firstname.lastname@example.org Continuously updated all day, every day!
By James Slater Photos: Scott J. Raven Today at The MEN Arena in the city of Manchester, heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko ...
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Panamanian southpaw Jezreel Corrales (20-1-1NC, 8 KOs), 130, astoundingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama ...
By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Busy-punching Japanese warrior Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KOs), 115, retained his WBA super-flyweight belt by winning a ...
- Ortiz-Berto Final Press Conference
- Magomedov faces Hernandez on May 21
- Jack-Bute/DeGale-Medina Final Presser
- WBC champ Fernando Vargas fails drug test
- Spike TV Weights from Atlantic City
- Hughie Fury ready for Kassi test
- Martinez-Lomachenko NYC Press Conference
- Countdown to UFC 200: Brock Lesnar era
- Martinez-Lomachenko ticket alert
- Bauwens - Karaxha: for the pride of Flanders
- "Piquet" Martinez to face Felix Verdejo
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.
Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions
Ji-Hon Kim 135.0 vs Alisher Rahimov 134.5
Brandon McCrary 229.5 vs Ed Fountain 216.5
Steve Kollin 145.5 vs Chris Rapa 147.0
Joel Godfrey 209.5 vs Vince Thompson 236.5
Julius Fogle 177.5 vs Ryan Coyne 177.0
Nick Fannin 130.5 vs Samir Simpson -Bey 131.0
Mitchell Harris 198.5 vs Ian Warren 199.0
Charon Spain 145.0 vs Leon Spinks lll 143.5
Venue: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Missouri
On Saturday in Quartu S. Elena (Cagliari), Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show with 2 titles on the line. European Union welterweight champion Luciano Abis (32-2-1, 15 KOs) will defend his title against Polish Rafal Jackiewicz (40-10-1, 20 KOs). This fight is a rematch. In February of 2009 in Poland, Jackiewicz beat Abis on points for the European title.
European Union super middleweight champion and WBC #12 and WBO #15 Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (21-1, 12 KOs) will defend his title against Spanish Jose Maria Guerrero (29-3-1, 11 KOs).
On the undercard former European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (32-5-4, 12 KOs) will fight David Kanalas on 6 rounds.
Sportitalia 2 will broadcast the show live from 9 PM.
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. gets his hands taped during a jam-packed media day Thursday in preparation for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. For more details and photos click here…
Emmanuel Lucero has stepped in to face unbeaten rising star Joel Diaz on June 2 at the Emerald Queen Casino as part of Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 87” card in Tacoma, WA. Lucero (26-10-1, 14 KOs), who made headlines in 2003 when he faced boxing legend Manny Pacquiao for the IBF super bantamweight championship, replaces Guillermo Sanchez (13-6-1, 5 KOs).
“These kinds of things happen in boxing,” promoter Brian Halquist said of the withdrawal. “Sometimes the replacement fight ends up being much better; and that is certainly the case in this situation. I’m glad we were able to get a suitable replacement and one that has a reputation for making great fights. Plus he has fought the best fighter on the planet, not to mention everybody and anybody along the way. I thank Emmanuel Lucero for his willingness to take on a bright young star like Joel Diaz on short notice. This has the making of one of the best fights we have had in a long while.”
Tickets start at $25 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets (including online) or by visiting the EQC box office. The doors open at 6p and the first bell is at 7p.
By Miguel Maravilla
Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs) made it clear to everyone at the press conference last month at the J.W Marriot at LA Live in Los Angeles, that he would be going to Pluto for his upcoming fight with former world champion Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs) next Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. With a little over a week to go, Quillin looks ready for his mission to Pluto as he worked out for the media at the Wild Card Gym, in Hollywood California.
“This has been the best training camp I have ever been a part of with Eric and Freddie working with me, also doing strength and conditioning taking the work to another level,” Quillin told Fightnews.com
“He is ready to go, he is at his peak, the step up in class had to come sooner or later, Eric and I have put in the time to prepare him for Winky as well as the next level,” Freddie Roach told Fightnews.com (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
When Andre Berto tested positive last week for a banned substance for his rematch with Victor Ortiz, (29-3-2, 22KOs) revenge would be out of the picture for Berto and Ortiz was left without an opponent. This would have been the second fight in a row that would have been scratched for Victor Ortiz as last February’s rematch with Berto was postponed, due to a torn bicep injury suffered by Berto to what was supposed to be June 23. When the news broke about Andre Berto failed his drug test, that left Golden Boy Promotions along with Ortiz’ manager, Rolando Arellano scrambling for an opponent. Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs) was already slated to fight on June 22 against Kendall Holt on ESPN Friday Night Fights, but that fight was also cancelled when Holt pulled out of the fight. It was reported Sunday that Josesito Lopez would step in as Andre Berto’s replacement.
The press conference kicked off Wednesday to officially announce “Vicious” Victor Ortiz of Oxnard vs. Riverside’s California’s Josesito López at the Staples Center Starr Plaza for their June 23 bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will be televised live on Showtime. (more…)
Shane del Rosario is probably tired of talking about the worst year of his life, but he does it anyway. And when you hear him relate the details of his recovery from an April 2011 car accident in which he was blindsided by a drunk driver, losing nearly 14 months of his career as he recovered from injuries that ranged from several herniated to bulging discs in his back, you don’t hear any sense of ‘why me?’ though he would be more than entitled to feeling that way . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .
For more on the UFC or UFC on Fuel, visit UFC.com
Boxncar Promotions has confirmed that UBO lightweight beltholder Mason Menard (19-1, 14 KOs) will make the first defense of his title on June 16 at the Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana against dangerous challenger “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-3-2, 10 KOs). Menard won the UBO title in August 2011 when he impressively stopped former WBO world title challenger Joseph Laryea from Ghana in four rounds, and he has since stayed busy with clear victories in non title fights over Rynell Griffin and Herbert Quartey. Residing in nearby Rayne Louisiana, Menard can expect massive support from his loyal fans on June 16. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Heavyweight contender Riverside’s Chris “The Nightmare”Arreola (35-2, 30KOs) will be returning to the Staples Center on Saturday, June 23 on the undercard of Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez. Arreola was on hand at Wednesday’s press conference to officially announce Ortiz vs. Lopez and his role on the undercard.
“It’s an honor to be fighting at the Staples Center again. The last time I left here I was dejected. I was in tears because I had just lost the biggest fight of my career. It was embarrassing, but I’m going to leave here with my hands in the air on June 23,” Arreola said at the press conference. (more…)
An important eight-round light-heavyweight attraction has been added to the June 1 boxing card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. Hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and upset artist Darnell Boone (19-18-3, 8 KOs) meet in an eight-round rematch which could jump-start one of their careers. In the first fight between Kovalev and Boone on Oct. 10, 2010, in Atlanta, Kovalev was fortunate to escape with an eight-round split decision. All three scorecards were 76-75, two for Kovalev, one for Boone.
Topping the card are two championship fights: Gabriel Rosado vs. Sechew Powell in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title, and Ronald Cruz vs. Prenice Brewer for the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight belt. NBC Sports Network will televise the twin 12-rounders as part of its Fight Night series.
In a battle of pound for pound box office attractions, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and television’s late-night comedy king Jimmy Kimmel will go one-on-one for the sixth time in their series of entertaining appearances together dating back to November 3, 2009. Pacquiao will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight on ABC beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT. Sold out for months, Thursday’s episode will also feature Academy Award®-winning actress Charlize Theron and a musical performance by Graffiti6. Kimmel, the self-proclaimed “lucky rabbit’s foot” of Pacman, has had the Filipino icon on his show before every fight for nearly three years.
Carl Froch believes he can get an early advantage over Lucian Bute at tomorrow’s public weigh-in at the Capital FM Arena. Froch and Bute will take to the scales ahead of Saturday night’s IBF super middleweight World title clash, and The Cobra wants his fans to turn out in force just like they did when 3,000 of them cheered him on at the weigh-in for his last fight in Nottingham against Andre Dirrell three years ago.
“Bute is going to feel the full force of my fans tomorrow – there’s nothing like The Cobra’s army in full force,” said Froch. “It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day so I hope they come out in their thousands. When I weighed in for the Dirrell fight they definitely gave me an edge – he was intimidated by the huge numbers and then they started chanting for me. They created a real racket and they will tomorrow – and Lucian will get a little idea of what’s in store for him on Saturday night, but times by three.”
As per your letter regarding Oliver McCall let me state some FACTS;
The letter you received from the Florida Commission simply states that McCall is under no “Florida” suspension – this does not mean he is cleared to compete. You also state it was your understanding that McCall held a valid Florida license – he DOES NOT – that so-called license referenced in the letter simply meant that McCall has a current Federal Identification Card – this does not mean he has a valid boxing license.
Also your comments that “the BDB doesn’t even have a Fight Fax account” clearly states to me and I am sure to many US Boxing Commissions that the BDB is really NOT interested in accurately determining a Boxer’s win/loss record nor their medical suspensions. Fight Fax is recognized around the world as the authority on boxing records and medical and administrative suspensions. (more…)
Two undefeated prospects from the Ural Boxing Promotions stable, Anton Novikov (24-0, 10 KOs) and Aslanbek Kozaev (20-0, 6 KOs), will make their California debuts on the undercard of Friday’s War At Woodland Hills 8 boxing show at the Warner Center Marriott. Novikov, is currently ranked #7 in the WBC ratings and is the sanctioning body’s Baltic Welterweight Champion. Kozaev, is the EBU’s External European Welterweight Champion and recently introduced himself to Manny Pacquiao at Wildcard Boxing Club with several tough rounds of sparring in anticipation for his bout with Timothy Bradley.
Novikov and Kozaev’s 6-round bouts will be in support of the 12-round main event of Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA Light Welterweight Title and Frankel’s WBC USNBC Light Welterweight title. Pendarvis and Frankel will start the Memorial Day weekend fireworks with a heated battle to determine which fighter earns a top 15 world ranking and a shot at an IBF or WBC world title. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mexicans boxing stars Jhonny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce de Leon will collide September 15 at the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the WBC featherweight world title of Gonzalez on the event organized by Golden Boy Promotions headlined by Saul “Canelo “Alvarez in defense of his WBC super welterweight championship against Paul Williams. This information has been confirmed to Fightnews.com from Promociones del Pueblo president Oswaldo Kuchle.
The Gonzalez Camp was considering an optional defense against Salvador Sanchez II on July 7, but today Promociones del Pueblo closed these conversations. “Gonzalez-De Leon is a fight we discussed for a few weeks with Golden Boy Promotions. It’s a great opportunity and will be a great night for Mexico and world boxing. We are showing that our company can get big fights inside Mexico and out, so we are working hard and presenting good events all over,” said Oswaldo Kuchle.
Heavyweight road warrior Sherman “Tank” Williams will challenge WBO Asia Pacific and WBC Asian Boxing Council Champion Chauncy “Hillyard Hammer” Welliver on June 28 in Macau, China. Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) hasn’t fought in 1 ½ years, since he was involved in a highly-controversial “no contest” with Evander Holyfield for the World Boxing Federation title, at The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.
“I’m looking for a break,” Williams said about his fight with Welliver (53-5-5, 20 KOs). “I’m not discouraged. I’ll be coming to fight like I always do. I’ve been sitting on the bench, training in the gym, and I couldn’t wait to fight. This is an important fight for me. I don’t know too much about Welliver other than he’s had a lot of fights. The only two guys he’s fought I’m familiar with are David Bostice and Bert Cooper in his last fight. He has a lot of experience and I’m sure he coming in top shape to fight. I have a lot of experience, against better opponents, and I’m sure that he’s never fought anybody like Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams. A lot of his fights have gone the distance, so he better put on his track shoes. I should be able to go over there and take him into the ocean. It’s going to be a helluva fight. (more…)
After reading the false public accusations of Mr. Greg Sirb regaring the sanctioning of fights in Germany involving suspended fighters I feel that in my position as president of the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB) and in order to preserve the BDB and boxing in Germany in general from any harm I have to defend the dignity of the BDB and therefore to clarify a couple of things.
The BDB – internationally referred to as German Boxing Commission – is only sanctioning fights and allowing boxers to step into the ring when both contestants present valid home licenses and letters of their home commissions confirming that they are medically fit and allowed to participate in a professional boxing contest. In addition to that we have some of the best ringside physicians in the world working for the BDB who check and control the health of every fighter entering the ring before the weigh-in. Luckily, the world sanctioning bodies who have worked with the BDB for a long time and will surely continue working with the BDB in the future know that we are very strict in enforcing our rules and the BDB has never and will never allow boxers to enter the ring who are not medically cleared to compete in a fight. On the contrary, it has been the BDB who stripped the reigning German Champion from his belt because of his medical condition. We have been criticized, insulted and even sued because the health of the fighter was more important to us than the sanctioning fees we could have collected if we had allowed the champion to defend his title. (more…)
Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing and Pitbull Boxing, present “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series Friday at the Warner Center Marriott, with the 12-round main event featuring Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA and Frankel’s WBC USNBC light welter welterweight titles.
Pendarvis, out of Los Angeles, rated # 1 by USBA/IBF, is a slick southpaw who has been in with several big name camps including Delahoya, Mosley, and Antonio Margarito. Pendarvis has been in the ring with the likes of 1996 US Olympian, Terrence Cauthen and world ranked jr. welter prospect, Mauricio Herrera.
Frankel, from Denver, Colorado, has beaten the likes of Bobby Pacquaio and Ricardo Dominguez while facing world class fighters Lamont Peterson, John Molina, and David Diaz, to name a few. (more…)
Among chants of “Animo, Fantasma! (Courage, Ghost!)” from more than the 6,500 hometown fans in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, WBC USNBC super bantamweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25 KOs) stopped former world title challenger Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-11-4, 18 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in nine rounds last Saturday night. The world title bout headlined a multi fight card held at the Monumental bull ring of Tepic and presented by Erik Morales’ Box Latino and broadcast live on Mexico’s mega channel Televisa. (more…)
See all 10 heavyweight fighters at the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference streaming live from Las Vegas on Thursday, May 24 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More
. . . .
For more on the UFC or UFC on Fuel, visit UFC.com
By Mark Vaz
In front of a sellout crowd, undefeated New England welterweight champion Derek Silveira (7-0, 3 KOs) of Salem, MA successfully defended his title with a fourth round knockout over veteran Shakha Moore of Connecticut in the main event of this past Saturday’s “MAYhem in Dorchester” card Dorchester National Guard Armory in Dorchester, MA. Bringing 31 professional fights worth of experience into the bout, Moore found himself outboxed from the opening round by the quick-handed Silveira, who consistently worked behind a sharp and accurate jab, eventually landing a four punch combination in the neutral corner, finishing the show with the last punch, a chopping right to the chin. Moore beat the count but still looked visibly hurt, prompting referee Bob Benoit to halt the action. (more…)
Distraught isn’t the right word, so let’s just say that upon learning that his opponent this weekend at UFC 146, Dave Herman, wasn’t using the nickname “Pee Wee” anymore, Roy Nelson simply went into denial . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .
For more on the UFC or UFC on Fuel, visit UFC.com
After the controversial draw in the European cruiserweight championship match between Alexander Alekseev (24-2, 20 KOs) and Firat Arslan (32-6-1, 21 KOs), the European Boxing Union (EBU) has ordered a rematch. Promoters Erol Ceylan (EC Box Promotion and Waldemar Kluch (Universum Box-Promotion) have until June 23 to arrange the bout. In the event both parties can’t reach a deal, a purse bid will be held at EBU headquarters in Rome. Initial discussions have already taken place between the two promoters, so a purse bid is unlikely.
Danny O’Connor 142.5 vs. Daniel Sostre 142.5
Ryan Kielczweski 129 vs. Ira Terry 128.5
Delen Parsley 157 (2 lbs over) vs. Dustin Reinhold 153
Luis Rosa 122.5 vs. Victor Valenzuela 122.5
Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes 149 vs. Lyneisha Jefferson 154
Emmanuel Medina 159 vs. Dan Bonnell 160.5
Venue: Boston House of Blues
Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina 167.5
Thomas Falowo 163 vs. Samuel Clarkson 163
Richard Starnino 175 vs. Paul Gonsalves 174
Kevin Cobbs 179 vs. Kentrell Claiborne 180.5
Alex Amparo 167.5 vs. Luis Felix 167
Terrance Smith Jr. 183.5 vs. Rich Gingras 183
Joseph Rabotte 205 vs. Mike Wilson 201
Carmen Cruz 116 vs. Shelito Vincent 120.5
Joe Gardner 164 vs. Julio Garcia 162
Alan Beeman 133.5 vs. Zack Ramsey 135
Venue: Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, Rhode Island
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield Classic Entertainment & Sports
When Gabriel Rosado learned he was fighting Sechew Powell instead of Joel Julio on June 1, he and trainer Billy Briscoe booked themselves a trip to California for three weeks of training at Freddie Roach’s famed Wild Card gym in Hollywood. “It’s just what I needed,” said Rosado (left), who meets Powell for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Junior Middleweight Title at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
“At first I wasn’t crazy about fighting a lefty, but the junior middleweight division is full of them so it all turned out for the better. I’m talking about Paul Williams, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara. These are guys I need to get in there with so fighting Sechew Powell is another step down that road. I’m getting plenty of good work at the Wild Card and I feel good and I’m looking forward to proving myself again. I know a lot of people are skeptical, saying that the last guy I beat (Jesus Soto-Karass) was made to order for me. We’ll see if they right or wrong after June 1.” (more…)
Former K-1 champion Mark Hunt isn’t just the striker of the moment, he’s one who is likely to go down in the history books as one of the hardest punchers mixed martial arts has ever seen. So the man who was supposed to fight him this Saturday at UFC 146, Stefan Struve, knew what he was facing and what he was getting himself into with “The Super Samoan” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .
For more on the UFC or UFC on Fuel, visit UFC.com
The official press conference for Saturday’s anticipated clash between IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and former WBC world champion Carl Froch took place today at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, England.
Lucian Bute: “I’ve worked very hard for this fight. I know it’s not an easy fight for me but I came here to win. I’m a winner.”
Carl Froch: “If Bute thinks he can come here to my home and best me he’s wrong. I know what it’s like to fight against the crowd, I did it in Denmark. To come to my backyard insults me, I’m gonna punish him. I’m gonna enjoy it. Thanks to him for coming over but he’s making a big mistake.”
Photo: Rocco Morales
It was officially announced today that popular contender Josesito Lopez, of Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to meet “Vicious” Victor Ortiz in the main event on Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. for the vacant WBC silver welterweight title. Lopez, who had been training for a June 22 bout that was canceled days ago, replaces Andre Berto following Berto’s failed pre-fight drug test which was revealed last Friday.
Ortiz vs. Lopez will headline a three-fight telecast that now will include top rated heavyweight Chris Arreola in a 10-round bout against an opponent to be determined and the previously announced 12-round bout between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title.
By Przemek Garczarczyk in Warsaw, Poland
Photos: Sebastian Andrzejewski
“It was like dream coming true, Christmas in June – fighting with the man who was and still is my idol. I always wanted to meet Roy and now we are together in Poland, announcing our fight. It’s unreal,” said #4 WBC ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KO) today in downtown Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel.
“I know that David is a good fighter, tough and I’m sure he did see all my tricks watching my tapes. This is why I will prepare something special for June 30. It’s a great feeling to know that all the blood, sweat and tears I did put into my style did not waste,” – said four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (55-8, 40 KO) who arrived in Warsaw to announce his PPV fight promoted by Square Ring Promotions and Knockout Promotions.
And just after six hours in Poland he was back on the plane to US. (more…)
Report and Photos: Francisco Salazar
For heavyweight Javier Torres, winning your professional debut is one thing. Winning your professional debut in front of legendary Sugar Ray Leonard could be off the charts for the young fighter. Torres won a hard-fought four round majority decision over Kourtney Boden Tuesday night on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. The bout headlined a four-bout “Big Fighters, Big Cause” card, presented by Sugar Ray Leonard and B. Riley and Company. The card, in its third year, benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and raised funds for research and awareness towards a cure for juvenile diabetes. (more…)
The only fight promotions “how to” manual is now available for purchase, and it has been updated and is bigger than ever.
Fight Promoter University founder Roy Englebrecht announced today that he has updated the current Fight Promoter University Manual and is now making it available to the public at a cost of only cost $199.
“In preparing for the FPU VIII session June 5-8, I wanted to update the FPU Manual that is given to each student, so I thought why not now make it available to those who cannot attend,” said Englebrecht. “This updated version is now 320 pages and includes separate sections on Ticket Sales, Sponsorships, Promotions, Show Operations, our Fight Club OC and Battle In The Ballroom shows procedures, and other Venues and Shows Agreement. It is really the only “soup to nuts” and “one of a kind” manual for new or current fight promoters, that will prove invaluable as you build a fight promotions business.” (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Superstar Manny Pacquiao holds bible study with spiritual advisor Pastor Jeric Soriano Tuesday night after training in preparation for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.
Top Rank will promote a card on June 30 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to be shown on HBO featuring Brandon Rios and Nonito Donaire in seperate bouts.
The proposed July 14 PPV extravaganza at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas headlined by Juan Manuel Marquez is a no-go after no opponent could be agreed on for Marquez, who is aiming at a rematch with Manny Pacquiao later this year. Marquez may fight in Mexico during the summer.
Word is WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson is headed down to 168lbs to fight WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward on September 8th at a site to be determined.
Former WBA/IBF super lightweight Amir Khan has announced that he will be facing WBC super lightweight champ Danny Garcia on July 14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan is also trying to be reinstated as WBA/IBF champion following Lamont Peterson’s failed drug test that led to their rematch being cancelled.
With only a couple of weeks before his first world-title opportunity, undefeated welterweight Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, has the look and mindset of a champion as he prepares to meet the hard-hitting former champion Randall Bailey, of Miami, FL, in one of the co-feature fights on the June 9 Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. “It is a lifelong dream to fight for the title,” said Jones, the IBF #1 rated welterweight. “All I know is I’m 100% confident in myself and my abilities. I come to win and I will not lose.”
Jones’ confident demeanor extends to his attitude about expectations as well. “I never get too high or too low,” stated Jones, 29, whose record is 26-0, 19 K0s. “I never need acceptance from anybody, whether I score a knockout or get a decision win. I stay true to myself. I believe in God and I believe in myself. That’s what matters to me.” (more…)
All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.