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Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Late sub Ruiz outpoints Martinez

Photo: Manny "Mitts" Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions Late sub Erik Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KOs) scored a surprising ten round majority ...

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Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...

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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Boxing News

Amir Khan media workout

By Andrew Greenman
Photos: Tri Nguyen

Former two-time world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) hosted a media workout on Monday at his gym in Hayward, California, ahead of his PPV battle against WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya was first to arrive which took a bit of pressure off Amir Khan’s anticipated arrival. Oscar sat down first to answer questions. (more…)



April 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Anthony Joshua reveals baby boy on Instagram

“I’ve been very lucky,” says Nick Blackwell on social media

Tyson Fury row ex-BBC journalist West missed Belfast so much he’s back for good

Why Nonito Donaire should choose Carl Frampton over Guillermo Rigondeaux for his next fight



April 19th, 2016


UFC

UFC 197: Extended preview

UFC 197 features the interim light heavyweight championship fight between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight belt vs. Henry Cejudo. The action begins April 23 live on Pay-Per-View . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki camp mulls over next step

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Leon Margules, president of Warriors Boxing and co-promoter (with Polish trio Andrzej Wasilewski, Tomasz Babilonski and Piotr Werner/Sferis Promotions/Babilon Promotions), who six months ago decided that was worth the risk to match undefeated Polish cruiserweight Krzysztof “The Head” Glowacki with legendary Marco Huck, was proven right again. Glowacki, after another spectacular performance, defended his WBO title at the Barclays Center against former IBF champ Steve Cunningham during Saturday’s PBC on NBC broadcast. “As a promoter, I want to make great television – this is what promoters do. Glowacki is a terrific fighter. When it comes to his future we have to wait until many of the important fights in the cruiserweight division will be completed over the next month of so,” said Margules, who does not rule out any fight for his world champion – from mandatory defense to unification bout.



April 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Zbikowski makes ring return in Chicago Friday

Hitz Boxing returns to The Belvedere this Friday, as Notre Dame great Tommy Zbikowski makes his long-awaited ring return in his hometown of Chicago. A fighter inside the ring, and a Chicago Firefighter outside the ring, the former NFLer fights for more than money or fame on Friday, as he raises money for fallen Chicago Firefighter Daniel Capuano, who was killed in the line of duty in a Chicago warehouse fire in December. A portion of the evening’s profits will be donated to Capuano’s family. (more…)



April 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Enriquez ready for LA Forum showcase

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Carlos Angel

It has been over a year since former WBO female flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7KO) lost her title via a controversial split decision to veteran Melissa McMorrow back in February of 2015. Since then the charismatic 22-year-old has fought twice back in her more natural weight class of 108 pounds and this Saturday night, April 23rd, will partake in her biggest fight to date, at least stage-wise, when she faces fellow top-ten rated Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana (9-2-2, 1KO) of San Diego, CA, in a junior flyweight eight rounder as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Dominic Wade fight card at the Forum in Los Angeles. (more…)



April 19th, 2016

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

Ivan Redkach 135.2 vs. Luis Cruz 134.9
Immanuwel Aleem 158.9 vs. Jonathan Cepeda 160.4
Kyrone Davis 158.2 vs. Junior Castillo 157.8
Frank De Alba 131 vs. Daniel Perales 130.9
Stephen Fulton 122.8 vs. Adalberto Zorilla 122.5
Kent Cruz 139.1 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 140
Dustin Pague 146.9 vs. Rafael Davis 144.4
Nicholas Hernandez 152.9 vs. TBA

Venue: Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1

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April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin-Wade officials named

The California Boxing Commission has appointed the officials for Saturday’s WBA/IBF/WBC (interim) title fight between world champion Gennady Golovkin and Dominic Wade at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The third man in the ring will be Jack Reiss. Judges are Pat Russell, Steve Morrow and Adelaide Byrd.

Golovkin will be making the sixteenth defense of his WBA belt and the first defense of his IBF belt.



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Fernando Montiel set for return on April 30 at StubHub Center

Photo: Promociones Zanfer

Three-time world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel of Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico will return to the ring on Saturday April 30 as part of the card the TGB will promote from the StubHub Center and that will telecast live on Fox and Fox Deportes as part of Premier Boxing Champions series. Montiel (54-5-2, 39 Kos) will take on undefeated Jorge Lara (27-0-2, 19 Kos) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10 round featherweight bout on the same card the Victor Ortiz will take on Andre Berto in the main event.

“This is a great opportunity for me to show that I still belong at the highest level of boxing. This is a tough fight. I will be facing a young undefeated fighter who is hungry to prove himself and I know how that feels, because I was in shoes once,” said Montiel who has won world titles at 112, 115 and 118 pounds.

“I will be ready to give the fans a great fight. This is the type of fight that I need to win, so I can get another opportunity to fight for a world championship and that’s what why I still in boxing,” said Montiel. (more…)



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten cruisers collide on May 13

Unbeaten Mayweather Promotions star Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (12-0, 11 KOs) and undefeated power-puncher Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (16-0, 11 KOs) will clash in an 10 round cruiserweight bout on May 13 on ShoBox: The New Generation from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. Also featured is another matchup in the cruiserweight division as 2012 U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter (11-0, 8 KOs) battles fellow unbeaten Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) in 10-round bout.



April 18th, 2016

UFC

UFC sells out Ottawa debut

UFC® announced today that UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACDONALD vs. THOMPSON, taking place at The Arena at TD Place, on June 18 is sold out. The event will be headlined by two of the best welterweights in the world as No.1-ranked Rory MacDonald (18-3, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada by way of Quesnel, B.C., Canada) meets No.2-ranked Stephen Thompson (12-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA) in a bout that could determine the next title contender in the competitive 170-pound division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Liebenberg arrives in Stockholm

Light heavyweight Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) has arrived in Sweden today ready for his fight with Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hovet in Stockholm. The South African fighter has wasted no time making his feelings known. “I think Skoglund is overrated,” he says. “He has never fought anyone good. He has a record of 24-0 and a top-ten World ranking that he doesn’t deserve. I thought Swedes were tough Vikings, but clearly I’m wrong. I’m looking forward to showing Sweden what a real fighter is!

“Erik is the exact opposite of a tough Viking. He is just a pretty face. A poster boy. I saw he posted a video on Facebook the other day playing guitar and I couldn’t help laughing. Is he serious? Am I fighting Justin Bieber or should I call him Erik Bieber? (more…)



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Olympic gold medalist Boonjamong in action Friday

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Thailand’s two-time Olympic medalist Manus Boonjamong (5-0, 3 KOs) will take on Canadian Ryan Ford (5-0, 3 KOs) on Friday at the Infantry Center Division 7, Maerim, Chiangmai, Thailand.

“Bonjamning is an incredible talent who won the junior welterweight Olympic Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the Silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games,” said Jimmy Chaichotchuang, leading IBF promoter in Thailand. “Boonjamnong will have his sixth professional fight against the Canadian’ Ryan Ford. This will be the acid test for Boonjamnong to fight Ford who is former MMA champion.” (more…)



April 18th, 2016

UFC

RDA focusing on Jiu-jitsu, ‘misses submitting’ people

Rafael Dos Anjos, who is scheduled to make his second title defense against Eddie Alvarez in a UFC FIGHT PASS exclusive card on July 7, is almost fully healed from a sore foot and is busy planning camp for his return . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin-Wade undercard finalized

Fans watching on HBO will see world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight Dominic Wade and flyweight king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez take on McWilliams Arroyo. Fans attending the fights at the Fabulous Forum will see four additional undercard matchups.

In female action, Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7 KOs) faces Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana (9-2-2, 1 KOs) in an eight round flyweight bout and Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada (5-0, 1 KO) battles Selene Lopez (3-4-3, 1 KO). Also, undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (13-0, 8 KOs) meets Rosberg “Lobito” Montoya (16-7-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled six round clash. Rounding out the action is a “Battle of the Pedros” as undefeated junior lightweight Pedro “Little Pete” Duran (13-0, 10 KOs) collides with Pedro “Manitas de Piedra” Lopez (6-2-1, 2 KOs). A sell-out is expected, but there are still some tickets available.



April 18th, 2016

Column

The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

WORKING TOGETHER WORKS!

My dearest father, Jose Sulaiman, always thought me that there is nothing more important than unity and respect. There are countless famous quotes, one of my favorites is: “Together we stand, divided we fall.”

Boxing is a different sport from all other major ones. Unlike the NFL in football, MLB in baseball, NBA in basketball, NHL in hockey, etc… Boxing governing entities have absolutely nothing to do with the business aspect of the sport. In boxing, independent promotional companies handle the business, TV deals, site deals and gate, sponsorship, etc…. This creates a model which often leads to individual efforts instead of actions for the common benefit of all in the industry, leads to antagonism and power struggle among boxing promoters, managers, agents, etc ….

The same happens within boxing governing bodies. Boxing is structured with several levels of jurisdiction and it all depends on the laws of each individual country which complicates, in some cases, the correct administration of the sport. (more…)



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

GGG aims to extend KO streak this weekend

Photo: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

Photo: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions


All eyes will be on undefeated unified middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on Saturday night as he goes for his 22nd consecutive knockout. Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) will defend his WBA, IBF WBC “Interim” titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday at the Fabulous Forum in in Inglewood, California.

Co-featured will be WBC flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KOs) battling world ranked contender McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) of Puerto Rico.

Both bouts will be televised live on HBO.

All four TV fighters were within the WBC-required limit at their respective seven-day weigh-ins. Golovkin weighed 164 lbs., while Wade tipped the scales at 166 lbs. “Chocolatito” weighed 115.8 lbs. at his training camp in Costa Rica and Arroyo hit the scale at 115.4 lbs.

On Sunday at Dodger Stadium, Golovkin threw out the ceremonial first pitch just prior to the nationally televised contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. It was the third time the honor was extended to GGG.



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather splashes the cash once again

Stephen Smith fails in bid to join brother Liam as world champ

When The Champ came to town

Amir Khan not bothered about fighting Kell Brook



April 18th, 2016

UFC

UFC makes first trip to South Dakota in July

The Octagon will set down in South Dakota for the first time on Wednesday, July 13, as the UFC presents a UFC Fight Night Event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Video Interview: Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury on Klitschko rematch, Anthony Joshua and being world heavyweight champion.



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Team Petalcorin files WBC protest

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

A formal protest has been lodged to the WBC office over Friday’s split decision loss by former WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin against Omar Kimweri in Melbourne, Australia. Scores were 114-113 Petalcorin, and 115-112, 115-112 for Kimweri, who claimed the WBC flyweight silver title.

“Team Petalcorin have lodged a formal protest with the WBC on the grounds the referee (Malcolm Bulmar) did not score four knockdowns to Randy Petalcorin,” said Petalcorin’s promoter Peter Maniatis. “If the knockdowns were correctly awarded, Randy wins the fight by a margin. The WBC integrity unit will view the whole fight and make a decision. Team Petalcorin have no futher comment on this matter till the WBC decide what happens.”



April 17th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Tampa Talking Points and Post-fight

No title fights? No problem.

Fight Night Tampa’s card sustained multiple shakeups over the past two weeks. But the outcome still left us with fights that have significant impacts on divisions and future title shots . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post Fight Bonus Recap

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Russell: I will go anywhere to get Lomachenko

After obliterating Patrick Hyland on Saturday night at Foxwoods, WBC featherweight world champion “Mister” Gary Russell Jr. was asked what is next. “I’m ready to fight anyone in the division – Santa Cruz, Lee Selby. We are ready. But what I really want is [Vasyl] Lomachenko. I don’t care if he moves up to 147 pounds. I will go anywhere to get that fight,” Russell said. Next up could be WBC interim featherweight champ Oscar Escandon.



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Cunningham: Glowacki – smart fighter w/big punch

By Przemek Garczarczyk



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Mia St. John stops Lewis in four

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Former WBC female super welterweight champion Mia St John (49-14-2, 19 KOs) of Los Angeles stopped Lisa Lewis (0-1) of New Zealand, on Saturday night at the Trust Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Referee Lance Revill called it off in round four.

The 35-year-old Lisa Lewis, who was making her professional debut, was also the promoter of the event. The 48-year-old St John won her second straight. (more…)



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Van Heerden defeats Claggett

Photo: Manny "Mitts" Murillo/Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions

Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo/Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions


Welterweight Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden (24-2-1, 12 KOs) hammered out a ten round majority decision over Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (23-4-1, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) in Las Vegas. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 95-95. Close fight, no knockdowns.

“I knew I won this fight, 120-percent, but I knew it was close,” Van Heerden commented. “We’re both winners tonight because of it was so close and we entertained the crowd. Me and Claggett entertained the crowd…..we delivered. I’ve been through so much and the lord helped me get this win. I look forward to a rematch, but I want to move forward.” (more…)



April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC #10 Estrella barely gets past Corley

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC #10 ranked lightweight Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (26-1, 23 KOs) won a close twelve round majority decision over 41-year-old former world champion DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley (44-27-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido in Monterrey, Mexico. Beforehand, the 41-year-old Corley called this fight “an impossible test” for Estrella, and true to his word the fight was competitive throughout. After eight, WBC open scoring had it 80-72, 77-76 and 78-74 for Estrella. In round nine, Corley dropped Estrella with a right hand that left him spaghetti-legged. Estrella survived the round and was pretty much on his bicycle for the rest of the fight. In the end, judges saw it 114-114 and 117-110, 116-111 for Estrella.

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April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Nery, Zepeda victorious in Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Unbeaten WBA #7 bantamweight Luis “Panterita” Nery (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Martín “Pini” Casillas (15-7-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio “Juan de la Barrera” in Mexico City. Nery dropped Casillas twice en route to a 100-88, 99-89, 98-90 verdict.

In the co-feature, WBO #1 lightweight José “Chon” Zepeda (25-1, 21 KOs) pounded out a workmanlike ten round unnaimous decision over veteran Pedro “Vaquero” Navarrete (29-22-3, 18 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 97-92 and 97-92.

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April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Russell demolishes Hyland in two; Pedraza retains IBF 130lb belt against Smith

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

WBC featherweight champion “Mr.” Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KOs) annihilated Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (31-2, 15 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night in the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Russell knocked down Hyland three times in round two to end it. Time was 1:33.

In an exciting twelve round bout, Puerto Rican world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (22-0, 12 KOs) outslugged #1 contender Stephen “Swifty” Smith (23-2, 13 KOs) to retain the IBF jr. lightweight title. Pedraza controlled most of the fight, dropping Smith with a right hook in the ninth round, but Smith rallied to survive. Pedraza dominated the early portion of the fight, but Smith had moments in rounds four and five, and again in eleven and twelve where he landed his own 1-2 combinations. Smith began timing the champion mid-way through the fight, but couldn’t sustain enough of an attack to win rounds over Pedraza. Overall, it was an impressive victory for DiBella’s IBF titleholder, who showed grit and adversity against a tough and capable opponent. Scores were 117-110, 116-111, 116-111.

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April 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Verdejo, Diaz victorious in Puerto Rico

Undefeated Puerto Rican rising star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (21-0, 14 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Rodriguez (18-9, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Verdejo dominated with sharp punches early on. Rugged brawler Rodriguez had his moments as the bout progressed, but he also often found himself fending off the violent assaults of the stronger, faster Verdejo. In the end, scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Verdejo successfully made the fourth defense of his WBO Latino lightweight title.

In a clash between unbeaten featherweights, Puerto Rico’s Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (16-0, 10 KOs) kept his “0” by defeating Ray Ximenez (13-1, 3 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, over eight entertaining rounds. Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 80-72. The 21-year-old Diaz claimed the WBO Youth title.

In his Top Rank debut, featherweight Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (6-0, 3 KOs) remained unbeaten with a six round unanimous decision over Harold Reyes (2-4-1, 0 KOs). Scores were 58-54, 58-54, 57-55.



April 16th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Tampa: Teixeira KOs Evans

Six weeks ago, Glover Teixeira didn’t have a fight scheduled. By Saturday night, he was in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card at Tampa’s Amalie Arena and he scored the biggest win of his career, knocking out former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in the first round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Namajunas, Swanson go distance for wins

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Spence smashes Algieri; Glowacki retains WBO belt against Cunningham

By Arvin Nundloll and John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Leo Wilson / Ryan Greene – Premier Boxing Champions

Rising star and 2012 U.S. Olympian welterweight Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over former world champion Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Spence battered Algieri from the get-go, dropping him in round four and finishing him with two more knockdowns in round five. Time was :48.

Unbeaten WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Glowacki (26-0, 16 KOs) retaimed his twitle with a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time cruiserweight world champion Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (28-8, 13 KOs). Glowacki floored Cunningham twice in round two, but Cunningham recovered and fought back well. Glowacki put Cunningham on the deck again in round ten. A desperate Cunningham went for broke in round twelve, but got caught and dropped again. Scores were 116-108, 115-109, 115-109.

In a clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian and hometown favorite “Sir” Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KOs) won a questionable eight round split decision over Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (21-1, 14 KOs). Browne was credited with a gift knockdown after a Kalajdzic slip, then was doubly fortunate that he wasn’t deducted a point for hitting Kalajdzic when he was on the canvas. Kalajdzic rocked Browne in round four and knocked him down in round six. In the end, scores were 76-74, 76-75 Browne, 76-74 Kalajdzic.

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April 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Chad Dawson TKO victory highlights off-TV results from Foxwoods

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney


By Jason Marchetti at ringside

Former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KO’s) returned to his home state to TKO Cornelius White (23-5, 17 KOs) in the fourth round in a bout at light heavyweight on the undercard of Gary Russell, Jr. vs. Patrick Hyland at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. A right hand to the temple wobbled White and brought him to the ropes, while Dawson finished him off with a dozen wide power shots before the ref stopped the fight. White protested the stoppage but he had on earmuffs and was not throwing any punches from the corner. Once considered the best in the division, Dawson no longer finds himself on the top ten of any major sanctioning body. He was impressive tonight and did what was expected against an opponent with far less pedigree. (more…)



April 16th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Tampa: Chiesa, Graves get sub wins, Pennington earns close victory

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa made his case for a spot in the lightweight top 10 Saturday, as he rebounded from a slow start to submit Beneil Dariush in the second round at Tampa’s Amalie Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Dodson makes it look easy in bantamweight return

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results From Brooklyn

By Arvin Nundloll and John DiSanto at ringside

Brooklyn female featherweight star Heather Hardy (16-0, 4 KOs) kept her unbeaten record intact with a fourth round TKO over Swedish opponent Anna Hultin (8-3, 2 KOs) in round four of their scheduled eight rounder. Hardy faced a more athletic and taller opponent in Hultin, meaning that she needed to keep the action inside the pocket. The first few rounds had Hultin picking away at Hardy with her reach but failing to stop Hardy from advancing inside and getting her body shots in. The third round saw Hardy unleash a volley of hooks, catching Hultin with an overhand right and opened up her nose to create problems for Hultin’s breathing. During the fourth round, Hultin appeared to sustain a shoulder injury and turned away, forcing the referee to consult the doctor at ringside for a diagnosis. Having received confirmation that the right shoulder was preventing her from fighting the referee stopped the fight. The time of the stoppage at 2:48 in round four.

San Antonio lightweight Mario Barrios pitched an eight round shutout against veteran Edgar Gabejan of the Philippines to push his record to 15-0, 8 KOs. Barrios scored a flash knockdown in the first round and dominated the rest of the fight. All three official scores were 80-71. Gabejan fell to 26-33-6, 9 KOs. (more…)



April 16th, 2016




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