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Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry "The ...

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best World boxing is back to Puerto Rico this Saturday, December 20, with Triple Crown presented by DIRECTV ...

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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014

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Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

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Boxing News

Adonis “Superman” Stevenson Update

Still no opponent for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, who will return on September 27 in a Showtime-televised bout from Montreal. However, regardless to who ends up in the other corner, Stevenson is already making long term plans. “Next fight after September 27 is a unification for the WBA title against Juergen Braehmer in December or January,” said Stevenson Monday on his Facebook page. “After this fight, I’ll take the winner between Hopkins and Kovalev.”



August 5th, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former European champion Jamie Moore was the victim of a shooting. More

The Huffington Post reports on Daniel Jacobs and his bout with cancer. More

Michael Farenas ordered to defend against Diego Magdaleno. More

Amir Khan talks Mayweather and Pacquiao. More



August 5th, 2014


Boxing News

Interview: Rod Salka

By Matt Thompson
Photo: Showtime

After the conclusion of his camp to prepare for 140 kingpin Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0) this Saturday on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, “Lightning” Rod Salka (19-3) sat down with Fightnews for an exclusive Q&A.

How have you prepared for your major fight this Saturday in Brooklyn versus undefeated Ring Magazine, WBC and WBA 140 pound champion Danny Garcia?

I have had a great 8 week camp in California, Pennsylvania. Many miles of roadwork throughout the hills here and several solid sparring partners have prepared me to be in the best shape of my career. The watchful eye of my trainers Buzz Garnic and Paul Spadafora have not only sharpened me physically, but their tutelage has also kept me mentally sharp, too. (more…)



August 5th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO orders Rigondeaux-Avalos

The WBO has given the camps of WBA/WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBO #1 rated Chris Avalos 30 days to negotiate Rigondeaux’s next defense of the WBO belt. If no deal is reached, a purse bid will be ordered. Minimum acceptable bid is $100,000. Rigondeaux is coming off a first round KO of Sod Kokietgym on July 19 in Macao.



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Ali Raymi takes aim at Hekkie Budler

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten record-setting boxer Ali Raymi, currently rated #7 by the WBO, says there is a big money offer on the table if WBA/IBO strawweight champion Hekkie “The Hex-ecutioner” Budler will face him in Yemen. Raymi had the following message for Budler’s trainer Colin Nathan:

“Budler gets $100,000 to fight me in Yemen,” said Raymi. “The sponsor offer in Yemen pays better than in South Africa or Monte Carlo, so it’s good for me and Budler. I am the only name that can get Budler a big fight. If somehow you have a better venue that you prefer I will still KO him anywhere you want. It’s better in Yemen so he can blame the loss on being far away from home. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Main Events drops Stevenson-Kovalev lawsuit

Having achieved its goal of making a light heavyweight unification fight for Sergey Kovalev, Main Events filed paperwork in the Southern District of New York today formally dropping their lawsuit against Groupe Yvon Michel, Inc., Yvon Michel, Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon, Showtime, Golden Boy Promotions, Inc., and Richard Schaefer. With the announcement of the upcoming unification bout between WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) and WBA/IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs), Main Events succeeded in obtaining the result it sought for Kovalev.

Main Events filed the lawsuit in April after Groupe Yvon Michel and Stevenson failed to honor an agreement for a scheduled bout between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs). Now that Kovalev is scheduled for a unification bout with Hopkins, Main Events decided to drop the suit without prejudice, retaining the right to reinstate the litigation in the event the fight between Hopkins and Kovalev does not proceed as scheduled. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Katsidis targets Diaz, Rios, Mathews

Former world champion and current WBU junior welterweight champion Michael Katsidis “The Great”, is once again ready to take on the world. Fresh off his 12 round victory over long time rival Graham Earl for the WBU crown, his second fight back after a brief break from the sport, Katsidis is eyeing off potential match ups with Englishman Derry Mathews, former lightweight champ and foe Juan Diaz and hard hitting warrior Brandon Rios. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

UFC

Carlos Juarez Joins UFC as Vice President of Spanish Language Production

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is pleased to announce that Carlos Juarez has joined the company as Vice President, Spanish Language Production. In his role, Juarez will oversee all Spanish-language productions and direct overall content execution from inception to delivery. He will also be responsible for all domestic and international studio television and digital production, as well as live and taped Pay-Per-View and television shows. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Randall Bailey: I’ll Fight Alfonzo Gomez for Free!

Former two-time world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) is having trouble finding opponents. “I hit too hard for most guys to take the risk,” admits the 39-year-old Bailey. “If I get a fight, it’s because there’s no way around it. They have to fight me. Nobody is picking me. Nobody says ‘you know what? I want to fight someone tough.’ If it’s not a mandatory and they can get around me, they all do.”

“I always get the runaround,” continued Bailey. “I sent an offer to a promoter the other day and they basically told me they don’t want to match me with their guy and because I’ll beat him and they’re trying to make their money back they put into him. Or I get a fight and they shut the show down. I had a fight scheduled for June 7. They tried to get out of it, but the IBF made them take the fight. So, then they went all the way up to the week of the event and canceled it. Then they rescheduled the event and didn’t put me on the show. My fight disappeared somehow.” (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Kovalev officially announced

The IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight titles are all on the line when Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins takes on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev meet in November at an East Coast venue to be named. Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events officially announced the fight today. Hopkins, incredibly just two months short of his 50th birthday, will be seeking to add the WBO light heavyweight belt to his collection of IBF and WBA belts. Kovalev, who burst on the scene just a year ago, has never lost a fight and has won 23 of his 25 victories by knockout.

“Everything I do at this point in my career affects my legacy,” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) said. “I’ve set and broken many records, but becoming the oldest undisputed light heavyweight world champion is the goal and Kovalev stands in the way of that goal. He’s another young, hungry fighter and just like the ones that came before him, he will leave the ring beltless.”

“I respect Bernard Hopkins for taking this fight,” said the 31-year-old Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs). “When I came to America, it was dream to fight the best and now I am fighting, I have my chance. He says he is alien. He punch, I punch, then we see who is gonna go to Mars.” (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Late results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Last night at the famed Tijuana Palenque, Round 13 Promotions along with Gonzalez Boxing Promotions presented a lively club-level fight card with live music, ten professional fights and started it off with ten amateur fights focusing on the growing female boxing contingent in the city. Out of the ten amateur fights presented, five were between young women and out of the ten pro bouts, the main event featured local fighting teenager Tania Enriquez (4-0, 2KO) as she quickly stopped over matched first timer Ana “Kika” Perez (0-1) both of Tijuana in the first round of a scheduled flyweight four.

After an impressive forty-fight amateur career, Enriquez went pro late last year with a first round knock out of Dulce Galaviz. Six months later Enriquez came back to go four round to earn a unanimous decision over the experienced Diana “Mamba Negra” Gonzalez and in June had an easier time beating Gonzalez again in Ensenada. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Zeuge to face Barakat

Unbeaten super middleweight prospect Tyron Zeuge (14-0, 8 KOs) will vacate his WBO Youth title in order to challenge for the vacant IBF International belt against journeyman Baker Barakat (40-16-4, 27 KOs) on August 16 at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. “Barakat is a very experienced boxer,” said Zeuge’s coach Karsten Roewer. “He has beaten Khoren Gevor, who had challenged Arthur Abraham and Felix Sturm in world championship fights. This will be a good test for Tyron.”

Topping the bill will be the IBF world cruiserweight championship clash between Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Firat Arslan.



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxers invade Coney Island

Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Junior welterweight contender Edgar Santana, undefeated welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali, middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs, undefeated light heavyweight and 2012 U.S.Olympian Marcus Browne, former two-division world champion/Showtime sports analyst Pauli Malignaggi and undefeated super lightweight prospect Zachary Ochoa participated in an autograph session on Sunday at the famous Coney Island in New York.

This Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Santana will challenge IBF junior welterweight world champion Lamont Peterson and Jacobs will face Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA middleweight world title as part of a Showtime tripleheader. Ali faces Jeremy Bryan, Browne will face Paul Vazquez and Ochoa will face Luis Cervantes on the undercard.

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August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: WBO #9 light heavyweight Robert Berridge

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Berridge

WBO #9, WBA #12 light heavyweight Robert” The Butcher” Berridge (24-1, 20 KOs) talks to Fightnews to say he is looking forward to making his American debut on August 9 against Vasily Lepkhin (15-0, 8 KOs) at the Sands Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The bout will be televised in the U.S. on the NBC Sports Network.

You are scheduled to make USA debut when you clash with unbeaten Russian, Vasily Lepikhin on Saturday. Have you watched tapes of him? Is he a dangerous opponent? Are you confident of victory?

I have to be honest, I usually don’t study my opponents videos. I may see their videos once or twice but that is do that I can put a face to my next opponent. Every unbeaten opponent is a dangerous opponent. I have trained hard and I’m ready to leave a mark on the USA fight scene. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

UFC

Ben Kenney’s Fab Five

Ben Kenney has spent his entire life playing music.

Over the past two decades, the New Jersey native has forged a versatile arsenal of skills that has taken him from his early days in Race Car, to an acclaimed stretch with Philadelphia’s musical institution The Roots, to behind the bass guitar for the multi-platinum modern rock staple Incubus. Kenney’s musical talents have taken him around the world and back ten times over, and while chords, beats, and harmonies are his first love, he’s always held a special place for mixed martial arts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Rios-Chaves DQ: You could see it coming

By Graham Houston

There are fouls that are so blatant that a disqualification is not only warranted but indeed is the only sensible recourse for a referee — think of Andrew Golota’s low-blow barrages in the two fights with Riddick Bowe or Mike Tyson’s ear-biting against Evander Holyfield. Other DQs come into the “grey area” category. Still others have you thinking: “What was that all about?”

Brandon Rios’s DQ win in the ninth round against Diego Chaves in Las Vegas on Saturday had elements of all of the above.

The disqualification at that particular juncture was puzzling, to me and I am sure to many others, because there seemed no obvious foul when referee Vic Drakulich waved his arms in the “fight’s over” gesture. (more…)



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former boxer James Stokes talks about finding himself homeless. More

There’s “fire in my belly,” says Alabama’s Keith Thompson about fighting New Zealander Joseph Parker. More

Melbourne, Australian Blake Caparello talks loss to Sergey Kovalev. More

Speaking of Kovalev, Sergey talks of meeting Bernard Hopkins. More



August 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Kaneko stops Filipino Espino

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Having dropped unbeaten WBA 130-pound champ Takashi Uchiyama despite a defeat on points in a quest for the belt last December, highly expected super-feather Daiki Kaneko (21-3-3, 14 KOs) showed his strength in halting a game Filipino Cirilo Espino (19-14-3, 12 KOs) at 1:10 of the fourth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Kaneko, an upright stylist, sank the shorter infighter on the deck with a well-timed right uppercut midway in round three, though the Filipino beat the count and resumed fighting positively. In the fatal fourth Kaneko’s overhand right connected with the optic of Espino, who claimed that his vision wasn’t clear and complete. The ref declared a halt to save the quitter from further punishment. (more…)



August 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Koseki, Shibata keep WBC, IBF female belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

WBC female 102-pound champ Momo Koseki (19-2-1, 6 KOs) kept her belt for the fourteenth time as she halted WBC#2 Denise Castle (2-1, 2 KOs) of UK at 2:09 of the eighth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a very lopsided contest as all the officials had identically tallied 70-63 prior to a well-received stoppage by the referee Fukuchi, who saw the British girl unfit to go on due to her too much absorption of punishment by the Japanese southpaw champ. Koseki, reigning for six years, registered the most number of defenses as world titlist, surpassing ex-WBA 108-pound ruler Yoko Gushiken’s thirteen defenses, though they couldn’t be compared actually in terms of the quality of opposition. (more…)



August 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Malignaggi/Garcia-Salka undercard Meet & Greet

Today at the Brooklyn Nets’ Store on Coney Island, former two-division world champion and current Showtime sports analyst Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will join “Garcia vs. Salka” fighters Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Sadam “World Kid” Ali, Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa and “Sir” Marcus Browne to greet fans and sign autographs before their respective fights on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Schedule:
2 p.m. ET – Edgar Santana, Sadam Ali & Zachary Ochoa
3 p.m. ET – Daniel Jacobs, Marcus Browne & Paulie Malignaggi



August 3rd, 2014

UFC

Cathal Pendred: Reflections on Dublin

“There’s not many things in life that are perfect, but that pretty much was the perfect debut,” says Cathal Pendred, shortly after winning his UFC debut in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion in front of a rabid crowd inside the O2 Arena in Dublin . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BADER VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, August 16 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Rios wins when Drakulich DQs Chaves

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

A very brutal and exciting welterweight clash between former world champions Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) and Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) was cut short when when referee Vic Drakulich disqualified Chaves in round nine on Saturday night in front of 2,000 inside the sold out new “Chelsea” venue at the luxurious Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. As advertised, both fighters went right at each other. By round three, Rios seemed to have the upper hand pressuring Chaves backward but the rounds were close and hard fought. Referee Drakulich played a major role by deducting a point from Chaves for holding at the end of round three, taking a point from Rios for wrestling Chaves to the ground in round five, taking another point from Chaves for putting his glove in Rios’ face during a break in round eight, and ultimately disqualifying Chaves in round nine, apparently for holding. Time was 1:26.

At the time of the stoppage, the entertaining slugfest was still in the balance. Chaves was ahead 75-74 on two cards, Rios was ahead 75-74 on the third card.

“This is not the way I wanted to win,” said Rios afterward. “I’m not happy with the way it went.”

“I think it was unjustified the way I was disqualified,” stated Chaves. “This is a disgrace what they did to me.” photos



August 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Thompson beats Aguelo in WBC eliminator

In a fight billed as a WBC super featherweight eliminator, WBC #2 rated local favorite Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (30-3, 26 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over unrated Filipino Adones “Yamagata” Aguelo (21-10-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Nachan Kaan in Chetumal, Mexico. Thompson dropped Aguelo at the end of round six with a big right hand en route to a 96-93, 97-92, 96-93 verdict on the scoercards.



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev annihilates Caparello; Hopkins is next

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

In the latest in a string of exciting stoppage victories, WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev rose from a first round knockdown to stop unbeaten Blake Caparello in the second round Saturday night at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) dropped Caparello with a painful body shot in the second round that almost left the Aussie on the canvas permanently. Caparello (19-1-1, 6 KOs) rose grimacing but was soon knocked down twice more; once to a knee after taking a right in the corner and, finally, halfway through the ropes after taking a combination before the fight was called off at the 1:47 mark. (more…)



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Vargas retains WBA 140lb belt

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Anton Novikov (29-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 2,000 inside the sold out new “Chelsea” venue at the luxurious Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Vargas started well, but Novikov upped his workrate and the pressure bothered Vargas. It was a very tough, gritty fight after that. In the end, the hometown favorite won by surprisingly wide scores of 118-111, 118-111, 117-111.

Unbeaten middleweight Shane Mosley Jr (2-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Jerome Jones (1-1-1, 1 KO), finishing him in the first round. (more…)



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Aftermath of Klitschko-Briggs restaurant showdown

By Karl Freitag

Video of a restaurant confrontation between world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and former champion Shannon Briggs posted yesterday on YouTube by Fightnews.com has gone viral and generated well over one million views in less than 24 hours.

The champion, who is scheduled to travel back to Germany today to begin training in Going, Austria, for his September 6 defense against Kubrat Pulev, was unavailable for comment. However Klitschko’s manager Bernd Bönte told BILD “The antics of Mr. Briggs had been always quite funny – but now the fun is slowly ending.”

Briggs, who was wearing flip-flops during the incident, later went to the local Emergency Room where he refused anesthetic and helped the doctor dig out shards of glass from both feet (see photo).

“This was 100% real, not staged,” stated Briggs, who has been publicly challenging Klitschko to fight in both the U.S. and Germany. (more…)



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Provodnikov eyes tonight’s HBO card with great interest

The “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) will be watching tonight’s HBO’s Boxing After Dark card from Las Vegas with a added interest as a potential fall opponent could emerge from the two fights that will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. In the opening bout, WBA Super Lightweight champion Jesse Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) will defend his title against Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KO’s) while in the main event Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) Squares off with Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) in a welterweight bout.

“I look forward to this Saturday’s fight card on HBO. I know that there is a possibility that I will be back in the ring in November and the opponents being considered are the winner of Rios vs. Chaves, the winner of Vargas vs. Novikov, as well as a rematch with Timothy Bradley. All these are great options for me and I’m curious to see who the winners are this weekend,” said Provodnikov.



August 2nd, 2014

UFC

Two Bantamweight Bouts Set for September

A pair of intriguing bantamweight battles have been added to the September schedule, as Hawaii’s Dustin Kimura faces fellow submission specialist Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night in Connecticut on September 5, and longtime lightweight and featherweight standout Manvel Gamburyan makes his 135-pound debut against Cody Gibson at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Browne comments on win over Rudenko

World rated heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne came through his toughest test to date and remained on course for a world title shot with hard fought unanimous decision over Andriy Rudenko in Wolverhampton, England on Friday night. “He was a very tough opponent,” Lucas, now 21-0 (18 KOs), said. “I threw everything at him and I was surprised how he managed to stand up to some of them. A lot of my shots landed flush and he managed to take them. He’s got a head like a brick and I can I see why he was unbeaten before.

“I don’t like going the full 12 rounds, but in some ways it was a blessing in disguise because at least I now know how to fight my way through a war like that. It was a good learning experience.” (more…)



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Rios, Kovalev and Vargas favored to win

By Karl Freitag

Lots of interesting fights tonight on HBO’s big split-site telecast from both Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

In the main event, welterweight Brandon Rios is a narrow -155 favorite to defeat Diego Chaves (+135) in what figures to be a war between all action brawlers. The over/under is 9.5 rounds with over at -200 and under at +170.

WBO light heavyweight world champion and big-punching KO artist Sergey Kovalev is an overwhelming -1500 favorite to defeat challenger Blake Caparello (+1000) to set up a November showdown with IBF/WBA champ Bernard Hopkins. The over/under is 8.5 rounds with over at +205 and under at -245.

Opening the telecast, WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas is a healthy -340 pick to retain his belt against challenger Anton Novikov (+280). The over/under is 8.5 rounds with over at -400 and under at +310.



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Ogilvie stops Mercado at Thunderdome

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

Three state titles were on the line Friday night at Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome VII at Metro City Perth Australia, a venue that has been described as one of the best in the world to view boxing.

“Brilliant” Brandon Ogilvie (8-1, 3 KOs) stopped Jerope Mercado (26-7, 19 KOs) and claimed the WA state lightweight title in the Main Event. Ogilvie right from the start was keen to come forward, control the ring and keep forcing Mercado back. Ogilvie worked the body well and landed a good punch to the head to end the first. Ogilvie seemed to be looking for a knockout as he stalked Mercado. The knockout came in round three when Ogilvie sent Mercado to the canvas for the full ten count. Mercado had a nasty cut above his right eye at time of the stoppage. (more…)



August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lozano KOs Tostado; Klimov halts Avila

Photos: Scott Foster

Super flyweight Daniel Lozano (12-1, 9 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Antonio Tostado (13-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Lazano dropped Tostado three times in round eight to end the fight and claim the WBO interim Latino title.

Super featherweight Andrey Klimov (18-1, 9 KOs) won by TKO when Guillermo Avila (12-3, 9 KOs) couldn’t come out for round nine. Klimov, whose only loss is to current world champion Terence Crawford at lightweight last October, steadily broke down Avila and punished him in round eight.

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August 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Ito upsets IBF #5 Nakamura

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten ex-WBC youth champ Masayuki Ito (15-0-1, 6 KOs), 132.5, decked an important victory over IBF#5 ranked Masao Nakamura (18-2, 18 KOs), 132.5, as he occasionally connected with long rights to the onrushing hard-puncher and was awarded a close but unanimous verdict (77-76 twice and 78-75) over eight upset rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Nakamura, 26, was a prefight favorite due to his superior power even though Ito, a 23-year-old lanky speedster, had been still unbeaten. Nakamura was once an OPBF 130-pound titlist, but forfeited his regional belt via unexpected first-round annihilation by Filipino Ronald Pontillas three years ago. But he scored six wins all within the distance, including a third-round stoppage of a highly rated Filipino Raymond Sermona last August that had him enter the IBF ratings. (more…)



August 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Campillo stops Williams on cut in IBF eliminator; Dirrell wins comeback fight

In an IBF light heavyweight eliminator, former WBA titlist Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo (24-6-1, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage of previously undefeated Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (17-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The fight was halted after round five due to a cut over the left eye of Williams. Campillo will now be ranked #2 by the IBF.

In his first fight in 18 months, former super middleweight world title challenger and 2004 Olympian “The Matrix” Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided fifth round TKO over Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse (15-5-2, 7 KOs). The fight was waved off when the referee stepped in to halt the punishment. Biosse took some serious punishment from Callum Smith just three weeks ago. Time was 2:46.

Unbeaten super middleweight Immanuwel Aleem (10-0, 6 KOs) had all he could handle with Juan Carlos Rojas (6-7-1, 4 KOs), but he landed a sixth and last round right hand to stagger Rojas and get a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:45.



August 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson camp claims Hopkins was too greedy

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson walked away from an HBO showdown with WBO champion Sergey Kovalev, jumping ship to Showtime for an expected fight with IBF/WBA champ Bernard Hopkins. However today Hopkins signed to fight Kovalev in November on HBO leaving Stevenson alone at the altar.

“We really thought we were going to go into a fight with Bernard Hopkins, but he was too greedy,” Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel told TVA Sports. Michel stated that Hopkins wanted nearly 75% of the money offered by Showtime. So Stevenson will now fight TBA on September 27th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. That card will also feature light heavyweights Tavoris Cloud and Artur Beterbiev in the co-feature.



August 1st, 2014




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