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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

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Interview: Daniel Geale

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Boxing News

Rigondeaux, Looknongyantoy make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs. Sod Looknongyantoy 122
(WBA/WBO super bantamweight title)

Zou Shiming 111.5 vs. Luis De la Rosa 110.5
Gilberto Ramirez 167.5 vs. Junior Talipeau 167

Brian Viloria 112.5 vs. Jose Alfredo Zuniga 112.5
Rex Tso 117.5 vs. John Bajawa 117.5
Ik Yang 143 vs. Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit 136.5
Kuok Kun Ng 153 vs. Beau O’Brien 153
Egor Mekhontsev 177 vs. Mike Mirafuente 169.4
Mark Anthony Geraldo 116.2 vs. Efrain Perez 116.5

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO2, UniMas

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July 18th, 2014



Boxing News

WBA/WBO champion Rigondeaux vows more aggression; calls out WBC and IBF champs

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs), of Miami, Florida, has promised to provide “a lot of fireworks” when he defends his titles against Top-Five contender and two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-2-1, 27 KOs), of Srithep, Thailand, on Saturday at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Rigondeaux will need them if he is to derail the “Looknongyantoy Express,” who enters this fight riding a nine-year, 37-bout unbeaten streak.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: “I had a 10-week training camp with George Rubio where we focused on honing my combinations and power punching. I am taking nothing for granted with Looknongyantoy. He has an impressive record and he is a smart fighter.

“I intend to give UniMás and its boxing audience a great show. I plan to be more aggressive to be more impressive. But let me make this clear, I have been a world champion and an Olympic gold medalist for one reason – I do not make mistakes in the ring. I fight my fight, not my opponents’ fights. In baseball, great hitters do not swing at bad pitches. (more…)



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former amateur champion Cashmere Jackson has passed away after being hit by a car. More

Tyson Fury has been charged with misconduct after Dereck Chisora presser. More

Boxing promoter Tony Holden comes out of retirement. More

Trainer/former champ Ann Wolfe gets in involved in local boxing in Austin, Texas. More



July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN2 Weights from Huntington, New York

Photos: Star Boxing

Emanuel Taylor 141.5 vs. Karim Mayfield 143
Cletus Seldin 140.8 vs. Bayan Jargal 141.2
Jason Escalera 167.8 vs. Naim Terbunja 168.6
Anthony Karperis 138.8 vs. Ariel Duran 141
Wendy Toussaint 150.2 vs. Courtney Pennington 152

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York
Promoter: Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing
TV: ESPN2
Doors open: 6:30PM, first bell 7PM
Tickets: 631-673-7300

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July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee, Florida

Photos: All Star Boxing

Jonathan Vidal 114.6 vs. Juan Kantun 115
Emanuel De Jesus 150.6 vs. Juan Aguirre 149.6
Jayron Santiago 123.8 vs. Samuel Rodriquez 123.4
Anthony Mercado 140.6 vs. Javier Perez 139.4
Julio Santos 142.8 vs. Lazar Stojadinovic 144.44
Juan C Castillo 143.4 vs. Luis Rodriquez 142.4
Moises Hernandez 150.8 vs. Asaac Smith 148

Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Telemundo 11:35PM ET/PT
Time: Doors Open @ 7:30 PM & First Fight 8:30 PM
Tickets: 407-935-1412

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July 18th, 2014

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from San Francisco

Mercito Gesta 136.5 vs. Luis Arceo 137
Jonathan Chicas 142 vs. Emmanuel Robles 142
Taishan 287 vs. Alex Rozman 255

Ricardo Pinell 157 vs. Jamal Harris 163
Arturo Quintero 136 vs. Mario Hermosillo 140
Andy Vences 131.5 vs. Adolofo Landeras TBA
Laura Deanovic 129.5 vs. Celene Roman 127
Fabian Melendez 189.5 vs. Payton Boyea 190
Benjamin Briceno 123 vs. Walter Melchor Santibanes 124
Joel Slapno 152 vs. Jesus Sanchez 152

Venue: Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Melson injures rotator cuff; Tapia fight off

Junior middleweight Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday, July 26 bout against contender Glen Tapia. Melson believes he tore his left rotator cuff Tuesday during one of his final sparring sessions. A 2008 Olympic Alternate selection, the West Point grad gave up his spot after suffering the same injury. He’d also had his left rotator cuff operated on twice in the past, including in 2008 after tearing it.



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Referees to wear “Ref Cam” on ESPN FNF

Tomorrow night’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY, will feature a unique perspective when referees Steve Willis and Pete Santiago wear point-of-view cameras to give viewers a first-person point of view of all the sweat-spraying action inside the ring. The cameras, which will be mounted on both referees using two lapel pins, will be used live and during video replays. This marks the first time that Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates have ever used a referee camera. (more…)



July 17th, 2014

UFC

UFN Atlantic City Postfight

UFC senior Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler was joined on stage at the Fight Night Atlantic City post-fight press conference by six fighters: Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza, John Lineker, Rick Story, Joe Proctor, and Lucas Martins . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, Jul 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Zurdo Ramirez: My punches land just as hard here as they do in the Western Hemisphere

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBC/WBO #2, WBA #3, IBF #4 super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) is ready for his debut on the international stage. The southpaw Ramirez, 23, will be defending his NABF and NABO titles against “The One” Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs), a New Zealand native who fights out of Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia. The Ramirez-Talipeau super middleweight title fight will take place Saturday at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena and will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Gilberto Ramirez: “I am very excited to be making my HBO debut on this card and I want to make a good impression so I can continue fighting on HBO. This is the Zurdo Ramirez Era and I want to shine. I am prepared for Junior Talipeau and I am prepared to give a good show on Saturday. I want to prove — in the most emphatic terms — that I am ready to challenge for a world title. (more…)



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

AWE TV picks up Fury-Chisora grudge match

The July 26 heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury (22-0 16 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, will be televised live and exclusively in the United States on AWE – A Wealth of Entertainment. The two top ten rated heavyweights met almost three years ago to the day (July 23, 2011) in a bout that saw Fury win a unanimous decision over an out of shape Chisora. Chisora has since rededicated himself to the sport and ran off five wins in a row. Both Fury and Chisora have professed tremendous disdain for each other and each is vowing a knockout. To add to the animosity, the European, British and WBO International Heavyweight titles will all be on the line, plus the bout is a final eliminator for the number-one spot in the WBO and gives the winner a crack at unified world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Nugaev-Shafikov IBF eliminator August 15

Gary Shaw Productions has announced that lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) has officially signed to fight Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round IBF elimination bout. The fight will air live on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on August 15, 2014. The Nugaev-Shafikov winner will be in a position to fight for the IBF world title. The current champion is Miguel “El Titere” Vazquez.



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who turns 41 on August 23, still isn’t clear about his future in boxing. A source has said that promoter Fernando Beltran will meet Juan Manuel to offer a couple of fights. The first fight could be in Mexico City, and a lucrative fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao next year is also a possibility. Personally we know that Marquez hasn’t been thinking about saying goodbye to the sport and he will make any serious decision with his family.



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

U.S. boxing to have ‘down under’ feel in August

Australian and New Zealand boxers will figure prominently in significant televised fights on U.S. soil over a one-month period starting next week.

It all begins July 26th when Australian Daniel Geale will challenge undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden in an HBO fight.

On August 2, Australian Blake Caparello will challenge undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City on HBO.

On August 9, Australian Jarrod Fletcher will take on Daniel Jacobs for the vacant WBA “regular” middleweight title at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Showtime.

Also on August 9, New Zealand light heavyweight Robert “The Butcher” Berridge takes on Vasily Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs) and undefeated Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) faces TBA on NBCSN Fight Night from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

On August 16, Australian WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika will defend against undefeated Anthony Dirrell in a rematch at StubHub Center near Los Angeles on Showtime.

Finally, on August 22 Australian Daniel Dawson takes on former light middleweight world champion Austin Trout at a Southern California venue to be named in ESPN2’s final Friday Bight Fights telecast of 2014.



July 17th, 2014

UFC

Rousey named Female Athlete of the Year

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has laid an impressive path of destruction inside the Octagon since her debut in early 2013 . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

White Buffalo zooms in on KZN

By Ron Jackson

Former boxers Hardy Mileham and Francois Botha intend to revive the sport in KwaZulu-Natal. The two have formed a promotion company and will present their first tournament at the Ballito Exhibition Centre near Durban on July 25. It will be a box-and-dine event consisting of four-round fights. They hope to present another tournament at the end of October to honour one of the heroes of KwaZulu-Natal boxing, Tap Tap Makhathini. (more…)



July 17th, 2014

UFC

Ian McCall and The Warrior Way

Ian McCall’s life has been a bit of a rollercoaster. Okay, a lot of a rollercoaster. When I first interviewed him before his UFC debut with Demetrious Johnson, Ian told me all about his misspent youth and wasted opportunities in the WEC. It was a dark tale of literally coming back from the dead and getting his life in order, and all was looking up for the then-number one ranked flyweight in the world . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

“Champions of Gold” Final Press Conference

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

The final press conference took place Thursday in advance of Saturday’s world championship card at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) will defend his titles against top-five contender and two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-2-1, 27 KOs) in a world title fight that will be televised via same-day delay as the main event of Solo Boxeo Tecate on UNIMÁS, beginning at 11PM ET/PT.

Guillermo Rigondeaux: We’re waiting for Saturday. That’s all we can do now. You’ll see a great show.

Sod Looknongyangtoy: I respect Rigondeaux, but anything can happen in boxing.

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In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) will meet Luis De la Rosa (23-3-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO international flyweight title in a bout to be televised via same-day delay by HBO2 at 5PM ET/PT. At the press conference, the WBO unveiled a special belt studded with Swarovski crystals and features gold plating for the Shiming-De la Rosa winner.

Zou Shiming: This is the first milestone for me. I have the ability to claim the belt.

Freddie Roach: Zou Shiming is in great shape. I can’t wait for Saturday night.

Luis De la Rosa: Shiming is very confident about this fight. I don’t think he should be.

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Opening the HBO2 telecast, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) takes on Junior Talipeau (20-2-1, 7 KOs) for the WBO International and NABF super middleweight belts.

Gilberto Ramirez: I want it to be Saturday already. I want to be inside the ring. photos



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin LA Media Day Workout

By Miguel Maravilla

With a little over a week to go for his next fight WBA/IBO middleweight champion Kazakhstan’s Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) worked out for the media at the Box and Burn Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California. Golovkin will take on former two time world champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) of Australia, Saturday July 26 live on HBO World Championship Boxing from the Mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden in New York.

“I am happy to be back boxing, I know this is not an easy fight,” Golovkin told Fightnews.com. (more…)



July 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Muhammad Ali memorabilia hits Leland. More

Daniel Geale relishes his shot against Gennady Golovkin. More

Filming of boxing movie “Southpaw” moves into the Pittsburgh area. More

“Give me the credit I deserve,” says Larry Holmes. More



July 17th, 2014

UFC

UFN Fight Night Atlantic City: Cerrone stops Miller

Donald Cerrone loves to fight. In fact, he loves it so much that even after apparently stopping Jim Miller in the second round of their UFC Fight Night main event Wednesday at the Revel Casino Hotel, he was willing to do it again. And he did, handing Miller the first knockout loss of his career later in that same round . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 17th, 2014

UFC

UFN Fight Night Atlantic City: Smith KOs Duke in Prelims

Bantamweight veteran Leslie Smith wasn’t much of a “Peacemaker” against The Ultimate Fighter 18 alum Jessamyn Duke Wednesday night, as she stopped her opponent in the first round of their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at Revel Casino Hotel to nab her first Octagon victory . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MCGREGOR VS. BRANDAO is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey Chooses Monster as Headphone & Audio Partner

Monster Products, the world leader in high-performance headphones, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization are pleased to announce that UFC® women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has chosen Monster as her headphone and audio products partner. (more…)



July 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri signs contract to fight Pacquiao

By Flattop

WBO jr welterweight world champion Chris Algieri today signed the contract for his showdown with WBO welterweight champion and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to take place November 22 in Macao, China. Algieri will have a payday upwards of $1 million and his 140lb title will not be on the line.

“I am pleased that I have been able to provide this opportunity for Chris,” Algieri’s longtime promoter Joe DeGuardia told Fightnews.com. “It’s rewarding when you see the fruits of your labor come to fruition. I want to thank the Paramount which has been home to his fights and fans over the years. The ‘Rockin Fights’ series at the Paramount has showed that you can develop a fighter from the club shows into a world champion!”



July 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Palacios returns September 20

Former two time world title challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) returns to the ring on September 20 at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. Palacios founded World Wide Elite Entertainment last month and will promote the event as well as fight. “This is a new venture for me and something that I need at this point in my career,” said Palacios, who last fought in September 2012. “I fought twice for a world title and won my first 20 pro fights, only to have politics put me on the sidelines. As a promoter, I’m not only going to get myself back in the title picture but also assist other fighters that were mistreated in the past.”

The co-main event will feature super middleweight Rowland Bryant (18-3, 12 KOs). Separate undercard bouts include world title challenger Mike Marrone, Contender Season 4 Alum Alfredo Escalera Jr. and 2008 Cuban Olympian Idel Torriente. All opponents are TBA.



July 16th, 2014




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