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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) ...

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Boxing News

Majewski ready to settle unfinished business

Saturday night September 29th at Resorts Hotel and Casino looks to be time to settle unfinished business for Polish middleweight sensation Patrick “The Machine” Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) when he takes on Latif Mundy (10-4, 4 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening of the Global Boxing Series card promoted by Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Peltz Boxing Promotions. The bout is a rematch of a previous back and forth battle in which Majewski was taken to the limit before capturing a hard fought unanimous decision victory. Now the stakes have been raised and WBO Intercontinental title is on the line. In the co-feature Majewski’s stable mate and former WBO NABO title holder, Shamone Alvarez (21-5, 12 KOs) of Atlantic, City New Jersey looks begin his run at another title when he squares off against the always dangerous Decarlo Perez (7-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six round junior middleweight attraction. (more…)



September 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Baldomir arrives in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian WBC former welterweight world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir arrived on Tuesday to the Bajio International Airport to fulfill promotional commitments for Saturday’s fight with Mexican Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio for the WBF title in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Accompanied by his team, after ten hours of travel, Baldomir said he’s ready for Rubio “I know many Mexican fighters. I was in Los Angeles with Jhonny Gonzalez. Defeat doesn’t exist in my mind. I’m going to be a nightmare on Saturday night,” said Baldomir.



September 5th, 2012


Boxing News

Jessie Vargas Workout

By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Undefeated world-ranked welterweight Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9KOs) worked out with trainer Robert Alcazar for the media Tuesday in preparation of his September 13th ESPN2 televised fight against Aron Martinez (18-1, 4KOs). The fight card will be held in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Vargas, a Las Vegas resident, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Martinez in a 10-round welterweight bout. Vargas is ranked WBA #9, WBO #10. He has wins over former world champion Stevie Forbes and Josesito Lopez, who recently defeated Victor Ortiz and will be meeting “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th.

“I feel a lot stronger, much more powerful since I moved up to the welterweight division,” said Vargas. “I am looking forward to headlining my first televised card and hopefully to show the public why I should be considered the next up and coming star.” Ticket prices are $100, $50, $25 and may be purchased at The Joint box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800-745-3000. Doors open at 4 pm local time. The first bell is 5 pm. more photos



September 5th, 2012

AWE TV

Belmontes set to surprise Collado and NJ

Adamek vs Walker is LIVE on WealthTV.com Sept 8th at 3p ET/6p PT

Texan, Jerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs is not concerned about coming to the East Coast for the first time in his career to take on Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, for his afternoon fight on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The amateur superstar-turned-undefeated- professional-prospect has never been to this side of the country before.

“It’s a good feeling to go to New Jersey,” Belmontes said. “Never been there. First time as a pro or amateur. I’ve heard good things about New Jersey.” Although the “Corpus Christi Kid” is used to having his large home-state fan base behind him when he fights, he doesn’t feel he needs them to be there when he faces Collado on Saturday afternoon. “No concerns. None,” Belmontes said. ” I’m not fighting New Jersey, I’m fighting him. We’re feeling good about this fight, and we’re going to NJ to get that W.” (more…)



September 5th, 2012


Announcement

All Access: Canelo vs. Lopez airs Wednesday

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports documentary series ALL ACCESS returns this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the showdown between Mexican superstar CANELO ALVAREZ and fierce contender JOSESITO LOPEZ for the WBC Super Welterweight Championship. The highly anticipated matchup will take place live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9p.m. ET/ 6p.m. PT. Click here for a sneak peek



September 4th, 2012

UFC

Cast announced for TUF: Australia vs. UK

FX and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation today unveiled the identities of the sixteen Australian and British mixed martial artists set to represent their nations in The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK – The Smashes™. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Mike Lee Workout

Photos: Felix Sanchez/Top Rank

Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and current undefeated professional Mike Lee hosted a Public Media Workout on Tuesday at the recently opened, state-of-the art PLEX Training Facility in Stafford, Texas, just outside of Houston. Lee was joined by his renowned trainer Ronnie Shields along with his performance coach Danny Arnold and his manager/father John Lee. On Saturday, September 15th, Lee with a record of 10-0-0 with six knockouts will return to action in a six round light heavyweight bout opening the HBO Pay Per View broadcast of the World Middleweight Championship between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Nave returns October 19

Former WBF welterweight titleholder Paul Nave (19-9-2, 8 KOs) returns on October 19 at Albert Park Field, outside under the lights in San Rafael, California. Nave will be 52 years of age when he enters the ring against an opponent to be named. Another bout will feature middleweight Patrick Ragan (owner of Westside Boxing Club in San Mateo, CA) making his pro debut at 47 years old. Tickets are $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $40 and $40.



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

6 Questions with Olusegun Ajose

Olusegun Ajose vs. No. 2 Contender Lucas Matthysse For Vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight Championship

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight No. 1 contender Olusegun Ajose is finished waiting quietly for his shot at a world title.

The 32-year-old undefeated Nigerian, who has called out some of the top names in the 140-pound division, will finally get his chance when he faces WBC No. 2 contender Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight Championship on Saturday, Sept. 8, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Announcement

“El Terrible II” ready for U.S. debut at the Pechanga

Ivan Morales battles hardcore veteran Luis Maldonado!

Twenty-year-old Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KOs) pays homage to his eldest sibling – the legendary Eric Morales – with the nickname “Terrible II” and this Saturday he continues the legacy when he takes on countryman and former world title challenger Luis Maldonado in the ten-round main event of Saturday’s TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Sampson inks Saucedo

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has announced the signing of former world title challenger and IBF #4 (super featherweight), WBA #6 (featherweight) Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (46-5-3, 4 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement. Saucedo has only lost one fight (a 2010 decision loss in a world title challenge against the formidable Chris John) since 2004 and he will face Cristian Palma (18-6-1, 5 KOs) on November 3 in Uruguay, on the undercard of the first defense of WBA female lightweight world champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales.



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Jhonny Gonzalez Workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero and Cesar Ceron



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Edison Miranda: It’s going to be ugly

Edison Miranda touched down in London with a warning for Tony Bellew ahead of their clash on Saturday – telling the Liverpool man he will not be standing by the end of the fight. Bellew and Miranda meet in a mouth-watering bill-topper in north London. The two-time IBF World super middleweight title challenger is a step-up in class for Bellew, having shared the ring with stars like Andre Ward, Lucian Bute, Arthur Abraham and Kelly Pavlik, and the Columbian wants to make it clear that he is the star of Saturday’s show.

“Put your kids to bed early on Saturday,” said Miranda. “I don’t want them to be frightened by seeing what I do to Bellew. It is going to be ugly.

“I have had an excellent camp. I moved to Las Vegas and trained for the past six weeks with Chad Dawson. We worked very well together and had some great sparring sessions. He is a great champion. I am ready for anyone now.” (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko-Charr face off

A press conference for Saturday’s clash between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Manuel Charr took place today in Moscow. Charr told Klitschko that the fight was a present he has dreamed of all his life and he plans to win by knockout. Klitscko vowed that there will be no presents for Charr and no one in the world can knock him out.

There is also a talk of a clash between Vitali and David Haye in February. Haye, who was condemned by the WBC for fighting Derrick Chisora in July, has now been welcomed back to the WBC, however much depends on whether Klitschko is successful in his run to be elected into the Ukrainian parliament in October.



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Santa Cruz-Morel officially announced

As initially reported by Fightnews.com on August 21, it was officially announced today that unbeaten world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz will defend his IBF bantamweight title against two-time former champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel on the September 15 “Knockout Kings” card in Las Vegas headlined by Canelo Alvarez against Josesito Lopez. The 24-year-old Santa Cruz (20-0-1, 11 KOs) joined the long line of boxing World Champions from Mexico on June 2, 2012, when he scored a near shutout 12 round unanimous decision win over Vusi Malinga to capture the IBF Bantamweight crown. The 36-year-old Morel (46-3, 23 KOs) is a former world champion at flyweight and bantamweight, who has wins in 11 of his last 12 fights, with his only loss coming via decision in a world title challenge against Abner Mares.



September 4th, 2012

AWE TV

“Ironbound Throwdown” Promo Video

Adamek vs Walker is LIVE on WealthTV.com Sept 8th at 3p ET/6p PT

Above is the promo video for “Ironbound Throwdown” featuring Tomasz Adamek vs. Travis Walker on Saturday at Newark’s Prudential Center. WealthTV and WealthTV.com will begin airing undercard bouts live at 3PM ET 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.



September 4th, 2012

Feature Story

Chavez Jr. on the “most important fight of my life”

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. started his professional career as a wiry 17-year-old in 2003, skeptics scoffed at the prospect of the then-130 pounder living up to his father’s legendary career. Nine years and 48 fights without a defeat (46-0-1, 32 KOs, 1 No Contest) later, the undefeated WBC Middleweight champion has the opportunity to step out of his father’s shadow as he faces the toughest test of his career in Sergio Martinez on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. For Chavez Jr., facing the man who current sits at #3 on many boxing pundits’ fictional pound for pound list will be a make or break fight for the popular Culiacan fighter. If the 26-year-old loses, he’ll be considered a fighter who made a living off of his name and when tested, was exposed. If he comes out victorious, his skeptics will have to bow down and finally give Chavez Jr. his due. At Thursday’s media day at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas, Chavez Jr. discussed what he considered “the most important fight of his life.” (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Announcement

Willie Nelson-John Jackson vie Sept 15th for NABF jr middleweight title

Boxing is as risk-and-reward business. A successful gamble this past May ultimately positioned top prospect Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) against undefeated John “Dah Rock” Jackson (13-0, 12 KOs) for the vacant NABF jr middleweight title.

Nelson vs. Jackson will be part of the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. September 15th Top Rank ppv event, presented by Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment, live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

UFC

UFC 2012: The best is yet to come

Thus far, 2012 has been a year marred by injuries, suspensions, and the cancellation of UFC 151. Very few fight cards remained unchanged, and in total, more than 60 fights have been re-shuffled in some way, shape, or form over the first eight months of the year . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Botha-Pianeta presser

Photos: Eroll Popova

Things heated up at the press conference for Friday’s heavyweight showdown between unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) and the “White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, KOs) at the RWE-Sporthalle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Also on the card is female middleweight world Champion Christina Hammer (12-0, 7 Kos) who defends her WBO and WBF belysts against Yahaira Hernandez (11-3, 5 KOs).

Francesco Pianeta: “Francois Botha is a big name. Gosh, I was eleven years old when I saw his big fight against Axel Schulz on TV. With all respect for his career, I will be joining in the list of big names, such as Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, who have beaten him. So I will probably finally send him into retirement!”

Frans Botha: “I came to Germany to show everyone again. Sorry Germany, I’m going to pulverize these ‘green kids’ into dust. Lose is not in my vocabulary. Ulf Steinforth, whom I like very much, has unfortunately made a mistake with this fight – his boy is is going to get run over by the ‘buffalo’. The ‘White Buffalo’ is has a lot left and has big plans. I want to fight for the chance to get one of the “Klitschko Sisters. To do this, Pianeta must suffer!” (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Karass is gearing up for WAR

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Soto-Karass

In what is being agreed upon by boxing experts as a sure-fire, barn burner of a fight, welterweight contender Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass 26-7-3 (17KOs) will be taking on former WBA Super lightweight KO artist, Argentina’s Marcos “Chino” Maidana 31-3 (28KOs) on September 15th at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. In Maidana, Karass will be taking on a fighter much like him, a fighter who almost never takes a step back, pressures and loves a good shoot-out of a fight, with styles to match.

A second outing at welterweight by Maidana (who gave a gallant effort in his last fight- against a much faster Devon Alexander) the Argentinian will take on a re-invigorated Karass, who is motivated and moving back down at welterweight after a couple of super welterweight fights in his last couple of bouts. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

AWE TV

Collado ready for biggest fight of his career

Adamek vs Walker is LIVE on WealthTV.com Sept 8th at 3p ET/6p PT

Photo: Geo IMAGEZ

Jamaica, Queens junior lightweight boxer Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, fights the biggest bout of his career when he faces undefeated Texan Jerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on September 8th. The 8-round contest is the key preliminary bout on a big card promoted by Main Events, with a heavyweight triple header in the spotlight.

Former two-time world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, meets Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, in the 12-round main event, but it is the Collado-Belmontes bout that might just be the most competitive match of the show, which can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com. Both fighters are considered hot boxing prospects with promising futures, so their anticipated clash is expected to determine which of them is ready to step up to the next level. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Ponce De Leon confident he’ll take down Gonzalez

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon

Never in a dull fight, “The Tarahumara Destroyer” Daniel Ponce De Leon will finally get a long-wished for second crack at a world title this Saturday night, as featured bout of the SHOWTIME-televised blockbuster emanating from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hard-hitting Ponce De Leon 43-4 (35KOs) an under rated boxer with fulminating power in his left hand will take on reigning WBC Featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in a fight which De Leon has pursued for the last couple of years.

In Gonzalez, De Leon takes on a taller, lankier power puncher with good technique and a time champion who last tasted defeat against Toshiaki Noshioka back in 2009 and has since reeled eleven Ko’s in his last twelve bouts, including a fourth round TKO over Tomas Villa for the WBC 126 lb. belt in July of last year. (more…)



September 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Carita Lopez new foe for McJoe Arroyo

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Veteran Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-10-2, 32 KOs), who last fought in June 2011 losing by fifth round KO against current IBF bantamweight king Leo Santa Cruz, will be the new opponent for highly regarded prospect McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) on September 27 in San Juan on a card promoted by PR Best. Arroyo was originally slated to face Javier Gallo (18-5, 10 KOs). The 40-year-old Lopez has lost his last three fights, and in 2009 managed to become the WBO 115lb champion, but that same year lost the crown to Filipino Marvin Sonsona. In 2010 he lost a unanimous decision to Cesar “Junito” Seda and in 2011 suffered his first KO loss against Santa Cruz.



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

WBA calls Caballero-Walters purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has announced a purse bid for a fight between WBA super featherweight world champion Celestino Caballero and his mandatory challenger Nicolas Walters. It is scheduled for September 13 at WBA Headquarters in Panama. The auction will be overseen by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Cleverly to defend against Uzelkov

Warren says Bernard Hopkins pulled out of Cleverly fight

Welsh star Nathan Cleverly will make the fourth defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against the world ranked Ukrainian Vyacheslav Uzelkov. Undefeated Cleverly returns to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on October 27 where he last defended his title against Tommy Karpency in February. Vyacheslav (27-2, 16 KOs), who’s nickname is Steel Power, is based in Vinitza and is currently ranked number nine by the WBO, four by the WBA and seven by the IBF. He challenged current WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov for his title in July 2010, flooring him in the second round with a big left hook, although Shumenov recovered to beat Uzelkov on points. (more…)



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Berman announces big card for September 22

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of the Nashua Super 8 “Last Man Standing” tournament to be held at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on September 22. Top of the five fight bill will be the highly anticipated match-up between former South African light heavyweight champion Johnny Muller and rising star Ryno Liebenberg for the vacant IBO All Africa light heavyweight title. (more…)



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Golovkin-Proksa post fight press conference

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBA and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, his trainer Abel Sanchez and K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler fielded answers from the press after Golovkin’s fifth round demolition of European champion Grzegorz Proksa Saturday night at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. Team Golovkin discussed the fight strategy, his regard for Proksa and plans for future matchups in and out of the middleweight division. Hard Luck challenger Proksa did not attend the conference as he was taken to the local hospital for treatment observation.



September 3rd, 2012

AWE TV

Cunningham comfortable with the weight of expectations

Adamek vs Walker is LIVE on WealthTV.com Sept 8th at 3p ET/6p PT

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Thus far in his professional boxing career, Steve “USS” Cunningham has fought 28 times as a cruiserweight. He’s never weighed in at more than 199 pounds – one full pound below the cruiserweight limit. But all that is about to change. On Saturday afternoon, Cunningham will step into the ring as a heavyweight for the first time in his life. He’ll fight a scheduled 10-rounder against tough measuring stick Jason “The Sensation” Gavern at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The fight will start a new chapter in the fighter’s career.

“I’m feeling confident,” Cunningham said. “I’m anxious. I don’t know, there’s a lot of feelings. But I’m comfortable with the fact that I’m a fighter and this is what I do. I got to fight. This is how I make my living. I love fighting and this is the next step. I’m excited to make the next move, and see where it goes. Lord willing, we come up successful with this, and we’ll see where we go.” (more…)



September 3rd, 2012

UFC

Dunham in search of momentum

Momentum is a very important factor in any fighter’s career, but it doesn’t only come down to wins and losses. Though repeatedly having your hand raised is essential, so too is staying active, as a string of wins spread too far apart can press pause on a forward progress . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Canelo hits Vegas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas where he’ll finalize his preparation for the fifth defense of his WBC super welterweight world title against Josesito Lopez on September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena. Alvarez did his training in Santa Monica, California with his trainers and Eddie and Chepo Reynoso. “I’m very well prepared for this fight and that night there will be only one winner and it will be me. I feel calm without any pressure. Looking for a big win for my fans and the Mexican people,” said Alvarez.



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

McGowan returns Sept 21

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO 135 pound champion Erin McGowan (14-1,7KOs) returns to ring action on September 21 when she will challenge Delfine Persoon(19-1,7KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant IBF lightweight crown at the Lotto Arena, Antwerpen, Belgium. McGowan captured the WBO world title in 2010 by defeating Lyndsey Scragg on points over ten rounds but lost her most recent bout against Monica Silvina Acosta in 2011 by disputed majority ten round decision in Argentina.

McGowan said, “Delfine Persoon is a tough fighter and I expect a very tough fight. She has won the EBU and WIBF (Women’s International Boxing Federation) Lightweight titles in the past against some good fighters. I believe however I’m more skilful than her and I really need to use my boxing skills and ringcraft to beat her. I never underestimate any fighter and surely I do not underestimate this girl hence my team and I felt I should base camp in Las Vegas in preparations for this fight to leave no stone unturned. (more…)



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Rabchenko faces Vitu next

Sergey Rabchenko will make the first defense of his European light-middleweight title against Cedric ‘Titi’ Vitu. The French southpaw, 27, is the mandatory challenger for the unbeaten Belarussian’s crown and the match has been ordered by the EBU. Vitu has won 35 of his 36 professional contests, with his only loss a majority points defeat against Hamlet Petrosyan back in May 2008. Since then he has won 17 consecutive bouts and beaten good men like Christophe Canclaux. Rabchenko’s manager Philippe Fondu, who is also Hatton Promotions European representative said: “This will be an excellent contest between two very good boxers. “Vitu is a credible challenger and will give Rabchenko an even bigger test than Ryan Rhodes who he beat to win the title. Like Rhodes, Vitu is also a southpaw so fighting another leftie will not be a problem for Rabchenko.” Rabchenko, 26, who has won 16 of his 21 fights inside the distance will start preparing for his big challenge later this month when he returns to Manchester and begins working with trainer Ricky Hatton. Hatton Promotions and the EBU hope to announce the date of Rabchenko v Vitu in the coming weeks.



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Rubio to make super middle debut

Mexican power-puncher Marco Antonio Rubio will take on Argentina’s former World Champion Carlos Manuel Baldomir for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight title on Saturday September 8 at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Mexico. The show, labeled “Viva Celaya Campeones”, will be promoted by HG Boxing and Promociones Del Pueblo, and will go out live on television throughout Mexico on Televisa.

Moving up to Super Middleweight, Rubio 54-6-1 (47) will this time be on home turf, and he won’t be coming in as the outsider. But he is facing a fighter in Baldomir, 49-14-6 (15), who is no stranger to being an outsider, and very often winning as such. In his last outing, this past July, Baldomir made his Super Middleweight debut with an impressive knockout victory over fellow countryman, and former Mundo Hispano Champion, Gaston Alejandro Vega.

“Rubio can’t deal with quality fighters,” said Baldomir. “In Mexico, he’s a monster against bad fighters, but he always crumbles when he faces a fairly good fighter. Pavlik and Chavez Jr. are good examples. I have no fear of facing him at his weight. I know that even at 41-years-old and with the little time I have left boxing, I still have enough of an opportunity to beat him.”



September 3rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Robles defeats Herrera

By Brian Perez at ringside
Photos: Hector Santos / Miguel Cotto Promotions

In the main event, Miguel “El Loco” Robles won a split decision over Juan “Cowi” Herrera in a 10 round bout for the FECARBOX Super Flyweight title. During the first half of the fight, Robles seemed to have control, landing power punches that hurt Herrera, sending him to the canvas in the third round. Showing his great condition, Herrera came back and pushed Robles to the edge. Robles improved his record to (12-1-2, 5 KOs).

Super flyweight and local sensation Edgardo “Sasso” López (6-0, 4 KOs) won an unanimous decision over Gadiel Andalúz (4-4-2, 3 KOs). Emanuel “Pinky” Colón (2-0, 2KOs) had an impressive KO win over Pablo Vega in the first round. Samuel Figueroa scored a unanimous decision over William Lorenzo, while José Martinez had a TKO win over Jayson Agosto on the fourth round. Charlie Clemente won a decision over Eric Pabón. Also victorious in their bouts Jonathan Kuilan, Emanuel Ramirez and Kevin Nieves. photos



September 3rd, 2012




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