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Zepeda stops Robles

Zepeda stops Robles

By Felipe Leon Photos: Leonso Nunez In about a week and a half Tijuana’s Zanfer Promotions put together a ten-bout fight card that was ...

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Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously ...

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Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

By Craig Wick at ringside Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions Badou Jack "The Ripper" (19-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC super middleweight title with ...

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Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank 2014 BWAA Fighter of the year Terence Crawford received the Sugar Ray Robinson Memorial Fighter of The ...

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Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Photos: Emily Harney Wladimir Klitschko 241.6 vs. Bryant Jennings 226.8 (IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship) Sadam Ali 146.8 vs. Francisco Santana 146.4 Venue: Madison Square Garden Promoter: K2 TV: HBO

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Boxing News

Tijuana’s Enriquez shuts down Arrazola

By Matt Thompson
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Despite over forty years of showcasing live professional boxing in “America’s Finest City” of San Diego, Bobby D. Presents, led by California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis, still had a night of firsts last Friday night. In the main event of their last show of the year, billed as “Dangerous Divas II”, the popular Tijuana Kenia Enriquez (13-0, 6KO) put on a masterful display of power, speed and technique to capture the vacant WBO female flyweight title with a complete shutout of the much more experienced Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola (21-11-2, 13KO) of Mexico City. The night marked the first world title fight in San Diego in nearly ten years as well as the first female world title fight in the history of the city. Enriquez also set her mark by becoming the second youngest active female champion in boxing as well as the first Mexican woman to capture a WBO title strap. The night was co-promoted in association with Fernando Beltran’s Zanfer Promotions. (more…)



November 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Robinson defeats Sostre

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philly southpaw Ray Robinson continued his impressive climb up the welterweight rankings with a sharp and emphatic TKO victory over Daniel Sostre Friday night in the main event at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE. Robinson used an aggressive body attack to set up the win that earned him the WBO-NABO regional welterweight crown after Sostre retired in his corner after round six.

Robinson won every round of the fight, mixing his pointed right jab, lashing left hands and that ever-constant body abuse to chip away at Sostre in a fight that was never in doubt. A hard right at the end of the second hurt Sostre. In the following round, Robinson dropped an off-balance Sostre to the floor.

This trip to the canvas seemed to invigorate Sostre, a Puerto Rican native fighting out of New York. He traded with Ray in the fourth round, and landed his share. However he never came close to gaining control. Everything Sostre threw, Robinson managed to better. (more…)



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Vasquez wins by heart palpitations

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Hanover National Guard Armory in Hanover, PA., A&D Promotions put together a nice Pro-Am card before a packed house of raucous fans. The main event of the evening was a surprising eight round title contest. as Osenohan Vasquez (8-2-1, 3KOs) captured the interim UBF All Americas light welterweight title, when crowd favorite Sammy Omar Quinones (8-3, 3KOs) couldn’t come out for the seventh round due to heart palpitations. (more…)



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Kamanga retains WBA Pan African junior welterweight title

By Ron Jackson

Paul Kamanga retained his WBA Pan African junior welterweight title on a 12 round points decision against former South African and IBO junior welterweight champion Kaizer Mabuza at the Kibler Park Recreation Centre near Johannesburg on Saturday night. In a bout that never rose to any heights the 21-yera-old Kamanga was just too fast for the 33-year-old veteran Mabuza as he piled up the points fighting off the back foot. Kamanga improved his record to 14-0, 8 KOs and Mabuza’s record dropped to 25-13-3, 16 KOs.



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Las Vegas

By David Finger

Signaling an end to one of boxing’s most entertaining female trilogies, veteran Layla McCarter won a eight round unanimous decision over longstanding rival Melissa Hernandez on Friday night in Las Vegas. The lightweight fight was the third and final fight between Hernandez and McCarter, with McCarter and Hernandez splitting the previous two back in 2007 (and also at the Orleans). With the win McCarter improves to 36-13-5 (8) while Hernandez falls to 19-6-3 (6). (more…)



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

McGowan claims vacant WIBA belt

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson / Hitman Photography

In possibly the biggest female bout in Australian Boxing history Erin “The Blueprint” McGowan (17-2, 9 KOs) defeated Arlene “Anger Fist” Blencowe (2-4) in the main event of CDL Boxing Promotions Western Alliance 15 to claim the vacant WIBA Lightweight Women’s World Title at the ​WA Italian Club in North Perth Australia on Friday night.

The speed and ring movement of McGowan was a major factor against a bigger and stronger opponent in Blencowe. McGowan scored a knockdown towards the end of the opening round to the thrill of the Perth home crowd.

Blencowe always looked dangerous during the fight and she continually looked for a decisive blow, but McGowan never stopped and was out working Blencowe. The last 3 rounds McGowan upped her work rate even further as she saw her goal of winning a second world title coming closer. In the 10th and final round McGowan’s pace was furious as she was all over her opponent by scoring big shots, landing flurries of punches trying to finish the fight. At the final bell, McGowan was exhausted as she left nothing in the tank. Blencowe was also a spent fighter after a tough fight. Judges’ scorecards read 99-92, 98-92 & 98-91 all for, and the new WIBA Lightweight World Champion Erin McGowan. (more…)



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Big congrats to longtime Fightnews photographer/writer Chris Cozzone, who was married to Lisa Balonis on Saturday, Nov. 22. The two tied the knot in Albuquerque, N.M. and are now honeymooning in Hawaii.

Unanimous decision: Detroit’s Kronk Gym needs new life. More

Daniel Geale says he’s ready for Jarrod Fletcher. More

More on Arum’s declaration to make Pacquiao-Mayweather happen. More



November 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Antwerp, Belgium: “Il dottore” is back!

Ermano “Il Dottore” Fegatelli made his ring return after 5 months and only his second fight in 15 months with a hard fought points win against brave Kristian Dochev from Bulgaria. Fegatelli had to shed off some ring rust which earned the visitor 2 rounds on one card and it was scored 80-72 twice and a more realistic 78-74. Fegatelli is the EBU challenger for the superfeatherweight title of Romain Jacob of France. He is scheduled to be back in the ring on Jan 31 in St Truiden, Belgium.

In the best fight of the evening Meriton Karaxha earned a majority decision against Jean Pierre Habimana over 8. It was a real war from the beginning. Karaxha controlled the fight from the beginning but injured his right hand in the 4th. From then on Habimana came back into the fight and closed the gap to finally drop a majority decision. It was scored 76-76, 77-75 and a much too wide 79-72. Karaxha won the vacant Flemish lightweight title….

Nefzi Ayub disappointed but won a shutout points decision over 8 rounds against Stanislav Nenkov.

The show was promoted by Renald Devulder and Yamina Zebchine of ABA boxing club Antwerp in association with the city of “A”ntwerp.



November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Now beltless, Algieri talks about future plans

Former jr welterweight world champion Chris Algieri, who was stripped of his WBO 140lb title when he entered the ring against Manny Pacquiao, discussed his future plans after the fight.

“I’m going to go back to the drawing board and talk to my people,” he said. “I could have made 140 for this fight. It’s not an issue of where I have to go. I can go in either weight class (140 or 147). I wouldn’t say the size and the power was the problem, it was just that I was fighting Manny Pacquiao. It wasn’t a weight thing. It is what it is. I can contest in either weight class and I’ll talk to my team and we’ll figure out the best route for 2015.”



November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Bellew, Cleverly postfight comments

Tony Bellew gained sweet revenge over Nathan Cleverly with a split decision Saturday win at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. With the series now tied at 1-1, Cleverly stated he wants a third fight. “This is the second time I’ve come to Liverpool, maybe we have a third fight in Wales,” he said.

Bellew commented, “I’m over the moon, it’s put to bed. I’ve said a lot of things, I don’t like him but I’ve outworked a great athlete and it’s over. I’ll fight anywhere, he’s not a cruiserweight. It’s been a long camp, 12 weeks, he was pacing himself and he looked at the belly and thought ‘he would tire’ – I don’t tire at cruiserweight.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn stated “If there’s a demand for the third we’ll get it on. Marco Huck wants to fight Tony for the title, and so do a lot of other champs.”



November 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Austin Post Fight

After dominating Cub Swanson for five rounds and finishing him with a timely rear naked choke at 4:56 of the fifth and final round – the latest finish in UFC history – Frankie Edgar was rewarded with one of the performance bonuses, earning an extra $50k for his efforts . . . click here for more

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November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Arum say Mayweather fight HAS to happen

By Karl Freitag

“I want that fight,” said WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the postfight press conference following his six-knockdown victory over Chris Algieri in Macao, China. “…but I think I’m the only one talking about that fight. The other camp is denying, denying, always denying to talk about that fight…but right now I think the fans are involved in this issue to fight with him so I think the fight HAS to happen because the fans deserve it…I want that fight to happen.”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum added, “Speaking for Manny and myself, we’re tired! Every place we go they ask us when is that fight gonna happen? When is it going to be made? You cannot believe the number of times I’m questioned about this by just people, waiters, anybody, who wants to know one question ‘when is the fight gonna happen?’ I say enough is enough! Let’s just make the fight happen. Let’s get it done. And let’s make it the next fight for each fighter sometime in the next six months of next year. That’s our position and we’re going to do what we can to make it happen.”



November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champs “Cuatito” Ruiz and “Confesor” Hernandez victorious in Toluca, Mexico

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former world champions Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz and Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez scored quick knockouts on Saturday night at the Plaza de Los Martires in Toluca, Mexico. Ex-bantamweight champ Ruiz dropped Carlos “Carnicero” Medellin three times in a first round stoppage, while former two-time light flyweight king Hernandez logged a second round TKO over Armando Torres.

Also in action was WBC silver bantamweight champion Julio “Pollito” Ceja, who scored a fifth round KO over Mark Duran.

In the main event, WBC female mini-flyweight champion Ibeth “Roca” Zamora retained her title via ten round unanimous decision against Yessica “Kika” Chávez. Scores were 98-92 across the board.

Welterweight prospect Alejandro “Pajarito” Davila moved to 5-0 with a six round decision over Marco “Chino” Villa.



November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Hanover, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Hanover National Guard Armory, in Hanover, PA, Osenohan Vasquez (8-2-1, 3 KOs) captured UBF All America junior welterweight title in odd fashion when Sammy Omar Quinones (8-3, 3 KOs) could not continue at the end of the sixth round due to heart palpitations. Quinones appeared to be well ahead on the scorecards, but Vasquez was game and fought evenly as both traded throughout the sixth round. Suddenly, in the closing seconds, without warning Quinones went into a defensive shell, and was hit with ten unanswered shots. While in his corner, Quinones complained of heart palpitations and the fight was waived off. The official time of the stoppage was three minutes of round six. Quinones was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for further observation.



November 23rd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Austin Main Results: Edgar Dominates Swanson

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar put a momentary halt to Cub Swanson’s plans for a featherweight title shot Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, dominating Swanson for nearly five rounds before finishing the bout via submission with four seconds left in the bout . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

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 WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Sunday at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Resort in Macao, China. Pacquiao stalked Algieri the whole fight, while Algieri backpedaled and tried to box from outside. An Algieri slip in round two was credited as a knockdown for Pacquiao. Pacman scored two more knockdowns in round six. Pacquiao floored Algieri two more times in round nine, Algieri barely survived. Algeria went down for the sixth time at the end of round ten. Scores were 119-103, 119-103, 120-102. Pacquiao’s last KO was against Miguel Cotto more than five years ago.

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November 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Shiming wins eliminator; Lomachenko, Vargas retain world titles

In a WBO flyweight eliminator, unbeaten two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Pacquiao-lookalike Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (27-1-2, 12 KOs) on Sunday morning at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Resort in Macao, China. The Chinese boxing icon Shiming dropped Kwanpichit twice in round two but Kwanpichit survived. Kwanpichit was deducted a point for a low blow in round six and then knocked down again by Shiming. Shining scored a fourth knockdown in round twelve. Scores were 119-106, 119-106, 120-103.

WBO featherweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO) overcame a hand injury as well as #1 rated Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KOs) to retain his title by twelve round unanimous decision. Lomachenko dropped Piriyapinyo in round four and dominated the first six rounds. He then injured his left hand and won the rest of the bout mostly one-handed. Scores were 120-107 on all cards.

Unbeaten WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs) retained his title with a good action twelve round unanimous decision over former lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KOs). The results of Roy Jones Jr.’s training (and perhaps a willing opponent), lead to one of Jesse’s most entertaining fights. Scores were 116-112 on all cards.



November 22nd, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Austin Prelims: Leopard Mauls the Cuddly Bear

Russian heavyweight prospect Ruslan “Leopard” Magomedov fed Octagon newcomer Josh “The Cuddly Bear” Copeland a steady diet of kicks throughout their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and while Copeland didn’t fall, it was a decisive unanimous decision victory for Magomedov Saturday night, upping his Octagon record to 2-0  . . . Click here for more

Also see: ZanVant stops Curran

 

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November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Early Pacquiao-Algieri results from Macao

In a clash of unbeaten jr middleweights, local favorite Kuok Kun Ng (6-0, 2 KOs) had to deal with a vertical cut over his left eye, but came away with a six round unanimous decision over Steve Attard (5-1-2, 2 KOs). Scores were 57-56, 57-56, 59-54.

Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso moved to 15-0, 9 KOs after an eight round unanimous decision over Espinos Sabu (11-3-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.

Super flyweight Jerwin Ancajas (22-1-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round KO over Fadhili Majiha (15-6-4, 7 KOs). Time was 1:48.



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Bellew beats Cleverly in grudge rematch

In a WBO cruiserweight eliminator and highly charged grudge match, Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) got his revenge against former world champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs) taking a split decision on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The first eight rounds were close, but Bellew was able to bully Cleverly into the ropes and deliver punishment for the last four rounds. Cleverly, who apparently suffered an injury to his right hand, was gassed at the end. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 Bellew, 115-114 Cleverly.

Unbeaten 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) blew away 39-year-old veteran Michael Sprott (42-23, 17 KOs) with a barrage of punches in round one. The bout was waved off after just 86 seconds.

WBC #1 super middleweight “Saint” George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) overcame New Jersey’s Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (17-4, 10 KOs) scoring a seventh round TKO. Groves dropped Douglin in round seven and got the stoppage moments later. Time was 2:54

IBF #1 super middleweight James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over WBC #10 Marco Antonio Periban (20-3-1, 13 KOs). DeGale dropped Perigean with a left hand and Periban was unable to continue. Time was :30. After the fight, DeGale called WBC champ Carl Froch a coward.

WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over game Hidenori Otake (22-2-3, 9 KOs). Otake was hampered by a cut over the right eye in the late rounds. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 118-110.

WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (24-2-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a tenth round TKO over Javier Chacon (20-3, 5 KOs). It was a competitive fight until Chacon quit 39 into round ten citing an injured right shoulder. (more…)



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Branco new European champion

Minutes ago in Terracina (Latina), Italy, Gianluca Branco (49-3-1, 23 KOs) won the vacant European welterweight title when Rafal Jackiewicz (46-12-2, 21 KOs) didn’t come out for round seven due to a knee injury. Branco, who was down in the third and in the fourth rounds, is now two-division European champion.

Other results: Light heavyweight Alessandro Sinacore (9-0, 5 KOs) won a six round decision against Ivan Stupalo (9-8, 1 KO); Middleweight Andrea Manco (10-0-1, 4 KOs) won a six round decision against Ruslans Pojonisevs (15-35-1, 11 KOs); Super lightweight Andrea Scarpa won a six round decision against Luigi Mantegna and finally Croatian heavyweight Josip Granic won his pro debut with a four decision against Janis Ginters

OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Italia 1 televising in Italy.



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped official challenger Edgar Puerta (23-5-1, 19 KOs), 128.75, in the opening session, kept battering the game Mexican and finally halted him with the referee’s intervention at 2:15 of the sixth round on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan.

Also, unbeaten three-time world champ Roman Gonzalez (41-0, 35 KOs), 112, successfully made his initial defense as he lopsidedly whipped Filipino Rocky Fuentes (35-8-2, 21 KOs), 111, into submission at 2:11 of the sixth round just after he sent him to the deck with merciless combinations upstairs and downstairs.

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November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Meehan defeats Cameron by unanimous decision

Heavyweight Kali Meehan (42-5, 32 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Shane Cameron (29-5, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Both fighters had their moments with the 44-year-old Meehan generally getting the better of it. As the fight progressed, the super rugged Cameron got more and more busted up but continued fighting hard to the end. Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 97-94.

Cruiserweight Brad Pitt (18-1, 12 KOs) won the all-Oceania Super Eight tourney with a three round majority nod over previously unbeaten Vaitele Soi (24-1, 16 KOs) in the final.

In an upset, cruiserweight Anthony McCracken (17-7-1, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over ADavis Aloua (11-2, 8 KOs).



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Algieri: A long fight looks likely

By Graham Houston

The opponent he faces tonight is a capable and courageous one, but with all due respect to Chris Algieri, the fight the boxing world wants to see is Manny Pacquiao taking on Floyd Mayweather.

Pacquiao against Mayweather would quite likely be the richest fight in boxing history. Although Pacquiao is promoted by HBO and Mayweather by Showtime, Pacquaio’s promoter, Bob Arum, doesn’t see this as an obstacle to the fight being made. It is Arum’s understanding that the two giant U.S. subscription TV networks would work together to make the fight happen. That is to say, each network would broadcast the event on pay-per-view and fans could choose which network coverage they wished to watch.

This happened, of course, when HBO’s Lennox Lewis fought Showtime’s Mike Tyson 12 years ago. (more…)



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Alejandro Davila showcased tonight

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By Gabriel F Cordero

Welterweight prospect Alejandro “Pajarito” Davila has attracted much attention in the Mexican press. Turning pro after participating in the 2012 Olympics, Davila won the Federal District Golden Gloves, Mexico City Silver Championship Belt and Cancun Golden Gloves among others. He will fight tonight at the Plaza de Los Martires in Toluca, Mexico on the “Odio en el Ring” event featuring the WBC female light flyweight title fight between champion Ibeth “Roca” Zamora and Yessica “Kika” Chavez.

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November 22nd, 2014

UFC

Frankie Edgar Looking to Make Definitive Statement

Anyone following the sport of mixed martial arts knows that I’ve interviewed Frankie “The Answer” Edgar more than any other fighter on the UFC’s roster over the past several years. He served as my fight analyst on FOX Fight Game, was a guest on all my TV and radio shows, I devoted a chapter to him in my “Fighting Words” book, and I’ve written at least four magazine columns on my Toms River, NJ neighbor . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Seroka defending SA junior lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

Jasper Seroka makes the first defence of his South junior lightweight title that he regained in March last year when he meets Gauteng junior lightweight champion Koos Sibiya at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old Seroka 23-4; 10 originally from Namkgale in the Limpopo Province has been fighting as a pro for 12 years and has also held the African Boxing Union super featherweight and lightweight belts. (more…)



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Prospects impress in Quebec

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In a chance to cheer one of their own, over 2,000 fans packed the local hockey arena in Sorel-Tracy Quebec and roared as quickly rising light-welterweight David Theroux (4-0 3KO) took care of business with a third round knockout over Noel Rincon (12-4-1 9KO) of Mexico in Friday’s main event.

It was the first look for local fans at the rapidly rising prospect who turned pro in June and has impressed in the short while he has been pro. Theroux stepped in as the main event for the #15 (IBF) ranked Schiller Hyppolite who had his opponent fall through earlier this week and the vocal crowd didn’t seem to mind a bit. “David is an improved version of Eric Lucas,” said veteran trainer Stephan Larouche comparing the young fighter to the man he helped guide to a world championship. (more…)



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Cruz destroys Valenzuela

By Jerry Glick at ringside

New Legend Boxing returned to Resorts World Casino with an exciting eight fight show in front of a packed house.

Bryant Cruz, from Portchester, NY, scored an easy as can be TKO over Engelberto Valenzuela for the vacant UBF All-Americas lightweight title. Because Valenzuela didn’t make contracted weight of 135lbs he could not win title if victorious, but that became moot when Cruz, (13-0, 7 KOs), battered him all over the ring in the first of eight and landed everything he threw in the second round prompting the officials of the New York State Athletic Commission to jump in the ring to call it off at 44 seconds of round two. Valenzuela fell to (9-4, 3 KOs).

The co-main event between Jonathan Maicelo and Hector Velazquez was cancelled when Velazquez pulled out. (more…)



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Toluca

By: Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel

Ibeth “Roca” Zamora 108 vs Yessica “Kika” Chávez 108
WBC female light flyweight World title

Julio Ceja 118 vs Mark Durán 117.50
WBC Silver bantamweight title

Hugo Ruiz 122 vs Carlos Medellín 121
Adrián Hernández 112 vs Armando Torres 111.50

Venue: Plaza de los Mártires de Toluca, Mexico State
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Enriquez wins WBO female flyweight belt

By Matt Thompson at ringside

Tijuana, Mexico, has a new world champion as twenty-one year Kenia Enriquez (13-0, 6KO) put on a masterful and dominating performance against the tough as nails Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola (21-11-3, 13KO). Enriquez captured the vacant WBO Female Flyweight Title in the main event of a fight card presented by Bobby D. Presents and Zanfer. The southpaw Arrazola had no answer for the constant but technical pressure from Enriquez who landed her right hand almost at will. In the second half Arrazola was hurt a couple of times as she reeled against the ropes but displayed a chin of granite as she made it to the final bell. Scores were 100-90 twice and 100-89 for Enriquez.

Leon “3rd Generation” Spinks III (9-1-1, 4KO) forced a TKO stoppage over Tijuana’s Ivan “Oso” Zavala (6-8-2, 2KO) in the third round of a scheduled six in the light welterweight division. Both very active in the first two round with Spinks III the more accurate of the two. Zavala scored some good over hand rights but Spinks III was able to walk right through them. Near the end of the third, Spinks III unleashed an onslaught of punches that caused a cut over the left eye of Zavala. Zavala went down but beat the count but the ringside doctor waived off the fight. Official time was 3:00 of the third.

Leon Spinks III is the grandson of former undisputed heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, son of the late Leon Calvin, great nephew of former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Michael Spinks, plus nephew of former welterweight and jr middleweight champion Cory Spinks.



November 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Robinson, Guerrero score KOs

By John DiSanto at ringside / Philly Boxing History

In the main event at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, Ray Robinson, 19-2, 9 KOs, stopped Daniel Sostre, 13-10-1, 5 KOs, after six full rounds. Sostre retired in his corner before round seven began. Robinson claimed the vacant WBO-NABO welterweight title with the win.

In the co-feature bout, Alex Guerrero, 12-0-1, 6 KOs, won a bloody TKO over Tony Ferrante, 13-7, 8 KOs. Ferrante, dropped once in round six, was not allowed to answer the bell for round nine. Guerrero won the vacant NABA cruiserweight title with the 8th round stoppage.

A full report will follow.



November 21st, 2014

Boxing News

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans here pay great attentions to highly anticipated results by knockouts. WBC super-featherweight champ, Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20 KOs) will risk his belt against official challenger Edgar Puerta (23-4-1, 19 KOs) from Mexico in the main event at Yokohama Swimming Pool. The first tittle go will be competed by unbeaten defending titlist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs) and Filipino challenger Rocky Fuentes (35-7-2, 20 KOs) over twelve rounds.

The weigh-in was held yesterday, when the processing by Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) was so smooth that the four contestants took just five minutes in total to successfully finish scaling within the limit: Miura 130, Puerta 128.75, Gonzalez 112 and Fuentes 111.

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November 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Diaz rallies to stay unbeaten; Marrero, Khytrov stop foes

Unbeaten 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (16-0, 8 KOs) scored a good action ten round majority decision over Chicago fan favorite Adrian Granados (13-3-2, 9 KOs) on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Diaz broke open a close fight with knockdowns in rounds nine and ten. Scores were 94-94, 97-91, 98-91. With the win, Diaz claimed the vacant WBC FECARBOX jr welterweight title.

Former world featherweight title challenger Claudio Marrero (17-1, 13 KOs) overcame a sluggish start to stop Ira Terry (26-13, 16 KOs) in round six. Body shots did the damage as Marrero dropped Terry, then got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:51.

Unbeaten middleweight KO artist Ievgen Khytrov (7-0, 7 KOs) continued his reign of terror with a first round KO of Louis Rose (11-2-1, 3 KOs). A right hand laid out Rose. Time was 2:35.

Unbeaten welterweight Samuel Figueroa (6-0, 4 KOs) crushed Malcolm Terry (6-5, 6 KOs) with three knockdowns in round one. Waved off at 1:38.



November 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4
(WBO welterweight championship)
Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually returned an hour later at 143.6.

Vasyl Lomachenko 126 vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo 126
(WBO featherweight championship)
Jessie Vargas 140 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.3
(WBA super lightweight championship)
Zou Shiming 112 vs. Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym 112
(WBO flyweight eliminator)

Rex Tso 114.8 vs. Espinos Sabu 115.6
Kuok Kun Ng 151.3 vs. Stephen Attard 153.9

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO PPV

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November 21st, 2014




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