Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Abregu-De Caire on April 27 in Argentina?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Welterweight contender Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) will likel face fellow contender Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8 KOs) on April 27 at Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Argentina on the card headlined by Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez and Martin Murray for the WBC middleweight crown. Abregu, who upset top rated Thomas Dulorme in his last fight, is the reigning WBC International and South American champion. The event will be broadcast on HBO.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Welterweight contender Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28 KOs) will likel face fellow contender Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8 …


AWE TV

Price: I can be every bit as good as Wladimir

“He’s probably thinking this will be a walk in the park to fighting Wladimir Klitschko,” said heavyweight contender Davd Price at Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference for his showdown with two-time world title challenger Tony “The Tger” Thompson in Liverpool . “But I want to make him realize that I’ve got as much ability to be every bit as good as Wladimir Klitshcko.” Price and Thompson collide Saturday at the Echo Arena in a pivotal heavyweight matchup that will be televised live starting at 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT by Wealth TV and streamed live on WealthTV.com.

2008 Olympic medalist Price (15-0, 13 KOs) further stated that speed will be the difference in the fight. “My speed holds the key on Saturday night.” He’s facing his biggest test to date against Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs), whose only losses over the past decade have been to world champion Wladimir Klitschko. Both men are large heavyweights with Price standing 6’8 and Thompson 6’5. Wednesday’s press conference was their first meeting.

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“He’s probably thinking this will be a walk in the park to fighting Wladimir Klitschko,” said heavyweight contender Davd Price …



UFC

Josh Koscheck: Learning to Fly

When you’ve been in the UFC for as long as Josh Koscheck has, you can’t remain stagnant. And at 35, fighting isn’t about getting in shape and throwing down like a 25-year-old. Instead, it becomes even more of a chess match, as you figure out when to strike and when to sit back and wait for your opportunities . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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When you’ve been in the UFC for as long as Josh Koscheck has, you can’t remain stagnant. And at 35, …


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Chris Algieri enters the television spotlight

By Mariano A. Agmi; photos by Peter Frutkoff/PeterFrutkoff.com

Junior welterweight prospect Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) returns to the Paramount Theatre in his hometown of Huntington, Long Island this Saturday when he faces fellow prospect Jose “Mangu” Peralta (10-1, 6 KOs) in the co-main feature of the NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” event. This is the biggest fight to date for Algieri, an Argentinean-American who is no stranger to setting lofty goals and then rising to the occasion: The 28-year-old is a former two division ISKA kickboxing champion and holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare science and a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition.

After mastering kickboxing and earning his degrees, the junior welterweight has set his sights on winning a world championship in the ring and following a successful boxing career, hopes to become a doctor. FightNews spoke with the charismatic fighter earlier this week about his love of boxing, his Argentine heritage, and his career aspirations. (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi; photos by Peter Frutkoff/PeterFrutkoff.com Junior welterweight prospect Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) returns to the Paramount …




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Dudchenko headlines Saturday in Montebello, CA

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Southern California-based light heavyweight Anatoliy Dudchenko (17-2, 12 KOs) will look to win the vacant NABA U.S. Light heavyweight title this Saturday when he fights Maryland-based African Sabou Ballogou (8-6, 3 Kos). The scheduled for 10 round main event bout will take place at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California. Ed Holmes will promote the show. Stakes will be high as both fighters have their eyes set on winning the belt which is a WBA regional title. (more…)

Southern California-based light heavyweight Anatoliy Dudchenko (17-2, 12 KOs) will look to win the vacant NABA U.S. Light heavyweight title …


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Donaire-Rigondeaux hit NYC but their April 13 fight may be in trouble

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Photos: Ed Keenan/Top Rank

WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated WBA super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux have arrived in New York City to announce their HBO-televised April 13 world title unification bout at Radio City Music Hall. The fight is scheduled to be officially announced at a kickoff press conference presided over by Top Rank President Todd duBoef. Prior to the presser, the fighters are supposed to pose for photos atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee.

However on Wednesday night Donaire issued an ultimatum to the Rigondeaux camp. Using Twitter, “The Filipino Flash” announced that if Rigondeaux doesn’t sign an agreement for voluntary drug testing, their April 13 showdown in New York City is off. “How much more stalling? They got the translation Tues am and its taking them until Thurs to sign it. Their games end before the press con with the signing of the VADA agreement or the fight is off,” tweeted Donaire, who also tweeted that Rigondeaux’s manager Gary Hyde assured that his client had consented to VADA testing.

Photos: Ed Keenan/Top Rank WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated WBA super bantamweight champion and former …


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Wale Omotoso workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (23-0, ) stretches during training at the Wildcard Boxing Club for his upcoming battle against Jessie Vargas(21-0) in their Welterweight feature fight on the undercard of the Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. vs Ruslan Provodnikov card. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Banner Promotions, Tecate, Bradley-Provodnikov will take place, Saturday, March 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson,Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (23-0, ) stretches during training at the Wildcard Boxing …


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Bundrage-Smith Media Workout

Report and photos by Bob Ryder

Cornelius Bundrage and Ishe Smith went through light workouts at the Bad Boy Gym in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak on Wednesday afternoon in advance of their fight on Saturday night. Semi-main event contestants J’Leon Love and Derrick Findley also did some work for the gathered media. All four appeared to be in fine shape and were ready with some comments on their upcoming fights:

Cornelius K-9 Bundrage: “I ain’t playing, Ishe is in trouble! He came here with nothing and he will go back to Vegas with nothing. When it’s time to fight the dog will bite!”

Ishe Smith: There’s a mutt roaming the streets of Detroit, heard he was an old dog too! Got to get him off the streets, got to clean up the streets here. They think I’m gonna box him but I’m going to take him out! 40 year old barking like a dog, like he’s got rabies!”

J’Leon Love: “No issue for me in taking on Findley rather than McKart. We are prepared and feel great. I’m ready for him to come out aggressively but he’s going to find out J’Leon Love is no Ronald Hearns!” (Findley knocked out Hearns here in Detroit area last October).

Derrick Findley: “You know I resent this build up for Love. He’s ok, but just because you are with Money (Mayweather) does not make you a super star. He hasn’t fought anybody. I was in training to fight Rubio when I got the call to fight Love and I’m ready!” (more…)

Report and photos by Bob Ryder Cornelius Bundrage and Ishe Smith went through light workouts at the Bad Boy Gym …



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Fonfara-Poulard ESPN2 showdown cancelled

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Current IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KO) will not fighting Canada’s Nicholson Poulard (19-3, 9 KO), older brother of former champion Jean Pascal, on March 22 on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” event because of a renewed hand injury. “(Fonfara) has evidence of post traumatic carpal boss, likely due to a fracture of the base of the middle metacarpal that has not completely healed,” wrote Dr Terry R. Light. Best case scenario for the “Polish Prince” will be a four week break from training if the symptoms respond to steroid injections, worst will be approximately a three to six month break, if the right hand of the IBO champ will need surgery. “Andrew’s health is our number one priority. He’s just 25 years old, and he will step into ring only being 100 percent healthy to be ready to defend his title and fight for all the belts in light heavyweight division,” said Team Fonfara spokesman Max Fonfara. The “Polish Prince” has won 10 of last 11 fights by KO – most of his KO’s were a product of his right hand power.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Current IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KO) will not fighting Canada’s Nicholson Poulard (19-3, …


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‘Redemption’ Card Finalized

By Gary “Digital” Williams

We now have the final lineup for the “Redemption” card on Friday, February 22 at the DC Armory. This card is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Promotions and Headbangers Promotions.

Let’s start with the televised portion of the card that will be on ESPN2 beginning at 9 PM ET. There will be three bouts that will be televised. The main event, of course, will be Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO’s) defending his IBF Junior Welterweight championship against former WBO 140-pound titleholder Kendall “Rated R” Holt of Paterson, NJ. The eight-round co-feature remains a battle of undefeated California super bantamweights — Roman Morales of San Ardo (14-0, seven KO’s) vs. Jesus “Pollo” Antonio Hernandez (10-0-3, two KO’s) of Huntington Park.

Fightnews.com has learned that the bout that will open the telecast will feature undefeated DC welterweight David “Day-Day” Grayton who will make his national TV debut. Grayton (2-0, two KO’s) will face Greg Coverson, Jr. of Detroit, MI (3-4, two KO’s) in a four-round contest. Grayton has won both his bouts by first-round TKO. Coverson has lost three straight. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams We now have the final lineup for the “Redemption” card on Friday, February 22 at the …


Boxing News

Weights from New York City

Thomas Dulorme 143 vs. Eddie Brooks 148
Travis Peterkin 175 vs. Thomas Turner 173
Ivan Redkach 138 vs. Sergio Rivera 137
Keisher McLeod-Wells 109 vs. Jacqueline Park 110
Ytalo Perea 247 vs. Ray Lopez 238
Patrick Day 154 vs. Dominque Foster 154
Neuky Santelises 132 vs. Denis Madriz 130
Louis Cruz 141 vs. Demond Brock 143

Venue: Roseland Ballroom, New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment

Thomas Dulorme 143 vs. Eddie Brooks 148 Travis Peterkin 175 vs. Thomas Turner 173 Ivan Redkach 138 vs. Sergio Rivera …


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Boxing Buzz

A contract dispute has nixed Antwun Echols long-awaited return to his hometown. More in the Quad City Times

Amateur boxer Jerimiah Moen died early Wednesday morning, from injuries sustained in a bout Saturday night in East Grand Forks, Minn. More.

Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times has a great piece on the punch – or the footwork – that knocked out Manny Pacquiao, shocking the boxing world in December. According to trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao stepped on Juan Manuel Marquez’s foot. When Marquez’s foot was pulled away, Pacquiao was off-balance – setting up the knockout shot. More in the Times.

 

A contract dispute has nixed Antwun Echols long-awaited return to his hometown. More in the Quad City Times Amateur boxer …



UFC

Court McGee: All That Matters Is That You Show Up

On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Court McGee reached 2,500 days of sobriety.

“Pretty crazy, huh?” he asked me with a laugh, breaking the silence over the phone when he told me how many days it had been since his last sip of alcohol when we spoke a couple of weeks earlier . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Court McGee reached 2,500 days of sobriety. “Pretty crazy, huh?” he asked me with a …


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Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Fred Tukes 145.5 vs. Samuel Colomban 144.6
(Australian welterweight title)
Addisu Tebebu 139.9 vs. Czar Amonsot 138.4
(Australian light welterweight title)
Michael Zerafa 153.7 vs. Adrien Campbell 151.4
(WBC Asia light middleweight title)
Jake Carr 166.4 vs, Jeremy Allan 166.3
Qamil Balla 139.4 vs. N. Kiatsongsang 138
Henry Torres 173.6 vs. Clint Alderton 173

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Barry Michael
Televised: Foxtel
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin Fred Tukes 145.5 vs. Samuel Colomban 144.6 (Australian welterweight title) …


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Time is right for Bute-Pascal

By Dave Spencer

After years of jabs and verbal sparring, it looks like the largest fight in Canadian history between domestic rivals Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal is now imminent, if not immediate. With both fighters approaching the back nine of illustrious careers, it has been decided that now is the time that both freight trains will finally collide inside the ring. Both are former world champions one fight removed from losing their titles and both had mediocre results in what were supposed to be comeback or tune-up fights.

“This fight is bigger than any belt,” Bute’s trainer Stephan Larouche told FightNews about the matchup. “To tell you how big the fight is, we had ESPN here for Stephane Ouellet and Davey Hilton (referring to the 1998 tilt that sold out the Bell Centre), now we’re moving to HBO so it gives you the kind of credibility that’s behind that fight.”

Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel said the deal for the bout is already in place and we’ll know in the next few days as to whether it will be May 25th or in the fall. Click here for more

By Dave Spencer After years of jabs and verbal sparring, it looks like the largest fight in Canadian history between …


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Darchinyan: I will break you the way I made you Donaire!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic Darchinyan spoke to Fightnews and ripped into multi-divsion world champion Nonito Donaire, whom he says is afraid to give him a rematch. Darchinyan is convinced Donaire was lucky in 2007 when he scored the KO win over him.

“Nonito Donaire has shown that he will not give me a rematch and has selected to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13. I don’t think that fight will happen. I scored a good win over former unbeaten Luis Del Valle in my last fight and I will do the same to Donaire. Fight fans around the world ask me on a regular basis ‘when is Donaire going to fight you again?’ Nonito got lucky in 2007 but it would be a different result in 2013. Prove me you are not scared of me. I fought Donaire nearly 6 years ago and since then I want a rematch to prove everyone that he got really lucky. After I became undisputed world champion I told him ‘Let’s fight!’ and the answer was ‘I have already beaten you, why do I have to fight you?’ Three major belts are not enough to fight? He is scared of me that’s why! It looks like he can’t decide who he’s scared of more. Me or Rigo! Lets fight and prove to me you aren’t chicken! I have no problem to take VADA drug testing.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic Darchinyan spoke to Fightnews and ripped into …



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Siyo defends SA junior flyweight title against Silila

By Ron Jackson

Luzuko Siyo makes the second defence of his South African junior flyweight title when he faces interim champion Bongani Silila at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Siyo from Duncan Village but fights out Mdantsane is undefeated and has a record of 10 wins with 8 coming inside the distance. He has been out of action for fifteen months due to a hand injury.

In the interim Silila of Mdantsane who has a reported record of 7-1, 4 KOs, won the interim title in September last year when he outpointed Mfundo Gwyana (14-5-2) over 12 rounds in East London. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Luzuko Siyo makes the second defence of his South African junior flyweight title when he faces interim …


AWE TV

Rogan: I Want To Finish Harrison For Good

Martin Rogan wants to put an end to Audley Harrison’s career this Saturday if the pair clash in the sold-out Prizefighter International Heavyweights III at York Hall, Bethnal Green. The event can be seen next Thursday night in the USA on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com. The Irishman won the first edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament five years ago and that win led to bouts against Harrison and a Commonwealth title challenge to Matt Skelton. Having defeated Harrison in ten rounds Rogan now wants to do the same in three, putting an end to the 2000 Olympic gold medallist’s career in the process.

“Audley has been fooling himself and the British public for too long,” said Rogan. “It’s time to end him once and for all and I would love to be the man to do it. I am desperate to face him again on Saturday and I’ll beat him again and throw ‘A-Farce’ out of boxing for good.” (more…)

Martin Rogan wants to put an end to Audley Harrison’s career this Saturday if the pair clash in the sold-out …


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Tyson Fury to invade New York City

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Unbeaten 6’9″ heavyweight contender and former unbeaten Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KO’s, will make his New York debut on Saturday afternoon, April 20th when he takes on former cruiserweight World Champion Steve USS Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KO’s, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. This fight is an official IBF Heavyweight Voluntary Eliminator fight for the #2 position between #9, Tyson Fury and #12, Steve Cunningham. The winner will become #2 and must meet #1 or the leading available contender to establish the mandatory challenger for Heavyweight King Wladimir Klitschko. The fight will be broadcast at 4PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Sports Fight Night. (more…)

Unbeaten 6’9″ heavyweight contender and former unbeaten Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KO’s, will make …


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Felix Sturm: I will be back

Former 3-Time World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm is eager to come back after a disappointing and controversial decision loss to Australian Sam Soliman in Dusseldorf, Germany, three weeks ago.

Sturm, who celebrated his 34th birthday on the day before the Soliman bout, has by now re-watched the fight and has a clear opinion on his performance. He also commented on the controversy caused by Team Soliman in the days leading up to the February 1st clash, had words of advice for IBF champion Daniel Geale (who has to to face mandatory challenger Soliman next) and gave an insight into his future.

Felix Sturm on…

…the Soliman fight: “I had a great start but I made a huge mistake in the second when I let him of the hook. He was hurt, I could have and I should have finished him. But I let him back into the fight and gave the decision into the hand of the judges. I’m not happy with my performance, especially in the middle rounds. This was definitely one of the worst showings of my career and I’m mad that I couldn’t translate my training form into the ring. I still think, however, that I won the fight. I had so many fans and experts coming up to me, calling me from all over the world, even from Australia, and telling me that I won it. Overall, I’m not happy with my performance but especially with the knockdown in the second round, there is no doubt in my mind that I won the fight. But I can’t change what happened.” (more…)

Former 3-Time World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm is eager to come back after a disappointing and controversial decision loss to …


UFC

TUF Episode 5 results

The Ultimate Fighter® returned on FX with the fifth episode of the season – “The Reflection of Perfection”. The youngest man in TUF™ history, twenty-one-year-old Kelvin Gastellum made quite a debut on Tuesday night submitting Mixed Martial Arts veteran (Robert) Bubba McDaniel, 20-6 in MMA, in the second round. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® returned on FX with the fifth episode of the season – “The Reflection of Perfection”. The youngest …


Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins Philly Workout Quotes

Photos: Jeff Fusco – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins held a Philadelphia media workout Tuesday as he prepares for his March 9 world championship bout against undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud at Barclays Center in Brooklyn which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Here’s what he had to say…

“Tavoris Cloud is an aggressive young fighter. I heard him at the press conference in New York City. He described himself as the Mike Tyson of this era.

“I have been on a path that I keep my body on the right track and duck more punches than I take. I can fight until I am 50 years old. The less you get hit, the more you can speak and count your money.

“I am going to be glad and excited to be at Barclays Center. It is the new Mecca of Boxing in New York. It used to be the hood. Now it is known as ‘Hello Brooklyn.’ (more…)

Photos: Jeff Fusco – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins held a Philadelphia media workout …


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Mares official WBC Challenger of Ponce De Leon?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday at the weekly WBC press meeting, WBC president Jose Sulaiman said that according to the regulations former WBC champion Abner Mares becomes the official challenger of the current WBC world featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon. Sulaiman insisted that when a world champion vacates a belt to move up in weight he immediately becomes mandatory challenger. It’s also known that Golden Boy Promotions is interested in a Ponce De Leon-Mares matchup with a possible date in May.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Tuesday at the weekly WBC press meeting, WBC president Jose Sulaiman said that according to …


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Dulorme returns to the ring this Thursday

By Mariano A. Agmi; photos by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Puerto Rican prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) returns to the ring Thursday after suffering his first defeat as a professional. The 23-year old will headline the DiBella Entertainment “Broadway Boxing” event from the Roseland Ballroom in New York City against Eddie Brooks (9-3, 3 KOs) Phoenix, AZ.

Only a few months ago, Dulorme was considered a sure-shot prospect and Puerto Rico’s fastest rising star. Despite only 16 pro bouts, Dulorme showed the power, speed and poise that reminded some of his countryman the great Felix “Tito” Trinidad. Unfortunately, the title of heir apparent was emphatically shattered on October 27, 2012, when Dulorme stepped up against Argentinean strongman Carlos “El Potro” Abregu for the vacant WBC International welterweight title. (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi; photos by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller Puerto Rican prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) returns to the …


Boxing News

Christopher Martin gets rid of olds ghosts

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Paul Gallegos

It has been a long winding road for twenty-six year old Christopher Martin (25-2-3, 8KOs). From first lacing up the gloves as a fourteen year old kid and now a professional for a little over six years, the correctional officer by the day and married father of two has known success but just recently also has tasted defeat. This coming Friday night, Martin has the opportunity to right one of those wrongs when he faces the man that gave him his first loss, veteran Jose Angel Beranza (35-25-2, 27KOs) of Mexico City in a super bantamweight eight rounder presented by Thompson Boxing at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.

Everything was more than fine the morning of October 1st, 2011, Martin was on the verge of experiencing a series of firsts, his first fight for his new promoter Top Rank, his first fight in Las Vegas and his first time on a major fight card since his first match up against the rugged Berranza was on the undercard of Toshiaki Nishioka versus Rafael Marquez. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photo: Paul Gallegos It has been a long winding road for twenty-six year old Christopher Martin (25-2-3, …


UFC

The Blueprint: Rousey vs. Carmouche

Say hello to the ladies.

On Saturday night, female athletes will compete in the UFC for the first time in history. That is reason enough to tune in, though it is far from the sole reason.

UFC 157 is full of great fights. The main card features “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler’s return to the UFC after nearly a decade fighting elsewhere. It also marks his return to the welterweight division – the same division he competed in during his last UFC stint. His opponent, Josh Koscheck, is one of the best the division has to offer. A win by Lawler makes him instantly relevant in the division. A win by Kos reminds the world that he isn’t going anywhere any time soon. . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Boxing News

Hero’s welcome for new champ Romero in Colombia

Photo: Renzo Novara

Newly crowned IBF super bantamweight champion Jonathan “El Momo” Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) returned to his native Colombia late Monday evening. Romero arrived to Barranquila Colombia Airport late Monday evening and was greeted with a standing ovation by his countrymen and women chanting in Spanish loosely translated to “Long live the champion!” Romero stated that he hoped his first defense could be held in Barranquila, Colombia where he is well known. In terms of now, however, their is still a big party to come for Romero in his native city of Cali where they have been celebrating since his victory Saturday night. Romero, is scheduled to arrive there shortly. (more…)

Photo: Renzo Novara Newly crowned IBF super bantamweight champion Jonathan “El Momo” Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) returned to his native …


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Sulaiman: Drugs are not a major problem in WBC boxing

The following is one of WBC President Jose Sulaiman’s weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From February 17, translated from Spanish:

The world did not end in December last, as some people interpreted the Mayan predictions, but our planet Earth is sending human beings serious messages. A devastating hurricane came over New York. There are constant earthquakes in many countries. A snow storm fell on Boston and New England as never before in known history. The pope resigns and a lightening falls on the Vatican. Two days later a meteorite falls on Russia, leaving 1,000 injured, while one other, 100-times larger, passes close to Earth at 10% distance compared to the moon.

Several countries are in a permanent war while one other provokes an earthquake with an atom bomb testing. Human beings continue creating more and more controversy. Boxing is no exception. The alleged punishment by USADA of Erik Morales for analysis of minimal doses of clembuterol, even when the USADA lab tests were clean, raises a big controversy and confusion in Mexico. Anybody in this country could have clembuterol, as it is natural for those eating meat. Such a sanction has no acceptance in title bouts of the WBC, as the only ones to make the antidoping tests are the WBC itself and the local boxing commissions, whose tests were clean. (more…)

The following is one of WBC President Jose Sulaiman’s weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns that are published in El …


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Boxing Buzz

“It can’t be hard to get me fights there must be some welters who want a shot at my belt y there not happening I don’t know . . .” So goes British champ Frankie Gavin’s tweets on the politics of boxing. The Sun has more.

Former champ Jorge Arce is hitting up the media his thoughts on whether Manny Pacquiao is taking PEDs.  “For sure,” is what he’s saying.

The Nevada Athletic Commission reports that undefeated Mickey Bey Jr. has tested positive for high levels of testosterone. Bey’s testosterone-to-epitestesterone level was tested at 30-1 – Nevada allows a level of 6-1.

MLive.com has an interesting story on the fast-rising, faster-falling career of former boxer Arnie Wells Jr., now 50 and working as a security guard in Flint, Mich. More

“It can’t be hard to get me fights there must be some welters who want a shot at my belt …


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Timothy Bradley workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. trains with trainer Joel Diaz during training for his upcoming World Welterweight Championship against top-rated contender Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Banner Promotions, Tecate, Bradley-Provodnikov will take place, Saturday, March 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. trains with trainer …


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Ready for the action: Sasso vs Vazquez 2

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Certified Public Accountant and law student, the undefeated sensation Edgardo “Sasso” López (6-0-1, 4KOs) is ready to prove that he won the first fight against Orlando Vázquez (5-1-1,1KO), which ended on a majority draw this past November. “I am in great shape and ready for Vázquez. On Saturday, I will not leave any doubts that I will beat him in the middle of the ring,” Sasso stated. Meanwhile, Orlando Vázquez is confident as well to defeat Sasso clearly: “I know what to do; my speed and jab will be the key to win. This time I had a better training and feel ready to go 8 rounds toe to toe with him,” Vázquez stated. (more…)

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto Certified Public Accountant and law student, the undefeated sensation Edgardo “Sasso” López (6-0-1, 4KOs) is ready …


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Unbeaten Johnson in television spotlight

Unbeaten middleweight Tureano “Reno” Johnson (13-0, 10 KOs) will lock horns with Willie Fortune (15-0, 7 KOs) in the eight-round co-main event of ShoBox on Friday night from the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Johnson is from Nassau, Bahamas, although he is currently training in Annapolis, Md., with his trainer Tyrone Jones. As a decorated amateur, Johnson was part of the 2008 Bahamas Olympic Team and was a standout, catching the eye of many boxing insiders for his performances in the Beijing Olympics. He is a connoisseur when it comes to training, obtaining world experience by working alongside the Cuban National Team for the eight years while he lived in Cuba before his own venture into the Olympic ranks. (more…)

Unbeaten middleweight Tureano “Reno” Johnson (13-0, 10 KOs) will lock horns with Willie Fortune (15-0, 7 KOs) in the eight-round …


UFC

The Countdown to UFC 157 Begins Tonight

The Countdown to History Begins Tonight On FUEL TV
Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche prepare for their historic showdown in Anaheim, plus light heavyweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson get ready to do battle in the Octagon – Countdown to UFC 157 premieres tonight at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on FUEL TV – to find FUEL TV in your area, visit www.fuel.tv

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The Countdown to History Begins Tonight On FUEL TV Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche prepare for …


AWE TV

Last Chance Saloon for Thompson

Heavyweight contender Tony “The Tiger” Thompson will be fighting to save his boxing career when he collides with British and Commonwealth champion David Price this weekend. The top ten ranked pair clash over 12 rounds in Price’s (15-0) backyard at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night in a bout that an be seem in the USA on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Thompson (36-2) lost in six rounds to Wladimir Klitschko last summer – his second defeat in world championship challenges against the number one heavyweight and he doesn’t need reminding where his career will be if Price inflicts a second consecutive loss on the Washington DC southpaw. Thompson, 41, said “This is my last chance saloon, but I don’t have to say that. It is clear and the only way I can change that is to win. (more…)

Heavyweight contender Tony “The Tiger” Thompson will be fighting to save his boxing career when he collides with British and …


Boxing News

Donaire-Rigondeaux set for April 13

The April 13 world title unification bout between WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated WBA super bantamweight champion and former two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux will be officially announced on Thursday in New York City. The fight will take place on New York’s biggest stage — Radio City Music Hall — and will be televised on HBO. This marks only the second time Radio City Music Hall has ever hosted professional boxing in its 82-year history. The first fight was the Roy Jones Jr. vs. David Telesco light heavyweight world championship on January 15, 2000.

The April 13 world title unification bout between WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated WBA super …










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