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Cherry tops Rhodes, Douglas stops Collado

Cherry tops Rhodes, Douglas stops Collado

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #14 super featherweight Edner Cherry (35-7, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Lydell Rhodes ...

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Boxing News

Kauffman returns Saturday night

By Kurt Wolfheimer

There is a buzz in the air as the long awaited return of local heavyweight contender Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (22-1, 17KO’s) is set to get back into the ring Saturday night August 11th against the always dangerous veteran Charles Davis (19-22-3, 4KO’s) in the eight round main event of the evening at the Gameface Sports Complex in Temple, PA. The boxing event will have a different feel for the area fans as Kings Promotions is set to put on their first outdoor show in eighteen years. The co-feature loaded Pro-Am boxing card will feature Frankie Santos De Alba (3-1-2, 1KO) in his first six round contest of his professional career, as he faces off against tough Philadelphian Paul Fernandez (5-5-2, 3KO’s). (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Sal Sanchez remembrance on Sunday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Formers world champions Lupe Pintor, Ruben “Puas” Olivares and Rafael “Bazooka” Limon among others will be in attendance at an event to commemorate 30 years since the death of Mexican ring legend Salvador Sanchez to be held in Santiago Tianguistenco in Mexico State on Sunday. That day a Mass will be held in the Cathedral of Santiago, Tianguestenco, then there will be a breakfast at the Miguel Hidalgo Auditorium and at 3PM there will be an amateur boxing card arranged by the Retired Mexican Fighters Association.

“For the WBC, Salvador Sanchez is one of the best, a legend and a good example for many fighters,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. “His death was a big blow to Mexico and to boxing. He was very young and did his best during his 10 world title fights, full of emotion and great shows. We miss him very much and this is a mandatory event to remember him after 30 years.”



August 10th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Cabazon, California

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Darley Perez 135 vs. Bahodir Mamadjonov 133.5
Chris Avalos 120 vs. Yenifel Vincente 121
Alejandro Luna 134 vs. Eddie Ramirez 135
Jonathan Maicelo 136.5 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 137
Geovanny Rodriguez 154.5 vs. Clevan Ishe Late
Glenn Porras 116.5 vs. Jose Silveria 119.5
Venue: Morongo Casino, Cabazon, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw/Thompson Boxing
TV: ESPN2

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August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Mthalane-Nunez clash for IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian IBF mandatory challenger Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (24-2, 20 KOs) and the South African world champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) will collide for the IBF flyweight crown on September 1 at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama. The IBF has already appointed the officials (all from the USA). The referee is Kenny Chevalier and the judges are John Poturaj, Gary Merrit and John Madfis. The supervisor will be the IBF president Daryl People himself.

That same night, former WBA flyweight champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (25-3, 20 KOs) will face unbeaten Colombian Pablo Carrillo (9-0-1, 4 KOs). The card is presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo.



August 9th, 2012


Boxing News

De la Rosa parts ways with DKP

By John Cannon

Three years ago, Harlingen’s James De La Rosa (21-1, 12 KO’s) signed with Don King Productions in hopes that he would move up in the ranks of the 154-pound weight class and quite possibly get a title shot. Fast forward to August 8th of 2012 and De La Rosa has decided to not renew his contract due to the fact that he has only been involved in two fights while signed with King Productions.

“This was truly three years down the drain for me,” said De La Rosa. “We were made promises that were not kept and it was frustrating to me.” According to Pete De La Rosa, James’s father, the terms of the contract were for two fights a year over the three-year period and that James would be in line for a title shot.

“The options didn’t meet our expectations and we decided to cut ties and move on,” said De La Rosa. “King would offer us fights and then for some reason, they would seem to always fall through.” (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Culcay takes aim at first pro title

Unbeaten jr middleweight Jack Culcay (11-0, 7 KOs) is one of the biggest hopes of German boxing. He now has the chance of adding his first professional international title to the amateur world championship medal he won in 2009. On August 25 at the o2 World in Berlin, Culcay will fight it out for the vacant WBA Intercontinental light middleweight belt against Frederic Serre (13-6, 3 KOs) from France. “I am ready for the fight,” said Culcay. “My preparation has been going well and I am really looking forward to get going…obviously, I want to keep my winning streak alive. But it gets tougher with every fight as the opposition is getting stronger…he already had two title bouts in his career and lost both of them. He won’t want that to happen again.”



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Adams, Taylor and Shields win Olympic Gold

Olympic history was re-written at the ExCeL with the first ever Women’s boxing gold medals presented to Nicolas Adams of Great Britain, Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields of the United States.

American teenage sensation Claressa Shields battled 33-year-old two-time European Champion and 2010 World Champion from Russia, second seed Nadezda Torlpova in the Middleweight (75kg) final. The 17-year-old US star had been in scintillating form coming into this contest and started in a confident mood, looking to connect with the jab and that big one-two combination. The experienced Russian’s height however allowed her to thwart Shields’ attacks to land a few good shots of her own as the first round was tied 3:3. The fledgling young talent initially struggled to get on the inside of her opponent but as she slowly wore her down she connected with a series of hard combinations to open a gap of three points after taking the second 7:4. The speed of Shields and her sheer determination saw her land some huge hits with a couple of good overheads landing flush on her rival’s chin as she powered into a five point lead going into the fourth round. The American starlet seemed simply unstoppable as she claimed the gold medal with an impressive 19:12 victory. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Announcement

Referee Elmo Adolph passes

We’ve received sad news that famed boxing referee Elmo Adolph passed away last night at the age of 78. He refereed in dozens of world championship fights and for years worked most of the biggest fights in Mississippi and Louisiana. Funeral arrangements are pending.



August 9th, 2012

UFC

Jake Shields makes return to middleweight

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost

Do you want to know how long Jake Shields has been a cagefighter? . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Gwayana-Kheswa fight postponed

By Ron Jackson

The SA interim junior flyweight title will no longer be at stake at Uitenhage on Saturday. The whole card has been cancelled. Two former SA champions were scheduled to fight for the title but the promoter, 70-year-old grandmother Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene, has announced that it would not take place. A lack of sponsorship put paid to the show in KwaNobuhle, outside Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. Mfundo Gwayana and Vuyani Kheswa, both from East London and both former SA champions, would have fought in the main bout.



August 9th, 2012

UFC

“Cowboy” Cerrone promises “strictly business” brawl

Top UFC® lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says his UFC 150 showdown with friend and rival Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard will be “strictly business” but –motivated to impress his hometown fans – the Cowboy added he will go all out for a KO in what he expects to be the fight of the night. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Diaz-Gamboa on September 7

A new edition of “A Puno Limpio” will take place on September 7 at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, with the fight between unbeaten welterweight Kenneth Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs) and Yoelvis Gamboa (7-1, 3 KOs) in the main event. Gamboa is the younger brother of former world champion and boxing superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa. The bout is scheduled for six rounds. In the co-main event, jr welter Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) faces Anthony Sanchez (5-1, 3 KOs) in another six rounder. The card is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma Lopez to return in 2012?

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Jose Perez/WBO

Former WBO former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez could return to the ring before the end of 2012. He is currently suspended until March 2013 for comments he made about referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. following his second loss to Orlando Salido, however at a WBO function yesterday in Puerto Rico, it was learned that the WBO may reconsider the suspension. The Boxing Professional Commission of Puerto Rico has also been asked to perform a secondary review.

Juanma and fellow former WBO world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Alex “El Nene” Sanchez were on hand as WBO female junior flyweight champion Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp received a diamond ring in honor for her seven title defenses.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Hyland remains unbeaten

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Bob Caico Jr.

Ireland’s Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland scored a unanimous eight round decision over Carlos Fulgencio on Wednesday night in Rochester, NY. Hyland went after Fulgencio’s body early with hard lefts and rights which opened up his head for a big right hand that staggered the Dominican. A flurry by Hyland dropped Fulgencio to his knees just before the bell. The Irishman came right at his opponent to start round two and a left to the body and a straight right to the head dropped him for the second time in the fight. Fulgencio looked like he would be done but to his credit he fought back and both fighters battled to the end of the round. “He is a durable opponent, I put him down and he got over it then I got a bit excited and tried to finish him off. I then decided to outbox him and if the knockout comes it comes,” explained Hyland. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 150 presser!

Watch the UFC 150 pre-fight press conference with Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard and Jon Anik live Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm ET/noon PT . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

DeMarco-Molina LA Presser

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Antonio DeMarco relies on power and aggression to compliment his boxing skills. So does John Molina, who will face DeMarco on September 8th. Both boxers may not have fought on big stages as have Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, or Vitaly Klitschko (All three men will fight on September 8th). However, both men could take a big step forward, solidifying their place at or near the top of the lightweight division with a victory over one another. Not only that, but their crowd-pleasing styles could make their clash the fight of the night on September 8th.

DeMarco will defend his world title belt against Molina at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The bout will be televised live on HBO, along with the 12 round clash between unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward and light heavyweight world title holder Chad Dawson. (more…)



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Escalante back in action

Popular and proud Texan Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the eight-round “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” co-main event on TeleFutura against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda. The explosive featherweight battle will lead up to Saturday’s main event rematch between Lubbock’s Brian Vera and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora for the vacant NABO middleweight title.

Vera vs. Mora II, a 12-round fight for the vacant NABO middleweight title set for Saturday, August 11 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura will broadcast the fight beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT. (more…)



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Olympic Boxing medal winners set

By Karl Freitag

We already know that for the first time no male USA fighter will win an Olympic boxing medal, but what countries will? Here is a breakdown by country of who will win at least a bronze:

Ukraine 5
Cuba 4
UK 4
Russia 4
Ireland 3
Italy 3
Kazakhstan 3
Azerbaijan 2
Brazil 2
Japan 2
Mongolia 2
Bulgaria 1
China 1
Lithuania 1
South Korea 1
Thailand 1
Uzbekistan 1

Here are the fighters competing in the medal rounds:

Super Heavyweight
Magomedrasul Medzhidov (Azerbaijan) vs. Roberto Cammarelle (Italy)
Ivan Dychko (Kazakhstan) vs. Anthony Joshua (UK)

Heavyweight
Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) vs. Tervel Pulev (Bulgaria)
Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) vs. Clemente Russo (Italy)

Light Heavyweight
Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino (Brazil) vs. Egor Mekhontcev (Russia)
Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) vs. Olelsandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine)

Middleweight
Anthony Ogogo (UK) vs. Esquiva Florentino (Brazil)
Abbos Atoev (Uzbekistan) vs. Ryota Murata (Japan)

Welterweight
Taras Shelestyuk (Ukraine) vs. Freddie Evans (UK)
Andrey Zamkovoy (Russia) vs. Serik Sapiyev (Kazakhstan)

Light Welterweight
Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (Cuba) vs. Vincenzo Mangiacapre (Italy)
Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg (Mongolia) vs. Denys Berinchyk (Ukraine)

Lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) vs. Yasnier Toledo Lopez (Cuba)
Evaldas Petrauskas (Lithuania) vs. Han Soonchul (S. Korea)

Bantamweight
Lazaro Alvarez Estrada (Cuba) vs. John Joe Nevin (Ireland)
Luke Campbell (UK) vs. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan)

Flyweight
Misha Aloian (Russia) vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Mongolia)
Michael Conlan (Ireland) vs. Carrazana Ramirez (Cuba)

Light Flyweight
Zou Shiming (China) vs. Paddy Barnes (Ireland)
David Ayrapetyan (Russia) vs. Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand)

In the new female division…

Claressa Shields (USA) faces Nadezda Torlopova (Russia) for the women’s middleweight gold. Marina Volnova (Kazakhstan) and Li Jinzi (China) will take the bronze medals.

Katie Taylor (Ireland) meets Sofya Ochigava (Russia) for the women’s lightweight gold. Mavzuna Chorieva (Tajikistan) and Adriana Araujo (Brazil) will take the bronze medals.

Ran Cancan (China) faces Nicola Adams (UK) for the women’s flyweight gold. Marlen Esparza (USA) and Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte (India) will take the bronze medals.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Holyfield-Mercer II (exhibition match)

18 years ago Ray Mercer and Evander Holyfield fought in a 10-round war in which Holyfield won a unanimous decision. On February 2, 2013, in South Africa, the two former world champions will once again step between the ropes of the squared circle and go to battle in a four round exhibition match. The rematch is part of The Nelson Mandela Boxing Tribute night. The 51-year-old Mercer (36-7, 26 KO) hasn’t fought since 2008 and the 49-year-old Holyfield (44-10, 29 KOs) hasn’t fought since May of last year.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Chaves to defend against Miranda?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that almost certainly Argentinian WBA interim welterweight titleholder Diego Chavez (21-0, 17 KOs) will make his first defense against Panamanian challenger Jose Miranda (12-11-3, 8 KOs) on September 22 at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Initially it was announced that Chaves would defend against another Panamanian boxer, Alberto Mosquera but the Mosquera camp declined the world title opportunity.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

PR Best announces upcoming fights

Former world champions Roman Rocky Martinez and Ivan Iron Boy Calderon will fight for world titles on September and October, respectively, and world ranked Jonathan Polvo Oquendo is back on October in Puerto Rico.

Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions, announced today that Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), a former WBO junior lightweight champion, is going to fight against Mexican Miguel Beltran Jr. (27-1, 17 KOs) on September 15, as part of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Sergio Martinez show at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight between Rocky Martinez and Beltran Jr. is for the vacant WBO junior lightweight championship on September 15 in the Pay Per View of Chavez Jr.-Martinez, Rivera said about the title that was vacated weeks ago when former champion Adrien Broner failed to make the weight for his fight against Vicente Escobedo.

Meanwhile, Iron Boy Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) and the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs) will fight on October 6 in the show where Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) will face for the WBO International superbantamweight title at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. On that show, Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), the #2 ranked by the WBO in the superbantamweights, will fight for the first time in a year after his recovery from an accident. He will face an opponent to be announced.



August 8th, 2012

UFC

Countdown to UFC 150

Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Melvin “Young Assassin” Guillard both love to talk trash and get in the cage and scrap. Expect fireworks when the friends and former teammates face one another from opposite sides of the Octagon . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Ivan Morales

As the younger brother of legendary and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales and former World Champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales, unbeaten junior bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KOs) has some of the best bloodlines in the sport. Now with the signing of a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, he will also have some of the best backing as he chases after a world championship. “As the brother of Erik and Diego Morales, you know that Ivan Morales learned to fight from the best, but he’s proven himself in the ring as well and I can’t wait to see how far he can go in the future,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “When you mix his technical skills, power and speed with his youth and determination, I have no doubt that Ivan will eventually be a world champion in multiple divisions.”



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Olympics: USA women win one, lose one

The final two U.S. competitors in Olympic boxing took the ring on Wednesday and it was a split decision for the pair. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) lost a 10-8 bout to reigning World Champion Cancan Ren of China while Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) won a dominant 29-15 victory over Kazakhstan’s Marina Volnova. Esparza will leave London with a bronze medal but Shields will vie for gold on Thursday.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Mexican Boxing Tournament Returns

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The second edition of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona?” tournament will return with the collaboration of Promociones del Pueblo, the WBC and AAA with support of Grupo Modelo and Comex. “We are ready to start this great boxing tour around Mexico to find new boxing prospects and future champions,” said Promociones del Pueblo President Oswaldo Kuchle. “In 2011 we had 350,000 boxing fans visit the events with their families and this is great. We wait for good fights and fighters in this new edition.” (more…)



August 8th, 2012

UFC

Max Holloway, striking savant

At 16 years old, most American teenagers are learning how to drive, but one particular Hawaiian started to train in kickboxing. In two years, he smashed his way through the amateur ranks, and turned pro at 18. A year later, he was 4-0 in the cage, being sought out by UFC talent to be a training partner, and highly touted on the internet as a top prospect for a major MMA organization. Now, at the ripe age of 20 years old, this born brawler nicknamed “Blessed” scored his first victory inside the Octagon after putting on a masterful striking clinic at The Ultimate Fighter 15 finale . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

WealthTV lines up more boxing dates

WealthTV announced today that it has secured the live US television rights for twelve professional boxing events scheduled for 2012 and 2013 from Hennessy Sports and GYM Promotions. WealthTV will air six live shows from GYM Promotions on select Friday nights, and an additional six live dates with UK-based Hennessy Sports on select Saturday afternoons.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado twinbill Oct 12

Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito Filipino Flash Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) will risk his junior featherweight world title against fellow super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) and former world lightweight champion Brandon Bam Bam Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will take on #1 contender Mile High Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) in a spectacular Top Rank-promoted doubleheader on October 13 under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Both fights will be televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

“History shows there is only one way for a fighter to make the leap to stardom and that’s by accepting the challenges and risks like the ones Donaire, Nishioka, Rios and Alvarado committed to on October 13. They are young, hungry and ambitious,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. Information on tickets, including prices and on-sale date, will be announced soon.



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Pianeta-Botha presser

Photos: Eroll Popova

Unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) will meet “The White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, 29 Kos) on September 7 at the RWE-Halle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. This bout was originally scheduled to take place in May, but Botha was injured shortly before the fight and Pianeta instead fought former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.

In June, Pianeta spent some time in the Kitzbühel, Austria, training camp of Wladimir Klitschko. “After a week’s sparring with Wladimir Klitschko I know that I can compete at the top,” stated the WBO #13 Pianeta. (more…)



August 8th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Rochester, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

Patrick Hyland 129 vs. Carlos Fulgencio 126
Kenny Abril 147.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 150
Natasha Spence 131 vs. Lucretia Meacham 130.5
Willie Monroe Jr. 159 vs. Mark Anderson 161
Jamell Tyson 132.5 vs. Bryan Acaba 133
Harvey Murray 126.5 vs. Raul Lopez 127

Promoter: Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons “Pretty Girl Promotions”
Venue: Sahlen Stadium
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Cazares headlines Saturday

The Polideportivo Centenario de Los Mochis, Sinaloa,, Mexico, will be the site for Saturday’s doubleheader televised by FOX Deportes featuring former two-division world champion Hugo Cazares (36-7-2, 26 KOs) battles Daniel Diaz (19-3-1, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round super bantamweight bout for the vacant NABF title and Mexican knockout artists Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (28-2-1, 21 KOs) and Adrian Verdugo (22-5-1, 19 KOs) collide for the vacant WBC silver lightweight crown in fight scheduled for 12-rounds.



August 7th, 2012

UFC

UFC on FX brings Browne vs. Bigfoot to Minneapolis

A five-round heavyweight showdown between contenders Travis “Hapa” Browne and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline an exciting UFC® card scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The event will mark UFC’s first in Minneapolis since 2008, when UFC 87 broke the Target Center live gate record with a $2.25 million mark. (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Hasson-Judah added to Dover card

By Rick Scharmberg

Unbeaten former amateur standout Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (14-0, 5 KOs) will meet journeyman Daniel Judah (23-9-3, 10 KOs) in the light heavyweight co-feature on Friday, August 31 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE. The main event will feature “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey (10-0, 1 KO) facing upset-minded “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt (7-5, 3 KOs) in a ten round bout for the WBC Silver super featherweight title. Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will also be in attendance to support his grandson, featherweight Jeffrey Dorsey, who will be making his pro debut. “People will love him,” stated Holmes. “He is a miniature Larry Holmes, with my jab and all.” (more…)



August 7th, 2012

UFC

Viewership rises for UFC on FOX

The UFC on FOX event broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 4, averaged a 1.4/3 household rating/share, and 2.44 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Despite immense Olympic competition, the UFC event posted a slightly higher audience (2.44 million vs. 2.42 million), and came within one tenth of a point in rating (1.4 vs. 1.5), compared to the last UFC on FOX event on May 5. Men 18-34, the key male demographic category for UFC programming, posted a significant +19% increase over May’s card (1.9 vs. 1.6), and for the week in prime time, the UFC on FOX event ranked #9 among Men 18-34 and was the highest-rated non-Olympic program in this category. (more…)



August 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Spence loses again, no medals for USA Boxing

USA Olympic welterweight Errol Spence didn’t take advantage of his second chance, losing a 16-11 decision to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy in the men’s boxing Olympic quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Spence lost his previous fight in the ring, but that decision was overturned after a protest. In total, after four straight wins American boxers left the ring as losers in ten straight bouts assuring the worst performance ever and only medal shutout in history for the once proud boxing nation that has won more Olympic boxing medals overall than any other country. The only bright spot is two USA female boxers, Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, who are assured of claiming medals in the newly added women’s division.



August 7th, 2012




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