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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone ...

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146 Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4 Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael ...

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday ...

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6 (WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title) Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8 (WBO ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Fight fans are invited to attend today’s weigh-in for Canelo-Angulo at 3PM today at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Doors open at 1PM.

Manny Pacquiao and his team will head from the Philippines to the USA on Saturday to return to the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, as he amps up his training for his April 12 rematch with undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.

Condolences to promoter Felix “Tutico” Zabala, whose mother Carmen Zabala passed away this week.



March 7th, 2014



Boxing News

Golden Gloves inks Martin Murray

Martin Murray is targeting a November showdown with hard-hitting middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin after signing a lucrative seven-figure, three-fight deal with Africa’s largest promoter, Golden Gloves. The 31-year-old from St Helens in the UK split with Ricky Hatton last month after a frustrating year that saw him fight just once after his narrow defeat to Sergio Martinez in Argentina last April. Murray (26-1-1) will fight in June, November and next February in Monte Carlo and also hopes to have a warm-up bout in Germany on April 5 on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer’s WBA light-heavyweight title defense against Enzo Maccarinelli.

“I’m made up,” said Murray, who is ranked #1 by the WBA and #6 by the IBF. “It’s great knowing I’m getting with someone who is going to give me some direction in my career. The purses are really good and they’re willing to invest in me. The money is amazing, I can’t believe it’s true. We’re hoping to fight Golovkin in November so it’s a good deal all round. (more…)



March 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight Night at the Belvedere Weights

Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. De Marcus Rogers 141
Joey Hefferle 142 vs. Michael Pickett 144
Danny Morales 174.5 vs. Norman McGinn 170
Nick Asberry 239 vs. Raymundo Lopez 239
Roy Navarro 147 vs. Dustin Guillemin 147

Venue: Belvedere Events & Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL
Promoter: Hitz Boxing, Round 3 Productions



March 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Hopkins-Shumenov/Quillin-Konecny

On Saturday, April 19, IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs) faces WBA world champion Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles. Washington DC’s “DC Armory,” the site of several championship boxing matches in the last year, will host the return of the future Hall of Famer. In the co-main event, popular undefeated WBO middleweight world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (30-0, 22 KOs) defends his title for the third time when he meets WBO European titleholder and former interim WBO junior middleweight champion Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs).

“It’s no secret that my one of my biggest goals has been to unify the titles and getting to do that in a city where I have a lot of history is the best-case scenario,” said Hopkins, who defended his middleweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout of Robert Allen in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 6, 1999. “I’m coming back to break another record by unifying the title and I’m looking to get my first knockout since I fought Oscar De La Hoya in 2004. I know Shumenov is tough, but I’m tougher and I’m not going to let him make a name for himself by being the one to stop me.”

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300 go on sale today.



March 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Charlo hoping Molina can get out of jail

We might not know until the weigh-in, but undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) is hoping IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) can resolve his legal obstacles so their fight on Saturday’s Canelo-Angulo PPV can go on as scheduled. “Obviously, I want the fight to happen,” said Charlo. “If it doesn’t, I will fall short of my goal. I know I’m ready, my team is ready, and the city of Houston is ready for me to bring home that world title. I’m going to continue to train and think like it is happening.

“I’m sure I will be very, very disappointed if it doesn’t [happen]. When I was first told that something was up with Molina, I thought they were playing with me, figuring here I am, on the eve of being on boxing’s biggest stage, there’s no way we don’t fight. But it was not a joke. If we don’t fight, I’m just going to work that much harder.”

Purses for the fight are $275,000 for Molina and $100,000 for Charlo. Charlo has been told he will get paid whether or not the fight takes place.



March 7th, 2014

UFC

Melvin Guillard: Strike First

If you do it right, life is a continuous education process. It’s what allows a 40-year-old to do things he wouldn’t have thought of doing at 20, while still finding out that there’s even more to do at 60. For most of us, that process takes place in private, far beyond the probing eyes of the media and fans . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 8 from London, England at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT Click here for more info



March 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Two British boxing stars swap gloves for running shoes for a marathon charity. More

More on Amir Khan’s next opponent – no, it’s not Adrien Broner. More

Speaking of Broner, Floyd Mayweather has already told the media what he thinks about the former undefeated fighter’s ability to rap. Now, you decide whether he can rap or not: More

The latest on Vitali Klitschko’s political ventures: More



March 7th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Craig Vitale 244.2 vs. Junior Likopo 213
Anthony Buttigeig 153.6 vs. David Galvin 156
Michael White 166.6 vs. Benjamin Harvie 166.4
Alexander Don 164.7 vs. Kym Raynor 160.9
Marcos Amado 169.7 vs. Scott Tuddenham 172.4
Luke Jackson 129.8 vs. Sam Rodgers 132.4

Venue: Calabria Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Adam Wilcock

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March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Bergman defends NABA belt March 28

NABA-US heavyweight champ Jason “Ironman” Bergman (22-10, 15 KOs) is set to defend his title on Friday March 28th at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. His challenger will be announced in the coming week. Bergman, 6’3 250 pounds, captured the NABA-US title via a first round annihilation of previously undefeated John L. Smith (13-1-1) this past October and thereafter destroyed former IBF title challenger Rubin Williams by 1st round KO in December. The 10 bout Pro/Am card is being presented by Angelo Magnone’s MadeMen Promotions. For tickets ($30-$50) or tables ($300-$1000), contact Magnone at (304) 670-9406.



March 6th, 2014

UFC

UFC FIGHT PASS Goes Global

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced that UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s new digital subscription service, is now available around the world.

Following a hugely successful initial launch in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in December, fans in 178 countries and territories across the globe will now be able to enjoy UFC FIGHT PASS’s unbeatable combination of live fights, original programming and unlimited access to the world’s biggest mixed martial arts fight library. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

UFC

UFC returns to Germany

The O2 World Berlin will host the UFC for the first time, in what will be the third event for the organization in Germany. The UFC previously held UFC® 99 in Cologne in 2009 and UFC® 122 in Oberhausen in 2010, both of which were incredibly successful. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 8 from London, England at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT Click here for more info



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Angulo presser quick quotes

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Jr. middleweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo “Perro” Angulo faced off at the final press conference before their PPV showdown on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez: Not too many more words to say, I’m ready to go.

Perro Angulo: I’ve spoiled my fans with exciting fights and march 8 will be no exception.

Virgil Hunter: This is going to be a savage, savage affair.

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March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Heavyweights to invade Fantasy Springs

The big men of boxing are on their way to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Thursday, April 3 when Golden Boy Live! airs “Night Of The Heavyweights,” a tripleheader of hard-hitting heavyweight action on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. In the 10-round main event, unbeaten Cuban star Luis Ortiz looks to continue his race towards a world title fight against an opponent to be announced shortly.

Plus, Vallejo, California’s Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington risks his perfect professional record in the 10-round co-main event against Houston’ Skipp “Strictly Business” Scott and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale goes for 10 straight wins when he takes on veteran standout Nagy Aguilera. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Molina still in jail, fight is in jeopardy

By Butch Gottlieb

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer informed Fightnews.com that IBF jr middleweight Carlos Molina is still in jail and his status for Saturday is a question mark. Molina was arrested Tuesday by Las Vegas police for an outstanding warrant and is being held in the Clark County Detention Center. Apparently Molina is also facing an immigration hold. Molina resides in Chicago, Illinois but he was born in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

Schaefer explained that if the Molina vs. Jermall Charlo bout does not happen, then the Ricardo Alvarez vs. Sergio Thompson bout will be televised. Ricardo is the brother of Canelo Alvarez.



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Gesta returns April 11

Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, Golden Boy Promotions and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment, is happy to announce the second edition of its popular boxing series titled “Ringside at Del Mar” taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 11, 2014. The 8-round main event will feature the return of former world title challenger, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (26-1, 14 KOs), as he faces an opponent to be announced in the lightweight division. Gesta, who resides in San Diego, by way of Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, is eager to get back in the ring since his last fight in December of 2012, a world title bout against Miguel Vasquez on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Molina arrested on old warrant, could miss Canelo-Angulo press conference

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Photo: Mary Ann Owen

IBF jr middleweight champion Carlos Molina, who is scheduled to defend his belt against Jermall Charlo on Saturday’s Canelo-Angulo undercard, was arrested by Las Vegas police for an outstanding warrant and has been held in the Clark County Detention Center since Tuesday. He made his “grand arrival” on Tuesday but wasn’t present at Wednesday’s workout. He is scheduled to appear at today’s press conference, although on the Clark County Detention Center website Molina is still listed as being in custody.



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO President denies judge suspension

WBO president Paco Valcarcel has denied that the WBO is planning to suspend British boxing judge Paul Thomas for his score on Saturday’s Abraham-Stieglitz fight. “I have never said that,” Valcarcel told BILD. “I don’t know where BDB President Thomas Pütz got such information. For suspensions, we have very clear regulations. There are committees that decide this and surely not me alone as a president.”



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Odlanier Solis hits Istanbul

Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis has arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in 2008 and 2012 but lost both fights.

“The winner of this bout will get another shot at the world title”, says promoter Ahmet Oner. “With Vitali in retirement and Wladimir facing stiffs like Alex Leapai it’s about time to bring back some action to the heavyweight scene. Both guys have a lot to win but even more to lose. So I am sure that it will be a hell of a fight.” (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Denver

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing put on a good show in front of standing room only crowd of about 600 last Saturday at Aurelio Martinez’ venue the Denver Boxing Academy. Fight fans were treated to the rematch between super lightweights Daniel ‘Kaos’ Calzada (10-9-1, 2 KOs) and Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero (6-3, 5 KOs), with Calzada winng a seven round unanimous decision. Fans also got a glimpse of featherweight prospect Chris Galvadon, who looked very sharp in his second pro bout. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

David Price Update

Ondrej Pala (32-4, 22 KOs) has been confirmed as the latest opponent for British heavyweight David Price (16-2, 14 KOs). The pair will meet in an eight-round contest on the Huck-Larghetti undercard at the Velodrom in Berlin on March 29th.

David Price: This is exactly the type of fight I need. Pala is a guy who isn’t afraid to come forward and trade. We saw this when he fought Chisora. Although Dereck got the stoppage, Pala was holding his own and I don’t think he was ever in any real trouble, he just got spun into the corner and the fight was waved off. Now its my turn. I’m in great shape. Everything has been going really well in the gym with Tommy (Brooks). I am looking forward to getting in there and exchanging blows with this guy. I am confident that on March 29th I am going to get the job done.



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Clottey-Mundine finalized

Former world champion Joshua “The Grand Master” Clottey will head to Newcastle, Australia on April 2 to clash with former two time WBA Champion and local favorite Anthony “The Man” Mundine in a twelve round junior middleweight clash, it was confirmed today by Joe DeGuardia, Founder and President of Star Boxing.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for Joshua, and we are glad that after extended negotiations with Brendan Bourke from BOXA Promotions this fight is officially on,” said DeGuardia. “He’s been training since his last victory in September looking for a big fight and Mundine presents a high risk/high reward type of fight. A win over Mundine will put him right back on track for a major fight in the United States.”



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Kuehne, Krasniqi headline in Potsdam

Photos: P. Gercke / SES Boxing

SES Boxing returns March 28 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany, with a card headlined by triple world champion Ramona Kuehne (21-1, 7 KOs) against Gina Chamie (8-0, 4 KOs). Also on the card, former light heavyweight world title challenger and current WBA #4/WBO #8 contender Robin Krasniqi (40-3, 15 KOs) fights WBO #14 Emmanuel Danso (20-0, 18 KOs) for the WBO International belt, unbeaten WBO #13 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (14-0, 5 KOs) meets Miguel Velozo (17-1-2, 5 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental belt and heavyweight Steffen Kretschmann (16-2, 15 KOs) will fight again under the SES banner.

Ramona Kuehne: You can say this is a duel between old and young, but I’m still dynamic. The Hungarian will come forward gear and hit hard, but with my experience of many championships and the great audience here in Potsdam backing me I’m very optimistic. I’m home here!

Robin Krasniqi: I’m hot and impatient for the fight. Danso is a man with a great knockout ratio, but that doesn’t scare me. With a victory I have many options and I want a world title fight as quickly as possible.

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March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Paul McClosky pulls out of Bradley Saunders fight

Former British and European champ Paul McClosky has pulled out of the scheduled fight with unbeaten prospect, Bradley Saunders, due to a knee injury. The fight was arranged for Saturday 29th March in Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on the undercard of the British cruiserweight title clash between champion Jon Lewis Dickinson and challenger Neil Dawson. The Irish southpaw stated on Twitter earlier this week, “Regrettably I will not be fighting on 29th March Newcastle due an injury on my knee, on medical advice I’ve been advised to withdraw #gutted.”

Saunders shared his disappointment on hearing the news, “Not sure what’s happened, I was training my heart out for it. They said there was an injury but I think he just didn’t fancy it at all.” (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Froch-Groves Ticket Alert

Tickets for Carl Froch and George Groves’ rematch for the WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles at Wembley on Saturday May 31 will go on sale at midday on Monday March 10. Froch and Groves meet at the national stadium to settle the score from their epic first encounter in Manchester in November, a fight that sold-out within 15 minutes of going on sale. Tickets will be on sale at midday from SeeTickets (maximum 6 tickets). Prices are £30, £40, £60, £80 and £100 while pitch seating prices are £60, £80, £100, £200, £300 and £500.



March 6th, 2014

UFC

UFN London Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC will go London calling this weekend when the promotion heads back to the United Kingdom for a UFC Fight Night event peppered with talent from around the world. The undercard in particular is littered with fighters who are looking to make an impact big enough to land in a featured bout in the future . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 8 from London, England at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT Click here for more info



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez-Harrison and Garcia work out in San Diego

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

On Wednesday afternoon in the seaside suburb of Birdrock in San Diego, All In Entertainment held a quick public workout at the Pacific Training Center to promote and inform about this Friday, March 7th ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Pala Casino and Resort in Pala, CA. The event is presented by Gary Show Productions in association with All-In Entertainment and Cohen Promotions. In the ten round main event, Russian lightweight Rustam Nugaev (26-6-1, 16KOs) will face tough Tijuana southpaw (25-4, 21KOs) while fellow Eastern Bloc native Khabir Suleymanov (16-3, 6KOs), now living in Los Angeles, will look to test undefeated prospect Ramon Morales (17-0, 9KOs) in the eight round super bantamweight semi-main event.

Present at the public workout was the telecast’s opener Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (20-0, 11KOs) who will face Hawaii’s Michael Balasi (10-3, 7KOs) in a scheduled eight round welterweight clash.

At the age of seventeen, Hernandez-Harrison went pro after a successful amateur run of nearly 200 bouts. Dusty has been very active since then, fighting almost monthly since joining the pay ranks. In his last fight in late January, Hernandez-Harrison scored an impressive win over Tim Witherspoon Jr, son of the former heavyweight champ Tim Witherspoon. Hernandez-Harrison scored a unanimous eight round decision. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing Result

Molina: “If it’s for a world title, I’m willing to move up or down to fight the best!”

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IBF junior middleweight champion “King” Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) makes his first defense this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against the #14 IBF contender Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs). The Molina-Charlo showdown is a televised bout of the “Toe to Toe” pay-per-event featuring Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) going toe-to-toe with Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs). This is Molina’s second consecutive appearance on the undercard of a Canelo PPV. Back in September, Molina captured the IBF crown from Ishe Smith when Canelo faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Camps of Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. target a July date. More

Nigerian Helen Joseph gets a shot at a title in April. More

Omaha, Nebraska, honors Terence Crawford, the first Nebraskan in 100 years to bring home a boxing title. More

Dave Penalosa gets his toughest test this month in the Philippines. More



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Hosokawa upsets Yuba; Okada acquires Japanese 140lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unheralded underdog Takahiro Hosokawa (25-10-3, 8 KOs), 154, very astoundingly upset prohibitive favorite, five-class national champ Tadashi Yuba (45-9-2, 32 KOs), 154, to capture the Japanese super-welterweight belt by a majority but well-received decision (97-93, 96-94, 95-95) before the stunned crowd on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The elongated defending champ, 37, looked sluggish, slow and stale from the outset only to be outhustled by the 29-year-old challenger who probably no one expected to draw such an upset and win the belt. Unfortunate was Yuba suffered a bad laceration on the forehead with which his face was covered with crimson from the fifth onward. The six-footer had the shorter but stocky Hosokawa reeling to the ropes with a vicious uppercut in the closing seconds of round nine, but couldn’t finish him to tide the turn then and there. Yuba, who had conquered the national light through middle belts, looked like another person than previously only to be battered by the game and gallant warrior. Yuba now lost his national belt for the fifth time and seemed fluctuating in good and bad form, but Yuba of this night looked most terrible in his career, frequently losing the balance to slip down by himself. Though not vastly talented as Yuba, Hosokawa’s long and steady effort paid off. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Three Japanese girls keep world belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A female tripleheader with world belts on the line took place on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. WBC atomweight champ Momo Koseki (15-0-1, 5 KOs), 101.75, registered her thirteenth defense as she finely stopped #10 Angor Onesongchaigym (5-1, 3 KOs), 102, at 1:43 of the ninth round in a scheduled ten. Koseki, a busy-punching southpaw, overwhelmed the less experienced Thailander from the outset and accelerated her attack to prompt the referee’s intervention. Koseki tied the Japanese record of former WBA junior flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken’s thirteen defenses, though she politely said, “The value of record is different from Mr. Gushiken’s great mark.” Gushiken, before the bout, kindly called Koseki to encourage her with warm words, which greatly motivated the 31-year-old gal champ. (more…)



March 6th, 2014

Boxing News

Collazo: I will knock Khan out like I did Ortiz

WBA International welterweight beltholder Luis Collazo, coming off of his impressive Jan. 30 knockout win over Victor Ortiz at Barclays Center and recently signed with adviser Al Haymon, has called out Amir Khan. “I definitely proved that I should be considered part of the top tier of the welterweight division when I beat Victor Ortiz,” said Collazo. “Another name that has been a part of that conversation for a long time is Amir Khan and I know that a fight against him would be huge for both of us and huge for the fans. Khan wants a shot at Floyd Mayweather and so do I. It could be a sort of welterweight playoff that would get the boxing world talking. And mark my words, I will knock Khan out like I did against Ortiz.”



March 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Angulo: I plan to test him like he’s never been tested before

Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Mexican boxing superstar and former world champion Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs), hard-hitting countryman Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) and pay-per-view undercard fighters worked out in front of a throng of media and adoring fans on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena lobby. Below is what Canelo and Angulo said at the workouts:

Alfredo Angulo: I’m ready to chase him or fight him like a true Mexican warrior. I plan to test him like he’s never been tested before. I don’t think anyone has ever hit Canelo as hard as I’m going to hit him. I’m totally relaxed and confident. Camp was amazing and I am in unbelievably great shape. There were a couple times when I was in the immigration detention center (January-August 2012) that I wanted to quit. But my team of lawyers always motivated me, wouldn’t let me stay down for too long and kept telling me that justice would prevail and that I shouldn’t give up. I always dreamed of being a headliner on a major card, and here it is. I am so ready for Saturday.

Canelo Alvarez: Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he’s a fighter who can punch and take a great punch. I know I have to prepare and establish my game plan early. But you know how it can be with game plans. Sometimes, once a fight starts, you have to do what you have to do win and that’s what I am going to do on Saturday. Obviously a knockout would be beautiful; that’s what the fans like, an impressive knockout. But I never go into a fight looking for knockout. If it comes, it comes. Everyone says Angulo is the stronger guy, but I think I’m the strongest.

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March 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Ticket Alert

Fro the ninth straight time, current WBC Welterweight World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather will fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Tickets for Mayweather’s May 3 PPV fight against WBA Welterweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana go on sale Saturday at 10AM. Tickets will be priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $550 and $350 and are limited to eight per person, with the exception of the cheapest seats ($350) which have a limit of two.



March 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Tarver released, Haymon posts bail and pays off “Magic Man’s” $200k gambling debt

By TMZSports.com

Antonio Tarver has just been released from a Florida jail … and tells TMZ Sports he plans to hit the gym tomorrow to restart his boxing career so he can pay back his $200,000 debt. Tarver was locked up in FL on a warrant from Nevada — stemming from allegations he never repaid the Wynn Las Vegas on a $200,000 gambling marker from a 2012 gambling binge. But Wednesday evening, Tarver says famed boxing manager Al Haymon spotted him the cash to post bail — and he was released from the Pinellas County Jail. We confirmed Tarver has been released.

When we spoke with Tarver, the 45-year-old insinuated that Haymon ALSO spotted him the cash to repay the entire $200k debt to Wynn. “It was a debt that I had,” Tarver admits … “a hiccup in the road.” Tarver says he’s hard up for cash — and hasn’t “made a dime in two years” — but vows to repay his debt to Haymon with his fists.

“With Al, it’s all about friendship first … I’m gonna pay him back by becoming the next heavyweight champion.” Antonio — who fought back in November (and won) — says he plans to hit the boxing gym first thing Thursday morning. Stay tuned …



March 5th, 2014

UFC

Castillo gets Brenneman for UFC 172

With original opponent Isaac Vallie-Flagg now meeting Takanori Gomi at UFC 172 on April 26, Danny “Last Call” Castillo will have a new dance partner in Baltimore, as he squares off with Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman in a lightweight matchup verbally agreed to Wednesday. Winner of five of his last seven bouts, Castillo is coming off an exciting three rounder with Edson Barboza last December that resulted in a majority decision defeat, but a Fight of the Night bonus as well. Against fellow wrestler Brenneman, who has won four of five since a 2012 loss to Kyle Noke, he will seek a return to the win column.

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 8 from London, England at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT Click here for more info



March 5th, 2014




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