Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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

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

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, ...

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former ...

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Williams upsets Ramos

2000 Olympic silver medalist Ricardo Williams Jr (21-3, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Luis Ramos Jr (23-1, 10 KOs) in a jr welterweight clash on Saturday night at the Business Expo Center in Anaheim, California. Ramos scored a knockdown against Williams in round two, but suffered cuts over both eyes in round five and the bout was stopped after the round. After the fight Ramos said the cuts were caused by head butts.

Three-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren (2-0, 0 KOs) outpointed David Reyes (2-3-1, 0 KOs) in a four round bantamweight bout. Scores were 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.

Middleweight Jermall Charlo (10-0, 6 KOs) won when Edgar Perez (5-2, 3 KOs) didn’t come out for round five.

2000 Olympic silver medalist Ricardo Williams Jr (21-3, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Luis Ramos …


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Kessler annihilates Magee; regains WBA belt

Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs) regained the WBA super middleweight with a third round demolition of reigning titleholder Brian Magee (36-5-1, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the BOXEN Arena in Herning, Denmark. Kessler dropped Magee with a body shot in round two and after another body shot Magee turned his back and was counted again by referee Luis Pabon. Kessler then floored Magee at the beginning of the third and the carnage was halted. Time was :24. Kessler got a measure of Danish revenge against Magee, who had has previously knocked out Kessler’s countrymen Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen.

“It feels great to be champion again,” Kessler said. “We planned to go to the body and it worked very well. I am back at the very top, I am ready for everybody out there at super-middleweight.” (more…)

Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs) regained the WBA super middleweight with a third round demolition of reigning titleholder Brian Magee …



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DeGale defeats Zuniga

2008 Olympic gold medalist and current super middleweight contender James DeGale (14-1, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Fulgencio Zuniga (25-7-1, 22 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Silver title on Saturday night at the Hull Sports Arena in Hull, England. DeGale dropped Zuniga in round three and nearly finished him with his follow up barrage. Zuniga showed his toughness as he gamely fought on to the end. Scores were 118-109 on all cards.

Unbeaten super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr moved to 9-0, 4 KOs after a second round stoppage of Olegs Fedotovs (15-10, 1 KOs). It was Eubank’s second fight in seven days.

Hot unbeaten super featherweight Kid Galahad (13-0, 6 KOs) was impressive in outclassing Ivan Ruiz Morote (15-2, 7 KOs). The bout was stopped in round four after Galahad had dropped Morote multiple times.

2008 Olympic gold medalist and current super middleweight contender James DeGale (14-1, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous …


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Jonak stays unbeaten; tops Bonsu

Unbeaten jr middleweight Damien Jonak (35-0-1, 21 KOs) of Poland beat up Jackson Bonsu of Belgium (43-6-1, 29 KOs) for 10 rounds in route to a unanimous decision. Jonak established his dominance early in in the fight sending Bonsu to the canvas in round two with a stiff hard left jab. Jackson beat the count easily but the tone was now set of how the fight would go. In round five Jonak put Bonsu down once again with the same left jab. Jackson again beat the count but this time seemed more affected by the punch. Jackson showed a lot of heart but was unable to mount any serious offense throughout the fight as Jonak kept him in defensive mode staggering him several times throughout the bout through to the end. Scores were 99-91, 98-90, 99-91 for Jonak, who is rated WBC #3, WBA #2, WBO #8, IBF #14. The bout took place at Spodek, Katowice, Poland with Andrew Wasilewski (12 Round KnockOut Promotion/Piotr Werner (12 Round KnockOut Promotion) promoting.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Damien Jonak (35-0-1, 21 KOs) of Poland beat up Jackson Bonsu of Belgium (43-6-1, 29 KOs) for …




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Barker batters Hope

Former middleweight title challenger Darren Barker (24-1, 15 KOs) returned 14 months after his defeat against Sergio Martinez with a punishing fourth round TKO over light-punching former Euro titlist Kerry Hope (18-5, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Olympia in London. Barker dropped Hope with a right hand in round four and Hope’s corner threw in the towel shortly after. Time was 1:05.

IBF #7 welterweight Carson Jones (34-9-3, 24 KOs), who was supposed to be in the main event before his opponent Lee Purdy was injured, instead had to settle for an eight round draw against unheralded Dean Byrne (16-2-1, 6 KOs).

In a clash of unbeaten middleweights, John Ryder (13-0, 8 KOs) stopped Eamonn O’Kane (8-1, 3 KOs) in round eight.

Former middleweight title challenger Darren Barker (24-1, 15 KOs) returned 14 months after his defeat against Sergio Martinez with a …


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Torres stuns Cusumano

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Friday night at Genetti’s Manor, Chris Coyne’s Northeast Boxing brought an entertaining mix of professional boxing, amateur boxing and kickboxing together in one show for the fight fans of the Dickson City PA. A crowd of one thousand eighty came into in to see the long awaited return of popular Old Forge, PA super Anthony “Peanuts” Cusumano after a three year hiatus. Unfortunately for the local brethren, Anthony Cusumano (3-4-1, 2KO’s) never got on track in the main event as Edgardo Torres (2-1, 2KO’s) dropped him once en-route to a stunning first round stoppage. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Friday night at Genetti’s Manor, Chris Coyne’s Northeast Boxing brought an entertaining mix of professional boxing, amateur …


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Happy Birthday Bob Arum

Photo: Ed Keenan/Top Rank

Fightnews.com wishes Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum a happy 81st birthday! Bob is spending his big day doing what he does best, promoting a megafight in Las Vegas. The Top Rank CEO has been at the pinnacle of the sport ever since he got into it in 1966 by presenting a world heavyweight championship fight featuring ring legend Muhammad Ali in his promotional debut.

Since then, Top Rank, under Arum’s leadership, has promoted roughly 11,500 fight cards around the globe featuring the following fighters: Oscar De la Hoya, George Foreman, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and of course, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Photo: Ed Keenan/Top Rank Fightnews.com wishes Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum a happy 81st birthday! Bob is spending his …


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New Mexican fighter in critical condition

By Chris Cozzone
Photo by Jose Leon Castillo

Albuquerque bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montes (5-3-1, 3 KOs) is in critical condition from injuries sustained in a knockout loss to Tony Valdez (7-3-3, 7 KOs) on the Holly Holm-Diana Prazak card last night in Albuquerque, N.M. After six brutal rounds – a continuation of a slugfest NM “Fight of the Year” in August that resulted in a draw – Montes was knocked unconscious by Valdez and was taken out on a stretcher. He remains hospitalized at a local hospital’s intensive care unit and has been diagnosed with bleeding on the brain. Montes is now conscious and is improving mentally, but it is unknown whether he will require surgery yet. Stay tuned.

By Chris Cozzone Photo by Jose Leon Castillo Albuquerque bantamweight Raymond “Hollewood” Montes (5-3-1, 3 KOs) is in critical condition …



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Report/gallery: Vargas vs. Gasparyan

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In front of a hometown crowd, “The Pride of Sin City” Jessie Vargas hit Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) with everything but the kitchen sink in the featured bout. Gasparyan succeeded in making it ugly, but Vargas dominated on the score cards to take a unanimous decision victory.

Gasparyan looked like the Terminator in the opening round, not throwing many punches and plodding through Vargas’ barrage. The Las Vegan relentlessly went to the body, leaving both sides of Gasparyan’s rib cage a shade of light red . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone In front of a hometown crowd, “The Pride of Sin City” …


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Late money on Marquez

Manny Pacquiao is 2-0-1 in previous bouts against Juan Manuel Marquez and oddsmakers have the Pacman as a clear favorite to win again. Bettors, however, have been moving toward Marquez in droves this week with the odds on Pacman being bet down from -370 to -260 and the odds on Marquez moving from +280 to +210 in a 24-hour period at the host casino.

With the previous three bouts all being close and controversial, none of the judges from the previous fights have been assigned to this fight. In addition, it an unusual move, all three judges were in attendance at the rules meeting to hear NSAC executive director Keith Kizer explain the scoring criteria to the fighters.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said Friday that he expects there to be a knockout tonight and a definitive end to the Pacquiao-Marquez series.

Manny Pacquiao is 2-0-1 in previous bouts against Juan Manuel Marquez and oddsmakers have the Pacman as a clear favorite …


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TUF 16 Weekly Recap, Episode 12

The episode opens with a group of upset Team Nelson members. Like many who’ve recently purchased a “cozy” starter house, they suffer from buyer’s remorse. We’ve seen this many times over the course of the season, but with everything winding down — and the benefit of hindsight — the underwhelming “draw straws” nature of the coaching has been put in perspective. Joey Rivera “feel[s] jaded because of Roy,” and many others agree that they were not properly trained . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

The episode opens with a group of upset Team Nelson members. Like many who’ve recently purchased a “cozy” starter house, …


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Abraham aims to stop Bouadla early

Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) has entered the ring in Nuremberg, Germany on two previous occasions. However, the December 15 fight against Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) will be his first time as WBO super middleweight champion. “Mehdi Bouadla is a real fighter,” said Abraham about his challenger, who is rated WBO #13. “He is always looking for one-on-one situations. I am hoping to stop him early in order for him not to land as many hard shots in return. Those could be very dangerous.” As for his plans for the future, King Arthur states, “First, I want to win on December 15. Once the new year has started, I will start thinking about my next steps. I want to hold on to my title for quite a while!”

Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) has entered the ring in Nuremberg, Germany on two previous occasions. However, the December 15 …



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UFC on Fox Preview and Predictions

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Before you watch Manny Pacquiao square off against Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time, the UFC has a stacked card on Fox. And by stacked, I mean pay-per-view worthy. The main event boasts a lightweight title tilt with two of the best in the world, while the co-main event and another featured bout feature two fighters trying to cement their legacies against surging prospects. Let’s get down to the predictions. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Before you watch Manny Pacquiao square off against Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time, …


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Holm decisions Prazak in NM

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Photo by Jose Leon Castillo 

Tonight in the main event at the Legends Theater inside Route 66 Casino, west of Albuquerque, Holly Holm (32-2-3, 9 KO’s) took care of business by outclassing outsized Australian Diana Prazak (11-2, 7 KO’s) en route to a unanimous decision victory in the Fresquez Productions card. Scores were 100-90 times three.

The co-main event of the night was a continuation of the New Mexico fight of the year candidate between Tony Valdez (7-3-3, 7 KO’s) and Raymond Montes (5-3-1, 3 KOs). This time around Montes ended up on the canvas, knocked out unconscious, and Valdez took the TKO win at 1:41 of the seventh round. Montes was taken away on a stretcher. The undercard: Matthew Baca (2-0, 2 KO’s) KO’d his opponent Derek Perez (0-1) of Belen at 0:32 seconds of the second round; In an impressive professional debut Las Cruces’ Siju Shabazz (1-0, 1 KO) TKO’d Ricky Villafuerte (0-1) of Albuquerque at 2:59 of the second round; Gary, Indiana’s Mary McGee (20-1, 11 KO’s) TKO’d Albuquerque’s Victoria Cisneros (8-14-2, 3 KO’s) at 0:23 seconds of the 4th round; and, starting off the action tonight was Albuquerque’s Jason Sanchez (1-0, 1 KO) who TKO’d Belen’s Gene Perez (1-1) at 2:50 of the first round in an impressive professional debut. Look for a full report and photo gallery tomorrow.

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez Photo by Jose Leon Castillo  Tonight in the main event at the Legends Theater inside Route …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Roswell, N.M.

From Roswell for tomorrow night’s School of Hard Knocks Promotion’ “Roswell Versus” six-bout card:

John Herrera 121.4 vs Cristoval Larazolo 119.8
Michael Herrera 152.6 vs Oscar De La Parra 153.4
Lizandro Feliciano 179.8 vs Ricardo Uriquizo 178.4
Bobby Pemberton 144.2 vs Victor Silva 142.6
Steven Serrano 159.8 vs Gerardo Quintana 157.4
Antonio Orozco 133.6 vs Diego Bautista 140

Fights will take place at Eastern New Mexico Fair Grounds in Roswell. Doors open at 5:30, fights start at 7 PM.

From Roswell for tomorrow night’s School of Hard Knocks Promotion’ “Roswell Versus” six-bout card: John Herrera 121.4 vs Cristoval Larazolo …


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UFC on Fox at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 5, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz and the light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson, airing live on FOX from Key Arena in Seattle, WA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see a prelim bout at 4:20pm ET / 1:20pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Nate Diaz (155*) VS Benson Henderson (154.6)

FOX MAIN CARD
Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) VS Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)
Rory MacDonald (170.2) VS BJ Penn (168.2)
Matt Brown (170.2) VS Mike Swick (170)

FX FIGHTS
Jeremy Stephens (155.8) VS Yves Edwards (155)
Mike Easton (135) VS Raphael Assuncao (136*)
Joe Proctor (154.6) VS Ramsey Nijem (155.4)
Henry Martinez (158.8*) VS Daron Cruickshank (155)
Abel Trujillo (155.4) VS Marcus LeVesseur (155.4)
Nam Phan (145.4) VS Dennis Siver (146)

ONLINE FIGHT
John Albert (136) VS Scott Jorgensen (135.2)

* Diaz (initially 155.6, then 155.2), Martinez (158.8), and Assuncao (136.4) all missed weight. Martinez will not make 156, so he is forfeiting 20 percent of his purse and the fight will go on as scheduled. Assuncao made weight on his second attempt. Diaz made 155 pounds on his third attempt.
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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 5, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Benson Henderson and …



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Weights from Anaheim

Luis Ramos 139.6 vs. Ricardo Williams 139.8
Jermell Charlo 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8
Rau’Shee Warren 117.4 vs. David Reyes 118
Thomas Williams 174.4 vs. Ricardo Campillo 176
Jarnel Herring 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8
Edward Ituarete 129.6 vs. Noe Lucas 129.4
Gerald Washington 246 vs. Marcus Washington 246
Robert Easter 134.2 vs. David Castillo 134

Venue: Business Expo Center, Anaheim, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes

Luis Ramos 139.6 vs. Ricardo Williams 139.8 Jermell Charlo 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8 Rau’Shee Warren 117.4 vs. David Reyes …


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Nieves crushes Porras

Bantamweight Jose “Miau” Nieves (21-2-3, 10 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico ranked #13 WBO destroyed Glenn “The Rock” Porras (28-4, 17 KOs) of M’lang, Cobato, Philippines, #12 WBO on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. Nieves dropped Porras in rounds one and two and the bout was stopped in round two.

In the co-feature, former Olympian Yordenis Ugas (13-1, 6 KOs) of Santiago, Cuba outpointed veteran Cosme “Chino” Rivera of Culiacan, Mexico in a ten round jr welterweight bout. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

Bantamweight Jose “Miau” Nieves (21-2-3, 10 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico ranked #13 WBO destroyed Glenn “The Rock” Porras (28-4, …


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Weights from Washington DC

Here is the scale watch for Saturday night’s Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:

Dusty Harrison 146 1/4 vs. Darrell Jones 144 1/2
Phillip Jackson Benson 174 1/2 vs. Terrance Smith 176/12
Alantez Fox 153 3/4 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 153 1/2
Kevin Rivers 125 1/2 vs. Alan Beeman 123 3/4
Shadeed Floyd 123 3/4 vs. David Warren Huffman 128 1/4
Dillon Hayman 151 1/2 vs. Ervin Fuller 151 1/2
Jarrett Hurd 154 1/2 vs. Anthony Jones 155
Jerry Odom 170 1/4 vs. Marcus Clay 167 1/2

Here is the scale watch for Saturday night’s Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Dusty Harrison …


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Vargas wins in ugly fashion

By Anthony Springer at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) but was outboxed by Jessie Vargas (21-0, 9 KOs) in the featured bout. Vargas won a unanimous decision by scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 98-90.

Oscar Valdez (3-0, 2 KOs) proved he is a fighter to keep an eye on with a dominant win over Corben Page (4-5-1). The amateur stand out forced the Oregon fighters corner to frantically throw in the towel at the 2:24 mark in round two.

After a seesaw battle Raul Hirales Jr. (17-2-1, 8 KOs) rebounded from an opening round knockdown to defeat Oscar Gonzalez (17-2, 13 KOs) via unanimous decision. The score cards read 96-94, 95-94 and 97-92.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. (17-0, 11 KOs) finished off Elijah McCall at 2:59 I’m the third with a series of left hooks. In a truly bizarre twist, McCall’s father Oliver remarked, “if [Ruiz] can get past dad, he’s ready for a title shot.” It’s unclear how serious McCall was but the line was repeated several times.

An inadvertent clash of the heads caused a premature end to Lucky Boy Omotoso (23-0-0-1) and Irving Garcia’s (17-8-3-1) welterweight bout. The men butted heads in the second round. The bout was declared a no contest.

In welterweight action, Kenny Abril (14-5-1, 7 KOs) edged Dennis Laurente (40-4-4, 22 KOs) by razor thin split decision. The judges scored the eight round affair 74-77, 77-74, and 76-75.

Trevor McCumby (9-0, 8 KOs) continued his winning ways, besting Eric Watkins via decision. Even with some verbal theatrics, Watkins (7-4, 4 KOs) was outclassed when it matter most: actual punches. The judges scored the light heavyweight bout 59-55, 59-55 and 60-54.

By Anthony Springer at ringside Photo by Chris Cozzone  It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. Vito Gasparyan …


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Weights from Philadelphia

Photo: Chris Toney

Bryant Jennings 225.25 vs. Bowie Tupou 253
Jerry Belmontes 129 vs. Eric Hunter 126.5
Jason Sosa 128.5 vs. Isaac Suarez 129.5
Jesse Hart 168 vs. Steven Tyner 170
Angel Luis Ocasio 134 vs. Esteban Rodriguez 135.5
Alex Barbosa 122.5 vs. Joshua Arocho 124
Taneal Goyco 174 vs. Todd Unthank-May 178
Anthony Burgin 129 vs. Kenneth Brown 129.5
Josue Rivera 143.5 vs. Hasan Young 146.75

Venue: Temple University McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC Sports Network

Bryant Jennings 225.25 vs. Bowie Tupou 253 Jerry Belmontes 129 vs. Eric Hunter 126.5 Jason Sosa 128.5 vs. Isaac Suarez …


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Free tickets to Santa Cruz-Guevara

Golden Boy is offering free tickets to see IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz’s title defense against undefeated challenger Alberto Guevara and the professional debut of Los Angeles’ 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. on December 15th at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Sports Arena Box Office (you must have a ticket to enter building). First fight begins at 1PM. This will be the first live boxing event on CBS Television in 15 years.

After the afternoon fights are over, the building will be cleared for the evening card headlined by British superstar Amir “King” Khan making his ring return against Carlos Molina. Fans who present ticket stubs from the afternoon event when purchasing tickets for the evening event will receive a 20% discount on tickets purchased. There is a limit of one discounted purchased ticket per ticket redeemed while supplies last.

Golden Boy is offering free tickets to see IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz’s title defense against undefeated challenger Alberto …


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Weights from Queens, NY

Vinny Maddalone 231.5 vs Byron Polley 268.5
Angel Garcia 134 vs. Victor Galindo 133
Neuky Santalises 131 vs Micah Branch 132
Rob Garris 171 vs Abdellah Smith 174
Heather Hardy 122 vs. Ivana Coleman 123.5
Bryant Cruz 129.5 vs. Jonathan Caban 130
Frank Galarza 152 vs Roberto Lopez 152
Juan Dominguez 121 vs. Jhon Alberto Molina 120

Venue: Resorts World Casino
Promoters: New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing, W.O.N Promotions (Main event in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing)
1st bell: 6 pm (more…)

Vinny Maddalone 231.5 vs Byron Polley 268.5 Angel Garcia 134 vs. Victor Galindo 133 Neuky Santalises 131 vs Micah Branch …


Boxing Result

Gallery: Pacquiao-Marquez IV weigh-in


Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  (more…)

Photos by Chris Cozzone All the shots from today’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las …


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Pacquaio, Marquez make weight

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao 147 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 143
Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 vs. Michael Farenas 130
(WBA interim super featherweight title)
Miguel Vazquez 135 vs. Mercito Gesta 134
(IBF lightweight championship)
Javier Fortuna 126 vs. Patrick Hyland 126
(WBA interim featherweight title)
Dodie Boy Penalosa 123.5 vs. Jesus Lule Raya 124
Ernie Sanchez 127 vs. Coy Evans 126.5
Jose Ramirez 137 vs. Corey Seigwarth 136
Jazzma Hogue 121 vs. Alexis Hernandez 121
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Pay-Per-View

Photo by Chris Cozzone Manny Pacquiao 147 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 143 Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 vs. Michael Farenas 130 (WBA …


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Walters, Prescott make weight


By Robert Coster
Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB)

Nicholas Walters 125 vs. Daulis Prescott 125.2
(WBA featherweight title)
Kina Malpartida 128.2 vs. Marilyn Hernandez ??
(WBA female super-featherweight title)
Alyn Sanchez 122 vs. Ana Maria Villalobos 119
(WBA female super bantamweight title)
Mauricio Reynoso 168 vs. Jaime Barboza 166
Rikardo Smith 148 vs. Sakina Mullings 166

Nicholas Walters: “I want to give Jamaica a great gift tomorrow night: a world title. I am very confident.”

Daulis Prescott: “The real fighting will be done in the ring. I’m bringing the title back to Colombia.”

Venue: Kingston National Indoor Stadium
Promotor: Premium Boxing Promotion and Sportsmax
TV: Sportsmax

By Robert Coster Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB) Nicholas Walters 125 vs. Daulis Prescott 125.2 (WBA featherweight title) Kina Malpartida 128.2 …


Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Josue Portales 112 vs Oscar Trujillo 111.75
Giovanni Delgado 117.70 vs Roberto Pucheta 117.70
Juan Jose Perez 125.85 vs Diego Gonzalez 125.85
Daniel Echevarria 135 vs Daniel Evangelista 124.75

Venue: Centro Banamex
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Cadena 3

photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Josue Portales 112 vs Oscar Trujillo 111.75 Giovanni Delgado 117.70 vs Roberto Pucheta 117.70 Juan Jose …


Boxing News

WBC Convention closes

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

WBC president Jose Sulaiman officially closed the 50th anniversary convention this afternoon in Cancun, Mexico after the final morning meeting session. More topics, champion introductions, recognitions and awards were undertaken.

A hot topic close to Sulaiman’s heart is the ongoing AIBA (International Amateur Boxing Association) controversy that still rages on. Robert Lenhardt, WBC legal counsel read the report compiled by a task force which was formed to look into AIBA’s tactics within amateur boxing and entry into professional boxing.

In part, Lenhardt read, “it’s not that the WBC has a quarrel that AIBA wants to enter into professional boxing, but that AIBA is damaging amateur boxing. AIBA is paying salaries to amateur boxers. They are exercising anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior in forcing potential Olympians to sign professional contracts to fight exclusively for AIBA. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman WBC president Jose Sulaiman officially closed the 50th anniversary convention this afternoon in …


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Harrison Headlines in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated 18-year-old Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will headline the “Kings of the DMV” (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) boxing card on Saturday, December 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Keystone Boxing is serving as promoter.

Harrison (10-0, six KO’s) will face Darrell Jones of Jacksonville, FL in a six-round encounter. Harrison scored a third-round TKO over Nalo Leal on the last Convention Center card on November 3. This will be Harrison’s seventh appearance at the Convention Center. Jones (3-9-1, one KO) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Jahaad Wingfield on September 15 in Jacksonville. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated 18-year-old Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will headline the “Kings of the DMV” (District of …


AWE TV

DeGale, Zuniga make weight

James DeGale 167.5 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 164.5
(WBC silver super middleweight title)
Kid Galahad 127.7 vs. Ivan Ruiz Morote 129.25
Chris Eubank Jr 163.75 vs. Olges Fedotovs 164
Samir Mouneimne 125 vs. David Savage Jr 124.5
Zak Collins 144 vs. Jozsef Garai 148
Ricky Dudding 134.5 vs. Janis Puksins 132
Leigh Wood 127.5 vs. Tibor Meszaros 125

Venue: Sports Arena, Hull, England
Promoter: Hennessy Sports
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James DeGale 167.5 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 164.5 (WBC silver super middleweight title) Kid Galahad 127.7 vs. Ivan Ruiz Morote 129.25 …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez 4 sells out

The people have spoken and they voted unanimously for Saturday’s welterweight battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez — Act Four of their exciting and fistoric rivalry. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that the MGM Grand Garden Arena and its 16,000-plus seats have completely sold out, producing a live gate in excess of $10.5 million. “Manny and Juan Manuel may have unfinished business in the ring, but as far as the live box office, it’s business as usual – another sellout,” said Arum. “I encourage boxing fans in Las Vegas to go to their favorite MGM Resort International property to purchase their closed-circuit seats today because the projections are looking like a sell out there too.”

Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 will be available via closed circuit at the following MGM Resorts International Las Vegas properties: ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York and Circus Circus. Tickets are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges. All seats will be general admission and will be available at each individual property’s box office.

The people have spoken and they voted unanimously for Saturday’s welterweight battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez — …


Boxing Result

50 Cent steals show during Pacquiao-Marquez IV fight week

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Chris Farina/TopRank 

It didn’t take long for 50 Cent to jump head first into boxing promotions.

After severing the promotional company he founded with undefeated pugilist Floyd “Money” Mayweather, 50 hit the ground running with SMS Promotions. This Saturday, the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa, his fighter, will take center stage in the co-main event of the highly anticipated fourth meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

At the event’s final press conference, 50 vowed that Gamboa’s entrance would be one to remember and make some big promises about the future of boxing. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Chris Farina/TopRank  It didn’t take long for 50 Cent to jump head first into …


UFC

Don’t Miss Four Big Fights Live and Free Tomorrow Night

Four Huge Fights Live & Free Tomorrow Night on FOX: Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends the title against Nate Diaz, plus Shogun Rua battles Alexander Gustafsson, BJ Penn returns to face Rory MacDonald and Mike Swick takes on Matt Brown! Live at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on FOX! Watch the prelim action on FX starting at 5pm ET / 2pm PT

Who Will Make It to the Finale? See the Semifinals Tonight on an All-New TUF: It’s teammate versus teammate in the semifinals tonight on an all-new episode of The Ultimate Fighter! Team Nelson’s Jon Manley and Colton Smith face off in the Octagon, and Team Carwin’s Neil Magney and Mike Ricci will go toe-to-toe to see who makes it to next week’s live finale in Las Vegas!

UFC Makes Stops In Sao Paulo and London in 2013 – Tickets On Sale Now!: The Octagon returns to Brazil on Saturday, January 19th at Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, headlined by a middleweight clash between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping! Then, on Saturday, February 16th, the UFC comes back to London, this time heading to Wembley Arena for a battle between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald for the interim bantamweight title!

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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Four Huge Fights Live & Free Tomorrow Night on FOX: Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends the title against Nate Diaz, plus …


Boxing News

Will Walters end Jamaica’s boxing jinx?

By Robert Coster, reporting from Kingston, Jamaica
Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB)

On Saturday night, the beautiful little Caribbean nation of Jamaica will not be watching Pacquiao fight Marquez but rather will be rooting collectively for their native son Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (21-0,17 KOs) who will be fighting for the vacant WBA world featherweight title against Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) of Colombia. Jamaica has its share of track and field, cricket and soccer heroes, but it’s Walters’ intention to be the Caribbean island’s next sport idol and, at the same time, become the first Jamaican to win a boxing crown on native soil. (more…)

By Robert Coster, reporting from Kingston, Jamaica Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB) On Saturday night, the beautiful little Caribbean nation of …


Boxing News

Kessler, Magee make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

Weights from Herning, Denmark, ahead of tomorrow’s Nordic Fight Night at Jyske Bank BOXEN. Kessler seeks to defend Denmark’s honor after Magee has previously knocked out Danes Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen. The bout is available in Denmark on pay-per-view.

Brian Magee 168 vs. Mikkel Kessler 167.8
(WBA super middleweight championship)

Photo: Photo Wende Weights from Herning, Denmark, ahead of tomorrow’s Nordic Fight Night at Jyske Bank BOXEN. Kessler seeks to …










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