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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

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

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

Undercard Results from Staples Center

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

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in “Battle of LA”

Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1) turned in a career best performance in winning ...

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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Boxing News

Crawford-Delorme make weight

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Terence Crawford 139.8 vs. Thomas Dulorme 139.2
(WBO junior welterweight title)

Terence Crawford: I’ve got all the tools to beat him.
Thomas Dulorme: I’m going to rip him apart tomorrow.

Diego Magdaleno 136.8 vs. Luis Solis TBA
Mike Tufariello 158.5 vs. Eddie Tigs 159
Anthony Barnes 169 vs. Martinez Porter 169.25
Ismail Muwendo 134.75 vs. Rolando Chinea 134.25
Medzhid Bektemirov 182 vs. Michael Gbenga 181.25
Skender Halili 148 vs. Benjamin Whitaker 148
Johnny Determan 118.25 vs. Alejandro Moreno 116.25

Venue: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

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April 17th, 2015


Boxing News

Mchunu-Makabu WBC world title eliminator

Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting the WBC world title eliminator in Thabiso “The Rock “Mchunu’s native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against a very worthy opponent in who many say is Africa’s finest cruiserweight “Junior” Makabu on May 16. The two have been on a collision course ever since Mchunu won the Super 8 in devastating fashion. (more…)



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao returns to Kimmel show

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will make yet another guest shot on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (April 22) on ABC. This will mark the ninth time Pacquiao has appeared on Kimmel’s popular late-night talk show — more than any other active fighter — in their series of entertaining appearances together dating back to November 3, 2009 (the week before Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto). It was on that night that Pacquiao unveiled his singing chops, belting out a rendition of the Dan Hill-penned hit ballad “Sometimes When We Touch.” Manny and Hill collaborated on a remake which also became a hit. Subsequent appearances featured Pacquiao singing duets with Kimmel and Will Ferrell, and an uproarious send-up of HBO Sports’ “24/7” reality franchise, starring Pacquiao and Kimmel sidekick Guillermo.

Below is Manny’s surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following the March 11 Los Angeles press conference that announced the “Fight of the Century” between Manny and Floyd Mayweather Jr.



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr: Whatever happens, You will always see a great fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former middleweight world champion and son of a Mexican legend, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) is ready to make his return as he takes on Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Poland this Saturday at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California headlining the Showtime Championship Boxing. We caught up with Junior at the final press conference Thursday afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX in Los Angeles.

“I am very excited for my comeback,” Chavez Jr. told Fightnews.com. “The preparation is going very well. I have felt good this camp and I am ready. I don’t have weight problems there is nothing to make excuses about. Training with Joe (Goossen) was good because he is a great person and motivator. He’s up there with the great trainers.” (more…)



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Bedak signs contract to face Santa Cruz

By Karl Freitag

Fightnews.com has learned that WBO #3 super bantamweight Zsolt Bedak (24-1, 8 KOs) of Hungary has signed a contract to face WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz in a televised bout on the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV telecast. “We got the contracts signed by them, then we also signed on our part and sent them back three days ago. The fight is ON!” Bedak’s promoter Felix Racz told Fightnews.com. “Bedak was supposed to fight today (April 17) an eight-rounder on a LIVE televised event in Hungary and then next fight a WBO super bantamweight eliminator against Filipino Genesis Servania. We cancelled both fights in order to concentrate only on the Santa Cruz fight which is a big opportunity for Bedak to show himself. Bedak likes the Mexicans as he’s 4-0 in his boxing career against Mexicans including two victories against Abner Mares (one in the Olympics). So Bedak is looking to continue his winning ways against Mexican fighters.”



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Chagaev Camp: No Oquendo rematch

Photo: Team Chagaev

Photo: Team Chagaev


WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev is now training with Pedro Diaz after the sudden death of Fritz Sdunek. When and where Chagaev will make his first defense of the title will be announced in the coming days. The plan is a voluntary defense in Germany end of June before taking on mandatory challenger Lucas Browne.

Last week, the team of Fres Oquendo, Chagaev’s last opponent, issued a press release announcing that Oquendo had successfully sued a for a rematch against Chagaev in a New York court. “I don’t know how Oquendo can sue me in New York and how a US court can even rule on that,” said Chagaev promoter Timur Dugazaev. “As everybody knows the fight between Chagaev and Oquendo took place in Grozny. According to the bout agreement the jurisdiction regarding this fight is in Moscow. In addition to that Oquendo received the full agreed purse of $225,000 although he tested positive for banned substances after the fight. Actually, I just sued him in Moscow for returning the purse as stated in the contract. There will be no rematch between Chagaev and Oquendo – unless Oquendo earns his spot as mandatory challenger fair and square in the ring. He had his chance and he lost even though he used unfair tactics. Now he still tries to blackmail me. People like this have no place in boxing and should be banned.”



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Luis and Mathews make weight

Tony Luis 134 vs. Derry Mathews 134
(WBA interim lightweight title)

Liam Smith 153 vs. David Ezequiel Romero 152
Stephen Lewis 142 vs. Reece Smith 142
Joe Selkirk 159 vs. Yuri Pompilio 152
Andrew Cain 114 vs. Patrick Bartos 115
Iain Butcher 116 vs. Brett Fidoe 118

Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
Promoter: Frank Warren



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Chavez Jr-Fonfara Showtime presser

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Joe Goossen (Julio Chavez Jr’s trainer), Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, Leon Margules, and last but not least Andrzej Fonfara and Julio Cesar Jr. speak during the Showtime Championship Boxing press conference Thursday in Los Angeles.

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April 17th, 2015

UFC

Chris Camozzi: No Fear

A lot has happened in the nearly two years since Chris Camozzi fought Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Camozzi saw the Brazilian snap his four-fight winning streak, sending him on a four-fight skid that put him out of the UFC late last year, while Jacare has won four straight in the Octagon (seven overall), putting him in the number one contender’s spot at 185 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC New Jersey Fight Night is live on FOX on Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach: I don’t believe that Floyd ever wanted this fight

“We have a great idea of when and where we are going to attack Mayweather,” says Manny Pacquiao’s Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach. “Both fighters have great experience, so I don’t believe that will be a factor in the fight. The biggest thing is that each fighter comes in with a different style. Floyd is a counter-puncher but Manny must be the one to enforce the fight. I believe that Manny being a southpaw will be a factor in this fight. Manny showed me tape of Floyd fighting a southpaw and told me that that is exactly what we are going to do in this fight. I can tell how much this fight means to Manny because he has watched tape on Floyd. Manny has never watched tape on any fighter before.

“This fight is much bigger than when Manny fought >Oscar De La Hoya. Manny is a different person going into this fight. He hit me so hard the other day that I believe it’s the hardest I’ve ever been hit by a fighter who I’m training. I don’t believe that Floyd ever wanted this fight, he was forced to take it by the public and the media. I wouldn’t be surprised if Floyd pulled out now.”



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Geale kick-off Press Conference

Photos: Craig Barritt / Getty Images Para Roc Nation

Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions kicked off the big June 6 card between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) and former former two-time champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) of Australia in a fight that will be televised live on HBO from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Miguel Cotto: I am happy and excited to be back in New York and fighting at Barclays Center. This is another chapter in my career and I’m committed to train as hard as always and bring a big victory. I’m looking forward to seeing all the Puerto Rican fans on June 6 and to being part of another exciting boxing night in Brooklyn.

Daniel Geale: I have total respect for Miguel and his achievements, but I can win this fight and that is exactly what I intend to do come June 6 in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.

Tickets are priced at $500, $350, $250, $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25 go on sale Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 AM ET. Tickets will be available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Thursday, April 23 at 12:00 PM ET.

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April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao revs up the media before Mayweather showdown.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler: “Floyd Mayweather has no class

Freddie Roach: “Mayweather will be Mr. 47 and 1

Pacquiao: Beat Mayweather then study Bible with him



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Foxwoods

Photos: Rich Schultz/Getty Images for Roc Nation Sports

Murat Gassiev 197 vs. Felix Cora Jr 198
Ray Robinson 145 vs. Sherzodbek Alimjanov 146
Dusty Hernandez Harrison 153 vs. Chris Gray 152
Wellington Romero 141 vs. Matt Doherty 141
Jimmy Williams 153 vs. Rahman Mustafa Yusubov 157
Sonny Fredrickson 140 vs. Ramon Ellis 139
Khiary Gray-Pitts 158 vs. Pedro Gonzalez 160
Nick Valliere 163 vs. Roberto Lopez 166

Venue: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Promoter: Roc Nation Sports
TV: Fox Sports 1

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April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka-Santillan Full Report + Photos

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs), 117.75, impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he displayed an eye-catching demolition of previously undefeated Argentine Diego Santillan (23-1, 15 KOs) at 0:32 of the seventh session on Thursday in Osaka, Japan. The hard-hitting southpaw Japanese registered his eighth defense–sixth within the distance–by dropping the game challenger twice—each once in the sixth and the fatal seventh—with a lethal left called “God’s left.” Yamanaka, five years his senior at 32, exploded a devastating left to send him badly to the deck, and the bloodied Santillan made no effort to raise himself up only to be counted out by the referee Michael Griffin of Canada. It’s a picture-perfect southpaw left. (more…)



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr., Fonfara Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in the final the final press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, just two days before Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader. Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, and Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, will meet in the 12-round light heavyweight main event from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Chavez will make his eagerly awaited return to the ring and first start for new trainer Joe Goossen.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “I had a great training camp. I feel better than ever. I am ready for the fight. I know that this is a new weight class for me. I realize that Fonfara is very tough and bigger than me, but I am up for the challenge. I have worked on my boxing during my one year off, and I am very excited and motivated to get back in the ring. I have worked so hard for this fight because I am fighting in a new weight class. I must punch harder, so I have focused on getting stronger during this training camp. I have a great chin, I know how to take punches and my conditioning is great. A lot of fighters can take a punch, but I can take multiple punches and not be hurt. I think that Andrzej Fonfara is one of the best fighters in the light heavyweight division. Inside of boxing, everyone knows who Fonfara is. He knocked down one of the best boxers in the world in Adonis Stevenson. Fonfara is disciplined in the ring, but he doesn’t vary his punches. I understand that my dad didn’t want me to take this fight. I had bigger names I could’ve fought, but I think that Fonfara is a great challenge for me and I like the challenge.”

Andrzej Fonfara: “I’m prepared very well and I’m ready for this fight. It’s been a great camp like always. I train hard for each fight. I’m a tough boxer who is feeling great. The weight is good and everything is perfect. I must put everything into Saturday night and I will win the fight. I must look even better than I did against Stevenson. Everyone said I looked good, but I lost the fight. I didn’t want congratulations because I did not win the fight. But this time I will win the fight. I’m ready for a decision or for a knockout. (more…)



April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Photos: Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

Tony Harrison 154.5 vs. Pablo Munguia 153
Ryan Kielczweski 123.5 vs. Danny Aquino 123.5 Lbs.
Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Angel Luna 128.25
Lennox Allen 169 vs. Paul Gonsalves 170
Alantez Fox 158.25 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 161.25
Regis Prograis 143.5 vs. Abraham Alvarez 142
Amos Cowart 134.5 vs. Anthony Burgin 134
Cassius Chaney 245.25 vs. Perry Filkins ??

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment/New Legend Boxing
TV: ESPN2 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET
Tickets: $100, $70 and $30. Call 1-800-745-3000

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April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Detroit

Weights and photos by Bob Ryder

Mohamed Adam 132.2 vs Scott Furney 132.2
Willie Fortune 158.3 vs Gilbert Venegas 156.6
Craig Lewis 231.1 vs Fred Latham 250.7
Jafar Mohammad 122.1 vs Carlos Alcala 122.1
Alejandro Hernandez 152.7 vs Gustavo Rodriguez 152.7
Anthony Sims, Jr TBD vs Dwayne Williams 175.6
Anthony Brown 138.4 vs Matthew Andrew TBD
Eric Moon 179.6 vs PJ Cajigas 178.5

Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Venue: International Banquet Center, 400 Monroe Avenue

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April 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Grand Casino Hinckley

Photos: Greg Cohen Promotions

Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5
Rob Brant 161.5 vs. Dionisio Miranda 165
Jarrell Miller 283.5 vs. Raymond Ochieng 244
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Philip Adyaka 119.5
Joey Abell 239.5 vs. Travis Fulton NA
Van Goodman 299.5 vs. Brett Murphy 316.5

Venue: Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota
Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Promotions and produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions
TV: CBS Sports Network (10 pm EST)

Tickets for “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” start at $35 and can be purchased at the Grand Casino Hinckley Box Office from 8 am to 10 pm (1-800-GRAND21) or at all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

More on Kovalev-Stevenson

Sergey Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva/Main Events has called on Adonis Stevenson promoter Yvon Michel to meet, hammer out a deal and make Kovalev-Stevenson happen, with the condition that if anyone wants to fight Kovalev, they must do it on HBO or HBO PPV.

April 16, 2015

Yvon Michel
Via Fax

Dear Yvon,

I am so happy to hear that you are willing to negotiate. Sergey Kovalev really does want this fight to happen. And I agree that, after Mayweather-Pacquiao, Kovalev-Stevenson is the most important and anticipated bout that could occur.

I am pleased to learn that Adonis is more popular than I had realized. And I wholeheartedly agree that both fighters should maximize their earning potential for this historic event. Just as the year’s biggest fight will take place on PPV, the platform that delivers more revenue to fighters than premium cable or broadcast television rights fees, so should Kovalev-Stevenson. (more…)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. and Fonfara face off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andrzej Fonfara face off Thursday in Los Angeles.



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Provodnikov Prefight Press Conference

Provo: Nobody and nothing can stop me. My will cannot be broken!

By Tracy Morin
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

On Thursday, Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov met to preview their much-hyped upcoming matchup at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York, on April 18. The junior welterweight bout, scheduled for 12 rounds, is presented by Banner Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions.

Oscar de la Hoya opened by recalling his words upon being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in nearby Canastota—in particular, the vow he made to fans to put ego aside, bring together the best fighters and make the best fights. If prefight fervor is any indicator, this sold-out bout, already being foreseen by media and fans alike as a surefire fight of the year, proves that fans are eager to hop on board.

“You hear that a lot: for the sport of boxing, for the sport of boxing,” Bernard Hopkins admitted. “But we are here to make the best fights the fans want to see. Here we’ll get to see two warriors, two guys who want to prove they’re the standout amongst their division. With the best fighting the best, everybody wins. This is not hype talk; there’s an over 80% chance of this being fight of the year, and [creating] the fighter of the year. I know they’re coming to fight.” (more…)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford, Dulorme Quick Quotes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Toprank

Undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) and Thomas “Thunder” Dulorme (22-1, 14 KOs) faced off for their WBO jr welterweight clash this Saturday at College Park Center, located on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Terence Crawford: “Every fight should be tough. The fights get tougher, the camps get tougher…I’m ready. Now. If I had to weigh-in now I’m ready.”

Thomas Delorme: “I’m ready to do anything and everything to bring this title back to Puerto Rico.”

Bob Arum: “There was no way I was gonna miss this fight.”

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April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Arum: Floyd’s defense geared against righties

“Manny is motivated, he’s ready for the fight. I expect a great performance from him,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum on Wednesday. “It’s a very interesting fight because Floyd is a defensive specialist who has a good right hand and picks off his opponents. He’s an extraordinarily good fighter. Pacquiao’s strength is speed, particularly his foot speed and the fact that he throws so many punches and attacks from low angles. He really hits harder than Floyd does, so that’s really what it’s going to be about.

“Floyd has a different defense than Juan Manuel Marquez. His defense is primarily his shoulder roll. A lot of his defense is geared against a right handed fighter. With that said, I think Manny is going to surprise a lot of people with how he is going to be able to reach Floyd. (more…)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Mathews and Luis promise KOs Saturday night

Local hero Derry Mathews and Canadian late sub Tony Luis are both promising knockouts ahead of their clash for the vacant WBA interim lightweight title this Saturday night at the Liverpool Echo Arena, live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation. Mathews and Luis met head-to-head Thursday.

Derry Mathews: “First I’ve prepared from a tricky, long-armed, slick Cuban in Abril, then an explosive punching Venezuelan in Barrosa, and now I’ve got an aggressive come forward fighter in Luis. Out of all of them Luis is probably the best choice and suits me my style down to the ground. He’ll walk straight onto my punches and he won’t be able to take that all night. I see myself taking him out in from the sixth round onwards.”

Tony Luis: “I’m here to shock Liverpool and Great Britain with a knockout performance and everyone will have the name Tony Luis on their lips afterwards. I’m fit and ready to fight, I had my fight lined up for this Saturday in America so I’m spot on with my weight, the jet lag isn’t bothering me at all and I’m just looking forward to rolling on Saturday night. Mathews is the hometown kid and he’ll have the fans behind him, but I’m here to do my job and I intend on finishing him off early and getting home.”



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt by finishing Santillan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs), 117.75, impressively kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he displayed an eye-catching demolition of previously undefeated Argentine Diego Santillan (23-1, 15 KOs) at 0:32 of the seventh session on Thursday in Osaka, Japan. The hard-hitting southpaw Japanese registered his eighth defense by dropping the game challenger twice—each once in the sixth and the fatal seventh—with a lethal left called “God’s left.” Yamanaka, five years his senior at 32, exploded a devastating left to send him badly to the deck, and the bloodied Santillan made no effort to raise himself up only to be counted out by the referee Michael Griffin of Canada. It’s a picture-perfect southpaw left.

This show was presented by Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions.

(More to come)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez: You’ll see a quick, strong, and hard punching Chocolatito

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Hogan Photos

Undefeated Nicaraguan WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (42-0, 36 KOs) will get to display his talent on HBO when he takes on top rated contender Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) of Mexico City on May 16 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Fightnews.com caught up with “Chocolatito.”

“This fight is an open door of opportunity I am getting. I would like to take full advantage of it for even greater opportunities,” Chocolatito Gonzalez told Fightnews.com

Gonzalez began training for Sosa in his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua. “The preparation is coming along well, we are training in Nicaragua but I will train in Los Angeles, one month before the fight. I am training very hard for this fight. Training like if I am looking to win my first world title. I train like I always have and that’s hard — especially with greater challenges ahead we step it up more.” (more…)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse, Provodnikov hit Turning Stone

Jr welterweight contenders Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov arrived at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY on Wednesday and took some time to do a photo-op at the hotel and answer a few questions about their training camp. Matthysse has been training out his gym in Argentina and Provodinkov has been training out of the famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. They collide on Saturday on HBO as part of a split site doubleheader.

Matthysse photo: Golden Boy
Provodnikov photo: Miguel Salazar
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April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Ivan Morales fight gets canceled

By Felipe Leon

With no reason why, super flyweight Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (27-0, 15KO) announced via social media that his fight scheduled for this Friday night in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, has been scratched and now he will be fighting in Polanco, Mexico, on April 24th. Subsequently the whole card was cancelled which also featured middleweight Antonio “Tony” Gutierrez and Marcos “No Money” Rios. Multiple attempts to contact Ivan and his brother Diego Morales, one of the promoters of the event, went unanswered.



April 16th, 2015

UFC

New Jersey Fight Night Fantasy Preview

The next contender for the middleweight title will likely be decided in the main event of the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card from New Jersey when Lyoto Machida meets Luke Rockhold in a pivotal matchup at 185 pounds . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC New Jersey Fight Night is live on FOX on Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview Bill Treacy (manager of Daniel Geale)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Daniel Geale’s manager Bill Treacy talks to Fightnews about the June 6 Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale WBC middleweight title bout at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn that will be televised on HBO. Treacy says the Cotto camp have made a mistake in selecting Geale as an opponent probably because of his losses to Darren Barker and Gennady Golovkin in fights in the USA. Treacy says Geale has proven he can fight in a champion’s backyard and be successful as he did when he defeated Germans Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm to win IBF and WBA titles. Treacy says he discounts Cotto’s win over Sergio Martinez as the Argentinian went into the fight with injuries and was boxing on one leg basically. Cotto’s clear loss to Austin Trout who is a pure boxer similar to Geale also gives Treacy confidence.



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: More May-Pac

Ricky Hatton: “Amir Khan could beat Floyd Mayweather”

Mayweather looking to “finish offManny Pacquiao

Is Mayweather-Pacquiao worth the $99.95 price tag?

The New York Times on Manny Pacquiao



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against Santillan

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the line against also undefeated Argentine Diego Santillan (23-0, 15 KOs) today (Thursday) in Osaka, Japan. The hard-hitting southpaw, making his eighth defense, is favored to defeat the much shorter challenger due to his more substantial career and superior punching power. Yamanaka, 32, tipped the beam at 117.75 to 117.5 for Santillan, five years his junior, yesterday. (more…)



April 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Eight division world champion and current WBO welterweight champion Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) held a media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California as he gears up for his showdown with current pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs). Pacquiao will face Mayweather Saturday May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO/Showtime Pay per view.

“I am ready for the fight, I’m excited,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com “Training is very good. I am very happy what we are doing, the training is good,” Pacquiao said. With just over two weeks remaining for the fight, the “Pacman” looked in phenomenal shape as he worked with his long time trainer Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.

“We are in a must win situation for this fight,” Roach said. “I have never seen Manny train as intense like this. I have really prepared my guy to win and I think we will win.” Roach denied rumors that Pacquiao was suffering from leg cramps. “We haven’t had cramps all camp long we did have a blister on the bottom of the foot. I actually thought he had a cramp but then he showed me the blister,” Roach said. (more…)



April 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd Sr. rips Freddie Roach

Things are heating up! Floyd Sr. not pulling any punches.



April 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Sam Colonna: We want to finish Chavez before 12th round

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Trainer Sam Colonna, who started with Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO) eleven years ago and will be in his corner Saturday night when the “Polish Prince” challenges Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1, 32 KO), talks about what it means to fight Chavez Jr. in his backyard, and what Fonfara has to do to beat the former WBC middleweight champion.



April 15th, 2015




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