Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Unbeaten heavyweights collide

Main Events announced today that undefeated heavyweights Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (14-0, 10 KOs) and Malik Scott (35-0, 12 KOs) will meet in a 10-round battle on February 23rd at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The clash of unbeaten big men will be the main event of another nationally televised NBC Sports Network FIGHT NIGHT show. Glazkov, originally of Lugansk, Ukraine but now fighting out of New Jersey, is coming off his most impressive career victory, a 4th round TKO of the touted Tor Hamer on December 22. Scott stopped Bowie Tupou in the 8th round last September and this is the first time he has headlined a nationally televised card. The fight is promoted by MainEvents, Goossen Tutor and Star Boxing. Tickets on sale date and prices will be announced shortly.

Main Events announced today that undefeated heavyweights Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (14-0, 10 KOs) and Malik Scott (35-0, 12 KOs) will …


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Broner ready for whatever Rees brings

WBC lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner was asked today during an international teleconference about his preparations for former world champion Gavin Rees on February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. “I don’t need to get acquainted with nothin’ Gavin Rees brings,” said Broner, “because whatever he brings I’m going to be ready for. Like I said before, I don’t watch tape on fighters, I don’t study their best moves, I don’t study their best punch, because at the end of the day if you’ve got your best move or your best punch, all of it means nothing if you can’t land a shot. My main focus is staying sharp, staying focused and being physically prepared for this fight…and I will be!”

WBC lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner was asked today during an international teleconference about his preparations for former …



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Leatherwood returns Jan 19

Jr middleweight prospect Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring January 19th against Chicago native Michael Walker in a scheduled 8 rounder on a card being held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. Leatherwood has never gone longer than rounds as he heads into his first scheduled eight-rounder, but after his last victory — a W6 over Marcos Primera — he was insistent on taking the next step in his career.

“Laying back isn’t my style, I think fans will identify with me because I look to make fights with my opponents and fans can expect me to be aggressive in a scientific way,” Leatherwood said. “I don’t want to rush things, but we have plans to move up the ladder with each and every outing and Mario (Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi) knows I’m always ready to go. I believe as a fighter my priority is winning, but I also have a responsibility to entertain and I know how to accomplish both simultaneously.”

Jr middleweight prospect Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring January 19th against Chicago native …


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Gennady “GGG” Golovkin workout

Photos: Miguel Salazar / Team Golovkin

WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin held a media workout on Wednesday afternoon at The Summit Training Camp with his trainer Abel Sanchez. Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to HBO on Saturday, January 19 as he defends his titles against world ranked “KING” Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, PA. The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” in New York City and will be televised live on HBO. (more…)

Photos: Miguel Salazar / Team Golovkin WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin held a media workout on Wednesday afternoon …




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Burgos aims to continue family legacy

Photos: Carlos Baeza

WBO number-one ranked Jr. Lightweight Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) is finishing up a hard training camp preparing for his WBO world title bout on January 19th against Roman “Rocky” Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City that will be part of a championship tripleheader televised Live on HBO. Burgos has what he has termed the best training camp of his life as he prepares for his second opportunity for a world championship title.

Burgos believes that his past experience of competing for a title will serve him well. Back on November 26, 2010, Burgos dropped a hotly contested decision to Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan in his lone attempt at a world title. (more…)

Photos: Carlos Baeza WBO number-one ranked Jr. Lightweight Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) is finishing up a hard …


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Audley, Walker enter Feb 23 Prizefighter tourney

Former Prizefighter champs Audley Harrison and Martin Rogan are two of the first names in a star-studded line-up for “Prizefighter International Heavyweights III” at York Hall in Bethnal Green on February 23. The pair are joined by American Travis Walker and Brixton’s Ian Lewison on a huge night for British boxing, as Olympic captain Tom Stalker makes his professional debut. (more…)

Former Prizefighter champs Audley Harrison and Martin Rogan are two of the first names in a star-studded line-up for “Prizefighter …


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Price-Thompson undercard announced

Promoter Frank Maloney has put together a talent stacked undercard for his major show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February – including two British title fights. Local idol David Price (15-0) heads the bill when he meets Tony Thompson (36-3) in a 12 round international heavyweight bout, which can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Another Liverpool fighter Kevin Satchell (9-0) will make the first defence of his British flyweight title against exciting Belfast scrapper Luke Wilton (13-2-1). And Bristol’s Darren Hamilton (12-2) risks his British light-welterweight crown against scouser Steve Williams (13-1). That fight has been postponed twice, and Maloney says that the British Boxing Board of Control may strip Hamilton if he pulls out for the second time. (more…)

Promoter Frank Maloney has put together a talent stacked undercard for his major show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday …


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Kameda Bros take aim at world title triple

The boxing brothers Daiki, Koki and Tomoki Kameda held press conference at the Kameda Gym in Japan where they unveiled their goals for 2013. Since this is the “Year of the Snake” the brothers posed with a snake and let it be known that they’re hoping to go down in history as the first three brothers to become boxing world champions.

Koki Kameda (28-1, 17 KOs), the reigning WBA bantamweight champion, stated that he wants to continue to defend the title he won on December 26, 2010.

Daiki Kameda (26-3, 16 KOs), a former WBA flyweight champion, said he wants to become world champion for the second time, calling out WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono.

Tomoki Kameda (22-0, 14 KOs), commented that he wants to be world champion in 2013 and said he hopes WBC #1 rated super flyweight Carlos Cuadras isn;t scared to face him.

The boxing brothers Daiki, Koki and Tomoki Kameda held press conference at the Kameda Gym in Japan where they unveiled …



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Meet Braimah Kamoko from Bukom, Ghana

By Robert Coster
Photos: Golden Concepts Promotions

Bukom is a shantytown 25 minutes from the capital city of Accra, Ghana. Nothing outwardly special about this impoverished village but experts of African boxing know better. Bukom is the birthplace of three world boxing champions- Azumah Nelson, Alfred Kotey, Ike Quartey. The village has been called by one writer “the heartbeat of African boxing” because its people literally worship the fight game and the champions born in this land are the heros of the youth of Bukom who flock to the local gym. The names and pictures of Azumah, Kotey and Quartey are plastered in every corner of the town. And now, The villagers of Bukom are pinning their hopes to have yet another world champion on the broad shoulders of 32 year-old undefeated cruiserweight Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko (24-0, 18 KOs), the current WBO African titleholder. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photos: Golden Concepts Promotions Bukom is a shantytown 25 minutes from the capital city of Accra, Ghana. …


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Belfort is still relevant and dangerous

It’s February 7, 1997, a little over three years since the first UFC. It’s before the current regulations, and competitors are still permitted to fight more than once a night . . . Click here for more by Phillip Ferraro, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

It’s February 7, 1997, a little over three years since the first UFC. It’s before the current regulations, and competitors …


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Pascal-Kuziemski replay on WealthTV Fight Night

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Jean Pascal vs. Aleksy Kuziemski contest that originally aired December 14.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (10PM ET/7PM PT) will present an encore performance of the Jean Pascal vs. Aleksy Kuziemski contest …


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El Halabi returns Saturday

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In April 2011 Rola El Halabi was an undefeated Lightweight boxer (11-0, 6 KOs), waiting in a dressing room to enter the ring for a world championship fight, when her nightmare began. Estranged from a dominating stepfather who previously ran her career and life, she was on the threshold of making a statement by fighting and winning on her own. But she never made it to the ring that night. Her world crashed down around here when Roy Hicham El Halabi entered the dressing room and ordered everyone else to leave, before proceeding to barbarically shoot his stepdaughter in hands, knees and feet.

El Halabi was rushed to hospital, and an almost certain end to a promising boxing career was not as much a concern as the possible loss of her life. While doctors later established that her life would be saved, it very much looked as if her days as an athlete were over.

But the Lebanese-born German proved to be a greater fighter than anyone in the boxing world could have imagined, and on Saturday (January 12) she will return to the ring and fight Italian Lucia Morelli for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Lightweight title, on a show she is herself promoting in the city of Neu Ulm, just across the Donau river from hometown Ulm. (more…)

In April 2011 Rola El Halabi was an undefeated Lightweight boxer (11-0, 6 KOs), waiting in a dressing room to …



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Weights From Woodhaven, New York

“Mean” Joe Greene 156 vs. Calvin Odom 154
Antoine Douglas 163 vs. Stanley Harvey 166
Danny Gonzalez 143.5 vs. Bernel Ayers 143.5
Glenford Nickey 131.5 vs. Benjamin Burgos 131
Carlos Nieves 141 vs. Anthony Smith 145

Venue: Cordon Bleu, Woodhaven, New York
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions

“Mean” Joe Greene 156 vs. Calvin Odom 154 Antoine Douglas 163 vs. Stanley Harvey 166 Danny Gonzalez 143.5 vs. Bernel …


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Perez-Forbes undercard announced

The inaugural event of Golden Boy Promotions’ new boxing series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fl. is just days away and in addition to the main event between former world champions Johan “El Terrible” Perez and Steve “2Pound” Forbes, this Saturday’s FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes card will feature an eight-round light heavyweight co-main event between unbeaten Thomas Williams (11-0, 8 KOs) and Jason Smith (8-1, 6 KOs) as well as a four-round super middleweight fight between 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha (1-0, 1 KO) and Kenneth Schmitz (2-4, 1 KO). Plus, former undisputed heavyweight world champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will be in attendance at the BB&T Center.

The official weigh-in will take place this Friday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET at theBB&T Center Food Court located at Section 130 (One Panther Parkway Sunrise, FL 33323) and is open to the public. For Friday’s weigh-in, please enter through Gate 5, park in Lot B16 and enter the building through the North Patio.

The inaugural event of Golden Boy Promotions’ new boxing series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fl. is just days …


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Curtis Stevens fires back at Ayala

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Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, was training for his upcoming fight with New Haven, CT middleweight Elvin Ayala, 26-5-1, 12 KOs, when he read what Ayala had to say about him on FightNews.com. Many of Ayala’s comments sounded like typical pre-fight trash talk, but one remark struck a nerve in the New Yorker.

“He said that I’m no Arthur Abraham,” Stevens recalled. “Well, I got news for him, I’m a bigger puncher than Abraham. I’m going to wear him down from round one to round ten. If I catch his ass early, it’s going to be over for him. I believe he has to say things like he did to give himself motivation and confidence. So by telling a reporter that I’m nothing like Abraham, he was just psyching himself up.”

Stevens added,”He (Ayala) said he wasn’t ready when he took the fight with Abraham, well he’s had a lot of time to prepare for me, so there better be no excuses when I beat him.” (more…)

Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, was training for his upcoming fight with New Haven, CT middleweight Elvin Ayala, 26-5-1, …


UFC

Field Finalized For The Ultimate Fighter on FX

Tuesdays just got TUF™. On January 22, some of the world’s most talented and determined mixed martial artists will face-off in the most grueling sports tournament on television. Watch as 28 mixed martial arts prospects battle for a coveted spot on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter®, which begins with a special two-hour premiere airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX. (more…)

Tuesdays just got TUF™. On January 22, some of the world’s most talented and determined mixed martial artists will face-off …



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Molina looking to restore reputation

After earning the NABO lightweight belt in July 2010 with an eleventh-round knockout against Henry “Hank” Lundy, John Molina, Jr. (24-2, 19 KOs) looks to restore his reputation with a victory by again claiming the vacant title against the power punching Dannie “Dangerous” Williams (22-2, 18 KOs) at the Pueblo Pavilion in Santa Fe, N.M on Friday.

Molina has been chomping at the bit to get back into the ring since the “aberration,” as he calls it, a first-round TKO against Antonio DeMarco in a WBC lightweight championship bout last September. The Covina, Calif. native protested the referee’s decision to stop the fight to the California State Athletic Commission, based upon having half of his body hanging outside the bottom rope, to no avail.

“It’s my job now to prove everybody wrong,” Molina said in regard to his fight against DeMarco. “I’m sure people are saying John who? but come Jan. 11, I’ll have my chance to turn it all around.”

After earning the NABO lightweight belt in July 2010 with an eleventh-round knockout against Henry “Hank” Lundy, John Molina, Jr. …


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Hernandez-Cabarca WBC officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Gary Ritter will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez (25-2-1, 16 KOs) defends against Panamanian challenger Dirceu Cabarca (13-6, 5 KOs) on Saturday at Deportivo Agustin Millan in Toluca, Mexico State. The three judges are Chris Tellez, Michael Tate and Burt Clements, all from the U.S. The fight supervisor is Eliseo Gonzalez (Mexico).

By Gabriel F. Cordero American referee Gary Ritter will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBC light …


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Serrano-Taylor added to Jan 25 card

Philadelphia’s Raymond “Tito” Serrano (18-1, 8 KOs) will battle Baltimore-based Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (15-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight clash on January 25 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. The Serrano/Taylor bout is the chief support to the 10-round junior middleweight clash between world ranked Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade and former world title challenger Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez. Showtime will televise.

Philadelphia’s Raymond “Tito” Serrano (18-1, 8 KOs) will battle Baltimore-based Emmanuel “The Tranzforma” Taylor (15-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round …


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Bellew-Chilemba in WBC eliminator

Tony Bellew will face Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on March 30 – with the winner setting up a potential clash with ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson. The fight is the last step to a second World title shot for ‘Bomber’ Bellew, who moved through the gears in 2012 with a devastating KO over Danny McIntosh in a British title defence in April, a ninth round stoppage win over Edison Miranda in September and dug deep through a terrible cut against Roberto Bolonti in November to reach this pivotal point in his career. Malawian Chilemba is ranked at number five in the WBC and also defeated Miranda in 2012, one of the 25 year olds 20 wins in his 22 fight career.

Tony Bellew will face Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title …


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Burns fight postponed again

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will not be defending his belt January 26 in Glasgow as planned. “He’s just having a wee rest before his next fight, which should be at the end of February or beginning of March,” manager Alex Morrison told the BBC. Burns was to have fought in December but had two opponents fall out. No opponent had been named for the January bout.

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will not be defending his belt January 26 in Glasgow as planned. “He’s just having …


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FNF deja vu for Usmanee

By Dave Spencer

It was supposed to be the season premier of ESPN Friday Night Fights, a kick-off to a new season of televised fistic fury. What boxing fans got instead was tired reruns with the same old plotlines, the same locales and same the cast of characters. The plotline was a familiar one; a western Canadian fighter from Alberta moves to Montreal to better pursue his career and takes a huge fight in Florida against a Warriors Boxing promoted hometown fighter in front of a South Florida crowd and broadcast across North America on ESPN.

There was a definite feeling of déjà vu to Friday’s telecast in which Arash Usmanee lost a questionable to Rances Barthelemy and walked away with his first career defeat on his record and a sour taste in his mouth. It was the same taste that now retired cruiserweight Dale Brown had after a 2005 IBF cruiserweight in a blatant robbery to O’Neil Bell. Continued

By Dave Spencer It was supposed to be the season premier of ESPN Friday Night Fights, a kick-off to a …


UFC

Ten Best – 2012 Fighters of the Year

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for (hopefully), and here they are, UFC.com’s unofficial list of the top fighters of 2012 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is live from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, January 19, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET. Click here for more info.

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for (hopefully), and here they are, UFC.com’s unofficial list of the top fighters …


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Mariusz Wach Update

After initial denials from his camp, heavyweight Mariusz Wach has confirmed to the Polish newspaper Gazeta Krakowska that he did indeed used anabolic steroids before his November 10th fight with Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany. Wach stated that his greatest suspicion falls on his trainers, but there was also a much larger group who helped him during his training so he’s not sure where it came from. As for resuming his career, Wach said he’s still waiting on the decision of the German Federation for any sanctions, but he plans to rebuild his career in small steps. “I still have some fight in me,” he stated.

After initial denials from his camp, heavyweight Mariusz Wach has confirmed to the Polish newspaper Gazeta Krakowska that he did …


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Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym retires

Former WBA super-bantamweight champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (48-2, 33 KOs), who failed to pass his physical the day before he was to fight Guillermo Rigondeaux last month in Houston, has retired from boxing. Turns out Poonsawat is suffering from a blood disorder called thalassemia and he was advised by doctors to leave the ring, which he has done at the age of 32.

Former WBA super-bantamweight champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym (48-2, 33 KOs), who failed to pass his physical the day before he was …


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San Diego/Tijuana Fight Scene

By Felipe Leon

With the new year at our doorstep, the San Diego/Tijuana fight scene has revved up with planned upcoming shows as well as some of the region’s fighters ready to display their skills around the world.

First up is veteran lightweight Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (25-11-4, 17KOs) of Tijuana who will take on the tough Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (36-8-2, 22KOs) over ten rounds. The bout will mark the second time these two Mexicans meet when back in March of ’11, Dominguez of Culiacan, Sinaloa, won a controversial split decision after dropping Arceo in the third round this upcoming Saturday night. Arceo was able to rebound and finish the off the fight strong. The clash will be the semi-main event of the WBC 108 lbs. title tilt between challenger Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (25-2-1, 16KOs) against Panamanian challenger Dirceu Cabarca (13-6, 5KOs) in Toluca, Mexico. The bout will be televised live in Mexico by TV Azteca and presented by Zanfer. (more…)

By Felipe Leon With the new year at our doorstep, the San Diego/Tijuana fight scene has revved up with planned …


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Salido sharp in workout

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) conducted a public workout Tuesday at the Gimnasio Osuna in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Salido looked fast, strong and focused for his January 19 showdown with undefeated Miguel “Mikey” Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“We’ve been preparing for eight weeks and in the past we’ve worked quickly and we’ve succeeded. We are in the range of the 126 pounds and won’t have problems,” said advisor Sean Gibbons. (more…)

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) conducted a public workout Tuesday at the Gimnasio …


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Rios-Ramos Preview

Always-exciting featherweight Ronny Rios (19-0, 9 KOs), of Santa Ana, Calif., puts his unbeaten record on the line when he faces former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Rico Ramos (21-1, 11 KOs), of Los Angeles, for the vacant NABF title on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California.

The 22-year-old Rios, a stablemate of WBC world champions Abner Mares and Daniel Ponce de Leon is taking a significant leap in class after being steadily stepped up in recent fights. “I’ve been training really hard, and we really want to take advantage of this opportunity that’s been presented to us,” said Rios. “I’m looking forward to a good fight.”

IBF #7/WBA #8 Ramos, 25, captured the WBA 122-pound world title in his 20th pro fight with a spectacular, come-from-behind, one-punch, seventh-round knockout over Akifumi Shimoda in July 2011 is seeking his second consecutive victory since losing the WBA crown in his first defense to Guillermo Rigondeaux 12 months ago. (more…)

Always-exciting featherweight Ronny Rios (19-0, 9 KOs), of Santa Ana, Calif., puts his unbeaten record on the line when he …


Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A important source has informed Fightnews.com that Mexican idol Saul Alvarez has not yet signed a contract for the May 4 Golden Boy Promotions events at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where it is rumored that he could face WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout. The source indicates that the fight is expected to be finalized in the next few days, but apparently hinges on a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr on September 14. The source further states that if Golden Boy can’t assure the bout against Mayweather then Alvarez may prefer another date in the U.S. or even fight in Mexico. Canelo’s manager Eddy Reynoso is already on the record saying that Alvarez could defend his crown in Mexico with the support of HBO.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A important source has informed Fightnews.com that Mexican idol Saul Alvarez has not yet signed a …


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Sturm: “I’m ready for Soliman!”

Photo by Sturm Box-Promotion

Three-Time Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm is currently preparing for his Feb. 1st IBF title eliminator against No. 1 contender Sam Soliman from Australia. The bout will headline a Sturm Box-Promotion event at the ISS Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany, which will feature Susi Kentikian and Maurice Weber among others on the undercard.

The fight will declare the official challenger for the winner of Daniel Geale’s rematch and IBF title defense against Anthony Mundine on Jan. 30th. Geale defeated Sturm by a narrow decision last September to capture Sturm’s WBA belt. He has since relinquished that title in order to face Mundine since the WBA mandated him to face WBA regular titleholder Gennady Golovkin without any further fights.

Sturm has been preparing hard for Soliman in the last couple weeks and begun sparring on Monday. “I’m already in great shape. My condition is there, the speed, the movement”, Sturm stated. “I’m now looking to get the final touch in sparring. I need to beat Soliman to reach my goal of becoming world champion again and getting a rematch with Geale. But make no mistake, I won’t overlook Sam – he is a great and dangerous fighter and the rightful No. 1 contender. But that doesn’t matter when he steps into the ring with me. I promise I will go out victorious. I want to become Germany’s first four-time champion of the world.” (more…)

Photo by Sturm Box-Promotion Three-Time Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm is currently preparing for his Feb. 1st IBF title eliminator against …


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Dannie Williams Seeks Redemption

By Brian Grammer
Photos: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

“Dangerous” Dannie Williams’ life has been a series of second chances. A record of 22-2 with 18 knockouts and seeking a return to the lightweight spotlight, Williams continues to pursue his dream of being a world champion. The former WBC Continental Americas champion lost a tough unanimous decision to then-NABF lightweight titlist, “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy in March 2012, dropping him out of the rankings.

The 2004 national Golden Gloves gold medalist at 132 pounds, Williams amassed a record of 127-27, with one of those wins over an undefeated Brandon Rios. He turned pro in 2005 and had won his first three bouts, all by stoppage.

Life as a young man in North St. Louis then intervened. A conviction for unlawful weapons use resulted in an almost three year stay in a Missouri penitentiary. “They call those places ‘correctional facilities’ for a reason.,” said Williams. “You either get yourself correct or you just end up going back.” (more…)

By Brian Grammer Photos: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions “Dangerous” Dannie Williams’ life has been a series of second chances. A …


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Gutknecht: I’m already in good shape

Current EBU light heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) is ready to defend his title against former WBO World Champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany on February 2. Just a few days ago, Gutknecht and assistant coach Georg Bramowski undertook a fitness test on the treadmill, which the 30-year-old champion passed with flying colors. That test was now followed by an assessment of his all-around punching abilities as a boxer, which includes power, precision and stamina. Again, Gutknecht showed an outstanding performance, which testified that he is already in good shape to defend his title in less than a month. (more…)

Current EBU light heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) is ready to defend his title against former WBO World …


Boxing News

FBHOF Class of 2013 to be announced

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will announce the names of the inductees into the class of 2013 on Saturday at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach, Florida. The event kicks off at 5:30 pm with a cocktail party followed by a buffet dinner, all with an open bar. The formal announcement will take place during the dinner portion. Many former and new inductees will be attending. Confirmed guests include former light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson, former heavyweight champion, Pinklon Thomas, HBO Boxing analyst Harold Lederman, Micky Ward, Howard Davis, Jr., and legendary promotor Don King and more. Starting at 8:00 pm, following the announcement of the inductees, a program of amateur boxing will be presented. Tickets for this Gala Event are reasonably priced at $50, all inclusive. The official induction ceremonies will take place in Tampa on June 21-23.

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will announce the names of the inductees into the class of 2013 on Saturday …


UFC

Ten Best – 2012 Fights of the Year

The unofficial UFC awards season is almost over, so enough yapping, you know what you’re here for – the best fights of 2012 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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“Confesor” defends WBC 108lb belt on Saturday

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC jr flyweight world champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (25-2-1, 16 KOs) will expose his title for the first time against Panamanian Dirceu Cabarca (13-6, 5 KOs) on Saturday in Toluca, Mexico State. Hernandez, in his second run as world champion, is now more mature and focused and plans to keep this belt for a long time and defend it continuously, same as his countrymen Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez (11 defenses as champion in three stages between 1989 and 1995) and Jorge “Travieso” Arce (7 defenses between 2002 and 2004). (more…)

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC jr flyweight world champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (25-2-1, 16 KOs) will expose his title for the …










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