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Orozco, Diaz still undefeated

Orozco, Diaz still undefeated

Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions WBC #1 super lightweight contender "Relentless" Antonio Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) scored a scored a ten ...

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Frampton dethrones Santa Cruz in classic

Frampton dethrones Santa Cruz in classic

By Matt Richardson and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment In a war, former 122lb champion Carl "The Jackal" Frampton (23-0, 14 ...

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Stevenson KOs Williams in four round war

Stevenson KOs Williams in four round war

Photos: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) scored a sensational fourth round KO over WBC ...

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Santa Cruz, Frampton make weight

Santa Cruz, Frampton make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Leo Santa Cruz 125.5 vs. Carl Frampton 125.5 (WBA featherweight title) Mikey Garcia 138.5 vs. ...

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Santa Cruz-Frampton final presser

Santa Cruz-Frampton final presser

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) and undefeated former unified 122-pound world champion Carl ...

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AWE TV

Stevenson-George Oct. 12 on WealthTV

Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) announced yesterday that its ninth year of operation will commence in a few weeks. The popular GYM Boxing Series, “Fast & Furious,” as previously announced, returns this coming season with an improved Version 3.0 to the famed Bell Centre in Montreal. GYM will launch the new season series Oct. 12 at the Bell Centre, headlined by the IBF super middleweight title eliminator between Quebec favorite Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1-0, 15 KOs) and American invader Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs). The winner between these two powerful hitters will automatically become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch.

The “Fast & Dangerous 3.0” series will be accessible to Canadian boxing fans in the comfort of their homes on television through Canal Indigo, Bell TV, and Shaw TV, as well WealthTV and WealthTV.com in the United States. (more…)



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

G Donaire eyeing Marquez-Viloria winner

San Leandro, California’s Glenn Donaire #3 WBA, #6WBO, #14WBC, older brother of jr. featherweight phenom Nonito Donaire Jr., has positioned himself for another title opportunity under the guidance of his father Nonito Donaire Sr. Sources close to Donaire’s camp have confirmed that if Glenn was to come out victorious on Septemeber 14th against the rugged and savvy Mexican Omar “Lobito” Soto televised on the Telemundo Network he will have positioned himself to possibly challenge the winner of the Hernan “Tyson” Marquez vs Brian Viloria unification bout slated for September 29th.

“As always I never look past the fight that I have in front of me, but if everything goes accordingly I will to be taking a close look on September 29th. I’m dedicated now more than ever. I look to make my own legacy and not ride under my brother’s shadow. As everyone knows, I’m being trained by my father Nonito Donaire Sr. which I consider the best trainer in boxing,” said Glenn. The Donaire vs Soto, Septemebr 14th showdown from Tampa, Florida will be for the WBO NABO title currently vacant. Telemundo HD Network LIVE 11:35pm ET.



August 29th, 2012


Feature Story

Klitschko-Wach presser II in Warsaw

A knockout question

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Sebastian Andrzejczyk/ringpolska

“It will be almost impossible to win against a world champion like Wladimir Klitschko, on the scorecards. So, most likely, I have to knock him out. I don’t want to say when, 8th or 9th round. I just don’t know if I want to do it, because I’m not sure if the last guy I knocked out is still in the hospital or not,” – quipped Polish heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) during a second press conference taking place in Warsaw, announcing his fight against IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO titleholder Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) on November 10 in Hamburg.

“Dr Steelhammer” was mildly amused. “So, do you want to knock me out or not? You have to decide it. Knockout is the best way to win the boxing fight, this is what fans are expecting from us” – said Wladimir. “I heard a lot about my so-called glass chin, and Wach is just one of my previous opponents who are predicting my KO. It’s all fun and games now, but when we will be in the ring all the fun will be gone. Wach would have to fight Lamon Brewster or Corrie Sanders to know how tough is to fight them and for me, all of this knockout talk just helps my motivation.” Click here for giant photo gallery



August 29th, 2012

Feature Story

Southpaws prevail in Japan?

By Joe Koizumi

Some foreign fight scribe once asked this reporter, “Are all Japanese boxers southpaws?” No way, but his question might partly make sense, watching our current world champions. Out of eight current titlists five are southpaws. WBC bantam ruler Shinsuke Yamanaka and WBC fly kingpin Toshiyuki Igarashi, both of whom are slated to defend their belts against Tomas Rojas and Nestor Narvaes respectively on November 3, are both lefthanders. Also southpaw is WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao, who will put his throne on the line against Mexican Gamaliel Diaz on October 27. WBC super-bantam champ emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka, who had kept his belt on seven occasions to his credit, is also a southpaw who will square off against IBF/WBO champ Nonito Donaire in Las Vegas on October 13. WBA bantam ruler in recess is Koki Kameda, who is also a southpaw speedster. Orthodox titleholders are only three: WBA 130-pound champ Takashi Uchiyama, WBA 105-pound titlist Kazuto Ioka and the most newly crowned WBA 115-pound leader Yota Sato. (more…)



August 29th, 2012


Boxing News

Baldomir-Rubio for WBF title Sept 8

By Gabriel F. Cordero

World ranked Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and WBC former world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir will collide for the a fringe middleweight world title (WBF) on September 8 at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Guanajuato. “He no longer has the same speed and we have studied him very well, but he’s a veteran fighter who still wants to show who he is in boxing and we’re prepared to face him and come out with the victory,” said Rubio who is in the final stage of their preparation with trainer Jorge “Mapimi” Rodriguez. Also in action that night is middleweight prospect Marco “Dorado” Reyes againat Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia, lightweight Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez against Hugo Salas and female featherweight star Laura Serrano against Irma Garcia. The event is presented by Promociones del Pueblo.



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez is currently working on footwork and hopes that this is one of the advantages that will help him beat Daniel Ponce De Leon on September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. “I feel fast and we are looking to move a lot. Ponce is a very difficult southpaw and a great fighter. I’ll use my intelligence and I’ll try to throw a lot of punches so I can take advantage of his carelessness. On this night I’ll be 100% and fully focused,” says Gonzalez at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City with his trainer Nacho Beristain. For the third consecutive year, Gonzalez will be fighting on Mexican Independence Day and that day is also his birthday (he’ll be 31). Gonzalez looks great shape right now with two weeks remaining to the fight and his team expects Jhonny’s excellent preparations will provide him with a lot of confidence to deal with anything Ponce De Leon may present.



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

The road to Sturm – Team ‘Geale’ prepare for WBA/IBF Unification

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

This is a television promotional clip on the Sturm v Geale WBA/IBF middleweight bout in Germany on Saturday.



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Palacios and Włodarczyk ready to do it again

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Yolanda Colon (Palacios), Michal Koper (Wlodarczyk)

“I’m ready to go to Poland again and this time beat Włodarczyk so convincingly that even his family will say, ‘Diablo you lost this fight.’ Knocking him out will be obviously the safest thing to do and my fans in Poland and US will see a completely different Wizard – aggressive and merciless” said WBC #1 cruiserweight contender, Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 KOs) from his training camp at Legacy Fitness Club.

His rival, WBC defending champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO), shrugs off all the Palacios threats. “Barking dogs seldom bite. I will not make any predictions or statements, let’s see how Palacios will actually fight when I meet him in Wroclaw on September 22. The ring will prove that I’m the only man worthy of WBC cruiserweight belt. After I beat Palacios, I want to fight maybe 3-4 times as a cruiserweight and then give a try in the heavyweight division.” More plus video!



August 29th, 2012

UFC

Gagnon taking it one goal at a time

It was October 2011 in Montreal’s Bell Centre and Canadian fighter Mitch Gagnon (8-2) was staring across the cage at David Harris, a fighter from Detroit, Michigan. Both fighters were riding win streaks of three or better and Harris was making a splash north of the border. . . Click here for more by Mike Straka, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Huck to defend against Arslan on Nov 3

On November 3, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25 KOs) returns against former WBA champ Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs). The bout will take place at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. For Huck, it is the return to the venue where he dethroned previous champion Victor Emilio Ramirez. Since then Huck has successfully defended the title nine times. Should he win against Arslan, he will be granted a special “super champion” status by the WBO in recognition of ten successful title defenses. “Of course, that especially motivates me,” said Huck. “Currently there are no fighters on our team who can make that claim. I don’t want to miss the chance to become WBO super champion under any circumstances.” Regarding the WBO #8 Arslan, Huck stated, “He is a genuine fighting machine. He’s always applying strong pressure and he’s a southpaw. I have to be in top condition.”



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Golovkin sighting at Yankee game

Photos: K2

WBA & IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was invited to the Yankees-Blue Jays game on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. During the 5th inning they put him on the large video screen in center field. Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) of Kazakhstan, will make his highly anticipated United States debut when he defends his titles against WBA #3 ranked and European Champion Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday in the main event at Turning Stone Casino in Verno, NY, broadcast live on HBO Boxing After Dark (9:45 PM ET/PT). (more…)



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Mthalane-Nunez Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday in Panama City was the final press conference for the event called “Desafio Final” (Final Challenge) between Panamanian mandatory challenger Ricardo “El Mamatico” Nunez and South African IBF flyweight world champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane to take place Saturday at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City in an event organized by Promociones y Eventos del Ismo and broadcast on TV Max.

Moruti Mthalane: This will be a good fight and I respect the challenger but this night I’ll go out with the victory. It’s good to defend this crown in America, I feel great and I want get into the ring fast.”

Ricardo Nunez: I hope to be the the 30th world champion from Panama. I trained very hard and I am sure I’ll win that crown. (more…)



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Arash Usmanee

By Robert Coster
Photo: Vincent Ethier

Even though he is ranked 6th by the WBA, junior Lightweight Arash Usmanee remains a well-kept secret. The undefeated Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs), born in Afghanistan, raised in Canada, is now hoping to change all that and get the opportunity to fight in the United States on national television. Arash moved to Canada at age 10, became a star of the Canadian national amateur team for over 5 years before turning pro in 2009. In his pro career, the 30 year-old Usmanee has won the WBA NABA title and the WBC Continental Americas title. He has fought 3 times in the United States without much fanfare but is now looking to showcase his boxing talent on bigger scale than the rather small boxing shows he’s been accustomed to. Fightnews caught up with Arash Usmanee to talk about his past and his plans for the future. (more…)



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

#1 Dulorme in action Friday

WBC #1, WBA #3 welterweight Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs) will be facing off against Dominican Yoryi Estrella (10-7, 7 KOs) on Friday in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, PR. “We are ready and eager to fight this Friday,” said Dulorme, the undefeated fighter, who is promoted Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment Dulorme. “Yoryi Estrella is a great strong fighter and I hope we bring a toe to toe action packed fight, because the fans are paying for the tickets.” (more…)



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

More Klitschko-Wach photos

More photos from the press conference in Hamburg, Germany for the November 10 clash between WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his challenger Mariusz Wach. The two will face off at the o2 World in Hamburg.

Wladimir Klitschko: “16 years ago I started my professional career in Hamburg. It is always special to come back and have an event in this city. I expect from Wach that he will be as well prepared as never before.”

Mariusz Wach: “I promise a very hard and interesting fight. My goal is to take Wladimir’s belts. It is the most important fight in my entire career but I have nothing to lose.”

More photos…



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC-Hublot Boxing Pension event kickoff

By Boxing Bob Newman

The World Boxing Council and premiere Swiss watch maker Hublot have teamed up to create a fund for several stricken heroes of the ring. WBC president Jose Sulaiman and WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman contacted Fightnews to share the details of this venture, as well as announce an historic fund raising event featuring a dozen all–time boxing greats. Here is Jose Sulaiman’s open letter to the boxing community and beyond:



August 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Paquiao-Marquez on November 10?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to a source, Juan Manuel Marquez and Zanfer Promotions have reached an initial agreement with Top Rank to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 10 in Las Vegas. Marquez met Monday in Mexico City with Zanfer and is said to have reached an agreement. Apparently there will be no rematch between Pacquiao and Bradley, as Pacman is eyeing Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Marquez, the current WBA lightweight super champion and WBO super lightweight champion has always fought Pacquiao tough with two controversial losses and a draw.



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Espinoza signs two time Olympian Valdez

Los Angeles based boxing manager, Frank Espinoza, has announced the signing of two time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to a multi-year contract. Valdez, 21, first made news in 2008 when he qualified for the Olympics at 17 years old. He qualified again four years later for the 2012 games and gained quite a following with his aggressive and fan friendly style.

“I’m honored to be part of Espinoza Boxing,” said the Sonora, Mexico native. “I have big dreams and I plan to reach them with Frank’s help.” (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Scott-Tupou on Ward-Dawson undercard

Two heavyweights from the Goossen Tutor stable will appear in a non-televised undercard bout on Ward-Dawson card on September 8 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Malik Scott (34-0, 11 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line against once-beaten Bowie Tupou (26-1, 16 KOs). “It’s very unusual to match fighters, especially heavyweights, with a combined 60 victories and only one loss against one another when it’s not for the world championship or televised on a major network,” offered Dan Goossen, promoter of both fighters. “Our goal was simple though, have compelling bouts underneath more compelling bouts.”



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Ticker Alert: First boxing event at Barclays

Tickets for the much anticipated return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn go on sale TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT. The stacked October 20 event will be the first boxing event to take place at the brand new, state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features an exciting matchup between unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia who will be defending his WBA Super, WBC & Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Championships against the legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales. In the co-featured fight, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi risks his WBA Welterweight World Championship against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano. The night will also feature a star-studded line-up of New York’s top talents including New York’s undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Brooklyn’s hot middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, former World Champion Luis Collazo, the Bronx’s rising star Eddie Gomez, former title contender Dmitriy Salita and Brooklyn prospect Boyd Melson. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or at 800-745-3000.



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Ward: Dawson set the weight

By Robert Hough

Andre “SOG” Ward said his fight with “Bad” Chad Dawson was set at 168 pounds the minute Dawson issued a public challenge to Ward to face him at that weight. Ward (25-0, 13 KOs), the WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion is scheduled to defend his belts against Dawson (31-1-0-2, 17 KOs), the WBC light heavyweight champion who’s dropping 7 pounds, on Sept. 8 at the Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.

“It’s negotiating 101,” Ward said Tuesday during a teleconference to discuss the bout that’s set to take place a few miles from where Ward was born and has lived since then. “He was negotiating against himself when he said that. I never demanded that. When I was sitting on my couch and heard him say what he said, to me, the fight was signed, sealed and delivered.” (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Shaw inks Santana

Gary Shaw Productions signs light-middleweight prospect Francisco Santana (13-3-1, 6 KOs) to a promotional contract with the hopes that the Santa Barbra Calif., native can work his way up the rankings. “Santana is a very popular fighter in his region and he brings an exciting style to the ring every time he gets in there,” said Shaw. “The Chumash Casino is his home and we plan on showcasing him on all of our shows there. I know he has the talent to take his career to the next level and I’m looking forward to his development with Gary Shaw Productions.” (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Sturm-Geale Fight Week

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

Fight week activities for Saturday night’s big WBA/IBF middleweight unification between Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in Oberhausen, Germany, kicked off with yesterday’s final press conference, which was not open to the public. However, fans wanting to get a glimpse of the fighters can attend a public workout tomorrow and the official weigh-in on Friday. There are also some tickets remaining for the show at the KoenigPilsener-Arena, they can be bought at www.eventim.de.

Fight Week Schedule:

Public Workout
Wednesday, August 29, 12:30pm local time
CentrO Oberhausen, Coca Cola-Oase
Centroallee, 46047 Oberhausen
Participants: Felix Sturm, Daniel Geale and their respective teams

Official Weigh-In
Friday, August 21, 11:30am local time
Volkswagen Zentrum Duisburg
Ruhrdeich 120, 47059 Duisburg
Weigh-In for the undercard starts at 11:30am, Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale are
expected at on the scales an hour later



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Happy 41st birthday to former champion Raul Marquez who is celebrating today working out at his new gym – Raul Marquez Boxing Fitness Gym, 401 Wilson Road, Humble, Texas 77347.

Check out www.koboxeomundial.com, a new online boxing magazine which comes out monthly on the first day of each month. It is on its 4th edition already. The editor is Mexican Journalist Raul De La Cruz and many other boxing journalists from Latin America contribute also.

A Florida court denied Rigondeaux’s emergency motion for a stay in injunction against him. In English, it means he still can’t fight on September 15.



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Wladimir Klitschko Interview

Interviewer: Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Twitter Feed A First For Boxing Show

It was first for the sport of boxing as fight promoter Roy Englebrecht introduced the first ever live Twitter feed at his Fight Club OC show on August 16th. All fans in attendance at the sold out show were able to tweet their comments to all fans in attendance and even were encouraged to tweet their scoring of each bout. All these tweets were then displayed in real time on the large Fight Club OC video board scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

“My son Drew, who is our marketing and operations manager has wanted to come up with something that would get our Fight Club OC fans more interactive with our shows, and he thought that having a Twitter Scroll on the bottom of our video screen would be the way to do it,” said Englebrecht. (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko, Wach face-to-face

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo:Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska

“It could be one of my toughest fights in years. Wach can hit and is bigger than me,” said WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) during today’s press conference in Hamburg, Germany announcing his title defense against Poland’s Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs).

“I will be million percent ready, it will not be a boring fight,” stated Wach. Klitschko-Wach will take place on November 10 in the O2 Arena in Hamburg.



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch to defend IBF belt against Yusaf Mack

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title against IBF #6 Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on November 17. Froch became a three-time World Champion with a stunning fifth round KO of Lucian Bute to claim the belt at the same venue in May and returns to fight Mack, the Philadelphian World title challenger who will enter the lion’s den aiming to cause an upset. ‘Mack Attack’ challenged Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title last June and recorded an impressive win over Omar Sheika in April, dominating the man who challenged Joe Calzaghe and Jeff Lacy in World title bouts to take the USBA light heavyweight title with a wide points decision. It’s the first time Froch has fought back-to-back fights at his hometown fortress since 2008 and The Cobra is ready to put on a show for his loyal faithful.

“I can’t wait to get back into that ring in Nottingham and give the fans another great night,” said Froch. “The Bute win will go down as one of the greatest nights of my life and I plan on doing something special against Mack on November 17. He’s got nothing to lose coming here to face me and I know he’ll put it all on the line to take the title from me so I’ll be fully prepared for everything he’s got and I’ll be hitting him with all my best.”



August 28th, 2012

AWE TV

Philly fighters ready for Prudential Center bouts

Report and photos by John DiSanto Philly Boxing History (.com)

Three Philadelphia fighters will box on the upcoming September 8th fight card at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. All of them, Steve Cunningham, Bryant Jennings, and Karl Dargan, participated in an open workout for the media at West Philly’s James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym on Monday.

Cunningham, a former two-time cruiserweight champion, moves up to the heavyweight division for the first time and fights Florida-based Jason Gavern, 21-10-4 (10 KO). Cunningham, 24-4 (12 KO), used to fighting at 200 pounds, plans to weigh in at around 208 pounds for the 10-round fight. “It’s David & Goliath,” Cunningham said of his move up to boxing’s glamour division. “But it’s still going to be the same Steve Cunningham.” (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Hasim Rahman workout

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) is currently sparring with Friday Ahunayna and Chaen “Checkmate” Chess at the Hit Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Rock” is scheduled to fight Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) for the WBA world heavyweight title on September 9 at the Alsterdorf Sporthalle, in Hamburg.

Chaen Chess is also trained by Eddie Muhammad Mustafa. The 27-year-old has relocated from Ohio to Las Vegas to train with Mustafa. (more…)



August 28th, 2012

UFC

Flyweight cheat sheet

With Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson leading the way and fighting for the first 125-pound title in UFC history in the co-main event of UFC 152 in Toronto on September 22nd, it’s about time to take a closer look at the flyweight division that has earned nothing but kudos from fans and pundits since its Octagon arrival in March. So here’s your flyweight cheat sheet . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

More on Donaire/Nashioka, Rios/Alvarado

By Miguel Maravilla

The press conference kicked off Monday afternoon for the showdown between four-time world champion and current WBO/ IBF Jr. featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and WBC super bantamweight “champion emeritus” Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs). Also on the card is Oxnard’s Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will take on Mike “MileHigh” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) of Denver for the WBO Latino Jr. welterweight title. All four were on hand at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to announce their October 13 HBO Boxing After Dark card taking place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

The press conference began as Hall of Fame Promoter Top Rank’s Bob Arum welcomed everyone in attendance speaking English, Spanish and Japanese. “October 13 will be a great card and night of boxing with two tremendously competitive fights from the Home Depot Center,” Arum said in opening Monday’s press conference. (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

The Beast is ready to be unleashed

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing and Mount Airy Casino are ready to present a sizzling night of Professional Boxing under the tent in beautiful Pocono Mountains on Friday August 31st. The main event features the always exciting Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (9-0, 4 KOs) who is set to battle it out with upset minded veteran Dontre King (6-11,2, 2 KOs). The co-feature of the evening looks to provide fireworks as lightweight knockout artists do battle it out when Brooklyn, New York’s Bryan Acaba (3-0, 2KOs) and Middletown, New Jersey’s Tyrone Luckey (4-2-1, 4KOs) do battle over six rounds of what is sure to be non-stop action. (more…)



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

VADA calls for synthetic testosterone test

Dr. Margaret Goodman and the Voluntary Anti‐Doping Association (VADA) have called for professional sports leagues to immediately adopt the Carbon Isotope Ratio (CIR) test for every screen used in testing for performance‐enhancing drugs. To date, only fighters who participate in VADA’s rigorous voluntary program undergo such testing. “The recent positive tests for synthetic, or artificial, testosterone in professional and elite sports demonstrate that it is a problem at the highest levels of sport,” said Dr. Goodman, President of VADA. “Clearly, some athletes are choosing to use the substance because they know it is not tested for upfront. It’s long past time that the CIR test was used across the board to test for synthetic testosterone.”

In nearly all sports today, the CIR test is only used when testers suspect from other indicators a presence of synthetic testosterone. As a result, athletes and trainers who understand the limitations of this testing can “microdose” with synthetic testosterone in order to avoid triggering a CIR test, which can determine whether testosterone is produced naturally or artificially.



August 28th, 2012

Boxing News

Security threats KO Martinez workout

Threats and an incident of vandalism over the weekend at the Oxnard-based training camp of two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Argentina, has forced the cancellation of Martinez’s Media Day Workout, scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 in Ventura, Calif. Martinez is deep in training for his upcoming challenge of undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Mexico.

“This past weekend Sergio received threats from an unknown source and the car in front of his home was vandalized,” said Lou DiBella, Martinez’s promoter. “Unfortunately, until we have a security team in place, we are going to have to suspend any and all public and media appearances for Sergio, including the upcoming media day scheduled for tomorrow in Oxnard. We apologize for the inconvenience to the media and fans that have planned on attending tomorrow’s event.”



August 27th, 2012




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