WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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UFC

Dolloway returns to the grind against Sarafian

It’s been a long journey filled with ups and downs, but CB Dollaway is back, and he intends to let the world know on Saturday night at UFC on FX 7. . . Click here for more by Duane Finley on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

It’s been a long journey filled with ups and downs, but CB Dollaway is back, and he intends to let …


Boxing News

Q&A: Steve Cunningham

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo: John DiSanto Philly Boxing History (.com)

At age 36 and after a disappointing decision loss to IBF champ Yoan Pablo Hernandez, former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham decided to move up to the heavyweight division. After a clear cut win over Jason Gavern, he headed into a rematch against former light heavyweight and cruiserweight titleholder Tomasz Adamek, who had beaten Cunningham by split decision in 2008, knocking the American down three-times en route to winning the IBF belt from “USS.” Most people did not give Cunningham a shot in hell to beat Adamek in the rematch. But, as it often happens in boxing, the former Marine silenced his critics by mostly outboxing Adamek last December, two days before Christmas Eve. But Christmas came early for the Pole, who was awarded a split decision over Cunningham. FightNews sat down with Steve Cunningham last week to discuss the Adamek bout, his intentions at heavyweight and his career. (more…)

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer Photo: John DiSanto Philly Boxing History (.com) At age 36 and after a disappointing decision loss to …



AWE TV

Prizefighter: Welterweights III Weights

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Mark Thompson 148.25 vs Rob Hunt 148.75
Sam Eggington 149 vs Dale Evans 148.5
Chad Gaynor 148 vs Calum Cooper 146.75
Steven Pearce 148 vs. Glenn Foot 148.25

Kal Yafai 118.3 vs. Gonzalo Garcia 118.25

Mark Thompson is a 13-8 favorite for tomorrow night’s sold-out Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton live on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com. At 31, his age might make him the exception in an incredibly youthful field, but bettors are backing Thompson all the way. Thompson’s nearest rival for the Prizefighter trophy is 25-year-old Glenn Foot, who has a 12-5 chance for victory. 19-year-old Sam Eggington, the youngest ever Prizefighter entrant is a 25-1 outsider.

Bantamweight Kal Yafai tops the bill in his first fight of 2013, with the hotly tipped Brit tackling Mexican Gonzalo Garcia in between the semi-finals and final of Prizefighter. More photos…

Photos: Lawrence Lustig Mark Thompson 148.25 vs Rob Hunt 148.75 Sam Eggington 149 vs Dale Evans 148.5 Chad Gaynor 148 …


Boxing News

Soto-Alvarez for WBC Silver on Feb 9

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former three-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (59-8-2, 34 KOs) will face Ricardo Alvarez (19-2-3, 12 KOs) fo the vacant WBC silver lightweight belt on February 9 in the ITSON in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa.

In the co-feature, sensational bantamweight prospect Julio Ceja (23-0, 21 KOs) will face Jesus Ruiz (28-5-5, 21 KOs). Also in action are Luis Ceja, Antonio Lozada and Jesus Lopez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former three-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (59-8-2, 34 KOs) will face Ricardo Alvarez (19-2-3, 12 …




Boxing News

Daniel Ponce de Leon begins preparation

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon

WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-4, 35 KOs) has begun his preparation for his March 2 fight against undefeated Puerto Rican Jayson Velez (20-0, 15 KOs). Ponce de Leon looked very strong landing solid punches on his sparring partners as he spared ten full rounds at his boxing gym the Ponce de Leon Boxing Club in Montebello, California.

“I have been in the gym working out but just recently have stepped it up a hundred percent and focusing on my next fight. Overall its going good,” Ponce de Leon told Fightnews.com.

The champion talked about his upcoming fight with Jayson Velez and what his opponent brings to the ring. “March 2 I am fighting Jayson Velez, an undefeated talented fighter that is a bit taller than me with 15 knockouts and a good punch so I have a good fight ahead,” Ponce de Leon said. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (44-4, 35 KOs) has …


UFC

Watch UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping Weigh-in

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Watch the official weigh-in for UFC: Belfort vs. Bisping, airing live on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 1pm ET/10am PT . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC: Belfort vs. Bisping, airing live on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 1pm ET/10am PT …


Boxing News

R.I.P. Isidro Perez

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBO Flyweight champ Isidro “Sid” Perez has sadly passed away at the age of 48. Perez had been reported missing since September 2012. He had not claimed his pension check according to his sister Reyna Perez Jimenez. His body was eventually located at the Forensic Medical Service in Mexico City. Perez unsuccessfully challenged Hall of Famer Jung Koo Chang for the WBC Light Flyweight title in 1987 and Jose DeJesus for the WBO version of the same title in 1989. Perez moved up to Flyweight and annexed the vacant WBO belt in Puerto Rico in 1990 via TKO12 over Angel Rosario. Perez fought six more times thereafter, splitting those fights in alternating fashion. Along the way, he defended his crown twice, both times against Alli Galvez via unanimous and split decisions respectively. He lost the title to Scot Pat Clinton in Glasgow in 1992 via split decision. Perez took five years off and came back with a win and a loss in 1997, retiring for good with a record of 57-9-3, 41 KOs. Fightnews would like to extend it’s condolences to Perez’ family.

By Boxing Bob Newman Former WBO Flyweight champ Isidro “Sid” Perez has sadly passed away at the age of 48. …


AWE TV

WealthTV set to air Prizefighter: Welterweights III

WealthTV has secured the live telecast rights to the highly popular and fast paced Prizefighter: Welterweights III, scheduled for January 19th at 3 PM EST. The boxing extravaganza features eight rising Welterweights, all fighting in one evening in three round single eliminator bouts. The crowned winner will need to survive three different opponents to be crowned the champion for the evening. “This fast-paced format is great for boxing fans. It’s action packed and an all-out war in the ring,” said WealthTV’s director of live events Tommy Morris. “Previous Prizefighter events have helped discover some of the world’s best fighters. It’s a must watch for boxing fans.”

Six of the eight Prizefighter: Welterweights III fighters are undefeated, namely Calum Cooper, Sam Eggington, Dale Evens, Glenn Foot, Chad Gaynor, and Steven Pearce. They will be joined by two proven top opponents with impressive records Rob Hunt (16-1-2) and Mark Thompson (24-2). (more…)

WealthTV has secured the live telecast rights to the highly popular and fast paced Prizefighter: Welterweights III, scheduled for January …



Boxing News

MSG Tripleheader Press Conference

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

Thursday afternoon, promoter Bob Arum hosted the final press conference for Saturday’s big Top Rank / K2 boxing triple header at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. There was an overwhelming air of sportsmanship as all the key participants of the three world title fights took the microphone to address the collected media. There was no trash talk or arrogance on this day, just six confident fighters eager to get into the ring for the first big event of 2013. For many of the fighters, it will be their first time fighting at the legendary venue, and it was clear they all look forward to adding to the Garden’s history. The three title bouts will be televised live by HBO beginning at 9:45 PM (Eastern).

Here is what each of the participants had to say:

BOB ARUM (Promoter / Top Rank):
“It’s great to be back here at Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of Boxing. If you look at the six boxers on the dais who are fighting in the three world title fights Saturday night, I think their combined ages are still less than the age of Bernard Hopkins!” (more…)

Report and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Thursday afternoon, promoter Bob Arum hosted the final press …


Boxing News

Casimero-Rios in Panama on March 16

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Filipino IBF light flyweight world champion Jhonriel Casimero (17-2, 10 KOs) will defend his crown against mandatory Panamanian challenger Luis Rios (18-1-1, 13 KOs) at Hard Rock Café Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City on March 16. In the co-feature, Panamanian former two-division WBA world champion Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (32-5-1, 22 KOs) will face Filipino Jhon Mark Apolinario (17-2-2, 4 KOs) in rematch for the vacant WBA interim bantamweight title. There is also the possibility of a third WBA world title fight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Filipino IBF light flyweight world champion Jhonriel Casimero (17-2, 10 KOs) will defend his crown against …


Boxing News

Bondorovas-Thomas rematch on Feb 15

Bobby Hitz, the “Godfather of Chicago Boxing” will return on Friday, February 15, 2013, with his own version of a St. Valentine’s Day massacre at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Fresh off an extended recurring role on the Fox series Mob Doctor where he played right hand man to the mob boss played by William Forsythe, Hitz will continue his series of boxing shows at this Indiana casino just 20 minutes outside Chicago. The first main event of the year will feature the rematch of an explosive war held last November at this very same venue, as Chicago (via Lithuania) middleweight Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) will once again face Evansville, Indiana’s “King” David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle. (more…)

Bobby Hitz, the “Godfather of Chicago Boxing” will return on Friday, February 15, 2013, with his own version of a …


Boxing News

Ayala says he’ll release ‘the beast’

Elvin Ayala had no idea he’d be fighting for a title this weekend until he stepped foot inside Mohegan Sun Casino for Thursday’s pre-fight press conference. The sudden news has done little to change his approach. “I’ve been training hard regardless,” said Ayala (26-5-1, 12 KOs), the New Haven, Conn., native who will face New York’s Curtis Stevens (22-3, 16 KOs) for the NABF middleweight title Saturday in the nationally-televised co-feature of NBC Sports’ Fight Night series.

“For years, I’ve been talking about trying to get the beast out. Well, today it’s out. You’re going to see a different me on Saturday night.” (more…)

Elvin Ayala had no idea he’d be fighting for a title this weekend until he stepped foot inside Mohegan Sun …



Boxing News

Weights from Ojos Locos in Fort Worth, TX

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By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale
Photos: JA Escobar

Adam Clark 180 vs. Jas Phipps 176
Atlay Miranda 118 vs. Alex Hipolito 118
Juan Ocora 135 vs. Will Campuzano 133
Kenneth McNeil 168 vs. Samuel Clarkson 167
Shawn Nichol 120 vs. Ray Ximenez 122

Location: Cendera Center (Ft Worth, TX)
Promoter: Paulie Ayala Productions
Matchmaker: Shawn Ayala
Doors open at 6:00 / First Fight at 7:30
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By Jeff Zimmerman at the scale Photos: JA Escobar Adam Clark 180 vs. Jas Phipps 176 Atlay Miranda 118 vs. …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Undefeated champ Timothy Bradley received a surprise visit from former President Bill Clinton while taking part in a walkathon. The two chatted about health matters, vegan diets and Vitamin B-12 injections.

Undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KOs) takes on journeyman Matthew Greer (15-8, 13 KOs) in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico this weekend. They’re scheduled to go eight rounds.

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will reannounce its new inductees for the Class of 2013 Saturday, Jan. 19, at Steve Canton’s SJC Boxing Gym in Fort Myers, Fla.

Undefeated champ Timothy Bradley received a surprise visit from former President Bill Clinton while taking part in a walkathon. The …


Boxing News

Sky Ute card line-up finalized

The final line-up for this Saturday’s Sky Ute Casino card, in Ignacio, Colo., promoted by Prize Fight Boxing, has been finalized. In the main event, longtime local favorite Elco “The Animal” Garcia (26-8, 12 KOs) will go eight at 154 with Dallas’ Rahman Yusubov (9-9, 7 KOs). In the co-main, at 168, Tony Mack (2-0, 1 KO), of Texas, goes six with Joseph Hill (6-1, 2 KOs), of Detroit. On the undercard: Albuquerque jr. welterweight Hector Sanchez will make his pro debut against unwon-but-game Omar Quevedo (0-6); at 118, in a battle of 1-0 Albuquerque fighters, Angelo Leo is up against Julio Gomez; at 175, Henry Anaya III (1-2), of Albuquerque, will now face Farmington debuter Samir Young. (more…)

The final line-up for this Saturday’s Sky Ute Casino card, in Ignacio, Colo., promoted by Prize Fight Boxing, has been …


UFC

Brazilian Octagon Girl to be introduced Friday

Fans at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Arena on Friday January 18 for the UFC on FX 7 weigh-in will get the world’s first look at the promotion’s first-ever Brazilian Octagon Girl. The new muse of the biggest MMA organization will make her debut on Saturday, November 19 at the event itself . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

Fans at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Arena on Friday January 18 for the UFC on FX 7 weigh-in will get the …



Boxing News

Artur Szpilka: I’m born to win

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Not many – especially European – 23-year-old heavyweights gather accolades like Poland’s Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs), who on February 1st will challenge experienced and hungry “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-3, 12 KOs), in Mollo’s hometown of Chicago. Szpilka (his name means The Pin), a very quick and slick southpaw, gets compared to a heavyweight Vic Darchinyan and has garnered rave reviews from names like Monte Barrett and even Lennox Lewis. Nobody questions his skills and potential, many (even if his native Poland) have problem with his brashness and attitude. In this Fightnews.com interview, you don’t have to wait long to see them both… (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Not many – especially European – 23-year-old heavyweights gather accolades like Poland’s Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs), …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Happy Birthday to Muhammad Ali! “The Greatest” is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has announced the signing of undefeated Colombian super bantamweight Oscar Escandon (21-0, 14 KOs) to a promotional agreement.

When Sugar Shane Mosley returns to challenge WBA welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi on April 27 in Brooklyn, he will be trained by his father Jack Mosley for the first time since 2008. Shane had been recently working with Naazim Richardson.

Happy Birthday to Muhammad Ali! “The Greatest” is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has announced the signing …


UFC

Belfort vs. Bisping by the numbers

A look at some of the stats behind Saturday’s Belfort vs. Bisping main event . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

A look at some of the stats behind Saturday’s Belfort vs. Bisping main event . . . Click here for …


Boxing News

Sartison returns January 27th in Netherlands

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By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Former WBA super middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison (29-2) will be back in action on January 27th in Herleen, Netherlands. It is Sartison’s first bout since losing to Karoly Balzsay in April 2012 in an attempt to regain the WBA title he had won in 2009 by stopping Stjepan Bozic. “Super middleweight is one of the hottest divisions right now with lots of big names and possible big money fights,” says the 32-year old German. “I want to prove myself against the best fighters in the world. This fight is just a tune-up for hopefully bigger things to come.” Sartison is preparing for his upcoming bout with trainer Artur Grigorian in Hamburg, Germany, sparring with unbeaten light heavyweight contender Ismail Oezen (6-0) who will have his next fight on February 9th in Esbjerg, Denmark.

By Malte Müller-Michaelis Former WBA super middleweight champion Dimitri Sartison (29-2) will be back in action on January 27th in …


Boxing News

Manuel Charr returns on Feb 22 in Romania

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Former world heavyweight title contender Manuel Charr will defend his WBC Silver international championship on February 22nd in Galati, Romania. The 28-year-old German had some twitter beef going on with unbeaten US contender Deontay Wilder over the last couple of days. “I don’t even know who that guy is”, says Charr. “I didn’t know he is a fighter. Nobody in Europe has ever heard about him. I checked his record and now I know why nobody knows or cares about Wilder. He should start fighting people with a pulse before calling me out. I want a rematch with Vitali Klitschko. I don’t think beating up a guy like Wilder will bring me any closer to that goal. But if he wants to come to Europe I might even give him a shot at my title. I am not ducking anybody and not running away.” (more…)

By Malte Müller-Michaelis Former world heavyweight title contender Manuel Charr will defend his WBC Silver international championship on February 22nd …


UFC

GSP takes on Nick Diaz at UFC 156 on March 16 in Montreal

SIX OF UFC®’S TOP 10 WELTERWEIGHTS IN ACTION AT UFC® 158: ST-PIERRE vs. DIAZ – TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 26; PRESS CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 23 IN MONTREAL FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has posted an impressive 10-fight win streak during his reign atop the 170-pound division. On Saturday, March 16, he will look to extend that streak by one more as he steps back into the Octagon® in his hometown to face former STRIKEFORCE® champion Nick Diaz at Montreal’s Bell Centre. On the heels of unifying the welterweight title in November 2012 after an 18-month absence due to injury, St-Pierre (23-2) requested the fight against his fiery rival Diaz (27-8-1, fighting out of Stockton, California), telling UFC President Dana White it was “unfinished business.” Diaz agreed. (more…)

SIX OF UFC®’S TOP 10 WELTERWEIGHTS IN ACTION AT UFC® 158: ST-PIERRE vs. DIAZ – TICKETS ON SALE JANUARY 26; …


AWE TV

Prizefighter Welterweights III match-ups

Welterweight world title challenger Kell Brook performed the draw for the big Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on Saturday. The 28th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Quarter-final 1: Mark Thompson vs Rob Hunt
Quarter-final 2: Sam Eggington vs Dale Evans
Quarter-final 3: Chad Gaynor vs Calum Cooper
Quarter-final 4: Steven Pearce vs Glenn Foot

The winner of Mark Thompson and Rob Hunt’s opening quarter-final will face either Welshman Dale Evans or 19 year old Sam Eggington in the first semi-final – the youngest ever boxer in Prizefighter. The third quarter-final pits Chad Gaynor against Calum Cooper and they box for the right to face either Steven Pearce or Glenn Foot in the second semi-final. As an added bonus, unbeaten bantamweight prospect Kal Yafai faces Gonzalo Garcia in an eight-round clash in between the semi-finals of Prizefighter.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

Welterweight world title challenger Kell Brook performed the draw for the big Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament at the Civic Hall …


Boxing News

Quick Quotes from Madison Square Garden

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Orlando Salido: It’s a great honor to fight here at Madison Square Garden. We’ve always wanted to fight the best and that’ why I’ve come here. I know I have a very difficult fight in front of me, but I’m very prepared…this fight is going to be a war in the ring.

Mikey Garcia: I feel very excited for the opportunity that’s in front of me. Everyone aspires to become world champion and this day is here now. I feel that we did all the work in the gym. I feel very confident in my abilities. We have a tough task in front of us, but I have everything here to win. I think I will become world champion this Saturday night! (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Orlando Salido: It’s a great honor to fight here at Madison Square Garden. We’ve …


AWE TV

Price still hoping to own Lonsdale belt outright

The Lonsdale belt is the oldest championship belt in boxing. It’s presented by the British Boxing Board of Control to the British champion in each division, but the fighter only gets to keep it if they win it and then defend it three times. Current British heavyweight champion David Price is worried that he may be unable to claim a Lonsdale belt outright because there is a lack of serious domestic rivals. The 6’8 Liverpool puncher won the British heavyweight title last year by defeating Sam Sexton, and made quick fire defenses against Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton. He needs one more notch to own a Lonsdale belt outright, but there are currently no suitable active contenders willing to fight him.

Price (15-0) is now boxing at world class and meets American double world title challenger Tony Thompson (36-3) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 23rd on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Price who is also Commonwealth title holder explained, “Winning a Lonsdale belt is not my priority but at the same time it would be a great honour to own one alongside other great fighters. I would not turn it down as long as we can get an opponent who would raise me to the challenge. It would have to be against a fighter who I believe is world level like Dereck Chisora or Tyson Fury. My friend, David Haye is about but he seems focused solely on getting a fight against Vitali Klitschko. There isn’t anyone else I can raise myself for, but who knows? Someone might come through and I can keep the belt outright.” (more…)

The Lonsdale belt is the oldest championship belt in boxing. It’s presented by the British Boxing Board of Control to …


Boxing News

Stevenson to pursue Interim title

By Matt Cassavant

It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride of late for super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (19-1, 16KOs). After the 35 year old Stevenson was supposedly assured of fighting for the IBF title held by Carl Froch (30-2, 22KOs) next time he entered the squared circle, sanctioning body politics are likely to delay those plans.

In a Montreal press conference today, Yvon Michel, (Stevenson’s promoter), tried to clarify where exactly Stevenson stands with the IBF following the latest turn of events. Michel explained that confusion over the IBF’s rules regarding unification fights & exemptions was the source of the misapprehension. “There was a loophole in the IBF rules and regulations,” stated Michel. An oversight that seemed to genuinely take the long time boxing promoter by surprise considering Michel was getting ready for an IBF purse bid between he and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn, this of course prior to the Kessler-Froch rematch being agreed to earlier in the week.

The unification fight between WBA beltholder Mikkel Kessler and IBF champion Carl Froch has been “tentatively agreed to” according to an email by IBF president Daryl Peoples, (copy of the email was handed out to the media by Michel). In order for the clash to be formally approved, the IBF has set forth 6 conditions that both the Froch and Kessler camp must respect. Click here to read more

By Matt Cassavant It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride of late for super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (19-1, 16KOs). After …


Boxing News

Hanks suffers hand injury; Albany card cancelled

World ranked and undefeated heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks suffered a hand injury in training yesterday causing the cancellation of his February 2 main event showdown with Richard Carmack, which had been set for the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, it was announced today by Star Boxing. “Joe had been training in Los Angeles for this fight and suffered a hand injury which caused this fight to be called off and unfortunately cancelling our February 2 event at the TU Center,” said DeGuardia. “We’re very sorry to disappoint the terrific fans in the Albany area and we hope to return there in the near future and work with the great team at the TU.” Star Boxing promoted two events at the Times Union Center in 2012. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.

World ranked and undefeated heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks suffered a hand injury in training yesterday causing the cancellation of …


Boxing News

Golovkin-Rosado WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Steve Smoger will be the third man in the ring when WBA world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkn (24-0, 21 KOs) defends his title against challeger Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The three judges all are from the US: Glen Feldman, Tom Miller and John Poturaj. The fight supervisor is Miguel Prado from Panama.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Steve Smoger will be the third man in the ring when WBA world middleweight champion Gennady …


AWE TV

Prizefighter Light Middleweights replay airs tonight on WealthTV Fight Night

In anticipation of Saturday’s live telecast of Prizefighter: Welterweights III on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com, tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Prizefighter Light Middleweights III – the exciting eight-fighter single elimination tournament that took place November 3 featuring Craig McEwan, Navid Mansouri, Curtis Valentine, Terry Carruthers, Kris Carslaw, Ryan Toms, Larry Ekundayo and Peter Vaughan.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

In anticipation of Saturday’s live telecast of Prizefighter: Welterweights III on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com, tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (9:30PM …


Boxing News

Juan Carlos Burgos Workout

Juan Carlos Burgos works out in advance of his January 19th showdown with WBO jr. lightweight champion Roman Martinez at Madison Square Garden.

Juan Carlos Burgos works out in advance of his January 19th showdown with WBO jr. lightweight champion Roman Martinez at …


Boxing News

Hernandez breaks hand, title defense off

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) broke his left hand during sparring in training camp in Kienbaum and has pulled out of his title defense on February 2 against Oklahoman Eric Fields (21-1, 15 KOs). The event in Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Halle, will go on as scheduled with the main event featuring Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Brähmer (38-2, 30 KOs) in an all-German duel for the Euro light heavyweight championship.

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) broke his left hand during sparring in training camp in Kienbaum …


UFC

UFC on Fox’s Jackson on a “Rampage” before Octagon exit

By Anthony Springer Jr.

To its credit – perhaps, its promotional detriment – MMA is typically short on story lines and drama. Most fighters care nothing about self-promotion (or any promotion), few will call out another fighter after a victory, opting for the tired “whoever they put in front of me” line. While this “anytime, anyone, anyplace” mentality is admirable, it does little to put butts in seats and eyes on TV screens. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. To its credit – perhaps, its promotional detriment – MMA is typically short on story lines …


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Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson back in action

Super featherweight contender Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (24-2, 22 KOs) hopes to get 2013 off to a spectacular start against Nicaragua’s veteran Moises Castro (29-19-4, 13 KOs) in a 12-round fight for Thompson’s WBC Silver belt on Saturday from La Nave Del Parque in Villa Hermosa, Mexico. Also, Mexican featherweights throw down when Robinson Castellanos (16-9, 10 KOs) takes on Edgar “Pito” Ramirez (13-6, 12 KOs) in a 12-round fight for Castellanos’ WBC Silver featherweight title in the co-feature. Also featured in non-televised undercard action will be undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (26-0, 26 KOs) taking on Matt Greer (15-8, 13 KOs) in an eight-round fight and unbeaten Ivan “Terrible II” Morales (19-0, 12 KOs) battling Guasave’s Patricio Camacho (13-7-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight bout.

Super featherweight contender Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (24-2, 22 KOs) hopes to get 2013 off to a spectacular start against Nicaragua’s …


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Mundine ready for Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine said today the rematch with IBF middleweight champion Daniel” Real Deal” Geale on January 30 is bigger than there first fight in 2009 when he (Mundine) was awarded a hotly disputed split twelve round decision. He stated he did not prepare properly for 2009 fight but will be 100% in shape on January 30. He also says he looks ten years younger than his 37 years and will rise to the occasion on fight night.

“This is my biggest fight,” Mundine said. “I’ve had some big fights before. I’ve beaten him once before in a big fight … this is probably bigger … he’s really looked at around the world as the unified champion. I said it before but I’m the only man that can beat Geale. The first fight he caught me off guard. He was a young kid … had a dream and one of those dreams was to be champion and the other dream was to beat me. He become champion. He faced a guy that at some point he had to look at and aspire to be and, at that stage, I was pretty carefree about it but this time I know what’s at stake.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine said today the rematch …


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Ivan Morales: I want a world title this year

Report and photo by Felipe Leon

For undefeated super flyweight southpaw Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (19-0, 12KOs) the future can’t come soon enough. Like for any twenty-one year old, anything is better than right now and it is no different for the younger brother of former champions Erik and Diego Morales who wants his time under the limelight and this is the year he is going to get. He will take his first step this Saturday night, January 19th, when he goes for his twentieth consecutive win in an eight rounder against hard hitting former victim Patricio Camacho (16-7-1, 13KOs) of Guasave, Mexico, on the undercard of Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson’s (25-2, 23KOs) defense of his WBC International Silver super featherweight title against Moises Castro (29-19-4, 13KOs). The Golden Boy Promotions fight card will take place at the Convention Center of Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, and will be broadcast live in that country by Televisa. (more…)

Report and photo by Felipe Leon For undefeated super flyweight southpaw Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (19-0, 12KOs) the future can’t …










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