Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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WBC #1 super lightweight Dierry Jean featured tonight on Wealth TV Fight Night

WBC #1 ranked super lightweight Dierry Jean (24-0, 16 KOs) is showcased on tonight’s edition of Wealth TV Fight Night. Jean, who is in line to face WBC champion Danny Garcia, looked spectacular on February 16th against Juan Jesus Rivera in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The fight will re-air tonight at 10PM ET, 7 PM PT on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

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WBC #1 ranked super lightweight Dierry Jean (24-0, 16 KOs) is showcased on tonight’s edition of Wealth TV Fight Night. …


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Weights from Indio, California

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Hugo Centeno Jr 154 vs. KeAndrae Leatherwood 153.4
Braulio Santos 127.4 vs. Kevin Hoskins 126.7
Dominic Breazeale 250.5 vs. Ronny Hale 272.2
Jamie Kavanagh 135.4 vs. Sal Garcia 132.4
Manny Robles 124.5 vs. Juan Sandoval 124.4
Jorge Porras 121.8 vs. Fernando Fuentes 121.4
Gerald Washington vs. Curtis Harper 249.8

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Hugo Centeno Jr 154 vs. KeAndrae Leatherwood 153.4 Braulio Santos 127.4 vs. Kevin Hoskins 126.7 Dominic Breazeale …



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Weights from Atlantic City

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Víctor Cayo 142.5 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 142
Magomed Abdusalamov 226 vs. Víctor Bisbal 245
(WBC USA-NBC Heavyweight Championship)
Thomas LaManna 157 vs. Joshua Snyder 160
Samuel Rogers 153 vs. Ivan Ziglar 154.5
John Jackson 154 vs. Francisco Alexis Pena 153
Scott Burrel 138 vs. Edgardo Torres 136

Venue: Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
Promoter: Sampson Boxing
Television: ESPN2
Tickets: Start at $40 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets

Víctor Cayo 142.5 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 142 Magomed Abdusalamov 226 vs. Víctor Bisbal 245 (WBC USA-NBC Heavyweight Championship) Thomas LaManna …


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Sosa-Solis pre-fight presser

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Former world champions Edgar Sosa and Ulises Solis are both confident of victory when they collide Satirday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples at the U de G in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in a bout that can be seen on UniMas in the United States. Sosa (47-7, 28 KOs) and Solis (35-2-3, 22 KOs) will meet for Sosa’s WBC silver flyweight belt, and the winner will also become mandatory challenger to WBC world champion Toshiyuki Igarashi.

Here’s what they had to say at today’s press conference:

Edgar Sosa: “Archie and I know each other perfectly. There are no secrets and we know what to do in the ring. I’ve had a great preparation and have arrived at m best. I am the champion and know what to do to beat him. The fact that the fight is in Guadalajara doesn’t worry me. The people are knowledgable, the Boxing Commission is serious and when it comes to the fight, he and I will be alone. I have respect for the public and I hope sand to fill, the Guadalajara public always applauds him the winner and I can turn the people to my side.”

Archie Solis: “I am happy to be in Guadalajara, appearing before my people in what is a very important bout because the future of my career depends on the result. A win puts the winner on the verge of a second world title at a different weight, but defeat means a step back. I beat Sosa twice and I can do it again. Sosa has had his chance to be world champion in two divisions (in October 2010 against WBC flyweight champ Wojongkam Pongsaklek) and failed. Now I’m on my chance!” (more…)

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former world champions Edgar Sosa and Ulises Solis are both confident of victory when they collide Satirday …




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Hopkins-Cloud weigh-in information

Fight fans are invited to attend the weigh-in for Saturday night’s world championship card featuring Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight belt at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The weigh-in will take place on Friday at 1PM in the Barclays Center Geico Atrium (620 Atlantic Avenue). Doors open at 12:30PM.

Fight fans are invited to attend the weigh-in for Saturday night’s world championship card featuring Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud …


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Soliman doping update

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Thomas Putz, President of the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB), firmly rejects all accusations from the team of middleweight contender Sam Soliman in respect to Soliman’s positive doping test in his IBF elimination bout against Felix Sturm on February 1st in Germany. “I have read some statements from team Soliman which I cannot leave unanswered”, said Putz. “There have been no ‘irregularities’ at all as claimed by team Soliman. The whole testing was under supervision of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). When I was informed about the positive result, I immediately informed team Soliman and the IBF. Team Soliman already replied that they want the B sample to be opened. Originally they requested that the B sample should be shipped to Australia and opened there but the NADA informed me that according to International Laboratory Standards the B sample has to be checked at the same place where the A sample was checked. However, they are free to witness the opening and the whole procedure to confirm and guarantee that there are no ‘irregularities.’ At the moment we are waiting for team Soliman’s response who will attend the checking of the B sample and when they want this to happen.”

Putz also made clear what happens if the B sample should confirm the finding of prohibited stimulants from the A sample. “I am in close contact to the IBF and we agree that if the result of the A sample is confirmed, Soliman will be suspended and fined and the result of the bout will be changed to a no contest. We need to keep our sport clean.”

By Malte Müller-Michaelis Thomas Putz, President of the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB), firmly rejects all accusations from the team of …


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Hitz to discontinue promoting fights in Illinois

Chicagoland boxing promoter Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will discontinue promoting fights in Illinois until changes are made at the Illinois Boxing Commission. The changes include: clarification of and consistent implementation of rules; a policy that dictates how long the commission has to approve permits/licenses; and adequate staffing that allows for the office to service those who depend on it for licenses and permits.

“On behalf of Hitz Boxing I have decided that our organization will stop promoting fights in Illinois until the boxing commission starts working with promoters in a fair and equitable manner,” said Hitz. “It’s a tough decision, but since October of last year, I have had to cancel two shows, including a March 19 fight at the Belvedere Ballroom in Elk Grove Village, because the state’s boxing commission continues to change rules and regulations in an arbitrary manner. I currently stage my successful ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ in Hammond, Indiana and I am impressed with the professionalism shown by the Indiana Boxing Commission.” (more…)

Chicagoland boxing promoter Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will discontinue promoting fights in Illinois until changes are made …


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Camp of #1 rated Chelo Gonzalez wants title shot

After the unification bout between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, supposed to be held on April 20, the #1 challenger in the WBO, Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, is available for a world title fight against Burns or any classified boxer. Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) Vice-President, said they have begun to work in this world chance for Gonzalez, an unbeaten fighter with a record of 21-0, 17 KOs and the WBO lightweight Latino champion.

“By the fall of the Burns vs Vazquez fight, we want to say that Chelo Gonzalez is available to fight for this title, if is against Burns or against any other of the classified fighters for an interim title bout if Burns is not available. Burns didn’t defend his title since September, 2012, and now, again, won’t fight. Also, there is information of a split between Burns and his promoter, Frank Warren, whose company should present the show”, Rivera said. “We are working in this first opportunity for Chelo Gonzalez and he is ready for next month if it’s possible”.

Gonzalez came off a win by TKO over Mexican Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez on February 2 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, Burns (35-2, 10 KOs), a former 130 pounds WBO champion with two defenses of the WBO lightweight belt, fought for the last time on September 22, 2012, when he knocked out Kevin Mitchell.

After the unification bout between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, supposed to be …



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Dimitrenko’s new coach Tommy Brooks promises KO win this Saturday in Hamburg

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By Malte Müller-Michaelis

This Saturday (March 9th) German heavyweight contender and former European champion Alexander Dimitrenko takes on Croatia’s Ivica Perkovic in Hamburg, Germany. At the final press conference Dimitrenko’s new coach Tommy Brooks advised all fans: “Be there early – cause it won’t last long! I have a history of teaching guys how to knock out their opponents”, said Brooks who used to work with all-time greats such as Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. “Believe me, this fight will not go the distance. We will make it short and sweet.”

After beating Perkovic, Dimitrenko is eyeing a rematch with Kubrat Pulev to whom he lost his European championship in May 2012. “Go and tell Pulev that we want him next”, adds Brooks. “And in six months we want Wladimir Klitschko!”

Dimitrenko vs. Perkovic is headlining a card of eight fights in total at 2,500 seat CU Arena in Hamburg. The co-feature will be a female world super middleweight championship featuring German championesse Nikki Adler. The show will be streamed live online on www.boxen-heute.tv.

By Malte Müller-Michaelis This Saturday (March 9th) German heavyweight contender and former European champion Alexander Dimitrenko takes on Croatia’s Ivica …


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Burns-Vazquez off again?

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has reportedly split from Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren putting in doubt his April 20 unification fight against IBF champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez in London. Burns’ manager Alex Morrison informed reporters that Burns’ next fight will take place in Glasgow and that the partnership with Warren is over. He stated that the Burns camp felt Ricky was stagnating after having two fights called off and he doubts Burns-Vazquez would have gone ahead on April 20 or ever. Warren maintains that these statements are false and has filed a defamation lawsuit against Morrison.

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has reportedly split from Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren putting in doubt his April …


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Cayo, Taylor presser quotes

A media conference was held Wednesday to discuss this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights event at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The main event will pit jr welterweight Victor Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) against Emmanuel Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs), but the co-featured ten-round heavyweight clash between unbeaten Magomed Abdusalamov (16-0, 16 KOs) against Puerto Rican Olympian Victor Bisbal (21-1, 15 KOs) figures to steal the show.

Victor Cayo: This is a great opportunity and I will give everything I have for the people of the Dominican Republic and all the Dominicans coming out to see me fight. I am inviting every Dominican to come watch my fight live and help cheer me onto victory.

Emmanuel Taylor: This is my first main event and I am coming with all the confidence in the world. I’m here to show all of you what a world-class boxer can do.

Magomed Abdusalamov: (In much-improved English) Thank you to ESPN, my promoter and all my training team for this opportunity.

Victor Bisbal: Thank you for this opportunity. I am here to make the most of it. Mago is ready and so am I and I want all my Puerto Rican people to come out and support me.

A media conference was held Wednesday to discuss this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights event at Resorts Casino Hotel in …


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Juan Diaz returns April 13

Baby Bull Sports & Entertainment has announce that on April 13 former world champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (35-4, 17 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since 2010 to face Pipino Cuevas Jr. (16-9, 14 KOs) at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The fight will be on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.

Baby Bull Sports & Entertainment has announce that on April 13 former world champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (35-4, 17 …



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Zaveck pursuing dream in America

Former IBF 147-pound titleholder Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will fight against unbeaten American welterweight prospect Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 KOs) on Saturday in the Barclay Center in Brooklyn for the WBO Inter-Continental Championship. At the press conference, Zaveck appeared unfazed by Thurman declaring “I love putting people to sleep.”

Jan Zaveck stated: “I promise Saturday, it’s going to be one big night. We’re both going to show, it’s not just words. We are set. Saturday is our night. If Thurman is a prospect in our weight, I’ll show him that a prospect needs time and a lot of experience to become a champion. I have a dream and America is the place where this dream will come true. I miss having a world championship belt around my waist. NYC is a place where I feel great, I like to be here, this is my ground. So, I’ll beat this American prospect and this could open the door to a soon world title fight. Overall I fight for my family, my country Slovenia, my SES stable and Promoter Ulf Steinforth.” (more…)

Former IBF 147-pound titleholder Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will fight against unbeaten American welterweight prospect Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 …


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Weights from Moscow

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Matias Gomez 135 vs. Andrey Klimov 134.5
(IBF Inter-continental Lightweight title

Venue: Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: Vladimir Hryunov (Hrunov Promotion)
Television: Russian TV 2

Matias Gomez 135 vs. Andrey Klimov 134.5 (IBF Inter-continental Lightweight title Venue: Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia Promoter: Vladimir Hryunov (Hrunov …


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Braehmer returns April 27

The Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany will once again turn into a huge boxing venue come April 27. European Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer (39-2, 30 KOs) and local hero Jack Culcay (14-0, 10 KOs) are planning to revive the enthusiasm for the sport in northern Germany. Braehmer took the EBU-Title of Eduard Gutknecht on February 2. The former WBO-Champion came out on top after twelve exciting rounds at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. After the successful title challenge the 34-year-old has laid the path for another run at a world championship. (more…)

The Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany will once again turn into a huge boxing venue come April 27. European Light Heavyweight Champion …


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Marroquin media day in Dallas

World-rated featherweight Roberto Marroquin will do his final sparring at his Media Day set for this Saturday, March 9, 3 pm, at the Maple Street Gym, 4020 Maple Ave., Dallas. Fight fans and media are invited to attend. Marroquin, the popular young star from Dallas, is taking on Antonio Escalente of El Paso in the main event on Top Rank’s Red River Rumble boxing event at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Saturday, March 16.

Marroquin has a record of 22-5, 15 KOs. His trainer is Paul Reyes who has been in the corner with Texas world champions. Escalente has a record of 28-5, 19 KOs. Marroquin vs. Escalente is set for 10 rounds in the main event which will be televised live on Solo Boxeo Tecate on the UniMas network. (more…)

World-rated featherweight Roberto Marroquin will do his final sparring at his Media Day set for this Saturday, March 9, 3 …



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Joel Diaz: Freddie Roach lost the love of the sport

Timothy Bradley trainer Joel Diaz ripped into Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach during a conference call this week to promote the March 16th showdown between Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov, who is trained by Roach, as is Manny Pacquiao who lost a controversial decision to Bradley.

When asked about Roach, Diaz stated: “Freddie Roach is not my concern. My concern is the fighter. Freddie Roach was just a name that was created. I think Freddie Roach lost the love of the sport. He created a name and it’s out there but he doesn’t have the compassion for the sport that he had a few years ago. I’ve seen it in the last Marquez fight. I’ve seen it in the fight before, the third fight with Marquez. Freddie Roach is the least of my concern for any fight. I just focus on the fighter. Freddie Roach is always trying to play mind games. Freddie says Tim is going to run – that is just Freddie playing mind games. They don’t know how we are going to fight. He is trying to get under Tim’s skin. At the end of the day Tim is going to be a winner, and that’s what matters.”

When informed of Diaz’ comments, Roach responded, “I could tell him where to go but he doesn’t know me. He doesn’t know what I do every day. He doesn’t see me in the gym working with these fighters. I know he’s just saying it to get under my skin. I have a game plan and the right fighters to carry that game plan through and on the 16th we’ll see who’s the better coach or who’s the better man!”

Timothy Bradley trainer Joel Diaz ripped into Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach during a conference call this week to …


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Klitschko-Pianeta kickoff presser

Photos: Sörli Binder SAP Arena

IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Francesco Pianeta participated yesterday at a press conference at SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany to announce their upcoming fight on May 4.

Pianeta already has some experience in the ring with the champion, having helped Klitschko prepare for his defense against Tony Thompson last year. The WBA #12/WBO #9 contender boldly proclaimed “I am going to bust Wladimir’s ass.”

On the other hand Wlad praised Pianeta saying “I have a huge respect for a man who has defeated cancer. Cancer is harder than any world champion.” (more…)

Photos: Sörli Binder SAP Arena IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Francesco Pianeta participated yesterday at a press …


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Confirmed: Rodriguez-Takayama for IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican IBF minimumweight world champion Mario “Dragon” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) will make his first defense against Japanese former world champion Katsunari Takayama (24-6, 10 KOs) on March 30 at the Baseball Stadium in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. That same night, former world champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia (33-2-1, 21 KOs) and Pedro “Pedrín” Guevara (18-1-1, 13 KOs) will meet for the WBC silver light flyweight title. The event will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo, Erik Morales’ Box Latino and Branco Sports. Televisa will broadcast in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican IBF minimumweight world champion Mario “Dragon” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) will make his first defense …


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Dulorme vs Hernandez in Carolina, PR

On Saturday, April 6, at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican super prospect Thomas Dulorme (17-1, 13 KO’s) will be back in his hometown of Carolina, where he will be facing off against Colombian Ivan Hernandez (29 -3, 23 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds at the 140 pounds weight limit. Since losing his unbeaten record against Luis Abregu in October 2012, Dulorme decided to go down to 140 pounds where the super prospect has shown great strength. On February 21, Dulorme defeated Eddie Brooks, who edged Dulorme for 5 pounds on the official weigh ceremony (143 Dulorme, 148 Brooks), by first-round knockout. Currently at 140 pounds, Dulorme is ranked # 8 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). Dulorme is a member of “Team Puerto Rico Boxing”, a prominent boxing promotional group featuring Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions.

On Saturday, April 6, at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican super prospect Thomas Dulorme (17-1, …


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A battle of rappers? Miami rapper Flo Rida says he’s accepted a challenge to take on rapper-turn-boxing-promoter 50 cent. More

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The Detroit News paints an ugly picture of Floyd Mayweather allegedly bullying the wife/manager of Cornelius Bundrage during Bundrage’s fight with Ishe Smith in Detroit. More

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De La Rosa-Sabillo Final Presser

Photo: mpsportsimages

The final presser was held today in Cerete, Colombia for the highly anticipated WBO Mini-Flyweight interim title between #1 contender Luis “El Chino” De La Rosa (21-1-1, 12 KOs) of Arboletes, Colombia and #2 contender Merlito “The Tiger” Sabillo (20-0, 10 KOs) to be held this Friday at the Mario de Leon Coliseum in the city of Cerete (10 miles away of the Department’s Capital of Monteria)

Both fighters declared themselves to be fit and ready, “The title will stay here in Colombia, I have learned my lesson my first world title fight and this time I won’t leave it in the judges hands, said a confident De La Rosa. On the other hand Sabillo said: “I have travel a long way to win this title and will bring it back to the Philippines, I will dedicate my victory to our super hero Manny Paquiao”.

“This is a dream fight for any promoter, when you have two boxers who are hungry for a belt and have similar aggressive styles, it will be an all out war,” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. (more…)

Photo: mpsportsimages The final presser was held today in Cerete, Colombia for the highly anticipated WBO Mini-Flyweight interim title between …


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Cloud, Hopkins ready for Saturday

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions and Don King held a final press conference on Wednesday afternoon to promote Saturday night’s fight between IBF light-heavyweight title-holder Tavoris Cloud and former two-division champion Bernard Hopkins. The card, set to be televised live on HBO, will be the second boxing event to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York since the venue opened last September.

In front of a relatively small group of media at the arena, the promoters held court to make a final push for the card. Some highlights:

· Hopkins didn’t speak. Not even a little. The 48-year-old fighter has been known to fill quite a few fight reporters’ notebooks and he’s killed a few batteries in their tape recorders. But on Wednesday, Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KO’s) remained mum. He sat on the podium for the duration of the press conference in a hooded sweatshirt, sporting dark shades and his trademark executioner mask. But when his turn to speak came, he elected to walk off the podium instead, leaving his trainer Nazim Richardson to vouch for the team. “On Saturday, you will see the return of the Executioner,” Richardson vowed. “Bernard Hopkins has left the building but the Executioner is still here,” he said. During his time at the microphone, Richardson also complained that Hopkins’ style of fighting has been underrated, stating that “they actually judge his fights a different way. Boxing is an art. If you want fighting, there’s a whole other sport out there.” Richardson said Hopkins didn’t want him to mention this concern to the media but Hopkins never rebutted his trainer because he never uttered a word. (more…)

By Matt Richardson Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Golden Boy Promotions and Don King held a final press conference …


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Bernard Hopkins Comments

Photos: Ed Mulholland

While Bernard Hopkins didn’t speak at today’s Barclays Center press conference in Brooklyn, we do have some choice quotes from “The Executioner” from Tuesday’s workout.

Bernard Hopkins: “Tavoris Cloud might actually be hungrier than me. How often do you hear a fighter say that his opponent is hungrier than he is? I don’t need hunger. I’m motivated by my desire to prove that I’m different and that I can still silence the critics.

“You will have reason to be surprised on March 9. You’re not going to see a new Bernard Hopkins. I’m too old for that crap. I think what you will see is something different that I know I’m capable of doing. There is always a chance you will see something new in a fight. Especially in boxing. I’m going to avoid Cloud’s strengths and expose his weaknesses.” Click here for more, plus workout photos…

Photos: Ed Mulholland While Bernard Hopkins didn’t speak at today’s Barclays Center press conference in Brooklyn, we do have some …


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Camacho Jr. vs. JL Castillo on May 2nd

Puerto Rico’s own Hector Camacho Jr. (54-5, 29 KOs) takes on the Mexican Legend Jose Luis Castillo (65-12-55 KOs) in a crossroads battle on May 2nd. Promoter Zef Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment informed FightNews that the potential location is El Paso, Texas during the Cinco De Mayo weekend. Ramirez confirmed that both fighters have signed their respective contract. More to come…

Puerto Rico’s own Hector Camacho Jr. (54-5, 29 KOs) takes on the Mexican Legend Jose Luis Castillo (65-12-55 KOs) in …


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Weights From Detroit

Weights and photos by Bob Ryder

Lanardo Tyner, 151 vs Gabe Morris, 147.8
Tony Harrison, 156.4 vs Thomas Amaro, 153 (Harrison 2.4 pounds over contract, will re weigh)
Darryl Cunningham, 158.6 vs Ruben Galvan, 158.6
Dwayne Williams, 173.6 vs Drew Morias, 174.6
Mara Marquez, 139.6 vs Tiana Barber, 135.4
Ali Mansour, 252.4 vs Dione Craig, 248
Alejandro Hernandez, 153.4 vs Anthony Kelly, 153.4
James Smith, 129.8 vs Mateo Soto, 132

Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Tickets: ticketmaster.com, soundboarddetroit.com, Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel Box Office
First Bell: 7:30 PM

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Weights and photos by Bob Ryder Lanardo Tyner, 151 vs Gabe Morris, 147.8 Tony Harrison, 156.4 vs Thomas Amaro, 153 …


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Juanma to fight in April in the US

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The next fight of the former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KOs) will be held in late April in the U.S. and if all goes well his following fight could be between August and September, possibly against Nonito Donaire, announced Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. “We want to fight in late April in a ten-rounder in America at 128 to prepare for a big fight in August or September with a fighter of renown. Donaire sounds good at 126 but he (Juanma) has to check his body to see if it’s possible to do it if there’s a good purse. He said he’ll fight at 130 but if you get a good deal at 126, all of us should sacrifice and work.”

“Donaire has to win (against Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13) and has said that after he wants to go to 126. There is no doubt a bout with Donaire would be huge and do economically well. The weight would split the difference. The two have said repeatedly that they would like to fight and is rather hard because Donaire is one of the three best fighters pound-for-pound. That;s wy we want to stay active. He’s preparing for that date in April to set himself up to get back where he was.”

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press The next fight of the former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 …


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Chilemba heads into enemy territory

On March 30, top-rated light heavyweight contender Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (20-1-1, 9KO’s) will look to wrestle away the WBC silver light heavyweight title from defending champion Tony Bellew (19-1, 12KO’s) when the two meet in the main event on Matchroom Sport’s promoted card taking place at the Echo Arena in Bellew’s home city of Liverpool. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and is promoted by Matchroom Sport, in association with DiBella Entertainment. WealthTV and WealthTV.com.

“I have been waiting for an opportunity like this for a very long time,” said the WBC #4, IBF #9, WBO #13 and WBA #14-rated Chilemba. “Bellew is a very worthwhile opponent and I am not underestimating him on any level, but my team and I are extremely confident going into this fight. I know that fighting on foreign soil is never easy, but whether it is by KO or on points, I only see this fight ending in one way, and that is with my hand being raised as the clear-cut winner.” (more…)

On March 30, top-rated light heavyweight contender Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (20-1-1, 9KO’s) will look to wrestle away the WBC …


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Mayweather-Guerrero: Let the trash talk begin

Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero faced off in front of a green screen during a promotional shoot for their May 4 showdown in Las Vegas. (more…)

Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero faced off in front of a green screen during a promotional shoot for their May …


Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola rescheduled for April 27

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Montreal’s Eye Of The Tiger Management, manager of heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne, has announced that Stiverne’s WBC elimination showdown with Chris Arreola is back on for April 27 at a site to be announced. Arreola pulled out of their March 9 citing bronchitis.

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Montreal’s Eye Of The Tiger Management, manager of heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne, has announced …


Boxing News

Andre Ward’s First Day at the Boxing Gym

Andre Ward returns to his boxing gym for the first time since successful shoulder surgery. The Super Middleweight World Champion stepped back into the ring on February 28 following January 4 surgery on his injured right shoulder. His recovery is going fantastic and doctors cleared him to return to the boxing gym for shadowboxing and cardio work.

Andre Ward returns to his boxing gym for the first time since successful shoulder surgery. The Super Middleweight World Champion …


Boxing News

Action hots up for SA champions

By Ron Jackson

Several SA champions and former champions will be on show in tournaments to be held at Fort Hare, East London, Emperors Palace and Carnival City.

SA super-middleweight champion Balimo Weliya returns to action for the first time since October 9 2011 when he makes the first defence of his title against Charles Oosthuizen at Fort Hare on March 16. Oosthuizen is ranked #4 by Boxing SA. On the same card Nkululeko Mhlongo, who won the national junior middleweight title on August 6 2011, makes his first defence when he faces fourth-ranked Yanga Petani. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Several SA champions and former champions will be on show in tournaments to be held at Fort …


Boxing News

Salgado-Mendez IBF officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Wayne Hedgepeth will be the third man in the ring when Mexican IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) defends in a rematch against Dominican challenger Argenis Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hangar, Costa Mesa, California. Hedgepeth also refereed their first fight in 2011. The three judges and fight supervisor are also all are from the US: Marty Denkins, Gwen Adair and Fernando Villarreal. The fight supervisor is Aaron Kizer.

By Gabriel F. Cordero American referee Wayne Hedgepeth will be the third man in the ring when Mexican IBF super …


UFC

TUF Episode 7 results

The Ultimate Fighter® returned to FX on Tuesday night with the seventh episode of the season – “His Fist on My Face”. Decorated grappler Jimmy Quinlan, from Methuen, Mass., overcame Marietta, Ga, Clint Hester’s power to claim a second round submission win. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® returned to FX on Tuesday night with the seventh episode of the season – “His Fist on …










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