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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Boxing News

WBC orders Rubio-Spada for interim title

WBC #1 ranked middleweight Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio will face WBC #2 ranked Domenico Spada for a WBC interim middleweight title in March. The match was ordered by the WBC as injuries to regular champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will keep him from fighting until June or July. Rubio’s promoter Oswlado Küchle/Promociones del Pueblo and Spada’s promoter Salvatore Cherchi of OPI 2000 have both expressed interest in taking the fight to their respective countries, but hope to reach an agreement satisfactory to all parties involved.



December 18th, 2013



Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko wants all the belts

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir wants to reclaim the WBC title formerly held by brother Vitali Klitschko. “It is of course my goal is bring the WBC title back to the Klitschko family,” Wlad told BILD. However first he has to make mandatory defenses of his WBO and IBF titles against Alex Leapai and Kubrat Pulev, as Wlad does not plan to relinquish any of the heavyweight titles he holds. After that, probably in the Fall, Wlad can take aim at whoever holds the WBC belt.



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Interview: Mike Tyson

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Rey Sanchez

Mike Tyson has come full circle.

Once universally feared and reviled, “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” who infamously threatened to eat another fighter’s children, finds himself back in the public consciousness with his one-man stage show, autobiography and HBO Special “Undisputed Truth.” However, it is in his newfound role as boxing promoter for Deerfield Beach FL-based Iron Mike Promotions that Tyson truly seems at home. Tyson spent Tuesday afternoon at the brand new gym within the former Acquinity Sports headquarters catching up with his young, talented stable of fighters.

Tyson witnessed some tough training from the likes of newly-signed Erickson Lubin, the eighteen- year old whose recent signing to Iron Mike Promotions ruffled feathers with Team USA Boxing. However, it became immediately apparent Tyson was here to impart invaluable knowledge, teaching Lubin the intricacies of the bobbing style that allowed Tyson to become the youngest heavyweight champion of all time. (more…)



December 18th, 2013

UFC

Let’s Play Two: 10 Great UFC Rematches

On Saturday, December 28, UFC 168 will feature two highly-anticipated rematches, as Chris Weidman battles Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey takes on Miesha Tate. If we’re lucky, these showdowns will join the ten return bouts below as two of the best in UFC history . . . 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 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from New York City

Ievgen Khytrov 165 vs. Christian Nava 166
Michael Chudecki 135.5 vs. Joshua Nieves 136.5
Peter Reyes 159 vs. Ruben Ortiz 161
Jarrell Miller 266 vs. Sylvester Barron 235
Dimash Niyazov 137 vs. Rapahel Luna 139
Akil Aguste 160 vs. Jermaine king 161
Stevens Bujaj 199 vs. Mike Bissett 196
Glenford Nickey 133 vs. Rigoberto Miranda 131
Wesley Ferrer 135 vs. Richard bonds 137

Promoters: Star Of David Promotions & Fight Promotions Inc.
Venue: Webster Hall
1st Bell: 7pm



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Stuart Hall: I will walk through hell to win world title

Bantamweight Stuart Hall has said he is prepared to go through hell in order to reign victorious in his hunt for world title glory this weekend. Hall makes his bid for the vacant IBF crown against the seasoned South African Vusi Malinga on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The British bantamweight champion is looking to end the year on a high for British boxing, and has admitted that he will do whatever is necessary to make sure he achieves a lifelong ambition by winning the IBF world title.

“I can’t believe that the time is near at hand,” admitted Hall. “I’ve been working and preparing for this opportunity for so long and to get the chance of getting my hands on a world title is a dream come true. I’m ready for this fight and whatever it takes, even if it means going through hell and back, then I’m willing to do that. I have everything in my favour and feel this is my time now, I want to go out there and do myself and the country proud,” he said. (more…)



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Bethlehem, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Bobby Gunn 195.3 vs. Glenn Johnson 193.5
Miguel Cartagena 112 vs. Eduardo Valenzuela 114.9
Eric Newell 257.5 vs. Mark Rideout 248
Dante Selby 215.5 vs. Randy Easton ***
Travis Thompson 135.7 vs. Julius Leegrand 132

***Randy Easton will weigh in at 9AM

Venue: Sands Casino Bethlehem
Promoter: XFE Promotions
Matchmaker: Don Elbaum



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Moorosi wins SA junior flyweight title

By Ron Jackson

Thabiso Moorosi knocked out defending champion Mfundo Gwayana in the fourth round to win the South African junior flyweight title and also the vacant WBF Intercontinental light flyweight belt at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London on Monday. Gwyana 17-7-3; 8 from Mdantsane was making the first defence of his SA title that he won in October this year. Moorosi 8-3-2; 6 from Ficksburg in the Free State who is ranked at number seven by Boxing SA dominated from the opening bell before he scored the knockout at 1 minute 49 seconds into the fourth round.



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Heavyweight great Evander Holyfield calls amateur great Mary Kom “great, amazing.” More

A June 7 showdown between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez is in the works for New York City. More

“I’m not in boxing for profile and fame,” says Brit Frankie Gavin. More

Tax issues and a U.S. fight in April has Manny Pacquiao sending adviser Mike Koncz to the states. More

Faryal Makhdoom, wife to Amir Khan, shows off her baby bump. More



December 18th, 2013

Announcement

Adam Berlin pens boxing novella!

Wins Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Adam Berlin – the brother of boxing attorney David Berlin – recently won the prestigious Clay Reynolds Novella Prize for his novel Both Members of the Club, a story of friendship and ambition and violence set against the world of boxing. The main character is Billy Carlyle, a professional fighter who cuts too easily and is starting to lose. Berlin’s novel has already received praise from ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas, sports writer Mark Kriegel and award winning boxing writer Tom Hauser. For more visit http://adamberlin.com/ or buy the book at http://www.amazon.com/Both-Members-Club-Adam-Berlin/dp/1937875474



December 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Casino Miami Jai Alai on January 18th with “Freedom Fights”

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as a man of peace; heroically pushing the U.S. forward towards racial equality. Next month, the country celebrates Martin Luther King Day on January 20th. In Miami, Tiburon Promotions brings a spirited January 18th boxing card to Casino Miami Jai Alai filled with fighters who left oppressive circumstances in their home countries to hold America true to her promise of “…liberty and justice for all.”

The fights will be headlined by thirty-year old former Golden Gloves champion light heavyweight Azea “The Haitian Hitman” Augustama (15-1, 9 KOs) looking to continue his six-fight win streak in the scheduled ten-round main event. Augustama, now ranked number seven in the USBA, takes on Thomas Brown (14-4-2, 8 KOs) of South Carolina.

The co-main event showcases the very busy twenty-year old Cuban super bantamweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (9-0-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled six-round contest for his fifth fight this year alone. Socarras, fresh off a first-round knockout victory last Saturday night, squares off against Jamal “The Mailman” Parram (7-9-1, 5 KOs). (more…)



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Ellison injured, Friday’s fight vs. Diaz canceled

An arm injury has forced Wanzell Ellison (9-0-1, 5 KOs) to withdraw, forcing the cancelation of his scheduled 10-round main event fight this Friday night against undefeated beaten junior lightweight prospect Joel Diaz, Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs), on the SMS Promotions-presented “Big Apple Boxing” card at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The 10-round bout for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) junior welterweight title, matching undefeated Amir “Young Master” Imam (11-0, 10 KOs) against Mexican veteran Sergio “Sirenito” Perez (28-15, 9 KOs), has been elevated to the main event.

Promoter/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and newest boxer in his SMS Promotions stable, world junior middleweight contender James Kirkland, will hold a meet-and-greet prior to Friday night’s fights between 6:30-7 p.m. ET at Resorts World Casino NYC

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December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Odlanier Solis Training with Pedro Diaz



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Arum optimistic about making June 7 Cotto-Martinez clash in NYC

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the LA Times that former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto likely is headed toward a clash with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on June 7 in New York City on the weekend of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. “I’m optimistic that fight is going to happen. It isn’t done yet, but there’s some magic in Miguel fighting in the New York area that weekend,” Arum told The Times. Cotto has passed on a proposed March fight with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. The WBC has mandated that Martinez defend against Marco Antonio Rubio next, but with Martinez out of action since April with injuries, Rubio may fight for an interim belt instead.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Formal investigation into cheating allegations for Broner/Maidana fight

By TMZSports.com

The Texas Boxing Commission is now analyzing video of the fight which some say shows Maidana taking what looks like a pill during the WBA welterweight championship fight last Saturday. The rules are so strict …even water needs to be tested prior to a fight before the boxer can consume it. Pills and any other substance for that matter are off limits. Broner — who was previously undefeated — says the loss hasn’t shattered his ego … he’s confident the investigation will prove Maidana cheated. We’re told the boxing commission will reveal the results of the investigation in 1-2 days.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

1.3 million see Maidana-Broner, third-highest audience on record for live boxing on Showtime

Showtime Sports continued with significant gains in viewership on its flagship series SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Dec. 14, drawing 1.3 million viewers to an action-packed main event featuring the welterweight world championship, Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana. The dramatic bout, the final match on the 2013 boxing calendar, is a late contender for boxing’s coveted Fight of the Year honor.

The audience performance during the main event ranks as the third-highest audience on record for live boxing on Showtime since the network began tracking individual bouts in 2009.

The average viewership across the entire event, a four-fight, four-hour telecast, brings the series’ 2013 average up 24 percent and a remarkable 64 percent over 2011. (more…)



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA #8 Argenis Lopez crushes Ricardo Veras

By Robert Coster

In an interesting night of boxing Monday night at the Casa de los Clubes in Santo Domingo, Dominican, WBA #8 lightweight Argenis Lopez (19-0, 7 KOs) displayed some power his fans are not accustomed to see in a two round blow-out of countryman Ricardo Veras (17-6, 14 KOs). Lopez scored a knockdown in the first round with a well-timed uppercut but Veras was able to beat the count. In the second round, Argenis ended the fight with a short right cross that sent his opponent to the canvas for the full count. With this victory, Lopez retains his WBA Fedelatin title.

On the undercard, in the junior middleweight class, unbeaten Kazakhstan Olympian Kanat Islam (16-0, 14 KOs) had his hands full with game local fighter Baslio Silva (17-12, 15 KOs). Silva showed no respect for the favored visitor and the fight turned into a give-and-take battle royale that had the fans on their feet. Islam was cut over the right eye in the fourth round and had to dig deep to finally get the better of Silva, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the seventh round as the exhausted Dominican was no longer able to protect himself against the Kazakh boxer’s powerful punches.

There were 10 other interesting bouts on the card featuring young boxers versus veterans. Promoters were Manguita Promotions and Shuan Boxing.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Gary Shaw on Jennings-Szpilka: If people want to fight, they fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Promoter Gary Shaw, president of Gary Shaw Promotions and promoter of heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings spoke about the mouth-watering January 25 HBO clash between unbeaten 29-year-old Jennings (17-0, 9 KO) and unbeaten 25-year old Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KO) in the MSG Theater.

“This fight was about putting two exciting, undefeated fighters on HBO, in Madison Square Garden, in New York City. Szpilka brings an undefeated record, big heart, charisma and fanatical Polish fans. Jennings brings hard work, dedication, mental toughness…and #4 WBC heavyweight ranking. It means a lot when you realize that after the WBC decision. The heavyweight throne is empty,” said Shaw in a Fightnews.com interview. (more…)



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Zsolt Erdei returns January 31

Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-1, 18 KOs) will return against Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 24 KOs) on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights January 31st at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ. The 39-year-old Erdei is coming off his first career loss, a split decision against Denis Grachev last March in Monte Carlo. After dethroning Julio Gonzalez for the WBO light heavyweight title in 2004, Erdei made 11 successful world title defenses. Erdei then dethroned Giacobbe Fragomeni for the WBC cruiserweight title in 2009, but gave up that title without defending it. He has been relatively inactive since.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super bantamweight Luis Rosa (15-0, 7 KOs) meets Jorge Diaz (17-2, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Ievgen Khytrov NYC kickoff presser

A press conference was held on Monday at Taras Bulba Restaurant in New York City in conjunction with Wednesday night’s fight card at Webster hall that will feature the pro debut of former amateur world champion Ievgen Khytrov, who will make his long awaited professional debut when he takes on Romon Bareber in a six round super middleweight bout. The much heralded Khytrov was a 2012 Olympian from Ukraine and has been been compared to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin due to his prodigious punching power. Ievgen has been training at the legendary Gleason’s Gym under the of eye of the trainer of champions, Buddy McGirt. Barber has a record of 4-6 with 3 KOs. (more…)



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Selby gets European title shot in Cardiff

Lee Selby will face Rendall Munroe for the vacant European Featherweight title at the top of Matchroom Sport’s card at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on February 1. Selby will also defend his British title in the Welsh capital, on a show which also sees Gavin Rees in a domestic dust-up with former British Super Featherweight champion Gary Buckland, who steps up to Lightweight for the clash.

Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua fights in the fourth time as a professional on the bill, with Dorian Darch providing opposition for the exciting Heavyweight.

The undercard will also feature Erick Ochieng vs. Dale Evans, Welsh Middleweight Kerry Hope, Liverpool’s Thomas Stalker, Prizefighter Light Welterweight champion Chris Jenkins, Jason Cook and Tony Pace.



December 17th, 2013

Late Result

Persoon stops Morelli; Delhalle edges Torti in a war!

Delfine Persoon secured her WBC lightweight fight against champion Erica Annabella Farias by stopping Lucia Morelli @ 1:19 in the 10th and last round of their WIBF/WBF/WIBA title fight last Friday in Gent, Belgium. Morelli was down in round 6 and 9 and Persoon was deducted a point for hitting when Morelli was down in the 9th. Boxrec World #1 lightweight Delfine Persoon, and by far the best European female lightweight, will now take a rest and then fully concentrate on Farias, a bout which will take place in March-April in Belgium with Hedi Slimani on the undercard for the WBC Mediterranean title.
The day after Myriam Delhalle won a hairline 96-95 unanimous decision against strong Italian Anita Torti in Aulnay, France. The fight was a war from the beginning till the end and both girls had their moment. It was very close and many rounds hard to score and as the result could have gone either way, a rematch would be justified. Delhalle won the vacant WBC International lightweight title.



December 17th, 2013

UFC

Marcedes Lewis on Training in MMA

As one of the top tight ends in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Marcedes Lewis isn’t one to get star struck too often, if at all. But then UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell walked into one of his MMA training sessions with FOX’ NFL insider (and UFC analyst) Jay Glazer and all bets were off . . . 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 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Here’s what’s coming in boxing for early 2014

Boxing on U.S. television has wrapped up 2013 in spectacular fashion with twelve consecutive weeks of big fights every weekend.

Here is a look at the schedule for early 2014 (with more events to be announced):

January 3 / ESPN2 / Minneapolis, MN
Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Bathelemy

January 10 / ESPN2 / Tacoma, WA
Arash Usmanee vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez

January 17 / Showtime / Memphis, TN
Ivan Redkach vs. Tony Luis

January 18 / HBO / Montreal
Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute

January 24 / NBC Sports Network / Atlantic City
Curtis Stevens vs. Patrick Majewski

January 24 / Fox Sports 1 / Indio, Calif
Cornelius Bundrage vs. Joey Hernandez

January 24 / ESPN2 / Shelton, WA
Javier Molina vs. Kendall Holt

January 25 / HBO / New York City
Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos
Bryant Jennings vs. Artur Szpilka

January 25 / Showtime / Washington DC
Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean

January 25 / No USA TV / Stuttgart, Germany
Marco Huck vs. Firat Arslan

January 29 / No USA TV / Brisbane, Australia
Anthony Mundine vs. TBA

January 30 / Fox Sports 1 / Brooklyn
Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo

January 31 / ESPN2 / West Orange, NJ
Elvir Muriqi vs. Zsolt Erdei

February 1 / HBO / Monte Carlo
Gennady Golovkin vs. Osamanu Adama

February 15 / Showtime / Los Angeles
Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Abner Mares

(more…)



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fort Worth, Texas

Standing 8 Promotions presents The Bud Light Pro Fight 6 Christmas Boxing Bash on Friday at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall at the landmark Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The main event will feature a Texas super welterweight title bout between DFW’s own Texas title holder Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez (11-1, 2 KOs) and challenger Anthony Lenk (14-2, 7 KOs) from Las Vegas.

In addition to the main event, undefeated and hard punching featherweight James DeHerrera (3-0, 3 KOs) battles fellow undefeated Jon Baladez (3-0 1KO) in a four rounder. Other matches include a four round middleweight clash between Joey “Panama Flash” Dunmoodie (5-2-2, 2 KO’s) and Larry Smith (10-18-1, 7 KOs). Two six-round bouts have been added. Tony Lopez (7-0 3 KOs) will go against Robert DeLuz (14-43, 9 KOs) and heavyweight Thanasis Michaloudis (6-0 6 KOs) takes on Tobias Rice (4-9, 2 KOs). Tickets range from $30 to $75. Call 817-335-9000.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Unbeaten Nielsen returns Feb 15

The Nordic Fight Night will return to the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark on February 15. WBO #3/WBA #4/IBF #6/WBC #14 middleweight Patrick Nielsen (21-0, 10 KOs) will headline a show that will also feature his younger brother Micki Nielsen (11-0, 9 KOs). An opponent for the 22-year-old Nielsen is yet to be announced. As always the Nordic Fight Night undercard will feature Danish, Swedish and Norwegian boxing talent.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Illinois Boxing Commission reinstates Campuzano

By Johnny B’

It appears that the State of Illinois has reinstated assistant boxing commissioner Joel Campuzano back in his original position with the Illinois Boxing Commission. Campuzano was put on paid administrative leave in March of 2011 after a series of allegations were made by Illinois referee John O’Brien. None of those complaints were proven and the Illinois Professional Boxing Officials Association (IPBOA) and the Illinois boxing community welcomes Campuzano back with open arms.



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Sylvester Stallone is telling the press that he’s both embarrassed and unworthy to have been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. More

Will it be Amir Khan or Manny Pacquiao next up for Floyd Mayweather? More

If it was up to Joe Calzaghe, he’d like to see a Froch-Groves rematch. More

 



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

ShoBox returns January 17 in Memphis, Tennessee; Redkach-Luis tops bill

Showtime’s first ShoBox telecast of the year will be on January 17 with unbeaten lightweight Ivan Redkach (15-0, 13 KOs) against Tony Luis (17-1, 7 KOs) in the main event. Unbeaten jr middleweights John Thompson (14-0, 5 KOs) and Frank Galarza (11-0-2, 7 KOs) collide in the opener. Site is the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Broner Exposed — to an Extent

By Graham Houston
Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

The word “exposed” is over-used in situations such as this. Still, that’s the word that inevitably springs to mind when we think of Adrien Broner’s defeat against Marcos Maidana. I would say that Adrien Broner was exposed to an extent in Saturday’s fight on Showtime, exposed in the sense that he isn’t as good as he seemed to think he was — not even close.

That said, Broner is still, to me anyway, a good fighter. He came back from the rocky first two rounds to back up the more experienced Maidana. He couldn’t maintain the momentum, though. They say with unbeaten fighters that you never know for sure how good they are until they lose. Now we know about Broner.

Broner could hurt opponents as a lightweight. He hasn’t brought that same degree of firing power up in weight with him as a welterweight, unlike, say Roberto Duran, who after a one-fight stopover at junior welter, knocked out the very capable veteran Monroe Brooks in a welterweight fight and knocked down the extremely tough Carlos Palomino. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Confirmed: Garcia-Burgos/Jennings-Szpilka

Undefeated two-division world champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) returns to the stage where he won his first world title 12 months earlier — The Theater at Madison Square Garden — only this time he’ll be defending his second world championship belt in as many weight classes. Garcia will put his WBO junior lightweight title on the line against two-time world title challenger and current #1 contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1,2, 20 KOs). Garcia vs. Burgos will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, Saturday, January 25, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with a 10-round battle between undefeated heavyweight contenders Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs). (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Tufte retains USBO heavyweight title

Walter Johnson Promotions in association with White Gold Promotions presented a seven fight card in Oak Ridge, North Carolina on Saturday. In the main event, Josh Tufte (15-0, 6 KOs) defended his USBO heavyweight championship by boxing beautifully against game Richard Carmack (12-3, 10 KOs). With new trainer Jonathon Banks added to his team, Tufte pitched a near shut out against the heavy handed Carmack. Tufte consistently used his jab both upstairs and down stairs and his combination punching to keep Carmack at bay for the entire fight. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 twice.

Heavyweight Alonzo “Big Zo” Butler (30-2-1, 22 KOs) continued his comeback with a first round knockout over normally durable Louis Monaco 17-34. A short left hook at the 2:24 mark of the first round ended it.

In other Action:
Dorsett Barnwell 11-0 UD6 Earl Ladson 15-22 (heavyweight)
Jerry Odem 7-0 TKO1 Marcus Brooks 8-15 (super middleweight)
James Hammortree 4-0 KO1 Judidas Williams 0-3 (heavyweight)
Joe Jones 3-0 KO1 Dominique Winstead 0-4 (light heavyweight)
Kimdo Boykin 7-1 WMD6 Brad Austin 8-12 (heavyweight)



December 16th, 2013

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




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