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Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

Paez edges Echeverria, Rivas tops Sandoval

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

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Undercard Results from Staples Center

Undercard Results from Staples Center

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

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Santa Cruz defeats Mares in “Battle of LA”

Santa Cruz defeats Mares in Battle of LA

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

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

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

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

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

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Boxing News

Eggington-Gavin will clash on October 17

Welterweights Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin will clash on October 17 in an all-Birmingham clash at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. Eggington will put his British, Commonwealth and WBC International Silver Welterweight titles on the line against Gavin, who goes straight back into championship action following his world title clash with Kell Brook in May.

Also in action is former middleweight world title challenger Matthew Macklin against Jason Welborn. Macklin is moving down to light middleweight for the clash with Welborn, a second hometown fight in quick succession for the world-rated 33-year-old following his second round KO win in May, and he warms up for the bout with a fight in Spain next weekend.



August 18th, 2015


Boxing News

Q&A: Promoter Belgica Pena

Photo: Orlando Ramos

Photo: Orlando Ramos


By Robert Coster

Belgica Pena is the President of Shuan Boxing Promotion, the most successful boxing promotion and management company in the Dominican Republic. Shuan Boxing has a stable of 25 boxers and four of its boxers have fought for world titles. Belgica’s appearance – petite, feminine and with a ready smile – makes her stand out in a male-dominated environment. Fightnews sat down with Belgica to talk about her company, its difficult beginnings and future perspectives.

Belgica, tell us when Shuan Boxing started out and how the company stands today?

We started in 2010 with three boxers that nobody wanted: Luis Hinojosa, Norberto Jimenez and Argenis Lopez. We brought those three boxers to world title fights. Today, we have a stable of 25 boxers and we have our own gym. (more…)



August 18th, 2015

UFC

By The Numbers: The Flyweights Thus Far

125: Pounds is the limit for the UFC flyweight division

1281: Days the UFC flyweight division will have been in existence since its inception on March 3rd, 2012 to UFC 191 where UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will take on John Dodson in a highly-anticipated rematch . . . Click here for more

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August 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Unbeaten lightweight Saul Rodriguez prepares for main-event debut.

Is 2015 the year of the boxing fan?

Ricky Hatton will be the star attraction in Limerick

A wiser, older Danny Green gears up for return

A Pacquiao-Khan showdown looking like it might happen



August 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Report: Wilder to defend against Johann Duhaupas

Photo: Scott Foster

Photo: Scott Foster


WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) will defend his title against little known WBC #12 Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) on September 26 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, according to a report by WBRC-TV. The card will be televised on NBC. Duhaupas, hails from Abbeville, France, located about two hours north of Paris. His biggest win was a majority decision over Manuel Charr in April. His losses were against Erkan Teper in March and Francesco Pianeta in 2008. He has never fought in the U.S.

It will be the second straight fight for “The Bronze Bomber” in Birmingham. Wilder fought Eric Molina there on June 13. An official announcement is expected shortly.



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA interim champ Culcay to defend against Hogan

Sauerland Event has announced the opponents for WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden Jack” Culcay and unbeaten super middleweight contender Tyron Zeuge, who are sharing top billing on a September 26 card at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. The show commemorates the 35th anniversary of Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland’s first event on German soil. Culcay (20-1, 10 KOs) will make his first title defense against undefeated Australian Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs), who has had his last three bouts in the USA. Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) takes on former European champion Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1, 11 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental belt.



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Female title added to Mosley-Mayorga PPV

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Another fight has been announced for the August 29 PPV headlined by Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga, taking place at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Female featherweight Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (24-2, 12 KOs) will battle Yulihan Avila (12-2, 1 KO) in a ten round world title bout that according to Mosley takes a stand against blatant sexism in boxing. “It’s an embarrassment to boxing that UFC and MMA show more respect to their woman fighters than the boxing world does, and it’s about time we caught up,” said Sugar Shane. “I am ready for war these days and I don’t care what kind of blocks they try and put up: I am making a stand. It’s time somebody stood up and demanded things change. Thankfully I have the name and the funds to do that at Mosley Vs. Mayorga 2.”

It was previously announced that unbeaten featherweight Joel Diaz Jr. (19-0, 15 KOs) would meet Luis Arceo (28-13-4, 18 KOs) in the co-main event. Mosley is bankrolling the $49.95 pay-per-view event himself.



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

John Joe Nevin added to Aug 25 Coney Island card

Two-time Olympian John Joe Nevin (3-0, 2 KOs), a silver medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been added to promoter Dmitriy Salita’s August 25 “Brooklyn Brawl” show at MCU Park located at Coney Island. “I’m excited to be boxing in New York for the first time ever,” said the 26-year-old Irish super featherweight. “I’ve fought all over the world but I’ve always dreamed of boxing in New York. I know there are lots of Irish fans in the area and hopefully we can bring some out.”

“I haven’t fought since last year so we’re looking forward to getting the rust off and showing what I can do…the boxing I get in Philly gyms is just what you need, working against world class boxers in the summer heat. I’m ready for the challenge. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get my career moving again.” (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Glowacki: I always believed, even when Huck’s bombs were flying

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Lucas Noonan/PBC

“The sixth round punch was Marco’s hardest. I don’t even remember being hit, or being counted by the referee. Nothing, just blank seconds, honestly. When I regained consciousness, I had no legs, but I did see Marco coming at me, swinging hard. My first conscious thought was ‘what’s going on here?!’ I was in a state of shock. I couldn’t hear, just a noise in my head, but when I saw him swinging, my reaction was automatic – I started swinging back!”

In a new fightnews.com interview, newly crowned WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “The Head” Głowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) dramatically describes his sensational Fight of the Year candidate triumph over defending champion Marco Huck (38-3, 26 KOs) on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

“MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout” returns Sept 11

Top 10 contenders Oscar Valdez, Jesse “Hard Work” Hart and Chris “the Hitman” Avalos and Aaron Pryor Jr. headline the fall season debut of “The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV,” kicking off the Mexican Independence Day weekend on Friday, September 11, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The fights will be televised live on truTV, beginning at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. The telecast will open with Hart defending his NABO and USBA super middleweight championship titles against contender Pryor, followed by the featherweight battle between Valdez and Avalos. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets to the Valdez-Avalos / Hart-Pryor event go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Priced at $100, $85, $65, $45 and $20, tickets will be available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Room and ticket packages are also available. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Female 105lb Champ Kuroki stops Kanittha

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

WBC female 105-pound champ, Japanese southpaw speedster Yuko Kuroki (13-4-1, 6 KOs), 105.75, proved too fast and ferocious for Thailand’s Kanittha Saknarong, 106, and scored a quick stoppage at 0:43 of the third round in a non-title eight on Sunday in Fukuoka, Japan. Kuroki, a 24-year-old daughter of the head of Fukuoka Police Station, utilized sharp southpaw jabs from the outset, whipped the Thai girl with quick combinations and finally pinned her to a corner with a flurry of punches, when the third man called a halt to save the loser. Kuroki will defend her belt against the leading available contender to be designated by the WBC in December. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Warren announces Soro-Smith clash for vacant WBO 154lb belt

By Karl Freitag

Promoter Frank Warren has officially announced the world championship tripleheader scheduled for October 10 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. We already knew that Irish star Andy Lee is defending his WBO middleweight title against unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders and local hero Terry Flanagan defends his WBO lightweight title against Diego Magdaleno. The mystery third world title fight was revealed as a WBO jr middleweight title clash between Michel Soro and Liam Smith. Sora-Smith will be for the belt recently stripped from inactive Demetrius Andrade.



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Orozco ready to step-up against Soto

Photo: Golden Boy

Photo: Golden Boy


By Hesiquio Balderas

Unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco is headed into his toughest fight on October 3rd. He knows Humberto “Zorrita” Soto is an experienced and outstanding fighter and if he beats Soto, the future looks good for the Relentless One.

“I was born in L.A. And started boxing at a young age,” said Orozco “My dad supported me from those years until now. I feel very that I am a hard worker and what my father taught me the most was loyalty, that’s what I’m all about, that’s why I keep my family close and all of them play a major key in my life, from my wife to my children to my father to everyone who has supported me, and I include my manager Frank Espinoza who has always been there for me. I’m loyal. That’s my motto. I don’t follow the trend of going with the manager of the moment. I take my career very seriously and I am confident that Frank and my promotional company will take me to the world championship and we will make history.” (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Green-Bolonti Final Press Conference

Photo: The Green Machine

Photo: The Green Machine


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

The press conference for the Danny Green vs Roberto Bolonti bout scheduled for Wednesday was held today in Melbourne.

Bolonti said “Danny Green is very strong, a good boxer and it will be a good fight. I have settled in well into Melbourne and I am very fit to show the crowd my best.”

Danny Green stated “I have fought Argentian boxers before. They are all tough. Bolonti’s only losses were to top world-rated boxers. It’s going be a great fight for the fans”

Promoter Peter Maniatis commented, “It’s been great working and promoting this event with Green Machine. Bolonti is a very dangerous opponent that can do anything on fight night. He’s a tough slugger who always comes to fight. We’re expecting a sell out 9000 crowd. The undercard is stacked with talent. The fight night is going to CCTV in China and also Argentina TyC sports TV.”



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

New Faces: Regis Prograis

Photo: Hosanna Rull

Photo: Hosanna Rull


By Robert Coster

Boxing fans on the lookout for emerging talent should definitely keep an eye on junior welterweight Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (15-0, 12 KOs) out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The 26-year-old southpaw recently gave an impressive account of himself in Atlantic City, NJ on the “Showbox New Generation” TV broadcast, pitching a shutout against felloe unbeaten prospect Amos Cowart. Particularly impressed was former world champion Raul Marquez who was on the ringside broadcast crew. “From what I saw, Regis has the tools to go all the way,” stated Marquez. “I predict a bright future for this young man.”

Regis first got a taste of boxing in his native New Orleans as a teenager, training in local clubs. Then, Hurricane Katrina forced his family to relocate to Houston, Texas, in 2005. To kill time, young Regis went to the Savannah Boxing Club and started being used by heavier boxers as a sparring partner. That is how he caught the attention of boxing manager J. Johns who saw the potential in the young man and launched him into competitive boxing. Fighting in the amateur ranks, Regis compiled an excellent 87-7 record before turning pro in 2012. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Witherspoon-Guivas: Full Report

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb, Jr./dcobbjr.com

The Playground in Atlantic City debuted as a boxing venue Saturday night, and in the main event, heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon, 34-3, 26 KOs, trounced Nick Guivas, 11-3-2, 9 KOs, for a third round stoppage. Witherspoon had all the advantages in the scheduled 10-rounder, so there were no fun and games for Guivas at this playground. Seven of the ten bouts on the new seaside facility’s inaugural show ended early, but the action was entertaining and well worth watching. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

UFC

Great Fight North: The UFC’s Best in Canada

When the UFC returns from its one-week hiatus next week, the Octagon will touch down in Saskatoon for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira. It marks the first time the UFC holds an event in the province of Saskatchewan and the 19th time there has been an event north of the border . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Andre Ward could move from behind mic to the ring

Jersey’s Caleb Hernandez impresses

Floyd Mayweather goes passive-aggressive on Ronda Rousey

Steve Cunningham back to drawing board



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

More on the Socarras-Martinez situation

Promoter Ahmet Oener contacted Fightnews.com to tell his side of the situation regarding the aborted fight between Hairon Socarras and Hanzel Martinez scheduled for Saturday night at Wynwood Stadium in Miami, Florida.

“It is true that Socarras was slightly over the limit,” said Oener. “I think 1.8 lbs. are not a big deal – but overweight is overweight. As you know sometimes it happens that fighters fail to make weight. We tried to solve the problem. Socarras tried to lose the extra pounds, he was in the sauna, he worked out but he couldn’t do it. We talked to the local commission, to the WBC and to the matchmaker who brought Martinez as an opponent. (more…)



August 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Jones Jr. KOs Watkins in six

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Emily Harney

Multi-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (62-8, 45 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over game late sub Eric Watkins (12-10-2, 5 KOs) on Sunday night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Watkins delivered a valiant effort and had some moments, especially attacking Jones to the body. Jones, however, was both faster and the harder puncher as he wobbled Watkins several times. A left hook on the chin at the bell in round six laid out Watkins to end it. Time was 2:59. Jones now has fights scheduled on August 29 against Danny Santiago (33-7-1, 19 KOs) in Sint Maarten and on September 12 against Tony Moran (15-6, 5 KOs) in Liverpool.

Lightweight Jason “The American Boy” Litzau (29-3-1, 22 KOs) and Hylon Williams Jr. (16-1-1, 3 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. In his first bout since 2012, Litzau pressed the action against 2008 Olympic alternate Williams in an entertaining fight in which both fighters had their moments. Scores were 77-75 Williams, 76-76, 79-73 Litzau.

Featherweight Jonathan Arrellano (16-6-1, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over local favorite Mike Oliver (26-6-1, 8 KOs). Arrellano, who took the fight on six days notice, ended a close fight by dropping Oliver with a huge left hook at the end of round four during a wild exchange. Between rounds Oliver said he had a headache and the ring doc pulled the plug.

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August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Fort McDowell, Arizona

By David Finger

Louis Rose made an argument that he might be the most improved fighter in the Southwest with an eighth round KO win over prospect Andrew Hernandez on Saturday night at the We Ko Pa Casino in Fort McDowell, Arizona. Rose, who was coming into the fight on the heels of a knockout over undefeated Milorad Zizic back in March, defended his “Junior” NABF middleweight title, improving to 13-2-1, 5 KOs with the win. Hernandez drops to 9-2-1, 1 KO.

Welterweight Benjamin Whitaker scored the biggest win of his career after dominating tough Coloradan John Grimaldo over eight rounds. Scores were 79-72, 79-73, and 80-71. Whitaker improves to 10-1, 2 KOs while Grimaldo drops to 9-4, 6 KOs.

Also on the card super featherweight Keenan Carbajal (of the famous Carbajal fighting family) won a six round unanimous decision over Jose Silveria. Carbajal improves to 7-2-1, 4 KOs with the win while Silveria drops to 15-16, 6 KOs. (more…)



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Gavronski victorious at the Boat

Professional boxing once again took center stage on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In the main event of “Battle at the Boat 102,” hometown super middleweight favorite Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (19-1-1, 12 KOs) dominated journeyman fighter Laatekwei Hammond (21-10, 14 KOs) from bell to bell in a one-sided ten round unanimous decision.

In the co-feature, local cruiserweight Marquice Weston (6-0-1, 2 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact with a five round unanimous nod over David Sanchez (3-2, 1 KO).

Other results:
David Lopez TKO5 Jason Davis (super welterweight)
Jeremy McCleary W4 Benny Vinson (lightweight)
Cameron Sevilla-Rivera TKO3 Steven McKinney (middleweight)
Alan Luk W4 Sean Gee (super lightweight)



August 16th, 2015

UFC

Werdum to defend against Velasquez next

Fabricio Werdum will meet a familiar foe in the first defense of his undisputed UFC heavyweight title, as UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the Brazilian will face Cain Velasquez in a rematch on a site and date to be determined . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. in action tonight

The Season Two finale of NUVOtv’s original boxing reality series “Knockout” airs live tonight from the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino as the show’s host and four division champion, Roy Jones Jr. (61-8, 44 KOs) squares off against Eric Watkins (12-9-2, 5 KOs). Undercard fights include featherweights Mike Oliver (26-5-1, 8 KOs) vs. Jonathan Arrellano (15-6-1, 3 KOs) and lightweights Jason Litzau (29-3, 22 KOs) vs. Hylon Williams Jr. (16-1, 3 KOs).

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Oliver ready for “Knockout” finale

Veteran featherweight Mike Oliver (26-5-1, 8 KOs) finds himself on the verge of a career-reviving opportunity. Oliver will face Jonathan Arrellano (15-6-2, 3 KOs) tonight in the Season Two finale of the reality series “Knockout” tonight. The bout will be aired on NuvoTV. Arellano was actually a late replacement for unbeaten Rocco Santomauro who was pulled from the show at the last moment (more on that to follow). It’s not an issue for Oliver who says he’s in excellent shape and ready to win the finale.

You were inactive for awhile prior to getting back into the mix with the tournament opportunity. What was the reason for you inactivity?

I was incarcerated for about a year. I caught up out there in the streets. No excuses. It was a mistake on my part, but I’m back on the right track living right and training hard.

How important is this fight to your career?

It’s a must win. Losing is not an option nor is it even on my mind that I could lose. (more…)



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuadras retains WBC super flyweight belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Undefeated WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (33-0, 26 KOs) retained his title with a fifth round KO over challenger Dixon Flores (11-3-2, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Alberto Vega Chavez in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. Cuadras steadily broke down the game Flores, finally dropping him twice in round five to end it. Time was 1:11.

In the co-feature, light flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (28-3, 19 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over two-time former world champion Ramón “Príncipe” García (20-7-1, 12 KOs).

Welterweight Mahonri “Russito” Montes (31-5-1, 21 KOs) outpointed Fernando Silva (11-10-2, 4 KOs) over six rounds.

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August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Avni Yildirim (6-0) defeats Glen Johnson

Unbeaten light heavyweight Avni Yildirim (6-0, 4 KOs) outpointed former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior”Johnson (54-21-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at Wynwood Stadium in Miami, Florida. Yildrim claimed the vacant WBC International silver title by scores of 99-91, 96-94 and 96-94. The 46-year-old Johnson dropped his third straight fight.

Also, journeyman super middleweight Marcus Upshaw (18-14-4, 9 KOs) scored a surprise fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Bugra Oener (8-1, 3 KOs) to claim the WBC interim Mediterranean title.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Neslan Machado (10-0, 8 KOs) dropped Christian Esquivel (27-8, 20 KOs) in round two and Esquivel remained on his stool after the round. Mated claimed the vacant WBC Latino belt.

Female super middleweight Maricela Cornejo (4-1, 2 KOs) secured the WBC International female title with a ten round unanimous points victory over Latashia Burton (4-4, 0 KOs).

Journeyman middleweight Zachariah Kelley (5-11, 5 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Alptug Oener (8-1, 4 KOs) in round three. Alptug is the brother of Bugra Oener, who also lost his ‘0’ on the same card.



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Witherspoon halts Guivas in three

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the scheduled 10-round main event at the Playground in Atlantic City, Chazz Witherspoon, 34-3, 26 KOs, scored a third round TKO over Topeka’s Nick Guivas, 11-3-2, 9 KOs. The South Jersey fighter dropped Guivas with an overhand right in round two and then battered him in the following round until referee Eric Dali stepped to stop the bout at 1:07 of round three.

In the scheduled 6-round co-feature, Philadelphian welterweight Keenan Smith, 8-0, 3 KOs, knocked out Lavelle Hadley, of Youngstown, OH, 2-1, 2 KOs, in the second round. Smith put Hadley down with a combination and referee Eric Dali reached the count of ten at 1:56 of round two.

In a scheduled 6-round heavyweight preliminary bout, Chinese giant Zhang Zhilei, remained undefeated (5-0, 3 KOs) with a bloody sixth round KO of Norfolk’s Dennis Benson, 2-7-1, 1 KO. Zhilei was cut over the left eye in round four and Benson suffered a bloody nose in the same round. Both fighters bled for the remainder of the fight. Zhilei dominated the action and finally dropped his foe twice in the sixth and final round. Referee Sammy Viruet called it a KO at 0:56 of round six.

A full report on all ten bouts will follow.



August 16th, 2015

Boxing News

Mosley says PPV clash with Mayorga will happen despite Don King lawsuit

Future Hall-of-Fame boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley said today that his PPV bout against Ricardo Mayorga August 29 at the Forum, will take place despite a lawsuit filed against him by promoter Don King. Mosley’s legal team is disputing the lawsuit filed naming Mosley, Mayorga, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and GoBox Promotions as defendants and King’s request for an emergency order to prevent “Mosley Vs. Mayorga 2.”

“Mosley Vs Mayorga 2 is going to happen,” said Mosley. “There is no way we are going to let Don King destroy everything we have worked for just to line his pockets with a frivolous lawsuit.” (more…)



August 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Diaz, Sosa demolish foes

Unbeaten featherweight Chris “Pitufo” Diaz (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Alicides Santiago (5-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Diaz dropped Santiago with a crushing right to the chin in round one, then got a referee’s stoppage with a furious follow-up barrage. Time was 2:26. Unbeaten lightweight star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo was at ringside cheering on his stablemate Diaz.

In the co-feature, New Jersey super featherweight Jason Sosa (17-1-3, 13 KOs) scored a quick first round KO over Texan Jerry Belmontes (19-8, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder. Sosa put Belmontes on the deck for the count with an explosive left/right combination at 2:39.



August 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Freitas bombs out Veron in three

39-year-old former two-division world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas (40-2, 34 KOs) scored a third round TKO over journeyman Mateo “Chino” Veron (21-17-2, 4 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout on Saturday night at the Arena Santos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Popo trapped Veron in a corner and laid him out with a right uppercut. This was Freitas’ first bout since stopping Michael Oliveira in 2012. Popo had a five-year layoff before that bout.



August 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Bute KOs Di Luisa; Alvarez defeats Prieto

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former IBF super middleweight world titleholder Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Andrea Di Luisa (17-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Bute dropped Di Luisa with an overhand left and Di Luisa’s corner threw in the towel during Bute’s follow up barrage. Time was 1:53.

In a clash between between undefeated light heavyweights, 2008 Olympian and WBC #3 Eleider Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over powerful but crude WBO #6 Isidro Ranoni Prieto (24-1-3, 20 KOs). Scores were 117-111 across the board.



August 15th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Montreal

By Dave Spencer st ringside

Rising welterweight talent Junior Ulysse (9-0 6KO) clocked in with an impressive and dominating performance as the flamboyant powerhouse delivered a right hand to the body of fellow Canadian Ryan Wagner (5-3-2KO) that ended things in a hurry, the official time 2:02 of the second round. Wagner went down hard on all fours and the count didn’t reach ten before the bout was called. For the five minutes it lasted, Ulysse demonstrated his quickness, a strong jab and powerful right hand as he was able to dominate the proceedings from start to finish.

Romanian born heavyweight Bogdan Dinu (13-0 9KO) made quick work of Ed Perry (20-6-2 11KO) with TKO victory at 1:18 of the 2nd round. A right left combination put Perry down for the second time in the fight after being down to end the first. Dinu, a pro for seven years dominated and rocked his opponent several times early before ending things for good in the second. (more…)



August 15th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF #1 Glazkov KOs Manswell in four

Undefeated IBF #1 heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-0-1, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over outgunned journeyman Kertson Manswell (24-12, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia. Manswell needed some time to recover after a hit on the break in round two. Glazkov scored a knockdown in round three with a grazing shot and push. Glazkov dropped Manswell again in round four and Manswell was counted out. Glazkov, the mandatory IBF challenger for world champion Wladimir Klitschko, got the win as expected. Manswell has now lost nine of his last ten fights.



August 15th, 2015

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