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Stevenson KOs Williams in four round war

Stevenson KOs Williams in four round war

Photos: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) scored a sensational fourth round KO over WBC ...

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Santa Cruz, Frampton make weight

Santa Cruz, Frampton make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Leo Santa Cruz 125.5 vs. Carl Frampton 125.5 (WBA featherweight title) Mikey Garcia 138.5 vs. ...

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Santa Cruz-Frampton final presser

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Santa Cruz, Frampton NYC media workout

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Chocolatito: It motivates me to be on the top of the Pound for Pound list

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (44-0, 38 KOs) is set to return to LA as he takes on McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s) of Puerto Rico on April 23 at the Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Already at the top of some pound for pound rankings, Chocolatito has won world titles at minimumweight, junior flyweight and flyweight with more to come. “I believe it motivates me to be on the top of the Pound for Pound list. It makes me just work harder and I stay active in the gym,” Chocolatito said. “I’m ready. My goal is to win that fourth world title and fifth if possible.”

Gonzalez begins his training camp this week. “We will begin training for this fight in Nicaragua in the same gym I have been training since I was a kid,” Chocolatito said.

His challenger Arroyo will be getting his second shot at a world title, after coming up just short against current IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng in September of 2014. “McWilliams is a very strong, young, fighter. I feel this will be an excellent fight between the two of us,” Gonzalez stated. (more…)



February 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Crawford to talk training with military vets

Undefeated two-division world champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford will meet with military veterans to discuss and demonstrate boxing training techniques on Tuesday at Gleason’s Gym (77 Front St., Brooklyn, NY 10201), beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. The veterans are members of a New York-based boxing club.

Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., is in town to make his debut at the “Mecca of Boxing ” — Madison Square Garden on Saturday. He’ll be defending his WBO junior welterweight world title against “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. The telecast will open with a battle between undefeated lightweights Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and William”Baby Face” Silva.



February 22nd, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh Post-Fight & Talking Points

Donald Cerrone looked different against Alex Oliveira in Pittsburgh Sunday night: he looked like “Cowboy” again . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also post-fight and bonus recap

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON 2016 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, February 27 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Coach Ramey says Lundy fears no man – not even Crawford

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Unlike his fighter Hank Lundy, Coach Charles Ramey is not the trash-talking type. Ramey been in the boxing game for decades, and speaks much softer than his brash boxer. However, he and Lundy share the same confidence and believe that Saturday’s fight with Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden Theater, is one that Lundy will win.

Although Lundy’s staff has been like a revolving door through the years, Ramey was Lundy’s first trainer, and finds himself back in Lundy’s corner for the biggest fight of the 140-pounder’s career. They joined forces the day Hank first entered South Philly’s Marian Anderson Rec Center, fourteen years ago.

“I am the original trainer,” Coach Ramey said. “I had him from the beginning.” (more…)



February 22nd, 2016


Boxing News

Rocky Martinez targets Francisco Vargas

WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez says he’s ready for an unification bout against Mexican Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas after his March 12th fight versus Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt, at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), who is going to face Berchelt (28-1, 25 KOs) in his second defense of the WBO 130-pound belt he won last year against Orlando “Siri” Salido, is confident he will beat Berchelt in March and then he wants to face Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs), the WBC super featherweight king, in the summer.

The timing of the Martinez’ call-out is curious, as negotiations for Vargas to face Salido on June 4 at StubHub Center outside Los Angeles are at an advanced stage. (more…)



February 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Sturm-Chudinov official WBA scorecard

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Entering the championship rounds, all three judges had last Saturday’s WBA super middleweight championship bout in Oberhausen, Germany, between defendng champion Fedor Chudinov and challenger Felix Sturm scored even at 95-95. Judge Ignacio Robles (114-114) scored round eleven for Chudinov and round twelve for Sturm, while both Jean-Louis Leglande (115-113) and Giuseppe Quartarone (115-113) gave the last two rounds and the victory to former four-time middleweight champion Sturm.

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February 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Team Crawford arrives in NYC with precious cargo

Photo: Top Rank

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February 22nd, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh: Cerrone Claims Victory in Battle of Cowboys

The battle of the “Cowboys” at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center ended in the favor of former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone Sunday night, as he made his UFC welterweight debut a successful one with a first-round submission win over Brazil’s Alex Oliveira . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also main card coverage

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON 2016 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, February 27 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh: Strickland, Bamgbose TKO Way to Victories in Prelims

A meeting of welterweight prospects ended in a positive manner for Sean Strickland on Sunday, as he stopped Alex Garcia via strikes in the third round at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also early prelim coverage

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON 2016 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, February 27 at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Broner-Theophane Title Bout Comes To DC Armory April 1

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Washington, DC has received another nationally-televised card that will have a world-title bout as its main event.

The DC Armory will host a card on Friday, April 1 that will feature WBA super lightweight champion Adrian “The Problem” Broner of Cincinnati, OH defending his title against Ashley “Treasure” Theophane of Las Vegas, NV by way of the United Kingdom. Broner (31-2, 23 KO’s) is making the first defense of the title he won against Khabib Allakhverdiev by 12th round TKO on October 3 in Cincinnati. This is Broner’s first bout in DC but he is no stranger to the area as he has trained with boxers at the Headbangers Gym. Broner has also supported young boxers in the area by attending events such as the Golden Gloves.

Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KO’s) is on a six-bout winning streak that includes a 10-round unanimous decision over Steve Upshur Chambers on September 12 in Las Vegas. This will be the first attempt at a world title for the 35-year old Theophane. (more…)



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao sparmate arrives

By Nick Giongco

Ghislain Maduma, a 31-year-old Canadian by way of Congo, is already in Manny Pacquiao’s hometown of General Santos City to begin sparring with the Filipino icon. Maduma arrived in Manila Sunday morning and was joined by trainer Reginald Laguerre after a lengthy flight from Montreal. Pacquiao kicked off training camp almost two weeks ago and is making heads turn lately under Freddie Roach.

Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser, told Fightnews that it is likely that sparring will start Thursday after Maduma’s luggage was left in Los Angeles during transit.



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Sturm considering retirement

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Photo: Sumio Yamada


After winning his fifth world title on Saturday night in Oberhausen, Germany, newly crowned WBA super middleweight champion Felix Sturm isn’t making any long-term commitments. “Maybe today was my last fight,” said the 37-year-old Sturm after the fight. “Once again, I’ve had everything taken out of me and showed everyone that it’s better behind the microphone or on TV!”

[On whether he’ll hang up the gloves] “That decision won’t come today. I’ll let my wounds heal and then discuss it with my family and my team. Maybe I’ll have two or three more fights, maybe I’ll say goodbye.”

If this is the end for Sturm, he would be hard-pressed to go out on a higher note. Then again, there’s always that long overdue showdown with Arthur Abraham.



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Chudinov: I don’t agree with the decision

Photo: Sumio Yamada

Photo: Sumio Yamada


Former WBA super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) isn’t happy with the result of his rematch against veteran Felix Sturm, which took place Saturday night in Oberhausen, Germany. “Felix fought well, very well,” said Chudinov diplomatically. “There were a few clashes of our heads. Sometimes it was his fault, sometimes mine, but I don’t agree with the decision.”

The punch stats seem to support Chudinov’s conclusion. He outpunched Sturm 1022 to 605 over the twelve rounds, landing 297 punches overall to Sturm’s 184. As for power shots, Chudinov connected on 226 of 698, while the new champion landed 143 of 349.



February 21st, 2016

UFC

It’s always showtime for ‘Cowboy’

A lot of fighters just go through the motions at open workouts. But as UFC fans know, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is not like most fighters and fans in attendance at the Fight Night Pittsburgh Open Workouts in the Stout Training gym on Friday got exactly what they came for . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Guevara and Guevara both triumph

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Promociones Del Pueblo

In his first fight since losing his WBC light flyweight title by split decision to Yu Kimura in November, former world champion Pedro Guevara (27-2-1, 17 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jether “General” Oliva (23-5-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Lobodome in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were 100-91 across the board. Guevara is gunning for a rematch with Kimura.

In the co-feature, Pedro’s brother and two-time world title challenger Alberto “Metro” Guevara (24-2, 9 KOs) won a harder than expected majority decision over Edward “Nightmare” Mansito (13-4-2, 7 KOs) in an eight round super bantamweight clash. Scores were 76-76, 77-75 and 78-75. Mansito was originally slated to face Jessie Magdaleno in Phoenix, but took this bout instead due to a visa problem entering the U.S.

In other notable action, former female world champion Ava Knight (13-2-4, 5 KOs), from Chico, California, and local favorite Jasseth “Dinamita” Noriega (17-3-2, 5 KOs) battled to a six round draw in a super flyweight contest.

Super featherweight Rodolfo “Rudy” Flores (12-3, 5 KOs) won a close eight round split decision over Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (18-6, 12 KOs). Scores were 77-76, 77-75 for Flores, 77-75 for Lopez.

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February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Truax stops Betancourt in four

Report/Photo by Jesse Kelley at ringside

WBA #7 ranked middleweight “Golden” Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs) of Osseo, MN stopped Melvin Betancourt (29-4, 23 KOs) in the fourth round on Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. Truax and Betancourt mixed it up in the first and second rounds but Truax began to take over in the third with flush shots to the head. A hard right hand to the jaw by Truax dropped Betancourt to the canvas in the fourth round. Betancourt made it to his feet by the count of seven but said he could not continue when asked by referee Scott Erickson. The time of the stoppage was 2:31 of round four.

In other action, Jerren Cochran (11-0-1, 4 KOs) and Duarn Vue (8-0-2, 3 KOs) battled to an eight round majority draw. One judge saw it 79-73 for Cochran while the other two saw it 76-76, 75-75. (more…)



February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

“Chihuas” Rodriguez defeats “Principe” Garcia

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a flyweight clash between ex-world champions, Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (18-4-1, 11 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Ramon “Principe” Garcia (20-8-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. “Chihuas” dropped Garcia twice in round seven and once in round eight en route to a 99-88, 96-91, 99-89 win.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (19-0, 10 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over Ulises “Perro” Perez (15-4, 7 KOs). Perez looked ready to go late, but Diaz mercifully took his foot off the gas and cruised to a 96-93, 98-91, 98-91 verdict.

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February 21st, 2016

Boxing News

#1 Magdaleno KOs Perez in seven

Unbeaten #1 rated super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over late sub Rey Perez (20-8, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Magdaleno, rated #1 by the WBO, #3 by the WBA, #5 by the IBF and #10 by the WBC, dominated the first six rounds, then floored Perez with a body shot in round seven to end it. Time was 2:51.

Unbeaten WBO #7 ranked light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (22-0, 17 KOs) demolished James Freeman (9-8, 7 KOs) in less than two rounds. The power punching McCumby dropped Freeman in round one with a body shot and finished him with more body work in round two. Time was 1:38.

Unbeaten super lightweight Carlos Castro (15-0, 6 KOs) and Rafael Reyes (6-6, 5 KOs) slugged it out over six entertaining rounds. When the dust cleared, Castro won by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 60-54. The game effort by Reyes won over the crowd, which booed the decision.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Shocker: Mollo massacres Zimnoch

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In a huge upset, Chicago heavyweight “Merciless” Mike Mollo (21-5, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously unbeaten Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-1, 12 KO) on Saturday night in Legionowo, Poland. Mollo dropped Zimnoch twice to shock the partisan spectators. Mollo, coming off two wars with Artur Szpilka in 2013, scored his first victory since 2010.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Sturm dethrones Chudinov to win the WBA super middleweight world title

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former world middleweight champion Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KOs) dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super middleweight “super” champion Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) via twelve round majority decision on Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The 37-year-old Sturm, who was attempting to become the first ever five-time German world champion, got off to a good start. Chudinov landed the heavier shots, but Sturm absorbed them and continued to score to the delight of the home crowd. Sturm suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental headbutt in round ten. Many rounds were close, with Chudinov having the higher workrate while Sturm landed the cleaner shots. Sturm closed strong in round twelve and that made the difference. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Sturm.

With the win, Sturm avenged a split decision loss to Chudinov last May. It also set up a potential all-German showdown with fellow world champion Arthur Abraham, should he retain his WBO title against Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Two-time heavyweight title challenger Francesco Pianeta (33-2-1, 18 KOs) was too much for Hasan Olaki (6-3, 3 KOs). Pianeta floored Olaki hard in round three, but the gutsy Olaki beat the count then survived the round. Pianeta blasted Olaki to the canvas again in round five and the bout was stopped at the request of Olaki’s corner. Time was 1:50.

Former light heavyweight title challenger Konni Konrad (23-2-1, 11 KOs) outpointed Andrej Maurer (6-3-1, 4 KOs) over six.

Other Results:
Alem Begic TKO3 Leo Tchoula (light heavyweight)
Ibrahim Guemues KO3 Yesilat Berkta (middleweight)
Evgeny Shvedenko W6 Slim Ben Khalifa (super middleweight)
Alex Born W6 Mazen Girke (super middleweight)

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February 20th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh at the scales

UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh, which is headlined by the UFC weltweright clash of the Cowboys, Alex Oliveira and Donald Cerrone, and the middleweight fight between Roan Carneiro and Derek Brunson, airs live on FS1 from Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sunday, February 21 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT.

Main Event – UFC welterweight five-round fight
Alex Oliveira (171) vs Donald Cerrone (170)

FS1 Main Card
Roan Carneiro (184.5) vs Derek Brunson (186)
Augusto Mendes (142) vs Cody Garbrandt (140.5) *Catchweight*
Tatsuya Kawajiri (146) vs Dennis Bermudez (146)
Joe Riggs (186) vs Chris Camozzi (185.5)
Shane Campbell (156) vs James Krause (155.5)

FS1 Prelims
Sean Strickland (170.5) vs Alex Garcia (171)
Oluwale Bamgbose (185.5) vs Daniel Sarafin (186)
Leonardo Augusto Leleco (184.5) vs Anthony Smith (185.5)
Nathan Coy (170) vs Jonavin Webb (169.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Ashlee Evans-Smith (135.5) vs Marion Reneau (135)
Kelly Fasholz (135) vs Lauren Murphy (135.5)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (254) vs Anthony Hamilton (260)
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Mazatlan

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Pedro Guevara 111 vs. Jether Oliva 111
Alberto “Metro” Guevara 122 vs. Edward “Nightmare” Mansito 123
Ava Knight 114.40 vs. Jasseth “Dinamita” Noriega 114.40
Rodolfo Flores 130.50 vs. Jaime “Doberman” Lopez 131

Venue: Lobodome, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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February 20th, 2016

UFC

Third time a charm for Camozzi

The old saying is that the third time can be the charm. Chris Camozzi didn’t have much choice in the matter. He had to make this one work . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Hughie Fury vs. Alexander Ustinov?

Team Fury is trying to line up a world ranked opponent for unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury (18-0, 10 KOs), cousin of WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Contracts have gone out to WBA #5, WBO #5 rated Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs).

Peter Fury @peterfury We not looking at world titles for Hughie. But good learning fights we not afraid of him mixing in the top ten. Ranking don’t matter.

Peter Fury @peterfury We now offered Ustinov ranked no 5 WBA WBO. & contracts gone out. Frank Warren trying to make this happen. Awaiting news from Frank.

Peter Fury @peterfury As you know Fedisov asked for a price & was agreed. He’s ranked 7 WBA IBF. They declined.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Video: Browne spars with former amateur champ

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten WBA #3 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0, 20 KOs) shows his form sparring with former world junior amateur champion and 2012 London Olympian Jai Opetaia. Browne challenges WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (34-2-1, 21 KOs) on March 5 in Grozny, Russia.

In addition to the recent Fightnews.com® interview with Browne, we also spoke to Opetaia about his amateur career where he lost to Teymur Mammadov 11-12 at the London Olympics at 16 years of age. He is unbeaten as a professional in three bouts.



February 20th, 2016

UFC

Objective Bamgbose ready for second fight

If there was one major takeaway from Oluwale Bamgbose’s UFC debut against Uriah Hall last August, it was one you’ve probably never heard before . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Averlant defeats Wanyonyi

Light heavyweight Tony Averlant (23-8-2, 4 KOs) outpointed Daniel Wanyonyi (22-9-2, 18 KOs) over twelve tactical rounds on Friday night at the Palais des Sports in Saint-Quentin, France. Scores were 117-113, 117-111 and 118-110 for Averlant, who retained his WBF 175lb title for the second time. It was Averlant’s fifth straight win, all by decision, since being demolished by Jurgen Brahmer in April 2013.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Mike Keta defends “Albanian Fortress” and EPBC middleweight championship in Tirana

Mike Keta with WBC EPBC beltMike Keta successfully defended the “Albanian Fortress” and his WBC Eurasian Pacific Middleweight Champion on Saturday night in Tirana by forcing Turgay Uzun to retire after the fifth round.

Uzun – who had come in as a late replacement for Goekalp Oezekler – tried his best to back off Keta but the 32-year-old Albanian was just too powerful and wore down his opponent with a lot of hard hooks to the body and head.
All judges had it 40-36 after four rounds. Keta also clearly dominated the fifth and landed clean until Uzun had enough and gave up right after the bell.

The atmosphere at “Asllan Rusi” Sport Palace couldn’t have been any better. 3,500 enthusiased Albanians turned the venue into a madhouse cheering for their hometown hero but also respectfully applauding the brave challenger.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Narvaez wins IBF Latino bantamweight title

Former two-division world champion Omar Narvaez (45-2-2, 24 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Jesus Vargas (14-4-1, 10 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF Latino bantamweight belt on Friday night at the Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. The 40-year-old Narvaez took over in the second round and dominated Vargas, who didn’t come out for round eight.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Luis dominates Amoako

Former lightweight world title challenger Tony Luis (21-3, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Samuel Amoako (21-8, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa. Luis’ non-stop punching earned him every round on the judges’ cards, 80-72 across the board.

In the main event, unbeaten super welterweight John Vera Jr. (13-0, 8 KO) scored a fourth round TKO over journeyman Ayi Bruce (23-13, 15 KOs). Bruce down three times in round four. Time was 2:00.

WBA #13 cruiserweight and former world title challenger Junior Wright (15-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a first round KO over Jim Franklin (10-18-2, 5 KOs).

Journeyman super featherweight Jose Silveria (17-19, 6 KOs) surprised previously unbeaten Kevin Lavallee (14-1-1, 10 KOs), taking a six round unanimous decision.



February 20th, 2016

Boxing News

Lopez defeats Munoz to remain unbeaten

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Mario “Yayo” Muñoz (16-1-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside of historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.Lopez landed the more effective punches to win 97-93, 98-92, 98-92.

Unbeaten super middleweight Ronald “Flatline” Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KOs) and Jerry “The King’s Son” Odom (13-2-1, 12 KOs) fought to an eight round majority draw. The early rounds were exciting and filled with exchanges. The action slowed in the second half of the fight. Scores were 78-74 Ellis, 76-76, 76-76.

Lightweight O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (10-1, 7 KOs) scored an upset seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Lavisas “Red” Williams (8-1-1, 3 KOs). Foster dropped Williams at the end of round two. Foster was also credited with knockdowns in rounds three and four. Williams’ corner finally stopped it after “Red” was floored again in round seven. Time was :52.

Unbeaten super middleweight John “Madman” Magda (11-0-1, 7 KOs) and Christopher “Ice Cold” Brooker (7-1-1, 5 KOs) battled to an eight round split decision draw. Brooker seemingly outworked Magda, but judges scored it 78-74 Brooker, 77-74 Magda, and 76-76.

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February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

De La Hoya bashes Badillo

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tristan Bellisimo/Golden Boy Promotions

Undefeated featherweight prospect Diego De La Hoya (14-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Arturo Badillo (20-10, 18 KOs) in the LA Fight Club main event at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. De La Hoya attacked the body of Badillo in the opening round. In round two De La Hoya appeared to be cut above the left eye and landed a low blow on Badillo to earn a referee’s warning. De La Hoya tagged Badillo in round three with big punches as he boxed pressed forward. Finally, a crunching left hook to the body by De La Hoya did it in round four as referee Jerry Cantu reached a ten count at 1:11.

In the co-main event, super featherweight Carlos Morales (13-1-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles scored a clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Omar Tienda (14-3, 8 KOs) of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Morales and Tienda fought at a very fast pace, and both fighters suffered cuts above the eye. In the end, the judges saw it 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91 in favor of Morales. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Jessie Magdaleno 126.7 vs. Rey Perez 131
Carlos Castro 126.7 vs. Rafael Reyes 127
Trevor McCumby 174.4 vs. James Freeman 174.2
Jesse Garcia 131.2 vs. Derick Bartlemay 130.9
Luis Olivares 137.2 vs. Omar Garcia 136.3
Luis Espinoza 112.9 vs. Luis Guerrero 112
Paul Romero 122 vs. Jamie Gutierrez 119

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Carlton, Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Caleb Truax 160 vs. Melvin Betancourt 160
Duarn Vue 125.8 vs. Jerren Cochran 124.8
John Franklin 117.4 vs. Vicente Alfaro 117.2
Joe Amouta 166.8 vs. Deangelo Curtis 165.6
Daniel Placeres 133.6 vs. Trevor Marmon 135
Homar Rios 135.8 vs. Gavino Guaman 134

Venue: Black Bear Casino, Carlton, MN
Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Truax returns home to Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Middleweight contender “Golden” Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) of Osseo, MN returns to action this Saturday at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. Truax will battle Melvin Betancourt (29-3, 23 KOs) of the Dominican Republic in the ten-round main event of the “High Stakes Boxing” event presented by Tony Grygelko of Seconds Out Promotions.

Truax – the #7 ranked middleweight by the WBA – made neighboring Chicago, Illinois his battleground in 2014 at the UIC Pavilion where he picked up wins against Derek Ennis and Scott Sigmon. Those victories set up a title challenge to WBA champion Daniel Jacobs on April 4, 2015. Truax put forth a spirited effort throughout the contest before being stopped on his feet in the closing minutes of the twelfth and final round.

Truax was ready to bounce back from the defeat to Jacobs in September of 2015 with a showdown against respected southpaw Fernando Guerrero but a mix up and issue with Truax’s medicals at weigh-in put an end to that fight before it could begin. (more…)



February 19th, 2016




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