship. City to be determined.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

WBO rejects Kameda-McDonnell unification

The World Boxing Organization has informed WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda that he may be stripped of the title if he goes through with a clash against WBA “regular” titlist Jamie McDonnell.

The WBO World Championship Committee will not authorize your proposed bout with Jamie McDonnell as a Unification Contests, as it our position not to recognize the “secondary titlists” of organisms that opt to have more than one champion per division— as is the case with the WBA, which has Juan Carlos Payano as its so-called “Super Champion” in the Bantamweight division and Yonfrez Parejo as its “Interim” titleholder. Simply put, the WBO only recognizes the “highest” titleholder of other sanctioning organisms as legitimate champion for unification purposes (in this case Payano). In addition to this, the WBO World Championship Committee may only sanction contenders to the WBO World Championship title that are rated within the top 15 of the WBO. In this case, McDonnell does not meet the criteria of the WBO Ratings Committee and is not rated.

Finally, please note that should you decide to participate of the aforementioned bout in spite of this warning and without our authorization, this Committee may order you to show cause as to why the WBO Bantamweight Championship of the World should not be declared vacant or, in the alternative, it may declare the title vacant without further hearing you.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Luis says Mathews didn’t do enough to win

Canadian lightweight Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-3, 7 KOs) was a good sport after his controversial unanimous decision loss last weekend to Derry Mathews (38-9-2, 20 KOs) for the interim WBA Lightweight title in Matthews’ hometown of Liverpool, England, but back home on Canadian soil, Luis is changing his tune. “I can’t say I feel good,” said Luis, “this was my shot and I didn’t get the decision, but I know with my performance, I’ll get another one. Most of the press and the fans, especially in North America, know what’s up and saw the fight for what it really was. Derry did what he had to do to survive but not enough to win. He was cagey and made the fight look more competitive than it was, and that’s what a veteran is supposed to do.” (more…)



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

WBC unveils Mayweather-Pacquiao emerald belt

By Gabriel F Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

The WBC emerald belt to be presented to the winner of the megafight between world champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao was unveiled Tuesday in Mexico City by the president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman. The belt is made out of a kilo of gold and 3000 emeralds by Mexican artisans. Legendary former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and current WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson were on hand at the ceremony.

“This fight shows that promoters and broadcasters can make big fights like Mayweather and Pacquiao. My father always wanted this fight,” said Sulaiman.

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April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Fight Promotions inks Olympian Ischenko

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Fight Promotions, Inc., promoter of undefeated contenders Ievgen Khytrov and Sergey Derenchyncho, has signed 2012 Olympian Pavlo Ischenko to a long term promotional contract. Ischenko was a member of the 2012 Ukranian Olympic Team which included Gold Medalist and current WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, Gold Medalist and now undefeated cruiserweight contender Oleksandr Usyk, bronze medalist and unbeaten jr middleweight Taras Shelusteyuk, and undefeated knockout artist Khytrov, who was robbed of a medal.

Max Alperovich, president of Fight Promotions, said “This kid is only 22 years old and has devastating power in both hands that cannot be matched with anyone in the junior lightweight division. After several months of fine tuning with his American trainers, he will be on the short path to becoming a champion.”

Ischenko, who was defeated by American Jo Jo Diaz in the first round of the 2012 Olympics, will look to make his pro debut this in July.



April 21st, 2015

UFC

Kyoji Horiguchi: Sting Like A Bee

What he hits, he hurts.

A flyweight knockout artist sounds anachronistic until one sees Kyoji Horiguchi in action. He doesn’t jab, he doesn’t paw, he doesn’t slap. Japan’s 125-pound wunderkind attacks in explosions with both fists and feet, which drop and stop those unfortunate enough to receive them . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo, Kirkland Teleconference Quick Quotes

Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland participated in an international media conference call to discuss their May 9 HBO-televised super middleweight clash at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m going to do my part on May 9 and hope the fans enjoy the show…Kirkland is one of the most dangerous in the divison, that’s why I wanted to face him.”

[On a showdown with Cotto later in the year] “For me there is nothing at this time other than James Kirkland, other things are not confirmed.”

James Kirkland: “I’m a fighter. I feel like I have the power, the will, speed, and determination to beat Canelo. I have the whole package…I’m going to bring a lot more to the table that I need to bring. That’s what made me change trainers…I’ve been taking care of business as far as the training part. I’m on weight and I’m going to prove that I’m a warrior May 9.”



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Steve “USS” Cunningham signs with adviser Al Haymon

Former two-time world cruiserweight champion and current Heavyweight contender, Steve “USS” Cunningham has signed with adviser Al Haymon.

“I’m looking forward to working with Al, he’s a genius at what he does. I’ve been watching him for several years and seeing all that he accomplishes for his fighters but have always been on the outside looking in due to contractual obligations. It finally lined up to where we can work together and it’s going to great. I believe my best fights have yet to be seen,” said Cunningham

Cunningham is coming off a controversial split decision defeat to Vyacheslav Glazkov on March 14 in Montreal.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Roc Nation, Tom Brown get Nevada promoters licenses, John Molina suspended

More notes from Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting:

The NSAC approved promoter’s licenses for Roc Nation Sports and TGB Promotions. Roc Nation promotes Andre Ward and works with Miguel Cotto among others. TGB Promotions, headed by longtime Goossen matchmaker Tom Brown, works with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.

Boxer John Molina received a temporary suspension for a failed drug test after his March 7 Adrien Broner fight. Molina tested positive for diuretics. There will be a further hearing to be scheduled.

Officials for the May 1 clash at the Cosmopolitan Resort for the WBO lightweight championship between Ray Beltran and Takahiro Ao will be referee Tony Weeks and judges are Adalaide Byrd, Eric Cheek and Jerry Roth.

The Commission also discussed significantly increasing the suspensions for doping.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Bayless named Mayweather-Pacquiao ref

On Tuesday the NSAC selected the officials and set the fees for the May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the WBC WBO and WBA world welterweight championship between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The referee will be Kenny Bayless. Judges are Bert Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman. Bayless will make $25,000, judges make $20,000 each.

Officials were also named for the WBO featherweight championship clash between between champion Vasyl Lomachenko and Gamalier Rodriguez, The referee is Robert Byrd. Judges are Patricia Jarman, Jerry Roth and John McKee.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo Media Day

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Cool, calm and collected is the best way to describe former super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KO) on Monday afternoon at the House of Boxing Training Center in a suburb of San Diego, CA. The workout marked the third camp that Alvarez has held in San Diego with the first being prior to his drubbing of Alfredo “Perro” Angulo in March of last year. Serious and hardly cracking a smile unless a fan asked him for a photo, Alvarez looked all business as he was welcomed to a smaller group of amassed media than his prior to media days held in the same venue. Who was there was the on-air personalities of Mexican network Azteca who have become the new home of the twenty-four year old south of the border.

After making a second run at a Miguel Cotto fight, Alvarez had to settle for the unpredictable James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28KO) who he will face on HBO on Saturday, May 9th, from the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the first boxing event at the home of the Astros. (more…)



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale: I am going to be crowned the IBF world champion

James DeGale MBE will challenge Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF World Super Middleweight title at the Agganis Arena in Boston on May 23. The card will be a live Saturday afternoon edition of PBC on NBC and NBCSN in the USA, and live on Sky Sports in the UK. DeGale is aiming to make history on the east coast as the first British Olympic gold medal winner to win a World title, and the 29 year old is convinced he will do so in style against the Michigan southpaw who is aiming to land a World title for the first time after losing to Carl Froch in Nottingham in his previous attempt back in October 2009. (more…)



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Max Murphy passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian boxing official Max Murphy has sadly passed away in Sydney last Thursday at the age of 72 years. Max was highly respected throughout the boxing industry in Australia and had officiated on IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO title bouts featuring world class Aussie boxers including former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale. He started as a judge in 2007 and worked his last fight on March 27 in Sydney which was a IBO title bout. Max was still active in his occupation as a Farrier was regarded as a specialist in equine hoof care in trimming and balancing of horses hooves. Max will be missed by his family and his many friends throughout the Australian boxing fraternity.

The funeral for Max Murphy will be held this Friday the 23rd of April 2015 at 11.30am. He will be laid to rest at the Leppington Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1640 Camden Valley way, Leppington, NSW 2179. The service will be in the South Chapel.



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Jennings ready for the fight of his life

Story & file photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Bryant “BY BY” Jennings, 19-0, 10 KOs, gets his big chance to become the world heavyweight champion on Saturday night before a packed house at Madison Square Garden and a big national TV audience on HBO. The Philly-born-fast-tracker has made it to the biggest fight a boxer could ever dream of – after just five years in the pros and brief one-year amateur career prior to that.

He’s packed much experience into his fledgling ring run, but most believe that he’s still too green and too small to make a serious challenge on Saturday night. After all, Jennings’ hurdle to the belts is champion Wladimir Klitschko, 65-3, 53 KOs, a man that hasn’t lost in ten years and who has defended his array of titles 17 times during that stretch. Klitschko has almost as many defenses as Jennings has fights.

The betting odds against Jennings are as high as 16-1. However, B-Y appears supremely confident in his chances of bringing the championship back to the City of Brotherly Love. (more…)



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar: This is Canelomania

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

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“This is Canelomania,” proclaimed promoter Oscar de la Hoya on Monday. “This is what people are waiting for. Canelo vs. Kirkland is going to be exciting. People are excited to watch him train and take pictures of him…This is a sure knockout type of fight. Whether Kirkland knocks out Canelo or Canelo knocks out Kirkland, it’s going to be one of those fights. Styles make fights. We are going to see a good clash. It’s going to be a good fight.

“We are taking boxing to venues that are not the norm. We are going to have a stadium where we can open or close the roof, depending on the weather. It’s going to be awesome. For the millions that will be watching live on HBO, it’s going to be a special treat. HBO is going to give the fans watching live aerial views of the stadium during the fight. It’s going to be pretty cool.”

Alvarez-Kirkland takes place on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. HBO will televise.



April 21st, 2015

UFC

UFC makes key change in Reebok deal

The landmark deal between the UFC and Reebok has sparked serious debate among fans and media since it was announced in December 2014, but it has always been the fighters who will be most affected by the final breakdown of finances once the outfitting portion of the deal kicks in this July . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 186 is live on PPV on Saturday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ricky Hatton plans a ten-year anniversary bash for his world title

The Guardian looks at the top 10 young boxers on the rise

Weight no problem for Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel Tagoe plans to enter the ring .. in  a coffin.

Floyd Mayweather’s five most notable fights.



April 21st, 2015




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