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Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Weights from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Francisco Rodríguez 110 vs. Jomar Fajardo 110 Aaron Herrera 141 vs. Wilfrido Buelvas 141.5 Ramses Agaton 148 vs. Jonathan Durán 150 Martín Tecuapetla ...

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López, Figueroa public workout

López, Figueroa public workout

Photos: Cotto Promotions llc Unbeaten and rising Puerto Rican prospect Jose ‘Wonder Boy’ López (15-0, 11 KOs) and Josean ‘El Tren’ Figueroa (8-3-1, ...

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Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

Braehmer-Krasniqi kick-off press conference

Photos: Sebastian Heger On March 21, it is 'The Moment of Truth' as WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) ...

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ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) returns to Foxwoods' Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, ...

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Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

By Hesiquio Balderas Patrick Teixeira is not your typical fighter, he's not your typical boxer either. His style is a rare combination that ...

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Scale Watch

Rodriguez, Sasiprapa make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican Jose Rodriguez and Thailander Nethra Sasiprapa both made 108 pounds for their clash for the vacant WBA light flyweight world crown in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

American referee Rafael Ramos will be the third man in the ring and the three judges will be Danilo Longo (Peru), Luis Rivera (USA) and Raul Nieves (Puerto Rico.). The WBA supervisor is Rodolfo Fortich (Colombia).
Click here for more photos…



November 18th, 2011



Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Christopher Tony

Garrett Wilson 190 vs. Chuck Mussachio 183.5
Ronald Cruz 148 vs. Anges Adjaho 146
Kevin Franklin 220 vs. Bryant Jennings 228
Manuel Guzman 150 vs. DeCarlo Perez 147
Dontre King 142 vs. Julio DeJesus 138.5
Naim Nelson 139 vs. Deroy Beaton 138
Charles Kirby 163 vs. Antowyan Aikens 166
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
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November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Chavez Jr. and Manfredo Jr. make weight

Report/photos by Robert Hughes at the scale

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 159.75 vs. Peter Manfredo Jr. 159.5
(WBC middleweight championship)
Joshua Clottey 156 vs. Calvin Green 156.25
Mickey Bey 134.25 vs. Hector Velasquez 134.5
Marcus Johnson 171.75 vs. William Bailey 178.75
Ricardo Avila 126.75 vs. Luis Zarazura 125
Ivan Otero 127 vs. Gino Escamilla 128.5
Cedric Sheppard 145.5 vs. Alex Saucedo 146.5
Lanardo Tyner 145.75 vs. Lucky Boy Omotoso 148
Larry Smith 152.75 vs. Jose Pinzon 154.5
Venue: Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Alexeev dismantles Bruwer; Charr stops Nascimento

By Karl Freitag

Former cruiserweight world title challenger Alexander Alexeev (22-2, 20 KOs) outclassed game Daniel Bruwer (22-3-1, 19 KOs) claiming the vacant WBC International cruiserweight title by eighth round KO on Friday night at the Kugelbake Halle in Cuxhaven, Germany. The WBO #6 rated Alexeev, a former Olympian and amateur world champion, dominated every minute of every round in a methodical beatdown until Bruwer finally took a knee in the eighth. Time was 1:36.

Heavyweight Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (15-2, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title. Former Tyson Fury foe Nascimento got off to a good start, but Charr battered him in the eighth and Nascimento didn’t come out for the ninth

Middleweight Ante Bilic (26-2, 13 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Geard Ajetovic (19-6-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-77, 78-77.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Maccarinelli destroys Marosi

In his first bout in the light heavyweight division, former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (33-5, 26 KOs) needed just 91 seconds to annihilate previously unbeaten Gyorgy Marosi (12-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the famed York Hall in London. A left/right combination rocked Marosi and the bout was quickly stopped by referee Jeff Hinds, possibly a bit early.

Cruiserweight Tony Conquest (8-0, 2 KOs) stepped up in class to take a ten round decision over Toks Owoh (20-6, 11 KOs). The score was 100-91.

Highly touted super middleweight prospect Frank Buglioni (2-0, 2 KOs) blew away Paul Morby (6-10-1, 0 KOs) in the first round. Morby was down twice. Time was 2:47.

Unbeaten lightweight Billy Morgan (5-0, 0 KOs) handed the 16th straight loss to Marc Callaghan (19-26-1, 5 KOs). Score was 40-36.



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Shogun is ready for Rua

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Fortunately—or unfortunately, depending on one’s perspective—mixed martial arts marquee bouts often fail to come with a dramatic story line of rivalries between fighters.
Even when we press folks try to manufacture tension, it usually receives an unenthusiastic smack down from the fighter(s) in question. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Jorge “Travieso” Arce vacates WBO super bantamweight title to fight for the WBO bantamweight belt

Jorge “Travieso” Arce has vacated his WBO buper bantamweight championship to fight for the WBO Bantamweight title and become the first Mexican boxer with titles in five different weight divisions (counting one interim title). Arce (58-6-2, 45 KOs), who owned belts at 108, 112, 115 and 122 pounds, will face Indonesian Angky Angkotta (25-5, 14 KOs) November 26 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico for the WBO bantamweight belt. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sam Soliman defeats Eromosele Albert in IBF middleweight eliminator

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

IBF #5 middleweight Sam Soliman 159.2 lbs outscored IBF #13 Eromosele Albert 159.lbs on points over twelve rounds on Friday at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia in a nationally televised IBF middleweight elimination bout on Friday. Soliman outworked Albert in most of the rounds in a action packed bout to be awarded the decision by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 116-112.

In an undercard bout for the vacant Australian light heavyweight title, Blake Caparello stopped Michael Van Nimwegan in seven rounds when referee Ignatius Missalidis crowned Caparello after Van Nimwegan was out on his feet.

WBO Oriental light welterweight champion Solomon Egberime 138.2 lbs and Czar Amonsot139.2 lbs. boxed to a twelve round draw. Scores were 114-113, 113-114 and 113-113 in an exciting bout.

Also IBO Asia Pacific cruiserweight titleholder Brad Pitt 196.3 lbs stopped Victor Oganov 199.5 lbs at 2:56 of round five when Oganov signaled to the referee he could not continue after visiting the canvas. Click here for more photos…



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Rendall Munroe moves down to bantamweight

Former European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe is dropping down a weight division to bantamweight and set his immediate sights on European champion Jamie McDonnell. He will have his first fight in the 118lb division in early February. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Cung Le: Style and substance

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV Nov. 19!

If you’ve never seen Cung Le fight before, just think of a Hollywood action movie, but in real life. But that’s just the surface stuff. Beyond the highlight reel knockouts, jaw-dropping strikes, and flashy scissor kicks, there lies a fighter, one you would have seen if you were around when he entered his first Sanshou tournament, the US Open, in 1994 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

NYSAC delays Margarito decision; possibility looms that the bout could be moved

The New York State Athletic Commission today postponed their decision on whether or not they will license Antonio Margarito to face Miguel Cotto on December 3 at the nearly sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City, pending an examination by a commission doctor. Margarito suffered a serious eye injury in his bout with Manny Pacquiao in November 2010, but had been given to go-ahead by doctors to meet Cotto in a highly charged rematch.

Meanwhile, there is speculation that should the NYSAC fumble the ball, several states would be willing to stage the bout with Cowboys Stadium in Dallas being the frontrunner.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Marco Huck renews promotional deal with Sauerland for two more years

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck renewed his promotional contract with Sauerland Event for two more years. “I am very happy with the way we have been working together over the years and I am looking forward to keeping up the great work”, says Huck. “There is no reason for me to change anything at the moment. I am still young, and I want to win more world titles. I am sure that my team at Sauerland will help me to achieve my goals.”
The 27 year old powerhouse is tied to Sauerland since starting his pro career in November 2004. Huck won 34 of his 35 pro fights including 25 KO victories. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Argenis Mendez, Joan Guzman showcased tonight

IBF #6 rated super featherweight Argenis Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) returns to action tonight in his native country of the Dominican Republic. It will be Mendez’ first fight since a controversial decision loss to Juan Carlos Salgado for the IBF super featherweight championship. Mendez had hoped to immediately secure a rematch against Salgado, but rather than wait around for the fight to possibly materialize, he will look to take things into his own hands and work his way back toward another title shot, beginning with his bout tonight against Jose Palma (14-4-2, 9 KOs). The bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, will take place at the Hotel Jaragua, in Santo Domingo. Headlining the card, which will be aired by ESPN Deportes, will be former world champion Joan Guzman taking on Florencio Castellano for the vacant IBF Caribbean welterweight title.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Dereck Chisora says he’s primed to upset Robert Helinius

“I’m surprised Helenius’ people wanted me to fight their unbeaten golden boy, they must be going on my performance in my last fight and think I’m easy pickings,” said heavyweight Dereck Chisora who will face Robert Helenius for the European heavyweight title at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on December 3rd.

“Believe me, this is the biggest mistake they have made with his career and I’ll be going over to Finland to knock him clean out. He’s called the Nordic Nightmare, but he’ll be having nightmares about me for the rest of his life after I’ve left him flat out on the canvas. I’ll be fit and ready for this fight like never before, it’s the big fight I need to really get my juices flowing and performing like I know I can. I can’t wait for December 3 and winning that European title and bringing it back to Britain.”



November 18th, 2011

StrikeForce

Sayers is a force to be reckoned with

STRIKEFORCE is live on SHOWTIME tonight!

Lumumba Sayers finally said “enough.” After taking a fight on two weeks’ notice against unbeaten Derek Brunson on July’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson card, he went through all the stresses that come with not having a full training camp. He had to worry about making weight, not strategy, and as far as having the opportunity to study his opponent, that was not a luxury he possessed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, Strikeforce.com
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For more on Strikeforce, visit www.strikeforce.com



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 139 weighin today

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV Nov. 19!


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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez, Sasiprapa ready to collide for WBA belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Rene Perez

Light flyweights José “El Torito” Rodriguez and Nethra Sasiprapa were face to face Thursday for the final press conference prior to Saturday’s showdown for the vacant WBA light flyweight interim world championship in Mazatlan.

Nethra Sasiprapa: I thank you very much for this opportunity, but in my mind and heart I am taking this world belt. I’ve been waiting a long time and sacrificed and have come to another continent to do it.”

Jose “El Torito” Rodriguez: This title is for Mazatlan. I’m in good shape and eager to step into the ring and be crowned world champion.

The event is presented by Zapari Boxing and Canelo Promotions and broadcast on Televisa in channel 5. Young prospects Gilberto Ramirez, Carlos Velarde and Jasseth Noriega will also see action.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Tyson in Brazil to sing “Girl from Ipanema”

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former heavyweight champion “Iron Mike” Tyson arrived on Thursday to Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to record a song with famed Brazilian television personality Luciano Huck today. Tyson was very happy and expressed his gratitude for being invited by Huck to this beautiful city last year in Las Vegas. Tyson and Huck will be singing the famous Brazilian song “Garota de Ipanema” (Girl from Ipanema).



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Meza-Clay vs. Bobo Thanksgiving Eve in Pittsburgh

Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions presents “Thanksgiving Feast of Fists” on Wednesday night November 23rd (the night before Thanksgiving) at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In the main event, world ranked contender Monty Meza-Clay (31-3) faces fellow contender Leon Bobo (18-8-1). In the co-feature, WBF Americas cruiserweight champion Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (19-1-2) locks horns with Utah state cruiserweight champion Gary “Pit Bull” Gomez (19-12-2). Five additional bouts are scheduled for the undercard. Tickets are Gold Ringside $100, Silver Reserved $65 & General Admission $35 & can be purchased @ Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of Exclusive Platinum Ringside VIP Tables & Box Seats are available while supplies last by calling 724-513-1416.



November 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Darchinyan ready for Moreno

By Brett Bonetti

Two division world champion and current IBO bantamweight champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (37-3-3, 27 KOs) challenges WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KOs) on December 3 at the Honda Centre in Anaheim California. Darchinyan is aiming to add yet another belt to his impressive career. The big hitting southpaw plans to add belt number nine to his collection with a victory over Moreno. “I think the most belts, Oscar de la Hoya won ten world titles, I have eight belts and I am chasing more” Darchinyan said. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Eddie Gomez 154 vs. Antonio Infante 150
O’Nell Negron 138 vs, Robert Acevedo 137
Keith Tapia 195 vs. Kulian Santiago 192
Starling Cordero 118 vs. Luis Delcet 119
Orlando Candelaria 134 vs. Leroy Padilla 136
Rafael Marquez 139 vs. William Lorenzo 143
Luis Rivera 116 vs. Jose Martinez 116
Venue: Complejo Deportivo Nilmarie Santini, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Miguel Cotto Promotions
TV: Telefutura



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC Legends of Boxing Museum Christmas Event

WBC Legends Museum in conjunction with WBC Cares is having a Christmas Toy Drive & Induction ceremony this Sunday at 1PM at Rudy’s Baja Grill (5260 E. Pomona Bl. Los Angeles, CA 90022) Tickets are $10 plus toy or $20 and include ceremony & buffet lunch. (Seats are limited so reserve your spot.) Inductees include: Shane Mosley, Jack Mosley, Bill Caplan, Rudy Hernandez and Nori Takatani. For more info contact Jamie Ochoa at 951-378-9634.



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

Giorbis Barthelemy 154 (second attempt) vs. Charles Whittaker 153.25
(IBF Junior Middleweight Eliminator)
Yunier Dorticos 201.25 (second attempt) vs. Livin Castillo 199.5
Antwone Smith 141.75 vs. Yoryi Parra-Estrella 151.25
Yuandale Evans 131.5 vs. Andres Ledesma 133
Erik Leander 256.5 vs. Terrance Marba 234.5
Radivoje Kalajdzic 173.5 vs. Richmond Dalphone 174.5
Leosvy Mayedo 151 vs. Tommy Bryant 148.6
Travis Castellon 135.5 vs. Autrell Reed 133
Venue: Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida
Promoter: The Winner Sports Promotions, Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Casamayor positive for marijuana?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources have indicated that former world champion Joel Casamayor has tested positive for marijuana after his fight with Timothy Bradley on November 12 in Las Vegas. Casamayor was defeated by knockout in the eighth round in a WBO super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand by Timothy Bradley. Casamayor will be called to a hearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission where he would face a suspension or fine.



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from St. Charles, Missouri

Photos: Bob Barton

Dannie Williams 135 vs. John Willoughby 137
Billy Cunningham 174.5 vs. Shawn Hammack 175
Chris Rudd 140 vs. Lawerence Hughes 140
Zachariah Kelly 170.2 vs. Michael Williams 170
Todd Brown 211 vs. Lance Gauch (weight unavailable)
Troy White 150 vs. Jeff Combs 153

Venue: Ameristar Resort Spa and Casino, St Charles, MO
Promoter: Rumble Time Promotions
Tickets available at Ameristar



November 17th, 2011

StrikeForce

Strikeforce at the scales

STRIKEFORCE is live on SHOWTIME Nov. 18!

From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow’s Strikeforce card, televised on Showtime at 11 pm ET/PT. The event is headlined by a middleweight battle between Antwain Britt and Lumumba Sayers, and the featherweight bout between unbeaten Ronda Rousey and Julia Budd.

Lumumba Sayers – 185 vs. Antwain Britt – 184
Julia Budd – 146 vs. Ronda Rousey – 146
Anthony Smith – 188 vs. Adlan Amagov – 184
Trevor Smith – 205 vs. TJ Cook – 205
Nate James – 184 vs. Derek Brunson – 186
Bill Cooper – 154 vs. Matt Ricehouse – 155
JP Reese – 155 vs. Bobby Green – 155
David Hulett – 170 vs. Quinn Mulhern – 169
Andreas Spang – 185 vs. Willie Parks – 184

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For more on Strikeforce, visit www.strikeforce.com



November 17th, 2011

UFC

Shogun and Hendo face off

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV Nov. 19!

(L-R) Light Heavyweight opponents Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson face off at the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference at the Fort Mason Center on November 17, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Erik Morales’ Box Latino Finishes Off Year in Mexicali

Erik Morales’ Box Latino is ready to close out the year on Saturday, December 10th, in Mexicali, Mexico, when they present “Noche de Luces en Calafia (Night of Lights in Calafia)” at the world renown bull ring Plaza Calafia. The night of professional boxing will be part of the re-inauguration celebration of the venue known through out the world for world-class bull fighting and other events. The fight card will be televised in Mexico by the mega channel Televisa. In the main event, Ramon “Niño de Oro” Ayala (21-2-1, 14KOs) of Tlaxcala, Mexico, will face the tough Manuel “Zurdo” Aguilar (17-4, 12KOs) of Agua Prieta, Mexico, for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title. (more…)



November 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Sergio Martinez aims for March 17 return; several possible opponents are in the mix

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Ricardo Conde

It looks like linear middleweight champion Sergio Martinez could return to the ring as soon as March 17th of next year, advisor Sampson Lewkowicz told Fightnews.com on Wednesday. No word on an opponent yet, but names that have been mentioned or that are assumed in the running to face Martinez are Matthew Macklin, Andy Lee, or even Marco Antonio Rubio. Fighters that are likely on the outside looking in to fight Martinez are unbeaten unbeaten middleweight world title holders Dimtry Pirog and Gennady Golovkin. The March 17th bout will tentatively take place in New York City. (more…)



November 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Peter Manfredo Jr Presser

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, México, and WBC #4 contender “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo, Jr. (37-6, 20 KOs), of Providence, RI, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum host the final news conference on Thursday at Dave & Buster’s in Houston, Texas. Chávez Jr., the newly-minted world champion, will be making his first title defense, against Manfredo Jr. on Saturday at Reliant Arena.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: I hope on Saturday to give you a great, great fight. I expect a very tough fight. Manfredo has a lot of experience and is a real tough guy. I’m taking this fight real seriously. I’m working real hard, I’m not leaving anything in the ring. I’m giving it all and I want to show every one what I’m capable of.

Peter Manfredo Jr: My father was a tough fighter, but he was no Chavez Sr, that’s for sure. I had to work my way up through the ranks. I couldn’t get to where I am with my name or anything like that. I had to work up to this level. But I’m ready. Like I said, I trained very hard out of respect for you (shakes Chavez’s hand). I know it’s going to be a tough fight and I’m ready….he doesn’t stop coming forward and if you look at my nose and my face you know I don’t miss many shots. You’re gonna see a great fight. You’re going to see someone that wants to win a title and someone that doesn’t want to lose his title and that’s just gonna make for a great fight. Hopefully you’ll get a fight of the year. Hopefully you’ll get something like a Ward-Gatti where we can make millions of dollars doing a trilogy. Click here for more photos…



November 17th, 2011




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