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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Boxing News

Gallstones KO Omar Henry

Santana-Garcia new main event, Hernandez-Winchester featured in opener

The co-feature fight between undefeated lightweight contender Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs), from Miami, and fellow unbeaten Johnny Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs), from Holland, Mich., has been elevated to the main event of Friday’s SHOWTIME-televised doubleheader from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., after original headliner Omar Henry was forced to withdraw today from his scheduled match with Juan Ubaldo Cabrera. Henry is currently under observation for gallstones at Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale. “I arrived in South Florida from California on Tuesday,” Henry said. “I went for a run and began to experience strong pains. I went to the hospital. There is no way I can fight.”

The telecast will open with a new 10-round clash of super welterweights featuring world-ranked Miami favorite Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (22-1-1, 13 KOs), an American-born Cuban, against James “Shotgun” Winchester (15-5, 5 KOs), from Greensboro, N.C., which had been slated for the non-televised undercard. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Broner, DeMarco speak to the media

By Jeff Reiners for Fightnews.com

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya introduced Adrien Broner to Wednesday’s news conference while keeping focus on the storm that has affected so many in Atlantic City. “In an effort to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief, Golden Boy will donate $2 per ticket and $1,000 per knockout to the Boys and Girls Club. Caesars Atlantic City and the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation will be matching each donation.”

Adrien Broner met with assembled media prior to embarking on a clean up effort in support of storm relief. He was respectful of WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco saying, “He’s definitely my best opponent so far.” To no surprise “The Problem” remains confident, “(DeMarco) was fighting good guys, but he wasn’t fighting Adrien Broner.” (more…)



November 14th, 2012


Boxing News

Top Rank introduces Jose Ramirez

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Top Rank hosted a Los Angeles news conference to formally introduce the highly-decorated 2012 Olympian lightweight Jose Ramirez as its newest member of the Top Rank stable of stars. Ramirez will make his pro debut on the undercard of the December 8 Pacquiao-Marquez clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “Today will be a significant day in the sport of boxing because it’s the first press conference announcing the professional debut of a young man who we believe will be one of the big superstars in boxing, Jose Ramirez,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Over the years we’ve had press conferences like this, when we introduced fighters who we believed would be superstars and invariably they became superstars. Jose has had a great, great career and in our opinion he was the top amateur in the United States.”

Arum also noted that Ramirez is already sponsored by Discover card and Wonderful Pistachios. “This is very, very unusual. A young man comes to us, signs a contract and already has a bunch of sponsors. Usually it takes a couple of years when they’re professional before they get sponsors.”

Ramirez is trained by Armando Mancinas and co-managed by Mancinas and Rick Mirigian.

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November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Abner Cotto in the spotlight

The latest member of the Cotto family to make his mark on the world boxing map is unbeaten junior lightweight Abner Cotto (14-0, 6 KOs), who will be looking for his 15th professional win without a loss on Saturday, November 17 when he meets up with Mexico’s Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (15-7, 8 KOs) in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from the Coliseo Roger Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The six round co-main event will feature a meeting of two of the top junior lightweight prospects from the island, as Cataño’s Edgardo “Sasso” Lopez (5-0, 3 KOs) faces Bayamon’s Orlando Vazquez (5-1, 1 KO). In non-televised action, unbeaten Puerto Rican junior lightweight prospect Carlos Ivan Velasquez (13-0, 11 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time in over two years.

Cotto vs. Rodriguez is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 p.m., the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.



November 14th, 2012


UFC

Mark Hominick – Rebuilding the machine

It’s the question no one wants to ask, but everyone has to. Luckily, when dealing with UFC featherweight Mark Hominick, he makes it as painless for you to ask it as it is probably painful for him to answer it countless times in the lead-up to his UFC 154 bout with Pablo Garza this Saturday in Montreal . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerabasi, UFC.com
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Lo Greco, Hopkins top Broner-DeMarco undercard

Unbeaten Canadian welterweight star Phil Lo Greco (24-0, 13 KOs) and junior middleweight veteran Demetrius Hopkins (31-2-1, 11 KOs), along with a host of east coast talent, will stack the Adrien Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco undercard at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this Saturday. In the featured undercard bouts both scheduled for eight rounds, Toronto’s Lo Greco faces Highland, New York’s Daniel Sostre (11-7-1 4 KOs), and Philadelphia’s Hopkins battles York, Pennsylvania’s Keenan Collins (14-7-3, 9 KOs). (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Sirimongkol grabs ABCO crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Naris Boxing Promotion

Two-time WBC champion Sirimongkol Singwancha (69-2,41KOs) impressively captured the vacant ABCO continental welterweight title as he stopped ABCO #6 welter Dennis Padua (reportedly 9-7-1) on Wednesday at Wangli Ground in Pathumthani, Thailand. The experienced Thai fighter excitingly exchanged punches with the Filipino who prepared well for this significant fight, landing many tough counterpunches to obstruct Sirimongkol’s aggression. However, Sirimongkol changed his tactics from round four, using a body-attack which effectively weakened his opponent. Finally, the bout was terminated when the local hero landed a big bodyshot which viciously hurt his foe, then he displayed a one-side attack to drop the Filipino for a full ten-count at 1:29 of round five. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Cote still looking for answers

Photo: Herby Whyne

By Dave Spencer

When Interbox pulled out all the stops with its most recent Montreal show presenting an ultra competitive card, one local name was conspicuous by his absence. Pier Olivier Cote (19-0 13KO) who had burst onto the international boxing scene with his highlight reel knockout of Jorge Luis Teron a year ago on Showtime’s Championship Boxing and was poised to headline on the network’s ShoBox series in February has been battling fatigue in a case that has left doctors and experts scratching their heads trying to find solutions.

“I have news today,” Cote’s trainer Francois Duguay told FightNews. “One of his doctors who is working with him had done a series of tests to see if he has sleeping problems. They monitored his sleep for two nights but didn’t see anything. Everything seemed normal. Now we have to go back and check out the blood tests. Again.” (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Vitali Kopylenko Update

By Alex “Oscar” Potapov

Negotiations are underway and will soon be official for WBF middleweight champion Vitali Kopylenko (19-0, 10 KOs) to return to the ring. Vitali is eying a fight against either former IBF light middleweight Yori Boy Campas (100-17-1, 79 KOs) or former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir (49-15-6, 15 KOs). Baldomir was stopped in his last contest, after going up to super middleweight to fight Marco Antonio Rubio and Campas dropped a twelve round decision to Les Sherrington in July. Kopylenko knocked out Portugal’s Vitor Sa in the third round in Kiev in his last fight on July 14.



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch-Mack Presser

Froch-Mack: Live on Pay Per View - Saturday 3PM/ET Noon/PT

Photo: Laurence Lustig

IBF super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (29-2, 21 KOs) has warned challenger Yusaf Mack (31-4, 17 KOs) that he will pay for his pre-fight jibes when the pair meet Saturday, headlining the “True Brit” pay-per-view event (in the U.S.), live from Nottingham, United Kingdom. Mack appeared live on Ringside after the first press conference for the clash and called Froch, “a fake Joe Calzaghe.” The pair came face-to-face again at yesterday’s press conference at the Capital FM Arena, and “The Cobra” told the challenger that he will “face his wrath” in his ninth consecutive World title fight.

“I was just letting him know that he said too much when my back was turned and it might be inside his mind that I’m a bit wound up,” said Froch, a huge 1-18 favorite to retain the title and 1-4 to do so inside the distance. “I just wanted him to know he talked a load of rubbish on Ringside about Joe Calzaghe, but he probably spoke without thinking, so I put him right on that. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Jimemez ready for Echols

Chicago super middleweight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (7-0, 4 KOs) has looked like a world beater at the preliminary levels of his career. Now it’s time to start finding out if he really is a world beater. The 25-year-old will take a significant step up on Thanksgiving Eve at Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” boxing event on November 21 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, when he faces three-time world title challenger Antwun Echols (32-18-4, 28 KOs).

“I’m ready. I feel confident,” said Jimenez, “I’ve been working hard in the gym. I understand it’s a step up but I’m ready for the challenge. I think I can take this guy out.”

For a fighter with just seven pro fights, even a shop-work Antwun Echols is handful. While Echols has suffered most of his losses in recent years, they were all against top-flight opposition and before eventually winning, many of these fighters first found themselves on the floor courtesy of Echols’ well-known power. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Fightnews.com Poll

Dolton ready to dazzle

Photo: Acquinity Sports

Detroit’s dearly departed Emanuel Steward ascended along with his Kronk gym during the economic malaise of the late 70’s and 80’s. Despite or possibly because of their subsequent teetering on the brink of economic ruin, native Detroiters defend their turf with hard-earned pride. One learns to fight quickly in this town.

One young man to emerge from the grand tradition of the many Kronk world champs is the incredibly gifted and gregarious light middleweight sensation Domonique “3D” Dolton (12-0, 7 KOs). Born and bred in the mean streets of Detroit, Dolton prepares to dazzle fight fans at The BB&T Center on the November 30th undercard of Acquinity Sports’ “Beatdown 2012”.

His slick boxing skills and swift footwork so impressed Wladimir Klitschko he would regularly use the 22-year-old Dolton as a sparring partner despite their disparity in both weight and experience. Domonique clarified: “Emanuel and Wladimir would always try to use as many different styles as possible before a fight. My style kept him sharp, kept him fresh. I feel I have some of the best balance in boxing and I’m pretty fast on my feet.” (more…)



November 14th, 2012

AWE TV

“Tyson” Marquez, “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Workouts

Viloria-Marquez is LIVE on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com this Saturday

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Zanfer Promotions

By all indications, WBA world flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) of Empalme, Sonora, Mexico is ready to take on WBO world flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Marquez worked out for media Tuesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California and looks in tremendous shape. For this career-defining bout, he has been working with trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California for the first time and the Mexican fighter was sharp at Tuesday.

“We did an excellent job working on a strategy. A winning one. He is a great trainer and great person. We make a great team. Every trainer has his method but Robert’s training is at another level,” Marquez told Fightnews.com. “I feel good we had a great preparation both physically and mentally. This is perhaps one of the best or the best training camp I ever had. I am in perfect condition to come out with the victory.” (more…)



November 14th, 2012

UFC

Preview: UFC 154: GSP vs. Condit

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

After what seemed like a never ending log jam in the UFC’s welterweight division, clarity will be gained at this Saturday’s UFC 154 with a pair of 170-pound clashes that will crown an undisputed champion and (hopefully) name a number one contender. In the night’s co-main event, champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2) returns from injury to face interim title holder Carlos Condit (28-5) while Martin Kampmann (20-5) faces the man with dynamite in his hands Johny Hendricks (13-1). (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC authorizes Canelo voluntary defense

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday in Mexico City the WBC announced that WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo Alvarez is free to make a voluntary defense of his title after Saturday’s WBC eliminator between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan ended in a technicnal draw when Martirosyan suffered a cut in a head clash. The ruling opens the door to a possible mega-fight for Canelo on May 4, 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo has mentioned an interest in fighting Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Windy City Boxing Buzz

Professional boxing will return to Cicero Stadium outside Chicago on December 14 as 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions present a card headlined by a junior welterweight clash between Chicago cross-town rivals Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (10-2-1, 6 KOs) and Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (6-0-1, 3 KOs). Advance tickets are priced at $100, $75, $50 and $30 may be purchased by calling 312-226-5800.
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Meanwhile, this Friday night’s IBO light heavyweight world title clash between Chicago’s Polish Prince Andrzej Fonfara and world title challenger Tommy Karpency of Adah, PA at the UIC Pavilion has proven to be a very hot ticket with all $150 Ringside tickets sold out.



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Colonel Bob Sheridan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Brett Bonetti

Fan favorite Hall of Fame broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews about his health, a natural supplement which has improved his health substantially and how he lost 130 pounds. The Colonel also discusses boxing in Germany and the USA and reports that he has now called 930 world title bouts. He says that he is working on a consistent basis with the best known promoters around the world and how he still gets goose bumps every time he calls a world title bout.

Can you remember the first world title bout you worked and how many world title bouts have you called?

Many people ask me if I remember doing my first world title fight. The answer to that question is very simple. I’ll never forget it. It was in 1968 and it was the WBA heavyweight championship fight in Oakland, California where Jimmy Ellis won the title over Jerry Quarry in a bruising fight. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Antonio DeMarco update

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

It has been a series of accomplished dreams for WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco. Ever since leaving the comfort of a humble home in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and traveling at the tender age of fourteen to Tijuana in search of a dream and some dollars in his pocket, the now twenty-six year old father of one and one on the way with his wife Tania has reached a level that even though it was far away in his mind, was within his sights way back then. “Everything starts somewhere. I have always dreamed big. I always dreamed of being a world champion. I would dream of it but it was a far away dream. It was step by step. I first wanted to be a professional fighter, that was my goal, my dream. It happened and then it was to fight in a scheduled ten rounder and that happened. Before that it was to fight in the United States, I would dream fighting in the U.S. I would see fights on TV that were in the U.S. and I would say to myself, someday that will be me. Even if its four or six rounds but I will be there. It happened and that is when my promoter Gary Shaw saw me. Then I fought on Shobox and that was another dream of mine. They came piling on and now we are in the main event on HBO as a world champion.”

Bigger dreams now claim real estate in DeMarco’s mind but to accomplish them, the hard hitting Tijuana resident will have to get past former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio, on HBO this Saturday night. DeMarco’s lightweight title will be on the line. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing lands in Roswell, NM

By David Finger

For the first time since 2004, boxing is poised to hit Roswell, New Mexico as popular local boy John Herrera (3-4-1, 1 KO) brings his crowd pleasing style to his hometown on December 8. Herrera has already earned a reputation in New Mexico as one of the most difficult journeymen in the state, going the distance with prospects like Edgar Zubia, Yorden Hernandez, and Cuban prospect Yoel Gonzalez since turning pro back in 2010. Still, he is not being given an easy assignment at home, as he is slated to fight Albuquerque based Mexican Jamie Gutierrez (4-6, 0 KO’s) in the six round main event. Gutierrez started his career off with a respectable 3-1 record before four straight decision losses followed. However, many note that his losses came against a respectable Anthony Villareal and two undefeated fighters in Vachik Avagyan and Jazzma Hogue. Still, recent KO loses to Jesse Magdaleno and Ray Montes have turned this into a must win fight for the Albuquerque fighter. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Tony Rila remembrance

A celebration of the life of long-time boxing figure Anthony “Tony” Rila takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, at his boxing gym in Las Vegas. Rila, who owned and operated one of the most popular training facilities in Las Vegas for world championship-caliber boxers, passed away last month at the age of 66. The informal tribute gathering starts at 3 p.m. at 3962 Euclid Ave.

Food, beverage and entertainment will be provided, and it’s expected that hundreds of Rila’s friends from the fields in which he made a mark–billiards, poker, auto racing, as well as boxing–will attend. Rila’s private gym played host to dozens of world champions and world-ranked contenders in recent years, including both Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, among many others. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Sampson Boxing inks Torres

Colombian middleweight power puncher Jose Miguel “Mochuelito” Torres (26-5, 23 KOs) has signed an exclusive multiyear promotional agreement with Sampson Boxing. 33-year-old Torres is probably best known for his NABO and NABF title-winning KO 6 over previously undefeated Patrick Majewski last November. Torres’ brother, Ricardo, is a former junior welterweight world champion. Having rattled off another three knockouts since the huge victory Majewski, Torres is now rated #16 by the WBC and #8 by the IBF at 160 lbs. “I am very excited to work with Mochuelito and his Team. I will announce his next fight shortly,” said promoter Sampson Lewkowicz.



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Madondile dies in stabbing incident

By Ron Jackson

South African junior featherweight boxer Lundi Madondile has allegedly been stabbed to death. Madondile, who was 30 years old and ranked No 6 by Boxing SA, was reportedly killed at his home in Scenery Park near East London. He was scheduled to challenge SA junior featherweight champion Macbute Sinyabi on December 8. (more…)



November 14th, 2012

Boxing News

WBA OKs Murray-Navarro interim title clash

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has approved a bout between Venezuelan prospect Jorge ¨The Destroyer¨ Navarro (12-0-0, 10 KOs) and Britain’s Martin Murray (24-1, 10 KOs) on November 24 in Manchester, England for the vacant WAB interim middleweight title. If Murray emerges victorious, he will be on the top of the list of potential opponents to face WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in Argentina on April 17, 2013.



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Geale-Mundine rematch on Jan 30

Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Grange Old School Boxing and Black Venom Promotions, has announced the date and location for the IBF Middleweight championship bout between Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) and Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs). The rematch is January 30. “In all my years in boxing, this is the biggest fight in Australian boxing history and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Sydney,” said Gary Shaw. “This city has a proud history of staging big fights and let me assure you they don’t get bigger than this. Daniel Geale is considered to be by many one of the best middleweights in the world after winning two world titles from German Fighters on German soil. Daniel is desperate to avenge his controversial loss to Mundine in 2009.” (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Feature Story

Zamora headlines Team Tapia card in Albuquerque

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

You’d think that after a decade of fighting, New Mexico would stop thinking about Joaquin Zamora as “developing talent.” But, after 23 pro fights, spaced out between an equal number of wars and layoffs, the Socorro-to-Santa Fe speedster southpaw has retained an also-equal amount of zeal and appeal to head a card billed as “The Next Chapter.”

This coming weekend, Zamora will end his year-and-a-half absence when he steps beneath the bright lights in search of rekindled goals and, even more important to him, a steady stream of fights . . . Click here for full story



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Martinez recovering well after surgery

Yesterday afternoon, reigning middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez underwent surgery to repair his right knee and ankle, both which were injured in his last fight against then WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez had the operation done in Spain, where he has been living since relocating from his native Argentina earlier in his career. The operation was done by highly regarded doctor Villamor Perez, the personal physician for the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I.

“I am very, very happy with how the operation went,” said Martinez. “I will be rehabbing for two or so weeks and then I will be back in the gym, and begin preparations for my next title defense, which will take place next year in my native Argentina. This will be my first fight there in many years and I am really looking forward to defending my title in front of all of my great fans in Argentina.” (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Krasniqi-Heyman Presser

Photos: SES Boxing

WBO #1 and mandatory light heavyweight challenger Robin Krasniqi will be back in action Friday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Krasniqi (38-2, 14 KOs) will take on Max Heyman (25-11-4, 14 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round duel. Also seeing action will be unbeaten WBO #8 heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (27-0-1, 14 KOs) against Nelson Dario Dominguez (14-1-1, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

Here’s what they had to say at the preflight press conference.

Robin Krasniqi: “I am really looking forward to this next fight. For me, every fight is now like a championship fight….when I fought in January, I’ve gained a lot of experience and I have the best trainer in Germany, Dirk Dzemski, – so I have the best conditions to win the next fight and then to become world champion.”

Max Heyman: “Robin Krasniqi is a young, strong boxer. I was well informed about him. This is a tough fight and I have to do my best.”

Francesco Pianeta: “I’m not that far away from the Klitschkos. I know that now. But I have every time in the ring again get the best performance. I will also be on Friday. ”

Nelson Dario Dominguez: “I see it as an opportunity to fight against someone like Pianeta. He is a southpaw. I can gather a lot of experience. I am impressed with his success against Oliver McCall and Francois Botha, but he’d better study the video and not underestimate me.”

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November 13th, 2012

UFC

UFC 1: A look back at where it all began

Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, but you still can’t go back in time. That’s the bad news for writers who would have loved to be on press row for Ali-Frazier I or III, or in the press box for Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in 1932 or Joe Namath’s guarantee in 1969 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Farewell to Emanuel Steward, A Boxing Icon

By Damian McCann (former Secretary of Belfast Kronk Gym, Ireland)
Photo: Teddy B. Blackburn

Legendary boxing icon, Emanuel Steward’s memorial service took place today at the Greater Grace Temple, Detroit. Family, friends and members the boxing fraternity including Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Waldimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr. Lennox Lewis, Andy Lee, Evander Holyfield, Sugar Leonard and Michael Moorer arrive to pay tribute and their last farewell to Emanuel. Around the world boxing fans will pause to remember not only a boxing superstar but also a prince amongst men.

During his lifetime Emanuel amassed a vast wealth of experience and knowledge of the sweet science. He had many roles in the sport as a commentator, manager and promoter, but it will be as a trainer that he will be most remembered in the history of boxing. (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Trout: I’m upping the intensity

Holed away in his new, higher-elevation training camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico, WBA super welterweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) says he’s not necessarily doing anything different in preparation for the fourth defense of his WBA title on December 1 against four-time and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden… he’s just doing more of it.

“I haven’t changed anything; it’s just a more intense camp,” Trout said. “I’m expecting a hard 12 rounds in an intense fight. Cardio is very important because I’ve never known him to show up unprepared. He’s still a very hungry fighter and I’m flattered he chose me as his opponent. That shows how hungry he still is, so I’m upping everything that I normally do. We had to acclimate to the high altitude, but now we’re continuing to work harder than ever.” (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Huck: Firat Arslan deserves a rematch

"I’m a true fighter, not a showman like the Klitschkos"

Looking back at his most recent title defense against Firat Arslan on November 3rd in Halle (Germany), WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck feels that he owes his challenger another shot at the title.

“It was one of the toughest fights in my life”, Huck admits. “I respected Firat before the fight and I respect him even more now. He really fought his heart out. I am not happy and not satisfied with my own performance. I know I could and should have done better. I was a little distracted and thought about fighting the Klitschkos. So I lost my focus. Firat was at his best that night. He made me work hard for my money. It was a very close fight and I think he deserves a rematch. But I can promise him that I won’t make the same mistakes again. If we fight again I will leave no doubt that I am the better man. I promise that I will stop him.” (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Fightnews.com Poll

Micky Ward has an affinity for Acquinity

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

In a surprise development, Acquinity Sports welcomed boxing legend “Irish” Micky Ward to their Deerfield Beach headquarters today. Ward, the 47-year old Lowell, Massachusetts native whose three fights against the late great Arturo “Thunder” Gatti remain the gold standard of boxing trilogies, becomes Acquinity’s newest assistant trainer. Working alongside head trainer Herman Caicedo, Ward plans to augment Acquinity’s world-class stable of boxers with some of the mental toughness and dedication that defined his storied career.

Fightnews caught up with him this rainy afternoon from Acquinity headquarters in Deerfield Beach, FL. (more…)



November 13th, 2012

AWE TV

Countdown to Champion vs. Champion

Viloria-Marquez is LIVE on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com on Saturday

There is less than a week remaining for boxing to gift us one of the most anticipated fights in recent times, less than a week for a rare unification bout, less than a week to determine who is the best flyweight in the world and one of the best of the smaller weight classes and less than a week for “Champion vs. Champion”.

On Saturday at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, on a fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast live in the United States by Wealth TV and WealthTV.com, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25KOs) and Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18KOs) will face each other for Tyson’s WBA and Viloria’s WBO flyweight titles. (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Announcement

16th Teddy Dinner this Thursday

Atlas working hard for Hurricane victims

For the past 16 years, boxing trainer and ESPN television fights analyst Teddy Atlas has endeavored to fight the good fight in memory of his late father. This year’s 16th annual Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Dinner (affectionately nicknamed the “Teddy Dinner” by boxing scribes) on Thursday, November 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island will be dedicated to helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the New York area from Staten Island to Rockaway. (more…)



November 13th, 2012

Photo Gallery

Mitchell ready to cause “Mayhem” to Banks

Photos by Tri Nguyen/GeorgetownProductions.com

Undefeated NABO heavyweight Champion Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell held an open workout at The Dream Team Boxing Gym in Clinton, Maryland this past week in preparation for his clash with top contender Johnathon Banks this Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

Mitchell stated to the press: “It would mean a lot to become heavyweight world champion. It remains to be seen, but I am definitely working hard toward that goal. I’m not trying to underestimate anybody, but I am just trying to stay focused and have tunnel vision toward that goal. (more…)



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