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JC Chavez expects Vargas-Salido to be “a fight of the year type war”

JC Chavez expects Vargas-Salido to be a fight of the year type war

Photos: Chris Farina / Team Salido Three-time world champion in two division Orlando "Siri" Salido and WBC Super featherweight champion Francisco "Bandido" Vargas ...

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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous ...

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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko public workout



July 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Will Rosinsky: “He’s tailor made for me!”

Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com

Super middleweight prospect Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) takes a major step up in class on July 7th when he takes on the resurgent Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (39-2, 34 KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

Rosinsky, a four time New York Golden Gloves champion and the 2005 US National Amateur Champion at light heavyweight did not have much time to enjoy his 8-round unanimous decision victory over Aaron Pryor Jr. on June 14th. Just a day later, advisor Keith Connolly called the Ozone Park native to offer him an opportunity to fight on HBO against the former middleweight champion. (more…)



July 4th, 2012


UFC

Silva-Sonnen II gets personal

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Question: When does a professional fight cross over from the professional into the personal?

Answer: When the fighters have to be separated at the pre-fight press conference.

Sure, pre-fight press conference antics make headlines in boxing, but after near-brawls, actual brawls and trash talk made headlines in the “Sweet Science,” the spectacle of it all became less shocking and more expected. In the world of mixed martial arts, having security step in between two fighters before the opening bell is still… well, a bit awe inspiring. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Takayama, Handig to meet in eliminator

Former world champion Katsunari Takayama of Osaka, Japan will invade the Philippines in September when he figures in a 12-round fight for the position of IBF #1 in the 105 lb. division against untested Filipino fighter Mateo Handig. The Japanese fighter, 29, is now under the promotional banner of ALA Boxing Promotions holding office in Cebu City, Southern Philippines. Meanwhile, Handig is handled by Highland Boxing owned by Brico Santig based in Benguet province. (more…)



July 4th, 2012


Boxing News

Amir Khan LA Workout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Joe Miranda

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) continued his preparation Tuesday at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California for his upcoming world title fight against undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) to be held July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “My preparation has been brilliant. A long training camp, we were over in the Philippines getting ready for the Peterson fight but that fight got called off,” Khan told Fightnews.com.

With just a little over a week to go, Khan is ready for his showdown as he looked sharp at Tuesday’s media workout, working with trainer Freddie Roach. “We have had a really good training camp we have had good sparring,” Roach said. “We are ready to fight Garcia.” Helping out in preparation for Danny Garcia, Roach has brought in the services of Ruslan Provodnikov, who is coming off a spectacular knockout win last Friday on ESPN Friday Night Fights, undefeated Armenian power puncher Art Hovannesyan, and lightweight prospect Kevin Hoskins. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

McCline broke Szpilka’s jaw, but lost the fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk in Lodz, Poland
Video: Ringpolska.pl

Heavyweight Jameel McCline (41-12, 24 KOs) did not defeat 23-year-old Polish sensation Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs) losing by unanimous decision, but to the last minute of ten round fight he was more than game, stalking his faster rival in the ring. Turns out “Big Time” McCline did more than just stalking Szpilka, he broke Szpilka’s jaw in two places in the sixth round just when when the bell rang preventing the former four time heavyweight contender from ending the fight. “I tried my best, I know that I needed just seconds to finish him off, but well, give the young man a credit – he survived and won the fight,” said McCline seconds after the verdict was read in the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. For Szpilka it was a test of skills and what a real heavyweight fight is. “I never fought anybody like Jameel. He is huge and hits very hard. He can also take a punch. I think that this fight meant more for my development as a fighter than all my previous fights combined,” said Szpilka, who after successful jaw surgery will be back in action probably in December.



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Mathebula faces tough challenge in unification bout

By Ron Jackson

Former Olympian and IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula faces the toughest fight of his career when he meets WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire in a unification match at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Saturday night. Mathebula (26-3-2, 14 KOs) who was born in Malamulele in the Northern Province on June 22, 1979 was an outstanding amateur and represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Luxembourg Boxing Federation sues BBBof C

Luxembourg Boxing Federation Statement: The Luxembourg Boxing Federation and a number of licence holders have today issued legal proceedings against the British Boxing Board of Control in relation to its behaviour over the Haye v Chisora fight on 14 July 2012. This is not something anyone wanted to do and neither is it a step we took lightly, but we felt we were left with no option. We have issued proceedings to prevent the Board from intimidating its own members into not participating in the fight. The Board has admitted that it can do nothing legally to stop the fight but it is still threatening to call its licence-holders to account for their involvement. The fight is going ahead on 14 July and over 28,000 tickets have been sold. This is a fight that the public want to see and is being broadcast live in the UK, America, Germany and in more the 60 countries.



July 4th, 2012

Announcement

Tony Campbell passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 1980s Australian welterweight contender Tony “Tiger” Campbell has suddenly passed away in Sydney at the age of 48 years. Tony was a tough walk up southpaw who clashed with world class Jeff “Flash” Malcolm in 1982 and three-time world challenger Troy Waters in 1985. Tony had 35 fights and also clashed with Russell Sands, Billy Harrison, John Boglin and Roy Alexander. Tony will be sadly missed by his family and the Australian boxing fraternity. Funeral service for Tony will be at Pinegrove Crematorium at Minchinbury in West Chapell at 11:30AM Friday.



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Fury-Maddalone on WealthTV

WealthTV will televise this Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KOs) and American fan-favorite Vinny Maddalone (35-7, 26 KOs), live starting at 5 p.m. ET from Hand Arena in Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom.



July 4th, 2012

UFC

UFC announces first-ever event in China

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization continued its foray into new territories today, officially announcing its first-ever event in the People’s Republic of China, and its second event in Asia this year. Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China located off the mainland’s southern coast, will host a UFC event on November 10, 2012. (more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Don King congratulates Mexican President-Elect

Hall of Fame promoter Don King sent congratulations today to Enrique Pena Nieto for winning Sunday’s election to become the new president of Mexico. King met the 45-year-old president-elect last June while in Mexico and was greatly impressed. “Pena Nieto is the people’s choice and the people’s champion in Mexico, and he has my heartfelt congratulations,” King said. “In the words of Father Miguel Hidalgo, ‘Mexicanos, Viva Mexico!’ When he takes office, I know there will be a rebirth of boxing in Mexico. Mexicans are fighters inside the ring and outside the ring, and I look for a bigger, better and brighter future for all Mexicans. Viva Enrique Pena Nieto! Viva Mexico!”



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson stare down



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Fortuna ready for Cruz

Photos: Ricardo Conde

Highly talented featherweight and knockout artist Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, training under the guidance of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym in Oxnard, California, home of universally recognized middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), takes on former IBF featherweight world champion Cristobal ‘Lacandón’ Cruz (39-13-3, 23 KOs) of Mexico on Friday July 6th in a 10-round main event bout on ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada which is being presented by Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions.

In his last outing this past April, in a battle of undefeated fighters, the southpaw Fortuna was able to stop Yuandale Evans (16-1, 12 KOs) in one round after sending Evans to the canvas twice in the first round.

(more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Photos: Donaire-Mathebula, Pavlik-Rosinsky media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa pose during media day at Fortune Gym in Hollywood for their upcoming world title unification fight on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

(more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Probe clears Bradley-Pacquiao judges

The Nevada State Attorney General has sent a letter to Top Rank informing them that “no evidence of wrongdoing” was found in their investigation of the controversial June 9 clash between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal the matter is closed unless someone comes forward with criminal allegations.



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

“Chelo” Gonzalez opponent named

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

WBO #4 lightweight contender Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (19-0, 14 KOs) will face former world title challenger Joseph Laryea (14-7, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo card this Saturday at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. “This Saturday we are going to bring a good show with the fight between Chelo Gonzalez and Laryea, unbeaten Glen Tapia and other seven bouts at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Chelo’s hometown,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PR Best president, said. “This is another step for Chelo in his way to a world title chance.” (more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Mthalane-Nuñez for IBF title in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF flyweight world champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) of South Africa will defend his crown against the top challenger Ricardo Nuñez (24-2, 20 KOs) on Panama in a fight to be held in the Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City on a date to be determined. The fight had been called for IBF purse bid but the local promoter Roger Espiño indicated he has reached an agreement with South African promoter Branco Milenkovic and Branco Sports Productions do the fight in Panama.



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Briggs throws out opening pitch

Photo: Miami Marlins/Robert Vigon

Photo: Miami Marlins/Robert Vigon

Former 2-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) threw out the opening pitch Sunday for the two-time world champion Miami Marlins. Briggs threw out the opening pitch back in 2007 when he was WBO Heavyweight champion at the old ballpark when the team was still the Florida Marlins. The brand new Miami Marlins stadium was just opened this current 2012 baseball season. The recently unretired Briggs signed autographs and took pictures with several, and spoke with the Marlins personnel as there is interest in hosting a boxing event at the new stadium. The Marlins won the game 5-2 over the Philadelphia Phillies.



July 3rd, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Ortiz vs. Griffin III

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Tito Ortiz certainly didn’t choose an easy fight to celebrate his storied UFC career.

The iconic former champion will enter the Octagon for the final time as a competitor on Saturday night. Standing across from him will be a guy who he fought twice before—former champion Forrest Griffin. Both bouts ended in a controversial split decision, with each man winning once. Both bouts were action-packed, fan-friendly fights . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Acosta-Hovhannisyan undercard

By Francisco Salazar

As first reported by Fightnews.com a few weeks ago, youth versus experience will be showcased as former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in a scheduled 10 round bout. The bout will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA on July 20th and will be televised on Showtime. Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Beninati notified Fightnews.com on Monday that Showtime approved two more bouts to be televised as a ShoBox: The New Generation triple-header card. In a compelling scheduled eight round bout, unbeaten junior middleweight Julian Williams (9-0-1, 4 KOs) takes on Said El Harrak (10-2-1, 5 KOs). Unbeaten super bantamweight Roman Morales (10-0, 6 KOs) fights Alexis Santiago (11-2-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout. Featherweight Rufino Serrano (12-4) of nearby Santa Maria will take on Rob Diezel (8-4, 3 KOs) in a scheduled six round bout. Tickets start at $35 and could be purchased at the Chumash Casino Resort box office or by calling 1-800-CHUMASH. First bell is scheduled for 5:30 local time.



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Burns, Mitchell promise a war

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KOs) and Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KOs) faced off at a press conference today to officially announce their WBO lightweight title fight on September 22 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ricky Burns: “The fight trade has been talking about us two meeting for a while now and it’s happening at the perfect time. Mitchell is a great fighter and I’ve got to know him well outside of the ring, but it’s a shame in this business that that will have to be put aside while we’re fighting it out and there can only be one winner. For me it’s about testing myself against the best and proving how good I am. Mitchell’s the next best in Britain and I’m sure he’s going to give me the hardest fight of my career and that’s what I’m preparing for: a real battle.”

Kevin Mitchell: “I was over the moon when Frank [Warren] made the fight between me and Burns, it’s the fight I’ve been desperate for and I know Burns has really wanted it, the fans have wanted it and so have the media, so it’s a dream that it’s finally on now. Frank’s the best promoter out there and he knows when the time is right to make the big fights and he’s made a blinder sticking me and Ricky together now, it’s going to be a right war between us, the best you’ll see this year. If Frank had said to me it’s a choice between a date with Kelly Brook or a world title fight against Burns on September 22nd then it’s Burns all day long, that how excited it has got me!”



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Salgado-Barros for IBF title in August

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs), will defend his crown for the third time against former WBA champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) on August 4 at venue to be determined in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Salgado is coming off a majority decision win over Martin “Brochas” ​​Honorio in April, while Barros beat Gustavo Bermudez in Montevideo, Uruguay on June 23. Barros lost his title to Celestino Caballero in October 2011.



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Michael Clark returns July 21

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (42-7) returns to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio on July 21st at Promo West Pavilion. A former NABF, NABA and WBC continental champion, Clark will face undefeated, yet untested, Jake Giuriceo (16-0) of nearby Youngstown for the Ohio State super lightweight title. Promoted by Troy Speakman, the card will also feature undefeated local heavyweight John L. Smith (11-0). Trained by James “Buster” Douglas, Smith will battle Keith Barr (8-1) over six rounds. Tickets are $20 (general admission), $30 (reserved) and $40 (ringside) and available by calling 614-273-9075.



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. targets Wlodarczyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Ringpolska.pl

It took Roy Jones Jr (56-8, 40 KOs) two days to arrive from Poland to the US soil because of airline troubles, but the former four-division champ has no problem of coming back.

“I’m not a youngster in this sport so battling Glazewski wasn’t really in my plans. It just happened that way,” said Jones in a Fightnews.com interview. “However I do take my hat off to him and applaud him for a great effort. But at the end of the day, I really want a shot at the cruiserweight title. But I did promise a trifecta, so if the fans wanna use #2 up on Glazewski, I’ll have to consider it. I want the Polish public satisfied. I came to battle Kostecki but I refused to not give the fans a fight. So if I must concentrate on Glazewski and beat him more convincingly, that’s not a problem either. But I’d rather move on towards my goal.”

This goal, after beating WBC #8 Pawel Glazewski (17-1, 4 KOs) is the only belt Jones still wants to have in his extensive collection, the WBC cruiserweight title which belongs to another Polish fighter, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KOs).



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson Presser

Photos: Michaelsterlingeaton.com

Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs), and Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs), participated today in a press conference at the “Hotel Bellevue Pallace Bern” and talked about their upcoming clash next Saturday. WBA/WBO super champion, IBO/IBF world heavyweight champion Klitschko and his challenger Thompson will face off at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I feel great and I am happy that the fight is near. When I was 30 years old I thought I had reached my peak but I am still getting better from fight to fight. Thompson knows me as good as no other boxer. He was my sparring partner once, he fought me four years ago, so he knows exactly what to expect on fight night. I am sure he will be better than ever.”

Tony Thompson: ”I don’t want to talk a lot and I will not spit at Wladimir. I have trained very hard and want the world to see that my time has come!”

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July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Michael Timm leaving Universum

End of an Era: "Trainer of Champions" moves on after 15 successful years

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Legendary trainer Michael Timm will leave his long term employer, Universum Boxing-Promotion on the first of August. The 50-year-old will join the German Boxing Association (DBV) at the Olympic Training centre in Schwerin, where he will become the head coach from the first of August. Timm, who lives in Schwerin with his wife, signed a free contract until the end of the year. However he got also offered a permanent 4-year contract from the first of January 2013 as the head coach of the federal base. Universum boss Waldemar Kluch regrets Timm’s decision, but will not put any obstacles in his way. “We have accepted his decision and will let him go to his home city. We agreed to an early cancellation of his contract. He did a great job and the move to amateur boxing will be of big help for German boxing. We wish him all the best,” said Kluch. (more…)



July 3rd, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 148 press conference today!

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen live Tuesday, July 3 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 3rd, 2012

Announcement

Byarm ready for ‘Mago’ showdown

Washington DC (via Philadelphia) heavyweight locomotive Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) says he’s never had a better training camp than the one he just finished in preparation for his 10-round showdown with Russian southpaw powerhouse Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (14-0, 14 KOs). The two big men will meet for the WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Heavyweight Championship in the co-main event of the Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions show entitled “The Moment of Truth”, this Friday, July 6, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

(more…)



July 3rd, 2012

UFC

UFC 148 is too close to call

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

When Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC® middleweight title on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, he started the fight as a 4-1 underdog. He is the underdog once again for Saturday’s eagerly-awaited UFC 148 rematch, but the odds this time are significantly closer due to Sonnen’s incredible success in the first fight.

Chael Sonnen said: “To say this guy is superior to me is a joke. Look at the statistics from the first fight. I out-landed him by over 200 punches, I took him down at will, I passed his guard at will and I beat him on the feet too.” (more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire works out in Manhattan Beach in preparation for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa. Donaire will headline a spectacular Top Rank promoted doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

(more…)



July 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that a fight scheduled for July 21 between WBA super lightweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) and undefeated Keith Thurman (17-0, 16 KOs) is off. The fight was announced to be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on the card headined by WBO super featherweight champion Adrian Bonner (23-0, 19 KOs) against Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs). According to the source the fight has been announced but the Maidana Team did not receive nor sign contracts for the non-title fight and apparently have decided not to fight. After the victory of Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs), there’s a possibility for a big Maidana-Matthysse fight at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.



July 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Pedraza added to Aug 31 PR card

The 23-year-old top super featherweight prospect, José “Sniper” Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs), has been added to the August 31 “Night of Champions” boxing event taking place at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. His opponent will be announced on a later date. The 10-round main event will feature Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs), who will face Colombian fighter Ivan Hernandez (29-3, 23 KOs).



July 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Biosse back into action July 19th

Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (13-1-1, 6 KOs) doesn’t have time to sit back and reflect on his huge win over Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina in May. The Providence, R.I., native will headline Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ professional boxing event on July 19th at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “I’m going to be a world champion,” proclaimed Biosse. “It’s not that I want to be one or hope to be one – I’m going to be a world champion, and that’s it. I’ve put too much into this sport to stop now.” He will face TBA.

Also cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-3, 10 KOs) will face Jesse Oltmanns (10-3, 7 KOs) in the six-round co-feature while super middleweights Keith Kozlin (6-3-1, 4 KOs) and Reynaldo Rodriguez (6-4-1, 3 KOs) will look to settle the score in a rematch from their fight last July, which ended in a draw. (more…)



July 2nd, 2012

UFC

Guillard working on finding a happy medium

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

If you thought you saw UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard out on the links in South Florida but weren’t sure if that was “The Young Assassin” taking aim, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. So dare we say that the New Orleans native is becoming a man of leisure in his “old” age? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 2nd, 2012




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