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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Late Result

Persoon stops Morelli; Delhalle edges Torti in a war!

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



December 17th, 2013



UFC

Marcedes Lewis on Training in MMA

As one of the top tight ends in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Marcedes Lewis isn’t one to get star struck too often, if at all. But then UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell walked into one of his MMA training sessions with FOX’ NFL insider (and UFC analyst) Jay Glazer and all bets were off . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fort Worth, Texas

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

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



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Unbeaten Nielsen returns Feb 15

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



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Illinois Boxing Commission reinstates Campuzano

By Johnny B’

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



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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

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

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

 



December 17th, 2013

Boxing News

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

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



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Broner Exposed — to an Extent

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

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

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

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



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Confirmed: Garcia-Burgos/Jennings-Szpilka

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



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Tufte retains USBO heavyweight title

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

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

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



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Khan says fight with Mayweather “very close,” hopes for an official announcement “within the next couple of weeks”

By James Slater

Who will superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior fight next? Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman or someone else? Mayweather is set to box again in May and Britain’s Amir Khan seems to be the frontrunner to land the next shot at Floyd. And, as quoted by Sky Sports’ website today, Khan says a fight between he and Mayweather is “very close now.” Khan said he is hoping official confirmation of his big chance will come in a couple of weeks time.

“It’s the fight I’ve always been after and we’re very close now, not too far away,” Khan said. “Hopefully something is going to be announced within the next couple of weeks.” (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Official WBC statement on Vitali Klitschko

VITALI KLITSCHKO: WBC CHAMPION EMERITUS AND CHAMPION OF LIFE!

The WBC is proud and honored to confirm the status of Vitali Klitschko as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Emeritus. Undoubtedly, Vitali has earned that distinction through his actions inside and outside the ring.

Vitali Klitschko is fighting the fight of his life, this time outside the ring. Vitali is showing to the world what is the true heart of a champion by leading his countrymen to battle in the streets in their search of human equality, rights and peace for the great country of the Ukraine.

Vitali Klitschko announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the Ukraine, which election will take place in 2015. Vitali believed he would be able to defend his WBC Heavyweight World Championship, and wanted to do so against the WBC mandatory contender Bermane Stiverne. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Chino Maidana gets hero’s welcome in Argentina, calls out Floyd Mayweather

By Gabriel F. Cordero

“The only one I want to fight is Mayweather,” Maidana told the press at the airport. “Nothing has been discussed yet. Now we’re going to take a vacation and rest, but the only one that I will go back and fight with is Mayweather.”

“I never feared [Broner] and I showed that I deserve to be part of the biggest events.

“He said that he was going to hit me so much that I would leave speaking English after the fight but it seems to me he’s now speaking Spanish!”



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko becomes WBC champion emeritus, WBC heavyweight title now vacant

The Board Meeting of the WBC and its president Jose Sulaiman have decided to appoint Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) as Champion Emeritus. The WBC gave its full support to Vitali Klitschko in his political activities in his home country Ukraine and understands that he is unable to defend his title inside the ring in the foreseeable future. Therefore the WBC appointed Klitschko Champion Emeritus and thus gives him the opportunity to decide at a later point whether he wants to resign from professional boxing or fight for the WBC heavyweight title again.

Vitali Klitschko: “I want to thank the WBC and its president Don Jose Sulaiman for the support in our fight for democracy and freedom in the Ukraine. It was and is a great honor to hold the WBC title and I’ve always done it with pride. The offer of the WBC gives me the theoretical possibility to return to the boxing ring which I cannot imagine at all to the current state. Right now, my full concentration is on politics in Ukraine, and I feel that the people need me there. My brother Wladimir will ensure more sporting success and I will – as always – support him as much as he currently supports me in my political fight.”



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez returns Saturday

Undefeated two-time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez (7-0, 7 KOs), has been creating quite a buzz with his fan friendly style and spectacular performances. The native of Nogales, Sonora fights December 21 in Tijuana at the Caliente Racetrack. He will face Cristian Barajas (4-4-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana in a scheduled six-round featherweight clash. This will be only his second pro fight in Mexico.

We caught up with the Top Rank promoted prospect and asked him a few questions about his life and aspirations. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Not one, but two fights this week for vacant WBU cruiserweight titles, and Roy Jones Jr. is going for one of them

By Karl Freitag

Two rival sanctioning organizations using the name “World Boxing Union” will be putting their vacant cruiserweight titles up for grabs this week.

On Wednesday night, 44-year-old former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (52-18-2, 36 KOs) and 39-year-old Bobby “Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-5-1, 18 KOs) are scheduled to fight at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on a card promoted by XFE. Johnson-Gunn will be for the vacant WBU cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union, Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Then, on Saturday night, 44-year-old future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40 KOs) returns against 36-year-old Frenchman Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs) at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia, on a card promoted by Vladimir Hrunov. Jones-Benmakhlouf will be for the vacant cruiserweight title offered by the World Boxing Union V, located in Coppenbrügge, Germany.

Jones was actually originally scheduled to face Gunn for the WBU belt in Pennsylvania, but later opted to face Benmakhlouf in Moscow for the WBU V belt. Glen Johnson (who kayoed Jones in an IBF light heavyweight title fight in 2004) was brought in as a late replacement to face Gunn for the WBU belt.

Interestingly, neither of the current WBU groups are affiliated with the original World Boxing Union founded by Jon W. Robinson in 1995. That group eventually fell apart after Robinson passed away in 2004.



December 16th, 2013

Boxing Result

Morales Stops Jimenez in Homecoming

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara

On Saturday night, Tijuana, Mexico, welcomed back home undefeated super flyweight Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (24-0, 14KOs), the younger brother of former world champions Erik “Terrible” and Diego “Pelucho” Morales, in the main event at the Tecate Box tour tent located in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack. With his brother “Pelucho” in his corner and with “Terrible” on the sidelines, the twenty-two year old southpaw quickly stopped former world ranked light flyweight Manuel “Menny” Jimenez (13-4-1, 7KOs) in the second round of a scheduled super flyweight ten rounds.

Morales, who is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, had not performed in his hometown since April of 2012 instead traveling north to the United States and south to different points of Mexico. In his last fight in the border city, Morales defeated Edgar Martinez to capture the WBC International Silver title. Since then, he has defended it three times, over veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado, Alejandro Morales and Cesar Javier Gandara with a couple more fights sprinkled in. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley, Jamie Foxx React to Adrien Broner Loss

While on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game, celebrities gave their reaction to the Adriaen Broner versus Marcos Maidana fight.



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A fast paced nine bout fight card was presented free of charge by Promotions Zanfer on Friday night at the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the historic Caliente Racetrack parking lot in the heart of Tijuana, Mexico. In the main event, Ensenada, Mexico’s Gabriel Piña (5-4-1, 2KOs) finally had a fight go his way by taking handle of the situation and stopping former title challenger David “Morita” De La Mora (25-5, 18KOs) of Tijuana in the fifth round of a scheduled super bantamweight eight.

Piña, a victim of questionable hometown decisions, decided to not let it go that way this time as he punished De La Mora to the body from the opening bell. “Morita” tried to box from his toes in the third and scored good two and three punch combinations to the face of Piña. Being the bigger man, Piña walked right through the punches and continued his relentless pressure. By the third, De La Mora developed a small mouse under his eye. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Mansour chops down Price

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events

Undefeated knockout artist, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) made a statement to all the top fighters in the heavyweight division on Saturday night with a hard fought seventh round stoppage of the six foot seven inch giant Kelvin “Price is right” Price (14-2, 6KOs) in the schedule ten round main event of the evening at Resorts Casino and Hotel. In the co-feature of the entertaining seven bout card televised nationally on NBC Sports “Fight Night” series and promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (15-2, 9 KOs) put on an impressive performance, as he easily out boxed Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-2, 9 KOs), handing him just his second loss as a pro in twenty three fights, with a one sided ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 99-91 x 2 and 99-90 respectively. (more…)



December 16th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Should Shane Cameron have his head examined for wanting to continue his career? More

Word is, former porn actress Sunny Leone and former champ Terry Norris are teaming up to start a boxing gym. More

Yet another boxing fatality this weekend: 16-year-old amateur Jonas Joshua Garcia passed away on Sunday. More

Funeral specifics for former champ Ezra Sellers: More



December 15th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 9: Postfight and Bonus Recap

Five fighters joined UFC President Dana White at the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight press conference: Joe Lauzon, Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, and Ryan LaFlare
Faber took home Submission of the Night for his victory over tough challenger Michael McDonald. The California Kid blitzed McDonald with a flurry of punches, then locked in a guillotine to get the finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



December 15th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Broner breaks Twitter silence, starts campaigning for rematch with Maidana



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Malignaggi: Tonight Broner was fully exposed

Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi, who had a highly bitter fight with Adrien Broner last June, had some scathing comments regarding his former rival on last night’s telecast. “Broner hadn’t been fighting all that many world class level fighters and when he had, he’d already had trouble,” stated Malignaggi. “Tonight he was fully exposed.”

“I give credit for the toughness for hanging in there when it got tough. At the same time, let’s not forget that headbutt in the eighth round wasn’t all that much. He was looking for a way out, and I’m gonna call him on it. He was looking for a way out. He was looking to get Maidana DQ’d. That headbutt wasn’t all that hard. Maidana dug his head under his chin just to kind of get his arms free.

“I want to make one last point. This proves tonight there is only one Floyd Mayweather. Everybody was looking for the next Floyd Mayweather. Everyone had been looking to crown Adrien Broner when he had beaten a lot of, and I have said it in the past, I’m not going to criticize him because I’m not going to be a fighter and not the analyst tonight, but I called him on it when we were getting ready to fight, he beat a lot of laundromat workers. You can’t anoint somebody the next Floyd Mayweather before they’ve actually been crowned.”



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Johnson, Buchanan Notch Wins in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Two Maryland light heavyweights who may one day step into the ring against one another scored victories on a Madness Boxing card Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

In the main event, Oxon Hill, MD’s Alexander “The Great” Johnson won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran DeLeon Tinsley of Orlando, FL. Johnson got off to a great start in the first round as he landed solid shots to Tinsley’s head. However, Johnson let Tinsley stay in the contest but never gave him an opportunity to take control of the bout. Johnson almost ended the bout in the sixth round with a counter right that dropped Tinsley. However, Tinsley managed to survive until the bell. Johnson won by shutout scores of 60-52 (twice) and 60-53 to raise his record to 15-1, six KOs. Tinsley falls to 9-11-1, five KOs.

In the co-feature, Capitol Heights, MD’s Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan returned to the ring for the first time since his loss to Shawn Hawk on March of 2012 and scored a third-round TKO over William Gil of Toms River, NJ. (more…)



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana-Broner Postfight Notes

Attendance on Saturday night at the Alamodome was 11,312.

Plans are for Marcos Maidana to arrive back in Buenos Aires on Monday morning at 8:50AM on American Airlines Flight 997 from Dallas.

Still nothing official on whether Adrien Broner actually suffered a broken jaw as speculated, but he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer stated Broner had no rematch clause in the contract.

No tweets yet from the @AdrienBroner Twitter account, which is normally very active on the social network.

Broner is still WBC lightweight champion. Whether he can get back to 135lbs. remains to be seen. His last defense of that belt was February 16, 2013. He weighed 144.4 lbs. for the Maidana fight.



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Full Report: Ando wins WBC female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Game Japanese girl, ex-WBA female champ Mari Ando (11-6, 5 KOs), 104.25, acquired the vacant WBC female strawweight (105-pound) belt as she earned a split decision (96-94, 95-94 and 92-96) over Mexican Jasseth Noriega (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 104.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. The referee from Korea was Kyoungha Shin, a university lecturer, who controlled the fast-moving contest very well.

Ando was in command in the first two rounds, but Noriega floored her with a well-timed right in the beginning of the third and also took the fourth with her aggressiveness.

After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated that Noriega was leading on points: 38-37 twice and 40-35, all for Noriega, a mother with a three-year-old son. (more…)



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Maidana speaks after defeating Broner



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Mijares crushes Soto in Mexico City

Former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KOs) scored a third round KO over Jiovanny “Bambino” Soto (38-15 -1, 32 KOs) in the Domo del Sindicato de Trabajadores del Seguro Social in Maxico City on Saturday night. Mijares dropped Soto three times before the bout was halted at 1:03.



December 15th, 2013

Boxing News

Thompson, Gomez score quick KOs

WBC #5 super featherweight Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (28-3, 25 KOs) scored a first round KO over Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (21-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Prince Doku Jr. (18-4, 12 KOs).



December 15th, 2013

UFC

UFC on FOX 9: DJ by KO, Faber via sub

Fans of the FOX main card saw two emphatic finishes, as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his belt with the most emphatic win of his career, knocking out hometown favorite Joseph Benavidez. Plus, Sacramento icon Urijah Faber pulled out one of his best wins yet in the co-main event.

After getting a split decision win in their first title fight, Johnson left no doubt in the rematching, scoring a clean knockout of the ultra-tough Benavidez in just over two minutes . . . Click here for more at UFC.com.
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Coming up next: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva is LIVE on PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Saturday, December 28, from Las Vegas . . .  Click here for more



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Problem Solved! Maidana punishes Broner

Thurman, Santa Cruz, Shumenov retain titles in San Antonio

By Warren Worthington
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In a fight of the year candidate, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (34-4, 31 KOs) dropped welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (27-1, 22 KOs) twice and took away his WBA belt with a twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Maidana immediately cracked Broner with a right hand in the first round and had Broner holding on. Maidana continued the aggression in round two and dropped Broner. Maidana continued to pummel Broner for the rest of the round. Round three was close, but Maidana outworked Broner again in round four. Broner landed the cleaner shots in rounds five and six. Maidana upped the pressure in the seventh but also appeared to be slowing down.

The turning point came in round eight when Maidana dropped Broner again. Broner held on as Maidana launched his violent follow-up attack. Maidana gave Broner a light headbutt under the chin as the fighters wrestled, and Broner flopped on the canvas looking for a DQ. Referee Laurence Cole took a point from Maidana and the bout continued. A reenergized Maidana had a big round nine punishing Broner with hard shots. Maidana was busier again in the tenth. Broner’s corner advised him that he needed a KO entering the eleventh. Both fighters landed big punches in the eleventh, with Broner connecting right at the bell. A desperate Broner fought hard in the twelfth looking for a KO that didn’t come. Scores were 115-110, 116-109, 117-109.

“The plan was to fight any which way we can do it and we won,” said Maidana afterward. When asked if he’d be open for a rematch, the new champ stated “Yes I have no problem in having another fight with Broner.”

Broner immediately left the ring without comment. It is suspected that he might have sustained a broken jaw, although that isn’t confirmed. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Rodriguez stops Dos Santos; Novikov tops Perez

Photos: Alex Roman / Miguel Cotto Promotions, Peter Amador / Top Rank

WBO #6 featherweight Gamalier Rodriguez (22-2-3, 15 KOs) scored a bloody eighth round TKO over Aldimar Dos Santos (19-6, 10 KOs) in a good action fight on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez was cut over the left eye by an accidental head clash in round six and won when the bout was halted in round eight due to blood coming from a cut over Santos’ left ear. Time was 1:29. Rodriguez retained his NABO title.

Earlier, unbeaten super lightweight Anton Novikov (28-0, 10 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Denver’s Manuel “Manny” Perez (20-9-1, 4 KOs) in the opening bout. Scores were 96-94, 98-92 and 99-91. (more…)



December 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour stops Price, Wilson KOs Rodriguez, Thompson, Cunningham victorious in Atlantic City

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events

Unbeaten 41-year-old heavyweight Amir Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over 6’7 Kelvin Price (14-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Early on Price was largely successful in keeping the much shorter Mansour on the outside with his jab, while the 41-year-old Mansour tried to work in close. Mansour broke through in round four and battered Price. Mansour dropped Price in round five with a left hand, but Price survived the round. Both fighters traded big shots in the seventh and Mansour dropped Price again. Price staggered back to his corner and stayed on his stool after the round.

Heavyweight slugger Darnell “The Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson (25-17-4, 21 KOs) pulled the upset, handing previously undefeated David “El Nino” Rodriguez (36-1, 34 KOs) his first loss as a professional, a last second knockout. Wilson threw the heavy hooks throughout, but Rodriguez was the busier fighter. In the sixth and final round, Wilson cut Rodriguez with a right hand, then became like a shark smelling blood in the water banging away with vicious hooks. It looked like Rodriguez would survive until the final bell until Wilson swung a big left and it found its mark, sending Rodriguez flat on his back. It was clear he would not reach his feet and Referee Lindsey Page immediately waved the fight off without a count at 2:59 of the sixth and final round. (more…)



December 14th, 2013




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