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Brook gets hero’s reception on homecoming

Brook gets hero's reception on homecoming

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Newly crowned IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook received a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Sheffield yesterday – and ...

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Algieri hits Macau

Algieri hits Macau

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (R) and his trainer Tim Lane (L) arrive in ...

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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108 (WBC light flyweight silver title) Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel ...

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147 Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126 Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140 Eduardo ...

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor...for Bernard

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo courtesy Team Soliman IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews to ...

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Boxing News

Gonzalez’ ESPN opponent named: Porky Medina

The opponent has been announced for undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) in the televised 10-round middleweight co-feature on Thursday, May 1, 2014, “Noche de Combates” event, a special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, at the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida. Gonzalez, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Rogelio “Porky” Medina (32-5, 26 KOs) from Sonora, Mexico. In the night’s 10-round, televised welterweight main event, Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will take on Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.



April 10th, 2014



Boxing News

James DeGale signs with Matchroom Sport; faces Brandon Gonzales on Froch vs. Groves 2 bill

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Photo: Lawrence Lustig


James DeGale has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Sport and will face Brandon Gonzales in a final eliminator for the IBF World Super Middleweight title on May 31 at Wembley Stadium. The 2008 Olympic Gold medal hero will take on the unbeaten American for the right to face the winner of Carl Froch and George Groves, as the Brit rivals do battle on the same night in a rematch for Froch’s WBA and IBF belts.

DeGale is on the cusp of his first World title challenge but the 28-year-old knows Gonzales brings a great threat from across the pond, and the Londoner is delighted to be facing the 29 year old at the national stadium in his first fight with new promoter Eddie Hearn.

“I’m back and I’m back big,” said DeGale. “The last year or so has been frustrating but that’s all in the past and the future is looking extremely bright. (more…)



April 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto Camp shifts to Vegas

Photos: Joel Colon

Miguel Cotto has temporarily moved his training camp from Hollywood, California, to Las Vegas as trainer Freddie Roach is with Cotto’s Wild Card gym mate Manny Pacquiao for “fight week” in the gambling mecca. Cotto and Roach went through a full blown workout on Wednesday in the famous private Top Rank Gym. The duo will resume training in Hollywood following Saturday’s Pacquiao-Bradley 2 clash.

Cotto is preparing for a June 7 WBC middleweight title challenge against world champion Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden.

In other Cotto-Martinez news, Martinez advisor Sampson Lewkowicz officially announced that a rematch between Marvin Sonsona and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the NABF featherweight title is official for the June 7 undercard. Click here for giant Cotto workout photo gallery



April 10th, 2014

UFC

No shortage of ambition for The Crusher

A rite of passage for any fighter entering the UFC after an illustrious career outside the Octagon is finding out that to casual fans, there is the UFC and nothing else. Of course the hardcore followers of the sport know who you are, but to many, your first UFC fight is your first MMA fight . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Jones-Lebedev Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is confirmed to be in the corner of Russian WBA cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev for the rematch against Panamanian WBA cruiserweight world champion (in recess) Guillermo “El Felino” Jones on April 25 in Moscow, Russia. Lebedev has been training with Roach for the past month at the famous Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. Jones is expected to travel to Russia on April 16, accompanied by his son Guillermo Jr.



April 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Clottey promoter targeting Canelo, Lara, BooBoo

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

“I knew when I signed Joshua to a promotional agreement he would still be a major force in the junior middleweight division,” said Star Boxing CEO and founder Joe DeGuardia after Joshua Clottey comprehensively defeated Anthiony Mundine on Wednesday night in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. As for the future, DeGuardia stated, “Joshua has the ability to defeat any junior middleweight in the world and this win sets up potentially major fights for Joshua with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, and my junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade. I am looking forward to Joshua’s journey back to the world championship.”



April 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Exclusive: Inside the Tomoki Kameda training camp

Story and photos by Hesiquio Balderas

Tomoki Kameda wants to become one of the best fighters in the world if not the best. Training in Miami, Florida the undefeated WBO bantamweight champion, who holds a Profesional record of (29-0, 18 KOs), is set to defend his title in Mexico on May 10th against his mandatory challenger Pungluang Sor Singyu (46-2, 31 KOs). Tomoki expects a very tough fight, but his goal after defending his championship belt is to conquer America. Tomoki spoke exclusively to fightnews.com

“That has always been my dream, when I first went to Mexico at the age of 15, I always dreamed of becoming a world champion, conquering the love of the Mexican people as well as my people from Japan and then move forward and becoming a star in the United States, I hope I can do it and I know I can do it,” Said Tomoki. His nickname is “El Mexicanito” which translates to ‘the little Mexican’ due to his Mexican fighting style, the years that he spent in Mexico and his perfect Spanish.

“My parents always taught me that I had to sacrifice many things in order to become a good person and a better athlete and I’ve been following their advice and so have my brothers who are current world champions. I know I have to sacrifice a lot to make my dream a reality, that’s why I’m preparing like never before. To be training alongside Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yuriorkis Gamboa is a big plus for me and make me that much hungrier to defeat Singyu,” said Kameda (more…)



April 10th, 2014

Scale Watch

Weights from New York, NY

Erick Bone 145.2 vs Francisco Figueroa 146.8
Bryant Cruz 132 vs Willshaun Boxley 132
Louis Cruz 138 vs Tony Walker 138
Junior Younan 167.8 vs Dustin Parrish 165
Shemuel Pagan 140 vs James Gooding 139.6
Ryan Gamache 145 vs Ryan Picou 147
Ievgen Khytrov 163 vs Jas Phipps 160
Kiun Evans 126.6 vs Pedro Toledo 128

Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Venue: BB King Blues Club and Grill, New York, NY



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Arum erupts at Pacquiao-Bradley 2 final presser

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Former champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley faced off during the final press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Wednesday for their eagerly-anticipated rematch on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Both Pacquiao and Bradley promised an exciting fight, but it was Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum who rocked the building, expressing his displeasure over the MGM’s heavy promotion of the Mayweather-Maidana fight taking place next month in the same venue as Pacquiao-Bradley 2. Arum pulled no punches, introducing Richard Sturm, President of MGM Grand Entertainment and Sports, as “the president of hanging posters and decorations for the wrong fight.”

Manny Pacquiao: “Everything is all said. Both camps have almost finished our training and we’re ready for Saturday and I think on Saturday it’s going to be a good fight and only God knows what’s going to be, but both fighters are doing our best to do our job in the ring to make you guys happy and to give a good fight to make people happy. This fight is very important to me and to my boxing career. Of course, my opponent is also claiming that this fight is very important, so it’s going to be a very, very good fight on Saturday so don’t miss it.”

Timothy Bradley: [after endless thank yous] “Everything’s been said in the media. It doesn’t really matter what we say, it only matters what we do. This Saturday all that matters is what we do in the ring and we’re gonna put on a great show for the fans and all the millions around the world. There’s not going to be a fan in the arena or a soul around the world that’s going to be disappointed. Me and Manny Pacquiao basically went through hell in training camp to put on a great show for the fans. I’m excited for this challenge and this opportunity and I’m definitely going seize the moment.”

[Bradley to promoter Bob Arum] “Did I say all the right things?”

Bob Arum: “Why don’t you ask the guy whose picture is up all over building when he’s going to fight somebody real?”

Arum then commented, “In the Venetian (in Macao) they wouldn’t make a mistake like this. They knew what fight was scheduled in three or four days and they wouldn’t have a 12:1 fight all over the building that’s going to take place three weeks from next Saturday. But, that’s why one company makes a billion dollars a quarter and the other hustles to pay its debt. There it is. Say it like it is.” (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Hennessy Sports statement regarding James DeGale

Official Statement: Hennessy Sports confirms that at the end of last week James DeGale terminated his Promotional Rights Agreement with the company. The contract was due to run for several more years. DeGale has been exclusively promoted by Hennessy Sports since September 2012 and in that time has successfully fought six times, all of his UK bouts having been broadcast under the “Hennessy Sports” banner live on Channel 5 including his successful challenge for the WBC Silver super middleweight title. (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Ortiz defends silver belt Saturday

Golden Boy has announced that FOX Deportes will air Saturday night’s card from the Grand Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, headlined by unbeaten WBC silver super lightweight beltholder Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (30-0-1, 23 KOs). Ortiz will defend his title against Ramiro “Xixime” Alcaraz (14-3-1, 8 KOs). The WBA #4 Ortiz, who is rapidly closing in on a shot at Danny “Swift” Garcia’s world championship, will be making the ninth defense of his silver belt.

In the 10-round co-main event, female junior flyweight Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (12-3, 2 KOs) battles Ivonne “Chiquita” Rosas (10-6-1, 2 KOs).



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF backs “Casimero Aid to Ormoc City”

The global community is well aware that on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyen (Yolanda) made landfall on the Philippines, taking many lives and causing major destruction. Ormoc City, hometown of IBF Junior Flyweight Champion Johnreil Casimero, was severely impacted by this natural disaster.

On May 21, 2014, during the IBF/USBA 31st Annual Convention, Casimero will be recognized for his 3 successful title defenses. The International Boxing Federation/United States Boxing Association is taking this recognition a step further and is running a fundraising campaign in Johnriel Casimero’s name to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyen (Yolanda) in Ormoc City. The campaign, “Casimero Aid to Ormoc City,” will raise funds for the IPI Foundation, a Philippine-based charitable organization chosen by Casimero. The IPI Foundation has been in existence for 20 years, first as the Don Go Lam Foundation and the last eight years as the IPI Foundation. It is owned and operated by International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. The foundation has active initiatives in healthcare, environmental programs, educational aid and livelihood programs. (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Arash Usmanee: I am a warrior, and this is a fight

By Doug Rowe
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

For most fighters stepping into the ring on short notice against a number one contender, would be a daunting task. But for Arash Usmanee, whose will was forged as a child in war torn Afghanistan, fighting Ray Beltran as part of the co-main event on the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley undercard this Saturday, is an opportunity that he could not turn down.

“I am a warrior, and this is a fight,” explained Usmanee, 20-1-1, 10 KO’s. “It was perfect! . . . I had to decide if I was in shape enough to go 12 hard rounds against a tough guy at a higher weight. I thought about it and talked to my trainer and I accepted the fight.”

Beltran, 28-6-1, 17 KO’s, was originally scheduled to fight former WBO superfeatherweight champion Roman Martinez. Martinez got sick and pulled out at the last minute leaving Top Rank scrambling for an opponent nine days before the big card. (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Walters vs. Darchinyan on May 31

By Robert Coster

WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters will make his second title defense against former two-division titleholder Vic Darchynian in Macao on May 31. The bout will be the co-main event fight to the Nonito Donaire-Simpiwe Vityeka clash promoted by Top Rank. “We are happy that Nicholas will be fighting a boxer of the quality and name-recognition of Vic Darchinyan,” declared Walters’ manager Jacques Deschamps. The Jamaican-born Walters brings in a record of 23-0 with 19 KOs while the veteran Darchinyan, a former super-flyweight and bantamweight champion, has a 39-6-1 slate.



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Amateur star Gary Salazar signs with Top Rank

Will fight on eve of Pacquiao-Bradley on ESPN Friday Night Fights at Mandalay Bay

Gary Salazar, America’s top-rated amateur bantamweight from Fresno, has signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum made the announcement today. “We are very excited about Gary signing with Top Rank,” Arum said. Salazar was tabbed by many as the bantamweight who would represent Team USA in the Rio 2016 Olympics. He decided to turn professional, is 2-0 with two first round KOs and will make his official Top Rank debut in a four round bout on Top Rank’s ESPN Friday Night boxing card at Mandalay Bay on Friday night.

“Gary is one of the brightest prospects in California and a big ticket seller in his hometown of Fresno,” said Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler of Top Rank. (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Clottey defeats Mundine, drops “The Man” 5 times in one-sided match

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail

In a clash of former world champions, Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) outclassed and punished the self-proclaimed “best ever” Anthony Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs), scoring five knockdowns in a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision in a jr middleweight clash on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. In his first meaningful fight in four years, Clottey took the fight to Mundine, dropping him for the first time in round three. Clottey continued to attack, flooring Mundine twice in round six. Clottey scored his fourth knockdown in round eight. Mundine was down yet again in round ten, however “The Man” showed tremendous courage in taking his beating like a man for the full twelve. Scores were 116-108, 115-109, 117-108.

In the co-feature, cruiserweight David Aloua (11-1, 8 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over previously unbeaten Brad Pitt (15-1, 12 KOs).

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April 9th, 2014

UFC

UFN Abu Dhabi Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC will travel to Abu Dhabi this Friday with an undercard filled with international talent and grappling superstars, as several up and comers and some Octagon veterans look to get a win in the promotion’s second visit to the Middle East. . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: NOGUEIRA VS.NELSON is LIVE on UFC Fight pass on Friday, April 11 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is in the news again with his gambling wins. More

Speaking of Mayweather, “Money” was a surprise visitor to the Timothy Bradley camp. More

Carlos Molina is still locked up in a Las Vegas jail. More



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

#8 Cave posts big win vs. Gauthier

In an exciting fight that saw the tuxedo clad high-rollers of Toronto’s business elite stand up and cheer the final round, Halifax’s Tyson Cave (24-2 8KO) won a unanimous 96-94, 96-94, 99-91 decision over a game Sebastien Gauthier (22-5-1 14KO) of Montreal at the 29th annual Shaw Festival at the Royal York Hotel. The annual fundraiser for the arts where ringside tables cost as much as $13,000 provided the philanthropists with a match-up of the two best super-bantamweghts in Canada with Cave walking away NABA Canada belt. Gauthier had trouble closing the distance in the early going and Cave used the entire ring, making the Quebec fighter miss. The boxers went back and forth over the fight with Cave posting his best round in the 9th. Gauthier did his best to pull things out of the fire in the final round as the pair exchanged combinations, but it was too little too late and the WBA #8 ranked Cave walked away with 9th consecutive victory. (more…)



April 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Bradley a special TNT guest

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley poses with TNT basketball analysts and former NBA stars: Reggie Miller and Chris Webber during a special guest appearance at the Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets NBA game Tuesday night on the TNT Network. Bradley was on hand at the Staples Center to promote his eagerly-anticipated rematch against superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT.

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April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Usmanee and Beltran ready for war

Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) will step into the highest-profile fight of his life on short notice and face WBO #1 ranked Raymundo Beltran (28-6-1, 17 KOs) for the WBO NABO Lightweight title this Saturday, April 12, in the co-main event of the HBO Pay-Per-View card featuring the Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

An extended illness suffered by former two-time world champion Roman “Rocky” Martínez forced him to cancel, creating the huge opportunity for Usmanee, who was already in the gym preparing for another fight. (more…)



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao ‘grand arrival’ quotes and photo gallery

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach led the way as boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao stepped off his custom Team Pacquiao bus and made his ‘Grand Arrival’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was greeted by hundreds of cheering fans who are eagerly-anticipating his rematch against undefeated WBO world welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“I am very excited to return to Las Vegas,” said Pacquiao. “I didn’t fight here since December of 2012 and I missed a lot this environment…The first fight is already part of the past. What matters is this Saturday and I’m going to regain my world championship.

“The fight in Macao was a great experience and I enjoyed it very much, but it’s not like an important fight in Las Vegas and all the enthusiasm in this city…I’m hoping to give a great fight and great satisfaction to all my fellow Filipinos with a win this Saturday.” Photos…



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Fonfara-Campillo sparring session

Report/photos: Przemek Garczarczyk

When WBC challenger Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) last saw former WBA champion Gabriel Campillo (22-6, 9 KOs) it was August 2013 and both men were in the middle of the ring at US Cellular Field, usually home of the Chicago White Sox. Fonfara won the fight after hard battle with his power but the southpaw from Spain proved why he is considered one of the slickest, most accurate punchers in the game. “Gabriel, like my other sparring partners before the Adonis Stevenson fight, works hard, give me all they have during sparring,” said Fonfara. “He never wastes his punches, has a very elusive style and I need to be my best. This exactly what I want from my sparring partners.” On May 24, the “Polish Prince” will face WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) in Montreal. photos



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Ogogo added to Mayweather-Maidana undercard

Great Britain’s unbeaten middleweight star and 2012 Olympic medalist Anthony Ogogo (5-0, 2 KOs) will make his debut in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday, May 3 when he faces an opponent to be named on the non-televised undercard of the SHOWTIME PPV mega-event “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Texas Boxing Commission’s Dickie Cole to retire

Official Statement: TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation) is happy to have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Richard (Dickie) Cole. Dickie is retiring on April 30th of this year after 21 years in the Combative Sports program with the state of Texas! His legacy is the safe and organized combative sports events that are seen across the state. Throughout the years, he has been recognized for his dedication to combative sports and has provided opportunities and mentoring for many young men and women to become referees, judges, promoters, and seconds. His care and concern for the sport of boxing has been a lifelong passion that will continue to influence the industry for years to come. We are proud to have worked with Dickie, and to have been recipients of his wisdom and knowledge. He will be missed but not forgotten. We wish him well and thank him for his decades of service to the state of Texas.

Greg Alvarez has been named interim Combative Sports program manager. Alvarez has been a member of the TDLR team for 13 years.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Zepeda-Frankel on UniMas April 26

Undefeated prospect and top 15 world-ranked lightweight Jose “El Chon” Zepeda (18-0, 16 KOs) has been added to the TV portion of the April 26th Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas card at Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. Zepeda, a devastating puncher who holds a nearly 90% knockout rate and is riding a 12-bout knockout streak, will face off against perennial spoiler Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (32-14-1, 6 KOs). Zepeda is a Southern California native, born in Long Beach and residing in La Puente. He is trained by Robert Alcazar, former trainer of Oscar de la Hoya.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez opponent named: Clive Atwell

Yesterday it was officially announced by Oswlado Küchle, director of Promociones Del Pueblo, that the opponent in the first defense of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez will be undefeated WBC #12 ranked Clive Atwell (12-0-1, 7 KOs) of Guyana. The fight will be May 24 in Acapulco.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Convention Update

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By Boxing Bob Newman

The 52nd annual WBC convention was officially announced this week. In a surprise move, Las Vegas has once again landed the coveted role of hosting the annual gathering. It was only in 2011 that the WBC last held their annual convention in the desert oasis. Now, three years later, The Mirage Hotel will do the honors from December 14-19, 2014. This event will mark the first convention under the reign of newly elected president Mauricio Sulaiman, son of the legendary Don Jose Sulaiman Chagnon. The elder Sulaiman passed away on January 16, 2014, after a heroic struggle following a complicated cardiac surgery. While Mauricio oversaw the 51st convention in Bangkok, Thailand as his father remained hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Don Jose was still officially president for life. Details on the 2014 convention will be forthcoming at the WBC website over the coming months at WBCBOXING.com.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Alex Leapai camp update

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WBO mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) poses with sparring mate Razvan Cojanu (9-1, 4 KOs) from his training camp in Australia. Lepai will challenge WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) on April 26th in Germany.

The 6’8 Southern California-based Cojanu is said to be giving Lepai very good work ahead of the extremely tough task ahead of him with Klitschko. Cojanu is unbeaten since signing on with Journeyman Management including avenging his only defeat.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez breaks with Televisa?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has announced that his next fight will not be televised by the Mexican broadcast network Televisa, whom he has been with throughout his boxing career. Through his Instagram account, CaneloPower, Alvarez made the announcement: “Good morning, for the date of July 12, it has been decided that it will not be televised by Televisa due to work and personal issues. Thank you for your support and we’ll find the best for you and me, have a great day, regards.”

A source close to Alvarez told Fightnews.com the following: “Televisa hasn’t treated Alvarez as the great global star he is. Although many think he’s the darling of the network, the truth he is not … it’s not official yet, but it appears that Alvarez wishes to take a different path and now could listen offers of the other broadcasters.”

Canelo Alvarez is the owner of the TV rights for Mexico. Promoter Golden Boy Promotions has the U.S. TV rights.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov hits LA to begin training camp

Photo: Vadim Kornilov/Team Provodnikov

Photo: Vadim Kornilov/Team Provodnikov


WBO jr. welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) arrived from Moscow late Monday night in Los Angeles to begin preparations for his June 14 title defense that will be televised live on HBO against an opponent to be named. The name at the top of the Provodnikov camp’s short list is said to be Long Island contender Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs), who is rated WBO #13.

Also on the telecast will be the first defense of WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) against WBO #1 rated Brian Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs).

The card is expected to land in the New York area.



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham, Sjekloca confident of victory on May 3

Photo: Team Sauerland

Photo: Team Sauerland


Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference ahead of the fight between WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Arthur Abraham and Nikola Sjekloca on May 3 at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany, which will host its first ever world title fight.

Nikola Sjekloca: “I am going to dethrone the ‘King’ Arthur and take his title away. Last year, I had a competitive fight against Sakio Bika, who went on to win the WBC Belt. Now I want to win the WBO Title and unify against Bika in a rematch. I do not underestimate Abraham as I am following his career since he had his first world championship fight. I studied his style in detail and know how to beat him.”

Arthur Abraham: “To study my style by watching videos is one thing, to step into the ring against me the other. I am leaving for training camp tomorrow morning. I know for a fact that my coach Ulli Wegner will come up with the right game plan for me to be victorious on May 3. I am really looking forward to defend the WBO World Championship in my hometown of Berlin.”



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

More Results from Super Sunday in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

It was a crazy Sunday with too many important bouts in Japan. In Tokyo, Naoya Inoue, a 20-year-old Japanese youngster, so brilliantly wrested the WBC 108-pound belt with such a fine demolition of Adrian Hernandez in six lopsided rounds, while WBC flyweight ruler Akira Yaegashi kept his throne by a one-punch knockout of game and gallant Mexican Odilon Zaleta in nine competitive rounds.

The undercards were also entertaining contests with future champs therein. Former two-time national high school champ Takuma Inoue (just 2-0), 110, amazingly defeated WBA #4/WBC #5/IBF #5 Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (23-3, 15 KOs), 110, by a very unanimous decision (all 79-73) over eight. The 18-year-old brother of the newly crowned WBC champ Naoya also looked so talented and gifted that he beat up the more experienced son of the ex-world titlist from Thailand, battered him with more powerful combinations and piled up points very steadily. We look forward to the growth of Takuma Inoue as well as Kosei Tanaka of Nagoya, both of whom were good rivals in many amateur tournaments. (more…)



April 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Toronto

By Dave Spencer

Sebastien Gauthier 129.6 vs. Tyson Cave 129.8 **

Sam Vargas 149.6 vs. Tebor Brosch 146.6
Abokan Bokye 197.2 vs. Lyndon Chambers 198

**Results of Ontario same day weigh-in. Both weighed in yesterday for the NABA Canadian Title with Cave coming in at 122 pounds and Gauthier 121.4.

Location: Royal York Hotel
First Bell: 8:45



April 8th, 2014

UFC

Lou Lauria Joins Ultimate Fighting Championship as Vice President, Governing Body Relationships and International Fight Week

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is pleased to announce that Lou Lauria has joined the company as Vice President, Governing Body Relationships and International Fight Week. In this role, Lauria will oversee the company’s relationships with national, continental, and international sports federations. He will also spearhead the UFC’s global expansion and influence during International Fight Week™ in Las Vegas. (more…)



April 8th, 2014




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