Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Smith defeats Eagle

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF fenale welterweight champion Daniela Smith (12-3) scored a close decision over Lauryn Eagle (5-3-1, 3 KOs) of Australia over six rounds at the Waitakere Trust Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Smith controlled the action in the early rounds as she connected with solid left jabs and power right crosses. Eagle stepped up a gear in rounds five and six but referee Lance Reville crowned Smith the winner by unanimous decision. Scores were 59-56, 58-57, 58-56.

Eagle will be challenging for the Australian title on the Daniel Geale vs. Anthony Mundine IBF middleweight promotion on January 30, 2013 in Sydney. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF fenale welterweight champion Daniela Smith (12-3) scored a close decision over …


UFC

GSP vs. Diaz heads up welter tripleheader March 6 in Montreal

Fresh off unifying the welterweight title in November following an 18-month absence due to injury, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns to Montreal’s Bell Centre on March 16, 2013 to face former STRIKEFORCE® champion Nick Diaz. St-Pierre (23-2) has scored 10 consecutive victories in his dominant reign atop the 170-pound division but no other opponent has motivated him as much as the fiery and unpredictable Diaz  . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

Fresh off unifying the welterweight title in November following an 18-month absence due to injury, UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre …



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Khan schools Molina

By Rocco Morales and Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Former world champion Amir “King” Khan (27-3, 19KO) got back on the winning track with a tenth round TKO victory over game, but outgunned, Carlos Molina (17-1, 7KO) on Saturday night at the legendary Los Angeles Sports Arena. Molina was cut early in the bout but did not seem to let the cut bother him. What did bother Molina, however, was the blinding handspeed of Khan. Khan, fighting for the first time in his last nine bouts without a world title on the line, came into enemy territory, Molina’s hometown Los Angeles, and fought not only with little fanfare but with a hostile crowd against him. Molina was never seriously hurt by any one punch but rather it was an accumulation of punches and the cut that seemed to lead to the stoppage by the referee at the suggestion of Molina’s own corner. Time of the stoppage was 3:00 of the tenth round. With the victory, Khan wins the vacant WBC Silver super lightweight title and gets back into title contention. (more…)

By Rocco Morales and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Former world champion Amir “King” Khan (27-3, 19KO) …


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Narvaez retains WBO 115lb belt

WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (38-1-2, 20 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve unanimous decision over David Quijano (15-3-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina. Scores were 120-106, 119-109 and 120-108 as Narvaez retained his belt for the sixth time.

WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (38-1-2, 20 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve unanimous decision over David Quijano (15-3-1, 9 …




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Mendez punishes Gonzalez

Super middleweight Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Lester “El Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-8-4, 6 KOs) in a clash for the vacant IBA belt on Saturday night at the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Mendez dropped Gonzalez with a body shot in round three and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches at 2:35 of round five.

In the co-main event, welterweight Jonathan Garcia (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular first round kO over Rodolfo “Bam Bam” Armenta (11-9-1, 9 KOs). Armenta was down twice. Time was 2:03.

Welterweight Oscar Godoy (9-2, 4 KOs) scored a third round stoppage of Javier Gomez 13-10, 9 KOs). Time was :48.

Super middleweight Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Lester “El Cubanito” Gonzalez …


UFC

Nelson pounds Mitrione

The TUF 16 Finale inside the Joint at the Hard Rock brought one of the most jaw-dropping nights of fights in recent Vegas memory. Though a lightweight bout between Fight of the Night favorites Jamie Varner and Melvin Guillard was cancelled on the day of the fight due to Varner’s illness, the rest of the card overdelivered, bringing knockouts in five weight divisions and finishes in nine of the night’s 11 match-ups  . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.

The TUF 16 Finale inside the Joint at the Hard Rock brought one of the most jaw-dropping nights of fights …


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Donaire destroys Arce in three; Arce retires

By Jeff Reiners at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) scored yet another sensational knockout with his left hook Saturday night before a crowd of 7,250 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Former multi-division world Jorge “Travieso” Arce (61-7-2, 46 KOs) was dropped in the second round on a right hand from Donaire before making things slightly competitive in the third. That was until the Filipino Flash zeroed in his left hook, dropping the Mexican legend violently with the power punch. Referee Lawrence Cole briefly gave count before waving off the fight with Arce flat on his back. Time was 2:59. Arce retired after the fight.

Featherweight Victor Terrazas (35-2-1, 20 KOs) won a spirited affair against hard charging Juan Ruiz (23-12, 7 KOs) of Newhall, CA. Terrazas spent the majority of the fight with his back against the ropes, picking off Ruiz with sharp punches as he charged in. Ruiz was difficult to deter and never stopped coming forward while throwing hard body punches. Terrazas was unable to hurt Ruiz despite landing several clubbing rights. The scorecards varied wildly in the split decision. Ruiz was a 78-74 winner on one card, while Terrazas took the other two 79-73 and 78-74 respectfully. (more…)

By Jeff Reiners at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire …


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Fragomeni will officially be declared the winner

UPDATE #2: The WBC has confirmed to Fightnews.com that Giacobbe Fragomeni defeated Silvio Branco by split decision in a very close fight. An official statement on the situation in Italy is forthcoming.

UPDATE: According to Fragomeni’s trainer, one card had it even and the two other cards had Fragomeni ahead by three. Still to be officially confirmed but it looks like Fragomeni won a majority decision.

A riot broke out in the ring after Saturday’s twelve round rematch between WBC #1 ranked cruiserweight Giacobbe Fragomeni (29-3-2, 12 KOs) and #2 ranked Silvio Branco (62-10-3, 37 KOs) at the PalaGarda in Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy. As a result of the tensions, no decision was announced.

All we know, thanks to the WBC’s open scoring, is Fragomeni was ahead by four points after eight rounds on one card and the other two cards were close. The bout was for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title.

UPDATE #2: The WBC has confirmed to Fightnews.com that Giacobbe Fragomeni defeated Silvio Branco by split decision in a very …



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Santa Cruz retains IBF bantamweight belt

By Rocco Morales and Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In Saturday’s afternoon session at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz (23-0-1, 13KO) successfully defended his IBF title with a unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten and previously unknown 22-year-old Alberto Guevara (16-1, 6KO). Remarkably, it was the third successful title defense for Santa Cruz in just the last three months. Guevara fought with plenty of heart but was, ultimately, unable to outslug the stronger and more expereienced champion. Even so, Guevara was just the second opponent of Santa Cruz’ prior thirteen opponents to make it to the final bell and made a remarkably well showing of himself. Judges scored the bout 116-112, 118-110 and 119-109, all in favor of Santa Cruz. (more…)

By Rocco Morales and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In Saturday’s afternoon session at the Los Angeles …


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Abraham stops Bouadla in eight

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Photo Wende

In his first title defense, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over #13 rated Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg, Germany. Abraham punished Bouadla throughout the fight and referee Mark Nelson finally waved it off in round eight. Time was 2:11.

“2012 was a great year,” said Abraham afterward. “I became world champion. I’m very happy. Also, thanks to Waldemar Hartmann (popular German boxing commentator), who stops today at ARD.”

Unbeaten Mateusz Masternak (29-0, 21 KOs) won the vacant European cruiserweight title with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Juho Haapoja (18-3-1, 11 KOs). Scores were 120-108 on all cards.

In an upset, 37-year-old veteran Michael Sprott (37-19, 17 KOs) stunned previously unbeaten heavyweight Edmund Gerber (22-1, 14 KOs). Sprott, who entered with a four-fight losing streak, which included a controversial stoppage loss to Gerber in his last fight, was the busier fighter in compiling a ten round majority decision by scores of 97-94 (twice) and 95-95.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Jack Culcay (14-0, 10 KOs) dealt a five round beatdown to Jean Michel Hamilcaro (17-5-3, 6 KOs). “Golden Jack” was just too fast and too skilled as he dominated the fight. He finally put Hamilcaro on the deck in the fifth and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:26.

Other results:
Tyron Zeuge KO1 Vasile Dragomir (super middleweight)
Enrico Koelling W4 Attila Baran (light heavyweight)

By Karl Freitag Photo: Photo Wende In his first title defense, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) …


Boxing News

Groves sends Johnson back into likely retirement

Commonwealth super middleweight titleholder George Groves (15-0, 12 KOs) dominated former world champion Glen Johnson (51-18-2, 35 KOs) on Saturday night at the ExCel Arena in London. Groves outworked Johnson, as the 43-year-old “Road Warrior” who had come out of retirement seemed to be in good shape but was mostly unable to pull the trigger. Groves punished Johnson more and more as the bout progressed. Groves was credited with a knockdown just before the final bell. Scores were 120-107, 120-107, 119-109. Four straight losses for Johnson. (more…)

Commonwealth super middleweight titleholder George Groves (15-0, 12 KOs) dominated former world champion Glen Johnson (51-18-2, 35 KOs) on Saturday …


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Pajkic retains title in rematch

By Lindy Lindell
Photos by Bob Ryder

Neven Pajkic did what he had to do. Faced with a challenge from Shane Andreesen, who was fresh off two solid wins, including a career best win on ESPN over the 31-4 Brazilian Raphael Zunbano, Pajkic retained his Canadian Heavyweight Title with an easy, if not dominating performance over a strangely reluctant Andressen over ten rounds. The bout headlined Get in the Ring 2012’s charity event attended by 900+ folks at Windsor, Ontario’s Caboto Club.

Andreesen, from British Columbia, who had much to gain besides the Canadian belt in that he had lost an earlier contest versus Pajkic four years earlier over eight rounds, showed up at a seeming ready-to-go 218; Rajkic (now 17-1) was coming off a knockout loss to Tyson Fury. As the cliché goes, the stars were seemingly aligned for Andreesen to have his best chance for victory. (more…)

By Lindy Lindell Photos by Bob Ryder Neven Pajkic did what he had to do. Faced with a challenge from …



Boxing Result

Granados stops Canas

By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photo by Kyle Wolff for Tomba Images

Last night, 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions gave their fans who packed into Cicero Stadium in Cicero, IL, an early Christmas gift in “Crosstown Rivals: Windy City Fight Night 23,” the year’s final installment of the promotional company’s popular “Windy City Fight Night” series.

In the main event of the evening, in an all-action brawl between two of Chicago’s most courageous and entertaining fighters, junior welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs) used his clean punching, tight defense, and world-class ring generalship to beat-up and then stop an incredibly game and remarkably chinned Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (6-1-1, 3 KOs) in the fifth round of one of the best fights of the year. (more…)

By Sam Geraci at ringside Photo by Kyle Wolff for Tomba Images Last night, 8 Count Productions and Round 3 …


Boxing News

Pajkic retains Canadian belt

Canadian heavyweight champion Nevin Pajkic (17-1, 5 KOs) retained his belt with a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Shane Andreesen (12-4, 7 KOs) on Friday night at Caboto Hall in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

Also in action was unbeaten heavyweight Ali Mansour (9-0, 4 KOs) in his first fight in nearly three years. Mansour defeated Craig Hudson (0-2) by majority nod 40-36, 39-36 and 38-38.

Canadian heavyweight champion Nevin Pajkic (17-1, 5 KOs) retained his belt with a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Shane …


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Norasing destroys Escobia

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Famous Muaythai champion Norasing Lookbanyai (4-0,2 KOs) impressively captured the vacant PABA 115lb title as he stopped PBF champion Michael Escobia (9-3-1,2 KOs) in the opening round on Friday at the ground of Chaiya District Office in Suratthani, Thailand. After excitingly exchanging punches, Norasing landed a well-time left hook which dropped the Filipino champion, then he displayed one-side attack which floored his opponent again, forcing referee to stop the bout at 2:04.

In other action, WBC female silver 118lb champion Usanakorn Kokietgym (14-2,13 KOs) easily stopped Chinese Li Yun Ting in round three. Former IBF Youth 140lb title holder Decha Kokietgym (31-11-3,16 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Chinese Jen Yu Jia. ABCO#15 bantam Rachasak Kokietgym (14-2-1,7 KOs) outpointed Chinese boxer whose name reported as Tsu Chi Long in a six round non-title bout.

This event was promoted by Kokiet Panichyarom of Kokiet Groups Promotion. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Famous Muaythai champion Norasing Lookbanyai (4-0,2 KOs) impressively captured the vacant PABA 115lb title …


Boxing News

Weights from Perth, Australia

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By Brett Bonetti

Robbie Bryant 159.4 vs Jarrod Fletcher 159.2
(PABA middleweight title)
Daniel Dawson 153.2 vs Eusebio Baluarte 149.9
(PABA light middleweight title)
Paul Fleming 130.3 vs Balweg Bangoyan 129.0
Sam Hogan 153.2 vs Michael Dan Rubio 151.2
Jonathan Carroll 129.4 vs Matthew Seden 129.9

“Western Alliance 9” is promoted by Ty Coleman & David Letizia from CDL Boxing Promotions on Sunday at WA Italian Club in North Perth, Australia.

By Brett Bonetti Robbie Bryant 159.4 vs Jarrod Fletcher 159.2 (PABA middleweight title) Daniel Dawson 153.2 vs Eusebio Baluarte 149.9 …



UFC

Pearson gets the last word, KOs Sots

It was an unlikely rivalry, but Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos, the opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, brought plenty of pent-up energy and animosity into the Octagon at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Gold Coast, Australia. And when it was over on the UFC on FX 6 main event, it was Pearson impressively earning bragging rights with a decisive third round knockout victory . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next: The Ultimate Fighter 16 FINALE on FX airs TONIGHT from Las Vegas at 9 PM ET / 9 PM PT. Click here for more info.

It was an unlikely rivalry, but Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos, the opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, …


Boxing News

Donaire, Arce share mutual respect…

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By Jeff Reiners for Fightnews.com

A mariachi band entertained a legion of Jorge Arce supporters prior to the weigh in Friday in Houston. The event drew a large contingent of Mexican fans hoping to spur their man to an upset. Legends in attendance included Marco Antonio Barrera and Julio Cesar Chavez. Both fan favorites were swarmed as they prepared for a joint appearance on Mexican television.

Arce weighed in naked at 122, with Donaire helping to hold the shielding towel. Donaire came in a half pound under the junior featherweight limit at 121.5, immediately consuming a sports drink after making weight.

The two combatants playfully tugged at the WBO belt they will fight for Saturday night. Each fighter showed mutual respect for the other. The mood was joyous as Arce fans yelled for their man while Donaire struck an incredible hulk pose for the assembled media.

By Jeff Reiners for Fightnews.com A mariachi band entertained a legion of Jorge Arce supporters prior to the weigh in …


Boxing News

…while the Mexico-Philippines rivalry rages on

By Karl Freitag

For the second week in a row, the boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines has the world’s attention. Last Saturday in two high profile Las Vegas bouts, Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez savagely KO’d Filipino Manny Pacquiao, and Mexican Miguel “Titere” Vazquez successfully defended his IBF lightweight title by outclassing previously undefeated Filipino Mercito Gesta.

On Saturday, Filipino Nonito Donaire has a chance to avenge those losses against Mexican Jorge Arce at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In his career, Donaire is 13-0 against Mexican fighters and he is a prohibitive betting favorite to end the Philippines’ losing streak. However don’t tell that to Arce. “The triumph of Marquez, my experience, my style, my delivery in the ring and all the harsh criticism from my detractors makes me super motivated,” he stated. “Get ready to see what I will do with Nonito Donaire on Saturday!”

By Karl Freitag For the second week in a row, the boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines has the …


Boxing News

The “Road Warrior” is back on the Road

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By Matt Thompson
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Tonight the “Road Warrior” Glen Johnson will step into the ring for the 71st time as a professional at the ExCel Arena in London to battle super middleweight George Grove for his British and Commonwealth title. Being a Jamaican native qualifies Johnson for the title, but more importantly, who he is and what he has accomplished is the reason that Johnson is facing one of England’s hottest prospects who has only one-quarter of his experience and is twenty years his junior. The twenty-four year old Groves is not only defending his title but he is fighting for the recognition and legitimacy he would earn with a victory over a former world champ, particularly a warrior as highly regarded as Johnson.

Johnson announced his retirement in July of this year after his decision loss to light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara. At the time, Johnson did not believe that he had the effectiveness to compete at the highest level. As is frequently the case in boxing, it was a short-lived retirement. Now a scant five months later, Johnson finds himself hopeful of finding his Fountain of Youth “Across the Pond!” (more…)

By Matt Thompson Photo: Mary Ann Owen Tonight the “Road Warrior” Glen Johnson will step into the ring for the …


AWE TV

Pascal wins single-handed (again)

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By Dave Spencer, photo: Dave Spencer

It was supposed to be an opportunity to tune-up and shake off some rust after 19 months away from the ring. It would instead open up old wounds and once again attach the face of bravery to light-heavyweight Jean Pascal (27-2-1 16KO). The former world champion fought for eight rounds one-handed as he injured his left arm in the second round and was forced to improvise over the course of the next eight as he was still able to dominate Polish opponent Aleksy Kuziemski (23-5 7KO) and win a hands down 100-88, 98-90, 98-90 decision, scoring a pair of knockdowns for good measure.

Two-time world title challenger Kuziemski could offer up very little and often looked like a deer in the headlights as Pascal moved, switched to southpaw, and threw a bucket full of right hands to keep control of the fight.

It was the third time Pascal has been forced to fight with one hand in his career, but the first time it has been the left that has failed him. “I think this was the worst one because it happened in the second round,” said Pascal after the fight. It was really painful after the second but I was able to do one arm. I think I did a pretty good job with only one arm and I think I’m proud of myself and hope people understand that.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer, photo: Dave Spencer It was supposed to be an opportunity to tune-up and shake off some rust …


Boxing News

Weights from the Dominican Republic

Marlin “Marvilla” Cabrera 125 vs. Geyci Lorenzo 126
(Vacant UBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title)
Amanda Serrano 130 vs. Lina Milagros Tejada 134
(Vacant UBF Inter-Continental super featherweight title)
Carlos Valdez 138, Richard Capellan 136
Yahaira Hernandez 161, Evelina Diaz 160
Kelvin Toribio 141, Alexis Santana 143
Oscauris Frias 125, Juan Guzman 123

Promoter: Michael Duzant
Venue: Sosua Bay Grand Casino, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Marlin “Marvilla” Cabrera 125 vs. Geyci Lorenzo 126 (Vacant UBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Title) Amanda Serrano 130 vs. Lina Milagros Tejada …


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Weights from Salinas, Calif.

Paul Mendez 159.5 vs. Lester Gonzalez 160
Jonathan Garcia 142 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 142
Jose Celaya 173.5 vs. Loren Myers 174.5
Jonathan Chicas 143.5 vs. Moris Rodriguez 141
Preston Freeman 140.5 vs. Vicente Guzman 142
Oscar Godoy 148 vs. Javier Gomez 146.5

Venue: Salinas Storm House, Salinas, Californi
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Paul Mendez 159.5 vs. Lester Gonzalez 160 Jonathan Garcia 142 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 142 Jose Celaya 173.5 vs. Loren Myers …


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Pascal beats Kuziemski with one hand

By Dave Spencer/Matt Casavant at ringside

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former Olympian and two-time WBO world challenger Aleksy Kuziemski (23-5, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. A one-armed Pascal managed to score two knockdowns to score a 100-88, 98-90, 98-90 decision against an overmatched Kuziemski who was never a threat despite Pascal seperating his shoulder in the 4th round.

Pascal previously separated his right shoulder in 2009 in a fight against Adrian Diaconu but this time it was the left. The injury puts in danger a possible match-up with WBC Champion Chad Dawson that was scheduled for the spring.

David Lemieux scored another highlight real knockout, landing a devastating straight right in the 2nd round that sent his opponent to the canvas, the Russian Albert Ayrapetyan (20-4, 9 KOs) whose corner threw in the towel before he even had a chance to get up. Lemieux soon to be 24 years of age, moves to (28-2, 27 KOs) and has now won 3 straight fights by KO since his decision loss at the hands of Joachim Alcine a year ago. Much was made of Ayrapetyan having lasted 11 rounds versus the current middleweight champion of the world Sergio Martinez but that was 7 years ago, and Ayrapetyan did not react well to Lemieux’s punching power early, twice going down in the 1st round due to a powerful left hook. David sensing his opponent’s vulnerability pounced on Ayrapetyan at the start of the 2nd and was able to secure the stoppage at 1:26 min of the round. David Lemieux is now scheduled to headline on ESPN FNF at the Bell Centre February 8th versus 33 year old Colombian Jose Miguel Torres (26-5, 23 KOs)… (more…)

By Dave Spencer/Matt Casavant at ringside Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KOs) won a ten round …


Boxing News

Oliveira goes for two titles tomorrow

By Robert Coster

Brazilian junior middleweight prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (18-1, 13 KOs) will be looking to win two regional titles, the WBA Fedebol and the WBC Fecarbox crowns, tomorrow in La Romana, Dominican Republic. His opponent is experienced spoiler David Toribio (19-13, 12 KOs), the Dominican 154lb champion. Toribio has in the past notched the scalp of four unbeaten boxers in the USA and the Dominican Republic.

Understandably, the 22-year-old Oliveira is not taking his adversary lightly. “We know that Toribio’s record is deceptive and that he is a cagey boxer. I have trained hard for this fight and a victory and two titles will be a big step forward in my career.”

On the undercard, junior Middleweight knockout artist Kanat Islam (7-0, 7 KOs) of Kazakstan will be tested by veteran Humberto Toledo (41-8-2, 25 KOs) of Ecuador in a fight for the WBA Fedecaribe title. Kanat, who has never gone past five rounds, will be taking a big leap forward against the experienced and granite-jawed Toledo. The card will be held at the Pedro Julio Nolasco Coliseum and is promoted by Domini Boxing.

By Robert Coster Brazilian junior middleweight prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (18-1, 13 KOs) will be looking to win …


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Smith in action Saturday

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron

Former IBF welterweight champion Daniela Smith (11-3) will clash with Lauryn Eagle (5-2-1, 3 KOs) of Australia over ten rounds at the Waitakere Trust Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Eagle is a former Miss Universe Entrant and a world water ski champion and will start a heavy underdog. Smith captured the world title in 2010 when she dominated Germany’s Jennifer Retzke over ten rounds, but lost the belt in 2011 when South Africa’s Noni Tenge stopped her in four rounds. Legendary broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan will call the fight that will be televised on pay-per-view television throughout New Zealand. Promoter Dean Lonergan.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron Former IBF welterweight champion Daniela Smith (11-3) will clash with …


UFC

TUF Finale at the scales

Weigh-in results for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, which is headlined by the five round heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione, and the TUF 16 final between Mike Ricci and Colton Smith, airing live on FX from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9pm ET / PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for four televised prelims at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see three prelim bouts at 5:35pm ET / 2:35 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Roy Nelson (252) VS Matt Mitrione (257)

FX MAIN CARD
TUF 16 Final
Mike Ricci (171) VS Colton Smith (170)

Shane Del Rosario (244) VS Pat Barry (238)
Jamie Varner (156) VS Melvin Guillard (156)
Jonathan Brookins (146) VS Dustin Poirier (146)

FUEL TV FIGHTS
James Head (171) VS Mike Pyle (171)
Marcos Vinicius (136) vs Johnny Bedford (136)
Rustam Khabilov (155) VS Vinc Pichel (156)
Nick Catone (171) VS TJ Waldburger (170)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Hugo Viana (135) vs Reuben Duran (136)
John Cofer (156) VS Mike Rio (156)
Tim Elliott (126) VS Jared Papazian (126)
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Coming up next: The Ultimate Fighter 16 FINALE on FX airs Saturday, December 15, from Las Vegas at 9 PM ET / 9 PM PT. Click here for more info.

Weigh-in results for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, which is headlined by the five round heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson …


Boxing News

Marquez, Pacman declared clean by NSAC

Both Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao were declared “clean” by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following their post fight drug tests. Marquez’ test was of particular interest as he was ripped like never before and had been working with strength coach and doping expert Angel Heredia prior to the fight.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao was given a mandatory 120-day medical suspension by the NSAC. He is required to have no boxing-related contact workouts for 90 days and before any future fight he will undergo extensive brain exams. September 14th, 2013 has been targeted as a possible return date.

Both Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao were declared “clean” by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following their post fight …


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Weights from Los Angeles

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Amir Khan 139.75 vs. Carlos Molina 139.75
Alfredo Angulo 154.5 vs. Jorge Silva 156
Deontay Wilder 223.5 vs. Kelvin Price 240

Leo Santa Cruz 117.75 vs. Alberto Guevara 117.5
(IBF bantamweight championship)
Joseph Diaz 122 vs. Vicente Alfaro 122.5

Venue: LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
TV: Showtime/Showtime Extreme, CBS
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By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Photos: Big Joe Miranda Amir Khan 139.75 vs. Carlos Molina 139.75 Alfredo Angulo 154.5 …


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Donaire, Arce make weight

By Jeff Reiners at the scale
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire 121.5 vs. Jorge Arce 122
(WBO super bantamweight championship)
Victor Terrazas 126.5 vs. Juan Ruiz 123.5
Daniel Sandoval 150.25 vs. Larry Smith 149.5
Jose Felix Jr. 133 vs. Meachor Major 132.75
Tremaine Williams 123.5 vs. Rafael Casias 122.25
Cedric Agnew 175.75 vs. Alfredo Contrereas 175
Alex Saucedo 146.6 vs. Eddie Cordova 147.5
Sukhrab Shidaev 150.5 vs. Jose Trevino 151
Saul Rodriguez 128.5 vs. Pablo Brates 128.5

Venue: Toyota Center, Houston Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO (Note: Saturday’s fight is expected to be the last HBO telecast for 81-year-old boxing commentator Larry Merchant.)
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By Jeff Reiners at the scale Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Nonito Donaire 121.5 vs. Jorge Arce 122 (WBO super bantamweight …


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Granados: Mexican blood drives me to fight

By Sam Geraci
Photo: 8 Count Productions

Tonight rising junior welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (10-2-1, 6 KOs) headlines his first event in his hometown of Cicero, IL, when he takes on undefeated Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (6-0-1, 3 KOs) of Chicago, IL, tonight in the headliner of the 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions “Crosstown Rivals: Windy City Fight Night 23” event. The 23-year-old Granados, born and raised in Cicero, was a member of the 2008 Mexican Olympic Team. Granados spent approximately a year training in Mexico City with the legendary trainer Nacho Beristain and the Marquez Brothers. Beginning in the Spring of 2008, Granados was a sparring partner for Juan Manuel Marquez as he prepared for his showdown with Joel Casamayor (September 2008).

Before the fight, Granados took time to discuss his unique relationship with JMM, tonight’s contest with Canas, his desire for a rematch with Frankie Gomez, his nickname’s origin, and how he took up boxing. (more…)

By Sam Geraci Photo: 8 Count Productions Tonight rising junior welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (10-2-1, 6 KOs) headlines his …


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Fragomeni, Branco ready for rematch

WBCBoxing.tv will present a championship boxing webcast, free of charge, on Saturday at 3PM ET/noon PT featuring the rematch between WBC #1 ranked cruiserweight Giacobbe Fragomeni (29-3-2, 12 KOs) and #2 ranked Silvio Branco (62-10-3, 37 KOs) from the PalaGarda in Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy. The bout will be for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title. Their first fight on March 17 ended in a 12-round draw, scored 115-113 Branco, 114-114, 115-115. (more…)

WBCBoxing.tv will present a championship boxing webcast, free of charge, on Saturday at 3PM ET/noon PT featuring the rematch between …


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‘La Barbie’ back in action

Former WBC flyweight champion Mariana Juarez (35-6-3, 16 KOs), who held her crown for over three years and made 14 defenses before losing the belt to Ava Knight in October returns on Saturday night at the Arena Coliseo in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The 32-year-old Juarez, who has recently appeared in the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine, will begin her comeback against former WBA super flyweight champion Tenkai Tsunami (18-5, 7 KOs), who held that belt from 2009 to 2012, defending the title four times.

In the co-feature, middleweight Bruno “Tiburon” Sandoval (10-0, 9 KOs) will face Alberto “La Mosca” Martinez (20-7, 12 KOs) in a twelve rounder for the WBC USNBC belt.

Former WBC flyweight champion Mariana Juarez (35-6-3, 16 KOs), who held her crown for over three years and made 14 …


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Groves, Johnson make weight

George Groves 166.9 vs. Glen Johnson 167.5
(Commonwealth super middleweight title)
Billy Joe Saunders 159.1 vs, Nick Blackwell 158.5
(Commonwealth/British middleweight titles)
Tony Conquest 198 vs. Neil Dawson 198.1
(WBO International cruiserweight title)
Steve O’Meara 152.75 vs. Liam Smith 153.4
(Commonwealth jr middleweight title)
Chas Symonds 146.5 vs. Bradley Skeete 146.5

Venue: Excel Arena, London, England
Promoter: Frank Warren

George Groves 166.9 vs. Glen Johnson 167.5 (Commonwealth super middleweight title) Billy Joe Saunders 159.1 vs, Nick Blackwell 158.5 (Commonwealth/British …


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Abraham, Bouadla make weight

Photos: Photo Wende

Mehdi Bouadla 164.7 vs Arthur Abraham 168
(WBO Super-Middleweight Championship)

Jean Michel Hamilcaro 152.3 vs Jack Culcay 153.4
(WBA-Intercontinental Light Middleweight Championship)

Juho Haapoja 195.8 vs Mateusz Masternak 195.1
(European Cruiserweight Championship)

Venue: Arena Nuernberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event

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Photos: Photo Wende Mehdi Bouadla 164.7 vs Arthur Abraham 168 (WBO Super-Middleweight Championship) Jean Michel Hamilcaro 152.3 vs Jack Culcay …










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