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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs) scored a ...

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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female super bantamweight Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas (40-9-1, 10 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round split decision over Jessica ...

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Results from Mexico City

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Surpassing all expectations, two former world champions delivered the maximum in the ring. Argentinian Daniela Romina ...

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Boxing News

The Log and the Short of a Boxing Mystery

pacquiao-bradley3By Bill Dwyre

With three weeks to go before Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley step into the ring in Las Vegas with intentions of punching each other’s lights out, a mystery continues to loom.

We know about Pacquiao’s retirement intentions, and about his political desires. The only mysteries there are (1) will he actually retire and (2) will he actually be elected a Philippine senator.

We know about Bradley’s discomfort with never getting the slight bit of credit for a victory over Pacquiao that the judges gave him, but nobody else did. We also know he has stopped trying to do battle with other boxers while fueling himself on Caesar Salad. Filet mignon, Tim. Then filet the opponent.

What we don’t know is what “The Log in the Ocean” means. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Sullivan Barrera: Realizing a Dream That’s Bigger Than Boxing

By Jesse Wright
Photo: Craig Bennett/Main Events

There is one fight that every single person in the boxing universe is talking about right now: Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward. Although that will no doubt be a phenomenal fight both lucratively and in entertainment value, there is still one more fight that needs to happen before we start getting excited. That fight, of course, is the one between Cuban amateur standout Sullivan Barrera and Andre Ward on Saturday, March 26th live on HBO. We got a chance to catch up with Barrera and not only learn what this fight means to his career, but what it will mean to accomplish a dream that should have been impossible.

Andre Ward is regarded by many as one of boxing’s pound for pound greatest. His undefeated record of 28-0 with 15 KOs came against the best competition the super middleweight division had to offer. Now at light heavyweight after an extensive layoff, Ward has only had one fight against overmatched Edwin Rodriguez back in November. Barrera will not be holding Ward’s past success in high regard once the bell sounds on Saturday. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016


Boxing News

Mighty Mo: I’m here to steal the show

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Hard hitting WBO NABO junior welterweight champion “Mighty Mo” Maurice Hooker (19-0-2, 14KO) out of Dallas, Texas takes on Columbian southpaw Wilfrido Buelvas (17-5, 11KO) on Saturday, March 26th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA as part of the Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera undercard. This will be Hooker’s first fight since signing with Roc Nation who also promotes Ward.

It has not been an easy road for the affable Hooker, who fought on the streets of Dallas as a teen before being led to a boxing gym that changed his life. Hooker, tall and slender with a big right hand, had his first pro fight against a 7-1 fighter where he earned a respectable draw. Under the guidance of his manager Arnie Verbeek and trainer Vincent Parra, he has gradually worked his way up the ladder and now has his sights on a world title. Although signing with Roc Nation should give him a big boost to his career, both inside and outside the ring, Hooker is still not completely content. (more…)



March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather claims to make seven figures a month without “moving a finger”

Kell Brook says he’ll take out frustrations on Kevin Bizier

Floyd Mayweather plots to turn £6.50-an-hour New Look shop assistant Rmarni Ball into the new Beyonce

4-0 Vijender Singh talks about a title fight 



March 22nd, 2016


UFC

Go inside the Jones-Cormier rivalry

Jon Jones has always had a chip on his shoulder when it comes to fighting wrestlers. With Daniel Cormier, it’s a boulder, maybe two, resting on the frame of the former UFC light heavyweight champ . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez on ESPN show “A Los Golpes”

WBO #1 super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez made an appearance today on the ESPNDeportes show “A Los Golpes” in Los Angeles that has his idol the great Julio Cesar Chavez as a host. “I feel very honored to speak him and that he takes the time to give me advice about my fight,” said Ramirez. The Mexican great told Ramirez “I have a lot of faith in you. I believe you will win the fight but you have to take advantage of your height and your youth. You facing a great champion but I know you will give it your best and you will give Mexico another world champion,” said Chavez. Ramirez will take on Arthur Abraham for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world championship on the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley Pay per view card. (more…)



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Corley to face Estrella on April 16

Former world champion DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley (44-26-1, 26 KOs) will take on WBC #10 ranked Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (25-1, 23 KOs) on April 16 in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The 41-year-old Corley is already 2-0 in 2016 after a disappointing 0-4 2015 campaign. In February, Corley surprised previously unbeaten Osama Hadifi, who was 11-0, 11 KOs entering the fight. The bout will be televised in Mexico by Televisa.



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

New opponent for Hughie Fury: Dominick Guinn

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (18-0, 10 KOs) will now face Dominick Guinn (35-10-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday at The SSE Arena, Wembley, following an injury to original opponent Nagy Aguilera. The fight will be a twelve-rounder. The 40-year-old Guinn is coming off a first round KO over Donnie Davis (8-28, 6 KOs) 13 months ago. His prior fight was in 2013. Guinn has never been stopped in his pro career.



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne fails post-fight drug test

WBA regular heavyweight world champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has reportedly failed a post-fight drug test following his KO win over Ruslan Chagaev on March 5. According to ESPN, the “A” sample of “Big Daddy” tested positive for Clenbuterol. There is also a “B” sample yet to be tested. The testing was conducted by VADA.



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley Camp Notes

Teddy Atlas Quote of the Day deep inside the Team Bradley Camp: “Tim let’s conquer new worlds on April 9.”

Art adorning the walls of Timothy Bradley’s training camp in Indio, California.



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo-Khan PPV undercard announced

Before WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and former two-time world champion Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) step into the ring at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 7, three undercard bouts have been confirmed to get fight fans ready for the main event.

Former IBF middleweight world champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will be looking to make an impression and use his power against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) in a ten round middleweight co-main event.

As part of the televised undercard, Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) will move up to welterweight to face undefeated Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (20-0, 13 KOs) in a ten rounder.

Opening up the pay-per-view telecast, unbeaten Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) is set to face former world title challenger Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) in a ten round middleweight bout.



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

“Saint Patrick’s Clash” Results

By Matt Thompson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) of Dublin, Ireland, pounded out a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Marcos Leonardo Jimenez (21-7, 14 KOs) to capture the vacant IBF Intercontinental lightweight title Saturday in front of a sold out crowd at the House of Blues in Boston. The Ormond versus Jimenez contest was the main event of the Murphys Boxing’s “Saint Patrick’s Clash” card. Click here for full report and GIANT photo gallery…



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Late Results from Atlantic City

This past Saturday night, welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (20-1, 7 KOs) thrilled a sold-out crowd at The Claridge in Atlantic City when he scored fourth round stoppage over Kendal Mena (20-4, 11 KOs) that highlighted a nine bout card.

In another notable bout, former world cruiserweight champion Imamu Mayfield (25-10-2, 18 KOs) fought for the first time in over eight years, but came up short in a decision loss to Dan Pasciolla (7-1-1, 0 KOs). (more…)



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

17-year-old Bauer on Pacquiao-Bradley undercard

Germany’s youngest professional boxer Leon Bauer (7-0, 6 KOs) makes his American debut on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 17-year-old super middleweight talent will be fighting on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s third and final fight with Timothy Bradley, which also features countryman ‘King’ Arthur Abraham’s WBO World title defence against Gilberto Ramirez.

In crossing the Atlantic, Bauer will not only become the youngest German fighter to have fought in Las Vegas, but also the youngest fighter to have ever been licensed to box in the fight capital of the World.

On April 9, Bauer will be 17 years and 233 days old, breaking the previous record of Jose Benavidez, who was 10 days older when making his professional debut in 2010 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.



March 21st, 2016

UFC

Miley Cyrus shows appreciation for Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz, fresh off his monumental upset of Conor McGregor at UFC 196, has added a lot of new fans to his already large following in the aftermath of the fight . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Abel Sanchez: Andre Ward has to prove that he belongs at 175

The biggest fight this week features the return of two-time world champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) against undefeated IBF #1 rated light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a twelve round 175lb elimination bout at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. In 2012, Ward was at the top of the world, but since then he has only fought twice.

“The Andre Ward that we’ve watched in the past we haven’t seen lately,” said Abel Sanchez, Barrera’s trainer. “But it’s the best that I can do is prepare Sullivan to take what’s given to him, to take what’s in front of him. Sullivan has a style that is from the – I meant to say from part of the Cuban school and part of my school. The attacking style that he has now and the knockouts that he has now are some of the stuff that we practice in the gym. It’s just a matter of going at Andre and taking what he gives us but not to let Andre breathe.

“It’ll make for a great fight because Andre I think has to prove – in my opinion anyway has to prove that he belongs at 175. He’s staring at a full-fledged 175-pounder that’s very athletic, that has a long history of a Cuban background and has had a great history with me. So if Andre can handle that, more power to him if he’ll come out. We don’t think he can. We think that we’ll be too good for him at this moment in Andre’s career. So that remains to be seen I guess on March 26.”



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Kell Brook: I want to stand and fight

IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook has told mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier to get ready to stand and fight on Saturday at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Brook is making the third defense of his title after a rib injury forced him out of his October clash with Diego Chaves.

“It feels like I’ve been training for an eternity and I just can’t wait to get in there and fight,” said Brook. “The back end of last year was so frustrating. I was excited for the Chaves fight and to get injured with just over a week to go was heart-breaking. When we tried to reschedule the fight the IBF told us that we have to fight Bizier next so he’s in the saddle. (more…)



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Running in the family for Carl Frampton

The North East needs a star attraction to bring boxing back – could these two be it?

Paul Williams won’t let accident keep him down

Fans unfazed by The Grove’s ban of Manny Pacquiao in LA



March 21st, 2016

UFC

Almeida-Garbrandt headlines May 29 event in Vegas

The UFC will be in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend, with a special Sunday event on May 29 to be aired live on FOX Sports 1 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. In the UFC Fight Night main event, it’s a bantamweight bout with explosive potential, as unbeaten rising stars Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt collide in a bout that pits fighters with a combined 29-0 (23 KOs) record against each other . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Blackwell says Groves hits harder and has a better jab than Eubank Jr

British middleweight champion Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell has paid tribute to the skills of former British, Commonwealth and European super-middleweight champion ‘Saint’ George Groves following a number of sparring sessions in his company and says he’s now more confident than ever of defeating his next opponent, Chris Eubank Jr., on March 26.

Blackwell and Eubank Jr. collide at the SSE Arena, Wembley this weekend and the champion from Trowbridge has been using time spent in the ring with Groves to sharpen his tools and get him well-prepared for the task at hand.

“It has been really good,” said Blackwell. “George is big, strong, very fast and he hits hard. He’s also a really nice lad. I appreciate him letting me go to his gym and spar. (more…)



March 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. destroys boxing fan in two

In the most unusual fight of his career, 47-year-old multi-division former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (63-9, 46 KOs) scored a second round KO over boxing fan contest winner Vyron Phillips (0-1) on Sunday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Jones, who weighed in at 201.7 lbs., didn’t do much in round one, but then he rocked Phillips with a right hand at the bell. Jones connected with some flush shots in round two, then laid out Phillips with another crushing right hand.

Phillips was selected from more than 1,500 boxing fan entries for the opportunity to fight Jones. He would have collected $100,000 with a win.



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Kogawa, Masuda victorious in Japanese title twinbill

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

In a battle of former world challengers, IBF#9/WBA#13 Takuya Kogawa (26-4, 13 KOs), 112, kept his national flyweight belt when he energetically displayed whirlwind attacks, maintained the initiative all the way and pounded out a unanimous decision (98-92 twice, 97-93) over ex-light-fly champ Masayuki Kuroda (24-7-3, 14 KOs), 112, over ten fast frames on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Kogawa, making his second defense in his second reign, proved sharper and swifter than the game but slower Kuroda, who couldn’t show his weapon out of his expected arsenal except in round three when he occasionally connected with looping left hooks. Moving to-and-fro and side-to-side, Kogawa completely confused and frustrated the upright stylist, whipping him with light but fast combos from all angles to pile up points steadily.

Kuroda, who failed to win the world belt from Juan Carlos Reveco two years ago, attempted a last surge, but it was Kogawa that proved busier and more accurate in mixing it up in the close quarter in the penultimate round. The champ was also in command in the last, effectively lifting sickle-like uppercuts to the willing mixer. (more…)



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Mike Alvarado: I’m back and I’m ready for a fight with whoever

Photo: Liz Kreutz/Top Rank

Photo: Liz Kreutz/Top Rank


By Byron Spurlock

“Tonight felt like my debut, I felt like I was 0-0,” said former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) after his third round KO over Saul Corral (19-7, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in Houston. “I’m thankful for the opportunity from Top Rank to be here tonight and Univision for allowing me to showcase tonight.”

“I had a lot of cleansing I had to do after the Brandon Rios fight. I was able to get the support I needed and I in turn made a huge 180 and now I’m clean all the way.

“I need one more fight and the rust is gone, I’m ready for a fight with whoever.

“I’m back and I’m ready for a fight with whoever, if it’s Rios that’s fine. If he wants to make that fight happen again, I’m here. I’m not going anywhere!”



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Juan Diaz: The other lightweights should beware

Photos: Liz Kreutz/Top Rank

Photo: Liz Kreutz/Top Rank


By Byron Spurlock

Former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) won the sixth straight fight in his comeback with a ninth round TKO over Fernando Garcia (30-8-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night in Houston, Texas. So how did the Baby Bull rate his performance?n”I’m always very critical of myself, I would grade myself a B- tonight,” he said, “only because I can see that I have some bumps and bruises on face tonight. I see those bumps and bruises so I need to get hit less. If I didnt have these bumps I might have given myself an A-.”

As for the future, Diaz stated “I’m still the lightweight Baby Bull and the future champion and I can still take a punch and still give a punch and as you can see the status tonight were pretty good. I know I threw a lot of punches tonight and the other lightweights should beware. (more…)



March 20th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Brisbane: Post-fight and Talking Points

Mark Hunt recorded his third UFC walk-off knockout in the first round against Frank Mir at Fight Night Brisbane. The Australian has become known for his punching power. Every time he swings one of his arms through the air, the chances are high that could be the end of the fight just moments later . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Bonus recap

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March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. hits back at critics

Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. is taking some heat from fans and media for choosing a boxing fan as his next opponent. But, Roy says the criticism doesn’t bother him.

“I don’t really give into the critics because critics are always going to criticize and what have they done?” Jones told cbssports.com. “A person who has never done nothing can’t really care nothing about doing something. So as far as the critics, I don’t care what they think. I don’t have time to give to critics. If I spent my career responding to critics, I’d never be where I’m at right now.”

Tonight at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, Jones Jr. (62-9, 45 KOs) will step into the ring against 33-year-old Vyron Phillips of St. Paul, Minnesota. Phillips was selected from over 1500 entries from fans wanting to fight Roy. If Phillips beats Roy, he’ll earn $100,000.



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin to attend NASCAR race

Who knew? Turns out WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is a big NASCAR fan. GGG will be taking some time away from training camp to attend today’s NASCAR Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Gennady will be a special guest of auto racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Earnhardt has arranged for Gennady to meet many of the other drivers. This will be his first live auto race for Golovkin, who will be joined by trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler.



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA 130lb super champ Uchiyama to headline WBA tripleheader

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japan’s Boxer of the Year, WBA 130-pound super champ Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20 KOs) will headline a WBA tripleheader featuring as many world title bouts of his stablemates in Tokyo, Japan, on April 27. Uchiyama will face WBA interim titlist, Panamanian Jezreel Corrales (19-1, 7 KOs) in the main event, and the other two will be title defenses of WBA super-fly ruler Kohei Kono and WBA light-fly titleholder Ryoichi Taguchi in companion title goes.

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Uchiyama, making his twelfth defense, was originally supposed to face Nicholas Walters in the US, since he has been eager to try his fists and prove his strength outside of Japan. The WBA, however, abruptly made an order for Uchiyama to face the regular champ Javier Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KOs), a southpaw speedster hailing from Dominican Republic, but the negotiation reportedly fell through at the last minute and the interim ruler Corrales eventually replaced Fortuna with the special permit submitted by Watanabe Promotions to the Association. Uchiyama, 36, is aiming to break the record of thirteen defenses registered by WBA 108-pound kingpin Yoko Gushiken in 1980’s. People here pay great attention to our outstanding champ Uchiyama’s activity of this year.



March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Baby Juarez punches ticket to world title fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a rematch, WBC #1 rated minimumweight Saul ‘Baby’ Juarez (22-4-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over #5 rated former world champion Oswaldo ‘Gallito’ Novoa (17-7-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Recinto Ferial in Metepec, Mexico. Scores were 97-92, 99-91 and 98-91. With the win, Juarez earned a shot at WBC world champion Wanheng Menayothin of Thailand. Juarez-Novoa I, last December, lasted less than a minute, ending in a technical draw due to a head clash.

Also seeing action, WBC female flyweight champion Ibeth ‘Roca’ Zamora (25-5, 10 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Mari Ando (12-9, 5 KOs).



March 20th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Brisbane: Hunt hits walk-off KO against Mir

Continuing to amaze at the age of 41, heavyweight contender Mark Hunt did it again at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in the main event of UFC Fight Night, knocking out former two-time champion Frank Mir to put together his first two-fight winning streak in the Octagon since 2011 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Magny, Matthews, Kelly all score comeback victories

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March 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Diaz and Alvarado score KOs in Houston

By Byron Spurlock at ringside
Photos: Liz Kreutz / Top Rank

Former unified lightweight world champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) scored a hard fought ninth round KO over Fernando Garcia (30-8-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at The Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. Diaz and Garcia went right at it from the opening bell and pretty much didn’t stop. “The Baby Bull’s” attack was relentless, but Garcia was able to absorb hundreds of clean shots and kept firing back. Diaz finally dropped Garcia with a barrage of punches in round nine, and got a stoppage from referee Laurence Cole with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:24.

“I felt good, maybe a little bit of rust because of the inactivity, but I give myself a B+,” said Diaz afterward. “I’m ready to fight again and become a world champion.”

Former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (35-4, 24 KOs) bounced back from his loss to Brandon Rios 14 months ago with an exciting third round knockout of game Saul Corral (19-7, 10 KOs). As usual, the aggressive Alvarado was more than willing to take some shots to land his, and a crushing right hand laid out Corral. Time was 1:25.

“I’m back! This is what I have worked for since last year,” stated Alvarado. “I finally feel at peace. I feel like I cleansed myself spiritually, mentally and physically. I’m ready to fight the best.” (more…)



March 20th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Brisbane: Jouban, Hooker with impressive quick wins

Welterweight action hero Alan Jouban impressively rebounded from his October loss to Albert Tumenov in UFC Fight Night prelim action, finishing Brisbane’s Brendan O’Reilly via strikes in the first round at Brisbane Entertainment Centre . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Pearson gets close victory over Laprise on UFC Fight Pass Brisbane prelims

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March 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Shocker: Rojas upsets Budler to win WBA and IBO belts

By Ron Jackson

Byron Rojas from Nicaragua beat South Africa’s Hekkie Budler on a unanimous 12 rounds points decision in a major upset to win the WBA and IBO minimumweight belts on Saturday night at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. All three judges scored the fight 115-113 in favor of the Nicaraguan.

In a closely fought contest, Budler made Rojas miss throughout and scored with cleaner punches, but he slowed down in the last three rounds to allow the challenger to come back into the fight.

However, Budler who was cut on the right eye early in the fight, appeared rather unfortunate to lose his titles. (more…)



March 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Moloney Brothers win WBA Oceania belts

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former amateur star Andrew Moloney (6-0, 3 KOs) outscored Ryohei Takajashi (8-2-1, 1 KO) of Japan via unanimous ten round decision to capture the vacant WBA Oceania bantamweight title at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria on Saturday Maloney controlled the bout in most of the rounds.

In other action Jason Moloney (6-0, 6 KOs) stopped Junior Bajawa (14-7, 6 KOs) of Indonesia in four rounds of scheduled ten round bout with the WBA Oceania super bantamweight belt up for grabs. Bajawa removed his boxing boots during the contest as they lacked traction. The referee called it off in round four. Bajawa had lost to former world title challenger, A J Banal on points in 2015. (more…)



March 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Nielsen, Commey triumph in Denmark

Unbeaten IBF #5, WBO #12 cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (21-0, 14 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over WBA #3 rated former World title challenger Mirko Larghetti (20-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 117-112.

In other action, unbeaten IBF #3, WBC #7 lightweight contender Richard Commey (24-0, 22 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Anzor Gamgebeli (27-14-3, 12 KOs).



March 19th, 2016




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