Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Botha in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Frans “White Buffalo” Botha (48-8-3, 29 KOs) will clash with Rugby League football star Sonny Bill Williams (5-0, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, Australia on Friday. The 44-year-old South African Botha is coming off losses to Francesco Pianeta, Carlos Takam and Michael Grant. He has mixed it with world champions Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko. Australia’s Bob Mirovic lost to Botha in 2007. Williams is coming off a KO win over Clarence Tillman of the USA in 2012.

In main support WBA #7 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher (13-1, 7 KOs) will be in action against Kiatchai Singwancha (32-8, 21 KOs) over eight. Fletcher is chasing former WBA 168-pound champion Anthony Mundine but has been challenged by fellow Queenslander Omar Shaick. Also WBO #10 Alex Leapai (26-4-3, 21 KOs) will punch it out with Tennessee 6’4 heavyweight Matt Hicks (13-8, 12 KOs) over eight. Rugby League star Quade Cooper will make his debut against Billy Dunnett in a cruiserweight four rounder. Promoter Khoder Nasser Televised on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View. Ticketek $50-$250.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Frans “White Buffalo” Botha (48-8-3, 29 KOs) will clash …


Boxing News

Juanma will return to the ring in April

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KO’s), who made his first start in nearly 11 months on February 2, most likely will be in his second comeback fight in April before a ‘super fight’ between July and September according to Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions. Rivera also stated that he is already working on the next fights for WBO jr lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez, McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo and Jose ‘Chelo’ González.

“Probably they’ll all fight in April on various cards,” said Rivera. “As for Juanma, it could next be a tune-up fight. We have analyzed the situation. If there’s no worthwhile world title fight now, we won’t let him sit idle. I have the opportunity to make a really big fight with him between July and September. And up until I will not let him sit idle.”

Last Saturday Lopez scored a ninth round TKO over Brazilian Aldimar Santos Silva, sending him to the canvas three times.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former two-division world Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KO’s), who made his first start …



Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Bradley-Provodnikov

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM for the March 16 clash between undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. and #2-rated contender Ruslan Provodnikov at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777.

Pictured: Bradley arrives in Los Angeles for the big press conference to announce his HBO-televised fight.

Timothy Bradley: “I am so happy and inspired to be fighting in the Los Angeles area in front of my home state fans. There is nothing more exhilarating than defending your title for the first time. March 16 will be the first step in doing what I did as the junior welterweight champion, cleaning house.”

Ruslan Provodnikov: “I want to thank my team and HBO for making this fight happen and giving me this long awaited opportunity. I promise that once everyone sees this fight no one will regret making it happen because once we are both in the ring I will fight until the end and the more Bradley will want to fight me the more exciting this fight will be for everyone!” (more…)

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM for the March 16 clash between undefeated WBO welterweight …


Boxing News

Banks-Mitchell latest fight to fall through

The devastating run of February fight cancellations continues with Johnathon Banks reportedly pulling out of his February 16 rematch with Seth Mitchell due to a broken thumb suffered in sparring. The bout was to be the HBO co-feature for WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s defense against Gavin Rees.

So far this month, we have already lost the entire card featuring WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia vs Zab Judah on February 9th, plus IBF champion Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook on February 23 (both to be televised on Showtime) and now Banks-Mitchell. All three cards are promoted by Golden Boy.

The devastating run of February fight cancellations continues with Johnathon Banks reportedly pulling out of his February 16 rematch with …




Boxing News

Canadian collision course

By Dave Spencer

Undefeated Canadian rivals Baha Laham (10-0-1) and Tyler Asselstine (12-0) take centre stage this Friday as the co-feature for the GYM promoted Fast and Furious card at the Bell Centre in Montreal and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Asselstine was originally to have met Joel Diaz who pulled out with an injury late last week. Enter Laham who was in preparation for a fight on February 16, the same card actually that Asselstine was originally supposed to be featured on. FightNews had the opportunity to talk to both fighters in advance of this all important match-up. FightNews had the opportunity to talk to both fighters in advance of this all important match-up. Read to find out what each one had to say

By Dave Spencer Undefeated Canadian rivals Baha Laham (10-0-1) and Tyler Asselstine (12-0) take centre stage this Friday as the …


Boxing News

DKP wins Jones vs. Lebedev purse bid

Don King Productions will promote the fight between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and champion in recess Guillermo Jones. King himself attended the purse bid proceeding at WBA Headquarters in Panama and won the right to promote the fight with a bid of $712,000. John Wirt, representing Hrunov Promotions, bid $357,000. King said the potential sites are Panama, Miami and Nigeria, all in April. The auction was supervised by WBA VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza jr. and Miguel Prado, WBA Ratings Committee Chairman.

Don King Productions will promote the fight between WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev and champion in recess Guillermo Jones. King …


Boxing News

Wilson-Alekseev set for Feb 22 collision

On February 22, cruiserweight contender Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will meet Alexander Alekseev in a IBF cruiserweight elimination fight in Galati, Romania. The winner of Wilson-Alekseev will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF cruiserweight title, currently held by Yoan Pablo Hernandez, of Germany. Wilson (13-5-1, 7 K0s) is ranked #3 by the IBF, Alekseev (23-2-1, 20 K0s) is #4. Wilson is the USBA cruiserweight champion, Alekseev, a southpaw, is the European cruiserweight champion. The card is being promoted by EC Boxpromotion. It will be televised by Eurosport.

On February 22, cruiserweight contender Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will meet Alexander Alekseev in a IBF cruiserweight elimination fight …


Boxing News

Verdejo, Gonzalez headline March 23

Hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will back to the ring on March 23 in Puerto Rico in a new edition of Solo Boxeo Tecate show to be broadcast on UniMas (formerly Telefutura) along with world contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank. “After his TKO victory last Saturday, Top Rank wants to keep Verdejo busy and put him on the March 23 show on the great series Solo Boxeo Tecate debut this year in Puerto Rico. But we have another unbeaten and now world contender Bomba Gonzalez in action, maybe in a rematch against Omar Salado after their fight ended in a ‘no contest’ last Saturday,” PRBBP Vice-President Peter Rivera said. “We are working on the venue for this show, but it will be in the metropolitan area.” (more…)

Hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will back to the ring on March 23 in Puerto Rico in a new edition …



Announcement

Ring 8 Holiday & Awards ceremony is Feb 10th

ring8The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday afternoon (12p to 5p ET) at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Ring 8 “Fighter of the Year” newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “Fighter of the Decade” Joe Calzaghe will be in attendance. (more…)

The 26th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held this Sunday afternoon (12p to 5p ET) …


UFC

TUF episode three results

The Ultimate Fighter® returned Tuesday night on FX with the third episode of the season – “Embrace the Suffering.” In the second preliminary bout of the series, Uriah Hall, from Queens, N.Y., defeated St Louis’ Adam Cella with one of the most shattering knock outs in TUF™ history. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® returned Tuesday night on FX with the third episode of the season – “Embrace the Suffering.” In …


Boxing News

Hearn: We will fight tooth and nail for Brook

Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has responded via Twitter to claims that allegedly injured IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander may fight WBC champ Floyd Mayweather in a unification fight instead of fighting mandatory challenger Brook:

Number 1 we have a signed contract to fight Devon Alexander for the IBF Title. Number 2 If they want Alexander v Mayweather to be a unification they would have to ask for an exemption from the IBF which is very unlikely given we already have signed contracts AND any exemption would have to take place within 90 days of last bout. We questioned the injury and now we await news from Golden Boy which, given the news that they are looking to enter the UK promoting market should be interesting. We will fight tooth and nail for Kelvin Brook and thanks for your support. More news soon..

Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has responded via Twitter to claims that allegedly injured IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander may …


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Mayweather vs. Alexander?

IBF welterweight Devon Alexander pulled out of his scheduled February 23 fight against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Monday, citing a biceps injury. Now it looks like Alexander-Brook is on the backburner as Alexander is now now close to a May 4 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, according to Floyd himself. It was expected that Mayweather would face either Robert Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez, so it’s possible Alexander is being used as a bargaining chip. We’ll see.

IBF welterweight Devon Alexander pulled out of his scheduled February 23 fight against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Monday, citing …



Boxing News

Sandoval facing tough test

At 21-years-old, Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) is considered one of the strongest young prospects in Mexican boxing, but now he’s facing his biggest test. On Saturday, Sandoval will face southpaw Miguel Callist (27-8-1, 18 KOs), a former world title challenger. The bout will take place at the “Deportivo de los Trabajadores del Metro” in Mexico City. Sandoval has achieved important successes in Mexico, with opponents like Jorge “Pantera” Silva, Michel Rosales, Enrique Colin and Gabriel Martinez, however, Callist has won nine of his last 12 fights since 2005 and faced the likes of Juan Polo Perez, Lakva Sim, Juan Mosquera, Marcos Maidana, Charlie Navarro, Devon Alexander, William Gonzalez and in his most recent fight, in July 2012, he lost by decision to Alberto Mosquera for the Fedelatin title. (more…)

At 21-years-old, Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) is considered one of the strongest young prospects in Mexican boxing, but …


UFC

The Quotable Miss Rousey

Few athletes have had the impact Ronda Rousey has had over the last couple years, and things aren’t likely to slow down anytime soon as she prepares to make history on Saturday, February 23 as she defends her bantamweight crown against Liz Carmouche in the first ever women’s fight in the UFC. But before that UFC 157 main event in Anaheim’s Honda Center (perhaps to be renamed the Ronda Center before the night is done), here’s a sampling of Miss Rousey’s thoughts on her career, her opposition, and life as the baddest woman on the planet . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, on UFC.com
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Few athletes have had the impact Ronda Rousey has had over the last couple years, and things aren’t likely to …


Column

Giant Japan Boxing Update

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBC#6 super-light contender, unbeaten Japanese Yoshihiro Kamegai (22-0-1, 19 KOs), 149.5, decked his final bout prior to his departure for campaigning in the US from now on, when he impressively dispatched Mexican Jose Alberto Leal (8-5, 4 KOs), 149.5, with a vicious right-left combination penetrating the jaw at 1:59 of the second round in Tokyo, Japan, last Saturday (February 2). Kamegai, a skillful speedster, had tasted his first draw with Jorge Silva in Sacramento last October, and will fight abroad in May. The 30-year-old Japanese, nicknamed “Maestrito (young master)”, will hone his fists and cope with American or Mexican welterweights there since there is no competitive opposition in Asia. Bon voyage. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat WBC#6 super-light contender, unbeaten Japanese Yoshihiro Kamegai (22-0-1, 19 KOs), 149.5, decked his final …


Boxing News

Hovhannisyan returns Feb 22

On February 22, Gary Shaw Productions will present a ShoBox doubleheader featuring promising super featherweight Art Hovhannisyan (15-0-2, 8 KOs) against Alejandro Perez (16-3-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-rounder at Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, Calif. The Armenian-born Hovhannisyan, who moved to the United States in 2007, has been in the ring with tough competition such as Miguel Acosta, who Hovhannisyan defeated on an exciting, hard-fought split decision last July 20, and former world champion Cristobal Cruz. “We’ve matched this kid tough, that’s what he’s wanted,” said promoter Gary Shaw. “Art knows what he wants out of boxing; that’s an important part of the process because it’s not enough to want to be the best. That kind of mentality is vague and it puts you in a constant uphill battle. He’s after very specific goals and I believe he is well on his way to achieving his success.”

The eight-round co-feature will showcase Tureano “Reno” Johnson (13-0, 10 KOs), who represented the Bahamas in the 2008 Olympic Games, against fellow unbeaten Willie Fortune (15-0, 7 KOs) in a middleweight match.

On February 22, Gary Shaw Productions will present a ShoBox doubleheader featuring promising super featherweight Art Hovhannisyan (15-0-2, 8 KOs) …



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Boxing Buzz

Former IBF Superbantam Champ Steve Molitor has retired from fighting. The 32-year-old Canadian is all about being a father now. |more|

Longtime boxing coach Daniel Lujan, of Salinas, Calif., has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl for three years at the Salinas Boxing Club. |more|

The Scottish Ex-Boxers Association have voted Ricky Burns “Boxer of the Year” for the second year in a row . . . more

New Jersey Boxing Hall of Famer Jack Reno has passed away . . . more

Former IBF Superbantam Champ Steve Molitor has retired from fighting. The 32-year-old Canadian is all about being a father now. …


UFC

Don’t Miss The Most Shocking Finish In TUF History Tonight

Don’t Miss The Most Shocking Finish In TUF History – All New Ultimate Fighter TONIGHT
Team Sonnen’s Luke Barnatt earned his team’s first win in the tournament, and tonight they look to continue their winning ways when the explosive Uriah Hall takes on Team Jones’ Adam Cella! You won’t want to miss the most incredible finish in TUF history – The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs Team Sonnen, all-new tonight at 9pm on FX
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AWE TV

Stevenson-Boone on Wealth TV

IBF #1 super middleweight contender Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) will risk his mandatory challenger status against upset artist Darnell Boone (19-20-3, 8 KOs) in a March 22 rematch at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The bout, for the NABA title, can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Stevenson knows all about the spoiler talents of Boone, having been stopped by Boone in two rounds back in April 2010. “Superman” hopes to avenge his only defeat, before fighting for the IBF world championship belt in the summer.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

IBF #1 super middleweight contender Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) will risk his mandatory challenger status against upset artist …


Boxing News

Algieri to face Peralta

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect and hometown hero Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) will face the biggest challenge of his career against Jose “Mangu” Peralta (10-1, 6 KOs) in the televised co-main event of the NBC Sports Network card on February 23 from The Paramount in Huntington, NY. In the other featured bout, undefeated heavyweights Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (14-0, 10 KOs) and Malik Scott (35-0, 12 KOs) will meet in a scheduled ten-rounder.

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect and hometown hero Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) will face the biggest challenge of his career …


Boxing News

Zou Shiming Grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion makes his Grand Arrival at The Venetian Las Vegas Porte Cochere in Las Vegas. Shiming is greeted by his Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian and The Palazzo. Shiming is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on April 6, at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion makes his Grand …


Boxing News

It’s official: Gradovich replaces Franco against Dib

Last week, Cuban Olympian Luis Franco, unexpectedly pulled out of his scheduled March 1 World Championship bout against IBF Featherweight Champion Billy Dib. The bout will be Dib’s second stateside appearance and will be aired live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights from Foxwoods Resort Casino’s MGM Grand Theater, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions. Dib is now scheduled to defend his belt against the IBF #11 rated, undefeated Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8KO’s). While the sudden withdrawal by Franco was unfortunate, boxing insiders actually view the 26-year-old Gradovich as a much more appealing opponent for the world championship matchup.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Gradovich. “Becoming a world champion has been a life-long dream of mine and on March 1st I will finally have that chance. This is going to be a very special night for me, as not only am I fighting for my first world title, but it will be shown on ESPN so the entire country will have the opportunity to watch it. I am already in great shape and I am going to show the world what I am capable of come March 1.” (more…)

Last week, Cuban Olympian Luis Franco, unexpectedly pulled out of his scheduled March 1 World Championship bout against IBF Featherweight …


Boxing News

Froch and Kessler hit Denmark

Photos: Team Sauerland

Super middleweight champions Mikkel Kessler (WBA) and Carl Froch (IBF) wrapped up their two day international media tour in Denmark on Tuesday evening. One day after facing the press at the O2 Arena in London, they caught up with the Danish media at a crowded press conference that was televised live all over the Viking Warrior’s home country. On May 25, Kessler and Froch will collide at the O2 Arena in London.

“We sold 15,000 tickets on the first day and we’re virtually sold out,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “The interest has been huge, but that’s no surprise given the dramatic first fight. Mikkel Kessler and Carl Froch are two very special fighters who will leave it all in the ring once again. Mikkel beat Carl once and I am sure he will beat him again.” (more…)

Photos: Team Sauerland Super middleweight champions Mikkel Kessler (WBA) and Carl Froch (IBF) wrapped up their two day international media …


Boxing News

Peltz: Jennings ready to fight Wladimir Klitschko

Undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is more than willing to challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Germany, according to Jennings’ promoter, J Russell Peltz. “I cannot understand why Klitschko’s people are having such a tough time finding someone to fight,” Peltz said. “I spoke with their American representatives a few weeks ago and offered Jennings but I was told we were not being considered.”

Jennings, 28, of Philadelphia, is ranked #3 by the IBF and #22 by the WBC. He turned pro in 2010 and is 16-0, 8 K0s, and he holds the USBA heavyweight title. “I am sure there are more than a few European boxing fans who have heard of Jennings, especially after he knocked out (ex-WBO champion) Sergei Liakhovich last year in Brooklyn,” Peltz added. “Some of the recent names that have been tossed out there couldn’t stand up to Jennings, so I do not see what the problem is with finding someone credible to fight Klitschko. Bryant has been asking for this fight for months.”

Undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is more than willing to challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Germany, …


Boxing News

Ceja working with Beristain

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Bantamweight Julio “Pollito” Ceja, unbeaten in 23 fights with 21 knockouts, has now started training with Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain at the famed Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Julio and his brother Luis “Gallito” Ceja are considered strong candidates to become world champions. Both Ceja brothers will be in the ring on February 9 at the Arena Itson in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

Julio Ceja defends his WBC Fecarbox belt against world ranked Nicaraguan Henry Maldonado, while Luis Ceja is looking to poach the WBC International silver light flyweight belt against Alejandro “Terrible” Morales on a card headlined by former three-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto against Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz for the WBC Silver light welterweight title. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Bantamweight Julio “Pollito” Ceja, unbeaten in 23 fights with 21 knockouts, has now started training with …


Boxing News

Jorge Linares Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two-division world champion Jorge Linares won’t be making his comeback fight on March 16 in Panama but is still training in Hawaii with Teiken Gym staff and Cuban trainer Ismael Salas. Linares could return later in March with an opponent and venue to be announced. “I would like a rematch against Mexican former WBC lightweight world champion Antonio De Marco,” said Linares, “and in the future to face the current American WBC lightweight world champion Adrian Broner.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former two-division world champion Jorge Linares won’t be making his comeback fight on March 16 in …


Boxing News

Shaw inks Broadhurst

Gary Shaw Productions has signed light heavyweight prospect Trent “The Terrible” Broadhurst, who resides in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Broadhurst, who stands 6’2 and comes from Angelo Di Carlo’s Ace Boxing team, possess a record of 9-1, 6 KOs. “Trent is a wonderful kid with fantastic boxing skills and he’ll be a great addition to our already deep roster,” said Shaw. “I look forward to promoting him here in the U.S. as well as his native land of Australia, with my partner Angelo Di Carlo. Look for the very skilled Broadhurst to be back in the ring by the end of this month in Australia and in the USA soon. “I have immediate plans to bring Trent to the United States in the near future,” stated Shaw. “With Daniel Geale leading the movement of great Australian fighters, Brunker and Broadhurst are sure to follow with their own success. The sky is the limit for all my Australian fighters.”

Gary Shaw Productions has signed light heavyweight prospect Trent “The Terrible” Broadhurst, who resides in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Broadhurst, …


Boxing News

Filippone replaces Hasson at The Chase

By Rick Scharmberg

Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (12-2-1, 2 KOs) will replace Dennis Hasson in the main event this Friday night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Filippone, who eagerly accepted what will be his second fight in just two weeks, will face Kevin “Hitman” Engle (20-6, 16 KOs) in the ten round main event. They will be fighting for the interim NABA light heavyweight title, which comes with a top-15 ranking in the WBA. “Dennis injured his ribs in training,” said Dave Tiberi, of Champs Management. “Frank Filippone is a throwback. It is ironic that we will be honoring Delaware police, and Dennis is a police officer in Virginia. He is humble and excited about getting this opportunity.” (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (12-2-1, 2 KOs) will replace Dennis Hasson in the main event this …


Boxing News

Vic Darchinyan speaks out

Photo: Big Joe Miranda
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Fightnews.com spoke to former world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs), who is coming off a great win over Luis Orlando De Valle last September. Darchinyan says he will KO “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire if he agrees to give him the rematch he has been chasing since 2007. He also says that Guillermo Rigondeux has a glass jaw and should not be in same ring as Nonito. Vic is also chasing a rematch with Abner Mares, whom he claims is a cheat.

“I want to fight Donaire,” said Darchinyan. “I deserve the chance to fight him before a glass jawed bum like Rigondeux. Who is Rigondeux to be even in the same ring as Nonito? He’s done nothing, he fights bums and his jaw is like a egg shell. What do you have to do to earn respect in this game? I have fought champions, I’ve ducked no one and then I read in some places that Rigondeux deserves a shot more than me. That’s what happens when people that have never fought in a ring get involved in reporting our sport. Look at Rigondeux’s opponents. Maybe I should have just fought bums to get respect. I would still be undefeated. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews.com spoke to former world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs), …


UFC

UFC Stockholm Tix on Sale Feb. 9

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) returns to Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, April 6 for UFC® STOCKHOLM 2013: GUSTAFSSON vs. MOUSASI. Rising Swedish light heavyweight Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson will headline the five-round main event, taking on former STRIKEFORCE® light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, of the Netherlands, on FUEL TV . . . More
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Boxing Result

Late Results from Elizabeth, PA

Lightweight Rod Salka (17-2, 4 KOs) of Bunola, Pennsylvania won the vacant NABA USA title last Saturday at the Courttime Sports Complex, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, with a fifth round stoppage of Emmanuel Lucero (26-14-1) of Scranton.

On the undercard, middleweight Nick Brinson (12-1-2, 6 KOs) of Geneva, NY won a six-round decision over Justin Williams (4-7-2, 2 KOs) of Beaumont, Texas.

Lightweight Rod Salka (17-2, 4 KOs) of Bunola, Pennsylvania won the vacant NABA USA title last Saturday at the Courttime …


Boxing News

Zou Shiming in America

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion, arrives with his wife Ying Ying at Los Angeles International Airport from China Monday night enroute to Las Vegas for his Grand Arrival and to begin training. Shiming’s Grand Arrival at The Venetian Las Vegas Porte Cochere, will take place the following day, Tuesday, February 5, at Noon. Shiming will be greeted by his Top Rank promoters, Bob Arum and Todd duBoef; his new trainers, Freddie Roach and Miguel Diaz; and John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian and The Palazzo. Shiming is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on April 6, at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. (more…)

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Amateur Champion, arrives with his wife Ying …


Boxing News

Klitschko vs. Oquendo on April 6?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Puerto Rican heavyweight Fres Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) tonight confirmed that negotiations are underway for an April 6 title shot against WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KOs) in Hanover, Germany. Klitschko is planning to make an optional defense and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Odlanier Solis has been named as a potential challenger, however Oquendo, ranked WBA #5 and WBA #12, is also acceptable.

“They want to give the chance to Solis who hasn’t proven himself like I have, but my manager is working on it and it’s possible that in the end Wladimir could face me on April 6. I’m training to get in the best condition to rip his head off. He has been fighting mediocre boxers. Give me the opportunity and don’t avoid me!”

Oquendo says he believes Wlad is ducking him. “He saw me sparring with his brother Vitali for the fight with Tomasz Adamek and I was getting to him. Maybe that’s why he’s avoiding me. But we hope for the fight on April 6.”

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Puerto Rican heavyweight Fres Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) tonight confirmed that negotiations are underway …


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