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Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

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

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

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

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

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

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

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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

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Weights from Minnesota

Weights from Minnesota

Photos: S.C. Photography Comebacking former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KOs) returns tonight against Mexican heavyweight Francisco Mireles (17-8, 5 KOs). The ...

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Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt

Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

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

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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Weights from Minnesota

Weights from Minnesota

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Boxing News

Weights from Rosarito, BC

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Antonio “KÑS” Lozada 139.70 vs Ramiro Alcaraz 139.70
Patricio “Picudo” Moreno 133.50 vs David González 134

Venue: Auditorio Ernersto Ruf Appel
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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December 13th, 2013



UFC

UFC on FOX 9 at the scales

UFC on FOX 9, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez and the bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald, airs live on FOX from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FOX Sports 1 for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening prelim bout at 4:30pm ET / 1:30 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Joseph Benavidez (125) VS Demetrious Johnson (125)

FOX MAIN CARD
Michael McDonald (135.25) VS Urijah Faber (135)
Nik Lentz (145) VS Chad Mendes (145)
Mac Danzig (155) VS Joe Lauzon (155)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Ryan LaFlare (170) VS Court McGee (169.5)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Danny Castillo (155)
Pat Healy (155) VS Bobby Green (155)
Zach Makovsky (125) VS Scott Jorgensen (124.5)
Cody McKenzie (155) VS Sam Stout (154)
Roger Bowling (155) VS Abel Trujillo (155)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Darren Uyenoyama (125) VS Alptekin Ozkilic (125)

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Thompson: Coyne’s never faced anyone like me

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By Bob Caico
Photo: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) has his own personal redemption Saturday night, live on NBCSN. Main Events will present “Road To Redemption” featuring Amir Mansour and Kelvin Price in the headline attraction. Thompson takes on Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. Thompson’s last national television exposure was a third-round stoppage at the hands of current champion Sergey Kovalev, a fight he took on two weeks notice.

“I’m a fighter, I took a chance and he beat me fair and square. My last TV appearance didn’t go as planned but trust and believe this fight will,” said the confident fighter from Buffalo, NY. (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Ando, Noriega to collide today

By Joe Koizumi

By the end of this year we will see still no less than five world title bouts scheduled here in Japan. Japanese female speedster Mari Ando (10-6, 5 KOs) will face Mexican Jasseth Noriega (16-2-1, 5 KOs) in a quest for the vacant WBC 105-pound championship today (Saturday) in Osaka, Japan. The #3 ranked Ando previously held the WBA light-minimumweight (102-pound) belt but lost it to compatriot Ayaka Miyao last year, and failed to win it back from Miyao by a hairline decision in a rematch this year. The #4 rated Noriega, two years her junior at 23, arrived here this Monday and has had a good condition to get acclimated with the weather and atmosphere in Osaka.

At the weigh-in ceremony of today Ando tipped the beam at 104.25 to 104.75 for Noriega. It will be refereed by Ms. Kyoungha Shin, a Korean university lecturer, with the WBC supervisor Major Lee. (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Derric Rossy 235 vs. Jonte Willis 226
Natu Visinia 276 vs. Jon Bolden 218
Rafael Hernandez 134 vs. Dedrick Bell 134

Allan Phelan 128 vs. Tomi Archambault 129
Ytalo Perera 232 vs. Tyrone Gibson 222
Phillip Moreno 129 vs. Nathan Seelye 124.5

Venue: Pacplex
Promoter: Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing
1st bell: 7pm est
TV: www.pandafeed.tv



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Browne-Tillman Full Report

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBC #11 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (19-0, 17 KOs) stayed busy, scoring a second round KO over Clarence Tillman (11-15-2, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Time was 2:23. Matt Clark, the manager of Browne, was happy with the win over Clarence Tillman and said “Lucas tore him apart with vicious left rips to the body and the straight right to the head. Tillman is only one of two to previously last the distance with him. Tillman said after that Lucas was the hardest puncher he’s ever faced, in a fight or sparring. Some wrap! I was delighted with how he performed tonight. Patient and set his shots up perfectly.

“Next up, Lucas will attempt to be the first Aussie Commonwealth heavyweight champ since Peter Jackson in 1892.” The opponent is TBA as the title was recently vacated by David Price. Tillman suffered his seventh straight loss. (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez out until June?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed tFightnews.com that WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez may be out of the ring until June of next year and only return to training in February. This means mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio, who was expecting his title shot in March or April would have to wait for the WBC make a decision in this new Martinez situation. The source indicates that the June date likely increases the possibility that Martinez will face three-time world champion Miguel Cotto. It was agreed at the last WBC Convention that Martinez has until December 15th to inform the WBC where the rehabilitation on his hand and knee injuries stands. If Martinez will still be out for an extended time, the Rubio camp wants to fight for an interim title.



December 13th, 2013

UFC

GSP to take break; Hendricks, Lawler to fight for title

Citing undisclosed personal issues, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced Friday afternoon that he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the sport of mixed martial arts and vacating his title, effective immediately. The news comes less than a month after St-Pierre’s grueling split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. The win marked GSP’s ninth successful title defense. On the media teleconference with St-Pierre, UFC President Dana White announced that Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight for the vacant 170-pound title on March 15, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Stay tuned for more details, including comments from St-Pierre and White.

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Broner, Maidana, Thurman, Karass, Santa Cruz, Seda, Shumenov, Kovacs all easily make weight

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Adrien Broner 144.4 vs. Marcos Maidana 146.2
(WBA welterweight title)
Keith Thurman 145.8 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 146.2
(WBA interim welterweight title)
Leo Santa Cruz 121.4 vs. Cesar Seda 121.6
(WBC super bantamweight title)
Beibut Shumenov 175 vs. Tamas Kovacs 174.4
(WBA light heavyweight title)

Ricardo Alvarez 140.4 vs. Rod Salka 138.8
Jermain Taylor 162.6 vs. JC Candelo 161.8
Robert Easter 133.6 vs. Hardy Paredes 135.4
Rau’shee Warren 117 vs. Jose Silveira 119
Jamel Herring 134.4 vs. Lance Williams 133.2

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV Showtime

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Cristian Mijares 126.8 vs. Jovanny Soto 126.8
Ramses Agaton 147 vs. Luis Fernando Uribe 147
Daniel Estrada 140 vs. Hugo Armenta 140
Celia Román 123 vs. Abigail Ramos 123

Venue: Sindicato Trabajadores del IMSS
Promoter: Zanfer, Tv Azteca and Tecate
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Amir Mansour 229 vs. Kelvin Price 240
Lionell Thompson 173.5 vs. Ryan Coyne 174.5
Steve Cunningham 208 vs. Manuel Quezada 230
David Rodriguez 254.5 vs. Darnell Wilson 239

Andrew Peurifoy 201.5 vs. Aaron Leonard 211
John Magda 168.5 vs. Jess Noriega 169.5
Trent Laidler 158.5 vs. Vincent Floyd 160

Venue: Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC Sports Network

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios failed drug test after Pacquiao fight

Welterweight Brandon Rios failed his post fight drug test after losing his PPV clash against Manny Pacquiao on November 23 in Macao, China. Pacquiao and Rios were both randomly tested by VADA and according to Ringtv, Rios tested dirty for a dietary supplement known as Methylhexanamine or DMAA. Pacman was clean all the way through.



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Molina vs. Holt set for ESPN2 date

ESPN Friday Night Fights heads back to the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA on January 24 as hot Southern California-based prospect Javier Molina (14-1, 6 KOs) battles former world champion Kendall Holt (28-6, 18 KOs) in the ten round welterweight main event. “We’re very excited to return to the Little Creek Casino Resort and work with their terrific team on this event,” said Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Tutor Promotions. “The main event is a major step-up for Javier Molina and, for Kendall Holt, it’s a do-or-die bout. For Molina it’s an opportunity to take another step toward a world ranking and for Holt, it’s a chance to re-establish himself as a world class fighter.” (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from London

Photos: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Sport

Kevin Mitchell 134.3 vs. Karim El Ouazghari 134.5
(IBF intercontinental lightweight title)

Leonard Bundu 146.1 vs. Lee Purdy 146.6
(European welterweight title)

Martin Murray 163.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 162.5
Jamie McDonnell 121.7 vs. Abigail Medina 120.7
Anthony Ogogo 160.7 vs. Dan Blackwell 160

Venue: ExCeL London
Promoter: Matchroom

Note: Kevin Mitchell is now facing Spaniard Karim El Ouazghari, who replaced Brunet Zamora after the Italian was denied exit from Italy.



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Alvarez-Oosthuizen and Perez-Takam officially added to January 18 Bute-Pascal card

InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) have announced the full undercard of the big January 18 HBO card at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Six fights will added to the long-awaited light heavyweight clash between Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO) and Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO) that has already sold more than 17,000 tickets.

Light Heavyweight: Eleider Alvarez (13-0, 8 KO) vs. Thomas Oosthuizen (22-0-2, 13 KO)
Notes: For WBC silver belt. Alvarez rated WBA #3/WBO #3/WBC #11. Oosthuizen former IBO super middle champion.

Heavyweight: Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KO) vs. Carlos Takam (28-1, 22 KO)
Notes: Perez first fight since facing Magomed Abdusalomov

Bantamweight: Sebastien Gauthier (22-4-0, 14 KO) vs. Javier Franco (20-12-2, 9 KO)
Welterweight: Mikael Zewski (22-0, 17 KO) vs. TBA
Heavyweight: Artur Beterbiev (3-0, 3 KO) vs. Gabriel Lecrosnier (16-24-3, 1 KO).
Heavyweight: Oscar Rivas (12-0, 7 KO) vs. Eric Barrak (7-1-0, 6 KO)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Gamalier Rodriguez 125.2 vs. Aldimar Dos Santos 125.4
(WBO/NABO super featherweight title)

Juan Herrera 112.6 vs. Erickson Martell 112.4
Manuel Perez 139.6 vs. Anton Novikov 140.4
Antonio Ortiz 140.8 vs. Samuel Ocasio 139.4
Luis Brana Jr. 127.2 vs. Isaias Ortiz 128.6
Josue Declet 122.4 vs. Jaxel Marrero 122
Francisco Vargas 149.2 vs. Luis Gonzalez 151.2
Jose Lopez 122.8 vs. Luis Ortiz 122.4

Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum In Caguas, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank/Promociones Miguel Cotto/H2 Promotions
TV: UniMas



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Braehmer and Oliveira make weight

Photos: Photo Wende

Both Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) and Marcus Oliveira (25-0-1, 20 KOs) both made weight for their battle for the vacant WBA light heavyweight world championship on Saturday at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Oliveira weighed in at 173.5 lbs, while Braehmer scaled in at 174.2 lbs.

Other weights:
Kubrat Pulev 253.8 vs. Joey Abell 248.5
(IBF international heavyweight title)

Jack Culcay 153.9 vs. Dieudonne Belinga 153
(WBA intercontinental super welterweight title)

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Browne demolishes Tillman in two; Carr TKOs Awad

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBC #11 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (19-0, 17 KOs) stayed busy, scoring a second round KO over Clarence Tillman (11-15-2, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Time was 2:23. Browne previously won a twelve round decision over Tillman in 2011. He will next face TBA for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title recently vacated by David Price. Tillman suffered his seventh straight loss.

In the main event, Australian super middleweight champion Jake Carr (6-0, 3 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over the very tough Zac Awad (18-4-1, 7 KOs). The end came when Awad’s corner threw in the towel.



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Persoon-Morelli: the winner takes all.

Belgian female star Delfine Persoon puts all at risk in a rematch against German based Italian Lucia Morelli. Tonight in Aalst, Belgium, 3 titles are at stake but the main goal is for sure that the winner will fight Erica Annabella Farias for the WBC early next year.
Last week the Belgian team of Persoon won the purse bids in the WBC office in Mexico with a huge bid. Filiep Tampere, the manager of Persoon, was himself present in Mexico.
Tonight all this is put on the table. In case Persoon wins, she will vacate the WBF, WIBA and WIBF titles to concentrate on the green belt.

On the undercard Jean Pierre Bauwens has a 8 round warm up bout against Sandor Horvath. Bauwens keeps busy while waiting for another EU chance.
Tarik Madni fights Ahmed El Hamwi for the Belgian 140lbs title.
Yves Ngabu will have an 8 rounder against Viktor Szalai.
Erick Nazarian was removed from the show.

Show starts at 19:45 and takes place in the famous Okapi Aalstar Arena with Patrick Van der Meerssche promoting.



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez could reappear in the New Mexico City Arena in the coming year against an opponent to be determined. Marquez had hoped for a rematch in Mexico against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, however that is extremely unlikely to occur. Zanfer Promotions wants Marquez to take an interim fight in Mexico before moving on to seek a rematch with Bradley. Marquez plans to meet with WBO president Francisco Varcacel in Mexico City in the coming days.



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Rigondeaux Camp blames venue, HBO and opponent for snoozer against Agbeko

Photo: Fightnews.com

Photo: Fightnews.com


By Karl Freitag

Very interesting Spanish language interview in Miami’s El Nuevo Herald with Boris Arencibia, President of Caribe Promotions, the co-promoter of WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Arencibia discusses the plight of his unbeaten fighter, who boxes at such a high level that his one-sided wins are considered boring by the boxing public.

After the all out war between James Kirkland and Glen Tapia, large numbers of fight fans streamed out of Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom as Rigondeaux put on a dominant boxing clinic against Joseph Agbeko. Meanwhile nearly 25% of the TV audience tuned out, with many switching over to the Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah fight on rival network Showtime. However, while admitting Rigondeaux could have been more aggressive, Arencibia stated that the venue, the promotion by HBO, and Agbeko himself all conspired against them and the bottom line is nobody wanted the fight to happen. (more…)



December 13th, 2013

UFC

Urijah Faber: Ready for the War at Home

Urijah Faber is a confident man and it’s hard to argue when he tells you the best is yet to come. The former WEC featherweight king has been holding his ground as one of the sport’s top lighter weight fighters for the better part of the past decade, and according to the Team Alpha Male leader, his most impressive work is yet to be done. That is a lofty goal for a man who has accomplished as much as the 34-year-old has, and built the caliber of resume he’s crafted, but “The California Kid” has continued to raise the bar every step of the way. . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 9 is live on FOX Saturday, December 14 from Sacramento, Calif., at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT Click here for more



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

“Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. back in action tonight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

2012 U.S. Olympian super bantamweight Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (7-0, 5KOs) returns tonight against Carlos Rodriguez (18-12-4, 10 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino Events Center in Indio, California. “It’s going to be a step up for me but I am ready to give everyone a great show,” Diaz told Fightnews.com when we recently caught up with him at the Ponce de Leon Gym in Montebello, California. Diaz also trains in his hometown of South El Monte, California out of the Teamsters Youth Boxing Gym and is trained by longtime boxing trainer Ben Lira along with his father Joseph Diaz and strength conditioning coach Daryl Hudson.

“I am working with a variety of styles in sparring guys that are counter punchers, aggressive, boxers, and brawlers, whatever my opponent has. I will be ready because of my sparring,” Diaz said. “I have been working with Daryl Hudson two-times a week I feel really strong and I have been training with Ben Lira and my father we are ready.” (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Meeting Mike Tyson was therapy for me,” claims former champ Ricky Hatton. More

A historical marker is in the works for Jack Johnson Park in Galveston, Texas, to commemorate the great Jack Johnson. More

Amir Khan anxiously awaits word from Floyd Mayweather on whether he will be granted a shot at boxing’s pound-for-pound champ. More

Andy Lee is itching for a shot at Matthew Macklin sometime in 2014. More



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Hassan N’Dam ready to return

By Michel Beuville/Netboxe.com
Photo: Pierre Girod

Almost a year after losing his title WBO Means New York, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (27-1, 17 KOs) will make his return to the ring on Saturday at the Olympic Sports Palace Vall d ‘Hebron, near Barcelona, Spain. Hassan N’Dam will fight in the 10-round main event. His opponent will be the Irish Anthony Fitzgerald (14-5, 4 KOs). Manager Gary Hyde and Hassan N’Dam have decided to start a collaboration that both sides hope will be successful. The partnership has produced results quickly because the boxer and his inseparable mentor and coach, Mous Ouicher, took the direction of Manchester to train with high-level boxers. Moreover a fight is held in Barcelona only a month after this signing. (more…)



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Auckland, New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

Shane Cameron 218.6 vs. Brian Minto 211.6
(Vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title)

Sam Thaiday 249.1 vs. Ben Tameifuna 317

Venue: The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
Promoter: Duco Events

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, Calif

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

Josesito Lopez 146 vs. Mike Arnaoutis 146.2
Francisco Vargas 129.2 vs. Jerry Belmontes 130
Jermall Charlo 155.6 vs. Joseph De los Santos 156
JoJo Diaz 122.4 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 121.2
Errol Spence 147.2 vs. Gerardo Cuevas 153
Diego De La Hoya 121.6 vs. Abraham Rubio 119.6
Hugo Centeno Jr 155 vs. Angel Osuna 154.6
Kevin Watts 140.2 vs. Alejandro Arteaga 142
Stephan Shaw 271 vs. Jose Hermosillo 245

Top welterweight contender Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (30-6, 18 KOs) battles “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-9-1, 11 KOs) in the latest installment of FOX Sports 1′s Golden Boy Live! on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The bout is a 10-round welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Star Boxing. The FOX Sports 1 and Fox Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour-Price Final Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events

The final press conference for Saturday’s Mansour-Price, Coyne-Thompson twinbill to be televised on NBC Sports Network took place Thursday in the Starlight Room at the Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Main Events CEO Kathy Duva presided over the proceedings, saying “We are delighted to be here for the final installment of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night of 2013. It’s amazing that we’ve come so far. This will be the completion of our second year with this tremendous series. We have already built talent that has made the jump up into the premium networks. It’s just a matter of time before we get that pay per view star that we’ve been looking for. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Broner says he’ll get Maidana “out of there” or “beat him to death”

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

San Antonio solidified itself as a boxing city in 2013, so it’s only fitting that the home of the Alamo will host the final blockbuster boxing event of the year when Adrien “The Problem” Broner faces Marcos “El Chino” Maidana this Saturday, Dec. 14, live on Showtime from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“I put San Antonio with New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as one of the top boxing cities in the country,” Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said during Thursday’s final press conference for “DANGER ZONE: Broner vs. Maidana.” Saturday’s telecast features four world championship fights with each fighter arguably facing the toughest test of their respective careers.

Here’s what the fighters, trainers and promoters had to say during Thursday’s final press conference:

ADRIEN BRONER, WBA Welterweight World Champion: “If he makes a mistake and I have a chance to get him out of there I’m going to get him out of there. If I just beat him to death, then I beat him to death. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Karpency added to WV card

Former WBO and IBO Light Heavyweight world title challenger Tommy Karpency (21-4 14 KOs) has been added to the card scheduled for tomorrow at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. Karpency will face former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig (20-17) in his comeback fight. In his last bout, Karpency lost a controversial match with Andrzej Fonfara (25-2). After leading on the scorecards, Karpency was thrown to the canvas in the 7th round and left unable to continue with a shoulder injury. Friday’s show in Weirton, West Virginia is being presented by MadeMen Promotions.



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Macklin rips Sturm, demands ‘promised’ rematch

Middleweight Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (30-5, 20 KOs) has ripped into newly crowned IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm, to whom he lost a disputed split decision to in 2011. “I punched Felix around the ring for 12 rounds in our fight in 2011, only to be robbed in what was described by many, including Lennox Lewis, Al Bernstein, and Andre Ward, as one of the worst, if not THE worst decisions they have ever seen,” proclaimed Macklin. “Seventy-eight percent of German viewers voting online had me winning the fight. German TV had me winning the fight by four rounds. Felix Sturm got Axel Schultz fired afterward because he had me winning. That’s how spoiled Felix is and how embarrassed he was by it all! He knows that I beat him and the boxing world knows that I beat him. He has done well to win back the world title for a record fourth time for a German fighter, so for that I congratulate him. But he knows that we have unfinished business and if he’s a real man then he will give me a rematch like he promised. Actually, if he’s a real man then he should want the rematch for himself!”



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Remembering thrilling warrior Ezra Sellers – the former IBO cruiserweight champ passes away at age 45

By James Slater

In sad news, it has been reported (though not widely) how always-exciting cruiserweight warrior Ezra Sellers passed away earlier today due to heart problems that only recently surfaced. The 45-year-old who lived in Pensacola, Florida was a humble fighter who let his fists do the talking and fellow fighters such as Roy Jones Junior and Al “Ice” Cole have expressed their sadness at Ezra’s unexpected passing.

Turning pro as a heavyweight after a brief amateur career, Sellers was matched with a 5-0 Bruce Seldon in August of 1989. The future WBA heavyweight champ was a little too much for the green Sellers, stopping him inside two-rounds in Atlantic City. After taking some time to take stock, Ezra, as determined as ever, return to the ring in 1992, winning three fights by quick KO before being TKO’d in the 4th-round by a little-known fighter named Ed Thompson in ’93. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour: If he ain’t got no 9mm, no shotgun in that ring, ain’t no stoppin’ me

Unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) sounds like a man on a mission as he discusses Saturday’s fight against 6’7 Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs) at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The fight will be nationally televised by NBC Sports Network at 8PM ET/5PM PT.



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Ouma: I boxed well tonight…I am back!

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Wednesday night at the EconoLodge Conference Center in Allentown, PA, former IBF middleweight champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (28-8-1, 17KOs) made the first step in his comeback after a thirty month layoff, with a come from behind unanimous decision victory over a gutsy Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (9-13, 7KOs). In the main event of the five bout card, promoted by Jay Newman’s VIP Fighting Events, lightweight prospect Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (14-4-1, 3KOs) put together a nearly flawless performance in scoring a sixth round stoppage of the always dangerous Carlos Vinan (10-12-5, 2KOs). (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Jake Carr 166.4 vs. Zac Awad 167.9
(Australian super middleweight title)

Lucas Browne 261.9 vs. Clarence Tillman 271.8

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Barry Michael Sports

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December 12th, 2013




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