Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

>> continued

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

>> continued

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

>> continued

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

>> continued

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

>> continued


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Latest Boxing News


UFC

Don’t Miss FOX UFC Saturday Live Tomorrow Night

Johnson vs Dodson For The UFC Flyweight Title, Plus More Big Fights Tomorrow on FOX
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends the belt against TUF14 winner John Dodson, plus Rampage Jackson returns to take on dangerous striker Glover Teixeira, and a battle of lightweight contenders as Anthony “Showtime” Pettis takes on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone! FOX UFC Saturday live tomorrow night at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on FOX

See The Prelims Tomorrow Night on Facebook & FX
Before the action hits FOX, watch the prelims starting at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on Facebook (LIKE the UFC on Facebook to see these fights for free), then the action moves to FX at 5pm ET / 1pm PT

Missed The Premiere? Catch The First Episode of The Ultimate Fighter Tomorrow on FOX
Before they step into the Octagon in Newark, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen lead 28 fighters hungry for a shot at a UFC contract and the chance to be named the next Ultimate Fighter – catch a replay of the season premiere tomorrow at 11pm on FOX

GSP Returns To Montreal – Tickets On Sale This Week
The welterweight title is on the line as champion Georges St-Pierre defends the belt against Nick Diaz! UFC 158 live at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday, March 16 – public onsale starts tomorrow at Noon ET

. . . .

Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson is live from the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more info

Johnson vs Dodson For The UFC Flyweight Title, Plus More Big Fights Tomorrow on FOX Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends …


Boxing News

Luis leads way for Ontario boxers

By Dave Spencer

While it has been Quebec that has traditionally fuelled the Canadian boxing engine, a handful of the province’s cross-border rivals from Ontario are facing pivotal showcase fights in the very near future. Starting tonight with super-lightweight Tony Luis who will be featured on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, Ontario pugilists are stepping up both profile wise and competition wise in what will be huge contests for a number of fighters.

Luis of Cornwall Ontario along with Tyler Asselstine, Logan McGuinness, Denton Daley, and Ottawa based Andrew Gardiner all face pivotal battles in the next month that will go a long way in telling just where they stand moving forward.

When 25 year-old Tony Luis (15-0 7KO) signed with American promoter Greg Cohen last year, it was exactly for fights like tonight’s contest with Jose Hernandez that the undefeated fighter needed to jump-start his nearly five year old career; a national television appearance in a co-starring role against a formidable opponent in Jose Hernandez. More…

By Dave Spencer While it has been Quebec that has traditionally fuelled the Canadian boxing engine, a handful of the …



UFC

Donald Cerrone: No Limits

Some may call Donald Cerrone reckless, both in and out of the Octagon. And that may be entirely accurate.

When it’s fight night and he’s throwing hands with his fellow lightweights, he’s not afraid to leave his chin exposed for a second or two or drop his hands if it means getting his opponent to engage in yet another Fight of the Night bonus winning bout. When the fight’s over, you won’t see him relaxing on a beach somewhere or getting in a few rounds on the golf course. Instead, it’s usually something that will give UFC president Dana White nightmares, like wakeboarding or mountain climbing, or maybe even a return to an old endeavor of his, bull riding. . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson is live from the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more info

Some may call Donald Cerrone reckless, both in and out of the Octagon. And that may be entirely accurate. When …


Boxing News

Weights from Chihuahua

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hugo Cazares 120 vs Rey Pérez 120
vacant WBC international super bantamweight title
Ava Knight 110 vs Susana Vázquez 110
vacant WBC Silver female flyweight title
Oscar Molina 152 vs Héctor Mendoza 152
Abdiel Ramírez 135 vs Héctor Márquez 165
Jorge “Demonio” Cota 156.20 vs Óscar Solís 156

Venue: Manuel Bernardo Aguirre UACH Gym
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Kochul Montiel Productions and Goosen Tutor
TV: Televisa

photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Hugo Cazares 120 vs Rey Pérez 120 vacant WBC international super bantamweight title Ava Knight 110 …




Boxing News

Weights from Morelia, Michoacan

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Jorge Paéz Jr 148 vs Francisco Fuentes 148
Felipe Orucuta 115.5 vs Fernando Lumacad 115.5
Francisco Rodriguez 111.5 vs TBA (Vargas can’t make weight)
Alejandro González 168 Vs Gabriel López 170

Venue: Auditorio Bicentenario de Morelia
Promoter: Zanfer y Márquez Promotions
TV: TV Azteca

photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Jorge Paéz Jr 148 vs Francisco Fuentes 148 Felipe Orucuta 115.5 …


Boxing News

Weights from Boston

Danny O’Connor 146 vs. Derek Silveira 143
Ryan Kielczweski 133.5 vs Washington Hago 134
Billy Traft 173 vs Joe Powers 173
Russell Lamour, Jr. 161 vs Luis Viramontes 160

Venue: TD Garden (formerly known as the Boston Garden)
Promoter: Al Valenti
First bout 7:00 pm

Danny O’Connor 146 vs. Derek Silveira 143 Ryan Kielczweski 133.5 vs Washington Hago 134 Billy Traft 173 vs Joe Powers …


Boxing News

Juanma weighs in at 134

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best

Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez weighed today 134 pounds, seven days before his return to the ring next February 2 at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum when he faces Aldimar Silva Santos in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank, to be broadcasted live and exclusively on DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico and the United States. Juanma Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs), a former super bantamweight and featherweight champion, weighed today, a week before the official weigh in, 134 pounds before training, showing his good condition. Lopez will headline the show facing Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs), from Brazil, in a fight scheduled for 10 rounds at 128 pounds. Lopez is #5 ranked by the WBO in the featherweight division.

“I’m still training hard because I want to show that I can be a world champion again,” Lopez said. “We are working for a long time and now it’s the time to make the weight next Friday and to fight on Saturday (February 2).” (more…)

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez weighed today 134 pounds, seven days before …


Boxing News

Denis Boytsov update

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

According to German newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt” unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) will face Marcelo Luis Nascimento (16-4, 14 KOs) on February 17th in Schwerin, Germany. It would be Boytsov’s first fight in ten months. The 26-year-old Russian has been sidelined due to legal issues which might force him out of the fight against Nascimento, too. Boytsov was promoted by Universum Box-Promotion since starting his career in 2004. When the former promotional powerhouse officially filed bankruptcy in November 2012, Denis Boytsov started considering himself a free-agent. But promoter Waldemar Kluch who bought Universum from Klaus-Peter Kohl in 2011 claims he still has an exclusive contract with the hard-hitting Russian. “I haven’t been contacted regarding this fight in February”, states Kluch according to German website boxen-heute.de. “And I will certainly not give him permission to step into the ring. We have a valid contract. He can fight at my shows or he will not fight at all until his contract expires in 2016.”

By Malte Müller-Michaelis According to German newspaper “Hamburger Abendblatt” unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) will face Marcelo …



Boxing News

Dallas: I’m just going to leave it all in the ring

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Mike Dallas Jr. has a lofty task in front of him when he steps in the ring against hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse on January 26. Well aware that the Argentinean is one of the most feared power punchers in all of boxing, the 26-year-old appears unfazed by the pressure of stepping into the ring with the interim WBC light welterweight champion.

“They say he’s the most avoided 140 pounder but I’m not scared of him,” Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs) said during a media workout in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Dallas Jr. may be stepping into the ring Saturday with a healthy amount of confidence, but don’t think for one second that he’s a fool. He’s paid very close attention to Matthysse and figures that he’s found the formula to upend the fighter that many believe should still be undefeated despite highly controversial losses to Devon Alexander and Zab Judah. Despite those losses, Matthysse has ran roughshod over his opponents and hasn’t won a fight by decision since 2008. But with Virgil Hunter in his corner, Dallas Jr. believes he has the formula to upset Matthysse on Saturday. (more…)

By Andreas Hale Photos: Mary Ann Owen Mike Dallas Jr. has a lofty task in front of him when he …


UFC

UFC on FOX 6 Weigh-in alert

Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 7.35.36 PM

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC: Johnson vs. Dodson, live from the Chicago Theatre on Friday, January 25, 2013, at 5pm ET/2pm PT. More
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson is live from the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more info

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC: Johnson vs. Dodson, live from the Chicago Theatre on Friday, January 25, 2013, at …


Boxing News

Braekhus to face Mia St. John

WBA, WBC & WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) will defy a WBC order to face Holly Holm and instead take on 45-year-old Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark on April 13. The WBC had told Braekhus’ promoter Sauerland Event and Holm’s promoter Frequez Productions to commence negotiations with a pending purse bid if the parties are unable to reach an agreement. It was also announced that Braekhus has signed a contract extension with Sauerland.

WBA, WBC & WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) will defy a WBC order to face Holly …


Boxing News

Mosquera wins by DQ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Vicente “Loco” Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Francisco Contreras (18-3, 13 KOs) by disqualification in this sixth round on Thursday night at the Hotel RIU in Panama City, Panama. Contreras was DQ’d for repeated holding.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Vicente “Loco” Mosquera (32-2-1, 17 KOs) defeated Francisco Contreras (18-3, 13 KOs) by …



Boxing News

Andre Dirrell returns Feb 2

Former Super Six contestant Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) returns to action on Top Rank’s February 2 show at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Dirrell, whose only loss is a split decision to current IBF champion Carl Froch, is facing TBA.

Also on the card is undefeated middleweight Matt Korobov (18-0, 10 KOs), Andre Dirrell (20-1, Flint, MI) and unbeaten jr welterweight Ivan Najera (8-0, 7 KOs) in separate bouts. In the headliner Jose Felix (22-0-1, 18 KOs) meets Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight contest. Undefeated super featherweight Casey Ramos (16-0, 5 KOs) takes on Hardy Paredes (15-11, 9 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

Former Super Six contestant Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KOs) returns to action on Top Rank’s February 2 show at the …


Boxing News

Ramona Kuehne back in action

Photos: Team SES / P. Gerke

“I’m glad twice: First, I can finally take action in the competition events, and secondly I’m boxing in the capital of Brandenburg. It’s like a home game and a tribute to my fans,” said WBO, WIBF and WBF super featherweight female world champion Ramona Kuehne (19-1, 6 KOs) on the date for her next title defense. On Saturday, March 2, Ramona climbs the into the ring to defend her belts in the MBS arena of Potsdam, Germany.

For one year, the 31-year-old champion couldn’t contest a fight. Most recently, she stopped Renata Domsodi in the 8th Round in Offenburg back in January 2012. In May 2012 the native Berliner was operated on for a cruciate ligament tear in the knee. After the successful rehabilitation phase Kuehne could re-enter rehab training last summer. Now the world champion is preparing for the title fight in Potsdam. (more…)

Photos: Team SES / P. Gerke “I’m glad twice: First, I can finally take action in the competition events, and …


Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Silva

By Felipe Leon

After his great performance against Alfredo Angulo, twenty-year old Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-3-2, 15KOs) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, has been tapped by Golden Boy Promotions and asked to travel to Los Angeles, CA, to sign an exclusive promotional company with Oscar De La Hoya’s company. Despite being a losing effort, Silva, who usually campaigns in between 140-147 lbs., fought valiantly and took everything that Angulo dished out and even seemed to hurt the former interim WBO super welterweight champion last December 15th at the Staples Center on the undercard of Khan-Molina. Silva will return to the ring in March, more than likely in the United States and in his natural weight division of 140 lbs.

By Felipe Leon After his great performance against Alfredo Angulo, twenty-year old Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-3-2, 15KOs) of Tijuana, Baja …


UFC

Matt Hughes retires, named UFC’s VP of Athlete Development and Gov. Relations

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

After months of speculation, UFC officially announced the retirement of Matt Hughes as the fighter and welcomed Matt Hughes the executive. Hughes was named the Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations today at the UFC on Fox 7 press conference.

“I love this sport and the new position is the best way for me to stay in it,” Hughes said. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. After months of speculation, UFC officially announced the retirement of Matt Hughes as the fighter …



Boxing News

Q&A: IBF featherweight champ Billy Dib

Photo: Werner Kalin
Photo: Werner Kalin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Fightnews spoke to IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib who says he is expecting a tough fight on March 1st at the MGM Casino at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut against Cuban Olympian Luis Franco and is also confident he will defeat WBA champion Mikey Garcia if ever they fight. Also his promoter 50 CENT has big plans for Dib for a fight in Dubai.

Your IBF title defense against Luis Franco has been confirmed on March 1st. Have you seen the Cuban Olympian in action? How dangerous is he?

He’s dangerous. He’s earned his shot. People have to remember that when a challenger fights for a world title, that’s everything. Most times, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. That’s what type of challenger a champ faces every time. A hungry, determined and sometimes desperate opponent who is willing to do anything to win. In short, I will need to be at my absolute best to win. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Fightnews spoke to IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib who says he is expecting …


Boxing News

Matthysse-Dallas Presser Heats Up

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

If you were unfamiliar with the events leading up to Saturday’s WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion showdown between champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KOs) and Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs), it’d be easy to get the fighters’ roles mixed up.

At Thursday’s final press conference, Matthysse was a fan of few words, spending no more than a minute at the podium during his time to talk.

“I’m in great shape and I am ready to fight,” Matthysse stated. “What else can I say? Bring it on. This is a very important fight for me not only to win, but to look good.”

“The Silent Assassin,” on the other hand sounded like a man who had a full fight camp when it was his turn, not a man taking a short notice bout. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Photos: Mary Ann Owen If you were unfamiliar with the events leading up to Saturday’s WBC …


Boxing News

Weights from Huntington, NY

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime
Demetrius Andrade vs. 154.2 vs. Freddy Hernandez 154
Raymond Serrano 141.6 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 140.6

Venue: The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Promoter: Star Boxing/Banner
TV: Showtime

(more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Demetrius Andrade vs. 154.2 vs. Freddy Hernandez 154 Raymond Serrano 141.6 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 140.6 Venue: The …


Boxing News

Mariusz Wach update

By Malte Müller-Michaelis

Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach has formally requested the opening of the B sample of the anti-doping test taken from him at his world title fight against WBA / WBO / IBF / IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko on November 10th in Hamburg, Germany. Wach had admitted PED abuse in an interview published in Polish newspaper Gazeta Krakowska after testing positive for anabolic steroids. The German boxing commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – BDB) suspended “The Viking” for 12 months and imposed a fine of 5,113.- Euros. Although Wach’s team had initially decided not to challenge the A sample they now obviously changed their minds and asked for the B sample to be checked.

“Of course, it is their right to do so,” said BDB President Thomas Puetz according to German boxing website boxen-heute.de. “That’s why they take A and B samples. The only stipulation is that the delinquent has to carry the costs of the procedure. If the B sample shows the same result as the A sample the suspension and the fine will be confirmed.”

By Malte Müller-Michaelis Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach has formally requested the opening of the B sample of the anti-doping test …


Boxing News

Weights from Chumash

Roman Morales 122 vs. Jose Iniguez 125.25
Francisco Santana 151.5 vs. Dustin Reinhold 152
Ruffino Serrano 125.25 vs. Edwin Solis 126
Maria Suarez 113 vs. Abigail Castaneda 113
Roy Tapia 121.5 vs. Jesus Adame 121.5
Valentino Knowles 135.5 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 138.5
Eric Prado 163.5 vs. Victor Medina 164.75

Venue: Chumash Resort, Santa Ynez, CAlif
Promoter: Gary Shaw

Roman Morales 122 vs. Jose Iniguez 125.25 Francisco Santana 151.5 vs. Dustin Reinhold 152 Ruffino Serrano 125.25 vs. Edwin Solis …


Boxing News

Weights from Verona, New York

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Sergiy Dzinziruk 160 vs. Brian Vera 160
WBO/NABO Middlewight title

Tony Luis 138 vs. Jose Hernandez 139
Antoine Douglas 158 vs. Emmanuel Medina 158
Dante Craig 188.5 vs. Jackson Junior Dos Santos 185
Ryon McKenzie 178 vs. Rayshawn Myers 186.5
Jose Saenz 133 vs. Jamell Tyson 135.25
John Franklin 121 vs. Micah Branch 122

Promoters: Banner Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: Turning Stone Casino & Resort Events Center, Verona, New York
T.V.: ESPN2 Friday Night Fights
Doors open at 5pm, First bell at 7pm, Live TV at 9pm.

(more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman Sergiy Dzinziruk 160 vs. Brian Vera 160 WBO/NABO Middlewight title Tony Luis 138 …


Boxing News

Felix headlines Feb 2 in McAllen, Texas

Unbeaten lightweight Jose Felix (22-0-1, 18 KOs) will take on Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 KOs) on February 2 at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Felix, ranked IBF #11 at 130 pounds, has won 14 fights in a row since a draw in June, 2010. He is coming off a TKO3 over Meacher Major, 20-5-1. The bout will be the headliner on a card televised by UNIMAS, formerly known as Telefutura.

Unbeaten lightweight Jose Felix (22-0-1, 18 KOs) will take on Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 KOs) on February 2 at the …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Undefeated Armenian Art Hovannisyan will face Alejandro Perez on a Feb. 22 ShoBox card from the Morongo Casino. |more|

The UFC’s “Rampage” Jackson is telling the press that he’s considering boxing after this weekend’s fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6.

The previously-announced Paulie Malignaggi-“Sugar” Shane Mosley fight is officially nixed. A replacement is in the works, though both Malignaggi and Marcos Maidana have been tweeting about a showdown.

 

Undefeated Armenian Art Hovannisyan will face Alejandro Perez on a Feb. 22 ShoBox card from the Morongo Casino. |more| The …


UFC

Matt Hughes Joins UFC as VP of Athlete Development and Government Relations

Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, officially announced his retirement from UFC competition today. He has eagerly accepted a new role as he joins the organization’s front office, taking the newly created position of Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations. (more…)

Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, officially announced his retirement …


Boxing News

Dib-Franco Quick Quotes

Earlier today Lou DiBellaof DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent of SMS Promotions hosted an international media conference call to discuss the upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights card on March 1, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. In the main event, SMS Promotions IBF Featherweight Champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-1, 21KO’s) looks to defend his title against Cuban Olympian and IBF #3 rated Luis Franco (11-1, 7KO’s).

Below are some quick notes from the call.

BILLY DIB: I’m coming out to not just to win but to make a serious statement. I believe I’m going to knock Franco out.”

LUIS FRANCO: Whatever Dib has to say to me, he can say to me on the night of the fight.”

Earlier today Lou DiBellaof DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent of SMS Promotions hosted an international media conference call to discuss …


Boxing News

WBA orders Jones-Lebedev purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has reported that cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo Jones and current cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will go to purse bid for their mandatory fight. The purse bid will be held on February 6 at WBA Headquarters in Panama and be overseen by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. The minimum bid will be $200,000.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA has reported that cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo Jones and current cruiserweight world champion …


Boxing News

WBA orders Malignaggi-Chavez mandatory fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association has ordered negotiations for the mandatory fight in the welterweight division between world champion Paul Malignaggi and interim world champion Diego Chaves. As detailed in WBA Rule C.11, the champion must defend his title against mandatory challenger, in the period of nine months following the date he wins the title. Malignaggi claimed the belt on April 28, 2012, when he dethroned Vyacheslav Senchenko in the Ukraine. The negotiation period will be 30 days beginning today. If no agreement is reached a purse bid will be called.

Malignaggi has plans to return on April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. So far, Shane Mosley, Marcos Maidana and Andre Berto had been mentioned as possible opponents. Looks like Chaves has been moved to the top of the list.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Association has ordered negotiations for the mandatory fight in the welterweight division between …


Boxing News

Dzinziruk-Vera presser

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The Tuscarora Room at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York was the site for the pre-fight
press conference for tomorrow’s ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights. Promoters’ Artie Pelullo and Greg
Cohen were on hand as well as the main event fighters and special guest WBA Super Welterweight
champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout. Turning Stone Media Relations Liaison Brett Stagnitti opened
the event by welcoming fans and press alike to the third major televised boxing event at the resort
since September when HBO’s Boxing After Dark featured WBA Middleweight champion Gennady
Golovkin vs. Grzegorz Proksa and tomorrow’s main event fighter, former WBO Super Welterweight
champion Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez. The following quotes are in order of appearance at
the microphone:

Artie Pelullo (Banner Promotions): ESPN is ecstatic to have this fight tomorrow night. The fighters
here know the importance of being the air tomorrow night in ESPN2. They are happy to have Sergiy
Dzinziruk on their air because he knows what a win in this fight will mean for him and what is means
to be fighting on American television again. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman The Tuscarora Room at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York was …


UFC

Final words before UFC on Fox 6

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Few words were exchanged between the fighters headlining Saturday’s UFC on Fox 6 card at Chicago’s United Center. But the lack of words shouldn’t be confused with a lack of action on a stacked card that features two of the sport’s fastest fighters in the main event and the final Octagon appearance of a former champion. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Few words were exchanged between the fighters headlining Saturday’s UFC on Fox 6 card at …


Boxing News

New opponents for Bernache and Sandoval

Enrique “Duende” Bernache and Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval have new opponents for their February 9th fights at the Auditorio de Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City. Super bantamweight Bernache (20-4, 11 KOs) will now face Javier Gallo (18-6-1, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder after former world champion Cristian Mijares had to pull out after suffering an injury to his right hand during training. Welterweight Sandoval (30-2, 29 KOs) will now face former world title challenger Miguel Callist (27-8-1, 18 KOs) instead of Dennis Laurente (43-5-5, 24 KOs) The reason given for the change is that Callist is deemed a stronger opponent.

Enrique “Duende” Bernache and Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval have new opponents for their February 9th fights at the Auditorio de Trabajadores …


AWE TV

Thompson: Fury ran from me

Tony Thompson claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 23rd in an important bout that can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Thompson (36-3) has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko for world titles lasting until the 11th round in July 2008 and six rounds last summer.
The Washington southpaw who is still top ten ranked said: “Tyson Fury’s people came on to discuss a fight and I never heard another word after I said I was up for it and they went for Kevin Johnson instead. Fair play to David’s people for taking this challenge because there are other guys who wouldn’t dare step in with me having had just 15 pro fights.

“I have a lot to gain by beating David because he is a top ten fighter. I am the guy supposedly on the way out looking to stay in contention.”
Thompson clearly realises it might be his final opportunity to stay at world level, and has promised Price the toughest night of his professional career so far. (more…)

Tony Thompson claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did …


Boxing News

Broadway Boxing: Full Report

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside

DiBella Entertainment’s first Broadway Boxing card of the year was a successful one, as a sold-out BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square was treated to a nine bout card featuring the return of former junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman along with several young prospects and some spectacular knockouts.

In the main event of the evening, New Haven featherweight prospect Luis Rosa kept his undefeated record intact, winning an eight round unanimous decision over a tough Derrick Wilson of Fort Meyers, FL. (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside DiBella Entertainment’s first Broadway Boxing card of the year was a successful one, as …


Boxing News

Froch targets Bute and Ward after Kessler rematch

Carl Froch is targeting a trip to Montreal later this year for a rematch with Lucian Bute, once he has ‘avenged his loss’ over Mikkel Kessler. The three-time World champion won the IBF belt from Bute last May and it has been reported that the 32 year old Romanian-Canadian could be in line for a shot at the WBC title on the same night as Froch vs. Kessler II. The announcement of that fight led some to speculate that a Bute rematch was no longer on the cards, but the Nottingham super middleweight still intends to travel to Canada before targeting a blockbuster UK bout against Andre Ward.

“People always ask me how many fights do I have left but right now it’s all about focusing on Mikkel Kessler,” said Froch. “I know what an intense war that will be but after I’ve avenged my loss I want to return to Montreal and take care of Bute again. It looks like he is in line for the WBC title so a fight for all the belts would be a huge occasion over there. “The final piece in the jigsaw is Ward. He beat me fair and square first time round but I promise it would be one hell of a different fight here in the UK.” (more…)

Carl Froch is targeting a trip to Montreal later this year for a rematch with Lucian Bute, once he has …


Boxing News

WBO announces officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Friday and Saturday in the world title bouts (Yesica Patricia Marcos vs Marcela Eliana Acuña and Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp vs Marisa Johana Portillo) in Argentina in an Osvaldo Rivero Promotions presentation. On Friday, at the Teatro Griego Juan Pablo Segundo in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina, the WBO superbantamweight champion, Marcos (21-0-1, 7 KOs) will make her second defense against former world champion Acuña (37-6, 17 KOs). For this bout the referee will be Hernan Guajardo, from Argentina. The judges for the Marcos-Acuña fight are Uruguayans Hugo de Leon and Anibal Andrade, and Jorge Tripodi, from Chile. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Jorge Molina.

Meanwhile, on Saturday for the fight between the WBO female junior flyweight champion Bopp (22-0, 10 KOs), who is going to defend her title for the ninth time against Portillo (13-6-2, 2 KOs), the referee will be Anibal Andrade, from Uruguay. This fight will be held at the Polideportivo Municipal Monte Hermoso in Buenos Aires, Argentina. he judges for this bout will be Ramon Cerdan, from Argentina, Jorge Tripodi, from Chile, and Hugo de León, from Uruguay. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Jose Graglia.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Friday and Saturday in the …










world boxing association

world boxing council



boxing news tips






philly boxing history

All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.