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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous ...

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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Bellew: Makabu cannot beat me

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) has warned WBC #1 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) that he will not deny ...

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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous

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Boxing News

Jaro-Singwangcha leaves for Japan

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro-Singwangcha left for Japan at 2:30PM today via Philippine Airlines. Jaro is set to make the first defense of his title against Toshiyuki Igarashi on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Saitama, Japan. Jaro left the Philippines with his team composed of Manager/Promoter/ Trainer Aljoe Jaro, Coaches George Sol and Carlito Vasquez, and Therapist Frankie Jaro. Co-Manager Naris Sinwangcha will meet the team in Japan and will leave from Bangkok.

“I am very ready to defend my title and show the world that my victory against Pongsaklek was no fluke. I am a real champion and I promise everybody that I am in better shape now more than during my fight against Wonjongkam,” Jaro told Fightnews. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC on Fuel weigh-in

Watch the official weigh-in for the UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman card live Tuesday, July 10 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT . . .  more
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 10th, 2012


UFC

TJ Dillashaw – the next alpha male

TJ Dillashaw has spent the last couple years discovering that being a part of the respected and talented Team Alpha Male camp comes with both benefits and challenges . . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com

Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Khan-Garcia Fight Week Begins

Fight fans in Las Vegas will have several opportunities see former world champion Amir “King” Khan and reigning WBC super lightweight kingpin Danny “Swift” Garcia before they collide Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It all starts today at 1PM at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Hotel Lobby with fighter Grand Arrivals and a fan autograph session. Garcia arrives at 1PM, with Khan pulling in at 1:30PM. On Wednesday, fans are welcome to attend fighter workouts in Mandalay Bay’s Mizuya Lounge. Garcia works out at 1PM, Khan works out at 1:45PM. Then on Friday the official weigh-in will be open to the public at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at 3PM.

Last week, Khan and Garcia held an international media conference call to discuss their upcoming WBC super lightweight world championship fight. Golden Boy has released the transcript: (more…)



July 10th, 2012


Boxing Result

Liebenberg goes the distance

By Ron Jackson

Super middleweight Ryno Liebenberg was taken the distance for the first time when he beat the rugged Tineyi Marizdo of Zimbabwe on a majority eight round points decision at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Monday night. Judges Joe Chaane and Wally Snowball scored it 79-76 and 78-74 for Liebenberg and whilst judge Neville Hotz had it a surprising 76-76. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

WBA schedules Jones-Lebedev purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero
 
WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones and WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will go to purse bid for the mandatory fight in the division. The auction will take place on July 19 at 11AM at WBA Headquarters in Panama  City and will be led by WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. The minimum bid will be $200,000 with 55% for the champion and 45% for the interim titlist.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Harrison returns to face Nash in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The young man who was America’s youngest boxer in 2011 comes back to action headlining an eight-bout Keystone Boxing Promotions card on Saturday, July 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Now an 18-year old, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will be in a scheduled six-round contest against veteran Reggie “Two-Guns” Nash of Grand Rapids, MI. Harrison (6-0, three KOs) is coming off a second-round TKO over Joey Ortega on May 12 at the Convention Center. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Charle Dunn passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian lightweight star from the 1950s, Charlie Dunn has passed away from a lung disease in Sydney, New South Wales at the age of 81 years. Charlie was born in Enfield in 1930 and made his professional debut at the age of 16 years – boxing a three round draw with Al Lawrence at Sydney Stadium in 1946. After twelve bouts in prelim ranks, Charlie defeated Jimmy Boyle over ten rounds in 1949. Charlie’s best wins were over Len Pippen in 1949, Ken Wenman and Pat Ford in 1951, Welterweight Bert Hornby in 1953. Americo Agostini in 1954, Mickey McDonald in 1955. The most impressive victory for Dunn came on June 18, 1956 when he blasted out “KO King” Colin Clarke when referee Vic Patrick crowned Charlie at 2.44 of round two. Clarke had defeated Don McTaggart of Scotland, Sergio Milan of Italy and Spaniard Augustin Argote. Australian George Bracken also lost to Clarke by KO in two rounds. Funeral Service will be held for Charlie Dunn at St Benedicts Church in Broadway, Sydney on Friday. Charlie will be missed by his family and many friends from the Australian boxing fraternity.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Panama Commission voids results

On its Monday night meeting, Panamanian Boxing Commission unanimously approved voiding the results of 2 fights between Venezuelan female fighters and Panamanian women with no amateur or professional boxing experience. After four and a half months, the only four members who attended the Comibox weekly meeting decided to declare “exhibition fights” the previously ruled TKOs of Alys “La China” Sanchez over Adina Knowles and Carolina Alvarez against Aneth Morgan. Those fights held at the Palacio Dorado in Panama City on February 28th, 2012 caused the suspension of Commissioner Rogelio Perez who accepted the two women as late substitutes at the weigh in ceremony.

This unexpected decision from Panama’s Comibox occurs 4 days after the WBA decided against Panamanian Celestino Caballero and favored promoter Sampson Lewkowicz on their dispute for the promotion of Caballero’s next mandatory defense. Caballero invited the sports media to a press conference to be held at El Jade Tavern on Tuesday 10am. He is expected to announce his legal reaction to WBA decision.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Ward-Dawson kickoff presser

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Goossen Tutor

Today at Oracle Arena in Oakland Calif, undefeated WBA and WBC super-middeweight champion, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) and WBC light-heavyweight champion, “BAD” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) hosted a press conference to discuss their upcoming championship bout, taking place September 8, 2012 at Oracle Arena televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.

Andre Ward: “The road I’ve taken to this point has not been easy. Being back on HBO is a big thing, but fighting on HBO in my hometown is huge. To be great you have to fight the best. Chad has beaten the best so these are the type fights I want to take. I will put on a great show for all the fans that come out to Oracle Arena.”

Chad Dawson: “This is a big fight for me. I know their will be a huge crowd for Andre, but I’m not afraid. I’m happy to be the underdog in this fight. I haven’t been the underdog in a long time and I’ll do what I have to do to win this fight.” (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out after arriving in Los Angeles to kick off a coast-to-coast media tour announcing his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against two-division world champion Sergio Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas,At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15,at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay Per View.
(more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Dib back in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (34-1, 21 KOs) returns to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez (21-3, 19 KOs) over ten rounds in a non-title fight at the Orion Function Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib will make a mandatory defense of the title in December. Dib captured the vacant title in 2011 by defeating Jorge Lacierva and has made successful defenses against Alberto Servidei and Eduardo Escobedo in 2011 and 2012. Southpaw Rodriguez defeated Gilberto Bolanos in his most recent ring outing in Mexico. Also in action is WBO rated featherweight Joel Brunker (22-0, 13 KOs) will be in action against Mexico’s Edgar Riovalle (34-13-1, 24 KOs) over eight rounds Brunker has been mentioned as a future opponent of Dib. Promoter is Billy Hussein. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television network



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

IBF calls for heavyweight box-off

After Wladimir Klitschko’s “rerun” against mandatory challenger Tony Thompson last Saturday, the IBF today called for a box off to determine the next mandatory challenger of the younger Klitschko brother including European champion Kubrat Pulev (#3 in the IBF ratings), former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (#4), Cuba’s 2004 Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis (#5) and Alexander Ustinov from Russia (#6). (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

“Tyson” and “Gusano” in action

WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and former super flyweight champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas will share the billboard next Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Both are preparing for major world title fights in September, as long as they step out of the ring with their hand raised. Marquez (33-2-0, 25 KOs) will face Filipino Fernando “Gatillero” Lumacad (26-3-3, 11 KOs) in a 10-round fight at super flyweight. It appears Marquez will face WBO flyweight champion Bryan Viloria to unify belts on October 29th. Rojas (38-13-1, 25 KOs) will take on Colombian Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (19-9-1, 13 KOs) in a bantamweight bout. Rojas is in line to face WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan. Also seeing action will be local favorite Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (35-8-2, 22 KOs) facing ex-champ Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (18-2-0, 14 KOs).



July 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Mack weathers Ballogou

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

Yusaf Mack returned to a Philadelphia ring for the first time since 2008 and won his main event with Sabou Ballogou at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday night. Mack captured a 6-round unanimous decision, but had to weather a mid-fight storm from the West African slugger before registering his 31st victory. Ballogou’s rally wasn’t as dramatic as in his last fight (against Derrick Webster), but anyone who saw that near-KO braced themselves for a possible repeat.

Mack started the fight in complete control, using a long jab against the pressing southpaw, who now fights out of France. When Mack would miss with the left or needed to reset his position after one of Ballogou’s charges, Mack would stutter-step his way to the side where his jab could pick at the free-swinging French-based fighter. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Photos: Holyfield moving

From TMZ

Evander Holyfield couldn’t fight his way outta this one … the former heavyweight champ is finally moving out of his foreclosed Georgia mansion after failing to strike a deal with the bank. TMZ broke the story … Holyfield owed more than $14 million on the 54,000 square foot mega-mansion … which was recently sold at a foreclosure auction for $7.5 million. After the sale, the bank that purchased the home allowed Evander to continue to live there temporarily … but judging by the moving trucks lined up at his front door … it seems he’s finally worn out his welcome. We’re told the trucks spent several hours at the mansion — though it’s unclear where the movers are taking E.H.’s stuff. Holyfield obviously has some major financial problems — besides the foreclosure, he owes a ton of cash in unpaid federal taxes … plus, he’s up to his ears in back child support payments.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Majewski-Fitzpatrick: Report/Photos

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com

Sometimes a champion is made not by his undefeated, but how he can bounce back from defeat and learn from his mistakes. Saturday night at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13KOs) did just that, as he continued his comeback from the first loss of his career, with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6KOs) The victory enable Patrick to capture the vacant NABF middleweight title. The eight bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions gave the near sellout crowd of 12,000 plus, a great night of boxing. In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Naim Nelson pounded (7-0, 1KO) out a hard earned unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Esteban Rodriguez (6-2-1, 1 KO). (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Tijuana says goodbye to Antonio Margarito

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Early Saturday afternoon, Tijuana, Mexico, gave its final farewell to the in-ring antics of one its most celebrated champions, Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito. The thirty-four year old Margarito, known for a typical Mexican high pressure style, announced his retirement from the ring earlier this year after a career that began at the age of fifteen and spanned seventeen years. Margarito amassed a 38-8 record with twenty-seven wins coming in within the distance. The event was held at the CREA Sports Complex of Tijuana and was attended by a small but enthusiastic crowd.

Juan Carlos Pelayo, the current director for the Tijuana Boxing Commission, opened up the festivities, “Margarito achieved all his success inside the ring after a lot of hard work in and outside the ring. Like any other Mexican, Margarito has suffered a lot, leaving school after junior high and losing his beloved brother, Manuel Margarito, to murder one day prior to his fight with Robert West in 2001.”
(more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Chisora vows to KO no-show Haye

By Karl Freitag

Derek Chisora was a clear winner over David Haye in the first round of the fight week build up to Saturday’s grudge showdown in London. Both Chisora and Haye were scheduled to be on an international conference call, but Chirora and his promoter Frank Warren were the only ones who showed up. “David Haye is a drama queen,” stated Chisora about Haye’s absence. “I don’t know why you pay attention to these drama queens….I don’t really care to be honest.”

As for Saturday’s fight, Chisora stated, “I just hope my opponent comes ready because I know I am,” said Chisora. “I’ll be all over him like a baby’s rash. He’s never fought anyone like me.” Chisora predicted a seventh round KO and said this fight is “all about me knocking this fool out because I don’t like him.”



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that there’s a good possibility that Golden Boy Promotions will shortly name the next opponent of WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his next defense on September 15 in Las Vegas. According to the source, some candidates include James Kirkland, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Cornelius Bundrage, Austin Trout and Ricardo Mayorga.
Whoever the opponent winds up being, trainer Jose Reynoso plans to start Alvarez’ training next Wednesday in Santa Monica.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Hamer up for the challenge

Interview by Matt Richardson
Photos by Marty Rosengarten / Ringside Photos

Coming off a weekend in which Wladimir Klitschko scored yet another convincing victory, it would be understandable if one felt there were no real challenges on the horizon for the heavyweight champion.

Klitschko and brother Vitali have essentially cleaned out the division of all contenders; both European and American. Ironically, however, in a series of fights in London last month a potential new U.S. challenger emerged.

New Yorker Tor Hamer won three fights in one day to win the “Prizefighter” tournament on June 20. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

UFC

6 exciting fighters, 3 thrilling matchups in San Jose!

Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Gare and Reid collide in Malta

By Ron Jackson

World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg who has done tremendous work in regenerating the organisation since taken over as president has just returned from Malta where he announced at a press conference that former WBC super middleweight champion Robin Reid from England and William Gare of South Africa will meet for the vacant WBF super middleweight belt.

The fight is scheduled to take place on August 17 at an open air arena in Ta’Qali, Malta and will possibly be the first ever “world” title fight in Malta. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Spyrko opponent named

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Undefeated WBC/IBF/IBO Youth light middleweight champion Oleksandr Spyrko (14-0, 7 KOs) will return July 21 against the Spaniard Javier Garcia Roche (11-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Sportpalace in Odessa, Ukraine for vacant WBO European light middleweight title. Spyrko will be fighting on the undercard of a main event featuring former WBA light heavyweight challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov. This fight will be the first twelve-rounder in Spirko’s career.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara: It’s time to prove myself

Report and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m still a relatively young 24-year-old in this business but I don’t have time and patience to fight nobodys. This is why I had no problem with accepting Glen’s challenge,“ said “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KOs) who on Friday will have test of his life fighting former world champion Glen Johnson (51-16, 35 KOs) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara, a Chicago favorite can count on his fanatic Polish fans to be supporting him as he fights in the main event during ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Sato-Lopez: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully kept his belt as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan.

Lou Moret (US) and David Bolcerkowski (Canada) saw the affair 119-109 and 118-110, and Chansoo Kim (Korea) had it a bit closer 116-113, all in favor of the defending titlist who technically controlled the contest. The referee was Laurence Cole (US) who handled such a fast-moving contest very well.

It was the elongated 28-year-old Japanese Sato’s initial defense since he twice dropped ex-champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai and dethroned him via unanimous nod here last March. His greatly anticipated mandatory defense with the hard-hitting Lopez, 24, resulted in a rather lopsided affair than expected. Sato’s speed and skills simply made him have the upper hand all the way. The champ’s trickiness and showboating also fully frustrated the willing mixer since Sato kept his longer range to avert mixing it up with the dangerous Filipino who was said to have suffered severe reduction of weight. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Donaire vs. Mathebula

Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Super bantamweight Nonito Donaire admitted during the buildup to his unification fight against Jeffrey Mathebula that he was looking to knock out the lanky South African fighter.

Although Donaire dominated the fight against Mathebula on Saturday night, he may have gotten caught up in the moment to end the fight spectacularly in front of a pro-Donaire crowd at the Home Depot Center.

Looking to end the fight with one punch against a fighter who was looking to survive halfway through the fight may or may not convince those people he could defeat the likes of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Toshiaki Nishioka, or Abner Mares . . . Click here for more



July 8th, 2012

UFC

Report: UFC 148

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

Anderson Silva promised to finish Chael Sonnen in the first round of their rematch.

It took him 6 minutes longer than expected, but “The Spider” got the job done. In another highlight reel performance, Silva defeated Sonnen at 1:55 in the second round to retain the UFC middleweight title.

The opening frame started out much like their original encounter. Sonnen scored a quick takedown and spent the majority of the round laying on the champion. Though Sonnen scored a full mount late in the round, he was unable to land any significant and damaging strikes. (more…)



July 8th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sato keeps WBC 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully made his initial defense as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. (More to come)



July 8th, 2012

UFC

UFC 148: Odds and ends

By Anthony Springer Jr.

If you watched UFC 148, live or on Pay Per View, you can lay claim to being part of Zuffa, LLC’s always evolving history.

The event, which featured the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was the highest grossing event in the United States, earning a gate of $7 million.

The event, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also sold out with an attendance of 15,016.

Anderson Silva earned “Knockout of the Night” honors.

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin earned the “Fight of the Night” award.

All three men pocketed an extra $75,000 for their performances.



July 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Ruiz retains WBA interim bantam belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (31-1, 28 KOs) retained his title with a ninth round knockout over Jean Sampson (12-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A left hook to the jaw ended Sampson’s night. It was Ruiz’ fourth defense.

In other action, interim WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely Mucino (16-2-1, 9 KOs) stopped Ana Fernandez (14-6, 10 KOs) in round two, and previously unbeaten lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (14-1-1, 13 KOs) was upset by Rene Gonzalez
(30-5-1, 23 KOs) who scored a second round TKO.

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July 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Arum discusses Pavlik and Donaire

By David Robinett

Following Nonito Donaire’s unanimous decision victory over Jeffery Mathebula in the main event of Saturday night’s HBO-televised doubleheader from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Top Rank chief Bob Arum briefly spoke with reporters before announcing that the fighters featured on HBO’s telecast would not be appearing for a post-fight press conference.

Arum relayed to the assembled media that Kelly Pavlik was seeking a top-flight opponent for his next assignment. “Kelly is looking for big fights,” explained Arum. When asked if he meant Pavlik wanted a title fight next, Arum responded, “No, titles don’t mean anything anymore. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good fighters with titles out there, but we’re interested in big fights, guys like Froch and Kessler, not just a title fight.” (more…)



July 8th, 2012

UFC

Silva silences Sonnen at UFC 148

Griffin edges Ortiz in co-main

The anticipation and animosity was unlike anything seen in recent history, but after six minutes and 55 seconds, Anderson “The Spider” Silva answered the pointed barbs of Chael Sonnen the only way he knows how, with the limbs that have led him to his 15th UFC win without a loss. And in the UFC 148 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, Silva left no questions, retaining his middleweight title for the tenth time with a second round TKO of his most heated rival, one that has chased him down since their epic first battle in 2010.

In that UFC 117 bout, Sonnen came perilously close to dethroning Silva before being submitted in the fifth and final round. This time, after nearly two years of trash talk, Sonnen looked to be on his way to an upset victory in the first round before the champ finished matters in round two, burying the hatchet in the process . . . Click here for more on UFC.com



July 8th, 2012

Boxing Result

Godoy decisions Heiland in thriller

Unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (26-0, 13 KOs) unanimously decisioned Argentine countryman, former world title challenger, and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-3-2, 9 KOs) after 12 thrilling rounds. The official judges’ scorecards read 115-111 twice and 114-112 all in favor to Godoy. (more…)



July 8th, 2012

Boxing Result

Donaire defeats Mathebula, unifies titles

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a super bantamweight unification clash, WBO champion Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Donaire had a definite power edge and he pressed the action against the much taller Mathebula. A Donaire left hook dropped Mathebula hard at the end of round four, but Mathebula didn’t go away and stayed in the fight. Donaire may have broken Mathebula’s jaw in the eleventh round as he close the fight strong. Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 119-108.

Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) continued his comeback with a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Will Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs) in a super middleweight bout. Pavlik dropped Rosinsky in round two, but Rosinsky hung tough for the full ten. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. (more…)



July 7th, 2012




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