Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Green, Cameron make weight

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Regina Magner Karon

Danny Green 192.0 vs. Shane Cameron 195.1
(IBO world cruiserweight title)
Will Tomlinson 129.9 vs Irving Berry 129.6
(IBO world super featherweight title)
Moses Sorovi 211.2 vs Brad Pitt 197.6
Jeremy Van Dieman 173.7 vs Lyndon Edney 175.1
Brandon Ogilvy 138.6 vs Anthony Taylor 138.0
Dinesh Kanth 164.5 vs Jake Carr 164.2
Mark Galea N/A vs Bashir Sadiq 134.5

Venue: Hisense Arena, Melbourne Australia
Promoter: Green Machine Boxing

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By Brett Bonetti at the scale Photos by Regina Magner Karon Danny Green 192.0 vs. Shane Cameron 195.1 (IBO world …


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Q&A: Ed Paredes

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/ Acquinity Sports

Maturity – it doesn’t apply to everyone. Sometimes you see it in certain young people and not at all in much older ones. The path one takes to maturity varies greatly but the final result is always apparent. Welterweight contender Ed “The Lion” Paredes has it at just 27 years of age. Already a veteran of 35 professional fights (holding the #3 spot in the WBA welterweight ratings, #4 in the WBC and #13 in both the IBF and WBO) Paredes (31-3-1, 21 KOs) feels his biggest and best fights are yet to come.

The stage is set November 30th for Paredes to take another step forward while defending his WBA and WBC Latino belts against hard-punching Mexican Javier “El Terrible” Castro (27-5, 22 KOs). Paredes and Castro will do battle in front of a national TV audience and rabid local fans during the scheduled 10-round co-main event from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, not far from Ed’s home in nearby Hollywood.

The Acquinty Sports 8-bout card is called “Beatdown 2012 and will be shown nationally on BounceTV and The Pursuit Channel (Stations 240 Dish and 604 DirecTV). (more…)

Maturity – it doesn’t apply to everyone. Sometimes you see it in certain young people and not at all in …



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Q&A: Billy Dib

Photo: Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib talks to Fightnews about his scheduled December bout in Madison Square Garden which was cancelled. He also discusses how he will defend the title against his mandatory challenger Mauricio Munoz of Argentina and says that he would be confident of defeating WBA champion Chris John.

Are you disappointed your December bout in Madison Square Garden on the Cotto v Trout card, where you would have had global exposure, was cancelled?

I was only disappointed about the reason it was cancelled.

Do you know the reason?

It was just strong boxing influences sabotaging my well-earned opportunity to showcase my skills. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib talks to Fightnews about his scheduled December bout …


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Lebedev-Silgado to collide in Russia?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

An source has informed Fightnews.com that Russian Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) could be defending his WBA cruiserweight world title against unbeaten Colombian prospect Santander Silgado (23-0, 18 KOs) on December 17 at the Crocus City Hall in Myakinino, Russia in an event organized by Hrunov Promotions. Silgado has previously campaigned in Argentina, Germany and the United States. Lebedev was WBA interim champ and originally slated to face the WBA regular world champion Guillermo Jones, but the WBA declared Jones champion in recess and installed Lebedev as regular champion.

By Gabriel F. Cordero An source has informed Fightnews.com that Russian Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KOs) could be defending his …




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Berto-Guerrero Workout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) and Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KOs) are just days away from their welterweight showdown as both worked out for the media Monday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. Berto-Guerrero will be for Guerrero’s interim WBC welterweight title which will take place this Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on HBO.

The former welterweight champion Berto had been training in Winter Haven, Florida for Guerrero. He looked anxious shadowboxing at Monday’s workout. Suddenly a member of his team shouted, “Beast vs. Ghost, ghost is a dead man walking and he (Berto) is the ghost buster!”

“Training has been great I’m ready, focused, not getting injured and taking care of myself. I have great people working with me,” Berto told Fightnews.com. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) and Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KOs) …


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Kessler to Froch: I’m ready to beat you again

Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) says he’s more than happy to take away another world title from Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) – but only after he has defeated WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs) in their December 8 showdown at Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning. The Cobra most recently claimed that Kessler would avoid a rematch of their epic battle in April 2010. Back then, the Viking Warrior handed Froch his first-ever defeat and won the WBC belt after 12 exciting rounds . “Don´t you worry, Carl,” Kessler said. “I beat you once and I will beat you again. Enjoy your belt while you have it. And let me take care of business against Brian Magee first. Of course I am ready to fight you again, any time, any place, especially if Andre Ward is too scared to leave his backyard.”

Kessler, who has great respect for Froch, congratulated the Nottingham fighter on his successful IBF Title defence against Yusaf Mack. “That was a good win for you, congratulations,” he stated. “Keep it up and I am sure we will meet again.”

Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) says he’s more than happy to take away another world title from Carl Froch (30-2, …


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Broner: I’m elite

By Matt Richardson

After another dominant, exciting performance by Adrien Broner on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey perhaps the most important thing to remember was reiterated by the (still) unbeaten (new) WBC lightweight champion at the post-fight press conference.

“This has just begun,” stated the 23-year-old Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) minutes after stopping Antonio DeMarco (28-3-1, 21 KOs) in seven lopsided rounds to earn the belt. I’m elite,” Broner said. “I’m an elite fighter who can make a good fighter look like an amateur and that’s what I’ve done tonight. I came into the fight looking for a war because I know DeMarco is a warrior.”

DeMarco (who actually won the first round on all three judges’ scorecards) was gracious in defeat. “As we know how to win, we know how to lose,” he said. “He’s a great fighter and tonight was his night,” said an emotional DeMarco. “It doesn’t end here. I want to show my daughter that dreams do come true. This was a great experience inside of boxing for me. Without a doubt, he’s a very complete fighter.” (more…)

By Matt Richardson After another dominant, exciting performance by Adrien Broner on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, …


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UFC 154 musings

Georges St-Pierre probably feels like he was in a car wreck right about now.

I’m quite sure that his head is throbbing. His hands are undoubtedly sore. His muscles are still filled with lactic acid. And his face…well…let’s just say he won’t be posing for any photo shoots until the swelling subsides and the cuts heal . . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Georges St-Pierre probably feels like he was in a car wreck right about now. I’m quite sure that his head …



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Watanabe defeats WBC #1 Prawet

By Joe Koizumi
Boxing Beat

OPBF welterweight champ, hard-punching southpaw Akinori Watanabe (27-4, 24 KOs), 147, kept his regional belt as he floored WBC top ranked super-lightweight contender Prawet Singwancha (48-4-2, 27 KOs), 147, in the fifth and earned a very unanimous decision (116-112, 116-111 and 117-108) over twelve sizzling rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.

It’s an encounter of southpaws, but Watanabe utilized his superior height, physique and power—dominating the proceedings despite Prawet’s persistent retaliation. The fifth witnessed the champ’s quick one-two combo hit the button of the Thai veteran, who knelt down and quickly raised himself from a flash knockdown. Despite his fatty appearance Prawet displayed his determination by furiously fighting back with body bombardments and left crosses. Watanabe, making his fourth defense, controlled the last four sessions to confirm his important victory.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Boxing Beat OPBF welterweight champ, hard-punching southpaw Akinori Watanabe (27-4, 24 KOs), 147, kept his regional belt …


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Klitschko’s sparring partner signs with K2

Young Russian heavyweight prospect Wladimir Tereshkin (14-0-1, 7 KOs) has signed the contract with Klitschko brothers’ K2 Promotions, Ukraine. Tereshkin is 6’6 tall, his weight is about 240 lbs and he feels comfortable in both orthodox and southpaw stances. “Wladimir Tereshkin is the future World heavyweight champion. Being only 24 he has 14 victories with 7 KOs and one draw in 15 bouts. Our plan is very simple – we tune him up after a long break and proceed with facing the best heavyweights in the world. I anticipate that within the next couple of years Wladimir will get his chance to fight for the world title,” said K2 General Manager Alexander A. Krassyuk. (more…)

Young Russian heavyweight prospect Wladimir Tereshkin (14-0-1, 7 KOs) has signed the contract with Klitschko brothers’ K2 Promotions, Ukraine. Tereshkin …


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Soliman vs. Sturm on February 2

Photo: Peter McDermont

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #1 Sam Soliman will travel to Germany to clash with former WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm on February 2nd for the right to challenge the winner of the Daniel Geale vs. Anthony Mundine fight on January 30 in Sydney, Australia. The IBF have told both Geale and Mundine they must defend against the #1 contender. The IBF have allowed Geale to defend against Mundine, who defeated him via disputed split decision three years ago, instead of IBF #1 Soliman. “The stakes are incredibly high as is the challenge,” said Soliman. “I am going to Germany on a mission, to beat Sturm. I have no control over what happens in the Mundine and Geale fight.” Soliman and Sturm have boxed a common opponent in Giovanni Lorenzo, whom they both defeated over twelve rounds. Soliman did it in 2012. Sturm won in 2010.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #1 Sam Soliman will travel to Germany to clash with former WBA …


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Oguni keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC#12/WBA#14 OPBF super-bantam champ Yukinori Oguni (10-0, 2 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he was awarded a split but well-received decision (116-112, 116-114 and 113-114) over ex-titlist Roli Gasca (19-4, 5 KOs), also 122, an aggressive Filipino youngster, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kobe, Japan. It was a grudge fight as Oguni dropped Gasca twice to dethrone him via upset verdict at the same venue a year ago. Since then, Oguni, an up-and-coming prospect with his amateur career, successfully made a couple of defenses, defeating former OPBF ruler Hiromasa Ohashi and highly world-rated national titlist Masaaki Serie this year. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC#12/WBA#14 OPBF super-bantam champ Yukinori Oguni (10-0, 2 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he …



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Dudchenko stops Hendrix in 7

Los Angeles, California based Anatoliy Dudchenko (17-2, 12 KOs) of the Ukraine scored a 7th round TKO over Tyrell Hendrix (9-2-2, 3 KOs) of Los Angeles to win the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental light heavyweight title. The 12 round main event took place at the luxurious Westin Bonaventure Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles with Ed Holmes Allstar Boxing promoting. Attendance was more than 1,000.

Dudchenko is a naturally right handed fighter but started the bout out of the southpaw stance as he is effective fighting from both sides. Dudchenko imposed his will from the start of fight and Hendrix face began to show the effects of that as the bout wore on. Hendrix, whose corner was headed by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach was very game but Dudchenko was simply too much for him. Dudchenko, trained by New York City Boxing Club owner Phil Paolina stunned Hendrix multiple times throughout the bout leading to the invevitable. Hendrix retired on his stool at the end of round 7 and a TKO victory was officially awarded to the dominant winner Dudchenko. (more…)

Los Angeles, California based Anatoliy Dudchenko (17-2, 12 KOs) of the Ukraine scored a 7th round TKO over Tyrell Hendrix …


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Nozaki wins vacant WBC Youth 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Japanese prospect Masamichi Nozaki (16-3-1, 6 KOs), 118, acquired the vacant WBC youth bantamweight belt as he overcame a knockdown in the fourth and kept peppering Filipino Vergel Nebran (8-4-1, 6 KOs), 118, winning a split verdict (95-94 twice and 94-95) over ten heats on Sunday in Okinawa, Japan.

Hard-hitting Japan-based Filipino flyweight Wars Katsumata (18-6, 16 KOs), 115.25, dispatched Indonesian southpaw Isack Junior (20-3-2, 8 KOs), 115.5, at 0:26 of the eighth and final session.

Comebacking Koseki Nakama (15-4, 6 KOs), 130, scored a unanimous decision (all 78-74) over OPBF-rated Indonesian Robert Kopa Palue (11-5-2, 3 KOs), 129.25, over eight.

Okinawa-born southpaw Go Onaga (18-2-2, 13 KOs), 116, decked a fine victory before his native supporters by halting Filipino Jaypee Otilla (9-5-2, 6 KOs), 115.25, at 1:15 of the second session in a scheduled eight.

Fast-rising Shogo Ishikawa (10-3, 3 KOs), 130, defeated OPBF#6 feather Cirilo Espino (17-11-2, 11 KOs), 130, a Filipino tough boy, by a close but unanimous nod (77-76 twice and 77-75) over eight.

Promoter: Katsumata Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat Japanese prospect Masamichi Nozaki (16-3-1, 6 KOs), 118, acquired the vacant WBC youth bantamweight …


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Banks talks about big win over Mitchell

In less than two rounds this past Saturday night, the global landscape of the heavyweight boxing division when Johnathon Banks’ devastating second round knockout of undefeated and highly regarded Seth Mitchell at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Plus, along with training for his heavyweight showdown with Mitchell, the 30-year-old Emanuel Steward Protégé was preparing WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Austria for his defense against world ranked challenger Mariusz Wach. Klitschko’s fight took place on November 10 in Hamburg, Germany where he won a dominant twelve round decision with Banks in his corner.

“My training schedule was hard but I’ve been a boxing person my whole life. I trained twice each day for my fight with my trainer Javan ‘Sugar” Hill (Steward’s nephew) and I trained Wladimir twice each day for his fight” said the Detroit native. “Having Wladimir win his fight and then beating Mitchell on HBO a week later made it completely worthwhile” said the classy and humble Banks who was tabbed by Klitschko to lead his training camp and work his corner upon the untimely passing of Hall of Fame trainer Steward. (more…)

In less than two rounds this past Saturday night, the global landscape of the heavyweight boxing division when Johnathon Banks’ …


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New foe for Belmontes

When word came this weekend that an injury was forcing Teon Kennedy to pull out of the December 8th nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night co-feature bout with undefeated Jerry Belmontes (17-0, 5 KOs), another hungry Philly fighter jumped at the chance to take his place. West Philly’s Eric “Outlaw” Hunter (16-2, 9 KOs), is a fighter with a big reputation in the tough boxing gyms of Philly. He’s been touted by many since his amateur days as one of the most talented boxers on the local scene. In July, Hunter returned from a lengthy layoff with a flashy stoppage of Jason Rorie in Philadelphia.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Eric Hunter,” said Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz, matchmaker for the Fight Night series. “Here is a young fighter with a lot of ability but his career was in limbo and all of a sudden he gets a chance to fight on the hottest boxing series on television and it’s in his hometown. Most fighters would give their eye teeth for this kind of opportunity and Eric jumped at it. Good for him!”

When word came this weekend that an injury was forcing Teon Kennedy to pull out of the December 8th nationally …



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Pacquiao-Marquez 4 undercard announced

The undercard has been announced for the fourth installment of the legendary series between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8 on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Yuriorkis Gamboa faces Michael Farenas, Miguel Vazquez battles Mercito Gesta, and Javier Fortuna takes on Patrick Hyland. And featured is the pro debut of Jose Ramirez.

The undercard has been announced for the fourth installment of the legendary series between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez …


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Hatton: I’m a little older, a lot wiser

By Robert Hough

Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, who returns to the ring Saturday after 3½ tumultuous years, vowed Monday that however far and long his comeback goes, there’s clean – or at least considerably cleaner – living ahead in the months and years ahead. Hatton (45-2, 32 KOs) will face former WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1, 21 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, in a 10-round welterweight fight that will be broadcast on Showtime.

“I was known for ballooning up, putting 30 or 40 pounds between fights” said the 34-year-old who openly enjoyed long nights and food that would give a cardiologist a heart attack. “It was absolutely criminal for me to do that at 24 years of age. I can’t be doing that at 34 years of age. I’m becoming older, becoming wiser.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, who returns to the ring Saturday after 3½ tumultuous years, vowed Monday that …


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Boxers run in WBA KO Drugs 5K/10K race

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Sunday in Panama City, the WBA sponsored a 5K and 10K race to support the fight against breast cancer in that country. More than 1,000 runners participated including world champions Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno, Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez, Ogleidis “La Niña” Suarez, Liborio Solis and Yuriorkis Gamboa along with other boxers, radio and TV personalities and the general public. The WBA will donate $15,000 to a non-governmental entity that fights against cancer. “I want to thank all participants, runners and the organizing team for helping to make this campaign for the needy. The WBA KO Drugs continues to transmit the message to the boxing world and now society in general. The WBA KO drugs 5K/10K race is a great initiative to elevate moral values in our home,” said Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, WBA excecutive vice president. The KO Drugs Festival is held each year in different countries, normally with a boxing card. This year events took place in Peru and Venezuela and another is scheduled for Jamaica on December 8. The idea of the race emerged as a way to do something different, but with the same purpose: to help fight the scourge of drugs.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero On Sunday in Panama City, the WBA sponsored a 5K and 10K race to support the …


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Johnson: I’ll beat Fury so bad he’ll want to retire

Heavyweight Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson says former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will inspire him to defeat Tyson Fury in their 12-round showdown at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on December 1st. The 33-year-old Johnson started his professional career with the legendary heavyweight and is confident that the knowledge he gained from Holmes will give him the advantage over unbeaten Fury in the fight that can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com. Johnson, previously went the distance with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in 2009, insists that his all round experience will be too much for 24-year-old world title prospect Fury.

“I learned from the best working with Larry Holmes at the start of my career,” said Johnson. “He’s a boxing legend and he taught me everything I know – he taught me all the things that Fury wishes he knew. It was a real boxing education working with Larry, he did it all in the ring. So I know that I have the tools to beat Fury, no doubt. I’ll beat Fury so bad he’ll want to retire, everyone will see that on December 1 in Belfast. Fury’s just not in my class.” (more…)

Heavyweight Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson says former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will inspire him to defeat Tyson Fury in their …


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Truax batters Walker

Story and photos by Jesse Kelly

“Golden” Caleb Truax (20-1-1, 12 KOs) turned in a lopsided and dominant performance in Saturday night’s main event at the Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, MN. Truax battered Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-17, 12 KOs) to the body and eventually stopped him in round 4. Truax predicted before the fight that he would take Walker out with body shots and that is precisely what he did. From the opening bell, Truax, 29, popped Walker’s head back with his jab and then followed up with left and rights to the body. Walker showed guts by hanging in there but was having trouble keeping himself in the fight by the third round. Truax landed two left hooks to the liver in the beginning of the fourth round that appeared to take everything out of Walker. Walker continued to survive until the closing seconds of the round. A hard right uppercut by Truax snapped Walkers head back and a delayed reaction brought Walker to a knee. Walker barely made it to his feet by the count of 9 and referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout with Walker still looking hurt. The official time was 2:59 of the fourth round. (more…)

Story and photos by Jesse Kelly “Golden” Caleb Truax (20-1-1, 12 KOs) turned in a lopsided and dominant performance in …


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Q&A: Vic Darchinyan

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Brett Bonetti

Fightnews caught up with two division world champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs).

Vic what is the next fight you’re looking at presently?

“There isn’t anything in writing at the moment but I want to fight anyone with a belt. Anyone from 112 to 130. If anyone has a belt and wants to go to war, I’m in”

What’s your promotional status at the moment? I heard you interviewed on the boxing voice and you said you were a free agent?

“We can make any fight happen with any promoter. Right now I haven’t got a contract with any promoter and I am open to any serious offers. My time with Gary Shaw was good, Gary is a good guy but unfortunately the guys in my division are not with GSP. I need to fight three or four times a year not twice and at the moment it’s hard for GSP to offer me fights. I will travel anywhere in the world to fight for a title. If the money is there and there’s a belt I promise to put on a great show for boxing fans.” (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Fightnews caught up with two division world champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs). Vic …


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Froch takes aim at Bute, Kessler and Ward

Carl Froch is aiming to secure a trilogy of mega fights in 2013 after demolishing Yusaf Mack in three rounds of his first defense of the IBF World super middleweight title on Saturday night. The Cobra now turns his attention to the possibility of three huge rematches in 2013, starting with the contracted rematch with Lucian Bute in Canada, the man he savagely ripped the IBF crown from in May. The 35 year old then has his sights set on avenging the only defeats on his record against Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward.

“I haven’t got time to waste,” said Froch. “I wouldn’t be stupid and jump back in the ring too early but I have no injuries, my hands are fine so I feel good and if something could come off sooner rather than later I’d prefer that. Other than fighting at the Capital FM Arena the next best thing would be the City Ground, it would be unbelievable. I go to loads of Nottingham Forest games and I go on the pitch sometimes and get a standing ovation so to be in the middle of the pitch fighting someone like Kessler or Ward I can only imagine how phenomenal that would be, a career defining night.” (more…)

Carl Froch is aiming to secure a trilogy of mega fights in 2013 after demolishing Yusaf Mack in three rounds …


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Green-Cameron Final Presser

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti

Three-time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (32-5, 28 KOs) and Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) held their final press conference today at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia today ahead of their bout for the vacant IBO world cruiserweight title at the Hisense Arena this Wednesday.

Green will be aiming for a fourth world title and says that it is a big motivating factor for this fight as there has been no Australian born fighter that has won four world titles before. Cameron will be aiming for his first world title and the first New Zealand fighter to win a world title in many years. (more…)

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti Three-time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (32-5, 28 KOs) and Shane “The …


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Tanaka finishes ex-WBC champ Wandee

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten prospect in Nagoya, fast-rising OPBF#11 Yushi Tanaka (9-0-2, 6 KOs), 116.25, decked an important victory as he registered a fine knockout victory over ex-WBC light-fly champ Wandee Singwancha (67-15-1, 18 KOs), 116, with a vicious body shot at 3:04 of the sixth session in a scheduled eight on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. The taller Tanaka, eleven years his junior at 21, took the leadoff, outpunching the ex-champ with sharp jabs and left-right combinations. Steadily piling up points, Tanaka dug a strong blow to the midsection, which sank Wandee in agony for the count. The loser claimed it caught him below the belt, but the referee saw it legal and tolled the fatal ten. The Japanese youngster is gunning for a shot at the WBC youth belt either in the 115-pound or 118-pound category. Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten prospect in Nagoya, fast-rising OPBF#11 Yushi Tanaka (9-0-2, 6 KOs), 116.25, decked an important victory as …


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Results from Long Island

By James Rowan

Tommy Rainone scored knockdowns in the first and ninth rounds and cruised to a unanimous 10-round decision over Robbie Cannon to capture the IBA Americas welterweight title at the Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant, in Franklin Square, Long Island. A standing-room only crowd saw an incredible night of action as Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, in association with Winner Take All Productions, put on a fantastic, seven-bout card. (more…)

By James Rowan Tommy Rainone scored knockdowns in the first and ninth rounds and cruised to a unanimous 10-round decision …


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Pathompothong stops Gabejan

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Classy Thai light welterweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (20-1-1, 12 KOs) stopped Filipino lightweight champion Edgar Gabejan (23-28-5, 7 KOs) at the Pang Mu School, Muang, Maehongson, Thailand on Friday. Gabejan and Pathompothong exchanged heavy blows in the opening round but in round three the hard punching Thai stepped up a gear and dropped his opponent twice, but he recovered well to hear the bell. At 1 minute 11 seconds into round four Gabejan was out on his feet and referee Somsak Sirianant crowned Pathompothong the winner and still IBF Pan Pacific 140 pound champion.

In main supporting contest 2008 Beijing Olympian Amnat Ruenroeng (50, 2 KOs) dominated Danilo Pena (26-13-2, 11 KOs) over six rounds. Pena is a 2010 Filipino super flyweight champion.

Thai light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin jr. (14-2, 9 KOs) out pointed Pranpa Maehongson Sportcenter (0-1) over six rounds. (more…)

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Classy Thai light welterweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (20-1-1, 12 KOs) stopped Filipino lightweight champion Edgar Gabejan (23-28-5, 7 …


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Report/gallery: Broner vs. DeMarco

Ringside by Kurt Wolfheimer and Matt Richardson
Photos by Ray Bailey

Rising superstar Adrian “The Problem” Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) dethroned former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-3-1, 21 KOs) with a nearly flawless performance and an eighth round TKO in the main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday night.

Broner was in control throughout and finished the show in the eighth round, landing an amazing 39 power shots . The damage was just too much and Demarco finally collapsed to the canvas from a left upper cut at the 1:49 mark of the eighth round . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Kurt Wolfheimer and Matt Richardson Photos by Ray Bailey Rising superstar Adrian “The Problem” Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) …


AWE TV

Full Report: Viloria-Marquez/Gonzalez-Estrada

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing returned to the Los Angeles Sports Arena for its first world championship card since October of 1996 Saturday night as WBO world flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (32-3, 18 KOs) claimed the WBA flyweight belt held by Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) in 112lb unification shootout.

Also, WBA light flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KOs) retained his title after a twelve round all-action war with Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (23-2, 18 KOs). (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Boxing returned to the Los Angeles Sports Arena for its first world championship …


Boxing News

Oguni keeps OPBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC#12/WBA#14 OPBF super-bantam champ Yukinori Oguni (10-0, 2 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he was awarded a split but well-received decision (116-112, 116-114 and 113-114) over ex-titlist Roli Gasca (19-4, 5 KOs), also 122, an aggressive Filipino youngster, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Kobe, Japan. It was a grudge fight as Oguni dropped Gasca twice to dethrone him via upset verdict at the same venue a year ago. Since then, Oguni, an up-and-coming prospect with his amateur career, successfully made a couple of defenses, defeating former OPBF ruler Hiromasa Ohashi and highly world-rated national titlist Masaaki Serie this year. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC#12/WBA#14 OPBF super-bantam champ Yukinori Oguni (10-0, 2 KOs), 122, kept his regional belt as he …


Boxing News

Pacman turkey giveaway

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Fighter of the Decade and self-proclaimed “Pinoy Pilgrim” Manny Pacquiao gives away Thanksgiving turkeys and pies in appreciation to his fans at the Westside Shepherd of the Hills Church in Los Angeles on Sunday. Pacquiao is in deep preparation for the upcoming fourth fight of his historic rivalry against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay Per View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Fighter of the Decade and self-proclaimed “Pinoy Pilgrim” Manny Pacquiao gives away Thanksgiving turkeys …


Full Report

Zamora outpoints Guereca in Albuquerque

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

Team Tapia Presents’ “The Next Chapter” should’ve read like a cookie cutter storyline, the hometown protagonists picking off set-up adversaries with all the hardship of a sparring session.

While you don’t have to read between the lines to know who wins when an 8-2 youngster takes on an 0-5 senior, last night’s booking at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque had its share of surprises and solid scraps. A full house of 800 fans cheering on the home team couldn’t prevent a night of struggle and at least one topsy-turvy upset . . . Click here for full report and gallery

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III Team Tapia Presents’ “The Next Chapter” …


Boxing News

Cameron ready for Green

Report and photo by Brett Bonetti

Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) arrived in Melbourne, Australia this week ahead of his highly anticipated clash with three time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (32-5, 28 KOs) for the vacant IBO world cruiserweight title this Wednesday at Hisense Arena in Melbourne. Cameron wasted no time settling in and put on an open training session for the media today at the North Melbourne Boxing and Fitness Gym.

“The Mountain Warrior” who is heading into his first world title fight is extremely confident of victory against the Green Machine and plans on taking the title back to New Zealand. “He is going to need a baseball bat to have to stop me, I am feeling good, I am in great shape and I am looking forward to the fight,” Cameron said. (more…)

Report and photo by Brett Bonetti Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) arrived in Melbourne, Australia this week …


UFC

UFC 154: Post-fight presser

Headliners St-Pierre and Condit took home Fight of the Night for their welterweight title unification bout. The two champions engaged in an exciting scrap that left both men bloody and battered. The judges awarded St-Pierre the unanimous decision, making him the undisputed UFC® welterweight champion . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Headliners St-Pierre and Condit took home Fight of the Night for their welterweight title unification bout. The two champions engaged …


Boxing News

Nietes, Jaca victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Two-division world champion and reigning WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (31-1-3, 17 KOs) stopped previously unknown Danai Meendaeng in round five of a non-title bout on Saturday at the Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Meendaeng, from Thailand, was apparently making his pro debut.

In the co-feature, jr welterweight Jimrex Jaca (36-6-3, 20 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Jaypee Ignacio (8-15-2, 2 KOs) by scores of 100-91, 100-89 and 98-91.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Two-division world champion and reigning WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (31-1-3, 17 KOs) stopped previously …










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