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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Boxing News

Sergio Martinez out until June?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

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



December 13th, 2013



UFC

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

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

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

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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

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

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

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

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

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

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

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios failed drug test after Pacquiao fight

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Molina vs. Holt set for ESPN2 date

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from London

Photos: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Sport

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

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

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

Venue: ExCeL London
Promoter: Matchroom

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

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

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

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

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

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

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Braehmer and Oliveira make weight

Photos: Photo Wende

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

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

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

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Browne demolishes Tillman in two; Carr TKOs Awad

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Persoon-Morelli: the winner takes all.

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

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

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

Photo: Fightnews.com

Photo: Fightnews.com


By Karl Freitag

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

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



December 13th, 2013

UFC

Urijah Faber: Ready for the War at Home

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

“Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. back in action tonight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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

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

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

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Hassan N’Dam ready to return

By Michel Beuville/Netboxe.com
Photo: Pierre Girod

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



December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Auckland, New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

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

Sam Thaiday 249.1 vs. Ben Tameifuna 317

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

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December 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, Calif

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

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

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

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

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December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour-Price Final Presser Quotes & Pics

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

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

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

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

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

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

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Karpency added to WV card

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Macklin rips Sturm, demands ‘promised’ rematch

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

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

By James Slater

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

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

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

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Ouma: I boxed well tonight…I am back!

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

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



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

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

Lucas Browne 261.9 vs. Clarence Tillman 271.8

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

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December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

At age 41, unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour is finally ready to break into the mainstream

mansour_maineventsPhoto: Main Events

Finally after 16 years as a pro, with significant stretches both in and out of the ring, undefeated heavyweight Amir Mansour, 19-0, 14 KOS, is ready for his coming out party. The touted power puncher gets his big chance to make some noise in the heavyweight division Saturday night when he meets Kelvin Price, 14-1, 6 KOs, in the 10-round main event at Resorts International Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The fight will be nationally televised by NBC Sports Network on their highly-rated Fight Night live boxing series. This edition of the program is titled the “Road to Redemption.”

With his crushing power and trail of knockout victories, the Delaware-based Mansour has lately been the talk of local boxing fans in his home state, as well as in the Philadelphia and Atlantic City areas. However, few outside his immediate home turf know much about him. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Two SA title fights in Mdantsane

By Ron Jackson

Aphiwe Mboyiya makes the second defense of his national featherweight title when he faces Lusanda Komanisi and on the same bill at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre near East London Thomson Mokwana puts his SA lightweight title on the line against Irvin Buhlalu.

Mboyiya, who faces the mandatory challenger, is only 21 years old and has had only nine professional fights. He lost one and won four inside the distance. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Lee Purdy hoping to rebound from loss to Devon Alexander

Lee Purdy and has vowed to show he has become a different fighter since losing to Devon Alexander when he challenges Italian Leonard Bundu for the European Welterweight title the ExCeL London on Saturday night. Purdy described Saturday’s fight as a ‘must win’ and says that if he does take Bunndu’s belt he wants to put himself in a position where champions will have no choice but to fight him.

“Every fighter says it but I really am in the best shape of my life,” he said. “If there was an opponent that I could choose stylistically, then Bundo would be it. It’s going to be a cracking fight for me and the fans and I’m just really looking forward to fighting now, putting on a big show and finishing off the year with a bang.

“Obviously in my last fight against Devon Alexander I struggled with the weight a little bit but since then I’ve changed things and I’m a different fighter. You will see a different Lee Purdy on Saturday. I hope that I have taken enough from that fight to get me to the next level and prove a lot of doubters wrong. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Kiyota, Muranaka win OPBF, Japanese belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Having been defeated by Robert Stieglitz in a quest for the WBO 168-pound belt in Germany last July, former OPBF super-middle ruler Yuzo Kiyota (24-4-1, 22 KOs), 168, regained the vacant regional belt that he had vacated as he took the initiative over compatriot Shintaro Matsumoto (10-4, 8 KOs), 168, opened a nasty laceration over the left eyebrow and halted him at 0:37 of the fourth round on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The muscular Japanese, in round two, hurt Matsumoto with a vicious left hook and had the upper hand over the victim whom Kiyota had previously halted via TKO after the seventh. The ex-champ had him bloodied from a gash produced by a legal punch with a couple of examinations by the ring physician, who advised the ref that Matsumoto was unfit to go on.

In a supporting ten, WBA#8 Suguru Muranaka (19-2-1, 5 KOs), 112, wrested the Japanese national flyweight belt when he was awarded a hairline split verdict (95-94, 96-95, 94-95) over WBO#5/WBC#8/IBF#8 defending titlist Takuya Kogawa (22-3, 13 KOs), 112, over ten close and competitive rounds. Kogawa tried to outspeed and outbox the aggressive challenger, who caught the champ with a well-timed right to floor him midway in the third session. Since then, it became a really see-saw affair with each winning a point almost in every other round. Kogawa’s visit to the deck cost his belt in the fourth defense and his high world ratings. (more…)



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA calls for Vetyeka-Walters mandatory fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA World Championships Committee has decided to call for a period to negotiate the mandatory fight at featherweight between newly crowned “super” world champion Simpiwe Vetyeka and “regular” world champion Nicholas Walters. Both parties have been notified that they have 120 days to stage a Vetyeka-Walters fight. The deadline is April 5, 2014.

Vetyeka won the featherweight “super” title on December 6 when he TKO’d longtime champion Chris John, while Walters has been “regular” featherweight champion since December 2012 and made his first defense on November 11 by stopping Alberto Garza in Corpus Christi, Texas.



December 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mares back in the gym, eyes rematch with Gonzalez

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Former two-time world champion featherweight Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Mexico is back in the gym as he is gearing up for his return to the ring. Fightnews.com caught up with Mares at his training headquarters the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California. “It’s feels good to be back in the gym I have been back for weeks now and staying active,” Mares told us.

The 28-year-old Mares, is coming off the first defeat of his career by way of first round knockout at the hands of veteran Jhonny Gonzalez last August at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. A clean left hook to the chin floored Mares as he got up staggered, Gonzalez followed up with a flurry of punches as he finished up with a straight right that sent Mares to the canvas once again forcing the referee to stop the fight as Gonzalez pulled the upset.

“What can I tell you about it? I just got caught in the beginning of the round. That’s it,” Mares said. (more…)



December 12th, 2013




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