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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Boxing News

Diaz dethrones Ao in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (37-9-2, 17 KOs), 130, captured the WBC super-featherweight belt as he scored with long rights to bloody defending champ Takahiro Ao (23-3-1. 10 KOs), 130, with better precision to win a close but unanimous decision (114-112 twice and 115-111) over twelve gory rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Ramonal, Trongco ready to defend belts

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

Current GAB Philippine super bantamweight champion Ramonal J. Singwangcha (12-5-3, 6 KOs) will put his belt at stake as he defends against former WBC silver super flyweight Champion Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs) on Sunday. Lopez will try to bounce back from his decision loss to Japanese super flyweight kingpin Yota Sato. Ramonal was last seen in action in Mandaluyong last August where he scored a technical draw versus Eric Rapada.

In the co-featured bout, WBC Youth Intercontinental light flyweight champion Renan Trongco (11-3, 8 KOs) will defend his belt against world ranked Legada L. Singwangcha (9-3-1, 5 KOs). Trongo is on a three knockout winning streak with his latest victim being Ricky Oyan whom he stopped in the fourth round. (more…)



October 27th, 2012


Boxing News

Maysonet destroys Gil

Photo: Eliud Vazquez Torres

By Eliud Vazquez Torres at ringside

Guayama, Puerto Rico – Unbeaten lightweight sensation Jorge ‘Machito’ Maysonet (10-0, 9 KOs) won his most impressive victory to date when he stopped Ramesis Gil (9-4-5, 5 KOs) in the very first round on Friday night at the Coliseo Roque Nido Stella in Guayama, Puerto Rico. After knocking down Gil three times, the referee stopped the fight. The official time was 1:32.

In the co-feature, Edgardo Laboy (5-0, 2 KOs) was victorious over Jonell Nieves (4-1, 3 KOs) in a four round junior featherweight fight. (more…)



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Tony Rila passes

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

More sad news to report as we’ve learned that Las Vegas businessman and friend to boxing Tony Rila passed away last night in his sleep at the age of 66. Tony was the owner of the state of the art IBA Gym where the biggest names in boxing trained for their Vegas megafights. The gym was actually located in Tony’s backyard and Oscar de la Hoya, the Klitschkos, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Ricky Hatton are just a few of the elite fighters who trained there. Tony loved the sport of boxing and was well known as a collector of pugilistic memorabilia. He was also an avid poker player.



October 27th, 2012


Boxing News

Kennedy-Belmontes added to Dec 8 show

Former world-title challenger Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, and undefeated Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, meet in a 10-round junior lightweight contest on Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at Pearson/McGonigle Halls on the campus of Temple University. The fight will be part of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night show. Topping the show will be another Philadelphian, Bryant “By By” Jennings, who defends his USBA heavyweight championship against Bowie Tupou, of Tongo, in a scheduled 12-round contest.

“Teon no longer can fight as a super bantamweight,” said promoter J Russell Peltz. “He has had trouble making 122 pounds for more than a year and he feels more comfortable at 130. He wants to make a run at junior lightweight and he picked a formidable foe in Belmontes, who has not lost in 17 pro fights.” (more…)



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC 130lb champ Ao to face Diaz today

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will put his belt on the line against Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (36-9-2, 17 KOs) today (Saturday) in Tokyo, Japan. Ao, making his fourth defense, wrested the belt via unanimous nod over Vitali Tajbert in November 2010. Diaz previously failed to win the belt from Jorge Linares in 2007 and from Humberto Soto next year, but once scored a significant victory over Robert Guerrero to his credit in 2005 (though Diaz was stopped by Guerrero with the NABF title at stake in a rematch).

Each tipped the beam at the 130 pound class limit yesterday. The officials are as follows: referee Ian John-Lewis (UK); judges Steve Morrow (US), Glen Rick Crocker (US) and Anek Hongtongkam (Thailand); supervisor Edward Thangarajah (Thailand). (more…)



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Jean adds NABA to NABF title

By Dave Spencer at ringside

After absorbing a barrage of low blows all night long, Dierry Jean 23-0 15KO) went out and closed the show at 1:21 of the 11th round with an impressive destruction of Ivan Cano (21-5 14KO) at the Holiday Inn in west suburban Montreal Friday night. Jean retains his NABF super-lightweight belt and captures the vacant NABA title. Jean was able to walk down his Mexican opponent all night long but upped the intensity after Cano was deducted a point for a fragrant low blow to end the 7th. It was one of the few weapons that the Mexican had any success with all evening.

“He was doing it on purpose and I was so mad at him,” said Jean after the fight. “I was going to stop him, I was going to punish him for that.”

Punish him he did, after standing court in the center of the ring and watch Cano circle clockwise around for most of the night, Jean started landing with authority as the fight progressed. When he finally closed the gap over the course of what would be the final round, Cano after running a marathon all night had nowhere to go but down, cut and bloodied in the middle of the ring. (more…)



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Shakopee, MN

By Jesse Kelley

Corey Rodriguez 152 vs. Jamal James 148
Ismail Muwendo 131 vs. Leon Bobo 132
Olanrewaju Durodola 197 vs. Sam Hill 197
Jonathan Perez 118 vs. Aaron Fernandez 118
Rob Brant 159 vs. Ryan Soft 150
John Moxey 215 vs. John Schimon 235
Dan Moret 160 vs. Cheyenne Ziegler 160
Venue: Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN
Promoter: Fight Area 51 and Sterling Entertainment Group



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Carlton, MN

By Jesse Kelley

Gary Eyer 142 vs. Ronnie Peterson Jr. ??
Al Sands 194 vs Harley Kilfian 189
Jordan Shimmel 214.5 vs. Travis Fulton 241
Hector Orozco 142 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 135
Booj LaBarge 175 vs. Lexie Keshick 175
James Roe 185 vs. Matt Meyer 187

Venue: Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN
Promoter: Jungle Boy Boxing

Note: Peterson weighs in tomorrow.



October 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Chetumal, Mexico

Sergio Thompson 129.6 vs. Luis Armando Juarez 126.6
Roberto Ortiz vs. Jhean Carlo Aparicio 139.6
Tomoki Kameda 120 vs. Javier Franco 121
Cesar Seda 121.4 vs. Luis May 119.6
Juan Pablo Sanchez 135 vs. Jorge Romero 134
Arely Valente 112 vs. Liliana Ordonez 112
Naciff Castillo 118.6 vs. Alfonso Torres 118
Robert Manzanarez 138.6 vs. Pedro Garcia 135.8
Josue Aguilar 146.8 vs. Pablo Polanco 145.6
Miguel Gonzalez 130.6 vs. Emir Montano 131
Venue: Chetumal Convention Ctr, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: Fox Deportes



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Guerrero-Candelo announced

Popular middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero (24-1, 18 KOs) and veteran J.C. Candelo (32-11-4, 21 KOs) face off in a 10 round fight on November 3 at the Humble Civic Center in Humble, Texas, which will be televised on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.

In the co-feature, talented middleweight up-and-comer J’Leon Love (13-0, 7 KOs) will take on an opponent to be named in an eight round fight.



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Verona, NY

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Thomas Dulorme 146 vs. Luis Carlos Abreg 147
Karim Mayfield 140 vs. Mauricio Herrera 139
Miguel Vasquez 135 vs Marvin Quintero 133.75
Javier Flores 147 vs. Alberto Herrera 144.5
Joel Brunker 126 vs Carlos Fulgencio 127
Ryan McKenzie 174 vs. Eric Watkins 173
Eric Fields 202 vs. Kevin Franklin 219
*John Thompson 153 vs. Christoper Chatman 154
(Fight canceled Chatman failed MRI exam)

Venue: Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: HBO

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October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Photo: Full Court Press

Sadam Ali 147 vs. Ronnie Warrior, Jr. 145.5
Santander Silgado 196.5 vs. Joell Godfrey 194.5
Ramadan Yasser 197.5 vs. Tim Johnson 199
Michael Costantino 180.5 vs. Nathan Ortiz 182
Steven Gamache 155.5 vs. Jose Angel Ortiz 152
Jennifer Santiago 121 vs. Ivana Coleman 122
Shawn Cameron 153.5 vs. Mamadou Doumbia 154

Venue: Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: World Kid Promotions
TV: PPV (Distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from San Antonio

Antonio Escalante 129.75 vs. Rocky Juarez 130
Julian Ramirez 125 vs. Steven Gutierrez 124.5
Emanuel Ledezma 167.5 vs. Eddie Tiggs 168
Nick Gonzales 153.5 vs. Luis Torres 151.75
Kendo Castaneda 136 vs. Alberto Romero 137
Marty Gutierrez 135 vs. Saul Montez 134.5
Benjamin Whitaker 156.5 vs. Jawnta Manson 161.2

Venue: Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Zbik still trying to collect purse from April fight

Former WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik has filed a lawsuit against promoter Universum Box-Promotion in hopes of collecting on his unpaid purse from his world title fight against Felix Sturm in April. Zbik says he is still owed $245,000 and has terminated his contract with Universum with immediate effect. The lawsuit makes allegations of suspected embezzlement and misappropriation of funds. Zbik has also make a request to open bankruptcy proceedings against Universum.



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from El Paso

Photos: Top Rank

Takalani Ndlovu 121.25 vs. Alejandro Lopez 121.75
(IBF super bantamweight eliminator)
Abie Han 159.25 vs. Arsenio Terrazas 160.75
Jennifer Han 128.5 vs. Claudia Gutierrez 128
Glen Tapia 155 vs. Dashon Johnson 158
Brad Solomon 147.75 vs. Yorgi Estrella 148.75
Matt Korobov 160.75 vs. Milton Nunez 160.25
Tremaine Williams 122.75 vs. Raul Carrillo 121.25

Venue: El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Azteca America

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October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Update: New opponents for Ali and Silgado

Unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian middleweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs) will now face Ronnie “The Natural” Warrior, Jr. (13-7-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday’s PPV event taking place at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. Ali, who is also promoting the event, was originally slated to face Jermaine White (17-5, 9 KOs).

In the co-feature, WBC #10/WBA #8 cruiserweight Santander “The Demolition Man” Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs) will now face late sub Joell Godfrey (15-8-1, 6 KOs) after the pullout of original opponent Gary Gomez (19-13-2, 7 KOs).

The card billed as “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple” will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM ET/6PM PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Giant WBO Convention Wrap-up

Big news in all weight divisions....

Report and photos by David Finger

The final day of the WBO 25th Annual Convention concluded yesterday with the championship and rating committee meetings, one of the most exciting, and contentious events of the convention.

Mini-flyweight/Junior-flyweight: Almost immediately, fans were excited upon learning that WBO mini-flyweight champion Moises Fuentes was looking to move up to 108-pounds, and hoping to be named mandatory challenger to junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes. The news that the mini-flyweight champion was moving up created ripples in the division, as President Valcarcel ordered the #2 ranked Raul Garcia and the #3 ranked Luis De La Rosa to work out a fight for the vacant title in 15 days. The winner would have to fight the #1 contender Carlos Buitrago in his first defense within 90 days. Buitrago was unable to fight for the vacant title due to a cut.

Flyweight: Brian Viloria was given some leeway over his next mandatory defense, with the WBO noting his recent mandatory defense. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

UFC

Don’t Miss An All New Episode of The Ultimate Fighter Tonight on FX

Team Carwin has the lead so far – can Team Nelson bounce back and even the score tonight when two more welterweights step into the Octagon? All new episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs Team Nelson tonight at 10pm ET/PT on FX . . . MORE

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Eric Morel to retire

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Rey Colon -The Sport Press

Former U.S. Olympian and two-time world champion in different divisions Eric Morel (46-4, 23 KOs) of Puerto Rico has decided to retire from the ring and continue a career as a manager and eventually become a boxing promoter according to his father and trainer Cyril Morel. The former WBA flyweight champion and WBO bantamweight champion had lost his last two fights against the unbeaten Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz in his only two fights in 2012.

“Eric had a brilliant career and we’re grateful to all the promoters who believed in his talent,” said Cyril. “He is negotiating with Golden Boy Promotions as has has three young prospects. I supported him in his decision. That is what he wants from now on. The time has come. He is 37 years old. We look at the knockout that happened to Erik Morales and don’t want that to happen to Eric, who has never been knocked out. We had to stop the last fight because Santa Cruz had more speed and we weren’t going to expose him to that. We realized that the time has come.” (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Historic all-female show in Tijuana

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

With only a little over a year in his comeback to promoting shows in Tijuana, Mexico, Guillermo “Memo” Mayen of Mayen Promotions has once again put the city’s name on the world stage on Thursday, October 25th, by presenting “Tijuana Dresses in Pink”, an all women fight card where every cog of the show was filled by a woman, from the ring announcer to the seconds, doctor, timekeeper, referee and boxing commissioner personified by the 1st female champion ever crowned by the WBC, Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava. According to Mayen, the six-bout fight card was the first of its kind registered by the Guinness Book of World Records. Part of the proceeds where designated to various organizations in the fight against breast cancer. In the main event held at the Las Pulgas nightclub located on the world famous Avenida Revolucion, Joselyn “Princesa Tapatia” Arroyo (11-0, 4KOs) remained undefeated as she easily dispatched the over matched Yadira Trejo (3-1) for the vacant NABF female flyweight title.

The event was not void of controversy. When it was announced on Fightnews.com earlier this week, a female South African promoter let it be known that not only had she already staged a similar event but four of them and trumped it by being a female promoter. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Rafa Marquez 122 vs Cristian Mijares 122
Edgar Sosa 114 vs Myung Ho Lee 114
Rodolfo Quintanilla 142 lbs vs Angel Sarinana 141
Jose Pinzon 168 vs Cruz Flores 165.5
Armando Torres 126 vs Tomas Sierra 126
Javier Salinas 140 vs Fernando Gonzalez 141
Jose A. Valdez 112 vs Sergio Hernandez 111.5

Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer and Zignia
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico)
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October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Corley aims for three in a row

Tomorrow night at the Club Sportlife Arena in Kiev, Ukraine, former world champion and now resurgent contender DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (39-19-1, 23 KOs) will once again enter into enemy territory and look to play spoiler for the third consecutive bout when he takes on unbeaten prospect Viktor Postol (19-0, 9 KOs) in a 12-round light welterweight matchup for Postol’s WBC international light welterweight title.

Since signing with DiBella Entertainment, Corley has put together back-to-back upset wins. First, he defeated previously unbeaten Gabriel Bracero in New York in January and most recently, in May, he knocked out world title challenger Paul McCloskey in McCloskey’s native Ireland. Now, Corley will look to make it three in a row when he takes on the Ukrainian Postol. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Michael Buffer on Emanuel Steward

“Twenty-four hours have gone by since the passing of Emanuel Steward. It has been and remains an emotionally painful time dealing with this loss. I am still unable to actually speak without choking up. The comments and statements of admiration and respect, honoring and memorializing his life, legacy and career have been honest, beautiful and deserving. He was and shall always be true boxing royalty but to those of us blessed to have been closer he was so very much more. As a fan and colleague I mourn the loss of a legend…an icon. As a friend, I have lost a loved one and my heart is broken.”
-Michael Buffer



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Rahimi hits Afganistan

“Peacefighter” Hamid Rahimi and his team were enthusiastically welcomed by the Afghan boxing fans in Kabul after arriving for the October 30th “Fight 4 Peace” event which will feature a 12 round middleweight title fight between local hero Rahimi and Said Mbelwa from Tanzania. Rahimi has already been invited by the National Olympic Committee and several other NGOs, held a first press conference and gave several TV interviews. Tomorrow the middleweight contender will be welcomed by President Hamid Karsai.

“I am so proud to be back in my country and to set a sign for peace and freedom”, said Rahimi. “This truely feels like making history. I want to thank all the people who helped me to make my dream of the “Fight 4 Peace” come true. I am simply overwhelmed by the positive reaction and the warm welcome we received when arriving in Kabul. I am sure that this will be a fantastic event and we will do all we can to change the perception of Afghanistan here in the country and all around the world.” (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Fairfax, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Ice Promotions/Jimmy Lange Boxing card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA:

Jimmy Lange 154 vs. Tony Jeter 158
Brandon Quarles 157 vs. John Mackey 157
Lawrence Jones 155 vs. Ivan Ziglar 157
Zain Shah 160 vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 162
Mark Baltimore 167 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 165
Antoine Douglas 160 vs. Valdez Eason 164
Jerry Odom 168 vs. Darryl Fields 167
Andre Ward 195 vs. Mario Flores 195
Joseph Rector 139 vs. David Warren Huffman 138
Shakir Ashanti 161 vs. David Antoine 158



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The November 24 return of former two-time world champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton against former WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko will be televised by Showtime in the U.S. The telecast from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, will be in the afternoon at 5PM ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The co-feature on Saturday’s Telefutura card will be unbeaten lightweight Julian Ramirez (4-0, 3 KOs) against fellow prospect Steven Gutierrez (4-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder. The main event is a jr lightweight showdown between Antonio Escalante and Rocky Juarez.

Services for Emanuel Steward are tentatively scheduled for November 13 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

There is talk of a possible third fight between former world champions Graciano Rocchigiani (48) and Dariusz Michalczewski (44) to take place in Berlin. Likely just talk.

Junior Middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, a West Point graduate and Army Reserve Officer, was featured in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. The New York native donates all of his fight purses to justadollarplease.org, a 501(C)(3), to help support bringing trials to the United States to cure spinal cord injuries.

Saturday at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ four of the main fighters that will appear on a big night of boxing on November 10th at the Park will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Undefeated fighters Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, Anthony “Juice” Young, Derrick “Take It To The Bank” Webster and Isiah Seldon along with National Anthem singer Tatiana Barbosa will be on hand at the Park’s Annual Harvest Weekend. The fighters will be there between 12 and 2. LaManna will also be at the park on Sunday (weather permitting).



October 26th, 2012

AWE TV

Estrada ready for Chocolatito

Viloria vs Marquez is LIVE on WealthTV.com November 17

Photos: Zanfer

The 2011 Campeon Azteca champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada of Sonora, Mexico, has been given the great opportunity to challenge for a world title when he faces one of the best fighter’s in the world, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the current WBA light flyweight belt holder in the semi-main event for the much anticipated WBA/WBO unification bout between Mexican Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and Hawaiian Brian Viloria on Saturday, November 17th, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The card can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com.

At 22 years old and without any international experience to speak of, Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, known to wage war on any opponent he has faced, has been given the opportunity every fighter dreams of: To become a world champion.

That is the good news. The bad news is that he must face and defeat one of the best fighters in the world, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. But he has the skills. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

McEwan takes aim at Prizefighter tourney

Jr middleweight Craig McEwan believes his time in the famous Wild Card Gym in LA will be the difference in the Prizefighter Light Middleweights III event taking place November 3 at London’s York Hall. The Scotsman in back in Britain after seven years in the States training with Freddie Roach in the Hollywood gym that boasts the biggest names in boxing. The 30 year old has boxed twice in Scotland since returning and says that being the last man standing in the 27th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night tournaments will propel him into title contention. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Hard work pays off for Maduma

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Herby Whyne

It’s the best combination you can have in boxing; a tool chest full of talent validated with a hard work ethic that pushes you above and beyond. For Canadian lightweight Ghislain Maduma (10-0 6KO) who returns to action tonight in Montreal against Sergio Priotti (25-12-2 8KO), the two complimentary but succinct disciplines are now being intertwined, something that wasn’t always the case for the talented fighter.

The Congo born fighter who got his first taste of the sport by watching tapes of Roy Jones has always had the talent, but is now following up hard with the necessary hard work. “I told my uncle it looked easy,” Maduma recently told FightNews of his days as a know-it-all teenager, a comment that earned the youngster a trip to the gym and the beginning of an amateur career that included close to eighty fights and trip back to his native Congo and an attempt to crack that country’s Olympic team. “As an amateur, I was good, I was talented, but I was not an athlete. I was a talented guy who was doing boxing, I was not training as an athlete. When I finally turned pro, I wanted to do it for myself and really train as an athlete. I started really working and making boxing a priority in my life.” (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back on Long Island

The Star Boxing series at The Paramount in Huntington, NY is back on November 17 with unbeaten junior welterweight Chris Algieri (15-0, 7 KOs) headlining against Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-7-1, 4 KOs). “We’re thrilled to return to The Paramount in Huntington,” said promoter Joe DeGuardia. “The first four shows in this series have sold out and I would strongly encourage fight fans to purchase their tickets in advance. Algieri has continued to improve and we’re anticipating an action packed main event between him and the battle tested Sostre.” Advance tickets are priced at $50 and $100. Call 631-673-7300.



October 26th, 2012

UFC

Alex Caceres – Express yourself

“Awakening is natural, delusion is not.” – Buddha

Not every interview is the same, even if in general the questions are. It truly depends on who is answering them, and when it is UFC bantamweight Alex Caceres, one should prepare to have their mind blown away. If asked about his fight, he will talk about his fight. When asked about training, he’ll talk about training. When he is questioned about his future and/or his goals, Caceres will answer with an unflinching passion and a poetic world view, which he hopes to instill in all the people who listen. And if requested for a final thought, “Bruce Leeroy” quotes Siddhartha . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Rios beats Salguero in IBF eliminator

In an IBF jr flyweight eliminator, Luis ‘Pan Blanco’ Rios (18-1-1, 12 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over Felipe Salguero (16-4-1, 11 KO) on Thursday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. Rios recovered from a fifth round knockdown to eventually get the referee’s stoppage after rattling Salguero with an uppercut the eleventh. Time was 1:26. Rios is now the mandatory challenger for IBF champion John Reil Casimero.

In the co-feature, featherweight Jorge ‘El Bufalo “Sanchez (8-0, 6 KOs) got a fourth round TKO over Franklin Mazanilla (9-2-0, 8 KOs).



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Top Rank back in El Paso

Photos: Top Rank

Top Rank has previously brought notables like Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Floyd Mayweather and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. to El Paso, Texas in years past, and that tradition of bringing top prospects to El Paso continues Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

In the main event, world ranked super bantamweight Alejandro Lopez (23-2, 7 KOs) battles former world champion Takalani Ndlovu (33-7, 18 KOs) in a clash scheduled for twelve-rounds. The Lopez-Ndlovu fight is an important IBF world title elimination bout with the winner becoming the #1 ranked super bantamweight. (more…)



October 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Vitali Kopylenko

By Alex “Oscar” Potapov
Photo: Global-Box Promotion

Unbeaten WBF middleweight titleholder Vitali Kopylenko (19-0, 10 KOs) spoke to Fightnews.com about his plans to return to the ring, a possible fight in Ukraine and more.

Vitali, in the summer you won a middleweight title in a fight against Vitor Sa. It seemed not the most difficult fight for you. What was it like in the ring?

For me this fight was the most important in my career. I fought against the former WBF champion, the champion of Portugal, for me this fight was a serious test and I am very happy that I won by a beautiful knockout the third round. (more…)



October 26th, 2012




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