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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, ...

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PBC at the Crossroads

PBC at the Crossroads

By Karl Freitag In October 2015, Premier Boxing Champions presented eight live boxing telecasts. In October 2016, there are currently no events scheduled. ...

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Boxing News

Miami Warfare II Open Workouts

A well-attended media workout was held at Thump Fight Gym in Miami for four of the fighters scheduled for the upcoming Miami Warfare II boxing event on Saturday, August 18, at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida.

Main-event boxer Breidis Prescott and undercard participants Roberto Acevedo, Yunieski González and Leosvy Mayedo performed light training routines for the assembled media. Miami via Colombia’s Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) will face New York’s Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event and Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy will face dangerous spoiler Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. The two main fights will also be televised live on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr-Martinez PPV undercard announced

The Mexican Independence Day Weekend boxing extravaganza headlined by the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez world middleweight championship will feature four bouts on the live pay-per-view undercard, including two world championship showdowns. Undefeated WBA super featherweight champion and Cuban expatriate Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) will defend his world title against knockout artist Roberto Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs). Former world champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs) and Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran, Jr. (27-1, 17 KOs) will battle for the vacant WBO junior lightweight title. One-time world title challenger Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (28-4, 19 KOs) will rumble with former WBA super welterweight champion Joachim Alcine (33-2-1, 19 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout. The pay-per-view undercard telecast will open with undefeated University of Notre Dame champion Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named soon.



August 10th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Victor Terrazas 122.4 vs Eduardo Garcia 122.4
Daniel Sandoval 148 vs Gabriel Martinez 147.8
Manuel Vargas 115.7 vs Jhonny Garcia 116.4
Armando Robles 138.9 vs Rodolfo Quintanilla 141
Sergio Frias 111.3 vs Ariel Guzman 111.3
Venue: Complejo Panamericano in Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Update

By Big Joe Miranda

According to a source, WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. missed four days of training this week at the Wild Card Gym because “he didn’t feel like coming in.” Junior finally showed up last night around 8PM and worked late into the night with trainer Freddie Roach. Chavez Jr. is currently preparing for the biggest fight of his life against Sergio Martinez on September 15 in Las Vegas.



August 10th, 2012


Boxing News

Trainer says Kayode hit him

By Felipe Leon

A proposed cruiserweight match-up between undefeated Lateef Kayode (18-0-1, 14KOs) of Hollywood, CA, by way of Lagos, Nigeria, and multi-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40KOs) of Pensacola, Florida, might be in jeopardy after Kayode allegedly struck trainer Jesse Arevalo at the Powerhouse Gym on Wednesday night. According to Arevalo, Kayode was sparring Malik Scott when Arevalo, who until recently worked with Kayode, made an offhand remark. Kayode threatened Arevalo and after taking off his boxing gloves, struck Arevalo on the cheek and neck. A large number of onlookers were on hand to witness the episode. Arevalo expressed to Fightnews that he would be pursuing criminal charges against Kayode which might put the undefeated fighter’s near future in limbo.



August 10th, 2012

Boxing Result

Agnew squeaks past Page

By Byron Spurlock at ringside

Unbeaten WBC Continental/WBC US NBC light heavyweight titleholder Cedric Agnew (24-0, 13 KOs) had to work hard to claim a six round majority decision over veteran Zack Page (21-39-2, 7 KOs) on Thursday night in front of a near full house at the Houston Club in downtown Houston, Texas.

Despite Agnew being the heavy favorite and undefeated beltholder, it was the game Page who continued to bring the action each round. At times Agnew’s corner pleaded with their fighter to let his hands go. Agnew responded with glimpses of what made him undefeated by ripping left and right hooks to the body that had Page backing up and retreating. However, Page wasn’t going to let a few shots to the rib cage make him go down and he began pelting Agnew with combinations to the head from all angles. Agnew finally began to hurt Page late but the match was left up to the judges. Agnew kept his undefeated record intact by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 57-57. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Donovan George Update

Just eight days ahead of his biggest fight, world-ranked super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) took to the mound to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the start of a Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. George plans to wear the jersey presented to him by the Cubs, as he heads into the ring on Friday, August 17, to face Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) in a 12-round IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma in the main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights.



August 10th, 2012

UFC

Don’t Miss UFC 150 Live Tomorrow Night

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Olympics: Men’s Light Fly, Bantam, Light Welter, Middle and Heavyweight finalists revealed

It was the Men’s semi-finals for the Light Flyweight (46-49kg), Bantamweight (56kg), Light Welterweight (64kg), Middleweight (75kg) and Heavyweight (91kg) categories in the afternoon session of the fourteenth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. There was not an empty seat available at the ExCeL arena with raucous support there once again to cheer on the athletes. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

New opponent for O’Connor

Popular light welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (17-1, 5 KOs) goes back to the future Sunday night, headlining the first professional boxing show at famed Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The 27-year-old O’Connor, a former two-time national amateur champion, as well as an alternate for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, now faces Eddie “The Puerto Rican Sensation” Soto (12-4, 4 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Gillette Stadium is home to the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer (MLS) power New England Revolution, which is presenting this special boxing event, in association with DiBella Entertainment. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

We have seen this before in boxing. Two fighters are scheduled to face one another until one fighter has to withdraw from a fight. A replacement is found and that fighter ends up winning the bout. Could that be the case tonight in the hot Southern California desert? Unbeaten boxers Darley Perez and Bahodir Mamadjonov will battle tonight in a 10 round lightweight bout at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

UFC

Preview: UFC 150

By Anthony Springer Jr.

At UFC 1, there was no guarantee that size would be an advantage. In fact, it was routinely proved to not matter at all, as a south of 200-pounds Royce Gracie showed the world how dominant Brazilian Jiu-jitsu could be. Gracie dominated three opponents that night—all of them larger men (the ridiculousness of Art Jimmerson entering the Octagon with one boxing glove elicits laughter to this day).

At UFC 150, things have changed. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

IBF: Peterson is still champion; must face Judah

Photo: Tri Nguyen

The International Boxing Federation has decided that Lamont Peterson will keep the organization’s Junior Welterweight title, which he won from Amir Khan on December 10, 2011. The organization’s decision is based on the findings reported by an independent physician, certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, retained by the IBF to review Peterson’s medical records in relation to the information disclosed in the VADA report released this past May.

The physician was asked by the IBF to provide an opinion as to whether the levels of testosterone noted in the VADA report appeared to be consistent with the therapeutic use of the hormone, or for performance enhancing purposes. Additionally, the physician was asked to confer on whether these levels of testosterone would have enhanced Lamont Peterson’s training for and performance during the bout on December 10, 2011, and for his training for the bout scheduled for May 19, 2012. After concluding the review of all the documentation provided by Peterson’s camp and the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the physician determined that the testosterone levels noted in the VADA report are consistent with the therapeutic use of the hormone and not for the purpose of performance enhancement. Therefore, these levels would not have enhanced Lamont Peterson’s training for or performance during the bout on December 10, 2011. Nor for his training for the bout that was schedule for May 19, 2012, as a specimen collected by VADA on April 13, 2012 tested negative on May 2, 2012. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Last chance for Victor Cayo?

By Robert Coster

IBF #13 junior welterweight Victor Manuel Cayo (28-3, 20 KOs) is putting his future on the line this Saturday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Cayo will go up against his unheralded but hard-punching countryman Julio De Jesus (15-0, 14 KOs). Cayo fully realizes that a loss would eliminate him from any form of title contention, especially since he suffered last March a surprise devastating KO defeat at the hands of former world champion Nate Campbell. The setback against Campbell saw Cayo tumble from serious contender status to the must-win situation he is facing today. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Cunningham-Gavern added to Adamek-Walker card

See it September 8th on WealthTV

When Tomasz “Goral” Adamek returns to Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2012, the popular Polish Kearney resident will headline the “Ironbound Throwdown”, another big boxing card featuring a total of four world-rated contenders in three big heavyweight fights.

Scheduled to begin at 2PM, this rare afternoon event, which can be seen LIVE on WealthTV, brings some of the top names of the current professional boxing scene to Newark’s “Ironbound” neighborhood, which has become a hotbed for pro boxing in recent years. Topping the card is former two-time world champion, now rated #4 among heavyweights, Tomasz Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, who will face #12 rated Travis Walker of Tallahassee, FL, 39-7-1, 31 KO’s in a 12-round heavyweight battle for Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight Title. However the action on this card is not confined to the main event.

Highlighting the undercard is former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, who makes his heavyweight debut against Jason Gavern, of Harrisonburg, VA, 21-10-4, 10 KOs. Cunningham, of Philadelphia, currently rated #3 among cruiserweights, recently decided to make the move to the lucrative heavyweight division, looking for bigger challenges and the heavyweight paydays that come with them. (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

JC Salgado closing high altitude camp

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs) will wrap up his high altitude training this weekend. Salgado set up camp high in the mountains of the Mexico State in Jiquipilco and Nevado de Toluca. Salgado and his team will travel to Puebla on Monday to end his workouts to keep on track to make weight. Salgado will defend his world crown on August 18 against former WBA champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) at the Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo in Puebla, Mexico on a card presented by Promociones del Pueblo.



August 10th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 150 weigh-in!

Watch the UFC 150 weigh-in live on Friday, August 10 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Spivey returns Oct 12 in Atlantic City

NABA lightweight titleholder “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (41-6, 30 KOs) will defend his title on October 12 against “Lightning” Rod Salka (16-1, 3 KOs) at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Spivey won the title with a seventh-round TKO against Victor Vasquez this past February.

Unbeaten super middleweight Antowyan Aikens (5-0, 1 KO) heads a six bout undercard that also features heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KOs) and light heavyweight Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (9-2-1, 2 KOs).

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65 and $100 and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or Dee Lee Promotions at 856.692.1206.



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Kauffman returns Saturday night

By Kurt Wolfheimer

There is a buzz in the air as the long awaited return of local heavyweight contender Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (22-1, 17KO’s) is set to get back into the ring Saturday night August 11th against the always dangerous veteran Charles Davis (19-22-3, 4KO’s) in the eight round main event of the evening at the Gameface Sports Complex in Temple, PA. The boxing event will have a different feel for the area fans as Kings Promotions is set to put on their first outdoor show in eighteen years. The co-feature loaded Pro-Am boxing card will feature Frankie Santos De Alba (3-1-2, 1KO) in his first six round contest of his professional career, as he faces off against tough Philadelphian Paul Fernandez (5-5-2, 3KO’s). (more…)



August 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Sal Sanchez remembrance on Sunday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Formers world champions Lupe Pintor, Ruben “Puas” Olivares and Rafael “Bazooka” Limon among others will be in attendance at an event to commemorate 30 years since the death of Mexican ring legend Salvador Sanchez to be held in Santiago Tianguistenco in Mexico State on Sunday. That day a Mass will be held in the Cathedral of Santiago, Tianguestenco, then there will be a breakfast at the Miguel Hidalgo Auditorium and at 3PM there will be an amateur boxing card arranged by the Retired Mexican Fighters Association.

“For the WBC, Salvador Sanchez is one of the best, a legend and a good example for many fighters,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. “His death was a big blow to Mexico and to boxing. He was very young and did his best during his 10 world title fights, full of emotion and great shows. We miss him very much and this is a mandatory event to remember him after 30 years.”



August 10th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Cabazon, California

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Darley Perez 135 vs. Bahodir Mamadjonov 133.5
Chris Avalos 120 vs. Yenifel Vincente 121
Alejandro Luna 134 vs. Eddie Ramirez 135
Jonathan Maicelo 136.5 vs. Wilfredo Acuna 137
Geovanny Rodriguez 154.5 vs. Clevan Ishe Late
Glenn Porras 116.5 vs. Jose Silveria 119.5
Venue: Morongo Casino, Cabazon, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw/Thompson Boxing
TV: ESPN2

(more…)



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Mthalane-Nunez clash for IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian IBF mandatory challenger Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (24-2, 20 KOs) and the South African world champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) will collide for the IBF flyweight crown on September 1 at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama. The IBF has already appointed the officials (all from the USA). The referee is Kenny Chevalier and the judges are John Poturaj, Gary Merrit and John Madfis. The supervisor will be the IBF president Daryl People himself.

That same night, former WBA flyweight champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (25-3, 20 KOs) will face unbeaten Colombian Pablo Carrillo (9-0-1, 4 KOs). The card is presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

De la Rosa parts ways with DKP

By John Cannon

Three years ago, Harlingen’s James De La Rosa (21-1, 12 KO’s) signed with Don King Productions in hopes that he would move up in the ranks of the 154-pound weight class and quite possibly get a title shot. Fast forward to August 8th of 2012 and De La Rosa has decided to not renew his contract due to the fact that he has only been involved in two fights while signed with King Productions.

“This was truly three years down the drain for me,” said De La Rosa. “We were made promises that were not kept and it was frustrating to me.” According to Pete De La Rosa, James’s father, the terms of the contract were for two fights a year over the three-year period and that James would be in line for a title shot.

“The options didn’t meet our expectations and we decided to cut ties and move on,” said De La Rosa. “King would offer us fights and then for some reason, they would seem to always fall through.” (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Culcay takes aim at first pro title

Unbeaten jr middleweight Jack Culcay (11-0, 7 KOs) is one of the biggest hopes of German boxing. He now has the chance of adding his first professional international title to the amateur world championship medal he won in 2009. On August 25 at the o2 World in Berlin, Culcay will fight it out for the vacant WBA Intercontinental light middleweight belt against Frederic Serre (13-6, 3 KOs) from France. “I am ready for the fight,” said Culcay. “My preparation has been going well and I am really looking forward to get going…obviously, I want to keep my winning streak alive. But it gets tougher with every fight as the opposition is getting stronger…he already had two title bouts in his career and lost both of them. He won’t want that to happen again.”



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Adams, Taylor and Shields win Olympic Gold

Olympic history was re-written at the ExCeL with the first ever Women’s boxing gold medals presented to Nicolas Adams of Great Britain, Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields of the United States.

American teenage sensation Claressa Shields battled 33-year-old two-time European Champion and 2010 World Champion from Russia, second seed Nadezda Torlpova in the Middleweight (75kg) final. The 17-year-old US star had been in scintillating form coming into this contest and started in a confident mood, looking to connect with the jab and that big one-two combination. The experienced Russian’s height however allowed her to thwart Shields’ attacks to land a few good shots of her own as the first round was tied 3:3. The fledgling young talent initially struggled to get on the inside of her opponent but as she slowly wore her down she connected with a series of hard combinations to open a gap of three points after taking the second 7:4. The speed of Shields and her sheer determination saw her land some huge hits with a couple of good overheads landing flush on her rival’s chin as she powered into a five point lead going into the fourth round. The American starlet seemed simply unstoppable as she claimed the gold medal with an impressive 19:12 victory. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Announcement

Referee Elmo Adolph passes

We’ve received sad news that famed boxing referee Elmo Adolph passed away last night at the age of 78. He refereed in dozens of world championship fights and for years worked most of the biggest fights in Mississippi and Louisiana. Funeral arrangements are pending.



August 9th, 2012

UFC

Jake Shields makes return to middleweight

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost

Do you want to know how long Jake Shields has been a cagefighter? . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Gwayana-Kheswa fight postponed

By Ron Jackson

The SA interim junior flyweight title will no longer be at stake at Uitenhage on Saturday. The whole card has been cancelled. Two former SA champions were scheduled to fight for the title but the promoter, 70-year-old grandmother Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene, has announced that it would not take place. A lack of sponsorship put paid to the show in KwaNobuhle, outside Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. Mfundo Gwayana and Vuyani Kheswa, both from East London and both former SA champions, would have fought in the main bout.



August 9th, 2012

UFC

“Cowboy” Cerrone promises “strictly business” brawl

Top UFC® lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says his UFC 150 showdown with friend and rival Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard will be “strictly business” but –motivated to impress his hometown fans – the Cowboy added he will go all out for a KO in what he expects to be the fight of the night. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Diaz-Gamboa on September 7

A new edition of “A Puno Limpio” will take place on September 7 at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, with the fight between unbeaten welterweight Kenneth Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs) and Yoelvis Gamboa (7-1, 3 KOs) in the main event. Gamboa is the younger brother of former world champion and boxing superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa. The bout is scheduled for six rounds. In the co-main event, jr welter Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) faces Anthony Sanchez (5-1, 3 KOs) in another six rounder. The card is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma Lopez to return in 2012?

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Jose Perez/WBO

Former WBO former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez could return to the ring before the end of 2012. He is currently suspended until March 2013 for comments he made about referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. following his second loss to Orlando Salido, however at a WBO function yesterday in Puerto Rico, it was learned that the WBO may reconsider the suspension. The Boxing Professional Commission of Puerto Rico has also been asked to perform a secondary review.

Juanma and fellow former WBO world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Alex “El Nene” Sanchez were on hand as WBO female junior flyweight champion Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp received a diamond ring in honor for her seven title defenses.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing Result

Hyland remains unbeaten

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Bob Caico Jr.

Ireland’s Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland scored a unanimous eight round decision over Carlos Fulgencio on Wednesday night in Rochester, NY. Hyland went after Fulgencio’s body early with hard lefts and rights which opened up his head for a big right hand that staggered the Dominican. A flurry by Hyland dropped Fulgencio to his knees just before the bell. The Irishman came right at his opponent to start round two and a left to the body and a straight right to the head dropped him for the second time in the fight. Fulgencio looked like he would be done but to his credit he fought back and both fighters battled to the end of the round. “He is a durable opponent, I put him down and he got over it then I got a bit excited and tried to finish him off. I then decided to outbox him and if the knockout comes it comes,” explained Hyland. (more…)



August 9th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 150 presser!

Watch the UFC 150 pre-fight press conference with Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard and Jon Anik live Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm ET/noon PT . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.



August 9th, 2012

Boxing News

DeMarco-Molina LA Presser

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Antonio DeMarco relies on power and aggression to compliment his boxing skills. So does John Molina, who will face DeMarco on September 8th. Both boxers may not have fought on big stages as have Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, or Vitaly Klitschko (All three men will fight on September 8th). However, both men could take a big step forward, solidifying their place at or near the top of the lightweight division with a victory over one another. Not only that, but their crowd-pleasing styles could make their clash the fight of the night on September 8th.

DeMarco will defend his world title belt against Molina at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The bout will be televised live on HBO, along with the 12 round clash between unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward and light heavyweight world title holder Chad Dawson. (more…)



August 8th, 2012

Boxing News

Escalante back in action

Popular and proud Texan Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the eight-round “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” co-main event on TeleFutura against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda. The explosive featherweight battle will lead up to Saturday’s main event rematch between Lubbock’s Brian Vera and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora for the vacant NABO middleweight title.

Vera vs. Mora II, a 12-round fight for the vacant NABO middleweight title set for Saturday, August 11 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura will broadcast the fight beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT. (more…)



August 8th, 2012




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