Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com Multiple-time champion Zab "Super" Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) returned to the ring with a two ...

>> continued

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

By Nick Giongco Jerwin Ancajas is raring to make the first defense of his IBF super-flyweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico ...

>> continued

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com In the main event at Ballys Atlantic City, junior featherweight Daniel Roman, 22-2-1, 8 KOs, ...

>> continued

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

>> continued

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta "Tank" Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with ...

>> continued


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Latest Boxing News


Boxing News

Q&A: Kina Malpartida

Photo: Sampson Boxing
Photo: Sampson Boxing

By Robert Coster

WBA female super featherweight champion Kina Malpartida is not your usual boxer, nor your usual boxing titleholder. She is college-educated, middle-class, the daughter of a Peruvian father and British mother, holds dual Australian and Peruvian citizenship and, to top it all, never had a single amateur bout before turning pro. Malpartida (15-3, 4 KOs) became Peru’s first boxing world champion in 2009 (TKO10 over Maureen Shea) and has since defended her crown six times. She has become a sports icon in her native Peru and made boxing popular in that Andean nation. The tall, wiry Kira recently retained her title (W10 over Marilyn Hernandez) in Jamaica on the December 8th WBA “KO to drugs” card. Fightnews talked to Kina as she was on her way back to Peru. (more…)

By Robert Coster WBA female super featherweight champion Kina Malpartida is not your usual boxer, nor your usual boxing titleholder. …


Boxing News

Q&A: Frank Espinoza Sr.

teamespinoza300

2012 has been an exciting year for Frank Espinoza Sr. and Frank Espinoza Jr. of Espinoza Boxing. We caught up with Espinoza Sr. and asked him about the year past and his hopes for 2013.

Two of your prospects, Luis Ramos and Carlos Molina recently experienced their first setbacks. How do you deal with that and bring then back from those losses?

The only way to deal with a loss is to make sure you learn from it. It’s not the end of the world. There are great fighters with losses on their records. Fighters can bounce back. Especially if they’re young like Carlos and Luis. They’ll learn and they’ll be back stronger than ever. In Luis’ case, the loss was very controversial since the damage which stopped the fight was due to head butts. He was ahead on the score cards at the time but the fight was stopped instead of going to the judges’ cards like is normally done. We’ll bring up his case in front of the California commission and hopefully we’ll get the decision reversed. In Carlos’ case, he fought a great fighter in Amir Khan and lost. He showed a lot of guts and determination so he’s still considered a solid fighter. He’ll be back, the loss will only help make him a better fighter. (more…)

2012 has been an exciting year for Frank Espinoza Sr. and Frank Espinoza Jr. of Espinoza Boxing. We caught up …



UFC

The Holiday Knockout Marathon Comes to FUEL TV

The Holiday Knockout Marathon Hits FUEL TV Starting Monday: More than 24 hours of UFC action comes to FUEL TV starting Monday morning, running all through Tuesday night! Revisit the first epic clash between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, then relive some of the greatest battles of 2012 including The Korean Zombie vs Dustin Poirier, Franklin vs Le, Henderson vs Diaz and more! Plus the premiere of Countdown to UFC 155 Tuesday night at 11pm ET / 8pm PT! All the action starts Monday at 6am ET / 3am PT only on FUEL TV

71% off UFC 360 – Available only until Dec 24th!: Need a last-minute gift for a UFC fan? We’re running a sale on UFC 360 subscriptions for $14 – that’s 71% off newsstand price. This offer valid until 11:59 ET on December 24. Only valid to US residents.
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

The Holiday Knockout Marathon Hits FUEL TV Starting Monday: More than 24 hours of UFC action comes to FUEL TV starting …


Boxing News

Lozada defeats Cavita

Report and photos: Felipe Leon

Known for his marathon fight cards, Antonio Lozada’s Baja Boxing did not disappoint this past Friday night when it presented, along with Promociones Del Pueblo, a twelve bout night at the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Municipal Gymnasium of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, a small beach town fifteen minutes south of Tijuana. The last card of the 2012 season for the Tijuana/San Diego season, the night featured plenty of fireworks including in the main event which showcased WBF light welterweight champion Antonio “Cañitas” Lozada Jr. (30-1, 26KOs) as he successfully defended his title against Mazatlan, Sinaloa’s David Cavita (7-2-2, 6KOs) with a third round stoppage. The fight card was broadcast in Mexico by Cadena Tres. (more…)

Report and photos: Felipe Leon Known for his marathon fight cards, Antonio Lozada’s Baja Boxing did not disappoint this past …




UFC

Dos Santos’ greatest hits

Unbeaten in nine UFC bouts, Junior dos Santos will defend his UFC heavyweight title against the man he took the belt from, Cain Velasquez, in the main event of UFC 155 on December 29th in Las Vegas. So how did he get here? Read on to find out . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

Unbeaten in nine UFC bouts, Junior dos Santos will defend his UFC heavyweight title against the man he took the …


Boxing News

Adamek-Cunningham Scorecard

adamek-cunningham_scorecard
From John DiSanto

Judge Tom Miller scored the bout 115-113 for Cunningham, while judge Deb Barnes had it 115-112 and judge Dave Greer had it 116-112 for Adamek. It appears Barnes’ card was totaled incorrectly and should have been 115-113.

From John DiSanto Judge Tom Miller scored the bout 115-113 for Cunningham, while judge Deb Barnes had it 115-112 and …


Boxing News

Rubio KOs Rosales; Garcia beats Gutierrez again

WBF super middleweight titleholder Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against challenger Michel “Bravo” Rosales (32-6, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bicentennial Gym in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Rubio dropped Rosales in rounds one and eleven in a good action fight.

Earlier, flyweight Raul “Rayito” Garcia (33-2-1, 21 KOs) scored a bloody third round TKO over Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-9-2, 23 KOs). Garcia is now 3-0-1 against Gutierrez in four fights.

photos

WBF super middleweight titleholder Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO against challenger Michel “Bravo” …


Boxing News

Cotto, Seda stop foes

Photos: Hector Santos / Promociones Miguel Cotto

Unbeaten lightweight Abner “Pin” Cotto (16-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Sergio “El Serenito” Perez (27-14, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Cotto dropped Perez in round one and punished Perez until he finally quit between rounds six and seven. Time was :01 of round seven.

Top bantamweight title contender Cesar Seda Jr. (24-1, 17 KOs) easily demolished faded former world title challenger Lorenzo Trejo (31-26-1, 18 KOs). Seda dropped Trejo three times in round one and got the stoppage after another knockdown in round two.

In a clash of unbeaten featherweights, Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (6-0, 5 KOs) dropped Eric Gotay (3-1, 1 KO) in rounds one and four, but had to go the distance for the first time in his career. Lopez won a four round unanimous decision by a score of 40-34 on all cards.

photos

Photos: Hector Santos / Promociones Miguel Cotto Unbeaten lightweight Abner “Pin” Cotto (16-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO …



Boxing News

Interview: Kathy Duva

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk

Main Events promoter Kathy Duva speaks about tonight’s clash between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham.

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk Main Events promoter Kathy Duva speaks about tonight’s clash between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham.


Boxing News

Interview: Adamek trainer Roger Bloodworth

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk

Trainer Roger Bloodworth, who worked the corner for Tomasz Adamek, speaks about tonight’s clash between Adamek and Steve Cunningham.

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk Trainer Roger Bloodworth, who worked the corner for Tomasz Adamek, speaks about tonight’s clash between Adamek and …


Boxing News

Adamek beats Cunningham by split decision again

Photos: Tri Nguyen / Georgetown Productions

In an important heavyweight clash televised by NBC, Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) won a split decision over Steve “USS” Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs) in a much anticipated rematch on Saturday night before 1,950 at the sold out Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Adamek pressed the action and landed the heavier shots as Cunningham boxed beautifully working behind a consistent jab. Most rounds were close and competitive. Scores were 115-113 Cunningham, 116-112 and 115-113 for Adamek, who will now meet Euro champ Kubrat Pulev in a final eliminator for a shot at world champion Wladimir Klitschko. Adamek also won the first fight by split decision. Ring announcer Michael Buffer initially announced the fight as a draw, later amending it to an Adamek win.

In the heavyweight opener, unbeaten 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Vyacheslav Glazkov (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over “Prizefighter” tournament winner Tor Hamer (19-2, 12 KOs) when Hamer failed to come out for round five. Glazkov outclassed Hamer, progressively breaking down Hamer who quit on his stool.

photos

Photos: Tri Nguyen / Georgetown Productions In an important heavyweight clash televised by NBC, Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) won …


Boxing News

Shindo defeats Gonzalez

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#6/WBA#6 OPBF female flyweight champ Go Shindo (11-2, 8 KOs), 113.5, kept swapping solid punches with much shorter but durable Mexican Gabriela Gonzalez (12-4-1, 4 KOs), 113.25, winning a unanimous decision (78-74 twice and 77-75) over eight competitive rounds on Saturday in Kobe, Japan. Shindo’s non-title bout took place beneath ex-WBC ruler Hozumi Hasegawa’s comeback go before a well-packed crowd. Shindo is gunning for a shot at the WBC belt against Renata Szebeledi of Hungary here this spring after dropping a debatable split decision to Mariana Juarez in a quest for the WBC 112-pound belt in California last July. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi WBC#6/WBA#6 OPBF female flyweight champ Go Shindo (11-2, 8 KOs), 113.5, kept swapping solid punches with much …



Boxing News

de Mori stops Reed in five

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Brett Bonetti

Australian Heavyweight prospect Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (20-1-2, 18 KO’s) did what he had to do in defeating veteran “Dangerous” Damon Reed (46-17, 32 KO’s) via a fifth round TKO at the Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Queensland Australia on Friday night. From the start, de Mori came out using his jab and try to work the body, while Reed was content to keep moving around the ring and keep his distance from the power of de Mori. Reed continued to keep his distance and move around in Rounds two and three as de Mori seemed to get frustrated, but was still able to land a few body shots. de Mori had Reed hurt and off balance with a good left hook to the head at the start of round four and landed more body shots that continued to hurt Reed. In round five, the body shots started to take its toll on Reed as he took a knee. de Mori followed up soon after the 8 count, trapped Reed in the corner and sent him down to the canvas where referee Phil Austin called a stop to the fight. Time was 2:31. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Photos: Brett Bonetti Australian Heavyweight prospect Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (20-1-2, 18 KO’s) did what he …


Boxing News

Molina Wins Toledo Slugfest

Report and photos by Bob Ryder

Masedonia “Nune” Molina prevailed in a thrilling brawl Friday night at downtown Toledo’s Grand Plaza Hotel by stopping Monroe, Michigan’s Wade Tolle, Jr. Both middleweights came in undefeated at 5-0 and with vocal cheering sections although the local Molina had the majority of the nearly sold out house clearly behind him. It was all out punching right from the first bell as Tolle charged out and nailed and rocked Molina. Staggered but still alert, Nune fired back as both men engaged in the first of many punch for punch exchanges. With the crowd on their feet as they would be for the remainder of the fight, Molina came on and hurt Wade along the ropes as a wild opening round came to a close. Nune went back to his corner cut over his right eye but it was Tolle who appeared to need the between rounds rest more. The second round began right where the first left off as they went back to work with Tolle getting the better of the early action. Mid way through however, Molina started to land his overhand right with power, clearly rocking Tolle. As they banged away near the end of the round, Nune landed a huge counter right hand that sent Tolle to the canvas hard. Visibly hurt and dazed Wade somehow managed to stagger to his feet before the ten count. Referee Frank Garza wisely waved it off at 2:59 of the round bringing to a close one of the most exciting fights in these parts in years. A ferocious six minutes of all out war. With the frenzied crowd chanting “Nune!, Nune!, Nune!” Molina dropped to his knees in exhaustion and thanks after recording his sixth KO in as many fights. (more…)

Report and photos by Bob Ryder Masedonia “Nune” Molina prevailed in a thrilling brawl Friday night at downtown Toledo’s Grand …


Boxing News

Pendarvis stops Clark in five

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing returned to Hollywood Friday night as the Art of Boxing in association with Bash Boxing presented “Season’s Beatings,” its final card of 2012 at the Florentine Gardens. In the main event, local favorite and IBF/USBA junior welterweight champion Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (16-3-2, 6 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (43-8-1, 18 KOs). Mookie was relaxed jabbing away as Clark stalked in the opening round. Referee Wayne Hedgepath warned both fighters for hitting behind the head in round two, as the southpaw Pendarvis continued to box well sneaking in the straight left.

In round three Clark landed a low blow and received a warning, however Pendarvis landed straight left that sent Clark to the canvas. Clark quickly got up and appeared to complain about a thumb to the eye. Pendarvis’ straight left soon found its mark again sending Clark back to the canvas. Clark survived round three and continued to fight on in round four as Mookie continued to connect with the left. Pendarvis began to exchange with the tiring Clark in round five and Mookie began digging to the body with flurries late in the round prompting Clark to not come out for round six. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Boxing returned to Hollywood Friday night as the Art of Boxing in association …


Boxing News

Dimitrenko defeats Kurtagic

By Skoda Stanislav

It wasn’t easy, but 6’7 heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (33-2, 21 KOs) was victorious against Samir Kurtagic (11-5, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportcentrum Sluneta in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Dimitrenko overcame an eighth round knockdown and also had a point deduction to win an eight round unanimous decision.

In the main event, 24-year-old lightweight prospect Martin Parlagi (8-0, 4 KOs) from the Slovakian Republic (training in Prague) won a ten round unanimous decision over Czech Michal Dufek (9-3-1, 6 KOs) in a clash for the vacant Czech International title. (more…)

By Skoda Stanislav It wasn’t easy, but 6’7 heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (33-2, 21 KOs) was victorious against Samir Kurtagic (11-5, …



Boxing News

Chicago Card Cancelled

By Johnny B’

A proposed card, originally scheduled for tonight at the Congress Theatre in Chicago IL was cancelled earlier in the week due to multiple problems. Promoter Cynthia Tolaymat had several issues ranging from the venue not passing inspection to final agreements on boxer’s contracts. The show proposed a title bout for the vacant USBA middleweight belt between Osumana Adama and Derrick Findley. Other boxers that may have been looking forward to staying busy on the card were undefeated super middleweight Mike Gavronski, veteran welterweight Vivian Harris and local cruiserweight prospect Anthony Junior Wright. Wright sports a perfect record of 5-0 with 5 KOs and is looking to add to his totals as soon as possible.

By Johnny B’ A proposed card, originally scheduled for tonight at the Congress Theatre in Chicago IL was cancelled earlier …


Boxing News

Hasegawa, Tunacao victorious

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBC bantam and feather champ Hozumi Hasegawa (31-4, 13 KOs), 123.25, won a unanimous decision (97-95, 98-94 and 98-93) over Mexican Arturo Santos (12-3, 4 KOs), 122.25, over ten rounds on Saturday in Kobe, Japan.

Also, WBC #1 bantam Malcolm Tunacao (32-2-3, 19 KOs), a Filipino veteran southpaw at 117.5, scored a fine TKO over #3 Christian Esquivel (25-4, 18 KOs), 122.25, at 2:10 of the seventh rounds in a supporting twelve-round WBC eliminator to decide the next official challenger.

Promoter: Shinsei Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Ex-WBC bantam and feather champ Hozumi Hasegawa (31-4, 13 KOs), 123.25, won a unanimous decision (97-95, 98-94 …


Boxing News

Japan Update

fuentes-nasu_boxingbeat300

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

The world traditionally stops working to prepare to celebrate Christmas holidays, but this country of hard-workers has watched title bouts almost every day this week. It may be said boxing is declining, but it is still popular among hardcore fight fans that can pack at least some 2,000 capacity of the Korakuen Hall, a majority of our shows are regularly held in Tokyo.

On Monday, WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (11-0-1, 3 KOs), a southpaw speedster, made her ninth defense as she defeated compatriot Saemi Hanagata (7-3-1, 3 KOs), 101.5, by a unanimous decision (98-92 and 96-94 twice) over ten heats at the Hall. Koseki continually utilized her sharp southpaw lefts to the onrushing challenger, steadily piling up points despite Hanagata’s retaliations.

On Tuesday, WBA#2/WBC#3 Filipino Rocky Fuentes (32-6-2, 19 KOs), 112, scored his sixth defense of his OPBF flyweight belt when he pounded out a unanimous nod (116-112, 115-113 and 117-111) over Japanese challenger Yuki Nasu (23-7, 16 KOs), 112, over twelve hard-fought rounds at the Hall. The hard-hitting Nasu, who had once lost to Fuentes, attempted to avenge his defeat, but the champ was much more aggressive in later rounds as he impressively accelerated his attack down the stretch. It was a good fight, both swapping punches toe-to-toe in the center of the squared circle. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Boxing Beat The world traditionally stops working to prepare to celebrate Christmas holidays, but this country …


Boxing News

Guerrero helps at food drive

guerrerofooddrive300

On Friday, WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero helped out at the Cathedral of Faith Church’s annual Celebration of Love food drive by giving food to those who are less fortunate. Over 1000 families were given a food cart to take home for their Christmas dinner.

“The Cathedral of Faith is a wonderful church and I’m happy to be part of their annual food drive,” said Guerrero, who may next be facing Floyd Mayweather on May 4th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “It brings me great pleasure to see all the families with smiles on their faces when we took the food cart to their cars. Right now a lot of people are struggling financially so what better way to bring them joy during Christmas time. It’s all about giving back to the community.” More photos…

On Friday, WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero helped out at the Cathedral of Faith Church’s annual Celebration …


Boxing News

Adamek-Cunningham ready for NBC

By Graham Houston
Photo: Rich Graessle

If the rematch between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham is as good as the original, Saturday’s return of boxing to the NBC network will be a rousing success. In the first fight, in the cruiserweight division four years ago, Adamek scored three knockdowns to take a hard-earned win by split decision. Now they meet as heavyweights in a scheduled 12-rounder. Last time Cunningham was favourite, this time Adamek is favoured at about -350.

Cunningham amazingly finished their first fight looking the stronger man, with Adamek appearing to be almost exhausted in the last round. Cunningham swept the last round on all three judges’ cards but he had lost too many points in the earlier rounds. In two of the knockdown rounds, Cunningham got caught right at the end of rounds, — the second and fourth — and these were rounds that Cunningham would likely have won if he hadn’t got dropped. In the fourth, in particular, Cunningham had dominated the round until the flooring.

Adamek will come into the rematch as the bigger, stronger fighter, weighing 223 pounds to Cunningham’s 203.5 pounds — a surprisingly light weight for Cunningham seeing that he weighed 207 pounds for his heavyweight debut three months ago. (more…)

By Graham Houston Photo: Rich Graessle If the rematch between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham is as good as the …


UFC

Clay Guida eager for a fresh start

Despite his current status as one of the UFC’s most popular fighters, Clay Guida is old school. Old school in the sense that he’s been plugging away in this sport since before there were action figures, trading cards, and network television deals. So when the longtime lightweight contender filmed a commercial and had his face plastered on billboards for one of his sponsors, SafeAuto Insurance, it hit home just how far he had come in a little under a decade . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

Despite his current status as one of the UFC’s most popular fighters, Clay Guida is old school. Old school in …


Boxing News

Nazim Richardson on Adamek-Cunningham

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk

Nazim Richardson, trainer of Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham, gives Fightnews.com readers the Cunningham game plan for today’s Adamek-Cunningham fight.

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk Nazim Richardson, trainer of Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham, gives Fightnews.com readers the Cunningham game plan for today’s Adamek-Cunningham …


Boxing News

BJ Flores on Adamek-Cunningham

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk

NBC network commentator BJ Flores handicaps today’s Adamek-Cunningham fight.

Interview: Przemek Garczarczyk NBC network commentator BJ Flores handicaps today’s Adamek-Cunningham fight.


Boxing News

Weights from Morelia, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marco Antonio Rubio 160 vs Michel Rosales 160
(WBF super middleweight world title)
Raul Garcia 112 vs Samuel Gutierrez 112
Marco Reyes 159.50 vs Julio Cesar Garcia 160 .
Rey Vargas 121.70 vs Marcos Cardenas 121.70
Daniel Echeverria 134.65 vs Jose Lopez 134.65
Venue: Auditorio Bicentenario
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa and TDN ( U.S: South )
More photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Marco Antonio Rubio 160 vs Michel Rosales 160 (WBF super middleweight world title) Raul Garcia 112 …


Boxing News

Adamek 20lbs heavier than Cunningham

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KOs) was exactly 223 pounds and his rival Steve Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs) was 203 pounds during today’s weigh in at Sand Casino Resorts. They’ll square off in Bethlehem,PA, this Saturday on NBC. Both fighters will face each other in the highly anticipated rematch of their 2008 classic Fight of the Year candidate when Adamek needed three knockdowns to earn a split decision and take IBF cruiserweight belt from the Philadelphia fighter.

Other weights:
Tor Hamer 221 vs. Vyacheslav Glasov 221.5
David Williams 212.5 vs. William Miranda 242
Naim Nelson 132.5 vs. Osnel Charles 134.5
Jerome Rodriguez 139 vs. Edwardo Stith 139
Julio Angel DeJesus 144 vs. Korey Sloane 141.5

Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC (4PM ET/1PM PT)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KOs) was exactly 223 pounds and his rival Steve Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs) …


Boxing News

Charr obliterates Airich

Former heavyweight title challenger Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (22-1, 12 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate Konstantin “Sandman” Airich (24-9-2, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Charr bum-rushed Airich and got him out of there with a left hook to the body to claim the vacant WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight titles. Airich didn’t come close to beating the count of referee Daniel Van de Wiele.

It was Charr’s first fight since his world title loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in September.

39-year-old former Mike Tyson conqueror Danny Williams (44-15, 33 KOs) lost an eight round unanimous decision to German journeyman Werner Kreiskott (13-19-1, 8 KOs).

Former heavyweight title challenger Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (22-1, 12 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate Konstantin “Sandman” Airich …


Boxing News

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Abner Cotto 133 vs. Sergio Pérez 133
Cesar Seda Jr. 122 vs. Lorenzo Trejo 122
Juan Herrera 118 vs. Miguel R. Tapia 117
Carlos Cotto 242 vs. Elier Jiménez 220
O’Nell Negrón 128 vs. Juan G.Cruz 128
Samuel Figueroa 147 vs. Omar Serrano 148.4
Tracy Rollins 153 vs. Daniel Rodríguez 153
Kevin Nieves 139 vs. Michael Carrera 141
Jonathan Kuilan 118 vs. José Torres 120
José Santiago 194 vs. Oscar Adorno 193
José López 125 vs. Eric Gotay 124
Aexxis Pagán 127 vs. Luis M.Ortíz 126

Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum, Caguas PR
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions,H2 Entertainment & Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Univision Deportes Network

photos

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions Abner Cotto 133 vs. Sergio Pérez 133 Cesar Seda Jr. 122 vs. Lorenzo Trejo 122 Juan …


Boxing News

Andy Lee resuming career in Ireland

Middleweight contender Andy Lee will face Anthony Fitzgerald on an emotional return to Ireland at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on February 9. Lee returned to the UK from America to train with Adam Booth following the death of Emanuel Steward in October and the Fitzgerald bout will be Lee’s first fight this side of the Atlantic since 2010.

The 28 year old suffered a seventh-round stoppage when he challenged Julio Cesar Chavez Jr for the WBC middleweight title in June and that defeat prompted Lee to consider his options. “It is a new start for me over here,” he explained. “I was in America for a long time. I fought for a World title but it didn’t work out so I felt I needed a fresh start and for me to come back here and train with Adam has been a fresh start. If I had stayed over there I would have stayed in the same place physically, and metaphorically in my career as well. When you fight for world titles and don’t succeed you have to ask yourself why you didn’t succeed and you have to evaluate things. I felt like I had gone as far as I could in Detroit and the only way forward was to change things. (more…)

Middleweight contender Andy Lee will face Anthony Fitzgerald on an emotional return to Ireland at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on February …


Boxing News

Adamek, Glasov are clear betting favorites

Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek has been installed by bet365.com as a -350 favorite to defeat Steve Cunningham again in their rematch on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Cunningham backers can get +250. In the co-feature, heavyweight Vyacheslav Glasov is a -333 pick to defeat Tor Hamer, who is at +240. Both bouts will be televised live on NBC at 4PM ET/1PM PT.

Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek has been installed by bet365.com as a -350 favorite to defeat Steve Cunningham again in their rematch …


UFC

Frank Mir looks at UFC 155

It has been a difficult year for the UFC, as some of the organization’s biggest matchups have fallen victim to the injury bug. That being said, the sport’s most prominent promotion is looking to end the year with a bang, as one of the most anticipated rematches in recent years will go down at UFC 155 when champion Junior dos Santos looks to defend the title he took from Cain Velasquez . . . Click here for more by Duane Finley on UFC.com
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

It has been a difficult year for the UFC, as some of the organization’s biggest matchups have fallen victim to …


Boxing News

Casimero-Rios to purse bid?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has confirmed to Fightnews.com that there is a strong possibility that the world championship light flyweight clash between the Filipino world champion John Riel Casimero (17-2, 10 KOs) and the Panamanian challenger Luis “Pan Blanco” Rios will end up going to a purse bid on January 2. Rios (18-1-1, 13 KOs) won the right to fight for the title by knocking out Felipe Salguero in an elimination bout held on October 25 at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has confirmed to Fightnews.com that there is a strong possibility that the world championship …


Boxing News

Hernandez to defend vs. Fields

An cruiserweight world title clash between IBF champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) and Oklahoman Eric Fields (21-1, 15 KOs) has been added to the February 2 card at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. The previously announced main event is the all-German European light heavyweight title collision between Eduard Gutknecht and former world champion Jürgen Brähmer.

An cruiserweight world title clash between IBF champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) and Oklahoman Eric Fields (21-1, 15 …


Boxing News

Weights from Hollywood, California

Cleotis Pendarvis 139.2 vs. Michael Clark 139.8
(USBA light welterweight championship)

Marat Kulumbegov 168.6 vs. Billy Bailey 168.8
Alexander Filichkin 146.4 vs. Jesus Vallejo 146.6
Louis Rose 159.8 vs. Tony Hirsch 159.8
Dinmukhamed Niyazov 139.2 vs. Ralph Prescott 138.2
David Clark 122.2 vs. Daniel Modad 122.2
Charles Martin 229.2 vs. Terrence Perro 210.4
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 193.2 vs. Michael Glenn 186.0
Jonathan Hamm 247 vs. Ray Lopez 231.6
Jaime Ocegueda 143.4 vs. Arthur Brambila 145
Erik Ruiz 125.4 vs. Dewayne Wisdom 128.8

Venue: Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Inc. and Pitbull Boxing Promotions

Cleotis Pendarvis 139.2 vs. Michael Clark 139.8 (USBA light welterweight championship) Marat Kulumbegov 168.6 vs. Billy Bailey 168.8 Alexander Filichkin …


Boxing News

Weights from San Antonio

Joseph Rios 114.5 vs. Juan Leija 113
Kendo Castaneda 130 vs. Denziel Baker 130
Javier Rodriguez 121 vs. Mario Delgado 124.5
Joseph Rodriguez 126 vs. Jorge Flores 123
Steven Hall 140 vs. John Montes 138
Jairo Castaneda 139.5 vs. Miguel Pizarro 136
Benjamin Whitaker 146 vs. Mike Hill 144
Theo Johnson 125.5 vs. Jeremy Longoria 126

Venue: La Villita Assembly Hall, San Antonio, TX,
Promoter: Leija Battah Promotions

Joseph Rios 114.5 vs. Juan Leija 113 Kendo Castaneda 130 vs. Denziel Baker 130 Javier Rodriguez 121 vs. Mario Delgado …










world boxing association

world boxing council



boxing news tips






philly boxing history

All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.