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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de ...

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Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry "The ...

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

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Boxing News

Rosado KOs Vera in BKB clash

In a clash of popular brawlers, Gabriel Rosado scored a sixth round KO over Bryan Vera to claim the BKB middleweight belt on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Both fighters were down in round three, Rosado dropped Vera face first with a right hand in the sixth. Vera got up and reeled around the pit. Referee Kenny Bayless waved it off at 1:59.

Chicago veteran “King” David Estrada pounded out a seven round unanimous decision against Eddie Caminero in a bout for the BKB super welterweight title. Estrada dropped Caminero in round six and twice in round seven. Scores were 69-61, 69-61, 58-52.

Despite a bad cut, Javier “Pelos” Garcia scored a fifth round TKO over Darnell Jiles to claim the BKB welterweight belt. Jiles down in round five. Garcia is the nephew of former world champion and elite trainer Robert Garcia.

Anthony Johnson won a seven round split decision over Dimar Ortuz for the BKB cruiserweight belt. Johnson dropped Ortuz twice and was deducted a point for hitting Ortuz when he was on the canvas.

Other Results:
Khurshid Abdullaev W5 Ricardo Pinell (super welterweight)
Gabe DuLuc W5 Kendo Castaneda (super lightweight)
Herbert Acevedo KO3 Raul Tovar Jr. (super lightweight)
Lekan Byfield W5 Don Mouten (middleweight)
Julian Pollard TKO3 Boban Simic (heavyweight)

Carson Jones, who weighed in Friday, abruptly announced his retirement and didn’t fight against scheduled opponent Said El Harrak.



August 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions

In a hard fought IBF welterweight championship bout, Kell “The Special One” Brook (33-0-0, 22 KO) dethroned “Showtime” Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KO) by way of majority decision. Porter was the busier fighter but Brooks was the superior technician, seemed to land the cleaner blows and displayed the better ring generalship. Porter started the fight strongly but was cut in the sixth round and faded down the stretch. The Sheffield, England, native, Brook, not only had to overcome the home field advantage of Porter but also had to suffer through three cancellations of world title shots against previous champion Devon Alexander before finally getting the opportunity to fight for the title. A large contingent of British fans out to support Brook and the undercard British fighters on the card added a vigor to the crowd. There were no knockdowns in the bout. Judges saw the fight 114-114 even and 117-111, 116-112 in favor if the new champion, Brook.



August 17th, 2014


Boxing News

Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Photos: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions

Unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (14-0, 10 KOs) boxed beautifully in compiling a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oscar “La Maquina” Bravo (21-6, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Scores were 80-72 on all cards.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (14-0, 10 KOs) successfully defended his regional FECARBOX title in a knockdown-filled war against Roberto “Azabache” Castaneda (21-7-1, 15 KOs). The bout opened fast and furious. Lopez dropped Castaneda in round one, but Casteneda roared back to floor “Wonder Boy” four times. Lopez barely survived the round. “Wonder Boy” came back to put Casteneda on the deck in rounds two and three, but he was also deducted a point for hitting behind the head in round three. After that it was a battle of attrition with “Wonder Boy” taking a razor-thin majority decision.

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August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions

Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-0-1, 22KO), by way of unanimous decision, won the WBC super middleweight belt in a rematch against Saiko “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21KO) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. It was an ugly foul filled fight but Dirrell clearly landed the harder punches and exhibited better ring generalship over Bika whose punches were wider and without the same power as Dirrell’s straighter and harder punches. Bika was deducted a point in the eighth round for a low blow by the referee, Jack Reiss. Bika tried to up the pressure in the championship rounds but was unable to land anything significant against Dirrell who seemed to know he had the fight in the bag. The judges scored the bout 117-110, 116-111 and 115-114, unanimously, for Dirrell.

Omar Figueroa (24-0, 18KO) successfully retained his WBC lightweight belt in impressive fashion with a ninth round technical knockout over a very tough Daniel Estrada (32-3-1, 24KO). There was a lot of back in forth action throughout the fight with Figueroa suffering a nasty cut over his left caused by an accidental head butt. Just as Estrada seemed to be gaining momentum, however, Figueroa landed a perfectly timed right cross counter that dropped Estrada hard early in the ninth round. Estrada rose on unsteady legs and Figueroa jumped all over him, unleashing a relentless barrage of punches that forced referee, Raul Caiz Sr., to stop the bout. By way of TKO at 1:00 of the ninth round, Figueroa successfully defends his WBC lightweight championship. photos



August 16th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Bangor Prelims: Formiga, McMann Pick Up Key Wins

With Ian McCall and John Lineker both scoring big wins in recent bouts, Saturday’s UFC Fight Night prelim bout between top ten flyweight contenders Jussier Formiga and Zach Makovsky was a pivotal one. When it was over, the number six-ranked Formiga pulled out the unanimous decision win at the Cross Insurance Center, putting his name in the title picture at 125 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BISPING VS. LE is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Wilder, Linares halt foes

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions

WBC #1 heavyweight Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32KO) kept his perfect knockout record intact when veteran, Jason Gavern (25-17-4, 11KO) retired on his stool after the fourth round. Gavern put up a game effort but was floored in the third round by a Wilder right hand and, again, in the fourth round from another right hand. Time of the stoppage was 3:00 of the fourth round of a scheduled ten rounder. Wilder is the mandatory challenger to WBC Heavyweight champion, Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne.

Former two time, two division, world champion, Jorge Linares (37-3, 24KO) continued his charge towards a title shot with an impressive second round knockout over veteran Ira Terry (26-12, 16KO). Linares put on a boxing clinic in the first round and when Terry began to fight back in the second round, it was lights out a Linares landed a crushing right cross counter. Time of the knockout was 1:21 of the second round of a scheduled eight round contest.

2012 U.S. Olympian, Dominic Breazeale (12-0, 10KO) proved too strong for veteran Billy Zumbrun (27-14-1, 16KO), knocking him down with a left hook early in the second round and finishing him off later in the round with a right uppercut / left hook combo. Raul Caiz waived off the bout without a count and there was no protest from Zumbrun. Time of the stoppage and knockout was 2:05 in the second round of a scheduled eight round heavyweight bout. (more…)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Glazewski defeats Bryant in Poland

Light heavyweight Pawel Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs) won an uneventful eight round decision over Rowland Bryant (18-4, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Amfiteatr in Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Florida fighter Bryant seemingly gave as good as he got, but came up on the short end on the scorecards.

Jr welterweight Michal Chudecki (10-0-1, 3 KOs) won a bloody, sloppy, foul-filled ten round unanimous decision over Dominican fighter Felix Lora. Lora dropped Chudecki in round four, Chudecki floored Lora in rounds seven and ten.

Former world jr middleweight title challenger Rafal Jackiewicz (46-11-2, 21 KOs) outpointed Krzysztof Szot (18-15-1, 5 KOs) over eight dull rounds.



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez barely gets past Arslan to retain IBF cruiserweight belt

By Karl Freitag

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over 43-year-old former champion Firat Arslan (34-8-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany. The superbly conditioned Arslan aggressively pressed the action, while Hernandez connected with clean shots in spurts. After twelve close rounds, judges had it 115-113 Arslan, 115-113 Hernandez, 116-113 Hernandez.

This could be the final world title shot for the 43-year-old Arslan, who has had three unsuccessful challenges in the last 21 months.

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Jr middleweight “Golden” Jack Culcay (18-1, 10 KOs) survived a third round knockdown to dethrone previously unbeaten European champion Isaac Real (10-1-1, 5 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision. Scores were 115-112, 115-113, 117-110.

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Unbeaten super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Baker Barakat (40-17-4, 27 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF International title. Zeuge dropped Barakat at the end of round one and contained to bust up the game Barakat until the bout was waved off by the referee.

Other results:
Noel Gevor W8 Ismail Abdoul (cruiserweight)
Stefan Haertel W6 Olegs Fedotovs (super middleweight)
Dennis Ceylan D6 Cristian Montilla (featherweight)
Abel Gevor W6 Attila Palko (light heavyweight)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Results From Detroit

Report/photos by Bob Ryder

Promoters KP Boxing (George and John Kaltsas) along with matchmaker Carlos Llinas, staged an entertaining club show Friday night at the Royal Oak Music Theatre that had a little something of everything for the fans. Upsets, knockouts, a couple of wars, and even a ladies match. One would be hard pressed to find a person who didn’t feel like they had their money’s worth of boxing action this night.

In the main event local super middleweight Anthony Barnes made short work of late sub Darryl Fields of Akron. One big left hook from Barnes dropped Fields like a rock and although he managed to make it to his feet he was strolling down the proverbial “queer street” causing referee Ansel Stewart to wave it off at a mere 20 seconds of the first round. Young Barnes improves to (6-0, 5 KO’s) but is certainly ready for stiffer competition than what was offered this night. Hopefully next time around the promoters will have better luck securing a foe that can test and develop his skills. Fields is (0-5). (more…)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Ruenroeng-Arroyo clash September 10

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (13-0, 5 KOs) will make his mandatory title defense against Puerto Rico’s IBF #1 contender McWilliams Arroyo (16-1, 13 KOs) in what has been called “The Fight of the Titans” scheduled for September 10 at Lipatapanlop Hall, Nakomratchasima, Thailand.

This will be the third time that a Puerto Rican will challenge a Thai in a world championship bout in Thailand. The first time was in 1986 was when Wilfredo Gomez stopped Sakad Petyindee in three rounds for the WBC 122 pound title. The second occasion was in 1988 when Khaokor Galaxy won a split decision over Wilfredo Vasquez for the WBA bantamweight title. (more…)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter-Brook: Well-matched fight

By Graham Houston

British welterweights John H. Stracey and Lloyd Honeyghan were huge underdogs when they travelled to Mexico City and Atlantic City respectively to win world titles. Kell Brook isn’t nearly such a big outsider when he meets Shawn Porter in an IBF title bout at the StubHub Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, CA, on Saturday, but he is an underdog nonetheless.

Brook’s self-given moniker of “The Special One” will look a little silly if he loses, but if he can upset the odds away from home, the performance will be, well, a bit special, and one to rank with the greatest “away” wins by a British boxer.

Porter is not considered an exceptionally gifted fighter, but the 26-year-old from Ohio is strong, aggressive, awkwardly clever and hard hitting, and, like Brook, he is undefeated.

Also, Porter is an improving fighter. Although Porter was disappointing when veteran Julio Diaz fought him to a draw in December 2012, he has improved dramatically, outclassing Diaz in their rematch and pounding out a unanimous decision win over Devon Alexander to become IBF welter champion before rising to yet another level when blowing out Paulie Malignaggi in the fourth round. (more…)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Miller defeats Filippone

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

A packed Saratoga Springs City Center hosted Take It Light Promotions’ latest installment of boxing as WBF North American light heavyweight champ Shawn Miller held off crafty southpaw Frankie Filippone over ten rounds to retain his title.

In a shocking upset, unsung Rayford Johnson stunned cruiserweight prospect Vincent Miranda, by way of a come-from-behind, vicious knockout in the sixth round of a scheduled eight.

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August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Denver, Colorado

By Chris Morris

Ricky Lopez 126.8 vs. Antoine Knight 126.2
Damien ‘Sugar’ Vazquez 110.2 vs. Alexis Diaz 109.9
Cesar Holguin 146.0 vs. Trenton Titsworth 145.6
Ronnie Austion 142.8 vs. Cody Land 141.0
Wes Capper 166.0 vs. Anthony Madden 166.8
David Escamilla 126.0 vs. Antonio Solorzano 128.4
Hilario Ramirez Medina 133.8 vs. Fernando Serrano 140.2

The Donovan Estrella vs Rasool Shakur bout was cancelled as Shakur no showed for his flight from Michigan.

Promoter: New Generation Fight Promotions
Matchmaker: Michael Melendez
Venue: Crown Plaza DIA
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August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

Giovani Santillan 139 vs. Osenohan Vazquez 137.7
Chris Martin 122.8 vs. Giovanni Caro 120.3
Danny Roman 122.2 vs. Pedro Melo 120.4
Adrian Vargas 146.4 vs. Miguel Rico 143.3
Heriberto Delgado 121.1 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 121.6
Ulises Sierra 165 vs. Jas Phipps 164.8
Antonio Arellano 139.2 vs. Mario Hermosillo 138.8

Venue: San Diego Harley-Davidson Dearlership
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

East Rand Veterans celebrate 25 years

By Ron Jackson

The East Rand Veterans Boxing Association has celebrated its 25th anniversary. Members of the association gathered at the Primrose Bowling Club near Germiston on Thursday evening to mark the occasion. Former triple world champion Dingaan Thobela was the guest speaker. He regaled the audience by recalling some of the highlights of his career, which included winning the WBO and WBA lightweight titles and the WBC super-middleweight belt. Thobela said that more former boxers should join the association and active fighters would also benefit if they did so because they could learn from the veterans. (more…)



August 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Shafikov brutally TKOs Nugaev, earns another world title try for IBF belt

By Karl Freitag

In an IBF lightweight eliminator, Denis Shafikov (34-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a punishing ninth round TKO over Rustam Nugaev (27-7-1, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Chumash Resort & Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Southpaw Shafikov outboxed Nugaev all the way in a fight that featured good close-quarters action. Shafikov brutally broke down Nugaev as the bout progressed. The bout was almost stopped by Nugaev’s corner after round eight, but the super game Nugaev insisted on continuing. It was finally waved off by referee Jack Reiss in round nine. Time was 1:16.

Shafikov will now be ranked #1 by the IBF and become the mandatory challenger for IBF lightweight title currently held by Miguel Vazquez. Vazquez already beat Shafikov by unanimous decision in February.

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Undefeated 2008 Puerto Rico Olympian and current IBO jr. lightweight champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (18-0, 12 KOs) won when Juan Carlos “El Pez” Martinez (19-15-1, 6 KOs) quit between rounds six and seven. The larger Pedraza gradually wore down Martinez, who took the fight on ten days’ notice. The bout was a non-title affair.



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Aussie super middleweight Ryan Breese (5-0, 3 KOs) stopped Opeti Tagi (17-11, 9 KOs) during the scheduled ten round main event capturing the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. The referee crowned Breese at 38 seconds of round 3.

In main supporting bout, light middleweight Kolby Johnston (3-0, 2 KOs) scored split decision over Daniel Smith (2-2, 1 KO) over six rounds. Scores 57-56,57-56,56-57.

Also, featherweight Jason Maloney (1-0,1 KO) stopped Ngaotawan Sithsaithong (10-15-1) in round one of the scheduled six. Referee Ignatius Missailidis saved the Thai from further punishment at 2:50 after the visitor was on the canvas on three occasions. Maloney is a former amateur star trained by Brian Butler. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Live professional boxing returned to the most famous street of the U.S.-Mexico border when rookie company Dobberman Promotions returned once again to the Rancho Grande nightclub located in the middle of Revolution Avenue in Tijuana, Mexico. In front of a sparse but enthusiastic crowd, super flyweight Jose “Hollywood” Estrella (14-5-1, 10KO) scored an entertaining six-round unanimous decision over the tough as nails Efrain Gonzalez (2-6-1).

Coming off a loss to Luis Nery for the state bantamweight title, Estrella got back down closer to his natural weight of 115-pounds as he pounded out the decision against Gonzalez who despite his record kept up with the more experienced Estrella. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

Bryan Vera 160.5* vs. Gabe Rosado 160
(BKB middleweight title)
David Estrada 154 vs. Eddie Caminero 154
Carson Jones 165 vs. Said El Harrak 155
Khurshid Abdullaev 155 vs. Ricardo Pinell 155
Kendo Castaneda 140.5 vs. Gabe DuLuc 140
Javier Garcia 141 vs. Darnell Jiles 141

Venue: Mandalay Bay
Promoter: BKB and Banner Promotions
TV: PPV

– Vera has to lose the excess weight

– Apparently still confusion over whether BKB results will count as official boxing results. The camps don’t want the result included on their fighters’ official records. It all comes down to how the NSAC reports the results to Fight Fax.



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Breazeale looking forward to making a statement against Zumbrun

Photo: Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

While WBC #1 heavyweight and 2008 U.S. Olympic medalist Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is getting most the attention this weekend at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, there will also be another unbeaten heavyweight seeing action. 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (11-0, 10 KOs) returns to the ring on the same card against veteran heavyweight Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun (27-13, 16 KOs). The 6’7 Breazeale, who is advised by Al Haymon and is coming off a win against 2004 U.S. Olympian Devin Vargas in his last fight, is aiming to steal the show.

“I’m looking forward to fighting at the StubHub Center again,” Breazeale said. “Training camp has been great with my trainer John Bray. This will be the second time I’ve fought at this venue in the last two months and my last bout with Vargas didn’t end the way I wanted it to. Billy is a tough veteran and I respect anyone that steps in the ring, however I’m fighting in of front of my hometown fans and I’m looking forward to making a statement.” (more…)



August 15th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Bangor Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux and the lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Gray Maynard, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Ovince Saint Preux (205) VS Ryan Bader (205)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Ross Pearson (156) VS Gray Maynard (156)
Brad Tavares (185) VS Tim Boetsch (186)
Alan Jouban (170) VS Seth Baczynski (171)
Jack May (247) VS Shawn Jordan (260)
Robbie Peralta (146) VS Thiago Tavares (146)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Zach Makovsky (125) VS Jussier Formiga (126)
Lauren Murphy (135) VS Sara McMann (135)
Sam Alvey (185) VS Tom Watson (185)
Frankie Saenz (136) VS Nolan Ticman (136)
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter, Brook, Bika, Dirrell, Figueroa and Estrada all make weight

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Shawn Porter 146.75 vs. Kell Brook 146.5
(IBF welterweight title)

Sakio Bika 167.75 vs. Anthony Dirrell 168
(WBC super middleweight title)

Omar Figueroa 135 vs. Daniel Estrada 134.5
(WBC lightweight title)

Deontay Wilder 224 vs. Jason Gavern 247
Jorge Linares 137 vs. Ira Terry 132
Dominic Breazeale 250 vs. Billy Zumbrun 233
Lydell Rhodes 142.6 vs. John Nater 144
Luke Campbell 136 vs. Steve Trumble 132
Callum Smith 171 vs. Abraham Hernandez 166.6
Fabian Maidana 142.4 vs. Philip Soriano 141
Jason Quigley 161.4 vs. Fernando Najera 158.2
Alan Sanchez 148 vs. Jose Luis Ramirez Jr 144

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

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August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Luis Carlos Abregu ready to take all comers

Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu (36-1, 29 KOs) is looking for a dance partner and he does not care who it is, he just wants to get back in the ring and prove that he belongs with the elite fighters of the world. After year layoff, the tough Argentinian came back in April and won a rough and tumble affair against then undefeated Jean Carlos Prada in his hometown of Salta, Argentina, Abregu hit the deck during the exciting fight but he came back to put away Prada in the eighth round before more than 10,000 fans in the local soccer stadium.

Abregu of Salta, Argentina has now won seven consecutive, six inside the distance including his dismantling of then undefeated prospect Thomas Dulorme, since his one and only professional loss to the two-time world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. on July 17 of 2010 in Palm Springs, California.

He always seems to be one of candidates considered to face the name boxers in the welterweight division, has yet to able to get one of the top guys in the ring. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Lundy: I want Provodnikov!

Former WBO light welterweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov, known as “The Siberian Rocky,” is looking to step back into the ring this fall following a close loss to Chris Algieri in June, and Philadelphia’s “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy could be next on the hard-hitting Russian’s list. Coming off his third consecutive win in July, Lundy (25-3-1, 12 KOs) is now ranked #3 in the WBC among lightweights and would have no problem stepping up to 140 pounds to face Provodnikov, a fight he felt he should’ve had been in June when Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) instead faced Algieri at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“They had a list of guys to fight, including Algieri, Richar Abril and me and when they got my name, there was no excuse. They just didn’t want to fight me,” Lundy said. “They said Algieri wasn’t exciting enough, but with me, they just didn’t want to fight me. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Cotto Promotions

Felix Verdejo 133 vs. Oscar Bravo 133
(WBC FECARBOX super bantamweight title)

José López 120 vs. Roberto Castañeda 121
Alberto Machado 127 vs. Eliezer Agosto 126
Rashidi Ellis 148 vs. Joanthony Vazquez 149
Christopher Diaz 126 vs. Reggie Santiago 125
Freddy Ortiz 122 vs. José Roman 123
Jose Martinez 119 vs. Luis Ortiz 120
Miguel Canino 139 vs. Jose Padilla 141
Gustavo Sosa 139 vs. Mike Eraso 139

Venue: Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, P.R.
Promoter: Cotto Promotions / Top Rank / H2 Entertainment
TV: UniMas

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August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez, Arslan make weight

Yoan Pablo Hernandez 199.7 vs. Firat Arslan 199.7
(IBF cruiserweight world championship)

Jack Culcay 154 vs. Isaac Real 152.8
Tyron Zeuge 168 vs. Baker Barakat 165.3

Venue: Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: ARD (Germany)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

“Back to School Giveaway” event this Saturday at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation along with Mayweather Promotions is proud to present the “Back to School Giveaway 2014″ this Saturday (August 16th) at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (located at 4020 Schiff Drive). The event will feature school supply giveaways for grades K-12, raffled prizes, food and beverages, a live D.J. and lots more entertainment. In addition, kids can get haircuts by licensed barbers until 8p during the event. Students in grades 5-12 can bring their local library card for a chance to win a free laptop. The event begins at 5p. Former jr middleweight champion and native son Ishe Smith plus several fighters promoted by Mayweather Promotions will be in attendance.



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder: We don’t overlook anyone – when you get in the ring you’re a risk

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated WBC number one ranked heavyweight Deontay “Bronze Bromber” Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama returns to action Saturday night when he takes on Orlando, Florida’s Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs) on Showtime Extreme at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Fightnews.com caught up with the Bronze Bomber as he talked about his preparation, upcoming fight with Gavern and his future date with Bermane Stiverne.

“We don’t want to call it a warm up or tune up because I didn’t have to fight but we took this fight. I am doing this for the fans,” Deontay Wilder told Fightnews.com. The 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Wilder worked with trainer, 1984 gold medalist and former welterweight champion Mark Breland during a short camp in his hometown of Tuscaloosa.

“Camp is great. It is probably the shortest camp I have ever had being that I got put on the card late, which is great because I am always in camp training we are always in the gym,” said Wilder. “It was a quick knockout that was the last time I fought and this has been the longest inactivity I have had since that fight so I am ready to get back in the ring.” (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Veneno Rubio vs Gennady Golovkin in October?

By Gabriel F.Cordero

WBC interim middleweight world champion Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) announced on his Twitter account that his next fight will be with WBA/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on HBO October 18 at a venue to be determined. The announcement wasn’t confirmed by the Golovkin camp, but we’re watching for further developments as Rubio stated “The terms were accepted and my promoters Promociones Del Pueblo will be closing contracts tomorrow.”



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing back on TV in Hungary

Photo: Felix Promotion

Photo: Felix Promotion


Leading Hungarian promoter Felix Racz has the intention to put Hungarian pro boxing back on the map. The next event which will be televised on September 20th by M1 (Hungarian National TV) – with whom he just signed a long term deal – and will feature as main events, WBO #4 super bantamweight Zsolt Bedak (21-1-0, 8 KOs), WBO #8 super middleweight Balazs Kelemen (21-0, 13 KOs), and former IBO light middleweight champion Attila Kovács (33-4, 19 KOs). Also featured will be former amateur star and Olympian Imre Szellő, who in only his second pro fight will face Gyula Bozai (12-6-1, 9 KOs) for the Hungarian cruiserweight belt.



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Ecuador

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fernando Angulo 138.90 vs Daniel López 139
(WBA Fedecaribe súper lightweight title)

Máximo James 150.50 vs Jesús Ponce 147

Mario Mina 171.20 vs Eliecer Caballero 172

Venue: Coliseo Ruminahui,Quito
Promoter: Promotores Asociados



August 15th, 2014

UFC

Ross Pearson: The Future is All That Matters

Ross Pearson had it all planned out. He was going to beat Abel Trujillo this Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, then call out fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Gray Maynard for an end of the year bout. It was a good plan, but everyone knows how plans go in mixed martial arts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter-Brook final pre-fight press conference

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference earlier Thursday for this Saturday’s world championship tripleheader from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In a three-fight Showtime telecast, IBF welterweight world champion “ShowTime” Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend against fellow unbeaten Kell Brook 32-0, 22 KOs), WBC super middleweight world champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) will risk his 168-pound belt in a grudge rematch against unbeaten Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs), and undefeated Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (23-0-1, 17 KOs) will put up his WBC lightweight world championship against mandatory challenger Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (32-2-1, 24 KOs).

The telecast will be preceded by two important bouts on Showtime Extreme as undefeated heavyweight Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) will take on Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs) in a 10-round match and former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño De Oro” Linares (36-3, 23 KOs) will be opposed by Ira Terry (26-11, 16 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight match.

Both Wilder and Linares are mandatory challengers and a victory away from fighting for a world title in the near future; Wilder against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne and Linares against the Figueroa-Estrada winner.

Speaking before a large contingent of media from the Southern California area and UK, Porter needed a little crowd participation to make his one and only point when it was his turn to talk at the dais. “Let’s let him [Brook] know what time it is,” Porter yelled as he stepped up to the mic. Some in the audience responded, “It’s “Showtime!”

After repeating this, Porter then stared down at a still-seated Brook and said. “I think you know what time it is. Saturday night I’m going to make sure you know what time it is.” Porter said thank you and then sat down. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Broner-Taylor Cincinnati kickoff presser

Photos: Mark Zerof – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Former three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and super lightweight contender Emanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor held a kickoff press conference at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday to formally announce their upcoming showdown on September 6. Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) will return to his hometown of Cincinnati for the first time in two years and will face Taylor (18-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round super lightweight bout in the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader from U.S. Bank Arena.

In the co-feature, former WBA super lightweight world champion Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) will square off with Mexico’s highly touted Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight bout. Opening the telecast will be the return of former welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) against an opponent to be announced.

Joining Broner and Taylor at Thursday’s press conference were undefeated bantamweight prospect Rau’Shee Waren,(who will fight on the undercard), Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford, Vice President of Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez and CEO of R& R Promotions Andrew Williams. (more…)



August 15th, 2014

Boxing News

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