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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri made a special appearance ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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Boxing News

Obara, Tobe win vacant OPBF, Japanese belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Former Japanese super-light champ Keita Obara (11-1, 10 KOs), 140, acquired the vacant OPBF 140-pound belt as he withstood furious attacks of OPBF#2 Jay Solmiano (16-3-1, 12 KOs), 139, in early rounds and fought back to score a come-from-behind knockout victory at 1:50 of the fourth session on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The Filipino southpaw fiercely attacked the Japanese rival from all angles, but Obara weathered the opening storm with his tight guard and determination. The fourth witnessed Obara explode a vicious left hook to the temple of Solmiano, who hit the deck and resumed fighting to mix it up only to fall again this time for the full count. The powerful Solmiano, with the sturdy upper body, had an ill-fated night. (more…)



April 15th, 2014



Boxing News

Shingo Eto defeats WBC #12 Sermona

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-moving speedster Shingo Eto (13-2-1, 8 KOs), 130.75, decked a very important victory over WBC#12 Filipino southpaw swinger Ryan Sermona (16-5, 9 KOs), 128.75, by a unanimous technical decision (59-55 twice, 59-56) at 2:26 of the sixth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Shingo, the youngest of Eto brothers handled by ex-WBA junior fly world champ Yoko Gushiken who defended his belt thirteen times to his credit, kept circling and punching positively to pile up points steadily. Sermona, a harder puncher, kept swinging roundhouse left hooks with less precision and failed to catch up with the taller footworker. The fifth saw Sermona sustain a bad vertical gash on the forehead due to an accidental butt. The Filipino southpaw again suffered a severer and deeper laceration on the same place of the forehead that prompted the referee’s intervention due to the ring physician’s advice. The ref Tsuchiya called a halt and took a technical verdict in favor of the upset winner Eto. His manager/promoter Gushiken was so jubilant that he said, “Shingo showed his best tonight, and he will zoom up as a world contender. He trained very hard this time to win this game.” Sermona’s gash required 24 stitches that showed how deep and wide his cut was. Promoter: Reason Promotions.



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy Purse Bid Results

A purse bid procedure was held in at IBF headquarters today to determine who will promote the IBF Jr. Lightweight Championship re-match, when, where and for how much. There were two bidders, Iron Mike Promotions and Warriors Boxing Promotions LLC. Iron Mike Productions bid $260,000.00 and Warriors Boxing Promotions bid $ 251,000.00. The purse bid split will be 75% to Mendez and 25% to Barthelemy.



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fightnews.com has been informed that the Costa Rican WBA interim super featherweight world champion Bryan ‘Tiquito’ Vasquez is under consideration for an appearance on HBO after his impressive performance in defeating the previously unbeaten José Felix Jr. last in Las Vegas. We also hear there is a possibility that in the next 15 or 30 days WBA “regular” super featherweight world champion Takashi Uchiyama could be abandoning the belt. Should that happen, Vasquez could be promoted to regular champion or fight a top contender for the belt.



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Ten weeks of big fights

By Karl Freitag

After an inconsistent start in 2014, the sport boxing finally got into full swing with last Saturday’s Pacquiao-Bradley clash, which was the first of ten consecutive Saturday nights with major televised bouts.

Here’s what we have in store for the remaining nine weeks:

Showtime April 19
Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov (IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles)
Peter Quillin vs. Lukas Konecny (WBO middleweight title)
Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi (IBF welterweight)

Showtime April 26
Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz (WBA interim welterweight title)
Lucas Matthysse vs. John Molina (super lightweight)
Omar Figueroa vs. Jerry Belmontes (WBC lightweight title)

Network TBA April 26
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alex Leapai (IBF/WBO/IBO/WBA heavyweight titles)

PPV May 3
Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana (WBC/WBA welterweight)
Luis Collazo vs. Amir Khan (welterweight)
Adrien Broner vs. Carlos Molina (super lightweight)
J’Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban (super middleweight)

ESPN May 10
Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola (vacant WBC heavyweight title)

HBO May 17
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado (super lightweight)

Showtime May 24
Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara (WBC light heavyweight title)

HBO May 24
Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez (WBC heavyweight eliminator
Daniel Geale vs. Matthew Macklin (middleweight)

HBO May 31
Carl Froch vs. George Groves (IBF/WBA super middleweight title)

HBO2 May 31
Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka (WBA featherweight title)
Nicholas Walters vs. Vic Darchinyan (WBA “regular” featherweight title)
Egveny Gradovich vs. Alexander Miskirtchian (IBF featherweight title)

PPV June 7
Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez (WBC middleweight)

HBO June 14
Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri (WBO super lightweight title)
Demetrius Andrade vs. Brian Rose (WBO super welterweight title)



April 15th, 2014

UFC

Chad Laprise: The Disciple’s Path

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and losing on The Ultimate Fighter. One of those little things for Chad Laprise was finding out that once he entered the house for the TUF Nations competition, it was going to be about the competition, not he and castmates becoming reality television stars . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: TUF NATIONS FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov-Algieri card moved to Brooklyn

The June 14 HBO clash between WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov and unbeaten Chris Algieri, which was originally announced to be taking place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, will now take place 22 miles west at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The bout will officially be announced at a press conference tomorrow. It was also confirmed that the non-televised undercard will include undefeated Long Island light heavyweight Seanie “Irish” Monaghan and Brooklyn’s own Heather “The Heat” Hardy in the first professional woman’s fight at Barclays Center. WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade is expected to defend his belt against Brian Rose on that card as well, but that hasn’t been made official yet. The event is promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Local talent showcased in Syracuse, NY

Dating back to the times of Carmen Basilio and the DeJohn brothers, Syracuse has always been a hot bed for the sport of boxing. Most recently, Syracuse has begun to shine once again at the amateur level, with multiple New York State Golden Gloves and National Champions. This Thursday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool, NY, six local upstate NY amateur stars will be stepping into the ring in JKJ Promotions’ “Finding the Next Champion” series that showcases local talent to the Syracuse community. (more…)



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Leonso Nunez

The much anticipated test of Tijuana female flyweight Brenda Flores (7-2, 2KOs) went down last Friday night at the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the parking of the Caliente Racetrack. Flores faced former IBF straw weight champion and #2 WBC ranked Katia Gutierrez (19-4, 4KOs) of Los Mochis, MX, in a light flyweight six rounder and it was quickly proven she was a big fish in a small Tijuana pond. Gutierrez easily took a unanimous decision in the headliner of a twelve-bout fight card which was taped for later broadcast on Azteca America. (more…)



April 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Rios defeats Cancio, Ramirez tops Rodriguez

By Sam Geraci at ringside

Unbeaten jr lightweight Ronny Rios (23-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Andrew “Chango” Cancio (15-3-2, 11 KOs) on Monday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Good two-way action with Rios pulling it out by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.

Unbeaten featherweight phenom Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (11-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos Rodriguez (22-14-3, 10 KOs). Ramirez was aggressive early, then cruised to a 80-72, 79-73, 78-74 verdict.

Unbeaten lightweight Jose Arambula (7-0, 3 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over David Diaz (4-1-1, 2 KOs). Arambula dropped Diaz in round one, and battered him in round two, but had to go the distance. Scores were 60-53, 58-55, 58-55.



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Lineup finalized for “Boxing at the Barker”

King Sports Worldwide promised a fight card featuring some of boxing’s most exciting young professional fighters for Wednesday night’s debut event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. They have largely delivered on that promise. “There will be no ‘undercard’ on Wednesday, April 16,” said Michael King, president of King Sports Worldwide. “We have five exciting fights scheduled featuring equally accomplished fighters. The records and past performances speak for themselves and we will fulfill our promise to bring Southern California boxing fans ultra-competitive fights.”

In the heavyweight division, two undefeated fighters will collide as southpaw Charles Martin (15-0-1, 13 KOs) takes on Alex Flores (14-0, 12 KOs) in a ten-rounder for the vacant NABO heavyweight title.

Former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (29-1-1, 11 KOs) returns against veteran Fulgencio Zuniga (26-8-1, 23 KOs) in a super middleweight ten-rounder. (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

How intense was Manny Pacquiao’s mom during the fight on Saturday night? Check out this video. More

Intense also describes Filipino fans who watched the Pacquiao-Bradley fight in Las Vegas. More

Golden Boy’s University of Illinois at Chicago card features three Chicago hopefuls hoping to make it. More

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: The feud that’s endangering boxing. More



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Tomasz Adamek: I need to get my hunger back

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“If you look at my American Dream since 2005, then you could see how many fights, how many battles I had to go through. I’m 37, nobody is hiding that but I want to fight maybe twice more. But first I have to step back from boxing, get some hunger back,” said former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) in a very open, honest TV Polsat interview with noted Polish sports journalist and boxing analyst Mateusz Borek. (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Shumenov-Hopkins officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Earl Brown will be the third man in the ring when WBA light heavyweight super world champion Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9KOs) and IBF light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32KOs) collide on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The three judges are Gustavo Padilla (Panama), Dave Moretti. (U.S.) and Jerry Roth (U.S). The fight supervisor is Gilberto Jesus Mendoza (Venezuela).



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

“Atomic Bull” McCall: I’m ready, in great shape

By Przemek Garczarczyk

48-year-old former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall (57-13, 37 KOs) is getting ready to make it two consecutive wins in Poland when he fight Marcin Rekowski (13-1, 11 KOs) on April 26 in Legionowo (Poland). “I’m in great shape, around 235, training hard with my coach Doc Nicholson, sparring with my friend and world class fighter Fres Oquendo. Ready to roll, prove what I can still do!” said McCall.



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz says he’s willing to come to Belfast to KO Carl Frampton

By James Slater

WBC super-bantamweight king Leo Santa Cruz says he is looking forward to defending his belt against unbeaten Irish star Carl Frampton; with the Mexican warrior saying he is more than willing to come over to Frampton’s Belfast fortress for the mouth-watering clash. Speaking with The Belfast Telegraph, Santa Cruz, 27-0-1(15) said he will make the trip to Belfast “for the biggest purse of my career.”

“I will fight Frampton in Belfast. He is my number-one choice and I want to defend my title in July,” Santa Cruz said. “I will come to Belfast if I get the biggest purse of my career.” (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Sampson Boxing inks Jonathan Guzman

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has announced the signing of undefeated super bantamweight KO artist Jonathan “Salomon King” Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) to a promotional contract. The 24-year-old Guzman already won the WBA Fedelatin bantamweight andWBC FECARBOX super bantamweight titles and is rated #11 by the WBA at bantamweight.



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Maidana: When I hit Mayweather with a brutal shot, I will finish him

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBA welterweight champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) of Santa Fe, Argentina met with reporters Saturday afternoon at the Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Fightnews.com caught up with Maidana as he talked about his May 3 PPV showdown against undefeated pound for pound king WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs).

“We all know he is a great champion but I’m training hard for the best Mayweather,” Maidana told Fightnews.com “I hit very hard, every time I land a solid punch I hurt my opponents then I go for the knockout. That will be the case with Mayweather. When I hit him with a brutal shot, I will finish him!”

Maidana has already begun his preparation as he will be working with his trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California for the fourth time. (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

Pacquiao 7ARingside by Chris Cozzone
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

You could make a case that the third man in the ring, Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, was referee Kenny Bayless. It was obvious, I mean, he was right there, the man in blue, doing such a good job you hardly noticed he was there.

But you could also make the case that Juan Manual Marquez, recently defeated by one, after having knocked out cold, the other, was also present.

Standing tall and unseen would be a fifth shadow, that of Floyd Mayweather, untoppled from his hill and less-than-gently reminding the 15,601 in attendance – not to mention the promoter – just whose house they were brawling in, whose city, and whose sport . . . Click here for more



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: Willie Monroe Jr., the next generation

Photo: Banner Promotions

Photo: Banner Promotions


By Bob Caico

Middleweight Willie Monroe, Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs) of Rochester, NY is a promising prospect born into a family of fighters with the same name. Monroe Jr’s father, Willie Monroe, was a middleweight who rose as high as #6 in the world ratings in the early 90s. His great uncle, Willie “The Worm” Monroe, was a middleweight contender fighting out of Philadelphia in the 70s. Monroe Jr. aims to advance further than his predecessors.

He has won his last six fights since losing a split decision to veteran spoiler Darnell Boone three years ago, and hopes ESPN’s 2014 Boxcino tournament will be his ticket to a world title shot. In the quarterfinals, Monroe defeated Donatas Bondorovas by 6-round unanimous decision to advance to the middleweight semi-finals against Vitaliy Kopylenko on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Julian Ramirez looking for a KO tonight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Carlos Baeza

Undefeated featherweight prospect Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (10-0, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles will co-headline tonight against rugged veteran Carlos Rodriguez (18-13-4, 10 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Fightnews.com caught up with Ramirez as he trained at a home gym in Pico Rivera, California, five miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“I am fighting Carlos Rodriguez,” said Ramirez told Fightnews.com. “I know he fought “Jo Jo” (Joseph Diaz Jr.), he stays in the pocket. I am training for everything and waiting for whatever. Training is cool conditioning, sparring, everything was good. the weight is fine. I am ready to go!” (more…)



April 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Ronny Rios 127.6 vs. Andrew Cancio 127.4
Julian Ramirez 122.2 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 122.4
Jose Arambula 134.2 vs. David Diaz 135.4
Jose Felix Quezada 134.6 vs. Antoine Knight 134.8
Jordan Shimmell 207.4 vs. Damon McCreary 257.4
Alex Martin 146.8 vs. Anthony Linenfelser 144.6
Mike Gavronski 165.4 vs. Kevin Hand 167
Semajay Thomas 142.2 vs. Miguel Antonio Rodriquez 139

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley Scorecard Analysis

By Karl Freitag

A look at the scorecard showed that after four rounds Manny Pacquiao was ahead 39-37 on the card of judge Glenn Trowbridge, while judges Michael Pernick and Craig Metcalf had it even at 38-38.

After eight rounds, Trowbridge had Pacquiao ahead 78-74, while Metcalf had Pacman up 77-75 and Pernick had it even.

Pacquiao then pulled away, sweeping the final four rounds on the cards of both Trowbridge and Pernick, while Metcalf awarded Pacquiao the last three rounds.

In the end, scores were 118-110 (Trowbridge) and 116-112 (Pernick and Metcalf).

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April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

July draws with Graves on self-promoted card in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Baltimore, MD cruiserweight Venroy “Hardwork” July will never be accused for giving himself an easy opponent on one of his self-promoted cards. Saturday night at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore on July’s Hardwork Promotions card, the tough opponent, undefeated Quantis “The Grim Reaper” Graves of Beaumont, TX, came very close to spoiling the occasion but had to settle for an eight-round majority draw.

When Graves takes a look at the footage from this bout, he will probably see a number of missed opportunities he had to take control of the contest. Instead, both men engaged in a lot of holding and some headbutting that may have served July a little better in the contest. The phone booth-style nature of the contest neutralized Graves’s offense the rest of the way.

July received the nod on judge Kenny Chevalier’s card at 77-76. However, judges John Gradowski and Don Risher saw the draw at 76-76. July is now 16-1-3, six KOs. Graves remains undefeated at 9-0-2, four KOs. (more…)



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Sosa KOs Brooks in Atlantic City

Photo: Katie Warburton

Photo: Katie Warburton


By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Junior lightweight prospect Jason Sosa (12-1-3, 8 KOs) made a big statement to the lightweight contenders in scoring a devastating ninth round knockout of Michael Brooks (10-2-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the famed Bally’s Events Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, popular middleweight sensation Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna upped his record to 14-0, 7Ko’s with a solid eight round unanimous over Ahsandi “Mr. Brixx” Gibbs (10-4, 4 KOs). (more…)



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara vs. Smith is off, Lara vs. Canelo is on

As we expected, WBA super welterweight titleholder Erislandy Lara was pulled out of his scheduled May 2 fight against Ishe Smith. Instead he will face Canelo Alvarez on July 12. Lara’s WBA “regular” title (formerly held by Canelo) will not be on the line as Canelo considers Floyd Mayweather, whom he lost his title to, to be the real WBA champion.

Via social media:

Canelo Alvarez: Ready! July 12, 2014 – CANELO VS LARA. We are going to give you what you want.

Erislandy Lara: @Laraboxing vs @caneloOficial July 12! We will find out what the kid’s got. This one is for my fans!!

Oscar de la Hoya: Canelo vs Lara July 12 are you ready? @GoldenBoyBoxing stacked undercard. Who would you like to see on the undercard?

Leonard Ellerbe: Lara vs Smith is off. Ishe vs TBD on May 2. More details to follow, stay tuned!



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Colorado Springs ‘Throwdown’ shaping up

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain News

On Saturday April 25th, Galvadon Promotions presents ‘Colorado Springs Throwdown,’ featuring local talent and several highly regarded prospects.

The main event will see Izaak Cardona look to keep his KO streak alive, he is 7-0 and nobody has seen the final bell. His opponent will be very tough Katrell Straus. Straus put on the fight of the night last year when he and John Montgomery each went to the canvass more than once before Straus stopped him in the fourth. (more…)



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Nonthaburi, Thailand

By Boxing Bob Newman

M150 One Songchai Promotions staged an outdoor show at Nonthaburi Pier, Nonthaburi, Thailand on Friday afternoon. Headliner “Dangerous River” Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo kept his WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title via TKO5 over Indonesian Nouldy Manakane. One Songchai head Pariyakorn Ratanasuban hopes to match Chonlatarn in an eliminator with WBO #4 Australian Joel Brunker, with the winner to face the winner of the vacant WBO title match between Gary Russell, Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko.

(more…)



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Persoon confident at 7-day weighin

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Delphine Persoon will challenge next week, April 20, in Zwevezele, Belgium, current WBC lightweight champion Erica Annabella Farias.

Persoon, who is almost on fight weight, made today 61,600 for her WBC mandatory 7-day safety weigh-in, feels very confident that she can defeat the unbeaten Argentinian girl.

It will be the first ever full WBC titlefight in Belgium. Persoon is currently in top condition and sparring with French Myriam Delhalle. Delhalle recently defeated Anita Torti to win the WBC International title in the same division. Farias is expected to arrive in Belgium next Wednesday and will give a press conference on Thursday. (more…)



April 13th, 2014

Feature Story

Pacquiao to Mayweather: “The Line is Open.”

"What’s it gonna take?" ever on the media’s mind at the Pacquiao-Bradley II postfight presser

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Report by Chris Cozzone
Photos by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com

You can’t go to a Manny Pacquiao post-fight press conference and not ask what it’s going to take the Powers That Be to put together the only fight that matters in this day and age – Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, for those who may have forgotten.

Saturday night’s presser, following Pacquiao’s retribution victory over Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, proved no different.

“It’s hard to talk about that,” said the soft-spoken Pacquiao, who, in a most Mayweatherlike way, kept the media waiting two-and-a-half-hours before making his (brief) appearance. (more…)



April 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao avenges loss to Bradley, regains welterweight championship

By Chris Cozzone and Butch Gottlieb at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In a rematch of their controversial June 2012 fight, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) clearly won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. After a close round one, Pacquiao landed several hard punches in round two. The bout opened up in an exciting round three with Pacquiao again having the edge. Bradley staggered Pacquiao momentarily in round four. The pace slowed in rounds five and six, but Pacquiao had some moments of sustained punches in round seven. Pacquiao outworked Bradley and landed the better punches for the rest of the fight. Pacman was cut over the left eye by a headbutt in the last 30 seconds. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 118-110.

In a clash for the vacant NABO lightweight title, Ray Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) won a tough, gritty twelve round unanimous decision over Arash Usmanee (20-2-1, 10 KOs). Usmanee, who came in as a late replacement for Rocky Martinez, got off to a good start, but Beltran began to wear him down as the bout progressed. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 117-111.

Unbeaten super welterweight Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought and close twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBA interim champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111. Allakhverdiev suffered a bad cut over the left eye midway, but the fight could have gone either way.

WBA interim super featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez (34-1, 17 KOs) retained his title against previously unbeaten Jose Felix Jr (26-1-1, 21 KOs). Felix Jr., a big pre-fight favorite, never got untracked as Vasquez outworked him. Felix was deducted a point for using his knee in round nine. Vasquez continued to pull away down the stretch and won by scores of 117-110, 114-113, 114-113. The point deduction made the difference. (more…)



April 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Massa Ortiz stops Alcaraz in five

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Unbeaten WBC silver super lightweight beltholder Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) defended his title with a fifth round TKO against Ramiro “Xixime” Alcaraz (14-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Ortiz dropped Alcaraz in round four. In the following round, a punch from Ortiz opened up a bad cut over the left eye of Alcaraz and the bout was halted. (more…)



April 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Charr defeats Johnson, but doesn’t get KO

WBC #6 heavyweight Manuual Charr wasn’t able to deliver on his promise to be the first to stop Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson, but he did get the win, scoring a ten round unanimous decision over defensive specialist Johnson on Saturday at the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany. Charr moved to 26-1, 15 KOs, while Johnson, 29-6-1, 14 KOs, has now dropped four of his last five, all by decision.



April 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Baysangurov regains IBO 154lb belt

Former world champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (29-1, 21 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over Guido Pitto (18-3, 7 KOs) to reclaim the vacant IBO jr middleweight title on Saturday night at the Terminal Ice Palace in Brovari, Ukraine. Baysangurov showed no sign of the injuries that kept him out of the ring for the last 18 months as he punished Pitto throughout, finally dropping Pitto to get the stop in the final stanza.



April 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Khomitsky stuns Buglioni, Chambers wins ‘Fast’

Super middleweight Sergey Khomitsky (29-10-2, 12 KOs) scored an upset sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Frank Buglioni (12-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box in London. Khomitsky methodically broke down Buglioni and hurt Buglioni badly in round six. After a standing eight-count, Buglioni’s corner stopped the fight. Time was 1:04. Khomitsky claimed the WBO European super middleweight title.

Heavyweight Eddie Chambers (38-4, 19 KOs) lived up to his nickname “Fast” and smashed Moses Matovu (5-40-4, 0 KOs) inside one round, finishing off the Belfast based Ugandan with a big right hand at 1:10.

In another upset, cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie (22-12, 11 KOs) demolished reigning Commonwealth champion Tony Conquest (13-2, 5 KOs). McKenzie floored the heavily favored Conquest in round three and put him down for the count in round five.

In a third upset, former amateur star Georgie Kean (3-1, 1 KO) suffered his first pro loss against William Warburton (12-60-3, 2 KOs) in a welterweight clash. (more…)



April 12th, 2014




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