Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

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Scale Watch

At the scales in Roswell, N.M.

From Roswell for tomorrow night’s School of Hard Knocks Promotion’ “Roswell Versus” six-bout card:

John Herrera 121.4 vs Cristoval Larazolo 119.8
Michael Herrera 152.6 vs Oscar De La Parra 153.4
Lizandro Feliciano 179.8 vs Ricardo Uriquizo 178.4
Bobby Pemberton 144.2 vs Victor Silva 142.6
Steven Serrano 159.8 vs Gerardo Quintana 157.4
Antonio Orozco 133.6 vs Diego Bautista 140

Fights will take place at Eastern New Mexico Fair Grounds in Roswell. Doors open at 5:30, fights start at 7 PM.

From Roswell for tomorrow night’s School of Hard Knocks Promotion’ “Roswell Versus” six-bout card: John Herrera 121.4 vs Cristoval Larazolo …


UFC

UFC on Fox at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 5, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz and the light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson, airing live on FOX from Key Arena in Seattle, WA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see a prelim bout at 4:20pm ET / 1:20pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Nate Diaz (155*) VS Benson Henderson (154.6)

FOX MAIN CARD
Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) VS Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)
Rory MacDonald (170.2) VS BJ Penn (168.2)
Matt Brown (170.2) VS Mike Swick (170)

FX FIGHTS
Jeremy Stephens (155.8) VS Yves Edwards (155)
Mike Easton (135) VS Raphael Assuncao (136*)
Joe Proctor (154.6) VS Ramsey Nijem (155.4)
Henry Martinez (158.8*) VS Daron Cruickshank (155)
Abel Trujillo (155.4) VS Marcus LeVesseur (155.4)
Nam Phan (145.4) VS Dennis Siver (146)

ONLINE FIGHT
John Albert (136) VS Scott Jorgensen (135.2)

* Diaz (initially 155.6, then 155.2), Martinez (158.8), and Assuncao (136.4) all missed weight. Martinez will not make 156, so he is forfeiting 20 percent of his purse and the fight will go on as scheduled. Assuncao made weight on his second attempt. Diaz made 155 pounds on his third attempt.
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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 5, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight championship bout between Benson Henderson and …



Boxing News

Weights from Anaheim

Luis Ramos 139.6 vs. Ricardo Williams 139.8
Jermell Charlo 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8
Rau’Shee Warren 117.4 vs. David Reyes 118
Thomas Williams 174.4 vs. Ricardo Campillo 176
Jarnel Herring 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8
Edward Ituarete 129.6 vs. Noe Lucas 129.4
Gerald Washington 246 vs. Marcus Washington 246
Robert Easter 134.2 vs. David Castillo 134

Venue: Business Expo Center, Anaheim, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes

Luis Ramos 139.6 vs. Ricardo Williams 139.8 Jermell Charlo 135.4 vs. Jose Valderama 136.8 Rau’Shee Warren 117.4 vs. David Reyes …


Boxing News

Nieves crushes Porras

Bantamweight Jose “Miau” Nieves (21-2-3, 10 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico ranked #13 WBO destroyed Glenn “The Rock” Porras (28-4, 17 KOs) of M’lang, Cobato, Philippines, #12 WBO on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. Nieves dropped Porras in rounds one and two and the bout was stopped in round two.

In the co-feature, former Olympian Yordenis Ugas (13-1, 6 KOs) of Santiago, Cuba outpointed veteran Cosme “Chino” Rivera of Culiacan, Mexico in a ten round jr welterweight bout. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

Bantamweight Jose “Miau” Nieves (21-2-3, 10 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico ranked #13 WBO destroyed Glenn “The Rock” Porras (28-4, …




Boxing News

Weights from Washington DC

Here is the scale watch for Saturday night’s Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:

Dusty Harrison 146 1/4 vs. Darrell Jones 144 1/2
Phillip Jackson Benson 174 1/2 vs. Terrance Smith 176/12
Alantez Fox 153 3/4 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 153 1/2
Kevin Rivers 125 1/2 vs. Alan Beeman 123 3/4
Shadeed Floyd 123 3/4 vs. David Warren Huffman 128 1/4
Dillon Hayman 151 1/2 vs. Ervin Fuller 151 1/2
Jarrett Hurd 154 1/2 vs. Anthony Jones 155
Jerry Odom 170 1/4 vs. Marcus Clay 167 1/2

Here is the scale watch for Saturday night’s Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Dusty Harrison …


Boxing News

Vargas wins in ugly fashion

By Anthony Springer at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) but was outboxed by Jessie Vargas (21-0, 9 KOs) in the featured bout. Vargas won a unanimous decision by scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 98-90.

Oscar Valdez (3-0, 2 KOs) proved he is a fighter to keep an eye on with a dominant win over Corben Page (4-5-1). The amateur stand out forced the Oregon fighters corner to frantically throw in the towel at the 2:24 mark in round two.

After a seesaw battle Raul Hirales Jr. (17-2-1, 8 KOs) rebounded from an opening round knockdown to defeat Oscar Gonzalez (17-2, 13 KOs) via unanimous decision. The score cards read 96-94, 95-94 and 97-92.

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. (17-0, 11 KOs) finished off Elijah McCall at 2:59 I’m the third with a series of left hooks. In a truly bizarre twist, McCall’s father Oliver remarked, “if [Ruiz] can get past dad, he’s ready for a title shot.” It’s unclear how serious McCall was but the line was repeated several times.

An inadvertent clash of the heads caused a premature end to Lucky Boy Omotoso (23-0-0-1) and Irving Garcia’s (17-8-3-1) welterweight bout. The men butted heads in the second round. The bout was declared a no contest.

In welterweight action, Kenny Abril (14-5-1, 7 KOs) edged Dennis Laurente (40-4-4, 22 KOs) by razor thin split decision. The judges scored the eight round affair 74-77, 77-74, and 76-75.

Trevor McCumby (9-0, 8 KOs) continued his winning ways, besting Eric Watkins via decision. Even with some verbal theatrics, Watkins (7-4, 4 KOs) was outclassed when it matter most: actual punches. The judges scored the light heavyweight bout 59-55, 59-55 and 60-54.

By Anthony Springer at ringside Photo by Chris Cozzone  It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. Vito Gasparyan …


Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Photo: Chris Toney

Bryant Jennings 225.25 vs. Bowie Tupou 253
Jerry Belmontes 129 vs. Eric Hunter 126.5
Jason Sosa 128.5 vs. Isaac Suarez 129.5
Jesse Hart 168 vs. Steven Tyner 170
Angel Luis Ocasio 134 vs. Esteban Rodriguez 135.5
Alex Barbosa 122.5 vs. Joshua Arocho 124
Taneal Goyco 174 vs. Todd Unthank-May 178
Anthony Burgin 129 vs. Kenneth Brown 129.5
Josue Rivera 143.5 vs. Hasan Young 146.75

Venue: Temple University McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC Sports Network

Bryant Jennings 225.25 vs. Bowie Tupou 253 Jerry Belmontes 129 vs. Eric Hunter 126.5 Jason Sosa 128.5 vs. Isaac Suarez …


Boxing News

Free tickets to Santa Cruz-Guevara

Golden Boy is offering free tickets to see IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz’s title defense against undefeated challenger Alberto Guevara and the professional debut of Los Angeles’ 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. on December 15th at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Sports Arena Box Office (you must have a ticket to enter building). First fight begins at 1PM. This will be the first live boxing event on CBS Television in 15 years.

After the afternoon fights are over, the building will be cleared for the evening card headlined by British superstar Amir “King” Khan making his ring return against Carlos Molina. Fans who present ticket stubs from the afternoon event when purchasing tickets for the evening event will receive a 20% discount on tickets purchased. There is a limit of one discounted purchased ticket per ticket redeemed while supplies last.

Golden Boy is offering free tickets to see IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz’s title defense against undefeated challenger Alberto …



Boxing News

Weights from Queens, NY

Vinny Maddalone 231.5 vs Byron Polley 268.5
Angel Garcia 134 vs. Victor Galindo 133
Neuky Santalises 131 vs Micah Branch 132
Rob Garris 171 vs Abdellah Smith 174
Heather Hardy 122 vs. Ivana Coleman 123.5
Bryant Cruz 129.5 vs. Jonathan Caban 130
Frank Galarza 152 vs Roberto Lopez 152
Juan Dominguez 121 vs. Jhon Alberto Molina 120

Venue: Resorts World Casino
Promoters: New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing, W.O.N Promotions (Main event in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing)
1st bell: 6 pm (more…)

Vinny Maddalone 231.5 vs Byron Polley 268.5 Angel Garcia 134 vs. Victor Galindo 133 Neuky Santalises 131 vs Micah Branch …


Boxing Result

Gallery: Pacquiao-Marquez IV weigh-in


Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  (more…)

Photos by Chris Cozzone All the shots from today’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las …


Boxing News

Pacquaio, Marquez make weight

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao 147 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 143
Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 vs. Michael Farenas 130
(WBA interim super featherweight title)
Miguel Vazquez 135 vs. Mercito Gesta 134
(IBF lightweight championship)
Javier Fortuna 126 vs. Patrick Hyland 126
(WBA interim featherweight title)
Dodie Boy Penalosa 123.5 vs. Jesus Lule Raya 124
Ernie Sanchez 127 vs. Coy Evans 126.5
Jose Ramirez 137 vs. Corey Seigwarth 136
Jazzma Hogue 121 vs. Alexis Hernandez 121
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Pay-Per-View

Photo by Chris Cozzone Manny Pacquiao 147 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 143 Yuriorkis Gamboa 130 vs. Michael Farenas 130 (WBA …


Boxing News

Walters, Prescott make weight


By Robert Coster
Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB)

Nicholas Walters 125 vs. Daulis Prescott 125.2
(WBA featherweight title)
Kina Malpartida 128.2 vs. Marilyn Hernandez ??
(WBA female super-featherweight title)
Alyn Sanchez 122 vs. Ana Maria Villalobos 119
(WBA female super bantamweight title)
Mauricio Reynoso 168 vs. Jaime Barboza 166
Rikardo Smith 148 vs. Sakina Mullings 166

Nicholas Walters: “I want to give Jamaica a great gift tomorrow night: a world title. I am very confident.”

Daulis Prescott: “The real fighting will be done in the ring. I’m bringing the title back to Colombia.”

Venue: Kingston National Indoor Stadium
Promotor: Premium Boxing Promotion and Sportsmax
TV: Sportsmax

By Robert Coster Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB) Nicholas Walters 125 vs. Daulis Prescott 125.2 (WBA featherweight title) Kina Malpartida 128.2 …



Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Josue Portales 112 vs Oscar Trujillo 111.75
Giovanni Delgado 117.70 vs Roberto Pucheta 117.70
Juan Jose Perez 125.85 vs Diego Gonzalez 125.85
Daniel Echevarria 135 vs Daniel Evangelista 124.75

Venue: Centro Banamex
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Cadena 3

photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Josue Portales 112 vs Oscar Trujillo 111.75 Giovanni Delgado 117.70 vs Roberto Pucheta 117.70 Juan Jose …


Boxing News

WBC Convention closes

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

WBC president Jose Sulaiman officially closed the 50th anniversary convention this afternoon in Cancun, Mexico after the final morning meeting session. More topics, champion introductions, recognitions and awards were undertaken.

A hot topic close to Sulaiman’s heart is the ongoing AIBA (International Amateur Boxing Association) controversy that still rages on. Robert Lenhardt, WBC legal counsel read the report compiled by a task force which was formed to look into AIBA’s tactics within amateur boxing and entry into professional boxing.

In part, Lenhardt read, “it’s not that the WBC has a quarrel that AIBA wants to enter into professional boxing, but that AIBA is damaging amateur boxing. AIBA is paying salaries to amateur boxers. They are exercising anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior in forcing potential Olympians to sign professional contracts to fight exclusively for AIBA. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman WBC president Jose Sulaiman officially closed the 50th anniversary convention this afternoon in …


Boxing News

Harrison Headlines in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated 18-year-old Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will headline the “Kings of the DMV” (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) boxing card on Saturday, December 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Keystone Boxing is serving as promoter.

Harrison (10-0, six KO’s) will face Darrell Jones of Jacksonville, FL in a six-round encounter. Harrison scored a third-round TKO over Nalo Leal on the last Convention Center card on November 3. This will be Harrison’s seventh appearance at the Convention Center. Jones (3-9-1, one KO) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Jahaad Wingfield on September 15 in Jacksonville. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated 18-year-old Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will headline the “Kings of the DMV” (District of …


AWE TV

DeGale, Zuniga make weight

James DeGale 167.5 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 164.5
(WBC silver super middleweight title)
Kid Galahad 127.7 vs. Ivan Ruiz Morote 129.25
Chris Eubank Jr 163.75 vs. Olges Fedotovs 164
Samir Mouneimne 125 vs. David Savage Jr 124.5
Zak Collins 144 vs. Jozsef Garai 148
Ricky Dudding 134.5 vs. Janis Puksins 132
Leigh Wood 127.5 vs. Tibor Meszaros 125

Venue: Sports Arena, Hull, England
Promoter: Hennessy Sports
TV: The December 8th DeGale-Zuniga event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 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. Click here for more information.

James DeGale 167.5 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 164.5 (WBC silver super middleweight title) Kid Galahad 127.7 vs. Ivan Ruiz Morote 129.25 …



Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez 4 sells out

The people have spoken and they voted unanimously for Saturday’s welterweight battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez — Act Four of their exciting and fistoric rivalry. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that the MGM Grand Garden Arena and its 16,000-plus seats have completely sold out, producing a live gate in excess of $10.5 million. “Manny and Juan Manuel may have unfinished business in the ring, but as far as the live box office, it’s business as usual – another sellout,” said Arum. “I encourage boxing fans in Las Vegas to go to their favorite MGM Resort International property to purchase their closed-circuit seats today because the projections are looking like a sell out there too.”

Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 will be available via closed circuit at the following MGM Resorts International Las Vegas properties: ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York and Circus Circus. Tickets are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges. All seats will be general admission and will be available at each individual property’s box office.

The people have spoken and they voted unanimously for Saturday’s welterweight battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez — …


Boxing Result

50 Cent steals show during Pacquiao-Marquez IV fight week

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Chris Farina/TopRank 

It didn’t take long for 50 Cent to jump head first into boxing promotions.

After severing the promotional company he founded with undefeated pugilist Floyd “Money” Mayweather, 50 hit the ground running with SMS Promotions. This Saturday, the undefeated Yuriorkis Gamboa, his fighter, will take center stage in the co-main event of the highly anticipated fourth meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

At the event’s final press conference, 50 vowed that Gamboa’s entrance would be one to remember and make some big promises about the future of boxing. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Chris Farina/TopRank  It didn’t take long for 50 Cent to jump head first into …


UFC

Don’t Miss Four Big Fights Live and Free Tomorrow Night

Four Huge Fights Live & Free Tomorrow Night on FOX: Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends the title against Nate Diaz, plus Shogun Rua battles Alexander Gustafsson, BJ Penn returns to face Rory MacDonald and Mike Swick takes on Matt Brown! Live at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on FOX! Watch the prelim action on FX starting at 5pm ET / 2pm PT

Who Will Make It to the Finale? See the Semifinals Tonight on an All-New TUF: It’s teammate versus teammate in the semifinals tonight on an all-new episode of The Ultimate Fighter! Team Nelson’s Jon Manley and Colton Smith face off in the Octagon, and Team Carwin’s Neil Magney and Mike Ricci will go toe-to-toe to see who makes it to next week’s live finale in Las Vegas!

UFC Makes Stops In Sao Paulo and London in 2013 – Tickets On Sale Now!: The Octagon returns to Brazil on Saturday, January 19th at Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, headlined by a middleweight clash between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping! Then, on Saturday, February 16th, the UFC comes back to London, this time heading to Wembley Arena for a battle between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald for the interim bantamweight title!

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Coming up next:  UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz is live from Seattle’s Key Arena at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Saturday, December 8. Click here for more info

Four Huge Fights Live & Free Tomorrow Night on FOX: Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends the title against Nate Diaz, plus …


Boxing News

Will Walters end Jamaica’s boxing jinx?

By Robert Coster, reporting from Kingston, Jamaica
Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB)

On Saturday night, the beautiful little Caribbean nation of Jamaica will not be watching Pacquiao fight Marquez but rather will be rooting collectively for their native son Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (21-0,17 KOs) who will be fighting for the vacant WBA world featherweight title against Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) of Colombia. Jamaica has its share of track and field, cricket and soccer heroes, but it’s Walters’ intention to be the Caribbean island’s next sport idol and, at the same time, become the first Jamaican to win a boxing crown on native soil. (more…)

By Robert Coster, reporting from Kingston, Jamaica Photo: Olivier Monserrat-Robert (FFB) On Saturday night, the beautiful little Caribbean nation of …


Boxing News

Kessler, Magee make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

Weights from Herning, Denmark, ahead of tomorrow’s Nordic Fight Night at Jyske Bank BOXEN. Kessler seeks to defend Denmark’s honor after Magee has previously knocked out Danes Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen. The bout is available in Denmark on pay-per-view.

Brian Magee 168 vs. Mikkel Kessler 167.8
(WBA super middleweight championship)

Photo: Photo Wende Weights from Herning, Denmark, ahead of tomorrow’s Nordic Fight Night at Jyske Bank BOXEN. Kessler seeks to …


Boxing News

Flores TKOs Hicks; Hanks, Thompson win

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In main event action, 22 year old undefeated heavyweight Alexander Flores (11-0, 9KO) was having his way with rugged Matt Hicks (13-8, 12KO) for the first two rounds when Hicks seemed to sprain his knee and fell to the canvas towards the end of the second round. The referee allowed Hicks some time to recover, and to his credit, Hicks did continue for the remainder of the round. Prior to the injury, the 6’4″ Flores , promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, looked impressive, was boxing well and was hitting Hicks with some quick and powerful combinations to the head and body and appeared on the way to a likely impressive knockout victory. Instead, however, after Hicks was examined in the corner, at the advice of the ringside doctor the bout was waved off prior to the beginning of the third round. By way of TKO victory at 3:00 of the second round, Flores remains undefeated.

In a special attraction and last minute addition to the card, undefeated heavyweight contender, Joe “The Future” Hanks (21-0, 14KO) outpointed Maurenzo “T-Diddy” Smith (11-4, 8KO) to win a unanimous decision by scores of 60-54 on all three judges scorecards. The slightly awkward Smith seemed to puzzle Hanks a bit but Hanks clearly won every round but was never able to seriously hurt Smith who was coming off a first round destruction at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. in his last fight less than three months ago. (more…)

By Rocco Morales at ringside In main event action, 22 year old undefeated heavyweight Alexander Flores (11-0, 9KO) was having …


Feature Story

Roach: Finding the old Manny Pacquiao

Story by Andreas Hale
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Freddie Roach has been looking for the old Manny Pacquiao and he thinks he found him. You know, the Pacquiao that showed no mercy on his foes and mercilessly pounded them into submission. Not this “Compassionate Manny” as Roach likes to call him. We’ve see a lot of that Manny Pacquiao lately. He’s the guy who takes his foot off the opponent’s neck in fear that he will hurt him. Clottey, Margarito, Bradley and Marquez are the guys who all met “Compassionate Manny.” Freddy doesn’t like him. As a matter of fact, he hates him. (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photo by Chris Cozzone Freddie Roach has been looking for the old Manny Pacquiao and he …


Boxing News

Sturm-Soliman confirmed for Feb 2

Three-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm will face IBF #1 ranked contender Sam Soliman on February 2nd at the 14,000 seat ISS Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany. The bout will be an IBF world middleweight title eliminator, with the winner earning the right to get a shot at the IBF crown currently held by Daniel Geale. The Australian champion is scheduled to face countryman Anthony Mundine on January 30, just three days before Sturm-Soliman takes place.

According to Sturm’s Twitter page, a press conference to announce the bout will take place next Thursday in Germany.

Three-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm will face IBF #1 ranked contender Sam Soliman on February 2nd at the 14,000 seat …


Feature Story

Report/gallery: Beltran vs. Kim

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

When a bout starts with two knockdowns in the opening round, you know you’re in for a treat. In the night’s main event bout for the NABF lightweight title, Raymundo Beltran (27-6, 17 KOs) retained his title in a unanimous decision win over Ji-Hoon Kim (24-8, 18 KOs).

Kim came out aggressive in the opening round, dropping Beltran with a left hook early. Beltran responded in kind, evening up the score with a big left hook of his own that dropped Kim at the close of the first . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone When a bout starts with two knockdowns in …


UFC

Champ Henderson will take a W any way it comes

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

At the end of the day, being Benson Henderson might look cooler than it actually is. Yes, the UFC lightweight champion gets to wear the gold around his waist. But have you ever held a championship belt? It can get pretty heavy. As the winner of 15 of his last 16 in one of the sport’s toughest division’s, the punishment in training camp to stay on top is most certainly more than the average man can stand. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. At the end of the day, being Benson Henderson might look cooler than it actually …


Boxing News

Frank Maloney Statement

An offer was made to Tyson Fury guaranteeing him a £650,000 purse to challenge David Price for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. Tyson’s promoter Mick Hennessy turned down the offer, describing it as a “joke” and added that David would have to “step up to the plate on our terms.” Since then I have sent Mick an email asking if there is a way for myself and him to sit down to try and make the fight. Team Price can also then hear what Mick meant when he said “our terms.” We could meet in private and agree not to negotiate through the press and stop the name calling, which both sides have been guilty of. (more…)

An offer was made to Tyson Fury guaranteeing him a £650,000 purse to challenge David Price for the British and …


Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

Jessie Vargas 149 vs. Vito Gasparyan 149
Lucky Boy Omotoso 147 vs. Irving Garcia 148
Oscar Gonzalez 125 vs. Raul Hirales 123
Andy Ruiz Jr 256 vs. Elijah McCall 224
Dennis Laurente 146 vs. Kenny Abril 146
Oscar Valdez 126 vs. Corben Page 126.5
Trevor McCumby 174 vs. Eric Watkins 173

Venue: Texas Station Gambling Hall, Las Vegas
TV: Azteca America
Promoter: Top Rank

Jessie Vargas 149 vs. Vito Gasparyan 149 Lucky Boy Omotoso 147 vs. Irving Garcia 148 Oscar Gonzalez 125 vs. Raul …


Boxing News

Heavyweight contender Jennings ready to rumble

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Saturday night at the luxurious 4,500 seat McGonigle Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia PA, fast rising heavyweight Bryant Jennings (15-0, 7 KOs) is set to move one step closer to a world title shot when he defends his USBA heavyweight belt against tough Tongan Bernie Tupou (22-2, 16 KOs) in the main event on the NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” series. Promoter Russell Peltz, Jennings and Tupou spoke to FightNews at the Thursday’s final press conference at the Draught Horse Pub on Temple University’s campus. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Saturday night at the luxurious 4,500 seat McGonigle Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia PA, fast rising …


Boxing News

Weights from Kissimmee, Florida

Photos: All Star Boxing

Jose Nieves 118 vs. Glenn Porras 117.4
(Vacant WBO Latino bantamweight title)
Cosme “Chino” Rivera 140.2 vs. Yordenis Ugas 140.4
Danny Pastrana 163.4 vs. Fadoul Louis 165
Miguel Cruz 147 vs. Andrew Jones 144.8
Carlos Lacayo 126 vs. Giovanni Vazquez 126.4
Robert Alfonso 232.4 vs. Robert Murray 262
Marvin Mcgowan 160 vs. Ludovic Tossuant 152

Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
Time: Doors Open @ 7:30 PM & First Fight 8:30 PM

photos

Photos: All Star Boxing Jose Nieves 118 vs. Glenn Porras 117.4 (Vacant WBO Latino bantamweight title) Cosme “Chino” Rivera 140.2 …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Albuquerque

Weights & photos by Jose Leon Castillo

At Route 66 for tomorrow night’s Fresquez Productions’ “Fire and Ice”:

Holly Holm 138.8 vs Diana Prazak 138
Raymond “Hollewood” Montes 121.8 vs Tony Valdez 116**
** Montes six pounds overweight. Fight will go on though Montes was fined $200 per pound.

Victoria Cisneros 138 vs. Mary McGee 138.8
Matthew Baca 140.8 vs. Derek Perez 144
Jason Sanchez 126 vs. Gene Perez 125.2
Siju Shabazz 173.2 vs. Ricky Villafuerte 175

Weights & photos by Jose Leon Castillo At Route 66 for tomorrow night’s Fresquez Productions’ “Fire and Ice”: Holly Holm …


Boxing News

Joyi returns to action against Rojas

By Ron Jackson

Former IBF mini flyweight champion Nkosinathi Joyi returns to action for the first time since losing his belt in September this year, when he faces Walter Rojas from Argentina at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday night. Joyi (22-1, 15 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance suffered his first defeat when he was knocked out in the seventh round by Mario Rodriguez of Mexico on September 1. The 29-year-old Joyi’s career has stuttered along since he won the IBF belt in March 2010 with a points win over Raul Garcia. He has only had three fights since then, one of which was a three round no contest against Katsunari Takayama. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former IBF mini flyweight champion Nkosinathi Joyi returns to action for the first time since losing his …


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Beltran defeats Kim

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

In the evening’s main event, Raymundo Beltran (27-6, 17 KOs) retained his NABF lightweight strap in a back and forth, brawling decision win over Ji-Hoon Kim (24-8, 18 KOs). The judges scored the bout 98-92, 98-92 and 97-94. Both fighters traded knockdowns in round one before Beltran took over.

After representing Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympics, Felix Verdejo made his professional debut with a unanimous decision victory over Leonardo Chavez in a four round super featherweight bout. Scores were 40-36 (twice) and (39-36).

Rising prospect Jesse Magdaleno (13-0, 9 KOs)continued his winning ways as he earned a unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Arellano (13-2-1) and became the NABO Youth Super Bantamweight champion. Magdaleno scored knockdowns in the 2nd and 6th rounds and cruised to a shutout despite getting nailed with a huge left hook that seemingly rocked the rising prospect in the 3rd round. Nevertheless, Magdaleno’s speed and ability was simply too much as he cruised with scores of 80-70 (twice) and 80-69.

Despite being dropped in the final round, Robert Osiobe (14-5-4, 6 KOs) handed Jesse Roman (14-1-1, 11 KOs) his first career loss by way of a razor thin split decision. The fighters went back and forth for the duration of the bout before Roman floored Osiobe with a right uppercut. The judges scored the contest 76-75, 74-77 and 76-75 for the Las Vegan.

In the night’s first bout, flyweight Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8 KOs) continued his winning ways with a one sided drubbing of William Villaueva (10-5-1, 2 KOs) Gradovich scored a knockdown in the sixth frame and blitzed the New Mexico fighter with a flurry of blows in the seventh that forced a halt to the bout. Time of stoppage was 2:03.

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside Photo by Chris Cozzone  In the evening’s main event, Raymundo Beltran (27-6, …


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WBC 50th anniversary Day 4

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Day four of the 50th anniversary WBC convention in Cancun, Mexico was a multi-faceted one. After finalizing the heavyweight ratings from the day before, the path through the day wove it’s way through several other presentations, recognitions, and discussions, including the big topic of mandatory defenses.

2008 Olympic Gold medalist and current WBC #3 rated cruiserweight Rakhim Chakhkiev was recognized by president Sulaiman and lobbied for the right to follow the Fragomeni-Branco winner as next challenger to champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

Former WBC Super Bantamweight champion Oscar Larios presented a plaque to former world bantamweight champion Jose Becerra. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman Day four of the 50th anniversary WBC convention in Cancun, Mexico was a …


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Elijah McCall: Boxing is what the McCalls do

By Sam Geraci
Photos: JoeyHill.com for HITZ Boxing

At 6’2″ and nearly 230 pounds, twenty-four year-old Elijah McCall (11-1-1, 10 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, is a rising prospect with athleticism and dynamic punching power who is looking to make a name for himself on December 7th when he takes on top heavyweight prospect Andy Ruiz, Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) at the Texas Station in Las Vegas, NV. McCall, a former division-1 defensive end at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, made the transition to professional boxing nearly five years ago after giving his father all he could handle in an impromptu sparring session. Since then, under the guidance of his father and with the training of Nate Jones, a 1996 heavyweight bronze medalist and member of the Mayweather training camp, McCall has risen in the ranks and developed into a legitimate prospect. Before the most important fight of his career, McCall discussed his growth as a fighter, the matchup, his transition to boxing, and his relationship with his father. (more…)

By Sam Geraci Photos: JoeyHill.com for HITZ Boxing At 6’2″ and nearly 230 pounds, twenty-four year-old Elijah McCall (11-1-1, 10 …










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