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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs) scored a ...

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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female super bantamweight Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas (40-9-1, 10 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round split decision over Jessica ...

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Results from Mexico City

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Surpassing all expectations, two former world champions delivered the maximum in the ring. Argentinian Daniela Romina ...

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Boxing News

Brinson-Williams for NY State middleweight title

Promoter Barry Halbritter of AASHA Record Breakers, Inc. presents the battle for the New York State middleweight title plus introduces undefeated Ghanaian KO artist Samuel Kotey Neequaye (17-0, 14 KOs) to the U.S. this Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

In the main event, Neequaye makes his U.S. debut against Federico Flores Jr. (7-4-1, 2 KOs) of Mission, TX. Neequaye is from Accra, Ghana, the same hometown of the legendary Azumah Nelson, who is widely considered as the greatest African boxer. Neequaye – who is nicknamed – “Unbelievable” – represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In the co-main event, reigning New York State middleweight champion Nick Brinson (9-1-2, 5 KOs) of Geneva will defend his title against cross-state rival Markus Williams (10-2, 1 KO) of Schenectady. Brinson and Williams clashed back in August 2009 in a close fight that Brinson won but it had “rematch” written all over it. (more…)



September 21st, 2012

Boxing News

WBC Marciano weekend preview

By Boxing Bob Newman

Continued celebrations for the WBC’s 50th year are in full swing this Fall season. Last week saw not one but two separate, but simultaneous shows, headlined by WBC title fights in Las Vegas. Upstart Josesito Lopez made a gallant, but unsuccessful challenge for Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez’ WBC Super Welterweight title at the MGM Grand, while just a few blocks away the WBC Middleweight title was contested in an instant classic between defending champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and linear champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, with Martinez fending off a dramatic last round rally by Chavez to regain the title. The next two weekends will see two more WBC events take place on opposite ends of the USA as the countdown continues toward WBC convention #50 in Cancun, Mexico during the first week of December. (more…)



September 21st, 2012


Boxing News

Daniel Ponce De Leon Update

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon

Having held the WBO Super bantamweight title from 2005 to 2008, then losing it and waiting four long years to capture his second world title could have come a lot sooner, but as the saying goes, better late(r) than ever, as Daniel “The Tarahumara Destroyer” Ponce De Leon 44-4 (35KOs) captured the WBC featherweight world title via technical decision over multiple time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez on Saturday night’s co-featured bout at the MGM Grand Arena.

“I wanted the fight to end by KO, but I’m thankful that it went the way it did anyway, I was ready for anything that came nonetheless,” Ponce De Leon said regarding the circumstances of the stoppage. (more…)



September 21st, 2012

Boxing News

Flu KOs Perdarvis

After experiencing flu symptoms and consulting his physician, Cleotis ‘Mookie’ Pendarvis (16-3-1, 5 KOs), of Los Angeles, has unfortunately had to pull out of the fight against Milton Ramos (8-3-1) of Waco, Texas, that was scheduled for eight rounds, as the co-main event on Thursday, October 4th in Houston, Texas.

“Mookie, started to feel unwell yesterday after training, I got him to the doctor immediately. The doctor ran some tests and confirmed that Mookie has the flu,” says manager Warren Wilkerson. A new date will be set for Mookie to fight at which time a formal announcement will be made.



September 20th, 2012


Boxing News

Andrade stays unbeaten

World-ranked junior middleweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (18-0, 13 KOs) displayed his entire arsenal Thursday night, stopping Alexis “Hurricane” Hloris (16-4-2, 12 KOs) in the second round, headlining the11th annual Fight To Educate Pro-Am card at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. The 24-year-old Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, dropped Fernandez early in the second round with a straight left and then finished the show with a right hook. Fernandez beat the count but the referee halted the action as the second round ended.

“I wouldn’t say I was rusty, just cautious in the first round, feeling him out to see what he had,” Andrade said after the fight. “I established my jab. I came out in the second round knowing he had trouble with my jab and left. I put some power and speed behind my punches. I showcased it (his entire arsenal); it looked good and sealed the deal.” (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Santa Ynez, California

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Jhonatan Romero 122 vs. Efrain Esquivias 122
(For IBF No. 2 Ranking)
Roman Morales 122 vs. Jonathan Arellano 122
(For WBC Latino Championship)
Alejandro Luna 134.5 vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr. 140.5
*Cuevas must come in no more than 145 lbs at 10 A.M. for the fight to happen
Francisco Santana 148 vs. John Worthy 148
Jesus Hernandez 125.5 vs. Edwin Solis 126
Roy Tapiz 122 vs. Pablo Batres 123.25
Raul Lopez 126.5 vs. Leopoldo Gonzalez 129
Jundy Maraon 121 vs. Ernie Marquez 118.5
Maria Suarez 113 vs. Abigail Castaneda 114
Azat Hovhannisyan 122 vs. Raymond Chacon 121

Venue: Chumash Casino
Promoter: Gary Shaw
TV: Showtime



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Photos: Chris Toney

Gabriel Rosado 153 vs. Charles Whittaker 152.5
(IBF junior middleweight eliminator)
Sergey Kovalev 173 vs. Lionell Thompson 175
Antwone Smith 150 vs. Ronald Cruz 146
Jason Sosa 232.5 vs. Esteban Rodriguez 134.5
Pedro Martinez 243 vs. William Miranda 231
Jerome Rodriguez 140 vs. Kywayne Hill 142
Alex Sanchez 155.5 vs. Fitzgerald Johnson 160

Venue: Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA
Promoter: Main Events/Peltz Boxing
TV: NBC Sports Network

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September 20th, 2012

UFC

UFC 152 presser flash quotes

Have you ever wondered what life was like in The Ultimate Fighter® house? Wondered what it’s like to be one of 16 guys, with no contact with the outside world, sleeping in twin beds, training twice daily and competing with your housemates to reach the same dream? Well, we followed up with the cast of The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays, which airs Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, to get their thoughts on life in the TUF™ house after week one. Here’s what they had to say: (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC Statement on Chavez situation

"In the 50 years of history of the WBC there have been 13 cases in all its fights and only 2 have been in championship bouts…boxing is clean of drugs."

Jose Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, says that the WBC has not yet received any notification from the Nevada Boxing Commission nor any laboratory regarding a positive doping test from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Don Jose says whoever released that information has committed a serious violation of confidentiality. According to anti doping regulations, only the boxer, the Boxing Commission and the World Boxing Council, can be notified about the positive results, in order to give the boxer to have the chance to appoint a representative to be present at the opening of the second test, which has to be made in a special laboratory appointed by the WADA. The World Boxing Council has always waited for the “B” test to be sent to laboratories at UCLA, to continue the regulatory process via which a final decision is reached.

Sulaiman stated, “I also want to refute what my friend, the promoter Bob Arum, said to ESPN about that there’s no promoter or boxers who could pass the marijuana test, including himself, to which I’m absolutely and totally opposed. Because it is an irresponsible statement. I do not accept that all boxers and boxing people have ever consumed drugs.” (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Cotto-Trout press tour info

To officially announce their December 1 showdown at Madison Square Garden, multi-division world champion Miguel Cotto and reigning WBA super welterweight king Austin “No Doubt” Trout will visit New York City and Puerto Rico next week to meet the press and their legions of fans in two press conferences which will be open to the public. Details outlined below:

NEW YORK CITY: Monday, September 24
Fans are encouraged to attend the press conference at the historic theatre at El Museo Del Barrio on New York’s famed Museum Mile. Doors open to public at 11:30AM, press conference to begin at 12:30PM

PUERTO RICO: Wednesday, September 26
Fans are encouraged to attend press conference at the the Anfiteatro Paseo De La Artes in Caguas starting at 5PM



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Salgado-Gamboa is off

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fightnews has been informed by Oswado Kuchle, promoter of IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado, that TMT Promotions never delivered on the fight contract for a proposed clash between Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) and unbeaten former WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa. “I believe that the November 17 TV date is no longer available,” said Kuchle. “IBF champion Salgado will now consider other offers we have on the table for him including a TV date on Mexican network Televisa.”



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Pacman, Marquez speak

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez appeared on ESPN First Take earlier today.



September 20th, 2012

UFC

Bisping getting closer to the gold

If you were checking fighter resumes, how would this one sound?

23 wins in 27 pro fights. 19 of those wins were finishes, 16 by knockout. Of his four losses, three were via questionable decision, and one was to one of mixed martial arts’ all-time greats. Three Fight of the Night awards. And while he hasn’t won a title or even challenged for one, he may be one or two wins away from doing so . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Acquinity Sports inks Alexei Collado

Unbeaten super bantamweight Alexei Collado (15-0, 14 KOs) has signed a long term promotional contract with Acquinity Sports. The 24-year-old Cuban prospect has developed his professional career in Ireland. Collado told his promoter Henry Rivalta that the contract made him very happy and that very soon he will be in the USA. At 5’11, Collado is very tall for a 122 pounder. He presently lives in Ireland and is managed by Patrick Thomas who executed the agreement with Rivalta. Rivalta said that Collado could make his U.S. debut on the next Acquinity Sports event in December. “It was a good negotiation with Patrick Thomas, he is a real professional. We are anxious to work with Alexei, he is a hard working young man who will fit in to our program very nicely. We know he will be embraced by the Cuban fans and no doubt will make an impact in the division,” stated Rivalta.



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Caballero-Walters purse bid results

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday in Panama City, the Purse Bid for the mandatory world title defense of WBA featherweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and mandatory challenger Nicholas Walters was won by Canelo Promotions in representation of Walters’ manager Jacques Dechamps. The offer was $120,000, the minimum set by the WBA for the right to make the fight. The Walters camp submitted the only bid. The fight is tentatively slated for December 1 at a venue to be determined.



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Frampton-Molitor Presser

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Carl Frampton and Steve Molitor went head-to-head for the first time today ahead of their show topping clash at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday night and both men said the fight was a make-or-break night in their careers. Frampton defends his Commonwealth and IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight titles against the two-time World champion and the hometown star believes a world title shot could be the next step if he deals with the Canadian in style.

“He’s been where I want to get to but he’s had his time at the top, now it’s my turn,” said Frampton, 2-7 with Betfair to beat Molitor. “Beating a World class fighter like Steve Molitor puts me high in the rankings and in the running for a World title shot.”

Molitor told today’s press conference at the Odyssey Arena that he may hang up the gloves if he does not beat the 25 year old. “If I want to be a three-time World champion then I have to beat this kid,” said Molitor, 11-4 to rip the titles from Frampton. “I have been out of the ring enjoying my life for ten months or so and on Saturday night you will see a new hungry Steve Molitor. If I cannot beat Carl then I will have to think about hanging them up as I will be saying that I cannot compete at World level now and as a two-time World champ I am used to that.”



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Michael Buffer

Photo: Ed Mulholland

For credence that Saturday’s ‘Auld Enemy’ WBO World Lightweight championship between Scotland’s Ricky Burns and England’s Kevin Mitchell is a truly serious happening, you need only know that Hall of Fame MC Michael Buffer shall be calling the fighters to battle. A grandson of 1920s world bantamweight champion Johnny Buff, but raised by foster parents in Philadelphia, the man with the trademarked ‘Let’s Get Ready To Ruuummmmbbble…’signature line is truly the voice of boxing, and an icon way beyond. A soldier in the US Army during the Vietnam War, Buffer has featured in 18 films – often playing himself – been animated in both The Simpsons and South Park, starred on the Jay Lennon and David Letterman shows and announced at World Series baseball, Stanley Cup (ice hockey) finals, NFL play-offs and NBA championships. But the man who was seemingly born to play James Bond chose to pursue his love of boxing and, earlier this week, he spoke with boxing writer Glynn Evans about his passage to the Hall of Fame. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Bailey vows to KO Alexander

“I am so happy to be able to get back in the gym and continue to train,” says 37-year-old IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs), whose showdown with former champ Devon Alexander was moved to October 20 in Brooklyn after Bailey suffered a back injury in training. “At my age you can’t take anything for granted and injuries are harder to overcome, but I am totally healed and ready to shock the world again by beating another young fighter like Devon Alexander. I said I would knock Devon Alexander out before and I am going to say it again. It’s going to be a great fight.”



September 20th, 2012

UFC

Matt Hamill to unveil Hammer 2.0

When Matt Hamill walked away from mixed martial arts on August 8, 2011, it was one of the more surprising retirements we’ve seen. Sure, “The Hammer” was coming off back-to-back losses and was nearing the age of 35, but one loss came via decision to former world champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and the other was in a short notice fight against rising star Alex Gustafsson. No shame in either, and a lot of fighters stayed around a lot longer with worse resumes . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Jeter in triple threat mode

By Gary “Digital” Williams

In today’s boxing world, many boxers are dabbling into the promotional aspects of the sport. In many cases, however, when their names are attached to a promotion, it is, in reality, just their names that are attached — a scant few actually get into the long and sometimes frustrating grind of actually promoting a card behind the scenes.

Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony “Mo Better” Jeter is from a different mindset. For the third time, Jeter will wear many hats going into his Saturday, September 22 card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. Jeter, under his own Jeter Promotions banner, will be promoting the show. Jeter is serving as the matchmaker for the card. Jeter (13-3-1, nine KO’s) will also be in the main event – an eight-round contest against Tyrel Brown of Gibson, OK (7-2, seven KO’s, one NC) for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 152 presser

Jones vs. Belfort, Benavidez vs. Johnson, Bisping vs. Stann… Watch the UFC 152 pre-fight press conference live on Thursday, September 20 at noon ET/9 am PT. . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Saludar, Tirado make weight

By Dennis Principe

Mexican boxer Jose Alfredo Tirado exuded confidence and boldly predicted an easy knockout win against undefeated Filipino opponent Froilan Saludar in their title fight Friday night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, Philippines.

The weigh-in held yesterday at the same venue in some ways could justify Tirado’s claim after easily making the weight limit of 112lbs.

“This is an easy fight for me. I’m not worried because I came prepared. I’m not afraid of Saludar because I have fought boxers who are a lot better than him,” said Tirado. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Pathompothong in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion Patomsuk Pathompothong (19-1-1) will be back in action against Dondon Sultan (18-18-3) over twelve rounds with the WBC Asia light middleweight title up for grabs on Friday at the Bantamool school, Janthanuri, Thailand. Pathompothong captured the WBC regional title by outpointing highly regarded Australian Heath Ellis in 2011. Filipino Sultan has been in the ring with world rated opponents including Adrian Stone, Robert Medley, Shannan Taylor and Solomon Egberime. Also in action will be IBF #9 Fahsai Sakkreerin (37-3) who will clash with Filipino lightweight champion Edgar Gabejan (23-27-5) for the vacant WBC Asia 135 pound championship. Televised throughout Thailand on Channel Seven Television Network. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang.



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Marco Singwangcha set to defend

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

Undefeated slugger Marco Demecillo Singwangcha (17-0, 13 KOs) will risk his clean record as he defends his Philippine Superflyweight Title against fellow undefeated fighter Marjun Tabamo (8-0-1, 2 KOs). The fight which is being presented by RWS and Singwangcha Promotions will be held on September 25 at the MSU IIT Gym in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte.

The fight will also serve as Singwangcha’s will also serve as preparatory bout for a yet bigger fight in Dubai on November. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Liebenberg, Muller head bumper card

By Ron Jackson
Photo: Jeff Ellis

Ryno Liebenberg and Johnny Muller who meet for the vacant IBO All Africa light heavyweight title at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Saturday night, top the bill in what could be one of the best tournaments put together in recent years. Former SA light-heavyweight champion Muller (11-1-2, 8 KOs) has tough task on his hands against the rising star in Liebenberg who is unbeaten in 8 fights with 5 coming inside the distance. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Hollywood, CA

Photos: Bash Boxing

Dinmukhamed Niyazov 144.2 vs. Alonso Loeza 143.8
Neil Arellano 147.4 vs. Andre Ewell 146.6
Javier Albonica 148.2 vs. Willie Walton 148.2
Erik Ruiz 123.2 vs. Daniel Modad 122. 2
Vyacheslav Shabransky 194.2 vs. Brian McGlory 189.2
David Clark 121.6 vs. Shawn Nichol 119.8
Louis Rose 158.4 vs. Mike Alexander 159
Zachary Wohlman 148.6 vs. Jesus Vallejo 148.4
Holly Lawson 145.6 vs. Sarah Kuhn 145.6
Terrell Williams 145.2 vs. Lawrence Hughes 145.8

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Florentine Gardens, 5955 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Promoter: Art of Boxing in association with Bash Boxing

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September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Fujimoto defeats WBC #15 Welliver

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese heavyweight prospect Kyotaro Fujimoto (5-0, 3 KOs), 225.75, surprisingly defeated WBC#15 Chauncy Welliver (53-7-5 20 KOs), 250.25, US, by a unanimous decision (98-94, 98-93 and 99-91) over ten rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Kyotaro, 26, used to fight in K-1 martial arts bouts, using his thick legs, and entered the international style field just last year. Welliver, a taller southpaw than the six-foot Japanese, looked heavy around the waist, but dominated the opening session with solid lead rights. Fujimoto, however, began to aim at the loose breadbasket and utilized his faster footwork from the second round on. Since Kyotaro’s combinations were quick but light, Welliver had him land pit-a-pat punches freely to land his big right shots, which often missed the Japanese target. Welliver once caught Kyotaro in round nine, when he connected with southpaw right uppercuts to the aggressor and almost buckled the Japanese’ knees. Utilizing his hit-and-run strategy, Kyotaro was in command in the last session as he kept peppering the visibly fading prefight favorite and quickly moved away. Welliver might have taken him lightly, but Kyotaro fought much better than we had expected—in his first ten-rounder. (more…)



September 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Whittaker-Rosado Presser

Photos: Chris Toney

The six main-event fighters on Friday’s big NBC Sports Network met at Wednesday’s final press conference at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. Headlining the seven-bout card is a 12-round fight for the #1 slot in the IBF world junior middleweight rankings between Charles Whittaker, of Georgetown, Cayman Islands, and Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA. The winner is guaranteed a shot at current champion Cornelius Bundrage, of Detroit, MI, within six months.

Ranked #2 by the IBF, Whittaker, 38, has not lost a fight in eight years and has a record of 36-12-2, 21 K0s. Rosado, ranked #3 by the IBF, has had a big year so far, knocking out Jesus Soto-Karass and Sechew Powell. He is 20-5, 12 K0s. (more…)



September 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Paez Jr.-Forbes collide Oct 20

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A clash between Mexican Jorge “Maromeito” Paez and former world champion Steve Forbes is set for October 20 at Plaza Calafia bullring in Mexicali in an event organized by Zanfer Promotions. It is the same place that Paez’ father Jorge “Maromero” Paez was crowned world champion.

In the co-feature, Chato Armando Robles will face former world champion Humberto “Betillo” Gutierrez in a ten round welterweight affair.



September 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Manchester, NH

Photo: Full Court Press

Fight To Educate is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 10 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefiting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.

Demetrius Andrade 159 vs. Alexis Hlores 158
Chris Gilbert 147 vs. Antonio Chaves Fernandez 147

Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
Tickets: $25, $50



September 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. tests positive for marijuana

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has tested positive for marijuana after his loss to Sergio Martinez on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Nothing official yet on the matter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and promoter Top Rank has issued a short statement saying “Top Rank is reviewing the situation.” Word is Chavez Jr. came back dirty in his post fight urine test.



September 19th, 2012

Announcement

Kaliesha West workout Sept 20th in Moreno Valley

WBO bantamweight champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (15-1-3, 4 KOs) will hold an open workout this Thursday at 3:45pm at the Canyon Springs High School (located at 23100 Cougar Canyon Drive) in Moreno Valley, CA. Former world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley will attend the workout. West will fight Christina Ruiz (6-4-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant IFBA Super Bantamweight title at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. Tickets are $100 or $50 and can be purchased at http://knockingoutcancer-estw.eventbrite.com or by calling Diamond’s Love Foundation at (909) 622 9092.



September 19th, 2012

UFC

UFC 152 flash quotes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Toronto this Saturday with a stacked card featuring two world title fights.

At an open workout today, here’s what the top four fighters on the card told the Canadian and travelling press:

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones said: “Vitor Belfort is a UFC original, a real, true legend. He has so much experience at so many different weight classes and I cannot underestimate him. He will have something planned for me, and I’ve prepared to react to anything he does. (more…)



September 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Rosado going for the kill

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Photo: Provisions1816.com

Junior middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado and trainer Billy Briscoe left Philadelphia for a two-week training camp in Phoenix, Arizona, where they spent their time doing final preparations for their September 21st nationally televised fight. Today they fly back to Philly, and then head straight to Bethlehem, PA for what figures to be their most important fight yet. That phrase has come in handy in 2012, with each of Rosado’s fights this year increasing in difficulty and every win propelling him closer to a world title fight.

Friday night, Rosado, 20-5 (12 KOs), faces Charles Whittaker, a Miami-based boxer from the Cayman Islands with a 38-12-2 (23 KOs) record. The 12-round fight is an IBF Title Eliminator. This means the winner of the fight becomes the #1 IBF junior middleweight in the world, and secures a mandatory title shot against champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage. This is everything Rosado has been fighting for. So once again, the phrase fits. It’s the most important fight of his life. (more…)



September 19th, 2012

UFC

Magalhaes and the long road back

When Vinny Magalhaes’ first stint with the UFC ended after a loss to Eliot Marshall in April of 2009, many didn’t expect to see him back. At the time, his record was 3-4 with 1 NC, and to earn another contract with the organization, there would be not just months full of work, but possibly years . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 19th, 2012




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