Brunson KOs Cintron in knockdown-filled war

Brunson KOs Cintron in knockdown-filled war

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WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Tufte stays undefeated

Heavyweight Josh “Too Tuff” Tufte, had a tough time Saturday night against rough and ready Jon Bolden. It was a fight that Tufte was expected to dominate, however Bolden had other plans. The fight opened with a competitive first round that saw Bolden jabbing and Tufte slipping and hooking a la Joe Frazier. Tufte was able to outwork Bolden in round 1 and got the nod. In the second round it was much the same and looked as if Tufte was stepping on the gas as he again outworked the jabbing Bolden. But in round three Bolden, after being urged on by his trainer, began to let the right hand go and hit Tufte repeatedly with it in the third. Tufte to his credit showed his toughness and grit and continued to fight back but Bolden got the bet of the exchanges. The fourth round was taking on a similar pattern to the third when Bolden was warned twice for hitting behind the head and was then penalized a point after the third offense. Tufte picked the pace in rounds five and six and did some good body work that slowed the game Bolden. In the end Tufte remained undefeated 11-0 (6KOs) while Bolden drops to 7-6 (5KOs). Scores were 57-56, 58-55, 59-54 for Tufte. (more…)

Heavyweight Josh “Too Tuff” Tufte, had a tough time Saturday night against rough and ready Jon Bolden. It was a …


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Kessler-Froch II Headed Towards Sell-Out On May 25th – 7,000 Tickets Sold In First 30-Minutes!

By James Slater

Super-middleweight rivals Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler met face-to-face today in London, at a press conference to officially announce their eagerly awaited rematch set for The O2 in the nation’s capital on May 25th. The two former “Super Six” entrants have massive respect for one another and ahead of the return – which will contest both “The Cobra’s” IBF crown and “The Viking Warrior’s” WBA belt – both men gave some interesting statements. (more…)

By James Slater Super-middleweight rivals Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler met face-to-face today in London, at a press conference to …



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Bundrage-Smith still on for Feb 23

The February 23 event at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit will still take place as scheduled with the card now being headlined by the world title showdown between Detroit native and IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage and Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith.

As previously reported, the clash between Devon Alexander “The Great” and Kell Brook is postponed due to an injury to Alexander. A new date for the bout is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly.

The February 23 event at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit will still take place as scheduled with the card …


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Andy Lee Primed for Belfast Comeback Fight

Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (28-2, 20KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday evening against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3, 1 KO) at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena. This will be Lee’s first outing since he suffered a seventh-round stoppage loss when he bravely challenged Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC world middleweight title on June 16 in El Paso, Texas. Before the stoppage Lee was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards.

In September 2012 Lee made a career decision to relocate his training base to London and team up with Adam Booth, one of the most respected and sought after boxing trainers in the UK. Lee believes fights in 2013 will provide him with the opportunity to rebuild his career and the Fitzgerald fight is the first step on that road back to title contention. (more…)

Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (28-2, 20KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday evening against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald …




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More on “Monaco Million Dollar Super Four”

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions, South Africa’s foremost promoter,in conjunction with the Monte Carlo SBM group has officially announced the “Monaco Million Dollar Super Four” tournament which is take place at the Chapiteau de Fontvielle in Monte Carlo, Monaco on March 30. Also on the bill will be the outstanding and undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defending his belt against Nobuhiro Ishida and European junior middleweight champion Sergei Rabtchenko defending his title against Adriano Nicchi.

Heading the bill will be the Super Four eliminator with Dominican Republic-born Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) who fights out of the USA against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs) of Argentina at super middleweight, and in the second match-up at light heavyweight Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) from Hungary faces American-based Russian Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs).

In what is possibly a unique first in this type of elimination tournament the fighters who go through to the final will meet in a catchweight bout with a limit of 171.5lbs (77.78kg). The finalist will fight for a 60/40 share of one million dollars in Monaco on July 13. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions, South Africa’s foremost promoter,in conjunction with the Monte Carlo SBM group …


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Franco pulls out of world title fight; retires

By Matt Thompson

Featherweight Luis Franco has pulled out of the fight with IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib on March 1. The bout was to be televised on ESPN2 for Dib’s title. Franco, a former Cuban Olympian, apparently decided he didn’t want to box anymore and retired at age 31. After losing his last fight, Franco was fortunate to be getting a world title shot. Word is Franco wasn’t happy with getting “ESPN money” for the fight despite the prospect of big paydays ahead if he held the title.

By Matt Thompson Featherweight Luis Franco has pulled out of the fight with IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib on March …


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Devon Alexander Forced To Postpone Fight With Kell Brook Due To Bicep Injury

By James Slater

The IBF welterweight clash between defending champ Devon Alexander and unbeaten Brit Kell Brook has been postponed, SKY Sports has reported, due to a bicep injury on the part of Alexander. Promoter Eddie Hearn, who looks after Brook, has gone on record as saying Golden Boy informed him of the news and that a new date will be found “ASAP.”

The fight was to have taken place on Feb. 23rd in Detroit, with Cornelius “K9” Bundrage against Ishe Smith in an IBF 154-pound defense by K9. There is no word yet on whether or not this fight will also be postponed.

By James Slater The IBF welterweight clash between defending champ Devon Alexander and unbeaten Brit Kell Brook has been postponed, …


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Report/gallery: Molina vs. Spinks

ESPN Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photos by Joey Hill at RoyalDivide.com

Chicago’s Carlos “King” Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) dominated former jr middleweight champion and former undisputed welterweight champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-8, 11 KOs) of St. Louis, MO to capture a unanimous decision with the scores of 119-106 twice and 120-105 in front of his hometown crowd of 5,300-plus at the UIC Pavilion.

Molina controlled nearly every second of the bout with his pressure, lead right hands and left hooks to the body and head With the victory, Molina solidified his place among the top 154lb fighters and earned a shot at the winner of the February 23rd jr middleweight IBF title clash between champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage and contender Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith . . . Click here for more

By Sam Geraci at ringside Photos by Joey Hill at RoyalDivide.com Chicago’s Carlos “King” Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) dominated former …



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Hatton launches trainer academy

Despite being best known for his exploits in the ring, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton has further proven his ability to innovate out of it with the launch of the Hatton Academy. Alongside running his promotional company, Ricky has made a successful move into training, coaching Sergey Rabchenko to European title glory. And now he wants to pass his expertise on to fitness instructors, personal trainers and other boxing coaches so that they can enhance their own skills and teaching methods.

The Hatton Academy is the only boxing for fitness course in the UK to have official accreditation from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP) and the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE). It’s a two day course covering all basic boxing technique, pad holding principals and functional training methods. On completion of the course participants are issued with two certificates and the chance to join TEAM Hatton. This allows them to deliver Hatton Boxing classes and be listed as a trainer on the Hatton website.

Despite being best known for his exploits in the ring, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton has further proven his ability to innovate …


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Boxing back in Allentown, PA

On Saturday night, February 9th Kings Boxing Promotions presents an eight round jr middleweight bout between Keenan Collins (14-7-3, 9 KOs) and George Rivera (13-7-1, 4 KOs) at the The Rodeway Inn in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In a special six round co-feature, undefeated John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson (10-0, 3 KOs) risks his perfect ledger when he battles Grayson Blake (5-1, 2 KOs) in a jr middleweight bout. (more…)

On Saturday night, February 9th Kings Boxing Promotions presents an eight round jr middleweight bout between Keenan Collins (14-7-3, 9 …


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Conflicting reports about the great Muhammad Ali being near death has been laid to rest by Ali’s family who say “The Greatest” is alive and well.

GMA reports that Freddie Roach will be training Ruslan Provodnikov for his upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley. |more|

Nonito Donaire has been named “2012 Fighter of the Year” in the Flash Elorde Memorial Awards. The official ceremony is March 25.

 

Conflicting reports about the great Muhammad Ali being near death has been laid to rest by Ali’s family who say …


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Report/gallery: Gomez vs. Lane

Gomez_Lane1ARingside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

It was like watching a lion play with the prey before the big kill – except the kill never happened. Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs) soundly out boxed Houston’s Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KOs) en route to a one sided unanimous decision win in the welterweight main event.

The bout was fought in spurts, dictated by Gomez. Lane was hit with two and three punch combinations nearly every time he was close enough to land a blow of his own. This was the course of action for the ten round affair . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com It was like watching a …



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Lyell cruises in tune-up

Former IBF world title challenger, Billy Lyell (25-11) outclassed journeyman Rahsaan Abdul Blackburn over four rounds Saturday night at the Boyd County Community Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Lyell was credited with a knockdown in round two and went on to win by scores of 40-35 on all judges’ scorecards. Lyell stated, “I wanted to get several rounds of work in order to stay sharp going into my showdown with Daniel Jacobs (24-1) on Showtime in Brooklyn, NY on April 27th.” (more…)

Former IBF world title challenger, Billy Lyell (25-11) outclassed journeyman Rahsaan Abdul Blackburn over four rounds Saturday night at the …


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Marquez says no fifth fight with Pacman

Boxing superstar Juan Manuel Marquez says in no case he will fight Manny Pacquiao a fifth time. “I think for me there is no point. The business that we had pending is already settled, so then for what? I’ve also asked several people, several friends that I have around me and they tell me no, in no case a fifth fight,” Marquez stated on the popular “Golpe a Golpe” boxing show. He added, “…before that fourth bout, I said ‘regardless of how it this fight ends, there cannot be a fifth.'” A fifth fight between Marquez and Pacquiao is considered one of the biggest fights on the agenda for 2013.

Boxing superstar Juan Manuel Marquez says in no case he will fight Manny Pacquiao a fifth time. “I think for …


UFC

UFC 156 post-fight presser and bonus recap

Seven fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 156 post-fight press conference – Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio Silva, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Demian Maia, Joseph Benavidez, and Tyron Woodley.

Aldo and Edgar received Fight of the Night for their headlining title fight. The two featherweights engaged in a standup battle that saw Aldo take the early rounds, with Edgar gaining ground in the final two frames. Aldo ultimately retained his title with a unanimous decision victory . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald is live from London on Saturday, February 16 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. Click here for more info

Seven fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 156 post-fight press conference – Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio …


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Brown defeats Hill in St. Joe

By Jeff Reiners at ringside

Heavyweight Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (39-22-1, 23 KOs) won a six round majority decision over Sam Hill (17-12-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Legion in St. Joseph, Missouri. Judges turned in scorecards of 59-55, 59-55 and 57-57.

Former USBC bantamweight champion Andre Wilson (13-5-1, 11 KOs) scored a third round knockout of Ryan Pederson (2-10, 2 KOs). A short left hand from Wilson sent Pederson face down to the canvas, forcing the stoppage.

Rickey Thompson (3-4-1, 2 KOs) went home with a unanimous decision win over Dakota Talbott (0-4) in a heavyweight battle. Thompson pitched a near shutout with only one judge awarding Talbott a round.

St. Joseph favorites Tristen Wagner, Colby Courter, Eric Fleischman and Alex De Leon all won by first round stoppage.

By Jeff Reiners at ringside Heavyweight Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (39-22-1, 23 KOs) won a six round majority decision over …



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Mijares-Terrazas for WBC super bantam title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that Mexicans Cristian Mijares and Victor Terrazas could meet in an April 20 clash at a venue to be announced for the WBC super bantamweight championship left vacant by champion Abner Mares’ move up to featherweight. Terrazas is the current mandatory challenger. Mijares is recovering from an elbow injury that prevented him from fighting on February 9.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed Fightnews.com that Mexicans Cristian Mijares and Victor Terrazas could meet in an …


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Robert Morales has more on “Sugar” Shane Mosley’s not-so-sweet return to the ring. |more|

OnMilwaukee.com pays tribute to past great Harry Wills. |more|

Timothy Bradley is expected to make his return March 16 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on an HBO card. Bradley, 29-0, 12 Kos, will face once-lost Russian Ruslan Provodnikov, 22-1, 15 Kos.

What happens when “Iron” Mike Tyson meets a comedy hypnotist Down Under? |more|

 

Robert Morales has more on “Sugar” Shane Mosley’s not-so-sweet return to the ring. |more| OnMilwaukee.com pays tribute to past great …


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Bradley set to make first title defense

Undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs) vs #2 contender Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs) will take place Saturday, March 16, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. It will be Bradley’s first defense of the title he won last year by defeating Manny Pacquiao. Former two-time Méxican Olympian Óscar Valdez (2-0, 2 KOs) will highlight the undercard in a six-round featherweight bout. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host a news conference on Wednesday to make the official announcement.

Undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs) vs #2 contender Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs) will take …


UFC

UFC 156: Aldo retains featherweight title with win over Edgar

Four Brazilian athletes – plus one New Mexican flyweight fighting out of Sac-town – swept the main card in a night of surprising game plans and unexpected outcomes inside Mandalay Bay.

The crowd chants alternated between “Fran-kie!” and “Al-do!” but the main event featherweight fight was all Jose Aldo as he defended his championship with a five round war against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. . . More

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PRELIM RESULTS: A week after WEC veterans won in every bout on the main card of UFC on FOX, three Strikeforce alumni – two of them oddsmakers’ underdogs — showed their own pedigrees. All three debuting fighters from the recently-absorbed organization delivered, giving fans one hard-fought decision win, a gritty submission and a blistering knockout . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald is live from London on Saturday, February 16 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. Click here for more info

Four Brazilian athletes – plus one New Mexican flyweight fighting out of Sac-town – swept the main card in a …


Boxing Result

Gomez dominates Lane; Bey destroys Rodriguez

By Anthony Springer at ringside
Photo: John Gurzinski/Retna

Unbeaten welterweight Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs) cruised to a one-sided decision unanimous win over Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Gomez was never in danger and fought Lane in spurts throughout the ten round title tilt. The judges’ scores were 98-92, 100-90 and 100-90.

Undefeated lightweight Mickey Bey (19-0-1, 10 KOs) flattened Roberto Rodriguez with a devastating left hook to end the fight by knockout at 1:07 in the third round. Bey sent Rodriguez to the canvas early in the final round with the same punch. With the win, Bey looks to face Ricky Burns next.

2012 Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) scored a second round KO over Jose Ruiz (2-3) in a bantamweight match-up. Ruiz was down twice. Time was 2:03.

Unbeaten Badou Jack used a big body shot to extend his record to 12-0 with 9 KOs, knocking out Jonuel Tapia (8-4-1, 5 KOs) in the night’s opening super middleweight bout.

By Anthony Springer at ringside Photo: John Gurzinski/Retna Unbeaten welterweight Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs) cruised to a one-sided decision …


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Felix still unbeaten; Dirrell wins comeback fight

IBF #11 lightweight Jose Felix Jr (23-0-1, 18 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. Felix boxed well against the very strong and aggressive Robles, who constantly brought pressure. The scores of 98-91, 97-92, 96-93 seemed a little wide from this corner. Felix was deducted a point for a low blow in round seven.

In his first ring action in over a year, former Super Six participant Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (21-1, 14 KOs) outclassed aggressive puncher Michael Gbenga (13-7, 13 KOs) over ten one-sided rounds. Dirrell was in command all the way, dropping Gbenga in round nine en route to a shutout 100-87, 100-87, 100-88 verdict. Gbenga was deducted a point for a low blow in round five. The bout was fought in the light heavyweight division. (more…)

IBF #11 lightweight Jose Felix Jr (23-0-1, 18 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Gerardo Robles (18-10, 9 …


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Juanma wins by TKO in round nine

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best

Now campaigning as a super featherweight, former 122lb and 126lb champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Aldimar Silva Santos (18-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. After a slow start, Juanma staggered Silva in round three and dropped him in rounds five and seven and nine. Referee Luis Pabon waved it off during Lopez’ follow up barrage in round nine. Time was 1:04.

Unbeaten WBO #1 lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs) was victorious when Alejandro Rodriguez (18-9, 10 KOs) remained on his stool at the beginning of round six. It was a good fight with Gonzalez coming on as the bout progressed.

Unbeaten WBO #9 super flyweight McJoe Arroyo 12-0, 7 KOs) won by TKO in round four when the corner of Felipe Rivas (16-11-1, 9 KOs) indicated their fighter had taken enough punishment.

2012 Olympian and lightweight super prospect Felix Verdejo (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a third round TKO Jose Santiago (2-4, 2 KOs). Verdejo dropped Santiago in round one and finished him in the third. Time was :26.

Flyweight Olympian McWilliams Arroyo (14-1, 12 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against Miguel Tamayo (14-6-2, 12 KOs). (more…)

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best Now campaigning as a super featherweight, former 122lb and 126lb champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 …


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Bertino, Alms, Khattab win

By Alex Hermann

Saturday night in Ballerup, Denmark, heavyweight Claus Bertino (15-4, 8 KO) scored an eight round decision over Humberto Evora (4-10-2, 3 KO). This was a rematch, after Evora scored an upset third round KO against Bertino in 2007. Bertino was the better starter and the Dane won the early rounds, but Evora came back strong. In round five, Evora was deducted a point. The judges scored it 77-73 and 78-73 (twice) for Claus Bertino.

Two Danish prospects, Abdul Khattab and Stephan Alms, both scored KO wins against Hungarian opponents. Alms (4-0, 2 KO) dropped Antal Kubicsek (22-33-5, 6 KO) three times and stopped him in round three, while Khattab (4-0, 2 KO) stopped Janos Varga (13-15-1, 11 KO) in two. The show was promoted by Euro Event.

By Alex Hermann Saturday night in Ballerup, Denmark, heavyweight Claus Bertino (15-4, 8 KO) scored an eight round decision over …


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Braehmer defeats Gutknecht in WBO eliminator

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Photo Wende

In a very good action fight, former WBO light heavyweight world champion and German “100 Year Talent” Juergen Braehmer (39-2, 30 KOs) dethroned European light heavyweight titleholder Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (24-2, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. Gutknecht was very aggressive against the big punching Braehmer, but Braehmer landed the sharper shots. Braehmer cut over the right eye in round four and Gutknecht did well in rounds five and six, but Braehmer was back in command in the seventh. Gutknecht was deducted a point in round nine by referee Terry O’Connor for rough housing tactics, and both fought well down the stretch. Braehmer was clearly playing for another point deduction in the last round but O’Connor didn’t bite. Scores were 114-113, 116-111, 117-110. Fightnews had it 115-112 for Braehmer.

Braehmer, who never lost his world title in the ring, will now challenge for his old belt against reigning WBO champion Nathan Cleverly or Cleverly’s next opponent Robin Krasniqi. (more…)

By Karl Freitag Photo: Photo Wende In a very good action fight, former WBO light heavyweight world champion and German …


Boxing News

Villanueva brothers KO foes in LA

It was a family affair Friday night at the luxurious Jonathan Club. The venue is a very high end exclusive private club in downtown Los Angeles, California. The unbeaten Villanueva Brothers Matthew and Jessie of Palmdale, California thrilled the local crowd by dispatching of their opponents in quick fashion. (more…)

It was a family affair Friday night at the luxurious Jonathan Club. The venue is a very high end exclusive …


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Report/gallery: Torres vs. Guereca

lowres-05-JTP CrownPlza-003Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

Undercard enthralls, “Pittbull” Torres galls Guereca, “Jet” Torres calls it a day vs. Munoz: If you joined the near-capacity crowd late, last night at Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, you would’ve been served a sugar-coated dessert, having missed the meat of the evening’s menu.

As expected, Johnny Tapia Presents’ hometown boys Josh “Pittbull” Torres and “Hurricane” Hector Munoz picked up wins set up for them . . . Click here for more

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III Undercard enthralls, “Pittbull” Torres galls Guereca, …


Boxing News

De La Rosa-Sabillo Colombia Presser

Photos: All Star Boxing, Inc.

Yesterday at the Centro Cultural in Cerete, Colombia, a press conference was held to officially announce the March 9 All Star Boxing world championship fight to be held at the Mario de Leon Coliseum in the city of Cerete (10 miles away of the Department’s Capital of Monteria). In the main event, WBO #2 mini-flyweight contender Luis “Chino” De La Rosa (21-1-1, 12 KO’s) of Colombia, will face undefeated WBO #3 challenger Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (21-0-10 KO’s) of the Philippines in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with the interim WBO mini-flyweight title at stake.

De la Rosa was present and said, “I’m the champion without a belt. I feel I defeated Raul Garcia back in 2010, but the judges didn’t see it my way, this time I will stop Sabillo and won’t leave it in the judges hands. I would like to thank Mayor Francisco Padilla Petro for his support and will dedicate the victory to him and the Department of Cordoba.” (more…)

Photos: All Star Boxing, Inc. Yesterday at the Centro Cultural in Cerete, Colombia, a press conference was held to officially …


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After the war: Mike Mollo speaks

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KO) lost to Artur Szpilka (13-0, 10 KO) Friday night in Chicago, but he won all the fans’ hearts in a great, bloody battle with the Polish heavyweight prospect. Mollo lost by KO in sixth round but not before twice putting his 23-year-old rival on the canvas. Both fighters delivered on all their promises leading up to the fight, and Mollo, talking in the UIC Pavilion locker room minutes after the fight, does not hide his emotions.

Mollo’s trainer Danell “Doc” Nicholson also weighed in on the epic fight.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-4, 12 KO) lost to Artur Szpilka (13-0, 10 KO) Friday night in Chicago, …


Boxing News

Weights from Missouri

By Jeff Reiners at the scale

Galen Brown 207 vs Sam Hill 205
Andre Wilson 130 vs Ryan Pederson 136
Tristan Waggoner 135 vs Tyler Poirier 134
Eric Fleischman 144 vs Tailor Schroff 141
Colby Courter 146 vs Devon Hostler 139
Alex De Leon 145 vs Tim Clayton 139
Rickey Thompson 204 vs Dakota Talbott 221

Venue: American Legion, St. Joseph’s, MO.
Promoter: W-KO Promotions

By Jeff Reiners at the scale Galen Brown 207 vs Sam Hill 205 Andre Wilson 130 vs Ryan Pederson 136 …


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Juanma: I’m going to 130

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best
Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez weighed in at 128.4 pounds for his fight tonight at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, against Brazilian Adilmar Silva and yesterday formalized his ‘invasion’ into the junior lightweight division which he said was already planning for some time. Juanma has done 165 rounds of sparring and he expects his body will respond at 130 pounds with the same effectiveness as when he dominated at 122 and 126. “I’m going to 130 pounds. I already talked with Orlando Pinero and then after the fight we’ll sit with the company but it’s already a reality. I will stay at 130 pounds. I’m not going to make 126 anymore. I hope my body responds well but we’ll see when the bell rings. I did 165 rounds of sparring, the first time I’ve had so many, and we hope that everything goes well. I am strong and well-fed,” he said. (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez weighed in at 128.4 pounds for his …


UFC

Jose Aldo: The Dream Match Awaits

The last time the king of the featherweight division, Jose Aldo, was featured in our news section before his fight in January of 2012 against number one contender Chad Mendes at UFC 142, he alerted us on two matters, both of which came true. . . Click here for more by Martins Denis, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar is live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on TONIGHT, February 2 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET. Click here for more info

The last time the king of the featherweight division, Jose Aldo, was featured in our news section before his fight …


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“Vitali (Klitschko) needs to man up and fight me,” David Haye is telling The Sun. |more|

The Manila Standard Today explores the dirty world of PED in sports in regard to Las Vegas, Juan Manual Marquez and Manny Pacquiao with “Cleaning Up Sports.”

Robert Della Penna, a former Canadian boxing champ, has been sentenced to five years and five months in for distributing drugs. |more|

“Vitali (Klitschko) needs to man up and fight me,” David Haye is telling The Sun. |more| The Manila Standard Today explores …


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UFC 156 at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC 156, which is headlined by the UFC featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, and the light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Rogerio Nogueira, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada 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 two prelim bouts at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Frankie Edgar (144) VS Jose Aldo (145)

PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Rogerio Nogueira (206) VS Rashad Evans (206)
Antonio Silva (262) VS Alistair Overeem (264)
Demian Maia (170) VS Jon Fitch (171)
Ian McCall (125) VS Joseph Benavidez (126)

FX FIGHTS
Evan Dunham (155) VS Gleison Tibau (155)
Jay Hieron (168) VS Tyron Woodley (170)
Bobby Green (155) VS Jacob Volkmann (156)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156) VS Yves Edwards (155)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Dustin Kimura (139.5**) VS Chico Camus (134)
Francisco Rivera (135.5*) VS Edwin Figueroa (136*)

*Both Rivera (137) and Figueroa (137.5) made weight on their second attempts.

** Kimura will be fined 20 percent of his purse for not making weight. The fight with Camus will proceed as scheduled.

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