Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Braehmer, Gutknecht make weight

Photos: Sauerland Event

Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Eduard Gutknecht 173.7
(EBU European light heavyweight championship title)

Robert Woge 173.7 vs. Hakim Zoulikha 174.4
(IBF Intercontinental light heavyweight title)

Venue: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event

Photos: Sauerland Event Juergen Braehmer 173.9 vs. Eduard Gutknecht 173.7 (EBU European light heavyweight championship title) Robert Woge 173.7 vs. …


Boxing News

Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four

Africa’s promotional giant Golden Gloves has partnered with the Monte-Carlo SBM Group to announce the “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four”, a four-man boxing spectacular.

The elimination event features Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs), Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs), Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs) and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs).

Co-headlining this mammoth triple-header on March 30, which will pit Rodriguez against Maderna and Zsolt versus Grachev in the opener, undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (25-0, 22 KOs) fresh off his sensational seventh-round destruction of Gabriel Rosado at Madison Square Garden,will defend his title against dangerous Japanese contender Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8, 9 KOs). The Golovkin-Ishida bout will be promoted in association with K2 Promotions, while the Rodriguez-Maderna and Erdei-Grachev matchups will be promoted in association with DiBella Entertainment. (more…)

Africa’s promotional giant Golden Gloves has partnered with the Monte-Carlo SBM Group to announce the “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four”, …



Boxing News

Boxing at the Hilton Fight Report

By Matt Richardson at ringside

It was a night of upsets and close calls on Thursday when promoter Greg Cohen presented his second annual “Boxing at the Hilton” fight card at the Hilton Hotel in Staten Island, New York. In the main event of the six-bout card, hometown favorite Nicky DeMarco won a majority six-round decision against Travis Thompson in a lightweight bout.

DeMarco (5-2, 2 KO’s) owns a local gym on the Island and thus had a sizeable contingent of friends and family in attendance to cheer his every move. He needed all the support he could muster, however, as Thompson fought much better and aggressively than his 4-9-1, 3 KO’s record would have suggested. Thompson appeared to win the first round and badly rocked DeMarco along the ropes in the second frame, bruising the hometown favorite’s left cheek in the process.

DeMarco learned from his mistakes, however, and began boxing more from the outside in the following rounds. He never again allowed himself to get cornered and did enough in the second half of the bout to earn scores of 59-55 and 58-56 (a third judge had it even, 57-57). The victory was DeMarco’s first since winning a comeback fight on Cohen’s inaugural card at the same venue last winter. (more…)

By Matt Richardson at ringside It was a night of upsets and close calls on Thursday when promoter Greg Cohen …


Boxing News

Mundine vs. Fletcher?

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine has decided not to retire despite being clearly outpointed by IBF middleweight champion Daniel”Real Deal” Geale on Wednesday in Sydney, NSW, Australia and now has WBA #7 Jarrod”Left Jab” Fletcher in his sights in a bout that could lead to a WBA middleweight title showdown against Gennady Golovkin if he is successful in winning. Steve Dellar, the trainer of Fletcher, is confident his charge can defeat the unpopular aboriginal boxer and knows Mundine can fill up stadiums in Australia like no other Aussie boxer. (The Geale vs Mundine clash attracted 9,000 fans on Wednesday.) Fletcher was a world class amateur and holds a win over IBF #1 super middleweight Adonis Stevenson. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine has decided not to retire despite …




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Boxing Result

Cayetano demolishes Lopez

Report and photos: Felipe Leon

Tijuana’s favorite feline Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (14-1, 6KOs) proved that he is ready for bigger and better things as he made mincemeat of the clearly over matched Jesus “Piriguas” Lopez (6-9-1, 5KOs) of nearby Mexicali, Mexico, last night. The scheduled eight round super bantamweight contest was the main event of Mayen Promotions’ first fight card of the year in Tijuana. Promoter Guillermo “Memo” Mayen returned to the Las Pulgas night club which has become the new home of local boxing in the border town. The Cayetano-Lopez blow out was part of a thirteen bout fight card that featured a majority of local talent. (more…)

Report and photos: Felipe Leon Tijuana’s favorite feline Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (14-1, 6KOs) proved that he is ready for bigger …


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Castillo: Who is Smith?

By Sam Geraci

On January 30th, Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) referred to Jose Luis “El Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) as “just a typical Mexican fighter.” After the weigh-in for their Friday bout, which precedes the 154lb IBF eliminator between Carlos “King” Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11 KOs) on ESPN 2 in Chicago, Castillo provided the following quote to Fightnews when asked what he thought about Smith and his comments: “Who is Smith? I never even heard of him. I will box his ears off. After this guy, I want Malignaggi.”

Molina vs. Spinks headlines this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights and is presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing, and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7p and the first bell is at 8p.

By Sam Geraci On January 30th, Antwone “The Truth” Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) referred to Jose Luis “El Temible” Castillo …


Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Photos: Joeyhill.com

Carlos Molina 153.4 vs. Cory Spinks 153.2
Antwone Smith 155.6 vs. Jose Luis Castillo 151.8
Artur Szpilka 230.8 vs. Mike Mollo 231.6
Don George 164.4 vs. James Cook 161.8
Mike Jimenez 167.8 vs. Jordan Brown 167.8
Jaime Herrera 146.8 vs. Marlon Smith 146.2
Jimmy Murphy 145.4 vs. Aloric Carson 150.2
Sergio Montes de Oca 126.2 vs. Antoine Knight 127
Junior Anthony Wright 197.6 vs. Tim Johnson 203.8

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago
TV: ESPN Friday Night Fights
Promoters: 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions

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Photos: Joeyhill.com Carlos Molina 153.4 vs. Cory Spinks 153.2 Antwone Smith 155.6 vs. Jose Luis Castillo 151.8 Artur Szpilka 230.8 …



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Boxing Buzz

Carlos Molina is hoping to earn a mandatory title shot at the winner of Cornelius Bundrage-Ishe Smith, if he beats Cory Spinks this Friday night in his hometown of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has more.

WBO Lightweight Champ Ricky Burns has been training in sub-zero temperatures but promises to turn up the heat on Miguel Vazquez on March 16. More at the Mirror.

Unable to get a shot at Nonito Donaire, 122-pound champ Abner Mares is moving up to featherweight.

Carlos Molina is hoping to earn a mandatory title shot at the winner of Cornelius Bundrage-Ishe Smith, if he beats …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Albuquerque

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Weigh-in results at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albuquerque, N.M., for tomorrow night’s “Johnny Tapia Presents”:

Hector Munoz 147.8 vs. Jeremiah Torres 146.2
Josh Torres 147 vs. Bernardo Guereca 149
Siju Shabazz 177.8 vs. Anthony Jones 177.6
Paul Castillo Jr 131.8 vs. Shanatu Hogue 129.2
Amanda Crespin 125 vs. Brenda Gonzales 125.4

Weights and photo by Jose Leon Castillo Weigh-in results at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albuquerque, N.M., for tomorrow night’s “Johnny …


Boxing News

Felix Jr. – Robles Press Conference

Photo: Pete Susens

Lightweights Jose Felix, Jr. and Gerardo “Lalo” Robles squared off at The McAllen Convention Center today at the final press conference before their 10 round bout Saturday here. “I am going into my biggest fight on Saturday night,” said Felix. “I like fighting in Texas and hear we are going to have a big crowd. I know all about Robles and I will be prepared. We are both from Mexico so it’s going to be an all-out war.”

Super middleweight star Andre Dirrell will arrive tomorrow and is pitted against power punching Michael Gbenga of Nigeria in a 10 round feature attraction. Dirrell’s promoter and rap star 50 Cent will also be attending the card Saturday.

Eight fights are scheduled.

Tickets are $75 and $50 for VIP table seating and $20 for general admission.Tickets are available at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office and at all Ticketmaster Outlets, including Ticketmaster.com, or 1-800-745-3000.

Photo: Pete Susens Lightweights Jose Felix, Jr. and Gerardo “Lalo” Robles squared off at The McAllen Convention Center today at …


UFC

FightMetric Teams Up with Ultimate Fighting Championship to Offer UFC Fighter Rankings

FightMetric®, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC Fighter Rankings. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcast and featured on UFC.com. Voting will be open to media immediately after each live event with results made available to UFC.com within 24 hours. (more…)

FightMetric®, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC …



Boxing News

Boxing back in Lowell, Mass.

Chicago Fight Clubs Promotion is bringing professional boxing back to Lowell, Massachusetts – home of “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund – on Saturday night, March 16 to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day weekend, at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. “CFC Fight Night” will be a reunion, of sorts, for people involved in the award-winning movie, “The Fighter,” which portrayed the lives of the Ward and Eklund brothers. Lowell fan favorites “Irish” Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund, whose uncles are Micky and Dicky, will be showcased at home in Lowell for the second time as professionals. Dicky trains both fighters.

McCreedy (13-6-2, 6 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant United States Boxing Organization (“USBO”) light heavyweight title against an opponent to be determined in the 10-round main event. Eklund (11-4, 2 KOs) will be fighting in the eight-round -co-feature.

Three other Lowell boxers — light heavyweight Ricky Sylvester, junior welterweight Noun Soriya and bantamweight Mike Martin – will all be making their pro debuts. (more…)

Chicago Fight Clubs Promotion is bringing professional boxing back to Lowell, Massachusetts – home of “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky …


UFC

Joseph Benavidez: The Entertainer

The next time someone tells you that a fight is just a sporting event, read the words written by Joseph Benavidez in the time after his UFC 152 bout with Demetrious Johnson last September. This was no sporting event; this was the end game of years and years of training and sacrifice, of punches given and taken, limbs twisted and blood spilled. To fight for a world championship – correction, to fight for the UFC’s first flyweight world championship – was all Benavidez thought of, and losing was a thought that never even crossed his mind . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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The next time someone tells you that a fight is just a sporting event, read the words written by Joseph …


Boxing News

Tahdooahnippah-Rodriguez on Feb 15 FNF

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George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah has mined his craft as a world-class middleweight away from the spotlight, fighting almost exclusively in his home state of Oklahoma while amassing an undefeated record of 31-0-1 (23KOs) over his nine-year career. On February 15, Tahdooahnippah will head to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut for a ten round showdown with former world title challenger and East Coast fan favorite Delvin Rodriguez, 26-6-3 (14KOs), broadcast LIVE on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

“This is what I’ve been looking for and why I signed with Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing. I’ve watched Delvin fight for a few years, it seems like all of his fights have been on TV” said Tahdooahnippah. “He’s always seemed like a classy, stand-up guy, very strong and skilled fighter. His first fight with Wolak was a terrific fight, seems like he’s never in a bad one.” (more…)

George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah has mined his craft as a world-class middleweight away from the spotlight, fighting almost exclusively in …


Boxing News

Golovkin jabs at other 160lb titleholders

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has taken some jabs at other high profile middleweights in action this week. In a press release, the unbeaten Golovkin praised IBF champion Daniel Geale for his win over Anthony Mundine, then reminded everyone that Geale chose to fight Mundine and gave up the WBA middleweight ‘super’ title rather than face him as was ordered by the WBA. “Geale said after the fight that he wanted to fight in the US this year, look no further we can make a title unification bout this summer.”

Golovkin also wished former WBA middleweight ‘super’ champion Felix Sturm the best of luck in Friday’s IBF eliminator against Sam Soliman, then added “Felix avoided me as his mandatory for over two years when he was champion, but I will give him the opportunity to fight for his old title whenever he would like to.”

Golovkin also indicated he would welcome a unification fight with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, but realizes that fight might be a long way away as Sergio’s promoter Lou DiBella is afraid to acknowledge him for fear that it might set up a Golovkin-Martinez showdown. (more…)

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has taken some jabs at other high profile middleweights in action this week. In …



Boxing News

Dulorme returns February 21

On Thursday, February 21, Broadway Boxing returns to Roseland Ballroom in NYC featuring WBC #10 rated junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12KOs) in an eight-round bout. Dulorme is looking to bounce back from his lone blemish as a professional to fellow top-rated contender Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28KOs) on HBO last October. Also scheduled to appear on the card in separate eight-round bouts will be red-hot lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (13-0, 11KOs) and WBA #11 rated welterweight Charlie Ota (21-1-1, 15KOs). Additional bouts on the card will be announced shortly.

The 10-bout card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET

On Thursday, February 21, Broadway Boxing returns to Roseland Ballroom in NYC featuring WBC #10 rated junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme …


Boxing News

Sturm, Soliman Make Weight

Photos: Team Sturm

Felix Sturm 159.84 vs. Sam Soliman 159.84
(IBF World Middleweight Title Eliminator)

Susi Kentikian 111.33 vs. Sanae Jah* (TBA)
(WBA Interim Female Flyweight Title)
Maurice Weber 153.88 vs. Mariusz Biskupski 153.88
Patrick Dobroschi 174.61 vs. Lolenga Mock 174.17
Adnan Redzovic 229.28 vs. Nico Falin 211.64
Arman Torosyan 154.32 vs. Marcel Gierke* (TBA)
Magomed Jangubaev 139.99 vs. Suleyman Dug* (TBA)
Alex Born 168 vs. Rafal Raczynski 168

Venue: ISS Dome, Dusseldorf, Germany
Promoter: Sturm Box-Promotion
TV: SAT.1 (Germany), Main Event (Australia), BoxNation (UK)

*Sanae Jah, Marcel Gierke and Suleyman Dug will weigh-in later today.

Photos: Team Sturm Felix Sturm 159.84 vs. Sam Soliman 159.84 (IBF World Middleweight Title Eliminator) Susi Kentikian 111.33 vs. Sanae …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Rios-Alvarado II

Undefeated former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and top-rated contender “Mile High” Mike Alvarado will face each other in a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight on March 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The 12-round WBO interim junior welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO.

In their first fight, last October 13, a battle of undefeated gladiators, Rios and Alvarado fought toe-to-toe and non-stop for seven thrilling rounds that saw dramatic momentum shifts throughout the action-packed bout. Two of the judges had the fight scored even before referee Pat Russell stopped the fight at 1:57 of the seventh round, awarding the TKO victory to Rios. Media and fans alike compared Rios-Alvarado to the great matches of the past 50 years, including Ali-Frazier III, Corrales -Castillo I and Hagler-Hearns, based on action and entertainment value. (more…)

Undefeated former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and top-rated contender “Mile High” Mike Alvarado will face each other in …


Boxing Result

Full Report: Geale-Mundine

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermott

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

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermott IBF middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (29-1,15 KOs) retained …


Boxing News

Murray: I feel I can beat Martinez

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

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


Boxing News

Felix Jr. looks sharp in workout

Photos: Pete Susens

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

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

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


UFC

The Blueprint: Aldo vs. Edgar

Frankie Edgar, however, is anything but ordinary.

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


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Prizefighter Welterweights III replay airs tonight on WealthTV Fight Night

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

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

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


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Boxing Result

Megreno stops ex-kick-boxing champ Kubo in three

By Joe Koizumi

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

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

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


Boxing News

Weights from Staten Island

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

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

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


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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

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

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

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

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


Boxing News

WBA allows Klitschko to make optional defense

By Gabriel F. Cordero

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

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


Boxing News

Bundrage-Smith presser

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

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

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

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

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


Boxing News

Cory Spinks: They chose the wrong person

By Przemek Garczarczyk

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

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


UFC

Demian Maia: The New Threat at 170

“Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu!!!”

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


Boxing News

WBC drops Martirosyan from eliminator

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

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

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

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


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Juanma: I’ll be a world champion again

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best

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

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

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

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


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Simcic-Profichet rematch is on

Photo: SES Boxing
Photo: SES Boxing

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

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

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










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