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The card featuring former heavyweight title challenger Frencesco Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) against Axel Schulz-conqueror Brian Minto (37-6, 24 KOs) at Brandenburg-Halle in Frankfurt/Oder has been moved up a day to October 25. The card also features former light heavy title challenger Robin Krasniqi (40-3, 15 KOs) against Oleksandr Cherviak (13-2-1, 4 KOs).
Both Pianeta and Krasniqi participated in a Wednesday press conference at the the Getgoods.De Logistic Center in Frankfurt/Oder. Getgoods is the main sponsor of SES Boxing.
Francesco Pianeta: I want to defeat Minto, “The Beast.” I have to take care of something. Frankfurt/Oder is closely associated with Axel Schulz and there is some unfinished business. I got lots of experience in the Klitschko fight and I was surprised by the positive reaction. I was very happy. There was a lot to think about for me, but now I’m fired up for Minto. I want to beat “the Beast!” (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Takalani Ndlovu from Gauteng moves up two divisions when he meets Mzonke Fana of Khayelitsha for the vacant WBA Pan African junior lightweight title at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre on Saturday afternoon. In his most recent fight in March this year a weight drained Ndlovu lost on points to Jeffrey Mathebula in an IBF junior featherweight eliminator. The 35-year-old Ndlovu who has a record of 33-9, 18 KOs and has been fighting as a pro for 14 years has held the South African, IBO and World Boxing Federation featherweight and IBO and IBF junior featherweight titles.
Fana is also an experienced fighter and in a 19 year career has won the South African, WBC International and IBF junior lightweight titles. He has a record of 31-6, 13 KOs. The 39-year-old Fana will only be having his fourth fight since September 2010 and is coming off losses against Sipho Taliwe (pts 12) and Paulus Moses (tko 4) (more…)
Detroit middleweight prospect Tony Harrison was able to do what very few fighters have done when he stopped the usually durable veteran Marcos Primera (20-28-2, 13 KOs) this past Friday. Primera – due to injuries to his right shoulder and left eye – was unable to answer the bell for the third round. It had been over 7 1/2 years and 22-fights since the grizzled warrior Primera was stopped inside the distance. Since that stoppage back in February 2005, Primera has gone the distance with contenders Matt Korobov, Jesus Gonzalez and former champion Austin Trout. In fact, Primera holds a stoppage victory over top middleweight contender Curtis Stevens (July 2006) and Stevens is fighting WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin this November. “I was surprised as anyone that Primera did not go the distance,” stated matchmaker Carlos Llinas. “He gets hit and he hits back. I was in the corner when he TKO’ed (Curtis) Stevens and I know Marcos comes to win, not just to survive. I have contracted him 7 or 8 times and none of the times that he fought for me was he stopped.” *Stevens won a decision over Primera during their rematch four months later. The veteran of fifty bouts has only been stopped five times over his 17-year career. Congrats to Harrison and to the fortitude of Primera.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Former two-time WBC cruiserweight championship challenger sFrancisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) has decided to help those of us who are not born with a perfect physique. “Everybody can look great and feel great, but you have to know how to do it,” says Palacios, who has just released his own workout program. “If you want to know how world class athletes stay in shape, lose weight and get ready for big fights, look no further than my 12 week program. It’s like being with me in the gym.” (more…)
Is Philly’s Danny Garcia on the verge of superstardom? More
David Haye has a prediction: Tyson Fury won’t make it out of round three. “I don’t see him going past two rounds,” says Haye. More
Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t the only one cashing in from the fight last weekend. Snoop Dogg made a big bet on “Money” and posted his win on Instragram. More
The sentencing of Fernando Vargas’ former business partner, Joe Pecora, has been delayed until Oct. 8. Pecorra faces a maximum of nine years and eight months for two counts of grand theft, one count of forgery and five counts of tax evasion.
Nearly 8-out-of-10 households in Mexico with a television set tuned into last Saturday’s “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” mega-fight live on Televisa’s Channel 5. The 12-round majority decision fight, which Mayweather won, garnered a national rating of 41.1 points, which equates to a 77 percent share, 22.1 million viewers and 5.9 million television households, making it the highest-rated boxing program ever on television in Mexico. The telecast peaked with a National rating of 42 points (78.4 percent share/22.6 million viewers6 million television households) and the total program average from 8:00 p.m. CT to 12:30 a.m. CT was 30.1 points (16.2 million viewers/4.3 million television households). (more…)
In September of 2012, Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez made history as the first two athletes to fight for the UFC flyweight title. On November 30, a little more than a year after the epic five round battle won by Johnson, the best two 125-pound fighters in the world will meet again in the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale card in Las Vegas . . . More at UFC.com
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By Mary Ann Owen
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Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton has sadly passed away this morning at the age of 70. Norton was best known for breaking the jaw of the legendary Muhammad Ali and defeating him in a monumental upset in March 1973. He later lost two close decisions to Ali. He also fought a war with Larry Holmes is amassing a career mark of 42-7-1 with 33 KOs. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. Norton suffered a serious stroke last year. Services are pending.
WKBN reports that retired former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik was charged Wednesday with ripping off a cab driver who drove him from Billy’s Bar to his Canfield, Ohio home. Pavlik, 31, was charged in Mahoning County Canfield Area Court with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. The cab fare was $25. More
Photos: Lawrence Lustig
Welterweight Kell Brook has set his sights on a blockbuster fight in the spring of 2014 – and says the pressure is on to put in a five-star performance against Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26 at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, live on AWE TV and AWEtv.com. Brook returns to topping the bill in his hometown after he put ‘the Carson Jones saga’ to bed with a cold and calculated display in Hull in July, and welcomes the former WBA World Welterweight champion to the new-look Motorpoint Arena in a fight that Brook knows is a dangerous test.
“He’s only lost once to Paul Malignaggi, and that was stopped on cuts,” said Brook. “They don’t give World titles out for free, he’s proved he deserves to be at the top level and he’ll be the toughest test of my career. We didn’t need the fight, I’m still number one in the IBF, but when Eddie put the fight in front of me I was excited. It’s a must-win night, because the rewards are huge for the win but defeat would be damaging. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares expects the newly crowned WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz to respect for his official challenger position before making an optional defense. “It’s an injustice that the WBC has decided to give an optional fight to Leo Santa Cruz, when officially they granted me the right to face the winner of Santa Cruz against Victor Terrazas. I have the document where the WBC endorsed that fact and I think they’re now arbitrarily saying something else,” said Mijares. (more…)
Darchinyan: I made him, I’m gonna break him, Donaire: If you say you’ll destroy me, I’ll destroy you ten-fold
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Things got testy between 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan today at a press conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. They collide in a much anticipated rematch on Movember 9 at the American Bank Center.
Vic Darchinyan: Six years ago I lost to Nonito Donaire. Nobody knew about him then. I made him, I’m gonna break him.
Nonito Donaire: ‘I make him, I break him,’ I expect as much from Darchinyan. I thought age would subside a little bit of hatred, but apparently not. For that 6 years, I’ve taken everything away from him, everything he has worked for all his life, so that’s why I look forward to this fight.
Darchinyan: I will destroy you.
Donaire: If you say you will destroy me, I say likewise. I will destroy you ten-fold.
Also on hand were unbeaten former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez who meet in the co-feature.
Mikey Garcia: I really do feel I’ll become world champion once again.
Rocky Martinez: I know it’s a difficult fight, but as champion I know I’ll beat him and leave the ring with my title. I’m the only champion in my country and I’m going to keep it like that. (more…)
Golden Boy Promotions returns to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Monday, Oct.14, for the latest edition of Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes featuring unbeaten junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo against New York City southpaw Jose Angel “Silver Boy” Rodriguez. The event will also feature a special guest appearance by boxing superstar and former World Champion Roy Jones Jr.
Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman Bill Brady says there will be more NSAC scrutiny of officials assigned to high profile fights, starting with the officials working the October 12 clash between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. “There will be more questions asked, and Keith [Kizer] will be held accountable for his recommendations,” he told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We won’t be a rubber stamp anymore.”
Brady also told the paper he has apologized to Nevada Governor Rick Sandoval for any embarrassment to the State caused by controversial the Mayweather-Alvarez scorecard submitted by Commission-appointed judge C.J. Ross, who is now taking an indefinite leave of absence and unlikely to return. Brady said Sandoval expressed his concerns and informed him he “wants things done right.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The Las Vegas Review Journal and KLAS-TV reported that controversial boxing judge C.J. Ross will be leaving boxing indefinitely. Ross, under fire for scoring Floyd Mayweather’s one-sided win over Canelo Alvarez as a draw, wrote an email to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer saying “I’m taking a break from boxing, but I’ll keep in touch.” The 64-year-old female boxing judge, who was paid $8,000 to work the Mayweather-Alvarez clash, told KLAS she may not return. She will step down after 22 years as a boxing judge with the Nevada Commission. Her scoring of the Mayweather-Alvarez fight was preceded by another high profile scoring snafu 15 months ago when she had Timothy Bradley winning against Manny Pacquiao in a bout most felt clearly went the other way.
Former WBA world heavyweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye plans to destroy Tyson Fury on September 28 in Manchester, and believes his roster of sparring partners would do a similar job, too. Just days from wrapping up camp ahead of the all-British showdown, Haye says he has enjoyed some of the best sparring of his career, and that each of the men brought over to help fine-tune his skills would have their way with Fury in a competitive fight. “I have no doubt whatsoever that the guys brought over for me to spar would do a number on Fury in a fight,” he said. “That’s what has made this camp so great. Rather than bringing over the typical sparring partners – guys used to just taking punishment – I have brought over a load of top-ten heavyweights, some of them unbeaten, with lots of ambition and pride.
“I have also brought over big, big punchers. So while Tyson Fury is falling into a false sense of security by sparring the likes of Steve Cunningham and Eddie Chambers – powderpuff punchers – I am testing myself against men who clearly hit a lot harder than Fury does.” (more…)
The blessing or the curse of mixed martial arts – depending on which side of the win-loss equation you’re standing on – is that there are no shortcuts. Unless you are fortunate enough to leave the Octagon with a 30 second knockout or submission, what you did in training will show up on fight night. And when it does, all the talent in the world won’t save you if you didn’t train for a 15 or 25 minute fight . . . More at UFC.com
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By Ron Jackson
South Africa’s Danie Venter has his second crack at trying to win a “world” title when he meets Shown Cox of Barbados for the vacant World Boxing Federation cruiserweight belt at the Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria on Saturday night. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan ran into each other upon their arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas for a press conference Wednesday at the American Bank Center to announce their upcoming grudge rematch as part of an exciting world championship tripleheader on Saturday, November 9.
Also spotted were undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and brother/trainer Robert Garcia. Garcia will be challenging two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez. (more…)
Photos: Pete Susens
Former World Featherweight Champion Orlando “Siri” Salido is training hard in the intense summer heat at Arena Osuna Boxing Gym in his native Ciudad Obregon, Mexico Salido is preparing for battle against Puerto Rican Olympian and top contender, Orlando Cruz, on October 12th at The Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The pair will be fighting for the Vacant WBO World Featherweight Title and are the semi final to legendary Juan Manuel Marquez who will be facing Timothy Bradley for the welterweight title in the main attraction.
“I am ready and as positive as I have ever been,” said Salido. “I want my title back.” He is in camp with trainer Santos Moreno and manager Sean Gibbons. More photos…
Philly boxing champ Danny Garcia returns home a hero, after his smashing victory over Lucas Matthysse. More
Carl Froch vows to put on a show against George Groves. More
UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones says he’s “open” to fighting one of the Klitschkos. More
Boxing legend Carmen Basilio is honored in Canastota, N.Y. More
Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. on September 27 with another “Path to Glory” card headlined by junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera (19-3, 7 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. and former title holder Miguel Angel Huerta (27-10-1, 18 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 8-rounds and is set at a catch weight of 142 pounds. (more…)
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Former WBO super bantamweight champion and Son of a Legend Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez held an open media workout Today at Walter Alvarez Cross Fit/Miami Fight Gym in Miami, Florida in anticipation of his return to the ring in “Road To Rempdetion” as he returns home to the Kissimmee Civic Center this Friday September 20. His Father and Trainer Wilfredo Vazquez worked with his son alongside of Cuban Professor Roberto Quesada. Vazquez Jr. also participated in Telemundo’s popular program Titulares y Mas and other network programs. (more…)
The WBC has announced a multi-platform agreement that brings the recently created, 24-card “WBC World Cup of Professional Boxing” to the FOX Sports family of networks. The deal grants exclusive broadcast rights in the U.S., where fights air on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes on Friday nights. Exclusive rights also apply in the Caribbean through FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes, while non-exclusive rights apply in the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
The elimination-style event brings together champions from across 10 related intercontinental federations, plus the Silver and International Belts, in four weight classes: feather, light, welter and heavy. Broken into an elimination phase, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, the first 20 broadcasts include two main events and have a two-hour window, while the finals are scheduled for 90 minutes. Fight nights take place in the U.S. (10), Mexico (10) and four international venues yet to be determined. (more…)
With six shows under their belt for 2013, Bobby D Presents, San Diego’s most decorated live professional boxing promoter, is gearing up for what looks like their best edition of “San Diego Fights” yet scheduled for Thursday, September 26th. Programmed for the recognized home of San Diego live boxing, the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa, the evening like always will feature a number of local as well as national recognized talent putting on an explosive night of prize fighting.
The main event will feature hard hitting undefeated Brandon “Cannon” Adams (11-0, 7KOs) of Watts, CA, in his stiffest test to date when he faces the experienced Francisco “Panchito” Rios (18-19, 12KOs) Gil of Yavaros, Sonora, Mexico. (more…)
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