Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Ambunda wins WBO bantamweight title

Undefeated bantamweight Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda (20-0, 10 KOs) dethroned reigning WBO 118lb champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (43-2, 28 KOs) via unanimous decision early Sunday morning in Windhoek, Namibia. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 115-113 for Ambunda, who became Namibia’s third boxer to win a world title, joining former champions Harry Simon and Paulus Moses.

Undefeated bantamweight Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda (20-0, 10 KOs) dethroned reigning WBO 118lb champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (43-2, 28 KOs) …


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Figueroa KOs Aurad in 47 seconds

Unbeaten junior welterweight Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (20-0-1, 16 KOs) quickly demolished Henry Aurad (14-7-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Our Lady of the Lake University Wellness & Activities Center in San Antonio, Texas. A big right hand put Aurad down and the bout was waved off. Time was:47.

2012 United States Olympian welterweight Errol Spence Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) went the four round distance for the first time against Luis Torres (4-3-3, 1 KO). Scores were 40-36 on all cards.

Unbeaten junior middleweight Jermall Charlo (12-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round KO over Gilbert Venegas (12-9-3, 8 KOs). A right hand to the head ended it at 1:24.

Unbeaten junior welterweight Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. (20-0-1, 16 KOs) quickly demolished Henry Aurad (14-7-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night …



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Soliman: Drug allegations are complete nonsense

By Brett Bonetti

IBF #1 rated middleweight Sam Soliman (43-11, 17 KO’s) has strongly has refuted reports that he failed a drug test which was taken before his unanimous decision victory over Felix Sturm (37-4-2, 16 KO’s) in their IBF Middleweight title eliminator on February 1 in Germany. Soliman used Twitter to make the following statement: “Drug allegations are complete nonsense and an insult. Anyone who knows me knows my views about drug cheats.”

Soliman’s manager, Dave Stanley told the Australian Associated Press, “I’ve contacted the Australian anti-doping commission to get them to get into contact with the German group because there are irregularities all over the place on this against someone who is vehemently opposed to any form of performance-enhancing drug use.”

By Brett Bonetti IBF #1 rated middleweight Sam Soliman (43-11, 17 KO’s) has strongly has refuted reports that he failed …


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Cloud survives Big Bear

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Photo: Abel Sanchez

Undefeated light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) took his last run this morning in Big Bear Lake, Calif., prior to departing for Brooklyn, N.Y., to make his fifth title defense on March 9 at Barclays Center against future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs). Cloud, from Tallahassee, Fla., and his new trainer Abel Sanchez faced a number of challenges at their high-altitude training camp perched at the beautiful Bear Mountain Ski Resort in the mountains east of Los Angeles. They braved a bitterly cold January followed by heavy snowfall that Cloud noted “was beautiful.”

February brought on what Cloud said “was not a good time to be a black man in Big Bear,” when an intense California-wide manhunt lead police to Cloud’s scenic mountain oasis in search of former Los Angeles Police Department cop Christoper Dorner–a fugitive with a $1 million bounty on his head after being suspected of going on a killing spree–whose truck was found in the snow-covered woods near Big Bear Lake. Police got into a gunfight with the outlaw on Glass Road in the Big Bear area before subsequently burning a cabin where he had holed up on Feb. 12.

Photo: Abel Sanchez Undefeated light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) took his last run this morning in …




Boxing Result

van Heerden retains IBO welter belt

IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden (19-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Matthew Hatton (43-7-2, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Scores were 118-110, 117-112, 116-112.

Other Results:
Kaizer Mabuza W8 Isaac Hlatshwayo (welterweight)
Matty Clarkson TKO7 Tshepang Mohale (light heavyweight)
Osborne Machimana D6 Elvis Moyo (heavyweight)

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IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden (19-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Matthew Hatton (43-7-2, 17 …


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Caparello outpoints Powers

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight prospect Blake Caparello (15-0-1, 6KOs) scored a shutout victory over Avitey Powers (18-19-1, 14KOs) in an eight round main event contest at the Grand Star Reception Center in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Caparello dominated Powers with superior boxing skills to win all the rounds by scores 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.

In main supporting bout light middleweight prospect Dwight Ritchie clearly defeated Singdet Nonitayakom over eight rounds to be awarded the decision by scores 80-73,80-72,80-72.

London 2012 Olympian welterweight Jeff Horn made a successful professional debut by stopping Jody Allen at 2:22 of round two.
Featherweight Jai Alexander scored a four round points decision over Petch Lookchaopraya by scores 40-36, 40-36, 40-36. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin Australian light heavyweight prospect Blake Caparello (15-0-1, 6KOs) scored a …


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Soliman fails drug test

The Bundes Deutscher Berufsboxer (German Boxing Federation) has announced that IBF #1 rated middleweight Sam Soliman has failed his drug test after his decision win over Felix Sturm on February 1. BDB President Thomas Putz told BILD that Soliman’s A sample tested positive for “a hard to detect designer drug that has a stimulating effect…Sam Soliman how has the opportunity for a hearing. I have informed the NADA doping agency and the IBF.” Sturm told BILD: “I was harassed before the fight with several blood tests then he cheats himself. Simply sad!”

The Bundes Deutscher Berufsboxer (German Boxing Federation) has announced that IBF #1 rated middleweight Sam Soliman has failed his drug …


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Results from Tijuana

Photos: Renzo Novara

Last Wednesday night, February 27th, Mayen Promotions presented another night of exciting local boxing in Tijuana, Mexico, a city where promoter Guillermo Mayen has really dropped anchor in his commitment to transforming the fighting hotbed into the most important city for boxing in the country. Named as “Reyes and Reinas (Kings and Queens)”, the fight card featured a number of local popular fighters including the woman which has been tagged to take over the baton from hometown favorite Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava in becoming the next female star out of the border city. Nineteen year old flyweight Kenia Enriquez (5-0, 2KOs) remained undefeated as she cruised to an easy unanimous decision over much more experienced Blanca Raymundo (1-8) of the Inland Empire of California. (more…)

Photos: Renzo Novara Last Wednesday night, February 27th, Mayen Promotions presented another night of exciting local boxing in Tijuana, Mexico, …



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Up-and-coming talent highlight card in Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Five undefeated Washington, DC-area boxers and a much-anticipated pro debut are the highlights of the Keystone Boxing card Saturday at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez “Slyaza” Fox returns to action in a six-round contest versus Greg Hackett of Philadelphia, PA. Fox (9-0-1, four KO’s) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Julius Kennedy on the last Rosecroft card on January 12. Hackett (2-9) has only been stopped once in his 11-bout career and has gone six rounds in his last three bouts. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Five undefeated Washington, DC-area boxers and a much-anticipated pro debut are the highlights of the Keystone …


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Gradovich-Dib Official Scorecard

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Reigning IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib built up a four round lead on all three scorecards after four rounds, but Gradovich fought his way back into the fight to win by scores of 114-112 on the cards of Don Trella and Glenn Feldman. Judge Don Ackerman disagreed with his two colleagues on rounds six, seven and ten in scoring the fight for Dib 114-112.

Reigning IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib built up a four round lead on all three scorecards after four rounds, but …


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Weights from San Antonio

Omar Figueroa Jr. 139.5 vs. Henry Aurad 141
Jermall Charlo 154.25 vs. Gilbert Venegas 152.5
Errol Spence Jr. 146.25 vs. Luis Torres 146.25
Emanuel Ledezma 173.5 vs. Felix Piedra 174.5
Jairo Castaneda 140.25 vs. Christian Santibanez 138.5
Felipe Castaneda 116 vs. Gabriel Rangel 116
Kurtiss Colvin 159 vs. Darius Shorter 159
Joseph Rodriguez 126.5 vs. Elio Ruiz 125
Kenton Sippio-Cook 149.5 vs. Carlos Dixon 159

Venue: Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FSN/Fox Deportes

Omar Figueroa Jr. 139.5 vs. Henry Aurad 141 Jermall Charlo 154.25 vs. Gilbert Venegas 152.5 Errol Spence Jr. 146.25 vs. …



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UFC on Fuel TV 8 at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FUEL TV 8, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann and the heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt, airing live on FUEL TV from Saitama Super Arena in Japan at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see prelim bouts at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Brian Stann (206) VS Wanderlei Silva (204)

FUEL TV MAIN CARD
Stefan Struve (260) VS Mark Hunt (266)
Diego Sanchez (158*) VS Takanori Gomi (156)
Hector Lombard (186) VS Yushin Okami (185)
Rani Yahya (146) VS Mizuto Hirota (146)
Siyar Bahadurzada (171) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)

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Brad Tavares (185) VS Riki Fukuda (186)
Bryan Caraway (135) VS Takeya Mizugaki (136)
Kazuki Tokudome (155) VS Cristiano Marcello (156)
Kyung Ho Kang (135) VS Alex Caceres (136)
Hyun Gyu Lim (171) VS Marcelo Guimaraes (171)

*Diego Sanchez was unable to make the 156-pound limit, and will forfeit 20% of his purse.
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Boxing Result

Lara stuns Soto in two

Photos: All Star Boxing

In a shocker, WBC CABOFE titleholder Ulises “El Ratoncito” Lara (13-12-2, 7 KOs) scored a second round KO against WBO #4/WBA #3 flyweight Omar “El Lobito” Soto (23-10-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. Lara dropped Soto three times in round two to claim the Mexican domestic flyweight title.

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Photos: All Star Boxing In a shocker, WBC CABOFE titleholder Ulises “El Ratoncito” Lara (13-12-2, 7 KOs) scored a second …


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Gradovich wins IBF featherweight crown

Ringside Results by Scott Ploof
Photo: Emily Harney

Unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (35-2, 21 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Friday night at the MGM Grand Theater located in the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. It was a rugged fight with Dib getting off to a good start, but the relentless pressure of Gradovich began to pay dividends as the fight progressed. Referee Eddie Claudio deducted a point from both fighters in round eight. Gradovich, who took the fight on one-month notice after Cuban Olympian Luis Franco pulled out of the title shot over the size of an ESPN purse, came on strong down the stretch to win by scores of 114-112, 114-112 on two cards. Dib was up 114-112 on the third card.
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NABF junior middleweight title holder Willie Nelson (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) retained his title as he knocked his opponent Michael Medina (26-4-2, 19 KO’s) down twice in the first round, which prompted referee Arthur Mercante to stop the bout. The first knockdown Nelson landed a straight right, and the second came a few seconds later after a huge right hook. Time of the stoppage was 2:00 of the first round. (more…)

Ringside Results by Scott Ploof Photo: Emily Harney Unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KOs) dethroned IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib …


Boxing News

Salgado-Mendez still on

As previously reported, the WBC heavyweight eliminator scheduled for March 9 at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, California, between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne has been postponed to a later date due to a bronchial infection sustained by Arreola. Goossen Tutor officially announced Friday that the rest of the card remains intact with the IBF junior lightweight championship rematch between Mexican world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) against #1 contender and mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) of the Dominican Republic moving to the main event. The co-semi-main bouts, will feature twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina. HBO Latino will telecast the Salgado-Mendez bout. (more…)

As previously reported, the WBC heavyweight eliminator scheduled for March 9 at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, California, between Chris …



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“Canelo” Alvarez arrives in L.A.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Friday afternoon, WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his manager Eddy Reynoso arrived at Los Angeles International Airport and reported that they are ready to resume workouts. Canelo also confirmed his fight against WBA super welterweight champ Austin Trout on April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Friday afternoon, WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his manager Eddy Reynoso arrived …


Boxing News

Abril, Bogere make weight

Richar Abril 134.5 vs. Sharif Bogere 134
(WBA lightweight championship)
Gary Russell Jr. 127 vs. Vyacheslav Gusev 126.5
Jorge Melendez 156.5 vs. Ryan Davis 158
Thomas Williams Jr. 175 vs. Kevin Engel 174.5
Jeffrey Fontanez 134.5 vs. Daniel Attah 135
Luis Arias 166.5 vs. Arsenio Terraza 168
Sammy Vasquez 147.5 vs. Leandro Albornoz 146

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

Richar Abril 134.5 vs. Sharif Bogere 134 (WBA lightweight championship) Gary Russell Jr. 127 vs. Vyacheslav Gusev 126.5 Jorge Melendez …


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Daley fights Monday for NABF belt

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Undefeated Denton Daley (8-0 5KO) continues his ascent in the cruiserweight ranks in a rare Monday night card at the Ritz Carlton ballroom in Toronto Ontario. The 30 year-old Daley will be competing for his first title belt as he battles veteran former WBA (interim) champion Richard Hall for the vacant NABF title. The four bout card will be the second annual show put on by Bullion Boxing that helps raise money for “Right to Play”, a charity that supports children in third world countries and gives them the chance to enjoy and participate in sports. click here to continue reading

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Undefeated Denton Daley (8-0 5KO) continues his ascent in the cruiserweight ranks in a …


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Husband wins but wife loses in Costa Rica

By Robert Coster

Yet another one for the record books. It happened yesterday at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in San Jose , Costa Rica. Local boy and former WBA super featherweight champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez (30-1, 16 KOs) made a succesful return to ring action with a one round knockout of Dominican visitor Luis Ernesto Jose (31-11-2, 26 KOs). However, things didn’t turn out so well for his wife, WBO female jr middlweight champion Hana Gabriel (13-1-1, 9 KOs) who, as previously reported, lost her title being shockingly knocked out in just two rounds by unknown 18-year-old challenger Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Vasquez and Gabriel have been married for over a year and at one point in 2012 both were simultaneously world titleholders. Gabriel is, by the way, the more popular of the two among boxing fans in the Central American nation and was the main event of the card on Thursday.

By Robert Coster Yet another one for the record books. It happened yesterday at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in San …


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Boxing back in North Bergen, NJ on April 13

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions returns home to North Jersey with a fight card on Saturday night April 13th at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen. KEA Boxing has become known throughout the northeast for putting on exciting shows that have fans yearning for more. New Jersey fans and fighters want Kut back and he has decided to begin 2013 with a splash at Schuetzen Park. Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing, together with Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing are set to put on a night of boxing featuring some of the best local and international stars in the surrounding region.

Headlining the show will be KEA Boxing’s own undefeated welterweight sensation Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (10-0, 4 KOs), who is ready to grab the spotlight in the six round contest. (more…)

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions returns home to North Jersey with a fight card on Saturday night April 13th at …


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Mike Mollo talks about fighting in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KO) whose exciting fight against Poland’s new heavyweight star Artur Szpilka (13-0, 10 KO) beat all the ESPN3 boxing records and made ESPN’s “Top Ten” sports clips, talks about fighting in Poland. “I deserve rematch with Szpilka, everybody knows that. But if Szpilka doesn’t want to fight me again, I will fight Zimnoch, the guy he was supposed to fight after me, but I did make this impossible,” said Mollo, who works in his hometown of Chicago with another Chi-Town legend – former heavyweight contender Danell “Doc” Nicholson.

There is also a possibility that Mollo could fight practically in his backyard – the Chicago White Sox’ Cellular Field stadium. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, there’s strong possibility that on August 16 “The Cell” will be hosting a boxing event – first one in White Sox stadium since Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KO) whose exciting fight against Poland’s new heavyweight star Artur Szpilka (13-0, 10 …


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Cayo: I have to beat this guy and look good

Dominican super lightweight Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) hopes to log his fifth straight win against Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs) on a March 8 ESPN2 fight at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Once rated as high as #3 in the world, the 28-year-old Cayo lost by KO to Lamont Peterson in July 2011 and then dropped a shock TKO to shopworn former champion Nate Campbell in March 2012.

“I have to beat this guy and look good if I’m going to fight for a world title,” said Cayo. “I have trained like everything I worked for is on the line in this fight and in many ways it is…I have worked my whole life for a shot at a title. I have been very close a couple times and things went wrong. I cannot let Taylor take away my chance for another try. Every fight I fight from now on, I will treat as though it is my world championship fight because if I lose I may never get one. I’m not coming to Atlantic City to do anything but show the world Victor Cayo is one of the world’s best.” (more…)

Dominican super lightweight Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs) hopes to log his fifth straight win against Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” …


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Flores Stops Sconiers in 1st, Goes to 12-0

Costa Mesa, CA.; Before a sold out Fight Club OC crowd of 1,341, undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexander Flores made short work of his fight with veteran Harold Sconiers, stunning Sconiers late in the first round, and after seven unanswered punches referee Raul Caiz Jr jumped in to put an end to the inevitable at 2:49 of the first round. With the win, Flores, who is promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions upped his record to 12-0 and has scored eight straight KO wins. (more…)

Costa Mesa, CA.; Before a sold out Fight Club OC crowd of 1,341, undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexander Flores made short …


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Nietes, Fuentes make weight

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Report and photo by Dennis Principe

Filipino world light flyweight champion Donnie Ahas Nietes and challenger Moises Fuentes of Mexico easily made the limit of their official weigh-in Friday morning held at the SM mall in Cebu. Both Nietes and Fuentes tallied a fit 108-lbs, signifying that this 12-round title fight would be a battle between two superbly conditioned fighter.

According to Nietes, he is not bothered by nearly two-inch height advantage of Fuentes, noting that his last opponent Felipe Salguero also from Mexico was even taller than his latest challenger. Fuentes on the other hand was more cautious with his statement but has guaranteed he is here to snatch the title away from Nietes. (more…)

Report and photo by Dennis Principe Filipino world light flyweight champion Donnie Ahas Nietes and challenger Moises Fuentes of Mexico …


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Andre Ward back in the gym

Super middleweight champion Andre Ward hit an important milestone in his recovery from shoulder surgery yesterday, making his return to his boxing gym. Ward has been doing intensive physical therapy three times a week to get his shoulder back in to fighting shape, and he is happy with his progress and thrilled to get back in to the gym. “It was amazing to be able to say that I was going to a boxing gym and not physical therapy. I just have to respect the markers I’ve been given from the doctor; I couldn’t go crazy. That’s where I have to be careful,” Ward said. “I felt great, I felt fast, and my wind felt great. It was an amazing feeling to be able to work out in my gym.”

Ward received clearance from his physical therapist and his doctor to return to the boxing gym and start shadowboxing and cardio exercise on Thursday. “I definitely had to hold myself back. I could throw my right arm but I can’t over do it. Each week I can do more and more, but I have to respect the markers that my doctor set. In next couple months, I’ll be cleared to do everything, but for now I have to respect the boundaries that are in place.” (more…)

Super middleweight champion Andre Ward hit an important milestone in his recovery from shoulder surgery yesterday, making his return to …


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Abril-Bogere Erupts at Final Presser

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen/Boxinginlasvegas.com

On Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Richard “The Tiger” Abril and Sharif “The Lion” Bogere will let their fists fly in an effort to prove who is the king of boxing’s four sided jungle. But on Thursday it was their respective trainers that set off fireworks. When Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) took to the podium, it was all pleasantries as the Ugandan fighter spoke with the usual bravado.

“On Saturday night, I’m going to take care of business,” Bogere said. “I’m 100 percent prepared and ready to go. On Saturday, I’ll become champion of the world.”

It was your usual peaceful press conference until Bogere’s trainer Ken Adams became seemingly annoyed when Richard Abril took to the podium. There were no signs of either side having animosity towards the other but something set Adams off and he launched into a tirade that caught everyone by surprise. (more…)

By Andreas Hale Photos: Mary Ann Owen/Boxinginlasvegas.com On Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Richard “The …


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Rubio returns against Upshaw March 23

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) will face Floridian Marcus Upshaw (15-8-2, 7 KOs) on March 23 at the Palenque de Uruapan vying for the WBC middleweight Continental Americas belt headlining an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico by Televisa. Rubio is training in Oxnard, California with renowned trainer Robert Garcia. “I’ll get the victory and take a step closer to a title fight with “Maravillita” or whoever,” says Rubio.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (56-6-1, 49 KOs) will face Floridian Marcus Upshaw …


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SES Boxing inks two Americans

WBO/WIBF female flyweight champion Melissa McMorrow (8-3-3, 1 KOs) has signed with the SES boxing stable in Magdeburg, Germany. McMorrow, who lives in San Francisco, is in great demand since dethroning Susi Kentikian in May 2012 in Frankfurt (Oder). Most recently, she successfully defended her WBO title against Yahaira Martinez in Kissimmee, Florida. On March 23 McMorrow will be back on the German boxing stage on the undercard of the rematch between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz. “Germany has brought me good luck. This is a great country for my career,” said Melissa.

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SES has also signed another American in super middleweight Dario Bredicean. German heavyweight icon Axel Schulz discovered Bredicean in Florida and brought him back to Germany where he will make his pro debut in Potsdam on Saturday on the card headlined by Ramona Kühne.

WBO/WIBF female flyweight champion Melissa McMorrow (8-3-3, 1 KOs) has signed with the SES boxing stable in Magdeburg, Germany. McMorrow, …


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Castillo dethrones Hanna Gabriel

By Gabriel F. Cordero

18-year-old Dominican challenger Oxandia “La Loba” Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs) claimed the WBO female super welterweight crown on Thursday night with a second round TKO over previously unbeaten Costa Rican champion Hanna Gabriel (13-1-1, 9 KOs). A huge right hand left Gabriel wobbly and unable to continue, stunning the partisan crowd at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica. Gabriel, a huge star in Costa Rica, was returning to the ring after nearly 14 months of inactivity due to back surgery.

By Gabriel F. Cordero 18-year-old Dominican challenger Oxandia “La Loba” Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs) claimed the WBO female super welterweight …


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Venue: Foro Polanco, Mexico DF, Mexico
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
TV: Telemundo

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Luis Rosa Jr. 124 vs. Jhovany Collado 123
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Shelly Vincent 124 vs. Mikayla Nevel 122
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Venue: MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Ledyard, CT
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TV: ESPN2

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