Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Alcine bout scrapped for Friday

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Dropping down in weight often proves costly to a fighter, Thursday in Montreal former world junior-middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (33-3-1 19KO) tipped the scales at 151.6 pounds, the lightest he’s been in over ten years and paid dearly with the cancelation of his scheduled eight round fight with David Toribio (19-14 12KO) who came in heavy at 162.4 pounds, well above the contract weight that had been adjusted upwards a couple of times to accommodate the Florida fighter.

Promoter Yvon Michel tweeted news of the cancelation Thursday evening stating that 10.8 pound weight differential exceeded the 10 pounds that is permitted by the Quebec Commission. ABC guidelines recommend 7 pounds but ABC President Tim Lueckenhoff told FightNews that it is only a guideline for Commissions governing the fight. Washington State for matters of comparison allows 11 pounds. Continue reading

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Dropping down in weight often proves costly to a fighter, Thursday in Montreal former …


Boxing News

DBE inks #1 U.S. amateur Patrick Day

Yesterday afternoon, former #1 rated 152-pound amateur in the U.S., Freeport, Long Island’s Patrick “All” Day (1-0, 1KO) signed an exclusive long-term promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment (DBE). Day successfully made his pro debut on the DBE-promoted card on January 23, at BB King Blues Club, annihilating his opponent in just 31 seconds of the very first round. The performance immediately impressed Lou DiBella, who had been eager to see the 20-year-old in action after following his amateur career over the past couple of years. Day will return to action on the upcoming DBE-promoted Broadway Boxing card, on Thursday, February 21, at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. (more…)

Yesterday afternoon, former #1 rated 152-pound amateur in the U.S., Freeport, Long Island’s Patrick “All” Day (1-0, 1KO) signed an …



Boxing News

Elvir Muriqi headlines March 15

On Friday night, March 15th boxing returns to the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey as a full night of professional boxing returns courtesy of GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions. In the main event, perennial light heavyweight contender Elvir “The KOsovo Kid” Muriqi headlines in the eight round main event. The thirty-three year old Muriqi has a record of 39-5 with 24 knockouts and is currently riding a four fight winning streak with wins over Daniel Judah and his most recent win over Chris Grays on December 10, 2011. Muriqi’s opponent will be announced shortly.

In the eight round co-feature, John Thompson (10-0, 3 KOs) will take on Calvin Odom (15-13, 11 KOs) in a Jr. Middleweight bout. Also, in a six round bout, undefeated Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (10-0, 6 KOs) of Millville, NJ takes on an opponent to be named in a Middleweight bout. (more…)

On Friday night, March 15th boxing returns to the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey as a full night of …


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Carl Frampton-Kiko Martinez Exchange Barbs

By James Slater
Photos: Laurence Lustig

It was a lively, even heated press conference today as rival super-bantamweights Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland and Kiko Martinez of Spain came face to face. The pair will clash – finally, after two previously postponed bouts – this Saturday at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, and defending European champ Martinez vowed to make unbeaten Frampton pay for suggesting he is a coward for twice pulling out of facing him.

“I’ve come here because Frampton is too sacred to come to Spain,” 26-year-old Martinez stated. “I’ve come here to shut Frampton’s mouth once and for all!” Martinez, 27-3(19) and never stopped, urged 25-year-old Frampton, 15-0(10) to “come to fight and not run.”

For his part, Barry McGuigan protégé Frampton refereed to his opponent as “desperate” and “tight at the weight.”

“I think he’s a desperate man and he’s trying to force me into a fight,” Frampton said. (more…)

By James Slater Photos: Laurence Lustig It was a lively, even heated press conference today as rival super-bantamweights Carl Frampton …




UFC

UFC Primetime Rousey vs Carmouche Premieres Tonight

UFC Primetime: Rousey vs Carmouche Premieres Tonight
Get closer than ever before as women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche prepare for their showdown in Anaheim on February 23rd! Go behind the scenes on UFC Primetime: Rousey vs Carmouche, premiering tonight at 12am ET / 9pm PT on FUEL TV. Catch the replay on FOX Sports Networks. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Team Jones or Team Sonnen? Make Your TUF Fantasy Picks Now
Team Sonnen looks to continue their hot streak as their own Kevin Casey takes on Team Jones’ Collin Hart this Tuesday on FX! Make your Fantasy picks now!
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UFC Primetime: Rousey vs Carmouche Premieres Tonight Get closer than ever before as women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger …


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Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer

Kevin Bizier 146.6 vs.Nate Campbell 146.2
(NABA welterweight title)
Tyler Asselstine 131.4 vs. Baha Laham 134
Joachim Alcine 151.6 vs. David Toribio 162.4
Michael Gadbois 134.6 vs. Krzysztof Rogowski 130.2
Steve Rolls 168 vs. Ahmad Selemani 167.4
Didier Bence 219.4 vs. Joey Dawejko 249.2
Marc Pagcaliwangan 120.8 vs. Laszlo Fekete 121.4

Location: Bell Centre Montreal
Promoter: GYM Group Yvon Michel
First Bell: 7pm
Television: ESPN2

By Dave Spencer Kevin Bizier 146.6 vs.Nate Campbell 146.2 (NABA welterweight title) Tyler Asselstine 131.4 vs. Baha Laham 134 Joachim …


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Xiong Zhao Zhong in Bangkok

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

China’s WBC 105 pound world champion Xiong Zhao Zhong will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday with his manager Liu Gang to train at the Uprite Boxing Camp with Thailand’s world class boxers which include IBF #8 super featherweight Fahsai Sakkreerin also IBF #6 flyweight Rusalee Samor and IBF #15 light welterweight Patomsuk Pathompothong. “We are very proud to have WBC champion Xiong Zhao Zhong and his manager Liu Gang at the Uprite Gym,” said promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang. “Zhong is China’s first world champion in professional boxing. He’ll help in sparring sessions with Thailand’s new boxing star Amnat Roenrong who was a Beijing Olympian and also a Bronze medal winner at world amateur championships in Chicago. Roenrong will be the main event on February 15 when he will contest the IBF Asia title bout on a nationally televised promotion.” Chaichotchuang is Asia’s top IBF Promoter.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing China’s WBC 105 pound world champion Xiong Zhao Zhong will arrive in Bangkok, …


Boxing News

Interview: Adrien “The Problem” Broner

By Bill Green

In this interview, WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner discusses his upcoming fight with Gavin Rees, future opponents and the sport of boxing.

By Bill Green In this interview, WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner discusses his upcoming fight with Gavin Rees, future opponents …



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Soto and Ceja Brothers Public Workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former multi-division WBC world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto conducted a public workout for Saturday’s event called “From Power to Power” where he’ll face Silverio Ortiz. Also present were prospects Julio “Pollito” Ceja, Antonio Lozada and Luis “Gallito” Ceja, who are scheduled for action in the ITSON Arena. The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa Deportes in Mexico and the southern United States. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former multi-division WBC world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto conducted a public workout for Saturday’s event called …


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Rankings breakdown: The Heavyweights

The first edition of the UFC Fighter Rankings hit the internet Monday evening, and, of course, there was plenty of debate about the media’s picks for the Octagon’s best of the best. Today, we’ll look at one of the weight classes that has recently been thrown into upheaval, not just with a changing of the guard at the top, but with a stunning upset last Saturday at UFC 156 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, on UFC.com
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The first edition of the UFC Fighter Rankings hit the internet Monday evening, and, of course, there was plenty of debate about …


AWE TV

Pascal-Kuziemski replay on WealthTV Fight Night

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Jean Pascal vs. Aleksy Kuziemski contest that originally aired December 14.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Jean Pascal vs. Aleksy Kuziemski contest …


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Hatton: Rabchenko needs to impress

Sergey Rabchenko is quickly closing in on a world title shot, but cannot afford to overlook his next task, says trainer Ricky Hatton. The unbeaten Belarusian, 26, will make the second defence of his European light-middleweight crown against Italian champion Adriano Nicchi in Monte Carlo on March 30. And the Hitman believes it’s a challenge his charge has to be fully focused on or a potential showdown with WBC kingpin Saul “Canelo” Alvarez can be kissed goodbye. (more…)

Sergey Rabchenko is quickly closing in on a world title shot, but cannot afford to overlook his next task, says …



Boxing News

Boxing back at the Horseshoe Casino

Chicago promoter Bobby Hitz will return on February 15 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana (just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago). The first main event of the year will feature the rematch between middleweights Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) and “King” David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle. In their first fight in November, Bondorovas had to get off the floor and survive several shaky moments before storming back to win via a come-from-behind (and some would say early) stoppage in round two.

Undefeated Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz will each be featured in separate fights. 32-year-old cruiserweight Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs) will go six rounds against Memphis southpaw Grover Young (7-8-1, 4 KOs) and 25-year-old super middleweight Jimenez (9-0, 6 KOs) will face local veteran Michael Walker (19-17-3, 12 KOs). (more…)

Chicago promoter Bobby Hitz will return on February 15 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana (just 20 minutes from …


Boxing News

Rubio training with Robert Garcia

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

World ranked Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) has joined renowned American trainer Robert Garcia for preparation for his next fight on March 23 at a site yet to be determined. Rubio will fight for the WBC International middleweight championship against American Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-8, 13 KOs). “I’m with Robert Garcia,” said Rubio. “He has good references and I’ve seen his work with great champions. I’m sure that with his knowledge and my desire we’ll go very far,” says Rubio, who has also renounced his WBF belt and has only the middleweight green and gold belt of the World Boxing Council in mind. Rubio said he now begins a new stage in his career, focusing decisively beating his opponents to earn a title shot this year because he believes he’s ready to win the crown now.

By Gabriel F. Cordero World ranked Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) has joined renowned American trainer Robert Garcia …


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JC Salgado Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado has started the strong stage of his preparation for his mandatory defense and rematch against Dominican Argenis Mendez. Salgado is in the high altitude stage that includes scaking one of the highest mountains in Mexico, “Mujer Dormida” or Iztaccihuatl. Salgado made it to near 5400 meters above sea level, as he looks to build his strength and endurance for March 9 in Costa Mesa, California. “I want to be stronger in my legs. It will be a fight with a lot of intensity and a great moment in my career,” said Salgado

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado has started the strong stage of his …


Boxing News

Bradley-Provodnikov L.A. Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs) of Palm Springs, California is set to return to the ring against Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs) on March 16 live on HBO from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The bout was officially announced at a kickoff press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Presiding over the affair was Top Rank President Todd duBoef.

“On March 16 we are proud to announce that at the Home Depot Center the welterweight king Timothy Bradley will be defending his title against top contender Ruslan Provodnikov,” said duBoef. “We are really thrilled to bring it here which we consider Timmy’s backyard, and Ruslan trains out of the Wild Card gym.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs) of …



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The Cleveland Plain Dealer looks back into the life and boxing career of the great Jimmy Bivins: more

A memorial mass for Canastota’s welterweight and middleweight boxing champion Carmen Basilio will be held at St. Agatha’s Church in Canastota, New York, at 11 a.m., Saturday. Legend Basilio passed away on Nov. 7, 2012 at the age of 85.

The IBF has ruled out Floyd Mayweather as a contender for Devon Alexander, which means the Alexander-Kell Brook fight is back on, reports the Telegraph.

The Manila Standard Today reports that Nonito Donaire will be facing Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13 . . . more

The Cleveland Plain Dealer looks back into the life and boxing career of the great Jimmy Bivins: more A memorial …


AWE TV

WealthTV to air Bellew-Chilemba and PrizeFighter Heavyweights

In addition to Sturm Soliman, WealthTV President Charles Herring today announced two additional big fight telecasts.

First is the March 30 official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight championship from Liverpool’s Echo Arena between Tony Bellew (19-1, 12 KOs) and Isaac Chilemba (20-1-1, 9 KOs). WealthTV has also secured the rights to the February 23rd PrizeFighter Heavyweights event that includes former Prizefighter champs Audley Harrison, Martin Rogan plus American Travis Walker among the contestants. (more…)

In addition to Sturm Soliman, WealthTV President Charles Herring today announced two additional big fight telecasts. First is the March …


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Sturm-Soliman to air in the USA on WealthTV

WealthTV has secured the rights to air the bout between the WBA #2 contender Felix Sturm (37-3, 16KO) and the IBF #1 contender Sam Soliman (42-11, 17KO). The contest received 5 out of 5 star rating from BoxRec.com. WealthTV will air the fight on February 14th at 10 PM ET during WealthTV’s usual Thursday “Fight Night” time slot. It will be the first airing of the February 1st fight in the United States. The bout was the first non-title fight for Sturm since 2007 as he looked to bounce back from a tough loss against Soliman’s fellow Australian, Daniel Geale. Soliman put his title on the line twelve times before finally losing it to Geale.

Soliman needed to win this fight in order to put himself in line for an all-Australian IBF title fight against Daniel Geale. Geale successfully defended his title against another Aussie, Anthony Mundine, a day before. “Boxing fans will enjoy this world-class matchup that is exciting from start to finish,” stated WealthTV Director of Live Events Tommy Morris, “A fight of this quality should be seen all around the world and we are happy to be the television outlet for the American boxing fan.”

All of WealthTV’s fights can be seen on WealthTV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD,along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

WealthTV has secured the rights to air the bout between the WBA #2 contender Felix Sturm (37-3, 16KO) and the …


Boxing News

Banks-Mitchell Update

Golden Boy has announced that a new date for the heavyweight clash between Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell is currently being rescheduled and the new date will be announced shortly. The February 16 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will still take place as scheduled with WBC lightweight world champion Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees. No mention of whether or not HBO will pick up the super middleweight clash between Sakio Bika and Nikola Sjekloca as a replacement for Banks-Mitchell.

Golden Boy has announced that a new date for the heavyweight clash between Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell is currently …


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More on Banks-Mitchell

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The heavyweight rematch between Detroit, MI’s Johnathon Banks and Brandywine, MD’s Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell slated for Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ has been postponed. Banks suffered a thumb injury in sparring. Boxing writer Lem Satterfield first broke the story. Mitchell was looking to avenge his second-round knockout loss to Banks on November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in what was the co-feature. The HBO-televised card will continue with the main event continuing to be Adrian Broner’s WBC lightweight title bout against Gavin Rees. Another contest on the card will move up to the co-feature slot. Mitchell’s manager, Sharif Salim told Fightnews that they are still trying to stay on the card against another high-profile opponent. “We’ve had a great camp and we don’t want all the work Seth has done to go for naught,” Salim said. “Seth is in great shape and we are still looking at possible challenges for February 16.”

By Gary “Digital” Williams The heavyweight rematch between Detroit, MI’s Johnathon Banks and Brandywine, MD’s Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell slated for …


UFC

UFC on FOX Henderson vs Melendez On-Sale

UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the Octagon® back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (more…)

UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to …


Boxing News

Botha in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Frans “White Buffalo” Botha (48-8-3, 29 KOs) will clash with Rugby League football star Sonny Bill Williams (5-0, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, Australia on Friday. The 44-year-old South African Botha is coming off losses to Francesco Pianeta, Carlos Takam and Michael Grant. He has mixed it with world champions Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko. Australia’s Bob Mirovic lost to Botha in 2007. Williams is coming off a KO win over Clarence Tillman of the USA in 2012.

In main support WBA #7 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher (13-1, 7 KOs) will be in action against Kiatchai Singwancha (32-8, 21 KOs) over eight. Fletcher is chasing former WBA 168-pound champion Anthony Mundine but has been challenged by fellow Queenslander Omar Shaick. Also WBO #10 Alex Leapai (26-4-3, 21 KOs) will punch it out with Tennessee 6’4 heavyweight Matt Hicks (13-8, 12 KOs) over eight. Rugby League star Quade Cooper will make his debut against Billy Dunnett in a cruiserweight four rounder. Promoter Khoder Nasser Televised on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View. Ticketek $50-$250.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Frans “White Buffalo” Botha (48-8-3, 29 KOs) will clash …


Boxing News

Juanma will return to the ring in April

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KO’s), who made his first start in nearly 11 months on February 2, most likely will be in his second comeback fight in April before a ‘super fight’ between July and September according to Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. Rivera also stated that he is already working on the next fights for WBO jr lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez, McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo and Jose ‘Chelo’ González.

“Probably they’ll all fight in April on various cards,” said Rivera. “As for Juanma, it could next be a tune-up fight. We have analyzed the situation. If there’s no worthwhile world title fight now, we won’t let him sit idle. I have the opportunity to make a really big fight with him between July and September. And up until I will not let him sit idle.”

Last Saturday Lopez scored a ninth round TKO over Brazilian Aldimar Santos Silva, sending him to the canvas three times.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former two-division world Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KO’s), who made his first start …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Bradley-Provodnikov

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM for the March 16 clash between undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. and #2-rated contender Ruslan Provodnikov at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777.

Pictured: Bradley arrives in Los Angeles for the big press conference to announce his HBO-televised fight.

Timothy Bradley: “I am so happy and inspired to be fighting in the Los Angeles area in front of my home state fans. There is nothing more exhilarating than defending your title for the first time. March 16 will be the first step in doing what I did as the junior welterweight champion, cleaning house.”

Ruslan Provodnikov: “I want to thank my team and HBO for making this fight happen and giving me this long awaited opportunity. I promise that once everyone sees this fight no one will regret making it happen because once we are both in the ring I will fight until the end and the more Bradley will want to fight me the more exciting this fight will be for everyone!” (more…)

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM for the March 16 clash between undefeated WBO welterweight …


Boxing News

Banks-Mitchell latest fight to fall through

The devastating run of February fight cancellations continues with Johnathon Banks reportedly pulling out of his February 16 rematch with Seth Mitchell due to a broken thumb suffered in sparring. The bout was to be the HBO co-feature for WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s defense against Gavin Rees.

So far this month, we have already lost the entire card featuring WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia vs Zab Judah on February 9th, plus IBF champion Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook on February 23 (both to be televised on Showtime) and now Banks-Mitchell. All three cards are promoted by Golden Boy.

The devastating run of February fight cancellations continues with Johnathon Banks reportedly pulling out of his February 16 rematch with …


Boxing News

Canadian collision course

By Dave Spencer

Undefeated Canadian rivals Baha Laham (10-0-1) and Tyler Asselstine (12-0) take centre stage this Friday as the co-feature for the GYM promoted Fast and Furious card at the Bell Centre in Montreal and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Asselstine was originally to have met Joel Diaz who pulled out with an injury late last week. Enter Laham who was in preparation for a fight on February 16, the same card actually that Asselstine was originally supposed to be featured on. FightNews had the opportunity to talk to both fighters in advance of this all important match-up. FightNews had the opportunity to talk to both fighters in advance of this all important match-up. Read to find out what each one had to say

By Dave Spencer Undefeated Canadian rivals Baha Laham (10-0-1) and Tyler Asselstine (12-0) take centre stage this Friday as the …


Boxing News

DKP wins Jones vs. Lebedev purse bid

Don King Productions will promote the fight between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and champion in recess Guillermo Jones. King himself attended the purse bid proceeding at WBA Headquarters in Panama and won the right to promote the fight with a bid of $712,000. John Wirt, representing Hrunov Promotions, bid $357,000. King said the potential sites are Panama, Miami and Nigeria, all in April. The auction was supervised by WBA VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza jr. and Miguel Prado, WBA Ratings Committee Chairman.

Don King Productions will promote the fight between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and champion in recess Guillermo Jones. King …


Boxing News

Wilson-Alekseev set for Feb 22 collision

On February 22, cruiserweight contender Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will meet Alexander Alekseev in a IBF cruiserweight elimination fight in Galati, Romania. The winner of Wilson-Alekseev will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF cruiserweight title, currently held by Yoan Pablo Hernandez, of Germany. Wilson (13-5-1, 7 K0s) is ranked #3 by the IBF, Alekseev (23-2-1, 20 K0s) is #4. Wilson is the USBA cruiserweight champion, Alekseev, a southpaw, is the European cruiserweight champion. The card is being promoted by EC Boxpromotion. It will be televised by Eurosport.

On February 22, cruiserweight contender Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will meet Alexander Alekseev in a IBF cruiserweight elimination fight …


Boxing News

Verdejo, Gonzalez headline March 23

Hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will back to the ring on March 23 in Puerto Rico in a new edition of Solo Boxeo Tecate show to be broadcast on UniMas (formerly Telefutura) along with world contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank. “After his TKO victory last Saturday, Top Rank wants to keep Verdejo busy and put him on the March 23 show on the great series Solo Boxeo Tecate debut this year in Puerto Rico. But we have another unbeaten and now world contender Bomba Gonzalez in action, maybe in a rematch against Omar Salado after their fight ended in a ‘no contest’ last Saturday,” PRBBP Vice-President Peter Rivera said. “We are working on the venue for this show, but it will be in the metropolitan area.” (more…)

Hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will back to the ring on March 23 in Puerto Rico in a new edition …


Announcement

Ring 8 Holiday & Awards ceremony is Feb 10th

ring8The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday afternoon (12p to 5p ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Ring 8 “Fighter of the Year” newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “Fighter of the Decade” Joe Calzaghe will be in attendance. (more…)

The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday afternoon (12p to 5p ET) …


UFC

TUF episode three results

The Ultimate Fighter® returned Tuesday night on FX with the third episode of the season – “Embrace the Suffering.” In the second preliminary bout of the series, Uriah Hall, from Queens, N.Y., defeated St Louis’ Adam Cella with one of the most shattering knock outs in TUF™ history. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® returned Tuesday night on FX with the third episode of the season – “Embrace the Suffering.” In …


Boxing News

Hearn: We will fight tooth and nail for Brook

Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has responded via Twitter to claims that allegedly injured IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander may fight WBC champ Floyd Mayweather in a unification fight instead of fighting mandatory challenger Brook:

Number 1 we have a signed contract to fight Devon Alexander for the IBF Title. Number 2 If they want Alexander v Mayweather to be a unification they would have to ask for an exemption from the IBF which is very unlikely given we already have signed contracts AND any exemption would have to take place within 90 days of last bout. We questioned the injury and now we await news from Golden Boy which, given the news that they are looking to enter the UK promoting market should be interesting. We will fight tooth and nail for Kelvin Brook and thanks for your support. More news soon..

Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has responded via Twitter to claims that allegedly injured IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander may …


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Mayweather vs. Alexander?

IBF welterweight Devon Alexander pulled out of his scheduled February 23 fight against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Monday, citing a biceps injury. Now it looks like Alexander-Brook is on the backburner as Alexander is now now close to a May 4 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, according to Floyd himself. It was expected that Mayweather would face either Robert Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez, so it’s possible Alexander is being used as a bargaining chip. We’ll see.

IBF welterweight Devon Alexander pulled out of his scheduled February 23 fight against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Monday, citing …


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Sandoval facing tough test

At 21-years-old, Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) is considered one of the strongest young prospects in Mexican boxing, but now he’s facing his biggest test. On Saturday, Sandoval will face southpaw Miguel Callist (27-8-1, 18 KOs), a former world title challenger. The bout will take place at the “Deportivo de los Trabajadores del Metro” in Mexico City. Sandoval has achieved important successes in Mexico, with opponents like Jorge “Pantera” Silva, Michel Rosales, Enrique Colin and Gabriel Martinez, however, Callist has won nine of his last 12 fights since 2005 and faced the likes of Juan Polo Perez, Lakva Sim, Juan Mosquera, Marcos Maidana, Charlie Navarro, Devon Alexander, William Gonzalez and in his most recent fight, in July 2012, he lost by decision to Alberto Mosquera for the Fedelatin title. (more…)

At 21-years-old, Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) is considered one of the strongest young prospects in Mexican boxing, but …










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