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Taguchi keeps WBA 108lb belt

Taguchi keeps WBA 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Faster footworker Ryoichi Taguchi (25-2-1, 11 KOs), 108, Japan, successfully kept his WBA light-flyweight belt when he kept ...

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Concepcion wins WBA 115lb belt from Kono

Concepcion wins WBA 115lb belt from Kono

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Panamanian Luis Concepcion (35-4, 24 KOs), 114.75, captured the WBA super-flyweight belt as he maintained the initiative, withstood ...

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WBA world title twinbill weigh-in: Kono, Concepcion, Taguchi, Miyazaki make weight

WBA world title twinbill weigh-in: Kono, Concepcion, Taguchi, Miyazaki make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada Kohei Kono 115 vs. Luis Concepcion 114.75 (WBA super flyweight title) Ryoichi Taguchi 108 vs. Ryo Miyazaki 108 (WBA jr flyweight title) Venue: Ota-City ...

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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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Taguchi keeps WBA 108lb belt

Taguchi keeps WBA 108lb belt

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Concepcion wins WBA 115lb belt from Kono

Concepcion wins WBA 115lb belt

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WBA world title twinbill weigh-in: Kono, Concepcion, Taguchi, Miyazaki make weight

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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

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Boxing Result

Burgos blasts out Vazquez in three

WBO #2/WBC#3/WBA#4/IBF #4 jr lightweight contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) scored a nice third round TKO over previously undefeated Cesar “Saba” Vazquez (25-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. A barrage of punches left Vazquez reeling and referee Tony Weeks stepped in to wave it off at the 1:15 mark

Welterweight Aron “The Killer” Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Prenice “The Greatness” Brewer (16-3-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 77-75 Martinez, 77-75 Brewer. Ten straight wins for Martinez, two straight losses for Brewer.

Debuting featherweight Vitor Freitas-Jones, nephew of former world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas, scored a first round KO over Rocco Espinoza (3-6, 0 KOs). Time was 2:11.

In his pro debut, heavyweight Brett Rather outpointed Jamal Woods (2-4-1) over four by scores of 39-37, 40-36, 40-36



July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago
Photo: Robert Tapalas

Paul Delgado 149 vs. Mike Ruiz 146.5
(WBF Intercontinental super welterweight title)
Jesus Tavera 150 vs. Jared Robinson 146.5
Mike Seals 189 vs Joseph Harris 229
Jose Felix 157.5 vs. Tim Hall 155.5
Jackie Breitenstein 137.5 vs. Racquel Bailey TBA
Quatavious Cash 167 vs. William Waters 165
Venue: Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, GA
Promoter: Delgado Boxing Promotions



July 20th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood, FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Argenis Mendez 127 vs Martin Honorio 127
Lennin Castillo 171 vs Ricardo Campillo 169½
Felix Diaz 145 vs Wilfredo Acuna
Claudio Marrero¼ 123 vs Fernando Beltran 125
Juan Carlos Payano 115 vs John A. Molina 115¾
Joan Guzman 140 vs Jorge Pimentel 141½
Ed Paredes 143¼ vs Vivian Harris 143
Jessy Cruz 120 vs Jesus Lule 119
Glendy Hernandez 226 vs Tobias Rice 215
Isiah Thomas 197 vs Reggie Peña 190

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Live
Promoter: Acquinity Sports
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July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Argentina

Ismael El Massoudi 145 vs. Diego Chaves 146.3
(WBA interim Welterweight title)

Venue: Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia de Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Promoter: O.R. Promotions
TV: TyC Sports (Argentina)



July 20th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Listed below are weights for Saturday night’s professional boxing event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.

Elvin Ayala 159 vs. John Mackey 157
Ivana Coleman 124.75 vs. Shelito Vincent 124
Joseph “Chip” Perez 133 vs. Johnny Frazier 133
Gabriel Duluc 139 vs. Christian Lao 140
Tylon Burris 168 vs. Luis Felix 170
Antonio Chaves Fernandez 144.25 vs. Jair Ramos 140.5
Saul Almeida 160 vs. Antonio Marrero 156
Carlos Hernandez 135.5 vs. Alan Beeman 132



July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Photos: Broner weighs 3.5 pounds heavy, loses WBO belt on the scale

By Clint Rosser at the scale
Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy

After weighing in at 133.5, we’ve been told that Broner will be unable to make the 130lb limit. The bout U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati will go on with only Escobedo eligible to win the title. The camps are negotiating a max weight for another weigh-in Saturday morning and Broner will have to forfeit a portion of his purse to Escobedo.

Adrien Broner 133.5 vs. Vicente Escobedo 130.0
(WBO Junior Lightweight Title)
Keith Thurman 147.50 vs. Orlando Lora 147.50
Omar Figueroa 134.50 vs. Dominic Salcido 136.50
Chris Pearson 160.0 vs. Angel Hernandez 160.50
Brandon Bennett 136.0 vs. John Nater 135.50
David Long 238.50 vs. Quincey Palmer 272.00
DeVonte Allen 128.0 vs. Ra’eese Aleem 126.50

Doors open at 5:00pm Eastern time / 1st Bell 5:30
TV: Main and Co-Main will be shown on HBO Boxing After Dark

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July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Omar Chavez 152 vs Jorge Paez 152
Brian Vasquez 130 vs Jorge Lacierva 129.5
(WBA interim super featherweight title)
Aaron Herrera 136 vs Fernando Garcia 135
Jocelyn Arroyo 108 vs Jazmin Mesa 108
Francisco Rodriguez 107 vs Jorge Guerrero 109
Venue: Auditorio Municipal Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

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July 20th, 2012

UFC

Faber, Barao make weight at UFC 149

(Photo courtesy of UFC) Weigh-in results for UFC 149, which is headlined by the interim UFC bantamweight championship bout between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, and the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Hector Lombard, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening two prelim bouts at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – INTERIM UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Renan Barao (135) VS Urijah Faber (135)

PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Tim Boetsch (186) VS Hector Lombard (185.5)
Shawn Jordan (250) VS Cheick Kongo (231)
James Head (170) VS Brian Ebersole (171)
Matt Riddle (170.8) VS Chris Clements (170)

FX FIGHTS
Nick Ring (185) VS Court McGee (185.5)
Francisco Rivera (136) vs Roland Delorme (135)
Ryan Jimmo (205) VS Anthony Perosh (205.5)
Mitch Gagnon (135) vs Bryan Caraway (135.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Antonio Carvalho (145) vs Daniel Pineda (145)
Anton Kuivanen (156) VS Mitch Clarke (155)
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Ortega defeats Quevedo

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

In the career of any up and coming fighter, the time comes when he must step up to the next level of competition and prove of what he or she is made up of up to that point. The time came for Tijuana super bantamweight Edibaldo Ortega (14-0-1, 7 KOs) Thursday night when he defeated cagey veteran Enrique “Cuate” Quevedo (14-5-1, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico, with a work man like unanimous decision at the Las Pulgas night club located on the legendary Avenida Revolucion in the heart of Tijuana’s downtown. The ten round main event capped off a fight card presented by Mayen Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and was filmed for later broadcast by Azteca America.

As expected, the first round was one of study as both fighters circled around looking for their own prospective range. By the end of the round the southpaw Ortega began to find a home for his straight left. It looked the fight was going to bust open in the second as Ortega was able to pressure Quevedo against the ropes and begin to land a left uppercut that began to make damage, even making Quevedo back up. The experienced “Cuate”, who is the current Mexico super flyweight champion, went into survival mode and began to box from the outside despite being the shorter man. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

UFC

Don’t Miss UFC 149 Live Tomorrow Night

Don’t Miss Faber vs Barao Live Tomorrow Night: Urijah Faber and Renan Barao battle for the interim UFC bantamweight championship, middleweight Hector Lombard makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch, and Cheick Kongo returns to take on Shawn Jordan! UFC 149 Presented by UltimatePoker.com live tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

Watch The Prelims Live On FX and Facebook: Before the action hits Pay-Per-View, watch the prelims live and free on FX and Facebook! “Like” the UFC on Facebook to see the first set of prelims at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, followed by the remainder of the prelim card on FX at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

LIVE TODAY – UFC 149 Weigh-In: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 6pm ET / 3pm PT on Fuel TV and UFC.com

All-New UFC Magazine On Newsstands Now: Featuring UFC 151 headliner and light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson, plus Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on the covers! Subscribe today or find it on newsstands now!
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Rosarito, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Antonio “Kañas” Lozada 139.70 vs Carlos Urías 139.70
Juan “Churritos” Hernández 107.20 vs Lorenzo “Explosivo” Trejo 107.80
Jhonny “Vaquero” Navarrete 146.50 vs Joel Juárez 147

Venue: Auditorium Ernesto Ruffo Apel
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Cadena 3



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Adamek to face Walker next

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s official – on September 8 I will fight Travis Walker in the always friendly to Prudential Center in Newark,” heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) told Fightnews.com. Adamek has never lost in the arena just a five minutes drive from his home. “We were ready to fight Alexander Ustinov in an IBF eliminator but his visa problems prohibited him to arrive in US. Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) proved his worth knocking out Kali Meehan in his last fight. He’s ranked #12 by IBF and has full eight weeks to get into best possible shape before facing me on September 8. I hope he will be 100 percent ready,” said “Góral.” The fight at the Prudential Center will be an afternoon affair because Adamek-Walker will be broadcast live on PPV in Poland.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Big fight card in Belgium Sept 21

On September 21st BFN GROUP will present what they call “the biggest fight card ever held in Belgium.” The event will include three title fights, with two IBF belts and an EBU belt at stake in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp. In the main event, welterweight contender Said Ouali (28-4, 20 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title against Karlo Tabaghua (18-3, 13 KOs). In the co-feature, Belgian female star Delfine Persoon (19-1, 7 KOs) will fight for the vacant IBF women’s lightweight title against Erin McGowan. Also “Sugar” Jackson Osei Bonsu (42-5-1, 29 KOs) will face Jimmy Colas (31-8, 13 KOs) for the vacant EU super welterweight title. Jackson previously beat Colas by unanimous decision in 2011.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Delgado vs. Ruiz in Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago

On Saturday night at the beautiful Buckhead Theater in Atlanta GA, local boxer and now promoter Paul “The Truth” Delgado will lock horns with Mike Ruiz of New York for the WBF Intercontinental Super Welterweight title. The fight card titled ATL Boxing is being presented by Delgado Boxing Promotions in association with Lisa Hudson-Webb’s Mazereon Management, and will feature not only Delgado but a couple of legitimate prospects as they work their way towards recognition on a national level. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Oosthuizen-Bryant undercard announced

On Thursday, August 2, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) returns to Roseland Ballroom in midtown Manhattan with another installment of the ever-popular Broadway Boxing series. Headlining the nine-bout card will be DBE’s red-hot undefeated super middleweight contender Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KOs) squaring off against Florida’s Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11 KOs) in a 12-round clash for Oosthuizen’s International Boxing Organization (IBO) title. In the co-featured bout, DBE’s newly crowned WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight champion, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (14-0, 9 KOs), will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on George Armenta (14-9, 11 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight matchup. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Over a year ago last June, Art Hovhannisyan was inside the ring at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. Across the ring from him was then-unbeaten Archie Ray Marquez. Because Marquez was unbeaten and stopped his previous opponent by knockout in a prior televised bout, most thought that he would be too much for Hovhannisyan. However, someone did not give Hovhannisyan the memo on what was supposed to happen on that summer evening. From the opening bell of their scheduled eight round bout, Hovhannisyan dominated the action, dropping Marquez a total of four times before the fight was mercifully stopped in the sixth round.

Tonight, Hovhannisyan will find himself in the ring at the same venue. Only this time, he will have a more-formidable opponent in Miguel Acosta, the former world title holder from Venezuela. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Groves headlines in London Sept 14

British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion George Groves will headline the Wembley Arena on Friday September 14th. But first the Hammersmith star is US bound when he takes on tough Mexican Francisco Sierra in San Jose, California, on Saturday 28th July in a ten round contest. This will be Groves’ second appearance in the America, his first was against Alfredo Contreras in Las Vegas in July 2010 who he stopped in the sixth round. Providing he comes through unscathed, he could then face fierce Scottish rival Kenny Anderson at Wembley Arena which is subject to purse offers for Groves’ British title.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Casimero new IBF jr flyweight champion

Johnriel Casimero was declared the new IBF Jr. Flyweight Champion yesterday, July 19, after the organization learned that Ulises Solis would still not be able to defend his title by October 30, 2012. Solis was granted a medical exception after suffering a broken jaw in an alleged altercation with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in December 2011. The exception gave Ulises an additional 9 months from the original mandatory date of January 30, 2012 to defend his title. This week the IBF received a letter from Solis’s physician explaining that in order for the boxer’s jaw to heal properly he required a bone fragment transplant. This procedure was performed on Solis on May 29. Furthermore, the physician recommended an additional six month healing period from this surgery. As a result, Solis will not be able to meet the extended mandatory deadline set for October 30, 2012 to defend his title.



July 20th, 2012

UFC

Boetsch looks to end Lombard’s unbeaten streak

If UFC fights were only 10 minutes long instead of 15, there wouldn’t be this mythical tale about “The Barbarian” who invaded Japan and defeated their hometown hero in one of the most memorable comeback victories in company history. The Octagon’s first foray into “The Land of the Rising Sun” in over a decade, UFC 144 played host to a third round knockout that caught the attention of not only everyone in attendance, but the entirety of the middleweight division. After two rounds of one-sided action from the previously ranked number one contender Yushin “Thunder” Okami, it took less than 60 seconds of the third round for Tim Boetsch to finish his opponent with really his first successful flurry of the fight . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Alvarez-Lopez

Tickets for “Knockout Kings,” featuring WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defending his title against breakout star Josesito Lopez, go on sale Today! In addition, audiences will be treated to battles between WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez and former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon as well as former World Champion Marcos Maidana and contender Jesus Soto Karass. Tickets are priced at $400, 300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Top Rank wins Martirosyan-Lara purse bid

At a WBC purse bid in Mexico City, Top Rank won the right to promote a super welterweight eliminator between Vanes Martirosyan and Erislandy Lara. Top Rank bid $405,000 while Golden Boy bid $326,500. Contracts are due in the WBC office by August 10.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Boschiero vs Fegatilli for EBU title

This Saturday, OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show in Piove di Sacco (Padova), Italy. In the main event, EBU and WBC official challenger Devis Boschiero (30-1-1, 15 KOs) will try to win the European super featherweight title against champion Ermano Fegatilli (25-4, 5 KOs). Is the second fight for Boschiero since his controversial split decision loss against Takahiro Aoh of last November in Japan (most observers thought Boschiero won the fight). On the undercard are EBU lightweight official challenger, WBC #9 and WBA #13 Luca “Black Mamba” Giacon (19-0, 17 KOs), Italian welterweight official challenger Antonio Moscatiello (13-1, 9 KOs), cruiserweight Damian Bruzzese (7-0, 2 KOs) and super lightweight Gaetano Putrone (2-0, 0 KOs). Sportitalia 2 will televise the show live starting at 9.30 pm.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Amir Khan Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA and IBF super lightweight world champion Amir Khan told British media that he hopes to talk to Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach about their future as a team. Although Khan accepts the blame for his consecutive defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, he insists that he needs a trainer 100% and doesn’t really want to be sharing Roach’s time with Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. during periods when he’s training for a fight.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Acosta at the crossroads

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

A loser in his last two significant fights, former WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-5-2, 23 KOs) is looking to get back into the title mix starting with a win over unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) tonight at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. “I definitely feel I am good enough to fight for and win another world title,” said Acosta. “I’m looking at this fight as a measure for me to see exactly where I’m at.”

The experienced, aggressive-minded Acosta captured the WBA lightweight crown in May 2010 but lost it in his first defense to Brandon Rios in a thrilling, fast-paced scrap with plenty of two-way action on Feb. 26, 2011. Acosta swept the first four rounds on two of the scorecards and hurt Rios on several occasions, but Rios rallied to win by 10th-round TKO. Acosta subsequently lost a twelve round decision to Richard Abril in a bout for the WBA interim lightweight title. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 149 weigh-in

Watch the UFC 149 weigh-in live from Calgary Friday, July 20 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT. More
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights From Laughlin, NV

Juan Carlos Burgos 129.5 vs. Cesar Vazquez 129
(WBO Latino Jr. Lightweight Title)
Aaron Martinez 146.5 vs. Prenice Brewer 146
Brett Rather 233 vs. Jamal Woods 243
Vitor Jones Freitas 131.5 vs. Rocco Espinoza 131.5
Brice Ritanivs.Coe 289 vs. Kourtney Boden 250
Geovanni Sarran 225 vs. Benjamin Lee 214.5
Jorge Soto 140 vs. Chico McQueen 139
Venue: Edgewater Casino Resort
Promoters: Banner Promotions /Thompson Boxing /JEG Boxing
1st Bell: 6pm Pacific time / 9 pm Eastern
TV: ESPN 2



July 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Zuniga stops Berrio in 7

Moments ago former 3-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga (24-5-1, 29 KOs) of Colombia stopped fellow countryman and former world champion Alejandro Berrio (32-5, 29 KOs) in round seven. The bout took place at the Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartegena, Colombia.



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Martinez begins training

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Universally recognized as the true middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) of Argentina, began preparations yesterday, under the guidance of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym in Oxnard, California, following the coast-to-coast media tour announcing the highly anticipated bout against undefeated WBC middleweight title-holder ‘The Son of the Legend’ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) which takes place on Saturday, September 15th at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Martinez vs. Chavez Jr. will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View and is being presented by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment.

In his last outing, on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’, two-division world champion Sergio Martinez stopped top-rated middleweight contender Matthew ‘Mack the Knife’ Macklin (28-4, 19 KOs) of Birmingham, England in the eleventh round after dominated him in an action-filled bout this past March which took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. photos



July 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Biosse stops Walchuk

Photos: Emily Harney

With yet another dominant performance in front of his hometown fans, Vladine Biosse proved the city of Providence still belongs to him until further notice. “Mr. Providence” (14-1-1, 7 KOs) dominated Canadian challenger Michael Walchuk (9-6), stopping his opponent after five rounds Thursday night at the Twin River Event Center for his second consecutive win and first knockout since April of 2011. Biosse punished Walchuk from the opening bell, dictating the pace of the fight, while Walchuk spent most of the night covering up trying to avoid damage. Biosse picked up the pace in the fifth, landing a series of damaging flows, forcing Walchuk’s corner to stop the fight at the end of the round. (more…)



July 20th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Santa Ynez, California

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Art Hovhannisyan 132 vs. Miguel Acosta 134
Roman Morales 122 vs. Alexis Santiago 122
Francisco Santana 148 vs. Larry Smith 150
Jonathan Maicelo 135 vs. Daniel Attah 135
Rufino Serrano 125.5 vs. Rob Diezel 125.5
Edgar Alvarado 157.5 vs. Erick Prado 161
Tureano Johnson 160 vs. Arturo Rodriguez 159
Venue: Chumash Casino
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: Showtime

(more…)



July 19th, 2012

Boxing News

FBI nabs boxer after bloody nose

Photo: Bob Ryder

A bloody cotton swab has led to the arrest jr welterweight journeyman Martin Tucker (8-10, 3 KOs) in a three-year-old bank robbery case. Investigators linked Tucker to another suspect previously arrested for the robbery through a photo on MySpace and when they learned Tucker was scheduled to fight on April 28th at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, an FBI agent retrieved a discarded bloody cotton swab used to clean a bloody nose sustained by Martin. According to the FBI, DNA obtained from that cotton swab matched DNA from evidence recovered by police following the 2009 armed robbery of the Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance, Michigan. That robbery netted $5,379.



July 19th, 2012

UFC

First-ever UFC flyweight champ to be crowned Sept. 22

The world’s top 125-pound fighters will square off on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto as Joseph Benavidez meets Demetrious Johnson in a bout that will crown the first-ever UFC flyweight champion. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets for the inaugural and historic flyweight championship fight will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27. (more…)



July 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Acquinity Sports final presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Acquinity Sports served notice this afternoon that although they may be a new name in the boxing game, they are definitely not a “no-name” promotional team. Acquinity boxing promoter Henry Rivalta took the podium from Paradise Live in The Seminole Hard Rock this afternoon to affirm “We have five main events on this card; fights that would have top billing on any network.”

In a clear case of history repeating itself, IBF #3-ranked Dominican super-featherweight Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) stares down IBF #7-ranked Mexican contender Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs) for a twelve-round IBF eliminator replay of their 2010 battle, which Mendez won by majority decision. Once again, the victor earns the right to face Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs), who survived a 12th-round knockdown against Mendez to earn the belt in Mexico last year and successfully defended it against Honorio last April. (more…)



July 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Mariana “La Barby” Juarez in Playboy

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

The August issue of Playboy Mexico, will feature WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “La Barby” Juarez, and yes, she has signed a contract to appear nude in the pages of the world’s most famous men’s magazine. The move is expected to catapult Juarez, who is both a boxer and an actress, further toward international stardom. In other “La Barby” news, Juarez says she will be vacating her WBC belt citing difficulties in making the weight. She blamed weight issues as one of the main causes for her lackluster performance against Shindo Go last Saturday in Ontario, California. Now she’s targeting Jackie Nava for her next big fight. (more…)



July 19th, 2012

UFC

UFC Magazine debuts Roots of Fight Legends Series

UFC® Magazine, the official publication of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, will debut Roots Of Fight™ UFC® Legends Series, a collaboration between Roots Of Fight™ and UFC® in the October/November issue of the magazine’s print and tablet edition. (more…)



July 19th, 2012




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