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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

Photos: Zanfer Promotions IBF #1 super middleweight contender José "Bolivita" Uzcategui (26-1, 22 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Fabiano Pena (18-6-1, ...

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UFC

Noke ready to take care of business

Kyle Noke knew there was a problem with his knee in the lead up to his March fight against Andrew Craig, but as fighters often do with injuries, he kept it secret . . . Click here for more by Philip Ferraro UFC.com
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September 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Kaneko keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Stylish footworker Daiki Kaneko (16-2-3, 9 KOs), 130, finely made his initial defense of the Japanese super-feather belt as he quickly dispatched Michiya Sato (9-4-3, 6 KOs), 129.5, at 1:39 of the second round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. We were stunned by Sato’s too fragile chin rather than by the usually more cautious jabber Kaneko’s blitzkrieg. Having dethroned hard-hitting but less skillful Seiichi Okada via eighth round stoppage last May, Kaneko looked fresh and fast in dropping nervous and stiff Sato with a light right shot. Sato managed to beat the count, and barely lasted the opening session with very rubbery legs. The one-minute recess wasn’t enough to remove his damage, and the still shaky Sato hit the deck twice more with the towel fluttering into the ring. Kaneko, unbeaten since his last defeat in 2007 despite three draws, had been castigated for his cautiousness, but the 5’9” champ may zoom up should he utilize his advantageous physique and speedy footwork more properly. Promoter: Teiken Promotions.



September 2nd, 2012


Boxing Result

Mthalane KOs Nunez to retain IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF flyweight champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane (29-2, 20 KOs) retained his title with a spectacular eighth round KO of Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (24-3, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. Mthalane dropped Nunez in round one, but “El Matematico” roared back to drop Mthalane at the end of round three. The champion was not to be denied, however, as he battered Nunez to the deck in round eight as the bout was waved off. Time was 2:41.

Former WBA interim flyweight champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (26-3, 20 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Pablo Carrillo (9-1-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 78-75.



September 2nd, 2012


Boxing News

Stunner: Rodriguez dethrones Joyi

By Felipe Leon

Home town favorite Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) became the first champion out of Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico as he stopped previously undefeated South African Nkosinathi Joyi (22-1, 15 KOs) in the seventh round in a bout held in the Municipal Auditorium of Guasave. Joyi controlled the majority of the action but as the fight wore on, Rodriguez was able to get inside and land punches to the head a body. A combination that began with a left uppercut followed with a left hook to the top of the head and then right sent Joyi down. Joyi did not beat the count. Official time was 2:07 of the seventh round. With the win Rodriguez crowns himself the IBF strawweight champion.

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September 2nd, 2012


Boxing Result

Sosa edges Tete in IBF eliminator

On Saturday at the Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina, IBF #3 super flyweight Roberto Sosa (24-0, 14 KOs) won a razor thin split decision over #5 Zolani Tete (16-3, 14 KOs) in an IBF eliminator. Scores were 115-114, 115-114 for Sosa, 115-114 for Tete.



September 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Golovkin destroys Proksa

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO against Euro champ Grzegorz Proksa (28-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Golovkin dominated every minute of the fight, dropping Proksa in rounds one and four, then finishing him by flooring Proksa face first in the fifth. Time was 1:11.

Undefeated Jonathan Gonzalez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) and former WBO jr. middleweight champion Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-1-1, 23 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw in what ended up being a super middleweight after Gonzalez weighed in nine pounds heavy. The larger Gonzalez landed the harder shots against the outgunned Dzinziruk, who made an extra $100K for taking the fight. Scores were 117-111 Gonzalez, 115-113 Dzinziruk and 114-114. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Mikey Garcia returns with KO win

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO mandatory featherweight challenger Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (29-0, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana (35-17-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night as the TKT Box Tour hit Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. A right hand finished Pastrana at the 1:05 mark.

In the main event, super middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (29-2, 23 KOs) was down in rounds one and two, but got the win when Luis David “Animal” Serrano (16-2, 13 KOs) couldn’t continue in round six. Medina wins the WBC silver belt.

Unbeaten featherweight Adrian “Chinito” Young (17-0-1, 15 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Raul Hirales (16-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 77-74, 78-73, 77-75. Hirales was down once, but it was a competitive fight.

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September 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Geale wins split decision over Sturm

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside

WBA super world middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs) lost his belt in a suprising twelve round split decision to IBF champion Daniel Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) from Australia tonight at the KoenigPilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The WBA kingpin started off well, dicatating the action with his fast and sharp left jab while his IBF counterpart tried to find range with his attacks. While being the more aggressive fighter early on, Sturm was able to avoid exchanges at close range. Geale suffered a small cut during the second round.

Geale started off fast in the third but Sturm was able to avoid most of the shots. The German continued to work his jab and connected with counter right hands over the top, however, Geale connected with a straight right towards the end off the round that rocked Sturm a bit. The local hero recovered well, though, and landed some heavy shots shortly before the bell concluded the fourth. Geale uppered his pace in round five, a round, in which both fighters connected with good punches. The sixth was close as well, but Sturm established his jab again.

It was an intense battle throuh the first half of the bout. Both engaged at a high pace and threw lots of shots. The same pattern continued in the seventh, with Geale being the busier man while Sturm landed some good body shots. The eight was close again, but Sturm finished strong.

The WBA super champ boxed well in the ninth, picking off most of Geale’s shots and working his jab. Sturm landed a good counter left hook to start the tenth but Geale answered with a flurry. It was the German, however, who dictated most of the round.

The championship rounds started off with a close round eleven. Sturm did better in the early part, Geale came back in the middle and Sturm closed out strong. The twelvth and final round saw both fighters goe toe-to-toe in wild exchanges. Especially the final moments were action packed. Still, the final bell concluded the action and the matters were left into the hand of the judges. They scored the affair 116-112 Sturm and 116-112 Geale twice. FightNews had Sturm ahead, 115-113. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Golovkin/Proksa Referee and Judges

The referee for tonight’s WBA Middleweight World Championship bout between defending champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Grzegorz Proksa will be Charlie Fitch. Judging the scheduled twelve round bout will be Edwin “Wynn” Kintz, Thomas Schreck and Don Ackerman. The WBA Supervisor is George Martinez and the IBO supervisor is Ed Levine. Golovkin is also the IBO Middleweight Champion however his title will not be contested for in this bout.



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

More on Bailey-Alexander postponement

Following a back injury that sidelined Randall Bailey for his IBF welterweight world title fight against Devon Alexander, the co-featured Lucas Matthysse vs. Ajose Olusegun bout for the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship has been elevated to the main event for the Saturday, Sept. 8 fight card from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The co-featured fight of the two-fight Showtime telecast is to be determined.

For the unbeaten Nigerian Olusegun (30-0, 14 KO’s) and the power-punching Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s), this will be the first time that each will fight in the main event of an internationally televised world championship fight card. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Full Report: Tepparith-Nashiro

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a majority decision (115-113, 115-114 and 114-114) over ex-champ Nobuo Nashiro (18-5-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Glenn Feldman (US) and Wansoo Yuh (Korea) both saw the close affair 115-113 and 115-114 in favor of the defending champ, and Steven Weisfed (US) had it even 114-114. The referee was Silvestre Abainza (Philippines).

Viewing the official tallies, we see their scores almost identical regardless of the differences on points between the contestants. Feldman scored only the first and the ninth through twelfth to Nashiro, rendering seven straight rounds from the second to Tepparith. Yuh and Weisfeld had quite the same tallies in the first eight sessions, favoring Nashiro only in the first and sixth and giving six sessions to the champ. Weisfeld scored all the last four in Nashiro’s favor, while Yuh had three rounds from the ninth for Nashiro and the last session even. It means that the defending champ had accumulated enough points to retain his belt before Nashiro’s last surge in the last four stanzas. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Dzinziruk-Gonzalez is on

Undefeated Puerto Rican Jr. Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez made his mandated second day weigh-in and his HBO televised co-feature with former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk will go on as scheduled tonight at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The bout was scheduled to take place at 154 pounds and the WBC Continental Americas championship would be on the line but Gonzalez weighed in at 162 pounds and because of missing weight, the fight would only go on if Gonzalez weighed in at 166 pounds. Gonzalez checked in at 165.2 pounds and the fight will go on as scheduled and will be televised Live on HBO beginning at 9:45 Eastern / Pacific. The main event will feature undefeated WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin taking on Grzegorz Proksa.



September 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Turning Stone undercard announced

Eight matches including WBA middleweight championship bout

Promoters for the September 1st HBO Boxing After Dark event at Turning Stone Resort Casino have released the non-televised undercard. Fans can enjoy a total of eight fights Saturday night, including the televised main event featuring undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) defending his title against highly regarded Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs). (more…)



September 1st, 2012

UFC

15 things to do this weekend without UFC 151

Watch Our Biggest Hits Starting Saturday, UFC On Demand celebrates its fourth birthday with a collection of fights selected by fans. Enjoy the 25 most popular fights from the last four years of UFC On Demand, from Gracie versus Shamrock at UFC 1, to last year’s epic battle between Shogun and Henderson, see them all with a click of your remote. Find it on your cable provider at http://www.UFConDemand.com . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Sturm-Geale WBA/IBF Unification Preview

By Graham Houston

Boxing is at its best when the top fighters meet each other in bouts where it is difficult to pick a winner, and we have just such a fight in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday when Germany’s Felix Sturm faces Australia’s Daniel Geale in a battle of middleweight champions. Sturm defends his WBA “super world” title while Geale risks his IBF belt in this meeting of top-notch boxers. The German site — and Sturm is promoting the show — makes Sturm the betting favourite but this bout is, on paper at least, as well matched as it gets. Geale won his IBF title in Germany when he defeated Sebastian Sylvester on a split but well deserved decision, and he seems to be perfectly comfortable with the prospect of boxing there again.

Each boxer is showing respect towards the other in a refreshing absence of trash talk. The fight, of course, doesn’t need any hype — this is a boxing match that stands on its own merits. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Mthalane defending IBF belt in Panama

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane has a tough assignment when he defends his IBF flyweight belt against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez from Panama at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City tonight. The 29-year-old Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) won the belt in November 2009 and has made successful defences against Zolani Tete (tko 5), Johnriel Casimero (tko 5) and in his most recent fight on October 28, 2011 he stopped Andrea Sarritzu in the seventh round. The talented South African’s only two losses have come against Nkqubela Gwazela in September 2003 when he was stopped in the tenth round and against the highly rated Nonito Donaire in November 2008 when challenging for the IBF and IBO flyweight belts. The fight against Donaire was stopped on cuts in the sixth round and many were of the opinion that Mthalane was beginning to take control of the fight at that stage and could have upset Donaire. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Joyi makes 3rd defense of IBF belt tonight

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi who is considered by many to be pound-for-pound the number one minimumweight in the world makes the third defense of his IBF belt when he meets Mario Rodriguez of Mexico in his hometown of Gausave, Sinaloa tonight. The 29-year-old Joyi (22-0, 15 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance won the belt on March 26, 2010, and rather sadly has only made two defenses since then. The first defense against Japan’s Katsunari Takayama ended in a controversial no contest after three rounds when Takayama was cut on the head and in a return match with Takayama he retained belt by wide margins on points over 12 rounds. It is a tragedy that this classy fighter has only had 15 rounds of fight action since January 29, 2011. (more…)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Teppartith keeps WBA 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a majority decision (115-113, 115-114 and 114-114) over ex-champ Nobuo Nashiro (18-5-1, 12 KOs), 115, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. (More to come)



September 1st, 2012

Boxing Result

Dulorme, Pedraza shut down foes

WBC #1/WBA #3 welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Yoryi Estrella (10-8, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Scores were 100-90 on all cards.

In the co-feature, super featherweight Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs) topped Jose Valderrama (4-2, 2 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Scores were 80-71 across the board.



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Bailey back injury KOs Alexander fight

IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey has reportedly suffered a back injury forcing the postponement of his September 8 title defense against Devon Alexander in Las Vegas. Bailey-Alexander will likely be rescheduled for late October. The September 8 card/Showtime telecast is expected to go ahead with Lucas Matthysse vs. Ajose Olusegun as the new headliner.



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

WBA orders middleweight title resolution by December 31

On Thursday, the World Boxing Association issued a resolution ordering the winners of the two WBA middleweight championship fights scheduled for today to fight each other by December 31. WBA “Super Champion” Felix Sturm will fight Daniel Geale in Oberhausen, Germany. A few hours later, in Verona New York, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against #3 ranked Grzegorz Proksa. Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions stated “We are glad that the WBA has issued this binding resolution and ordered the winner of Golovkin/Proksa to fight the winner of Sturm/Geale by the end of this year. Gennady has waited long enough to prove that he is the real WBA middleweight champion.”



September 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Trout-Cotto for WBA title on December 1

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that three-division world champion Miguel Cotto will face WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout on December 1 at Madison Square Garden. Also Cotto put on his twitter page the following: “I officially announce that my fight on December 1st at Madison Square Garden will be with undefeated WBA Super Welterweight Austin Trout.” Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has confirmed the info. More to come…



September 1st, 2012

UFC

UFC updates

15 Things To Do This Weekend Without UFC 151: So your Saturday night plans went -poof- when UFC 151 was cancelled – we know the feeling. Here are 15 things you can do this weekend instead.

The Mighty Mouse Diet: The latest installment in UFC.com’s weekly series of articles on proper nutrition features UFC flyweight title contender Demetrious Johnson.

Field Finalized For The Ultimate Fighter Fridays: 32 fighters will compete for a spot on this season of The Ultimate Fighter – season premieres Friday, September 14 at 9pm ET/PT on FX

UFC 152: Jones vs Belfort Now Available On UFC.TV For Pre-Order: The battle for the light heavyweight title is live on Saturday, September 22 – plus, Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson go head-to-head with the winner being crowned the first-ever UFC flyweight champion
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale

Moruti Mthalane 112 vs Ricardo Nuñez
(IBF flyweight world title)
Luis Concepcion 115 vs Pablo Carrillo 115
Jezreel Corrales 130 vs Fabian Marimon (Col) 132
Everardo Castillo 124 vs Alejandro Corrales 124
Jorge Sanchez 123 vs Nelson Guillen 121
Abigail Villar 104.5 vs Noriela Paz 98
Gilberto Pedroza 108 vs Felix Montenegro 106
Cesar Rivas 140 vs Alvin Zapata 143

Venue: Arena Roberto Duran
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Max 9

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August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Sinaloa

By.Gabriel F. Cordero

Nkosinathi Joyi 104.30 vs Mario “Dragoncito” Rodríguez 104.75
IBF miniumweight world title
Nery Saguilán 129.80 vs Alberto “Kichis” Garza 129.60
IBF Latino super featherweight title
Kareli López 107.60 vs Jessica Nery Plata 107.80

Venue: Gimnasio Municipal Luis Estrada Medina Guasave
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Box Latino
TV: Televisa

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

St Clair defeats Olarte

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 130 pound world champion Gairy St Clair (43-12-2, 18 KOs) scored a clear eight round decision over Filipino Rey Anton Olarte (16-22-8, 4 KOs) at the Hurstville Entertainment Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Scores were as follows: Will Soulos 78-75, Kevin Hogan 78-76, David Grainger 79-74. St Clair was coming off a recent loss to former IBF 140 pound champion Lovemore Ndou. In main supporting bout, light heavyweight Junior Talipeau (18-2-1, 6 KOs) stopped Damien Smith (4-23-1, 1 KO) when the referee saved Smith from further punishment at :20 of round three.



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Golovkin, Proksa make weight

Weights and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Grzegorz Proksa 159
(WBA middleweight title)

Jonathan Gonzalez 163* vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk 156.5
*(Gonzalez can’t make weight, Dzinziruk allowed to weigh in over 154 limit,
WBC Continental Americas Super welterweight title not on line now)

Bryan Abraham 138.5 vs. Jorge Maysonete Jr. 137
Tony Luis 139 vs. Andres Ledesma 138.5
Taureano Johnson 160 vs. Cleven Ishe 158.25
Shawn Miller 176 vs. Richard “Bobo” Starnino 176
Borngod Washington vs. Ryon McKenzie 175
*(Washington a late arrival, will weigh in later this evening)
Bryan Clookey 190 vs. Rayshawn Myers 194.5

Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino
TV: HBO Boxing After Dark
Doors open at 6:30, First bout at 8:00, First televised fight at 9:45

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August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights From Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Miguel Robles 114 vs. Juan Herrera 115
Edgardo Lopez 129 vs. Gadiel Andaluz 129
Kevin Nieves 138 vs. Jose Gualderrama 139
Charlie Clemente 114 vs. Eric Pabon 114
Samuel Figueroa 146 vs. William Lorenzo 148
Emanuel Colon 139 vs. Pablo Vega 140
Emanuel Ramirez 113 vs. Jean Carlos Molina 112
Jose Martinez 114 vs. Jayson Agosto 113
Starling Cordero 118 vs. Alexis Baez 117
Jonathan Kuilan 120 vs. Hiram Agosto 125

Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum
TV: Telefutura / Solo Boxeo Tecate

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August 31st, 2012

AWE TV

Afternoon Delight on September 8

Newark's Ironbound Throwdown is a real throwback boxing show

On September 8th, Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center will be the site of an old-fashioned, Saturday afternoon fight card that figures to be a real afternoon delight for boxing fans. Can It get any better than this for a boxing fan? Just like in the good old days of the sport, the show is loaded – top to bottom. And unlike some anemic modern day boxing events, this one has no shortage of stars, competitive battles, or important matchups. Even better, boxing fans can come watch the fights in the afternoon, and be home long before two scheduled West Coast fights begin on cable TV that evening.

The NJ event, which is titled the “Ironbound Throwdown”, could have easily been named the “Ironbound Throwback”, given the quality and quantity of the scheduled bouts, which can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com. The show is highlighted by not one, not two, but a trio of hard-hitting heavyweight fights that include ranked contenders battling toward a title shot. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Luis Serrano 163 vs Rogelio Medina 163.5
Miguel Garcia 128 vs Mauricio Pastrana 127.5
Adrian Young 125 25 vs Raul Hirales 123.5
Gerardo Verde 108 vs Alejandro Morales 108
Ricardo Roman 117 vs Victor Godinez 117
Oscar Arce 111 vs Narciso Perez 112
Alberto Beltran 139 vs Ivan Alvarez 141

Venue: Tecate Box Tour
Tv: Tv Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer and Corpox

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Garcia defeats Arcos

Story by Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Professional boxing returned to “America’s Finest City”, San Diego, CA, Thursday night as this time Jorge Marron Productions took the reins together with Don Chargin Promotions and 2012 California Hall of Fame inductee Bobby D. Presents as they put together “New Boys on the Block”. The six bout fight card introduced to a humble but enthusiastic crowd the newest batch of talent in southern California. In the main event, undefeated lightweight Jonathan “Gallo de Oro” Garcia and Pedro Arcos of Tijuana put together one of the best rounds in San Diego boxing history in a scheduled six rounder.

Garcia of Watsonville, CA, a boxer/puncher with power in both fists who recently helped WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (who was in attendance) get ready for his next bout, looks much more mature and polished than his record show and in Arcos, Garcia faced a fighter with slightly better experience.

The slightly shorter Arcos looked confident as he took it to Garcia from the opening bell and soon dropped Garcia with a sneaky right hand. Garcia looked shaken as he reached his feet but tried to get back in the fight as Arcos smelled blood and tried to finish him off and pull the upset. (more…)



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr sharp in workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out at his home in Las Vegas in preparation for his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against two-division world champion Sergio Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.

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August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Gennady Golovkin interview

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin talks to Fightnews.com ahead of his Saturday, September 1st title defense vs. European Champion Grzegorz Proksa. Golovkin discusses his first fight in America, fighting on HBO, facing the southpaw Proksa and avoiding looking ahead to the Sturm-Geale winner, which is taking place the same night in Germany.



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Vargas-Martinez featured Sept 13

Top Rank’s September 13th card, which will be televised on a special edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights (even though it’s on a Thursday night), is shaping up nicely. In the main event, popular unbeaten welterweight Jesse Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs) takes on Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

The co-feature is an attractive ten rounder between super featherweight KO artists Luis Cruz (19-1, 15 KOs) and Jose Felix, Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs).

The undercard is loaded with undefeated prospects. Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz (15-0, 9 KOs) returns against Maurenzo Smith (10-2-2, 7 KOs), unbeaten lightweight Terence Crawford (17-0, 13 KOs) meets Hardy Peredes (15-10, 9 KOs), unbeaten welterweight Mikael Zewski (15-0, 11 KOs) takes on Xavier Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs), unbeaten lightweight Jesus Gonzalez (5-0, 2 KOs) faces Joaqin Chavez (1-2-2, 1 KO) and unbeaten super middleweight Randy Puga squares off against Radames Montes (2-2, 2 KOs).



August 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Randall Bailey Update

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IBF welterweight champion Randall “KO King” Bailey had a surprise visitor at the Ft. Lauderdale, FL gym where he trains. Former street/MMA fighter Kimbo Slice stopped by to get some work in for his budding boxing career where he is currently 5-0 (4 KOs) in the heavyweight division. Both he and Bailey are Miami natives and know each other well. Kimbo gave high praises to Bailey on becoming champion again. “It was one of the sweetest knockouts [of Mike Jones] I’ve ever seen. Keep your eyes on Bailey and don’t sleep…this is only the beginning,” stated Kimbo.

Bailey, is putting the finishing touches on his training preparations ahead of his upcoming title defense against former world champion Devon Alexander “The Great.” The nationally televised match up will take place next Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “I feel great and I am prepared. All that is left is for me to execute on Sept 8th. A lot of things have been said back and forth but there’s only one way to prove who the best is and that’s by showing your skill in the ring…period,” says the always calm and focused Bailey.



August 31st, 2012




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