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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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UFC

UFN Dublin Main Card Fantasy Preview

It’s been five long years since the UFC last landed on the Emerald Isle of Ireland, but this weekend marks the return of the biggest MMA show to one of the biggest fan bases in the entire world, as home country favorite Conor McGregor headlines his first card inside the Octagon against former Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 16th, 2014



Boxing News

Hand injury KOs David Price until December

Yesterday former British and Commonwealth heavyweight beltholder David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand. The operation, performed by renowned hand specialist Mike Hayton, was a success and the 6’8 heavyweight is expected to make his ring return in December.

“I picked up a hand injury in my last fight against Zavorotnyi,” said Price. “It had been four weeks and there had been no real improvement so I went to see Mike Hayton and we decided to open it up and see what the problem was. There was a split in the tendon and some scar tissue that had to be removed. It is still a little sore now but Mike was pleased with how it went and he is confident that my hand will be back to full strength in no time. (more…)



July 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Four “world” title fights in South Africa

By Ron Jackson

Boxing returns to the International Convention Centre in East London on Friday night when Ayanda Matiti of Xaba Promotions presents four “world’ championship fights on the bill. In the main event, Edrin Dapudong (29-5, 17 KOs) defends his IBO super flyweight belt against Lwandile Sityatha (17-2-1, 7 KOs) from Mdantsane. In other title fights, Macbute Sinyabi (22-3, 18 KOs) meets Lusanda Komanisi for the vacant IBO featherweight belt and Zolani Marali (23-5, 17 KOs) defends his WBF junior welterweight belt against former IBO welterweight champion Kaizer Mabuza (25-11-3, 16 KOs) and in another WBF title fight Sibsiso Twani and Luyanda Nkwanka clash for the vacant WBF minimumweight belt. Twani has a reported record of 12-6-1, 19 KOs and Nkwanka 6-10-1, 4 KOs. (more…)



July 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

If Floyd Mayweather loves New York, why won’t he fight there? More

Tyson Fury says he doesn’t give a $%#! about titles. More

It’s an end of an era for Scotland boxing and Tommy Gilmour. More

Floyd Mayweather alters his training for rematch with Marcos Maidana. More



July 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Pacquiao-Algieri, Kameda-Payasito, Vera-Rosado, Felix Jr. steps in for Andy Ruiz

According to multiple sources, both sides have comfirmed that a verbal agreement has been reached for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to defend his title against WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macao, China. The bout will be seen on HBO PPV.

WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda, who scored a spectacular KO victory on Saturday against #1 rated Pungluang Sor Singyu, will next have to take on WBO interim bantam champ Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez. The WBO has given both camps 30 days to work out an agreement.

Middleweights Bryan Vera and Gabriel Rosado will box in a 17-foot circular “pit” with no ropes on August 16 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The $29.99 PPV bout will be contested over seven two-minute rounds. The fighters will use boxing gloves and the format is approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It’s not yet decided if this style of boxing will be included as an official fight on their Fight Fax records. Former Golden Boy Promotions exec Bruce Binkow is involved in the promotion.

Top Rank reported that super featherweight contender Jose Felix Jr. will be now featured August 9 UniMas card in Glendale, California. Felix replaces heavyweight Andy Ruiz, who had an illness in family.



July 16th, 2014

UFC

Tickets on sale for Dillashaw-Barao II title rematch in Sacramento

In what will be remembered as one of the sport’s greatest upsets, UFC 173 saw 10-1 underdog TJ Dillashaw end the unprecedented nine-year, 35-fight unbeaten streak of Renan Barao to capture the UFC® bantamweight championship. Now, the two meet again in a highly anticipated rematch when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Sleep Train Arena in Dillashaw’s hometown of Sacramento on Saturday, Aug. 30. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd: He knows he can’t beat me … Maidana: I’m going to give him a beating and then I’m going to knock him out

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

The “MAYHEM” that is the Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana cross-country promotional press tour took center stage in Chicago on Tuesday as both fighters resorted to creative tactics to get under their opponent’s skin as they announce their Sept. 13 PPV rematch taking place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather refused to sit down as Maidana and his trainer, Robert Garcia, took their turn at the podium. Instead, he signed autographs for fans, taunted Garcia and chanted his signature line: “Hard work, dedication.” Not to be outdone, Maidana and Garcia returned the favor when it was Mayweather’s turn on the dais, jetting off stage to greet a large group of “Chino” fans as they chanted “Ole.”

Floyd Mayweather: “Fighting is not all about power. It’s about being smart. I don’t have to change anything. My job is to go out there and do what I am paid to do – that’s be smart and finish first. And I always finish first.

“I’m going to do the same thing I always do. It’s about blood sweat and tears, and nobody does it better than me.

“I’ve had some bumps and bruises, but I always stay on top. His camp needs to make major changes if they want to have a chance.

“My hand got raised so I don’t need to make any adjustments. He needs to make some major changes and probably get a new trainer if he wants to have a chance against me. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Vidal looks to rebound on Telemundo Friday

pitbullvidal300 The silver anniversary year of Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues this Friday. The Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida will host the season opener of the summer edition of the series. In the main event, Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-2, 9 KOs) of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico faces Juan “El Loquito” Kantun (21-6-3, 15 KOs) of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latino super flyweight belt on the line.

Vidal is fresh in the mind of the of the Telemundo viewers’ having just fought on the network this past March. He lost a close majority decision to Antonio Garcia. Garcia would go on to challenge for the world title in his very next fight. Fightnews caught up with Vidal as wrapped up the final days of his current training camp. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

UFC

UFN Atlantic City at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight bouts between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller and Edson Barboza and Evan Dunham, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and UFC FIGHT PASS members can see the opening prelim bout at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jim Miller (154.5) VS Donald Cerrone (155)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Evan Dunham (155.5)VS Edson Barboza (155)
Leonardo Mafra (165.5) VS Rick Story (170.5)
Joe Proctor (155) VS Justin Salas (155)
Alptekin Ozkilic (125.5) VS John Lineker (125.5)
Alex White (146) VS Lucas Martins (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Pat Healy (155) VS Gleison Tibau (155.5)
Leslie Smith (135) VS Jessamyn Duke (135.5)
Aljamain Sterling (136) VS Hugo Viana (136)
Jerrod Sanders (155) VS Yosdenis Cedeno (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIM
Tina Lahdemaki (115) VS Claudia Gadelha (116)

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia vs. Ramirez for vacant CA state title

Bobby D. Presents jumps back in action for the second time this month after a successful fight card last July 11th at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA. Last Friday in Indio, Victor Ruiz of Tijuana defeated Timur Shailezov while Chantel Cordova captured the vacant NABF super flyweight title over Patty Alcivar via a unanimous decision in an all-action fight card. On Friday, July 25th, from his home base at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, Bobby D. Presents offers “San Diego Fights: Border Wars II”. In the main event, a very special scheduled eight round bout will be featured between Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (14-3-2, 4KO) of Vista, CA and Tijuana, Mexico’s Danny “Huracan” Ramirez (10-1, 4KO) for the vacant super featherweight California State title. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Elam-Ramirez off again

Cruiserweight Deon Elam (13-1, 7 KOs) has injured his hand in training so his fight with former world champion Victor Ramirez (19-2, 15 KOs) this Saturday in Argentina is off. Per Journeyman managment CEO Andrew Zak who manages Elam, the hand is in a splint right now but no word yet if its broken or not. The two were originally scheduled to fight June 6th but Ramirez was forced to pull out due to injury. It’s not known if the fight will be rescheduled again.



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Mayweather-Maidana Chicago Presser

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana rolled into Chicago today to announce their September 13 PPV rematch.

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July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Willie Nelson opponent named: Luis Grajeda

On August 8, DiBella Entertainment and Dynasty Boxing, in association with Rumble Time Promotions, will head to Fallon, NV, to host that week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights/ ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates. Headlining the card will be junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13 KOs) taking on Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

In the co-feature, fast-rising 18-year-old phenom Norbert Nemesapati (14-0, 13 KOs) will be looking make a splash in his US debut when he faces fellow unbeaten Lennox Allen (17-0-1, 10KO’s) in an eight-round super middleweight matchup.

Opening up the card will be the highly anticipated pro debut of China’s 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist Zhang Zhilei, in a four-round heavyweight special attraction.



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Parsippany, NJ boxing card postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions have postponed their fight card scheduled for Saturday at the Parsippany PAL in Parsippany, NJ. New new date is August 9. All tickets purchased for July 19 will be honored on the 9th.

The card, which will still be headlined by welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson, will have more bouts added and additional information available shortly.



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC champ Stiverne laughs off Wilder taunts

WBC heavyweight champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) says he is amused by comments coming from mandatory, #1 challenger Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs). “He’s not going to get under my skin,” Stiverne said. “I think he’s funny. Maybe he should think about doing a comedy act after I beat him? Friends have sent me stuff he’s said and done. It’s funny. He’s like a little kid who needs attention, so he keeps opening his mouth. His trash talking doesn’t bother me at all. I saw some people who brought up what he’s said. What am I supposed to do, hand my title to him? I guess he wants to entertain his fans. If he thinks his tricks are going to bother me, he’s going to be in big trouble.”

Regarding life after becoming a heavyweight champion, Stivernve said, “My life hasn’t really changed too much other than my popularity growing. My Instagram followers went up from 2,000 to 13,000 from one picture. There hasn’t been one day I haven’t done something in public. I expected change but not like this. People used to look at me and ask if I played in the NFL. I’ve had people tell me they always thought I was a football player until they saw me fight Arreola. Places I used to stand in line to get in, well, I don’t stand in line anymore.”



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux-Looknongyantoy officials named

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Saturday in the defense of 122lb WBO/WBA champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux against WBO #5 ranked Sod Looknongyantoy that will take place at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, in Macao, China, in a Top Rank presentation.The referee will be Mark Nelson from the United States. Judges are Dennis Nelson, John Poturaj and Glenn Feldman, all three from the United States. The WBO supervisor will be Leon Panoncillo.



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

More on Mayweather-Maidana press tour

Day two of the four-day, five-city cross-country press tour to officially announce the September 13 PPV rematch between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana will feature stops in Chicago and San Antonio. These events are open to the public.

Yesterday the fighters hit New York City, and after a long delay, finally made a late night appearance in Washington DC.

Here are some additional comments from both fighters.

Floyd Mayweather: “Is Maidana a better fighter than Canelo? No. Cotto? No. He’s just a dirtier fighter. I didn’t get a deep gash from a punch; I got it from a head butt…First they [Team Maidana] want to use gloves with no padding, and then they want to use knees, elbows and everything else. My back is always against the wall with Team Maidana.”

Marcos Maidana: “I fight dirty? He’s the king of the elbows.”

Mayweather pushed Maidana to bet his purse if he’s so confident of victory. Maidana responded that he’ll bet “whatever” but asked whether Floyd will let him use his gloves. Before their first fight, Mayweather reportedly paid Maidana an extra $1.5 million to switch to a different model.

Additional information on today’s press stops:

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL (50 E Congress Pkwy)
Fan Arrival Time: 11 a.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 12 p.m. CT

Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater, San Antonio, TX
Fan Arrival Time: 6 p.m. CT
Press Conference Begins: 7 p.m. CT



July 15th, 2014

UFC

Phil Harris: Well-prepared for Debut Two

Phil Harris is a fair man. So after seeing his last three fights take place on British soil, he has no qualms about making the trip to Dublin, Ireland to face Irishman Neil Seery on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card . . . click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE VS. MILLER is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Jul 16 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Luis De La Rosa hits Macao

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Flyweight Luis De La Rosa 23-3-1, 13 KOs) has arrived in Macao, where he will take on two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) on Saturday night in an HBO2 televised bout. De La Rosa is joined by his team consisting of manager Alberto Agamez, trainer Álvaro Mercado and promoter Félix “Tutiking” Zabala/All Star Boxing.

“Zou Shiming is a great fighter but I’m really experienced. He should fear me, because on July 19, I’m gonna make it a nightmare for him,” warned De La Rosa



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Johnny Britz dies

By Ron Jackson

Former Transvaal heavyweight champion Johnny Britz died at Boksburg on Monday. Britz, who fought from 1969 to 1975, was 65 years old when he passed away at home. Known as one of the hard men of SA boxing, he had 14 fights against SA heavyweight champions. He fought Stoffel Willemse and Japie Pretorius twice each, Chris Roos and Jimmy Richards three times each and Mike Schutte four times.

In an unusual start to his career, he had two fights on the night he made his professional debut on August 18 1969. He was entered for a heavyweight competition at the Wembley Ice Rink in Johannesburg and knocked out Jan le Roux in the first round of his first bout. In the second, he lost on points to Jan Delport. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: Daniel Geale sparring partner Jake Carr

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight Jake Carr (8-0, 3 KOs) is chief sparring partner to former world middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale who will clash with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on July 26 in Madison Square Garden. Carr talks to Fightnews to say he also works with WBC champion Sakio Bika and IBF champ Sam Soliman. Carr departs Sydney for New York on Saturday with Daniel Geale and trainer Graham Shaw for July 26 showdown with Golovkin.



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev-Caparello Conference Call Quotes

On Monday night the media got a chance to engage in a Q & A with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs), and their respective camps, as they prepare to face-off on August 2 at Revel Casino Hotel for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship.

Below are the highlights from the call:

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev: Thank you to my promoter, Main Events, to my trainer, John David Jackson, and to all my fans. Blake is undefeated. I am taking him serious. Good opponents are getting serious training camp and I know he is. I just get in to box and to win. We are both stepping in the ring to do our job. Blake has an advantage because he is coming to get the title. He is hungry and has nothing to lose. It is my job to keep the title. More pressure on me to defend the title. I don’t know Bernard Hopkins, all I know is my next opponent and his name is Blake Caparello. (more…)



July 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The New Yorker takes a look at the boxing business. More

Larry Holmes is bringing “The Soundtrack Of My Life” to the Sands Casino. More

Floyd Mayweather challenges Marcos Maidana to bet his purse on their Sept. 13 rematch. More

Speaking of wagers, Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury are betting each other on their July 26 showdown in Manchester. More



July 15th, 2014

UFC

UFCFIGHTPASS.com presents Conor McGregor “On the Fly”

UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to present UFC on the Fly, an original three-part online series which takes viewers deep inside headliner Conor McGregor’s final preparations for this Saturday’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN event. (more…)



July 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux, Ramirez, Shiming workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated unified Jr. Featherweight world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux works out Monday for his upcoming championship defense against top-five contender Sod Looknongyantoy, Saturday, July 19 from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.

Also on hand were two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and national icon Zou Shiming working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming 10-round main event against Luis De La Rosa, and undefeated (28-0) NABF/NABO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez of Mexico, who was preparing for his upcoming 10-round title fight against Junior Talipeau. Both fights will be televised via same-day delay on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The Rigondeaux vs. Looknongyangtov world junior featherweight championship fight will be televised via same-day delay as the main event of Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMás, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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