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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG “massively”

Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG massively

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WBO junior middleweight champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn't pull many punches when he hosted an AMA ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Boxing News

Barthelemy Suspended for 10 Years by GAEC

By Jose E. Santiago

At today’s Georgia State Athletic & Entertainment Commission (GAEC) monthly meeting, the incident concerning the IBO Super Welterweight Intercontinental championship bout between Grady Brewer and Giorbis Barthelemy, which concluded with a fourth round DQ for Barthelemy after biting Brewer on the neck, was addressed. The scheduled 12 round title match on August 4th was building up to be a competitive fight in which Barthelemy started well early by scoring a 2nd round knockdown. In the third, Barthelemy was deducted a point for rough house tactics that included a double-leg take down during a botched clinch attempt. With a momentum shift favoring Brewer in the fourth, Barthelemy pushed his opponent to the ropes and blatantly bit him on the neck. After reviewing the video at today’s meeting the commissioners unanimously decided to withhold Barthelemy’s $9,000 purse and suspend the 41-year-old boxer for 10 years. A consent order is also in the process of being filed as the GAEC is looking to further punish Barthelemy with a $1,000 fine.



August 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Lyell Returns Sept. 29th

Former IBF world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-11) returns to the ring on Saturday September 29th at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood, Minnesota. Lyell has signed to face undefeated local prospect Cerresso Fort (13-0-1) over 10 rounds for the interim NABA super welterweight title. Notably, Lyell’s biggest win came against previously unbeaten, highly ranked John Duddy. Thereafter, Lyell dropped both an IBF title shot to Sebastian Sylvester and then a highly competitive decision to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC Silver Middleweight title. Although mostly untested, the power punching Cerresso Fort has stopped 10 of his 14 opponents while remaining unbeaten. To his credit, Fort defeated previously unbeaten Dave Peterson (13-1) in his last fight this past June. The show is being promoted by Joy Boy Promotions and information and tickets can be obtained by calling (202) 6 JOYBOY or (202)656-9269.



August 16th, 2012


Scale Watch

Heavyweights in action at Fight Club OC

Heavyweights Alex Flores and Henry Namauu are featured at tonight’s Fight Club OC show at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets at www.fightcluboc.com Below are the weights for the Roy Englebrecht Promotions card:

Alex Flores 234 vs. Henry Namauu 218
Jason Williams 145 vs. Rob Emerson 144.8
Luis Bello 134 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 133.8
Brady Rein 166 vs. Omar Barefield 156
Byron Gonzalez 143 Bs Richards Meal Favor 143.5
Isaac 150 vs. Silvanio Reyes 149.6



August 16th, 2012

Boxing News

CBHOF Class of 2012

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has officially announced its Class of 2012. New members will be inducted at the 8th annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 10 at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.
 
The new CBHOF inductees are former World Boxing Association (WBA) light middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, former World Boxing Union (WBU) middleweight titlist “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, promoter Jimmy Burchfield (Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.), manager George Cruz and the late manager/promoter Lou Viscusi. (more…)



August 16th, 2012


Boxing News

Nishioka-Donaire for WBC Diamond belt


By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-bantam champ emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will face WBO/IBF ruler “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California on October 13. It was publicly announced with Nishioka in attendance by Teiken Promotions and WOWOW TV on Wednesday. Nishioka and Donaire will square off with the WBC Diamond Belt on the line. Nishioka boasts of his sharpness shown in a one-punch demolition of Jhonny Gonzalez in Mexico in May 2009, while Donaire also possesses a lethal left hook with which he dismantled Vic Darchinyan and Fernando Montiel to his credit. It will be broadcast by HBO Boxing After Dark and WOWOW as well.



August 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Molina’s “number one goal” is the knockout

By Sam Geraci
Photo: John Booz

Carlos “The King” Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) has stated that it is his “number one goal” to knockout veteran southpaw Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) in this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Earlier this week, Molina discussed with FightNews his fight this Friday, his unique style, the close fights he has had against big names plus potential opponents.

You are taking on Damian Frias who hasn’t yet proved to be at your level. How do you stay focused for a fight like this?

It doesn’t matter who you are fighting. You always expect a tough fight and go out there assuming it’s the best opponent. I train like every fight is a championship fight.

Will you be more aggressive with Frias? Are you going for the knockout?

As a boxer you got to go into every fight looking for the knockout. That’s the number one goal. If it’s there, you will know when to take it. (more…)



August 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

WBO 108 lb. champ honored in Puerto Rico

Popular undefeated female boxer Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp (21-0, 9 KO’s) was awarded a “5th Defense Diamond Ring” yesterday in a ceremony held at the Zipperle’s Restaurant in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Bopp, the WBO female 108-pound champion, has emerged as one of the most popular Latina fighters in the world, and has expanded her popularity far beyond the borders of her homeland of Argentina. The 28-year old won over Puerto Rican fans with a dominant first round KO of the normally durable American Suzannah Warner last October in San Juan, and scored an impressive KO over tough Mexican Yesenia Castrejon in her last fight in Mexico. (more…)



August 16th, 2012

UFC

Michael Johnson – Mortal Kombat in the Year of the Menace

By the time people are once again making resolutions they’re not likely to keep and faking their way through another bad rendition of Auld Lang Syne, Michael Johnson wants to be in the top 10 of the UFC’s lightweight division. .. Click more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 16th, 2012

Feature Story

Q&A: Roger Bloodworth

"Adamek already beat bigger and stronger people than Travis Walker"

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

“When you’re fighting Tomek Adamek, you see something that is just not there. You hit him assuming that he’s weakening, you go forward guns blazing and Tomek just waits for you with a big punch or two. A bunch of people were already surprised like that,” said Roger Bloodworth, trainer of former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) who will be tested in an IBF North America title fight by 6’5″ Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) on September 8th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The bout will be televised in the U.S. by Wealth TV. The clash is also available on WealthTV.com. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, and Ziggy Promotions. (more…)



August 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado

Tickets for Top Rank’s huge Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado championship twinbill on October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, go on sale today (August 16) at 10 a.m. PT. Priced at $150, $75 and $35, tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, call 1-877-234-8425 or visit www.aegtickets.com.



August 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Goossen still building champions

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Rocco Morales

Boxing was back in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California as Goossen Tutor Promotions presented “Live at the Lodge.” 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (15-0, 13 KOs) of East Los Angeles scored a second round TKO over previously undefeated Felix Piedra (8-1-1, 5 KOs) in the main event. “Shawn is a great example of what you need to do in a place like the Sportsmen’s Lodge,” promoter Dan Goossen told Fightnews.com. “It’s an arena for up-and-coming fighters that are striving to get up to that HBO and Showtime level.” This was the second installment of Live at the Lodge.

In the 80s and 90s, Goossen had a successful run at a similar venue where he built fighters into primetime attractions, “At the old Country Club in Reseda that we ran for 12 years, we developed stars like Michael Nunn, Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, Orlin and Terry Norris,” said Dan, who promoted under the Ten Goose Boxing name in those days. “The plans have not changed with building young talent into world champions we are going to continue to do that which is why we decided to go back to our roots. You need these platforms to build that young talent and reach out to other networks.” Goossen Tutor Promotions is scheduled to return to the Sportsmen’s Lodge in November.



August 16th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: St. John vs. Martin

Ringside report by Steve Cummings
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Mia St. John earned a 10-round unanimous decision over Christy Martin on Tuesday night at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA, taking the WBC female super welterweight title. St. John (47-11-2, 18 KO’s) regularly got off first and, surprisingly, traded blows in the middle of the ring with the power-punching Martin (49-7-3, 31 KO’s) in the exciting headliner of the Final Victory card. Roy Englebrecht promoted the five-bout card.

Official scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94, all for St. John. Fightnews.com scored it 96-94 for St. John . . . Click here for more



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fort Worth, Texas

One of DFW’s rising stars, super middleweight knockout artist Samuel Clarkson (5-0, 4KO), will headline former World Champion Paulie Ayala’s upcoming 13th annual Boxing at the Ballroom which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, on Friday, August 24th at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. With power in both hands, Clarkson wastes little time taking out his opponent, having stopped three of them in the 1st round and another in the 2nd round. The only fighter to go the distance with Clarkson was Thomas Falowo (7-1, 5KO) who was undefeated at the time and fighting in his backyard of Rhode Island. Clarkson won by split decision. Tough veteran Brandon Singleton (4-5, 2KO) will step in the ring with Clarkson. (more…)



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Garcia special guest of Phillies


WBC/WBA light welterweight world champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs), was a recent game honorary guest of his hometown Philadelphia Phillies. Garcia performed a boxing skit with the team mascot “The Phillies Phanatic.” Garcia signed autogrpahs and posed for pictures with the fans. “It is a great honor for me to attend this game as I have always rooted for the Phillies and now for the Phillies to support me in my career truly means a lot to me. I am very proud to come from Philadelphia. My ultimate dream would be to fight here to give back to my hometown fans and the city of Philadelphia,” said Garica at the game.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez on weight 30 days out


By Gabriel F. Cordero

Today at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed 133.1 pounds at his mandatory 30-day weigh-in in advance of his next defense against former WBO world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon on September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. “I feel good and am trying to do everything Nacho Beristain tells me to do. I feel very good and really want to get in the ring. After this fight will come difficult challenges and good fighters, so each stage of training is a new learning experience and will help me for these future fights,” said Gonzalez.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Espinoza signs Rodriguez

Boxing manager, Frank Espinoza, has just announced the signing of Greeley, Colorado based light-weight Robert Rodriguez (7-1, 3 KO’s) to a multi year contract. Rodriguez is best known for his third round knockout of the durable Fernando Carcamo which happened on August third. “I’m looking forward to knocking all my future opponents out,” said Rodriguez. “I’m excited to be a part of Frank’s stable. I want to be one his next world champions.”

“I like what I see in Robert,” stated Espinoza of the 22 year old who had over 200 bouts as an amateur. “He has a style that the fans will love. He’s very skilled and aggressive. ”

Rodriguez will be part of Espinoza’s growing stable that includes world champion Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce De Leon and several undefeated prospects including Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco, Abraham Lopez and Joet Gonzalez.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Bailey-Alexander lands in Vegas

IBF welterweight Champion Randall Bailey’s September 8th title defense against Devon Alexander has landed in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The co-feature is a WBC interim jr welterweight clash between Ajose Olusegun and Lucas Matthysse. Showtime will televise.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Abraham: I just have to win

Photo by Photo Wende

Arthur Abraham’s (34-3, 27 KOs) big night is getting closer. On August 25 he will take on the reigning WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) at the o2 World Berlin, Germany. After several setbacks in the past many experts believe that this could be his last chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a world champion in this division.

The 32-year-old is currently in Kienbaum, Germany to find the perfect setup for the fight night but took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions. (more…)



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Sillakh returns in Kiev

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Returning from his upset loss to Russian Denis Grachev, former NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl Sillakh (17-1, 14 KOs) returns to the ring on August 19 at the Club Sportlife in Kiev, Ukraine. Ismail is debuting as a cruiserweight and his opponent will be journeyman Igor Pylypenko (3-12, 0 KOs). In preparation for the fight, Sillakh trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. This will be the first fight for Sillakh in Ukraine. The fight will take place on the undercard of WBC International Silver cruiserweight champion Dmytro Kucher (17-0, 13 KOs) against former EBU (European) cruiserweight Jean Marc Monrose (25-5, 15 KOs).



August 15th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from the Philippines

Vincent Palicte 117.5 vs. Frederix Rodriguez 117
(WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight championship)
Adones Cabalquinto 141.5 vs. Jaypee Ignacio 141
Jerwin Ancajas 115.5 vs. John Paul Bautista 116
Aston Palicte 113.5 vs. Mark Joseph Costa 114
Joebert Alvarez 110 vs. Albert Alcoy 113.5
Jerson Luzarito 104 vs. Marzon Cabilla 105
Michael Dasmarinas 110.5 vs. Nelson Zabala 110
Carleans Rivas 111 vs. Christine Latube 110
Jessebelle Pagaduan 105.5 vs. Lady Love Sampiton 103
Eric Pansa 115.5 vs. Michael Bersaga 116.5

Venue: Mandaluyong City Gymnasium, Philippines
Promoter: Joven Sports Promotion
Television: GMA TV Network (Philippines)



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Barros ready for Salgado

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Diario Uno-Arg

Argentinian WBA former featherweight world champion Jonathan Barros already in Puebla, Mexico with his trainer Ricardo Bracamonte and his assistant Juan Carlos Azcurra. On Saturday Barros fights for the IBF super featherweight world title against current champ Juan Carlos Salgado at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in this city. “It will be a difficult bout. I’m fighting in a higher weight category than mine, but I hope to win the title. I learned a lot after having faced Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and I think those experiences have given me more confidence in my career. We’ve had a good preperation and whatever the result it’ll be a good fight….I want to be world champion. It’s a great challenge and I’m here for my family,” said Barros.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about September 1st showdown with WBA champion Felix Sturm. Geale demonstrated that he is in great shape after the interview when he had a solid ten round sparring session with Sakio Bika and Ben McCulloch that featured savage toe-to-toe exchanges that showed the IBF champion in outstanding form.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Abril to face Bogere?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is lightweight Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) could return on October 13 to defend his WBA crown against unbeaten Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) in Las Vegas. It would be April’s first fight since losing a controversial split decision against former champion Brandon Rios in April. The WBA officially announced that Abril would be allowed to keep his interim title, despite the loss to Rios, who didn’t make weight for the fight. Abril was later elevated to WBA regular champion. Previously it was thought that April would be defending against Gavin Rees, who is now being mentioned as a possible opponent for former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Five Undefeated Fighters Headline Fight Club OC

Five undefeated fighters, including 9-0 heavyweight Alex Flores, who is rated #37 in the world by the WBC, will step into the ring at this Thursday’s Fight Club OC in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The six bout card promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions may be the company’s best matched card of the year and some tickets still remain for the 7:30pm show. In one of the featured bouts of the night, top heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores will take is perfect 9-0 record with 7 knockouts into his toughest bout of his young career, when he meets 10-4 Las Vegas product Henry Namauu. Namauu who is a former football player at UNLV has scored 5 knockout wins, so this eight round bout should see fireworks. Flores, who just turned 22 years of age on August 9th, received a nice birthday present, as the latest WBC rating came out last week and he moved ahead of 2008 US Olympian Deontay Wilder and is now rated the 37th best heavyweight in the world. (more…)



August 15th, 2012

UFC

Saffiedine closing in on 170-pound gold

At the Team Quest gym in Temecula, California, where Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine is preparing for his Saturday bout against Roger Bowling with his organizational stablemates Ovince St. Preux and Keith Berry, as well as number one UFC light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson, the Brussels native has one important thing to say about himself and the aforementioned team . .. Click more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world super middleweight challenger Sakio Bika challenges former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green.



August 15th, 2012

Boxing Result

St. John defeats Martin, both retire

By Steve Cummings at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

In a clash of female ring legends, Mia St. John (46-11-2, 18 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Coal Miner’s Daughter Christy Martin (49-7-3, 31 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Table Mountain Casino on Friant, California. Mia, 45, was more than willing to brawl with Christy, 44, beating her to the punch and landing most the clean shots. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 97-93. St. John claimed the vacant WBC female super welterweight title with the win. After the fight, both ladies announced their retirement. More photos…



August 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Bryant to face Koval on Adamek-Walker undercard

Bryant Jennings, 14-0, 6 KOs, the hottest young heavyweight in the country, puts his unbeaten record and newly minted status as a ‘fighter to watch’ on the line when he faces hard-hitting Youngstown, OH native Chris Koval, on September 8th, 2012 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The fight can be seen on WeathTV and WealthTV.com as part of an important Saturday afternoon heavyweight triple-header that figures to help identify the next wave of world title challengers at the top of boxing’s food chain – the heavyweight division.

Although Tomasz Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, will have star billing on September 8th when he meets Travis Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, in the 12-round main event, many boxing eyes have been keenly focused on Jennings for the last seven months. Nicknamed “By By,” Jennings has made a real splash in his last three bouts, going from unknown Philadelphia upstart to world-ranked contender and USBA champion, scoring victories over Maurice Byarm, Sergei Liakhovich and Steve Collins during the impressive run. (more…)



August 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Dawson and Sharp in action Friday

By Brett Bonetti

Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (37-3 -1, 24 KOs) will defend his PABA Light Middleweight Title against Marco Tuhumury (9-9-1, 2 KOs) at the WA Italian Club, North Perth, Australia this Friday 17th August. Dawson has set his sights on another world title shot and has current WBA Light Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout in his sights. Also in action will be young prospect Luke “You Know This” Sharp (4-0) who will face Jeremy “The Anvil” Allan (8-10-2, 3 KOs) for the WA State Middleweight Title.

Dawson and Sharp were on the promotional trail today and dropped into Perth radio station 96FM with Mark “Smiley” Pascoe to play a couple of hits before heading to talkback radio station 882 6PR for an interview to discuss their fights on Friday night and thoughts on the future. Check out this link to listen to the full radio interview.



August 14th, 2012

Boxing News

OPBF 112lb champ Fuentes faces Lee

By Joe Koizumi

Japan-based Korean, OPBF mandatory challenger Myung-Ho Lee (15-1, 5 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the OPBF flyweight champ Rocky Fuentes (33-6-2, 20 KOs) in Cebu, Philippines on September 22. It was disclosed by ALA Promotions, presided by Antonio L. Aldeguer who has cultivated so many outstanding Filipino boxers such as Ala Villamor, Gerry Penalosa, Malcolm Tunacao, Donnie Nietes, etc. WBA#2 Fuentes was rumored to be eligible to participate in an elimination bout for the vacant throne provided that current titlist Hernan Marquez should renounce his belt, but nothing is certain at this moment. Fuentes, nicknamed Road Warrior, will be making his fifth defense of the regional belt since he dethroned Japan’s Masafumi Okubo via majority decision in 2010. Lee, an upright speedster, has been unbeaten since his sole defeat by Filipino Alfred Nagal on a second round knockout in 2006. It is good that Japanese or Japan-based boxers go and fight abroad to test their fists.



August 14th, 2012

UFC

UFC Gym BJ Penn Celebrates Hawaiian Debut with Official Grand Opening Expo on August 18th

UFC GYM®, the ultimate fitness destination that goes beyond the traditional workout, will celebrate the official grand opening of its much anticipated first signature club, UFC GYM BJ PENN. The gym whose ‘Train Different’ philosophy has already made waves on the mainland with multiple locations in CA, will host a grand opening event on Saturday, August 18th. BJ Penn, a Hawaii-native and two-division UFC® champion, will be on-site to kick things off as the brand looks to shake up the Hawaii fitness scene by combining the best of traditional fitness with the innovation of mixed martial arts. (more…)



August 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Krasniqi to face Sahin Aug 25

WBO #5 light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi (37-2, 13 KOs) will return August 25 against unbeaten former stablemate Serdar Sahin (20-0, 13 KOs) in a clash for the WBO International belt. In the main event, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz defends his belt against mandatory challenger Arthur Abraham. The bout replaces one featuring former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, who pulled out of a bout due to an elbow injury and needs surgery.



August 14th, 2012

Full Report

O’Connor Stops Soto in Four

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photogallery by Emily Harney

It was a starry, fair weathered historic night within the concourse of the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots this past Sunday as it played host to its first ever professional boxing card, a three bout event held immediately after the New England Revolution were defeated by the Montreal Impact 1-0 in a Major League Soccer matchup. In the main event of the evening, welterweight Danny O’Connor (18-1, 17KOs), fighting out of nearby Framingham, MA knocked Providence, RI veteran Eddie Soto (12-5, 4 KOs) down twice in their bout with the second being his last as Soto could not reach his feet before the count of ten at 1:09 of the fourth round. The three bout fight card was promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing. Click here for the full report and action-packed photogallery.



August 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Oquendo opponent named

Chicago’s WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion and WBA #14 rated “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will face Philadelphia veteran Robert “Big Philly” Hawkins (23-19, 7 KOs) in a stay-busy 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s latest “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” installment scheduled for this Saturday, August 18 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. “We’re looking to keep Fres active while we wait for another world-rated heavyweight to get in the ring with him,” said his promoter, Bobby Hitz. “We offered this fight to several top guys with good money on the table and none of them would step up.” (more…)



August 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Adonis Stevenson Update

“Adonis Stevenson injured his left hand in sparring last Friday,” said promoter Yvon Michel, President of Groupe Yvon Michel. “The next day he went to see a doctor who diagnosed a severe bruise and major swelling. Adonis was not able to close his hand and make a fist. Treatments were done in hopes of improvement but there was not enough progress and under the doctor’s advice it was decided to pull Adonis out of his fight [on Friday night against Don “Da Bomb” George].”

According to Michel, Stevenson is now in Montreal receiving treatment. The IBF super middleweight title eliminator will be rescheduled for early this fall. Fightnews.com has learned that an October 27 HBO date is being looked at.



August 14th, 2012




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