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Jessie Magdaleno Switches Trainers from Joel Diaz to Manuel Robles

Jessie Magdaleno Switches Trainers from Joel Diaz to Manuel Robles

Photos: Mikey Williams for Espinoza Boxing / Team Magdaleno Top Rank Jr. featherweight rising star, Jessie Magdaleno switches camps and joins Trainer Manuel ...

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Zurdo Ramirez taking training to new heights on Mt. Baldy

Zurdo Ramirez taking training to new heights on Mt. Baldy

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO Super middleweight Champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (34-0) takes his training to new heights as he runs ...

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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Scale Watch

Klitschko 249.1, Thompson 244.7

WBA/WBO Superchampion, IBO/IBF World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) and his challenger Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) stepped on the scale today. Klitschko weighed 249.1 and Thompson weighed 244.7. They will face off at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland, tomorrow at 5PM ET/2PM PT.

Undercard weights:
Nuri Seferi 199.1 vs. Giulian Ilie 194.4
Istvan Szili 159.2 vs. Daniel Urbanski 158.3
Tony Harrison 154.3 vs. Flavio Turelli 154.3
Aniya Seki 121.3 vs. Eva Marcu 121.3
Ergun Mersin 284 vs. Ivo Andelic 261

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July 6th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 148 weigh-in today!

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 live Friday, July 6 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. More

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Today’s UFC 148 weigh-in is open to the public in Las Vegas. Today’s events are as follows:


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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 6th, 2012


UFC

Griffin content with being the co-main guy

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Never one to worry about what other people think of him, Forrest Griffin isn’t too bothered about the possibility that he could be seen by some fans as the bad guy or the man in the black hat should he hand Tito Ortiz a loss in the soon-to-be UFC Hall of Famer’s final fight this Saturday night in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 6th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Sampson Boxing

Javier Fortuna 129 vs. Cristobal Cruz 128
Magomed Abdusalamov 229 vs. Maurice Byarm 239
(USNBC Silver Heavyweight Championship)
Rocco Santomauro 124.5 vs. Dewayne Wisdom 125
William Williams 181 vs. Manuel Otero 184
Ronald Gavril 167 vs. Kenneth T Schmitz 169.5
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: ESPN2

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July 6th, 2012


Boxing News

WBA titles on the line in La Paz

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Things went smoothly at Thursday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s boxing card billed as “La Paz on Fire” at the Estadio Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The main event will be the defense of WBA interim bantamweight world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz against challenger Jean Sampson. Also in action is WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño defending against Ana “Polla” Fernandez. Also in action is lightweight prospect Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez fighting for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title against René “Chirizo” Gonzalez. The event presented by Promociones del Pueblo.



July 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Multiple sources are reporting that WBO middleweight titleholder Dmitry Pirog has pulled out of his August 25 unification fight with Gennady Golovkin. Pirog is claiming a back injury.
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Next up for heavyweight Shane Cameron could be a rematch with David Tua. “I never did retire,” the 39-year-old Tua told 3News in New Zealand. “I believe without being stupid that I still have three or four years left.”
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Unbeaten featherweight Mikey Garcia will remain as mandatory challenger for WBA champion Celestino Caballero. Garcia was initially removed from the top of the new WBA ratings but that was called “an inadvertent error.” The WBA held a purse bid for the fight the camps never agreed to the fight. Garcia is also in the running for a fight with WBO champion Orlando Salido.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez-Paez Jr. II moved to Tijuana

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The July 21 welterweight rematch between Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs) and Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (31-4-1, 19 KOs) has been to the Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Originally the fight was to be held in Monterrey, but Zanfer Promotions decided that the fight was a better fit in Tijuana. “This is a natural rematch,” said promoter Fernando Beltran. “Both fighters want it, it’s demanded by the public and television, and it’s best in Tijuana where both names are very loved and respected and I think we’ll have a full house at the Auditorium.” In the co-feature, WBA interim super featherweight titleholder Bryan “Tiquito” Vazquez (28-0, 14 KOs) will defend against perennial contender Jorge Lacierva (41-8, 27 KOs).



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Guzman primed and ready for Seminole Hard Rock debut

Photo: Acquinity Sports

Undefeated Dominican light welterweight Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) returns to action Saturday, July 21st in the main event of Acquinity Sport’s ten-bout card from The Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tentatively scheduled to face Mexican veteran Jorge “El Tigre” Pimentel (25-15, 19 KOs), the 36 year old confirms his right hand is 100% better after breaking it en route to an 8th-round KO victory over Jesus Pabon in March.

Guzman credits his new team with keeping him on pace to make waves and weight in the crowded 140lb division, including Acquinity owner Gary Jonas, trainer Herman Caicedo, manager Jose Nuñez and promoter Henry Rivalta. Caicedo’s infamous training regimen leaves Guzman in tremendous shape with two weeks of camp still remaining and will likely remove murmurs about “Little Tyson’s” past weight issues.

An Acquinity Sports spokesman stated a full fight card announcement is forthcoming.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Periban-Parison collide July 14

On Saturday, July 14, Golden Boy Promotions will team up with Southcoast Promotions to present a card at the Humble Civic Arena in Humble, Texas which will be televised on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo.” The 10-round super middleweight main event will see unbeaten Mexican rising star Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) risk his perfect professional record against San Diego’s James Parison (15-1, 4 KOs). A full slate of undercard bouts will be announced shortly.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Zaveck added to Stieglitz-Abraham card

Photos: Eroll Popova

The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in Ptuj, Slovenia. Stieglitz is scheduled to defend his WBO super middleweight belt against Arthur Abraham on August 25 at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. It was announced today that Stieglitz stablemate, former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt on the undercard. “It’s important that Jan Zaveck climbs to the top fast in the world ranking to get his deserved chance to win a major title fight,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth at a press conference at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj. “So we put his next title defense on the event at the O2 World on August 25.”

Jan Zaveck: “I’m dying to become world champion again and need this successful next step to challenge the current world champions. After my unfortunate defeat against Andre Berto, I’m really hot to show everyone again that I am one of the world’s best welterweights!” (more…)



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Photo of the day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum meet with Carson, Ca. mayor Jim Dear and city councilman Elito Santarina Thursday at City Hall in Carson, Ca.. Donaire prepares for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

More on Bute-Froch II

InterBox and Lucian Bute met with media representatives at the Cage aux Sports restaurant in the Montreal Bell Centre this afternoon. Team InterBox revisited Lucian’s last bout on May 26th and revealed the future plans for Lucian and Carl Froch.

Lucian Bute: That was not the real Lucian Bute in that Nottingham ring last May le 26th. I spent the last few weeks reflecting about what went wrong, what happened, and the only thing that is crystal clear in my mind is that I want my rematch with Carl Froch as soon as possible. I am convinced the loss was due to critical errors on my part and that I will beat him. I did not use my primary weapons of speed and my jab at all during the fight. I fought Carl Froch’s fight instead of dictating the pace and forcing him to fight my fight. It was a bad night for me in Nottingham. A nightmare, really. I lost my IBF belt, my perfect record and I suffered a hard loss. I cannot wait to step back into the ring. I am already back at the gym training. I feel fresh, in good spirits, my health is very good and my goal and motivation is to prove to myself and to everyone that last May 26th was just a bad day at the office. I do not want to take anything away from Carl Froch`s accomplishment. He was the better man that night. He was hungrier and more motivated and he won. But now I have to look ahead. My promoter Jean Bedard, my coach Stephan Larouche and I have had numerous serious discussions and we have established a plan that I am very comfortable with. In the next two fights I will erase the bad memory of May 26th from my mind and from the minds of my fans. (more…)



July 5th, 2012

UFC

Welcome back, Patrick Cote

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Patrick Cote’s absence from the UFC after a 2010 loss to Tom Lawlor may only show a little over 20 months, but for the Quebec native, it felt so much longer, especially when you realize that the former Ultimate Fighter finalist was at practically every show doing French language commentary. That was tough . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch to defend IBF belt in the UK

Froch-Bute II slated for March 2013 in Montreal

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title in the UK this winter after both his and Lucian Bute’s teams decided to delay the rematch which is now pencilled for March 2013 in Montreal. The Cobra ripped the IBF belt from Bute with a stunning fifth round stoppage in Nottingham in May, and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the three-time World champion will now defend his title in the UK in November.

“Froch vs. Bute has already gone down as one of the greatest nights in British boxing history,” said Hearn. “It generated record television audiences and a sold-out arena where fans were treated to what many respected pundits and fighters have described as one of the best atmospheres ever felt in a British fight. Of course, like any fighter Lucian is keen to avenge this defeat and as per our agreement has the opportunity to try to make that happen. Both myself and Lucian’s promoter Jean Bedard feel that it is the best interests of both fighters and any future rematch that both fighters will take an interim fight later this year. Froch vs. Bute II in Montreal is a massive event and I’m sure that impressive victories for both men later this year will add further fuel to the fire. We will be looking to announce an opponent for Carl in the next few weeks for another big fight in the UK.”



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Godoy-Heiland WBC title eliminator July 7

In a battle between Argentine countrymen, unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (25-0, 13 KOs) will face former world title challenger and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-2-2, 9 KOs). The twelve-rounder will be a WBC middleweight title final eliminator and will take place this Saturday at the Estadio Ruca-Che, Neuquen, provincia de Neuquen, Republica Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero/O.R. Promotions will promote the event that will be televised live on Argentina Sports Giant television Station TyC Sports.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC calls Lara-Martyrosian eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that the WBC has ordered free negotiations to commence for a final elimination bout between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martyrosian to determine the mandatory challenger for current WBC super welterweight champion Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. If there is no agreemnet between the parties, a purse bid will be held on July 27 at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City. “Both boxers have claimed in the media and in public their desire for a world title shot. Now the WBC has made an official decision. Now we’re waiting for the promoters to do the fight. It`s a great fight and we think it’s not a problem to do this fight,” said Sulaiman.



July 5th, 2012

UFC

Watch Griffin-Ortiz presser today

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz and Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live Thursday, July 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More

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Today’s UFC 148 presser with Griffin and Ortiz is open to the public in Las Vegas. Today’s events are as follows:


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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Camacho Jr returning July 28th

After scoring a 1st round knockout over late substitute John David Charles during a June 23rd “keep-busy” fight, Hector Camacho Jr. (54-4-1, 29 KOs) is back in the gym preparing for a July 28th showdown with tough Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (12-1-1, 9 KOs) at the Palomar in Chihuahua, Mexico. With a win over Grajeda, Camacho Jr. is slated to fight jr middleweight contender David “Strictly Business” Medina (23-2-11 KOs) on September 22nd.



July 5th, 2012

UFC

Tito Ortiz: A Hall of Famer’s Farewell

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Unlike some other celebrated pro athletes, whose last year of competition is celebrated by pre-game ceremonies and sentimental gift giving, Tito Ortiz’ last fight week will see him get an induction into the UFC Hall of Fame before having Forrest Griffin trying to punch him in the face for 15 minutes this Saturday night . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Sergio Thompson eyes title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to information obtained by Fightnews.com, WBC silver super featherweight champion Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson could challenge WBC world champ Takahiro Aoh on December 1 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico during the WBC’s 50th Convention. Thompson also could fight September 15 in Las Vegas on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing Result

Cameron KOs Barrett

Heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Monte “2 Gunz” Barrett (35-10-2, 20 KOs) on Thursday night at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. A crushing right hand laid out the 41-year-old Barrett. Time was :18. With the win, Cameron regained the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles in the bout.



July 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire on “ESPN Nacion”

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire makes a guest appearance on “ESPN Nacion” with hosts Bernardo Osuna and Adriana Monsalve in Los Angeles for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Vitali injured in Ukraine riot

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed in the eyes with tear gas and suffered a gash to his arm during a violent clash with police in Kiev, Ukraine today. According to the Daily Mail, Vitali was among a large crowd protesting the government’s decision to make Russian an official language in the country. Riot police moved in Vitali was caught in the middle with the situation turned violent.



July 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from New Zealand

The official weights are in for the heavyweight showdown in New Zealand tonight. Shane Cameron (28-2, 21 KOs) weighed in at 206 pounds and former world title challenger Monte Barrett (35-9-2, 20 KOs) scaled in at 218.5 pounds. The bout will take place Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Barrett will look to successfully defend his WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles he won in his last bout where he beat former world title challenger David Tua in New Zealand. The bout was a rematch of their draw the previous year. Cameron was crushed inside of two rounds by Tua back in 2009 and now looks to do something Tua failed to do, beat Barrett.

Side note: The very popular former NFL veteran/comedian, and worldwide sports broadcaster Benny Ricardo provided the weights. Ricardo stated that Barrett appeared to be in excellent physical condition and that Cameron and had been sparring with former world champion David Haye in preparation for Barrett.



July 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Ava Knight wins in Mexico

Photos courtesy of Team Knight

On Saturday night, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight made her second successful title defense, defeating Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez by unanimous decision at the Auditorio Centenario. The three judges sitting at ringside scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 98-92, all in favor of Knight. Knight’s record improved to 9-1-3, with 5 KOs, and Vazquez saw her record fall to 8-7-1, with 3 KOs. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

UFC

International Fight Week: Day One Wrap-Up

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Wrap-up of the first day of International Fight Week 2012, where fans turned out for high drama (and comedy) at the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Vazquez-Martinez update

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Román “Rocky” Martínez showed great condition today in the 30 day weigh-in for their upcoming bouts against Mexicans Rafael Marquez and Miguel Beltrán Jr. in “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” to be held on August 4, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View.

Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), former WBO superbantamweight champion, who will face Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantamweight champion, for the WBO International superbantamweight title, weighed today 131.4 pounds of a maximum limit of 140.3 pounds by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Feature Story

Sturm-Geale kickoff presser

WBA champ Sturm, IBF kingpin Geale will collide on Sept. 1 in Germany

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm

The middleweight division will really heat up this fall. First, on August 25, undefeated WBO world champion Dmitry Pirog will face fellow unbeaten WBA regular titleholder Gennady Golovkin at a site to be determined in the United States. On September 15, undisputed middleweight king Sergio Martinez will battle it out with long-time rival and WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas.

Today, in Oberhausen, Germany, the third middleweight mega-fight was announced. Long reigning WBA super world 160-pound champion Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs) will not only make the thirteenth defense of his strap, but also try to add the IBF title to his collection when he collides with the once-beaten kingpin of that organization, the Australian Daniel Geale (27-1, 15 KOs). There was a conflict about the exact date and venue, but all that is resolved now, as the pair will meet inside the ring at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen on September 1. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire, Arum invited to City Hall

Four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will meet with Council members from the City of Carson at City Hall (701 East Carson St., Carson, Calif. 90745) Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. Donaire, along with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, were invited to City Hall by Councilman Elito M. Santarina to commemorate Donaire’s upcoming world title unification battle where the WBO junior featherweight champion will rumble with IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson. Immediately following his City Hall visit, Donaire will meet with fans from the community, across the street in the parking lot of Farmers Insurance office building, at approximately 11:30 a.m. PT.



July 4th, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Silva vs. Sonnen II

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Anderson Silva is the most accomplished fighter in the UFC.

Fourteen bouts in the Octagon. Fourteen wins.

Ten of those bouts were championship fights.

Nine consecutive successful title defenses.

All of those are UFC records . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko public workout



July 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Will Rosinsky: “He’s tailor made for me!”

Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com

Super middleweight prospect Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) takes a major step up in class on July 7th when he takes on the resurgent Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (39-2, 34 KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

Rosinsky, a four time New York Golden Gloves champion and the 2005 US National Amateur Champion at light heavyweight did not have much time to enjoy his 8-round unanimous decision victory over Aaron Pryor Jr. on June 14th. Just a day later, advisor Keith Connolly called the Ozone Park native to offer him an opportunity to fight on HBO against the former middleweight champion. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

UFC

Silva-Sonnen II gets personal

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Question: When does a professional fight cross over from the professional into the personal?

Answer: When the fighters have to be separated at the pre-fight press conference.

Sure, pre-fight press conference antics make headlines in boxing, but after near-brawls, actual brawls and trash talk made headlines in the “Sweet Science,” the spectacle of it all became less shocking and more expected. In the world of mixed martial arts, having security step in between two fighters before the opening bell is still… well, a bit awe inspiring. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Takayama, Handig to meet in eliminator

Former world champion Katsunari Takayama of Osaka, Japan will invade the Philippines in September when he figures in a 12-round fight for the position of IBF #1 in the 105 lb. division against untested Filipino fighter Mateo Handig. The Japanese fighter, 29, is now under the promotional banner of ALA Boxing Promotions holding office in Cebu City, Southern Philippines. Meanwhile, Handig is handled by Highland Boxing owned by Brico Santig based in Benguet province. (more…)



July 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Amir Khan LA Workout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Joe Miranda

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) continued his preparation Tuesday at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California for his upcoming world title fight against undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) to be held July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “My preparation has been brilliant. A long training camp, we were over in the Philippines getting ready for the Peterson fight but that fight got called off,” Khan told Fightnews.com.

With just a little over a week to go, Khan is ready for his showdown as he looked sharp at Tuesday’s media workout, working with trainer Freddie Roach. “We have had a really good training camp we have had good sparring,” Roach said. “We are ready to fight Garcia.” Helping out in preparation for Danny Garcia, Roach has brought in the services of Ruslan Provodnikov, who is coming off a spectacular knockout win last Friday on ESPN Friday Night Fights, undefeated Armenian power puncher Art Hovannesyan, and lightweight prospect Kevin Hoskins. (more…)



July 4th, 2012




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