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Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) and undefeated former unified 122-pound world champion Carl ...

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Boxing News

WBA orders middleweight title resolution by December 31

On Thursday, the World Boxing Association issued a resolution ordering the winners of the two WBA middleweight championship fights scheduled for today to fight each other by December 31. WBA “Super Champion” Felix Sturm will fight Daniel Geale in Oberhausen, Germany. A few hours later, in Verona New York, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against #3 ranked Grzegorz Proksa. Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions stated “We are glad that the WBA has issued this binding resolution and ordered the winner of Golovkin/Proksa to fight the winner of Sturm/Geale by the end of this year. Gennady has waited long enough to prove that he is the real WBA middleweight champion.”



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Trout-Cotto for WBA title on December 1

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that three-division world champion Miguel Cotto will face WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout on December 1 at Madison Square Garden. Also Cotto put on his twitter page the following: “I officially announce that my fight on December 1st at Madison Square Garden will be with undefeated WBA Super Welterweight Austin Trout.” Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has confirmed the info. More to come…



September 1st, 2012


UFC

UFC updates

15 Things To Do This Weekend Without UFC 151: So your Saturday night plans went -poof- when UFC 151 was cancelled – we know the feeling. Here are 15 things you can do this weekend instead.

The Mighty Mouse Diet: The latest installment in UFC.com’s weekly series of articles on proper nutrition features UFC flyweight title contender Demetrious Johnson.

Field Finalized For The Ultimate Fighter Fridays: 32 fighters will compete for a spot on this season of The Ultimate Fighter – season premieres Friday, September 14 at 9pm ET/PT on FX

UFC 152: Jones vs Belfort Now Available On UFC.TV For Pre-Order: The battle for the light heavyweight title is live on Saturday, September 22 – plus, Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson go head-to-head with the winner being crowned the first-ever UFC flyweight champion
. . . .
Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale

Moruti Mthalane 112 vs Ricardo Nuñez
(IBF flyweight world title)
Luis Concepcion 115 vs Pablo Carrillo 115
Jezreel Corrales 130 vs Fabian Marimon (Col) 132
Everardo Castillo 124 vs Alejandro Corrales 124
Jorge Sanchez 123 vs Nelson Guillen 121
Abigail Villar 104.5 vs Noriela Paz 98
Gilberto Pedroza 108 vs Felix Montenegro 106
Cesar Rivas 140 vs Alvin Zapata 143

Venue: Arena Roberto Duran
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Max 9

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August 31st, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Sinaloa

By.Gabriel F. Cordero

Nkosinathi Joyi 104.30 vs Mario “Dragoncito” Rodríguez 104.75
IBF miniumweight world title
Nery Saguilán 129.80 vs Alberto “Kichis” Garza 129.60
IBF Latino super featherweight title
Kareli López 107.60 vs Jessica Nery Plata 107.80

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal Luis Estrada Medina Guasave
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Box Latino
TV: Televisa

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

St Clair defeats Olarte

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 130 pound world champion Gairy St Clair (43-12-2, 18 KOs) scored a clear eight round decision over Filipino Rey Anton Olarte (16-22-8, 4 KOs) at the Hurstville Entertainment Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Scores were as follows: Will Soulos 78-75, Kevin Hogan 78-76, David Grainger 79-74. St Clair was coming off a recent loss to former IBF 140 pound champion Lovemore Ndou. In main supporting bout, light heavyweight Junior Talipeau (18-2-1, 6 KOs) stopped Damien Smith (4-23-1, 1 KO) when the referee saved Smith from further punishment at :20 of round three.



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Golovkin, Proksa make weight

Weights and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Grzegorz Proksa 159
(WBA middleweight title)

Jonathan Gonzalez 163* vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk 156.5
*(Gonzalez can’t make weight, Dzinziruk allowed to weigh in over 154 limit,
WBC Continental Americas Super welterweight title not on line now)

Bryan Abraham 138.5 vs. Jorge Maysonete Jr. 137
Tony Luis 139 vs. Andres Ledesma 138.5
Taureano Johnson 160 vs. Cleven Ishe 158.25
Shawn Miller 176 vs. Richard “Bobo” Starnino 176
Borngod Washington vs. Ryon McKenzie 175
*(Washington a late arrival, will weigh in later this evening)
Bryan Clookey 190 vs. Rayshawn Myers 194.5

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
TV: HBO Boxing After Dark
Doors open at 6:30, First bout at 8:00, First televised fight at 9:45

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August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights From Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Miguel Robles 114 vs. Juan Herrera 115
Edgardo Lopez 129 vs. Gadiel Andaluz 129
Kevin Nieves 138 vs. Jose Gualderrama 139
Charlie Clemente 114 vs. Eric Pabon 114
Samuel Figueroa 146 vs. William Lorenzo 148
Emanuel Colon 139 vs. Pablo Vega 140
Emanuel Ramirez 113 vs. Jean Carlos Molina 112
Jose Martinez 114 vs. Jayson Agosto 113
Starling Cordero 118 vs. Alexis Baez 117
Jonathan Kuilan 120 vs. Hiram Agosto 125

Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum
TV: Telefutura / Solo Boxeo Tecate

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August 31st, 2012

AWE TV

Afternoon Delight on September 8

Newark's Ironbound Throwdown is a real throwback boxing show

On September 8th, Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center will be the site of an old-fashioned, Saturday afternoon fight card that figures to be a real afternoon delight for boxing fans. Can It get any better than this for a boxing fan? Just like in the good old days of the sport, the show is loaded – top to bottom. And unlike some anemic modern day boxing events, this one has no shortage of stars, competitive battles, or important matchups. Even better, boxing fans can come watch the fights in the afternoon, and be home long before two scheduled West Coast fights begin on cable TV that evening.

The NJ event, which is titled the “Ironbound Throwdown”, could have easily been named the “Ironbound Throwback”, given the quality and quantity of the scheduled bouts, which can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com. The show is highlighted by not one, not two, but a trio of hard-hitting heavyweight fights that include ranked contenders battling toward a title shot. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Luis Serrano 163 vs Rogelio Medina 163.5
Miguel Garcia 128 vs Mauricio Pastrana 127.5
Adrian Young 125 25 vs Raul Hirales 123.5
Gerardo Verde 108 vs Alejandro Morales 108
Ricardo Roman 117 vs Victor Godinez 117
Oscar Arce 111 vs Narciso Perez 112
Alberto Beltran 139 vs Ivan Alvarez 141

Venue: Tecate Box Tour
Tv: Tv Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer and Corpox

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Garcia defeats Arcos

Story by Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Professional boxing returned to “America’s Finest City”, San Diego, CA, Thursday night as this time Jorge Marron Productions took the reins together with Don Chargin Promotions and 2012 California Hall of Fame inductee Bobby D. Presents as they put together “New Boys on the Block”. The six bout fight card introduced to a humble but enthusiastic crowd the newest batch of talent in southern California. In the main event, undefeated lightweight Jonathan “Gallo de Oro” Garcia and Pedro Arcos of Tijuana put together one of the best rounds in San Diego boxing history in a scheduled six rounder.

Garcia of Watsonville, CA, a boxer/puncher with power in both fists who recently helped WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (who was in attendance) get ready for his next bout, looks much more mature and polished than his record show and in Arcos, Garcia faced a fighter with slightly better experience.

The slightly shorter Arcos looked confident as he took it to Garcia from the opening bell and soon dropped Garcia with a sneaky right hand. Garcia looked shaken as he reached his feet but tried to get back in the fight as Arcos smelled blood and tried to finish him off and pull the upset. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr sharp in workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out at his home in Las Vegas in preparation for his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against two-division world champion Sergio Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Gennady Golovkin interview

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin talks to Fightnews.com ahead of his Saturday, September 1st title defense vs. European Champion Grzegorz Proksa. Golovkin discusses his first fight in America, fighting on HBO, facing the southpaw Proksa and avoiding looking ahead to the Sturm-Geale winner, which is taking place the same night in Germany.



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Vargas-Martinez featured Sept 13

Top Rank’s September 13th card, which will be televised on a special edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights (even though it’s on a Thursday night), is shaping up nicely. In the main event, popular unbeaten welterweight Jesse Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs) takes on Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

The co-feature is an attractive ten rounder between super featherweight KO artists Luis Cruz (19-1, 15 KOs) and Jose Felix, Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs).

The undercard is loaded with undefeated prospects. Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz (15-0, 9 KOs) returns against Maurenzo Smith (10-2-2, 7 KOs), unbeaten lightweight Terence Crawford (17-0, 13 KOs) meets Hardy Peredes (15-10, 9 KOs), unbeaten welterweight Mikael Zewski (15-0, 11 KOs) takes on Xavier Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs), unbeaten lightweight Jesus Gonzalez (5-0, 2 KOs) faces Joaqin Chavez (1-2-2, 1 KO) and unbeaten super middleweight Randy Puga squares off against Radames Montes (2-2, 2 KOs).



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Randall Bailey Update

Photo: Nine5Four, Inc

IBF welterweight champion Randall “KO King” Bailey had a surprise visitor at the Ft. Lauderdale, FL gym where he trains. Former street/MMA fighter Kimbo Slice stopped by to get some work in for his budding boxing career where he is currently 5-0 (4 KOs) in the heavyweight division. Both he and Bailey are Miami natives and know each other well. Kimbo gave high praises to Bailey on becoming champion again. “It was one of the sweetest knockouts [of Mike Jones] I’ve ever seen. Keep your eyes on Bailey and don’t sleep…this is only the beginning,” stated Kimbo.

Bailey, is putting the finishing touches on his training preparations ahead of his upcoming title defense against former world champion Devon Alexander “The Great.” The nationally televised match up will take place next Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “I feel great and I am prepared. All that is left is for me to execute on Sept 8th. A lot of things have been said back and forth but there’s only one way to prove who the best is and that’s by showing your skill in the ring…period,” says the always calm and focused Bailey.



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Hoffmann-Kretschmann collision on September 14

German heavyweights Timo Hoffmann and Steffen Kretschmann will clash on September 14 outdoors at the Tabea Bürgerpark in Halle (Saale), Germany. The fight, which is for local bragging rights, will be televised live on Eurosport. The co-feature is another interesting heavyweight showdown between veteran Konstantin Airich and unbeaten prospect Erkan Teper. The event is promoted by Arena Boxing.



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Sturm, Geale make weight

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Team Sturm

WBA Super World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm and IBF World Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale made weight easily in advance of their big unification showdown tomorrow evening at the KoenigPilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Both fighters came in at a trimmed and ready 72 kilograms/158.73 lbs.

The fight will be televised live by SAT.1 in Germany, BoxNation in the UK and Main Event Pay-Per-View in Australia.



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Mount Pocono, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scales

Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147.5 vs. Dontre King 147.5
Robert Sockwell 153 vs. Tyrell Boggs 152 25
Tyrone Luckey 132 vs. Brian Acaba 131
Elizabeth Sherman 129 vs. Christina Leadbeater 131
Joe Cusumano 224 vs. Taffo Asongwed 241
David Roman 155 vs. Emmanuel Medina 153.5

Venue: Mount Airy Casino, Mount Pocono, PA
Promoter: Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions Inc.



August 31st, 2012

AWE TV

USS Cunningham: It’s still going to be the same Cunningham

Photo: Carlos Suarez Jr. FightImages.com

In preparation for their afternoon fights on September 8th at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, three Philadelphia fighters participated in an open media workout at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philly. Leading the way was two-time world cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, who will make his debut as a heavyweight on the September 8th card, which will be televised by WealthTV and WealthTV.com. Much attention has been paid to Cunningham’s weight since his 10-round fight with Jason Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs, was announced.

Cunningham expects to fight at 208 pounds, and all eyes will be on him to see if he can make the adjustment to the heavyweight division and compete effectively against bigger opposition. Gavern should have at least a 20-pound weight advantage over Cunningham when the bell rings. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

UFC

The Mighty Mouse diet

A few weeks before a fight that could define his career and forever shape the way strangers perceive him, Demetrious Johnson has been tipping the scales in the neighborhood of 141 pounds – putting him right on pace to make the 125-pound weight limit at UFC 152. I caught up with the former bantamweight to talk eating habits before his clash with Joseph Benavidez in the first-ever UFC flyweight title match. At stake on Sept. 22 in Toronto: Eternity in the history books. . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Joyi-Rodriguez Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The final press conferencetook place Thursday for Saturday’s clash between IBF flyweight world champion Nkosinathi Joyi and challenger Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez at the Municipal Auditorium Luis Estrada Medina in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico.

“Dragoncito” Rodriguez: I want to be crowned world champion, I’m at home, with my family, everything is in my favor. My opponent is difficult but nothing is impossible. Not only my dream is to be champion, but to be for many years and on Saturday my story is beginning. I hope you join me to share my greatest achievement of all Mexicans. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Golovkin-Proksa/Dzinziruk-Gonzalez Presser

Video and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The Turning Stone Resort & Casino hosted Thursday’s pre-fight press conference promoting the September 1st HBO Boxing After Dark show featuring WBA Middleweight champion Gennaday Golovkin vs. European Champion Grzegorz Proksa and main support bout of Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez. Promoters Artie Pelullo, Greg Cohen, Leon Margules and Tom Loeffler were also on hand to speak as well as the four televised fighters. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr., Roach Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: He has a style that he likes and needs to use to win. He uses movement, his jab and spacing to win. I’m not going to give him any space. I have to make him stand up and fight. The more he moves it becomes difficult for me. I have to make him fight. If you let him do what he wants at his pace, it’s going to be difficult for anybody. You have to increase the pace and make him work hard. This is the most important fight of my life.

Freddie Roach: I think Martinez and his trash talking is a way for him to motivate himself. I think he’s a little bit scared. Both he and his trainer talk a lot of trash but we’ll see if they can back it up on fight night.

(more…)



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Hollywood, CA

After a sold out premiere that brought back memories of Tinseltown’s legendary boxing shows of the 1940s and 1950s, Kahren Harutyunyan’s Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing return to the Legendary Florentine Gardens for their second installment of Hollywood Fight Night on Thursday, September 20, 2012. (more…)



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. – Martinez Closed Circuit info

With ticket sales to the Julio César Chávez, Jr. vs. Sergio Martínez World Middleweight Championship event at the Thomas & Mack Center projected to be a complete sellout, Wynn Las Vegas will present the exclusive live closed circuit telecast of the most anticipated fight of the year. Wynn Las Vegas will offer the closed circuit viewing in two venues — the Encore Theater , which offers a state-of-the-art sound system and plush seating, and the Wynn Lafite Ballroom, a spacious environment offering great views of the closed circuit action. Tickets to the Wynn Las Vegas closed circuit presentation are priced at $70 for reserved seating in the intimate Encore Theater and $50 for general admission in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn. Ticket prices are inclusive of applicable taxes and fees and will go on sale This Saturday! September 1 at 10:00 a.m. PT.



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Vazquez-Quintero Set for September 29th

By Felipe Leon

According to the Tijuana Boxing Commission, Saturday, September 29th has been set aside by Zanfer Promotions to stage a twelve round championship bout between champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (31-3, 13 KOs) and hard hitting southpaw and #1 contender Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (25-3, 21KOs) at the Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Quintero of Tijuana, Mexico, by way of Culiacan, Sinaloa, won the right to face Vazquez by stopping Filipino Al Sabaupan in nine rounds last April. Quintero is trained by Romulo Quirarte and is gym mate and occasional chief sparring partner of WBC lightweight title holder Antonio DeMarco.

Guadalajara, Jalisco’s Vazquez last defense was in early 2012 when he defeated Ammeth Diaz via unanimous decision. In his last bout last June, Vazquez won a ten round decision over Daniel Attah.

It was mentioned that undefeated lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (26-0-1, 14KOs) was next in line to face Vazquez on the under card of a proposed Mexico vs. Philippines event topped off by Manny Pacquiao facing Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. Since Pacquiao as of yet not announced his next partner, looks like the world-rated Gesta will be sitting on the side lines for the moment waiting for his next opponent.



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Barclays Center opens for boxing business

Photos: Ed Mulholland

The last world title fight in Brooklyn took place on August 5, 1931 when defending Light Heavyweight World Champion Maxie Rosenbloom outpointed Jimmy Slattery over 15 rounds at Ebbets Field. After more than 80 years, Brooklyn’s world championship fight scene will be revitalized on Saturday, October 20 with the first boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event will feature a star-studded line-up including three world championship fights and a lengthy roster of New York City’s top pugilists.

In the main event, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME, unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia defends his WBA Super, WBC & Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Championships as he rematches with legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales. In the evening’s co-featured bouts also to be televised live on SHOWTIME, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi puts his WBA Welterweight World Championship on the line against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano and undefeated, number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin of Manhattan takes on unbeaten Hassan N’Dam in a 12-round battle for N’Dam’s WBO Middleweight World Championship.

The undercard is stacked with the return of a bevy of New York’s best including Brooklyn’s hot middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, former World Champion Luis Collazo, the Bronx’s rising star Eddie Gomez, former world title contender Dmitriy Salita and Brooklyn prospect Boyd Melson. (more…)



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Andrade headlines “Fight To Educate”

2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade will headline the 11th annual Fight To Educate on Thursday evening, September 20 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Absolute Broadcasting WGAM, The Game, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 10 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefiting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations. Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), fighting out of Providence, will be headlining the Fight To Educate for the third consecutive year against an opponent to be named.



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Trainer Ulli Wegner, 70, hits career high point

This is a first! Since last Saturday, Coach Ulli Wegner has four world champions in his training group. Arthur Abraham’s successful bid for the WBO Super-Middleweight Championship at the o2 World Berlin, Germany, added a record winning fourth belt to the already existing three champions Cecilia Breakhus (WBC-, WBA-, and WBO- Welterweight Champion), Marco Huck (WBO Cruiserweight Champion) and Yoan Pablo Hernandez (IBF Cruiserweight Champion). All won under Wegner’s guidance

Never before has a German boxing coach been that successful at the age of 70. For Wegner, who has been in this business for 41 years, it is a real highlight in his illustrious career. But if it is up to the trainer himself, voted coach of the year nine times in a row by “BoxSport” magazine, there are still a few titles to come. “In Dominik Britsch, Robert Helenius, Eduard Gutknecht and Karo Murat I have some more potential world beaters in my group,” said Wegner. (more…)



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Sept 29 HBO tripleheader finalized

On Saturday, September 29, DiBella Entertainment presents the HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, live from the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, CT. Headlining the card will be Worcester, Massachusetts’ Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14KO’s) defending his USBA super middleweight championship against New Jersey knockout artist Jason “El Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-1, 12KO’s). In the televised co-feature, Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (16-0, 11KO’s) faces his toughest opponent to date when he squares off against former world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27KO’s) for the vacant NABF super bantamweight title. Opening up the televised portion of the card will be former two-division undefeated world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18KO’s) taking on Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1, 9KO’s) in a key light heavyweight matchup. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Gary Shaw Productions. HBO begins live coverage at 9:30PM ET/PT.



August 30th, 2012

UFC

Field finalized for TUF Fridays

The field of 32 of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world has been finalized for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FRIDAYS which begins Friday, September 14, on FX with a special two-hour premiere airing at 9 PM ET/PT. (more…)



August 30th, 2012

UFC

The best fights of the month ahead

Rather than continue to lament the cancellation of UFC 151 and the fact that I no longer have an excuse for avoiding dinner with my mother-in-law this weekend, I’ve decided to take a glass half-full approach to it all . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia returns Saturday

Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia, the official challenger of WBO champ Orlando “Siri” Salido, returns to action on Saturday in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Garcia (28-0, 24 KOs) will put his official challenger status at stake when he faces former world champ Mauricio Pastrana (35-12-2, 23 KOs). The main event is a clash between middleweights Andres “Animal” Serrano (18-1-0, 14 KOs) and Rogelio “Porky” Medina (28-2-0, 22 KOs). The card will be presented by Zanfer.



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Marquez-Pacquiao IV Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has revealed to Fightnews.com that there is a possibility that Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and Filipino star Manny Pacquiao may collide in Mexico specifically in the New Mexico City Arena possibly December 8, a date that seems to be available. The source indicates that Zanfer Promotions and Top Rank are looking for all possible alternatives for Pacquiao-Marquez IV and are close to finalizing it. It’s also intended that the fight is for a 147 pound title with a catchweight in the range of 142-143 pounds and a possible WBC Diamond Belt.



August 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Sturm-Geale Public Workout

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm/Sky Sport News HD

With just three days to go before their big WBA/IBF middleweight unification showdown, Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale appeared in a public workout on Wednesday at the CentrO shopping mall in Oberhausen, Germany. Both fighters gave the fans a little insight into their training routine, looking relaxed and in shape.

“I haven’t been that good in seven years. There is a huge difference between a fighter with a big mouth and a true champion. And Daniel is a true champion. He proved that before and he will try to prove it again. But I’m confident in myself and I truly believe I will unify the WBA and IBF belts”, Sturm, 33, told reporters at hand after his workout. Later, he added on his Facebook page: “I feel 30 percent better than when I fought Sebastian Zbik.”

Geale, 31, took the stage shortly before the local hero but displayed lots of confidence as well. “I have to go out there and win. I have to make sure I do it convincingly, especially if it goes down to a decision. We know he’s going to be tough, but we are covering all the bases. It’s coming at a good time. Felix hasn’t performed well recently and I feel I am improving with each fight”, the Australian told the media afterwards.

WBA champ Felix Sturm and IBF kingpin Daniel Geale will collide on Saturday at the KoenigPilsener-Arena in Oberhausen.



August 30th, 2012




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