Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

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Antonio DeMarco update

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

It has been a series of accomplished dreams for WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco. Ever since leaving the comfort of a humble home in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and traveling at the tender age of fourteen to Tijuana in search of a dream and some dollars in his pocket, the now twenty-six year old father of one and one on the way with his wife Tania has reached a level that even though it was far away in his mind, was within his sights way back then. “Everything starts somewhere. I have always dreamed big. I always dreamed of being a world champion. I would dream of it but it was a far away dream. It was step by step. I first wanted to be a professional fighter, that was my goal, my dream. It happened and then it was to fight in a scheduled ten rounder and that happened. Before that it was to fight in the United States, I would dream fighting in the U.S. I would see fights on TV that were in the U.S. and I would say to myself, someday that will be me. Even if its four or six rounds but I will be there. It happened and that is when my promoter Gary Shaw saw me. Then I fought on Shobox and that was another dream of mine. They came piling on and now we are in the main event on HBO as a world champion.”

Bigger dreams now claim real estate in DeMarco’s mind but to accomplish them, the hard hitting Tijuana resident will have to get past former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio, on HBO this Saturday night. DeMarco’s lightweight title will be on the line. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon It has been a series of accomplished dreams for WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco. …


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Boxing lands in Roswell, NM

By David Finger

For the first time since 2004, boxing is poised to hit Roswell, New Mexico as popular local boy John Herrera (3-4-1, 1 KO) brings his crowd pleasing style to his hometown on December 8. Herrera has already earned a reputation in New Mexico as one of the most difficult journeymen in the state, going the distance with prospects like Edgar Zubia, Yorden Hernandez, and Cuban prospect Yoel Gonzalez since turning pro back in 2010. Still, he is not being given an easy assignment at home, as he is slated to fight Albuquerque based Mexican Jamie Gutierrez (4-6, 0 KO’s) in the six round main event. Gutierrez started his career off with a respectable 3-1 record before four straight decision losses followed. However, many note that his losses came against a respectable Anthony Villareal and two undefeated fighters in Vachik Avagyan and Jazzma Hogue. Still, recent KO loses to Jesse Magdaleno and Ray Montes have turned this into a must win fight for the Albuquerque fighter. (more…)

By David Finger For the first time since 2004, boxing is poised to hit Roswell, New Mexico as popular local …



Boxing News

Tony Rila remembrance

A celebration of the life of long-time boxing figure Anthony “Tony” Rila takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, at his boxing gym in Las Vegas. Rila, who owned and operated one of the most popular training facilities in Las Vegas for world championship-caliber boxers, passed away last month at the age of 66. The informal tribute gathering starts at 3 p.m. at 3962 Euclid Ave.

Food, beverage and entertainment will be provided, and it’s expected that hundreds of Rila’s friends from the fields in which he made a mark–billiards, poker, auto racing, as well as boxing–will attend. Rila’s private gym played host to dozens of world champions and world-ranked contenders in recent years, including both Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, among many others. (more…)

A celebration of the life of long-time boxing figure Anthony “Tony” Rila takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, at his boxing …


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Sampson Boxing inks Torres

Colombian middleweight power puncher Jose Miguel “Mochuelito” Torres (26-5, 23 KOs) has signed an exclusive multiyear promotional agreement with Sampson Boxing. 33-year-old Torres is probably best known for his NABO and NABF title-winning KO 6 over previously undefeated Patrick Majewski last November. Torres’ brother, Ricardo, is a former junior welterweight world champion. Having rattled off another three knockouts since the huge victory Majewski, Torres is now rated #16 by the WBC and #8 by the IBF at 160 lbs. “I am very excited to work with Mochuelito and his Team. I will announce his next fight shortly,” said promoter Sampson Lewkowicz.

Colombian middleweight power puncher Jose Miguel “Mochuelito” Torres (26-5, 23 KOs) has signed an exclusive multiyear promotional agreement with Sampson …




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Madondile dies in stabbing incident

By Ron Jackson

South African junior featherweight boxer Lundi Madondile has allegedly been stabbed to death. Madondile, who was 30 years old and ranked No 6 by Boxing SA, was reportedly killed at his home in Scenery Park near East London. He was scheduled to challenge SA junior featherweight champion Macbute Sinyabi on December 8. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South African junior featherweight boxer Lundi Madondile has allegedly been stabbed to death. Madondile, who was 30 …


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WBA OKs Murray-Navarro interim title clash

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has approved a bout between Venezuelan prospect Jorge ¨The Destroyer¨ Navarro (12-0-0, 10 KOs) and Britain’s Martin Murray (24-1, 10 KOs) on November 24 in Manchester, England for the vacant WAB interim middleweight title. If Murray emerges victorious, he will be on the top of the list of potential opponents to face WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in Argentina on April 17, 2013.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA has approved a bout between Venezuelan prospect Jorge ¨The Destroyer¨ Navarro (12-0-0, 10 KOs) …


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Geale-Mundine rematch on Jan 30

Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Grange Old School Boxing and Black Venom Promotions, has announced the date and location for the IBF Middleweight championship bout between Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) and Anthony Mundine (44-4, 26 KOs). The rematch is January 30. “In all my years in boxing, this is the biggest fight in Australian boxing history and we are delighted to be able to bring it to Sydney,” said Gary Shaw. “This city has a proud history of staging big fights and let me assure you they don’t get bigger than this. Daniel Geale is considered to be by many one of the best middleweights in the world after winning two world titles from German Fighters on German soil. Daniel is desperate to avenge his controversial loss to Mundine in 2009.” (more…)

Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Grange Old School Boxing and Black Venom Promotions, has announced the date and location …


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Zamora headlines Team Tapia card in Albuquerque

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

You’d think that after a decade of fighting, New Mexico would stop thinking about Joaquin Zamora as “developing talent.” But, after 23 pro fights, spaced out between an equal number of wars and layoffs, the Socorro-to-Santa Fe speedster southpaw has retained an also-equal amount of zeal and appeal to head a card billed as “The Next Chapter.”

This coming weekend, Zamora will end his year-and-a-half absence when he steps beneath the bright lights in search of rekindled goals and, even more important to him, a steady stream of fights . . . Click here for full story

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone You’d think that after a decade of fighting, New Mexico would stop thinking about Joaquin Zamora …



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Martinez recovering well after surgery

Yesterday afternoon, reigning middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez underwent surgery to repair his right knee and ankle, both which were injured in his last fight against then WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Martinez had the operation done in Spain, where he has been living since relocating from his native Argentina earlier in his career. The operation was done by highly regarded doctor Villamor Perez, the personal physician for the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I.

“I am very, very happy with how the operation went,” said Martinez. “I will be rehabbing for two or so weeks and then I will be back in the gym, and begin preparations for my next title defense, which will take place next year in my native Argentina. This will be my first fight there in many years and I am really looking forward to defending my title in front of all of my great fans in Argentina.” (more…)

Yesterday afternoon, reigning middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez underwent surgery to repair his right knee and ankle, both which were …


Boxing News

Krasniqi-Heyman Presser

Photos: SES Boxing

WBO #1 and mandatory light heavyweight challenger Robin Krasniqi will be back in action Friday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Krasniqi (38-2, 14 KOs) will take on Max Heyman (25-11-4, 14 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round duel. Also seeing action will be unbeaten WBO #8 heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (27-0-1, 14 KOs) against Nelson Dario Dominguez (14-1-1, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

Here’s what they had to say at the preflight press conference.

Robin Krasniqi: “I am really looking forward to this next fight. For me, every fight is now like a championship fight….when I fought in January, I’ve gained a lot of experience and I have the best trainer in Germany, Dirk Dzemski, – so I have the best conditions to win the next fight and then to become world champion.”

Max Heyman: “Robin Krasniqi is a young, strong boxer. I was well informed about him. This is a tough fight and I have to do my best.”

Francesco Pianeta: “I’m not that far away from the Klitschkos. I know that now. But I have every time in the ring again get the best performance. I will also be on Friday. ”

Nelson Dario Dominguez: “I see it as an opportunity to fight against someone like Pianeta. He is a southpaw. I can gather a lot of experience. I am impressed with his success against Oliver McCall and Francois Botha, but he’d better study the video and not underestimate me.”

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Photos: SES Boxing WBO #1 and mandatory light heavyweight challenger Robin Krasniqi will be back in action Friday night at …


UFC

UFC 1: A look back at where it all began

Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, but you still can’t go back in time. That’s the bad news for writers who would have loved to be on press row for Ali-Frazier I or III, or in the press box for Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in 1932 or Joe Namath’s guarantee in 1969 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info

Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, but you still can’t go back in time. That’s the …


Boxing News

Farewell to Emanuel Steward, A Boxing Icon

By Damian McCann (former Secretary of Belfast Kronk Gym, Ireland)
Photo: Teddy B. Blackburn

Legendary boxing icon, Emanuel Steward’s memorial service took place today at the Greater Grace Temple, Detroit. Family, friends and members the boxing fraternity including Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Waldimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr. Lennox Lewis, Andy Lee, Evander Holyfield, Sugar Leonard and Michael Moorer arrive to pay tribute and their last farewell to Emanuel. Around the world boxing fans will pause to remember not only a boxing superstar but also a prince amongst men.

During his lifetime Emanuel amassed a vast wealth of experience and knowledge of the sweet science. He had many roles in the sport as a commentator, manager and promoter, but it will be as a trainer that he will be most remembered in the history of boxing. (more…)

By Damian McCann (former Secretary of Belfast Kronk Gym, Ireland) Photo: Teddy B. Blackburn Legendary boxing icon, Emanuel Steward’s memorial …



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Trout: I’m upping the intensity

Holed away in his new, higher-elevation training camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico, WBA super welterweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) says he’s not necessarily doing anything different in preparation for the fourth defense of his WBA title on December 1 against four-time and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden… he’s just doing more of it.

“I haven’t changed anything; it’s just a more intense camp,” Trout said. “I’m expecting a hard 12 rounds in an intense fight. Cardio is very important because I’ve never known him to show up unprepared. He’s still a very hungry fighter and I’m flattered he chose me as his opponent. That shows how hungry he still is, so I’m upping everything that I normally do. We had to acclimate to the high altitude, but now we’re continuing to work harder than ever.” (more…)

Holed away in his new, higher-elevation training camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico, WBA super welterweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” …


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Huck: Firat Arslan deserves a rematch

Looking back at his most recent title defense against Firat Arslan on November 3rd in Halle (Germany), WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck feels that he owes his challenger another shot at the title.

“It was one of the toughest fights in my life”, Huck admits. “I respected Firat before the fight and I respect him even more now. He really fought his heart out. I am not happy and not satisfied with my own performance. I know I could and should have done better. I was a little distracted and thought about fighting the Klitschkos. So I lost my focus. Firat was at his best that night. He made me work hard for my money. It was a very close fight and I think he deserves a rematch. But I can promise him that I won’t make the same mistakes again. If we fight again I will leave no doubt that I am the better man. I promise that I will stop him.” (more…)

Looking back at his most recent title defense against Firat Arslan on November 3rd in Halle (Germany), WBO cruiserweight champion …


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Micky Ward has an affinity for Acquinity

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

In a surprise development, Acquinity Sports welcomed boxing legend “Irish” Micky Ward to their Deerfield Beach headquarters today. Ward, the 47-year old Lowell, Massachusetts native whose three fights against the late great Arturo “Thunder” Gatti remain the gold standard of boxing trilogies, becomes Acquinity’s newest assistant trainer. Working alongside head trainer Herman Caicedo, Ward plans to augment Acquinity’s world-class stable of boxers with some of the mental toughness and dedication that defined his storied career.

Fightnews caught up with him this rainy afternoon from Acquinity headquarters in Deerfield Beach, FL. (more…)

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports In a surprise development, Acquinity Sports welcomed boxing legend “Irish” Micky Ward to their Deerfield Beach …


AWE TV

Countdown to Champion vs. Champion

There is less than a week remaining for boxing to gift us one of the most anticipated fights in recent times, less than a week for a rare unification bout, less than a week to determine who is the best flyweight in the world and one of the best of the smaller weight classes and less than a week for “Champion vs. Champion”.

On Saturday at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, on a fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast live in the United States by Wealth TV and WealthTV.com, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25KOs) and Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18KOs) will face each other for Tyson’s WBA and Viloria’s WBO flyweight titles. (more…)

There is less than a week remaining for boxing to gift us one of the most anticipated fights in recent …



Announcement

16th Teddy Dinner this Thursday

For the past 16 years, boxing trainer and ESPN television fights analyst Teddy Atlas has endeavored to fight the good fight in memory of his late father. This year’s 16th annual Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Dinner (affectionately nicknamed the “Teddy Dinner” by boxing scribes) on Thursday, November 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island will be dedicated to helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the New York area from Staten Island to Rockaway. (more…)

For the past 16 years, boxing trainer and ESPN television fights analyst Teddy Atlas has endeavored to fight the good …


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Mitchell ready to cause “Mayhem” to Banks

Photos by Tri Nguyen/GeorgetownProductions.com

Undefeated NABO heavyweight Champion Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell held an open workout at The Dream Team Boxing Gym in Clinton, Maryland this past week in preparation for his clash with top contender Johnathon Banks this Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

Mitchell stated to the press: “It would mean a lot to become heavyweight world champion. It remains to be seen, but I am definitely working hard toward that goal. I’m not trying to underestimate anybody, but I am just trying to stay focused and have tunnel vision toward that goal. (more…)

Photos by Tri Nguyen/GeorgetownProductions.com Undefeated NABO heavyweight Champion Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell held an open workout at The Dream Team Boxing …


UFC

Sam Stout – Finally Feeling Comfortable Again

There aren’t words that can adequately explain how difficult the last year has undoubtedly been for Sam Stout.

Coming off an electric victory over Yves Edwards at UFC 131 that sent the crowd at Rogers Arena in Vancouver into a frenzy, the lightweight veteran who has never been knocked out inside the cage was put down for the count outside of the Octagon when his coach, mentor, and brother-in-law Shawn Tompkins died unexpectedly on August 14, 2011. The two had been working together since Stout was 16 years old, and throughout his career, the one constant in Stout’s corner was “The Coach.” . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info

There aren’t words that can adequately explain how difficult the last year has undoubtedly been for Sam Stout. Coming off …


Boxing News

Sal Sanchez II vs Jayson Velez?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is a possibility that Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 KOs) could face undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight Jayson Velez (19-0, 14 KOs) on the December 1 Cotto-Trout card at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sanchez has been training for the last two months in New York and is looking to campaign in the U.S. in order to get a title shot.

By Gabriel F. Cordero There is a possibility that Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 KOs) could face undefeated …


Boxing News

Burns trainer analyzes Broner-DeMarco

Cincinnati’s Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner is being touted as the ‘Next Big Thing’ in US boxing. A serial smack talker who insists that his father or his girlfriend brushes his hair prior to conducting his post fight ring interview, the 23-year-old ex WBO super-feather boss makes a formal rise to lightweight this Saturday when he challenges grizzled Mexican Antonio DeMarco for the WBC title at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

With Scottish star Ricky Burns defending his title against Liam Walsh on the big December 15th card at London’s ExCeL, there’s a strong possibility that whoever prevails will be pitched with the winner of Broner-DeMarco in the New Year and, consequently, the ever improving two-weight WBO champion’s head coach Billy Nelson has been scrutinising DeMarco and Broner intensely .

Here he provides boxing writer Glynn Evans with an in depth analysis of Saturday’s fight and explains why neither would present an insurmountable problem for his ward if and when a unification match is made. (more…)

Cincinnati’s Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner is being touted as the ‘Next Big Thing’ in US boxing. A serial smack talker …


Boxing News

Pacman shoots hoops with NBA legends

From TMZ

Manny Pacquiao stepped out of the ring Monday and on to the blacktop … where he took on TWO basketball legends at the same time. TMZ obtained a photo of Manny shooting hoops with NBA gods Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller. We’re told the guys had been training all day long — including a trail run in Griffith Park — before they decided to hit a local court for a shootaround session. Sources tell us cameras documented the entire thing for an upcoming special on TNT. We called Reggie Miller about the workout … who told us Manny definitely got game — “Not only is he the man in the ring, but he’s got an awesome jump shot too.”

From TMZ Manny Pacquiao stepped out of the ring Monday and on to the blacktop … where he took on …


Boxing News

Tuto Zabala Jr inks Miguel Cruz

On the outskirts of Orlando, Florida there is a small town called Kissimmee, Florida where former and current world champions have made their bones through the Telemundo circuit. Last champion to have graduated from the so called Kissimmee University of boxing was Wilfredo Vazquez Jr, where he left a huge void in the hearts and mind of so many locals when he became world champion and was called up to the big leagues. Zabala Jr started his quest for his next pupil to fill in the void. After two years, the search has come to an end with the signing of Puerto Rican welterweight Miguel Alejandro Cruz of Kissimmee, Florida. (more…)

On the outskirts of Orlando, Florida there is a small town called Kissimmee, Florida where former and current world champions …


Boxing News

Australia braces for Mike Tyson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Famer Mike Tyson will be in Sydney on Saturday for his show named “Mike Tyson’s Day of The Champions” in the Bayside Auditorium at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney, NSW, Australia. Tickets for exclusive dinner with Mike in his VIP suite for only 20 guests are priced at $3,000 which you will engage in conversation and have a photo taken. There is also opportunity to have lunch with Mike in a private function room for $1000 with a limit of 100 guests. Other tickets available will be the “Meet and Greet Mike Tyson Cocktail Party” valued at $195.00. Photos with Mike Tyson are $295.00. General admission tickets available for $69.00. Mike will take his show to Melbourne on Sunday November 18th, Adelaide on November 20th with a final show on Wednesday November 21st in Perth. The promoter is Markson Sparks Pty Ltd.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Hall of Famer Mike Tyson will be in Sydney on Saturday for his …


Boxing News

Seth Mitchell-Jonathan Banks Conference Call

By Jeff Reiners for Fightnews.com

The unfortunate passing of Emanuel Steward briefly created a vacuum in the corner of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. A vacuum that was ultimately filled by Johnathon Banks, the same Johnathon Banks who fights Seth Mitchell Saturday night in Atlantic City. That’s right, an active boxer about to fight on a major undercard doubles as the chief second for the heavyweight champion of the world. It’s something that’s rarely, if ever seen in the sport. Banks spoke from his hometown of Detroit during a Monday afternoon conference call, describing an intensive “Four-a-day” training regime which saw him train Klitschko by day and himself at night. (more…)

By Jeff Reiners for Fightnews.com The unfortunate passing of Emanuel Steward briefly created a vacuum in the corner of heavyweight …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Mares vs. Moreno

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Rocco Morales
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

In front of a little over six thousand zealous boxing fans, WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13 KOs) remained undefeated and proved to be unstoppable in defending his title for the against valiant challenger Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) of Panama, at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The Showtime-televised card, promoted by Golden Boy, also showcased IBF bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and the return of super welterweight contender Alfredo “Perro” Angulo . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Rocco Morales Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda In front of a little over six thousand …


Boxing News

Injury KOs Bogere-Abril clash

A partial tear of the left Achilles tendon has forced unbeaten lightweight contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogere out of his scheduled November 24 fight against Richard Abril for the vacant WBA Lightweight World Title at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Luckily, there was no evidence of a rupture in the 24-year-old Bogere’s tendon and he is expected to be cleared to resume training in approximately four to six weeks. Talks are ongoing with respect to a date on which to reschedule this championship bout.

The HBO World Championship Boxing event, which is headlined by Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero vs. Andre Berto for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, will proceed as scheduled with the junior middleweight clash between Keith Thurman and Carlos Quintana as the co-featured bout.

A partial tear of the left Achilles tendon has forced unbeaten lightweight contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogere out of his …


Boxing News

Chris Martin headlines Friday

In their last fight card of 2012, Thompson Boxing is coming with Christopher Martin and Artemio Reyes Jr. on November 16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Newly signed Martin (24-2-3, 7 KOs), who scored a nice knockout over Roberto Castaneda in his last fight, will take on Robert Guillen (6-9-3, 1 KO) in an 8-round super bantamweight main event. In the co-main event, Reyes Jr. (17-2, 13 KOs) returns to fight Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr (15-8, 13 KOs) in a welterweight 8-rounder. Also seeing action is the colorful lightweight Derrick “Whoop Dat Ass” Murray (4-0-1, 3 KOs). Tickets are $75, $45, and $30. Call 714-935-0900.

In their last fight card of 2012, Thompson Boxing is coming with Christopher Martin and Artemio Reyes Jr. on November …


Boxing News

Silveira earns shot at a jr welter contender

By Matt Thompson at Ringside

In an all-out war, New England welterweight champ Derek Silveira (8-0, 4 KOs) not only successfully defended his title for the second time but earned the opportunity to face jr welterweight contender Danny O’Connor at the Boston Garden in the main event of a December 14th show. Mixing boxing and aggression, Silveira, from Salem, MA, often remained in harm’s way against the big punching William Correa (9-8, 8 KOs), frequently exchanging power punches much to the delight of a sell-out crowd. (more…)

By Matt Thompson at Ringside In an all-out war, New England welterweight champ Derek Silveira (8-0, 4 KOs) not only …


AWE TV

Marquez ready for date with history

On Saturday night in Los Angeles, CA, WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 26 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico, has an appointment with history when he faces WBO strap holder and self-proclaimed “Mexecutioner” Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) in a WBO/WBA flyweight unification bout at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The fight, which will be one of the most anticipated match ups in flyweight history, and which will be broadcast live in the United States exclusively by Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Marquez, the fighter of the year for 2011, has achieved high impact wins over the likes of Luis “Nica” Concepcion and more recently Richie Mepranum and Fernando Lumacad but he has stated next Saturday’s will be “the fight of my life.” (more…)

On Saturday night in Los Angeles, CA, WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 26 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico, has …


UFC

Nogueira and Werdum prep for coaching duties on TUF Brasil 2

Você quer ser um lutador?! Parte dois.

After an overwhelmingly successful first season, The Ultimate Fighter Brasil is ready and waiting to come back to Rede Global in 2013. Season one was spearheaded by the infinitely charismatic and beloved opposing veteran coaches: Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort. Also, the show birthed inaugural winners, middleweight Cezar Mutante and featherweight Rony Jason, who already earned a Knockout of the Night bonus at UFC 153. In TUF Brasil 2, the coaches are bigger – literally – and the stakes are just as high, with two teams of wide-eyed welterweights seeking a lucrative contract and to be crowned tournament champion . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is live on PPV from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info

Você quer ser um lutador?! Parte dois. After an overwhelmingly successful first season, The Ultimate Fighter Brasil is ready and …


Boxing News

Maddalone returns December 8

Boxing returns to the beautiful Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY on December 8th. The card promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Promotions will be headlined by fan favorite Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs), who hails from nearby Flushing. Maddalone’s opponent in the ten round bout will be announced shortly. In the co-feature, jr middleweight Frank Galarza (7-0-1, 4 KOs) will see action in an eight rounder for the NYS Title. (more…)

Boxing returns to the beautiful Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY on December 8th. The card promoted …


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Claudio Marrero Workout

Video: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Dominican featherweight sensation Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (13-0, 10 KOs) hits the mitts with Acquinity Sports trainer Herman Caicedo in preparation for his bout at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Marrero, who is ranked #3 in the WBA, #13 in the IBF and #15 in the WBC hopes to dazzle in front of a nationally-televised audience for “Beatdown 2012.” Bounce TV and Pursuit TV will air the 8-bout show beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 30th.

Video: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports Dominican featherweight sensation Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (13-0, 10 KOs) hits the mitts with Acquinity Sports …


Feature Story

Yusaf Mack: My time is past due

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

West Philly’s Yusaf Mack has been at the boxing game for a long time. He started out like so many others, as kid in the amateurs dreaming of one day fighting for a professional world championship. He had his first pro bout on November 17, 2000. He was 20 years old. This Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12 years to the day after his first fight, the now 32-year old boxer will step into the biggest fight of his career, a world title fight against international star Carl Froch.

Mack is a heavy underdog in the fight (various on-line betting sites list him as a 9-1 underdog), but he has prepared for this opportunity like never before, and says he is ready to finally achieve the goal he set as a 12 year old dreamer.

“I always wanted to be here,” Mack said before his workout at the Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philadelphia. “I’ve been here before, but I failed the test… but I’m supposed to be here.” (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) West Philly’s Yusaf Mack has been at the boxing game for a …


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Jamaica gearing up for mega card

Photo courtesy of SportsMax TV

By Robert Coster

The beautiful island of Jamaica is buzzing with excitement as big time boxing will be returning in less than a month to its sunny shores after decades of being quasi-dormant in the Caribbean tourist paradise. On December 8th at the National Indoor Sports Center in the capital city of Kingston, the WBA will hold one of its gala “KO to Drugs” boxing extravaganzas with three WBA world championships at stake. Headlining the mega-card will be a clash for the vacant WBA featherweight title between the WBA’s #1 contender and Jamaican idol Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) against WBA #5 contender Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) of Colombia. The boxers met for the first time in Kingston last week in a press conference at the Wyndham Hotel and both young men exuded confidence.

Daulis Prescott: Fighting Walters in his backyard does not intimidate me. My older brother Breidis destroyed Amir Khan in front of his home crowd in England. In the ring it will just be me and Walters, not the crowd.

Nicholas Walters: I want to be the first Jamaican to win a world title on the island itself. This will be my present to my homeland for its 50th independence anniversary. Prescott will not stand in my way. (more…)

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