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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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UniMas Weights from Dallas

UniMas Weights from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Top Rank Mike Alvarado 147.75 vs. Josh Torres 147.75 Matt Korobov 162.75 vs. Brian Vera 162.4 Erick De Leon 130.25 vs. Carlos ...

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Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna ...

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Thurman and Porter make weight

Thurman and Porter make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Keith Thurman 146 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBA world welterweight title) Porter stripped naked and was right on the limit. Jarrett ...

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Boxing News

Video: Interview with Glen Johnson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Video interview with Glen Johnson PLUS action from Johnson’s and Andrzej Fonfara’s workouts at today’s open media day in Chicago. Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) collide in Friday’s ten-round main event at the UIC Pavilion, which will be seen live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Anthony Mundine addresses 9/11 comments

Controversial former WBA world champion is in Las Vegas preparing for his American debut Saturday against Bronco McKart on Pay-Per-View

Photo: Tim Barry

More than a decade after saying Americans brought the 9/11 attacks upon themselves, former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (43-4-1, 32 KOs) of Australia is ready to fight for the first time on American soil. Mundine was condemned worldwide and even dropped from the WBC ratings after stating in an interview shortly after the 9/11 attacks, “They call it an act of terrorism, but if you can understand religion, and our way of life, it’s not about terrorism. It’s about fighting for God’s law, and America’s brought it upon themselves.”

Now Mundine claims those words were taken out of context, telling the Sydney Morning Herald, “I have got nothing against any American, I have got nothing against any human being. It breaks my heart that people think I would even have that line of thought about being happy about people dying. That is crap and I want to clarify that because it is wrong.”

Now fighting as a middleweight, Mundine faces 41-year-old Bronco McKart (54-9-1, 32 KOs) in a WealthTV pay-per-view telecast on Saturday at the Palms in Las Vegas — going head-to-head with the HBO telecast of the world championship clash between Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia which is taking place just blocks away at Mandalay Bay.



July 10th, 2012


Boxing News

Chavez Jr-Martinez Kick-off Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOS) and two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), along with their promoters Bob Arum, Fernando Beltran and Lou DiBella, kicked-off a three-city coast-to-coast national media tour in downtown Los Angeles to promote their eagerly-awaited September 15th middleweight championship PPV battle at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Sergio Martinez: Julio Cesar Chavez had better take a picture of his son now because after the fight he won’t recognize him. I will really beat him up!

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: There’s been a lot of lies about what happened with the WBC title. He gave up the title and he’s got a great relationship with the WBC. He’s the one who’s been protected by the WBC. I haven’t been protected by the WBC, I’ve been fighting the best. He wanted to make money. That’s why he’s here…don’t have any doubts that I’m going to be the winner. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

“La Barbie” makes rare U.S. appearance

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

At a press conference Monday in Los Angeles, popular Mexican WBC flyweight world champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) and Japanese challenger Shindo Go (10-1, 8 KOs) faced off in advance of their title fight this Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Juarez last fought in the United States in 2007. This is the seventh defense of the WBC belt Juarez won from Simona Galassi in March 2011. Previously she had seven WBC interim title fights. “I had a hard time taking this title from a great champion Simona Galassi,” says Juarez, “and since that day to keep it I give it all with great effort. I want to do my best and I try in every fight. I want be remembered in history as a great boxer.”

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July 10th, 2012


Boxing News

Boxing back in Rochester, NY

By Bob Caico

Pretty Girl Productions in association with Team Snooki Boxing will hold the first ever boxing event at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, NY. Undefeated Patrick Hyland (26-0) of Ireland will be the main attraction at the stadium that is the home of the USL Pro soccer team, Rochester Rhinos. Pretty Girl president Mercedes Vazquez Simmons is the first licensed Latina boxing promoter from Rochester and they will also feature local favorites Kenny Abril (12-5-1), Darnell Jiles, Jr. (8-3-1) and Willie Monroe, Jr. (10-1). The outdoor card will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 and is being billed as Summer Throwdown. For ticket information: 585.281.2540



July 10th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Tijuana

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

After a years-long hiatus, Mayen Promotions, led by Guillermo Mayen, returned to professional boxing last year and since then has been consistent in presenting fights cards shock full of local talent. Setting his home base at Las Pulgas night club, Mayen Promotions has offered monthly events since its return and with joining forces recently with Zanfer Promotions to promote club shows televised by Azteca America, has stepped it up to at times two boxing events in thirty days.

Last night, Mayen put together and entertaining multi-bout fight card in which all the contests, including the main event, were slated for four founds. In the star bout, Tijuana’s Reynaldo “Rey” Russell (7-1-1, 4KOs) earned a workman-like unanimous decision over the hard charging Pablo Cupul (6-7, 4KOs) of Lakeside, CA, by way of Yucatan, Mexico. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

WV2 vs. Marquez undercard

Puerto Rican prospects will be featured on the undercard of “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” where former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will collide on August 4, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View.

“Besides the headline fights, we have great Puerto Rican prospects in action like undefeated Camilo Perez, Israel Vazquez and John Karl Sosa just as world contender Juan Mercedes and an interesting fight between two warriors like Osenohad Vazquez and Anthony Sanchez,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president, said. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Algieri returns July 28

Unbeaten jr welterweight Chris Algieri (14-0, 7 KOs) returns July 28th against Raul Tovar (10-5-1, 4 KOs) in the main event The Paramount in Huntington, New York, it was announced today by Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia. “This will be our fourth event at The Paramount and we’re very excited to return with Chris Algieri in the main event. The terrific fans in the Huntington area have been extremely supportive, and all of our shows have sold out.” said DeGuardia. “I strongly urge purchasing tickets in advance for this event.” Undercard bouts will be announced shortly.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Eto defeats WBO #2 Isack

By Joe Koizumi

Elongated Japanese prospect Taiki Eto (10-1, 7 KOs), 115.75, decked a very important triumph over WBO #2 super-fly Isack Junior (20-2-2, 8 KOs), 115.25, WBO Asia Pacific champ, by a well-received unanimous decision (80-72, 78-75 and 77-76) over eight non-title rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Isack, a shorter but muscular southpaw, kept boring in to try to land his trademark lefts, which looked effective in the second session. The much taller Eto, 24, then kept circling to the left to keep the distance from Isack’s strong lefts, and occasionally scored with solid rights to the face with precision. As the contest progressed, Eto took the initiative more clearly to sweep the last three rounds to confirm his victory. Eto, one of the three boxing brothers, had stunned the crowd by halting ex-WBA super-fly challenger Konosuke Tomiyama in six lopsided rounds this April.

His manager/promoter, ex-world champ Gushiken said, “My next world champ may be Taiki Eto.” We’ll watch this prospect’s progress to see whether Gushiken’s prediction will be right or not. Promoter: Shirai Gushiken Promotions.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing Result

Yamaguchi dethrones Tenkai

By Joe Koizumi

Hard-punching OPBF ruler Naoko Yamaguchi (20-3-3, 17 KOs), 115, Japan, captured the WBA female super-flyweight belt as she patiently kept stalking very elusive defending titlist Tsunami Tenkai (18-4, 7 KOs), 115, winning a unanimous nod (97-93 twice and 97-94) over ten hard-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The referee was Toshio Sugiyama, Japan. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Caballero speaks out against WBA

WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and his advisor/former manager Rogelio Espiño held a press conference on Tuesday 10:30 am at El Jade Tavern in Panama City, Panama to explain his position and possible legal moves in rection to WBA menace of stripping the belt if he doesn’t sign another fight contract with promoter Sampson Boxing for his next mandatory defense.

Caballero and Espiño explained what they consider violations to WBA rules, Muhammad Ali law and simple contractual procedures.

More to come…



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Jaro-Singwangcha leaves for Japan

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro-Singwangcha left for Japan at 2:30PM today via Philippine Airlines. Jaro is set to make the first defense of his title against Toshiyuki Igarashi on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Saitama, Japan. Jaro left the Philippines with his team composed of Manager/Promoter/ Trainer Aljoe Jaro, Coaches George Sol and Carlito Vasquez, and Therapist Frankie Jaro. Co-Manager Naris Sinwangcha will meet the team in Japan and will leave from Bangkok.

“I am very ready to defend my title and show the world that my victory against Pongsaklek was no fluke. I am a real champion and I promise everybody that I am in better shape now more than during my fight against Wonjongkam,” Jaro told Fightnews. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC on Fuel weigh-in

Watch the official weigh-in for the UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman card live Tuesday, July 10 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT . . .  more
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 10th, 2012

UFC

TJ Dillashaw – the next alpha male

TJ Dillashaw has spent the last couple years discovering that being a part of the respected and talented Team Alpha Male camp comes with both benefits and challenges . . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com

Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Khan-Garcia Fight Week Begins

Fight fans in Las Vegas will have several opportunities see former world champion Amir “King” Khan and reigning WBC super lightweight kingpin Danny “Swift” Garcia before they collide Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It all starts today at 1PM at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Hotel Lobby with fighter Grand Arrivals and a fan autograph session. Garcia arrives at 1PM, with Khan pulling in at 1:30PM. On Wednesday, fans are welcome to attend fighter workouts in Mandalay Bay’s Mizuya Lounge. Garcia works out at 1PM, Khan works out at 1:45PM. Then on Friday the official weigh-in will be open to the public at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at 3PM.

Last week, Khan and Garcia held an international media conference call to discuss their upcoming WBC super lightweight world championship fight. Golden Boy has released the transcript: (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing Result

Liebenberg goes the distance

By Ron Jackson

Super middleweight Ryno Liebenberg was taken the distance for the first time when he beat the rugged Tineyi Marizdo of Zimbabwe on a majority eight round points decision at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Monday night. Judges Joe Chaane and Wally Snowball scored it 79-76 and 78-74 for Liebenberg and whilst judge Neville Hotz had it a surprising 76-76. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

WBA schedules Jones-Lebedev purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero
 
WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones and WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will go to purse bid for the mandatory fight in the division. The auction will take place on July 19 at 11AM at WBA Headquarters in Panama  City and will be led by WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. The minimum bid will be $200,000 with 55% for the champion and 45% for the interim titlist.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Harrison returns to face Nash in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The young man who was America’s youngest boxer in 2011 comes back to action headlining an eight-bout Keystone Boxing Promotions card on Saturday, July 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Now an 18-year old, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will be in a scheduled six-round contest against veteran Reggie “Two-Guns” Nash of Grand Rapids, MI. Harrison (6-0, three KOs) is coming off a second-round TKO over Joey Ortega on May 12 at the Convention Center. (more…)



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Charle Dunn passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian lightweight star from the 1950s, Charlie Dunn has passed away from a lung disease in Sydney, New South Wales at the age of 81 years. Charlie was born in Enfield in 1930 and made his professional debut at the age of 16 years – boxing a three round draw with Al Lawrence at Sydney Stadium in 1946. After twelve bouts in prelim ranks, Charlie defeated Jimmy Boyle over ten rounds in 1949. Charlie’s best wins were over Len Pippen in 1949, Ken Wenman and Pat Ford in 1951, Welterweight Bert Hornby in 1953. Americo Agostini in 1954, Mickey McDonald in 1955. The most impressive victory for Dunn came on June 18, 1956 when he blasted out “KO King” Colin Clarke when referee Vic Patrick crowned Charlie at 2.44 of round two. Clarke had defeated Don McTaggart of Scotland, Sergio Milan of Italy and Spaniard Augustin Argote. Australian George Bracken also lost to Clarke by KO in two rounds. Funeral Service will be held for Charlie Dunn at St Benedicts Church in Broadway, Sydney on Friday. Charlie will be missed by his family and many friends from the Australian boxing fraternity.



July 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Panama Commission voids results

On its Monday night meeting, Panamanian Boxing Commission unanimously approved voiding the results of 2 fights between Venezuelan female fighters and Panamanian women with no amateur or professional boxing experience. After four and a half months, the only four members who attended the Comibox weekly meeting decided to declare “exhibition fights” the previously ruled TKOs of Alys “La China” Sanchez over Adina Knowles and Carolina Alvarez against Aneth Morgan. Those fights held at the Palacio Dorado in Panama City on February 28th, 2012 caused the suspension of Commissioner Rogelio Perez who accepted the two women as late substitutes at the weigh in ceremony.

This unexpected decision from Panama’s Comibox occurs 4 days after the WBA decided against Panamanian Celestino Caballero and favored promoter Sampson Lewkowicz on their dispute for the promotion of Caballero’s next mandatory defense. Caballero invited the sports media to a press conference to be held at El Jade Tavern on Tuesday 10am. He is expected to announce his legal reaction to WBA decision.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Ward-Dawson kickoff presser

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Goossen Tutor

Today at Oracle Arena in Oakland Calif, undefeated WBA and WBC super-middeweight champion, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) and WBC light-heavyweight champion, “BAD” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) hosted a press conference to discuss their upcoming championship bout, taking place September 8, 2012 at Oracle Arena televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.

Andre Ward: “The road I’ve taken to this point has not been easy. Being back on HBO is a big thing, but fighting on HBO in my hometown is huge. To be great you have to fight the best. Chad has beaten the best so these are the type fights I want to take. I will put on a great show for all the fans that come out to Oracle Arena.”

Chad Dawson: “This is a big fight for me. I know their will be a huge crowd for Andre, but I’m not afraid. I’m happy to be the underdog in this fight. I haven’t been the underdog in a long time and I’ll do what I have to do to win this fight.” (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out after arriving in Los Angeles to kick off a coast-to-coast media tour announcing his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against two-division world champion Sergio Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas,At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15,at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay Per View.
(more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Dib back in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (34-1, 21 KOs) returns to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez (21-3, 19 KOs) over ten rounds in a non-title fight at the Orion Function Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib will make a mandatory defense of the title in December. Dib captured the vacant title in 2011 by defeating Jorge Lacierva and has made successful defenses against Alberto Servidei and Eduardo Escobedo in 2011 and 2012. Southpaw Rodriguez defeated Gilberto Bolanos in his most recent ring outing in Mexico. Also in action is WBO rated featherweight Joel Brunker (22-0, 13 KOs) will be in action against Mexico’s Edgar Riovalle (34-13-1, 24 KOs) over eight rounds Brunker has been mentioned as a future opponent of Dib. Promoter is Billy Hussein. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television network



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

IBF calls for heavyweight box-off

After Wladimir Klitschko’s “rerun” against mandatory challenger Tony Thompson last Saturday, the IBF today called for a box off to determine the next mandatory challenger of the younger Klitschko brother including European champion Kubrat Pulev (#3 in the IBF ratings), former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (#4), Cuba’s 2004 Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis (#5) and Alexander Ustinov from Russia (#6). (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

“Tyson” and “Gusano” in action

WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and former super flyweight champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas will share the billboard next Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Both are preparing for major world title fights in September, as long as they step out of the ring with their hand raised. Marquez (33-2-0, 25 KOs) will face Filipino Fernando “Gatillero” Lumacad (26-3-3, 11 KOs) in a 10-round fight at super flyweight. It appears Marquez will face WBO flyweight champion Bryan Viloria to unify belts on October 29th. Rojas (38-13-1, 25 KOs) will take on Colombian Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (19-9-1, 13 KOs) in a bantamweight bout. Rojas is in line to face WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan. Also seeing action will be local favorite Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (35-8-2, 22 KOs) facing ex-champ Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (18-2-0, 14 KOs).



July 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Mack weathers Ballogou

Report and photo by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Yusaf Mack returned to a Philadelphia ring for the first time since 2008 and won his main event with Sabou Ballogou at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday night. Mack captured a 6-round unanimous decision, but had to weather a mid-fight storm from the West African slugger before registering his 31st victory. Ballogou’s rally wasn’t as dramatic as in his last fight (against Derrick Webster), but anyone who saw that near-KO braced themselves for a possible repeat.

Mack started the fight in complete control, using a long jab against the pressing southpaw, who now fights out of France. When Mack would miss with the left or needed to reset his position after one of Ballogou’s charges, Mack would stutter-step his way to the side where his jab could pick at the free-swinging French-based fighter. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Photos: Holyfield moving

From TMZ

Evander Holyfield couldn’t fight his way outta this one … the former heavyweight champ is finally moving out of his foreclosed Georgia mansion after failing to strike a deal with the bank. TMZ broke the story … Holyfield owed more than $14 million on the 54,000 square foot mega-mansion … which was recently sold at a foreclosure auction for $7.5 million. After the sale, the bank that purchased the home allowed Evander to continue to live there temporarily … but judging by the moving trucks lined up at his front door … it seems he’s finally worn out his welcome. We’re told the trucks spent several hours at the mansion — though it’s unclear where the movers are taking E.H.’s stuff. Holyfield obviously has some major financial problems — besides the foreclosure, he owes a ton of cash in unpaid federal taxes … plus, he’s up to his ears in back child support payments.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Majewski-Fitzpatrick: Report/Photos

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com

Sometimes a champion is made not by his undefeated, but how he can bounce back from defeat and learn from his mistakes. Saturday night at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13KOs) did just that, as he continued his comeback from the first loss of his career, with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6KOs) The victory enable Patrick to capture the vacant NABF middleweight title. The eight bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions gave the near sellout crowd of 12,000 plus, a great night of boxing. In the co-feature of the evening, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Naim Nelson pounded (7-0, 1KO) out a hard earned unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Esteban Rodriguez (6-2-1, 1 KO). (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Tijuana says goodbye to Antonio Margarito

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Early Saturday afternoon, Tijuana, Mexico, gave its final farewell to the in-ring antics of one its most celebrated champions, Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito. The thirty-four year old Margarito, known for a typical Mexican high pressure style, announced his retirement from the ring earlier this year after a career that began at the age of fifteen and spanned seventeen years. Margarito amassed a 38-8 record with twenty-seven wins coming in within the distance. The event was held at the CREA Sports Complex of Tijuana and was attended by a small but enthusiastic crowd.

Juan Carlos Pelayo, the current director for the Tijuana Boxing Commission, opened up the festivities, “Margarito achieved all his success inside the ring after a lot of hard work in and outside the ring. Like any other Mexican, Margarito has suffered a lot, leaving school after junior high and losing his beloved brother, Manuel Margarito, to murder one day prior to his fight with Robert West in 2001.”
(more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Chisora vows to KO no-show Haye

By Karl Freitag

Derek Chisora was a clear winner over David Haye in the first round of the fight week build up to Saturday’s grudge showdown in London. Both Chisora and Haye were scheduled to be on an international conference call, but Chirora and his promoter Frank Warren were the only ones who showed up. “David Haye is a drama queen,” stated Chisora about Haye’s absence. “I don’t know why you pay attention to these drama queens….I don’t really care to be honest.”

As for Saturday’s fight, Chisora stated, “I just hope my opponent comes ready because I know I am,” said Chisora. “I’ll be all over him like a baby’s rash. He’s never fought anyone like me.” Chisora predicted a seventh round KO and said this fight is “all about me knocking this fool out because I don’t like him.”



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that there’s a good possibility that Golden Boy Promotions will shortly name the next opponent of WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for his next defense on September 15 in Las Vegas. According to the source, some candidates include James Kirkland, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Cornelius Bundrage, Austin Trout and Ricardo Mayorga.
Whoever the opponent winds up being, trainer Jose Reynoso plans to start Alvarez’ training next Wednesday in Santa Monica.



July 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Hamer up for the challenge

Interview by Matt Richardson
Photos by Marty Rosengarten / Ringside Photos

Coming off a weekend in which Wladimir Klitschko scored yet another convincing victory, it would be understandable if one felt there were no real challenges on the horizon for the heavyweight champion.

Klitschko and brother Vitali have essentially cleaned out the division of all contenders; both European and American. Ironically, however, in a series of fights in London last month a potential new U.S. challenger emerged.

New Yorker Tor Hamer won three fights in one day to win the “Prizefighter” tournament on June 20. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

UFC

6 exciting fighters, 3 thrilling matchups in San Jose!

Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 11 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Gare and Reid collide in Malta

By Ron Jackson

World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg who has done tremendous work in regenerating the organisation since taken over as president has just returned from Malta where he announced at a press conference that former WBC super middleweight champion Robin Reid from England and William Gare of South Africa will meet for the vacant WBF super middleweight belt.

The fight is scheduled to take place on August 17 at an open air arena in Ta’Qali, Malta and will possibly be the first ever “world” title fight in Malta. (more…)



July 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Spyrko opponent named

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Undefeated WBC/IBF/IBO Youth light middleweight champion Oleksandr Spyrko (14-0, 7 KOs) will return July 21 against the Spaniard Javier Garcia Roche (11-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Sportpalace in Odessa, Ukraine for vacant WBO European light middleweight title. Spyrko will be fighting on the undercard of a main event featuring former WBA light heavyweight challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov. This fight will be the first twelve-rounder in Spirko’s career.



July 9th, 2012




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