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Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Bernard Hopkins, 55-7-2, 32 KOs, held an open media workout Monday ...

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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

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Boxing News

Chris John retains WBA title for 17th time

Undefeated WBA Fighter of the Decade Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-2, 22 KOs) successfully defended his WBA featherweight “super” championship against previously unbeaten Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (44-1, 27 KOs) on Friday night at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. John outboxed Piriyapinyo over the first half of the fight. Piriyapinyo had his best moments in rounds seven and eight, but John reasserted himself in round nine. Both fighters rocked each other in round twelve. Scores were 117-111, 119-109, 119-109. It was future Hall of Famer John’s 17th successful title defense.

IBO featherweight champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (30-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Choijiljavyn “Choi” Tseveenpurev (36-6, 24 KOs) to defend his title. Yordan overcame a spirited effort by Tseveenpurev to win by scores of 117-111, 119-110, 118-110 on Friday night at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

More to come from Brett Bonetti…



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi

It is incredible that there happened three more shows on the same day of November 3 in addition to a world title doubleheader in Sendai, Japan, featuring the WBC bantam and fly title bouts with Shinsuke Yamanaka and Toshiyuki Igarashi having emerged victorious.

In Osaka, local prospect Atsushi Kakutani (12-3-1, 5 KOs), 110, impressively defeated WBA#9 light-flyweight contender Rey Lorito (15-12, 8 KOs), 110.25, by a unanimous decision (all 78-74) over eight hard-fought rounds. Lorito made a good start, but the taller Kakutani found his range from the fourth to dominate the following rounds with more accurate combinations in the daytime.

At night in Osaka, ex-OPBF super-welter champ Yuki Nanaka (27-8-2), 159.75, proved sharper and stronger than Korean super-middle ruler Kyungsuk Kwak (10-7, 7 KOs), 159.75, winning a unanimous nod (79-74, 79-75 and 77-75) over eight heats in a separte show (by another promoter).

On the same night in Tokyo, Japanese super-light champ Shinya Iwabuchi (20-3, 16 KOs), 140, kept his national belt by finishing ex-titlist Shinya Nagase (20-5-2, 10 KOs), 140, at 2:51 of the seventh session in a scheduled ten. (more…)



November 9th, 2012


Boxing News

Klitschko-Wach official weigh-in

Wladimir Klitschko 246.9 vs. Mariusz Wach 250.9
(WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight championship)

Venue: O2 World Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Promoter: K2
TV: Epix



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Branco-Bienias for European Union title

On Saturday in Civitavecchia, Italy, OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote the vacant European Union welterweight championship between Italian veteran and former 2 time European champion and World title challenger Gianluca Branco (45-3-1, 23 KOs) and Krzysztof Bienias (42-4-1, 16 KOs). On the undercard the WBC silver middleweight champion Domenico Spada (35-4, 18 KOs), light heavyweight Alessandro Sinacore (1-0, 1 KO) and super welterweight Andrea Manco (1-0, 0 KOs) will see action. Sportitalia will televise the show live in Italy.



November 9th, 2012


Boxing News

Rigondeaux returns on Donaire-Arce card

Top Rank has confirmed that the co-main event of the December 15 world championship doubleheader at the Toyota Center in Houston will feature undefeated WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux defending his title against TBA. The main event is multi-division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire risking WBO junior featherweight crown against and former champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce. Also, University of Notre Dame champion and light heavyweight contender Mike Lee will highlight the non-televised undercard.

Tickets ($200, $100, $60 and $30) for this event will go on sale today at 10AM at the Toyota Center box office, online at www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com, by phone at 866-4HOU-TIX (866-446-8849) and select Houston area Randalls stores. The card is promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions.



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will undergo knee surgery on Monday in Madrid and his recovery time will take until the end of November or early December. Martinez has stated his intention to have his next fight and first title defense in Argentina. “My next fight will be in Argentina. It remains to be determined the opponent and place, but it will be in Argentina!” Martinez tweeted. He has not fought in Argentina since having moved to Spain in 2001.



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Soto-Lopez Press Conference

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The final press conference was held Thursday for Saturday big show at the Estadio Morelos y Pavon in Ecapetec, Mexico State, featuring three time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (58-8-28, 34 KOs) against WBF beltholder Jose “Piston” Lopez (17-2-1, 10 KOs) in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast of Televisa.

Humberto Soto: “My previous defeat was only because a bad night and I will prove that I am still among the first choices of world boxing and vow to confront and defeat a strong, young opponent.”

Jose “Piston” Lopez: “I will face a Mexican boxing legend. It will not be easy, but I have confidence that I will beat him. I’ve done excellent work in the gym and I have no doubt I’ll go out of the ring with my hand raised.” (more…)



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Results from Cockeysville

By Gary Digital Williams
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Baltimore welterweight James “Keep ‘Em Sleepin’ Stevenson remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Damon Antoine of Akron, OH. Stevenson landed hard shots to the stomach and head but the durable Antoine managed to survive all four rounds. Stevenson earned a shutout (40-36) on all three cards and his record rises to 18-0, 11 KO’s while Antoine falls to 10-43-2, five KO’s.

The co-feature saw Baltimore-based flyweight Tyrieshia “Baby Girl” Douglas capture a four-round unanimous decision over Ottawa, Canada’s Sherine “Rosie” Thomas. Douglas used quick hands and crunching body shots to wear down her opponent throughout the contest. Douglas also won by shutout to raise her record to 2-0, one KO. Thomas was listed as 2-1, one KO. (more…)



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Cleverly eager to start American adventure

Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

By Miguel Maravilla

WBO light heavyweight world champion Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11 KOs) of Caerphilly, Whales makes his return to the United States as he gets set to defend his title against South Dakota’s Shawn “Sioux Warrior” Hawk (22-2-1, 16 KOs). Cleverly-Hawk will be the main event on a Showtime Extreme telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Cleverly’s WBO light heavyweight title. “This is a great experience for me and opportunity to come to the states to showcase my talent I am looking to make a statement on Saturday night I feel that it will take my career to the next level,” Cleverly said at Wednesday’s final press conference. “Let’s put on a great show Saturday night. I am looking forward to exciting the fans and making a statement and making the most of this.” (more…)



November 9th, 2012

UFC

Stanislav Nedkov – for real

For a while, it appeared that Stanislav Nedkov was a figment of UFC fans’ imaginations, something like the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot. Every time it was announced that the light heavyweight from Bulgaria was about to make his Octagon debut, something happened to make him disappear again . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



November 9th, 2012

Fightnews.com Poll

Guzman set to make a statement

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/ Acquinity Sports

Webster’s dictionary defines dedication as: “an act or rite of dedicating to a divine being or to a sacred use.” (Note the root word in both dedication and dictionary comes from the Latin stem decire meaning to speak or to say.) What a boxer truly says during a prizefight is often not audibly heard. Rather, it is recognized by those who understand the depth of self-sacrifice endured before and during this rite.

Devotion is measured in brooks of blood and seas of sweat. Despite ridiculous odds and outrageous aspersions, the best fighters find a way to overcome fear and face the bell. They rise again and again, leveraging their will to that sacred use. When 36-year old former seven-time two-division world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) of the Dominican Republic steps into the ring at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Friday, November 30th he has just one goal—to reclaim a world title.

The weight of his past professional blunders and personal battles are squarely behind him as he squares off against IBO light welterweight champion Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (17-0, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBA World light welterweight crown in the main event of Acquinity Sports’ “Beatdown 2012” card. (more…)



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Argentina

Photo: Ramon Cairo/Argentina Boxing Promotions

Javier Maciel 154 vs. Anderson Clayton 153
(WBO Latino junior middleweight title)
Lucas Priori 160 vs. Adan Martinez 161.7
Luis Tejerina 154.6 vs. Gustavo Rios 158.1
Alberto Guzman 197.5 vs. Ramon Garcia 179
Adrian Veron 150.4 vs. Roberto Rios 148

Venue: Ce.De.M. Nº 2 of Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Promoter: Mario Margossian/Argentina Boxing Promotions
TV: TyC Sports (Argentina and parts of America).

Maciel (23-2, 16 KOs), ranked WBO #7, will put his belt on the line against the experienced Clayton (39-7, 34 KOs). The 28-year-old Maciel, a former WBO middleweight challenger, went down to the weight that best suits him after going the distance against former WBO champ Dmitry Pirog in Russia in March 2011.



November 9th, 2012

UFC

Downes Side: UFC Macao Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another internationally acclaimed edition of the Downes Side! As a kid, I always thought that Saturday morning cartoons were too tame. Lucky for me, the UFC has set about making things right in the morning hours with UFC on FUEL TV 6 live from Macao . . Click here for more by Dan Downes, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



November 9th, 2012

Announcement

Mares-Moreno weigh-in open to the public

The “Mares vs. Moreno” official weigh-in, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 at 12 p.m. PT, is open to the public. Los Angeles Clippers Forward Caron Butler will attend & KDAY Radio Host Tattoo will act as weigh-in emcee. The weigh-in takes place at Staples Center, Star Plaza, 1111 South Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. Parking is available at the Staples Center’s Lot 7, located off of 11th Street between Figueroa Street and Flower Street. Please advise the parking attendant you are there for the boxing weigh-in at Staples Center.



November 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Silveira-Correa: “The Duel at Derry”

Winner to face contender Danny O'Connor

Promoter Chris Traietti of Granite Chin Boxing will host “The Duel at Derry” this Saturday at the SportsZone in Derry, NH featuring New England welterweight champion Derek Silveira (7-0, 3 KOs) defending his title against the hard-hitting veteran William Correa (9-7, 8 KOs) in the main event. There is, however, more than the regional title at stake.

The winner is promised a shot at rising star Danny O’Connor (19-1, 7 KOs) at the Boston Garden in the main event of a December 14th show that will be present by DiBella Entertainment. Aside from the opportunity to face O’Connor, the rare chance to fight at The Garden (officially the TD Garden, but still the Boston Garden to locals) is the dream of every Boston fighter. (more…)



November 8th, 2012

UFC

Strikeforce heads to Oklahoma City Jan. 12

STRIKEFORCE® heads to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12 with three championship fights, plus the return of Oklahoma State University star Daniel Cormier, all televised live on SHOWTIME®. With a collection of some of the best fighters in the world today, STRIKEFORCE has put together a memorable and historic card for the fans in the Sooner State. (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Indio, California

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Gary Russell 126.75 vs. Roberto Castaneda 125
Terrell Gausha 164 vs. Dustin Caplinger 165.5
Errol Spence Jr. 149 vs. Jonathan Garcia 149.5
Marcus Browne 175.75 vs. Codale Ford 176.75
Dominic Breazeale 248 vs. Curtis Tate 238
Rau’shee Warren 117.5 vs. Luis Rivera 117.75
Daquan Arnett 153 vs. Jeremiah Wiggins 151
Manuel Robles 122 vs. Tim Ibarra 117.75
Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime
More photos…



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch says he’ll smash Mack

Live November 17 on PPV & FIGHT NOW TV in U. S.

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

IBF super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (29-2, 21 KOs) defends his title Saturday, November 17 against American challenger Yusaf Mack (31-4, 17 KOs),headlining the”True Brit” event, which will air in the United States live from Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom. “True Brit,” presented by Matchroom Boxing, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3:00 PM/ET – 12:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.

“True Brit” will also be available to view via Fight Now TV, America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel, on Cablevision channel 464 as part of the iO Gold package. Froch graciously answered a series of questions about Saturday’s fight against Mack: (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire-Arce Houston Presser

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Four-time world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and five-time world champion Jorce “Travieso” Arce pose during a press conference to announce their upcoming world Jr. Featherweight championship, Saturday, December 15 at Toyota Center from Houston, Texas, televised live on HBO Championship Boxing. This event is promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate.

Jorge Arce: I want to make this clear, I’m going to win…Nonito is a very good friend, but unfortunately this is business.

Nonito Donaire: This fight has been on and off for the last four years…it’s gonna be bloody, it’s gonna be tough, it’s gonna be rough. This is going to be an exciting fight!

More photos…



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC: Canelo must face Lara-Martirosyan winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has recently mentioned facing major rivals such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and others, but on Tuesday WBC President Jose Sulaiman stated that the next defense of “Canelo” Alvarez must be against the winner of Saturday’s bout between Vanes Martirosyan and Erislandy Lara at Wynn Las Vegas.

“Saul is a boxer who is in the major leagues. He is an idol who has pursued his career the right way, even facing and defeating Shane Mosley. He is a disciplined, dedicated and committed boxer. It is a fact that he has the maturity to face the best pound for pound, Floyd Mayweather or to Jr. Sergio Martinez. But Saul is committed to a mandatory fight with either Vanes Martirosyan or Erislandy Lara, who will be fighting next Saturday for the chance to challenge the world champion. After that “Canelo” can choose who will be his next opponent,” Sulaiman said.



November 8th, 2012

AWE TV

“Tyson” Closes His Sparring with a Bang

Viloria-Marquez is LIVE on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com on November 17

Pushed to the limit and responding without a problem, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez of Hermosillo, Mexico, finished off this past Thursday his sparring sessions with a twelve round test which after Marquez proclaimed himself ready and in great condition for the most important fight of his career. “Tyson” (34-2, 26KOs) will face Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18KOs) on Saturday, November 17th, at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA, with the flyweight WBA and WBO titles at play on a fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions and which will be transmitted live in the United States by WealthTV.com.

In the semi-main event, Nicaragua’s Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will put up his WBA junior flyweight title against Mexican Juan Estrada in a twelve round clash. (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Cockeysville, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch from tonight’s Jonathan Ogden Foundation card at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD:

James Stevenson 146.5 vs Damon Antoine 144.5
Lee Snow 164 vs. Dan Cannaday 160.5
Tyrieshia Douglas 112.5 vs. Sherine Thomas 114.5
Raymundo Elliott 126 vs. Shane Reynolds 130.5
Rolando Chinea 134.5 vs. Ian James 136.5
Kelan Robey 123.5 vs. Unique Harris 119.5

Jeremy Trussell’s bout was knocked off the card when his opponent did not have proper medical documents.



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Helenius-Williams presser

Video by Pasi Taavitsainen

“The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius and Sherman “The Tank” Williams came face-to-face today at The Tiger Club in Helsinki, Finland prior to Saturday’s showdown.

Helenius: “I don´t give predictions. I want to show my fans a good fight. I´m in great shape.”

Williams: “I will take care of business on Saturday. A victory over Helenius in Europe will put me in line for big fights.”



November 8th, 2012

Fightnews.com Poll

Guzman, Allakhverdiev ready to heat up

Acquinity Sports laying a "Beatdown" at the BB&T Center

Photos: Acquinity Sports

The 2012 Presidential election has come and gone with the inevitable comparisons to pugilism fresh on the pages of countless magazines, newspapers, blogs, Tweets and Facebook pages. Yet, South Floridians enjoy the luxury of dispensing with literary metaphors in favor of real boxing thanks to the “campaign” of local promotional powerhouse Acquinity Sports.

Acquinity Sports blasts into the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Friday, November 30th with a one-of-a-kind boxing and music spectacle titled “Beatdown 2012.” Local hip-hop legend and Grammy-nominated performer Flo Rida will delight fans in the 17,000-seat venue flanked by a veritable Murderers’ Row of young rap talent including DMX, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Travis Porter and Waka Flocka

Acquinity Sports boxing promoter Henry Rivalta promises: “additional surprises,” including other “top-tier” artists to be named shortly. Acquinity President Gary Jonas joined Rivalta, stating: “We are very pleased to bring boxing and music at its best to South Florida. This will be an electrifying evening not to be forgotten. We hope boxing fans will appreciate evenly-matched fights and unmatched artists at their peak all in one night, under one roof.”

The boxing promises to be top-tier as well with a scheduled light welterweight championship bout between undefeated former two-time world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) and newly-crowned IBO champion Khabib “The Hawk” Allakhverdiev (17-0, 8 KOs) of Russia. (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Hopkins-Cleverly in the UK?

Oscar de la Hoya wants Bernard Hopkins to face Nathan Cleverly in Britain next year. The President of Golden Boy Promotions met Cleverly for the first time yesterday at an outdoor press conference at the Staples Center. WBO World Light-Heavyweight champion Cleverly impressed the US media when he discussed Saturday’s fourth title defence against Shawn Hawk at the world famous Los Angeles venue. De La Hoya said: “What is very possible is Bernard Hopkins going to Britain to box Nathan. We feel that the UK fans are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable in the world when it comes to boxing. A lot of fighters in the United States are now realising they should go overseas and challenge the best.” (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Mares-Moreno Final Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KOs) and WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (32-1-1, 12 KOs) of Panama City, Panama held the final press conference Wednesday afternoon for Saturday night’s clash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Moreno looked determined and ready as he was brief in speaking as his advisor Sampson Lewkowicz translated. “I am in perfect condition for this Saturday. I am very happy they gave me this great opportunity to be fighting Abner Mares. He’s tough. I need to stay smart and stick to my game plan.”

Mares made his intentions clear for Saturday’s fight. “November 10 I am ready to give you guys another great fight. My team has done a tremendous job with me. It’s been a long way and I have made it being world champion. Now seeing myself fighting on a big stage like Staples Center makes me work harder for my family, brothers, sister, mom, dad, my two daughters and wife. That’s who I am fighting for November 10. I will not disappoint you all.” (more…)



November 8th, 2012

UFC

Takanori Gomi back on track

After 32 professional mixed martial arts wins, the PRIDE lightweight championship, and recognition as one of Japan’s best ever in the sport, it would be understandable if winning fights became a bit of a routine for Takanori Gomi over the years . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Singapore

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos: Brett Bonetti

Chris John 125.8 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 125.3
(WBA World Featherweight Championship)
Daud Yordan 125.7 vs. Choijiljav “Choi” Tseveenpürev 125.4
(IBO Featherweight World Championship)
Arnel Tinampay 154.1 vs Yosuke Kirima 151.6
Muhammad Meeraj 199.7 vs Komgrit Nanakorn 197.0
Syafiq Abdul Samad 152.7 vs James Goyder 152.1
Mohamad Nor Rizan 119.9 vs Wang Xin Hua 122.3
Qiu Xiao Jun 125.8 vs Hwi-Jong Kim 124.7

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Dragon Fire presents World Championship Boxing

(more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Super 8 Final at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Championship boxing returns to Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Saturday night with two world title fights, an IBO All Africa title fight and the eagerly waited cruiserweight Super 8 final. Heading the bill is the final of the Super 8 which will also be for the vacant African Boxing Union cruiserweight title, between Danie Venter and Thabiso Mchunu. The 33-year-old Venter (14-5, 10 KOs) and the 24-year-old Mchunu (12-1, 10 KOs) both former South African champions will be meeting in a return match. In June 2011 Mchunu outpointed Venter over eight rounds but he will be facing a different and more motivated Venter this time. (more…)



November 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Martirosyan, Lara media workout

By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Knockout artists and top-rated super welterweight contenders Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs), a native of Armenia who fights out of Glendale, Calif., and Erislandy “El Oro Del Guantanamo” Lara (17-1-1, 11 KOs), a native of Cuba, who now fights out of Houston, along with undefeated #1 featherweight contender Miguel “Mikey” Garcia, (29-0, 25 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., former world featherweight champion Jonathan “Yoni” Barros (34-3-1, 17 KOs), of Mendoza, Argentina, and undefeated super bantamweight contender and Las Vegas native Jessie Magdaleno (11-0, 8 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., hosted a Las Vegas Media Day Workout at the Top Rank Gym. All five fighters are in their final days of training before they step into the ring for the biggest battles of their lives on Saturday in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. Martirosyan vs. Lara and Garcia vs. Barros will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)

Martirosyan said that he has been sparring 3 days a week at the Wild Card Gym and Freddie (Roach) has helped him with his mental outlook more then anything. He said that Roach is a master strategist and that he has spotted a lot of flaws in Lara’s game. He went on to say that Lara’s people have been mouthing off on Twitter and if they think this fight will be a walk in the park Lara will get knocked out. “I have also heard that the winner of our fight will get a shot at Canelo Alvarez for the WBC title and I want that shot.”

Lara said that he has learned a lot from his trainer Ronnie Shields and that they have also devised a game plan and that he is very happy that this fight is finally going to happen because Martirosyan had turned down this fight twice before. (more…)



November 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Wach trainer rips into Wladimir

De Leon: Klitschko disrespected me

Mariusz Wach trainer Juan De Leon talks about his relationship with Emanuel Steward and how he feels heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko used and disrespected him.



November 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Chambers inks with Main Events; headed to cruiser

Heavyweight contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers, 36-3, 18 KOs, Philadelphia, has decided to campaign as a cruiserweight. It is a move that he believes will bring him a world title belt. “The cruiserweight division is better because I’ll be fighting guys my size,” Chambers said. “I may have had some advantages at heavyweight, but imagine me at cruiser, fighting against someone my own size.”

Chambers hasn’t weighed over 210 pounds for a fight in more than three years, and feels that the move down to the 200-pound cruiserweight limit will make him more competitive and offer greater opportunity for him to become champion. “I want to be a world champion,” Chambers said. “That’s what you set out to do when you start boxing. That’s what I want to be, and I’ve worked my entire boxing career, and most of my life, at that. I want to achieve it. I see that title (belt) wrapped around my waist.” (more…)



November 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Manfredo Jr. comes out of retirement

Last November, Peter Manfredo Jr. stood in the middle of the ring at Reliant Arena in Houston following a knockout loss to world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and announced his retirement. Times have changed. Almost a year has passed since he challenged for the WBC middleweight title. Now Manfredo Jr. is back in Rhode Island – back home where it all began 12 years ago – preparing for his latest comeback attempt under the guidance of his longtime promoter, Jimmy Burchfield Sr.

“The Pride Of Providence” Manfredo Jr. (37-7, 20 KOs) will return to the ring Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Twin River Casino against Rayco Saunders (22-18-2, 9 KOs) of Pittsburgh, Pa., in the 10-round main event of “The Pride Is Back,” presented by Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.

“I didn’t want to go out with the loss I had,” said Manfredo Jr., who returned home this week following six weeks in California with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who, coincidentally, trained Chavez Jr. in his win over Manfredo Jr. “I want to end my career with a win. My dad [Peter Manfredo Sr.] ended with a loss. My uncle ended with a loss. I want to change that.” (more…)



November 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko officially names Banks as new trainer

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By Karl Freitag

Following the tragic death of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has officially named Johnathon Banks as his new head trainer. “Everyone has been wondering who is going to be my next coach, and my first thought about who is going to be the main guy in the corner I knew from the beginning was going to be Johnathon Banks,” Wlad said today during an international conference call. “The man has learned a lot from Emanuel Steward. I met Johnathon the same day I met Emanuel Steward. It was over nine years ago and Johnathon has been learning a lot from the Kronk Gym and Enamuel Steward, everything he got to know about boxing he got to know through Emanuel Steward and through the Kronk Gym. Of course, Johnathon Banks is not Emanuel Steward, he’s Johnathon Banks, so everyone has his own way of doing things.”

In addition to training Wladimir, Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) remains an active heavyweight. Just one week after Klitschko’s fight, Banks will face Seth Mitchell in an HBO bout from Atlantic City.



November 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Reading, PA

The complete lineup has been finalized for the Saturday night’s boxing event at the Riveredge in Reading, PA. The show is promoted by Kings Boxing Promotions. In the main event, Grayson Blake (5-0, 2 KOs) will take on Robert Sockwell (4-2-1, 4 KOs) of East Stroudsburg, PA in a six round Jr. Middleweight bout.

Yordenis Ugas (11-1, 6 KOs) of Miami, FL via Cuba fights Dedrick Bell (7-15, 6 KOs) of Memphis, TN in a six round Jr. Welterweight affair. (more…)



November 7th, 2012




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