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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

Photos: Team Golovkin Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin received a hero's welcome in his native Kazakhstan over the weekend. On Friday Golovkin ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive

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Boxing News

Alfonso Gomez Quotes

“He is a good counter puncher. I felt I could continue. He’s a great fighter. He hits pretty hard. I think the fight was even to that point. I think he was a little too premature. He was looking for a reason to stop it. He was asking me questions and I was answering and responding.” (more…)



September 18th, 2011



UFC

Ellenberger stops Shields

NEW ORLEANS, September 17 – It was almost a no win situation for Jake Ellenberger, fighting longtime welterweight star Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night main event Saturday after Shields’ decision to fight on after his father Jack passed away on August 29th. But with Shields’ decision to carry on with business, it meant that Ellenberger had to do the same, and in just 53 seconds, the Omaha power puncher ended an emotional night at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with a first round TKO of Shields that put him squarely in the title picture . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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September 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Cortez: Floyd did nothing wrong

Referee Joe Cortez told the Las Vegas Review Journal that Mayweather’s KO punch was a legal shot. “Time was in,” Cortez said. “The fighter needs to keep his guard up. Mayweather did nothing wrong.” Your comments?



September 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather-Merchant erupts

WBC welterweight Floyd Mayweather and HBO Commentator Larry Merchant got into it during Saturday night’s post fight interview.

WARNING SALTY LANGUAGE

Mayweather: You never give me a fair shake. You know that? So I’m gonna let you talk to Victor Ortiz, alright? I’m through! Put somebody else up here to give me an interview.

Merchant: What are you talking about?

Mayweather: You never give me a fair shake! HBO needs to fire you! You don’t know shit about boxing! You ain’t shit! You’re not shit!

Merchant: I wish I was 50 years younger and I’d kick your ass!

Mayweather: You won’t do shit!

END OF INTERVIEW
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September 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather KOs Ortiz

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) to claim the WBC crown in round four on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ortiz had a good round two, but Floyd was back in charge in the third. After an Ortiz attempt at an intentional headbutt in round four, Cortez broke the action and deducted a point from Ortiz. Cordoba called time back in and Ortiz went to Mayweather, embraced him and apologized, Mayweather then clocked Ortiz with two shots as he was stepping back and knocked him out. Click here for more photos…



September 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Alvarez stops Gomez in 6

By Francisco Salazar and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Canelo knocked down the former “Contender” star with a jab late in round one, but Gomez was more embarrassed than hurt. Gomez held his own until round six when referee Wayne Hedgepeth suddenly stopped the fight after a Alvarez barrage. Gomez still had some fight in him. Time was 2:36. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Morales wins 4th world title

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Mexican ring legend Erik Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) made history by becoming the first Mexican fighter to claim world titles in four weight divisions. Morales scored a tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten late sub Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC super lightweight championship on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Morales broke open a see-saw battle and badly busted up Cano’s face late in the fight. Cano’s corner stopped the fight after the tenth. The 21-year-old WBC #12 Cano took the bout on short notice after Lucas Matthysse pulled out.

In a clash between promising super lightweight prospects, undefeated Jessie Vargas (17-0, 9 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs). Lopez was the aggressor, Vargas was busier and prevailed 95-94, 96-93 on two cards. Lopez was up 95-94 on the third card. Vargas was deducted a point for a low blow in round eight. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Gesta defeats Perez

Photo: Phil Soto/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBO #2/WBA #9 lightweight Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta (23-0-1, 12 KOs) pounded out a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over game Manny Perez (16-7-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the BlueWater Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona. Gesta stalked Perez but was never able to catch him clean. Perez tried to stay out of range with occasional flurries. Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 99-91.

Unbeaten super lightweight KO Arist Jose Benavidez (13-0, 12 KOs) destroyed Dedrick Bell (6-10, 4 KOs) in the first round. Benavidez floored Bell twice in the 89 second affair. For more details and photos click here…



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Fury halts Firtha in 5

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Paul Childs Livepic/Action Images

WBC #13, WBA #15 heavyweight Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha (20-9-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at historic King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The 6’9 reigning British and Commonwealth titlist landed big shots from the get-go leaving Firtha’s face bloody after the first round. Fury dominated round two, as well. Firtha, however, rocked Fury in round three with an overhand right that had him hurt and desperately holding on. Fury got back on track in round four, landing good shots and getting a credit for a knockdown at the end of the round. Fury was in command again in round five and the bout suddenly, inexplicably waved off by referee John Keane even though Firtha was still very much in the fight. Time was 2:19. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Lewis backs Mayweather

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“You can’t hurt what you cant hit – this summarizes the chances of Ortiz in tonight fight against Floyd Mayweather Junior in MGM Grand,” former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis told Fightnews.com. “Speed nullifies power and Ortiz will realize very quickly what I’m talking about. On the other side, you never know when fighters are getting old. This is basically Ortiz’ only chance – to hope that Floyd will get old tonight. If not, Mayweather has a too much a big time experience, he’s to quick to be bothered by Ortiz power. It’s not Ortiz’ time yet.”



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rojas stops Gomez in 8

By Robert Coster

WBC featherweight “champion in recess” Elio “The Kid” Rojas (23-1, 14 KOs) returned to the ring after an absence of over 17 months, stepping up to the jr lightweight class and putting on a clinic by halting Mexican tough guy Arturo “Guerrero” Gomez (18-18-5, 8 KOs) in eight rounds in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Gomez, a much better boxer than his 50-50 record would indicate, was popular with local fans, having fought three times before on the Caribbean island and given good account of himself. True to his warrior nickname, the Mexican visitor went on the attack as soon as the bell ring but found that Rojas was both elusive and terribly effective in countering his wild on-rushes. The smooth boxing Dominican side-stepped, ducked, jabbed and counter-punched beautifully, gradually wearing down his game opponent. By round seven, Gomez had very little left in the tank and Rojas, sensing blood, resolutely went on the attack in round eight, battering the outclassed Mexican until referee Ramon Valdez mercifully stopped the one-sided action. Said Rojas after the fight, “My long absence from the ring has not affected my skills and I think I proved it tonight. This was a message to the boxing world that Elio Rojas is back, hungry and better than ever.”



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

San Diego Fight Results

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Promoting professional boxing since 1981, Bobby DePhilippis has become a staple in the San Diego sports scene as he has featured everything from world champions before they were like Terry Norris and Manuel Medina to top contenders such as Christopher Martin, Antonio DeMarco and Mercito Gesta to everything in between. Friday, September 16th, was no different as Bobby D. Presents along with Jorge Marron Productions and Barron Entertainment presented “Stars of Tomorrow” at the Four Points Sheraton in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of “America’s Finest City”. With the most rounds scheduled being merely six, the five bout fight card featured young and up coming prospects in what turned out a night of unprecedented results and drama full action enjoyed by a healthy sized crowd of local fight fans. For more details and photos click here….



September 17th, 2011

Announcement

Lindsay Roberts passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hard punching Australian lightweight Lindsay Roberts who boxed from 1969 to 1985 has sadly passed away in Kempsey, New South Wales earlier this month. Roberts scored KO wins over Steve Hallcroft, Willie Leslie and Robert Namana but lost to Larry Valesini, Billy Moeler and future world IBF champion Lester Ellis. Roberts scored 15 wins with 13 by KO losing 24 with 1 draw. Lindsay will be sadly missed by family and friends and also the Australian boxing fraternity.



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Alexander


Photo & text by Chris Cozzone

Golden Boy Promotions and The Great Promotions have teamed up to promote former jr. welterweight champ Devon Alexander “The Great.” Alexander will now campaign at 147 pounds, it was also announced at a press conference held this morning at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“One hundred and forty-seven is where I’m taking over,” said Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs). “I hate losing and I love to be on top – and that’s where I’m going to be.”

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer also announced that he would be approaching both HBO and Showtime with plans to stage a welterweight tournament with four to six elite fighters in the division, Alexander included. Possibilities to pit against Alexander include Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Marcos Maidana and Paulie Malignaggi, who was in attendance.

“If I fought Malignaggi, it would be a stepping stone,” said Alexander. “I’m at the top of my game right now.”

“Top of your game?” countered Malignaggi. “Last time I checked, neither one of us have a title – and you lost your last three fights.”



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Rain KOs outdoor Dallas card

By Jeff Zimmerman

Friday night’s 4th Annual “Fight Night” at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, was postponed due to rain. “It’s better for everybody fighters, sponsors – the fighters would be slipping,” said event coordinator Lestor Bedford. “Its for the safety of the fighters….we tried to hold off as long as possible – 2 hours – but the rain was steady. In over 30 years in boxing and over 500 fights with several outside, I have nver had a fight cancelled due to rain. Because of the free general admission vouchers and past experience, we were expecting 6,000-7,000.

The CNS promoted card has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct 14. the same tickets that were purchased for this show can be used for Oct 14. Refunds willl be granted Monday at the QuikTrip Park Box Office.



September 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Josesito aims to make statement

By Francisco Salazar

After losing a close 10 round majority decision to Edgar Santana in April of 2008, junior welterweight contender Josesito Lopez was disillusioned and frustrated by the outcome of the fight. Lopez though he had done enough to win, especially after dropping Santana twice in the fight. Weeks away from the gym turned into months, with reports of Lopez ballooning up to 180 pounds. Lopez even dabbled in real estate, as boxing seemed to be the last thing on his mind. Lopez almost gave up the fight game, but instead, came back to the sport. He was not about to let a bad decision, in his opinion, get the best of him. Since that crossroads point in his personal life and his professional career, Lopez has won his last seven bouts in a row. A victory tonight against an unbeaten fighter will put Lopez in more lucrative fights in the future. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Cano ready to seize opportunity

By Francisco Salazar

As first reported by Fightnews.com, unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano will face Erik Morales on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be on the televised undercard of the “Star Power” card, which will be headlined by Victor Ortiz defending his welterweight title belt against Floyd Mayweather. Cano, (22-0-1, 17 KO’s) from Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Mexico, took the fight with a week’s notice when Morales’ original opponent, Lucas Matthysse suffered an injury during training camp. Although he does not have the amount of experience in big fights like Morales does, Cano was not about to turn down an opportunity to fight for a world title belt. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mitchell vs. Ferreyro

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In the main event of Solo Boxeo’s Telefutura card at the Texas Station Hotel in Las Vegas, former Michigan State football player Seth Mitchell remained undefeated by laying waste to the walking heavy bag known as Hector Ferreyro with a third round TKO . . . Click here for more



September 17th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Gonzalez-Mtagwa

Ringside report Ricardo Trujillo
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

On Thursday night, a near capacity crowd gathered at the El Paso County Coliseum for “Independence Showdown” a Goossen-Tutor promotion in association with Promociones del Pueblo for a WBC featherweight title fight between champ Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico City and Rogers Mtagwa of Tanzania.

On the eve of the day Mexico got their revenge against Spain, Gonzalez took it out against the African to the delight of the pro-Gonzalez crowd. Celebrating his 30th birthday, the champ gave himself and the Mexican people a present to remember . . . click here for more



September 17th, 2011

UFC

Shields and the healing process

UFC Fight Night is LIVE on SPIKE TV TONIGHT!

It’s never easy to lose a parent. Jake Shields is finding that out first hand right now as he deals with the sudden passing of his father and manager Jack at the age of 67 on August 29th . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck opponent named

WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) will defend on October 22 at the Arena Ludwigsburg against 6’6 Argentine Rogelio Rossi (17-2-1, 11 KOs). “This is probably the biggest cruiserweight in the world,” said Huck. “I’ve never boxed against such a large opponent. I’ll have to adjust. It’s not so easy to hit him in the head.”



September 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayweather-Ortiz Preview

By Graham Houston

I wanted to wait until after the weigh-in before settling down to preview Saturday’s welterweight title fight between Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on PPV from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Now, I’ve seen it, and I am starting to buy into Mayweather’s assertion that he really is going to try to win inside the distance. Mayweather has said all along that he won’t be running from Ortiz. “I’ll be coming straight ahead,” he told this week’s press conference in Las Vegas. As Mayweather is normally a counter puncher, one has to ask oneself if he is simply seeking to heighten interest in the fight and thereby increase the PPV orders.

However, Mayweather seemed serious when he pushed his face into Ortiz’s and started what one can only surmise was a stream of invective after the fighters had weighed in this afternoon. If it was an act, it was a good one. Mayweather clearly seemed to be attempting to intimidate Ortiz; a Mayweather hanger-on waved a white handkerchief to remind Ortiz of the way the younger man surrendered against Marcos Maidana. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Hoskins defeats Nave

By David Robinett at ringside

50-year old Paul Nave, (19-9-2, 8 KOs), suffered the first loss in his comeback after nearly ten years out of the ring, losing an eight-round majority decision to undefeated Brandon Hoskins, (16-0-1, 8 KOs), at Albert Park Field in San Rafael, California. Scores were 76-76, 78-74, and 78-73 in favor of the faster, younger, and more active Hoskins. Nave spoke to Fightnews.com immediately after the fight and said he would take some time before deciding whether to keep fighting or hang up his gloves for good.



September 17th, 2011

UFC

UFN at the scales

UFC Fight Night is LIVE on SPIKE TV Sept. 17!

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger and the middleweight battle between Court McGee and Dongi Yang, airs on Spike TV from the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana at 9pm ET / PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also view eight live prelim bouts beginning at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jake Ellenberger (170) VS Jake Shields (171)

SPIKE TV
Dongi Yang (186) VS Court McGee (184.5)
Eric Koch (146) VS Jonathan Brookins (145.5)
Jason MacDonald (185) VS Alan Belcher (186)

FACEBOOK FIGHTS
Vagner Rocha (155.5) VS Cody McKenzie (155.5)
Shamar Bailey (156) VS Evan Dunham (156)
Lance Benoist (170.5) VS Matt Riddle (171)
Donny Walker (135.5) VS Ken Stone (136)
Clay Harvison (170) VS Seth Baczynski (171)
TJ Waldburger (171) VS Mike Stumpf (171)
Mike Lullo (146) VS Robert Peralta (145.5)
Jorge Lopez (171) VS Justin Edwards (171)

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September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Seth Mitchell still unbeaten


By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (23-0-1, 17 KOs) remained undefeated in a third round TKO win over Hector Ferreryo (21-11-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. The monster from Maryland teed off on Ferreryo from the opening bell, stinging the Texan with body shots. A final flurry on the face of a badly beaten Ferreryo forced the stoppage. An apparently confused Fereryo protested the finish, but with one eye closed, the stoppage was more than justified. Official time was 2:17.

In the night’s co-main event, unbeaten 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (10-0, 6 KOs) topped Larry Smith (10-6, 7 KOs) in a lopsided decision win. Smith was limited to throwing single jabs for the bulk of the eight round affair, but kept Diaz from unloading by tying up an arm during most of the exchanges. The defensive minded fighter was unable to avoid the rout, as one judge scored it 80-72 and the other two had it 79-73 in favor of Diaz. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather-Ortiz staredown

Video by Mary Ann Owen

Welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz get in each others’ face during Friday’s weigh-in in Las Vegas.



September 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mike Lee wins at Notre Dame

On the eve of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State football game, pro boxing came for the first time to the famous Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana. In the main event, unbeaten light heavyweight and prospect and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee (7-0, 4 KOs) won a four round knockdownfest against Jacob Stiers (4-2, 2 KOs). Lee stalked Stiers and dropped him in both rounds one and two. Lee, however, didn’t have it all his way as he was dropped himself in round three and seemed hurt for a moment. Lee floored Stiers again with a body shot in the fourth to win by the unusual scores of 38-34.

41-year-old super middleweight veteran Troy Lowry (27-11, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Travis Loveless (20-1, 17 KOs). Loveless seemed to be wearing out Lowry and was credited with a knockdown in round four. Lowry however hurt Loveless in the fifth and sent him to the deck face first with a huge right hand. Time was 1:32. Lowry ended a six fight losing streak. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Parker, AZ

Photos: Phil Soto/Top Rank Boxing

Mercito Gesta 136 vs. Manny Perez 136
Jose Benavidez 141.5 vs. Dedrick Bell 139.5
Andy Ruiz 253 vs. Ken Frank 293
Gabino Saenz 124.5 vs. Esteban Nichol 125.5
Jose Roman 135.5 vs. Baudel Cardenas 131
Venue: Bluewater Casino, Parker AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Fox Deportes 10PM ET/7PM PT
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September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights From Celaya

By. Gabriel F. Cordero

Robinson Castellanos 125.9 Vs. Aldimar Santos 125.8
WBC Silver Featherweight Title
María Salinas 104.8 Vs. Anahí Torres 104.5
WBC Miniumweight World Youth Title
Fermín de los Santos 129.8 Vs. Alfonso Pérez 128.5

WBC Super featherweight Cabofe Title
Venue: Palenque de la Feria, de Celaya, Guanajuato
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala
TV: Cadena 3 Channel 28 more photos



September 16th, 2011

Photo Gallery

Slideshow: Mayweather-Ortiz weigh-in


Photos by Chris Cozzone

Slideshow: All the shots from today’s dramatic weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Victor Ortiz. Click here to view



September 16th, 2011




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