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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

IBF #1 Uzcategui destroys Pena

Photos: Zanfer Promotions IBF #1 super middleweight contender José "Bolivita" Uzcategui (26-1, 22 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Fabiano Pena (18-6-1, ...

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Ex-champ Molina tops Gorham

Ex-champ Molina tops Gorham

Photos: Pepe Rodríguez Former IBF jr middleweight champion Carlos Molina (27-6-2, 8 KOs), now fighting at jr welterweight, outpointed Carlos Gorham (16-4, 10 ...

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Boxing Result

Quintana stops Obermiller in two

By Bill Green

Grand Island Nebraska is beginning to find a home for Pro boxing while in the process building a strong fan base for Kearney, Nebraska, power punching lightweight Brandon “Pit-bull” Quintana. Quintana well known in the area for his three straight explosive knockouts in the Heartland area was back to his old tricks on Saturday night as he landed his trademark left hook to the liver causing the first of three eventual knockdowns and earning a 2nd round TKO victory over veteran MMA/Boxer, Chad “Obie” Obermiller of Hasting’s Nebraska. The Quintana vs. Obermiller was the main event of a scheduled 6 round lightweight bout at the Platte Deutshe Event Center, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, promoted by Double R Promotions. (more…)



August 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Surprise Ward-Dawson ring announcer

Actor Nick Cannon, currently be seen weekly on NBC’s hit talent show “America’s Got Talent” as well as heard on his own nationally syndicated weekend Top 40 Countdown radio show, takes his announcing skills to the boxing ring as the official ring announcer for the highly anticipated Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Championship showdown, set to take place September 8 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.



August 20th, 2012


Boxing News

Ramos Jr. headlines Sept 8

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos Jr. will return to the ring on September 8th, manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Wednesday afternoon. Ramos will fight in the 10 round main event at the Hangar at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The card, which will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Roy Englebrecht Promotions, will be televised on Fox Sports and Fox Sports Deportes.

No word yet on an opponent for Ramos. Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told Fightnews.com Monday morning that original opponent Dominic Salcido backed out of the fight in the last couple of days. (more…)



August 20th, 2012


Boxing News

Happy Birthday Don King

Legendary Hall of Fame promoter Don King celebrates his 81st birthday today! Congratulations to Don from the staff of Fightnews.com.



August 20th, 2012


AWE TV

Q&A: Steve Cunningham

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Livvy Cunningham

Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-4, 12 KO), like no other single fighter, forever connected with Polish boxing. There were two championship battles with current WBC champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (2006 and 2007), and the epic fight for IBF title and undisputed cruiserweight reign against Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KO) in 2008. After four years, both of them – Adamek and Cunningham – will back in the same place, the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, but this is where similarities end. Tomek, already established as a top heavyweight fighter, will battle Travis Walker to get closer to another chance for a title fight. Steve will make his heavyweight debut, to prove that he can follow the way paved by Adamek. And, of course, one day fight him again. The September 8 event will be televised live in the U.S. by Wealth TV and also be available online at WealthTV.com. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, and Ziggy Promotions. (more…)



August 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Ex-champ Simms tasered, arrested

Former WBA super welterweight champion Travis Simms was tasered and arrested by police Sunday night in Norwalk, Connecticut, at what was called an “out of control party.” According to the Stamford Advocate, the 41-year-old Simms was charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Simms is due to be inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame on November 10.



August 20th, 2012

AWE TV

Heavyweight Thunder coming to WealthTV

Adamek vs. Walker headlines heavyweight triple-header Sept. 8

American boxing fans have a fascination with heavyweights and WealthTV, the latest destination for boxing’s premier live events, is committed to bringing the best action to its growing list of subscribers.

WealthTV has secured the live US television rights for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American heavyweight fight with world title fight implications for the winner on September 8, pitting two-time, two division world champion battle Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) against hungry Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs), presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing and Ziggy Promotions, live from the luxurious Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Last month, WealthTV showcased rising star Tyson Fury’s (19-0, 14 KOs) fifth-round technical knockout of veteran Vinny Maddalone, live from the United Kingdom. (more…)



August 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is still waiting the opportunity to face Manny Pacquiao in November, but realizes there are other alternatives including seeking an opportunity for a fifth world title in a different division or make a defense of his WBO super lightweight belt, but Marquez plans to make every effort to be in the ring in November against a big name.

Marquez has also written a book titled “Yo si le gane a Pacquiao. Liderazgo para el exito” (I beat Pacquiao. Leadership for Success), where Marquez recounts his experiences against Pacquiao and discusses values ​​such as discipline and responsibility in pursuit of personal goals.



August 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch back in Nottingham on November 17

Carl Froch will defend his IBF super middleweight World title at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on November 28, against an opponent to be named next week. Froch won the belt in dramatic style at the Capital FM Arena in May, with a stunning fifth round KO win over Lucian Bute and will step back into the same ring this winter to defend the belt for the first time, with the man trying to take it from him unveiled at Matchroom Boxing’s media day on Tuesday August 28. Tickets for the fight will go on sale at 3pm that day.



August 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Samor outpoints Magos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Classy Thai flyweight Rusalee Samor (18-3, 8 KOs) scored a twelve round decision over Romnick Magos (7-2, 3 KOs) at Trat City Sports Center, Trat City, Thailand on Friday. Southpaw Samor outworked Magos in round one but the aggressive Filipino connected with accurate combinations in round two to edge the round. Samor stepped up the action in rounds three, four and five but Magos came back strong in round six and seven. The IBF Pan Pacific champion dug deep to out score Magos in rounds eight and nine connecting with power head and body shots that visibly hurt the visitor but the tough Filipino had a good round ten scoring with solid combos. Samor dominated the championship rounds eleven and twelve to be awarded the decision by 116-112, 115-113, 116-112. (more…)



August 20th, 2012

UFC

Hendo leads the way for the 40-somethings

Though combat sports have always appeared to be a young man’s game, over the years a few notable athletes have made their mark past the age when most would assume they could still compete at the elite level. In boxing, George Foreman, Archie Moore, and Bernard Hopkins immediately come to mind in the sweet science’s Over 40 club, but mixed martial arts has had its share of 40-something wonders, and one of them, former Strikeforce and two division PRIDE champion Dan Henderson, will look to make history once again when he takes on Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on September 1st, just eight days after his 42nd birthday .. Click more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Report/gallery: Nava vs. Brown

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

With a mountain range as the backdrop and the ring set up in the middle of a beautiful vineyard in Ensenada, Mexico’s Guadalupe valley, Tijuana’s favorite daughter, WBA super bantamweight female champion Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (28-4-3, 12KOs) administered a three round beatdown Saturday night on highly ranked Lisa “Bad News” Brown (19-6-3, 6KOs) of Trinidad and Tobago, before stopping her near the end of the third round to defend her title for the second time.

The scheduled ten round main event capped off a night presented by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast live in Mexico by the Azteca network. Near two thousand fight fans took in the action at the small bullring where the event took place. (more…)



August 19th, 2012

UFC

Cruickshank focusing on what matters

Every fighter who makes their way onto The Ultimate Fighter does so with designs of being the last man standing.

They all set out envisioning themselves in the cage with Dana White, being handed the etched glass plate that signifies winning the long-running reality competition, and knowing that their fighting future has just taken a very sizable step in the right direction .. Click more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Osiobe Defeats Hernandez at the Boat

By Shamus Young

Lightweight Robert Osiobe earned a ten round majority decision over Jose Hernandez Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Hernandez controlled the early rounds with a snappy jab, then chose to abandon the stick in favor of standing and trading shots with Osiobe. Osiobe got the best of the inside exchanges and won the middle rounds. Just when the fight seemed to be in Osiobe’s control, Hernandez surged to dominate the seventh round. The remainder of the fight was close, but Hernandez seemed to fade and Osiobe continued to press the action and take rounds. One judge had the fight 95-95. The other two judges and Fightnews had the fight 96-94. Osiobe moved to 13-5-4 with the win and Hernandez is now 13-6-1.

The semi-main event was a rematch of barn-burner draw from June between Welterweights Osvaldo Rojas, 7-2-2, and Nate Serrano, 4-2-1. This time, the action was as good, but Rojas came out a clear winner. The difference was that Rojas was able to control the distance more consistently. When Serrano got inside, he won the exchanges, but he was only able to sustain close quarters combat in the third and fourth rounds. All three judges had it 59-55 and Fightnews had it 58-56 for Rojas. (more…)



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Rossel retains WBA title in Peru

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Andina-Peru

Peruvian WBA interim light flyweight champion Alberto Rossel (29-8, 13 KOs) retained his belt for the first time via twelve round unanimous decision over Colombian challenger Karluis Diaz (17-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Miguel Grau Gym in El Callao, Peru. The judges scored it 117.5-111.5, 117.5-113.5 and 117-111.5

Peruvian prospect David Zegarra (20-0, 14 KOs) won by unanimous eleven round decision over Colombian Emilio Julio (24-9-2, 14 KOs) to retain his South American middleweight title.

Another Peruvian prospect, Carlos Zambrano (16-0, 9 KOs) took a unanimous eight round decision over Colombian Alvaro Marimón (7-5-1, 6 KOs) in a featherweight clash,



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Oquendo TKOs Hawkins in 7th

By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photos: JoeyHill.com

In the main event of Bobby Hitz Promotions Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN, longtime heavyweight contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) of Chicago, IL, defeated rugged journeyman Robert Hawkins (23-20, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA, via 7th round TKO when Hawkins retired on the stool after the seventh. Oquendo controlled the action with his jab, movement, and thudding body shots and scored two knockdowns in the third with body combinations and stunned Hawkins several times. After the fight, Oquendo expressed that he was content with his performance and is hoping to land a fight with a top heavyweight.

“I needed to get the extra rounds. My goal was to go to the body and outclass him with my skills and it worked. I want anybody in the top fifteen. Bring it.” Oquendo said immediately after the fight. (more…)



August 19th, 2012

UFC

Rousey takes out Kaufman in :54

The Ronda Rousey hype train has seen its subject ascend from the Challengers series to the ESPN Body Issue cover and a two-part special on Showtime. On Saturday night it made a stop in San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center, where Rousey defended her title for the first time since ripping it away from wrestler Miesha Tate in March … Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Jackie Nava stops Brown in three

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

A steady right hand and finally a barrage of punches gave Tijuana fan favorite Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (28-4-3, 11 KOs) the win and another defense of her WBA super bantamweight title over Lisa “Bad News” Brown (19-6-3, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the LA Cetto Vineyard in the Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Southpaw Brown pressured early but Nava remained calm as she countered beautifully over Brown’s left hook. The end came once Nave caught Brown with one too many rights and followed up with a barrel ful of leather. Official time was 1:46 of the third round.

An accidental head butt suffered by Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo (20-3-1, 14KOs) in the opening seconds of the scheduled eight round super bantamweight bout versus Raul “Rayito” Hirales (18-1-2, 8KOs) forced the contest to be stopped. The result was a technical draw.

Despite dropping former champ Rodrigo Guerrero (17-4-1, 11KOs) in the first round, Mexicali, Mexico’s Jonathan Lecona (15-12, 10KOs) didn’t answer the bell for sixth round of a scheduled bantamweight ten. Guerrero of Mexico City kept the pressure up on the southpaw Lecona forcing him to quit. (more…)



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Prescott defeats Figueroa

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Colombian power-punching super lightweight Breidis Prescott (26-4, 18 KOs) fought off the always-game Bronx-battler Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KOs) with a unanimous decision win in their Solo Boxeo main event. Prescott dropped Figueroa twice in the first round with heavy left hands. Proving it’s not the size of the dog (or rather cat) in the fight, Figueroa came on in the third and dropped Prescott with an overhand right in the fifth. Headbutts played a role throughout the bout, opening a nasty gash behind Figueroa’s head at the close of the sixth but he gamely soldiered on. Outgunned and outsized, but never out of heart, “Gato” pursued the bigger man through the second half of the fight. Ultimately Prescott’s quick start and continued heavy leather proved too much as judges determined scores of 79-71, 77-73 and 78-71 for the man from Barranquilla.

Undefeated Cuban light heavyweight Yunieski Gonzalez (9-0, 5 KOs) battered Bahamian opponent Jermaine Mackey (18-6, 14 KOs) for 10 rounds to earn a unanimous decision win. The durable Mackey got in his shots but couldn’t close the gap on the judges’ cards, which read 100-89 for Gonzalez.

Cuban super featherweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs) blasted his Mexican opponent Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-7, 7 KOs) across 8 rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory in the televised Telefutura Solo Boxeo co-main event from Miami’s Airport Convention Center. Barthelemy loaded up savage left hooks throughout the action, knocking Rodriguez down in the first and controlling the pace from the opening bell. Judges awarded Barthelemy identical scores of 80-71. (more…)



August 19th, 2012

Boxing Result

Salgado defeats Barros; keeps IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1, 16 KOs) retains his crown by unanimous decision against Argentinian WBA former champ Jonathan Barros (34-3-1, 18 KOs) at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, Mexico. All three judges scored it 116-111 for Salgado who successfully defended his title for the third time.

In other action, Nicaraguan René González (31-5, 23 KOs) won by split decision over Mexican Ricardo Alvarez (18-2, 12 KOs) to retain his WBA Fedelatin lighweight title over 11 rounds. The judges scored it 106-105 and 107-104 for Gonzalez and 109-105 for Alvarez.

Mexican lightweight prospect Alejandro “Flakita” Sanabria (33-1, 25 KOs) scored an eight round TKO over Japan’s Seiichi Okada (16-3, 9 KOs). More photos



August 18th, 2012

Boxing Result

Diaz, Tapia destroy foes; Dawejko loses

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten super featherweight Joel Diaz (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Guillermo Sanchez (13-7-1, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Diaz wobbled Sanchez at the end of the second round and Sanchez’ corner decided between rounds that he could no longer continue.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Glen Tapia (15-0, 9 KOs) made quick work of Franklin Gonzalez (15-11, 10 KOs). Tapia dropped Gonzalez twice, the second time for the count. Time was 2:02.

In an upset, heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell won a six round split decision over previously unbeaten Joey Dawejko (7-1-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 58-56 twice for Barnwell, 59-55 for Dawejko. (more…)



August 18th, 2012

Boxing News

Spadafora still unbeaten, Minto wins

By Peter Czymbor at ringside

In the main event, former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (46-0-1, 19 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Ecuador’s Humberto Toledo (41-8-2, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia.. Despite having not fought in almost two years, the southpaw Spadafora didn’t show any clear signs of ring rust and landed flush combinations to the head and body on Toledo at will. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73. This was Spadafora’s first fight under the promotional umbrella of Roy Jones Jr Presents / TNT Promotions who hope to guide Spadafora into a more significant fight in the near future.

In the evening’s co-feature, former world title challenger Brian Minto (37-5, 24 KOs) scored a 4th round TKO over West Virginia’s Mike Sheppard (20-14-1, 9 KOs) in a wildly entertaining affair for the vacant NABA-US Heavyweight title. In the opening round, Sheppard landed an overhand right that sent Minto almost to a knee and his glove grazed the canvas. However, no knockdown was ruled. Minto regrouped and launched a sustained body attack that led to Sheppard complaining about low blows. After one body punch, that appeared to be legal, Minto was sternly warned by the referee that he would start deducting points if any more punches strayed low. However, point wouldn’t matter as Minto dropped Sheppard three times in the 3rd round and once in the 4th for a TKO at 2:22 of round 4. (more…)



August 18th, 2012

Boxing News

Poulard up next for Froch?

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

After fighting much of his career in the shadows of his more famous brother Jean Pascal, NABA light heavyweight championship Nicholson Poulard may have finally earned the chance at world championship title. Poulard has been offered to face IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch for a November date. “We’ve been offered a title fight against Carl Froch,” said promoter Camille Estephan. “We’ll have to see if we can make 168 and whether this is a viable option for us. Poulard who would be trying to avenge the loss of his brother Jean Pascal who lost to Froch for WBC title in 2008. “I will do it but 168 is going to be hard for me,” said Poulard adding “I would like to avenge my brother. I would like the fight, I would like to take his revenge.”



August 18th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Nebraska

By Bill Green

Brandon Quintana 136 vs. Chad Obermiller 138
Sook Siyajuck 135 vs. Javier Segura 133
Aaron Quintana 178 vs. Mike Glenn 180
Emilio Hernandez 149 vs. Chris Hurt 149
Omar Pena 137.6 vs. Cody Land 139

Venue: Platt-Deutsche Event Center, Grand Island, Nebraska
Promoter: Double R Boxing Productions



August 18th, 2012

Boxing Result

Poulard has an early night

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Nicholson Poulard (19-3 9KO) did what others couldn’t Friday night as the NABA light heavyweight champion turned an early knockdown into an early night against Anton Sjomkin (13-7-1). Poulard knocked Estonian fighter down to end the first round and then finished things at 1:24 of the third where the stand-up European fighter was over-whelmed by a left-right combination and stayed on his knee rubbing his eye as the count reached ten. The three previous fights at this second gala presented by Eye of the Tiger at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in the western suburbs of Montreal also saw early knockdowns but then go the distance in one-sided affairs. (more…)



August 18th, 2012

Boxing News

Dirk Dzemski: This is the best Robert Stieglitz we’ll ever see

Photo: Eroll Popova

Next Saturday at the o2 World Berlin, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz will defend his title against Arthur Abraham. Last night after the final sparring session, trainer Dirk Dzemski offered the following assessment:

“The sparring phase went really well. Robert, as always, is physically fit and mentally very strong. Technically, he is at the highest level of his career. I was particularly impressed how focused he was during the sparring. We will see the best Robert Stieglitz of all time. Arthur is not the most difficult boxing package. While he has his strengths, he can be measured up well. We had plenty of time to prepare for Arthur Abraham and we took it. This fight has been on for a long time. Previously opponents have often pulled out shortly before fights. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen this time.”



August 18th, 2012

Boxing Result

Lopez, Ruso victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Welterweight Jose “Piston” Lopez (17-2-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over Jose Emilio Perea (21-2, 13 KOs) to claim the WBF title on Friday night at the legendary Jalisco Arena in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 114-114.

In the co-feature, super bantamweight (24-11-4, 19 KOs) Giovanni “Ruso” Caro scored a fourth round TKO over Mario Macias (24-9, 11 KOs).

The card was presented by Promociones Del Pueblo and HG Boxing, and televised in Mexico by Cadena 3.

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August 18th, 2012

UFC

Ronda Rousey unscripted

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) There’s no escaping Ronda Rousey these days. Far and away the most publicized female fighter in mixed martial arts today, the Strikeforce bantamweight champion may also be the best.

Five wins. All by submission via armbar. All coming in the first round. You can’t argue with that kind of success, but it may also be getting lost in the talk of Ronda in ESPN’s “Body Issue,” Ronda trashing Kim Kardashian, and Ronda being on the red carpet. Maybe the only one who hasn’t forgotten what got Rousey to this point is the champion herself. And she is well aware that she will be in for the fight of her young career on Saturday against former champion Sarah Kaufman. So she’s prepared accordingly … Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 18th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Tacoma

Jose Hernandez 134.5 vs. Robert Osiobe 134.5
Nate Serrano 146 vs. Osvaldo Rojas 146.5
Omar Avelar 138.5 vs. William Fernandez 134
Gabriel Pineda 138.5* vs. Matthew Flores 134
Jose Leon 149 vs. Jesse Uhde 150
Andre Ramos 129 vs. Frank Mendez 131.5
* Pineda 2.5 lbs over contract limit

Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Tickets: Ticketmaster.com, First Bout: 7 PM



August 18th, 2012

Boxing News

M. Hatton: I’m a world-class fighter

Manchester’s Matthew Hatton is a fighter who has always done things the hard way. Living large portions of his career with the unwanted “little brother” tag attached to him, Hatton also endured a number of defeats that hampered his progress and perhaps suggested that he didn’t possess the necessary attributes to advance past the domestic dwelling that he found himself in. (more…)



August 18th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

Breidis Prescott 138 vs. Francisco Figueroa 139
Rances Barthelemy 129.5 vs. Alejandro Rodríguez 129
Leosvy Mayedo 153 vs. Joseph Benjamin 158
Malcolm Stimthil 142 vs. Cassius Clay 148
Hairon Socarras 121.5 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 123
Roberto J. Acevedo 164 vs. Donald Clark 158.5
Radivoje Kalajdzic 168.5 vs. Jerrod Caldwell 170.5
Yunieski Gonzalez 167.5 vs. Jermaine Mackey 169
Venue: MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate



August 18th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Hammond, IN

Fres Oquendo 220 vs. Robert Hawkins 245
Mike Kurzeja 170 vs. Gerald Taylor 174
(WSBC light heavyweight title)
Dimar Ortuz 186 vs. Donta Woods 180
Abdulai Amidu 145 vs. Jacob Stiers NA
Frank Scalise 133 vs. Randy Ronchi 132
Johnny Lewus 143 vs. Hugo Guarneros 138
David Martin III 213 vs. Joshua Clark 222
Paul Littleton 164 vs. Darnell Wilson 166
Simon Buettner 176 vs. Mike Reiter 172
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN



August 18th, 2012

Boxing Result

George stops Miranda; Molina tops Frias

IBF #10 super middleweight Don “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over late sub Dionisio Miranda (21-8-2, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. The one-sided bout was stopped between rounds six and seven. George was originally slated to fight in the main event against Adonis Stevenson in an IBF elimination bout, but Stevenson pulled out with a hand injury.

In the new headliner, IBF #6, WBC #8 junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over outclassed Damian “Devo” Frias (19-5-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all cards.



August 17th, 2012

Feature Story

Preview: Quintana vs. Obermiller

Preview by Bill Green

Double R Boxing Productions presents HXT: Heartland Xtreme Throw down! Live Pro boxing, August 18th, 2012 at the Platte Duetshe event center, located in Grand Island, Nebraska. The main event will feature Brandon “Pit-bull” Quintana 5-7 (4) vs. Chad Obermiller, in a scheduled eight-round lightweight contest. (more…)



August 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Organizations establish memorial funds for Akinyanju

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Two organizations that were involved in the life of Abodunrin “Bo” Akinyanju have established funds in his memory. Akinyanju died on August 16 in a traffic accident in Delaware.

DC-area boxing promotional company Keystone Boxing, who promoted Akinyanju’s last bout on March 10 in DC, has established a memorial fund which can be found by going to this link: http://keystoneboxing.chipin.com/bo-akinyanju-memorial-fund

Also, G&K Services, the company Akinyanju worked for at the time of his passing has also established a memorial fund. Tax-deductable contributions, made out to the “Bo Akinyanju Memorial Fund” can be sent to this address:

G&K Services Foundation
Attn: Lisa Gallmeyer
5995 Opus Parkway, Suite 500
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