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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Provodnikov, Molina media workout

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME On Saturday, June 11, former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) and John ...

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Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng, gains vengeance with fourth round KO in China

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside In a sudden and shocking turn around, John Riel Casimero turned the tables on ...

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IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

IBF 33rd Convention Day 3 Report

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 33rd IBF convention in Beijing, China opened with the general meeting at ...

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Parker-Haumono Quotes & Photos

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take ...

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Boxing News

Wilder talks Szpilka: I don’t play around. Knockout!

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Polsat TV

“Szpilka is facing one of the most dangerous guys in the division. One of the hardest hitting guys in the division with the biggest, 97 percent knockout ratio. I don’t play around when I get in that ring. If he changed, we’ll see. I love you guys (Polish fans) but it will be AND STILL… on Saturday night,” said WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO) before his Saturday night (Barclays Center, live on Showtime Boxing) title defense vs. Poland Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO).



January 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Haye-De Mori Final Press Conference

The final press conference between comebacking former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and Mark De Mori took place Wednesday in London. They meet Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

Mark De Mori: I’m sure most people turned up to speak with David Haye. I’m the other guy. That’s my role here. The other guy. The guy that’s supposed to make David Haye look good so he can come back and fight Joshua. All I can say is I’m ready to fight. I’ve turned up, I’ve trained extremely hard, I’ll do whatever it takes to win…I am the unknown. I have explosive power. I’m here to win, ready to knock David Haye out, ready to fight.

David Haye: 1,282 days I think it is. A long time not to be active…this for me is the start of something amazing. Mark de Mori, solid operator, explosive power, but I believe the levels between genuine world class and the unknown will tell. I don’t believe he’s fought as an amateur or professional anybody that will give him the technical knowhow to navigate through my speed, power and punch variety, but I’ve never been in a situation when I’ve been out so long…to be part of the heavyweight division at the moment is a good thing. It’s a very healthy division worldwide. Titles are all over the place at the moment and I want them, but they won’t happen unless I get through Mark and get through him in spectacular fashion.



January 13th, 2016


Boxing News

Wilder/Szpilka/Martin/Glazkov workout

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./ Dcobbjr.com

A huge fight week featuring the first two heavyweight world title fights in Brooklyn in 115 years kicked off Tuesday with media workouts at world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.

This Saturday, January 16 at Barclays Center, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder will make the third defense of his title against Polish bruiser Artur Szpilka while unbeaten heavyweights Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov battle for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Championship. The doubleheader will air live on Showtime.

Here’s what the fighters had to say Tuesday:

Deontay Wilder:

“I’m just happy to be here in New York. There’s so much great history, especially in the heavyweight division, in this city so I’m really happy about the opportunity. It’s the media capital of the word and I get to fight at Barclays Center. It’s an exciting time.

“2016 is going to be a huge year for Deontay Wilder. The fans are going to be very excited and impressed with what I do this year. I’m not playing around. My goal is to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and whoever has those belts is going to have to deal with me.

“We’re on a mission. Everything that has happened has been planned. Everything seems to happen at the right time in my career and my life. I was meant to do this. Boxing was my calling in life. (more…)



January 13th, 2016

UFC

Gamechangers McGregor, Holm set to risk it all at UFC 197

The fight game changed forever in the final two months of 2015.

Holly Holm began the shift with a stiff left head kick that knocked out the biggest MMA star on the planet, Ronda Rousey. And Conor McGregor closed out the year by doing what he predicted since walking through the Octagon door for the first time: delivering a first-round KO of Jose Aldo, the longest reigning champion in the UFC at the time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 13th, 2016


Boxing News

New date for Nielsen-Fragomeni

Micki Nielsen (20-0, 14 KOs) will defend his WBC International Cruiserweight title against former World Champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (33-5-2, 13 KOs) on March 19 at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new date and venue comes following the postponement of the February 6 Nordic Fight Night due to an injury sustained by rising featherweight star Dennis Ceylan, who will undergo surgery on his left hand.



January 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Jeff Fenech accused of intimidating police

Community pays tribute to “Alloway”

Welsh boxer Lee Selby set to defend against Eric Hunter

Former boxer Liam Williams sold drugs to buy a house



January 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Flores, Elbiali, Perrella still unbeaten

Photos: Francisco Perez/Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated featherweight prospect Miguel Flores (19-0, 9 KOs) won an entertaining ten round unanimous decision over game Mexican import Mario “Maca” Briones (27-5-2, 20 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas. It was a good action fight despite the one-sided scores of 98-92, 100-90, 100-90.

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali (14-0, 11 KOs) pounded out a competitive and hard fought eight round unanimous decision over rugged Andrew Hernandez (10-4-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Bryant Perrella (13-0, 12 KOs) battered Ramon Ayala (23-6-1, 11 KOs) for two rounds, after which Ayala remained on his stool.

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January 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Wilder, Szpilka, Martin, Glazkov – open training at Gleasons Gym

By Przemek Garczarczyk


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January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

More Crawford-Lundy Quotes

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Photo: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank

Terence Crawford: “I’ve always wanted to fight in New York — at The Garden — even as a small boy. Fighting in New York tells me where my career is really at and where we are going. I can get a big fan base here. It’s very exciting. Lundy runs his mouth too much. He’s about to get hurt real bad. But Lundy can fight. He will battle.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with this dude. He better be for real about it. [Mauricio] Herrera? Lundy lost. Doesn’t matter what people think. He lost. (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Juarez vs. Bosques for WBC international title

By Felipe Leon

St Petersburg, Florida’s Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques (10-4-2, 2KO) will face veteran Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (41-8-4, 17KO) on Saturday, February 6th, in Mexico City. The ten round bout will be for the Mexican’s WBC International super flyweight title and will be televised live on Mexico’s Televisa network. Bosques of Puerto Rican descent has been making a name for herself for fighting anywhere and anyone. In her last fight, she went up to the featherweight division to face Heather Hardy last December. Despite dropping an eight round unanimous decision where she was visibly outweighed, Bosques put on a good performance. (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings as of Jan 2016

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The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS


After a succesfull first year with 8 sanctioned fights, the WBC Francophone announces their first fight for 2016:

Feb 5, Lyon, France
Oktay Takalak (France) vs Mikael Mkrtchyan (Armenie/Espagne)
vacant featherweight

For the first time the ratings include Ukrainian boxers, a country who is now part of
the official OIF list



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Ronnie Shields interview

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Artur Szpilka trainer Ronnie Shields talks Szpilka-Wilder: “We know how to beat Deontay.”



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

PR Best to protest Martinez-Berchelt purse bid

PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) was not involved and challenges this afternoon a purse bid held by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for a fight between the WBO junior lightweight champion, Roman “Rocky” Martinez against the first ranked Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best representing Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs) said that the protest is based on the fact that Berchelt (28-1, 25 KOs) has not been faced to any WBO ranked fighters at 130 pounds to earn the mandatory opportunity “as the rules of the WBO says.”

“We do not participate in the purse bid and protested it, since according to the rules of the WBO Berchelt had to be faced against a ranked boxer to have the mandatory fight, and that has not happened. But whatever the WBO held the bid, won by Zanfer Promotions, which represents Berchelt,” said Rivera. “We challenge it and this week will be our appeal. We hope that the WBO rules in favor of us and the mandatory fighter is one who meet the requirements for the world title fight.” (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Mikhaylenko seeking new opponent

A new opponent is being sought for welterweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko for his January 30 fight on the undercard of the HBO-televised WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world championship clash between Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal in Montreal. The HBO telecast was to open with a 10-round welterweight contest between Mikhaylenko and Ray Robinson, but Robinson pulled out due to injuries he incurred during a car accident. Main Events is working on securing a replacement.



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford and Lundy trade barbs at kickoff presser

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank

Undefeated WBO jr welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy faced off at a New York press conference to kick off their HBO-televised clash on February 27 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Hank Lundy: Listen y’all, it’s Showtime baby. It’s not just Showtime, it’s ‘Hammertime.’ February 27 we gonna come to put on a show, we gonna do what we do. Terence, you can laugh, but excuse my French, I’m on your ass and this is real. I’m on your ass. I’m gonna tell you this man, listen up here it’s real up here. I’ve already got you out of your comfort zone. Listen, it’s war! You fought Delorme. I beat the brakes off him. Had the man running round the ring. Listen, I’m gonna tell you like this man, I’m a street guy too. We can take it to the streets and you don’t want none of that. I’m gonna keep it 100, you know what I mean?

Fight night’s gonna be a hell of a show and I guarantee I’m gonna come in here and take this man’s belt. He’s never seen nobody that has the same tools as me. Southpaw, right-handed, speed, punching power. It’s on. It’s Showtime and I guarantee fight night I’m gonna break you. I’m gonna break your will. You’re coming to the East Coast homie. This shit ain’t no game. I want you to get this in your head. You can be funny all your want. I’m gonna beat your ass…the Garden knew what they were doing about picking Hammerin’ Hank, because they know this bum can’t sell the place out. Let’s be serious. I mean he can’t sell nothing out, but Hammerin’ Hank gonna sell everything out. We gonna show up and show out.

Carl Moretti: Thank you Hank. One mistake, you’re 0 for 1. It’s not Showtime, it’s HBO.

Terence Crawford: Everybody’s knows you Hank. You’re like that boy who cried wolf. You’re always woofing. You talk a good game, but you ain’t gonna do shit. You talk about how street you are, that’s talking boy. We know about you. We heard about you getting socked up in the gym and shit and ain’t do nothing. You can smile all you want, you can talk all you want, when you look at me in my eyes for real though…you heard about me. You heard my background. We didn’t hear nothing about Hank. We just hear you talking. You’re the loudest person in the crowd. You can talk all that stuff to other fighters, but this ain’t it. I’m gonna clown you.

I’m just having a little fun with Hank. He’s just playing. He’s a fake.

I think I saw you in the amateurs. When I was in the USA Nationals and Hank was getting beat up. You remember that Hank? You thought I forgot. I remember all that!

I’m gonna put on a spectacular show come February 27. I’m gonna hit him in his mouth and he’s gonna end up like (Dierry) Jean. And He’s gonna get what he’s looking for.



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Lubin to headline on Bounce TV

Undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (13-0, 10 KOs) out of Orlando returns to take on Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-4-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight battle as Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV returns on Sunday, January 31 from Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida. It will be Lubin’s first main event.

Televised coverage on Bounce TV begins at 9:00 p.m. ET and features Puerto Rican Olympian Alex “El Pollo” De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round showdown against Florida’s Joseph Elegele (14-2, 10 KOs).



January 12th, 2016

UFC

Two changes to Boston card

Two changes to this Sunday’s UFC Fight Night event at TD Garden in Boston have taken place, with Mairbek Taisumov and Abdul-Kerim Edilov both being forced off the card . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford-Lundy/Verdejo-Silva Ticket Alert

Tickets to the Crawford vs. Lundy / Verdejo vs. Silva championship doubleheader will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, January 13) at 10:00 a.m. ET. Priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com. The event is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), Diamante Promotions and Madison Square Garden.



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford, Verdejo in NYC for press conference

Undefeated boxing stars Terence “Bud” Crawford and Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, and Top-10 contender “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy will host a noontime New York press conference today at Chase Square in Madison Square Garden. The press conference will be streamed live via www.toprank.tv.

Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA. Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

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January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Flanagan-Mathews heats up at presser

A war of words erupted as WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan and arch rival Derry Mathews went head-to-head at a heated press conference today ahead of their showdown at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 13th, exclusively live on BoxNation. Mathews, 32, previously lost to Flanagan in a PrizeFighter tournament back in 2012 and believes his bitter rival will be taking him for granted when they clash at the Echo Arena.

He said: “He reckons he’s a big puncher and he thinks he’s something that he’s not. He’s had some lucky wins in his career and on February 13th I’m going to show everybody I’m the better boxer and the better man,”

“I’m treating this as a rematch after losing to him in the Prize Fighter tournament and l don’t lose rematches, especially against Mancs. Beating Manchester lads for big titles is nothing new to me, I remember seeing off Steve Foster and Anthony Crolla. Next month I’m going to make it a hat-trick of Mancs and this time it’ll be for a full genuine world title.” (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

DiBella: Wilder can be a game-changer

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Emily Harney

2015 was a transition year for boxing.

The sport returned to network television and developed a steady presence there.

The biggest fight in decades–Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao–was finally consummated and there was, thankfully, some positive activity in the sport’s former glamour division: heavyweight.

And while the sport still has a ways to go to establish the lofty status it once enjoyed, steps were at least made in the right direction last year.

New York-based boxing promoter Lou DiBella has remained a candid observer of the game and with his frequent work with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), he has been involved in a variety of these changes. Perhaps the biggest thing, he told Fightnews in a two-part interview (click here for part one), is the chance for some big action at heavyweight. And, maybe, even a new star or two to stir the pot.

DiBella is in promotion mode this week as he pushes a heavyweight title doubleheader on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. WBC title-holder Deontay Wilder defends his belt against Artur Szpilka in the main event while unbeaten contenders Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov fight for the vacant IBF belt in the co-feature. Showtime will televise both bouts. (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Lundy: I’m going to knock Crawford out

Photo: CES

Photo: CES


When it came time for undefeated WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford to find a suitable opponent for his first title defense of 2016, only Philadelphia’s “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) stepped up. Crawford and Lundy collide Saturday, Feb. 27th in the 12-round main event of HBO’s World Championship Boxing doubleheader at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Hank Lundy: “I’m telling Crawford: ‘You’re coming to the east coast. You’re coming into my backyard. I’m coming here to knock you out. I’m going to give you everything you’re looking for.’

“One thing I tell you about me and in my career, you never see ‘Hammerin” Hank pick and choose. I don’t care who I’m in the ring with. I’m an old-school, throwback fighter. You put them in front of me, let’s get it. I don’t have time for picking and choosing. The opportunity came for a world title and I’m ready. I’ve been ready.” (more…)



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kellie Maloney launches Uppercutz Gym

Quigg-Frampton winner could vacate belt to fight Rigondeaux

Boxer Kryon Dryden found guilty of assault

Can Manny Pacquiao train and campaign at the same time?



January 12th, 2016

UFC

Cruz finally gets chance to shine after injuries

Who is Dominick Cruz?

Over the last 1,500 days, MMA fans have only had a mere glimpse – 61 seconds worth – of the first UFC and final WEC bantamweight champion do what he does best . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Nordic Fight Night KO’d by injury

The Nordic Fight Night on February 6 at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark has been postponed due to an injury sustained by London 2012 Olympian Dennis Ceylan, who was set to fight in a co-featured main event alongside Danish cruiserweight talent Micki Nielsen.

Ceylan is now undergoing surgery on his injured left hand and will be out of the ring until the summer. “Obviously, I’m disappointed,” said the 26 year-old. “I was looking forward to fighting in front of my home fans at the Ceres Arena, but it wasn’t meant to be. It sucks, but after the operation, I will come back stronger, and I hope to have a big fight in Aarhus before the end of the year.”



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Terance Crawford hits NYC

World champion Terence Crawford and co-manager/trainer Brian McIntyre arrive in New York City for Tuesday’s press conference at Madison Square Garden to announce his February 27 WBO jr. welterweight title defense against Hank Lundy at Madison Square Garden broadcast live on HBO.

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January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Herring-Flores collide on FS1 February 9

Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (14-0, 8 KOs) will battle Colombia’s Luis Eduardo Flores (21-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout on FS1 and Fox Deportes on Tuesday, February 9 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The card will be promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions. Tickets for the live event are priced at $100, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from San Antonio

Miguel Flores 127 vs. Mario Briones 126
Ahmed Elbiali 174.8 vs. Andrew Hernandez 173.75
Bryant Perrella 147 vs. Ramon Ayala 147
Leduan Barthelemy 124 vs. Heriberto Delgado 123.5
Brandon Figueroa 120 vs. Harold Reyes 121
Joseph Rodriguez 134 vs. Christian Santibanez 133
Girban Ruiz 148.5 vs. Rudy Lozano 148.75
Dustin Southichack 134 vs. Daniel Sanchez 133.5
Daniel Baiz 161.5 vs. Andrew Sosa 156.25

Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leija-Battah
TV: FS1



January 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez belted in Mexico City

Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC
Photos: Alma Montiel – World Boxing Council & Eztel Espinoza – Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez, the current WBC middleweight world champion, was presented today with his green and gold WBC Diamond belt by Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC) in a special ceremony for the new champion in Mexico City at Museo Soumaya de la Fundación Telmex – Telcel en Plaza Carso. Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Eddy Reynoso, Head Trainer and Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, Manager and Trainer of Canelo Alvarez were also in attendance.

“I feel very honored to be here today to receive the WBC middleweight world championship belt,” said Canelo. “I am also very grateful to the WBC for granting me, my second division world title, this is a very big step in my career and I am looking forward to my upcoming fight in May.” (more…)



January 11th, 2016

Boxing News

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January 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez back in action

Undefeated Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (19-0, 13 KOs) will make his first appearance of 2016 in the ring on the February 5 Estrella TV card against Silverto “Chamaco III” Ortiz (29-16, 15 KOs) of Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico’s. Gomez is scheduled to participate in a 10-round co-main event headlined by former World Champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) against Ruben Garcia (15-1-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight bout, from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. No weight division was announced for Gomez-Ortiz, but Frankie weighed in significantly heavy for his last two bouts. Ortiz, who has lost two straight, normally fights around welterweight.

In addition, former eight-time world champion in three weight divisions Sugar Shane Mosley will be in attendance to host a meet and greet with fans at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fans with tickets to the fight will have an opportunity meet and interact with Mosley before the Estrella TV live broadcast begins.



January 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Lucas Browne: Williams and Benn have got me in the shape of my life

Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne says he’s fitter than ever and ready to make history. The 36-year-old Australia aims to become his nation’s first ever world heavyweight champion when he squares off with WBA kingpin Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya on March 5. Browne has been training like a demon with head coach Rodney Williams and British legend Nigel Benn for a number of weeks and believes he will be a whole new animal come fight night. “My camp has been unreal. We’ve been in the gym for over six weeks and there’s still over seven weeks to go so people are going to get a shock when they see me in the ring,” he said.

“I’m lighter now and I’m working on my footwork every day with Rodney so I think people are going to be surprised at how agile I’ve become. My power is still there, but I’m slipping better and I’ve learned that I don’t need to stand directly in front of an opponent to knock them out. (more…)



January 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder’s message for Artur Szpilka

A message for Artur Szpilka from Deontay Wilder

Artur "The Pin" … aka "Pinhead" Szpilka, I appreciate you stepping up for the challenge but you're about to step in the ring with the #BombZquad and there's no way you're taking me down on January 16th….

Posted by Deontay Wilder on Monday, January 11, 2016



January 11th, 2016

UFC

Marine Gomez looks forward to UFC debut

The newest member of the bantamweight roster isn’t too concerned with the first-time UFC jitters hitting him during his debut against Rob Font on Jan. 17. Joey Gomez has been through worse trials than having a fellow athlete trying to punch him in the face . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Former IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (21-1-1, 9 KOs) struggled a ten round majority decision over Jesus Galicia (13-9-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday in Valenciana, Spain.

The house of former world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel is located near the house where Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured. According to Montiel, he and his family were awakened by gunfire when authorities converged on “El Chapo.” Later marines searched Montiel’s house and found that one of Guzman’s men had broken in and was hiding there.

WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be officially presented with his WBC green belt today in Mexico City.



January 11th, 2016




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