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By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photo: Wallace Barron/Keystone Boxing
Two of Maryland’s hottest prospects continued their winning ways in front of a sellout, standing-room-only crowd during a Keystone Boxing crowd at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.
Springdale junior middleweight “The Cuban Assassin” Larry Recio won a gritty six-round unanimous decision over a very tough Grayson Blake of State College, PA. For the second straight contest, Recio faced an opponent that he couldn’t completely overpower. Recio scored a knockdown in the third round because of pressure. However, Blake stayed in the bout and challenged Recio by landing solid left hands repeatedly. (more…)
The Ultimate Fighter 19 teammates Cathal Pendred and Mike King fought like mortal enemies in their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland Saturday, and after nearly being finished several times in the stirring middleweight showdown, it was Pendred, the hometown hero, roaring back to score the second-round submission finish . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the distance to take a unanimous decision over Luis De la Rosa (23-4-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO international flyweight title on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. It was a good action fight. Shiming was in command from the opening bell, but De La Rosa was very game, even after suffering a bad cut to the left of his left eye due to an accidental headbutt midway. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 97-93.
Super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) annihilated Junior Talipeau (20-2-2, 7 KOs) in a bout for the WBO International and NABF super middleweight belts. Ramirez dropped Talipeau three times in round one before the slaughter was halted. Time was 1:58.
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over two-time world title challenger Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Looknongyantoy was rocked by an accidental headbutt and went down. When action resumed, they touched gloves, then Rigondeaux pounced and immediately landed a combination that dropped him. The bout was waved off by referee Mark Nelson after just 1:44. The KO ended a 37 bout winning streak for Looknongyantoy. Rigondeaux and Top Rank will now go their separate ways.
So much to learn, so little time. Prepare for UFC Fight Night Dublin by watching all the stars from the event in action!
Conor McGregor vs Marcus Brimage: Conor McGregor backed up all of his pre-Octagon debut hype with this blistering finish of Marcus Brimage at UFC on FUEL 9 in Stockholm. Bonus Points: #AskAUFCFighter: Conor McGregor. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Former two-division world champion “The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria (34-4, 20 KOs) took out Jose Alfredo Zuniga (11-6-1, 5 KOs) in round five with a beautiful left hook to the body. Time was 1:42.
2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (4-0, 4 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage over Mike Mirafuente (2-1, 2 KOs). Mekhontsev dropped Mirafuente in round three and Mirafuente’s corner stopped the fight after the round.
Unbeaten jr middleweight Kuok Kun Ng (5-0, 2 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Beau O’Brien (4-1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55, 60-54, 60-54.
Unbeaten lightweight Ik Yang (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (14-9, 6 KOs). Yang scored knockdowns in rounds one and three. Time was 1:40.
Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over John Bajawa (12-7, 6 KOs). The bout was stopped after Tso connected with a series of unanswered punches. Time was :48.
In a bout cut from eight rounds to six rounds, super flyweight Mark Anthony Geraldo (31-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Efrain Perez (17-5, 12 KOs). Geraldo dropped Perez in round three and won by scores of 58-54, 58-54, 57-55.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Ed Holmes All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California for its Battle of the Rising Stars series. Russia’s Khabir Suleymanov (16-4-1, 6 KOs) and Daniel Quevedo (to 13-15-4, 8 KOs) of Baja California, Mexico battled to a six round draw in the super bantamweight main event. (more…)
By David Finger
In one of the biggest upsets of the year El Paso’s own David “Nino” Rodriguez was stopped in the opening round last night by unheralded Raymond Ochieng in what was supposed to be a tuneup for the popular Texan. Rodriguez was dropped seconds into the fight and never recovered, as he was dropped twice more (one being ruled a slip) before the fight was waved off in the first round. Rodriguez, who was coming into the fight on the heels of his first ever loss as a professional, sees his record slip to 36-2, 34 KOs. Ochieng improves to 25-17-3, 20 KOs.
Photos: Scott Foster
Super flyweight Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-7-3, 15 KOs) to claim the WBO Latin super flyweight title on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. An overhand right hand laid out Kantun to abruptly end a competitive fight. Time was 2:44.
Undefeated welterweight prospect Emanuel “Pirata” De Jesus moved to 11-0, 7 KOs) with a fourth round TKO over Juan Aguirre (6-13-1, 0 KOs).
In a clash of unbeaten jr featherweights, Samuel Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs) was victorious when highly touted Jayron “Super Boy” Santiago (2-1, 1 KO) didn’t come out for round four.
Photos: Tri Nguyen
Former lightweight title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) punished Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo (28-13-4, 19 KOs) for seven one-sided rounds on Friday night at Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco. Gesta came out aggressively and took the fight to the game Arceo who had no quit in him. The fight was finally stopped between rounds seven and eight.
Unbeaten jr welterweight southpaw Emanuel “Renegade” Robles (11-0-1, 3 KOs) scored an eight round split decision over local favorite Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas (13-2, 6 KOs). A seventh round knockdown was a difference as Robles prevailed 76-75 on two cards. Chicas was up 76-75 on the third card.
In his pro debut, highly touted Chinese heavyweight Taishan scored a second round KO over Alex Rozman (2-7, 1 KO). The seven-footer dropped Rozman once in round one and twice in round two. Time was 1:58.
By Jerry Glick at ringside
Photo: Peter Frutkoff
Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and ESPN Friday Night Fights returned to the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, NY with the fan favorite “Rockin Fights” series and to honor newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri.
In the main event, Karim Mayfield put up a hard fought war with Emmanuel Taylor for the full ten during a jr welterweight clash. Former NABO jr welterweight champion Mayfield, from San Francisco, CA, started fast but after winning the first round, he was not able to capture another round until the eighth. Taylor, from Edgewood, MD, dominated rounds two through seven, but went down from a right high on the head in the eighth. Mayfield came on with both guns firing after smelling blood as soon as Taylor got back on his feet. Taylor quickly regained his momentum and finished the round outboxing Mayfield.
The rounds were generally close with the judges scoring it 97-92 and 95-94 twice all for Taylor who improved to 13-2 (12 KOs), while Mayfield dropped his second fight in a row falling to 18-2-1 (11 KOs). Steve Willis refereed. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mercedes Concepción 108 vs. Gilberto Pedroza 108
Brian De Gracia 124 vs. Everardo Castillo 124
Manuel Vides 124 vs. Israel Hidrogo 118 l
Ricardo Núñez 140 vs. Leovigildo Siris 144
Jezreel Corrales 130 vs. Carlos Rivas
Stephen Quinn 122 vs. Iván Trejos 122
Félix Montenegro 124 vs. Luis Quiel 124
Venue: Gimnasio los Naranjos de Boquete
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Máx
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Nery “Pantera” Saguilán 129.89 vs Sheiichi Okada 128.90
Arturo Santos 123.70 vs Jairo Hernández 124.30
Venue: Ixtapa Azul Hotel
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo TV: Televisa
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail
Australian 130 pound champion Kye MacKenzie (11-0, 9 KOs) stopped Matt Garlett (11-3, 5 KOs) in round seven of a scheduled ten round main event at the Newcastle Panthers club in Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Friday. After MacKenzie dropped Garlett in round seven, referee Les Fear saw Garlett was in trouble when crowned MacKenzie. This was the best win of MacKenzie’s career. He is scheduled to fight again on September 27. Garlett was world rated by the WBC after he outscored Sipho Taliwe of South Africa in 2013. (more…)
UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to present the final episode of UFC on the Fly, the original three-part online series which takes viewers deep inside Conor McGregor and Gunnar Nelson’s final preparations for tomorrow’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN event. (more…)
Super bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs) will face well-experienced and savvy veteran Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9 KOs) in a ten round bout on July 25 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Both are coming off unexpected defeats making this an interesting crossroads fight. The card will feature six bouts in all.
By Ron Jackson
South Africa’s Lwandile Sityatha beat defending champion Edrin Dupadong from the Philippines on a twelve round split decision to win the IBO super flyweight belt at the International Convention Centre in East London on Friday night. Judge Andile Matika (SA) scored it 115-113 for Dupadong whilst judges Eddie Pappoe (Ghana) and Walteska Roldan (USA) both had it 116-112 for Sityatha. In a fast paced contest the bigger Sityatha (51.90kg) was too slick for Dupadong (51.90kg) who was made to miss throughout the fight as he came charging forward. (more…)
Former three-division world champion Fernando “Ko-chulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 38 KOs) will face Jesus “Chito” Rios (30-5-1, 21 KOs) on July 26 in a ten round featherweight bout at the Auditorio Municipal in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. In the co-feature, former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez will face an opponent to be named.
Montiel was won world titles flyweight, super flyweight, and bantamweight in 18-year career. “I want a fourth world title at featherweight,” said Montiel who prepared inteively for this bout for 8 weeks at his family’s gym in Los Mochis. “First I have to win on Saturday against Rios and then talk to my promoter Zanfer to make the title fight.”
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao and the welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Zak Cummings, airs live exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland beginning at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT.
“Tomorrow, I take his head clean off,” said McGregor after hitting the scales. Brandao was equally confident, vowing to destroy the brash Irishman in what has become one of the most eagerly-awaited matchups of the summer.
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
Diego Brandao (145.5) VS Conor McGregor (146)
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Zak Cummings (171) VS Gunnar Nelson (170.5)
Ian McCall (126) VS Brad Pickett (126)
Naoyuki Kotani (155.5) VS Norman Parke (155.5)
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Ilir Latifi (205) VS Chris Dempsey (204)
Phil Harris (126) VS Neil Seery (125.5)
Mike King (185.5) VS Cathal Pendred (186)
Trevor Smith (185.5) VS Tor Troeng (185)
Nikita Krylov (205) VS Cody Donovan (205)
Patrick Holohan (125.5) VS Josh Sampo (126*)
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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
Undefeated American heavyweight hopee Charles Martin (17-0-1, 15 KOs) was added to the DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing show taking place on Wednesday, July 23, at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. Martin, who is promoted by Michael King’s King Sports, is set to see action against Kertson Manswell (24-8, 18 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight special attraction. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Damo Nguyen
Clint Hosking 134.9 vs Roy Tua Manihuruk 133.2
(WBC EPBC lightweight title)
Robbie Bryant 159.6 vs Dean Mikelj 159.2
Riccardo Monteleone 175.3 vs Robert Powdrill 175.1
(WBF international light heavyweight title)
Erin McGowan 131.6 vs Keanpetch Superchamps 129.9
Jamie Weetch 153.4 vs David Galvin 154.3
Albert Howell 156.1 vs TalaeleiPauga 158.5
Jacob McBride 131.2 vs Baikon Lokromklao 130.0
Venue: WA Italian Club, Perth, Western Australia
Promoter: Ty Coleman and David Letizia from CDL Boxing Promotions
Undefeated Clint “The Hammer” Hosking (9-0, 2 KO’s) will take on Roy Tua Manihuruk (15-10-2, 11 KO’s) for the WBC EPBC Lightweight regional title in the main event of Western Alliance 13 tonight at the WA Italian Club in Perth Australia. Hosking is also out to gain a Top 15 ranking with the WBC with a win over the durable Tua Manihuruk, who has previously stepped in the square ring and been the distance with Australia’s Willie Kickett, Ranee Ganoy, Naoufel Ben Rabeh and been crowned a former 4 time Indonesian light welterweight champion. (more…)
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
Unbeaten world champion Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas will defend his WBA jr welterweight title against undefeated Anton Novikov of Russia at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, August 2. For Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs), it will be his first title defense since dethroning previously unbeaten world titleholder Khabib Allakhverdiev for the belt in April. Novikov enters with a record of 29-0 with 10 KOs.
All-action former world champions Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves will collide in the main event. HBO will televise.
By Joe Koizumi
Elongated southpaw Zolati Tete (20-3, 16 KOs), 114, from South Africa, easily acquired the vacant IBF super-flyweight belt as he stuck southpaw jabs all night, whipped previously unbeaten ex-Japanese champ Teiru Kinoshita (19-1-1, 3 KOs), 115, and scored a very unanimous decision on Friday in Kobe, Japan. It was a monotonously one-sided affair with Tete outjabbing the hometowner without Kinoshita’s retaliation. Probably even Tete hadn’t expected such an easy and lopsided victory before the contest, as Kinoshita was just a disappointment that showed nothing throughout the bout.
Official tallies: Chris Flores and Deon Dwarte (both US) both 118-110, and Katsuhiko Nakamura 119-109, all in favor of the much more effective Tete. Referee was David Fields (US). (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
The “Mayhem” press conference tour for the rematch between pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and Argentinian slugger Marcos “Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) made its final stop Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles at Pershing Square in Downtown. The fighters will now begin their training camps for their return fight on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime Pay Per View.
The fighters made their way to the stage up a long red carpet, then stood face to face as fans cheered them on. Opening up the festivities was Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. “The definition of Mayhem is inflicting as much damage as possible to claim victory,” said Ellerbe. “Now I have one question, whether the victor be Chino or once again will it be the best fighter in the planet Mayweather. September 13 at the MGM those two fighters are going to determine who the best is. We are having this rematch and naming it “Mayhem” because it was such a great event the first fight and you the fans demanded this.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Hatton Promotions
WBC #7, IBF #7, WBA #13 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne talks to Fightnews to say he is confident of defeating IBF, WBO, WBA champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBC champion Bermane Stiverne, as well as newly crowned WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev and would welcome title opportunity. He also says his win over James Toney was turning point in his career and that he has improved under new trainer Jeff Fenech. Lucas says his promoter Ricky Hatton has given him world wide exposure which has been great. (more…)
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