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Kovalev, Caparello make weight

Kovalev, Caparello make weight

Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events Sergey Kovalev 174 vs. Blake Caparello 174 (WBO light heavyweight championship) Isaac Chilemba 175.5 vs. Cory Cummings 174 Dmitry ...

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Video: Wildest Briggs-Klitschko confrontation yet

Video: Wildest Briggs-Klitschko confrontation yet

Apparently food is where you cross the line with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Shannon Briggs stormed into the famous Italian restaurant ...

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Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Brandon Rios 147 vs. Diego Chaves 148 Jessie Vargas 140 vs. Anton Novikov 139.4 (WBA super lightweight title) Jose ...

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Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events The final press conference was held today for the August 2 title fight between Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, 24-0-1, 22 ...

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Telemundo weights from Tampa

Telemundo weights from Tampa

Photos: All Star Boxing Daniel Lozano 114 vs. Antonio Tostado 114 Andrey Klimov 130 vs. Guillermo Avila 130 Noemi Bosques 112 vs. Yolaine Lin De ...

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Video: Wildest Briggs-Klitschko confrontation yet

Video: Wildest Briggs-Klitschko confrontation yet

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Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

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Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

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Telemundo weights from Tampa

Telemundo weights from Tampa

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Boxing News

Devon Alexander Camp Notes 2

Devon Alexander: “We are in the heart of our training camp. I’m here in Las Vegas sleeping in Mike Tyson’s old bed in Don King’s house at night, pounding the pavement for six miles every morning and in the gym every afternoon for training and sparring. You can’t beat a fight town like Vegas to find good sparring partners. It is critical for my preparation. I have guys here who are not just giving me good rounds, they are giving me good looks—the kind of looks I expect to see from Tim Bradley come Jan. 29 at the Silverdome. A daunting challenge is when we drive up to Mt. Charleston three times a week to run on the mountain road I call The Monster. It’s one thing to run it in the summer. It’s quite another to face it in the dead of winter. I had a TV crew from HBO up there with me on The Monster last week, and we got snowed off the mountain! We are up so high I’m jogging by people who are skiing at the Mt. Charleston Ski Resort. Heck, it snowed two inches in Vegas the other day! So much for fun in the sun…. My trainer, Kevin Cunningham, has been with me since I was 7. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. He is an excellent trainer. His goal is to make sure I peak on the night of the fight. We are moving towards that goal every day. I feel like that is exactly where we will be come fight night. I can tell you one thing for sure: Timmy Bradley is going to have to deal with what I am preparing for. This isn’t a hobby for me, it’s my job. Bradley is not going to come to Detroit at the end of this month and take what I have worked my whole life to gain. He will have to deal with what I am going to bring. I know he’s trying to boast himself up, trying to convince himself of all the things he’s going to do. Well, I remember something Felix Trinidad said when Fernando Vargas was doing a lot of bragging before they fought. He said there is an old Puerto Rican saying that goes like this: ‘It is one thing to call out the devil, and it is quite another to see him coming.’ You’ll see what happens to Timmy Bradley when he sees me coming.”

WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) and WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) collide January 29, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.



January 18th, 2011



UFC

UFC 126 nearing a sell-out

Mandalay Bay to host closed circuit party

With a star-studded card featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship® middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva facing “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort, former UFC®  light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin battling former middleweight champion Rich Franklin, and up-and-coming 205-pound stars Jon Jones and Ryan Bader squaring off, UFC 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT is nearing a sell-out. (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Narvaez vs Cazares in Mexico?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a conversation with Mexican promoter “Nacho” Huizar, we’ve been informed that he is looking to match current WBA super flyweight world champion Hugo Cazares (34-6-2, 24 KOs) against current WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (32-0-2, 19 KOs) in a unification bout. “We hope we can to bring this fight to Mexico and our date is April 30. It would be a great fight for the fans between two great champions,” said Huizar. There is also the possibility that Cazares can do one or two title defenses and find an opportunity to face newly crowned WBA bantamweight champion Koki Kameda. Narvaez is scheduled to defend his crown against Mexican Victor Zaleta on February 12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Karpency-Vargas on Feb 12

WBA #11 light heavyweight and reigning WBA Fedecentro beltholder Tommy Karpency (20-2 13 KOs) is gearing up for his fight with Dallas Vargas (22-6 16 KOs) on February 12th at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA. “Sparring has been going real well,” says trainer and father Tom Karpency Sr. “Tommy has been getting some good work in with some heavier guys to prepare him for a tough fight on February 12th. We’ll probably peak here in the next couple weeks and then taper off during fight week.” (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik new WBC middleweight champ

Sergio Martinez status unclear

Photos: Public Adress

Universum Box-Promotion is looking forward to the next world boxing champion in its ranks. On Tuesday night, a letter from WBC President Jose Sulaiman announced that unbeaten Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs) is now the new “undisputed” world champion at his weight. Zbik had been the WBC interim titleholder since July 2009, but full champion Martinez never made his mandatory defense. “At last the long wait is over. I’m very happy that I’m now a true world champion,” said Zbik. “I’ve always said that I wanted to fight Martinez. I’ve defended the interim title three times now and haven’t avoided anyone, so I’m glad that the WBC has taken action. I’ve worked six hard years for this day and now the big moment is finally here. It feels great!” (more…)



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Mendez arrives in SA unannounced

By Ron Jackson

Argenis Mendez has arrived in South Africa a week ahead of schedule for his fight against Cassius Baloyi on January 29. The 24-year-old fighter from the Dominican Republic and three members of his camp are already in Johannesburg where Mendez plans to get accustomed to the altitude. Their arrival follows a dispute over the make of gloves and the officials for the IBF junior lightweight title eliminator at Carnival City, Brakpan. Mendez has a record of 17-1, including nine knockouts. He is based in Brooklyn, New York. Promoter Branco Milenkovic said on Tuesday, “I was shocked when Mendez called me from the OR Tambo Airport and asked where he would be staying.” The Mendez camp had claimed the officials for the fight were all from South Africa. This was vehemently denied by Milenkovic, who said they would be from Switzerland, the United States and South Africa. Mendez, who holds the USBA super-featherweight title, has lost only to Jaime Sandoval. That was in October 2008 when he was beaten on a split decision. With youth on his side, Mendez is confident of beating the 37-year-old Baloyi.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Weather KOs Holyfield NYC workout

Evander Holyfield’s scheduled open workout this morning at the Church St. Gym in New York City has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather in New York City, Holyfield had to take an earlier flight out of NYC for White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where he will headline Saturday night’s “Redemption” PPV show against Sherman Williams at The Greenbrier.



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Fans braced for 4 Coronas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fighters appearing on Saturday’s big card in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl (just outside Mexico City) thrilled boxing fans with a local appearance. More than 10,000 are expected to attend the event at the Estadio Olimpico Neza 86. The HG Boxing event billed as “4 Coronas” will feature four world title fights with the participation of boxers from Nicaragua, Japan and United States. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Sylvester ill, defense postponed

Entire card will be rescheduled

Saturday’s defense of IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester against Mehdi Bouadla in Neubrandenburg, Germany will have to be postponed after Sylvester came down with the flu. The entire card, including IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham;s defense against Enad Licina will be rescheduled shortly.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield interview on FOX NY

Here is a link to Evander Holyfield’s interview this morning on “Good Day All Day” on Fox NY. Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Macklin to face Wright

Golden Boy Promotions has inked European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin (28-2, 19 KOs) to a multi-fight promotional pact. It looks like Macklin’s first fight under the Golden Boy banner will be on April 9th against comebacking 39-year-old Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs), who is returning after a two year layoff and looking for his first win since 2006.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez workout

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Argentina, but now residing in Oxnard, CA, began preparations last week at the World Crown Sports Training Center for his next bout. Martinez will step back into the ring on Saturday, March 12th against WBO junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) of Ukraine at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT which will be shown live on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Steward plans UK clinic

Boxing legend and founder of Detroit’s famous Kronk Gym, Emanuel Steward is putting on a boxing clinic in the UK – Steward will bring his ring savvy to the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel on January 23 where he will cover all the fundamentals of the sport – from punching and hand wrapping to conditioning and boxing secrets – based on years of experience in the sport boxing. Steward, this past year has conducted clinics in the United States, but this is the first time he is conducting a clinic in Europe. “I began these clinics because I wanted to share my years of experience.” Steward said. “I have seen the good and the bad. I have learned valuable lessons, which I want to pass along to those truly interested in the sport.” He is particularly concerned about the lack of standardized requirements or certification for those who want to become a trainer, manager or cut-man. “The liability factor is great when it comes to the safety of the fighter.” Steward said. “These clinics are designed to address these issues.”



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Beltway promoters team up

Jake Smith of Baltimore Pro Boxing and Ballroom Boxing’s Scott Wagner have announced that they’ll co-promote a show on February 11 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Smith and Wagner are considered as the Beltway Area’s elite promoters, hosting upwards of 150 successful shows during the last ten years. Both have showcased elite talent on their cards, including fighters who went on to become world champions, renowned prospects and local talent. Although the two were perceived to be rival promoters, Smith and Wagner have been friends for years and always wanted to work together. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield works out

Open to the public, fight fans welcome

Photo by Chris Cozzone

4-time world heavyweight champion and living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) worked out before a big crowd today at New York City’s Church St. Boxing Gym. Evander was in town to promote his clash “Redemption in America” against veteran Sherman “Tank” Williams on January 22 at Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Stay tuned for a full photo gallery and an interview.

“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is January 21.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Brandon Rios sparring session

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBA # 1 lightweight contender “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (26-0-1, 19 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, continues his preparations, under the watchful eye of former junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia, as he is scheduled to take on WBA lightweight champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (28-3-2, 22 KOs) of Venezuela on Saturday, February 26th at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV which will be shown live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing and is being presented by Top Rank. Remaining tickets are priced at $200, $100 and $50 and are available at the Pearl Box Office at the Palms, any Ticketmaster location, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Miguel Cotto

By Phil Doherty
Photos by Sam Cohen

The rumors of Miguel Cotto’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Many conversations about recent Puerto Rican boxing champions commonly revolve around predecessor Felix “Tito” Trinidad and rising star Juan Manuel Lopez. That seems appropriate given their similar outgoing, media-friendly personalities. However, Cotto may well be the toughest fighter in that group.

Adversity defines champions-especially within the lonely confines of the squared circle. Trinidad reacted to his first professional loss (a 12th round TKO to Bernard Hopkins) by leaving the sport for almost 3 years (with the exception of a tune-up against Hacine Cherifi). He left again following his second defeat (unanimous decision to Winky Wright) for a similar length of time. He appears to have retired for good following his third loss (UD to Roy Jones Jr.) in January, 2008. For more details and photos click here…



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Kostya Tszyu

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Ring legend Kostya Tszyu talked to Fightnews today about how proud he is to be inducted into International Boxing Hall Of Fame, and how he is unsure if Julio Chavez will be happy to see him. Kostya talks about his bout against Vernon Forrest in the Amateur World Cup Final in Sydney in 1991 and how a fight with Oscar De La Hoya would have happened had Vince Phillips had not defeated him. Tszyu also rates his win over Miguel Angel Gonzalez a better performance than the win over Zab Judah and talks about how he will support his sons Timophey and Nikita if they become professional boxers.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Phil Lo Greco in Sicily

"An offer they couldn't refuse"

Photo: OPI 2000

OPI 2000′s International welterweight champion and WBC #12 Phil Lo Greco (20-0, 11 KOs), met with the mayor of world famous town of Corleone, best known for “The Godfather” movie to help promote the towns reputation, Lo Greco will present and promote boxing to the people of Corleone. Lo Greco originally grew up near Corleone, Sicily.



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Remillard signs with Top Rank

Undefeated, 24-year-old NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharpshooter” Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs), arguably America’s leading featherweight, has signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. The Manchester, Connecticut fighter is rated #4 by the WBA and WBO, as well as #5 by the WBC. “Matt is a skilled, exciting fighter. We are pleased he has joined our company,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Branco brings in extra security

By Ron Jackson

Promoter Branco Milenkovic of Branco Sports Productions has decided to bring in additional security after the brawl that erupted between boxers Ruben Groenewald and Daniel Bruwer during a press conference at Carnival City on December when holds another press conference at the same venue on Tuesday, January 25. Bruwer and Groenewald were involved in a punch-up incident during the press conference announcing their January 29 cruiserweight clash to be held at Carnival City, Brakpan. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

UFC

The ‘Choke Master’ returns!

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Move over, Clay Guida. There’s a new wild man on the UFC scene and he’s attracting fans at an alarming rate, which is somewhat remarkable considering that Cody McKenzie has logged just one official fight inside the Octagon. . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com

For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield NYC Workout Today

Open to the public, fight fans welcome

4-time world heavyweight champion and living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) will be conducting open workouts today and Tuesday at 10AM in New York City at the Church St. Boxing Gym (25 Park Place). Evander is in town to promote his clash “Redemption in America” against veteran Sherman “Tank” Williams on January 22 at Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is January 21.



January 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Evander Holyfield speaks

"We are all brave men"

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Evander Holyfield, only five time heavyweight champion in boxing history, who will defend his World Boxing Federation title against Sherman “The Tank” Williams on Saturday, spoke with Fightnews.com about what still drives him to be a champion. “The Real Deal” also talks about his amateur coach’s words which still guide him to this day, his biggest challenge and gives some advice to the often compared to him “small” heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek before his expected September fight with WBO/IBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

“The Greatest” Turns 69

Photo: Jeff Julian/FightWireImages.com

Birthday greetings to former three time heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali, who turns 69 years old today. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY will celebrate its founder’s birthday on Monday, January 17 with greatly reduced admission prices (and the opportunity to tour for free), signings by special guests, and a host of other exceptional events. Adult and student admission will be $2, and children 12 years and under will be admitted for FREE. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the Center’s award-winning exhibits for FREE if they bring in a cell phone that day for recycling. This incentive is part of the Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Charitable Fund announced last year, that was created to allow individuals an opportunity to give the gift of communication to others in third world countries where having a new phone is a luxury. Proceeds from the sale of the phones will go to the Fund which raises money to support a range of educational and humanitarian initiatives around the world.



January 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Wolak to face Foreman

Tommy Brooks to train Wolak for bout

By Matt Thompson
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Polish junior middleweight contender Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (28-1, 18 KOs) once again will look to add that elusive signature victory on his resume, that could vault him into a world title shot when he faces former WBA champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) on March 12th at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. The fight will be a supporting bout for the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga Showtime pay per view card promoted by Top Rank.

The signature victory could have happened back on December 4th when Wolak entered into a contract as a late replacement to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It was a roller coaster ride from the time the fight was signed. (more…)



January 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Rigondeaux has visa problems

A Monday press conference for upcoming clash between WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo ‘El Chacal’ Rigondeaux and Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey on March 19th in Dublin, Ireland has been cancelled due to visa difficulties for Rigondeaux. The champion is expected to have things sorted out in 2-3 weeks.



January 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Broner batters Revish

Unbeaten lightweight Adrien “The Problem” Broner (19-0, 16 KOs) battered and knocked down John Revish (10-2, 8 KOs) in round one, then got the TKO win when Revish remained on his stool after the round on Saturday night at the Taft Masonic Center in Cincinnati Ohio. It was the ninth first round KO for Broner, who claimed the WBC US championship belt. Broner will now head to Las Vegas to spar with Devon Alexander.



January 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Khan vs McCloskey next?

Looks like WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan will next defend against European champ Paul McCloskey on April 16 in the UK, pending approval of SKY Sports. The Khan camp turned to McCloskey after negotiations with Lamont Peterson’s handlers broke down. Michael Katsidis and Victor Ortiz remain possible options also.



January 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Joan Guzman fails drug test

Unbeaten junior welterweight Joan Guzman is facing a likely fine and/or suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for the banned diuretic Furosemide following his December bout against Jason Davis.

Guzman has previously won world title fights at 122 lbs and 130 lbs, but his recent battles with the scale have repeatedly damaged his career. In September 2008, Guzman’s world title challenge against unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell was cancelled after Guzman came in 3.5 lbs heavy. In March 2010, Guzman was an astonishing 9 lbs heavy for another lightweight title fight against Ali Funeka. Then after moving to jr welterweight in December 2010, Guzman still came in 4.5 lbs heavy for the above bout against Davis.

The NSAC previously suspended Funeka for nine months after he tested positive for Furosemide, so Guzman will likely be out of the ring for most, if not all, of 2011.



January 16th, 2011

Boxing News

More on Abraham tune-up

Looks like former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham will take on Stjepan Bozic (24-4, 15 KOs) in a tune-up fight on February 12 in in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany, according to BILD. Bozic is just 14 months removed from a world title fight against Dimitri Sartison for the vacant WBA super middleweight belt in November 2009. This bout will help Abraham get ready for his SUPER SIX semi-final showdown with Andre Ward, who currently shares a portion of the WBA belt with Sartison. Ward-Abraham could land on May 14. “I want to get rid of any rust,” King Arthur told BILD. “This is why I’m taking the fight against the Croatian. Otherwise the pause would be too long to me leading into this important fight against Andre Ward.”



January 16th, 2011

Feature Story

2011 FBHOF Inductees Named

Fightnews.com's Karl Freitag among those enshrined

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen

The state of boxing in the state of Florida keeps improving. Nowhere was that more evident than at the grand reopening of trainer Steve Canton’s SJC Boxing Gym in Ft Myers, Florida yesterday. The 2-day celebration kicked off with the formal announcement of this year’s inductees to the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. This year’s class features a wide assortment of inductees; including Fightnews.com’s very own editor-in-chief Karl Freitag.

Canton (an inaugural inductee with the class of 2009) spoke of transitioning to the new site, stating: “The ghosts of the old gym made the trip here as well.” He also expressed his sincere thrill at hosting the official announcement of current inductees.

Florida Boxing Hall of Fame President Walter “Butch” Flansburg and Vice President Sam Cohen joined Canton next to the ring and spoke. Flansburg announced the inductees with a brief description of their achievements. Sam Cohen eloquently described the efforts of legions of people in boxing who will never achieve fame and fortune yet keep the sport alive. (more…)



January 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Ibarra edges Sugita

Photos by Alma Montiel

WBC Silver super flyweight champion Oscar Ibarra (25-4, 16 KOs) successfully made his second defense of the title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Junichiro Sugita (16-5, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Jose Cuervo Salon in Polanco, Mexico. Sugita had his moments, especially late, but judges scored it 115-113, 115-113, 116-113 for Ibarra.

No KO in a battle of KO artists between WBC Youth super featherweight champion Dante “Crazy” Jardon (15-1, 13 KOs) and Rene Gonzalez (28-4-1, 22 KOs). The bout went the full ten rounds with Jardon winning by scores of 99-91, 98-92, 98-92. Click here for more photos…



January 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Claggett stops Mendoza

It was freezing outside but there was no shortage of fire inside the Chinese Cultural Centre last night in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the main event, Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett (11-0-1, 6 KOs) battered previously unbeaten Mexican Jose Julio Mendoza (7-1, 3 KOs) to capture the WBC light welterweight Youth Intercontinental Title. Claggett started out very quickly and boxed well as he took the fight to Mendoza with his pressuring style. The Calgary native scored two knockdowns in Round two, one from a right cross and the other from a left hook. A gallant Mendoza beat the count but was sent down again in the third by a debilitating left to the liver. The Mexican showed a lot of courage in getting to his feet but the referee waived the bout off at the 2:54 mark of round three. (more…)



January 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Asikainen-Wilczweski on Mar 4

Report and photo by Pasi Taavitsainen

Former EBU middleweight champion Amin Asikainen (28-3, 19 KOs) will face Piotr Wilczweski (28-1, 9 KOs) in an EBU super middleweight title fight on March 4th at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The last time Asikainen fought for a Euro title was at a lower weight class in 2009. Soon to be 35 years old, Asikainen had big weight problems at 160, however at super middleweight he has been unbeaten and won both bouts by KO. Wilczewski’s only loss was to Curtis Stevens in 2009. He has fought his whole career in the super middleweight division. “I remember Asikainen from our amateur days, and have seen most of his professional matches. He has a really good funamentals for boxing. This will really be a tough and crowd-friendly fight,” said Wilczewski. Asikainen also expects the fight to be tough and doesn’t predict a KO win. “I’m fighting a good fighter, Polish boxers are very physical, and I bet this fight will also be a tough fight. I’m ready to fight the full twelve hard rounds. Training has felt good, and I’m in good shape,” commented Asikainen, who is leaving for training camp in Tenerife, Canary Island.



January 15th, 2011




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