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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

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 ...

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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 ...

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

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 ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

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Boxing News

Francisco Contreras joins Garcia

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Highly talented and hard hitting lightweight prospect Francisco Contreras (15-0, 13 KOs) of the Dominican Republic joins former junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia and his ever growing stable of fighters, at Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. The 26 year-old Contreras wasted no time getting accustomed to his new surroundings having already began training and assisting WBA # 1 lightweight contender “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (26-0-1, 19 KOs) prepare for his upcoming fight against WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (28-3-2, 22 KOs), which takes place February 26th. For more details and photos click here…



January 18th, 2011



Boxing News

Is Tavoris Cloud too good?

Photo: Sam Cohen

By Phil Doherty

Sometimes the simplest answer is the right answer. Lost somewhere in the hullabaloo surrounding the Bernard Hopkins-Jean Pascal-Chad Dawson triangle lies a very simple, albeit potentially painful resolution. Three is definitely a crowd when it comes to the tangled scenario currently playing out in the light heavyweight division. (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Woodhaven NY card announced

On March 4th, the first ever show promoted by New Legend Boxing Promotions will take place at the Cordon Bleu Banquet Hall in Woodhaven, New York (part of the NYC borough of Queens). In the main event, former amateur standout and undefeated super middleweight Will Rosinsky (13-0, 7 KOs) will see action in an eight round bout against Alfredo Trevino (6-1, 1 KO). There will be three six round-co features that will have some great local talent on display. In a super bantamweight bout, undefeated Juan Dominguez (6-0, 4 KOs) will take on an opponent to be named. Light heavyweight Joel Castillo (7-0, 4 KOs) of the Bronx, New York will also see action in a six rounder. Also, after a four-and-a-half year layoff, Light heavyweight Aneudi Santos (12-5, 9 KOs) will return in a light heavyweight bout.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Prevost aims to derail “Kidfire”

Light heavyweight Blake “The Candyman” Prevost (15-2-1, 5 KOs) is intent on showing former world title challenger Will “Kidfire” McIntyre (40-4-1, 14 KOs) what happens when you try to dip your toe into a brutal sport like boxing when the two meet in the 10-round main event this Saturday night (January 22) at the Hollywood Casino in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Currently at the tail end of what he calls a “perfect” training camp, Prevost says he’s going spoil McIntyre’s first return to the ring in two years.

“I’m offended they even chose me for his comeback opponent,” admitted Prevost. “I hope he does think that because I lost my last fight I’m going to be an easy mark. It’ll make it that much better when I stop him. You don’t sit out two years and then take on a guy like me. He’s not Sugar Ray Leonard.” (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Arum and King in NYC

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hall-of-Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and promoter Don King appear at a promotional interview in New York City, Tuesday to announce their first co-promotion in five years. Arum and King will be announcing a SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View extravaganza, headlined by WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto defending his title against two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga, Saturday, March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

King, Shaw on ticket sales

By Karl Freitag

Promoters Don King and Gary Shaw ripped into reports about poor ticket sales for the January 29 clash of champions between Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Devon Alexander “The Great” at the 70,000-seat Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The arena will be curtained off to about 10,000-15,000 capacity.

Don King: [The Silverdome] are very happy about what they’ve done because it brings significant note to the building which has been suffering hard knocks and broken dreams, so what it is is a great boost to them. The fight in itself will be seen by millions and millions of fans worldwide and that’s really what it’s all about….and as you know in boxing it has always been the walk-up and last two or three days. Nothing has changed in the custom and tradition of the sport that would enable anyone to say whether they have less ticket sales today or more ticket sales tomorrow. The ticket sales will not determine the greatness of this fight.

Gary Shaw: I put on the greatest fight in the decade, Corrales-Castillo. We didn’t sell 2,000 tickets. I’ve never heard anyone say that wasn’t a fight that was extraordinary….the fight is bigger than the site!….All you writers have written about how us promoters should get out of the casinos and go out and do something in local areas. Give Don and I some credit for being willing to go into Detroit. Give the owner of the Silverdome the credit for wanting to show off a site that he bought and show that he can do boxing there. I don’t care if we draw 500 people. Give us the credit for going out and doing it. Give the credit to two fighters and two trainers who don’t care where they go!



January 18th, 2011

Photo Gallery

Holyfield workout slideshow

Holyfield-Williams in first PPV of 2011

Slideshow: 4-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield works out in New York City on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Church Street Gym: Click here for more photos by Chris Cozzone



January 18th, 2011

UFC

Fight for the Troops 2 updates

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

The opportunity to watch two live prelim fights for free from UFC® Fight For The Troops 2 is now only a click away. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that fans will have the ability to watch two exciting UFC contests on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT by simply clicking the “Like” button on the official UFC Facebook page. (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

El Paso undercard set for Feb. 11

The full undercard has been determined for the February 11 Zeferino card in El Paso headlining David “Nino” Rodriguez vs. Ty Cobb. In the co-main, former WBC World Youth and NABA champion Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. (52-4-28 KOs) seeks to bounce back from a knockout loss by taking on Juan ”Monster” Astorga (14-5-1, 9 KOs), who is coming off back-to-back losses to John Duddy and Daniel Jacobs. In the swing bout, the Rocky Ford, Colorado-born former WBC World Youth Champion and rated #13 with the NABA, #9 USBA, Marvin “Much Too Much” Cordova Jr. (22-2-11KO’s) returns from a controversial loss to Josesito Lopez that was aired on ESPN2’s Friday night fights. Cordova will face veteran Jorge Reyes (21-29-3, 17 KOs), who’s lost 18 of his last 2o bouts, and has gone unwon in over a decade. In other bouts: Jennifer Han (1-1-1) of El Paso faces Geni Taylor (2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round lightweight bout; Socorro, NM’s David Castillo (2-1) fights El Paso debuter Carlos Villa in a four-round jr. welter bout; El paso jr welter Oscar Valenzuela (2-0, 1 KO) fights Las Cruces journeyman Lorenzo Estrada (3-18-1, 1 KO) in a four-rounder.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Branco wins IBF purse bid

A purse bid was held in the IBF office today for the IBF jr. featherweight championship mandatory defense between champion Steve Molitor and Takalani Ndlovu. Branco Sports Productions won the bid with $320,000. Top Rank bid $ 227,500. The winning bidder has up until 90 days to stage the fight.



January 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Bid Now On A Once-In-A-Lifetime UFC® Experience: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund teams up with the UFC® and Spike to give you a chance to get up-close-and-personal at an upcoming UFC event! Plus, bid on dinner with the UFC® Octagon Girls, a trip to the season premiere of “Entourage,” and more! All proceeds go towards the IFHF’s goal of building a state of the art facility to treat soldiers with traumatic brain injury and other psychological health issues.

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For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Sebsatian Sylvester Update

Saturday’s postponed Sauerland Event show in Neubrandenburg, Germany will be rescheduled as soon as possible. “We have to wait and see how quickly Sebastian recovers and then speak to the IBF to set a new date,” said Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer. “We are trying to sort this out as soon as we can.”

Team Sauerland was forced to call off Saturday’s world title twinbill after IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester caught a virus infection. The 30-year-old was slated to face Mehdi Bouadla in his fourth defense, with IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham taking on mandatory challenger Enad Licina in the co-feature. “I am very disappointed,” Sylvester said. “All of a sudden I felt sick and exhausted. I went straight to the doctor who told me that I could not fight on Saturday. That is a major disappointment for me as I was really looking forward to fighting in front of my home fans in Neubrandenburg.”



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC clarifies Martinez’ status

Named WBC "Emeritus Champion"

Official WBC Statement: The WBC is proud to announce the appointment of Sergio Martinez as Emeritus Champion. Sergio Martinez is a two-time world champion, as he conquered the WBC super welterweight championship and then defeated great champion Kelly Pavlik to conquer the WBC middleweight championship. He then defeated Paul Williams with a dramatic “Knockout of the Year.” Sergio Martinez is a true example for the youth outside the ring and is constantly active in the WBC Cares Program, visiting children’s hospitals, underprivileged children’s housing, and has a formal company in support of abused women making him a true influence all around the world. With Sergio Martinez’ designation as Emeritus Champion and Ambassador of Good Will and Peace, WBC interim champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany becomes the WBC world middleweight champion and must face the mandatory contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Lewis/Holmes have Holyfield’s back

Former champs backing "The Real Deal"

Two of the all-time greatest world heavyweight champions, Lennox Lewis and Larry Holmes, will be special guests supporting their former rival, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs), when the living legend defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia . . . Click here for more



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley Camp Notes 2

Timothy Bradley: “I am still here training at the Boys and Girls club in Indio, California. This is where I have always trained for my fights and what works for me. I am ahead of schedule so the following week I will be closing my training camp with my fitness coach and will continue to work in the gym on the game plan. My training regimen is more so new school and I have incorporated strength training as of August. We are getting closer to the 29th and as that is soon approaching there is more intensity in all that I do and I also start tapering off my workouts. At this point in my training camp I feel like every day has a moment like in the Rocky films. When I am sparring or when I’m running and just feel like I have pushed myself to the limit and can’t go any more I start to talk to myself and become the one that tells me to push it. I hear a voice within me that tells me to keep going… keep on it, keep pushing. Yeah, I want this for me but also I want this for everyone… my family, the kids I coach and to those whose lives I’ve touched in any way in my work with the community. I always have a motto that I follow and take to heart and that is that at the end of that night (fight night) my family will be the one that eats. I know that every man is hungry out there and that is why I need to be the one starving. I feel that my motto will not only help me keep mental focused and determined but it also keeps me grounded. I train hard every day because I want to be remembered as one of the best fighters years from now I know this is not an easy thing to accomplish but with God’s help I know that I will one day accomplish my goal. Turning in now. Lights out.”

WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) and WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) collide January 29, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Devon Alexander Camp Notes 2

Devon Alexander: “We are in the heart of our training camp. I’m here in Las Vegas sleeping in Mike Tyson’s old bed in Don King’s house at night, pounding the pavement for six miles every morning and in the gym every afternoon for training and sparring. You can’t beat a fight town like Vegas to find good sparring partners. It is critical for my preparation. I have guys here who are not just giving me good rounds, they are giving me good looks—the kind of looks I expect to see from Tim Bradley come Jan. 29 at the Silverdome. A daunting challenge is when we drive up to Mt. Charleston three times a week to run on the mountain road I call The Monster. It’s one thing to run it in the summer. It’s quite another to face it in the dead of winter. I had a TV crew from HBO up there with me on The Monster last week, and we got snowed off the mountain! We are up so high I’m jogging by people who are skiing at the Mt. Charleston Ski Resort. Heck, it snowed two inches in Vegas the other day! So much for fun in the sun…. My trainer, Kevin Cunningham, has been with me since I was 7. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. He is an excellent trainer. His goal is to make sure I peak on the night of the fight. We are moving towards that goal every day. I feel like that is exactly where we will be come fight night. I can tell you one thing for sure: Timmy Bradley is going to have to deal with what I am preparing for. This isn’t a hobby for me, it’s my job. Bradley is not going to come to Detroit at the end of this month and take what I have worked my whole life to gain. He will have to deal with what I am going to bring. I know he’s trying to boast himself up, trying to convince himself of all the things he’s going to do. Well, I remember something Felix Trinidad said when Fernando Vargas was doing a lot of bragging before they fought. He said there is an old Puerto Rican saying that goes like this: ‘It is one thing to call out the devil, and it is quite another to see him coming.’ You’ll see what happens to Timmy Bradley when he sees me coming.”

WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) and WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) collide January 29, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.



January 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC 126 nearing a sell-out

Mandalay Bay to host closed circuit party

With a star-studded card featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship® middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva facing “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort, former UFC®  light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin battling former middleweight champion Rich Franklin, and up-and-coming 205-pound stars Jon Jones and Ryan Bader squaring off, UFC 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT is nearing a sell-out. (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Narvaez vs Cazares in Mexico?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a conversation with Mexican promoter “Nacho” Huizar, we’ve been informed that he is looking to match current WBA super flyweight world champion Hugo Cazares (34-6-2, 24 KOs) against current WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (32-0-2, 19 KOs) in a unification bout. “We hope we can to bring this fight to Mexico and our date is April 30. It would be a great fight for the fans between two great champions,” said Huizar. There is also the possibility that Cazares can do one or two title defenses and find an opportunity to face newly crowned WBA bantamweight champion Koki Kameda. Narvaez is scheduled to defend his crown against Mexican Victor Zaleta on February 12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Karpency-Vargas on Feb 12

WBA #11 light heavyweight and reigning WBA Fedecentro beltholder Tommy Karpency (20-2 13 KOs) is gearing up for his fight with Dallas Vargas (22-6 16 KOs) on February 12th at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA. “Sparring has been going real well,” says trainer and father Tom Karpency Sr. “Tommy has been getting some good work in with some heavier guys to prepare him for a tough fight on February 12th. We’ll probably peak here in the next couple weeks and then taper off during fight week.” (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik new WBC middleweight champ

Sergio Martinez status unclear

Photos: Public Adress

Universum Box-Promotion is looking forward to the next world boxing champion in its ranks. On Tuesday night, a letter from WBC President Jose Sulaiman announced that unbeaten Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs) is now the new “undisputed” world champion at his weight. Zbik had been the WBC interim titleholder since July 2009, but full champion Martinez never made his mandatory defense. “At last the long wait is over. I’m very happy that I’m now a true world champion,” said Zbik. “I’ve always said that I wanted to fight Martinez. I’ve defended the interim title three times now and haven’t avoided anyone, so I’m glad that the WBC has taken action. I’ve worked six hard years for this day and now the big moment is finally here. It feels great!” (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Mendez arrives in SA unannounced

By Ron Jackson

Argenis Mendez has arrived in South Africa a week ahead of schedule for his fight against Cassius Baloyi on January 29. The 24-year-old fighter from the Dominican Republic and three members of his camp are already in Johannesburg where Mendez plans to get accustomed to the altitude. Their arrival follows a dispute over the make of gloves and the officials for the IBF junior lightweight title eliminator at Carnival City, Brakpan. Mendez has a record of 17-1, including nine knockouts. He is based in Brooklyn, New York. Promoter Branco Milenkovic said on Tuesday, “I was shocked when Mendez called me from the OR Tambo Airport and asked where he would be staying.” The Mendez camp had claimed the officials for the fight were all from South Africa. This was vehemently denied by Milenkovic, who said they would be from Switzerland, the United States and South Africa. Mendez, who holds the USBA super-featherweight title, has lost only to Jaime Sandoval. That was in October 2008 when he was beaten on a split decision. With youth on his side, Mendez is confident of beating the 37-year-old Baloyi.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Weather KOs Holyfield NYC workout

Evander Holyfield’s scheduled open workout this morning at the Church St. Gym in New York City has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather in New York City, Holyfield had to take an earlier flight out of NYC for White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where he will headline Saturday night’s “Redemption” PPV show against Sherman Williams at The Greenbrier.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Fans braced for 4 Coronas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fighters appearing on Saturday’s big card in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl (just outside Mexico City) thrilled boxing fans with a local appearance. More than 10,000 are expected to attend the event at the Estadio Olimpico Neza 86. The HG Boxing event billed as “4 Coronas” will feature four world title fights with the participation of boxers from Nicaragua, Japan and United States. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Sylvester ill, defense postponed

Entire card will be rescheduled

Saturday’s defense of IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester against Mehdi Bouadla in Neubrandenburg, Germany will have to be postponed after Sylvester came down with the flu. The entire card, including IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham;s defense against Enad Licina will be rescheduled shortly.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield interview on FOX NY

Here is a link to Evander Holyfield’s interview this morning on “Good Day All Day” on Fox NY. Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Macklin to face Wright

Golden Boy Promotions has inked European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin (28-2, 19 KOs) to a multi-fight promotional pact. It looks like Macklin’s first fight under the Golden Boy banner will be on April 9th against comebacking 39-year-old Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs), who is returning after a two year layoff and looking for his first win since 2006.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez workout

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Argentina, but now residing in Oxnard, CA, began preparations last week at the World Crown Sports Training Center for his next bout. Martinez will step back into the ring on Saturday, March 12th against WBO junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) of Ukraine at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT which will be shown live on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Steward plans UK clinic

Boxing legend and founder of Detroit’s famous Kronk Gym, Emanuel Steward is putting on a boxing clinic in the UK – Steward will bring his ring savvy to the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel on January 23 where he will cover all the fundamentals of the sport – from punching and hand wrapping to conditioning and boxing secrets – based on years of experience in the sport boxing. Steward, this past year has conducted clinics in the United States, but this is the first time he is conducting a clinic in Europe. “I began these clinics because I wanted to share my years of experience.” Steward said. “I have seen the good and the bad. I have learned valuable lessons, which I want to pass along to those truly interested in the sport.” He is particularly concerned about the lack of standardized requirements or certification for those who want to become a trainer, manager or cut-man. “The liability factor is great when it comes to the safety of the fighter.” Steward said. “These clinics are designed to address these issues.”



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Beltway promoters team up

Jake Smith of Baltimore Pro Boxing and Ballroom Boxing’s Scott Wagner have announced that they’ll co-promote a show on February 11 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Smith and Wagner are considered as the Beltway Area’s elite promoters, hosting upwards of 150 successful shows during the last ten years. Both have showcased elite talent on their cards, including fighters who went on to become world champions, renowned prospects and local talent. Although the two were perceived to be rival promoters, Smith and Wagner have been friends for years and always wanted to work together. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield works out

Open to the public, fight fans welcome

Photo by Chris Cozzone

4-time world heavyweight champion and living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) worked out before a big crowd today at New York City’s Church St. Boxing Gym. Evander was in town to promote his clash “Redemption in America” against veteran Sherman “Tank” Williams on January 22 at Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Stay tuned for a full photo gallery and an interview.

“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is January 21.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Brandon Rios sparring session

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBA # 1 lightweight contender “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (26-0-1, 19 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, continues his preparations, under the watchful eye of former junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia, as he is scheduled to take on WBA lightweight champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (28-3-2, 22 KOs) of Venezuela on Saturday, February 26th at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV which will be shown live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing and is being presented by Top Rank. Remaining tickets are priced at $200, $100 and $50 and are available at the Pearl Box Office at the Palms, any Ticketmaster location, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Miguel Cotto

By Phil Doherty
Photos by Sam Cohen

The rumors of Miguel Cotto’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Many conversations about recent Puerto Rican boxing champions commonly revolve around predecessor Felix “Tito” Trinidad and rising star Juan Manuel Lopez. That seems appropriate given their similar outgoing, media-friendly personalities. However, Cotto may well be the toughest fighter in that group.

Adversity defines champions-especially within the lonely confines of the squared circle. Trinidad reacted to his first professional loss (a 12th round TKO to Bernard Hopkins) by leaving the sport for almost 3 years (with the exception of a tune-up against Hacine Cherifi). He left again following his second defeat (unanimous decision to Winky Wright) for a similar length of time. He appears to have retired for good following his third loss (UD to Roy Jones Jr.) in January, 2008. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Kostya Tszyu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ring legend Kostya Tszyu talked to Fightnews today about how proud he is to be inducted into International Boxing Hall Of Fame, and how he is unsure if Julio Chavez will be happy to see him. Kostya talks about his bout against Vernon Forrest in the Amateur World Cup Final in Sydney in 1991 and how a fight with Oscar De La Hoya would have happened had Vince Phillips had not defeated him. Tszyu also rates his win over Miguel Angel Gonzalez a better performance than the win over Zab Judah and talks about how he will support his sons Timophey and Nikita if they become professional boxers.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Phil Lo Greco in Sicily

"An offer they couldn't refuse"

Photo: OPI 2000

OPI 2000′s International welterweight champion and WBC #12 Phil Lo Greco (20-0, 11 KOs), met with the mayor of world famous town of Corleone, best known for “The Godfather” movie to help promote the towns reputation, Lo Greco will present and promote boxing to the people of Corleone. Lo Greco originally grew up near Corleone, Sicily.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Remillard signs with Top Rank

Undefeated, 24-year-old NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharpshooter” Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs), arguably America’s leading featherweight, has signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. The Manchester, Connecticut fighter is rated #4 by the WBA and WBO, as well as #5 by the WBC. “Matt is a skilled, exciting fighter. We are pleased he has joined our company,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank. (more…)



January 17th, 2011




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