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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

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Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo off-TV results

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at ringside

Alberto Machado, (12-0, 10 KOs), got in some brief cardio against overmatched Tyrone Luckey, (8-5-2, 6 KOs), quickly disposing of Luckey at 2:44 of the first round in a scheduled six round lightweight bout. All the rabbit feet in the world weren’t going to help Luckey this night, as he went down two separate times in the first two minutes, the first time from a Machado left, then again from a left, right combination. Luckey was about to go down a third time as Machado pummeled him in the corner before the referee stepped in to halt the contest.

Undefeated junior bantamweights Jose Martinez and Oscar Mojica both fought gamely to preserve their unblemished record, but it was Puerto Rico’s Martinez, (16-0, 11 KOs), who was a shade better than Mexico’s Mojica, (8-1, 1 KO), earning an eight round unanimous decision victory with a 78-74 score from all three judges. Mojica came forward the entire fight, but Martinez was just slick enough to outland Mojica coming in, using both hands to effectively counter Mojica while avoiding any sustained exchanges with the determined Mexican.

Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (6-0, 3 KOs) won a four round unanimous decision over Juan Goode (6-3, 5 KO). A series of straight lefts by the southpaw Zhilei connected solidly on Goode busting his nose. However in the fourth round, Goode dropped the taller Zhilei with a right. Zhilei got up and managed to survive to the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 38-37.

In the opening bout from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Hector Tanajara Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) made quick work of Jose Naranjo (3-2-1, 1 KO) in a scheduled four round lightweight bout. A right to the body by Tanajara dropped Naranjo as referee Russell Mora reached a ten count at 2:10 of the first round.



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Ndou: Cotto will defeat Canelo

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world champion Lovemore Ndou, who has faced both Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez in the ring, says Cotto will win tonight’s super fight in Las Vegas.

“It’s an even fight, but I’m leaning a bit towards Cotto because of his experience and toughness,” said Ndou. “He hits harder than Canelo and knows how to slowly break a fighter down. Canelo is yet to be tested against a real tough fighter. He has so far beaten up weight-drained fighters or smaller fighters and most of them towards the end of their careers including myself. He was exposed so badly by Mayweather he looked like an amateur.”



November 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Crolla KOs Perez in 5 to win WBA lightweight title

In a direct rematch, hometown challenger Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round knockout to dethrone WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-2-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

After battling to a draw with Perez in July, Crolla was aggressive from the beginning. A left hook to the body finished the champ, who was counted out by referee Terry O’Connor. Time was 2:30.



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham beats Murray by split decision

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs) won a split decision over Martin Murray (32-3-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. Murray outworked Abraham early, the the champ came back in the middle rounds. Murray was warned for excessive holding. Murray rocked Abraham in round eight, but Abraham came back strong late in the round. Murray was deducted a point for holding in round eleven. Most of the heavy shots came from Abraham. Scores were 115-112, 116-111 Abraham, 115-112 Murray. It was the fourth time Murray has challenged unsuccessfully for a world title.

Next up for Abraham could be undefeated IBF/WBO #1, WBC/WBA #2 rated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs).



November 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Sergei Kovalev Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla

WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergei Kovalev held court today in Las Vegas.

Sergei Kovalev: “I am disappointed. It’s hard for me to find a new opponent, but we fight anyone who is available. It was an offer from his (Pascal) team. They thought the fight was stopped early. So I want to put a period to that. He has a new coach and he is trying to get better.”

“I trained in Oxnard for my last fight. I will probably train on the East (Coast) for this fight, since the fight is in Canada and cold.”

“My goal is to win all four belts. We are doing everything for this…I am ready for Stevenson but he never accepted the fight…Ward is a good person and boxer. My goal is to beat him.”

Kathy Duva: “Sergei’s next fight will be January 30 in Montreal. A rematch with Jean Pascal…Main Events is proud to announce that Sergei has made a new deal with us. We are really happy he will be with us a very long time.”



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

De Alba holds off Lule, wins in South Philly

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Reading, PA junior lightweight Frank De Alba, 17-1-2, 6 KOs, held off the relentless challenge of Floridian Jesus Lule, 7-15-1, 1 KO, to take a six-round unanimous decision in the main event, at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Friday night. De Alba was the more skilled boxer throughout, but Lule brought plenty of fight to the bout.

The southpaw got off to a quick start, but Lule kept the action competitive by always firing back after one of De Alba’s punches speared him to the head or body. By the mid-point of the fight, Lule’s engine was fully revved, and he did his best to turn the fight around. The underdog had his moments, but De Alba stayed in control. (more…)



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wlad spars with Vitali

Current WBA (super), IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko needs tall sparring partners to help him prepare for unbeaten 6’9 challenger Tyson Fury next week. He found a good one in his big brother, former heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko. Heavyweight Malik Scott, also in Wlad’s camp, posted an image on Instagram.

No, the 44-year-old Vitali isn’t planning a comeback. He was just re-elected this week as Mayor of Kiev. Actually, as a WBC champion emeritus, Vitali would automatically get a shot at current WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder if he did come back.

Speaking of Wilder, he is rumored to next be facing Wlad’s IBF mandatory, IBF #1 rated “Czar” Glazkov on January 16 in Brooklyn. Nothing official.

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November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Ray Wheatley

Miguel Cotto was asked recently who he regarded was his toughest opponent. Cotto said, ‘I have to go back to 2004 against African fighter Lovemore Ndou.’ What are your thoughts on this massive compliment from one of the best boxers in the world?

I feel honoured to hear that coming from Miguel Cotto, who is one of the best fighters out there. He has proved himself many times holding world titles at super lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight and now middleweight. To hear that is an honor and apart from that, the guy has been in the ring with some monsters including Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. (more…)



November 21st, 2015

UFC

Ricardo Lamas: The Future Is Now

Whenever people join the workforce, the mindset is generally the same whether you’re in finance, filmmaking or fighting: go to work, put some money in the bank and build for the future, often with an eye towards having a family and setting your future children up so they don’t have to work as hard as you do once they get older . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Galeano outpounts Cameron for NY title

On Friday evening, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returned to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, for the latest installment of the popular series. In the main event, the Bronx’s Chris “Golden” Galeano (10-0, 1 KO) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Brooklyn’s Shawn “Killa” Cameron (10-1, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant New York State middleweight title. (more…)



November 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez, Rodriguez victorious

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated IBF/WBO #1, WBC/WBA #2 rated super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs) cruised to a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Gevorg Khatchikian, (23-2, 11 KOs), in the main event of truTV’s MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout series at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Scores for the bout were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90. Khatchikian was able to hang with Ramirez early on, landing hard counter right hands that rocked Ramirez in each of the first three rounds. But Ramirez’s class began to show as the fight progressed, with Ramirez consistently punishing Khatchikian to the body and eventually reducing the Dutchman to hit and run attacks as Khatchikian switched to survival mode. With the victory Ramirez retained his WBO International super middleweight title.

Hard-hitting lightweight Saul “Kid Dinamita” Rodriguez, Jr., (19-0-1, 14 KOs), lived up to his nickname, blasting out another well-regarded prospect, Ivan Najera, (16-2, 8 KOs), just over two minutes into a scheduled ten round bout. Rodriguez got the better of Najera from the get-go, landing the harder punches and causing early swelling to Najera’s left eye. A beautiful right hook to the body, left hook to the head combination dropped Najera hard later in the first round. Najera never really fully recovered even though he beat the count, with the end coming moments later courtesy of a right, left, right combination that sent Najera back to the canvas and prompted referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight at 2:06 of the opening stanza. (more…)



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Diego de la Hoya still unbeaten

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan-Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Undefeated super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, won an eight round unanimous decision over Giovanni “Lloviznas” Delgado (15-4, 9 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in the scheduled eight-round super bantamweight main event Friday night at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. De La Hoya was slick as he boxed and outworked Delgado in the early part of the fight. De La Hoya began to pick it up late, fighting more aggressively and landing solid right hands. It was a tough win for De La Hoya as Delgado was not going away easy. All three judges scores the fight 79-73.

Starting off the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry weekend, Mexican welterweight Alan Sanchez (17-3-1, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over previously unbeaten Puerto Rican John Karl Sosa (13-1, 6 KOs). The slick Sosa boxed while Sanchez stalked him. Finally Sanchez landed a huge right hand that dropped Sosa. He staggered when he got up and Sanchez continued to attack sending Sosa to the canvas a second time. An uppercut finished it putting Sosa down for the third time. Referee Vic Drackulich stopped the fight at 2:14 of round six.

Mexican featherweight Horacio “Violento” Garcia (30-1, 21 KOs) scored a second round stoppage over Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (24-14, 18 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bout in opening up the Estrella TV telecast. Garcia landed a backed Hidalgo to the ropes landing a barrage of punches forcing referee Russell Mora to stop the fight at 1:03 of round two. (more…)



November 20th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Monterrey at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Kelvin Gastelum and the featherweight bout between Ricardo Lamas and Diego Sanchez, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Kelvin Gastelum (171) VS Neil Magny (171)
Diego Sanchez (145) VS Ricardo Lamas (146)
Henry Cejudo (126) VS Jussier Formiga (126)

TUF LATAM Welterweight Final
Enrique Marin (170) vs. Erick Montano (169)

TUF LATAM Lightweight Final
Enrique Barzola (155) vs. Horacio Gutierrez (154)

Leandro Silva (155) VS Efrain Escudero (156)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Taylor Lapilus (136) VS Erik Perez (136)
Bartosz Fabinski (170) VS Hector Urbina (171)
Scott Jorgensen (135.5) VS Alejandro Perez (135.5)
Andre Fili (145) VS Gabriel Benitez (145)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Vernon Ramos (170) vs. Alvaro Herrera (171)
Polo Reyes (155) vs. Cesar Arzamendia (155)
Michel Prazeres (156) VS Valmir Lazaro (155)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto, Alvarez make weight

By Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett at the scale
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC

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PPV Fights:
Miguel Cotto 153.5 vs. Canelo Alvarez 155
(WBC middleweight title)

Takashi Miura 130 vs. Francisco Vargas 129.5
(WBC super featherweight title)
Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 vs. Drian Francisco 121
Jayson Velez 125.5 vs. Ronny Rios 125.5

Live Stream Fights:
FIGHT CANCELLED: Randy Caballero 123.5 vs. Lee Haskins 117.5
(IBF bantamweight title)
Caballero was 5.5 pounds heavy and lost his title on the scale. Haskins, the IBF interim titleholder, will now be elevated to the full world title.

Zhilei Zhang 264.5 vs. Juan Goode 244
Alberto Machado 130.5 vs. Tyrone Luckey 128.5
Jose Martinez 114.5 vs. Oscar Mojica 114.5
Hector Tanajara 131.5 vs. Jose Naranjao 128

Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: Roc Nation/Golden Boy
TV: PPV

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November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Live Stream: Cotto vs. Canelo Official Weigh-In



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Lewiston, Maine

Brandon Berry 150.0 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 150.7
Zenon Herrera 152.3 vs. Tollison Lewis 155.8
Josh Parker 135.5 vs. Elias Leland 135.2
Brandon Ali Garvin 117.1 vs. Ernesto Ornelas 121.1

Venue: Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine
Promoter: New England Fights (NEF)



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham, Murray make weight

In a loud and chaotic scene, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and challenger Martin Murray were both inside the super middleweight limit in advance of their clash tomorrow night. Abraham weighed 168 even, Murray weighed 166.25.

Venue: Tui Arena, Hannover, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland
TV: AWE



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez, Crolla make weight

Darleys Perez 134 vs. Anthony Crolla 134
(WBA lightweight title)

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: AWE



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Haskins ready to shed interim status

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy


IBF interim bantamweight champion Lee Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs) faces reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero in Las Vegas on Saturday night and knows that victory will finally give him the right to call himself world champion. “I have to beat Randy Caballero to become a true world champion,” said Haskins. “I’m now one of the best in the division. That was proven against Iwasa. But I don’t believe I’m a legitimate world champion yet.

“There are a few other British ‘world champions’ in a similar position – either interim champions or regular champions – and they are happy to pretend they are the real deal. But that’s not me. I’ll beat Randy Caballero on Saturday night and then call myself world champion.” (more…)



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Bastardo stuns Gonzalez in Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

Unheralded junior middleweight Geyson Bastardo (10-0, 7 KOs) caused a something of a stir among Dominican boxing fans Thursday night by scoring a spectacular third round knockout of much more experienced and renown Euri Gonzalez (24-4-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBA Fedecaribe title. Gonzalez, a boxer who had gone eleven tough rounds with Canelo Alvarez, seemed to be in control in the first two rounds, backing his younger opponent with combinations to the body and the head. Bastardo however was just biding his time and waiting for an opening which he found in the third round, unleashing a beautiful textbook uppercut that sent Gonzalez crashing to the canvas for the full count. One will certainly have to keep an eye on the up and coming Bastardo. (more…)



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Title fight looms ahead for Ronny Rios

By Hesiquio Balderas
Photos: Hesiquio Balderas

Featherweight Ronny Rios (24-1, 10 KOs) is a quiet man. His interviews are very short. Like every contender at this tender stage of his career he wants to conquer the world. The first step toward his goal comes Saturday as he faces undefeated Puerto Rican Jayson Velez (23-0-1, 16 KOs) for the WBC Silver featherweight title.

At today’s undercard press conference, Fightnews.com® talked to Rios about his imminent title shot if he wins Next Saturday.

“I’m ready. I feel that we had a great training camp for this fight. We had no distractions and I just want to fight on Saturday night. I don’t like to talk too much. I just want to let my work inside the ring do the talking. I know that being in this kind of event is a privilege and you’ll see my best performance to date,” stated a very confident Rios. (more…)



November 20th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Monterrey 2015 Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Mexico this weekend for its first ever show in Monterrey, with a welterweight main event as well as the finals of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Frampton vs. Quigg revs up

Carl Frampton talks about his inspiration

Joe Calzaghe never tempted by a comeback



November 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo’s Trainer: Roach has gone too far but we are ready to make history

Report/Photo: Hesiquio Balderas

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez trainer Eddy Reynoso, has been respectful with Freddie Roach, but you can see his facial expression changing when he heard that Freddie slammed Canelo’s defense and skill level. Reynoso, known as a straight up, tell-it-like-it-is guy, had a few words to say about his counterpart.

“Freddie is a great trainer, but I don’t know what’s wrong with him lately. He says he analyzed Saul’s style and that he has major flaws in his defense, but he said the same thing about Mayweather when Floyd fought Pacquiao and looked what happened. I don’t think he has studied Saul very much because Saul is faster, stronger and has the movement. At this point in time he has better reflexes than Cotto, so I don’t know what he’s talking about, but we’ll see on Saturday night,” said the trainer of the former two-time super welterweight champion.

Reynoso knows that this fight is going to be a tough one, but he has the confidence that they worked hard enough to capture the WBC 160-pound world title.

Edison went on to have a few harsh words about Cotto also. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

truTV Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Gilberto Ramirez 167.5 vs. Gevorg Khatchikian
(WBO International super middleweight title)

Saul Rodriguez 131 vs. Ivan Najera 134.6
Casey Ramos 132 vs. Adones Aguelo 132
Konstantin Ponomarev 150 vs. Ramses Agaton 147.8
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 174.5 vs. Cleiton Conceicao 176.5
Toka Kahn Clary 126.5 vs. Sergio López 132.2

Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: truTV

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November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Estrella TV Weights from Las Vegas

Diego de la Hoya 123.6 vs. Giovanni Delgado 123.4
John Karl Sosa 146.4 vs. Alan Sanchez 146.4
Horacio Garcia 123.4 vs. Raul Hidalgo 123.4
Roy Tapia 122 vs. Erik Ruiz 121.4
Jason Quigley 161.2 vs. Marchristopher Adkins 161
Francisco Esparza 128 vs. Jose Rodriguez 126.2

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Frank De Alba 131 vs. Jesus Lule 129
Scott Keller 136.6 vs. Jack Grady 140
Antowyan Aikens 167.3 vs. Tahir Thomas 166.5
Daryl Bunting 169 vs. Ryan Bivins 165.8
Christopher Brooker 171 vs. Edgar Perez 175
Hafiz Montgomery 206.4 vs. Devon Mosley 206.7
Tyrell Colston 187.3 vs. Hector Perez 194.1
Ely Mendez 125.5 vs. Derrick Bivins 125.1
Corley Morley 284 vs. Brian Donahue 204

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: King’s Promotions
Tickets: $100, $75 and $50, 1st Bell: 7:00 PM



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux to 122lb champions: BEWARE

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy


Former WBA and WBO super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux spoke about his comeback fight against Drian Francisco on Saturday night’s Cotto-Canrlo PPV, his signing with Roc Nation, and his desire to get his titles back after being stripped for inactivity.

“To the rest of the super bantamweights out there with belts, beware because I am coming for them,” said Rigondeaux. “I’m coming for all the belts and I am going to destroy them all. I am the real champion. And everyone knows it. If you want to step in the ring with me, to prove it, let’s do it. It’s up to the fans to demand it from their champion to step up and get in the ring with me. They can run, but they can’t hide. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo, Donaire Las Vegas Workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated Top-Five world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, and former five-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, visited the Top Rank boxing gym for the Las Vegas Media Workouts on Thursday morning.

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November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Zeuge ruled out of Gutknecht clash with illness

Illness has forced Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) to withdraw from his fight with Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. The super middleweights were scheduled to contest the IBF International and WBO Intercontinental titles, but as Zeuge’s coach Karsten Roewer reveals, the 23-year-old has contracted a viral infection that has left him unable compete.

“Tyron is currently in bed suffering from flu-like symptoms,” said Roewer. “It would make no sense for me allow him to fight in this condition. Although it is unfortunate for the fighters and the fans, my boxer’s health must come first.”

Gutknecht’s new opponent is Arman Torosyan.



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach: Canelo’s defense terrible, he’s like a robot

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach continues to be the most quotable participant in the leadup to Cotto-Canelo. The Hall of Fame trainer sounds very optimistic that his fighter will overcome the 3:1 odds against him Saturday night against Canelo Alvarez.

“Miguel is stronger. His condition is great…I would love for Miguel to win this fight by knockout, call out Mayweather and then end his career. Miguel always tells me that if he had me in his corner when he fought Mayweather he would have knocked him out. He tells me that story all the time. I think Miguel could pull off the strategy I have to beat Mayweather. I think that would be a good fight for him. I think I could put Miguel in a very aggressive mode.

“We are going to box a lot in this fight. We’re not just going out there looking for a knockout. I don’t want him doing that. I want him using his foot speed and his angles. He’s a more complete fighter now than ever.

“Canelo’s defense is terrible. He follows you wherever you go. He’s like a robot. If you use angles on him, he will be lost. He cannot make adjustments well.

“We need a fight like this. It’s great for the sport.”



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Ponomarev added to Cosmopolitan LV card

World ranked and undefeated welterweight contender Konstantin “Talant” Ponomarev, (28-0, 13KOs), will battle Ramses Agaton, (17-2-3-, 9KOs) of Distrito Federal, Mexico in a scheduled ten round battle at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas tomorrow, Friday, November 20.

Presented by Top Rank and Ural Boxing Promotions, the Ponomarev/Agosto clash headlines the off-TV undercard to the Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez — Gevorg Khatchikian super middleweight title clash which will be telecast live on TheMetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Doors open at 4:00pm PT with the first bell at 4:30pm PT. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

WV2 returns Dec 5 on HBO Latino

Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions have announced their next co-promotion as part of the HBO Latino Boxing series. On Saturday, Dec. 5, former WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-1-5, 19 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico will take on undefeated Rafael Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in a ten-round featherweight showdown from the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall in Kissimmee, Florida televised live on HBO Latino beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

In the televised co-feature, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs) will take on Steve Claggett (23-1-3, 16 KOs) in a ten-round welterweight bout. Opening the HBO Latino telecast will be a ten-round light heavyweight tilt featuring Colombian slugger Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs) which is presented in association with Camponovo Sports and Gary Shaw Productions. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach: Canelo makes a lot of mistakes

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


“Miguel trains with all he has,” says Freddie Roach, Hall of Fame trainer of Miguel Cotto. “We’re in the gym every morning at 5:00 a.m. for conditioning work and that lasts for three hours. Then at 1:00 p.m. we have our boxing workout. We work really hard every day.

“Before I go to sleep every night, I run through my thoughts, and make sure I have everything covered. There’s not one aspect of the fight that I don’t think about. We cover all our bases. And we’re 100 percent ready for this opponent. Canelo makes a lot of mistakes. And we’re really going to take advantage of those mistakes. He has youth on his side. But that’s not going to be enough to beat us.

“Miguel is bigger than the belt,” he added.



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuadras ready to defend in Japan

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (33-0-1, 26 KOs) is training with Rudy Hernandez in Maywood, California, putting the final touches on his preparations for his defense against Japanese challenger Koki Eto (17-3-1, 13 KOs) on November 28 at the Xebio Arena in Sendai, Japan.

“I know I have to go looking for the knockout, but I don’t fear a hometown decision,” said Cuadras. “I’m looking to unify my title and what better way than to have your arm raised after beating a great fighter in his own house.” (more…)



November 19th, 2015




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