Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Murray: I feel I can beat Martinez

WBA interim middleweight beltholder Martin Murray says he’s going to keep his feet on the ground even if he defeats Sergio Martinez in Argentina this spring. Murray faces the world’s best middleweight for his WBC crown at the home stadium of Velez Sarsfield on April 27. Martinez is widely regarded as one of the top three pound for pound fighters on the planet, so a victory for Murray would likely catapult him to superstar status. However, he has no real interest in glitz and glamour and just wants to secure the financial future of his family. (more…)

WBA interim middleweight beltholder Martin Murray says he’s going to keep his feet on the ground even if he defeats …


Boxing News

Felix Jr. looks sharp in workout

Photos: Pete Susens

Unbeaten world rated Jose Felix, Jr. (21-0-1, 17 KOs) worked out Wednesday at James Gogue’s Mission Boxing Club in Mission, Texas, going through final preparations for his fight this Saturday on a Top Rank boxing card at The McAllen Convention Center against rugged Gerardo Robles of Durango, Mexico. The 20-year-old Felix is ranked IBF #11 and has won 14 fights in a row, dating to a draw in June, 2010. He was born and raised in Los Mochis and comes from a fighting family as he is related to boxing star Fernando Montiel. Robles enters with a record of 18-10 with 9 KOs.

The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds and it will be Top Rank’s debut on the new UniMas Network (formerly Telefutura). First bell is 7:30 pm local time. The telecast will get underway at 10 pm local time. (more…)

Photos: Pete Susens Unbeaten world rated Jose Felix, Jr. (21-0-1, 17 KOs) worked out Wednesday at James Gogue’s Mission Boxing …



UFC

The Blueprint: Aldo vs. Edgar

Frankie Edgar, however, is anything but ordinary.

The newly slimmed down version (call him Edgar 2.0) is the former UFC lightweight champion. He is the man who dethroned legendary champion BJ Penn, and then dominated the all-time great in an immediate rematch. He is a guy who, after 18 professional fights, only has one true conqueror—reigning champion Benson Henderson. The only other man to defeat him, Gray Maynard, got crushed in their third bout. It was the Knockout of the Night and could have been Knockout of the Year . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Frankie Edgar, however, is anything but ordinary. The newly slimmed down version (call him Edgar 2.0) is the former UFC …


AWE TV

Prizefighter Welterweights III replay airs tonight on WealthTV Fight Night

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT) will present an encore performance of the thrilling Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament from January 19 at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England – a night that promoter Eddie Hearn called “the best Prizefighter yet.” Glenn Foot beat Dale Evans in the final to earn £34,000, but his victory was just one highlight on a red-hot night of action.

WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.

Tonight’s WealthTV “Fight Night” (9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT) will present an encore performance of the thrilling Prizefighter Welterweights III tournament from …




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Megreno stops ex-kick-boxing champ Kubo in three

By Joe Koizumi

Wise men say slow and steady wins the race, but we cannot stop rushing our prospect to the top so quickly. Some prevail, but others fail. Former world kick-boxing champ Kenji Kubo (1-1), 118, engaged in his second international style fight, but was unfortunately battered and stopped by WBC#20 ranked WBC international flyweight titlist Rey Megreno (19-20-3, 17 KOs), 117.25, Philippines, at 2:00 of the third round in a six-round main event on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

In this country there won’t be an Archie Moore having to wait so long to get his first world title crack. Any vastly talented prospect usually rush in to acquire a world championship as soon as possible to show his brilliance and excellence. Kubo, a 23-year-old baby face, decked his debut by defeating ex-world challenger and Indonesian veteran Nouldy Manakane (who lost to Koki Kameda in a quest for the WBA bantam belt here last April) by a nearly shutout six-round decision last November. He looked physically strong and proved he could punch. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Wise men say slow and steady wins the race, but we cannot stop rushing our prospect to …


Boxing News

Weights from Staten Island

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Nicky DeMarco 134 vs. Travis Thompson 133
Denis Douglin 159 vs. Jose Angel Rodriguez 157
Susan Reno 112 vs. Vanessa Greco 114
Shakur Jackson 146 vs. Cornelius Whitlock 146
Dennis Sharpe 159 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 159
Anthony Gangemi. 154 vs. Willie Bryant 154

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, New York
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions

Nicky DeMarco 134 vs. Travis Thompson 133 Denis Douglin 159 vs. Jose Angel Rodriguez 157 Susan Reno 112 vs. Vanessa …


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Looks like either Guillermo Rigondeaux or Vic Darchinyan for 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, on April 13.

After several recent MMA workouts, Ricky Hatton is giving UFC the thumbs-up. “We have to raise the bar,” he recently told the Telegraph. |more|

A columnist for The Record makes a plea for random testing in boxing . . . more

Danny Green rolls his eyes at Anthony Mundine claiming he was robbed in his loss to Daniel Geale. Check out The Australian.

Looks like either Guillermo Rigondeaux or Vic Darchinyan for 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire, on April 13. After …



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WBA allows Klitschko to make optional defense

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association has decided to grant a special exception to heavyweight “super” world champion Wladimir Klitschko to take a voluntary defense before his mandatory fight with “regular” world champion Alexander Povetkin. Permission was granted under the condition of a Klitschko-Povetkin contract arriving at WBA Headquarters by February 28. The fight must take place before July 31. In the event no agreement is reached, a purse bid for Klitschko vs. Povetkin will take place March 18. Klitschko would make 75% and Povetkin 25%, unless Klitschko loses in his voluntary defense. In that even, the purse will be split 50/50.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Association has decided to grant a special exception to heavyweight “super” world champion …


Boxing News

Bundrage-Smith presser

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

The Last time Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage showed up for a big fight in the Motown area, he was seen holding the ropes open for his then-promoter Don King. Many thought that it was a shame that Detroit’s only world champion (then as now) could only carry around his IBF Championship belt while King, who co-promoted the 2011 Silverdome show to principally put on his then-WBC Welterweight Champ Devon Alexander.

Bundrage was wearing a flamboyant fur coat that night, but he was left out in the brutal cold of that February show. Ironically, King promotes neither Alexander nor Bundrage any more. Golden Boy has got them both.

Golden Boy announced today in a Motown press conference held in the foyer of the Masonic Temple, a venerable building dating from the 1920s that has featured the biggest of rock groups in its 4500-capacity auditorium, but heretofore only small boxing cards in recent years in smaller auditorium. With the returning Alexander on top defending his recently won IBF World Title on top versus the undefeated Brit Kell Brook, Bundrage will get his wish to fight in his home town against a foe with whom he is very familiar. (more…)

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Last time Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage showed up for a big fight in the …


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Cory Spinks: They chose the wrong person

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KO), former two-division, five-time and undisputed world champion, talks about fighting Carlos “King” Molina (20-5, 6 KO) in a 12-round IBF junior middleweight title eliminator headlining ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” coming this Friday from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KO), former two-division, five-time and undisputed world champion, talks about …


UFC

Demian Maia: The New Threat at 170

“Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu!!!”

It was the chant Demian Maia had heard so many times before in his formative years, in the moments before he became a UFC fighter and went on an international tour of sorts that took him from Montreal to Minneapolis, London to Las Vegas, and Abu Dhabi to Chicago . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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“Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu!!!” It was the chant Demian Maia had heard so many times before in his formative years, in the …



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WBC drops Martirosyan from eliminator

Official Statement: The WBC hereby confirms that it has removed Vanes Martirosyan from participating in the final elimination fight versus Erislandy Lara due to Mr. Martirosyan’s failure to agree to a bout date compliant with the WBC Rules & Regulations. The WBC will designate an alternative opponent to Mr. Lara in for the final elimination bout to determine the mandatory contender of the super welterweight division.

Historically the WBC has continuously supported Mr. Martirosyan’s career and development. This is the third time that Mr. Martirosyan has refused to fight in a WBC-ordered elimination. The first two were against James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo.

Golden Boy Promotions earned the right to promote the elimination bout with a bid of $410,000 dollars against Top Rank’s $65,000 dollars, and set the bout’s date for February 23, 2013. After the WBC communicated to Mr. Martirosyan that the proposed bout date did not violate the WBC’s rules, and strongly recommended that he accept it, he failed to do so, claiming he would only fight on or after March the 1st. The WBC will update the status of this division in a near future.

Official Statement: The WBC hereby confirms that it has removed Vanes Martirosyan from participating in the final elimination fight versus …


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Juanma: I’ll be a world champion again

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best

Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) said that he is ready to show the world that he will become world champion again and he wants to show it this Saturday, when he faces Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs) at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank.

“I feel so good, in good condition for this return to the ring. I look forward to fighting again, but I’m focused on this fight because I know that this is an important fight for my future,” Lopez said. “I want to show that I’ll be a world champion again, but I don’t know the weight for my future. After this fight I’ll tell you if I’ll continue at 126 or 130 pounds.”

The fight against Silva will be fought at a catch weight of 128 pounds. Lopez is currently ranked #5 by the WBO in the featherweight division. It will be Juanma’s first fight since March 2012, when he lost by TKO against Orlando Salido and was then suspended for one year after accusing referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. of gambling on the bout. Puerto Rican Sports Secretary Henry Neumann later lifted the suspension allowing Lopez to get back in the ring sooner.

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) said that he is ready …


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Simcic-Profichet rematch is on

Photo: SES Boxing
Photo: SES Boxing

SES light heavyweight Denis Simcic’s rematch versus Jonathan Profichet is set. Simcic (28-2-0, 14 KOs) hopes to recapture his WBO Europe crown in the SES boxing gala on March 2 at the MBS arena in Potsdam, Germany. The 31-year-old Slovenian from Munich blames a “lucky punch” for his first round TKO loss to late sub Jonathan Profichet (14-8, 9 KOs) in September 2012. In the rematch the SES fighter wants to eradicate this harsh defeat. “It is everything for me! I want to get back my title,” said Simcic. Trainer Dirk Dzemski confirms that Simcic had a concentrated and engaged preparation. “Denis is diligent. The defeat in Mülheim was a gaffe. Such an accident can happen in our sport. He will take advantage of his chance,” stated Dzemski.

This is the second title fight in Potsdam. In the main event, triple world champion Ramona Kühne (19-1, 6 KOs) will defend her WBO, WIBF and WBF female super featherweight belts against Brazilian Halanna dos Santos (14-4, 9 KOs). The SES event will be broadcast live in Germany on SPORT1.

SES light heavyweight Denis Simcic’s rematch versus Jonathan Profichet is set. Simcic (28-2-0, 14 KOs) hopes to recapture his WBO …


Boxing News

Smith: JL Castillo just a typical Mexican fighter

Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) will face two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event for this Friday’s (February 1) ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised “King” Carlos Molina vs. Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks 12-round main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. “I feel like a lot of guys on TV try to be somebody different and I want to be myself and be the truth,” said Smith of his ring moniker. “What you see is what you get. I’m not one way on camera and one way off.”

So what does he think of his well-known and possible future hall-of-fame next opponent? “He (Castillo) has the best name of anyone I fought; I guess you could say that. But to be honest, before he passed, my favorite fighter was Diego Corrales, so I’m definitely not a fan of his. He’s just a typical Mexican fighter and I’m prepared for the best version of him there has ever been, so if anything less than that shows up, he’s going to have a problem.” (more…)

Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) will face two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 …



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Gutknecht-Braehmer Presser

Photos: Team Sauerland

The Protagonists are on edge ahead of Saturday’s showdown. The all-German affair between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) for the European light heavyweight championship is just days away and it seemed like the nerves were finally kicking in at today’s press conference. Promoter Kalle Sauerland got straight to the point: “We are excited about this duel. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Whoever is on top after the bout will be in possession of the EBU Title and will get a crack at the WBO championship. Consequently there is a lot on the line for everyone involved.”

Both participants, Gutknecht as well as Braehmer, made it clear that they see themselves ahead of the respective opponent, without giving too much away. “I am looking forward to the fight,” said 30-year-old Gutknecht. “We will see in which manner I will win on Saturday. I will keep my belt.” The current champion is also counting on the knowledge of his coach Ulli Wegner. “Mister Wegner has a lot of experience. I am planning to follow the game plan he came up with. I am only thinking positive – a loss is not even a possibility in my mind.”

The same goes for Braehmer. “I will win because I am better,” said the former WBO champion. Asked about the duel between the two coaches, Ulli Wegner and Karsten Roewer, the 34-year-old only replied: “I don’t know why everybody keeps talking about that. This fight is between Eduard Gutknecht and myself – the coaches aren’t fighting each other, we are!” (more…)

Photos: Team Sauerland The Protagonists are on edge ahead of Saturday’s showdown. The all-German affair between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 …


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Campbell to meet Bizier

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

With undefeated welterweight Kevin Bizier (19-0, 13 KOs) in need of an opponent for his headline fight next Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, it looks as if the name of former undisputed champion Nate Campbell (36-9-1, 26 KOs) has surfaced to the top of the heap. Veteran Montreal boxing writer Daniel Cloutier first broke the name and Fightnews was able to reach the Florida based boxer for confirmation this morning by text. Earlier this week original opponent John O’Donnell fell through with a reported hand injury leaving Bizier’s GYM promoters scurrying to find a suitable opponent for the ESPN Friday Night Fight headline slot. Forty year-old Campbell had a good 2012 as ‘The Galaxy Warrior’ became a ‘Road Warrior’ notching victories in the Dominican Republic and Poland against hometown fighters Victor Cayo and Kryzsztof Szot. Previous to that Campbell had lost four of five. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and will be for Bizier’s NABA welterweight belt.

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada With undefeated welterweight Kevin Bizier (19-0, 13 KOs) in need of an opponent for …


Boxing News

Video: Juanma-Silva Press Conference

Video: Joel Colon

Presser for Saturday night’s clash at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico between former world champin Juanma Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) and Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 2 KOs).

Video: Joel Colon Presser for Saturday night’s clash at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico between former world …


Boxing Result

Late Results from Tunica, Mississippi

By Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com

On January 26, 2013, at the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, Fights at the Fitz kicked off the new year with an exciting and diverse card that featured undefeated prospects, local favorites and unexpected upsets. In the main event, junior welterweight Keandre Gibson (7-0-1, 3 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Boyd Henley (10-1-1, 9 KOs). Read full report at Memphsiboxing.com.

By Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com On January 26, 2013, at the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, Fights at the …


Interview

Carlos Molina: “A win puts me in a title fight!”

Molina stops ConyersInterview by Sam Geraci; photos by Chris Cozzone

This Friday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, top-rated 154lb contender Carlos “King” Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) takes on former undisputed welterweight champion and former 154lb IBF champion Corey “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KOs) in an eliminator for the junior middleweight IBF title. The winner of Molina vs. Spinks will be in line to fight IBF champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs) who defends his title February 22nd against contender Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (24-5, 11 KOs).

After years of being matched as the “opponent” and enduring controversial losses and draws to some of the sport’s biggest names, including Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Mike Alvarado, Erislandy Lara, and James Kirkland, Molina appears poised to dominate in his first fight in front of his hometown fans since 2008. (more…)

Interview by Sam Geraci; photos by Chris Cozzone This Friday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, top-rated 154lb contender …


Boxing Result

Geale defeats Mundine on points

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (29-1,15 KOs) retained the title by outscoring Anthony “The Man” Mundine (44-5,26 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Ray Reed had it 117-111, Charlie Lucas 116-112, Tony Marretta 117-111. Geale controlled the action in most of the rounds as he boxed from the orthodox stance and connected consistently with accurate combinations to the head and body. Referee Robert Byrd cautioned Mundine twice in round three for use of the head and in round four for holding and hittindg and again in round six for use of the head. Mundine was warned in round seven for use of the elbow. Geale and Mundine were both warned for hitting on back of the head round eight. Mundine showed good power and fast hands, but was visibly hurt several times during the bout although he survived to hear the final bell.

IBF President Daryl Peoples travelled to Australia to supervise the Mundine vs Geale and strapped the IBF championship belt on Daniel Geale

This was the first world title bout between two aboriginal boxers. Geale has targeted WBC champion Sergio Martinez and WBA champion Gennady Golovkin, and his next fight will be in May against the winner of Friday’s Sturm vs. Soliman contest in Germany. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (29-1,15 KOs) retained the title by …


Boxing News

“Friday Night Fights” Workout photo gallery

Photos by Joey Hill

ESPN2 Friday Night Fights series returns this Friday to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago with a main event showcasing the IBF jr middleweight title eliminator between #4 contender “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and former world champion Cory “Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KOs). On Tuesday, several of the local fighters kicked off the fight week with a workout at the 8 Count Boxing Gym. The fighters at the workout included, Molina, Polish heavyweight contender Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs), super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-3-1, 20 KOs) and fast rising light heavyweight “Hollywood” Mike Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs). “Friday Night Fights” is presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing, and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions. Doors open at 7p and the first bout is a 8p. Tickets are available at the UIC Pavilion box office (312-413-5740) or at Ticketmaster.com (800-745- 3000 or visit online).

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Photos by Joey Hill ESPN2 Friday Night Fights series returns this Friday to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago with a …


UFC

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Fantasy Preview

With only a few days remaining until UFC 156 kicks off, the new UFC Pick ‘Em game is in full swing ahead of the featherweight main event showdown between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar as well as the other ten fights on the card . . . Click here for more by Damon Martin, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar is live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 2 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET. Click here for more info

With only a few days remaining until UFC 156 kicks off, the new UFC Pick ‘Em game is in full …


Boxing News

Santos making final preparations for Juanma

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best

Brazilian Aldimar Silva Santos trained lightly Tuesday four days before his bout against former two-time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez on Saturday at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank, to be broadcasted live and exclusively on DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico and maybe in the United States. Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs) said that he’s at the 128lb contract weight, but he did some exercices, shadowboxing, hit the punching bag and jumped rope, all supervised by his trainer and translator Edson Nascimento.

“I’ve been training very hard for this bout. Juanma Lopez is an experienced fighter but I’m confident that I can beat him,” Silva Santos said. “There will be a good fight.” (more…)

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best Brazilian Aldimar Silva Santos trained lightly Tuesday four days before his bout against former two-time world …


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Moreno-Santa Cruz unification in the works?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com about the possibility of Panamanian WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno colliding with Mexican IBF bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz in a unification clash. The target date is around May.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed Fightnews.com about the possibility of Panamanian WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo …


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Vazquez: I’ll be ruthless like Hernandez

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (33-2, 13 KOs) says he’ll be as deadly as countryman and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez when he faces WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) at Wembley Arena. Vazquez meets Burns in a big unification clash on March 16th that also features stars Nathan Cleverly, George Groves, Dereck Chisora and Liam Walsh. Hernandez, a big star in the British Premier League, hails from Guadalajara – the same as Vazquez.

“When I fight Burns I will be just like Hernandez, a cold and ruthless assassin. There will be no remorse when I’m taking Burns apart,” said Vazquez. “Hernandez is a hero in Mexico, I saw the match on Saturday and I said that is what I have to be like to beat Burns. A striker and a boxer have the same mind set, a striker has to have to the killer instinct to score, the boxer to land a knockout punch, when the opening comes against Burns that will be the end for him.” (more…)

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (33-2, 13 KOs) says he’ll be as deadly as countryman and Manchester United striker …


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Boxing Buzz

The Miami New Times has released a powerful story on a Miami clinic allegedly supplying drugs to some of the biggest names in sports – a list that includes boxing champ Yuriorkis Gamboa . . . Read more

Aussie boxer Danny Green may be in trouble with local fisheries who are upset over Facebook photos of a tiger shark Green killed over the weekend. The shark hunt might’ve been illegal. |more|

Speaking of Down Under, the Brisbane Times ran a story on “The Man We Most Love to Hate” — Anthony Mundine, of course. |more|

 

The Miami New Times has released a powerful story on a Miami clinic allegedly supplying drugs to some of the …


Boxing News

Quillin comments on postponed first defense

His first world title defense has been delayed, due to the postponement of the originally scheduled Showtime Championship Boxing event on February 9, but undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (28-0, 20 KOs) is rollin’ with the punches and preparing for his April 27th fight against challenger Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KOs) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Feb. 9 card was postponed because of an injury to Danny Garcia, who is fighting Zab Judah in the main event. Quillin vs. Guerrero remains the 12-round co-feature.

“I’m praying for Danny to get better, as well as for Zab and Guerrero to stay focused,” a disappointed yet understanding Quillin said from Los Angeles where he was training at Wild Card Gym. “I’m praying for Guerrero to stay focused, too, because I’m coming for him on April 27.” (more…)

His first world title defense has been delayed, due to the postponement of the originally scheduled Showtime Championship Boxing event …


UFC

UFC Pick ‘Em Game Starts With Aldo-Edgar

It’s a common theme you can follow on any fight week if you happen to be on Twitter, Facebook or any other social network – fans, media and fighters picking who they believe will win during an upcoming show.

Inevitably some will show a little swagger for getting it right, while others hang their heads in shame knowing deep down they should have picked with their head instead of their heart. . . Click here for more by Damon Martin, UFC.com
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It’s a common theme you can follow on any fight week if you happen to be on Twitter, Facebook or …


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“And Still…” The Memoirgraphy of Yahya McClain

By Jose E. Santiago

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It’s rare that a fighter exposes his weaknesses. It’s even more rare that said fighter exposes his failures along with regrets in life that have caused him to reflect on his own demise to greatness. Yahya McClain, known to many as Johnny McClain prior to his conversion to Islam, provides the readers of his recently released book “And Still….The Memoirography of Yahya McClain” an inside look at his tumultuous life in and out of the squared circle.

From humble beginnings in Queens NY as a two year old son of a murdered father, to US Marine, to two time WBU Cruiserweight Champ, to husband of the great Laila “She Be Stingin” Ali, McClain’s constant rise and fall in the sport of boxing is beautifully chronicled in his own words. (more…)

By Jose E. Santiago It’s rare that a fighter exposes his weaknesses. It’s even more rare that said fighter exposes …


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FNF main event takes another hit

By Matt Cassavant / Fightnews Canada

The injury bug that plagued several Groupe Yvon Michel fighters and events in 2012 seems to have carried over into the New Year. The latest casualty is the February 8th Fast & Furious main event as John O’Donnell (27-2, 11KOs) has pulled out of his welterweight clash vs. Kevin Bizier (19-0, 13KOs) due to a significant hand injury.

This is the second time that the GYM and ESPN Friday Night Fights main event has fallen apart due to injury. Initially, Canadian middleweight knockout sensation David Lemieux was expected to headline the card against Colombian Jose Miguel Torres, but that fell apart due to Lemieux suffering a hand injury of his own. GYM has apparently found a replacement for O’Donnell and has submitted that potential candidate for review to ESPN who is expected to make its ruling on whether or not the replacement candidate is suitable for their broadcast standards within the next 24 hours.

Things not going according to plan is nothing new for Bizier, who is coming off a 2012 year that he believes was the most frustrating of his professional career. The rugged undefeated Quebec contender ended 2011 by winning a minor title in his fist 12 round bout by impressively defeating battle tested Lanardo Tyner and appeared to have momentum on his side going into 2012. However, 2012 proved to be challenging as Bizier was on the shelf for the first 9 months, a hiatus caused by various reasons mostly resulting from numerous GYM schedule changes (most notably the Pascal-Cloud cancellation). In a downtown Montreal press conference last week, Bizier who was just 48 hours removed from becoming a first time father, seemed rejuvenated while talking to reporters about the prospect of fighting on ESPN and was looking forward to what he expected to be his most difficult technical fight versus the southpaw O’Donnell. Bizier will now have to adapt in the face of extenuating circumstances once again and most probably alter his game plan as he awaits a new opponent with less than 2 weeks away from fight night.

Ti-Joa returns

Some have speculated that veteran Joachim Alcine (33-3-1, 19KOs) scheduled to fight on the undercard portion of the February 8th GYM gala in a 8 round bout vs David Toribio (19-14, 12KOs) could potentially step in and replace O’Donnell in the ESPN main event. The prospect of Alcine fighting Bizier later this year is a possibility, but unlikely to happen on two weeks notice. GYM still has Alcine under contract for two more fights and a local showdown against Bizier would certainly make sense, especially in Quebec City, but two weeks would not give Alcine enough time to drop the necessary weight as Bizier wants to stay at 147lbs in order to climb the world rankings. There also seems to be little interest from ESPN in Alcine.

Hold on Superman’s flight pattern

In what has turned into a reoccurring theme, Adonis Stevenson is expected to find out by the end of the day whether or not he will be fighting for the vacant IBF title next time he enters the ring. As the IBF needs to receive the contracts from the Kessler-Froch rematch today in order to sanction and grant Carl Froch’s desired extension. According to Yvon Michel, Adonis could be fighting a stay busy fight in March if Froch is allowed to keep his title…

By Matt Cassavant / Fightnews Canada The injury bug that plagued several Groupe Yvon Michel fighters and events in 2012 …


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All-New Episode of TUF Tonight, Plus Countdown to 156

The Preliminary Fights Begin Tonight On An All-New Episode of The Ultimate Fighter
The middleweight tournament begins as Team Jones’ Gilbert Smith takes on Team Sonnen’s Luke Barnatt! The Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs Team Sonnen – tonight at 9pm ET/PT on FX

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