Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Mansour-Alexander Report/Gallery

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photos: Juan Marshall / JM Photography

Eighteen hundred hardcore boxing fans braved ice, snow, and temperatures in the teens to see perhaps the hardest hitting American heavyweight, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour score another devastating knockout at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Mansour (17-0, 13 KOs) gave them what they came for, taking just 24 seconds to crush veteran Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (23-16-1, 11 KOs). In the co-feature, much-avoided heavyweight Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence (19-2-2, 14 KOs) stopped Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-5, 7 KOs), after Brown’s corner would not let him answer the bell for the third round of the scheduled eight round bout. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino promoted the sold-out, seven bout card. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside Photos: Juan Marshall / JM Photography Eighteen hundred hardcore boxing fans braved ice, snow, and …


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Vera-Dzinziruk post fight presser

By Boxing Bob Newman

After a scintillating ESPN2 Friday Night Fights in which both favored headliners lost via TKO, the post fight press conference took place in the Cypress Room at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Main event loser Sergiy Dzinziruk didn’t attend as he was being treated by the ringside physician in his dressing room. On hand were Dzinziruk’s conqueror Brian “The Warrior” Vera, upstart Antoine Douglas, Tony Luis, his victorious opponent Jose Hernandez, co-promoter Greg Cohen, Cohen’s champion guest Austin “No Doubt” Trout and undercard prospect Jose Saenz. All gave their thoughts on their performances and took questions from the gathered press.

By Boxing Bob Newman After a scintillating ESPN2 Friday Night Fights in which both favored headliners lost via TKO, the …



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Bermane Stiverne Ready For Chris Arreola – Predicts KO Win

By James Slater

34-year-old Haitian-born Canadian Bermane Stiverne faces proven contender Chris Arreola in a WBC heavyweight eliminator on March 9th, and the man known as “B.Ware” (who was a no-show at the official press conference last week) is convinced he will not only win, but win in style.

The 6’2, approx 240-pounder is itching to get at Arreola, feeling this fight should have happened “a long time ago.”

“Chris Arreola has already fought for the world title and you’ve gotta respect that, and yes, he is a good fighter, a tough cookie,” Stiverne says. “But he’s never faced anyone like me before. My speed will beat him, no doubt. The fight will definitely end with a KO – in my favour!” (more…)

By James Slater 34-year-old Haitian-born Canadian Bermane Stiverne faces proven contender Chris Arreola in a WBC heavyweight eliminator on March …


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Tilyard ready for Slice

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Shane Tilyard (6-6, 6 KOs) is confident of defeating Kimbo Slice (6-0, 5 KOs) when they clash over four rounds on the undercard of the Daniel Geale vs. Anthony Mundine IBF middleweight title bout at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Tilyard was impressive in sparring sessions with former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson in 2011 when the American was in Australia, preparing for his bout against Alex Leapai. Tilyard is coming off a sensational second round knockout over former Australian champion Colin Wilson who had clashed with former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders and contenders Joe Bugner, Kali Meehan and Shane Cameron. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian heavyweight Shane Tilyard (6-6, 6 KOs) is confident of defeating Kimbo Slice …




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Chad Trahan Speaks On Training With WBO Middleweight Champ Peter Quillin

By James Slater

Southpaw middleweight prospect Chad Trahan has enjoyed the experience of working in a Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. camp in the recent past, and this past week, the unbeaten 33-year-old has been sparring hard with WBO middleweight champ Peter Quillin at the famous Wild Card gym in L.A.

“Kid Chocolate” Quillin (28-0, 20 KOs) is of course getting ready to defend his belt against Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KOs) at the Barclay’s Centre in New York; while Trahan (6-0, 5 KOs) has his own fight coming up, and he used the valuable time at Freddie Roach’s gym to ready himself for a scheduled 8-rounder in Miami in March. (more…)

By James Slater Southpaw middleweight prospect Chad Trahan has enjoyed the experience of working in a Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. …


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Abraham vs. Stieglitz II on March 23 in Magdeburg

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

According to different sources in Germany the re-match between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs) and former titlist Robert Stieglitz (42-3, 23 KOs) is set for March 23rd in Stieglitz’ adopted home Magdeburg. Promoters Sauerland Event and Sports Event Steinforth (SES) have not confirmed the date yet but Stieglitz has a re-match clause from their first fight which Abraham won by unanimous decision in August 2012 in Berlin. After winning the title Abraham made a voluntary title defense in December stopping Frenchman Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) in 8. Stieglitz will have a tune-up bout for the re-match against “King Arthur” tonight in Barcelona against Michal Nieroda (10-2, 5 KOs). Assuming that Stieglitz beats Nieroda and doesn’t get injured, Sauerland and SES are expected to officially announce Abraham vs. Stieglitz II at a press conference next week.

By Malte Müller-Michaelis According to different sources in Germany the re-match between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 …


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Selcuk Aydin ready to shine

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Turkish welterweight contender and former WBC Silver champion Selcuk Aydin reenters the big stage in the USA tonight against Mexican tough-guy Jesus Soto Karass in the co-feature of the WBC light welterweight championship between Lucas Mathyssee and Mike Dallas Jr. at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. It will be Aydin’s second appearance on Showtime in a row. In his last fight in July 2012 the hard-hitting Turk lost by unanimous decision to Robert Guerrero but made “The Ghost” work hard for his money. “I will be a lot better than I was against Guerrero”, says Aydin. “I was unexperienced back then. I didn’t reach the top of my game. I feel stronger and more explosive now.”

After losing to Guerrero Aydin changed his coach. He is working with David Haye’s trainer and manager Adam Booth now and prepared for the fight against Soto Karass at the Hayemaker gym in London. “Adam Booth is an excellent trainer. It feels good to have him in my corner,” states Aydin. (more…)

By Malte Müller-Michaelis Turkish welterweight contender and former WBC Silver champion Selcuk Aydin reenters the big stage in the USA …


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Kimbo Slice poised for Aussie debut

Global icon fighter Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson (6-0, 5 KOs) , who’s promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, is less than a week away from his highly anticipated 4-round bout against QLD Heavyweight champion Shane Tilyard. The bout takes place at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, on Wednesday, January 30, as the co-feature on the undercard of Mundine vs. Geale II.

Gary Shaw believes Kimbo Slice’s mass appeal to connect with fans is unique and he expects those watching on PPV will get their money’s worth. “Every time Kimbo Slice is about to fight the whole world waits in anticipation to see what he’s going to do against his opponent,” said Shaw. “One thing you can always count on is Kimbo going for the knockout. He throws with bad intentions.”

Global icon fighter Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson (6-0, 5 KOs) , who’s promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, is less …



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Predictions: UFC on FOX 6

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another network television edition of the Downes Side! This issue is particularly special because the UFC has recognized my accomplishments and has invited me to attend the live event. They’ve even set me up with five star accommodations (my parents’ house). . . . Click here for more by Dan Downes

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Morales stays unbeaten

On Friday night Gary Shaw Productions and the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., enjoyed another cell out crowd for their show titled “Central Coast Championship Night.”
 
The main event featured undefeated super-bantamweight standout Roman Morales (14-0, 7 KOs) vs. Jose Iniguez (6-15, 1 KO).  Morales, known for his great body punching, used all his tools to come out victorious against Iniguez.  After five dominating rounds, Morales ended the bout with a vicious body shot.  With the win, Morales looks to march on toward a regional title, a shot he hopes to get by the end of the year. (more…)

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During the press conference for Saturday’s world title defense in Chihuahua, Mexico, IBF female flyweight champion Ava Knight challenged former male world champion Edgar Sosa to fight her in a four round exhibition.

Promoter Bob Arum says that Marquez-Pacquiao 5 could take place in Macao or Singapore.

Golden Boy has reportedly sent a $3 million offer to Top Rank to make a fight between Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares. No options or catch weights are involved and the fight would take place in May or June.

Heavyweight David Haye said Friday that he’s looking to unify all heavyweight belts, starting with WBC titleholder Vitali Klitschko, then a revenge fight against WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO king Wladimir Klitschko.

During the press conference for Saturday’s world title defense in Chihuahua, Mexico, IBF female flyweight champion Ava Knight challenged former …


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Andrade outpoints Hernandez

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten Olympian and IBF/WBO #3 jr middleweight Demetrius “BooBoo” Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (30-4, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. Andrade dominated more and more as the bout progressed, dropping Hernandez in round six en route to a shutout 100-89 verdict on all three cards.

Welterweight Emmanuel Taylor (16-1, 11 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round TKO over Raymond Serrano (18-2, 8 KOs). The bout ended with Taylor punishing Serrano on the ropes. Time was 1:42.

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Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten Olympian and IBF/WBO #3 jr middleweight Demetrius “BooBoo” Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten …



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Vera stops Dzinziruk in tenth round

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Middleweight upset artist Brian Vera (22-6, 13 KOs) has done it again, scoring a tenth round TKO over former WBO jr middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-2-1, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. Dzinziruk, coming off a September draw to Jonathan Gonzalez, was dropped twice and battered in round one by the hard charging Vera, who was a participant in the third season of The Contender. Vera continued being the stalker and landed his right hand at will for the next two rounds. In the fourth round Dzinziruk began to use his jab and movement that was starting to frustrate Vera and the fight was more competitive after that . In the eighth round it looked like Vera would stop the Ukraine when he had him trapped in the corner and the referee was ready to jump in. Dzinziruk to his credit countered and weathered the storm. (more…)

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Middleweight upset artist Brian Vera (22-6, 13 KOs) has done it …


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Mansour Destroys Alexander

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photos: Juan Marshall

Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (17-0, 13 KOs) blasted out Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (23-16-1, 11 KOs) with a barrage of power shots just 24 seconds into the opening round of a scheduled ten round heavyweight bout on Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Two brutal rights to the body of Alexander set up a four-punch barrage to the head from Mansour. Alexander went down and could not beat referee Vic DeWysocki’s ten count.

WBC #15 heavyweight Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence (19-2-2, 14 KOs) stayed busy with a second round TKO over Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-5, 7 KOs). Brown’s corner stopped the bout after round two of the scheduled eight rounder.

Edgar Santana (27-4, 18 KOs) dropped Eddie Soto (12-6, 4 KOs) twice with brutal body shots, stopping him at 1:36 of the second round of a scheduled eight round welterweight bout. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside Photos: Juan Marshall Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (17-0, 13 KOs) blasted out Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (23-16-1, …


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Boxing Buzz

The UFC might finally be headlining shows in New York. A big push to get the sport of MMA legalized in the state of New York is in effect. UFC boss Dana White is so confident that the ban on MMA will be overturned, that he’s put Madison Square Garden on hold for a night in November.

Daniel “Real Deal” Geale tells the Daily Telegraph why Anthony Mundine hasn’t got a chance against him. Check out his success story. |more|

Speaking of Down Under, longtime Australian boxing trainer Peter Blake has passed away.  |more|

Heavyweight boxing legend Jack Johnson is back in the news. Well-known documentarian Ken Burns is at work producing and directing a mini-series about Johnson.

Quincy, MA lightweight Ryan Kielczewski, who fights this Saturday in Albany, N.Y., is the subject of a big piece in his hometown paper. |more|  Another hometown paper, the Duluth News Tribune, has a piece about local hometown pros Andy Kolle, R. J. Laase and Winston Anderson. |more| In Bakersfield, California, the sports pages are all about Michael Dallas, Jr., who takes on Lucas Matthysse on the Showtime card from Vegas. |more|

The UFC might finally be headlining shows in New York. A big push to get the sport of MMA legalized …


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Matthysse, Dallas make weight

Photos: Craig Bennett / SHOWTIME

Lucas Matthysse 138.5 vs. Mike Dallas Jr. 139.5
(WBC interim super lightweight title)
Selcuk Aydin 149.5 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 148
* Aydin .5 heavy
Jermell Charlo 153.5 vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 153.5

Francisco Vargas 131 vs. Ira Terry 129
Errol Spence 149 vs. Nathan Butcher 148.5
Julian Williams 154.5 vs. Jeremiah Wiggins 151
Julian Ramirez 124 vs. Juan Sandoval 124
Jermall Charlo 154 vs. Joshua Williams 153.5
Chad Bennett 152.5 vs. Ben Ankrah 146.5
Will Sands 150 vs. Harb Begay 157

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime photos

Photos: Craig Bennett / SHOWTIME Lucas Matthysse 138.5 vs. Mike Dallas Jr. 139.5 (WBC interim super lightweight title) Selcuk Aydin …



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UFC on FOX 6 at the scales

At the scales for UFC on FOX 6, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson and the light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira, airing live on FOX from the United Center in Chicago, IL at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see a prelim bout at 4:35pm ET / 1:35pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
John Dodson (124) VS Demetrious Johnson (125)

FOX MAIN CARD
Glover Teixeira (206) VS Quinton Jackson (204)
Donald Cerrone (155) VS Anthony Pettis (155)
Ricardo Lamas (145) VS Erik Koch (145)

FX FIGHTS
Matt Wiman (156) VS TJ Grant (155)
Hatsu Hioki (146) VS Clay Guida (146)
Pascal Krauss (171) VS Mike Stumpf (170)
Vladimir Matyushenko (205) VS Ryan Bader (205)
Shawn Jordan (251) VS Mike Russow (256)
Sean Spencer (186) VS Rafael Natal (185)

ONLINE FIGHT
David Mitchell (171) VS Simeon Thoresen (171)
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GSP Returns To Montreal – Tickets On Sale This Week
The welterweight title is on the line as champion Georges St-Pierre defends the belt against Nick Diaz! UFC 158 live at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday, March 16 – public onsale starts tomorrow at Noon ET

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Johnson vs Dodson For The UFC Flyweight Title, Plus More Big Fights Tomorrow on FOX Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends …


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Luis leads way for Ontario boxers

By Dave Spencer

While it has been Quebec that has traditionally fuelled the Canadian boxing engine, a handful of the province’s cross-border rivals from Ontario are facing pivotal showcase fights in the very near future. Starting tonight with super-lightweight Tony Luis who will be featured on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, Ontario pugilists are stepping up both profile wise and competition wise in what will be huge contests for a number of fighters.

Luis of Cornwall Ontario along with Tyler Asselstine, Logan McGuinness, Denton Daley, and Ottawa based Andrew Gardiner all face pivotal battles in the next month that will go a long way in telling just where they stand moving forward.

When 25 year-old Tony Luis (15-0 7KO) signed with American promoter Greg Cohen last year, it was exactly for fights like tonight’s contest with Jose Hernandez that the undefeated fighter needed to jump-start his nearly five year old career; a national television appearance in a co-starring role against a formidable opponent in Jose Hernandez. More…

By Dave Spencer While it has been Quebec that has traditionally fuelled the Canadian boxing engine, a handful of the …


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Donald Cerrone: No Limits

Some may call Donald Cerrone reckless, both in and out of the Octagon. And that may be entirely accurate.

When it’s fight night and he’s throwing hands with his fellow lightweights, he’s not afraid to leave his chin exposed for a second or two or drop his hands if it means getting his opponent to engage in yet another Fight of the Night bonus winning bout. When the fight’s over, you won’t see him relaxing on a beach somewhere or getting in a few rounds on the golf course. Instead, it’s usually something that will give UFC president Dana White nightmares, like wakeboarding or mountain climbing, or maybe even a return to an old endeavor of his, bull riding. . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Some may call Donald Cerrone reckless, both in and out of the Octagon. And that may be entirely accurate. When …


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Weights from Chihuahua

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hugo Cazares 120 vs Rey Pérez 120
vacant WBC international super bantamweight title
Ava Knight 110 vs Susana Vázquez 110
vacant WBC Silver female flyweight title
Oscar Molina 152 vs Héctor Mendoza 152
Abdiel Ramírez 135 vs Héctor Márquez 165
Jorge “Demonio” Cota 156.20 vs Óscar Solís 156

Venue: Manuel Bernardo Aguirre UACH Gym
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Kochul Montiel Productions and Goosen Tutor
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Hugo Cazares 120 vs Rey Pérez 120 vacant WBC international super bantamweight title Ava Knight 110 …


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Weights from Morelia, Michoacan

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Jorge Paéz Jr 148 vs Francisco Fuentes 148
Felipe Orucuta 115.5 vs Fernando Lumacad 115.5
Francisco Rodriguez 111.5 vs TBA (Vargas can’t make weight)
Alejandro González 168 Vs Gabriel López 170

Venue: Auditorio Bicentenario de Morelia
Promoter: Zanfer y Márquez Promotions
TV: TV Azteca

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Jorge Paéz Jr 148 vs Francisco Fuentes 148 Felipe Orucuta 115.5 …


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Weights from Boston

Danny O’Connor 146 vs. Derek Silveira 143
Ryan Kielczweski 133.5 vs Washington Hago 134
Billy Traft 173 vs Joe Powers 173
Russell Lamour, Jr. 161 vs Luis Viramontes 160

Venue: TD Garden (formerly known as the Boston Garden)
Promoter: Al Valenti
First bout 7:00 pm

Danny O’Connor 146 vs. Derek Silveira 143 Ryan Kielczweski 133.5 vs Washington Hago 134 Billy Traft 173 vs Joe Powers …


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Juanma weighs in at 134

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best

Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez weighed today 134 pounds, seven days before his return to the ring next February 2 at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum when he faces Aldimar Silva Santos in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank, to be broadcasted live and exclusively on DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico and the United States. Juanma Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs), a former super bantamweight and featherweight champion, weighed today, a week before the official weigh in, 134 pounds before training, showing his good condition. Lopez will headline the show facing Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs), from Brazil, in a fight scheduled for 10 rounds at 128 pounds. Lopez is #5 ranked by the WBO in the featherweight division.

“I’m still training hard because I want to show that I can be a world champion again,” Lopez said. “We are working for a long time and now it’s the time to make the weight next Friday and to fight on Saturday (February 2).” (more…)

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez weighed today 134 pounds, seven days before …


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Denis Boytsov update

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

According to German newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt” unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) will face Marcelo Luis Nascimento (16-4, 14 KOs) on February 17th in Schwerin, Germany. It would be Boytsov’s first fight in ten months. The 26-year-old Russian has been sidelined due to legal issues which might force him out of the fight against Nascimento, too. Boytsov was promoted by Universum Box-Promotion since starting his career in 2004. When the former promotional powerhouse officially filed bankruptcy in November 2012, Denis Boytsov started considering himself a free-agent. But promoter Waldemar Kluch who bought Universum from Klaus-Peter Kohl in 2011 claims he still has an exclusive contract with the hard-hitting Russian. “I haven’t been contacted regarding this fight in February”, states Kluch according to German website boxen-heute.de. “And I will certainly not give him permission to step into the ring. We have a valid contract. He can fight at my shows or he will not fight at all until his contract expires in 2016.”

By Malte Müller-Michaelis According to German newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt” unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) will face Marcelo …


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Dallas: I’m just going to leave it all in the ring

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Mike Dallas Jr. has a lofty task in front of him when he steps in the ring against hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse on January 26. Well aware that the Argentinean is one of the most feared power punchers in all of boxing, the 26-year-old appears unfazed by the pressure of stepping into the ring with the interim WBC light welterweight champion.

“They say he’s the most avoided 140 pounder but I’m not scared of him,” Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs) said during a media workout in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Dallas Jr. may be stepping into the ring Saturday with a healthy amount of confidence, but don’t think for one second that he’s a fool. He’s paid very close attention to Matthysse and figures that he’s found the formula to upend the fighter that many believe should still be undefeated despite highly controversial losses to Devon Alexander and Zab Judah. Despite those losses, Matthysse has ran roughshod over his opponents and hasn’t won a fight by decision since 2008. But with Virgil Hunter in his corner, Dallas Jr. believes he has the formula to upset Matthysse on Saturday. (more…)

By Andreas Hale Photos: Mary Ann Owen Mike Dallas Jr. has a lofty task in front of him when he …


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UFC on FOX 6 Weigh-in alert

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Braekhus to face Mia St. John

WBA, WBC & WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) will defy a WBC order to face Holly Holm and instead take on 45-year-old Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark on April 13. The WBC had told Braekhus’ promoter Sauerland Event and Holm’s promoter Frequez Productions to commence negotiations with a pending purse bid if the parties are unable to reach an agreement. It was also announced that Braekhus has signed a contract extension with Sauerland.

WBA, WBC & WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) will defy a WBC order to face Holly …


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Mosquera wins by DQ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Vicente “Loco” Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Francisco Contreras (18-3, 13 KOs) by disqualification in this sixth round on Thursday night at the Hotel RIU in Panama City, Panama. Contreras was DQ’d for repeated holding.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Vicente “Loco” Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Francisco Contreras (18-3, 13 KOs) by …


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Andre Dirrell returns Feb 2

Former Super Six contestant Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) returns to action on Top Rank’s February 2 show at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Dirrell, whose only loss is a split decision to current IBF champion Carl Froch, is facing TBA.

Also on the card is undefeated middleweight Matt Korobov (18-0, 10 KOs), Andre Dirrell (20-1, Flint, MI) and unbeaten jr welterweight Ivan Najera (8-0, 7 KOs) in separate bouts. In the headliner Jose Felix (22-0-1, 18 KOs) meets Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight contest. Undefeated super featherweight Casey Ramos (16-0, 5 KOs) takes on Hardy Paredes (15-11, 9 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

Former Super Six contestant Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) returns to action on Top Rank’s February 2 show at the …


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Ramona Kuehne back in action

Photos: Team SES / P. Gerke

“I’m glad twice: First, I can finally take action in the competition events, and secondly I’m boxing in the capital of Brandenburg. It’s like a home game and a tribute to my fans,” said WBO, WIBF and WBF super featherweight female world champion Ramona Kuehne (19-1, 6 KOs) on the date for her next title defense. On Saturday, March 2, Ramona climbs the into the ring to defend her belts in the MBS arena of Potsdam, Germany.

For one year, the 31-year-old champion couldn’t contest a fight. Most recently, she stopped Renata Domsodi in the 8th Round in Offenburg back in January 2012. In May 2012 the native Berliner was operated on for a cruciate ligament tear in the knee. After the successful rehabilitation phase Kuehne could re-enter rehab training last summer. Now the world champion is preparing for the title fight in Potsdam. (more…)

Photos: Team SES / P. Gerke “I’m glad twice: First, I can finally take action in the competition events, and …


Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Silva

By Felipe Leon

After his great performance against Alfredo Angulo, twenty-year old Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-3-2, 15KOs) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, has been tapped by Golden Boy Promotions and asked to travel to Los Angeles, CA, to sign an exclusive promotional company with Oscar De La Hoya’s company. Despite being a losing effort, Silva, who usually campaigns in between 140-147 lbs., fought valiantly and took everything that Angulo dished out and even seemed to hurt the former interim WBO super welterweight champion last December 15th at the Staples Center on the undercard of Khan-Molina. Silva will return to the ring in March, more than likely in the United States and in his natural weight division of 140 lbs.

By Felipe Leon After his great performance against Alfredo Angulo, twenty-year old Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-3-2, 15KOs) of Tijuana, Baja …


UFC

Matt Hughes retires, named UFC’s VP of Athlete Development and Gov. Relations

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

After months of speculation, UFC officially announced the retirement of Matt Hughes as the fighter and welcomed Matt Hughes the executive. Hughes was named the Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations today at the UFC on Fox 7 press conference.

“I love this sport and the new position is the best way for me to stay in it,” Hughes said. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. After months of speculation, UFC officially announced the retirement of Matt Hughes as the fighter …


Boxing News

Q&A: IBF featherweight champ Billy Dib

Photo: Werner Kalin
Photo: Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Fightnews spoke to IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib who says he is expecting a tough fight on March 1st at the MGM Casino at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut against Cuban Olympian Luis Franco and is also confident he will defeat WBA champion Mikey Garcia if ever they fight. Also his promoter 50 CENT has big plans for Dib for a fight in Dubai.

Your IBF title defense against Luis Franco has been confirmed on March 1st. Have you seen the Cuban Olympian in action? How dangerous is he?

He’s dangerous. He’s earned his shot. People have to remember that when a challenger fights for a world title, that’s everything. Most times, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. That’s what type of challenger a champ faces every time. A hungry, determined and sometimes desperate opponent who is willing to do anything to win. In short, I will need to be at my absolute best to win. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews spoke to IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib who says he is expecting …


Boxing News

Matthysse-Dallas Presser Heats Up

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

If you were unfamiliar with the events leading up to Saturday’s WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion showdown between champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KOs) and Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs), it’d be easy to get the fighters’ roles mixed up.

At Thursday’s final press conference, Matthysse was a fan of few words, spending no more than a minute at the podium during his time to talk.

“I’m in great shape and I am ready to fight,” Matthysse stated. “What else can I say? Bring it on. This is a very important fight for me not only to win, but to look good.”

“The Silent Assassin,” on the other hand sounded like a man who had a full fight camp when it was his turn, not a man taking a short notice bout. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Photos: Mary Ann Owen If you were unfamiliar with the events leading up to Saturday’s WBC …










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