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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous ...

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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Boxing News

Salvador Sanchez II returns to the U.S.

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sanchez II, the nephew of the late great Salvador Sanchez, is ready to make his return to the U.S. for a bout sometime in September. With the anniversary 30th of his uncle’s passing just around the corner (August 12th), the timing could not be better for Sanchez who is ranked #9 by the WBC and has a record of 30-4-3 and holds the WBC CABOFE featherweight belt. “I am now ready for my return to the US. We had some great fights in Mexico which we used to gain the necessary experience for title contention and now I want the winner of the Johnny Gonzalez and Ponce de Leon fight. We were scheduled to fight Gonzalez on July 7 but an agreement couldn’t be reached,” said Sanchez II.



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Frank Warren

Frank and the Board: ‘If things don’t change, I may opt not to hold a licence with the present Board.’

A rift has developed between Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control that threatens to create a chasm through the sport in the UK. Speaking with boxing writer, Glynn Evans, Warren goes deep into the roots of his dissatisfaction and suggests remedies that could help restore equilibrium. (more…)



July 17th, 2012


Boxing News

Full Report: Igarashi-Jaro

By Joe Koizumi
Photos courtesy WBC

Japanese southpaw ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBC flyweight belt as he coped with wild-swinging Filipino champ Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs), 112, to earn a split verdict (116-112, 115-113, 112-116) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Saitama, Japan. It was a typical boxer-puncher confrontation with Igarashi outboxing and Jaro infighting though the tide was busily turning before 5,800 spectators.

David Mendoza (US) and Kyongha Shin (Korea) saw the give-and-take affair 116-112 and 115-113 respectively for the fast-moving Japanese, while Luis Escalona (US) 116-112 for the hard-hitting Filipino. The referee was Gelasio Perez from Mexico. (more…)



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Full Report: Uchiyama-Farenas

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 14 KOs), 130, a Japanese hard-puncher, kept his belt as he was held to a technical draw by Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-4-1NC, 26 KOs), 130, because of the titlist’s wide and deep laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:15 of the third round on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Uchiyama’s KO streak in world title goes unfortunately stopped at five in his home turf when referee Raul Caiz Jr. made a well-timed stoppage just after a heavy head-collision. (more…)



July 17th, 2012


Boxing News

67 seconds between rounds?

Jonathan Miller, head of NBC Sports, has asked the Association of Boxing Commissions to increase the time between rounds an additional seven seconds to allow a full minute for commercials and still have a few seconds to replay highlights of the previous round.

Miller wrote:

“NBC has a major concern with the rigid timing between rounds set forth by the Boxing Commissions in each state. We feel strongly this mandate negatively impacts the quality of television production. The Fight Night Series will simply not survive without advertising support and allowing us to be storytellers. We must run two, thirty second commercial units between each round. The inability to come back from a one minute commercial break without any additional time to show highlight(s) from the previous round and set up the next round is a disservice to the boxing viewer and most importantly the athletes who are giving their all in the ring.

“For this reason, the NBC Sports Group is officially requesting an increase from sixty seconds between each round to sixty seven seconds to allow us to better serve our audience and improve the quality of our shows. This change will make the sport more broadcast friendly and substantially increase a boxer’s ability to make a living on a platform other than the pay channels of HBO, Showtime & PPV. The NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL all have adapted to this broadcast friendly model and with their network partners customized mutually beneficial television timings. This timing change will not negatively impact the integrity of competition but only enhance the content in building stars and elevating the great sport of boxing.

“We ask that you give this timing request every possible consideration.”



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

DeMarco, Molina quotes

On September 8, WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs), will put his title on the line when he faces John Molina, Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs). The 12-round championship bout will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., as the co-feature to Andre “SOG” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) and will be televised live on HBO.

Antonio DeMarco: “I will represent my country of Mexico with courage and honor when I step in the ring with Molina. I accomplished my dream of becoming a world champion and now I will die in the ring to keep it. Molina is fighting for his first world title so he’s going to bring a lot of heart into the ring, but my heart and desire to keep my belt will take me to victory. I will remain champion!”

John Molina: “I’m glad to hear DeMarco will have courage and honor in the ring. I will leave it all in the ring that night and I will realize my dream of becoming a world champion. I promise you, when we’re done, it will be considered a fight of the year candidate. I do not anticipate this fight going 12-rounds.”



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Alvarez-Lopez public presser today in LA

Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will host a press event festival today at 1PM at the at the iconic Placita Olvera – Father Sera Park in Los Angeles to officially announce their WBC super welterweight world championship fight taking place September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo and Lopez will be joined by Jhonny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce De Leon as they announce their WBC featherweight world championship showdown which is part of the Sept. 15 quadruple-header. The third “Knockout Kings” bout will also be announced and the fighters will also be at the press conference. The event is open to the public. Fans should plan to arrive at noon.



July 17th, 2012

UFC

Frustration fuels Court McGee

Nothing went as Court McGee had planned leading into his last fight. Things didn’t play out as he had expected once the cage door closed either, and the combination of the two has the former Ultimate Fighter winner irritated, but intensely focused as he readies to make his return to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 149 . . . click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Orlando Salido Update

Photos: Pete Susens

WBO Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) crosses one over on tough veteran Jesus Ruiz while training at The Destroyer Gym in Nogales, Mexico. Salido is preparing for his July 28th non-title battle with Moises Gutierrez (21-4, 8 KOs) of Chile. That bout will take place in Chihuahua, Mexico. Salido is again working with trainer Santos Moreno. After a hard day’s work, Salido then relaxed a bit with manager Sean Gibbons. More photos…



July 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Perez defends against Cano Saturday

Unbeaten WBA interim super lightweight beltholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (15-0-1, 12 KOs) defends against Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (24-1-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. Perez faces his toughest test against Cano, who is best known for his gutsy effort after stepping in on short notice against ring legend Erik Morales in their September 2011 title fight.

The co-feature is a ten-rounder between lightweights Jorge Romero (22-5, 19 KOs) and Rudy Lopez (25-5-2, 16 KOs). FOX Deportes will televise in the United States.



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

New foe for Ayala

Once again, middleweight Elvin Ayala finds himself in the unenviable position of having to deal with a last-minute change of opponent, except this time he’s actually prepared for the unexpected. Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs), the reigning WBC USNBC beltholder from New Haven, Conn., was originally scheduled to face hard-hitting Jesus Gonzales, but with Gonzales unable to acquire a license from the Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation, Ayala will now face John Mackey (13-7-3, 6 KOs) in Saturday’s 10-round main event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.



July 16th, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Faber vs. Barao

Urijah Faber isn’t the UFC Bantamweight Champion. Yet, it is undeniable that the “California Kid” is the most famous 135-pound mixed martial artist in America—period . . . click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Martin, St. John 30-day weigh-in

The mandatory WBC 30-Day weigh-in has taken place for the super welterweight world title that female boxing legends Christy Martin and Mia St John will fight for on August 14th at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA. The contracted weight is 150 lbs., so both fighters are within the required limits.

Christy Martin – 157 lbs
Mia St John – 145 lbs



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Rubio-Quillin on September 15?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that there is a possibility that Marco Antonio Rubio (54-6-1, 47 KOs) could face Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (27-0, 20 KOs) on the undercard of the fight between WBC 154lb champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez on September 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Broner-Escobedo Fight Week kicks off

Cincinnati-area fight fans are invited at attend a media workout featuring unbeaten WBO junior lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and his challenger Vicente “Chente” Escobedo on Tuesday at the Mount Auburn Rec Center (270 Southern Ave). Broner will work out at 2PM and Escobedo will be there at 3PM. Also, six local area undercard fighters, Chris Pearson, Brandon Bennett, David Long, William Jackson, De’Vonte Allen and Mel Crossty will workout at 3:30PM. All fighter workouts are open to the public.

Broner (23-0, 19 KOs) and Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) collide Saturday in a twelve-rounder for Broner’s WBO belt at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman (17-0, 16 KOs) faces his toughest test in Orlando Lora (29-2-2, 19 KOs). Both bouts will be televised by HBO.



July 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

Late Results from Pittsburgh

Former #1 super featherweight Monty Meza-Clay (33-3, 21 KOs) scored a hard fought eight round majority decision over Emmanuel “The Butcher” Lucero (26-12-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the 3 Rivers Casino in Pttsburgh, PA. Lucero poured in on in rounds two and three, but Meza-Clay took command late to win 78-74, 77-75 and 76-76. Meza-Clay won his fifth straight fight.

In the co-feature, unbeaten middleweight Lennox Allen moved to 16-0-1 with 10 KOs after a fourth round TKO of Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-15-3, 12 KOs). Walker is now 0-14-1 in his last 15 bouts.

Other results:
Bill Hutchinson D4 Curtis Morton (welterweight)
Sam Vasquez W4 Anthony Willis (welterweight)
Jaque Lutz D4 Steve Tyner (light heavyweight)
Dan Martz TKO4 Jon Hill (heavyweight)



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko holds Moscow Presser

KMG announces that Klitschko against Charr will be on HBO

Photos: www.olimpik.ru / KMG

WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko held a press conference today in Moscow, Russia to officially announce that he’ll defend his title against Manuel Charr at the SC Olimpiyski Sports Arena on September 8. “Charr thinks I am dead and he can tear me up like a wild lion. But my name is Dr. Ironfist and Charr will feel this and lose all his teeth. He will walk back to the tiger’s cage without teeth.” Tickets are available on www.olimpik.ru (booking), hotline + 7 (495) 786 33 33 and www.concert.ru, hotline + 7 (495) 644 22 22. In Germany, Klitschko vs. Charr will be broadcasted on RTL, Russia 2 will show the fight in Russia, in the US it will be shown on HBO. More photos…



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Amir Khan Statement

I would like to thank all my fans and well wishers for the amazing support I’ve had from you since my defeat on Saturday night. Obviously the fight never went as planned but credit has to go to Danny Garcia who caught me with a good shot in the third round that I couldn’t fully recover from. I guess that’s boxing, where one punch can change everything, it’s the reason so many fans love the sport. Many fighters down the years have bounced back from defeat to prove their greatness and that’s exactly what I intend to do. (more…)



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Lozada returns Saturday in Rosarito, BC

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hot prospect jr welterweight Antonio “Kañas” Lozada (26-1, 22 KOs) will face experienced Carlos Urias (45-23-1, 34 KOs) in a ten-round fight on Saturday in the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Auditorium in Rosarito, Baja California. In the co-feature, former world title challenger Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (19-2, 13 KOs) will face Lorenzo “Explosivo” Trejo (30-24-1, 17 KOs) in a light flyweightten-rounder. In other action, welterweight champion of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona” tournament Johnny “Vaquero” Navarrete (24-6-1, 11 KO’s) against Joel “Dinamita” Juarez (34-21-2, 12 KO​​s) in ten round clash and in an eight round jr welterweight bout Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (20-1, 18 KOs) takes on Rafael Cobos (11-4-4, 3KOs). The card, billed as “Casta de Campeones,” is presented by Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast in Mexico on Cadena 3.



July 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Mares returning on September 15?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It is reported that WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares could be added to the undercard of the September 15 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the card headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defending his WBC super welterweight belt against Josesito Lopez. Mares would defend against an opponent to be announced. On Tuesday at the iconic Placita Olvera in Los Angeles Golden Boy will officially announce the September 15 “Knockout Kings” event. Over the weekend it was confirmed that Marcos Maidana will face Jesus Soto Karass in a ten round welterweight scrap. Also Johnny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce De Leon fight for the WBC featherweight title, so Golden Boy is putting together a strong undercard to compete with the PPV telecast of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Sergio Martinez.



July 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

Uchiyama keeps WBA 130lb belt by technical draw

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 14 KOs), 130, a Japanese hard-puncher, kept his belt as he was held to a technical draw with Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-4-1 NC), 130, because of the titlist’s wide and deep laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:15 of the third round on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Uchiyama’s KO streak in world title goes unfortunately stopped at five in his home turf when referee Raul Caiz Sr. made a well-timed stoppage just after a heavy head-collision. (More to come)



July 16th, 2012

UFC

See Renan Barao at his best


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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

Igarashi wins WBC 112lb belt from Jaro

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese southpaw ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBC flyweight belt as he coped with wild-swinging Filipino champ Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs), 112, to earn a split verdict (116-112, 115-113, 112-116) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Saitama, Japan. (More to come)



July 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

Harrison remains undefeated in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

DC welterweight Dusty Harrison remained undefeated with a first-round stoppage of Reggie Nash. The bout was stopped at 2:32 of the round. Harrison raises his record to 7-0, four KOs. Nash of Grand Rapids, MI, is now 10-30-1, two KOs. (more…)



July 16th, 2012

Announcement

Ex-Kronk Trainer Hears Final Bell

By Bob Ryder

William “Bill” Miller, former trainer during the golden era of The Kronk Gym, passed away Saturday in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, MI after a lengthy illness. Miller turned pro at 17, racking up 26 wins in his 30 bouts before moving on to instructing others in the game’s finer points. He trained world champs, Davey Moore, Joe Manley, Lindell Holmes, Bronco McKart and was instrumental in developing a young James “Lights Out” Toney into the top notch pro he became. He also assisted Emanuel Steward in the corner of Hall of Famer Thomas Hearns. In addition to training champion level fighters, Miller spent countless hours teaching others about the sport. Up until his most recent illness, he could still be found at an occasional fight card, offering his pearls of wisdom to even the most novice of fighters.

He is pictured here (far right) in conversation with Detroit’s ex heavyweight contender Al “Blue” Lewis at a 2009 function. Miller was 87 years old at his passing.



July 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Montoya, Lopez win in Colorado

By Bill Green at ringside

In a battle of Colorado Heavyweights, Joey “The Beast” Montoya, of Colorado Springs, out pointed Denver’s Chris “Da Future” Green in route to a unanimous decision victory on Friday Night at the EXDO Event Center located in downtown Denver, Colorado. The scheduled eight round Heavyweight contest was promoted by Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions. (more…)



July 15th, 2012

UFC

2012’s unofficial half-year awards: The Submissions

For the most part, trying to determine the best submissions of the first half of 2012 comes down to individual preferences. Do you like technical wizardry, pulling off a move with a high degree of difficulty, tapping out a highly-regarded foe, or just finishing a fight in dramatic fashion? Well, hopefully we covered all bases here, and if your favorite isn’t here, six months from now that may change when the list goes from five to ten . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 15th, 2012

Boxing Result

Santos crushes Cruz

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

In a spectacular performance, featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (7-0, 6 KOs) from Carolina Puerto Rico demolished Juan “Pito” Cruz in five rounds. After perfect jabs and power body punches, the “Little Giant” did enough to stop Cruz. “It was a great fight I learned a lot. He is a true veteran. Was taking care of his head and landing my punches. I am very proud to fight in my backyard in front of my people,” Santos stated.

In a super flyweight rematch, Juan “Cowi” Herrera scored a six round unanimous decision over Christian Fernández. “Cowi” Herrera landed perfect combinations over Fernández during the entire fight that gave him the victory. (more…)



July 15th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Garcia vs. Khan

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. and Miguel Maravilla
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In the run up to the unification bout between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia, the undefeated Latino vowed that he would back up his father’s sh*t talking for a 24th time by defeating Khan’s rising star.

“King” Khan retaliated by promising that not only would Garcia finally meet a Pakistani that could fight, but that he would knock out the Philadelphia fighter . . . Click here for full gallery and report



July 15th, 2012

Boxing News

World title twinbill in Japan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0, 15 KOs), Japan, will make his fifth defense against Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-3, 26 KOs) in his native place Saitama (adjacent prefecture to Tokyo) tomorrow (Monday, our national holiday). Though Farenas is a hard-punching prospect, Uchiyama scored five consecutive KO victories since his title-winning performance against the current IBF ruler Juan Carlos Salgado in January 2010. Also, WBC flyweight ruler Sonny Boy Jaro (34-10-5, 24 KOs), a free-swinging Filipino banger, will put his newly acquired belt against official challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs), a taller ex-Olympian of Japan, on the same bill. For Jaro, it will be his initial defense since he stunned the boxing world by his really unexpected coronation on a sixth-round demolition of formidable titlist Pongsaklek Wongjongkam in Thailand this March.

Today there was a weigh-in ceremony at the Korakuen Restaurant, where all the contestants in the main events scaled in at the limit—Uchiyama and Farenas at 130 pounds, while Jaro and Igarashi 112. Only Jaro took an hour and a half to reduce 500 grams (one pound and a quarter) to make the class limit.



July 15th, 2012

Boxing Result

Photos: Haye KOs Chisora in five

By Karl Freitag
Photos courtesy Frank Warren Promotions

Former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over recent heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night on West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground at Upton Park in London. Haye was much busier than Chisora, who was unable to connect with wild shots. Good exchange at the end of round three. Good right by Haye in round five dropped Chisora. Haye dropped him again with his follow-up barrage and the bout was waved off by referee Luis Pabon. Time was 2:59. Very impressive win for Haye as Vitali Klitschko, Robert Helinius and Tyson Fury all failed to stop Chisora in his previous losses. After the fight the fighters hugged and showed respect.

“I’d be very surprised if Vitali Klitschko would want to fight me now after seeing the performance I put on tonight,” said Haye after the fight. “I guarantee he’s going to fight some chump no one’s ever heard of and then try and retire and become a politician or something, but if he wants to give the world a great fight — I’m here!” (more…)



July 15th, 2012

Feature Story

Crowing Pains

Garcia, team have last word at post-fight following upset win over Khan

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

“Why be nice to someone who wants to kill me?” was the question posed by unified WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, a half-hour after crushing Amir “King” Khan Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

“But no hard feelings.”

A heavy underdog in the fight, Garcia was slated to lose his slice of the 140-pound championship to Khan. Instead, Garcia weathered an early shellacking, then struck back in round three, reintroducing the just-once-KO’d Khan to the canvas, before a round-of-the-year candidate of a fourth round, in which the Philly kid clinched the TKO win after two more knockdowns.

“I knew I was built for this,” Garcia basked, beamed and blazed behind a podium stacked high with a pile of championship leather and brass. (more…)



July 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Maidana-Soto-Karass official September 15th

In a fight that should produce some good two way action based on the history of both fighters WBA Junior welterweight regular champion Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) of Argentina will take on Los Angeles, California-based Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3, 17 KOs) of Mexico. The 10 round bout will be fought at the welterweight limit. The two will do battle on the undercard of the main event which will feature of WBC light middleweight Saul Alvarez defending against Josesito Lopez.



July 15th, 2012

UFC

Rockhold defeats Kennedy on Strikeforce

Over a year after their first match-up was postponed due to injury, Luke Rockhold met Tim Kennedy in the Strikeforce hexagon, this time in Rockhold’s second title defense since winning the belt last September. The middleweight champion used takedown defense, submission attempts and, perhaps most effectively, his long range to stymie the game Kennedy and keep his belt over five hard-fought rounds . . . click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Results from Argentina

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian WBO female super featherweight world champion Alejandra Oliveras (27-2-2, 13 KOs) won by technical knockout in five rounds against Panamanian challenger Midalia Asprilla (9-1-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at Salón de los Bomberos Voluntarios in General Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the other featured bout, super lightweight Cesar Cuenca (43-0, 1 KO) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Claudio Olmedo (26-4, 25 KOs) for the WBO Latino title. Scores were 118-111, 114-112 and 114-113.



July 15th, 2012




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