WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Weights From Chicago

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Donovan George 163 vs. David Lopez 162
Kermit Cintron 146 vs. Adrian Granados 146
Paul Littleton 162 vs. Roberto Acevedo 164
Sergio Montes de Oca 124 vs. Hairon Socarras 124
Jose Arambula 136 vs. Jacob Akin 139
Ricardo Chavez 236 vs. Calbert Lewis 230
Semajay Thomas 153 vs. Justin Gauthier 151

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing, Blue Wave Boxing
TV: ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

Donovan George 163 vs. David Lopez 162 Kermit Cintron 146 vs. Adrian Granados 146 Paul Littleton 162 vs. Roberto Acevedo …


Boxing News

Cunningham: I’m prepared for Fury

They aren’t scheduled to fight until April 20th, but Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham almost fought round one at last week’s explosive press conference in New York City. The episode was an ordinary fight announcement event until Irish import Tyson Fury revved up the rhetoric and began some serious trash-talking. Fury pulled no punches and promised to not only KO the former two-time champion but to end his career as well. Fury’s tirade included calling Cunningham a weak-chinned small man, and went so far as requesting to sponsor the soles of Cunningham’s shoes. The outburst was something to see, but according to Cunningham was nothing more than hot air. (more…)

They aren’t scheduled to fight until April 20th, but Tyson Fury and Steve Cunningham almost fought round one at last …



Boxing News

Opponents announced for Broadway Boxing card

As previously announced, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns Thursday, April 4, at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The stacked 11-bout card will feature a number of DBE’s top young prospects and contenders including former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (29-2, 8KOs), Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (16-1, 11KOs), WBC #6-rated welterweight Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion (30-2, 17KOs) and Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (21-1, 4KOs).

After a two-year hiatus from the ring, the popular Brooklynite Foreman signed a promotional contract with DBE earlier this year and quickly returned to action, winning a six-round shutout decision over Brendan Baue on the DBE-promoted card on January 23, at BB King Blues Club. In the second bout of his comeback, Foreman will square off against Gundrick King (18-9, 11KOs) in a six-round junior middleweight matchup. (more…)

As previously announced, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns Thursday, April 4, at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The …


Boxing Result

Kucher and Postol win WBC International titles

Dmytro Kucher won a lopsided points decision to win the vacant WBC International Cruiserweight title at the Club sportlife in Kiev, by scores of 120-108,120-108 and 120-108. It was Dos Santos only his 2nd defeat and drops to 22-2-0(20). Kucher stays unbeaten with a 21-0-0(15).
Viktor Postol won a close unanimous and hard fought decision against Henry Lundy. It was scored 116-112, 117-112 and 116-113. Postol wins the vacant WBC International Superlightweight title and is still undefeated with a record of 22-0-0(10). Lundy drops to 22-3-1(11).

Dmytro Kucher won a lopsided points decision to win the vacant WBC International Cruiserweight title at the Club sportlife in …




Boxing News

Rios, Alvarado promise a war in rematch

Undefeated former world lightweight champion Brandon “bam Bam” Rios (31-0, 22 KOs), top-rated contender “mile High” Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum hosted an international media conference call to discuss Rios-Alvarado II which will take place, Saturday, March 30, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Brandon Rios: I’m going for a knockout. That’s the way I feel right now.

Mike Alvarado: I’m gonna fight the same way. it just comes down to that night to make those adjustments.

Promoter Bob Arum: There’s only 1500 tickets left…I’m pretty sure we’ll have a sellout by fight time….one bit of advice I want to give both fighters: Nobody smoke a joint!

Undefeated former world lightweight champion Brandon “bam Bam” Rios (31-0, 22 KOs), top-rated contender “mile High” Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 …


AWE TV

Stevenson, Boone make weight

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By Dave Spencer

Adonis Stevenson 171.8 lbs vs. Darnell Boone 170.8

Eleider Alvarez 174.6 vs. Nicholson Poulard 173.8
(NABO/NABA light heavyweight titles)

Didier Bence 221.6 vs. Jonte Willis 225.6
Marc Pagcaliwangan 118 Jose Adan Fernandez 113.2
Mian Hussain 149 vs. Basilio Silva 149
Sebastien Bouchard 153.4 vs. Adam Grabiec 152.6
Hughie Fury 234.4 vs. David Whittom 207.8

Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: GYM
TV: Wealth TV and WealthTV.com

By Dave Spencer Adonis Stevenson 171.8 lbs vs. Darnell Boone 170.8 Eleider Alvarez 174.6 vs. Nicholson Poulard 173.8 (NABO/NABA light …


Boxing News

Carl Froch vows to stop Mikkel Kessler in May rematch, feels combination punching will be the key

By James Slater

Reigning IBF super-middleweight king Carl Froch has told Sky Sports that he “needs to beat Mikkel Kessler” in their eagerly awaited May 25th rematch set for a sold-out O2 Arena in London. Speaking with Sky Sports News today, “The Cobra” said he will indeed get the revenge win, vowing that he will stop Kessler, the WBA ruler, this time around.

“I’ve lost to him and I need to beat him,” Froch, 30-2(22) said of the Dane.

“He’s in trouble. I’m gunning for him and I’ll be looking for the stoppage. I wasn’t 100-percent (in the first fight, in Denmark in April of 2010) and I still nearly beat him. Now I’m on the crest of a wave.” (more…)

By James Slater Reigning IBF super-middleweight king Carl Froch has told Sky Sports that he “needs to beat Mikkel Kessler” …


AWE TV

Adonis Stevenson Public Training + Interview

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Boxing News

Granados: I’m going to beat Cintron

Interview by Sam Geraci
Photos: JoeyHill.com

On March 22nd, Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 6 KOs) makes his English-speaking television debut on ESPN 2 FNF in a major step-up against former welterweight world champion Kermit “El Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) at the UIC Pavilion in his hometown of Chicago. Granados, who was a Mexican Olympian and former sparring partner of Juan Manuel Marquez, has long been considered one of Chicago’s most promising prospects. In 2011, however, after a series of competitive but brutal bouts that was bookended by a draw to Lanardo Tyner and a loss to Frankie Gomez, many following Granados began to question whether he had been prematurely pushed into major fights and whether his career could recover.

In 2012, Granados responded with three consecutive hard-fought victories in matchups that seemed more suitable for the building of a prospect. Because of those impressive showings, his amateur pedigree, and his willingness to take tough fights, Granados again finds himself in an exciting matchup as the underdog. In the following interview, Granados discusses his entertaining style, his matchup with Cintron, his move from 140 pounds to 147 pounds, and why he thinks he will be victorious. (more…)

Interview by Sam Geraci Photos: JoeyHill.com On March 22nd, Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 6 KOs) makes his English-speaking television …


UFC

Rankings Breakdown: The Light Heavyweights

With several top light heavyweights, including champion Jon Jones either in action in April or having just been signed to future fights, this spring should be an interesting one for those at 205 pounds, making this the perfect time to break down the latest edition of the UFC Fighter Rankings . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Boxing News

Edgar Sosa Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Edgar Sosa says he hopes to defend his WBC flyweight silver title in May against an opponent to be determined. “If caught my attention that it was announced that on April 20 in Panama Luis “El Nica” Concepcion faces Colombian Anuar Salas for the vacant WBC flyweight silver title. I have not vacated my silver crown, rather I want to defend it in May. Now I want to return to train, as I feel very motivated. Still don’t know who I’ll fight in May but I would like a good opponent, even a name like Giovanni Segura. I’m near a world title fight and I want to get at my best,” said Sosa, who is awaiting the opportunity to face the winner between Toshiyuki Igarashi and Akira Yaegashi for the WBC championship.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Edgar Sosa says he hopes to defend his WBC flyweight silver title in …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

According to Team Sauerland, unbeaten super middleweight George Groves (17-0, 13 KOs) has been added to Saturday’s Abraham vs Stieglitz II card against TBA. It will be a scheduled eight-round tune-up fight.

Matchroom Boxing will be holding a press conference next Tuesday in Glasgow, Scotland to announce the next fight for WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, which will take place May 11 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

According to Team Sauerland, unbeaten super middleweight George Groves (17-0, 13 KOs) has been added to Saturday’s Abraham vs Stieglitz …



AWE TV

Viloria-Marquez/Gonzalez-Estrada ring classics featured tonight on Wealth TV Fight Night

Tonight’s edition of Wealth TV Fight Night features a replay of the sensational November 17 Wealth TV card that included not one, but two bouts nominated by the Boxing Writers Association of America for Fight of the Year. The main event is the flyweight unification clash between WBO Flyweight champion Brian Viloria and WBA king Hernan Marquez, preceded by the thrilling and dramatic WBA light flyweight championship bout between champion Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada. The telecast starts tonight at 9:30PM ET, 6:30PM PT on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

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Tonight’s edition of Wealth TV Fight Night features a replay of the sensational November 17 Wealth TV card that included …


Boxing News

Viloria: From Alameda Swap Meet to Macao

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (32-3, 19 KOs) is in the final stages of his training camp for his title defense against Mexico’s Juan “El Gallo” Estrada (22-2, 17KOs) on April 6 at the luxurious Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macao, China. We spoke to “The Hawaiian Punch” on Wednesday afternoon during a media workout at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. “I am excited to be fighting in Macau,” said Viloria. “It’s way better to be fighting there instead of Alameda Swap Meet. I actually fought at a swap meet once, but Macau is going to be great.”

Viloria was asked by former HBO boxing commentator Larry Merchant if he had purchased anything at the swap meet. “You know what I did after the fight? I was hungry so I got some tacos.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (32-3, 19 KOs) …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“Boxing is dead!” claims Dereck Chisora, who insists that the struggling sport needs guys like him. More on BBC Sport

Manny Pacquiao will be the guest of honor at the 13th Elorde Memorial Awards in Manila, Philippines, March 25. Other boxers who will be honored include Nonito Donaire, Brian Viloria, John Riel Casimero, Donnie Nietes and Sonny Boy Jaro.

Promoter Frank Warrens is talking tough on Ricky Burns. More in The Telegraph.

“Boxing is dead!” claims Dereck Chisora, who insists that the struggling sport needs guys like him. More on BBC Sport …


Boxing News

Rubio-Upshaw Public Workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Wednesday afternoon in Uruapan, Jalisco, Mexico, Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and his opponent Marcus Upshaw took part in a public workout before hundreds of boxing fans for the event billed as “Fury in the Macarena” this Saturday to contest the WBC middleweight Continental Americas championship.

Also present were Mahonri “Russian” Montes and former IBF/WBA female champion Arely Muciño will also participate in Saturday night’s event

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Wednesday afternoon in Uruapan, Jalisco, Mexico, Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and his opponent Marcus Upshaw took …



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Weights from Rochester, NY

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Weights and photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Willie Monroe, Jr. 159 vs. Russell Jordan 161 -8 Rds.
Efrain Cruz 134 vs. Bryan Acaba 133 -4 Rds.
Lavisas Williams 132 vs. Jeremy Graves 135 -4 Rds.
Darnell Jiles 135 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 135 -6 Rds.
Greg Brady 199 vs. Kalven Jenkins 201 -4 Rds.
Marcus Hall 142 vs. Ibrihim Shabazz 143 -4 Rds.
Brandon Williams 128 vs. Ahmad Shukoori 129.5 -4 Rds.

Promoter: Pretty Girl Promotions (Mercedes Vazquez Simmons)
Venue: Main Street Armory, Rochester, New York
March 21, 2013 Doors Open at 6 p.m. First Bell at 7 p.m.

Weights and photo by Boxing Bob Newman Willie Monroe, Jr. 159 vs. Russell Jordan 161 -8 Rds. Efrain Cruz 134 …


Boxing News

Abraham-Stieglitz public workout

Photos: Peter Gercke

Around 1,000 boxing fans watched the public training session of WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and his challenger Robert Stieglitz on Wednesday at the Flora-Park Shopping Mall in Magdeburg, Germany. Both fighters demonstrated their skills with their respective trainers Ulli Wegner and Dirk Dzemski.

Also working out were middleweight Lukas Konecny and his foe Karim Achour, female champion Melissa McMorrow who faces Nadia Raoui and heavyweight contender Robert Helenius who boxes Michael Sprott. (more…)

Photos: Peter Gercke Around 1,000 boxing fans watched the public training session of WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and …


UFC

Harley-Davidson and UFC reunite for epic 2013

To celebrate 110 years of freedom, Harley-Davidson Motor Company is riding again with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®.

The UFC and Harley-Davidson first teamed up five years ago to forge a unique partnership between these two heavyweight brands. (more…)

To celebrate 110 years of freedom, Harley-Davidson Motor Company is riding again with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. The UFC and …


Boxing News

Vegas billboard: “Julio’s SAFER choice”

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Campbell & Williams response to MPP billboard: “In response to the many press inquiries regarding the Marijuana Policy Project’s billboard, we wish to reiterate that our client, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., does not encourage the illicit use of marijuana. That having been said, he is, nevertheless, most grateful for the visible and vocal support of the Marijuana Policy Project as well as that of the many news and sports commentators nationwide who have condemned the unconstitutional, and indeed, draconian fine of $900,000 leveled against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for having smoked a marijuana cigarette nine days before the Martinez fight.”

Note: Campbell & Williams is a Las Vegas-based law firm representing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Campbell & Williams response to MPP billboard: “In response to the many press inquiries regarding the Marijuana Policy Project’s billboard, …


Boxing News

Hopkins on how to eat, live and stay fit

Newly crowned IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins sits down with E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles following his March 9 win over Tavoris Cloud, which made him the oldest boxer in history to win a world title and the oldest champion in sports history. The interview, which focuses on how to eat, live and stay fit, airs tonight on E! at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and tomorrow (Thursday, March 21) at noon ET/PT.

Newly crowned IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins sits down with E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles following …


AWE TV

WealthTV to air Bellew-Chilemba

Tony Bellew’s crunch clash with Isaac Chilemba on March 30 will be shown live in America on WealthTV. Bellew and Chilemba meet in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’, the top of an explosive bill of action including the rematch of the UK fight of the year between Derry Mathews and Anthony Crolla – with all the action live on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

“Bellew v Chilemba is arguably the best fight thus far for 2013,” said Charles Herring, President of WealthTV. “With two top ten world rated boxers, this fight is too close to call and a must watch. Matchroom Sport is featuring the only BoxRec five-star rated bout on March 30 and we are excited to be airing the card live and exclusively on WealthTV across the US.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I’m delighted that this massive show will be broadcast live across America on Wealth TV. I can’t stress the importance of this fight in Tony Bellew’s career. He is one fight away from challenging for the prestigious WBC title and faces arguably his toughest test yet in Isaac Chilemba. The card is stacked from top to bottom and US fans are in for a real treat with the fight of the year rematch between Mathews and Crolla. They will be enthralled by the passion and atmosphere that us Brits create on fight night!” (more…)

Tony Bellew’s crunch clash with Isaac Chilemba on March 30 will be shown live in America on WealthTV. Bellew and …


Boxing News

Gonzalez, Rios promise war

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best

Hot prospects Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will headline, in separate fights, the next edition of the UniMas Solo Boxeo Tecate show this Saturday at the Ruben Zayas Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank. “We are back to Trujillo Alto, where we presented a successful show in September, 2012, but now we have prospects Bomba Gonzalez and Felix Verdejo in the principal roles and we expected a big support of the fans there,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said. “This will be the first Solo Boxeo Tecate show this year in Puerto Rico, where we are going to bring to the fans some good fights.”

In the main event, the WBO Youth flyweight champion Bomba Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) will fight against Joseph Rios (13-7-2, 4 KOs) in a 10 round, 113 pound bout. In his last fight, Gonzalez, ranked #14 by the WBO in the flyweights, ended in a “no decision” result against Omar Salado on February 2, when in the first round Gonzalez hit Salado with an unintentional right hook on the back of his head, and the Mexican couldn’t continue the fight. Rios is an experienced boxer who never had been knocked out.

“I’m in very good condition to show everyone what I can do. If Rios said that this will be a war, I’m ready to show my skills in the ring,” Gonzalez said.

Rios said that “I’m here to bring a great show to the fans. This will be a war.” (more…)

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best Hot prospects Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will headline, in separate fights, the next …


UFC

TUF Episode 9 results

The Ultimate Fighter® returned to FX on Tuesday night with the ninth episode of the season – “The Wild Card”. For the first time since season 13, the Wild Card fight was re-introduced, providing an opportunity for fighters who have lost in the preliminary fights to get back in the competition. Bubba McDaniel, representing Team Jones, defeated Kevin Casey, representing Team Sonnen, by TKO in a shocking fashion. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® returned to FX on Tuesday night with the ninth episode of the season – “The Wild Card”. …


Boxing News

Bute-Pascal Update

The May 25 Canadian boxing showdown between former world champions Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) and Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KOs) was officially announced last night at the Bell Centre in Montreal venue by co-promoters InterBox and Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) during the Montreal Canadians hockey game.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 28, at 10 a.m. ET. Bute and Pascal will go face-to-face for the first time off the ice on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. ET at the Bell Centre during the official press conference, which will be open to the general public.

The May 25 Canadian boxing showdown between former world champions Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) and Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 …


Boxing News

NSAC gives Bey 1K fine, 3 mo suspension

The Nevada State Athletic Commission had a meeting this morning in Las Vegas. The Review Journal’s Steve Carp tweeted that unbeaten lightweight Mickey Bey Jr. was fined $1,000 and suspended three months for abnormally high testosterone (which is considered performance enhancing).

He also reports that the officials for the March 30 rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will be referee Tony Weeks, and judges Dave Moretti, Duane Ford and Bill Lerch.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission had a meeting this morning in Las Vegas. The Review Journal’s Steve Carp tweeted that …


Scale Watch

Weights from Kiev, Ukraine

Dmytro Kucher, Julio Cesar Dos Santos, Viktor Postol and Henry Lundy
make weight for their WBC International titlefights of tomorrow.

Dmytro Kucher 89,40 vs. Julio Cesar Dos Santos 90,30, 12 rnds
Vacant WBC International cruiserweight title

Viktor Postol 63,35 vs. Henry Lundy 63,50, 12 rnds
Vacant WBC International superlightweight title

Marat Kulumbegov 76,85 vs. Mikhael Krinitsin 76,40, 8 rnds
Oleg Malynovskyy 58,15 vs. Zhandos Zhetpisbayev 58,05, 6 rnds
Myasnik Ogandzhanyan 70,15 vs. Vitaly Salyga 69,90, 4 rnds
Roman Zhailauov 67,25 vs. Stas Savarin 66,95, 4 rnds
Illya Prymak 70,30 vs. Oleksandr Nikolenko 69,75, 4 rnds
Valentin Zbrozhek 73,50 vs. Robison Omsarashvili TBA, 6 rnds

Venue: Club Sportlife, Kiev, Ukraine
Promoter: Roman Valesiuk (Elite Boxing Promotion)
Matchmaker: Alex Kuznetsov

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Dmytro Kucher, Julio Cesar Dos Santos, Viktor Postol and Henry Lundy make weight for their WBC International titlefights of tomorrow. …


Feature Story

Trout: Canelo will be the fish out of water on 4/20

Austin Trout trainsStory by Ricardo Trujillo
Photo by Chris Cozzone

It’s only fitting that the hottest new nightclub in Las Cruces, New Mexico, “M FIVE” would host one the hottest new boxing stars on the scene, Las Cruces’ own, WBA Super Welterweight Champion Austin Trout. Both brought a lot of class, style, and a touch of Las Vegas, if you will, to a hometown press conference, Wednesday afternoon.

Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) will face WBC’s version of the 154 lb. champ, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) in a rare unification fight on April 20th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It is rare in boxing that two fighters in their prime face each other with so much on the line. (more…)

Story by Ricardo Trujillo Photo by Chris Cozzone It’s only fitting that the hottest new nightclub in Las Cruces, New …


Boxing News

It’s on: Jean collides with Pendarvis May 10

The camps of Dierry Jean and Cleotis Pendarvis have negotiated an agreement for their IBF jr welterweight eliminator, thus averting a purse bid. The fight will take place on May 10th at a venue to be determined in the United States and will be televised on Showtime’s ShoBox series. The winner will be mandatory challenger for the winner of the May 18 Lamont Peterson vs Lucas Matthysse IBF world championship showdown in Atlantic City.

The camps of Dierry Jean and Cleotis Pendarvis have negotiated an agreement for their IBF jr welterweight eliminator, thus averting …


AWE TV

Stevenson risking title shot for payback

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Photo: Herby Whyne

IBF #1 rated super middleweight Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) already has plans to move up to 175lbs and challenge WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in the summer, but the power puncher from Quebec will risk it all to get another shot at the only man to beat him. On Friday night Stevenson will try to avenge the second round KO he suffered nearly three years ago at the hands of Darnell Boone at Montreal’s Bell Centre in a bout that can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel would have preferred that his fighter skip this fight and focus on his world title shot in a few months, but revenge is a powerful motivator and Stevenson insisted on it. “Superman” says he underestimated Boone the first time but he’s learned from his mistake. “I’ve wanted this rematch for a long time,” he told RDS. “This comes from the heart. I’m looking forward to this fight and I’ve put my training into overdrive!”

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Photo: Herby Whyne IBF #1 rated super middleweight Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) already has plans to move up …


UFC

Strikeforce alums poised to be story of the year

Every year, one narrative seems to step up and dominate the UFC year.

In 2011, the incredible rise of Jon Jones was clearly the “Story of the Year” in the UFC, as the prodigious light heavyweight talent earned four victories in the span of ten months, rising to the top of the division with his win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in March before defending the title twice over the final four months of the year.. . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Boxing News

Donovan George: I’ll Fight King Kong

Interview by Sam Geraci
Photo: Ed Mulholland

On March 22nd, perennial super middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOS) makes his middleweight television debut on ESPN FNF when he takes on rugged veteran David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13, 23 KOs) in a ten round bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.

Despite coming up short in his most significant matchups, Edwin Rodriguez in March of 2012 and Adonis Stevenson in October of 2012, George’s popularity among fight fans continues to grow and continues to afford him television exposure. In the following interview, George discusses his popularity, his move to middleweight, his matchup with Lopez, his loss to Stevenson, his feelings on the loss of his friend, Emmanuel Steward, and more. (more…)

Interview by Sam Geraci Photo: Ed Mulholland On March 22nd, perennial super middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 …


Boxing News

Tony Thompson Update

Heavyweight contender Tony “The Tiger” Thompson is amused at the antics of Tyson Fury regarding disrespectful comments made by Fury since Thompson’s devastating KO win over David Price a month ago. “With the big man comes a big mouth, and if Steve Cunningham doesn’t school him I am happy to be responsible for tipping the British heavyweight scene on its head. He flaps his mouth of being disrespectful to everyone yet he didn’t have the balls to face his fellow countryman in the undefeated David Price who I managed to stop in two rounds. And if I get in the ring with him, I’ll serve him the same punishment. He carries on like he is already champion of the world when let’s face it – who has he faced? He couldn’t put Chisora away nor the King Pin (Kevin Johnson). I hope your promoter has as big of a wallet as you have mouth – put your money on the table and let your money talk instead of your mouth. You use my name to promote yourself saying you will KO me but I haven’t heard from your promoter? Talk is cheap which somehow kind of fits with your type. I have a sneaking suspicion Cunningham is going to box your ears off and expose you for the fraud you are, but if you do make it through ‘give me a call.’ (more…)

Heavyweight contender Tony “The Tiger” Thompson is amused at the antics of Tyson Fury regarding disrespectful comments made by Fury …


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Mosley-Cano on May 18 in Cancun

Cancun promoter Pepe Gomez has announced that former world champion Sugar Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KOs) has signed to fight Pablo Cesar Cano (26-2-1, 20 KOs) on May 18 at the Hotel Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico. The fight will be in the welterweight division and take place in a giant tent scaled for 10,000 fans. Also featured on the card will be WBC #1 super featherweight Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (30-2, 28 KOs) against Ricardo “Rocky” Juárez (29-10-1, 21 KOs). A four city press tour will officially kickoff the event. Hard to believe the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer Mosley is looking for his first win in over four years. Cano is rated #11 by the WBA at super lightweight.

Cancun promoter Pepe Gomez has announced that former world champion Sugar Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KOs) has signed to fight …










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