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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

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

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Unbeaten welterweight Carlos "Chema" Ocampo (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world title challenger Charly Navarro ...

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Boxing News

Smoger to ref NE title bout at Micky Ward Tribute

Boxing Hall of Famer Steve Smoger will referee the New England heavyweight championship fight between Alexis Santos (14-1, 13 KOs) and Tracey Johnson (3-2-3, 0 KOs) as part of the October 3 “Irish” Micky Ward Tribute at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Coincidentally, Smoger was also the third man in the ring when Micky Ward fought Emanuel Augustus in nearby Hampton Beach, NH.

The evening will be a celebration of Ward’s 50th birthday and a tribute to the beloved Lowell, MA native, who still lives in the city and owns a boxing gym there. Doors to the Rockingham Park Sports Club open at 6 PM and the first fight will get underway at 7 PM. Tickets are $35, $45 and $75 for ringside seating, and parking at the racetrack is free.



September 15th, 2015


Boxing News

Malignaggi opponent named: Hungary’s Laszlo Fazekas

Paul Malignaggi’s Italian fight on September 26 at Principe theater in Milan was announced a couple of weeks ago. Now we also know the name of his opponent: Hungarian Laszlo Fazekas, who has fought professionally 50 times building a record of 27 wins (17 kos), 21 losses, 1 draw and 1 no-contest. He fought many times in the U.K. always producing a good performance. There’s also more news: the fight will be at the eight round distance (rather than the scheduled six rounds).

Besides the former two weight divisions world champion Malignaggi, OPI 2000 and Principe Boxing Events will offer two meaningful fights involving former Italian champions Antonio Moscatiello (welterweight) and Renato De Donato (super lightweight) against Hungarian counterparts. Power-puncher Moscatiello (18 wins-2 defeats-1 draw) will fight Jozsef Gerebecz (7-13-2). Moscatiello comes from several months of inactivity due to eye surgery (detached retina). De Donato will fight Gyula Tallosi (9-5). De Donato wants to challenge current Italian super lightweight champion Andrea Scarpa (whom he lost the belt to) and must produce a great performance to get the opportunity.



September 15th, 2015


Boxing News

Andrade returns Oct 17 at Mohegan Sun

It was announced today at the Rhode Island State House that undefeated former WBO jr. middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade will return to the ring on October 17 when he takes on Dario Fabian Pucheta that will take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The bout will be contested for the WBO International jr. middleweight belt. Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) will be returning for the first time in 16 months after having his world title stripped due to inactivity.

Pucheta of Benos Aires, Argentina has a record of 20-2 with 11 knockouts. The 28-year-old has won three in a row which includes his last bout when he stopped Bethuel Ushona (32-2) on October 4, 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia.

“It’s about time that I get back in the ring. I am happy to be fighting at home in front of my fans. It is the most comfortable place in the world to be, and I look forward to regaining my title and defending in front all my loyal fans. I just want to thank them for their support during the last year. I look forward to seeing all of my fans at the fight,” said Andrade. (more…)



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham to defend WBO crown on November 21

‘King’ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) is back on November 21 with a voluntary defence of his WBO world super middleweight title against an as yet unnamed opponent at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. The 35-year-old returns following an impressive victory over domestic rival Robert Stieglitz on July 18, 2015, in which Abraham delivered a devastating sixth-round knockout win to bring a conclusive end to their four-fight saga.

“After beating Stieglitz for the third time, I felt like I’d been liberated,” said the two-division world champion. “I’ve always had confidence in my punching power. My opponents should beware, and the fans should rejoice as there are plenty more knockout victories to come!” (more…)



September 15th, 2015


Boxing News

Boxeo TELEMUNDO Fall Season kicks off October 9 in Palm Bay, FL

The #1 Boxing program on Spanish television Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will kick off their fall series on Friday, October 9, 2015 from the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. In the main event former former olympian and world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (21-4-1-11 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will face Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-4-1, 16 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico in a bout scheduled for ten rounds with the WBO Latin jr. lightweight title on the line.

Cruz, the first openly gay professional boxer, is ranked #15 by the WBO and in his last fight June 26 he returned to his home country after seven years and stopped Edwin “Bazookita” Lopez (25-4-1-23 KOs) in the 4th round in his debut as a jr. lightweight.

Cota, 22, in his last fight June 13 stopped Javier Lopez (10-5-1-8 KOs’s) in the sixth round of a bout held in Mexico.

The undercard will be announced shortly, the first bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US. Claro Sports will televise to all of Latin America. Tickets are already on sale at the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce by calling (321) 951-9998. The event is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. The Palm Bay Community Center is located at 1502 Port Malabar Boulevard NE., Palm Bay, FL, Tel: (813) 831-5390.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka, Moreno to collide in Japan

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi

Let’s get ready to rumble! Is this correct, Michael? We, in Japan, are going to watch a sensationally competitive confrontation of the WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and former WBA 118-pound super champ Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KOs) in Tokyo on Wednesday next week. Each showed a public workout and press interview at the traditional Teiken Gym in the center of Tokyo. Yamanaka, on Tuesday, displayed fine sparring sessions with WBO top bantam contender, lefty Filipino Marlon Tapales and showed his good condition as well as strong confidence prior to his ninth defense. The champ gamely said, “I wish to finish Moreno, if there’s a good opportunity and timing.”

The Panamanian southpaw, on Tuesday, also proved he’s in good shape. Entonces (by the way), do you know Anselmo Moreno is a son-in-law of the legendary Panamanian hero Ismael Laguna? His wife Rouss confessed that she’s a daughter of El Tigre, who was the second world titlist out of Panama, following a great footstep of Panama Al Brown, a 118-pound six-footer. Moreno also confidently said, “I’ve come here to acquire the WBC belt, which my father Ismael used to possess. Either by decision or by knockout, I will show my excellence and bring back the WBC belt to add it to my collection in Panama.” (more…)



September 15th, 2015

Announcement

Vinny Maddalone & Joe DeGuardia Ring 8 Guest Speakers Tuesday Night in NY

ring8Retired heavyweight boxer Vinny Maddalone and his former promoter and close friend, Joe DeGuardia, are scheduled to be special Ring 8 guest speakers tomorrow night (Tuesday, Sept. 15), starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

Crowd pleasing Maddalone (37-8-1, 28 KOs), fighting out of Flushing, fought some of the top heavyweights of his era, including world champions Evander Holyfield, Tomas Adamek and Jean Marc Mormeck, as well as upcoming title challenger Tyson Fury. Maddalone earned a BA degree from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, majoring in criminal justice. (more…)



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez looks to continue unbeaten run tonight

Undefeated hometown favorite and WBC #13 rated welterweight Sergeant Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) will enter the ring in his own backyard as he battles it out with Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-3, 15 KOs) in the 10-round headliner on tonight’s FS1’s “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” telecast. The fight takes place at the California University of Pennsylvania Convocation Center in California, PA. Vasquez is coming off of a victory over Nigerian knockout artist Wale Omotoso in June in a bloody brawl that Vasquez won by unanimous decision. His toughest challenge to date, Vasquez showed that he has the skills to box on the outside and bang inside when necessary. With another victory over the tough “Piston”, he hopes to prove that he is ready for top welterweights such as Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Dick Wipperman passes

By Bob Caico

Former heavyweight boxer and Ring 44 Hall of Fame member and outstanding individual Dick Wipperman has passed away on Saturday, September 12. Wip compiled a career mark of 32-14-1, 16 KOs before retiring in 1968. He fought many of the great heavyweights in the 1960s like George Chuvalo, Oscar Bonavena, Henry Cooper, Buster Mathis and Joe Frazier. He was a dedicated member to Ring 44 and will be sorely missed. Details on arrangements will follow.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF Official Ray Reed passes

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian IBF official Ray Reed has passed away in St Vicents Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales on Monday after a long illness. Ray started officiating in 2009 and in 2010 was officiating IBF world title bouts. In 2013 the IBF promoted Ray to the position of supervisor of IBF title bouts in Asia Region. (more…)



September 15th, 2015

UFC

Rousey Voted Best Female Athlete Ever

It seems nobody can beat Ronda Rousey – not even tennis superstar Serena Williams. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion knocked out the 21-time Grand Slam singles champion in a fan poll on ESPNW.com for the title “Best Female Athlete Ever” . . . . Click here for more

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September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Davey Browne passes

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

The Australian boxing community is in mourning with the tragic passing of 130-pound boxer Davey Browne on Tuesday after suffering a twelve round knockout loss against Carlo Magali of the Philippines on Friday night at the Ingleburn RSL near Sydney. Paramedics transported Browne to Liverpool Hospital where he was placed on life support. Davey was married with two children. His brother Tommy challenged Chris John for the WBA title in 2005.



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Belfast boxer Sean McComb turns superhero after nabbing two runaway thieves

U.K. boxer Davey Browne clings to live after knockout

Amir Khan leads convoy to aid refugees



September 15th, 2015

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from California, Pennsylvania

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Sammy Vasquez 146.8 vs. Jose Lopez 145.9
Omar Douglas 129.8 vs. Braulio Santos 129.8
Immanuwel Aleem 165.5 vs. Oscar Riojas 167.1
Stephen Fulton 122.7 vs. Samuel Rodriquez 121.7
Milton Santiago 140.3 vs. Alvaro Ortiz 139
Amonte Eberhart 152.6 vs. Erik Spring 155
Stephan Shaw 257.9 vs. Randy Weston 221.3
Monty Meza Clay 142.8 vs. Jesus Angulo 138.4
Jason Bergman 251.6 vs. Jerry Butler 259.4

Venue: California University of PA, California, PA
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1

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September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Breazeale-Kassi added to Wilder-Duhaupas card

2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) will enter the ring against the crafty “Big” Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight showdown on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, with televised coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. PBC on NBC is headlined by heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) as he defends against France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs).

Omar Figueroa, who was originally scheduled on the card, was forced to drop out of his scheduled bout against Antonio DeMarco due to an elbow injury.

In another matchup, heavyweight knockout artist Charles “Missouri” Martin (21-0-1, 19 KOs) squares off against Vicente “Bufalo” Sandez (15-4, 10 KOs) in a 10-round affair. Further undercard action features the undefeated Olympian Terrell Gausha (15-0, 8 KOs) taking on Puerto Rico’s Eliezer Gonzalez (15-1, 10 KOs) in a super welterweight bout, plus Bryant Perella (10-0, 9 KOs) in a welterweight attraction and Mario Barrios (11-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight fight. The broadcast will switch over to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Berto: I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear track shoes

“I didn’t know I was gonna have to wear track shoes tonight,” Andre Berto told TMZ Sports while leaving the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I had to do a lot of chasing…That’s him, man. He runs around. He holds you. He does all that type of sh!t. But everybody can see I really gave him a fight.”

If you want to see it again, a replay Saturday’s welterweight world championship between Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto will air on Showtime this Saturday night. The telecast will also include the junior lightweight world championship bout between Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido II and will be immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Berto Epilogue.



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Kauffman-Mendoza collide Friday in AC

On Friday night, boxing returns to the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City as Kings Promotions returns for a big night of action. In the main event, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KOs) will take on former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KOs). In his last bout, Kauffman took out Richard Carmack in one-round on August 14 in Newark, New Jersey. He got right back into the gym following the Carmack bout and is continuing to round into shape after a 19-month layoff.

“The fact that I kept in the gym is helping me big time. I think I will be a couple pounds less than the Carmack fight when I weighed 239 pounds. I am able to run more and more following the surgery and It has helped me with my conditioning,” said Kauffman. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov says he’ll KO Buglioni

WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) says he bring more heartache to British fans when he destroys Frank Buglioni on September 26th at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Chudinov watched George Groves slump to a third world title defeat when he lost to WBC champion Badou Jack over the weekend and says he will do the same to London star Buglioni.

The 27-year-old Chudinov, now trained by Roy Jones Jr., stunned the boxing world when he defeated German great Felix Sturm in his backyard in May and wants to demolish Buglioni in front of his home crowd. And the Russian hitman has targeted more Brits once he’s finished off Buglioni with IBF Champion James DeGale on his hitlist as well as aiming to lure former four-time world champion Carl Froch out of retirement. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Skoglund-Cherviak media day

Photos: Team Sauerland

Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) and Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at today’s media training in Nyköping, Sweden ahead of their historic IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title fight on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor.

Skoglund, the reigning champion, defends the IBF strap in his hometown arena, and the 24 year old, who says he has had the ‘perfect preparation’, is counting on local support to give him the edge over his Ukrainian opponent.

‘’I’ve had the perfect preparations and I feel great,’’ said Skoglund. ‘’Honestly, things could not have gone better. I’m in good shape, and now the hard work is done and I’m ready to defend my title on Saturday night. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Granados headlines in LA / GGG to be honored

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (15-4-2, 11 KOs) of Cicero, Illinois, returns to the ring this Saturday. He will take on Gaku Takahashi (14-5-1, 6 KOs) of Japan. The bout will be an eight-round main event at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California. Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing Promotions will promote the event. Granados’ management stablemates Ernest Muhammad Jr., Joshua Green Jr., and Kelin Sharpe will round out the undercard.

Granados signed with Journeyman Management a few months back and immediately has been a part of some major events. He fought on the undercard of boxing’s fight of the millennium this past May between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquaio. He followed that up with an upset victory over Jesus Soto Karass on the Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) show in Las Vegas the following month. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Boonjamong returns Sept 27 in Thailand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand’s two-time Olympic medalist Manus Boonjamong will be in action on September 27 under the promotional banner of Kiat Kreerin, it was announced today by Jimmy Chaichotchuang, who said. “Bonjamning is an incredible talent who won the junior welterweight Olympic Gold at the 2004 Athen games and the Silver at the 2008 Beijing games. I will make every effort to make him a great professional boxer. Boonjamnong will have his second professional fight with Indonesian’s Marco Tuhumury (10-11-2) at Central Plaza Westgate Department Store, Bangkok, Thailand.

“The undercard will feature IBF #3 mini flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (27-4-1) who will fight Indonesian Oscar Raknafa (12-10-0). Sakkreerin lost by technical decision for his first world title challenge against IBF champion Katsunari Tayakama (29-7) on April 22 in Osaka, Japan. He will look for his second world title fight in 2016.”

Also Mike Tawatchai will fight Filipino Junny Salogaol (9-7-4) for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior featherweight title.”



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua-Whyte set for Dec 12 showdown

Unbeaten heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte are predicting a knockout night when they clash for the British and Commonwealth titles in Bad Intentions at The O2 in London on December 12. Both unbeaten men landed big KO wins at the weekend to secure the hotly-anticipated contest and set a date to settle a rivalry that stretches back to their early amateur days. Joshua blasted Gary Cornish away in 97 seconds, making his 14th straight win inside the distance his quickest to date. Whyte went to 16-0 with a 13th KO win, stopping Brian Minto in three.

Whyte beat Joshua early in their amateur careers before Joshua went on to claim gold at the London 2012 Olympics, and with sparks flying in the build-up to Saturday’s action, the blue touch paper has already been lit for a huge night in December. (more…)



September 14th, 2015

UFC

Welcome to the UFC: Sage Northcutt

Nineteen-year-old Sage Northcutt has had five pro fights. All five have been wins and all five have been finishes. The Texas product has done all that without a single training camp; he doesn’t have the time . . . . Click here for more

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September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Badou Jack eyes James DeGale

George Groves talks about the “worst feeling in the world”

Anthony Joshua wants Wladimir Klitschko after two more bouts

Floyd Mayweather seeks to find the next Floyd Mayweather



September 14th, 2015

Boxing News

Salido: Everybody knows!

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Orlando “Siri” Salido wasn’t surprised at the unpopular decision awarded Rocky Martinez last night in their WBO world super featherweight title fight at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I have been in boxing all my life and know that these things happen, but I really thought I dominated the fight last night and deserved the belt. This is very disappointing after all these years,” said Salido. “Everybody knows, but as usual, not the three that are supposed to know.”

Salido returned today to Ciudad Obregon with his wife Mayra, daughter Michelle and sons Bryan and Orlandito.

“Hey, life ain’t fair and I learned that early and hard,” said Salido, “But, every once in awhile you would think they could get it right.”



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Who is boxing’s new P4P King?

With the retirement of Floyd Mayweather, who is boxing’s best fighter pound-for-pound?

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September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Khan thinks Floyd will fight again

By James Slater

As fans everywhere know, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr announced his retirement from the sport he has dominated after his wide points win over a game Andre Berto. But already, people are asking, will “Money” keep his word and remain retired? Some people are sure a 50-0 record – and with it the breaking of the legendary Rocky Marcian’s 49-0 ledger – is too close for Mayweather to be able to resist and that he will return sometime next year for one last mega-fight.

Former super-middleweight king Steve Collins was in the BoxNation studio to watch Mayweather’s win last night, but he himself says he does not think Mayweather will ever fight again. Collins, when asked how Floyd will be remembered, said that although Mayweather does not have a style that he finds exciting, Mayweather will indeed be remembered as a classy, hard-working boxing master.

Amir Khan, who still hopes to get it on with Mayweather, said he thinks Floyd WILL box again. Khan added that people will always ask, “What would have happened had Mayweather fought Amir Khan?” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather, Berto speak

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his decision win over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather spoke about his victory at the post-fight press conference. He also spoke about his retirement and his illustrious career.

“First off I want to thank my team we had a remarkable training camp,” said Floyd. “I didn’t overlook the guy. Experience did play a key. Like I always say, ‘put them in front of me and see what they do.’ My dad has done a great job and, of course, my uncle Roger. We done great numbers tonight and hopefully at all the homes with the pay per views. I am very comfortable. I want to see these young guys do good under my banner.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Martinez-Salido scoring analysis

By Miguel Maravilla

In an all out war, WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) retained his title with a very questionable twelve round draw against four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs). Most at ringside felt Salido did more than enough to win. “Siri” landed 285 of 1037 punches, while Martinez connected on 189 of 691. A 96 punch edge for Salido. BOTH landed at 27%. Salido also landed 80 more power punches than Martinez. However judge Patricia Morse Jarman scored it 115-113 for Martinez. Judge Bert Clements scored it 115-113 for Salido. Judge Glenn Feldman had it 114-114.

“I did all the work and I thought I won the fight,” said Salido. “I thought the first couple of rounds were even but then I took control of the fight afterwards. I was definitely looking for the championship. As you all saw I threw more of the punches and I thought I won the fight. I dedicated so much for this fight, for them to take it away from me is not fair. Definitely, I am ready for a third fight!”

Of course, Martinez disagreed. “I definitely won the fight,” stated Martinez, who was making the first defense in his third stint as WBO junior lightweight world champion. “They counted a knockdown that wasn’t really a knockdown. He threw a lot of punches but most of them didn’t connect, they landed on my arms. Anywhere you want that third fight between us, I will take it.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

UFC

Welcome to the UFC: Danny Roberts

It’s said that in life, things happen in threes. Good things, bad things, anything. Liverpool, England’s Danny Roberts may not have been a believer in such matters before, but he’s coming around to it, especially since this week brought two good things already . . . . Click here for more

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September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather dominates Berto, then retires

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

As expected, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Andre Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With the win, Mayweather tied the unbeaten 49-0 record of Rocky Marciano in what he insisted will be his last fight. Mayweather was in command from round one as Berto failed to apply any significant pressure. Floyd started clowning late after piling up a huge lead. In the end scores were 117-111, 118-110, 120-108.

“Andre Berto has heart. A tremendous chin. He wouldn’t lay down and it was a good fight,” said Mayweather afterward. “My career is over. It’s official.

“You have to know when to hang it up. I’m knocking at the door now. I’m close to 40 years old. Been in this sport 19 years. Been a world champion 18 years. I broke all the records. There’s nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing…I’m leaving the sport with all my faculties. I’m still sharp and smart…I’ve accomplished everything. There’s nothing else to accomplish in the sport.” (more…)



September 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Martinez-Salido ends in draw, Jack edges Groves, Oquendo derails Gonzalez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

In the best fight of the night, WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) retained his title with a controversial twelve round draw against four-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (42-13-3, 29 KOs). The bout was a rematch of their fight of the year candidate fight from earlier this year, won by Martinez. This fight was even better.

Salido came out aggressively, applying intense pressure to Martinez. Salido dropped Martinez in round three, then Martinez floored Salido in the same round. As the bout progressed, Salido’s pressure was relentless. In the late rounds, Salido’s bodywork had paid dividends as Martinez’ movement was greatly curtailed. It was a war until the final bell. Scores were 115-113 Martinez, 115-113 Salido, 114-114 , despite the fact that Salido outworked and outlanded Martinez by a significant margin.

WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (19-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round split decision over mandatory challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs). Jack dropped Groves in round one, but had to work hard all twelve rounds. Scores were 115-112, 116-111 Jack, 114-113 Groves.

Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over former three-time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-10, 49 KOs) in a super featherweight clash. The heavy-handed Gonzalez dropped Oquendo in round one. Oquendo returned the favor and floored Gonzalez in round two. Wild toe-to-toe action after that! It became a battle of attrition. Gonzalez was cut over both eyes. Oquendo was cut over the left eye. Gonzalez had the edge in punch output, but judges scored it 94-94, 95-93, 98-90.

WBC #3 super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) scored an entertaining ten round majority decision over former IBF champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (27-8, 12 KOs). Martirosyan dropped Smith in rounds three and eight en route to a 97-91, 97-91, 95-95 verdict.

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September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Thomas Masson wins vacant EBU fly crown

French Thomas Masson unanimously outpointed Spanish based Roumanian Silvio Olteanu for the vacant EBU flyweight crown in Bruay-la-Buissière on Saturday night in front of a full house of local fans.
Masson, trained by Joel Legrand, started well but faded a little in the middle rounds when the experienced Olteanu made it very competitive on the scorecards. at the end of 12 very entertaining rounds the scores were twice 117-111 and 116-113 all in favor of the local Masson.
The show was promoted by the local club of Bruay in association with Gerard Teysseron and Antoine Montero of Europrom promotions.



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated super welterweight Chris Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) stopped Jank Trotter (9-2-1, 9 KOs) in seven rounds. Good back and forth action. Pearson rocked Trotter in round six. A right hand by Pearson dropped Trotter in round seven. He got up, but in the final seconds of the round a series of punches staggered Trotter and as he went stumbling to his corner referee Robert Byrd waved off the bout at 2:59.

Undefeated lightweight Gevonta Davis (12-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Recky Dulay (8-2, 5 KOs), scoring a first round TKO. Dulay was down twice as the fight was stopped at 1:34. (more…)



September 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua demolishes Cornish, Whyte stops Minto

Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14 KOs) needed just 97 seconds to annihilate previously unbeaten 6’7 Gary Cornish (21-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Joshua dropped Cornish in round one, then battered him to the deck again and it was waved off.

Earlier unbeaten heavyweight Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a third round KO over Brian “The Beast” Minto (41-10, 26 KOs). Whyte dropped Minto with a big right hand at the end of round one, battered him further in round two and you the win :26 into round three when Minto took a knee.

Joshua and Whyte are now taking aim at a December 12 all-British showdown.



September 12th, 2015




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