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McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female flyweight "Mighty" Melissa McMorrow (9-5, 1 KO) dethroned previously unbeaten WBO champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6 KOs) by ten ...

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Nava stops Gomez in six

Nava stops Gomez in six

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBC/WBA female super bantamweight champion Jackie "Princesa Azteca" Nava (32-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mayra "La ...

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Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat WBC#3/WBA#2/IBF#6/WBO#15 Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (18-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, quickly kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

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Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

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Boxing News

Jackson returns, looking for redemption and revenge

Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, junior middleweight John “Dah Rock” Jackson (18-2, 15 KOs) will return to action on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Quorum Córdoba Hotel in Cordoba, Argentina, against hometown veteran Carlos Adan “El Malevo” Jerez (40-17-3, 18 KOs). Jackson-Jerez will serve as one of the main supporting bouts for a night of boxing headlined by Carolina Marcela Gutierrez (22-4-1, 13 KOs) taking on Yulihan Luna Avila (11-2, 1 KO) for the vacant IBF World female super bantamweight title.

25-year-old Jackson says his fight against Jerez will serve two purposes: First, Jerez was the first fighter to pin a loss on his cousin, Samuel Rogers and so some family-style revenge is on the menu. Secondly, this will be Jackson’s first fight since his shock KO loss to Ireland’s Andy Lee last June at Madison Square Garden.



October 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Marco Antonio Rubio: I will give it and leave it all in the ring

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins/Hoganphotos, K2 Promotions

WBC interim champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) of Coahuila, Torreon, Mexico is ready for his showdown with undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) of Kazakhstan taking place this Saturday at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Fightnews.com caught up with the champion Rubio at the Manhattan Beach Marriot in Manhattan Beach, California.

“The time is here. We are fighting the best middleweight pound for pound,” Rubio told Fightnews.com. “I am happy for this opportunity fighting in LA on this card. Winning this fight will benefit me.”

Rubio had a solid training camp in Oxnard, California with his trainer Robert Garcia preparing a total of eight weeks. Under trainer Robert Garcia, Rubio has won four straight bouts and shown slight improvement in boxing more as Rubio’s style has always been to pressure and come forward.

“Robert and I had a great camp. We worked for eight weeks on a lot of details and learning to box more. I was more of brawler but Robert has taught me to be more patient. This is my fifth fight with Robert and the things he does with his fighters are very different from other trainers, he likes to take care of his fighters and prepare them to be at their best,” Rubio commented. (more…)



October 17th, 2014

UFC

Fathom Events & UFC to bring UFC 180 to theaters

The UFC® returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT, as Fathom Events and the UFC® bring UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM, the UFC’s first-ever event in Mexico, to the big screen. Fans will have a front-row Octagon® view of all the action when heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in the five-round main event on November 15. Broadcast live from the sold-out Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, audiences will witness the culmination of 12 weeks of rivalry and competition built up between these two heavyweight coaches on The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America, the UFC’s famed reality television series . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin-Rubio Final Presser Report

By Rocky Morales
Photo: Gene Blevins/Hoganphotos, K2 Promotions

The Manhattan Beach Marriott played host to the final press conference for “Mexican Style”, the middleweight showdown between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio. Golovkin will be defending his WBA and IBO middleweight world titles against Rubio, the WBC interim middleweight champion. Golovkin (30-0, 27KO) has stayed busy in 2014 and will be defending his titles for the third time in just the past 8.5 months against the solid Rubio (59-6, 53KO) who has won six in a row and whose only loss in his last 17 bouts was a decision loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Golovkin will enter the fight as the world champion with the highest knockout percentage, 90%, and has knocked out his most recent 17 opponents in a row.

In Golovkin’s most recent fight, just 12 weeks ago, a title defense against former IBF middleweight champion, Daniel Geale, Golovkin was able to walk right through Gaele and destroy him inside of three rounds. Meanwhile, in what was his third attempt at a world title, Rubio finally won a world title in his 66th career bout, with a tenth round knockout of Italian contender, Domenico Spado, to earn the WBC interim middleweight championship.

This fight will mark the west coast debut for Golovkin whose only other five fights on American soil were all on the east coast. Nevertheless, tickets reportedly sold out a month ago for this fight and it will be the largest attendance ever at the Carson Stub Hub Center to see a fight. (more…)



October 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing retuns to Hobbs, NM on Oct. 25

Photo: Isidro Castillo

Photo: Isidro Castillo


By David Finger

Boxing returns to Hobbs New Mexico next weekend as local prospect Edgar Zubia (4-2-1, 3 KOs) takes on takes on Jose “Shorty” Salinas (5-1, 3 KOs) from Las Cruces, New Mexico. The six round junior welterweight fight is one of the toughest of Zubia’s career and is very much a “must win” fight for the Hobbs native. With two losses in seven fights, Zubia’s hopes to emerge as a legitimate national prospect very much hinge on this fight. Salinas, who also has aspirations to emerge as a world class prospect, is also looking to bounce back from his only professional loss: a tough fifth round TKO to undefeated El Paso native Oscar Valenzuela. Despite the loss, many boxing insiders regard Salinas as a legitimate prospect nonetheless. However a loss to Zubia would all but end the talk of Salinas as a serious prospect, something that the Las Cruces native is keenly aware of. (more…)



October 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Froch in the news: Froch wants to fight in Vegas, would like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. More . . . . Froch gets Nottingham Freeman honor. More

Kid Galahad still wants a showdown with Carl Frampton or Scott Quigg. More

Steve Cunningham stays hungry, fights for daughter’s ailment. More

Manny Pacquiao to spar before PBA debut. More



October 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin: What’s Mexican Style? It’s hard work, a true fight – not dancing

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“One of the reasons why Gennady is promising his fans a great show on Saturday, is because he co-promotes as GGG Promotions. He made it clear to everybody that he wanted a great show,” said Abel Sanchez in a Fightnews.com interview. “What is a Mexican Style for me? It’s hard work, close distance, timing, power and strategy. It’s not dancing. Just fight, a true fight,” stated Golovkin. The Golovkin-Rubio WBA/IBO middleweight title fight and Donaire-Walters WBA featherweight bout from sold out StubHub Center in Carson, CA will be televised live on HBO, starting at 10 PM ET/PT.



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri to train at The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Beginning October 19, undefeated light welterweight world champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, New York, on Long Island, will begin training at The Palazzo for his upcoming fight against defending WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Algieri will train in a custom gym at The Palazzo through November 13 and is giving boxing fans the ultimate opportunity – the chance to watch training sessions. “The Palazzo has rolled out the red carpet for me,” said Algieri. “From the custom training room to the accommodations, I feel completely at home here and I know this training camp will prepare me for the upcoming bout against [Manny] Pacquaio at The Venetian Macao on November 22.”

On Tuesday nights while Algieri is training The Palazzo, fans will be able to hear how training is going when he speaks with The Palazzo’s very own Ken Thomson on Yahoo! Sports Radio from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The broadcast is live from Lagasse’s Stadium, giving fans an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Algieri outside of training.

On Saturdays fans will get an inside look when the doors to Algieri’s training camp are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will be the only resorts on the Las Vegas Strip broadcasting the fight live. With a viewing party in the Palazzo Ballroom, as well as Lagasse’s Stadium – The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the only place for fight fans to be on November 22. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to Venetian.com or call the box office at 866-641-7469.



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Golovkin-Rubio presser

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions

WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (Left) and WBC Interim Middleweight Champion Marco Antonio Rubio (Right) pose in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 2014 at the press conference for their October 18, 2014 fight at Stub Hub Center in Carson, California and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

VIDEO: Golovkin-Rubio face off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Golovkin and Rubio face off during today’s press conference in LA



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Donaire-Walters final presser

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBA Super World Featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and WBA Regular World Featherweight champion Nicholas Walters of Jamaica pose at the final press conference Thursday for their upcoming WBA title unification bout, Saturday Oct. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson,Calif. on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Promoted by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions and Promociones Del Pueblo while Donaire vs. Walters is presented by Top Rank.

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October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Telemundo weights from Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes

Edgar Ortega 147 Vs. Pablo Munguia 147
(10 Rounds WBO Latin Welterweight Title)

Francisco Avila 124 Vs. Edwin Palomares 125
Antonio Moran 134 Vs. Adrian Rodriguez 135
Giovanny Andrade 111 Vs. Daniel Garcia 111
Sergio Fabian 132 Vs. Hugo Ledezma 133
Carlos Chavarria 160 Vs. Israel Ramirez 159
Luis Vidales 148 Vs. Hugo Pacheco 152

Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo , Mexico DF
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing Inc. in association with Producciones Deportivas & RB Producciones
TV: Telemundo 11:35 PM (US) Claro Sports (Latin America)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx or at the door
First fight: 8PM

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October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Cunningham-Visinia Presser Quotes

Photos: Larry Levanti/Main Events

Kathy Duva, Main Events’ CEO: This is our 21st show in the series which will end with its 22nd show on NBCSN on November 8. It has been the greatest privilege of my life putting on a series like this. We got to build stars. We started building stars from the very beginning. It is fitting that it is going to end on the same day that Sergey Kovalev is fighting in the biggest fight of the year. Steve was already a world champion but we got the opportunity to introduce him to the United States because he fought mainly overseas. This is the last show I am going to be at for this series. I am not going to be able to attend the last fight of the series because I will be at the Kovalev fight. It feels like high school graduation. It is bitter sweet and sad, but I am also excited about what is going to come ahead. I am also very proud of everyone who has worked on this series. This fight is no doubt going to live up to expectations. In his last fight, Steve put on the best fight of the series. It was about as perfect as you can get. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Jojo Diaz, Ramirez, Golden Kid & Taishan back in action

The Thursday, November 13 edition of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, will feature super bantamweight 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (12-0, 8 KOs), featherweight Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez (12-0, 7 KOs) a great nephew of the late former world champion Genaro Hernandez, super bantamweight Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya (7-0, 5 KOs) the cousin of “The Golden Boy” himself Oscar De La Hoya, and seven-foot Chinese heavyweight Taishan (1-0, 1 KO) in separate bouts. Opponents for Diaz, Ramirez, De La Hoya and Taishan will be announced shortly.



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Hall: I’m a man, Caballero’s a boy

Older by 10 years and with three world title fights under his belt, former IBF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall is unequivocal about his clash with unbeaten American Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant title in Monte Carlo next weekend. “I’m a man, he’s a boy. A man beats a boy every time,” proclaimed Hall, who has been away from home for eight weeks making his young daughter cry. “I blame Caballero – and he’s going to pay,” said Hall.

He respects what Caballero (24) has to offer, but says that he doesn’t see anything to really concern him. As for being a betting underdog, he laughs it off: “That’s been the case most of my career, it means nothing. When I fought Vusi Malinga for the title he was also the favorite. It’s fair play . . . more money for me to win.” (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F Cordero

Four-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, 41, expects to decide whether or not to continue his career in boxing in the coming months. “I’m starting to train to see how I feel physically,” said Marquez. “Between October and December I hope to solve my future and if I feel good in January, I’ll be taking a decision on my future.” Marquez last fought on May 17, when he beat Mike Alvarado by unanimous decision over twelve rounds. Sources close to Marquez indicate that his physical situation is the most important factor and another fight or two has been discussed, maybe even a farewell fight in Mexico.



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Welliver: I’ll shatter Browne’s world title dream

Heavyweight Chauncy Welliver (55-8-2, 22 KOs) says he’ll shatter the hopes of Lucas Browne (21-0, 18 KOs) boxing for a world title and re-establish himself on the global stage when they meet next month. The New Zealand-based American, 31, was himself once ranked in the WBC’s top five ranked heavyweights and feels the November 12 fight is a chance to kick start his title hopes. If experience counts for anything, Welliver will be at a huge advantage. The “Hillyard Hammer” has been a professional for over 13 years and has had 68 fights, while unbeaten Browne has been in just 21 paid bouts.

“This is the perfect fight for me to get my career back on track. Lucas Browne is on a roll but I’m going to derail his train,” Welliver said. “I think Lucas Browne is a very good prospect, but he’s just that, a prospect. I think my experience will be too much. I was injured my last fight, but I’m fully healthy now and will win this fight. I think style wise, you’ll see fireworks. He’s stronger, but I believe I’m more durable. The early rounds will dictate how this fight goes so I’ve got to set a fast pace. I’ll take him into the later rounds and see if he sinks or swims. I’m going to use my boxing skills to confuse him and out point him and get my name back up the top of the heavyweight ratings. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Katsidis: I’ll prove I have a lot more to give

Former two-time WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis says he’ll prove he can still be a force in the lightweight division when he takes on Tommy Coyle for the IBF International title at the Ice Arena in Hull on October 25. The Australian secured a pair of wins earlier in the year in his hometown of Queensland, a third round stoppage in March before a shutout twelve round win over old World title foe Graham Earl in July. The 34-year-old has left no stone unturned in his preparations for Coyle, landing in the UK in September and teaming up with former British champion Maurice Core in Manchester. ‘The Great’ has faced questions over how much he has left in the tank but he insists he’ll answer the critics in style. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Former WBO champ Barrios sentenced to prison

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former WBO super featherweight world champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios of Argentina has been sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for hit-and-run automobile accident in 2010 that caused the death of a young pregnant woman. As reported by the Argentinian newspaper Olé, the Court of Appeals has ordered the penalty enforcement, so Barrios will be taken into custody in the coming days. He will also be ineligible to drive for the next seven years. Barrios was driving his truck using his cell phone when he crashed into another vehicle killing 20-year-old Yamila Gonzalez, who was six months pregnant. Barrios then tried to escape the scene of the accident.



October 16th, 2014

Announcement

28th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony Dec. 14 in New York

The 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:00 p.m. ET), December 14 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. International ring announcer Dave Diamante will serve as master of ceremonies. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz, Pianeta media day

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke

Super middleweight Robert Stieglitz, heavyweight Francesco Pianeta and SES head trainer Dirk Dzemski held a media day from their training camp at the ‘Strandhotel Fischland’ in Dierhagen, Germany. Journalists, photographers and TV crews enjoyed “Sturm-free” weather at the Baltic Sea resort.

Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) will face Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) in a clash of former wornld champions on November 8 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. On the same card, Pianeta (30-1-1, 17 KOs) will take on Ivica Bacurin (18-6-1, 8 KOs). photos



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin-Rubio look ready at Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions

Undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) and WBC interim champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) of Coahuila, Torreon, Mexico are two days away from their showdown taking place this Saturday at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Fightnews.com caught up with the the two fighters held separate workouts Wednesday afternoon at the 220 Boxing Academy in Santa Monica, California.

“This is my first fight in LA, my first fight in California in a very famous stadium,” Golovkin told Fightnews.com “Right now Rubio is the best name for me so far, he is the biggest test for me. He is a very good fighter, he’s a champion, a tough Mexican, a smart boxer and fighter with a lot of fights,” Golovkin said about Rubio.

“The time is here we are fighting the best middleweight pound for pound,” Rubio told us. “We have seen him fight, we still haven’t seen any flaws. We have experience, we’ll look to break him down and find those flaws in the ring.” (more…)



October 16th, 2014

UFC

Overeem grateful for quick return against Struve

No sooner had Alistair Overeem lost to Ben Rothwell in early September did the speculation about his future begin.

For the third time in four outings, the Dutch heavyweight was on the wrong side of a knockout finish, leaving him with a 2-3 mark through his first five appearances in the Octagon. Though he hasn’t had the impact many anticipated following his high-profile move to the UFC and first-round destruction of Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, the organization quickly silenced any chatter about his future by making it clear they would not be releasing the former Strikeforce champion . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 179: ALDO VS. MENDES is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, October 25 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Parker defeats Williams to stay unbeaten

Photos: Dave Cameron

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Joseph Parker (11-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Sherman “Tank” Williams (36-14-2, 19 KOs) on Thursday night at the Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The 22-year-old Parker outboxed and outpunched the 42-year-old Williams, but was unable to get an early stoppage. The “Tank” has been stopped only once in his 52 fight career (15 years ago by Robert Davis). Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 97-94. With the victory, Parker successfully defended his WBA PABA and WBO Oriental belts.

In a “Corporate Rules” heavyweight bout, 310lb David “Brown Buttabean” Letele (4-3) stopped 303lb John Lomu (2-1) in round two.

In a clash for the NZNBF light heavyweight title Reece “Lightning” Papuni (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over previously unbeaten Sam “The Terror” Rapira (8-1, 7 KOs). Rapira was down once in round three and twice in round four. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Ortega returns on Telemundo Friday

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Welterweight Edgar Ortega (15-1, 10 KO) of Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico will take on countryman and local Pablo Munguia (19-5, 11 KOs) this Friday at the Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and the WBO Latino interim title. Telemundo Ford will air the bout. Telemundo viewers recently saw Ortega in his network headlining debut this past August. Ortega defeated then unbeaten Daniel Rosario Cruz of Puerto Rico by way of a hard fought decision victory. Ortega is currently riding a 10 fight win streak but knows that the veteran Munguia has scored multiple upsets victories and will be coming to do the same to him.

How satisfying was it for you to win your first major regional title and now be world ranked?

When I started my career, my goal was to win a world title. I’m not there yet but I’m on the right course. (more…)



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

How much would you spend on a punching bag? Designer boxing gear is available for “fashionable fighters.” More

Is Danny Garcia avoiding name opponents? More

David Haye opens up a personal training club for the stars. More

Why trainer Freddie Roach allowed Manny Pacquiao to play on opening PBA day. More



October 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Robert Garcia: Fighters were afraid of GGG. Rubio isn’t

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Gennady Golovkin is a great fighter. He’s on a roll with 17 straight KOs but everything always comes to the end,” said Robert Garcia, trainer of Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6, 51 KOs), talking to Fightnews.com in Los Angeles before Saturday’s WBA/IBO middleweight title fight against Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KO). “The last ten Golovkin opponents came to the ring with this losing mentality. This is not in Rubio’s mind!”



October 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Hardy defeats Hoy in NYC

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: DiBella Entertainment

In front of a standing-room only crowd at BB Kings, New York’s Heather Hardy put in a performance to remember in front of her fans, taking on Crystal Hoy for the vacant WBC International Junior Featherweight Championship. Hardy (11-0, 2 KOs) showed why she is still unbeaten in breaking down Hoy (5-7-4, 2 KOs) over 10 grueling rounds, utilizing her left jab to open up room to land a series of body combinations that slowed down Hoy throughout the fight. The first round saw a cagey Hardy begin to press the round, using her reach to stay away from harm and frustrate Hoy. The second round saw Hardy and Hoy trade on the inside bringing the crowd alive and giving Hardy an extra edge in the fight. Hoy began using her smaller reach to her advantage in round 3, getting inside and unloading a series of good body shots that had Hardy think twice before exchanging back. Hoy managed to keep up the tempo going into the fourth round, delivering arguably her best round of the night by cleanly coming in and out to deliver short but crisp hooks to the body.

Hardy resumed business as usual in the fifth round, dodging and weaving with grace away from Hoy’s jabs and using the jab to control the pace and the ring. On the advice of her corner, Hardy started to get the uppercut going with great success, managing to counter and close down Hoy every time she tried to get any punches off inside. Round 8 saw good toe to toe action with both fighters trading blows and visible swelling beginning to appear underneath the eyes of both fighters. After 10 hard fought rounds, the judges scored the fight 95-95, 100-90 and 99-91 to Heather Hardy. This was also the first time Hardy has gone 10 rounds. (more…)



October 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Donaire, Walters workout quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champions Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters collide this Saturday in a WBA featherweight title unification showdown at a sold-out StubHub! Center in Carson, Calif. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also feature WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defending his titles against World Boxing Council (WBC) interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio. Golovkin vs. Rubio and its undercard are presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions, in association with Promociones Del Pueblo.

Nonito Donaire: “Confident fighters are dangerous fighters. I know that. But there other fighters who said before a fight they were stronger than me, hit harder, were going to knock me out. Walters is a good champion but really how many quality fights has he been in compared to where I have been in my career? We both have speed, we both have power. It’s an explosive fight. This is going to end in a knockout. I will go into the ring and do my best.”

Nicholas Walters: “Donaire is a very good champion. We both have speed and power. The difference is intelligence. I was born to fight. The bigger the fight the better. If Donaire isn’t right, he’s going to get knocked out. Maybe five rounds, maybe less. Not sure yet. But you know what? Donaire stepped up and took this fight. He didn’t have to. For that, I respect him for getting in the ring with me.” photos



October 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Fonfara-Ngumbu undercard info

The off-TV undercard is coming together for the November 1 Showtime tripleheader headlined by light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara against Doudou Ngumbu at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The televised co-feature WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) faces interim champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs). Opening the telecast is former interim beltholder Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) against Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a super featherweight 10-rounder.

Local unbeaten fighters fill out the show. Welterweights Alex Martin (6-0, 5 KOs), Semajay Thomas (4-0, 2 KOs) and Eddie “The Barber” Ramirez (5-0, 3 KOs), lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (3-0, 2 KOs) and heavyweight Adam Kownacki (7-0, 7 KOs) will all face opponents to be named.



October 15th, 2014




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