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Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

Pacquiao reveals pre-fight shoulder injury

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Emily Harney Manny Pacquiao said at the post fight press conference that he was essentially a one-armed fighter for much ...

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Mayweather says he’s giving up belts

Mayweather says he's giving up belts

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Emily Harney WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he's relinquishing all his world titles on Monday or within a ...

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Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

Lomachenko KOs Rodriguez in 9th; Santa Cruz dominates Cayetano

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBO featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ninth round ...

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Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in Fight of the Century

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Unbeaten WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) scored a twelve round ...

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Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

Beltran destroys Ao, WBO title remains vacant

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Emily Harney The WBO lightweight title formerly held by Terence Crawford, who moved up in weight, will remain ...

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Boxing News

Top Rank re-inks Diego Magdaleno

Photos: Top Rank

Unbeaten super featherweight Diego Magdaleno today re-signed with Top Rank. He is 24, 20-0, a NABF Champion. Diego will next box Nov 11 on eve of Pacquiao vs Marquez at Mandalay Bay.



August 25th, 2011



Feature Story

Berto shows fire

By Karl Freitag

Normally laid back former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto bristled today when a reporter suggested that he risks becoming a forgotten fighter after losing his title to Victor Ortiz. “Is that what it is? You lose one fight you’re forgotten about? Fighters have shown for years and years they lose one fight then come back a whole lot bigger than they were before,” stated Berto. “Saying that kind of thing blows my mind about you reporters or just the sport in general sometimes. You have a kid who has a lot of hype and goes undefeated, he loses one fight, one CLOSE fight, and you act like you’re automatically gonna write him off, off one fight? (more…)



August 25th, 2011

UFC

Silva makes it look easy

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!


Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa

Without a doubt, putting in eight weeks of a grueling training camp to culminate in a one-on-one fight against a man of similar or superior skill is one of the toughest things a man (or woman) can do.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva makes it look easy. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

After a long and enjoyable summer, another edition of the Southern California Fight Scene updates fight fans on news and notes on boxers from Southern California and fight cards in the area.

Fight fans should enjoy tonight’s fight card at Club Nokia at L.A Live in downtown Los Angeles. In the main event, Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KO’s) will face off against Hector Serrano (13-2, 5 KO’s) in a six round lightweight bout. Also on the card is a six round lightweight bout between East L.A.’s Ramon Valadez (9-1, 5 KO’s) and Noe Lopez (7-9, 4 KO’s). Tickets for tonight’s show start at $15. Doors open at 7PM, with first bell scheduled for 8PM. The card is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Feature Story

Adamek hopes Vitali keeps word

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team

“I hope Vitali will keep his word to make September 10 a wide open affair, because to have entertaining fight you need two fighters. I will do everything I can, as always, to do so” said Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) during the last days of his training camp before fighting Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO) in Wrocław, Poland. Adamek speaks about the most important moments of his career and unusual experience of being part of an earthquake… (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Don King Birthday Bash Pics

Photos: David Martin Warr

Little did Don King know, while he was celebrating his 80th birthday with a barbecue at his South Florida home attended by friends and family, that for a few hours on Saturday he was the No. 1 search topic in the world at Yahoo.com–ahead of Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera and Josh Groban! more + photos



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

El Maja to draw big crowd

In an unprecedented way top prospect from Miami Hairon “El Maja” Socarras moves fans by tidal waves. Hundreds of fans have hired shuttle buses from Miami to make the three hour journey to support their love child from South Florida when he takes on Eduardo Melendez from Puerto Rico this Friday at the Boxeo Telemundo event featuring the rematch between Jose “Miau” Nieves of Carolina Puerto Rico versus Cuauthemoc Vargas of Mexico City, Mexico from Kissimmee, Fla. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Los Angeles

Hector Serrano 136.4 vs. Juan Garcia 136.6
Dion Savage 169.8 vs. Eddie Tigs 169.6
Ernesto Ocon 146.8 vs. Juan Carlos Diaz 147
Ramon Valadez 131.8 vs. Noe Lopez Jr 132.6
Jose Sanchez 129 vs. Ricardo Garcia 128.6
Venue: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, United States
Promoter: Golden Boy



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Ouali-Jones added to ‘Star Power’

By Francisco Salazar

An attractive welterweight bout has been added to the “Star Power” card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 17th. Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com on Tuesday afternoon that contender Said Ouali (28-3 1 ND, 20 KO’s) will take on crafty veteran Carson Jones in a 10 round bout. Jones (31-8-2, 21 KO’s), who has won his last five bouts in a row by knockout, is currently in Big Bear, CA, where he is being used as a sparring partner for Saul Alvarez. He was victorious in his last bout in July, stopping former fringe contender Germaine Sanders in the sixth round.

Ouali, who fights under the Mayweather Promotions banner, stopped Dumont Welliver in his last bout in May. It was his first bout since the controversial second round no contest in December against Randall Bailey. In that bout, Ouali was injured after he fell over the top rope and onto a table after losing his balance when Bailey inadvertently lifted him onto the top rope following a clench. The Ouali-Jones bout will top the non-televised portion of the card.



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia-Fuentes officials

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel today announced the officials who will work the mini-flyweight title bout between champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia and #9 rated Moises Fuentes this Saturday at the Auditorio Benito Juarez of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The referee will be Jose Maria Zavala Solis from Mexico. The judges are Alejandro Lopez-Cid, Victor Salomon and Alfredo Polanco, all from Mexico. WBO Supervisor will be Rafael Lopez Santos.



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Froch wants winner-take-all

By Robert Hough

Carl Froch said Wednesday the loser of his fight with Andre Ward should get no money. “I’ll bet my purse against his, ” the Nottingham, England native and WBC super middleweight champion said moments before a press conference in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, Calif. “I’m serious. Anyone can say they’re confident. I mean it.”

Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) and Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), whose three-city media tour took them to London and New York on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, talked about the fight in an event that was open to the public and attracted about 150 fans. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Pryor Jr-Oosthuizen for IBO belt

Aaron Pryor Jr, son of International Hall of Famer, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor will be following in his fathers footsteps when he fights for the IBO super middleweight world belt. Pryor Jr (16-3, 11 KOs) will go against unbeaten Thomas Oosthuizen (15-0, 11 KOs) on the September 3 undercard of Berto vs Zaveck in Biloxi, Mississippi.



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Witherspoon added to AC card

On Saturday, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to Tropicana Showroom in the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City with a seven bout card, featuring heavyweight fan favorite, Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24 KOs) and local welterweight favorite Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-4, 12 KOs) in separate bouts. Just added to the card is Philadelphia’s heavyweight contender, Chazz Witherspoon (28-2, 20 KOs) who is set to square off against Ty Cobb (14-2, 8 KOs). (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Warren inks Groves

Promoter Frank Warren has signed George Groves, the reigning British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion, to a promotional agreement. Groves, unbeaten in 13 fights with ten stoppages and ranked inside the top 15 with the WBC and IBF, has signed a three-year deal. Warren said, “I’m very happy that George has chosen to come under my promotional banner and we will now be involved in some big fights. He’s a good fighter and the last fight against James DeGale was the first time I had worked with him. Of course, everyone is asking about a return with James, who I represent, and it is an obvious fight that will definitely happen again. The last fight was very close and a few observers felt that it could have gone either way. One things for sure the public will want to see it again. It’s a big domestic rivalry that will become ever bigger.” (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sityatha retains SA title

By Ron Jackson

Miniyakhe Sithyatha retained his South African junior bantamweight title for the first time when he stopped Mncedi Yokose in the eighth round at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday. In a local match-up with both fighters from Mdantsane, Sityatha proved to be king of the hill as he dominated from the first bell against the number one contender before referee Lulama Mtya waved the fight off at 33 seconds into the eighth round. Sityatha improves his record to 12-2, 6 KOs and Yokose drops to 9-1, 5 KOs. The promoter was Ayanda Matiti.



August 25th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC: Rio presser today!

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!


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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito Update

By Francisco Salazar

Sergio Diaz, the manager of Antonio Margarito, gave Fightnews.com an update on the current status of Margarito vs Cotto. Both sides have agreed to terms. The fight is December 3 at Madison Square Garden. New contracts are being drafted and should be signed by both sides by the end of the week.



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Canelo Promotions inks Cuello

By Leopoldo Gonzalez / Hesiquio Balderas

Canelo Promotions has announced the signing of WBC #4, WBA #7, WBO #5 and IBF #5 minimumweight Denver Cuello. The 24-year-old Cuello is a southpaw and current WBC International titleholder. Canelo Promotions is working on securing a fight against Ganigan López on Mexican soil, the fight could take place on October 15. Cuello, is well known by Mexican fans for to his outstanding victory over Juan “Churritos” Hernandez, he is currently on a winning streak consisting of six victories all of them by knockout, including one against former world champion Muhammad Rachman. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio aims to make statement

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mandatory WBC middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio says Mohammed Akrong, will not be an obstacle in his campaign for a showdown with WBC champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rubio faces Akrong on September 3 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and hopes to get an impressive victory to send a warning to Chavez Jr. “Every punch will give a message to Chavez Jr. You can run all you want, but sooner or later you will have to face me,” said Rubio.



August 25th, 2011

Boxing Result

Atiyo stays unbeaten

In an entertaining 12 round light heavyweight main event, unbeaten Hany Atiyo (10-0, 7KOs) of Egypt won the vacant Egyptian title unanimously decisioning Mahmoud Suleiman. Only two judges were used for the bout with each favoring Atiyo 117-113 and 117-114. There were no knockdowns. The bout took place today at the Basaten Youth Center Maadi, in Cairo, Egypt with Richard Nwoba (Louaa Boxing Promotion) promoting.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Froch-Ward Oakland presser

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch concluded their three-city international press tour on Wednesday formally announcing The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic LIVE on SHOWTIME®, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. After stops in London on Monday and New York on Tuesday, the Super Six World Boxing Classic International Press Tour finale took place at Oakland City Hall Plaza and attended by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. For more details and photos click here…



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Why Atlas changed his mind

ESPN2 Boxing commentator Teddy Atlas had announced on national TV that he wouldn’t be training heavyweight Alexander Povetkin because Povetkin would not train in the USA. However, Atlas suddenly changed his mind and missed several “Friday Night Fights” assignments to train Povetkin in Russia for Saturday’s showdown with Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title.

Teddy explains why he relented. “What happened was it got to be about three weeks before the fight and the fighter himself [Povetkin] and the people asked me to come over and I found out that they had made no other arrangements and the fighter was waiting for me and I had a decision to make, more from a personal standpoint, I guess a moral standpoint where I didn’t – you know, do I stay away from it? Because we didn’t have the situation that was agreed to,. my brain told me that a little bit, but my heart told me, do I want to be thinking about the fighter being left alone? And I didn’t want to be thinking about that.” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

UFC

Open workouts in Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!


Photo: Anderson Silva (R) works out for the fans and media at the UFC 134 open workouts at Copacabana Beach on August 24, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Chagaev-Povetkin Presser

Photos: Karina Hessland

Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) is ready for the biggest fight of his career. The 2004 Olympic gold medal winner takes on Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Title in Erfurt, Germany on Saturday night. In the co-featured main event, WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert Helenius (15-0, 10 KOs) will be out to complete his KO hat-trick of former heavyweight champions. After stopping Lamon Brewster and Samuel Peter, the Nordic Nightmare comes face-to-face with Siarhei Liakhovich (25-3, 16 KOs). “This is going to be an unforgettable night of heavyweight boxing,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at today´s press conference. “We have four potential heavyweight champions in the two main events. That´s about as good as it gets. Alexander Povetkin can finally crown his impressive career with a victory over Chagaev, who is an experienced and accomplished former champion. But Povetkin is younger, faster and stronger. I expect him to win, just as I expect our Scandinavian heavyweight sensation Robert Helenius to knock out the third ex-heavyweight champion in a row to continue his march to the top.” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia-EL Harak Sept 23rd

Roberto Garcia (30-3, 21 KOs) of Texas will meet Said El Harrak (10-1, 5 KOs) of Nevada September 23rd. The main event bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and the vacant NABA US middleweight title. The site will be the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. The shows’ promoter Ed Holmes All Star Promotions encourages all of those looking to attend to call in for their tickets sooner rather than later. “We’ve got a limited amount of tickets remaining for the show so I recommend calling immediately in order to secure yourself of a seat. This a solid main event with two fighters looking to take their careers to the next level and we have an evenly matched all action undercard as well,” said Holmes. Tickets can be purchased by calling 323-816-6200.



August 24th, 2011

UFC

Eduardo: Brazil’s latest star

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fallon, NV

The “Rural Rumble 2011” fight card is shaping up to be one of the best yet. This will be the fourth installment of the annual series presented by the City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions. “Rural Rumble” 2011 is this Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, NV. The card will be anchored by the highly anticipated return of Northern Nevada favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) as he does battle with tough veteran Anthony Bartinelli (20-14, 13 KOs) in a six round middleweight bout.

Also, fast rising super-featherweight “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-2-2, 10 KOs) will be returning to Fallon. Smith will be fighting the talented Arron “The Energizer” Robinson (6-2-2, 4 KOs). (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Klitschko predicts KO

Vitali: Even a baseball bat will not help Adamek

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Michal Koper/ringpolska.pl

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO) was in a patriotic mood during today’s press conference in Going, Austria. Wearing a t-shirt celebrating the independence of his native Ukraine, the champ didn’t forget to send some of verbal jabs in direction of his September 10 challenger Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO).

When one of the reporters asked him about how Adamek can defeat him in the ring, Klitschko manager Bernd Boente jumped in and responded: “He will need a gun.”

Vitali added, “I don’t think police will let him bring the gun. Maybe a baseball bat? No, not even this can help him!” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia ready for spotlight

By Francisco Salazar

Although Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KO’s) is winless in his last three bouts dating back over three years, he is still optimistic about his career and the amount of training he has received at the Summit Gym in Big Bear, CA. He will take on Hector Serrano (13-2, 5 KO’s) in a crossroads bout Thursday night at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. “I’ve seen his record and a few videos of him. He’s a good fighter. I don’t care what he does. If I’m not ready for this fight, I’m not prepared to be a fighter.” Asked about his recent streak of losses, Garcia replied, “I was 21 and not mature. I didn’t take care of my weight, but now I’ve learned to control that and thoroughly prepare for a fight. I feel a lot stronger now than in my previous losses.” Fight fans could attend today’s (Wednesday) weigh-in for free at the Metro PCS store in East L.A. at 5060 Whittier Boulevard at 3PM local time.



August 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Generation NeXt

Jessie Vargas ready to make some noise


Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

A great fighter once told unbeaten Jessie Vargas, “This sport is about making the most money, and coming out clean and pretty.”

With just 16 fights, two of ‘em Telefutura headliners, the money may not yet factor into the equation, but the unbeaten Las Vegas boxer has managed to emerge unscathed and is now ready to make more noise in the headlines than his promoter does after a night at the Vegas clubs . . . Click here for full story



August 24th, 2011

UFC

UFC Fan Expo set for Houston

For its return to Houston for the first time since 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing some of the sport’s most recognizable names to Texas this October. UFC® officials announced today over two dozen athletes scheduled to participate in the UFC® Fan Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Cole vs Williams Sept 3

By Lou McLaughlin

Former IBF Cruiserweight champion Al “Ice” Cole faces former Tyson conqueror Danny Williams September 3 in Karlstad, Sweden. Cole, the IBF cruiserweight champion from 1992 to 1997, has been in comeback mode for number of months. For this bout he is being trained by Bashir Ali, chief assistant to the legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward. Cole feels that his experience coupled with his height and reach will be his course to victory. Over the past weeks his training has included rigorous sparring in which he has shown his timing and rhythm coming back and hopes to continue his career.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Bogere-Contreras on Oct 14?

Unbeaten lightweights could collide

By Francisco Salazar

There is a verbal agreement that unbeaten lightweights Sharif Bogere and Francisco Contreras will face off on October 14th, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com on Tuesday afternoon. “We have a verbal agreement and we sent the paperwork over to them,” said Gomez, who is also the promotional company’s Vice President. Contrera is managed by Cameron Dunkin and does not have a promoter after TKO Promotions collapsed. In his last fight in May, Bogere (20-0, 12 KO’s) won a close and debatable 10 round unanimous decision over Raymundo Beltran. Contreras (16-0, 13 KO’s) was victorious in his last bout in March, a six round unanimous decision over Adolfo Landeros. Although a venue or city have not been announced, Gomez is holding out hope that the card will land somewhere in Southern California as the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson fight will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles the following night. If the Bogere-Contreras fight gets finalized, it will more than likely be televised on a ShoBox: the New Generation card.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Nieves-Vargas rematch Friday

Everything is set for the return of the successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL this Friday, August 26.

The main event will feature a rematch between WBO Latino jr. featherweight champion Jose “Miau” Nieves (18-2-3, 8 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will defend his title against former WBC Continental Americas titleholder Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-5-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a rematch bout. In their first encounter last April 29 at the Kissimmee Civic Center Nieves won a controversial split decision in an action packed fight. (more…)



August 24th, 2011

StrikeForce

Strikeforce partners with HDNet

STRIKEFORCE® announced today that HDNet will broadcast live preliminary bouts and official weigh-ins for the WORLD GRAND PRIX SEMI-FINALS on Sept. 10 in Cincinnati, as well as for the WORLD GRAND PRIX FINALS scheduled to take place in the coming months. (more…)



August 24th, 2011




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