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By James Slater
Unbeaten lightweight/light-welterweight Denis Shafikov, 31-0-1(17) could certainly be regarded as that old cliché, one of the best kept secrets in boxing, but the Russian southpaw is confident he will soon get the big fights his talents deserve. Next up for the 27-year-old will be a March 16th fight with fellow Russian, Alisher Rahimov, 25-1(12), and after that, the man known as “Djingis Khan” is hoping to get a fight with current hot-shot/future superstar Adrien Broner. (more…)
By James Slater Unbeaten lightweight/light-welterweight Denis Shafikov, 31-0-1(17) could certainly be regarded as that old cliché, one of the best …
Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) will battle world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (43-13, 23 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico in a ten round middleweight bout on March 22 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The George/Lopez clash will be featured as the main event broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights complimented by a ten round welterweight tilt between 2008 Mexican Olympic Team member and hot Chicago attraction Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs) and former world champion Kermit Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs).
Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $50 and $30 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.
Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) will battle world title challenger David “The …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo Courtesy: El Siglo
Ring legend Sugar Ray Leonard is in Panama visiting former nemesis Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran. This is the first time that Leonard has visited Panama. Leonard and Duran fought three times between 1980 and 1989 with Leonard compiling a 2-1 edge. Word is Leonard is in Panama to film a documentary in which both will participate.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo Courtesy: El Siglo Ring legend Sugar Ray Leonard is in Panama visiting former nemesis Roberto …
Main Events announced today that they have signed middleweight hopeful Curtis “Showtime” Stevens to an exclusive promotional contract. Stevens, born and bred in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, has a strong amateur pedigree, a solid professional record of 23-3, 17 KOs, and is a hot commodity after his most recent bout. Stevens needed less than one round to finish off the seasoned and usually-durable Elvin Ayala last month in a nationally televised fight for the Vacant NABF Middleweight Title. Stevens brutally handled Ayala, dropping him twice in the opening round to send the message that he is ready to take on the best of the 160-pound division. It was the second consecutive first round knockout for Stevens, who halted Romaro Johnson after just 2:16, last March in his first middleweight bout. (more…)
Main Events announced today that they have signed middleweight hopeful Curtis “Showtime” Stevens to an exclusive promotional contract. Stevens, born …
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
According to manager and promoter Steve Mestas, ‘Red Hot’ Rob Frankel (32-12-1, 6KOs) will be fighting Paul Spadafora (47-0-1, 19KOs) on April 6th in West Virginia. Frankel is coming off a decision win over Jermain White while Spadafora last fought Solomon Egberime.
Mestas also announced that Manny ‘Manos’ Perez (19-8-1, 4KOs) will be fighting Pablo Cesar Cano (25-2-1, 19KOs) on March 16th in Cancun, Mexico. Perez lost a WBA title bid against Paul McCloskey in Ireland in September of last year. Cano last fought in October dropping a close and disputed decision to Paulie Malignaggi in a fight many believed Cano won.
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing According to manager and promoter Steve Mestas, ‘Red Hot’ Rob Frankel (32-12-1, 6KOs) will be …
By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com
Rumble at Resorts, held February 23, 2012, at Resorts Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, showcased two promising prospects—and gave four less-experienced fighters tough tests on their way up the ranks. In the main event, super middleweight Tony Mack (4-0, 2 KOs) squared off against William “Pete” Johnson (9-27, 3 KOs), a crafty veteran who was able to survive if not thrive. The six-rounder had the feel of a sparring match, with Mack teeing off combinations and absorbing few clean shots thanks to his solid defense. From the third round, Mack launched a vicious body attack with both hands, though Johnson was able to connect with a couple of uppercuts in the middle rounds. The pro-Mack crowd was treated to a one-sided victory, reflected in the judges’ scorecards: Reccia Mullins, Mack Thornton and Gerald Deming each turned in tallies of 60-54. (More)
By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com Rumble at Resorts, held February 23, 2012, at Resorts Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, showcased …
6’7 250 pound Daniel Martz (7-0, 6 KOs) will face 6’6 275 pound John L. Smith (13-0, 3 KOs) over 10 rounds this Saturday March 2nd at the Lifestyle Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. It will be Martz’ 4th fight against undefeated opposition, whereas Smith will attempt to win the vacant Ohio State Heavyweight title in his hometown with trainer and former world champ James “Buster” Douglas.
The co-main event will feature former WBO world title challenger Michael Clark (43-8) versus Brian Camechis (20-4) for the interim WBC-USNBC welterweight title. The 6 bout card is being promoted by Troy Speakman in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival.
6’7 250 pound Daniel Martz (7-0, 6 KOs) will face 6’6 275 pound John L. Smith (13-0, 3 KOs) over …
By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran at ringside
Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing returned to Red & Jerry’s in Sheridan, Colorado, for an action packed night of fights this past Friday. In the main event, local fan favorite Alfred ‘The Tornado’ Romero returned to action and demolished Richard Baldo in the first round. The undercard was full of knockouts and action too. (more…)
By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran at ringside Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing returned to Red & Jerry’s in Sheridan, Colorado, …
By Malte Müller-Michaelis
Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26th) at 11am the WBO will hold a purse bid for the third fight between WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck and mandatory challenger Ola Afolabi in Miami. According to German boxing website boxen-heute.de Felix Sturm is likely to send a representative to Florida to bid on the title fight. Sturm Box-Promotion has a deal with German TV network Sat.1 but the former middleweight champion might struggle to secure big fights for himself after two consecutive losses. Marco Huck is a big name in Germany and his first two fights against Afolabi were very close so the third encounter between these two might make sense for Sturm. But of course, Huck’s promoter Sauerland Event will try to secure the rights on the bout because they need Huck as main event fighter for their own TV partner ARD. And Afolabi’s promoter K2 is certainly interested in the championship fight as well especially after the ongoing problems between K2 and Sauerland regarding the WBA heavyweight championship between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. Whatever happens tomorrow in Miami a lot of people believe that the purse bid for Huck vs. Afolabi III might be as close and exciting as their two first fights.
By Malte Müller-Michaelis Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26th) at 11am the WBO will hold a purse bid for the third fight …
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Hard-punching local super-feather prospect Masatoshi Kotani (11-2, 9 KOs), 129.5, decked an important victory over OPBF#11 ranked Korean champ Namjun Lee (6-4, 2 KOs), 129.25, by a hard-fought unanimous decision (77-74, 78-75, 79-75) over eight give-and-take rounds in Okinawa, Japan. Kotani, a 25-year-old left hooker, took the leadoff as he positively put on an aggressive performance against the taller counterpuncher, who was much better than his mediocre credentials indicated. Kotani often caught the Korean champ with his trademark left hooks, but Lee retaliated with solid right cross-left hook combinations all the way. It’s a good and hot battle. (more…)
Reprt by Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Hard-punching local super-feather prospect Masatoshi Kotani (11-2, 9 KOs), 129.5, decked an …
Belgian Stephane Jamoye (24-3-0, 14KOs) is in full training and doing some sparring in the North of France to prepare for his upcoming EBU bantamweight title defense against Briton Ashley Sexton (14-1-2, 5KOs) set for March 9 in Herstal, Belgium. Ashley is rated #7 by the EBU. If all goes well for Jamoye he will have to make his mandatory defense against dangerous Kazach Zhanat Zhakiyanov.
Brother Steve Jamoye (12-0-0, 2KOs) is facing Mexican Luis Solis (11-1-4, 9KOs) for the WBC Youth Superlightweight Silver title. In the 3rd title fight of the show Sabrina Giuliani should have no problem to keep her EBU Female Superlightweight title against Hungarian Dalia Vasarhelyi who is only 3-1 (all 4 rounders). Giuliani is expected to fight Klara Svensson in June for the WBC Silver title. Svensson captured the vacant title last weekend in Galati, Romania against Kremena Petkova from Bulgaria and has Sabrina Giuliani as mandatory challenger.
On the undercard Michael Recloux will have a warm-up 8 round bout against Jessy Morreaux. Recloux will fight Erick Nazarian for the Belgian title on June 8. Two other bouts will complete this show promoted by BC GMG Cheratte-Vise headed by Mirco Giuliani.
Belgian Stephane Jamoye (24-3-0, 14KOs) is in full training and doing some sparring in the North of France to prepare …
By James Slater
British star Amir Khan has announced via Twitter that his next fight will take place at a venue to be determined in the U.K and that the fight, to go out on Showtime, will take place on April 27th – the same night Khan conqueror Danny Garcia will face Zab Judah in New York. Khan, 27-3(19) will be having his second fight under new trainer Virgil Hunter and the ultimate goal for the former 140-pound champ is a rematch with the man who shocked him via 4th-round stoppage last summer. The search, or at least the confirmation of Khan’s April foe goes on. Those names that do continue to be floated around include Humberto Soto, Pablo Cesar Cano and Julio Diaz.
By James Slater British star Amir Khan has announced via Twitter that his next fight will take place at a …
By Robert Coster
WBC #13 junior middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (19-1, 13 KOs) will be stepping back into the ring on March 9th, defending his WBC Fecarbox belt against Orlando Estrada (8-3, 7KOs) of Colombia, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On the undercard of this boxing show presented by MO Promotions: Dominican Giovanni Lorenzo (31-5, 23 KOs), IBF #11 middleweight, clashes against Jairo Siris of Colombia. Marcus Oliveira (24-0-1, 19 KOs), WBC #12, WBA #12 light-heavyweight, goes against Junior Ramos of the Dominican Republic while lightweight Dominican prospect Julio De Jesus battles Miami-based Colombian veteran Walter Estrada. It will be the first ever card by MO Promotions in the Dominican Republic and will be held at the 8,000 seat Carlos (Teo) Cruz Coliseum, with dual TV coverage by TV Globo (Brazil) and Telecentro (Dominican Republic). Says Carlos Oliveira, President of MO Promotions: “Our aim is to work with local promotors here and elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean. We believe that this joining of forces will give boxing a boost in the region.”
By Robert Coster WBC #13 junior middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (19-1, 13 KOs) will be stepping back into …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing was in Southern California Saturday night for UniMas Solo Boxeo. From the C. Robert Lee Activity Center in Hawaiian Gardens California as Chris Avalos (20-2, 15KOs) of Lancaster took on Jose Luis Araiza (29-7-1, 20KOs) in the super bantamweight main event scheduled for 10 rounds. Avalos boxed patient early using the jab in the opening round. In round two Chris Avalos began to pick up the pace landing more combinations and switching his stance as Araiza pressed forward. However in the fourth round Araiza suffered a huge cut above his left eye from a punch as he could not continue prompting referee Lou Moret to stop the contest at 1:42. With the win Chris Avalos improves to 21-2, 16KOs, as Jose Luis Araiza record now stands at 29-8-1, 20KOs. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing was in Southern California Saturday night for UniMas …
Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto
Super featherweight Edgardo “Sasso” López (7-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Orlando Vázquez (5-2-1, 1 KO) in an eight round headliner on Miguel Cotto’s and Hector Soto’s Boxeo Boricua: WAPA 2 Deportes premiere show. It was an intense and high accelerated fight since the first bell where “Sasso” landed the better punches all night long.
“I felt great we had a great fight. I said that I was going to win, and we won. Finally I got the rematch and we can close the chapter of Vazquez. Now I want to move forward and hopefully become a world champion,” Sasso said. (more…)
Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto Super featherweight Edgardo “Sasso” López (7-0-1, 4 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Orlando Vázquez (5-2-1, …
By Sam Geraci
Photos: Bob Ryder
On Saturday in Detroit, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) became the first fighter under Mayweather Promotions and the first Las Vegas born fighter to win a world title when he defeated Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) by majority decision for the 154lb IBF title. Despite Smith’s achievement and several attempts by Mayweather and his publicist, Kelly Swanson of Swanson Communications, to focus the discussion on Smith, like the pre-fight press conference, the weigh-in, Showtime’s telecast and most things “boxing” for the last two weeks, the post-fight press conference was all about Floyd and the world of The Money Team.
In fact, at the start of the press conference, Mayweather said it best.
“I think Floyd Mayweather like to do it all: train fighters, boxer, promoter. I’m the face of boxing.” (more…)
By Sam Geraci Photos: Bob Ryder On Saturday in Detroit, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) became the first …
By Gary Digital Williams and Julian Burgower at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill
IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson laid several issues to rest last night before a supportive hometown crowd at the Washington, DC Armory.
First, Peterson alleviated any concerns from DC fight followers of the extended 14-month layoff since his crowning affair Jin dethroning Amir Khan. Second was Peterson’s ability to revive his career after the oft-talked about positive test results for synthetic testosterone. Some would also mention the arguably controversial point deductions or the mysterious “man in the hat” incident following the Khan fight.
Peterson, though, laid to rest the most important obstacle of all- Kendall Holt. (more…)
By Gary Digital Williams and Julian Burgower at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson laid several …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
More than 14,000 screaming fans in ERGO Arena in Gdańsk (Poland), unbelievable buildup, emotions and surprisingly for many 45-year-old four-time heavyweight championship challenger Andrzej Gołota (41-9, 33 KOs) and 46-year-old former Euro-champ Przemek Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs) delivered big time. Even when you take into consideration their combined age of 90+, both fighters gave fans nonstop action, over 100 connected power punches in just six rounds and in the end, a thrilling KO delivered by Saleta, who shocked the nation by beating the much more heralded Gołota. Cyfrowy Polsat, the PPV arm of the biggest Polish private television network and dominant force in boxing broadcasting, Polsat TV, were the sole producers and promoters of this event. Their second Polsat Boxing Night, was an overwhelming success, combining a night of Polish boxing legends in the main event and the new wave of exciting, young fighters showing their skills before a big audience on national television.
Video courtesy of polsatsport.pl
By Przemek Garczarczyk More than 14,000 screaming fans in ERGO Arena in Gdańsk (Poland), unbelievable buildup, emotions and surprisingly for …
By Ron Jackson
Bongani Silila won the South African junior flyweight title when he stopped defending champion Luzuko Siyo at 2 minutes 15 seconds into the ninth round at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. In a rather untidy affair Siyo, 22, who was making his second defence made a good start and possibly shaded the first two rounds. Going into round three the champion appeared to have trouble with the southpaw stance of Silila (48.65kg) who began to score with stinging right and left combinations to the head and just before the bell he backed up the champion against the ropes before dropping him for a count with a straight left to the head.
In rounds six and seven Siyo (48.60kg) made a bit of a comeback and possibly shaded the rounds as he scored with left jabs from his awkward lunging style. However, from there on it was downhill for the champion as Silila landed with big left hands to the head against the tiring Siyo in round eight. From the bell in round nine Silila dominated as he battered the stumbling champion around the ring and put him down with some clubbing punches. Siyo managed to beat the count but soon afterwards after another series of clubbing punches he was in no condition to continue as the referee stepped in to wave the fight off.
Silila, 25, from Mdantsane who was the interim champion takes his reported record to 10-2-2, 7 KOs and Siyo from Duncan Village drops to 10-1, 9 KOs. (more…)
By Ron Jackson Bongani Silila won the South African junior flyweight title when he stopped defending champion Luzuko Siyo at …
Controlling the action almost throughout, Ishe Smith became the first world champion born and raised in Las Vegas, winning a clear-cut (if not decisive) split decision over junior-middleweight titleholder Cornelius (K9) Bundrage in Bundrage’s hometown of Detroit.
The Golden Boy-Mayweather Productions show was held in downtown Detroit in the largest of three auditoria at the Masonic Temple with an enthusiastic crowd filling approximately two-thirds of the 4,500-seat venue . . . Click here for more
Ringside by Lindy Lindell & Sam Geraci Photos by Robert Ryder Controlling the action almost throughout, Ishe Smith became the …
Photos: Gene Blevins / Top Rank
Former Lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios signs autographs for the hundreds of fans that showed up during his exclusive “meet and greet” Sunday afternoon. Rios is in preparation for his upcoming exciting rematch against Mike Alvarado of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight. Rios-Alvarado II will take place, Saturday, March 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, this Junior Welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Also in attendence today were Rios special guests, Steven Luevano, Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia and newly crowned WBO Featherweight Champion Miguel “Mikey” Garcia.
Photos: Gene Blevins / Top Rank Former Lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios signs autographs for the hundreds of fans …
Thanks for the messages of support everyone. I’m ok. These things happen. It’s disappointing but life’s full of ups and downs. I’ll be back!
— David Price (@DavidPrice_1) February 24, 2013
On another note. Congratulations to @audley_harrison. If ever someone shows how to bounce back it’s him. Genuinely pleased for you Audley.
— David Price (@DavidPrice_1) February 24, 2013
Thanks for the messages of support everyone. I’m ok. These things happen. It’s disappointing but life’s full of ups and …
Harold Sconiers will be new opponent for undefeated 11-0 heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores on the Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this coming Thursday, February 28th. Sconiers replaces Homero Foncesa who hurt his hand a week ago.
The Detroit News on last night’s upset in the Motor City: More
David Price says he may be down, but he’s not out . . . More
41-year-old British heavyweight Herbie Hide is being accused as a drug peddler who’s offered to throw a fight . . . More in The Sun
Showtime has “Money” but will it lose dough on their newly-inked contract with Floyd Mayweather? The Boston Herald explores As …
A whopping nine fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 157 post-fight press conference – Ronda Rousey, Liz carmouche, Dan Henderson, Urijah Faber, Lyoto Machida, Court McGee, Robbie Lawler, Matt Grice and Dennis Bermudez.
Bermudez and Grice took home Fight of the Night in a battle that was an early Fight of the Year candidate. The featherweights engaged in a true back-and-forth war, with both fighters nearly finishing each other on multiple occasions. Bermudez ultimately earned the nod on two judges’ scorecards, winning via split decision . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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A whopping nine fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 157 post-fight press conference – Ronda Rousey, Liz …
In a battle for the vacant NABA U.S. light heavyweight title, Southern California-based Ukrainian Anatoliy Dudchenko (18-2, 13 KOs) stopped Maryland’s Sabou Ballogou (8-7, 4 KOs) in round five. As initially reported on Fightnews, Ballogou was much tougher than his record suggested. At the time of the stoppage the official scorecards were 39-37, 39-37, and 38-38 with the two winning cards favoring Ballogou. Urged by his trainer Phil Paolina to turn it on prior to the start of the fifth round Dudchenko did just that dropping Ballgou twice in that final round en route to the win. Big victory for Dudchenko by winning a major regional title. Paolina aside from savoring this victory also in part celebrates another fight all the way over in England. Paolina trained Audley Harrison at his New York City Boxing Club in Canoga Park, California the past few months. Harrison won the Prizefighter Heavyweight tournament Saturday in England. Paolina was unable to attend due to his prior committment to Dudechenko for Saturday’s bout. Ed Holmes promoted Saturday’s event at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California.
In a cruiserweight co-feature, world ranked Southern California-based Ukrainian Ismail Sillakh (18-1, 15 KOs) stopped U.S. based Ghanaian Daniel Allotey (14-4, 7 KOs) in round two. Sillakh, trained by Shadeed Suluki, dropped Allotey in round one and twice in round two en route to the TKO victory. The bout was Sillakh’s first fight since his loss to Denis Grachev in April of last year. A busy 2013 with activity is what’s said to be in the works for Sillakh.
In a battle for the vacant NABA U.S. light heavyweight title, Southern California-based Ukrainian Anatoliy Dudchenko (18-2, 13 KOs) stopped …
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Super flyweight David “Tornado” Sanchez (22-2-1, 18 KOs) won a majority decision over Marlon Tapales (21-2, 7 KOs) to claim the WBC Silver super flyweight belt on Saturday at the Gimnasio del Estado in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
In the co-feature, former world champion Giovanni “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (29-2, 25 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Omar Salado (23-6-2, 14 KOs) in another super flyweight bout.
Photos: Key Artphoto Super flyweight David “Tornado” Sanchez (22-2-1, 18 KOs) won a majority decision over Marlon Tapales (21-2, 7 …
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Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (53-8, 45 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Eusebio Osejo (21-13-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Conevntion Center in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Gonzalez recovered from a fourth round knockdown to defeat Osejo by scores of 115-111, 115-112 and 116-110. He now hopes for a rematch with WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de León.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (53-8, 45 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Eusebio …
Photos: Peter Frutkoff
In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, both Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KOs) and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (14-0-1, 10 KOs) retained their “0’s” after a ten round split draw on Saturday night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. After ten mostly uneventful rounds, scores were 98-92 for Scott, 96-94 for Glazkov and 95-95.
Unbeaten jr welterweight Chris Algieri moved to 15-0, 7 KOs after a ten round unanimous decision over Jose “Mangu” Peralta (10-2, 6 KOs). Algieri took control late to win 96-94, 97-93, 98-92.
Photos: Peter Frutkoff In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, both Malik Scott (35-0-1, 12 KOs) and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (14-0-1, …
The UFC celebrated a major milestone inside Anaheim’s Honda Center Saturday night, as women entered the Octagon for the first time, with Strikeforce’s Ronda Rousey defending her bantamweight belt against Liz Carmouche. The bout packed the house and garnered major mainstream media attention, but in the end – as always – it all comes down to sport, and after a competitive start, Rousey showed on her biggest stage to date why she’s the best in the world . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Super bantamweight Chris Avalos (21-2, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jose Luis Araiza (32-8-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the C. Robert Lee Activities Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California. An unintentional head clash in round four left Araiza with a cut over his left eye and Araiza didn’t want to continue. Time was 1:42.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (10-0, 8 KOs) punished Ricardo Campillo (7-6-1, 5 KOs) over six rounds to earn a 60-53, 60-54, 60-54 win.
Photo: Big Joe Miranda Super bantamweight Chris Avalos (21-2, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jose Luis Araiza …
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Patrick Majewski, 160, of Somers Point, NJ, gradually wore down a game challenge from Jamaal Davis, 159, of Philadelphia, PA, to earn a unanimous 10-round decision in their middlewight main event in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Davis, 31, moved up from junior middleweight for this match and was able to hit Majewski at will in the early going. By the third round, however, the difference in size and power was evident as Majewski, 33, originally from Radom, Poland, began to push Davis around the ring with steady, but powerful shots. The difference in size was telling. Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.
The win moved Majewski to 21-1, 13 K0s, and solidified his world ranking–No. 9 with the WBC, No. 15 with the WBO. Davis, who again failed to win a “step up” fight, falls to 14-9-1, 6 K0s. He will move back down–after a long rest–to the junior middleweight class. (more…)
Photos: Key Artphoto Patrick Majewski, 160, of Somers Point, NJ, gradually wore down a game challenge from Jamaal Davis, 159, …
By Sam Geraci and Lindy Lindell at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Jr middleweight Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, 11 KOs) dethroned IBF champion and local hero Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-5, 19 KOs) via twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. It was an ugly fight full of holding and wrestling. Smith outworked the tiring 39-year-old down the stretch to win by scores of 116-111, 116-111 on two cards. The third card was 114-113 for Bundrage. Bundrage was deducted a point in round two for hitting Smith after he was pushed down. Ishe become the first ever Las Vegas-born world boxing champion.
Undefeated local middleweight J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KOs) maintained his perfect record with a ten round unanimous decision against aggressive strongman and late sub Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-9, 13 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91. (more…)
By Sam Geraci and Lindy Lindell at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Jr middleweight Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (25-5, …
Report and photo by Eliud Vazquez
Super lightweight Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (12-0, 8 KOs) blitz his way to a first round knockout over Geraldo Zayas (21-20-2, 11 KOs). Pedraza put Zayaz on the canvas with an uppercut in the first minute of the fight. Moments later Pedraza connected on a left hook to the body and recorded his second knockdown. The referee decided to stop the bout when Zayaz got up on slippery legs.
Super lightweight Marcos ‘Tigre’ Jimenez (19-4, 13 KOs) became the WBA Fedecentro lightweight champion when he defeated Mario ‘Principe’ Santiago (22-4-1, 14 KOs) by a TKO in the ninth round. (more…)
Report and photo by Eliud Vazquez Super lightweight Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (12-0, 8 KOs) blitz his way to a first …
Hedi Slimani captured the GBU superfeatherweight title with a 3 round stoppage of Michael Nyawade from Kenya. Nyawade was dropped in rounds 2 and 3 and twice more from slips earlier in the fight. Slimani was deducted a point for hitting his opponent on the floor. When Nyawade went to a neutral corner at the end of round 3 he was grabbed by his cornerman back to his own corner. Referee Daniel Van de Wiele waved the fight off after a brief inspection of the boxer.
On the same card Delfine Persoon widely outpointed Zarika Fatuma by scores of 79-73 and twice 80-72. Persoon is now expected to face Kremena Petkova in a WBC Final eliminator.
Kobe Vandekerhove WUD 8 Cedric Spera
Arno Casteleyn WUD 6 Ringo Verbauwhede
Halim Abdel Selmi WUD 6 Niko Verbauwhede
Razmik Grigoryan Drew 4 Pasquale Boriello
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Former Euro heavyweight champion Przemyslaw Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over four-time world title challenger Andrew Golota (41-9-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. In a good fight with back and forth action, Saleta finally finished it with a barrage of blows that sent Golota to the deck. Afterward, the 46-year-old Saleta, fighting for the first time in seven years, said this was definitely his last fight. The 45-year-old Golota who had been out of the ring for three-and-a-half years and has lost three straight, was unsure if he would fight again or not.
Former Euro heavyweight champion Przemyslaw Saleta (44-7, 22 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over four-time world title challenger Andrew …